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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - July 24, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasPage two Sheppard Field exacts saturday july 24, 1943 male Call by Milton Caniff creator of Terry and the pirates it this Quot main body Quot needs Protection you n jokers Are 6oin0 to be my Advance 6uarp 1 now Forward Hurch i a a eyes front flank coverage wac major inspects new training Wing arrives from St. Petersburg Etc no. 6 maj. Emily Davis a ranking staff officer right inspected the Sheppard Field wac detachment this week. To detachment commanding officer id. Edythe White Cen ter she paid High compliments for important army work Well done. Mere major Davis and lieutenant White visit pm. Duel t. Tjader confined to the station Hospital for surgery on her Arm. Seek original marching song of Sheppard Field free a $25 War Bond you can win one by just using a few minutes of your spare time. Here s the idea a contest is being sponsored in cooperation with the sing ing program on the Field and the aviation cadets quotas unlimited the demand for highly qualified Sheppard Field soldiers to become aviation cadets flying Crew is unlimited it. Elmer Ward recorder of the a Board Here announced yesterday. A a in a unable even to approach filling the demands Lor Good men who can qualify a he said. He added that applications this week have dropped to Quot almost interested soldiers were and ised by lieutenant Ward that refresher study of certain academic subjects a physics current events and mathematics would improve the applicants chances for a higher score in the screening test. It was further explained that the present program cd eliminate within the ing a High percentage of aviation urged this cadets or pre cadets before they win their wings has been found the Best method to Supply top Ca Libre pilots Bombardier and navigator. Goal is to get a Good marching song about Sheppard Field. Write Down a few of the things you want to remember or some of the things you can to forget and then set them to music. Just follow these simple rules and the War Bond is practically in your pocket 1. Contest starts monday july 26, and ends monday aug. 23. All entries must be on the desk of the morale singing officer by 5 p. In. Aug. 23 in order to be considered. 2. The contest is open to All enlisted men except those who work for the special service office. 3. Both words and the music must be original. 4. The decision of the judges will be final and entries will not be returned. Take More pains a parking i Les cited officers and enlisted men to operate automobiles limits of the Post were week to Park at least away i rom Street repair work now being done by men from the Post engineers staff. The project will be under Way for several weeks. One Block Sheppard Field quotas for pcs at newest Low Quot we Are Down to Rock Bottom a thus. It. Leonard r. Sauble. Recorder of the Sheppard Field officer candidate Board expressed the situation concerning enlisted menus quotas for Transfer to All officer candidate schools. For Over two months lieutenant Sauble pointed out no quota request for candidates has been received hum an army ground forces pcs. Quotas received Here in the last two weeks have requested six men for the aah administrative oct at Miami Beach one for physical i training Miami Beach two for army administrative two for medical corps administrative and one for ordnance. Lieutenant Sauble explained that 180 enlisted men comprise the Sheppard Field s Reserve Pool for oct quotas. A the majority of these men Are highly qualified for officer training a he added. Regarding the expanded oct courses now Lour months he said a the Lour month training program has not slowed up applications Here but it has apparently slowed up the quotas we receive. As to the future there is nothing definite. We still cannot hold a qualified Man from being transferred off the Post before he is sent to an writer continued from Page one one knew w hat kind of storms the repair ships might have to Fly j through. I stood in the pilots room at operations at a Job clock that sunday morning while officers of the j flight a a briefed the trip. Around j the desk were major la Salle. J Captain Brown Captain Ryan and it. Richard Ivey and flight of j fiver d. E. Webb from the South Plains Texas advanced glider school Only such school in the u. were sent by their commanding officer col. Norman b. Olsen to Pilot the second glider and lieutenants u. S. Algee j and Ralph c. Alexander pilots of i the c-47 Tow ships with their co j pilots lieutenants Marvin a. Leis j and Robert e. Hinga. All of the j Laurinburg Maxton army air base. Four men were to ride in each j glider. With major la Salle and Captain Ryan in the Lead glider were a Crew Chiel and myself. The Tow ships carried student mechanics from Sheppard Field to help the Crew chiefs with the big Job of caring for six auxiliary Gas i tanks in the cargo and passenger space within Hie c-47s. After a wild scramble i finally i snagged a Parachute adjusted it. J and climbed into the Gilder. My seat was just behind Captain Ryan in tile nose of the glider. It was 10 25 of clock and the Texas Sun was brightly celebrating our Takeoff. A Cross wind was blowing but the weather report from operations was Good. Hungry and cold a Hail of gravel hit the plexiglass front of the glider but ended As the Tow ship left the ground. The Nylon Tow rope which will pull a 9000-Pound Load tightened under our 7700-Pound pressure then relaxed a bit. The flight had begun. In live minutes we gained 1600 feet. A an hour later we were up at 6000. And i suddenly realized that i had missed breakfast somewhere along the Way. Huge sandwiches from the mess Hall were Welcome 1 and As i munched. I realized that hunger was the main cause of a faintly Emerald look w h i c h plagued my until then. Captain Ryan and i poured each other cups of water from the big thermos Jug. We did a bad Job of it. I spilled the water first but he spilled More of it. It was about this time although most of u did no to realize it until after the flight that in the Tow ship ahead the Crew was in the Middle of a dangerous Job. Gasoline i rom the front Cabin auxiliary tanks drained Back to the i rear tanks and the gasoline in the rear Cabin tanks would not flow to the engine. The rear tanks weighing 600 pounds each were hoisted up to the front of the Cabin and Gas was siphoned into i he front Cabin tanks with the Aid of the Only rubber tube on the ship a the Relief tube from the lavatory. Without gasoline from the rear tanks tile Hight would have ended at Montgomery a a routine glider flight instead of a world record. It is hard to hear on a glider. Everybody sounds like Donald Duck but after a while one gets used to the difficulty. At 5 15 Atter measuring an aeronautical Chart and fiddling w Ith what looked like a slide Rule built on the Bias an Aerial dead reckoning computer a major Lasalle an the 63rd training Wing which arrived Here this week with six cadres of officers and enlisted men from the St. Petersburg Fla. Etc no. 6, began Friday preparing to receive soldiers for Basic aah training col. Ira r. Koenig Etc commanding officer. Announced. The Wing includes six units the 601 to 605 to 609 to 612 to 77 mess Squadron and the 63rd training wings he. --4> amp he. Detachment All under command of col. Edmund h. Levy a Field artillery Veteran of the world War. Bounced that at 5 30 the flight would pass Over Atlanta. The georgian City was a Milestone on the trip because at that Point the Raf glider towing record wa1 shattered. Sudden storm the flight was uneventful until 6 o clock when the sky grew slate Gray and vertical lightning flashes like an old fashioned Light bulb filament flickered a storm warning. The Cloud formation was in Headquarters for the new arrivals on the Field is building 576. The training groups and other units will occupy Sheppard Field areas it u and p. Colonel Levy explained that training groups in the 63rd training Wing will get pre flight men All types of Cadet and pcs Eli i Pressie a sooty Gray canopy nees to overseas veterans Here for which ended Short of the horizon where the sky gleamed Silver. Then suddenly the storm was upon the ship. Reclassification and War service training trainees. The latter group is one for civilian reservists called into the army under civil Aero we bounced a like a r u b b e r j Nautis authority orders for flight Ball a according to one of the Crew j training. On the other Glide but none of the Etc Here will increase its our stoutly fastened equipment facilities for training men by a moved. I he Crew chief a Chunky to Airco when the 63rd training sergeant with a Burr haircut Vang begins to receive soldiers for whom everybody called a Shady training. It will function in a Layne put thumb to forefinger i manner parallel to the present 31st and gestured at our pilots As it i and 32nd wings. To say a with them everything is j _. A a a ii a a originally the 601. 605 and 609 tags were located at Keester Field. After the storm in Georgia we the2 to was activated at Etc were on the last leg of our Jour jj0> 6 St. Petersburg March i. Ney but we were in tor some i _ More buffeting. Past Lake Mur j Ray an aimless pattern of Waler 1 in. The c-47s got out of the Way stretching out to the South Caro until the glider landings were Lina horizon we ran into another storm and rain. The Riding was even More rough than before and rain hit the front of the ship and completed. Then they made their Graceful Way Down the runway. I glanced at my wrist watch. We bad made tile flight in 9 hours made weird Little Uphill streams and 17 minutes and it had been on the plexiglass. 0 a Happy i wrapped my my head Carne close to the roof j self in some of the importance of of the Interior a couple of times but the storm tossed sky was not As bad As i had expected. I was surprised when toe major told me later that we had come through a very rough area. The trip As a Veteran of this Long distance flight but the real veterans the repair shop gliders had set one record for endurance flight and were ready to set others As a first aids stations for the Tow ships nosed Down gliders cracked up in action to through the rain hampered by bile repair ships which can reach i poor visibility and the dark seek the scene of operations and i cing a lower Elevation. The gliders condition the gliders in the Field. Were to come in at about 1.500 j As Captain Brown said the idea feet and Cut Loose. Shortly after of these Mobile units May easily 8 30, major la Salle pulled the be applied to fighter and bomber i Tow release and the glider was in repair ships and to miniature hos i free flight. In the rain washed Pital and first Aid stations which i Glare of the runway floodlight May be flown wherever the needs the glider Cut through the Damp of the u. S. Army air forces Dic dark night sought out the con Tate. No longer will the repair Crete and we wound up almost in shops and nursing care necessary front of operations office. We All to men and machines in front line climbed out to watch the sister warfare need to be any farther ship Cut Loose and Glide in. Then Avay than a glider can land. And i realized How Tricky had been these Hardy Craft can land almost the weather conditions we landed anywhere. Last Cadet school now closed the last existing aviation Cadet ground Crew school was announced As closed this week to applicants without air plane mechanics training in a technical school. It. Elmer Ward a Board recorder an bounced. A applications for this school will still be received but the men will have no Opportunity for Transfer to it for approximately a year or More a lieutenant Ward pointed out. Only one recent applicant has been approved by aah Headquarters in Washington. D. C. Other applications during the past several weeks have been returned to the Sheppard Field Board with the statement that no action can be anticipated for Over 12 months it was explained. Lieutenant Ward said that applicants will no longer be granted waivers on College educational backgrounds in applications to the i aah maintenance engineers i schools. No less than three full years of College engineering will be accepted now for the future time of the school s re of Peng. Other ground Crew aviation Cadet schools photographic communications and meteorology have already been closed. This action does not apply to the customary i appointment of aah maintenance engineering cadets from the ranks of highly qualified am graduates on the Post. This system is administered by the Post faculty Board

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