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Vol. 1—No. 33
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, May 8, 1943
Cloudbuster Nine Meets Naval
Academy at Annapolis Today
In Gym Tonight
The new and classy music
stands of the Pre-Flight band will
be on display for the first time to-
Tiight at the cadet regimental
dance in Woollen gymnasium.
In traditional Navy blue and
gold colors on a background of
White, the stands are designed in
a strictly naval aviation theme
"With an airplane in the upper left
Corner and an anchor in the lower
light. Cutting across diagonally
from lower left to upper right is
the word “Cloudbusters.”
The dance will start at 2030
and end at 2315, with taps coming
Members of the senior battalion
Will be permitted to wear their
blue uniforms, while the remainder
of the regiment will wear khaki.
As an added attraction, Cadet
Paul Owen, of New York, who for-
inerly was tenor soloist with Fred
Waring’s band, is expected to be
on hand for some vocalizing.
The Cloudbuster nine was con
verted into one of the strongest
service teams in the country dur
ing the past week with the arrival
of five cadets with major league
The players—Theodore F. Wil
liams and John M. Paveshovich,
better known as John Pesky, both
of the Boston Red Sox, John F.
Sain and Louis E. Gremp of the
Boston Braves, and Joseph Cole
man, former Philadelphia Athletic
pitcher — reported aboard on
Thursday as members of the 25th
Battalion and were among those
who left yesterday morning for
Annapolis where the Cloudbusters
meet the Naval Academy team
Other than the five mentioned
above and regular members of the
Pre-Flight nine, three officers will
be allowed to participate in the
Navy contest. Lt. (jg) John A.
Hassett, USNR, former Yankee
first baseman, will be at that posi
tion; Ensign Joseph J. Cusick,
USNR, former Cardinal catcher,
will be behind the plate, and Lt.
(jg) Peter Appleton, USNR, St.
Louis Brown pitcher, will handle
part of the pitching chores. There
is also a possibility that Allen L.
Cooke, Pharmacist Mate 3/c, who
played with the Yankees at one
time, will be used in the outfield.
This lineup should give the
Cloudbusters one of the better ser
vice teams in the nation. With
Ens. Cusick behind the plate, Lt.
(jg) Hassett on first, Cadet
Gremp on second. Cadet Pesky at
short, and either Cadets Hagstrom
or Conlin at the hot corner, the in
field will be unusually strong both
in field and at the plate. The out
field with Cadets Williams and
Marchand, and Pharmacist Mate
3/c Cooke will show plenty of
By AlNav 83
Twenty six officers of the U. S.
Navy Pre-Flight School here were
promoted to the next higher rank
by AlNav 83 issued by the Navy
Department last week and effec
tive May 1.
Of the 26 officers receiving the
temporary promotions, two were
raised to the rank of lieutenant
commander, six became senior
lieutenants, and 18 added a half
stripe to become lieutenants,
AlNav 83 promoted to the next
higher rank “lieutenants of the
active list of the Line and Staff
Corps, Naval Reserve, now serv
ing on active duty whose dates of
rank as lieutenant are 1 January,
1942, or earlier. . , , Lieutenants,
junior grade, of the active list of
the Line and Staff Corps of the
Naval Reserve now on active duty
whose dates of rank as lieutenant,
junior grade, are 15 June 1942, or
earlier, who have served continu
ously on active duty from 31 July,
1942 or earlier. . . . Ensigns, Line
and Staff Corps of the Naval Re
serve, whose dates of rank as en
sign are 30 June, 1942, or
earlier. . . .”
The two Pre-Flight officers
raised to the rank of lieutenant
commander, USNR, are T. M.
Carruthers, first lieutenant and
See PROMOTIONS, page U
May 8—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Reunion in France” with
Joan Crawford and John Wayne.
Feature starts at 1555, 1930 and
2122. Complete show one hour,
May 9—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “When Johnny Comes
Marching Home” with Allan Jones
and Jane Frazee. Feature starts
at 1338 and 1500. Complete show
one hour, 40 minutes.
See BASEBALL, page U
IT MUST HAVE BEEN A HIT which brought this happy response from Johnny of the Philip
Morris radio show and cadets at the Cloudhuster-University of Virginia baseball game last Friday. A
Visitor to the station during the day, Johnny did his best to cheer on the Cloudbusters There were
sadder moments, though, than reflected in the above picture, and the Cavaliers romped to a 13 to 5
'victory over the cadet team.