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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: March 16, 1944
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville -- Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Coordinates: 30.235833 x -81.680556 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
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VOL. 1, No 52 ? 16 March, 1944I


I An Activity of the Naval Air Operational Training Command


U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION AND NAVAL AIR TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
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p. 150 Aircrewmen Get Wings At Colorful Ceremony Tuesday


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Thousands of enlisted personnel and civilians at the Station attended ceremonies at 1230 to 1300 Tuesday in front of the Main Administration

building, when 130: Aircrewman graduates received their wings, denoting that they had finished their course and were now prepared to take their

places aboard the Navy's big Catalina patrol bombers. Pictured above is part of the crowd. Directly in front of the bandhhell, right center, is the

group of l.'O;) men who received their wings. Top, right, i is Admiral A. C. McFall, chief of Naval Air Operational Training with headquarters here, who

delivered the principal address and presented the Aircrewmen with their wings. Top, left, is Bob Hope, nationally famous radio and screen star,

who appeared briefly on the program, bringing roars of laughter from the assembled audience. Captain Arthur Gavin, commandant of this Station,

presided as master of ceremonies as the program was broadcast over a coast to coast hookup of the National Broadcasting Company. In addition to

appealing on the 1230 program Hope gave a 30-minute show at the Naval Air Technical Training Center at 14'JO: presented his usual 2000 Tues.

.. day night broadcast, for WAVES; only, and closed out a strenuous day by giving a program at Mason Field for the enlisted personnel of Mam< ide at

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: Hope, Armed Only I -Gov.: HollandLauds I ':'Presentation Is Made By


: With Jokes Came, Saw And'' Hope Rear Admiral A. C. McFall ;


i Conquered NAS Jax I 'I'I of Governor Florida his congratulations yesterday Spessard L.telegraphed Holland to Bob- ; Navy Dignitaries AttendAn

I Hop upon his appearance here
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A sailor trying to keep up with Clownin' Bob Hop, The.OneMan I I and invited him to visit in Tallahassee I address by Rear Admiral Andrew C McF.il 1 and an ali..

usa Show, on this Station Tuesday was like a little I I( pearance by screen and radio star Bob Hope highlighted gala
In to the noted
a telegram
.cross-eyed boy at a three-ring circus. There was never a'dull I radio and screen star the governor I 'ceremonies here Tuesday when 1"=>0 naval airciowmen were

moment. i I' said : The: people of Flor-I : awarded wings upon completion of operational training:, for

Hone worked like a beaver-well., his front teeth were at-I' ida have been pleased and honored I the first time in Navy history.
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ways showing, anyway. I I I The ceremonies which took place
and entertain the service men
The 41-year-old; English-born TCenter sailors and marines at : in the bandshell before a battery all naval air operational training1
at some of our training centers. !
.radio and screen favorite who has : 1130 and rehearsed for his weekly of microphones and newsreel cameras presented the wings to the gradu:
Of course we are proud of our
entertained United State service I Pepsodent program from 1600 until -I singer Frances Langford, whois and a huge crowd of dignitaries sting' aircrewmen and told them aonr .
and women from the front I 2000; at 2200 Hope & Co. broadcast a Florida gitl You are doinga I i families of the graduates "\ r..l>oiiHlbilitv and tint
I the weekly Pepsodent feature and thousands of naval, marine and manner In whkh It
in to the South Pacific, you carry
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the utmost of good luck and a
Tuesday He was the guest in the Student Officers Audito- speedy return to Florida.. Mary i i ; of the Navy's new pol- of the Na\')"%", combat msl( n...
star on a special coasttocoastNBC 'I rium; and at 2300 the entire Hope and I cordially invite you and icy of awarding wings to aircrew-I lour preclecesnraa have perform
cast entertained I the them at rod nobly In action. Their
broadcast honoring the a atomplnwhl/ France to stop by Tallahassee men way pilots get courage
aircrewmen The : tling Navy crowd of over 10000 I the completion of a rigorous training and toughiM U 111 warpaced .
Navy program for a visit with us. The silver
at Mason FieliMustachioed | The Navy depe.Ibdr. on ''u
originated! from the Mainside Baud I is all shined up and the fried program j y
shell at 1230 He staged an impiomptu Jerry Colonaa, chicken will fw waiting for you." Admiral McFall! former Pacific\ to carry on their fine ra-ord .
outdoors show for NAT ('.etieahi .. p..ie fht combat v ter.11'iaJ: now head of I C'wMInaoJ .. pMS fwtifT"




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Picture Page, At Right, Tells Story Of Bob Hope's Visit


The candid camera follows the Bob Hope troupe around the Jackson7.. Nothing posed about this one. It's just a snapshot into the sailor

ville Naval Air Station. crowd at :Mason" Field as Hope and Colonna put on a pantomme act on .

1. Capt. Joseph H. Lynch, left, Commanding Officer of NATTC, catches the stage.
the humor of the occasion with Jerry Colonna, center, and Bob Hope, right. 8. Frances Langford She wows em!

2. Admiral A. C. :McFall presents wings to graduating Aircrewmen at 9. Vera Vague She woos 'em!
Js'BC broadcast program. 10. WAVES attending the Bob Hope Tuesday night broadcast" get a

3. Frances Langford and Vera Vague shoot the breeze \>ith the enlisted kick out of the jokes on themselves.
men. 11. Curvaceous Frances Langford hats the breeze with, left to right,

4.1 "I haven't flown so high since the last time I IisslIadeline: Carroll," AMM2c: : Vito Skarinko, PhoM2c: Harry Coakley: and Sklc John O'Donnell

Hope said when Comdr. John S. Thach pinned a pair of honorary iircrew12.. Hobert Clarl"113c.: : of River Edge, N. ,1., reads the Navy Air-

man wings on his lapel. crewmen's Creed over the NBC network miciophone.
3. Bob Hope and Old Glory, symbol of Americanism 13. Everybody gets to see Hope & Co., as shown here at NATTC where

6. Lt. Col. William T. Evans, commanding officer of the Marine A,'iathe fun-makers put on an afternoon act.
tion Detachment, out Colonnas Colonna. In fact, Jerry autographed a 11. Brunette Vera Vague who is cast t as man crazy in her radio role,

copy of this picture for the Colonel and scribbled on it, "To the only man plants one on Marine 1'fc George; l K. :Martin of Boston. "H'nim, that's

who looks more like Colonna than Colonna does himself nice," said Vera. Pri'ateIartin: could not be quoted. lie was out of breath.
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ARM1/C/ / Mitchell, Veteran Of 2,200 Hours In Air, Has Fought Japs

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In All Corners Of Pacific And Has Come Through Many Warm Spots

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A Navy radioman-gunner witha i .
fighting record against the Japs cember 1941. wound a dose of Jap shrapnelIn made him an aerial gunner. low overhead, strafing; American.
almost unparalleled in the presentwar 2. Crewman on PBY that bombed the leg. He holds a commendation I The red headed Kentuckian's sailors on the ground. The two of
has been "discovered" at this Japanese cruiser off North- from ''Icedmlral fighting: history begins with Pearl them dived under a storage tank
Station, working quietly and unobtrusively -:. east Borneo with probable near Thomas Kincaid for hU service Harbor Day, 7 December 1941, !I for safety and found later much to
as radio maintenanceman miss, January, 1942. In the Aleutians, wears the usual when he was asleep in his bar I I their unpleasant surprise that the
for an operational training 3. Crewman on PBY that bom- combat theater and good conduct racks on Ford Island out in the tank contained gasoline. The tank
bed Jap destroyers in Macassar ribbons, and believes HP haa been ; harbor. He had just returned with I II wasn't hit. however, and they
squadron.His McGary I Straits, January, 1942, just a week recommended for theIr Medal.Wearing his squadron from advanced base emerged and rushed to, the hangar.'::
}Mitchell name Aviation is Anthony Radioman first before the historic naval battle ; his blue denim dungarees -'I i duty on Midway and Wake Is I I I Japanese sampans in Pearl har-
fought there. 'I lands. I bor, ordinarily considered fishing
little Kentuckianfrom Mitchell talked quietly, deliberately -
class, fighting 4. Crewman on PBY that bom- scheduled boats, turned out later to include
"No
operations were I
Owensboro.He and showed an amazing -
bed oil fields of Southern Borneo, memory for the little details of that morning" Mitchell recalled asI I I many disguised yachts with fine
has red hair and a ruddy January 1942. I every major action in which he he launched into his story. "The I I' American radio equipment. It was
complexion, blue eyes and weighs 5. (His own words) "I think I participated. nearest bomb, the one that really one of these sampans that hail
348 pounds-148 pounds of human might have damaged one Zero got me up. burst just across the I I failed to heed American orders to
dynamite that socked the Japs while the Japs were attacking the Mitchell was born in Owensboro street in the patio in the center ,I return to the harbor that Mitchell
from Pearl Harbor on December, Dutch isle of Ambonia." August 29, 1926, and his father, of the I'. sank a week later
IOU, down through the Dutch 6. Shot down by Zeros near I Alonzo Mitchell still lives there. dispensary. The squadron with which the
into the Aleutian Islands His mother is dead. He was grad "I looked out into the harbor and
Indies,
East Ambonia, January, 1942, flyingboat ; I llentuckian served soon was ordered -
by way of Australia and San successfully beached by pilot uated from St. Mary's High Schoolin saw the battleship "OKLAHOMA.. westward to relieve the em-
Francisco and down to Paramu- Owensboro in 1933, attended listing in clear view.
boat successfully beached by pilot, battled PBY squadrons that had
shim great northern Nipponese naval 7. Under attack for 45 minutesby business college and Western Ken I Mitchell volunteered his services -I I withstood the first crush of the
bao in the Kurile Islands near five Zeros off New Celebes. tucky State Teachers College fora to the doctors and was dispatched Jap assault on the Philippines.By .
the Al Jtians. 8. Shot down one Jap scouting year each and then went to work. I I to the dispensary for morphine -:.I the time they were heading
Mitchell: spent( almost two I plane near Kiska. He spent two years as a book ,, aspirin and bandages. He there, however, the Philippineswere
years clapping Japs and rolledup 9. Crewman on PBY that bom- keeper at the Seelbach Hotel, Lou- worked his way through the deb- I I too hot a spot so the PBY's
more th to 2200 hours in the I bed two Jap destroyers off Attuin i isville, Ky., a year as a clothing ris, found the pharmacy and the were taken to a base establishedat
air in lumbering PHY Catalina the Aleutians. salesman there, and then migratedto desired medicine and bandages and Soerabaja Java where the
flying boats aircraft of all work I 10. Radioman-gunner on bombIng i Van Nuys, Calif., where he returned to the barracks. Later i I Dutch Far East fleet maintainedits
in the early days of the war in raids on Kiska, Attu and Para- : worked for the Sepulveda Construction I he helped extinguish fires at the'I headquarters.His .
the Pacific. I mushiro. Co. hangar of his squadron and to man I, first action in the Java area
Just to give a brief picture of I 11. Rode in PBY that bombed I A yen to join the Navy over the machine gun of a decommis-1 was when his PBY attacked a Jap
his Pacific career, here is a sum two Jap subs off Kiska May, 1943. I.I came him well before Pearl HarI stoned bomber against the second cruiser off Northeast Borneo.
mary, with his own story to follow 12. Participated in PBY rescue, bor. He enlisted in the reserve in wave of Jap attackers. j i Mitchell is sure the bombs hit
: I open sea landing, of six crew mem- I October, 1940 and was called to Mitchell and a friend were head- close enough to damage the enemy
1, Shot and sank Japanese sam bers of Army B-25 bomber shot active duty at Los Angeles Janu- ed for the hangar and were In vessel. At that time, the Americans -
pan I fancy radio equipment and down over Kiska. ary 20, 1941. The Navy sent him front of the Assembly and Repair i were 700: miles from their
passengers I off Oahu. Hawaii De- I Mitchell lists as hU. only to radio school there and later building. ._when a Jap plane flew I Co.U..d .. page ..,..
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Civilian Employes of Company Are Honored : panics Award, the, Bureau's in recognition Civilian of Service out--I First Wave

standing services performed in the I Introducing NATTC's very first
construction of this Station," said WAVE :
F Captain Arthur Gavin, comman- I She is Lieut. 4 tjg) Marvis M.
( dant, as he extended congratulations Halford, who reported here early
while awarding the badges. this month.
Present also for the ceremony were I Being: the first WAVE assigned ito
I vNA Lieut Comdr. Earl H. Thouren, I the Training Center doesn faze
public works officer and officer- I the attractive miss.. "I like it here
5r m-charge of construction at the
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contract superintendent.The .
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band..hpllhert', on last 17 April) ,
the same three company officials -
before a throng, gathered to
pay tribute, heard \ \(Admiral C
lien :Moreel, chief of the Bureau A
of Yards and Docks declare v
that "the' are the embodiment
'A /c' III'1 the >spirit \\hlc'h11\ carry us
through biicceshfull, ," as he presented
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award for excellence in wartime
Heads of thr.-e companies responsible for consti I moon of this Station and other Isrge naval aviation construction.The .
contracts in F'llInda' ie> ei\eti in behalf of their employes a Mentornxi. < 'ivih,! :.n Sot! ,.,.'p Award offered award, which the three torn
by the Navy: Buivau of Yaio and Docks during a brief ceremony here re,-entlv. H.re Captain Arthur ,I. pany officials received in >ehalf
Gavin, commandant is shown pinning one of the button awards on John E Davis, vise president of the of their employes, was in the form
Batson-Cook Co. of West Paint Ga. Others in the picture from left to nght are : George H. Hodge pres- of a small silver lapel button of
ident of the Duval Engineering Contracting., of Jacksonville; Lieut Comdr. Earl H. Thomen, station -.I a distinctive design. I II ..
public works officer and officer in charge of construction; George D. Auchter president of the George 'I The recommendation for the' just fine" she said .It IS a b (
D Auitlur Co of Jacksonville, and Lieut. Comdr. Robert E. Crosson contract engineer awards was made by the Board of titul station
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Former Civilian Awards --I i Comdr. Thouren, and the Bureau I Halford is not at all hard to look
I Stephenson, Prosecuting i i. after carefully examining the recommendations -I at as she goes about her duties in
announced that the the Personnel office. She was assigned
Attorney, Now Is Mast YeomanBuried Are Handed Out following men would be honored: I ; to this station by the NAT
I I I The George D. Auchter Co.-- TC Command at Chicago and pre-
in wartime anonymityhe's 1 By Capt. GavinBecause George D. Auchter, president-I viously served at the Naval Aircraft
just another "Mac" in the uated from Mercer University in I treasurer; J, T. Monahan. vice Instructional School at Chicago -
Navy now, but before volunteeringfor 1930 with A. B. and LLB degrees. their services at this president; G. D. Auchter, Jr., W. ': NATTC at Memphis and the
USNR on 19 January, 1943, i He practiced law at Winter Haven Station weie characterized "by excellence H. Glass, F. J. Balthazor. Morris Naval Air Station at Pensacola.Lt. .
he was Mr. Henry G. Stephenson. ] in the heart of Florida's rich citrus over and beyond the nor- I Rushing;, E. C. Kenyon, C. D. Glick, Halford hails from Fresno,
Solicitor of the Criminal Court of belt and served as the city's mal required duties! ," employes of Len Walter, Walter Schlrbock, Calif., a state that rivals Florida
Record for Polk County, Fla. municipal judge for four years. In three civilian construction com- I John McKintosh Joe Arrington, for its pretty girls. She enlisted
Stephenson is a yeoman, second 1939 Stephenson was elected Coun- panies recently were awarded the John Olson. Frank Breen, A. J. 16 October 1942 and was commissioned
class, in the Mainside Personnel ty Solicitor and he was reelectedin U. S. Navy Bureau of Yards and i Rosenthal, W. A. Casson, John Mason an ensign. After indoc-
Office His duties as "mast yeo 1942. Steve received a military I Docks' Meritorious Civilian Service John Davis and Jack Forbes. trination at Mt. Holyoke Collegein
man" bring back nostalgic memories leave of absence from his positionand Badges. Duval Engineering & Contracting Massachusetts, she started her
of his civilian days when heeervetl at the age of 39 enlisted in I Co.George H. Hodges, president tour of duty that now has woundup
Officials of the three
as prosecuting officer for the Navy on 19 Jan, 1943. companies, ; Alexander Brest, secretary- here. She was promoted to !lieutenant
H. of the
Polk County, handling all types of Mrs Laeta Stephenson and their George Duval Hodges, president and Contracting treasurer; Calvin P. Johnson, E. (jg) last 1 January.
cases "from plain drunks to sec- two children are I keeping the home Engineering Fambrough, R. E. Baldwin, J. D'I Now that NATTC has gone co- I
ond degree murder." I fires burning at Winter Haven. Co.; George D. Auchter, president Hagan, Jr., O. A. Price, Glen educational, fellows, let's give the
V2c Stephenson recently became of the George) D. Auchter Co., Searing, W. S. Dennis J. A. new lieutenant the n
I Laeta, by the way, means beautiful eyes
and John E. Davis vice I
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: one of the tint enlisted in Latin and Steve says "she president A. J. Hudson David IL Youse, C. Two! ht4.t f
of the Batson-Cook Co., receivedthe _
men to represent another enlisted I sure lives up to it." J. Eppert, John Hysler Joe Strip
man at a general court '---- ---- badges during a ceremony on ling, Earl Hayner, Earl Carswell. R. Tiller)', Cliff C. Glover,
martial on this Station. lie voluntarily the Station. C. L. Denmark. J. T. Williams, Higgins, Glenn 13. Smith. S M.
assisted Lt. Frank ;Mc- Buy, Huy War Komls I "The chief of the Bureau of Harry Williams and H. L. Wood. I i Carpenter, Ernest D. NIx. C. O.
Donald In the defense ami won Or I Yards and Docks, upon recommendation Batson-Cook Co. Edmund F. Raby. S. L. Hedge, M. W. FillmperV. ;: ,
I. arqulttal for the accused. Dye, Bye Freedom of a local board, has awarded Cook piesident-treasurer; John E. \ C. McGregor, J. C. Murphey H.
A native of Athens, Ga., Steve, ---- -- -- I to you, and to certain of the Davis, first vice president; Ames W. Sheppard, O. L. Dall and Joe' E.
t M he'i known to.the boys, grad iaiu she Aruerleas lied (',...! employes of your respective com- Hufuley, second vice president; L. I(, Johnson.I .



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The JAX AIR NEWS is published weekly at the V. S.
Naval Air Station Jacksonville Florida, by the Public
Relations Office at no expense to the government: Copies
,_ are distributed free of charge to enlisted and other Naval By COMMANDER R. R, MARKEN (ChC), USN
Personnel at the Naval Air Station, the Naval Air Technical -
Tialnlng Center, the Headquarters of the Naval Air
Operational Training Command Naval Auxiliary Air Sta After That He Appeared In Another
lion Green Cove prln a, Naval Auxiliary Air

Cecil Hospital\ ', InrlJJatlJ.u Gunners'Air l School Facilities.the. u.Mayport.Rear Station.. Form Unto Them" (Mark 16:12): ) :Jwri I j


Admiral Andrew C. McFall. USN During His earthly ministry, our IxJrd continually) V'i
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training appeared "in another form! ,
In Matthew 11-29: Jesus refers to Himself as j
Captain Arthur Gavin. USN, "meek and lowly." In the same Gospel, Matthew '-j

. Jacksonville Commandant Naval Air Station 25-32: : our Lord describes Himself as the Great ".
Judge of all the Universe-the same Christ, but r;
Captain Joseph B. Lvnch. A-VG), USNR. "He appeared in another form." He tells His disciples "
Commanding Officer that He is among them as "One that serveth.1Yet
Center
.Naval Air Technical Training
He reminds them that He is indeed their Lord

Captain John J. O'Malley (MC), VSN. and Master.
Commanding Officer t'attw "He appeared in another form." We find amazing
U. S. Naval HoapltalCommander 1 Him
variety in :
Edward;: E.: Dolecek, USN. To the Artist He U the One Altogether Lovely.To .
Commanding Officer the Architect He Is. the Chief' Cornerstone: _
Naval Air Gunners' School To the Astronomer lie Is the Sun of Righteousness
To the Baker He Is the Living Bread
Commander William ::L'Ash ford. Jr.. USN. I r aka To the Banker He U the Hidden Treasure 0' ,
Commanding Officer, To the Biologist He Is the Life
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Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Green Cove Springs f-t To the Builder He Is the Sure Foundation. :
To the Carpenter He Is the Door.
Commander Samuel G. Mitchell To the Doctor He Is the Great Physician! ,
Commanding Officer I To the Educator He Is the Great Teacher. '
Naval Auxiliary Air :Station Cecil Field To the Engineer He is the reJtOand the Living Way ;
'Cartful. This is Leap Ya rf". To the Farmer He Is the Sower, and the Lord of the liar
Lieut. Col. Chester L. Gavtne. USMC (Ret). \elt.
Commanding Officer To the Florist He Is the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of lht l.+
Marine Barracks Valley.
To the Geologist He Is the Rock of Ages (and it Is more
1J ut. Col. William T. Evans USMC (Ret). tradition in fighting and heroismYou're Important- to know the Rock; of Ages than the age
Officer 150 ot rocks).
Commanding Aircrewmen Get
Marine Aviation Detachment on their team now, so when To the Horticulturist He Is the True 1ne.
Wings At Colorful you get a Zero in your sights re; To the Judge lie Is the Righteous Judge, the Judge of aUTo ++.,
Newspaper Service member that. Hang on to those yp
the JAX AIR. NEWS receives Camp the Juror
material. Republlcatlon of matter prohibitedwithout Ceremonies Tuesday guns-then let him have it!" t He Is the Faithful and the True Witness.
permission of CNS. War Department, 208 E. To the Jeweler He Is the Pearl of Great Price. *
42nd St., N. Y. GAircrewmen C.DtlB.ed from page sae The official welcome to guests To the Lawyer lie is the Counselor, the Lawgiver theAdvocate. .
You a fighting American efficiently attending the ceremonies wa .
as ,
To the Newspaperman He Is the Good Tidings of Great Joy.
trained as you are, and extended by Capt Arthur Gavin, To the Oculist He Is the Light of the tves.
Receive WingsFor flying in a plane of which thereis Commandant, who also Introduced To the Philanthropist He Is the Wisdom of Cod. ?
To the Preacher He Is the Word of God w
of of the principal speaker,
no equal are part one
Naval To the Sculptor Is the Living Stone t
of
the first time in the history
the most powerful attacking The invocation was delivered by To the Servant He el Is the Good Master.To .
!Aviation enlisted Aircrewmen have received"wings" forces on earth.! Comdr. Roy R. Marken, senior the Student He Is the Incarnate Truth. $
of commis- the which chaplain. Musical highlights,: of To the Statesman He Is the Desire of all !Nations. :s
that was
somewhat similar to During ceremony : To the Theologian He is the Author and Finisher of our
full- broadcast over a coasttocoastNBC the program were a rendition of Faith.
sioned Naval pilots. They are now
hookup Bob Hope was calledto "Navy Wings" by a vocal octet To the Toiler lie Is the Giver of Rest. -?-
fledged airmen and are so recognized by the the speaker's platform and madean of marines and sailors and the To the Sinner He Is the Lamb of God that talteth away the 'I
sins of the World. ,
Navy. honorary alrcrewman by Com- playing of the song "Sailors of the To the Christian lie Is the Son of the Living God, the g /.J 1
In the special ceremonies held in the band- mander John S. Thach, NAOTC Air" by the Commandant's Band. Saviour, the Redeemer and the Lord. I
from the Administration build- staff training officer.In The ceremony ended on an Im- "He appeared in another form." Our Lord com ,
shell across introducing Hope Commander pressive note when Robert Clark, bines, in His Divine Personality, the universal and I
ing, recognition was given to the importantpart Thach commended him for aviation radioman third class, one the individual such unique fashion that no othec

that enlisted aircrewmen play in the bringing "hearty American laughter of the graduates, was called uponto leader can compare with Him And when men came

Navy's air arm. It is an acknowledgmentthat : to the men on every fighting read the new Naval Alrcrew- to write about Him-"He appeared in another form

has been overdue and is indicativeof front from the Aleutian Islands to man's Creed. The creed is as fol. unto them!
long Africa." "In doing so," Commander lows: Matthew saw Christ from the Jewish viewpoint
the rapid growth of Naval Aviation since Thach said "he has given himself "I am a United States Naval as the One who fulfilled ancient prophecies. Martf

this war began. almost as much of a beating as a Aircrewman, a member of a saw Christ from the viewpoint of one impressed by,
Prophetic words were heard even duringthe marine can give a Jap. Even the combat team. My pilot and shipmates the active ministry of the Master. Luke saw! Christ'

last war about the vital part that air enemy knows how much he la doing place their trust In me and from the Gentile viewpoint-emphasizing His com.
for servicemen-when he was my gun I will care for my passion and tenderness and healing powers. John
power would occupy in future conflicts. Not performing at an advanced basen plane and guns as I care for my saw Christ, and was awed by his Deity. Paul saw

much attention was paid in many places, Africa the Germans bombed for life. In them I hold the power of Christ from the Hebrew viewpoint as the atoning

but now the predictions made as early as the first time in six weeks." life and death-life for my 1920 have to After receiving his honorary death for the enemy."I Read your New Testament, and you will observe
come pass. wings Hope made a brief appearance will uphold my trust by protecting .' -"He appeared in another form" to the writers c*
The 150 men who received their aircrew which be began by saying: my pilot and plane to the the Sacred Epistles. For instance: Note how variedare

"wings" last Tuesday were the first to be "I haven't seen any aerial gunnery absolute limit of my ablUt).." the descriptions of Christ by the writers of thai

so honored. From now on hundreds more since those days in %'au the when they used to strafeme Mark is realistic, Luke is aesthetic, John is a mys-
will be similar tributes might
paid as wear wings are those who have
from the second balcony." tic. In Outlook: Matthew is prophetical, Mark is
and power of the Navy air force continuesto Calling himself Bob "Jackson- ized successfully completed a special- I practical, Luke is historical, John is theological. Iii

grow and expand. Our congratulations ville Naval Air Station" Hope, the school course, an additional in a Navy course service in I Quality: Matthew shows stability, Mark shows activity ...

to the men who man the flying ships of screen star told the audience that air gunnery and at least eight naval -I Luke shows sympathy, John shows profund.
alrcrewman in combat with the i ity. In Time Element: Matthew emphasizes th Uncle Sam's Navy. We have every confidence an weeks of intensive work with an
enemy can crowd a lifetime of ser- operational past, Mark emphasizes the present, Luke emphasizes
training .
that will blaze brilliant place squadron.The
a future John
,
you vice to his country into 30 sec- emphasizes eternity.
in the air history of this war, and do more onds, and ended on a serious note with aircrewmen's a gold anchor wings are silver "After that, He appeared in another form untfll

than your share in the complete obliterationof by saying: on the center, and are superimposed slightly -- them." After that-after sorrow. Dr. Horace Bush.
our enemies. "There's a trail that leads smaller than the all-gold wings nell wrote: "I have learned more experimental rColIIglon

through the sky to victory, and awarded to Navy pilots. Gold since my little boy died than in all my Ma
ask these naval aircrewmen here are "battle stars," indicating actual before that happened. God is more real to JJ10
going out there and blaze that because of that sorrow."
shooting engagements with
Been To Chapel? trail. And when I say blaze, mis- emy, are added as the combat the en-career A poet tells us:
ter, I really mean they are goingto of the aircrewman 'I had not known what God could bt
So have all off this week? gets under
day Sunday Had
you : make it hot for the enemy' olf not :known adversity!
I way. JXit the burden so hard to bear
What are you planning to do with it? Also appearing as a principal In limiting use since early last He gave me a blessing dhlnely fair;

It is easy to sleep late, just as long as your speaker was Commander Thach, .I year, the wings up until the present So A means even sorrow ot bringing Itself may Lord be to mel'! .
shipmates will let you. Any fool can do that. famed combat hero and fighter were not awarded until the re- my
I After joy or success to then the Lon
tactician-, who told the graduates: cipient "had completed at least comes you,
But an intelligent and well-balanced man "This occasion U historic for three months of actual combat ex Christ appears in another form; radiant in His Glorious -

plans for a full day. For laziness breeds the Navy-the first presentation perience.Bob Reality.
"There Is Joy In the service of Christ the Lord
more laziness, while activity is the best of wings to aircrewmen Hope's appearance on the No pleasures of earth can bestow:
friend of ambition and progress.It upon graduation from naval air aircrew graduation ceremony was He Slveth to all who are faithful to Him' .
operational trainIng It is only one phase of a whirlwind visit A delight the world cannot know!"
shouldn't be hard mates to set asidean And when
we pass into the unseen life beyondthe
in
with pride and confidence you by him and his radio troupe to this
hour or so on Sunday mornings for chapel that we send you to the United station. Other appearances by grave, after that, praise God, "He appears W

service. We don't have to tell you that States Fleet and to the ultimateand Hope, Frances Langford, Jerry another form" We do not fear the life beyond, for

mother and dad would like it, and that it inevitable" triumph over the Colonna band Vera Vague and StanKenton's you our,Lord that has where promised I am, there"' 1 go to ye prepare may be a also.place Let for

wouldn't do harm either. enemy were made at NAT not heart atrald.So ."
you any TCenter your be troubled, neither let it be
Another feature of the and Mason Field
programwas and
his
These are momentous times and we in the an appearance by Chief Ra- regular Tuesday night radio show in youth and in age, in sickness and In health

service experience emotions and reactions in dioman Joseph De Luca the first originated in the Student Officers' Lord In Joy and and Saviour in sorrow, in life and in death, our DiviDe fol

our daily life that are foreign to the average enlisted man to receive the wings auditorium here before an audience lowers "In another form"-and continually appears is to His to bel
the best yet
civilian. We under constant strain of a naval aircrewman. Chief De of Waves only
are more
Luca "Lead on. O IIng Eternal!
Pacific combat veteran who -4.41-
and our immediate future much more un- \Ve follow, not with lean: {,
holds the Distinguished Flying "
For gladness shines like morning
certain. Cross and a special letter of com- Comic Opera Show At When thy dear face appears 1"

Because of these conditions sometimes we mendation from Admiral W. F. U. S. -'-i4
Halsey, In a brief address told his Hospital Today -
become a little confused and :find ourselvesin Progress By Study
low You'd be surprised what new fellow aircrewmen that the"word" Patients at the U. S. Naval Hos-
spirits. a
in the Navy was "team When no
a man ceases to learn or possess
pital aboard this Station
good church service would do. Yes, mates, work" and concluded by saying: will be desire to learn he is of little to himself

it's better than hitting the bottle, and youdon't "Your wings mean you are a entertained at 1430 today by War- or to the world, in use only
general. can
member of team. ren Lee Progress
a first-string Terry
have when its Broadway comedian -
: a hangover over.
Go to church this Sunday. Go Sun- Your pilot is better trained than and star of Gilbert and Sullivan be made through study.AM, NAGS, Pur4cell
every the Jap, your plane Is more rug- ,
comic A \
'day. You'll never be sorry you did. ged, your equipment is superior, operas.Terry's ,
better repertoire of 52 roles .
: yon are a man. ,
"Your wings also mean that you has carried him to all corners of Not So Bad

Politician Described have a whale of a lot of responsi- the country and to ten European It is true that the transition from a libertylovingcivilian

POLITICIAN: A man who divides his bility, responsibility not only to nations. His appearance at Navy to a trained, well-disciplined seaman is toughat
your pilot but also to our naval air times, but compared to thousands of men In tho
for office and
time between runningfor
running gunners now in the fleet. Those and Army bases is sponsored by Navies, the lot of every sailor In the American Navyis

cover.-BAM, NAGS, Purcell. boys have established a brand new the Salvation Army USO Club I comfortable by comparison.-THE WORD, Pen-

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Breezes natra's father" hometown draft board. "They

Hope, who always looks as it just hand you a copy of Esquireand
Salty Humor From S he'd just slid down the bannister, see what page you turn to."
I I told about his brother in the service Hope flashes his bicuspids all
Here And There at Cup Cake, Texas, where the time like a pin-up boy in a
(Sm0Mn It's so isolated three chaplains toothpaste ad and his favorite facial *
went AWOL.Stop .
\ : lkundeontandlnC' gesture is a toothy grin. He

, .J: :Man talking to his wife over the tJ us if you've heard these laughed from ear to ear once and
Hope nifties: remarked "I've been with Pepso-

.J.;,r, telephone"What'a: that bring home ,_ :: .J.C I "I ate in the Navy chow hall dent so long "now I'm drinking

what? I don't get it spell it." =- :; c.' .. tR I here, where the boys gobble up Irium straight.

',. Wife: "Some wax." ,..., ,::.: .... ... ...' ,.'- everything. I laid my wrist watch Overhead planes thundered,
-' downand the causing Hope to amidst
Husband: "Oh, I thought you next thing I knew pause a
Paid WACS.:' the guy next to me was ticking." story and ad lib, "I'm glad they'renot
'" +' By STEVE KALAGIAN. Y2c '"You aircrew graduates can pigeons up there."

Perfect Story A highly enthusiastic audi- .. celebrate. You can take your girl 'S '*

*]'.egot the perfect news story ence heard Florence Kirk the JohnsonSea2c, known affectionately out for a ride and she'll hug you "This is Bob (Jacksonville Naval
for Sir! to the boys in the Directoryas so tight that those wings will be Air Station Waves Area) Hope .'s
you
How ,comet Sailor bite dog opera singer, at the All-Saints "Pop.' southern fried," Those familiar opening lines sig .

No, a hydrant just sprinkled Chapel Thursday night. And Pop Johnson, it is rumored, was "I went up for a ride the other nalled the start of the Pepsodent
(lttt'. although her repertoire con- associated with Roy Acuff, playing day when we went into a program and the squeal of the
'* '" sisted mostly of second jug with the Smoky Mountain power dive I said to the pilot look WAVES echoed over the nation
popular
Inhibited num- Boys. Later, Johnson was interested at the pretty pink cloud. 'Cloud?', and across the seas as millions listened ..
My husband says that there are bers, she received the largest in Acuf f's political career, said the pilot, 'that's no cloud, pullin in for the popular Tuesday

dome things a girl should' not do I ovation for her three aurias which it is understood, was discontinued your head, your nose is bleeding night NBC feature.
before twenty. from opera in order to allow Acuffto .' "Tomorrow is March 15, and I

i Well, personally, I don't enjoy a I devote more of his time to the "Then we went Into another just thought I'd come up here
:' large audience either. interests of good music. power dive. I looked up and sawa and catch up with some figure,"
. .. '* '* '" Peculiarly enough the majority Recently, Acuff sent Johnson a man float by me on a parachute. Hope niftiest to the WAVES. ,
Just, Slapped of the audience was personally autographed picture of 'Going my way?' he asked me. Colonna and raven-haired Miss '

Were made up of WAVES. We don't I I himself I proving to anyone concerned "Nope I said, guess I'll stick Vague, who doesn't look like she'd
you ever pinched for going
too fast' know whether the WAVES : the strong ties of friend- with the plane." have any trouble landing a man
ship that exists between: the two 'Suit yourself,' said the guy In despite her radio character, put
No, but I've'" been' stopped.'" have a better appreciation of musicians, the chute, I'm your pilot.' on a Fountain of Youth skit Prof.
the finer music, or more of '* Comdr Thach presented Hope Colonna addressed part of it to the
Marriage-Boxing them attended only because Sl\IOKIES-Dld you read about with an honorary pair of aircrew WAVES. "Would you like to be
Marriage is like boxing. Preliminaries the All-Saint's Chapel ,hap- the two sailors from Pensacolawho wings, and Banter Bob young and beautiful again?" he
) often are better than wrote to President Roosevelt cracked: "Boy, I haten/t flown asked "Would you like to regain
main eient pened to be next door to the and asked him to change the so high since the last time I your lost youth? Would you like
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WAVES barracks. enlisted men's uniforms? No kissed Madeline Carroll." to live long?"

Not ToughNo report on the results as )'et. If But the long-haired star "Well, then stay off the Jacksonville
Sir. I didn't the steak have that who buses"
say you any pin-up pictures has
been
called "World War
was tough. I only said that the Note to L J. Jabtneau-SorrYI you think might be worth repro- Number One Citizen" Two's Hope & Co, continued their nonstop ..
hard but nobody seems to Know any this how about by President entertainment
gravy wa to slice. ducing on page, Roosevelt journey and
spoke In dead
'* '* '* thinq about Naval Air Observer'smetal bending them up? The rain earnest saved the best for last-at Mason
Moron Joke ( ) wings. Are you sure youdon't Saturday didn't arrive In time to turned ness and to the not in fun when he Field where thousands packed the

Have you heard about the little mean atrcrewtncn wings f atop personnel inspection. The class and soberly graduating said, "You aircrew place like sailors in a bus.
'* '" air- The show
appearance of the Bob Hope show ran the gamut from;
moron who looked through a knot crewmen are coordinated trained
A certain number of WAVES, was the climax of all the enter- Langford's sensuous songs; to Vera
and
hole in the fence around a nudist you have all the in
who here from :Milledgeville this Let's guts the Vague's recitation
camp? He said: "Gee, what a came tainment on station., world. Your trail leads about men, ah
gorgeous blonde and wouldn't she Ga, about a year ago, are tryingto hope we hate more like it. The the .sky to victory." through sweet men; to Colonna's panto. 4
keep it a secret but they are awarding of "wings" to enlisted mime act with Hope; and a fullprogram ,
look swell in a bathing suit? '* '* '
*
'" planning a party around the 22ndof aircrew-men is a step in the right brimming with jokes ,
Just, One this month. Only Army offi- direction. All we need now lIop.ho was fatigued from songs, and just fun in general and
plane tour
cers will be invited because the lit lower admission rate for servicemen through Cuba and principally Bob Hope.
Conductor: "How m this Panama
many girls are just "that way" about at the moles downtown. for American servicemen --iif
berth, I Army gold-braid. : and Miami hate then gave the boys at
Daytona special Buy, Buy War Bond
Passenger: "Just one. Here's our NATTCenter
break
a with
rates for men In uniform. an Or
ticket. Those of you who have to standin For those of you who may not outdoors show He told about his Bye, Bye Freedom

Turned JW.df line every time you want to know It, the Main Station Library i
Why doe that traffic light turn call up Mabel have some relief in Is now open every night until 2200. AMUSEMENT CALENDARFREE
ted? sight. Within a very short time, Incidentally, the acoustics and I
f You'd turn red' too If you changed four new pay phones will be in- other feature of All-Saint's Chapel MOVIESNumber

In the middle of the street stalled alongside the two already were highly praised by Miss Kirk ( after each show Is at Student Officer Auditorium.
a* being one of the finest'! places'! )
'* in operation in front of Ship'sService. Main Station
Auditorium
How Dare You! she had ever performed in. _
SMOKING LAMP'S OUT. TODAY-"Here Comes Elmer," Al Pearce (9).
How dare you kiss me? I don't SUNDAY-"Passage to Marseille," Humphrey Bogart, Michelle
Last Saturday morning a Navy
do. things like that, and besides -i Morgan (20).
you forgot to lock the door. lieutenant was sitting at his desk Bob "Knickerbocker Holiday," Nelson Charles
; '" quietly working when seaman Hope Came ((21). Eddy, Coburn

Curves. came rushing through the door. Saw And -"Hey Rookie Ann ,
I Conquered Miller (22)).
After he the
making sure was \
Many a man has left the straight WEDNESDAY-"Hour Before the Dawn "
Veronica Lake, Franchot
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right party, he placed a large bas- CoBtiBned from pace one
and narrow for a few exciting : Tone, Binnie Barnes (24). I
ket of flowers on his desk and beauteous Frances Lan tor d
curves g (Today how at Student Officer's Auditorium U "Nabonga", with Fin Doieey.
"* I walked out as quickly as he had blonde Dolly Mitchell, vocalist NATTC
Wrong SystemHe come in.While. Tony Romano, suave Wendell I
: Baby, I cn read you like a I the whole office staff Niles, and comic, manhuntingVera (All performances while the new be auditorium given In the Is old under auditorium, Bldg 513, ''I

book. gathered around In admiration this Vague supported the inimit- Friday and Saturday, 1800, 2000-THE PURPLE repair HEART) : Dona Ao I
She: OK, but lay oft the Braille lieutenant picked up the card from able Hope in the round of shows drews and Richard Conte The story tells what happens
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the beautiful floral aM ortnient and the sailors, marines and
method. among to fictional
eight characters who fall Into Jap hands in
'* and read bhibhlngly, "From WAVES supported the entertainers China
following a bombing of
military objectives in Nip
Smart Guy"I Florence Kirk." in the style to which they are Cities

told him he mustn'tsee me 1 Miss Kirk, you will recall, was accustomed enthusiastically! All Sunday, 1330, 1530, 1800, 2000-CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK: Donald
any more." the Metropolitan opera star who told, thousands upon thousands of O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, and an unusually good supporting
"And what did he do?" sang on the station last week. civilian personnel enjoyed Hope'shumoresque cast. Donald O'Connor gives out with his song and dance
antics aboard tb Sta-
"He turned out the light" # '* in the role of a naval cadet
'" '" There's a plot afoot at the Post tion and the laughter even drowned Monday and Tuesday, 1800, 2000-SUBMARINED BASE: Ann Baxter
Seaman Speaks Office Directory to make the name times.out the roar of the planes at and John Litel. A not-so-recent film with plenty of interest

Visitor: "I'd like to speak with of Seaman Russell Edwin John- '* for sailors.

aomcbodit on this station with a I son famous. Comdr. Jimmy Thach Introduced Wednesday, Thursday, 1800, 2000-PASSAGE TO MARSEILLE: Hum
little authority" According to his shipmates John Hope on the NBC aircrew phrey Bogart, Michele Morgan, Claude Rains, Sydney
Seaman: to "Maybe I can help son, an accomplished musician, broadcast by saying "If the Navy Greenstreet. A group of French convicts escape from Devils
J/OM, I've got about as little an used to have some connection with gunners can shoot their guns a* Island with the hope that they can fight for their country.
thorny as anyone'' Roy Acuff and his Smoky :Mountain -
well as can shoot the breeze,
'" Boys. But from what we understand we're all:you set." OTHER ENTERTAINMENT
Dead' End Seaman Johnson deniesit. Main Side
Once upon a time three bears Nevertheless here is the "dis- "I haven't seen any aerial gun-
were walking. Papa Bear sat on a patch" we received from the Direc- ners since my vaudeville days FRIDAY-Gym available for basketball in the morning; league games
cactus and said, "Ouch!I" Mama tory boys just as we were finishing when the customers strafed me in the afternoon and night J J
Bear did likewise and said, "Oh!" I up this column. We print it from the second balcony," Hope SATURDAY-Gym night.THURSDAY available for basketball all day. Ship's Dance at

But Bear eat and sat without comment. gagged.
Baby just
.t and said nothing. Occasionally, the boys in the Bob cracked the quip from thereon. March 23-"Hats Off," new USO musical revue.

Then Mama Bear turned to Papa Post Office lirectoryind one of "Bing Crosby has been prac- NATTC
Bear and exclaimed, "Gosh, I hope their number who hay come to ticing aerial gunnery, too. He's TODAY, 1800, 2000-USO Vaudeville Show, featuring Olive Fay, M C-
'. we're not raising a Dead End them from a famous background.Such been trying to knock down the and dancer; Ming, magician, Ronnie Street, Lee Mariners
Kid!I" a man .is Russell Edwin. stork You know Crosby, Si- Johnny Stone, and the Air Raiders, station swing band
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t Still Firing, But Not Baseballs Seaman Guard & Commandant's Cup Competition Standings


A and R Lead In UNITS A u C' H ,': P G it
Recruit Center 6'j 4 1 liti C
19 U &&gg: ;:
A & R 15 0 1 7y!
Volleyball LoopsSeaman Seaman Guard 2 tl 0 Ii uti 16 3 411-1/3
Ship's Store Ashore 9 Ii 6 u 2 't' 0 33O& t:
G 10 3 n 7 35! 5 30t5VM
Guard and A & R seem hangar 2 S 0 5 29VI'
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to have taken to the new Commandant's No, 4 6tj 2 1 15 2s'YI
VPB2 UnIt No.. 2 6 2 0 1 2 Ly lZ 2T,5T4
Cup activity, volleyball, o l0 0 0 !' 2 4 U
for they have shot into the lead in Docks & Ferries / 6 :' : ; 2 9If\ '
their respective leagues. Boathouse 3 2 b4, 2 23sVPB2
Seaman Guard beat the Hospital Unit No.. 1 G 2 I 0 0 t 111: I''' 23'
Hospital 2 :3 0 0 2 7 J s ni '21
and the Boathouse during the Parachute Loft 6", L I 0 0 2 Z :2 > 17'rf
; week Poe Horning, Lyons and Personnel ';'i 2 0 0 S 2 Z '143.
\'OVCS 2 4 0 I 0 4, 2 Z 14
all tal. and
Camden good spike
Marine Barracks :1 Z 1 II 5 0 'Z ,' 13
'i shots, paced the Guardsmen.A Dispensary 0 0 2 '. 1
i i : : r
t. & R, with Salisbury the best & Bakers 1 0 0 ,. ,,-.:. ..
of its spike shooters beat Ord- Fire Department 0 2 0 0 41 0 2 4'":
r ,. YMAi MaIn Galley 0 II 0 0 0 2 Z 4
nance and Gunnery. Photo L.'Ib. 2 2 0 0( 0 U) U ,. 4
Ships Store Ashore with Nor- VI No. 5 knew entrn' not yet In competition)
Key to ('harts. A. lIo.tt.lI it. ."lIlIfl.&l08 Immlnr: ('. henna points,
station .0Ub.llt n. bonus points station hUf'hall: 11:. navy hull J F. Touch
Volle.>bull Standings ball I liLbssketbali: ii. total pulnh.I .
NATIONAL: Li::..\(,ii: -- ------
Team,, Uon Lost I
A & It 0 Metal MachinesIs
i' Personnel 2 0V Personnel Nears
VCS 5 1
O&G 4 1 VPB ChampMetal
) 3 2
VPB 2 (7) CrownIn
3 r 2 2Photo Bowling
: machine rates the honor
Lab 1 3 .
Marine Barracks 1 4 of basketball champion in the eight

Parachute loft 1 4 PlayoffsWith team league formed by the "P'1\ J.w
.
Dispensary 0 :5ANEa1CAN
f : J.tAa': : boat squadrons. VPB 2 ((1) an' %

Teams R'0. Lost the close of the Cornman.dant' VPB 2 ((2)).
Seaman Guard .5 0 Reptesenting: unit Metal
one
Cup bowling season still a
Recruit Center 4 0
Store : 0 week away, Personnel has virtu- Machl .:s was sparked to the title
AMM3c, naval aircrewman in operational Ships 2
Johnny Lipon. now a 1 ally clinched the first by Jim Newham AM2c and Chris
training at Squadron VPB 2 <.2), had a meteoric baseball rise before Docks-FenlH ::2 1Vi' place spot Newham AMlc: forwards, Bob
and the 15:
His two in ball were spent 4 1 1 points which go to-
enlisting in the Navy. years organized T 4 1 2 wards the Commandant's Bishop Sic, center, and Howard
with Muskegon, MUh, Beaumont Texas, and the Detroit Tigers. trophy.
Fire Department 1 3 Already Personnel has bowled Powers AMlc and AI Porter,
Cooks Bakers 1 3
Boathouse 1 4 21 of the scheduled 21 games and AM2c guards.

.,., ). ** i iL IIO-'ipllal 0 2 has totaled 35 points. Nearest in Alternates on the team were
wwuK5S5J MaIn Galley 0 4 Dick Ryder. AM 2c. Bob Williams
-' pursuit in present standings is the
,, l / Boathouse AM3c. Bob Bailey AMM3c and
-j with 24 points in 18
man its standout has won two
for Fred Cannon, AM2c.
games second place.
games and is still undefeated. The winners clinched the title by
Recruit Center Four points is the best
featuring score the
defeating Engineers of unit
RlUN. O'Quinn Roberts and Chitty as any entry can make in a three-
one. in the playoffs 38 to :30.; 131s-
\ S ,'" aces has won four straight games game match one for each game if
hop with 18 points led the victors
_, -ii'7.: / without a defeat, and looms as they win all and one for high pin offensive. J. R. Newham had 8
:
:1 Seaman Guard's chief challengerin fall total. points and Chris Newham 6 points.
the American League. Johnny O'Donnell Boathouse,
,". :::1 Unit one teams Metal Ma.
./ .". were:
.; :. ... ... l' O & G with four wins and only made the most rapid advance of chines. Engineers, Radio Yeoman, I
.
Edmund Walsh, Y2- one defeat are on the heels of undefeated the week Jumping his average and Mech Training. Unit Two entries .
.t:' ", A & R and Personnelin from 150 to 171 and going from were Ordnance, Mcch Training ;

the National League. Shields and Radio. '

Throwing Out DIMaggio Was Thrill and Henry are the 0 & G stand-* Tram (.. 11G. U.S. PU. E B. Johnson ACM was the
outs. Personnel 21 1014 2888 35 of the
manager winning entry.
Boathouse I 181):> 2570 21
will continue for
Volleyball the
\' -VC 4 13 JW 2I7J 23 Officials for the league were:
OVER. at Squadron VPB 2 ((2)) there are a great many next several weeks and at the AssemblyRepair 15 <>T9 2
naval aircrewmen but only one of them is a former major conclusion playoff of of the the top regular teams schedulea in each VF VPB2 (1) 15 18 846 882 2323 2Sfi6 15 19 and Pogue and Sp (A) Ic, Wolf-

Storekeepers 15 8St 2458! 14 son.
\ league__ .ball_ player.. .u. __ league will begin to determine the Docks & Ferries 21 821: 2.VW 14 --
He is Johnny Lipon, AMM. ac, :21. station champion. T-4 15 8T 9 2.TW 11
kid star of the Detroit Tigers and Marine Barracks 12 776 2200 11 Call Ext. 8157 To Find
now an ace gunner f"r the Navy. Air News Names

Keen: sighted Johnny is as accurate Here's Chance To See thirty-seventh to tenth place in the Out Your Golf Opponent

\'.'.th his fifty cahbie ma- Cage All StarsHere's individual standings He bowled
chine gun from the blister of a First Rate Golf Show nine games during the week and Bluejackets V. L. Landrum,

PBY xs he was in firing the ball your all-star quintet selected "The greatest golf show on his 174 average is for 15 games of the VM unit, and L W. Hay

from deep short to first base. from players in the main earth," Gene Sarazen calls it. Leading bowlers are Delsandro, of the AEM school. NATTC,
share honors in
the
Uuring his training at the station open basketball tourna- Four golfers, Gene Sarazen, VO-VCS, 195 average: Moore A & Naval AirStation

Nat: t\ir uui.ners School I near i. ment which ended last week with Joe Kirkwood, Kay Byrne and R. 193; Herrin, Personnel. 187; golf tournament qualifying
round with of 38
Yellow Water, he scored 248 hits I the NATTC Air Raiders the win- Katherine Foxx, all tourna- Berke Personnel 183; Gidley, A scores
for the nine hole '
out of 450: rounds, using a 30 ners, undefeated in nine games. ment stars, wilt be here to pre- & R. 182; Fyfe. Personnel 181; The course.

calibre machine gun while firingat Selections were made by the Jax sent it at the NAS course Sunday Potfay. A & R, 179; Thorne. VF had been qualifying extended round because which of

a moving target. Ills particular Air News taking two things into April 2.Complete 176; Campbell, A & R 175 andJ. wet grounds, ended
mark, which was etablishcd consideration proficiency on the details will be available J. O'Donnell, Boathouse, 174 yesterdayand
last July still stands. court and number of games in in a subsequent issue of the Zol Cohen A & R, rolled a 214 the pairings are now availableat
shack.
golf More than 50
game this week to shatter the old
JIe Is blessed with excellent which the player competed. Air News
Bluejackets and Marines will be
------- --- --- -- league record of 242 held by Joe
coord nat.oner: essential' In
;> Former caddies, who would off
paired in three .
flights
of his Instructor First TC'amc.t'luul!' Team Judd, Storekeepers. J. J, O'Don-
gunnrry": one hkexto caddy in the Sarazen
Call Ext. 8157 and ask for
comiupnted. Kaiser, f, VF 4 Cardiff r. \'P132(2)I'rear nell's 629 three-game series replaced -
foursome, asked to call Ext.
are Jack Cummins, SpAlc to find
f NATTC J R New ham. I, the old 625 second place
Here' How .' .Hambrlck.'PD2 (1) 498 and ask for Lieut.. Forsberg record of Delsandro's. out whom you play.
Docks-Fen Sc hw'ol/oi, ----------- --- ---- I
c. ---- --- -
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who _== :
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Major league magnates Slider g, Cecil VPD2 ((1) --- ---- ---
are concerned these days! with field Blttnci. K:, NATTC
current and post-war problemsof 1 vet'sen, s. R. Cent. U ilson gS_ G. Fighter Squadron Wins Commandant's Cup Basketball
-- ---- ---
keeping! the came alUe with .
Honorable mention is awardedto ..
"
youngsters might look Into therecords
l and see how likeable : Forwards, Taft NATTC, Clam- 1i

Johnny Upon entered the big mer. VF 4. Henderson VPB 2 ((1),
Felder and O'Quinn Recruit Center $ "
101. Cropper T-l and Demkowski '(
It was a two year jump for the and Coggeshall. A & R: Centers, ,, ''

smiling Polish youth from Detroit Cirbrowski. CST Bigms, VF 4, \

sandlots: to a Tiger uniform. and Salisbury, A & R: and Guards.Crowell 'J ..
Eighteen years old and just out of
VPB 2(1)( Nelson VPB
high school, he broke in with Mus- 2 ((2), Poe. Seaman Guard, Stark- .
kegon. Michigan in a class C
man and TZichaidsoh DocksFerries -
1 league in 1941 his first year in Furr, Cecil Field and Petty,
organized baseball. His season bat- VF 4.

ting average was .370 and his -) -- +
fielding mark was .960. r :ao w R eLc .t))

had Mixed Doubles MatchesIn
-he Tigers realizing they a

natural in Lipon moved him up
in their farm system from class C Bowling ContinueWAVE

to class A ball by sending him toBeaumont Marion Marlatt and Blue-

in the Texas league. jacket Paul Popadak won the mix-

There the nineteen year old kid ed doubles bowling meet at the j "

was sailing along in the fast company main station alleys last Thursdaywith 6 5

of veteran minor leaguersand a total pin fall of 2121 for

hustling youngsters with a 12 games in the handicap tourney

JJ05 batting average and the repu- The winners came from behind '

tation of a flawless fielder when after trailing by 16 pins. WAVE ,t
the Tigers, beset with shortstop Plummer and Sailor Fyfe were ,'1 :

worries recalled him in midseason. just 25 pins short for second place 1.

while WAVE Hinkle and Sailor

"I got one of my biggest thrills McClosky brushed the tall maplesfor

trw day I br ke in," says Lipon. 2050. WAVE Hartwig and :

"pdar Smith was pitching for the her partner Berke eased Into pay

White Sox against us and I nick- dirt just 2 pins better than WAVE -

ed him for three hits in four times King and Sailor Cohen.

at bat." A new mixed doubles meet willet

Another big c\t>nt which he recall underway tonight at 1915. A
:- ::
: with stride was throwing total of 18 entries are expected and 'N'

p out Joe DlMagglo on a hard hit bowling will continue on each -;... .

i ball to short In the eighth inning Thursday for four we''ks. ,' "

of a close} game "lhat,11.." --- s. Si. -_. ,, ,'".'i1t..l"-'o/' $" '" )

bade in '43 when Joe was really TTB Basts'! TTQ ""' -' J t '

booking the ball well," he pointed Hail the victors'! Winner among 21 teams entered in the Commandant's Cup basketball season just

out. In the Ship's Company volleyball ended was the smooth working Squadron VF 4 quintet Pictured here are: first row, R. T. Williamson

-... his flashy debut, Johnny double elimination tournament AMM2c; E. F. Baldwin, AMM2c; A. II Zcgel, AMM2c; T. Sykes, AMM3c: R. J, Petty, AOM.tc: ; and P. A.

finished the season as the 'II- I TTB blasted TTQ. 15-2. 15-1. An Kaiser Sic Second row F. J. Rahaim SpAlc( instructor; T. B Clammer, ARM2c; Lieut. Col John F.

ger>* regular shortstop, playing officer's volleyball league: starts Dobbin USMC Training Officer of VF 4; R. W. Biglns, team captain and W. C. Sims ACMM team .

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16 March 1944 JAX AIR NEWS Page Seven



Charlie Keller, Vet Air Of 2,200 HoursIn Two More Units Receive War Bond Pennants

Fought JapsIn
Ex-Yankee Is -
Numerous Places YIiT ,

ATTC Visitor"King Continued base. from pie two


Kong" Keller of Yankee The Battle of Macassar Straits,
In which the Japs sustained heavy
baseball fame, now Ensign Charles
losses, was fought on January 25: t
Keller of the U. S. Maritime Serv- 1042. Just a week before, Mitchellwas

.:. jKlcetpredlcts a wide open scrambleR in a Catalina that dumped
;l
'I'<.Inthe American League this sea bombs on two destroyers that were y, K : v ri rir
;/ son with the World Champion New escorting two troop ships and four
York Yanks having as good a cargo vessels through the straits.

I r e .chance as any other team to cop The unobserved.results PBY's of the bombing were 1ti ')
the were slow com
flag. '
"It's a complete gamble," said pared to fast Jap planes, and when
the chunky outfielder with the big the Americans let bombs go, they
stick when he visited NATTC last lost no time in scooting for their : ?j

week. "The rosters of the clubs base and safety. 1

are uncertain and you; can only "Things were so hot that it wu ___
hit and run business," Mitchell
said. "Especially in a P-boat.

There never was a dull momentout ?'
t there. You always ran into

r something.. when you went en patrol -
....
\1..,
Next came the raid on the oil .' .
*
fields, one of the most damaging < I IYOx

i3. blows dealt the Japs in the early .'v *
days when almost everything went
their way in the East Indies Navy
PBY's and Army bombers Joinedin
.
vy .a,1i Ma
the raid, and a great numberof )"
fires were started among the
oil wells and storage tanks. "We

got in and out quickly," related

.'\."_.\ .", 't' Mitchell. "It was no place to hang
<
r2 \ Thirteen Jap Zeros attackedthe
PBY In which Mitchell rode

Ensign' Charlie! Keller one day and shot out the starboard
engine and gasoline tank.
guess what will happen. It looks Lt.
Coindr. Donoho, the pilot,
like the Yanks and Washingtonhave
made forced
a landing near the
as good a chance as anybody ,
beach and succeeded in beaching w
but you can't tell for sure." the big flying boat. Three

Charlie enlisted in the Maritime other PBY's later flew In to res-

Service early this year and is sta- cue the stranded crew, not many 4.
t.oned at St. Petersburg, spring hours' before the Jape won the Iiii ,
site __ _. ___s
training for the Yankees be- : final decision In that sector -
fore travel difficulties reared its 'L
ugly head. It was in the battle with the :

He is in the Physical Training I Zeros that Mitchell sustained his /

Department and brought a groupof only wound, shrapnel in the left
Maritime boxers to Jacksonvilleto I leg. "It was Just a scratch," he

compete in the Golden Gloves explained, "but I watched it carefully iut
vw
Tourney. The trip enabled him to I because out there, it was .
take a "busman's holiday" to NAT dangerous to allow a wound to become
I .. .
TC to visit his friend, Lieut. M. G. infected. .
Karow, Physical Training Officer. Mitchell, however, emerged the
Keller's pennant predictions. victor. Before the PBY went down,

even though conservative, back up he had peppered a Jap Zero with
his conviction that baseball will be 50-mm. shells and had seen it
pass, smoking, between two mountains
able to keep going in another war Y
torn year. "The calibre of ball is on the island.
down, but the game is going On a routine patrol in the New
Celebes, his PBY played a fight
through, he declared. "Interestby
is ing,: 45-mlnute game of hide and
service men and the public
seek with five Zeros. "When we
too
great for any other course.
No were attacked, we went into a ,
special considerations shouldbe M
cloud formation the aircrew vet-
given to baseball, but I feel n
said. "We circled around in
there is a definite place for the eran
game." there for 15 minutes. We thoughtwe T Ir"
would be smart and come out
The husky fence buster added he
the same way we went in, but that
to basebcll
hopes return to "if the ,
didn't work. The Japs figured we
"
war doesn't last too long. No
doubt baseball will welcome him would do Just that, and they were

back too for his healthy bat made there"They waiting chased for us us.back into the Two more War Bond Honor pennants were awarded by Captain Arthur Gavin, commandant during Inspection

him one of the Yanks' most popular cloudbank, making runs on us and ceremonies on this Station last Saturday. Yard Department and Ordnance and Gunnery receivedone
players. King Kong's best batting shooting holes in the starboard of the flags while T-l unit was the recipient of the other. At the top. above Commander Roman C.

he mark was a Juicy .335. and wing. They ran us out once more, Miller of Ordnance and Gunnery (left), Lt. ijfi) Helen Clemson of the War Bonds Office and CommanderFred
blasted 33 round-trippers in his but we got back in. It seemed like H. Gage of the Yard Department proudly display one of the pennants. The bottom picture shows En-

top home run year. we would never get rid of them. sign Robert Scofield (left), receiving the pennant for T-l unit with Captain Gavin at the right, and Lt.
As for "Marse: Joe" McCarthy, When we finally did come out, at (jg) Clemson, center. The awarding of a War Bond Pennant signifies that the unit has attained more
veteran Yankee pilot, "He's the" the end of 45 minutes, the Japs than 90 per cent participation in the naval personnel allotment program.
greatest manager in the business,
were gone. I guess they ran out
Keller asserted without qualification. of gasoline or else got tired chas- PBY was disconcerted when in Bulkhead At NATTC
The slugger is well qualified the raid on two Jap destroyers off
to speak. He was with the Champions ing us. Attu the four bombs dropped prov-

for five fat years, Including and The other forced American landing casualties on Ambonia of ed to be duds. } *..,,, .,, *>. ,
four World Series. ""'e came plenty close and undoubtedly j
the warfare in the Dutch East Indies
The plaudits of millions of fans would have damaged
depleted U. S. planes to suchan
haven't affected the modesty of those Japs considerably It the '
the likeable outfielder. Asked to extent that there was It a sur- bombs hadn't been duds," said :: (i ik
plus of aviation personnel. was
pose for a Jax Air News picture Mitchell. "I bet those Japs are
when he visited NATTC, he mod- decided to send some of the men still laughing over their luck : ': ; .
other assignments. Mitchell
to
estly said, "Aw, the guys don't went to Perth, on the west coast that day." : JZ':; ; 7f
care about seeing me." Just after American forces had .
of Australia, where he helped serv-
--- .w-- ice planes of the Royal AustralianAir landed on Attu, a Jap submarine t,..'">',., -, ,.,. ,,' :::::' ..", ;:;

Force for a few weeks. surfaced and started shooting tor- ({ ..," 't'. ", w ..
The pedoes at a battleship. "We radioed -' j, w. ,f' .
':
RunwayC Mitchell was sent to Wellington, the battleship by voice from ,:>1!"," :;., ,; ., ", '" 'I, ._, ,.. ...
New Zealand, thence to San Fran- r. : ",...y.' ... ... ,'
from pace six: the PBY, the Kentucky aircrew- \.1'
cisco and to the Naval Air Sta $ : .' :"
In about fifty fames. Ills batting tion at Alameda, Calif., where he man related, "and warned it of the L"" ., .
average slipped under .300 but spent three months with a squadron submarine. The torpedoes went tr ).' (....41 '/ :> .
Johnny won't admit it wad because then forming for service in wild, fortunately, and two of our ,: : : .t:: ,," -.

of big league pitching "I the Aleutians. destroyers laid down a pattern of ,........q',. b 't?
Always could hit," he explains, Northward he went, into the depth charges. \, .; ,
"I changed my style of hitting, world's worst weather, and into "That night, about 8 o'clock .... -..,,''.;. :.,.:...".. """ {i.

something I never should have another round of adventures when it was beginning to get dark, '" ." ,",,' ,.... ',
the Jap submarine surfaced. Our "" (
done. fj'z : #
against the Japanese. '., 'to
} Like Hal Newhauser and VATj His chief victim in the Aleutianswas forces sank that sub and another ,' .. ,,,'
.. blew off the ... \:., ..
1I was one. One destroyer
Johnny :
l\fcCo&key,
:
ey a Jap scouting plane. The PBY .'
'
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1t '' <
tower of Jap sub.
.,1, 'playing on Detroit's randlota he was on served chiefly in rescue conning a :, .
when \VUh'' Egan, Detroit scout work while the Army planes did As for the rald on Paramushlro, "" .1;} ,... ,,,, .

I w lined him. He was all city at the heavy fighting Mitchell reported the overcast was ; : l\ ; '...
School In '40 and too heavy for results to be observed .. I't 't .,\l
: .Chadsey High .
with six .':1
"We were flying along ; -
: .'Was' playing American Legion .... < .
1 1r
,. and tandlot ball when the Tigers or seven Army B-21's and felt The rescue of the six Army avi- :. .\,(' 1 I : 7'1
Mitchell said. "When ''' .' ..
safe '
pretty ::: '- : .
...
got Interested In him. ators from the open sea came Justa I .' .," '-;-\ ..,"
however .
the attacked, they
Japs .
.
He figures he learned most play- short time after the PBY crew
Ing for Steve O'Neill, present Tiger spread out, and there we were with which Mitchell was flying observed : : ": ,

boss, at Beaumont. There also, alone, and three little double-float The bow it being shot down by the r zLiIt i
Jap scouts hopped on us.
Japanese in a big air battle.
he roomed with Dick Wakefield gunner got one, I got another, and .... I '
for whom he has high praise. the third one beat it into the It was for this rescue that the +'" .; ,
Johnny's Just a kid as baseball clouds. The one I shot down was a entire PBY crew was commendedby was
idea sir we're to know
my own gettin' our semaphore
in
players go, but like his fellow air perfect set up. He came in on the Vice Admiral Kinkaid, then
crewmen( he's got a man's Job in starboard beam, where I was the charge in the Aleutians. now-

the present war. And if praise from and I simply couldn't miss Mitchell had nothing but praisefor
his instructors means anything, gunner him. It was a dead shot, you might the two pilots with whom he Calif, in the Aleutians."Lt. he did the crew a lot of good.
he's one of the men to do it. eay. I saw part of his wing fly served-Lt. Comdr. Donoho, a big, Jolly had the right name," I lie won theIr Medal and the

oft and he went down blazing." tall Texan, in the East Indies, and commented Mitchell He wanjmt Distinguished Flying CrOf<+s.'*
Turlock] that, a jolly character, and
Join the Amrrlran Red Cross :OI The entire crew of Mitchell's Lt. Jesse B. Jolly, of ,

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! Page Eight JAX AIR NEWS .. 16 March, 1944



Uniform Shop At"Rec" Contra To Belief Of Some, There's Never A Dull I.



BuildingIn Moment In Life Of Firemen Aboard This Station A


Full SwingAn There's never a dull moment for ______ _u--_ __ -- ';

Officer's Uniform Shop has the fire laddies on this Station although An Easy Job? How Would you Like To Try It?

'. been established on the top deck they may not be fighting ,. '" _
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of the Recreation Building, Main- names. They've got a lot to learn, o{'
and contrary to the general opin- \..
: side and is now in operation although //t---r-- .
i a compelte stock of materials ion about firemen, they don't sit "' >:<
I, is not yet available.. This shopis around playing checkers waiting ...,1'l l "
open from 0830 to 1700 daily. I for something to happen. ", ,. "\
A tailor shop has been established It's a vast Job in itself, protect- .". .
Immediately across the way ing this great Station from fire : : : ,
I'- : !
; from the Uniform Shop, thus per- which might cause thousands upon ,
mitting those who purchase to thousands,of dollars worth of damage ,. :
have suitable fittings. and seriously hamper the war "
Among the supplier now available effort. For reasons of security it's )
at the hop are all wool impossible to say just how many
grays, part wool tropical wor- people, how many buildings, etc., I
I ttted (khaki), khaki cotton, Palm receive protection here, but sufficeto .>
lleai'h (gray), part wool tropical say, it is like a sizeable city
p grays, cotton gras, greens, confined within a limited space. I ; -:
: blues and whiten In the uniform Once In a while you hear a 7
\i line. fire alarm, see the trucks scurrjlng '

i Caps, cap covers (officers and about, and perhaps you
it! I CPO), overseas caps, including pause and say to yourself, "whatan I ei'm72rp
tropical khaki, are included in easy job. Nothing to do but
headwear now available. Tan, go to a fire once a week," or
gray, white, blue and green overseas something along similar line.
caps are on sale. But the firemen have to know I %
Three colors of footwear, tan, ,ALL the answers when it comes
black and white, manufactured by to the use of ladders, hose, etingulshers -

nationally known concerns, are on net, ropes, chemicals, _
sale.Tan I protective clothing, life saving, !L'L'I
topcoats for wear with use of inhalators and first aid
green uniforms are also available. All of It iMi't learned' efficientlyIn
Eventually it is planned to carrya I six easy lessons.! Every man Is I
complete line of shirts, ties, and I trained in these specialties. L'I
uniform accessories, including cap' They have expert tutors too--
devices.In I man who've had experience not
commenting upon the I oj y r in the Navy, but who were I
amount of businesH carried on at also veteran fire fighters in civ- ,
Ship' Service, Lieut. Joe A. ilian life. There's Chief Boatswain'sMate I
Adams pointed out that few on
R. M. Winton who attendedtwo
the' base had any idea of the sessions of the Florida State : 4 #
trade. "We have to change the
Firemen's College at which fire I
floor In front of the rash registerIn chiefs of all cities and those at C
the soda fountain departmenton Army and Navy bases discussed :
an average of once everyfive I all their problems, and saw I Here's what happens when an oil or gasoline fire gets underway It's one of the most difficult to control,
weeks," he declared.' equipment in practical operation. I according to firemen on this Station In this particular instance it is just a routine practice affair for the
"Our help, composed of from 7151 Chief Winton now presents instructional -I fellows who protect the base. You'd never guess it but somewhere In those flames, covered by an asbestos
to 80 per cent wives and mothers I courses to crews here. suit, is Chief Boatswain's Mate J. A Strickland. He might have to go in and pull a helpless victim out
of service men, endeavors to treat While it possibly Is the most of flames like that someday--hence the practice. Envy him his job? What would a firehouse be without a
all persons fairly. Naturally, with I spectacular part of the job, fire canine mascot? Inset is "Sandy" atop a small ladder, unwillingly posing for a picture, "Sandy" 'tis said,
such a large volume of business fighting itself is not the major is a veteran and an expert, being adept at riding atop the careening truck no matter how fast it may
some may feel that they have been task. Prevention of fires travel or how many sharp turns_it may make. _
.J' Alighted at times. With customers tutes 90 cent of the
sometimes lined up five deep it is ried out per by the firemen conSU.1 before nightfall. "There is more 'Gator'Mouth
be- Lieut. Sticks Hand In
to probability of a fire at night
impossible satisfy everyone. base. They must make around ; t
cause not many people are I'
"We would like to urge everyoneto inspection, and repair
I am sure that i and the buildings are locked up.
have patience. equipment where it is found such Nobody Punished Saurian Banished"He
the girls back of the counters are is I When people close up a building ,
doing the best they can to satis- repair They must necessary.have a nose for fire they should check carefully to be stuck in his thumb and ..
I certain they've not left anythingthat
factorily serve the tremendous hazards and report them when ,fire." pulled out a plum," or, as Bob discovered that John Henry was
might cause a
Volume of business. they are discovered. Instruction is I Hope says it, "John Henry runs the mascot of the entire Division,
-ateVolunteers offered at boot camp to WAVES Many men are chosen from fire afoul of Navy regulations." and the inspection party decidedto
personnel, and to all hands in the crews here and sent to advanced It seems there was a near riot let the matter drop.
Are use of extinguishers of different Navy fire fighting schools for during a recent inspection of Bar- But John Henry doesn't live herd
types and methods of operation. training in shipboard fire fighting. racks 8, TTX Division at NATTC. any more.

Needed To Meet The police department or headsof Those flowers, green grass, The inspection party, with a Lieu- ---'qlJ!. '
any other departments are free shrubbery, etc., you see around tenant Commander in charge,
to call upon the fire departmentat I the fire houses are the particular found the barracks shipshape, but Maj. Foss ReturnsTo
Surgical QuotaHoping all times for instruction. I pride of the firemen. The beauti- before leaving, decided to check a
week in' the has been few lockers. Pacific ActionMajor
to fill ne of the largest During fire prevention fication of grounds empty
I October of 1943 a demonstration undertaken on their own initiative,
The tour was going along nicely
quotas of surgical dressings ever )i
.assigned to the Naval Air Station I of the use of all equipment was and they've gone about the task until one locker was opened and a Joe Foss has returnedto
Unit of the Red Cross, Chairman I' given at each fire station on the without the assistance of any other pail discovered reposing at the the South Pacific for action.
Mrs A. C. McFall is sending out I, base. organization on the Station. bottom. The Division Officer in The Marine Corps' air ace, who
'a call for more volunteers. | "The one fire we dread more i "It's a constant drive to check I charge of the barracks, a lieuten- was credited with felling 26 Jap:*
Only record attendance can accomplish -1 than ony other," says Lieut. J. W.i equipment, train and be ready for I ant, reached into the pail, to pull anese planes in the Guadalcanaldays
the urgent task set for A. Smith fire marshall!, "Is the the crisis when it comes," says' out the clothing he thought was is skipper of a Marine Fight.
I
the group this month and the i gasoline fire. It can cause the I Chief Winton. "The main thing is soaking in the innocent appearing er Squadron now in the Solomon
members are working long hours greatest loss to property and personnel td be level headed and act quicklyat i bucket and thus find out the name
-In the Sunday School room on I and it is the most difficultto the same time. Every operation of the offender. area.Major Foss, o( Sioux Falls, S.D.,
Tuesdays and Fridays. I : fight." Hence the necessity for ,I is teamwork. One man is in charge, I He pulled out John Henry. may become the first American
Twenty-five hours credit and extreme care around gasoline storage ,I even of putting up a ladder. The John Henry is an alligator pilot to ever shoot down 27 enemy j
a silver star-goes to Mrs. Earl H tanks, transportation trucks crew takes signals from him 00 real live one about two feet long.It planes but the cigar smoking hero
Thouren, Mrs John Raby Mrs W. unloading the liquid fluid, etc. I as not to make mistakes and be was a startling moment! And was quoted from an advanced
A. Welnkamer, Mrs. George C I Chief Winton adds a word of I'I clumsy." I as the story goes, the situation South Pacific base as saying:
Miller and Mrs. A. C Coolidge. I caution about closing up buildings It might be truthfully said that struck the Lieut. Comdr. as being "We're not out for records. I
-- -- - a fireman is on duty 24 hours a I humorous. But the Division Offi- want to do our job well and bring
War Is Hell day. At any rate they must be I cer wasn't amused, and was readyto these kids home safely. If we get
ready at all times. In case of a'' deal out something in the way any Zeros it will be the result of
general alarm those who are off of punishment. However it was : team play. '
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duty are subject to recall. I __. _

"Each fire is different," says I It Must Have Been Funny
Chief Winton. The men must be
able to think as well as utilize .
their routine training. They mustbe
4 thoroughly familiar with every
building on the Station be able to

size up a situation, and know the
best thing to do.

s Chief Boatswain's Mate J, AStrickland

a very mild spoken ,
quiet boy, has the somewhat unenviable Ili .,
task of demonstrating the a

use of protective clothing in rescue frf?
work "The suit keeps the .
flames from burning you," he says I .IL.;
'but the heat could kill you it you
didn't do your job and get out
,.1 fast."
i
A spirit of cooperation exists
"/' between the fire fighters on the 'M1
.' Station and those of neighboring
'
departments. On one occasion the
/ ;",- ; I Station firemen assisted in extinguishing

.. a big blaze in Jack-
,: .; ," ..4 sonville when the Shell gas stor-
".; y .. + '. :. "' .",; :. 't.. ;.1 age tanks were aflame. A
_<->'t''Y' '. ,.... "Yes, there's a thrill to it," says
<.'
y :\. .r' ,t. : vi'. < Chief Winton. "Once a fireman .
,
.t "t
,
>
.
j
"Ji >
't : fireman. I've had kids
i 't'W F I, always a
: I :" 'L" : & l1: ;.;7 { ,: 7 :: n tell me that. There's just some- Even "off stage," Bob Hope fright 1, famed radio and screen star,
.: 4a : face of
F thing about it. When It gets into is good for some laughs, as is evidenced by the smile on the
Preparing for inspection and review may be a chore to some but your blood it's there. ( Captain Arthur Gavin, ilefO commandant of this Station, The picture
I not to this gleeful lad H. E. Baker, S2c of NATTC Ship's Company.of the "The training stands any man was taken during a noonday luncheon following the Aircrewman
I But then you no doubt are more interested in the other half In good stead. He can go out and program in the bandshell Tuesday On the lapel of Hope's coat may
barber
1,. picture. Wielding the comb and scissors at the Training Center that getting: get a job with a municipal fire be seen the wings awarded him as an honorary aircrewman earlier
This picture proves
shop is attractive Miss Betty Bridge. department any place." la the day
I clipped ijn't always painful.





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