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DOVER AFB. De. — For saving
the life of a flight engineer at Thule
AB. Greenland last July, M-Sgt.
Edwin Alexander, 31st Air Trans
port Sq. at Dover was awarded
the Soldier’s Medal.
The rescue took place beside a
C-124 which earlier had carried
Alexander and Dawson from Dov>
er. Both men were assisting In
the refueling of the plane, sched
uled to leave Thule later in the
Alexander, standing beside the
fuel hose and nozzle attachment
beneath the craft, was watching
the hose connection. Dawson was
at the flight engineer's panel inside
Suddenly the nozzle attachment
dropped from the fuel tank access.
Gasoline cascaded out of the hose
and onto the apron, thoroughly
drenching Alexander’s clothes.
He ran to one side of a huge
pool of gasoline formed on the
It spread quickly, and coming in
contact with the field refueling
. unit, it burst into a roaring infei^no.
George Air Base Is Getting F-lOODs
GEORGE AFB, Calif. - 'The
413th Fighter - Day Gp., command
ed by Col. Gordon F. Blood, began
receiving F-lOODs from the North
American Aviation Company this
The first three planes were flown
in by Capt. Vernon Wright, Ran
dall Stephans and Devem Gardner.
Each or the three tactical squad
rons were assigned an F-IOOD.
The F-IOOD Is basically the
same as Its predecessors but an
automatic pilot and landing flaps
have been added.
Previously the pilot had to be
at all times iri manual control o#
the aircraft while navigating and
doing other things. Fighter pilots
ment is more important to the pilot
have said that autopilot equip-
flying alone, than to the bomber or
transport pilot who has other crew
men to help with many details.
WELCOME AIR FORCE FAMILIES
Ladles will especially be inferested in our array of
sirilcing head wear. Smart hats reflecting Spring's
NEW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT — This is Goldsboro’s new municipal privately owned. The 60 by 80 foot hangar is used for storage of air-
airport which opened the first of this month. On the left and right craft and equipment.
are training planes for flight instructions. Others in the picture are (News-Argus photo).
Also Custom Made Hats
AFTER EASTER SALE
A Hunting Clan aircraft now op
erates as a flying zoo to bring
animals and birds from Rhodesia.
Africa 1o'London zoo?.
A WARM WELCOME
TO ALL PERSONNEL OF
WELCOME AIR FORCE
You, Your Family And Friends Will Enjoy
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Model Drive - In Theatre
Municipal Airport Opens
To Serve Goldsboro Area
^ Reactivation at Seymour John
son Air Force Base brought the
need to seek a new location for a
municipal airport by the City of
Money for the purchase of a site
and construction of a runway,
hangar and other facilities came
through the sale of old barracks at
the base. The barracks were given
the city by the Civil Aeronautics
Administration with the stipulation
that they w'ould be sold and the
money used for the construction
.and-maintenance of a new municl-
Some $51,000 was realized from
'the sale and after careful study a
site was selected about six miles
west of the city limits and just
nbrth of U. S. 70. The site was pur
chased in November 1953 from H.
T. Lane for $10,500.
, Contract for the construction of a
runway 300 feet wide and 2,500 feet
long was let in 1954 under a con
tract of about $11,000 and construc
tion of the runway was completed
early in 195^.
Heavy rains which accompahled
Hurricane Hazel in October 1955
caused a delay In final approval of
the field by CAA.
Repairs to the runway, addition
al drainage, grading of the hangar
site, parking area and an entrance
road were completed late last year
at a cost of approximately $5,000.
Contract for construction of a
prefabricated hangar was let late
last summer but construction-“trSs-
help up by the steel shortage. The
hangar, a 60 by 80 foot structure,
was completed last month at a
cost of $21,000, practically exhaust
ing what was left of the $51,000,
which was set aside for airport
Negotiation for an operator for'
the airport were completed the:
first of this month and on April
1, the Board of Aldermen approved
a contract leasing the airport and
its facilities to Rocky Mount Air
Operations began that day when
the Rocky Mount firm transferred
aircraft from a flight school in
-Kinston to the new airport here.
The entire Kinston operations
have been moved to Goldsboro.
James Baines of Bailey has been
named manager of the airport by
Rocky Mount Air Service. A vet
eran of four years in the Air Force.
Baines is a licensed flight instruc
tor. Additional instructors are a-
vailable at Rocky Mount and
Roanoke Rapids when needed.
The local field is operated un
der the name of Goldsboro Air
Service. Available for flight train
ing at the airport is a Piper Su
percruiser and two Aeronca Cham-
ion two - place trainers. Four-
place Cessna aircraft are available
from Rocky'Mount for cross-coun
try charter trips.
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-Next to Paramount Theatre
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