WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
(ONE DAY NEARER VICTORY) THURSDAY, SEPT. 3
Launch Quintuplet Freighters for British
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record was broken when the Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corporation launched five 10,000-ton freight
ers at its basins at South Portland, Maine. The vessels were built for the British Ministry of Transport.
The ships are left to right: Ocean Traveller, Ocean Stranger, Ocean Wayfarer, Ocean Gallant, and
Ocean Seaman. They were built in horizontal positions in sunken basing and the launching was accom
plished by flooding the locks until the bay level was reached. This is a phonephoto.
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One of the canine mascots at ti e
Midland Flying School, in Tc-xa,
lias a "bombsiKht eye" that mafchrs
those acquired by caik'ts at the
school who use the secret U. S.
bombsight. "Bullseye," however,
came by his black eye naturally
while the flier, get tiieiri from
pressing aprainst the rubber-covt rid
finder on the bombing instrument.
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At their modest Brooklyn, N. Y. home, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Levin,
i-arents of Meyer Levin, the bombardier who flew with Capt. Colin Kelly
und dropped the "eggs" that sank the Jap battleship Haruna, look
I roudly at a photo of their son. It has just been revealed that he scored
"a beautiful hit" on a big Jap ship during the Coral Sea Battle.
New Middle East Commanders
First Inspection for WAACS
Led Raid Over Rouen
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Aviation cadet bombadier Ralph L.
Swearingen (right), received the
urprise of his life when he report
ed to the director of military train
ing at Ellington Field, Tex., who
proved to be none other than his
father, Lieut. Sam C Swearingen.
Father and son threw their arms
bout each other as yon see in the
picture. Cadet Swearingen knew
his dad had been commissioned but
didn't know where he was stationed.
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Cen. Sir fl. ft. U G. Alexander, who replaced Gen. AacWnledt m efcM
of the Allied forces In the Middle East, showm (left) with Lieut. Gea,
B. L. Montgomery, commandini the Eighth Army, hortly after
appointments had been announced in Cairo. It la believed that tha
changes resulted from Prime Minister Churchill's recent visit to 1M
Egyptian theatre of war. This jhoto was radioed tfrertfrom JJjjjJJ
New Addition to U. S. Sub Fleet
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mandant of the Third Naval Db!
trict, awards the Navy Crow k
Claud Becker, 24, coxswain, f
merly of the cruiser MarbUhmd uj
now attached to the Brooklyn, N I
Navy Yard. Becker was cited for
climbing into a smoke-filled oo
partment with three others to heta
carry about twenty men to safety
after a Jap dive-bombing attack i
the Java Sea.
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Passing an approving eye ever members ol tne women s a? "
law Corps, Mrs. Oreta Culp Hobby, director of the corps, le pictured
ahdher flrrt inspection at ifort Dee Moine., Iowa. Jh wome.
at the left are dressed in fatigue niformi while those at the rigM
wear their fuU dree uniforms, Mm. Hobby said that fifty-five hundred
women will he manning vital army stations by the first of nfpJ":
This is a phonephoto. (Central frees;
Heads Europe Fliers Joins Up Again at 80
First aQ-American bombing raid on
the German-held Continent, which
blasted railroad mar ah ailing yards
t Kooen in occupied France, waa
led by Brig. Gea. Ira C. Eaker
(above), chief tt the Army Air
Force bomber command ia Europo.
The American Flyfaf Fmrtresaen
escorted by RAF, Doaumoa
and AlMed fighter planes.
First full-blooded Iroquois India
to become a Naval aviation cadets
the Third Naval District, Net
York, is Leo Thompson, 19, of
Go wand a, N. 7. He will receive Ui
training at the Navy pre-fligtit
school, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Dogs for Coast Guard Service
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How do we know that a leatherneck
has a priority on the heart of model
Bosaleen Simpson? Well, when a
girl goes to the trouble of having
the insignia of the U. S. Marine
Corps painted on her shoulder, you
ean rest assured that she isn't in
; love with sailor or soldier.
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The Navy's latest-built submarine, the Harder is shown sliding down
the ways at the Electric Boat Company's yards at Groton, Conn. The
Bleek underseas craft was sponsored by Miss Helena M. Shafroth, of
Washington, D. C, daughter of Rear Adm. John F. Shafroth.
Head of the U. S. Army air forces
in the European theatre of war is
Maj. Gen. Carl Spaats, 61, World
War flier. His appointment was
announced in Washington as he
conferred D. F. C.'s on three Amer
ican airmen in London who took
part in the Independence Day bomb
ing of Holland. Spaatz has been in
England for some time now prepar
ing the groundwork for American
bombing of Germany.
Official U S. Navy Fbota
A veteran of the days when iron
men fought in wooden ships, Chief
Boatswain's Mate George Sander
son, 80 year-old veteran, is shown
after reporting at the Washington
navy yard for duty. He was a gun
ner in the Spanish-American War
and would like to see action again in
that post, but the U. S. Navy rules
on age forbid it
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tjotjo, a uerman ponce aog, is snown wim a uungx . ; :
eye as Dr. W. C. Soden (right) cuts into his meal at the W
Club s luncheon at a Philadelphia hotel. Bobo is one of the dop
trained for service with the United States Coast Guard. Ueui , w s
ton (left) of the Coast Guard addressed the perffons
luncheon on the training of dogs to work with the srmeo
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Closeup of Renault Plant Wreckage Left by RAF New Marble Champ in Action
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waT smuggled out of occupied Franee. The factory had been turning out vast stores of war mater ml for
8 Motor ' erwkshafta and valves were manufactured in the workshop above before the British
the Nans, jaowrs, w" HubeM blasted it into a mass of twisted wreckage.
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Charles Mott, thirteen-year-old king of marble shooters, ia shown
knuckling down in the ring at Wildwood, N. where he won the
national marble championship. Charles hails from Huntington, West
Va. He was crowned champion by Mayor George Krogman of Wildwood.
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