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Vol. 2—No. 36
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, May 20, 1944
Pre-Flight School to Observe Anniversary
Tuesday Will Mark 2nd Year Navy
Fliers Have Been Trained Here
As the U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School here makes ready to celebrate
its second anniversary next week, it is well to look back at the im
portant part Pre-Flight Training is playing in the winning of
Over the past two years 13,500 cadets have been trained here.
1,700 officers have been on duty either by attachment to the sta
tion or under instruction. Twenty-f"
nine battalions of Cadets trained
here have already completed their
aviation training. 8,500 of them
are now with the fleet or at shore
And the officers, too, who have
been stationed here are now serv
ing on every battlefront in the
world. Capt. 0. 0. Kessing, USN,
the first Commanding Officer here,
is now in charge of the Naval
forces at Bougainville. Comdr.
John P. GraflF, USN (Ret.), his
successor, is now on duty with the
Atlantic Fleet. On down the line,
men who have served here are
helping to bring ultimate victory
Pre-Flight Training was started
with the purpose of making Uncle
Sam’s Navy fliers the roughest,
toughest and smartest in the
World, and as it enters its third
year here next week its progress
is accepted as being invaluable in
the winning of the war. It is mak
ing the future Navy flier a strong,
rugged, disciplined, intelligent
fighter. It teaches him to be an
officer, imbued with the traditions
of Naval Service and ready to
face the fortunes of war with a
Spirit that admits only of victory.
On next Wednesday, in connec
tion with the celebration of the
Second anniversary, a special regi
mental review will be held in Ke-
Han Stadium after which the Pre-
flight baseball team will meet the
University of North Carolina on
^^merson Field starting at 1530.
On the same day, at 1900 in the
See ANNIVERSARY, page S
Ambitious, Isn’t He?
We won’t use the cadet’s
name, but it happened this
week at Navy Hall.
When the Public Relations
Office opened up on Thursday
morning, it was noted that
several bits of paper were to
be found on the Information
Desk. They had been written
by the cadet on watch the
night before, and they read
something like this. (The name
we’re using, of course, is fic
A/C James Smith, V-5,
A/C James Smith, V-5,
Ensign James Smith, USNR.
Lieut, (jg) James Smith,
Lieut. James Smith, USNR.
Lieut. Comdr. James Smith,
Comdr. James Smith, USNR.
Captain James Smith, USNR.
Admiral James Smith, USN
All that we can say is after
going through all that we’d
probably retire when we
reached the Admiral stage.
Duke Here for Track
Starting at 1430 this afternoon
on Fetzer Field the Pre-Flight
track team will engage Duke Uni
versity in the final track meet of
the year for the locals.
Get Your Pay Receipts Ready
THE MOST POPULAR threesome on the station pose for the
cameraman as they make ready to keep Uncle Sam’s men in blue
happy. Everyone knows them, but for the records, they are, left
to right: Dewar Roberts, SK 2/c, Ensign Nancy Winn, USNR, and
Overstreet Lynn, SK 2/c.
All members of the regiment of
cadets have been invited by the
Carolina Playmakers to attend
regular performances of Shake
speare’s The Winter’s Tale in the
Forest Theatre tonight and to
morrow night at 2045. Free ad
mission slips are available through
the battalion officers.
Crew Picnic on May 27
A picnic for members of the
crew will be held at the Chapel
Hill Country Club next Satur
day, May 27, starting at 1730.
The evening meal will be
served at 1830, and dancing
will follow to the music of the