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U. S. Naval Air Station Vol. 1. No. 46
Florida 5 February, 1944 Naval Air Tech. Tr. Center

\ Air Medal And 2 Trio Receive Awards At InspectionCaptain Allotment Goal Is Short

Unit Citations Only 200 As Fourth Bond

Awarded HereAn 'Campaign Nears A FinishWith

Air Medal, two Presidential r Ep
Unit Citations and a Purple Heart S ti only two days left before the Fourth \Var Loan Drive

were Gavin,awarded by Captain Arthur comes to an end, 200 more new allotments must be made before

Commandant held Saturday* during morning ceremonies at- qjbr r!" the Station will meet its quota, it has been announced

this Station. by the War Bonds office. A total of 1,020: new allotments

The Air :Medal went to Lieut : had been set for the goal in the arnpai n.i .
S (jg) Frank H. Bennett, San Francisco .; Out of the 15 units or departments
Cal., for meritorious achieve- 1, that had not signed up 90.
ment in action against the Jap- n itre i Hear Ye, Sailors! percent of their Naval personnel
anese in the Solomon Islands area i iDon't under the allotment five have
last year. His citation describes c reached the goal with most of the
the action as follows: Leave YourFamilyUnprotected others expected to fall in line before

"When his flight of three Wildcats a. I the drive ends on Saturday.The .
engaged 15 Zeros accompanying five who June subscribedto
15 hostile bombers. the allotment plan are: Marine .
Lieut. (jg) Bennett unhesitatingly I Barracks Commandant's
launched a courageous and deter- Men who are being detached Office, Ordnance and Gunnery,
mined attack, despite over iclm- from the Station for sea duty Assembly and Repair and the
Ing odds. In a long dentition, might do well to take a tip from Yard Office. The :Marine Rar-
burst accurately directed he severely The Flying Jawhawk, NAS, Ola- racks scorn an all-time high in
damaged one of the Zeros M M the, Kansas. their campaign by turning in 96
and subsequently making a dive Before shoving off. every man percent In allotment-
on another, pressed home a wIth- 1"i. should be sure that he has done It seems fairly certain now, according
ering blast of fire until it spun .. the following things for the max- to Station Bond Officers,
away and crashed into the sea .. imum protection of himself and that the Station will meet its quotaby
The Presidential Unit Citations his family: the time the curtain falls on
1. Take out as much insuranceas the Fourth War Loan Drive. Even
were awarded for
service aboard r I
you are able to j though some departments not
the USS Enterprise from December financially carry I may
7. 1941 to November 15 1942 I hit 90 percent, the total for the
during which I 2. Make a will disposing of all whole station is expected to meet
period the
I your property as you desire. the minimum requirement.Also .
was engaged in ten battles it I
and raids I 3. Be sure that someone whom I to show the tremendous
against the Japanese. Arthur Gavin Commandant. pins the USS Enterprise you can trust has power of attorney strides made in Bond sales in the
Recipients were Lieut' David R. Presidential Unit Citation( on Chief Theodore A. Murphy during inspec- to act for you in all legal I'past year, the Bond Office released -
Flynn Skaneateles, N. y. who tion ceremonies. Also waiting to receive awards are t left to right: ), I' matters. the following figures:

flew and Chief with Fighting Theodore Squadron A. Slx'l Lieut. (jg) Frank H. Bennett the Air Medal, and Lieut. David R Flynn, 4. Secure a safe deposit box or I I In January, 1913 total Bond
the Enterprise Unit Citation. other sales of $$123,124.37 record .
Farmmgton, Mo. who safe place to keep all valuable were (()
was -
In the January Just completed,
papers. i
ed to Torpedo Squadron Six.
Lieut Charles E. Van Bibber Clothes In Laundry These are simple things, easy $343,26250 worth of War Bonds
I Raise $818.30 to do and also easily forgotten. were purchased by Station personnel
Greenup Ky., received the
Purple Must Be MarkedYou
Heart for wounds suffered I Neglect of them may mean that an increase of more than $200-
Jap raid on the port of Darwin duringa can save a lot of trouble ( For Polio WarA those you love most will be causedan 000 for the one month period.

Australia, February 19 1942.1: by stencilling your name on all endless amount of annoyanceand
Lieutenant Van Bibber, a PBY pi- your clothing, sailors! The Main total of $818.30 was raised confusion in trying to untangle NATTCEN BOND SALES
lot, was aboard a tender at the Station Laundry will not wash unmarked on this Station for the nation's I your affairs in case you should Two more snip's company departments
time of the attack. I|i clothing and will return fight against infantile paralysis, not return. I at the Naval Air Tech-
All of the combat veterans receiving unwashed all bundles containing according to an announcementfrom ""- nical Training Center and Bar-
awards Saturday morning i j unmarked effects. the Welfare Department. USO Camp Shows will providean racks 1 of the First Navy Regiment -
are now on duty with Naval Air I I I The Laundry will reject all Comdr. Edward. Mahan was entertaining show entitled became eligible in January
Operational Training squadrons bundles containing clothing be- I in c-.aige! : of the campaign hereOf "Whistlin in the Dark" at the for War Bond Honor Pennants.
based at the Jacksonville Naval I longing to anyone other than the this amount $112 was secured Main Station Thursday, 21 Feb- Both TTT and TTD achieved 100
Air Station. person named on the laundry slip. I at the President's Birth- ruary. It will also play at per cent participation, and Ear-

-- -- ---- -- ---- ---- day Ball which was an event of NATTC. Continued On rate Two
I Saturday night 29 January. All'
Pvt. Louie May Speak In other funds were secured either i| Santee
IsA Real
through: direct contributions or | American
from coin boxes placed at stra- ,

Strange Tongue But Men tegic points about the Station. i iI Full-Blooded Sioux IndianThe

Know He Means I Radio School Trains
Business vanishing American is on the warpath again, but he's not
Men For NAT ServiceThe astride his horse and armed with tomahawk or bow and arrow now. .'
The warrior descendants of Crazy Horse, Gerommo, Tecumseh and
Radio School is now training Sitting Bull are fighting for their native United States this time

men for duty with the Naval with machine_! guns, bayonets. flame throwers, tanks and planes.
Air Transport Service as well as one or me! some 'u.uuu AmerIcan -
Indians now enlisted in the I condemning my people."
with and in combat aircraft. Lt.
armed forces of the U. S. A. Is Santee is the son of Mabel Jim-
Comdr. P. W. Moor, OlnC, says Tony S. Santee, a full-blooded nese Santee of Rapid City.
j 1,1w' I that for their first two or three Sioux who is assigned to Assem- I He's a volunteer in the service,

months aboard the men will be bly and Repair department as an I as are most of the Indians now in
aviation metalsmith, second class. the aimed forces The
trained with the regular ARM "vanishing
Santee was born on the Crow- I'
cI Americans"ho dominated the
classes, but that for the last six: creek Indian reservation Rapid
.# -I country BC (before Columbus),
or eight weeks of the course they City, S. D. He lived with the I now number about 400,000 and
are expected to receive special I tribe until he was 10 years old. their World War II record atteststo
training. then attended public schools and their traditional fervor in bat.
later entered the University of ,
Commercial procedure and tle. They range from a major general :
Kansas on an athletic scholaiship. I I
Clarence Tinker who led his
watch-standing, troubleshootand g I "I played- basketball and participated forces at Midway and was killed
minor maintenance, will prob- In track," the lithe, to Pvt. Joe Longknife, who killed
ably be stressed in this special instruction sl -fot Siou\ says tersely.- lie i 10 Japs with 16 shots and saved
N plus the gear set-ups on majored In commercial !studies' his platoon from possible ambush.
the four-motored, transport jobs. but Tony Is taciturn and is
The transport graduates are ex- reluctant to discuss Indian af I' General Douglas MacArthur, ina
pected to be eligible for a special fairs. message delivered last November
ARMR) rate. "I've been asked too many silly I said of the American Indian
questions" Santee asserts. fighter:
Santee, now 28, was a welder "As a warrior, his fame is world
F 3r e, ,' e i, To Discuss ProblemsAt before he enlisted in the Navy wide. Many successful methods of
in September, 1942 and he plansto modern warfare are based on whathe
Confab On MondayIn resume his trade after the war evolved many centuries ago.
is won. His tactics so brilliantly utilizedby
answer to the plea of the
Civilian Defense The black-haired Bluejacket is our first great commander,
Volunteer Office
proud of being a Westerner. "I George Washington, again apply
i for Navy wives to give: their in basic to the
services in the War Housing and get tired of silly fellows arguing principle vast Jun
about the North and the South," gle-covered reaches of the present
room registration, nursery schools, "
he "I'm Westerner.
clerical and stenographic work says. a
LAM: STl E: LOUIE all USO clubs, the blood bank, vic- Asked what the Sioux: Indiansare -
By David Zenoffnd tory exchange, Duval County hospital famous for, Santee relaxes a
It. stint and canteen of the American little and, grinning almost sheep- Californian Honor
When Private Lam Stue Louie joined the Marine Corps, Red Cross, a meeting of the Navy ishly, replies "for their hostili-
one of the problems confronting was how to understandthe Wives' Committee with Mrs. John ties, I guess." Grad At NATTCenterHonor

cadence and commands of the drill instructor. In a very Raby as chairman will be held at I Prodded about his Indian ancestry men in R12 this week's
1400 Monday in the Sunday Schoolroom I Santee curtly dismisses the graduating class of the Radio
short time the problem of the drill instructors at the Ma-
on this Station. subject, remarking: I School at the Naval Air Technical
rine San Diego boot camn was how to understand Lam Stue Other members of the Committee "Sure, I am proud of my Indian Training Center, are Marino
Lou le. on Organization are: Mrs. stock, like anybody rise Is Corporal Grant G. Roediger, of
Private Louie Is a Squadron Five Technical Training Center. He is Samuel French Mrs. Donald De- of his own race I wouldn't I Fair Oaks, Calif., with an average
radio student in the Marine Aviation I I a 19-year-old Chinese boy, born In Hart, Mrs. Russell Perry and Mrs. get on too soap box about It, of 91503' and Seymour Jacobs,
Detachment at the Naval Air Continued Oa fags Three Ray Davis. but I wouldn't stand for anyone ARMSc: with 92.449.


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Pago Two JAX AIR NEWS 3 February, 1944

Protect Invasion When Would Ex-Auto Mechanic

Plans! Save Ships You Salute? Won DEC In Air .,

By Zipping LipsZip Action At Midway"When

January issue of the Information '
it 0 interest- 'I
Bulletin contained some
your lip, Navy men, and pertaining to the. we took out sixteen
save a ship. ing questions in first
The Jax Air I planes our flight off the
Byron Price, U. S. director of matter of saluting. Yorktown and brought them all
the 20 I
News has 10 of questions
censorship, has called upon all run back, the boys sort of
Page Mr. Ripley! Strange Story Of Americans, civilian and service, to and answers. Five more fol their eyes," so says William opened E.

resist "all temptation to tell the low. Gallagher, radio "electrician
Early Days At Pensacola Is Cited world how" much you know about QUESTIONS Material Officer of the Radio now

the war. 1. Are reserve officers not on School at NA TTC, Jacksonville.!

As Truth By Those Witnessing ActBy time The enemy wants to know the active duty (and not in uniform) : Mr. Gallagher. who hails from
and place of the forthcoming
entitled to a salute? Los Angeles, enlisted in Uncle's
Tom Quinn invasion of Europe and "is rallying 2. Does a senior officer ever I Navy in May 1935, having beena
what remains of the vast Nazi net- officer first? general automotive mechanic in
Won DFCUr salute junior
(The story of "Russian Bill" as work of espionage, constructed so
the civilian life and
3. If you met an officer in to San
told to Tom Quinn by W. E. King.) stealthily over the years, for one
Public Health Service, would you Diego for boot and class "A"
Turning back the pages to yesteryear more desperate counter stroke" communications
salute him? Since
recalls to the
me Price declared.
salute officers in the that time the 31-year old
4. Do you wearerof
World War I in 1914
August "If you hear or suspect that secret
Service the Distinguished Flying Cross
At the outbreak of the war tboie in
war experiments are prog-
5. What kinds of salute can you has really "been around" and now
number of Austrian best it he continued."If I
quite a ress
were forget ,
: name? has 1553: : flying hours to his credit.
and German steamers 'nterned in discover what
you regimentsor
In April 1942, Warrant Officer
the harbor at Pensacola. have ANSWERS
ships gone overseas, or
Gallagher embarked the .
on USS
Now the Austrian steamer "Ru- x are about to go, then it Is time 1. No. with
Enterprise a
dolph Blomberg" figures In this to guard your tongue. If you 2. Yes, if the junior is receivinga to Bombing the Hornet Squadron -
narrative. There is located at have means of calculating about decoration.

Pensacola two of the largest red the time or place of attack, why 3. No. the now historical Tokyo raid In
June of the same the
year Squadron
fishing! companies in the not put conclusions in
snapper your away Officially no, but yes by went to the Yorktown and
U. S.-T. E. Welles and the Warren your mind for future reference? I under circum- saw
courtesy proper of action at
plenty and
Fish Co., which figure In this "Even if you suspect that spies i stances. Midway
again in the initial attack on
story. may already know some detail 5.' A few are: Hand; rifle (order Guadalcanal when his
The Warren Co., maintained a known to you, why take a chance? shoulder squadronwas
arms) ; rifle (right) aboard the Saratoga. There
fleet of smacks. One in p'ut'oCu- Surely there are harmless
Russian. I many arms) ; rifle (present arms); pistol was further work for the squadron -
lar was captained by a topics of conversation available to "
Now the Russians and Austrians all of you; what can you possibly salute; yes right. right up to December of '42tollo'ed

loved one another very dearly, like gain by talking about the dan- by duty for Radio Electrician

h---. Ur gerous things? And more important I Gallagher at various South

Anyway everytlme this smack still, how could such talk Four Promotions Pacific bases until August 1943
back in it would when he was detached and returned
went out or came possibly help our fighting men
sail by this Austrian steamer and I when they storm the fire-swept to the good old USA.It .

Captain Bill, the only name he was beach, with your fortunes, as wellas Announced From was for his fine performance

known by would proceed to cuss For his fine performance in the theirs, strapped upon their of duty in the Battle of Midway

out the crew aboard the Blomberg.One battle of Midway Warrant Officer backs T"Your that Gallagher received the DFC

day as the smack sailed on William E. Gallagher, Material Of- government asks every Training CenterCecil In this action his squadron was

down the bay as far as the Navy ficer of the Radio School at American citizen to give prayerful credited with the sinking of one

Yard Russian Bill decided he NATTCenter received the Distinguished thought to these matters in A. Turnham, of Memphis, carrier, one cruiser, and the dam

wanted to go back and cuss the Flying Cross. the fateful days ahead, and to do warrant gunner in charge of the aging of several other ships. Gal-

crew some more, lowered a dory 'his or her full duty'," advanced gunnery range at the lagher came out of the "chow

overboard, went to get in missedhis '-I Ordnance School at the Naval Air with nary a scratch due, as he

footing and overboard he went Enlisted Unit Of Technical Training Center, has states it, "to the perfect flying

All that ever came up was blood. I been promoted to chief gunner, and ability of Lt. Comdr. Leslie" who

Two or three days afterward the Yard Dept. three chiefs at the Bombsight was his pilot

crew of the Rudolph Blombergwere Red Cross Doing School have made warrant gunner. Full of praise for Lt. Comdr.

fishing for sharks. They / They are Fred V. Ritchie, of HighPoint Leslie, Gallagher said when interviewed -

caught two big ones cut them NewsAthletic N. C.; Merle H. West, of "We had to make a
Excellent Work
open, and lo and behold there was Fort Madison, Iowa, and WilliamM. forced landing alongside a cruiser

Russian Bill inside, identified by interest of the Yard Department Gross, of Gillespie, Iowa after the Yorktown was hit, because -

the shoes he had on his feet Six new volunteers have brought for the next eight to 10 Mr. Turnham has been in the we were out of gas, and Lt.
of the
Just this morning some added enthusiasm days will be Comdr. Leslie made one of those
oldtimers mentioned his name. and interest to centered on the intra- Navy 21 years, and was on a cruiser -
the Naval Air Station Enlisted Station basketball playoffs. Sea- in the Pacific when war broke 'impossible landings' with an
Now this is true story which can
a SBD. When asked how he
man and Docks and out. Later he
Ferries stationed
was at the
be verified. It's no fish story. Unit of the Red Cross this past both Yard Department teams, Fljis. He was promoted from was in the water he said "Itwasn't

week. opened the playoffs in chief to warrant over three minutes I think,
Monday a gunner when he
"Maggie, I the see Pacific your husband Coast Is is Meeting on Thursdays, all day, game which saw the latter soundly returned to the States last sum- because the crew of the cruiser
home from in the Red Cross building on Al- trounce the Guard "Blue Devils" was really alert and on the ball

said to Maggie Norman" of Shop bermarle street of the Station, the The "Blue Devils" spurted to a mer.Gunner Ritchie started and got to us right away."
he's back said Mag- studying
20. "Yep, is forging ahead in quick 6-0 lead in the The Battle of the
Midway was
"Are glad?" I asked. group making first quarter, bombsights at Diego in 1929, four
gie. you surgical dressings. but Hambrick, cool, deadly I first action that Gallagher's squad
"'Yt'ssaid Maggie, "I'm kind of eyed years after he first enlisted in the
point maker for the "Buccaneers I ron had taken part in, and accord
glad to have him back. They are New-comers are Mrs. J. C. Navy. He has been aboard for
handy to have around the Sachs, Mrs. L. E. Feisner, Mrs. rallied his forces, and with valu- 14 months, having been in the ing to him the Yorktown's crew

house pretty building fires, getting the Archie A. Anderson, :Mrs. G. N. able aid from his teammates Rob- Canal Zone when the war began. was a little "skeptical" at first,

car started and things like that. Bunnan, Mrs. John G. Hogan, and berts!, Holland and Kaufman, began Mr. West, another 18-year man in but after that first sixteen-plane

Believe it or not! I overheardthis Mrs. G. I. Allen. sinking shots with monotonous the Navy, has worked with bomb- flight with no losses they changed i

in a certain A and R office: Charter members of this three- regularity.The sights for seven years. He was on their tune and everything was :

"Young lady, there are no cliques months-old project are Mrs. A. F. "Blue Devils" fought back duty with the Atlantic fleet when OK.Radio ,
Schilz Mrs. courageously, but could not stand the war started and for six Electrician Gallagher also I
here. You don't have to wiggle L. B. McNear, Mrs. the months
your ears at anyone and you don't George Hawkins, and Mrs. F. M. brick blistering and his pace set by" Ham- thereafter. Gunner Gross, who has assisted in locating a TBD which

have to have an uncle that knows Travis. They have all won silver "Buccaneers. Final been with bombsights for nearly was forced down in a return flight

someone in order to get ahead stars for 25 hours of loyal ser- score eers", "Blue Devils" 25, "Buccan- nine years, arrived aboard a few to the Yorktown following an attack .
here. Leading scorers were months ago after six months of its pilot Chief AP Wilhelm

"This is a good old Americanjob vice.Those on the Hambrick and Hampton of the action in the South Pacific.Messrs. ; Esders (now Lt Esders), had made
committee are
I with 17 and 9 points respectively Ritchie West on a Jap carrier force. In addi-
for Uncle Sam-you're on and Gross
your Mrs. R. S. Pugh, chairman of rec-
and Wilson and
your own and you will get aheadon ords; Mrs Allen B. Meek, in the "Blue Devils" with 6 are all bombsight instructors. tion to the Distinguished Flying
pointseach. fc-r Cross he wears the American
:your own abilities. They are charge of supplies; Mrs. A. F. -

all nice girls here you'll like Schilz, who is head instructor.Mrs. The "Buccaneers" win stamped Allotment Goal Is Pacific Defense ribbon and the Asiatic-
working Theatre ribbon with four
them and you'll enjoy Pugh and Mrs. E. F. Mas- them as definite co-favorites with stars.At .

with them. We can use you and" sengill have been recommended for VF-5, A & R, and Hospital to win Short Only 200 As
. would like to have :you with us. instructors and the station
are reporting to championship. The
I Duval County Red Cross headquarters "Blue Devils," although down, are Campaign Nears End
There was a for further training. not out, and will be heard from in Csti..ed From Face One

"Pop" Coleman. electrician instructor I Although the Unit has been a decisive manner in future games. racks 1 hit 91 per cent.
in Shop 2 looked up and saw
his suitcase sailing through the able to maintain a fine standardof The pennants presented by
work and fulfill their Captain Joseph B. Lynch, the com-
air down the aisle toward the end monthly Russians Discover St. Vincent's Hospital. Jackson
of the railroad coach in which he quota, they need more volunteersand manding officer, to units in which tilde:

was riding. In a flash he felt himself urge all Service Wives interested New Wound Serum 90 per cent or more of the person- P\t. and Mn. Elmor A. Hartley, a
through the air after i to meet with them on Thurs- nel have made war bond allot- ion. born Friday. Jan. 21.
sailing 'day MOSCOW (CNS-Prof. Alex- ments. Pennant winners at NATT Sgt. and Mrs. Julian White, a son,
the suitcase, several women were ander A. Bogimoletz, president of Center now total 19. Julian P., Jr. born Friday Jan. 21.

piled on top of him, and in the -Vat the Ukrainian Academy of Sci- The last check showed NATT Lt. and Mrs. Robert L. Stamper, *

darkness men were trying to get ences, has discovered a remarkableserum Center whole IOn Robert Lansing;, Jr., born Saturday -
as a had
the injured out of the Former C. E. Members a 73.7 par- Jan. 22.
for the treatment of war Injuries ticipation Lt.
(jg) Kenneth
overturned coaches.It Ensign and Mrs. Harry N. Dunkl .
May Attend it was disclosed here. Wilson, the war bond officer, re a daughter, born Saturday, Jan. 22.
was a harrowing experiencefor Prof. Boglmoletz said that the ports. Its goal in the Fourth War AM3s and Mrs. Charlie Curl a son,

"Pop" and we are glad to see service and serum, which is obtained by repeated Loan campaign is 90 cent for Paul Lucas born Saturday. Jan. 22.
men women who per
work Due to
him back at again. I former Injection into horses of the the entire center. Ship's BM2c and Mrs. Jesse M. Smith, a
the train wreck he was unable to are members of Christian cell elements of the spleen and has taken the lead toward company son, Jimmy Michael. born Saturday,
attend the funeral of his mother, I Endeavor groups in their hometowns achIev- Jan. 22.Ensign.
bone marrow taken from human
held in Ridgeway, S. C. His mother are invited to attend the ing this goal with 12 departmentsnow and Mrs. William Mahoney. a
month. annual fellowship supper of the corpses, has been tried on thou- flying the pennant nine of daughter Patricia Jean, born Monday,
been 97 this
would have
sands of patients and has hastenedthe them being 100 Jan. 24.StAff.
Jacksonville Christian Endeavor per The First
the flow-
Although he did not see healing of wounds and the Sgt and Mrs. James R. Helm
Navy Regiment of radio
ers, "Pop" said his family told Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:15: p. m., at knitting of fractures. It also is students a son. James Robert' Jr., born Monday
may leading student
the Congregational Church, 236 among groups Jan. 24.
him the ones sent by Shop were be useful in the
beautiful and he wants to thank all W. Church St. A nominal fee will preventing recur- with four of its barracks 90 per Lt. and Mrs. Da\ld Zenoff, a daughter
be charged. rence of cancer that has been removed cent signed up. Harriett, born Monday Jan. 24.
for their thoughtfulness and sympathy -
he said. -.":j.( L Lt. and Mrs. Alexander Roth a son,
Peter Allen, born Tuesday. Jan. 25.
sons are on the front lines throughout Lt
Commercial Bulletin' and Mrs. Hubert Morrison a
Mrs. Ruby Harper of Shop 20 the world Navy Radio Programs daughter, Mary Jane, born
was thrilled recently by the visit FOR SALK Jan. 25. Tuelid.

of her son, James. EM3c, who "We were on our way back to Thursday-"Lucky Bag" 1941 Hudson Sedan. Fi\e tires In good Apprentice Seaman and Mr
condition. Also Nicholson,
radio heater and seat a son, Robert Phillip, born
came back from sea duty. Harper the car and we had quit hunting WMnn-030-20 S ewers. Excellent' : mechanical condition Wednesday, Jan. 20.

enlteted at Lakeland, Fla., Dec. when the dogs jumped a deer," Call Lieut jg) Francis C, Murph/, Ensign and Mrs. Alfred J. Peters, a

1942, had boot training at Bainbridge said Sanford S. Christopher, metal- Friday-Navy Wing Extension 8824.FOR son, Michael Roy born Thursday

Md.. and Newport, R. I. smith in Shop 21. "This time I W.lAX1002J30TUMilay'lngH SALE Jan. 27.Captain.
of mothers shot at it had 5 room bungalow anti garage with elec and Mrs. John Henderson: a
Mrs. Harper Js one many as I shot at others tric water heater and oil central heater' ; daughter, Kristin Louise, born Thursday -
In the Navy civilian personnelwho but this deer got in the way of Over Amer KHA payments SZ2.U2: monthly; $915 Jan. 27.

are carrying on the produc- my bullets and I had bagged my ica"_WJIIF- 00-%130. down payment; 1213 Stlmwm St., just AM2c and Mrs. William Dye a
off Plymouth, between Cassett and daughter, Helen' Arnctt, born Thursday
tion battle at home while their first 'ration free' mess of venison. Murray Drive, Jan. 27

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3 February, 1944
l .

t' Wins Purple Heart ww I Valentine Day New FurnishingsFor

Valentine Day Is just around
I. the corner. "Rec"Rooms
"'rlencls'and relatives of Na
; val personnel serving beyond the
we spy w continental limits have been reminded At MATTCenter

by the Navy Department -
that they must mall Val-
Furnishing of the
greetings Immediately
Recreation Rooms at the Naval
to Insure their arrival in the
Air Technical Training Center
theatres was
many operation by
11 February. practically completed this week
By Edith Brinkworth, Y3e Service personnel use with the delivery to each room
: The WAVES may of six library tables, each 36
are being fitted free mailing privileges in send by
Into new and interesting billets ing Valentine cards. 90 inches, built by the carpenter
each day. Probably the newest ones shop. The only furniture which
that of seamen escort duty to has not yet.arrived is three card
which six WAVE seaman were as- tables for each room which were
signed about two weeks ago. They i Hobby ordered early in November froma
act as escorts and guide official commercial source.
visitors to various parts,of the sta- a Meanwhile Lt. Comdr. Walter L.
tion. These girls received no spe- R Snarl and his men have built not
>31M cial training for this duty but were 49ti only the library tables but also
sent out on direct assignment from ten easy lawn chairs and two set-
boot camp at Hunter College. tees for each room. The tables
More WAVES are needed to attend are sturdy and attractively fin
the dancing classes! Over 100 ished in walnut. The chairs and
sailors and marines and only 20 settees have a natural finish, with
WAVES attended the beginners' red and green leatherette cush-

classes which are presented each : ions.All
ar Tuesday night at the WAVES rec- of the rooms are now open
reation hall. Edythe Dilg, PR3c, and the process of decorating
teaches the three classes which them has begun. Lt. Alfred K.
begin at 1900, 2000 and 2100. Mills, Jr., who is in charge of the
WAVES who know how to dance room in Bks. 51 in the Fourth
are asked to assist with the teach- Regiment, has turned mural painter -
ing. Ens. Anna Van Westrenen, who and is brightening up his room
has been assisting, reports the results with six-foot cartoon cut-outs. A
of the few classes of Instruc- number of the rooms have also
, tion are really amazing. been enlivened with large photo
Spanish classes will be held on murals of scenes taken aboard

Lt. (jg) Charles VanBibber receives the Purple Heart from Captain Monday at 2030 for enlisted personnel carriers and with Varga, Pettey
and 1930 for officers. and Hurrefl girls.
Arthur Gavin
commandant, at inspection ceremonies
Saturday morning The Parachute Loft with ZaraMisenheimer Sam DeCessare, SpT)2c( who -- *

PR3c, as the cap teaches electrical wiring in the
Crommelin Brothers Called'Indestructibles' thin, Is' leading the WAVE bowlIng Radio School at the Naval Air Pvt. Louie Speaks

league with the "A" teamof Technical Training Center, devotes In Strange TongueBut
A & R In second place. Helen much of hs spare time to bas-
By TimeThe Adams AMMSc, is captain of relief work in copper. This is his I I. Is Understood
the A & R team.A conception of a boot. CoatiBocd Fr_m race On
large number of WAVES at- He is planning a one-man showIn Silver City, New Mexico, who preferred
Navy has a brother act that tended the dance at Mainside Sat- Jacksonville and expects to exhibit the Marines to any other
is gaining national recognition as urday night and it is hoped that samples of his art in thee branch of service, not only because -
one of Uncle Sam's fightlngest Six Canines GetCommendation more will take advantage of th Four-Arts Show In Palm Beach they are the fighting best

families.It's opportunity to go to the Station this month. DeCessare learned he says, but also because he's grvt;
the Crommelin quintet, all As dances each week. copper sculpture from his father a heap of fighting to do and he
Naval Academy graduates and I Nine games have been played to and has worked in the medium wants to do it in the South Pacific
battle veterans of World War II. ''I date in the WAVES basketball since babyhood.He where the countrymen of his parents -
Labelled the "indestructibles" bya Two are WoundedCanines league with teams front Synthetic has a B. S. in education from have been doing a fine job.
recent edition of Time Maga- I Unit and the "1" team from A & R, New York University and in civil Louie is one of two boys in a
zine, the Crommelin boys of We- are playing a prominentpart tied for the lead as they have not t life was a vocational instructor in family of eight. He attended Chi-
tumpka Ala., range in age from in this war, even as they did i lost a game. Five games are played industrial art in New York City. nese school in California at night,
41 to 25 and In rank, USN, from in World War I, and six of them, : each week among the 10 teams on He also did some settlement workin after attending American schools
I captain to lieutenant. four Doberman Pinschers, a Belgian the mat court on the corner of arts and crafts. His wife, the during the day. It is no longer an
Lieutenants Richard and Shepherd, and a German Yorktown and Mustin. The games former Ruth Koenigsberg, is botha unusual sight to see Squadron Five
Quentin, the youngest membersof Shepherd were in the landing par- I are played on Mondays and Tuesdays sculptor and a pianist. She marching back from classes with
the clan of Crommelin, are ty at Empress Augusta Bay, according beginning at 1730. formerly assisted Mme. Stokowskl Private Louie counting cadence

stationed here. Richard Is a to a recent Navy Depart- I Ens. Verla M. Hill is In chargeof (Olga Samaroff)). ip Chinese.
Fighter Type Training Officer ment announcement. All were DeCessare has been on the sta
the basketball teams and is assisted It Ls no joke, either, because the
on the staff of Hear Adm. Andrew commended for outstanding per- by the WAVES physics I tion since May. 1942, coming herefirst first time the rest of the boys
CIt'f.all, chief of NAOT, formance of duty against the training department.The as a civilian instructor. He doped off on Louie[ he proceededto
and Quentin Is a fighter Instru- enemy, and two of them were enlisted in October, 1942. read them off in Chinese in a
tor. wounded In action. teams and captains are: -V BJ ,

In order of age and rank, the Jack, a messenger dog, was shotin AR"1"Susie Ah. Dolly is Hatch: A&R"2", Buy, Buy War Bonds manner seregant that to shame.would The put squadrongot any top
brothers the back, but carried vital ; Phyllis
are: a Hammond Or the idea for they do not dope
Capt. John G. Cromraelin, 41, message to headquarters. Caesar, I Plummer ; Synthetic, Mary Bye, Bye Freedom off on Louie any more.
a former air and executive officer of I another messenger dog, was ; Dispensary, Mary Louie, one of the most popular
the Enterprise and veteran of virtually -I' wounded and was returned to the Parachute Marlatt Supply, Ellen McRae; of snow? lads in his outfit turned their:
all great Pacific engagements regimental command post on a Zara MLsenheimer 9. good natured ribbing to advantageone
I Yard American forces landed be
stretcher. ; Department, Jane
with Japanese air and He attacked a Jap who
sea Hammond Naomi hind the Nazi lines in the Rome day by announcing the opening -
Aerology, McCracken
J forces. Annapolis graduate of 1923. was sneaking up on a foxhole, ; battlezone. Here's a list of cities of his own hand laundry serve -
; Comdr. Henry C. Crommelin, 39, forcing him to flee, but not be- ; Miller VF, Jo Bearse andPrfecilla but one of them is not in th ice. Today he has a thriving trade.
I commanded a destroyer in the fore Caesar had been shot twice. WAVES He does the laundry
Unit, Betty Matava.QUESTIONS. Rome area: Velletri, Cassino Calais up personal
North Atlantic and participated in The other four dogs performedin Nettuno and Llttorla. Whichone of his classmates and naturally
the U. S. landing at Casablanca, commendable fashion in "smell- is out of place? has his own OPA prices.
opening the North African cam- ing out" enemy troops, particularly 10. Fill in the blanks In these The Marine Aviation Detachmentis
paign. Annapolis, '25. snipers. One Doberman frequently statements: Stalingrad is a city on under the command of Lt.-Col.
Comdr. Charles L Crommelin, alerted his handler toward the William T. Evans.
- - River. The Tai-
34, airman, Annapolis, '31. He was a tree near a company command rd mud is the body of - -law. -
commanding officer of a fighter post. When daylight came Jack's Harold L. Ickes of the President's Young Inventor
squadron, and participated in the handler pointed to tree and an cabinet is of ,
Secretary -- --- Revolving turrets were inverted
U. S. Naval forces raid automatic rifleman opened fire. A
on Marcus .
Roqueford, a city in -- -- -- 20! years before the War Between
Island Jap sniper tumbled out of the
tree. is famous for its cheese. Get three the States by a 19-year-old New
Lt. Richard Crommelin, 27, An- : out of four.ANSWERS. Yorker, T. R. Timby. Today theN
napolis, '38. Fighter plane veteran ( ARE PRINTED 0 turret is used on aircraft, tanks
of the Marshall and Gilbert Islands It's A WhopperThe PAGE 8.) and surface vessels. '

Salamaua and Lae, the Bat- USS- -.. Missouri- has been .
tles of the Coral Sea and Midway launcnea. its a modern monster
Island holder of two Navy crosses. of the sea a 45.000 ton battleship, Have You Two Nickels For A Dime??
sister ship of the USS Iowa and
Quentin Crommelin
25, Is
1 young in years but is old in battle the USS New Jersey. The Navy's 1. Germany and Japan are
newest battlewagon, under con- known as the "Axis" countries.
experience as the result of two
years as a ship's officer on the struction since 6 January, 1941, is How many nations signed the
equipped with all the latest declaration of United Nations
Saratoga. He was in on the Guadalcanal wea- : 13,
tiff. pons and devices. The $100,000,000 23, 33, 43 or 53?

battleship, despite her great size, 2. Minnesota, Georgia, Prince-
The Crommelin brothers, who is expected to make more than 40 ton and California football teamsare rt .
hold ribbons and citations from land miles per hour. all nicknamed after animals.
every theatre of war, have not What animals? Get three out of
been together since Christmas in be shot up-but the Crommelin four.

1931. The Naval Hospital at brothers, like a rubber ball, always -I 3. True or false? The Congressional
Bethesdan, Md., knows them well. come bouncing back for Medal of Honor ribbon is
One or another always seems to more. I a blue field with white stars.

4. The chief prize for the Allies
on the Island of New Britain is:

5. There are two good reasons
has long been said that the Navy has a way with women, and why an amateur sailor should
It hat lived up to Its reputation at least as far as uniforms for Its not plan to circumnavigate the

women members go. globe at the equator, steering by
The WAVES are the best dressed women In the armed forces, according the North Star. Name one.
to the requite of a nation-wide poll by George Gallup, director 6. The U. S. Navy limits the
of the American Institute of Public Opinion. I width of warships. Why?

The public was asked this question: "Which uniform worn by 7. You can always tell a General
women In the armed services do you like best-the WAGS, WAVES, in the U. S. Army when you
SPARS, Marines' ?"
> see him by: ,
nH M
S. Popularity of the WAVES uniform I U attested to by the fact a. The red stripe on his trousers.b. .
that 49 per cent of the people preferred the WAVES or SPARS, The ribbons on his chest.
both uniforms being nearly identical. Twenty per cent preferredthe c. The G on his sleeve.d. .
Marines' and ouly 15 cent the WACS khaki. Ten
per per cent The five stars on his collar.
were undecided.The e. The four stars on his shoulder II I
women voted In favor of the WAVES' more decisively! than did straps. I

tho men. Fifty coven per cent of the women liked the WAVES uniforms S. What Is the color of grass
best, compared to 40 per cent of the men. when it is covered with a mantle




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The JAX AIR NEWS la published weekly at the U. S. -.. ry
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Relations Office at no expense to the government Copiesare
distributed tree of charge to enlisted' and other Naval l e a 1 I By Comdr. R. R. i Marken, (ChC), USN
Personnel at the Naval Air Station, the Naval Air Tech
nical Training Center' the Headquarters tl raN Alt The Religious Strength of
Operational Training. Command Naval Air Sta a2'r
stun Green Cove Sprln Rs. Naval Auxiliary Air Station
Cecil Field. Naval Air Gunners' SCh OI. the U. S. Nava t \ 1 George Washington .

Hospital, and Naval Auxiliary Air Facilities Mayport. \\' hington's character was one of his supreme

USN .. / cc T T1 gifts to his day and to all time. One can but do
Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFall.
and seek to
reverent gratitude discover
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training homage in
more and more the secret of his achievement, abid-

Captain Arthur Gavin USN. ing influence, and ever Increasing honor. "

Commandant. An amazing silence about himself and his ?
Jacksonville Naval thoughts was a characteristic of our nation's great

Captain Joseph B. Lynch. A-VG), USNR., est benefactor. His adopted daughter, who lived 1
Commanding Officer twenty years in his home wrote: "He was a silent, "
Naval Air Technical Training Center ;=- \ Iii thoughtful man. He spoke little generally; never of

I himself. I have never heard him relate a singleact
Captain John J. O'Malley (MC), USN y (tis "
Commanding I ? ; of his life during the war. Another quotationfrom
b iiCemmander
I U. fe. Naval / this adopted daughter: "I have sometimes

Edward E. Dolecek USN, ( ll made him laugh most heartily from sympathy with
Commanding Officer \Irt' my Joyous and extravagant' :: spirits." Bishop Wil-
Naval Air Gunners' School a l liam White, of Pennsylvania, had this to say of him: &

Commander William 11. Ashford Jr.. USN "Although I was often In company with this great "19
Commanding Officer man and had the honor of dining often at his table,
Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Green Cove Springs ,At ease- -at easeI said, who wants a BOND allotment not Blond I knew of no man who so carefully guarded against

Commander Samuel G. Mitchell., allotment!! speaking of himself or of his acts or of anythingthat

Commanding Officer pertained to him."
Naval Auxiliary Air Station Cecil Field Washington had the advantage of religious mind !

Lieut. Col. Chester L. Gavvne. USMC (Ret), Bible Not Bullet ProofBy ed parents and grandparents, his mother being an
Commanding Officer especially profound Influence as also was the ex- .,

Marine Barracks ample and the character of his wife. .,\

Lieut. Col. William T. Evans. USMC (Ret), Lieut. R. T. Weston The Bible, therefore, naturally was known, used .'hand
Commanding Officer Senior Chaplain, NATTCA Read Good honored by him from his earlier to his latest "

Marine Aviation DetachmentThe recent article in Any years. His own family, and also his military family, .7, 4
a religious left record of coming on him unexpectedly, In private /
JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service made deal of b
: magazine a great a .
]. of credited matter prohibited Books Lately? devotion, and finding him on his knees with c. <
about Bible which saveda
without permission CNS. War Department, 205 E. story a an open Bible, on different occasions. There is 1' '

42nd St.. N. Y. C. man's life by taking the full .... ... .. .,..-' frequent reference to his spending Sunday after- 4;.
force of a bullet which hit him. r '
noon or evening with Mrs. Washington reading the :
If that's what fellow carriesa
WelcomeThe a Bible or a sermon. That he held the Bible an important ,
Bible for Sears Roe- '
me a
equipment for the is indicated by his :
NE\VS Mains ide weekly buck It lots I young
JAX AIR catalog. has more pictures ordering from London specially bound Bibles for f<,

publication for the past several months, un- and if :you are carrying a his adopted son and daughter when they were eight ;

.dergoes a merger this week which it is be- buck lot of would paper as armor, of Sears Roe- : and six years of age, and his taking the pain to "'

lieved will prove beneficial to all concerned.The atomy. There cover was more nothing your miraculous an- specify in the order that their names should" be "in ,;'h
gilt letters on the inside of the cover. aIn
Naval Air Technical Training Center about the incident; it would J
his will, his thought of the Bible uai indicatedby
have happened just the same if it ,
scale than
comes into the paper on a larger passing on the/ copy he used, now in the Library
had been a dictionary
heretofore, dropping their bi-weekly publication The Bible can do a lot for a of Congress, to one of his heirs, and also bequeathing .

in favor of weekly representation in man who knows how to use it, but a handsome/ three volume Bible to another of
whohe tcould honor. That he in
: was given prayer,
this sort of story tends to make it
the Station newspaper.
especially in a time of stress, is testified by many.
ridiculous. I used to know people
This move should prove most beneficial to At an early age he wrote prayers for the morningand
who kept a of the Bible in
NATTC in that enlisted personnel and offic- I the living room copy where the minister I I.: evening of the days of the week. In private and '
Under Cover, by Roy Carlson,
ers will be enabled to obtain their news whileit might see it if he called. I never I Iisn't in public life by example and exhortation he re- :
the only book in the NATT vealcd a beliein and uicouraged the use of .
is "hot off the griddle; whereas, under noticed that it showed signs of I
God Cen Library, the librarian wants was also his practice in official as well as prh"atalile
this much use. I suspect that if
the bi-weekly plan formerly existence were going to interfere miracu- I the personnel to know. She offersa to have grace at meals, asking the blessing' himself -
sometimes impossible.At when no minister was present As Commander-
was with the of bullet
lously course a list of books substitute
new as
the same time it is believed that a firmer he might detour it around a Bible 'in-Chief, he called on the Army to observe the day
reading for the 29 who have reserved and
of fasting prayer.
relationship will be established betweenthe being carried as armor or like arabbit's
foot. this book about the Nazisin For eight long years he led a conflict against an

men on Mainside and those in NATTC. The use of the Bible is America and the many others Army and Navy superior in equipment training and

Under the setup arrangements have been as a' source proper of inspiration and discouraged by the long list from numbers, at the head of a force illy equipped, irre-

made for an adequate number of pages to be guidance, and it is good literature, making reservations. gularly supported, and peculiarly weakened by short
term enlistments. addition he contend
In to
Incidentally, the library now has ,
and too. You can't It and stick a
NATTC personnel, open
among with and civilians who to
four copies of Under Cover and as military were seeking
finger in and find help, except bya I
NATTCenter news copy, cartoons and photo- rare chance. I remember a woman it is not renewable, all those who undermine his authority and position, and traitors

graphs are furnished by the staff under that who did that, when she hada have reserved it should get a ready to sacrifice him or his country to their ad

command.The headache, and what she found chance at it soon. Meanwhile, she vantage. How great must have been his faith in
suggests Falange, by Allan Chase God and his confidence in the ultimate triumph of
AIR NEWS welcomes the new- was "if thine eye offend thee ;
JAX I the right "under God" to his words.
See What I Mean' by Lewis use own
pluck it out. She lives in a nice I
comer to their paper, and hopes that the big house along with Napoleon I Browne and The Spy In America, Major General Henry Lee in delivering the funeral -

move will be mutually profitable to all con- Julius Caesar, and other people by George S. Bryan. oration before Congress, said, "First in war,
first In and first in the hearts of his }
cerned. who aren't safe to let loose. New on the library's shelves are: peace countrymen '
he was second to in humble and .
Fiction: none the endearing -
You have to know the Bible to
"=- find help in it. It needs to be read ALSO THE HILLS, by Frances Park- scene of private life. Pious, Just, humane, i
inson Keyes
Don't Get Too Much and read. The man who does this The war wakes up a New Englander manding temperate his and example sincere, was uniform edifying dignified to all and around com ,If;!
never fails to find what he needs, and his two sisters
weatherto ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: by Arthur him, as W't' of that example lasting" '
Summer isn't here yet, pleasant for he knows where to look. Koestler.

the contrary. notwithstanding during re- A brilliant psychoanalytical novel by

cent days, but it isn't too early to issue a BtJLLDOG the author of DRUMMOND DARKNESS STRIKES AT NOON Divine i Services

the blistering of old BACK by H. C. McNelle.
warning against rays The Ladder The screen radio and book detective '
Up saves England practically slngle-hand- Protestant!! ('hapf'lIoltllll: Road and liirminxham Avenue.
ed 07tO-Holy: Communion
Florida sunshine, believe it or not, HOME IS THE HUNTER by Gontran 0830-Rccrult Divine service
it Advancements In RatingsAt de Ponctns OSTO-Training Center Divine "service.
e can get mighty hot, and an overdose of The disintegration of an old French OT30! -Sundav School small chapel). .

particularly after a winter inside, can be dis- NAS, JacksonvilleThe eves provincial I of I the family old butler, seen through the 1843|* --General Vesper l service Divine service.

tinctly uncomfortable if not injurious.Don't MRS CASSATTS CHILDREN, by Catholic (hapel' : Muslin Road sad ItlrmlBfthsm. Avenue.

take too much of it right at the following Is the final list of Ruth Power-O'Malley. vfaO 0700-Mass.. -
advancements In rating for the month A realistic novel about a Virginia -
outset. Get that healthy, glowing tan by of January: lamlly.grande dame who ruled and ruined her 0930Mass.1100Mass.-Mass.. f)
To AMM2c-Bernard L. Allen. Will
degrees.Too H. Allen Richard L. Anderson. George Nb\V: STORIES FOR MEN, edited by .
Charles GraysonThirtysix hrUtlan :Science> : !*'*rvlre': Mostly. Road and Hlrmlntliam
J. Asdiubale. Wallace R. Lovie
much sun, in addition to causing you P. Baker George N. Blrdsong Bagby.George I hairy-chested tales by con- Avenue.' '. ..

to feel physically below par, can also cause H. Bollerman. Betty Bradfl ld. Cor- temporary writers.NonFiction Jt\110(,>"th-Small Srrvire. chapel _
: .Moulin I{ J sad Hlrnlntham Avenue
nelius J. Briney, John L. Brooks, Na- :
plenty of soreness in the form of blisters. than P. Cohan. Louis D. Connally. William AVIATION ANNUAL OF 194-1, edited (l8x0-Sabath)

Your good health is imperative to the con- K. Epperson A. Davis, :"J"Michael"E". Dennis Evans I ,, Robert Robert R. M. Cleveland and F. P. Gra 2WO-Sabbath service service (Friday Friday)).. 't'

tinued successful prosecution of the war ef- E.: Field.: Vlncenzo C. Crauso. Abraham Recommended' by all the big shots 0810 lO Devotions-Devotions (Saturday).
F. Johns Waldo E. Lang. Johnnie ELECTRICITY AND ITS APPLICATIONS (Sunda) Cecil Field
fort. Guard that health. 10'. Layden, James V. Lee DomenlcMaichettl TO CIVILIAN AND MILl.FuTtJ at 'i
Heyward Miller John William LIFE? by Rlnde
2.Keep Morgan Donald N. Nlcke, Donald EChrt O*: The
D. Ogilvle. Claude J. Oncale, JohnR. THE WORLD by Edward S. Foot-Path To PeaceTo )
SilentIt's l'edenen.Vanen F Pereau, VM1- Creasy. j
(lIam J. Powers, Jr., Maurice Ramsay. Robert H. Murray has added nine be glad of life because it gives you the '
a riveted cinch that no real Philip H. Reid. Henry J. Relmer. DaleR. more. Included Is the decisive battleof -
copper Scott Dale L. Smith Jr.. Bettle. J, the Russo-Japanese' War but none of chance to love and to work and to play and
Navy man would give away information Vlnson Charles S. Wainwright Jr. World War I or II. to look at the with
up stars to be satisfied
To AMMlllc-George R. Babcock. GUNNERS GE1' GLORY, by Lloyd ;
but it is like-
which would help the enemy, To AMMIlc-Walter R. Grundmann \\endt. your possessions but not contented with
wise true that idle gossip, which you possibly Carl J. Jar/ynskl. Lt. Bob Berry'; story of the Armed
To AMMlc--Robert O Bt>lotc. Harold Guard yourself until you have made the best of
think is not harmful, may prove just the J. Carter, Howard L. Cason Bill MALTA MAGNIFICENT, by Francis them to despise in world ;
; nothing the except
Conrad, Walter I. Coinealy. EdwardCzerwInsU. Gerard.
key the enemy needs to unlock a secret : Elmo O. Davidson. Jr, One who went through the siege: tell falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing -
which might bring death horror and suf- Karle F. Karmart: John A. Edwards, the story of history: s most bombed
Edward: Estrella, Charles H. Cable', Island. except cowardice; to be governed by your
fering to yourself as well as many of your Guffle L. Garrett. Charles 10'. Hubbnrd. PRACTICAL RADIO FOR WAR admirations rather to
George: F. Hubbard George M. Kill. TRAINING by M. N. &>lIman. than by your disgusts; "
mates. dpr- Leaverton, Hairy Marcus A SHIP TO REMEMBER: by Alex- covet nothing that is your neighbor's excep' ;t i
Certainly it's a temptation to talk about James Melott. Merry C Mercer: ander Griffin.
Laurel R, Miller I .lllt'rCi! McDuffle. The saga of the Hornet. his kindness of heart and gentleness of wa/L!!
what you've seen. People, most of them good Francis O. McLuie. Nelson.I : SUCH INTERESTING !PEOPLE by nets to think .
Earl R. Seltslncer, Ernest Serbou- Robert J. Casey. of your enemies, often ,
intentioned, ask you apparently harmless wk,.IA I J. Skinner lh1. Stone Bob Casey"* pauses between war books of your friends, and day of Christ;
questions and hate to refuse an answer. Harry 0 Ton nPtlIlt>n, Emil J. Venrzlale.' to reminisce about some of his zanier every I
you Earl G. Ward Murray'. Williams. rolleaeues and to spend as much time as you can, with ,
However the only safe way is to say NOTHING John J. Zhe. WE FOUOWED: OUR HEARTS TO bod and with
To ARTJe>Edward L. Auger George HOLLYWOOD, by Emily: Klmnroufih. spirit in God's out-of-doors;
:ABOUT ANYTHING PERTAINING TO' Ballwg:. Harry F< Coeh'an..Jredf'rkl) .' theW are little guide-:posts on the'foot'path' to\\: d t! I
:THE SERVICE. J. DlilelrwlK. Hans L. Lee, Edgar A. OUR HEARTS WERE YOUNG AND = '' "
Lerert. GAY-twenty years after. peate. HENRY VAN DYIW.T. .



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Red Headed DuBarry Breezes 'M,l' .tSalty 1


; rn iDgo. $ I Humor From ,J'' i

. '. ( ain r Here And There :. ;:

.J.-. Smart Seaman .
,: ( Chief l\IAA: "How long have you
been working in this compart '
.: !: _
e. ment?
.:' .... ... ...' ,,=-- (' A. S.: "Ever since I saw you
o a J'e FC coming down the ladder."
Matter of Time ,
\ Now that we have expanded our coverage to the NATTC, Chief: "If you could shootas

.' the activities of this department will be somewhat increased. well as you eat, you'd be an .ex. \
' v This means more work, so any help you boys over at the pert."
!.: NATTC could give would be appreciated. Just drop items intended Gunner: "I've had this shotgunfor
/Q one week-and I've been eat-
i for this column in yard mail and we'll)] take care of ing for 20 years." i

VJthe rest. I'll also try to get around your bailiwick as often as 2af

&. impossible, to pick up some stories But I'll need your coopera- He Should Know '

r' tion. How about it, mates? A surgeon, an ,architect, and a :
; politician were arguing as to whose
. Ever hear of the profession was the oldest.
"little black book? Said the surgeon: "Eve was
\Vell, one was picked up in the main station auditorium ; made from Adam's rib, and that
a few days ago after a movie. It surely was a surgical operation."
Is a little address book usually pulsory exercise program has come : r "Maybe," said the architect, "but
found in certain pocketbooks.It into effect, there are more bud prior to that, order was created
l. difficult to Kay who It ding athletes than women in uni- out of chaos, and that was an arch-
belongs to because the owner's form. But all itectural job."
at a price. Not a
name Is nowhere to be found. serious t4 : "But," interrupted the politician
very price though, just
Hut there are lots of other aching bones and muscles. & proudly, "somebody must have
names In It-more than a dozen created the chaos!" .

whose first names begin In the SMOKIES: "Madam: Curl z
feminine Render. They hall all was a top-notch picture, but it Excellent
the way from Pennsylvania to would have been better without Flight Officer: "When I get to
Turcoa Ga. some members of the audience Tokyo the first thing I'm going to
The "little black book" is quite who were evidently in the mood do is to kick the Mikado in the
complete and should prove valu- for a comedy Maybe they pants."
able if you're that kind of a guy. should have "stood" In bed : Cadet:: "But the mikado doesn't
But we'll give the owner Just 10 Some WAVES are railing ci\ll- a k wear pants!"

days (no more, no less) to claim Inn girls, 4-K's We call that When you see "DuBarry Was a Lady" at the Station Theatre on I Flight Officer: "That's all the
ownership, or else we shall put the bad taste The only line sailors Monday or at the Student Officers' Auditorium on Tuesday, Lucille better.
book on the block for public use. smile Is In the pay line Ball, who is shown here in a pensive mood, will be co-starred with ,I -
So If any of you have lost a Why not lower admission rates the irrepressible Red Skelton. We haven't seen the picture yet our Will Try
book of this kind recently, step up for enlisted men at the Jax theatres selves, but it would seem that Lucille would make a pretty good Girl: Don't you love a night
to the Public Relations Office ? :Most other cities have DuBarry from what we've heard about that famous character. like this?
Administration Annex, Room 221, them One criticism of the Boy: Not ordinarily, but I'll try.
and see if it belongs to you. "Madam Curie" movie It .
seemed that the director was so AMUSEMENT CALENDARWeek Just George

HIT OF TilE WEEK: The intent on portraying the Curies A tramp knocked on the door of
little cartoon above the Infor- in their complete devotion to science of February 3-10 an inn known as "George and ,the
mation sign In the :Main Station that he lost some of the humanness MOVIESNo. Dragon." The landlady opened the
Disbursing Office.! It depicts a that such great people door and the tramp asked: "Could
sailor, with great big. tears fallIng must have had otherwise, avery ( after each show is playing date at Stud. Officers' Aud.) you spare a poor, hungry man a .
from his eyes' Raying, "I outstanding picture Main Station Theatre bite to eat?" sS
didn't -get enough' money this SMOKING LAMP'S: OUT. Today-"Racket Man," Tom Neal, Jeanne Bates ((5) "No!" And she slammed the
month." The hU ---- -- Ginny Simms door.A.
expression" on Sunday roadway Rhythm, George Murphy,
fare Is typical of the Sad Sack (7) few minutes later the tramp
character featured In YANK Sailors And MarinesAll :\londay-"Du arry Was a Lady," Red ,Skelton, Lucille Ball knocked again. The landlady answered -
((8)) again.
Complaints are pouring in about Squared In QuizThe Tu'sday-'T'nd..r Comrade," Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan ((9)) "Could"I have a few words with
Ship's Service not having enough Sailors and the Marines are 'edne'Hlay-"Flghtlng' Seabees," John Wayne, Susan Hayward I George? asked the tramp. :
doughnuts on hand in the morn waging a see-saw battle in the ((11) '
ings. The trouble seems to be that "Lucky Bag" radio quiz contest Thursday-"Phantom Judy," Franrhot Tone, Ella flames ((13) I Heal Pal
too many people are taking them staged over WMBR. NATTC Auditorium "Got a pen I can borrow?"
away dozens at a time. Last week the Sailors came on Tonight, 1730-2000"Madame Curie," an exceptional movie I "Sure thing, Pal." .
from behind to tie up the brain with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. The discovery of radium "Some paper" too?"
OVERHEARD ON THE BUS: battle at two wins apiece. becomes as exciting as a hunt for burled treasure and Uie love "Guess so. -
Sailor: I just had to get liberty The jackpot question was the story is beautiful in Its faith and courage. "Going past the mail box when
tonight. I have some business to playoff this past week. All three Saturday: 1800-200o-'The Desert Song," a new filming of the you goT""Uhhuh .
attend to.Civilian. Bluejackets answered it correctlyand Sigmund Romberg musical with Irene :Manning, Dennis Morgan !
: I'll bet it' monkey only one Marine came through and Gene Lockhart. "Wait"till I finish this letter/'

business. with the right answer-thereby Sunday, 1500-"The Kansan," with Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt "O.K.
Sailor: No, it isn't. Wolfing, and establishing the final score at 115 and Eugene Pallette. Dix is a marshal, who cleans up the James "Lend "me a stamp""Yeah.
brother, tot this town that's serious to 85 in favor of the Navy. boys and a frontier town In Civil War days. ,
business. Sailor Ben Holmes' winning Sunday, 1800200oert Foot Forward," a Technicolor movie "What's your girl's address?"
team was composed of Bill Done- with Lucille Ball, Tommy Dix and Harry James and his
It was the Radio Students and Ian of Long Island, N. Y., Cliff band. A wacky musical about a fading screen star who acceptsa Never Says No
Radio Ship's Company of VPB2.1 Anderson of Boston, Mass., and bid to Winsockl Military Institute prom for publicity. Bob" : "Duz you refuse to kiss
that donated $35 to the Infantile Bob Close, also of Boston. Herb Monday, 1800-2000-"Racket Man," with Tom Neal and Jeanne me ? ,
Paralysis Drive, and not the entire Johnston's defeated Marines were Bales A movie about a couple of tenement Irish boys, one of Dorothy": "Well, I've never doneit
squadron. Quite by accident, Jim Bujold of Duluth, Minn., Joe whom becomes a cop and the other a gangster. Black Market before.
the word, "Radio" was dropped Harris of Jacksonville, Fla., and and Much Bob: "Never been kissed!"
from the story and editorial last I Dave McDonald, of Seattle, Wash. Tuesday, 1800-200o-"Xone Shall Escape with Marsha Hunt Dorothy: "No, never refused."
week. Sorry, mates.A I The program originates in the and Alexander Knox. A United Nations jury, silting in Warsaw Wanted
j j I NATTC Auditorium every Thursday after the war, tries a Nazi charged with much of the Polish
civilian girl who works on i night at 6:00: o'clock and is massacre." July 10: Wanted-Teller, First
the station had quite a time last transcribed for broadcast over Wednesday, 1800-2000-"Broadway Rhythm a musical with National Bank. _
Sunday explaining to a seaman WMBR at 8:30 each July 11: w. Smith has been appointed -
: Thursday. George Murphy, Ginny Simms, Clarice De Haven, Irene Home,
and a petty officer, first class, -- ,-- Hazel Scott, Hen Blue, Rochester, Tommy Uoreey and his band. teller ,
why she had made dates with Billeted Together- Enough said? July 12: Wanted-W. Smith.
them: on the same day. The bitter
tried to pull his rate, but the Billeting of ship's company men Other EntertainmentMain Questions
seaman was determined. So they by departments has been completed Side Seaman: "Smoke
both went out with her together.But at the Naval Air Technical She: "No'pe.IYrink1" ." .,
Center, Lt. Kenneth W. Eppert, Friday-Gym available for basketball In the morning; league "
tchen the petty officer stopped -
commander of the Headquarters games in the afternoon and night.SaturdayGym "
in a drug store for some cigarettes "Nope.
announced this week. available for basketball all day. Ship's Dance! .
Regiment, -Neck,
the seaman and the girl at
Heretofore the men of many departments night. "Nope."
caught a taxi and left him holding I
the bag. were scattered through NATTC "Then what the heck do you
I several barracks. Now all are Friday, 1615-2200-Basketball Picnic: 8 games. See Sports do'"
Ever since the five-hour com gether. page. She (Coyly) : "1 tell lies."

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I Six JAX AIR NEWS 3 February, 1944

j Main Station's Crack Bowling Team Is A and R Entry I Docks-Ferries AndA

ft1. r- -- ;- : & R Winners in

! \1.J.,... p 4 Enlisted Cage Loo0{

Docks-Ferries won the Amer
ican league title and Assemblyand

/ Repair cooped honors in the
e. National league in the regular sea.

I son of Commandant's Cup basketball -
| By Edmund Walsh Y2c just ended.

Ten teams are now engaging In
News that Lieut. Colonel 'tF' 4 the playoffs which will determine

:Bernard. Bierman,USMCR, the Station champion.
will: become athletic directorat A In the opening round, Docks-
et, Ferries maintained its undefeated
l Pensacola late this
record by whipping Seaman Guard
h awakens memories of his ten- \ n 34 to 25 as Hambrick connectedfor

ure at the head of Minnesota's IT points. Wilson and Turner

Golden Gophers. has six apiece for the Guardsmen.
Assembly' and Repair didn't fareso
Already a successful coachat well in its playoff debut as the

) Tulane, he arrived in Minneapolis Hospital gave the National loop

in time to head the a

'34 team and coach it to a : NATIONAL LEAGt'E .

championship. That was the Assembly and Repair 6 1

year the West coast drums In the total pin fall competition of Commandant's Cup bowling Assembly and Repair leads the field vr Marine &r3lTks RVPR3
thumped long and loud of 20 entries by 175 pins. Left to right, Gus Gidley, AMM (C) 2c; Z. M. Cohn AM 2c; John Potfay ACMMI : Unit No 1 5 .
were ( ); Douglas Campbell. AMM Ic; Martin Hupka, AMM (I) Ic; Bill McCloskey Sic; and Paul J. Moore, Ordnance-Gunnery 4
to bring the Gophers out for AMM (I) 2c. In one five man effort A and R established a high single game o' 978 and a high two game Ta VPB2 r MM'S Unit N0. 2 3 5vro

the Rose Bowl, but a Western run of 1918. tvcs. 6
Conference ruling held 0 7Personnel
0 1
good and the answer was no. AMERICAN: I.rAGI'P;,
NATTC Basketball
A and R To Lead In
Thirty-four was the year of such Swings a' '1hip
Minnesota immortals as Pug Lund, Docks-Ferries
Stan Kostka. Frank Larson Glen ResumesTomorrow : Cuud: 5:1:
Seidel Ed Widseth and Bill Bevan. Commandant's Tourney Company 5:1Boat
Cup BowlingAssembly House 4 5
Stanford, football king on the SIll!)'. Store :1:1:
West Coast, had it* great teamof in Main 3 5
and Repair was the talk of the Commandant'sCup GymNATTCen Palley 2 4
:Monk Moserip, Keith Topping, '
,I Bob Rt'yaolds.'oody Adams, bowling league as the red hot entry set two records to V 1!'Hangar 1>e'partmt"ftt 0 6STUDEYT 7nM

1 Frank Alustiza, Buck Van Del- pace the other 20 teams. staged its first Basketball OFF1CER,5' J.F.AGUJI
Ii Picnic last week in the W. L. Pd.
i lets, Bones Hamilton and Bobby
Paul Moore AMM (I) 2c ram- Gunnery
New Auditorium before fair-
( Grayson. a 4 2 1.6vP132UUnit .
Unit No. 1
med home a high single game of sized crowd who voiced their
J ,
In California they were cryIng Baseball's Fun approval VF4 2 :I .400
247 and Gus Gidley AMM (C) of the fast action and skill No. 2 0 5 .oaiVPS
i "We want Minnesota, but .
shown in most of the
'" 2c two total of 460 eight games.Competition
+ the Big Ten said No' a high game 0 3 .000
._ Among Blerman's other All.were while his teammates rolled a high But Not Always was keen in several OFnC'F.R.'t' LFAGVr.:
with Barracks five and
games W.
; Americans : Dick King, 1
single game of 973 and a high two Barracks fifty-four leading the VPB2 Unit No. 1 6
i George Franck and Bruce Smith NEW YORK-A former prisoner Recruit C'f1\lpr 1VO
game total of 1918. pk ic. Five smothered Barracksone 8
: One of the greatest games a The all time for of the at Manila who fVCS) 1
mark station Japs 25 to 14 and fifty-four wrecked ()neratioes 3 JW
Minnesota eleven
ever played was bowlers still stands at 277 estab- recently returned to this coun- fifty-one 31 to 23. 2 3
against Michigan at Minneapolisin try on the Gripsholm. has revealed I SupplCommissary 1 2
'40. The Wolverines had steam- of the most amazing Svatos High Scorer Assembly snd Repair (A) 2 5

.. l' rolled all opposition and were National League, Total stories one in sports history by describing G. C. Svatos. Sic playing for- Orctn\nM'-Gunnf'FY Public: Works 0 2 2 5
waiting for a crack at the vaunted Games Pins for YANK, the Army ward for Barracks Fifty-Four
.Gophers. Assembly and Repair 8 70'22Person turned in 18 points for the first
weekly, a Softball game between winners a 36 to 31 thumping
Before the kickoff, the game was net 8 KW7 half of the between Fifty-
VO-VCS 8 6590 American prisoners and Japanese game Starkman with six baskets and
rated a toss up. Each team had a hand Gunnery 8 OJ37VPB soldiers. The dynamite- Four and Fifty-One. He was held two free throws led the medics.
great line. Both had exceptional ( 8 fiOHO packed incident occurred over scoreless during the second half Coggeshall's eight -oints were high
Marine Barracks 8 5887
backs, Michigan the great Tommy T 1 8 57tt a year ago when the Japs challenged but played bang-up defense. for A and R.Squadron .
< Harmon and Forrest Evashevski VF 6 42"M Americans at Santo Tomas Results of the other six gamesare VPB 2 ((1) scored an

'I and Minnesota, the equally great VPD Dispensary 2 (2) 8 6 51M 3779! University in the Philip- : TTQ 19. TTD-1 14; TTA-1 27, upset win over Recruit Center 41

George Franck and Bruce Smith. American LeagueT pines. TTT 18; TTR 26, TTP 6; Bks. to 33. C. Newham's 11 points were

All four backs were as slippery to 4 8 6470 The full tory of the 'Softball Fifty-Five 41, Bks. Fifty-Two 11; high for the winners while Anas-
tacklers as the weather and the Boathouse 8 648Storekeepers incident" is told by Sgt. Dan Bks. Two 27, Bks. Three 11, and tasio's nine topped the losers.
8 !
muddy field.Minnesota. Docks-Ferries 8 SXM: 1'olier, sport editor, In the 11 Bks. Six 27. Bks. Four 22. O and G with Richardson tret-
stopped the great VM 8 5858 Feb. issue of YANK, on sale at Second Picnic TomorrowThe ting 16 points beat the Marine; Barracks -
I Michigan machine that day. Har- Ships Company 8 5786 Ships Service Friday, 4 Feb. second Basketball Picnic 33 to 31. Curry and, Hiles
Cooks-Bakers 8 5S99
mon never played on a team which
the Seaman Guard K 5ft4ft Despite the fact that the game will be held tomorrow, with the tallied eight points apiece for the
whipped Gophers. Hospital 8 5.T07. was completely one-sided, with first game starting at 1615. The Marines
t Bruce Smith ran 80 yards to Fire Department 8 5JC6 the Americans trjingalnly to lineup: 1615 TTF vs. TTA-1, sand- VF won 38 to 31 over VPB 2 (1)
I help win that one, Harmon had his Main Galley 4 2U9 '
I let the Japs score a few runs, wiched with TTP VS. TTD-1; 1735 when Kaiser connected for 14
chance but missed. Sports writers it was probably one of the most Bks. 52 vs. 54. sandwiched with points. Crowell had nine for the
i and radio
commentators talked lished by John Dalsandro of VO-
TTQ TTT 1855 Bks. 1 6
thrilling athletic contests to vs. ; vs. squadron men.
about it long afterwards. :Michigan VCS in the Fall Bowling league.
take place in this war becauseof sandwiched with 51 vs. 55, and Recruit Center piled up 40 pointsto
was on the five-yard line. Harmon High individual averages In the its dangerous Implications! for 2015 Bks. 2 vs. 5, sandwiched with swamp the Marine Bararcks 40
started toward a hole 10 feet wide leagues are: Herrin Personnel, the American team 3vs.43 to 25. O'Qumn with 15 markersand
in the Minnesota line, but slipped 196.2; Moore. A and R 196; Gid- High scorers in the First Regi- Bishop with 14 led the win-
and fell. It would have meant the ley, A and R, 191; Dalsandro VO- --- ment and their point totals were: ners. Curry and Patterson had six

game."Minnesota's. VCS, 183; Achenbach 0 and G, Chipley Is CommissionedAviation Michaletti, Bks. 5, 51 points; Cole- points apiece for the losers.
I lucky. Bierman 182; Campbell A and R, 182; Per- man, Bks. 5, 48; Green, Bks. 6, High scorers in the American
lias a rabbit's foot in his pocket," kins. 0 and G, 182; Steadman, Cadet Bill Chipley, 48; Beatrice, 3, 38; Dolan, Bks. 5, league for the season were: Cropper

: they said. VO-VCS, 181; Silverman. Storekeepers standout end on the NAS football 37; Schultz. Bks. 6. 34; Bertolami, T 4, 103; Hambrick, Docks-
But Bierman wasn't lucky. liepla.t"d 175; Lange, VPB 2 (1), team in 1942, has recently received Bks. 3; 34; Buckley Bks. 5, 31; }Ferries 100; Bishop, Recruit Center -

hard football to win and 175; Fyfe, Personnel. 174; Swaim, his commission as a 2nd Tobin. Bks. 6, 29, and Studnick, 78; McDougall: 75. and El-
tlid. VM. 172; Bernick, 0 and G, 172; Bks. 3. 26. driJge. 70, Hospital; O'Quinn Re-
Lt. in the Marines and is stationed -
From 'SI to 11, the Gopherswon Pawlowskl VTB 171 and Thiel, the Fourth VM 58
; In Regiment, high cruit Center, 68; Mobley, ;
six: conference titles and VO-VCS, 170. at Pensacola where he Is a
three times were national cham- flight instructor. ('.ntin.?d .n page eves Continued on page "*es
Eight rounds of competition are
i pions.! _. .a
and 10 remain
completed more
Despite the harassed of

not the invincible Golden Avalanche, they power were Units Tuesdays use the and main Fridays.station alleyson Is NATTC Ace Hambrick Leads Scorers In

Nbrthwestern's \Wildcat met Members of the A and R team

them one afternoon In Dyche which set the new team record Main Station Cage

stadium and broke a string of 23 were: GiJley, Moore, Campbell, ,a TourneyDocksFerries
straightIctorles when Steve Hupka and McCloskey.The I

Toth plunged over for a C to 0 return of Sonny Berke Y2c, paced by Hambrick who leads all scorers
triumph. flashiest form bowler on the station Bittner's 33 Kebba's
with 47 points, sparked by ,
Another time In the Biermanera to the Personnel lineup pro- I
Northwestern and Minnesota vides Personnel with the strongest 2G and Ecklund's 22 tallies, are guarding perfect records in

:were in the last five minutes of unit to challenge A and R supremacy the main station basketball tournament which enters the

a ball game with the score deadlocked : 4 fourth round tomorrow.

7 to 7. Bill deCorrevont, -.....- I i I Five games are slated for to-

the high school wonder boy, took -- 'morrow beginning at I m b r 1 c k, Docks Ferries, 47
the ball on a wide end sweep and Former Grid Aces I running straight through ; Cardiff VPB 2 (2), 41:

:went 60 yards to score. 2130. T 4, 38; Wilson, Seaman
That Minnesota was practically I Docks-Ferries, a 31 Iversen. Recruit Center
To MiamiTwo
Unbeatable in those years few will Report tet, shouldn't have much Bittner NATTC, 33; Furr, Ce
deny. Bierman gave the north Field 32 Felder Recruit Cen-
country a mighty football machine well known football players Games TodayA ;
and while so doing became of of the late '30s, Ensign C. B. 30; Richardson, Docks-Ferries,'
one and n vs. Seaman Guard at Kebba NATTC and Hender-
; ,
the top coaches in the game. Wyatt and Lieut. Herschel Ramsey i Recruit Center vs. CNT at :
have reported to the physical Squadron VPB :2: (2) vs. VPB 2 (1) 26.

Lt. (Jg/ ) Hank Lulflettl. probably training department at the Naval I IS).) Ie\ last week's games, Ham-
the all-time king of the Air Station, Miami, Fla. Cecil field vs. Squadron :: was the hot shot of the
basketball courts at 2030.I include'a getting 23 points as
had a few Ensign Wyatt starred at end
words of advice for a teammate for Tennessee making GrantlandRice's ,' ,I 1 with T 4 in tomorrow's swept through to a
'I. to 32 victory over Seaman
recently when St. Mary's preflight All American eleven in has Cropper, who has .
i upset the Alameda CoastGuard 1938 and later was assistant coachat 1 I, I
Raymond E. Karl, AOMB)3c) points in three games, but "
Sea Lions 35 to 34 to Mississippi State. of Johnstown, Penn., a recent be enough. I and R, with Demkowskl ig&

break a 13-game winning streak. Lieut. Ramsey, a standout at Bombsight graduate playing on the NATTC may have a ; lineup for the first time, ove P

A story In the EAGLrTT, preflight Texas: Tech, was named to the Bks. 51 team, is the top enlisted to travel with VPB 2 (2)) I Squadron VPB 2(2) for a
station paper, says the Associated Press "Little All bowler at the NATTC with a 235 ing the opposition. The to 23 win. The mighty Shots
game was over but Aviation Cadet Heplayed has team held to 9 points, a bit off his
American" for two years. game and a high series of 555 pins a strong ,
Bob Ulm, St. Mary's guard, pro' ball as a member of Bks. 55 has bowled the high diff the second highest points' of a week ago In Com-

had two free shots to break a the Philadelphia Eagles 'in I'38, '39 team game so far with 895 and the tourney, who has 41 Cup competition, but

.'1 f C..Ualled on pas. sere.d and '40. I the high series with 2172 High scorers thus far Continued .a pare Seven

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3 February, 1944 I JAX AIR NEWS Page Seven J i

Lieut. Sam Barry Jr. Is Veteran Of '7 tIn t
I New Duty
At Sub Chaser School Don't Fall For The Inquiring Skipper'i

Lieut. Sam Barry Jr., former Area
.I University ol Southern California Any False Talk .'

athlete is assigned to the Navy At Cecil Field ;
sub chaser school at Miami, Fla. % ReporterQUESTION 1

Lieut. Barry is the son of Lieut. Better Business Division of the i Comdr. Samuel G. Mitchell, .i
Comdr. Barry officer in charge of Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce ,
USN returned to
Navy athletics in the south Pa- through O. M. Avison, secretary : Who is your i'i. recently
cific area. Lieut. Barry formerly sounds a warning to serv- favorite newspaper columnist this country from some of the ..1

coached basketball and baseball at ice personnel in regard to possible ? And why? hottest combat theatres of the J f

U.SC. For a brief period he was fraudulent dealing which may be war, has replaced Comdr
also head football coach.Hambrick indulged in by some concerns In ANSWERS:
William 0 Burch 1
as commanding :11
this Y
'I vicinity. ARMAND J, BEAUDIN S2c:
p officer of the U. &
"Such experiences involve 7t
may "Walter Winchell! He tells the
Leads Scorers InaZMain
misleading or false advertising the Naval Auxiliary Air Station "
truth and backs: up his state- ;
Station Cage Tourney sale of merchandise or services ments. He exposes big and small Cecil Field. Commander 'J<<

.. j**I..d from pace ixiMtertheless that have been misrepresented, shots alike." Burch, training officer at the It!
overcharges or failure to deliver
JOHN DEAN S2c: "Westbrook
enough to aid the auxiliary station until "
the merchandise at all, said Pegler is my favorite. He's not assuming -
''I''> Avison. afraid to say what he thinks. He's command six months ago, 1 t
|lfv Squadron VPB 2 Recruit
((1)) caught -
Center without the servicesof He then goes to cite a recent Instance very intelligent and has a witty has been transferred to duty I
where, "we have learned "
the playing Chaplains, Iversen that manner of writing elsewhere.The .
orders placed with a Jackson-
and Felder and went home witha ville concern to be shipped to relatives chell. He covers all subjects and new commanding officer
42 to 29 triumph. I came to Cecil Field from the
and friends as Christmas' truth. Navy
isn't afraid to tell the
NATTC scored at will in a 56 gifts were pot delivered." I WALTER LUCIW AM2c: "Win- Department in Washington, wherehe
to 17 walkaway from CNT. Two "We urge everybody to 'investi has served for the past two
chelL He comes out with the cold
.newcomers to the league Frear, gate before they invest,' and to 1 facts. He doesn't hold back: anything months. Prior to that he pursued -*
and Smith, of CNT, present their complaints and Inquiries I for an active career as staff ofifiver

led their teams with 13 and 12 to the Better Business!! Division PEGGY anybody.YOUNG, RM3c: "I Comdr. Samuel G. Mitchell, recently of two carrier divisions lial

points respectively.Cecil Jacksonville Chamber of don't read the returned from combat duty, son officer aboard a British flat
Field saw' a 10-point lead Commerce, 227 W. Forsyth St.," newspapers. any has replaced Comdr. William O. top, and as assistant air officerof

dwindle into a tie with T 4 five concluded Avison. more.CPL. HAROLD BARNES Ma- Burch as commanding officer of the USS Hornet up to and including

minutes before the end of the --....- rine Corps: "Winchell tells what's, Cecil Field U. S. Naval AuxiliaryAir the historical battle of
game but pulled away to win 34 Station. Santa Cruz.A .
going on. I'm a New Yorker and
Sports Luminaries Are
to 30. graduate of the U. S. :Naval
find his column interesting and
Standings Academy, class of 1927 Comdr.
At Christi
Corpus good reading.
W. L. Mitchell soon switched over to
3 Two well-known athletes of pre- "Winchell. 1 think he prints the Face-Lifting aviation, winning his wings at
V 1'8 2 (1) 2 iCAeCIldF1 war days are stationed at the Na- Ptn&acola la 1930. Then followed
2 1 val Air Station Corpus Christi, truth, as far as I know about duty aboard the USS Mary.
things. He what a lot of less On Service
:: ld 2 1 Texas. says Ship's land USS West USS
2 1
V 13 2tl Inter 1 2 Ensign Sam Chapman, former courageous people wouldn't dare Langley and USS Saratoga,
to that's I likehim.
Seaman Guard 0 3 All-American football player at say." Maybe why broken by shore assignments! at
T" 0 3 California and later a star outfielder Nears CompletionThe Annapolis and the Panama Canal -
CNT 0 3
with the Philadelphia Athletics P. P. FERRANTA, AM2c: Zone.
work at A & R and we're
over so
is a Navy flier with dutiesas face-lifting being doneon
In June 1937 the new Cecil Field
NATTC Basketball Tourney busy we don't have time to read
an Ship's Service at the Naval
the "skipper" joined Patrol Wing One,
Resumes Tomorrow In Gym Ensign Ralph Vaughn All- papers. Air Technical Training Center 12 months later transferring to
JOHN POLCARI S2c: "Winchell ,
American forward at Southern should be completed in the next
the Bureau of Aeronautics In
(..U.u4'd from page six! California in 1941, has joined the gives you all the real dope I. 10 days, reports' Lt. John D. Pat-
and he's not scared to print it. Washington, where he remainedfor
scorers were: Kerwlck, Bks 55, 66 Comet's basketball team. That's the main thing." I terson, Ship's Service officer. three years. The Jap attackon

points; Vincent, Bks. 55, 49; Cus- GERALDINE URAN SpG)3c( : I The trim will be vitreous brick, Pearl Harbor found him as

ter, Bks. 55.: 40; Carriere. Bks. 51, "Cedric Adams of the MinneapoUs with a hard composition tile deck. commanding officer of Fighting

28; Seymour Bks 55, 26; Ellis, Bks. The Runway Star-Journal. He tells every- The bulkheads will be faced with Squadron Eight aboard the Hoi "II

55, 24; Turpin Bks. 51, 24; Sar- thing and speaks'! for the common brick, black at the bottom and net, from which post he later advanced
geant. Bks. 54 22; Kilty, Bks. 51, Contiau from pace six l people." sand above, for seven feet above to assistant air officer.

20; and Svatos, Bks. 54, 18. I 34 to 34 Jle and give St. Mary'sa CALDON WEST, S2c: "I like a the decks. Above the brick the When the Hornet was sunk' at

Ship's' Company high scorers I victory. number of columnists; I guess you. bulkheads will be painted creamor Santa Cruz, Commander Mitchell
and their divisions were: Karras, t Lt. Luisettl who had dumped in could say I like Raymond Clapperfor an off white. Windows will be returned to the United States, but

TTQ, 43 points; Capuano Q, 40; 14 points himself, watched Ulm his balance, Drew Pearson for of glass brick. not for long. He was soon backat

Bride. TTR. 20; Lay TTP 16; miss his first shot while pande- his fresh Washington slants. Wal- I; Regular sea-going portholes believed sea as liaison officer aboard a

Warner TTP 16; Howell VFD-l, monium reigned in the mammoth ter Lippman as a political and to have been salvagedfrom British carrier. Then followed

16; Deats'!, TTA-1, 16; Billingsley! building. Then he walked up to the economic expert, Ernie Pyle for the Normandie, will be the carrier division staff duty until

TTT 16; Coulombe, TTR 15, and free throw line and said: "Got a the war reporting, Westbrook Peg only breaks in a wall of mirrors October 1943, when he left the

Hall TTR. 14. date tonight pal?" ler as a cynic, Sam Grafton be- behind the soda fountain. The post of chief of staff to the commander -

STANDINGS "Yes Sir" was the reply. cause he's opposite Pegler, de portholes will frame nautical of Carrier Division Elevento

Flat lteglMWtL. "Well you'd better sink that Seversky for aviation and best scenes. The soda fountain will report to the Navy Depart
Bu. : Pet. beauty or you'll be playing here of all Ed Sullivan, Little Old New have a linoleum top and the to- ment.
:5 8 U 1.000
3 :5 4 .5r6 all night and one of the" other York himself." bacco and candy counters will be Although born in CopperhiU,

1 4 4 .5110 wolves will cop your gal. SGT. JOHN R RHODES, Ma- of stainless steel, as will the mag- Tenn., Comdr. Mitchell regards
6 3 5 .375 The second shot was perfect.
4 3 5 .375 rine Corps: "Pegler. He representsthe I azine racks. Johnson City Tenn., AS his "home
4 2 :5 ,2146 truth. Maybe he does do a Every Ship's Service shop except town." His wife, Mrs. Ruth T.

2 2 I .250 Docks Ferries, A and R lot of knocking about the Roose- the cobbler's will have an Mitchell of Johnson City and the

55 Fourth Regis 7 t 0 1.000 velts and labor. But he never hesitates outside entrance, the barber shop Mitchells' son, Patrick have join..
54 4 3 .571 Winners In Enlisted Loops to say the things that shouldbe being entered from the west as it ed the commander here. His

51 52 2 4 .33.1 Continard from pace als said." has been during the redecorating.The mother, Mrs. Dora Ann Mitchelland

Ships 1 4 .200 Seaman Guard, 58 Stew- SGT. CHARLES B. RIDDICK Merchandise Store, which was a sister, Helen, live in De-

TT Compul 0 1.000 Main Galley, 48; and Scaggs: Marine Corps: "Enne Pyle. I the first unit to be redecorated, is Land, Fla. Two brothers, Lieut.
TIT'IT 22 i 1.667TTA Boathouse, 47. think he gives the enlisted men's now finished except for its glass- Comdr. William J. Mitchell, and
-1 1 1 .500 National leaders were: viewpoint of the war best of all brick windows. Lieut. Col. Richard T. Mitchell are
-l .500 league our writers. I was in the last The redecoration of Ship's Ser-
on active duty with the Navy and
FTR 1 Z A and R 127 Soden,
Demkowski. ;
.333TTP war, too, and I've never read a vice is according to Mr. Patterson'sown Army.
0 4 .000 Tarmacs, 87, Bishop VPB 2 (1), I
columnist who saw the enlistedmen's design.
F 87; Clammer VF, 83; Biggins, VF, i -'ji
side well
as as Pyle; sees
Bowling Tournament PlannedA 79; Cullen Marine Barracks, 66; it." Annual Flower Show
Murphy, VO-VCS 63; Gordon VPB haven't had time to see the news-
bowling tournament for offi- 2 ((2), 60; Richardson, 0 and G, "Walter He to: papers. But before I liked Pyle; Will
cers and enlisted men will be held 50; and Thibault, Marine Barracks, write realistic Lippman.views. That's seems the just the way he wrote was so nat- Open SaturdayEighth

at the NATTCen bowling alleys 41. main reason I like him. He writes ural and interesting. annual Camellia Showof
21 j- G. M. KRIZ, AMMlc: "My favorite -
starting February. All inter- -St about the Federated Circles of the
complex things so can
ested should sign up for the sin- Hurt Shatters understand them I read is Winchell. He isn't afraid Garden Club will be held at the
gles, doubles and team competition. Ensign him." always I to write what he thinks is right.I Woman's Club, corner of River-

at the Athletic Gear Locker in AOM School RecordEns. STEVE STEPHENSON, Y2c: I like the" way he expresses his side Ave., and Post St., Saturdayand
the New Auditorium by 15 Feb opinions. Sunday 5 and 6 of February.
ruary. Percy F. Hurt, O-VS), of "It's hard to say any one colum- I TED BROWN Sic: "The only Service men and women are invited
student' in the ord- nist is my favorite. I like Pegler,
Marion, Va., a columnist I've ever read who let and there is no charge to
StNArrC school at the Naval Air Pearson and Clapper. They are
nance the chips fall where they may in them.
HOWLING STANDINGS Center shot a the only ones I read consistantly.I .
Technical Training ,
high or low places, Republican or I On Saturday the show will open
FIRST BEO1MKNT with like their ability to get news and
280 a
237 out of a possible
Democratic, rich or is Win
Barracks poor, from 1400 to 2200 and on Sunday
Won Lost
last week to break their frankness in expressing it. "
6 11 2 regulation I chell. I like that. I from 1400 to 1900.
3 8 5 the school's student range record. BEMIS TRUPP, S2c: "You got-
--- --- -
1 His coach was Vincent T. Bell, ta give the devil his due. Walter
4 :5 7 N. Y. Winchell print a lot of baloney -!
5 5 9 AOM2c, of Haverstraw, may I Two Chiefs Commissioned
:2 4 11 "That's remarkable shooting in but ever since the United I I

FOURTH BEGIMENT view of the fact that our programis States has been in danger, even I :. ':
"" -. ...Barracks 65 Won 13 Lost 5 so jammed that there isn't time before Pearl Harbor, he was ex- :1

5<4 15 6 enough for the practice needed posing our enemies at home. It's
.. "l 51' 7 10 before firing such a difficult an old saying and you may have '
52 OFFICERS' LEAGUE STANDINGS 3 14 course," commented Lt. F. Winter heard It if you're a New Yorker. ?

'c. Won. Losttit' Trapohn the instructor.The but they say 'Don't sue Winchell;
Brigade. 10 2 previous student record wasa he may prove it.' "

A Dispensary.Aetleand Welfare 7 8.5 4 232 shot by Ens L. F. John- LEE PARRIS, S2c: "I guess

AGO 7 5 son, Jr. Winchell. Because he's direct and
Radio;school 6 6 _--S.FERRY ii to the point. I suppose that's whyI a ,
Hombslght 5 7 'rate him first. He seems to
Marines 4 8 SCHEDULEA
TTT rpt. 11 get more news than others con- I
OKHCKRS': TEAM!: AVERAGES slight change In the ferry sider too hot to handle." :.< .
Team Games Pins schedule has been announced as
Athletic Brigade and Welfare 133 133 20 20363AGO :603 follows: Leave NAS for DuPont "Winchell. lIe's frank digs down Two athletic specialist chiefs at the Naval Air Technical Training

School 120 17.083 docks at 1700 and 1800. Leave deep. He doesn't pick just poor Center have just been commissioned. They are Lt. (jg) Fred Clark

Radio School 135 19O48 DuPont docks for NAS at 1750 people, but everybody. It doesn't Carroll, of Kingwood, West Virginia, (right) and Ens. Johnnie Frank
Marines 120 16.770
TTT Dept. 135 18426Bombtlght and 1850. Approximate time required make any difference who it is, Horton, of San Marcos, Texas, (left) shown being congratulated by
135 18.232 for travel either way 45 from the President on down to a their department head, Lt. Marty G. KaroW (center).

Dlspensarv OFFICERS!, nrroKus 135 16.983 minutes. ditch digger, if anything's wrong Mr. Carroll is a graduate of West Virginia University, class of '35,

High llamr-Individual. Dr. Gordon- --frl- Winchell will tell you about it." and has had eight years' coaching experience. He has been, in. the
Dl8' |> So.Ia'rn: 225 ins. U. 8. Trains;; BriUsh PAUL BARIL Sic: "Winchell. Navy 13 months. Mr. Horton is a graduate of the Southwest: xas

pins High -Teem, Bombsight 911 Admiral Sir Percy Noble, headof He comes out with the real MeI State Teachers College, class of '38, coached football four .years in

Ml h Series-Individual. Ens. Fry a British Admirality delegationin I Coy. He doesn't beat around the Texas, and has been in the Navy 18 months. i u,
AIn: C and Welfare, 5M pins. Washington, revealed recently 'bush and tells what he thinks. Mr. KaroW was assistant football coach and beat' bp-r' -" 'r -" at

fair. 2625 Si lc pin I-.Team, Athletic and Wel- that one-third of all British Navy I GLADYS HANSEN, S2c: "Win- the Academy in 1937-38 when Rear Admiral' A.: C. McFall, then a

lllKh Aiwa,;e-Individual. Lt. (Jg) fliers are trained and equipped in shell, of course. I Just like him." .lieutenant-commander was graduate manager of the football team.
,c "Iligh 16H pins. the United States for operations in GEORGE FINGER, SpC)3c( : Mr. Karow has also coached at the University of Texas and at Texas

,.\.''c p,.ns. AxeraKC-Team, Brigade. 153 the Atlantic and Pacific. "Since I've been in the Navy I A. & M. '

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l Page Eight \ JAX AIR NEWS 3 February, 1944

Lifetime! Of Experiences Packed Into Few Short Months I Intelligence: Seeks

Information About '

//It For Lieutenants Hoffman And Wolfe Who I nstruct Here Enemy Countries ..

Zone, and this tour of duty was
f' : Lt. Glen Earl Hoffman, 31,
Naval is all
relieved by the assignment to fly Intelligence seeking,
t. USNR, crammed a lifetime the President's mail to and from available and authoritative infor-

of adventure into the 17 Miami and presidential yacht Potomac mation regarding all foreign coun-

months of warfare that he when the President was tries, particularly those in poten-

spent in the Pacific. One of fishing off the Florida coast. recent tial combat announcement areas, according in the Planof to a

his greatest adventures was Lt. Hoffman flew out one day the Day.

the rescue of Lt. Roger Mer- with the Lend-Lease Bill, as pass- The Information desired
ed by Congress, and floated on
rill Wolfe, 23, USNR, fellow I the sea while the President signedthe of two types- consfllt.sI"1",

flying boat pilot who like Lt. measure and had it returned to factual material. s I

Hoffman is now an instructor the flying boat. "That lasted for Factual material, accordingSto i, ]:+ .
Naval 10 days-the duty with the President the announcement "would include,,;; rt'
at the great Jacksonville ," said Lt. Hoffman "And it information regarding non-mi tarv '
Air Station, headquartersof was welcome relief from Panama." industries which have beenjUveoTed _""

the :Naval Air Operational I In November 1911 he joined a to military use, beaches j and'4landmarks ".
Command. the type of terrain, description -
Training patrol squadron which was com-
of the beaches in detailat
4 s t missioned at Norfolk. After the
for the pilot o t.
If were looking
you R high, low, medium and extreme
war started, he trained for two
whom "everything happened"while
to tides, type of bottom, descriptionand
months a.t Alameda Calif., and
he was on combat duty, Lt. height of boulders
escarpments, -
then flew to Pearl Harbor for
Hoffman would be a good nominee.He pa- and other physical obstruc-
trol duty. Until the Battle of
scouted and attacked Jap bat-
tions; machinery in repair shops
: :Midway, he was on patrol between
tle fleets in the Coral Sea, accomplished Hawaii power plants, etc., in those areas .
missions I and Midway. During the
dangerous which be invaded
I may ; airports,
and it might be President-including added, he flew the | Glen Earl Hoffman, (left). and Lieut. Roger M. Wolfe, in- cruiser engagement sinking he saw In a September Japanese seaplane bases, etc. It also includes -

mail Lend-Lease to the Bill-in the peace- structors at this Station, are shown trying out a machine gun in the 1942, Lt. Hoffman was sent to the spot political information.The .

the time when :Mr. Roosevelt was | blister turret of a PBY Catalina flying boat, the type of plane they New Hebrides. countries and areas of pri-
days flew in the Pacific. It was in a PBY that Lieut. Hoffman droppedout mary interest are Japan, Japanese
able to fishing off the Florida The flying boat pilot won the
go of the skies to rescue Lieut. Wolfe and his PBY crew off the occupied territory, Pacific islandsin
Coast. Silver Star for his discovery of a
island of Baraku Guadalcanal. the combat the Balkans
near zone, ,
Japanese task force off the Ste-
Lt. Wolfe's career also has been Axis-held
wart Islands just before another
one of adventure in the South unable to attract the atten- landed and picked them They
were up. naval battle revolving around I All personnel, naval and civilian, .
Seas. He also accomplished an tion of the friendly ones, and the asked me if I would take aboarda American landings on Guadalcanal.I of the Naval Air Station or auxi-
Important rescue mission which didn't us. Finally, at Jap who had a gash on his head.
Japs spot liary stations who have such Information
"It was a hazy day, he recalled -
f was the occasion for jettisoning 11 a. m., we were spotted by some I said yes. so we took the Jap. He "But I picked three battleships or know persons who do
26 of beer to make way for up
cases P-40's on patrol. During the rest had served on a sub that had been have, are requested to
B-24 four cruisers and 10 de-
l taking aboard a stranded of the day, we subsisted on coco- sunk off Cape Esperance after a stroyers 600 miles from base notify the Station Intelligence Officer -
from the seas. .
pilot open with of corvettes.The .
nuts. one our
at extension 8302. If
mutual and tracked them for a little over living:
g Because of the experience -
; "The following morning, we corvette had rammed the sub five hours. It seemed like there in Jacksonville, and if it is more
the storiesof
r that they shared, were spotted again by a PBY pi- three times, and the sub was were Jap ships all over the place.I convenient, call the Naval Intelligence -
Lt. Hoffman and Lt. Wolfe are
loted by Lt. Glen Hoffman who beached, with only its bow above Office (
telephone 5-7170))
recognized them as Japs by one ,
told And because Lt.
as one. six F4F.'s.Ensign the water. this of-
was accompanied by Apparently 830
I of those funny cruisers with the Lynch Building.
Wolfe in this case the rescued, "
Gustafson had a bad leg ficer was the only survivor.
homely stacks I had just seen Intelligence is also interested in
his version of how he was forced handle him
had to
injury so we This was not the only occasionon
I the battleships and set .down by obtaining names of all
down at sea will be told first. We the wind- persons
carefully. were on
which Lt. Hoffman played glasses. When I them
picked presently residing in the Sixth Naval
"It was January 29, 1913, he ward side of the island, so Lt. Good Samaritan to stranded Army
I the
again saw cruisers and destroyers District who returned on the
recalled' "And -we had raided Hoffman had to land on the other
men. One. day in mid-January of ahead. They shot at me "GRIPSHOLM." Anyone having
Munda that night, dropping side and then taxi around about I
1943 he went out to pick up a but failed to score a hit. I sent Information regarding such per-
bombs over the targets for more 10 miles to where we were. The I
P-40 pilot who had been shot down in
a contact, letting headquartersknow sons is requested to call or notify
C than four hours. I dropped a beach was too rocky for us to by the Japs during an American what I had seen. either of the above addresses or
bomb every hour and then carry an injured man to the other bombing raid. Eight :Marine pilots "We set off from the Jap fleet telephone numbers.
started for home, which WM side of the island. flying F4F's were escorting Lt. about 20 miles barely keeping
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal.I "Lt. Hoffman came in about Hoffman on this rescue mission, them in
sight. was Just the
Junior in 1940 to the
was flying a FBY. 200 feet off shore Lt. Wolfe and over Rendova, the Marines before the College join
day Japs our carrier -
"Within five miles of the field, related. "We put Ensign Gustafsoninto surrendered the escort job to eightP40's the WASP (September 15, Navy and won his wings at Pen-
sacola 29 1941. With PBY
one lifeboat, and the rest of July a
I ran into a rainstorm and called and three P38's.When 1942)).
the tower. I was told to stay us hung onto it and guided it. we reached the spot "On the WASP's fatal day. I was squadron, he was stationed at
Kaneoke Hawaii
the of
outside the field until the weather Luckily, we were able to get the Bay, day
where the pilot was reported to scouting Jape again, noting the Pearl Harbor attack.
cleared, so I went out about through the heavy breakers with- be floating in his rubber boat," they had turned around. At that
100 miles and circled the small out injury. All of us climbed into said Lt. Hoffman, "We saw instead time, I hadn't spotted the Jap car- "I was asleep when the show
Island of Baraku. The story mov- the PBY, and Lt. Hoffman" tookus two Japanese destroyers riers from which the attack on the started, he said. "My room was

ed that way, and my gas gauges back to Henderson Field. and a cargo \' s"el. One of ourP38's WASP was launched. The Japs at the Bachelor Officers' Quarters -
Here's where Lt. Hoffman comesin The Japs strafed the buildingand
were hitting the bottom. spotted our man a short would jam my radio frequencywhen
with his version of the rescue."I woke me I wasn't hit but
landing was accomplished in a I started up. ,
distance away as a result of the sending reports,
rough sea, so rough that the PBY was sent out to bring in Lt. yellow powder- the pilot had and I would have to use another the kid in the next room got a
bow collapsed. The plane startedto Wolfe and his crew of 10 men," spread on the water around his frequency. A cruiser almost hit bullet in his mattress. He extracted -
sink. All hands got out immediately Lt. Hoffman related. "Plus my life raft. me from 10 miles away, the shells the bullet and ran in to showit

except the second pilot, crew of nine, we really had a loadin "I went ahead and landed near rocking my PBY. Seven fortresseswere to me.

Ensign Gordon Gustafson of Penn- my PBY. The water was rough, him, expecting the Jap destroyersall above me, I went in and "I rushed down to the seaplane
sylvania. He got out 10 minutes and we bounced around quite a the time to begin shooting. The spotted the carriers, and the Fort- ramp and found 20 PBY's on fire,"

after the plane sank. The BPY bit. They all got aboard however, man was still in his 'life raft, resses bombed them from 12,000 I Lt. Wolfe continued. "We got the
was Just about under water when and one boy who had a gash on his floating under a wing of my PBY, feet. As I was returning to my 150 caliber machine guns out of
he hopped out. I leg was so glad that he sat down when I saw one of our P40 escorts base the Army was still over the them and set them up using them
"We had inflated rubber life. and cried as soon as we got into go into the water a half target;: : on the Japs when they came in to

boats and climbed into them" Lt. I the air. mile ahead. I figured one of the The night before the U. S. car- strafe and bomb again. Their

Wolfe continued. "We drifted until I "They weren't the only passengers Jap destroyers hit him. I left the rier HORNET (October 26) went first stick of bombs hit about 100 .
sunrise and were barely able then I had, either. I had picked upa first man floating there and went down, Lt. Hoffman was in another' yards from me. I crawled into a
to make out the island of Baraku pilot. Lt. Richard Teich of Phil- and picked up the pilot who had striking force that also was hunting I big excavation in the middle of

25 or 30 miles away. We started adelphia, whom a Zero had shot just been shot down. Then I turned for Jap carriers. "I discovered tha field. In 15 minutes another
rowing:, expecting to make the island down, and his Marine Sergeantwho around and came back and got nothing until about midnight," he wave of Jap planes dropped a big
by sunset. Instead we madeit had jumped too soon over the other boy, tearing away for recalled. "I had two 500-pound stick of bombs right in our han-
the following night. It was a Munda and had caught his foot in home as fast as I could go. The bombs and two torpedoes and or- gar. We were safe, however. We
tougher Job than we had figured the plane's elevators above the destroyers didn't fire at me, and ders to glide bomb if I saw Jap had seen they were trying to bomb
on. Finally we landed on the island ankle, cutting it off However he we didn't see a single Jap planeall carriers. On the way back from the hangar so we got the hell out
at sunset. It is nothing but a parachuted down and landed in the way home." the Stewart Islands, another PBY of there before they hit it.
boats him pilot spotted a Jap cruiser. He "There was a conference of pilots -
volcanic reef, and our cap- the water. The pilot pulled
Lt. Hoffman born in Au-
sized as we went in. Nevertheless ashore on the island, and the natives was carried out his orders, to sock the right away, and we were told
rora, 111., June 6, 1912, and was
Jap and then 20 miles we were going to Pearl Harborthe
we got ashore all rightThere thought he was dead. They go away
graduated from West Aurora High and report. I got his next day. All of our planes
inhabitants the messageand
were no on applied a tourniquet to his leg and
School and the of
island. saved his life." University went in at 5,000 feet to do had been lost but there were quitea
Southern California, in 1937. In some glide bombing of few PBY's left at Pearl. All
my own.I
"It rained a lot the first night Lt. Hoffman's story was getting the spring of 1938, he enlisted in
saw the wake of the Jap ships flying boat pilots were pooled Into .
we were there, so we were able more interesting, and more things th Navy at Long Beach and won below but clouds and a strong rain one big squadron for patrol duty
to catch drinking water in our happened as he went along with his pilot's wings at Pensacola in kept me from striking for two "From then until January 15,
rubber boats and out of holesin his interview in his at I
hangar September 1939. For two years he hours' 1942, I flew night patrols from
the rocks The following Jacksonville. flew out of the Panama Canal "Just after 3 a. m., It clearedup Hllo. I went back to Kan* ohe

morning we got hungry and "Thus, on that one flight, we and I "spotted MY: Jap ships I. again and stayed there until May
went fishing with rocks.e I were ('arr'ln'oUe: and his and started gliding down from I I 15. Until June 10, I was on patrol -
would load our arms with rocks crew of 10, Teich and the Ma- Quiz Contest 1,000 feet. I saw a big carrier I I between Hawaii and Midway,
and wade out Into water about a rine. We got them all back to and dropped' my bombs! from to within 100 miles of Midway, 'ill.
foot deep Fish were swimming Guadalcanal all right." ANSWERS 1,500 feet but they fell slightly but never contacted the enemy. ,,

around there, and we would hockthem "Four Army boys had been am- astern. The cruisers were shoot- After the Battle of Midway I was ': ,

with the rocks. We killed bushed on an island four miles (QUESTIONS ARE PRINTEDON Ing AA to the stern<<, of my TOY. on patrol out of there, tor-'.1JfJt

about a dozen that way. south of Guadalcanal," he related, PAGE 3.) I pulled up and left and sent In weeks. Then I was senttothe' .
"Several American and Japanese "and they needed blood plasma. I 1. 33. a contact. Fiji Islands and to Guadalcanal: ",

planes flew nearby, but we flew into a bay near their outpost, 2, Minnesota Gophers, Georgia "The next day, I told a fellow. for night bombings of the: aps'ori' ;:II{+
Bulldogs, Princeton Tigers and pilot who was going out on the :Munda and Vila Plantation: .. \ '
California Bears. same mission Lt. Atwell, how I "I was scouting out of Guadal-' .
Seaweed As Food Don't Laugh Far 3. True. had missed the Jap carrier and canal one night when I 'saw a '

I 4. Rabaul. cautioned him to be careful not B-24 circling a rubber boat on
5. A good part of the equatoris to undershoot a Jap ship as I the ocean. I knew I it was a P-38
laps Get Needed Vitamins From It on land, and not very good sail- had done. The next night, he sanka pilot whom the B-24 had been

; ing; and the north star, from the Jap cruiser, dumping two bombs escorting to Guadalcanal. I circ-

Japanese military diet is simple nouncement, also used a considerable -; equator, would lie exactly on the right behind its stack." led them and requested Henderson
The Army awarded Lt. Hoffmanan Field to send out rescue planes, as
but adequate according to a recent amount of dehydrated food, horizon and it would be impossibleto
see it. Air Medal for rescuing the two my PBY was heavily loaded. I

ment,Navy based Department upon a study announce-of foods and vitamin pills of good qualitywere 6. The Navy limits the width of P-40 pilots mentioned in a pre- circled for six hours, and my gas .

captured after the enemy evacuated provided to offset dietary warships because they must be vious incident. was getting low so finally I sat
Kiska. deficiency in some instances. able to pass through the locks of Lt. Hoffman has been stationedat down and picked up the fellow in

And seaweed as a food has its Rice issued by the Japanese for the Panama Canal. Jacksonville since May 1943. He the boat.
values. It was found to containa military use is of very good qual 7. (e), the four stars on his and his wife, the former :Miss "To make way for him in the

goodly percentage of riboflavin, ity. Dried onion, taro root, peas, shoulder straps. Frances Keenan, of Aurora Ill., weight load, we had to throw 26
a most important vitamin usually beef stew, condensed milk, hard 8. The grass would still be live at 4611 Blount street, Jack- I cases of beer overboard. We had

obtained from milk and meat, tack and even candy were among green, of course. sonville.Lt. 113 men and all their gear aboard.
which were not always availableto the other foodstuffs discovered an I 9. Calais. Wolfe is a native of Pomona. The pilot we rescued was a Lt.
the Japanese. being used by the Japanese sol 10. Volga, Jewish, Interior, I Calif. 'lIe was born there on Dorr of the Army, and we tool: ,
The Japs, according. to the an- dier. I France. < ebruary 4; 1920. He left Pomona him to Henderson Field."


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xml record header identifier 2008-10-20setSpec [UFDC_OAI_SET]metadata oai_dc:dc xmlns:oai_dc http:www.openarchives.orgOAI2.0oai_dc xmlns:dc http:purl.orgdcelements1.1 xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.openarchives.orgOAI2.0oai_dc.xsd dc:title Jax air news.dc:subject Air bases -- Newspapers. -- FloridaNewspapers. -- Jacksonville (Fla.)Newspapers. -- Duval County (Fla.)Newspapers -- Floridadc:description Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.dc:publisher s.n.dc:date February 5, 1944dc:type Newspaperdc:format v.dc:identifier (OCLC)579555 (ALEPH)sn 95047201 (LCCN)dc:source University of Floridadc:language Englishdc:coverage North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- JacksonvilleUnited States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville.North America -- United States of America -- Floridadc:rights All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida