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Vol. 1—No. 50
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, September 4, 1943
By Ens. W. O. Shanahan, USNR
Is the bombardment of Germany
by the American Air Force and
the RAF a true second front?
Grave political as well as military
issues depen-d upon the answer to
To the Soviet Union air warfare
over Germany is an inadequate
utilization of Anglo-American mil
itary power. This Soviet attitude
and their ill-concealed dissatisfac
tion over the scale of land warfare
in western Europe may possibly
account for the recent transfer of
the Soviet Ambassador, Maxim
Since continued good relations
between this country and the
U.S.S.R. may well depend upon
the scope of our military efforts in
Europe, the bombardment of Ger
many is worth analysis. It is clear
that our bombing attacks are stra
tegic rather than tactical. That is
to say the nature of the targets
indicates that the objective is the
impairment of Germany's capacity
to make armaments and maintain
her armed forces.
In Italy our bombing has been
tactical; it prepared the way for
invasion by disrupting enemy com
munications and destroying con
centrations of materiel. Strategic
bombing begins to yield results
many months after the blow has
been struck. Though Germany has
been staggered by air raids, the
Soviets cannot expect that the
German army facing them will of
fer a less tenacious defense the
day after a thousand bomber raid
than it did the day before that
Advocates of strategic bombing
point however to these results.
The great port of Hamburg, vital
See BERLIN, page A
Cadet Regimental Officers
Named from 28th Battalion
Four members of the 28th Bat
talion have been named cadet regi
mental officers, replacing those
who have been transferred to other
bases for primary flight training.
The new cadet regimental of
ficers are: Donald W. Hoagland,
New York, N. Y., regimental com
mander; George R. White,
Swampscott, Mass., regimental
sub-commander; John V. Yankus,
Hyde Park, Mass., regimental ad
jutant; and Richard G. Harris,
Mt. Carmel, Conn., regimental
War Ration Book No. 3
All officers and crew who have
not applied for War Ration Book
No. 3 are reminded that they must
do so before Sept. 11.
Application forms are available
in the Personnel Office.
Military Field Mass To
Be Held Here Tomorrow
—Photo by Bachrach
97.8% of 32nd Battalion
Register Bond Allotments
ALVIN S. TARDY, who has been
in naval service for 23 years, was
recently promoted to Radio Elec
trician with Warrant Officer’s
Eager to help pay for the planes
they will soon fly and also to save
for the future, 97.8% of the mem
bers of the 32nd Battalion have
registered War Bond allotments
according to Lieut. William C
■ Clark, USNR, officer in charge of
the War Bond program at this
Of the battalion’s 273 members,
267 are having War Bond deduc
tions made from their monthly
Lieut. James E. Wadsworth,
LTSNR, battalion officer, directed
the bond program for the 32nd
Sept. 4—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Reap the Wild Wind,”
with Ray Milland and Paulette
Goddard. Show starts at 1545 and
2134. Complete show two hours,
Sept. 5—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “The Hard Way” with
Ida Lupino and Dennis Morgan.
Show starts at 1310 and 1509.
Complete show one hour, 59 min
A Military Pontifical Field
Mass, in all its solemnity, will
take place Sunday morning at
1000 in Kenan Stadium. In the
event of inclement weather, the
Mass will be celebrated in Memo
rial Hall at 1030.
The Mass will be offered by His
Excellency, the Most Reverend
Eugene J. McGuinness, D.D.,
Bishop of Raleigh, N. C. The Rev
erend John Renehan of Newton
Grove, N. C., will preach the ser
Preceding the mass, a proces
sion will form at the field house
[and slowly proceed to the altar
erected in the stadium. The cen-
ser-bearer will lead the procession,
followed by a retinue of honor
composed of the Catholic officers,
cadets and the clergy.
Lieut. Comdr. John F. Gilday,
USNR, and Lieut. Comdr. Henry
T. Gannon, USN, will form a spe
cial guard of honor, while Lieut.
John Hollis, USNR, will serve as
military aide to the Most Reverend
Jonas Kessing, son of Capt. 0.
0. Kessing, USN, will be the train-
bearer for the Bishop.
Again this year as last, the
Navy band will provide music be
fore the ceremony.
Under the direction of Cadet
Walter MacDougald, the Pre-
Flight School Catholic Choir will
sing Jules Brazil's “Mass of St.
Basil.” The processional hymn
will be “Ecce Sacerdos Magnus”
by Matthew Amoros, and the of
fertory hymn will be “Veni, Jesu
Amor Mi” by Cherubini.
The arrangements for this serv
ice are being made by a commit
tee of which Lt. Comdr. Gilday is
chairman. Rev. Edward Sullivan
See MASS, page 4.