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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - March 27, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Fie Dvo. 2, no. 16 Sheppard Field Texas saturday March 27, 1943 three Sheppard Field men see Europe Africa China action Santoro gets air medal Cluster Riley is vet of 26 Tunisia raids Yarbery describes flying tigers 9mmm? Mai too Busy fighting. S. Soi. A. L. Santoro trained Hen. B-17 runner Iii England get two major awards. S. Sgt. Anthony l. Santoro �5. Formerly attached to the 409th ass and the 312th ass Here has been awarded the a medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster for Tieric action As an Aerial gunner in a b-17 raid on Lille France according to recent press dispatches. The first known Sheppard Field trained Soldier to receive a major decoration Santoro was Waist gunner aboard a flying fort during Hie occupied France raid in november. He is a native of Houston. The press dispatch declared a despite a dead engine a Wing tip a rolled up like a sardine can and half Frozen rudder controls the fortress Crew knocked out four to eight of the enemy planes and made it safely Back to England in command and at the controls of the four engine bomber was la. Robert Riordan also of Houston who ordered his Crew to bail out but discovered they were too Busy fighting approx i frn Tely 30 Focke Wulf 190 s on the return trip. Santoro arrived in England about january i. He enlisted in the air forces approximately 13 months ago. He received his Basic training and air plane mechanics training at Sheppard Field and his gunnery training at Harlingen. Texas gunnery school. $2.10 for cigarettes alot More cuts. Pvt. Glenn Yarbery now at Sheppard Field was am with chinese flying tigers i months. After 22 months foreign service with Quot the flying tigers a famous american Volunteer group Glenn Yarbery 26, 304th to was called into the u. S. Army shortly after returning to America from overseas starting at the Bottom again with Basic training. Private Yarberry first entered the army in 1939 after leaving Junior College Russellville Ark., where he was a football track and baseball Star. After studying air plane me see Yarbery Page to a Luke More pain a first b-25 Crew c chiefs the first Sheppard Field trained Crew chiefs to accompany b-25s from the Inglewood calif., factory were announced recently in Quot skywriter a a North american aviation inc., publication. All Are former members of the 313th ass. They Are Collie v. Beaver Benton Ark. William a. Young Oklahoma City Donald i. Mcleod Austin Tex. Harry d. Forrest los Angeles. Henry b. Everheart Sylvester Tex. R Ussell w. Bush Pittsburgh a. Sgt. Robert k. I lev onetime Drill instructor was Aerial gunner in a-20-As on 3 1 i Tunisia bombing missions. J a a a Veteran of 26 bombing raids Over Tunisia gunner sgt. Robert k. Riley 22, a former Drill instructor at Sheppard Field in the old 402nd ass now the 302nd training group said Here this week that american successes in North Africa Are due to air plane i mechanics who a a really know their sergeant Riley landed in Tunisia on november 15 four Days after the big North african invasion began. He is Back in the u. S. To instruct classes in Aerial flexible i gunnery at will Rogers t held. Oklahoma City. In Wichita Falls lie i spent a Low hours visiting old friends. His two Campaign ribbons the Blue striped medial of Campaign of England in the Over occupied Europe and i Green striped ribbon of the North african Campaign. Riley has seen 12 months of overseas duty with the u. S. Army air forces. His attack bomb i Squadron of a-20-As havoc fought Over Holland. Belgium France the English Channel England and finally in Tunisia. Quot our Success was due to the mechanics in our outfit in Africa. See Riley Page ice Are the air tin the stories of three fighting Sheppard Field fighters turned up this week. One was awarded the air medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster another is Back in the United states after flying on 26 tunisian bombing and strafing missions and a third described 22 months As an air plane Mechanic with the chinese flying tigers. Biggest Story was about s. Sgt. Anthony Santoro trained Here in the 409th and 312th technical school squadrons who Aerial gunned he Way to the High decorations the air medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster for helping fight off 30 Folke Duff fighters Over Fille France from the Waist gunners spot aboard a b it. He is the first known Shep Pard Field Man to receive a major decoration for gallantly in action. Sgt. Bob Riley one time Drill instructor in the Etc who came Back this week to will Rogers Field to instinct gunnery a id the Success of his attack Bombei Squadron of a-20 As was due to air plane mechanics a who knew All the his outfit w As first to attack occupied Europe. And pvt. Glenn Yarbery now in the 304th to Here described 22 months w Ith general Claire Chennault s chinese flying tigers As an air plane Mechanic. Eleven men w Ith him were strafed to death in his baptism of tire Nom Tho japs. Major Duke gets Silver leaves promotions came this week for eight Sheppard Field officers including the advancement of maj. J. E. Duke jr., Post adjutant and personnel officer to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Colonel Duke has been on duty at Sheppard Field since july 1942, when he was its assistant adjutant. He was named Post adjutant last october. Others promoted were maj. Clarence h. Boswell chief of medical service now a lieutenant colonel and it. Ebon h. Alexander medical detachment to Captain. Other important Post Headquarters promotions affected Apt. Carl Walker assistant personnel officer who now wears the leaves see major Duke Page to exacts pictorial of the week i you re hired the civilian employment office i ail important unit of Sheppard Field. La this picture strip a few scenes Are shown of one of the busiest departments on i Post. In the picture to the left maj. Beman g. Dawes Post civilian employment officer is advising a soldiers wife How to obtain employment. The renter photo shows several women applicants being assisted in filling out forms while n e right hand picture Are a number of payroll clerks a a figuring thing out on one of the office Walls and it works so help us

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