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Vol. 2—No. 1
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, September 18, 1943
To Teach New Pre-Flight Course
READING left to right in the above picture are Lieut. George D.
Kepler, USNR, Ensign John Craighead, USNR, and Ensign Frank
Craighead, USNR. The three officers took 600 cadets out from Chapel
Hill last Saturday morning and gave them special instruction in
“Self-Preservation.” The Craigheads, who incidently are twins, have
just completed a book on the subject which will be used in all the
Sept. 18—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “Dr. Gillespie’s New As
sistant,” with Lionel Barrymore.
Show starts at 1555, 1940 and
2118. Complete show one hour,
Sept. 19—Free movie at Vil
lage Theatre, “Andy Hardy’s Dou
ble Life” with Mickey Rooney.
Show starts at 1318 and 1501.
Lieutenant Robert D. Robinson,
USNR, Drill Master, was detached
this week from this station and is
to proceed to San Francisco, Com
mandant twelfth Naval district,
and from there will report to Com
mander, Fleet Air, South.
Robert George Harris, SM2c,
reports to the NACSB at Dallas,
Part of Pre-Flight Training
Last Saturday morning Lieut. George D. Kepler, USNR, and En
signs John and Frank Craighead, USNR, took some 600 cadets and a
group of visiting newspapermen some five miles out from Chapel Hill
and gave them some first hand instruction in the newest wrinkle in
The three officers had just returned to Chapel Hill from Washington.
^The Craigheads had been there for
some time, Lt. Kepler for the past
three weeks. Just completed is a
book by the Craigheads on “Self-
Preservation.” But more about
that later, let’s talk about the trip
last Saturday morning.
Just as soon as the party ar
rived at its destination the Craig
heads had the entire group amazed
at their thorough knowledge of
Young John cut a grape vine,
and from a section of the limb
about two yards long had good
drinking water dropping so stead
ily that he passed it around and
half-dozen onlookers caught
enough to fill a cup. No one should
die of thirst in the jungles, the
Another fascinating exhibition
was the making of a fishing line
See NEW COURSE, page i ''
To Present Concert
On Campus Tonight
Technical Sergeant Carmine
Gagliardi, former soloist on the
Ford Sunday Evening Hour, will
present a special concert for all
military units on the campus to
night at 2000 in Memorial Hall.
The public is invited.
Sponsored by the University
YMCA, the program should ap
peal greatly to the many Gagliardi
followers in Chapel Hill.
Technical Sergeant Gagliardi is
considered one of the greatest
tenors of our time. He has been
sponsored by Sir Thomas Beecham,
the noted British conductor, and
See GAGLIARDI, page i
To: Staff of the Cloudbuster
1. On the occasion of the first anniversary edition of the
Cloudbuster, I extend to you the congratulations of myself '
and the entire Command. This fine periodical has recorded^ •
week by week, the progress and the activities of this Pre-Flight
School, and has been an outstanding factor in building and
maintaining high morale on the station.
2. The hard and intelligent work of the editor and staff '
has developed the Cloudbuster and has made it worthy of a
creditable place among service papers. Splendid imagination
and resourcefulness have ever been apparent in this publication,^
3. Officers, enlisted personnel, cadets, and civil service em- ^
ployees have worked to make the Cloudbuster what it is today,
and the whole Station appreciates the accomplishments' of th6'
present staff as well as the fine contributions made by officer’s*
and cadets who have been transferred -to other actiyities>- .
JOHN P. GRAFF ,