The following February 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Receive Letter from Son
The Clarence Buches received a letter last week from their son, Cpl. Roger Buche, who is stationed with Communications division in Australia. Cpl. Buche says he is feeling fine and enjoying the mid-summer weather even though it is uncomfortably warm at times.
The following April 15, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 6, column 3:
Would Like to Hear From Home Folks
Sgt. Roger Buche writes from "somewhere in New Guinea" that he is well and getting along O.K. He says that letters from anyone back home are appreciated very much.
A May 4, 1944, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 1) about Harold Cowan mentioned that he was serving with Roger Buche.
This May 18, 1944, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 2, column 1:
Teletype Operator for 'Ken's Men'
An Advanced 5th Air Force Base Somewhere in New Guinea -- Sgt. Roger W. Buche, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Buche, Lowell, is serving as teletype operator and message center clerk for "Ken's Men," a B-24 Liberator unit at an advanced 5th air force base in New Guinea. "Ken's Men" hold the record for enemy ships sunk. The records show 108 vessels sunk, with 150 more damaged.
Sgt. Buche attended Lowell high school and prior to his enlistment in the army, was employed at Tittle Bros. Packing Co., LaPorte, Ind. He has been overseas since March, 1942.
This May 25, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Transferred to Intelligence Section
A letter to the Clarence Buches from their son, S/Sgt. Roger Buche, who is with the U.S. forces in New Guinea, says he has been transferred from the communications to the intelligence system. Roger is getting along O.K. and looking forward to getting home by Christmas after two years service overseas.
The following June 1, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, columns 1-2:
Sgt. Roger Buche Promoted
An Advanced Fifth Air Force Base Somewhere in New Guinea -- Sgt. Roger W. Buche, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Buche, Lowell, has recently been promoted to the rank of Staff Sgt. For the past year, he has seen service in both the Communications and Operations sections of "Ken's Men", a B-24 Liberator unit at an advanced 5th air force base in New Guinea. "Ken's Men" has built up an enviable reputation as a crack bomber outfit in the southwest Pacific. They have to their credit, exclusive damage to enemy ground installations, the sinking of 108 enemy ships, the damaging of 150 more, and the destruction of 187 enemy planes on the ground. Its gunners have also shot down over 200 enemy planes in aerial combat. Sgt. Buche is a graduate of Lowell high school, and was employed by the Tittle Bros. Packing Co., LaPorte, Ind., before entering the army.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 18, 1945, issue (page 7, column 2):
After spending nearly three years overseas, Sgt. Roger Buche arrived home last week on furlough, which he will spend with his parents, the Clarence Buches, west of town. A ground crew man in the air corps, Roger has seen much service with his outfit in the many months spent in the southwest Pacific.
This April 26, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
S/Sgt. Roger Buche, son of the Clarence Buches of Lowell, who recently was home on a 30-day furlough, has returned overseas, joining his bomb group, who are now "somewhere in the Philippines."
This September 6, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
S/Sgt. Roger Buche is now stationed on Ie Island, just off the coast of Okinawa. He had the thrill of witnessing the Japanese peace envoy land on that island in the changeover from Tokyo to Manila. He was able to get some good pictures and expects to send some home later.