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I USTE Vol. 2—No. 33 U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C. Saturday, April 29, 1944 These Four Moved Into New Positions During The Past Week CONGRATULATIONS went the rounds at this station during the past week as four officers moved into new positions. On the left is Lieut. Comdr. Howard L. Hamilton, USNR, who is the new Executive Officer. The three men pictured in the right hand photo are, left to right, Lieut. R. Eugene Curry, USNR, Lieut. Robert Bruce, USNR, and Lieut. Henry M. Brabham, USNR. See story below for complete details. Lt. Comdr. Hamilton N amed As New Executive Officer Lieut. Comdr. Howard L. Ham ilton, USNR, who last week suc ceeded Lieut. Comdr. James P. I^augh, USNR, as Executive Of ficer of this station, is another of- ’ ficer who played an important role the organization of the Pre- Ellght Training Program. Two years ago this past Janu ary Lieut. Comdr. Hamilton en ured the Navy on leave of absence from the Ohio State University for the duration. For two decades previously his life was continu ously linked with the Buckeye . School, first as a student then as executive and educator. ' Upon reporting to the Navy in ' Washington, Lieut. Comdr. Ham- See HAMILTON, page 4 Lt. Bob Bruce Becomes Head Of Academics Lieut. Robert Bruce, USNR, formerly in charge of ENS, has been appointed head of the Aca demic Department, succeeding Lieut. Comdr. Howard L. Hamil ton, USNR, who is the new Execu tive Officer of this Pre-Flight School. Lieut. Bruce, who is married and has two children, entered the Navy in 1942, and since that time has been attached to the Academic De partment here. He completed his See BRUCE, page k 46th Battalion Dance Planned for May 6 The Senior Battalion Dance for members of. the 46th Battalion will be held in the Pine Room of Lenoir Hall on Saturday, May 6, from 2100 to 2400. Refreshments will be served, and music fur nished by the swing section of the Pre-Flight band. Movie Schedule Sat., April 29—Free movie at Village Theatre, “Whistling in Brooklyn” with Red Skelton. Fea ture starts at 1930 and 2104.' Com plete show one hour, 35 minutes. Sun., April 30—Free movie at Village Theatre, “Fallen Spar row,” with Maureen O’Hara and John Garfield. Feature starts at 1318 and 1457. Complete show one hour, 40 minutes. Pre-Flight Band Leaves for Duty Outside Country The Navy’s first all-Negro band 01 this war which has supplied music for hundreds of occasions at this Pre-Flight School since ar riving here on July 31, 1942, was detached last Monday for duty out side the continental limits of the United States. The band was transferred as a group to Receiving Barracks, Shoemaker, Cal., for further transfer to ComFourteen and as signment to new duty. James B. Parsons, Music, was in charge of the departing group. During 21 months of service here, the band won an excellent reputation for itself playing for a variety of assignments, including numerous regimental reviews. War Bond rallies and parades in Raleigh and Durham, Army-Navy E-Award presentations, and even a ship launching in Wilmington. There have been summer concert series, and music at baseball, bas ketball, and football games, and other sports events. The swing section of the band had played on more than a hun dred occasions, and counting the daily period parades of the cadets, the entire band played for almost ten times as many military for mations. To replace the departing band, a new group of Negro musicians arrived during the past week from the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, 111. In charge of the new band is Chief Musician Chancey S. See ley, USN, who has been in the naval service for more than twenty years, approximately two-thirds of the time at sea. While the previous band was re cruited entirely within the state of North Carolina, the new bands men come from widely separated places. See PRE-FLIGHT BAND, page 3

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