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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: April 27, 1944
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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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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, YOlo 2, No. 6 UMLLUUJ tmmiiiiHiiii jAn 27 April, i94dh.

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< j Activity of the Naval Air Operational Training Command


\ r U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION AND NAVAL AIR TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA





fir NAOTC. TO OBSERVE BIRTHDAY 30 APRIL i I








i. I Senator- Pepper" ,. Visits. -- ........Station."... .... Play Ball!! Fliers Are Taking Adm.Heads McFall AOTActivities





Shape For First Game 7 May


Next Sunday a birthday will

Baseball Candidates Practice Daily At be celebrated at the Jacksonville -

j jj Mason Field Under Manager McDonoughThe Naval Air Station-the
second anniversary of the establishment

Naval Air Station fourth baseball season Is underway with of the Naval Operational

IL4 practice sessions each afternoon at 1500 on Mason Field. Training Command, large

H Date of the first game has been tentatively set for 1 May. est and most important of the Sta

, Lieut. Marty McDonough, of the physical training department, will tion's activities

> coach the team for the second straight season Formerly a football, Since 30 April 1912, when the ,
! s R basketball and hockey star at Colgate University, he was headedfor NAOTC was first organized "to

i Y yJ a -' a big league career with the Yankees until sidetracked by an give an operational training course

1 : injury. I in modern service airplanes to all
i In 1939, Lieut McDonough newly-designated naval aviators,"

1 F coached Harwick in the Cape Cod I it has grown from a plan on a
r League and ii1940.. Claremont in I A Pin-Up Girl? I Washington memorandum pad to

... the Northern League. Last season ; one of the most vital U. based

'r 1.... he led the Fliers through a t s T: organizations in the Navy.

': \ spectacular season of 38 games HI Heading up the multiple ao-
won against 15 lost, highlighted\ by
which
activities of the NAOTC--
t. the winning of the Florida statesemipro i
," now include aircrew an well a*
title.
pilot training-is R- ar Admiral
"There is still of for
time
... plenty
who last
. y Andrew C. McFall,
' ... men with baseball experience to
Admiral A.
Mce
'
Al August!! replaced
the Flier coach
al report stated
yesterday -
i B. Cook a* chief of operational
: t "We've lost a lot of men
; training.
from last year's club by transferand
Today Admiral McFall, from his
need all the good men we
can find Jacksonville headquarters opera
ates a network of NAOTC stations
The entire outfield is
gone. schools and facilities
, Larry King, right fielder, receiveda spread
ing over Florida Georgia, Illinois,
commission and is training for
i.. North and South Carolina, Okla.
i Florida United States Senator Claude Pepper. who visited the sea duty. Owen Reeves center Yu1 homa and Kansas. Most recent

i Jacksonville Naval Air Station Tuesday, is shown with Rear Admiral I II fielder was transferred to the Phy- linK to be added to the NAOTC

A. C McFall (left), Chief of Naval Air Operational Training sical Instructors school at NTS chain is the U. S. Naval Air Sta

with headquarters at the Air Station, and Capt W, W Smith, Bainbridge Md., and Joe Johnson tion, Hutchinson, Kan., where future -
Smith met the leftfielder, was transferred to an-
Commandant Admiral McFall and Captain
new
I pilots of the Navy's big four-
I
Senator at the Administration building and conducted him on a other station engined Liberators will be trained.
In the infield
Charley Anastasio
tour of the Station,
Constituting the final step in the
M. first baseman, received a commission -
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Played- For FDR Wanna Call Home I I and was school transferred Second Baseman to indoctrination u1 naval NAOTC flight has earned training the program.title of

; "post-graduate school of naval aviation
Eddie Lyons, and Third BasemanDon
," As such, it has the of
job
Ahead!
Go
Well I Cross are back. Last year
: He'll ] For YouA Lieut. McDonougTi played short- taking newly-commissioned pilots
I Play I who have learned how to
An old chief with a quaint way stop, but if he can find somebody just fly
his is credited and them how to
of expressing thought else to take over the Job, he'll teaching fight.
colored chief recruiting specialist with having remarked, af'. r I coach from the bench During its two years of existence,

who plays the piano so ex- observing a line of sailors in front I Catcher Pat Colgan is back as it has given virtually all of the

pertly that he gave "command per- of the telephone booths: 'This is are Pitchers Bob Vickery, Navy's combat pilots and aircrew-
formances" for President Roose- the telephoningest Navy I ever ODonnell Johnny : men that final word of instruction
Phil Miller and Erman
velt is the main attraction on the saw' that has sent tlfem off so success.
Littlejohn.
Victory Smoker program tomorrow Its true and because it is the Most promising of the fully against the enemy.
new tanontliurd
night. "outside" telephone booth facilitiesat i The "operational" course, in the
Jackson will the Main Station Recreation ( on p.re.1 he
CSpRGraham( ) ---- z chronological arrangement of the
,tickle the ivories at the show beginning I Building have been tripled this Air Mail To i Continued .. 1I-1t eightEM's
Servicemen ,
in the Mainside Auditorium week. There are now six pay ---------
at 2000. Jackson has played phone booths available where there Outside U. S. Still 6c IiT
'. the piano for the President several : were only two last week I May Work
times when the Chief Executive I Personal calls, long distance or I For the information of all hands

..... visited Warm Springs, Ga., for 1 local, can be made at the booths. the air mall rate to and from a J JIt
rest Graham formerly had his Benefits to morale from a call serviceman outside the continental Reg Scivvy Shirts

f; own band and also taught music home are incalculable I, United States is still six cents. i .
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'l,.' at a negro university. .S 'Take it off take It off," is the

An Atlantan, Jackson Is a versatile '; Lt. Stack Was First Man To Kiss new summer song at the Station. .
performer and a topflight I' Plan of the Day Monday authorized
showman. He masters boogie I the wearing of Undress
Deanna Durbin On The Screen !
.. woogie and the classics and his I White without( jumperby) enlisted i
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repertoire| is tremendous. He also I Itln personnel on the Reservation .
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ses in trick musical numbersr 1 Robert Stack holds the distinction Undershirts must be regulation
this too much of
good measure, such as playing of being the first man to planta was a tempta- and clean. I
tion ( the to kiss Miss
opportunity
e piano with a sheet covering kiss on beautiful Deanna Dur- The order also permits officers I
'. Durbin or get in the movies, lieu
the keys. .. bin's lips on the screen, but as .,. to omit the coat of the summer
.y'"Y't'
Entertainment on the Smoker :i'! a Naval gunnery officer here today t.J working uniform on the reserva

bill will include professional civilian he's teaching aircrewmen how tion except as provided in Station
talent from Jacksonville and :. to put the kiss of death on the y ( Order No. 50-43 or unless other
I
Naval personnel from this Station enemy. wise specifically directed and between I
However, the highlight of the program 1 Hollywood's announcement several + sunrise and 1800 off the res-
is Jackson, who is coming years ago that youthful Miss ervation.

here. especially for the occasion. I, Durbin would receive her first kiss k Di a cute little brunette (say I By the same order, tropical sun
; ---%_ jLi-- in a movie created much lifting of about five-foot-two, 106 pounds helmets are authorized within the
eye-brows among film fans. "Who'sthe and answering to the name ot limits of the Naval Air Station. Officers -

Making A Navy Flier I lucky guy*" they asked. : Edythe Dug) were to offer to I will wear white helmets and

It was Robert Stack, now a teach you how to dance, what EM's khaki helmets. The use of
Costs U. S. $31,500 lieutenant (jg) here. I would you say, Sailor? the sun helmets is optional and I

It takes 18 months and $31,500( "I was playing stock in Los An- Well, it's too bad because It's I they will be worn only within the

to turn out one Navy aviator. geles in a show called 'Mrs. Lin I too late. limits of the Station. WAVES

The estimate was given in Wash- coIn'," explains "Bob" "Someone The series of Tuesday night working on the line may wear trop.

ington last week by Lt. Comdr. F. I liked my work, I Dancing Classes at the WAVE ical helmets to and from work,

V. Lawrence to the House Appropriations and the first Recreation Building ended this and in the hangar area.
)i
s.,, Subcommittee in hearings thing I knew week with the last lesson from 1
on the Navy budget II I Madame La Dilg. She s a para-
Universal offer- Radio j
; chute third class and Programs
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ed me the part I former instructor for
dancing "
I New
Yard Mall Notice! Deanna f"rlday-'favy VVIA17501735. \,
opposite the Arthur Murray Studio at .
and Mall aboard this Station Durbin in a picture Philadelphia. Sailors marines I ,
(tat not be placed in U. S. mail called I Deanna Durbin I Saturday-"Navy! Wings/
tenant i"i and WAVES have been learninghow I 1'JA1900.1930: I
V' it has beer, announced, First Love.'
jiea to put their best foot for- "
It was the first screen romance Monday "Navy News' WJAV '
'Such procedure results in delay : "After I got for the striking brunette star, Miss ward at the weekly dancing II 1730-175. ,

In the delivery of yard mall as it I over my first Durbin, and Hollywood publicity classes conducted by Edythe. ''Tue"lay-\\'lnjt" Over America '
la sent to Jacksonville and has to I felt Classes be resumed later. "
surprise may
drums started beating out the WJIIP, ;21003130.WcdnfHda .
be returned to this Station" by the Lt. Stack just a little news of the first kiss, Shown in the top picture is )'-"X avy New,"

Jacksonville post office ]I skeptical about taking it You see, "I was the lucky guy," continues WAVE Dug while below she's WJAV, 1750.1735; and "0, 1. \
-- I wanted more experience before Lt. Stack "There's a little pictured showing :a sailor the Jive," \\riMJ), 20H: .JOJO.; '

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27 April 1944
B Page Two JAX AIR NEWS

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Sailors And. Marines Agree There's No Aircrewman Was A



If: Sin In First Date Kiss; WAVES Veto It"The Castaway Among .,.


Recently at one of our Naval
Cannibals
girl said no, so what? I The Air Stations (which was properly

The sailor kissed! her on the spot, I blessed with WAVE aviation machinists

Of course, he knew he ought to ARM lc Clyde H. Horn was. mates), a fun-loving clew
not. j I reading "Queen of the Flat Tops" chief sent his pretty seaman striker

But, somehow from her looks I When he came to the chapter called" to hangar supply to obtain a

woo woo, "Castaways Among Cannibals he gallon of "compression" After

lie thought she kind o' wishedhim exclaimed: she had innocently chased from one
to!" "Holy mackerel, It's about supply room to the next for twenty

4 4i me!I"And I minutes a kindly old Chief Store

Ask the nearest sailor or marine he was right. This Sailor lived keeper took her aside and explained
with a handful of shipmates was "ribbing" ht'r.
that someone
"If it is all right for a girl a'I
for two weeks as a castaway on does the compressing
that a piston
their first
to kiss a serviceman on
date?" and if his answer isn't YES I %- n small island in the south Pacific. Inside the cylinder. But the young

he ain't average.A l The story is recorded in StanleyJohnson's lady was not to be outdone. After

book.Radioman much painstaking search she carted
Jax Air News reporter popped
of
that question to 100 sailors and 100 I I _,n" > Horn is a native an empty gasoline drum back to
marines and nine out of every ten L Hubbard, Ohio, and this is his her crew chief with these words!!,
s.a t eighth year in the Navy. His ad- "Here's compression now
: ,
men interviewed declared emphatically I .. your
venture begins in the early partof "
that it's no sin for a girl to compress It!
with
when he was
1942
March
---- g*--
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buss a boy in uniform on their first
i the aviation group on a cruiser a
dictionary outing. (Okay and, fellas see ,for look yourself in the member of a task force in the Lt. Stack First To Kiss

what buss means). J I I T ''t I south"Our Pacific.scouting planes took off Deanna Durbin On Screen .

The same question waa submit- on a routine mission of scoutingand CoMtlaurd from pare ...
ted to 100 WAVES here and the ) 1t \ observation" explained Horn story behind that first kiss, too.

girls chorused in effect "No no. ) ,l' ) Ir "As usual we had selected a ren- We were supposed to hold it for

a thousand times no, we'll never \ dezvous where we were supposed two beats one two! Well

say yes." Seven out of every ten k to meet our ship at a designatedtime. I was plenty nervous and I'm not
WAVES branded a first date kiss et But when we arrived at the ashamed to admit it. So when it

&s Improper. r.w rendezvous there was no sign of came time for the kiss I got so

MXo the boy would "get the her she had been forced to scared that I couldn't break it. andI
wrong Idea right away, was atypical alter course and couldn't contactthe think that kiss lasted about ten

remark by one WAVE. planes on account of radio silence seconds. It didn't make the director -
said "a Is stupid to
Another girl ." very happy."
kiss serviceman or civilian.
anyone There were four planes in tile that'H Lt. SUxk's
harmin Anyway
another
Still saw no
group everyone was low on gas story and he's stuck with It.
said "It
kiss and keeps
a up
and it became necessary to bet Then the Interviewer popped the J
the bojs mora (Amen, sister
down on the choppy ocean and big question to the Lieutenant: \
amen )
received of spend the night there. "Just how does it feel to kiss De-
The poll a variety "
"It sure was a rough night. 1
I anna Durbin ?
treatment from the service men
continued Horn. "When morningcame
and women, light and serious factual "Well it it well how do
we decided to try to make
and fictional. you think it feels?" stuttered the
w land with the little gas we hail
The sailors and marines agreed former screen star.
I left. One of our pilots, Lt. Brandt,
that if the first date kiss is just
Stock Deanna Is 4 O.
knew says
plotted our position we
casual it is the girl's of : I I
way say b should be able to reach a small "She was really swell, he declared -
ing she had a good time. The 9 emphatically. "She's a grand
island and we made a bee-line for
WAVES vetoed this suggestion. ( ,
That was a ticklish situa
it. We found the island circled it person. I
too and six out of ten said a tion. I she was a star and
once, then landed in a small bayon I mean J JI
casual kiss would not be a girl'sway ] ,
one side. The water was calm I I was a guy no one had ever seen
of saying any such a thing. 4'5 there so we climbed out of the 1 before. But she treated me Just as i iif
Life is full of surprises (like the 9 'a friends."
planes and splashed ashore. we were lifelong
first time you looked into a mirror -
) and the biggest one of the I At first the flyers thought the Lt. Stack is a native of Los Angeles 5

poll came In response to the question island might be deserted, but within He's a polo player, a epeed-
married attend I an hour a group of natives appeared boat addict and an expert /skeet
: "May a woman -
military dances while her ---- I on the beach and conversedwith shot. As a matter of fact it was 1
for the marriage the airmen in pidgin English./ his skeet shooting marksmanship :
husband is away in the service? official blessing to married women girl too young
"They were a mean-Iooklng and experience that set the stage
Institution.Last .
Marines
Seven out of every ten dances. "It'sher
didn't think it was proper at all : attending military but not least the poll tak- bunch," Raid Horn. They had for him to become a Naval gunnery : 1

while six out of every ten sailors business nobody else's, as. ,er queried: Can romance be built polished bones In their noses and officer. He entered the Navyin '

declared it was not right. I serted one girl. (That's that!) on letter writing. On this question ears. Hut they seemed friendly September, 1942

One Marine summed it up by "Ie a 19 year old girl mature and there was harmony among the enough. We told 'em we were Speedboats 1 are a hobby wlUi I

saying "it isn't right for the mouseto stable enough to marry?" I men and women for eight out of hungry and they Jf'ad18 to a deserted Stack and at the age of 15 he i

play while the cat is away fighting every ten WAVES six out of every copra<< plantation and fed entered the International Motor-
a war." Eight out of every ten Marines ten sailors and eight out of every us broiled chicken. That was the boat Regatta Venice, Italy. lie

A sailor put It this way, "I don't said yes and seven out of ten marines voted out romance by toughest chicken I've ever had gunned an inboard 78 mile per

care if married women attend mili- every ten tailors concurred. mail as impractical and a poor In my" mouth but It sure lasted hour In a race on the Wet Coast,

tary dances while the old man's :Many added It would be smarter foundation for the construction of good. and In the water that's balling

away, just so it isn't my wife." for her to walt a couple years, a lasting love. The plantation belonged to an I the! jack He'd, his own mechanic .

By a majority of nine out of however. Seven out of every ten<< I It was an interesting poll Prov- Australian who had returned to I and ha a workshop of his own .;

every ten the WAVES gave their I I WAVES thought a 19-j'earoldDesigns ing what ? I the mainland at the outbreak of at home where he Jazzes up the ,

I the war. however, he had given boats for opeed.Instructing .
I me natives instructions to aid

War Bond Shields Gala Jamboree To white down on airmen the island.who might be forced any I Stack taught skeet several for top friends name,


"We had plenty of food at our Hollywood stars, including Clark
Mark Auditorium Gable, now a Captain in the Army
disposal continued Horn. "Chicken j
i Air Corps His pupils today, how-
rice, tropical fruit, and believeit
w or not, beef! (The copra dealer ever, are Naval aircrew men and

Opening 4th MayA had left several head of cattle) he says "I've never"worked with a
finer bunch of men.
I "I
guess the thing we missed mostof

gala Jamboree, featuring entertainers all was tooth paste it sounds "A pilot takes the plane off the
1S M from Jacksonville and trivial, but I'd have given anything ground but the Naval aircrewmen '

a number of talented Navy for a tube of tooth paste" keep it in the air," Lt. Stack as-
serts. "I don't know where we'd be
formers will be staged for N A per-I Horn grinned broadly when ask-
I
without Naval aircrewmen. But
personnel Thursday night, 4 May, I ed how he finally got away ham do know enemies would be
when the newly renovated auditorium the island. our
if didn't have! .
plenty happy we any.I
will be reopened. "Well, one day the natives
came think that would be a good thing
featured entertainers
Among the running to tell us there was a plane for all of to remember too ;
I us
will] be Eloise Barnes, boogie-
coming. We couldn't hear
a thing sailor wearing
woogie pianist; David O'Berry, and didn't believe I every time we see a
them. But, fif- "
the wings of silver and gold.l
baritone; Mary Cody, songstress; teen minutes later, sure enough .
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"Stac"Vasco, internationally famous -I here came a PBY. We signaled

harmonica player; the Air with smoke-bombs and everything WANT STRING PLAYERS

r ,zr Raiders swing band; and the Fire else we could get our hands on. String pla'ers10IlnI8ts., viol- \
House No 2 Jug Band. Billy Reed, The
plane made a
I landing and took tats and cellists, with orchestra or
Y2c will be master of ceremonies, six of us off the island and made to
chamber
'I experience are urged
assisted by Hal Abbott. I arrangements for the rescue of the participate in the chamber music
5'v Lieut. Carl H. Schmitt NATTC rest of the party."
Welfare Officer, and his assistant, group which is now being organ-
Ens. Ben Sutherland, are hard at I Horn spent six years on the ized aboard this Station. You are I
work in I same cruiser. "Didn't feel right asked to get in touch with Har- ,
preparing an outstanding
for a long time after I 518 ,
left Ext.
show. It promises to be a jovial I her old Weiss SpWlc( at
evening, mates, with shows at 1800 he said. He is stationed in a squad- at the Chapel or with Bill FJupp,
i ron at NAAS Green Cove Springs I SpC)2c( ) at Ext. 8548.
and 2000.Marine's.
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iT- E Shot Saves Pals, ACTION FROM SOUP TO NUTS


A Then He Buries Victim Manning an anti-aircraft gun aboard a battleship during the Japanese

I attack upon/ I'earl Harbor .
NEW BRITAIN (CNS)- -MarineCpl Taking part In the first raid on the Marshall and Gilbert Mandy

I Edward J. Maleski, of South- III which his" bornher made run over Kawagl and Taroa .

port. Conn., saw a Jap take a Hiding an SRI> In the slashing attack on U'ake and Marcus
bead on some of his buddies with Islands .

a grenade. Maleski l potted him be- flying patrol In the daring
I area when Gen Doolittle'n pilots took a -
fore he could throw it. swipe( at Tokyo .
lf't I When an officer came up and Participating In the .
Hattie .f :\lIdwayht'rc the Navy bombr& !
asked who had killed
the
,
Jap Inflicted<< damage on Jap warships! and for which he received t :
Maleski stepped forward proudly. Air Medal '

I ""Well" said the officer walking And being: In on the first Gutidith-nnal nlr assault", and later

Turning out 50 colored wooden War Bond shields in half an hour away, "you'd better _bury him." operating against the Jape from IlemlerMui Field .

was Just an ordinary Job for the Silk Screen Process Department, I -'- 1'h3t' a l'"ulf'd edition: of the actlon-nat-ked war history of

a unit of the NATTC Welfare Department Earl W Stickler, S2c. I Buy, Ih'y War Bonds Aviation Chief: Kadlomnn Kdwurd i 011 ra 11113'.

left who designed the pennant" heads a group of five experiencedmen or He N alive to tell about It, The Chief from New Orleans, La.,
in the up-to-date unit. At light Is Lino Baehetti, S2c. I Bye Hjo I'rrtlom H now ,Ntutloned/ here.






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27 April, 1944 JAX AIR NEWS Page Three

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Charter Members The Inquiring Wins Unit Citation I jF

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H ", '\ leaders believe it will be "r; :

to bomb historicr '. / .
necessary t '
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: Y. ellgious l buildings and ." : .

.')- ," shrines in Europe, would 't : : fA I

/ or disapproveof .1 .
you approve \ "t. .
bombing them? Why? f t '

......J''] JOE SPARKMAN, S2c: "I have ,
: .9 implicit faith in the U. S. army
officers who must make this vital
ti decision if it ever arises, as for
1 1'I instance at Rome. If Rome is &
bombed, I am sure it will be done
only because the Nazis have forcedus _
to destroy It. I hope that will Jz
never happen."
R. A. WATSON, AMM2c: "If the :
leaders authorize it, certainly I approve -
Because undoubtedly they
lI. would have Information that those
r. places are fortified by armed men.
Captain II S. Duckworth, USN (right), chief of staff to Rear Destroy the enemy at any cost."
I. Admiral A. C. McFall on this Station, and Comdr. F F. Gill, WILLIAM C. LONG, SK3c: "I'd
USN (left), superintendent of aviation training at the Miami Naval approve of anything necessary to
Air Station, discuss the sinkings which made them charter members save American lives and shortenthe
in an organization known as the "Ancient Order of Ship- war."
wrecked Sailors of the South Seas." WILLIAM CROWTHER, AS: "I
think they should, if it's neces

Sg\ Derryberry Father Of Marine sary.BILL" WERDEN, S2c: "I have
I
great respect for our military leaders

Honored With DFC but my religious convictions are I Y
Officer Here
so deep that I abhor even think ,
ing of the destruction of ancient I
\\'hen a war hero Is decorated -- worshipping monuments." j jI
It usually makes some father so C. G. WILSON AMM2C: "They a
proud of his ton he pops all the I Told To Await Orders,, ,I would bomb "
ours. Pesik SClc is by Captain W W.
S. congratulated
Rudolph ,
t the
buttons off Ms coat It's just
Marine He Does-For 13 Months NICK HUNTER, AOM2c: "Yes. Smith, commandant after receiving the Presidential Unit Citationat
for
other way Around Our leaders should know If it's
,. IJeutenant Don G. Derrj'berry of ROXBURY, Conn. (CNS)-StaCC necessary and If the enemy is using inspection ceremonies last Saturday morning on this Station.
aboard USS Card in mid-
Pesik the citation for service the
won
Tat this Station. For his father. Sgt. John Zealor, of Roxbury, a these places for their own ad- .
Sgt. Charles I'. Derryberry, tail gunner who received three decorations vantage, bomb them." Atlantic the latter part of 1943.
received the HMlnguUhed Flying for service in the African TED MIGHE, Sic: "Even the ,
Cross and a rousing! tribute Theater, was returned to the U. S. Germans have more sense than to
recently. The following story dispatched In January 1943, given a fur- fortify Rome. It would bring the Pesik Is Awarded
from Washington, D. C., lough and told to go home and wrath of all religious people upon (
lit one Lt. Derrj'berry will paste await orders. them even worse than it is al- d
f in hilt scrapbook. Sgt. Zealor took these Instruc- ready." Unit Citation

J WASHINGTON D. C. (delayed tions literally. He came home and ROBERT SPARKMAN. S2c: "I ,I
t ).-Within the shadow of the stayed here, catching up on his approve, If it's necessary." In the first awards ceremony
,I Washington Monument, Sergeant hunting, fishing and apple pie eat- JACK CRAWFORD, S2c: 'The held by Capt. W. W. Smith sip c
.
Charles P. Derryberry, 43, airplane ing. Last month his mother received Axis has not been taking any pityon #I his assignment as Commandant of
j radioman of Spiro, Okla., received -''I a telegram from the War us or our Allies. I'd say bomb this Station Rudolph S. Pesik,
the Distinguished Flying Department stating that it did not I every one of 'em out if it's necessary (,I SClc, of Hillsboro, Wis., was
Cross from Cot Thomas W. Has- know where her son was. She replied ." awarded the Presidential Unit Citation
> ley. commandant of Boiling Field, by return wire, that he was HARRY HALLMAN, SpM)3c: QUESTIONS I last Saturday morning for
: on April 3. at home. "Yes, bomb them If necessary. 'The I I service aboard the escort carrier
The entire personnel of the huge Now Sgt. Zealor is back at a order changeth yielding place to (ANSWERS ARE PRINTED ON USS Card in mid-Atlantic during
airfield passed in review of Ser- !: redistribution center. He has only new.' Regardless of the temple, the PAGE 8.) I the latter half of 1943.
I, geant Derryberry at retreat. He one beef-no pay for 13 months. spirit is the same." 1. Which is larger: All the land 'I According to the citation the

was stationed in the position of RICHARD WILLIAMSON, I area of the world or the Pacific Card and the task unit to which
I honor on the commandant's right, ARM3c: "The lives of Americansare I Ocean? she belonged were cited for pressIng -
and as the squadrons filed past the a darned sight more Impor- I' Willie home "a vigorous offensive
1 of.I I 2. If Mickey Cochrane,
relics I know
command of "eyes right" was given > tant than any which was largely responsible for
X N Hoppe and Gertrude Ederle were
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Real religion is what a man believes -
the
all the hero complete withdrawal of hostile
so that might see
about their athletic accomplishments -
talking
of New Guinea and the Southwest UM& inside of him and it's not what three sports U-boats from this vital (mid-At-
I just a building. Why sacrifice the lantic "
Pacific area. Some seventy high ) supply area.
-A V would be mentioned?
f\\ blood of soldiers, sailors or marines ,
formed double i
ranking officers a The citation
# 1IE to spare buildings? I want : 3. Which of these three states,, continued: "Later
file behind Sergeant Derryberry as A'W1 when submarine returned with
the squadrons countermarched, led Spray to add, of course, that those places Maine, Florida or Delaware, is deadlier
Air band. j should be bombed only if used by bordered by only one state? weapons and augmented
by the famous Corps anti-aircraft defenses, this heroic
the Germans to hinder our victory 4. The Star Spangled Banner
i The colors were advanced from I' ," has been the national anthem of( I task unit by striking damaging
the line to Sergeant Derryberryand I I ROBERT L. PREVATT, S2c: "Idon't our country since: (aMarch) 3,, I blows at the onset of the renewed -
Colonel Hastey read the citation -II I believe in bombing them unless 1776; (bMarch 3, 1798; (c) campaigns, wrested the initiative
: "For heroism in flight and I II The "uniform of the day" regulations I it is absolutely necessary. Onlyas March 3, 1871; (dMarch) 3, 1931 ? from the enemy before actual -
exceptional and outstanding accomplishment Inception of projected Jar&e&cale
recently issued for the a last resort. 5 i. John Paul Jones, a historical "
I in the face of great I WAVES should bring a testimonyof ALOIS MAY, PhM2c: "I would figure in the American Navy, was attacks.
danger above and beyond the line approval from every WAVE I disapprove. Rome is the center of at one time a member of the Rus Pesik, a ship's cook on the Card
of duty. The operations consistedof The WAVES appreciate the efforts Christianity. The art there can sian Navy. True or false? has also seen active duty aboard
over fifty missions Including of Lieut. Gladys Price, who never be replaced. That's a fact. 6. Can you name the fairystoryheroes the USS Lexington. He was on
dropping supplies and transporting was Instrumental in cecuring such Since it is so historically Impor- who saved their own lives that ship for two and a half years,
troops to advanced positions. These regulations. From 0600 to 1900 tant, I say spare them, if the Ger- by (1) exchanging his nightcap I participating in the Bougainville
flights involved flying at low alti- the Navy blue cotton or wool suits mans declare it an open city We for a crown worn by the ogres and Salamaua-Lae compaigns and
tudes over mountainous terrain may be worn without Jacket or didn't really gain anything by daughter; (2) by persuading the the battle of the Coral Sea, where
under adverse weather conditions tie. After this time the tie will bombing the monastery In Mounte- ogre to change himself into a the "Lex" was sunk.TJte .
; in an unarmed transport airplaneand be worn. cassino." mouse and ((3)) by chopping down a Hillsborq veteran joined the
often necessitated landing such attending GRANT NEAL, AMM3c: "I say botanical wonder? Get two out of Navy in January, 1940, and since
All dress occasions
as
within a few miles of enemy three then has earned the to
any thing a place is a military ob- right wear
church services
weddings,,
bases dances and dinners, require the jective, bomb it. But only after 7. Recently "quadruplets" were the American, Atlantic and Pa-
He stepped forward and pinned wearing of the jacket and tie. everything else falls." born In New York City. If there cific theater ribbons and the Amer
', the coveted cross above the heart to WALLACE DICKERMAN S2c: had been six babies, what would ican Defense Medal. Married to the
. These same regulations apply
. on Sergeant Derryberry'i blouse as the seersucker uniforms. Pumps or "I disapprove of bombing religious they be called? former Miss Eleanor Miller of
the squadrons stood at attention. oxfords of black kid or calf 're places. It's the house of the Lord 8. Can you list three of the five Ashley N. D., he makes his present
Bombers and pursuit planes described -, worn with the navy blue and seer and shouldn't be molested. Of full generals in the U. S. Army? home in Jacksonville.
1 long ellipse figures around sucker. course, if it's fortified by the Nazis 9. Had Magellan wished to takea
the field as the ceremony proceeded. it's no longer the House of the group of distinguished scientists ,
adding a familiar note in the The white dress uniform Is Lord but A military objective." with him on his voyage around the I s sti
drone of their motors, reminiscentof not a worklnuniform/ and must CPL. ANTOINE J. PARMEN- world, how many of these might he
the some 800 combat flying be work with jacket, tie and TIER: "I disapprove of bombing'em have Invited: Galileo, Francis Bacon -
hours of Sergeant Derryberry as hose at all time White hoe* If It can be helped. Don't see Isaac Newton, Copernicus.
he flew the dreaded hump of the are regulation for this dress unI- any reason why we should bomb religious Charles Darwin, Erasmus and Eu-
Owen Stanley mountain lange in form. places. If fortified, that clid?
New Guinea amid the added haz- The credit for the good food would be a different story however 10. Can aa executive officer
ard of the terrible weather fronts. you've been receiving, girls, goesto ." afloat hold the rank of captain? L +
After pinning the cross above the Acting Chief P. Spmato, .d SGT. STEPHEN NOLAN: "I \j3i-
gallant heart of Sergeant Derry his staff of cooks. The WAVES don't believe we should bomb them. JOIN "
berry, Colonel Hastey shook hands who have been assigned to dutyin If we go bombing churches, we'll VFW Sponsors Dance THi ,
and congratulated him on his great the chow hall are doing a very have more trouble than we have At Jax Beach PierA NAVY
achievement "beyond the call of excellent job under the *x:er- now. It would be a war against the AND
duty Other officers broke ranks vision of Eleanor Heckman. Lord as well as against the en- benefit dance, sponsored by TRAVt '
and shook hands and congratulated WAVES have been Invited to a emy." Post 3270 Veterans of Foreign _; THitaODi
him, too. The colors were retiredto dance at Camp Blanding Friday. HENRY N A E V E AMM2c: Wars has been scheduled for Jacksonville
the line and the impressive Those wishing to attend should "Well, if it's necessary to obtain I Beach the evening of 29 I Is Ii i
squadrons filed from the field. contact Phyllis Poole by calling certain objectives, yes. That is if April. Scene will be the Jax'
The eldest member of a flying 763. The bus will leave from Build- the enemy reserves the right to use Beach Pier.
trio, Sergeant Derryberry has two ing 720 Friday at 1845. them for military purposes." I Money raised from this event '
L .sons in the service Lt. Don G. WAVES are reminded of the station ARCHER L. GEORGE, AMM2c: will mark the beginning of a fund
'__ Derryberry, Marine fighter pilot, dance which is held each Sat- 'If necessary, sure. It means savIng I to build a veterans' home at the
now stationed at Jacksonville, Fla., urday night at the Main' Audi the lives of our men. If the beaches.
and Pvt. Joe E. Derryberry, aircraft torium beginning at 2030. enemy doesn't respect religious -
gunner, in training at Har- doctrines why should we respect I Buy, Buy War Bond '
lingen. Texas. placed on the Inactive list becauseof their fortifications in religious or 4I
Sergeant Derryberry has been being over age. places if it saves our men." Bye, Bye Freedom 'r11,

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l'er onnel at the Naval Air Station the Naval Air Technical By Commandant K. R. Marken (ChC), USN
r the Headquarters of the Naval All
Operational. Training Command, Naval Auxiliary Air Sta .,.. Profanity
tIO"\ Green Cove Spring Naval Auxiliary Air statlO"t, 1
I \ Field Naval Air Gunners' School, the U. Is follows "
Hospital and Naval Auxiliary Air Facilities, Mayport. The Third Commandment as J ,
: "Thou halt not take the name of the Lord \r.1
f" Rear. Admiral A--C. McFall, USN : : ry thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him ,
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training ; / guiltless, that taketh His name ,in vain." r
(1:1 As a man thlnketh in his heart, so is he. d
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Captain Walton W. Smith USN

Jacksonville Commandant Naval Air Station Profanity appears to be a common trait in the ;,
speech of mankind. The question of using God's ,,
Captain Joseph Commanding B, Lynch Officer A-VG( ), USNR. name in profanity recalls to my mind a story of a :I i!

Naval Air Technical Training Center traveling salesman who was covering the territory a
Captain John J. O'Malley (MC), USN. of the Ozark Mountains in Missouri. As he was traveling .,
U.Commanding S. Naval HospitalCommander Officer i along the highway he met a little mountain
lad and, in his conversation with this lad, asked himIf
Edward E. Dolecek USN. he had ever heard of George Washington, and he
Naval Commanding Air Gunners'Officer School, replied in the negative. "Well, did you ever hear of
Abraham Lincoln ?" And he replied in the negative.
Commander Commanding William IL Athford Officer, Jr., USN, "Well, do you ever go to school?" And he replied
I Naval Auxiliary Air 1 Station Green Cove Splints In the negative. Then the salesman asked him, "Did t)
r you ever hear of God?" And the little mountain lad
Commander Commanding Samuel Officer G.I Mttchell replied, "Yes His last name Is Damn."
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field \ It is a distressing thought when young life has
only heard the name of our Father in a disrespectfulmanner.
Lieut Col. Chester L. Gawne. USMC (Ret).
Commanding Officer .
Marine Barracks U1r Saying "hell' or "damn" .is not profanity, but ;.<

Lieut Col. William T. Evans, USMC (Ret). using the Sacred Name of God ,in raw, {3 a gratutous I
Commanding Officer, insult to your Beat Friend. Yon wouldn't treat .1t-
f Marine Aviation DetachmentThe ;, atY1N e the name t f George Washington, Abraham Lincolnor :
r own mother or father with anythiny but
your 'J'
: JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service .'
a.. material. RepubHcatlon of credited matter prohibited .... respect, reierence and decency. ':i'
V without permission of CNS War Department 205 E. Dr. Frank Crane said of profanity: "The trouble 1 '
.2nd St., N. Y. C "But Doc, I only dropped in to weigh myself" with profanity is that it is Just plain dirty. Swearers 'i

are behind the times. They are holdovers from a :.

War Veterans Chaplain Tells How Japs former Nowadays century.anybody" who swears is set down at .',.

once as being coarse and vulgar.
You can see them every day-the men.
The young man who wants to succeed needs to ,.
I ;with a chest full of overseas ribbons. Mat Attack And Are Shot Down take advantage of everything that may help him ;
rines or sailors, they are still veterans of out. And swearing will be a black mark against him ..
this war, some of them having earned that In any job he may have. If he wants to associate with ;1

right under the most hazardous conditions.They've By Angry U. S. BluejacketsThis the right sort of girls he must keep his talk clean. ;.I I
Nobody wants a suearer in the Navy, in' the office '
.' been everywhere these veterans of '' nor ttt the workshop, nor on a rain' nor in the ;.
ti World War II-faced the icy blasts of a ( Is the final installment of the letter received: by Lieut. Harry' lotel. The only place swearing fits is in the saloon. .,.
T. Peters, of the NATTCenter, from a Chaplain aboard one of our
North Atlantic gale or the fury of a South Sueanng means you don't Know how to talk. Your
battleships which saw plenty of action In the Pacific.) '
But has been vocabulary ,is limited. It is the sign of ignorance. ;
Pacific
tempest. even worse Third Phase Swearing means weakness. You will notice that ;
,the enemy with his innate cruelty and determination As the carriers were launching their planes the first torpedo bomber forceful men, whose words carry weight, use simple
t to bring to an end the kind of came in All the ships took a crack at !it, but still he came Just before plain( words When you swear it shows impotence. ;'
:world we are all in uniform to preserve. reaching his target it seemed! that his steering gear was shot to pieces It is the petty refuge of the helpless. If you can :i
These have met all fought like the gallant and as he tried to crash dive a ship he missed by thirty or forty feet help a thing, help it; if not, keep still, anyway, don't 't 1
men to burst into flame besides his target. A cheer from all the ships and swear .;
Americans they are, and have flow! returned almost in the same breath came the word "Jap planes on the horizon." Swearing has bad kin. It goes with Ignorance, .
home for a well-earned rest.t The plane this time a torpedo brutality, cruelty drunkenness, licentiousness, viciousness '
None of them expect excessive sympathy bomber, was visible to the naked and anger. And you can tell a habit by the
as he looked over the situa- it keeps. To abstain from doea
company
eye swearing
t for few of them would want to stand apart tion. Finally he made up his mind Read Any Good not mean that you are a sissy. It simply means that ";

from their shipmates. More important to and began his run. Came the word I you are manly. To show the world that you are

them is that they remain a part of this great 'Jap plane 18 thousand yards closing Books Lately? manly you don't have to have a dirty face, nor black "i.

f tradition of Navy men who have always gone ," Then the glorious and color- fingernails, nor greasy clothes nor tousled hair. .
ful sky lost its peaceful aspect as You can be manly though clean. And you are not
for the
down to the sea in ships and fought shrapnel, clouds of smoke and machine I NATTC Library showing any manliness by filthy talk Altogether, .
things their country stood for. gun tracers closed in on the Fiction: wearing is a useless, unclean and offensive habit. ,:
r target. We could watch one burstof Battle Surgeon: Frank G. Slaughter QUIT IT!
But those of us who have yet to go overseas Bonin, Robert StandIsh "
shells follow him the
as
gunners Point, Elizabeth Foster
Dlrlgo
show appreciation to the men
can our corrected their aim shells all Edward Dickens.
>who have already been close to the war, around and finally they caught The Saint on Guard, Leslie Chmleils: IFI'om: Other Papers I
risked their necks and watched friends and him. A great burst of flame and he I The Mudjtett.Seas: Stand Watch, Helen Parker

who weren't lucky die. We can ell into the sea. We breathed Shore Leave Frederick Wakeraan.
so ,
shipmates easier. This It My Brother. Louis Paul. Make Most Of It
extend to them a friendly greeting and wel- The next attack came from a I To What Dread End M. V.: llcberden

come them into our midst. For that is the different angle we could see two Bugles AWOL, In Bertrand the Afternoon Shurtleff., Ernest Hay- The first thing Is to make up our minds that we
l stuff that this Navy Is made up of. Men from planes looking over the group at coxCanapeVert. will have to accept it and make the most of It, Life .
about twenty thousand yard when Philippe Thohy-Marcelln. is like that. It compels us into, situations we didn't \
all walks of life working and fighting together Fish and Tin Fish PhilipV>]ie.
make and
In the forces burdens didn't choose.
three fighters came through The Lady and the Arsenic, Joseph upon us we
: to keep our America the kind of clouds, cried "tallyho," and rightIn NoweIrLay) Chaplain Harold A. Scott in :MUZZLE BLAST, Hollywood -
America that our children :will be proud to front of us was the prettiest Bemelmans.Me Down to Sleep, Ludwig Fla.
inherit. "dog fight" you would want to The OutsIder Irene Cleaton i I
free. Two fighters took one plane The Sea Eagle, James Aldridge, Cadet Colonel
'!1 The Visitor, Carl Randau
: and one took the other. It lasted
A Bell for ,
Adano John
heresy.
Good Investment only about three minutes as both Destination Tokyo. Steve Fisher. Behold the amazement of the cadets of 3A-1
raps were down in flames In about Duel In the Sun, Niven Busch. when they found that they had been harboring a
i that time. The second Golden Apples of the Sun, Rosemary colonel in their midst. They had far
Machinist's Mate Charles E. Boggs, Jr., erf the plane put up I Obermeyer. even gone so
Naval Training Station, Norfolk recently turned a better fight and looked for all The Landslide, Stephen Gilbert. as to treat him as one of themselves until he pulled
$2,062.M in for War Bonds at the NOB the world like a Great Dane trying : Liana, Martha Gelhorn rank producing a document stating that he, William
currency
over
I office. In 10 years the bonds will be valued at to shake off a vicious little terrier : So Nobody Shall Lives They Forever Reap John W R.Bennett.Burnett. )f. Gortney has been commissioned colonel and aide
1 2750. Boggs worked for the Norfolk Newspapers but the terrier knew his business.'Splash Sunburst. Mauricio Magdalt'no.I de camp to the Governor of Kentucky.-FLYING
: Inc., before coming into the Navy.-SPEED VICTORY two Japs." I N'on-llctlon JAYHAWK, Olathe Kansas.=
Norfolk. Apparently everyone had been I -- tijaj- tQj -__
# watching this and commenting ont .
; when suddenly the machine gunson Navy Has Awarded AMUSEMENT"CALENDAR

I 1 Tarawa Veteran : the forward part of the ship Number after each show date at
opened up very high in the sky. Student Officers' Auditorium)
The din of seven major engagements including I "Dive Bomber" came the cry. And 6,031 DecorationsBetween FREE MOVIES
the Navy's recent devastating attacks on Truk, the there It was. A solitary Nip getting -
Marshalls and Tarawa, still rings in the ears of Sam ready to "bomb the pants" off 7 December, 1941, and Main Station Auditorium

Latham, ARM2c USN who is temporarily attached us. He made a fast run and every 1 January, 1044, the Navy issued Today-"Yellow Canary," An. Neagle (30)).
;t tp NAS, N. Y., for additional duty before starting gun on the ship went into action I 6,031 decorations to its personnel l, Sunday-"Show Business Eddie Cantor ((1).
t t: on a 30-day leave and eventually rejoining his squad- he was too high and then started according to an announcementmade l\londa-"Uneertaln Glory" Krrol Flynn Weekly;
ron.-SKYSCRAPER, NAS, N. Y. another run on the nearest carrier. last week. Reporter Short ((2). .

. All over the formation guns were During the same period the Tuefettiy-"Addrefta Unknown," Paul Lukas (3), ".
belching fire. As he came over the Army distributed 126,000 decora Wednt'h4luy-ItSe\'t'n Days Ashore," Jean Brooks ((5).
, Your Opinion Solicited carrier he pulled out of his dive tions. Of the Army's decorations, Thurttdaj-"Moon Over LM Vegas," Ann Gwjnne i
apparently to release his bombs. members of the Air Corps received ((1), w '
Edgar Furman, ARM3c, told our inquiring There our fire reached him and he eight out of every nine NATTC

reporter last week that he would like to OIfIE'Ie went into another dive powerfuland Here's the way the Navy has Friday, Saturday 1800, 2000-"Tamplco," Edward
-a letter to the editor column In the Air News" unscheduled his bombs with awarded service medals to the G. Robinson, Lynn Bari. Victor McLnglen. \
The fact Is that a column titled, "My Opinion him. What a sight as black smoke Navy Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Sunday<< 1330, 1530.: 1800 2000-"Trocadero,' "toe.- f
," has always been In existence in the Jax trailed him Into a flaming crash Army and personnel of allied nations mary Lane, Johnny UOWIH. Night club 'musical.
and whenever our readers write tome which marked off another Nip and for gallantry in action
+t; Air News : l'fontlay-"l't-llow Canary," Ann Xeagle, Richard
we print their letters In their entirety. It sent his plane Into the sea. Medal of Honor ........................ 41 Green
4i' Just has so happened that no letters hate been But those Nips never learn and Navy Cross .... ..........................1,205 Tuesday 1800, 2000-"Her Primitive Man" Louise
received: for" the past several months. again came the torpedo attack. Distinguished Service Medal. 81 Allbritton, Robert Paige. .,

May we suggest to Furman and others desiring This one took everything we couldgive Legion of Merit: ........................ 432 Wednesday 1800, 2000-"Show Business. Fxldl
,, to express an Idea to get on the ball It and almost reached the carrier Silver Star Medal ....................1,462 Cantor<< Joan Davis and lots of beauties. 'r
and drop us a line. The only restriction being, when he exploded In midair Distinguished Flying Cross... 817

of course, Is that it conform to military security with probably the largest amountof Air Medal .................................1,357 Other EntertainmentMain
regulations and In no way ignore the good old American hot, andbhell Navy & Marine Corps Medal. 636 Side
ever put In one plane. There
Will Hay* office. Saturday-ShipV Dance.
C.aUa..d a page fire Total ........-rr-rfrrrTT-,,...._..6,031 May 15-Howe of Magic.





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The Moon And Her? Chaplain Tells How Japs J

Attack And Are Shot Down .:J
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'... Continued from pure four
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. .. Is nothing lacking In true Japa .
I ciokingLaiiBy 'ourage--only it happens we have f
the perfect antidote for their attacks ,
1q the ability to shoot them
down.

s64J I So, while our carrier planes on

.. their missions were running two.
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destroying: s hip pin g, knocking
._,j, down planes and strafing those on
t STEVE KALAGIAN Y2c the ground, we were carrying on
: a little vendetta of our own and
Imagine, if you can, mates, two women dressed only in the final score for our part of it-
swimming suits trying to get by the Marine guards and into night and day attack was 16

j the Station. planes. The final score of our whole
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'\'dai,!!! That exact scene might have transpired last Sunday nightif I carrier in task print force before will have receive appeared

a trick of fate hadn't taken a hand in the whole affair and. this. However, you know you that we

saved a lot of embarrassment for two WAVES, Joe Castra-I are busy and in so far as we can,

cane and Peggy Connor? .:,. .both? yeoman, second class. doing treated a good job. This third phase
The story began when WAVES us to a magnificent and

"Ij \Castracane and Connor rented a I few months ago awe-inspiring spectacle.
room at the Castle Warden Hotelin S e No fourth of July compares to
the sight of a formation of ships
St. lest weekend.
Augustine People who live at Dewey Park
firing at planes in the dark-no
Putting on their swimming suits think that the best thing the Motor -
they went to the beach and con Transit Company could do to bonfire ever lit up a horizon as

J .. .., y' ; centrated on enjoying the ocean boost their morale is to run special does the flaming crash of Jap tor-
., ... w and the famous Florida sunshine buses to and from town for themselves pedo bombers at night. It has
taught us too, not to underrate our
Then they learned about the fire and their families The regular
that had swept the Castle Warden buses from this station are opponent. His courage is superb
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hotel the hotel in and his determination to get us
very some usually too crowded and not always '
which they had all their clothes. suited for family patrons. I lacks nothing. That's all for now .
They rushed back Immediately, I I Will write again soon. Remember ,.
frightened at the prospect of having II us in your prayers.
SMOKIES Boatswain's Mate
I THE BISHOP OF FIRE ISLAND
to return to the station clad '
spent more than $200 for an
The End
In suits.
swimming gagement ring. Ills shipmates Pfl-I'
their relief when
Imagine they
! : "sist that no woman Is worth
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much money, but evidently he does
only the two top floors. And he should know, he's the
Their had been the second Literary
room on
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guy who's" going to marry her .
floor and untouched the
.. was by As reported In this column about a

flames. month ago, four new phone booths Scrapbook
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have been added to the two alreadyIn
b Last week the wife of a Navy front of Ship's Service Etes *
I M.a ate. pilot lay desperately ill in a hospital i and his wife (formerly a WAVE (3 I I"

C Blood transfusions had kept here) took a trip to New York, (This ua sent to the Jax Air
her alive for several days, but just with a detour In Kentucky where News by Miss Connie Boyle who
Moon Over Las Vegas, which will be shown at the Main Station when she seemed to be nearing Estes folks live Oh, where, oh was a resident of Jacksomllle for
Theatre next Thursday, May 4, stars re4-headed Anne Gwynne, the ends, the doctor discoveredthat where are those special! rates for three In>San eais Diego. Right OHf now Her she bioth Is livIng -

the Texas. beauty. her type of blood was no longer servicemen at the movies down- er, W. J. Boyle AMM2c is on duty oat
available. town One WAVE must think this Station)
That Line Unless Hood type "A"' was secured I G I razor, G I comb,
'J Breezes immediately, this u: ma"', Periodically G I wish that I were home,
We stand in line, to get a pass !; i I
We stand in line to wash life teas ila grate danger The word oficer in her department I G I food that makes you grow,

: Salty Humor From We stand in line to find a place to teas sent out The photographers There's an article in Colliers this G I want a long furlough.
t stand in line, by gosh at the Photo Lab heard the plea. week by Secretary of the Navy I I
'J Hero And There We stand in line to draw our pay They immediately volunteered and Knox about the training of young G I this and G I that;

s. We stand in line to spend it nine were found to possess the men for military service Two : G I shows and G I hats, .,
Hatch O it-Curve But fellow men, we neter hare kind of blood that this pilot's wife Free Frenchmen were In an awful i G I shirts and G I ties;
TO STAND IN LINE TO LEND needed quandry a few days ago until a J G I cakes and G I pies' ,
has left the straight
1 Many a man ; I
; IT' The transfusions were made the yeoman who could speak French G I doctors and G I pills;
J q'' and narrow for a few exciting e pilot's wife passed the danger zone came along and got them squared i G I parades and G I drills!

curves Now, she is well on her way to away "Tampico"/ could havebeen
Found ItOnrboord
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here is Government
Everything
an outstanding picture butwlUin't
Toast at Station Restaurant recovery.S e SMOKING LAMP'S I' Issuet!!!
.: dear : G I wish that I could kiss you!
Here's to you, my OUT. '
more
Now to turn to the
AnA here's to the dear that's not Walter: "How did you find your again --- 'GIG I admiral, G I top,
,
i steak, sir?" humorous pages of our ]life, here'sone I I come to a 01 stop.
here.
(,,(:' If the dear that's-not here were Diner: "It was just luck I happened on a yard policeman. It seems Free Bus ServiceTo I IG I'm tired flop!
:i' here, my dear, to move that piece "dear and there it was." anxious to get married one night. G I, G I sure miss you.
i. I wouldn't be calling ,
you S They had the ring, the license and l
$; nty dear. all other accessories needed by a C.P.O. ClubBus
.w' Good dealSailor I Sitting on my G I bed
bride and groom Everything My G I hat head
.::1 Sweater Or Girl : Hello, Betty, can I see seemed to be in order except one service to the Chief Petty My G I pants upon my G I shoe; -
I my ,
tonight Officers' Club is now in effect be-
Observation Most sweater galsJfr you thing-they couldn't find the Everything free to
are observed in the best place Girl'Sure thing, Herbert, come preacher. We hope that by the tween the hours of 1700 and 2400 I nothing lose

, on over." time you read this, they have finally and buses will leave every hour on They Issue
Jfr Sailor: "But this isn't Herbert"Girl made connections and are the the hour from the front of the I everything need
Paper to write books to
High Priced Stuff on, read.
: "And I'm not Betty, but Mr. and Mrs .they want to be. Main Station Auditorium
;;:; Young Author: "Darn it, Dad. come on over." This new transportation serviceis I Your belt, your shoes, your G I
'+ i'tn No Tuna ever tie. .
disgusted one e Remember Ken Keller who used being provided so that more
'i. line l't.'e written," I Everythingfree, nothing to buy.
bought a Chiefs attend the
Rejected"I to do a lot of boxing on the station I can Saturday
You
Father "You're crazy eat your meals from a G 1
A Wealthy :
, ? Had letter 'night dances and the Sunday din-
.. understand the Army rejected a from him recently
plate,
J just bought a half tiozen of your Han' '." .. and.. he's.. keeping.. pretty ners. Open house bingo games are
Buy food at G I rate.It's .
Utters from a, chorus girl this afternoon : busy at the Natal Amphibious 'I held every Tuesday and Friday your a
." \\hyf G I this and G I that .
*. "//i., 8eri..gtroy had flatfeet Training Bat at Fort Pierce, evenings at 2000 and all hands are G I haircut. G I hat,
."' Florida lie writes that he keep In i invited. EKYTHING here is Government
Two Marines<< e e condition by boxing daily with Lee I Prices for the Sunday dinnersare Issue, .

A Jap Officer, harraMd by a Epitaph Hone, another Golden Gloves : T-Bones. $1.00 each and Tenderloins But G I wWi that I could kiss
Marine sharpshooter on the top I Beneath this stone lies Murphy; fighter He sends his best regardsto SI.50. Admission to the )'ouHU!!!
of a Guadalcanal hill sent a whole They buried him today. all his friends and fans. dance, which features a popular I, --'-'
platoon to knock him off. Soon He lived the life of Riley dance band is 50 cents a person.

the platoon returned, minus sevoral While Riley was away. It you haven't heard of the sta- The next CPO meeting will be Place Air Medal Above
previous members. And minus e tion's "miracle man" then let us held on 21 May, with the Board of
the Marine. Quick Answer introduce him He is Chief Gagnon, Governors meeting; a few hours !'I Purple Heart AwardThe

"So sally," aid a Jap non-Corn, The sailor and his girl friend the station's master-at-arms, who earlier. At that time the extensive I Air Medal has been placed
'but there were two Marines." were walking in the park. The conversation swears that he can operate the membership campaign now under- above the Purple Heart in the order -
,, \ had hit a lull. Finally, eight inch guns of a cruiser so way is expected to be discussed |. of precedence of awards made
---- Not ToughNo the sailor to keep things going, quickly and so efficiently that they -f JIr--- by the Army. The change thus

sir I didn't say the steak) commented, "Some dew." sound like machine guns. Maybe Buy, Buy War BondsOr I brings the Army order of precedence -
was tough. I only said that the "Yes" said the girl friend, "and I the Chief is the secret weapon Sec- into accord with that established -
gravy was hard to slice. some don't" retary Knox was talking about a Bye Bye Freedom by the Navy :,

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Pad Six lAX AIR NEWS 27 April, 1944



Officer Instructors Inaugurate Summer Water Training Program Service Clubs

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",. didates to report last Friday were:
Johnny BIttner Sp (A) 2c, and
Charley Woddall, SpAlc( of the

NATTC. Bittner, a right hander,
has pitched in three fast minor

leagues Pacific Coast, Interna-
tional and American Association

t \ Woddail, an outfielder, played regularly -
for Atlanta in 1912.

Other new candidates to reportare

"I \ ... .. .. : Pitchers; Larry Baldwin,
i AMM2c, who was with the Jack-
sonville Tars In the spring 1JHO.

Ensign Don Groves, who hurled;

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Alf Anderson, shortstop for
i the Pittsburgh Pirates InIt,
I, reported to Recruit Center her

; this week as a Navy boot.."

\ Anderson- starred on the dia-
mond at Oglethorpe college before -
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I _.. year he was employed In de
fence!' work and played for the
Left: Lieut Tim Carey. officer 1 in charge; of swimming, right, and fleers and midshipmen of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, who St. Johns Shipyard team In the
I Lt. (jg) Jim Kessler swimming instructor show class of aviation are in training here the three operational checks In the use of lax Victory League.-
{r equipment officers how to check a rubber boat, making sure that I the "Mae West." Left to right are Mid. (A) Norman Shaw, Sub- ,, ? t -- -
everything is 4.0. Emergencies at sea demand that rubber boats be Lt. Victor Stacey, Mid (A) George Cathcart, Lieut Carey, Sub Lt in the Canadian American Leagueand
in perfect condition at all times Right: Lieut Tim Carey gives of- John Laine, Mid (A) Hubert Burman and Sub Lt. Bevis Elliott. in the Northern League, and
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Dick Kersey, S2c, and Horace
i Lovelace, AOMB)2c, semi-pro
r\ 7- SSA Is CertainTo Yanks OverseasTo players.

Infielders; Walter "Babe" De-
-, tL. x/ve Hear GamesGIs Freitas AMM2c. Johnny McCul-

I Win Or Share lough, S2c Bill McCloskey. Buddy
overseas are going to hear
Weiner, AM2c, Rene LeVitre oC
broadcasts of big league ball A&R, and 2nd Lt. Richard Long
Volleyball TitleShips games this summer although as fellow, who played semi-pro ball
yet no one has thought of a way for the Ashland, Ky., Colonels in
Store Ashore crack vol- to shortwave them the schnappsand 41.
leyball unit of the Commandant'sCup frankfurters the concession-
Outfielders Dave Bride
: ARMSc
aires peddle daily at the Polo
League, can do no worse thana who
played with Winston Salem,
t By Edmund Welsh, Y2t -, tie in the playoffs now underwayand Grounds. N. C., and Fargo, N. D., Andy Ya-
S The Armed Forces Radio Serv-
will more than likely win in a
nosak S2c
semi-pro player and
ice plans to. shortwave play-by
t Announcement from Captain W. W. Smith, USN, Com- breeze.Undefeated with nine triumphs play accounts of the last hour of Lt.Cross Ed and Britt later, who played football for Holy

mandant, that the Naval Air Station will begin its fourth season accumulated i" the playoffs, SSA a major league game over an East with the Washington was a Red Skins.star

baseball brings memories of former seasons.Probably can be challenged by Seaman Coast station every Sunday from A
schedule of
:, Service I good home and
?f. I Guard and VF 4, who have each 3:30 to 4:30 p m. to England and home
t baseball is
the : yearof games being arrangedwith
: top
North Africa. Yanks in South and
won eight and lost two, only If
of 1942 such teams St.
those by was that as Augustine
gone Will Central America, the Antilles, Ca-
Teams
I Four they drop their next two contests
Coast Guard
the who have
This was the year when giant ribbean, Alaska and Aleutian bas- a crack
while the two teams which are
of Lieut. Comdr. George team headed by Lou Klein St.
figure es will get broadcasts of Pacific
tied for second, win their final
and of Form Station Louis Cardinal second
Earnshaw, NAS coach one I contest. Coast League games- every Sundayat baseman,
Connie Mack's aces in the A's pen- 230.: Orlando Army Air Base Camp

nant winning years of '29-30 and Baseball LeagueA Playoff Standings A half hour recreation of a big Blanding, Waycross Army Air

'31. loomed over Mason Field. I Team. W.. I....t league game will be beamed by Base, Mayport Section Base and
Baseball to the former major speedy and compact Station Ships Store 9 0 five West Coast stations to the some of the Navy teams in the
was just as important .nits baseball league, composed of two Seaman Guard 8 2 NAOTC.
leaguer VF 4 8 : same locations five days a week
place as was any other phaseof : clubs at Main Side and two NAT A&R 8 2 and also to the South Pacific --
his Navy life. He booked games TC teams, will open play on 8 ; Recruit" Center 6 3 Southwest Pacific, and the CBI Ex-Major Leaguers Will
with ball clubs which were doing I May with a hot and exciting race 00 Parachute Loft 5 4 3 4 Theater.
their spring training in Florida in prospect for the hundreds of VPB: 2 (2> 4 6 Coach Iowa Pre-Flight ;
and started practice a month be- baseball fans among naval per- VPB 2 (l) 3 8 I
,VO-VCS 2: 8 Co-coaches of the Iowa _
fore the first game. sonnel here. VM 2 9 Daniels Is At Ga. Pre-Flight pre

'aa.dldattos I for the team came The league will operate in sup- Docks-Ferries 1 9 John Daniels a tackle on the night school baseball team this:
season are Lieutenants Verne
from all over the Statlon-olflc- port of the all-Station nine with 1942 NAS football team is now a
ers, cadets and enlisted men, the better players on the four clubs In games during the past week, cadet at the U. S. Navy pre-flight Thompson, a right-hander who
with the majority being cadets also performing on the star team Seaman Guard and VF 4 engagedin school, Athens, Ga. An AMM2c hurled for Cincinnati for several
and enlUted men. against outside opposition. The a dog fight with Seaman Guard assigned to the A&R here, Cadet seasons and Vernon Wilshlre a
t On the team were: Lieut. Walter four teams are the Bluejackets, I the victor after three games, 15-3:>> Daniels is sub-commander of his left-hander, who did his big league
Shinn, slugging left fielder, I the Marines, Seaman Guard, and 14-16 and 1:>>-12. The winners also regiment. pitching for the Athletics, Yankees .
who( was recently presented with Assembly and Repair. The Blue- I beat O&G, 15-10:>> and 15-5>> :>>, but lost A L and White Sox.
the Distinguished Flying Cross I jackets represent NATTC Ship's to A&R, 6-15>>, 15-10:>> and 1015.:>> -":!!.-
by Vice Admiral T. C. Wnkaid I Company and the Marines the Ma- VF 4 defeated VO-VCS 15-6 and Wakefield Is On New TeamAn
for damaging a Jap light cruiser I rine Aviation Detachment at 157.>> Parachute Loft was the hot outstanding candidate for the 'Coaches At Pre.flight
I
while flying a PRY; NATTC. team of the week winning three Iowa pre-flight baseball team is Lieut. Wflliam F. Kern, for
Lieut. Gus Gustafson, first I The rosters of the teams are times over VPB 2 (1) l:>>-H, 12-15 Cadet Dick Wakefield, who starred merly head football coach at Car
baseman, who was recently rescued sprinkled with many former pro and 15-12, over Recruit Center, for the Detroit Tigers last year. negie Tech and Lt. (jg) James J.
at sea when his fighter I I players, and a high calibre of play : 15-8:>> 10-15:>> and 15-6 and over __ %-IL -"- -ii-i---. Yeager, ex-University of Colorado

plane was forced down In the Pacific is assured. Both officers and en- I Docks-Ferries 15-10:>> 12-15 and Lieut. John T. (Hobbs) Adams, 'I coach, are now on duty at the U. S.
; listed men will perform. 1513.>> Navy pre-flight school, Athens, Ga.
formerly director of the NAS I
Chief Specialist George )Ic- The games will be played at Recruit Center also annexed n.
Afee, center- fielder, who according Mason Field and the Marine Fieldat three victories, triumphing over sports program, is introducing
Navy ball at the NATTC, Mem- I War Bond
to hU coach was "the fastest Duy, Buy
NATTC on Mondays and Thurs- VO-VCS 15-11>> 11-15 and 15-2,
phis, Tenn., where he is athletic Or
!' man I"'e ever seen In getting days, with game time set at 1800. over VPB 2 (1) 15-2>> and 15-11:>> officer. I
down to first has." This was Each team will play twice a week. and over VM 15-5:>> and 15-11 How- Bye Bye Freedom

high tribute for the ex-Duke and The games will last seven innings. ever A&R scored a verdict over

Chicago Rear football star from The league will be divided intoa Recruit Center on a forfeit. Assembly and Repair Is Winner In
the man who had seen such split season with first and second A&R added a trio of victories,

ttpeenMers all Max Carey and half winners to meet in the best beating Docks-Ferries, 15-4, 4-15 Commandant's Speedball Meet .
George Case. three out of five games for the and 15-6, VM, 15-13 and 15-3 and Cup "
Other stars who have departed championship Seaman Guard was VO-VCS 15-5>> :>> and 1511.
Assembly and Repair put the clincher the Commandant's Cup
on
from the 42 team include Lieut.
the champion in last year's six- VM took VO-VCS in tow 15-9
speedball title by trouncing Seaman Guard 33-20 Tuesday In a
game
.Joe Leahy and Dave Hanley, BM team league. and 15-8 but lost"two other ,
games which was one of the most fiercely fought battles in station sports
Ic, infielders, who went' to sea one to Docks-Ferries 12-15 and
duty Bob Petersen catcher, who 9-15; and the other two to competition.By .

went into flight training as a cadet Bombsight Takes 10-15:>> and 1:>>-17. 0&0'1 virtue of its win, A&R ap- Medley ((5)) Katachak (1) and
and Ensigns Johnny Liggon, -, %.Tj __. _. _M parently insured for itself the Swain (2)). ,
Ace Belardmelli, Red Furlow and Commandant's Cup trophy awarded -
Title i Begi'- In A&R's with
Volleyball WAVES previous
Tom Oxendine, pitchers, all of Long once a year to the outstanding game
Seaman Guard the 15
score was
whom went overseas Oxendinethe I. Winning all seven of its league Season Of SoftballThe athletic unit on the Station. to 13 In favor of A&R. Scoring in
time he received his commis-
games without defeat, the fast enlisted WAVES have opened that contest was: Seaman Guard
In-
the Cherokee
only
sion dian was Naval aviation. I moving Bombsight team has been their 28-game softball scheduleand High Scorers Medley ((6), Turner (4)), and

in of '42 the of awarded the championship in the expect to complete the tourna- Point Flagg (3)) ; A&R, McCloskey ((5),
The year was year Bishop Recruit Center .U
Rear Admiral Mason's departurefor I NATTC Officers Volleyball league. ment among the eight teams 6 Warwick Seaman Guard 21 Rufflno (5), Weiner (4) and Ce-
aboard the Hornet, car- Bombsight defeated DispensaryOlrnCER.fo June. The officers' schedule in- Johnson Recruit Center 16 quay ((1)).
duty Lydia, Seaman Guard 16 Seaman Guard had a field day
cludes with each of
rier from which General Doolittle's eight games Fogg Seaman! Guard 15
flight took off to bomb Tokyo. A ) LEAGUE the enlisted teams. Shields, O&G 11 against Recruit Center, winning 53
Final Maadinct A&R 10 to 10. The scoring for Seaman
Weiner
baseball fan Admiral Ma- All games are played on the two
great ,
Team "'0. Ix>.t Seymour A&R 10 Guard
was: Lloyd ((11), Warwick
diamonds in the WAVES and
attended of the home area
7 0 A&R M
son many Bombsight Shoqulst
.. ABM 6 1 begin at 181:>>, Newman Recruit Center lu ((11), Flagg ((7), Berlin (5), Fallo
games.In the Rear Admiral Brigade 5 2 The enlisted girls began their (5)), Lyons (2)) Horning (2),
same year AGO 4 3 schedule last with the In the Thomas (2)), Medley (1) and
Monday Tuesday's game, scoringfor
Price dedication
John D. in brief Marines: :2 5
ceremonies, named the baseball Dispensary 2 5 NAOTC defeating the WAVES I A&R was: Shoquist 3 points, Rogers (2). Recruit Center tallied i&\
field "Mason Field" to honor the A and W 1 6 Unit 16 to 6 and the VF team los- Hendrikson (1), Beers (5)), Krup- in this manner: Johnson (6), .
Station's first Commanding Of- TTT 1 6 ing to VPB 14 to 13. In the games per (4), Seymour (7), Ciekway O'Quinn (2) and Bishop (2),

last week for a clean sweep to last Tuesday, the strong A&R. ((6 and Serfustinl (7). Tram fepeedball Standings iv.o
icrr.The Fliers, under Lieut. Comdr. maintain a full game lead over team defeated Supply 28 to 1, Seaman Guard's points were attrIbuted A&R g Lost

Earnshaw, who is now a gunnery second place AEM. In the otherCcatlaued while the T-l and Yard and SynC to: McCullough (2), War- Seaman Recruit Center Guard 2:1 1:1::

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a New Arrivals At Mason Field How To Send $ $ $ Teamwork SecretOf Radio School Is


Through The MailNaval On Air Saturday"Navy


r personnel aboard this Sta- Air Gunnery Wings," the NaAir

tion are advised to urge their par- Station radio program heard over

ents, members of their family, or Claims Veteran WJAX each Saturday at 1900, took

other persons from whom they on a new scheme of things recently. -
.
may be expecting money, not to the startedwe .
after
"The day war
dIe This Saturday the Navy Reporter
send cash to them by "special delivery" -
to the
were on our way Pacific -
I visits the Radio School at the
mails
or through the open "
and action! says Aircrew-
) I Naval Air Technical Training Cen-
l", according to a recent announcement
I "Out
AMMlc.
r t man "Red" Cryan !. ter. On the spot be learns how theNavy's
there we were nearly always out-
alrcrewmen receive their
LI.- "Money should be transmitted numbered, out-gunned, and out-
. ofice I radio training. Assisting Harry
only by check, post money
maneuvered in our clumsy patrol
and Aviation Radioman Ben
White,
order, or by registered mail, it
planes-but always managed to Holmes instructor in the Radio
I an
was pointed out. "It is no safer
make it back to the base so we
I School.
to transmit cash by 'special delivery -
could and back out and I
than mall the' gas up go Music for this ne"' series features -
ordinary
, by pester hell out of the Japs some the NATTCen dance bend,
announcement concluded. I
. more. When we think of those first
I the Air Raiders, directed 1 by Chief
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9 months out there, we sometimes Musician Ralph Mont
i 5 r wonder what in hell kept us flying Each week in this new series

t FCC To Conduct ing in PBY's against Zeros and "Navy Wings" will pay an on

r---r- t'A' \ Mitsubishis. I guess it was each the spot visit to some phase of
determination not to let the
guy's aircrewman training.
Radio Exams In rest of the guys flying with him ---- --- -
\ 4 \ down that had more to do with it

I than anything." Aircrewman Cryanwas Flies 98 Combat
;.at, / .f 11-- Old School Bldg. in one of the first classes to ,
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i t-' '.' A representative of the Federal expanding naval air fleet. i MissionsVithin

j I. 1 Communications Commission from In an East Coast patrol squadron

mar I ) ,. ':':, ..', Miami will conduct commercialand Cryan teamed up with three
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: i radio operator examinations in the years of fast and furious action.
: I 4-
( : .;" :'" j all Duval High School Building, Still intact, this aircrew quartet is flew ninety-eight combat

( Fjie&fr4X! 'f : I 605 Ocean St., Jacksonville on Sat- now in temporary duty at NATTC. missions in sixty days and never
( # The other three aircrewmen
: .., urday 6 and Sunday 7 May, it has are failed to hit a target," relates Air-
been announced by Arthur S. Jack Cain AM2c, Phil Murphy I
Johnny Bittner, Sp (IAI) 2c, left and Charley Woddall, Sp (A) lc, I Fish, inspector In charge. AMMlc, and Don Young AMMlc.All crewman "Nip" Bryson, ARM2c.
athletic specialists assigned to the NATTC, are leading candidates I Commercial examinations will wear the Naval aircrewman's one of the outstanding airmen of
for the Naval Air Station baseball team Bittner, right I the war in the Pacific-and one of
a
begin at 9 a. m., and amateur ex- wings with three gold stars, the
hand pitcher, has been in baseball since '35, playing his last three I' aminations at 11 a. m. American defense bar with "A", I 'beer the most modest. "Our biggest

seasons before enlisting: in the Navy with Hollywood in the Pacific Applicants are required to produce the American theatre bar, and the ( was not getting any sleep-
Woddail hit .293 for Atlanta in 1942. sometimes for 72 hours at a
Coast League. evidence of citizenship. I Asiatic-Pacific bar with three gold
: stretch; during the time weweren't
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I.I Class "C" _amateurs appearing stars.
: in the air, the Japs bombedour
I The Runway I for class "B" examination and The four received a hasty Introduction island 52

Softball Starts failing same are permitted to retain I to air gunnery in Ha-
times and shelledit
their class "C" license.
waii in the Navy's first aerial gun-
rontinurd from six' I
pone It is 'absolutely necessary that nery school. After viewing pres- 37 times."

Today At NATTCNATTC i I officer on one of our carriers, had I applicants intending to appear for ent aerial gunnery training meth- For shooting

!I a record of 35 games won and 13 I examinations notify the Miami office ods and equipment, Cryan remarks, down two Jap

lost. Among teams defeated by the (Federal Communications "we walked in one door, took a look

will have a new pass : Station were crack minor league I Commission, P. O. Box 150, Miami at the gun, fired about ten rounds, .L ;.,JII I planes "Nip" was

word for the next few months- clubs like Jersey City, Atlanta and 1, Florida) of the class license or walked out the other door, and awarded the air

Koftball. Baltimore. licenses desired in order that proper called ourselves aerial gunners. We > ".. medal. Of this he .

The big "double header" Ship'sCompany will i Lieut. Comdr. Earnshaw led the I application forms may be forwarded were short on time and maybe a "< ...'.-. shrugs "both .

Softball League Fliers to two out of three wins for execution before the little short on ammunition. One ;
times
start today, and no less than four our planes
over Pensacola NAS in a hotly examination date. These forms time a gunner dropped a thirty were Just start-
other leagues will get under way contested series at Pensacola and I should be completed and mailed to calibre slug in the bay and we ing their attack
within the next two weeks.
then left the team in midseasonto the Miami office with proper evidence knocked off the war for two hours "Nip"I) Bryson dive when a Jap
There dozen entries in theShip's
are a coach the Service all-stars in "
of citizenship before 1 May, while everyone looked for it. started coming in. Both times he
and it has I
Company loop Cleveland against the major 1944. They saw combat action in the
was unlucky enough to get in front
divided into two divisions, Na-
been leaguers, joining his old battery I A note should be attached stating battle of the Coral Sea, at Mid- of my sights and I let him have it.
tional and American. Other leaguesare
First mate, Lieut. Mickey Cochrane, I that the applicant intends to way, and piled up countless hourson I guess I was scared-only a dam'fool's
officers the
the NATTC
manager of the Service team. take the examination in Jacksonville patrol hops. They bombed Mun- not scared when the other
the Fourth
,Navy Regiment, combined Navy Second A banner year was 1942. It and designating the date. da and were the first squadron to guys shootin' at him-but handlingmy
and the
Regiment and ,Third Navy Regiments. was the season when Ernie Lom- I bomb Naru. When asked about job kept me so busy I didn'thave

will fielda bard paled| l a triple into the tree their most thrilling experience, time to think about it. The
barracks
Every student In left field, a sure homer for : To Participate Cryan answers, "just coming back time I really felt myself age was
team. The student regiment
will start next week and anyone faster afoot than Lom- all in one piece and under our own when a 20 millimeter slug came
leagues bardi and then Paul Waner all power after dodging Jap fightersand
lobbing through the fuselage of
the officers loop on 9 May. but broke a barracks window In Bond Drive bombers all day was all the our plane-not so very far from
:
of June,
About the middle playoffs -
into thrill wanted. But I the
with a smashing drive right we guess my nose. That was carrying things
will be held between the top
field good for a triple. I time we really thought we were too far!"
teams in all the enlisted men'sleagues Secretary of the davy has an- I
Baseball has always been an going to get our's was when twenty Bryson's also is the notable
and the champion team nounced that Navy personnel and I
activity open to all men of the Zeros made a run onHI.. Everyone achievement of having served four
will NATTC in i civilians attached to Naval ,
represent games activities .
Station. There has been no divid- was shooting somethingoneguy '
of our major carriers in this
with Lee Field Cecil Field, Yellow will be asked to participate war.
ing line separating men of any of was firing a forty-five out the t this
Accomplishing took him from
side in two War Bond cash sales
Water NAOTC and a main only
the commands who wanted to play. blister-and I'm not sure we didn'theave the South Pacific to the British
champion. With the cooperation of the I drives a year. the bunks out at them. Those I. Isles in less than
and
The first drive will be conducted one year
The schedule, as planned by the Zeros would have
NATTC which has polished ballplayers knocked us off ,
during the week of 4 July which piled up well over a thousand
follows
Physical Training Department, -
assigned there as athletic I like ducks on a millpond but for hours in his log. He
participated
falls within the limits of the 5th
: Monday-First and Fourth
the Corsair
the Naval Air Station a fighter
specialists, scrap squadron in our initial invasion of the Solo-
War Loan Drive. All hands will I
Regiment ; Tuesday-officers "
games ( club would become one of the put up.
has had
i mons, his ship torpedoedtwice
;i
be asked to
; Wednesday Second and strongest units in Service baseball. participate by pur- I These men in this remarkably
'chasing their bonds through the and has had to bail out of
Third Regiments; ThursdayNational the at fortunate and successful of
Among Specialists quartet
a disintegrating plane. He has
..station War Bond Office.
League, Ship's Company; NATTC are: Johnny Bittner, SpA I aircrew gunners are loud and unstinting never been wounded or injured.In .
[ Details and for this
Friday--American League, Ship's I ( ) 2c, who has placed In the organization I in their praise of teamwork recognition of Jiis amazing
Independence Day Drive will be
Company. Pacific and International -in planes, in squadrons, and combat aircrewman. record he has
announced in the future. I
Ship's Company clashes will Leagues and in the American near in the fleet; and of each individ- been recommended for the distinguished
start at 1600. All student games Association, Mike Hale Sp (A) | The splendid record establishedby ual's devotion to his task and his flying cross.

are set for 1800 except Fourth 2c, who played three seasons NAS, Jacksonville during the team-mates. As one man they say,
Regiment tilts, which will beginat with the New York Giants; Rube i 17 December Drive when over $212- I "the most important thing men --

1600. Sandstrom, Sp (A) Ic, who played 000 in bonds were purchased leavesno now training have to learn is to Buy, Buy War Bond
Ship's Company entries are doubt but that the coming drive work with Or
In the Pacific Coast League; I | other men and never
TTB, TTP:.TTM,..TT -0, TTT andTTD1 Chief !Specialist Edo Vannl, who I will l be an evert greater success. I let them down!" Bye, Bye Freedom

in the National, and TTA-J.. was one of the Pacific Coast

TTHd( ), TTHm( ), TTG-1, TTR batting ntnrs with the Seattle

and TTQ in the American. Games Ilaniers and Charley WfxWall, "Hatfields And McCoys" Are Friends

. this afternoon, which will be played Sp (A) Ic, of the Atlanta Crackers. '" '. ,...;,. "'+' "
in the NATTC baseball -""" >>
area : "

match TTB against TTP, TTMagainst The cooperative gesture of for- <'h. '

TTD-1, and TTG-O against mer ball players in reporting to ', '? \"

TTT. \ the team would be apreciated by ;" ,,,'r > .: ..., ... '' \ r '" ...:'*.,.., 4..: .', "
The entries in the Officers men of the Station, many of whomare u.

League are Administration, Brigade I back from combat and would r'.M: ": ,r S

Schools (last year's cham- appreciate seeing and backing a : ; J It'

pion), Bombsight and two AGO winning Station team. .

student teams. Last year Lieut. Marty McDon- :i 1 ..

-- ough coached the Fliers to a fine T

season of 38 games won and 15 VL
WAVES Softball
,". Begin lost, copping in addition the Flor- ,

I:. ; (J.ntlred from pace rlx l ida state semi-pro title. Lieut. Mc- .
..: Donough is ready to give the Sta- ...
:
thetlc contest default with
was a j
tion another fighting club.
( Synthetic the winner
( ---- --
;1-:: '. The officers were defeated by .
.j
r' Supply 9 to 7, in their first game Bombsight Takes Titlel'ontlnu.d .
'
It 20 April.
j .
six -
The captains for the teams are : from pose

WAVES Unit, Grace Blinn; NA games, AEM defeated TTT, Ath-

OTC Kay Hinkle; VF4, Marjorl letic and Welfare lost to Brigadeand ..
Pecoraro; No. :5 Ground, Jo Bearse; TTT, and AGO outpointed the ."

Line Mary Hutto; VPB-2, ((1)) ; Marines.In .

Mary Sulzbacker; ((2) Mary Fuller the enlisted men's double .

; A&R, Mary Booth and Rhoda elimination volleyball loop, the ,

Thompson; T-l and Yard, Jane field has narrowed down to two It was a great day for the four little girl kitSouth America and flown here in a Navy plane,

Hammond; T-l-VM Unit, Rose crack teams TTG-O and TTB. tens at WAVE Barracks 714. And for the young is practicing the Good Neighbor Policy with

Walsh; Aerology Louise Traut- TTG-O is undefeated and TTB has boy dog. The whole thing started when Dammit, the cats even though their parents feud like the

wein, Parachute Loft, Zara Misen- dropped one match. Thus, TTG-O the pup, sauntered up to 714 to see what he Hatfields and the McCoys. The kittens' Mom Is

heimer; Supply-Supply, Dorothy needs only one victory, while TTB could see. It is he who is seen In the picture bat- Mehitable, WAVE mascot, who is chaperoning

King; S. S. Ashore, Irene KWd; must defeat TTG-O twice to claim ting the breeze with the coy H'l cats, Inspection, the party at a discreet distance.

'"nthetlc, Frances Fannin. the championship. 714, PG and Edna. Dammit, who was born in

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I \44! NAOTC Observes Birthday ?T1g .1 Typical Aircrewman- -- Trainee


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|'I Sunday; It's 2 Years OldContinued ", .,.4' ,


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,\
from p"le one I .
I training gamut each Navy pilot I fliers now serving as NAOTC instructors '

must run, comes Immediately after I These are such skilled w -
f
intermediate training. Excluding veterans as Capt. Kenneth Walsh, I v .
I the combat zones themselves it is Medal of Honor winner and 20- I. II II t '1

more like the "real thing" than plane Marine ace, now a fighter

I any other phase of naval aerial instructor at Jacksonville; Lieut.

t ; activity.The George Gay, Midway hero, now a '
organization of the NAOTC torpedo plane instructor at Miami; 1
(Reporters L. H. Vadnais S2c;
includes for Lieut. William Hall, Medal of Honor -
I training squadrons winner and dive bomber pilot J. R. Essen. S2o; Pasquale DiNardo -
of tactical in the
type plane
every Lieut. PaulE. SpIS)3c( ) ; pfc. Herb Johnston
I now at Daytona Beach;
scout bombers torpedo
f' Navy-fighters, -
Jr., USMCR )
I bombers, land-based bombers, Coughlin, SOC pilot who rounded -
Sweet and Hot The fellows are
up 150 Axis prisoners on Sicilyto f
patrol bombers and scout observa-
t York of looking forward to tonight when
become the "Sergeant
tion planes. The courses given, ,.? i!<.4"
Riders orchestrawill '
and the NATTC Air I ,! .."
Melbourne "n.
the Air, now at ,
depending upon the type of plane forth an added attraction -! "
give as
Donald Mason PBY
Lieut ,
(jg)
flown, include such subjects as show .
to the USO vaudeville
I
pilot who "sighted sub, sank .
gunnery, bombing advanced com- same," now on the NAOTC staff. at the old auditorium Also toa ,! 4;"
and tac-
munications
navigation, week from Wednesday when a
The value of the Navy's policy
tics and carrier landings. will highlight the reopening '
big jamboree I _
of having its combat veterans pass I kIIJo.d
of the auditorium :
While undergoing operational new
their "know-how" on to operational -
Adams AUM: c. ordnance instructor at NATTC, was the
officer Talented entertainers from
training: the student is integrated -
into I training students is summed up NATTC personnel and the Air model in a series of pictures in the Naval Aviation News magazine
a squadron organized I
along battle lines. He follows -I by one of NAOTC's instructors, Raiders will put on the show showing the various steps in the training of Naval Aircrewmen
a comprehensive schedule o f I Navy Cross winner Lieut. John Miracles NCI'er Cease. R-26 has &'oto shows Adams stripping a 50 cal. machine gun. Sixteen
West, now nt Green Cove Springs futures: were shown in the magazine, starting at Boot Camp and
flight and ground work and, above set a new record They hold a I
everything else is taught how to Says Lieut. West : I complete field night in exactly one ending with a takeoff from an aircraft carrier.
"We found out the hard
way; ------------ -------- ---
perform the function for which his hour and barracks hour at
,
they are being given an oppor- that the secret is simple
combat plane was designed.Also ; I very Seaman School
to find out the InauguratedAs
tunity easy way.
coming in for their share of all the fellows work Incidentally I
As soon as a new technique or

the attention aircrewmen.from the These NAOTC usually are tactic is developed someone is sent I has the cleanest, the M.wing A.in says the whole R-26 II An Aid 'To Service Men
from home to pass it on to the new pilots -I barracks.
come to the command a serv-
on their way into combat. I
A salute to Char-
Eyes Night
have become
ice school where they That's why we are turning out the lotte Cassidy, who has been working In addition to supplying the demand
proficient as radiomen, ordnance- best pilots in the world." in the Red Cross office at Inventor for specialists for the aviation
men or machinist's mates. Onreunder' ----- Ji|-- ---- branches, NATTC recently inaugurated -
NATTC for over a month .
the NAOTC they are put in
school to aidin
I a seaman
She volunteered for the important
one of the air gunners' schools at Navy DischargesCan position and Is serving without providing the fleet with general
Jacksonville, Hollywood, :Ma, or who have
I pay, which is a fine contributIOn service deck ratings
Purcell, Okla, for a gunnery Be ExchangedFormer to a deserving; organization other than book knowledge as theirqualifications
training course. Then they go to I II Miss: Cassidy is the daughter; otLieut for the rates they
an operational training squadronfor I
enlisted personnel of the Comdr. R. V, Cassidy of now hold
in PBY, Ventura, Hell-
flying a
I NATTC personnel.Add Under the supervision of the
of discharge
Navy who hold certificates -
Liberator of the ;
diver, SBD, or one
previously issued "under li Congrats to Charlie Heston. Bt ig Navy's other multi-place planes. satisfactory conditions" may now I AMM2c of Bks 8, who drew th H F Finney, assisted by two Brigade -
During this time, the future air- exchange them for "Certificates of I fine life-sized oil painting of HI officers. Lieut. K. Eppert and

crewman not only receives prac- Discharge Under Honorable Conditions Aircrewman in action The I .nut. ( Jg) R. C. Phelan, the seaman -
tical experience in target firing pamtnig is in the Aircrewmen r / school was opened 17 April.
The change in the title of ,
but also accompanies his pilot rec room in Bks 4DM The instructors are CBM's C. Bennett -
this class of authorized
discharge,
through all the phases of flight he I I and Dat Pete Havrilnk of and B N. Sibley, assisted by
by the Secretary of the Navy, was
will be to in combat.
subjected R-28A, used to test PT boats for junior instructors from NATTC'
When the course finished the the effected circumstances to express of the more discharge.clearly I an electric co At over 70 mph Master of Arms and Duty Police

alrcrewman is awarded his wings In reply to a recent note about details. The instructors are per
and, like his pilot, is ready for I Ex-Navy men or women desiring'' pulling off his three hash marks forming this vital service on a vol-
to make the exchange may apply
the fleet. I Barnett remarked the author of of theIr
'I untary basis outside reg-
'in person at the nearest Naval activity ,
Admiral McFall, "headmaster"of
the note probably was jealous because ular duties
authorized effect the issuance
5 this vast post-graduate school I to he didn't have three to pull Ever hear ot a motor requiring i l'rlndpall.v the Instruction concerns -

of the air, has had an air career of the new certificate or they off Isley seems to know quitea no gasoline, oil or electric ( practical deck seamanship
that closely parallels the develop- may apply in writing, forwardingthe bit about that toad a certain fellow current which would run a year I required of all Sic coxswains

ment of Naval aviation. Gradu- certificate they now hold, to found in his bed the othernlght. and then could be recharged to and boatswain mates. The tour e

ating from the Naval Academy in the Chief of Naval Personnel Navy :, run another year? That is the I t-o\en general knowledge of

1916, he won his wings in 1920 As Department, Washington 25, D. C. Who' JA.. D. Judo Instruc- actual working description of a I ..hiI| s, practical nutrllnsuike, seamanship
early as 1923 he was cited for testing I ---- ---\ tors, Sgt. John Hansel and Corp.l magno-motor invented by J. P. I duties of lookout1,

the first catapult installationson Former Student Is Brad Ecklund described in : Sparks, ARM3c of NATTC. practical handling of mall b.mtt,

the battleship USS Maryland. Big, brawny bleached blondes Sparks, eyeing the automobileand and familiarity with\ tli<' ordinary -
Later he participated in the fitting I Visitor At School Pfc. Thomas Sutton and Corp. airplane field, now is seek- type of instrument I onboard

out of the carrier USS Wasp I Aboard one of the Navy's big Bill Freer leaving local photog- ing to finance his Invention. He !chip Additional working:
I II
and was skipper of VN-8D5 at An- Liberators which stopped rapher's looking as if they'd swal- was a radio repairman in Blue- knowledge of the .45 cal. |pistol.
when that I lowed the they'd just been field, W. Va., before he enteredthe ,
napolis squadron won night here last week on a canary the .40 and .50 (td. machine gait
the Schift trophy and a Presidential flight; was Aircrew man over-I asked to watch At Jax Beach I Navy two years ago and 20 ni.ni. Oerlikon Is' inliicl<*d.
tough, tanned torso of Leo "Pap- .
commendatory letter in 19o7 George, ARM2c who formerly ---- ------ --- The course will cover a period
for its record of safe flying. The a radio school student nere at. I py" Paplle proudly exposed to the! i| 'i'of 26 days with classes meeting in
admiral has also held command NATTC. passing parade and the patter of Quiz Contest : the morning and afternoon Indi-

positions aboard the USS Lexington I George finished his schooling on rain. II vidual instruction will be stressed,
and USS and has had I Jeep-jockey Joe Harris display- ARE PRINTEDON 14
Ranger this station less than a year ago. (QUESTIONS classes will be limited to men.
varied experiences both at sea and Since then he has become a skilled s ing the versatility Marine by beating a drumin PAGE 3), The first "students" will be BM2c.
Student Band and
ashore during the present war I aerial gunner and has piled up sev- ( ) I 1. The Pacific Ocean is larger. coxswains and Sic who have made
in the
once beating an opponent
Assisting Admiral McFall in his eral hundred hours as first radio- boxing ring Keyboard Corp. (Pacific 68,634,000 sq miles; world their present rates while attachedto
direction of operational training is man in his Liberator Don Sebastion countingthe land area 57510.000 sq. miles). NA TTC.
a battlewise staff of combat vet-I George; is proud of his Liberator 'till he's back at the auditorium days I 2. Baseball, swimming and bil- Students and instructors alike

erans. Heading this group as chief I duty. "I woul n't want to trade console His popular pie-pic- liards. I will continue their regular duties
of staff is Capt. Herbert S. Duck- I jobs with any other man in the I ture concerts have been missed I 3. Maine by New Hampshire. while taking the course. All equipment

worth, former air officer of the Navy," he stated. "I know that since the auditorium closed for re 4. March 3, 1931. r and facilities being used have
carrier USS 'Lexington, and veteran my crewmates depend on me to pairs.I :5. True been obtained from the various

of the battle of the Coral Sea' do my part in keeping the plane I Prior to the recent first aid 6. Tom Thomb, PussinBootsand schools at NATTC with improvu-

and raids on Marcus and Wake'' operating as much as I depend on exam in the NCO School MTSgts Jack, who raised the great ion wherever necessary to make

Islands I them, and it makes me feel as Ford and Cooley forcefully informed beanstalk the course as practical, instructiveand
An Annapolis officer, Capt though I'll really be helping to win their students that every word 7. Sextuplets. I interesting as possible. LIb.
Duckworth added flight training to the war when we get out there." including "sulfanilamide," would 8. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, eral use is being made of training

his naval education in 1925 and I George enjoyed the unexpected have to be letter perfect The Gen. George C. Marshall, Gen. Hen- posters and films.

joined the famous High Hat squadron I opportunity Of visiting his old I MT Sergeants' statement to the ry H Arnold Gen. Malin Craig, : Upon completion of the course,

on the USS Saratoga Since school. He has a younger brother, I press, following the grading of test and Gen. Douglas MacArthur. ,written and practical exam:- atiGI\

then he has served in high posi- Clifford George, ARM3c, who is a papers, was brief and to the point I 9. Galileo, Erasmus and Coper- will be given the students and the .
tions aboard the USS Arkansas I radio school instructor here Said they in unison: "Conni- nicus. 'marks: entered into service record : '

USS Langley USS Idaho USS I --v ---- dentlally, these men SPELL'What ]0. No.Editor's. : as the practical factor for advance

Ranger, a converted carrier and Coleman Is LaudedFor No Com ilia.", Sign in civilian ( Note: Question No. 8 in ed ratings in the case of Sic taking
the "Lex" For his services aboard'' mess hall: "Mess men will last week's quiz asked "what is the the course. As each class completes -

the Lex, Capt. Duckworth holds a I Splendid Work wear whites when serving meals difference between an aircraft I the 26 period course, new!
letter of commendation from the with hats on" Harold Adler wing and an aircraft group ?" Due students of S2c and Sic ratings
Secretary of the Navy and two I William L Coleman, Master Mechanic Jr. Y3c, was due to get married to a typographical mistake the who have clear records and tlu

commendatory citations from his Assembly and Repair De- early this month He decidedto I answer was not complete. It should necessary time can begin their instruction

task force commander. | partment aboard this Station was have a final fling the night be- have read "an aircraft wing con- Satisfactory completionof

Another experienced combat vet- I recently the recipient of a letterof fore the big day He had the sists of two or more aircraft the course by S2c and Sic will

Bran on NAOTC's staff is Comdr. 'i commendation from Captain Ar- fling and woke up hours past the groups; an aircraft group consists : automatically qualify the graduates -

John S. Thach training officer, i thur Gavin, former commandant. wedding time Adler still is.. of two or more squadrons of air- for the next higher rate.
who is responsible for keeping the I I This letter, dated 14 April, read: single Bks 2 has a novel way raft." As additional gear and equipment .

Navy's tactical syllabus abreast of I I "As Commandant of this station it of getting the fellows up in the ---- -- t are obtained, it is plannedto
developments in the war theaters. I gives me a great deal of pleasureto morning After the usual rev- I aid additional subjects to the

Although recognized as one of the commend you on the outstand- eille record, what blares! out but' Red Cross Donations course and also furnish Instructionin

most fearless of combat fliers, I performance of your duties in this terrific jive record Very the use of the boatswain's pipe

Comdr. Thach, winner of two Navy the Engine Overhaul Division of effective, says the M. A. I' Reach Total $20,785 for men with coxswain and BM

Crosses, the Distinguished Service the Assembly and Repair Department Boo. Section of R-t 1 had a big ratings
You have demonstrated
Medal and a special letter of commendation a scare its first day in the barracks Contributions to the AmericanRed -t?s
from the commander- high sense of devotion to duty in It seems this particular sec- Cross, from the campaign recently
in-Chief of the Pacific fleet is best carrying out your assignment and tion happened to share the wing closed on this Station, Navy War Bond Total

known for his tactical developments your work has been well and cheer- with R-26 The latter crew, a reached the total of $$20,785 according Is Over $500,000,000War

In this field are his famous fully done. salty bunch decided to put on a to a report filed by Ralph

"Thach Weave" method of "This official will record be made," a part of show for the newcomers When Studebaker, field director I bond purchases amounting _

attack and his organization of your the new arrivals walked in, what -- ----- to $46.036,481 in March by Navy

lighter planes Into combat teams; did they see but code daffy fellows a quart in a raffle In town (I personnel pushed the total, for

Comdr. Thach also a former LOST sitting on top of the lockers, in' Millet of R-13 is his home state bonds purchased by them since

member of the Saratoga's High Air Fore Bombardier wings large the GI caus. screaming and yell roller skating champ Now helot the inauguration of the bond pro-

Hat squadron, graduated from the I, type lost )with sterling those) wings silver.01 Half they my were heart fiat ing; IMI'a and code at the top of hoping for the chance to enter gram in October, 1911, to $''j12.- I

Naval Academy in 1927 and won one presented son when he lecHved their lungs It's really not that the national champ tourney I 700115. Sale in March 1913, were
hi- wings at Pensacola. his commission Please return them bad, guys See you next week 'til then $17,759,915.

Working under this leadershipAre I and( receive Bennett suitable I'ltoiia reward 2-0311, J-II A&R IIo'ontlliln : /' I Alexander: of R-2 had plenty of remember that the average sailor JI j --tSe.d -- r

scores of other former combat Shop 3TA, pals the other night when he won ii just a dm. fool j the ire, "tr dews llowet
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