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15 October will :
"home" for Jacksonville's seaplanes receive *m the leisurely days before ,
mark the third anniversary of and amphibians. the war.Operational ger, Lexington and Langley. His I time winner of the Navy Cross, and
I only previous shore duty was in many others Lieut. John N. West ,..
the commissioning of the Although the Jacksonville Naval
trietln really began 1937 when he served a aide dive
Jacksonville Naval Air Sta- Air Station is the location of a back in 1HI! when two combat train- to Admiral year bomber hero of the Battle of
supply depot, a huge assembly and lor croup were act np, one at Norfolk j Halsey at Pensacola. I Midway and now an NAOTC Instructor
tion, a period which has been and one at San Diego. Hut a; Commander William O. Burch, believes the Navy's policy
repair shop, and a large naval !
the aviation ,
Natr'a the "C.O. I
program at Cecil Field, Jackeon1ville's
punctuated by almost unbe- hospital, by far its most important and facilities for more and moreplloti other |' of having combat-wise veterans.
lievable growth and develop- function is training. It is the head. were needed, the Air op".U.II.1raln- I also auxiliary station, is' coach student fliers is turning out
; Command was established April 30, a combat veteran. Holder "the best in "
pilots the
ment of this great air arm of quarters and largest single unit of jell, with headquarters at Ja fconvllle. i of the D.F.C., the Navy Cross and I I Although the student world.partlcipatiar
the Naval Air Train.
these the
From headquarter
Uncle Sam's a Gold Star for action in the Marshall Ire already accomplished fliers, few
Navy. I :AOTC BOW operate network of
ing Command, and operates a recruit -]; find operational
. Overhead the roar of Avengers ''training atation throughout Florida and Gilbert Island raids, the training an easy job.
Unrlog the
" training camp, a Naval Air i land other of the 1. 8.I eight-week coarse pilot
part I Coral Sea Tulagi and Lae Commander j mutt
Catalinas and scores of other lat. not only familiarize themselveswith
School and of the
est-model Navy combat planes fills one I I f The training units at NAOTC Burch is a storehouse of a powerful combat airplane, hot
largest Air Technical Training stations are organized as closelyas i the combat "know-how" that Is alto receive eoneentrnted instruction a''
the air. so
., I la
I inch
" Centers in the Navy Although auxiliary aspects: o( flying
Down below well-regulated traf Jacksonville established possible along the lines of a valuable to student pilots. Like as gunnery, navigation and radio. If j
' was as an I combat squadron The planes used I Commander Ashford he tiles a carrier-based
; fic equal to that of a fair-sized Commander plane the pilot
intermediate flight training center are not training types, but the"hot" Burch graduated from the Naval must also learn what In probably tko
city moves along the streets that this activity has since been dis I most difficult art ia flying, that of
run between the trim, landscaped continued. models actually flown in the Academy in 1927 and won his rI.t-.,.. operation. This skill is not
buildings.In war zones. Navy Jacksonville, as wings at Pensacola in 1930. I I acquired out of a text-book or i In a
S Aiding the regular personnel of the headquarters anc 'irgest trainIng I I few hours of classroom lectnres.' but
the offices, shops and class. One of the most successful features -
through long, tedious of ,
the In out the days practice
Navy carrying many center of the NAOTC, is the
rooms thousands of naval and civilian of the Navy's operational on landing strips I laid out around
and varied activities of the naval scene of continuous activity by I I I .NAOTC air stations. At the completion
personnel carry on the routine I training program is its use of combat '
air station are several hundred some of the best-known combat of the course pilots are required t*
but extremely vital, behlnd- veterans, such as Comdr. Ash make
"cheek-out" take-offs and laadiags
the-lines activities of war. WAVES. Coming to Jacksonvillein planes of the Navy. Its squadrons' ford and Comdr. Burch, brought on the flight deck of a real carrier
Oldtimer at Jacksonville can remember increasing numbers, they have are made up of Avengers Cata back from the war zones to pass before they are released to the fleet iI i
only three year: ago, when already released scores of sailors linas, Seagulls and, ingfishers, first-hand knowledge of battle taco I I You might think that the train
than their the bale rontUted ot office little more for sea duty. WAVES are provo and its two nearby auxiliary stations tics on to their newly commissioned ing of graduate pilots in the tricky
pout building
and a barrack present or two Since then ing themselves especially valuableas Lee and Cecil Fields give colleagues. This policy makes techniques of combat would be
they have watched It grow from a control tower operators, link I Instruction on the Corsair, Wildcat I Jacksonville the temporary home enough for the Naval Air Operational
mall stretch ol Florida woodland tone trainer instructors maintenance .
\ and Dauntless. I of Training Command to do.
many of the Navy's greatest air
of the three large naval air atatlon
I in the world. .1 I specialists and administrative as I Lee Field, long the most important heroes. In the classrooms and on It isn't. In addition to its flight
And "Navy Jacksonville" today sistants. I fighter training station in the : the flight lines you can see such i centers NAOTC also operates three
looks' one part. In the approximate I The purpose of Naval Air Operational NAOTC, is commanded by Commander famous fliers as Lt. Comdr. John Aviation Free Gunnery Schools,
center stands a modernistic administration -I Training, Jacksonville'smost William H. Ashford who I S. (Jimmy) Thach originator of located in Oklahoma and Florida;
building vlth the two- important function, is to take I recently relieved Commander Char- the "Thach Weave"; Lieut. George a Naval Air Navigators' School, located
starred flag of Rear Admiral Andrew -, pilots who have graduated from intermediate ,I les G Shone when the latter was Gay, Jr., sole survivor of Torpedo at Hollywood Beach, Florida,
C. McFall, Chief of Naval training centers like transferred to sea duty. Commander I' Squadron 8 at the Battle of Mid and a Naval Air Bombers' School,
Air Operational Training, flying I' Pensacola and Corpus Christl.- and I Ashford came to Lee Field way, Lieut. (Jg> Donald Mason located at the Jacksonville Naval

from the staff Surrounding it make them into battle-wise combat I almost directly from the Pacific I who "sighted sub sank same;" ,, Air Station.
are more than 3.000 acres of barracks -II fliers. The course lasts eight war zone where he had been on'' Comdr Henry G "Mike" Sanchez, And that still isn't all. Lending-
recreation areas, classroom weeks, and when it's finished pilots : active duty since Pearl Harbor. fighting skipper of the Hornet's continental color to NAOTC activities
buildings, supply and repair facili i are ready for assignment to the I Graduating from the Naval Academy Fighting Squadron 72, Lieut. (Jg) at Jacksonville is a large
ties, a landing field and hangars. I fleet This modem streamlined ,, in 1927, he won his wings at George Wrenn who shot down five contingent of Fighting French under .
Forming the eastern border of the program replaces the several I Pensacola tn 1930. Since then he Jap torpedo planes in five minutes the command of Lt. Comdr. R.
station are the blue waters of the I months of training with tactical I has served aboard the West Virginia during the Battle of Santa L. Ainoud. This group consists

two-rnlle-wide_ St John's River I squadrohs. that new pilots used toGonidr. Texas, Northampton, Ran- Cruz; Lieut Dave Berry, three- I Continued on page seven
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"J Ashford. Takes Charge New ChaplainsAre Air Arm of the Navy Packs Lethal

It' ...a iffLee Field; Comdr. Shone Welcomed Blow Declares Rear Admiral A :

.: ,' :! Fleet Air Unit On Station C. McFall At Luncheon Meet |j

Commander William II. Ashford, Jr., who has participatedin I "The Navy i is a great team, but the punch of that team

most of the major Naval actions in the Pacific since the :, Five new Navy chaplains, three is Naval aviation. It is our effective ball carrier, and not once

bombing of Pearl Harbor, assumed new duties as command Protestant and two Catholic, have I i in this war has it failed to make its yardage."

ing officer of the Naval Auxiliary Air Station at Lee Field, reported aboard the Station. Theyare i -- i so said near Admiral Andrew
: I C tet.-E ; C. McFall, Chief of NAOT addressing
Green Cove Springs, Fla.. on Friday, relieving Commander ,I I Lieut. Joseph M. Sullivan, who I Pin-Up a joint luncheon meeting, -

Charles G. Shone pioneer leader of ---- ---------1 has relieved Lieut. < jff/ ) Louis T. Monday of the Rotary Club and Chamberof
the fighter-training base, who has Gootee as senior Catholic Chaplain''' I
in Jacksonville Mon.
. been detached to Join a fleet air I War Fund DriveCaptain I II at the Main Station; Lieut. ,* I, The Ja\ Air News Pin-Up

unit.The I Arthur G. Considine. who has succeeded Contest", ends at midnight Monday -I day."Let me first tell you what Naval .
. change-of-command ceremonies I ReubenV.. Shrum, Lieut. (Jg) Lawrence Me- Oct. 18, leaving you only I Air Operational Training signifies
- were held before a large senior chaplain on this Station, Hugh as Catholic Chaplain at Cecil four more days in which to tote ,' 'Adm. McFall said. "It embraces -
assembly of Navy and Marine pilots today urged Natal personnel'' Field: and Lieut. (Jg) Robert L. for your favorite Pin-Up GIrL training in service type airplanes .
and aircrewmen as Commander I and civil service employes to I ,I Stamper. Lieut. (Jg) Jack R. Noff- Tor more details about this contest : rather than in small light
Shone stated, "I am being detached -, : back the National War Fund'' sjnger and Lieut. ( Jg: ) George Fel- I, and the leaders so far, turn training planes which are utilized
to assume new duties. I drive here 100 per cent .'Presl.I der JrThe I to page 5. Also, on page 5 you ,, in the earliest stages of aviationi
- in the accomplish I I' five n.ew Chaplains graduated will find a contest ballot. Clip
take pride
great I dent Roosevelt, he declared,1 I i training. It trains for combat operations
ments of the officers and men attached j I I "In Inaugurating the National I from the Navy Chaplains' out and mark an "x" after" your after one knows how to
this command. I wish I, School at WIlliamsburg, Va., and choice for the station's .'a'orltf'l
to War Fund campaign In conjunction >> fly. In the language of football, it
to express my sincere gratitude to I' with the Community : arrived here on their first permanent -i -lfp Girl, and Mend It Immediately furnishes the varsity material for
-. the for their loyalty during duty assignments. yard mall or otherwise : "
personnel War Chest Fund, In a radio' I I the Fleet.
r my duty at this station." broadcast, urged universal sup I Chaplain Stamper is a native of to the Contest Editor. Remember j The Admiral praised Florida air..

:.. A veteran of Naval aviation I I port. Glade Springs Va. He attended you. hate only four I fields as "probably the finest in
.' since 1918. Comdr. Shone reportedto I "Jack"ontllle and Dutal County King College, Columbia Theological 'i j more day's!> I the land" and expressed amazement

the Jacksonville Naval Air Sta- ,, hate set a /goal of $128,000 Seminary at Decatur, Ga., and I' at the phenominal expansion
tion in January, 1941 Here, he organized I for the project.<< All men of the University of Georgia Evening '' of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station
squadron 11-B. an advanced the lien ice attached to this sta. '' School. He was pastor at the First Navy Introduces A in a comparatively short span

elementary training unit of ,, tint, and the Civil Service complement Presbyterian Church in Chlldens- of time.
naval aviation cadets, and set up : will be asked and //h'en' burg, Ala., before entering the I Praises" Station Officers"In
his new squadron at Lee Field. He I the privilege of contributing?:. Navy. Lieut Stamper won a name'' Revised Typewriter looking over its three yearsof

id particularly proud of the fact i| : Plant are underway for the perfection i for himself as a topflight/ amateur | growth, I find myself amazedat
-.t that of his original squadron of 40 of an organization which boxer in his school days and is Typing at the rate of 180 wordsa its growth" Adm McFall declared

men, every man successfully passed i], I will Rite all a chance to do their an experienced parachute jumper. minute was just a breeze for a "Associated with and primarily -
the rigid flight program. The part. I II It Is his ambition to accompany Navy Department typist in Washington responsible for this great
, rapid expansion of the field which I I ")lonf'Y In this War Chet Navy paratroops in action. I last week. The world's :Naval Air Station's development
matches the growing war effort, I : }.'und11I be allocated to local 1 Before Joining the Navy, Chap I II speed record is 149 words. 'are officers whom you and I know

;. saw the native San Franciscan rise'I' and national cau"es."lIur recent I I lain Noffsinger was pastor of the I I She was beating the keys on one well and admire. I am speaking", of
to;officer-ln-charge in 1912 and In | contributions for War First Baptist Church at East Aurora of the Navy's new typewriters. Its Admiral Charlie Mason, whom I
r February, 1913, he assumed dutiesas Bond hate /given you an Intesttuent. i! N. Y. He Was born at Roanoke ;,, keyboard was designed by Lt. 'almost relieved on the Hornet: Admiral
commanding officer as Lee I' On this Investment jou'i ': '' Va., and attended the University I Comdr. August Dvorak formerly John Dale Price whom I saw
the i will make money. If you contribute I of Richmond and the Col of the U. of Washington, who Is Field was Incorporated as
principal fighter training unit of'' I to the National \\'ar'' gate-Rochester Seminary at Roch- '' now the Navy Department's top 'I while en route here, and Admiral
the Naval Air Operational Train- 1 Fund jour dividend! will be In'' i ester N. Y. time an dmotion study expert. He i I (Cook whom I recently saw In Cuba

- ing Command I i the shape of keen personal satisI :' I Lieut. Felder who gives Ober- ,, devised the first major keyboard 'while on an inspection trip. I am

(' !l mnd!,! Akhfurd, the! new com- I I faction," the chaplain_concluded_.! tin Pa, a* his home address went j I change since the machine was in- i not overlooking/ Captain Michael,
.mantling officer, has acttreiy s.rvrdwitk j I I through Gettysburg College and vented 70 years ago |I''nor our present Commandant who
the Pacific fleet during all the : Seminary. He was assistant The Navy disclosed the new arrangements '' i is doing a most efficient job."
fiahlipg from the bombing of IVarl SOS! Navy Needs BloodTo pastor I .
harbor until terj' recently; 'o recent I of the St. John's Lutheran Church divides labor 44 percent ; "I might/ add," aid the Chief
ly. In fart, that he took part in therapture Treat Its Personnel j I at Salina Kansas. During his for the left hand and 56 for I of NAOT. "that Charlie Mason

the latent of New major Ileorgis pushes Island Into en.el parr .- I I lege days, Chaplain Felder COl-// the right. On the present standard i i I and I really had quite a tea partyn
.t. i l keyboard, it Is about 57 and 43, the
>. <.>ntrollfd territory. On ocpution WANTEDblood! I ticipated in varsity baseball and bridge/ of the Hornet
he served .*. Navy man withMarine a soccer. respectively. The result of the I during the Santa Cruz Island .II-
air unit which In turn workedwith / The Main Dispensary I has change, the Navy claimed, is an i gagement. The Jap served
Father Sullivan is Philadelphian
a :
tll'P the Army in that Important rap- launched a life-saving drive for 15: j He enrolled at St. Joseph Increase output of about 35 per''' everything on the menu from

("mm.ndt'P Aahford, whose home IsIs persons daily to furnish blood that College Prep School and also graduated 4 cent. soup to nutn, and don't, think Wwc.ore >
\V.tkin Tille, C..., graduated from ___a: __ I Idle."
the Natal Academy In un and won will be used in treating Naval personnel from St. Charles Seminaryat
.. his wings at 1'eniacol In 1t! O. Hu in this command. Overbrook Pa He was ordainedin Lt. J. Kiely la credited with Admirals: Mason and McFall

., orvtr. sixteen record shows of that Naval, althoughhavlnc service If you volunteer to give your May of 1931, and was assigned I having made the Navy's first para- : were on the bridge of the aircraft -
+, behind him, his year present tour ol duty blood, turn in your name to your to the 'St. Augustine parish in 4 chute jump-m.11dot over England I< cartier when she was 'sunk

(.'.tlnvrd en rage Iwo Division Officer CoMUwed. .. page two I In October, 1917. Condoned On Pat H>; ,Vt
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.Page Two MX AIR NEWS October U, 1943:


\ Presidential Unit Veterans Of Enterprise Decorated

Citation Is Given .-

Two Naval Fliers 1 1

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Lieutenants DeGarmo .

And Dobson Receive ; I )

Awards From Capt. 4t t 4 .v fi

Sixty Day Tour Brings Many Lieut. Cleo J, Dobson, USNR. and i

Lieut. Edward E, DeGarmo. USN, '
the former attached to unit two ; f
Beneficial Ideas To Roy O. and the latter to unit three of VTB

on this Station were presented' the
Presidential Unit Citation, 'awarded 41

Gilburg Of A and R ShopBy the Saturday USS Enterprise morning, during inspection.regular '

Captain Arthur Gavin, Comman
dant, presented the awards. 'I
Tom Quinn --------- ------------"- c
DOING TIIEIH PAKT The two officers, as members of
An interesting! instance showing I the crew on board the USS Enterprise -
the" great lengths to which the By Puttie Fontaine Bennett during the period" from

Navy will go toward preparing" a I Esther Isaac Hlpr. Mts., of Shop Dec. 7. 1941 to Nov. 15, 1942 are I
man for a big Job is the recent I 23 Is very excited this week, andis entitled to wear a blue enamel .f
trip taken by Roy O. Gilburg/: spending a few days at home so star on a ribbon bar. .
quarterman, machinist' in Shop 20. that she will not miss' one moment The Presidential Unit Citation 1 1t
Gilburg, In company with men In being with her two brothers who read: "For consistently outstand
a like capacity from other naval''' have many interesting stories to ing performance and distinguished I

stations and bases' throughout the tell of their experiences in their achievement during repeated'ac- N F
nation, took a 60-day trip of inspection chosen branch of service. Albert is tion against enemy Japanese
which covered" naval establishments. a Third Class Petty Officer, USN forces in the Pacific war area.Dec. .
tool manufacturers, while Jacob is a PFC in the United 7, 1941 to Nov. 15, 1942. Par-
Airplane factories" and other placesof States Army, and has just returned ticipating in nearly every major Edward E. DeGarmo left, receives the Presidential Unit Citation
interest In practically every ( from recent foreign service. carrier engagement in the tint from Captain Arthur Gavin Commandant of the station, aa Lieu, Cleo

part of the United States. These loyal young Syrian'.American year of the war, the Enterpriseand J Dobson. right. who was Irkewise to receive the citation, looks on.
A trans-continental trip by United brothers are very proud too her air group exclusive' of The two officers were members of the crew of the USS Enterprise
Air Lines, and Navy transport of their little defense worker sister, her far-flung destruction of hostile during the period from Dec 7. 1941, until Nov. 15, 1942, and the Piesi-

plane trips!! from Seattle", Wash., to I "you can lay to that:" I shore installations throughout dentlal Unit Citation was awarded that famed carrier for operations
Jacksonville and Norfolk, Va., via I the battle area, did sink or damage during that period of time.
I Nadine Robinson, Mts., 23. on her total of :35 -- -- ------ ---
A I a m e d a. Calif., and Corpus Hlpr. own a Jap ---- -
Christ), Texas, were features of'' is beaming these days for her hub- : anese vessels' and shoot down a Comdr. Ashford Takes Dog Cited By
the journey. by. Cox'sn Harry Robinson of the total of 185: Japanese aircraft. Army
a Gilburg came back to Jacksonville ,: USS called her from New York I "Her aggressive fighting spirit Charge At Lee; Comdr. Chips Plewantvllle.a German N. shepherd dog
during the week-end. He has just and superb combat efficiency are
loaded with idea and working i Join Fleet owned by little Nancy Wren, 6,
Shone To
returned from a three months'cruise fitting tribute to the officers and
which will aid in
plans speedingup '
has become the first canine in
and pretty soon she thinks men who so gallantly establishedher
work. An absenteeism chart I Co.ti..edram,, ... recommended for the
pore history ever
I she will be visiting 'hubby' in one as a solid bulwark of the
prominently displayed In Shop 20, of the eastern towns.Paul American nation." will to Jut hi. ...e.iid .kore, the Distinguished Service Cross and
dotted with bright colored crayon i seaport other belnr a ...-ynr tear .f Arty Nancy is plenty proud.
Battles in which the Enterprise tide to Admiral lUUey .t Ft*-.. ,
markings, enjoins us to keep our ao wont
i I Lucy. AM3c, Shop 23, participated included Gilbert and eU, U 1537. rretUvi to ISIS" he had I.f'rud I Nancy hadn't heard a
words clean. The idea is taking
tbourd tile IMS' W..t MrfiiiU, from Chips since the day he-
whose wife is in St. Louis, .Mo.. Marshall Islands Raid, Feb,. 1.
hold and spreading to other shopsin nMi .! the t'MMT..d t
with tile nl.tI.I I H marched of to war with the K9
the A and R. I is the newest "strutting papa"among 1942; Wake Island Raid Feb 24, 'tIh.mpt.., with ft ,.-
the sailors, to date, so faras 1942; Marcus Island Raid, March trol .4.*tlr.n In the |'.BHIone ('.aal! Corp until recently when the War
Other ideas gained on the trip we know, and we' hear that Mr. 4, 1942; battle of Midway, June / dive-bcmblnr iqaadrtoi !: the Department informed her father
have already been or soon will be VMS Roger and I" S Ili.t .*d that Chips had been cited for
Stork left the 'Wee Lassie' on October -I 4-6, 1942; Occupation .of Guadal- a patrol M** put into operation. 'I 5. P. S. : 'Papa is doing canal, Aug. 7-8, 1942: battle of iaiirrIn cleaning out an enemy pillbox in

Contacts established on the trip nicely' Stewart Islands, August 24, 1942; 1931: h. wrtt 1..a as a member ,, Sicily.
were perhaps the most important i battle of Santa Cruz Islands, October .I Admiral IliUey'i tall kerning *.. I jflt

contribution of all. Problems which I Yes we are very glad to see. our 26 1942; battle of Solomon (eetiil.*" .',rly! abcanl..d the KcUrprUe; rarrtert., tint 1rkSariUta M- New Chaplains Are
rise" in one locality, in many cases good friend Mabel Howell back Islands, Nov. 14.15, 1942. aide ned lies\ He.temnt and them a*
han been solved by search elsewhere with us again. We are all wishing : Lieut. Dobson was borniat, Frederick Uetletl (fleer. U'km Admiral' Hiltey' I Welcomed On Station "'

and a letter to the right I that she will stay well and keep I Okla., Nov. 3, 1913, but now .later the teak. radii.r.r' the he rmplrte.u.... at rvmmaadf air .,- trtn pat ens ., ', ''"
party may save much time and t her dimpled smile around this shop I claims Coyle, Okla., as his home. erttioni fflrrr.' Bridgeport, Pa., for five yersanU*\ ws .:..

money. I constantly. Every one in the A&R After attending Coyle High Schoolhe He wears five stars on his Asiat- St. Helena's. parish in Philadelphia / \ :.
----'-h--- misses that smile Mabel when went to ORlahoma A and M.
you ic-Pacific campaign ribbon having for seven years. Chaplain 'Sulli, t'
It happened in Shop 20): are away. at Stillwater, from which he grad- participated in the fighting at I van was In charge of the Men' "(
--- ------ uated with a BS degree in 1938. St. Helena's*!. I
Bill-"Farley, I have a 15-ton Pearl Harbor, the first Marcus Holy Name Society at
pressure on this shaft end she PERSONNEL RELATIONSBy While at Oklahoma A. and M. Island raid, the Wake Island raid, Father Considine is a native of ....Ii'
ain't straight ;yet." Mrs. Walter Lynch Lieut Dobson won two varsity let the Gilbert and Marshall raid, the New Bedford. Mass. A graduate of !
ters in football two in baseball
Farley-"Give her the whole 40) recent New Georgia invasion and Providence College and St. Bernard -
Friends of Dorothy Maxwell, will and three in basketball, captain I I he ordainedin
tons. took an active role in the Seminary was
regret to learn that she is ill aftera ing the 1936 and '37 hoop squads.He operations Considine was
Bill-"Farley, I wonder where of the Tokyo raid. He wears 1932. Chaplain
the other half of the shaft is?" severe tonsillectomy. A speedy enlisted at Dallas, Texas in the Silver Star decoration for gal- assigned to the St. Joseph Churchat
recovery for you, Dot. August of 1938, and after pre
in action Taunton, :Mass., for 11 year
---- ----- lantry involving the Gil-
I lUminary training at Miami, wonhis bert and 'I'He has brothers who are also
An order received In regular I In true PRD-LB style the birthday wings at Pensacola in Nov. of raid In addition of
I priests one a member Mary-
he holds
toutlne from outside the shop read, of Mary BIhop'and Carolyn 1939. the Silver LifeSaving and
Mission Society
medal 1 for knoll Foreign
"Mfg- one bushing 7-16 bore, 5-16 I Welden was celebrated last Wed- I The former Miss Jane Higgins the rescue from of
the other Is Director Propa-
outside diamt'ter-no length specified. l- nesday. Ice cream and cake was I of Ansley, Neb., is now Mis. Dob- drowning of a fellow officer. I Uon of the Faith at Fall River
." the order of the day. Imagineour son, and they have a daughter, He has served the last six years Mass. .

---.- ---._- I surprise, when passing the refreshments Dorothy Jean, who is two and one- with Admiral Halsey and early in I -v h ? ,
to discover it to be half years of age, Lieut. and Mrs. the year took part in the Pacific I \
We glad to see petite Ethel
are i Lieutenant L. R. Swarfs birthday Dobson and daughter reside in Conference in Washington at which I Cafeteria Change
Player back on the Job after her also. Needless to say"a good Jacksonville at the present time. representatives" of Admirals Halsey I I Supper chow at the fleets' and
recent auto accident.
time was had by all." Lieut. Dobson holds the DFC as and Nimitz and General MacAr- I commuted ration cafeteria in
---- -- ---- a result of action in the Marshalland thur planned their consolidated effort Building: 913 has been discontinued -

Jack Leach, instructor, Is retting I It was with much regret and a Gilberts raid. to drive the Japanese back ',, due to the lack of patronage. -
a good example for his!! broodof I great deal of joy (if you can fig- Lieut. DeGarmo, a native of into Tokyo However, dinner chow Is pUll

trainees.! He has broken Another I IJf ure that one out) when we said Lima Ohio, graduated from the ______h_ ___ __ served dally except Sunday.
ord. He was observed standingup I good-bye to Carolyn Welden on Naval. Academy in Mav of 1940.. --- --- ---- I II
for fifteen minutes. Saturday night as she and her He i eeli11Is; preliminary flight I
.:._ I ITht' : mother once again left for Great training 1,: New Orleans, and won You Can Help Santa Claus

Falls, Montana. Carolyn was married his wings at Pensacola in May of
fledging Snapper. I J on Wednesday morning to Ensign this year. He served as deck officer -
allows that "Running a The Jacksonville
Hamblen Frank Bayard Paiham. We on the Enterprise.It Journal recently inaugurated a cam-
lathe is a lot (easier than being a 'I 1942 paign to send Christmas gilts to who
wish Carolyn and "Parham" all was on August 24. that men overseas may
snapper. I the happiness in the world. Lieut. DeGarmo received" wounds not have relatives or friends to send them presents. The
Bud Eaisden, AMM2C, _
ed one thing since coming learn-I I I while in action. Journal has asked the JAX AIR NEWS lo reproduce the
We are glad to welcome back, He is married to the former
the' lathes from the milling dept. 1 Mrs. Helene Nelson to the fold. Miss Beatrice C. Kirk of Honolulu, blank with the hope that Naval personnel on this Station

"Never leave a chuck" wrench in You know what they fifty about and his patents, Mr. and Mrs. will fill in the name of someone answering that description
thf thuck-: -chuck it, says Bud. I Lewis DeGarmo. reside in San .
"sand In your'shoes"PUBLIC
_._. i I| and mail it to the designated address.
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t Diego. Time is short. Tomorrow IS Oct., is the final day to mail
Lieut. DeGarmo is at present an
WINS LIEUTENANCYCharles WORKS NOTES assistant instructor In VTB3. gifts lo men in the Army while you have until 1 Nov.. for
Fontaine Bennett son of I By Louise Abraham those in other services.
Mrs. Pattie Fontaine Bennett civilian This is your reporter from Public gratulations.We .
correspondent for the JAX Works Maintenance. At last I are very glad to put out the
AIR NEWS, recently was commissioned I have some nws. But the "people "Welcome Mat" lot Ensign N. O. DON'T FORGET HIMIf

a First Lieutenant at are very slow in bringing in the Thomas who has joined the staffof know
in armed forces
you a man or woman our o'.r.seas
Albuquerque New Mexico. Lieut. news. So let's see If you can't find Officers here in Public Works
Bennett was married in Februaryof out all the news of interest and Maintenance office. We hope you who may not have relatives or friend to send them

this year.Another bring it to me at Bldg. 136 or will enjoy your work and are very Christmas presents fill out this coupon.

son, Nalton Morrow phone 422. glad to have you with us. Please include on your list oi' service men overseas for
Bennett, who because of his high Putt D. Haley foreman of Pub- The annual Barbecue for the em- Christmas gifts:
scholastic record, with six other lic Works Is now the proud grand ployees of this Department was

boys from Florida was chosen for father. A baby girl was born to held Saturday evening at PuttHaley's Name and rank -....... ........._........................._....__._...................
the Marine Officers' Candidate Radioman 2c and Mrs. Darrell place on 104th street. It

School, is a student now at Georgia Dean Haley who live at 1314-A: was truly a good old-fashioned Overseas address ......................_.._._.__.._"!...............
Teth. Childs Street, Sunday, October 10, Barbecue. Everyone enjoyed It

------":!i- --- at six o'clock The young lady has thoroughly and a grand time was .. ...-.. ......................-..............---.-..-..-...........
been named Leslie Jean. had by all. Lt. Comdr. Gordon

Marine Uniform Fool Civilian Lt. W. W. Knight has returned spoke for Lt. Comdr. Thouren, My name is. .. ..........._............................._.__.._.._..._..............
Kansas City (CNS--Capt.) Eu- after 2 weeks in Rhode Island. Public Works Officer, who was unable -

gene Brossman thought he locked While there Lt. Knight; took inten- to attend. Lt. Ellis gave a My address is .. ................ .. .___ ...........................
pretty slick as he walked through five training with the Seabees. We swell speech as to 'why we all

a hotel lobby wearing his marine are glad to have him back should buy bonds. Let's extend our Print or write plainly.. Then mail this coupon lo theServicemen's .
dices uniform. And then a bystander Lt. W. I. Tenzer has just ben thanks to all the people who madeit
Editor. The
Jacksonville Journal Jacksonville
spoiled. It commissioned a full Lieutenant. Lt. possible for the employee" of .

Taidon me," he asked, "whkh T(nur is Ans't Outside Supt. c-f this!' department to have such a J I. Flo /

of our brave Allies are you?" I Public Works Maintenance.:. Con- wonderful evening.


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. t":. October 14, ,1943 JAX AIR NEWS Page Threw'

r;:., Sailors Leave Sea Arid War Up The Ladder I i iL ia 'Navy Has World's '

[.i) Books Cn. Shelves ; Prefer Advancements In Ratings Fastest Delivery

Ii. Lusty Fiction NovelsBy At. NASa Jacksonville Service Via Air
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Th following personnel were advanced i
Bernard Kahn S2o In rating at the U. .S. Naval
Aak Miss Emily Colt what books Section Hue at Muypoit; Repairs Are Speeded Up

sailors like to read and the Sta.tion's To Y3o Irving Abllocks to Sk2c-
I William Aihford Jr. ; To SClc, Alex By Global Maintenance
erudite librarian will terse. ander John Borrego. to Sp(.)lc, Harold
ly tell you "they like Just what Kales: Buidrtt. To Sk2o-Le ler L. Service Now Being UsedA
all other like." Clark; To SMV: -ICoyla J. Cobb; To
boys II Sc3o-Thonidi M. Darcey, To Ylc-
"There are many different kinds Krancla Royal Dunn; To COX-Austin Naval vessel operating in
W. Garner To SKIe-Lewis L. G1ena \'-
of boys in the Navy and they. ; To Ct.loMM-Davld; i'lynn Harris, South American waters broke a

read many different kinds of YJc-William' R. hey; To crankshaft after an extensive run
books" asserts :Miss Colt "Some I I ii.12J'a M. Jones. ; To SK3c-
read for the pleasure of reading Leon J. Kanner; To CM3c-Etlc A.Kayhi. at high speed. Seventy-two hours
and others for information." I' 1o VifJohn To SCJo K.-: Dennla Kyle; ffoK SicAlpert ,; ,r red later the Bureau of Ships was notified

a Fiction is No. 1 on the sailors' IAIII; To SK3c: Frank G/Long; that a new, 2000-pound shaft
G. Maa To Sic
To CMlcJacob : -
preferred list, just as It Is in a ,. Roger H. Manley-To SKlc-Thomas I and a crew of technicians had
Public Library. The Blu jackeu' K, Murphy, To Y3c=Robert J.: Murray, reached the ship.
literary taste leans towards lusty QUESTIONS To Sic-James J. Murtha; To SpS)2c-( ) An electrical fire aboard an
Roy Clarence Pendley; SpP)2cLoyd ( ) -
action. Three of the current fav- 1. Are enlisted men in the Navy Giant Sandgten; TJ'b .-Leon American submarine necessitated

, oiites are "King's Row" by Bella. permitted to wear Army uniforms C. Singleton; To BMlc-Elmer C Slze- immediate replacement of 18,00)
:.. ntann, "For Whom The Bells Toll" ? more. To PhMlc-Henry S. ; pounds of parts. Within 36 hours
RT2o Soblebkl !
To -Henry J. ; To/5C2c;
" by Hemingway and "The Sun Is 2. It isn't likely that these band Coinellus H. StiloklandTo: after word was received of the fire

... My Undoing" by Steen. leadersJimmy and Tommy Dor- Albert A. Vlllar: To SlMlc-Thomai in Washington the needed material
:ly': In fact, Miss Colt the only Wharton; To SpSlc-Robert O. Williams aboard
says sey, Guy Lombardo Benny Goodman was planes speeding to
, ',' hooks that are oft read in the and Harry James-would be Advancements In ratings at Lee Field the vessel.

-\, Public Library but which collect interested in joining up to form a affective Oct. 1, are: Carrying on one of the world'4

dust on the shelves here are sen five-piece orchestra, but if they To SClc-R. T. CunUell: To ARM2cJ. fastest delivery services is the,
( :: timental novels. The veteran bibliophilist did, what instrument would be O Turner; To PhM2t'-H. F.I Navy's Global Maintenance Serve
> attributes it to the fact Wright To Sk2c-J.. B. McKeown, To ,ice which must answer thousands
in it? WHiochOkku. :
,''' A.RM3C-W. Kesfauver: To Sir-
., that women usually read these 3. How many of these statements W. L. Tompklna; To Sl'3c IiB. of calls for help and keep countless
books. ate true ? J. D. Johnaon.The planes and ships in tip-top condi

'4'-' "Tli librarian i* sometime There is no silver in quick. tion over a front extending aroundthe
: .ii asked, '\\'hat do !sailors read'," world.

4. Miss Colt explained "She finds silver.There is no nickel in pumper. The two examples above are
, 't herself tempted to answer any- Inquiring r typical of the requests received

. :' thing at all except books about nickel.There is no lead m an ordinarylead daily and answered immediately
the sea, That IN not quite true pencil. I I' by this high speed messenger-re

.. because! sailors do read book insignlaarev pair service. Speeding gas tanks
4. How warrant officer Reporter
I' about the Navy and about varlet many there? L for planes on Guadalcanal, gen..
aspects of their work but erators to a ship in Europe or a

"e It I..* true that tea stories do 5. What is the only flag that I F. Crandall Jr., AUM2o 'new hatch for a submarine under
not appeal to them. They HO may be flown above the Stars and QUESTION : Drys are petitioning e repair ate routine. Geared to answer

often know more' about keafarliig Stripes ? the House and Senate demands for virtually every

.. life than do the. kindly Imaginative 6. Among the men you meet frequently : of either the From Show WorldTo put of modern ships and planes
writers." in newspaper pictures are urging passage it !is facilitating disabled units of

War books are generally undesired. Vice President Wallace, Secretaryof Bryson resolution or the the fleet to return to battle zones

"The. boys get enough war the Interior Ickes, Manpower O'Daniel bill both of which Navy Vespers weeks and even months before

without reading about it," Miss Chief McNutt, Draft Director Hershey aim to make liquor illegal. they would otherwise be able to

Coit says "They do not have to and Secretary of the Navy What do think about resume operations
you pro- ,
I Knox. But have you happened to --- -
fight the war verbally. I Relatively Easy
.. notice that all but two of them hibition now?
Of the flood of war books now
wear glasses. Which two don't ? CHAUNCEY S. WILKES. Ylc:
swamping country I Little Theatre On
canal Diary" by Tregaskls and 7. If we remind you that the "Prohibition in the long run will i Bradford Francis Crandall Jr., I

"Queen of the Flat Tops" by Johnston Jacks of Spades and Hearts have probably merely result in the loss Aviation Radioman Second Class,
are most in favor here. I only one eye apiece and that they f of tax revenue to the government i who may be heard on the "Navy Southside To

Detective stories are in demand Jacks of Clubs and Diamonds have and an increase in illicit revenue Wings" over WJAX : Open

and are second only to fiction.Krle I two, can you tell us how many i to the bootlegger." I program '
Stanley Gardner is the most eyes there are on all four Jack JOHN FRALISH, AM3c : "Per- : each Friday from 2100( to 2130 Season Next Week

popular mystery author of the cards? I' sonally, I like to take a drink now was literally born Into the show !
i,J. moment here 8. There are five full (four star) and then but I think we'd all be world, and his greatest ambition is'i

.:- -' .' Risque books grip the imagination I generals now on active duty with I better off without It. It's a shameto a rote on the legitimate stage I Next Monday, 18 Oct., marks

of some sailors the U S. Army Four of them are go out and see teen aged girls It was at St. Louis, Mo., where I the opening of the 24th season of

1t "There is probably l less request George C. Marshall, Douglas Mac- and boys getting stinko. And there his parents were playing vaude the Little Theatre of Jacksonville,

for smutty books here than in a I Arthur Dwight D. (Ike) Eisenhower oughta be a law agin it." ville at the time, that Crandall one of the 10 finest community

Public Library," Miss Coit says, and Henry H, (Hap) Arnold CLAUDE E. BEARD, Ylc: "Let first saw the light of day some 23 theatres in the country. The curtain .

I,' "probably because after a few requests I The fifth is not John J. Per- 'em sell whiskey. People are goingto years ago. A liberal education In will rise at 8:30: Monday

t they find out we don't have shing. He is ......... .................. ? get it whether it's legal or il the way of travel was his lot life for through Friday on "Personal Appearance
the first of his ,
seven "
them. 9. Quinine is a cure for i legal. There'll be less drunks and toured the east with hisparents I a riotous, risque, and
However, tome Bluejackets True or false? malula.l. less trouble if it's legal." I having vaudeville rowdy farce which enjoyed a long'I
in road shows
pick their reading subject by 19. What would moat likely be FRANKLIN MOORE, Sic : "The I sad tent shows. I Broadway run a few seasons ago.
Mggetive titles !MAch M Bad "Personal Appearance" stars Ruth
the trade of the workman who horrible memory of enforcement At the age of seven he started
(Url and Bedroom Manners.
They Matthews
professional New
would this ad. I I conditions: in the United States school Louis with young
place to in St. staying
when I I York
are disappointed the story actress, and Jack Cummins,
LOST: Toolbox containing a spanner during the 13 year prohibition interval :J his grandparents who were retired
tM title. I
full to live to stationed
up sexy wrench, tap and an ....oiUi.*nl o( elbow must have lulled a lot to show people. Upon the completion at the air base
Technical books about Naval Six other hit shows
.*. I have 'em talking about it again. of his high school career Crandall will be presented
aviation ere on the "hit" list. A : by the Little Theatre during-
(ANSWERS ARE PRINTED ON Prohibition took liquor out of the started in radio-free lance dramatics -
'- number of the men find that outside I I it in the home the the coming season. Membership to
PAGE 8.'t .) saloon and put over KXOK and KMOX St.
reading makes the rating easier I this local playhouse is to all
last time. It made the nation whiskey Louis later appearing over KMBC
to get and hold. I Naval Air personnel. Membership
---- conscious. Crime and vice used and WBHin
,r Aesthetic nautical souls take out I entitles one to act, stage managework
: bootlegging as springboards Kansas I
4.: poetry. Serious young family men on crew design sets, take
WeddingsThere great wealth and political power. I He worked the dramatic
read books about the care for children. part in social activities, and enjoy
"" Now the drys are trying to bring stage of Ute President Theatre in
But the sailors "are very seven outstanding plays.
12 weddings Conducted back the evils. starsas
were same I Kansas City with such guest
shy about asking for religious I The box office for "Personal Appearance"
at the Station from October PVT. HAZEL WADDOCK. Marine Diana Barry more. Walter
books, the librarian attests.Newspapers will at 7:30 each
and magazine. are 4. through the 10th. : "I think prohibition i. the I! Hampden, Sylvia Sidney, and Kurt night of the run open, Oct 18 to 22

perused and worn thin from con- The following couples were mar bunk. I don't drink: myself, but by \I Hatch. I I Prices are nominal with reductions::
stant thumbing. "It doesn't make ried: trying to force people not to drink '' Crandall doesn't say much about I for servicemen Busses 21 and 31

r'- any difference whether it's the Oct. 4 Jack T. Barnum and you just encourage" them to drink I' his hobbies probably preferring to ,!.I pass the Little Theatre on tho
t': New York Times or the Podunk Betty Jean Murray; Oct. 5 David that much more. concentrate on his Navy life Southside.A .
his to become outstanding
Daily Bugle; the paper the boys N. Plant and Nora Marie Pome- JOESEPH CATTINA S2ci: I ambition special performance of "Per
1' like most is the one from their roy; Oct. 6-Edwin Seufert and I! "Why do they always want to dry on the legitimate stage. However I sonal Appearance" will be given
1 in line with his latter desire
home town," Miss Colt says Margaret Brown Willis B. Anderson up the country in wartime when by the Little Theatre group of
he admits that Laurence Olivier is
Before becoming keeper of the and Jacqueline Mildred Culp; the servicemen are away and the Jacksonville at the USO Audit

books here in January of 1941. Oct. 7.-Louis Blair and Constance nation is so busy fighting it can't his favorite actor. rium. 311 West Duval street, thin

Miss Colt served as librarian at : Sparks; Oct. 8--William Cruk and pay full attention to what is goingon ----'t--- ---- evening at 2000. All enlisted men,

NAS Pensacola for nearly 17 years. Dorothy Sowul. ? If the country wants to go; Blues Now In Vogue WAVES and officers are invite
Prior to that she librarian at should vote it when to attend. The
was I Oct. 9--William Dunne and dry they on show is free and
.. the Norfolk Naval Hospital and I Catherine Rita Glaaheen; Joseph I everybody is home and has a''I If You Prefer Them refreshments will be served as an

in the first world war she served Ruzicka and Eileen Lence Wade chance to express an opinion in the added attraction.
the Red Cross at Allerey France, I Sigmoa. Jr. and Doris Schexnay-I I ballot box." I Brush the lint out of those blues. -----

in a U. S. government hospital der Edward Kowalczyk Mary SGT. ROBERT ROBERTS, Marine Sailor! I
library I I : "I wouldn't say I'm against The uniform of the day for en-
Brosenne: Paul Fricker and Mary ) Original l WAVE Joins
Then there is the story Miss Joan Goes: Oct. 10-William Burgess I It. If prohibition could be enforced J listed men and officers in now op '

Colt tells about the puzzled pharmacist's I and Virginia Hill | ifd be all right. But I doubt if it tional. WACs As A 2nd Lieut.
I order enlistedmen
mate who came in and ._ I
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asked for "Dental Infirmary." After I and officers to wear winter I William Northern Field Tenrt.-

a fruitless search of the shelves Congress To Boost Aid To uniforms if they prefer them went i The original WAVE is now 'a

she asked who wrote it and he I Into. effect October 8. I WAC. 2nd Lt. Ruth B. Francis,
said Dante. She handed him the Officers wearing blue or green postal officer at William Northern

book he was seeking "Dante's Inferno I Dependents Of Serviceman uniforms aboard the Station must Army Air Field.In .

." .; at all times .wear complete uniform 1913 Lieutenant Francis, then

That's one for the book and two : I including coats. I a civil service worker in New Orleans -

for the librarian. Congress was expected to Increase mended by the House :Military enlisted in the U. S. Naval

---- j the Goveinment's financial I Committee which provides for $50for can. And bootleg whiskey would be Reserve for the duration, wore the
1l1 DJ.t KNOW I aid to dependents of service men awful." I distinctive blue uniform of the
a wife $25 for the first child
The outer planking or plating today. TED REOTHE, FIe: "It at first self-styled "Yeomanettes" and at
of a ship Is often called the "skin." Only the size of the boost in and $15 for each other child; anda you don't succeed try, try again. I ISo the close of the war found herself

----us., allotment remained uncertain on third and highest proposal advanced let's give prohibition one more I with the rating of Yeoman (F),
the eve of the vote. by Rep. Sadowski (D. try." First Class.

Commercial Bulletins The Senate ordered the increase Mich.), which provides for $55 fora ROBERT ROCHE, S2c: "Pro The little-remembered Yeoman-

FOB LENT: last week. wife $35 for the first child and hibition talk is crazy. If people are ettes, she states, were the forerunners

Two furnished room In private horn Three choices confront Congress $30 for each other child. going to drink, they are going to of the present-day WAVES,
C:. to Naval Air Sutton, Hion -the Senate approved plan : drink whether there is prohibitionor WACS and SPARS
2'!' 4sd. 4052: Ortega Blvd. which provides for $50 for a wife, : serviceman not. The country will either be --a_

FOR f AIK: $30 for the first child and $20 for first child and $10 for each other
. tan Chevrolet OU">*. Good condition. I legally wet or illegally wet but Invest in the future you're fight
Call .**. each other child; the plan recom child : It will never be dry." Ing for; buy War BOI1dt I


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The JAX AIR NEWS Is published weekly at the U. S. ..-.:::; &c= ,
Naval Air Station. Jacksonville, Florida by the Public iI 1
Relation Office at no expense to the government. Copies ( + + k1Wf
ate distributed free of charge to enlisted I and other Naval a
ctatlons personnel j at 1 Lethe Cecil Air Fields,and'theh NavaliAiryGun By Capt. R. W. Shrum, (ChC), U.S.N.,

""1"'. School. Distribution Is also made to the Headjunrters .
( of the Naval Air Operational Training Command Concerning PlayAs
und the Naval Air Technical Tialnlng Center. e 1r, : i

..;I;. a part of their advertising propaganda, an
Rear Admiral Andrew C. Vic-Fall. USN ,\, l ':": : American school in 1784 gave out this statement:
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training 'l .vl j "We prohibit play in the strongest teims. The stu

Captain Arthur Gavin, USN 1'r,':r.( ,tf.t. dents shall rise at five o'clock in the morning, sum
Commandant '- J: (ofJit" ;: mer and winter The students shall be indulged with
Jacksonville Naval Air Station ? nothing which the world calls PLAY. Let this rule

Captain John J. O'Malley (MC). USN be observed with strictest nicety; for those who
Commanding OfficerU. play when they are young will play when they are
S. Naval Hospital old" Well---that seems fair cnougl The recreation

Commander Edward E. Dote<-ek. USN, I of those of us who are older may not be given the
Commanding Officer term play1, but that's just what it is. Can you
Naval Air Gunner's School imagine a school of this day and age putting out

Uut Col. Chester L. Gawne. USMC (Ret), / such a statement as the above ? By no means. On
Commanding Officer, 4 1 the contrary, we like to think that men have learnedto <
Marine Barracks play when they are young and may continue to

Certain Joseph B Lynch. A-VG( ), USNR, do so when they are old. .
y Commanding Officer. President of the United
Calvin Coolidge,
Naval Air Technical Training Center
States, learned to play. He had been so busy in his
XJeut Cot. William\ T. Evans USMC (Ret). childhood acquiring his education and climbing to

Marine Commanding Aviation Detachment OffIcer an enviable position in politics,
that he had neglected to play.
Commander William H, Ashford. Jr., USN: But while in the White House, his

Auxiliary Commanding Naval Air Station.Officer Lee Field associates taught him the attracUv'e -
features of angling. His sum-
Commander William O. Burch, USN. mei recreations were frequentlyspent
Commanding Officer\ .; ar
Auxiliary\ Naval Air Station Cecil Field on extensive fishing tours
01 in camps where he might cast
The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Set J\ ice : for speckled trout or similar
material. Republication nt credited matter prohibited species of the art of
.. sporting
mission -- -
without Dei" of CNS, War Department 205 E.Get "
42nd St., N. Y. C. r angling.
rd Some of us look back upon a
;,. happy boyhood. If you do, you
Behind Them (2 are giving: the Navy a high class
J t of service. A wholesome
The attacks on Wake Island and the blast- ( nto1ingJMJampBy Capt. Shrum boyhood type invariably points to an

ing of more than 60 Jap planes from the skies upright manhood. The serious problem of wayward
I youths and the juvenile crime wave is a result of
shows that the U. S. Navy is not only on its I __ C boyhood without the proper kind of play.

toes but is carrying the war deeper into enemy I .'-- (_"" I This leads me to a question with which we ale
.- ,- -= :: C, tF- all concerned, namely: Should I go on liberty, or
territory. This is an encouraging sign. ... ,... ..:... -- (' I
-" -.... .- ( should I remain abroad ? Oftentimes, men with a
But to us here in Jacksonville, it has even I feeling of self-satisfied virtue will state, "I haven't
been ashore for six weeks." Or it might be even
more significance. For let us never forget Steve Kalagian, Y2c I
I longer. But there is no particular virtue in this. I
that the men who are now doing the fightingand Don't forget, mates, this is the chance that the winner (or a reasonable I have; always felt that to take a wholesome upright,
last week of our "Pin-Up" contest. I facKcimlle) will come to this : clean liberty, packed full of fun. if you so desire
the dying in,the Pacific are our ship- : station. If we ran get her here i will do a tremendous lot for the upbullding of
No will count which are
mates. Some of them may have received their I plans are to make it possible for morale.
received later than midnight Mon, most\ of the men not only to \seeher The spirit of play can well be carried into 0111'work
training right here on these very grounds, day, Oct. 18 So, it would bea but meet her as well. and our homes and even into our religion.
and soon many of us will join them in their : good idea to do your voting right Someone has said that "Vital religion is more thana I''

battle against the most vicious and ruthlessof now and avoid the risk of voting The reason the Smoking Lampwas necessity is a luxury." This does not mean I
short last week because that should fall to take life When
so was we seriously. we 1
later and not having it count.
our enemies, the Japanese. I something got fouled up at do enter seriously into any matter, we should get ,
the printer's and more than halt some enjoyment out of it. If we give the best< efforts I
In the meantime, we can do our part right Lots of boys got some pretty I of it got lost sorry, mates. I to any contest, we also derive enjoyment from that ,
good buys at the auction in frontof contest. It is well to fair and to include into
here. While it may seem relatively unim : I play our I
the police barracks last week. .I Although the contest rules for various endeavors for fun the matter of courtesy, 1 I
portant compared to the history that our I But it was a good thing that a. the "Pin-Up" contest read that i iI loyalty and affection for both home and country. '

shipmates are writing all over the world, price limit was set because there only votes cast on an official balI I.. The Apostle in writing to the church at Philippl.
I were some who got so enthusiasticthat I
said this in the Lord." We that the
lot will be acceptable, an : "Rejoice .teel
every man and woman on duty at the Jacksonville they were ready to bid higher excep- i
t I tion had to be made in the case of : only real Christianity should bring us happiness.In .
Naval Air Station is in a small I than the same article would ha'ecost PBY Sqd. 1 and VPB21. FittyI i the midst of this trying period of war and preparation -

the of this new. 1 seven of them wanted to vote for I for war. let us take our work seriously but
measure contributing to winning I '.Joan Leslie but could not find : also let us be able to contribute toward morale by

war. And the harder we work and the more You know Smltty over at Ship'sStore enough ballots, so they wrote a taking our fun seriously.
I Athorehk him home time letter to the contest editor stating
efficiently we perform our tasks the sooner how he feels about making |personal -I
their and
case signed all their !I
the war will end j I appearances on the radio. I names. Realizing the difficulties ofdistribution C Divine Services I
You're bound to get a quick an-
this station
I | on we< decided -
Not only the men wearing the proud uni- lI\\'er--one way or the other, but to accept these otes. Since

form of Uncle Sam's Navy, but the civiliansemployed we're not telling which way. i we have made an exception in this VrotetUnt ('h.pel: Moulin Road and Birmingham, Atenu.

here as well, have a grave responsibility I (case, it is only fair that we accept 0730--Holy Communion
AA'\O-Recrult Divine
From uhat can be gathered, the i service.
similar ballots in the future
to the sailors and fliers who are risking Beach Crew is oil out OHO! -Tialnlnp Center Divine service\
going for I. So, if you can't get the ballots (Olmunda! : !School small( chapel).
their life seven days a week and 24 hours : Gene Tierney in the "Pin-Up" contest .- you can do what PBY Sqd 1100) -Geneial I.Divine lIef\Ice.

a day. It is for all of them to constantly do So .w Squadron VO-VCS and VPB2-1 did and it will be okay (athollr 1SI'est'lI'( .et'\Ice
haprl >lu tin Attune.
I : & lIoad and Mirmlngham
but watch out the Senior
in for (1l6iO-MaslI) ,
the best they can and know down deep '
B. O. because they re I
Q. pretty OiC>>- Mas
their hearts that they are doing it. For this well set on Olivia De llaviland S. IOInSont..t 1* getting 0&10-Man.

country belongs to all of us and it is the duty and the Personnel Office votes are just flowing in that *
(If all of us to protect it during the hour of wide open between Alice Faye Is the spirit we need to pull the I Avenue ChrUtlan srirnre !*f'nlu40011.! : ; .. Road and ltlrmnl! *m
and Betty Iltitton but they'ie going
its gravest peril. to hold! : right strings and get the winning 1100-Small charJewish. *-),
out of their get of I
way pin-up girl to make a personal appearance Service: Miiolln Read aDd Birmingham A,enMe
So, let's get behind the men who are at extra ballots so you can never tell : here How do jou: (mull chapel).
how much damage they can 1770-Sabbath service FI'h1ay).
this moment doing the fighting. They are just like the pictures!' this week? *
:2000)( -Sabbath service I iFjMay),
So the
do thing for you
counting It t would be criminal to let pretty nifty we'd say Don't 0810-Devotions iSatuidav
on us. '
do i9 to behind
I to mqtes, get solidly waste to much time getting I 1000-Devotions them down-the who sacrificingtheir ,n-up" girl jour
men are I your favorite "p voter in this week because! all voting -
future to build better world for or else somebody else i., !going to i--
a alii must stop by midnight, Monday -
of us. get theirs elected. 1 Oct. 18 If you hesitate From: Other Papers I ..
I too favorite lose
long, your may
A certain machinist's mate is _
The next time you have the temptation to 'lout on some very important votes

do a little "goldbricking" on the job, don't having few months woman ago trouble he was again.engagedto Justa ', So, that Is all until next Must Be Bigger, Better"I

the who attacked Wake Island week when jou'll find out who
forget boys a local girl and off she went
has! been voted the favorite "J'ln.1Tp" must have within and without of myself the
and shot 60 Jap planes from the skies. Someof and married somebody else. The I girl of the Jacksonville Naval greatest ideal of my life."
mech finally got over it. but rumor -
them didn't come back. has it now that he is lookingover 'Air Station SMOKINGLAMP'S : Thus we pretty well sum up that by which we

-- engagement rings again while OUT must sustain ourselves We are not what we are,
__ but what we shall become We are not what we
his prospective fiance is still look- -- ? I
Last Week ing over the other boys. We hope can be, but what we must be. We shall never at-

There isn't much time left before the "PinUp" our friend has better luck this Navy Radio ProgramsThe I I, tain more those idealistic goals than unless anything they are we bigger have, better ever, and had

contest comes to an end. All your bal- time. following radio programswill I before.-Chaplain W. L. Wolf in THE NAVYATOR,

lots must be in not later than Monday,- Oc- Then there's the story about a be broadcast by Jacksonville! Del Monte, Calif. _

tober 18, in order to count in the final tabu- seaman who forgot to get a hair- stations! from the Naval Air I .

lations which will be held on Tuesday. The cut for inspection. So the night before Station: Don't Do It
when all the barber shops Friday \VJAX (2100-2130)( )
results will be announced in next week's edition -
were closed, he took a small mirror Naval Air Technical Training The Navy trusts us. It trusts us so much that it
of Jax Air News. '. and with a large one behind, Center auditorium, "Navy grants as much liberty as is possible, these grim

So far the to this favorite movie proceeded to cut his own hair. He U'lngs." I days of war Just remember that, sailors-and
response passed inspection, all right, because Tuesday WJIIP ((210021S0)Naval ) don't forget when you are overleave, you let your
actress poll has been good. But it could be technically he had a hair Air Technical Training country down, you break faith with your ship and

better. In a station of this size, many more cut. But you should see his hair Center auditorium, "U'lngs Over with the Navy and worst of all you ruin your own

votes should be cast. Remember, that the Wow! America". with the Command record. You prejudice your chance for advance-
ant's Hand. ment; lose your Captajn'a confidence; and all the .
receive for
votes "Pin-Up" girl
more we any Coming back to our Tin-Up" Wednesday UI'DQ (1630- rest of the men over you. Don't be a liberty breaker.
the better the chance that the winner will contest, remember that the more HOO) All Saint Chapel, "Navy (LIKE CRIME IT DOESN'T PAY).-MELBOURNE

make a personal appearance on the station. I vots that are ct the better the Ye'lkre." WILDCAT Melbourne, Fla.


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October 14, 1943


Betty, Boys. 1i oivrf I "J'
Contest Closes ; I One Of The Leaders

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Showing surprising strength just '

about the time we were going to : :.
y' f press, Ann Sheridan, the "oomph ', :
.. c .
f 'j J.-t!"'>< ...J girl," climbed out of 10th place I' ; :

( .... this week into second, threateningto .
j..: <'i.. unseat Gene Tierney who now "
holds the top position in the Jax
Air News Pin-Up Contest by only

'. 80 votes. Only four more days of '"

voting remain.
e ))
: Joan Leslie, who had only six
\ '. .
;3 : % 1 votes last week, also became more

'. .oo, f .' than a serious threat to Miss Tier-
.', ney as 189 ballots were cast In
her favor. In spite of the fact that

'. she is still about 100 votes behind
1 :
."F.. the leader, heavy voting for
Miss Leslie in the few days remaining \
.... could easily bring her the

title of "Jacksonville Naval AirStation's F \ --i---<
'. Favorite Pin-Up Girl + '
If There are still others who could

pass up even the three leaders depending S
on the tempo of the voting o.'A
until October 18 when the contest
closes. Lana Turner, Paulette God- A
dard, Olivia De Haviland and Bet
: ty Grable seem to stand the best
.' chance of pulling a surprise finish
But even Lynn Ban, Betty Hutton
... .. :' t.. .....'> :.. ..;..< Alice Faye Hedy. Lamarr. Dorothy iJ i
Lamour and Maureen O'Hara havea
f ::. f mathematical chance of comingout -

w" ,!; I on top. .... .
Since the contest seems to beA

: ..\ wide open affair, you still havea
:; 6 chance to pull your favorite ..
"pin-up girl" into the lead. Remember '

you have only until :-.. .
iiThis. Monday midnight Oct 18, to do Judging from the large number of votes that she has been gettingin
: It. No votes' received after that the "Pin-Up" contest there is little doubt of Lana Turner's popularity .
date will be counted There's on this station. Well here she is in a reclining pose and we know ..
only four days left but a lot that it isn't necessary for us to encourage you to vote for her in the
is Betty Grable (Ias if we had to tell you) and she is currently -
ballot below.
could happen In that time. printed
working on the picture. "Pin-Up" girl so it is only natural -- -.
that she should be one of the leaders in the Jax Air News "Pin-Up"
contest. Of course you'll find her name on the ballot and you're on : They Call It Glamour
your own after that.
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Old Acquaintance? I

Latest Tabulations On

I Pin-Up Leaders !

Gene Tierney ..................282

Ann Sheridan ................201

Joan Leslie ....................189 I

Lana Turner .___..............181''

Paulette Goddard .........124

Olivia De Haviland .......124

Ratty Grable ................124 '"

Lynn Barl .. .. ....................... 10* k :
Betty Hutton ........................ 103 ': :
Alice Faye .......................... 102!' r I -
DfHly I Lamar .00 ... ............... ft1 I
Dorothy I.dim our ... ... .... :S3''!i 1f
:Maureen O'llara ... ... .. .. 47 f
Other: Julie Bishop 1): Jinny I i iSlnini ,
"' .. 11 ; Nancy! Worth, If; Ci'p.)"
Ko.. Lee. H; ('arm n Miranda, 8; I
I IIt's Ir Susan Fouler, 6: Marjorie JC# 'nold.,
5hrl MrDonaM: 4; Ions Drake, I IS y
; Kits llayworth. M; Krlit O'llrien, + zaF
+ I I'I 3.: Two vote*-Ann Miller, Janet1Illair ''
Ann llothfrford, Joan Fon-
'I taine, Greet O"l'Ion) Shirley Tem I ;
-.. I pie Mariro. Faye .:m ...on. Onf'otl'.rol
1 \ I.andi., Judy Garland' i
Dolores Moran and she will I Zi *u I'ltU.I Kuiemarv Lane., Ingrid
i Bergman, Vrronic Lake, < lautUlte
be seen in Warner Brother's "Old I !i I Colliert, Ann llaxter, Audre..l.ten i., w
Acquaintance." And wouldn't it be t Alexin 1 smith, Ann Sothern, g;
nice if she qould become an old 1 Konemary I.aTlante, Jane Kuisell,
Larraine Day Itocalind. Kuhtrll.Sonja
acquaintance around here. It's a I Heine, Snan llayward, Sn..n
thought anyway as long as 1'he's'a Peter, Olana Karrymore, Ann Shlrley -
Jean Arthur. ,
candidate for our "Pin-Up" con
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Lana Turner ...........................................-.--..-..........D ag

Joan Leslie .?...................._...__......-_._-_._..._...*.D g1a I
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Paulette Goddard ................-....-...............-......D gg

Olivia De Haviland ......._...._.........__..___._...............0 a :
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Betty Grable .........._..__.....................-..____......_........DHedy .II ... :. B ,
: = Lamarr ..........................._.....'....,._.....-...:..._.......D :: .-

= Ann Sheridan ..................................................................D :

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I Contest Editor, Jax Air News : We don't know anything about the sofa las If you cared) but we got It on the level that the gal
sitting on it's' none other than Hedy Lamarr. Neither do we know what message she's trying to convey
Rtf 2, NAS, Jacksonville, Fla. BD with that look in her eye but take a look, and judge for yourself If you don't think she'd make a pretty



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Six JAX AIR NEWS October 14, 1943Ii


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l Billy Reed Demonstrates His Bolo Punch To Fighters Fighters Are

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II ,, 7 Training At

I Arena DailyEntries

are still open and will
continue to be open In. the Naval
Air Station boxing tournament
4c right up until 21 Oct., It was announced .

By Edmund Walsh. Y2c I yesterday by Lt. (jg) John
Patrick who will make the pair.
A question that went the ings for the tournament in both

rounds in the barracks duringthe novice and senior divisions.
Most of the fighters are train.
world series just completed o
I ing at the Main Station arena in
was : "Will there be aI back of Building 912. The arenais

:world series next year?? open from 0800 until 1930 so

From here, that question seems F that Bluejackets and Marines can
work out whenever they riBlfcsfret)
about as answerable as "When will ;
the war be over?" Baseball cer- time. fr I
lot 'I From now right on throu n the
tainly surprised a of people d
fights, which will be held on four
this by carrying on despitethe
loss of name stars. I t consecutive Victory Smoker shows
many ,.
//4 wf4 the arena will be open seven daysa
f No lens an authority than I week and adequate equipmentwill
Grantland Rice told us after theGeorgiaAlabama .
lat fall N a s 9 be available. The only thing I
!game fighters need bring is their shoes.
that he did not think baseball New Fighters Listed
would on in '43. Who\ would I
the who
Among men signed up In
venture to speak on the proa- the last few day are: Corporal I
|Mrts of a '44 ..a..o"? : I
Troy Bohannon, 165 Ibs.; P.F.C.
I Despite the IONS, of stars like i William Workman 155 Ibtt.; Bill !

Bobby Feller Joe Ol Magglo, Morse, S2c VTB 2, 190 Ibs.; Fred I,
Dons IX :Magglo. OHTravis' !! Niswander, S2c, Seaman Guard
Buddy Lewis. Ted Williams I _- __ H 175 Ibs.; Jimmy Wlsmer AMM2c,
; Hank Greenberg Phil lUuuto.j 160 Ibs.. A and R; Jess Watkins
Red Ruffing, Johnny :Mize. Ted S2c, 135 Ibs. Boathouse; Willie
Lyons, Tf'rryIoorf': and Johnny I : : M- i Scaggs, 138 Ibs. Boathouse; Ed
lleazeley. the game lasted out I Turner 140 lbs. Seaman Guard:
tills! year. I and Ritchie Mendoza 130 Ibs. VPB
Baseball men seem determined ': 2 (1).
to try again in 44. Commissioner I j Other fighters who reportedwere

I Kenesaw M. Landla was quoted ; There was a time out in the afternoon's workout session for these boxers when Billy Reed popular M-C. : Warren DuFrene. 149 Ibs.,
In the : VPB 2 ((2)), James W. Connor. 155
recently papers as saying
of the Victory Smokers and former Broadway showman, came over to demonstrate to them how he would
will : Ibs., VTB 3 and Thornton Kelt-
baseball go on long train for the HAS boxing tournament of 21 Oct. The fights will be a part of the Victory Smoker shows I ,
the I It. ner, 148 Ibs. Seaman Guard.
a4 we have men to put on I Watching Billy bring up his Bolo punch are 1. to r. AM3c Pat Young. 140 Ibs.. A and R, Cpl. Troy
t. field and it does not" run counter Bohannon. 165 Ibs. Marine Barracks and S2c Fred De Franco, 120 Ibs., Seaman Guard. I In addition to the fighters named
to the war effort. I -- -- .. --- here there are approximately
r One thing is certain, many players I Ii I 25 others working out for the

who competed this year because I I Seaman Guard Is i Poland Is At NTS Officer VolleyballTitle Station's first boxing tournament.
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i they were deferred as pre-
war fathers will be gone. On the Officer Touch Football
World Champion Yankees Maurius Bainbridge, Md.Bill .
Team To Beat Fore Seems Cinch
third Russo game who pitched faces induction and won this the I'' Poland, specialist, third Gets Underway MondaySix

week Charlie Kellar, the Yan- I class of the NATTC athletic and : teams action[
kee power hitter is married and has Navy Ball TitleForm welfare office Is now attending 'For OperationsWhen Monday in the Officer six;

three children but he too expects i 1 I the Physical Instructors school at man touch football league. Ordnance .
induction.And players would bet on a the Naval Training Station, Bainbridge I Operations, perpetual and Gunnery will face Pub

on the Cardinals, Center. three way tie as the order of finish Md. I thorn in the side of teams in officer lic Works Operations Is to meet
fielder Harry Walker and Pitcher for Seaman Guard Recruit Center I The husky New York heavyweight sports competition, found itself I Dispensary and VO-VCS will take
ranked tenth challengers
for Induction and Assembly and Repair in among I onAand R.
Brazle with

Alpha reported so many stars at thestart
Joe Lewis' title before
I immediately after the series the playoffs of the Station Navy for of the volley ball season that ,I Each team will play two ram 3
Other Cardinals may be called before ball league. j he entered the Navy, fought last an Operations A and Operations in the first week of play to allow
long. i Seaman Guard the dark horseof summer in Jacksonville when hestopped the players sufficient time to get
in in the Jim Bowden, of Jacksonville I STANDINGS II' in condition.
I And so It goes around the lea the tourney already Thereafter each
on a TKO in a charity fight
gues. National and American, I STANDINGS t at the city .baseball park. Operations A .. ................ wL 9 0( I week squad will have three games per
One club, the St. Louis Browns W LSeaman of his at vo-vcs . ... .. ...... ....;;, 7
was boasting on all 4 F infield. I Guard ............_.. 6 1Recruit Upon completion course Operation B . .....; .. ... T 1 Rules Will be sent out t. tltf
j Bainbridge, he is expected to re- Public Relation . ....... .. .
First baseman George McQulnn Center ........... 5 1 i 8 S I,, teams through yard mail.
Assembly and Repair ........... 5 1 i turn to the Training Center Ordiwnce-Gunnerjr ........... .. 4 l'''
was rejected due to a faulty back. T 4 .. ...... ..7. ... ....... 3 3 Dispensary . ............ .. 4 4 ---- ------
Second baseman Don Gutteridgeand VM ... ..r... ........... 2 4 --- -ISJ BLt.jgMcCashen-- --- I Naval Hospital A ............. ... 4 5';I Entries Close Saturday
Vern Stephens were Marine Barracks ...,...... (0 2 Public Works ....... ........,..3 T
Shortstop Ordnance and Gunnery ..., ...... 1 3] ( ) Reports A an4 R . .. ......1..H.H. 2 i ::
turned down because of bad knees Boathouse ,.. .. . .. ......... (0 6 NAOTC . . ...., .... 1 II For Officer Tennis Meet
and Third Baseman Ellis Clary ............. ...1 II
was listed as non-Army material barn and prancing around for the I To Physical Training VPB2OTpU1. .. .. ,... ... .. 0 a I Nine teams have already. signed i : .
I up for the officer tennis tournament
because of a sinus condition, other entries to finish. The Guardsmen i I One officer has reported to the B team had to be formed, no one ,i which will get underway sooc
As Selective Service nears the \ wound up with a total of six I! physical training: department and | ever thought! that the two would I'; after pairings are drawn on Sat.
bottom of the manpower barrel, wins against one defeat I I two others have been transferred I be battling it out for the chant- 1 urday. Officers desiring to enter!
even those' players who are In I Two games affecting the championship i, during the past week. Lt. (jg) pionship. I'I may do so by calling Lieut Hobbs \
I F may be up for rela* lftc I remain to be played. In [ Bernard McCashen. was the officer j| But that is just what is about I II I Adams at Ext. 593 before Satur
|4.n. one Marine Barracks is slated tomeet i reporting here for duty while to happen. Operations A, paced by
Looking Ahead to a 1944 seau I A and R and in the other, Lieut. Robert Shelton and Lieut. I Lt. tjgA x: Kroll and Lt (jgPerrySignsUp ) I II I day.Those entries already receive

only one thing appears certain C.ata.N b. Pate" Clarence G ern and were those sa page iWo.. ,. are: Lieut. Comdr. Joseph B.
--- ------ -
Md that is the uncertainty transferred.Lt. I I Young and Lieut. Charles Cana
.4 Its ever materializing. VPB Entry I (jg) McCashen arrived here I ham. T 4; Lt. (Jg) Wallace E.
Service men have no quarrel 2(1) 'I from the Iowa pre-flight school \ I Crum and Lt. (Jg) Cowden Mo-
with the men who wear a baseball I I I where he had been on duty since Cord, Public Works ; Lle 1t.
uniform rather than one like last February. Lieut. Shelton, who Charles Tucker and Lieut. McGlinn -
their Thore players not now ta ''I was head trainer for the 1942 Station VTB 2;; Lt. football team and an instruc- Hillsman and Lieut. James Mc-
uniform\ seem to have been deferred i I
on Joel ground If cir- i tor in the department here, was Cachren, VO-VCS; Commander
cumstaneett permit we believethe \ :i transferred to the pre-flight school M Stanley Strong and Lt. average service man will be I} l .r I at Athens, Ga., while Lieut. Ger- va .atia.eil .. i a .vea
nand transferred to the Naval
looking forward to big league
Air Station, Corpus Christi. Texas 2?
hall next year.
V* Navy FootballSouth

Aviation Cadet Bruce Smith. r -Touch Football-
Minnesota all-American in 1942 s

and star of the national service r AMKKU'A.V: I.KA.iK; North Carolina, 23; Jackson*
Great Lakes eleven I 1 vlMe NATTC 0.
championship M last fall has just reported in the 1 I T 4T 4 v.. Ordnance and Gunnei Camp Le Jeun Marine, 26;
Navy pre-flight school at StMary's 1I Thurs VM Hangar v.. Ships: Stoic North Carolina B, 0.

College California. 1 1t I Fri Ken-leu.Seaman Frl. : T cuard 4 n.vs.VM Ducks Hangar and Bainbridge NTS, 51; Fort Mon.
t Smith has three months of schoolwork 'Mon. Boat House va. Recruit Ontei roe. 0.Georgia.
ahead and consequently will M | Mon :: Ships Stare u. A and R Ordnance I Tech, 35: ; Georgia Pre
finish out the season for and Gunnery va. Main Galley flight. 7.
; probably t
Tue : T 4 vi. Seaman Guard. Wed
the Air Devil I and Boat louse vs locks Kerrle I East

The Navy pre-flight school ai NATIONAL I.K.IGI.K: I + Navy 14; Duke, 13. '

Athens, Ga., weakest of the preflight hospital l vs. A and R. Thurs. : MJme Sampson NTS, IT; Villanova, 1'.
schools in football strength, H.- Guard vs. VPB 2 <<<21 ; pe'.nn..1 l Holy Cross, 32; Coat Guard

was bolstered last week-end by the i 211,81.r.;. :ary.Personnel Krl.: VO-VCS vi, VPBB2: vs. VPB l'2Mon. > Academy. 0, '

arrival of 10 aviation cadets anda TI'II.. VPUB2 (1). Mon.0.: I Middle West
half-dozen Marine Corps gunnery' Carrying the colors of SquadronVPB VCS VI H.unltal Tue : Marine GuaM I Clyde Perry husky 155 pound
v*. A and H. 'Tues.; OUueiwary vTl I Great Lakes, 13; Ohio State 6.
instructors.Best 2 ((1' into the Station boxing Wed. : and! VTB vs Vl'B 2 lo. lx>xer who had six fights a.i a Iowa Preflight 25; Iowa, I 0.
known of the lot were Pat tournament is Lloyd Sawyer Wed. member of the Station boxing
Harder voted the outstanding 120-pounder. winner of the fly ---- -- team last spring U an entry in Far East

hack in the college all-star game weight title in a tournament at the Harris Holier, U. S. professional, the Naval Air Station tournament. U. S. C., 13; Bt. Mary's Preflight .

this year and Wisconsin All American Miami FU. Naval Air Station. bicycle sprint champion in 1927, Perry, a Huntington, W Va. Blue- 0. rib)
and Steve Filipowicz:, ex-, Sawyer hails from Bar Hirbor.Maine. was killed in action in the 8. <>uth- j jicket, U aligned t-i SeamanGu Alameda Coast Guard, 2"an'
Fordham luminary. wet Pacific AUJ*: 8. >rJ. I Francisco U., 0.

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Odob.r 1 1943 JAX AIR NEWS Page SevelflComman

I IW and repair any part of an alrpla.J'e

antH onorsOperations Teams Station's Third Comdr. Ashford other than the engine. Radlomf'ar.

.. .... ......... in.tructed on the opuaUon
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Y" '' ,, .
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> communlca.tlons equipment.
'If 7 of
: ; r and
.1' 'i;,.... "J' l :" ".i: :(r t x/; : ; .. care
1t.'t 1'"J: .: Birthday Finds The Ordnance School teacbt
W the theory and operation of theNavy's

.. d' ;p.' ..: i ;/? d ';t'W".;: ; l '.,,; : aelial gunll, bombs and

; !'i :': ; Rapid Growth bomb8Ight..

i -t < I r. One of the features of the Ordnance -

't c......... IF.. .... ... t I Department of the NATTC Iis
School.Thl8 .
of oWcer pilots readying themselvea I an Officers' Gunnery All" Gun
for another crack at the I. unlike the.Naval
.. ; ". which Is only for enUsted -
: ; Axis in American aircraft. and en1I8ted ners' School,
men receiving technical t men. At the Officers' Gunnery -

School .tudents are trainf'dto
training lor ground and alrcrew
officers with
jobs In AWed IIquadrons. become gunnery
: Fonnelly
combat quadron.s.

: :;::: :r.Ttn I a.;,">;' .'b u squadron gunnery offlcen were pilots. -

t"e dlrt.lo. .r u.. Admiral A.drew but the Increased complexity
('. hf'all. ..ho rfpla..4lee Admiral or squadron operation has lHJto
A. H. ('o.k wh... the lattnIII tranr..d. -
the utilization of pecla\ists\ tor
t. ..a dat,. Admiral M..t'.II, a.
.Idllme Na,,. pllGt. ,raduat"d "em the this non.flylng function. Most of-
II a..1 Aud"my a' AD..poll, I. !!II' the student are engineers, tE'Chniclans .
and ..'.,. hi, wi... .t r""l"ola In ,and professional mfn

: ; hl. :::II: :J't : :p :: drawn directly from civil life. 80m..

I .r alatl... are aviation cadets.

, In 1923 Admiral McFall received The ..oll..e 0' I..dy at tb.. Ufli....,,.'
a letter of commendation from the (jUDDtry ::0..11001 I.du'du ur" I" both
-r of the U. S. ahop' .nd t'la.oom.. !""tud.lIl. .,.
I Commander-In-Chlef ...... t. .ae .......)thlnlr I. ..d-
. Fleet for testing the fll'llt catapult .. frona 'he dl'.t "III
? installaUons on the battlelhlpMaryland. 0' bomb ,.... t. 'our-'houu.d-p.,.."
From 1929 to 1931 he "blotk.bulI''''','' Th.y .1., I".r. h.wto
.....mbl.. ..d hk" ...a..t. ntry kl.d

,f had ron command bued aboard of a the torp Lexington.In do squad.. ::,.IU:" .Ib u "':: ::td ia.e'''::

command. .qu.don dati"., .r the
1936 and 1937 he was
.. th.Bal' .
.tho.,1 ar. .110 ""Inl" Ba.d
" tng officer of YN-8D5 at AnnapoUs Commander Wl11lam H. Ashford. ., !+i""I..e l'nlt. D...' 1..1.&

when that squadron won the SchiffMemollal Pacific fighter since .."blllI..d throuahod theon,.
and a Presidential Jr.'etfran !''iqu.dro"" I. n""d .r .ew ..q.lpmp.'
Trophy the Inltla1 attack on Pearl Harbor, I ... ar. ,..lIt t. th...."
letter of commendation for Itfl I relieved Commander Charles G. l'nlt. t, b.. ..huk"d ...., ..d p.t IIIrlntI'I.

record of safe flying.I I Shone commandln officer of ... 1111.... ...d. "fhtlD& ...olldltt....
I Admiral McFall also assisted in afl Air Station I Heading the Technl<'81I
Naval Auxiliary
the fitting out of the carrier Wasp, the I Training Center is Capt. Jose-ph- B.
Lee Field. Green Cove Springs
t served for a year 8..1! executive officer at Commander Lynch, who 1/11 responsible to Rear
tI I aboard the Ranger. and has Fla., last Friday. with I Admiral A. C. Read. Chief of Naval.Air -
Shone, who departs for duty
I had considerable command experience Technical Training, with
the organization -
tlt"eet. pioneered
both at sea and a.shore during the training of the first headquarterfl in Chicago. Captain
the pre8ent war. He holds the Ylc. Field 8ervlng suc- Lynch, who recently replaced Com-
at Lee ,
tory Medal. Grand Fleet Clasp. and squadron I mander R. D. Higgins, came to
f N ... I American Service Medal. Fleet I cessively a.s squadron Jacksonville directly from tht" Bu-
l.-- .. "'"" =r1""f" Ii v' 131D ____ the then offlcer.ln.charge and flnaJly, :
i of Naval Personnel In WatlhIngton. -
I reau .
last Saturday. Captain Arthur Gavin pref'f'nted Clasp. u commanding otticer.y. I
At P nonnel In.pectlon Many of the activities carried on .
I Iat
In makinit' : .
of this plaque
to Ensign John A. Wilson OperaUonll the Jacksonvll1e Naval Air StaI I Captain Lynch, WhO nas M'-n
the Commandant said: ''The Operations Officers ) ..., ...... a..e. w.II-.qulpp..d ".'H .nd I Yorktown
the but carriers
pruentatlon closely the
nthll of contlnuou8 competition 811 they emerged of the N A OTC. One of these Is the I.. dnlH" m.d... back In World War I all .

intr..taUon ottlcn.' .ottball league. While thlll plaque II an award Assembly and Repair Shop, to The purpose of the Naval Air flier. winning his win s at Kf'YWest.

lor winning the of tic en' softball championship, it also Ifl symbolic ofu. which planes are brought from all 14 Gunners' School III to give each Before going to Washln ton

.. tine phYfllcal condition you have maintained thl'ough participation over the Opera tlonal Training I student a thorough, tour.weekcoune he at one time served u commandln -

In competitive sport. during the put flummer, I present to you. Ensign i Command for ovnhaul and repair, I Ii I In free gunnery that wtll officer of the Naval Air

\Vlh.\n, u rt'pre entatlve (If the othu O rattons Officers. Congratulatlon ''Overhaul'' at the A & R Shop :prepare him for later training In Station at Miami, Florida. Hewearl

!" doesn't mean what It doel to your the air. It Is lIucceedlng. A clue the Defense and Naval Re8erve -

---- - -- -- ----------- It means a complete to the extenslvene88 of the trainIng ribbons as well as the Victory -
hold the key to the outcome garageman: is

Raiders Wait Until I teams Moet the IURue.Improved dub In the lea&rue I'I'of job of rebuilding.Alrplanefl gain .admission to the be. I the barrels at fad are the that wOl'n Jacksonville more out thue machine school per day.gun ; Atlantic Bar and of World Pacific War Theatre I. and ribbons the-

Jackson\'lI1e A .It R Shop by of the present war.
of the sea on
Week To Play over Public the Relations period which started I coming damaged, or by flying a I than Commanding are used up Officer by the of Fleet.the Gunners' ,t.:1.: b e : Iah..':N: :r.t :i" :; .
Next hours to be I .
with three 1081'1e8' and then won six 8ufflclent number of School Is Commander E, E.Dolecek I .Iubo.III. a..1 AI, !oot.ti... I. ....
routine overhaul. (.a.I..
for Artll.
In the attack of eligible a ( .mmalld..t. f.'aplal.
KIDlitpin InlUal
8tralght. 18 I veteran of the (ial. I. the '.auth (.0..4-
wboAet''ord of these Cap..l.
The NATTC Air Raider. this club "" 85 Lt. I jliStanle\ ,' When one planes attacks on the Solomons, the Marshall I I a.' th. ...ti... haa liiad. th.. rtI...
) stands at one victory Culp who received tine 8upport brought Into the A It R Shop It III I Island raids and : Un.. b.1"' B.... Admiral 4111.8 ( a..

.lnAt two defeat" In thre-e gaml". from alde8 Lt. I j ) Vernon Sechrle.t. first disassembled completely. Then and Gilbert Under his'direction. ,.1.) CII.I".. P. M..... 1>>...I..t' ........
Coral Sea patrol duty. ., .
o taU. (
1".1 Air : pu.I
and cleaned, .r the
I'layed. will be Idle Saturday Ueut. Don CI'08f1. Lt. jg) Its component parts ar students at the lI hool (p.r'II..I.tI.. T.....; R..r Admlnl ......

will not play ag.ln until 23 Oct.Jt WilHam Nichola and Lt. I jlt') MarI I labeled and 8ent to specialized unit i are taught not only how to shoot.I I eaptale) ..Ioh.. .n.l. Prll"., ..d t...
la lor the 23 Oct. contest shops where they are thoroughly hi. St..I.., ", MI"a.l.
Bartlett. They
Marine. CU8 and vlrtually but how to recognize targets. Gavin entered the Na\'y ..
the Le Jeune tuted, repaired I Captain
with Camp I
Fred Frink. NATTC built. Parta which cannot mut learn the vital spots on all enem) .. an &pprentlce !leaman In 19)7,
that Captain I '
: :: ;ea- tellts Imposed them' planes, the wing spans. lengths radu8t1nJ' trom the Cnlv'rllty -
('w h. I. now pointing, HII har (' Seaman G To the rigid upon and charactel'lstic features. In ad.ditton after :
North Car'ollna are ,u'eyed.N.thl. of 'Wisconsin yut
('ame through the I I, .....I..d I. ..... A R they are also schoo1'd In wearing
he en8i n
condition Ball Series later wafl an
..n'ounter In f.lrly lood I Beat In Navy ,.... of receiving -
"",". .f .lrpl.." ...ulpm..t. ; .y'thl. the mathematic!! gunnery. the
and ha" n drilhng hud this .. w.... it a pair of old wings. won at
I Iw .. '''OM .1. i'i'e..u.u. .. lb.' I, I. tile pl. Instruction In the lateBt
....... school &t Pensacola.I .
", 1111. tlo. .IUIP, 1lIl' ,. naval flight
ek. at tht" lead
ttle Raldt'rll ace which la M't for 11 ::30 tooay .. a..1 11f" raft.. .n 1"41u' <<''I, methods for figuring I'Bnge. I Captain Gavin's caret'r, Uke that
GUll IAtcha.. Student oUrcHII pool. RecnJlt Cf'nter t..t..d a.d ....p.I..d.. M..y.f .... I.b. and the other one-hundred.and-one of Admiral McFall. II filled ,l"ith
\ k. lIuffered a aUght I Iaman I aa "Irhlv tuhnlul a. riables
takes T 4, anel abapl! a..e mathematical v gunners
against the Tarh els but on ...,".. ,....' plnt', ..hi... ut..Dtl.. episodes of hilltorical Intt"re8t In
Guard 11M lA'adSt"aman ... .nd ...1.1111'11' ...quipI must consider. naval aviation.
to agalnllt uJt'une. i ,. an. intrll'.t. II the devdopmf-nt of
"houd be ready go I I
of gl'oundtraining.
ioto .. a.tmlltlt' plloU'Dd completion "
Guard could come m.nt : Upon the flut pair of Wright Cyclone -
edy right Using
Bradley Davis. and be In'li"e..I.,.. gunnery student!! al'( lib.sOJbed ,
halfback. Injur In the I"ort EonJllng the winner'" circle alone I After the component putI''! of an I Training nglnefl ever made. he won
beats Into Operational
to proclaimed champion If test- tht" Schiff Memorial Troptly in
opener. will 81110 be ready airplane have been thoroughly where they are under In.struction .
the North Carolina Recnllt Center and If Marine Barracks th are scnt back Unit.! 1927 and wht'n ht" !let an endurance -
play against I IInd R. That would I ed and l'E'palred y with student pilots for a
beats A total
record of 37 hours. Hie
:MArine team.orchu. sub-assembly shop whne this
a two months. Doring
Guard of
May JH Out I leave the Mtandln 1I StoRman original airplane begins to take period not only rt". ; ftylng hours for that year ,,'ut'mor
and only one time the free gunner
A major Htback to the Raidenif I first with Ix wins Cf-nter Rnd .A I shape again. but In a much more celves practical expel'Ience in target (' than 86i-a\: \ without ac'Ident. -
End Bill defeat and Recruit the .
of Then
IMS condition.
satisfactory but also accompanies
..nathu. and R tied lor cond with five firing. In 1 26 Captain Gavin 'W III
Borchfor. forlner Oregon PM!! plane moves to final assembly, through aU the phast"sof I
will be out I wlnll and two tldeat". of leave his pilot choe. n to make the historic fli ht
(: who it appea rs and I from where It Is capable flight that he wJlbe\ subjected I
for the st"uon. Borcher aggravRtfod Jr. however. Recruit under Its own power. In fact In combat. 'When thl training from the West Coast to Hawaii.
Inthf' A and R win thf-Ir amet! 8S ex.pected Topro'e to Since then he has seen duty aboard
an old ahouldf-r Injury U's just tike a new airplane. finished the gunner. like his pl-
I will JE'IIUIt' Ie
game last Saturday. a three way It A & R has Its own test is for the 1< leet.of the Lexln ton. the Laogley. the
-- -- -- ---- and the trio wll1 be thrown into pilot. Lleut. O } Jack Rogus. 1 the newest training actlv.i Memphis, and Naval Air Statlc.nsIn
a lIudtlen dt"ath playoff. R through Panama. Puerto Rica and Anacostla. -
who puts A k plant's at tht> Jackson'JI1e Air Sta-
Officer Volley Ball Title Much credit It due to the Su. the 88me kind of paces tht'Y had i tlon I" the Air Bombers' School.I : D. C. For awhile he was

Guard team which floll'hed in wht"n they were first ac.c'pted i of a test pilot for the Naval Alr-
man to pasl'I With the receipt by tht> Na\'y aI
Seems Cinch For Operations
Jt lea ue-before I craft Factor In PhiMLdelphia.
third place.. in ___ .. by the Na\'y. numbt"r (\landpane oomb<<
L #1 -L. I".ft .1 I : _. I Jacksom'l)),
('.,,"...01 ... P.I. .Is enterlnli\\ toe plaYOIlI!!. un: U'lUU" hundreds of \' for non-a\18\01"8 Before he ("ame to
i Employing need developed I IskJlled
had been Commandant -
\VIIJlam Stark. la undt"featt"d In I won .Ix ptralght In the playoff! and personnel. and owning In the technique of horizontal I Captain Ga'in

,.Jillf'. litamu and needs only a vlc- and cO\lld have had an undisputed. flome of the best and latest airplane bombing. The Jackson\'l11e Air I of the Naval Air Station.Miami. .

over OperationM B, led by Lt.I tlUe hatl not the ddermlned Re.crult o\.t'rhaul f'qulpment In the I Bombers' Schoo) wa estabUshedI Florida. and before that.

.I Joe Hay and Lt. .jg I Petto I CtntH ('I ew nipped It! streak world, Jackson\'l11e A & R Is rarel l to fuUIIJ this n Graduates are operations officer of the Caribbean

clinch the title. : lut Monday. In this contellt Bill Iy st 'mied for the answer to a reo I,I UEiE'd for two purpost's: 88 bombaron Sea Frontier. He holds the Victory

But that may not a. eafiY a8 i Wa.lnwright and Hank Benjamin pair job. To be doubly fure that multl-englned bom'berlll, 'Mt>dal and the American D-ten e

it for civil ""ar lit itf I IJreate brought the boot camp II 3 to 0 It Medal, Fleet Clalp.
: lloundll, It Is ('qual to every occasion (l'ven I and as Instructors.r..t .
\'ol1ey baU fury Is )lk ly i ito triumph, In 8 hard fOht game.Out8tandlng has facUities for manufachning ..I"ale t..alllleir .,,",Uy .Uh, I Summln up the tl'alnin policies -

l>1'eak out when the two ,. pla 'ers for SE'Aman certain airplane parts It would be III .he bound..I.. .. .r Ih" "el'k.IJI.Nual and alms of the Jacksonvll1e-

ME-et. Op ratlona B by tlefeaUng Guard have bu'n Forwards HornIng Impractical to buy.Prut"nt TN'h nl.AI'..I Tnlnl."'hUo.... .I........the...... Naul Th. mill-Air I Nanl Air Station. Captain Gnln'hu
club finish the sea.fjOO Schoeneman and If ('. .. Ua. ('..nt.r I.tall. /lJald :.
its \rother can Swain and head of the A R Shop .1, .r th. ATT I'ecords or
with nine wins and only one Kt'l1er ami Dt"r land.A ..... I, te rH.h. m... r..ult "The actual combat
Guard" Grant
Is Commandt'r Ethridge halal.emp.. and t"" II.. ..d In.hart trained at the Jackon'l1IeI
( ff'at. VO.YCS can aIM wind up'th and R dt'feated Ordnance and who spent the first year antl a hatt .. .h..nt In I h.. "kill, 'or w hll'h pilots for
the ame r cord and a three Gunnt"ry 3 to 0 ern Monday with J, this war In the PhllUpines, 'ht"in,. n".tI. ra.d IIt.It. To .16 till., I N8\'nl Air Station epeak highly
oale and NA'f'f(' a' "..u'IIII.III" "J..rat"l! the comprehenelve training they
way tie would ruult.Opf'rattn C. Sallsbury getting two Indies and Australi8. wht'reuring ... I
TIt1t" Bid East rour Trad. ."".1_. att..d. hy larll'e1'0ntl"Ir. recdved while hue. Already our
A In J. Johnson onf'. I IRen"lt the ('ally days "th'y had tou ..' .r M.rIIKI, .. w 1I .. UlaeJAt' I a\'iatot'8 are reco nlzed a!'!
ThA all ImportaIJl game wUJplbably Center flc'tf'ehip\ hf a vy I Itriumph" for rh'etr;." Comman. ''''''' i naval
be played this week. O\'n YM hl\n nr 6 to 1'and e pencils of A & R ad. The flnt ot the four s hools tobt'gln i the mOEit competent In the worM
) Grant's theory
Should Operations A win. the race Ordnance Rnd GunnE'ry, 6 tc O. ( E'r be summed clas88 was the A\'InUon Machlnist's and our aim la alway. to make
ministration cnn aptly I
School which each succeeding clas; juat a bit
nmalnlnp J.fates'
will be over and the ; _. ,
-- statfmE'nt "When we'WE'I'e
bla :
)lIne club. will Just faU In hlml.If -- up In opnt'd February 1S.: 1941. Within better than its predecesson. Bylee
alwa's thought
out we
Operations D win". tM com.Tl1cftUonl Tennis Entries Close Sat.Co.tI.ud back home doing all a f'w da 's an Aviation }.f'talsmiths' \ of Instructors who have been
wUl It8lt. Operations A, clf the ooys School. a Radio S ho)1) end rec'nUy tested under fire aglnst
From I'&e Fh: : they could to get us what we need'd. beUeve \lCcE'edln -
we are
nine win. and Ordnance School had be-gun InEtructlon. the E'nemy,
'WOuld. then have an
ddeat. Operations B would Ham Stalk, I-atlons; En gn ( Now we're bac'k home we're goIng Tday.) Iff'S' than thl'ee'E'ars In fE'nding our fledgjnpUot
} wln and cne ddeat John WUtlon find Enfllpn; ue McHuI to see that these boys tlalnIng late-f, the NA TTC I\.t\ Jnc1cson'Ue !! to the ff-d) more thoroughly
Ia e flJtht David f't )) the ('( ulpment that
Lif'ut. a
now !
1 t could tie for the title'by bfat.RK ; Opf'raUcls; : Is one of the lIulut; such familiar with the job that
other EJ1Iot and Lt. tjg) Golcml they nEed. Cf'nters In the world. than any of similar training
Vo-ycs In 1t8 only Lt. f jg ) stanIf'Y ..... ... ., 'he .lark. "
cou1d 8hare In >E' ke. Opnatlona;; ..llIlot-n I The objectl\'e of the Machinist'sMatu' ('xpf'rlc'nc.! who proceeded them.
Or V 0. VCS
.. a..1
MI cusDart1 ...I1U" Nnal AI'.Uo".
Ce. if OptraUoJ18 beatl! Op- Cu I p, II nel Lt.Hclat1n Llg) Utut. .....1,.' I" ""mmllnol, I, the lerl'''''' School 11'1' to tN'h flhplancami I'tJBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE

..A'l\J1 it. n to < 9t8 Cliff G. Rf'mflbny, and Llwt. M. G.CJtH : ::t :::.. f:: : :; learn t-cw to tr\ftltO\ JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
-B.fn' .
littlt" m.rfl ".n a
kf', OuJnant(' nntl Gunnuy. w..dll .nd ".mp
RIoe tht' Orf'JltJon.
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Page Eight JAX AIR NEWS October 14 1943
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', Radioman Marooned On Rear Adm. James Is Quiz Contest WAVES Are ForcedTo

I (Questions are printed on

)Island Inhabited Of TheI Page 3))
? : By Recipient ANSWERS Be Landlubbers

Natives Legion Of Merit 1. Yes. Enlisted personnel in the The United States Senate Naval
Man-Eating Navy who are serving with Army Affairs Committee, has decreed
detachments are authorized to that WAVES must be landlubbers,
T' Aviation Radioman First Class Read Admiral Jules James, Com wear Army uniforms. Shore sailors whether they like it or not.
Clyde Horn's story of being ma- i mandant of the Sixth Naval District with Army outfits will wear their The committee eliminated froma
I tfSW Slang"Take I has been awarded the Legion own insignia on the Army clothing pending House bill a provision
i of Merit "for outstanding serviceas issued to them, but otherwise they which would have given some
necessary cutiOtlt'8 commandant ot the United will dress just like soldiers. Women Reserves a boat ride over.
your headache now. States Naval Operating base at 2. Jimmy Dorsey, saxaphone;
J "You ivil lr >>tember"-I have Bermuda," according to an announcement Tommy Dorsey, trombone; Lom- of the provision
forgotten; so have you. by the Navy Department bardo, violin; Goodman, clarinet; leaves In force the present legal
"We should confer" Send and James, trumpet ban on WAVES serving outsidethe
your yeoman over to see mine."Forwarded" Rear Admiral James served at 3. All of these statements are country.
t -- Pigeon-holed Bermuda from April 7, 1941, I true; ordinary pencil lead is made ____-.a........
in a more ornate desk. when work on the base was first 'of graphite and clay; quicksilverIs
"A growing body of Naval begun, to March 24, this year, mercury; pumpernickel is a Adm.McFall Says
opinion"-Two brass hats have when he was transferred to dutyas coarse bread. Naval Aviation Potent ;
agreed. Commandant of the Sixth Naval t, Twelve. Boatswain, gunner,
\ "Take immediate action"-Do District. carpenter, machinist, radio electrician ntlimrd From Page One N
something in a hurry before we The citation accompanying his pay clerk, pharmacist, electrician in the Santa Cruz battle.
both catch hell. award reads: "For exceptionally ship's clerk, torpedoman, "I reported aboard the Hornet
1 "For your information"Let's meritorious conduct in the performance aerographer and photographer. from a destroyer," Adm. McFall
both forget it. of outstanding service to 5. The church flag. related, "and as I was reaving,
"Your observatoins are de- the government of the United 6. Wallace and McNutt. the destroyer's commander m<
sired"-Do the dirty work so I States as commandant, Naval 7. Twelve There are two faceson the remark that he hoped he wof0 h
can write "Forwarded." L L/ Operating Base and Commander each card not have to pick me up from ttm
("Your department is negli- Combined Local Defense Forces, 8. General George (Blood and sea. This same destroyer rescuedme
gent"-/ have just been given Bermuda from April 7, 1941 to Guts) Patton. from the ocean about an hour
i hell."You I March 24, 193."Throughout 9. False. As yet there U no after the Hornet had gone down."I .
I are to be commended"There' this period, Rear known cure for malaria Quinine will never forget the thrillI
I a particularly tough job Admiral James achieved notable merely supresses the symptoms. received during the start of the
coming in the next routing. results not only in the excellenceof 10 A plumber. battle when orders went out for
I "Naval tradition demands"/ his plans for a Naval Base and ._ 'squadrons, man your planes.'
--- -- -
have just been talking to an its thorough development for maxi These fliers, excited and jubilantthat
I old Chief. mum efficiency, but in his tactful they were to meet the enemy,
"Give this your immediate attendon"For and effective organization of joint 1 t i rr never thought they would not land
i I G-s sake, find local forces. He was equally suc- w 'on the Hornet again. I remember
those papers! cessful In the establishment of a very well the message: 'Enemyin
"You will show him every complete understanding betweenthe force headed our way' and it
cOI.rtesy"-Hi.J uncle v, an ad- allied local armed forces and in I At.. St.Florida.Vincent a Hospital. Jacksonville gave me one of the greatest thrills

1 miral. his unique ability in gaining and AOM2c and Mrs. Clarence Johnson a of my life to know we were 'to
maintaining the good will of the I son Kirby William, born Oct. 1. : meet the Japs. In the distance; I
I from the eaves of the Colonial authorities.." I S2c and Mrs Arnold Schultz.. a ion. saw flashes of light and could see

plantation and ate boiled ---- -- Richard CPO and, l.rr.rt i Oct F: Conner 1. a I, planes falling into the sea. A Jap
I given them by the chief. son Dennis John, born Friday, Oct. 1. dive bomber crashed onto the Hor
I "Golly, but it was tough," says CBM and Mrs. Charles Karnum. a I net just abaft the bridge and practically
I "just about the toughest Mary Jane HutchinsAnd Oft.son, 2MOMM2e Roland. Charles born Saturday every crew member In that
I ever saw. We also had and MI'''. Robert Claude vicinity was either killed or badly
green fruit and coconuts" Ivey. a son. Robert Johnny born Sat- wounded. Jap torpedo planes appeared -
What Hoin mised most of all, Ensign Miller urday.PFC d''I'S.. Michael Lamonlca. adaughter. and shortly afterwards two
was tooth paste. Mary Patricia, born Satur explosions crippled our starboardside
"Sounds sorta trivial, but I day. tg\d and we were dead in the
have given almost anything Wed in CaliforniaMary daughter Patricia Mrs. Kathleen John C. born Home Sun a water.

a tube of tooth paste," he as- day. Oct. 3. "A bucket brigade was formed
Ll. and Mrs James Joseph Coyle. a
almost and after
automatically a
Jane Hutchins. daughterof ,
son Michael l Daniel, born Sunday
The Americans found a swim- Lieut. Commander and Mrs. Victor Oct 3.Ensign. fight of several hours the fire was
hole at a little inlet, but Hutchins, the former with In- and Mrs. Richard D. Crombl. finally brought under control. That
they started to in the na- I a son, Richard Douglass, Jr., born Sun
go afternoon
telligence on this Station and Ens. day. Oct 3. we were a good targetfor
I made an awful commotion. Carl Miller A-VN( were married AMM2c and Mrs Vincent R, Jublto. the Japs and they came in
"One of them kept yelling, recently at the home of EnsignMiller's a son. Ronald Stephen, born Sunday. force. I had been down below
fish made ki ki.' We Oct. 3.MOMIc.
paying respects to the officers
brother In Berkeley Calif, my ,
and Mrs. John J. Fry. a
what kl-kl meant but
we it has been announced.Mrs. John Jefferson, Jr., born Monday, and men and was back on the
go In the water. We Miller, a resident of Orlando Oct 4.AMM. bridge when word came to 'repel
out the next day. We and Mrs Thomas R. Bryan a air attack'. A few minutes later
Fla., where her father wasa
daughter Loretta Louise born Mon- t
the Inlet look-
standing by one or more torpedoes struck the
prominent judge before entering day. Oct. 4. ,
Into the clear water when active duty in the U. S. Naval Re- : BMlc and Mrs. Joseph W. Winters, Hornet and she took on a bad list.
couple of big sharks and croc a son born Monday. Oct 4.
Admiral Mason decided to aban
serve in April of 1941, attended
I ARMlc and Mrs. Charles L Williams
went swimming by. We Florida State College for Women li I I a lon Charles Lewis\ Jr., born Mon don ship and later many of the
out that ki-ki U an Aus- '' day. Oct. 4. officers and men were picked
at Tallahassee, and was a member up
slang word for chow. We Attic and Mrs. James R. Finklea a by destroyers," Admiral McFall
of the Tri Delta
sorority. i
then the natives were I' son James Robert Jr., born Tuesday
Ens. Miller attended St. Mary's Oct. 5.AMMle. said.
out for us, and their" College on the West Coast before and Mrs Laurence Edison Admiral Mason was the first
was law from then on. Coleman. a daughter, stephane Barry,
the V-5 Commandant of this Station.
entering Navy program, born Tuesday. Oct. 5.
AI"i"One day the natives came run- 'i and recently finished his opera- S2c and Mrs. Sam H. Gordon a Reviewing the history of
to tell us there was a plane tional training work at the San- daughter Delores Jean born Thursday NAOTC. Admiral McFall assertedit
'," continued Horn. "We ford Naval Air Station He is at Oct.. 7Informal. --ii "has rapidly expanded its ac-
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a thing. present stationed at San Diego, tivities. It is now turning out
i later sure enough, here Calif. Hymn Sing Is thousands of Naval aviators each
of the PBY's. We
I I one sig- Mrs. Hutchins mother of the year-men whom we believe to \xa
I with smoke bombs and the bride, accompanied her to the On Tap Sunday Nights the finest trained pilots In the
made a landing and took West coast for the wedding, and and ready to engage in combat -
i I of us off the island and made the parents of the groom also were ATTENTION, Men WAVES, Officers I, Naval aviation."
I ements for rescue of the present for the occasion. -Everyone! The Chief of NAOT emphasizedthe
of the party." Lieut. Comdr. Hutchins' familyis Come on out to the Protestant great need for an adequate
I As a memento of being a cast- truly "Navy" now. His son, Vic- Chapel Sunday evening at 1845 If number of aircraft carriers and
among cannibals, Horn has tor Herbert Hutchins is an aviation you want to enjoy a good old fashioned -, Naval planes of all types. Admiral
statue of a pig carved primi- cadet at the Olathe Kansas ] Gospel songfest. In this in- McFall paid tribute to America's
I out of native wood. The elimination school, thus making it formal song-service any or all of great production in this war and
gave it to him as a good a father, son, and son-in-law Navy I your f favorite hymns will be sung expressed satisfaction about the
I token."I affair. upon request followed by a brief major role Florida is playing in the
wouldn't part with it for any- ---'= Gospel" message like those "back victory effort.
I under the sun," declares home Capt. Arthur Gavin. Station
"I think I'm pretty lucky. Captain On Radio That great exponent of the or- Commandant, was a guest of hon
back in the states working at Captain Arthur Gavin, Comman- gan, Harold Weiss, will furnish the or at the luncheon meeting, as
I Field where I have music. In charge of the services
an oppor- dant of the Station, and Mayor Al- were Capt. E. W. Litch chief of
to live with wife and each Sunday from now on will
my of Jacksonville will be fea- staff NAOTC: Comdr C. E. Chillingwoith -
weeks old sop I be Chaplains Harry Amtower, Bob
I' daughter. tured Friday night on the "Navy of the NAOTC staff;
Horn also thinks he's lucky that Wings" radio program from 2100 Stamper and_ New_Iverson. Lieut. William A. Stanly; Lieut.
I Rossel Island cannibals didn't ; to 2130 over WJAX. The broad I -- --% & ---- W. F Salmon, aide to Adm. McFall

up to their reputation while cast will commemorate the third I Until you drop bombs Buy and Lieut. (jgl Foy Evans, aide t.. ..
was a star boarder there I IGEETUATS anniversary of the Station. Bonds. I Capt. Gavin. .
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