In recognition of Veterans Day, we salute UB Alumni who served their country during World War II with a look back at highlights from the University of Buffalo Alumni Bulletin during the war years; available in the University at Buffalo Alumni Publications digital collection.
FIGHTING ALUMNI SERVE AROUND THE GLOBE
102 ADDED TO SERVICE ROLL, RAISING TOTAL TO 1250
University of Buffalo Alumni Bulletin, February 1944
Maj. John B. Kaiser, MD ’35, who has been in the South Pacific area for almost two years and was stationed on the Tongo Islands for a good part of that period, is pictured giving plasma to a soldier patient there.
ALUMNI PLAY KEY ROLES IN MANY THEATERS OF WAR
109 Names Added To Service File Since December
University of Buffalo Alumni Bulletin, February 1943
2nd Lt. Richard C. Browning, BS ’38 has been awarded an air medal for exceptionally meritorious achievement while serving as a bombing plane navigator in the Eighth United States Air Force. His crew also received the honor of flying the new army bomber “FDR” when it was to begin operations over Nazi-held Europe.
ALUMNI EARN DISTINCTION IN SERVICE
University of Buffalo Alumni Bulletin, April 1943
Betsy K. MacLeod, BLS ’41 is the first known alumna known to enter the WAVES and to earn the commission of ensign.
ALUMNI WITH ALLIED FORCES ARE NOW 900 STRONG
Lt. Hunt Wins Air Medal for Anti-Submarine Patrol Duty
University of Buffalo Alumni Bulletin, May 1943
1st Lt. William L. Hunt, Jr., LLB ’38 has been awarded the air medal for putting in more than 300 hours as a pilot in the hazardous anti-submarine patrol over the Atlantic.