Skip to Content
North Carolina Newspapers

Cloudbuster. online resource (None) 1942-1945, November 13, 1943, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Vol. 2—No. 9 U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C. Saturday, November 13, 1943 $50,000 Bond Goal for Pearl Harbor Drive Home Nursing Courses For Navy Wives Members of the Pre-Flight Woman's Club are urged to en roll now for home nursing courses to be started in the near future. With the present great scar city of trained and practical nurses, and with emergencies apt to arise at any time, it would be to the benefit of all naval officers’ wives to attend these home nursing courses at one time or another. Enrollments for the courses should be made with Mrs, Jesse G. Wright, phone 6756, or Mrs. Gordon Clark, phone 4476. Ad ditional information may be obtained from the same sources. Del Monte Pre-Flight School to Close Soon The U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School at Del Monte, Cal., last of the Pre-Flight units to be placed in operation, will be decommission ed on or about next Feb. 15, it was announced in a recent issue of The ^o-vyator, station newspaper there. The last group of cadets 8 re scheduled to depart with grad- 'lation of the 19th Battalian on Jan. 8. The school was commissioned on Feb. 13, 1943. 2nd Edition of Picture booklet Being Distributed The second edition of the 32- Page pictorial booklet on Pre- flight activities here, published by ^erin-Baliban Studios of Phila delphia, is now available for dis tribution. Officers and enlisted men •^ay obtain a free copy of the book let at the Public Relations Office in Navy Hall. Entire Regiment of Cadets Hear Address By Americans Number Two Flying Ace First Lieut. Kenneth A. Walsh, America's No. 2 flying ace of this war, spoke before the regiment of cadets last Thursday night in Me morial Hall. Second only to Major Joe Foss, Marine ace credited with 26 Jap anese planes in the Pacific war zone, Lieut. Walsh shot down 20 Jap planes between February and September of this year, including 16 Zeros, one float plane and three dive bombers. His probables run to half a dozen more, and his rec ord also includes a Japanese sup ply ship which he strafed and sanlc in enemy waters. He holds the Distinguished Flying Cross and has been recommended for other awards. Twice his own plane has been virtually shot to pieces. A third time he was forced to crash his ship in the sea, far from his home base, but was rescued to continue his aerial assaults. Speaking to the Cadets, Lieut. Walsh told of his experiences in the Pacific war zone. Lieut. Walsh happened to run into Major Foss when the latter was returning home after shooting First Lieut. Kenneth A. Walsh down 26 Jap planes in the early dogfights over the Solomon Is lands. “I asked Joe how to go about getting some Zeros,” casual ly commented Walsh. “He told me, ‘You won’t get any unless you go after them.’ So those are the tactics I have used ever since.” Wednesday Evening Show The four films scheduled for showing in Memorial Hall next Wednesday evening for cadets, of ficers and enlisted men are In vasion of Novth AfTtca (March of Time), People of Russia, Coal Black and Seven Dwarfs (Merrie Melody), and a Community Sing. As usual, the program will open with music by the swing section of the Pre-Flight band starting at 1920. Movie Schedule Nov. 13—Free movie at Village Theatre, “Hers to Hold” with Deanna Durbin and Joseph Gotten. Feature starts at 1930 and 2114. Complete show one hour, 44 min utes. Nov. 14—Free movie at Village Theatre, “Reveille with Beverly” with Ann Miller and Frank Si natra. Feature starts at 1320 and 1450. Complete show one hour, 28 minutes. All Hands Urged To Make Extra Cash Purchase A goal of $50,000 has been set for this Command, as part of the Navy Department’s second annual Pearl Harbor Day Cash War Bond sale. The Navy’s objective is $15,- 000,000, compared with last year's sales of approximately $7,500,000, and concerted effort will be made at all naval activities to put the drive over the top. Secretary of Navy Frank Knox has established an individual goal for the occasion of “at least one bond purchase by every person (uniformed and civilian) on duty with the Navy.” In announcing this station’s plans for a special cash War Bond sale with a goal of $50,000, Comdr. John P. Graff, USN (Ret.), Com manding Officer, urged all hands— officers, cadets, enlisted personnel and Civil Service employees—to so administer their personal af fairs that they may be in a posi tion to do their part in the sta tion’s drive. “By purchasing War Bonds,” Comdr. Graff said, “Americans are buying shares in Liberty and Free- aom, and it is the SACRED DUTY of all hands to cooperate with this Command, the Naval Air Primary Training Command, the Navy De partment, and the United States of America, in making Pearl Har bor Day a date that OUR ENEMIES WILL NEVER FOR GET.” The campaign at this station, which will be directed by Lieut. William C. Clark, USNR, aide to the executive officer, will be con ducted as follows: Dec. 1 for all officers, enlisted See WAR BONDS, page U

North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.

Digital North Carolina