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

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24 Jul 1943

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - July 24, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSaturday july 24, 1943sheppard Field exacts Page five mexican show at officers club tonight tonight at the officers club there will be an All mexican revue of mexican Talent from Dallas featuring Senorita Elissa Mercado the mexican Bombshell and seven other acts. A few of the feature performers Are Carmen Cervantez Singer Eva Rubio Rumba Mikey Barboza. Hje to dancer Antonio Hernandez guitar player Guirino Gonzales Bass fiddle Mac Gonzalez violinist. Another feature will be a championship Jitterbug Congo and Rumba contest to see which officers can dance the Quot Light fantastic Quot the Best. Prizes will be awarded the feminine partners. Judges will be selected from the dancing experts present. Music will be by the popular 10-piece Tenor dance orchestra and dancing will continue until 1 30 a. In. Varied mexican music will be played during the evening. �?1�?take More pains Busy j Ravelero Aid service is Hunting helpers More Volunteer workers Are needed for the Uso traveler s Aid service according to an announcement this week by mrs. Bob Stratton Bailey director of the organization. Who pointed out that Volunteer workers presently with the organization Are being overworked because of the tremendous number of persons seeking living quarters in Wichita Falls. The traveler said service maintains desks at the Lamar Street bus depot the railway depot and on the main floor of the Hamilton building their main office. Persons seeking living Quarter. Are asked to come to the main office 722 Lamar Street where a Complete file of rooms available is kept. Soldiers expecting relatives or visitors should make reservations for them in Advance preferably during the first of the week mrs. Bailey said. Traveler said desks Are open at the railway depot during train hours and at the Union bus depot and Hamilton building from 8 30 a. In. To to p. In. Week Days and sunday and from 8 30 a. In. Until 10 30 p. In. On saturdays. Take More pains a. You remember Bill j. used to be your office Aerial gunners flying out of England wearing steel protective vests enlisted men mho Are graduated Tram technical school As qualified radio operator mechanics radio operators radar operators bombardment air plane mechanics or bombardment armorer and who meet the physical requirements for Aerial gunners must take the seven weeks course in flexible gunnery. Therefore a Good Many exacts readers will be ordered to one of the flying training commands six flexible gunnery schools after graduation. Exacts believes you a like some inside information on the flexible gunnery schools. A bring sight seat is a weekly feature to provide that information. It is prepared by the Public relations office at technical training command Headquarters for exclusive distribution to All Camp newspapers at Basic training centers and technical schools having gunnery school quotas a a a eighth instalment a a or some weeks ago in a special interview for technical school and Basic training Center Camp newspapers sgt. William d. Clarke Veteran gunner Mechanic in the famous 19th bombardment group listed 13 advantages a gunner of a flying fortress has Over an attacking Pursuit ship. According to reports from England gunners of the u. S. Eighth air Force can add a 14th advantage to that list. These boys who Man the Cal. .50 destroyers in the Daylight Preci-1 i Ltd n pc police Tutor coaches 301 men in self defense something new has been added Colby Elbridge army talk this is an attempt to put into a Book the language that lives on the lips of fighting men of the United states. Stimulating and entertaining it is the Story of our army told in the stories of the word it uses. It is useful not Only to army men but for everybody interested in the army. Wintringham Thomas Henry the Story of weapons and tactics this is an analysis of land weapon their use. And the reasons for change in the weapons and the methods of their use. It goes through thousands of years in the past starting with the siege of Troy in order to make Clear the military meaning of the siege of Stalingrad. The author disapproves of making War a mysterious and secret business and attempts to explain the conduct of wars for the civilian whose principal business it now is. Spaulding Oliver Lyman warfare in this one volume history of warfare As it developed in past centuries is the outline of the science of War. In it can be found the background of the principles of strategy and tactics being used today by the staffs of the United nations and by a treacherous enemy. As a study of military methods from the earliest times it is one of the Best books yet written on warfare. Save More planes buy War Bonds by Perkis Perkins if you have been on a bivouac and could t write to your lady or have just Plain neglected it in the lethargy of these hot Days and nights then one of the newest sentimental Knickknacks of Appeal to her will be a heart locket which snaps open to show you picture nestled close to hers. La she has been Ever so piqued Over your apparent neglect this Little gift will a fix Quot everything. A a a done to bother with a Towel As you come out of the Shower. Just pull on a snowy White Robe purchased from Exchange no. 2. These Robes Are made of a Terry Quot cloth which is the same As turkish towering of will find that As the moisture of your body is absorbed by this neat garment you will actually feel cooler than when clothed Only in natures attire. Men in North Africa Are learning this trick of coolness from the natives who for centuries have worn layers upon layers of Loose fitting garments for insulation against the intense inhuman heat of the desert. A any medical Man will Tell you that sunburn is not to be treated lightly so Why done to you be smart and not have to treat it at All. But merely prevent it by applying any one of the number of creams lotions or oils to be purchased for a few cents. We would suggest a lotion or Cream in preference to an Oil. Since they will not stain your clothing but can be applied before you leave the Barracks for the Day. A a a we Are glad to announce that an order of to Quot shirts has been successfully placed which should be sufficient to Supply All your demands. They will soon be on Sale at practically every Exchange on this Field and can be purchased by you individually or collectively through your Squadron. A a a use a Good Oil or soap shampoo As often As you think of it this hot weather. Your Scalp will respond and your hair will escape that Dull Gummy look so often created by hot weather and dust. A your Exchange will appreciate your co operation in forming lines in front of fountains when purchasing ice Cream and Sott drinks. A line makes it possible for the clerk to serve everyone More quickly and efficiently. It is the Only fair procedure. Both for yourself and the other Man. Air a Saacs and nurses will find a limited Supply of Sun glasses at Exchange no. 2. The old reluctance to Wear glasses based on the belief that Talfey Are unattractive is eliminated by these Cutie up to the minute frames. Priced at a minimum you will find they Are fitted into Beautiful leather cases which will slip unnoticed into your purse. A Irir newest books which have just arrived for Sale at Exchange counters Are a Universal machinists handbook Quot containing a vast amount of valuable information including tables formulas and data on All mechanical problems. It will be particularly interesting to repair Crews since it includes gasoline motor and diesel engine sections. A aviation mechanics simplified Quot which is popular because it is written by experts in simple Layman s language and has Over 700 illustrations. Other books you will want to own Are a bombs away Quot by Steinbeck and the a flying tigers Quot by Whelan. These Are just a few of the Good books coming in is fast Orchis a an be til lect., Rva notes by to r. D. Mcclintock Natl. Deputy chief of staff Sion bombing raids Over hitlers a of stung Europa Quot Wear a protective Armor reminiscent of the Coats of mail worn by the knights of King Arthurs court. The Armor is a 16-Pound sleeveless Vest of manganese steel. It is made by attaching overlapping squares of 16 to the instructional program of gauge steel to a Canvas Vest. It the 301st training group Coni gives Complete coverage to Back handed by capt. Leland p. Smith and Chest and provides excellent its Jiu Jitsu with a few twists Protection against fragments of added by american ingenuity Cannon Shell and ack ack fire. A i the class is conducted each London firm which has special morning by pvt. Charles Harris sized in Armor since 1772 Manu or a former member of the lectures this new Type of Kansas City police Force who j also taught Fri agents the tricks fishing is a favorite sport of of Seh defense gunnery students at the schools instruction Lor close in fighting near the Gulf of Mexico. But. 18 a even 301st soldiers in advanced Leslie Sturms hauled Iii a tre phases Basic training. Tumbling Mendouse shark alter a two hour Liness As a conditioner for a struggle in in the Gulf near it. A it Eil us Tsu prowess. Myers the other Day. If you re As signed to Buckingham or Tyndall Field or Laredo or Harlingen Texas you la probably get a Chance to indulge in some Dee sea fishing. A a j gunnery students generally agree that their first a air to air j firing Mission gives them their greatest thrill and is More fun than All that follow. You make that first trip in an at-6. You ride backwards in the cockpit to i the rear of the Pilot. Dressed in a flying suit with helmet goggles headphones and a a Mae West a i life jacket you manipulate your free living Cal. .30 machine gun from a standing position As the Little ship roars off into the wild Blue yonder. You re not expected to hit anything on this Mission. It s called a a splash run Quot at schools like Buckingham and Tyndall Field where ifs flown Low Over the Blue Waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Your Pilot will take you skimming Over the Gulf at 500 feet or lower and you have a carte Blanche Quot to Blaze away at anything you see Birds Sharks or floating debris. Many a tall tale is spun in student Barracks after these a splash a a a some of the Best pilots in the business will be your chauffeurs in your a air to air Quot firing mis j Sions during your last two weeks of gunnery training. Gunnery students at All six of the aah flexible gunnery school repeatedly express the utmost Confidence in the men who Pilot the at-6s and i at-18s. Typical reason for this is the fact that gunnery school pilots Are required to maintain a razor Sharp Edge on their flying technique. Four link trainers have been installed recently at the school at Buckingham army air Field near it. Myers. Florida. Buckingham pilots Are required to a work out Quot on the trainers several hours each month. Lake More pains 308 to private wins $20 has to split it four ways pvt. Harry Kahn 308 to. Attended a broadcast last saturday night of a a what a your name sol Dier Quot and earned the distinction of winning a $25 War Bond prize for guessing the titles of orchestrated music. But he won t be collecting All of it. The idea is that when the Soldier wins the men from the same Post who have the same name As the Winner share in the spoils. Now. Besides Harry. There is Alfred Kahn 162 station Hospital Harold Kahn 313 ass. And Herman Kahn. 301 to. Those Lucky lads will each gather $5 in War Stamps. some of you have said a a you be told us what the regular veterans association stands for what its objects Are and who May join. Now what has the a done that warrants the High Praise you be been giving it and what will it be doing in the future Quot All right Fellows you be asked for it. A very few of the very Many things the . Has done for you and me and thousands of others just like us Are As follows the . Has secured enactment of the 75 per cent physical disability Bill which increased the pensions of some 37.000 line of duty disabled regulars and gives far More Protection to enlisted men now in the services it ha.-, secured enactment of legislation increasing the pensions of widows and dependents of deceased disabled regulars obtained a $100 burial allowance and the free Issue of the Flag in cases of list a of duty deceased disabled regulars sponsored legislation making the pension Laws applicable to All men and their dependents who served in the coast guard prior to 1930 co operated in the enactment of the 20-year disability retirement Law for enlisted men of the army co operated in the passage of Bills increasing the pay of officers warrant officers and enlisted men of the army. Navy Marine corps and coast guard caused All first sergeants to be advanced to the first pay Grade obtained Field rank for commissioned officers of the army medical administrative corps secured Good conduct medals for enlisted men of the army sponsored legislation for additional pay for officers warrant officers and enlisted men in foreign service initiated legislation extending the six months gratuity benefits to the beneficiaries of All deceased officers warrant officers and enlisted men who die while in Fie Active service and prevented the abolishment of civil service preference for regulars. Morning movie matinee time changes monday morning matinees at Post theater no. I will Start at la a. In. Daily a half hour later a beginning monday it was announced this week

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