European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 28 1957, Page 12

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 28, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse M52 trailers hold 300 of and get about huge Miles to a transport setup from Page id Tion problems and Many local ones from Arm commands and the commanded by col John has assumed control and accountability the Pool of More than Roo trailers which move constantly from one end of the Loc to the the responsible for the servicing and maintenance of trailers Only while in their Are thus relieved of direct accountability for the arranging trailers from an administrative Point of concern themselves solely with their trac which generally operate close to Symbol of the 37ths Centra administration at its trailer Fleet is a giant trailer control Board at the 37ths new head Quad in on which operations personnel plot the daily positions of every trailer in the system on the basis of in formation telegraphed in by the from positions plotted As of 2 pm each Ike men who run the 37th Are col John co of the 37th transportation Siven a momentarily still picture of the eve changing network they the Board permits the Headquarters to assure a constantly sufficient Supply of trailers at All Points along the the Overall View of trailer movements helps the Headquarters to prepare accurate forecasts of future Load carrying ability with which the 37th is periodically obliged to furnish movement control authorities at com z at monthly performance data is collected from each of the operating sub and a two month forecast of the 37ths combined Load carrying ability is Given to movement control specialists 12 at transportation com from throughout com movement control then derides How Many of these requirements Cah or met by the 37th what Caro must be allocated instead to air or rail because of the youth of the 37th in its present command form and the sweeping changes brought about by trailer Concrete statistical comparisons Between the relay system and the method it rth placed Are difficult to that trailer Transfer makes possible economies in manpower and is thanks to Drivers Are required to drive fewer Miles per have occasion to become familiar with the roads and driving conditions and Are thus Jess susceptible to because trac tors Are generally a wily from their Home stations for Only Short maintenance has become More but perhaps the greatest advantage of trailer Transfer is greatly increased flex because of the compactness of local operating units in the relaying the 37ths sub commands two transportation Highway four and 20 companies Art prepared to Stock and barrel to alternate Sites in time of emergency to keep the lifeline an entire terminal can be moved in a matter of on a sort of lend lease the rigs and personnel from each terminal Are put at the disposal of area commanders for express Type delivery to Points within each com z with priority cargo of less than truck Load size for delivery at each local transportation officers consolidate the car go to form As near a truck Load As possible and dispatch the vehicles on scheduled bus like runs throughout the the 37th devotes More than 40 tractors and almost 100 vans to this Les than truckload whose routes when totalled exceed the length of the 721mile Loc the 37th manages to keep several other Irons in the fire at the same it furnishes full companies of Light and medium trucks to army port installations to Aid in port clearance operations during Peak runs the Only company of refrigerator vans in the communications zone and a unit of Petroleum tankers which link Petroleum depots in com is Southern base Section it also furnishes personnel for drive in which fleets of old vehicles Are driven to property disposal Yards and new ones driven Back to replace compliment to the versatility and skill of the men of the is required to fur Nish Drivers for International conferences to have included nato coun cil meetings in Paris and the Summit con Ference at Geneva in the summer of copt Richard Ward administers an aesthetic to a patient at the 7100th Uff the Call was from the the voice was yet there was a note of urgency which was one of our men accidentally shot him self in the we Are afraid the Bullet penetrated the tin doctor at the 7100th Usan Hospital in listened then he asked one or two routine questions and gave Well Start at once that was All the voice from the Usan installation in the where the Call had come answered Well be looking for then things began to the Superb system of movement and action which characterizes the air Force in such cases swung into the Jet doctors were quickly on the Way to the they Are not Jet doctors in the literal they use the most convenient Craft they can for such flights and to help emergency the usual Craft is a but regardless of what the Craft the Speed and expedition of both the surgeon and pilots is remarkable and has saved Many galls from All segments of the vast area under the Safe command and even from installations responsible to Usan Are Rou Tine at the Wiesbaden that is where every conceivable facility for every conceivable kind of Case May be there Are Hospital facilities at virtually ail Safe but where specialized at Tention must be Given where rare surgery must be the Wiesbaden installation is brought into the some time colonels feet Frozen when his hittite crashed in mountains of Spanish Frost resulted in the imputation of some of h toes he Hud been exposed in to Snow for More than 24 one of the Crew in that Accident compound fracture of the doctors to Morocco and attended they a base in Iceland had a patient Suffell from it was far from diary Cas of just having the in this he waa from off Luvly to Jet did not have to Fly at Hospital there a ease of p Cepha Litis sleeping sickness from we pfc by Henky Motal the airman had been suffering for w wag flown from Thig i merely by Way of emphasizing the Taci at Wiesbaden Hospital for treatment nearly All kinds of t Here was a Case in which 8 Jet Dot merely to Fly from the 7100th us Hospital at Wiesbaden to fuels tent this was u infant sufi ing from a lung a a Chest surge flew there in 45 minutes and then with the the doctors Soho Fly to t some of the remotest out pouts Seldom up about their cases or their the stars and stapes f

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