Colonel Duane S. "Pappy" Larson, Army Air Corp, NDANG (October 27, 1916 – September 20, 2005) was an American World War II fighter pilot veteran and the 178th Fighter Interceptor Squadron Commander of the North Dakota Air National Guard in the 1950s. He is considered the “original” Happy Hooligan which was the moniker of 178th.
World War 2
Anna Viktoria left Gothenburg in 3 April 1902, traveling unmarried and alone. She met a Finn named Claus Frederick Westerholm, born 23 June 1888, working as a “stacker man” in a door factory in California sometime after 1910. By 1917, they married and had a son Claus Henry (23 Apr 1914) and a daughter Irene Lillian (4 Jan 1917). Young Claus Henry passed away the age of 8 on 15 September 1922. Earl H., another son, was born a little less than a year later.