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Vol. 1 No. 46
SEYMOUR JOHNSON HELD, N. C.
October, 30, 1943
HALLOWE’EN ... Gl STYLE;
Fbsl Sergecnt MttMn A. Blieh« of Ow 7SUt T. S. S.. U a plonty mad non-com as
he sits up there in bis lealy perch, the Yictim of practical Halloween Jokesters In his
squadron. Seems that the lads, who used to take their neighbors' gates and throw them
on garoge^roofs in civilian life, hove now graduated into the GI method of celebrating
the spooky holiday. They toss kirtt Sgts. up in treesi (Ed's Note:, Air-O-Mech's photog
helped Birch down, o disgruntled and broken man).
Fighter Group Trains
Navy .Day, this Wednesday, is
a day set aside to the honor and
memory of the United States
This year, it marks the end of
almost two years of the most
bitter, hard-fought naval war
this country has ever engaged
In. Nearly 100 of our ships have
been sunk, and close to 20.000
Navy men are dead or missing.
In these past 22 months of war,
our Navy losses have been
greater than in all our previous
Navy Day this year should be
a day of tribute, then, to. the
men of Its services who have
fought hard and well in the de
fense of our American Ideals.
We think of this war in terms of
Guadalcanal swamps, and the
blazing wasteland of Tunisia.
But Midway, Coral Sea, the Solo •
mons and the thousands of aerial
engagements in plane-streaked
skies over the Pacific bear tes
timony to the importanoe of our
In no major engagement to
date have odds been In our favor.
?et. with few exceptions, we have
conquered m the sea. this year’s
Navy Day is a day for (me toast
... to ^e men who fight their
country's battles in the kmeiy.
cramped quarters of submarine
and cruiser alike. . . . “Well
Those fast, bullet-like P-47
Thunderbolt fighters now knifing
the skies over Seymour Johnsoo
'Field have a story an their own.
a story that, up till now, has been
But, this week, word came that
the lid was off. The speedy craft
are assigned to a PlghtM* group
for training P-47 pilots right here
on the'field. Under tttf command
of Lt. Col. William 8. Steele, the
fliers will receive instruction
from veteran airmen, many
freshly rettnmed. from combat
zones ranging from the Aleutians
to the Mediterranean.
Instruction, according to Col
onel Steele, covers regulation
filing, preliminary formation fly
ing, scouting, and combat train
ing in the high-altitude Republic
Colonel Steele, who was sta-
Umed at Wheeler Field In
Hawaii when the Japs struck at
Peart Harbor, transferred with
his Fighter Group fttnn their
former headquarters at Westover
Field. Massachusetts. He was
sent there from Hawaii in Mar^
of this year and joined the New
York ^bter Wing, taking com
mand of the outfit in June.
Write, Produce Show!
Quarantine New Arrivals
To Stop Spread of Colds
i Release Data
I On Explosive
.50 Cal. Bullets
Spearheaded by fast-moving tazik
ventatlve measures designed
halt Jie spread of colds and other when coughing or sneezing,
epidenxlc diseases caused by. All organization Commanders
rRanging weatber has been insU- have been made responaible for
tuted liera at Seymour Johnson carrying out the following meas-
Pleld. it was announced this week, urea, and enlisted men on me field
AU enlisted mer arriving on the may expect action where needed
field, a newly issued memorandum 8hor;.y: (1) separatlao of beds as
aUted. WIU be placed under a
14-day working quarantine which
may be extended as deemed I
necessary by the Post Surgeon. '
^^lle in quarantine, newly ar
rived m'en will be quartered 1 n
separate barracks and will not be.
allowed to attend soeb places as I
the Post Theatres or Exchanges. [
hi addition, such men will at-1
tend separate mess in their own'
formations and wUl remain segre
gated vhlle in the Mess Balls. . ^ •
Upon inspection at the proper imlts and mobile armored column^
dispensary, men under quarantine Red Army Troops plunged through
will be removed from it. If their,the wide steppes of Western
physical condition warrants such Ukraine last night and this mom-
.tcUon. If any men shenv symptoms’ing to roll back the Nazi troops
of upper respiratory diseases to within 60 miles ot Perekop, last
■colds,-influenza, grippe., they escape door open to German Ori-
wlU be subject to a further exam- mean divisions,
tnation and wlU be hospitalized I Meanwhl'e. from Allied Bead-
wbenever necessary. '
New arrivals under «us resinc-, i shlcM
sss. ChS: .STS
long ss thw Rommel's conununiesUw
^***"^^110^ slong the snclent Applan Wsy
bMn brousht to th* ottenHcm ot ^
peroonoel oo tlir Held. They »«:
(’ Avoid ciowde, (2) oboerve the dUpetoh sold.
•trict peraoDsl hygiene, (2) svold | In Tugoslavis, reports from 1^-
Unnecessary exposure, chilling and!don indicated, native Partisan
fatlinie. (4) ample ventilaton, (5) ’ forces under Joslp Bros (Tito) have
, Produced, directed, written, and also welcome, according to Miss
'acted tv servicemen’s wives from Ruth Bommsnn, U. B. O.. rep-
tbe field, s new variety show Is resentatlve in c^rge of the re
now in produetton at the U. 8. O. vue.
in Ooluboro. Tentatively titled , —
I “Anything For The Boys,” the' ,
'show will be a series of skits andi
acts concerning soldier-wife scUvl-l
ties In and around the Field and
Pfc. Gordon Peck, who has ,
long clvUlsn record of theatrical ^
work with such Important names
as Katherine Cornell and Eva Le>
OaUienne, will direct the show with
Mrs. Betty Buth assisting. A k»ew explosive .60 calibre air-
’■ being collected from various, i . .
tSa^aad put together by now to use on both
.ping quarters. Malcom Sills. jE vopean and Pacific fronts, was
(3) bead-to-foot sleeping, (4) ade- AU wives of servicemen who feel di^oeed last week by the War
quate clothing and bedding. (6) *he that they have any talents to offer lv«epa'‘tment. Hinted at m war-front
avoidance of crowding in day- are Invited to attend and helf with dispatches for some time now, the
rooms other gathering places, the rehearsals which are set for the new ammunition has been tak-
(6) the discouraging of in^viduals the near future at the U. 8. O. |en out of the "hush-hush’’ cate-
with colds from attending Post Clubhouse to town. OI’s who want,gory and described by General H.
gatherings. to aid Yrtth production details axe b. Arnold as “The outstanding
smaU arms development for use
Self-sealing gas tanks, reports
stated, made me new proJectUes
necessary. The new incendiaries
penelrate aelf-sealtog tanks, pass
into the center, and then explode
4be fuel. They are reported t o
a: read a sheet of fire may feet
L- diameter which causes enemy
planes to burst into flames at im
A sweeping program of pre-; report to dispensary at first sign far as space will permit, (3) pron- writers and put together by Mta.
sntatlve measures designed to of cold, (6) cover mouth and nose er ventilation of sleeping quarters. Malcom Sills.
Nazis Cornered in Crimea; Navy
Shells Rommel; Take Two Islands
armies occupying their country.
lightning-daat swoop, guer
rilla bands succeeded to cutting
the important Zagreb-Belgrade
railway to more than 130 posl-
ttons along a 40-roUe stretch Just
east of Zagreb.
. News from me Southwest Paclf-
M J**S**“*J‘ .hi iquarters in Algiers, word came that ic area this momlng was equaUy
' American ships of the U. 8. Navy joyfuL Warzhipe planes, and
troops of Admiral Wiuiam P. Hal
sey have stormed Treasury Is
land. M miles south ot Bougan-
vine in me Solomons group. BCade
up of twa separate island reefs.
Mono and Stirling, the Treasury
group was taken under cover of a
jelttng raid by American bombers,
dayll^ appeared after an
struck one of melr most effec-iairtields. American and New Zea-
iive blows against me German
land troops ixtoved off big ships | The flame buma at blast furnace
temperature and armor plate,
w'olch would be uaed to atop them
If too heavy for aircraft.
A itovel use ot them was dem
onstrated to a recent attack by
AAP pilots on a Japaitese freight
er. The flyers zoomed to low over
tr ship, dropped their auxiliary
c, } tanlu on Its deck, aitd thM
fl^ back over the vessel and ms-
vitia nvTf lav wnsi n Chine-gunned the spilled fuel into
THB civnoAN WOBLD ^ flame. The frel^ter was
Mrs E, J. Grady, of the Great loft ahaze from stem to stem.
_ Pactorlea manufacturing the
U». landing barges and swarmed
over the beachhead. Overheaa
swarms of fighter planes roamed
unchallenged by Jap (^position.
After overcoming scattered mortar
Are, troops pushed me Jap troops
back into inland hills where mop-
plng-up operations are now prt^
gresstog. it was announced.
all-nigbt aedal attack cn enemy swl^. (C8)
Falls, Montana, G'lmdya. came
home the omer night and was
pleasantly surprised to find 60
red ration points lying on her kit
chen table. Pussled, she looked in
the icebox and found that three
thick, luscious steaks bad bees
heretofore secret “blue-goose" bul
lets were under strict military
guard. Employees were maintained
m a separate area and the am
munition Itself was tested in eon-
ceiled, underground rangee- ne
vlBitora allowed. (Anny Tlmee)
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