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Friday, September 7, 1945
Vol. 3—No. 50 Friday, September 7, 1945
The Cloudbuster is published weekly under supervision of
the Public Information Office, U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School,
Chapel Hill, N. C., a unit of the Naval Air Primary Train
ing Command. It is published with nonappropriated Welfare
Funds at no cost to the government, and in compliance with
Secretary of the Navy direaive 45-526 dated 28 May 1945.
It is printed commercially at Durham, N. C.
The Cloudbuster receives Camp Newspaper Service ma
terial. Republication of credited matter prohibited without
permission of CNS, War Department, 205 E. 42nd St.,
N. Y. C.
The Cloudbuster is a member of SEA (Ship’s Editorial
Association). Republication of credited material prohibited
without permission of SEA.
CoMDR. James P. Raugh, USNR
Lieut. Comdr. Norman Loader, USNR
Lieut. Leonard Eiserer, USNR
Public Information Officer
Lieut, (jg) Edwin W. Polk, USNR
Harold Hanson, Sp(P)2c
The Lighter Side...
Pvt; “Do I gotta eat this egg, Sarge?”
Sarge: “Yer doggone right.”
Pvt: “The beak, too?”
/it * *
Hortense says her new boy friend is tall,
dark and hands.
And then there’s the one about the bash
ful girl who worked all her crossword puz
zles vertically so she wouldn’t have to come
* * ♦
Rastus: “We catched one of the boys wid
Sambo: “You should have ostracized
Rastus: “Dat’s what I wanted to do, but
I didn’t hab my razor wid me!”
Mrs. Jones: “Now Junior, eat your din
ner like a sailor.”
Junior: “Okay, pass the 4(ffl& chow.”
si! * *
A farmer, noticing the hired man with
a lantern, asked where he was going.
“Courtin?—with a lantern? I never took
one when I was courtin!
“Yeah . . . and look what you got!”
* * If:
It’s remarkable what some girls can get
by with and still keep their amateur stand
* * *
“Why do they always make us undress
when we go on sick call?”
“Beats me” said a naked bystander. “I
just came in to check the fire extinguish
Naval Aviation Progress
Described by Mr. Gates
The true measure of Naval Aviation is
not what it has but what it does, Under Sec
retary of the Navy Artemus L. Gates de
clared on the 32nd anniversary of Naval
Aviation last week.
“In its first combat action,” he stated,
“Naval aviation served one and only one
purpose—reconnaissance. That was in
April, 1914, at Vera Cruz when Lt. (now
Vice Admiral) Bellinger made scouting
flights over the trenches for 43 consecutive
days. Incidentally on one of these flights
his plane was hit by rifle bullets and he
thereby became the first Naval aviator to
fly against enemy fire.
“In the first World War, Naval Aviation
added to its original purpose five more. It
provided anti-submarine patrol and sank or
damaged some 18 U-boats. It sought out
and destroyed floating mines. It provided
escort protection to coastal shipping. Navy
and Marine pilots flew bombing planes be
hind the German lines. And I had the per
sonal satisfaction of participating in what
I believe was one of the first examples of
air-sea rescue. . . .
“When Pearl Harbor plunged us into
World War II, the Navy had some 6,000
planes, a slightly greater number of trained
pilots and seven carriers. With the victory
over Japan, we had more than 37,000
planes, 55,000 pilots and about 100 carriers.
But again the total figures do not tell the
whole story. Again we must consider not
just what we have but what we can do to
see the picture clearly. . . .
“The naval air transport idea, just being
tested in 1919, blossomed into the NATS
organization of today, flying the airways
of the world with millions of ton-miles each
month. . . .
“Shore and tender based squadrons de
veloped outstanding services in the search
and patrol of vast areas of sea and land,
in attacks on enemy shipping and other tar
gets of opportunity, and participating in
the application of naval blockades.
“Specialized activities too numerous to
mention here have carried on photographic
reconnaissance, artillery spotting for the
guns of the Fleet and ashore, air-sea rescue
of remarkable proficiency and the mercy
work of evacuating the wounded.
“But the full flower of what Naval Avia
tion could and did do, the measure of its
full partnership in the air-sea power that
contributed so vitally to victory, was the
development of carrier aviation, started be
tween the two wars and carried so magnifi
cently and gallantly to fruition in our
mighty carrier task forces.”
"Glad I'm buying bonds. I just decided to ao back to school!"
Navy Bond Program
To Continue Postwar
The surrender of Japan marked the end
of the “war” phase of the Navy bond pro
gram and the final chapter of a wartime
bond history that during more than three
years and eight months saw Navy person
nel, both uniformed and civilian, accumu
late approximately one billion, 400 million
dollars of personal savings through bonds.
A large portion of these savings pre
sumably will go back with many of the
personnel into civilian postwar life, con
stituting an immense backlog of potential
purchasing power, and guaranteeing in
most instances a certain degree of im
munity from financial embarrassment.
So successful has been the wartime
phase of the bond program that its con
tinuance is assured as a peacetime bond
program, since the Navy believes that the
lessons of thrift, learned while the nation
was at war, will still serve the best inter
ests of its personnel.
This policy applies not only to the Navy’s
civilians in shipyards and other shore ac
tivities, who will save a portion of their
pay through bond purchases under the pay
roll savings plan, but also to uniformed
personnel, who by allotments will continue
to salt away part of their pay in bonds.
The Navy’s payroll savings plan was the
first such plan authorized for government
civilian personnel, and it is anticipated
that it will function with notable effect
among Navy civilians as long as payroll
savings are part of government economy.
It is also expected that thousands of uni
formed personnel, when released from
naval service to return to civilian jobs,
will transfer their habit of saving through
allotments to saving through the payroll
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