North Carolina Newspapers

    Vol. 1—No. 25
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, March 13, 1943
March of Time in Action
THE FAMED CAMERA of the March of Time was focused on Pre-
Flight activities here during the past week by this movie crew of
five. The action camera of the well known monthly feature is cover
ing the local Pre-Flight program for a film on the wartime training
of American youth.
Four of the quintet shown are servicemen who will be sent to
combat areas of the world to make movies of actual battle scenes
soon as they learn the March of Time technique of doing things.
From left to right, the cameramen are Marine Private William Fitch,
Marine Private John Hofman, Navy Pho(M)3c Ed Meyers (behind
the camera), Army Air Force Sergeant Jack Steeley, and Phillipe
De Lacey, March of Time director in charge of the crew. A fifth
serviceman is with the crew but was doing darkroom work when this
picture was taken.
V-5 OflScers End Indoctrination Here
Thirty-three of the officers have
been assigned for duty at this sta-
AUiao Promotes
Lieutenants (jg)
And Ensigns
Twenty eight junior grade
lieutenants and 16 ensigns were
elevated to higher ranks during
the past week with issuance of
AlNav 37 by the Navy Depart
The much awaited for dispatch
gave temporary promotions, eifec-
tive March 1, to jg’s of the Line
^nd Staff who have been serving
that rank prior to June 16,
1942, and to ensigns who have been
on active duty continuously be
fore April 1, 1942.
The 28 Pre-Flight officers raised
to the rank of full lieutenant are:
Pierce 0. Brewer, head of pub
lic relations; Mai'ion R. Brownlee,
assistant, mass exercise; John
t>ickson, platoon officer; A1 Davis,
assistant, gym and tumbling; Wil
liam R. Emmerling, assistant
coach, hand-to-hand; Gerald R.
Ford, Jr., special details, military
depai-tment; Joseph A. Goeller,
battalion officer; Kenneth A.
Hashagen, assistant basketball
Coach; Frank J. Haggerty, bat
talion officer; Francis I. Holbrook,
platoon officer; John E. Hollis, of-
ficer-in-charge, military instruc
tion; Forest H. Kendall, platoon
officer; J, R. Kimbriel, battalion
officer; Harvey B. Kirkland, pla
toon officer;
Harry L. Lawrence, battalion
officer; Warren E. Lentz, assistant
Movie Schedule
Mar. 13—Free movie at Village
theatre, “Once Upon a Honey-
*^oon” with Ginger Rogers and
^ary Grant. Feature starts at
1330, 1536, 1930 and 2126. Com-
Plete show two hours, four min
Mar. 14—Free movie at Village
theatre, “Juke Girl” with Ann
^^eridan and Ronald Regan.
Complete show one hour, 58 min-
The eighth V-5 officer indoc
trination coui’se was concluded
here this week sending 195 newly
trained athletic coaches and aca
demic instructors to various Pre-
Flight Schools and naval bases
throughout the country.
Among the well known sports
figures who completed the course
and have been assigned elsewhere
Navy Hall Opens
As Recreation
Spot for Cadets
The new office building, which
was officially opened this past
week, will be known in the future
as “Navy Hall.”
Located adjacent to Stacy Dor
mitory and on Country Club Road,
this building is the headquarters
for the Office of Public Relations,
the Cloudbuster, and the Post
Office. Two large rooms on the
first floor are fitted out as a lounge,
meeting place, and recreation room
for the Cadets. There ai^e two
large fire places, and the rooms
are furnished with red, brown, and
green leather upholstered chairs
and divans. Table and floor lamps
are conveniently located. Writing
and game tables are part of the
Here the Cadets may meet their
friends and relatives, and relax in
a comfortable club-like atmos
phere. The stand of Colors of this
Naval Station are kept in the main
reception room, and directly in
front of the entrance is hung the
mural painting, created by Cadet
Gene Aiello of the Thirteenth Bat
talion, which typifies the physical
training program of the U. S.
Navy Pre-Flight Schools.
The building is now open for
Academic Hews
Instructors Commissioned
Three civilian instructors of the
academic department — Edward
Cameron, John Reynolds and J. G.
Wall—will enter the next indoc
trination course for new V-5 of
ficers beginning here March 18.
They will be ranked as lieutenants,
junior grade.
* *
New Course Added
Starting next Monday with the
18th Battalion, a new course en
titled “Principles of Flying” will
See ACADEMIC, page U •

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