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This Day in Norwood History-December 27, 1944-Pfc. Edward Wenzel Promoted At Post In India

Pfc. Edward Wenzel Promoted At Post In India

ASSAM, India—Edward F. Wenzel, 26. son of Mrs. Helen F. Wenzel of 46 Chapel street, Norwood, has been promoted to the rank of Private 1st Class in the Army overseas.


Emplqyed by Winslow Bros. & Smith prior to his induction. Pfc. Wenzel entered the Armed Forces at Fort Devens approximately 17 months ago. He was stationed at Camp Thomas A. Scott, Fort Wayne, Ind., before he went overseas.

Wenzel, who is a Medical Corps soldier, has been in India for the past eleven months. His unit takes care of the American Military Railway Service troops who are operating the metre-gauge Bengal & Assam Railway. Under the Transportation Service of the India Burma SOS, these American soldiers have increased by more than 100% the carrying capacity of the line. Carrying the bulk of the supplies destined for the builders of the Ledo Road, the forces driving the Japs from Burma, and for the planes which fly the “hump” route to China, it is one of the most vital lines of communication in the India Rurmn Theatre of Operations.

This Day In Norwood History-February 5, 1943-Hospital Handles More Cases in 1942

This Day In Norwood History-February 5, 1943-Hospital Handles More Cases in 1942

44% Of Patients Prove To Be Norwood Residents Topping all previous years in the number of cases handled, the total of 4066 individuals who were treated at the Norwood Hospital…

The Tanneyhill & Diggs Families of Norwood

The Tanneyhill & Diggs Families of Norwood

Two Influential African-American Families in Norwood This story begins in the aftermath of the U. S. Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. Two Black families move to Norwood.Using photos donated…

This Day In Norwood History-February 4, 1941-Federal Auxiliary Airport in Norwood Asked in Proposal to State Legislature

This Day In Norwood History-February 4, 1941-Federal Auxiliary Airport in Norwood Asked in Proposal to State Legislature

While the legislative committee on military affairs remained deadlocked over the site for a new state-operated East Boston Airport auxiliary landing field, Senator Mason Sears of Dedham yesterday gained suspension…

This Day in Norwood History-February 3, 1948-Count Von Rumford Branded Spy By Historical Society Speaker

This Day in Norwood History-February 3, 1948-Count Von Rumford Branded Spy By Historical Society Speaker

Painting of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford by Thomas Gainsborough 1783 A letter written in a nut-bark fluid to General Thomas Gage, British leader in the American Revolution, has recently been discovered and…

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