Jax air news
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Title: Jax air news
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: United States Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: April 13, 1944
Frequency: weekly
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I VOL, 2, No, 4' 13 April, 1944

An Activity of the Naval Air Operational Training Command


K I : Red_ Cross_ War Drive Ends With $18,670 In The Kitty I IEyes II

:: Left In Springtime 1: Penicillin IorAMOTC 1944 ContributionsTo


I Red Cross Fund

If there's anything new' In
a medicine, the Navy will have it.
In fact, the Navy has it! Penicillin Triple Last Year'sMain

flc the new life-saving drug,

t 'lti Is available to Naval personnel Station Turns In
under the Naval Air Opera-
$ ,lq tional Training Command. It is $9,596, NATTC, $5,661 ;
A In Ue at the Station Dispensaryand
the U. S. :Naval Hospitalhere. Campaign Is SuccessThe

American Red Cross is
f' s at the side of servicemen at

1 Flying Admiral every front and in recognition -

1 of its great work of mer-
yA Price In Action
cy in a world at war Naval

t Flying Rear Admiral John D. and civilian employes here re-

Price USN, former Commandant sponded to its 1944 \Var Fund

of this Station, recently partici- Campaign: by tripling lastyear's '
pated in four! contributions.

5. successive air]
S d I During the five-week War Fund
5 S --- j I attacks on the ] Campaign the Red Cross collected

1 Japanese base j 18669.79 from the Naval and civilian

at Wake Island i personnel of the Main Station

by the Navy's NATTC. Naval Air Gunners
four School NAAS Green Cove Springs
S Coronado bomb- and NAAS Cecil Field.
Last year the R. C. drive here

eS ers.Adm.. Price raised $6,000.Ralph t
: w
S '
now is C om Studebaker, Field Direc
tor for the Red Cross
in this area,
d Price
man ant of Adm.
with headquarters at the Main
Fleet Air Wing Two.
Station, expressed his appreciationfor
The 51-year-old "sailor, as he
4 Tr likes to call himself, served as the success of the campaign."I .
want to thank for
Lot'a everyone
NO Commandant here from May of "
generous -
1942 through February "Of 1943.
said. The Ked Cross director -
, Then a captain, he was promoted who accompanied American
, to Rear Admiral on the eve of his j I
'. force in the African invasion,
' departure from here. ,
'I added: "The campaign was a
Admiral Price graduated from
; success and Rives the lied Cross
the Naval Academy in 1912 after i
new strength to continue its
,j attending the University of Arkansas. -I work In 1944."
? A sea veteran of the First
6 World War, he won his wings in )'I Captain Arthur Gavin, Commanant -
J of the Station was honorary
:! 1919 at Pensacola. i I
: -- chairman of the War Fund Cam-
( palgn. Comdr. R. R. :Marken, Sen-

: ," : 'L .- : ,i: ns" "Stop, Look l and ior chairman.The Chaplain. served as executive

: Main Station contributed

:Jr.. .' Listen" 9596.80, followed by NATTCenterwith
"'; 5661.81, NAGS with $1.-
'." 71588.: NAAS Cecil with $639.30
: .t'J the 230-pound com- and NAAS Lee with $1,002.00. Of
\ edian Jack Leonard and Carmen
." ... the total Main Station Welfare
de Riverio, Latin American dancer
Fund and NATTC Welfare Fund
: ; ,r' a the I'SO show, "Stop Look and each gave $2,000, Civilian Em-
Listen, at the Main Station
). .. ployes Welfare Fund turned in a
< <<, auditorium' tonight at 2030. Tentatively check for $1,000 and the Station
,. 'f an 1830 appearance has Yard Department Fund $500.
": "'
. i" : .. ., J been arranged for the "boot camp" ---
3 t( : a. :. "Jt/ r It was' presented at the NATT
: :
}.. I :.'" :-."'Po" .", ,'' ", ., _. >,< .. ''0I < Center Tuesday Wednesday.. Bishop Hurley Visits
-. Leonard, who is the master of
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;,. '
J- ;' Station For
'- I '. ceremonies, has played in mostof ServicesBishop
.i. s;: : .
the principal theatres" and Joseph P. Hurley,
In Spring a young man's: fancy: likely turns to the opposite sex. The cameraman I night clubs In America as wellas St. Augustine, administered the .

catches a Spring shot at NATTC, which could be entitled "Before and After." The extended tours In England, sacrament of Confirmation to 60

center of attention is Miss Wilda Stillman, secretary for Purchasing Office at Ship's I Ireland and Scotland He las officers, sailors and marines at St.

Service. been! _featured .on tours with Ed- Edward's chapel last Tuesday
die Ducnin Jan savltt, Russ night.
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Morgan, Ina Hutton, "In these; dark of "
Kay days
Sally war
Here We Go Again Boys Trio Of Girls Top Hand, Bert Wheeler and others said the Bishop I! who was formerly
I Colorful and exciting is the ex- secretary to the present
pected contribution of Miss De Ri- Pope, "when faith is twisted and

Income Tax Due Saturday Friday SmokerA verio, who does her two different torn, we need the grace which
routines of dances in beautiful the sacrament of confirmation
costume and to the i brings with it."
If you haven't filed your 19.44 llnblty's' Pants; \Arc throaty blues singer and a of catchy Latin-American tunes. | Prior to the ceremony In the

federal income tax estimates as --I pretty dancer co-star at the Vic- The complete acts as they will' chapel. Bishop Hurley was a guestat

required by Uncle Sam, you'd bet- i [011 Her.II'WO')'!ji I tory Smoker stage attraction in appear follow: i I a reception and dinner in the
the Mainside Auditorium Jack Leonard-master of Officers' .
ceremonies club.Attending
ter : for Saturday (15
ge' I 'hoears row at 2000. tomor-I Sara Macon-singer. I I IGeorge the
April) is the deadline. : : & Perry Mayo-Fu noloi Ists. reception were:
I Bonnie Lee will give Rear Admiral A.
I May Blondell-comedy dancer C. McFall, Chiefof
Most Naval personnel aren'tgoing News last week reported that her vocal chords Jack Leonard I
) and Lolita Knight I Act-"Fun by the Ton. Naval Air Operational Training .
to have to about it, I WAVE Edith Petrle \ I Emerald Sisters
worry Splllers will trip a light fantastic to feature Rough Comedy ; Capt. Arthur Gavin, Station,
who do must file dec- I Knockabout Acrobatic Act I
but those a wife of Seaman William 0.Spillers the show. Another I
j profes- :Melville Morris PlanUt and Commandant; Capt. John J. O'Mal.
laration of estimated income tax |, advanced to the rate of Continued.on pace four ,! Conductor. I I Continued .n page .,...,.n
for the year 1914 and pay one- { yeoman first elaw.'l"he I --- --
quarter of the amount so estimated I following note from Yeoman I

on or before Saturday. Spillers to the Jav Air PEP IS ADDED TO DANCER'S STEP -I
Lt. Albert W Stubbs, Jr., As- News is self explanatory:

sistant Staff Lc.;al Officer for ")Iy worthy spouse wishes to New nen Is mina\ to he Art..I"i tn ,, __ I

OTC, prepared a special memo- inform you (I am Ms secretaryas 'I the step of'Station' 'rugcutt-e-rs.-- i! pation, sweet and low as well as Robert A. Fees, AMM2c, and
randum for the aid of service per- we-IIn.'i wife) that lie has taken ,! Plans now in progress call for hot and fast, will be featured.1'hom..son *Poole "
Phyllis SpS)2c( ) will be
sonnel only and it does not purport exception to your insinuations the Saturday night dances at the is a vet in the dance in
*o cover the Income tax problems about his manliness ,: Mainside Auditorium to be biggerand hand groove, ha1 IItootflll/ the charge of decorations. They also
of civilian employes. It is intended I "1' irst of all, he is not a seaman better than before. trombone for "such "name" outfits are launching a drive to stimulate

to clarify some of the pro- second class lint a coxswain ;- The "new deal" for the Ship's' as Ina Kay Iliitton. Hob interest in, the dances by "import

. visions of the official'instruction I ; and second, he state' I II dances is "solid," according to all II Strong, Mob Allen and :Mitchell ing" more girls. They hope to have
... issued with official Form firmly (and none too gently) advance notices. There will be Ayres. An accomplished arranger the new program set in motion
_OtO-ES (Declaration of Estimated that no matter what his rate, he j more belles and the Auditorium is : Archie had his own band at within a couple of weeks.
Vax for Calendar Year 1944). I definitely wears the halbrlggansin I going to be decorated like a ball'' Dallas, Texas, before joining! the The dances will run from 2030
These forms and the accompanyIng the Splllers family At I room. Navy. lie's from'aeo, Texas: until 2300.

instruction sheets are being 1 least, his are longer/ I Music will be furnished by the I Youthful Hurlbert plays the ten- The Welfare Department also iiv _

mailed to taxpayers by the Collec- I \'OIIN truly, Jumpin' Jax, who will play under or tax and was associated with a tends to add an artificial stimulant *
tor of Internal Revenue In.each dis- "Ktlitli: I'. Spillers, new co-leaders. Archie Thompson, number of territorial bands in the i to the dancesbut It Isn't in.

trict. Persons not receiving them I Ylc, USNi: (Y-10).- I Sic, and Dick HUrlbert, ARMSc\ I midwest. He haiU from Des intoxicating. They will enlarge the '
CuNllmif .. page elM& will jointly direct the band. Synco- Moines, Iowa. I .soft drink "bar". 1

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13 April 1944 ;

Good Neighbor Policy Sanders PresentedPresidential Receives Unit Citation t

i aJt4.+y t Unit .. .1

3I Citation By Capt.Naval xto

Aircrewman Andrew San- t rNlt }

ders, ACRM, was awarded the
Presidential Unit Citation by Capt
I Arthur Gavin Commandant at Inspection -

i ceremonies held Saturday ,
I at this Station. c'i "

1 The award was made to Chief : A : ,
Sanders for the time he spent as '

I a rear-seat radioman-gunner in a
dive bombing squadron attached to
U Lieut. Gen. Alexander A Vande-

grift's First Marine Division dur-

ing the landing assaults on Tulagi.

Gavutu, Tanambogo the Florida
Islands and Guadalcanal. Ii't

sss aY According to the citation, the 1 1J

First Division made its landings x

successfully "completely routingall

the enemy forces and seizinga
t'1----. ...,. most valuable base and airfield
l within the enemy zone of operations .
Y in the South Pacific ocean"

r : : During the battle of Guadalcanal And/,e\\ Sanders A.CHM is congratulated by Captain Arthur
| "a ''n tef' ,"ommrtnaani after being awarded the Presidential Unit
Chief Sanders, togetherwith
I ,"nienmnies, here last! Saturday morning
at I
citation[ InMpf'd.1I1t1
Ills pilot, Lieut. Comdr. J.
t.tp I R. Lee, Is credited with laying a '

r, damaging near-miss! alongside a 19-Year-Old Crewman Saw :

Japanese cruiser! and with dropping i
Easter may be over but Raquel Stuikey a clerk at the NATTCenter a 1,000-pound bomb squarely I
Parachute Loft Ship's Service, was caught on the day before it :
on a Jap transport, leaving
getting into' the right spirit with one of the artificial rabbits afire. I Action In 12 Battles

on sale theie.Sailor .
A veteran of more than 2,000 Asiatic-Pacific ribbon which active
--- --- I' Stars on his campaign represent
hours in the air the newly-deco- participation in twelve battle actions best tell the story of Navy Air- j I i

Marries Venezuelan rated aircrewman also wears the crewman Herbert Dee Young, aviation ordnancemaa, who is stationedat
USS Enterprise Presidential Unit I me Aaval Hospital! here.
Citation and ribbons for service in 'J
I ; the '
Ordnanceman Young wears wings of an aircrewman awarded
the American and Asiatic-Pacific to him in recognition of his hea:y combat record. The 19-year-old
Navy Captain's DaughterEver theatres, and holds letters of commendation i
I Jacksonville is representativeof
from Admiral VV. F i for shrapnel wounds and burns re-
'I I,
Halsey and Admiral Osborne B.I the courageous aerial gunners ceived in combat.
try to propose to your girl in Spanish ? I I
Seaman E" Sturkey, of the NATTCenter Ship's Service, did and Hardison. I who have distinguished themselveswith Questioned about his experiences

got: himse1' wife. She is the fetching little blond in the Parachute Among his other accomplishments I the Navy's torpedo, patrol and ,' Young graphically related his

Loft sec non of Ship's Service. : ,.. Chief_ Sanders, together I dive bomber squadrons in the com- own and his squadron's experiences
with} Comdr. Lee, is credited with in the Marshall and Gilbert raid:
The romantic life of the Stur- i bat zone. Performing one of the
shooting down a Jap Zero during "Flight quarters were at 0340
keys began in Venezuela several "Local Boy Makes the battle of the Coral Sea and I most hazardous tasks in Naval and general quarters at 0345 on the j
years ago when Earl, a young Tex- with making the initial contact I aviation these men are the baneof { morning of the attack," Young be-

an, was working for an Americanoil with the enemy at the battle of a Jap interceptor's existence. I gan. 1 "

One company day he accompanied in South the America.Amer- Good" In Historic Santa Cruz. The )'oung'et'rall received' his I "The night before, the ordnance j 1' i

Sanders, a veteran of almost 20'' crews had loaded the planes according -
ican consul on a routine trip to first taste of battle at Midwayand j'
years in the Navy, is 36 old | to plan-the SBD's (dive
the office of a Venezuelan Naval years was on the carrier YORKTOWN -
Captain and there he was intro- Flight Over TrukA and a native of Louisville, Miss when she went down. lie ( bombers) with 1000 pounders and i s '
He is the TBD's (torpedo bombers) with i
duced to one of the Captain's married to the former Miss served with the carrier ENTER.
I I II Elsie their 'tin fish'. All flight crews
daughters, Raquel. former ARM student at NAT II Virginia Taylor. At presenthe rJUSE and now wears the presidential ;'
were assembled in the ready room
is radio maintenance
chief of
TC member of the first unit citation awarded to
Both of them admit thatIt was a crew
now ;
I to make Truk I an operational training squadronat that ship for her combat record. I and instructed in our mission TheI i'i'I
plane a flight over ,
was "love at first sight" and
SBD's attack island
to the
the Jacksonville were ,
Naval Air 1 I
lie has been In action
I to recent at- with combat -
prior our devastating
since "love always finds a ,
way tion. sta.1 nearest to the ship and the TBD'sthe
they didn't let anything like a tacks on that Japanese ocean for- squadron operating from 'I islands. I '
:!,- New Caledonia New Ilebrlde
language barrier stand in their tress. He is "Johnny" Perdue, ,
way. Earl went ahead with his S/Sgt., USMC of Montgomery, Buy, Buy War Bondsor Guadalcanal and Tulagl. i|'I "We took off at 0400 and it was
planned to coincide at 0450 and
courtship in the Spanish that he Alabama. Listed among his decorations lathe
then hit the in the islands. j
had picked up in Mexico and In On 4 February of this year Per- Bye Bye Fredom Purple Heart awarded to him The attack coincided shipping properly butit

South America and It seemed to due was a photographer aboardone I
was foggy and rainy so!! the Jap
fill the bill because of the which
in August, planes accomplished -
1912, they were married.A I the daring and hazardous I II : Salute To The Naval Air crewmen Our fighter fighter opposition protection was undevidfd.had out-

few months later in December I feat of photographing and map I
I distanced us and we climbed to
I ping the Jap base in broad daylight 4r
the bride and went -
groom on i I 10,000 feet to try and make better J
tour of the United unaccompanied by fighter i
a States. Raquel I headway It was still like pea soup
escort. The mission I
saw snow for the first time in was so exceptional but our pilot hit the island right I
an undertaking that its suc-
North Carolina and found herself
on the nose ;and on schedule
"thrilled" by the whiteness that cess was given widespread acclaim I "
\\f 'chopped" at a steep an-
by the and radio
covered the countryside. But even press gle, leveled off and then dropped
Perdue is' one of the former -
more exciting was the kindness NATTCenter trainees many ;I again. Th attack group for this I
with which all the people in the using Inland 1
wan nine plane, three
the coordination of skills and teamwork I
States treated her. planes to a ulngthree men to
learned here to shove the
"Everywhere we went the people I a plane. At the Ut drop started l. j
enemy a little closer to the brinkof
were very, very nice to me," the J four Zero spotted its and the
Daily, instructors re-
blond South American said seriously. ceive letters from their students in group broke up, three of m veerIng -

"I am very happy to be here past months relating of duty in i to starboard and the other I
with husband while is In different
my e help- directions' !
faraway places and of difficult
ing his country win this war. I tasks attempted and accomplished. i j "Two of the Zeros peeled off and '

am going to be with him as longas Sore of the ARM school alumni came for our three-plane wing.Ve

I can." have set up some enviable combat moved down to 50 or 75: feet off .,

In addition to her Navy Cap- records to shoot at; there seems the water to gain the temporary

tain father, Raquel Sturkey has a to be a pervading spirit among th? protection of low altitude. The

brother-in-law who is a Lieuten- men now training to live up to this Zeros got on our tail though and
ant in the Navy and a brother in imposing tradition. There is a one of our TBD's went down under

the Venevuelan Naval Academy growing determination to better their fire. It was two against two

Her Immediate family consists of those records if and when "Ihe opportunity then but the Navy had taught us .

three brothers and seven sisters, I I to do so presents Itself- well and we pulled every trick in .

with only one being older than she and to add to the tradition that the books-we needed to. Duringthe
is, Raquel herself is all of 18. "Jax NATTC trained alrcrewmen NAVAL AIRCREWMANS CREED six-minute battle the two Zeros

'':!, deliver the goods-to the enemy!" : went down in flames. Our wing-
Evidence of the above spirit "lam. a United State Naval air nwu\an. i iI mate's gunner was shot up a little

may be seen in the first regiment I L::':+' member; fa vomHat team.Mypilot and! shipmates. J but minute.didn't" relax his vigilance fora
recreation room In barracks four, i
s where the Navy aircrewman and plane! their' trust in me and my gun!*. I will tare ;" Having shot their way free from

his job serves as the theme of dec- ,- the Jap interceptors, the two tor-
At St. Vincent's HoipiUl. Jafkivnrlllei oration. Facing the entrance Is a j I for my plane .nd {fwn a* I care for my lifI I in them.tJh.,1d pedo bombers entered the mouth of

I Sic and Mrs.: Moody Pleasant, a son, life size oil painting of a navy ae- ] the pov..'cr of life and diMtthlife for the harbor and spotted their tar-

,i March Moody:31 Franklin.. Jr? born Friday rial gunner giving an enemy plane I for the! gets 2000 yards ahead.
; Ptr. 3c and Mrs. Charles R Irons the benefit of his lethal skill; all I my 'luntr'IYlt.'n.death enemy.! "The air was heavy with AA

F, a lion Charles 1.ACM Robert II. born Satur- about the rooms on the bulkheads | 1 lilt uphold my trust by protecting my fire," Young continued. "We gun-
day. April
; other Illustrations ners were not exactly afraid as we
are of air-
and Mrt. William F. Trehern, Navy
and to the absolute limit of '
A son. Illlam Frederick Jr., born crewmen engaging in various com- pilot plane 0ttbiUty. \) were serving as rear guard action

Saturday April 1, bat operations. A large part of So help m.. God: so to speak.
ARM3c and Mrs. Martin Busier a son "We came ', and the
AKM3c and Mrs. Martin Busier, a this material has been supplied by 'It'range
-. son Martin Richard: born Sunday, the students themselves. These plane seemed to go on an elevatorat
April 2.ARM3C. men literally intend to live their the sudden release of the tor-
r' and Mrs. Horace Cogburn. a pedo. We zoomed the ship. It wasa
laughter, JanIe Lynne born Sunday. job-surrounding themselves dur-
April 2. ing their leisure hours with reminders I medium size tanker and the tor-
i .RM2c and Mrs. Americo Curclone, a of what they are going to do pedo hit it directly amidships. We

brfdtge.j ) and Mrs. Robert Strow- becoming a special characteristic I for my countrymen, death for the enemy," came more info the I went up like a bonfire. Our wing- '

," born Sunday a daughter April ,2. Martha Lucille, of Jax NATTC trained Navy air- spotlight as thousands of cojoied posters, reproduction of which ia I ed mate out hit a transport and we check- .. JI(
with two
possible sinkings
and crewmen. shown above, were ordered distributed throughout the and
Ensign Mrs. John Steiner, a son, country to "
I John Arthur, born Monday. April 3. placed at all naval activities. The Naval Alrcrewmen's Creed, 'I our credit.
i Lt. and Mrs. Louis B. Tuesday: Robert Kenneth, born Wednesday originated by the training staff of the Naval Air Operational Rejoining their attack group,
ii son John Louis, born April 5.BKlc. they started back. Four planes
April 4. and Mrs Harry Nurse, a son Training Command, came into being in connection with the ceremony
Lt. son, Timothy Moore, born Wednesday, April :5. here Is the work of Ed Fitzgeiald, S2c, who is attached to the art I heard from one plane was the
April 3.Sgt. Sic and Mr*. Bennie Johnson a son, I gunner saying, "Tally ho! Chalk up
and Mr*. Robert W. Buss, a son, Bennle, Jr., born Thursday April 6 department of NAOTC. Continued on page five

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13 April, 1944 JAX AIR NEWS Page Three '

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"Catch A Ride" Zones Installed Outside Gate The Inquiring Adopt Promotion New PolicyFor Of

ReporterQUESTION Naval OfficersNew

policies governing temporary -
promotions of all ranks of
: The Jax Air officers, Regular and Reserve, active -
BEACHES irfl* News, starting its second year list and retired, have been

e t SOUTHS'DE: of publication, is anxious to definitely stated in a memoran-
J .>$ 1:4k t at b please. Therefore the ques- dum signed by Rear Adm L. E.
Denfeld Assistant Chief of Naval
x tion the week is what do
$ F e of Personnel, according to a recent
s4v you like or dislike most about announcement in the Army and

your Station'neH'spaper? Navy Journal.

Don't pull any punches! A portion of the text of the an-

ANSWERS: nouncement follows:

REID H. ANDERS, AMM3c: "I "The memorandum is based upon

b can't find anything wrong with policies approved some weeks ago
J. 4. r the Air Nar/s In fact, it's the by Secretary of the Navy Knox.
w best paper I've seen at the three "It is made clear that retired #
Stations I've been on. I'm a sportsfan officers will be promoted on near- (

myself and I like the page for ly the same basis as active list of- ,
sports." ficers, continuous active service

W. E LANCASTER, HA2c: "I since 8 Sept, 1939 being countedin
wouldn't say I dislike anything determining eligibility.

: about it. It's all pretty good, I like "Spot promotions are to be used ,
; to read the stories about the boys to the minimum."En .
124 whove been overseas and the fel- bloc promotions will be con-
lows who are decorated. And the tinued for promotions to lieutenant

., feature stories about Station activities (junior grade) and to lieutenant.
." Promotions to higher grades will

,\ ALLAN BROWN, S2c: "The paper be by selection, The ,en bloc pro-

... _. r + suits me. About the only thing motion hereafter will be made
'. .. lY
?, : tt y R .4... S
fl rr M. I cfn: suggest would be more en- monthly, instead of once or twice
J A new and novel plan to help s110rs and marines --g ing. Motorists r;urged to share their carsOn : listed men's news. And more pic- ..a year as in the past.

catch a ride has been initiated here. Spe of the first sailors to give the new plan a tures of the men, too" "The policy prescribes certain
Wallis Mitchell S2c who is shown
trial was ,
cial zones have been reserved on the highway ride to the Southside JOHN WELLS, S2c: "I like the minimum lengths of service before
I above hopefully hunting a
outside the Main Gate for Naval personnel desiring It worked-because Mitchell caught a lift to Air News When I put the paperon advancement, but states that such
my desk everybody grabs it andI minima may be extended when the
lift motorists.
: a by Southslde in a few minutes with a Coast Guards-
have trouble keeping a long need for officers in
copy ranksis
Sign posts erected in the zones read "To man.Howaifr Harlowe. SpD)3c.Hitch.hiking ( enough to read it. I think they lessened." higher
Jacksonville "To Ortega "To Beaches and alias thumbing, is forbidden by
could use a personal column with
I ( "To Southside," and all you have to do is stand Navy regulation but the next best thing to it is lots of names in it. There's just -l 4
before the sign that will take you where you'reI the new approved "Catch a Ride" Zones. "
not enough of the paper. Award CitationTo

NOT TO SCARED TO LAUGH service think you could use more general Settlers Of .
and aviation questions in

I ARMlc Walter T Marquis of this Station admits he sprouted that quiz contest. I also miss Yard Snafu IslandAfter '

enough gray hairs to fill a mattress when he was almost blown out of a Dept, news lately. And I'd like to 9
PBY over Kiska but he wasn't too scared to laugh at a joke-on an- see you run pictures of sailors in several months of trials

.j other sailor, of course strict regulation dress uniforms, and tribulations, the brave men z
"We were flying near Kiska one day and hit a pretty bad air pocket dungarees and all so they'd Know of AG-7 established a beach-head

that dropped us about 200 feet," relates the 24-year-old air crewman I how to wear 'em properly! on Snafu Island, located at the .11

L from Custer, Wash "I was back in the blisters when it happened and PATRICIA ROBISON, Y3c: "I rear of Building 611, Aviation Gunnery 'ii
the force of the drop opened the listers and threw me halfway out of like the Inquiring Reporter be- Officers' School. "l

i the plane. I'd have been thrown out completely if my clothing hadn't cause the kids get to say what This is the first class to grad- 1 :

I I taught on the guns. I had a tough time getting back inside as it was they really feel. I don't know of uate under the new course of instruction ,\
: QUESTIONSANSWERS : "I would have been even more scared if it hadn't been for another any part that I don't like. It pretty set up by Lt. Arthur B. I
crewman. Alberti was his name He was cooking chow at the time well covers everything:' Bennett, Officer in Charge of AGO 'j i
j ( ARE PRINTED ON and when we dropped so suddenly the chow was thrown all over him FRANK WILSON, Sic: "I never School stressing practical application .

PAGE 8.1) and the bulkheads. Alberti! and the chow landed right in the bilge. paid any particular attention to to gunnery problems, and minimizing -

I 1. The Secretary of the Navy in was so funny I forgot all about my own narrow escape and laughed" whether I like any special part or theory.. Class AG-7 spent 1
''j World War I was ((1)) Walter Hines Marquis holds the Air Medal for participation in the attack on Dutch not. It's something to read, and ...'.,
Page ((2)) Burton Wheeler, ((3)) Harbor. much of their 'I
pass away All I can ,
t i Harold R Stark (4)) Franklin D. ------ ----- --- is I read it and then read it over say "' time in building _),

1 I .._ .Roosevelt(6)) David, Dixon(5) Josephus Porter? Daniels, War Bond Record one proud.of which Sincere you congratulations may be justly to sitting again a In couple bunk.of times when I'm \::- revetments, and "
my My only sug- ,:
I 2. After what are aircraft car- you, your War Bond Officer and gestion is to make it bigger." r"; getting the i
riers named? "
to all personnel at command
3. The Navy's Deputy Chief of Receives PraiseAdmiral -- your ELLIOT CONRAD, S2c: "WhenI physical equipment s 1..

Operations (Air) Is................... ? do get an Air News I like it all set for ,
4. The width and heighth of the New EngineGives right. I like it just generally and up '
Panama Canal and Brooklyn D. C. Ramsey, Chief of I can't say that I dislike anything! the classes to CAI; j
bridge are determining factors in the Bureau of Aeronautics, In a Spitfire More Kick about it. But I think it'd be betterif GJ' .
follow, and that
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letter addressed to Captain
the size of U. S warships True LONDON (CNS)-A new edi- it were a little more enlisted.
I or false! Lynch, Commanding Officer NAT tion of the Spitfire, the world's More like the style of the Yank is why they call
j 5. When rendering a proper hand TC, Jacksonville to all, conveyed the civilian his con-and most famous fighter plane, has that Army weekly that's so good a the area back of Building 611
salute the forearm is inclined at gratulations been developed by the British. The lot of sailors in my outfit buy it." "Snafu" Island
personnel for the near
j an angle of.: (a) 25 degrees, (b) 30 perfect military record In the purchase of new Spitfire is equipped with an ALFRED AARONSON, PhMlc: In celebration of graduation
degrees, (c) 35 degrees, (e) 45 degrees War Bonds. Improved Rolls-Royce engine, call- "I like the Smoking Lamp, the from this exceptionally strenuous '
(f) 65 degrees ed a marvel of compactness: pin-ups, Male-Call and the whole a party was held on the
6. Not a single Admiral was "Such a high percentage of par- whose dimensions and cylinder arrangements paper. I think It could be improved course evening of April :5, at the Student 1 i
ticipation In the bond program is are similar to those
killed\ in action during the First 1 by adding more educational features Officers' Club-a memorable evening I
and gives one an used in Sir Malcom
inspiring Campbell'srecord
World War?' True false? very
1 or like the quiz contest and in the lives of the valiant ,
added of confidence for the "Bluebird" auto-
feeling breaking
7. What colors the 1
appear on plane identification men, their wives and the AGO .: ::1
j ribbon security of these members of the mobile. .
Navy Cross Navy family in the after-war I ARTHUR McHUGH, S2c: "It School faculty. ) 4"Dean"
8. If you were to see Admiral ,
C, Weems
R presented ;
This record is lI.n.1! sems to be a good Station paper
William in dress uniform years. near perfect Send! the In: Air News-
Halsey ribbons to the ,'
--------- --- ----- and the articles are well written
\ he'd be wearing: column is and graduates, inscribed "Sanf," .:'
The chaplain's good
1. One two-Inch stripe with fiveInch Medical Dept. Receives Pennant
1 stripes. I like Male Call, too. Hut I'm not twice the size on normal ribbons
2. One two-Inch stripe with four ', -Inch stationed here permanently andshouldn't because this class was asked to
1 stripes, do twice the normal amount of
3. One two-Inch stripe with three ',IJ I- I be saying anything
\ J I Inch stripes JOE KUZIEL, AMM2c: "I like work in order to get the new pro-
4. One two-Inch stripe with two %"tnch I II gram for gunnery going Special
That's about
stripes. I more pin-up pictures. I
written and to
S. One two-Inch stripe with one 'a-lnch I all I look at. I don't read the pa-I songs were sung
stilpe. wr -Mns lilrC 'paper too much." I kid the student officers, and the
9. The F4F is Grumman's Wildcat er'- high light was a skit in which the
but can you identify these I wives of the men donned their
planes the same way: B-17, F6F pin-ups and better And husbands athletic garb and performed '
I more jokes, and better ones. That'sall.
SNC. P-17, P-61? a burlesque on "Happy
10 Below we have listed four Hour."
men given their first, last and mid _
-%-Jfa T T IL m
''f d like to see a letter to the ed- !.
dle names and the fields in which
itor column.added to the Air News. Commercial Bulletins
they won their fame; but neither t
i' !\. number of military papers have
first names nor fields ate listed
one, and it's a good idea entirelyIn
with the right man. Can you with the American sys- Bedroom suite living room suite.
straighten them out? breakfast set- washing m3'hlneUruoe
William Archer \"andl'ltrlrt-Nnvo'; tem of a free press, whether it's in G Ferguson 3402 A. Ellyson St., Dewey -
David Lendrum ShermanAiatlon.. the Navy or not" Park
William Glasgow Mltchl'lI-M.lrlnes. CPL. DON MARTIN: have Household furnishings Two living
Alexander; Tecumseh t'ai rugut-.\rrny. room chairs and couch one short and .,,
been able to find out wherewe
never long wave radio table model: flairlamps ,
--- can get the Air News. They'renot ,mrr dressing table with full
Curbstone Casanovas w distributed to us. So what;: I sized r: also four white chiefsuniforms
size 38 O H, Ager phone
dislike most about the paper is 29O10: 104 St: Tjmuquana Road,
Hit By Norfolk PaperThe that I can't get it often enoughto Across from Mormon Church. rt;

"Dope Sheet," official paper find out what I like about it" II Phone Baby 28330 Uasinelte Good condition.

of the Norfolk Naval Air Station, ARTHUR CARDINAL S2c: "I _
in an editorial last week appealedto think it's very good and like every- Station news. I like it. And dis-
service men to "crack down"on thing about it. I like Male Call best like nothing"

any "adolescent Mac" found of all. And the quiz contest. JACK RUFFING, AMM3c: "It

"getting. fresh with a lady." CARL E. FRY SC3c: "I like the gives the enlisted men a break.

"How would you like to have Joke part. In fact, I like anything Caniff's Male Call strikes the ,enlisted -
some third-rate wolf in a sailor ., humorous because it takes you men's viewpoint Just right.
uniform make sneaky passes at Lt (jg) Liles (left), and Lt (jg) Ann Hughes, as representatives away from the dally routine. I like Everybody seems to get a fair
1.\ your girl while she's standing alone of the Medical Department acecpt the Commandant's War Male Call and the Station column." break in the paper and there's as t

JII, on a corner waiting for a bus ?' You Bond Honor Pennant from Captain Arthur Gavin at ceremonies CLAUDE ONCALE, AMM2C: "I much about us as there is about
would not? Okay the next time Saturday morning The officers and men of the Medical Depart- think the Jax Air News gives ev- officers. And that's the way it "? .

you see some adolescent Mac get ment have achieved the "commendable" mark of 91 per cent par- eryone an even break, enlisted and ought to be-everybody equal." .' ''
ting fresh with a lady crack downon ticipating in the Navy payroll allotment plan for purchase of War commissioned. It has a lot of facts <;,'$

him," the Do Sheet said. Bond In it about the Navy and a lot of .....the J.K Air. News .....! J

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The JAX AIR NEWS is 1)ubllshect'eekly at the U. S.
Na\al Air Station Jacksonville. Florida by the Public ffcit'
Relations Office at no expense to the government. Copies
are distributed tree of charge to enlisted and other Naval I COMMANDER R. R. MARKEN, (ChC), USN
Personnel at the Naval Air Station, the Naval Air Technical I By
Training Center the Headquarters ot the Naval Air
it Operational' Training Command Naval Auxiliary Air Stat The Framework Of CharacterThe
lion Green Cove sprln s, Naval Auxiliary Air Station
t l'ecil, Field I r Gunners' School the U. S. Naval }K:
V Hospital, illrlat Auxiliary Air l Faculties. iaPo framework of a good character is that set
;C) of principles which should rule and guide all our
Rear Admiral Andrew C. McF.aU. USN ( actions, both afloat and ashore. When acted upon J
Chief ot Naval Air Operational Training regularly these principles are called virtues and the ;',

ale: prudence Justice, fortitude and
Captain Arthur Gavin USN. $ principal ones ;:
Commandant. ; r temperance. .
Jacksonville Naval Air Station \ Prudence makes our acts right in themselves; '

Justice makes them right toward others; while Fortitude .1
Captain Joseph B Lynch. A-VG), USNR remove difficulties from the -1
Commanding Officer and Temperance
Naval Air Technical Training Center J't : way.
1 Prudence is tIe sound use of our judgment and .
Captain John Commanding J. O'Malley Officer MC), USN. ;,< GAP-VI'" our mil about the objects in the sernceand in life

U. S. Naval HospitalCommander 1 a . -;. ._ __ ...0.-_ ...i
to attain them.
Commanding' Edward E.Officer Dolecek USN. "lngenuis, Aint I?" Justice means giving to every one what is due

Naval Air Gunners' School him; that is, treating everyone according to his

Commander Commanding H. Ashford Officer. Jr., USN Chaplain Describes Pacific lights.Fortitude is strength to stick to our duty when

Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Green Cove Springs it is dangerous, paintul and difficult. ff

Temperance means strength to stick to our duty
Commander Samuel G Mitchell
Commanding Officer, in spite of the attractions. of pleasure-that is, to
Naval Auxiliary Air Station Cecil Field Assault in Letter Sent HereLieut. avoid eating and drinking too much for the pleas

Ueut Col. Chester L. Gawne. USMC (Ret), ore of taste; aivintj way to 'impure sensuality by
Commanding Officer oitrseli.es or iiith others; taking amusements 'instead
Marine Barrack, ( Harry T. Peters, Assistant!! for Drill to the Brigade Commander -
of doing our duty; or gambling beyond our
NATTC, recently received this! letter from the Chaplain
means for the pleasure of the excitement..
Lieut. Cot William T Evans. USMC (Ret),
Commanding Officer aboard one of our battleships in the Pacific. The Chaplain is a closefriend I The word temperance also means moderation or
Marine Aviation Detachment of his, formerly minister of the church Lieut. Peters attended taking a middle course when used in the sense of
vacations lire Island N. Y. The Is \\\M\ and "
during on description M "the mean. In
I keeping golden many cases right
\ The JAX AIR NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service the Chaplain's reaction to each of the three phases of the action is so takes the middle course between two
material. Republication of credited matter prohibited acting extremes
\ without permission of CNS. War Department, 205 E. brilliantly set down, the Jax Air News Is reprinting eexh of the I both of which are vicious. \
42nd St. N. Y. C. phase as" a separate<< installment.) Prudence takes the middle course between neglect

Crew Letter No JWashington's tors. ing to calculate how to act, and calculating so much

illegal Purchases Birthday On the next morning bright and so long that it prevents us from acting. .,

Reports continue to trickle in, whether 19H cheerful and almost peaceful we Justice takes the middle course between yiiinq t

E they are correct or incorrect we don't know, *First Phase" followed an air strike into the other people too lIttle and giving them too much // ':
Dear Mr. Peters: islands. We had quite a celebra- we give tllttoo little, we deprive them of their
I that people who are not eligible to make pur- It is about time that another of tion. Most of the day was spentin rights, To give them more than their rights is sometimes

chases at Ship's Store Ashore are managing our crew letters found its way to company with a few other ships virtue, but sometimes it may be bad either for

with the help of those who are, to buy you. Here it is and we hope that exterminating the Japs and their our shipmates or for oursehvs to do so. For cj-

many of the goods which are intended forNaval you enjoy I it, in all three phases. shore installations with our big ', ample, u man can do harm by yielding too much to
For the time being our troublesare other people's unfair claims, or by giving nay to
"' personnel and their immediate fam- j guns. '
"o over but the past weeks have their false opinions-,
ilies.The been full of activity and invaluable I Starting along the beaches the Fortitude takes the middle course between a weak

two most common means of violating experience In the first place we 'big guns rangedvfar and wide. I and cowardly yielding to pain or fear, and recklessly -
have been members of a mighty i Here an oil storage tank would go exposing one's self to pain and danger.
in for
Navy regulations respect are authorized -
[ in smoke A little further there
I takes the middle
team wearing the uniform of our Temperance course between tho
purchasers to loan their cards to would be fires and then
Uncle Sam. We have been cogs in suddenlywith I two extremes of looking upon all pleasure as good
unauthorized persons, or to buy extra groceries a colossal privilege to do our part a terrific explosion which and looking on all pleasure as bad People can take
for themselves. This latter method is and do it well. seemed to lift a major part of the a sour view of things, and deprive themselves of Innocent -
island with it an ammunition I
It was like listening to a foot- depot pleasure which does them
probably more widespread and harder to blew up in a geyser of flame and good; or they can
1 detect. ball game home on a Saturday smoke. Then drew off little indulge in pleasure as to make themselves soft and
we a I
I afternoon for example, to hear the dissipated and their
neglect duty.
t The people who are guilty of these violations for a momentary lull as the dive
marine landings as .
reports came
Prudence Justice, fortitude and temperance pro-
which had ,
bombers been
; t however, ought to stop and consider over the ship's public address system the horizon waited the word waitingon to vide four principles by which to carry out the great '.

the results of their malpractices. Contrary We had to admire the practical I come in for their act, appearedon general principle, namely to do what is right and r

I' to what many might believe, Navy stores are which, matter-of-fact manner in tile scene. They came in very avoid what is wrong in thought word, and deed.
they went about the
also on a quota and can not indefinitely secure business of blasting the grim I I high, peeled off one at a time and The bluejacket who builds his life around the
Japs. They I[ dropped their thousand pound call- framework of these principles .. who has the powerto
of the
commodities. As
i many scarcer a did much more than we in the operation -
\ result, if people who arenot eligible secure I yet it was the work of our jng cards standing on the buildings It was that quite remained a- I noble grasp ideas-and-will carry win into for himself effect these not only abstract advance but

groceries and meats at Ship's Store Ashore group invasion.to prepare AH the heard way of-tor the sight and we were close enough to ment in rating in the Navy, but recognition a* a
we them
some of the families of Naval personnel, who reaching the beaches which hadbeen see it well. Later as the marines real man.

have a legal right to them, will have to do blasted with ship shell fire landed and received almost no op-

without them. This would cause particular we knew that our work had un- position on the beach, we were told !
that almost 60 ..IFrom Other I
: per cent of the Papers
doubtedly saved the live of hun-
hardship on children who must have certain i Jap defenders had been destroyed
dreds of the It"athernt'C.'ks.There .
; essential foods in order to grow normally and during our bombardment. I
were thrills on this
become the strong citizens that we will need eration of a different nature from op- (TO BE CONTINUED) II I Beat Japs Sans Troops

for the future. the last. During phases one and ty I! "I think that it is possible perhaps to bring about
Then of course there is the legal end to two we hid not see a single enemy .
Smoker Tomorrow defeat of Japan without having to actually land
.. consider, too. If you will look at your commissary plane overhead. The destroyerswith t'ontinurd! from troops on her soil. If this can be accomplished by the
us were responsible for pace cue
some I. Navy, it will that the lives of hundreds of our
card you will find a notation which of the "fun." Another destroyercame atonal girl entertainer billed the mean
on "
men will be saved, Rear Admiral C. P. Mason,
; reads: "Please present this card when pur- by with a patient, one of the card is Comedienne Josephine NATC told audience at the

r chasing. You are authorized to make purl flyers, they had picked up in the Boyer. University commandant of Texas,-QUONSET an SCOUT.recently
water. It was a beautiful job of I That "ain't" all, folks! Sailors I
chases for the immediate members of
your (Admiral Mason the officer
was first commanding'
him. will in
transferring Then they went chip and do their part for
family ONLY." Note the last word. It says, off looking for Japs but had to the weekly Friday night programs, and commandant of the Jacksonville Naval Air

"only" and it means "only." Any other interpretation wait a short time for permission to too. ,, Station)
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ered a direct violation of Navy regulations. own. Finally it came and off they will demonstrate the three H's AMUSEMENT CALENDARNumber
went into the dark. had that Is making it famous-hill
There is doubt that in pro ( after each show Is plavlnjr date atStudent
no you can get set -
d ceeded only a short distance when billy, hoe-down and high moun- Officers' Auditorium)
rious trouble by any violation of the laws established they ran into four Jap ships and I tain laments Frank Ursltn, who FREE MOVIES

by the Navy Department. But in what a picnic they had! Finally gives the concertina a fit, is the

addition to that, remember that every time they returned to our formation leader of the Jug Band which Main Station Auditorium
very happy about the whole thing. plays such high falutin' numbersas "The ,
let another use Ship's Store Today- Lady Vanishes, Paul Lukas ((16) .,
you person :your the Firehouse
But who Hoe-down
wouldn't be after sink- and .
hundaj"Buffalo Kill, Joel ;McCrea (17)
Ashore pass, or buy groceries for him, you I I ing four valuable Jap ships, not to "Itlng-Dang-Do." Momlaj'-"Swing Shift MaUle, ," Ann Sothern (18)). :I

are depriving someone else of the food that mention keeping supplies and rein- Sailor Fitgerald of A & R, who Tuesdaj-"Falcon Out West," Tom Conway (19). I

r his family might be in dire need of. And be- forcements from the Islands. sang with Artie Shaw will swoon- Wednesdayouth Huns Wild," Jean Brooke :

fore long, you, yourself, may feel the pinch, The sight of Jap ships burningat form croon and Sailor Prigden will per- (Today at Student Officers' auditorium only, t
sea lifts an old-fashioned "
certainly your morale. blackface "Sarong Girl, Ann Corio and "Frisco Kid, with
I [
too. For if the SSA continues to sell more The afternoon before we did James Cagney ,
t than its quota of certain goods, it may not be our job, a very noisy part of theoperations act.The Station's Jumpin' Jax or- Friday )

Jong before it will not receive any of the we had church services chestra will furnish the music. NATTC

a, scarcer products at all. on the fantail of the ship. -"': Today, 1800, 2000-"Cover Girl" Rita Hayworth,
The pennant which signifies "Di Gene Kelly! Jinx Falkenburg and the "Cover GlrW "j
It is well to these facts in mind next
; keep vine Service being held" was being SOUTHWEST PACIFIC (CNS). Technicolor with name, beauty and talent.
time someone not authorized to trade at the flown from the masthead I A soldier stationed at a base here Friday, Saturday, 1800, 2000-"You Can't Ration ." J I

i SSA asks you for the use of your card. Don't while over )It and all around us received a birthday present from Love," Betty Rhodes', Johnnie Johnson, IXArtega

you think it would be smarter to just give great flights of planes were tak- 100 women In Connecticut. He and his All-Girl orchestra. ,
ing off and wrote back that he didn't want to Sunday, 1330. 1530 "Frisco Kid,"
; him definite "NO ?" landing on the carriers 1800, 2000- '
a doing their Job. Leaving appear ungrateful but he wished James Cagney. Reissue ;

-i n r T us they dropepd their bombs, they had kept the gift and sent Monday, 1800, 2000-"The Lady Vanishes," Paul ;

Navy Way fought off Jap planes and came him the 100 women instead Luka -. ;

back for more fuel and ammuni --I.a- Tuesday, 1800, 2000-"The Mystery of the Thirteenth I
Great Lakes saw itself through Hollywood eyes
Friday, Saturday and Monday when ;The NavyWay" tion. So the church services, as 10 Men In A Jeep Guest," Dick .reelII, Helen ParrWi.
far Wednesday, 1800, 2000 Joel Mc
as we were concerned uflalo Bill,
Station in 13 different werevery NEW YORK ,
appeared on screens (CNS) -The U. S Crea
Maureen O'llara
showings. World premiere of the film was held appropriate. They showedthe Coast Guard has developed a new Linda Darnell. '

In Rosa Auditorium Friday night Neither pre- Lord that we were doing the ten man Jeep for use in shore pa- OTHER ENTERTAINMENT ., ''i
miere here was without Hollywood lovelies. Susan best we could and at the same trol duties. The new troop-carry- Main .. I{,

Hayward, Jean Heather and Phyllis Brooks, Bob time asking Ills help. It Is getting ing Jeep Is bigger, faster and even Today-"Ste Look Side "
and LIUn USO
Lowery and Albert Dekker represented the film city to be quite a thing now to tougher than its famous Army p ,

At the Great Lakes film showings.-GREAT LAKES have our church hymns mingled counterpart, the Coast Guard May 15-U ill Otburn
' i BULLETIN, Great Lakes, Ill vvrth the roar of the plane mo- claims May 16-fosse of Magic.and "Orchestra.

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Commander E. M. Shields, personnel officer, may be a fr ..A ; $ mp F of fie

" commissioned officer AS far as the Navy is concerned but V 'qDth

,, the DuPont Company seems to have other ideas.
Here is the story. A sailor approached Commander Shields

not $o long ago and asked him if he would please sign a

letter stating that he, the sailor, was in the Naval service.

This was necessary, the bluejacket said, so that he could ,

get his yearly bonus from the DuPont company.. ,' 3r9 :
Commander readily agreed
The 0
'' Y and signed the letters, "E. M. This chow here is only for servicemen. zi.t.v <

\;'". Shields, Commander, USNR." ." 'filt: '
A few days later came the
prompt reply from the DuPont SMOKIES A J. G. receded > ;,
an unusual surprise the other' ',,
their former employeeuld I. A Marine pawned him up on
said, but
'auJd have to get the signature I the street and said, "By your leave', ,:;ff"1
sir" Another G. >
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officer and the was reprimanded w : '
a ..
vvord commissioned was under i by a superior officer for fit',fir-. ,Y.I
not saying it The only bank- >;; /;
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.; Randa Rowland AEM3c, who I are by Small Stores' ThisIs
shipped out a week ago had his a small world, you even see
little white Bantam radio "lost, I WACS in a Navy Ship's Service
t strayed or stolen" on March 27th. |I these days Sent a "pin-up"
In order to aid the present' "own- picture of Joan Leslie to my brother
" er" he asked us to print the following In New Guinea' and he wrote
'a which he composed himself back, "When the fellow saw those
I pictures of Joan Leslie their eyes
: ; almost popped out" Things
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.: i must be pretty rough in Guinea,
The radio lost in surer hangaris Chuck Keep' your stories, ideas
of value to you I am sure, but I
and even' complaint coming .
only if the tube is in it. Therefore I That's what this column is. lorI ,' ,s
1 am sending you the tube with my the little stories, that are usually : *
tomplimcHts. I wish you many I
happy hours of plraiant music any-where! '
didn't know who
Since Rowland that makes Americans what tlioy
he has left the tube I
had the radio,
are no matter how grim the ta..kI
with the M. A. in Barracks 21. I
next week
I mightLAMPS: OUT.
HIT OF TIIK Wttli-A rerruit -
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fresh out of 'boot ('wnI" I
\\alkNllnto the Keccl\lng Ship and 19-Year-Old CrewmanIn
looked around helplessly for a few i "
- moments. Then spying a seaman, In Battles
first class, with the M. A. badge Continued from pale two
on his chest, lie ran to him anx I one for me!" It was followed by an c

iously. I explosion like that of a 5-inch gun IT: 4.4
"Pardon n e, sir," he said! hope- The attack group carried on their
fully, "but are you the Officerof j mission by flying low for the first Its Ann Sothern, mates, pleading with you to come up and see her. The dates. Monday at the Main
the Day." seven miles and throwing machinegun Station Theatre and at the Student Officers' auditorium on Tuesday Of course, it will be only in a
fire into the numerous Jap movie titled, "Swing Shift Maisie," but do we hear any complaints about seeing too much of the
A Marine who bad seen action' sampans plying those waters. little damsel Annie, we mean.
at Guadalcanal] was standing in I "We climbed to 15,000 feet -----
the chow )line waiting to be served then' ," the young veteran continued NATTC On Market For bathroom door and threw the key
when some sailor, whose only claimof "and ran into four Jap float Breezes away, and then laughed and laughed .
combat was probably an argu- il seaplanes. The pilot called to us Musicians Or Actors and laughed because she knew'
ment over who would pay for the the intercom to 'get those
over her' father was going to have abeer
Plans for a series of shows fea- Humor From
next beer round let out whistle Salty
a monkey faces or we won't get party that night.
' that resembled bomb and then I turing NATTC talent are being laid
a ; back. We knew what he meant Here And There
hit the table with a blown-up paperbag. because our engine had begun to now.NATTC It Choips
The veteran Marine jumpedand men who have had mu-
miss. flight Mood "Johnny, what is that?"
sical or acting experience are urgedto
became excited.
he had to leave highly the chow hall Finally be-, I "One Zero came dicing In close call Lt. Carl H. Schmitt Wel- How are you this evening, "That's a boid, 'teacher.
cause he found it impossible to eat. i and took from four to ten fare and Recreation Officer of honey? "No, Johnny, you mean it's a
streams of lead from prop to All right, but bird."
Into' NATTC, at 8132 for an appoint lonely.
According to reports coming tail lie went down in flame ment and audition. Good and lonely?. "n' ll, it choips like a botd."
column, case like this are
unusual Do think It's right, Wereally felt good about that. First of the shows will reopen No just ]lonely
mates, to take you advantage of men' After the brief fracas, the one the new Auditorium soon, and O. K. I'll be right over. WAVE'S BilletA
s Mho have already fought in this remaining Jap hightailed it for judging from Lt Schmitt's plansit WAVE after first reportingto
wart Remember, before long you his home port will be a humdinger. Too Young, Too Old Key' West, wrote home to her
may find yourself In this :Marino's "We returned to find our car- -%_rlf JJ She'd never had a sailor mother saying, "I guess I'm goingto
position, then how Mould you like rier barely visible but finally Take liein his arms. beery busy here Aa'lng'M
tt if someone' pulled the same, gag ,I 'sweated out' the landing. Once C. B. Petty Officers She'd never had a soldier Ma'am all day and No-Sir, all
on you? aboard, the pilots gathered the Rave about her charms. night.
I I Rules
Get Rate
gunners and radiomen and told us: Badge No marine had ever wooed her, I
I Well done! If it wasn't for the And the reason's this
A Lieutenant, recently detached Petty officers of the seaman simply : Wrong Way ,
from this station, was returning rear gunners" we would never havereturned' branch in Seabee construction battalions She was too young. for the last A transport had been sunk and
from leave when' he decided to wear their rating badgeson 't't&rAnd several lifeboats were cruising
have a bite to eat on the train. I A fitting tribute to the combat the right sleeve and all petty far too old for this. about the surrounding waters pick.
Coming to the diner he saw a long record' of Ordnanceman Herbert officers of other branches of the tag up survivors. A completely
line of "G.I.'s" in front of it. I I Young and his fellow aircrewmenwho Seabees wear their rating badgeson Okey- Before bald-headed sailor popped tip
Being hungry and needing food have brought their planes the left sleeve. "This match won't light, Chife." alongside one of the boats. One of
desperately' he fell in behind them.A back, through their courage and The distinguishing mark, C.B., "Wassa matter wish it, Fella ?" the Irishmen manning the oars
tough sergeant (the kind they i gunnery skill, to secure an outstanding is worn on the left sleeve halfway "Damfino, Chief. It lit all right spotted Mm and with a snort of
record in this war's air- between the elbow and the wrist, a minute "
always have in the movies) sawS ago rage, brought his oar down smack
him Marching up to the Navy combat history. as directed by BuPers. on the bald man's pate. "This is
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lieutenant he barked, "Say, youi ----- -- A\\ Audrey- Laughs wo time for fooling," he said, "go
-, I What are, you doing in here Send the J.x Air New Home! Buy, Buy War i day little Audrey locked the down and come up straight.''

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,- '.........,.. .... 1:;. ,..... I I I Sailor Evades Marine's Haymaker 3r
"T 1 .. Golf TournamentIs -

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In Semi-Final
':(," ; T .r

: f :. Round This WeekGolfers

: .y -.-.IL1t/ :
:L. /* .<...!'- ,..... ; In the Naval Air Station -
, r .. ;. << ,I tournament have reached the I
semi-final round and matches
: By Edmund Walsh Y2'. : I I '
L& ." .. ." pjayed this week will bring the A
tourney to its championship round G c

A: Anyone who knew Lt. (jg; :) Ira "Ike" Kepford when he the following week.: : may \
Pairings In the first flight are:
of football for Northwesternwas
was playing a smashing gamE 5 nS
V. Gregory, PT1, medalist, vs. H
can tell you what a "bug" he on the sport. .... B. Howard, A&R; and V. L. Lan-
I'm sure football dominated the drum, VM; vs. the winner of the I C'
''I thoughts of the Navy's leadini >> L. W. Hay, AEM, vs. J. M. Parker b
s I fighter pilot of the war more thai Marine Hdqts. match.In .
'w's t te
anything else with which he came the second flight. T. E. Ben- '
i in contact during college. son. R27, opposes W. R. MCIntyre ti
,, ; When "Ike" trained at NAA! TTF. and John Slater, PT1 squares

Cecil Field a little over a year ago, off against H. Coyne, T1.
one of the first fliers to complete Third Flight Slow I

.. operational training here, we had i Third flight matches, which are I
I dinner downtown and, being i a still in the second round pit : H. E.
sports writer, I sat back expecting I Marsh VM, vs. E. S. Burke. T4 : ,
to hear him shoot the breeze 01 J. F. Bundy, A&R, vs. C. S. Mann, I
j his favorite topic. O&G; and L. F. Damiano, Tl vs.
All D. L Olson. PTHdm). <;
i But such was not the case.
lie could talk about was f1 'lng. Last week's results in the first *,. "y ;J"
Ilea had a couple of close shaves flight were: V. Gregory, PTl, beat .x">> ..."'.".{ :
at Maimi and C. A. Rune, A&R, 4 and 3 H. B.
in his training, one ; out
Middleweight Al Enlck, right classy Navy ringman, pulls
but he felt he Harward A&R, defeated Fred Ra-
the other at Cecil
of harm's in his elimination bout with Marine "Lefty"Campo
waft "catching hold" of the F4U Lt. (Jg) Ira "Ike" Kepford halm, PT1, 3 and 1; and V. L. In the way NATTC boxing tournament. Enick drew a first round

d and hoped to fly It when he got I Landrum. VM won over D.T. bye and dccisioned Campo to enter the semi-finals in the middleweight *
into combat. Baseball Season Open--; Galloway, NATTC, 3 and 2. division.Champs.

chance came'on In second flight-matches, T. E. .. --
Kepford's first << --- ----- -- ---------- -- --
11 Nov. last year when his outI I 17 April At PensacolaThe Benson R21, defeated L. H. Brothers. -

fit, the Skull and Crossbones Pensacola Naval Air Sta- NATTC, 2 and 1; W. R. McIn- Will Be CrownedIn
squadron, was git ing cover to tion baseball team will begin prac- tyre TTF, won from P. J. Dillon,
Navy bombers on "the milk run" I tice 17 April according to a story TVB. by default; H. Coyne Tl.

from Bougainville to Itabaul. It I in the Gosport, station paper at 'defeated Paul Cranford, NATTC, Boxing Show TonightAn
was late afternoon after eight Pensacola NAS. 2 and 1.

hour of flying when the Navy I Lieut. H. R. Sanders, USNR for- Any men who have difficultycontacting in the NATTC
I action-packed windup is set for tonight
fliers turned for home and were merly head football coach at Van- their opponent are ask
followed by 110 Japs, who figured I derbilt University will coach the ed to call Jack Cummins SpAlc boxing tournament when championship bouts in seven weight

the Americans were short nine. He has had three years of at Ext. 8157.Winners I classes, ranging from featherweight to heavyweight, will be

on fuel and ammunition.Ike pro baseball experience in the in each flight will be staged, starting at 1930 at the outside Navy arena at NATTC.
got into the thick of it and Western Association and in the awarded zes.-- I An exhibition bout between
came out with four Jap planesto Southern legaue. --- r.n Athletic AssistantsGo Howard Brodt, Marine boxing instructor -
ItU credit. lie downed a tor- .... and Coast Guardsman
Tennis !
tMHlo plane just after It had missed Bobby Riggs To Bainbridge NTS Maurice Brantley, a former pro
a U. S. carrier by a small Bob Steuber Is CadetAt Is on Hawaiian Duty fighter stationed in Jacksonville,
margin. This he says was his> will be an added attraction.The .
I Iowa Pre-Flight Robert T. Collins S2c, and Oscar
biggest thrill. Bobby Riggs, Sp (A) 2c, former cream of the ring crop-
Well known college athletes now M. Griffith S2c, have been transferred -
"Ike" got a pair of Jap planes I national amateur tennis champion, survivors of three elimination
... on a day when 70 Navy planes, In training as aviation cadets at the is now on duty in the Hawaiian from the physical training department rounds and the seml-flnals--wlll
Iowa school include Bob I
hunting a Jap carrier, were tackled pre-fltght area He recently played an exhibition to the Physical Instruc don the gloves tonight. Elimination
Steuber nation's leading scorer in I bcuts were held on April 5:: ,
:200 i at the U. S. Naval Air
by Nips. tor's school at the NTS, Bain-
football last fall with DePauw,
6 and 10 and the semi-finals were
He I Station, Kaneohe Bay, T. H. ,
The second Jap was tough.
and Russ Wendland, all conference bridge, Maryland. scheduled for last night.
was flying a "Tony, a new fighter I guard in basketball from North- --4"Strangler" ---
Carroll L. Orr S2c. another en- .
head-on' NATTC Conducts! TourneyThe
plane and met Ike in a
Steuber All Americanat
battle at 17.000 feet. The Jap was Missouri, played part of a sea- Will listed man in the department is tournament is being con.
making about 260 knots and "Ike"wail I son for the Chicago Bears. slated to leave soon. ducted by the NATTC Physical
duing about 310 knots. Collins was voted the "most out- Training Department. Trophies will
--- -- -i --- Be Here In
"Ike" got him but the Jap had MayBig standing athlete" at Ft. Myers, be awarded to winners and run- '
hit his left wing on a cannon I Great Lakes; NTS Stars name wrestlers Ed "Strang Fla., ItS in '42. Griffith was a ners-up in the seven divisions.

burst He spun down to 500 feet I Shatter Records er" Lewis, "Babe" Sharkey, San- freshman at Georgia and Orr a With only four entries In the
and had to get back to his base : Cage for Szabo and "The Great" Milo freshman at South Carolina. heavyweight class, the semifinalsin
minus flaps and with his plane I Bluejaclcets Herman Schaeferand rill grunt and in a main Two other men from physical this group were held last Mon.
badly crippled and burning. Paul Armstrong combined efforts station groan sometime in training, Charles Richardson, S2c, day night. Two Marines, D. O.
to break all previous records appearance and F. G. Armstrong, S2c, are mid-
Jap anti-aircraft fire was flak- i May, It was announced by the Welfare Cohen and S. Tansman, defeated
ing up all around him but he man- established by Great Lakes NTS department yesterday.The way through their course at Bainbridge their opponents and will clash in
basketball teams in three of .
years the finals.
aged to get low over the water _.
wrestlers who will be on a
Schaefer tallied 420 -
competition. s.j
it The fighters who reached the
and with another cripple made
points in 36 while Arm- tour:: of military camps in the U.
back to his base. games Luisetti Had Great YearLt. semi-final round are:
strong beat him out on averages S., have already been booked for
"Ike" bagged his last three scoring 387 in 31 games. Both mows at Newport R. I., NTS; (Jg) Hank Luisetti, often NATTC Conducts Tourney
planes 19! Feb of this year. He marks are records. Parris Island, S. C. Marine base; called basketball Lightheavy Sailors Alabama
greatest player
thought he was a goner then, too. '-i I Camp Edwards; Camp Myles of all time, played for the St. Dubose, J. Casey, Bob Brennon, and
Hemmed in by three Zeros, he radioed Four members of Notre Dame's Standish; Camp Shanks; Camp Mary's pre-fllght school quintet Marine K. E. 11'oodard.MiddleweightSailors.
his base: "Boxed In by three football championship team of Cilmer; Camp Upton; Fort Meade; during the past season. His total Al KolcU,
chalk up two more for Ike 1943 are on duty at Great Lakes I Tort Bragg; Camp Sutton; Fort for the year was 239 points in 13 I P. Jensen, L. C. Page, and Marino
this looks like the works." Jackson: Camp Gordon: Fort Ben- Walter Donahue.Senior .
I NTS. They are: Jim White. Jim I games an average of 18.4 points
nut he came out of It after a fifteen Tharpe. Jim Mello and Bob Han- ling: Camp Wheeler and Kessler tilt. Welterweight-Sailors i.
per K. Lally, Jerry Jernns' G. II. Iley
minute-S50 mile an hour lon ''ield. I
Zero to -- and J. P. Kenan.
'i'ht. getting his 16th -
I"at \ Gil Dodda has now run more Junior Welterweight Sailors
Back to football Lieut. Win War Bonds In NAS Bowling winning indoor miles under 4:10 Lee Wltt tadt, K. J. hunter V. P.
than did Glen Cunningham. Cerchiara, and Marine K. T.
Marty Karow, physical training I' A versa,
officer at NATTC, coached I
Kepford when he played for Corpus Ensign Jim Noble, former Ford- Lightweight'! Sailors Taylor,
Christi: Texas NAS. "He was' ham and NAS football player is I I Bud Barry, Edgerton, and Marine
a coach's dream, putting out just i e. now flying in the south Pacific. ('allnutd .. page ..,..
fora .. - -
ar though he were fighting '4 t
|iitlon on a college team" VO-VCS Bowler Has High Average
Kepfoisl and Lt. (jg) George "
I'rantk flew' In to practice each t. 'f\
day from .Un ,,\'IIIt", Tex.; where'! 1

the tighter pilots trained ,..
"J kf""'." biggest day for Corpus"
came when he scored two touchdowns 1b
in the Navy's 18 to 16 win H
over Texas A. antI1.: a real :' ; ,
present for Lieut. Karow who : ;c.i:
had: coached: there! before the ?

war .
a ,,
At Northwestern "Ike" r.ximed 1r
With and teamed at the haifbark "
position with Chief Specialist Ba I
deCoricvont, now at the Bam V

bridge, Md. NTS. His ,joss
war ambition is to complete his
training in dentistry He took ,
his first flgiht training in the Civ- f ![

ilian Pilot Training Program while ?
he was still in college He hada I
hot bull session with Lt.jg i -,4
Jim Brutz, who played for NAS w
I in '42. about Notre Dame-North-
western battles. Lt. (jg) Brutz f .

wa Notre Dame's."most valuable" I Dan Sabraw, ARM, 2c, VF John Roberts, EM, 2c, Welfare, and :
player in '41. He opposed Kepford I John O'Donnell, BM. 2c, Boathouse left to right, were winners of 0)
three times Kepford told Lt. the Special War Bond prizes offered by the Welfare Departmentin Lieut. Raymond Forsberg, assistant Welfare officer, right,
(jg) Joe Hay, stationed here, and a handicap bowling meet. Sabraw won the blind bogey prize, a awards War Bond Bowling Trophy to James Delsandro, ART, Ic,
myself Just before leaving Jax that I $25 bond. Roberts won another $25 bond for having second highest of VO-VCS, who topped 30 entries in the special meet held last
"the Navy has given me some val- total pin fall, 1266 and O'Donnell took highest honors with a high week Delsandro had an average of 197 In the 6 games rolled and

Continunl on page tl> total pin fall of 1281 for six games. a total pin fall of 1182 without handicap,


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April 1944 JAX AIR NEWS Rage SevenShip's

Store Has Bowling Star Is Ex-Baseball Is Calling

Here This Week ,>br cf s1I Umpire

I. ad In Station .

Jleyball' Meet For ExhibitionWalter Ward, of Cleveland, Ohio 'Em For The Navy Now As a SP

nationally known bowling star, wlli .. ,

Ship's 4)i 8tor) C winner of the appear here in a two-day exhibi '

American! League Volleyball title tion Friday and Saturday. ;I

nUnfJe..vhdefeated in the Com- He will be at the NATTC alleys r r ,

ma r'daitt.' .":CUp playoffs by win- : for an 1830 and 2000 show on Friday

nine.AIM'first*$Jive' contests. I and at the main station alleyson ..... ; "'A" ,. .. '"7:"Jt.[ 1:

Seaman Guard, recond to Ship'sStore Saturday at 1200 and 1600. f. .' ,
i ; ;,"
In the regular season, has: 1 Accuracy in smashing the ma
(Reporters, H. Vadnais, S2c,
completed only two playoff games: ples has paid dividends to Ward. '
Bks. 3; J R. Essen, S2c, Bks. 5;
both to hold second
but has won I '
Pasquale Dinardo, SpS)3c. ) I

place.Each. of the 12 teams, whichJa'e b.''; ': : ...,....:.t. I Jig Room Speed Demon. Leonard 16. t

) achieved this final series, will ': 'PJ i "Sparky" Scharff, Sic, has just yFrom ,

each other once and the f :< ; checked in at Barracks 21 for ad
oppose "i
vanced AEM training. "Sparky"will
unit with the best record will be ,
champion.In I be returned to his regular Jobin
station ; the Jig Room in one of our mosimportant
during the past weekShip's f <
re Pacific bases just as
Store won over Squadron :'"': <
.. ; '- s
, VF 4, 15-9 and 15-9: over Recruit : <'. ..:'. soon as he completes the course
.,, here. He is proud of the speed
Center 15-6: and 15-3, over VM. : .. .' ., "
<> records his Jig Room crews have
15-3 and 15-9: and over Docks- '

Terries, 15-8 and 153. VF.4 de- I hung up for checking, and repair i'1
Loft 18-6 and ing motors for our heaviest typplanes ,
ted Parachute "W.
;; =
I the
and believes that study
5 VPB 2 (1) 15-6 and ; '\"" ., .
over here will increase his skill"Sparky" ., < "' -- A ..1----: '
15-7 and over Docks-Ferries, 15-5. electrician's helper baseball umpiring to shore patroling Is the lot of Ray E.
I was an
13-15: and 1510. I L \$\: :- :: '' ; in a west coast ship yard before (Pop) Peverell, SpS)3c( ) of NATTC, who was behind the plate for

VM turned back VPB 2(1)Parachute 15-3 I. \ j' ;; he vftunteered. He worked on 20 years before enlisting In the Navy. In above picture, he thumbs .
and 15-1 and lost to
some of the ships hit at Pearl Harbor out sliding sailor.
Parachute Walter Ward ;
Loft, 15-2 and 157. I i
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Loft got by VO-VCS 15-8, 7-15 I I helped get them back into action A shore patrolman and a baseball umpire have a lot in common
in his 13 of firing from the in record time. To do this explosives
i years In fact
. and 1511. says Ray E. (Pop) Peverell, who speaks with experience. ,
foul line for he has a record o( were used, the "gun" be
Recruit Center won over the duties of Shore Patrolman Ray E. Peverell SpS)3c) ,

2 ((2), 15-13 and 15-13, lost to 16 "300" games. ing powered with a blank cartridge are keeping Umpire Ray; E. Peverell "tuned up."

Seaman Guard, 15-9 and 15-8. and His ABC average for his entire for punching holes in steel plates. I Pop as' he- -Is- known....- .. to -hundrf'dIIere's ------ --
bowling career is 200.1 and his, After a year on one of our Pacific sailors baseball for
to O&G, 15-8, 11-15 and of was a ump
O&G tournament average for the same. bases Scharff looks forward to hisI A Sad I 20 years before he joined the service -
VPB 2(1) triumphed over I
I tour of here in Jacksonville.
15 11 and 16-14. 0 & G length of time is 205.6.Sailors He is well acquainted in the
15-17, -
checked A&R 1511. 12-15: and Oppose| Him I Ship's Service Scene. Overheard Usually when you get out of I baseball world and has seen scoresof
four bowlers Pvt. Herb Johnston, Jr., Marine the doghouse don't have and
station you come
157. and Docks-Ferries 15-13 and 1 At main 1 I' major leaguers go.
1511. Recruit Center got passDocksFerries Sonny Berke, Y2c Personnel, Harold Aviation Detachment, who anything to worry about, but I During his span, he has called
10-15: 15-6 and I Herrln, Sp (lon 2c, Station Di II broadcasts the Navy News, telling not Sandy. In fact, getting out them on Chief Bender, major

151. rectory, James Delsandro, ART about PFC Doyle Blackhawk, a of the doghouse was just the I I league pitching "great" of years

\OI.LK1HALL J'LA Ic, VO-VCS, and Paul Moore, AM I full blooded Indian recently en beginning' of Sandy's trouble I I ago, down to King Kong Keller.
"O"'S0" rolled in the Radio School. It'ssuch ;
mascot at Firehouse service.On .
I.oalSesman 2c A and R, will roll an exhibi Sandy, I Yankee star now in
Guard 2 0 veteran star. a darn good story we've asked No. 2, chewed his way through I one occasion, he tossed Wes
Ship's Store 3 0 tion against the Ward'sshow him to do up a piece about Black- the wire fencing of his kennel Ferrell, former American League
4 1 I' the features of : I
VF 4
Among hawk for next week's Jax Air
aleG 3 1 Service and went AWOL Monday | pitching ace, out of the game. On
parachute Loft :2 IRecruit are: Instructing personnel News. Claude Wright, S 2c, MAAof gallivanted around the Stationon another he ruled out a home run

Center 2 1 i in how to select the proper and Barracks 21, suggests that we a 24-hour bender before Yard I by George McQuinn, now first .
of hook I
VM 1 2.VPB ball; demonstrations get the men together now on this Pollee collared him. sacker of the St. Louis Browns,
; R (1) 0 ball bowling; knocking base who the famed
A & 1 straight disturbing accompanied Sandy was put on report and When McQuinn had one foot out
VO-VCS 0 1 down the 10 or 7 pins without Doolittle raid on the Hornet and
demoted to apprentice seaman, of the batter's box. He has called
VPB 2 12) 0 0 1DocksFerries 4 j I the others; and picking off the Enterprise. Bet there'd be closeto I I fourth class. A repeated offender I them on dozens of other stars.

spll 1.11. will fifty, but can you imagine the of regulations, the gay young Pop can spin many baseball
I I After the exhibition. Ward brannigan that would follow trying I i
about bowling pup's service record is so spotted I yarns from an ump'a slant. "Many

Bombsight Paces answer questions to establish which carrier did I I now It looks like a polka dot times when a player appears to braising
who Interested. i iI I
: for those are the greatest job. tie I cain over a decision, he
------ Watch Out Air News. P, 1... New I I is show for
really putting on a
Volleyball Loop CrownedIn man, R-28, edits a small pencil- the fans. Maybe while he is storm-
Will Be
Champs written paper called the Daily WANTEDTalent'For ing around, he is simply asking the

Biz It has a rabid followingin to with him or
week Tonight fishing
Winning two matches last Boxing Show ump go
Bks. 3 In his time,
spare It's of the
the favored Bombsight team maintained something. part game
Cedln.t'd hem pace IlK Newman beats out hot licks of Victory SmokeWith for the fans said who added
its hold on first! place in the Pop,
NATTC Officers Volleyball league Marshall. boogie wookie on the piano R. that the wolves in the stands who
I Featherweight-Sailors Covant, E. Walsh, R-28, is a one-man band want to "molder de ump"are
with a record of five victories with- the resumption of Friday always
Cifman, McNally and Joyner (only He mixes hot drums with sweet of the too.
out defeat. night Victory Smoker programs at a part game
featherweight class). Hawaiian music To
in guitar
the Mainside, the Welfare Depart- Pop recalls an incident at Har-
Bombsight crushed Brigade, please his country friends, he Va. in 1936 when he
ment is scouring the Station for risonburg, ,
]5157 and TTT, 15-6. 1510. Third Round Results: sometimes goes to extremes and
entertainment talent among Sail- was on trial as a Virginia League
AEM: came through with two vice I Junior Welterweight\ : E. J Hunter, plays a harmonica.
The home town catcher disputed
Nadt' ors, Marines and WAVES. ump. -
tories 'to take second defeating Naxy. over H. L. Barnes radioman in TBF will
place Being a a
Marine over C. A. I of Peverell's decisionson
Aston: E, T. Axersa. If you can sing, if you can dance, one
Athletic and Welfare, 15-4 I Venner. Navy, knockout second round. be nothing new to Arvl Lyons of if you can perform tricks, if you a pitched ball and a hot argue
35-10. and AGO, 10-]:>, 15.7 15-7. Senior Welterweight: E. Lally. I R-35, who as a Grumann employee informed the
Buck Smith Marine, decision can act, if you can play novel mu- ment followed. Pop
In the only other game Dispensary Navy over over E. E. acted as radioman on catcher that he to take walk
Jerry Jeri.ss. Navy sic-m (fact if you can do any- was a
downed the Marines, 15-2, Wlsdo' Navy' decision; G. H. liley.Naxv I flights from the factory to Naval thing in the wide field of entertainment : to the showers, and the fans loosened -
35-6. over rt. Lance Navv. decision: J. air bases For a good face-lifj- bottle
W. E. Fanton. -report to Lt. Raymond a pop barrage.
In the NATTC Ship's Company P Navv, Keenan, declslon.bliddlevveiaht, Navy over ing job, done in a motherly way,, Forsberg, assistant Welfare and Pop waited it out. When the

double elimination volleyball tourney t: L. C. Page Navy. over I see R. F Logue, wing leader of Recreation Officer. He is available storm abated, he ordered the

TTG-O is the only undefeated J, C. Llambough.Marine Navy over decl Jimmy U>n.; I R-28 In the good old days, he : daily at the Welfare office upstairsin field cleared, the game to go on

'i.! team TT-O whipped TTM last Walter McDonald Donahue.Navy, decision. was a plastic molder and male the Recreation Building (phone and told the fans that any further -

week, 16-14, 158. The Band outclassed Light Heavyweight: J. Casey Navy nurse. 498). demonstration by them and

: TTT, 5-15. 15-6. 15-7. Five over H.Bob Barnes Brennon. Marines Navy TKO., over first R R-27 has quite a blowout plannedfor It's vour Smoker and you are he would order the game forfeited -

teams have suffered one defeat but round: h-t, decision! 11E.. graduation to date the class invited to participate in it. to the visiting! team. Ills ability -

are still in the running for the w'oodard Marlne over L. Szmodis, has well over $100 collected for In addition to Navy talent civ- to handle the situation earned

championship. They are the Band I Maline JlE'a\.y\\t'Ijht<, dt'clslon.: I). O. Cohen Marine, the gala event Ax Simon, sec- ilian entertainers will be importedfor him a regular' job, and he later

TTM. TTG-1. TTP and TTB. I I "Son decision ; tion leader of R-32B, has to go to the Smokers. The Friday night I became the senior ump of the
S.MT..VSffife. over Bell night school the only possible week events 300,1 will be transplantedfrom Virginia. league.

NATTC Officers "'olie3'ball I Navy.Second TKO Hound second Results round) that his wife can come down and the Mainside Auditorium to I Peverell, who is 44, first joinedthe

I.KAUVB: STANDINGS .I. light Division: Bud Barry, Navy, see him. the outdoors arena at Mason Field. Army was discharged for be-

Team Won I.oat YVt. oxer E. D Wooten. :\lern decision.Edperton ; Country O. I. R-23 has its own Weekly boxing bouts will be billedas ing over 38. Then he enlisted in

Bombsight AEM 5 4 0 1 1.000.f
Brigade 3 2 ,600 I Navy, over J, N. Kennedy Navy, deci a bowl and a pair of clippers -"': B<- patrolmen was issued. He has a
G& lion'aller; Donahue Marine, over There's a poet in Bks 2 who really I son in the Navy, Ray S. Peverell
Ik W 1 3 :,250 Bob Strickland. Navy decision; AI PhM3c who is stationed at Nor-
t ,
{DlspenMalnes 'y 1:1 .2.10 Enlck. Navy over B. A. Lefty) Cam- gets in somebody's hair with his A Shot In The
1 3 .:.250TTT Marine. decision: P. Jensen Navy "Odes to the M. A." folk.Pop
0 4 .000 ''won po. by default. Did You Know That. W. O. Kel- DirectionPaul has a number of choice retorts -

---"=!'. -- bose Light? Naty Heavyweight over 1>. E.: Emerton.Alabama Navy Du-, logg, R-29, slaps a mean bass fiddle Wrong for griping ball playeds.

Called out on strikes one day, a
decision.\ Herbert, S 2c, of the
The Runway First Round Results: --ii4- NATTC Personnel Departmentspent batter angrily shouted at Pop,
"Well I'm
a dirty so-and-so!
Junior Welteixxelghf: Lee Wlttstadt, Bishop Hurley Visits just about all his pre-navy "
ntlaued from puce seven navy. o'rV.. F. Jackson, Navy, decision life in show business. His mother "Well now, Pop said calmly, "1didn't
uable training. I want to get out ; V. F Cerchlara. Navy over B. Station For Services know that until today, and
P. Montelconn. Marine decision. and fathers were both "troupers"in I'm to hear It."
there and put it to work. very sorry
Senior Welterweight: Buck Smith Continued from pate a.e fact today they are managingthe
e I Marine, decision
Marine, over Red Pike Officer of the famous "Grand Ole show it hard. As
Opry" was raining
Commanding result
Jeruss. Navy, over Ben ley, a ,
A few days ago Lt. (jg) Kepford ; Jerry
I Benjamin.I Mailne. decision. Naval Hospital; Capt. Joseph' B. which stars Roy Acuff. the cast had to struggle throughthe
returned to home on
I*,' Chicago, I Junior Welterweight: F. Jackson Lynch, Commanding Officer of the Herbert started as a child actor, rest of the play amid the down-
leave. He uniform TKO second -
wore an Ensign's Navy, over D. Ashby. Navy Naval Air Technical and by the time he entered
Training the while the
JL. beneath a tan polo coat. Jap round: V. F. Cerchlara. Navy over pour, audience sat cozy
Marine, decision; C. A. Center. Navy had established and The .
A. Coulourlotes. quite a reputation dry. troupe's most gripping
shells accounted for the rest of
Ills uniforms. Venner. Navy, over C. L. Doolen, Navy Comdr. George F. Blodgett; in the west and middle westas tragedy got more laughs than

Ill : work 154 d'lllon.Senior Welterweight: Buck Smith Comdr. R. R. Marken; Comdr. a radio MC and actor. Back in Hellzapoppin'.
tquadron's WM:
Marine, Over George' McBride Navy, Winsor 1L Cushing; Lt. Col. William tent show days Herbert, who is "It's experiences like these which
!< Jap planes destroyed In the air, decision: E. E. Wl do. Navy, oxerWack T. Evans; Lt. Col. EdwardW. 26 I
only now, played heavy villainsat actors to .
i" two on the ground; five small Waclaxvczk. Marine, decision cause very young feel old
John F.
...,. cargo ships and 16 troop and Ben Benjamin. Marine won by default Manwaring; Lt. Col. the tender age of fourteen andthat's enough even for senile roles," says
; W. E. Fanton Navy, won hy Dobbin; Major Alfred C. Cramp, quite a feat. i Paul Herbert, whom you will see
supply barges'sunk; 8,000 combat G. Isley, Navy over T. R. Willard F. Salmon.
default: and Lt. (Jg)
He tells of the time when it 'soon Master of
was aa ceremonies for
hours sorties than Marine, decision I J. D.
; more any Polesello. senior
other Solomon-based I Keenan. Navy, over J. V. Ulclgllano\ Lieut. John J.O 'Neill, his incidental job to shoot a shot- local shows.

squadron I Matlne. decision; J. E. Lally. Navy Catholic chaplain; Lieut. JosephM. into a pail of water to createa ____.?_-
and 00 missions protecting shipping oxer H., L. Brown, Marine, decision: Sullivan; Lt. (jg) Francis B. gun ,

I.( without an Allied ship being j Middleweight; B.: A. Campo.decision Marine E., Pilliod; Lt. (Jg) A. G. Considine; thunderous off stage noise and Dldjaknow '
oxer W. E. Holce. Navy ; spray of water, then rush on stage
hit.Nice P. McEI\een. Navy our R. C. Camp, and Lt. (Jg) A. Slafkosky, Cafjiollc The Marines got the epithet
going Lt. (jgIke") levy decision; P. Jensen Navy, over chaplains. for his entrance as the villain. In "Leatherneck" from the old days

Kepford. E.: t. Butler, Navy, decision: L. C Other clergy present were: Rev. his baste, Herbert fired thru the of wooden ships when they wore
over H. C. Baxter Marine,
'-ii4-- Page decision{ Navy; J. C. LlambouKh, Navy, won T. J. McDonough, secretary to Bishop top of the tent above the stage, I leather collars reaching from col-

George Sisler's :!,420 batting average by: default. Hurley and Monsignor D. A. blowing down most of the overhead ]I larbone to ear to protect the Jugular -

In 1922 Is still tops for American Nnxv Light, over Heavyweight'O. M. Blackwell D. E. Emerton Navy Lyons!, pastor of St. Paul's Church, lights and taking away the vein from boarding pike and
much needed canvas protection, for cutlass.I. .
league hitters TKO, third round. Jacksonville.. I .



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Page Eight JAX AIR NEWS 13 April 'J944

'F i \ British Tars Say I I Sailor Sails Through The Air With The Greatest Of Ease. I

" \ 3 Everything Here ,


!" i.\ Is Very 'Jolly'The t

44; Y'V
1 food is jolly, the barracks: :4 ;lR 2 wf 4t 6fi
i are Jolly and the American sailors ,
1 are jolly in the opinion of five -;

I British sailors, members of a Royal : :

I< Navy squadron, who recently arrived
i at NATTC for special studyin
the advanced aviation ordnance F'tT

: school.
l The five men are R J. Summers

: Wales, air fitter ordnance; S. E I N3,
Boldea, London, air mechanic ordnance I
I ; M. Kilburn, Halifax, York- II I
shire, AFO; T. Shaw. Staffordshire I I
electrical artificer; and A Warner a n
) London, POAMO.
t Two of the five, Shaw and C

Warner, have participated in
; battle ml"Mlon'arnf'r servedon
an aircraft carrier, and was
in on actions against the Nazis t 4 il S r
In Mediterranean: and In Norwegian -
waters. lie left the shipa

short time before it was sunk -
lu battle. Shaw was on a carrierIn x '
the British Invasion of :Madagascar.

Roth Shaw's and War- S : .
tier'- ratings are iual to a ('1'0 0
in the U. S. Navj.

The five sailors have typical
British accents, which can be easily x.aR
understood over hereprovidedyou
listen carefully. Kilburn who

hails from Yorkshire, has what is ;r,>; ,'
t called a northern accent, a little I 4< .. w '
: different from the others. However -: ':> +1'

it is as easily understood 8S'' :-"i w.M
tho other accent-still providingthat r.

you listen carefully. ,. .
I There is an air of quiet deter-
mination about the group which ,' '.
may be typical of British deter- a : ?il

mination win the war. The sailors 15 -_: w
are soft-spoken and quite earn- b'
est. They are pleased at being Here We Go Again Boys! than $2,000 during the ;year 1914.
temporarily assigned at NA TTC. i "(b). Any married person living '- #
As for the food here, "It is very ,I Income Tax Due Saturday I With his spouse who received

nice with good variety," said" Kil- 'I Cvntlnned From race O.. more than $2,121 In 1913, orexpects
burn. "Especially the eggs, chip-
to receive more than
obtain them request. P
... ped in Summers. "At home, we may upon '
$ ,121 during the 1911.
(They are available at the Legal year "
have only one egg a month. I Office in the Administration An- "(c). Any married Person living -
However, the subject of tea is
with his spouse who together -
something else. "The tea over here nex) l
with his received
Stubbs' spouse more
Lt. explanation
I IB simplified
simply doesn't taste like tea, said
of the 1944 federal income than $2,700 in 1913 or expertsto
: 1Jea. "I don't know just what
tax follows receive more- than $2,700 during -
it is, whether it is prepared differ- "Any member: of the service the year 1044. The Sailor in the picture at the left is not glued to the ceiling

ently or different brands, but-" coming within the following clas- "The declaration of estimatedtax Its Dave Pearl) doing a backflip oft the springy trampolin, and
t "And we never drink it cold, sifications will be required to filea must be filed by: 15 April 1944 i the camera caught him in the middle of his leap. At the right three
he added. Summers. however, let declaration of his estimated in- in the taxpayer's usual place of bulging muscled "Charlie Atlases" demonstrate a fake planche and

.the' English tea tradition down." come tax for the year 1944 and to filing income tax returns. How- footstand Donald Rowe is on top PhM3c Bob Christian is the cen-
1 prefer American coffee, he of the amount so ever, if timely filed, it may be later ter man and S2c Fred Shore is on bottom of the heap. The acts
pay one quarter
stated calmly. "I don't drink tea estimated: amended to reflect changes not an- were part of the Victory Smoker program at the Mainside Audi-
In regard to the NATTC bar- at the time of the torium
ticipated filing Friday night.
single or
(a) Any person
racks. Kilburn said "Your billets
declaration."One -----
married! who U separated from original
are most ours.certainly" an improvementover Ms spouse' who received more quarter of the amount of Marine Here Enlistee: In Canadian
than $:OOO during the year 1913: tax estimated in the declaration
---- i o -
ay- must be paid on each of the datesof I
who to receive
--!Send the Jaxr Yews Home! -- or expects ------more 15 April, 1914, 15 June, 1944, 15 Army at 14, Saw Action at DieppeBy .
1944 and 15 December
September, ,
British Sailors Here 1944. ( }' .t. Herb Johnston, Jr.,
"The purpose of the declarationof UfcMCK) I monition a disturbing uneasiness

estimated tax is to put the tax- In Westview Pennsylvania, one which she instinctively sought to
quell by repeating over and Qver"He's -
payer on a current basis. In theory, September day in 1941, Mrs. Good "
15 December 1944 he will have too young
by : kissed her 14-year-old son Johnnyand
:Mrs. dood'M anklet
), It soon
of all amountsdue
completed payment
started him off for school .
developed, had real foundation
>r 1944 federal income taxes. "
"Thank Heaven, thought Mrs.
in fact, for Johnny did iiut re.Wirt .
However, the taxpayer is not relieved Good, as she watched her boy go I
at school
that insteadhe
v from filing on 15 March, whistling down the street, "he'stoo
headed for "
ur the Canadian border :
i94"! federal income tax
a return young to be called in case we
for the year 1944. If the return indicates enlisted Bnd'u>\ shippedoversea
get mixed up in this war. .
Two ]
Inog ;years went
that the taxpayer's esti-
Perhaps the mother's musingwas
by John Good cantohome
mate and payments thereon do not
prompted by a strange pre-
-seventeen years old! and a
coincide with the ta:: finally determined ;
veteran( of overseas! combat!
to be due, then appro-
priate adjustments will be made Quiz Contest Overseas, John Good became a
betwen the Government and the wireless operator on an L C. V.
taxpaver (Light Command Vehicle). During
"As in 1943, the first $1,500 of (QUESTIONS ARE PRINTEDON the famous raid on Dieppe on the
PAGE 3), French coast he and his buddies
service: pay is not subject to fed-
1 I .. were given an opportunity to dem
eral taxation but it must still beI ANSWERS
C considered in. determining whether onstrate in action all the bravery
or not a declaration of estimatedtax I 1. J. Daniels. skill, and cool efficiency they had
2. Famous old ships and battle,
must be filed. acquired in their months of training
Generally speaking .
rqM past and present (escorts and i
the method of computing the
auxiliaries are named for bays,
I 1944 tax varies from that usedn Shortly after his return ocean
< 1943 in the following islands). voyage, he was mustered out of
ulars 3. Vice Admiral John S, McCain. the Royal Canadian Army onlya
4. True. few days before his seventeenth'
i a i No earned income credit is
ux ds allowed :5, 45: Degrees. birthday.

< bi> Personal exemptions and 6._True. After a few pleasant days at
dependency credits will be deter- 7. Blue and ye11o V'. hom., however, Johnny was off ..
mined by marital and dependencystatus 8. No:3threeInch! stripes. for the war again; this time by

r estimated as of 1 July, 1944, 9. B-17, Boeing Flying Fortress; way of the U. S. Marine Corps. He
regardless of whether the taxpayer F6F" Grumman Hellcat: SNC, enlisted in Grand Rapid, Mich.
uses the long form or the short Curtiss Falcon; P-47, Republic igan in September, 1943. took his:
form Thunderbolt; P-61, Northop Black boot training (in spite of his cam ?

a I c i The victory tax is figured at Widow. paign ribbons) at San Diego and.
flat a-"* rate of the victory tax 10. David Glasgow Farragut- reported for duty as a Radio student ,
s net income by all taxpayers regardless Navy. William Tecumseh Sherman at NATTC last February. '
of marital and dependencystatus Army, Alexander) Archer Van- PFC Good highly prals&p ,the
dergrift-Marines. William Len- character and fighting quiHUe3i) *>four
I .
Canadian allies **$.' "'<;*
drum Mitchell-Aviation. :
(di} No deduction may be claimed .
-- --- '
for federal import duties, ex-I '=- .4'i* :

cise and stamp taxes (federal Surprise' 62,800' WAVES' JTO '
use safe deposit box) telephone,
admissions, transportation taxes, I NEW YORK (CNS), While The Navy Department at Washington ,
Uftlie'o etc i I. walking back to his ship, Harry reported this week that the
"Penalties I Bailey, a British Royal Navy seaman personnel of the WAVES on 6
are provided for sub- .
Shown are five members: of the Royal Navy who recently reported stantial underestimates, failure of and a stranger in New York, April totalled 62,300. Women have .
to NATTC for special study in aviation ordnance Standingat I wilful filing of false noticed an inte.eating looking box) been enlisting in the WAVES at
top, left to right, are M. Kilburn AFO, Halifax, Yorkshire; t estimates, and failure to with a knob on it. He pulled the the rate of more than 1.000 a week
T. Shaw, EA Staffordshire; at bottom, S. E Boldea, AMO, London amounts estimated to be due." pay knob just to see what would happen since mid January and If this levelis

; R. J. Summers, AFO Wales; and A. Warner, POAMO, London I ra-- What happened was that maintained "the minimum goil:
Shaw and Warner have taken part in battle actions while serving Bailey wound up in jail, charged of 92,100 women reservists by the
British aircraft carrier Sf'ftd the JAK: Air New Home! with turning In a fp'se fire alarm. end of 1914 will be exceeded



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