Paul Reimers

Independent Enterprise
February 24, 1944, p1

Payette Youth War Casualty
Paul Reimers Reported Killed In Action In South Pacific

Word comes last week end of another Payette youth who has made the supreme sacrifice for his country with the announcement received last Thursday by Mr. And Mrs. Clause Reimers from the War Department to the effect that their son, Sgt. Paul Reimers had been killed in an airplane crash somewhere in the Central Pacific. The fatality occurred on February 3. Sgt. Reimers was an aerial gunner.

Sgt. Reimers was well known in Payette. He was born in this city on December 7, 1919 and attended the local schools graduating from the Payette high school with the class of 1937. Following his entry into the service in October 1942, he trained at Chanute Field as a mechanic and later received his gunner's training at Hawaii. Last spring Sgt. Reimers spent several days in Payette visiting with friends and relatives while enjoying a short furlough and since that time has been in combat duty somewhere in the Pacific.

No definite information is available as to details of the incident which cost Sgt. Reimers his life.