The following article was found in the Jan. 14, 1943, Lowell Tribune on
page 4, column 2:
A letter received from their son, Pvt. Thomas Bruckman by his parents, the Harold Bruckmans, says to tell everyone in Lowell and vicinity "hello." Tom is in the ground crew of the air corps, and is now stationed at Miami Beach, Fla. Tom and Bob McCann are in the same company, and a number of other Lowell boys are also stationed at the same location.
The following February 11, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Now at Lincoln, Nebr.
Pvt. Robert S. McCann has just been transferred from Miami Beach, Fla., to A.A.F.T.S., Lincoln, Nebr.
This May 25, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Sgt. Robert McCann Writes
A letter received by Frank Strickland from his grandson, Sgt. Robert McCann, says: "Everything is O.K. with me. It won't be long until you will be planting and I sure wish I was there to help you get the crops in, but as things are now, I'm not, so will have to do my share on this side of the pond. The Germans will be done for by the end of this summer. We are giving them all they ask for and right now things are at their peek [sic]. The big bomb is liable to go off any day now.
"Before I forget it, I want you to tell The Tribune to send me the paper, as I sure miss the Republican news. There is another Lowell boy, Frank Bender, here with me."
A July 19, 1945, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 1) mentions that Sgt. Robert S. McCann was on furlough from overseas.
This August 2, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 4:
Open house was held by the Harold McCanns last week when all their children except S 1/c Fred McCann, in the Pacific, were able to come home. Sgt. Robert McCann came from Arizona, S/Sgt. Jack McCann and wife from California, Pfc. James Kuntz from overseas, Pfc. Bob Kuntz from the south, and Mrs. Grant Bellinger and husband, came from Walkerton, Ind., to enjoy the occasion.