Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: October 12, 1961
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville -- Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Coordinates: 30.235833 x -81.680556 ( Place of Publication )
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General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
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VoL 19 No. 28 U. S. NAS Jacksonville Ha. 12 October 1961

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Miss Navy Wings of Gold.
Parachutists of the Navy's "Chuting Stars" perform acro-
: 20 year-old Anita Cowart of
five feet In vertical
Blue Angels with wing tips only apart.
batics during free fall from 10,000 feet altitude. "Chuting Stars" Jacksonville will be presentedat
climb. perform their intricate maneuvers Sunday.
All Hands Dance Friday
will be seen here for the first time Sunday.
night at the Coliseum.

I Sunday. Open. House, Air Show Top. Celebration 1

Fabulous and spectacular! Navy parachute exhibition team; plus other at- to help commemorate this "Golden Year of the
That's the best way to describe the three-day tractions. Golden Wings", the "Chuting Stars" will begin
celebration outlined by the Navy in Jacksonvillethis The static displays, which will include dis- their daredevil jumps at about 1345. The team,
weekend in observance of the 50th Anniver- play of equipment and aircraft, will be set up in composed of volunteer naval parachutists from
sary of Naval Aviation.An Hangars 113 and 114. The air show will be pre- the Naval Parachute Facility, El Centro, Calif.,
Open House Sunday at NAS Jax, featur- sented in the area adjacent to the Hangars, while will perform antics sometimes referred to as
ing a two and one-half hour air show, plus static the other demonstrations will take place in the "skydiving". They will bail out at 12,500 feet,
displays, will highlight the three-day scheduleof vicinity of the two hangars.A free fall two miles through space trailing colored
events. Gates of the Station will open at 1000 mass flyover of aircraft from Jacksonvillefleet smoke and while attaining a speed of two milesa
and close at 1730. The air show commences squadrons will signal the start of the air minute will do acrobatics, criss-crossing and
promptly at 1330. show. The planes will marshall off Jacksonville passing batons in mid-air. The jumpers steer
IN ADDITION, the agenda includes three anniversary Beach and will converge upon NAS at 1330. The their chutes so as to land in a target area in
( balls, for enlisted men, chief petty of- group will split into three routes at Gainesville, front of the spectators.
ficers and officers; a VIP luncheon; and a golf each route covering a section of north Florida. FOLLOWING the "Chuting Stars" will be a
tournament. IMMEDIATELY following the flyover, at helicopter demonstration; a high performance
Sunday's air show will feature the Blue An- 1340, two speedy F8U Crusaders from VFP-62, will takeoff by an F4D, FBU, F4H, A3J and P2V air-
gels, the Navy's famous flight demonstrationteam roar past releasing photo flares, after which the craft; crash-fire demonstration; and an airborne
; and the "Chuting Stars", newly formed "Chuting Stars" will perform. Formed especially (Please turn to page 3, col. 1)r )

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Page 2 JAX AIR NEWS 12 October 1961

I Health Benefit .


tln 'Open Season' : .s

NAB J.ckMIWIU. Now UnderwayCivilian

: CAPT J. R. Compton ...,.__....,........_....._..._.._.._...._.._...Commanding Officer z 1,
! CDR Walter J. Schub _._..._....._ __Executiv. Officer employees aboard NAS
Plett Air Jeckionvlll NAB 6NO Jax are being reminded again
RADM Joseph M. Carton CommanderCAPT this week by the Industrial Re-
Vincent Casey Chief of Staff, Fairfax lations Department that the ,, >" '
CAPT C. L. Moore, Jr. __._.__ Chief of Staff, NAB Six "Open Season" for enrollment in /tft;(
Fleet Air Wing Eleven ;' ',':
CAPT Renfro Turner, Jr. ._ Commander the Federal Employee's Health ,:::!.
CAPT'Andrew H. Cowert .._ Chief Staff Officer Benefits Program is now in effect ":
Naval Air Technical Training Unit and will be open through 1 1't
CAPT Harttel D. Allen .., .Commanding Officer <
CDR Eugene F, Verdery __Executive Officer I October 16. ::, :::
Naval Hospital IRD has suggested that em- \" .
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CAPT R. O. Canada._ Commanding Officer ployees read the brochures on L.. Ia6Aoodoi
CAPT Stephen H. Tolini -..._._. executive Officer the benefit plans carefully. If, _
Naval Air Reserve Training Unit/
CAPT Ralph E. Elliott, Jr. _._._ .._ _._. Commanding Officer after having read the brochure,
CDR William M. Miller __ Executive Officer no changes are desired, the em-

Printed commercially with non-appropriated funds In Jacksonville, Florida at ployee need do nothing. How-
no expense to the government and In compliance with NAVEXOS P-35 Rev. July ever, should a change be desired -
1958. Distributed free of charge to military and civilian personnel of Fleet Air they should follow the
Jacksonville, Naval Air Station, Naval Air Technical Training Unit, Fleet Air Wing half-
11, Naval Air Reserve Training Unit and U.S. Naval Hospital instructions given on the
Comdr. Alex N. Me Innls, Jr. Service Information Officer sheet with the "Open Season"
Assistant Service Information Officer' ___.....Andrew H. Planey brochure before October 16, aLtil3ar:6: S kfiti: 3 Y :rfioa6f ayb.EiwxrrwiS: :
Newt Editor-Arthur A. Slocumb Staff-Mae Spencer J01; Sandy Martinson, 1961. ANOTHER OVER THE TOP IN CC-UF-Heavy Photographic -
JOSN, Ralph Bailey, SN. Photographer, Joy Moreau, PH2. examination Squadron 62 Joined the growing list of cub-units reachingor
Member of North Florida Industrial Editors Association and Southern and International There is no medical exceeding their quota in the current Community Chest-
Councils of Industrial Editors. no waiting period, and no United Fund drive among Navy activities the Jax area. CDRJ.
The Jax Air News Is a member of the Armed Forces Press Service. Material restrictions because of age or E. Cousins (right), VAP-62 skipper, presents the tquadron'f
appearing In this publication can be reprinted providing credit Is grven. Photographs I physical condition for participation contribution in checks and cash to RADM Joseph M. Carson
unless otherwise credited, arc official U.S. Navy Photographs.
is ComFairJax and ComNabSix. The squadron collected $2,145.50 in
Editorial offices located In Room 230 Main Administration Building. Phone in the program. There cash and pledges.
extensions 61 64, 656, 272 216. for
or also continued prptection up
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Naval Aviation to a 365 non-pay days without tatus on cost accountof whilein -.- ; .

Where Do We Go From Here? reduction-in-force illness, there or other is continued reason furlough.Also except. pro- > 'I''I'if t1 t\rIti

This year we hive heard a lot about the history of naval aviation, tracing tection after retirement if

this phase of the Navy's activities from the decks of the 1911 USS Pennsylvaniato length-of-service and other requirements ,, $ ,tg .
the commissioning of the 1961 USS Kitty Hawk. The tremendous accomplish are met, with the ;. ,\ .. .. ), '
merits of Naval air during this period naturally suggest the question "Where do we same benefits at the same costas (, : ,:-:"': ,:!:'
go from here?" The achievements of American and foreign missiles and spacecraft for active employees. ) > ,
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make us even wonder whether manned aircraft have a future. -
There are several employee '" ', "
Questions such as these are answered by Vice Admiral Robert B. Pirle'i erti- organizations which are spon- :," i
cle, 'The Future of Naval Aviation," In the first quarterly issue of "Sperry-scope" soring health benefit plans for T:

for 1961. This periodical, published by Sperry Rand Corporation, asked Admiral federal employees under the

Pirie, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air), to clear up the present and future Federal Employees' Health Bene- ..;. .... ,
status of naval air for its readers. A brief synopsis follows to encourage reading fits Act of 1959. Names of such > "
of the entire article.Naval organizations are included in the r' r.rv"t \

aviation has a responsibility for patrolling inter- "Open Season" brochure, BRI
41-117. Employees of NAS
national waters to spot potential "highwaymen of the seas." may
obtain brochures on these or-
In many cases, patrol planes are dual purpose vehicles and ganizations' plans through their t tj

once they have detected a submarine can change function departments upon request.

to become an anti-submarine attack aircraft. Not only pa- The organization plans to which 3

trol planes, but entire anti-submarine carrier groups are local employees may be eligibleto j

available to fleet commanders to despel the threat of un- subscribe are the American

dersea marauders. The need for such hunter-killer Federation of Government Em- AND ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER-CAPT Renfro Turner
groups ployees (AFGE), Federal Postal ComFairWing 11 (center), congratulates CDR R. G. Bagby (left),
:will increase with the improving character of submarines. Hospital Association, National and CDR T. H. Casey, skippers of VP-16 and VP-5 respectively,
for being the first units of Fleet Air Wing Eleven to exceed
CLOSE AIR SUPPORT for is of Postal Union, and National As- VP-5
amphibious troops one their quotas in the Community Cheit-United Fund Drive.
the functions of Marine Air Wings. They increase the fire- sociation of Letter Carriers I contribution of $1,182 was 116.6% of its quota, while VP-16 had
(NALC) Health Benefit Plans. $1.107 for 110.7%.
power and. range of modern. amphibious task forces, as well
as carrying men and material ashore..

The fast attack carrier task force is a "mobile, self-con- IN1TTU's Chief

tained, self-sustaining, versatile and nearly irresistible NAVY FLIERS CREED .

sphere of national sovereignty, influence, and if necessary, Campbell Wins
control." It is the Navy's-front-line force in the cold war.

Ideally suited to brush-fire war, it has a secondary missionof Award

nuclear deterrence.ONE Speech

GREAT ADVANTAGE of the carrier task force is i Representing the Naval Air

its mobility which makes its position hard to find and there- Technical Training Unit in an

fore hard to hit by ballistic missiles. This reliance on the outstanding manner has broughtG.

base of of the difficulties W. Campbell, senior chief
sea as a operations removes many the
aviation electrician's mate,
involved in maintaining foreign bases, and does not contri- Award completion
I am a United States Navy Flyer. Speech upon
bute in any way to the imbalance of international payment of. Chief Petty Officer Leader-

My countrymen built the best airplane in the ship School at NAS Pensacola.The .
The nuclear bomb and the exploration of space do not
world and entrusted it to me. They trained me to fly
make naval air power obsolete. "Nuclear weapons may in- it. I will use it to the absolute limit of my power. NATTU AE-A School instructor -

crease explosions by 10 to the 12th power, and space explor- was presented the
With my fellow pilots, air crews and deck Captain H.
crews, award last Friday by
ation increase ranges as much, but these increases in des- and I will do
my plane anything necessary to D. Allen NATTU commandingofficer.
carry ,
truction and distance, like earlier evolutions, do not replacethe out'our: tremendous responsibilities. I will always re- .

ultimate area of contention: the inhabitable land areas member we are part of an unbeatable combat team-

of the earth. They simply add new dimensions to the age-old the United States Navy. Fellow instructors at the
school made and framed a por-
problem of control of people and real estate." When the going is fast and rough, I will not falter. trait of Chief Campbell, com-
I will be uncompromising in every blow I strike. I will recording -
THIS NATION'S FIRST seven Astronauts include four plete with an engraved plate
be humble in victory.I ,
naval aviators (three Navy and one Marine Corps). Much of i his accomplishment
am a United States Navy flyer. I have dedicated which was also presented to him
the training of these seven pioneers has been conducted by .
myself to my country, with its many millions of all on their behalf ,by CAPT Allen.In
naval personnel at naval air installations.
races, colors, and creeds. They and their way of life addition to receiving the
Naval aviation has a vital role in today's world. Thereis are worthy of my greatest protective effort.I Speech Award and portrait

no reason why the coming half-century of naval air will ask the help of God in making that effort great Campbell was named runnerupfor

not be as great as the 50 years just ending. Indeed, there is enough. class honorman in the five-

reason to believe progress in the coming age may be greater. week course.

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12 October 1961 TAX AIR NEWS Page 3

Open House, Always 'Homecoming'When

Air Show Blue Angels Perform In Jax

'I r J The Blue Angels, officially known as the U.S. Navy

Flight Demonstration Team, have become the favorites of

Set millions of spectators during the last 15 years, but NAS Jax

SundayContinued has a special place in its heart for them. They were organ-

ized here in June 1946.

Whenever the Angels appearin
( from 1)) wings during all maneuvers.IN .
page Jacksonville, it is just like

refueling demonstration withan coming home, and the Blue ECHELON. the team exe-

A3D taking on fuel from 2 Angels themselves are always cutes echelon rolls, changeoverrolls

an A4D. 'cognizant of the fact. and the "tuck-under-

The ever-sensational Blue They will perform aga"inamong break." In the Diamond, they do

Angels, flying their sleek their favorite people on barrel rolls, loops, reverse Cu-
speedy F11F Grumman Ti- Sunday at NAS Jax during the ban Eights, a tight 360 degree
Open House celebration in observance beautiful "Fleur-de-
turn, the
gers, will make the scene be- '
tween 1445 and 1500. This is MEET THE BLUE ANGELS-Here are the Blue Angels who of the 50th Anniversaryof lis" breakup ,and a slow pass at
the show that all air will be at the controls of the swept-wing supersonic Grumman Naval Aviation. The Angels: carrier landing speeds with
tops Tigers during their performance Sunday afternoon at NAS Jax will commence their show between landing and flaps down.
shows. The Angels, who were during the air show portion of Open House. Left to right are 1445 and 1500.
organized here at NAS Jax Li. Dan MacIntyre solo; Capt. Doug McCaughey, USMC, right Among all flight demonstration -
in 1946 have over the wing Comdr. Zeb Knot flight leader: Lt. Bill Rennie, left wing; THE: BLUE ANGELS have over
,past Blue Angels fly
15 Lcdr. Ken Wallace, slot: and Lt. Lew Chatham, solo. the past 15 years since their teams the
years earned a world-wide organization earned a world the world's tightest Diamond

reputation second to none. wide reputation second to none. formation with almost a complete
They have thrilled millions. aircraft
wing overlap between
Each year millions of spectators:
The Angels in their swept while their speed varies from
50th are thrilled by their flawless
wing supersonic Tigers, uti- AnniversaryEvents demonstration of precision fly 600 miles per hour down to just
lize two basic formations above stalling speeds of 170 miles
during their performance: the ing.In slow
hour in their Diamond
June 1946, organization of a per
echelon formation in which
flight exhibition team within the pass.
the planes are stacked down
Naval Air Advanced Training
and back from the leader at THE FLYING lineup for the
Command was directed by the
,45 and the 1961 season is as follows: Comdr.
a degree angle; OCT. 13
Chief of Naval Operations. Lcdr.
famous diamond formation in Zeb Knott, leader; Capt. Doug
"Butch" Voris was selected to USMC ''##2 on the
which there is a wingman on McCaughey,
1230-Luncheon sponsored by the Jacksonville Area organize and lead the team at
Lt. Bill Rennie, #3
each of the leader's wings, and a right wing;
"slot man" flying directly behind NAS, Jax. The team completedIts on the left wing; and Lcdr. Ken
and below the leader's tail- Chamber of Commerce. first public performance fly Wallace, ##4 in the "slot" or"tailendcharlies"
ing Grumman F6F "Hellcats" at
pipe, between the two wingmen. 1300-50th Anniversary Golf Tournament opens; position in
the Southeastern Air Show June
These formations are held tightly the team's trademark Diamond
15 and 16 in Jax.
Lew Chatham;
together with a five-foot separa- Pro-Am play. Formation. Lt.
THE TEAM was later trans- Lt.' Dan Macln,
tion between wings during all flying #5 and
maneuvers. 2000-All Hands Dance at Jacksonville Coliseum. ferred to NAS Pensacola and at tyre, flying '##6, do the solo
the outbreak of the Korean max-performance routine while

These breath-taking maneuversare Chuck Cabot and orchestra featuring Wee Conflict in June 1950 the Blue the formation reverses course

all done in close formation Angels were ordered to duty in several times during the demon-
rather than individually and at Bonnie Baker and Bill Rogers. combat status aboard the USE I stration.

a lower altitude than is nor- Princeton as a nucleus of VF-
mally the case. The Blue Angels' The Four Aces. The team's engineering offi-

speed varies from 600 plus miles 191.In late 1951, seeing a recur cer, Lt. Ray Atherton, in chargeof
per hour down. Tenth Naval,District Steel Band. ring need for a demonstration the crew of enlisted men and

of Gold and team, the Chief of Naval Opera the Public Information Officer,
Chuck Cabot and his Presentation of Miss Navy Wings '
orchestra tions ordered the Blue Angels Lt. Hank Giedzinski, fly #7, the
featuring Wee Bonnie Baker "Cougar" on
her court. reactivated. Lcdr. "Butch" Voris two-seater F9F-8T
and comedian Billy Rogers, will was again given the job of organizing jet orientation flights for news-
play for dancing at all three and radio media
the team at NAS Cor- paper, television
anniversary balls. The All Hands SATURDAY OCT. 14 pus Christ, Texas. In June 1955 representatives. j

dance is set for 2000 at the Jack- the team moved its permanentbase

sonville Coliseum; with the 1300-50th Anniversary Golf Tournament; Invitational of operations from Corpus

dances for the chief petty officers Christi to NAS Pensacola.The BoardDiscontinued
and officers to be held at I play.1730Naviator Blue Angels have been Rating

the Duval County Armory on I I Choir at Jacksonville Festi- under the leadership of Comdr,
Saturday and Sunday at 2000, appears Zeb Knott since October 1958. ,

respectively., val of Arts, Prudential Terrace. Comdr. Knot, when he took over,
had over 7300 hours of flight
Also making an appearance at IRD AdvisesThe
the dances will be the well 2000-Chief Petty Officers' Dance, Duval County ,time and 400 carrier landings to

known recording and TV artists, his credit. Office of Industrial Rela-
the Four Aces; the Navy's famous Armory. Program same as October 13 dance THE ANGELS are assignedthe tions here at the Naval Air Sta-

Steel Band from San Juan, with Naviator Choir as added attraction. mission of, "Demonstrating tion has advised that existing
Pureto Rico; and the Naval Avia- precision techniques of naval Statutory Performance Rating

tion Training Command Choir. aviation to naval personnel and, Boards of Review will be dises-

Miss Navy Wings of Gold, 20' SUNDAY, OCT. 15 if directed to the public." The tablished. In the future, an "ad

year-old Anita Cowart of Jack- precision techniques are actually hoc" Board will be designated
sonville, will be presented in 1000 to 1300-Open House at NAS Jacksonville standard fighter maneuvers developed whenever a civilian employee

ceremonies at the all hands in practice and actual wishes to appeal an assigned official -
dance. Miss Cowart and her court Static displays. combat by Navy pilots. performance rating to the
THE TEAM stresses that
will appear at.all the dances and Statutory Board.
1330-Air Show. routine doesn't make the Flight
the three
at other events during
Demonstration Team stunt Board differs
a The Statutory
day celebration. Mass Flyover of aircraft.v
team. None of the maneuversare from the Activity Performance
Rear Adm. Frederick J. Brush, Photo-Flare Demonstration. ... classed as stunts because Rating Board in that it is com-

Commander Carrier Division Six, they are all part of the stock-in- prised of a representative of the

will be the principal speakerat "Chuting Stars" (Navy Parachute Exhibition trade of any fighter pilot-simple Civil Service Commission, who'

a special 50th Anniversary tactical maneuvers. serves as chairman, a member

luncheon sponsored by the Jack- Team). The Blues, in the swept-wing designated by management anda

sonville Chamber of Commerce, superonsic "Tigers," utilize two member selected by the em-

Friday at 1230 at the Roosevelt Helicopter Demonstration. basic formations during their ployees.The .

Hotel. High ranking naval officers performance; the echelon forma-
Crash-Fire Demonstration. activity's Board is com-
tion, in which the planes are
and civic leaders will attend. prised of local civilian em-
stacked down and back from
High Performance Take-off; High speed Pass with the AdministrationOfficer
(The complete schedule of the leader at a 45 degree angle, ployees

events is listed here on Page 3.) and Climb. and the famous Diamond forma- as chairman.
tion in which there is a wing-

Airborne Refueling.Blue man on each of the leader's Two soldiers were walking toward -

"Did you see that donkey fall wings, and a "slot-man" flying each other. Ones, of them

on the street yesterday and Angels.2000Officers' directly behind and below'the was bowlegged. The straight one,
leader's' tailpipe, between the
break ,his leg?" Dance, Duval County Armory. Pro. two wingmen., These formationsare very curious, asked: "Cavalry?"
"Did they blame the driver? the other.
held tightly together with a "Nope, replied
"No, 'they said it was the as- gram identical as'October 14 dance..,
five-foot separation, between the i "Short
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: Page 4 JAX AIR NEWS 12 October 1361

\I ___ -n-- -- I Three Dances Planned

I : For 50th Anniversary

,,1t .J rJ f! W II Jacksonville Navy personnel will have a grand oppor-

$ tunity to participate in the huge celebration honoring the

150th I Anniversary of Naval Aviation by attending the three

a r i'' big dances scheduled during the weekend of October 13, 14

and 15.The .
All Hands Dance on Fri-. Haydon Burns. Miss Cowart will

day, October 13, will be the first reign over the three-day festi-

xy s, dance during the big three-day vities, accompanied by her courtof
event and will be held at the 12 young ladies.

Jax Coliseum beginning at 2000.
AN ADDITIONAL feature attraction
All Navy personnel of the Jack-
.: at the All Hands Dance
y x" : sonville Navy Complex and
will be the appearance of the
their guests are invited.
nationally popular Four Aces.
:" w ,> :,: } Chief Petty Officers and Ma- Uniform for the dances for officers -
and chief petty officers
'ii : ,\\ will be heldIn
rines of
=* "'''''*:" equal
.. jI will be service dress white; en-
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!: immrnrir-rvKimim.m H f I &W*m"'N'*W' **?"A *>*k< "&.7. MMMMIMI the Duval County Armoryon
TO PERFORM AT ANNIVERSARY DANCES-The Tenth Naval District Steel Band, first all- listed men, undress white bravo
continental musical group of Its kind, has become a feature of Island leisure hours in the semi- Saturday, October 14, at with neckerchief; and Waves,
tropical land of Puerto Rico. Playing on refurbished oil drums, the Steel bandsmen learned their 2000; and the Officers Dance, service dress white or civilian
new art in Trinidad and became proficient in a few weeks. The Band, which will appear at all three on the agenda for Sunday, Oc-
50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation dances in Jacksonville over the weekend, has a wide repertoire tober 15, is also set for the Duval semi-formal evening dress.
of dance music, ranging from Carrlbbean calypsos to waltzes, polkas and fox trots. Refreshments will be avail-
County Armory at 2000.
I able at each of the affairs.
Billy Rogers and Chuck Cabot

Steel Band a. and his orchestra featuring Wee

Bonnie Baker, will play for all
w erThcLJi three dances. Cabot's band has

been featured in some of the

To AppearAt nation's top clubs and hotels 1

and is credited with such top record -

hits as "Down the Lane,"

"Rag, Rag, Raggedy Moon,"
DancesOne "Charlie My Boy," "Let the Rest

of the World Go By," and "Dill

Pickles." His feature star, Wee
of the highlights of
Bonnie Baker, will sing such
the big 50th Anniversary of
Naval favorites as "Oh, Johnny,
Aviation celebration
;, i which made her famous in the
this weekendwill
early '40's, and many more all-
be the appearance of the
time Hit Parade classics.
Naval District Steel
Band, one of the most unique Billy Rogers, is noted for

musical groups in the coun-I THE LIMBO-Navy musician third class Hugo Bailey per- leading off with his soft-spoken
forms an authentic Trinidad "limbo dance" to the accompaniment attack on human foibles, money, CHUCK CABOT And his "'
try.An of the Navy steel drums. The dance is an added attraction politics, songs and space travel orchestra, one of the country'sbest
organization that makes of the Tenth Naval District Steel Band. liked bands will provide
little doubt to
I which leaves as
music on refurbished oil drums, the music for dancing at all
the Steel Band will appear at why he has earned his title as three 50th anniversary dances

i each of the three anniversary NaviatorChoirAmongFinestAcapellaGroupsIn "Dr. of Applied Satire." for Nary personnel in Jax over
the weekend.WE .
dances. The band will performat ALSO ON HAND for all three

the All Hands Dance at the dances will be the Tenth Naval R--F:

Coliseum Friday night; and at CountryMore District Steel Band from San

the CPO and Oficers' dances to Juan, Puerto Rico. This famous

be held Saturday and Sunday, than 40 young men undergoing flight training at recording ensemble "makesmusic"

respectively at the Duval County Pensacola, Fla., spend their spare time rehearsing and sing- on refurbished oil drums.

Armory. All dances begin at ing with the Naval Air Training Command Choir. The re- I A special attraction at the

2000. sult-one of the finest acapella choirs in the United States.' Chief's and Officers Dances will

THE BAND, WHICH be the Naval Air Training Choir
has a The choir will be helping] training and leaves the Pensa-
wide repertoire of dance music Jacksonville celebrate the 50th cola area, their places are filled which will present a program of

ranging from the Caribbean Anniversary of Naval Aviation by newcomers to the training Navy hymns and popular choral,

calypsos to American waltzes,I with two this com- tunes.
appearances program. Of the 40 cadets now
polkas and fox trots, got it start ing weekend. Saturday they will in the choir nearly 25 will not Highlighting the All Hands

in mid-1957 when Admiral Dan appear at the Chief Petty Offi- be with the group six months Dance will be the presentationof

Gallery, then Commandant of cers anniversary dance at the from now. Hundreds of cadetsare Miss Navy Wings of Gold,

the Tenth Naval District, was Duval County Armory, and auditioned each year in a 20 year-old Anita Cowart, to

stirred by steel band music dur- again Sunday, at the Officers quest for fine voices. The mem- Rear Admiral Joseph M. Car- BONNIE BAKER-One

ing a visit to Trinidad, British dance, also at the Armory. Both bership of the choir this year is son, Commander Fleet Air 'Jacksonville of America's most beloved entertainers -

West Indies. dances begin at 2000. augmented by U. S. Marine and Naval Air Bases, with Chuck, who will appear
Cabot and his or-
Admiral Gallery immediately GENERALLY referred to in Corps flight students. 6ND, by Jacksonville Mayor chestra.
ordered a set of instruments for Navy "slanguage" as the Navia-
his bandsmen back in Puerto '
tors, the group was organizedmore
Rico. After only a few weeks of than ten years ago to sing

familiarizing themselves with the for divine services each Sundayat

odd instruments, the musicianswere the Pensacola Naval Air Sta-

ready for their first public tion Chapel, and continues in

I performances.The this important assignment when

band was known as "Ad- not on tour.Despite .

miral Dan's Pandemoniacs" .until -
last year when Admiral the heavy schedule of

Gallery retired from the Navy. their naval aviation training, the
choir members devote many of .
The name was then officially ; "E52'S.
to rehearsals 9t.y wv#:' {: #} changed to "Tenth Naval 'Dis- their off-duty hours -

trict Steel Band". recording and public ap-
Membership in the
THE INVENTION of steel pearances.
choir accords no special privi-
band instruments is generally
leges all the members must
credited to the people of Trini- ;
maintain above gradesin
I dad. The native craftsmen cutoff
military bearing, academics,
i 55-gallon oil drums to different -
and flight instruction. Time of
I lengths and then tune-
from training for travel to con-
temper the tops with heat and
certs must be made Flightsto
sledge hammers. Portions of the
concerts are coordinated and
top are then marked off to' represent -
coincide with the Naval Air Re-
the different notes produced -
training flights.
when struck by a rubber- serve
THE CHOIR 'HAS 'constant TO BE HEARD,IN CONCERT concert ''of light classical music will be presented by the
tipped mallet, With a set a
\ proper famous Air Command Choir'from Pensacola the and
nationally Naval. ,Training CPO Dance the
of ,steel drums, a ,range! of four: 'turnover: in its personnel. As i I Officers Dance'Saturday and Sunday, respectively, at the Duval County Armory. The choir win.
I' octaves can be achieved. one'grbup' completes)basic flight be helping,Jax"Navy,celebrate the bOth Anniversary of.Naval Aviation. -


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seaplanes and airships continued to be of recognized -

importance, as with most other revolutionary developments .4\ .. .' '
the Navy knew instinctively that: the more the : '
new weapon was brought to the ship and woven into past '
experience the greater would be its value and the larger *
the impact upon the growth of seabased power.

Hence emphasis steadily moved toward specially con- : t&
structed aircraft carriers (with wide unencumbered deck)
capable of steaming at high speeds anywhere the fleet couldgo ;
and of rapidly launching and receiving large numbers of
planes. USS Langley CV-1 converted from the collier Jupiter in 1922 was the Navy's first aircraft

THE NAVY WAS ABLE TO FORGE into this revolu. carrier. : .. ... ... ....."- .

tionary power of the air, the same elements that had made : -

its gunnery so feared-flexibility, rapidity of delivery, pre- : *tt
cision and overwh lming concentration of firq. So fleets L .
acquired enormous added hitting power and at the same t
time maximum protection through maintaining the landing

field, wherever the ships sailed.In .

1919, Congress authorized the conversion of the collier ..
Jupiter into a carrier and on March 20, 1922, the ship -- -
was commissioned USS Langley, CV-1. Later that year the
first takeoffs and arrested landings were made on Langley
with Aeromarines and VE-7SF fitted with
Vought landing
USS Lexington CV-2 Lessons learned on Langley were incorporated in the Lexington.
hooks. The lessons learned on Langley were incorporatedin
the 33,000 ton USS Lexington and USS Saratoga, converted *.
Battle Cruiser hulls and commissioned in 1927. : \ ,4 :2:;: : 2J

THIS DECADE OF THE development of the carrier A'4' f
stands out in the history of naval aviation as a period of :
phenomenal growth. At the beginning, a small detachmentin %
r1 $
each ocean fleet owed its existence to a decision to give ) .
aviation the chance to prove itself under the practical conditions S S S
SS *
of operating at sea. It was a period of declining *
appropriations, yet the Navy devoted a steadily growing ; : : SS/
larger share to aviation. Hence at the end, three aircraft .
carriers were in full operation, patrol squadrons and sea- .
plane tenders were performing essential scouting functions, -.S .
aircraft were regularly assigned to battleships and cruisers, S.S. S
and together these elements were playing an important role
USS Ranger CV-4, first ship built as an aircraft carrier from the keel up. Commissioned in 1934.
in the offensive and defensive maneuvers of the annual fleet .. :. .
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war games. I/i :
THE PERIOD WAS ALSO characterized by impressive < 45 5. 5, 'Sr

technical progress. The radial air cooled engine was developed .
into efficient and reliable The full 4
an power plant. impactof 5, J 5. 4t 4.,4+
this development was realized by the U. S. air industrysome
years later as this type of ,engine was used almost
exclusively as the power plant for all types of aircraft. Bet-

ter instruments and more satisfactory radios were put into 5 7. .. .5 S
use; an accurate bomb sight was developed. Bought by the 55.
Army Air Corps, this sight played an immense role in the
strategic bombing concept of World War II.

Aircraft were equipped with oleo struts and folding
wings to enhance operations from the aircraft carriers.
Aircraft flew higher, faster and farther each'Year and of the
many world records placed on the books, a fair share of them
were put there by naval aircraft.

Tactics were developed. Accurate dive bombing becamean USS Essex, CV-9 brought out in 1943. Essex and her sister carriers formed main line of carrier
task forces that delivered final punch_in 1945 m WWII.
accepted tactic that was to prove decisive in naval bat-
tles still two decades in the future. Marines learned the
value of air support. Techniques of torpedo attack, scouting, I /V 4. / 5, ( 1 4' 5_ #44w 5.5 )454 fS
spotting of gunfire, and operating from advanced bases were .45/ : 55 4S)* SS 5
developed and refined into doctrine. Everywhere it was
evident that the Navy was solving its unique problems of Iir _
4i /5' /4.
taking aviation to sea; by solving them was gaining new 4. 4 4.5%
strength from this revolution (that some claimed would do c, b

away with navies); and was thereby carrying out its dutyto
the destiny of the sea girt United States.

.The advantage of being able to

operateS freely on and from the sea

affects all of our relations in peace as

USS Saratoga. CV A-60, a modern giant of the Foxrestal class U shown arriving at Naval Station
well/ as in war. Mayport.


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(.' +y'a have earned the right to wunr the coveted "wings". ;" ; ,
1 OCTOBER 6, 1912-Lt.. Towers flying the A-2, remained airborne 6 hours, 10 min- \ Sda :t:'

; y -I' { utes, 35 seconds, establishing; a world record for hydro-aeroplanes. I
__ : JUNE 13 1913-Lt.. Bellinger flying the A-3, set an American altitude record for Ii i
feet ',, Rw '. Y'a#!+ p r. ''Mx10RkW ?
seaplanes reaching 6,200, over Annapolis. n'.x K NOVEMBER 10, 1917-A Navy "flying bomb" built by Curtiss Company, was delivered -

to Sperry Flying Field at Copiaque, Long Island, for test. This was forerunner of

today's' guided missiles.NOVEMBER rv

11.. 1918-During 19 months of participation in World War I, Naval i
Aviation personnel increased from 287 to 37,409, ; aircraft increased from 54 to 2107. Air-

craft logged 791,398, nautical miles on patrol and attacked 25 German submarines, sink- : ,
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The Birmingham's crew held its breath that 14th day of
'a November 1910, when Eugene Ely, a civilian aviator flew from ing or damaging 12. The first aircraft to fly the Atlantic. There were three of 1920.Torpedo being dropped from R-6-L plane, in September
the ship's deck in a Curtiss BiPlane. It doesn't take much MAY 27, 1919-At 8:01: PM, NC-4 landed in the harbor at Lisbon, Portugal, com- these NC's' which started across the Atlantic in May 1919 for
imagination to appreciate why the planes of those days were pleting the first crossing of the Atlantic by air. Europe but only the NC-4. piloted by Lcdr. A. C. Read successfully -
The first naval officer to be designated as a naval pilot called "crates." JULY 6 6. 1920-In a test of the radio compass as an aid to navigation, an F5L left completed the crossing. The flight began at Trepastey ',:. )
was LL T. C. Ellyson (right), who is shown instructing Lt. "vyJHT7MvY/aif'V''y''aPfxN'ARN'MYvr! ; } '' W1nV:4''sNWf/IVNaOyMNAAW/'aIX4f4/ } VY'p IMON'aRT'! ' John H. Towers (left!), the third naval officer to become so xI x a.;: : Hampton Roads and flew directly to USS Ohio, 94 miles at sea in a position unknownto arrived at Horta Atores. Ten days later it completed the ;; ;. ;;: =: ., ; : ..
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MARCH 20 1922-The first U. S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Langley commissioned.The '- : !/: .......
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,,_,. b SEPTEMBER 28, 1923-Lt. Rittenhouse, flying a CR-3 seaplane, won the Schneider
Bif&' '' <' ,. 1
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..*..f "fl. .t4rA, :;;djf47; ;! ..tff jj_ WiV! ?: ., ::;:'" MAY 9 9. 1926-Lcdr. Byrd and NAP Bennett made the first flight over the North
< t; .' ""<:"& *i4r .( .".. Pole, reaching it at 4:30: AM in a trimotor Fokker. After circling, they returned to Kings

P S.. 5 Bay, Spitzbergen completing a 15 hour trip.
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:.- ys SEPTEMBER 29 1946-The Truculent Turtle, a Lockheed P2V Neptune pilotedby 7
Comdr. Davies, took off from Perth, Australia, beginning a non-stop, nonrefueling ,?"*
flight reaching almost halfway around the globe. On October 1, 55 hours and 17 min r n 4 N ''d, MA ,

n:... utes later, the plane landed at Columbus, Ohio, establishing a world distance record of

Y i 11,235.6, miles that remains unbroken to date. "' : .e !
SEPTEMBER 6 6. 1947-A V-2 rocket was launched from the flight deck of USS ... oti.p* *

I. Midway. This was the first firing of a large rocket from a ship at sea. 'f i1'y'dL5 .S ,.brS n, f r.w nM.. p 1
Curtiss amphibian plane. Triad-Navy's first airplane. SEPTEMBER 3 3., 1952-Naval Ordnance Test Station, Inyokern, fired the first fully ; P

a MwoY ":Pn' .. configured Sidewinder air-to-air missile. 1n] 1958, Sidewinder became the first missileto %"y.4 :"r n w 9C 'a rA>,", R 9 'Y Curtiss N-9 training plane lands on water, November 1918.

lt ,$:, .,,:<<: '" t" b ,: destroy aircraft in combat; being empl6yed by the Chinese Nationalist Air Force. "" ,HlYP.
WL.>:. AYIiYP'':4.W10Nr.'f1Ylw''AGlenn ( p' :*':i AUGUST 21, 1956-A F8U-1 Crusader, piloted by Comdr. Windsor, captured the

Curtiss in his standard airplane with four.cylinder i :': I' Thompson' Trophy with a speed of 1015.428 mph. With full armament of 20 mm can-
motor. non and ammo it was the first operationally equipped jet fighter to fly faster than The excitement which accompanied the approach of the
first Navy dirigible the DN-1 to Its floating hangar is evidentin
1000 mph. the tense postures of the figures I in the foreground of the
wydS OCTOBER 31, 1956-VX6-R4D, first aircraft ever to land at the South Pole, arrived hangar. This picture was taken in April 1917, shortly after the '''xa y :/4't ''iSQS.o% f:
..?" 4 *4'k with Rear Admiral G. J.. Dufek, CTF-43, and Capt. D. Cordiner, CO VX6, aboard. United Slates declared war against Germany.} This airship .y ",Y ,R.4.. >'#:Q ..taCSr
:':,, .... ',:',i',..':., '' ..+_ .,rc Flight from and return to Naval Air Facility McMurdo Sound called for perfect navi-- marked the introduction of lighter.than-air into naval pviaiion. I J

'Y., gation. Lcdr. Conrad Shinn, was the pilot..

." ; MARCH 17 1958-A Navy Vanguard rocket was fired at Cape Canaveral which ', '
f> : r resulted in orbiting the first United States earth satellite. : ': "
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c APRIL 9 9. 1959-Four Naval Aviators, Lt. Col: Glenn, USMC, Lcdr. ,
$ L LmtI 1 lilt
Shepard and Lt. Carpenter, were among seven men selected prospective astronauts &'

under project MERCURY-a basic program in the development of space explorationand ,'"

Y I' manned orbital flight. $ ::: :j:;: i:! j i;!.
SEPTEMBER 24 1960-USS Enterprise CVAN( ) 65 was launched. The world's' : :':aiff1.';;::,'?"; !': ; '.
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first nuclear powered carrier will displace 87,300, tons fully loaded and has a flight '

gip deck that measures 1101'' x 252,;' the largest aircraft carrier in the world.

SEPTEMBER 25 1960-A F4H-1, piloted by Comdr. Davis, averaged 1390.21 mph

for 100 kilometers over a closed course, bettering the existing world record by more UflI T l S Y

+ than 200 mph. On December 26, 1959, this type plane, piloted by Comdr. Flint, flewto
.. I, Wright B-l. the third airplane purchased by U. S. Navyat a world record altitude of, 98,560, feet.
\" .' Baltimore Harbor, Md. became the first American in in
N ., MAY 5, 1961-Comdr. Alan B. Shepard space
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y- .' .... '.-.. rya 1' Mercury capsule launched from Cape Canaveral. ':: 6 y :
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aircraft, first appeared on the Nrvy's Burgress-Dunne' seaplane L2 I ,'. On March 11, 1958 a Navy Vanguard rocket was fired at
in 1913 Shown here is the 1916 model. A ;4'' ': Cape: Canaveral which resulted in orbiting the first U. S. Navy
a. a a ya. :
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lower wings, supported by another, heavily greased wire 'so .U : .j
a erected that it inclined down the beach toward the water.
After starting the engine full speed, the signal was given to > ','dv> .. .w'a e s.YwawP.wnN? +..e=%Sw: ;',{ iw'k' ckuoraaAaw/sow.9ara5n[ aa ;:%. '.
release the machine. He held the machine on the wire as long USS Langle,.. often called the Covered Wagon served as the Navy's first aircraft carrier. LockheedP2V H .i Y a h
as possible, and when sure of enough headway to rise, he made From the Langley s flush deck such aircraft as the T3M torpedo planes and 02Us operated. The September 29 1946-The Truculent Turtle a
his takeoff rising smoothly and rapidly into the air. A similar Langley was converted from the Collier U Jupiter in 1922 and in World War II, served! as a Neptune piloted by Comdr. Davies took off from Perth
device was used to launch liason aircraft from LSTs during seaplane tender. The above photo shows the Langley anchored off Christobal Canal Zone, in Australia beginning a non-slop nonrefueling flight reaching Jacksonville, Florida
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Planes on beach at Pensacola Florida WW II. 1930. almost halfway around the globe. (Kingfishers


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JULY 2 2. 1911-Lt. Ellyson became U, S.. Naval Aviator No. 1. Since then over 80,000,
have earned the right to wear the coveted "wings".
OCTOBER 6, 1912-Lt. Towers flying the A-2, remained airborne 6 hours, 10 min
utes, 35 seconds, establishing a world record for hydro-aeroplanes.
JUNE 13. 1913-Lt. Bellinger flying the A-3, set an American altitude record for
seaplanes reaching 6,200, feet over Annapolis..
NOVEMBER 10, 1917-A Navy "flying bomb" built by Curtiss Company, was delivered
to Sperry Flying Field at Copiaque, Long Island, for test. This was forerunner of
today's' guided missiles.NOVEMBER .
11, 1918-During 19 months of participation in World War I, Naval |V \ s ,
Aviation personnel increased from 287 to 37,409, ; aircraft increased from 54 to 2107. Air
craft logged 791,398, nautical miles on patrol and attacked 25 German submarines, sink
The Birmingham's crew held its breath that 14th day of 12. R-6-L in
ing or damaging being dropped from plane September
November 1910, when Eugene Ely, a civilian aviator flew from The first aircraft to fly the Atlantic. There were three of 1920.Torpedo
the ship's deck in a Curtiss BiPlane. It doesn't take much MAY 27, 1919-At 8:01: PM, NC-4 landed in the harbor at Lisbon, Portugal, com these. NC's which started across the Atlantic in May 1919, for
imagination to appreciate why the planes of those days were pleting the first crossing of the Atlantic by air. Europe but only the NC-4, piloted by Lcdr. A. C. Read successfully
The first naval officer to be designated as a naval pilot called "crates." JULY 6, 1920-In a test of the radio compass as an aid to navigation, an F5L left completed the crossing. The flight began at Trepassey, ) : "
was LL T. C. Ellyson (right), who is shown instructing Lt.., Newfoundland on May 16, 1919, and after 17 hours, the NC-4 ": ;
Roads and flew to USS Ohio 94 miles at in unknown : : :
Hampton directly sea a position j"
John H. Towers (left), the third naval officer to become so arrived at Horta, Azores. Ten days later, it completed the : ; ,
designated. Lt. Ellyson received his flying instructions, from to the pilot. Without landing the plane returned to shore, this time navigating by signals flight, arriving at Plymouth, England, on May 31. ,; : ,: ',
Glenn L. Curtiss. from Norfolk. ,
MARCH 20, 1922-The first U. S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Langley commissioned..
The ship was of 11,500, tons with a flight deck 534'' x 64'',
: SEPTEMBER 28, 1923-Lt. Rittenhouse, flying a CR-3 seaplane, won the Schneider
If > Cup at Cowes, England, setting a world speed record of 169.89 mph.
;, MAY 9, 1926-Lcdr. Byrd and NAP Bennett made the first flight over the North I
Pole, reaching it at 4:30: AM in a trimotor Fokker. After circling, they returned to Kings
Bay, Spitzbergen completing a 15 hour trip.
: !

C SEPTEMBER 29, 1948-The Truculent Turtle, a Lockheed P2V Neptune piloted ...
by Comdr. Davies, took off from Perth, Australia, beginning a non-stop, nonrefueling f. '
flight reaching almost halfway around the globe. On October 1, 55 hours and 17 min
utes later, the plane landed at Columbus, Ohio, establishing a world distance record of
11,235.6, miles that remains unbroken to date..
SEPTEMBER 6, 1947-A.. V-2 rocket was launched from the flight deck of USS .,. .... .
." :.,. Midway. This was the first firing of a large rocket from a ship at sea.
Curtiss amphibian plane. Triad-Navy's first airplane. SEPTEMBER 3, 1952-Naval Ordnance Test Station, Inyokern, fired the first fully

,' < .": .,..,....., .. ..f.'...!:?:.A' ". configured Sidewinder air-to-air missile la 1958, Sidewinder became the first missile ." .... .y .... Curtiss N-9 training plane lands on water, November 1918.

i']! ,% :r. A.t' : to destroy aircraft in combat; being employed by the Chinese Nationalist Air Force.
} '.= :' : AUGUST 21, 1956-A F8U-1 Crusader, piloted by Comdr. Windsor, captured the .. ...'. -....
Glenn Curtiss in his standard airplane with fourcylindermotor. ; ..'. < t# ) .. Thompson Trophy with a speed of 1015.428 mph. With full armament of 20 mm can
''A' non and ammo it was the first operationally equipped jet fighter to fly faster than The excitement which accompanied the approach of the
first Navy dirigible .the DN-1 to its floating hangar, is evident
1000 mph. in the tense postures of the figures in the foreground of the
.. OCTOBER 31, 1956-VX6-R4D, first aircraft ever to land at the South Pole, arrived hangar. This picture was takon in April 1917, shortly after the
: with Rear Admiral G.. J. Dufek, CTF-43, and Capt. D. Cordiner, CO VX6, aboard. United States declared war against Germany This airship

..'... ........:.. '... .7 : Flight from and return to Naval Air Facility McMurdo Sound called for perfect navi marked the introduction of lighter.than-air into naval aviation.
',<, :>it''.....;.;.. gation. Lcdr. Conrad Shinn, was the pilot..
< '*V'\1.'\ !'. MARCH 17, 1958-A Navy Vanguard rocket was fired at Cape Canaveral which
::1 ti: resulted in orbiting the first United States earth satellite. :< '' 1 :;\: ': .
; .. .. : { l j\1jfjU:(; : :: :..
: :, APRIL 9 9. 1959-Four Naval Aviators, Lt. CoK: Glenn, USMC, Lcdr. Schirra, Lcdr. ....,..
Shepard and Lt. Carpenter, were among seven men selected prospective astronauts
under project MERCURY basic program in the development of space exploration
I' and manned orbital flight. !-
SEPTEMBER 24, 1960-USS Enterprise CVAN( ) 65 was launched. The world's' .
first nuclear powered carrier will displace 87,300, tons fully loaded and has a flight
deck that measures 1101'!' x 252,' the largest aircraft carrier in the world.
"": SEPTEMBER 25, 1960-A F4H-1, piloted by Comdr. Davis, averaged 1390.21 mph
for 100 kilometers over a closed course, bettering the existing world record by more
+ than 200 mph. On December 26, 1959, this type plane, piloted by Comdr. Flint, flew
E 'I Wright B-l, the third airplane purchased by U. S. Navy to a world record altitude of 98,560, feet.
,...... ; .. ,." at Baltimore Harbor, Md. became the first American in in a
i't.J. MAY 5, 1961-Comdr. Alan B. Shepard space
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A A'. Canaveral.
... launched from '
.). "' ) .. Mercury capsule Cape
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Sweptback wings, which characterize today's high speed
aircraft, first appeared on ths Nrvy's Burgress-Dunne seaplane On March 11, 1953 a Navy Vanguard rocket was fired at
in 1913 Shown here is the 1916 model. .,;..,'I Cape Canaveral which resulted in orbiting the first U. S. Navy
.:. "':".' .t........::'.:". earth satellite.

RS2 seaplane dropping bombs, January 1919.



Lt. Ellyson conceived a novel way of launching a plane ,,, .
from shore. He balanced a plane by two wires beneath the
lower wings, supported by another, heavily greased wire 'so .ij.ijUSS
erected that it inclined down the beach toward the water.
After starting the engine full speed, the signal was given to >- \ ..
release the machine. He held the machine on the wire as long Langley often called the Covered Wagon served as the Navy's' first aircraft carrier.
as pcssible, and when sure of enough headway to rise, he made From the Langley'* flush deck, such aircraft as the T3M torpedo planes and O2Us operated. The September 29, 1946-The Truculent Turtle, a Lockheed
his take-off rising smoothly and rapidly into the air. A similar Langley was converted from the Collier U Jupiter in 1922, and in World War II, served as a P2V Neptune piloted by Comdr. Davies took off from Perth,
device was used to launch liason aircraft from LSTs during seaplane tender. The above photo shows the Langley anchored off Christobal, Canal Zone, in Australia, beginning a non-stop, nonrefueling flight reaching NAS. Jacksonville. Florida
OS2U (Kingfishers) at
Planes on beach at Pensacola. Florida WWII. 1930. almost halfway around the globe.



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attack by planes of Task Force 16. Battle of Midway Island.
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A Japanese bomb splashed astern of a U. S. carrier as the enemy plane pulls out of its dive
above the carrier. In the center is another enemy plane lhat has made an unsuccessful dive. Thereis
a, destroyer astern of the battleship (background). Battle of Santa Cruz.

Blows Struck By U.S. Naval Aviation In

WWII Had Great Impact Upon VictoryBy

the time the fateful test of World War II burst upon civilization naval aviation

though too small, as was all the Navy, nevertheless responded magnificently to the severe '

demands placed upon it. zM1,, R
In the months after the Pearl
Harbor attack, the greater num- fire support on the beach), the Pacific Fleet, an Atlantic Fleet
ber of our battleships were out U.S. drove her offensive in great and many special duties like
of action undergoing repairs. The leaps across the Pacific: From the Bikini atomic tests and Ant-
Tarawa and Kwajalein to Sai- arctica exploration. It had too
major burden of checking the
pan and the Battle of the Phil- little of everything, especially of
Japanese advance fell upon our
few submarines and aircraft car- ippine Sea, to Leyte Gulf, on aircraft carriers which with their
riers escorted by cruisers and to Iwo Jima, Okinawa, the home II high speed planes add markedlyto ,
destroyers-to be powerfully sup- islands of the Japanese and at instant readiness to act any-
last into Tokyo Bay itself. where, to speed and weight of
plemented soon by the new fast -
NOT ONLY DID Naval Aviation concentration and to most of
battleships with their potent anti- r : : ;: -
aircraft batteries. joined with ships of the the other ancient superioritiesof '

THE EARLY STRIKES on the fleet, spearhead this drive but sea based strength.Yet az'i'A
Marshall and Gilbert Islands, the planes themselves sank 174 as world duties grew, air- .,i;;::w. }x:}x x:wx rx:}xtttxsattta:vva.4avx..tGxawor'orry: ;<#:,Wy

and the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo Japanese warships, including 13 craft carriers along with the The single wing F4F was the front line carrier fighter as the
launched from the deck submarines, and 447 Merchant rest of the fleet were steadily U. S. entered WWII.
of USS
., __ __ ,,,,,, ,,, ,. .
Hornet raised American morale ships; and helped destroy an reduced in numbers as these :< ffh" ": """" :'"''' :; '''' w''' v' v

and shook Japan. Then followed! additional 33 warships, including five fateful years approached the
two notable fleet engagementsthat 7 submarines, and 39 merchant next cataclysm.THE .
vessels. In the Atlantic, Navy CRISIS OF ACCESS to
set a new course in war-
fare. Navies now locked in com- planes destroyed 63 German Berlin precipitated in 1948-49
bat that decided campaigns and subs and helped sink 20 more did not change this trend though
in the far and crucial naval aircraft
spread played a prominent -
even wars without capital ships
"Battle of the Atlantic." role in the historic airlift,
sighting each other. Naval Avia-
tion had come of age. In all, more than 40,000 naval and without shipping and controlof
flew about mil- the sea there would have
In the crucial carrier battleof planes a quarter been .n
the Coral Sea the lion sorties against land targets, little to lift, no fuel for the f "
Japanese _'
southward push was stopped, some 36,000 against enemy ships planes and no hope for the city. : ; _ _

and in the decisive and stunning and a host against enemy air- Then on June 25, 1950, the

victory at Midway, U.S. Naval craft. i. communist North Korean army r R
Aviatiqn turned "the enemy back. Desperate indeed would have poured across the 38th Parrallel
No battle in the Pacific War and been the United States' fate had into South Korea. Naval forces

few in history would have greater its Navy not contested the seas already in the Western Pacific 4t
impact upon ultimate victoryand with aircraft carriers (and for went into action immediately to

the fate of man in his years some Americans advocated blockade the Korean coast, and
struggle toward freedom. their abandonment). Changed indeed launched air and surface strikes

IN MOST OF HER WARS would have been all our against military tagets.

America has not been ready futures if this revolution in war- Air Group Five from the USS
because of unwillingness to devote fare had not, like many beforeit Valley Forge blasted railroad y{:
an adequate part of her been fully and wisely inte- yards and bridges in Pyongyang, #*"a x :

income in peace so that she grated into the Navy. World capital of North Korea. Beforea
be War II demonstrated how effectively month had
might prepared against war- passed, two fast 5'V
preparation that in effect could aviation had been integrated carriers and two escort carriers, 5
prevent conflict and thereforesave into the fleet; air power the latter with Marine fighter

many times the investment. had truly gone to sea. I squadrons on board, were actively -

Once caught up in the mael- THE FIVE YEARS from 1945 engaged. The heroic U.S. Army

strom, however, she has responded to 1950 were a constant succession and Korean patriots could not
valiantly of crises. In Greece, in the have hung on, could not have

By 1943, additional carriers, Middle East, in Iran, in North received reinforcements of U.S.

battleships, cruisers and destroyers Africa, in China, in Oceania, and Marines at a critical hour, and '
joined the teams of' fast South Asia, almost everywherethe could not have crushed the invaders F9F Panther Jets are maneuvered for catapulting from the
carrier task forces. At the same seas touched seapower was after the classic use of USS Leyte (CV-32)) for a strike on Korea.

time greatly improved fighter needed to bring U.S. strengthand seapower in the amphibious end
direction, radar and anti-air- aid to a seething world. The run at Inchon without effective

craft armament, including the Navy stretched almost to a naval employment. Naval air ....... ....
influence fuse, insured virtual breaking point to set up a Med- was especially important in this
suicide for attacking aircraft. iterranean force (which it has bitter war and built up rapidly.In .

Powerful and inexorably, behind had to maintain through every less than a year, naval air
the spearhead of the fast generation from the time of the strength in Korea was equal to

carrier task forces (and with Barbary Wars), a token Middle any it reached in the course of

close air joined with precise gun East force, a far East Fleet, a the three year conflict. .

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12 October 1961 JAX AIR NEWS Page 9

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Research Be
': Ship May


.: \ Frozen Into Arctic IceA

44 :. .. study to determine the feasibility of freezing a ship
into the Arctic Ocean ice pack for a three-year scientific

research program is currently being conducted by the Nav"s

Bureau of Ships. Such a vessel would in effect drift with
+* z: the ice pack but would have a standby propulsion systemto

permit it to take advantage of cracks or "leads" in the

: ice to maneuver, when necessary, into a more favorable

.position. ,
:: L
Navy officials have consideredthe
-' possibility for a number of

+ Hawaiian Orchids years. The present study was
: ; On Sale At NX begun by the Office of Naval

__ k Research at the request of the

., : I Through Oct. 14 Underwater Sound Laboratory in
New London, Conn. Since the
tt Orchid flown directly
corsages, -
investigation is still in an exploratory -
., from Hawaii, are on
.. .
... stage, no funds have
sale at the Navy Exchange been set aside for purchasing
Retail Store's and '
Jewelry equipment to put the program
1 Cosmetics Counter, Building Into effect.

27, from now through Satur- Due to the absence of any

.S ... day, October 14. large land masses in the Arctic
4 m This special order of Hawaiian region, establishment of Ant-

orchids has been obtained base station there is
UNIQUE SOUVENIRS-U. Customs official James A. Deaion (kneeling), inspects a few of to offer Exchange patrons -
the unique gifts and souvenirs brought home by some crew members of VP-18 on their tetiirn Impossible. Therefore, trje ship
from deployment in the Mediterranean last week. Included was a camel saddle held by Ltjg. J. B. the opportunity to pur- would be used as a floating
Francesco. E. J. Richburg ATI, (left), and J. E. Swaim A03. (right), ,hold antique flintlock mus- chase this beautiful flower to "Little America" station.
kets while CDR R. F._Lyons, (second from right), the squadron executive officer looks on. wear to the many social Specifications require a vesselwhich

events of the coming'-week.' rigorous
'w U1d' withstand the

VP-18 Crews Navy Jet Breaks Low end celebrating the 50th An- ice conditions to be en-
niversary of Naval Aviation. countered. Sufficient space wouldbe

Each corsage is made up of available aboard the ship to

Arrive Here Altitude Speed RecordFlying four or five fancy Vanada orchid allow elaborate laboratory equip-
blooms and will sell for
ment, as well as to provide more
From SicilyThe $4. comfortable living accommodations -
at an average speed of I Shop early as the quantityis than are now available.The .
902.769 mph, two Navy fliers radar intercept officer, Lt. Earl
completion of another five- limited. ship would have several
have captured the world's class II. DeEsch, bettered the pre-
deployment by the Flying stations
advantages over now
record for the three kilometer vious record set in 1953 by Lcdr.
Phantoms of Patrol Squadron 18 natural floatingice
established on
in F4H Phantom II James B. Verdin in an F4D
course a
is near at hand ,as evidenced by USS Constellation islands. Many physical haz-
averaging 752.94 mph.
the White
fighter plane over
the return to NAS Jax of two I ards such as the problem of ice
Sands Missile Range, N.M. Flight data, taken during the
aircraft elimin
squadron and their crews. disintegration would be
The advanced party led Pilot, Lt. Hunt Hardisty, and record flight and checked by Commissioning Set ated. In addition, the larger and
officials of the National Aero-
by Comdr. R. F. Lyons, the more sensitive laboratory faccl-
squadron's executive officer, 'r- nautic Association will be sub- lities would permit completion ofa
Applications For Oct. 27The
rived here after completing a mitted to the Federation Aero- Navy Day, greater variety of studies, and

5,000 mile flight from Sigonella, CG Academy Are nautique Internationale in Paris the gathering of more compre-
for final certification.Rules .
attack aircraft carrier USS
Sicily, where the squadron has hensive information.
been deployed since May. Being AcceptedThe of procedure for the 1.8 Constellation, sixth and largest ol Similar projects by Arctic explores -

The two mile course limited the craft toa the Forrestal class carriers, will from other,countries have
crews, plus a few CI&E Center has an-
ground personnel who returned nounced that applications are 328-foot altitude. The two be commissioned on Navy Day, been undertaken previously witha
also, have been lieutanants flew over the course October 27, 1961, at the New York great many scientific studies
busy pre- now being accepted for appointment -
paring for the twice in each direction in less Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn being accomplished.Some .
return of the remaining to the United
nine than half an hour without land- N.Y. of the scientific pro-
aircraft still in
States Coast Guard Academyat
The 75,000-ton, 1,047 foot-long, in the event the
Sicily under the command of New London, Conn.If ing.The jects proposed
Comdr. W. W. Honour. Arrange- male personnel are between Navy noted that the plane vessel, will carry a crew of 4ICO program is considered feasibleare

ments for hangar and office the ages of 17 and 22 used in breaking the record wasa officers and men and approxi- : sea ice studies, including
standard operational aircraft. mately 100 aircraft when fully physical properties, behavior,
spaces, quarters and messing facilities and meet the eligibility requirement -
and transportation are buta they may apply for Adm. George W. Anderson, loaded. drift patterns and forecasting

few of the considerations necessary this Chief of Naval Operations, pre- Powered by conventional engines techniques; ; physicals and biolo-
prior to the squadron's Further information may be sented Lt. Hardisty the Dis- the ship will be capableof gical oceangraphy; seismic, mag-

planned return on October 11. obtained from the CI&E Cen- tinghished Flying Cross and Lt. speeds in excess of 30 knots.It netic and gravimetric character:
DeEsch the Air Medal for their will be armed with Terrier istics of the Arctic Basin; stand-
The two VP-18 aircraft were ter, topside, Bldg. 955.
relieved I feai surface-to-air guided missiles. ard surface and upper air me-
on station at Sigonellaby
teorology; micrometeorlogy; radiation -
two from VP-44 of Norfolk
: ice
c budget of the sea ;
Va., the squadron which will kA investigations
and other ionispheric -
relieve VP-18. _.& aurora
and electromagnetic -
,A ,
The Flying Phantoms I
averagedmore I
; phenomena.
than 1,000 flying hours per A j I I
month and received numerous

commendations during their deployment J-L4 Some Korean Vets
while working with the

NATO Forces.Recruit _ _
To Get Insurance


TrainingFor Dividends Soon

Veterans of the Korean conflict -

Marines Cut who hold nonparticipatingGI

insurance may now receivea

one-time dividend under a
. Recruit training for Marinesat
new law. President Kennedy has
Parris Island, S.C. and San Public
signed the legislation as
Diego, Calif., has been reduced
Law 87-223, more than eight
from 90 to 80 days. months after it was introducedin

This reduction was made pos- the House.
sible by the adoption of more : The White House expects the

efficient and new administrative f :<; checks to be in the mail sometime -
procedures, it was reported. : in early December Dividends -
; :
However, this will, not affect the ;i.;:', ., ; : : will range from about

358, training hours considered A HELPING HAND-Miss, Jean Brown recently selected by Navy Patrol Squadron 741 per- 1100 to $150, the exact amount
essential by the Corps. sonnel as 'Miss VP-714" was on hand last week to lend a helping hand to get the squadron :lepending upon the length of
The new training time will training program off to a flying start after,it was called back to active duty on Sunday. October time the insurance has been held
[enable the Corps to speed the 1. VP-741 personnel are presently i operating out of their NAHTU area which they occupied as Jax- md its, face value. About 600,000
based "Weekend,Warriors" until the squadron is up to full strength and then it will assigned
input of personnel into units of to Fleet Air Wing 11. A recruitment program is currently underwa?' to bring the unit up to policy holders are eligible' /or
the Fleet Marine Force. strength. the one-time divident.


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:- Traffic tickets :..

Issued To 178 ._ ,

cW I In September r t tI

I ,
Approximately 178 traffic I

tickets were issued by the Sta- _

tion Police to violators aboard :
.: 1\\ ; : \ > the Station'during the month of
Of r
September. these, 161 were
: twrlJ. ,' ___________
." > the Traffic
assigned to Control \
'"' ".1<\.., ',*,. ': 4.. Officer, and 17 to the ''U. S. \ .: .. '.
s > '
\s:: ". \ ," .m" :..j'.I",1. Commissioner's Court for dispo- :. \ .. ,'
,<.''< & '',. ,,. ", .,,' These cases involved the following -
\ I. I!;: < 'X.... violations: reckless driv- L. \ _
@:m!'{ ., .., .
'... ,' P .t1.. : ing, 9; obstructing traffic, 1; im-
.:t., } L:: """"" 'ftlJ, ." .,r' :. .' proper parking, 54; failing to ; :

NEW CAPTAIN Former Comdr. Harry C. Grothahn.) stop at stop sign, 1?; speeding, ____
(right), has the silver eagles of a captain pinned on his collar by 26; faulty equipment, 4; inatten-

Rear, Adm.on being Joseph promoted M. Carson to ,that Commander.rank recently.Fleet Capt.Air Jacksonville Groth-- tive driving, 3; accidents, 20; izJJiI4L!:: !

jahn, who Is operations officer for ComFalrJax, will continue other violations, 54; and military
in that position. Prior to assuming his present assignment in off-Station violations, 6. 'OUTSTANDING"-That's the word used most prominently
July of this year. The captain served with the Bureau of Naval The following breakdown of for James P. Willey, HMC (right), on his being selected as the
Personnel. Washington D.C. Capt. Grothjahn entered the NavyIn the action taken by the NAS Jax "Serviceman of the Month" for August. Capt. James
October, 1940, was commissioned ensign March 14 1941 and R. Compton, NAS commanding officer, presented him a $50
became a naval aviator in January 1944 after serving almost Traffic Control Officer includes check and read the letter commending him on his selection at
three years as a line officer. cases pending from the informal ceremonies in his office last Friday. Willey a member
previous month: restrictions, 33; of the Disease Vector Control Center, was selected on the basis
of his devotion to duty and personal appearance.
to commanding officer for action -

Navy Uniform ChangeSet 3; traffic school, 2; suspended -

restrictions, 58; warn-
ings, 25; dismissed, 9; govern- Willey Is Named For

I For November 1 ment permits. held, 2; referred to
other activities for action, 12;

The smell of moth balls will soon be prevalent in the and transferred, terminated ,or NAS Serviceman HonorJames
air as Navy personnel "get out their blues" for the winter The following is the breakdown -
season. Uniform switch day has been set for Wednesday, I
of action taken by the U.
has been
November 1. P. Willey, chief hospital corpsman,
Officers and Chief Petty Officers S. Commissioner: fines, 2; pro selected as the NAS "Serviceman of the Month," for the
same. Gloves 'are considered partof bation, 21; warned, 1; and diSmissed check by Capt.
will wear Service Dress month of August. He was presented a
Khaki as the uniform of the the uniform and will be worn 1. James R. Compton, NAS commanding officer, on Friday,
day from November 1 through at all times when out of doors There were 22 visitors who October 6. He will also 'receive an all-expense paid weekend -
with the Service Dress Bravo received traffic citations. Thereare for his and himself throughthe
March 31. in St. Augustine family ,
Uniform. 30 cases pending in the Military -
This uniform may be worn Personnel departing the Jacksonville Traffic Control Department, This was the third such award
without the coat only while on area on leave or liberty and five cases pending in the under a recently established

naval reservations or proceeding if wearing the uniform, U. S. Commissioner's Court, Sonarmen Are program to honor outstanding
in government vehicles, private shall wear the uniform appropriate making a total of 35 cases now enlisted men at NAS.

vehicles or taxicabs directlyto I at their destination. awaiting disposition. Extended For
Willey is attached to the Disease -
.or from home or between
military installations in the local Vector Control Center,
area. Six MonthsThe where he is responsible for administration -
and supply func-

The necktie will be worn at : Commander in Chief, At- tions.

all times with the Service Dress lantic Fleet, has announced that
Khaki uniform. I Navy men serving in the sonar- At the time of his selectionfor

': > ':: ': j: ;J.;. :' > J man rating, pay grade E-5 and the "Serviceman" award he
For more formal occasions the : first
/' above, are being involuntarily was a hospital corpsman
Service Dress Blue Bravo uniform extended for a period of six class. He was promoted to chief
will be worn. In addition, Din- months. : petty officer on September 16.
ner Dress Blue Bravo or Even-
This includes both USN and Willey has also been recom-
ing Dress Blue Bravo as appropriate
may be worn during this I USNR personnel, including those mended for appointment to En-
season. holding authorization for trans- sign in the Medical Service

fer to the Fleet Reserve, whose Corps.
The Aviation Winter Working :- expiration of active obligated
CDR George S. Stains, Officerin
uniform may be worn from Nov- I service or transfer to the Fleet
ember 1 through March 31, by Reserve occure within the period Charge of Disease Vector
Control Center, stated in his recommendation -
personnel on duty at' aviation
November 1, 1961 through Jan-
.activities, and by other aviation that Will e y's
personnel on days when they uary 31, 1962. work has been accomplished in
Enlisted personnel who have outstanding manner, that he
plan to fly, except on social or
formal occasions. been transferred from their is extremely conscientious and

-1 parent activity for separation spends many hours of off-duty
Enlisted men, other than Chief processing'prior to receipt of the time improving the efficiency of

Petty Officer, will wear Undress directive, however, will not be his work and the functions of

Blue Bravo as uniform of the Involuntarily extended. the Center as a whole.In .
day for the winter period. Dress
Blue Bravo will be worn as the J- addition, the recommendation -
liberty uniform. Navy Develops said, "Willey is always neat

in apearance, wears the uniform
Working uniform for enlisted : '.- V"" Super-Speed' correctly and with pride and remains -

men will be dungarees with long I ; : { I courteous and helpful at

sleeve shirts. The same regulations .w. ::. r t -j Movie CameraA all times. His military bearingand
the of :.i
to wearing
apply .. ; :
dungarees in the winter seasonas ,'!: '., ,.. ,;) ; motion picture camera for conduct is" always of the
C. Watkins highest degree.
BOUND-Comdr. George
in the summer. filming and timing high-speed
commander of Carrier Air Group 13. shows off the one
Service Dress Blue Bravo is AD-6 aircraft of the CAG's NAS lax-based Attack Squadron action simultaneously in color and Willey is a veteran of 13 and
the uniform of the day for this 135 after the name "USS CONSTELLATION" was lettered on black and white has been developed one-half 'years naval service.F .
for Women Officers and it preparatory to flying to commissioning ceremonies for the for the Atomic Energy Commission -
period new aircraft carrier In New York on October 27.An aircraft from by the Naval Ordnance
enlisted women., The garrison each of the squadrons in CAG-13 which has been assigned to
cap may be worn except on social the new carrier, will participate in its commissioning ceremony. Laboratory.
I of lhaLFVtXIPO Tttnl
or formal occasions. The The camera' is capable of exposing Rhyrnog

liberty uniform will be the film at 50 millionths of
one second without losing picture -
""Did you get home from the quality and records single J.IFEWLL(
party all right last night?" frame action at 20 billionths of a

'Tine, thanks, except that just second, taking one million frames 4E
I as' I was turning into my street per second, which U 15 times
faster than high-speed cameras
idiot fing-
some stepped on my '
.en."' now in use.;


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a i' 8233 < : Expected

#1a3.r3 Anniversary Golf Play

s a 4 125 entries are expected to tee off in the Fiftieth

of Naval Aviation Invitational Golf Tournament
$ & t : to be held here starting tomor-

I i .a -J gK' ae. # j. -j- Teams Still row through Sunday, October
$ :
f'.. \ : 15.
seer No one will be surprised to
,'n ,( ..' In IM see a rabbit foot or even a
-tJt ,
; l
.. ...... horseshoe dangling from a golf
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... .., .., ,. .. ..>,
.w- <<" (o: !:" loA Football
1'1 i bag on the opening day of Fri-
ARMED FORCES COMPETITION-In golf circles, that Is. Ltjg Bill Scarbrough of day the thirteenth. Foursomeswill
tions AUW Shop, winner of the All Navy Golf Tournament (left), chats with first round e teams continued unde-
of be other three services bef.0rVthe second day of the Interservice Golf Tournament at in the second week of consist of a pro and three
Lejeune N.C., last week. leading service linksters with Scarbrough are (left to right), amateurs, regardless of handi-
Stan Krivik Eglin AFB, Fla. Sgt. Cliff Harrington. Ft. Campbell, Ky. All Army champion intramural touch football cap, for the first day's play.
set the course record with a six under par 66: and Marine IsiSgt. A. Greer of Camp as NARTU blanked
Strangely enough, however, none of those pictured finished in the money after four days 12-0, the Marines shut On Saturday and Sunday, there
of the toughest military courses in the country.SWINGING year's champion Air will be a 36-hole medal play for

679th 12-0, and Hospital amateurs only. Participants will
IM 119.'J over Faetu 12-0. be grouped in flights of 16 priorto

Top Bowling won a real tight one the first day of play with no

newcomer VA-176 1-0, in handicap.

Beginning To death play off. Aircraft Starting time for each day's
EmergeThe took Administration event will be 1000, with eight

their first win, and the minute intervals between tee
top teams of the three Mainside intramural Hornets buzzed over VA- offs. Winners and the first four

ing leagues'' are slowly beginning to emerge, but The Marine Air Reserve places in each division will be

tion from behind is steadfast and alert to take Detachment came back awarded professional line prizes

any slackening of pace. week's loss to win over including golf bags, shoes and

In the American League, the opposition 7-6. balls.
Sky Warriors and Spades Aces Road Runners, 1014; Tournament subcommittee

share the lead with 21-3 slates, Dopes, 91$-IH2; chairman will be Lew Gifford,
/ Officer
but Operations AUW is close at 8-15%; Pin Benders ; / highly touted local linkster.

hand with 17-3. Those Dental NARTU"B", 61,2-171,2., 613 /; and Is Set,

Molarolas moved up to 18-6,

while A/C Maintenance "A" Over in the October 18
a came in 17'7: as'of this Monday, cuit, the Special Services athletic officers' meet- NATTU

to round out the top five postsin are in first with 17-3, is slated at the Mainside

that league. In the remaining second spot is a tie for October 18, at 0930. Wins Pistol
w positions, the Electrons have 11- Fire Balls and Spartans general purpose is to Top

9; Dispensary, 13-11; Play Boys, 6. Overhaul and Repair the Iron Man Trophy

9-11; Yellow Jackets, 7-13; Ten fourth with 16-8, and to make revis- Shooling MedalMuch

Pins, 8-16; ComFairJax, 8-16;I ComFairJax "B" with in present rules in the

Faetu, 6-14; Admin MAA's, 6- interest of the Station
The rest of the practice and concentration -
18; Marines "A", 3-17; and Pin
3-21. field looks like this: sports program. for the 1961 All-Navy Pis-
Queens, the decisions reached at
11-9; Supply "A", tol and Rifle Matches has paid
hold tlje edge bya
The Stingers will have a
Hoots, 12-12; A/C off for Chief Aviation Fire Con-
similar 21-3 record over in the effect upon all partici-
8-12; 3rd Crewmen, ; trol Technician G. D. Carapel-
National; out ahead of the all units are advised
ADA lotti stationed at Naval Air
cers, 7-13; Army ; ,
Echoes, in second .place with: touchables; 4-12; and urged to send a repre- Technical Training Unit.
HIGH Bob 18-6. Two clubs, VP-30 "C"and .
racks in the cellar with Carapellotti was presented
Gunter Senicel'Strikel
Special tied for
the Paymasters, are
set the high came and Distinguished Pistol Shot Badgeon
series mark in Mainside Intram- third with 12-8, and the Pan y+, {;, .yrfaa,7rsaa..w..+rN+av +r.r.++ y9."'x fHrrS: ; ,'Grk ge.N.yre:5!,rlJ l: .:ya; rS Tuesday, October 3, by Capt.H. .

ural bowling last week with a Handlers are presently in fifth D. Allen, NATTU Commanding -

279-685 respectively as shown with 9-7. Outside the top Officer. This award is the
on the ball he is rolling, and a place
total of eleven strikes in one five, Marines "B" hold 11-9; ) highest medal of pistol marks-
game. Gunter bowled a flaw- manship that can be bestowed
less 300 game last year. VP -16, 10-10; Hospital, 7-9; t 5, upon Naval personnel.In .
addition, he was awarded

Pigskin Pickers PerplexedGridiron VCi ? the Gold Navy Pistol Excel-
+{;:: %i ;
lence-in-Competition Award and
swamis' accuracy dipped slightly last week with the Marksmanship Award. His

the guest selector, W. F. Gordon of Public Works claiming the reaction was modest: "I was

highest percentage with 10 right out of 15. Next in line was just as tickled as anyone could

athletic director Frank McCaffrey with 9, and Andy Planey a -L be, I guess."
Ralph Bailey, JaxAirNews sports I
step behind with 8 right ones. t ___ A Navy man for fourteen
writer was in the cellar with only 6. is
years, Chief Carapellotti a
Guest selector for this week is JaxAirNews staff photographerJoy
veteran of five years on the firing -
Moreau.Games for the week are: Michigan-Michigan State;
range. He originally became
Texas-Oklahoma; Penn State-Army; Washington-California; Notre
interested in the sport as a
Dame-Southern California; Nebraska-Syracuse; Alabama-N 0 r t h
ure time activity.
Carolina State; Kentucky-Kansas State; Iowa-Indiana; Georgia
Florida-Rice Arkansas-Baylor Not a man to stand on his
Tech-Duke; Iowa State-Kansas; ; ;
Idaho-Washington State; Memphis State-Mississippi Southern. laurels, Carapellotti has the
: mark of "double distinguished"in
BAILEY MAC PLANEY MOREAU his sights, which will lift himto
,__ 5
-I the elite shooters level with

MichiganTexas Michigan Texas Michigan Texas Oklahoma Michigan LUTSTANDING both pistol and rifle. At present,

Army Penn State Penn State Army there are only 30 men holding
Washington WashingtonNotre WashingtonNotre WashingtonNotre that honor.A .
Dame Dame Dame
Notre Dame
Alabama AlabamaKentucky Alabama AlabamaKentucky steady aim and a relaxed
Kansas State Kansas State grip in the All-Navy event has
Iowa Iowa RIFLEMAN Marine Pfc. Raymond E.
Iowa IowaGeorgia also earned LTJG Ernest
Tech Duke Georgia Tech Smith of the NAS Marine Barracks shows off his Rifle Harks
Georgia Kansas Tech Iowa State Iowa State Kansas manship Award certificate, Silver Medal and the rifle that he Blick the Bronze Navy Pistol
Rice Rice Rice Rice won them with on being selected for the awards on the basisof Shot Excellence-in-Competition
Baylor ArkansasWashington BaylorWashington ArkansasWashington his outstanding rifle marksmanship in the second quarter of Badge. LTJG Blick is also stationed -
Idaho St St St the tenth Annual Marine Corps Rifle Marksmanship contest. at the Naval Air Technical
Memphis StateSyracuse Memphis StateSyracuse Memphis StateSyracuse Miss Southern bmilh Jared a *aj; out of a possible 250 to win the awards along Training Unit.
Syracuse with a $20 check.


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The F4H or "Phantom" Is a twin-engined Upon wk:;;.khtg heavy attack bomber the
Jet fighter made by McDonnel Aircraft The A3J. Vigilante, built by North American Aviation, the Navy The F4D Skyray attack fighter is a single-seat
Phantom II can be armed for a variety of air-to- pins hopes for,the future. A fantastic aircraft, the A3J is delta-wing tailless monoplane designed and built
air and air-to-ground missions. This new all- embodyment of newest concepts in carrier-borne nuclear by Douglas Aircraft as a supersonic carrier based
weather Jet fighter holds the trans-continental bomber force. The VIgiliante offers the Navy a superb supersonic interceptor fighter.
speed record. Navy pilot Lt R. F. Gordon and weapon1 system unmatched in the history of seapower. -
radar Interceptor Officer Ltig( ) D. R. Young .
flew Ihe Phantom from the West Coast to the 1 mtn.: : : .w1.: ifrt WW.H: !W: "Mt J !:.....,.
, East on May 24 of this year in 2 houri

. New Planes.

+ Higher


, + Faster

; + More Power The helicopter is really
The A3D Skywarrior attack bomber Here's the the
coming into its own as A4D Skyhawk smallest and light
'j one of the most versatile is the largest aircraft assigned to operate est U. S. Jet-powered combat aircraft ever built. The
of all aircraft. off carirers. This twin-Jet swept-wing
Sky hawk, built by Douglas Aircraft, is a single-teat
The helicopter is invaluable
bomber is the most powerful aircraft
in sea-air- lightweight attack bomber. It is claimed that tEe
for carrier It
designed operation.
; New Missions rescue is playing operations a big role and can carry the largest types of bombs, Sky hawk will fly faster over greater distances with

in antisubmarine war including nuclear weapons. It 'can also more powerful strike load than any other aircraft of
fare. This is an HUP, be adapted for photographic reconnaissance its type.
built by Vertol division duties.

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This is the P2V Neptune Patrol Bomber manu Here is the sleek F8U Crusader, a single seat sup The third design conceived by the Douglas com
factured by Lockheed Aircraft. This twin-engine ersonic carrier fighter built by Chance Vought Aircraft.On pany to replace the SBD dive-bomber is the AD-6
21, 1956
Aug. an F8U-1 set a new national speed
aircraft is powered by two Wright R-3350-26WA 18- record of 1015.428 mph On July 16, 1957. an F8U-1P Skyraider. The AD-6 is a single-seat attack mono
cylinder two-row radial air-cooled engines. The P2V7 photo reconnaissance version of the Crusader seta plane. The AD's conversion to carry atomic bombs
is equipped with auxiliary Jet power. It's a main new transcontinental record of flying 2445.9 miles was announced by the Navy Department in 1953.
from Los Angeles to New York in 3 hrs, 23 minutes at
cog in the Navy's anti-submarine warfare, hunter- an average speed of 723.5 mph. Principal feature of the
killer force. F8U is lit two-position variable-incidence wing.!

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