Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: March 9, 1944
Frequency: weekly
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14 March will be a gala day in the'at 2200 from the small auditorium at NATTCenter

TUESDAY life of the Jacksonville Naval Air and to climax the day will stage a show at Mason

Bob Hope, internationally known radio Field at 2300 to conclude a gala Smoker scheduled

S star, will appear in four shows on that date. He is to start at 2100. Hope's 2200 broadcast from NAT' ,

scheduled to take part in the 1230 to 1300 Aircrew TCenter small auditorium will be "piped" by the

man program from the bandshell in front of the Public Address system to those assembled at Mason

Main Administration building; will appear at Field for the Smoker. Included in the Hope troupe

.. NATTCenter (the grinder) at 1430; will present his are: Frances Langford, motion picture star, of Lakeland

usual broadcast for WAVES Fla. Vera and Colona.
Tuesday evening only, Vague, Jerry

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VOL. 1, No 51 9 March, 1944

An Activity of the Naval Air Operational Training Command


;I 150 Aircrewmen To Get Wings At Exercises -Here Tuesday I

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Naval Personnel Here Four Men Here VICE-ADMIRAL MCCAINTO

; Reach Allotment Goal ; Get PromotionTo DELIVER ADDRESS

': {. Civilians Are Lauded CommandersCommanders DURING CEREMONIESOnehundredfifty

Aircrewmen graduates of the Naval Air
Naval personnel here have reached Hear Admiral A. C.
Operational Training Command, with headquarters on this
s, McFall's goal of 90 per cent participation in the Navy War Edward M.
Station will receive their at
wings a featuring: an
,, .\;. Bond allotment plan, it has been announced by the War Bond Shields personnel, now on officer active of dutyas the address by Vice-Admiral J. S. McCain, USN, Deputy Chiefof

' ::' office. Naval Operations (Air), next Tuesday 14 March, from
'. John E. Wal-
; : Latest tabulated figures show that 90 per cent of the officers Main Station, 1230 to 1300 at the Bandshell in
and men are now subscribed -- I rath, superintendent of the I front of the Main Administration
"' J to the allotment plan. It is the I Coming Naval Air Station Technical Train- To Speak building.
highest mark ever attained by Na- lag NATTC, Milton M. Coplan, Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs,
\ val personnel here. "Y head of the urology departmentat I USN The Chief of Naval Person
:; Captain Arthur Gavin commandant Ii the U. S. Naval Hospital, and I nel, has been invited to be presentfor
t extended his congratulations ""." .-'"\ Carl C. Garver, acting chief of the occasion
I' : i; to the civilian employes of the .' surgery at the U. S Naval Hos- Aviation Chief Radioman Josephde
Power Plants for being the first I I of surgery at the U. S. Naval Hospital I Luca, the first man in U. S
civilian department to win the r have recently been promotedfrom Naval aviation to receive his Air-
Commandent's Bond pennant the rank of Lieutenant Commander crewman wings, will appear briefly
I here on the program Chief de Luca is
H r:''' '. ..Power Plants was the first civ- I Comdr. Shields, who served as a iiI I at present at the Daytona Beach
1,$ \\f It i ilian group on this Station to Naval aviator during the first 'Naval Air Station.
r r. ; achieve this honor," Captain Ga- I World War, has been personnel officer I Tentative plans call for Bob
vin said. "Never at any time have of the Main Station since I Hope of screen and radio fame to
they held less than a second place I April, 1941, when he was called to appear on the program for a short
i position. At present 99.4 per cent I active duty. In the last war he I period of time.
'f total gross payrolls in War Bonds." I West and saw duty at Naval Air cast over the National Broadcasting :
rye .5 The commandant continued:; "It Stations at Chatham, Cape Cod System. in a coast to coast I
Is requested that you extend to I and Rockaway Beach While attached I hookup. 'II I
i Power Plant employees and to Mr. I to the Chatham Air Station -I I The program as tentatively announced .
i Lawrence R. Boyer who has so I in Massachusetts he was I but subject to any change
I. ably directed the War Bond pro- credited with making what was necessitated at the last moment
; gram in that department, my congratulations I believed to have been the first is as follows: I't..
May their support ofI' I aerial attack on a German submarine Introduction by NBC an- ,
.'tf' this program during the coming 4 OBob ,*. I nouncer. "
be notable as that of the & .. '" .. .' Star
l'' year as .L At present the commander Spangled Banner (Com :-
1ft past" Hope of international radio I liven" with his wife and two children I mandant's Band). :
;1' "y (Table on Page 4)) fame announced from Miami last Gayla, 10, and Townsend, Invocation-Commander R. K. i
Tuesday night that next week'sprogram I 11, aboard the Station lie also kL Marken. I'
t\1? h --- would emanate from lia a stepson, Ens. Nathan Naval Gunners' Song (male
Don't Let Jacksonville, and would be given I quartet). ,
> Express Hathaway, undergoing operational Vice-Admlral J S. McCain, USN
for the WAVES (Picture furnished at this base Welcome and introduction of
training Deputy Chief of Naval Operations p I'
n; :' Stay In Warehouse through courtesy of the Jack During World War I, Commander : (Air) will be the principal speak Chief de Luca by Captain Arthur i-:
1.j : : All hands have been directed to sonville Journal). Walrath served aboard the er on a program honoring Aircrew- Gavin, commandant ',s
'0.) call at the Railway Express USS Proteus and the USS Okla- I men which will be presented on Brief talk by Chief de Luco. .'11
"- J Agency, 1117 West Bay St., Jack- Plans For New homa in European waters. He later I this Station next Tuesday. (Picture Introduction of Rear Admiral
d' ,' sonvllle, and pick up express packages saw service in the USS Idaho furnished through courtesy A. C. McFall: by Captain Gavin. _
"c after and the USS Relief Brief address by Admiral Mo.i
as prompty as possible I of the Jacksonville Journal)
receiving notice from the express WAVE Uniforms He was recalled to active duty I I' Fall. t
agency that a package Is being in February, 1941 after being in Introduction of Rear .Admiral -1
held for themWarehouse Rules and regulations for the the Naval Reserve since 1922. He Boot 17 AlreadyExperienced Randall Jacobs by Captain Ga !i J
.t" space Is extremely wearing of the new WAVES' summer I wears the Victory Medal, the De- vin. (If Admr. Jacob! is able }
congested, and this cooperation 01'4 '\ uniforms will be quite similarto fense Medal, and the 20 year Naval to be present' ). ,
the part of naval personnel will be the order of last year, Lieut. Reserve Medal Vet Brief address by Admiral Ja t I
much appreciated by the Railway Gladys Price WAVES administrative Comdr. Walrath has been technical cobs. .
jjjxpreas Agency. officer, announced. training superintendent Amazing as it may sound, thereis Introduction of Bob Hope' by
Although no date has been set since April 1911. Prior to that, a fellow undergoing "boot"training Admiral \lcF&lI.:
the uni- lie was officer in charge of the here Newman Ervin Bob Hope on the air. for a
J." Buy, Buy War Bond as to the exact time new one short period. t '
Or forms will be considered the uni- Aviation :Metabmlth's School Hunt A. S., who has served with
O Bye, Bye Freedom Continuett on pace two here the United States Army for 17 Aw Mass elgh! ." dinging of "Anchors /
In Miami, Comdr. Coplan servedas months and 10 days in this war.
\ THE MARINE-A ONE MAN GANG chief of the department of This is all the more astounding McCain.Introduction of Vice Admiral
Continued on page certo I when it is discovered that Hunt is Main( address by Admiral Mo '
I only 17 years old. Cain. .t
Uy IMvId 7enoff, 2nd Lt, USMCU '!!!
start. Not numerically, but from Ii i Tra-La La La He joined the Army when he Following the main address by
(Pictures On Page 3)) a standpoint of training ability, I was 15 years of age, with his Admiral McCain, the program will
The United States Marine hasbeen and out and out physical strength, Beauteous Florence Kirk, mother's consent. This permissionwas go off the air and Admiral Mc.. ,
said to be the secret weaponof the Japs might just as well have I celebrated young American soprano "wrangled" from her only be- Fall will begin the presentation of I'l.
the war. It has also been said chewed their lice back on the home will be presented a cause she thought he was too Aircrewmen's wings to the graduates : 1
that his esprit des corps is the hearth in Tokyo. concert at 2000 tonight at the young and the Army would not from two squadrons on this .
answer, that the Marine is goodbecause It is not accident that the Der- Station _AH Saint Chapel and Continued OB page two I Continued .. pc tore i
he says so, and that all vish Devildogs get that way. The at the old Auditorium at NATrCenter -
that glitters is not gold because conditioning of the Marines is tomorow
nine times out of ten all that glitters planned as strategically as a ma- 2000. Keeping Up With The Navy's SmithsSmiths
will be a United States Marine jor offensive. Every Marine getsIt The concert at All Saint
whether he's a pick and shovel Chapel open to all Naval personnel predominate in the U. S. Navy, according a study of .
.' The truth Ls that while the yardbird or an administrative Due to limited Heating the personnel files maintained In the Field Brandt of the Bureau e
J Leatherneck says he is good, and clerk. As at Wake Island, every capacity, admittance to the of Supplier and Account in Cleveland, 0., for pay and accounting ..',
very modestly on occasion will tell Marine must be prepared to take NATTCenter performance will purposes.Out .
you he is the best the fact that over any job so long as it resultsIn bo by free ticket which are of the 2,474,502 officer and men listed In the fibs!! !In6
,,. 0 thinks so is not the reason he the killing of a- Jap. available at the Welfare Office are named Smith. The Joneses trail the Johnsons--11,035 to 15.04- r
the greatest fighting man in the The magic word in the Marine Comely MLsa Kirk, a youthful The Navy ha 20J men and women named "Seaman" and 2T
orld is Judo. Judo is a lethal others who It "Seamen." r
program Philadelphian, won operatic spell There are 13 "Sailors" and 24 wh+1
Secret combination of bayonet knife and fame with the New Opera| Company write It !"Sailer."
.ery Marine is a one man gang. club fighting, snap shooting, unarmed and as a soloist for To Two officer are named "Officer," but IS enlisted men have MIA r
on the Marines landed at Tarawa combat swimming and caninl; and she alto won coveted same J14 me. Another quartet from the rank were born "Captain.";
..,.' they were engaging in the forced marches. contract for opera| In two leading There are 71 'Tarrt" and one Tar"; seven "halts" and 11 *v vdpe.ll '
fiercest, bloodiest battle in the his- By the time a six months' course South American opera' It "Salt. The "Voeman family numbers :30 and the Ytin ;'
'}i.; tory of the United States but the is completed the student can enC hOUSeN.! man*" 31. J
t Japs were outnumbered from theati ..tln.*d .a pc ft*, And there are three Bluejacket .
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9 March 7
1944 j

T1VO Squadrons Receive Honor Pennants War Bond Honor Plans Wave For Uniforms New

"-aUaae. Fr.M Face 0.. .. .
Pennant Is Won' form of the day, the first onltai '
has been sent in and all WAVESwill
be required to have at leastone
k. By 2 SquadronsTwo uniform.
The uniform of grey and white
squadrons on this Station, seersucker is a one-piece droea
VPB2 (OTU) No 2, and VF-4 received with a separate long sleeved Jao
the War Bond Honor Pen- ket. It will probably be worn on
nant, denoting that at least 90 per the Station with no Jacket and
cent of the personnel are partici- no tie Off Station rules are tentatively
pating in the allotment plan, during set up as of last year so
44 Inspection ceremonies Satur- that the uniform may be worn

day morning. The presentationswere without Jacket and tie until 1SOO.
made by Captain Arthur Special rating badges of the
i Gavin, commandant.In same material as the uniform will
presenting the pennant to be worn on both the dress and
Lieut Walter Dean of VPB2, Cap- jacket and the hat tops will also
1tPh tain Gavin said that, "95 per cent be of seersucker.
of the officers and 93 per cent of Black pumps or oxfords will be

: h the men of this squadron are now worn with the summer uniforms.
purchasing bonds regularly throughthe Miss Price announced the new
allotment program. These per- summer unlfprm or last year's suit
centages are second to the highestever of cotton gabardine will be consid
n reported by any squadron on ered uniform.
this Station. The dress uniform will be the .
Squadron VF-4 showed remark- white suit, which was also worn "
able progress toward the attain- last year.

ment of the 90 per cent goal. On __
1 Jan. it had reached only 29 per
cent, but on 1 Feb. the figure was Boot 17 Already
56 per cent. Then came the mark
l > of 91 per cent on 1 March Experienced Veteran

"Your officers," said Capt. Ga- C.Btloued h.AI page sae
"X""t vin, "set a commendable example take him.
m with 100 per cent subscribing to Hunt says he took his basic
the allotment program. Your chiefs training at Shepherd Field, and
then followed through with an- then went to Fort Dix where he
}:'t I< > other 100 per cent. The enlistedmen had additional training before shipping .
many of whom are still un out for overseas duty.
k :4:4M :4fTwo rated with 90 per cent" He was assigned to the Aviation

i: : *; : Ensign Lawrence Hickey and Engineering Division which was
SI c Barbara Stroud received the repairing airdromes and building

i pennant for VF squadron runways He says that during this
+ w I period many of his friends who

were in aerial gunnery paid the
I preme! sacrifice but Hunt anxious
for another crack at the
enemy has volunteered and been
accepted for aerial gunnery train
At St \'Incent'. Hospital, Jacksonville ing here"Fastest".

Lt and Mn, WIlliam James Pattt I --
son a daughter, Margaret Taylor, born
Sunday, Feb, 27
Plane Built
S2c and Mn, John Kuhn, a son, David -
Wayne born Sunday Feb. 21
S2c and Mrs Walter \\ldeman. a From Wrecked Parts
son, Richard Lee, born Sunday Keb
and Mr. George W hippie) a
War Bond Honor Pennants were awarded to squadrons on this Station Saturday morning by I son, George Nicholas born BASE 7TH AAF, Central PacificA
Captain Arthur Gavin, commandant. Lieut. Col. John F. Dobbin (center), of VF-4, Ensign Lawrence ieb 27. wrecked Alracobra P-39 and
Hickey, left, and Sl/c Barbara Stroud proudly hold the pennant awarded their group for 90 per cent or S2c and Mrs Cecil Matthew sundaY'1 parts of other smashed planes were
ley daughter, Sharon
better participation in the allotment program. At top right, id Lieut. Walter Dean of VPB2 (OTU) 2, born' *Saturday Feb, 26, used here to build what is believed
who received the pennant from Capt. Gavin, as the representative of that squadron. ARM3c and Mrs Joseph to be the fastest fighter
son, Michael Joseph, born Monday, plane in the Pacific.
Ieb 28. Lt. Carl P. Murray, of Englewood "'
Lt. and Mrs. James R. Gould a son
James R, Jr' born J8AMMlc ,, N. J., test pilot of a fight
"Black Pulled The Wool
Sheep" OverJaps' and Mrs, l arNl Smith, er squadron, said the pepped-up
a daughter Virginia Ann born Mon plane "would go faster than any
day. Feb. 28
PhM3c and Mrs John Bochnlak:. a one was able to fly It."
Eyes; Capt. Case Bagged Eight daughter, Patricia Joan, born TuesdayAOM3c I Four hundred miles an hour
Ft'b. 29. would be "Just good cruising speed
and Mrs. Mario Canno 'ino,
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Capt. William N. Case, USMCR, a daughter born Wednesday March 1. : for the plane he said. It had been
and Mrs Walter! Dean a daugh- < stripped of all excess metal.
Vancouver, Wash., now a Naval I tet'J (', born Wednesday: March 1.i I Lieutenant Murry credited
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Air Operational Training instruc- Capt. Case Receives Award """" } T/Sgt. Harry Stahlke, of Wone-
tor at this Station, is one "BlackSheep V-Mall woc, Wis., with most of the con
Overseas operations have placeda struction work of the speedy air-
who spent his time bagging -
heavy burden on the Air Mail I craft. It was named Question Mark
: something besides wool. transportation facilities, and if i because no one really knows how
Flying with Marine ace Maj. more use is not made of V-Mail to I j fast it will go.
Gregory Bojlngton's "Black: and from overseas activities the I Methods used to create the su
Sheep" fighter squadron from Navy Department advises that it I per-speed of the plane were advisedly
Munda and the Russell Inlands, may become necessary to discontinue secret but officers were
up through October of last year, I the transportation of perI I willing to talk about its speed and
he is credited with personally de- sonal mail by air except V-Mail: : performance
Mrojing eight Jap planes, probably I I
downing another, and with I Honor Pennant Award
making many a fighter sweep,
strafing attack and patrol mission 1 1a I II

deep Into Jap-held terri I
Already awarded the Distinguished .
Flying Cross and the Purple -
Heart, Capt. Case has also been
recommended for the Air Medal as f i
reward for the impressive role he
played in the drive on Munda and aw
the consolidation of U. S. gains in

that area. The spectacular story __ M I\ ,
of the successes he racked up dur- _
ing his th>rd tour of frontline duty
shines through the terse, official -
language of his DFC citation likea 1' '
landing light through a 500-foot tJ
overcast. The one-two regularity t.
of his accomplishments Is readily r.

shown by the following excerpts t I
from the citation
"On September 16, while on .y
strike cover, he engaged enemy
intercepting fighters and probablyshot
down one Zero. :
On September 18, he intercepted I II1TT ,
a numerically superior I _

formation of enemy plane* and i ,
destroyed one Zero.
"On September 27 he assistedin -. -
driving off a formation of en- previous action, during his second quired-an the days at the front }
emy fighters attacking our bombers frontline tour of ,duty, when he lengthened so did the string of &
and destroyed one of them. shot down an enemy fighter plane. I Jap flaps on the fuselages of the .,. .t'
"Again on October 11 he accounted The events Ujat} led up to Captain Marine Corsair When the tour
: for another Zero. Case's hectic! 40 days !WIth the was brought to a close at the a
". On October 14 he was at- "Black Sheep began in the spring end of July, 19-tS, the box score
tacked by two Zeros, of which he of 1943, when he Joined a Marine stood at: Jap combat losses: 51; 1" te: .4a .
shot one down. Fighting Squadron on Guadalcanal Marine combat losses: 2. I 4

"Again on October 15, while on Although theofficer and senior In spite of the impressive record Capt J. B. Lynch (right), presents NATTC War Bond Honor Pennant -
patrol, he intercepted a force of enlisted personnel remained the of his squadron Captain Case to Lieut. R. E. Parker, senior section leader of the Aviation
fighters and sent two of them same, the squadron number was had still to hit his stride. lie says: nery Officers' School. Personnel at the AGO school reached W'Gun.i
crashing Into the sea. changed. It also acquired a name: "I always happened to be where their drive toward 100% War Bond allotment goal. Capt. Lynch, accompanied ,
". On October 18, he was the "Bucket of Blood Boys"; and the Japs weren't, or vice versa." by Comdr. J. E. Walrath, superintendent of technical training -
seriously ,wounded, but succeededIn an Insignia A marine bulldog But there was one notable exception and Lt. Cl"dr'F.. Finney, brigade, commander, and iLieut Arthur -
Zero." licking a bucket of blood -the July 16th 200-plane Bennett (
destroying one more right), O-in-C of the AGO school, attended the
All this was in addition to a And that wasn't all they ac (ontinnrd on pt. four ptesentatlon ceremonies.


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9 March, 1944 MX AIR NEWS Page Three

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F. Hans Wiegand, SpT)1c( ) 1 Is Crowned Hard Days Ahead For Tojo


Champ In The Station "Daddy Derby" .. .._ .. .
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If two 8 company and three s : :
S a crowd, then Hans, Wiegand .
has an "army" all of his own.

Wiegand, SpTlc.) finished
first In the Jar Air News "Dad

dy Derby" to find the father on I d
the Station ,with the most!' children.

"The Champ" has five sons .
and three daughters and if It's p .a. 'uY.SV.usrwwY.Ws

not an army, nt least It's a full

". squad.
', Trailing Wlegand by one

q' length in the Daddy Derby were
.. two tailors with seven children I
It:' each S2c Sanford Ball of T-l I I II
,:r'l''':, and S2c David Ritter of Recruit QUESTIONS
\':-': Center. I

'WiegaiMl Is assigned) toGO I i (ANSWERS ARE PRINTED ON
4 School here. Before volunteeringfor 1
J ., PAGE 8.)
Navy duty 13 months ago, 1. None of these capitals are
tie was employed bj' the Water- so far away from the United

town, N. Y., fire department.The States. Can you name the "coun-
prolific 48-j'ear-old papa tries" in which you'd visit Port-

served In the U. S. Army duringthe au-Prince, Kingston, Santa Dom-
first \\'orld'ar, but the ingo, Nassau, Juneau and Victoria.
Uiegands are all Navy now. Two Get three out of six + ri ...A.t .
sons are at sea with the fleet
.. 2. Can you further Identify these
and the oldest daughter, Mrs.
friends of the movie world Bette
Wilmar Wiegand Thointon, Is!
Jane whose last is the
name sameas
working In Crew Disbursing Office.
Miss Garson's first; Fred who
Sergeant Thornton
has the same last Mr.Jones' .
name as
her husband is overseas with the
first; and Madeleine whose
Armj. last Is the Miss Landis'
name same as -
Here are the Wiegands! of
first. In some cases the spell-
Water town:
ings are a bit different, but the
i i Mabel P. Wiegand, wife. t'
t Wilrnar Thornton oldest' names sound just alike. Can you 4+F a *' ; ; F R!
{ daughter. I name the six?

I WJlbert, 2?, I'HMlc, now In I 3. How many active major league
the Atlantic theatre. I baseball managers have enlistedor

tljde, 18, aboard a ship In the have been drafted into the : 't ,
I'ac.tlc. armed forces in World War II* 4FP h a f.

Mutli. 17.Shirley 4. You will find "In God We ;

15. Trust" on pennies, dimes, quartersand
Ronald, 11. half dollars but the words do
Robert, 10. not appear on the Indian head + A-tV

And the "babv," George, 8. nickel True .or false I
D. As a child you probably would
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I have given your "kingdom" for the .
handsome horse advertised hereIn .
Convenience which of your storybooks did

you make his acquaintance ?
FOR SALE-Rldlnx or carriage horse
Navy Personnel trained for both riding and driving I
Gentle yet splilted Handsome. bright
black with one white foot and star on

Served By BankMuth forehead 6 A Navy; summary court j l :

martial consists of:
A Three officers below the
( ) not rank
time will be saved the
personnel of ensign and of a recorder. I
on this Station by using the (B) Not less than five nor more than tt4 x L snaM
Facility Office in Building 39 es 13 commissioned officers' I Y
(C) Three officers, either commls-
tablished by the Barnett National stoned or warrant, one full Commander I : k
Bank of Jacksonville for the purpose and a recorder.
of furnishing greater accomo- 7. How many World War II .
dations to the men in the armed Navy men have won the Congressional : : :: .
forces who are based'here Medal of Honor up to this 'vj

''''1. hours on Monday, Tuesdayana month: 43, 128 1,003, or 4,511 '

Wednesday are from 11 a. m. 8. Who wrote "Gone With the p* .
a to ;, p. m. and on Thursday, Friday Wind*" s Rw y Fein t
and Saturday from 11 a. m D. You've all seen eyefuls like 44

to 5 n m. Betty Grable, Alice Faye, Baibara
tee hours were adopted as a Stanwyck Joan Blondell and An I
result of considerable investigation nabella on the screen, but can you
as to what time would better furnish the names of their husbands I

suit the personnel at the Station. ?
The banking hours in Jacksonville\ 10 Match these columns correctly. -

are from 9:30 a m. to 1:30 p. m, The names of the states in Col-
except Saturdays when they are umn one were taken from the
from 9 a. m, to 12 noon language in column'two
Both savings and checking account a. Rhode Island \'. Latin.b. The Marines under instruction at the Marine Aviation Detachment put on a demonstration of their judo
deposits will be received at Idaho. w,. Dutch program. As the accompanying article explains, the above picture strip represents knife combat defense.
Office c. Florida x French Indian The demonstration, staged before Capt. Lynch CO of NATTC Lt. Col W T. Evans, CO of the Marine
the Facility on the Station. d. Vermont y.
Exchange and Cashier's checks can c. Montana z. Spanish. Aviation Detachment, and officers of the Technical Training Center. was an outline of the famous Marine

be arranged for In case the personnel t t judo combat conditioning program, designed to out jiu-jitsu the jiu-jitsuers

wishes to send money away Mall Easter Cards Now
| Easter to soldiers I ticularly those regarded as potential
greetings NATTC Men Helped By Red Cross Are
Buy, lluv War Bonds overseas should be mailed immediately combat areas The information -
desired consists of two types,
to assure delivery by Easter
Sunday, 9 April the War Depart- In Turn Urged To Assist That Body photographs' and factual" material
"I actual material, says Intelligence -
Bye, If)v *'rtfedom I ment announced
I An American at "
censor an over- would include information
-- -- seas station recently ran across problems concern financial difficulties regarding non-military

Bulkhead Arrives At NATTC thls'passage in a service man's let- Since the first of the year industries which have been diverted
ter, 'Dear Mom: When you get over 70 emergency loans and to military use, beeches'
your next allotment from me grants have been made to Train- and landmarks! the type of terrain -

through the government, I hope ing Center personnel. description of the beaches 1

> .. you'll take it downtown and giveit Thousands of our fighters have in detail at high, low, medium
,;-t : ... ... -.., ..... ': < t to the Red Cross War Fund," been given a lift by this agency and extreme tides, type of bottom I
: ''! ;00 No reason was given in the let- and our enlisted men and leadersare I and !
"",, :: : ... ,. description height of
1 1
/ ter as to what prompted the grateful lavish In their praise of the
"Y. .. ... escarpments, and other
,. 'r feeling toward the Red Cross. For instance
........ ... agency physical obstructions! machinery -
'f' ... ..: Alexander
Gen A.
f1 'I ) t.- : ... : Without doubt the Red Cross had IJeut.j In repair shops, power plants,
f t ; aided this lad in one of its many rine Corps Commandant, etc., in thosfc areas which
t '; .,.; Wic.J" hundreds of ways Perhaps by sup- have seen the Red Cross be Invaded, airports, seaplane
plying blood plasma at a critical providing cheer, comfort and rec- bases, .. _:J time. Or maybe a coffee and reation; acting as a link betweenmen political Information 1
doughnut handout near the front and their families at home: to
; According Intelligence the
tl 'JJf lines. helping to relieve suffering; and countries and areas of primary Interest -
\ : ; This incident is just one of the doing hundred other things to are Japan Japanese occu-
scores that occur single'day. minister to the welfare of AmerIcan -
.. every
-- ;;;: % h. pied territory Pacific islands in
f /
I t all of them a tribute to the vital men In uniform. And I have the combat zone, the Balkans,
'" J.--- S -j I part the Red Cross is playing In a seen the Red Cross give men- Axis-held Italy, and France.
.. I world at war through blood plasma-the. gift of All personnel, naval and civilian, ,
_r The of NATTC also hate life itself
men of this Station .
t or auxiliary stations
r"Q j their appreciation of the fled It's'ery easy to see the Red who have t
such Information
: I IK. I Cross, and their contributions In Cross Is doing its part-even more or know of who do
.. 1"I ; tl l.i! r-1M '" I the current War Fund Campaign than its.share, So let's all do ours. have are requested persons to immediately

t ;.". 'R are starting to roll It. It Is hoped -..... notify the Station Intelligence officer -

...,,' ,: :f' Jitt( ; ;', ) I that funds will continue to pour at extension 8302, If living:

: ', ;; ,..4 .:.'..,,' ......... > I has In until given every to the man limit.at NATTC Intelligence Is in Jacksonville and if it is more
I convenient call the Naval Intel-
......' ,< 1' ., In this manner they not only are ligence Office (telephone 5-7170),

'. .,," ... : aiding their shipmates all over the Again In QuestOf 830 Lynch Building.
.",<"Ytil"<1tLfi'"<..<....1"N. -.; ,,,,,,,-> .,', : /' J. .: ,,' world but also themselves. Every _
.,. ... \ s 2t- -
;' : :;; ?".; da yan average of 15: NATTC men ;
visit the Red Cioss office at the InformationNaval NEW GUINEA
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Training Center and In
seeking ,
;, ,. ; ; I Howard Ostler, of Chelsea, Mass.,
t3 most cases, finding solutions to Intelligence, reiterating shot down two
Jap planes in a raid
,....... ...\: ......* \. ..... ) pressing Individual problems Vic- requests which have been made be- over Wewak. He returned to his 1
r' '.' .t"<"."' "'.<,)0. tor R. Sheldon, assistant field director fore on several occasions, again is base and found a notice directing-
t' :1. In charge of the NAT1C office asking for all information possible him to report to the

/"The fellows, I at my barracks. said you'd hold this for me, Sir." has revealed A number of the regarding foreign countries, par- clay, to qualify as a gunner.range next' I


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IVrsonnel at the Naval Air Station the Naval Air Technical By COMMANDER R. R. MARKEN, (ChC), USN
Training Center the Headquarters of the Naval AirOperational ,
Training Command Naval Auxiliary Air Sta :
lien. Green Cove s.ft'n Naval Auxiliary Air Station You Are Set Apart (
Cecil Field Naval School, the U. S. Naval l
Hospital, and Naval Auxiliary Air Facilities. MavporU When a man leaves civilian life for a cruise in '

the naval service, he is given a uniform which sets .
Rear Admiral Andrew C McFall. USN
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training him apart from other men. On leave and among his w'
friends, those who see him in every walk of life win
Captain Arthur Gavin USN. judge the Navy by him.
Commandant. How a man acts when he is on leave or liberty is
Jacksonville Naval Air Station
no longer his own business. It is the business Ctt
Captain Joseph B Lynch. A-VG). USNR. L every sailor in the Navy, and, likewise every Amer..
Commanding Officer i- lean The American people pay taxes to support the "
Naval Air Technical Training Center American Navy. The Navy is their insurance against -'

Captain John J. O'Malley (MC), USN. invasion and the first line of our defense. The American
Commanding >:: rCwunandn public takes a sence of security and pride in
U. S, Naval t.- their Navy, and when they see a member of the ..

Edward E. Do1e< Commanding Officer I e have a feeling of pride and point to that Individualand t)
Naval Air Gunners' School 1 a say, "That is my Navy." On the other hand, .

Commander William H. Ash ford, Jr., USN. when they see a man in uniform who is bringing dis '
Commanding Officer credit not only upon himself but upon others in the
Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Green Cove Springs service by his behavior, becoming drunk, using loud)

Commander Samuel G. )Mitchell Naval Personnel Reach Goal and boisterous language, slimy words, it hurts their
Commanding Officer. feelings to see men in the naval service: behaving in ,'
Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Cecil Field t
Officers )4ea Total such an un-American way. ..x;:
Lieut. Col. Chester I* Gawne. L'SMC (Ret). Naval Air Gunners School 100 HO 100 Some time ago it tea estimated that on a certain.
Commanding Office** Aircraft Del. Unit 100 ]Ili 100 60,000 Bluejackets
day approximately were lib
Marine Barracks "Public Works 300 HO 300 on ,
"St. Augustine Field 1(0JOO 100 100 trty in San Francisco. A careful check was made :
Lieut Col William T. Evans USMC (Ret)., :Transportation: 3(0 au> to see how many were acting in such a way as to :,
ComJl1&ndlne Officers Recruiting Center 100 !J {19
Marine Aviation Detachment Ships Co. :Ito) 3r( ) :300 briny disgrace upon the uniform they wore. The M
Recruits s !'! survey produced the following results: out of np. ;t+>\
The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service "n'-4 JOO I4 !6 proxImately 60,000 sailors in uniform, there were ;
material.' Republication of credited matter prohibited Marine VPB No.Barracks 1 NO 83 94!'6 94!14 less than 100 of that total number who were a dw .:

42nd without St.,permission N. y C of c.' s. War Department, 305 Eo VPB2 No. :1 I .c"VF 's 94 credit to the uniform they wore. Yet, the thousands ;:1:
Mn 1 1
-No.4' 3(4) 91 93Executlve of other self-respecting Bluejackets were forced to :i
Department 9.1 !\1 suffer in the estimation of many people of that cite ";U
They Won't Forget ..X-1 Division )100 fd 92'Aviation because of the action of a few whose behavior tr That people on the "outside" aren't for- Training T.l 0 92 91"Lee questioned a
the eternal debt that will No.Field.5 AAS 'n 70 ''p What we do on liberty is the business of everjoneon 10\.\
getting they owe
Cecil Field AAS is tf'J b6Physlasl the Navy and everyone in the country. It is our
every man in uniform was demonstratedthis Training 100 74 M business to see that our actions bring only credit

week with the introduction in Congressof .Yard( .1 Department 92% : Y-2 84 ; : T-3100% : Y-I ! several bonus and rehabilitation bills for and Gunnery 67 to:1): SS. Navy. In the name of the shipmates we have
Communications f,6 Wi 84 lost in this war, let us walk with our heads erect and

servicemen.Five Supply(S-1 90'x: 5-2 PA%" : S-5 80% : S-I 56%; S-5 l0S-6 79 f1 : S 7 fS! % ;i78 resolve that none of us shall ever be guilty of bring. '
veteran's organizations are behinda 508 49'; : 5-9 98% ; 5-10 OO ,; Supply Bldl. Officers 71%; Coast ing discredit upon the naval sen-ice. ',
to in the service three dol- Guard 24%.)
plan pay men Medical 52.: 75 77
lars a day for domestic service and four Assembly and Repair 98 "i3 74Mayport i. {
I Divine Services :
AAF 93 i :72 t tPut.a.t
dollars for overseas, with maximum limitsof Aviation Training T-2 83 70'Naval r

$3,500 and $4,500, respectively. Those receiving Hospital TOTAL :: 0!5 0!NGRAND %

wounds will receive an additional .. Received Commandant' Pennant 07TO-Holy ClIap.l Communion.: 1'h.tla Reid sad Itlr.I..lIa Averse,
Eligible to receive Pennant.
$500. 083O--Recruit Divine service
0930-Training Center Divine strike ,;,
The American Legion has still another Black Sheep Pulled bit and let him have it. He caughton 0930-Sunday School (small chapel).
fire. I then flew around a bit 1045 Oners! Divine service ,;
It does not for out- .
provide large
proposal. 1845 .
Wool Over Jap's Eyes until I another Corsair -Vesper ser\lc 4
right payments but attempts to reach the picked up Catbol/c/ Chapel: Msstl' Read sad Blrml..k si. Altai. a
and went back
C..t.la.e Stem page tw. we together. OG.1O-Mass.
same goal of repaying the man in uniformfor strike: on the Jap base at Kahili. For October 11, the citation 0700 0830-1.1315-Maw. ,

his service during the nation's most se- This raid, which was the first big says: "He accounted for another (".TO-Mass.J100 '

rious crisis. Unemployment insurance, edu- attack on Kahill, went off the way. Zero." -Mas*, .
Case describe* it: "I was flyIng 1700-MassIhrUtlan ;"t r
raid should. The American force
cational grants, I loans, etc., are included in a consisting of approximately 100 wing on Major Uojington Avenue> tlexe !'Ser!Iff: Masks Reid sad Dlmlitt>Mt

the Legion bill. bombers and 100 fighters, was opposed this time. We were making a 1100-Small chapel
Of course all of these are still in the "talk- by from 80 to 90 Zeros. Captain fighter sweep in conjunctionwith Jewish' feenlce: Small Chapel (Muslin: Road and<

ing" stage. But it is encouraging to see that Case's squadron got 11 of the a bombing at tax'k. Soon we Birmingham Avenue).
frighted about 20 Zero about 1800-Sabbath Service .
laps without loss. Captain Case j
plans are being made now to make the ad- got; one. 2000 feet above us. They went )810-) Sabbath Service (Saturday)'.

justment from military to civilian life easier That was the only contact with right on by without making an 730-Devotions (Tuesday) NAGS and Cecil held

for every soldier, sailor and marine. It is the enemy that Captain Case had attack, MI we turned up after 730--Devotions (Thursday) Green Cove Springs. t '

one of the best ways to boost the moraleof during his second tour of duty at them. Together;: we went in,
the front. But he really found the Miooting down one plane. Bo>'-
the American fighting men all over the war in the third act of his combat ington told me later that he From Other Papers j '

;world. career. The setting was the Russell hadn't had hU gun switches on, ,
Islands, where the squadron 80 I got credit for the Zero '
"By the Bojington Visits Purcell
way wa
was based, :Munda Point, from t.
Singers NeededIn where it operated part of the time. a real combat flier- >en better Rear Admiral A. C. McFall, Chief of Naval Air! ;s .
another part of the paper is an appealby The squadron name this time than his !wore of 26 Indicates I Operational Training plans to visit this station on

Frank Marsteller for more men to join his was the "Black Sheep," and Major remember wing on October him 12, I wasflying Tuesday, 29 February. He will arrive at the Naval .4 c..
on again, andI
Boyington was the skipper. Air Gunners' School 'about 1700, at which time lie ,:..
chorus that "The Crucification" can be watched him into for-
so go a Jap wilt make y
While he was with the "Black a working inspection of this activity. !
presented on Easter Sunday. It is an appeal heep''Captain Case was in shooting mation of 22 Zeros with only me BAM, NAGS, Purcell. I
fM protection, and shoot down
that should not go unanswered.In contacts with the enemy-and three' of them. --..

a military establishment such as this, it tangled with enough Japs to makeup For October 14 the citation says"He : Calculation -- "
the inaction of his first two
is difficult to plan on anyone remaining here tours of duty. was attacked by two"Zeros, of Out of Corpus Christi comes this wild tale of at

permanentlj' Shifting personnel make this The first contact came on September which Cane's he shot one down. cadet's extreme nonchalance. He was demonstrate

impossible. So, if we are to have such noble 16. an od-faAhloi1t'd df'6t'riptlonrhlll dogfight. was ing for the first time his skill as a navigator on a

things as "The Crucification" presented on The citation says: "While on wingman and I, alone, ran Into My big Navy plane. After getting his figures ] :
strike cover, he engaged enemy I confused, he called out to the pilot: hopelessly
Easter, it all depends on you. Your coopera- and probably two lone Zeros and tangled" with "Take 1
intercepting fighters your cap oft
them. I you.
got one
tion and of such worthwhile project 1
support a shot down one Zero. I For October 18 the "My cap why ?

is needed What are you going to do For September 18, the citation "He was seriously wounded citation ,says but: "Because according to my calculations we .,.. 41 1. (
about it? says: "He intercepted a numerically succeeded in destroying one now entering Corpus Christi Cathedral-PV
more I'
superior formation of enemy VEE, Lake City.
Zero. ;
SiGood fighter plane and destroyed one i
Case describes it: "This was another --
Behavior '
Zero." fighter sweep. We found the Free Tickets
According to one of our staff writers who Case describes It: "This time we Japs close to the water and went

i just returned from leave, conductors on the were on patrol over Vella La Vella. into another swirling dogfight. 1 Many men at the station have been curious '-
Our division was the first to make got one Jap and then it happened: about the source of all the free tickets to '*
trains speak very highly of the conduct of contact with about 30 Jap bombers a Jap 7-7 shell burst through the '.
Naval personnel while traveling. It is some- and 40-50 Zeros. After radioingthe plexiglas canopy over my head amusements and entertainment that are dis. j ,

thing that we can all be proud of, whetherwe position of the Jap force we at- and broke glass all over me. It nbuted through the Chicago Service Men's :

wear the seaman stripe or the three full tacked-making a pass at the last then hit the bullet-proof windshield Centers. Obtaining free admittance and disributmg ,;;;j
bomber in the formation. As we
from the inside and
gold stripes of a commander. went in the bombers' fighter cover down onto the gunsight ricocheted causing an average of 30,000 tickets each ,\

However, it should be obvious to all of us went after us and we ducked into it to virtually disintegrate into week is quite a job and service men are aware r

that to merit such praise we can not affordto a cloud where our division became powdered glass. Although I wasn't of the great effort being put forth in their 1J

rest on our laurels. 'We have a greater obligation separated."It was. bide and seek fore filled cut very the badly cockpit this powdered and I had glass to ''ehalf.-THE. LOG, Navy Pier, Chicago. jj ;.

not only to the service which w while. Finally I joined up with a dive out of the fight. That was .

represent but to ourselves as :well, to try strange formation of Corsairs, my last engaagement before returning Veteran Check
where I noticed a Zero getting on home"
even harder to behave as ladies and gentlemen -
section leaders tail. I Chief Radioman Communications ',
of where It is my new -1 j.| E. H. Cull, of the
, regardless we are. some- out and Jumped the Zero.
railed ;; "hobo '
USO Show Coming Dept.
recently received a
thing that was expected from us in civilian He headed for a cloud and I followed A USO show, check that tWBr .
featuring Chi- had around
a followed him
life, why should things be different now? him right in. When we came
nese magician, an English
out the other side I was within come for 16 years I Issued by a life
Yes give ourselves dian a feminine
we can a pat on master of ceremonies '
four feet of him. He divide
apparently and company in Minneapolis as a policy
the back. But in our enthusiasm let us not entertainers, is
seemed to think he had shaken men the
check is .
scheduled for the dated
NATTC Audi September 27
relax and find oursleves instead with ,
a the cloud for he took no evasive torium short
on Thursday, 16 March at time before Chief Cull entered the U. S-
. broken arm tactics. So I just dropped back a 1500 and 2000


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Prize-Winner % f ( AMUSEMENT CALENDAR \

jmCjZ- V Today-"Action In Arabia,'' George Sanders, Virginia Bruce (1I(1

\ : Sunday-"Lady in the Dark," Ginger Rogers' (13)). -*
'J 1 l\londay-u."urple Heart," Dona Andrews (14)),
( n Tut'fiday-"Vol In the Wind," Sigrid Gurre (IS).
Wednesday-"Cowboy Canteen," All-Star Cast (17).

Thursday-"Here Cornea Elmer," Al Pearce
"Nabonga," Fin Dorsey (Student Officers' Aud. only), ?i
",,:. r gt 4 Y : IT Eleanor Powell and Bed
< : THURSDAY, 1800, 2000-"I DOOD ,
'. -- .. = 'i, I Skelton. A musical comedy.
: ; ... .., : ''
Donna Reed, Robert Walker, Keenanynne.- A page-by-pajrfl!
By STEVE KALAGIAN. Y2c photographic picture of the real Fvt. Hargrove best gelling booK
of a reporter after induction
about the
experiences newspaper
.M One of the readers of this column suggests that a tennis Into the
!qEe : tournament among enlisted men and WAVES would be a good SUNDAY, 1500-"\"OODOO MEN," Bella Lugool l, John Carradlne, and

recreation idea for this station. His plan is to have a singles Wanda McKay. A mildly Interesting Larro comedy

tournament and then have the winners pair off for a mixed 1800, 2000-"ESCAPE TO DAGGER," Ann Dvorak.. A British film

doubles affair.He dealing with the wartime operations- of Scotland Yard.

MONDAY, 1800, 2000-"ACTION IN ARABIA," George Sanders ,and
recommends that this column
x tr American man
Bruce The adventures of an newspaper
conduct a poll on the station reaction and one of its suburbs, Cudahy Virginia in Damascus.
who encounters the fifth column .
to his proposal. What da Many merchants, night clubs, and
Pt F ?s ti you think about it 1 JUst drop me a even grocery stores, voluntarily TUESDAY-Program to be announced later.
note and if enough interest \\a: charge servicemen less than they WEDNESDAY, 1800, 2000-(Shows are scheduled for the old Audi-'

shown, we'll see what can be done do civilians. And the courtesy to torium (Bid?. 513). Watch Morning Orders for confirmation).
.We've about it. anyone who wears Uncle Sam's "LADY IN THE DARK," Ginger Rogers and Ray )Hand. A Technicolor .

uniform is almost unbelievable study of the phy"chosen, fixations and Inhibitions whit'ft

L: A few days ago a MAA dialed Ask anyone who's! been there. complicate the romantic interests of a lonely young lady.

.. I a number which he thought was .. Other EntertainmentMAIN
.:,' HIT OF THE UEEK-A boat.swain's
,' Public Works
the trouble
mate walked into Ship'sService
When feminine voice SIDE
a an
sat down In one of the
been getting so many pictures
swered, he still didn't catch on. He 2000. Florence Kirk Concert, All Saint Chapel.
of Ramsay Ames that we booths and waited. A few mo- Thursday, -
thought you might want to take immediately that the went into his facilitiesfor complaint ments later he Impatiently started 'rlday-oym available for basketball in the morning; league gamrg

another look at her. One of her shaving pounding on the table. When In the afternoon and night.
the men in his barracks were asked available for basketball all day. Ship's Dance at
pictures won first place as the one of the colored help Saturday-Gym
order and would
out of
they please
him what he wanted, It turned night.
"best art of the Any
pin-up year
send to fix it.
some one up NATTC t !
? out that he was waitingtable
arguments The WAVE the other end
service. of all
Imagine, places,
of the wire listened patientlyand table service at Ship's ServIce Friday, 1600, 2200-Athletic Night.
Breezes then very sweetly said, "I'm :2JJOO-OKI Auditorium, Miss Florence Kirk, young and attractiveMetropolitan

sorry, but this Is the Chaplain's Our attention has been calledto Soprano will give concert. Free ticket are available -

Office We may fix up a lot of the fact that not enough at the Welfare Office. Due to the limited seating. capacity

Salty Humor From things/ but we haven't yet taken; WAVES attend the dancing classes It is advisable to get tickets at. once.
men's bathrooms In our Itin I,
Here And There which are held every Tuesday

erary. night What's the matter, gills, r

Mistaken IdentityA bashful
small boy carrying a basket At the Milwaukee USO three
because he thinks the Marinehasn't
got on the train for Tampa the meals a day are served to all men All the conductors, porters, The MarineAOne gotten the word. So he

ether morning. He found the car and women in uniform absolutelyfree brakemen, etc, on the train to Man Gang
full and stood in the aisle as if of charge. Also, there are always Chicago were loud in their praiseof comes in fast, knife up and ready

uncertain what to do. I available free candy bars,, the gentlemanly manner in CBtiao from pace o.e fighting, Is to slash The Marine sidesteps
back alley
A sailor who wad occupying a peanuts and other delicacies. At which sailors, marines and WAVES gage able to any handle himself in the throws his left wrist across the
t his beside him, put this same USO you can get free
seat with grip conduct themselves on their trains. hand to hand
dirtiest knife
roughest, wrist of the Jap, thus block
movie and theatre tickets
floor and the boy'sbaJket prac
the grip on the "Why, they're better behaved Is conceivable to a
on the rack above his head tically any time you want them,, than many ctnZHWw," the pullman combat that admitted can think ing the down sweep; With the
who it Is ,
and offered the lad part of his seat. and your uniform* is pressed without conductor declared.SlUOHIESThe. Jap a, few, nasty tricks.A free hand, the Marine reaches urn,.

Presently, the sailor felt somethingtrlcklil'l any expense. up Few ExercisesThe der the blocked arm of the Jap
: down on his head from But if you should mm going to Florida sunshine starts out
principle it than
Judo grabs gives a slightly more
the basket above. the USO, the best Milwaukee theatres really felt good after the if is
the that a man
"My boy," said he, "your picklesare which charge 65 cents at cold, cloudy weather up North with in he's premise got a head start. So gentle twist, and Nip not only
night for civilians take only 28 shape drops the knife, he is thrown
leaking. According to YANK, the the Marine 1 is put !Jn snape He gtts
around off balance.
"Them ain't pickles," replied the cents from aerticemeti. Army Weekly, captured Ger- accelerated calisthenics. They are
Now the Marine Isn't through
"Them's puppies. officers rate salute from
boy. man a exercises. At
All men in uniform receive a American enlisted men Sev- more than setting up the there. He maintains his grip on tho
reception both in Milwaukeeit some bases, depending upon twisted arm and shifting his hip
'. Custom Party eral men from this station wereMla'f'd forced marches are ;
type of duty, i out pulls the Jap over on his back.
-. Y3cWhat did your girl wear back from ,
coming Day- One
to hired girl-and then I used to build up endurance. I
Beaux Arts Ball ? our See picture number three at the
to the
: tona because of the train wreck
.:r officers' schoolat
it and it to wife! of the "features" of
got gave my bottom. Note the various steps in
She a
AMM3c- wore paper . A sailor, who comes from mile
You'd better do something Quantico Is a "
..' dress I each "Jap, one about to be
Atlanta tried to
', Y3c-What did you do after the I about him. Good" Lord, maybe 1 on, the train convert to the everybody belief- (Virginia) country with full, forced field march transport thrown, anpther still in the air, ant
I have it now. (semi-run)
? one already on the ground.
_' dance that l1J1""auk'al" the 'best .
AMM3c-Oh, we went out on a liberty town in the United Once pack in condition(80 pounds, the) Marine is Ah, but we, the Marines, are
",, tear. not through yet. We say to ourselves
Pay Line Gossip States.' But the only thing then given instruction and prac-
Overheard in pay line: wrong with it, he said, IH thatIt tical work in each phase of fight- "Now this is a heluva note
;; It's A Fact "Ya see, ya hafta have a !sys should be below the Mason. This on for six I got this gizmo on the ground.
"t During wartime, or when the tem." Dixon line Glenview Air Station .- ing.months. Basically, go the element ofsurprise I What now, oh, master, what npw."

President deems it necessary, the "Whattaya mean-system?" Is a small but neat station, a thorough knowledge A Sick Nip
'y: Coast Guard is transferred from "Well I'm only gettin' five bucks only a half hour's ride from Chi- of vulnerable plus points of the I So Mr. Leatherneck notes that

, the Treasury Department to the today, an' with that, I can do noth- cago. The men stationed there human body are the prime factorsof the yellow arm he holds is out
, and acts es part stretched by reason of being twisted.
:J< Navy Department ln'-right? don't mind admitting that it's Judo. I
;1 cf the Navy. "Right." good duty A sailor from Killing isn't the only objective So he brings his knee up
-.;, I send the five to sharply and with pointed finesse:
"Okay So my Florida who had never seen is desirable to maim
Often, it more
i; Strange she thinks I'm a fakrhaired could the the point of impact being the backof
ma, snow hardly sleep second < than to kill and when it comes to
!; Bomb Loader: "That's funny, boyan' sends back ten." night waiting to see the the Marine can pull outa the elbow Joint. Result; broken
: when I told him my nickname he "Then what?" snow When we finally arrivedin jaw bone better than a dentist elbow joint, causing pain, discomfort

,': rtarted to run." "I send ma's tenner to pa, that Glenview, he picked up a At least he is faster, because a I neuralgia, and principally
< Bombardier: "What is your nick puts me in the golden chair with handful of the "white stuff" and dentist uses a tool while a :Marine and what the Marine wanted in

name7"Bomb him an' he shoots back twenty." crushing It In his hands said merely uses his hands. It's"ery I the first place, incapacitation.

Loader. "Butterfingers, "Then what?" "So, this is what I've been hearing once you know how. How does the Marine Corps go

I why 1'Some "I get liberty an' pick up my about all these years .. easy Take the accompanying strip of. about making* these one man

I -- girl. Compared to Jacksonville there pictures. The lads with the clubs : gangs? Hand picked officers and

MessTwo "Then what?" are no shortages! In Chicago orMilwaukee are Japs coming at "Maleney" witha enlisted men are trained under the
aristocratic looking gentle- "Then, I'm broke!" although neither cityis knife. Note the upraised knife direction of Col. Dick Hanley at

men were discussing their family like It used to be before the (club). That is the Jap's first mis- Camp Pendleton. Former head

affairs one day. One was worried Surprise!' war And talking about shortages take. The Marine gives the Nippothe football coach at Northwestern

about the conduct of his son: "Idon't How to give a girl a surprise the biggest of all Is the idea that he's caught, that his University, Col. Hanley is a rough
know what to do with him. and old and intestine
lack of men. Women there that tough plasma
: up will is made, and second-party
party f
He went out with a girl about a her draw almost desperate for the time type.
around are appearance
hari-kari commence
Place arms can any
trench ______
month ago and caught her close and start to kiss her ) of a healthylookingyoung for all that he, the :Marine, can do -inj;Ti

mouth from her""That's When she says, "Stop, how dare man, and a man in uniform about it. Buy, Buy War BondsOr I
likely" to happen any you!" release her unkissed.! Note is really In demand And Then, the Works
young: man, said the other surprise on her face. SMOKING LAMP'S OUT. That is the Jap's second mistake Bye, Bye Freedom
"But It Is something, He gave -,

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Winner Of Main Station Open Basketball Tournament Commandant Cup .

Bowling Leader '

e.be Is Personnel .

f a M Cr With triumphs: over highly re.. I
: garded A and R and Squadron
3k VO-VCS already to their credit

a. .. Personnel bowlers are aiming for :
1. ai the Commandant's Cup title full
f 1' steam ahead.

Edmund Walsh Y2c The well balanced combinationof
By i Iii4t p iVA.j
Herrin Fyfe Perkins, Berke.

TO Pete Wilson, forward 01 I .j t Roberts and Rolli have already

the Seaman Guard basketbal given Personnel a four point ad

team, goes the sports nod oj vantage as 10 playoff teams near

the week. Flashy sharp shooter 3a i the half way mark.In .
Wilson netted 29 point: the playoffs, each of the ten
while helping his teammates teams bowls an opponent once. One

to a 46 to 21 win over Celes- point Is awarded for the winner of

tial Navigation Training i ir

the main station open basketball Tram I'IATOFF STANDINGS G. ll.O. II.S. rt....
tournament. Wilson's effort Personnel 12 1014 28H8 2.1
VO-VCS 12 889 2473 19
broke the old mark of 28 4, Assembly ft: Repair: 9 950 2671 15
Boathouse 6 8<>2 2359 14
racked up by Czybrowski ol VF 9 882 2566
CNT. VPB2 (2) 9 846 2.TO5 .4
c. % 9 817 2387:
S 9 863 2458 _
Naval Air Station flierathletescontinue Docks & Ferries 15 807 23OO 9
Marine Barracks 3 750: 2201 8
to make a name for .a
themselves in the combat zones each of the three games in a series

Ensign Ike Kepford Northwestern and another point is added the
team with the total of
university halfback in 39, 40 and .x' highest
'41, has 16 Jap planes to his credit. : I 5 .5 ,i Heats total pins.Tough Foes

Twice he got four in one day. Kepford Personnel! in beating A and R
trained at Cecil Field. and VO-VCS has hurded two of the
.. I toughest combines in the playoffsand
United Pre- dispatch recently I Here they are, mates, the NATTC Air Raiders, winners of the main station open basketball tournament unless they can be headed off,
A told of the rescue of Lieut. Standing from left to right are Coach Lieut Karow Woddail, Eckland, Lester Kebba. Freer and will cop the title at their present
Assistant Coach Ens. Stefan. bottom row Taft. Cranford, Bittner Rotman and Crandell The Raiders
Gu Gustafson, NAS, pace.
lUrlan ( ) I had a season record of eight wins and no defeats. Their 46 to 29 defeat of A and R last week clinchedthe individual Delsan-
football, basketball and baseball title. I' dro.
star, in the South Pacific. Saki .
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the! dispatch: 'Gustafson! who -- down the list are: Moore, A and R,
led the renn grid team In 1939, Seaman Guard And 191; Gidley. A and R, 192; Herrin. .
told of a forced landing (iletter a Ex College Stars Sparked Personnel, 182; Potfay A and R.
to his wife) made In the 182; Fyfe, Personnel, 181; Thorne
Pacific after the motor of his VO-VCS Lead In VF 181; Campbell, A and R. 181;
single-seater Navj' plane failed. Raiders To Cage HonorsExperience Perkins, Personnel, 177; Berke,
lie said he made a perfect landing Personnel, 175.
on the water and climbed Sabraw, VF, 174; J. Roberts
into an inflated rubber life raft. ability and team work-those, my hearties, arc Volleyball Loops Personnel, 172; Biederman, VO
Guttafson!! related that In no the three big reasons why the classy NATTC Air Raiders are VCS 166; Judd. Storekeepers, 165;
time at all, a small boat picked the champions in the main station open basketball: tour- Twenty three enlisted men'steams Sllverman Storekeepers, 164;
live out of the water and a plane are beginning competition in Steadman, VO-VCS, 162; Smith,
from a nearby base brought me nament.The volleyball, the eighth sport on the VF, 162; Scaggs, Boathouse, 162;
b rk. I came out of the ordeal Raiders wrapped up the Commandant's Cup sports sched Griffis Storekeepers, 161; King,
without even an much a*. a title last Friday night when they I ule.VOVCS VF, 161; Stuck, T4 161: Lou,
scratch"Timothy: sank their eighth straight oppon- It's Last Chance To and Seaman Guard Boathouse, 161; Lange, VPB 2 ((1)),
.. ent without a loss. The honor of have shot into first place in their
being victim No. 8 fell to the A. Enter Golf Tourney 160.Chief scorchers of the alleys to
Michael (Mickey' ) Finn. and R: five. The tally was 46 to STANDINGS I date have been: Judd, Storekeepers r
Sic. A & R, can take a bow. Fight 29. Only one game remains to be Bluejackets and Marines of (American League) who has a high game of 242
prognosticator Finn told us in an played by the champs-against the the main station NATTC, Hospital VVdit lest and Thorne, VF, whose high
I Seaman Guard . .. .. .... 3 0 game
article printed a month ago in this I last place Seaman Guard-but the and NAOTC have been Docks-Ferries .. ....... ...1 0 is 236.:
column that the leading heavyweight only factor of any consequence in touring the links this week in VM Hangar Center' .. ...... .... 1 0 Herrin, Personnel has the high .
today was Joe Baski.! this tilt is whether the Raiders the qualifying round of the Cooks-Bakers Recruit .. ............,. 0 1 0 1 series with 657 and Delsandro, VO- ,.
We. like a lot of other guys had take the championship with a perfect NAS golf tournament for en- Main Galley .. ....... ... 0 1 VCS, is second with 625. :.
never heard about Joe Baski.! Since 9 and 0 record or an 8 and 1 listed men. Ship's Store .. ....... .... 0 0 -
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Hospital . .. ... ...... O 0 s.z --
Mauriello .
his victory over Tami mark.A Scores have ranged from a T 4 . .. . .. ... .. .. -0 0 J
and subsequent rave notices in the bunch of guys named Joe who low 39 turned in by H. A. liarI I VF 4 . . . .. .... O 0 WAVES andBluejackets
press, we admit Mickey had some- their varied Boathouse . . .. .. . 2 0
picked up cage ability ward to a high 52. The qualifying ilre Department .. .. .. 2 0 Bowl in Finals TonightMixed
thing there. I from such distant points as Vermont period extends through Sun-
Kansas and California, cleverly day. Players, who find It possible (NatUnal I..>cor)VV.*n J.O'lt'' doubles champions will

There; It a chance that Gene interwove their talents to are urged to get in their VO-VCS . . .. .. .. 3 0 be crowned tonight as Bluejackets
.)r.nt'n and Joe Kirkwood, lending give NATTC the claim of havingthe qualifying round before then. A and R .. .. .... .. .. 1 0 and WAVES crash the for
VPB2 121( ) ... .. ............ 1 0 pins
: golf professionals: may play best basketball squad on the Pairings in three flights will be I o and .G . . ...... .... 1 1 trophies and merchandise prizes in
right here' on the station Ef- base. announced in next week's Air Marine Barracks ........... 0 1 an event sponsored by the Welfare

f. rU, are being made now to Minor League Pitcher News. I02 Lob((1)) : : : : : : ::::::::::: O 0 1 1 department.Order .
have the pair and the two girlg Forward John Bittner Sp2c For Information concerning Parachute Loft 0 2 of present standings with
<.lfers who are accompanyingthem who perfected his cage game at entries phone Lieut. Hobbs Dispensary .. .. ... ......... 0 0 WAVES listed first are: Plummerand
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play an exhibition at tV Ext. 593 Jack Cum- Personnel 0 0
Brooklyn College, is leading the Adams. or VK 3 .. . . ..... .. .. 0 0 Fyfe; Marlett and Popadak;
NAS course. The event would Raider scoring parade with 76 mins Sp. (A) Ic. Clubs are fur- Klug and Cohen; Adams and In-
take place Sunday" April 2nd. points in seven games, while an- nished by the physical training respective leagues by winning gram; Albrechta and Rolli; Hinkle -
Rob Hope favorite comedian other forward, Corp. William department. Prizes will be three games and losing none. and McCloskey; Newhauserand
.f sailors at this bate judged by Freer, has the highest game average awarded the medalist and the Standout players during the first Perkins; Hartwig and Berke;
the reception his gag get in the with 72 points in six contests winners and runners up in each week were: Salisbury, Bennett and Dowling and Thiel; Mizzell and
barracks may not get a chanceto Bittner is a well known dia- of three flights. Chism A and R; Hampton, Brooks Moore; Garman and Dalsandro. .
tour the golf course' while mond star, having eight years of and Roberts Docks-Ferries; McCullough and Judd; Whitfield
here, but he's just as funny on pro ball as a pitcher in the Pa- Buy Buy War Bond! Griggs, Branch and Richenbach and Hupka; Chisholm and Wick;
the links a* on the air. He and cific Coast League, the Interna- Or VM; and Keifer, Bluestein, Stan- Bowman and Stuck: Halman and
Ring Crosby, have partnered In tional loop and the American As- Bye, Bye Freedom C..llaafld .. 9siq S""f. Herrin and Graef and Cidlev
fun onVe Coast courses for sociation. Freer besides knowinga
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a long while basketball inside and out, also
packs a wallop on the grid field. Captain's Cup Is Awarded At Naval Air Gunners:
Congratulations to Ensign Ted He left Ottawa U., Kansas, to en- Schoolt'J
Czech. Formerly a Chief Specialist ter the Marine Corps. '
at the Recruit Center, Czech Forward Clint Taft, Splc. with I
received his commission during the I 55 points in six games, and Center I
past; week, a well deserved honor. George Kebba, CSp 51 points in I
Ensign Czech was a regular guardon six tilts, are next in the basket S t)
the 1942 NAS football team caging department. Taft is the kz
and played basketball with Recruit Vermont entry. He captained the I
Center in the Commandant's Cup Green Mountain Junior College
league. five in his senior year and also !
s is a mean hand with a javelin I
Ken (Killer) Keller, well Kebba polished his game at the' .
known to Station fight fans eprevw \- hot basketball center of Manhattan -
i his regrets on bring unable College. He played football I
to enter the Golden (.love there and was assistant freshman I
Golden Glove winner in the NAS grid coach in his senior year. I
tournament last!' fall, Keller said! A couple of Charleys are shin- '
"I wanted to wind up my fighting ing lights at the guard posts. Theyare
in a blaze of glory. Now I Charles Woddail, Splc. of Mid- >d+c
guess I'll have to wait until after dle Georgia College and Charles
the war to do anything, In boring Rotman, Sp2c, of Washington High
." School, Los Angeles. Rotman also
shines in track and wrestling.

Lieut. Raymond Forsberg, Assistant Woddail, who copped All Southern ,
Welfare officer, deservesa honors in basketball and baseball t .

hand for the successful run of while performing for Middle Georgia -I 1. \ '" '>{ ., .. _.
the main station open basketball put in two years of play with 4.r. > .
tournament. Officers and enlistedmen the Atlanta Crackers in the Southern Commander E, E.rpolecek. Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Gunners School in a ceremony before 'tD (
competed on the same teams, Association.Grid the entire school, presented the Captains Athletic Trophy to Division Officer Lieut. J. G. Jones of the
the main purpose of the tourney Star: Here Too championship Seawolves football team. Undefeated during the season the team won eight straight gamesto "
being to get the best basketball: Backing up Kebba at center are capture the title. Lt. L. L. Hatfield physical training officer right. watches as the trophy is accepted A \
players on the station into compe- Ray Lester, Sic, and Corp. Brad for the winners. In the background 1. to r., are: Lieut. II. 1C Doane. coah R. J. Heron AOM 2c; O. W. "-I
t tition and to provide them with Eckland.: Lester, also a handy man Lagasse: AMM2c; F. W. Olson. AOM, Ic; T. A. Eberhait. ARM 3c; R. E. Bishop, AMM :3c; R. M. Allen,
DAM 3c J. Jr. AMM 3c and co-coach Gunner C. O.
recreation. Continued .. page t\rm ; Hay, ; Lindqulst.




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VF 4' Reaches Basketball. Heights 23-Year-Old Chief Our Columnist As You Were, :(

0 .tf ". : :f.y'!::::;." Lieutenant! t
'/ Is Veteran Flier d.<:
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C r I'j Title: "The Captain Had a Senseof

With 1,000 HoursSamuel : : Humor."

( r ___ S'" Place: Aboard a US escort car-
Pennlgton Curtis, Jr., 23, rier of the Casablanca class.

of Richmond, Va., deserted the The "Hero": Lieut. (Jg) C. P. ,
drums of a swing orchestra in his
Renick, who now is on duty at
home town almost four years ago AGO school at NATTC.
to enlist in the Navy. Since then
A he has served in two war zones, become The Situation: Lieut. Renick's
a veteran Navy aircrewmanwith ship was on patrol in sub-infested
approximately 1,000 hours of waters of the North Atlantic. A
flying time and has achieved the 4t few of the men aboard had been

rating of Aviation Chief Ordnance- falling to properly close the door
1 man. leading from the companionway to

; ve < Today, Chief Curtis is among the lightlock. The result was that
i L the combat veterans helping to on a couple of occasions light seep
Ii' groom young pilots and aircrewmen r. ed out on the deck. This was a haz- f

for the fighting job that lies ard to be a avoided in these dangerous
ahead. He is assigned to a flying waters and the Captain of the

t beat squadron at this station,. ship issued orders to crack downon
s I The battle record of this young t all men who did not secure the
eT J Virginian covers Coral Sea, Mid.. door.

).. 1 't je I way, Guadalcanal, Santa Cruz The Story: Early one morning
and Munda Point Before the war before dawn, the sub contact sig-
started, he nerved on convoy patrol nal sounded. All hands rushed to
out of Iceland with a flying t general quarters.! It was cold that
boat squadron, following preliminary morning and hoods and heavy
z rd occupation of the North clothing were being worn. The

3'r Atlantic Island by U. S. force minute the alarm sounded, Lieut.
rs + Shortly after Pearl Harbor, the Renick headed for the catwalk. As
squadron headed westward, reach he hastened along the companionway -
ing Hawaii on January 7, 1942, a a hooded man ahead of him
month after the Japanese attack.In opened the companionway door and
the Battle of Midway, Chief entered the lightlock room. He
Curtis helped to ferry bombs to slammed the door shut and went
4T the bombers that were smashingthe out the lightlock door to the deck.

v Nips. Unfortunately, however, the hall
Later, in the defense of Guadal
door bounced back open and, as the
canal, the PBY Catalina flying t a
the door
man opened to the deck,
T boat of which he was a crew member light shone out.
t was credited with the rescueof
Y 30 to 40 survivors of two U. S. Lieut. Renick whizzed through
the door after the man and grabbed
? merchantmen which had been sunk
t Y A
by the shoulder.
by Jap torpedoes."One
of the vessels was burn. "Hey, what the hell's the matter

ing, and the other was gone whenwe with you, leaving the lightlock
got over the spot," Chief Curtis open? You got more sense than
related. "There were two life boats that," the lieutenant righteously

afloat, each containing 15 to 20 7 shouted.
men. We circled over them for 7 "Oh, did I leave it open?" the

or 8 hours, until a destroyer answered man questioned.
I our radio call for help. We "Yes, damn it."
received credit for the rescue."
j Azalea time marks a year of "Who are you?" the. man asked '
Rescue and patrol missions were service in the WAVES for Edith courteously.

the chief functions of the squadronwith Brinkworth, Yeoman Third Class, "I'm Lieut. Renick."
'I which Chief Curtis served, of Lake Wales, Fla. After train-
and fortunately the. Japanese ing at the Naval Training School, "I'm the Captain, but stick to

planes that the pilots spotted never Stillwater, Okla., Yeoman Brink- your guns, Lt.-you're right! ,-
gave battle to the flying boatson worth was stationed here, where P. S.: This is a true tale. Any
: which the Virginian rode as she works In the Public Relations doubters may contact Lieut. Ren-

P. A. Kaiser Sic. tips one of his eight baskets through the hoop in gunner and ordanceman. Office, and writes a column, ick at AGO.
Chief Curtis is the son of Mr. "White Caps, Spray From the at!
Squadron VF 4's 44 to 39 triumph over Squadron VPB 2 (2) for the : and Mrs. S. P. Curtis of Richmond.He WAVES," for this newspaper.By 150 Aircrewmen To

Commandant's Cup basketball title. The championship game, playedIn attended Thomas Jefferson

the VF hangar, was close all the way. I. High school in the Virginia capitaland Get Wings During

--- became a drummer, playing g Exercises Tuesday
J with the orchestra of Lee Chap
Four Ex College Stars Sparked man and Roy Hicks before he entered Continued from pace one
Bring the service. I station. A musical background will
Raiders To Cage Honors be provided by the Commandant's
Down Curtain On Continued front ilx His Pacific service terminated I Band. The last Aircrewman to receive -
page when he reached the: Naval Air
with an outfielder's glove, left Station at Alameda, Calif., last I, his wings will recite the Na.
Basketball MeetFour West Virginia U. to Join the Navyin July. He reported to Jacksonville val Alrcrewmens Creed after
which graduates will march from
June, 1943. Eckland, former in August. .
games will wind up the Oregon U. sports luminary, was -r -_. their respective sections.
main station open basketball tour I named on the Southeastern AllService i Among others invited to be present !
nament Friday night in the audi Football Team in 1943 for Four Men Receive for the occasion are: Rear Admiral

torium but the championship has his outstanding play at center on Comdr. G. D. Murray, Rear Admiral
Promotions To
Frank D. Wagner, and Captain
already been clinched by the the NATTC eleven. Edith Brinkuorth V3c
NATTC Air Raiders, who have a Rounding out the talented squadare Continued from page one Apollo Soucek.
---. Sam Crandell, Sp2c, and Paul Urology at the Jackson Memorial The two leading WAVES bas- The following officers have been
Game Friday Cranford Sr., Sp2c. Crandell won Dade County, and Victoria Hospitals ''ketball teams, A&R"l" and Aero- invited to be present on the speak

VPB 2 ((1) \s. VPB 2 (2) ... .at 1630 three letters each in basketballand He was also visiting urologist -logy will play an exhibition gameat ers' platform during the ceremony
Seaman Guard \I. NATTC .. .. .at 1730 baseball at East Carolina at St. Francis Hospital, MI- the main station auditorium and as guests at a luncheonto
Squadron VF 4s.. CNT . .at 1830 Friday at 2030, preceding the be after the exercises for
Cecil Field vs. Dorks ferries..at 1930 Teachers' College, while Cranford ami Beach, and the University regularly given
starred on the cage and grid teams Hospital, Coral Gables. scheduled games. the Aircrewmen are concluded:
season mark of eight triumphs and at East Mississippi Junior College. Entering the Naval Reservein The basketball season for the Captain J. B. Lynch, USN; Cap..
no defeats. I Contributing no little to the 1933, Comdr. Coplan was WAVES will close in two weeks tain H. S. Duckworth, USN; Lt.
Squadron VPB 2 I 11), which losta 'Raiders' success is the big-time callE'l.to. active duty the week and it is hoped to get a soft ball Col. Wm. T. Evans, USMC; Comdr.
close game with the Raiders 38 I coaching of Lieut. Maity Karow, after the Japanese attack on tournament under way immediately. R. R. Johnson USN; Comdr. R. R.

to 37, can insure at least a second NATTC physical training officer. Pearl Harbor 1911, and WM ordered Girls who are interested in Marken USN; Comdr. John Raby,
place tie by winning over one of Lieut. Karow was an All American immediately to the Jacksonville such a league are requested to USN; Comdr. Wm. L. Richardson,
its hottest rivals, Squadron VPB grid star at Ohio State and Naval hospital watch for the announcement of its USN; Comdr. J. S. Thach USN;

2 ((2)) in the season finale. was signed by the Boston Red Sox Comdr. Coplan graduated from organization Comdr. W. F. Raborn, Jr., USN;
An all star team for the tour baseball club when he left the university. the Vanderbilt University Schoolof Last Monday the A&R"1" bas Comdr. E. E. Dolecek: USN;
IS nament will be announced next He has coached at the U. Medicine in 1924, and moved to ketball team defeated the A&R Comdr. C. E. Chillingworth,
week. i i" the Air News.! S. Naval Academy, Texas U., and Miami to establish his practice in civilian girls 36 to 23 while on USNR; Lt. Comdr. J. O. Cobb,
Standings Texas A. and M. He was head 1925. His wife and daughter, Laura Tuesday the WAVES from the USN; Lt. Leo' R. Jensen, USN; Lt.
M's. loaf basketball and baseball coach at Van Kirk Coplan, 12, reside In Synthetic department won over (Jg) W. F. Salmon, USNR; Lt.
NATTC . . . .. A&R"2", 27 to 16, and the Edith L. W-VS
VPB 2 (11' . 5 the latter college and, as grid back- Coral Gables. Stallings, ( ), USNR
Docks Ferries ::::::::::::: 5 i field mentor, developed Dick Todd, Entering the Naval Reserve in WAVES unit beat Supply 12 to 2. Commanding officers of stations
A and R i .... ........... 4 4 Games scheduled for Mondayand where aircrewmen are trained will
Ocll Field ... .. .......... 4 4 now one of the top pro football 1939, Comdr. Garver was calledto Tuesday are: A&R civilian be invited to attend
VP 4 ,. .. .. ... ........ 3 5 stars. Assisting Lieut. Karow Is active duty in January, 1941, the gradua
VPB 2 (2) 3 ; ,girls will pla ythe WAVES of the tion and luncheon.
Ens. A. J. Stefan! Univ. and after of
gS4 of Illinois a year recruiting duty I
Recruit Center ::::::::::::: 3 Synthetic department and will be Lt Comdr. Cobb has been most
who has coached in Macon went to aboard the
man Guard- ............ :2 fI high school sea followed by the WAVES unit and active In
CNT ;. . . .. ......... 2 e I football and basketball teams in USS Atlanta. He has been awarded securing approval of the
Illinois. the Presidential Unit Citationfor VF game on Monday. Supply will program which calls for Aircrew.

I All in all it may be mildly stated" service aboard the Atlanta, and meet the team of A&R"1" and the men to receive their wings at
Aerology WAVES will play A&R
Seaman Guard, VO-VCS that the Champion Air Raiders area I has also received: a letter of com "2" graduation time.as .
tough team to beat. You can mendation from Adm. W. F. Hal- on Tuesday.
Lead A&R "I" leads the WAVES bas a Specialist "T"
Volleyball Third Class
verify that by putting the questionto sey for zealous performance of
ketball league with Aerology Miss Word will be
sec barracks'
Continued from pace six the other members of the open duty under severe combat condi su
ond and A&R 2" in third place. pervisor.
checkl and O'Connell Photo LAb. basketball tournament. tions.
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The WAVES recreation area has Specialist 1' left Monday for
First VO- --' i Seeing at the Jackhomllle,
scores! were: I- /
been fenced In and work Is proceeding for special Instruction
VCS VPB 17 to 15 6 to Naval Hospital!! for the
over (1) ; File Entries past in and will
Now For as rapidly as possible.The gunnery return to this
15 and 15 to Comdr. Carver recently
5; VO-VCS over year was -
swimming! pool is now station at the
open completion of
Parachute Loft 15 to 6 and 15 to 3; Officer Golf Matches made acting chief of surgeryto each afternoon-weather permitting six weeks' cours&- the '
as instructors.
VO-VCS over Photo Lab 15 to 2 Officers interested in signing up replace Capt. Leroy A. Wylie, -and on Sundays the girls will These WAVES are
Ploy Cook
and 15 to 9. St. Petersburg, Fla, who has ,
for the second Sunday golf match
come on duty at 1000. There will Nellie Kennedy, Hazel
Seaman Guard defeated the between the NATTC and the main been transferred to other duty. be a WAVE on duty when the poolis Mildred Krotochuel. Oeschyer: .'r,
Boathouse 15 to 2 and 17 to 15. station may do so immediately. The newly promoted commander available for swimming. WAVES recently
assigned 'to
Seaman Guard also whipped the Entries for the meeting which received his medical degree
Ensign Dorothy T. Robinson has this station are: Merline
Fire Department 15 to 9; 14 to 15 will be at Timuquana Countryclub from Emory University. He and Lowell
recently reported on this Station Sp "G"3c, from Pensacola
and 15 to 9 and Cooks-Bakers 15 Sunday 19 March can be Mrs. Carver make their temporary ; Allis
and replaces Ensign Ellen Word Rae, Sp"S"3c, Hunter College
to 2and15to4. made Lieut. Ka home on the Station. ;
by phoning Marty
as the WAVES O. O. D. Miss Robinson Aviation Mechs: Janet Bracher
row at Ext. 427 for NATTC officers --- who recently completed her AMM3c, Blanche Cressy, Sic,
Buy Buy War Florid. and Lieut. Raymond Forsbergat The officer strength of the U. S. officers' training at Northampton, Janet Kenny, Sic, and Mary
Or Ext. 498 for main station of Army grew from 93.000 to 521,000) was stationed at the Alameda Air Swartz, Sic, all from Norman
llje, Bye Freedom<< ficers. during 1942 and 1913.I' Station where she was assigned Okla.

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an air combat gunner. Davis was

I Five Receive Awards Saturday Morning ,., I in his third year of premedicalstudy

at Yale when he was placed \

I in the Navy's V-l program, late )

N TYCenews changed to V-12. This would have

.1.: I required his staying in college four

I more years, so he talked his way

I out of V-12 and into boot camp,

II which suited him Just fine. He had

ee no sooner completed his routine ,
: preliminary training when he found

a' r himself lined up for V-12 again. He

begged off and went into aviation

: Groundcrewmen get high praise. radio training Rejected for combat -
Lt "I'ete" Coughlin the Navy I
gunnery because poor eye.
pilot who captured 150 Italian pris- I
oners while flying a seaplane, was sight, he chose air transport radio
a recent visitor to NATTC. Pete" rather than officer tralnjng. How.

is the guy who helped prove that i ever, before he could get very far
truth is stranger than fiction, by
t in this course he was ordered to
strafing an Italian heavy gun em-
V-7 Midshipman
University -
placement until all the men ran
"This time I give
4 S out onto a road. He then herded training '
he saidAdmiral .
a them right down the road into up
4 I I Nlmltz 81tet"t15" up the
American hands mall. Even seasoned maintenance
Ct '
:3 : by flying over ; i crewmen of Naval Air Transport.\ .
low and keeping A Service are detached to undergo.
further instruction. That's why
them huddled
..zr .e Milton Smith, AEM Ic, Wing lead.
together with er of Class M-20 Aviation Electric-
I II I: accurate burstsof lan'a Mate School, is making his
". headquarters at Barracks 17,
machine gun ,',,,
I NATTC, instead of an island in the
fire. Those who
Pacific. It's quite a tribute to the
ran for it were I school, too, for Smith is on temporary -
so neatly pick- leave from his regular Job
ed off that the others got the idea! as foreman of the electrical shopin
"Pete" told the News Reel that one of the largest of the Pacific
a the unsung heroes of the war are bases for Naval Air Trans
the men trained in schools suchas port Service.,
we have at NATTC. His tales I Founded just five days after the '

of the struggles against time, and I Japs struck Pearl Harbor, NATS
the superhuman jobs being done I today links five continents with a
by combat maintainance crews is continuous flow of traffic The men
high praise coming from one ot' who service the giant Mars and
the top Navy heroes of the war. other NATS cargo planes have to
Coughlin also told of a radioman : be tops There can be no momentof
gunner with a sense of humor. It I unnecessary delay if plane engines .
was his job to report back to the and ammunition, and blood
flagship the progress of a land-I plasma are desperately needed in
ing force. Before signing the combat zones ,
gave his broadcast a soap opera I Smith tells of a surprise visit his
touch. "Will our Marines penetrate i unit of NATS had from Admiral
the enemy secondary positions? Nimitz, just before Christmas.
Will our tanks continue their pene- Tons of extra mail clogged the
tration Will'we drive forward or1 I terminal. The admiral pointed out
merely consolidate our position? that nothing boosts morale like
Listen in tomorrow at the II mail from home, and ordered every
same time available plane put to use so that
Page Mr. Kipley. When an officer I the men out in the fleet could get
candidate strives to becomean their Christmas mail without de
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enlisted man--that's news, John lay. The maintainance crews lostJT *
Bryon Davis, of Omaha, Nebraska, I lots of sleep, but they kept the] ; .,*/ ,\
has squirmed his way out of three planes flying, and it didn't interrupt ., :;..'f-
of the Navy's programs for officer I the transport of vital war ma

trainees in his efforts to become terials to combat zones, either. ','
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Captan v* 'mam. M Tnindin '.>P lef and Cap'a n Tohn P McMahon top right received permanent rI c -J I ii i'

AIr Meda' '' a! ons and ief'ers of .tmmendation during mspe on ceremonies here Saturday. Lieut Archie
Fields tinker i 1"" WitS awarded the Purple Heart Lt I jg > Joseph C McKinney f inset 2 > received a letter
of commendation for action in the Solomon Islands area while Capt James R Dyer (inset 3i, was
awarded the Air Medal. All presentations were made by Captain Arthur Gavin, commandant. I

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vdl>' attacked, five enemy fighters 1i"I
Combat Veterans doMroing one and scattered Quiz Contest
the remainder. During. a patrolon I
.\tigti4t 24, while in a flightof ANSWERS I
Receive AwardsAt four fighters, lie Intercept I

a numerically superior force (Qu*' tion Are Printed on Page 3,)
and one fighter almost
( ) pursued
Jamaica the. Domi-
1. In Haiti ,
to the water and destroyed
nican Republic the Bahamas,
him. He then turned into several
Alaska and British Columbia, re ,
fighters that were tailing.
Marine and two Navy spectively.
and prohahly detitrojed( one.
Combat veterans were presented I Captain Dyer, who received his 2. Bette Jane Greer and Greer
awards by Capt. Arthur Gavin. Garson Fred Allen and Allan
I flight training at the local air station ;
Commandant, at inspection ceremonies also holds the PresidentialUnit Jones; Madeleine Carroll and Carole .
at this Station Saturday
Citation for service with Ma-
!Jnornmg. rine Fighting Squadron 123 3, None.
The highest award went to Capt. 'I ", '
A Letter of Commendation from I 4. True. .
William Case Vancouver, Wash., .
who received the Distinguished Adm. W. F. llalsey, Commander 5. "Black Beauty." liy :Norman k', Mromdahl, AIOlSc being largely responsible for sup.
of the Navy's South Pacific Forces,
Cross for destroying seven pressing the Jap menu to Alas-
Flying awarded to Lieut (jg) Jos- 6 (A). And before we came: to a stopon
Jap planes and probably destroy- was ka right after the attack on Dul>'hHarboi.
ing another during six weeks of eph C. McKinney, Salsbury, N. C., 7. 42. the runway, both motors conk- '. He says those boys flew
for "zealous performance of dutyas 8. Margaret Mitchell of Atlanta ed out. The tanks were bone
action a.3 a fighter pilot with Marina gas night and day, engaging in com-
ace Maj. Gregory Boyington's"Black : co-pilot of a patrol bomber attached Georgia dry." "Bill" Brown ARM, USNR bat such as dive-bombing-
Sheep" squadron in the I to a patrol squadron operating 9. Grable Harry James; Faye, finishes his story of a non-stop thing P-boats were never designed
Skies around Munda. The action in the Solomon Islands area I Phil Harris; Blondell, Dick Powell; flight over water from Alaska to I for. Some of the men had to learn
took place during September and during the period from December" Stanwyck, Robert Taylor; Anna- Seattle. The boys in the "R4D"I the hard way, but they won out
October of last year. Captain Cage''I 27, 1942 to April 17, 194?. bella Tyronne Power. N.ATS plane were in 'a hurry to :i and I don't think they've ever been
had previously shot down a Zero, I A former enlisted pilot, Lieut. I 10. Rhode Island, Dutch: Idaho, get back to the states for Christ- given enough credit for it."
giving him a total of eignt Japplanes McKinney received his flight train- Indian; Florida, Spanish; Vermont, mas-but Instead of the promised Brown says that the men in
definitely destroyed. ing at Pensacola, winning his I French; :Montana Latin.Predicting fair weather and tail windstheyran school perhaps don't realize how
After attending Oregon State I wings in 1939. Since then he has -- into conditions so bad that to I very important it Is that they become
University, Capt. Case joined the i I been in action at Pearl Harbor, phrase it in Brown's words, "we skilled and learn to develop
Naval service in 1941 and received Midway and the the Solomons. looked at those gas guages and teamwork because very often it
hU flight training at Corpus i Receiving Letters of Commendation A certain father, on meeting the figured we were already dead I is a combination of those two ele-
Chrl ti. He also holds the Purple from Gen A. A. Vandergnlt new first grade teacher for the men!" However, the two radiomen ments that bring planes: out of
Heart for wounds received when I Commanding General of the Marine first time, said: "I'm happy to managed to pick up a beam in time very tight spots
a Jap shell burst Into his cockpit 1 Corps, and permanent cita- know you Miss. I am the fatherof to get them in just as the last dropof What Brown does not say is that
during a dogfight near Kahili on tions for previously-awarded Air the triplets you're going to gas ran out of the tanks. but for the valiant, unsung efforts
,October 13.Receiving. I Medals were Capt. William M. Lun. have next September." Brown"" is here from Alameda, of transport crews rushing vital e

the Air Medal at Sat- !dm Chicago, 111, and Capt. John Calif, on duty giving the students I machinery and medical supplies
Ul J1y'. ceremonies was Capt ''P. McMahon, Highland Park, 111 The Purple Heart was awarded in the newly organized Air Trans- j through Arctic ice, jungle heat
James R. Dyer, Atlanta, Ga., Marine Both fliers are former membersof to Lt. Archie Fleldi. Whitesburg port Radioman School the benefit i and dense fog. the fighters, div .,
fighter pilot in the Solomonsarea Marino Fighting Squadron 122 Ky., for wound received In action of a NATS, veteran's experiencein bombers, and patrol bombers coul.l ,.
during most of last year. Spe- ''in the Solomons area and both against/ an enemy of the U. S. in various Pacific war zones not keep up the battle with the
cifically mentioned in his citation have four Jap planes to their I II February, 1913, while attached to Quite modest In talking about I enemy, nor would wounded men
1 were the following actions: I rrcdit Capt. Lundin Is alw credited the U S. 8 Dehaven. He is a his own outfit he praises highly receive necessary, prompt attention. -
1 "On August :33 he ,10gle-hand- I with an "ajsist." I graduate of the Naval: Academy, the success of Navy I'DY crews In I ." '

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