A September 21, 1944, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 2) listed 37 men under the age of 26 who were inducted by Local Board No. 1, Crown Point. Among them was Harold M. Haberlin of Lowell, who was listed as an navy volunteer. Another article on page 2 column 1 added the following:
Taking Training at Great Lakes
Word has been received by the Charles Haberlins from their son, Harold, who is taking his boot training at Great Lakes, saying he is getting along fine and is enjoying the training period.
The following October 26, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5 column 4:
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Karlson of Hebron, Indiana, visited their son, Roy at Great Lakes, Sunday afternoon. Harold Haberlin, also taking boot training there, joined them later in the afternoon. Both boys looked fine and enjoyed having visitors for the first time in six weeks.
The following December 28, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 2:
Taking Naval Electrical Training
Harold M. Haberlin, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haberlin of Lowell was enrolled recently in an intensive course at the Electrical Naval Training School located at the St. Louis, Mo., naval armory.
Selection to attend the school was made on the basis of his recruit training aptitude tests. The complete course of study includes the practical use of electrical tools, soldering, wiring, diagramming and repairing of telephone circuits. A theoretical phase includes principles of electricity and magnetism.
This May 24, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
After spending a leave here with his parents, the Charles Haberlins, Harold Haberlin, E.M. 2/c left Friday for California. He has been attending school in St. Louis, and will now report for duty.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 10, 1946, issue (page 8, column 4):
Harold Haberlin, M.M. 1/c wrote his parents this week that he is now on Guam. Harold, who had been attending electricians school in this country, said on the trip over he became "slightly seasick" and lost everything but his shoe soles. His ultimate destination is still unknown.
This July 11, 1946, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7, column 3:
Robert D. Conners, S 1/c and Harold M. Haberlin, F 1/c, have received their discharges from the navy at Great Lakes Naval Station, and are now at home here.