Barrel Grinding Springfield Armory NHS
People From Many Lands Working With a Single Purpose:
Producing the M1 Rifle for the Victory of the United Nations
Springfield Armory is glad and proud to have representatives of many nations amongst the American citizens in its employ. Here are sixteen of our co-workers born in sixteen different foreign countries.
Mrs. Clarice Rush is a Machine Operator in Jobbing(?) 27C. She was born in Antigua, the British West Indies. Mrs. Rush came to this country in 1914 and her husband served in the U.S. Army in the First World War. Mrs. Mary Roukas is a Machine Operator in the Bolt Room, Job Shop. She was born in Lagadia, Greece, and came to the U.S.A. in 1920.
Hans Christiansen is a Machinist at the Water Shops. He was born in Lysaket, Norway, and came here when he was 16 years of age. Thomas Tyrer, Junior Superintendent of Education Manufacturing Activites, was born in Birmingham, England, and came to this country in 1925.
Antonio Dominguez is an inspector in Section 59, 104. His birthplace is Havana, Cuba, and he came to America in 1913. He had traveled extensively throughout South America. Reymundo Cayode, Inspector at the Water Shops, was born in Cebu, the Philippines. He is a disabled vetern, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Henry Hansen, Steamfitter in the Service Division, came to the U.S.A. in 1919. He was born in Odensa, Denmark, and says that he has not heard from his relatives over there for three years. Ernest Ruyffelaert is of Belgian Ancestry and was born in Roubaix, France. He came to this country in 1928 and is a Machine Woodworker on the Sunset shift in the Stock Shop.
Mrs. Sonya Eventov is a Shop Inspector on the Sunset shidt in Bldg. 103. She was born in Dvinsk, Latvia, and came to America in 1922. After World War I, she saw the fighting during the Russian Revolution. Mrs. Mae Llewellyn is emplyed in the Jobbing(?) Shop on the Sunset shift. She came to the U.S. in 1912, and was born in County Leitrim, in the West of Ireland.
Mohammed Mustapha, a Machine Operator in Section 59, 104, came to this country in 1906, and was born in Elazig, Turkey. Cheecheu Yip, formerly of the Bolt Room, is now in the Apprentice School. He was born in Canton, China, and came here in 1928. He did graduate work at the University of Chicago and for the China Institute. Mr. Yip expects to teach in China when the war is over.
Andrew Fedora is emplyed in Section 54 in the Job Shop. He came to the country in 1906, and was born in Sedlice, Czechoslovakia. Mr. Fedora has operated a taxi service in Westfield since 1931. Peter Golaszewski was born in Koritki, Poland. He is a Gang Boss in the Machine Shop at hte Water Shops, and has a son, Stanley, also working here.
Fred Ziter is emplyed in Bldg. 104. His birthplace is the Republic of Lebanon, in Syria. Mr. Ziter has two sons at the Armory. David is a Principal Draftsman at the Water Shops, and Michael is a Machine Adjuster in Receivers 104. Carl Carlson was born in Ablid, Sweden. He is a Foreman in the Die Room at the Water Shops. Mr. Carlson served in the U.S. Army during World War I, and has a son, Arthur, who is now in the Quartermaster Corps.