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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - October 16, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Heidt it Khz finn in the interest of military personnel at Sheppard pm old a private publication. of met a private publication in me i five cent vol. I no. 45�?Sheppard Field Texas Friday. Oct. Evil. A Jiw. A a 1646promotions listed to replace am ratings , who lost their am Sheppard Field s Host of technical men mostly under a recent War department order were made Happy through on the largest were Given non com ratings Many effective men of the promotion order Ever released on pos torj1646 enl non technical school. Because of the Vuu of these for Are ratings Mike finds glider Mech grads Are like pioneers by pfc. Mike Mechanic exacts staff writer my sister is always telling me that i ainu tas dumb As i look and a. Other Day i thinking this is True when i think a very thought a. Gilt. I an. Thinking a ii his though ten. When i. In a Book a picture of a covered Wagon showing out West to Blaze new trails and cultivate new lands. New inset this picture i think it the. Gays in the glider mechanics school a i think tills thoughtful though which isl he Gilder. Re minds to very much of pioneers. The first class of gliders maths graduate tomorrow at to. A �?o-1, �?ov1 inc to re re Quot a adventuresome As the pioneers wit Job Cut out for them indeed. J,7 to tit in perfect the. Anything the Natzis Ever a Laid heir y one Gilder in fact which i myself personally has seen enough to carry a jeep and in n 11 no. F what May come Tho far that these Mech is ready and ran. For wha u attested to a Gimp of Guy As tut is of ,. The boys says the lieutenant has been a indeed and that they will he doing lug the g rho near future. As a Cass they base been j. My the difficulties which always a a nip any a a it a a. A Rosw a str the the . Cd a and wish them n Good Luck Ami cod would like to add my Good wishes me pm for other classes to shoot at. Lui iia woke up one morning last week to find that they held the rank of technical sergeant and the la by private shared a portion of this a a feast by being jumped to stat sergeant. A number of corporals were also elevated to staffs. The promotion order was Uke a a manna from heaven Quot for Many who were glad to get Back on a financial basis somewhere close to that they used to enjoy As am specialists. Of notable interest was the fact that the Field now has 2l additional master sergeants and Lio new technical sergeants which were part of this Mammoth promotion order. Replace am grades. First and second class air mechanics ratings were discontinued last August in me with the War department s policy to eliminate specialist ratings for enlisted men which simplified the pay Oystern and clarified the promotion of technical personnel. With the completion of toe table of ratings for All technical men future promotions will int made on the basis of recommendations by the a ads of various branches of the technical school find being in Grade the re queued length of time. Under this plan. When an enlisted Man receives a promotion he will know that his work has been satisfactory and warranted the additional pay boost and i Honor. A thu ure pall a a a a it. Gen. Brett and swoosh arrive on air forces inspection tour /2 glider mechanics to be graduated Here tomorrow col a. Miller of aft to staff says maths to be made aviation mechanics student4, upon graduation from Sheppard Field s aft to school will step into Crew chief positions on air forces planes As efficiently trained mechanics and rough and ready soldiers. Col. J. A. Miller a staff officer under maj. Gen. Walter r. Weaver aft to commanding general at Knollwood n. C., reiterated in an interview Here while on a flying tour of inspection of the i comical school monday. A the technical training command is proud of its efficiently trained aviation mechanics xxi Are doing such a Fine Job on the line with the army air forces he exclaimed. A she Parvi Field students must exert their leadership As undergraduates in the classrooms and in the hangars As Well As take their places As Crew chiefs when they leave this school to a keep Mem flying a the colonel emphasized. Colonel Miller watched the men go through the skilled but rough and Tumble methods which train them As the nations top notch soldiers to fight hand to hand or with arms. A these men Are not Only highly efficient air plane mechanics to maintain smooth flying for our planes they Are Good soldiers trained in commando like Maneu vers to hold their own wherever called upon to fight for i heir country on the land or in the air Quot he concluded. Pro moves on a nation wide inspection tour of army air forces schools and Fields after his record breaking flight of 36 hours and to minutes from Australia. It. Gen. H Brett visited the Post monday. Accompanied by two aides one of them the Pilot a navigator Ani an enlisted Crew of four sergeants who had been with him in the famous flying fortress a a swoosh during the record Jaunt the Lor Mer air forces commander of the southwestern Pacific toured the Field and lunched with col. H. 1 b Clayen commanding officer. The Quot general did not comment Ion his tour nor did he discuss the flight from Australia. I he ship which brought him to Sheppard Field is the same that carried him from Australia. A Battle scarred Veteran of the fighting in the Philippines Java and other campaigns near the indies. Hie swoosh Quot is the Only survivor of the 21 fortresses originally in the Philippines at the outbreak of the War. Immediately after the Short inspection of the Field. General Brett and his party left to continue their tour. Accompanying the general were maj. John decor maj. Frank Kurtz it. Marvin Mcadams capt. Harry Schneider m. Sgt. R a. Boone m. Sgt. H. M. Varner m. Sgt. T. Reeves and sgt. A. Lox. The first glider maintenance class to graduate from Sheppard Field will assemble on the ramp North of hangar no. 5 tomorrow at to a in. To receive their diplomas and obtain greetings from col la b Clagett. Commanding officer who is scheduled to make the principal address. Relatives of instructors and graduates have been invited to attend As Well As members of the press to witness an impressive military event of National import Ance. _ i in Case of inclement weather i plans have been completed to hold the program on the inside or i hangar no. In it morn plane the Public relations office and exacts housed in bldg. 518, moved yesterday to bldg. 811. Room i in school Headquarters. Telephone numbers will remain the same. Squadron reporters Are asked to note this change and to route their weekly Squadron squibs to reach the office not later than 4 p. In. Mondays. Presidents speech gets approval Here Sheppard Field soldiers voiced their approval of president Roosevelt s talk Munday night with loud cheers As the chief executive completed his preside Chat. The men. Assemble for the weekly Camp fire and Ong fest took time out to listen the talk and at the conclusion the men Sang a god bless squib scribes next w Eek a Issue of i exacts will tie devoted to the first anniversary of Sheppard Fields an edition which will review in words and pit lilies the Progress made Here during this period of operation. Because of the herculean task in getting out this Large Issue All Squadron reporters Are urged to have their copy in not later than i p. M. Monday. Oct. 19. No copy will be accepted after that deadline. Ifs of to Wear Garrison belts regulation Only on Sheppard Field enlist t wondering if they can v trl Rison Bells with then t form. Are assured that ii is is factory to Wear the Bel Quot video it conforms with i. 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