A “Bit” of Looking Back – DeArman Gets Second Overseas Promotion (March, 1945)


DeArman Gets Second Overseas Promotion

From The Malakoff News
Friday March 30, 1945 

Captain J. W. DeArman, son of Mrs. Tip DeArman of Malakoff, was promoted to a Captain’s rank in the Army Air Force in Algiers, North Africa on March 7th, according to information received in a letter to his mother here last week.  This promotion marks the second received in overseas service by Captain DeArman since his arrival at the African base in September, 1943.  In July, 1944, he was promoted from Second to First Lieutenant.

Captain DeArman enlisted in the service in New Orleans, Louisiana in December, 1942 and received his initial training at Scott Field, Illinois.  He was later sent to Officers Candidate School at Yale University to study communications.  On completion of the work at Yale, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant.  He embarked for overseas service as a Communications Officer in September, 1943.

Prior to entering military service, Captain DeArman was employed in the East Texas oil fields.  His wife, the former Miss Sara Coon, whom he married in Monroe, Louisiana several years ago, is residing in that city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coon.

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