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Vol. 2—No. 31
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, April 15, 1944
Farewell Ceremonies Held For Comdr. Graff
45th Battalion Dance
Scheduled April 22
The Senior Battalion Dance for
^nembers of the 45th Battalion will
be held in the Pine Room of Lenoir
Hall on Saturday, April 22, from
2100 to 2400.
Refreshments will be served,
snd music will be furnished by the
swing section of the Pre-Flight
Sat., April 15—Free movie at
Village Theatre, “Sweet Rosie
O’Grady” with Betty Grable and
^^obert Young. Feature starts at
1400, 1533, 1930, and 2103. Com
plete show one hour, 33 minutes.
Sun., April 16—Free movie at
^*Hage Theatre, “Destination Tok-
with Cary Grant and John
Barfield. Feature starts at 1300
1525. Complete show two
^'ours, 25 minutes.
FAREWELL CEREMONIES for Comdr. John P. Graff, USN (Ret.),
Commanding Officer of the Navy Pre-Flight School here since Novem
ber, 1942, were held last Saturday afternoon in Kenan Stadium. On
the extreme left is pictured Comdr. Graff as he delivered his farewell
speech, while on the right, Lieut. Comdr. Raugh, USNR, the new Com
manding Officer, is shown as he addressed the officers, cadets, enlisted
men, and visitors present for the special occasion. The center photo,
above, shows Comdr. Graff, seated at his desk, with Lieut. Comdr.
Raugh, standing. The latter served as Executive Officer under Comdr.
Lieut. Comdr. James P. Raugh
Named New Commanding Officer
Special farewell ceremonies
honoring Comdr. John P. Graff,
USN (Ret.), Commanding Officer
here since November 27,1942, were
held last Saturday afternoon in
Kenan stadium before 4,000 per
Dr. Frank P. Graham, Presi
dent of the Greater University of
North Carolina, delivered the
principal address and presented to
See GRAFF, page U
Had Lieut. Comdr. James P.
Raugh, USNR, our new Command
ing Officer, never been stationed
at this Pre-Flight School, his in
fluence would nevertheless have
been felt here, for he was one of
the key men who assisted Comdr.
Tom Hamilton, USN, in formulat
ing the Pre-Flight program.
“Comdr. Graff valiantly moves
on, and Lieut. Comdr. Raugh de-
See RAUGH, page ^
On April 1
AlNav 73, issued recently by
the Navy Department, brought
good news in the form of promo
tions to 19 Pre-Flight officers here
effective April 1.
Promoted by the measure were
all lieutenants (jg) and ensigns
who have been on active duty on
or before March 1, 1943.
The 10 officers promoted to the
rank of senior lieutenant here in
clude Frederick Ambellan, in
structor, navigation; Henry M.
Brabham, instructor, ENS; Max
J. Chapman, assistant coach, hand
to hand; Gordon M. Clark, assist
ant athletic director; Sylvester S.
HoUobaugh, assistant coach,
wrestling; Harold D. Lindsay,
platoon officer; W. B. Porterfield,
See PROMOTIONS, page 3