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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 6, 1943
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E ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS VOLUME'1—NO. 225. _BLYTHKVILI.K, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY (1, I'm THE BLTTKEVttLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS Published dully except ; Sundays in the Interest of the personnel of the Army Air Forces Advanced. Two Engine Flying School, of Blythevllle, by the Blythevtlle Courier News. It contains' the news of (lie. Air Base. • • .. Congratulates Noncom —AAP Photo Ctji!gralmali<>ii>i anil liie )Krsonal commcn<laUon of Col; Kurt SI. I.amlou, •roinnmiullnc officer of the BlylliPville Army.. Ail- Field, arc earned-by Corp. Everilte I'arker for his foal in selling SIHS.MD W1 , r (|, of Naiiona! Life tiisurance in one day (o mi-mliers of ihe 703«l .Sqiiuil- roii, every man of the outfit now ratrying :> $10,000 policy. Corpora! Parker Signs Up Buddies. For $185,000 In One Pay Every man 'Of: the 103rd Plying Tinining Squndion except six who are on furlough have taken out a National Life Insurance policy, and the six are sure to follow when they get back ; to duty, making it 100 per cent, it is declared by Capt. James ,K. Holmes, squadron commander, Corp. Even tie Parker, assigned ns (he insurance representative' for the squadron, signed up $185.000 worth ' in one riny. It's a cinch, according; to the corporal, nothing to it but an individual interview with every man so that he. thoroughly understands the opportunity and its benefits. The corporal sat.down at a desk In the Orderly nooiri in Ihe morning and stayed there air riay while - " (hose : "not' Insured or had less, than 510,000 woith each sal (town for a' few minutes conversation. "I! didn't. USB any salesmanship," said 1 Corporal Parker. "T just told them the facts. The . facts are that every man should hnve life insurance, that this. is the best Insurance buy n man can nnd, and that it's a remarkable, opportunity open only (o members of the Armed Forces. That's all there, was to it." Corporal- Parker says he doesn't know much about insurance but he adds (hat one doesn't ncerl lokiunv much about it lo recognize the advantages of the National Life fn- surance, policies. Until last July when the Army took over his serv- lc(S, Parker operated a licet of trucks at Lake Wales, Fla., for the Florida : Citrus Growers Association. Instructors Assigned To Class Here Fourteen (lying instructors, recent graduates of training 'schools, have reported at this Held and nre assigned to duty us teachers of fledgling military filers. Included in the group are five officers who won their commissions niifl wings In [he recently graduated class, of aviation cadets of the 13AAP. They are: Second Lieut. Robert E. lleins, in civilian life a clerk In Brooklyn, a graduate of high .school there.'Second Lieut. lialph A. Beck, nn apprentice machinist, in HockUm. III., before the wni; and rin. outstanding football player at the high school nt Monroe, Wis., where he received his diploma in 19.4!. Second Lieut. William "O. Arnold, in civilian life manager of a rcc-. reatlon center in Baltimore, Md., and a former student at the University of Maryland. • Second Lieiil, Hoberl O. Ball Jr., a radmnn for a civil engineering company In peace time, and a former student at Virginia Military Institute. Second Lieut, niclinrr! L. Mnck- Your Knowledge Of' Soldiering May Win Prize in $100 Contest "There's something about a soldier," runs the nkl KOHL' And Hint SOMETHING shows on the surface! in the man's soldierly appearance and'his military conduct and demeanor. He's got to look and act like a soldier to be a good one Gen. "Black Jack" Perching, head man ol' the A.KF-' whose I'oi-ccs won the war in 1018, had that idea when he sent back word to the training area. "Send me soldiers that can Mliile and shoot." !t wasn't enough that they could .shoot; they had also to act-like soldiers or the iiresiimption was that they hadn't learned lo be soldiers and were not ready to do a soldior'fi.job. When Col. Kurt M. Landon took «• over (he Ulythcvllle Army Air FlnM, ilirec months ago, lie looked over Ids new command and declared wllh satisfaction that he was getting a soldierly outfit. It was high praise from an' officer who- knew, ind who regarded it us important, Uut, like all soldiers from the hisli commami. to "Ihe skipper" ind Ihc buck private In the rear null:, every mnii of (hem, while he joasls that his is the soldierly out- lit of them nil, they're never really' satisfied. So Colonel London called In First' Lieut. Carl N. Weinstsin, Plans and I ruining officer. "Do something about H," he said, ; And so, today, big posters appeared on bulletin boards of squadron day rooms and orderly rooms, it Ihe Post Theater nnd Post Recreation Hall, In the Post Exchange, and at other places where: there ts soldier traffic. - • There's a contest with $100 In War Bonds and War Stamps as lirizes. Tlie purpose is to make the men more acutely conscious of those little things which arc the nnrjt of n soldier and ft soldierly oulflt. The poster has a scries of seven photographs. They show soldiers loing a lot of unsoldicrly Ihlngs. Any good soldier can study the ihotogrnphs and pick out the things hat 1 are wrong. The soldier who correctly Ulentl- 'Its Ihc discrepancies and who ai- 10 turns in the slogan or 200- word nrllcle wins a $50 Wnr Bond. I'he other prizes are a $25 Bond, $10 In War Stamps. $5 In Stami>s ind len of $1 in War Stamps. The slogan and the 200-word ar- .iclc nre to lie for the purpose of nspiriug respect for and understanding of military courtesy, discipline and customs.of the service. 'Ihe board of- judges consists of Maj. Charles E. Layton, Post ad- ninlstratfve Inspector; i\faj. Carl McKce, personnel officer, and First licnt. Hufus Hi Dobbs, legal boards nid. claims oflicer. The contest will end on May 21. SPORTS Maj, Gene D. Langan and MuJ. Wlllhim Hall each paused so that the oilier could calch a fly In . a .sefiball game between .their (cam and the Athletic Department, with the result Ihal neither ofllcor made UK; calch. someone yelled: "yon men nre, loo pohto to be ball players." Major Iiangan iiad a lough time wllh Cunt. Lucius Hets in the same game, when they both tried to perch on the same bnse at the same lime. The captain had rounded second and was headed for third when he saw that he couldn't make it without, being thrown out. He returned to .second and was astonished to [hid the indignant major standing on the bag, anxious to know ivhy his sanctuary was being Intruded upon. i 'Best pitching exhibitions of the SUBSCRIPTION RATKS ON REQUEST How We Bombed Tokyo None Of Doolitlk's .Daredevils Kxpeeled To Itaicli Safely In China, Admits Officer Writing Story of Memorable Attack By CM'T. iMKOUl F. WATSON Wrilli'H fur NI'.A Service We sat up playing cards aboard the Hornet most of the night- of April n, 1942. EvcrylKidy tried to act nonchalant, Even back at Eglln Field. Plor- idii, wo had Biiejwcd (lint (he- secret mission for which we were train- Ing — ."(o bomb industrial sections of a foreign country" — would take us to .Tokyo. [ And Col. Dno- Httle had confirmed our guess when we were two days out at sen. Hut you could feel n giowing tension just the same as Satiird a y a p- Wilson preached. Our tu n-25's had been loaded with gnscollno nnd their four 500- pound bombs on Friday. And we pilots had spent most ot the clay In what (he Navy culls- the "ready room," In. case an emergency should force us to take off before the scheduled time of dusk the following day. Col. Dooliltle had per.son- nlly inspected every shi|i and its against the Finance and Ordnance We were awn on he engineer up an hour before cnin£ "own to loll team; Adams of the iL'iiiu, wiums 01 uie 2:1111, wno loss-i. , t , -•••.- , .. td n Ihrce-hH game ngniiist the "ad found some bad pugs in m; Athletic Department; Hurlinim of ''B" 1 , m « l ," c . aiul UllU l!e wns E» the Medics, who struck out ic men "8 vC .'"! m , solne » cw oncs - Hl In two games and pitched a two- 1(ul , a ", lbl ' | )lllKS ollt ° r the fvo ». •ilttcr against 702nd; and Groves of, bn " k n ' he " lllc c '»<-' r ecncy «'<•' were 103rd, who pitched a three-hit game ' SI? 1 ™"' 1 '"',' """I 1 ™ 0 "' igalnst the !>Q7th. '" AN »<>i;i( SHll'.S" in two games and pitched a two- hlttci ' ' 703rd, against Headlights of the week—the near defeat ol the Athletic Department at the hands of (he 25th. Adams of the losers pitched a whopper of i I was sitting in my quarters when (he boatswain's whistle piped over the carrier's loud speakers, and a voice said: "Army crews, a game hut team strategy backfired m!ui llollr sll| l )s - Arm J' crews, mini land the Athletic Department staged'. your shi l )s -" Miss Helen Beai-dsley Wed" To Scrgt. Harold Tracy Scrgl.-Harold Ti'acy. a crew chief of; the 103nl Flying Training Squad- on, was. married to Miss Helen Beardsley of Shawnee; Okla:, Wed- nftsrnoon. The ceremony was performed In Blylheville by he Rev. A. If. Bearclslee, father of .lie bride, and a Lutheran minister iiiSliaivnec. After the wedding the jrido and groom'went to Memphis "or a three-day honeymoon. Sergeant Tracy reported nt this cnsie, formerly a bookkeeper for a • laUo11 '" Scutcmber from Shcp- Ncw York fbnslracilon com ^ liy »"d ™(i, Te.x.. where he had com- and n student at Union CollCEC P lc }. c ?... n .. cour ?« '" " V11 i 11 ?" .™~ Dubs 'Em 'Whinuylmrgcrs' OAKLAND, cal. (UP) - As the government has ruled that hot (logs' must be made purely of beef Harry Brunk, city meat inspector, has chosen a new name for hot dogs made of horse meat. He has . dubbed gers.' them ' "Whinnybur- Teiin. Flying instructors transferred here from other fields include: Second Lieut. Fred Amirs, who was commissioned March 20, following completion of aviation cn- det (mining at Randolph Field, Tex. He attended TeuiiCFsec Tech. Second Lieut. Hobnrl n. Mallison, coinmiFsioued March 20 at Randolph Field, lie was an employee of (he Fairchild Aviation Corp. Jamaica, ti. V. Second Lli-ul. w. M. norndon, commissioned April 2!) upon completion ot aviation cadet' training at the Army Air Field at Columbus. Miss. In civilian life ho was a school teacher and a chemist in Fredcricksburg. Va. He is a 1941 graduate of tlie University of Richmond. Second Lieut. CHlford u. Lyon, commiMioned April 20. a former credit manaser in Atlanta. OR. jchanics. lie enlisted March 13, 1042, In civilian life he wns an automo- Idnho. Vegetable cheese is made from Ihc milk of the cow tree In British Guiana. McDonald To Begin Intelligence Work Capt. Leon E. McDonald just returned from a special Army school for Intelligence officers, lias been assigned to duty as 'assistant post intelligence officer. He was one of the tirsl officers to be assigned here last Fall as Post signal officer. Captain and Mrs, McDonald with their son Sher'rill. 14, reside at 1103 Henrne St., in Blylheville. Women Chemists Eligible BEREKELEY, Cal. (UP)—War conditions have mnde women eligible lor the first lime to tlie Dupont graduate fellowships In chemistry at the University of California. Second Lieut. Charles If. Barnes, Tllc fellowships carry a stipend of n Frank Merrln-ell finish to n close victory Stone of the 701st, pitched his third straight one-run I grabbed helmet, goggles and cigarettes, and ran up the ladder. Just as I came out of Ihe game and licked the Ale and Quail [hatch I saw on the port side the squad— too much pitching for the silhouette of a ship on the horizon. losers' batters . . . Hie. 702nd blew-l^'herc wns n curtain of water hot nnd cold, They smacked the around it, and as the mist settled Band's pitchers for n runs, then ' 1 could see black smoke. One ot turned around and let the -Medics ..... ''""' .......... "' ' '""' '"'"' "'" ..... shut them out . . . the 100th is still moaning ovr their surprise defeat by the 32Gth, They hadn't lost a game 'till then . . . the 26th made "The waves were running about 20« feft high —Official U; S. Navy Photo, from NBA. ,.,,,. ani1 (llc t1fck ««'«<•!- sfartol me down as the shin went ,n „ he .,-„„«„ ., ;l wav e. U'e reached the en,, „, (i.e runway as (He ship reached the >r f « . . . and 8 (,,,le,, of,." This picture, shows o». of the homlim .moving alon* ,,,e (light deck of the U. S, S. Hornet. our destroyers had just laid down four shells. By this time most of the crew members were "on deck. There was what you might call a well-ordered .theh-iliit.s, count j.n H nip ,sui(l tuck excitement, but no confusion. You'd gaiu'e^wlUi tlie Group 1 team, and ! liass sbinebocA,, mid pat him on the won 10-B. Now they're gunning for , back, shake hands quickly. the Athletic .Department . . . The| 1 hurried to my ship and. found physical instructors, however, arc tho plugs hadn't been put in yet. yelling for a pitcher. They claim ' But ihe engineer and his buddy they've got everything else had. five oilier extra crew . . . Lieul. Allen A. Hurley, junior phy- members helping them. It was a sicat director, Is on furlough. His question of cither getting the ship teammates sarcastically remarked ready on time or rolling it over- as they bid him goodbye, "We'll i side so that the ship behind it miss your balling." The lieutenant plays In the outfield for the Ath- lelic (Department ami currently isn't hitting the size of his hat. Women Kin-art Doiifh Again SOLVANG, Cal. (UP)—The Sol- coiild 'get on- tho runway. We wore 800 miles from Tokyo when the task force sighted and sank the enemy ship, instead of the 400 miles we had planned on. Col. Doolitlle had figured the gasoline to the" last pint-and had con- ynng. bakery having closed down 1 eluded that COO miles was the ab- tiecause of Inability to meet ration- cointe maximum distance from ing requirements, home - made bread has come lo the fore. Mai- women here are now kneading dough (not needing dough) for the first liiiie in their lives just as their mothers and grandmothers did before them. Venereal disease has trebled in France since the Nazi occupation. Hold Everything commissioned March 20. formerly an electrician with the General Electric Company in Little Rock. FUNNY BUSUNESS f. $750 and are placed at the disposal of 21 institutions of learning. The object is to build up a corps of trained chemists for war needs. Forty years ngo the first known \:ross - continent automobile Ivlp wns made from San Frnnctsco to New York in 52 days. Second Lieut. Hnrry A. Bell, commissioned • March 20 at Randolph Field. He enlisted in the Army in 1040 as an aviation mechanic. In civilian life he was assistant hotel manager for his father in Grove City. Fa. Second Lieut, diaries M. Clark Jr.. commissioned April 29. a 1941 graduate of the high school nt Breckinridge. Tex. Second Lieut. Ulbiirne c. Smith, commlfsioiicd April 2!l at the Army Air Field at Columbus, Mi*., in civilian life a student, at Texas University. Second Lieut. Howard H. Hvdcr commissioned April 29 at the Army Air Field at Columbus, Miss in civilian life a moulder. Complete Stock Steel and Elastic TRUSSES Save 50% STEWART'S Drag St«r« Main & Uk« Phone 2822 - —/ when . grow up—I wanna be a spot- wclder'like mom!" The Modern Ice Bnt COOLKRATOK For Econnmy and Service. Tom Little Hwde. Co. Phone ni 24-HOUR SERVICE Expert Repair Work on General Motors Cars. IANGSTON-WROTEN COMPANY Mm* * W»ln«t p h . 553 which we could 'bomb Tokyo nnd then reach unoccupied China. We talked the situation ovei' quickly and there was no question in anybody's 'mind as to what we should do, even though none ol us ever expected lo get to China. •Col. Dooliltle took off about 8:20 a. in. We had made r,ome noise when we learned definitely that we were headed for Tokyo. But the yells then were uolhnig like the roar that went up when he got his'ship down the runway mntlc while I willed,for Ihe signal .hat would start us for Tokyo. lint I only; had one thought in mind: L had to release the two brakes absolutely evenly. Wil:i a tricycle landing gear it's easy to angle off if you don't re- your brakes exactly together. You can't afford not to in getting n B-25 off a carrier. My right wuig cleared the ship's "island" superstructure by four feet, while the left :nmg Iwo or three feet over the water. None of us had ever taken off from a carrier before, but we had been given the routine instruction. The waves were running about 20 feet high, although it was a beautiful, clear morning, and the deck officer started me down ns the ship went into the trough of a wave. We reached the end of the runway as the 'ship reacii'ed the crest, circled the carrfer once for compass chek, and started off. We had worked and planned every part of this trip so long that, once we were started, it seemed almost routine. Trie engineer chcekr ed the rear gun and the navigator constantly checked the sun as we cruised along at 300 feet. IKJUGKI) WAVES Soon we saw a large surface ship and T went straight down to the water and stayed there all the rest of the way in. It was tiring, nerve - wearing flying, trying to dodge the crests of tlie big waves, and keeping a ships. lookout for enemy We approached Tok3'o from the east, As the outline of the island came in sight we climbed above a light ground haze for a belter look. More and more surface craft appeared, and people waved at us from sampans and smaller boats. We didn't wave back. With our tremendous loarl of bombs and gasoline, our speed was quite slow. Wo were an excellent target, and we were very much on edge. Outside Tokyo we passed over and safely into the air. You could „„ aj r fj 0 ui 'where twin-engine hear that cheer above the din of |bombers were lined up and pur- all motors warming up. s i u t planes were warming up on My ship was the ninth to go. They were still working furiously on the engine, and gave it the final touches just as the plane ahead of ours taxied into takeoff position. TOUGH TAKEOFF I probably should have thought of something memorable or dra- SMALL LOANS Om Aartfelnc tt ¥•!•*. Eart Main Loan Co. tM 1- Vila ~ HMD* MM Just 4 Miles To The Slate Line Service Station SAVE on Phillips Quality Gasoline & Oil. Prompt, Courteous Service. Opera led by Mrs. H. L. Reynolds. OPERATING HOURS For A-H-C Conncm Holders SUNDAYS: 0 A.M. to !) P.M. ALL WEEK DAYS 0 A.M. (o 12 Noon 1 P.M. (o 8 P.M. FITTED HY Doctors J. L and J. C. GUARD OPTOMETRISTS IN BLYTHEV1LLE SINCE 1022 BPTICRL STORE W. Main St. Phone 2912 Does Your Car NEED THESE?, llnltfry— SMI Covers Oillitlrr— Radio l : «g '.islils— l.nrk (ins Cap A ciii:i;ilti c line ol Polishes tM til the runways. Bissell. our bombardier, wanted to drop an egg on them, but we had strict orders to stick to our specified targets. Shortly allcrward we saw a formation of five plnnes and thought we were in for u. But they turned out -to be training ships. . About 20 miles east of Tokyo Hay the At\ batteries started filing at us. The flak was very heavy, but very inaccurate. They seemed slow in setting the range i dropped to 2000 feet and deviated the course up- and down, -and to right and left. By then I could- r sce our target, a tank factory, very clearly. The gunner was whooping and hollering, and Parker, the co-pilot, would let out a war whoop' and a volley of Texas cuss words every time the flak »ot .close. I didn't have time"lo holier. I had my hands full 1 of airlpane. I cheeked with tlie bomlmrdiei 1 on air speed ami. •altitude, and asked him if he had seen the tnr- BBl. "I haven't been looking at anything else tor the last ten minutes," Bissell yelled back on the interphone. PAW.-ROMKS HIT We were gettin more speed. 1 lined up the target with the nose and made a run for it. I told, Bissell to open the bomb bay door, then flew straight and level at 1500 feet. As each bomb dropped a light flashed in the cockpit. After the fuurth light I knew the cioor was shut, and I kicked the ship up nnd then did a sort of wingover down lo the ground. As we turned f saw two bombs hit. Scott, the rear gunner, had watched all four explode on the target. Scott yelled that tracers were coming by Ihc tail. A pursuit plane apparently had dived at us as we came up, and was now below IB. Scott, .got a line on him and let go with his two 50's when the pursuit was about 500 feet above us. HE rolled over on his wing and disappeared, hut we never knew if we got him. Lieut. Cecil Pinner Is Batting Leader Lieut. Cecil Pinner of the Athletic Department learn, is. well ahead in batting averages at the end of ihe third week of play In the inter-squadron soflball, league. He has been at bat 11 times aiid lias gotten eight hits for a percentage of .121. His closest rival is First aergt. Joseph Nicodemus "of the 704lh Plying Training Squadron team, who has been at -bat eight times and gotten five hits for an average of .625. : Averages of other leading hilters. include: Herndoii, 102nd. hitting .571. , McWhorter, Athletic Department, hitting .563. . Ryan, 702nd, batting .555. ' Vickers, 704th; hitting .546. Engebretson, .Medics, batting .500. Garrison, Athletic Department, .446. MacArtluir Irom Corregidor, it. lakes 2(:«,000 war bonds of- $100' 'maturity value. Try our "Own Made" Ice Cream Die Hickory Inn AeraM from HI Kb School Any Shoe Can Be REPAIRED If the uppers are still good. Brinjr them lo us for qualit; I work. HALTER'S Quality Shot Shop W. M»!D Ph. Z732 Reafi Courier News Want- Adi; PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Slock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores WE Fill. 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