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JacquesPDDailyMail10May1943pt2 - MD., MONDAY, MAY 10, 1943. It and Civic...
MD., MONDAY, MAY 10, 1943. It and Civic cultural new country's and be- acti- of the of Ha- to be audi- finest the due and top do (Jp)-- West the 170 the if we of a the and seven and Major Jacques Awarded D.F.C. (Continued from Page 1) during which hostile contact was probable and expected, consisted of dropping supplies to advanced posi- tions and evacuating wounded per- sonnel, which involved flying at ex- tremely low altitudes over moun- tainous terrain under adverse weather conditions. Lieut.. Gen. George C. Kenny, commander of Allied air forces in that theater, in presenting medals to fourteen, members of his air units, said -"they did more than that, however. "An entire campaign depended upon these and other men like them who kept the bully beef express operating between Port Moresby and the battlefields of Buna, San- anda, Gona, Kokoda and Wau. They took off in uncertain weather, lifted the heavily loaded transports over the formidable, towering Owen Stanley mountains and landed on uncertain flying strips within a few miles of enemy positions. "They took a chance every time they went across the mountains be- cause they piloted slow ships whose armament consisted solely of the .45 calibre automatic strapped around the pilot's waist. If they met a Zero--and some did--they had one of two choices. They could make a forced landing in the dense jungle or be shot down." Major Jacques, a first lieutenant in the Air Corps, was training as a flying fortress pilot at Langley Field, Va. when the Japs struck at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He had prior to joining the Army Air Corps seen service as a. pilot in the TJ. S. Army Air Corps after graduating from Randolph Field, Texas in 1931, serving a year before returning to civilian life. During the interim between 1932 and 1941, he was a pilot with the Maryland National Guard and New Jersey National Guard Air Corps. With the declaration of war by j the U. S. on the Axis powers, he served for several weeks on patrol' duty over the Atlantic off New York. Then the Army called for volunteers for a squadron of flying fortresses that was being dispatch- ed to the Pacific in. an effort to bol- ster the defenses of Java. Major Jacques piloted the flying fortress assigned to him across the South Atlantic to Africa and thence to India, finally arriving in Java, in which ill-fated campaign he partici- pated. "When his fortress was de- stroyed in Java, he escaped with bis crew to Australia. It was while in Australia that Jacques was pro- moted to captain, and during the New Guinea campaign recently he was made a major. Some months before he rejoined the Army Air Corps, Major Jacques purchased a farm near Leltersburg, which his wife is now operating during his absence. Last week Wilbur Stevenson, di- rector of the Soil Conservation Service here, received a "V letter from Major Jacques from South Pacific thanking the service for laying out his farm. Said Mr. Stevenson, in comment- ing on the letter: "Mrs. Jacques came to me last year for in laying out their farm according to best soil conservation principles. This we did and a short time we had completed the work, a gram was received from Major Jacques showing his ideas on he thought the pasture fields, etc. on his farm should be laid out. plan was virtually identical to ideas of Major Jacques." Two Injured In Auto Accidents Two persons were injured ser- iously Saturday in automobile accidents. Herbert H- Bishop, six-year old boy residing at Pearre, was struck by an automobile in Hancock shortly before midnight Saturday, and Virginia R. Krouse, 34, of Chewsville, figured in an accident at Virginia and Snyder avenues Saturday afternoon about 5:30. State Trooper Charles Mades said the Bishop boy ran against iwtcHBobile "operated by Mar shall Leader of Hancock. He said several boys had been playing in the street and that one . of the others chased young Bishop from the sidewalk. He -was taken to the Washington County Hospital where examination disclosed a severe brain concussion and possi- ble skull fracture. The automobile operated by Krouse woman skidded on the slippery highway at a curve on Virginia avenue near Snyder avenue and struck a pole. She sustained a fractured leg and Injuries. Patrolman J o h n E. Rohrer reported. She, too, was taken to the hospital. Itreliefbyexteniall meant, apply] pure, emollient' cyncuim SOAP avid O I N T · Duticura is mildly medicated, depend- able, -world-known. Start using Cuticura today I Buy BOTH at your druggist's! MUSCLE-RUB FOR RHEUMATISM LUMBAGO -- SPRAINS OOo Six* 49t Cauffman's Cut Rate 30 East Washington Strtat Your Be»t Buy! MANBJELCK'S Enriched BONNIE BREAD

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  1. The Daily Mail,
  2. 10 May 1943, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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