Located the 1940 census record of Russell E. Alderman in Macomb County, Michigan. Russell is my maternal 3rd cousin 3 times removed. Our common ancestors are James Alderman and Martha Cantell. Russell was the son of William Alderman and Ida E. Hoga.
At the time of the enumeration, Russell was stationed with the U.S. Army Air Corps at Selfridge Field. The census states that he was single, aged 23, and born in Wisconsin. His residence in 1935 was listed as New Glarus, Wisconsin.
The record shows that Roy had completed four years of high school and that his occupation was an Aircraft Armorer.
Selfridge Field later became Selfridge Air Force Base and is now home to the Michigan Air National Guard.
If you have any additional information or are related to this family, I'd love to hear from you.