Biography of Kenneth W. Mosher

 

1st Lt., Air. Res., District Adjutant, VI Corp Area, USA

 

From Sparta Civilian Conservation Corps District, Sixth Corps Area, 1937 Annual

 

First Lieut. Kenneth W. Mosher

Air Reserve

District Adjutant

 

          First Lieutenant Kenneth W. Mosher, Air Res., Adjutant, Sparta CCC District Headquarters, was born in Troy Grove, Illinois, August 24, 1906. His father was a physician and they lived in various small towns in Northern Illinois during his boyhood. Lieutenant Mosher was graduated from Sandwich Township High School in June 1924. He attended the University of Illinois and was graduated in June 1929. From there, he received an appointment as flying cadet to attend U.S. Army School, reporting for duty at March Field, Riverside, California, June 29, 1929. From there he was sent to Kelly Field, Texas, where he was graded in June, 1930.

 

          After an eighteen months’ tour of duty with the regular army air corps, he left the service and worked on the sky ride at the 1933 Chicago Fair. Ordered to active duty with the CCC January 4, 1934, he reported to Fort Sheridan and went from there to Camp Smith Lake, Hayward, Wisconsin. The following April he took command of Company 1602nd CCC, Camp Petenwell, Necedah, Wisconsin. He was transferred to District Headquarters at Sparta April 6, 1935, and appointed Assistant Adjutant. On June 10, 1935, he was made Adjutant and has been serving in that capacity since.

 

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