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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 20, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseTuesday february 20, 1968 the stars and stripes Page f i fought in work War ii Korea i 417th tvs celebrates Silver anniversary = Ramstein Germany Spe Cial the 417th tactical fighter so Here officially celebrated it 25th anniversary Squadron s officers met to commemorate the unit s silver1anniversary at the Ramstein officers open mess. Guest of Honor was col. Forrest l. Rauscher the commander from Jan. 1962 to feb. 1964. The 417th is presently commanded by it. Col. Robert d. As the 417th night fighter so feb. 17, 1943, the Squadron was one of the first units of this Type to be formed in the . Army air Force. Since its organization Day the unit has had two different crests. Tile first adopted in 1945, depicted a Pilot and radar observer mounted on a Broom sweeping the night skies Clear of the second which was adopted in 1953, is a ghost Riding on Anair to ground rocket representing Surprise. The Emblem has a re background which denotes Cour age. At Scorton England the 417threceived the aircraft with which it was to fight until 1945. This was the British Beau fighter. The unit was moved to Tafraoui Algeria a Small Airfield outside ran. From there the Squadron flew defensive fighter sweeps of the Southern coast of Spain and coastal and Harbor patrols overran. In april 1944, the aircraft moved to Borgo Corsica and began defensive patrols along the East coast of Corsica gradually extending to Northern Italy an the South coast of France. Also in Corsica the 417th began offensive operations. The unit was awarded the distinguished unit citation for night fighter defense Over Marseilles during the invasion of Southern 18 months of testing Cap tured aircraft at various base the 417th was deactivated at Fritzlar near Kassel Germany on nov. 9, 1946. When the korean War called for More tactical units the 417th was predesignated As a fighter bomber Squadron and activated on Jan. 1, 1953. Due to a shortage of aircraft at the time f51 mus tangs from a deactivated air National guard Squadron were flown until enough f86f Sabre jets could be produced. The 417th was then moved to Hahn air base Germany As part of the 50th fighter Bombe group. It was then col. Joseph t. Ehlinger took command of the Squadron. Ehlinger was the first commander of the 417th when twas activated in 1943. He became the Only Man to command the Squadron More than once. After flying the sabres forbore than four years the 417th received fido super sabres an was predesignated a tactical fighter Squadron. Later that year the417th acquired its nickname red 417th moved to its present location at Ramstein in dec.,1959 and distinguished itself by maintaining a 91 per cent in commission rate Over a six month period an air Force record for Century series aircraft at that 417th continued to Fly the super Sabre until nov., 1966,when this durable old Warrior was replaced by the f4d Phan Tom n. The 417th is slated to return to the states As pan of the re deployment of . Forces. Tuesday american forces network 0605 hymn fro Home 0610 request. Show0655 Road conditions 0700 world at 0700 0730 request show 0805 pop Mutulo 0630 Don Mozelll 0905 take ten0915 Tempo news 1006 Jason Street jazz 1030 Ira Cook 1106 collector Corner 1130 request show 1210 sport1215 request show 1305 Art Linkletter 1315 Good music 1405 Small world every hour 1505 Date with Chris 1606 1605 to Nashville 1706 request show 1745 sports journal 1800 world at 1800 182s local news 1839 Jim Pewter 1905 Young sound 8006 on the scene 2030 Johnny Dollar 2055 close up 2105 music in the air 2200 world at 2200 2230 tonight show 2305 sports 2310 a portrait 2316 John Doremus 0005 Herman Griffith 0030 profile 0035 All that jazz 1640 news 1645 for children1800 new 1830 regional program2000 news 2015 what am if que 1i Belle Star movie 1600 for o cock report 1605 official detective 1505 women world 1530 language in action 1601 crossroad 2105 Mike bluebeard 2225 new2245 Ferenc Fri say portrait 2330 news German to second program 1748 news 2030 Moscow after 1760 off duty work hours Magazine color 1820 room no. 13, 2113 Solo for hotel stories . 1855 charming 2206 cultural Jeanne color viewpoints 1927 news 2235 news 2000 sport Ramstein Wiesbaden Rhein main to 1630 third Man 1701 magic room 1730 get smart 1801 College bowl 1830 evening report 1900 voyage to sea Bottom 2001 big Valley 2100 armed forces new 8pangdahlem to news every hour on tha hour 1630 the Medio 1701 Danny Thomas show1730 discovery 1820 sport 1830 trading Post 1845 greatest dramas 2105 Dick Powell 2200 ten o clock report 2230 Mike Douglas show 2010 big Valley 2101 fanfare 2210 sport the old and the new the British Beau fighter was the first aircraft assigned to the 417th and was used until 1945. Today members of the unit pose with f4d phantom which the Fly now. The 417th recently celebrated its Silver anniversary. Air Force photos 1901 Addams family 2215 third Man 1930 Green acres 2240 Joey Bishop Check sports Section Ana other pages for announcements of special broadcasts new program starts july 1 army warrants can become a Washington is the army intends to Start integrating the first of an eventual 8,000or More warrant officers into the regular army starting july 1,Pentagon officials announced. This will be the first such integration in almost two decades and represents an important for Ward step in the recognition of the warrant officer corps in the army. One of the major advantages of ha\1ng an a appointment is that a warrant officer gain tenure and becomes less Vulner Able to an involuntary separa Tion from the army in the future should the army strength be program will Start with the anticipated integration of some 4,000 warrant officers of All grades during the 12 months be ginning july 1. The balance will be programmed Over future year so the army will always be Able to offer regular army career opportunities to the Best Quali fied warrant officers. Selection will be made by the standing regular army selection army now has 17,592 War rant officers on Active duty but Only about 700 Are a. To be eligible an individual must have at least three years of Active duty As an army War rant officer and one of these years must have been spent inthe mos in which his Raap ointment is sought. Otherwise qualified Wos whore serving on an initial three year obligated tour May apply after completing 24 months of Active service As a warrant officer. Other eligibility requirement specify that an applicant must be Able to Complete 30 years of Active Federal service by age 62, be a . Citizen and a High school graduate or pass the High school level ged test. He must also be Able to meet the educational requirements for the Mosin which he seeks appointment. Applicants below the Grade ofcw3 aus except those who have been selected and approve for promotion to cw3 a swill be required to appear before afield evaluation Board. All the other applicants May apply by letter through command channels and they Are not required to appear before a Field Board. Complete details of the new program will be announced in a 601-101 and circular 601-25which should be in distribution in the near future. We Bruecken Germany is the Canadian nation Al skating team which is participating in the Winter olym pics at Grenoble France will present skating exhibitions at the Peter Cunningham memo rial Arena Here feb. 21 and feb. 24, at 8 . There will be a charge of50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children for the hour Anda half show. Frankfurt special the Frankfurt entertainment Cen Ter will hold tryouts on feb.24. 25 at 2 30 . And on the 26th at 7 30 . For loot comedy by Joe Orton. This play will be the Frankfurt entry in the Europe wide Community theatre Competition tournament of plays. Awards for the Best production act Rand actress will be Given. In 1966 Frankfurt playhouse won the production award with the the Castor six characters and one Corpse offers parts for two females and five males

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