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Title: Jax air news
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: August 26, 1943
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General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
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VOL. 1, No. 22 U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA August 26, 1943




.. NAOTC Welcomes Rear Adm. McFall, New Chief, Aboard I




; .' Detached New Chief Of NAOT Naval VeteranReports

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\ i.- Lieut. Collier Who Was )i ij j McFall GraduatedFrom

: Aide To Vice Admiral Academy In 1916,
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ff' Commander Ilobeit Howard Rear Admiral Andrew Calhoun -

, Gamble, USNR, civil and district McFall Monday assumed
liaison officer of the Na- I his duties as chief of Naval

val Air Operational Training ..., .... Air Operational Training with

Command at this Station, and I { ..>.It. .k.'t headquarters at this Station
4.:" succeeding Vice Admiral
Lieut. Samuel Carnes Collier, : : A. B.

USNR, Aide to ViceAdmiralA. Cook, recently named Com

Robert If Gamble B. Cook, formerly chief of mandant of the Tenth Naval
NAOT have been detachedand District and Commander, Car
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assigned to duties out- ibbean 'Sea Frontier

.. 'Keep 'Em Flying'Is side the continental limits of 1896 Bom, Admiral at Darlington McFall, attended S. C, Feb the 6,

.' the United States, it has been I Donaldson Military Academy at

More Than Just announced by Station officials Fayetteville, N. C., prior to en.
r > ". I tering the Naval Academy in 1912.
Born Dec 18, 1888 at Tallahassee M' l I Admiral McFall received his
4r r A Wartime SloganChief Comdr Gamble attended Yale '<, wings at Pensacola in 1920, and
: came to this Station from
t law school from 1908 to 1911. i I a com.ma.nd -
In 1916 he entered the Amer- Rear Admiral Andrew Calhoun McFall: Monday assumed his duties as at sea. He served as commanding .
Zinn Knows Fast ican Field Service and was with the new chief of,Naval Air Operational Training and is shown at his desk officer of the Naval Air
the French army in France until at this Station shortly after reading his orders. Admiral McFall. a native Station, Quonset Point, R. I., from
Accurate Over Haul In 1917. He was awarded the Croix ol Darlington. S. C. succeeded Vice Admiral A. B. Cook who was assignedas July 1941 until October 1942
Action Is A LifeSaver"Keep de Guerre with two stars, and the commandant oi the Tenth Naval District with headquarters at San Juan, I Following his graduation from
following medals: Field Service Puerto Rico.: Admiral McFall came: to this Station from a command at sea the Naval Academy In 1916, and
'em flying" may be Justa Verdun, French Blesse, and Recon- -- -- -- -- -- -- -------- the winning of his wings at Pen.'
I sacola, Admiral McFall
slogan to some, but to Aviation naissance Francaise had duty
Machinist's Mate Harry Zinn of After returning to the United : You Can Hit $175 JackPot250Word 'aboard he received several letter warships. In 1923
a of
States in 1917 he entered the Naval commenda
it .
Bellflower, Caliornia, means a I tion from the
gruelling day and night job carried Reserve, and In October reported Commander-in-chief
of the U. S.
Fleet
for
''r. out and through strafing torpedo attacks, dive bombing, I for Institute active duty of at Technology.the Massachusetts With Bond EssayDo I tial catapult installations testing in ini the
battleship USS
:'. Zinn knows the importance of Ordered to training Naval Aviation need ? I Maryland.
' I Commander Gamble ( you money ---- For three years, 1926-29, Admiral !.
returned: in December of that year reported to the Well, all right, cmon get It. win In fact the winners will be I McFall served as Instructor in
r'.. There's to be decided originality and sincerity the department of seamanship and
,;. bat duty and three major clashes Naval Air Station Key West He $175 just waiting by
flight tactics
t I. while aboard a U. S. aircraft carrier I I II. was promoted to Ensign and designated picked up by the officers or en- I deny and from at June the Naval 1929 Aca.until
; He knows the necessity of Naval Aviator No 468 I listed men who provide the win- The essay is not to exceed 250word.3 I March 1931 he had command of
a
' fast accurate overhaul. The aver- I Promoted In 1918 ning answers to the question, in length, and shall be 'torpedo squadron attached to the
" repair, refuel and rearm time Ordered to the office of the I should '
age "Why Naval personnel buy USS
i I Lexington
written In ink
I legibly or on typewriter -
for the carrier's scout bombers is Chief of Naval Operations, Navy War Bonds" 'I'I I Admiral '
Department in i All entries should bear Mel all was executive
Washington in
surprising few brief momentsIn second classor
I If you're a seaman officer of the Naval Air Stationat
which to patch bulletholes in i March 1918, ho was promoted to a high ranking officer, it 'I the full name, address, rank or i I Anacostla, D. C.. from JUDe
the fuselage, refill almost empty I Lieutenant ijg in December and makes no difference in the NAOTC rate of contestant'' and should be 1931 until July 193>, and had
tanks, install fresh ammuni- released from active duty. 1 I I
gas I War Bond Essay Contest Every- sent to the War Bond Officer; duty in the Bureau of Aerou-
It I I
in i
was of 1930 that
January
I tion belts, place a new load of body is given an equal chance to
bombs in U.e bomb racks, and then "'/e was appointed Lieutenant Com- : bid for the generous prizes. I. NAS, Jacksonville Fla I 'ODtlDU"i .. ace "II:'"tT
the pilots are off again tc drop mender in the Naval Reserve from I It doesn't require an author with The deadline for entry la 31 -
another load of grief on the little which he resigned with honor: '11 & vocabulary of fancy words to August. I
"Sons of Heaven" I' 1932 I II ----- i A number of entries have been Singing Dancing
The California veteran recalls a I Appointed Commander In the received, including essays by sea- i
number of planes that needed a lot Natal Reserve InIay of 1942, Obtain New 'B' and : man seconds full lieutenants and
:\ more attention than time would Commander Gamble has since WAVES. A board of five officers Feature Tonight'sV
allow. He cites the occasion when ser\ed a* Special A&sMant to and men will serve as the jury and
one of the scout bombers got Mce Admiral A. B. Cook, chiefof 'C' Ration CouponsBefore judge the winners :
caught In a hail of shrapnel and Naval Air Operational TrainIng I Judges for the Essay Contest Smoker 1930Yeah
came back looking like a lace at Jacksonville.In were announced as follows: Cap-
. curtain. One big chunk of metal addition to five French deco- 1 SeptemberAutomobile tain Reuben Shrum, Lieut Comdr.
had come up through the bottomof rations which he received while j 1 Ben L: Boynton, Lieut (jg) Man, Square DanceIs
the plane and passed betweenthe I on duty with the French Army he George M Hies, Ensign Helen
legs of the radioman-gunner in has been awarded the Victory I owners possessing Clemson and Y2c Billy Reed On Tap; Versatile Enter-
the rear cockpit. The only thing Medal. "B' and "C" gasoline ration books I Winner of the contest will receive tainment Lined UpTo
that made the pilot and radioman Born in New York City May 14. have until 1st September to ex a $100 War Bond as first
happy about it. was that the 1912, Lieut. Collier was appointed change them for new "B" and "C' prize. Second prize is a $50 War delight the ear dazzle the eye
shrapnel Wad bouncing off the Lieutenant (Jg) USNR, May 15, coupons bearing the words "mileage Bond and third prize is a $25 War and raise the spirits that ia the
deck of a Jap cruiser below 1942, and reported to the Station ration" on the face. Bond goal of tonight's Victory Smoker at
They're Tough To Down here for active duty. He servedas Commander Fred H Gage, Yard :Members of the Admiral Staff I 1930 at Mason Field. That it will
Rugged is the word for the Aide to Vice Admiral Cook It Department Officer, announced I commanding officers and executive reach its goal, that it will live up to
SBDs according to Zinn Theycan i was in March of 1943 that he was that for motorists using the Naval officers are not eligible for par- Director Billy Reed's expectations, is
be hit with everything but the promoted to Lieutenant Air Station ration board his office ticipation in the contest. assured by the number the variety
Imperial Palace and keep right ongoing In civil life Lieutenant Collierwas will be open dally except Sunday I I and the quality of the features which
vice-president of Barron Collier from 0300 until 1630 to handle make up its bulging program.
The aviation chief spent quite a Advertising Companies until the issuance of the new coupons., Salute & Ride A quartet of professional enter
bit of time at a repair base, keep- 1940, and has been associated with After 1 September only the ne\fr I tainers will be on hand to ply their
Ing Navy planes flying and work., various other outstanding enterprises type coupon, designed to halt counterfeiting I "Salute and JUde stickers ware for the Naval audience Theyare
,i>- c J day and night doing it. On and combat the "black have been made available to Elaine Dexter, lovely accordionist .
1, one occasion, he worked three days Lieut Collier has designed, built, market", will be honored at gas- I Naval and civilian personnel, ; Jimmy Thomas, versatile Jack..
, and three nights without rest to repaired and raced automobiles in oline stations I I any may be obtained by callingat sonville singing star; Joan Rider, tap:
complete an urgent job. Those the United States and in many Comdr. Gage notified car owners the "Jv: Air ? ewf office, dancer; and Red Thornton comedian
.i were also the days when you paid other parts of the world needing the new "B" and C" Illdff. 954. Room 241. Civic from the Roosevelt Hotel.
*.: $1.25 for a candy bar if you were -ay m "mileage ration" coupons to bringto minded Jacksonville citizens, Grab your partner and swing
" fortunate enough to get one atC Applications For Ration the ration board your "A"' book, headed by hails Cohen. introduced I around, brethren, because one of
\ ..llaied O. Page Seve your 1943 automobile registration the "Salute and Hide" the main events on this evening's
10'. .. Applications for War Ration card and your present supplementary plan several days ago. Smoker is an old-fashioned square
": Sons Of the American Book No.3, OPA Form R-129A, ration book. Salloro desiring a ride may dance led by Ray Cooper champion
have arrived on the Station. "No loose units will be exchanged salute the driver of any car caller
Revolution Welcomed Those named as distributing officers ." Comdr. Gage asserted with a "Salute and Ul Jacksonville Chapter, The Sons in a recent Station memorandum The Commander said if you have on It, and the driver will will furnish the music with singingby
of the American Revolution, may obtain these formsat the new type gasoline units In stop The motorist will take Dick White, jitterbug specialist,
through their secretary, G. W the Educational Office, Room sheet form do not come- to the you a* far toward your destination and Hank DeVri 8. crooner.
Owen, extend a cordial invitationto 225, building 951.: board, as your present coupons will at he happen to be going: As an added attraction, boxing
members of the organization on These forms should be distributed be good in the future. He also The salute U not a mllltarj will be on the menu and Y2c Reed
till Station to attend regular immediately according to the pointed out that "A" book holders gesture to civilians but merelya I will act as Master of Ceremonies
. monthly meetings on the fourth i Plan of the Day, "as all applica- are not affected by the change and means to show a desire to I In event of rain, the Victory
" Thursday of each month at 1300 i tions must be in the mail by 31 therefore need not call on the ride. .I Smoker will be staged' in the Main.
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Flier Is Congratulated Prized Air MedalIs I Civilian Employes Receive Awards

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Lieut. (jg ) Batten "

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24 Year Old Iowa FlierIs t, c""
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Read Citation
By Capt. ,,:
Gavin CommandantFor ;
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t Ay R'b' err gallantry in action in the I
Solomon Islands Lt. (jg) Richard !
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Kenneth Batten, U. S. Naval Re- ,
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unit at this Station, was awardedthe ,
Air Medal. The permanent citation 1
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Gavin, Commandant, at a brief '
: the afternoon For submitting beneficial( ideas lo the Nary, six civilian employee el :
during Saturday I'
ceremony
inspection.The A & R received cash award. upon approval of the Station Committee on
: ; Award Pictured left to right are Lieut. Comdr. Frank L St. John and the I
: 24-year-old flier, a native of six recipients oi the award. Bernard Gordon. Joseph M. Cooper Fred P.
Adel, Iowa, received the Air Medal E. and Arthur A. Anderson.
Oliveroi, Sr.. Charles S. Sinks. Anthony Hartley
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F attached pilot participating to in the a USS torpedo in Enterprise aerial squadron flightas in, Six A & R Civilian Employes .

'\.. combat against enemy Japanese
naval forces in the battle for the
Solomon Islands during the period
< ,": .>t : "tJ from Nov. 13 to 15, 1942." Turn In Award-Winning Ideas -

: $ : .., Lt. Batten and his comrades
flew 300 miles to deliver an attack -
against a Japanese battle- Six civilian employes of the Assembly I ---

: ship of the Kongo class, according and Repair Department at' Jabs Is Leading
,4 r JI to the citation, and despite the Jacksonville Naval Air sta- :
heavy anti-aircraft fire and an
tion merited cash awards by sub- '
GraduateH.
: umbrella of enemy fighters, succeeded Gunnery
In scoring three torpedohits mitting suggestions, devices or inventions -
:--' < ...,yt ;, stopping the hostile vessel beneficial to the Navy, F. Jabs AMM3c posted a
and preventing It from shelling announced.It mark of 3.69 to lead Classes 44
it has been
Lieut ((jg) Richard Kenneth Batten (left) Is shown being congratulated aircraft installations on Hender and 45 graduating: from the Naval
by Captain Arthur Gavin commandant of the Station, after Lieutenant son Field, Guadalcanal. was announced the followinghad Air Gunners School.
Batten's permanent citation awarding him the Air Medal for gallantry had "With tireless energy and unswerving contributed ideas of "great Ten honor students were singledout
been read.Seabees. I devotion to duty he then value to the Navy": from each of the two graduat-
participated in repeated attackson Bernard Gordon, of the Metal ing companies. They follow:
Go In For I Convert Camp Blanding major enemy forces," the cita- and Machine shop; Joseph M. Clans 44

tion reads. "His courage, expert I Cooper, of Engine Overhaul; Fred Jabs. H F., AMM3c, 3.69.; Rose-
Into Infantry Center airmanship, and heroic fighting mier, W. J., AMM3c. 3.64; Gordon,
Extra Curricular P. Oliveros, Sr., Production Engi-
spirit were an inspiration to the
IJ. H., Sic 3.62; Johnston. R. J.,
Camp Blanding, Florida's larg- officers and men battling on neering; Charles S. Sings, Metal I Sic, 3.47; Leo, L. A., AMM3c, 3.44;
Work-Killing JapsJaps est military establishment, has Guadalcanal and in keeping with and Machine shop; Anthony E. I Krollman, R. C.. AMM3c, 3.42;
: the highest traditions of the Unit- Hartley, Accessories; and ArthurA. Jenks, E S., AMM3c, 3.41; Dum-
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may be tough little fighters been converted from an .Army ed States Naval Service. Anderson, Interim Overhaul. I baul. J. D. ARMSc, 3.39; Williams,
but to a couple of Seabees training camp into an infantry replacement -, Born at Adel, Iowa, Aug. 17, H. S. Sic 3.38; Martin D. R.,
who went souvenir hunting, sans I training center under 1919, Lt. Batten attended Adel I Civilian employes of the Naval I ARM3c, 3.36.
arms of any sort, on an island in the command of Brig. General Eu- High and Woodward High, bothin Air Station are invited yea urged, Clans 45
the southwest Pacific, "they can I Fales. Iowa, and graduated from Chaf- I to submit beneficial ideas to the I Torres, H.. AMM3c 3.55; Dou.
gene
be taken." fee Junior College with an Asso- "committee on awards for beneficial vos. H, AMM3c, 3.54; Boatman,
O. F. Maly Sic, USNR and A.I Change of the post near Jacksonville ciate Arts degree in 1939. He par- I suggestions" headed by Lieut. i i R. M, AOM3c, 352; Bain. J. E.,
B. Banjal, SW3/C USNK, both of into a center for infantry ticipated in football and basketball Comdr. St. John. Awards up to AOMSc 3.51; Caterbone, S. P.,
St. Louis, while off duty decided instruction marks a break with both during his high school and $250 are made for accepted ideas. ARM3c, 3.47; Carling, H. E.,
it'd be a good idea to hunt some- 'I' training divisions-including the college career. They are then forwarded to the ARM3c, 3.46; Wilson. J. A.,
thing to take home. During their the two-and-a-half history of He enlisted at Long Beach, Navy Department and widely circulated AOM3c 3.44; Cripe E. M., ARMSc,
ramblings they ran face to face year Calif., Dec. 15, 1940, and won his If the Navy Departmentdeems 3.44; McGilvary W. H.. ARMSc,
with a couple of Japs armed with Fighting First Division, victors of wings at Miami, Fla., Oct. 6, : the idea deserving enough, 3.43; George, G. F.. ARM3c, 3.42;
rifles and a small axe. Tunisia and Sicily-as well as field 1941. He married the former Miss' an additional award may be made. Britt, R. I1.. ARM3c, 3.42.
The Seabees swung into action. artillery brigades, hospital and Betty Green of Miami whom he I Naval personnel also may submit ? s SA| _!, -__ -.- :
One Jap was killed and the other medical units, Chemical Warfare met while in training, and at the ideas and if accepted they are '
beat a hasty retreat through the companies. Signal Corps units, present time they reside at 1033 : inserted in the officers' or enlisted Matinees Started
jungle, according to a Navy De- and other troops of the Army ser' LaSalle St., South Jacksonville. man's service record. I There will be a matinee at the
partment announcement. The Sea- vice forces and Army ground ---%ajji--- ( Lieut. Comdr. St. John explainedthat Main Station Auditorium every
bees, their thirst for excitement forces. Information as-to how to ad- civilian and naval employes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
dulled for the day, decided it wouldbe I The new center will train men dress letters to prisoners of war have saved precious man hours '! Friday at 1300, according to the I
a good idea to seek the some- as loss replacements for the many i may be obtained at the registeredmail and expenditures through the Plan of the Day. Initial matinee
what safer haven of their camp. f jobs in an infantry regiment. I window, Station postoffice. award plan.sailors' ': was presented Tuesday 24 August.
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There's just 106 more shop- the Station to determine what tossing around in the poll. list followed by min : magazine and newspaper sub

ping days before Christmasand the men and women in uniform -I Zoot suits, neck ties, fancy iature radios, pen and pencil : scriptions, Navy rings, small

although you have to want Santa to bring 'em i sport coats and striped socks, sets, cigaret lighters, and photographs sized wallets, candy: pipes,

shut to lot of thingsin for chimneyless Christmas, perennial presents before the cigarets, cigars, smoking tobacco
one eye a II' war, are "out of uniform" Naturally, interests are diversified in metal containers

this world at war today 1943. and a number of identification bracelets, and.

there'll always be a Santa Old established notions as I now.What sailors yearn for items were mentioned as desirable plain cash.Cosmetics. ,

laus. to what constitutes a good most this Christmas is a Yuletide gifts They was a popular

Accordingly, the Jax Air Christmas gift if you can watch, wrist or pocket. included leather toilet kits or answer among the WAVES.

News conducted a survey of get it-received quite a bit of Watches were No. 1 on the sets, shower slippers, books, Dear Santa, please oblige.

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j r,' Meet Our Heroes-Lieut. (jg) Johnson: -- 1 20 Years Service In Naval Reserve


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Ew;'.};;::, series of stories describing the they told us to come on in, and. r E 4
", ... battle exploits oi officers aboard we landed safely." 'tk
: this and outlying Stations who Then came June 4, and the hap- / aR
;- hare won decorations.) pening for which Lieut. Johnsonwas -
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By Lt- (Jg) Stanley Culp our planes had previously estab- I I : .S,.
Soft words often do more than lished contact with an enemy carrier I
-' harsh remarks when It comes to but had to come in for gasoline -.
, I' the training of student officers, We went out to attempt to
\'; believes: Lieut (jg) Melverne E. .., reestablish contact. We found it '
b.. ; Johnson, 30 PBY instructor at this }.x. alright Suddenly we broke out
': station, and the holder of the Distinguished of a cloud into a clear spot, and
Ii!: Flying Cross for heroism ..a.vk there they were-the'carrier three
t ;, In the Aleutians cruisers and about five destroyers. : rijs
"I took a lot of 'guff' when I t ti I We ducked back into the cloud:' ; .
was in flight class at Pensacola," i PBY Does Tricks {
he says, "and I made up my mind "We started sending radio signals -
right then that if I ever becamean so our base stations along the j
instructor I would NEVER bawl coastline would know the exact
my men out while they are in a location of the carrier. We would
plane If I must dress them down stay in the clouds and then come I '1
S for a mistake I wait until I have out again to have a look. The PBY I
reached the ground and have hada was carrying a big load, and the
chance to cool off somewhat my :I Lt. (jg) Johnson rolls we had to make, plus the
self. A man, while in training,::, steep turns, were not exactly suit- ,
should never be called down whit -- ---- ed to that type of plane. I would s
he Is flying a plane. some particular emergency. Mostof n't recommend it as a regular
"An instructor must know how the boys try hard and are good thing. It's ,too dangerous," t
to be patient and control his tem fellows, but they've got to get it "After about 40 minutes of signals -
,- out of their heads that they'recadets C, E. Perkins Commander i1tt
per Each student has a different now
disposition. Some of them you I try to impress upon them C, E. Perkins, who was com- ,; > s
have to talk to somewhat roughly that they've passed the cadet stage manding officer that day, decided ..
while that type of treatment won't and are now flying officers we'd try to get a torpedo into the : :
to teach them ;
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work at all with others, carrier, recalls Lieut. Johnson :
the advanced things they must
They're Flying Officers"I learn to become good pilots, things I "We dropped out of a cloud at One of the first officers at the Station's Naval Air Technical Train-
try to impress upon the students they couldn't learn while they were about 800 feet, and we found our- ing Center to be honored with the Naval Reserve Medal emblematic of
the necessity for looking cadets. Out of every class you'll selves over a cruiser. They were 20 years service. Lieut Comdr John E. Walrath. (right) Supt. of Technical
ahead-anticipating what is goingto find one or two men who are nat- throwing a lot of steel at us. I was Training, was decorated last week by Comdr. R. D, Higgins
happen and where it is goingto ,:: urals, even as some of our outstanding flying the plane, but Perkins wa Commanding Officer of NATTC
happen, in order that they'll I basketball, football and in command. We made a steep Lieut. Comdr Walrath's service dates back to April 1917, He was
have a plan figured out to meet 'baseball players were born and climbing turn to the right and then commissioned an Ensign in 1918 and his total commissioned service in
I not made The others have to another to the left. Just as we the regular and reserve navy totals 25 years.
learn the tricks by hard work and made the clouds they put one of Before being appointed superintendent of technical training in April,
The I practice." our engines out of commission Comdr Walrath was officer-in-charge of the Aviation Metalsmith
Inquiring It was in November of 1937 that "We feathered the prop, jetti- School at NATTC for 23 months. He was an instructor and supervisor
Lieut. Johnson got his first tasteof I soned our bomb load, and flyingon in shop work at the public schools in New Rochelle, N. Y., prior to
r I what it means to fly a plane in instruments alone, made the I entering the service in February 1941 .
the frozen wastes of the North I home base 200 miles away. We I ---
ReporterQUESTION Pacific, and he has made trips of I landed at Dutch Harbor and aboutan
at least three months duration up : hour later the Japs bombed Lee Field SailorIs of his leave and now holds an
I there each year since, ending his hell out of us again." honorary membership in the Rain-
: Do you believe 'last tour in November of '42. Ina I To this day Lieut. Johnson won- bow division of the Chicago Yacht
the enlisted men's 7irufonn calmly confident but not boastful ders how they ever came out of Qualified As Club
should be changed? manner, he says, "I know the Gulf i that brush alive. "You know," he Yeoman Allan Macduff is pass- e
of Alaska all the way to Attu, I says, "when we went down to havea I ing out pink-ribbonned cigars. The
ANSWERS : and thence on to Nome. In those look at that Jap carrier they Small Boat Pilot reason being a 6 lb. 8 ounce addi-
F. w MALLARD, Cox, Y-6.: early days, when I was first learn- didn't have a single plane on deck. tion to the Macduff household.
"Our uniform was good enough for ing practical flying, we pioneered They must have all been above us. August 31 is the deadline for
the old Navy and .it's good enoughfor Sltka and started the development Why they didn't see us and get us submitting your essay on "Why
me" I of it into a station" I' while we were cruising around be- Library Adds N.,Y. Times Naval Personnel should buy War
G W. STONE, Sic Y-6: "Well, Wished 'Em Off Water low them I'll never know For Its Readers MacDuffIs Bonds" Turn in your contributionto
I'll tell you. I don't like the whitesor Lieut. Johnson, with a twinkle 1! Sought Memento ; Lieut. (jg) F. W. Howes at the
blues. Khaki would be a. much 'I in his eye, pointed out that "we !j "They'd hit our engine with what Passing Out CigarsA personnel office, administrationoffice
more practical color Whites are flew PM's then, and we had to ;, appeared to be one .50 caliber administration building.
ao easily dirtied and considerable wish them off the water and wish round of ammunition." Lee Field sailor recently First prize is a $100 War Bond.
I man power and time is wasted I, them back down again" II I Not a single member of the Amateur boxer Bill Hannon of
trying to keep 'em clean I'd I "When first went there I crew on Lieut. Johnson's plane qualified as a small boat pilot- Ordnance & Gunnery is scheduledto
rather have a shirt than a Jumperany we up was ever injured in aerial combat but not willingly. On leave in take the count from the little
Kodiak was nothing,:: but an empty
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time, too. From Kodiak these pioneering I although one suffered a minor Chicago, he went to a USO center: guy with the bow and arrow within -
I I EDWARD J. CARLSON, ARM3c, i I bay Naval fliers went onto Dutch hurt while on the ground "And which offered numerous diversified a week. The winner and new
VPB3: : "No. It's pretty easy to I Harbor and Unalaska to make surveys I II I every one of them was decorated," entertainments. He selected a sail- :I champion is his gal from the old
keep our present uniforms pressedand I and pave the way for the he says. "Some got the Air Medal, ing invitation and was dispatched hometown ( Minneapolis).
they can be stowed away I defense barriers that have I Commander Perkins won the Navy to a yacht club on the downtown New Yorkers and most everyoneelse
easily. If we made a change we'd I since potent been erected, I Cross, and I got the DFC" I lake front. The attendant there will be glad to hear that the
be more like the Marines or the I "We went to Kiska, Attu and Clusz calls were numerous and asked him if he could sail a boat. station library Is now getting the
Army, and we don't want that to i back in 1938," he recalls, "before often in the Aleutians. On one I, The answer was "no", he had I New York Times daily. The many
happen. Ours is individual now we had development up there. I occasion, recalls Lieut. Johnson, he never been in a boat but thought empty-handed fishermen on the
and they're neat looking:' j i We were any simply pioneering the I went out on convoy duty, expectingto someone could go with him as station will be interested In the
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ALEXANDER DONNELLY country." stay about eight hours. When pilot The man led him to a small new copies of "Field and Stream"and
Sic: "K would seem to me that It was shortly after the Japanesehad I his plane got back the ceiling was sailboat, told him to get in and like magazines that the library /'
with material shortages being down to the water. "We moved
hit Dutch Harbor on June 3, then unceremoniously shoved the is now stocking.
t what they are a great quantityof | that Lieut. Johnson and his squadron right above the water, and watchedthe boat into huge Lake Michigan.I A well-known person about the
cloth could be saved by eliminating I returned to that base from breakers. We could see that The comedy of errors that ensued station was overheard to say to
)} the collars from our uni- their patrol hop "We could see I much. After 14 hours and one during the next two hours had his feminine companion the other
) forms. They serve no' purpose minute In the air we made our I onwatchers
smoke billowing up as we approached Chicagoan in hysterics. day: "You always bring out the
whatsoever. Moreover, there is a and knew something had base safely, with about enoughgas The pay-off was that the Lee worst In me : bless you!" Names
lot of waste in the winter blue happened," he said "However, I left for another 100 miles." I Fielder went back every afternoon will not be released upon request.
pants I think it would be much :, __ -- I While It Is "rugged" and "mean"In I
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more sane to have the winter the North Pacific, Lieut. John-
blues tailored just like the sum- way I like these all" right, exceptfor son's attitude leaves no doubt that Know Your Planes Gunners!
mer whites Instead of wasting all color of whites. I I I I he likes it up there. "I grew up in ,
those buttons and heavy woolen W. R SCOTT, S2c: "Whites are i the flying service up there," he .
cloth around the waist line." too hard to keep clean. I don'tlike I says "It's tough on a new man, ; It 0-
will do 'j''frpj _
J. F. McNULTY, PTR2c, Y-2: the hat, either. Blues but after you learn the country it : ir'\
"'I do not believe they should although the jumper isn't so hot. isn't too difficult. However, even ?'_/ ,...- ... \
uniforms.Oh II'd pononally prefer a button outfit --
tamper with our present ." i I II the oldtimers don't always get -
h -, if they were any different back."
%V. DOBBINS SOM2c "Yes, j
you couldn't stow them in Weather Worst Foe ,
a sea bag or a locker. I know-- I'd like a change My preference "The weather gets far more of
because I've been at sea." would be something designed by our planes than the Japs."
CHARLES BYRON, S2c: "You Hart Schaeffner and Marx. Double It's no simple matter to navigatein ;- :
hear a great deal about morale In I 1 breast, English drape, and fog shrouded, misty, mountainous -
the Navy. In fact, the NaVy moderately wide lapels would suit Aleutians.
I spends a fortune to bolster that me In fact any change would be Born in Muscatine, Iowa Nov.
intangible thing called morale. YetI for the better, just retaining" the 29, 1908, Lieut Johnson attended"a
can think of frothing which present feature of no cuffs little country high school" for
would give the enlisted man more CHARLES CHAPMAN, ARM3c: two years, and then worked for
confidence in himself than to "I want more pockets. I'd also about year and a half before he
change these suits we're wearing. like a change to green 'or gray.They'd I Joined the Navy at Clinton, Iowaon
They always make me feel con- be cleaner and harder to I April 2, 1930. He won his wingsat
spicuously Inferior" spot by the enemy Of course, I'd Pensacola in March of 1937
"As far like a change to a shirt." From December of '37 until he
FOX
JOE R. ARM3c: } 1l) A
D C. DeWITT, AMM2c: "De r FIRE
as Naval aviation goes, I can ap- I came out of the Aleutians in the
preciate a change. But for the finitely. When jou're sweaty and latter part of last year, Lieut
regular Navy I think the present can't pull those confounded jumpers Johnson had more than 3,000 fly
i uniform is very good. It 'iA a I off There are too many but- ing hours in a PBY, much of which

general utility outfit and looks form tons on isn't the comfortable.blues and" the uni- was in the dangerous North Pacific I I NOT AT No. 1! It's the British nRtT No 2! It's the Jap

real GILBERT Navy" VVALDRON, HA2c, JOESEPH JABALY, Sic: "I Lieut. Johnson Is married' to the I "Defiant, two-seat," a low-wing fighter. ,Both singleengine edgeS Showa 99, a low-wing, single-en

M l'I don't think they look so joined the Navy to help win the former Miss Valerie May Jeffriesof of the wings taper almost equallyto j gine light bomber and fighter. ltd I
hot the way they are. I'd like war. I didn't expect to 00 in a Elizabeth, N. J.. and they have rounded tips. The tailplane tapers wings taper equally to rounded _
something more comfortable and style show and wholn'ell cares three children, Kenneth, aged 8, and has a single fin and tips. The tailplane is rounded andis
easier to get Into." what we wear just as long as our Dale, 5, and Donna C., 18 months, rudder swept back on the leading edge.
JULIAN N. MURPHY, S2c: "A Navy stays afloat, and, sinks. the the daughter who was born shortly.
change would' be all right In
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:l'be JAX AIR NEWS Is published weekly at the U. S. .
Naval Air Station. Jacksonville Florida by the Public
Relations Office at no expense to the government Copies fZjF7t(I&tII1tI \
are distributed free of charge to enlisted and other
rat
a personnel at the Naval Air Station, the By Capt. Reuben W. Shrum
stations at Lee and Cecil Fields, and the Naval Air Gun I
ner's School. Distribution Is also made to the Headquarters
of the Naval Air Operational Training Commandand Comparative HistoryWould
the Naval Air Technical Training Center you be interested In glancing Into the

Journal of an American Naval Officer The following ..
Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFall. USN
entries may prove of interest. They may also
/
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training ; i
I afford food for thought as you compare the happen..
Captain Arthur Gavin, USN. t ings of the past with what is transpiring today.

Jacksonville Commandant Naval Air Station 7/fl/ T1! i \ \ There neglected also opportunities.may be a lesson Here in are abused the entries privileges, made or

John J. OMalley (MC). USN. \
Captain aboard an American battleship a number of years
Commanding Officer
U. S. Naval Hospital ago during a foreign cruise.
: r SEPTEMBER 7, 1923-KIEL, GERMANY. Un..
Commander Edward E Dolecek. USN. der way at 0500, enroute Travamunde to Kiel, whichwas
Naval Commanding Air Gunner's Officer School ( 1fA4'.l I reached at noon. I went with the navigatorin

Ill a downpour of rain to act as interpreter in ar..
Chester--X-Cwne:: USMC (Ret),
Lieut. Col. Commanding Officer / ( ,1 ranging for the PITTSBURG to pass through Kaiser
Marine Barracks Wilhelm Canal. We went to the entrance of tho
locks and there found Lotsam Ober, Chief Pilot. Hewill
Commander R. D. Higgins DE-V (G), USNR.
send a pilot aboard soon. The toll for passing
Commanding Officer '
Naval Air !Technical Training Center j:9fi': through the Canal is about a million marks. The .

Canal was begun in 1887, completed in 1895, and
William T. Evans t'SMC (Ret),
Lieut Col.
in 1914
Commanding Officer. nwwa" enlarged to take the super dreadnaughts ,
Marine Aviation Detachment serearN'I'll"'. .14.. This work was completed a few days prior to tho
beginning of the War. This is a marvelous naval
Chutt'sashone, A-VG ,
Commander ) USNR
Commanding Officer base, but the glorious German Navy is no more. A':
Auxiliary Naval Air Station. Lee Field / few old German battleships passed out of the harbor

Commander Thomas D. Southworth. A-VG). USNR. "Oh I know, we'll pull straw for Mml") today for maneuvers. The Canal is operated as a
Commanding Officer civilian enterprise. Mail from home.
Auxiliary Naval Air Station Cecil Field SEPTEMBER 8, 1923-KIEL, GERMANY. What
a wonderful place this must have been during the
The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service days when Army and Navy officers of Germany
material. Republication of credited matter prohibitedwithout
permission of CNS War Department. 203 E. My OpinionLetters were toasting "Der Tag"! The day came-and withit
42nd St., N. Y. C. '_ the passing of the glory of this land. As I sea
their great achievements of the past, I cannot help
Scuttlebut"I but feel what fools they made of themselves. A
Spreading From Our ReadersSailor
group from the ship attended grand opera and sat;

got it straight but keep it quiet." in the ex-kaiser's box, as guests of the city, to
listen to Rigoletto. To 'the Continental for late .
How times have heard this in _
many ;you
Supports Modes jority that would rather
go to the lunch. Here, an ex-German aviator made us an
the chow line in the barracks at the
or I am writing to you not onlyon movies and that would go to the uncalled for spell on the sportsmanship of Englandand
hangar? And most every time you passed on my own behalf, but also, I movies than to a dance. America.
this information to some buddy of yours am sure for the greater majorityof In closing I would like to say "it SEPTEMBER 9, 1923-PASSING THROUGH

:with the same warning to "keep it quiet." this Station. is not what the civilian girls would KIEL CANAL. The country about here is beautiful.The .
First, I would like to answer like to have, but what the sailors Canal, as a waterway, is second only to our
:And of buddy has another "
course, your WANT.
some of the questions and bring own Panama Canal. It is sixty miles in length and .
buddy, who in turn well, it just goes on out a few points that were not Sincerely, has five huge bridges passing over it.

and on into a vicious circle. mentioned or considered by "A SOMEONE. SEPTEMBER 11, 1923-HAMBURG, GERMANY

Spreading scuttlebut on the Station, often Faithful Reader" last week in her This is one of the finest cities in Germany--with

harmless is bad enough but when letter.If Navy Daughter Wants Dance enough Americans and English to make things con..
you go
I understand it correctly the Dear Sir: genial. The Germans were everywhere most cour.
ashore and start talking to civilians about welfare and entertainment pro- I have Just finished reading this teous. the service was good, food and lodging cheap,,

a things you haven't seen yourself, but just gram on this station is for the week's Jax Air News and it seems and things in the shops more reasonable in price

heard from one of your shipmates who in benefit of its personnel, both officer to me that the weekly dances held than anywhere ele that we have visited. The lako

turn has heard it from somebody, else Mac, and enlisted, then why shouldwe on the Station need some loyal In the heart of the city and the series of waterways
be concerned about the "wel through the town make Our
supporters I believe that these It'ery picturesque.
you are interfering with the war effort. And fare and entertainment of many dances are looked forward to by ride around the residential section of the lake front;

be honest with yourself and admit it. girls my age". The entertainment many hands on the Station and, reminded me of Riverside Drive. A late return to

Remember ;you are wearing the uniform program on this Station, if I am who. like myself, Just neglected to the ship anchored at Bremerhaven revealed that wq

of the U. S. Navy, and people who don't have not mistaken, is operated for the send In their own opinion in the would sail at 2300 for Boulogne.The .
enjoyment and pleasure of the poll held last week. Probably all above entries were made in the Naval Offf
that listen to
privilege eagerly anything
you servicemen on the Station and of them never doubted for a moment cer's Journal in 1923. He continued that Journal,
have to say about the activities on this sta- planned according to their desires.I that the dances would come and from the year 1933 we note the following:

tion. With civilian innocence about militaryand know that there are special out way ahead so they decided i JULY 16, 1933-HAMBURG, GERMANY. Along

naval affairs, they think that you really buses bringing girls out to the their vote wasn't necessary.I side the dock in the free port of Hamburg a

have "inside information" when the truth of Station every Saturday night for. am a Chiefs daughter and live. perfect deluge of rain. The German officials, plus
the dances and it is well appre- over in Dewey Park. My dad's mercantile representatives, flocked aboard. OUI
the matter is all you're doing is spreading
ciated. But, If you will figure the been stationed in Jacksonville American Express contacts were on the Job to ex..
ill-founded scuttlebut.So difference between 100 girls and nearly three years and as far as change marks for dollars and to provide a sight

next time you go ashore, talk about the 8,000 boys (roughly speaking), I know, these Saturday night Coutiaued Oa rake FifO

weather, your family back home, or the entertaining WHAT ARE THE OTHER 7,900 dances have succeeded in providing

date you had the night before. Butdon't BOYS DOING? better entertainment than From Other Papers
I. You might have a question that any other attempts made thus far.
scuttlebut. You be
spread may placing there are not too fellows -
many going
We have "
your country as well as yourself in grave to the dances, and consequently the smoker movies on one,five why nights not and Cigarettes Girls 1}

danger without realizing it. Keep it to your- there are enough girls to entertain the really swell dances on Satur-keep Girls are like cigarettes. They come in packs .

self. You can talk all you want after the ; them. Here is the answer- day? As the girl who wrote last get lit hang onto your lips make you puff
when the dances first came out as week stated, many of fellows DO they satisfy go out unexpectedly and
war. a regular feature on this Station sit out a number of the dances. leave a bad taste in your mouth.-SUB CHASER
'-' Saturday night, it was very crowded Believe it or not some sailors and TRAINING CENTER, Miami, F1a.Can't .
at the auditorium. This went
Uniform marines
RegulationsThere are shy. I've had many
for two three weeks. Then
on or
of them
tell
me that they felt Afford It t
are still too many men who are not the: boys that were not being en- odd about asking a strange
observing uniform regulations according to tertained (that is the 7,900) start- lady to dance with them. young No real fighter, no real aviator, and no American
ed to and therefore They citizen can afford to let
get disgusted shouldn't feel that pride, self-satisfaction oc
the yard police. The most frequent violations little by little the attendance at come out to dance with way-the them girls conceit be the big whistle that uses all of his:

are hats )not square mutilated clothing the dances dwindled down to whatIt are usually pretty to and power. We must use that which we have for great.*
proud do
and dungaree sleeve being rolled up. is now. I know I am. so. er goals.-THE NAVYATOR Del: Monte Calif,
Since strict enforcement of these Again WHAT ARE THE OTH-
regu- ER 7,900 BOYS DOING!! ? Just And as far as the WAVES go-
Unique Letter i
lations in effect both the Station and I haven't
are on this-Many of them are going to yet seen one at the
ashore, it seems only reasonable that Naval Jacksonville to get some form of dances who didn't appear, on the Millions of letters go out from USO clubs every
personnel should mako every effort to con- entertainment. Saturday night is surface at least, to be having a month, but this one was different. The SOldier..
a very, very long night If there is grand time. writer of the letter said he must have it transcrib.. .
form with the rules established by the
nothing but a dance on the Station. So, what say we try to keep our ed on a record. Naturally the club director asked '
commandant of the station. I There are still many that stay on one major form of entertainment ? why.
""-' the Station and do not go to the Dancing! "My mother is blind," the soldier said, ''}Ier let*
dance. Yours truly. ters have to be read to her. But a letter on a record
He Needs No Urging The reason they do not go to the A NAVY DAUGHTER. will be for her alone." He got the record. USQ

Those men who have fought against the dance has been explained previous BULLETIN. ,

enemy and have seen their friends die in Jacksonville ly but the reason is this they: Everyone do go to Station Movies Gripes -

action need no urging to kill the Japs. knows that Saturday night is a .
lAIN who
STATION-"Co\1\boy In Man- men are wide-awake and intelligent
Recently, a young sailor on a destroyer madhouse in the city, because that hattall" Robert Paige. Frances Langford. enough to register
when
a healthy "gripe" they
which had sunk a Jap ship spied some of its \a\ the only night service schools is .n.ufi.t "Commandos, Strike at find something wrong are usually resourceful
allowed to have This mad- Anna Lee,
liberty. ;
survivors struggling in the water. He rush- house also disgusts the Reap the Wild Wind," Ray ).utand) enough to become the most skillful and aggressive!
ed to the and urged them to men-so Paulette" Goddard. Aug. 30; "Arabian fighting men Unfortunately, however many of
up gun crew there you have it. Nights. Sabu, Maria Montez. Jon Hall, the
Aug. 31.STUbFNT. "gripes" common to Navy men are rot worth the
to the
Referring "A
machine gun the survivors. The gun crew point time and conversation
THE SKY
they -
Faithful Reader" stated about OFFICERS' AUDITORIUM occupy.
) refused. -
laughingly keeping the boys out of trouble by -"Dixie Dugan" Louis Andrews, WRITER, Pasco, Washington.
"Do call them combatants ?" James Ellison 27
you now they Aug. : "Commandos
having dances. The real point and Strike at Dawn" Paul Muni. Anna
asked the angry youngster. true point is as follows: If movies Lee, Aug. 30; "Reap the Wild Wind," It Takes FaithA

"I sure do", he replied. "If they're swim- were re-instated Saturday nights 31 Ray Miliancl. Paulette Goddard, Aug.. sailor scans the heavens with his naked eye1.

ming toward the ship, they are attacking us. those boys form that go of to entertainmentand Jacksonvillefor LEE FIELD-"China GIrl" Gene His shipmate does the same with the use of his
some Tlerney, George field glasses. One sees nothing but clouds; the other
If they are swimming away from our ship, Montgomery Aug. 26;
also those that do not
boys "
go "Time to Kill Lloyd Nolan. Heather detects the presence of aircraft. The man with..
they are trying to escape. to the city, will both have a good Angel.wUgJa 27, "Dixie\ Dugan," Lois out faith sees very little beyond his limited horizon; ? ,

"But those guys are only treading water", evenings entertainment very well, "Cowboy In Manhattan s Elllxon." Robert Aug.Paige 28, the sailor with faith can look Into the airy heart of, l
the man informed him. on the station which will VERY France Lan qford. Aug. 29; "Smith I of Almighty God's limitless beauty and truth. Fait -
DEFINITELY keep them out of Minnesota.' Bruce Smith Robert Stev-: does not make these enablesone
"Well then, they are spying on us", was trouble. I know for a fact that ens. Arline \Judge Aug. 30; 'Com things true; it merely
the mandos Strike at Dav n. Paul Munl, to see them.-THE MEMFLJTE Memphis*
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; :The Wolf by Sansone he came back with the crack

\'f "Why-'V' for victory, of course.'*
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r G, w NM b ta..1.s.-rl.......M w Ma".aw s? t Take it or leave it, but every;
[r, word of this story is true.
.' As you know the Navy hag

, f many types of planes-the PBY,
, 4.; I SNJ, F4F, etc. Well, an officerin
a, certain aircraft department
I
[iJ' assigned one of hi* men to count
the number of different planes in
the department at that time.

,.... .. ", The enlisted man attacked his
I
... ... :' assignment eagerly. For here was
: / an opportunity for him to distinguish .
V. By Steve Kalagian, Y2c himself with a good reportand
n himself
get all set-up for the

.1 A sailor named Ed managed to and entertained the lost girl until duration..
get hold of a email] fish recentlyand her mother finally put in her He returned a short time laUr
immediately rushed to the appearance and relieved them of and stood before the officer.
.} barracks with It. Going into the their newly established, outdoor "Why, are you back already?,"
shower room he tied a string nursery the officer asked. "That's quick
0o around it and then placed it in the work"
y "set. wash bowl. "Thank you, sir," the man re
: Slowly but surely his shipmates TO THE A. & R. NIGHT CREW plied. "Well), at the present time
;
started to drift in until there wasa -ThanKs for your second letter. we have 10 yellow planes, seven
:' crowd large enough to fill a It has been turned over to the silver ones and three blue and
I good part of the Yankee Stadium. welfare officer and I think that gray ones."
\ They watched with some anticipation you will be getting what you (Note: This particular enlistedman
and interest to see whetherthe want very soon. Thanks again for is not working"' there any
little fish would regain his your very prompt reply. more. Strange, Isn't It?) ,'
life and start swimming in the SMOKING LAMP'S OUT !-'I I'
; wash bowl. They waited but the jjt 'ti I
: ,? fish seemed to be lifeless. So, This happened in a shorthand '
class downtown. The teacher askeda On Bended Knees
f Ed removed the string- from
around the fish and began en- sailor what a shorthand symbolon Prayer for young sailors going
couraging to swim with his index the backboard which looked into their first big battles: "Oh
finger. Everybody waited like "V" stood for. The sailor Lord, please distribute the enemy's
r- eagerly as a hushed silence fell scratched his head for a few min- shots like the pay-mostly among
? over this bluejacket audience. utes and then his face lit up as the officers."
',. _"!lovSngIf; you boys want anything else speak up! The stillness was suddenly

broken by an anxious voice. '

"Say, Ed, you'd better be care @
BreezesSalty ful. You're liable to drown it."

And now there is no longer any
\. Humor From Here And There silence in this shower room some-

I where in the Jacksonville Naval
Air Station. .
;,: Some Kick Very Definite
t cocktail havea "Just had a letter from boy r
this my
Marine "Does,
: HIT OF TilE WEEK-A sailorIn f 1
friend He he's
kick?" says fighting every
.... Bartender: "Listen, Jackson, I day in the since he's been dungarees adjusting his pants
belt when he ran Into an officer.
transferred from
to -. And
one of them to my grand-
gave lie saluted and his
just caught
for the Just think, he's only miles
mother and she's pitching
now!" from -. Isn't that wonderful!" pants In tint ,as they began their
Dodgers downward descent

Know Shorthand
Just Sketches CPO: "Any of you guys know In downtown Jacksonville last '
1 I f
Mess CPO: "What's the Idea of shorthand? Sunday afternoon came parading ;
taking the toast out of the mess S2c: "I do." down Forsyth street five or six
hall?" CPO: "Well report to the galley, tall and husky sailors. All of
Seaman 2nd: "I wanted to make they're shorthanded. them were seaman and they were
dome charcoal sketches" walking Jauntily toward their ob-

Chaplain's Corner jective.Then suddenly they stopped.

F \\ho's Nuts? Right in between them was a lit- hI/I1 ( N
f':\ A man went to a mental specialist. CoBtiined From I'tfe Four tle girl barely able to walk-she flu

seeing trip for the City of Ham- couldn't have been more than two
,,; "What seems to be the trouble?" burg this afternoon CommanderF. or three years old. They poked \ >sJwr
I asked the doctor. and I had a car with Fritz, the around vainly for her mother, or
r I./i: The patient responded by vigor- guide, who proved helpful in taking anyone else she might belong to. r
ously brushing imaginary thingsoff us to the familiar park, to the But no one near by claimed her. -W n.,.t
his arm, explaining: Tower of the Cathedral Church, So, the seamen Just stood by .. .....
"See? I have caterpillars on my and to point out the Bismark
sleeve!" Denkmal. The Nazis have it --- c"Is she "'
The specialist backed away, storm troopers are to be seen on your beneficiary J
Meet Your Mates
screaming, "Well, you don't have all sides. The city looks prosperous -
to brush them off on me." enough. .

JULY 21, 1933. The trip down Brief Biographies of Men Only 19 Young American

What a Girl Needs the River Elbe, sixty miles from Serving With YouA i I I

From birth to 18, a girl needs Hamburg to the open sea, gave us
good parents. From 18 to S3, she a view of the largest and busiest former printer in civilian life, Trims Cocky Nazi "Ace"From
needs good looks. From 35 to 55, seaport on the European Conti- Z. LEVY, AOM2c, enlisted in the I
woman newly personality. And nent. It is estimated that more Navy in New York two years ago.
a of the Week"Navy's had been also wanted
the "Story clipped some}
from Moo, the old lady needs than one thousand vessels, representing he 1a regular and hopes to Division
cash! a millions tons, enter the stay in until he becomes a 20 Incentive information. He wanted to know:
I harbor every month. year man Having attended the The Germans decided be bomba who had knocked him out of the
I Now, let us come down to Au- New York School of Printing and front line American air field in skies. In fact, he demanded that
ButMe&s
Patriotic, Africa. An American fighter -
North
gust 26, 1943. The marvelous city the Metropolitan VocationalSchool
Cook: "So you're complaining of Hamburg described above. has Levy was in the printing group got word of the approachof courtesy.
of finding sand In jour been reduced to a shambles. Wave business for five years before the "supermen", hustled into Quietly sitting in a corner was
soup T"Boot after wave of Allied planes have coming into the Navy. their planes and took off. a meek American kid of 19 drink
: "Yes, there's lots of it." attacked with regularity and ac While still in school he won a The Nazis arrived on schedule, ing in all of the German's arrog
Mess Cook: "Listen, Mac, did curacy. What was once a great prize for the best layout job in a plastered the field with bombs and ance. Finally he had heard
you Join the Navy to serve your seaport has been reduced to ashes. contest conducted by the Hebrew took time to do a bit of strafing.One enough. Shuffling forward he advised .
country or to complain?" The shipping is no more, most of Orphan Asylum in New York Nazi got a blast from a Yan- the Nazi that he had punctured *
Boot: "To serve my country, fellow the inhabitants have fled. It is a I. Upon his enlistment In the I II kee fighter plane and bailed out. his plane.
not to eat it." telling lesson of misplaced zeal, of I Navy he was printer for more I He was captured by ground forces The "superman" looked at the
fanatic leader than but then changed his. the moment he settled to earth.
blindly following a a year green American kid in astonish.
the
Pardon 1IeModern of missing a great opportunity. As I rate to Aviation Ordnanceman by I At intelligence headquarters raved and ment and demanded to know how:
Daughter: "How do you we reflect on these things today, I studying and passing the courses cocky German pilot many victories he had earned in
like new formal Dad?" let us, as a nation, take steps to lie's glad that he made the I II ranted, strutting up and down. He combat.
my win the as well as the war. I change because as much as he likes I II boasted that he was one of the
Dad "Good Lord, you're not going peace
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Nazi fliers-that he had 22 The paused briefly,
Let individuals, see to it printing he finds that being an top
out with half back showing us, as I
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S stupid! backwards.of me. I've got the gown in rines not, this muffing should the prove big chance.a lesson I I author mostly is fiction Thornton, and Smith.his favorite But his story.the Nazi flier whose Wings I you're the third!"
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Seaman Guard and NATTC

d2e : Capt. Frink Will Tell

J' About NATTC Football Meet Again Today At 1500By


r Carolus G. Anderson, Y2c .
Station personnel who are
wondering just! what kind of The first chapter of the intra-station baseball league play i

football team the NATTC will off unwound like the denouement in a dime-store thriller

put In the field this fall can Seaman Guard triumphed 7 to 6 over NATTC
Ret the Inside story from Capt. Tuesday as ,
Edmund Walsh, Y2 r, Fred F. Fink, head coach. Capt. Unit 2 Marines at Mason Field.

Frink will be interviewed by Second game of the best two-out-of three series. will J be
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the Navy reporter on the program played at NATTC field at 1500
Lieut. John H. (Hobbs) Adams, who coached the 1942 "Navy "'Ing"" over station today. If necessary, a third tilt
Station football team to its fine record of nine wins in 12 WJAX between 2100 and is slated for Mason Field Friday.

games, will be sports director for the new physical training 2130 Friday night. Fliers vs. DowningIs To all but the Sailors the

under Lieut. Comdr. Lawrence E. Haskell NATTC Marines had the opening

program One of the hardest working.and most able officers on the c_ Last Home Game game ing a in 6 to their 4 lead hip going pockets Into, hold.the ..

Station, Lieut. Adams believes that seventh and final inning, when

Station personnel will derive as As Date Nears For This Season Marine Pitcher Stephen commenced
much from the program as they Busy Starting to go awry.
put into it. Bareiss Slams Homer
He further pointed out that men > '' / a will have In that fateful inning, winning
Station baseball fans
who spend three hours or more : -.' I Pitcher Johnny O'Donnell uncork.
than three hours per week on unit : J t.i-; ? their last chance to see the Flierson ed an infield hit as his contributionto

teams, eg. men playing: in the Mason Field this season when the rally. Johnny Folio coaxeda

Softball league, may have that ",, they take on the Downing Club of walk Then Warren Bareiss en.
<
time count hour toward satisfying. the ? itt: 'l the Victory league in a contest gineered the climactic blow with a
three requirement.A ; : prodigious right center field tiqdftr
< slated, to get under way at 1500
ruiVHf
run to plate the winning
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word of to Harry Da- ,: C:' ",
praise Sunday. The scorebook revealed t atBareiss'
\-I... Seaman second class) on Jk1m.r: Lieut. Marty McDonough, who blast, which accounted for

.. duty as a swimming Instructor has coached the team to a record three runs, represented the only
at pool number one near Ships jV of 29 victories against! 8 defeats, earned runs for the sailors, so effective
Sen Ice. Like his father and will have either Johnny O'Donnellor had been the slants of A.
older brother who have accomplished Bob Vickery ready to pitch. Stephen. Five teammate errorsat
the same feat, DaIsVon Ahead in the Victory league crucial times had given the
the Jacksonville Ufe Saving I with a two game margin, the sailors their four markers as he
Corps Championship last Sunday :\ Fliers seem certain to add furtherto had yielded but three hits up to
In a three and a half mile i their baseball laurels of the that time.
hvvim. Davis' time for the event current season. Already State All of the Marines tallies came
wa> one hour and twenty nine semi-pro champions and victors via the homerun route. Shortstop

minutes, remarkable In the i ; over the Morrison Field Army Air C. L. Newhouser hit a grand slant
heavy surf. Base, South Florida champions, homer in the second which brought
the Fliers are aiming to close their home four runs after two,of his
Great Lakes, which spearheaded season by annexing the Victory mates had previously walked and '
Its backfield with All league championship. another had gained the paths on
American Bruce Smith last season ---% i _, a hit.S. .
Is! going! to feature e\-Notre
E. Neff added to the NATTClead
Dame and Washington lied Skin Cross Has .359 Swat in the fifth when he poked
flash Steve Juzvvik this season
out another round-tripper with one
With Juzwlk in the backfieldwill tV Mark To Pace All aboard. The lead, held until Bareiss
be Paul Anderson, of Western -
got hold of one in the seventh.
Reserve Ken Koskle, of NAS HittersDon Both Stepen and O'Donnell hurl..

South Carolina, and Bulst Warren ..... ed great ball, the latter striking
of Tennessee.For Cross, third base- I
slugging i
.. out 14 while giving up three hits.
-! man, continued to pace Station I
a sleeper in Service football A Prh r. batters with a mark of .359 in 37 I ---- --- -

competition this fall, tab the Naval games. While clipping the ball
Training Station, Bainbridge, I at this nifty figure, Cross has not- Dispensary FacesA
Maryland. Coached by Ensign Joe In charge of the program which requires all Station personnel to ched 52 hits in 145 times at bat
Maniaci one of pro football's participate in a minimum of three hours of physical training activities In addition, he has knocked in 17 and Rat Lee
I is Lieut. Comdr. Lawrence E. Haskell, Physical Training
weekly
brightest stars with the Chicago runs and a total of 2 triples and
Bears, Bainbridge will have ready Officer With the program slated to get under way 1 September, he eight doubles Assembly and Repair first-halt
for action men like Bill de Corre- is kept busy and is frequently fouyd answering the questions of Other Fliers wielding the willowat I champions in the Lee Field soft.

vont, Northwestern, Howard Hickey 1 department___heads_and__others_ as- pictured here. better than the .300 mark are ball league, will meet the Dispensary .
Arkansas, Paul Johnson, William Eddie Lyons, .331, Lieut. Marty team in the Shaughnessy
and Mary, Paul Anderson, McDonough, .320, Owen Reeves, play-offs following their victoriesover
Purdue, Fred Naumetz, Boston I Required Physical Training .306 and Walt De Freitas, .356. De Gunnery-Personnel and the

college, "Butch" Pauley, Tennessee -, Freitas, however, has batted only Marine team, respectively.In .
and Maurice Orr, Southern 26 times getting 10 hits.
the
downing Gunnery-Person
Methodist. Program Begins Next Week First baseman Charley Anastasio nel had
team, A & R to call on the
leads in batted in with 23.
runs
services of the "old man", B. W.
Lieut;, Tim Carey, who has been Edmund' Walsh Y2c He Is followed by Reeves, 22,
By Crawford, who to that time had
handling the Qualification swim Lyons, 19, Cross 17, Joe Johnson, up
ming tests, states statistically Within the coming week, the entire Navy personnel of the 12 and Larry King 9. been old their non-playing manager.The in the.
that men qualifying so far have Lyons leads in extra base blows boy came through
and WAVES will be participating
Officers
Station Bluejackets ,
I sixth with a hit that tied the gameup
for with homer
compiled enough mileage one one five triples and
long swim from here to Miami. in a required three hour program of physical training 10 doubles. and A & R went on to win their

I' which will be on Navy time and under the direction of Lieut. third successive one-run game

Seaman, second C'la.'isar2'ar- Comdr. Lawrence E. Haskell, physical training officer. I' Averages from the well-playing G-P team
with 6-5 decision
a
er Reinhold whom Collier'smagazine '
AB H Ave
described recently a* I Designed to make Navy personnel Cross 3h .. . .. .. ., 145 32 .159 Dispensary entered the play-oft
the outstanding diver of the better fit for their day to day I.yonn. 2h 145 46 ..331IcDonouRh finals with an easy 11-3 win over
work on the Station and their Call Is Out For \ : 'i. : ::::::::: 75 24 .320
national swimming! world, has i eventual at the Reeve, of . ... ... 144 44 ..106CoUan. the Marine outfit. Earlier in the
turned up at the- NATTC, Memphis duty sea programwill I c .. .... ... 105 29 .276 week, they were tied for third
Tenn. encompass chiefly sports with An.>*taslo, lb' ... .... 125 34 .272 in the first-half standingsby
recreational value and in addition Boxers To Enter Johnson of .. ... .... ... 1.23 27 .220 place
WAVE Reinhold, who enlisted certain with definite war- I Ktri$. of . .. .... ... 115' 19 16.5' Gunnery-Personnel
in the Navy here in Jacksonville sports DeKreltau, ss .. ...,.. ... :3b: 10 ..156Mo Second-half play opens this
I time training value.In .". c .. .. ...... 9 3 .333
is rated- the ,
currently na- discussing the program, Lieut. Station TourneyA Bride of .. .. .. .. .. ... 8 1 .125 'week with A & R pitted again
tional platform diving cham- Comdr. Haskell stated, "Men going --.-S the Dispensary, the Marines vs.
pion, which title she won after
out to fight want to win and Bob Saggau, Notre Dame football Fire Department, Gunnery-Person
placing 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, I stationwlde tournament
boxing nel Cleaners the
to vs. Compartment ,
should be prepared physically and track speedster of a few
3rd and 4th for the
past seven II
respectively. stand the gaff. Combat requires' which will bring together novice years back, recently won recognition Fire Department vs. the Dispen..
years For two before enlistingIn that a man stay with his Job indefinitely and experienced boxers is for good work in dive bomb- sary and A & R vs. the Marine
years : the war and self ing attacks the Solomons. I team.
the WAVKS, Seaman Rein- Winning slated to get underway by Octo- over

hold donated her services totf'l1'hlnJ J preservation cerns of all Navy are Important men. Through con- ber 1, it was announced Jointly NA TTC Marines Battle Seaman Guard I It
!: swimming to flying cadets : our program here, we feel that yesterday by Lt. (jg John Pat
and Army officers at Sarasota -
and Lakeland Fla. She I men of this Station will come to rick, who will train the boxers for I

aajs the biggest thrill of her realize the value of getting into the tourney and by Billy Reed, '. ," \. <,
I condition and keeping there. We
life came when a British cadet, I I'I'I Y2c, who will feature them on the '
condition
need in their best
whom stiA had taught to swim, men
smoker cards.
to" win this weekly
I war. t
returned to the States, looked !
I Sailors and Marines who want to I
22 Athletic Officers Assist
her up and told her that the
swimming she taught him savedhis Approximately 22 athletic offi- get into this competition which %
life on two separate occasions. cers assigned to the various de- I will lead to prizes for the win
l partments and units of the station .
invited to work out
ners are daily
will coordinate and supervise the
ly 1 J' 4
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at the Main. Station 11t ftt
boxing arena
Two shortstops from Philly, physical training activities. Working
Pvt. t. c. Andy Cullen, Marine I I in close contact with the Physical located back of Bldg. 912, the
Barracks, and Seaman first class I I Training Officer, these athletic Seaman Guard Barracks. All l kire

Warren Bareiss, Seaman Guard, I officers will carry out sports I equipment necessary for workouts
stood out in intra-station baseball I I activities best suited to meet the will be furnished.
play. Cullen, only 18, is alreadythe needs of men in their units. I "We can handle as many men as
property of the Detroit Tigers The athletic officers named to want to come out," said Lt Jg)
Bareiss has yet to catch on in or- this work are Lieutenants StephenA. Patrick. "We have set up two divisions
ganized ball but has possibilities. Ruddy, Jr., Howard P Wall- so that men who have not
His last inning homer with two strum, Gordon Clarke, Timothy J. had previous experience may box '
on and two out won a 7 to 6 ball Carey, James R. McCachren, Clarence in the novice division and men 'I
game' for Seaman Guard in the Gernand, Martin McDonough, with previous experience In the .d
first game of the playoffs Tuesday Henry Moseley Riley Smith, Rob senior division." v Y
ert Smith, Richard Waite and Rob- Men will be paired off accord-
ert E. Shelton; Lieutenants, Junior ing to weights and will fight in "

WING TIPS Lieut. Ted grade, Howard Burnell, Ralph eight weights, flyweight, bantamweight Opponent of Seaman Guard for the Station baseball title is the
Nordyke, formerly athletic officerat Hillsman, Harry Sigel, James P. I featherweight, welter NATTC Marine unit 2, team which finished in third place in the league
Cecil Field, la now on duty at Kessler, Joseph Hay, John Janu- weight, lightweight, middleweight, before entering the Shaughnessy playoffs. In this picture are 1 I. to ,
the N A TTC, Memphis, Tenn., sas, Thomas McDonald, John Pat i lightheavyweight and heavyweight. first row, C L Newhouser Pvt. S. Stephen, Pvt., VV. L. North, I'Vand r.
where he is helping Lieut. Denny rick, Emil Klumpar Alexander Throughout the month of October D. H Ridge, Pvt.; second row C, B. Johnson, Pvt., T. C.
Meyers: with the Training Center's Roth and L. A. White. I fights will feature the weekly Pvt., A. F. Schaefer, Pvt and J. J, Lyons, Pvt.; third row Sgt. P. G.
football team Ensign Kath- One of the chief aims of the Smoker card with the first one Leigh, co-manager, D. A. Rutigliano, Pvt., S. E. Neff!, Pvt., R W.

Cunt I nurd On")'.ltt Sere ConUatea( oo Page .Seven scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 7. Rasetlie, Pvt. and Sgt. J, P.. White, comianager.. I

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I By Edith Brlnkworth, Y3c

The water ballet planned by the

I WAVES of this Station will not be < ,
given this season, as has been previously -

I announced. This change .
has been made due to the lack of '

I time for; rehearsals announces Ensign -
Katherine Rahl, welfare and

Winner of the Station baseball league title and now In the playa I athletic director.

for the championship is the Seaman Guard baseball team. Pictured The rhythmic swimming classes \! 'i'i :

here 1. to r., first row, Wallace Hess, Sic, Johnny McCullough.. with music will continue with the :

S2c, Willis Lloyd, Sic, Ray Horton, S2c, Warren Bareiss, Sic and idea of giving the water ballet i : .
Johnny Folio, Cox Second row, Lieut. Comdr. Edgar Suratt, Ass't later. : ;; ,

Yard Officer, Monk Whitehart, S2c, Clarendon Castles, S2c, Jack Poe, The Athletic program is getting
Sic, Clarence Philips, Sic, Richard Kersey, S2c and Lt. (Jg) Don underway for the WAVES. The

Cross. Seaman Guard Division officer To win the Station champion- WAVES will be checked on swim-

Seaman Guard must defeat the NATTC Marines in the best of a ming and classified in three divisions -

out of three game series now underway : non-swimmer, qualified and

the experienced.The I

physical training of the !

Station Softball Title Is WAVES must be at least three'

hours a week, Navy time.

Sports activities for the entire

At Stake In Game SaturdayBy year are being outlined by Vought-Sikorsky Corsairs are playing a major role In handing the

Ensign Rahl. During the com little men of the Rising Sun a thorough pasting in southwest Pacificwar

Bernard Kahn, S2c ing month the following sports theatres according to a recent announcement by the Navy De
will be emphasized: volley ball,
VPB2 and A & R launch the grand finale of the Station badminton, golf, archery horseshoes partment.

Softball Playoffs with a big splash Saturday. and tennis.

With one victory apiece in the best two out of three game The sports activities will be Forgot NAGS To Celebrate1st

series for the title, VPB2 and A & R mingle in strife at 1600 conducted In the WAVES' area. I

Saturday on the Operations diamond just west of Hangar include Courts are basketball being constructed, badminton to, SeasicknessAn 1 Birthday With '

117. Its a showdown t
scrap volley ball and tennis.
two hits for VPB2. Dermott Incoming recruit walked
with the 1943 Station Championship Steinhofer and Kovalk accountedfor Emily Coart has returned from Into the Receiving Unit office I

going to the winner of the i A & R's three blows by each Atlanta, Georgia, where she has at the U. S. Naval Training A Picnic Party

"brass-knuckle battle." garnering one. been on .temporary duty receiv- Station, San Diego and askedto )
The championship finalists each ing link training. She is now a go back home. The Naval Air Gunners Schoolnear
The outcome of the decisive I turned in flawless fielding per- specialist technician, third class. "Can I, maybe, get a few this Station will celebrate the

game largely depends upon who is formances without a single error WAVES have arrived on. this I days off?" he asked. first anniversary of its commissioning -

in the rightest form, Big Stan to marr the second game of the Station for temporary duty before "But, you've gotta have three Saturday with a get-together of

|(AMM2c) Pointek or B. Q. I series. being sent to Banana River Naval reasons-and good one!" said officers and ship's company at the
Air Station for assignments. They the office yeoman. Cecil Field picnic grounds from
;(AMM2c) Smith. The strong right -- have just completed their radio "I've got 'em." 1400 to 1900.

arm of Pointek carried Assemblyand course at Oxford, Ohio. After accommodating him Comdr. E. E. Dolecelc NAGS com ,

Repair to 15 wins this seasonagainst Required Physical Training The following WAVES are on with the necessary forms for manding officer will deliver a brief

I Next Week leave at their homes: Jewel Lu- recruit leave the read address.
; two meagre defeats.! Likewise Program Begins ;yeoman
cius, SP"S"3c, Toro La.; Dorothy the lad's reasons: Officers and ship's company are
,/ VPB2 is pinning its hopeson Continued From rate MX Jaffee, Y3c, New York; Ruth Fra- "1. My mother's kick. invited to bring their families or,

the artistic right wing of Smith program will be to offer men ser, Y3c, St. Petersburg; Rose Ma- "2. :My! sister's sick" girl friends to the first birthday

who carved out 15 triumphs sports which are interesting and in rie Hall, Y3c Durham, N. C.; Jose- "3. I'm homesick." party. The affair will be enlivenedwith

against three setbacks in Station which they can enjoy themselves phine White, S2c Long Island; a program of games and competition

action. while deriving worthwhile bene- Isabell Bradford, Y3c, Gastonia, Cash prizes will be awarded
fits. like touch football. N. C.; Louis Trautwein, AerMSc, to winners with $25 at stake for

Perfectly Matched Teams basketball Sports, swimming, handball, Topeka, Kansas; Josephine Figola, Up The Ladder I the prize jitterbug, and $10 for the

The robust rivals plunge Into softball, horseshoe pitching tennis, Y3c, the Bronx N. Y.; Dorothy champion pie eater Ship's Company
the last contest of the series after bowling and Navy ball will all be Bigley, Sk3c, Milwaukee, Wis. orchestra will provide the muc.c.
engaging in two bitterly fought included. Eleanor Kyle, Y3c, left the firstof Advancements In RatingsAt I A picnic lunch will be served. t
series The for for -- -"= -
extra Inning games. the week Northampton I =-
Men Must Swim NAS JacksonvilleFollowing II
first outing went to VPB2 by 1 Naty for the next officers training school. I
stress
to 0 in nine innings when Smith Particular
several weeks will be on swim- Is list of
recorded a no-hit pitching Job and a partial Jacksonville -
I Inasmuch officer Beware Naval Air Station enlisted -
ming as every Sailor personnel
Burton Blomberg cracked a home ;
and enlisted man will be requiredto advanced In rating as indicated
effective 1
August :
run.That be qualified swimmers. I To MM2c.: Fred T. Jordan ArnoldA.
Your ShirtA
was the setting for the Squadron and student officer Keep Stokey. I At the St.'Incent'B Hospital: *
competitors when they met last I To MoMMlc-: William S. Harris.
personnel will also be offered such Ensign and Mrs Richard F. Svanol: ,
Series of Articles Expos Chester A, Long Morris E. McKenzie,
week with VPB2 needing to win
sports as badminton, volleyball, ,Howard A. Thompson Jesse W. V'lckery. I a son. Richard Frederick, f Jr., Monday,
to end the series and A & R desperately and hand to Jr. Aug. 16.SClc .
climbing soccer Crooked Promoters
into tie. rope ing To MoMM2c and Mr-Thomas Bodow Shar-
trying tor pull a These sports are : Charles P. Enroe. Law-
I hand combat. key a son Monday August 16.
Pointek produced a life-saver for t I particularly adaptable to limited Who May Be Operating rence To PhMlc Brown.: Boyd L. Blackwell. William I Lieut and Mrs Valllntlne G. HolzA-
A & R by horsecollaring VPB2 playing areas and offer fliers and E. MacDonald jr.. James K. peel a daughter, Carol Linda, Monday
for 11 of the scheduled in JacksonvillePuff Miller. August 16.
innings recreation and con- I .
crew members MM2c and Mr Leonard B. Rlcket-
To PhM2c Charles M. Buswell.
seven inning fray and finally won, ditioning which can be begun here James A. Calnan: John C. DeSosa. JackE. I son a son, Leonard Barry, Tuesday,
1 to 0. and continued aboard ship. and Dinkel, Emil J. Facente, Harold E. Aug. 17.Lieut .
Mug and Mrs. Arthur C. Kruetzer,
I
The of the was Mayo Charles S. Schulman Thomas S.
only run game of
the Military drill or long periods "Puff Sheets" and "Mug Books"are Whitehead Ernest R. Wilson. a daughter, Mary Jo Tuesday, Aug.
manufactured off Smith in
calisthenics will not count toward To PhM3c Frances F. Brenbarger,
: 17.ARM
to
llth without benefit of a base three hours of physi- vanity appeals to get you Harold D. T. Dean. Jr. Charles O.Dreher. and Mrs. Iskmael Cetzel Mason,
the required
hit Plew of A & R started out calisthenics pay for a complimentary "write- Hazel F. Hamilton Guy E. a ton, Jerald Eugene, Wednesday, Aug.
cal training. Brief pe- "picture" of yourself in Muffins, Mary E. Kennedy, Thomas 18.
up" or a
walk. I I
the round by drawing a riods before beginning other sports or that is Kesson, Gladys I. Kuntz, Francis J Y2c and Mrs. Aldon W. Macduff. a
Kovalk laid down a sacrifice bunt will be counted. some magazine paper Murray. Allan D. Neckers. Miles B. daughter Carolyn Kay, Wednesday: ,
to advance the runner to second of designed for just those persons Scott. Jr. Joseph A. Walsh, JuliusJ. A idc8'and
physical
The WAVE Mrs. George W. McVay a
program
who are gullible enough to fall for Wechsler.To .
and a passed ball enabled Plew training will be supervised by En- it. QMlc.: Beuford N. Thompson. daughter Virginia Margaret, \\ednts-
to reach third. Derov lifted a assisted To QM3c James J. Crow Merlin J. da
:
Katherine Rahl by Lieut g'l, :
to left field sign The publisher may call you on Kelslck. ) and Mrs William E.
tantalizing high fly Sp. T 3c, Eleanor Murray. The the telephone and say this Is the To RMlc: Thomas L. McRae Jr. Flanagan a daughter Elizabeth Ann
with
and Plew crossed home plate WAVES will participate in such "Podunk Star", and that he would To RM2c: James M. Earl ley, Charles I Thursday, Aug. 19.
and Mrs. Alfred L. Adler
the payoff tally.It B. Crouch. Norma C. Angelo, David -I AMMic a
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swimming, volleyball
activities as
was a heart-breaker for Smithto like to read to you an article he E. raker.. daughter Terry Marie, Thursday, August
badminton, tennis, horseshoes, ar- has for publication in his To RM3c Dorothy A. Elliott. Elmer 19.
prepared :
drop. The slender chucker was I I Set. Major and Mrs. Clifford G.Wulk .
chery, softball, basketball, soccer You listen as he reads the S. Kllmko Jr, Eleanor R. Mason, :
nicked for only three hits but a field ball. hocker and modern and paper. Beatrice, J.: Moesta. Dorothy M. Morin a daughter Tuesday, Aug. 10.ji .
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pass to first proved to be I article which tells "the world"what Lorraine A. Pellatlon Doris T. I -%
.ee interpretive dancing. a fine fellow you are. It Schexnayder. Marlon E. Tlerney.
undoing. ____CA William Abercromble Keep 'Em Flying'Is
it's
sounds I
good so you may say Mr1o.'lA: ; Bacon loP.d S Baxter Joe
Vm2 Threat Ended OK. "It would be nice to have Bency. Robert Bennett Leroy J More Than JustA
Pointek's yield for the afternoonwas Officer League Standings your picture (mug) published with Blocker mEF. Burke Wtlllam A: I

six hits, all scattered. However Standings the story puff)", he adds, and you Burns John W Bush jr., William Wartime Slogan
Buzby. Herbert M. Carter. Anthony H'I
I i Continued from pate one
Big Stan's heart bobbed in VL rot may agree. Clbbnrelll William F. Cooke
his throat like a cork in a rough Operntlons 5 0 1 dOO 1 By this time the buttons are W. Coleman James E. Cone, Clarence '. all and $75 for a pint of
sea in the 9th inning. That man Dispensar..3. 1 :.750 busting off your Jacket, and your A. Cooper, Vincent W. D'Ambrosla. Edward liquor.
1 .750 P. Dolat. James S. Dunn. JohnH.
'
I The aviation chief now attachedto
I Blomberg again potted one ot VOVCS .. 2 .667 hat has shrunk several sizes too Eastman. Arthur W. Ehlers. Edwin
I Ponitek's pitches and knockedit A&R 1 1 .4q small and you're ready for the F. English. Walter E. Glover jr., Mu- the Naval Auxiliary Air Station
Into left field for three bases. T-5 2 3 ) final "puff" appeal. Your resist- rell J. Gosnell. Phllipe I. Grs el. at Lee Field, served in the
I Supply Commissary 1 4 .200 Ralph C. Green George E. Hampton Pacific from 1941
y he war zone July, ,
, Pointek forced the next batter to Naval Hospital 0 3 .((* ance is already weakened when John H. Hawkins Clarence Hay re.:
ground feebly and Blomberg was VPB 1 0 4 .(J()() says, "Of course you would want Lester M. Hermes Blaine D. Holland. until November, 1942. He took
tagged out at home plate to snuff fr- your friends to see and read this Robert F. Jacob. Robert II'. lloude part in the invasion of Guadalcanal
D. Johnson. Louis Kapustlc.
Ralph and other clashes. Having stu-
article and copies will be available
out the threat. Ernest C. Kauffman. Russell E. Kelm,
The to ;you at $10.00 a hundred". Or, Joseph Kerclefskl. Richard G. Kin?. died the Japs close up, he does not
Pointek as Runway
strength
gathered he may appeal to you to contribute Anthony Kwastborskl, Edward H. think they are any great 'shakes'as
the proceded and retired James Maltezos. Robert Manners -
game Lyons
least in
fighters-at comparisonwith
VPB2 in order in the 10th und 11th Contlaued From Pate !Six $10.00 to help defray the expenseof Bertraml Mtchaud. Robert M. .
of fast erine Rahl, WAVES athletic officer publishing the "puff". Moffett. Okey B. Moore. McFadden A. our men.
chapters. He had a wealth Qualification The chances are first, that unless Newell, John J. O'Donnell Jr.Robert "The only time the Japs looked ,
stuff and his manner of deliveringthe Is emphasizing Parker. Oscar A.: Fate William good was when they had a high
ball with a flip of his power- swimming because "when and if you pay, the article will not H. P Clarence I E. Phillips.Robert "
ful wrist had much to do with WAVES go overseas it will be appear, and second, distribution of :J. Peas:, Jack F. Poe Edmund numerical superiority, says Zinn
L. Powell Hubert E. Price. Rocco R. "And they don't have that
for them to be the magazine or paper is limitedto any
Important
mesmerizing the VPB2 batsmen. just as Pugllese, Lawrence E. Ryan Charles "
Howard Ruess, VPB2 ace, imitated qualified swimmers as it is for all those who contribute-and the A. Sanders Frank J. Sharley.: John L. more.
in the outfield other Navy personnel" Sea whole world will never see or read Smith Wesley Smith William Splllers, Having fought in some of the
an octopus Frank Stephen r Sam E. Stevens, fiercest actions in the Pacific
Gus Letchas of the "puff" or the "mug". ?
and hauled down line drives byKManager man second class .MS. Tychowskl 1, Paul E.: Vachon.
Zinn is well-qualified to make the
Ed Claussen of A & R in the Air Raiders, NATTC grid elev-I There is no need to be a victimof Thomas A. Vickers, Lewis Warwick
of the various vanity appeals E. Wells Randolph Williams, statement:
en, was one of the greatest pros- any James
the second and seventh inningsto
to matriculate at Georgia if you will take the time to Charles A. Wlllson. Rav V. Wilson. Jr., "Believe me, we've got some
avert scoring threats. Ruess, pects ever Morris A. Wood fin, Edward Youmans, damn fighting out
BEFORE YOU rood men
"INVESTIGATE
Crowell, Gray and Smith each hit but was unable by the Norman II. Zellff.
hurdle
safely once and Blomberg smackedf. scholastic eligibility INVEST" To S2c: William C. Land. i


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" August 26, 1943:


-' AI) Aboard Test Flight They're On A Flight To Nowhere



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i J. A flight with the Low Pressure Chamber Crew 1 ..y
I The "cockpit" and hatches are secured for a flight to low pressure :'> i -.';: '''I;

.. altitudes. It is a test "flight' conducted by the medical department 1 ..'i7" ,

to indoctrinate and familiarize future high altitude airmen pilots, "?, ', e\
gunners and radiomen with the tricks of sustaining!,: life in rarified < &&I

I''i;. atmospheres up to 42,000 feet above the earth's surface. I .....:.1m,

Passengers on the flight are a -----
ri \, group of aviation radiomen from I 1t14Tr 1
t. the DeLand Fla, Naval Air Station -I New Chaplain Is
where they are in training *
with the Navy dive-bomber pilots
tt From "pilot" to "crew" comes Former Davidson
the word, VReady to go up sir."1

t The reply "O-K, go ahead," comes
(.. from Lt. S. W. Hanford senior I Football Player
0 officer in charge of the flight.
The students' attention is directed I
to a balloon hanging overhead A new chaplain on the Station i is
which at sea level air pres- Lt. (jg) H E. (Ned) Iverson

sure, is now quite deflated. I former football, basketball and
track star at Davidson College
Watch that balloon grout' ad-
N. C.. who
viscs the Medical Officer "and reported aboard Aug
yon Wilt have an idea of chat i.? 10. This towering, dark-haired,
Jiappeniny inside you a,9 carious I soft-spoken man who has chosento
; body jtise- expand when the cast his lot with the Navy is at
present handling duties attachedto
pressure of this room is reduced -
." work with the men at the brig I I
They sit long minutes waiting Corn in Columbia, S. C, July I II

for something to happen. Only a 4, 1917 Lt. Iverson graduated i ...
Slight crackling in their ears, like from Davidson in 1939, and from

the crumpling of dry paper, can be Columbia Theological Seminary : .
heard This is nature preventing 1942.Presbyterian, Decatur, Ga, in.' ''I\

internal injury of organs. Air
within the is thus He married the former Miss I '
pressure body 4t ..,, '.
Mary Elizabeth Culver of Culverton I 'j ;
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equalized with the outside pressureIn '" '"
the sealed "cocJpU"-it should Ga, who is living here with 4 :J ,

occur about every 400 feet I I him.While .L.' x (I' J\\\ ...<.
at Davidson he played
So far the test has been made \ "
without the aid of oxygen masks football basketball, and competedin .. ,;;
and the night levels off at 18,000 track He was captain of the Ordinarily a flight to high-altitudes, some tour (to five miles above sea level 1 Is a flight to "somewhere',
feet above sea level, the thinness I Wildcat cagesters one season I except In the Stations Low Pressure Chamber wliere student officers are "taken up' to almost 40,000
of the air they breathe becomes I "How did you happen to decide feet under simulated high-altitude atmospheric' condition to Indoctrinate] them to the affccta and correct
noticeable I to join the Navy"" he was procedure while filing at such heights. The group In the low pressure chamber pictured above are

Finger nails and lips turn slightly asked on a test hop; already one has felt the effects of the ranfied atmosphere! and fuse donned his, nia,k.
blue; a sign that the ratio of I| "I'd been thinking about It fora II Othnrs will experience lIJ'ht-ht"atlf'dnt'M.! double vision, fatigue and poor reflex action before putting! on
oxygen to nitrogen in the blood is I long time You see, my father their masks which feeds them life sustaining oxygen: while pressure within the chamber simulates actual

decreasing. At higher altitudes. '! was a chaplain In the last war, flying conditions l -: .____ __ ____ ____ _____ __
and heM h
nitrogen which tends to make blood told me how much goodIt -, -----
bluish color increases in I would do me. Then too, I've
a percentage
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whereas oxygen decreases. I got brother In the Marine Air Navy Solves TheMariner's I Small World Special Insignia
.II .
The men are given a code test 'I Corps. After all I just couldn't .
the inter-corn while stay out. I felt that I uonUt Ix
over system I Things often happen to provethat
holding their course for ten min performing" a service for Cod and Thirst this I is a "strange, world after For V-12 StudentsMedical
\itra at 1)1) ,(Wl fppt Their receivingspeed country; I all Hugo
Jelneckp.IS'J'f'IU-
is essth ii n-0I'n18,1 because | Lt. Iverson's father the Rev old Specialist (mall), first class,
of fatigue from lack of oxjgen Daniel Iverson of Miami Fla? pastor i With New ProcessMaking 'USNK, was spltali/ed with a and Dental Men
Later at 28,000 feet after having of the Shenandoah Presbyterian I'J' tropical malady !somewhere In
breathed pure oxygen for several church there, has been trying 'the South Pacific He had IIn-1 Can Wear IdentificationOn

minutes, another code test is given I''', to get into the Army, "hut he's'I Drinking Water i fished writing a I letter to his son Sleeve and
Regardless of the increased too old They won't take him. Out Of Sea Water Has when he asked for a drink ofwater. I II Lapel
altitude and lower pressure the However he's apparently in line .
men now receive much faster. I to get into some kind of war Become Tested SuccessThe I I Special lapel and sleeve insignia
Attention is attracted to the work" II Accompanying nurse I have been authorized for students
balloon overhead, which at 18,000 'I most perplexing problem of when she returned with the I in the Navy V-12 Program attending

feet was two or three inches greater the Naval Medical Research Institute i.water was Private first daSH medical and dental col.
in diameter than at sea level Naval Veteran at Bethesda, Md.. how to I hay ICeinerlte, 18 USMC. Itayl I II I leges.
and again at 28.000 feet is eightor make drinking water out of sea had known his father was In i Such students will wear the regular -
nine inches in diameter water-has been licked the Navy f I' the area, but liud been unable I midshipmen's uniform. On the

ynsign Wade S Robinson, who Reports Here has announced. The story is told to get leave to look him up. I ,lapels of the blue uniform coat
is medical officer 'aboardcom- by William Drum in the current' This reunion of father and sun medical students will wear a device

plains of a slight pain in his stomach From Sea DutyContinued edition of "Our Navy" magazine: I I certainly didn't harm the latter I composed of the oak leaf and
He had not expected this Sea water from 40 miles off the In his recovery efforts, and ;' acorn insignia of the Medical

"flight' and the shrimp salad I"roui 1'itft One Jersey coast, treated by this new the two sat on the hospital", ,I i Corps superimposed on a fouled
which he had eaten at afternoon method of chemical desalination, I lawn anchor at a 45 degree angle i Sk.-n-
unties for a year afterward, He I talking about things of ilarly, dental
chow, is now forming, whichis is clear and sweet and thoroughly I students will welt-
!: gas then served on the staffs of Admiral j mutual interest the Dental
expanding within his stomach; palatable as two dozen war and Corps insignia super
D F. Sellers rontrnaiulerin ----- ------ :
imposed fouled
a similar action to the air in the I -hief of the U S. Fleet, 1931- I navy correspondents discovered at Seven Marriages On In addition on a the number anchor.of years
balloon overhead 35 and Hear Admiral II \'. Butler a demonstration in the Navy'spress of completed medical
This is uncomfortable! for En.". commander aircraft IT S. room at the conclusion of Station Last Week study will be indicated or dental
by gold
Robinson, but a graphic exampleto a press conference with Secretary '
Jo1l"et. 1935,
I i I There were seven marriages sleeve strines These
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stripes one
the students' who hate been of the Navy Frank Knox on June I
His next
assignment was in I conducted on this station from for each year completed will be aa
I
wanted not to eat too before 8. i
soon command of VN-8D5 at the Naval I August 16 through August 21. inch and a halt long and an eighth
tuKe-off on high altitude The new method is an Improve- I
a
I I i Academy and It was during that I I ment all known formulas for.I The marriages were: of an inch wide. They will be
flight over
tour of duty that his squadronwon I August 16: Phillip Steiner and sewed two Inches above the cuff
The "flight" begins its descentto I the Schiff Memorial Trophy producing potable water excepting : June Adela Maschmeyer; August and at a 45 degree angle to the
sea level diving at 10,000 feet ,, awarded distillation. It will be of vast benefit i I
annually to the squadron I I 18: Boyd M. Phelps and Phoebie cuff line. First year medical or
per minute for 18,000 feet. To with the best record In safe fly- to airplane crews forced downat Christine Read; August 19: Os- : dental students will wear clean
overcome the increase in pressure ing He also won a letter of commendation I sea, since planes on combat car E. Babenzien and Elizabeth sleeves.
caused by this rapid "dive", stu- : from the President of I missions the unable to carry great ', Bowlby; August 20: Eric T Fran- When in Khaki uniforms medical
dents are instructed to close the the United States for that duty. quantities of water for emergency zen, jr., and Ruth Nancy Mason; and dental students will wear
nasal passages by squeezing their !j'I In 1938 Admiral McFall assisted use. I I Harold A. Britton and Violet Bel- I pin-on insignia, similar to the lapel
nostrils together through the mask. I', in fitting out the USS Wasp Its potential carne to men on I lot; August 21 : Landry A. Wintz insignia, on each side of the shirt
Then, blowing into the plugged Prior to the commissioning of that torpedoed ships, who have abandoned and Alitf Rich. collar. ,
nostrils, pressure within the bodyis I I carrier he was detached to the their teasel with only seconds I -- --'- --
built up to equal that of their USS Ranger, serving!,: as executive to spare is considerable neck to prevent their slipping into S
"cockpit'. I officer from May 1939 until June And it definitely end.the, truth the sea. I KnlMetl ,J('II'S WhilUniform -

Puffing and wheezing' into their 1940, when he assumed command of that ancient. adage: "uuter, The bags themselves are the re-
closed: nostrils the 'flight returnsto of Patrol Wing 4, based at Seattle, water everywhere"' nor any dropto sult of five months of experimen- : To l Bo CliiingoJTo
sea level from 10,000 feet to Washington. dunK tation at the medical research '
the ground without oxygen masks. II On March 1, 1943 he was pro- The operation is so simple that ter. Highly resistant to sea Grt'y.S'S Our Navy;
The balloon resumes its normal moted to the rank of Rear Admiral even a wounded, weakened man ; corrosion, they can stand cen-I'

size as pressure condenses the air .!: He holds. the Victory Med on, a, cramped, raft can _produce atures up to 1G7 degrees Our Navy magazine reports in
to sea level density. al, Grand Fleet Clasp, and the arm king water in iron uu to 10; heat which means that no I its 1 September edition that it
Every sensation of high-altitude American Defense Service Medal, minutes. One necessity which has j is strong enough to deteriorate has been informed by Captain,
flight has been similated-except Fleet Clasp badgered scientists has been the I them. Kirk of the Naval Clothing De-
motion, The "flight" had been Admiral Cook was detached recently creation of water under emergency i I The process Is amazingly simple pot at Brooklyn that grey cloth(
made In the Low Pressure Chamber Meanwhile Capt. Arthur conditions which shall be not only The survivor whose raft has j has already been obtained !and
which was the theoretical Gavin commandant of the Jack- saltless, but lacking in any chemi- 'been equipped with the apparatus quantity production will soon be
plane's cockpit. sonville Naval Air Station, had cal harmful to the drinker I dissolves one of the chemical com- started to convert the enlisted

The pilot was Pharmicist Mate been serving as acting chief of Na- The method hailed by the Navy I pounds in sea water in one of men's white uniform to grey
3rd Dagnault and the "crew" was val Air Operational Training as the greatest discovery of its the bags!,: and several elements in'' "It will take six months, how
kind since men went down to sea I the water are at once precipitated ever, before enough of the grey
comprised of Medical Officers and While serving as squadron com- in ships returns eleven parts of out of solution He then pours the :' uniforms will have. been completed
mander
at the with at the Naval
corpsmen Dispensary Academy,
water for part of chemical mixture into "
every another bag which to supply the Navy, Our
Robinson and his Admiral McFall also
Ensign assistant had the
dutyof expended. Theoretically, 17 parts contains a filter. Navy said.
Pharmacist's Mate 3rd F J. Farn- graduate of Athletics I
manager of water could be returned, but this The water is then saltless but is I "The purpose of this uniform,
oly on the "flight" inside the During his student he
days was a optimum is not possible on rafts still too alkaline to drink safely of course is to do away with
chamber and Lieut. W. S. Hanfordat star pitcher for the
Academy'sbaseball tossing on the surface of the sea, It is emptied into a third bag and the conspicuous undress vrhitea
the observation window watch- team.doctrinates .
the when weather and the state of the the first operation is repeated, excepting I I on shipboard during wartime.
ing carefully reactions of all
water may not be Ideal that a second chemical Is The move was made at the same
within.
men student airmen five or Four plastic bags are made use used Kneading and agitating the time that officers' working uniforms .
Climbing and descending in the six times a day in high-altitude of in the process. It Is possible: to water makes it possible for the were changed to grey, and .
chamber la simulated by drainingor flight Try breathing rarifled air-' use only two of the bags, which 'chemical to be thoroughly dispersed for the same reason. You will
flooding the chamber: with air. you'll find what a tough job these resemble clear rubber hot water after which the water is poured go on wearing whites for liberty -
Thus the Medical Department inIi men have. bottles and are worn round the into fourth bag; as in tho past",1CI :



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