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Vol. 1—No. 30
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, April 17, 1943
41 V-5 Instructors Assigned to Chapel Hill
J’ORTY-ONE of the officers who completed their V-5 indoctrination here today have been assigned to duties at this station.
From left to right the new officer-instructors are:
front ROW: Ens. William R. Hoover, USNR, Wyoming, Ohio; Lt. (jg) John H. Lauh, USNR, Detroit, Mich.; Lt.
<jg) Lynn C. Holder, USNR, Lawrenceville, 111.; Ens. Carl A. Wolflnbarger, USNR. Antioch, 111.; Lt. (jg) Kenneth G.
Laird, USNR, Milwaukee, Wis.; Lt. Arthur K. Royal, USNR, Milwaukee, Wis.; Lt. Owen L. Cochrane, USNR, Manhattan,
Kan.; Ens. John M. Campbell, USNR, Atlanta, Ga.; Lt. (ig) Emil P. Camson, USNR, Brooklyn. N. Y.
SECOND ROW: Ens. Thomas E. Jones, USNR, Watervliet, N. Y.; Ens. Frank D. Sills. USNR, Lancaster. Pa.; Ens. Carl
L. Muller. USNR. Wood-Ridge, N. J.; Lt. (jg) James G. Wall. USNR, Benson, N. C.; Ens. M. A. Panther. USNR. Highland
I*ark, 111.; Ens. George H. Grover, USNR, Springfield. Mass.; Lt. (jg) Raymond C. Oth. USNR. St. Louis. Mo.; Lt. (jg)
Iceland L. Silliman, USNR. White Plains. N. Y.; Ens. George D. Smith. USNR, Cincinnati, Ohio; Lt. (jg) Brooks W.
Conover, USNR, Orange, Tex.
THIRD ROW: Ens. Ralph R. Kirn. USNR, Webster Groves, Mo.; Ens. Sven O. Rosengren, USNR, Woburn, Mass.;
Lt. Francis H. Kimbrough. USNR. Waco, Tex.; Ens. William H. Ewing, USNR, Memphis, Tenn.; Ens. Robert A. L.
Clark, USNR. Oberlin, Ohio; Lt. William I. Walton. USNR. Arkadelphia. Ark.; Ens. Harry A. Koss, USNR, South Bend, Ind.;
Lt. (ig) Robert A. Halla, USNR, York. Pa.; Ens. John J. McDonald. USNR. W. Palm Beach. Fla.; Lt. (jg) Edward J.
Killoran. USNR. Grand Rapids. Mich.
FOURTH ROW: Ens. Howard G. Price, USNR, Upper Darby, Pa.; Ens. Frank J. Dolson, USNR, Warwick, N. Y.; Lt.
(jg) Lewis E. Caswell, USNR, Madison, Wis.; Lt. (jg) John O. Reynolds, USNR, Chapel Hill, N. C.; Lt. (jg) Edward A.
Cameron. USNR, Chapel Hill, N. C.; Lt. (jg) Vaino A. Nelimark, USNR. Jacksonville. Fla.; Ens. John R. Smithson.
^SNR. Muncie. Ind.; Lt. (jg) Lloyd H. Lux, USNR-., W. Chester. Pa.; Lt. (jg) Victor S. Mare. USNR. St. Albans N. Y.;
Lt. (jg) William D. Demchak, USNR, Vandergrift, Pa.; Lt. Charles W. Trigg, USNR, Los Angeles, Cal.; Ens. Wilham B.
^ing. USNR. Kirksville, Mo.
To Hear Station^s
The Station Smoker next Wed
nesday evening will open with
Inlaying of the cadets’ favorite
Songs on Fred Waring’s “Victory
Tunes” radio program, it was an
nounced this week by Lieut. Frank
L. Gillespie, USNE, assistant wel-
fare and recreation officer.
The “Victory Tunes" will be
See SMOKER, page 4
April 17—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Crystal Ball” with Paul
ette Goddard and Ray Milland.
Also short subject, “Navy
Ashore.” Feature starts at 1330,
1519, 1930 and 2119. Complete
show one hour, 49 minutes.
April 18—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Nightmare” with Brian
Donlevy and Diana Barrymore.
Feature starts at 1310 and 1457.
Complete show one hour, 47 min
Nearly 500 Visit
Navy Hall Since
Opening Last Month
Since Navy Hall opened March
13, 460 visitors have registered in
the Guest Book. The majority
were parents or relatives of the
cadets, coming for the most part
from the New England states.
However, such widely separated
places as Casper, Wyo.; Harlan,
Ky.; Pasadena, Cal.; Winter
See VISITORS, page i
The 139 new V-5 officers who
have been undergoing indoctrina
tion here during the past month
completed their training this week,
and after brief leaves, will take
up duties as instructors in the
naval aviation program at Pre-
Flight Schools and other bases
throughout the country.
Forty-one of the officers, newly
trained in naval customs and tra
ditions, military techniques, and
physically conditioned for the job
ahead, have been assigned for duty
at this station.
Among the nationally known
personalities who will take up
duties elsewhere is Ensign Cor
nelius Warmerdam, USNR,
world’s champion pole vaulter,
who demonstrated his vaulting
skill for Carolina sports fans sev
eral times during his stay at
Chapel Hill. The former Cali
fornia school teacher will return
to familiar territory when he re
ports to the U. S. Navy Pre-Flight
School at Del Monte, Cal.
Lieut. Rex Enright, USNR,
former Green Bay Packer football
See V-5 OFFICERS, pcnge U
Flag Staff Dedication
This morning at 1140 the
Sports Program Flag Staff, lo
cated on the lower end of Alex
ander Field facing the Raleigh
Road, will be dedicated.
The entire regiment of cadets
will be present, and short talks
will be made by Lt. Comdr.
James P. Raugh, USNR, Ex
ecutive Officer, and Lt. Comdr.
Harvey J. Harman, USNR,
Lieut. Charles C. Bream, Jr.,
Sports Program Head, will call
off the names of each squadron
and a representative will come
forward and raise his squad
ron flag on the flag staff.