Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: May 8, 1945
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville -- Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Coordinates: 30.235833 x -81.680556 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
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8 May 1945 8 May, 1945


An Activity oMe Naval Air Operational Training Command



To Tokyo'' On With JobIs

Is Theme At ObjectiveOf

This Station I It> '.,; :: >- Navy Men

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Emphasizing\ the necessityof i i' \ \ Official announcement of
stepping\ up homo front I I<
victory in Europe] was made
activity if the war against |
Japan| H to be successfully |I this morning in a joint statement -
prosecuted: with a minimum released by President
loss of life and concluded in Truman and PrimeIinistel':\
the shortest possible: time, Churchill
naval officers, enlisted j perf'onnl'l -
The announcement of V-E
l awl civilian: at this:
unrelenting Day which followed a weekof
Station today urged -
prosecution of the war rumor and unprecedented
effort as V-1' Du was proclaimed I surrender of individual Ger-

man armies, brought to an
Hear' Admiral! 1 Kalph: P Da- J41S.L Y
end one-half of the greatestwar
vison, Chief of Naval; Air Op- ,
\ in the of the
\ history
erational Training, with -
United States and of the
) here, released a message -
from Admiral Ernest J wol'ld.
King Commander-in-C, IS A statement simultaneously -
Meet, and Chief of Naval released by Fleet Admiral
(The complete
s Operations Ernest J, King, commander
._ text of Admiral King's message
; in-chief of the L. b, Fleet,
,J '. may be found at t the toP
of page two). :; set the tone of the official
The Chief of Naval Air On.. ,, Navy reaction to the news,
ational Training also dclared < which was: On with our job
that 'The weliorne -there remains to be conquered -
I the entire Japanese
news from Europe is: a pro
found relief to all of Us z zn nation
the kind of relief that comes In line with the Navj's policy -
in victory alter a long, hard FULT ADM. ERNEST o KING + F1EET ADM. CHESTER WNIMITZ of (continuing the Japanese -
struggle It means: the end : war on an all-out basis,
of death and the horror of no noliday was declared atNAS
war to all the weary i peoples Jacksonville and except -
of Europe it means: they On With Our Job for a brief radio pio-
can start to rebuild their des gram fur station personnel

(oniine'I" Oil. !I'ago T"n work' was continued as usual.
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Poge Two JAX AIR) NEWS 8 May. 1945

rJru i All Chilian Nurkrrs:

tctifral Eisenhower- has amicumft'tl Hit cessation! of organized resistance! in Europe. A thrilled: and grateful nation is

jnstithtbly proud of all who made accomplishment! ) possible.!

nut this is total \\'ar-global I war. \Ye are but halfway to complete victory.{ There remains 'to be conquered the entire

Japanese} nation. :\It.uft' still t lighting :and still dying and will continue to ti ht anti to die in the hard push to Tokyo.

The casualty lists tell the story, tragic i yet glorious) of the lighting men's will to win\ unconditional victory no matter

nhat! the cost. We have a !'oIOlel11J1l'oml} H.t With these men. The road that lies ahead demands from each of us a matching

determination and unity of effort that t will shorten the time during which sacrifices must eontinue. '

Today every Corker !should re-dedicate himself and herself to the task of providing) these men with the I n'-po"'t'r they

nettl to !smash the remaining enemy. To dt'hnow in celebration of past success would be "fatal to carefully made plans..

\VV 'unlwt-antl must not-pause in discharge of our duty so long as a Jap remains a threat to the life of a single soldier or

Mil tic! r.

Let each of us get on with our job. .


Fleet Admiral, I'SN,

Commander in Chief, U. S. Fleet< ,

Chief of Naval Operations
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possible: loss( \ in human )life"
On' To TokyoIs
Theodore Fritch, Jr.
Chief Clerk Theodore
Theme At ,
Flitch, Jr., known to his thousands -

of friends ;us "P:IJ'P.\' '"'
This Station
Fi itch, is a veteran Navy man

lY iliiH4l from 'an1 although not a member the

abated cities and homes( and armed service, and fiom his

c mt mire follow' the ways ot vast t e.xpei'fence he know .|.

111,tltfll and secuiitv."Hut what t'ncle Swm faces in t tiv-

is. a (different lot mg to overcome Jap resistance i t-
w e mole 'extei'minat- in the Pacific. "The news

iiig' to do and with the help of the capitulation of lei-;

of God I find the gallant spirit : man, today will undoubte.lly

demonstrated by our people, cause :a I general let-down' all

Die, day of total victory i is not along the line and many |'i-0-

J be)oiid our, vision." pit will be prone to relax in
their effoits in the
Ilefeiiing: to the statement winningof
the: war: ht' declared
liy Admiral King, Hear: Ad-
"We have .just reached thehalt'wny
wia 17
iiiiial Davison said, 1 ask > I
point in this war
filch of you to use this statement a I and the: Japanese empiiv is:;

as a personal guide in ., still to I be !brought. to their
IlL., I knees Thetefoie. it behooves
jour woik. 1 ask you not to
falter for t11'I.zI I each anti every one of theeiyilian
flag or it'you continue -
!t1tJ' f ,/.J-I employees: of this! station -
your splendid spirithtoiy I : to remain at his post of

\ and the peace to follow (rLAP :+ERPERT E Ri G4Nrender. !, R AOM. RALNJ E DAVI5CN ; duty and 7edoiible his efforts
will be .
certainly ours. > I in order, that the :sevond phaseof
Copt. Herbert E. Regan '- -- the be
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Captain J Herbert I E. Megan, I wanting to get back to our (' more supplies than would ordinal I a I'IJt't'd.t'IHI..

commanding officer, emphasized '\' 'men and civilians; i normal way of life. But we 'ily he needed for operations "The civilian employees

the fact that it marked of the Jacksonville Naval Air can't quit now -we: can't even involving a similar number } must: ( remember t thai t I theyaie

the condition of only one Station what has been I I let up. That's just what the of men. Jt i il! my sinceebelief an iitlegial I : I pail of the
phase of the global wa"I' but Naval service, and without
that will
said about our Japanese enemy Japs want up to do. more supplies
iliiit we should keep' in mind t their continued loyalty and
: 1 because Le needed in the Pacific l than
is' true. know "The VKlay: I want
the fact that war in the Pacific support: of t the Navy unfitthe ,.
less than three months ago I is the where the in the ]Kuio-;
i il" not child's play. i fo see one weie necessary biller end, they will
"The welcome: news of the was out theme fighting them. 'E' stands 1'01'III our enemies pean theatre of operations. It have failed in their mission.No .

eiid( organized' resistance in 1 was in the combat area foiover -not just t half. I think i is up to the home front to pl'O- chain is stronger: than

Kuiupe, while not unexpected I a'eal' aboard a small we ought to celebrate oui \ ide those supplies.' its weakest t link, so never
i it' definitely cheering and isgratefully European victorySUrehut : let it be said that we, the
and fought
escort carrier, we ought to celebrate it 1 believe that I can
received b.all of we civilian: emplovees, pmvid-!
us., Capt. Iegan: dec. In: led. I them all the way across the I h" le-dedicating ourselves: speak with the authority t of ed that weak link"

"Jt maths! the victorious' conclusion Pacific from the Maishalls to to the job of making: final experience. With the A The above statements weiebioadcast
the Philippines. When you do victory tome as soon as possible '
I 1st )
of one phase of this Compunv oxer a Jacksonville
that you learn about Japs. :; And that goes for 1 stood in
global. war an important| 7th the mud and radio station this moimng,:' at
t phase l' it's true but w*> must ""The'it tough/: crafty, you civilians. loo. You'rejtrt slime of iiiadalcanal; in November II:!:> and l many depaitments
iiot let our! exuberance over I and-above all I"ana tic. ( a ; much a part of this of Hit 2. When I on the station hooked up office -

tile final defeat of the Nazi They don't know what the war as we aie."llemember joined t tha. group t they were I :and hangar+ loud/ speakeis
war machine blind us to the word 'quit'| means. AlmoMevei : it vvas:; the t the most t pitiful men 1 have to the broadcast so that it
who stalled, this
fact that the war in the Pacific ')" one of t them would Japanese: ever seen-feet rotten, :so could be heard by as many
hm'lIt Pt'adHal'hol'
is:; not child's play. willingly; sacrifice his life whole: thing \\ t'a f'hum. combat t t that t personnel' as:; |Mis.sihle.After .
"it i is being: fought/: far before he would :';lender.. TIlt'til'tetl, they could hardly hold their the broadcast: "Hl'CllHplt.tl'cl.

from (the Source of sup "1 wish :any of you who got to finish it. Andthere's do !: eyes open, without; enough, : officers, men ,
ollIone to
think the Japs; will be easy place ) sense remaining: fo gel: out Waves: ami civilians returned'
pros-cution could have stood on the deck that-in Tokyo. of t the walei t -but even to their jobs as usual

rot'n.III (the ships i all t the of our carrier just before the Pfc Travis M. MorganPfc. ? then*lIvpli..s were coming, )

planes, all the aims and all I landings at Lingayen Gulf Travis. lol'g'anho through, and Ihose supplies '(11.rI "'-7\ )
.the effort 1 t that we can put and watched! their suicide was with the Maiines on must continue t to comeIhiough. _C'.
. forth t planes trying to get through ((;IIwlal(': nal about the time t /: 'I. liai'Uiu'k. Oltiir( rrlr..i.d l O.'
""'hilet' feel extremely to us. Theie's' nothing 'easy' the usual story was "too little "The Japanese are excellent Io11.Minr iicr Hi tin.I..r..teliun for \-t; I'..' .I..er-
)proud and thankful over this about those( boys.' They weie and; too late," knows what i lighters-they have: more pa- \liiiiilIII .I.oil. Ihr: l-nllirr, lit UK ell,
cheerful news: I feel that any actually TKYlNCJ: ; to k i ill I I it means to keep the supplie, ieiue than anv other men\ in wr. iillrr..r lluiikkKitinit iii ''r..",. liiiinhlr fur glue limrU\I, II.i.nrtinn ',

celebration or relaxation ,;four themselves: all they want flowing to the Pacific. "Fellow he world. After numeiou .hrft.r( I.run. n.-rr.'r Ilir Unit,ill, -lor. il..t
war effort is definitelyout ed was a chance to take us iighteis for freedom-:seiviupersonnel Utacks\ in foice on Ciuadalca-; I Lit 1."rr.then. I..ml..r h, r ...our,..1...r rr/rink n.in.iulnr.. ( II"I" .
of place until Japan has with them. That's the kind and, ( civilians) alike,' lal: they made (us come to' ...r I 110.tlirir kiiinliii-k' ,nil iii.'.n f tlir(hose.(ll4r Mho it ImirHIn ,furilium
tteii beaten into unconditional of enemy the Jap i is.'Don't said Moigai,. "V-K: Dais, not hem-stood. hmill waited ? '.' Inrilniii. Imill. II Iml liltHi -
r- l in then,. ,end MM.) Hit Hi'ltliltlit -
gnmndtr."I 1 think I'm not gladto .1 day for pleasure making 'tile! then picked us off. It was olmiH iii.n (linn Ion.u-i..
ask and l confidently: ex- hear that the war in ( ;leiniany '- Along with millions of othei 1 1nwl' he same elsewhere as wemshed dl.inr. "'Ir.'''llh''II'Iul., '' end, wr beeline,.rll' 'Ihrr oar, wish ronr.dr.'shy.
pect all personnel of the Naval I 11111) that tin them off the islands ,
has been. declared officially :\ l'ans glad .u 111'- 'I. rprtnIhr
\ i'rllili. tHriVi'irk iiVil .
Air !Station both. Naval and u\ l'I'-1 I am. I'm glad (var in Europe has (ended, fit "They've got a big: ;|imyilispeised .liinik.iiiiln I".r.. : hrl.I'or -
civilian to take this news in it will the lives of .."r.. "1".' ,.. lill( "I' r..
because it means that\ w e'1'e save ninny I over a wide section / Ilir m Ill. ".I.in. I nun nlirini, our
stride defer any celebrationsu that much closer! to pence and .American boys' but we face a t If territory ]It'll take a lugIt' nilp, .lnil..| ..I..", .oiiif. fur 'I lln.ii. II
filwI'idoJ'Y., and stick final victorv. It means: thatwe determined and tril'lfot. > in risen provided;. with a lot ol .Lord.niltour, ( r ..tir'Insure'il hiMtti-n mill. our mill. .lrin mrlh..Oi"ml,
wholeheartedly, to the job of can now( turn all OUT ef'tom the Pacific. supplies, : to wipe them (1IIt- 1'rr"'. ... ,I..ul liil.r (Iidr./ IKlitii 1 iiI1 0
OKI 11' I lli.k-
nl.l.l.nn.' i.I kli.llilul' ( ?
Jlupr'4II'tingthe war in the ts against) the Japanese+ "The .'Iulof the war in Eu- 11n(1t 1(' them out we mut t nr.... I nliclii M our "",,,1. end l In-
Pacific./ and believe me they'ie going+ : lope simply means that the for they aie not afraid to die.so III Ilene Ihr our de.will.. ,11.1 1 I..I.suulrl..h.. mil-mi" liiMnril unr I..1.II.*.

Alfred M. Casey. Jr.. AOMlc to need it-ami for a good! hulof\ our aimed foices will I long as t they can take one iriiilil hiiri/iin end bins of tiiliirt in lie mill iUnilil. |irmr.l.nnlr ... ,
Alfred M. Casey Jr.. AO. I- long time. I lit' shifted to the Pacific. Sujt- it'us with t them. ,.r Imllli, to iik klrikr endr 1' .
Ihr .11..1.1. .... .
u1 III. .I..r, r.J
lc, who knows what it's like "I've got a family up in : pJ.Iillt,1'' over that vast ex-I "That i is whv' V-K: I Day, cannot .i..1..rr reel,, Ihr. kiilirriiim iii, '.! I
.water will be seveiel.v 1111'111' 111..1 IIr men ,.,..,....... ill in' iulrbleIre'dum .
1o War the whine of bullets' Ualtimoie that I want to go : )panse ( hilt the t tightening, rod Ir.hi.nrd, i. 110, I........
and) MI lap "suicide"planes\ home to-and a gill I wantto : strained. \ -1Hay; does. of {belts, the re-douhling( olon dr.tlord. lur... +nm.llrl. I./e ..ilh. .h......
living: at you said that the mHrI" '. I have a kid. brother not mean t that we at h..nw- i' efforts to ''uI'Jlhdl.1I1, 1\( fr- Peril Ilir'. ..rd...nC vl IhrI'll'Hit mlUul.ll.ur .rpu.llrtel. Ihe
enemy in the Pacific duc! :+n't in the Army Air Foice 1 civilian and seivice |eisonnel whelming supeiioiily' ot the rro.rr ill i.od. Ike I h.I",1. of .rl.rli. ...
*n"| Mr lUnuiiK >H.nl vf 'Iii "IrllHim -
J now the!. meaning of the 'and a twin sister... in Hit :'alike- can let dow n. iii'lfnicnts) of l wit i if'! we are 'e !,<. Kr| |. rPnut rill end e !. .I..J-.
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vvonl) "quit," and each ot tht'I] VVAVKS. I IHllt to see them j "'1'1)(' teiy Jt ltllJ't: fir the Pa to gel the conflict in the Pacific end in4 In.UktiHi.11. lhi ilrl.| ..prrlrit, i h./l
Japes! would willingly sae'i'ifice I :again. 1 know there are lots f tic v\n-imphibHius' ,es ovei with in tIll'' shoilcstof I Ur ..A tu.i.r l>.li-..1.|. Mir....li J..n.
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Summary Of d, On_ J To Q Japan r 1 MATT Rededicated To

European WarGermany 1 4hyar t y Goal Of Complete Victory

looses blitz on Poland

in September of 1939. Great Britain T tltlrh9 r vDay at NATTC day which will live
and France declare war on a forever in the

Germany. KiicFiswl memories of the thousands of officer, enlisted and civilian

1940--Germany attacks Norwayand personnel attached to this command-a day we had all looked
Denmark. Follows with Invasion .
of Belgium and the Neth- forward to-had prayed for-a day for us to celebrate the

erlands. British forces evacuate rnGnttlxt rtes Allied victory in Europe ; a day for us to pause for a moment ;
Dunkerque. Nazis crack Maginot
Line take Paris in June. French a day for us to take stock, ge.t our bearings and then go

warships at Oran attacked by forward ; a day to rededicate ourselves and strengthen our

assault British. on Luftwaffe Britain. opens Italians aerial invade efforts ; a day to look forward to final victory in the Pacific,

British Somaliland. Japan and ultimate world peace.
Joins Axis followed by Slovakia,
Hungary and Romania. Italy attacks At 1030, 8 May, all personnel at Naval Air Technical

Greece. Training: Center stood by their stations, awaiting an announcement
1911-reave pact signed by it
Germany and Russia In January. front Capt. J. B. Lynch, Commanding, NATTC.

Nazi overpower Yugoslavia. Without fanfare, but in a voice commanding the reverent "-

less declare drop war* on on Scotland.Russia in :Nazi June. attention of all hands, Captain Lynch read a statement winch

Finland join Germany against had been issued by Ernest J. King, Fleet Admiral, USN, Com-

Rula. Britain and Russia unite mander-in-Chief U. S. Fleet and Chief of Naval
again Germany, Roosevelt, Operations.The .
Churchill feign Atlantic Charter. statement, read over the Center's public address system,
Nazis. gain In Russia. Jape hit ssoawtw, 'said :
rear Harbor United State declares ,

war on Japan, German, Nut Japan. Above map shows area where the United State "General Eisenhower has announced the cessation of
Italy. and Its Allies will bring a tluff"dull'ont'lullon to World War 2. A i .
organized resistance in Europe. A thrilled and
1942 British Germans battle in grateful nation -
long, bitter struggle face 114 In the Far Y.a..t. But we're on our
Libya. U. S. troops make initiallandings May and won't stop until we force unconditional surrender upon is justifiably proud of all who made this accomplishment
in Ireland. Reds drive
Huns back.:-Mutual aid pact signed -Japan.- ---- possible,

I by U. S.raid, Russia Dieppe.Allied Red coun Commandoes Summary Of Progress Here "But this is total war-global war. We are but half

ter-assault checks Nazis near Stal. way to complete victory. There remains to be conquered

incrrad. Montgomery hurls foe the entire Japanese nation. Men still
and still
back at El Alamein. Yanks, Tom- 1!1415 ()- are fighting
mica invade French North Africa. Oct., NAS Jacksonville, commls- sumed full through juiUdlctlon Chief of Funds NAFechTra to beI'ecell't"d dying and will continue to fight and to die in the hard pushto
cloned with plan for Trade Schools"underlay
French scuttle fleet at Toulon to ; Cornell'. Junlus L. Cotton, rather than the Sixth Naval District. Tokyo.
foil Germans. Darlan assassinated. 'SNRet( ), Officer-In-(Charge: Lt. Project' of seven barracks underway
crack Comdr. W, USNR, Executive 10 Feb. Name officially changed toNaval
Russians M. Wells
1943---Stubborn Officer. Air Technical I Training, Center "The casualty lists tell the story, tragic yet glorious,
f Nazis at Stalingrad. Germans, 11 Feb. Dispensary and )Medical Department -
Italians defeated in North Africa. 2 1941-' Maun. Classes convened In Aviation separated from NAS. of the fighting men's will to win unconditional victory no
15 Feb.. BuPers
approved transfer
Air power levels Pantelleria. Allies lit Mate Metalsmllh Schools.and Aviation Machln- of NTSchool <( Mussolini out. from Naval Ground, .,
invade Sicily. Proving Dahl-
In Aviation
1 April Classes convened
Sicily mopped up. Russians on Radioman and Avatllon Oidnanceman gren Va. men. The road that lies ahead demands from each of us a
1 March Class C Bombsight Schoolat
march. Unconditional surrenderby (AI 30) Schools July, Klrnt Continuant of foreign Dahlgten transferred heie. matching determination and unity of effort that will shortenthe
Italy. Italy declares war on I April, Ship Service separated from
students RAF aboard for
( reported NAS. time which such
during sacrifices must continue.
Germany in October Allies capture training
S Technical I
22 Lt. Comdr. (later Comdr.) April Training Department
Sept ;
Three meet at
Naples. Big with Lt. Comdr,
organized (
Ronald D. I L'SNR' relieved now
Y "Today worker should re-dedicate himself and
Teheran Comdr. Cotton as I'giflc n- h Comdr.). J. E. Walrath at Superintendent every

l il-If. *. Army Air Force 'SNR Dec,, Lt.relieved Comdr Lt., Paul Comdr J. Leaven M. W.. 5 July .Beaming of return to single herself to the task of providing these men with the firepower

make hatter first Germans raid on, invade Berlin. Reds Romania Wells 1942Feb.-as xecutl\e" Officer. shift 3 Oct.by .schools.Captain Joseph B. Lynch, they need to smash the remaining enemy. To delay;

Poland, clear Crimea. chools',. Name to "Service changed Schoola"from ."Tiad First USNR.9 Oct.assumed, Aviation command.Ordnanceman (A) now in celebration of past success would be fatal to carefully

Allle gain In Italy, take Rome. Lieutenant's Department created Project Memphis School consolidated Tenn., and with Norman schools, Okla.at made plans. We cannot-and must not-pause in dischargeof
of 21 barracks under construeon. -
+ Eisenhower sends forces across new
11 Oct.
channel In greatest Invasion op- .E\ans Major reported(now Lt.aboard Col.) as WilliamT. Com School transferred from Ordnanceman Chicago. our duty so long as a Jap remains a threat to the life ofa

eration. Troop fan out from manding Officer of the newly formed 14 Dec.reorganized. Athletic and Into Welfare separate Department units. single soldier or sailor.
Normandy. Allies march through MarIne Aviation Detachment. 16 Dec.. Beginning of consolidation
France, liberate Paris. Allies shift 2 ,March six-day Schools week schedule went on, a two- of Aviation Machinist Male School with "Let each of us get on with our job."
3 land in Southern France. Red 29 April, Established as a separate Aviation Machinist Mate Schools at
trod tOil of Eat Prussia. U S. command' under NAS. OtCIrer-ln- haru' Memphis 22 Dec..and'Aviation I Chicago Metalsmlth School Captain Lynch preceded his reading of Admiral King's
title to Officer
fighter rip Siegfried Line, Invade and name changed of schools changed to "A 'la- School consolidated with Aviation Metalsmlth message with a few brief remarks, declaring: the occasion tobe
Germany In September. Ion Service Schools". < at Norman. "a solemn and
1 M4- very happy" one, pointing out that "we
May, Aviation Gunnery Officers'School I
air blew hits Nazis ait Jan., Establishment of NTSchool
5,000 Biggest plane raid In single day.Finland School(now) Initiated Aviation Ordnance Post office Off set Ien' I- tAlr craft Tun'etal.T ). must realize that this global war is only half over-possibly

sign armistice. Eisenhower u p. I School Feb. Aviation, Electrician Male less than half over." He called on all hands to rededicate
open winter "rh',.. U. I S. (now Aug Aviation, Bombslght Hie School Control established School). Mobile Ordnance Instruction themselves to termination of the global war.
Ninth to Hoer Detachment units began formation under
Army pushes \latlon Radar Operators School began -
River U, S. First, Third, :-Ie\'- classes 1 April Aviation Aviation Oidnanceman Storekeeper School.School Shortly after President Truman's proclamation had been
11 Chief of Natal Air Technical
Sept. -
< enth and Ninth Armies pound Training assumed direct charge transferred to this command from broadcast over all radio networks, it was announced over
German, Patton atop Nazi of all matters pertaining to Naval Air Alameda. Calif
the NATTC address that
public would
1 10 system
Technical Training Schools, except June Brigade Department dissolved a ceremony
offensive 1915-\ .,Driving Belgium.Russian troops matters directly under cognizance of Ing Department; reorganized, under new Train I be held in the open area just east of the Administration Building .
the Bureau of Supply and Accounts.
seize Warsaw in start of great win- 19 Sept., Beginning of six-day week (Radio M I July) School, discontinuance directed on completionof of NATS to be attended by all hands.

ter push. Cut off East Prussia, hedule.29 Lt. Comdr. Comdr.) present classes effective 25 Nov.)
Sept (now
For weeks the Commanding Officer and other officers
drive on Berlin. Germane in Bel- \V. H. Gushing USNR relieved Lt 31 July. Recruit Center officially ,
gium reel back. Soviets span Oder omdr.. Paul J. Leavens as Executive : NAS.transferred to this command' from i had quietly been making plans for this day-had planned

River, are 33 miles from Berlin. Officer.Oct., Assigned' to Naval Air Technl- 22 Aujc., Discontinuance'laoJI OC'a:{ Aviation a rededication ceremony which would have embodied all
Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin meet rat Command for adminialra'lion. Radioman l and )
Training the fervor of and
+ in Allies Operator Schools authored at con- J patriotic feeling gratitude, realization that
"complete agreement. 1943- clusion of present classes the is half which
war only won men and officers feel here.
tighten giant pincers on Germany. 1 Jan.. Effective this date, the Chiefof 11 Sept Searchlight Maintenance I
British flank Ruhr, drive to Rhine. Naval Air Technical Training arc Course established under Aviation That was the program which was to have taken place.
a Electrician Mate School supervision
Reds capture key German strong- 18 ,
Sept. First of Automatic
points, press closer to Berlin. deal death blow to Luftwaffe. Pilot School I convened. Shortly after the announcement of the open-air meeting

Americans cross Rhine in daring Americans reach Czechoslovakia, new 23 Fire. Control First class School convened which In the air was made, skies became completely overcast, and rain

I maneuver, uncover vast hoard of cutting Germany in half Hundreds soived and replaced the. Bombsight started falling. It was then that plans were changed, and
Nazi gold. Roosevelt death stuns of thousands of. prisoners School._
15 Oct., Detachments One and Two all hands were directed to stand by their stations, for Captain
nation. Truman U U S. taken in American-British offensive
president. of Crash Fire, and Rescue Training Lynch's statement which issued at 1030.
First and Third Armies drive to Reds seven miles from Ber- reported aboard. First 1 claw of Aviation was
heart of Germany. Ninth crosses lin. American-Russian juncture Electrician Mate (B) School con .
vened. Following his brief statement officers students and
Elbe River, 50 miles from Berlin. Imminent Reds storm into heartof ,
31 Oct. Transfer of the Recruit Center members of Ship's Company well civilians at the Center
Four Russian armies 16 miles from Berlin, achieving long sought to Memphis Tenn., underway, to as as
German capital. Allied airmen goal be completed 25 Nov., 1944. turned to, carrying on their usual routine.

. Students Study, Work Hard To Help Speed Victory

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class, in the hangar and on the line-students at NATTC are working hard in order to help speed complete and final victory. The value of

technical training in the war cannot be over-estimated, and NATTC turns out highly skilled technicians. At left fe a class room shot of the

Aviation Electrician's Mate School; center, the AOM hangar; right, "on the line.


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