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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - September 04, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Field of Neo official publication of Sheppard Field vol. 2, no. 39sheppard Field Texas saturday september 4, 1943 free Back again 14. Col. N. C. Voshel . N. returns to Field Post adjutant it. Col. Nelson c. Voshel who As assistant Post adjutant at be Pard Field from dec. 3, 1941, april 24, 1942, when he went Amarillo army air Field Asad it ant this week returned to Heppard Field to become Post adjutant Here. Colonel Voshel replaces capt. M. Buckler who now is As Ned to duty with the academic apartment at Sheppard Field. Colonel Voshel a native of mus Jon mich., received his commission in the infantry and later ans erred to the air forces holed to Active duty at Lowry held colo., May i 1941, he was ans erred to Sheppard Field in gust of that year. He attended e adjutant general a school at Lington Cantonment va., from us. 28 to oct. 31, 1941. A save More planes a Hention brings us depot worker outstanding award the air service command Ward of Merit was presented thursday to Arthur h. Urban reman of the 320th sub depots machine shop As recognition for s services in designing a rivet tier to be used in an Ordinary leu Matic Hammer. The presentation was made by a. C. G. Brock commanding of or of the 320th sub depot at meeting of All foremen of the a animation. The award was Ned by maj. Gen. W. A. Frank pm manding general of the air service command Brig. Gen. A. Vanarnan commanding Gen see invention Page 2 it s not Tough enough. It editors note the following letter and accompanying news item were handed to exacts by maj. William l. F. Pooley commanding officer of the 6th technical school group originally received by capt. Wells Littlefield commanding officer of the 419th ass. England july 23, 1943. Dear sir a i know that you Are not the commander who was there when i went through school but you Are there for the same purpose doing the same things helping to train the boys and trying to Tell and show them How to protect themselves. A i am certainly saying that everything you Tell them is right. The Only thing is that its not Tough enough and if they Are like i was when i went through a not interested enough and kept saying. A a it a no use in me learning this As i will never use it a Well they Are All wrong. For the Best you can get there is Short of what is expected of you when you get this far along. A when your life is at stake As it is Here you wished to god you had listened to everything you could get your hands Only. For me i am an Engineer flying on a b-17 a so you see Why i wish i had listened. A i wonder if the same old gang is there sergeant Botts and a Corporal by the name of Watson he worked in the Day room. And a Corporal who cared for the ones who wanted to go to oct. If so will you give them my regards and i wish All of you the Best of everything. T remain a Charles e. from the Dallas news Captain Littlefield clipped the following news item Tyler Texas aug. 25. A mrs. Charles Alston has been notified that her husband t. Sgt. Charleston Alston an Engineer on a flying fortress has been missing in action Over Germany since aug. 12. Sergeant Alston smother mrs. E. A. Alston lives in Tyler also. Gigantic Field Day will be held today on Etc Drill Fields by pvt. Bill Hamilton Etc physical fitness in a Gigantic event involving the participation of More than 1,500 men As players in More than 30 different games the Basic training Center this afternoon at 3 30 re inaugurates the tremendously popular a afield Days of last summer according to an announcement made by it. H. E. Sanderson physical training director of Etc. A a Cpl. Earl Redding is tops in opening Talent night show Post to spark Start of county Bond drive a big Cross Section of Sheppard Field will go on display in downtown Wichita Falls at 11 30 a. In. Thursday to set in motion the county s $6,500,-000 War Bond drive. Maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney has approved plans for a Parade which Wiz i include several masses of armed Etc soldiers the 718th wac Post he. Co., a Post band and various pieces of Mobile aircraft maintenance equipment. Many of the pieces of military equipment will be tagged with Price placards to Point out specifically How far a purchased War Bond will go in the nations Gigantic arms program. Plans Are being Laid to put a cg4a troop carrying glider on display at a prominent intersection. This exhibit will demonstrate the method of loading and unloading a jeep for wich itans. A a class 26�?� b-25 Billy Mitchell medium bomber from the am school will also be exhibited. Outstanding veterans of overseas combat missions with aah units will make Short talks from a special platform to spectators of the Bond Drivers grand opening. A band concert of 30 minutes will also be held. The smaller equipment to go on display with Price tags will include .50 Caliper flexible machine guns used in Aerial warfare inflated life rafts and Jungle kits. Numerous jeeps other vehicles and a Mobile glider Winch Are also scheduled for the exhibition. The revival of the Field Day program came As a result of the completely revamped physical training program being instituted throughout Sheppard Field. The new programs principle feature in the Etc other than the Field meet is the introduction of the progressive system of physical conditioning of trainees by which exercises and combative games Are varied according to the week of train ing status of the men involved. The Field meet itself will occupy the entirety of both Etc Drill Fields. The West Drill Field will be the scene of six simultaneously played softball games with ten Man teams from each of the 12 training groups vying for the three a a Wing championships and a crack at the Etc title As Well As Points awarded to winning groups. The East Drill Field will present the striking spectacle of six volleyball games along its West Border six simultaneous hockey games and touch football games along the East Border 12 sprint lanes stretching 200 Yards along the fourth Street Side and the great Central rectangle divided into areas for shot puts tugs of War jump contests Medicine Ball commando games and other intensely exciting combative and competitive Field events. Officers and non coms in supervisory and officiating capacities will Dot both Fields. Lieutenants Williams. Sharpe Mccauley Burris Smith stavely Lydiatt Horn Rich Rollo Krkoska and Ever Hardus will be spotted on the East Field and assisting them will be staff sergeants fair Golding Hendricks Vowinkle Smedsrud Darrow Suddarth Pool and pal Meri and privates Stephens lease and Ogilvie. In charge of the West Drill Field softball games will be staff sergeants Moore Stokes Weyland Slavin Youngen Corporal Stainbrook and pvt. Leslie curb. General Wing supervision will be exercised by the newly named Wing physical training officers it. Robert a. Mortensen of the see Field Day Page 2 Cpl. Earl Redding of the medics popular baritone took first place tuesday night in the first of a series of Talent night shows sponsored by the special service office. He received a $25 War Bond for singing several selections one of which was a old Man he was accompanied on the piano by pvt. Allen Willman of the 24th air forces band. The show was held on the Victory stage. Second place honors went to a Clever hand balancing act featuring pfc. Ben Reisewitz 419th ass and pfc. Don Smith of the 319th ass. Other performers were pvt. Billy Penn. 304th to tap and Baton number pfc. Bob Bligh 419th ass wac Impersonator pfc. James h. Talbert 314th ass dancer and Cpl. Josephine Fithian wac singing original songs. Her accompanist was Cpl. Bill Barnes 62nd air base. Cpl. De Niebling was master of ceremony for the entire show while the wings of music furnished the musical background and several specially numbers. All contestants received $5 in War Stamps for their efforts. Sheppard Field chorus to be organized monday an a fall out alerts for singers has been sounded by Tho Heads of the posts morale singing office which announced this week that a male chorus w ill be organized at 5 30 p. In. Monday at bldg. 672. The chorus is for use primarily on Tho radio programs emanating from Sheppard Field. All Sof Dier singers on the Post Are eligible for auditions monday. Music has been purchased by the special service office and band and orchestra accompaniments Are being exacts pictorial of the halloween party the 307 to Quot Quot mid summer halloween Quot party last week was a hoopla Success even if a bit rough. I. Tar quaffing Beer without hands roved mean on Teeth. In the pie eating contest the principal harm Wasin the ingredients which stung the eyes. The losing tug of War suffered second degree Burns from being doused with water t faucet. And the Quot Peanut Roll Quot produced several nose tip team Captain am a it Gold Quot Itro Berr

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