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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - December 18, 1943, Sheppard Field, Texas Sheppard Fiel official publication of Sheppard Field vol. 3, no. 2sheppard Field Texas saturday december 18, 1943 free Tower glider lakes successful exhibition flight the twin engined Power glider j-2a, took to the frigid air planes thursday morning in a performance for maj. Gen. John f. Curry commanding general of the aah Western technical training Cornland with Headquarters at denier and his Host maj. Gen. J. E. Ehaney commanding general of a Sheppard Field. The cargo glider with two 175-Orsepower engines had made its fest flight wednesday at the air How climaxing the conference if technical officer and air plane Plant executives. Maj. Ernest la Palle director of the glider my panics school was at the controls Ith it. W. B. Mcgehee test Ilot from Wright Field and sets. Robert b. Layne and Lee Zehrs is members of the Crew. I three weeks had been spent in readying the Power glider for the flying exhibition. Pilots and instructors went for six nights with practically no sleep. They included s. Sets. Sheehen and Mel Journ glider pilots and s. Sgt. Henry Carlton sets. Robert Layne toe Randez and Lee Zehr my Cpl. Eelbeck d. Wood instructors. S it pc More planes Ost Christmas radio How broadcast set or thursday night the enlisted men of Sheppard _ held will be Host to the officers and their ladies at the elaborate Christmas broadcast next thursday evening at 7 p. Rn., proceeding Christmas. Maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney s expected to be present As Well is his special guests or. And mrs. Toe b. Corrigan of radio station soft. In Honor of the occasion the unlisted personnel has planned a Christmas broadcast which will get larger in its scope and treat nent than most of the network it programs. The theme of the pro ram is a visit to Christmas own. A not made of stones mortar Brick not built by Bone my sinew in some certain land. 3ut built by god in the heart of during the picture nation of the evening the citizens of Christmas town will sing a Little town of 3ethlehem.�?� a silent night a adeste Fidelise and a Battle see radio Page 2 far reaching results foreseen at Post aah tech conference by pvt. Lion Lindsey exacts staff writer a three Dav National conference at Sheppard Field this week cemented anew Mutual Aims of Topflight army air forces technical officers and air plane Plant executives who looked to improvement of equipment and training for All out Allied offensive thrusts on Broad War fronts. The important results of the meeting opening monday a a were summed up in an address at the closing session wednesday by pm no. 2 open sunday Post Exchange no. 2 will be open tomorrow from 9 30 a. In. To 6 30 p. In. To accommodate Christmas shoppers maj. Phillip Law will Exchange officer announced Friday. Major Lawwill said two package wrapping counters would be available for pm patrons. _ says at Aap tech conference significant benefits of the three Day National conference of army air forces technical officers and air plane factory executives were praised by maj. Gen. John f. Curry commanding general of the aah Western technical training command with Headquarters at Denver. The interchange of ideas will knit together Mutual Aims bringing about realization of the program so vital to our War program general Curry declared at the closing session. Personal Contact is the essence of a successful program he said. Maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field is seated at the speakers table. Sheppard Field turns from War realities for full program of yuletide activities Sheppard Field turns from grim in Post exchanges chapels squad realities of conflict next saturday rooms and other buildings. Large to join the nation in its Observ-1 electric signs lighted Christmas Ance of the third consecutive War be Sheppard held Page 2 time Christmas. A week crammed with Holiday activities entering at the Post chapels and service clubs precedes the official Day which will find Only a Skeleton staff on duty. An appreciable percentage of the military and civilian personnel will be with their families. Many too far away to go Home Are to be with friends or guests of residents in Wichita Falls or other nearby municipalities. The Post has been Clad in yuletide wrapping. Decorations Bright listen scribes since Christmas Day is an official War department Holiday As Well As a regular exacts publication Day. This years Christmas edition of exacts will be delivered to All Sheppard personnel on dec. 24. Squadron reporters and contributors Are urged to have next week s copy in earlier than usual in order that exacts May go to press on dec. 23. Trained ams needed in combat zones ex-b-26 Crew chief certain evidence of the need for trained air plane technicians in combat and How the army air forces is fulfilling this Gap was told at the concluding session of the National conference of military and civilian aviation leaders Here wednesday. The speaker was sgt. Oscar b. England of the Lincoln army air base who served in the South Pacific As Crew chief on b-26 air planes. A you have got to have a foundation when you go out to work on air planes a sergeant England said. A when a Man has graduated from a technical school if he has really applied himself he is operations suffer when technicians without specialized training it was brought out. In emphasizing his Point sergeant England showed the necessity of every Day repairs and adjustments in Battle zones. A Down there South Pacific pilots operate under full Power most of the time and carry full bomb loads a he related. A that makes More Wear and tear on the ship. Flying in combat the ship is bound to get hit. You must keep that ship in top changing cylinders and timing the engine is an everyday task. England said. A when you Are roaring Down the runways Over there you need see trained Page 2 key figures in arranging important technical conference at Sheppard Field col. D. W. Goodrich director of mimic Al training at Sheppard presided at the National Keeling As conference chairman be took a leading role in show conferees the air plane meanies school program. It. Col. Bruce von g. Scott assistant director of technical training Here had much to do with conference arrangements and getting guests Over the Field and to places of entertainment. Maj. Ernest a. La Salle director of the glider mechanics school presented a colourful air show for the conference. He directed an inspection of vital training work being carried on at the glider school. It. Anton r. J. Friedmann assistant director of the air plane mechanics school left nothing undone in showing conferees the full and important training of the am program. Guests found him an enthusiastic guide. Maj. Gen. John f. Curry commanding general of the aah Western technical training command with Headquarters at Denver. General Curry Speaks a these conferences bring us together for an Exchange of ideas a general Curry said. A they make us realize again that we Are All working toward the same end to turn out the Best technicians that we can in the limited time at our a common goal with All efforts concentrated is the essence of a successful program general Curry emphasized. The value of the conference was echoed by maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field. He said at the concluding. Session a you have Given us some very very valuable suggestions and information. I can Tell you right now it is going to be a great help to us Here at Sheppard Field. I thank you very much for co operating with too conferees general Chaney officially opened the conference with a welcoming address which reviewed work being done with plastics at Sheppard Field. Close to too came from widely separated parts of the country to attend. Sessions marked by open forums and outstanding speakers were conducted in the conference room of the engine Branch building. Col. D. W. Goodrich director of technical training Here presided As conference chairman joined at the speakers table by general Chaney and members of his St amp of. The conferees turned their attention first to air plane mechanics. Sheppard Field s training program was inspected monday with guests seeing How top notch mechanics leave Here to become cogs in ground forces keeping americans War Birds in the skies on missions such As those bombing Berlin and other enemy cities into ruins. It. A. R. J. Friedmann is director of the mechanics school. A flying exhibition wednesday see conference Page 2 save More planes Altus air base lauds of techs for work on damaged planes maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field has received a letter of appreciation and Praise for the work of 40 enlisted men from Here in materially aiding in the repair Hail damaged twin engined Utility cargo planes at the Altus. Okla., army air Field. The letter was signed by it. Bernard w. Of Connell maintenance officer at the Altus base and its contents noted by col. D. W. Goodrich director of technical training Here. A these men were uniform ally co operative and were exceptionally reliable and conscientious in their work a it. Of Connell wrote. A the Quality of their workmanship reflects the High Standard of training being Given at your sets. Charles s. Fisher and Ralph g. Toter received special commendation for a their Active interest and excellent general Chaney added his concurrence of commendations

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