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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 19, 1962, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and stripes Chambley capt located near escape opt Bobert g. Tucker. 18 Springs ago Chambley franc special it s been is years since capt Robert c. Tucker Materiel 4 control officer for the 7122nd tactical Wing Here spent Spring to Europe. This year he Hopes the circumstances will be slightly different than on his previous visit although the geography is the same. In 1944, Tucker and six other downed filers walked from Liege Belgium to Porrentruy Switzerland right through the area where Chamik y air base is located. Tucker was flying As a Bombardier on a b24 returning to its English base from a Mission in Ger Many the afternoon of april 24, 1944, when he was shot Clown near Namur Belgium. Tucker Mode a delayed Parachute jump from the stricken plane and injured his leg while Landing. Shaken up he was being dragged along the ground by his Parachute when members of the belgian underground who had seen the crash rescued him. The belgian underground known As the Armee Blanche White army and identified by tiny knitted dolls hid Tucker to a Culvert until dark then re transported him to a farm House about 10 Miles from the scene of the crash. There he was questioned closely by two americans whom he later discovered were the Pilot and navigator of the Crew his own b24 Crew had replaced in England. After spending several Days at the farm automation catches up to shot records Washington special Auto Mitton is catching up with shot records and leave accounting inthe air Force. A punch card data system will record information on each individual which will insure he gets Hii various physical examination son time will note his immunizations allergies if any and other information of this Type. The cards arc not to replace the medical records now in use but will be More in he order of health Index. Neither will they re place the individual s personal shot record. He will continue to have a copy of it. Dependents immunization and other medical records will not be affected by this system As it applies Only to military Gen Oliver k. Toss the air Force surgeon Gennil. Looks for widespread use of the idea in the future. He pointed out that Many health services including those of the other armed services Are wait ing for the Usan evaluation of this new health technique. Both this health data card and a plan for annual leave compilation by punch card Are develop ments within the centralized offi cers assignment program which came into being in january current plans Coll for enlisted men to be brought into this centralized system which provides better Job and assignment opportunities for at Force personnel. Color blindness no bar Washington special severe color blindness is no longer a Barto peacetime military duty under relaxation of army regulation 4ft-sol of will Catalon All space items Bedford mass. Up the air Foru announced plans Here for project space track a massive inventory of everything that is or biting the Earth. Or. Eberhert w. Wahl actin chief scientist of the project said that the air Force would assist astronomers by seeking out natural Earth satellites and tracking them. He said space track which is Pollack Given big Sedoti Cam Den. No. A the pol lock firs nuclear powered submarine built by the new York ship building corporation was launched Here Fri misty with rousing Selloff from Federal and state officials. One of three nuclear attack subs under construction at the Yards Here the Pollack will rank among i to world s most advanced under sea rift. It is the sixth of the thresh to class to be launched one of the Navy s most effective anti submarine weapons. The Pollack was christened by mrs. John o. Pasture wife of the senior senator from Rhode Island. Past Ore. A Democrat vice chair Man of die joint committee on atomic Energy and principal speaker told the crowd the Pollack is evidence of both our Power Imd purpose. It is Evi Dence that democracy can Foster scientific achievement and that men and women working voluntarily at careers they have chose for themselves can Combine their talents freely into a concept and a creation not surpassed in sponsored by the at Force sys tems come at Hanscom Field Here was developing a system to detect track identify and Catalon All Man made objects in line with this Wahl said we will have to track any natural moonless because until we establish an inventory of everything in orbit we cannot Tell if something has beet course we mean something sizable larger than a dust speck or Rock something bigger than a few Yards in diameter orbiting round Wahl said that in an addition to the nine Large planets including Earth orbiting the Sun the pres ence of planetoid has Long been Earth is known to have Only one Moon set Ehlts and no Moon lets he Ink adding that no astronomer has taken time to Cata log every fail object in space until recently astronomers have been concerned chiefly with the development of the galaxies of stars und the Interior Constitution of stars. Most matter out in the universe More than 99 per cent is either White hot Star gag or cold bodies strewn across Wahl said. The Moon for example. Is a cold body with the technical application of astronomy to the specific Pur pose of Man made satellite surveil Lance All of he space Between Here and the Moon will get a really thorough going Over he said. If there is anything of any size be tween Here and the Moon. We will find it and track it. It to ult be relatively easy to determine whether the object Werea natural Moon let or a Man made one the nuclear powered submarine Pollack / rat of three under construction at Camden . Carmen Mcra straight from Las vegas singing Star slates tour Frankfurt Fosas Carmen Mcrae one of today s top record ing stars will make a 10-Day tour of Usa eur clubs starting March 24. It was announced Here miss Marne is coming to Europe directly from a highly successful engagement at the stardust hotel in Las vegas she has also appeared at Carnegie Hall on the de Sullivan and Steve Allen tvs Hows with Stan Kenton and has done Many stints on radio to stage and screen. Each of her performances Here will be one hour Long. She will be hacked by in my and her own re cording Trio. Clubs contemplating bookings or further information should Contact their local special services entertainment Branch. Miss Mcrae s itinerary follows March 24-em club Patch bar Racks 7 . Pm club. Wilkins Barracks 9 . No club put try Barracks 11 .nil Stutt Gart area March 25-em club rot Westen 2 .pm club Vogel Weh 9 . March 26-fe m club. Goes House and at a nearby part and two other downed Filer there they were secreted to a biggest Cathedral when Tucker s injured leg healed. A Tucker mingled with the while awaiting completion of ments by the Armee Blanche. He and one other Escapee through the occupied City German traps and work party two filers also went to me in other activities which routine under other Circum stand on May 10. 1944, the Armee nearly 20 escapes by red Petite Chapel Tel on 1gian Border for the French under plans called for the Switzerland by train Blanche decided the risky and advised Liege to await the in Sion of Europe by Tucker and six Elded not to return set out to walk to they were not Waltl pretence in this Brinkhurst a to gunner and one of to walked alone from where his plane hat Down to Liege. The party travelled Man and one three leaving at 10-minute resting 10 minutes the hours they avoid areas As much As made no attempt Toad move by night As tics at that time and the seven used a As Road markers a left team depositing a card crossroad or intersection last team in line picking cards As it brought up lie often when the part avoid travelling through or a town the French won nudge one of the fliers Pingen 7 .pm Wissburg 10 March 27-28-to be club Lud announced March 29-em club. Spinelli bar Racks Mannheim 9 March 30-em club Kelly bar Racks Stuttgart 7 30 . No club. Wharton Barracks Stuttgart 9 30 . Officers club. Heil Bronn 11 . April 1-Nco club Voge veh 4 30 .and no club Aschaffenbur f9 Milicaj session set Reserve training Washington special re serve officers of the army medical service May earn iwo training an retirement Point credits for at tending the sessions on the first two Days of the 33rd annual meet ing of the aerospace medical association at the cd Elfonte Haddon Hall hotel. Atlantic City ., april 9-12. The programs scheduled for april9 and 10 have direct military application. French we the German knowingly but none of the i Ever Felt apprehensive whether the them in to with the Large rewards were offering for downed can and English fliers. The party arrived to about 2 . One morning one of its closest escapes tired throughout the Raf Tion in that City the forced to show their false cards when is and vice Ujj descended on the station for a French criminal. Police Friendly fortunately for the sympathetic Vichy police their cards. The officer who at Tucker s forged merely winked at him on with the search. Bel fort France was unit lied bombing attack Whf party arrived there. The proved to be a Blessing in for the German troops ing the City and took no. The seven escapees. Tucker ample ran out of Belfort 1 Side a German colonel seeking an air raid shelter finally the party arrived i French Border town of hard where they got 1 with smugglers. The agreed to use their illegal Edge of the Countryside to Gle the seven into Swit the night they chose for tempt. June 1, 1944, War aril mainly one. The weather bad they crossed the Bor times without realizing it with their experience they finally got their when the Moon came out them to the Center of. A far the Field fortunately was copied and Swiss. The seven turned the at Porrentruy Switzerland t manned in that country lied forces reached4he so Der in september 1944. Mated they had travelled by walking about 350

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