Air Force Captain
Paul H. Bird
Former captain in the Air Forces and a pilot in his own right, Paul H. Bird, son of Mrs. Emma Little of Rochester, was honorably discharged from the service, and is now residing with his wife, the former Miss mande Nevin, at the Hotel Rochester. Overseas for 22 months, he spent 18 months in the European Theater of Operations with the Air Transport Command, transporting material and wounded in France, India, Russia, italy and North Africa. For the last four months, based at Hamilton Field, San Francisco, Calif., he trans- ported the wounded from Okinawa, Midway, Guam and Manila. Bird is the holder of the European Theater ribbon; Asiatic-Pacific Theater rib- bon, with Air medal; Victory Medal and American Theater ribbon. Enlisting August 11, 1942, he served with the Fourth Ferry Com- mand prior to overseas duty for which he was removed in May, 1943. Bird, who has held the Civilian Gov- ernment Pilot License since 1930, trained at Dallas, Texas. Employed by Despatch Shops pre-
They Have Both Been Promoted To Major
Major Lewis J. Partridge and Major Lawernce Schierk
Lt. Hustleby Awarded
Bronze Star Medal
First Lieut. Donald E. Hustleby, U. S. Infantry, was recently awarded the Bronze Star medal. The citation reads in part: "...The Bronze Star Medal is awarded ... First Lieutenant Donald E. Hustleby ... for heroic acheivement in Germany on 2 and 3 December 1944 in connection with military operations against the en- emy. First Lieutenant Hustleby di- rected and organized the evacuation of wounded men of this organization from the battlefield durring an attack against the enemy. First Lieutenant Hustleby's effective and systematic shuttle by use of vehicles enabled medical aid men and litter bearers perform with a maximum of efficien- cy. His voluntary efforts in this hero- ic action were greatly instrumental in the speedy treatment of the wound- ed and undoubtedly saved many lives. The courage, leadership and keen judgement shown by First Lieutenant Hustleby with utter disregard for personal safety in the presence of in- tense enemy fire reflect great credit upon himself and the military serv- ice." Lieutenant Hustleby, who entered service November 2, 1942, and went overseas in September of last year, is the husband of Mrs. Anne Hustle- by, West Avenue.