This October 11, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Iliff have received the address of their son, Ernest Jr., who enlisted in the Air Force on Sept. 24th. Ernest, who graduated from Lowell high school with the class of '49, will enjoy hearing from home folks. Address: Pvt. Ernest W. Iliff, Jr., AF16388288, 3658 Trng. Sqdn., Flgt. 879, Sampson Air Force Base, Geneva, N.Y.
The following March 20, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
The Illif's son, Pfc. Ernest, Jr., was granted an emergency leave from Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colo., during the illness of his father. Ernest has returned to his base and will enjoy receiving letters from home friends. Address: Pfc. Ernest W. Iliff, Jr., A.F. 16388288, 3419 Student Trng. Sqdn., Lowry AFB, Box 6450, Denver, Colo.