Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: March 30, 1944
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville -- Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Coordinates: 30.235833 x -81.680556 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Publisher: Holt Pub. Co., <1971-1979>; ADD Inc., <1993>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 24 (Sept. 18, 1952).
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
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VOL. 2, No 2 I 30 March, 1944

-' An Activity of the Naval Air Operational Training Command



: Three Decorated Capt. Extends Best Wishes To Air News I Movie AttendanceOn

,. For Gallantry In Upon Occasion Of Initial Anniversary I This Station .

Action With FoeLieut. Million
Captain Arthur Gavin, commandant of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, today extended the Yearly .

( Jg ) George J. Seel, following comment to the JAX AIR NEWS upon the occasion of the first anniversary of the Sta-

fighter pilot who already holds tion newspaper.
the Air Medal, and Naval Air- "On this, the first anniversary of the JAX AIR NEWS, the Station newspaper, I Survey Shows That

crewman Harold F. Heard, ACRM, i take this opportunity of extending sincere congratulations on the accomplishments Talkies Rank High .

who already holds the Distinguished : of the
i past year.
Flying Cross and a special letter As Favorite Hobby
of commendation from the captain I "A Station newspaper plays an important part in the upbuilding of the morale of

of the USS Enterprise, were the officer and enlisted personnel. For a paper in its infancy, so to speak, the JAX It was too near pay day for

awarded a gold star in lieu of a Mac to go to town, his favor
: AIR NEWS has done an excellent job in the past 12 months.
second Air Medal and a Presidential ite hobby, so with nothingelse
"Cooperation is: the key to success and eventual victory over our enemies. Teamwork
Unit Citation respectively during to do and
Inspection ceremonies held on the land, sea, and in the sky has brought many victories to our armed forcesin no money to

., Saturday morning at the Jacksonville recent months. Unity of effort at land bases is vital to the success of attempts to I it with, he goes to a free
movie on the Station. And he
1 Naval Air Station.Receiving keep our armed forces across the seas supplied with the implements of war necessaryto I must have liked it because lie
the Heart at
: Purple I
; the same ceremony was Chief final victory."In keeps coming back for more.

\i Steward Castor C. Torres, a native behalf of the "JAX AIR NEWS I bespeak the cooperation of officers and enlisted I Attendance at the four inenia

.T; of Luzon Island in the the the centers aboard this Station reaches
; Philippines personnel of this Station in making newspaper a greater success in ensuing

-.fit-yr; who Joined the Navy in 1912 in 12 months, and I extend to the JAX AIR NEWS my heartiest wishes that the yearly amazing, according total to a of 1,126,178 by
4 Olongapo, P. I. Tho awards were survey
.-ti ... made by Capt. Arthur Gavin, air through the upbuilding of morale, it will play an even more important part in the the Jax Air Tews."

,.f.J. station commandant. victory that is: to come." Free pictures is the Navy's "se

': ,. ...w '- According: to Lieut. Seel's citation cret weapon" against. boredom
.. he was awarded his second among sailors here who don't know
, !::1 5x Air Medal for displaying "un- ----- i what to do with themselves off
Red Cross Drive Crewman Recalls
.;t flinching determination and outstanding Holy Week duty and the popular attendance

...... marksmanship in shootIng aptly demonstrates its value as a
;.1 down two enemy fighters in Services I morale liftci.
t. On This Station Sinking Of Juneau I
..li 1 \", flames" while escorting bomber The NATTCer er filmhouse

',.)' strike on the Jap base at Kahili i I Holy Week IWMIOM will be plays before 59,631! fans monthly .

.'1 on July 18 of last year. Lt. Seel conducted at the Station's I III'rotf''itunt Rescued Survivors for a total of 715,608 ;yearly.

":; ,, a native of Maplewood, N. J", received Gathering SpeedThe Chapel[ beginning '! : The Main: Station movies draw
.-., his first Air ::\tetlat'several :Monday and continuing through I 3' ,1.J8 Sailors and :Marines per

;K '. months ago for shooting down two I American Red Cross headquarters I' l'rlday, Comdr. It. R. :Marken, The United States cruiser JUN- month, or 385,770 annually.
.' t Zcros definitely nnd adding two here last week' sent out Senior Chaplain, announced.I EAU, sunk in the defense of. Student Officers Auditorium

,', more probables'durin;:- a big aerial an SOS for financial help--and The services will be held at Guadalcanal in November '42, has attracts 5,500 monthly, for a total

battle over the Russell Islands true to tradition the Navy came I 1930: each e\enlng. Special I: gone down in history as the shipof of 66,000 a )f'8r.

Chief Heard, of Indianapolis.Ind. to the rescue. I services will be arranged on the five Sullivan brothers of And the U. S. Natal Hospital
., receded the Presidential Waterloo, Iowa, who met death in
Naval personnel and civilian em- :Monday, Tuesday and \\etlnes- films are seen bj 4,900 a month
.,Jo1 Unit Citation for i.er\I<'e aboard ployes of the Navy responded to I I 1 day nights with preaching andspecial that great naval vattle. or 58,800 over "a period of li

the U.S.S. Enterprise: from December the Red Cross War Fund Cam- I I i. "' music In keeping with Virgil C. Wilson of Beaumont, month

1 )-: 7, '1911! to >ember li, I sign': appeal and the cash collec- : the general theme of the Lord's Texas, Aviation Machinist Male'' More Naval personnel attend
.,; JOI:. During that time the fapious I last third class and movies! here than all
" tion jumped from $2,800 last week of his earthly mlnMry. I now a plane cap- other enter-
\A: ;-.0 carrier participated ninemajor Thursday to $7,413 today. : tain of a flying boat squadron at tainment features combined, ten-
t. battles 1 and raids, liuliidIng ;i C'oiiimiiiiion services 1 will beobsened this Station, always will remem-
4l;, f' the Battle of Midway, the The Main Station to date has : I 'J'hurl'lay evening and ber the sinking of the Juneau be- fold.Singing the praises of the moviesas

.: .. l' Tokyo raid the occupation of I turned in $2,408 followed by on Good ),'rhla,. the choir will cause he played a prominent partin I a top attraction is Comdr. Edward -
.1. Guadalcanal and tho Battle of NATTCenter with $1,970, NavalAir II
; r render an aster cantata "The the rescue of five of its sur- Mahan Malnside Welfare
:: Ii- (lie Solomon brands.Throughout Gunners School with $1,601, Cru<'lflt'ation," by John Stalner.NATTC \ivors. Officer. He has played a prominentrole
NAAS Green Cove with
these engagements .
, ". '- ---- in promoting the motion
-, I Cecil with The Texas sailor a Natal air pic-
$750 and NAAS Field
,: Chief Heard served as radioman-
ture entertainment here and the
and mechanic, served in
Dauntless dive born $683. A number of departments are gunner
; gunner in a I attendance
Civilians warrants his
the Pacific with a of support.
ber. He won the DFC for the Battle still unreported including the large squadron The four Station shows beat the
))1'atallnal that
i : of :Midway where he and his A & R unit on the Mainside, and *! specialized !| civilian
in and work and theatres to the gun on new
pilot Lieut. Comdr. J. R. Pen- the figure is expected to mount rescue patrol
F 1 First To Reach occasionally did night bombing.It pictures and often get new films
1 land, dropped a 1,000 pound bomb considerably.
here before
they releasedin
.. was 50 miles off San Cristobal are even
.. squarely on the deck of a Japanese However with the war becoming Island New York or Hollywood. Con
on November 20 1942,
Heard carrier and Shortly Comdr.after Penland this Chief were more bitter and bloodier the 100 Per Cent a.s he recalls, that the pilots and I tracts with all the major motion
lied Cross services\ oversea need picture the
the bow companies assure Navyof
two and gunner sighted a life
shot down and spent days I
more money than ever before One hundred raft about the a wide selection of new shows.
cent bobbing
participation on sea.
life raft before they
a night on a War I I
and the War Fund Campaign However the is
buying Bonds under making
,were picked up by an American in The raft, as it turned out, contained -
here has been extended through the Navy Payroll Savings Plan is five heavy inroads on the movie indus-
destroyer 7 April. The extension i i. exIKX'ted i surviving seamen from try and the draft has taken
_' The Purple Heart was awardedto the record set by civilian employes; the sunken JUNEAU. They had many
to afford men and actors and technicians
many of NATTC. while film
Chief Torres for injuries re- : been adrift for seven days, with
women who are ]Mild on the list i itself is curtailed due to the Army
reived aboard the USS Lexington This perfect mark '\\'a8'reached very little food, except for the
during the Battle of the Coral Sea [ and 5th of April an opportunityto I for the first time &a the result of I small supply dropped by another and Navy needs As a result, the
contribute to the Ked Cross motion
In the Navy for 32 years, Torres a recent bond drive, and it gives plane. i picture companies are producing -
'.z has spent 21 years on active duty.. Captain Arthur Gavin, Com the civilian personnel at the Train- I The PBY circled over the life fewer shows this year than
mandant of the Station is serving ever before and it is
most of it at sea aboard the USS I ing Center a higher percentage raft, and the pilot decided to makean increasingly
: Lexington, Saratoga Utah and as honorary chairman of the than any other NATTC station. In I open sea landing despite the difficult to book all new movies

Pittsburgh. Eligible for retirement' Red Cross War Fund Campaign. addition, the average bond invest- I apparent hazards of 10 and 15-foot here daily. Unlike civilian the- ,

In 1912 Chief Torres elected to"I Comdr. R. R Marken Senior ment is high, being over 13 percent swells. atres which run shows for a week,

l remain on active service Continued On I'Aft Four of the total civilian payroll. I "It was a case of over one and the Navy changes its attraction
i -- --- dally and it will
This figure is brought up to near-I: under two," said Wilson, referring resultingly be necessary -

:. '_ Duo Win Awards At Mainside ly 20 percent when cash sales are : to the high seas that day. "The along with to present the some old shows
new here In
included according to C. K. I.e- PBY wasn't damaged however, I ones
paige.. Jr., chief clerk of the !I' and we taxied right up to the raft, future.
y NATTC Central Administrative I bringing it under the starboard j i However, the show must go on

.' d Oft'ice. | wing. One man walked out on the I and the Welfare Departments Intend
to 'em
keep coming. The free
" :.: Mr. Lepaige initiated and supervised wing and tossed a line to the men movies are for
paid by Welfare
the bond campaign which in the raft, to keep them from funds, which in turn are accumulated .
had the endorsement of Capt. J. B. i drifting."I from
F lynch, Commanding NATTC. had been manning the ma-!I|'I The movies have no entertain-profits.
in the
Military at the Train- guns starboard blister : ment .
personnel: ," he '', equal and the fact that attendance
"and from there.
Center also has outstanding
an is
so many times In excess
I I tossed them
another line I
bond record. Lieut (jg) K. E and of the Station personnel

Wilson, War Bond officer, an- i pulled them over to my side then : strength is proof tha-i pictures,
helping into the
nounced that 91.6 percent of all PBY. They like cigarettes are habit forming.
sailors and marines at were In pretty bad shape from ex-
the Centerare They keep coming back for
purchasing bonds on the Navy posure and plenty glad to be res-i _. i<
cued. We took them to Tulagf," '! -
1 Allotment Plan to the extent of -
tL In another ct
i I" 8 per cent of the total payroll. adventure near Planes Carry Mail
This exceeds the 90 Guadalcanal, Wilson and the PBY |
percent standard -
on which he To Lee
for military activities! established rode as mechanic- and CecilAn
gunner had a close call. It i
L "W Navy. by the Secretary of the early in January, 1943. The was big'I air "Yard Mail" service M

flying boat was attacked by three'' maintained between the Main Sta
xCapt. Jap Zeros. I i tion and Lee and Cecil Field

Johnson "It was right off j Planes operate to and from the
U. Assumes the Texan related. Guadalcanal/I VM Hangar on the following
attacking a U. S. convoy, and wo
Opa-Loclca Command could see their bombers peeling off I I !.*,,,I' ArrivaVM

MIAMI. to drop their bombs. Our Hangar (0'S)) Lee' Field it 1)115 l ; l
__ 'Ia.-Capt. Leon W. plane was
__ I Lee Field at OU< Cecil Field at IW5
Johnson USN, a veteran of 18 i pretty well shot up but our ships Cecil Field at 1000 VM Hangar at 1015, .
/Lieut IJgl George See) 'left fighter pilot and Chief Petty years Naval service, has succeeded ; gave us a hand with a heavy barrage VM Hangar at 1400 Lee 1'lelrt it Ill's!

I )ffleer Harold F. Heard naval air'(-rewman arr congratulated by Capt Capt H. D. Felt as Commanding of antiaircraft fire that drove I i Cecil Le Field Field at at 1110 1300 Cecil VM Hangar Field At at III1 ISlt:

Aitliui Gavin ,commandant, after recel.tng awards at this' Station Officer of the Naval Air Stationat the Japs away." i I Naval Air Gunners School wilt

during Inspection ceremonies Saturday. Lt. Seel got a :old Star in Opa-Locka. Wilson la 22 years old and a pick up and deliver air "Yanl

llou of a second Air Medal while Chief Heard got the Presidential ,I I Capt. Felt has been called to native of Dayton, Texw.:; Ills moth- ) Mall" at Cecil Field at 0915 and. .

i Unit Citation for service aboard the USS Enterprise. i I I Washington for a new assignment C..lht,nil O. r..t' Fonr 1115..J't \ I

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Two 30 March, 1944

I 14 Members Of Famed" Black Cat" Squadron On Station II I I The Inquiring I I I

Eight former pilots and six enlisted -! -

patrol men squadron of the, famed whose Black record Cat of "J3/ac/c/ / Cafs" On Duty At This Station Now I Reporter I.'

successful-night operations againstthe
Japs around Guadalcanal and QUESTION: yol nve
Munda has just been released by
the Navy Department, are now on any pet superstition or any
duty at the Jacksonville Naval Air good luck charms

Station. ANSWERS:

The pilots, now operational ROBERT WATSON MM2c:
training instructors, are Lient. I "Three on a match brings me bad
William L. Pack, Lieut. (jg) Moreno luck. Every time I've smoked on
J. Caparelli, Lieut. (Jg) William 1i FI three on a match something has
W. Gardner, Lieut. (Jg) \K happened, and.bad."
James L. Smith and Lieut. (jg)
EARL DOUGLAS, S2c: "My girl
of VPB2.2,
C. McKinney,
Joseph i
'55'j gave me one of her garters when I
and Lleut. Norman E. Pedersen : L:4J As
Lieut. Norman F. Bockelman and left, and I've" worn it on my wrist

Lieut Roger M. Wolfe, Of VPB2-1 n'7 ever since.
The six enlisted men, now all y -? PFC. FRANK PALLADINO,
chiefs, are James C. Landry, CarlR. Marine Corps: "I bend the four
Cavitt and Henley M. Hilburn, d I t corners on a two dollar bill w henex .
of VPB2-1, Gerald Coyle of VPB22 er I get one. I don't know why,
and William P. Dunn and Eu t yP but I just don't like 'em.'

gene Ritchie of VF-4. PFD: WILLIAM SAMARATI,
The flack I Cats, named altt'rtht'lr
Marine time
Corps: "Every a
all-bLuk Catalina patrol blonde walks in front of me it
the first PBY .
plants, were
changes my luck, for better or for
squadron to carry on night combat worse"
operation Flying from
Guadalcanal from December, DONALD RAY, Sic: "I have A

1942, until May, 1943, their main couple of charm items, a pair of
dice. time I threw these .
jobs were to answer the ap'i' Every particular
"Washing Machine Charlej" by dice I win. Peculiar, ain't

keeping a constant all-night harassing if'
attack going against en- BURLEY WEIMER, AMM3c:
enemy forces' on Munda, and to "It's good luck for me to walk under .
spot and track the Tokyo Express a ladder. It just is; I just never
that kept trying t the "groove" just northof under one." 4

Sa\o Island In an effort to EUGENE FELDER, S2c: "I'mnot
reinforce J;lp troops In the Solo- I II superstitious, but it aorta
mons. I worries me just a little when a
The Cats, who had the official i Ten former members of the "Black Cat" patrol squadron line up before a PBY at this Station where black cat crosses my path. Also I
designation VP-12, also partici- i they are now on duty. They are left to right standing: Lieut. Norman Bockelman. Lt I jg William have a good luck charm, a four-
pated in night bombing and torpedo Gardner. Lieut Roger Wolfe Lt. Je) Moreno Caparrelll and Lieut William Pack. Front row left to right leaf clover that my brother gave
attacks around Bougainville : are: Chiefs Carl Cavitt, William Dunn Henley Hilburn. Gerald Coyle and James Landry. Missing from me to keep when I came in the
and Tonolei Harbor, and on several : the picture, but also stationed here are Lieut. Norman Pederson, Lt. (Jg) Joseph McKinney, Lt. (jg) Navy."
occasions directed the fire of James Smith and Chief Eugene Ritchie. i
naval vessels against Jap shore I __ RICHARD TRUDEAU ARM3c:
installations.One piloted by Comdr. Clarence I"Walking under a ladder is bad
of the oldest squadrons in I O. Taff, squadron skipper, Help Us Make Your Paper "Tops"With luck. I walked under one when I
was a kid, fell and hurt
the fleet, VP-12 was based on the Lieut. Cyrenus L. Gillette and my arm,
Hawaiian Islands for the first year I Lieut. Hadley M. Lewis. In the this edition the JAX AIR NEWS passes the first and haven't walked "under one If
I could it since.
of the war. leaving for Guadal- attack two direct hits were madeon milestone of a life which started with the publication of the help
canal via the Fijis in November, a destroyer and the vessel I MARIE FORBES, S2c: "I weara
initial edition on Thursday 1 April 1943. If, during that
then chief little wooden
1942. Lieut. Gardner, a was left burning. Lieut. Gillette I crane. The fellow
machinist, was first pilot on the has been awarded the DFG for period of 12 months, we have contributed something: to the who sold it to me said it would
first plane to arrive at Guadal the action. well-being of the Station personnel, and thus indirectly aided i bring good luck and it has."

canal. His plane commander was None of the Black Cats were the war effort, our work has been well rewarded. FAY STEARNS, S2c: "I don't

Lieut.Once Ray at the Tylutki.Canal, things happened battle casualties, but a number of This is YOUR newspaper. It is only as good, no better, like three on a match. I dunno"
fast. Almost immediately close calls were experienced, especially no worse, than you make it. While the staff of the JAX AIR why. I never thought about that

after arrival, Lieut. Gardner's by Lleuts. Pack and Wolfe. NEWS has endeavored to cover all interesting occurrenceson WALTER VENTERS, ARMSca
Lieut Pack had his close call while "I'm not superstitious but I believe

plane was sent out on a dumbo this consistent with the few
Station security regulations
attack four ,
of making a torpedo on five is my lucky number. I
the Army
hop to rescue crew an
B-17 that had been shot down bya enemy destroyers anchored off men involved in this work cannot see all, know all, do all. picked it when I was a kid becausemy
formation of 60 Zeros. The Fauro Island. As he winged over The Jacksonville Naval Air. Station embraces a lot of space, favorite race driver drove a

Flying Fortress had a crew of 10 into his dive, the torpedoes shifted and a great number of men. Things are happening every day. No. 5 car and" rve played it to win
and threw the plane out of con-
saved but ever
and was
every man Newsworthy items occur which we unquestionably never hear
only after a take-off by Lieut. trol.As JOE YOUNG, S2c: "I've never
Gardner with a total of 18 men the plane dove toward the about. Somebody knows about them, however, and that some flown in a Navy plane or been at:

aboard and with swells reachingup destroyers, Lieut. Pack managedto body should notify the Station newspaper in order that more sea yet, but if I do go up or out
to 12 feet get it under partial control be- complete coverage may be obtained. In that respect at least I'm going to wear my wife's high
The whole rescue mis*Ion took fore it hit the water, so only the I are a reporter on the Station newspaper.If school ring and carry a locket with
*i*: hour to complete, and wan hull was damaged With the destroyers some of my mother's hair."
carried out In enemy waters I keeping up a hail of fire I you know of anything which may be of interest please
near the ily-fortlfled and I at ranges of from 200 to 600 yards, tell us about it. Of course, for various and sundry reasons JAMES WEBB, BMlc: "I don'tbelieve
in that stuff. It's
patrolled base at Munda. Point. i he gunned the engines-and took which space does not permit us to elaborate, it is not always and the mostlyimagination lead
The Pity had a four-plane lightI I off again right in the midst of the way you
possible to use every item turned in. Selection of appropriateitems your mind.""
vessels. Jettisoning torpedoes -
escort. Jap
er That same night Lieuts. Tylutki I he brought the plane safely will have to be left to the judgment of the staff of the JFC. K. E. HELGEN, Marine

and Gardner took their Catalina on back to the Canal. No one was JAX AIR NEWS. Corps: "No I haven't. Hell, I don't

the Black Cats' first night raid on injured. However, on this, the beginning of the second year of the believe in it."
Munda. These raids were carried Lieut. Wolfe's close call came ED GRESTKO S2c: "It's all a
\, ,. JAX AIR NEWS we again urgently call it to your attention of "
each when he was forced to crashlandat case imagination.
out by three planes per night,
taking a solo two-hour shift!! over sea. Part of the plane sank Im- that you have it within ;your power to make your Station FRANK CAMM, Sic: "I'm a fa
the target. Although attacked regularly -I mediately to a depth of about 10 paper more interesting than it has been in the past. I talist."
by Jap AA not a single feet, and the crew had to climb It is traditional of Americans that they want to be the' DODE MULLIGAN, AMM3c: "A'
Black Cat was hit. I out under water. Muster was calledon shamrock is all I need for luck,
world the field of
still-floating wing and it best. Be it in the business sports, or just Mac"
of these attacks /!
The main
was to keep object the Japs harassed I was found that a lieutenant Junior plain everyday fun, we want to be tops. Call it competitive TWILA REEB, Y3c: "I have a

and awake, but an occasional!! direct grade, Gordon D. Gustafson, was spirit if you will, but it is the thing which is beginning to couple I call good luck charms. Oneis
bomb hit on an ammunition missing. bring us victories from the tropical isles of the South Pacificto a little white dog on a key ring;
dump, a runway or a bivouac area I Suddenly he appeared. Knockedout clad of Italy. chain. It was given to me by a boy.
the peaks
added to the satisfaction that VP- I in the landing, he apparentlyhad snow The other-well, I won't tell you
12 got out of its assignment.It I, been' in an air bubble in the We want to have the best Station newspaper in the land. about that one."
was during one of these night navigator's compartment, and had We're trying mighty hard to make the JAX AIR NEWS recognized CHARLES E. TANNER AMlc:

raids on Munda that Lieutenant come to, only to find himself 10 as such, but without YOUR help we're going to be "13's my lucky number I had ita
Pedersen bombed the Japs for what feet under water and still in the wall. in my paynumber, it was my room_
la believed to be the first time in I plane. He got out safely throughthe up against a number, and my laundry number.
the year 1943. Flying the patrol blister, but still doesn't know I Thus, at the beginning of our second year, we're not handing MARIE MOELLER S2c3

r that was scheduled to secure at Just how he managed it. The I ourselves any bouquets for what may have been accomplished "Three on a match is my pet. I

: 2400, December 31, 1942, he saved whole crew was rescued from an in the last 12 months. That is past history. Whatwe dunno why. I am. It's just not good
a 500-pound bomb, a flare and island four days later. luck, that's all."
up their entire timeon want is a better paper in the future, and with the help of
: Throughout
24 empty beer bottles which he SUSAN WALDHOFF, Y3c: 1
dropped on Munda at 0001 to introduce Guadalcanal, the pilots of all enlisted personnel and officers on this Station we can have one about bobbyplns. If you

the New Year in proper VP-12 had a real-life black cat make YOUR paper the best of any published at any naval see one, pick it up or you'll lose a
f: fashion. mascot. Picked up In the Fiji he establishment in the good old U. S. A.CPO'S friend. I have others, too, but-"
; The other principal task of the flew on many of the squadron'scombat PFC. WILLIAM MAHONEY-
fk Black Cats was to keep a night missions, and was the which everybody is welcome, is Marine Coqsi'm: t-sU

eye peeled for the Tokyo Expressthe basis for its Insignia.returned When to this the Are UrgedTo scheduled for Tuesdays and Fri- perstitious. If something Is going;
i $ Jap convoy that tried to Black Cats i to happen, it's going to happen. No
In June, 19(3 their mascot days while Saturday nights have
: sneak reinforcements and supplies country superstition is going to stop It"
1, through to the Nipponese troops was turned loose in San Attend Club been set aside for dances. Only ED GONZALES, S2c: "It's all -
,g r- around Guadalcanal. On this pa- Francisco members and their guests will be a matter of mind."
'," trol, there was a regular circuit By the time VP-12's combat record admitted to these dances which JOE C. KRISCH, Y2c: "I don'tbelieve
the Cats followed, flying low over was brought to a close, manyof And Meet MatesThe cost 50 cents a person in picking up a comb. 1C
, the water, and keeping a sharp the pilots had completed more Regular games and entertaIn- you drop one and pick it up It'll
watch for anything /suspicious! than 15 missions' and more than Chief Petty Officers' club ment are always available, the an- bring you a disappointment, unless
Each circuit took about three 150 hours of night flying over extends a cordial Invitation to all nouncement said. Acey Ducey, you step on it first or have some
I hours ,and three Circuits: per night enemy territory. All told more CPO's on the station to visit "the Cribbage and Billiards are always one else pick it up."
": constituted a search. than 300 combat missions had been club" anytime in the near future accessible as well ae a large radio EDGAR PIERCE, S2c: "Super
During these searches the PBYs flown.In and meet their shipmates.In and a juke box. stitious? Well, not much but I
I would cooperate with PT boats recognition for the valuable making this announcementCPO The CPO club is located on Allegheny whistle when I walk past a gravyard .
and other units of the Navy After service rendered by the Black Cats club officers released a list avenue, near the North walk around the block to
sighting the Express, the Cats the Navy Department has awarded of the activities planned for the gate, last street to the left as you avoid a black cat, dodge ladders,
""' radio its position/! track Itt their skipper, Comdr. Taff, the
would leave the station and the first
entertainment of Its members. Be- as and I happen to have a four leaf
Merit and members of
L and bomb it until naval units could Legion of ,
t the squadron one DFC, 19 Air ginning this week steak dinners you come on. clover and a girl's silk stocking;
arrive.The most successful bombing I Medals and ten letters of commen- will be served\ at one dollar per I SE.rr but outside of that I'm not super
I attack was carried out by threefJ. dation. person. Open House Dingo, to Join the Americas H*<1 Cr* tt stitious."




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,Tarawa Vets With. NAOTC Highlights FromHeadlines "Grand

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y Past 12 MonthsThe

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JAX AIR NEWS is ,one

":, ., year old with thin Issue." Follow .
, ing are some of the condensed"
" highlights of each edition of the
'l J paper since It was first publishedon r .r y yt
y \ s 1 April 1013.
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> 1 April 1913

The "Jax Air News" first official -

I Station newspaper to be pub- x

lished by the Jacksonville Naval ay t Y'
Air Station, makes its initial ap

pearance today. ..,
Station baseball team was scheduled -
to play Its first game In the r.
Jacksonville City League 11 April.It .
was announced that the Jack-
4+ a YY
sonville Naval Air Station would
play host to the graduating class
of the U. S. Naval Academy for
a 10 weeks' aviation indoctrination
course. V
8 April 1943'

More than $6OOO was donatedto
the American Red Cross by offi- :
cers, enlisted men and civilian per
; sonnel aboard this Station
Ji :: War Bond allotment programwas ak
r Jg ;
stepped up.
Just back from Tarawa and now on duty with the Naval Air Operational 15 April 1043

e Tralnirfg Command are the three Ventura pilots shown Plans were completed for Army-
above, all former members of the first squadron of land based bomb- Navy "E" ceremonies to be held on
ers to operate in the South or Central Pacific. The fliers shown above the Station 17 April
are. left to right, Lieut. Frederick A. McFarland, Seattle, Wash.: I Radioman David Morgan Heath
Lieut. Emmett P. Conlan, Attleboro Mass.. and Lt rig) Glen A Hargrave won his spurs In the San Angelo I l

Pensacola, Fla Air Field $1,000 War Bond
__ ______ __ I Army War
in I
Club by Investing $25,000 .'
II I Savings Bonds and an additional ':'tL
Tarawa VeteransAre I $21,000 In other government securities I "Being in the WAVES has been a grand experience for me. I've not

only learned a great deal about airplanes, but Shave also met people
d Lieut. Comdr. Charles Henri De I from all over the United States and Canada," remarked Margaret C.

Now On Duty Levis Mirepolx named CO of Bates, Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class, stationed here.
ing French here. Fight-I' "Mech" Bates works in the huge Assembly and Repair shop where

i! Eight units on Station she is an inspector in. the magneto shop_. of engine overhaul
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With NAOTC Here per cent In War Bond allotment'
campaign face Station boxers in smoker fea-

E Lieut. Frederick A. McFarland, I 22 AIrIl19&S ture.Lieut. EnsembleNATTC
Rear Admiral Ben Moreell presents Comdr. John S. Thach Spring
P. Conlan and Lt.
Lieut Emmett
Army-Navy "E" to Station says wade into the enemy and
:(Jjf) Glen A. Hargrave, now on builders. hit 'em point blank. MEMPHIS, Tenn.-

duty with the Naval Air Opera- QUESTIONS Marine Barracks leads league in Ten enlisted men from Station Sailors here are sporting new
tional Training Command, are all Station baseball. chosen to attend Navy's V-12 blue and white spring en
former members of the first squadron sembles.
Easter services in course.
1. Is a soldier say a private on Impressive
of land-based (Venturas) Navy Liberty uniforms for enlistedmen
10 June 1913
Station planned.
I duty at a U. S. prison camp, required chapels
bombers to in the Southor of the Naval Air Technical
operate to salute captured enemy otI Naval Air Gunners School is Rear Admiral A. B Cook wel-
Central Pacific. The squadronleft I ficers' first 100 per cent War Bond Sta- comes Annapolis class. Training Center Is! white un-
this country for the Pacific I tion In U. S. Lieut. Comdr. Roman G. Miller dress jumper with blue pants.
last and returned 2. In these well-known stories, It's something new, and the
zone spring 29 April 1913 of O&G promoted to rank of Com
which one has the largest numeralin change will be only for the
recently. mander.
A&R Jumps to top in intra-Sta-
the title the about the
Otuer former members of the tion baseball league. Seaman Guard leads intra-sta- month of April. After .May 1
squadron on duty with NAOTCare Bears, the one about the Muske Four sailors here members of tlon baseball league at halfway the regular bummer uniform all
teers or the one about
Lieut. John L. Genta and Lieut. six star war families. Thirteen mark. white, goes Into effect.
Joseph B. Dooilatl. I White? have four brother, In Service. Air mail goes through to nearby

This", wa the first bombingftquodron 3. A Naval summary court mar Seventy-three per cent of Station fields. Commander Braxton Rhodes who
tial Is ordered for the trial of of IT June 1013
under Bond detached for elsewhere.
to operate from Tara personnel sign was duty
fenses which the convening author Fighter pilots call Lieut. Comdr.
allotment plan. Prices reduced at Ship's Service.
after 1U U. S.force .
wa capture by "
ity may deem deserving of greater Thach "The Navy's ChennaultUse -
-*. Prior to that time the 0 May 1913 12 August 1943
punishment than he is authorizedto his tactics.Billy
squadron had participated In BuAer head lauds Station photo Captain Arthur Gavin named
inflict, but not sufficient to require Reed named director of
bombing niine-lajing and pa- trial by a general court mar lab for its program. Victory Smoker. commandant of the Jacksonville
trol operations In the Gilberts tial. True or false? Pvt. Don Evans hurls no-hit O'Donnell's no-hitter is high- Naval Air Station to succeed Captain -
area, flying from a base on game as Naval Hospital beats Stanley Michael, detached.
light of week in intra-Station baseball -
Funafuti. The squadron skipper, 4. The major league ball playersare Photo Lab in softball league. league. VPB meets A&R for Station

Comdr. t;. 1C. Sanders, did muchof going through their spring Three Lee Field aces get Dis Lt. Joy .Hancock, WAVE pion- softball championship
the aerial photography that training workouts now, which reminds tinguished Flying Crosses eer, to visit Station. 19 August! 1943
I us that Casey Stengel has Chief and Mrs. George S.
preceded the American invasionof 21 June 1913 Navy Stations V-12 candidatesat
the HUbert Islands. been replaced as manager of the Quimby set gardening pace with Lee Field
I Boston Braves. Who is his successor 'round production. Station to have War Bond Inde-
The Venturas of the squadron ? year pendence Day.Banking B. Q Smith hurls no-hitter for
I ItflS
specialized in low-level, "mast- May facilities to be established VPB2 in softball finals.
i :5. Herr Hitler, fearful of Rus- The Naval Air Operational
head" and glide bombing attacks aboard this Station. No football for NAS this fall.
on Japanese ships and shore In- sia's Red Army thrust into ,the Training Command began the sec- 1 July 1913 Vice Admiral Cook praises work
Balkans, has occupied neighboring ond year of preparing Navy fliersto of NAS.
stallations. One of the most no- Commander R. R. Johnson suc-
satellites. Two of the countries he meet the
enemy. Comdr. William O. Burch takes
table successes as far as shipping ceeds Commander William.James
has seized with Nazi Ens. VV. W. Llddell named
troops are was over at Cecil Field.
attacks were concerned was turned Mullins as executive officer aboard
Hungary and Bulgaria, but can you Educational Officer at the Recruit 26 August 1913
in by Lt. (Jg) Jack Polk, who, I the Station.
name their capitals Center NAOTC welcomes Rear Admiral
Insurance sales total $1,690,000
using depth charges, attacked
three Japanese auxiliary vessels, 6. What Is the largest city in Air Station Fliers seek fourth in 10-day period. A C. McFall, new chief, aboard.
sinking two and damaging the each of these states: New Jersey, consecutive win against the Car Annapolis grads all in Florida. Required physical training pro
of the Jacksonville City
California Ohio penters gram begins.
third Pennsylvania, Four groups here.
Tennessee and Maryland? Get League. Lieut. David R. Berry is awarded Call is out for boxers to enter
The chief raid a shore installation Fleener 'do die'
on Jap Lieut. staged or Station tourney.
three out of six ? second Gold Star for heroism.
took place on Christmas Jap hunt in Guadalcanal Jungle Six A&R civilian employes turn
Lieut. Perry L. Teaff Is presented -
Eye, when the squadron made an 7. If you were expecting a box -and he got his man. Air Medal by Rear AdmiralA. in award winning ideas
attack on a big enemy base from of nuts from home you wouldn'trece1'e Enlisted WAVES given chanceto B. Cook. 2 September" 1913
its base on Tarawa. Japanese anti- one of these: pecans, pinoc- become officers. 8 July 10t3 A&R wins over VPB2 for Sta-
aircraft chios, walnuts, pistachios, cashewsor 20 1913 tion softball title.
got one plane-the squadron May Semi-pro title beckons as NAS
filberts. Which does not be-
's only loss of the war-but Jap one Two no-hit games and a triple enters state tourney in JaxShip's Navy men given to 15 March to
in the box?
.airstrips and facilities were gUena long play were highlights of Station Company and A&R top file Income declaration.
thorough pasting. 8. The USS OLYMPIA-now a softball league. softball as playoffs near. 9 September 1913

Of the PV Ventura, a twin-en i relic-was Admiral Dewey's flag- Ensign Rahl maps out new ath- Nearly $30.000 Invested here in Captain William L. Erdmann
gined land based Lockheed bomber, I IUeut. : ship at Manila Bay True or false? letic program to put pep in 6-day July 4th War Bond buying wins Legion of Merit.

Genta says: "The PV was 9. If you travelled directly south I' WAVES' step. I drive. Station welcomes Tarmacs future -
wonderful. We were really able to I I from Detroit, what foreign land $1,617,500 more service insur 15 July 1913 aviation cadets.
thumb our noses at Jap fighters." i would you hit first Think twice on ance sold to men here. Air Station bank, branch of Bar- Recruit Center takes first in
After short periods of special this one. Capt. Joe Foss, 26 plane air-ace nett National, was opened for NAS qualification tests.
duty at this Station members of 10. Controversy raged recently was scheduled to appear In a series business 12 July Station fires opening gun in
the when Eire flatly refused a United of talks here. Fighting French unit observes third War Loan campaign
squadron are being
assignedto 16 1913
Nine NAOTC activities to be September
States request to eject German and I I Bastille Day.
an outlying NAOTC base where Japanese diplomats. Who is the used for Annapolis grads' air I 22 July 1913 Comdr. Thach had hand In planning ,,

t. ...._ theywill_act as.. Instructors.. Irish Prime Minister? course. Two groups coming June I Undefeated Fliers gain finals of : new Hellcats -
i 14 and June 23. State semi-pro baseball tourney. Naval personnel urged to travel
-.- ---- -.-, (ANSWERS ARE PRINTED ON Triplets, baby daughters of Ensign First WAVE Mechs Metalsmlths by ferry boats. i
.. PAGE 8.) and Mrs. S. A. Kimble, were here. Noted writers get look at WAVE '!
Navy Rail Program -":J\j, j baptized at St Edward's Catholic 29 July 1943 activities on Station.. i

T h u r s d a y-"Lucky BagVMIJK ," Fourth In Series Chapel Bus Jam to Jax relieved by new 23 September 1043 ;.
27 May 1943 Station ruling < French commander of nava\\
\ : 2030-2D35.: Musical ConcertsThe Rear Admiral Charles P. Mason Rear Admiral A. B. Cook praises forces visits station ,
rrldarv -"Navy News, UMAX Air Raiders prepare for clash
speaks at bandshell WAVES here for excellent and en-
1750-1755. Foss tells student pilots air thusiastic efforts with Ft. Benning
fourth in a series of Sunday Capt. '
Saturday "Navy Ulngs"UMAX afternoon organ concerts by Harold tricks he learned the hard way. Captain H. G Kinnard succeeds Station U number one again for

1000-1030. J. Weiss, SpWlc.( will be Olympic track star, Seaman Jean Captain Vernon H. Wheeler as buying bonds in August
Monday "tfavy News" given 2 April in All Saint's Chapel. Shlley Reps, assigned to Station. Supply and Accounting officer of New cafeteria for Navy1 pettOI1Jnel

\\'. AX. 1750.1735.Tuc4day"WlIgs. Guest soloist will be Margaret The first meeting of the athletic this Station. opens 30 in building 913 ,
Over America Young, RM3c, soprano. The program directors at stations under the Na- Spotlight focuses on WAVES September 1913: ,
," WJIIP, 21002130. will consist mainly of Len- val Air Operational Training Command stage show here. Raiders aim for second victory.
New ten and Easter music. was held at Melbourne. 5 August 1913 against MiamI. 1
I \VJAX, 1750-1755.: Everyone is cordially invited to 3 June 1913 Commander Etheridge Grant Heroes will appear in gigantic
attend these concerts. St. Augustine Coast Guard to named A&R: officer succeeding Continued oa p.e sesea ,


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Editorial Offices SAVES SHARE GASOLIN YOUR E sehar ini IJJt: t

Public Relations Office, Room 221 CAR Ne us andVieitfs framStatk>n
Administration Annex, Bldg 951. C .

Telephone Extension 8513 ,

The JAX AIR NEWS Is published weekly *t the U.
Naval Air Station Jacksonville Floilda. by the p bJ7 -
Relations Office at no expense to the government. Cople
are distributed free of charge to enlisted and other Nava
Personnel at the Naval Air Station the Naval Air Tech By COMMANDER R. R. MARKEN, (ChC), USN
ntcal Training Center the Headquarters of I AirOperational
Training Command Naval lfraerN Air Sta Approaching Easter our thoughts turn to GoO. "
Green Cove Springs. Naval Auxiliary Air Station
1Ion\\ Field I Naval Air Gunners' School the U. S. Navel Army and Navy files In Washington contain records ; .
Hospital and Naval Auxiliary Air l Faculties. Mayport. /yam. er. which reveal that on land .at sea, and in the x4w
air men In dire distress have prayed for Divine help :
Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFali. USN and have received it. Soldiers under fire pray open- ,
Chief of Naval Air Operational Training ]Iy. Sailors from torpedoed ships, aviators from

Captain Arthur Gavin USN. crashing planes floating adrift for weeks hold prayer

Commandant .. -- -- -'. .. ..--- meetings.
Jacksonville Naval Air Station Why should we be surprised at such actions Jt,
merely following the example of Washing
Captain Joseph B. Lynch, A-VG), VSNR. They are
Commanding Officer SAVE GASOLINE ton who knelt In the snow at Valley Forge to asl'
Naval Air Technical Training Center If God for aid.Whatever. _,
-t't\.E\ Jot SEv.-,., SHARE'(OUR. / perils may confront humanity, faith in
Captain John J. O'Malley (MC), USN. ", COME o "V CAR I a Power above and beyond ourselves can assert itself

U.? S. "agJ>J: t I r,2'1/ 1'll and dispel fears and doubt from our minds.

@ AP Johnny Connolly lay wounded on an island in the
Commander Edward E. I F o
Dolecek USN YAK
Pacific for ,
Commanding Officer P South seven suffering days.In .
Naval Air Gunners' School : a letter to his mother, he wrote: "Well, Mom,
U't titi l' I guess your prayers were answered. I was one t)
Commander William II. shtord, Jr.. USN, .
out of this
Commanding! Officer, of the lucky ones to get place alive. I
Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Green Cove Sprints think the only thing that brought me out was pray
er. That's all I did from the time I was hit on
Commander Samuel G. Mitchell, ,
Commanding Officer I Wednesday, July 7, until I was taken in on July 14."
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field God may be likened to an electric d'namo.Ve

Lieu!. Cot. Chester-Cwnt', USMC (Ret), can receive the power of this dynamo by attaching
Commanding Officer, ourselves to It by prayer; or we can prove it has
Marine BarracksLieut. no influence in our lives by refusing to attach our

V-t74 r selves to it by prayer. The choice'is ours.
CoLVllllam T, Evans USMC (Ret). nc
Commanding Officer Thus, as we come to E.uter,1et us walk again the
Marine Aviation DetachmentThe I pathway that leads to God. May v'e week before

Red Cross Drive Easter be one of prayer, devotion, worship. Attend
JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp) Newspaper: Service: Service Emblem Is
material. Republication of credited matter prohibited' On This Station I the services of your church be it Protestant, Cath-
without remission CNS. War" Department, 205 E. olic or Jewish.
42nd St., N. Y. C. Gathering Speed Given EmployeesThe

ronlinucd From Face One ; ;
Send Ballot Applications Chaplain, is executive chairman. award of the Navy's Bureau IF'Otller Papers I

I Plan of the Day carried a special of Yards and Docks' Meritorious _. _
You're in the service now and there is I message to Naval and civilian Civilian Service emblem to 13 em- All Gold Braid
ployes of two construction com-
personnel in behalf of the Red
only one way that ;you can vote in the coming (?ross. It said: panies handling contracts at this When Lt. Comdr. Ashby J. Badger was detached,

elections. That is by sending your War Bal- "The excellent work of the Station, recently was disclosed in from his duty here yesterday as Officer-In-Charge
American Red Cross is familiar to an announcement from the Station i lot the cadet regiment for service at sea, St. Mary's
lot to State of
your Secretary Its Given in recognition of the "ex I Pre-Flight lost a member of one of the nation's most
everyone. representatives are
State. (The state which is ;your home.) The on the firing line on all the far cellent services rendered over and I gold-braided families. Mr. Badger's father, the late-
fronts beyond those normally required in Carl A. Badger, was a brigadier general in the t
sooner the better because the election is flung battle of the world
'connection with their duties in the Army but four of the general's sons showed a pref- t
wherever American forces are em-
much closer than it may seem, and some- ployed. It is an institution of which naval construction program" the erence for the Navy and became graduates of the ':
emblem went to men employed by Naval Academy. Lt. Comdr. Badger has two brothers -,
times ballots be slow to arrive. I Americans and
may are proud one
the Hettrick Engineering Co, 20/2 and one sister who are officers in the Arm'fHE )'.-
The voting machinery as applied to serv- which all the royal personnel of Dennis Street, Jacksonville, and EAGLET, St. Mary's College, Calif.
I this Station can conscientiously I Wannamaker and Wells, Inc, of -
icemen has now been set by the .
up govern I consider it a privilege to con- Orangeburg, S. C, Salutes
ment. You will apply directly to your home I tribute. I In a letter to each: of the einploje Mayor AdmiralMayor
"Th IT R'. Naval Air StationJacksonville **, Vice Admiral Hen Mo- A. C. McCaughan, of COITUS Christi, ex.
state for a War Ballot and return it after :
has always stood reell, chief of the Bureau of tended his "heartiest congratulations" to Rear Adm.
you have filled it out. However, if your state high in its contributions to worthy Yards and Docks, declared' : "The C. P. Mason, NATO commandant, and to the "en-

doesn't have any provisions for your votingyou projects. In the present campaign Chief of the Bureau congratulates tire personnel of the Naval Air Station and the
of the Red Cross, it is urged that you upon jour outstanding Naval Air Training Center upon the remarkable
are then eligible to use the Federal bal- all hands consider the maximum performance and lojalty and ( record that has been made during the three years

lot, providing your state will accept it. donation. All hands are given an expresses his appreciation of the since the commissioning of the former."-THU
opportunity to make an Invest- example you have set for jour BEAM, NAS, Corpus Chrtetl.
It may sound complicated at first glance, ment In the work of mercy of this fellow workers In furthering the .

but it isn't quite as bad as it sounds, at least institution and in its healing of prosecution of the war on the Let It Stay

not for you. All you have to do is secure a shattered and broken bodies the vital Tht construction award was earned front." the 13 I Come down to earth. Don't let your religion get
working by
;War Ballot card application from divi- world overVith everyone I to Heaven yet. Take it with you on the way. Don'tmake I II
your men--eight from the Hettrick
together it is believed that the
sion officer, fill it out, have it witnessed by a contributions from this commandwill I gineering Co, and five from En-I I with it just an occasional sensation, let it stay consciousness
you throughout day, just as your
commissioned officer, and then mail it. No reach a total entirely in keepIng namaker and Wells Inc., of being one of a good family affects your

postage is required. From then on it is the with the fine spirit of loyalty working in of contracts Lieut. under the whole attitude in life.-DAYTON A DAUNTLESS.
cognizance Comdr. E. H.
of the officials to the ballotto that has been manifested by the _
.worry public get Thouren, officer-in-charge of con- i u -- -- ----
personnel of this command on all
you. struction at this Station.
former occasions. I AMUSEMENT CALENDAR .
If you want to-have something to say about Field Director Ralph Studebaker g.

who is to hold public office in the next four of the Kd Cross here expressed I Personnel WarnedTo I FREE MOVIES

years, critical years 'that may witness the his pleasure at the gathering I (Number after each show U playing date at Student
momentum behind the Halt Officers' Auditorium)
fashioning of after military victory I Speeding
peace ,
drive and said "I hope it keepsup I
Main Station Auditorium
you'd better mail that application out today, through 7 "A prll." The Increased All hands are reminded that the -
without delay. A lot of tomorrows may come tempo of the war has I speed limit for automobiles off the Today-"Road Star to .Happiness," John Boles and All-

before you ever think of it again. made it necessary for the Ked Station, both for civilian and Naval cast (2) "
Cross to triple Its quota of last personnel is 35 miles per hour. Sunday-"Shine on Harvest Moon Ann Sheridan,
-t lj M Dennis Morgan (3)).
year. The Jacksonville: Naval Air Reports have been received of (
Station contributed $8,000 to the speeding and reckless driving at Monday-"Lady, Let's Dance," Belita, James Elli

Give Generously{ lied Cross In 1913. the beaches on the part of Naval son ((4).
_______VrA personnel.All Tuesday-"Ladies Courageous," Loretta Young-,
You don't have to take our word for it ; hands are warned that Geraldine Fitzgerald LJonell Barrymore (5)).

just ask the men who have returned from Aircrewman Recalls Shore Patrol has been directed the to \\'ednesdaY-"A March. Star la Born," Janet Gaynor, Frederic

overseas. Sinking of Juneau, take the numbers of all cars driven I

They will tell you what a great aid and Rescued Survivors by Naval guilty personnel of speeding whose or recklessness driversare Today, 1800" 2000! -"The Heavenly Body," WilliamPowell

comfort the Red Cross is to every man wearing CoatiBaed from pate ODe and report them to the Yard and Hedy Lamarr. A riotous romantic

an American uniform. From them you er, Mrs. Rosa Wilson, lives at Officer. comedy with Powell's ..tar.gazlngantics as the

.will learn that Red Cross representatives Corley Street, Beaumont. His 18951, Driving while intoxicated will subject.
subject the driver to severe penalties Friday, Saturday 1800 2000--"Four Jills In a Jeep.
accompany our soldiers and sailors to the Bertha Mae, makes her home at
I Kay Francis, Carol Landis Mitzi Mayfair, and
Texas while her husbandIs
Liberty, ,
fronts to them solve their
fighting help per- in the service. 1 Martha Ray. A musical featuring Jimmy Dor-

sonal problems, whatever they may be. After graduating from Dayton Mess Cooks Advised aey's Orchestra and a galaxy of stars. The "FourJl11s"

Right now there is a drive on this stationto I Ugh School in 1938 Wilson worked make a front-line tour entertaining UncleSam's

collect funds for the Red Cross that as an ambulance driver, truck How To Obtain Mail boys.
so .
driver and service station attend Sunday, 1330, 1530, 1800 2000-"Up in Arms. Dan.
they can continue their noble work. You are ant before joining the service July I Arrangements have now been ny Kaye, Dinah Shore and Dana Andrews..

asked to give as much as you can, as much or 8, 1941, at Houston. He receivedhis made to assign men during their Kaye, a Broadway musical comedy tar, clicksin
tour of duty as mess cooks, to the his first picture. It's a one-man show but
as little as your conscience will let you. boot training at San Diego, I !
Commissary Division. Heads of a good one. '
Calif., and then was sent to the
There is no compulsion about this, of Aviation Metalsmith School at Seattle Departments, and offlcer-in-charge Monday, 1800, 2000-"Road to Happiness. John ...
course. But if you really understand the vital where he graduated l January of operational training units have Boles. An old picture with a good plot.

part that the Red Cross is playing in this 26, 1942. lIe has piled up between been directed to instruct all hands Tuesday, 1800, 2000-"Corregidor." Elissa Land!.

\ just as it has in all our warsthenyou 700 and 800 hours in the air and may in their be assigned department to or unit who Another replay that should still have. plenty
mess cooking of entertainment
will voluntarily give your share. But wears proudly the combat wings of detail to ask the Chief value. I
Petty Offi-
the Navy aircrewman and the Pa- Wednesday, 1800 2000-"Shine on Harvest :Moon. I
remember don't have much time left. cer in charge of the '
you cific theater battle ribbon. galley to Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Irene Manning :
iTJie jirive end? on 1 April, just two daysAWayT -..... which they are assigned for the and Jack Carson. The cinematic biography of t,
Box I Ivery
26 which they Nora Bayes. A Technicolor musical with some, :
Let'i' how that
we appre- DENVER, Cola (CNS-A lo- should use as a mail address. 4
ciate what the Red Cross has already done cal lady sent a check for $80.57to Personnel assigned to mess cook good production numbers. V

for our brothers in uniform. And let's be the tax collector here and on the ing detail are directed to advise OTHER ENTERTAINMENT,

cure; that they will have the funds to con- back of the check was the imprint their correspondents promptly of Main Side
of her and
lips. Literally figuratively their new mail address to avoid Saturday-Ship's Dance
tinue doing it when we ourselves are fight- she kissed. the dough good- at night.
there." confusion and delay In delivery of Tuesday, April 11-"Stop, Look Listen. USO Com-
ing somewhere "over bye. I their mail. edy revue '



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Any of you remember Robert Alfred ,Wilson AOM3c? He

use to be stationed at VPB2 ((2)) Ordnance, and left last Jan-

,, 'uary for overseas duty.

,.,, ;:. Now Wilson needs our help. While on duty here he lost a

sterling silver_bracelet near the vicinity of the VPB2 (2)
hangar; It has a lot of sentimental ----
,,, j value because it was given to him fold Foul play l III suspected
.:,y as a Christmas gift by his par .
ents, and naturally he is very In Boston all the theatres ha :especial
anxious to-recover it. You can rec- rates for men in uniform.
ognize it by the engraving. "IIOB- It coits a serviceman es cents in
KKT ALFRED WILSON, 855-16-07 the day time and only six cents \
VSN.A." on it.. more at night. 4 : 4.'< S
If of have found it, S
any you or
.now of its whereabouts, how I If you think you've got troubles, ..
getting in touch with me ? It I then you should be In the shoes of e 'S
:means a lot to Robert Wilson and I a huge steward's mate. He's so I
'. the receipt of this bracelet would I big that he has to have his dungarees I ..
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tailor made. The Navy has 5
. really boost his morale out there no
.4 where he's doing the fighting .. size large enough to fit his tremendous -

So, if ;you know anything about frame.* *
this how about giving me a ring
I' at the Public Relations Office The I Burnter Newman is the latest to
number is 8230. be put "on the pan" by the Post
r Office Directory "boys. According
I' The "tears" she by the boys to a ,"Voice Chit", received by : : tf
over at the Poet Office Directory this department, Burtner has been
named :
"Sinatra" Newman and is
must have liel|>ed. Their gray
reported to hare bten n boy so-
'ft Tomcat mascot Clarence reported
in a church back in Greensboro
:'r lost last week, hAil returned to the prano ; -
N. C.

i. Read Good I According *to the r latest. scuttle

Any butt Commander Shields, USNR,
the personnel officer, is supposedto w haY
Books Lately? be in receipt of a letter froman
irate mother. It seems that her
.y r son had been let out from the Reserves -

with a medical discharge t
because he seemed to be a little bit
on the subnormal side. The angry T.D2 r J
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t. t" ; wanted to know why, if her
t: t '
son wasn't good enough for the
,1>> .1 Reserve, he couldn't be kept in the .
regular Navy:
It is rumored that the personnel
.f. officer, using his authority to sign
"by direction," stated that unfor-
tf tunately, the regular Navy was already -
in excess of their comple-
ment in that particular rate

MAIN STATION ) r r _. Marlene "Legs" Dietrich's latest picture is titled "Follow the Boys" And according to her press agentsshe
Mursell. A Personal Philosophyfor NOTE TO E. I* FOLAKOFF posed for this informal shot just to prove that she is still Hollywood's "'glamour" queen Or it couldbe
War Time. According to all the available information that that's the way the "boys": she will be "following"_like-I it. Who knows?
Lowrie, The Short Story of we can gather, an enlisted -
Jesus. man who has been decorated awoke at dawn and saw below hima I are an honest lawyer, you will have
Llppmann, An Inquiry into the with the Congressional Medal [Breezes devastated city with not a single little competition. If you are a Republican
f Principles of the Good Society. doesn't necessarily rate a salute building standing. the game laws Mill protect -
) Collins The FBI in Peace and from a commissioned officer. How Salty Humor From "Wonderful, wonderful," he complimented you."
:War. ever, there are some officers who I Goering I' % *
Dempewolff, Animal Reveille. will salute a man so honored more Here And There "Sh, go; to sleep again," came Well?
Richards, Basic English; and Its or less as a tribute for his valor. I the reply. "That was Hamburg." Nurse: It's a boy, sir.
I .
..Uses.Sieff. But as far as we know there is Quick Answer Professor: Well}], what does he
Colonuial Russian. j nothing compulsory about it. WilelJY don't you want me Regulations want?
', Snaply, A Treasury of Science. In regard to jour second question .to join the WAVES Disbursing Yeoman: You forgot r
Ayres, Basic Mathematics for the expert rifleman medal I lit Sailor Husband: "You w a ukln't to dot an "i"' in your signature. Pass OnSentry
'Aviation. worn inboard followed by the expert be happy dear. It's noncombatantduty. Bond signer: Would you mind : "Who goes theret"
Huxley, The Art of Seeing. I pKtol ribbon. This Is the order I ." dotting it for met* I Voice: "The Devil."
Hayden, Elementary Hygiene according to the awards and S r Disbursing Yeoman: I'm sorry Sentry: "All right, pass on. Yeti
general; and naval. H'orations manual. PrecautionJoe but it has to be in the same handwriting know whereryou. can. go."
Gulliksen, Industrial Electronics. i
Maxfield, Theory of Gaseous -, ,% Sj : "I know a woman in St. SIre Right Answer
Conduction and Electronics. Lout who had quadruplets, and Known Radioman Brown: (rapping en
Haliday, Ship Repair and Altera Change Of I'ae'-; the named them Eenie, Meenie, desk during Radio StrIkers Class) :
Chief "That 11'ate won't kiss
SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) J Mtnic and Charles." : "Order!l"Radio
tlon.Krey Handbook. Coxswain K. T Duffin was over- Mac: "And why Charles you with that dirty face." Strikers: "Beer!"
Ship Stewards'
and Baker. heated all the time he was fight- Joe: "Stupid. She didn't twiif AMM2c: "That's what I fig *
Krey, Ship's Cook "
Almatead, Radio Materiel Guide. ing with the Navy in the tropical ,no' Mo!" S r r ured. S 4 Sea Story .
Richards How to Abandon Ship. Pacific. So he's spending his leave You-Att YankeeA British sailor: "Battleships t,
Craven. Cartoon Cavalcade. working in an ice company's ware Look Again Why the flag ship of our navy U
Price, Who's in Charge Here? house. One of the RAF stories concerns oung lawyer from the North so big the captain travels arounti
Maloney. ed., The U. S. A. at --*- Hitler's suggestion that he and his wanted fo practice In the South. the deck in an automobile!"
War: U. S, Camera 19-14. BATH. Me. (CNS-The heirsof staff fly over London and inspect He wrote a friend In Alabama American gob: "That's nothing
Taylor, A Pictorial History of Sam Francis, who died in 1857, the damage reported done by their asking what the prospects seemedto The galley of our flag ship is so
the Movies. leaving a bank account of $150, bombers. They took off before be In the city for "an honest big the cook has to go through the
Kieran The Story of the Olympic I recently collected the $150-plus dawn with an escort of fighters young lawyer and Republican" In Irish stew in a submarine to see
Games, 776 B. C.-1&36 A. D. interest of $6,245. and Hitler soon fell asleep. He reply, the friend wrote: "If youI if the potatoes are done."

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I I =-- -. -' Nle I,' NAS Golf Tourney Personnel Is Strongest Ft <(

I ; Enters Second Bowling Team On StationFor

the third straight year, Personnel has proved its do* .

I' Round TodayFirst nance over NAS bowlers, this time by copping the Co.

round matches In the NAS mandant's Cup title. x
-, The Personnel team, made up or
--'. golf tournament are completed and
the second will bowlers from Xl division, placed
round get under-
r Edmund Welsh, Y2- 4IfI. way this week Lieut. Walt Shinn four of its men among the first
ten in the individual averages.
In the first flight, V. Gregory: ,
THE marksmen who fired "the golf shot that was heard Physical Training, defeated E. A. They were: Sonny Berke, Y2c,
Personnel office 180 Harold Her-
1 James, A and R, 4 and 2. H B. Is Decorated In ;
I 'round the world," will be at the NAS nine hole course Sunday Harward, A and R, won over F. R. rin, SpM)2c( ) Station Directory,
afternoon to exhibition for personnel.Squat j 183; Charles Fyfe, SpM)3c, Sta
I play an Navy Stone. NATTC. default. L. W. Hay,
little man of the links ,-- --- AEM, defeated E G Thorne, VF South PacificLieut. tion Directory, J.79; and John Perkins -

Gene Sarazen is today as colorfuas 4, 5 and 4. F Rahalm, Physical l S2c Welfare, 170.
he ever was in his more thai Here On Sunday Training, won from G S. Coyt, Walter Shinn, who' sta.-red Other members of the winning:
twenty years of competitive got Receiving Ship, J. M. Parker, in left field and at tackle for the entry were: John Roberts, EM2c,
and even now a respected adversary I Hdqut P O defeated B. Abraham 1941 and 1942 Station baseball and 167.; and Don Rolll, CY, 159. ,fi.ai!
I S 1, 1 up. D. G Galloway, football teams has been awardedthe Of the other eight teams to
His famous shot, which rate I NATTC, won over H Stecher, TTA Distinguished Flying Cross.In gain the playoffs. A & R, Boat ;
in golf OA Ted Ullliams'!! ninth 1. 1 up.Second. making the presentation, Vice House, VF 4, VO-VCS, VPB2 (1),
Inning homer did In the All-Star flight results were: L. H Admiral T. C. Kinkaid, Commander Storekeepers, T-4 and Docks-Fer- A
game of '42, came some eight Brothers, NATTC, won over McI of the Seventh Fleet read the I ries, only the Storekeepers, Docks- SI
years ago in the :Masters tournament I Beth, R21, default; T. E. Benson, following citation: Ferries and the Boat House were If
where once every twelvemonth R27 defeated J. M Sloan VF, 4, "Tor alitlnjtuIMlngyourHelf able to mar Personnel's record of Ij1
Bobby Jones Invite" the 5 and 4; B. J. Dillon. TTB, defeated b j' extraordinaryachievement 29 games won and four lost. The
best there Is to a golfing art3' H. W. Herliky. TTT, 3 and 1; while {participating In aerial Storekeepers won two games. IIil) a
In a few hours the tournament y W R. McIntyre, TTF, defeated N flight, from 5 November to II A&R and the Boat House t."
would be over. Craig Mood, who R. Sikes 2 up; J. Kennedy PT 1. November, 1943, while pilotinga I tablished good records finishing ..
had flashed great form throughout won over J E. Shields O and G, Catalina patrol plane over theLieut I second and third respectively but
wan conceded the honor of 5 and 4. H Coyne Tl. defeated e I both lost their matches with the
finishing; first bj all-except R. W Livingston, 1 up, Paul Cran- I Personnel powerhouse. J

Gene Sarazen.lie "w6R t tF ford, NATTC, won over R. A. I Individual averages for the season ,
was still out on the Sandefur A and R, default. '' follow: Delsandro, VO-VCS,
course-about to start the fifteenth In the third flight. J. F. Bundv. 'I 198: Moore, A&R 191; Herrin
hole, a par five for 475 A and R. won over W. C Helms ) Personnel 183; Gidley, A&R, 181;
yard. To tie Wood, he needed Photo Lab, 4 and SDL. Olson, Berke Personnel, 180; Fyfe, Personnel
i<. pick up three strokes on the PTH won over V. L. Slawson, A 179; J. J. O'Donnell. Boathouse -
lust four hole and R default. M. E. Price, A and 1 I 175; Campbell A&R 171;
Even those admirers who were R. defeated R. A. Nearman, 3 and Thorne VF 4, 173:
watching the great money player a 2 R. F. Brush TTF, won over B. Perkins Personnel, 170; Stead-

thought the best he could do would G Ferguson, PTF, 1 up. I II man, VO-VCS, 169; Griffis Storekeepers -

be to finish near the top. I. 169; Scaggs, Boathouse,
Sarazen's drive sailed straight Flier Baseball Star 168: McCloskey, A&R 168; J. Rob-
down the middle of the fairway, 4 0C erts, Personnel 167; Silverman,
two hundred and fifty yards from Is Awarded Commission I Storekeepers 167; Smith, VF 167;
the tee. On his next shot, he would I I Buzby. Boathouse 165; Sabraw,
have to play a slight dog-leg and It s Ensign Charley Anasta-I VF 165; Stuck, T-4, 163; Fricke,
figure on a creek which crossed in slo, effective immediately, so I T-4 162; Swertfager, Boathouse,
front of the green. Recruit Center enlisted personnel 161; Kaska, VPB2 ((1)), 161.
To "play it safe" would be the ., had better tune up a snappy Hupka. A&R 160; Lange VPB2

usual thing, but Sarazen was } Y N salute for the popular young... I Walter Shinn ((1)) 160; Judd, Storekeepers, 159: ;
yY.i t officer
gambling. .He. took a number four I I I Pawlowski, VPB2 ((1)). 159; Rolli,
wood from his caddy and without Gene Sarazen nationally prominent -i On duty here for over a year I Solomon M'>Ulsmarck Archipelago Personnel 159; J. P O'Donnel,
hesitation smacked a screamingliner golfei will be one of a four- Ensign Anastasio will report to area under adverse, extremely : Storekeepers, 158; Crews, Docks-
which barely carried over some of golf stars who will play the Navy's new indoctrination hazardous weather conditions Ferries 158; Sloan VF, 158; Lotz,
'- the creek, hit in front of the green, I an 18-hole exhibition over the NAS I school at Hollywood, Fla., next I ( ., and In the presence of Boathouse, 156; Jarzynski, T-4,
rolled on with biting back spin course Sunday afternoon. Among I month. I man)' enemy combatant units 155; Peterson, VPB2 ((1)). 155.;
true to the pin. Here the ball hit Sarazen's tournaments won are I I Last summer the former I and encountering Intense and Bothke. VO-VCS 155; King, VF,
the flag pole wavered for a sec- the National Open 1932 and 1922, CPO and ace platoon driller {persistent medium and heavy 153
ond or two on the lip of the cup I Western Open 1930 MetropolitanOpen was the first baseman on the caliber anti-aircraft fire, you Thiel VO-VCS 151.; Husk, T-4,
and dropped in.ilnheliewable. 1925. British Open 1932, and I Fliers baseball team, state semi- skillfully and repeated! bombed 150; G. Roberts, Docks-Ferries,
it "t'"nH'd. In the PGA 1922-23-33. Admissionis pro champs. He was named all I and attacked with torpedoes Japanese 149; Turblville, Storekeepers, 149;
tournament first baseman.
missibIe an free mrn-o-war and merchant Townsend. T-4, 146; Knox, Docks-
Prior to his Navy enlistment
mile on a par five hole, he Had ships, hitting and seriously damaging I Ferries, 145; Kauffman, Docks-
I Ensign Anastasio did a hitch in
picked up the three strokes lie I : a light cruiser. Ferries, 144 ; N Roberts Docks-
the Marines and later attended I
fml>htsl in even par and beat Golf Show I \our actions on these occasion Ferries. 142; Bell VO-VCS, 140;
Sarazen Louisiana State
CralMood b>' 12 "strokes In I where he captained university the foot- I showed a high degree of i Schled, T140; and Aulta, VPB2
the the next da '. skill, heroism ((1)), 135.Records.
playoff > I ball team in 1940. professional aggressiveness -
His shot, was truly one that Appears At NAS determination and established during the
WAH. "heard 'round the world." ; 13 Pitchers Have Won coolness under fire and were In two-month league season were:
Under the circumstances! It keeping with the highest traditions High games Delsandro VO-VCS.
would be hard to call It anything '- ;; Links Sunday 300 Or More BallgamesSince of the Navy of the United 245 and Cohen, A&R, 244 ; high series -
: other than the greatest statisticians State." Herrin, Personnel. 657 andJ.
golf shot of all time I Gene Sarazen, long one of golf's began keep- Lieut. Shinn, who was attached J. O'Donnel, 629UNM. .
.. .. ing pitcher's records, there have
high ranking stars will appear at been, 13 hurlers who have won 300 to old Squadron 15 here. won All t.TANIINGK' (i.
S.irazen brings with him Sunday II American in footballat
: recognition
the NAS golf course Birminghamand or more games On the list are Team VV. 1.. u.n.. II.s. l't".
Joe Kzar, recentlyhonor- Kiley streets Sunday after- Cy Young Lefty Grove Grover I Penn and later played pro base Personnel 24 4 1014 2H&S! 34
a il> discharged from the Army, 'noon at 1330. With Sarazen will ball with the Jersey City Giants. A&R :2\ 9 f*IT 2 Cleveland Alexander Christy Ma-
Boat House 25 8 !to.) 2570 11VJ
one of the game's finest tritkhoU be Joe Ezar, trick shot artist, and -- 2S
thewson, Walter Johnson Charles No. 4 'JX 11 8AZ fiGK
1< and two of the fairest girl stars, Katherine: Foxx and Radbourne, Eddie Plank, John Buy, Buy War Bonds. VO-VCS :'II 11: W1 2577 27
VPB2 Jn 13 887 2494 27
ladies of the (1)
young falrwajs I
Kay Byrne ClarKson, Tim O'Keefe, James
e Or Storekeeper 18 15 11\,1\ 255.1 25
Katherine I'oxx and hay Byrne, The show will begin at 1330 Galvin Tony Mullane Charles T-4 16 17 859 :2\A 2i)
Sports Slants on Sarazen, courtesy : when Ezar gives a half hour trick I II Nichols and Mike Welch Bye, Bye Freedom" Docks Fen'iei 15 18 829! 23 3 19
of Lieut. Ken Gregory, for- --
shot demonstration. The foursome -----------
mer AP sports editor in the southeast I will tour the course twice with I I'I
and &p (Alc) Jack Cummins, Navy gallery accompanying them. I Personnel Dominates Commandant's Cup Bowling

of this station First Lieut. 'I Sarazen's record in golf marks -,.; .. Y e
Gregory, "Sarazen is probably the him as one of the foremost players i ii
only remaining tournament player i of all time. He has won every ma-
who wears golf knickers which d I jor tournament In his more than !i iI a '
were so common in the lush I 20 years of competition. On the : '

twenties never leaves a newspaperman list are: The National Amateur,
without a story has I British Amateur, National Open
recently sold his Connecticut farm" I British Open, Canadian Open P. # e'
Now Jack. "he's the only player I G. A, and the Masters. Some of
who can out talk Walter Hagen these he has won more than once
in a match won the largest I Sarnzon has been brought to the .) (
prize ever offered in golf: $10- Station through the cooperation of
000 on Catalina Island: is an I the Main Station and NATTC
ex-caddy ranks with Hagen I physical training departments
and Jones as golf's foremost The show will be open to Navy

player ." personnel only and admission( is .9 :
free. I
Cummin, who was a golf pro Miss Foxx made an impiessive t
before enlisting in the Navy, has showing in the Western in Chicago -I
given lessons to such well known : .
last summer and Miss Bvrne ;...
people as Fred Waring, Mitzi May- did well in Eastern tournaments I .t,1iI
fair, Bob Crosby, Wayne King, Both girls are talented dancers I ,
Dorothy Lee, Glen Gray, Charley and singers and may combine talents -i
Wmniger and Chick Johnson. for the entertainment of of-

---- ficers and men pj '

DeFranco Scores KO In Jack Cummins Sp (A) It, former +,it %
golf pro at Shawnee on the Y

Debut At Pensacola NAS Delaware, who has handled many
similar events, will be in chargeof
Fred DeFranco, S2c, NAS, Gol- the day's program. Cummma is
den Glove' winner is doing all rightin also 'pro* at the station. I h 1I r % r
/a fistic way since his transferto -- --VA-
Cory Field at the Pensacola Take It Easy;-Babe!
Naval' Air Station. He was assigned t
Babe Ruth can still cut the old '
while here to the Seaman ,
Guard. cake. Celebrating his 50th birthday I i :

DeFranco, knocked out Dick at his home in New York recently 'i .D

Roche, Pen" ola's recent, sectional the great man spaded a big -' >? .".
Golden Glove winner who also' won hunk out of his birthday cake.
This talented of Personnel office bowlers far and the strongest entry in the Commandant'sCup
his first bout in the Chicago' meet, Then the cake slipped from the group away
in the first round of their encounter table and landed, frosty side down, bowling league walked off with the title. Pictured here, I. to r. are John Perkins S2c, Charles Fyfe,
I with a squashy plop on the floor SpM( >2c, Sonny Berke, Y2c, John Roberts, EM2c, and Harold Herrin, SpM)2c



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( From for WAVES on Station. new 30-day mark.
Fonseca Meets Baseball Players Highlights 23 December 1943 Personnel office wears NAB

..... ... Clothing and Small Stores to crown in Fall bowling.
Yr s : rvs Headlines Of move into Bldg. 954 on 3 Jan. Ex-members of Fighting 27 show!
+ Lid is lifted on Station's court boys how they did it in combat
i Past 12 Months ae(!son. I 1,020 more allotments are sought
WAVES to observe anniversary.Santa prior to 5th of next month.
Continued( From Face Three f is enroute to Station by Auxiliary Naval Relief Society
,f :s :>+ I Station bond' rally. Navy plane. names officers

..tIi W WAVES display aptitude in War Christmas is no holiday for 27 January 1944
swimming tests. Navy men. Application cards for official
T v Fire Prevention Week is ob Gov. Spessard L. Holland is welcomed War Ballot here 1 Feb.
t / 7. / .l served. aboard by Rear Admiral Manpower Survey started at

r'' ,. aa 7 October 1913 McFall. shore bases.

; 1 Captain Joseph B. Lynch as 30 December 1915 v Main Station cage tourney enters
: sumes command at NATTC. third round.
, Frank Buck of "Bring 'Em BackAlive"
k a; Heels at
y.rr., Raiders play Tar fame visits here. Star of Parade, Sunday magazine
/ 'L .x 'wr Chapel H111.Commandant's. section, now in this Station.
I aide promotedfrom Supply Department Naval personnel to aid polio war.
Eve dance
Ensign to Lt. (Jg). Nursery school opened to take-
Service wives turn out bandages
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director of the American and ---- -- --
ixw fonseca, promotional League,
for heroism. I Allotment campaign only] 483
former big league star, talks shop with former diamond stars following Station's War Loan drive is Gets Purple Heart 1 1fjf short of goal.
, /6ne of his shows at the NATTC Shown from 1. to r. are Lieut Marty great success. I 3 February 1914

Karow, NATTC physical training officer and former major leaguer, 14 October 1943 Comdr. Samuel G. Mitchell replaces
Johnny Bittner, SpA) 2c, who pitched in the International league, Entries still open for Station Comdr. William O. Burchas
"\ American Association and the Pacific Coast league; Rube Sandstrom, boxing tourney. commanding officer at Cecil

SpA) Ic, a pitcher in the Brooklyn chain, who worked in the Pacific, Full page smooth print picturesof Field.
Eastern and other leagues; Fonseca and Edo J. Vanni, SpA) Ic, outfielder Naval Air Station. Allotment goal is short only 200.
oft the Seattle nine which won the Pacific Coast championship Station's third birthday witnesses Raise $818.3C for polio war.
in 1939-40-41 rapid growth. I b ]0 February 1914
--- ----- Ashford of Naval Alt
Comdr. William H. I a, : Third birthday
------------1 takes over at Lee Field, succeed Technical Center 15 Feb.
hips Store and \ ', ing Commander Charles G. Shone. I ,., Permanent Safety Awards madeto
In NATTC Volleyball 21 October 1943 I two sections of A&R.

A and R Retain TTB the hot favorite In the Capt. Edgar Tilghman Neale Navy Relief drive is underway.
NATTC Ship's Company Volleyball succeeds Capt. William L. Erd- Eighty-six per cent of naval personnel
Tournament maintained its mann as Training Officer of the subscribed to allotment

Volleyball LeadsShips winning ways with a lopsided 15-1, Naval Air Operational Training } campaign.
I 15-2 over TTHd( ) in a match Command. I' 22-year-old Chief Jimmy Landry
Store Ashore and Assembly I played last week. Lieut. Raymond T. Forsberg be ; a' cheated death three times.

and Repair are dominating the I The results of other games fol- comes Assistant Welfare Officer. 17 February 1911
Marine detachment enjoys picnic Honor enough to shake Presi'
Commandant Cup volleyball low: TTG-1 over MA's (TTD-1), I
league like the Yankees have dominated : 17.15, 1-15. 15-12; TTM over TTH I and outdoor rally. dent's hand says Capt. Walsh.ARMlc .
baseball for the past several I (Cm). 15-11 15-10; TTGo) over I Joan Leslie wins Station Pin-Up Ware recounts flying]
seasons. The season will continue I the Band 16-14, 15-13; MA's over title.Launch aboard PBY with 35 persons.
for another month. i TTA-1, 15-13 15-8; TTP over diive to enlist naval per- i Comdr. John Raby awarded

Ships Store with a record of ; TTG-1, 15-5, 16-14; TTHd( ) over sonnel in bond allotments. I re DFC.
trine wins and no defeats is having TTQ 15-10. 16-14; and TTT over 28 October 1'JIS ..fR 24 February 1914
no trouble at all in the Ameri TTD-1, 8-15, 15-11, 159. Commander R. R. Marken succeeds Red Cross to launch drive her*
can League while A&R, with 10 In the double elimination system Captain Reuben W. Shrumas 1 March.
triumphs and no setbacks is the used by the league, three senior chaplain aboard this Five-cent fee for movies wiped

class of the National League. teams TTA-1, TTQ and TTD-1, ': Station. out.Rigid
In National League games last now have been eliminated. I USO Halloween dance slated curfew in effect to curb

week O&G won three defeatingthe In the NATTC Officers'[ Volley- ;I Saturday night. disease.
Parachute Loft. 14-16. 15-6 ball League. AGO defeated TTT, 1 1 Lt. Comdr. Justin A. Shook Station leads all others in pale]

and 15-13; Personnel, 15-0 and 15-12, 15-8, to take first place. In named senior shore patrol officer ; of bonds.
15-1; and VPB2 ((2)), 16-14 andS other matches AEM beat Brigade, 'I Purple Heart is awarded to Cpl. Chief Harold F. Heard's biggest.'
] -8; A&R won four contests, 8-15 18-16 15-13; Athletic and Joe L. Segraves. thrill-hit on Nip ship. .
VPB2 (2). 15-7, 13-15 and 15-5; Welfare whipped Dispensary 15-9, I Rear Adm. McFall says road I March: 1914
VF 5, 15-6, 10-15 and 15-8; VO- 8-15 15-12; AGO defeated Dispensary ahead is rough. I Concert by lovely Florence KirKto

VCS 7-15 15-10 and 15-5, and Personnel 15-4, 15-13; and Brigade 4 No\'ember 1913 I Chief Steward Castor C. Torres be presented here.
15-3 and 16-14. outpointed the Marines, 15.7, 15-6 Lt. L. A. Hopkins had grand- native of the Philippines who has Civilian committees named to
Photo Lab trimmed the Dispensary stand seat at bombing of Tokyo.I served the Navy for more than 30 assist Red Cross drive on station
15-5 in two games. VF 5 15-4. Bowling season looms large in I years Saturday was decorated VF-4 basketball champ in Commandant's
took the Marine Barracks in two I Recruit Center stopped T-4 15-4 NAS sports plans. I with the Purple Heart for wounds I Cup race.
VM also beat Docks-Ferries Ordnance man saw first Jap
and 15-3.
USS Lexington
encounters, 15-3 and 159. VO- Service wives are giving Red received aboard the
;,rVCS also beat the Marine Bar- 15-1 and 158. Cross valuable aid. I during the battle of the Coral plane downed.March 1944
racks team 15-8 and 155. VPB2 \01.1.:1'1.1.: foiTANDINGSAmulua JA..u Naval personnel urged to support Sea. The award was made by Capt.
Bob and to
Hope troupe appearhere.
,(1) rode over O&G, 15-8 and Team 11'.a Lost Community Chest. I Arthur Gavin commandant.at .
35-10. Shlpa Store D 0 Six championship fights scheduled -
1 One hundred fifty[ Aircrewmento
Guard tc
in the American League, Sf'nmlln record
Over R 2 in Station tourney. pace.
VM Jlanur at exercises.
Ships Store paced by Ray Nor Recruit Center 5 2 I Lt. Kenneth A. Walsh, nation's NAGS personnel praised tor Naval get wings personnel here leach allotment
man, won four games, trimmingthe VF 4 1 3 number two ace to speak here. bond allotment
Hospital, 15-3 and 15-0; Recruit Boat Cooks-Baller House 2 2 3 3 11 November 11)43 6 January 1914 goal.16 March 1914

Center 15-2 and 15-11; the Dockl.Ferrlu Z Navy aviator here tells how 150 1943 bond sales on station total One hundred fifty Aircrewmen
Boathouse, 15-2 and 15-4;; and Tiln Italian troops were captured from over three million.
I 1 5 get wings at colorful ceremony.
Galley matches the
;VF 4. 15-13 and 156. WMBR radio quiz
1 6 seaplane.
Fire Dept Bob Hope, armed with jokes,
Seaman Guard, second place ; HospiUl 0 5 Raiders ready to meet Daniel Marines vs. Sailors.
team, stopped the Main Galley, I .tloIla1 LU.1If'Tun1 H'ne JAil'It Field Saturday. Eight fighters enter finals in came ARMlc, saw Mitchell and conquered.veteran of 2,200
152. Hospital lost to praised by Green Cove boxing.
15-4 and 0vaccs A&R employes are
hours in air, has fought in all cor
: GR 19I will offer ad
Cooks-Bakers 3-15 and 0-15 and s a Capt. Arthur Gavin. Income tax man of the Pacific.
the Main Galley, 15-9, 15-17 and I Station to get newest motion vice to you. ners
Charlie Keller, ex-Yankee, la
SM5. Parachut. Loft Navy Relief Society to accept
\'PB 2 '2) of pictures. NATTC visitor.
VF 4 split two winning overT 5 of 18 November 1943 donations.
-4, 15-7 and 15-8 and defeatingthe 'PB Zt) 7Yeraonnel : I Rear Admr. McFall decoratesfive 13 January 1914 23 March: 1944
Fire Department. 15-11 and Photo Iab 2 2 3 sAtnrlne I combat heroes. Jobs available aboard Station for V-12 examinations for this station

1513. VM: hangar took the measure Ba I rack 1 9DispenwiiF I Frank Buck, noted adventurer, Navy wives. coming 3 April.
of the Fire Dept 15-10 and ____0 ]0 to visit Station. Four teams begin playoffs in New regulation on wings provides
Louis Armstrong to play Station I Fall Bowling League. added incentive for ARM

Cage Champs dance Friday night. Roosevelt Hotel to be scene of students.
NATTC Ship's Company
Pearl Harbor bond drive Is service dance. Playful puppies in peacetime be
launched. I I Let armed forces vote, says come dangerous dogs in wartime
k Lieut. Edward P. Galligan named -
# 2S November 1913!
; V 20 January 1941 I sports director of physical
Pearl Harbor day bond drive to II
s December War Bond sales set training program.
M r a r start Dec. 1.
A Raiders battle LeJeune In season

Af finals.Christmas holiday leaves will I Bulk-Head At NATTC

start Dec. 12. ... ,., .,:. m .. ., <- ..
Station shades Pensacola in October f.p** -r r.f* rrr + .vfy-.w.( mt-' '
War Bond race fC,. a
:2 December IOU ( )

Seaman Guard out in front in s ..... .. t j
touchball playoffs. .. ,, 1'' .
NAS teams ready for cage sea h
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son.Lieut.. Frances Rich, assistant to 21 r;r
rroa. visits Sta l; J
Capt. Mildred McAfee, )
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tion. ". .: 1)
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Youngsters on Station are goingto ', '' ,
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s 'r M s have big Christmas party. y' : ( }' r ( ;

/< Requirements for V-12 Programare ( f 'rt .,
outlined by Navy. I" ,.. -.;;c.Ii' \ \ .
\' :, 9 December IOn \\t ) .

Captain Herbert Spencer Duck .i I. .
worth assumes duties of Chief of yI '' i .::: /j \
Staff. I I I L\T\&SS' I I 1 V" 1 "
Seaman Guard touch football "V

i team is Station champ. b .. ivmrn' i 1 "
Pearl Harbor Bond drive was big. 1

event at A&R. ?p"j.: 'r1 } '
Lt. Rich commends WAVES on b..J "
? i.. excellence of Navy work. W1X/f : ._..... I/ /
War Bond ... ----- 44
r Pearl Harbor cash r., .. lJ/
r r Sales pass 176000. J.r -.
:, First run movies prove: popu J .
rr ; I'' .,, larity. 16 December 19IS ;( ," ... ,

leads to big Xmas 4
3 NATTCen up /7:i '
Here are seven members of the TTD-1 basketball squad, victor over Eve program with a series of en &l 1' *.
TTQ, 20 to 19, in the finals of the Ship's Company league playoffs Top tertainments.DFC .'- K'i1""'" \1, ,
row, left to right, Watson, Moms McCabe Howell row, Knight, Drinkawitz and Delnev Henderson, Brasher and Mayor aviation ordnanceman first class, j ... I, 2

other members of the squad not shown. Coach of the champs was at NATTC. can't s-U
are CoshI! You fellers make M> much noise at rc\'CiIlc--a guy cp.
Lieut. (jg) E. Locce. Gala holiday program)


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Page Eight JAX AIR NEWS 30 March, 1944

(The Old Swimming Hole-Navy Style Japs Can NeverConqiiei'

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i 1' t tt: f-t :; Students Say .1

-, 'II i I I The Taps will never conquer

; si China The country is too vast(, and"
the Chinese will never quit fighting -

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That is the opinion of two

JJI YOU KNOW 1IIVF 1 NATTC Radio School students,
\ both whom were born in
a % I' Reardon, M. A of Bks. 1, wasa Shanghaiand
former minor league ball player are well acquainted. with the
: Chinese people and their customs.
with Longview, Texas I I
I C. M. Banfield, R-37. has 2100 The two students are William Core,
I L I hours of aero-engineering to his S2c Bks 2, and Victor M. Halmovitch. -
) f i credit S2c, Bks. 51. -

L X.t S 1qj s Vravrec, R-30, played football : Here's what Core has to say:
) for Great Lakes ',"The price of life is cheap In China.
H. Cohan R-37, has been a taxi When the Japs kill a number of
driver, mule driver, and also a Chinese troops in battle, others Immediately
fireman the New York Central 'I
I on ,
Ron. i spring up In their place.
The nation used to be divided intoa
C. Eldrige, R-37: has thrilled
number of with
provinces a war
many a feminine heart with his
i lord in each section, but '
daring bull riding. He made quite ruling now
\ t a name for himself in his home the Chinese are united undo )
i town, Prior, Okla Chiang Kai-Shek and will nevergive
C F. Berman, R-30 was a star up The Japs never will be able
-.1-- I at college in soccer and baseball. to whip 500 million Chinese"
r ,, .v- .. I K. J. Caran, R-21-A, was a'; Both Core and Haimovltch havea
iiS IBM accounting supervisor and lot in common. Both have lived in
... ;:> i an IBM machine op.'ratorj the Philippines, and the parentsof

: : j Pascual Charez, R-37, who resided each are interned by the Japs on
., i in New Mexico, helped out- that Island. Core's sister also i H
'I, -. fit ships
"" "" -- .. interned.
W .t"- ..: J. L Clulelli, R-37.: has a fine
Core had just arrived in New
i. background for Radio School as! he
: .. was a radio inspector. At leasthe York from the Far East when the

With the arrival' of spring, warfare shimming program has been slatted m NATTC future shows knew what a transmitter look- war broke out. Soon after he en-
Sailors with life jackets climbing: a cargo not At right an 'injuied! sailor i is I hoisted, from a life raft to ed like when he came here i listed as an Army aviation cadet
the "s h'tp." Inset lower left, shows En.s. A. J. Stefani, who is in charge of the swimming program | The same goes for J. H. Clement but was eliminated in training and
-- R-21-B, who was a ham received a discharge. He joined the'Navy
I, endorsements of thesulmmiiii a"s 1 radio operator. He's 'way ahead ofI in September 1913, and came
New Swimming Program Is' ; program I recently t I I the game, to NATTC from the Sampson 4 N.
launched at AT U.Knrcff '. j J. G. Coleman, R-21-A was a ,''Y.1 Naval Station.
I "swam through burning mechanic leaner Guess he went Haimovitch was solngto an
Designed To Save Lives I nil and stayed l afloat for three around leaning on mesh's American school in Shanghai when
hours before bring rescued. W G. Cox R-30 while doing the war started. He was put under
__ n_ _'_ _____ I Here's Ms advice to sailors: duty as a shipfttter built himself custody by the Japs until he was
'Everv; non-swimmer a swim- "Learn endurance !swimming.< i up into a wrestler repatriated reaching the U. son ,
mer, and every swimmer a better able swimmers to stay afloat as Learn how' to float on jour back. I E. Desmond and T. Brady, R2SA 2 Dec., 1943. on the exchange
swimmer" that is the motto at long as possible Learn all the swimming' strokeswhuh both were in the V-5 program ''ship Gripsholm. Haimovitch said he
NATTC, where an intensified In warfare aquatics, the men will enable< you to slay at Williams College and Wesleyan always had a preference for the
Swimming program now is under are taught how to abandon ship, afloat the longest. In fact, learn respectively.A. Navy; and he has an uncle who 1 is
\Va V for trade school sailor-stu- climbing and dt"o'I'IHIIIII cargo the entire program and someday I Leporati R-28-B, was in radio a submarine commander Of Russian I-
ilent.. nets< and l ropes| H vv i in in I n g it may "save ) our life The :Navy I i I tech school at Wright College, nationality, the youth volunteered -
While icy wind sweep the north, through burning oil and oil taught me to "swim, und It saved' Chicago Dec 20 just 18 days after
slicks, how to infills clothing\ for ." FLASHBks, 3 does it again
sailors in sunny Florida ( no puns, mine i landing in the U. S.samsafranah .
please) are learning the fundamentals support, swimming from blast )\Ilrl'rf1\.'" on his waj'"' to his thanks to the generous spirit n__ _._. _
of swimming, especiallyas immersion, howto escape "strafing hat t le station shown by the fellows. Bks :3 was that's too much
applied to warfare aquatics- rnetlioil) of swimming I I in '5'"' on the (.:carrier one of the first to attain 100 percent for us

knowledge which some day may shark infested water. and proper \\asp during a in the latest Red Cross War Poem Set To Must. G. I. John-
save their lives, use of life rafts." clash between Fund drive. congrats, men. eon, R-33. has been heard singing

Ens A. J. Stefani In charge: of This vital instruction is given in : I $ J at'. s' task", that It Earl has McNary been forecast. of R-31 by, "may"go some to himself: Sitting: on my G. I.

swimming, a regular part of the the third week of the program At force and Jap on liberty next week It Bed G I. Hat Upon My Head, ,
physical training program at the start of the course, fundamental "", warship off the seems he's taken a terrific likingto G I. Pants G. I. Shoes I Wish :,
NATTC, has outlined an extensive strokesback, breast side and Solomons, 'I'nr17A the base on week-ends. They Would Issue G. I. Booze,
streamlined program. Combined crawl in that order are taughtto Ilt"tllIf"I from a G I. Razors, G I. Comb G. I.
Who is that Bks. 4 Casanova,
non-swimmers, and who already pack of I I Wish That Were Home."
with expert instruction, It enables men | > H ]1'I Bernard McConnor" ? It seems
ordinary swimmers or even non- know how H swim are :. subs <'rashetlInto i he's Bks, 6 needs some tenors ,
got a new slant. Can It
swimmers to meet Navy swimming taught advanced technique. Next .. ,, y, the wasp, be ? Jerry Armand and John Newell,
requirements Each class receives comes instruction 11life saving ,;{'.j- I near Hareff' When St. Patrick's Day came who have toured the country with
45 minutes of instruction dally fora and artificial respiration The second "(|>ee
period of three weeks. week is devoted to developingthe number of men and! trapping take the day off Why ? an ARM quartet and are
Wartime has brought a sharp various strokes and stressing lia rdr. liousaiuls" of gallons! of R-.Tl: boasts a complement of over looking for prospective talent .
Change in swimming instruction. endurance swimming aviation /gas blew' up when the 30 "Mother Murphy Irishmen." So you warblers of harmony look

Where formerly speed and the Henry "', (Speedy| ) Kareff, missile" hit. and Rltaixlon ship was I Although I outnumbered, the them up. '
crawl stroke were stressed now MiM.li. of the N ATI'(' Hand, who Hounded Kareff fought Ills Nay northerners of R-:it seem to have A sailor in Bks 17 who has seen
endurance swimming is the word hit the waters of the Pacific to the dark of the "ship and l went the verbal Civil War well\ in hand plenty of action is Raymond Gutierrez

M'ljor emphasis is placed on the when his ship the "'asp, was overboard Into a sea covered calm yourselves, you "You AEM2t, who is going to
elementary back stroke and the torpedoed In September of 191'!. with burning/ oil All's." its only a joke. AEM School Gutierrez servedas
bile !stroke. two styles! which *n- provide one of the IHO'it'Id' Employing: the fe 'linliie| he I Walter Berkevlih and Dud Gallagher an electrician on an American
-- -- learned' in the Navy swimming of R-20, have conceived a amphibious transport and was on
course, he swum under witter "s I brilliant theory on electric motors deck in the invasions of NorthAf..lca
And You Can Remember This- far a* possible, came up for air which they call Hcrpie Derpien and Sicily "We were
after splashing' hack the oil I Analysis" A quotation- bombed and shelled several times
.t flames, and went .uk tinder goes in one brush and through the but never hit" he said He hAS
again. He finally' swum clear of thagnfrass to tho giammis: caus- been in the Navy over 3 years and
the blaze, although he suffered ing the broddel to nagarate: the also has touted the South Pacific.
haul ---- -
burns In doing! so.

his Kareff life then was able to inflate "Why' Do I Dream Those Dreams?"
jacket and l shortly after
ward found a two-man raft with .., '..
17 men hanging on for support. ',y '; : U '''''
r: <
Three hours later a destroyer" ,< .. ': x' 'tJ

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c Y Quiz Contest ,

ANSWERS 1. \. s, the Prisoner of War Sec- : t

t 1')1 n of the Provost Marshal Gen- I
'MII'S' Office says that he is, and It
N'r x L t the Prisoner of War Conventionrules arc'i.s
signed at Geneva in 1929 require

that officers who are prisoners i iI
of war shall be treated with ,<> ... .\
4r the regard due their rank and age. I '
2. Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs I
I .1. True.

4. Bob Coleman Is manager of i I
I the Boston ball club

5. Budapest, Hungary; and Sofia -
Captain Txniit Rostov 1' S Mai ncs, gives the graduating Leather- Bulgaria. "
not ks of 1'riming Squadron Four, M-trine Aviation Detachment, the !I 6. Newark, N J.; Los Angeles,
light word on overseas duty m giound aviation, |( Calif; Philadelphia, PA; Cleveland l'H .
Captain Rostov was an ordnance officer overseas for 13 months and DItto. Memphis, Term.; and ; ; 1 ': i
U undergoing refresher instruction m the Aviation Ground Officers' I 1 Baltimore, Md
School l here.Informal 7. PmocchiOi, since Pmocchlo{ is Don't get worried, fellows, it's really not this bad. This merely is! '* e
discussions of this type n a new program started in Lt.-ColiV the hero of a children's story of photo of a nightmare suffered the other night by ,the little chap in ,the I
T. Evans" command, Each graduating squadron will be met by a the same name, middle. Looks real doesn't it ? Getting his booster shots is Emory!
,;Marln ground officer who has been overseas and after giving "th/ 8. True Strickland, S2c of NATTC Ships Company, who really Isn't scared j
word," opportunity of questioning the speaker on t>olnls( he did not 9.. Canada' much. The two bogey men (left to right), resemble Eugene Child< I
cover U given. 1"")...&am)11 da Valera. Phic, and John W. Burdett, Phic.r I
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