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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: May 20, 1943
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1, No. 8 U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA May 20', 1943



Station Will Be Host To One Of War's Greatest Aviation Heroes



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; O/ Aces Coming Here Vor Visit Joe Foss
9 NAOTC Activities Capt. ,


Annapolis Grads Air 26-Plane Air Ace,



Groups OCWIIIKJ; June / cam. "SN o To Arrive FridayFormer



This Station, NAGS, Lee, South Dakota Farm
Boy Terror Of Guadalcanal
-
Key Roles In Instruction Of
Slated To Address

t Naval Air Operational Training Various SquadronsOne

today the instructional program for the
present Naval Academy graduating class of America's greatest heroesof

gaining first-han \ knowledge _of_ various the current war, Capt. Joseph
Nine activities of the NAOTC -- J Foss of the U. S. Marine Corps,
will be used, it was announced. will arrive at the Jacksonville Na-
,;'. Four of them-this big headquarters -! \ val Air Station Friday afternoonfor
Station, the Naval Air Gunners a brief visit
.. ;. School at Yellow Water, the Station officials said the 27yearold -
Auxiliary Naval Air Station at Lee : ace from Sioux Falls, South
Field and the Auxiliary Naval Air Dakota, would speak to the various
Station at Cecil Field-are all lo- squadrons in this vicinity
cated in the Jacksonville! vicinity. i during his short stay. Captain
The others are the Naval Air sta- Foss, who has 26 Japanese planes
tions at Day ton\ Beach, at Fort I to his credit, comes to Jackson-
Lauderdale, Sanford. Lake City ville from Washington
and Melbourne. ; F.qllalRlckenbocker Score
First Group livrv June 14 He returned to the United States
The first detachment of officers for a rest, following his impressive -
who are officially members of the 1 record of victories over the

.. Naval Academy class of 1944 but ;j .laps during a four-months period
who are graduating this June under -
the stepped-up thl't'e-'ear plan : Close -
at the Academy will arrive here I Air ,' -. Decorated By President I

on June 14. Spring : ,,, "
"The purpose of this course, j ended :1'" "'>\ Captain Joseph Fovt. USMC,
NAOTC officials announced, "is |I one of this war's greatest ky
to provide the graduate with a prize ,, > .$> vI1tt 0 fighters who will arrive aboard
general knowledge of aviation and I I orable +:" ? "' the Station Friday for a visit,
aircraft so that he may have a and t \ was awarded the CongressionalMedal
foundation upon which to base a farms of Honor by President
broader comprehension of Naval ,: In Station will be honored with the presence of one of America's Roosevelt Tuesdaj. lie already
'r Aviation, a wider knowledge of the 'Area heroes of the present war when 27-year-old Captain Joseph had received the Distinguished
Naval use of aircraft through actual US.MC, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, arrives Friday for a Flying Cross for downing 26Japanese
experience in flights in these first Capt. Foss, shown above flashing his famous smile In a photo ;
In
j aircraft, and a thorough knowledgeof plot shortly before his recent return from Guadalcanal is a file planes four flaming
the problems in recognition and Bldg deeds In the Solomon Islands hate spelled out some of the : months at Guadalcanal.
in the employment of certain anti- This brilliant tactical chapters In American war 1I'lng. Officially ---- -- --
aircraft weapon to defend against tive with bringing down twent '-sh: Japanese planes to tie Capt.
I the Solomons. In
in that time he
attacks by enemy aircraft. Kickenbacker's: record In the last war, this former farm boy
I duplicated the record of
While midshipmen receive Instruction !! hed an all time record when he sent spinning to destruc Captain
in aviation subjects asa i and in time. For Eddie Rickenbacker, who bagged
enemy planes! thirty-four days!' elapsed I
part of their curriculum at An- 1216B story of Capt. Foss' life, turn to the back page 26 War.enemy ships in the first World

it was pointed out, they in
napolis the -----
test the The Marine hero first set down
to
have little opportunity ton, orps'C
,.. practical application of their vision, Tar To Hear the wheels of his Grumman Wildcat .
studies. Beware Heels fighter on Guadalcanal on
: ; October 6, 1942. Four days later!
Second Detachment June 28 he made his first kill and then

The first group which reports the cause \ Your Shirt Commander RhodesCol. 'kept up a steady toll of enemy
here on June 14 will complete the I I planes.
course on August 21 while the Albert contest. I of Articles Expos- i Dempsey Also SpeakerAt This U his score to date: 1942! :
second detachment will arrive here 1. Oct. 13: ; I. Oct. U; 3, Oct. 18;
on June 23 and finish up on Sep- winner. : | Crooked Promoters I North Carolinians' Ban- 2, Oct. 20; I, Oct. 23; 3, Oct. 231! ;

tember 3, EM2c : May Be Operating 3. Nov 7; 3, Nov. 12; 1, Nov. 15;
I In Seminole Hotel
The young officers will be divided 3411, quet and 3 on Jan. 15, 1913.
;
into 14 companies with an : I Tonight || Not all his opponents were vicI -

officer in charge of each and other 3213A, ; _-- ____ -- I tims however, tor on November
officers as assistants. These com- The annual banquet of the North : 7 Captain Foss was shot down at
pany commanders will be responsible NOTE'-This Is the Carolina Club at 1915 tonight ini I sea and. after a miraculous escape
to the commanding officersof In a series of articles the Silver room of the Seminole 'i from drowning he was rescued
each station and will assist in l ('('() by the Better Business hotel will have a martial tone I the next day from a small islandin
the local administration of his of the Jacksonville but it's sure-fire good fellowshipand i I the Solomons area. Little mare
unit, according to the plan. of Commerce for the entertainment, for, paraphrasing !i''! than a week later he suffered a
and enlisted men of this!' severe setback. A
mosquito did
They will be quartered and Richard Hovey: I ITIs
messed with student aviation of- Its purpose Is to warn always good weather what the Nipponese air force had
ficers in Student Officers'( head- here against the crook- When Tar Heels get together been unable to do. It laid him low

quarters. Upon completion of the promoters and racketeers With a I stein! on the table. and and he was evacuated with a bad
training each will be granted twoweeks' may be operating In Jack- the words of "Carolina"ringing case of malaria for a brief periodof
leave before reporting to So read this and !sub! clear.Commander leave. Afterward he returnedto

his assignment with the fleet or articles carefully, and Braxton Rhodes, officer I Guadalcanal to get three more
trine Corps. in charge of Assembly and I Japs
Picture Selling Scheme) this Station, and Colonel Born Raised On Farm
Shore Leave To Re Granted 4 '.. Repair on
l I Captain Foss was born and raised -
James C.
Except for those nIghts during York news-photo service Dempsey, inspector gen-
on a farm near Sioux Falls:
eral of the thirtieth division at
their course when the officers are : ordered to cease and de S. D
where
will be the ; his mother and brother -
representing itself as Camp Blanding principal
,
observing night flying participating -
now reside. He was graduatedfrom
Comdr. Rhodes is
photographers or using speakers. :
in night flights or attending Sioux
\ Falls High School and
ground training motion pictures of newspapers or magazines a native of Windsor, N. C., while j I i later from the University of South

they will be granted shore leave.It ,i consent of the publications. Col. Dempsey a former member Dakota in 1940. He entered the
the Carolina state
of North
legislature -
announced that the organizations
was also many years service immediately and reported
haHs from Wilson.
,
"mall officer, NAS Jacksonville, persons to pose for to Pcnsacola. Fla., for primary
Frank Morris' orchestra will fur
will establish a central post office under the claim by I flight training. He was commissioned .
nish for the informal
music ban-
that photographs were de-
for handling the mail of the Academy I
a second lieutenant
for the Tar Heel dance'to on
quet arid
graduates. A delivery and > use in newspaper or mag-
March 15
1941, and for the following -
forwarding schedule will be made \ articles. It Is one of the follow. I 13 months
he served
"puff" or vanity rackets Lieut. Glenn E. (Ted) Mann, I as flight
out, based on company personnel instructor.
He was to
relations officer at this Station promoted
Y commercial public -i
some photo-
lists. The officers have been instructed
first
r lieutenant in May, 1942, and
and former
ff sports publicity
to induce to be
\ to give as their mailing persons to captain the following August
after which he is director: for Duke University at I
; address: 'No. Company, NAS I
Only 20 days before he sailed for
Durham, N. C., announced all officers -
; Jacksonville: and their mail will by a, +lgh-pressure rep. I the Southwest Pacific
} to wherever their of the firm to sell him and enlisted men are welcome Captain
be forwarded Foss'
r Maria the was married to Miss June
at
) gathering tonight. ;
be at the time.
company may Shakstad, a high school sweetheart
J Darby, Persons intending to be present -
approached by agents who .
I Schedule Worked Out Aviation were urged to communicate with
The first seven companies of approximately of what a big shot you are Mrs. W. G. Harris of 2795 Oak I Captain Foss has received: the I
54 officers each wUltie eat ,' newspapers and magazines street (telephone 2-6732) by noon Distinguished Flying Cross. Still '1
I picture to use with an a reserve officer, his
greatest
at the Naval Air Gunners school- today. I ambition -
about take the
1 hool from June 11 through June of a yourself, Mayor John T. Alaop of Jack ; Is to receive a regular commission .
j Immediately following on June Sgt T. Investigate First. sonville will serve as master of and to make Marine Avia !
:/ and extending through July 11, flier are numerous! vanity ceremonies but he will come not as tion his life career.: ,
C will come instruction for the seer the used by lick promoters. head of the city but as a bona Born on April 17, 1915 at Sioux j/
r ond group of seven companies at ed to a such scheme will be ex-: fide Tar Heel}, from" Greenville I Ft\\:3.: Ct.. Fors was; the son of I 'i;
i r.nUna<>d .a p.'- .ere. Marine ('.ntln...
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Page Two JAX AIR NEWS May 20, 1943



Victory SmokerTo Station Saves Tin Cans By The .Thousands. Hospital Corps Men

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Have GlennonAs '. ; Brave In BattleLt.



M. C. Tonight Hobbes Says .



'Black-Face' Comedian Will Wounded Marine Officer


Guide Show, Featuring Tap Lauds Courage Of Men

Dancer Eva Parker, Whistler Who Saved His Own Life


'Trained Ape' At GuadalcanalAn


Resplendent in zuit-suit, stuffed exciting story of how Ameri-

cuff, pleats and drape-shape, Joe can Marines adapted themselvesto
Glennon who has entertained the jungle warfare at Guadalcanaland

audience at several Victory Smokers how hospital corpsmen flirted

will return tonight, this timeas with death to give aid to the

Master of Ceremonies and do a wounded was told by Lieut. Buxton

"black-face" act and perform as Hobbes, USMC, a former Jackson-
Interlocutor for the ninth show on ville Boy Scout now aboard this

Mason Field at 1930. M Station, who /as struck by shrapnel

Resuming the regular Thursday 1 1 1 in action.Addressing.

evening smokers, which were temporarily the Civitan Club in I

postponed last week whilea I Jacksonville, Lieut Hobbes related I
USO Show entertained Station how he was hit by Japanese shellfire

personnel, the Recreation Depart }I which killed two men he was
ment through Chaplain Henry J talking to at the time of the explosion -

Rotrige, promises this show will The Marine officer suffered .

be the biggest and best to date. a paralyzed back which nec- I

Tin cans to help In the war effort against the Axis! Thousands of them are saved at the Jacksonville essitated his removal from the battle .i

Tap Dancer Featured Naval Air Station. Pictured at the left, mounted on a wooden box, Is a can cutter which la being used zone. :

Feature attraction for tonight is to remove the ends, after which the cans are mashed down, and stored for delivery to the proper authority I "At first they thought I was

lovely little Eva Catherine Parker, for final disposition. Partially flattened cans are seen at the left, foreground, while can that have not had 'dead," Lieut. Hobbes said He told

tap-dancer and a pupil of Gene the ends removed are shown piled near the center of the picture. how corpsmen reached him withina

Kelley, widely known dancing in- minute and carried him back to
of the base hospital from which he
structor. Eva is the daughter
Chief Julius Parker, attached to Yard Dept. News Gunners School was transported by plane to a

Ordnance and Gunnery on this friendly Island and later to San

station. All further information, Lieut. GantenbeinTo Up The Ladder Francisco.

telephone number, daughter's ad- Bond Record WinsAdmiral's "The corpsmen" are the brave
dress and "open" dates, must be Advancements In men I ever say, the officer de
RatingsAt clared. "Many of them are killed
arranged through "papa.
Be Missed
By I by unduly risking their lives to
More professional talent is to be NAS Jacksonville Praise save wounded."
supplied by the Boot Camp. Curtis -
The corpsmen were a favorite
Hodges, "The Whistling Kid" Yard Department target of the Jap snipers, it was
Following is a partial list of
of Bowes Unit No. 16, who played Achievements "Unequaled
explained. The speaker said
with that unit for six months be- Jacksonville Naval Air Station en- many

fore entering the Navy, will ap- Lieut. (jg) Patrick To listed men advanced in rating, as Anywhere Else In EntireNation" troop lessons stood he learned him in in good a Boy stead Scout in j

pear tonight. He is reputed to be indicated, effective May 1 (Addi-

able to imitate over 100 birds and Coach Seaman Guards; tional names will be published next the Southwest first shock Pacific.
"The of battle at
week) :
If fish make
beasts. a noise he
Praise HelffensteinLieut. Guadalcanal was a little telling
can tell you how."Tra.lned To ACM(PA)-Robert S. Pugh: Naval and civilian personnel at Lieut. Hobbes said.
on us, "The
To ACRMC(PA)-Byron A. Polen. the Naval Air Gunners School wore I
Ape" To Appear ACOMAA-Louis J. Schutty. men didn't quite realize what to
Milton Gantenbein, who vlIt'or wide grins last week.
"The Trained Ape", a skit by"Chlps" R. ThompsonVlllIam W.: make of it, couldn't realize that
has served as athletic director for Vaughn. Jr. The reason for the flow of high
Grouso and Georgie this
Lieut. Comdr. E. C. Suratt's Hendrlck- commendation from actually was war. But they
To ACRMAA-Russell L. spirits was a
Abrams is scheduled for tonight'sshow. Seaman Guard, is expected to leave son Vern G. btlngley. Rear Admiral A. B. Cook, chief soon settled down. It doesn't take
The JAX AIR NEWS was To (AA Kenneth K. Rogers.To to
CSpV) )- long make a soldier out of
soon for the Naval Air Station at of NAOT, for achievements "un-
not informed as to which man ACMMAA-lleggy( ) T. Beshears, them."
the Others Norman, Okla. Lloyd M. Bovette, Harold G. Brown, equalled anywhere else in the en-
takes the of
part "ape" Lieut. Hobbes and his
G. Caro. HaroldC. men ex-
Lieut. Gantenbein, former Uni- Paul C. Byrd. Philip tire nation" in the war bond drive.
who will provide entertainmentare William A. Cotter Law-
Carter perienced their first action in the
of Wisconsin end who later Admiral
: George Povie, a Buck and versity I rence W. Gran, Harry: F. Huffman, Cook's commendationwas I mountainous terrain of Guadalcanal
performed for the Green Bay Packer Charles E. Landers. Manley V. D. conveyed to the school by : -
Wing dancer; Buddy Cicchora, Ac- professional football team, has Lawlne, Joseph Lee, Jr., John A.Schmidt Capt. E. W. Litch, USN, his chief "A trip which at first sight
cordianist Eddy Schumaker, Imi- .
seemed would
; it only take a qual'iter -
set up a smooth working athletic of staff, at graduation exercisesfor
tating Jerry Calona; Bill Ander- To CSSPA( )-William Isaacs. of an hour to cross usually
for the Seaman Guard the class.
program
son, as Donald Duck; plus Hal To AMMlc-Ross B. Brown, John A. gunnery required a quarter of a day. It was
He will be succeeded Lieut
marked the
by Calton, Jr. Walter II. Driver ThomasG. Impressive ceremony
Abbott who has prepared a new I the most difficult
(jg) John Patrick, boxing coachof G. Harty Lawrence V. Holmes, Jerry exercises, held before the admin- sort of terrain -
dance routine called With
"Talking the Seaman Guard. Huskln, Jr., Allen C. Johns, istration building. Capt. Litch I !I
My Feet". Clarence Moss El- The
Robert N. Kirby. wounded officer recalled the

The fast furious and ferocious Robert F. Taylor; senior safety mer Walter E. McCord W. Reeves Daniel, Frank C. O'Leary.V. Rorie Jr.,, retary presented of Navy the pennant to Commander of the Sec-E. Marines had their first meal in the

leather-pushers from Boot Camp, inspector, visited DeLand on a John P. Stormes.To E. Dolecek, commanding officer of field in a clearing littered with
the colored boys' platoons, will fur- safety Inspection tour. AMM2c-James S. Allen LaceyE. the school, in recognition of the Jap dead. The food problem in
b'' AzrofI, George
> r
nish of their for combat was solved canned
eight more men Banks, tJnalrt M. Barney Carl H. achievement of the civilian per- by rations -
the boxing bouts this evening. Two Johnny O'Donnell, stellar bowler Baxter Hampton W. Bearden, ElmerC. sonnel. and often the men "kept body

weeks ago, lefts and rights flew for the Yard Department, has Bennltt. Herman C.Bestenboste). Joseph Comdr. Dolecek then turned the and soul together" by eating choc
M. Blnns, Ralph Boneson Alexander -
olate
so fast when these men tangled turned his attention to baseball. He Boshko, Joseph E. Bowman, Gall pennant over to Louis C. Delcomyn: bars.
that the referee stayed in his own is one of the better pitchers for V. Branch, John H. Breeden. representing the public works "We were instructed not to drink

corner and let them go. Tonight's the Main Side and is also lending Edward J. Brennan, William J. Car- maintaincnce employes, and Char- from streams, but when you're
matches should be as good, if not his batting power to the Seaman adonna Lawrence A. Carnevale GlennK. lee O. Crowell, representing the thirsty it makes little difference"
Charles JosephJ.
better, 'tis said.Balbo's Guard by playing first base for Carney Cleslewlcz, Thomas Chauncy G. Coultas public works clerical employes.A Lieut. Hobbes asserted, calling the
'em. I Thomas J. Cox. Stephen E. Craig. framed certificate also was water situation on the Island serious -
>Iu ic Again Personalities Samuel M. Crowell Edward J. De- "Water out of a stream
presented, the
Music for the fauw. Earl G. Eckford.. Grover G. certifying subscription with a of dead
evening once again FRANK EDWARD HELFFEN- Enflnger, Virgil II. Fraser of 12.5 percent of the total couple Japs in it
will be "sent" by Buddy Balbo STEIN, CBM, USN, is the cool- Charles II. Gable: Francis M. Garry i civilian monthly payroll by 91.2 can taste surprisingly good," he
and his Bluejackets Band. New headed, smooth-working chief in Gustavus J. Gldley John E. Gillette, I percent of the total civilian stated.
Wayne A. Gillett Joseph M. Golden, per-
and "jive-pieces" have been Because of their diminutive sta-
songs charge of the Station Police De Donald Grlatrex, Daniel J. Griggs Jr., sonnel.
added to the Band's library. The partment. From the time he en- Edward S. Hale William G. Hall, William Capt. Litch also told the as- ture, the Japs are deceiving as

show starts at 1930 sharp with listed in the Navy in January, 1930, J. Hannan, Peter A. Helewskl. Jr, sembled company of the letter of fighters. "They are so small it is
Clarence L. Husk, Edwin O. Isakson
boxing bouts and Buddy's musicas hard to realize they
are dangerous -
until the present his career has Edward I\one. commendation to the Naval per- "
openers. been one of steadfast devotion to Vernon R. Jones Joseph J. Jurko- sonnel from Admiral Cook. The the speaker explained.The .
"Come early and stay late," Is duty. vich, William L. Keller'j Athol A. Kel- Naval personnel responded 100 native Solomon Islanders j
John W. roo Leonard J.
the advice of the Recreation office Leaving San Diego in April 1930( Koonz ley Charles Kovach, Jr., James M. percent in the war bond allotment were described as primitive, but i I
he went to the USS NEW YORK. Lane, Harry E. Herbert L. campaign. helpful to the Marine patrols. They
From there his career took him I Miles Laurel R. Miller Kenntth W.: -yjtt offered to oblige the Americans by !
Molthan, Clifford C. McCullough, Ottls
eating their Jap prisoners. "The
through Sound School to the San H. McLawhorn, Jr.
Diego recruiting station, then to William I McLeod, Daniel O. Oas Shannon Commercial last I heard they were bringing in ;
the USS ASTORIA, the USS Page, Paul E. Palmer, Stanley W. BulletinsFor Jap heads to exchange them for j
J. W. Woermbke Polntek, Wilbur Rausch, John M. "
candy bars, Lteut. Hobbes told the
RELIEF and thence back to the Rodger, James W. Rentlers, Charles W.Sargent Rent Civitans. !
USS ASTORIA. Wellington G. Scheid. CharlesE.
Seyler, John M. Sheldon, Hewitt A. : Room with twin beds In private home. -
He came to the Naval Air Sta St--- .
Tops NAGS Grads Slemann. John L. Small, Lewis J. 1206 Greenrldge Road (So. Jax.) 92872. ,
tion from the USS ASTORIA on Springer.Ralph Room with board for couple, Jn pri- '9 "r
December 9, 1940. He was duly D. Stuck Burdette D. Townsend vate home. 3873 Holllngsworth, 2-2801.
initiated as a "shellback" May 20, Vodraw H. Trotter, Archie J. Double room with adjoining bath for Navy Radio ProgramsThe i
Sharpshooter Completes' Walsh Arthur J. Ward, Fred C. one gentleman. 1638 A\uca Place (Alex-
1936. He Shelved his Good Con- i White. andria Place I So Jax) SM338.

Course With Grade Of duct Medal in 1938 and receivedhis To AMM3c-Roy J. Acree. Willis C. Double. room, 3562 Riverside Avenue following radio programs
appointment as CBMAA( ) in Ashbough. Arlow D. Baldwin Grover will! be broadcast by Jacksonville I
R. Baldwin, John R. Baxter, Jr.,. JamesE. Double room In new home on rher. j
3.72 To Lead 10 Honor September 1942.Changes Belton, Henry Chmura. Alfred I J. 4132 Marquette. 2-5-119. stations from the Naval Air ,
-'- if Coleman l Louis D. Connally, Andrew Two furnished bedrooms 16M Pearl Station: :
Men At Yellow WaterBy Cropper Conrad J. Dagostlno. Vincent Street. Friday WJAX (2100-2130))
Of Address Deganl, John R. Duthie, J. B. Evans Double room with twin beds and Naval
Thomas E. Fitzpatrick, James L. Fray- pilvftte hath; meals optional <( virtue of a top mark of 3.72, Francis Topper Melvin, ACMM, ser James O. Gullatt Dennis E. Gus- homo) 4660 Astral Street (Murray Hill) Center auditorium, "Navy j
.
AMM3c, John W. Woermbke was his wife, Stella Mary, and daughter tafson, Joe T. Harmenlng. Russell S. 2.4931 Double room with \\'In s."
Hartley, George D. Herring, Herbert connecting bath
the highest of the ten high honor Janet Frances Melvin now occupy Hirsch Everette D. James V. !Jn Private home. 1933 Greenwood Rd. Saturday WMIIR (2000-
wen in Company 28-43 wro received 1313B NAS Housing Project. Lee, 1VIIIIs, W. Lee, IJ .Iler.ii\ E: -3Dt)3. i 2030)( ( Main Station auditorium,

their Naval Air Gunner School Harry Edward Baker, SC2c, and MacArthur, Domenle Marchettl John Herschel Double Street room with 23028.twin beds. 3557 I "Suing With the Navy."
K. Moore Thomas L. Noon Franklin
diplomas in graduation exercises at his wife, Mildred, now occupy L. Phillips. William Wanted To Buy I Sunday-WPDQ (1930-2000))
:Yellow Water. 3003B Dewey Park. Vincent P. Simpson, n1berfoDt'mi: ; Good second-hand. automobile All Saints. Chapel, "Navy Vf'I' !

Ten men from Company 28-43 Robert DeWitt Smith, Jr., Y2c, Harold L. Van Auken. William J. C O. Hunt 9-C040 or 5-1675 Capt. I pert" I

were selected for honor rating.In vacated 1442A NAS Housing ProJ- J.Weatherbv Zagnoll, Stuart Arthur A.11'Wilson, Ziegler.Jr., Alflo 19.JO.. 1941.Ens.or David 1942 Convertible Automobile Tuesday; -WJIIP ((2100-2130)) !,

addition to Woermbke honor ect on May 8. His forwarding ad- '= Good second-hand Pearce automobile.Eat: 343 Call: Naval Air Technical" Training

_ graduates were: Gilbert M. Harris dress is Box 17, U. S. Naval Air >8-t27. Center auditorium, Naval Air

PFC, 3.60; Robert O. Burroughs Station, Jacksonville, Fla. Pets Are TabooPets For Sale Technical Training Center auditorium 1

AMM3c, 3.50> ; Thomas R Lloyd Edward Ridge, ACMM, New live room bungalow In Tlm- "Na\al Air Station Concert I

Kirkman, AMM3c, 3.49; Francis T. and hW wife, Yvonne, now occupy are taboo on the station uq ana Manor; 2 miles from Air Base; hand' '

Verran, AMM3c: 3.43; G. A. Ram- 1442A NAS Housing Project. unless written authority is grantedby $1500 kitchen i!: !down.equipped| 4628:Blount and Venetian blinds if .
Street, 2-7150 ---- I
stead, AMM3c, 3.43; James F. Jesse Levin Connella, AM2c, his the Executive Officer. All requests .,
Cole PFC 3.42 Ferdinand R. wife Alice his Kenneth to animals Rides To Share j
; Jay, son keep on the The first two classes of Navy ,
Schoenherr, AMM3c, 3.41; Leo A. Roger, and daughter Marian station shall be forwarded on a "Share Ride Club" from Neptune parachutists were graduated from r
Sattler, AMM3c 3.40; and Robert Marion, now occupy 3211A Dewey. regular form provided for the Yard Beach, arriving at Air Station at OHOO Feb-
and Lakehurst N. J. school on
leaving about ,
1700. Call tt.
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I Second Award $1,617,500 More Ensign's Triplets Baptise At Chapel


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Lieutenants Hackney And I ;

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National Service Life Insurance

Sy policies sold on this Station like

:. hot cakes last week, according to
;; a report from Lieut. J. F. Hack s

.', ney Sixth and Naval Lieut.District(jg) W.government R. Weaver, '' ) : ; :: *. K s


insurance officers with headquarters

j in Charleston, S. C. I
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\ : The two visiting officers con-
ducted an intensive campaign on I II
the Station and in the short span
I of one week-May 6 to May 14--

I ; applications were taken out
amounting to $1,617,500. Lieut. :
\ I Hackney and Lieut. Weaver planto :
return here in the near future ;? !

for personnel.further meetings with service -' -_
I I
During the campaign last week
VPB2-NO. 1 topped the list with j Baptismal ceremonies for Carol Ann, Patricia Louise, and Mary Katherine Kimble, two months old triplet
77 applications totaling 500000. : daughters of Ensign and Mrs. S. A. Kimble, were held last week at St. Edward's Cathollc Chapel at the
Others were as follows: VO-VCS- Jacksonville Naval Air Station. Lieut. R. E. Delaney, Catholic chaplain, performed the rites. The tripletswere
OTU No. 1 ((40 applications) $250- born March 15, and the trip to the chapel was their first away from home since they left the hos!
Z 000; Fleet Air Wing I 5 ((31 appli- pital. God-parents of the triplets are Robert Beaumier and Elinor and Harry Matthews of Seattle, Wash
ke cations) $208,000; VM-T-1 ((28 applications ington. Ensign .'. J. Fritch acted In the role of Godfather by proxy during the baptismal ceremony.
) $177.000; T-4 ((26 appli- Allke'a the pro\.t'rblallells In a pod, the triplets are Identified by tiny bracelets around their wrists, with
cations) $169,000; Supply Dept the letters "A, B, and C." Ensign Kimble whose! home Is In Mulvane, Kansas, is In the communication
Lieut (jg) George L. \Vrenn of Cooks-Bakers ((21 applications) department at the air station. Ills wife, whose, maiden name was Dorothy Klnkaid, halls from Seattle.
Charlotte, N. C., is shown havingthe
VTB-OTU No. 2 (24 -----
$146,000; ap-
Air Medal ribbon pinned on
him by his bride of three days, plications) $127,000; Public Rela- On
tions Office ((2 applications) $12- Athletic 9 Marriages
the former Lois Colllson of Carroll, Ensign Rahl Maps Out New
000 (1
; Physical Training Dept.
Iowa, who was officially commissioned WeekFive
In
Station
to the pleasant task application) $10,000; and NATTC
perform
by Comdr. Charles G. Shone, commanding ((1 application) $8,000. I Program To Put Pep In WAVES' StepAn
officer at Lee Field. The Navy Department is strongly officers were among the
Lieut. Wrenn, combat Instructor atLee encouraging the purchase of pol- nine service men married at this
Field, received the Air Medal icies under the National Service expanded.athletic and physical education program, designed to be Station last week.
for meritorious achievement as a Life Insurance act and as an Incentive beneficial to the health of WAVES stationed at the Jacksonville Naval On Thursday, May 13, EnsignL.
fighter pilot In the Solomon Island the act has been amendedso Air Station, is the goal of Ensign Katherine M. Rahl, WV-S( ), USNR, L. Halley and May E. Gore
area. It wan the second award for that no medical examination is recently named WAVE Athletic and Welfare Officer were united in marriage
Lieut. VVrenn. Admiral Halsey necessary no matter how long you From a jvast field of experience
"t 14 D. D.
Friday May Ensign
student teachersof ,
I the
awarded him the DistinguishedFlying have been in service. The no- extending from her college days supervisor Wooster College. I Whitmore and Doris Elane Mc-
Cross previously. medical-exam amendment became when she was an active partici-
I the two prior to'' Intyre were married as were Lieut.
effective April 12 and continues In to the time During years
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Edward Bouloa USMC and EllenM.
,
effect for 120 days thereafter. It of her enlistment in the Naval Reserve her entry in the Naval Reserve
Navy BirthsAt Rahl chairman of phy- Harvey.
also provides that any man who Ensign Ensign was
On the number cf
sical education for girls in the Saturday
has been medically rejected Rahl is
St. Vincent's Hospital, Jacksonville may ) map-
f jumped to four for one
: apply for insurance again. ping an extensive laboratory schools at the University marriages
of Chicago. day. They were:
:" \ -or and Mr. Ferguson a daughter The campaign by the govern programfor James to Char-
.'atrlcla Jean Tuesday, May 11. ment insurance officers was car- WAVES on Wide Experience In CampsShe Ensign Queeney
lotte Ensign Hugh
*lotion Machinist Mate nnd Mr Fitzpatrick;
Richard Perry, a son, Richard Jr.. on ried under a plan whereby men the base.A has been water print director Harlow to Mary Agnes Handrahan:
4 I Tuesday. May 11 were summoned together in small tentative of several camps, most out- W. C. Driskell to Agnes Ray; and
latlon Radioman and Mrs RobertJ "
A and
not to disturb routine athletic standing of which was Clearwater
groups so as
Luis Merlino to Lois
James a son Ronald }Francis on A. Virginia
Tuesday, May 11Aljtlon work or duty. The many benefits rt physical fitness Camp at Minocqua, Wise. Ensign Cross.
Machinist Mate and Mrs, derived from Insurance were outlined program has already Rahl spent two summers as a The two ceremonies conducteon
Clyde Wilcox a son Clyde George. at the gatherings and the been canoe trip counselor and guide as
Jr.. on Thursday May 13: Sunday were: Byron Evans to
Chief and Mrs George McAllister a men were urged to ask questions in mapped out for well as serving as supervisor: of Beulah Siewcrt and John Sidney
dnughter Mary Eloise Thursday, May an open forum type of discussion. the Waves by : the elementary setup and directorof Wllfong to Clarene Hilton.
13 Of the insurance policies taken Ensign Rah!. It the Recreation Club at the
Fran rentlce McKlnney Seaman. a son and, Daniel Mrs Harold Frank. out, at least 75 percent represents Ensign Rahl includes swimming University of Chicago. I --
Thursday May 13 increases of insurance by men who I and Instruction I Prior to joining the service En-
Lieut. and Mrs William W. Barnes had less than the maximum $10- I for all WAVES, lifesaving : Rahl and -
sign developed originated Medal
a daughter, Barbara Friday, May 14Lieut Award Air
and Mrs John; J. Keough: 000. A majority of the men held ; diving, special rhythmic swimming the game of six player field
a daiiithter.. Joe Ann. Friday May 14 $5,000 policies and they doubled I culminating in a water ballet I hockey and wrote the rules for it. I
A\latlon Machinists Mate and Mrs it to their families written and produced by the ,
protect more In conjunction with Maurie N. Tay-
I : AumanParents
Ceorge J, Gosclnskl. a daughter Janice swim- To. Lieut.
Irene Saturday, May 15 adequately. WAVES and competitive lor she edited and published "Six
Aviation Machinist s Mate and Mrs. ming events. I
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Charles Sapp a son, Charles Jr.. "
Sunctav !\t.I u' 16. Regular Liberty Limit 80 :Mlles An Athletic Board, Ensign Rahl : Women, including the official Are Present A-
.. _._' ( -- --- The area in which personnel of said, is being formed to sponsor rules. The game was designed to
Officers Coat Killing Made this Station may travel on reg- I intramural contests between various : Introduce hockey Into small Aviator Is Decorated By
Officers may omit the coat of ular liberty is defined as the territory units of WAVES on the schools, and Ensign Rahl said more Capt. MichaelLieutenant
the summer working dress uniform within an 80-mile radius of base. Basketball, softball and volley than 500 of them were experimenting -
within Naval reservations and Na- the Naval Air Station. Permission ball will be featured among i with the game when she came Forrester C. Auman,
val buildings, but coats must be I for enlisted personnel to proceed the competitive sports while recreational -I into the service. Ensign Rahl Is USNR, 25 of Seagrove, Randolph
worn off the Station limits and beyond the 80-mile limits must be sports will include archery, I, also the originator of six player County, N. C.. was the recipientof
'I after 1630 in the Commissioned obtained on a regular leave of badminton and horseshoes. I I soccer, and has written numerous his second award for heroic
Officers' mess. absence form. Instruction in tennis, and a com- : magazine articles on athletic ac action in the Pacific war theatr
.
------ ---- -- tivities.
-
-- -- ---------- petitive tourney in this athletic in a recent event at this Station
\ activity for which Florida is ideal- I' Joining the Waves in Oct. of when he was presented the Air

ly situated, is also planned, under I 1942, Ensign Rahl went through Medal by Captain Stanley J. Michael
\ -: :, t'-'f'I indoctrination training at Mt. Holyoke I
'''' \ the direction of the Athletic Board commandant. He had pre-
: ,..- j College, reporting to Jacksonville viously won the silver star.
Calisthenics Slated
Daily
L Dec. 26, after completingher His latest citation from the Sec-
Daily calisthenics will be featured course there. retary of the Navy read For mer-
t'9 {; lQi l O'k and modern dance groups I "My sole objective in joining the itorious achievement while participating -
I will be formed. Instruction in social WAVES was to help win the war, in aerial flight as pilotof
i dancing will be offered one I and I am delighted to have the a scout-bomber airplane duringa
I night each week at the WAVES I Ii opportunity of assisting in a program raid on enemy Japanese forcesin
i recreational hall. to keep them physically fit," the Guadalcanal and Rekata Bay
A Social Committee will plan the she said. Area.

part WAVES will take in Ship's Although this is Ensign Rahl's) "In spite of heavy antiaircraftfire
I dances each Saturday night as wellas first trip south, and the Florida Lieutenant (Junior grade)
dances in which WAVES are weather has been a bit sultry during Auman pressed home a bold and
II D asked to participate off the base, the past few days, she Is determined attack which resultedIn
I -.Y s E p I at Lee, Cecil and other fields, and pleased with this state, and says, the destruction of twelve Jap-
,
at Army camps. "I think Florida Is great." anese float seaplanes and enemy
A native of Wooster Ohio, Ensign -VJl- shore Installations consisting of
Rahl attended public and high gasoline dumps, gun emplacementsand
schools there, and graduated from I Navy Gets Famous other shore facilities. His
I ,5:7"1 :: Wooster College with a B.A. de skill and courageous devotion to
\ gree. She received her Master's Miami Hotel as BOQThe duty were contributing factors in

1 :n. ..... degree in Physical Education at the accomplishment of an Impor-
::1' New York University. Columbus hotel in Miami tant and hazardous mission."
has been noted as a famous inter- Lieut. Auman graduated from
Not No 21!
Fire at No. I 11 I at
It's the Japanese It's the British Was Breaststroke Champion national gathering place for travelers Seagrove High School before attending -

1 Mitsubishi 98, a twin engine, Lancaster, a four-engine bomber. While at Wooster College she important to the war effort, High Point College.He .
I mid-wing heavy bomber. It has a The nose of the fuselage extends won the swimming championshipin but today it's a BOQ for the Navy. took his preliminary flight "(
the 200-yard breast stroke In Possession of the 300-room Biscayne at
I The eenlersection training Miami and won his
ahead of the
shaped futelage. engines
rectangular
large the district college meet. Boulevard hotel leaves only wings at Pensacola July 24, 1941.
Tom"S\ _The thick wing. are swept forward of the wings I,* rectangularand Following graduation Ensign one bayfront hotel unoccupied by Presentation of the air medal

1 kharply on the trailing edge to the outer panels taper to Rahl taught physical education in he; Navy, and they plan to remedy was a doubly happy occasion for
y 1 rounded tip*. The tallplane Is rounded tips. Roth edges of the Wooster and was supervisor of the that: by taking It over, too. It's the Lieut. Auman as his mother and
n i swept back on the leading/ edges> tallplane taper to square tll)". It elementary school program. She Miami Colonial, which will be oc- father, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Auman
1- i and It has twin fins and rUlhlr,.. has twin fins and rudders I was also director of physical education upied:: by the Navy a floor at aime jf Seagrove, were present for the

1 Courtesy Harcourt. Bjaee it Co., publishers Aircraft Spotter (by Leslec Ott.. I II In the high schools and event '

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Public Relations Office, Room 221 ffl fflBut News ondLVieujs frtJrntatio \ .
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The JAX AIR NEWS: I. published weekly at the U. S. ""-

Natal Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida by the rabllo
BelaU. Office at .. expense] U the .venment. By Capt. Reuben W. Shrum (ChC), USN
Copies aro distributed free et chart to enlisted and
ether Natal personnel at the :OOanl Air Station, th. Frequently young men when graduating from a
a illiary air stations at l..eo and Cecil Fields, a.d th. school, receive nothing but praise. The praise Is
:Naval Air Gunner's School. Distribution Is al.. mad well placed. After having done a splendid job congratulations
in order. But, if you are to be use
are
to the }Headquarter el the :Naval Air Operational
Training Command sad the :Natal Air Technleal Trait ful members of this great organization the U. S.
want more than praise. You
UK Center. Navy, surely you
need direction. You may even need a bit of caution

Bear Admiral A. B. Cook USN, and criticism
Chief el Natal Air Operational Training r Young men serving at this station may be headed
for distant commands. If you are sent to outlying

.. Captain S. J. Michael V'SN. u"- posts or ships you will find an
Commandant outfit which has done a valiantq
% \wy11 ,
Jacksonville Natal Air Station ; Job. Perhaps a great number of
these men with whom you will

Captain John J. O'Malley (MC), VSN, 1 f f serve have not had the type of
Commanding Officer t : instruction which you have enjoyed
U. S. Natal lt..pilaiCommander in the service schools such
( as training to be Radiomen Gunners
Edward E. DoIK'k'SN', 'e Metalsmiths Machinist's .'(
Commanding Officer, Mates. Remember this they maybe 'J
:Naval Air Gunner's School useful by virtue of their long
experience. The chances are they
LJeut. Col. Chester L. Gn"..., FJsHC (Ret, will be better men to their com
Commanding Officer, mands even though not graduates
Marine Barracks of a school. But, if you will *P'
Shrum' :
lI Capt. ply yourselves you can surpass
Commander B. D. Hlftlns, DE-VG( ), VSNK L that. So, whatever the job may be, go Into it,
Commanding Officer Th\W7\ ? not with the idea that you are good but with the
:Naval Air Technical Training Center idea that you are going to become better, and
I that there will be better for both
being
IJent. C.I. William T. Evans, CSMC (Ret, your you
Commanding Officer and the men already serving at that command.

Marine Atiation Detachment There is another thing which young men going
out should bear in mind. I have noted aboard ships

Commander Charles O. Shone A-VG), I'SNB, over the past twenty-five years, men with latlngs.
Commanding Officer, oftentimes do not think they should do anythingelse
Auxiliary Naval Air Station Lee Field T \ but what pertains to the ratings which adorn
their sleeves. Something which you should learn
Commander Thomas D. Sonthworth A-VG), VSMI now and remember to the extent that it is deeply
Commanding Officer impressed upon your minds is this: We are at war, .
Auxiliary Naval Air Station Cecil\ Field The days are strenuous. The crises require courage.
father he wa5ootg-- h9WJnG-me Be ready for anything. If you get In a tight place

The JAX AIR NEWS reeelven Camp >ew.|>m>er Service where Cord a Ffarachute.: where it is necessary for you to swab a deck get
material. HepublleMlon credited matter prohibited the Rip is ore busy and swab that deck to the best of your ability.

wIthovt itermUtlen of CNS War Department, Time for putting to practice your specialty will
Soy U. 48nd St.. N. Y7 C. come but if something else is required of ;you, be
Welcome Captain Foss ready for anything. The type of warfare now
going on in the Mediterranean and in the South

A Thought .the Week : Captain Joe Foss who has been acclaimed as the greatest ace Pacific requires general utility men. True, you

out of this war is coming to this station on a visit Friday. We are may be a specialist but be big enough to rise
These self-appointed experts spouting proud to have him here. He is built of the stuff that has made above the specialty and tackle anything which may
their opinions as to what we should do to America great.It come your way.

win the war give us a pain-and you know Is not necessary for us to go into detail here about his -- -
where exploits and achievements; that has been done in another partof
this paper. And much of the story of his skill and courage is
already known to all of us.
Means More Work The JAX AIR NEWS knows !it speaks for the entire station
Victory when it extends a hearty welcome to Captain Foss, a regularguy r 1L ui \'

With a brilliant victory achieved in North who has distinguished himself superlatively in battle. He ( ng
American people is had a job to do and he did it in the best way he knew how. .
Africa the spirit of the We are sorry Captain Foss cannot be with us for a long time. I.\... ... .""\._ ) _
higher than its been since the war began. We could all profit by his experience and knowledge of the art ,,;' -!>- : -- !

Although it was primarily an Army victory, of the aerial warfare. It is a great honor and a distinct pleasureto >;J -=- : t C '< '-, .
we men in the Navy are as proud of the have you here with us, Captain Foss. Again we say welcome ... ,, :.

t achievements of our comrades in arms as if aboard!

we had scored. this final success ourselves. By Steve Kalagian, Y2cA

And, indeed it was the U. S. and British To John Station MoviesMAY Fighting French sailor ordered his breakfast at

Navies that enabled our Army to invade (Flying Cadet John A. Burger, Ship's Service the other day and waited.
North Africa in the beginning. USNIC.) -"Mrs. AUre' of the Cabbage After some time his eggs and bacon arrived and
Patch" Fay lljftuter. Herbert he carried it off to one of the booths. Coming back
: .1Itl \
There will be some who will now be over- The bugles blew Le Field I ; "1'rlde. .1 he 'aakees'tGary '
his took off and it
for coffee he his hung upon
laid Teresa W Babe cap
Cooper right
of When first sacrifice was
optim- our
whelmed: by an unjustified feeling Sloth, Cecil Field.MAT the rack. When he reached for the cup of coffee

ism. To them it may seem that the end is His to youthful rest hands crossed gently 21-"Pride of the 1'ao"I'I'II." Gary the waitress stopped him.

near for the Nazis and that the war in on his breast Cooper Lee field, Teresa"Man WriKht Jn ,the Babe Trunk5 Sloth 1 That's not for you," she said, "lt' for a Frenchman -
;
Europe soon will come to a swift conclusion.It For all of you, America John gave Lynn Roberts, George Holmes CecilField who was just here."
is dangerous to think like this. For His life to you. ; "Tartan, Triumphs t.ilford,", Johnny11'elamuller The Frenchman stood looking at her perplexed.He .
Frances Student
reached out and she him with the
military observers know that Officer Aud.; "The liluehite and again stopped
all competent Gay Banners flew Perfect" Lloyd Noland, Main feta same words. Finally the Frenchman caught on.
there is still a lot of fight left in our enemies. .The day that it was fostered In his tion. "It's me" he smiled pointing behind bins to bin

German and Italian troops in Africa had no mind MAY 22"Man In the Trunk" T.jnn cap with the ml pom-pom on It. "Jt'tt me."
surrender. A brilliant To join that company who loved Roberts, George Holmes, Lee Meld;
He his
other choice but to the wind Tartan Triumph," Johnnytii- got coffee.
piece of strategy enhanced by the courage Whose Navy wings gave proof that muller, France Gifford, Cecil Field.

and bravery of our troops brought victory in they were brave MAY\VclBmuller I 23-"Tarijn, *Mr.Triumph nces Clifford," Johnny, Lee The police have their vexations too. It has been
this campaign sooner than expected. But And strong and true.No Field; "The dn White drOd'I Ver- reported that a certain :yard policeman has lost his
is lot to be done. fect," ) loran, (' ; badge. We don't want to embarrass the "arm of tho
there more fear he knew
"Alea.ra.," law" his but he used to wear
by giving
The Nazi machine still stalks all over The day at last they told him he you name
war James Craig Ilonita Grantille. Stn- badge No. [0 (that is before he lost it).
Europe. It is still in control of most of the could fly deal Officer* Aud.; "George Washington
is With winged feet he trod the Slept Here," Jack l1..nonn troub'with \
although its strength
continent
European Sheridan, Main Station.
clouds, the sky. Chief K. F. Lavender seems to be having
rapidly diminishing.We His cause he knew, would free MAY 21-"The lllne White and reelect his telephone. Every time he picks it up, tho:
as members of Uncle Sam's sea forces, each fettered slave. ratras," "Lloyd James Nolan Craig Lee, Itonfta Field;Gran-"AN other party on the same line is using It.

still have a long fight ahead of us, not only For this he flew. Mile, Ce*II Field! "George U'a.hint- I don't want to make any accusations" Chief
well. Vic- ton Slept Here," Jack itenny, AnnSheridan Lavender declared hotly "but I think they just
Germany but Japan as Student Officer's Aid.i
against His days were few !
keep the phone off the hook when they're not usingThere's
"Thi Land of Mine, Charles Laugh-
should only more determination love and joy gave "
tories give us His courage, ton, Maureen O'llara, Main fetation. it.
to do the job assigned to us even better strength to those "
MAY SS-"All'atral. James Crate, BonI -
than we did before ; and we must not become Who knew him 'til the Heaven'lylegions I Ita Granville Lee Held; "George: father. But
chose Washington Slept Here," Jack :Benny, "nothing as proud as a proud
lazily overconfident. Our duties here may To take his soul to glory. At his Ann b orl'P\ Field "This Photographer Schwartz has them all beat. According -
seem very remote from the battlefields of grave Sand ; Charles Laagton, ; to confidential sources he spends all hiS
Student Officer'sAnd.
Maureen O'llara
the world but we are sharing indirectly in Their bugles blew. .; "I Walked With a. Zombie," time off taking pictures of his newly-born baby
either -GERALD BURGER. France Dee, Tom Conway, Main Sta and then spends his odd moments on the Station
every victory that is being won, on 4/49/43 lion showing them to his shipmates In the Photo Lab.

the Russian front or in some obscure corner (Gerald Burger Is a brother of MAY 26-"George. Wathlagton Slept
Pacific. And eventually most of late Cadet John A. Burger Here," Jack Benny Ann Sheridan
of the vast the lo Field; "This Land Of Mine," Yeoman Elliott beat un to the I) nt'h.V
us will have the opportunity to get in a who was killed In a crash at Lee Charles Laughton Manreen O'llara guessed that he would walk the "matrimonial
personal punch at the enemy.So Field on August 18, 1941.) Cecil Field; "I Walked With a aisle" in June', but he went' to Illinois and got

let's commemorate the great triumphin '_igl i 4 Zombie Ktndent' ,"Officer's Frances Dee And.Tom" (.'.aw'l' married lastV -almo&t a month ahead of .

Africa by working just a little bit harder Rationing Sailors? Dead Hughes Body Main," Station.Milton Berle, Mary schedule.

than we did before.A down Two the young street.ladles Suddenly were walking one cut "!. Johnny Wagner, Chief Storekeeper at the recruitIng -
office downtown could not be present at ;
loose with a piercing cry. "Look
bluejacket at the Great Lakes Naval Training "Smoking Lamp" session today but he sends oUI\
she cried In amazement "What Is Those Extras
Station goes to the mirror to comb his hair. lie this little story.
asked her friend
looks at his reflection for a moment, then suddenly so terrible Overheard In Jacksonville by a
words "They're only midgets in uniform. One of his recruiters who Just returned from
these :
Framed about the mirror are
stops! THIS MAN MAY DIE. "Thanks" the other replied. "I WAVE: leave in Southern Florida says that a country doctorIn
MUCH
IF YOU TALK frame TOO he sees himself.- This is a forceful thought for a minute they were Small voice: "Oh goody Mother! his home town started a blind man on a diet of
And in the
careless talk.Exhaust rationing sailors.'THE. AVENGER I've seen a WAVE and a WAAC. raw carrots.
against
Naval and direct Air warning Station Glenview Illinois. Ft. Lauderdale Fla.) Now I wish I could see a SPARE. Continued on page flYeRage









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:a f Athletics Play Big Role At Boot Camp All For One, And One For All" Meet Your Mates


,, ,.' .: >'. : r\ 1. c'' ',," '.' ,..''\", Brief Biographies of Men
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k. Man John Paul Jones Is Aboard! > .4 '

.. Yeah t't) .. '*> \.R ':} : <': atl'' .. \ < Serving With You -

) ." ,.h"Y: ,. ", ',, ,", ".. ',',(!'t. Blond, blue-eyed PAUL DCL-
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Recruits Include John which off < : ,:
New was giving extremely oa'R ':# ,:: BERT MOORE, photographer second .
sweet scented On investigation :
aromas. -
Paul.Jones And Woodrow class, is one of the few selected
<<
it was learned he had a a
has
't bluejackets who graduatedfrom
Wilson purchased an eight dollar bottle of X\ the pictorial journalismcourse

"cologne" and was using it to & conducted by "Life },(aga-
\V. W. Liddell soak his feet because "it
By Ensign was so
rine" in New York While attending -
?; Yeah man, John Paul Jones Is cool". -
classes there he was one
enuff! The Center continues to
aboard. Sure Recruit
of the two highest in his class. .
', of the recruits at turn out and work
Some new men on an
He was allowed to lay out some
.'"" "Boot Camp" in the colored platoons assembly line basis. The two cap- of the pages In "Life" because of

:. are really famous men, according able dentists aboard, Doctors Harper this outstanding record. ,
to their names. For In- and Darby, are completing an Moore, who enlisted in the regu-

'; stance, there's the aforementioned average of eight cases a day. ThisIs lar Navy on Dec. 3, 1941, married
r. ,:. John Paul Jones, Woodrow Wilson,, in addition to their regular num- his high school sweetheart just

c- o: George Washington Crawford,, ber of examinations of each new '. three months ago. He says that
: Thomas Jefferson Powell, and recruit. Y } Y .r' Xa he had known she was the right
.
.. James Powell The Recruit Center regrets to 'NR #
McKlnley girl for him years ago, but he
t A few notorious characters also announce the loss of its Senior waited until his 21st birthday to
checked in, including Jessie James Hospital Corpsman, A, W. Whitta- : take the "plunge".
and Rudolph Valentino Johnson ker, who is being transferred to Joining the Navy 'Immediately
t" Athletics play a major role in the 10th Construction Battalion In $1' after his high school graduation,

J, the recruit routine. the Seabees. The new corpsmen likeable, hard-working Moore isn't
The Athletic had have reported aboard. They are
; Department a sure yet whether he'll ship over or
meet last Saturday afternoon Demmer and Sinclair. Three yeomen not when his enlistment expires .
.WhiCh met with so much success are being replaced by Waves But if he doesn't he hopes to be-
; to Include and the Waves have everything un-
; it is planned one come a newspaper photographer
J In the regular schedule. Each Saturday der control, including the yeomen,, While attending high schoolin
1 afternoon will find the"Boots" J. C. Hartman, W. H. August,, :: Cincinnati, he won first prizein

''l:;. straining and striving to I and P. E. Dirks. t ; < rN an amateur photographic congest -
f best one another in the various ,I -------. conducted by the Camera club
events as outlined by LieutenantII of that city.
Moseley. I New Books In

In case anyone worrying about A regular guy is MATT STE-

our men being soft, figures from Station LibraryWe PHENZ. ACMM, of the Engine
: the Athletic Department should Overhaul Division of A. & R. Com-

hasten to dispel these fears, Lieutenant really have more new booksat 4 4 ing from Kansas City, Kansas, he
't Moseley, tells us that four the Library this week than we enlisted in the Navy during World
t f days out of the week the men are have time or space to tell about e War I on January 7, 1918.

1 given a six mile "run" plus four Here are a few to begin on: He served for three years on the
i times around the obstacle course. Several biographies are among old aircraft earner, USS WRIGHT,
This is in addition to a half hour the new arrivals-"Van Loon's one and one half years on the

l period of rigid mass calesthenics Lives," MacKinley Helm's "AngelMo' YORKTOWN, four months on the
.. (And they brag about their hikesin and Her Son Roland Hayes," LEXINGTON, and three months on
the Army.) Muriel Rukeyser's "Willard Gibbs," Adopting the battle cry of the Three 1\Iusketeers-"All for one, and the converted aircraft carrier AN-
1 Anything can and generally does and a fascinating book which is one for aU"-the three Bennett brothers of Lodge, S. C., enlisted In TARES He also spent five
? happen in "Boot Camp," the latest just on the border line betweeQ I the Marine Corps the same day and are presently stationed at the years with patrol planes in the
story, and it really happened, is biography and locksmlthing. Thin! Naval Air Technical Training Center. Commencing classes in the fleet.
about' one of tho new men who is "Unlocking Adventure," by I Aviation Machinist's Mate School MondayMIliam, 17, John, 20, and Stephenz was a member of the

:. apparently was fresh'off the farm. Charles Courtney, an expert maker Harold, 21, are quartered in the same barracks and hope to remain crew that made the first flight
., \ Alter a long session of drill he was (and legal picker! of locks, whp together until the war Is won. The three Marines are the sons! of from San Francisco to Honolulu in
caught soaKing his feet in a liquid has traveled all over the world to I :Mr. and Mrs Lee Bennett. All are six feet or over and are certain January, 1934, with the old P2Y-l's

help in the recovery of lost treasures to be asset to the fighting Marine traditions. He has been active in sports,
which have been locked up ---- especially boxing, during his Navy
their lawful owners in palaces) OverboardNAS life. lie managed some outstand-
by Fish Pulls Chief
r BreezesSalty that have been burned, ships that The Smoking Lamp ing boxing teams while at Pen-

have sunk, or just perfectly safe Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.Paging sacola.
Humor From places to which somebody has lost Conllnmrd from pace tour"Didn't Ripley! Chief QuartermasterRobert Married and the father of five

) the keys. I won't tell you anymore make the man Bee," the children, Chief Stephenz retired
There English went fishin' recently -
And
Here from active service in 1939 but returned -
Just read it.
"but he can run
Chief relates,
,:V the Port Channel and a big in 1941 when the
: 1'. --- "I Write from Washington," by in war clouds
like a rabbit, now. I
WAVES AndS b Marquis Childs, is an intensely interesting one (of the kind that always gets I were gathering around the United
Waves that wear book about recent makings -I I ) took his bait, hook, line I States. He is credited with help-
and pull on away
Puff those pipes
"J" Slacks should not on I. Ing in the tremendous developmentof
in American history cigarettes, mates, while I tell' and sinker. Being a determined II
your Engine Overhaul and is well-
backs
J..: Turn their Then for fiction:-Aldanov, "The bar- I
1 iI' ." Especially in Jax. Fifth Seal;" Boutell, "Cradled in you this one about a certain angler, Chief English stubbornly I i. liked by his shipmates who work
ber in "Boot" camp. with him One of his hobbiesIs
e Anonymous. Fear;" Carr, "The Emperor's Snuffbox their to fought the fish, which pulled him i
., The men were on way tennis.
: -- -- ;" Christie, "The Moving Fin- Inspection when this bar- overboard and got away The
I If Captain's
Bellyache, Seaman ger;" Cloete, "Congo Song;" Cook", ber started kidding a seaman 2c Chief swears it's the truth, s'help I i' -
"I have a pain in my abdomen," I "Violet;" Coxe, "Alias The Dead; about his slight need of a haircut. him and can believe it or not! Aircraft Materials
you
said the apprentice seaman to the Dodge, "Weathercock; Du Maur- ,
: the
I "You're sure to get on report, Lieut. Comdr. Jackson D. Ar-
Navy doctor. : ler, "Treveryan;" Eberhart, "WolfIn barber told him. has Processes Course Open
native Floridan reported -
nold, a ,
returned the doctor Man's Clothing; Field, "Law I I
"Young man, Came the inspection and the seaman aboard student in instruction -
I "officers have abdomens, pet- Man of Powder Valley;" Hale, was passed by without censure in Command as a of Flight. I I, Classes' in aircraft materialsand
ty officers have stomachs; YOU "Murder in Tow," a Lieut. Bill processes are now availablefor
But, as the Captain approached A graduate of Annapolis in 1934,
have a bellyache." French mystery; Mason, "Rivers of the barber a sudden I enlisted and civilian personnel -
Arnold has had wide
Hunter Lieut Comdr. of the Station at the Jacksonville
Glory; Parks, "Long ; breeze caught hold of an unruly -
Aviation and
in Naval
Spring Is here when a young Rice, "Sunday Pigeon Murders;" "cow-lick" on the barber's head experience Harbor when the Vocational School, 615
at Pearl
man' fancy turns to thoughts Stevenson, "Crooked Adam;" Wei- and it waved proudly in the wind. was Ocean St.
stabbed "us" in the back.
that the women have been thinking lard, "Snake in The Grass;" Wolff, He felt a sudden, decisive tug at Japs There are no tuition fees for
-Vj l i these classes which will be heldon
about all "Intt'r.Could "Night Shift the protruding hair and the command -
-E. C. from the Captain was clear The U. S. Marines have made Mondays, Wednesdays and
He? --_-ajji_- and distinct: almost 200 landings to protect Thursdays from 7' to 10 p.m. The
hair cut off." Americans abroad during the 167 course will cover elements of
A wedding carriage was seen "Get that
J : driving through the streets of war- Families, of Enlisted Men And that may be the reason that years of their organization.ever flight theory and Army and

conscious London with the following Should Use Pools I and 2 the barber, contrary to,the reputa- Navy aeronautical specifications! ,
:: .< sign inscribed in chalk on the tion of his profession, is not talkIng Then suddenly his face Further information can be
I' ':' back-"Result of careless talk." Pools 1 and 2, which are located too much these days. went blank. secured at the Vocational School: ,
.....,. behind the Recreation "I'll be darned," he muttered to Room 204, In Jacksonville.
'r Just Papa Building of the Main Station, arc Claude Beard, the ration yeoman himself. "I'm the ration yeoman."

Junior: "Oh, :Mamma! There's a available to the wives and families in the Main Station Personnel I American League Has Sent 151
the of enlisted men at all hours office, answered the transfer sec- Keep those stories coming and
man in" the nursery kissing until closing time at %100, however tion 'phone the other day. After mail them to me .' Address all Of the 151 American LeaguersIn

nurse. whenever possible the families speaking with the party on the your contributions to THE SMOK- the armed services, there are
e Mama (with" a running start) : of enlisted personnel shoulduse other end of the line for a few ING LAMP, Box 2, NAS, Jack- 55 in the Army, 56 in the Navy
# "I'll fix him. pool No. :2 rather than No. 1. seconds he turned around on his sonville, if you !send it U. S. :Mail seven in the Coast Guard and one
it's
Fool
Junior." : "April ; only '-iiI chair quickly and yelled: You can leave off the "NAS", In the Marines. Lieut. Ted Lyons,

Papa The Navy has-taken a prom- "Hey, Is the ration yeoman Jacksonville, if you send it yard ex-White Sox pitcher, Is the Ma-
next week be- rine, Two other senior loop ballplayers
around 1"NobodY mail see you
f A man'* greatest troubles area inent part in developing aviation,
in the Canadian
LAMP'SOUT. are Royal
answered and Beard repeated cause the SMOKING
I and short methods
wife and money-a wife if ho deep sea diving, than I Air Force
louder
his question
has one and money If he hawi't. of navigation.


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t Marine BarracksHas( Fliers Seek Fifth Victory League I


2! Games Margin On Win In 'Downtown Game vs. Painters_ .


f The Station Jbaseball team will seek to gain ground on IB)

}, t+ 4 a. sf Infra -Station TeamsBy league leading Carpenters and Mayport Section Base when}

1 : they battle the Painters Local in the Jacksonville baseball I

Carolus G. Anderson, Y2c I park Saturday afternoon at 5. p. m. .
Marine Barracks' peerless domination I With a record Of lour triumphsagainst
and Eddie Lyons one-hit three defeats, the Fliersare

pitching masterpiece for Seaman 8 Chief SpecialistsAre definitely favored to win despite .
Guard against Assembly & Repair the fact that the Painters
were significant milestones in the have signed several new players
Intra-Statlon baseball league in TransferredThe since their last encounter with the
the week just concluded. Navy.

The super charged Marines Johnny O'Donnell, who is just
swept their two games with First Station lost some of its athletic beginning to round his best pitching .
and Second Navy Regiments and glamor when eight chief spe- i form, will probably.get the call
at this stage of the race appear cialists, including George A. Mc to mound duty for the Station
far and away the class of the lea Afee and Victor H Fusia of the while Bill Buie is the Painters

gue.Bill 1942 Flier football eleven, received choice. .'
Keith was able to silence transfer orders last Tuesday.The Fliers WonI Straight
First Navy, 3 to 0, when the eight Chiefs were instructedto
Sailors were moving full speed report Immediately to V-12 colleges Definitely the rise in the Vic
ahead with three successive triumphs for duty in connection with tory league, the Fliers had won

JUDO INSTRUCTIONLt. and John Massare went the physical training program. The four consecutive games until the

(Jg) Howard Burnell, a former wrestling star at Oklahoma A and M into extra innings to top Second Navy is using many of the coun Carpenters snapped their win
streak last 3 to 2.
university, Illustrates to Lieut. C E. Weaver, one of a group of 41 Navy, 6 to 3. try's outstanding colleges in its Sunday Biggest
factor in recent Flier
Supply officers In training/ the station, the principles of hand to hand Marine Barracks reveals all- V-12 officer candidates' college successes
combat. Here, Lt. (jg) Burnell shows how to break an enemy's leg. round strength and is dynamite in training course. been the former improved pitching. I1fJ
Duke
the clutches. McAfee One Of Best I Vickery,
twirler, Phil Miller, ex-Patter
Barnes Spoils Perfect uame McAfee, one of the greatest of an
...,. son N. J. Red Sox thrower and
Catcher Norm Barnes of the hap backfield stars who graduated from O'Donnell have all pitched fine
less Assembly & Repair team I Duke University and who later
struck the crudest blow of the starred for the Chicago Bears, ball.Star
week when his single in the sixth will report to the University of of the Painters club is Paul
Inning deprived Eddie Lyons of a Michigan for his V-12 assignment. Easterling, a veteran slugger who
no-hitter and a place in baseball's Fusia, the bizarre back from Man was up several seasons ago with
mythical hall of fame. hattan College, will report to Cornell the Detroit Tigers. A fine fielder
University.Other and a consistent long ball hitter,
feat made Seaman Guarda
Lyons
he may be the biggest trouble
Chiefs transferred are: R.
and :
5 to 0 victor over A& R
maker for the Fliers
advanced the Sailors to a tie with F. Beck, former U. of Tennessee Saturday.
First Navy in second place. I player, to Villanova College; Watson In the starting lineup for the
By Edmund Walsh, Y2c N. Second Navy, next to Marine W. Magee, former Clemson Fliers will be: Infielders, Don
--" Barracks, made the best showing athlete, to State Teachers Collegeat Cross, third base; Joe Walsh, shortstop
Dickenson, N. D.; Joseph E. ; Eddie Lyons, second base;
George McAfee, as fine a halfback as ever swivel hippedhis with two victories and one defeat.
Loftin[ to University of Michigan; and Charley Anastasio, first base;
The Sailors hammered A & R, 12
way over the chalklines, has completed his tour of dutyat to 2, behind Bob Malone, carved George W. Norris to Notre Dame; Outfielders, Joe Johnson, left field,
the Station. Transfer orders send the former Duke uni- out a 4 to 2 triumph over Third George J. Nieme to University of Owen Reeves, center field and Larry

versity, Chicago Bear and Flier star to the University of Navy with Lefty Ed Kerr on the South Carolina; and Harry D. King, right field O'Donnell is

Michigan where he will serve in connection with the Navy's hill, and dropped the only gameto Skudin, a former N.Y.U. athlete, slated to pitch and Pat Colgan
to Dartmouth. will catch.
the aforementioned Marine Barracks
physical training program. ----- + Back on the team after a three
Individual star In every con- Standings week's absence is Erman Little-
teet In which he played last fall ; in three years of college ball for W L, Pet Athletic Officers Are John, a big left handed thrower
McAfee paced the Fliers to wins Duke university and is said to be Marine Barracks . . S S .800 who hurled the first game of the
over nine out of 12 opponents sure fire for the majors. Bob Os- First Navy> . . . 5 4 .533 Advanced To New Rank season against the St. John's ship.
Seaman Gnard . . . B 4 .333
Including Duke, Clemson, Pensa- born and Jack Griffore, both of Second Navy .. . . 5 5 .500 yard, losing 8 to 6. LittleJohn's
cola, Florida and Miami. Although whom played for Columbus in the Third Navy . . . S 7 .JOO Fourteen officers assigned to the presence on the squad brings to
he played briefly In some American Association last fall, are A K . . . .. . S 7 .300 physical training department have two the number of left handers,
of the contests due to an Injury, at Camp Blanding. Orlando's Army -- been promoted recently, one from Phil Miller being the other.
he scored eight touchdowns and Air Base has Charlie Rushe and Student Officers Top the rank of Lieut junior grade to Immediately following the Flier
kicked one extra point for a total Jesse Plummer. Rushe is a young Lieutenant and the other 13 from game Saturday, Merrill Stevens
of 49 points to establish himself ster who wound up the '41 season Cecil Field SoftballAn Ensign to Lieut. junior grade. will play Downing Brothers In another ..
as the team's leading scorer. with Pirates and Plummer is an The officers promoted and their league contest.
Often called the greatest running International league veteran. Bob evenly matched race is developing new rank include: Lieut. Robert I --....... -
back since Grange, he was just as ( Sexton, Pensacola standout for the softball league at Shelton, Lieuts. (junior grade) ;
fine a personality as he was a three seasons, has been a winner Cecil Field after approximately a James Brutz, George Anderson, Softball Standings
football player. In the words of against all competition. month of the season has passed. Harry Sigel, James Kessler, Joseph National i)1
Jack Harding, coach of the Miami Student officers leads the field but Hay, John Janusas, Tom McDonald l..Hguf'W

Hurricanes whom the Fliers turned WING TIPS Navy personnel three teams Air Gunners, Seaman John Patrick, Emil Klum- vrn2 . . . . ? !' 1.0"Pel.
back 13 to 0 in Miami's Orange I may obtain fishing licenses Guard and Mess Cooks are just par, Howard Burnell, Al Mann, A 4 K . . . .. ,. i 0 1.000
Bowl, "McAfee is a man. He's a for fresh water fishing one behind. Clyde Jones and George Faust. storekeeper . . .. 1 1 goo
game All at the Station I) ft; real credit to the Navy. for $1.25 at the Yard office. This The most improved club is the are on duty
T-5 . . ... S I .600
"'e add here a statement and courtesy was made possible Disbursing club which after a except Lt. (jg) Faust who is at >' . .. . 4 S .371:
prediction to make with regardto through arrangements with the shaky start has revamped its line Cecil Field and Lieuts. (jg) Al Seaman Guard .. .. .. .. S :3 ..300DocknKerrie
. . .. .
Mann and Clyde Jones who atLee 2 S .100
Michigan's football hopesnext office of County Judge J. Ollle up and under the management of are
Main DUprniary . .. t 4 .!Ofl
fall. That is, if McAfee's Edmunds On duty at the Chief Rowe has come back to secure Field. :Marine llnrrark. . . .1 5 .167
-- --- - -- - I'.trot . . .
Navy assignment also permitshim station for a few days last week a .500 percentage, winning Nlnu 1 I .1 ti:
. . .
\OVCS . . 0 5 .000
to play football, dyed-ln- was Lt. (jg) Harlan Gus Gustaf- three and lost three.
.
the wool Tom Harmon fans had son, Flier football, basketballand Pfc Mace and his Marine team Meet The Fliers American I.eague

better prepare a place in Mich baseball star. lie was on are the hard luck boys of the w f' lvt-
. . .
igan's football history for Chief his way to the Melbourne air league. They furnish spirited opposition -- --- ship Parachute Company iMtt .... .. ft 6. II 1 l.OIMI.H.tJ:
Specialist George Anderson Mc station where he reports! for I to all teams but have lost seaman Guard li . .... 4 1 ,lIlttl
Afee.If training in a fighter squadron by one or two runs in three of Marine Guard . .... 4 :2 .6t>7
:IiYalliolplhl . . ..
.3 2 .6041
Leo Ryan, seaman first class, one their last four games. .. .
.
Personnel A . 4 S .::51 1
the baseball genius who first of VPB2'u candidates for the station Standings Ship store Ashore . 3 :3 .500
conceived the idea for Ladies Day grid team last fall, has been W. I,. \M Hangar . . .. ... 2 S .400
at the major league parks could transferred to the Lake City Air !Student Officer . . .. ... 4 1 Moat house . .. ., :2 ]. ,400
Air Gunner . .. .. .. .. ... 4 2 Personnel II ... .... .. .., 1 ft .167
observe the scarcity of Waves at Station Cadet Bill Chipley, Seaman Guard .. .. .. .. ..... ... 4 2 (Cook-linker . .. . I 3 .167 a
the Fliers' home games, he might I standout end on the '42 football Me. Cook* . ... .. .. .. .. ... 4 :2 1'hoto Lab .. . .. . o I 7 .000
think all of his work in vain. But I team, Is competing In track for Disbursing .. .. .. ... .. ... 3 S Officer
Ship Cook ... ....,. .. .. ... :2 S LeagueW
the
perhaps we could hold off his anxiety North Carolina pre-flight Marine . . .. .. .. .. .. ... 2 4 f. ivt.
momentarily by telling him I I school: Sr. It.O.Q. . . . . . t 6 Operation . . . II o l.OOOIntelligence
. . .
4 1 .80
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chance the Waves
that there is a S K . . .. .. .. .. 6 2 .1:>8
are new on the station and are T-5 . . .. ... .. 5 2 ..711OtCN
aWl not thoroughly acquaintedwith Two No-Hit Games And A % ... ... .. .... 5 :3 .6+.l
It.Mason. i Triple Play V1'112.OTl'L' ,.. .. ... ... .. t 3 .623:
\fm-OTl-2 . .. .. .. .4 S .571
Field, named for Admiral Naval lloepitai': .. ... 2 ft ,2ft'
C. P. Mason, who was skipper : Are Softball Of Past WeekIt Supply Commissary . :2 5 .!!
of the aircraft carrier Hornet Highlights Diipentary . . . 2 II I81l
1'ublleork' . . .1 7 .
sunk In- the southwest Pacific I student Officer Ha*.. . 1 7 ,
and previously first com was as astonishing as whiskers on a. door knob, but Patrol Wing . . . 0 7 .000
manding officer of the station, Two no-hit, no-run games and a sparkling triple play were stamped I I -------x-r---_ -
U. located in the area adjoining indelibly into the record books this past week during the abnormal
the permanent enlisted! men's course of action in the National, American and Officers Softball T'iL1 : : Navy Teams Start WellIn

barracks and near Squadron Leagues of this Station. .. '
VPB3, unit %. There'll be no The N. I* accounted for both the ----- --- ---- City Softball Loop
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games at the field this weekenda nohitters.G. was close as Siamese twins It '-- .11':_' ',
the men play downtown Sat M. Condo 0 & G righthander, was executed in the 8th frame of ; The Naval Air Station and A &

urday. flung a hitless masterpiece into a regularly scheduled 7-innlng con JOE JOHNSON left fielder for I R got off on the right foot In the
the faces of the VTB2 batters. The test which, Incidentally, went 11 the Fliers the 22-year-old garden City Softball league in Jackson
A powerful pitching staff, one victory for resurgent 0 & G marked rounds before the Seaman Guards guardian I I. five feet eleven inches tall :I ville.The
which would be swapped even the fourth straight win for a squeezed out a 7-to-5 verdict over and weight 193 pound played loop was launched last week
steven by more than one big lea club which lost its first two starts Ships Store Ashore. for Jackson City, Tenn., in 'the Kitty and right off the bat the Station
this season, could be The closest VTB2 Seaman Guard Gets Three team pasted Gibbs Gas Engine
gue manager this season. league In 1910 I* an aviation ma- I
assembled from the chuckers onService came to a safety was a line drive Here's how it happened! The rhlnlnt'c mate, third class work company by 31 to 0 (yes, thirtyone
teams in Florida. by Charower in the 3rd inning, but score was deadlocked at (.4 in the at A and K .ay* hi. biggest thrill ) and A & R shut out the
V I toT a mull 8, ex-Yankee, Roving Shortstop G. J. Melanson 8th when Ships Store Ashore initiated la tporti before playing with the Station Gunnery club, 4 to 0, behind Jim-
Brooklyn and Philadelphia Philt stabbed it with a circus catch to a rally on a single by Han. came In 193$ when he hit three my Day's 4-hit hurling.
southpaw, Is at Drew Field near save the day. bury and a hit by Chancey to homer and s triple In an American Cecil Field played two games,
Tampa. Doyle Lade, a 23 game Stan Pointek of undefeated A & advance Hanbury to second. Adrins Legion game In Savannah, (,'.. liU but is standing still. The Cccilltes
winner last season for Shreve- R joined Condo in the Hall-of- stalked up to the plate and cracked home I. in I>. irange, da. wa played VPB2 to a 4.4 tie and
port In the Texas league U the Fame by handcuffing T-5 with narya a grass-mowing liner to third. the flrnt Flier to line a ball agalntt staged a 9-9 deadlock with Merrill-
brightest light of the St. Augustine hit for a 3.0 decision. While Louis Barone of the Guards came the center field wall In the- Jacksonville Stevens Escorts. In another early
Coast Guard nine. Joe Nelson I. Pointek poured his tricky stuff up with it deftly, tagged third, baseball park, a dlitanre .1 400 tilt, the U. S. Coast Guard trimmed .
and Harry Grubb, Mayport past. the flailing T-5 bats, his fired the ball to Medley at secondto feet from home plate entitled In VPB2 14 to 9.
Section Base stars. are both mates nicked Richardson for four force Chancey and the relay the Navy at Macon, Ga., )).1". 10, 1911 '-- i 4-- -- --
property of the New York Yankees hits with Dermott scoring all to Poe at first put out Adrins. name oyter a* his favorite The Navy's women: nurses are
three runs. One-two-three out! food played with the ('.11."a) not allowed in combat zones but
Bob Vickery new addition to the The triple play occurred in the The rivals each manufactured a I ('ub. In the$ Middle (.a. league in '11 are replaced by male nurses trained

Station team, lost only one game American league in a game that 4'ABllnife4, .. pare ...... when the Cub took the championship.fc)y them.
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Navy Men Swim- By Lieut. Tim Carey Train Reservation Officer Is Honored Station Clings To



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IItl. Station BureauGRB War Bond Parade



::1. th Is Established To Pensacola Is Second To


\ Assist Men Traveling Jacksonville In April;

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. Train reservations are about as Jacksonville again led the na
, hard to get as gasoline tickets 4 ; eY. tion's Air Stations In the war bond

nowadays, but a new Government parade in April for the third con-

Reservation Bureau Is at your ser- .. .. secutive month with 92.2 percentof

vice on the Station. the station's civilian personnel

Lieut. E. V. Benjamin, Personnel Investing 22.4 percent of their

toIF Officer of NAOTC, announced the weekly pay In bonds.
Bureau was established here effective The efficiency Index, which designates -

May 1 for the purpose of the standings of the sta-

furnishing train reservations tions, for Jacksonville was 163.2

l both seat and pullman space-for against a field average of 135.9.

officers and enlisted personnel Pensacola was In second place

traveling under orders. with an average ef 152.0.

The GRB is located In Room Out of 28 departments which

lOG in the Main Administration participated in this station's com-
Lieut. Comdr. Norman O. Andersonwas
and be petition, 20 are now maintainingthe
building, may reached by of the
the recent
1./A\ calling Ylc Thorne at Extension recipient "90-10" quota set by the Sec-
Naval Reserve Medal In recogni-
U ) 8392. All officers and enlisted tion of 10 of meritorious retary of the Navy as the goal that
years
personnel are Invited, yea urged, service with the United States wins the War Bond Pennant. This
to take advantage of this service. means that IK) percent of 20 departments -
Naval Reserve. A native of St.
The Bureau holds the following are to date alloting
Louis Mo. I ILeut. Comdr. Anderson
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over 10 percent of their weekly
Four seats
space dally: on Stream- officer In charge of Student
,
liner to New York payroll for bonds.
; four berths to
Officer here left St.
New York; two seats on Stream- Headquarters There are 13 of these depart-
Louis In 1940 to assume active dutyIn
liner to Chicago; two berths to ments which have already receivedthe
the Naval Reserve.
Chicago; two berths to St. Louis; Secretary's flag, having held
four berths to New Orleans; and their quota for more than two

two berths from New Orleans to months. Seven others have "one.

Los Angeles. Chief Breslow Wins leg" on their objective-or one

< Personnel under orders but witha month's minimum subscription.The .

BREAST STROKE < delay in reporting to their ulti Power Plant, which was!
mate destination will also be ac- Lee Garden Prize "first to win", "first to reach the

comodated if the space is available top" and "first In enrollment" forwar

Fees according to the announce- bonds since the opening of

The breast stroke I.I an approach stroke Vie It to approach a rescue craft, ment by Lieut. Benjamin. B.T. Johnsons Place Second an organized drive In December,
floating debris or a shipmate In trouble. It In also a ret stroke In roach water, 1942, still leads the civilian groupsin
especially valuable when one la wearing a life jacket. --'.---- And R. A. Randalls Third In complement enrolled and amount
1. Relax with body at water level face out of water.
2. Hand start at chest, palms together, elbows bent. Leg are drawn np In Sailor Beware Contest At Outlying Field alloted. The Power Plant and four
frog fashion with knee bent and with both knees and feet turned ont. ; other departments are enrolled 100
S. As the legs start the squeeze. Figure B) the arms extend in front and Keep Your Shirt Relieved backaches and cleanfingerna.i1s Office; Personnel (Adm. Bldg.);
hold for the glide or ('oad.t.
the order of the
The palms turn out against the water for the poll. Full back with extended were Safety Engineers; and Accounting
arm Just below I the surface of the water until the arms form a straight line Continued from page one day in the Lee Field housing area (Adm. Bldg.).
directly out from the shoolderi. Mow bend the elbows and bring handsto bulletins. following the judging of the Vic- New departments to be presented -
chest, palms together. A* the arms are reaching the shoulder level, the plained In subsequent ) tory gardens by Commander Char- ...
the flag this month are Cecil
leg are drawn up with knee bent to start the next stroke.
f. Ai a rest stroke, the arm and leg may work together (turn the elementary! Magazine Solicitors les G. Shone, commanding officer, Field (Maintenance); Supply (Of-
backstroke ldf'l"lwnth" The stroke Is now practically' a method of and a delegation of jurors, on Fri- fice); Supply (Storehouse) and
:
:
treading water. stroke, one will find it easy to have one handfree Crews of transient magazine day. May 14.
to reach for wreckage, floating debris or some other mean at rescueIn subscription agents are frequent, Public Works (Clerical).
First prize in the form of a $25
the event of a ship sinking. -"-"if
C. A more finished stroke result when the head I* lowered on the glide. and various methods are used to War Bond went to Chief Commis-
plow out under' water. Breathe in on the arm pull. sell. Steward Samuel C. Breslow
a..' _. __ sary Service Waived To
would
rB-; At one time agents use and his wife, Thelma, living in
the appeal, "I'm working my way
;":r. No-Hit Games Quimby Wins Main Station'sGarden through college", or it may have Quarters The B. 118-A.T. Johnsons (ACOM) of PromotionsOf

'" : .'And'Tnple Play Contest 3rd Time been "to study nursing" or "to geta 111-B were awarded second prizeof Speed

.L.. ,. scholarship"." This appeal was
$7.50 in War
1. ,. Continued from one Stamps.
4? alEIi page
Continued from page
,, true in many Instances, but it was Third went to the R. A.
4 ;.'rUB.In the 9th and the Guards fi CBM Frederick A. Grimes, Bldg. too good a thing for the unscrupulous prize Enlisted Men
Randalls (AMMlc) of 118-B.
: broke the tie In the 11th with 3638B, of the Yard Department. Hun-
nally to
promoters pass up.
Hess the Honorable mention at the Main They received $5.00 in War Stamps
when Mack ,
;(two away and train-
dreds of boys girls were i Commander Shone commendedthe
pitcher, won his own game by Station went to ACMM Holtkamp; ed by crooks to deliberately lie Authorize Commanding
entire housing area on the fine
double. ACMM Talent ACOM Galvas I
smacking a two-run ; ; about the facts and to use
any
,
Action ran the complete gamutIn ACOM Casey; and Splc Dinkins.In appeal that would sell subscrip- I appearance of the grounds, saying Officers To Advance
the softball races this week. the Dewey Park contest, honor- that any community in the nation
the hitherto able mention was given CBM tions. would be proud of them. Worthy Candidates
In the Officers loop
With the entry of this country
At the time he
same urged
to Vaine 1st Musician Staub AMM
unbeaten Intelligence team came ; ;
into the the scheme took on
war,
them to continue their fine effortsin Certain
Ic Parker, and ACM Ricciardelli. requirements as to
grief at the ;ands Of the strongA dress. Rackets and their
a new
& R aggregation, 14 to 6. Holland Judges who surveyed the more quick to take advantage developing victory gardens length of service for advancementin
are
promoters
halted the Intelligence hitters.A than CO competing back-yard farms which constitute a material con- rating of enlisted men in Aviation -
J. E. chairman of every.opportunity to defraud tribution to the country's food pro- branches, have, or at
& R, in turn fell before VOVCS, were Kavanaugh, the public, and it didn't take may
8 to 7. VOVCS won with a last of the Naval Affairs Committee before solicitorswere ducing program. the discretion of Commanding Of-

inning rally that produced six runs, of the Jacksonville Chamber of long telling their magazine prospects-"I'm -vjSi!. ficers, be waived to allow for ad-
Bartow'a Commerce; William S. Johnson, vancement of worthy and outstand
topped by gamewinningsingle.
working for a course in aviation"or 9 NAOTC ActivitiesFor ing candidates.Men .
Chamber of Com-
of the
Scully was the winnin'thunker. manager
some other appeal tied in to
: Molish pitched and bat- merce, and Percy W. Zacharias, of the War effort. Annapolis Grads recommended for this ad-
Affairs Committee. vancement must be in the top 10
the Naval
ted Dispensary to a 4-to-2 win over
Others use sympathetic appeals .
Continued from pare n percent of their
first departments In
Commissary. Naval Hospital Prizes totaling $175: for the
Supply nosedive and droppedtwo four places in each area here and claiming they are trying to get the same school. their particular rating and class.
took a enough money together to have an Groups one four and six will be In
Those enlisted
Just in the
at Lee and Cecil Fields, were donated Navy
games, an 11-to-5: licking by operation or to enter a sanitarium, VPB one, two and three units at this
. VPB2-OTU2 and a 7-to-6 setbackby by merchants of the city of eithera Station from June 28 to July 11. must serve time enough to earn
Jacksonville. First prize of a $25: or they claim to represent Groups five, nine and fourteen will certain qualifying marks in their
VPB2-OTU1. War Bond and second, third and well-known or fictitious charitable follow from July 12 through 22; groupseight record on proficiency and conduct
Operations stayed in front of institution.One and 13 from July 23 throughAug
fourth place prizes of $10, $7.50, 2; groups three and 12: from before they are eligible.
the "Gold Braid" pack by cop- and $5, in war bonds and stamps, of the most effective gags Aug. 3, through Aug. 13: groups two, Otherwise, candidates for Chief
ping a pair of games to run its respectively, will be presented to used on service men Is that made seven and 11 from August 14 through from 1st class may be recommended -
winning streak to eight in a row. by pretty girls who stop you on Aug. 24, with the exception that groups with nine
the winning gardeners at a later two and seven will be detached Aug. only months in the
Vrn Holds Lead date. the street and say with a smile, 21, while group ten will receive in- lower rating or 18 months totalNa.vy

One big inning-the third, which "I need just so many more pointsto struction from Aug. 25 to Sept. 3. service. ,Candidates for 1st
win a trip", or the points may Beginning on June 28. wce: thecompanies and 2nd (from 2nd and 3rd
saw four runs cross the payoff star slugger for the league leaders. are scheduled respectively -
window-preserved VPB2's grip on As an added attraction, one fracas be needed "for a course In avia- Instruction at VSB one and four, Cecil ) need only six monthsin
first place in the National league. Personnel A vs. Per- tion", or "to take up welding". Field until Sept. 3, various groups their rate to qualify No other
7. pitted being at Cecil on different dates.Companv .
They want to vote for them time
. The 4-run outburst enabled VPB2 sonnel B Into the diamond arena you three this group will be requirement for these two
. to repulse the challenge of Marine and the "A" crew cashed in on -"Just sign here", they say. detached Aug. 2ff classes is mentioned.

Disbursing, 4 to 3, Reuss' home Reagan's nice pitching for a 9-to- And, after you have signed, you Naval Air Station at Daytona Beach Under such time waiver all men
will have
four which
will
I be too embarrassed to re- groups receive
must
take
may written
run blasteroo was the big noise. 1 win. Personnel A also downedthe Instruction In VSB No. 3 unit examination.
also fuse to complete the transac- there from July 12, Aug. 21. Candidates recommended for Chief
in the fatal fourth. VPB2 Cooks-Bakers, 7 to 6, as Rea- through
disposed of Dispensary, 14 to 7, I limited the losers to six hits. tion by paying for a subscription Companies one, two. three eight must undergo an Investigation by
gan
for some magazine "to send nine. 10. 11. 12, 13 and 14. will re- a board
for Its sixth victory without de- Second place Parachute Loft ceive Instruction In VTB number two comprised of three Lieu-
feat. home", or "to some girl friend. and three units at the Jacksonville tenants, or ranks above, two of
pushed over Photo Lab, 7 to 5; When they flash a 'Certificate" Naval Air Station, from June 28 to whom must be from Aviation activities -
In other N. L. skirmishes, Docks- and the hapless Photo Lab men, to Impress you, you'd better get Sept 3.First or A & R. This board
Ferries took two games by 0-to-l who have not tasted the nectarof the whole story before you becomea company of Annapolis men to will ascertain the
go to Ft. Lauderdale will begin training experience and
from VTB2 and by 7-to-4 from T-5; I victory once, were used as a sucker for their fast-talking In VTB No. 1 there on June 28, other qualification of the men and

the third place Storekeepers whip- punching bag by the Seaman sucker scheme. In some cases, orders I and the final unit will be detached from set a "date of eligibility" for their
ped Patrol Wing, 14 to 7; Patrol Guard in a 19-to-3 farce; The are never sent in and the I the East Coast base on Aug. 21. advancement. Such recommendations
five will start Instructionat -
Company
back to win their first another win at the
Wing came Guards added magazines are not delivered. Lee Field. VF one and three 1I": a, are made by Department
game of the season by tipping over expense of Ships Store Ashore, 7 Usually, these gals may take June 28 and eleven of the companiesare heads to the Commanding Officer.
the :5 to 2, behindContas' extra base Crev- slated for stays there at various
Dispensary, to 5; clouting by cash instead of a "course", or a times until Sept 3. Department heads are authorized

6-hit hurling; VTB2 snap- ier and Delzusky played a promi- "trip", and, after all, they are Melbourne Naval Air Station. VF No. to waive service requircm .'. s of
ped out of its doldrums and laced nent part in the Boathouse 5-to-2 not just working for their health. 2 unit, will have three of the companies candidates for 1st and 2nd from
,
Marine Disbursing, 8 to 3, aided win over the Cooks-Bakers; but Magazines should bo subscribedfor the first to begin work there 2nd and 3rd
12 and the third respectively. Such
July on Aug.! 3
and abetted by Young's home run the Boathouse developed a leak and on their merit, and not basedon completing It on Aug. 13. recommendations must reach the

punch; and the Seaman Guards exploded was sunk by VM Hangar, 12 to 5; a sympathy appeal which Is apt I Seven of the Annapolis companieswill Personnel office and Education office

a 7-run bombshell In the VM Hangar then succumbed before to be far from the true facts. get training In the VB2 numberone before the first of the month
last Inning to sink VOVCS, 10 to 3. Ships Store Ashore, 12 to 7. unit at Sanford during various in which the
(To Be Continued) periods beginning July 12, and end- examination is to
Company continued to sail The levellng-off process in the -l..a ing Sept. 3. take place.

) .sShips in the American circuit. leagues leaves only four teams un- Lake City Naval Air Station likewise -vs.---
that powders across runs sullied by defeat-VPB2 and A & When a Navy doctor is com- will have seven companies, the
in to make missioned he is given intensive first to begin training In VB2 on July In 1775 John Hancock signed a
any quantities pitcher happy guaranteed fashioned a 10- R in the NL, Ships Co. in the AL training in tropical diseases: and on 12 Sept.and the 3. final unit to finish up commission making Samuel Nicholas -

to-6 triumph over Personnel B. Joe and Operations In the Officers circuit problems of submarine and aviation Some of the companies Will 1 also get a Marine captain, the first

Marr twirled and Carter was the : activities. training In the VO/VC3 unit. commission of the U. S. Navy. '





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an average farm boy, the D. F. C., a nation's gratitude, and the score of 26 Japanese planes shot down-a record duplicating Eddie IUcke1Iba kM'.s

against the Germans in the last war. Capt. Foss made his first kill soon after he set down the wheels of his Grumman Wildcat fighter on Guadalcanal '

Oct. 0, 193!. He bagged three enemy planes on each of four subsequent flying days, and brought ,down five on October 25. Capt. Foss ,

himself teas shot down into the sea during a later engagement and was miraculously rescued. Once! he was invalided to Australia, but he returnedto '

Guadalcanal to fight again. This series of photographs is a pictorial story of Joe FOI s' life from Sioux Falls to Guadalcanal.

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ky-fighthig hero as M appeared as a baby, aged two and a half years.
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he" would one day develop ioto one of the greatest of air warriors. .

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of Sioux Fall- which represented" South Dakota at the Chicago World's

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:NO. 5. JUST :\I.\RRJED-Caltaln and l\1tt. Joseph Four at the time ",,'
of their marriage at La Jolla, Calif. Mr: Foes wa formerly :Miss r"s .,
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