Station Celebrates Second Anniversary 24 November
The BU CCANEERI
U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION
VOL. 1 NO. 15
VERO BEACH, FLORIDA,
NOVEMBER 16, 1944
NAS BACK TO NORMAL AS RAIDER 'INVASION' IS ENDED
GREAT STRIDES MADE Jap Say, "Remem
Lt. R. H. SIMMONS As Two NAS Aluml
To the officers and men who
have come to Vero Beach within
the past few months, probably it GOld Leaf Season Opens;
will seem inconceivable that only
two years ago this base was pretty Nine Bl s ber
much a sand heap, with actually no Nine BlOssoms Observed
building completed and the only
road running from the gate a New Englanders who corn-
short distance past the Ad build- plained this year about missing
ing. There are still a great many the brilliant Fall colors of
men aboard however, W'ho can re- their. up-East foliage, were i
member the race between Daytona made to forget nature's won-
Beach and Vero Beach to see derment by the dazzling gold
which one could get commissioned leaf display which hit (he .ta- -f
first and receive the SBD's for tion Monday.
training purposes. Daytona Beach From the hangar to the
won the race, but Vero was cor- shores of Ft. Pierce, and from
missioned shortly thereafter on 24 all the Administration Build-
November- ing to the BOQ, the gold leaves
That morning, Admiral A. B. blossomed in all their glisten-
Cook, USN, with his staff, arrived ing glory.
by plane from Jacksonville. The The display had its roots in
commissioning ceremonies were the Selection Board in Wash-
held at 11:25, at Which time ington. After 25 months, or
Comdr. H. L. Young, *USN, was more, of garden-variety, dou-
appointed Commanding Officer. ble-barred existence, the fol-
The task of the staff personnel at lowing nine officers put on the
that time was to rush the con- lo ing o
struction and installation to as blooming sh Baxter M.
early a completion date as pos- Haynes, USNR; Lt. Comdr.
s ible.n S d John S. Hill, USN; Lt. Comdr.
Construction Speeded Robert C Corlett, USN; Lt.
Early in December, Lt. J. D. Robert C. Corlett, USN; Lt.,
Blitch, USN, and Lt. T. F. Cald- Comdr. Herbert G. Macintosh,
well, Jr., USN, reported aboard to USNR; Lt. Comdr. William S.
form a nucleus of the Aviation Smith, USNR; Lt. Comdr. Ar-
Training personnel. Construction thur E. Tanner, USNR; Lt.
proceeded at a great pace, concen- Comdr. Karl E. Reed, USNR;
treating on those buildings which Lt. Comdr, James M. Brown,
would be needed urgently before USNR; and Lt. Comdr. Robert
the training program could be put L. Howard, USNR.
(Continued on Page 5)
'PEARL HARBOR WAR BOND QUOTA IS $54,000;
'VERO VICTORY GIRL' TO BE ELECTED IN CAMPAIGN
SThe Pearl Harbor Day War Bond committee, "and we are con-
Bond Campaign, to be conducted fident that with the great in-
aboard from 1 December to 8 De- crease in personnel we will meet
member, will endeavor to meet an the Pearl Harbor Day figures."
ambitious goal of $54,000 in A meeting of the committee,
extra cash sales. appointed by Capt. Peck, is being
"We nearly doubled our $35,000 held today at 1400 in the Admin-
quota in the July 4th Campaign," istration Building.
,said Chairman C. E. Smith of the (Continued on Page 6)
ber Vero Beach,/'
ni Sink Yamato
Lt. Comdr. Downing And
J. L. Carver, ARM2c
Two former members of the
:omplement of NAS Vero Beach
teamed up recently to aid in sink-
ng Japan's newest and fastest
battleship, the Yamato, in the his-
toric Philippines Naval battle
fought three weeks'lgo------
The pair included Lt. Comdr.
Arthur L. Downing, USNR, who
dropped the string of bombs on the
Jap battlewagon during the sea
fight, and ARM2c Johfi L. Carver,
who recorded the scene on the
Official credit for the kill was
delayed for security reasons, but
Carver's pictures of the American
bombs hitting the battleship are
(Continued on Page 8)
287 Raiders Captured;
'Success,' Say Both Sides
"Raider-huntin'" is no longer
the order of the day, as the last
of Ft. Pierce's harassed Scouts
and Raiders returned to their
home base after a week-long in-
vasion of Vero, while the Marines
and station guards caught up on
The operations, conducted Mon-
day through Saturday of last week,
were deemed "successful" from
both viewpoints by observers, with
attackers and defenders coming in
for their share of praise.
---&. .&~u tures were
made by Vero-ites during the weekl
with 15 or 20 'doubtfuls' swelling
the unofficial total to over 300.
Texas Marine Sgt. J. D. Shelby
copped the $5 prize for capturing
28 disgruntled invaders.
Coast Guard Hospitality
Station Coastguardsmen, believ-
ing in vaunted Southern hospital-
ity, posted signs along the fences
reading, "If you are ashamed to
(Continued on Page 6)
4 ~ ^"
WINNERS OF AIR MEDAL
First Lieuts. L. S. Stephenson and M. T. Bridges, USMCR
(See story on Page 4)
PAGE TWO THE BUCCANEER NOVEMBER 16, 1944
UNITED STATES NAVAL AIR STATION
Vero. Beach, Florida
An Activity Of The Naval Air Operational Training Command
VOL. 1 NO. 15 VERO BEACH, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 16, 1944
COMMANDING OFFICER .----..--....... ----.----------...-- CAPT. E. R. PECK, USN
SUPT. AVIATION TRAINING ---.-- .-..--.--- ------- COMDR. R. E. HARMER, USN
EXECUTIVE OFFICER ---....----.-- LT. COMDR. BAxTER M. HAYNES, USNR
IN CHARGE OF PUBLICATION '....----.....--------LT. R. A. BENJAMIN, USNR
MANAGING EDITOR -------.--..............--------J. R. BALDWIN, RdMse, USNR
FEATURE EDITOR -.......-.--... ----.... -------SALLY JACKMAN, S2c, USNR
SPORTS'EDITORS -..... ..--- ............. HARRY "POP" BELL, CSp(D)USCG
P. E. TEHANEY, S2c, USNR
AMUSEMENT EDITOR .-...-..-......-- ....,W. E. PENTECOST, Sac, USNR
DEPARTMENT EDITOR -,.- ............---. -....-- OLIN TICE, S2c, USNR
"INQUIRING REPORTER" ..... ...------.----.-- JEAN SPOON, Sp(T)2c, USNR
COPY EDTIOR _.. ....--- ---...--.. ----------.......E. C. WHITEHEAD, Ylc, USNR
ADVIsoR ON PHOTOGRAPHY -........----...--- ... ENS. M. E. GROSS, USNR
MARJORIE THOMSEN, Sp Ic r JACK LAWSON, S2c
PFC J. E. CRACRAFT, USMCR DOROTHY BUCK, S2c
HARRIET ROBERTS, Sp (Y) 3c T. J. WHITTAKER, RdMsc
The Buccaneer is published without cost to the U. S. Government and is
distributed free to all hands aboard the Naval Air Station, Vero Beach.
This is not an official Navy Department publication and no article
contained herein should be construed as representing the opinion of the
Navy Department. This paper is printed in the interest of the station
personnel and will welcome all contributions and criticisms from mem-
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material. The republication of credited matter is prohibited without
permission of CNS, 205 E. ,4 St. N. Y. C. 17.
THE RIPE OLD AGE OF TWO
We're two big, strapping years old next Friday, 24 No-
vember! Only those who have been here from the start, whc
_h e 3ee ...... t.....-'" pla*t literally spring
from the bare Florida sands, can fully appreciate the record
of ingenious planning and construction involved.
These have been two active, encouraging years, with
their share of disappointments and triumphs, as a glance at
Lt. Simmons' brief historical review on page 1 will reveal.
Yet the overall picture is a bright one. At the ripe old
age of two, NAS Vero Beach should be in the groove on its
appointed task: Turning out pilots that will conclusively
blast the Japs out of their misguided place in the sun,
We've got a mission for Birthday No. 3. Let's work as
if we were bound to the theory that NAS Vero can celebrate
24 November 1945 hs a peace-time station.
HEEDING THE "WORD"
There isn't an officer on the station who enjoys putting
a man on report for what seems to be a picayunish violation.
Yet, it's his duty to report, just as much as it's your duty to
adhere to the rules.
We've all got the "word." The "word" on squared hats.
The "word" on saluting. The "word," on proper uniform.
The "word" on courtesy at the movie theatre. Plus a score
of other assorted "words."
It's an old Navy custom to heed the "word." Why not
make it unnecessary for an officer to wrestle with his con-
science, by playing the game according to the rules.
VERO IN THE PACIFIC
The brilliant achievements of Lt. Comdr. Arthur L.
Downing and John L. Carver, ARM2c, (see page 1). both
former Vero-men, should be a source of pride to all hands
We'll be hearing more and more of outstanding achieve-
ments in the Pacific by Vero alumni. The Navy has pinned
a large part of its night fighter hopes on men trained here.
Already, there's a record to be proud of. Already, there's
a reputation to be upheld.
Services in the Chapel on Sunday
100o' Catholic Mass
1100 Protestant Service
By Chaplain W. 0. Lowden
Perhaps it-will not seem much
like the traditional Thanksgiving
next Thursday. Most of us will be
working as though it were just
another day. But if we could go
back to the original idea of the
day, it would still be possible to
make a fitting celebration of the
holiday. The day was not set aside
for turkeys, football games, feasts
or things of that sort. It was set
aside as a time for being thankful.
That part of the celebration can
always be observed. There are so
are given to us
which we never are
Grateful for, that
it is well for us to
set aside a special
time for gratitude.
should concern our
( Inquiring Reporter
By Jean Spoon, Sp(t)2c
QUESTON: What are the quali-
ties you look for in a date?
Red Nelson, AMMle: "She must
be as willing to spend money on
me as she expects me to be to
spend it on her."
R. D. Timson, Sp(T)3c: "Good
company, good personality and con-
genial and like to have a good time
- like I do."
Otis Taylor, AEM2c: "Pulchri-
tude is unimportant. She must be
intelligent and have a good per-
Al Lowry, PoM2c: "Don't dare
say. My wife would murder me!"
Wally Schism, PoM2c: (A slight
Byron Bourne, ARM3c: "Neat
and tidy in appearance. Aw, she
just has to appeal to me,"
Art Seppi, AEM3c: 'Good look-
ing, good dancer, congenial."
Gordon Banker, Sp(G)3c: "Tell
", gratitude to others "Curly" B'urtis, SAD3c: "She
S' and our gratitude must be my wife."
r to God. While you Gordon Banker, Sp(G)3c: "Must
Shave been away be down to earth and sensible but
from home there fun. 'Must have either brown or
Chapl iwdan re people who brunette hair with brown eyes, pre-
have done a lot for you. Perhaps ferably. Must be between 5' 4" -
your parents or your brothers and 5' 7", 110 to 130 lbs. according to
sisters have sent you things you her height. No need to be beautiful
needed, Maybe a friend has written but must be attractive and neat.
faithfully to you. Perhaps some- She should be feminine yet wear
one you have left at home has done the least possible make-up to make
a lot of your work for you. Now her attractive and appealing. (P.S.
is a good time to sit down and Frankly, I don't date often.)
write them a letter telling them Dave Powell, SAD2c: "She must
how grateful you are for their help. be between 5' and 6', aged from 18
Maybe there has been a person or to 35, and resemble a woman."
family here in Vero Beach who has (ED. Note When asking this
been of special help to you. Here week's question, the victims had to
is another chance to show your be hurriedly informed that this in-
gratitude. If you look around at formation was being gathered for
the people who have done some- publication. They would then stop,
thing for your life, you may be reconsider, and give me a new
amazed to find that you have never answer.)
really thanked them for what they
have done. This Thanksgiving sea-l
son is just the time to express how Town "Social Hours
you feel. Held Sunday Nights
But there is a deeper need of
giving thanks in most of us. We go Each week, following regular
through life day after day receiv- evening services, the various town
ing great gifts from God and fail churches put on "Social Hours." As
to.even mention our gratitude for a rule the Social Hour is held in
them. It is only by His mercies that a different church. Many are at-
we exist, and yet most of us go tending these socials regularly.
through life as though we had The chief aim of these social
never been given anything. events is Fellowship. The idea is to
Do you see now why this busi- get servicemen better acquainted
ness of giving thanks isn't such a with each other and in return, it
bad idea? Some of the other things also gives us a chance to get ac-
connected with Thanksgiving may quainted with the residents of Vero
be lacking this year, but we can Beach.
still be thankful and there are Hymn singing, solos and instru-
a lot of things in your life to be mental numbers feature each ses-
thankful for! sion. At the close of the function,
light refreshments are served. All
"It is a time that calls for all servicemen are cordially invited to
we have to increase the power of these socials.
our blows, for only by so doing
can we hasten the final surrender."
ADMIRAL STARK. Do double duty, buy War Bonds.
NOVEMBER 16, 1944
NOVEMBER 16. 1944
Catholic Chaplain To Hold Behind the Scenes
At NAS, Vero Beach
Sunday Marres In Chapel At NAS, Vero Beach
unday asses ap'GUNAIRSTRUCTOS' TEACH PILOTS
One of the most welcome pieces P
of news for Catholic men and wo- '" -- -
men aboard this station is the I. .''
announcement that beginning 26
November, a Navy chaplain will -/
hold Mass each Sunday in the
Arrangements have been made
with the Chaplain's Department at
the Amphibious Training Base in
Fort Pierce to supply us with a
Navy chaplain wvno will conduct
services on Sundays and counsel
and hear confessions on Thursdays
in the chapel. There has never
been a Catholic chaplain stationed
here, so this new move is viewed
as a big step in the spiritual life
of the men on the station.
The faithfulness of Father
Mullaly, civilian priest from St.
Helen's Church, is spoken of by
many Catholic worshippers. When
the station was first commissioned,
Father Mullaly held services long
before the present chapel was
reacted From then until now, he "Behind the Scenes" shows you the shooting room of Lt. Comdr.
has held Mass on Sundays andi E.D. Williams' Ground Training Building, where fighter pilots
available for consultation and help 'fire" millions of rounds against realistically synthetic Jap planes.
He will still be the one to con- At the right are shown an SAD manning the fighter plane while an
sult in matters of marriage, the instructor takes the controls of the "enemy" plane.
Church and in cases of emergency. Millions of rounds of ammuni- known actually to get airsick in
.h hne change which will be made tio have been 'fired' and literally the trainer. In such cases the
with the 'iew assignment is the thousands of Jap planes have beest clean-up problem is-literally in the
switching of the hours of worship. 'shot down' right here at Vero in hands of the pilot.
Beginning Sunday, the 26th, the the past year and a half. On the same screen is projected
Catholic Service will be, at 1000 American fighter aces have been a picture of an enemy plane. Bur-
and the Protestant Service will fol- made-potentially-but no medals tis, at the forward controls, can
low at 1100. All hands should have been awarded here for their climb, dive and turn the meatball
keep this change in mind to avoid sensational feats. as well as change its relative po-
confusion. It's all happened in three Gun- sition from a dead tail-on shot to
It should also be remembered airstructors in the Ground Train- one almost abeam.
that the Catholis chaplain u e ing Building. Hundreds of fight- Koelsch's problem, in the. fight-
days for consultation and confes- er pilots have spent thousands of er, is to get on the Jap's tail and
son. Chaplain Lowden will still hours in these ultra-realistic fixed close in to firing range-calculate
i on. Ca plan Lowen wll sllgunnery trainers under the ef- his lead-and press the trigger.
take care of any of your problems;cient instruction of AOM's andW
which deal with your relationship ficient instruction of AOM's and When that happens, the chatter of -
to this station or having to do with'Sp (G)'s from the ground train- his guns crescendos above the 5 OF]
Navy Relief. All Catholic men and ing division. roar of his plane and if he gets I
women should take every advant- In the picture at the right J. R. 'hits' on the target the target TO
age of this opportunity of having oell, SAD3c, is pointing out the turns red to indicate a kill.
a Naval chaplain to minister to correct point of aim to SAD3, Can Be Tough Five
them C. W. Koelsch, while D. E. Burtis,
them. SAD3c. its in the instructor's cock- All fixed gunnery problems recently
man is not old when his hair is it and controls the 'enemy' speed, firing angle, deflection, line ments f
A man is not old when his hair is of flight-are tied into the oper-
plane. ., .. 1 ,., io ;n the the regt
A man is not old when his teeth
But he's well on the way to eternal
When his head makes a date his
body can't keep.
A modest girl never pursues a
man. A mouse trap never pursues
a mouse, either.
Love's like an onion
You taste with delight
Then wonder forever
Just what made you bite.
"I'm Gladys Zell."
"So am I. Have a seat."
Vero-based officers have
received their appoint-
rom the Naval reserve to
ular Navy. One Marine of-
"Fly The Planes" Gunir, and the instructor can ficer has been appointed to the
Complicated control cables, elec- make it easy or tough for the stu- regular Marine Corps.
tronic relays, film projectors, and dent pilot to score by the way he The newly-appointed USN offi-
mirrors help Burtis and Koelsch controls the enemy plane. cers are Lt. Comdr, M. P. Mac-
'fly' the fighter and target planes. Dogfights are fun but not con- Nair, Lt. Clayton E. Fisher, Lt.
From Koelsch's seat in the ducive to efficient training, so E. D. Johnson, Jr., Lt. G. A. Sund-
cockpit, he view's sky, earth, and the instructor follows a carefully- quist, Jr., and Lt. M. H. Bell. New-
clouds on a screen a dozen feet in planned syllabus as he takes each est USMC is First Lt. R. W. Lowe.
front of the plane he controls. As fighter through his training. A
he moves stick and rudder the few months ago a Saturday Eve- from the fleet have shown great
vista before him moves, just as it ning Post writer built a short story surprise at the reality of the il-
would move relative to him if he around a grudge dogfight between lusion they find in the trainer.
were actually flying a fighter high two' hot pilots in a Gunair, but his Gunair instructors at Vero feel no
over a South Pacific island: When results were disappointingly incon- qualms about their place at the
he noses up, the clouds drop be- elusive. controls of jalopy target planes
low; a kick on right rudder moves Most pilots are enthusiastic and they'll go on making good
his horizon to the left--all so real- about the training they get in the gunners better gunners as long as
istically that good pilots have been Gunair and many of them back NAS Vero trains fighters.
NOVEMBER 16 1944
Air Medals Awarded
To Two Marine Fliers
On 6 November the coveted Air
Medal was awarded to First Lts.
Lyle S. Stephenson and Mercer T.
Bridges, USMCR for meritorious
achievement while participating in
aerial flight as pilots attached to
a Marine night fighter squadron.
Lt. Stephenson, who enlisted in
the Marine Corps in June, 1942,
was commissioned in April of
1943. He gained his present rank
in October of that year and was
assigned to the Marine night fight-
er squadron in the South Pacific
area. During the period from 21
February to 18 June. 1944, he took
part in twenty-seven night bomb-
ing missions over Jap-held terri-
t o r y, frequently encountering
heavy anti-aircraft fire.
On the nights of 9 and 29 June,
despite anti-aircraft fire which
damaged his plane, he completed
his patrol and returned safely to
On 11 May, he assumed patrol
over a fleet of motor torpedo boatsi
conducting anti-barrage operations
and prevented further attacks by
an enemy plane whcih had been
harrassing the small craft.
Lt. Bridges enlisted in June,
1942, and was commissioned in
April of the following year. He
was then attache to the Marine
. 'in Kit iglhfertfi^ 'n-, operating
in the Bismarck Archipelago area.
During the period from 22 Febru-
ary to 15 June of this year, Lt.
Bridges conducted numerous mis-
sions over the heavily fortified
Jap installations at Rabaul, New
On 13 June, while patrolling at
a low altitude over the Rabaul
area, he was subjected to intense
anti-aircraft fire from a heavily
fortified position. He attacked
the gun emplacement and by ac-
curate fire, silenced the battery.
Their citations concluded by
saying "Lts. Stephenson and
Bridges' skillful airmanship and
courageous conduct contributed
immeasurably to the success of all
missions" carried out in this
My parents taught me not to
smoke: I don't.
Nor listen to a dirty joke: I don't
They made it clear that I must
At pretty girls, nor even think
About intoxicating drink: I
To sow "wild oats" is very wrong;
Wild youths chase women, wine
and song, I don't.
I don't kiss girls, not a single one,
I don't know even how it's done,
You'd think that I wouldn't have
much fun: I don't.
His ma was Irish and proud of
it. His pa was Scotch and fond
of it. -. I
NEW PERSONNEL OFFICE LEADERS
S"." -'. ._ . .
Lt. Comdr. H. G. Macintosh, newly appointed station Personnel
Officer, right, and Lt. (jg) G. F. Ronan, assistant, left, are shown
above as they took over the job of guiding station enlisted personnel.
Lt. Comdr. Macintosh took over the job when Lt. R. E. Robinson
was detached from the station's complement.
By T. J. Whittaker, RoMSc Gilbert and Marshall campaign.
Lt. Comdr. H. G. Macintosh, for- After this extensive tour of duty,
merely of Air Control department, he was finally sent back to the
was appointed new station person- United States for leave and "re-
nel officer on 2 Nov., replacing rehabilitation "
Lt. R. E. Robinson, who was or- Assistant to Lt. Comdr. MacIn-
dered to ACI training at Quonset tosh is Lt. (jg) Gerald F. Ronan, a
Point, R. I., after serving as per- graduate of the Navy' school of
sonnel officer for a short time. "hardknocks." He entered the Navy
Lt. Comdr. Macintosh, who re- in 1930, after resigning his posi-
ported aboard NAS' Vero on 13 tion as superintendent of a nation-
Aug. 1944 served as administrative ally known storage firm in Michi-
officer of Air Control until his re- gan, and was soon striking as yeo-
cent appointment. His assistant is man at. the Puget Sound Navy
Lieut. (jg) Gerald F. Ronan, a Yard.
veteran of sixteen years in the Having served a year at Puget,
Navy. the now third class yeoman report-
A major in the school of Busi- ed aboard the USS Tennessee for
ness Administration at Columbia temporary duty. He soon received
university, Lt. Comdr. MacIntosh orders to proceed to the USS Me-
served as controller and office dussa for duty not temporary
manager of Stern Brothers, a New duty; he was aboard the Medussa
York City firm until his entrance for five years!
into the Navy in April 1942. Three Years at Pearl
Upon completion of his indoc- During the ensuing three-year
trination course at the Quonset period from 1937 to 1940, Lt. Ro-
Point Naval Air Station, he was nan was based at NAS Pearl Har-
assigned to Patrol Squadron 13 bor where he secured his second
then based at San Diego, Califor- class and then later his first class
nit where his duties were those yeoman rate.
of an operations and materiel of- Kaneohe Bay was Lt. Ronan's
ficer. next port of duty and it was here
To Air Wing in Hawaii that he attained his chief rating
In Jan. 1943 Lt. Comdr. MacIn- and shortly afterward, in October
tosh was transferred to Headquar- 1941, he made warrant officer. He
ters Squadron Fleet Air Wing 2, was at Kaneohe Bay when it was
in Hawaii. It was here that he commissioned and was still serving
served as maintenance duty officer, actively when it was attacked by
Shortly afterward, in June, he the Japs in December of the same
joined the Patrol Aircraft Service year.
Unit on Canton Island, as officer- After living through the horrors
in-charge, of Kaneohe Bay battle, he was or-
His duty here, too, was short- dered to the USS Prince William
lived and in October he was as- and was aboard this craft when it
signed once again to his first love was commissioned in April 1943.
- Patrol Squadron 13 as op- While aboard the Prince William,
rations officer. But he soon after- Lt. Ronan served as personnel of-
wards became attached to the ti- ficer and ships clerk. It was while
tanic forces that performed in the aboard the Prince that he reached
NOVEMBER 16, 1944
1 and 2 November 1944
The following named personnel were
advanced in rating as indicated on 1 No.
To Sic Anderson, C. F.: Beasley. S.
(n) : Dyess J. B.; Ervin, E. S. ; Kerr, G.
Y.: Martin. T. S.; Neidlinger. F. B.:
Roney, W, V.; Smith, C. P.: Wallace. J.
E.: Perkins, R. M. ; Smith. W. G.
To VCox (T) Touchstone, R. B.: Schill-
ing. A. G.
To BM2e(T) Clayton J. E.
To BMlc(T) -. Gover. L. M.
To Fie Ballew, A. D. Panzer. L. R.
To EMlc(T) HAssler. C. W.
RdM2cIT) Heath. R. G.; Dry-
ma ski, E. T.: Martin, J. O.; Eldridge. K.
To SF2c(T) Johanson. C. E.: Me-
Monigle C. W.
To Jtr3c(T) Venetianer. M. R.
To MoMM3c(T) Martinson. W. H. :
Petty. J. C. ; Taylor. T. A.; Ness. G. R.
To AEM2e(T) Auer. T. E.
To AEM3c(T) Lewi J. R.
To ARTlc(T) Hart, W. J.: Wilkin-
son, R. S.
To ARTSc(TT Burke, J. D.; Gill. J.
A.; Hough. W. E.: Taaffe. G. R.
To ARMIc(T) Calvetti. L. (n).
To SKV2c(T) Greenan, H. A.
To AOMlc(T) Mackey. J. A.
To AMMlc(T) -- Nocks. C. H.; Powers.
R. F.: ; Young. E. F,
To Sp(T)(LT)3c(T) -,- Timson, R. D.
To SK3c(T) -- MeCambell. V. R.
To Y3c(T) O'Brien. J. J.
To PhM2e(T) Quinn. F. G.
To PhM3c(T) Biondollllo, R. J.:
Boykin. M. J.; Thompson. M. J.
To SClc(T) Fuhrman. W. A.
To SCic(T) Heath, D. F.; Heath. D,
To S -Gc(T) Whitesde.'C. E.
To StcT)i .- Hollimon. A. L.
To Ck2c(T) Oliver. L. D.
The following named personnel were
advanced in rating as indicated on 2 No-
To SKVlc(T) Durhamt G. C.
To ARM3c(T) Gay. D. W.
To StMIc(T) Green. J. B.; Pyous.
J. E.: Richard. (n): Vn Riser. P.
(n); Lowe. L. W, :Young. W. X.
SALT fND PEPPER
This week's daffynition of a
first class petty officer:-A mo-
bile unit consisting of a one-
cylinder mind and a two legged
chassis, propelled by three stripes.
A Chief went into a bar, ordered
a Martini, drank it, chewed up
the bowl of the glass and threw
the stem over his shoulder. He con-
tinued this for about six rounds,
then noticed the bartender staring
"Guess you think I'm crazy," he
"1 sure do, the bartender replied.
The stems are the best part."
WHICH IS CORRECT?
"Woman-without her man is
Woman without her, man is
"My new boyfriend is like the
fourth man in a conga line.
"You know one, two, three,
the rank of Ensign.
The now very deserved Ensign
Ronan, was soon headed for NAS
Vero Beach where he reported for
duty in October 1944 and shortly
afterward, on 1 November, he at-
tained the rank of Lt. (jg).
NOVEMBER 16, 1944 THE BC
Great Strides Made
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into full swing.
It was learned that the aircraft
which would be assigned to us for
training purposes would be the
new Brewster dive bomber, the
SR2A. This news buoyed the
spirits of the personnel as we all
had great hopes that this new
plane more forceful, heavier and
capable of carrying greater loads
than any other dive bomber which
had been used in the fleet. Our
staff of instructors trickled in and
as they arrived we all felt most
fortunate in knowing that we were
getting the cream of the Navy's
fleet experienced dive. bomber
In the month of January 1943,
a crew of men left for Johnsville,
Pa., to be trained in the mainten-
ance of this new plant at the
Brewster plant. Shortly thereafter,
the first planes arrived and with
them on the 22nd of January
1943, our first students reported
aboard. There whs considerable
excitement at this time over the
fact that we were actually to be-
gin operations. With the Aviation
Training Department under Lt.
Caldwell, the Ground Training De-
partment under Lt. Williams, we
got under way with a training
program that seemed to us at that
time very thorough and compre-
hensive, but when We think back,
comparing it with our present-day
activities, it seems like "small-
Planes Cause Delay
It was not long before difficul-
ties with the Brewster plane be-
came apparent and the program
experienced protracted del a y .
Finally, in March, 1943 training
eased and our students and many
of our instructors were transferred
to Daytona Beach to complete
training. This marked as low an
ebb in the station's history as we
have ever known. We then re-
ceived word that many improve-
ments had been made in the Bucca-
neer and again we were keyed up
and felt that we would take our
place in the major league of train-
ing stations. Students began to
arrive during April 1943 and our
instructors returned from Daytona
Beach to help us recommence our
Shortly after that, our aircrew-
men reported, first Navy, later
Marines. Ens. Naglee took charge
of these groups. The men were
trained as rear-seat men handling
both radio and free-gunnery. This
type of training continued for
many months, hampered by diffi-
culties with the Brewster plane.
There were times when SBD's
were brought in from other sta-
tions to bolster our training fleet
as the Buccaneer was grounded.
Change In Command
In July of 1943, we had our,
Ft. Lauderdale CO Thanks
Vero for Evacuation Help
Commending the officers and
men of this station for their "effi-
cient and courteous" manner, Capt.
L. E. French, USN, Commanding
Officer of-NAS Ft. Lauderdale,
extended his written appreciation
for this station's assistance during
the recent hurricane fly-away.
Capt. French thanked Capt. Peck
for "the service extended in re-
ceiving and caring for evacuated
aircraft and personnel from this
station at the time of the hurricane
threat on 18 and 19 October."
first change in command When
Momdr. D. T. Day, on the 28th of
that month, relieved Comdr. H. L.
Young. July 1943 also marked
the arrival of our first Wave, En-
sign Sara L. Casey, who has since
been transferred. It was also at
that time that we had the pleasure
of getting a squadron of British
students who reported here for
dive bomber instruction under the
supervision of Squadron Com-
mander R o b i n Grant-Sturgess
RNVR. These men remained with
us until the end of September of
that year when they departed for
In August 1943, we received
aboard a group of some bewilder-
ed individuals who were to under-
go what was known as Tarmac
training. Ens. Naglee also took
these boys under his wing and be-
came known mong his "children"
as "Mother Naglee." These lads
remained here until Dec. 1943
Scuttlebutt Was rampant toward
the end of 1943, some saying that
we would all be transferred to Mi-
ami and others telling us that we
would become a fighter base. But
in December Lt. Col. G. M. Mor-
row, USMC and Lt. Comdr. G. H
Carter, USN, reported for duty in
connection with the changing of
our activities to fighter rather
than dive-bomber training. We
were further cheered when we
heard that we would receive the
then fabulous F6F Grumman Hell-
cat. The appearance of Col. Mor-
row gave rise to considerable more
scuttlebutt which resolved in the
conclusion that we would train
night fighters as well as day fight-
ers. Our program got underway
very rapidly and has constantly
expanded so that now our station
is larger and more extensive than
it has ever been. We continued
the training of day fighters in the
F6F until a short time ago and
are continuing the training of
night fighters. This specialized
type of training has necessitataed
a great deal of additional con-
struction work and additional per-
Air Control Center
In April of this year, one after-
noon a whole convoy of equipment
NOVEMBER 16, 1944
JCCANEER PAGE FIVE
NAVAL ACADEMY APPOINTMENT OPEN;
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED BY 20 NOVEMBER
28 Fort Pierce Raiders Applications for entrance to the
Naval Academy are now being ac-
Snagged by Texas Marine cepted by the station Education
Office, during the period 15 to 20
November. Applications will be
A Marine on horseback, accepted at that time, although
Corp. J. D. Shelby from way actual entrance examinations will
down in the heart of, snagged not begin until 18 April 1945.
28 prisoners during last week's Only enlisted men "of outstand-
"Invasion" to run away with ing caliber and sufficient academic
top honors and the five dollar background" may qualify, a Bu-
award put up by Welfare for Pers letter to Lt. G. E. Rainge,
the champion raider-catcher. Educational officer, stated. Men
Giving most of the credit who are selected will be ordered to
(but none of the cash) to the the Naval Academy Preparatory
horse, "Dixon," Corp. Shelby School at Bainbridge, Md., as a
did his raider-catching in his special school detail for a "short,
spare time. His regular duties intensive course to prepare for the
are with the Sergeant of the Naval Academy entrance examina-
Guard, and he went after the tion."
invaders as an after-hours ac- Requirements for applicants are
tivity. set forth as follows:
"That horse was just like a () Must be of officer caliber.
pointer," Corp. Shelby admit- (2) Must be a citiden of the
ted. "He'd sniff a raider hiding United States.
in the brush and we'd high- (3) Must have entered the serv-
tail over to investigate, We ice on active duty on or before 1
got most of them at night, be- October 1944.
tween the Main Gate and the (4) Must be not less than 17
East Gate." years of age nor more than 21
A recommendation has been years of age on 1 April 1945.
made that "Dixon" get a 48 to (5) Must have completed at
visit the stables at West Palm least three years of high school
Beach. and have received credit for one
year of alrehra alr of
arrived to set up and operate an geometry.
elaborate Air Control department. (6) Must pass General Classifi-
Its activities have grown until now cation Test with required score.
the department's headquarters in (7) Must'be able to pass the re-
the Ground Training Building, are quirements of a physical examina-
. the admiration and bewilderment tion,
Sof the rest of the station. No person need apply who does
Our second change in command not have an average grade of A. or
*was made late in June this year, B on high school subjects, and
when Captain Peck, USN, relieved those who apply should gettran-
Captain D. T. Day, USN. Our scripts of credits at once. Men al-
Soutlying activities at Roseland, Ft. ready selected for the V-5, V-7,
Pierce, Stuart have increased or V-13 programs are not eligible
enormously so that our training to apply for the Acadtmy. Marine
program has become ohe of the enlisted personnel are eligible but
most elaborate and most involved should apply first through their
among naval air activities. Commanding Officers rather than
Late in the afternoon on the through the education office, Lt.
12th of August, 1944, a troop (jg) Rainge stated Wednesday.
train pulled into the station and
unloaded Marine Air Warning Activities Grow
Squadron 13. These men primarily Our other activities, such as the
are attached to the Air Control boat facilities in Ft. Pierce, have
Department, but recently have continued to grow along with the
been chasing a Ft. Pierce Scouts station itself. Many of us can re-
and Raiders detachment. 'member that this complement once
In September of this year, consisted of one boat, and its crew
Comdr. R. E. Harmer, USN, re- tied up at the Captain of the Port
lived Col. Morrow as superinten- and later at the Marine Ways, Ft.
dent of Aviation Training. By Pierce. It now has grown to such
This time, we had decommissioned an extent that it has its own of-
our day fighter unit and were ficer-in-charge, Lt. J. M. Brown,
Concentrating solely on night USNR.
fighters. Our training has grown Our personnel has further been
so that now it embraces Marine augmented by the arrival of en-
night fighter training. Because listed WAVES in February of this
of this collaboration the Marine year and later, enlisted personnel
Night Fighter Operational Train- of the Marine Corps Women Re-
ing Detachment was established serve.
.here under the supervision of Ma-
jor J. E. Decher, USMC. Have you written home lately?
PAGE SIX THE BUCCANEER NOVEMBER 16, 1944
(Continued from Page 1
be captured by the Marines, the
Coast Guard will be glad to bring
you in," and "Hot coffee and
steak sandwiches served here every
hour on the hour. All raiders wel-
come." The Ft. Pierce commandos,
outside looking in, were heard to
mutter, "Rabaul was never like
Capt. W. A: McCluskey of AWS
No. 13, coordinator of the sta-
tion's defense, announced that the
job was successful from his point
of view. No reaction on the raid
was forthcoming from Ft. Pierce,
as Lt. J. J. Bell, skipper of the
invaders, could not be reached for
One disgusted raider, caught
atop the WAVES barracks, said,
"I'f I'd known it was the WAVES
barracks, I'd have been inside in-
stead of out, and doing some
record-breaking observing, too."
Capturers consoled him with in-
Lone casualty from the Vero
point of view was Gertie Truck,
Sp (G), parked outside the Beach-
land barracks. The raiders, anger-
ed at Gertie's accustomed inability
to start, proceeded to take her
Raiders In WAVES Bus
SwaE .ien fladez..ung aboard
th;5. P& bus as a group of
WAVES were going to work one
night. One of the Beachland
beauties reported, 'we just re-
membered we wbre neutrals, so of
course we couldn't tell the Marines
about the raiders in the bus."
DAILY BUS SERVICE
New bus service is now available
for all Vero personnel traveling be-
tween Vero Beach and Ft. Pierce,
Sturm's Pure Oil Filling Station
will serve as the terminal for the
bus line in Vero Beach, and all
busses will arrive and depart from
that location, it was announced by
Edwin A. Menninger, president of
the transportation firm.
Some busses will travel the old
Dixie Highway (State Road 140);
others will run on the New Dixie
Highway (U. S. 1). In addition to
the service between Vero and Ft.
Capt. McCluskey, in reviewing
events of the week, said, "All
members of the guard crews stayed
aboard all week without liberty,
standing up to 14 hours of duty
per day, in addition to duty done
voluntarily. The Marines carried
M-l's or carbines, and we borrow-
ed transportation from the Air
"Cooperation from the Coast
Guard and Seaman guard detach-
ments was very excellent," he
stressed. "The men on duty, and
the horses and dogs assigned to
the five-day problem did a very
fine job, and should be compli-
mented highly," Capt. McCluskey
A special radio network was set
up by 1st Lt. C. W. Harris, AWS
No. 13 Communications officer.
Seven outposts reported in to
Squadron headquarters with raid
76 Caught One Night
Qn November 7th, 70 men were
TO Maximum- Efficiency
:RCE NOW AVAILABLE Is Goal Of Navy
Pierce, the line operates between
Jensen, Stuart and Camp Murphy. Management Profram
to Ft. Pierce, will leave as follows: -
Morning Afternoon Evening November 10 to 20, the quarterly
5:4Sam* 4:S5pm 7:35pm*
:50amn (except Sun.) 4:55pm* 10lOspm* review for the Navy Management
9:45am*(exeept Sun.) 5:46pm* 11:00pm Program will review performances
Northbound busses. Ft. Pierce to Vero of work done by officer, enlisted,
Beach, will leave as follows: and civilian personnel on. this sta-
Morning Afternoon Evening tion.
6:05am* 4:05pm* 7:25pm* n
'7:00am (except Sun.) 5:10pm* 8:0opm* Sponsored and started in July,
7:1Sam*(except Sun.) 6:25pm 11:05pm* 1944, by BuAer, the program at-
11 45am* 7:00pm*
*Via U.. S. 1: others travel via State tempts to make more utilization out
Road 140 and Indian River Drive. of the work of all personnel by
For more complete information about having each man or woman know
schedules, fares, connections, etc., consulavg each man or woman know
Sturm's in Vero Beach. exactly what his job is and how
well he is supposed to do it.
captured by the defenders; on the well he is supposed to do it.
8th, 87 men (top score for the This is achieved by a rating sheet
thraid) 76 men (top score for the or statement which sets forth the
9th; and on the 10th, 52 prison- mission, tasks and objectives of
ers were taken. Fallon of the Ma- each position. All officers, group
ers were taken. Fallon of the Ma- 4 ye a e e and
rine Detachment captured 14 men, 4-B employees and enlisted and
send on to Shelby's record 28; civilian personnel acting in an ad-
seMoc ofn AWS No.h 13, cag visory capacity are rated under
Mock, of AWS No 13, caught this setup, and a sheet is kept for
eight; Mouritsen, of Coast Guards, each position. The different out-
led that group with five captives, each posto h e ffer re
followed by 'Pop' Bell, who caught l ined ta ss for eah superior are
four officers in the boondocks; ~the separate missions of the vari-
four officers in the 'boondocks;
ous subordinates under him.
Starns, Seaman Guard, took three; During the quarterly review, now
and McMahon, of the station per- Ding the quarerly review, now
sonnel, caught seven. AWS No. going on, each superior reviews the
sonnel, caught seven. AWS No. 13 work of subordinates under him
led group captures with 1448 to os or statements with
their credit. Not a man of Vero's e over the statement is brought
complement was captured by the to date, ad the performance of
invaders, work is reviewed. If the job is con-
_Quards were doubled at the sta- idered well done, the subordinate
tion's- vital points-gates, power is advised; if not, he is told how he
house, gas dumps, GCI station, can do better.
R.DF site, operations building, Air This program is carried out in all
Control Center, and hangar. Two activities conducted by BuAer.
observers were stationed atop JOQ
and two on top of the operations
tower, equipped with radio sets. Pearl Harbor Dav
af* **d)0 -WE
THERE WAS A HOT TIME IN THE OLD USO THAT NIGHT!
THREE HOURS AFTER the torrid strains of Estimated damage at $5,000, USO officials an-
Fort Pierce's hot Negro band died away,.the local nounced that the building would be closed for at
USO blazed again, but the flames were real this least thirty days. Lost in the fire was the juke-box
time. The hot licks didn't ignite the place, but and NAS' public address system. Nobody was
neglected stage lights set the stage curtafis hurt, but it's been rumored that the Florida Build-
ablaze. The ballroom was gutted by the fire, arid ings' Safety Department is investigating the Fort
adjacent rooms were damaged by smoke and heat. Pierce band for un-American activities.
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"A Vero Victory Girl" will be
elected as a high light of the cam-
paign. All Waves, Women Marines,
Nurses and civilian women aboard
the station will be eligible. A $50
War Bond will go to the Victory
Girl, with $25 bonds to the runners-
up. Details of the contest will be
Serving as Assistant Chairman
to Lt. Smith, is Lt. R. A. Benja-
min. Other members of the War
Bond committee are: Lt. S. B.
Whitney, Lt. J. E. Schwenck, Lt.
G. G. Wright, Lt. A. H. Wood, Lt.
I. Levine, Lt. E. T. Plumer, Lt. P.
M. Thomas, Capt. T. L. Blasche,
Lt. (jg) J. F. Donnelly, Lt. (jg)
J. C. Naglee, Lt. (jg) W. F. Hick-
ey, Lt. (jg) W. W. Lamond, Lt.
(jg) A,. K. J. Bailey, Lt. (jg) W.
J. Arnold, Ens. M. E. Gross, Ens.
V. M. Knoche, Lt. (jg) G. F. Ron-
an, 2nd Lt. E. L. Towle, Mach. J.
M. Andrews, G. 0. Roti and T. H.
Lips that touch wine shall never
touch mine, declared the co-ed.
And after she was graduated she
taught school for years and years
NOVEMBER 16, 1944
TOUCH FOOTBALL CALLS FOR SPEED AND ENDURANCE
i^^l^^^- ^^1 ^^^
OPENING WINNERS IN No sissy game is touch football aEIHT MEN ARE TIED
played at NAS Vero. Above is
TOUCH FOOTBALL HAVE shown a scene from the Y- A-t6 IN "BUC" GRID CONTEST
game. The seven-man teams in the
NARROW POINT MARGIN Toech Football League are develop- The last football contest proved
ing into well-coordinated units, one of the toughest to date for sta-
Blocking is permitted which makes tion experts. Eight of the grid
Close games marked the open- the game no pink tea party, pickers tied for first place with 14
ing of the Touch Football League predictions right and five wrong.
on station, as the teams got off to OFFICERS SPOILERS Not all of them missed on the
a good start with some real foot- same teams, but all fell down on
ball talent on display. TAKE VOLLEYBALL the Minnesota-Northwestern tie.
While the Marine Bogies and Since the eight will share the $10
A. T. Officers Night Hawks topped LEAGUE LAURELS worth of War Stamps, they might
the league at this writing with two try again this week for a perfect
,"ns apiece, the going is not ex ith seven teams in competition
pected to- be--easy for either of for top honors seven team s in competition
them as the league progresses. The fotp honors in the present 1100 ONTI
them as the league progresses. The Volleyball league, the Spoilers and BU' FOOTBAL NT
Bogies had trouble, in both their -
games, nosig out the Mech. Engi- Administration Officers are hustl-
games, nosing out the Mech. Engi-
neers 20 to 19, and winning an ing to repeat their performances of No. Team Win
overtime victory over Ai & R, 1 the last leagues. 1. Florida ( )
to 0. In the latter game, the The Officers came out on top of 2. Colgate
teams came down to the wire with the 1000 League after a tough tus- 3. Tennessee
a scoreless tie. In the four downs sle with X-1. Both teams came 4 Yale
allowed each team in the over time down to the wire with 4 wins and 5. Ohio State
period, the Marines piled up the no defeats. In the final game, 6. Minnesota
most yardage to gain the one point X-1 took the first game, but found
margin, the rallying Officers too much for 7. Michigan
margin, them in the last two. The Officers 8. Notre Dame ( )
In their two wins the Night kept their record unblemished, win- 9. Alabama ( )
Hawks nosed out A-6 by the score ning the league. 10. Georgia (
of 7 to 6, and took Y-1 into camp, In the 1600 League, the Spoilers 12. Rice ( )
15 to 12. ran rough-shod over the opposition 13. T.C.U. (
Other scores: A. T. Officers taking all six games to scamper 14. Wm&Mar ( )
heat Y-1, 34 to 6; Y-1 beat A-6, 13 home a winner without a loss. 1 Pittsbrgh ( )
to 0; Ordnance beat Air Control 27 For their game with X-1 the Of- 16. Kentucky(
to 2; A-T beat Ordnance, 30 to 0; ficers found added strength for 17. Oklahoma
A. & R beat A-G, 18 to 0, and their team and fielded the follow- 17. Penn State
Mech. Engineers beat Air Control, ing lineup: Stone, Roark, Smith,
12 to 0. Whitney, Vorse and Schwench. R1
The football games will con- X-1 put on the court: Douglas, 1. Only one entry to each conte
tinue into December. Fletcher, Harris, A. R. Mack, entry blank and sign your
Whitmore Cook and George. 2. Blanks must be left in any D.
Sunday Hor For fore 1100 Saturday.
Sunday Hours For TDue to the cigarette shortage
Athletic E uipment ANKSGIVING EVE been changed. All prizes will col
SERVICE IN CHAPEL winner will receive an award o
Sthe runner-up will receive Th
In order to fill the needs of sta- A very interesting Thanksgiving Dollars in stamps will go to the
tion personnel who go in for Sun- Service will be held on Wednesday 3. Prizes: 1st-Five dollars in
day sport activities, the Athletic evening, 22 November, at 1930. 2nd-Three dollars i
Office has announced a Sunday There will be appropriate music 3rd-Two dollars in
schedule. for the Thanksgiving Season by the a tie, prizes will be
Equipment will be issued from choir and other parts of the pro-
the office in the Educational gram will be just like the Thanks- NAME AND RATE
building from 1100 to 1500 each giving services you used to attend
Sunday. Equipment at JOQ can be at home. Remember the time -
obtained from the duty boy each the night before Thanksgiving at BARRACKS OR DEPARTME
Last weeks winners: William H.
Simms, O. T. Newton, E. C. Har-
ris, T. V. Price, Ralph H. Barnes,
Donald Tappin, G. R. Lichliter,
and C. E. Southard.
Football esason hasn't far to go.
If you want to get in on the
prizes be sure and have your con-
test ballot in by noon Saturday.
You can deposit them in any of
the green Buccaneer boxes on the
base. The boxes are located at
Ships Service, Chow Hall, Ad-
ministration Building and JOQ.
EST NOV. 18 GAMES
Team Win Tie
Columbia ( ) (
Syracuse ( ) (
Temple ( ) (
North Carolina ( ) (
Illinois ( ) (
Iowa ( ) (
Wisconsin ( ) (
Northwestern ( ) (
Mississippi ( ) (
Auburn ( ) (
Arkansas ( ) (
Texas A & M ( ) (
Texas ( ) (
V.M.I. ( ) ()
Indiana ( ) (
West Virginia ( ) (
Kansas ( ) (
Maryland ( ) (
stant. You must fill in your own
name. Be neat.
E the green Buccaneer booxes be-
, the prizes for the contest have
insist of War Stamps. First prize
If Five Dollars in War Stamps,
ree Dollars in stamps and Two
contestant placing third.
n War Stamps.
divided. This contest is not open
NOVEMBER 16, 1944
'Have a Look' Variety Revue Will Be Presented Monday Night
TWO SHOWS TO BE HELD
BY VICTORY CIRCUIT UNIT
Vero's first taste of big-time
USO shows-the "Have a-Look"
variety revieWs, featuring Borrah
Minevich and his Harmonica Ras-
cals, Muriel Lane, "The ,Great
Lester," and other stars-will be
presented at 1830 and 2030 in the
auditorium, Monday night 20 No-
The 14030 movie for the night
check crew will be held as usual.
"Have a Look" is the first show
to be given Vero since the station
was placed oh the Victory Circuit.
Monthly shows of the same cali-
bre are to be presented as the
station's part of the Circuit, it was
announced by Lt. Winston Monta-
gue, Welfare Officer.
The Minevich Rascals, featured
on stage, screen and radio, will
headline the show. Muriel Lane,
shapely 'singer who has been heard
with Bing Crosby, will do her
vocal share for Vero.
"The Great Lester," one of the
nation's top magicians, will give
his startling repertoire which in-
cludes sawing his charming as-
sistant in half vith a three-foot
- ---traw -Othelffit-th -a
the Blair Sisters, novelty adagio
act; and Harrison and Carrol, trick
MEET THE PEOPLE and SO
Nov. 17 18
Nov. 19 20
MAKE YOUR OWN BED
CALL OF THE JUNGLE
YOUTH RUNS WILD
Nov. 22 23
STORM OVER LISBON and LI
Nov. 24 25
Nov. 26 27
HER ,PRIMITIVE MAN and
Nov. 29 -30
MUSIC IN MANHATTAN and
MARSHALL OF RENO
A cute little lass approached the
floorwalker: "Sir, she asked,
"Have you any notions on this
Floorwalker: "Yes, madam, but
we suppress them during working
Don't divorce your wife if she
flirts with the butcher She's only
playing for higher steaks.
STATION VARIETY SHOW
SETS 6 DECEMBER DATE
-. '.- .,, r bOpening 6 December, the all en-
listed personnel variety show will
dedicate part of the program to
o Pearl Harbor day, it was announced
by Lt. (jg) Herb McDoiald, direc-
e S During this part of the program,
Olin Tice will read "Pearl Harbor
S. Prayer," and the choir and station
orchestra will be featured.
Billy Reed of Jacksonville, fa-
mous emcee who has worked with*
Bob Hope and Fred Allen, has been
signed to emcee the show. Reed
will be on the station, for the last
week of rehearsals; personnel may
....... remember him as emcee of the
S .: WAVE show this year.
New acts scheduled include Betty
MURIEL LANE, top notch attrac- Buck's imitation of Betty Hutton;
tion for the coming "Have a Look" Bob Weekly, who will sing and also
Revue, illustrates why her appeal do a dance number with Miss' Buck,
never varies. She's appeared with and Hugh Glassford, piano accordi-
"der Bingle," and things are shap- anist.
ing up for her fast. Candidates in the final voting
for the 12 Varga Calendar girls are
laps Say Remember Vero Lorraine Soard, Lois Hall, Lee Cal-
Japs Say Remem r V lahan, Eleanor Gapski, Cleo Johns-
ton, Lois Needham, Adeline Sell-
(Continued from Page 1) man, Gloria Moss, Marion Nixon,
expected to provide proof of the Lorraine Mullaney, Geraldine Wal-
team's action., ters, Lanelle Anaworth, Janet
Lt. Comdr. Downing, a native of Beach, Margaret Glenn, Gretchen
South Haven, Michigan, came Waldo, Freda Bulot, Noima Miles,
aboard NAS Vero in October of Mary Jane Klepper, and Betty Cal-
1942, and remained here until mid- lender. The 12 girls chosen by the
1943. While aboard, he acted as station voting will be musically
chief flight instructor for a dive presented during the show.
bombing unit stationed here. Then An important rehearsal to ac-
a Lieutenant, he flew the first quaint each act with its duties has
SB2A into the station from Jack- been called for tomorrow night fol-
sonville. lowing- the second show in the au-
The pilot was designated as a ditorium, and extensive rehearsals
Naval Aviator in December, 1938. will begin 20 November, said Lt.
He reported aboard the carrier Other numbers in the show in-
Lexington for duty in January, Other numbers in the show in-
Lexington for duty in January, dude, a sequence from "Arsenic
1939; in May of that year, he was a sequence from "Arsenic
detached from VF2 and reported and Old Lace," a quintette from
to VF7 on board the Wasp. In No- the station band, a oogie piano
vember, 1939, he reported for duty number by Shirley Winkler, an
with VS5 aboard the Yorktown. operatic aria by Olivia Eastus and
Carver, whose picture of the
plane's bombs hitting the Yamato
was published in the New York
Times and other newspapers,
trained here at Vero with the Hell's
Angels Squadron. He reported
aboard during the summer of 1943,
and was detached in late August
of that year. He lists his home as
Carver entered the Navy in the
fall of 1942, reporting here nine
months later. "I remember him
well," recalled Lt. (jg) Joseph Na-
glee, Materiel Officer, Maintenance
and Engineering. He was a "slap-
happy aircrewman, and everybody
kidded him a lot, and liked him
Walk on the LEFT side of the
"BUC" STAFF IS
A reorganization among the
staff editors of the "Buccaneer,"
following Chief S. M. Bender's as-
signment to new duty, has been
Lt. R. A. Benjamin, former news-
paperman and magazine writer, re-
mains in charge of the paper's pub-
Appointed Managing Editor is J.
R. Baldwin, RdM2c, who was for-
merly editor of the Duke Univer-
sity bi-weekly. Sally Jackman, S2c,
an experienced newspaper gal from
the west coast, is Feature Editor.
Handling the sports department
are Chief Harry (Pop) Bell and P.
E. Tehaney, S2c, 'veteran sports
writer from Oakland, Cal.
W. E. Pentecost, S2c, is the
Amusement Editor, and Olin Tice,
S2c, is the Department Editor.
Advisor on photography is Ens.
M. E. Gross, station photographic
Jean Spoon, Sp(T)2c, is that rov-
ing interrogator, "The Inquiring
Reporter." Copy Editor is E. Carl
Whitehead, Ylc. .
Others on the staffare Marjorie
Thomsen, Sple; Pfc. J. E. Cracraft,
USMCR; Harriet Roberts, Sp(Y)
Sc; Jack Lawson, S2e; and Dorothy
Buck, S2c, and T. J.. Whittaker,
Contributions to the "Buc" from
non-staff members are welcomed.
Anyone, experienced or not, inter-
ested in working with the station
newspaper is asked to call Lt. Ben-
Yoi say Helen calls you STAG
Yeah, she says I'm a dear-with
muse by the station band and
Lt. McDonald announced that
Reggie Feeback had been chosen to
supervise makeup for the show.
1430, 1830 and 2030 Station Movies
Thursday THE SINGING SHERIFF
16 Nov. Bob Crosby Fay McKenzie
Friday STORM OVER LISBON
17 Nov Vera Ralston Eric von Stroheim
Saturday ESCAPE TO DANGER
18 Nov. Eric Portman Ann Dvorak
Sunday The film for Sunday will be
19 Nov. announced in The Plan of the Day
Movies at 1430 ONLY USO Camp
Monday Show at.1830 and 2030
20 Nov. The movie will be: DOUGH GRLS with
Ann Sheridan Alexis Smith
Tuesday I THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET
21 Nov. |Nils Astor Helen Walker
No. 1430 movies on Saturday and Sunday
NOVEMBER 16, 1944