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Vol. 1 No. 37
SEYMOUR JOHNSON nELD, N. C.
August 28, 1943
In A eweeplnf re - orgenlfAtton,
the Tecimlc&l TrnlnlD^ Command
WM atrevnllned into « more ef*
fectlve unit last week, with the in
corporation of manor of the old
Diatrlcla Into three Conunaoda, un
der Major Oeneral Barton K.
Yount, recently am>olnted Oom-
mandlngr Oeneral of the AAP*rO.
Significant waa the re - grouping
of the old First, Fifth, and por
tions of the Third Dletrlcte into
one unit known as the Eastern
Technical Training Command
with Major Oeneral Jacob E. Flc-
kel commanding from headquar
ters at Greensboro, North Carolina.
. Paralleling this shift was the
formation of two other Commands
based on geographical considera
tions. Central Command, un
der Major Oeneral Frederick L.
Martin, operates from Bt. X^uls,
Missouri, while the Western Com
mand, with headquarters at Den
ver, Colorado, Is i^er Major Oen-
erl John F. Curry.
A functional grouping of activi
ties, designed to effect closer co
ordination between flying training
and technical training commanders
was ttie aim thlg re • organiza
tion, It was stated by officials of
tbe Eastern Technical Training
Three flsdog training centers
have also been redesignated 1 n
accord with this policy. Th» are:
Eastern. Major Oeneral Thomas
J. Hanley commanding from Max
well Field, Alabama: Central, Ma
jor General Gerald C. Brant com
manding from Randolph Field, Tex
as: and Western, with Major Oen
eral Ralph Cousins commanding
from Santa Ana, California.
Now the largest single command
In the entire Army with bear
ters outside Washtngtoh. tbe
Air Forces Training Command op
erates a nation - wide network of
flying and technical schools as well
as ba^ training centers. Its re-
spooslblllty Is for the training of all
Included under its Jurisdiction Is
the training of both officers and
inu«tort men for such Jobs as pi
lots, bombardiers, navlgatora, aer
ial gunners, and W other types
of maintenance and air combat
crew Some of the
varied J^ include weather, sta-
ttsttcal, armament, communica
tions. photo laboratory, air
plane mechanics, machinists, par
achute riggers, bombsight main
tenance men. welders Mwet metal
workers, teletype operators admin
istrative and technical clerks, gli
der mcchaidca, and power turret;
Johnson Field Jumps Gun
In Third War Loan Drive
The President of the United States has set September 9th os the opening of the third War Loon Drive. Here ot Sey
mour Johnson' Field the drive will open August Slst.
The reason for this early opening is obvious, so we will not waste print telling you.
It is your duty and the Commanding Officer's desire that all personnel of Jol^son Field, Officers. Enlisted men and
T^ivilions support this drive to the limit.
Tbe campaign wlU follow along
these lines: Bach organization on
the field will be given a quota,
which they will do eveirthlng in
tbetr power to meet ,
Tbe sale of bonds will be on a
strict cash and carry basis. Noth
ing lower than tSS bonds will be
sold. You pay your cash, your ap
plication be made out, ntshed
to the Finance Office where your
bond will be made out and de
livered back to you within
Every man In every organization
must support this campaign In or
der that the field meet Its quota of
To mark the progress of the
drive which will last for the entire
month of September a “selling the
flag" chart will be kept. An out
line of “Old Glory will be made
and erected In front of Post Head
quarters. Each will have a star
signifying its Individual quota;
when the quqja has been met tbe
star will be painted in. Should the
organisation top its quota, the ex
cess will be shown by the red and
white stripes. When the field quo
ta of $100,000.00 has been reaped
the flag will be complete.
Froih time to time It is contem-
listed to have Bond Dances, ral-
les and parades.
In order for this campaign to be
a success it must have the coopera
tion of each and every member of
Seymour Johnson Field.
DON’T BE THE ONE WHO
MAKES rr FAIL.
It Is tbe duty of every man In
tbe Armed Forces ss well as cl-
vlUsuis to buy bonds.
It U not enough that you are
giving your time and effort you
must add to that a good share of
grour money If you wish to say
“I am doing my share”
There are few thingn which _
soldier actually needs and luxuries
must be forgotten, especially dur
ing the Month of September.
It Is a prtvllwe to buy bonds.
You are merely loanlDg your mon-
Lt Col Wood ^ Interest.
For Aviation Cadets
Twelve 1st Lts.
Rank of Col.
for flyers. It wss announced s few
weeks ago. Hearing, si^t, depth-
perception, and educational back-
Seven Oaptains were promoted
to the rank of Major, and twelve' ^
First Lieutenants were promoted'^y builds air fleet
to OapUln at Seymour Johnson complete domination
Field, the War Department a n- combat theatre,
nounced last week.
Promoted from Captain to Ma
jor were: Peter O. Miller, &-3 Of-
in charge of MlUtaiy Tram-
tng, Paul C. XJhlanhop, Quarter-
.aster Offlw. Joseph E. Lewla.
'.>hn T. Nos^ Join P. Schoent-
, Walter s. Carter, and John
Moving from First Lieutenant to
Captain were: Theodore J. Henry,
James 8. Rhodes, James E. Smlth-
•rman, Jr., Walter A. Stark, Dick-
aoo 6. Stauffer Jr., Harrison D.
Watts Jr., George E. Bagwell. Jr.,
Paul P. Byrne, Alexander M.
Kni4>p. Webeter 8. Rhodes Jr.,
James A. Rumbough, and William
Ooldbrlcklag la tbe art of Indus
triously doing »»«*«*"g to tbe point
of exhsustioQ. trying to appear do
Ptwslcal and mental require-, the procedure has been sfinpUfled
ments for Aviation Cadet Training,and the time between actual ap- tor of Training on the field, was
have been lowered in an effort to | plication and tbe start of basic promoted to the rank of Colonel
supply the ever-Increaslng demand training has beat cut to a mini- hmt week. Colonri Wood, a ***iftf
mum. Enlisted men 18 to $6 years -tint a
oi age are eligible for Aviation graduate of Kelly and
Cadet training, as In the past, but
^ provisions have now bem made
ground tests are now altered to'lo ground officers below the rank
«lmlt . iMier number ol men ln«o!S'2|S‘*S,SL“S'
Ihl. Add. « the AAF «rl,ing
an even more mcoeeeful war^b
evew pK-a •pP^IWf “‘IS- Held., Colonel Wood
ijig meet standards will,'
War Is an expensive business.
The more money that pourg Into
the war tbe fewer lives will be lost.
We are entering Into the InvsalOD
iriiase of tbe war vlilch is tbe
most expensive phase. It must be
backed up with every dollar we
U. Colonel Clair L. Wood. DIrec- ™-
Randolph Fields, came here from
Chanute Field, Illinois, when
for Seymour Johnson Field were
still In tbe blueprint stage.
After completing his aviatlm
training at Kelly
Ol’s with a yen for writing playa
and skits will have an opportunity
to get cash for ttieir work and a
and Randolph cffck at eevml poeUwar
I coUegea In tbe
...p „*** seveTai country. The National Theatre Con-
If they chooee, return to their orig- F®*” Crlasy and March ference, an organisation devoted to
Former eyesight requirements of Unl assignments ifields In California and then came'proin®U>ig American drama, an-
ao-ao vision in both eyes has been, goeeiM Tr&iiune nnit* QrMiu*ei!i*® Chanute where be took the!“0““ced week tbe start of its
cbsnged to admit soldiers course in Engineering Maintenance, ipbiywrltlng contest open to all men
eyes can be corrected from e nroBnective cademl^*^* Chanute. be was made,“«* women In the armed servloea
maximum of aO-30 to tbe previously |Jg-^J*®5mes'^i?navllrati^mI'*^*®> ^ ^ Training School and ’Pacing no UmlUtions on subject
set standard Hiring e^ty. ence|^«^J £id^?ioSw ^ csS^itv for
pegged at ao-ao for each ear, now years before coming to Seymour Conference said, however, that
allows 15-30 In one ear if the other. pMtS-e^S^ln'rSwd tliSJ ^©hn as a membw of theSSS-lortgl^ ma^ripts to We
te up to par. Allowable «to^oo SJtotog^ «*^P started tbe cA. S, prefe^ed.
the AAF depth-perception test has w mw acmai uigoi vraumg. cniftn^i h.. awards wlU be made by a
also been Ifacreased and tbe okll ““ce the puiw of the wflJ-known playwrlghu
blood pressure testing method has riaadards is to widen tbe sources,Off«» in tbeim^jj critics.
been eliminated completely. !£«>“ Which AvUtlon Cadets «»y.telt£^2l Manuscripts must be received
.total p.r«pllon «ul powem C .St S ?« ^ 1,_^
loglTto Sw ^
tralnl^ are now urged to re-aiq>l;
an extensive educatkm, and men- - .
tal t«L« now seek to find the ap&ei 1?^ chance of mi
with which a man can leraeo al**** “e grade,
situation and make a correct mu- '
““e over-^ Then tbere’a the “overeeas” guy.
requirements stm apply, but they j^et's go -over see” If BUI has
have been eased up aU&Uy. • ^ " mn naa
tog the interim when General Wal-;^ ™
ter Reed left that noei arui
It and Colmiel
Smith took over
A native of Liberal, Kansas, Col
onel Wood is a graduate of Kansas
University, and held a commission
to tbe Air Corps Reserve prior to
Money. Let’s go “over tee” It welhis «»pt toe avlattoa train-
In order to encourage enlistment, 'can crash tbe mess Raij, ing-
wrltliv Contest, National Theatre
Conference. Weatom University.
And shame on the soldier who
dreamed about bis ^1 friend, then
wrote her to say, tf abe was that
kind ot a girt be was through with
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