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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - June 26, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Heid official publication of Sheppard i Elp a a of. 2, no. 29 Sheppard Field Texas saturday june 26, 1943 free to sole Fier Husban a flight engineers school the nazis break up the Home for the military state. Americans preserve the Home for posterity. Despite the fact that the preservation of the Home is the fundament attitude of every american Soldier the strength of personal ties sometimes overshadows the True picture of family welfare. Will Transfer off Post a i i i _. A c n in arvo to o r numerous examples of this fact Are occurring in the Vicinity of Sheppard Field and in Wichita Falls specifically. In a practical sense certain men of Sheppard Field a j. Fault. In an emotional sense these men Are misguided. Recently this command issued a memorandum in which facts about housing conditions in Wichita tails were outlined in detail. This outline of conditions stressed the immediate danger facing members of soldiers families especially wives with babies who Are finding themselves Straw de without shelter. This memorandum teas conceived in an educational spirit because the army of the United state realizes that men must be instructed As Well As commanded despite the military discipline which is essential not Only to ultimate Victory but also to the personal safety o every individual in uniform there is the inescapable fact that a soldiers emotions do not disappear just because his body is clothed in regulation Khaki. Nevertheless discipline of emotions is As great a necessity As discipline of action.,. No True american in or out of the army believes thar one Man can instruct another on How to a a feel about anything which is personal to him. That is a take nazi by which we Are stamping from the face of the Earth. Every american however believes that it is his duty to keep him self and his Fellows under emotional control in older to accomplish the great task which lies before us. To win this War a Well balanced Outlook and self discipline arc required of every member of the armed services. We regret to observe that events which have of cured in connection with the Wichita Falls housing situation Point either to a Lack of self discipline or to ignorance of the facts. The facts have now been made Clear in memorandum form to the Soldier who has Learned to discipline us emotions the statement of the facts is sufficient to the Soldier who still allows his heart to Rule his head the following questions Are presented do you Irish to have your wife and child stranded m depots at All hours of the night and Day exposed to hot weather without shelter unable to obtain proper food for infant nourishment is it your desire to bring upon you family a condition which parallels in Many i aspects t x Fate of mothers and children in invaded countries for whose Freedom we Are fight a Quot the answers Are obvious. No Man who wears the uniform of the army air forces can retain his self respect it As a responsible father he does not take Steps to obviate such occurrences which Are fatal to health and to All standards of decency. Ii also behoves every father in Khaki to make himself responsible for the emotional guidance of the members o. His family and to communicate with them regarding hous ing conditions. If it were possible from a practical standpoint this command would communicate directly with the families or All Sheppard Field soldiers hut this duty is yours As a Good Soldier and a Good american. It is strongly urged that you instruct your family to stay at Home. You must first adopt a sane attitude about the filiation. Then convince your relatives and dependents that the housing problem is a Star in reality. And smart too the Sheppard Field flight engineers school opened for training Only two months ago was ordered to a new airbase with sturdier Landing runway tip by aah in a Tole a. H. Arnold commanding general of the Aai in a Dtta n no Nee men t has not been made of the new location for the school but it was explained that Sheppard Fields runways could not withstand the heavy hk�o1 a landings by Ordinary four engine aircraft used As Hying classrooms for the flight engineers. Luscious Lovely intelligent Brunette Billie hallmark of Wichita Falls is one of the 350 co eds who la a Cut a rugs with Honor am students tonight at the collegiate dance in hangar no. I. I she s one of Texas i s i nut-1 Beautiful students of �?T43�?a Blue Bonnet Belles and led the business colleges graduating class this i Spring with 33 hours of a i grades. A later Telegram ordered military personnel administrative otters and enlisted men. Military instructors and other soldiers assigned to the school to Transfer immediately to the now airbase. Civilian technical advisors to administrative workers were ordered to follow shortly afterwards. The flight engineers who hate been training Here Are to become the third member of the Pilot navigator team aboard huge new super bombers. They will have Complete control of All instruments. Except those used in mane vering the giant Long Range aircraft soon to be used by the a of in Tobat. For flight Engineer officers the full training program consists of Basic air plane mechanics training at car Etc schools such As Sheppard Fields aviation Cadet Prei Light training ground engineering at Yale University a factory school training period Ana the final flight engineers courses see flight rage 2 Basic Branch ordered out of am school in keeping with a recant third District Headquarters order the am school changed its syllabus of instruction and eliminated that phase of instruction designated As the Basic Branch. This became Eft festive with the class which started am school on june 18. Under the new set up instructions in publications and forms formerly Given in this Branch will be Given in conjunction with in a Striction of equipment to which applicable throughout Hie course thus eliminating any exclusive per nods to this instruction. The change made it necessary to readjust other phases of the am course which is now divided into 12 phases in the following Headquarters advises Over crowded City of saturation Point Quot a a a a a a. Mph i Iii ply to make know the acute housing situation in Wichita Falls moved Post Headquarters to Issue a memorandum thursday describing the overcrowded conditions and mediately to make known the local housing situation through orientation lectures bulletin boards and other Means. Many return Home a in Many instances wives with sequence tools structures Hydraulic systems engines electrical systems Luel and Oil systems instruments propellers engine operations inspection. Graduation Field tests and Field training which include Canion luge. The length of the course remains the same and no change was made in the schedule for attending classes. Save More images warning soldiers of the disability of having relatives especially expectant wives of wives with infants visit them. The City. The memorandum said a accommodations for parents relatives wives and children of Sheppard in mad-1 infants have been forced to in Tum Home because of their inability to obtain lodging in any form or due to the fact that Hie husband has been transferred to another station in the meantime the memorandum explained. Soldiers were further urged to acquaint their relatives of the Des 307 to gels Parade trophy a for keeps Field and children Olsn enlisted men have reached Perate Coal Nous g the Tion saturation Point. The Situa has now become so drastic that Advance reservations Ai e practically unobtainable despite the efforts of the travellers Aid service and co operative citizens of Wichita Falls.1�?T Sci Del i Vax la iwas pointed out that Many wives and families of Sheppard Field soldiers fail to info r in soldiers they Are in route to Wichita Falls p a Survey of the situation disclosed that approximately 95 .1>er cent of the persons who follow commanding officers of Airport organizations were ordered pm soldiers to the Vicinity of Shep see overcrowded Page 2 the 307 to wednesday marched away with the Etc Parade trophy now a permanent fixture in then orderly room with a total of 1060 Points out of a possible 1,100. It was the third time the 307th finished at the top of the scoring sheets. Second place Parade honors this week went to the smooth functioning 302 to which tallied 1,040 j Points a a Bare 20 behind the champions. The 301 to placed third with 1,035 Points. Fourth place was Given the 304 to with i 1,015 Points fifth place ties with 995 Points went to the 303, 305 and 306 tags and sixth and last place was drawn by the 308 to which rated 985 Points. Housing problem is a Stark reality. Lorna Mauor to exact pictorial of the week. In tells two confused Young mothers ofter a Day g y she Cou in t get a room. I

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