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Page Two JAX AIR NEWS 13 Oct. 1955

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Publittud every Thurirtty for Nary and IWtne activities at Name Air
Station. Jacksonville, FU.
NAb, JaekaarWe ..:
Comdr. John N. Myen ... Commanding Officer .: ;.. ':..; '[:""
fVtt Air jMkM.*Ul. iI i i... ,' Have you seen the display of
Rear Adm. Delbcrt S. Cornwtll .. Commander I :
Capt. Richard o Greene' Chief ot SUUgapt new merchandise at the Country
: ,
fleet Air WUr KUe : Store? Many new item
rank..So Younr ,. Commander .z '! are being
>. llejrer Chief Staff Officer r..t./ received Almost daily. Now
Air Tcckalcal Tr UI.c Cater
Capt Henry C. Commanding Officer ___ w hand include many plastic ads
Comdr. Edward W. Bishop ecuUOttlC'et' .. ; ;
Naval lUipttU \: : polyethelene item such as mixing
cape Benjamin N. AM Commanding Officer .
Capt. U A. Newton --.L ., __ Executive; Officer .:. bowls refrigerator containers refrigerator -
NABTU decanters,
rapt Wilson R. Dartlrtt Command! Officer ". pitchers fun
Comdr. Laurence *. SteHcnhagen __ Executive Officer '!' nels, dispensers, flatware, trays,
!'iii;; '
..!',''.....,.....'.I."..,...'.. .. baby baths, dish pans, waste baa.
The JAX AIR NEWS la published weekly at the U. S. Naval Air Station
Jacksonville. Florida I and printed commercially with non-approprUted funds \ ; ;: kets, towel holders, curtains and
at no expense to the government and In compliance with NAVKXOS l'-35. Rev. 1 W .t .; ;' the like.
Nov 1945. Copies are distributed free of charge at the Naval Air Station the ... : ; & : : ., '
Naval Air Technical Training Center Naval Air Reserve Training Unit and the ,' '
U. S. Natal Hospital. *, ; Other items include scotch

Editor-Andrew II. Plane (',/ freezer tape? can openers, kitchen
Asx't F.dltor-Bt'cla Moore Staff Rl-portf'n-Jack Holmes, nil; Marlon
Ctacra JO3; Nancy Ward, SN: ; Joe UarzlUl. YN2. gadgets kitchen knives'and tools,

C The JAX AIR NEWS is a member of the Armed Forces Press Service. LUCKY'DEPOSITOR John B. Inabinet center) was caughtin brushes, brooms mops, chinch:!
AFI'S written material permission appearing of Armed In this Forces publication PITHS may Service.not Republlcatloa be reprinted of withoutthe other the art of making a deposit in the Naval Air Station Bank bug killer, lawn sweeper, power
mutter, t-icept by service publications. Is prohibited without permission ol Facility when he was accosted by manager Ed Clements (left). No, tools and croquet nets.
Editor JAX AIR NEWS. it was not due to a rubber check. Inabinet had just made the
83-16.E 216 r and offices 81M. located Main Administration Building. Phone extenslonaCommand 500,000th deposit,since the banking facility was established in Watch the Main Store too for
1943, and unwittingly had.w.n'a $SO saving bond. Looking is new items. Recently received area
head teller R. A. Yordan, who had just accepted the deposit. very popular 3-speed automatic

Officials Tender SaluteOn record player, a new line of Sam-

Receives $50 Bond For sonite luggage ladies electric razor -

Station's 15th Anniversary and an attractive ladies watchat
a low price.1 With
very the
500 000th Bank DepositJohn
(As Naval Air Station Jacksonville prepares to celebrate Its Christmas season approaching, be

15th anniversary, messages of tribute and salute have been extended Jnabinet in on the alert for gift items.
by the commanding officers of the commands based here). supervisor are still military personnel, but I .
the Disbursing Office, Fiscal Department in the past two years more civil-
"On the occasion bf the fifteenth anniversary of the Guild Group Offers
got a nice surprise this ians have accounts here than
Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, may I extend my heartiest
congratulations to all personnel, both military and civilian, week when he made a deposit in ever before. Slice In Prices

whose efforts have achieved such outstanding success in the the Station bunk facility and was During World War II most of The Guild Players, a Jacksonville .

mission of this air station. Since its inception in 1940, the awarded a $50 E Bond by bank the bank's services consisted in repertoire group, is offeringa

Naval Air Station has become a powerful unit of our coun- manager and assistant cashier Ed cashing pay checks. Today busi- special reduced price to Naval
try's military organization, and the center of the largest
personnel for the Sunday mat
at the is
O. Clements. : ness facility more sta-
concentration of naval aircraft in the Atlantic Fleet. inee performance, Oct. 16, of its
In addition to this excellent military reputation, the The reason for the surprise ble with more people utilizingits opening play "King of Hearts."

Naval Air Station enjoys a unique relationship with the city award is that his deposit was the I full services'than ever before.

of Jacksonville. The citizens of Jacksonville and the person 500,000th made since the bank facility The facility handles N.,'Y.- drafts; The Broadway hit comedy will

nel of the Naval Air Station have cooperated and worked was established at NAS Jax' money orders; traveler's checks; be presented at the Fairfax Theatre

together through these years to realize an understandingof in 1943. I E bonds, and collections on other located at Popular Point,

mutual problems for the benefit of all. To quote Clements the facility I banks. No charge is made for 4120 Herschel. St., Oct. 14-21. Sin-

To all of who have contributed to this success cashing government checks. Certain gle admission seats for the Sun-
you my "kind of snuck in, with a staff
charges are made, however,, day matinee may be obtained for
sincere congratulations on this anniversary. I look forwardto of two tellers and three book
years of continued progress for the Jacksonville Naval keepers. We didn't make much ; for cashing personal checks, according $1.50 plus tax at the box office, a
Air Station." > to the balance maintained 'reduction of $1.00 from the regu-
splash because weren't
we too
> by the depositor. lar price. The curtain at
near .Adm. D. S. Cornwell sure how it would work out." It goes up
Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville Since 1943 the banking 1430.
worked out fine, needless to say, space
evidenced by the present 18,000 has been expanded the building The subscription for the sea

"In expressing my wishes on the birthday of a great customers a month. Most of these equipped with air conditioning, son, which includes five plays is
Naval Air Station, I offer my congratulations not only to and the staff increased to five $10 plus tax. Box Office Phone
the leaders who have made their tellers and eight
military possible, through bookkeepers. EV 74394.
efforts, the fulfillment of the high Naval traditions that accompany All Saints Choir,

an installation of this size, but also to the civic Band
leaders of Greater Jacksonville who have made the serviceman To Perform Art Mooney's Band To Fill

at home:' Saturday EveningPreceding I

Capt. E. J. S. Young, .
Commander Fleet Air Wing 11 the address by Dance Dates Oct. 18 -19
s Secretary of the Navy.Charles

"The Commanding Officer of the U. S. Naval Hospital S. Thomas Saturday at 2000 in One of Jacksonville's favorites,
extends greetings and best wishes to the U. S. Naval Air the auditorium of the George
Art Mooney and his orchestra I the fabulous stories of show busi
Station Jacksonville Florida its fifteenth The Washington Hotel, a 20-minute
on birthday. will appear at the Station for I ness. Mooney dreamed of fronting
hospital stands ready to be of aid and assistance when musical program will be given two-night stand Oct. 18 and 19.a I big-time bands. Sometimes while
needed." by the 40-voice A Cappella All
Mooney and his making ads for
"Honey Babe" up visiting name
B. N. Ahl.Commanding Saints Chapel choir the Jax I
Capt ,
band will play for an en11atedmen' bands, he would put his own name .
Officer Naval Navy Band and a special rem
hospitalS dance Oct. 18 from 2000- in place of the real leader, Just to
dering of the national anthemby
2400 at King Hall Building 563, see how it would look. One day a
"From the 4,000 officers-and men at the Naval Air Ltjg( ) Rose Coleman and will provide music for the I playful "switch" of this type went
Technical Training Center the lusty offspring of the Soloing for the choir Paul officers' dance Oct. 19 from 2030- through by mistake and an ad

Naval Air Station and now one of its largest components Spoelstra, HN3, of the NAS 0030 at the O'Club. I which was supposed to announce

I wish to extend my heartiest congratulations on the Sta I Jax Infirmary will sing "In Novelty tunes have long been the appearance of Glenn Miller
tion's 15th birthday which will be celebrated this Saturday. The Still Of The Evening." Lt one of the forte's I
of "That Genial come out to herald the appearanceof
Without the basic 'parent' of the Naval Air Station, (jg) David Scholtz of the Na- Irish Gentleman" I '
one Art' The incident
Art Mooney.
it Is a certainty there would be no Naval Air-Technical Train- val Air _Technical Training has
skillfully combined entertain- cost him his job but also launched
ing Center here, as the two groups are so closely related. Center, will sing the "Battle ment with dance music i his career.
With its primary aviation, advanced training and officer Hymn Of The Republic."' .Mooney is

aviation training, NATTC plays a vital role not only in the The choir is directed by Paul ing some of the currently old Inject-

Air Station but in that of the City of Jacksonville and en Hamil PN3, of Fleet.Air Jack- ler trademarks into Glenn his music.Mil-

virons.Once sonville. :Mooney's rise to
again, on behalf of the sailors and marine students, -- is one of

support and ship's company personnel and its officers, I "The Naval Air Station has, in the 15 years since it was

offer felicitations. on this 15th birthday." commissioned, become one of the most important air stations

Capt. Henry C. DeLong,. in the Navy..As the hub of the vast Jax Navy'
Complex the
.. Commanding Officer ,
Naval l Air Technical Training CenterS Naval Air Station is fast becoming a major aviation center

equal to any on eithercoast."This .

"On behalf of the officers and men of the Naval Air Station will continue to maintain a traditional
Reserve Training Unit and its attached squadrons, I take of achievement in keeping with the highest

this opportunity to express our gratitude for the wholehearted the naval service. Let standardsof
me urge all hands, as they have
support afforded this command. The excellent cooperation
so ably in the
past 15 years, to continue to act
and assistance given by you 'our parent station' same loyalty, efficiency and vigilance
leaves nothing to be desired. Congratulations 'on your fif- reputation of this Station so that" has made the

teenth anniversary with every best wish for your expanding. outstanding.

future.." Comdr. John N. Myers,

:. Capt. Wilson R. Bartlett, Commanding Officer

.,,," : Commanding Officer 'p" : NASJackson\'ilJe
Naval Air .Reserve Training: Unit ,
a Art
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13 Oct 1955 JAX AIR. NEWS' Page Three 4

Navy To Strut 'Stuff '

Navy Mayport Requests FerryBe r'' Parade to Highlight.a'il it

MovedA Birthday Festivities !

request to move the north stk
All Jax Navy will participate Saturday in one of the
slip of the Mayport-Fort George most impressive military parades to be witnessed in Jack-

ferry crossing farther upstream sonville in a long tim .

along with an oIler to share the t', A vast display of colorful:
Marine Air
led by the Third
cost of the change with the State floats; a multitude of bands and Wing Drum and' Bugle Corps
has been made marching troops will form (
Road Department, 2,900 from Miami, followed by colors
Duval Ashley and Julia Sts. i
by the Navy. on
I massed by the Naval Air Reserve
That the present north slip is directly -. and be ready to start at 1100. The Training Unit; NAS Cecil Field, 4<

In line with the northwest parade will proceed up Julia to Naval Station. Green Cove

southeast runway .at Mayport,, Adams, turning west to Clay, Springs, NAAS Mayport, Fleet
south to Forsyth and east on For-
"constituting a hazard in which Air Jacksonville and the Naval
the Navy is interested removing : syth to Laura. At Laura it will Hospital.

." was the essence of a letter turn north to Adams, west to Hogan -
to the SRD from 'Comdr. H. S. and north down Hogan to TilE FIRST PLATOON of the

Young, commanding officer of s the dispersal point at Beaver and Emergency Ground Defense

the Naval Auxiliary Air Stationat Pearl. Force will be next in line, followed
by the Marine Barracks Color j
Mayport. LEADING TilE. PARADE. will
The SRD, finding it necessaryto t"-. ._ be the Jax Navy Band, and the Guard and the second Platoon of \
Harris formerly Chief of Marine Recruiting color guard. the Ground Defense Force. The 1
enlarge the slips to accommo- NEW SKIPPER Capt. William S. ,
date its new 35-car ferry, the Staff of Carrier Division One Is scheduled to arrive today to take Immediately following will be Overhaul and Repair Departmentfloat
to over as commanding officer of NAS Jax soon He will relieve the car of Secretary of the Navy civilian employees float,
Norfolk County, expected go Comdr. John Myers, who has been commanding officer since the
and Lee High School Band, followed
Charles S. Thomas, and his Ma-
into about March 1.
operation departure of Capt. John S. Thach in August
unit of 100 marching
Jacksonville Beach leaders have rine Guard. In succeeding cars
asked that the north slip be In Time For The Ceremonies Rear Adm. G. C. Crawford, Com- .civilian employees, the NARTU

moved to a location directly opposite mandant Sixth Naval District, float, and Green Cove Springs
the south slip. Rear Adm. Delbert S. Cornwell, Band will proceed in order. -

Comdr. Young in explaining Capt. Harris Arrives To Commander Fleet Air Jackson- Succeeding units include the

that Congress had appropriated"f ville, and other distinguished Navy Shore Patrol, Navy Recruiting
persons will appear. The entire Colors, Navy Recruiting
I i h t obstruction clearance"
g first unit will be closed with the float, the New Stanton High ,
funds to improve flight safety at Take Command Of NAS
the Mayport base and that an en- Jackson High School'Band. School Band, the Marine Regiment I
The second parade unit will be Staff, and the First Bat-
gineering firm has been hired to
make of the situation Originally expected to arrive'for duty as command. talion, Marine Regiment, with
a study ing officer of the Naval Air Station on November 1, Capt. Colors. These will be followed by '
the SRD relocatethe
proposes that William Stephen Harris will arrive early in order to participate Radar Bomb {he Marine Recruiting float, the
north ferry slip a mutually
in the 15th anniversary celebration of the Station. NAS Marines float, and Landon
aceptable point farther upstream.
Named;; to succeed Capt. JohnS. High School Band; the 2nd Battalion -
If this is done, he points out, Thach, who left his post here tion, Captain Harris participatedin Scoring UnitFormedHere Marine Regiment, the NAS
will include item in many operations, including the
the Navy an Harris is due
i inAugust, Captain Cecil Field float, the 3rd Battalion
Marianas actions at
the flight clearance project for
to arrive today. He will relieve Marine Regiment, the
the State of Floridafor Okinawa and Wake Island, the
Comdr. John N. Myers, who has NATTC and Operations Depart
any expenses incurred as the officer Moratl Campaign and the Battleof The U. S. Navy's first radar
been serving as commanding ment floats, the Fletcher High
result of so relocating the slip in since Captain Thach's de the Philippines and Leyte bomb and mine scoring unit School Band, the Navy RegimentStaff
of the cost of building the Gulf. lie also commanded air-
excess will has been formed on board the t
parture. Comdr. Myers re- the 1st Battalion, Navy
new slip adjacent to the present craft scouting squadron 41 Jacksonville Naval Air Station -
Fort George slip turn'to his assignment as executive aboard the Ranger in the Atlantic Regiment, with colors, the NS
officer. t Green Cove Springs and NAS
< CAPTAIN HARRIS comes to of Assigned to the CommanderFleet Cecil :Field floats; the Kirby.
was part
BC-BS Payments Due Jacksonville from duty as Chiefof Air, Jacksonville, the Smith High School Band, the 2nd
original Lexington commissioningcrew
Blue Cross-Blue Shield policy Staff to Commander Carrier and was air officer aboard unit is officially known as Detachment Battalion, Navy Regiment, the .
Able Fleet
reminded that Division One. NAS Infirmary and NAS Sup <
holders are payments the USS Wasp when it was com
are due Oct. 17-18. A veteran of World War II ac- missioned. He also served aboard Service Squadron 51. ply floats,. and the John Gorrie
Lcdr. L, )I. Showalter is School
the carriers Langley, Saratogaand officer-in-charge of the unit. High

Thomas Yorktown in the early daysof The mission of this RBS unitis TilE FINAL UNITS will be the

Navy Secretary Naval aviation. During the to score, by radar tracking, 3rd Battalion, Navy Regiment, I
latter part of World War II he the practice bombing of Navy Navy Fuel Depot float, the Marine -

Due For CelebrationThe was chief staff officer to Com- I aircraft. Reserve float, and the Mat- ;

mander Carrier Divisions 25 and Detachment Able, Fasron 51, hew Gilbert High School Band.

26 with the USS Fanshaw Bay is located in Building 1887 at All units wil proceed to the parade \
Jacksonville will join with the Navy Saturday,
city of (CVE-70) as flagship.
the north end of the station. assembly point under police '
Oct. 15 in welcoming Secretary of the Navy Charles S. After duty as CommanderFleet escort. Floats will report to Hangar

Thomas), guest of honor and principal speaker for the festivities Air Wing Four at Seattle, 11 by 1800 Friday, and move J

I celebrating: the 15th anniversary of tho.commissioning ". Captain Harris assumed com- WEEKEND TIDE out at 1700 Saturday.

of the Naval Air Station! Jacksonville mand thecarrier. USS Philip- HIGH LOW Two first aid stations equippedwith

The Secretary will arrive in n.,....' .,.... ...,........... pine Sea. In Sept. 1954 he reported A.M P.M A.M. P.M. ambulances will be located '

time for the pre-anniversary re. as Chief of Staff to Com Fri. 6:41: 7:01: 12:13: 12:44: on the route of march, and a major \
,oeption and dinner at the Offi mander Carrier Division One and Sat. 7:25: 7:42: 12:54: 1:26: aid station set up at the Shore

cers' Club Friday. Saturday was with the unit during a Far Sun. 8.06: 8:21: 1:33: 2:06: Patrol Headquarters.
morning he will inspect Jar ( East cruise.

Navy installations by helicopter, A graduate of the Naval Acad ....,. -.___

will review the big Navy paradein emy, Class of 1927, he received wr 7Tr'
Jacksonville, and will hold a his flight training at Pensacolaand

press interview, prior to being was designated naval aviatorin

honored at a lunch by city offi 1930. .

dials Born in Union Springs, Ala., PL.
Aviator In WWI Captain Harris is married to the
At 2000 Saturday Mr. Thomas former Miss Donna Virginia Powell A

will give an address in the auditorium of Sausilito, Calif. They have

of the George Washington two children, a daughter and a
Hotel, which will be carried by son, both married. r
radio and television. The NAS -4.---.

Jax All-Saints Chapel Choir will Gore, Consentino Top ;,,,

present 'a concert program preceding AE-A B School Students ;, ,
the address by Secretary
Navy Secretary Thomas Bennett-Gore, AEC, of Austin- .
Thomas. '
The Secretary, who served as a ville, Va., was the honor studentin a: :
stores from 1937 to 1953.
last week's graduating class
Naval aviator in World 'War I,
Winner of Award t
from Aviation Electrician's Mate
special civilian assistantto
and Secretary as of the Navy James When the Eisenhower Admin- School Class B at the Naval Air i-: ,

V. Forrestal World War II, assumed istration took office in Jan. 1953,, Technical Training Center:

his present office in July,.i195f. Thomas was called back to Wash- A veteran of World War II and kg6Lq..m.

.i ington to serve as Under Secretary the Korean Campaign, Chief Gore I

Born in Independence, Mo., Mr.. of the Navy, and later as As. formerly was an instructor in AE-

Thomas has spent most of his life sistant Secretary of Defense in A School four years. He has been -_ __r. n...... .,-.m .._.__un'uno._...___....,_ '_. ..m.n......_. .
in California where he is knownas charge of supply and logistics.On assigned to Fasron 201, Malta. I COCKPIT CHECKOUT Lcdr. Shlgekl Knwabara, highest
an outstanding business execu April ... UH5,he was awarded :Honor student of>; AE-A School ranking Japanese officer to attend school at NATTCenter naer'
tive. for his wartime dutyin the Distinguished' Civilian last week was Arthur Consentino, I the Mutual Defense Assistance Program, gets a cockpit checkout
Except AEAN of East Rutherford N. Y. : from Ensign Job Bley, aa Instructor at Aviation Ground Officers
Washington in 1942-45 he was Service Award, and on Jan. 31, School Lcdr. Kuwabtra is the first Japanese to attend AGO
president and director of a nationwide 1947, the Presidential Medal for who joined the Navy in November School, although other Japanese officers have been students inrdnaoee

chain of retail clothing. Merit. 1954 electrical and storekeeper schools. ..



J Four .. JAX AIR NEWS 13 Oct


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The Waves who are now and ., '"j'

I have formerly been attached to the arrival of two F7U-3

Jacksonville Naval Air Station I Cutlass jets at NAS Cecil Field

can feel a surge of pride as the t last week, Attack Squadron 34
Station celebrates its 15th anniversary -
'I became the first Fleet Air Jack
this Saturday. The girls sonville squadron to receive the
; : in blue have played an important ,J delta';wingcd, aircraft.
: part in the functioning of the ,
planes, built by Chance.
: Air Station since their first arrival ., Vought Aircraft Corporation of
back in' 1043
Dallas, Texas, were ferried to
'twelve years,ago. Cecil Field from Dallas by Lcdr,
Rear :Adm: Ralph Davison expressed R. H. ,Prothro and Ltjg( ) Bob
the feeling Naval Officials Donaldson of Experimental

have toward the job done ;;. 'l Squadron 3, Atlantic City New
by Navy service-women' when I'. '>.I'. Jersey. '
he said ten years' ago, "The joby'ou' ;, /' IT ; 1
These Cutlasses will
L : replace
.' are doing in the Naval Ser- rn .
'' '''' '' -
vice Is outstanding. My heartiest CHARTER MEMBERS\ oFsuPP'Li'DEl.ARTl\IENT' = Many of hbm original group of employees the F2H-2 Banshee jets, which
'well done! to all the Waves in of the Supply Department are still with NAS Jacksonville. Some have transferred to other the squadron has flown since
this departments, some are deceased. This picture is being: used courtesy of Arlington W. Bennett February of...!952.
Command. who has been a civilian employee of the Navy', for 26 years. The men are (left to right) first row: Under the supervision of
Phil Shanahan (deceased), Aubrey Wilson, Jimmie Thompson, Larry Barker (Bureau of Ordnance,
The mercury dropped a few degrees Washington, 'I). C.J), Rear-Admiral T. Earl Hipp (then captain), Francis R. Gardner, Arthur Allen Comdr. Austin L. Detweilcr, the
the weekend and Phil Myers, and Alvin Fentriss; Back row, Chief Steward Holbach, John Conrad (deceased), Ar skipper' of VA-34, the squadron's
over lington W. Bennett, Bill Carson (deceased), Frank Culpepper (deceased), Ernest Fell, Tullis Kirkland pilots and technicians have been
served as the starting signal for Lamar Dorroh, John Inabinet, and Chief Alfred Siarmanskl, now a civilian James English now preparing for their new aircraft
the seasonal scramble which takes at Overhaul and Repair Department, was one of the original "twenty" but at the time the photograph -
place at' this time of the year. was taken, he had transferred to Ttinidad, coming back to the Supply Department a few with an intensive training pro
years later. The photo was taken in May 1942. gram. Five officers and fifteen
Wave Barracks at NAS was no enlisted men left Cecil Field

exception. Wash machines hum- Monday, October 10, 1955: for
med, and irons were never stillas 12 Original EmployeesHold Boat Club To Oceana, Virginia to undergo two.

last summer's'prints and cot- weeks of specialized training in

tons were put aside to make way Offer Unique 'the operation and maintenance of)
for the' coming fall and winter NAS Jobs In 1955In the sleek new planes.
wools and tweeds.
VA-34 is a member of Carrier

The barracks took on an ap- August, September and October of 1940 a dozen men Secretary of the Navy Air Group. Three.
pearance of busy turmoil as footlockers arrived at Naval Air Station Jacksonville to begin serviceas Charles S. Thomas makes a 4 .

were unpacked and repacked the first civilian "help"' to the Navy in setting up the helicopter inspection of Jack-

time and again. When at installation._ sonville Naval installations between + BREEZESHe *

last the job was completed, the Today these 12 men are still 0830 and 1000 Saturday
: "You should see the altar
weary Waves gave a sigh of relief employed at tf AS Jax, all in key stration; Howard Geyer, Ad he will be given a unique in our church."

while thinking, "Now for a pOsitions. ministration, now with Fiscal; greeting by the Jacksonville "
She: "Lead me to it,
well deserved rest until spring." Whenever conversation is held Eugene Griffin, Frank McKinley Outboard Club. .

0 about the "old days" at NAS, or and Robert Garth, all of Under the direction of Com-
Chicago the city of a million whenever an authority is needed whom started and still remain modore Fred Whitmore, the Dentist: "I'm sorry, but I'm all

attractions and lighted splendors about some incident that happened with the Public Works Depart- Outboardcrs will assemble in out of gas.
Wave in chair: "Ye gods! Do
was the destination of four Main- "way back when" inevitably ment. 50 or 60 boats in the St. John's
dentists too"He
pull that old stuff,
side Waves: last weekend. any one of these 12 men ,will be The "ancient dozen" can fill River just off the Naval Air .

Peg Lawlor, Bev Bistodeau, consulted for their version. columns, and columns of pages Station. The boats will be ina "
Judy Dirkson and Betty Mans- These 12 men, listed with about their experiences as they formation spelling out "Wel' : "Please! Please!
their original department and have watched the station She: "No""Just
field left Friday morning on a grow come Navy.
weekend jaunt to investigate the their present department, if and grow to its present lofty The greeting was arranged this once-?"

wonders of the Windy City. they have been transferred, include status. They can tell you about with the cooperation of the "No""Aw
: John Cabinet, Fiscal De- the time they had no desks and Jacksonville Chamber of Com- Ma! All the rest o( the
partment Arlington Bennett no chairs and had to sit kids are going barefoot."
"New faces by the dozen", ; on orange merce. .
seems to be the saying around Supply Department; Philip crates and file their papers in
Barracks 723 a s twelve new Myers, Fiscal, but now withComptroller's ordinary cardboard cartons in the Jacksonville is a mighty :fine Ryan: "Did you protest againstthe

Waves reported to ships Office; Aubrey early days, before office equip- place' to work. movie that represented the
for duty. Newly arrived additionsto company Wilson, Supply; Francis Gardner ment arrived. They can tell you The twelve will be special Irish as disorderly?"
Supply; Ernest Fell, Sup about the days when they per- guests of the Chamber of Com- O'Brien: "Did we? Say, we
the roster Joan Alkire
are: ,
Ernest Fell James knew merce during the big wrecked the place!
Sally Cornwell, Jane Hessler, ply; Supply; sonally every single in- Navy .
Edith English, Supply, now with 0 Is dividual aboard this base parade Saturday in Jax. They
Shirley Higgins ManningPat
Ostrowski Elane Rovinski R; Theodore Fritch, Admini And they will tell you that NAS will be seated in a special sec It's a fine thing to be a gentle-
tion adjacent to the reviewing man but it's an awful handicapin
Ann Simmons Starnes Sher-
May ,
stand On Hogan Street. a good argument.
rill Baughan, Hazel Walker, and Military Life Evident Long -' . .

Gerry Widick. Group Slates Dance No, sir. I didn't say the steak

000Exchanging Birth StationWe The National Association of was tough. I only said that the
Before of
their Naval career Government Inspectors, Local No gravy was hard to slice.
for, the role of a housewife are 1 will have .
hear of how the Naval Air Station has grown since it was a "Dungaree Dance"October
Just-married brides Jackie commissioned in July 1940, but the 'area where the Station is now 21 (come as,you please) Overheard at Station Restaurant -

Amos, Kitty Cecil, Sandra Knerr, situated teemed with military activity even as far back as 1918. from 2030 to 0030 at the Pythian :

and Blanche Zicmski. An Army installation, called Center, 819 Kipp Avenue, South- Waiter: "How did your find
The interesting and historic your steak, sir?"
Camp Joseph E., Johnston, was side.Tickets
Waiting to hear from and sec located right here on the present folder was discovered by Robert I may be purchased from Diner: It was just luck. I hap-

their shipmates are the patientsat site of the Station. Simms, of the Malnsldo Library, any aircraft inspector at NAS pened to move that piece of po

the Hospital. Go up and visit Life at Camp 'Johnston la vivid- who has loaned it for display. I Jacksonville 0 & R. department. tato and there it was."

with the following: Chief Hicks, ly pictured in a 1918 souvenir -... -",.. .. ..,,-,-- ... ..- _.- .. _.. -- -r' ,' .. '..'". ..,.. .-
Ann Cooper, Ricky Urick, Zula folder, presently on, display at the ;;' "//11//" ...' 'If'rlIC"il !- "' ,
Jones, Anita Winigar and Jean !: ,lt / ,, : .
Gazso. NATTCenter library. The bro- f / I.. chure, made up in much tho same 4''h.gII I .u.r R !(ti Itt W,i,, ':/,/!!t li .II"j-" "II:$!$ I!j1JI' i(, .:;::tl'ili !;;ii!+! lt' tp"!!! !,, ,!"/,!f!::"' 'I;"t."j, I .u.
I "
manner as present day colored I I ': II/Iil/"Ilii/ji'', ''H'/"' /"""ili.' ,lIii""!Ill" j'If fflj{'I'"fiff i ,'.I I,! P. ''I 1/111/1'[ /' hillljli'! 1'1 I ;
/ 'Wfi '' ,
Air Lines ExpressesNeed folders and which could be had 111'; :,Ir::"': f '11JijC,; .'... !:: ifI,1J!, ; :lUI;,! ,
-"" -"" <1: "I" : .? ,;
For Co-Pilots at the *Post Exchange, Includes -" ';;:,. .,. ,-.. ill''t-10/" :,!I/.;/!}111ft.1Hf"If W '1/IIr.!/T'J:. 'Il';"
scenes of the Camp as it was then. lf'HI'
Eastern Air Lines has openingsfor
co-pilots with the following There are photos of camp +, l H roads, marching; units gar cd in "" .
Qualifications: J .. -:--...-
the uniform.of. -the-day, vehicle ;.;I. "
, 23-30 5'10" to 6'4" 1IIfJI"
Age height of .
the day, artillery, and undeveloped -
perfect physical condition, 20-2( area which have nlnoobecome

vision without "glasses, high the location for some of, .
school graduate. Must have at the Station's modern buildings.One ".' '"
i '
least 500 hours certified pilot :" :/'
interesting photo illustrates 1iItlfllJ//IIJ!; : '"+
/ N'
/ 'ItfI.If .
time CAA Commercial License / ',.. '
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the method used for airing bar- 'I''': [' .d' '';''''#.'.,fYHHIII''I" ""

and Instrument Rating. May consider racks bedding. In those days, when hfI, ::, ::.".,'I :............
men up to age 32 with 1,500 bedding was aired, the entire cot ,'i, ':; .
hours '' ): _.,
: or more. was tossed out 'to get the sun. ,. IL
..,. ;;
Write to Capt; F. B. Kern, East Another photo proves that there Ji. .fi -. .. w..r
ern Air Lines, Inc., P. O. Box 787, have always been lines at the I CAMP SCENE OF 1918 ThIs Is a barracks and street scene of Army Camp Joseph E. Johnston -
which was located on what l Is now the site of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville. This scene Is
hall back In 1918. I IPage
MiamI' 48, Ha. mess even a reproduction from a souvenir folder which depicts life at Camp Johnston back In 1918.


13 Oct. 1955 JAX AIR NEWS Page Five

Station Is 'Home' For Seven Separate Commands

The Naval Air Station

Jacksonville reservation occupies ,

some. 3,400 acres on DT! 1
the west bank of. the
north-flowing St. J ohns
River. It is the hub of the
vast Jax Navy Complex
composed of a seaport at
NAAS Mayport; a master
jet base at NAS Cecil Field;
and the NAS Jax industrial
Aboard the Station are

seven separate commands.
These are: Naval Air Sta-
tion Jacksonville; Commander w.ww+wuw r ,

Fleet Air Jacksonville,
Naval Air Technical Train-

ing Center, Fleet Air Wing
Eleven Naval Hospital Naval .
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Air Reserve Training h : '
Unit, and Commander Naval .., ..,..... :- _. _
Air Bases Sixth Naval .
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District. :: : <,,: / ". .
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short historical sketch && ': ., :. ." :i:f"(1.( ,':''':' ''' '4 .. .. ." ,. :
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plus the functions, missionsand INDUSTRIAL AREA Here isa bird's eye view of the industrial area of the Naval Air Station, showing; the hangars shops
structure of the six seaplane ramp runway, repair and maintenance buildings and enlisted barracks. The view is fromthe, St. Johns River side, looking! I
commands are presented northwest, with the seaplane ramp extending alone the forefront. Based at NAS are wine 10,000 military and 5,000 civilian per
below. sonnel. .

Fleet Air Jax Naval Air StationSince NATTCenlcr(

The flag placed over the Administration Buildingin its commissioning 15 years ago on Oct. 15, The Naval Air Technical Training Center, presently -

Nov. 1948, culminated the hard effort which resultedIn 1940, Naval Air Station Jacksonville has steadily grown commanded by Capt. Henry C. DcLong, has beena

the change of NAS Jax: from a training command to a until today it is one of the Navy's major fleet aviation busy and essential activity since 1940 when it con- .
fleet support command. The first Commander Fleet Air sisted of only four training schools.
Jacksonville was Rear Adm. Calvin T. Durgin.On operating bases. Not only is NATTCenter one of the oldest commands

that day, Fleet Air Jax was comprised of three Mission of the Station is to off and on, attached to NAS Jax, but it has the
Air Groups based at NAS Jax, including Carrier Air support fleet units stationed or added distinction of being the only one to have served ,

Groups 2, ,. and 8; and Air deployed: at Jacksonville and during one war, picked up its gear and departed for
Group 17 based at NAAS Ce- technical training. It is a port'' Memphis Tenn., in 1948 only to return three years
cil Field. Its mission was "to of entry into the U. S., and later when another war, in Korea, was being fought.

coordinate training and opera employees 5,000 civilians in ; In the early days of 1940, as
tion of fleet aircraft, and to addition to military personnel, ., : elsewhere on the new air base, Sit
maintain close liaison with to operate its eleven main de- : .
suffered from lack of equipment
Naval Shore establishments in Y partments.
.f no streets, no textbooks,
conjunction with training R'k4 These eleven departments in.
and not even a course of in ,,
needs of fleet air squadrons
elude Overhaul and Repair, a ..* ,
a mission that still holds true. struction. However, by Oct. ,
major east coast repair plant;
Today Fleet Air Jackson- > Supply; Public Works; Operations s N 1941, it became a separate J

ville, commanded by Rear ; Administration; Indus- s command under the Chief of &

Adm. Delbert S. Cornwell, is trial Relations; Medical; Den Comdr. :Myerstal Naval Aviation Training Chicago

composed of air detachments Rear Adm. Cornvrell ; Communications; Fiscal and Security. and had Comdr. JL D. '

at NAS Jacksonville, NAS Cecil Field NAS Glynco, NAS Jax is likened to the efficient hotel keeper Higgins It its was first then commanding knownas -

Ga. NAAS Sanford, and NAS Key West. In the over- serving over 10,000 guests. who must be provided with the Aviation Service School.
all command there are approximately seven air groupsof meals living Capt. DeLonr
quarters, operating spaces, equipment,
In March, 1912, a Marine Corps Aviation Detach-
four squadrons each, two fleet aircraft service squad-
services insure their
to comfort
entertainment and
ment so crowded the classroom space that classes were
rons, and a variety of other squadrons and units.
protection.Its held in double shifts.

Fleet Air Wing 11 first commandant was Capt. Charles P. Mason. Peace time resulted in the complete removal of .
NATTCenter from Jax to NATTCenter in Memphis.
Thirteen years ago-on August 15, 1942-Fleet Air The present commanding officer is Comdr. John. N, There it remained until on Jan. 8, when Korea had .

Wing Eleven began what was to be a long and envious Myers. become a national emergency, it returned here to op-
record as an organization composed of deadly efficient crate nine schools. These schools included: Aviation
submarine hunter-killers. Naval Hospital Ordnanceman School A and B and officers; Aviation

Y From its infancy at Norfolk, The U. S. Naval Hospital, situated on Mustin Road Electrician's Mates School A, B and C; Aviation Storekeepers
Va., to an age-proven, war- Class A and Supply Officers; end Airman -
within 200 yards of the St. Johns River, in a settingOf
j tested fleet command with added
Preparatory. Since then others have been in-
headquarters now located at oaks, pines, magnolias and bay trees, was commissioned : cluding: Aviation Ground Officers School; Naval Air

:. NAS Jacksonville, FAW11 July I, 1941, under the command of Capt. Les. Weapons School; and Atomic, Bacteriological and
consists of nine squadrons un- ter L. Pratt. Chemical Warfare Preventive Measures School

der the command of Capt. E. By January:: of this year, 73,367 students had been
At that time the
hospital was caring for 41
J, S. pa
graduated since NATTCenter returned to NAS Jax. .
tients. ....
On January 12, 1950, when
FAW-11 moved from San .By 1913, when World War II was in full force, the NARTU Jax :
Hospital's capacity had been increased ,to nearly dou..
T- Juan to Jax: in order to The Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, wore familiarly -
ble its original size. Its average number of patientswas
include Patrol Squadron 3 on to 1,072. known as NARTU, was a natural outgrowth
Capt. Young its roll, the units then on the of World War II when many reservists, on Inactive

roster were VP-5, Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron 109, Many service facilities had duty at the end of hostilities, were eager to retain fly-

and Patrol Squadron 23, which became the VW-4 been constructed or enlarged ingstatus..
"Hurricane Hunter" squadron. through the years. Organized at NAAS Cecil Field in June, 1M6, its

In 1951, Patrol Squadron 741 joined the wing to I- x In Dec. 1944, the Depend first CO was Capt. F W. Pricstman. In Sept .8 of

be designated as VP-16, later to be teamed with Patrol ents' Unit was opened, enlarg- that year the Unit moved to NAS Jax, locating in
Bldgs.! 000-01, and sharing Hangar 113 with the Naval
Squadron 18. VP-34 and VP-45 are two seaplane e ing still further its capacities.
squadrons based at Coco Solo, supported by Fasron Air Transport Service.
With the termination of hostilities -
105. "A One of its proudest achievements
the authorized bed capacity the
ComNabSix was 18,000-mile
of the Naval Hospitalwas training cruise to the Mediterranean :

Also located aboard the Station is the Naval Air cut to 180 beds on Feb. 1, t' by VP-741, la July,
Bases Command, Sixth Naval District, which comprisesair '1950. By July of that year, 10
1954.. This the first Reserve -
shore activities assigned by the Secretary of the wards remained in partial op- 4- was
Navy, physically located in the geographically definedarea Capt. Ahl eration. Squadron to visit. foreign -

which includes the states of North Carolina, South After the start of the Korean War, 250 beds were C soil.

Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and allocated for Army Korean veterans admitted thrbugh Today the commanding offi

Florida. an Army Liaison Office The ALO was disestablishedin cer of NARTU is Capt WilsonR.
administrative February, 1951, in the first quarter of which the .
. ComNabSix is a military and com ,55 Bartlett who was assigned
mand ashore for the purpose of centralizing Navy bed capacity was established by BuMed at 325 beds, here on Oct. 4, 1954, after com-
Department and District functions under one commandfor gradually increasing to 750 beds. pleting duty as acting com

military and administration coordination, all naval Since the Korean action was terminated, another Capt. Bartlett manding officer of NATTCenter.
air activities, with specific exceptions, geographicallylocated gradual decline was effected in bed capacity which at Its 11 squadrons Include Fasrons 741, 745; Supply
within the district. : < present is authorized at 400 beds. Squadrons VS-741, 742; Fighter Squadron 741; Air
Present Commander Naval Air Bases! 6th ND is The commanding officer of the U. S. Naval Hospital Wing' Staff Squadron. 74; Marine Fighter Squadron 144; ,
Capt. Henry C. DeLonj. at present is Capt., Benjamin; N. Ahl. Patrol Squadron 741;. AGU-742 and AAU 742 .and 743.

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\ JAX AIR NEWS 'I' V 13 Oct 1955I'

-Man Recalls Days As Member: Of First

I'- Contingent Sent Here As Security Force r :

It is always interesting to Marine headquarters at that road. "V =

hear the "old timers' those time was located in the two story On hand for the commissioning ,nc ,'g:

who were at the Naval Air brick house at 1116 Allegheny Rd., ceremonies on Oct. 15, 1040 were

'Station during its formative now the home of Fire Chief Don the Marines, a detachment of

days, speak of life "in the old Moran. Later when the Marine white hats and about six officers,

;days," and one enlisted man force grew, the Marines moved to Including Capt. Charles P. Mason,

.now ,serving with Fighter a building previously occupied by the first,commandant, Mapes re* r

[.squadron 31 at Cecil Field has the Yukon post office, and now calls. The ceremonies took placein

a lot .to tell of those bygone torn down. front of what is now the main

years. The men didn't know what to administration building.

Olin Mapes, ADI, of VF-31, who make of the security problem when From the commissioning on, the

was In the Marine Corps at the, they first arrived, said Mapes. Station just seemed to grow and

time, was one of the original 13 They patrolled the dirt roads grow, with buildings' going up allover

.Marine vent to NAS Jax in Sep- around the area in motorcycles, the place, the VF-31 mem

''tember 1940 from Parris Island, but the main gate was wide open ber recalls. j serve as the security force. at all times during construction. Mapes, who was discharged as I

WHEN THEY ARRIVED here, Everyone came in and went out a sergeant in 1946, entered the i

I according to Mapes, the area was without bother.MAPES Navy in 1947 as a seaman first

a big swamp, filled with snakes ALSO RECALLED that class. At the outbreak of World !I .
RECALL 'OLD' DAYS Olin Mapes, ADI, center) of VF-31, I
,and other wild life. The only what is now Ortega Boulevard was War II, while a Marine, he was who was one of the original 13 Marines to arrive at NAS Jax:
building standing was what is now the only road leading from Jax the first enlisted man to be trans- back In September 1940 talks over the days of the commissioning

the Navy Exchange-Mainside auditorium to the Station and there was no ferred off the Station, joining the of the Station with two other old timers, Alfred Szarnunskl (left), I

at Malnside. It was being bus service. Cars had to proceedat First Amphibious Tank Battalion, foreman laborer in the material division, Supply Department and
A. W. Allen, senior civilian supervisor in the Fiscal Department.
used as the main administration a pace of five mph from Fair First Marine Division shortly after Allen and Szarmanskl were transfered here from Pensacola about ;

building. fax to the base over the narrow leaving the Station on December 8. the lame time Mapes arrived. I

I: Eleven Vital ,Departments Keep The Wheels Turning I

: Comprising the organizational structure of the Naval Barracks, has a multiple mission I
Mayport, Cecil Field and various
I itemized 1 To
as: provide secu-
I I Air Station Command arc eleven departments, all performing OperationsPerhaps federal offices in downtown Jack- rity guards for the Naval Air I

; vital missions. best known to the people sonville. Station 2 To provide guards ,

Following is a brief sketch on each of these departments. of Jacksonville is the Operations Operations Radio maintains ra- for the Station Brig; 3-To pro I

Building whose revolving dio contact with ships and air- vide administrative support for

I OverhaulRepairThe In order to supply all the different light in the control tower is a craft operating in the Jacksonville Marine patients from other stations -

activities for which Supply familiar sight on the St. John's area, or in transit throughthe located in the Southeast who I
Overhaul and Repair De- vicinity. hospitalized at the Naval Hospital
is responsible, it stocks 209,000 liver, are ,
partment for which a million Essential to any communications Jax; 5-To provide logis- I
different items, valued at more This department now headed
dollar construction program was I facility is the Electronics tical support for the Marine Aviation -
started in 1940, today is the largest ban $150 million. Economic ope- by Comdr. Paul Potter, started Laboratory where maintenanceand Detachment, NAATCenter I
I out of the Aviation I
as a part
industrial plant in northeast ration is the watchword of the Training in 1940. repair services are handled. To perform this mission the Marine !
Florida, employing more than Supply Department, with new The mission of the Station The Transmitter Station, part of Barracks maintains an au- I

3,000 civilians. procedures constantly being instituted the Lab, provide transmitter fa- thorized complement of four
: changed in 1943 from cadet flight
Headed by Capt. Thomas D. to ensure a more efficient cilities for radio communications''' officers and 84 enlisted personnelof
traIning to advanced flight training I
Tyra, this huge- department has end result. A new organization stepping up flight operationsin to all commands and activities whom 39 are assigned to guard I

spread over the northeast part of in the Department proved so fleet operational types of air based here. Maintenance and re- personnel, 19 to Brig personnel,

the Naval Air Station and anti- effective about a year ago, thatit craft. pair of teletype is handled by a and the rest to administrativeand

cipates taking over even more was under study for Navy-wide special Teletype Unit in the Ad- supply sections of the Bar
When the Advanced Training '
1! floor space as future constructionis use. ministration Building. racks. In addition 40 enlisted
f Command was moved to NAS S .
added. personnel are authorized for the
Corpus Christi in 1948, the Sta- '
During World War II enough Marine Security Detachment at'
tion became a fleet operatingbase. AdministrationLcdr.
airplanes to equip an estimated Public WorksThe It was then that the Opera NAAS Sanford. ,

200 fighter squadrons were over- tions Department was establishedwith Marshall P. Deputy heads Serving on the staff with Col.

hauled or repaired, and deliveredin Public Works Department, the following divisions and the Administration Department, Foos are Capt. Edward StanseJ, t

most cases ahead of schedule. which started out with a few branches: Administration; Flight; responsible to the executive officer executive supply officer; Capt. '
Today that same spirit exists, as Phillip I. Pelletier assistant
tools in an old garage in 1940, Boat; Aerology; Ordnance; Photo. and the commanding officerof security -
evidenced in a report for the first the officer Lt. Clifford R.
Naval Air Station.In ;
has had much to do with the graphic Laboratory; and Ground
quarter of fiscal year 1956. The Control Gilbert; and Lt. Ernold G. Love
building of the Naval Air Station, Approach Unit. effect, this department su- '
report shows that 76 aircraft and officer-in-charge Marine Security'
I construction of its streets and Between 700 and 800 planes pervises the military personnel ,
202 engines were processed and Detachment NAAS Sanford.Medical .
roads, and all to do with its clear through Operations every program of the station, including .
ready for issue. Counting jets, S S
maintenance. day. Sometimes 15 to 30 aircraftare the enlisted personnel barracks;
helicopters, transports, attack and
waiting to into the air the information and education
anti-submarine aircraft, 14 different Under the leadership of Capt. get ,
I configurations or seven Ira[ Curtis, public works officer, with as many asking to land. The program, including the station's
this department renders support- air traffic handled by this depart- Atomic, Biological and Chemical
aircraft overhauled In
I types were The Medical Department, located
these three months. Ing services to some 28 activities ment is the heaviest of any major Warfare Training; and the transient -
in the NAS Infirmary '
Including the Station naval air station, equalling better and separation personnel I
Of the original 50 employeeswho proper, than activity.The Building, is comprised of five divisions ,
Fleet Air Jacksonville, Fleet,Air 50,000 landings and take-
arrived here from Norfolk Administrative, Preventive |
Wing-11 Naval Air Technical offs a quarter. department further
'and Pensacola to be the nucleusof pro- Medicine Occupational !
.;'" Training Center, Naval Hospital, C vides many other station-wide office ,
the huge labor force of this services. Health, Clinical, and Aviation :
Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, '
department, ate ware still Medicine.
Navy Fuel Depot, NAS Cecil CommunicationsThe Organizationally is composedof
around. These have seen the de-
Mission of the Medical Depart-I<
Field, and other activities.Its the Mess Division, (Commissioned -
I partment change its name from Communications Department Officers Mess Orient is to'promote the health of
organization consists of five both Closed
1 Assembly and Repair to Overhaul plays a vital role in the and Open, and Chief Naval Personnel of this station
CEC officers and 830 civilian em- Petty Officer
I and Repair. They have seen the daily conduct of business on the Mess Open) the and all activities based thereon,
ployees. The of its ; Military Person
last Corsair go through the as Station. It is the "connectinlink" g nel division to determine physical fitness and:
functions tue in Its mission. ; Administrative and
I sembly line. They have seen jet seen between NAS Jax: and thefar Correspondence to treat the sick and injured.!
aircraft take over control of the This provides maintenance ol corners ; Enlisted
: of the world. Personnel Senior Medical Officer Is Capt.,
I skies, and add its weight to thl 1,000 buildings; maintenance ol ; Chief Mas-
Directed Warren
E. Klein.
work load. eabout 4 million square yards ol today by Lcdr. Jo- ter-at-Arms Section; Enlisted

l I pavement; hauling and disposal 1 spph Stinson, this communications Records Section; Leave, Liberty Many,services, too numerous to I

of about 200,000 cubic yards of center is the agency through and Subsistence Section; Wave mention here, are performed by I

> Supply refuse a year;I operating a 8.33 which official messages are sent Barracks Mast-at-Arms and Compartment the Medical Department. Some of1 i

mile railroad, and maintaining to ships at sea, aircraft in the Cleaners Section; Transient these include oxygen and low :

t The Supply Department was 1012 pieces of transportation, con air, foreign stations, or to any. and Separation Personnel pressure chamber indoctrination, I

< the first permanent building completed struction, weight and materials point in the world. Section; Information and Educa set ejection and night vision '

l at the Naval Air Station handling; generates and furnishes It is composed of the Major Red tion Section; Band Section; Offi- training, and other flight safety

r in 1940. Its first supply officer 650,000,000 pounds of steam ans lay Station, the Crypto Center, cer Personnel Branch; and the measures by the Physiology Section

t was Comdr. Earle Hipp and 225,000,000 cubic feet of air a and Operations Radio. Linked Administrative Division which ; physical exams for all

/ functions were to provide only year; pumps, treats and distri with the Major Relay Station i in directs and coordinates the Sta, hands; a separate Dispensary at

4 for. the Station. butes 1.2 billion gallons of water L. the Administration Building are tion and Department Office Serv O & R; a blood collection pros( I!

:' Under the present leadership and treats 700,000,000 gallons of other message centers staffed by ices Branch, Yard Mail and Du gram; X r a yo service for all !

f[' of Capt. James P. McKinstrey, sewage a year; procures from the Communications Department plicating Service Section, and Of I hands, and a crash crew and am-

,t this department is one of the City of Jacksonville and distri personnel at the Supply and Operations fice Methods Branch. I bulance during all flight opera

,i largest purchasing agencies i in butes 50,000,000 KW hours o f Departments. tions.

I the southeast. The volume of purchases electricity a year; and manages Classified traffic is directed to .

I exceeds that of two of the and operates about 1100 pubUcand the NAS Crypto Center which, Security Dental '

f six major Navy Purchasing Offices rental quarters for the convenience with the exception of Fleet AirWing The Security Department, headed
.f every year purchasing some and use military and Eleven, serves all com by Lt. Col. David Foos, commanding The Dental Department, which
$4.5 million worth of material. civilian personnel mands on the Station as well I I
as officer 1))
of Col.
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Nov., 1944 June, 1945 June 1948<< P MALSTROM:
19UNov..19UI' 1945-June, 1947 June, 1917-June, I tj
April, '
June, 1948-June, 1950 )

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1940 To 1955 I F \

Since it was commissioned on October 15, 15 years ago, NAS Jacksonville has had 13 a oj
commanding officers. i4 : __

Capt. Charles P. :Mason served as the first commanding officer from October 1910 w # x "
until May 1912. Since then NAS has had as its commanding officers, in order: ,

Capt. John Dale Price, from May 1942 to March 1913; Capt. S. J. Michael, from March iT%

1943 to August 1943 ; Capt. Arthur Gavin, August 1913 until April 1944 ; Capt.V.. W.
Smith, from April 1944 to November 1914 ; Capt. H. E. Regan, November 1944 until June

1915 ; Capt. A. R. Brady, from June 1945 to June 1947 ; Capt. H. S. Duckworth, June 1917

''' to June, 1948; Capt. Alvin I. Malstrom, from June 1918 to June 1950; Capt. Douglas T. Day,

'.]: June 1950 to August 1952 ; Capt. Burnham C. McCaffree, from August 1952 to July 1954 ; :

I'.::' .:.y. ..,: Capt. John S. Thach, from July 1951 to August 1955; Comdr. John N. Myers, August : ; ;

w... } ., ,. < 1955, to present. -""
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t. '. .' .::ICAPTAIN .. .r ... : .t'.1!Station Has Had Its Ups And 'Downs }
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Aug., 1943-April, 1941 June, 1950-Aug., 1952 1
t Today It Radiates Vast Complex

.... ... ...,. ..;.,....::. :':':"",'. ';.:n." ,.' .. : .. ..
:,.. : r r" :, .h' ) ,
i 1 Fifteen years ago, on Oct. 15, 1910, the Naval Air Station Jacksonville came into be

.' ing. A puling infant, born on a sandy, weed-infested stretch of land known as Black Pointa .
site formerly occupied by Army Camp Johnston and later by National Guard Camp
:! Foster-it soon showed signs of the lusty growth that in an incredibly. brief period has "
I I transformed it into one of the largest industrial: plants in Florida.

J Around its hub today radiatesa
s Pi vast Naval Complex: of fleet air estimated cost of $1 million, was paltry $887,000 a month. The only
f and seaport activities. Flankingit completed in 1941 when $US million training was carried out in the

closely are six separate com- in equipment was installed. Naval Air Reserve Training Unit. 3dr
On June 7 of that year, Comdr. And the ultimate fate of the Navyin
I mands-Fleet Air Jacksonville,
of \
Ii i} I Andrew Grinkley became the Jacksonville was doubtful.But .
Naval Air Technical Training
i II first A and'n officer.
as the emphasizes,
Center, Naval Hospital, Fleet Air
I Wing Eleven, Naval Air I Reserve TOE YARD Department, estab- you've got to have heart! The r
I Training Unit and Com- lished in Nov. 1940 under Lt. Navy and the Jacksonville Cham- f

II.I. mander Naval Air Bases 6th ND. Charles O. Bain was a complex ber of Commerce went to work. ? r '

I On Oct. 15, 1940-hailed with activity with more responsibilities Soon, in November, 1948, the )
Ii than it had a right to. Housed ;
i equal fervor by the U. S; Navy training status of the Station was
and the people of Jacksonvilleand first in the boatswain's locker, supplanted by tactical status, becoming -- :. M 47;:.l.Mikrrr. .
i CAPTAIN S. J. MICHAEL the Yard Officer started off with C-:
Duval County who had given a fleet support activity. CAPTAIN D. McCAFFREE .1 t
!March, 1943-Aug., 1943 additional duties athletic and '
as 1952 1954
the site outright to the Navy- And the old 7th Naval Distict was Aug., -July,
I Capt. Charles P. Mason assumedthe welfare officer. A check of yard absorbed by the 6th Naval District ,
.. ,, ...... Department activities from then LIA y.MNw."WYIgrM1W4M4N {Sy
--w.oII :'- --: office of the first commanding encompassing North and
I: : j jr officer. until it was relieved of securityby South Carolina, 'Tennessee, Ala-
the Marine Barracks in 1944 bama, Georgia and Florida. Capt.A. .
IN SPITE OF difficulties
r :' i pilot
I : training got underway in Jan. reads long. I. Malstrom, commanding officer .
I 1941. Six months was considered TIME WAS fleeting. In 1944 the NAS Jar, added the title
Station passed its 1,000,000th Commander
Bases 6th
training and from then
ample ,
flight hour. In 1945 it boasted
Naval District on Nov. 1, 1948. : :,
when the last
until Jan. 1943, .
more than 700 buildings, and had 4'
... I class of cadets was graduated, seen 10,000 naval aviators train- 1948 WAS a big year! The Naval .....
thousands on thousands had com- Auxiliary Air Station Cecil cti''g; : :: .I
ed. Civilian employment totaling N rl : R 4t ,
pleted the work, pinned on their 10,000 with a monthly payroll of Field was reactivated. On Nov. dx9

wings and were designated Navalor $1.5 million, was at its peak.In 26, Rear Adm. Calvin T. Durgin ,:.
Marine Aviators.In I established the headquarters of "
1942 Rear Adm. A. B. 1946 the Navy's famous pre Fleet Air Jacksonville here. Three .
May, ,
cision flyingteam, the Blue 'An- ;y: ,, 3vY
II I Cook assumed the duties of Chief air groups, CAG-2, CAG-4 and _
gels, was organized here. Under Y u f
: Of Naval Air Operational Train CAG-8 arrived, and a fourth, (:
the command of Lcdr. (Dusty)
I ing and established his headquarters CAG-17, was based at Cecil
Rhodes, team leader and
.1 Field. The mission of the
at NAS Jax. Training was F-F Grumman Bearcats, it new
to six of aviators command was "to coordinate
given : types :
$ ... remained at NAS Jax until 1948 ---- -- ---- -
fighter, dive bomber, torpedo, patrol when the unit transferred to training and operation of fleet CAPTAIN J. S. TIIACII
May, 1942-March, 1943CAPTAIN twin-engine land plane NAS Corpus Christi (Please Turn to Page 12, CoCTT July, 1954-Aut., 1955 I

bomber, and ship-based scout World War II was over then. ,",._' ....
bomber pilots. The new com The .
military was in a slump, sub ;
mand also operated an Aviation
ject cuts and reductions In
Free Gunnery School and a ,"
personnel and activities. r YR
Navigational School. The Naval Air Operational Training

WITH TilE change in mission of Command long since renamed -
M the Station in 1943 from cadet the Advanced Training

flight training to advanced flight Command also picked up and

training, came stepped up flight left for Corpus. And the Opera
operations in fleet operationaltypes tions Department was established -

of aircraft. In that year at NAS Jax, responsible also *" )
NAS Jax was hailed as "one of the for the flight boat, aerology, ord- 3
ryw three biggest air centers in the nance, aviation training and pho-
! world," the others being NAS tographic divisions and Ground y

I Pensacola and NAS Corpus Control Unit No. 17. ,
I II Ii Christi. And that was the year THAT WAS the sad time, when 4 Yy
,i the Waves arrived for duty. NAS Jax "shrank from giant to

w! Meanwhile, the Station was pygmy"Size," according to a Jack-
....J abuilding. Construction of As- sonville newsman. Only a few CAPT. WILLIAM HARRIS __mnn_. i.___'_; _
and 0 & R trainers circled overhead.. And
C.P. MASON sembly Repair-now To Arrive Oct. '13, To Officially COMDR. JOHN N. MYERS''
Oct. 1910-Maj 1942 -which was started in 1940 at an the civilian payroll dropped to a Assume Command Soon. 31 Aug., 1955-Present




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Page Eight JAX AIR NEWS 13 Oct. 1955


Chronological Summary Shows Years Of Interesting Events

NAS receives two top Navy safety.

i Milestones in the progress of NAS' and outstanding events as taken from the files of I";......- awards.I Itocember 1)52Windshield -

the Jax Air News appear below. The Navy in Jacksonville has come a long way since thestation : //If' decals replace metal auto

tags.II : .
was commissioned in October, 1940. ,\, "I!', d ( December 1952-
4.000 ungraded employees granted 13
113 cents: per nour wage hike
21 April 1)311'realdent 1858
Roosevelt (lent bill for 19 February 1953Jax -
Naval Air Station, Including 315,000.- 's own VP-741 redeslgnated as
(0(10( for NAS Jax. Vl-16.
Jail 1939ilrtt 19 )'ebreary 195SNATTCenter -
planes assigned to station graduates 500,000th
1911 trainee.
Mar 1944 Z4 February 1153-
Contract let for power plant, han Majport olllclally designated as
home for carrier USS Lake Cham-
gar laundry, garage: <'ebulidlnK. port .
Ire barracks, menihall plain.
and brie; hou8e'it building: begun. 12 March I.n-
II October 1944 Eddie Miller one time major league
Station formally commissioned at m'r ea great, guest at Jax Navy boys' Baseball

high noon. Capt. Charles 1', Mason, Training Camp.
commandant. 11' April 1953- _
1111 For first time three carriers. USS

19 April 1>4I- Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake Champlain
First cadet commissioned M Naval: rY and Salerno Bay, operate In Jax wa
Aviators y ters.
15 June 1941- 15-11 May 193
Public Works Department organized x t Navy Charity Carnival held Mary
3u17 1141- w Ae Miller, wife of Harry Miller. AN selected -
Mat completed on landing field; Naval as first Carnival Queen 18 'June
Hospital commissioned. I'i i 1953. Some SGO.OUO to charity ..
i 191} IS J ue 191S-
MST 1942-. L Jax Air News awarded Defense Department
Rear Adm. .A. B. Cook becomes Chief Certificate of Merit.
of Naval Air Operational TrainingCommand 25 oJ..II 195S-
Headquarters established AK School at NATTCenter gets first
here Trade'Schools become a separate Marine officers
command: under NATTC cognizance Ii 21 July 1963Capt -
Capt. John Dale Price. Commandant of David McCumpbell sureeedq
NAS. Capt Edwin Peck as CO of NATTCenter.
November. 1942- ; -
First Wave officer aboard. 27 August 1953-
March 1942- Capt. John Counlhan takes command

Capt. Stanley Michael becomes Commandant. ., ,-.. --"'. ,.,: "'-,' ''' .'. .....,...,.,.>:r.1C" '',''''' ':"':zrf: ; ot NARTU, relieving. Cap Eaton
w'" ", : ,
., 1" ;fS' >':' : t.: ";,;: :;1'.:,!! Noble.
l'tS 17 September 1953-
s '
April 1)43First s' .( r Capt. Theodore Dahl relieves Capt.
edition of Jax Air News printed .1" ; Arthur Born its ComFalrWlng 11.

Aircraft delivery unit organized. II September 1953-
ABgact 1943Capt TilE OLD ANI TilE NEW- NAS Los Alamltos. Calif.., defeats
Arthur Gavin becomes Commandant
Little Creek Amphlbs for All-Navy
; Rear Adm. A. C. McFall succeeds Observance of the 15th anniversary Baseball championship In All-Navy
Vice Adm. A. D. Cooks as Chief of the commissioning meet at NAS Jax.

NAOTC. of the Naval Air Station brings 24 September' 19&3-
J9U Naval Hospital receives first Prisonerof
April 1944- back memories and compari War patient from Korea.

Capt. Walton Smith new Commandant sons. In the above photo a crew 15 October 1953- _
of NASevrmber is shown pushing FF-1 Record S44.000 from Charity Carnival
> .tU- an given to Jax Community Chest
Capt. Herbert Regan new commanding Grumman fighter plane at NAS 5 November 1953-

officer. back in 1941. The photo was Guided Missile School opens It

ItU- 1945 due out of the dusty files of NATTCenter.
April S December 1,5S-
Rear Adm. Davlgon become the Jax Air News. In contrastis USS Lake Champlain comes home

CNAOTC. the sleek jet fighters (bot- from Korean combat tour.

JIBC.Capt.1945 Anthony- Brady become Com- tom), which now dot the sta- 19S1

manding Ortlct'r.SeEr tion scene. 14 Jaaaary 1954-
IMS- Safety lag, board placed at Main

: : o Center opens. Reconver Cate.
14 Jaaaary, 1944-
lion to peace-time Navy begin.
Station receives Industrial vehicle
1 November. 1944NAOTC ,

become NAATC. Chief of NvafAlr Advanced Training 53 March 1954- 1 SS Joe I'SI- safety II February award.1154-
| Nevftmber 1945- and CO of 7th NO. NAS cited by Chief of BuAer for : Navy asks for 133.000,000, tor con- Schenley Waves mascot, dies
A A R plan to on one shift. Civilians
go 19 J.I meeting workload scheduled on repair sUuctlon: In Jax area. 25 February 1944-
to operate Ire ltaUon.,1m Six Brazilian Officers receive wings of aircraft. I 5 July 1l51- Last of famous Corsair reach 0 & Rasaerobly
after training at NAS. SI March 1)54Congressional Rear Adm. Alfred Montgomery, line.
IT J ..ary 1944- sub-committee studiesrut C".omlo'alrJax retires
SI 1944-
September 25 February 1955-
Melting furnace In full operation. Navy planes to develop Jacksonvilleas of beds at Naval Hospital. S5 Jalr mi Navys only LSO School established
7 February IK6- major fleet aviation center, It-It April 1954-- Six I/WL/s.: from mothball at Creen at J ax.1fc'.k.
NAS named among Ready Air Re- Carnival Is Cove turned over to Italian
I November 1944- Huge Navy Charity luc- government 1954-
serve Centers Three Jacksonville area commands cess S16,000 raised for*. arll). at NAS under Mutual Assistance Charity Carnival held.
II May IMS- I activated. Capt. A. 1. Malitrom CO 4 May 1841 T Program 1 iT\ 1954-
Rear Adm. Ralph' DavUon named of NAS assumes additional duties asCOMNAB 100 dropped from OAR payroll S7 September 1951- 1.000th Wave graduated from Airman
Head of 7th District. $. Comdr. J. D. Shea becomes JSl 164- New blood drive for Korea war net School.
IS A.ra.t 1944- CO of Cecil Field Cant.. Charles Public t el Works bill authorizing construction 750 pint I during first' week. 9 July 1954Capt -
Activities at NAS crippled by power Lee assumes duties as Commander of Mayport project passedby 1 November 1)51- John S. Thach relieves Capt.
shutoff Fleet Air Jacksonville pending arrival House.It Some 1,200 civil service employees of Burnham McCaffree as Station CO.
19 August 1944Opt. Jane 1954- NAS get pay raise of 10 cent.
of Rear Adm. Durgln.IS per 9 Jal7 1954CCA -
NAtFC.I Hopkins takes over s skipper i November 1948- Capt. Douglas Day assumes commandof 1 November 1951Rent Unit 17 record 50.000th land-
of September. 1944- I Carrier Air Group 8, first group of NAS Jax relieving Capt. A. L Mai- for low-coat housing NAS Dewey Ing.
Fleet Air Jax arrives. strom. Park goes up. 22 ;July 1954 -
Vandalism In barracks will run to SS J... 1954 S November 1961-
,SI November 194ft- Six P2Vs leave Jax with 100 NARTU
ttoooo.1Z I Rear Adm. Calvin Dureln becomesCommander Naval Hospital bed capacity boosted Blood drive Is success. Total of Jax Weekend Warriors in historic
September 1)44Demobilisation to 325: beds. 4.071 pints of blood donated mill-
ends Fleet Air Jacksonville; by first oversea flight for reserves.
officially!! Sept. Capt. Lee becomes Chief of Staff 54 h.. 1951LJfhtnlng tary and civilian personnel In less 21 July 1954-
10.Ill December 194ft- strikes Mason Field during than two months. Rear Adm. John Perry relieves Rear
"September 1944-
Work period ordered for Saturday 15 receive wings In final naval aviation baseball game Nine NAS players 5 November 1911/ Adm. 0 borne Hardlson a* Com<'ah-
knocked Comdr. Easton Noble
ceremony out no serious Injuries new NARTU Jax.
mornings. VPRberlna exodus 1 Jaly 1154NAAS skipper.
21 August 1954-
I October 1944- 19,49
Crash Is tragedy: of Air Show. 14 Jaanary 1149Contingents mnlntenance Cecil, Field placed on partial 1952: Group life Insurance made available

II October 1414- of VF-171 of CAC-17 arrive 1 July .*stnJrto 17 January 1932Ui to all government employees.
CIvvies authorized for all personnel at NAS. >S Leyte, back from Korean war 9 September 1954-
I December> 1944- 17 February 1141- Raymond Sharp assumes com fare. arrives In Jax waters No football announced for Sax Navy

lax Navy football team ranked Carrier, Air Group 4<< arrives from 1 August NARTU 1954- Jax. 24 Jasma.ry 1952Composite .- for 1954. -
2 October 1954
fourth in the nation following a successful Norfolk. Squadron 5 and Fasron 51
season. 15 March 1949- tive; Navy places Cecil Field back on ac. report to Jax for duty Capt. Henry C. DeLong takes over
1947 Jax Navy Bojs Baseball Training status 13 March 1952.- as NATTCenter CO.
29 1947Capt. School holds first session 17 Aatwt 1954- Some 9 October 1954-
May 4,300 ungraded
Navyplanl to convert Cecil Field i Capt. Edwin J. S. Young relieves
Anthony R. Brady leaves for 7 April UttJacksonville- Into 6-cent wage Increase
'master-jet but
Adak Alaska. Paul I Capt. Theodore Dahl as ComFalrWlng
Conadr. E. Emrtck, area assigned more combat IS September 1954 I -
Kxec.. serves a* acting CO. planes, making Jax No. i plane Reactivation of -Cecil Field-complete. I For the tint. time two carriers USS 11.
4 November I'M-
IS Jane 1947- capital.IS 5 October 1954 Wasp and Le>te operate In Jax waters
A & R begins two-week shutdown April IhtMartanal at same time Hurricane Hunters of VW-4 record
for plant maintenance. Mart, largest flying boat basin Survey project.It begun on Mayport carrier IS March 1952- busiest season In tracking. eight: storms

19 use 1947- ever to land here brines contingent Oetoter 1954Mlcroselamie VJ-2, Hurricane Hunter squadron, November 1954-
Capt. C. M. Shaar takes over command of Carrier Air Group 13 from West Research placed in commission Jax Navy skeet team chosen to represent
of Naval Hospital. Coast Into Project goes 27 March 195*- U.S. In International shoot at
operation .
17 July nu- S May 1949USS -- S4 Oet.ber1954hur VF-172 returns from Korea combat. Caracas. Venezuela
Capt. Herbert Duckworth becomes Midway, first aircraft carrier: 27 March 1952Trls 5 December I'M-
commanding ortlcer'of NAS. to visit Jax. hits station. Inflicts sltjght5da plus Speaker, baseball Hall of Tamer, Jar Navy skeetmen claim Interna
1 August 1947- IS May 1949- 9 November 1954 attends Jax Navy Boys Baseball Training Uonal skeet championship won at' Ca .
Jax Navy takes first place In Inter- Rear Adm. Calvin T. Durgln leaves Announce 750,000-))( renovation Camp as guest.: racas, Venezuela.
District swimming meet., post as ComFalrJax to become Deputy for NAT$ dentet program 19 April 1952Composite 195SSI
SI tl. ..t 1947- CNO (Air). 14 December 1954 area Squadron 63 commissioned: February' 1955-
Navy swimming meet opens here; 1 1M&- Jax Air News wins Armed Forces It Jax.IS CAG-3 awarded unit commendation
Station saddened death Rear Adm. John April 1951Aviation for Koreas
by of Captain Cassndy takes over Press Service "Pat 01the Back"award. service
Anthony R. Brad as Commander )'IeeAIr Jax. Ground Officers\ School 17 March 1)55-
U September 1947NAS 14 July 1919Jacksonville- 14 December 1954- graduates first class at NATTCenter. Six to 25 per cent pay raise for Mili
Softball team loses out In All- City Council removes Carrier USS II April I95Z- tary.SI .
Navy final to Alameda Hellcats/ rent controls despite Navy appeal. waters OrIskany visits Jax Armed Forcer Blood Center at NAS March 1955-

1 October 1947- 11 August 111)NASawarded- 7 J 1151- Jax report 11,000 blood donors in First annual Charity Drive opens.
> Station pounded by tropical storm Navy's certificate of Naval Air Technical seven months I May 1955
I October 1947>> Achievement of Safety reactivated. Training Center 1 May 1952Carrier Navy requests SL3 million for Jsx
Navy working parties save thousands 1 September 1949- Air Croup 10 commissioned projects.
ot dollars worth of storm-battered One of Florida's worst hurricanes 1951 IT Nay 195*- I May 195S
Jacksonville Beach home. I strikes-Innicts slight damage. II January 1921: Third annual Charity Carnival staged Halt Salk vaccine sale at NAS.
II November 1.11- I September 1949- Two Weekend Warrior squadrons of About $45txt to charity. 11 May 1165 '
New pay scale based on Tax area VPML) Squadron of NARTU Jax NARTU. V)'-'741 and VP-741. ordered SS May 192- Aircraft for Byrd expedition outfit
survey Boosts wages of per diem employees receives Noel Davis Trophy. 66 Station to active duty VK.U: ''AYJax>f Korean combat. ted ftt O A 2v
i employees discharged due_ to_ economy 15 February 1'51- z* Hay 1952.- 7 imlj 1955
i December 1947guantlco cut Ted Mack and Oilrlnal Amateur Charter granted for Credit Union. Over SU5.400: raised In first Charity
Marine defeat NATC All- SS November 1949- Hour national network show originates 19 Blay 195Z- Drive.
Stars >>-l2. for Cart Coast grid title. Fleet Air Jax loses 1,000 personnel from NAS Jax. Newly organized 1 July 19U
194SIS In reshuffle of Carrier Air 1 March 1951- attached to NAS Ina twotyeuio NALF Mavport becomes NAAS.
February 1941- Group 8 and nar.lf:4": : tot decommissioning. Two more NARTU squadrons, VP- rlvea.U 14 leant 19i5 .
NAS Fliers win 7th ND basketball 741 and VMF-144 ordered. to active Jine 1)52Capt. Rear Adm. D. c. Cornwell relieves
championship. S4 November 1949- duty. Arthur Burn takes command ot Rear Adm. John Perry a* Commander
U February 1918t Advanced unit of Fleet Air Wing 11 S9 March 1M1- Fleet Air Wing 11. Fleet Air Jacksonville. .
Naval Air Technical Training Center arrive from Puerto Rico. Francis Mathews 12 Jane 1952.- SI August 1955
to Memphis.\ Tenn. 2.500 personnel and 1 December 1949-- de'ier.taldN.'i' Jar 50 Years Progress ABC School established. New uniform code of conduct posted
equipment moved. Rear Adm. John Cassady Commander celebration. I July 1 52- for all servicemen.
14 April 1944- Fleet Air Jag leaves to become Deputy 11 April 1951- Cecil Field Auxiliary Air Station be- 15 August 1955
Rear Adm. Ralph Davlson leaves post CNO (Air). Carrier Air Group Eight commis comes a full-fledged Air Station. Crackerjax win Sixth ND Softball
M Commandant. 7th ND. Relieved by 1951 stoned First In Atlantic fleet to be 14 August 1>>12Clipt. crown.
Rear Adm L f. Mason 19 Jaaaary 1954 composed entirely of reserve squadrons Burnham C. McCaffree relieves August 1955
U May 1)42Increase Sleet Air 11 Capt. T. Capt. John S. Thach. CO of NAS lax
wing begins operation. Douglas Day a* NAS Jax CO.
depart for
in workload of 0 A R new assignment. Cumdr,
result unit arrive. S May 1931- II September 195S-
In 9"0 additional jobs for civilian. Janaary 1950- Local reserve squadron VP-741 joins Over 21,000 pints of blood collectedat John 1 September Myers takes 1955. command.
91 May 1944- Cecil Held receives orders for deac- Fleet, Air, Wing Eleven.S Armed Force Blood Center during Naval. Marine
90 officer receive wings/ In first tIva tlon. May 1951- first year color aircraft undergo new
-ceremony of kind since I 1943.II scheme at 0 & R.
15 February 1914- Naval Auxiliary Air Statlon- ford. 20 d'rn 15 September 1953
J... 1944- Rear Adm. Alfred Montgomery takes Fla, reactivated. Capt. Peck relieve Capt. Lester Six Italian
NAS sees first )Jell land here. over as Commander Fleet Air Jax. IS. May It.U- Rice as' CO of NATTCenter. months Navy student finish 14-
training at
,.ZS .... 1948- 11 March 1954Secretary Second annual Charity Carnival held. SI October 1952- SI September 1955 NATTCenter.
Capt. A I. Malstrora becomes CO., of Navy Francis Mathewsand Some $350)0. raised for charity. USS Tarawa first carrier to dock at Nine VW-4 lost
men aboard
'II *.!/ 1948- Admiral Fonest Sherman <::NO, 7 ;..., 1'51- Mayport. basin l(P2V during of sea
tracking Hurricane
Rear .Adm ,l1iieet<< I.ltch becomes visit: NAS.' VP-712 joins, NARTU! 1/u/ ;.. :t November! 19:%- I '

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13 Oct. 1955 JAX AIR NEWS Page Nine

PROGRESS Reflecting .the progress of the Reflects Still Further Growth "

Navy in Jacksonville is the amount of constructionnow
underway. litre is an impressive photo in rspedlve *
of the vertical steel columns rising to'' form $59 Million In Building
the helicopter repair hangar A unit of Overhaul and
Repair department of NAS Jax. The bottom photo is
an artist's drawing of what the building will look like
when it is completed. Work on the building was begun During Next Five YearsHow
in April of this year and h expected to be finished
by !May 1956, at a cost of $2,163,185.
n a right was the Hepburn Board in selecting Jack.

sonville as the ideal location for a new naval air station backin

;.., 1939, is reflected'not' only in the tremendous growth of
the Jax Navy Complex since its modest beginning in 19.10 to

4 .' the present time, but in existing plans for future expansionin

..... .,,' < the years ahead. ,
,.'A,s 4"i: if& Within the next five years the
: .': has just completed a $2,222,205
; : t ", : Navy anticipates a construction program including the disassembly -

program of about $59 million. Of and cleaning building ($840-

this $13 million will be spent for 137)) and electronics building

($793,639)). .
a second carrier mooring facility

at NAAS Mayport, a second hangar Now underway are a $1,195,847

and another jet runway. The extension to the main Overhauland

first increment of the new moor- Repair Building; a $2,163,185

1 ing facility already is underway, helicopter and shop repair build
with boring being taken in the ing; and various other facilities

t the basin bottom.ANOTHER such as office and classroom

::> t 4S. $20.MILLION is estimated space, improvements to the elegy;;;

for NAS lax, mainly for trical distribution system, and

even further expansion of the aircraft parking areas..
w 1Lt t r r l r rL a d r !Y.1.1M 1.MN{
Overhaul and Repair plant whichDepot IN PLANS FOR the future arc

additions and alterations to the
11 Departments -- : ': operations control tower,'and adequate

l la r storm drainage: for power
(Continued from Pace 6)) : : : : :; : plant No.1.Construction.

began operations as a separate ; \ : ;; ; at NAS Cecil

department from the Medical ;f .. .' Field, to run to about $26 million,
service in 1946 has of ,
proved ,lf'1 includes a chapel; commissarystore
great service to the Navy man. -r
; training buildings; a sup-
Here at NAS Jax the modern '.:.. :
warehouse recreational facil-
ply ;
dental clinic, located in the NAS ;, ,.,
ities; administration and public
Infirmary,is staffed by eight den- > "
works buildings; rifle and pistol
tists and 14 dental technicians, I ..
ranges; an officers club; a guesthouse
headed by Capt. Mack Meradith, and
; quarters; a
senior dental officer. The clinic
welfare building housing a Navy
cares for 2,000 patients per exchange, cafeteria, library and
month including personnel from
NAS Jax, NATTCenter, Fleet
Construction at the Fuel
squadrons and retired Navy and "l *_. Navy
Depot, partly underway, includesthe
Marine Corps personnel. Every Z k ti11tL.
kind of dental care is offered at eat. + ..taA ., 1, L.,1a.f .. ., ". rw.wwyrttiar.r ..... ,, M.n.Y. aw rehabilitation of Pier No. 1,
and a new fire protection system.
the Jax clinic.
a a .

FiscalThe Talk on Benefits, Firefighters Win WEATHER OUTLOOK

Medicare Listed Friday-Warm and partly clou

newest department at NAS Recognition For ValorSeven dy; scattered late afternoon.
Jaxis Fiscal, which became For Oct. 19 showers.

separate from Supply in 1954 Dependents and others in- civilian employees of the Navy Fuel Depot on Saturday-High of 80 with late
direction of Lcdr.
under George terested will be briefed on two Hecksher Drive may be given official recognition for braveryand afternoon showers.

Brickley.It natural in subjects that closely touch the efficiency in successfully bringing an explosive fire under Sunday-Temperature same M

view was of the a functions separation and lives of military families when quick control on Oct. 3, when one of nine gasoline storage Saturday with partly cloudy
many Comdr. Frank Slatinshek of tanks was struck by lightning.The skies.
assumed Fis-
Defense Department will givea whose action is described
men, -
cal. Today this department han tained about 74,783 barrels of jet
of the Survivor I
digest new der. The men were able to escape
dles accounts of 5,414 civilian em- by a Board of Investigation -
Benefits Plan and the Dependent fuel valued at $332,960. Flamesup by clearing a path through the
ployees whose gross annual pay- appointed by the commanding I
Medicare bill at 1030 to 10 fcetr were rising from flames with the extinguishers
roll amounts to $20,500,000 and officer of the Naval Air Sta- I
military accounts for 6,500 per- Wednesday, October 19, at the tion m "above and beyond the the tank inside the top ring when I and by descending the ladder as

sonnel whose annual Mainside Theatre. call of duty," are Fire Chief Noble Lcdr. L. A. Vickers, officer-in- I flaming jet fuel dropped from
gross pay-
roll is $13,710,000. The lecture will be illustrated L. Jordan; Howard D. Miller, charge of the Depot, climbed the I the top. Once on the ground

The big majority of civiliansare with charts and slides, and fireman; Herbert R. Rogers, fire ladder with Rogers and Miller I Rogers and Miller brought the
will be made to
an endeavor flaming oil there under control
employed in the Overhauland truck driver; Marion E. Frazier, to apply dry powder extinguish
answer questions of personneland operator Raymond L. Hod- i and'stood by as a water cover for
Repair Department. The re- pump ;
mainder are employed at the Sta- The be consideredby two plansare ges, pipe fitter; Ray A. Gray, ers.While they were on the roof of Depot personnel bringing up foam

tion proper, NAAS Sanford; NA- Congress expected soon after it con- machinist; and Sam A. Bolden, the tank, two ,explosions raised equipment.
AS Mayport; the Navy Fuel De- fuel gauger. the roof several inches, causing ALTHOUGH HEAVY RAINS
pot; the Orlando Underwater venes in January. AT THE TIME the floating- flareups of flame almost circlingthe helped to cool the side of the

Sound Laboratory; Naval Air roof type tank was struck, it con tank and cutting off the ladAFTERMATH tank, minor rumblings and explosions -

Technical Training Center and advising management: officials .... continued inside for
the Naval Air Reserve Training and employees on classificationand abput five minutes. Clearing a

Unit. wage matters; establishing i. .path through the flames with ex-

a standards of discipline and reviewing tinguishers, Jordan and Hodges

all disciplinary actions; then climbed the ladderand kept

Ind. RelationsWhat administering employees' perfor- the flames down as the first foam

mance ratings programs; .maintains line was led in by Gray, Frazier,
started, out as a mere up-to-date files of civilian Miller and Bolden. All remainedon

Labor Board in 1940, is now the personnel instructions, interprets r the roof while another hose

Industrial Relations Department, their meaning and sees that offi- line was lard, in spite of several

staffed with 45 professional, tech- cers and employees who are responsible serious flarebacks endangeringtheir

nical and clerical civilian employees for personnel operations lives.WITHIN.

; know the basic provisions of such EIGHT MINUTES
It is'' distinctive as the only
instructions; assists managementin after the foam application began,
department this Naval Air
on all employee group dealings; the flames were completely ex-
Station headed by a civilian,
administers food and welfare
tinguished. It is believed that this
Leonard B. Eublnks. It is charged and administers the in-
services, is the first time a fire in this
with the duty of recruiting, ex-
centive Awards Program. <, type of storage tank has been
amining and hiring all civilians
successfully extinguished
for the Station. And it is also -
loss of life or product. What
concerned with .employee rela OfficesIn
Special might have
resulted in million-
tions and employee services, apPrentice r'
dollar damage cost less than
training, supervisory addition to the departments, :. ...> $10-
000 for
repair of the tank.
development training, and indus- in the organizational structureare L.., .. --. "
which render The investigation board that
trial safety. listed offices
OF TANK FIRE Only for the alertness of
Among its many functions are special asistance to the command. firefighters at the Navy Fuel Depot, this could J>e a scene of recommended the men for rccog"nition
the processing of necessary personnel These include the Chaplain, Dis- destruction and tragedy. One of the floating-roof type tanks also requested special recognition -
, actions to effect promo- cipline Office, Comptroller's Office (above) containing 74,787' gallons of jet fuel was struck by lightning for the leadership,
and burst into flames. Firefighters at the depot were quickto readiness and
Infor- training ti
Office Service theDepot's
tions, reassignments, demotions, Legal respond in a daring and alert manner. The white, foamy sub-
resignations and retirements from mation Office, and Special Assistant stance in the foreground is used to fight fuel fires. It I is being regular and auxiliary fire

federal service; counselling and for Administration. drained from the top of the tank. department.

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Page Ten JAX AIR MEWS 13 Oct. 1955

... _
Station To Host I ::::: i Intramural

.Mixed Golf Play CalendarFor

NAS Jacksonville will play _
Week of October 11-19
host to second round 'partici MAINSIDE

pants in the AllJacksonvilleMixed Friday, Oct. 14-Football: NAR-

Two-Ball Golf Tourney TU vs. Hospital (stadium) and

on Sunday, Oct. 30, it was,an Operations vs. VW-4 (Mustin);
Golf: VP-3 vs. VC-62 (150) and
nounced this week.
V Na ComFairJax vs.' Fasron 6 (1551)).
The Naval Air Station course 't Monday, _Oct 17 Football: Hospital -
It one of five sites chosen for the vs. Personnel (stadium);

city-wide duo tourney which begins M Golf: Operations vs. VP-3 (1530)1

next Sunday, Oct. 17. and ComFairJax vs. Administration

CHOSEN ,FOR THE initial Or ((1551)); Bowling: Operations

qualifying round from Oct., 17 vs. 0 ft R (alleys 1-2),Personnel

through Oct. 23 was the Hyde _.,": ;. t vs. Electronics (Sand Hospital
Park Golf Course. First round :'.;t! vs. Pill !Rollers ((5-6).

match play follows at the Brent .. Tuesday, Oct. 18-Football: Op
wood course from Oct. 25 throughOct. :-.; : .' orations vs. VP-3 (stadium) and

29 and the next session is .. ... _. .:..1IIiI VC-62 vs. FAW-11 (Mustin){

on the NAS Jax fairways. TROPHY WINNERS ,- Part of the group of Fall trophy Bowling: FAW-11 Golden' Grill vs.
Second round winners will then I winners and their athletic officers at NATTCenter shared In the VP-3 Bombers ((1.2)), VC-62 vs.
lAX trophy presentation ceremonies conducted by Capt. Henry C. FAETU (3-4) and Fasron 6 vs.
move over to the Timuquana DeLoar, commanding officer. From left are LtJg( ) Thomas Pie VP-3 Huskies (alleys ,5.$).
;, Country Club course to resume kett, AE-A School; MlSdFrancis Greenwood, AN-P School, Wednesday, Oct. 19-Football:
action on Nov. 1 through Nov. Sports chess titlist; Led*. O.'S. Braddock, AE School; T/ Sft Jim Don- VW-4
nely, AE-B "School, badminton M/Sfft Jim Bertolino AN-P vs. Personnel (stadium) and
; ,
4 and the finals will be
playedon BriefsSpero School, badminton; Captain DeLong; Capt. Thomas Mooney, AN-P Fasron 109 vs. Hospital (Muslin);
Nov. 6 at Beauclerc Country' School: T/Sft Carl Burney. MarAvDet, chess; and Lee Murray, Golf: NARTU vs. VC-62 ((1530)).
Club. Tassopoulos, former University I AE2, AE-B School, badmln. on. Trophies also were awarded for and Hospital vs. Fasron 6 ((1551));
I pool and acey-deucey.
Seven mixed teams from NAS >of Georgia football star Bowling: NARTU vs. Communications

Jax were already entered late and safety engineer at NATTCenter (1-2)( ), Hospital vs. Medics
last week and more were expect ((3.() and Supply vs. Special Services
"fell into a new job" quite
ed to mail in their entries over ((5-6)).
the week-end. by accident. In line pf duty as Volleyball schedule for week of

safety engineer he attends all Oct. 17 FAETU..
ALREADY SLATED to play in : Fasron 109)( :)

the tourney are the mixed Navy large gatherings in King Hall and VC-62 vs. Fasron 6, VVV-4 vs.
NARTU and 0 & R FAW11. '
when the Marines vs.
teams of Mrs. Steve Blitz and Er. inter-company
NARTU ,vs. FAETU, VP-3 vs.
win Scott, Bill Scarbrough and boxing meets started from Airman -
VC-62' Fasron 6 vs. FAW-11 and
Mrs. Henry Johnson, Joe McDonald -
Preparatory School, 'Tassie"was a VW-4 vs. OAR.NATTCENTKR: .
Mrs A. B. Conner Frank
; !
conscripted as a judge. Now
Meyer-Mrs. Frances Owen Williams
I he doubles' in brass at all fight Thursday, Oct 13-Golf: AK vs.
) Mrs. Herman Gingrich and
George Manassa Mike Benak and I events and has developed into a Med-Dental, AO vs. Admin., Tra-
AK AO Schools Setting Fac vs./NavAirWeaps, AGO No. 1
Teddy Jackson and Lou Brozo- regular fan. vs. AGO ''No.2, Special Services

Mrs. Casey Maze.NARTU t tIt vs. Supply, ,AE VI. AGO No.3;

looks like Aviation Electri- : Center IM Grid Pace Bowling: AN-P2 vs. TraFac, AGO

cian's Mate School Class B againis .. vs. NavAirWeaps, Disbursing vs.

Fasron 6 In the NATTCenter volleyball Aviation Storekeepers School and Aviation Ordnance Schoolare AE, Personnel vs. Special Services,

league and what the Sparkie Bees the only Undefeated teams in the NATTCenter touch football AN-P vs. AO; Volleyball: NavAlr-

j Show Heels In have is still unexplainable. They league, as a result of last week's games. Weaps VI. AO, AE-B vs. AK; Box'
lost most of their Station Chain ing: Co. 37 vs. Co. 38.
I The Storekeepers won over
pionship team of last year but : ured ,NavAirWeaps, 197. Friday, Oct. 14 Volleyball:
Mural 'Airman Preps, 19.6, and edged! _
Bowling have swept through all oppositionthis i out Aviation Electricians:: 7-6. In other games NavAirWeapstook AE-A vs. AN-P NavAirWeapsvs.
season. Special Services; 7.0; Air- AK. -
Ordnancemen ,Aviation
Bowling was the only sport dumped .
man Preps downed Special Serv Monday, Oct. 17 -- Football: .
Electricians 19-7 and then
that didn't take' it on the chin
Despite the fact they have one ices, 70. NavAirWeaps vs. AE-A, AK vs.
from the weatherman this week
of the stiffest training courses at ; Standings SS, AN-P vs. AO; Volleyball: AO
as all teams saw plenty of alley NATTCenter, Aviation Ground Won Lost vs. AN-P, AE-A vs. SS.

action. Officers School still ''puts in a AK-A School 4 0 Tuesday, Oct. 18 -Volleyball:

Both of last week's runners-up hand for the Recreation program.In AO-A School 4 0 NavAirWeaps vs. AN-P, AO vs.

in the American and National golf the school has, fielded AE-A School 2 2 SS; Golf: AN-P vs. Admin, AK

League races took over the top three teams in the NATTC intra AN-P School 1 3 vs. NavAirWeaps, AO vs. AGO2,

spots in their respective divisionsas murals. NavAirWeaps 1 3 TraFac vs. Supply, AG01 vs. A*

the previous leaders drifted 1Littleheardof. Spec. Serv.: < 0 4 G03, SS vs. AE-A; Bowling: AO

downward. Tabulating Ma- vs. AE, Personnel vs. AK, AN-P

In National League hardwood chine Unit at NATTCenter has VolleyballersSee vs. SS, Disbursing vs. TMU, AN

play the Weekend Warriors from blossomed forth in two Fall sport P2 vs. AGO.Wednesday.

NARTU ousted Communicationsfrom events, fielding a golf team for Oct 19 Football
first with two perfect shut Training Facilities and enteringthe VP-3 Go Ahead NavAirWeaps vs. SS, AE vs. AO,,;

out performances against the Pill intramural bowling league. AD vs. AN-P; Volleyball: AE-B I
Rollers and Operations. Led by S VP-3 knocked off NARTU and vs. AE-A. '

Art Varmac, the loop's leading Seen at the George Washington FAETU this week to lead the Thursday, Oct. 20-Golf: Medi

kegler for the first two weeks of 1 Florida U. game at the Gator Mainside Intramural Volleyball 1 cal vs. NavAirWeaps( AN-P vs.i I

action, NARTU.has now taken 12 Bowl last. Saturday night: Rear M League with a perfect 4-0 slate AGO2, AK vs. Supply, AO vs.

straight points off three oppon Adm. D. S. Cornwell, ComFair--F :Ifl while VC-62 remained close be AG03, TfaFac vs. AE-A, AG01

ents and remains unscored on. Jax, with Mayor Haydon Burns hind with three wins and no vs. SS; Bowling: SS vs. AK, AN-P.

COMMUNICATIONS was right of Jax. losses. vs. AE, AO \.. TMU Personnel'vs.

behind NARTU with an 8-0 mark S 1 NavAirWeaps. Disbursing vs.
The patrol squadron team
? Sand is deadlocked with Electronics : A press wire photo in one of AGO.NavAirWeaps.
downed NARTU 15-3, 15.13 and .
which managed to stay unbeaten the local dailies showed a scat
FAETU 15-0, 17.15 while VC-62
with a 4-0 win over O&R. halfback for University of Pittsburgh -
was downing 0 & R by one-sided
VP-S HUSKIES and VC-62 gaining a few yards ; scores of 15.{ and 15.3 in their _
nudged each other for second through the line, which ordinarily
solitary match of the week. Grabs
would not excite us. But the ball
with ,identical 5.3 point recordsfor Fasron 6 picked up its firstcourt
a percentage mark of .625 carrier was Lou Cimarolli, who
win of the season with
played for Jax: Navy in its last Links Honors
and another tie developed for the 154, 15.8 session over FAETUand > P
year of football in 1953. Jax Navy :
fourth spot between ComFairJaxand
0 & R moved into the third
Naval Air
may not have fielded good Weapons System
NAMTD who ended up the any
week with 7-5 marks for .583. teams in its late years, but college spot 109 victory over Fasron School is atop the NATTCenter
s. by game scores of 15.1 and
gridirons are dotted with golf league as a result of the
American League scores for the 152.
men who played for Jax: Navy. first week of play with the loss
week included: NAMTD 4, VWo -{ All other league teams of
were only half a point in two
(forfeit); Fasron Six 3, FAETU idle during the week Or their matches.
1; FAW-11 Golden Griffs 2, VP-3 British Sailor: "Battleships scores went unreported. Won and lost point recordsfor
Huskies 2 and NAMTD 2, VP-3 Why the flag ship of our navyis
Current standings through the teams competing in the '
Bombers 2. so big the captain travels
around the deck in an automo Tuesday, Oct. 11 are: VP.3O, golf league are: NavAirWeaps,
Scores in the National League bile! RETURNING VETERAN VC-62 3.0, 0 & R 2.1, Fasron 6 7%-%; Medical-Dental, 7-1;

were: NARTU 4, Pill' Rollers 0; Comely Pat Ashcraft of NAT. 1.2, NARTU 1.:, 'FAETU 0-2, AN-P School, Administra
Special Services 4, Hospital 0; American Gob: "That's notliing TCenter Is one of the veterans FAW.ll 03. and VW-4 00. tion 5.3i; Supply, 4.4; AK
Communications 4, Supply 0; Personnel The galley of our, flag ship ij so back this season with the lax School, 3V4-4V4' ; Spec."Serv.,

))3, Medics 1; NARTU 4, big the cook has- to go through Way e Crackerjax basketball "He asked me to marry 'him 3%.{%; AE-A School 3-5; AG

Operations 0 and Electronics 4, the Irish stew in a submarine'to son team., Ashcraft All-SUte will guard form last the sea nucleus I and make him happy." O-l, 3-5; TraFacilities, 2-2; AGO

G\& R 0. let U the potatoes are done. of this Tear' aCCTeatlon. "Which did you decide to do?" -t, l-8tt} ; AGO-3, 0-8.

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13 Oct 1955 a JAX AIR NEWS Page Eleven


6th Week
the rock-bound coasts of 1930. N. D. Welch, 118; J. D. Deanda
Maine to the placid shores of H. R. 155 II. E. Cain I
Starting out at 134 pounds the vs. Pucket ;
Of CompetitionFor Puget Sound and from the program ranges up to 178-poun- vs. W. C. George, 160; T. E. Moun-

the fifth consecutive week orange groves of Florida to the ders in the long program which tain vs B. F. Walker, 170; B. S. I
oil fields of Texas come the Marine Morris J. V. Johns 168 W. A.
will be refereed by M/Sgt. Ernie vs. ;
2 ranks the
No. as top
Planning boxers from Airman Preparatory O'Neal. Lyons vs. R. C. Seavey, 178; and (Personnel are Invited to visit
NAS- 0 & R Bowl-
team in the School for tonight's 11- A. J. Baldeschwielen J. II. the USO Servicemen's Club at 37

ing League, _downing Accessories bout program in King Hall at the Following is the program with Moreno, 170. W. Monroe St. The Club Is open
3-0 for its third straight shutout. Naval Air Technical Training Company 38 named first: from 0900 to 2330 dally).
However, the Planners failed Center, G. E. Pollek vs. B. G. Warnock, JUdges will be MaJ. Edward Thursday Oct. 13-2000, Scav-

to gain on their two closest rivals T/Sgt. R. F. Morgan's Com- 134; D. W. Hanson vs. D. Araiz Maloney, Spero Tassopoulos and enger hunt.

Assembly and Planning No. 1, as pany 37 will tangle with T/Sgt. 137; J. W. Fondenbert vs. R. E. Peter'!alvus; Timekeeper Larry Friday, Oct. 14 1740, Cafe

they also blanked their opponentsto. J, R. Gilbert's Company 38 with Seidler, 138; N. C. Bryne vs. R. Kozain and ring announcer Capt. Italiano featuring spaghetti din-

stay within two"and the three I the first bout taking place at W. Wilson, 147; T. R. Huntoon vs. .Tom Mooney ners; 2000, decorating party.
respectively of top
games -- -- -
Saturday, Oct. 15-Open Houseall

tpot. [O&R Fishermen day; 2000, Girl of the Month

STRANGELY ENOUGH, the Dance, refreshments.

loop-leaders have yet to land a I Steal SpotlightIn Sunday, Oct. 16-1730, Vespersand

team member among the select refreshments; 2000, free mo

group of keglers with the highest Fish ContestA tl vie.

averages, but good overall Monday, Oct. 17- 1900, Nightof

strength has kept them at the clean sweep of all three top I Games.

top thus f&r.Charlie prizes in the Black Bass fishing I Tuesday; Oct. 18-2000, skating.

Adams took over the contest for station civilian em- I Wednesday, Oct. 19 __ 2000,
reins in the race for the highest ployees and their families went I Dance.

individual average with a 177. to Overhaul and Repair person- : .

Adams is closely followed by Roy nel in the September contest.J. .

Askew with 176, Frank Byers H. Bedenbaugh, Mrs. Eddie AFPS SPORTS 1RoundupBy

with 175, and Martin Hese andE. Lund and J. E. Reilly were the I

Brock, tied with 172 .each. lucky and skillful fishermen who I

plucked the biggest bass from the I
ONLY FOUR MEN bowled bet
depths. +
Armed Forces Press ServiceHere's
ter than 200 last Friday night:
Bedenbaugh his fine I
caught 10
It Broward, 216; J. J. Will, 212; what a few service
pound 8 ounce black bass at Lake
C. H. Cribbs, 209; and N. H. Beh- sports writers had to say about
Delaney while using a rod and J

rens, 202. plug and won a Coleman stove,] the Marciano-Moore heavyweight

Last Friday's results included: offered as the prize in the men's : rs- clash: Chuck Driebf, The Reporter -

Planning No. One 3, Electric division. .
-- --- ...".. at Mt. McPherson, Ga."Welook
Shop 0; Planning No. Two 3, Mrs. Lund was fishing at Scol- TOP MAINSIDE\ BOWLER Here is Art Yarmac, SN, the for Marciano to KO Moore
Accessories 0; Assembly 3, Emergency ty's Boat Landing with a cane top bowler to date of the Mainside intramural bowling league ...
Repair 0; Masters & Fore- pole and shiner when the win- as he follows through with a perfect toss to the strike zone. A before the eleventh round. Ar-
men 2, Supply 1; Cowling Shop 2, veteran of 19 years' competition In the hardwood sport, Yarmac nold Lelbowitz SchofieldLightning -
Production ning 5 pound ounce fish came bowls for three Jax: civilian clubs in addition to NARTU's IM News at Schofield Barracks
1 ,
Planning Metals
; nibbling at her hook. Mrs. Lund, league leaders. lie rolled the loop's high three-game score of 551
Division 2, Engineering 1 Machi- T. H.-"We like Marciano before
; whose husband is in the 0 & R last" week.
nists 2, Ground Check 1, and the tenth." Fred Bauer, The Ca-
Inspection also won
Power Plant 2, Metals No. Two 1. Coleman ducean at Triplet Army Hospital,
stove the women'sdivision
STANDINGSPts prize.A Fasron 6 VP-3 StandoutsIn T JI.-"The guns of Marciano figure -

Pts to keep the heavy diadem."
special night light was won
. Teams For Agst Pet.. This column
reported Aug. 28:
Planning No. 2 14 1 .933 by children Reilly entered as the the entry contest prize dur-; no Mainside Grid WarfareTeams "Look for Rocky Marciano to hit

Assembly ______ 12 3 .800 ing the month. the canvas in his Sept. 20 bout

Planning No. 1 11, 4 ,733 with light-heavy champ Archie
Civilian fishermen are reminded in the Mainside Intramural Football League, had more
Cowling Shop 96 .600
but don't look
for the
Power Plant 9 6 .600 that October is the final I trouble with ole Jupe Pluvius during the past week than they did I II Brocton Blockbuster to lose his
month for the contest for 1955. with each other. I
Metals Div. _____ 8 7 .533 title." Fastest
Electric Shop ___ 7 8 .467 Once again the top prizes in themen's On four straight evenings loop man on the
University of Cincinnati
Rouse and Bob Duncan and end- grid
and women's divisions
Supply 7 8 .467 are games: were cancelled due to rainor
ed' with their fifth straight loss squad is halfback George "Babe"
Coleman stoves and the up
entry wet and
Prod. Plan. 7 8 .467 grounds only one con-
Ruth .
Engineering .-_ 6 9 .400 prize will be a night light. A test managed to get played on of the campagn. Navy center Wilson
Mast. & Fore. 6 9 .400 reel will be given in the child- schedule.In .I came to the academy
ren's division. The NAS team had numerous from the naval reserve.
Emergency Rep. 6 9 .400 that One, VP-3 won, its
Metals No. 2 6 9 .400 4s0Welldressed fourth straight victory with a scoring opportunities and almost Ex-marine Carmen Basilio, wel-

Accessories 5 10 .333 man, cigar In hard-fought 20-6 decision over got off to a fast lead in the first terweight champ of the world, recently -

Ground Check 4 11 .267 I hand, falling through the air luckless Personnel to hold a half when Halfback Clark Par. visited his brother, Sgt

Machinists r. 4 11 .267 I from an airplane: "Gad! That share of first place. sons intercepted one of Rouse's A. C. Basilio, at Quantico Va.
.;. r wasn't the wash room after all!" 1 passes on his own 20 and galloped Sgt. Basilio managed the Quantico -

Golf Lessons ForOfficers' t Heavily favored VP-3 found a all the way to the PatRon 10 boxing team last year.

Wife: "Why don't you want me bearcat in the Personnel team before being knocked out of
WivesThe bounds. But the drive fizzled and ended on the VP-3
up 17-yard
to join the Waves? which definitely played its best
Officers' Wives Golf Asso- VP-3 took over on downs. line when End Glenn Rogers lateralled -
Sailor husband: "You wouldn'tbe game of the season. But the eel-
ciation announced this week that The half 'almost when off to Chuck Fisher at
happy, dear. It's noncombatant l lar-dwellers couldn't cope with was over
golf lessons for Association mem- : duty. the breakaway running of Homer Rouse got loose deep in his own the 25. .
bers will begin Oct. 18. A nomi- territory and scooted all the way

nal fee will be charged for the for a T.D. which gave the.even Then on fourth down Williams

10-Jesson course and interested i tual victors a 7-0 lead followinga fired a pass to Ron Bachman who

personnel are asked to make reservations Tight Race In Mainside successful conversion.On was all by himself at the 10 and

at the Golf Shack the second play after the he raced to the goal line for the
prior to Oct. 15. tally. Bachman was injured on +
Quarterback Dick
the play: but he stayed in the
Each lesson will consist of 15 Mural Links CompetitionOnly Williams got Personnel rolling
game. Williams' incomplete
minutes instruction and 45 minutes with a 16-yard pass play that pass
for the extra point left the count
of actual play-on the course. .
two matches were playedin ularly slated clashes. at 76.

the Mainside Intramural Golf Charles Douglas carded a 43 AE-B tops CenterVolleyballcrs The patrol squadron'g final
( touchdown came on a Rouse-to-
SCUTTLEBUTT.. loop' ttys week as steady rain to lead VP-3 in its win over Fair Boroff
pass play covering some
and resulting
a soggy course
of seven of Jar, downing George Johnson :35 yards. The conversion was no
forced postponement
who scored 50. Gordon Lee Ed Aviation Electrician's Class
a good and the score stood 206.(
the league's nine scheduled con- B School the first
Brown and Bob Becotte all added topped League standings, as of Tues-

tests. points for the winners while round "of NATTCenter volley- day (A.M.), Oct. 11 are:
VP-3's 41% decision over Dick Green garnered Fleet Air's ball play by defeating the Malnslde Football

y ComFairJax left the patrol squadron lone tally. Tom,, Davies and Don Class A School sextet last week

sextet in first place over Hardy split the remaining pointin in two straight matches, 15-6, Pts. Pts.

NARTU who picked up five more the day's closest match, Davies 15-8 and finished the first I Teams Won Lost For Agst

points in a match with FAWTU. shooting a 44 and Hardy a 45. round of play undefeated.In VP-3 4 0 74 18
VP-3 now has a season's slate of other matches last week I Fasron 6 4 0 B7 32

10&! points-for and 1% points- NARTU's LEADING point producer Airman Preps won over Special FAW11VC62 3 1 76 50
Andy Leschak, blasted 2 1 80 20
of .875,
against for a percentage Services, 2-0, 2-0; AE-A
while second place NARTU hasa out a <42 in directing his groupto over AK-A, 15-9, 16-14; AE-B :Hospital 2 2 37 63
a 5-1 win over FAWTU. Only O&R 2 2 40 33
record of 22/-7& for
point over AO-A, 2-0, 2-0; NavAir-
Ken Reed saved the TrainingUnit .NARTU 2 2 90 59
Weaps over Special Services,
.750.THE COMING week should be from a shutout. George Operations 2 4 50 80
15-9, 15-13; AE-B over AN-P,
Steve Biltz Dan Home and Fasron 9 1 3 47 77
for the loopas Frye,
"Jutt how an important 15-13, 1215, 15-12; AK-A over
far do
you matches are Frank Brower all won matches VW-4 0 2 0 22"I
many'makeup I AO-A, 2-0, 20.
get? scheduled in addition to the reg- for the second-placers. Personnel 0 a 24 J 125r

VJ r
I f
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s f s rm D1iI 1 f .


3 rm. turn apt, $12 per wk. 3008

Park St. EV 9-4232. Mrs. Mc- i

David. J

J. H. "Dig Jim" Lane, ADC, has 3 rm. furn. apt 1616 Willow

been appointed to the new posi- Branch Ave. Mrs. Reynolds.

tion of general manager' of the 4 rm turn apt. 4590: Menimac S t. Makers of Naval Tradition:

Club by the commanding officerof Mrs. Marsh. Birthdays arc to celebrate and

the Naval Air Station. 3 rm. furn. gar. apt. 55.: 2601 to "take stock". By name, or-by

Dances are being held every : Park St. EV 8-27704 Mrs, Hous inference, all who have helped to

Friday at 2000, topside dance ton. make Naval Air Station, Jack

floor. Music furnished by Char- 3 rm.'furn. apt 55.: 755 King St sonville a part of the national

lie Connors and his orchestra r EV 7-2389 or EV 72070. tradition of heroes will be included

with vocalist.vThe 1 rm. $14 per wk.. 5211 Camille in such books of the -future.

Patio Bar and dance floor Y ,Ave. Apply Thurs and Frt Mrs All may be justly proud of

is closed for the season o vy Levins. carrying on the tradition of ser

All E-7's are cordially invited 3 rm turn apt. $50. 2629 Rosselle vice, the foundations for which

to bring the family and friends % St. EV 7-2700. Mrs. Coman. were firmly established by heroes

to the club The Club specializesin y 4 rm. turn apt $6260. Elec. inc. of other times. We may surmise '

good food at a very reasonable 3859 Herschel St. Clark. that their pride would equal

price. There is television for chil- Share home Murray Hill Area their surprise to witness the

dren. EV 9-9967 Mrs. Daniel achievements of the momentous

Quite a few changes have occurred THIS CAN HAPPEN IN YOUR IIOMtf\ This TV set was 3 rm. turn. cottage $35.'3 rm. turn fifteen years which celebrate the

in the management of the the cause of one of the worst fires encountered aboard the station This apt $40.28f trailer., $35.. Inquire highest ideals of their service.
within the last year. It United and gutted a private dwelling.:
Club in the past week. B. P. Fox, could happen to any home which has a TV. Have your set checked Iron Kettle Trailer J'k. 112- History of The United States

ADC, has been relieved as man- regularly, turn it off when not viewing and remove plug when 8-4061 Marine Corps: Another book of
ager by,J. V Howard. TMC. leaving for prolonged periods. You do not need any more proofto 3 bdrm. un turn. hae. (6326) Pen- inspired men whose selfless ser

Fox has returned to squadron ,show that, fire prevention pays., nant Dr, EV 72729.,Racy, vice helped create the foundation

Fasron' 6 after serving as man- 1 rm, twin bds. cpl. or 2 women. upon, which this birthday celebration

ager for months. He was instru- District Local Officials 1602 Goodwin St. EV' 8-3276.: is made a truly, proud

mental in quite a few improve- 1 bdrm. eff. fume cottage. 1319 occasion. Before such tradition,

ments at the Club, such as the Hamilton St EV 8-3829. Mrs as we take stock of the results,

Patio Bar, new lights, Rumpus Laud Low Fire Loss HereA Marchus. we will know humble appreciation -

Room, new paint throughout and 2.,. rm turn apt.. $35. 3 rm.. furn. for the sacrifices'which have

many other items. The Club apt. $55. 4443 Herschel St EV made our pride possible
low loss during the previous fiscal
relatively fire year
would like to thanks for 8-0852. Nichols.
express I Smell Smoke: Another tradition
out the Commandant Sixth
his devotion to his job. has been currently pointed by 2 rm. furn. apt .2584 College. EV in which activities
Naval District, along with the reiteration that only continued 74993. our may

vigilance on the part of all hands can reduce\loss of life and FOR SALE take pride is the 24-hour a day
awareness of what the nation
K Navy property. 3, bdrm. hse. 4542 Blount Ave. celebrates as Fire "Prevention
This index of the causes of fire Lcdr. Arnold. Ext. 622 or 203.
$64,373. Week We suggest this book for
# .< alarms, number and causes of 3 bdrm. CD. hse Avail. 1 Jan the simplicity of and
fires, and the resultant losses is 1956. 6035 Cedar Hills Blvd instruction to help that
fi4"'G ao' Intended to serve as a guide in personnel, such as barracks and Rlvenburg. carry into
safety consciousness every
effective controls, according to i dwellings, lead the list of buildings 2 bdrm. hse. $49 mo. S149 Banshee aspect of work, play and home

t ,o the report received from the occupancies in the numberof Ave. EV 9-5249. life

, K S i iM. Sixth Naval District by Lt. Col. fires accounting for approxi 1952 American Trailer 34', 6301 Going To Blazes: Informal history
David Foos; Jr., commanding officer Roosevelt, Azalea Trailer Pk.
mately 36 percent of the total. of fire fighting, illustrated
of Marine Barracks at NAS I Ext. 423.
with photos and drawings of
x 'Jax. These fires are preventable, 1953 Hse. Trailer 28'. Priv. lot
equipment and of famous, tragic
Lt. Col. Foos and Fire Chief Chief Moran declares, most of Ext. 8230. Chief Lowe. fires.

Don Moran both praise all per them being the result'of carelessness MISCELLANEOUSFound Look-Out Wife: The romance

sonnel aboard' the station' for or indifference such as the boy's bicycle. Owner may of a Forest Ranger and his bride
their past efforts in reporting all claim same by calling Ext. 8145
careless disposition of smoking who take up their life together
in the eliminationof Ride wanted from Park and
fires, as well as Aber- with to the forest
vigil keep safe
t v cs fire hazards as encountered."It material, smoking in bed, electrical dine to NATTC. Hrs. 07301610. 4 .

s. is hoped that this type of appliances improperly maIn- Ext. 8541. Miss Buchanan First Boot: "Why did you salute -
: .51M
,1 vigilance will continue in the future tained or left unattended, and Ride wanted by three from vie. of that truck driver?"

< and that even greater reduc- food left too long"on the stove. Gilmore and Stockton to NAS Second Boot: ""Don't be so

,A: :, tion of frequency and severity That these are human failures Operations. Hrs. 08001630. Ext. dumb, that's General Hauling.

\f! and can be overcome by contin- 348 Miss Hill. the "
.ci rates may be realized, stated Didn't you see sign?
\<<<< fire prevention education
:'k'* ;!,' '".t" and by strict adherence to safe
McLain of VF-13
THIS WEEK DESIGNATED practices is the goal of the Navyin Dead-Eye

nationally as Fire Prevention this field. I
>:; ; Week is a good time to evaluate Wins 'Dew-Jug9 For GunneryA
all aspects of fire preventiozrand Other than. building fires are ,
called to the attention of all
control he indicated.
hands[ in this study: brush and 27-year-old Navy pilot acy in air-to-air fixed gun
Chief Don Moran in studyingthe
grass, vehicles, ships, aircraft, from Davenport, Iowa has be- I nery.
report noted that the numberof Lt. Roy "Dead-Eye McLain Jr.
miscellaneous, piers, and outside ,
the third winner of Na-
fires resulting in loss to Navy come
transformers. Dempsters, trash a member of Fighter ,Squadron
property in the entire Districtis dumps, and tar kettles resultingIn val Aviation. News' individual I 13, received the unusual award

the lowest in the past, five no loss, are not included. "Dew Jug" award for c ur:1- from Rear Adm. Delbert S. Corn-
years while the monetary loss is well, Commander Fleet Air Jack-

the second lowest for the period.As '- --
; sonville, during a brief office
: : :
LOVE SICK?- Pretty Peggy
Ilallack plays a love-stricken in 1952, the greater part of ceremony.
teen-ager in Warner Bros. TV the monetary loss was occasionedby A VETERAN of 10 years naval

production "Kings Row". The a single largefire, accordingto Y service, Lt. McLain is marriedand

young: beauty is auburn haired, the report. Based on the valueof has a son, "Dead-Eye" III-
19 and from San Fernando
the property protected (esti-
Valley, Calif.Station age 1h.Lt. .
mated in excess of seven billion McLain earned his "Dew

dollars), the loss for the fiscal Jug" by racking up a whopping'
year 1955 is a most nominal G. ar 842% in a recent air-to-air gun-

(Continued from Fare 6)) figure. nery exercise. His score beat the

aircraft, and to maintain close STATISTICS SHOW that the previous record, held by Ltjg( )

liaison with Naval shore estab- total loss in the District was Sam T. Martin of Fighter Squadron -

lishments in conjunction with $88,102 (loss figures do not in- 22 (also a Fleet Air Jackson-
clude to aircraft : ville quadron), by 3.5%. He was
training needs of fleet air squad- damage ships or \ __
flying an F9F-8 Cougar jet.
which loss
rons. are not reported,. r
Pilots of the air groups were Occasioned in private vehicles). .' LT. McLAIN credits his six-
weeks of at the Fleet Air
flying F4U-5 Corsairs and AM-l1 for 99 loss fires, averaging $881 'S fr
5' F! Gunnery Unit El Centro California -
Maulers. Rumors of plans for a per fire.Three. r ;, :.' ': ,
as being of "major assistance" -
carrier base at Mayport were I fires were responsiblefor _
I aL
in his lIe
afloat. Hopes were high. approximately 94 percent of 'accomplishment.
from the unit in
Still, the military services the total fire loss for the year. graduated July
found themselves fighting for life They were MCSC Albany, Ga., .5
But most important of all "
according -
as a public, war-weary and readyto NCO Club with.$8800 damage to ,
to Lt. McLain is good
relax, lost interest. It took a the building and $4424 to the con- WINS "DEW JUG" Lt. Roy "Dead-Eye" McLain (second ,
equipment and maintenance, like
war in Korea to awaken the na tents, total loss $13,224; ; Naval from left) of Fighter Squadron 13, receives the Naval Aviation
individual "Dew Jug" award from Rear Adm. Delbert S. that provided by his squadron-
tion to the necessity of a strong Ship Yard Charleston, low-cost News'
Cornwell Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville. Comdr. L. B. MeCuddUi And That Must Be Good.A .
military force in peacetime. housing building loss $3,685;
(left), VF-13 skipper, Comdr. Robert Clarke (center), member of Carrier Air Group
But the of the Jacksonville Green Cove Springs, Administration -
resurgence ComFalrJax training officer and Comdr. Fred Luebke (second 17, VF-13 is commanded by
Navy base was initiatedand Building building damage from right), from the office of Chief of Naval Operations, 'wereon
Comdr. L. B. McCuddin.
its future secured by 1951. $45,000, contents $19,373, total hand to witness the award ceremony.