The following article was found in the January 13, 1944, Lowell Tribune on page 2, column 1:
Lt. Burdette Wheeler, stationed at Camp Atterbury, Ind., returned there after spending a few days furlough with his wife at East Chicago. Last Friday he spent the day here with his mother, Mrs. Maud Wheeler.
The following August 3, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 3, column 1:
Promoted to First Lieutenant
While here visiting his mother, Mrs. Maude Wheeler, last week, B.J. Wheeler received a promotion to the rank of First Lieutenant. He was accompanied by his wife, who is residing at East Chicago at this time. Lieut. Wheeler left for camp Shelby, Miss., July 31st.
The following May 24, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 3:
First Lieut. Burdette Wheeler, overseas with U.S. forces, wrote his mother, Mrs. Maude Wheeler, recently, that he has undergone an appendectomy but was well again. He also sent his mother a cablegram on Mother's Day.
The following June 7, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Promoted to Captain
Mrs. Maude Wheeler has received word that her son, Burdette, has been promoted to Captain from 1st Lieutenant. He is serving with the Third Army in Germany, and was getting along fine when he wrote.