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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives May 29 1943, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - May 29, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard find official publication of Sheppard Field Sheppard Field Texas saturday May 29, 1943 free maj. Carlton Harrod darned Post chaplain maj. Carlton w. Harrod fort Vayne lad., former Wing Chaplin of the 50th troop Carrier command was assigned this week o Sheppard Field As Post Chaplin. Major Harrod commissioned s a Reserve officer 1936, was signed to the army air forces 1939. Previous to coming to Heppard Field he served at fort Ogan colo., Hamilton Field alif., and while Wing commander nth the 50th troop Carrier Cornland headquartered at Sedalia to. The Carrier command has Inee transferred its Headquarters 3 Camp Mccall. C. Chaplain Harrod is a graduate Taylor University Upland id., and of the Garret biblical Institute at Evanston 111. He also attended the army chaplain school at Harvard University. At Aylor University he was a is state of chaplain Travis Lardy. Who also is stationed Here. civilian life chaplain Harrod Ras a minister the North Iana conference of the meth dist Church for seven years. He is married and has a Daugher Linda Lee 3 years old. Save More planes a Beauty parlor for Isaacs opened Here a Beauty parlor was opened this peek the 116th a a headwaters company recreation Hall. The shop will be opened from i a. . To 9a. . Each Day. Two civilian Beauty operators Are Barge of the new Enterprise. Exacts graphic Section with this week s Issue of exacts the editors present their first four Page graphic Section keeping with a policy to give Sheppard i id soldiers the Best Post newspapers. This graphic Section will be a regular supplement to exacts with the last Issue of each month. Unlike exacts which is printed off the Post the graphic Section was done its entirety by members of the Sheppard Field reproduction Section from layout to the finished product. Ration plan explained for armed forces split second aircraft recognition training for Etc am soldiers air plane mechanics students and Basic training Center soldiers will begin within two weeks attending courses of at least 20 hours the recognition of aircraft under simulated combat conditions officials More promotions for enlisted men additional promotions for Sheppard Field enlisted men were announced this week by Post Headquarters following close the heels of a mass promotion order of last week. This weeks order added chevrons and More pay for 57 enlisted men 30 special unite and detachments and 27 the Basic training Center. The list included 3 master sergeants 2 tech sergeants 3 staff sergeants 2 sergeants 8 corporals i technician 4th Grade and la technicians. the Basic training Center All of the 27 men the order were promoted from Buck to staff sergeant. Soldiers warned about Oom shortage City 1 mrs. Rob s. Bailey director of the Uso travellers Aid service Wichta Falls yesterday warned Sheppard Field soldiers that acute housing shortage Here demands advanced planning by ervice men for their guests. A it is imperative a said mrs. Bailey a that relatives including wives and friends of soldiers retrain from a dropping to visit the Soldier without making Advance room although Wichita Falls citizens have been generous sharing their Homes with soldiers from Sheppard Field the demand for housing facilities at present nearly exceeds the Supply of rooms Avail Able. Mrs. Bailey said that 95 per cent of the persons coming Here to visit soldiers Are wives and of that number 85 per cent Are seek ing permanent living quarters. View of this the Active a rooms available list is swiftly diminishes Rabove All things women with babies especially formula babies needing Kitchen privileges should have housing arrangements made for them before arriving she said continued Page nine while Many Sheppard Field officers and enlisted men receiving separate rations have been wondering How they can obtain War ration Book no. 3 for their own use a statement from the Deputy administrator charge of rationing gave the reason for the delay issuing this Book to members of the armed forces. his statement the Deputy administrator said a there is no intention whatever to withhold ration Book no. 3 from members of the armed forces who Are stationed the United states when the next ration Book is actually put to use. A however since it is anticipated that Many members of these forces now the United states will be stationed elsewhere when j the Book is needed to buy rationed commodities it seemed simpler to j postpone issuance of the Book to this group until the Date of its use had been determined. A it is also probable that a change military assignment the United states will affect eligibility for Book no. 3 when its purpose has been finally determined a. The Board promised that a simple method for issuing this Book would be worked out shortly and that the meantime members of the armed forces were reminded that this Lesti lotion did not apply to members of their families. They like All other civilians were urged to make out their applications for Bonk no. 3 and mail them to designated mailing centers Between june i and june to. Announced Friday. Instructors courses began this week. Film projection slide sets will be used to a Flash a or a blink High Speed action photos of both Allied and Axis combat aircraft movie Type screens at from l-75th second to three seconds Speed. Later movies and film strips May be added As training mediums. I the two Sheppard Field aircraft i recognition courses seek to produce soldiers a the ability to see i More effectively Shorter time i a memorandum from the Aai school of applied tactics or i Lando fla., Points out. A a. Knowledge of identification characteristics without the visual alertness to use it is of Little value the directive explains. J its. T. A. Bravos 32nd w my �?�7 a. . To 2 p. . And 2 3u p. . A and Michael a. Filice to 9 30 p. . To visual Aid department the tech another change the present school will head the train crud pets Sun-111 a. Technical school adopts change schedule june i effective june i the aviation mechanics and glider maintenance schools will go a new schedule according to announcement made yesterday by it. Col. Bruce von g. Scott director of training. Under the new program the Midnight to 7 a. . Shift will be eliminated and students will go to classes divided into two groups a. . To 2 p. . And 2 30 p. . Schedule gives All students Sun-1-&Quot programs but non commis Day off with the school closed Imp r1 a from 9 30 p. . Saturday until 7 a. . Monday. The change of shifts will either be made every 14 or 28 Days school officials revealed. Enlisted men and instructors saw the change As a direct Benefit improving their sleeping hours giving them a sunday Holiday and aiding chaplains conducting Post Church services. I signed officers will assist classes and demonstrations. Both officers Are graduates of the applied tactics school. The Sheppard Field courses will Force students to see the images of planes cast screens As a whole rather than As a series of parts to be Analysed individually. It will assist air Crews and ground continued Page nine comprehensive program for three Post bands a Complete band training and group singing program will be started at Sheppard Field immediately which will bring the Fields three military bands under one Active officer out of which will be formed radio dance Sti my and hillbilly orchestras As Well As special entertainment group. This program is being instigated accordance with the band development and training program authorized by the a of Etc. Under the new set up which is under the administration of the Post s-3 plans and training office two Emerson Stephens head of the 26th air forces band will become the band officer serving As assistant to the director of band training All matters pertaining to instrumental music. Although the 24th, 25th and 26th air forces bands will be maintained trained and operated As separate units they will be placed under one commanding officer and housed the same area the North end of the Field. All music and band equipment will be placed a Supply Pool for the convenience and use of the members of the three bands but will remain the property of the of Lier from the Best available Talent of the three bands will be formed two radio and dance orchestras with a membership of from to 21 pieces two seven to nine piece dance orchestras special string group and As Many special entertainment groups As Talent will permit. addition a comprehensive program of group and marching singing will be made continued Page a a Sheppard Field the demand for continued i age nine. A a exacts pictorial of the week Buzzin Cousin formation Landing Rill a a a m. W a $ coming Low Over Sheppard Field this week these five air forces Craft gazed seven planes the line. Of. John Arabinko 5th film training p Para ,.n, nit. Got this picture As a result. A buzzing Quot the line. Left to right Are a c -18 c Lando a b-24 Liberator a b-26 marauder another command Oman a. Actress. A month line Are a-20 havoc another flying fortress a giant do master a b-25 Billy Mitchell a pm Aust Obs a Mot Korski s experimental helicopter exhibit he nailing Els Section of the visual Aid department they Are now to Mew stands room of the classification Boldine. The picture was Ade brew Dpi no and a test late a the line Quot Winch the and crafts were placed. Mao. Reproduction Section airbrushed the photo

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