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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Apr 17 1942, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - April 17, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasLlam e i Nim Bek 19siieppard Field Texas fio Day Papiol it 1942 five cents to civilians open air show comes Post next monday Milt Britton and band will in resent two shows in service club area Milt Britton and his band of mad musicians Wilt give two Froe out of doors performances of a funny Side up monday at Sheppard Field. Operating on the Uso Camp shows a red White and a fuel circuit the cast will give two performances outside the service club the first beginning at 7 and the last at 8 30 p. No this will be the first open air entertainment to be held at Sheppard Field. It was planned and made possible through work of the special services Branch under the direction of maj. Morton Hack Britton a comedy orchestra is composed of fourteen talented musicians each of whom had been members of ranking name bands before joining this crazy group. They be been starred in big Broad j Way musicals including the last Ziegfeld follies and in Rudy \ Al Lect film a Sweet a Fine cast of dancers singers and come j Diane will supplement the music of j the band including Modgie Fellows blues Singer and the Emerald Sis ters. A knockabout comedy act which fits right into the crazy j Tempo of the show set by Britton s comics. The famous dance team of Burien and Novelle who have starred in such Swank night clubs As the Pierre and the Waldorf Astoria a Starlight roof in new Ork is also included in the cast. Arrangements Are being made to hold the shows in the service dub in Case of inclement weather. Officers promoted Greer Cheney Martin Dungan Bivins Crane to of. Col. Orders of promotion for 134 Sheppard Field office received from the adjutant general a office in Washington were announced tin week by col. In b. , commanding officer. Sheppard Field. The number of promotions to Date include six advancements to the rank of lieutenant colonel 34 to the rank of major 47 to Captain and 47 to first lieutenant. It. Tot. Joseph i. V lenient has assumed command of the air c corps replacement training Center Here and it. Col. Ralph Rane has again taken Over the Post of executive officer. Colonel c Lement who has served the last Low years As chief the foreign Liaison Section of the intelligence division replaces col. Leo la. Dawson who was ordered to Washington some time ago. It. Col. Crane was executive officer Belore assuming temporary command upon colonel Dawson a departure. Maj. Herbert e. Hart who has been serving As executive Titi cer. Is now head of the plans and training division. Of of. Campaign planned to raise funds for army emergency Relief association remember Pearl Harbor deadline set for army insurance the Opportunity for enlisted men who entered Active service on or before dec. 20, 1941, to take out National service life insurance without a further physical examination will expire at Midnight april 19, 1942. After that Date the insurance will be available to men with More than 120 i Days service Atter passing a physical examination. Applications for insurance obtained through representatives in Squadron orderly rooms should be in the mail or other communication channels Enro Ute to the veterans administration Washington before Midnight of april 19. The veterans administration promotes the National service life insurance under government approval. For the convenience of soldiers. Mon entering military service lifter dec. 20, 1941, have 120 Days the Date of their enlistment in plans Are now under Way to hold a series of special entertainment programs in conjunction with and intensive membership and voluntarily a Montri Hutton Campaign. In funds for the newly formed army emergency Relief association. Purpose of the association a National organization approved by the War department is to collect and maintain a fund for the Relief of distressed personnel of the army of the United states and their dependents without regard to the degree of relationship or such dependents and including dependents of retired or honorable discharged or deceased personnel. Officers and enlisted men of Sheppard w ill be i i Anre from both o Fie he asked add and tin in families Gible to receive assist the associations funds is and enlisted men will to loin the Relief Al de re though non members and tin ii Pendents will be eligible to Zeive necessary Aid. Relief programs will be held in Wichita fall in the near future. Full cooperation with the army and the Relief association has been promised by the local musicians Union which will furnish Talent for the various shows. Selection of the person to be in charge of the Sheppard Field Branch of the army emergency Relief association will be made soon. Top ranking officers and former majors to take another Stet up the promotion ladder Are it. Col. Benjamin e. Cheney admin to Rati pc inspector Ralph w. Crane commanding officer a crts Harold e. Dungan commanding officer 70th air base group r. S. Bivins Post surgeon Jack Greer lost adjutant and Charles w. Martin jr., Post personnel officer. All of the promotion orders although received during the week were made effective from feb. I 1942. Following Are the names of the Sheppard Field officers pro meted this week from Captan to major cake s. Jackson caul c. Dolan William t. Breckenridge jr., John w. Bratcher William j. Byrd Tony l. Carter jr., Herbert e. Hart John Czingili Wilbur u. Connell William in Cobb Gerald j. Gill Morton c. Hack. Leslie d. Johnston John h. Kelly John r. Kline. Whiting p. Lightfoot. Ralph Vav Hoffman Percy 1. Isemonger. George e. Perry. Edward a. Peterson Franklin Phillips Harold. Foyer. Archie i. Raikes. Archie Sorensen Gilbert p. Snell Frederick la Shaffer John Richter. Dale d. Abraham. Harlan e. Chase Nelson c. Voshel Clarence l. Waldron. Thomas f. Murphy Phil Robinson w Illiam l. F. Cooley. From first lieutenant to Captain Wilson d. Van Alen. John la Vernetti Harold l. Freshwater. Robert l. Stroud James la. Stephens Charles w. Reynolds. Kenneth a. Forsell Robert b. Mas my an Oscar in Kraft William. Day Thomas r. Parker Wilmer la Miller Wilton v. Kingston Charles j. Zaloudek. William r. Young i reef aft this ordered to North Carolina Winston c. Young Milan Vydareny Carl b. Voegtlin Paul la Terry. George e. Kostenbauder Karl Kleihauer. Walter l. Cole continued on Page three pvt. J. Hill just wants Chance to show Mem Bob staff Wilson writer Post has which to apply for insurance without having to take a physical examination. A remember Pearl Harbor Public relations now gives late War news the Public relations office in Headquarters bldg. $43 now Complete War coverage y special wire from Kwh i. A Public relations staff member broadcasts world news every hour i to be posted at the office. A Large War map Complete with coloured pins is also kept up Date on every move made by far Flung armies. So if you want the latest War i news just drop around and read bulletins and map b to the tin by put. Tex acts a no tears no sorrow just a grim cold murderous determination for a Chance to show our enemies what we mean when we say a live and let is the plea of pvt. James v. Hill of the Lgth school Squadron at Sheppard Field after learning this week that his father maj. Robert Hill was reported missing at Bataan. His personal grief increased with Tho knowledge that ins Mother and sister arc interned in a japanese concentration Camp in Manila pvt. Hill urged All americans to forget Petty differences and put their hearts and souls into the struggle. Pvt. Hill lived with his parents at 1272 la. M. Del Pilar Street. Manila before the War began he is now awaiting Transfer for aviation Cadet training. His lather a major in the engineering corps wrote his last letter to his son Here dated feb. 8. It read in part a i Aru not at All sure if you will get this letter or when. I am somewhere Iii the Field As major with the Engineer corps with the rest of the gang around Here. A your Mother and sister Are still there Anil As far As i get any news of them through reports of the High commissioner office they Are in St. Thomas University ize yourself standing at the front window of my room at our old Home and Loog right out through everything As far As you can see. Then look at the headlines of your newspapers. You should get a pretty Good idea of where i am. A you can get a Good picture of the vague outline of this letter by my mentioning that the censors Are in full operation and i do not want any tiling to be deleted from this one. Phi j Umbs v. Hill Manila with lot it of com at new speaking of them just it soul a Elf you get this. I want you to know that i Ara in Good health still and kicking around and As far As i know your Kotlier and sifter Are the same. Done to worry. Private Hill is trying to believe his Kotlier and sister a Are in Good health a in a japanese concento-1 i Tion Camp. Yet he knows that they Are there something his lather will never know. For soon after the Gallant majors letter arrived private Hill received an i other Brief War department Telegram reporting his father was missing. Private Hill in return for his family and Home wants a Chance for revenge before More american families and Homes Are truck Headquarters for the air forces technical training command were moved from Tulsa okla., to Knollwood Southern Pines n.c., april in in compliance with instructions from the army air forces Headquarters in Washington by order of maj. Gen. Walter r. Weaver adjutant general s office. Offices at Tulsa will continue As the Headquarters for the commanding general of the j Bird technical training District which includes the technical school at Sheppard Field. The Transfer of the Ai Etc applies to units of the head Quai ters aviation850th ordnance c o in p a n a aviation service. 906th quartermaster company. Aviation service and the eighth replacement control depot. A remember Pearl Harbor Here a the dope on summer uniforms Cotton uniforms will be Man Dattory on and after i Roay May i instead of april Loas previously announced according to it. Col. Jack Greer Post adjutant. Up until that Date Cotton Khaki or Wool Odds uniforms will be optional. Cotton uniforms May be worn off the Post after wednesday april to according to the of this week. A remember Pearl Harbor have news Okay from pro am statement formation released this command of my All in by soldiers should be communicated to the press on i \ through the Post Public relations officer. I Hose instructions Are in compliance it Ith order from of the chief of the dated Dee. La 1911 Ial order no. 122. I i. Headquarters technical school Field Texas. The office air corps. And spec Para graph air corps sin Pard

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