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March 13, 1943, edition 1 /
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VoluBtt 1 No. 10
SRUOQB JOBBOl FJSU), H. C.
MUCH 13, 19iO
JOHNSON FIELD TO HAVE BLACKOUT MAR. 18
THREE NEW SCHOOL
AT THIS POST
AetivotiMi of throo now t«chni>
enl school groups st soywour Johm
Field hss been ennouneed In Geneml
The three new orgsnisstioos ere
designated as the 9th 10th and llih
Technical School groups.
The new groups are not neeeas^
arily aade up of "new" personnel*
but are mostly a reorganisation of
present units in order to effect a
The 9th. Technical School Groap
is composed of ^e 36th* 791ot« and
796th Technical School Squadrons,110
10th Technical School Group has thm
79Srd* 794th and 797th School Sqds.
irtille the 11th group is made up of
the 799th, BOlst and AOSnd sohbols.
The 79Sth, 7ydth md 800th sqdh
haea been assigned to Basic Train*
Ing Center no. ll(ProT} established
See "Activated," Page 3
Theatrt 1 His Niw
A change In the schedule of
movies shown at Theatre Ho. 2 went
into effect last week, Lt. D.W. Mo*
Craeken Thaatre Officer, aimouneed.
There are now three movies
shown daily at Theatre No. 2 *
1230* 1830 and 2030.
The schedule at Theatre He. 1
remains the sane* with movies show*
tng at 0900, 1300 1830 and 2046.
The schedules will be ehanged
from time to time, the theatre Off*
ear said because of training films
and to accommodate the greatest per
centage of men as ehaages oeeurr in
Fellas with Veronica Lain hek^
doo8 will have to surrender their
locks to the post barbers vdio have
been Instructed by Post Headquarters
to give only G.l. haircuts.
Curly* greaeed*-\9 Pete* and
many others will have to abide by
fflUitary rules and regulations in
accordantt with this order.
Don't feel to bad fellows* for
your Information* Veronica Lake did
away with her golden locks which
earned her thouaanda of doUara* so
what have you got to lose--■besides
you don't have time to play peek-a-
FteU Defense Coordinator
*The tine for playing at war has passed** declared Cepteln D. D.
Thorpe, iTefenee Coordinator for Seymour Jchnson Fleld.when interviewed
on the subject of Hitler's announcenent of Reprisal Raids on American
cities. Capt. Thorpe Is shown above explaining to I^Sgt. Scoggins the
procedure to be followed during the blackout eohedulad to be held at
this Post Thursday, March 10.
Id Cron CoHuts
SMM li Two Wiikt;
Driwi Elds Mini 91
With the Red Cross Fund Drive
hitting hard at a predicted $10*000
goal* the total aoouxit thus far do
nated has been reported to be ^out
The Slogan "Give Double" has
been adopted with sudceeefUl report
to making it true.
Fir Chief Thosiae Jonea of Jbhm
eon field* stated that every fire
house on the poet sports a Red Crea
and that every man in the fire de|H
artment has contributed a gracious
Red Cross Her Fund Drive
I to a close on the 31st of
nOLVE OFFICE PROUOTS)
Promotions of 12 Seymour John*
son Field officers were announced
this week by the War Department.
Advnneed from mak of firet
lieutarant to captain were John S.
Urban and Devld A. Saperstone.
Lieutenants Dele W. Dawson,
Thornes Theodore McHelr* Whitney W.
Jemieson, Arthur R. Kohn* Jr., Al*
fred A. Linn* Merlea J. Blake* Lee*
lie H. Jenson* Daniel 0. Reed*
Philip Rieger and Slyman K. Tarid.
Fred W«h« Ts Nem
■r Mhn FfcU
Fred Waring and hia Pennaylvaiw
Ians will honor Johnaon ^eld in
April on a "Victory Tune" program*
ever a coa8t*te*eeaat radio hook-up,
the Special Service Offloe announc
ed this week.
All military peraonnel will
hava the opportuni^ of voting for
their favorite aonga to be played
during that program. The reaulte
will be tabulated* aent to Waring
who will arrange hia program around
the aonga you like beat.
Watch future eoplea of the AIR-
omRCR for further information.
RiaJ It ’i Weep
New regulations coming fromthe
General Mees Office stats that no
mixed uniforms will bs worn to chow
Only GI. ehoes and clotha will pass
throtigh ths linsa. Fallows irtio have
fancy airplanes and cartoons paint
ed on tbsir fatigue Jackets will bs
asked to remove them.
Soldiers must comm in formaticn
with thdir squadron on tlas*or have
s logical exeuso for not being on
time or in foimation.
If out of uniform the soldier
will be aent back to hia barracks
to change into correct uniform, in
other words*do not wear sn"oewrsea"
cap with a fatigue outfit* OD shirt
with fatigue pant8*or anything elae
in the earns category.
Tut Win Be Pirt
Of State-Wide DriH
la Home Defene
A Statewide blackout test will
be held on March IB* 1942. Seymour
./ohneon Field* headed by Captain D.
D. Thorpe* Defence Co—ordlnator,
will take part in this program to
help iron out the many violstiona
eofnaltted during the last drill.
The recent reids on Berlin
have brou^t forth many statsmenta
of Geman Reprisal Raids on Unriem
Cities. Hitler wants pictures of
burning buildings* tuiumngs Mty-
serappsrs and homelsea woman and
children. He wants to show his
psopls pictures that wouldn't bs to
the AmericsDFpeopls'e liking.
In a maber of montha now* ths
air raid and blackout praeties
drills havs se^ed to bs mors or
loss a J^e to tho civilian public
But for the officials in ehargs it
has provsd a hsad-aehs.
Rscant driUa over large areas
have Aown that America must now
get down to brass tadcs on ths sub
ject of Hom Dsfenos. Ooldsboro*and
Seymour Jdmson Field wars no oxeo-
ption ooneoming these flops that
See "Blackout,” Page 3.
BA'S Motet HOTICB ALL Alls
AIR-O-MBCH wiehes to make a
retraction of a statement maae in
the iesue of March 6* (Don't worry
you will be made ^1 righti)
To be promoted to corporal
immediately following his gradu
ation from eehool here* ths AM
must be going to a spoclalists
school and not to a factory school
0ns of the GI's in the 796th
felt certain that his fUrloo^ had
been too aich for him and that he
bad entered the pearly gates wImb
upon inquiring tbstnamis of his uih
known barrseks- matss hs found thsir ^
names to bs Jssus, lord aad Rsssiir-V'^^
We feel sure that •arroufk^' \ .
with 80 many good old HbUeaX 14 '7^^^
es this Gl is sure to go strain
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