Station Bond Appeal Gets Under Way
U. S. NAVA A AIR STATION
VOL. 1--NO. 4
'ERiO BEACH NAVAL AIR STATION
.TUNE 2s, ,1P5i'
$58,000 IS VERO'S MIN- LEND YOUR DOLLARS THEY GAVE B 0 FESTIVAL, INFANTRY SHOW
IMUM QUOTA. SAY j HIGHLIGHT STATION'S
OFFICIALS / / LOAN CAMPAIGN
By H. L. h.Sl:N. '.:., r.'W
The statioi.'s "*Mi;ulit. Se.ielthi"
war loan bond dl ive .-iitrtd ihro
high gear late tH; wev.k. na: e'l;.
bond sales presn-dl an nrly.' 'f11-
fillment of \'-rI.' qiuo t:' -
minimum total of $51.),01fi.
St.uI red oii I':, thi nation'- ii--
inp. t O'_Ms ty nt. ''e'.' bold pur-
chases and pledges, stati-in bl.uy i3
sold theinsel".:3 .,. tie' top 1'rvet-
ment of the :,E.ar for se tice per-
sonnel -- E Iornd,- pa:, i'g 2.9.
. L'-;t ; ., ;' .- -- vtf ls.,
available to ivr, t. 'C. bu.
SFestival, Street" Da'tce
'litmaxi;rn the station' drlii e, a
festfial nlrl street dnice arl.
planr.nd for 4 Jully rt the Belch-
land bhoail ks, opiin ito all bl.id
purchasers. -Dancine. ;llnlhljtg'
and other ehtertniiiirnent have been
planned, and etleishm-nt.- w.'ill be
available for all hal"ld. H-at..h sta-
tion bulletin I'.ard'l and the Plai
of the Day for last-minute infor-
mation as to exact time of the
In Vero Beach, the Army put on
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Tobacco Buyers May
Use Dependents' Card
Attention! Cigarette smokers;
cigar addicts; pipe fiendst
Under an amendment of the
tobacco ration regulations, use
of the ration card of one adult
dependent by uniformed person-
nel, providing it is used at the
same time as the military ration
card, has 'been approved by ra-
Lt. J. E. Seals, station Ships'
Service officer, in announcing
V,ero's compliance with the new
amendment, said "In simple
English, you can use your wife's
card at the same time you use
yours. Under the new plan,
there's no need for the holder
Sof the dependent's card to come
,out to the station in order to
et the week's allotment."
In the most famous picture of the war, United States Marines plant.
Old Glory in the volcanic ash of Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima. Keep
faith'with their sacrifices-"Support the 'Mighty Seventh' Drive!"
MANY GOVERNMENT, STATE JOB BENEFITS
NOW OPEN TO DISCHARGED SERVICEMEN
(The article appeal-ing below is ernment and the states.
the first of a BUCCANEER series Facilities of the U. S. Employ-
designed to enumerate some of the ment Service will be made avail-
veterans', benefits for which dis- able to veterans. Vocational guid-
charged servicemen of this war arc ance and counseling will also be
eligible. The information is de- made available. If training is nec-
rived from official sources, includ- essary for the type of job you
ing "Veterans' Benefits" pub' wish to fill, a year's refresher or
listed by THE LEATHERNECK, re-training course is open to ev-
official Marine Corps magazine. ery veteran discharged under con-
Other articles will appear in suce editions other than dishonorable,
feeding isiues.-Ed.) with 90 days (or more) service to
The i.lue.cti.in of jobs, being of his credit.
first i'nllrp,'t.ii,.e to most service- The Selective Service Act pro-
men, has been an issue of thorough vides that discharged servicemen
investigation by the Veterans' Ad- are entitled to their old jobs back
ministration, the War Manpower for a period of at least a year -
Commission, the Retraining and a job similar to your former one,
Re-employment Administration, in seniority and pay, or your own
the Selective Service System and old one with the provision that
other civilian agencies of the gov- (Continued on Page 7)
Thie Be-.hland IndepeTndence
Da. Fe'tivAil and thle 'Here's
Your Infantrry" show -.ill hiiEh-
light the stnrin'i waar bond dtive,
Ac he-lu!ed 22. Juniie-7 July tihtough-
otit tlie Navy as part of the
"Mientl., Se.enth" bond appeal.
- First perforlmririal of the
"Heir.'c Y'our Jr" fntty" elso'v ere
lield tln. l imotning and afternoon
in P Fi'ainonta, Park, Vero Beach,
and "tr Michnel Field. nnrth of the
city. Ctowres of peoplee viewed dis-
play-.of the most modern infantry
t:.rr;i el, d 'a oiif.,atetl by more.,
i "' '" "- ' "'.
Finale Planned Tonight
Tonii.bt nt 2000, on Michael
Fi.1!l, the tour;ihg soldiers '-ill pre-
cent the irandl finale of the dein-
onstr atii Admission to the field
,.'ill be free to pltrclln'er of "ar
deoniri.-ttr ti,-n is slati.d to be a
siniulated attack orn a p;llbr.x in-
Ftallat;-.n. The _oldier-actor.- re-
iConilr jued oI Page 51
Artemus Gates Slated
For Assistant SecNav,
Replacing Ralph Bard
The office of the Secretary of
the Navy recently announced that
Ralph A. Bard, Assistant SecNav,
has resigned his post, effective 1
July 1945, and that Artemus L.
Gates, now Assistant Secretary of
the Navy for Air, would fill Bard's
Gates' old position will be filled
by J,.-Joi L. Sullivan, Manchester,
N.'H The new- Assistant Secretary
of t-:e Navy has visited Vero Beach
on at least one occasion,.inspect-
ing the station late last year. He
is a native of New York.
It was announced by the White
House in Washington that the
nominations of Gates and Sullivan
have been sent to the Senate for
confirmation by that body.
PAGETWOTHE UCCNEERJUN 28,194
An, Activity Of The Naval
In compliance with EXOS:AO(Pub)WBW:bmcd, dated 28 May 1945,
"The Buccaneer" is published bi-monthly without cost to the United
States Government and is distributed free to all hands aboard the
Naval Air Station, Vero Beach, Florida, and the outlying activities
attached thereto. It is not an official Navy Department publication,
and no article contained therein should be construed as the opinion
of the Navy Department. It is printed commercially in the interest of
station personnel. All contributions and criticisms from members of
the activity will be welcome. "The Bu'ccaneer" receives Camp News-
paper Service material. The re-publication of credited matter is pro-
hibited without permission of CNS, 205 E. 42nd St., N. Y. C. 17.
LET'S GO OVER THE TOP!
As this editorial is written, the air station, the Navy
and the country-at-large are deep in the "Mighty Seventh"
war loan drive, designed to draw a total of fourteen billion
dollars from servicemen, civilians, and industry with which
to aid the nation in the final drive on Tokyo.
This drive, seventh in the series of War Bond drives
since the Pearl Harbor attack, is the first to be held since
our armies and those of our allies were victorious in Europe
over the Nazi horde. V-E Day freed enormous numbers of
troops for the Pacific war; it freed billions of dollars worth
of the material of war toi be used to. beat Japan to nothing-
ness; and it strengthened the resolve on the part of this
country's citizens to end the job as quickly and as thorough-
ly as possible, and with the smallest possible loss of Allied
The dollars of the nation's citizens invested on the
winning side, of which the United States has long been the
spearhead, will help bring V-J Day nearer. A good practical
investment (paying 2.9% interest on E-bonds) an invest-
ment in War Bonds is a stake in the nation itself. Buy as
many EXTRA bonds in the "Mighty Seventh" drive as you
can; your repayment, other than financial, will be two-fold:
(1) your contribution will minimize the dangers of war-time
inflation; and (2) your fighting dollars will save fighting
VETERANS' BENEFITS I
Beginning with this issue, the Buccaneer inaugurates
a series of several articles on veterans' benefits: how to
become eligible for them; how to profit by them; how to
apply for them. Although realizing that for the next few
months, discharges from the Naval service will not be num-
erous as in the Army's case, the Buccaneer feels that early
publicity of veterans' privileges will be of considerable help
to newly discharged personnel or to personnel who will
become eligible for discharges within the coming weeks.
\ The series will be divided into several parts: the matter
of jobs is discussed in this issue. Other topics, such as edu-
cation, credit, health, discharge pay and allowances, and
benefits for dependents, will be treated in succeeding issues.
Persons who are inclined to take events and coincidences
this week is not
t o embarrass
those who claim
they are reli-
Sgious yet do not
Chaplain MacColl attend church.
On the contrary, it is to try to
think fairly about what one's at-
titude towards church attendance
should be, especially in days like
these when our lives are so regi-
mented by the war and its de-
mands, and when most of us are
fortunate if we have one full day
in seven that we can call com-
pletely our own.
Re.t and recreation are a requi-
site for all of us buvt as such can
never be a complete substitute for
our religious duties and opportun-
ities to serve, worship, know God.
The solution lies in using our
Sunday in such a way that we,
whenever possible, worship God in
His house as well as finding the
lest and change we need from
This can be done. It is a shame-
ful characteristic of Protestantism
that its members as a whole feel
such a slight compulsion to at-
tend church regularly. It is inter-
esting to note that in most cases
those who manage to go to church
regularly are individuals who are
extremely busy and are carry-
ing heavy responsibilities. Gener-
ally speaking, it all boils down to
each of us making the decision to
go to church, sticking by it, and
planning our rest and recreation
To say that we are religious
even though we do not attend
church is almost like saying that
we love music even though we
never go to concerts, or that we
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at their surface worth,not troubling themselves to dig deeper
into the truth of the matter at hand, are saying now, as in
1918, that the several states and the nation are doing little
to aid the discharged serviceman to take up his civilian way
of life. The Buccaneer hopes that this current series of
articles may allay that fear; that it will serve to demon-
strate at least a portion of the benefits, allowances and ser-
vices coming to one-time servicemen from a grateful coun-
try and people.
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JCCANEER CHAPLAIN'S CORNER
r NAVAL AIR STATION
leach, Florida Religion and Rest
Air Operational Traini ng Command ---.
EAC, FLOIDA JUNE28,1945 Peopl often say to me, "I'm
J E 2 really al religious person, even
...------ ..--- CAPT. E. R. PECK, USN though I do not go to church reg-
------.-------.. -----COMR., R. E. IIARMER, USN ularly." When this happens I won-
.LT. COMDR. BAXTER M. HAYNES, USNR der what they expect Sie to say.
Do they tell me this because they
....---... ........LT. R. H. SIMMONS, USNE want me to know that they are re-
-..... ..- .J. R. BALDWIN, RdM2(, USNR ligious, or are they trying to apol-
----..... .. P. E. TEHANEY, Y3C, USNR ogize for the
...........-...-.-SALLY JACKMAN, Sic USNR .. fact that they
.......... ___ W. E. PENTECOST, Y3c, USNR have not been
.-----. THOMAS R. ALCORN, CPhoM, USN resent a
WILLIAM W.ILIUS, CPhoM, USNR phur e s e n t at
............... R: N. KIMBLE, Cpl, USMCR chu ices?
..............._ I-HERMAN SMITH, YSc, USN The purpose
JACK MCKEE, S1c, USNR ofthis colu
_ _of this column
QUESTION: "What do you
think should be done with the sail-
or's unil'orn ?"
II. L. Smith, Y2c: "The blues
are O.K., but why not bring back
the old dress whites?"
Betty Howard, S2c: "There's
nothing wrong with it. If it wasn't
like that, it wouldn't be a sailor's
Julie Alarie, S2c: "It's old fash-
ioned. I think it should be modern-
ized. just as the Army's uniforms
were brought up to date."
Lois Needham, Sic: "After all,
they have to wear it and we have
to look at it; so if they want to
change it, let's make the change."
F. L. Cox, AEMlc: "The whites
are a monkey suit, for sure, but I
wouldn't trade my blues for a thou-
P. Patchis, AMMI2e: "As far as
the blues are concerned, I think
they are the best looking uniform
of any in the service, but the
whites! They can give them back
to the street cleaners."
W. C. Jones, AOM2c: "I don't
like anything about them, and I
think all of them should be
Sara DeBerry, civilian employee:
"'Tf they are going to change the
unit 'h y ';; .:
least ,. til.emi .. sthii, tio and
trousers. I'm still partial to Navy
blue, though, for I think it brings
out their eyes."
G. F. Merrick, S2c: "Just any-
thing but just change them."
Lt. (jg) Waters and Ens. Mc-
Nair, WAVE officers: "Ask the
guys who have to wear them, but
we love them in anything!"
Lt. (jg) A. Slavin, WAVE offi-
ce: "More pockets should be add-
ed, to begin with, and something
should be done about the collar. I
think they should have a more
practical color than white, too,
but on the whole, I think they're
cute. You see, my brother is a
Lt. E. T. Curry: "I'd give the
whole uniform the deep six; but
be sure and get rid of the white
Mrs. Norma Elwell, civilian em-
ployee and wife of a navy man:
"Get rid of the Donald Duck hat
and combine the good points of the
blues and whites into something
easier to wash and iron."
Lt. MI. E. Gambrell: "I think the
uniforms are a disgrace to the Am-
erican way of life."
JUNE 28, 1945
JUNE 28, 1945
$58,000 Is Vero's Quota
(Continued from Page 1)
the first half of the widely-herald-
ed "Here's Your Infantry" show
this morning and afternoon. Bond
purchasers have been awarded
passes to the top exhibition of the
day-long show, slated for 2000 to-
night at Michael Field, located 1
block south of the skating rink on
U. S. Highway No. 1. More infor-
mation on the show, presented by
veteran combat infantrymen, may
be found in another column in this
Adm. Davison's Message
Rear Admiral Ralph Davison,
USN, commanding, NAOTC, Jack-
sonville, Florida, released the fol-
lowing message recently to spear-
head the command's bond sales:
"In a final pre-campaign con-
ference, I have been advised of the
whole hearted support that you are
giving the Independence Day war
bond campaign. This is most grati-
fying. 1 am sure that your cam-
paign to sell war bonds will insure
that NAOpTraCom will be among
the leading commands. I will watch
the results with keen interest."
Navy Bond Sales
This week, the Navy Depart-
ment released figures for May war
bond sales to members of the
"Navy family," which totaled well
over $37,000,000, thus brin :ing
"+lhe mnnlat,'ve total (of "ionds
pGicias. d) sil 'e tle program was
established in rOctober, 1941 to
The drive, last of the Navy's
"Extra" war bpnd campaigns, ac-
cording to a recent release from
Assistant SecNav Railph A. Bard,
is one of two to be held in 1945.
Dating from 22 June to 7 July, the
campaign has been slated to form
NAVY REVEALS "TIGERCAT" FOR FIRST TIME
FIGHTER DESTINED FOR PACIFIC FAME
Revealed recently by the Navy, th
stranger to Vero personnel, but was
Navy department early this month
the great fighter, fighter-bomber tw
The Navy's most rugged fighter-
bomber has now been reported in
action against the Japs; flown by
Navy and Marine pilots, it is un-
officially reported to be "one of
the hottest planes in the Pacific."
Still unrevealed to the public-at-
a major part of the country-wide iurge Me gelcts ma-
drive which expires 301 June. meant.
Statistics on F7F
Practice Rounds Near Statistics revealed on the F7F,
however, show that the twin-en-
End in Pistol Shoot gained fighter-bomber can climb at
better than a mile a minute; can
Nearly twenty teams are ex- carry a 4000-pound bomb load,
pected to enter into full competi- greater than any other fighter;
tion in the coming station Pistol can be equipped with rockets. Cap-
Shooting Match. Practice round. able of longer flight ranges than
firing is slated to end Saturday; any previous fighter, the plane is
for Ihe last two weeks, members equipped with two 21001-horse-
of the five-man teams have been power double Wasp Pratt and
out on the range sharpening their Whitney radial air-cooled engines
shooting eye for the big event, powering three-bladed propellers.
All shooting will be at 25 yards The fighter is especially effec-
range. Rounds of slow, time, and tive for speedy interception of
rapid fire will round out the enemy air attackers; quick on the
match. Teams will be pitted draw against low-altitude opposi-
against each other according to tion and suicide charges, the plane
the ability they have shown in is said to have fire power suffi-
practice rounds. Fifty rounds are client to "smash a big Jap bomber
allowed each contestant in the in a single burst."
practice rounds; the same amount Other Features
is available for the actual scored The tremendous horsepower of
competition, the engines may be increased for
In order to qualify for match, brief periods by water injection
compettiion, teams must have conm- to the motors; the "Tigercal;" can,
pleted their practice rounds by the should it be necessary, operate sat-
Saturday deadline. isfactorily on a single engine. Its
F7F Grumman "Tigercat" is no early production of the ship will be
a revelation to civilians when the used by land-based Marine Corps
moved the cloak of secrecy from pilots; it is rumored that Navy
n-engined plane. pilots will fly the "Tigercat" from
the flight decks of the 45,000 ton
great range is made possible by a F.D.R. class super-carriers.
etachable fuel tank of 300-gallon Present version of the plane in-
apacity; it can carry a torpedo eludes a tricycle landing gear,
It speeds up to one hundred miles low landing speed. Another version
er hour faster than can present ef the versatile plane, a two-man
orpedo planes. model, will be used as patrol plane
The Navy has announced that and night-fighter.
-h'hoto by Lobs
The BOQ0 nursery. opened 2 June at an officers' dance, proved a big
success at its inaugural run, according to satisfied three-corner-
panted patrons. Establishefl recently to care for small children
during formal dance evenings at BOQ-JOQ, the nursery admits
children under eight years old.
W/O and Mrs. Leonard Schoenburger, shown above in photo at
left, bring their daughter,, lynda Sue, to the nursery. In photo-
graph at right, Lee Callahan and "Smoky" Ratcliffe are shown
caring for several of their temporary wards, Charges per child per
evenimgk total fifty cents; parents are requested to phone the JOQ
officer, station extension 254, giving the name and age of each
child to be cared for in the nursery during formal dance evenings.
The 'Buc' Says ... BI,
IT MAY B 8
It seemed to us that by this
time we should have encountered
almost everything the Navy had
to offer but in the last "Buc,"
that advertisement offering a bay
gelding for sale had us stumped.
It seemed a large article for a
sailor to carry in his sea bag al-
though the advantages of having
such a friend along on a cruise
were immediately apparent. Recre-
ational opportunities aboard ship
are somewhat limited and restrict-
ed, and acquaintances and friend-
ships are confined to one's fellow
man. With that in mind, it's hard
to understand just why a chap
with his sea duty orders in hand
wouldn't be very interested in such
a deal. A brisk canter about the
flight deck early of a morning
could certainly add a zip to your
cruise you couldn't get in any
other way. And there's no reason
why stowage and a smart stall
couldn't be located in one corner
of a hangar deck without inconven-
iencing anyone at all. In fact, as
a morale building feature, we can't
conjure up anything that has such
potentialities as this particular bay
gelding. He has been aboard here
for nearly a year now and is well
broken in to the aviation routine;
a runway is the same to him as a
bridle path; and a plane warming
up is music to his ears.
No, you may think we are jest-
ing about all this, but that is far
from the case. Some few months
ago the Navy Department saw fit
to issue a directive to all ships
and stations prohibiting the intro-
duction of lemurs, apes and mon-
keys into India. You'll find that
in AINav 66. Just stop a minute
and analyze the implications of all
this. Can't you see sailors and ma-
rines pouring into India armed
with a nice fat lemur, frisky
monkey or an ape? Can't you see
the confusion that would result?
There would be all those Indians
carrying seabags and hamnaocks
while the sailors were tripping
ashore with jabbering, flea-rid n
chums. It poses a problem as y u
can see, because, if a lot of f 1-
lows hadn't been doing just th t,
there wouldn't have been any ne d
for such a directive.
Well, the obvious advantages f
a horse over a monkey, or an a
- or even a lemur are mai
fold. In fact, you could ride he
horse and carry the sea bag d
hammock and completely elimi-
ate the manpower problem at su
ports as San Francisco and Sa
Diego. Perhaps if enough sailo a
had their own horses, the prese t
uniform would be modified to e
more in keeping with the active y
at hand. Don't pass up the oppo
tunity, boys! And, incidental
we can't find any directive t at
would bar your taking any equ e
equipage with you.
A few days ago we rece'd a
V-mail note' from a very der and
respected friend of nearly all men
who were on the station the
time of his duty here Cplain
W. G. Lowden. He left us i Feb-
ruary and sailed from San ran-
cisco late in March to Pearl nd
Ulithi where he picked up his p,
the USS Makin Island, an e court
carrier. From that time on, h has
been very much in the thick of
things, and has visited, as he uts
it, many "unmentionable" pla es.
What with all that he must h ve
seen, though, he considers t at
out of the types of sea duty he
might have drawn, he was assig ed
the one that suited him best. at
S .-. ._- .M--A -.- ...
WAVES' MASCOT BROWNIE
.- ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ .-^^ ,-.. -._- ^-
-Photo by Goldston
Shown above is "Brownie," mascot of the all station WAVES,partic-
ularly the Air Control variety. Famous pet of the ACC plotters and
monitors, Brownie's been on the local scene since last October,
dropped, according to scuttlebutt sources, by Nazi parachutists to
spy on Vero activities. Surrounded in the cut above by WAVES
Marty Katzenberger, Sic, (L), andPeggy Vivyan, Sp (X) 3c, (R),
Brownie is right at home, the constant* companion of the BRacbla."'
boarders. The mascot rides to and from work on the. station's cattie-
cars with on-coming and off-going crews bound to or t'rom the
Living on a regular diet of cokes, ice cream, beer and potato chips,
Brownie has added numerous pounds to his once skeleton-thin
frame. Reputed around the station as a sailor-biter, Brownie has no
use for anyone but WAVES. Disdaining to walk further than neces-
sary, Brownie rides buses around the station, and to and from town.
First on and first off the buses, he doubles as passenger and guard
on the Beachland bound scheduled runs. The undisputed guardian
of the WAVES' lounge in the Ground Training building, Brownie
gives no quarter to nearby sailors and marines.
And as one WAVE put it, "We've got Brownie so spoiled now, I
don't know what he's going to do after the war when there are no
he adds to his note the fact that As the skunk said when the
he misses Vero will cheer many of wind changed: "It all comes back
us who have missed him deeply. to me now."
BARRACK BARBECUED BEAUT ES
--Photo by Lobs
Almost any Sunday the scenes above are re-enacted at the WAVES'
ocean-side barracks, the Beachland. The barbecue pit and picnic
yard, added recently to the Beachland's facilities for outdoor sup-
pers, is crowded with Air Control WAVES, guests. Menus run to
hamburgers, barbecued beef, and all the trimmings. At left, sailor,
WAVE and marine line up for chow; above, WAVES put on the
feed-bag before going on evening watch.
JU E 28, 1945 THE BUCCANEER
' EUT. NESTER WINS Festival, Infantry Show
AIR MEDAL, CITATION (Continued from Page 1) NAVY NOW ....
AIR M AL cITTIO ently returned from Europe, will
FOR EUROPEAN DUTY point out the intricacies of various BUT IN I
weapons; equipment, from ma-
chine guns to K rations, will be
Lt. Robert G. Nester, USN, an on display. Lt. D. M. Hannan
assistant flight instructor in the On 4 July, the drive will be
Flight Training Department, was brought to a successful close with College Football Ci
presented with the Air Medal re- the Beachland Festival, a combin-
cenly by station CO Capt. E. R. action swim, dance and festival pre- Lt. D. M. Hannan, station
Peck, USN, for outstanding service sented on the grounds of the cal fitness director and W
"while pilot of a PB4Y-1 bomber WAVES' ocean-side barracks. The Officer, has adapted his c
on anti-submarine patrol." swimming pool will be open from occupation to fit his Navy
A student retained on tempo- 1800-2000, festival official an- as he coached
rary duty as an instructor, Lt. Nes- bounced, stating that refresh- high school and
ter reported aboard 15 December ments, including beer and hot college football
of last year, six months following dogs, will go on sale shortly after- and track be-
completion of duty overseas for ward. fore donning an
which he was awarded the Air Dance Details officer's u n i -
Medal and a citation, signed by At 2030, the dance will begin, form for the
Admiral Harold R. Stark USN, Efforts are being made to secure duration.
Commander, U. S. Naval Forces a dance orchestra from among the ReceAtly tak-
in Europe. station's personnel, but in any ing over the
The citation reads in part: case, music will be available for task of base
"For outstanding airmanship dancing, said officials. At 2300, a Welfare Officer
and meritorious achievement while war-bond drawing will be held, when Lt. Roy Lt. Han
participating in aerial flights as with a war bond of unannounced Benjamin was
pilot of a PB4Y-1 bomber on anti'" denomination to be awarded to the detached from the station
submarine patrol in the Bay of holder of the winning ticket. IIannan doubles as Direc
Biscay and the English Channel, During the evening, festival Physical Fitness, guiding all
north of 401 North latitude during booths will be open, offering a aboard through a program
the period from October 1943 to variety of .entertainment, includ- celebrated physical training,
June 1944. His skill and lead- ing Fortune Telling, Grab Bags, scribed early this year by B
ership were in a large measure re- Bond Raffle, and Penny Pitching. A native of Taylor, Tex
sponsible for the outstanding rec- Other booths are being planned Hannan coached at Tayloi
-od of his crew whose effortswere tentatively. school and at St. Edward's T
instrumental in bringing about the All hands are urged to watch sity, also located in Texas
defeat of the :U-Boat activity in the Plan of the Day for up-to-the- ing the fall months, he ac
the Battle of the Atlantic." minute information on the festival, football coach; in the spri:
COMBAT INFANTRYMEN HIT THE DIRT
War Bonds in action are shown in the above
photo, snapped at war-like training exercises as
the Army prepares to move in on Japan. The com-
bat infantrymen, shown above in action as an
automatic rifle team, are veterans of the Euro-
pean war, now touring the country in "Here's
Your Infantry" units. For other news of the
"Here's Your Infantry" show, see page 1 of this
HE OLD DAYS
Was WAVE Pharmacist Mate
coach Worked for Orthodontist
physi- "Why did I come into the Navy?
welfare I'm still asking myself that," was
civilian PhM2c Marguerite Richard's com-
tasks, ment when asked by the "Buc"
why she enlisted in the Navy.
"Honestly, though, I came in when
convinced m e
that they need-
ed dental assist-
ants," she ad,
enlisted in the
nan WAVES in Feb-
ruary of 1944;
Lt. s h e reported WAVE Richards
tor of aboard in July
hands of that year, and went to work
of ac- as an assistant in the station den-
pre- tal office.
uPers "I worked for an orthodontist
as, Lt. in civilian life," she added, "'but
Shigh- came into the Navy when I began
niver- to doubt whether I could still earn
Dur- a living out of the service." A
ted as member of Beta Sigma Phi, nation-
ng, he al business girls' sorority, she'd
like to get in touch with any other
members of the group on the sta-
7 Commenting that she'd like her
overseas travel to come after the
war, rather than during it, Rich-
ards said, "After the duration, I'd
like to take a trip around the
world on a tramp steamer; guess
I'd like to sail on that kind of ship
because I like tramps."
coached athletes in track and field
"Fishing was my other peace-
time occupation," Lt. Hannan re-
ports, saying, "You've got me
there," when queried about what
he wants to do following the war.
"Seriously, though, I'll probably
get into the same line of work
when I'm discharged."
Attention: Pool Sharks
Efforts are now being made
to inaugurate a pool tourna-
ment on the station, as soon as
the new pool hall is completed.
Interested personnel are urged
to file their requests with the
Athletic department or the Wel-
fare office in the near future,
so that tournament plans can be
discussed. Watch the sport pages
of the "Buc" for further devel-
PAGE SIX THE BUCCANEER JUNE 28, 1945
BEHIND THE SCENES AT NAS, VERO BEACH
Flight Office Center Of All Station Aviation Activities
-I'hoto by Goldston
The station's flight office, center of all aviation training depart- training. At lower left, WAVES Betty Buck and Ruth Yergin are
ment activities, supervises the instruction of all squadrons check- shown checking a squadron on its progress through a flight syl-
ing into Vero for advanced flight training. Known around the base labus. Behind them is one of the several bulkhead charts used to
as the "room full of desks," "Flight" is under the direct supervision keep current data on students. In photo at lower right, Major J. E.
of Comdr. R. E. Harmer, USN, aided by a number of chief flight Decher, USMC, chief flight instructor for F7F marine pilots, is
instructors. shown sitting at far right. At left, his assistant, Capt. L. V. Dewey,
Photo at left shows Ens. James M. Hefferman, Ens. L. C. Salmons, USMC, assistant chief flight instructor for marines, is shown. The
Margaret Peto (office receptionist), Ann Vargo, and Lt J. R. WAVE pictured at right is Betty Buck; WAVE standing is Ruth
Herndon, occupied in routine business. At right, Comdr. R. E. Yergin. Lt. Comdr. J. S. Hill, USN, is chief flight instructor for
Harmer, USN, Superintendent, Aviation Training. Center inset Navy pilots, assisted by Lieut. W. E. Henry. Together, they make
picture is of Margaret Peto, civilian employee. Miss Peto checks all up all training programs for ATD. In charge of all Marine training
squadron members in and out of the station, as well as taking care is Major II. C. Hutchinson, USMC; assisting Comdr. Harmer is Lt.
of the final typing of all flight schedules for all flight groups in Comdr. A. M. Chamberlain, U1SNR.
by Milton Canif,. creator of "Terry and the Pirates"
IS SHE ASOUT MY HMM-YOU TAKE UPTHE
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HEIe,oIVE IT A A STADY CusEEZE..J.ST
FAST dO-EOUNP, HoLD Yo V SBEATH! NOW,
JUST FOR 51ZE.. LET FIRE A ROUNP FOR
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WHAT HAPPENED I 1 JL-TLr j.i'VFiEt -
rvou waE SRAPiN' WITH TOE i-'li-I1.i
BOrTOM THEI MORdlN!
GOING FOR A HIGH ONE
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As an interlude to softball games, sport enthusi- -Photo by Troup
asts on the station take on a little basketball for participating. Above, a group who got together
an afternoon. The games, played on outside courts, for an impromptu ball game, a daily scene on the
provide recreation and good exercise for all hands Vero courts.
Veterans' Beneits the end of the present war." Dis-
charges granted .such veterans
(Continued from Page 1) must he under conditions other
re-employment is applied for with- han dishonorable; length of duty
in 40 days after discharge.
in 40 days after discharge. must number ninety days or more.
Want to work for the govern- "Your unemployment must have
ment? Vets are eligible for five started within two years of dis-
extra points to be added to their charge or the end of the war. No
scores on civil service tests; for readjustment allowance is payable
disabled ex-servicemen, this ante for any week commencing more
is doubled. Certain extra advan- than five years after the war.
tages are available for work in Four weeks of unemployment
certain ratings; these may be as- allowance are permitted for each
certained by writing to the Civil month of active service following
Service Commission, Washington, mid-September, 1940; a maximum
D. C. of 52 weeks is allowed. If a man
Readjustment allowances are is totally unemployed, maximum
available for vets who are unable allowance is $20 a week; if under
to find a job as soon as necessary, partial employment, the differ-
To be entitled to such allowances, ence between the earned weekly
veterans involved "must have wage and $23 will be paid to the
served in the armed forces after veteran by the government.
September 16, 1940, and before For further information:
(1) See your former employer
within 401 days nater discharge;;
(2) Apply to the U. S. Employ-
ment Service office nearest your
(3) Apply to the Veterans' Ad-
ministration for training or re-
training for jobs; and
(4) See or write to the Em-
pleyment Commission (or Depart.
.nent) of your state for unemploy-
(Continued from Page 2)
love our wives deeply even though
we never kiss them, or that we are
crazy about swimming but we
never go near the water.
To be sure it is possible that one
can be religious without going to
church, just as it is possible to
dance without music.
.1JUNE 28. 1945
'The . .
By BILL GASQUE, Sie
Fishing locally has not been
-.ry good lately, although some
fl'-hermen have been able to catch
ar few grouper, mackerel or dol-
p'lin off Ft. Pierce in the last
ninth or so. Last week's rains may
;r..prove the fishing in the Indian
River somewhat; deep sea fishing
Iilewise may improve.
Some enthusiasts have reported
tlat the fishing's good in the ca-
'nals and pools near the Tampa
highway, as far west as bridge 25.
'-veral catches of large mouth
black bass have been brought
back from these fresh water pools
The season for salt water trout
has been officially closed for one
month, from 15 June to 15 July.
If any of these trout are caught,
they should be tossed back alive,
as fines ranging from $10 to $25
may be assessed offenders. All
other fresh- and salt-water fish
are on thel open season list.
Small amounts of fishing tackle
v. ill be available from time to time
at the Ships' Service store, includ-
ing reels, leaders, plugs, lines and
other equipment. Check the count-
ers for new merchandise, or see
Lt. J. E. Seals in the Ships' Service
Office for latest information on
Current station scuttlebutt is
Jliat there may be a "Fishing
Oerby" sometime in the near fu-
ure. Welfare department will fur-
rish tackle, but due to the short-
ige of rods and reels, fishermen
will have to supply themselves
ATTENTION ANGLERS: If
you have any good pictures of
catchess you've brought in recently,
bring the snapshots to Welfare.
The "Buc" will publish the best of
these in succeeding issue-s
Dance Band Forming;
New Members Wanted
A small dance band, under the
direction of J. F. Janish, AerM2c,
is now in process of forming, ac-
cording to the Chaplain's office,
which has extended an invitation
to interested personnel to apply
for openings in the group.
"While this unit has already
gathered some excellent talent
from among the personnel on the
station, a few additional members
would be welcome, especially a
bass violin player," it was stated
by band members, adding that ap-
plicants would be welcome for in-
terview at the Chapel.
SLost, Found, Buy, Sell
And Trade Department
FOR SALE: Man's bicycle, in excellent
condition. Package basket bolted to frame.
If interested, see Homer Fitch, Sle. Bar-
racks 5 (L), or telephone ACC office, 332.
FOR SALE: Pair of black rcsulation
Navy shoes, Florsheim-made. brand new,
size 94B. 1933 14th Avenue.
FOR SALE: CPO's gray jacket, new,
size 31. 1933 14th Avenue.
WANTED TO BUY; Anyone interested
in selling a motorcycle, contact Lt. Ar-
cand, room 180, JOQ.
FOR SALE: Brand new man's-style
ruby ring, large tone, with two diamonds
on side. Size 8i. $50. Telephone 217.
BEST BET: Want to trade $18.75 for
$25.00?,See your war bond office.
FOR SALE: One Motorola car radio.
Will trade for 17-inch tire. See W/O Leon-
ard Schoenberger, MNFOTD.
WANTED TO TRADE: T. W. Dustin,
RriMle, has a good medium weight flat
iron he would like to trade for someone's
electric fan or toaster, Phone AOC office,
FOR SALE: Diamond wedding and en-
gagemcnt riag set. See A. W. Neill, Y2c,
AT files, Hangar.
Who was that man I saw you
outwit last night?
Any man can have a wife, but
only an iceman can have his pick.
Blonde Vsitor: "Is Solomon in?"
Wife No. 994: "Yes, dammit -
I AUGUST DEADLINE
FOR WRITER'S CONTEST
FIVE WEEKS AWAY
August 1st has been announced
as deadline for the Writer's War
Board Navy Show Contest cov-
ering skits, sketches, blackouts,
monologues, M. C. patter or songs
a date only five weeks distant.
The War Board, sponsoring the
Navy Show Contest, which opened
1 May this year for all officer and
enlisted personnel of the Navy
Marine Corps and Coast Guard, is
offering a grand prize of $500 for
the winning entry. Prizes totaling
$2700 will be awarded for contest
entries. Announcement of prize
winners will be made 15 October
Manuscripts must be original,
unpublished except by military
agencies; and owned exclusively
by the contestant. They should be
addressed to the "Navy Contest,
Writer's War Board, 122 East
42nd Street, Room 509, New
York, 17, N. Y." Manuscripts
should be typed or written in
Contest judges include John
Mason Brown, Russel Crouse, Paul
Gallico, Max Gordon, Oscar Ham-
merstein II, George S. Kaufman,
Veronica Lake, minus the customary hair-do, is high on a list of
Vero candidates for "Girl I'd Most Like to be Out On a Limb With."
JUNE 28, 1945
THURSDAY, 28 June.
ABOARD-"The Brighton Strangler," with John Loder.
ASHORE-"The Big Show-Off," with Arthur Lake, and "Enter Arsene
Lupin," with Ella Raines. "Here's Your Infantry" show, Michael
FRIDAY, 29 June.
ABOARD-"The Sky's the Limit," a reissue, with Fred Astaire.
ASHORE-"Sing Me a Song of Texas," and "Murder, My Sweet," with
Dick Powell. Dance at Community House at 2000.
SATURDAY, 30 June.
ABOARD-"Thrill of a Romance," with Van Johnson and Esther
ASHORE-"Sing Me a Song of Texas," and "Murder, My Sweet."
SUNDAY, 1 July.
ABOARD-Catholic Services in station auditoriitm at 0900. Protestant
Services in Chapel at 1100. Movies 1800 and 2000: "Thrill of a
Romance," in Technicolor. Beach buses will leave the station for
the beach as on previously established schedules.
ASHORE-Fellowship Hour at Methodist Church at 2100. Movies: "To
Have and Have Not," with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
MONDAY, 2 July.
ABOARD-"That's the Spirit," with Jack Oakie.
ASHORE--"To Have and Have Not."
TUESDAY, 3 July.
ABOARD-"Back to Bataan," with John Wayne. "March of Time
ASHORE-"Waterloo Bridge," with Robert Taylor.
WEDNESDAY, 4 July.
ABOARD-"Back to Bataan."
ASHORE--"Waterloo Bridge." Beachland Festival Independence Day
Celebration, Beachland Hotel, 1800-2400. Swimming, dancing,
THURSDAY, 5 July.
ABOARD-"I'll Tell the World," wibi. Lee Tracy.
ASHORE-"I Love a Mystery," with Roy Bannol and- "'igli -Chiin
Girl," with Maxie Rosenbloom.
FRIDAY, 6 July.
AB'OARD-"Cover Girl," with Rita Hayworth.
ASHORE-"Topeka Terror," and "Tarzan and the Amazons," with
Johnny Weissmuller. Dance at Community House at 2000.
SATURDAY, 7 July.
ABOARD-"Along Came Jones," with Gary Cooper and Loretta Young.
ASHORE-"Topeka Terror," and "Tarzan and the Amazons."
SUNDAY, 8 July.
ABOARD-Catholic Services in Station auditorium at 0900. Protestant
Services in Chapel at 1100. Movies 1800 and 2000: "Along Came
Jones." Beach buses will leave the station for the beach as on
previously established schedules.
ASHORE-"A Song to Remember," with Merle Oberon and Paul Muni.
MONDAY, 9 July.
ABOARD-See Plan of the Day for movie schedule.
ASHORE-"A Song to Remember."
TUESDAY, 10 July.
ABOARD-See Plan of the Day for movie schedule.
ASHORE-"The Fighting Guardsman," with Willard Parker.
WEDNESDAY, 11 July.
ABOARD-See Plan of the Day for movie schedule.
ASHORE-"The Fighting Guardsman."
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Christopher La Farge, Frederic phones"! New wooden booths were
March, and Hobe Morrison. built; old 'booths were appropri-
For further details, address War ated and installed; operators and
Writer's Board, care of the address attendants were recruited from a
given above, nearby office; public address sys-
tem writing tables, stationery
Telephone Tale were provided. Soldier reaction to
lep le Tales the record-breaking job: A Chap-
lain, after talking to his three-
A soldier telephone center was year-old son, exclaimed, "This is
built in 41 hours at Charleston one day of my life I shall never
Harbor, enabling 1400 men to forget!"
"call home" in eight hours. A used
switchboard was added to the ".ex- A little spoon has often led to
tensive available facilities two a whole lot of silver.
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