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Vol. 1—No. 20
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, February 6, 1943
A Double Dose for the Axis
TWIN TROUBLE for the Axis is promised by this Mike and
Ike pair, soon as they sprout their Navy wings.
Stowing away their sailor gear to don that of aviation cadets
are Jack (left) and Laurence Terrio, 18th Battalion twins from
North Quincy, Mass.
Both lettered in cross-country, indoor and outdoor track in
high school, both attended Northeastern University, and both
served a one-year hitch as aviation machinists at the Squantum,
Mass., Naval Air Station, before becoming aviation cadets.
And both are itching for a chance at the Axis—together in
V-5 Instructors Complete
Exodus of Pre-Flight
The exodus of Pre-Flight officers
other naval stations continued
during the past week with 10 of-
^^ers leaving this station for
Those transferred include: Lieut.
Cover C. Emerson, USNR,
Ensign Frank J. O’Hora,
assistant coaches of mass
®Xercise, going to the Naval Flight
^^eparatory School, Colgate Uni
versity, Hamilton, N. Y.; Lieut,
(jg) N. J. Pierce, USNR, assistant
football coach, and Ensign Leslie
R, Casey, USNR, assistant in la
bor engineering, to the NFPS,
Rennsalaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, N. Y.;
Ensign Herbert H. Maack,
USNR, platoon officer, to the
NFPS, Wooster University, Woos
ter, 0.; Ensign Robert F. Daugh
ters, USNR, and Ensign Earl B.
Ruth platoon officers, to the NFPS,
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To Inspect New
The new Pre-Flight Naval Hos
pital will be open for inspection
by the public from 1300 to 1700
tomorrow, it was announced dur
ing the week by Com dr. John P.
Graff, USN (Ret.), commanding
officer of this station. Patients
will be admitted and the hospital
placed in operation on Tuesday,
Comdr. Deane H. Vance, MC-
USN (Ret.), senior medical of
ficer of the Pre-Flight School, is
in charge of the hospital, while
Lt. Comdr. Clark E. Brown, MC-
USNR, has been designated as
Occupancy of the new structure,
which is located behind the Uni
versity Medical Building at the
corner of Raleigh and Pittsboro
Roads, will represent the answer
to a need that has been present
since the Pre-Flight School was
commissioned last spring. Navy
patients have been quartered in
the University Infirmary, while
the medical and dental offices have
been housed in the administration
building, Alexander Hall.
Feb. 6—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Who Done It?” with
Abbott and Costello. Feature starts
at 1340, 1520, 1930 and 2105.
Feb. 7—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Jackass Mail” with
Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main.
Short Subject, “Eyes of the
Navy.” Feature begins at 1327
At the Carolina
Feb. 6—“The Powers Girl” with
Benny Goodman and orchestra.
Feb. 7—“Arabian Nights” with
Jon Hall and Maria Montez.
The group of some 120 new V-5
officers who came aboard last
month for naval indoctrination
completed their training today and
will take up duties shortly as in
structors in the naval aviation
training program at Pre-Flight
Schools and naval stations around
In addition to physical condi
tioning, the one-month course in
cluded instruction in naval cus
toms and traditions, military drill,
and general training designed to
prepare the new officers for the
job of instructors in the Navy’s
rapidly growing air program.
Twenty of the officers have been
assigned for duty at this station.
Among the nationally known
sports figures who completed the
course and will take up duties
elsewhere are Lieut. Charley Geh-
ringer, former Detroit Tiger sec
ond sacker, assigned to the Pre-
Flight School at St. Mary’s, Cal.,
and Lieut. Hal Schumacher, ex-
New York Giant chucker, who will
report to the Memphis Naval
Training Station, Memphis, Tenn.
Ensign Dick Todd and Ensign
Ed Cifers, former professional
footballers with the Washington
Redskins, remain teammates, but
in different places, with Todd go
ing to the Pre-Flight School at
Iowa City, la., and Cifers report
ing to the Pre-Flight unit at Del
Monte, Cal. Another former pro
fessional football player, Ensign
Raymond Bray, Chicago Bear
star, also goes to Del Monte.
The 20 new instructors joining
the Pre-Flight staff at Chapel
Lieut, (jg) Theodore Bleier,
former supervisor of health and
physical education, Dade County
Public Schools, Miami, Fla.; Lieut.
(jg) Otis Douglas, director of ath
letics and head football coach from
the University of Akron, Akron,
0.; Lieut, (jg) Donald Edgar,
from California; Ensign Jerome
See V-5 INSTRUCTORS, page U