Lincoln Airbase Construction, July 24, 1942 The Lincoln Star

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Lincoln Airbase Construction, July 24, 1942 The Lincoln Star - to right: Maj. Monty D. Wilson, pilot; Col....
to right: Maj. Monty D. Wilson, pilot; Col. Wiley D. Ganey, air base executive officer; Gen Curry; Capt. J. Tippitt, aide to the general; Col. E. E. W. Duncan, base commandant; Maj. —staff Photo. Arthur L. Inman (behind Col. Duncan) base quartermaster; Lieut. Col. H. L. Neely, Denver; and Lieut. R. Carroll West, public relations officer at the base. Lincoln Air Base, Construction Speed Praised By Qen* Curry The Lincoln air mechanics training school received its first formal visit Thursday afternoon from Maj. Gen. John F. Curry, commanding officer of the 4th Air District, General Curry flew to Lincoln from Denver, district headquarters, to make his first Inspection of the nearly-completed base. Purpose of the trip, the General said, was to “inspect the field, talk with officials, and see what we can do to help things along." He had much prai.se for the base, newest in his district, saying that “the layout certainly looks fine from the air." Asked what he thought of th^ speedy construction at the field, General Curry said he was “very much impressed." “I wish especially to congratulate Capt. Perley M. Lewis for his fast, efficient work which has the base nearing completion well ahead of schedule.” Most Rapid In District. The general asserted that w'hile he “couldn’t state definitely" that the local base was one of the most rapidly completed pieces of air base construction in the nation, he could say that it was constructed more rapidly than any other in the 4th district. The 4th Air District includes the Lincoln air mechanics training school and airplane flying school. Omaha, and the area on west to Denver. Captain Lewis, whom the General lauded, is area engineer, in charge of construction at the air base. At the suggestion of Col. Early KILL W. Duncan, commanding officer at the local school, who had returned from Denver by plane earlier in the day. General Curry elected to use the newly-completed north-south runway at the field. Previously, because of uncompleted construction on the runways, visiting officials have used the Union airport as landing place. The General’s plane, a C-36, two-motored Lockheed transport, used scarcely one-third of the 7,000-foot runway in landing. The plane left Denver at 1 p. m., mountain time, and arrived in O- Lincoln at 4:35, central time, 15 minutes ahead of schedule. General Curry was accompanied on the flight by May. Monty D. Wilson, who piloted the plane; Lt. Col. H. L. Nelly, copilot; Capt. J. Tippitt, general’s aide; and Technical Sergeant H. F. Zielinski, crew chief. Among the representatives of the air base meeting him were Col. Duncan, Col. Wiley D. Ganey, executive officer, and Major Arthur L. Inman. After inspecting both the training school and the construction work at the base, Gen. Curry left for Denver Friday morning. AWOL OFFICER IS FOUND: HE'S NOW A MARINE PRIVATE SAN DIEGO, Cal., July 24— (INS)—Accused of leaving his post at Fort Benning, Ga., wiiere he was an army lieutenant, Delano Shirley, 23, today was held for investigation after he was found training as a private in the marines at a local base. Shirley was reported missing at Fort Benning last July 5. He enlisted in the marine corps at New Orleans on July 15, telling recruiting officers that he had had no previous military experience, it was reported. Marine authorities said Shirley reported for training in San Diego last Saturday. “I was going to w'rite army authorities TO BREAK RACE SEGREGATION IN SOUTH CLAIMED They Governor Refuses To Sign Contract For Prison-Made Cloth MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 24 —(AP)—The governors of Alabama and Georgia charged today that outsiders are attempting to tear down the principles of race segregation in the south. Gov. Frank M. Dixon of Alabama accused two federal agencies of adopting policies which he said would

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