Sheppard Field Texacts in Sheppard-Field, Texas
6 Mar 1943

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6 Mar 1943

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - March 06, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSaturday March 6, 1943sheppard Field exacts Page Lvi sate Post lauds general Weaver writer says a the does More to keep Mem Hying than anybody else on Earth a the does More to a keep Mem flying than anybody else on so declared John t Whitaker in this weeks March 6 Issue of the saturday evening Post to describe the work of maj. Gen. Walter heed Weaver commanding general of the army air fore Ltd and the aft to is one of a series appearing in the poet under Quot the generals a your chief Mal. Gen. Walter Reed Weaver commanding general of the aft to. I training to become aircraft mechanics in Gas masks with rifles Slung Over their backs these two Sheppard Field trainees Here show one of the phases of training in the Yvo aftic under simulated combat conditions. Writes Whitaker a Stern with the men under him general Weaver is even More unrelenting in going after an objective. He is the Man who startled Many High officials by leasing the palatial resort hotels of Miami Beach Atlantic City Chicago and almost a Hundred Points North South East and West. Gets things done. A Ohhad to have quarters and lecture Halls and airfields in a hurry. It. Gen. H. Ii. Arnold commanding the army air forces asked Weaver How Long it would take him to open the first officers candidate school. A today is wednesday a said Weaver. A can you give me until next monday officers and enlisted men in Hie aft to Are familiar with the Success general Veaver has had in starting the Ball rolling. He has produced results Victory winning results in a Long string. A the shortage which crippled us the United states last Spring does not exist today. In schools All Over american one Hundred of them opened since last i february we have trained men in uniform to repair and reassemble the mighty motors the complicated Hydraulic gun turrets the involved super chargers a observed Whitaker in his article. Whitaker traces the course of general weavers career through j Virginia military Institute where the general first became acquainted with chief of staff Gen. George c Marshall. After three years there general Weaver was appointed As a Cadet at West Point. Wrote Whitaker a when world War i came Captain it Neaver asked for action in France. Instead the War department transferred him from the infantry to the signal corps promoted him to major and informed him that overnight he had become an aviation of this part of his career general Weaver remarked a you were an expert then if you could pronounce Aileron and Learned to Fly. A after the War Weaver thought he ought to learn to Fly. He trained at March Field calif., in 1920, and qualified As a bombardment Pilot at Kelly Field Texas the following year. He was assigned in 1932 As chief of the plans division office of Hie chief of the air corps. At the Start of this War general Weaver was commandant of the air corps tactical school at Maxwell Field Ala. And in 19-10 he was named to head the Southeast air corps training Center which he expanded to 60 Basic primary and advanced flying training schools from an original number of five. For a w Hile general Eaver was acting chief of the air corps in the absence of maj. Gen. George h. Brett who went to the Southwest Pacific after Pearl Harbor. In March of 1942, when Gen. H. H. Arnold became commanding general of the army air forces general Weaver was moved to head the training of technicians not flyers. Said general Weaver to writer Whitaker a this technical training is the biggest thing in the country. There s no Flag waving no medal pinning. But these ground Crew men Are most essential when you understand an air Force. There can be no sustained air Effort without efficient main Here general Weaver lauded in the March 6 saturday evening Post is shown at Sheppard Field inspecting a bar rack. He has been known to Tell his men a you be got to deliver or up tie a can to your tenancy. The a keeping of the Faith Between the air Crew and the ground Crew is one of the unwritten Law of aviation. Leave me out. I m at the Sunset now. Write about my explaining the vast Job of organizing the technical training command general Weaver explained a we just geared to the Assembly line of aircraft production. When Industry went to three shifts every 24 hours so did general Weaver according to the author of the Post article is famed for his Stock reply to officers who complain that something is too difficult. He has been know n to 3ay to complainers a what Are you squawking about they Arentt shooting at you Are they you Aren t working under bombs Are you a tile Job of producing 15 ground Crew men for everyone of the 60,-000 planes scheduled for production in 1942�?a total of 1,000,000 trained men was the Job maj. Gen. Walter r. Weaver accomplished last year. To meet the needs of the total of 185,000 plane scheduled for production this year 70,000 trainees Are being enrolled daily according to writer Whitaker. A sat m it a 1�?Tliinm�? data sought on religious rites the office of the chief of chaplains Washington d. C., is anxious to obtain information regarding any religious rites performed off the Post which a feet the personnel of Sheppard Fieldi this includes marriages baptism funerals Etc. Anyone having this information is urged to report it to the Squadron chaplain or to the office Ai the Post chaplain Post Chapel not i bldg. 540. Landing at the Sheppard Field air Field on an inspection tour. General Weaver was greeted by the Post commander col. H. B. Clagett and col. Lewis Dayton former Post executive officer. The armed Honor guard in two double files stood on the ramp Side of the Post operations hangar in his own command plane general Weaver and his staff had flown originally from aft to Headquarters at Knoll Wool Field North Carolina

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