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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - April 10, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Fiel official publication of she Spahi Field of. 2, no. 18sheppard Field Texas saturday april to 19ti free super bomber flight engineers training begins Here april 19 by in c. Everett Sears Teva ets staff writer flight engineers to become mechanical control Ott Cuie aboard new giant army air forces super bombers will begin training at Sheppard Field april 19, it. Col. Bruce von g. Scott director of the technical school revealed Friday. A the increased size and complications of the new supertanker has forced the air forces a to add this new member flight my. Engineer to the Pilot navigator team Quot colonel Scott pointed out. A Only the most Brilliant students trained in any aft to air plane mechanics school will but accept cd Quot activated recently by Gen. H. H Arnold commanding general of the a of the new super bomber flight Engineer training program j Here will extend several weeks and train commissioned second lieutenants and non commissioned technical sergeants officers Complete mechanical control modified to become flying cd ass rooms. Familiar four engine military aircraft will be based Here with Tarrant Field. It. Worth pilots for use in training the flight Engineer candidates. Flight engineers colonel Scott explained Are altogether different i from Crew chiefs ground Crew maintenance mechanics and Aerial j engineers Well experienced Fly log mechanics usually flexible gunners who advise ground Crew it on maintenance a the flight Engineer on the. Giant combat bomber or cargo types will be in Complete control of the mechanical functions except mane vering lie said. A this cockpit close to the Pilot. W ill be similar to a Semi air Cular Organ console with scores of operational instruments ranked around and above him. Long used by trans oceanic air planes the flight Engineer Crew member will have at his own station All controls including throw see bomber. Page 2> col Ira r. Koenig. Acting co it. R. E. Tomlin is Etc adjutant it. Ronald e. Tomlin formerly assistant adjutant in the Etc was appointed adjutant this week to succeed maj. Dudley Brodie w to is presently on detached service. Lieutenant Tomlin came to Sheppard Field nov. 2, 1941, from Jefferson Barracks mo., where he was also an assistant adjutant a native of St. Joseph mo., he graduated from High school there and later worked As display and advertising manager for a Large St. Joseph retail clothing store. Ii was also a buyer for the store. Easter plans mass easter Sunrise services will be held at 7 a. In. Easter sunday april 25, in the Post Victory stage by the service club the chaplains committee announced yesterday. Soldiers parents and friends May attend the ceremony by arranging for passes at bldg. I 11 i at least one Day in Advance. Soldiers get free Legal assistance now available through judge advocates office free Legal assistance is now being offered Sheppard Field military personnel through the facilities of the Post judge adv. Caters office it was announced j this week by Post Headquarters. I under the plan military per sonnet can bring their personal j Legal problems to the judge adv. Cates office Post Headquarters bldg. 813, each saturday Between the hours of i and 5 of clock. Maj. T. Austin Gavin Post judge advocate and c Apt. Joseph it. Johnston assistant judge advocate. Have been designated director and assistant director of see soldiers Page la a Tal it More ruins it. Fannie Easley rates captaincy col. It. In Clayen leaving Post it. Fannie l. Easley c Hief nurse at the station Hospital was promoted to the rank of Captain this w cock it was announced today. Miss Easley a u. S. Army nursing career includes service in the hawaiian islands and at West Point military Academy. She is one of the few nurses in the country to hold the rank of Captain. Along with her promotion her title changes from chief nurse to assistant superintendent of i nurses the superintendent of 1 nurses being at Washington d. C. In in w col. Ira r. Koenig to be acting co by Sot. Don Reid jul. Post editor col. In b. Claret. Sheppard Fields second commanding officer and a Veteran of More than 40 years of service in the army will leave this Post this week end to become commanding officer of an army air forces Post at St. Petersburg. Flu. Until such time As a new commander is named col. Ira r. Koenig executive officer of the fic will be acting commander of the Post. Although no confirmation could a to obtained it is reported that the server. He also saw service in the new Post commander Wilt hold the Philippines and the canal zone. I rank of brigadier general and will he came to Sheppard Field in arrive at Sheppard Field within a Short time. West Pointer a graduate of West Point. Colonel Clagett began army life As a second lieutenant in 1906 in the 23d infantry Madison Barracks n. Y. In 1917 he was assigned to the air corps at Kelly Field Texas the flying school he commanded when the War ended. He won his wings at Rockwell Field and March 1942. To succeed col. E. C. Black Sheppard Field s first commander now head of a weather observers school it i my rapids Midi. Farewell honors Friday noon. Colonel Claggett attended a Farewell luncheon with members of his Sitf at the officers club. This afternoon at 3 p. In. The Post will pay special tribute to him at an Honor Retreat Ilia a lilacs Cli no la it 1/ holds ratings As command Pilot with All technical school and r in combat observer and technical of see Claggett Page id exacts pictorial of the week a a ainu to we got fun a it s the a Mechanic of the month a and Here is sgt. C. J. Olson 419th is. Winner of the Mardi a Mechanic of the month contest being a a Tertz Ine in la partly with miss Zelda w Hite Lovely Wichit a Falls Beauty. Stroh j r Post a for hero Isnit paying a any mind Quot to jeweler Joe Art oils a 1 a a f _ Hor who Are trying to help miss White select a identification Bracelet Olson. Scene no. 2 is what staff photographer pvt. A a snap Beers Calls a a huddle in a that a Good enough tor us. In tile last scene taken in the lounge of Tho Post Onest House the Happy pair Are trying to say a Good night As miss White tries to rip a Button from the sergeant Blouse. But being strictly cd to got away later with ail buttons intact

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