Army Air Force Contract Flying School - Primary Yearbook (Camden, AR)

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PRI ARY f - 'N ,f m W . g n-f-f'1 l Z' A A ' A C ., ,. A. . - , . -:.1 Rig a-ww! ji at HARRELL FIELD CAMDEN, ARKANSAS 7IST FLYING TRAINING DETACHMENT ARMY AIR FORCE CONTRACT FLYING SCHOGL I I 1 GIBIIIQASS-GDIIF 4316 N N - ISGDTIUGIIIITHIIBASGJIIT 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. V .R. w,-1.4. Iwwwvswfm-eiuwhnwf-.'m'.m:, fr. ' . 'ei QMN'-1 Qsfy- Ex V ' mr V , fffQi1.,,A ,fvkfjnf ,- . W vfffgf- ,V . N 5 Q.-3 , . .. A . V f i -. , ,- Q , . C M 75, . ., wwf N ,V , 4 WY 2 Z sv A . f 1 'pi ' .f ,r-U. W 5 . " ff'-H' 1 fnff 41.-2 ,I M I vi,-' ,- , ,f,5N,,., , ,H .. ga iw' 5, g fi -fwfyffw ff: 5 ' 'fgffwffi f , ,1f:1Qi,w,Nf'44Q,,, ', ' wigaffw-A,,Q,fX,5g-' Can MQ - . ,, M,-" ff .W :can ,gf f ' u 1 -vjgfzfiifi'-"f' ' . ff' '- Q, . A 4 ' f 4. , , ,Wx V ., -4 5 , f15??,'?:1f'?? - in , 1 ,. f - ,aw mgf aw" - vwqn ,f Wgqgfgliyqngf 1 X-4 I Hli,?,5: fa ,x hfhgz, 'f E. W. WIGGINS Treasurer and General Manager W. H. MARDEN President Wiggins - Marden AERO CORPORATION 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 flight training. 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. .Nw MAJOR NELSON T. BROWN Commanding Officer 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. Wu.. BIRMELE LIEUT. WILLIAM E. WATERS C lxyl LIEUT. W1Lg:5?ign'g' . Commandant of Students APTAHAT WILLIAM G COK A 'stant Peisonncl Officer Supervisor of Ground School Supeiifksucierrvisof ER S511 raining ff. .1 1216-Ml Army Staff LT. JOSEPH D. HECKLE Intelligence Officer Public Relations Officer MAJOR JOHN H. LARY Medical Examiner Surgeon 'MRT , LT. JAMES M. DONOVAN Assistant Surgeon Chemical Warfare Officer fx LT WILLIAM S CLARKE Commanding Officer of Air In X Depot Detachment is 7. ,,,-1-11' LT. RALPH G. MITLHOLLAND Assistant Supervisor Supervisor of Flying LT. JOHN M. CRESS Director of Physical Training Assistant Commandant of Students , . 1 X if -' . FM? A ' up ' .' 'iv ' . 12.2-maart. 'ew . iff' . J... ' 6, vf,'l'Lif..f:: ,fdflw M u ,,f , ws.afQf1:.mi , J: '. . A' 1 'P fi .3 fair' .ii yung . . .ch e M . T if 4 .., .... . LT. CHESTER M. PORTS Assistant Supervisor Air Inspector-Training LT. LLOYD B. SWANK Personnel Officer Transportation Officer LT. DEXTER D. ALLE Assistant Physical Traini Director bl' LT. LOUIS SCHIFF Tactical Officer Warrant Officer SAMUEL W. HOWELL Air Inspector fTechnicalJ Assistant Engineer Officer 1 ievilicm Flight taff '- x. WK - J ' I ' , ,K 6 -M xff, ' W3-N , 5 , .- m,.x,,, . - g 'NN-1 M xx PETER ADDRISI JOSEPH J. COWHIG Group Commander CHARLES S' COWAN Group Commander Dxrector of Flylng CLAYTON E. MOORE Squadron Commander HARRY A. MOORE LOUIS J. KUNTZ Squadron Commander Squadron Commander JOHN E. WELCH Squadron Commander N-,XXX JOHN HARRELL TOMMY WOOD Chief Dispatcher Dispatcher F065 . MRS. BETH HOUCK Dispatcher Squadron v RALPH A. PURINGTON, INSTRUCTOR Fourth From Left ROBERT L. HARWELL sound off! "Aviation Cadet Harwell R. L.-14175964 Ward, Ala- bama,-I eat my Wheaties with peaches and cream, Sir." 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 H. P. 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. N, t y. 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. HANNIBAL, MISSOURI 3000 Flying Hours 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. Wm Fl o ..1-- . - ,-- - - Mn... M . Q ,, .. Q. ,. ,. V.- f .'4i,H.r- 1'w...., - I Egg-,Hj:1f'i:'s,' ,E t+ if-5,ag:f 'z " '- WILLIAM B. DUNN, INSTRUCTOR 14th From' Leftj 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, either. 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. L ,V , , 'M ' "sr -1"f-Einff' ' A I f .-.. r h . i '-9 .wwf M ju: ' .2 "Wx, . - .. I , ,e .4 2-.A 1 I . A - , . -4, ww- ' -1- ,-. . ff g. M - EN: EUGENE E. MORGAN, INSTRUCTOR 13rd From Leftj MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 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 smells. 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, Qin' 4, 5 4 .AY fn ,,,l 4- THOMAS POWELL, INSTRUCTOR fOn Wingj 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 the thought. 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 proverbial "big-things-come-in-smallepack- 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- spector. a ?1a fjgijlf , ..-' -- J. eff" t ' X 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. fOn Wingj 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. f FRED W. JENKINS, INSTRUCTOR K " fRight Endp 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 U. 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 the air. 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. ll' G f l Q-.. L. ki '?3i1.i" M ' Eg.4.4.....-.:g.g" WEN Qs . I my ' Q , 1 BWI , y ,. . PAUL H. BIBINS, INSTRUCTOR 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. COn Planej 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- ties-imagine. 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- ian life. c, mea! 67 ly l 5 I M lm DONALD M. HOWLAND, aPortland, Maineiad, 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 up the gas. W RICHARD C. SWARTWOOD, INSTRUCTOR fOn Wingl ,wwf Wi' MZ W - puztgduffz 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. 1 M l l l 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. fEnd Rightj 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 hosiery concern. 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. W! DAVID W. CLARK, 14th From 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 INSTRUCTOR Leftj 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. 1 5, 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. 14th From Lefty 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. A - . GERALD J. SCHLAEGER, INSTRUCTOR QOn Wingl-400 Flying Hours Evansville, Indiana 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. ..-,'-""" i ,,.,..e""""1 -5,- HAROLD W. DAVIS, INSTRUCTOR Stanton, Texas 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 doubt. lr'- 'v f, 'JHARRELL . W fi. i Q3 Xwvfmflv THIS IS OUR READY ROOM 5 G ,.. A.. ' CAN You no A mow nom 51,3 QQ" ,J ,iifj ,, V - rf R R -Q " L31 J -'4 'A A, I, - " VA t Q J ' - M H" 5? R 'diff' ,-1 iw ' J gf 6 mu! qpodl. I .7 awturnaaigme :ma . I 'Wy Af- ,owne f quad on B 'X 67 17 ...H-"if I mm- A- . ajyaa a?f!5?iiQ'.412f-' ' Qww- A yr we ' 'U-' I ' N w."f"."".v.,g . fm f,h:rfkctZ.ci'H ffxiuz- 2.41, V ' WENDELL W. WATKINS, INSTRUCTOR 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. fFourth From Leftj 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 farmer's daughters. 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 ic . 'M GEORGE R. SHANKLE, INSTRUCTOR QThird From Leftj 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" to "operator.', 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 person to know, monetarily speaking. - V 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. 2 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. 1 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. fCenterJ 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. -wer--4,9 CARLTON D. CHAPMAN, INSTRUCTOR CCenterJ 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? ---' " ' 11.1.19 ' ayi. fgfQffz.vm-1+ - -L af, 'M' . '1' A ' ff wr' ..,'f.,x, i I I f we , " h - ' . ff. A 1' , ,,, 5 ' . -any V. , 'W - 1, ' my , W., , CARL J. ADAMS, INSTRUCTOR 13rd From Leftj--650 Flying Hours Perrysville, Arkansas 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 now-flying. 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- ble time. 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 Corps. ! JAMES C. HEATH, INSTRUCTOR fThird From Leftj-750 Flying Hours Alexander, Arkansas 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 say. 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. X2 Wan, ...,..,., ..,,, , JOHN C. WALLER, INSTRUCTOR QCenterJ 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." 4 -, .--- , . 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. fOn Wingj 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 Please" Sandler. 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. W., P, ..N:.wa. ,' ., ., A f ff'f-fem, 'f 7 , ' 1 Q it 'rfiqiff L54-1351 2 f'.f ff.-:E I g - H Q nguff -X 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. .- 1 I K I 1 Q 1 67, f" I I I I ii ' fig I 112, V, 1.9 -ug 'K . www JAMES T. ROBINSON, INSTRUCTOR fOn Wingj 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. Q 0 '94 ' 4 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, too. 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 ' ' ".- , . I 4 , ,-3?4v- ' -Q1w2.5f'f ' f4ifgl't,..: 1 'LI' , , . we :wg ,-g f. , ALBERT C. WILSON, INSTRUCTOR 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. fOn Wingj 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 surveying. 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. 2 ,. A 535855 I A . ..,, ,W M11 BENJAMIN D. SAXON, INSTRUCTOR Fourth From Leftj-160 Flying Hours Camden, Arkansas 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 shin. 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 drawers. 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. iff ns- ' CHARLES DEL SORDO ' "' 'A Q Director l fi? WILLIAM J, AWTY HERBERT MEYERINCK Theory of Flight Navigation Ground School 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 military machine. 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- sible results. Some Misters get "A" passes too-actually. v l E l K. .. i ' . an-nr' ' A ' V In 5 1' , ' .- - - Lv, pf, - -f 'n ' up 'V 2 1.1 1 f 'fffl '- 1 My ' ' " ll' 4 .K l 1" I , I 'w -.Q.f,,bj,, Wx.. f in I fe 'V' A A .gf ' 1 1 ' .f' , 6333? fig "'i Q s K . may fi l V . t. 1 1 .1 I Q .gk K. JAMES oT1s- ' . ' Engines if rv-.sassy 'NMS 'Ng X Z BJ? I 41'- 'Y L! ,Ll Ju- the K. .Y . , 1" . 'I-2 , . MRS LUTHER ELLISON Hostess Gllldrirg fIlQAlIlDlll?6lIf fIl3lllQlllllIl2v This local hub of social activity for many civilians as well as Cadets, was founded in Aug- ust. 1942. 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- lace. 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. 4 I f""'Q ' 1 P N 9 lv +--,-I Il" ' +2111 . du n 4 x My X scsfg' wry- N hx km' , ,J s 4 h - f, . A., ., ,M f Q 1- A "N Q -i , , . m 'CL N A , .A .Pb 'Iggy fb Q X -in-V , , Q 'X 1 g W I "' ei.. M- 1 Mf-Wav' 7 ,-- ' ' 4' - mx -'Nw -1.2, -m,....f: " "-.1 2, ' ' + - ..fn A A -E ,. H b " -'fa ,L ... . 'Q - t "iq EDITOR KEN OLSEN PHOTOGRAPHER ED PAGE The Staff The staff, during their "spare" time, and 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 TYPISTS GEORGE PERRY BIOGRAPHER HERBERT WOODWARD GEORGE PILSON WILLIAM RAMBUSCH BUSINESS AGENTS ASST. PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE WILKENS DON BISHOP ROY OLSEN Printed and Published by CAMDEN NEWS


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