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BU Vol. 3—No. 47 U. S. NAVY PRE-FLIGHT SCHOOL, CHAPEL HILL, N. C. Friday, August 10, 1945 Six Officers Arrive While Seven Leave During Past Week Changes in officer personnel during the past week included six arrivals and seven detach ments. Those reporting here for duty are Lt. Comdr. Carl H. Senter, from Georgia Pre-Flight, as signed to navigation; Lt. Comdr. E. E. Brunson, from Air Group 98, who will serve as officer-in- charge, military track; Lieut. D. W. Christiansen, from NATTC, Jacksonville, Fla., as signed to the Military Depart ment; Lieut. H. J. Franklin, from NAS, Dallas, Tex., as signed to aerology, and two Navy nurses, Lt. (jg) Janea E. Wiley, from overseas, and Ens. Mary E. Zohn, from Naval Hos pital, Portsmouth. Those detached were Lieut. John J. Craighead and Lieut. F. C. Craighead, Jr., assistants in the survival program; Lieut. Wilmer F. Bennett, navigation training officer; Lieut. George F. Horner, English training officer for the French cadets; Lieut. Robert J. Keefe, insurance offi cer; Lieut. George F. Fusco, bat talion officer, and Lieut. Edwin H. Staehling, engines training officer. I 15,000 Magazines Weekly Naval personnel on board ship and at shore stations out side the United States are re ceiving each week 15,000 copies of America’s favorite magazines. TO ENTERTAIN TONIGHT—High on the list of talent that will entertain at the all-station Happy Hour at Emerson Field tonight are the five cadets and civil service employee shown above. Top left in the usual order are Moffat G. Sherard, 68th Battalion, Miss Vee Yates, of the disbursing office, and Wirt H. Hamilton, 68th Battalion. Above on the right is singer Leonard H. Graves, of the 68th, while rehearsing their act below are French Cadets Cloude Girard, from Paris, at the piano, and French Cadet Yves Matte, from Algiers, exercising his vocals. Ex-Cadet Survives In Jungle Add to the now almost end less list of naval aviators who owe their lives to superb physi cal conditioning the name of Lt. (jg) Robert J. Graham, Ard more, Pa., who was in training here with the 14th Battalion late in 1942. The stirring story of his forced landing on a rice paddy and of a 179-day battle for sur vival in the wilds of Borneo was related in an Associated Press dispatch from Fleet Air Wing Headquarters in the Philippmes last week. To quote: . . “Some fliers are superstitious about that last mission, the one that releases them for home and rest. They fear something may happen, just as it did in the case of Lt. (jg) Robert J. Graham and his Navy Liberator crew. “The mission was their 62nd —and last—when they took off for a Borneo snooper raid. It would be ‘San Francisco, here we come!’ when—and if?—they returned. “In this case, the bugaboo ‘if?’ intervened. Only four of the 10 strong young fliers came back £nd that after wandering through Borneo’s wilds as hunt ed men—sick, half-starved, and always in danger of capture by the ruthless Japanese. Three re turned together, 179 days after the mission’s start. They had been listed as missing and pre sumed by their friends to be dead. Among them was Gra ham. . . . “One of the crew was killed in aerial combat before the Lib erator was forced down and five others were captured and exe cuted by the Japanese. . . . Attacked by Fighters “The trouble began when four Japanese fighters tackled the Liberator near Bruei Bay. One fighter was shot down but two of the bomber’s engines were knocked out and the plane made a crash landing. “The bomber bellied along on a rice paddy and mud gushed in, filling the plane. The nine live crewmen couldn’t find their (Continued on Page 3) All-Station Show Planned for 1900 Today at Emerson All personnel of this station and their families are invited to the Variety Show that is being sponsored this evening by the Welfare and Recreation office at Emerson field starting at 1900. The show, made up of local talent, will have as master of ceremonies, Cadet A J Per- bohner of the 69th Battalion. Music will be furnished by the Pre-Flight Cloudbuster Swing Band with a special quartet fea turing band members Finley Reeves, Chapman, and Moore. ’ A black-face minstrel number will be presented by Cadets W. H. Hamilton and M G Sherard of the 68th Battalion’. Cadet L. H. Graves, also o£ the 68th, will sing on the program. A group of cadets under Lt. Comdr. Charles J. Keeney will present a trampoline specialty act featuring 20 minutes of tum bling and acrobatics. Representing the French group here, Y. Matte and C Girard will give a song and piano comedy number in French. In the event of rain, the pro gram will be held in the Me morial Hall auditorium. Outdoor Cadet Dance Planned for Aug. 18 The second regimental out door dance of the season will be sponsored by the Welfare and Recreation Office on the basket ball courts in back of Navy Hall on Saturday, Aug. 18. Dancing to the music of the Cloudbuster swing band will start at 2100 and end at 2400 Refreshments will be served as usual during the evening. New Navy Weekly A new Navy weekly has just been authorized by the Secre tary of the Navy. Tentative plans call for a 32-page maga zine in two colors, with eye-wit ness stories, news, humor, fic tion, pin-ups, pictures, sports cartoons, and “gripe” columns. The as yet unnamed weekly wili be staffed by professionally qualified personnel and will be printed in the U. S. for distribu tion to the entire Navy. —Buy More War Bonds-^

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