Group Title: Buccaneer (Vero Beach, Florida)
Title: The buccaneer
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Title: The buccaneer
Uniform Title: Buccaneer (Okinawa Island, Japan)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: United States -- Army Air Forces. -- Air Force, 10th
United States -- Army Air Forces. -- Air Force, 10th
Publisher: I & E Section, Hq Co, Tenth Army for the members of Hq, Hq Co, and Sp Trs
Place of Publication: Okinawa Island, Japan
Okinawa Island, Japan
Publication Date: August 23, 1945
Frequency: daily
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Newspapers   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okinawa Island (Japan)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Japan -- Okinawa Island -- Okinawa-shi
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1945. Ceased on Oct. 15, 1945.
General Note: "Scoops for the troops."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 116 (Sept. 5, 1945).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00102950
Volume ID: VID00030
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 42868813
lccn - sn 99064069

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VOL. 2--No. 0)


23 AUGUST, 1945.



Vero Station Will EARLY BIRD Fourth CO Relieves Captain

Operate To June '46! Ai5
Operate To June Peck, Who Leaves For Sea
Training To Be Rteduced, r n arks 1-ha arrival of the fourth commanding

The input of students for avia-
tion training at the preflight level
will be reduced but this reduction
will not be felt by NAOpTraConm
until June 1946, at which time it
is proposed to maintain the fol-
lowing stations:
NAS, Jacksonville
NAS, Cecil Field, Jacksonville
NAAS, Green Cove Springs
NAAS, Mayport
NAS, Banana River
NAS, Miami
Meanwhile NAOpTraCom will
continue operations to full ca-

New Ass't SecNav
) Sworn In At Sea
Red-haired John L. Sullivan was
sworn in as Assistant Secretary
of the Navy for Air on the carrier
Shangri-La as she steamed toward
Tokyo for the Navy's July strike
at the Japanese capital.
Release of the news of Mr. Sul-
livan's swearing-in was first pub-
lic word on two interesting facts-
that the Shangri-La was in action
in the Pacific and that Mr. Sulli-
van is the first civilian officer of
the Navy to take his oath at sea.
He told about his experiences in a
25-day, 26,000-mile air and sea
journey that took him from Wash-
ington, D. C., to numerous Pacific
bases. During 11 days afloat he
visited four carriers, one 45,000-
ton battleship and two destroyers
in battle operations not far from

officer of this station. Captai
living Captain E. R. Peck, I
Captain Warrack comes to Vero

S Beaci as his first continental U.S.

i life in the states looks "pretty
rugged." He was executive offi-
j cer of NAS, Kaneohe Bay, Ha-
waii, at the time of Pearl Harbor
when be states that they were
awakened by machine guns. In
October 1943 he assumed com-
mandl of the USS REHOBOTH, an
Eugene McDonald, AMM2c, was AVP, which he commissioned. A
the first man down to the person- few months later, May 1944, Cap-
tain Warraek was placed in cor-
nel office following the announce-tain aack Sas placed in co-
mand of the USS CVE KWAJAc
ment of the Navy point discharge LEIN from which duty he has
system. McDonald and his48points come to Vero.
will soon be on their way to Den- In Major Campaigns
ver, Colorado, his home. (For full While skipper of this escort
information on the discharge sys- carrier he brought it through the
tem, see page 5). major campaigns of the Pacific
including the Marianas and Phil-
U. S. Invasion Fleet Graduated from the Naval
H om Fom Bitail Academy in 1919, as a member
Hoime Fro] Britain of the accelerated class of 1920,
Captain Warrack served five
With the departure of an LST years aboard cruisers and des-
convoy of the 11th Amphibious troyers before entering Pensacola
Force from the British Isles re- for flight training, which he com-
cently the last of the U. S. inva- pleted in 1925.
sion fleet headed home. U. S. naval Capt. Peck Fosters Program
forces in the United Kingdom once Since June 1944, when Cap-
totaled 2,943 ships ranging from tain Peck assumed command of
tiny landing craft to super-battle- our station, the night fighter pro-
ships. More than 124,000 men, gram has grown and expanded.
ashore and afloat, participated in Taking the station over when
the Normandy invasion, this specialized training was still,

n R. C. Warrack, USN, is re-
JSN, who is to report for sea

in its infancy, Captain Peck fos-
tered the new ideas and tech-
niques that were developed to
make of this "new baby" one of
the most vital phases of naval
aviation. As its reputation and
importance grew, the complement
increased to its largest size.
Upon arrival Captain Warrack
reported that "this station has a
splendid reputation throughout
the Pacific Ocean Area and I am
very proud and happy to com-
mand it."
Mrs. Warrack Comes to Vero
Accompanying Captain War-

rac to L vero C eacn is nis wife,
As socn as quarters become avail-
able they will move aboard the
station. Although he may miss the
tall trees and cool weather of his
native Portland, Oregon, we sin-
cerely hope that a friendly wel-
come will suffice to make him feel
at home.


The Indian River County Rent
Control Office advices the Buc
that rent control in this area will
continue. In line with the policy
to maintain price controls over all
commodities that effect the co:-
of living this office expects to
continue indefinitely.

"Well Done" --- Capt. E. R. Peck, Retiring Skipper

On the occasion of my detachment, I wish to
express my sincere appreciation to all of the per-
sonnel of the Naval Air Station, Vero Beach, for their
fine spirit of loyalty and cooperation which has made
this one of my most enjoyable tours of duty. I also

wish to commend you for your efficient efforts toward
the operation of the training program. You have made
a real contribution to our country's victory. Well done.
Captain, USN.

--- --



Vero Beach, Florida Protestant Service, 1100, Chapel. FOR SPEED W
An Activity Of The Naval Air Operational Training Command Christian Science Service, 1900, FR EE WORK
VOL 2--No, 9 VERO BEACH, FLORIDA 23 AUGUST, 1945 Thun i ay, Chapel. This is n Stre story.
(7:o~~- ---N few w--e------------- -------- E, A few ek.; Inn the nen of
COMMANDI~ G Ovic~ -.........-.. ... .... CAPT-. E. P. PEcK, IrSN I i te ance tepnrtmeni
ITUFT. AvliATION TRAININI .......... -. C()OMrf. R. PE. EHAIRMRn, LIS/ oyols as tih wa news is, .o I, rio intenance de rtmen1
XECUTIVE OFFICER.........-..... LT. COMOR. H. G. ACINTOSH, USN Lhought f drawing uip, initiating rested to change the ra
UTiV OFFICER ------T. Coin. H. G. MACITOSH, USV and preserving the terms of the dio frequencies on all aircraft of
EDITORIAL ADVISOR ......-... ...... .......-....LT. R. H. SIMMONS, USNR peace is not only sobering but this station to correspond to the
ETDITOR ---.-...-.. .... .. ..... .--P. E. TEHANEY, YJc, USNR staggering to put it mildly. frequency changes in GCI sta-
MANACINO EDITOR ............ ... .. .-....SALLY JACKMAN, Sic USNR During the coming months all of tions.
AMUSEMENT EDITOR __ .....----.............----- W.-E. PENTECOST, Y.c, USNR us will hear and read scores of This is a job that would take
PHOTOGRAPHIC EDITORS ..----- ---...........THOMAS R. ALCORN, CPhoM, USN words which pertain to the peace, at least four days under ordinary
STAFF ARTIST ___... -...._- .__- --................ R. R. KIMBLE, S/Sgt. USMC but te t e t ever ore circumstances; the men were giv-
but the thing we must never forget
CIRCULATION MANACER ...... ......... .. JOHN R. BELL, SAD32, USNRen a time limit of Sf hour,. it
REFORTERR ---------------------------s IERMAN SMITaT, 17c, UsN as individuals, and as nationHs, if Yed hels h.rN
.. ................... .............. ............e looked hopeless enoh oght
JACK MCKEE, Y;e/ USNR we really have hopes of lasting loked hopeless eoug avh.
~~_____~~___ _ACKY,,. eace_ i_ that thes The three crews of Navy men
in compliance with EXOS:AO(Pub)WBW:bmcd, dated 28 May 1945 peace is that these words must e an Marines under the direction
"The Buccaneer" is published bi-weekly without cost to the United backed up with action. Action of J. Higgins, M/T Sgt., A. J
States Government and is distributed free to all hands aboard the which in its sphere must be just Wideman, ACRM and W. B.
Naval Air Station, Vero Beach, Florida, and the outlying activities as thorough, complete and totally James, ARMlc, got to work and
attached thereto.-It is nob--an official Navy Department publication, demanding as that which went into- completely disr g th hand
and no article contained therein should be construed as the opinion war. completely disregarded the chang-
of the Navy Department. It is printed commercially in the interest of The war has o shifts, working straight
station personnel. All contributions and criticisms from members of e aed troh the clock.
the activity will be welcome. "The Buccaneer" receives Camp News- engraved cer The men finished the job in 24
paper Service material. The re-publication of credited matter is pro- tain terms on hours.
hibited without permission of CNS, 205 E. 42nd St., N. Y. C. 17. our minds and In a commendation to Warrant
tongues, a n d Officer W. J. Frierdich, the WO
"WEL AL REEthese t erms in charge under Lt. James Pasley,
WELL, ALL R ET" which are so USMCR and Officer in Charge,
vivid can be a R. E. Harmer, training officer
Not only can that be said of USO Camp Show No. 217, great stimulus said in part:
the all-colored review that helped us celebrate the Japanese to our actions "You and the men in the Radio
surrender, but of all the entertainment furnished under the for peace. Maintenance Department .
USO Camp Show auspices. Throughout the life of this station For f o u r are commended for the excellent
the only professional entertainment which has been afforded been instructed pemfotrmance of duty which you
personnel locally has been provided by these units. Chaplain MacCll he mpica-the radios of all aircraft assigned
It seemed highly appropriate that the news of the victory tions of war that is total, all out, to this Command to the new Fre-
could be announced at the conclusion of the early show and global, world wide. Peace if it is to quency Plan.
that its celebration could be amplified at the late perform- De anything more than wishful "It was necessary to accomplish
ance of this troupe, without any doubt the finest of all that tninking must be built on these this shift in the minimum length
has come to Vero. To Troupe 217 and to Camp Shows in same terms. Everytime we men- of time in order that the training
general this station sends its heartfelt thanks. tion the word peace we should programm not be held up. The time
think of it as a condition which allowed for this work was not only
must be total, all out, global, world met but was decreased by nearly
THE VOICE wide. twelve hours. When training
All of us who have undergone flights were resumed, it was
I've got a little friend, in a tower up high, any military training or those who found that radio communications
Who stands for hours and scans the sky nave been in combat have realize were completely normal without
For Hellcats and Helldivers and Tigercats. too. the absolute necessity which train- even the number of failures which
She's a mellow-voiced gal who wears Navy lin Ing, courage, sacrifice, and coinm- could be expected from such a
plete abandonment to the cause technically difficult operation,
She used to sit home and cook on the range, nave meant. It is not a truismn to "This performance indicates a:
But now she's quite keen on the radio range, say that the same holds true for competent and well organized unit
She's an expert on scrambles and pancake procedure, peace. If we can spend billions or with a working spirit that is es-
I'd not seen her face hut I'd sure like to meet her! dollars and sacrifice thousands ot pecially commendable at this
lives for war, it is naive and fool- time,"
So I did and we dated and mig pressurewashigh. ish to think we can drift into peace That's the story.
She gave me a "wave-off" and in a voice dry with a shrug of our shoulders and
Said, 'Pilot, your ground speed is just a bit fast; the hope that "the other guy" win Clothing Allowance
Please throttle down, you've got me notclassed'! carry the torch now in peace be-
cause you or I have carried it in Boost For Sailors
'Roger and out,' I replied with a grin, war. A $3 increase in the quarterly
'And thanks for the times you have brought me il. From nationwide campaigns clothing allowance has been auth-
Next time I call I'll fly the H. E.; about war bonds we must now re- orized for all enlisted men--excepi
I'm allergic to wave-offs, I'd much rather see convert to Peace Bonds and espe- CPOs, cooks, stewards and band
A green light from the tower and hear your voice say, cially to the Bonds of Peace. All members, who receive a $1.23
'You're in the clear, pilot: let's keep it that way'! this will take time, guts, work, boost. Enlisted men formerly re-
Lt. AF sweat, actions, training, and the ceived $9 each quarter and CPOs,
NEW LIFE PRESERVER troops on troop-carrying vessels relentless effort on the part of re- cooks, stewards and band members
The new jacket may be worn ligious individuals to prove by $18.75.
A new yoke-type kapok life pre- either with or without pack, rifle their lives that they know that that the terms of peace like those
server has been developed after ex- and other gear, and is designed so this is God's world, that we are of surrender must be uncondition-
tensive tests as a replacement for that the pack may be removed His creatures and that as such all al, unconditional in the effort to
the CO-2 dual-tube life belt which without taking off the life pre- that we do is subject to His will. make and maintain it for all the
had been authorized for use of server. Lastly, we must never forget world.



23 AUGUST, 1945


It was closed shop in Vero Beach immediately after the news of -photographer shortly after the news was flashed to the world.
Japan's surrender was announced. This photo was taken by a Navy



(This article on "Your Discharge
Pay" is the fifth in a series of six
articles on Veteran's Benefits.)
Aim of most servicemen when
they're shooting the breeze about
what they'll do first thing on get-
ting out of uniform is to take
a few weeks vacation and "just
loaf." The mustering out pay
makes this possible.
Probably the most important
rule about mustering out pay is
that the veteran has to apply for
it. This cash payment is paid by
the particular branch of service
from which the veteran is honora-
bly discharged and is paid accord-
ing to length and place of service.
The man whose base pay, at
time of discharge, is not more
than $200 a month is eligible to
$100 at the time of discharge and
$100 more 30 days later. This
scale applies to men who have been
n the service (0 days or more.
Those who have been in the serv-
ice less than 60 days get their $t00,L
but no more. Duty overseleS e(l
titles a man to $100 at time of
discharge, $100 more in 30 days
and a final $100 at the end of 10
(Another thing to remember is
that the veteran must register

with his old employer within 40
days of discharge in order to make
use of the federal guarantee that
his job will be ready for him. The
serviceman should register with
his old employer at once, THEN
sit back and enjoy the vacation.)

Big Games Film For
Football Fans Due

Pete mniith will soon release hi-
annual "Football Thrills" featur-
ing 13 big games instead of the
usual eight. The sports movie will
be sent overseas by the Navy Mo-
tion Picture Service. . Don Cur-
tis, Hollywood's first college-pro-
fessor-turned-actor gets an impor-
tant role in "Bad Bascomb." .
Jean Darling of the cast of Broad-
way's 'Carousel' has been in show
business 18 of her 19 years. .
Milt Caniff, creator of "Terr yand
the Pirates" and "Male Call," did F
a television broadcast from New
York recently.

Railroads Offer Jobs
To Discharged Men
Washington (CNS) Dis-
charged vets with no plans for
employment are being encouraged
to accept jobs with American rail-
roads, which, faced with the bur-
den of redeployment, need 92,000
more employes by December.
Western roads are particularly
hard up for help.
Councillors at separation centers
can provide information concerning
railroad employment, as can repre-
sentatives of the Railroad Retire-
ment Board and the War Manpow-
er Commission. The WD believes
that many ex-servicemen who have
never worked for railroads have
nevertheless training and skills
which they urgently need.
Skilled workers required, in or-
der of urgency, are: machinists,
boilermakers, car repairmen and
inspectors, pipefitters, telegraph-
ers, sheet metal workers, signal-
men, electricians, blacksmiths,
brakemen, firemen, and switch-
men. Some 62,000 unskilled work-
1(n1 !ire also needed.

18 Chaplains Killed,
29 Wounded In Action
Navy records to date show 18
chaplains have been killed in
World War II, 12 in action, one in
an operational accident, and five
killed on duty accidentally.
Twenty-nine have been wounded.
Awards to chaplains include six
Legions of Merit, eight Silver
Stars, five Navy and Marine Corps
medals, 14 Bronze Stars, and 12
letters of commendation. This does
not include the Congressional Med-
al, recommended for Chaplain
O'Callahan of the USS Franklin,
but not yet cleared.

And then there's the girl who
was so homely that when she
passed the Navy Yard even the
tugs stopped whistling.
The Chief and his wife had just
had a love spat and were driving
along a country road without
speaking until a mule brayed
"One of your relatives?" asked the
chief sourly. "Yes," said his wife,
"by marriage."
A diplomat is a sailor who can
talk his wife into being sorry for
i the gal who lout thI hairpins i!n

W~hat'r; th-e mallttr, Trudly tebc ea fhsc
011. I've g ot r~heumantism de-i tio bc i to h- e

-muscles. mocracy has failed to work be-
Grandma, looking at grand- You ought to visit a masseur. tween two people.
daughter's new bathing suit: "If What's that9?
I could have dressed like that Well, he's a man that rubs and "Pretty swell joint you have
when I was your age, you'd he six pinches you all over. here," remarkd Dr. Brittingham
years older today, child!" Oh. you mean a sailor. as he examined the WAVE's knee.

23 AUGUST, 1945





Discharge Procedure SO YOU WAN1
Listed For Officers
No officer will be detached un- To clear up the rumor and h
til he is instructed by the central station on the provisions of AlNav
control office where he is to re- personnel, the Buccaneer is outlii
port to a separation center. The the system:
names of officers selected for re- You are entitled to one hal
lease will be forwarded to CNA- computed to your NEAREST
OpTra showing the personnel You will receive one half poi
separation center nearest his service and all active service
home to which he should be di- in what rate or rank served.
recter. These names will then be You receive ten points for a s
forwarded to BuPers. is established in the case of off
If an officer wants to be sep- for payment of subsistence allo
arated at some place other than ed men, by current authorizat
the separation center nearest his for dependents. Personnel havi
permanent legal address, he will will be counted in a state of d
have to initiate a request not later is currently authorized. Marr
than the time when the orders are 2400 EWT 15 August 1945 ar
originated. state of dependency if payment
Officers who have automobiles allowance is subsequently aut
and desire to travel to the center Total scores required:
in them may be separated at the Male enlisted personnel
center .nearest their duty station. Female enlisted personnel
The computed time for travel is Male commissioned and w
200 miles per day. Female commissioned and
Prior to detachment from this Upon written request person
station, the otnicer will have a awards may be released:
medical examination and his pay Medal of Honor
records will ie processed. Navy Cross
All officers who contemplate Distinguished Service Cro:
shipping over to regular Navy are Legion of Merit, if award
i oSilver Star Medal
urged to report to Lt. Cleaver i Silver Star Medal
attached to Aviation Trainng or Distinguished Flying Cros
to Lt. (jg) Knocne if attached to From among those eligible the
the station complement. or afloat are to receive pref
Otticers of the medical depart- Personnel otherwise eligible
ment and members of the 1Navy but who are hospitalized or und
nurse corps are excluded from develop some ailment shall not
the provisions of the point system from treatment,
of grease In cases where it is ne
Should an officer desire to re- because of military necessity (
main in the service after he is personnel may be retained for
eligile for release under the the man affected himself requ<
point system, he must submit period.
written request for the desired Enlisted men who have app
postponement; to But'ers via 0111- ment in the regular Navy shall
cal channels. The letter and en- Further steps to provide an
osements should Indicate the taken by reducing the score
billet ln whnch retention is rac- e AINav 200 states that provi
o;lln1:ied, and the reasons tfo be made for the more rapid die
retention. Stnoudl an otlccer have aviation personnel in which e:
ean aLicatio n pending or tne exist, but no further word claim
regular INavy, he may request re- received.
tendon on active uty n e re Marine Male Offiers
-erve until tlina action is taKen. Marine Male O icers
aeparaton centers Mot otcers Male Reserve and Temporary
a ollows:.;a Wallace, officers having 85 or more points
ijoholl, hviaso.; C.amP Chicago, who do not desire transfer to the
Tex.; (Jaarleston, lu.; h lcago, regular Marine Corps will be re-
ll.; jacksonville, Fla.; g do leased as fast as possible as their
Deach, Ni. Y.; Los Angeles, Call.; services can be spared and if they
Mlemphis, 'ienn.; ,vlInneapolis, ar not serving a current four
MiOnn.; New Orleans, La.; Norlolk, year enlistment.
Va.; St. Louis, Mo.; San Francis- credits fr office
co, Calif.; Seattle, Wash., and The credits for officers will be
co, Calif.; Seattle, computed on the same basis as
Washington, D. C appox- those for enlisted men, but they
Untter the present Plan, approx-
imately 270,000 officers will be have been modified to include five
'rturu'ed in six months. The rate points for each award of a letter
of release will be roughly corre- of commendation for which the
lated with the rate of release forcommendation ribbon is author-
enlisted personnel and will be de- sized.
termincd on the basis of informa- All officers having more than
tion supplied 'by CNO on the 70 points who do not desire trans-
schedule of decommissioning and fer to the regular Marine Corps
reduction of ship and shore units, will not be sent overseas.



earsay that is rampant about the
196 concerning the release of Naval
ig below the general provisions .of

f point for each year of age
nt for each month of ACTIVE
regardless of type of duty or

tate of dependency. Dependency
'icers, by current authorization
wances and, in the case of enlit-
ion for payment of allowances
ng wives in the Armed Services
ependency even if no allotment
iages which took place before
e considered to have created a
of an allotment or subsistence

--......- ---..... .. .....44
...---_-. ..- ........ -.......... 29
arrant officers ................ 49
warrant officers .... .......35
el holding any of the following

led for combat

s, if awarded for combat
ose with the longest duty ashore
for discharge under the above
lergoing treatment or those who
b e fully eligible until released

cessary to retain personnel
as opposed to convenience) such
no more than 120 days unless
ests to be retained for a longer

lied for enlistment or reenlist-
be retained pending final action.
orderly demobilization will be
when conditions permit.
sions outside this formula will
charge of certain categories of
excesses, over requirement, may
rifying this statement has been

Naval Enlisted W. R.'s
The latest word has it that all
W. R. enlisted personnel will be
separated within 6 months follow-
ing the end of the war.
Separation centers have been
set up in New York, Chicago,
Memphis, San Francisco and
Washington, D. C. Waves will
travel to these points in drafts
under the same conditions as the
enlisted men. An effort will be
made to correlate drafts traveling
to the same center from other sta-
tions in this area.
Discharges will be computed at
the rate of five percent in the
first month, 15 per cent the sec-
ond, 20 per cent the third, 25 per-
cent the fourth and fifth and 10
per cent the sixth.

23 AUGUST, 1945

Enlisted Men Separation

Centers Are Announced

All enlisted Naval reserves
whose enlistments have expired
and who have sufficient points are
to be transferred to separation
centers for discharge. All others
who qualify for discharge under
the point system may be dis-
charged or released to inactive
Excluded from the provisions
of the point system of release are
the following rates:
Sp(S)-Shore Patrol
Sp (X)-Transportation
Sk(D)-Storekeeper, disbuis-
PhM-Pharmacist Mate
HA-Hospital Apprentice
Separation centers for enlisted
personnel are Boston, Mass.;
Camp Wallace, Tex.; Charleston,
S. C.; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville,
Fla.;. Lido Beach, N. Y.; Los An-
geles, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.;
Minneapolis, Minn.; New Orleans,
La.; Norfolk, Va.; St. Louis, Mo.;
San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle,
Wash.; Washington, D. C.; Bain-
bridge, Md.; Des Moines, Iowa;
Nashville, Tenn.; Norman, Okla.;
Sampson, N. Y., and Toledo, Ohio.
It is estimated by the person-
nel office on this station that it
will be two weeks before any of
the first persons eligible under
the point system will be dis-
charged. After this time separa-
tion centers will have a capacity
for the separation of 470,000 men
per month.
For those men desiring to en-
list in the regular Navy, a thirty
day reenlistment leave, plus travel
time, has been authorized.

Marine Enlisted Personnel
The Marines follow the Army
point system with 85 points neces-
sary foi enlisted men. This plan
allows one point for each month
of service since Sept. 16, 1940.
one point for each month of se_
and foreign duty since that date.
five points for each decoration
and Bronze Service Star, and 10
points for each child under 18
years of age, up to a maximum o*
This plan does not apply to
enlisted personnel serving undeo
a foir-year enlistment contract in
the regularr Marine Corps.

Marine W. R. Enlisted
Marine W. R.'s can be dis-
charged under a point system, re-
quiring 25 points, based on length
of service, as of May 12, 1945.




Most men leaving the Ni
charged within a few months,
ing on or the conversion of th
(For individual cases, the n
direct for information and th<
make in your policy. However,
you to decide on the steps to
retain your insurance.
The insurance as it now stands,
may be continued by making pay-
ment of premiums by check, draft,
or money order drawn payable to
the "Treasurer of the United
States," and mailed to the Collec-
tions Subdivision, Veterans' Ad-
ministration, Washington, 25, D.C.
Premiums are due on the same
day of the month as the effective
date appearing on the face of the
certificate or policy and must be
paid within 31 days from the due
date to prevent lapse.
The insured is protected at all
times whether aboard ship, or in
the air, since there are no policy
restrictions on any types of occu-
pation, residence, or travel after
leaving the service.
Conversion of your policy is
possible into ordinary life, 20 pay-
ment life or 30 payment life plan,
and may be made any time after
it has been in force for 1 year and
before the 5-year-level-premium
term plan has elapsed.
This conversion will enable you
to carry civilian life insurance at
attractive rates. Ordinary life in-
surance gives protection to your
dependents in event of your death.
The 20 and 30 payment plan acts
not only as a death benefit, but as
a savings plan. The policy is paid
up at the end of the plan, and
continues in effect as a life in-
surance, as well as offering you a
cash return. Rates for the conver-
sion of your insurance can be had
by writing to the National Service
Life Insurance.
"Since each man will have a dif-
ferent problem in age and amount
of insurance, it would be wise for
each individual to make his plan
a few months in advance and
write for the information," Lt. G.
F .Ronan, advises.

Naval W. R. Officers'
W. R. officers will be dis-
charged within the same time, six
months, and on the same percent-
age basis as enlisted Waves. Their
separation centers are the sanme,
It was stressed by BuPers that
the Waves were not being dis-
charged as a separate corps 'but
as an integral part of the Navy.
Both W. R. officers and enlisted
personnel will undergo the samei
separation proceedings as the
men's branch of the service.

|VI IIIMYIIIMUI4. Ul.bILflfi It was a long, hard struggle to I VV IV JLi4A.IIVn
vy or who expect to be dis- t at a week ago CENTERS NEAREST HOME
y or who expect to be.dis- that Japan had surrendered. But
will be interested in the carry- now, the fact that the war is
eir Government life insurance over assumes secondary import- When demobilized, all Naval
ance to the question in every personnel will go to separation
onst certain method is to write mind, "When do I get out?" centers nearest their homes, ex-
e type of change you wish to This edition of the Buccaneer cept in cases which would cause
the following details will help attempts to give the latest word hardship. In such instances they
take in making certain you on AINavs and official informa- will be discharged in the separa-
tion concerning the demobiliza- tion center nearest their duty st-i-
S tion. None of it is scuttlebutt or tion.
GATES COMMENDS hearsay. It's all official. These "Hardship" is defined a tih
two pages attempt to tell you follow.'g:
NAVAL AIR ARM just when YO will get out. Whi n a man has his dependent-
at his place of duty.
FOR PART IN WAR resistible team. But history will When he has an automobile a,
show that Naval aviation spear- the place of duty.
heading the attack immeasurably When he has a definite offci
Although I relinquished the post shortened the road to victory. of employment at a place removed
of Assistant Secretary of the Navy From breaking the back of the from his legal home address.
for Air a few weeks ago, my close U-Boat menace through the des. When he has filed an official
association with Naval and Marine perately fought actions of the Pa- change of residence.
aviation throughout the war and cific and the annihilation of the Officer's and enlisted person-
my continuing interest and pride Japanese fleet through all the am- nel separation centers will be
in it have made me particularly phibious landings that made pos- found listed in the tabulated col-
familiar with its superb accom- sible the final aerial onslaught on umns 1 and 4.
lishments. the Japanese homeland itself. Na- Program Listed
I could not then allow this day val aviation has always led the At separation centers, enlisted
way. personnel will report in and be
of victory to pass without express- way billeted. Both housing and mess-
ing my personal thanks and con- To all of you of Naval and Ma- ing facilities will be provided.
gratulations to all the officers, rine aviation who have made this Personnel will be assigned to
men and civilians who have con- possible, to whom victory owes so groups and given an orientation
tribute so greatly to these achieve- much, a sincere and heartfelt well meeting. Next on the schedule _ii
ments and so many of whom I have done. a final medical check. Another
learned to know and admire during (Signed) ARTEMUS L. GATES meeting is planned in which they
the critical days of war for the are to be informed of their rights
magnificent job they have done. The U. S. Coast Guard was and benefits as a returned vet-
The war has been won by all of founded in 1790 by Alexander cran. General interviews are next
us and our allies in one great ir- Hamilton to combat smuggling on the list.
.- ....... While at the separation centers,
VERO IIINUTEMEN personnel may contact the follow-
ino consultants:
T-The U.S. Employment Service,
-: the Veterans' Administration, tht
SU.S. Civil Service Cninmnisioii,
Selective Service, Itsurance Offi
cer. Anerican Red Cross, Educa-
Sp tiNoI Services Officer, Chaplain,
Le .'al A -sistance Officer and Vet-
crans' Organizations.
Final Checkout
I lI~tenitdi-, accounts and -epara-
tion documents are prepared fo!'
person el whilz at the separation
centers. Last on the list come final
Sintrvi-ws, signing al chec'kii
o f papels, final pay an( fiTally
I ,discharge.
The time spent in the separa-
tion -enter will be approximately
72 hour for einlisterl peirsoinnel.
Dr'ats will be made up to go t,
the regular separation ceisters.
Wh en practicable, these draft'
will coincide ,ith drafts sroit
,other stati un- i this vii i .
1 n a k ill t" L Io P- I- it
stresbQ'd', that dlafts will not he
held here for more than 72 hour-
For outstanding cooperation during the 7th War Loan drive, three waiting drafts from other sta-
civilian workers on the station were awarded a government com- Inls.
mendation. In the picture above are Lt. T. G. Kelly, Jr., Claude Officer separation centers will
Elliott, painter; Norman Ilensick, crew foreman; If. B. Dawsey, be separate parts of the enlisted
administrative assistant to the public works officer, and Capt. E. R. personnel -eparation centers.
Peck, who presented the commendations. (Continued oni Page 7)





In a seven inning game, Vero
Beach took the measure of Se-
bastian, 11 to 8, last Saturday on
the Sebastian field.
It was the first time the Vero
baseball team had played together
and the bpys all turned in a good
performance. Cliff Schmidt
shared the hurling duties with
"Bucky" Walters for Vero.
"Bucky" proved a good sticker,
collecting a single and a double
in two trips to the plate.
Gilmore lead Vero batters with
four hits out of five turns at bat.
lie hit one double. Younghans hit
t\o out of four trips to the plate,
as did Fearon, Gelozz and Risser.
Vero scored one run in the
first, second, third and fourth,
three in the sixth and four in the
Sebastian scored two in the
third, tour in the fifth and two
in the seventh. Cullen and Goldie
were the hitting stars for Sebas
tian with two each. Milliken went
the route on the mound for Sebas-
While the Vero team was or
..uaniztcr-late, they would like to
meet some representative teams
before the summer ends. Anyone
who wants a game can contact.
"Bucky" Walters, Sp(A) c. Ath-
I tic Department.




Victory celebrations slowed
,httbtal leagues to a walk on sta-
I!t!r last week. However, before
the big news hit for good. a few
games were played.
A-'l squeezed by Parachute Rig-
gers 8 to 7. A-6 had two big inn-
ings with four runs in the third
ndl fifth. The Riggers scored five
in the fourth, but could not main-
Lain rallies in the fifth and sixth.
Perlman, Choquette and Hamel
hit, iwo each for A-fi. Greenie
alid .isser hit two each for the
Riggerrs, one of Risser's going for
a home run in thie fourth inning.
Extra Innigs
Rador went eleven innings to
win t' om the Beasts 2 to 1. An
error that put Ardella on 'base in
the last of the eleventh and hits
by Garner and Risser broke up
the i'amle. It was a pitchers' duel
a!! the way with Henley of Radar
getting the win and Curzon on
the losing end.

Marriage is like a cafeteria -
a guy grabs what he wants and
pays for it later.

DAILY GOLF lessons at JOQ athletic area lure
many followers of the links. Above, Bernie Guent-
ner, Sic ,former golf pro at Butler Country Club,
llutler, Pa., is showing Tommy Stevenson, Sic, the
proper grip. Looking on are, left to right, Lt. (jg)

Beginner's Luck


Lt. Wright carries out the, old
saying of "Beginner's Luck," in
his first sail fishing trip.

F. J. Luzar, assistant Athletic Director; Tom Fer-
on, S2c, Ensign J. G. Payson, and Ensign J. M.
Shoffner. Golf lessons are a daily part of the sta-
lion athletic schedule.


Begihniels' luck seems to be fo]- "It was due to the skill of
lowing station fishermen. The lat-J Capt. Young and Tillery that we
est to find luck in a first time out landed both fish," said Lt. Wright.
deep sea fishing excursion is Lt. "As I was new at the game, they
G. W. Wright. showed me how to handle the sit-
Lt. Wright went on his firsti'uation.."_
deep sea venture last week andi Also oni tire fishing party were
came home with a 7 foot 57 Lt. Wright's son, Jim, Chief L.
pound sail fish. It was not only al Kennedy, and Lt. F. J. Frazer.
thrill to Lt. Wright, but he can
now orag to his brother officers' Mech. Eng. Win
of his prowess as a fisherman. Mech. Engineers massaged lth
It is well known that many on Tigers 8 to 3 in an easy victory.
station have tried time and again Creech had a perfect day at but
to hook a sail fish, but have not for the Mechs, hitting safely in
succeeded. Lt. Wright is not the four uips to the plate. Rese and
first one to find such luck on his: McKinley hit three. Gilmore
first deep sea fishing trip, in fact socked a pair of triples. Bands
it seem to be the rule here rather and Alsop hit two each for the
than the exception for an angler TiMers.
to have his best luck on his first

Tha sail fish was hooked from
the boat The Spray, owned by
Capt. Ray Young. At the same
time Lt, Wright hooked his sail
fish, Milton Tillery, of Stuart,
also hooked one. The lines were
crossed three times as the two
fish fought to break loose.

The moon was bright
The road was dark
The perfect place
To stop and park
IIe gave a sigh
He gave a groan
He cursed his luck
He was alone.




23 AUGUST, 1945


SSTTI A. -oo'red sortal teill ha-:
ITALEI NT IN STEWARDS SECTION The uCitain or secrecy covering been fcimed by the Stewards at
the scientists' part in our war ef- BOQ and JOQ. with a sprinkling
Sfort was lifted a little this week of former pro and semi-pro base-
Sto disclose: ball players leading the team.
SECRET WEAPONS: "The bit- The team is a new venture by
.r ter and dangerous battle against Rucker, SpA2c, who is in charge
.. the U-boat was a battle of scien- of the stewards athletic program.
tific technique and our margin With two fields at their disposal,
II of success was dangerously small. the stewards have always gone in
The V-1 attack on London was for softball in their recreation
finally defeated by three devices period.
developed during this war . Rucker, a newcomer, decided t,)
-. '_ MEDICINE: Among the most mould a team out of his good
Clinton rown Clarence Newby Nt Pollar conspicuous achievements(1) "Ac players and the enthusiasm of the
Cy Nt Pard quisitoni . of .sufficient knowl- others. He is building around Nat
Among the boys in the Steward tunes of the day, edge of the therapeutic value of Pollard, who has played for pro-
department in BOQ and JOQ are Hudson once laid claim to being penicillin to warrant its official fessional colored teams. Pollard
some who have had varied expe- the only 4F on the base, not being adoption by the medical divisions will play second base as a steady-
liences in civilian life. fit for sea duty. Says he saw more of the Army and Navy. . ." ing influence on the infield.
Ball player, artist, musician, Navy vessels as a civilian than (2) "Developments in insect re- Ray Smith, who has had semi-
these talented men have been do- he has in the Navy. pellants and insecticides, particu- pro experience, is on first, witn
ing their bit for the Navy during larly DDT, important in guarding Simon Moore, a better than aver-
the war years. HAMS NOT GAMS troops against insect-born dis- age player, at short stop.
There is Nathaniel Pollard, eases, such as typhus and malar- Robert Oates will do the hurl-
St.Sc, from Birmingham, Alabama. By Hollywood standards a ham- ia." (3) "Study of human blood ing. Pollard can always be calle'
He played professional baseball burger has more eye-appeal than plasma which has led to use by upon for relief pitching
for the Birmingham Black B'arons Lana Turner's legs. The script of the armed forces of serum albumin The team is looking for games
and the Chicago American Giants. "The Postman Always Rings as a blood substitute, of immune wth other colored softball tea
During his pro years he was a Twice" called for Lana, dressed in globulins to combat infections, and in this area.
pitcher, but with the stewards white shorts, to fry a hamburger of fibrin foam to stop bleeding.". T
softball team he plays second base. i n opening scene. The sizzling (4) "Improvement and standardi- SEPARATION EN
Pollard intends to return to pro- burger looked so tempting to the nation of the treatment of malaria
fessional ball when discharged, director he was afraid it would by atabrine." (Continued from Page 5)
Clinton Brown, StM3, 19 yearssteal the scene despite the Turner These developments were noted At the separation centers, th
old studied commercial illustran gams, so now the hamburger epi- in a report on "Science, the End- officer will receive orders detail-
old, studied commercial illustration sode comes at the end of the se- less Frontier' by Dr. Vannevar fing him to inactive duty at the
in New York before coming into quence. Oh, well, Lana was never Bush, director of the Office of Sci- of his terminal leave
toembarkvy ona career ut havdid fin- touted for her legs anyway. entific Research and Development. I (Terminal leave will be computed
ish his course. He also paints and on the basis of two and a half
is looking forward to a study of Come And Get It! A man's ear was bleeding pro-, days per month for each month
the finer arts upon his release. 'Ie fusely. "I bit myself," he ex-' of active duty, less the amount of
hopes to adapt as his subject the Shoemaker, Calif. (SEA) As plained to the doctor. "That's im- annual leave taken, total not to
painting of his own people. yet unclaimed at the Receiving possible," said the doctor. "How exceed 120 days.)
A swing band artist is Clarence Station here is a letter addressed can a man bite himself on the Officers will also receive such
Newby, StMlc, from Lawton, Ok- to: "The Sailor Who Won the ear?" "I was standing on a chair,"' pay and travel allowances as ara
laboma. He studied architecture in Ducks at Stockton on July 4." the patient replied. due himi. They will receive instruc-
Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, tions as to action to be taken on
playing in swing hands and the col- USO CAST ENTERTAINED the final date of active duty, and
lege orchestra in his free time. they will receive identification
Was a two miler on the institute cards identifying the as o nesere-
track team. His interest in archi- tive duty fowom the Naval Reserve.
lecture was acquired from an s ne in teficer has define at
uncle who is a successful drafts- start i ion the processing line t
man. Newby intends to continue a s rbe gearednto nt here thoean
his schooling in New York. He will will be geae to not nnr t
also continue to play his tenor sax eight hours.
in swing bands.
One of the original stewards Firm Agrees To Pay
crew on the base is Harry Hudson, Living Increases To Vet
St2c, from Atlanta, Ga. He hopes Wilmington, De} (CNS) The
to study medicine when he leaves way for veterans to receive cost
the Navy. In his quest for funds of living increases paid during
to assure his education he has their absence in the service was
worked in hospitals, hopped bells opened by a decision of the 3d Re-
in hotels, worked in a post office gional War Labor Board.
and tooted his clarinet and alto This decision sted that such
sax with pick up bands. veterans are entitled to raises up
ex wihd pick e upn s. to 15%0 of their Jan. 1, 1941, sal-
He would rather play his clari- Before they entertained station personnel, members of the cast of oaries. It was made when the board
net than eat and always has a USO show, "Well, All Reet," were entertained at dinner in the approved a collective bargaining
c'Towd around him in his off hours stewards' mess. The show later in the evening was hailed as one agreement between the Coca CaCla
as he runs over all the popular of the best ever staged here': Company and a union.



2': AUGUST, 1945

TIURSDAY, 23 August
ABOARD---"Oi, Everybody"-Jack Oakie, Pegi- R,-an.
SASHORE--"ounse ol Fear" and "Roemnber April".
S ,PFRTDAY, 21 August
'. AU'OAlRD-"Rustlers of the Badlands"-Charles Starrett, Sally Bliss.
ASHORE-"Snow White and Seven Dwarfs," Rough Riding Justicc"
SATURDAY, 25 August
ABOARD--"You Came Along," Robert Cummings, Elizabeth Scott
S.ASHORE-"Snow White and Seven Dwarfs," Rough Riding Justice"
SUNDAY, 26 August
SA ABOARD-C-hurch Services: Catholic in auditorium at 0900-Protest-
Snlt in, the (CI'hipel at 1100; Movies: "You Came Along," Robert
C'umminngs, Lizabeth Scott.
ASHORE-- ovies:"Keep Your Powder Dry",Lana Turner, Laraine Day
MONDAY, 27 August
ABOARD--"Blood on the Sun," James Cagney, Sylvia Sydney.
ASHORE--"Keep Your Powder Dry," Lana Turner, Laraine Day.
TUESDAY, 28 August
h HABOARD--"Her Highness and the Bell Boy," Hedy Lamarr, R. Walker
S.' ASHORE--"Hotel Berlin," Helmut Dantine, Faye Emerson.
WEDNESDAY, 29 August
ABOARD--,Her Highness and the Bell Boy," Hedy Lamar, R. Walker
ASHORE-."Hotel Berlin,". Helmut Dantine, Faye Emerson.
.i THURSDAY, 30 August
"ABOARD---"Midnight Manhunt", Wm. Gargan, Ann Savage,
.-e...A SHORE--"Pan Americana" and "Song of Sarong."
FRIDAY, 31 August
-I ABOARD--"Adventures of Rusty," Margaret Lindsay, Ted Donaldson.
S.t" "' O ASHORE-"Murder, He Says" and Coming Round the Mountain."
A A ."n.y SATURDAY, 1 September
S. AB'OARD-"Johnny Angel," George Raft, Claire Trevor.
ASHORE-"-Murder, He Says" and Coming Round the Mountain,"
Met me l St. Louie, Louie. Virginia Mayo, St. Louis beauty adds SUNDAY, 2 September
a bIil.if decoration to any garden wall. ABOARD-Church Services: Catholic in auditorium at 0900; Protes-

Music And Fun Feature Lost Found, Buy, Sell tant in Chapel at 1100; Movies: "Johnny Angel," George Raft,
Of Station Smoker And Trade Department ASHORE-"I'll Be Seeing You," Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton.
MONDAY, 3 September
ABOARD-See plan of the day for movie.
".on hour and a half of mtusle os': Gold .op Sclhaefer t encil. ASHORE-"I'll Be Seeing You," Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton.
and fun" is the way Olin Tice Plcase contact virrinia van Stelle at
descries the entertainment smok t',orlrsa Hot. TUESDAY, 4 September
de~ibes the entertain nt smoi LOST : A gold ankle bracelet in O
er here 29 August at 2000 in the s Iberl, "Bunny," Believed to have been ABOARD-See plan of the day for movie.
station auditorium, lost around Ship's Service building. Con- ASHORE-"Counter Attack," Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman.
tact B. L, McDevitt at Air Control.
rThe ltu part fl thi ,mnbinas- WA\NTED: Maln and wife to drive to WEDNESDAY, 5 September
tion will be supplied by Truth orc <:, I I, -,nl iil ,plotmbern or Ocutber. ABOARD-See plan of the day for movie.
Conse queclre s games n,,d other BenMac a,;. ASHORE--"Counter Attack," Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman.
radio gats. The music will he ful- -- '
nished by Joe Janish and his A pinch of salt is vastly im- \ -
music feature "Dancing On the p ovet y lvioppitng it into a gla:t' rt l I\A9L
Pai'l" of beer. prizes will be awarded -- '- -
during the evening. "This is the ahen:l of time." commented Tice, L
place to get your muster pay emcee for the show.

Male Call by Milton Calif, creator of Terry and the Pirates" How Var an One Co With These Things?
TiaC 5054 OF C'E OF a'EM ME TO ANIDL' LIKE *1)Fi

it t 'C~h..'*baMlee..4 fu Fe.. 3


23 AUGUST, 1943


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