Sheppard Field Texacts in Sheppard-Field, Texas
10 Jul 1943

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10 Jul 1943

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - July 10, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasPage two Sheppard Field exacts saturday july to 1943male Call by Milton Caniff creator of Terry and the pirates the boy in upper 13 in accepting this pass i understand to at i i aaa a Soldier at All times and subject to both civil and military a i must be temperate and not do anything in Public to disgrace myself or the copyright 1943 by Milton Caniff distr a a pa6s is a privilege and i May not get another one if i do not conduct myself properly. Quot june Mech of month is . Candelaria former artillerymen s. Sgt. Charles c. Candelaria 316th ass this week capped his army air forced career with the june a Mechanic of the month a award the sixth in the exacts sponsored competitions. With a score of too the faculty Board announced. Tied for runners up were sgt. Alfred Spong 317 ass and Cpl. Robert l. Martin 319th, who tied with scores of 98. Just out of Durango Colo., High school when his National guard out i it was called to Active duty in february 1941, 22-year-old Candelaria began his army life As a Field artillerymen at Camp fullest. Tenn. He transferred to the a of in april 1942, and went to Santa Ana calif., for aviation Cadet pre flight. Eliminated from this program in the primary training phases at Merced calif., Candelaria was sent to flexible gunnery school at Las vegas Nev. From gunnery school he was picked As one of a group of 35 soldiers part of a 400-Man Squadron to attend the Carlsbad. N. M., Bombardier navigator school. Advanced Bombardier navigator training followed this phase of his career at it. Myers Fla. From this Post he was transferred to Sheppard Field s am school. Take More pains no. I for june heroes continued from Faire one i tries. An aircraft armorer when he left training at Lowry Field Colo. Golay won his technical sergeants stripes As belly gunner in a-20 Light bombers flying with 1 the first american airmen to Cross the Channel with the Raf. When t. Sgt. Palmer took off i Hamilton Field. Calif., As Aerial Engineer his ship headed j f or Pearl Harbor and ran straight into the first Jap bombing. Ship j damaged and Gas Supply Low the Crew landed under strafing lire made what repairs they could. He was in the 19th bombardment group. A i never want to see another Day like that one. Said sergeant Palmer and he did not smile. A there were were our planes being blown into bits the runways being bombed into rubble and we could do nothing about bounces into air sergeant Golay nodded in agreement. He remembered a time when anti aircraft fired from the nazi guns on tile dutch coast caught the right motor of his ship and forced it Down to the ground at 350 Miles an hour. The ship badly gouged in the belly bounced High on the hostile ground and the Pilot gunned his one remaining motor. They had enough Power left to search out Hie target the de Kooey Ai drome drop their bombs and head Back for England. Ingeniously the Pilot found a wide dutch canal and flew Low inside it Wall winning Protection on the trip Home. A Whin aircraft comes Back that a badly damaged the line mechanics can do Little but Salvage parts from it. They Are damned Quick about that too a Golay said. Sergeant Palmer knows even More intimately the Job that line mechanics must do to Back up flying personnel. Many times the Crew he was flying with did its own repair work and All were suates of air plane Mechanic. He left Hawaii in Gebru a a by. A to a where the air bae consisted of 12 we Ith no i be Crew to n. Our own planes and riddled ships until seven Best in the Runnin Ator the june a Mechanic of Otie month contest sponsored by texans seven air plane mechanics students stood head and shoulders above the others the faculty Board named these men Best 1. S. Sgt. Charles c. Candelaria 316 ass score too. 2. Sgt. Alfred Spong 317 ass score 98. 3. Cpl. Robert l. Marlin 319 ass. Score 98. 4. S. Sgt. Martin l. Frank 314 ass score 96. 5. Cpl. Patrick j. Corcoran. 319 ass score 92. 6. Pfc. William d. St l Iltz matter 314 ass score 90. 7. Pfc. Herschel a. Wren 314 ass score 86. In line of duty. July i ratings boost 88 men seven rockers go North und units to v / i is. Sgt. Charles c. Candelaria. 319 ass the newest a Mechanic of the his was the Only score of too Iii the june Competition. Capped by Aerial engineers wings these eight ribbons Are worn by t. Sgt. Robert k. Palmer Veteran of 61 flying fortress missions Iii the South Pacific with the fabulous 19th bombardment group. He Snow in the 307 to for reclassification. The awards Are left to right top Row i Silver Star distinguished by a red Center Stripe bordered by two of White with Blue backgrounds at a Ali Side and White lines almost on each Edge. This medal is awarded for gallantry in action. 2 the renter ribbon top Row is the distinguished flying Cross with a duster second award. It has a Blue background with two White Border stripes and a red Center Stripe trimmed by two White lines. Palmer won the ribbon for Gallant action that rennet be revealed. The Cluster came for his 61 flying combat missions. 3 at top right is the 19th bombardment group citation ribbon. The Gold Wreath on Hie edges is for the special citation. The background is a Rich purple. Clusters designate major engagements of the group Java. Solomons new Guinea Philippines and Coral sea. 4 left Center Row is the Asiatic theater Campaign ribbon mostly yellow with two red stripes within White at the sides and red White and Blue lines through the Center. This is awarded for action in the Asiatic combat area especially the South Pacific. The two a a stars intricate two major engagements. 5 Center of Middle Row is the american theater Campaign ribbon for participating in action near american especially in Waters off the it. S. Coast. It is predominantly Blue with four White stripes two Blacks and a thin Blue line in the Center. 6 right Middle Row is the familiar Yellowish american defense medal with thin red White and Blue stripes near each Side. Soldiers Iii before Dee. 7, 1941, Wear it. 7 Bottom Row left is the Good conduct medal three White stripes on each Side set in a background of Rich red. This award is Given men for Good army service for the period of three years before Pearl Harbor or one year s service after Pearl Harbor. 8 Bottom Row right is the Veteran of foreign wars medal Given for participation Iii foreign combat. It is Blue at each Side with three Equi distantly spaced White stripes and two red stripes in the Center. At least 88 Sheppard Field enlisted men were made Happy this week with the announcement of promotions effective july i. Of this number Only seven rated staff ser Glancies All from North end units of the Post. Basic training reported Only i o u r promotions three Buck sergeants and one lonely Corporal. Other ratings were designated to special units As follows 937th quartermaster 2 technicians 5th Grade and i Corporal medical detachment 2 tech sergeants 2 staff sergeants 4 technicians 3d Grade 4 sergeants 8 technicians 4th Grade 4 corporals and 12 technicians 5th Grade 162d station Hospital. 2 stall sergeants i technician. 3d Grade 2 technicians 4th Grade 3 corporals and 9 technicians 5th Grade. 163d station Hospital 2 technic cans 3d Grade 2 technicians 4th Grade 3 corporals and la technicians 5th Grade. M take More pain. A Sheppard s Sharp shooters Christen new firing Range the holes got so bad we a took tin snips and Cut off the rag 941 men qualify 49 rate expert in week on Range out of 1,241 Etc soldiers firing on the Rifle Range during the week ending july 3, 49 qualified As sex i pelts 150 As sharpshooters and 742 As marksmen making a total i of 941. Or 75.8 per cent to qualify. This was 18.4 per cent More than qualified the previous week i the 31st Wing made up of the 301, 302, 303 and 304 training groups with 728 firings qualified 37 As expel t. 95 As sharpshooters and 456 As Mal Kosmen a total of 588 qualified or 80.8 per cent. The 32nd Wing consisting of the 305, 306, 307 and 308 training groups with 513 firing qualified 12 As experts 55 As sharpshooters to and 286 As marksmen a total qualification i of 353 men of 68.8 per cent. Said Palmer. 61 missions sixty one missions including raids on Lac Salamata and Rabaul followed palmers arrival in Australia and one Day his ship flew past the islands above Australia headed straight for tile Philippines. On Hie return trip the passengers included Gen. And mrs. Douglas Macarthur and their Young son. It was the exciting escape from Corregidor. Even the tension of the Macarthur trip cannot top. In palmers mind the last american raid on the japs at Clark Field outside of Manila. A we caught them Flat footed. We had three b-17s and about to b-25s. But no lighter cover. The Only lighters available three p-40s were out chasing japs a then just after we landed. Japs were All Over the sky our ship was on fire and bombs were sergeant Palmer smiled wryly. A fragmentation bomb hit about 20 Yards from our ship and blew up tile Gas tank Oil system Hydraulic system and wiring. We counted 200 holes in the wings and fun the Crew rep tired what damage they could d i to the rain of bombs and got t nip n the air Panrose infantry lid ii t staccato reports from carbines a los and Tommy guns reverberated across Sheppard Field s new firing Range for the first time today after maj. Frank Maguire Post Engineer waved the godhead signal for use of the 100-firing Point course. Located five Miles West of the Post and approximately one and one half Miles from the Iowa Park Road the new Range occupies an area one mile wide and three Miles Long. Range fire will be directed from Points too. 200. 300 and 500 Yards from the targets. With facilities greatly expanded holes in the lie pm a a Dess of qualifying Sheppard 1 Field men on the Range will be accelerated. From the Etc plans and training office came word that the old Range located about 14 Miles from the Field will remain in use for the present. Save More planes just ahead cd Advance on the we put wat system used t and All. And to the essential in we did t tape tin ged edges of the wings. Then we took the ship lurched Over bomb craters and won sumo lilt crossing a deep Canyon at Tho end of the Field. They skimmed Over the rim of a Hall and were away. A cams were terrific a while you were making last minute repairs to escape Jap planes our mechanics in England were working 20 and 22 hours a Day to keep our bombers in condition a Golay told his fellow ser j for 35 cents. Envelopes Are include Geant. A those men did a terrific de for mailing Job and every flight Crew member j the a camera trip tells the saluted Story of the Post from the sol pictures continued from Page one once again these Young old men lapsed into silence. They could have said More but talking loses its punch when it reminds a Man of things he wants to forget. Dierks Eye View from the time of his arrival in the Etc to the Day of graduation from the am school. On the red splashed front cover is an inspiring superimpose re the interview was suddenly at an of pvt Woody Dickerson former end. Behind the Saga of High and am student Here whose portrait venture in the Clouds Lay a Story j he flights the service club mural. Of Anonymous sacrifice and hard ship. There was no Bridge from that Story to the present the sergeants and their interviewers knew there was Little use prolonging the afternoon talk. Hydraulic Jye he is shown standing before the four bladed prop of a b-26 in i Gine. J captions for the photos Are presented in the form of a running letter each caption representing. A pertinent excerpt from a sol they a a a ked out Over 5 i Dierks letter to the folks at hmm Sun browned exas Plain around j cameramen assigned to the to Sheppard Field whole both Golay photographic Section and the 5b and Palmer Are awaiting reassign i Rajni Foj m reparation in mint within the army air forces shot a the Hundred or Best pictures these veterans of world War lain the Booklet. Captions am lighted cigarettes and said Good editing were handled by the pub j i. A a or is. Tank leaks i together Only in connections. A because we had no tape and no time. We a i Hope Sheppard Fields a. Students realize their responsibility. Many lives including their own depend on that a said Golay As they left. A 1. Lie relations office. Universal press of san Antonio punted the Booklet. Save More planes j buy War Bonds

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