European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 30 1962, Page 9

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 30, 1962, Darmstadt, HesseT the stars and stapes her � 3 d pc i by a j -kj1 -. I f. Flor for ,. Of -.--. 4th army gets xm79 Goeppinger Germany Spe Cial the new xm79 grenade launcher has been introduced to the troops of the 4th army div. The launcher which was de signed to cover the Range Between the maximum distance a Soldier can throw a grenade approximately 125 feet and the minimum mortar support distance about1,200 feet is to be assigned As the Basic weapon of one Man in each fire team. This Man will be called the Grenadier. Other launchers Are to be assigned to elements of the weapons platoon of the Rifle com Pany Headquarters. The xm79 is a single shot per Cussion fired shoulder weapon of the Shotgun Type it employs either he or practice round consists of a Cartridge Case and a projectile which has an Impact Type Detonator fuse. The practice ammunition releases a Yel Low Dye that disperses As a puff of smoke and is easily seen at the maximum Range. The Overall length of the weapon is 28.62 in Ches. It weighs 7.61 pounds when is the word for it said sp4 r. Jordanka co 54thinf, and it does t kick any More than my old Shotgun Back the resultant increase in fire Power provided by the xm79 will allow company commanders to As Peter Akam to training officer mob inf in army photo Wiesbaden Center to give course on investments Wiesbaden Germany Spe Cial the Wiesbaden education Center plans to offer a Basic course in investments beginning april 9 that officials say promises to bean interesting course for the in vestment conscious individual the classes will meet twice week for three weeks from 7 to 9 . At the Gen h. H. Arnold High school. Army keep track of planes in Board has answer a Kex it Bureau. I s b u . Germany so far to James tils Uff Haven t resort to the super i keep tabs of 7th army s 809 aircraft. Their does it for them. Officially known As status Board earned for its of fluency Trout the pact pcs fetus of 7th army s air officer in charge of aviation up s air it Section presides Board and its Small which solve the com keeping an be on the Aerial inventory. Coven two Walls of office at 7th army Avi 14 Here and each of the the Board represent a helicopter of fixed Wing aircraft in command. The color of the plates and code imprinted on them Tell Townsend the Type of aircraft what modifications it has had or needs to what unit it s assigned and its maintenance status. For an average of four hour daily Telephone and teletype Mes sages pour in and out of the assignment Section Sis units report on their aircraft to bring the Boardus to Date. With this formation the group s maintenance Section is equipped to handle the aircraft on personalized basis much like personnel Section handles assign keep the Section from being swamped with reports corps unit report on their aircraft on Odd numbered Days and 7th army Avia Tion up units report on the even numbered an aircraft report is in Townsend s hands its plate is altered and moved on the Board to Tell where it s located and what it status is. The Section also initiates Transfer orders authorizing the movement of the aircraft to depots or other repair Points when repair or modifications Are called play quite a game of Check ers on that Board every Day said it s one of the finest setups i be seen to keep track of this Many aircraft Townsend and Johnston can rely on a total of 37 years of military aviation experience while Riding Herd on the command s planes. Townsend of Dallas Tex is Mark ing his 19th year in military Avia Tion including wartime service Asa Marine Mechanic and flight Engineer before he switched to the army and earned his wings. Johnston from Starkville miss., was a Navy aviation Mechanic aboard carriers and cruisers forgive years. E. Johnston left of to 7th army aviation of take Reading on their aircraft status Board in Townsend s office 88 Toto the course is designed for Menand women who Don t haunt Brok ers or scan the financial pages but who want to understand what sup in the investment world. As the class will be limited in size no reservations nay be made by Telephone. Personnel who pre sent a $5 Deposit either Check or Money order will be registered on a first come first served basis at the education Center. The course will include Basic investment principles and Points to consider when buying Stock in vestments. The instructor will be maj r. W. Hagauer who has extensive knowl Edge As Well As experience in the securities business. He is registered with National association of Secu Rity dealers and has taught invest ment management and financial planning to prospective Security salesmen in the United states. Heidelberg Serra club to meet monday Heidelberg is the Serra club a Catholic men s organization of the american military Community will hold a dinner meeting in Campbell Barracks Casino monday starting at 7 . Guest speaker will be Rev. James f. Cunningham procurator general of the Paullet fathers in Home. Are meeting mass will be said at Mark Twain Village Chapel at6 30 . Sign a wider frontage Tov their platoons in combat and accept in creased gaps Between platoons Dur ing the attack. Frank Fitt special the7th Erir Brig Avn Section stationed at Rhine main air base has received a certificate of Merit for safety from col Alfred a Davidson,jr., 7th engr Brig commanding officer. Capt James l. Meyer the Avn Section co accepted the award on behalf of the pilots and mechanics who earned the citation Over repast five year period. Ski Bash Germany special an intensive training course Security Alert teams sat is under Way at the airbase Here to assist air policemen in event of emergency or disaster. The classes Are held every sat urday and the Complete course covers 17 hours of instruction the Sturc tors Are s sets Harold o. Best and Davie i. Mcentyre. Students Are taught All phases of Security and Law enforcement techniques with special emphasis being placed on weapons training. Germany is the Kaiserslautern Ger Man american Ata Wilt conduct five Day carnival beginning Friday in the Vogel Weh area. ",.". Capt George Hehemann Aya officer said there would be 90 Booths As Well As a variety of attractions and that virtually All american clubs and organizations in the Kaiserslautern area arc co operating. The carnival he said Verll also serve to kick off the Little league baseball season with a Booth set up at which boys interested in the game and seeking to play May Register. Proceeds will be used for Aya activities. Baum hold a Germany Spe Cial it col William e. Gott has assumed command of the 163rdmedical in taking Over the Posi Tion from it col William f. White. Gott formerly was co of the 2nd evacuation Hospital in bad Kroz Nach. Both the 2nd evacuation Hospital and the 163rd fed Cal in Are units of the 62nd medical gov with Headquarters at bad Kreuz Nach. Ludwig Surg Germany is the ludwigs Burg Ameri can High school band has accepted an invitation to participate to the children s Parade of the Zurich Spring festival sunday. 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