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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Sep 11 1943, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - September 11, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Field soldiers and equipment went on display thursday to it Wichita county s third War loan drive. In pictures i. To r., Are .5, a half Block Buster a radial engine and Power Turret exhibited the heart of the City. Four masses of Etc troops were followed by big 19th Avn. So. Convoy of "6 by 6 at Scott near eighth 25th and 26th aah bands played concert after Pep talks by overseas veterans from rear of truck. At Day s end wich itans had gone on the line for $400,000 in War Bonds. Official publication of Sheppard Field Sheppard Field Texas saturday september la 1943len. Chaney lays Quot Ion for planting ,000 Trees Here Shade a commodity As rare i Sheppard Field As a new on the family car May Cne into its own on the Sun inched Field if a tree Plant program ordered by maj. N. J. E. Chaney commanding Ici eral of the Field takes Root u expected. Ache a Johnny Appleseed move Ich it is hoped will get under y in the near future Accord i to maj. Frank w. Maguire it Engineer is accompanied by e Appeal to Wichita Falls resists to contribute saplings to the noting program. Needed Are Doo Trees. Trucks from Sheppard Field re collect the Trees and troops the Field will Plant them this Barracks offices and Day is will Benefit from the of to Combine Beauty and Liva to by setting out chinese Elm Erica Elm Green Ash Honey ,1st and Hackberry Trees Adivi duals having Trees which it can contribute should notify Field As far in Advance As pos e. Notification should be made a the Post Engineer. The Telene a number is 2-5621, Exten 722. Take More pains list ordnance is Ider of one ton if Block Buster Kwost ordnance workers took look out their window this week and hastily ironed a Crane t o Aid them unloading the latest addition their Supply room a latest addition is a 2,000-ind bomb Complete with Fine Jig pins and fuses but with any explosives. This bomb is first of a shipment of various to bombs to be stored at Post Fiance until the school squad begin using them for prac loading and assembling. The it to casing itself weighs 1,039 ads before the detach Able parts put on. T. Robert e. Garst Post Ord e officer stated that before ordnance would have stacked pide the building a couple of 7 bombs 20 100-Pound bombs several 250-Pounders. When arrive anyone interested May Lect the bombs. Hot from Baltimore Post Sparks to raise big War loan in county Sheppard Field opened Wichita county a third War loan drive for $6,500,000 thursday with a smart Parade and stirring exhibits of aah equipment. Citizens gazed at a b-25 and a big glider on Scott Avenue where other exhibits included a gun Turret one ton bomb Case a opened Parachute dismounted engine and a fur lined flight suit. Honoured the exacts Mechanic of the month for August is pfc. Bernard f. Markiewicz 25, of Baltimore shown Here before a Baltimore produced fast flying b-26 marauder. He left High school in the Middle of his second year worked his Way to position of route supervisor with coca cola in Baltimore before induction. Though proud of his polish ancestry he said the invasion of that nation caused him to have More concern Fot the us than for his parents Birthplace. His wife and Mother both work in sewing factories producing War goods. 1918 heroes in action foreseeing a congested and bulging Omaha neb., on sept. 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, the War department this week requested officers and enlisted men who Are not on official army business to stay away from this Corn Belt Hub of Industry. The reason its the annual american legion convention. Maj. Brodie Stu director leaves maj. Dudley d. Brodie former adjutant of the Basic training Center and More recently director of the special training unit program on Sheppard Field was transferred from the Post this week. The duties of Stu director were taken Over on major Brodies departure by it. Morris Plotkin. Lieutenant Plotkin a graduate of the adjutant general departments oct has been major Brodies assistant since the Stu was established.50 ratings leave wac co. Here without a private promotions were Given this week to 50 members of the 718 wac Post he. Co., according to an announcement from it. Edythe White company commander. The promotions incidentally leave the entire company without a private every member having received one or More i ratings since joining the was lieutenant White said. The latest promotions boosted four corporals to ser Glancies eight privates first class to Corporal cies eight privates to Corporal cies and 30 privates to privates first class. The entire list of promotions is As follows sergeants Cpl. Thyra h. Pearson acting first sergeant of the company Cpl. Helen e. Noesges Cpl. Frances k. Karl and Cpl. Divetta m. Shadley. To corporals privates first class Lillian Bashien Elizabeth Bruzan Mary a. Conner Thanya b. Gowder Madeloyn m. Juer Gens Alice l. Schneider Louise see was Page 2 they saw a Convoy of �?o6 by 6�?� trucks jeeps ambulances Field cars ramp tractors and Salvage trucks. And they bought Bonds by the Bushel. In the first nine hours Bond sales rocketed to $400,000. Maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field and Merrill Blair county chairman of the Bond drive reviewed the Parade at eighth and Indiana. Band was troops the cadence was set by the 25th and 26th aah bands directed by two Emerson Stephens. J next in the procession came the was led by their company commander it. Edythe White. I then came four masses of Etc j troops under the direction of maj. Gilbert p. Snell Etc plans and training officer. Nurses in Field cars two pack Ard ambulances and the 19 the aviation Squadron Convoy of trucks brought up the rear. The display of aah equipment in Wichita Falls was made possible by col. David w. Goodrich director of the technical school and it. Col. Bruce von g. Scott assistant director. Capt. D. B. Douglas school Supply director cleared the equipment for the Bond drive exhibits. R. A. A a bobs Knapp North America aviation Field representative Here assisted 1 in the Billy Mitchell display. The order of the Parade was de \ ter mined by capt. Gordon c. White Post physical training of col Edmund Levy left pre finer. Maj. Claude c. Mabry Etc sents the Oak Leaf Cluster to s. Executive officer made special s�1 Paul Williams right at a preparations for the downtown Retreat ceremony tuesday wit marching of hand picked Etc nested by visiting Texas and of troops in the absence of col. Ira i Lahoma peace officers. See Bond drive Page 2 i a John Mack Brown Here movie actors Johnnie Mack Brown Exah America Grid Der of Alabama a Crimson tide and Raymond Hatton will open Sheppard Fields War Bond drive at 7 p. In. Monday on the Victory stage. The two headliners were brought Here for the Wichita Falls drive and will appear at the municipal auditorium after the show on the . P. R. Williams awarded Oak Leaf Cluster tuesday sgt. Paul Williams of the 1601st training group a native j of Saxton pa., was awarded a j Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in i lieu of a second air medal at an impressive Etc Retreat a i Cade ceremony last tuesday see Williams Page 2 exacts pictorial of the week buy Bonds buy Bonds buy r

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