Sue - I have one question - is Louis' son still alive - the one born in the Phillipines? Did Elizabeth remarry? Here is a copy of an article from Mr. Defrain:
an M.C. at Controls
I had been sitting this ride out for some time. I wanted to go with Sebille who is know in show business as Lou Reynolds and was master of ceremonies in many chicago night club. When the war started he got word he had been accepted while engaged at the Club Soho. He worked the show through and then took off at midnight Dec. 31, 1941 leaving his wife Elizabeth jane Sebille, 2540 Washington, to visit his father, Dr. L. J. Sebille, Snover, Michigan, an inspector for the state health board.
Sebille is known as one of the hottest pilots on this station and has led formations 19 times. However, because of weather conditions and a new bombing technique, he went as deputy leader today.
We were alerted last night for an early mission today but didn't take off until early afternoon. It was 11 o'clock
when Sebille told me 'something's cooking' and we had better get an early lunch.
sure enough, the mission was on and the whole aspect of this base changed from one of lethargy to one of intense activity.
After being fitted out with sheep skin-lined jacket, fur lined boots, Mae West lifebelt and parachute escape kit, I emptied my pockets of everything except my army credentials and went to the briefing room.
Briefing a Revelation -
This briefing was a Revelation. While 1st Lt. Azad A. Sarkisian of East Chicago and Edgar Sauer of Kankakee and 1st Lt. Robert S. Rennitch, 340 Moraine Rd, Highland Park, briefed the pilots, navigators, gunners and others, the boys just sat around working crossword puzzles, reading and smoking.
They knew this territory by heart. They had been over so many times pounding hell out of that area, that they could find it and bomb it with their eyes closed.
soon there was a great roar from the field as the planes were warmed up. We climbed into the "Invictus" which has a picture painted on its side of a half-man, half airplane as a modern centaur crushing a Swastika in his fist.
in the plane we met Staff Sgr. Sam Laboritz, 4943 Sherian, Engineer gunner who had done the art work on the ship's side. Sebille completed the preliminary job of writing a message on a bomb tgo Hitler 'with love and kissed' from
nothing after that - no date.
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