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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Oct 23 1942, Page 17

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - October 23, 1942, Sheppard Field, Texas Fete pc Rio 194 bom acc Motoh Don milage manager few by oct. Is w4s Sheppard Field exacts Page seventeen Sheppard Field receives greeting from City Vav p Moco Mavy City of Wichita Pauls c a to that Paith iwo it municipal auditor avow min w Ralph Xvi j. W Fitzpatric e a t a of f la j. M ebi4 4 a pcs m. Williama o. G s t f f hims j h Crouch a to clasp t a Hicks Chat attorney Wichita Falls. Texas oct Cler 39, 1942 air Matt. Cd Wandine office colonel. Clegett air forces technical trains Sheppard Field Texas dear sin. Your open Tad of behalf permit us t0 Cit Senery which we serve. Of business and first Annir Eussry a our Heartiest Ini school St Sheppard Fielde to Man vhf it and who Are it our Only Hope that we May in your co great contribution open a a a avness to you and your men Biu nity Ute and our places of Busine posse so and unix to. Poll Esprit do Cordal m. Ake th.= lls5e1�?~lc,m ,.r. Fable under changing Coho 4k friends in wishing for be join Aith your.&ny f 1 a is in training skilled it Al anti a a a a a Quot r01 in our out War Effort. i of kindest personal regards Lith cordial Good remain a a araly yours col. H. B. Clagett combing officer his staff officers an enlisted personnel a. C. T. Sheppard Field Texas Deer colonel Clagette upon this occasion baiting fir Anai veneary of a baited state. Ara air corp technical training a a a of aldermen of . City of he Evita fells desire to exr rese their Emeer greetings to you and to All Ben at Field. This City is proud of distinction of having Heel ejected a location for Sherman Field. We Are proud of end id a comply a ants of school for they have reflected e full Melaure of goo. Will upon City in Eye. Of nation. Fear proud of Imp now in training for their conduct As Soldier Hee reflected a beet qualities of american manhood. We Are especially proud of men who have during this first year completed their training and have gone to other cot Amande Many of them to fighting f rent a Wichita Falls like. To feel that it is a part of Quot a a Field and that Fieldie a part of life of City. We Are therefore proud of . Splendid relations which Cadet a a a a Law Board of Aldern feels that it can speak for every Wichita Falls in pledging a continuation of this Fine a we have taken thee. Young men to our hearts in two spirit Texas hospitality to that they would feel that in Wichita face y oat Finith Reauie companion ship and warn they knew of Home we believe that in this first year Sheppard tied Baa tradition of finest in military accomplishment a which every Nan of your command can carry proudly with his wherever he my go on Battle front of world. Wichita Falls is proud to have a part in that tradition sincerely yours Boak of aldermen City of Texas p. Bood Mayer special services takes care of soldiers Leisure Tike by Cpl. Ben Maddox Winter activities cd special service office Are completely conried now and already Well under Way with nothing too much trouble to Complete ambitious plans according to a a a Tony i Carter ., special service officer. In line with army s policy for this division we Are directing our Oyer All Pio go to a single objective right Here at this station. Wear. Com milled to helping commanding officer develop and a Marn he mental and physical stamina of enlisted men in by respect elaborate Uso Camp shows Nill be presented oni tie d increasing frequency As Many lop Broadway anti Are giving More and More of their time to men of air forces. But that is Only a part of whole picture engineered by this j specialized school for special office. Five officers under j service officers. At fort George direction of major Carter have Nicatie md., studying currently Are it. Ernest w. Baskette entertainment officer it. Julius e. Rankin Supply of Heer it. Jeffrey and it. E. J. Dikeman. All angles of department s potentialities Are brought out there by highly accomplished War department men from w Ashington d. C. And school faculty. This Winter when inclement weather prevents use of Victory stage new Post theatre opening oct. 20 will be used for stage shows brought Here. A Fine backstage equipment has been obtained so that professionals May most advantageously. It is hoped that hew Wing for service club will be a i reality before Many More months have passed. Facilities of lie integrated various ratifies a club cafeteria have been expand w of six Nonoi a vips a it since ii was taken Oer by Well As for decorating major buildings. Having finished huge mural in service club Are staff is now engaged in painting two murals for red Cross auditorium in making spot designs for red Cross Library at Hospital. Sixteen Watercolours will decorate red Cross guest and recreation rooms. Many More will be added for miss seller s permanent collection. Enlisted men May take excellent correspondence courses in a surprising variety of subjects handled by special service. Around campfire song fests Organ broadcasts Soldier theatricals and latest in film hits will continue with Ever growing emphasis. Shortly a Field guest House wherein a Parent wife close relative May stay overnight on Post will be opened. In new offices in bldg. 53b a selected competent stat f of enlisted men Are assisting major Carter and his five commissioned aides and information As to a1 aspects of air corps welfare will be gladly and Effe evently Given to All men who May care to Call there. The entire staff of Specia service wish to thank All departments on Field Lor Hie splendid cooperation they have Given. Majors Brackenridge Chamberlin assist school training director competent officers direct j to airing at Issoudun France. Aft technical and military training of Jer attending Aerial gunnery so aviation mechanics students of at fur Barro Italy he was assigned As a ferry Pilot at Oljey France. Attached to 91st observation Squadron he went to front in july remaining until after armistice. The Squadron was one of three chosen for Aimy of occupation. Leaving Coblenz Germany he returned to u. S., where he was discharged from Active duty in february 1919. He returned to Osc As professor. Major Chamberlin was called Back to Active duty in May 1941, when he went to Lowry Fields Denver colo., As officer in charge of training film preparation unit. He reported for duty at major Carter liens of special service. Cap. Courtney a. Tidwell and it. William m. Jeffrey Are most conscientiously carrying out he detailed plans As assistant special service officers. All phases of morale entertainment lilt ,.v a. Athletics service club i contemporary libraries Post theatres station Library and All civilian contacts including Uso Are being handled along most modern ways. All of officers have recently had ate at present taking this office. Sheppard Field can claim most Iii Erat e group of air Force men in this service command if i he leadership of Post Library is a criterion it is most crowded of any of its Art staff at work special service maintains a splendid Art staff to Lake c�1� of All necessary advertising posters used on Field As officer mess open members of families May now i accompany officers to meals a1 j Sheppard Field officers mess 1 located in bldg. 1113. A special noon luncheon has also been added. Two meals one a Light lunch and other a dinner will he served. The officers mess is open from 6 30 to 8 15, 11 30 to 1 30, 5 30 to 5 30 to 7 30. Sunday breakfast will be open from 8 to 10 30. A tech prefix added All squadrons in air forces technical command added technical prefix last january. I lie order of Secretary of War also applied to squadrons in Basic training centers. Before Hie order squadrons were know n As school squadrons. Major Chamberlin army air forces technical school at Sheppard Field under supervision of it. Col. Bruce g. Von Scott director of training and command of col. H. B. Clag Ett commanding officer. Amiable maj. Willard j. Chamberlin director of technical training controls All branches of air plane and glider mechanics school from his Blue windowed office in hangar no. 3. The bespectacled officer arrived at Sheppard Field on feb. 4, at which time he assumed duties of supervisor of first provisional group for three weeks prior to becoming director of technical training. In 1917, major entered officers training school at Presidio in san Francisco from where he went to aviation Section of signal corps. He won his wings at Rockwell Field san Diego calif., and became a Reserve Pilot with 957th International License in october. 1917. He was commissioned a 1st lieutenant same year and went overseas in january 1918, Complete his major Brackenridge tote Field in february 192. From Cleveland he was coned to Active duty on feb. 20, 1941, and assigned As assistant plans and training officer at Chanute Field 111. He came to Sheppard Field As director of technical training on aug. 9, 1941, and a promoted to major. He stepped into directorship of military training last june 29

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