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2nd Lt. Joseph W. Jaensch is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jaensch Sr. of Alder Slope. He was born at Eatonville, Wash, on Sept 10, 1917 and attended grade school at Hurricane Creek, Alder, Reavis and Enterprise.
He graduated from the senior high school at Nampa, Idaho in 1935. He took vocal lessons from Stephen Jenick for over three years and has done some singing on the radio. He worked for the Boeing Aircraft company in Seattle two years before he entered the service on April 12, 1943, receiving his first training at Santa Ana, Calif. From there he was transferred to Ontario and to Merced Calif He recently graduated from the air school at Marfa, Texas, and received his “wings” and second lieutenant’ commission on February 8, 1944.
Thanks to Gerald (Gary} Jaensch for providing this information.