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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - August 28, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Hud ? of a private publication in the interest of military personnel at Sheppard Field to. I. No. 38�?Sheppard Field Texas Friday August 28. 1942 civilians Uve Enis dependents must await payments despite Bill a new Bill permitting immediate payment of allowances to dependents of men in j armed forces was passed by the Senate last week and signed by i resident Roosevelt the following Day. Under its provisions it is possible tor payments to be made by foie n it. I although it does not specifically order the payments before that time. According to a rail i is ii col. J. T. Clement is transferred students Are ready to Atlantic City Mike learns gunner by pfc. Mike Mechanic tent act Hitatt writer Thole Guys from Sheppard Field which sinned lip for Aerial gunnery just a few week Hack i almost finished by now and they Are getting ready to Send a Bunch of Jap Back to the ancestral domicile. But at this moment i am thinking by the time our Joes Start pouring hot Lead the ancestors will have to add a couple of wings to the ancestral joint for there Are Gonna be a lot of Jap runts digging their chop Sticks into the ancestral Rice bowl for permanent. This i ant thinking because i have gotten a lot of letters from the boys who now Are at gunnery school and they appear very anxious j indeed to Tattoo their initials with a .50 calibre machine gun on a Zero or some Jap. Home of these letters i would like to quote. The following is one sent to maj. Paul Aulder who told a Guy he could cuss him out if the school in t what ifs cracked up to be. The Guy tee a i am enjoying the course very much and Ani having a grand time. I done to have any name to Call you lint wish to thank you for recon j mending the school the officers and non coms Are swell Fel lows and the Chow is Good it n Nice to sleep in a private room and have a desk to write on. We Are averaging an hour and a half a Day shooting people in town Are Nice to soldiers and we have swell week ends a Here a a letter from a pvt. Donald Halsey to a buddy Here a life to very pleasant Here. Retreat 5s not an ordeal but one that you Are proud to attend one get a pass to town the week end he arrives and a week end pass to Mexico the third week tomorrow shooting at the target from different angles Aone of the Sheppard Field alumni almost finished the course sent this letter a just a few More weeks and i la be finished school and ready to train with a bomber combat team if it holds the thrills i got in school ill be More than first trip up in in plane and firing live ammunition at a target gives a Guy a great feeling of Power i can to wait for the Day i rip hell out of a Nail or Jap ship those japs will think All hell has broken Loose when the Fellows from my class think we d been born with a Browning in our hand we be been through All sorts of training even to firing while the plane in looping and doing All sorts of tricks. Boy we re ready who As i was thinking and informing you Joes this gunnery is one thing which gives a Guy the Chance to bag Bis share of japs the enjoyable Way. By this i mean that you will he such an expert when you graduate that you can Tattoo your initials or your girls initials on any part of a Jap you like. Gunnery students must he Between id and 30 years old have an eighth Grade education have passed the army general classification test with a too or better and must have passed the mechanical movements test. They must tie no taller than 5 feet to inches no heavier than 170 pounds and in Good physical condition. If that is what you Are you act Start tattooing right now. By pvt. Larry Boeck mat. Gilbert p. Snell plans and training officer for Sheppard Fields Basic training Center this week became acting commander of the Etc replacing it. Col. Joseph i. Clement transferred to Atlantic City n. J. Coming Here in april of this year to assume command of what was then known As the replacement Center colonel Clement before that time held an important army position in Washington. Major Snell came to Sheppard Field in january 1942, from Camp Forrest Tenn. To become com manding officer of the 62nd air a base group. Shortly after his Aromas Here he was transferred to the replacement Center where he became plans and training officer. A native of Illinois. A Jot Snell was in the infantry for More than 15 years and was sent to the air corps in december 1941. With this change also came another change at Etc Headquarters when maj. Phillip e. Law. In was named As plans and training officer succeeding major Snell. A i ilk More Fain a maj. T. A. Gavin named head Post judge advocate maj. T. Austin Gavin former Tulsa okla., attorney was appointed Sheppard Field s Post judge advocate succeeding maj. ,lcac4,Cleonard j. Mandel. Transferred to i luring Active duty in september another Post. Major Gavin has 940. He was assigned to fort been assistant in that department a a 1 since coming to Sheppard Field. July 31. A member of one of i Ulsa s prominent Law firms major Cavin i was formerly chairman of a draft Board in Tulsa president of the Tulsa county bar association and a member of the Oklahoma and american bar association. Although a native of Ohio he was reared in Oklahoma w Here for cent War department announcement it will be impossible for Sheppard Field soldiers dependents to be paid this Money before nov. I because of the w Orken tailed. The Bill affects the dependents of men in the lower grades from a Buck sergeant Down to private who have been contributing stipulated amounts from their monthly pay since june i. Under the dependency act there Are two classes of dependents class a. Including wive and children and class b. Pm i bracing parents grandchildren Brothers and Sisters. A w Ife with no children will receive $50 a month�?$22 deducted from her husbands Check and $28 from the government. The government w Ili also pay $12 for the first dependent child and $10 a month for each additional one. The deductions for class b dependents also would be $22 a month unless the Soldier is providing As Well As for class a Kin la. Col. Phillip p. Pease for a which Case the deduction will Merly chief of dispensary sen be Only $0. The Treasury will pay ices on the Field this week took an additional to for one Parent Over the Post of commanding of 525 tor two and $5 a month for Beer of the Post Hospital replace each grandchild brother 01 sister. Melt. Col. Richard e. Elvins i on nov. I. Class a dependent who has been transferred for will receive in a Lump sum a to duty at Bolling fied washing to of $8$0. N a tit a Mora i tin a ton d. Colonel Elvins had been at Sheppard Field since july cd 1941. And it was under his supervision that the Fields Hospital q i i unit was organized and staffed kill Elj Kex he was also the first president1 of the Sheppard Field officers club. Colonel Pease came to Shep Pard Field in january of 1942.1 it. John r. Kittenger. Senior and it was Here that he was pro a chaplain assumed the duties of rooted to his present rank on Post chaplain tins week when it. June 5. A Nativ e of Chardon j col. Thomas m. Carter and maj. Ohio. Colonel Pease had been a Reserve officer since 1929. In it. Colonel Pease assumes duties at Stati on Hospital it. J. R. Kittenger assumes duties boost married soldiers quarters pay allowance Hayes Columbus Ohio where he remained until he was transferred to Sheppard Field. A Farewell cocktail party in Honor of colonel and mrs. Elvins took place last monday night at the officers club. A save Flore Manes song contest open for enlisted men Sheppard Field married enlisted men of the first three grades. Who live off the Post will lie $9.20 Richer next pay Day As the result chaplain Wehking to guide new squadrons because it. John r. Kittenger assumed the duties of Post chaplain this week chaplain Elmer e Wehking took Over the guidance of he. And he. Squadron 313th and 420th ass. Besides the 314th, 318th, 319th and 320th ass from ins office in bldg. 732. Chaplain Kittenger has charge of 317th. 417th, and 422nd ass. From his office at the Post Chapel. J if the increase of their daily monetary allowance from $1.15 to $1.25 per Day. This order As stipulated in War department bulletin no. 41 states that this raise is retroactive to june i in keeping with presidential order granting allowance for quarters and subsistence for enlisted men when they Are not furnished in kind. This new Bill does not affect the present daily ration allowance j paid to the married men residing off the Field and no ruling was found to cover any raise in the present ration pay. The past 30 years he has been Ideo tidied with the Legal profession As no j h Well As the civic and social life in Jaq la Dottis its As simple As this Sheppard Field soldiers can win War savings Stamps each week for Send ing in the title of their favorite song and a reason for liking it and around Tulsa Suva Mora i la Nav a civilians warned on cigarette sales Roy c. Davis were transferred to other stations. Colonel Carter came to Sheppard Field As Post chaplain from fort Benjamin Harrison. Ind., four months ago and was ordered to report for duty at another station. In world War i he was a member of the army chaplaincy and head of the department of education and psychology Albion College Mich. He was called Back into service last february. Major Davis Post chaplain prior to colonel Carter served in the chaplaincy at Sheppard Field for More than four months be fur his Transfer this week. A save More planer a Board clarifies physical rulings clarification of physical re b. Clagett Post com Best in the eighth service com-1 quire ments for making application col. H. _ blander yesterday warned All civilian employees that they must not abuse or v violate the privileges permitting them to Purchase state tax free cigarettes at Post exchanges. Under present regulations civilian employees Are permitted to buy two packages a Day for their of n consumption. Colonel Mandy so a what a your name sol for aviation Cadet was denounced Dier a contest. Lbs Voe but a it Elmer o. Ward selections must be mailed to Board recording office. The War Bond fat office. Eighth j soldiers with 20-100 vision Cor service command. Fort Sam 1 re Tible to 20-20 Are eligible to Houston tex., for judging in tins apply for aviation Cadet ground unique and Clever weekly contest 1 Crew but Only men with 20-20 Eye which selects winners each week. Sight May make application for the Sheppard Field War to id flight Cadet the officer declared office reported wednesday that i men with Only two lower molar Clagett pointed out enlisted men have added Alioth Teeth one on each Side May be v. La i Quot a a a flt Rritt aviation red is boo that if violations were reported it would result in the loss of the privileges. He stated that anyone having improper Possession of tax free cigarettes off the Post is subject to $23 civil Fin. T ill 1iiv.11 or $1,000 pay deductions this past j come flight aviation cadets pro week swelling the actual month j video they can pass the mentally pay reservation amount to More screening examination the pass than $87,000�?a new High Accord ing Grade of w hich was Low ered i cing to it. Col. James f. Walsh gently by the War department to Post War Bond officer. Clarified

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