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Cactus Patch

Scott Field
Belleville, Illinois

 

...Aubert was then sent for advanced flight training to Scott Field, Belleville, IL, from February 12 until March 22, 1944. On March 1, 1944, Shirley, who had come to Illinois to be with her husband, said she wanted a baby before he shipped overseas. For their living quarters, Aubert and Shirley rented an upstairs room in a house owned by a man with white hair in his late 30ís and his mother. At that home, they had breakfast kitchen privileges. Shirley remained on this visit with Aubert for three weeks, and when he received his next transfer, she returned to Michigan. (The first of their eight children, Lawrence, was born nine months later on December 1, 1944. The other seven children later born were Ronald, Kenneth, Mary Ellen, Thomas, Theresa, Daniel, and David.)

On March 23, 1944, Aubert was among 194 men who were sent back to the infantry because the Army Air Corps was overmanned and had surpassed its quota. He returned by train to Camp Howze, TX.

 


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