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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Jul 10 1943, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - July 10, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Fiel official publication of Sheppard Field Sheppard Field Texas saturday july to 1943tech. Training command dissolved seven buildings to be converted for new wac cons. A contract was authorized this week for the conversion of six Sheppard Field Barracks to be used in housing additional wac companies. The District u. S. Engineer s office at Denison said the Cost would be under $50,000 and will include construction of one new mess Hall. Within a Block of the present wac area at the Northwest Corner of the Post Barracks 802, 803 804, 805, 806 and 807 will be refitted with customary wac facilities Bath tub dressing rooms window shades and other fixtures building 819, a Day room also was assigned for wac use. Week legislation put the vacs in the army is As full i led god soldiers a the women a army corps. They now Are placed under military regulations and will receive the customary soldiers benefits and pensions. Maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of sheppard1 held said that 2.000 was could be used on the Post in various clerical and administrative positions. Two companies of approximately 150 was each Are scheduled to arrive at Sheppard Field in the future. Save More planes the Twain met. Was a de glamorize with Cotton hosiery tit anew re6ulation has ordered a acs to Wear Cotton Hose during duty hours. A it will help the War along but its going to de Glam Orize us quite a bit a one wac said. Off duty a a issues Rayon hosiery is worn. Take More pains picture Booklet describing Post for Sale at pm t he Hundred bests a photographs Ever taken on Sheppard Field went on Sale this week in Post e it Bange no. 2 Wrhen the vivid i picture Magazine of the posts activities was offered for Sale beside nationally popular magazines. Soon All pm s will carry the picture Book on Magazine shelves according to maj. Phillip e. Law a ill Exchange officer who termed tile 40-Page Booklet a the answer to the prayer of a Soldier who wants to Tell the folks Back Home about Sheppard fittingly termed a a camera trip through Sheppard Field a the first 10,000 copies will be sold continued on Page two Iii am Mot a est at Sheppard Field this week when t. Sgt Robert inlay left sos to met t. Sgt. Robert Palmer right307 in. Golay flew in a20s on first attacks on lowlands. His plane once swooped so Low it bounced on the ground but returned to base safely. Palmer wears eight see Paffe two it for his part As Aerial Engineer in 19th bomb group b-17 in South Pacific. He was aboard 1 Ort which evacuated general Macarthur and family. Pacific and european air warfare described by heroes now on Post by put. Bill Woolsey exacts special writer the two Young sergeants tried to relax in the office chairs Waim with the Texas Sun but their eyes roamed to map Plas Teicu Walls of tile room and their hands were never still. Around them Lay twisted cigarette packages and a gum wrapper or two like bits of crippled aircraft. They were thinking of an australian Landing Field and of i a base somewhere in England. They had been bomber crewmen j when american planes first joined the fight for Freedom and they wanted More than anything else to be Back in the big ships. I sitting with soldiers who ques a a a honed a what was it like what joins flying training command with he qts. Located in fort Worth _. My i Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field was notified yesterday that the technical training command has been dissolved and will be combined with the flying training command under a newly activated organization the j army air forces training command. Headquarters for the organi a a a _ nation is fort Worth and Willy ,. Be the largest single command a of mings Aap to j to be established outside Washington d. Maj. Gen. Barton k. Yount commanding general of the Etc is the commanding 1 general. The technical training com Mandy of which Sheppard Field i is one of the largest installations j and the flying training command were discontinued As of july 7, i according to the new commands Public relations officer in fort i Worth. I a new assignment for maj.1 i Gen. W. R. Weaver who was commanding general of the aft to with Headquarters at Knollwood Field n. C., has not yet been announced. The announcement said that the organization w a s effected to Quot achieve maximum Economy of operation More utilization of personnel and maximum co ordination of training schedules and utilization of training facilities. A besides the regular ground and aircrew technical schools the new a aft will supervise operations of the Miami Brach oct. Functions of the new training command will include supervision of training in Aerial gunnery i piloting including gliders and associated subjects. General Younts army career began in the air Branch of the signal corps in 1917. Since then Raore Inary achievement with the he has been head of the air serv army air forces anti submarine ice training program assistant command yesterday at the Retreat Mil Tail attache for aviation in the Parade on the East Drill Field. Maj. Gen. Barton k. Yount 307 to sergeant gets air medal at Etc Retreat sgt. Edward j. Jones or. The 307th training group awarded the air medal a for of was sex Paris american embassy commanded Bolling Field Washington. D. The 3rd air Force the West coast Etc Center and finally the Etc. He became a major general in october 1942. Rake mor it pains happened a they fell silent. They were no older than the men around them but How could they explain the events which separated them at 23 and 24, from these uniformed men who have yet to find out what War Means soldiers in great Britain had just discovered a Roll out the barrel and a Shellza popping was an american institution when Robert Golay left Fredonia Kansas and Robe t Palmer said goodbye to 1500 West Reagan Street in Palestine Texas. That was the Start of a new decade and the end of youth for Many american boys. With the Raf Hie sky made two More conquests in Golay and Palmer and the army air forces put their love of flying to Good advantage. I just a month after sergeant go j Lay left fort Dix n. J. For Over seas he was on his first Mission i with the Raf Over the Low Conn i continued on Page two Post Heaters will be air conditioned the citation awarded sergeant Jones the medal a for extraordinary achievement while participating in More than 200 hours of anti submarine patrol a a and praised his own and fellow Crew members courage facing possible enemy planes hazardous flying conditions and poor visibility. Sergeant Jones came to Sheppard Field As an aviation Cadet. Eliminey and is waiting Here for materials for air conditioning of j reassignment. Before he left the 10th anti submarine Squadron for aviation Cadet training he was stationed at Galveston and had been with the 10th for eight months. He received radio training at All Post Heaters have been ordered and work on the project will behin with its arrival according to an announcement from the Oft ice of the Post Engineer this week. The new Cooling system an evaporated Type unit will Low Scott Field. Ii. Aud from octo-f1 temperature by the Heaters Ber 1941, until last january flew rom to to 15 degrees. The work on patrol missions ranging from will take 30 Days. A a a a a a i Nova Scotia to South of Cuba. Exacts pictorial of the week new courts martial ,Fost j�?od9e voc to Holce and court this week was Combine building no. S0j a a former Barrack. The upper floor is the n tarnished court room Embr night Mira i Mage be Butler Tokes the t. Fanni tenon from copt. J Ronold Johnson the Post judge Odd Cote. Chi Quot s. Sgt. Joe Dolan Here settles Down to clerical duties in the be. Field in administrative work is handled on the ground floor. Agents

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