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Vol. 3—No. 43
U. S. NAVY PRE-FLIGHT SCHOOL, CHAPEL HILL, N. C.
Friday, July 13, 1945
Bond Sales Reach
In Closing Week
Three Battalions, the 69th, the
70th, and the 71st, have distin
guished themselves as top-notch
War Bond buyers in the closing
Week of the Navy’s Extra Cash
War Bond Drive.
The cadet regiment has pur
chased $40,120 in bonds.
Most spectacular was the show
ing made by the 69th Battalion
Which rose from 35.9% of ful
filling their quota last week to
102.5% this week as the contest
closed late Wednesday.
The Battalions that were fight
ing it out for second place were
the 70th and the 71st who ended
Up the contest with 71.0% and
Following are the standings of
the other battalions on the sta
tion as the contest closed:
66th Batt 14.6% $1,052
67th Batt 37.5% 2,250
68th Batt 51.1% 3,575
72nd Batt 28.7% 3,300
Refreshers 26.9% 4,300
Officers Play Baseball
At Hogan’s Lake Picnic
Among other activities at the
Officers’ Picnic at Hogan’s Lake
Wednesday afternoon was a base
ball game played by a team made
Up of members of the Academic
department standing a team con
sisting of members of the Mili
tary and Athletic departments.
This spirited match ended 8-5 in
favor of the Academic group.
Outdoor Dance Planned
For Cadet Regiment
An outdoor dance for the cadet
regiment is being scheduled by
the Welfare department for the
evening of July 21st. The dance
Will be held on the outdoor bas
ketball courts east of Alexander
Refreshments will be served
during the evening and dance
iTiusic will be furnished by the
Cloudbuster Swing Band. The
dance will last from 2100 until
t'irst Concert on July 22
Date of the first in the sum
mer series of concerts by the
N^avy Pre-Flight band has been
^hanged from July 29 to July 22.
The concerts will be held on al
ternate Sundays from 1630 to
1730 in the outdoor Forest The
atre opposite Navy Hall.
4.IR MEDAL—Above is a glimpse
of the regimental review last
Saturday morning at which
Cadet Arnold R. Zubik, of the
70th Battalion, received the Air
Medal for meritorious service as
radioman of a carrier based
plane in the Southwest Pacific.
Comdr. James P. Raugh, com
manding officer, who read the ci
tation from Vice Admiral T; C.
Kinkaid, is shown pinning the
medal on Zubik.
Cadet Zubik Is Awarded Air Medal
For Meritorious Service in Pacific
Cadet Arnold R. Zubik, 70th
Battalion member from Rich
mond, Tex., was presented with
the Air Medal in ceremonies held
before the cadet regiment here
last Saturday morning. The
award was made to the 21-year-
old Texan for meritorious serv
ice as radioman of a carrier
based plane operating against
enemy forces in the Southwest
The citation from Vice Admi
ral T. C. Kinkaid, Commander
7th Fleet, which was read by
Comdr. James P. Raugh, com
manding officer, declared that
“when the squadron commander
was unable to locate an enemy
force, due to inclement weather,
Zubik skillfully operated equip
ment locating them immediately.
“By giving bearing and dis
tance, he enabled the squadron
commander to commence an at
tack without being able to see
the enemy. This enabled the
commander to effect complete
surprise, reduced the period of
antiaircraft fire, and greatly as
sisted him in sinking an enemy
Zubik, who entered the Navy
in January, 1943, also holds the
Navy-Marine Corps Medal which
he was awarded in August, 1944.
After boot training and radio
and gunnery instruction, he went
into the Pacific aboard an escort
carrier, which supported land
ings in the Palaus and Leyte,
and which participated in the
battle of the Surigao Straits and
the battle off Samar.
Cruise Club Committees
The following committees were
elected for the Cruise Club at a
meeting held last week.
House Committee: Manchia,
CSM, Tabbutt, 1st Sgt., Cham
Entertainment* Smart, CMus,
Frizzell, Y3c, Leggett, PhMlc,
Judiciary: March, SMlc,
Wheeler, Y3c, Suggs, PhM2c,
Webber, Y2c, Rosier, Sgt.
Financial: Moret, SKDlc, Bau
er, SKDlc, Kelly, SKlc, Evans,
-Buy More War Bonds—•
Lt. (jg) de Gaulle
In French Group
Here for Training
Thirty French naval officers
including Lt. (jg) Philippe H. X.
de Gaulle, 23-year-old son of the
French leader, Gen. Charles de
Gaulle, have reported to the
Navy Pre-Flight School here for
a four-week course of instruction
in the Pre-Flight phase of the
U. S. naval aviation program.
This is the second group of
French officers to undergo train
ing here, although French cadets
have been receiving instruction
at this Pre-Flight School since
May, 1944. The first contingent
of 29 officers, has just completed
their training at Chapel Hill and
has proceeded to the Naval Air
Station, Memphis, Tenn., for pri
mary flight instruction.
The Pre-Flight course for the
French officers includes instruc
tion in aerology, navigation, rec
ognition, gunnery, communica
tions, engines, principles of fly
ing, and English, in addition to
Thirteen of the new class of 30
officers have been decorated with
the Croix de Guerre for heroic
service to their country.
They are Lt. (jg) G. H. M.
Briel, of St. Nazaire; Lt. (jg) F.
M. C. D’Arangues, of Bayonne:
Lt. (jg) P. H. X. de Gaulle, of
Paris; Lt. (jg) P. R. L. Fiche-
feux, of Besancon; Lt. (jg) P. M.
J. Gautriaud, of Marmande; Lt!
(jg) F. E. F. Herriberry, of Bor
deaux; Lt. (jg) G. P. G. Laurent,
of Dinan; Lt. (jg) M. L. A. Mon-
nier, of Montargis; Lt. (jg) H. H.
A. Moutet, of Chateauroux; Lt.
(jg) G. V. P. Picchi, of Cannes;
Lt. jg) P. M. J. Vix, of Stras
bourg, who also holds the Med-
aille Coloniale; Ensign R. G
Gosselin, of Nord; and Ensign
J. C. Hervio, of St. Brieuc.
Open House at Carr
Members of the 71st Battalion
are invited to an “open house”
by the girls of the Carr dormi
tory, on the afternoon of Sun
day, July 15th.
The party will be held at the
Carr dormitory and will get un
der way at 1430.
Party for Officers
All Pre-Flight School officers
and wives are invited to a party
being given today by the French
officers here in celebration of
Bastille Day. It will be held at
the Officers Mess starting at