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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - September 11, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Heid old Sarge finds our techs modernized by pfc. Mike Mechanic Tex aet St off writer i myself personally am not the kind of a Joe which goes around tooting his own Horn so when i Tell you that a Mechanic in the i. S. Air forces has proved himself to be a pretty Sharp Guy you can rest assured that this comes from a very Good source indeed. This Good source to which i Ani referring is none better than m. Sgt. F. G. Bulloch who has been in the air forces for 22 years and who knows a Sharp Guy when he sees one. Sergeant Bulloch who now is line chief of the 62nd base head it Piar in Tern and air base Squadron engineering department of Sheppard Fiel table u was Learned the four phases of training will involve Basic training a course embracing Cable splicing Metal work and tooling As Well As preliminary Slider instruction Wood work fab a private publication in the interest of military personnel at Sheppard Fields vol. I. No. 40 Sheppard Field Texas Friday sept. La 1942 civilians five cents a Sheppard Field hours to Aid Victory Day program Sheppard Field s popular radio staff who plan write and produce the a Sheppard Fjeld hour Quot will take to the stage of the memorial auditorium next thursday night to Broad least its weekly show which was planned to Aid Wichita Halls citizens in sponsoring a gala a Victory Day Quot program to sell More United states War Bonds a Bond rally that will glider Mechanic school is started at Sheppard Field establishment of a glider Mechanic school at Sheppard Field to which enlisted men Are now being assigned was disclosed this week by col. H. B. Clagett. Commanding officer. Although Many details of the <4> Ric work and inspection Assembly mechanical aptitude la 11 enrolment it was said will Bel of Iii t111 a ill cell wan telling us the other Day How thing have changed As far As being a Mechanic is concerned. A time was a the Sarge explains a when a Mechanic was a Jack of All trades. He fixed anything that needed fixing on a plane. Today that a different. The Fellows graduating from a. M. School learn to it do everything of course. But they also learn a lot More than techs did when i was going to school and they have to be More Alert and the techs today the Sarge Points out to me is specialists which confined to incoming recruits and Means he Shell on wheels for some special Job like props hydraulics j requirements for the first class of Etc. This is so says the Sarge because planes have changed a lot. J men now slated to be augment it Back 20 years ago a crate was considered powerful w Hen it had an Eten eight vol electrical system. Met hips Imlay has is volts. Cal put de now required of Siu another thing the old ships had a horsepower of Loo. Today that is stopped up to a hefty 2,000 horsepower. Those Vintage crates did no to have any too octane Gas or 92, for that matter. All of it was unleaded. Instead of the nose wheel the ships had Tail skids. That of course was because there Wasny to any Landing Field like we have today with Concrete runways. It was just a Field almost like a pasture. There weren to any brakes on the ships either and to Stop Tho thing a Pilot would have to wait until he had dissipated his Forward Speed. If there was anything in front of you you were just out of Luck of you ground Loop. For the radiators the Sarge tells me the boys used Plain old alcohol. It looked a lot like the White gasoline now used in gasoline stoves. The resemblance was so great he remembers one Mechanic who poured the gasoline into tile Radiator instead of the boys started to warm the ship up and tile gasoline came out of Lon the Over flow pipe. Then a blare started. All of which says Hie Sarge is a Little tip to he Alert. To Start the ship the boys used the old hand prop system since there was no starters toggle switches or t. O. 02-1-29. In the Pic Ture above they demonstrate the Way to Start the ships in the old Days. A the biggest change a Sarge Bulloch relates a is in the Way tile techs today work. They really Are a commandos in coveralls. The boys have to be fighters As Well techs and the Way they have fought and kept battered crates aloft in the War zones is great testimony to their ingenuity fighting heart and a yes sir commandos in coveralls. A wrench or a Tommy gun All the same to the boys. That a number of graduate air mechanics will also be considered for teaching assignments with the glider organization. The new school will be under the direct supervision of it. Col. Bruce von g. Scott director of training at the air mechanics school and it. Wray e. Dudley will be the officer in charge of the unit. A in a More Pinner Provost marshal a Rye i y regulations today i it. Harry Vav. Roberson new commanding officer of the military Dent mechanics. However it has been decided i that air mechanics upon graduation May enrol in glider school if i they possess sufficient experience i with Light planes or gliders. In operation the school is sex i peeled to have some 25 Complete gliders with which to work and it i is understood that requisitioning of material and the recruiting of instructor personnel for the new unit has been completed. Feature the personal appearance of a number of motion pict i stars. The broadcast will Start at 8 p. In. And will run for 30 min utes instead of the usual hour show to permit the Bond rally program to get under w a at 8 30 p. In. Soldier Talent will join such stars As Robert stack Janet Gay nor Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in one of the greatest programs Ever to be presented Here for any particular events to do their part to sell More War Bonds and set a new High record for this area. The admission to the show will be the Purchase of at least one War Bond. Those who buy War Bonds from one of the movie stars will have the special privilege of having that Bond or Bonds autographed by one of Hollywood a favorite personalities. Following the program at the memorial auditorium the entire cast Movi stars and All. Will move on to the Victory stage at Sheppard Field where they will put on a show for the entertainment of the enlisted men. The police Force in Wichita i alls will air the regulations regarding conduct downtown and concerning the curfew this afternoon at 3 15 show is expected to Start about Over station Lwft. A to p. In. Lieutenant Roberson arrived wings of music orchestra Here this week from san Antonio will hold a Jam session preceding to assume the duties formerly in j Arr Vaj 0f movie stars at Der the jurisdiction of capt. Hat-1 the Field to entertain the men Rick Collins. He is a Veteran of while they wait for the a big world War i having spent 2< of i event a a his 28 years in the army As a non commissioned officer. X j a x r i the broadcast this afternoon. From the standpoint of instruct familiarize Sheppard was further Mem Lurf soldiers i h the rules and a 1 regulations which govern their conduct in Wichita Falls will be heard at 3 15 Over Lwft 620 on your dial on the regular Sheppard Field news program. Guest pastor Post services Hollywood stars making their appearance on sept. It Are being brought Here to participate in the Victory Day program and represent part of a group of stars that will show in Many cities for tile United states Treasury department s drive to sell More War bends during the month of september. Next Camp show a a to town opens at Victory stage sept. 21 soldiers will not be going to Tow n the nights of september 21 through 23 a going to town is coming to the soldiers at 8 30 o clock each night on the Victory stage. Packed full of laughs a going to town is a hilarious Uso Camp shows musical review on a nation wide circuit entertaining Uncle same a armed forces with an elaborate array of top flight acts direct from Broadway. Leading the cast of 25 Are the 16 dancing Darlings. Francium and Marco Aero ate ensemble. Whose whirlwind dances show physical Grace and agility. Joe and Jane Mckenna satirical comedy artists present a comical knockabout act before the footlights. Wizard of the strings radio s wizard of the strings. Roy Smeck plays the steel guitar ukulele Banjo and straight guitar simultaneously. The three sailors will be Welcome at this army Field with a the Good ship fun delivering a full cargo of laughs. Witty Johnny Woods formerly with Tommy Dorset Gene Krupa Henry Busse and Jan Savitt acts As master of ceremonies. Christine Forsythe tall tap dancing artiste will offer novel dance routines which were a feature of the current St. Louis municipal opera season. Max and his gang trained dog act. Perform a follow the Leader routine with Max As their Leader. A Ink a Mort ruin a chaplain n. Hardin receives Transfer it. Nathan s. Hardin chaplain of area a was transferred to Harding Field. Baton Rouge la., the first of the month after nine months service at Sheppard Field it. John r. Kittenger i it Ost chaplain announced. Mrs. Hardin and daughter Shauneen. Accompanied the chaplain to his new Post. Rev. Kelly of Neill pastor of the first Christian Church of Wichita Falls will deliver the Sermon for Sheppard Fields second All Posl non denominational Church services at 7 30 p. In. Sunday on the Victory stage. La. John r. Kittenger. Post chaplain said the Church choir will be a special feature of the hour program. All chaplains Are cooperating in arranging the worship program. Miss Mary Kathryn Galatis. Wichita Falls Singer will sing a to divine redeemer at the Chapel s morning service. Pfc. Jack Little will accompany her on the Organ chaplain Kittenger will deliver the the Sermon. Hugh c. Grant will speak on far East tuesday and wednesday Hugh c. Grant former United i. ,. 4 speak to the personnel of the states minister to Thailand j gtd a at the Parade grounds. Wed Siam will be at Sheppard Field no Day he will deliver lectures next tuesday and wednesday to j from theater no. I at 8 15 a. In. Deliver a series of orientation and at 2 20 p. Rn., which will be lectures for the Benefit of the j relayed to the service club area personnel of this Field. His sub-1 and theater no. 2. All those Jet will be a the far 1 not in the technical schools or his first talk will be Given at Etc Are invited to hear the talk theater no. I at 8 45 a. In. On at the service club area wednes tuesday with a Public address system Hookup at the service club Arena. At 2 p. In. He will non com club open House will feature full variety program dancing a variety of entertain-1 Jie first provisional on sept ment and refreshments Are promised Are promised at the non commissioned officers club open House next week. The no o club. 2008 Santa be Road will be open for All non coms on the Field starting sept. 15 in an Effort to acquaint non members with the club according to m. Sgt. E. E. Henh son. President. The club will be opened for the different groups and detachments of the Post on specific dates. The second provisional group non coms will he entertained on sept. 13,1 Ber in charge. 16. Etc non commissioned officers Are invited sept. It and the detachments have open House sept. 18. The entertainment committee for the open House has been chosen. Each Squadron has one i presen Calives on this group. The two dance floors and cafe will be open according to members of the committee. Each group and detachment is urged to attend on the specified nights and non coms should Contact the Squadron Mem Day at 8 43 a. In. Besides being a former journalist or. Grant was for to years a member of the Alabama state department of education and on the faculty of the Alabama polytechnic Institute. He was also a member of the staff of the division of Western european affairs of the state department from 1933 to 1935. In 1925 he was appointed United states minister to Albania and remained at that Post until after the italian invasion and occupation of that country in Europe when the War broke out in 1939. He had the last and Only audience granted any foreign representative by King zog the Day before he fled from his country on april 6, 1939. As minister to Thailand in 1940, or. Grant was in charge of the legation in Bangkok during the crisis which involved War continued on Page 8

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