Army Air Force Contract Flying School - Primary Yearbook (Camden, AR)
- Class of 1943
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ome were lawyers, some were machinists--others were artisans and still others were
business people. That is-before. Since then, the very bowels of our good earth have been
shaken and with its tremor, a change was wrought. The machinists and the artisans, not discern-
able as such now, have one aim and one goal.
No longer working as separate factions but all in a mass-one of the finest masses ever
seen, these men blend their skill and knowledge for a common cause.
A long time ago a similar thing was done and the result was the union.
When free men can lay aside their life's work and ambitions to carry the banner in
another realm-however strange and awsome this may be at first, the result of all these
sincere efforts can bring only one end.
The men at Harrell Field share a large part of this Crusade. Their solemn cry is
"Give me wings!" Inherant qualities are not instilled in mortals that enable them to soar as a
bird. The technique must be taught and the means to that end is machine. Complete mastery,
will give these men the chance to do their all in setting this old earth back on equilibrium.
Though small may be the part that each can do, the parts are what make the whole.
And with strength as a bulwark, skill as an asset and faith as a gu-ardian, the Air Arm
will achieve its goal and also, help the machinist to be-a machinist, and the artisan-an
artisan, once again.
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W. H. MARDEN
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Eleven classes have' come and gone from
Harrell Field since its beginning. In August 1942,
the first eager class of Cadets came to this field,
the main base of the 71st Army Air Force Train-
ing Detachment, for Primary Training.
Located on the outskirts of Camden,
Arkansas, this field and its two auxiliary fields,
Rice and Bradshaw, form a compact unit for
Harrell Field is a contract flying school
leased from the Defense Plant COFPOYHUOH and
operated by Wiggins-Marden Aero Corporation.
Because it was built under Army supervision,
equipment and facilities are those needed for
Army work. Besides barracks for Cadets, there
are buildings for the hospital, Link Trainers,
Administration, Operations, ground school, mess
hall and the Cadet Lounge. There are also two
large hangers housing scores of P.T.'s, the bosom
pals of the cadets.
Though few of us ever see either Mr.
Wiggins or Marden, I know that all of ug are
grateful for their effort, together with Major
Brown, in making Harrell Field the efficient
organization that it is.
MAJOR NELSON T. BROWN
A The Army Air Force in 1935, enlisted one N. T.
Brown, from California, for Cadet flying training. He, like
we hope to do, went through Primary, Basic, and Advanced
training, to be commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant.
Since then he has come through all the stages and
ranks up to a gold leaf. With Senior Pilot Wings and well
over 3500 hours logged, the Major seems well qualified to
command a post not unlike the first one he went to-a
Primary Training Field.
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LIEUT. W1Lg:5?ign'g' . Commandant of Students APTAHAT WILLIAM G COK
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LT. JOSEPH D. HECKLE
Public Relations Officer
MAJOR JOHN H. LARY
LT. JAMES M. DONOVAN
Chemical Warfare Officer
LT WILLIAM S CLARKE
Commanding Officer of Air In
LT. RALPH G. MITLHOLLAND
Supervisor of Flying
LT. JOHN M. CRESS
Director of Physical Training
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LT. LLOYD B. SWANK
LT. DEXTER D. ALLE
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LT. LOUIS SCHIFF
SAMUEL W. HOWELL
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Group Commander CHARLES S' COWAN Group Commander
Dxrector of Flylng
CLAYTON E. MOORE
HARRY A. MOORE LOUIS J. KUNTZ
Squadron Commander Squadron Commander
JOHN E. WELCH
JOHN HARRELL TOMMY WOOD
Chief Dispatcher Dispatcher
MRS. BETH HOUCK
RALPH A. PURINGTON, INSTRUCTOR
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ROBERT L. HARWELL sound off! "Aviation
Cadet Harwell R. L.-14175964 Ward, Ala-
bama,-I eat my Wheaties with peaches and
GEORGE V. HARRISON is that tall boy in
squadron A from Ellisville, Mississippi. He
had C. P. T. training prior to U. S. A. A. F.
training which aided in his becoming an
JAMES W. HAYNES, Savannah, Tennessee. This
fellow put the right thing in the right place
on an aircraft assembly line. On, the irony
of it all if his instructor had said the first
day, "This is a plane." A
RALPH E. IRWIN JR., delved into the arts at
one time in an effort to picture the country-
side of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth in
particular. This was done when the electrical
concern which he Worked for was forgotten.
MELVIN E. DUFFY is from the car city of De-
troit, Michigan. His bars give him the rank
of Second Lieutenant.
MAURICE L. WILLIAMS, INSTRUCTOR t4th From Leftj
WILLIAM A. FOX has his home in the Clinton,
Tenn., directory. 'Machinist" is the title of
his old job-he certainly wasn't one in a
million, by any means. The 'University of
Tennessee was his choice for advanced edu-
cation after Clinton High lost his presence.
ROBERT P. GILROY from Scranton, Penna.,
supervised a dairy route. Holy Cross boasts
of him as alumni and -the C. P. T. program
started him flying.
JACK HARING, East Orange, New Jersey
worked for the railroad, attempted shorthand
at secretarial school, plays a swell boogie-
woogie treble and played basketball J. V.
This biographic sketch is lacking something.
Oh yes, he also does impersonations.
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BENJAMIN H. HODGES, a peach state boy from
Benjamin, Georgia, surveyed Uncle Sam's
land for the Engineering Dept. Mercer U.
is who he roots for at sport rallys.
GERALD W. JOHNSTON made the sheets of
metal that make the boats that carry the
supplies that our soldiers need to help to win
the war. Home--Summit, Mississippi.
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GEORGE DALE BRANNON, from Tipton Cno
relation to the teaj Oklahoma, formerly
'farmed ol' Mother Earth. A forced landing
is nothing for him 'cause he can probably
tell which way the furoughs run in a field
from 5000 feet. The glider pilot training that
he had before really cinches those landings.
CHARLES E. BRYNER glided in the skys above
Pleasantville, Pennsylvania before zooming
an engine driven ship above Arkansas. He
was an interior decorator formerly.
JAMES W. BERRY, is one of Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma's citizens. He had approximately
100 hours of glider training under the Army
Air Forces as a suplement to his present
flying experience. He was also a law stu-
dent at one time but apparently life at the
bar was unattractive. Don't ask us what bar,
HOMER H. ANDREWS, Jr., is one of the ex-
glider pilots we have with us. His former
civil occupation was that of a sheet metal
worker, but that didn't prevent him from
indulging in a bit of dramatics on the side.
His home town is Electra, Texas.
JOHN BOLENDER, Kew Gardens, L. I. New
York, was a baker in civilian life. He en-
listed as a Glider Pilot and had 80 hours
to his credit before he started to put a
Stearman through its paces.
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DANIEL W. JOHNSON, Jr., hails from Headland,
Ala. He helped his family's financial situ-
ation by working as a supply clerk before
becoming an H. P.
WILLIAM D. JOHNSTON, Jr., is a Chattanooga,
Tennessee fellow who got his start making
rotten-egg smell with sulphur. Later as a
chemist, that elementary stuff was all for-
gotten and he made bigger and better
DAVID c. HOLBY, of Los Angeles, California
has worked for Uncle Sam before, though
600 Flying Hours
in another way. He was a Civil Service Ad-
ministrative clerk. He has just switched from
passive to active duty, one might say.
CHARLES B. HARPER, Jr., from the Tar-Heel
State, was a cigarette machine operator be-
fore being a flyer. The place he hangs his
hat is in Durham, N. C.
SAMUEL F. HUDSON, Stamford, Connecticut,
likes something besides planes. He likes
boats. His spare time was spent around the
Stamford Yacht Club. Yachting was his
hobby, technical inspecting was his business,
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JIMMIE G. GALLOWAY, was a dairy man. The
cows around Big Stone Gap, Virginia were
in good hands. Jimmie, through his close re-
lationship to bovines couldn't be one of those
fellows who zooms the local farms. Perish
FREDERICK K. HARVEY, comes from Tennes-
see, where he took part in HY" activities.
Tennessee had it's Sergeant York-Kingsport
has its Cadet Harvey.
WILBER V. GEE, home town Jersey City, New
Jersey. In civilian life this lad had an exact-
ing job as a gage maker.'Precision flying
is what is required in the Air Force so he
should be right at homc.
WILLIAM J. HAYS, had the worries of a ser-
vice station attendant prior to those of the
Air Corps. This Haystown, Ga., boy is small,
to be sure, but when it comes to flying, the
ages" is true.
JOHN M. HENDERSON, from Florence, Ala-
bama attended Florence State after sipping
all the knowledge he could get from Cof-
fee High. He haunted drivers as a license in-
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MARION F. HANEY, INSTRUCTOR
THOMAS W. GORDON, 2nd Lieutenant, a Texan
from Georgetown, tried almost everything
before the Army. A Southwestern U. man,
this flier does everything from build a cup-
board to philabuster.
THOMAS M, GERBING, 2nd Lieutenant from
The Dalles, Oregon, was commissioned while
in the Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth, New
Jersey. The alto-stratus facinatcd him too.
JOHN F. LANCE, another Lone Star lad was
commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air
Corps Reserve and was a former Aerial
Photography student. The spot he chooses
for simulated forced landings should be bet-
ter than ours 'cause he was a geologist.
FRED A. JOHNSON, Oak Park, Ill., is a former
Northwestern Univeristy boy. He's spent a
number of years in deep study, to be sure,
but there was a time when the left half-
backls post on the N. U. football team look-
ed mighty attractive.
FRED W. JENKINS, INSTRUCTOR K "
LOUIS P. BRYANT, New York, N. Y., is one of
our former glider pilots. He had a total of
65 hours in Cubs and Aeroncas. His travels
took him to Switzerland where he attended
school but most of his education came in
this country-New York City and Princeton
JAMES F. BLAKE-LOBB, from Jamaica, Long
Island, sold immentionables off the B. V. D.
corporation. He changed from Glider Pilot
Training to Cadet-hood but is still up in
STEPHEN J. BUICH, of Grand Rapids, Michigan,
came down from the Alto-Curnulos to swap
a glider for a P. T. 17. But now he is back
up in the Cumulos and all is well. Soon he
will probably Come down to trade the P. T.
for a B. T. '
FRED H. JACOBUS, was an Orange, New Jer-
sey sport fan. He played baseball with the
local boys when not installing telephones. Bet
he has some good numbers. '
DONALD M. BISHOP, Yoakum, Texas, formerly
was associated with the Agricultural Adj-
ustment Administration as a pelemeter oper-
ator Ca whatj and clerk. He also was a
Glider Pilot before assuming the togs of an
Air Force Pilot.
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HUGH E. HOLLADAY, Pell City, Ala., spent a RO
good portion of his time as a student. He
attended the U. of Alabama for a few years
in addition to his high school training. While
at the latter institution he used football and
basketball as a means of relaxation-arf, arf!!
DONALD H. JAMES, from New Bedford, Mas-
sachusetts. Spliced wires for the New Eng-
land Tel. and Telegraph. It must have been
while tapping wires that he heard of the
need for Pilots-so here he is-piloting.
BERT C. IANNELL is from Keyport, New
Jersey where he played put and take behind
a bank window. And this fellow didn't put
anything down for extra-curricular activi-
FORREST A. HOUDYSHELL, is one of Penn-
sylvania's products from Allenport. The
glamour of the Air Corps overcame him suf-
ficiently to cause his abandonment of civil-
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gassed planes for the Civil Air Patrol and
did a little flying on the side. Flying is his
main job now and his side line is burning
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RICHARD C. SWARTWOOD, INSTRUCTOR
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OBERT P. HARRY, Daytona Beach, Florida,
had education as his main objective before
coming into the Air Corps. He attended both
the University of Pittsburgh and the Uni-
versity of Florida after leaving high school.
ROBERT B. HARRIS, a Knoxville, Tennessee
machine shop helper, took a course for more
knowledge at the University of Tenneisee.
That course was forsaken to learn to fly.
HOWARD W. BUCKLER has South Gate, Cali-
fornia for a home town. Is that the spot
where all the California sunshine comes in?
They probably keep that gate well oiled. ,
WILLIAM T. HATCHER, Gaffney, South Caro-
lina, zoomed the local inhabitants and fright-
ened them half to death. But he could take
care of that-he was a mortician.
GEORGE E. FANNING, a Worcester, Massachu-
setts lad who worked with wire prior to
working with Stearmans. He was also a
scrimmager at high school.
IVER M. SWANSON, INSTRUCTOR
LEONARD H. JOHNSON Wilmington, Vt. held
a position of mechanics helper a few years
ago. While at school he captained the bas-
ketball team for two years and also added
baseball as an athletic endeavor.
RAYMOND J. ISOLDE, went to Memorial High
in West New York, New Jersey. This was
followed by some concentrated study in
artistic realms at Cooper Union. This was
followed by the army.
WILLIAM ZACK HOLLAR, Hickary, North
Carolina, aside from being a Red Cross Life
Saving Examiner, scoutmaster and swimmer
"non-pareil," attempted to enhance the
feminine limb as assistant manager of a
PAUL D. JONES, painted and decorated the
homes of Windermere, Florida. Because of
his name he probably distilled his own tur-
pentine-or was it turpentine? Bet he paint-
ed the town red.
DAVID W. CLARK,
TERENCE T. JENKINS, was a B. B. T. man
fbaseball-basketball and footballh at his
Alma Mater in Summerville, South Caro-
lina. With that much sport activity he must
go over the obstacle course with a fiendish
fervor. Oh yeah!
BENNIE E. HATFIELD, Chattanooga, CChoo-
Chooj, Tennessee had a start on most of us
because of his C. P. T. training. When he
started he had more hours flying that most
of us have now, after finishing Primary.
But we'll catch up, maybe.
ALBERT W. HELSLEY, hailed from Knoxville,
Tennessee and was employed by the TVA.
I-Ie attended the University of Tennessee af-
ter graduating from Knoxville High. A
ELVIS E. JOHNSON, from St. Louis, Missouri,
was assistant manager in a drug store after
becoming an alumni of Centerville High. He
was on the staff of that school's yearbook.
We should have gotten him on ours.
GUY F. HAMMOND, is from Cranston, in that
big little state of Rhode Island. If you are
motoring up there soon Kon an A cardj you
might pass the spot Where Guy worked, or
rather ran the business of keeping your
petrol tank filled.
HENDERSON F. DOWLING, INSTRUCTOR
GLENN A. BLACK, Charleroi, Penna., did an
array of things such as mining, welding,
riveting, etc, before he entered the Air
Force as a Glider Pilot. Glenn had 107
hours "upstairs" before he started to fly
power driven aircraft.
PAUL E. BEALS, was the "man who comes a-
round" with the groceries, in Humbolt, Iowa.
Glider pilot training was forsaken after 102
hours for Cadet training-a change for the
better we think.
BRADY L. EDLER'-no information furnished.
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VINCENT J. BRACHA, New Britain, Conn., held
a widely diversified number of positions,
some of which were salesman, student, ac-
tor, flier, and Army glider pilot. We can't
reveal any secrets but we are inclined to
believe that his acting and selling endeavors
were interlocked. fAll of us know how much
alike those two are in make-believe, that is.J
PAUL J. BRAY, Baltimore, Md., was an electric
Welder before becoming a flyer. His trade
might still come in handy in case some of our
PT's receive more than the usual punishment
through ground loops and other accidents.
Be on the alert pal.
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GERALD J. SCHLAEGER, INSTRUCTOR
QOn Wingl-400 Flying Hours
FRED H. BOYD, claims both Knoxville, Tenn.,
and Shreveport, La., as his residence. He at-
tended Stair Vocational High in the former
city and earned his daily bread through op-
erating a filling station. He received his com-
mission last year.
FREDERICK C. W1-lITNEY's birth certificate
shows Lagrange, Ill., to be his home. While
working for the Electro-Motive Corp., he was
a machine operator but the lure of the Army
finally overcame him and he was commis-
sioned at Fort Belvoir, Va., September 2, 1942.
He is an ex-baseball and boxing star from
Lyons Township High.
HOWARD J. SECOR, is a Kalamazoo, Mich., na-
tive. Before receiving his Commission, Sep-
tember 5, l942, he was a master automotive
mechanic. He gained flying experience as an
observer for the U. S. Navy also with 200
hours being credited to him.
ROBERT A. DOUGLASS, is an ex-salesman of
petroleum products. Kansas City, Mo., is
where he bunks when at home. He received
his bars September 17, 1942 at the Aberdeen
Proving Grounds, Maryland.
ALBERT J. BELLER, originated from Pueblo,
Colorado, where he surveyed land. After
two years of Army life he was commission-
ed in 1942. Shutter work is his hobby.
HAROLD W. DAVIS, INSTRUCTOR
fOn Wingj-500 Flying Hours
GEORGE J. PAPPAS, a Houston, Texanite, sold
things for a civilian vocation. He sold the
Army on his ability too because he was com-
missioned a 2nd Lieutenant before coming to
attempt a Stearman.
GILBERT J. FINN has had a few years Army
experience prior to soloing. This 2nd Lieu-
tenant comes from Oak Park, Illinois.
HAROLD WOOD, is practically at home here,
hailing from E1 Dorado, Arkansas. He has
had a diversified education in the art of earn-
ing a living--Welder, Bible salesman, boiler-
maker Cand now the servicej. His lieu-
tenancy was granted him last year.
THOMAS M. HARRELL, has been in the service
for better than two years, having been com-
missioned on May 1, 1941. His silver bars
were issued on February 1, 1942. The Cham-
ber of Commerce of Dallas, Texas, can give
you a good deal of info on this officer, no
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LENTZ M. LACKEY, Statesville, N. C., is one
of our athletically inclined boys, having par-
ticipated in football, baseball, track and
tennis while in school.. Before entering thc
servicc hc was a tire dealer and station oper-
ator. Looks like he left that business when
thc leaving was good.
GUSTAVE CARL KUEBLER, Jr., Maplewood,
New Jersey, was a correspondent for an in-
surance company prior to becoming a hot
pilot. With Farenheit's invention always a-
round the 100 mark who wouldn't be hot.
That thermometer in this "chere" state of
Arkansas almost blows up at times.
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LEON SHULMAN, Newark, New Jersey, is one
of our larger confereres and he uses his
size to good advantage in our athletics fask
some of the small Cadetsl. He called various
phases of aircraft work both his trade and
his hobby. He even built and designed model
planes. fTsk, tsk, such a big fcller, LOOQJ
TOM C. LAWSON, Mathews, Ala., used his
verbal capacities to good advantage as a
tractor salesman. Perhaps his work brought
him into contact with those We11-knOWn
CARLQL- STAHL, with a touch of Texas in his
hair and a bottle of milk in his hand came to
.Arkansas with baseball and general sport abil-
This Dallas lad is now sliding into base
GEORGE R. SHANKLE, INSTRUCTOR
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BERNARD F. SHMANSKE, once got rich as a
machinist apprentice Cas did so many oth-
ersb. He hails from Pine Brook, N. J. and is
a pretty good ad for his home town QCham-
ber of Commerce stuff you understandj. As
for his flying we wont go far wrong by say-
ing that he has graduated from "apprentice"
ROBERT F. SCHLACK, the Cranford, N. J., clerk
is one of our sport lovers. His likes rest
mainly in athletics of all kinds but on the
other hand he has been known to do some
flying. He once made his fortune playing
with tax collections and dividend checks-
that leads to the assumption that he's a swell
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WILLIAM C. KNIGHT, claims Millington, Tenn.,
as his home town. Bill is a former football
player and aircraft engine mechanic. All of
which adds up to one conclusion, namely,
that no engine is big enough to beat our
Bill. For proof ask his civilian employers.
HORACE M. KAPLAN, from Macon-brought
home the bacon while selling things in
Georgia. Then he himself was sold on the
idea of flying for the army.
FRANK J. LYDEN, made ack-acks in Providence,
Rhode Island. He inspected the parts. He
better stay away from restricted areas or
he will see the results of his work.
CLYDE C. BALL, INSTRUCTOR
HAROLD E. KOVEN, New Jersey's gift to the
Air Force. His former flying experience con-
sisted of two trips at the tender age of 5.
Note: to all our young readers of 5 or less.
You too can be an aviation cadet.
JOHN E. RUTT, Ohio breed, came to like the
sport of weight lifting for reasons ovious in
a pair of shorts. Although he studied dental
work, from now on he will destroy bridges
instead of building them.
RUSSELL A. McDONNELL, has that accent that
comes from only one place-Boston. A Kappa
Psi man and also a salesman UD, Mac makes
friends so easily. Does a course in personal-
ity go with a B. S. Degree?
PAUL F. SCHREPPLE, a Washington, New
Jersey man, was a molder operator for furni-
ture. He will probably get a plane of his
own later and equip it with a plush, form
fitting, custom built cockpit. Then he will
have all the comforts of home.
CARLTON D. CHAPMAN, INSTRUCTOR
ELWOOD N. RIKER, East Orange, N. J., was a JOHN J. MCCORMICK, is an Omaha, Nebraskan.
design draftsman for Bell Telephone and his
duties included radio apparatus and equip-
ment design. At present his only designs are
on flying and all that goes with it.
RICHARD ROBINSON, from Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, that cold New England State in
the winter time, didn't find it too cold to play
guard on the Portsmouth' H. S. team. He
must have been good too because he had the
berth of all-state end.
The Union Pacific Railroad paid Brother Mac
to balance payrolls Che saysj before he chose
to enter the service. Perhaps some day he'11
write a book on his Army experiences and
entitle it "The letters with the Lipstick
Smudgesf' Right, pal?
WILLIAM J. NEMECEK, Dumont, New Jersey
did defense work prior to taking to the air.
His work around planes helped him to
recognize them at a glance. Tell us Bill-
What's the difference between a P-40?
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13rd From Leftj--650 Flying Hours
JACK W. RAGLAND, was one of those cosmopol-
itan fellows that had to know everything. He
was a railroad information agent. While at
the University of Idaho he was a leg man
on the cross country squad. And wow-
what legs! Incidently he comes from Roselle
Park, N. J. -
GEORGE W. PERRY, Orange, N. J., was another
Cadet who once clerked for his subsistence.
George Washington Perry-a famous array
of names and if we judge correctly, this
namesake of famous Americans will continue
to live up to its merits. Par-a-a-ade rest.
JOSEPH S. OLESKY, has Wyoming, Pennsyl-
vania, for a home town. His pay envelope
buldged because of his work as a mechanic's
helper on silk-throwing machines. Track was
his athletic interest at home-contrast that
to his chief attraction here--uh, er, lessee
KENNETH D. OLSEN, a Jersey City exponent,
really took on a job to edit this book. K.D.'s
former experience as a commercial artist
surely came in handy.
CHARLES W. MORSE, from New Bedford, Mass.,
is almost all leg. Wow, can this boy run. How
did a former Welder get all those leg
muscles? We wonder.
SHU W. GEE,' INSTRUCTOR
QFourth From Leftj
HAROLD W. RAMBUSCH, Jr., Origin-Long
Island, favorite hobby Rat racing, Most often
seen, Rat racing favorite sport, Rat racing
ambition, Rat racing, Rat racing, defined:-
Maneuvers at low altitudes to scare the larg-
est number of farmers in the shortest possi-
JOHN P. SEYMOUR CP for pilotj is from that
garden spot, New Jersey-Elizabeth to be
exact. If we're going to be exact we might as
well let you know that he is an Omega
Gamma Delta boy from Rutgers University.
But who wants to be exact.
WILLIAM A. ROBERTS, calls Chicopee, Mass.,
his home. At one time he 'led the busy life of
a college student, taking part in enough ac-
tivities to kill an ordinary man. Glee club,
Business club, Fraternity, Rifle club, soccer
hockey and baseball, were the scholastic en-
deavors-and on the side was a bit of flying
training under the C. P. T. Wonder if his
middle initial stands for Atlas.
ROBERT W. TRATHEN, is one of the Green Bay
boys from Wisconsin. Between diving and
basketball, this gent ground engine parts for
the war effort-the man behind the man be-
hind the man, etc.
JOSEPH J. KELLY, is a Philadelphia, Pa., boy.
His wages were earned by selling shoes but
the years of that job were too much for him
-consequently, his enlistment in the Air
JAMES C. HEATH, INSTRUCTOR
fThird From Leftj-750 Flying Hours
EDWARD L. PAGE, clicked the shutter on un- JAMES D. WELLS, Providence, R. I., is a com-
suspecting subjects abounding in the vicinity
of Blacksburg, Virginia. V. P. I. had him
enrolled for "aboot" a year prior to induction.
JOSEPH A. MOLTZEN, yankee attended Leonia
high school, in the town of the same name,
both in New Jersey. ,He must have worked
on the graveyard shift 'cause this guy is al-
ways first up in the morning. But its the
early bird that gets the worm-C0r1fL1SiL1S
STEPHEN F. STROSS, Newark N. J., knOW11 HS
"Knuckle Nose" by his closer friends, work-
ed as a production clerk and stock chaser.
He explains the specific duties of his position
as, "runnin' around."
paratively small person but his size is no
criterion when it comes to agility in certain
forms of athletics. He claimed the job of in-
terviewer and hirer of personnel for civil serf
vice positions a few years ago. We can pic?
ture the droves of women who obtained work
through him, yessir.
s. GEORGE PILSON, is listed as a Citizen of
Worcester, Mass. He worked as a machinist
for a while but his greatest attraction was
journalism. Outside of newspaper and Writ-
ing work in school, he participated in sports,
making the track and basketball teams.
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JOHN C. WALLER, INSTRUCTOR
JOHN J. LISET, Fall River, Massachusetts,
studied at Bradford Durfee Textile School so
he could be a labratory chemist assistant-
has a hobby of sports-is on the ball.
FRANK C. KELLEY, is a favorite son of Ala-
bama, having Eldridge as his home town.
He's a former football player and held a
position of clerk some time ago. One thing
we'll always remember about this boy is the
distance he can boot a football. We lose more
footballs thisway. '
STANLEY D. SCOTT, Jr., was a banker from
way back. In this mans army they try to
fix you up with some duty relative to your
former occupation. As yet no substitute has
been found for this one, from banker to S75
per. The thrill is gone.
WALTER W. THORNE, hails from Newark, New
Jersey. He was an assembler of sound de-
tectors. The most common sound we heard
him say was--"'Pass the water please."
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SIMON N. ROSS, INSTRUCTOR
ROBERT A. MALONEY, the Clifton, N. J. cut-
up, was another busy bee as a civilion. He
worked as a machinist at Curtiss Electric
Propeller and when attending high school
he was a basketball baron, a forensic flash,
a journalistic giant, and a general Superman
-that beautiful hulk of a man.
ROY B. OLSEN, known as 'R.B." is the pride of
Lyndhurst, New Jersey. He is a fellow who
always manages to get two oranges at mess
instead of the customary one. He was a
salesman for the Sunkist Company before,
Maybe that's why.
Terrace Park, Ohio
JAY M. SANDLER, from New York City in the
State of the same name, has more Greek let-
ters after his name than digits in his serial
number. If we want a question answered in
ground school we just call on "Information
HERBERT N. WOODWARD, Jr., is from the
steel town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Though he is younger in years than most of
the Cadets he flys with the best of them. He
hasn't lost his love for sports either.
JAMES C. MOUNT, earned his Morgenthau let-
tuce as a jobsetter on radar equipment. One
of his main attractions was music and he held
memberships in various choruses and glee
clubs. Manasquan, N. J. is his residence.
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CHARLES E. SCHWARTZ, INSTRUCTOR
QOn Wing!-1000 Flying Hours
KENNETH H. LOEHWING, Ridgefield, New
Jersey, machinist, played soccer on a State
Championship team. That was in 1937. Now
he's working to be on a bigger and better
organization's combat team.
WALTER M. ROBERTS, lived in Newark, New
New Jersey, and worked with that cool, re-
freshing drink-Coca Cola. They bottled it
where he was, that is, what was left after
all drank their fill. Now he must put a
slug in the slot like the rest of us to get a
pause that refreshes. Nyahhh.
STEPHEN G. WILKENS, grew up in Dumont,
N. J. Being an average young man he held
an average number of jobs for an average
length of time. Now, he has altered his form-
er ways somewhat and is seriously attempting
to keep his present position until he earns his
wings. fHe attended high school but does-
n't know why.
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JAMES T. ROBINSON, INSTRUCTOR
JAMES D. KEEFE, is listed as a Nashville, Ga.,
voter. His former occupation was that of a
naval stores operator and prior to that he
pertook in a bit of agricultural work. Bas-
ketball, track, tennis, and baseball claimed
much of his time.
GEORGE NOORIGIAN, Grantwood, N. J. fPro-
nounced Noor-hee-gan in the Arkansas
tonguel. When George started signing out
solo ships, the maneuver he was very adept
at was the one known as the "ground loop."
He's a good guy though.
DAVID SCALES-"Red Scales in the sunset," is
a Rutherford, N. J. lad. Before this flying
game, he worked as machinist at Wright Aero
Corporation. We remember well how he
cheered our idle hours with a mouth organ.
WALTER F. WHITE, INSTRUCTOR
CThird From Left,-1800 Flying Hours
St. Clairsville, Ohio
ARNOLD P. SPARMANN, Secaucus, New Jersey,
delved into chemical engineering after at-
tending Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. In
high school he was a track man and once a
track man, always a track man.
JOSEPH W. KING, is Forsyth, Georgia's contri-
bution to our class. He formerly played foot-
ball in high school and also tramped the
Peach State's trails as an Assistant Scout-
master. Apparently he was rated as quite a
handy boy because he once held a position in
a Columbus, Georgia, manufacturing's effici-
cncy department. Come to think of it, he's
carried over his ability to our fair field.
BOLESLAW W. PIROG, is one boy who really
has flying in his blood. Before entering the
service, he flew Csome of the smaller air-
planesj and gained 78 hours on those of us
who hugged the earth. He also holds a
private pilot's license. It would be safe to
called him the Wallington, New Jersey, Wiz-
ard of Air-he can make our planes liter-
ally talk, walk, and act.
GEORGE J. MOLL, the Jersey City, N. J. muscle-
man, worked with a foundation gang on
Uncle Sam's destroyers. According to the
grapevine, his deligent efforts were the rea-
son for the launching of so many ships fand
who are we to doubt that rumor?J He ran
on his high school track team for three years,
ROY L. STROMBERG, Putney, Vermont has
both a histrionic and musical background. He
wooed the fair heroines of many a high
school play and for encores, sang to the a-
bove-mentioned damsels. For relaxation he
worked at Pratt-Whitney and Bullard Ma-
chine Tool but now he has forgotton all of
his civil jobs and is concentrating on hot-
piloting. CHave you called Lulu Bel1e?D
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GUERINO G. PETTI, Bound Brook, N. J. He
was born in Italy and lived there for a num-
ber of years. His profession here fbefore en-
tering the AAFJ was that of a musiciang in
fact, he was commonly referred to as the
logical successor to Jimmy Dorsey-he tells
us. Rutgers was his Alma Mammy.
ROBERT LOUIS FAUBEL was one of Stan-
ford, Connecticut's air minded citizens. He
apprenticed die making there and is ap-
prenticing flying here.
CALVIN E. KING, a Norfolk, Virginia transit
man, had a few sidelines such as tennis and
swimming which he probably greatly in-
dulged in while traversing the countryside
EDWARD PERCHAK, Scranton, Pa. Our boy
Perchak fNMD is still scoutin around for
one 119 parachute lost somewhere in Ouachita
County. Moral: Always look in the front
cockpit for any loose items finstructors in-
cludedj before practicing slow rolls.
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BENJAMIN D. SAXON, INSTRUCTOR
Fourth From Leftj-160 Flying Hours
ROMAN C. KIRCZOW, a Jerseyite had engineer-
ing aspirations, supported by knowledge
gained from Stevens Tech. With a lacrosse
bat he is a formidable foe to unguarded
RICHARD A. WINTERS, Hibernia, New Jersey
was once a machine operator and instructor.
The latter job was preferable to him for it in-
cluded the teaching of many of the Garden
State's fairer members. His high school phys-
ical effort included football and rifling
GARRETT WORRALL, Jersey City, N. J. lists
his occupations as typist, electrician and truck
driver. He has a vocation too-being an at-
tentive husband to an attractive wife.
HAYDEN E. RICHARDS, is one of those dyna-
mic athletes in abbreviated form. He's not a
heavyweight by any means but that fact
didn't prevent him from making the foot-
ball teams at Nanticoke, Pa. high. He clerked
and drove a bus as a sideline, too.
ROBERT E. SEIDELL, played a little scrim-
mage for his old High School at Stonington,
Connecticut, his home town. After that he
was the breadwinner, carrying the bacon
home from the submarine shop. He's on the
ball here too.
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WILLIAM J, AWTY HERBERT MEYERINCK
Theory of Flight Navigation
Outside of our physical training program, it is generally agreed that some
of the hottest sessions take place in the ground school.
In meteorology we learned it vsras the humidity not the heat, that caused
our discomfort. But what ever it was, it didn't get us down too much because our
open post depended on our grades.
The subjects, Theory of Flight, Navigation, Meteorology, Engines, and Air-
craft Recognition, are all vital cogs in the wheel to aid in making a competent
Our instructors bear with the heat-er-humidity, and the difficulties of
a condensed course, to put the most into each lecture and get the best pos-
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This local hub of social activity for many
civilians as well as Cadets, was founded in Aug-
At a meeting of the representatives of Cam-
cien's women's clubs, the former commanding of-
ficer of this field, Colonel Huglin, mapped out
his plans for having a social gathering place for
Cadets and after receiving sponteneous approval,
he found a site and started the actual work of
building. The second floor of the Morgan Build-
ing was selected and the furnishings were sup-
plied through subscriptions by Camden's popu-
Mrs. Luther Ellison was given the position
of hostess at the time and she still is in
charge today. Under her able guidance the club
has functioned well and has expanded gradu-
ally, as far as provisions for entertainment are
concerned. At present the club is undergoing re-
novations in preparation for coming classes.
It is felt that the latter's enthusiasm for the
club will be as great as it has been for those
who have left this field.
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while goldbricking from regular formations,
compiled film and paper that was too good to
stand idle. These items were exposed to the
elements-fthe gadgets of 43 KJ-and this has
been the result. Good or bad it pictures cadet
life. , I
GEORGE PERRY BIOGRAPHER
HERBERT WOODWARD GEORGE PILSON
ASST. PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE WILKENS
DON BISHOP ROY OLSEN
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