Naval Air Training - Yearbook (Memphis, TN)

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OPZ LUOI' As time goes on this small bool: will contain the roots of memories for each of us, and for our loved ones . . . VVhen we raise the cover we shall recall with gratitude the officers and chiefs, the instructors and our shilbmates who have helped as in so many ways, some of which only time shall reveal . . . The pages may contain the photograplis of heroes, who at our reunions, will wear proudly those tokens of the nation's esteem which they will have won gloriously. Daring these reunions of the future we .shall re-live these days and the experiences that will have fol' lowed . . . The value of this bool: will be further enhanced with each new insert, with each passing year. . .Each of its in our class wish for yon the finest of everything and the best of lack. Remember its as we shall remember you. ,,,T e-fi ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 66 Tenness phis ing Center-Mem A min T hnical EC NazJalAir T lbefcafion Since the birth of Naval Aviation the men who have .shared in the heartaches and glories of the Naval Air Force, by their devotion and skill, have rendered it .supreme in the annals of warfare. Today there flies across the horizon again a gallant crew of men whose feats of valor and endurance will be indelibly written across the pages of history. We salute these men of Naval Aviation--The pilot who guides his craft un- flinchingly into the blazing face of battle, the radio- man who makes possible rapid and efficient com- munication, the ordnanceman entrusted with care of the armament, and the machinist's mate whose job it is to "keep em flying." To the men of this Naval service who have given their lives unselfishly for God and country, we solemnly pledge that their .sacrifice theicaiiseiioficiglizationishallinot have been in vain. To them, in hallowed memory, we respectfully dedicate this class log. X 4 v4.1 Q:fff??2i1U2zfr . mm ' 1 gs 2 il x M, 1753... ' '-.ig-fza5,. W 59 M97 '- V ,.,, A Q fiflsw 1? , . , ,gg 1 ff li .gp fuzz , - , Q .5155 " -1. .gag 1 'Hifi K COMMANDER A. R. BUEHLER, U. S. N. Cmnunumlixmg OI'i'im'c1'. Naval Air Technical Trailling Center, Memphis, Tennexsee LIEUTENANT COMMANDER E. G. FRANK Executive Officer. Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, Tennessee l, J LIEUTENANT COMMANDER GEORGE M. GLENN, Superintendent of Schools -Commander Glenn volunteered for service in X'Vorld X'Var II at Philadelphia and was commissioned May 19, l942. During NVorld YVar I he was commissioned and served as a Naval aviator for three years. In the interim he served as Dean of the Harrisburg Academy and Junior College, and also as Coordinator of the Civilian Pilot Training Program. His permanent address is ll6 E. Duval St., Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. 5 .m1w:m""A LIEUTENANT RAYMOND M. RIESE, School Discipline Officer-He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Riese of 2802 Vlalnut St., Huntington Park, Calif. A graduate of Stanford University he was a supervisor and teacher in the Oakland, Calif., public schools before receiving his commission in the Navy. Lt. Riese tool: Naval indoctrination at Dartmouth College. LT. A. P. HAMANN, Officer-in-Charge, AMM School -From 1937 t0t1940, Lt. Hamann was execu- tive secretary of the University of Santa Clara in Cal- ifornia from which he holds a Ph.B. degree. Later he was employed as a district manager by the Chevrolet Motor Division. His home address is 25 Vlhitmore Place, Oakland, Calif., and he entered the Navy at San Francisco in March, 1942. Mr. Hamann hopes to be assigned to an operating squadron. LT. KENNETH 15. XV.-X1.KER, Persotmel Officer, AMN Sc1l1oolf1.t. 1Valker is from Jal, N. M., where he was engaged in school adminis- tration work before receiving his commission Sept. 16, 19112, at Albuquerque. He holds the B.S. and M.S. degrees. , 1 1 1 Q 1 LT. fjgj -IOHN CI. HOXVARD, Education Officer, AMM School - A teacher of industrial education in civilian life, Lieutenant Howard has the 13.8. and MS. degrees from Oklahoma A and M College. He was commissioned in June, 1942, at Tulsa, Okla., his home town. 1 LT. AMOS H. CROWLEY, Officer-in-Charge, Basic Phase-A graduate of Suffolk Law University of Boston, he was formerly connected with the National City Bank of New York. Lt. Crowley was commis- sioned in the Navy on February 26, 1942. He is inter- ested in yachting as a hobby. His home is at Forest Hills, L. I., N. Y. LT. CARD M. COLLINS, Officer-in-Charge, Air- plane I'haseHHe was graduated from college with a BS. degree and was an advertising executive before receiving his Commission in the Navy January l, l942. His present home is Route 6, Wlalnut Grove Road, Memphis, Tenn. Lt. Collins is especially interested in flying. 0- LT. JAMES I.. OPPENHEIMER, Ol'fieer-in- Charge, Operations Phase -A college graduate with a B. A. degree in Education, he was a school teacher before entering the Navy. He received his commission at Kansas City in February, 19111. His permanent home is in Farragut., Iowa. He builds model airplanes as a hobby. ENSIGN M. H. JONES, Officer-in-Charge, Engine Phase - He was formerly a supervisor of an aircraft school. Ensign Jones was graduated from college with a B.S. degree, and also took flight training. He was commissioned in August, 1942, at New Orleans, La. His ambition is to be in charge of the first plane that lands in conquered Tokyo. TRAINING STAFF. BASIC PHASE FRONT ROW fleft to rightj: H. A. Slater, W. C. Burnette, Lt. A. H. Crowley, WV. XV. Little, C. E. McMurtry. BACK ROXV: E. R. Gamewell, H. E. Sanders, R. -I. Freund. V. W. Dresser, E. C. Koster. BURNETTE, I-V. G., CSp.--Formerly a machinist in the U. S. Navy Yards, he took teacher training at N. T. S., Chicago, Ill. He is a hand tools instructor. DRESSER, V. YV., CSp.-Chief Dresser has a M. degree from N. S. T. C. Previously a teacher in the Rumson, N. high school, he instructs in mathe- matics, drawing, blinker and semaphore. GAMEYVELL, EDXNARD R., CYNT-Enlisting in the Navy at Scranton, Pa., Oct. 1, 1917, "Ed" did his boot sentence at Norfolk, Va., having previously worked as a police guard. His home is at 2720 No. Howard St., Baltimore, Md. Ivorking with tools is his hobby. FREUND, R. J., CSp.-Chief Freund is an instruc- tor in mathematics, drawing, blinker and semaphore. He has an M. E. degree from the University of Minne- sota, and had wide experience in shop work and auto mechanics before joining the Navy. KOSTER, E. C., CSp.-He taught at the high school at Medelia, Minn., before enlisting. A hand tools instructor in the AMM School, he holds a B. E. degree from State Teachers College, Mankato, Minn. LITTLE, W. YV., CSp.-Mr. Little was born in 1897. He received both the B. S. E. and M. E. degrees from the University of Missouri. Previous to his enlist- ment, he taught high school nine years at Hastings, Neb., and worked as a draftsman for an automobile manufacturer. His job is hand tools instructor. MCMURTRY, CHAS. E., CSp.-Chief McMurtry holds a B. E. degree from the State Teachers College, Mankato, Minn. He taught for eleven years in Minne- sota high schools before enlisting in the Navy. His home address is 714 First St., S. YV., Rochester, Minn. SANDERS, H. E., CSp.-He gives instruction in the use of hand tools at AMM Schools. A graduate of the University of Alabama with a B. S. E. degree, he worked in steel mill machine shops prior to his enlistment. SLATER, H. A., CSp.-He taught vocational sub- jects in Montana high schools before joining the Navy. Mr. Slater was born in 1906 and is a graduate of Mon- tana State University with a B. S. degree. His work at N. A. T. T. C. is instructing mathematics, drawing, blinker and semaphore. TRAINING STAFF, AIRPLANE PHASE FRONT ROXV fseatetl, left lo rightj: R. E. Connell, ACMM. 1.t. fjgj A. H. Beckman, Lt. G. M. Collins QOffice-in-Chargej , R. C. Eaton, Mach. USN, H. XV. Rinehart, ACMM. SECOND ROXV: -I. C. Hostetler, CSp. QTQ , G. E. Roe, CSp. ITD, G. KV. Fisher, CSp. QTJ , G. G. Beckert, CSp. QTD , H. VV. Huffcut, CSp. CU, XV. 01. Otslot, CSp. QTJ, R. L. johnson, ACMM BECKERT, GUSTAV GEORGE, CSp. QTQ -A former Civil Service school teacher, Mr. Beckert is the son of Mrs. Regina Beckert and his home is at 107 Ninth St., Norton, Va. VVith a B. S. degree in educa- tion he enlisted Oct. 6, 1942, at Chicago, Ill. BECKMAN, A. H., Lt. Assistant Officer-in- Charge, Airplane Phase - From Davenport, Iowa, Lieutenant Beckman joined the Navy in October, 1942, at Jacksonville, Fla. A graduate of Iowa State College, B.S. degree, he worked as a vocational educa- tion supervisor in civilian life. He is a sports fan. CONNELL, R. E., ACMM-Chief Connell has twenty-one years of Naval service as a background. He taught all A to N subjects at Norfolk for two years. He is a final assembly instructor. EATON, ROBERT C., Mach., U.S.N.-He has had twenty-six years of service in the Navy, having en- listed in May, 1917, at El Paso, Texas. The son of Mrs. Maud B. Eaton, his permanent address is 3972 Hamilton St., San Diego, Calif. His hobby is guns. FISHER, G. YV., CSp. QTQ -A graduate of West Virginia Tech with a B. S. degree, 1938, he was trained at N. T. T. C., Chicago, before coming to Memphis where he instructs A to N students in airplane structure. JOHNSON, R. L., ACMM -He has been in the Navy six years and formerly taught in AMM School at Norfolk. Chief Johnson instructs students in air- plane instruments. HOSTETLER, AI. C., CSp. QTQ - Prior to his enlistment he had spent thirteen years in the teaching and coaching profession. In 1940 he received the M. A. degree from Colorado State College. Airplane structure is his specialty. HUFFCUT, HAROLD XV., CSp. CTQ-"Huffy" is from Andover, N. Y., and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Huffcut. After enlisting at Chicago in No- vember, 1942, he trained at 87 and.Anthony there. He attended State Normal and Alfred University in New York. OTSTOT, W. J., CSp. QTQ -He instructs AMM students in the principle of airplane controls. After taking his B. S. degree in 1935 he was employed as an aeronautical draftsman and sheet metal man. ROE, G. E., CSp. QTQ -Chief Roe is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and had three years experience in woodworking. His Navy training in- cluded principles of teaching at AMM School in Chi- cago. He is final assembly instructor. RINEHART, H. W., ACMM-Age 51. He en- listed in the Navy August 7, 1910, and has had a total of nearly thirty-three years service. His official title is Leading Chief of Airplane Phase. He taught at the Norfolk AMM School before taking over his present duties. CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS, ENGINE PHASE FRONT ROXV Qleft to rightj: Q. B. XVarner, L. A. Riley, C. E. Parker, P. P. Zimmerman, B. H. Jackson, L. E. VVhipps. BACK ROW: A. F. Kimbrell, WV. Floyd, H. Perry, H. H. Chamberlain. CHAMBERLAIN, H. H., CSp.-He took a B. degree from the University of Illinois in 1941 and has had six years experience teaching vocational subjects. He is instructor in magneto and timing to engines. DUPLANTIS, N. C., CSp.-"Dukes, home address is 321 Cherry St., Reno, Nev. He is certified by C.A.A. as an airplane mechanic having previously attended the University of Nevada mechanical laboratory. He hobbies with guns and cameras, and enjoys hunting and fishing. QNot in picture.j fv JACKSON, B. H., CSp. QTQ- jackson came from N. T. T. S., Chicago, to teach, Afwbrication. He holds a college degree and had a yearlsof training in an aircraft school. .fi KIMBRELL, A. F., CSp. dl-Ie teaches acces- sories. Nineteen years of experience in tuneup trouble shooting and a college education' qualify him for his present post. MERSCHAT, HENRY A., CSp. - Age 41. He comes from 8135 S. Eberhart Ave., Chicago, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Merschat. He attended Chi- cago Teachers' College and Lewis and Armour Insti- tute. Mr. Merschat enlisted at Chicago, Ill., on Novem- ber 23, 1942, where he was previously with the Chicago Board of Education. PARKER, CLYDE E., CSp. -Chief Parker has a B.S. degree from East Texas State Teachers College. He is a specialist in trouble shooting. E QUINN, LAYVRENCE JOSEPH, ACMM - Mr. Quinn has risen to the rate of ACMM from the posi- tion of soda jerk when he joined the Navy in january, 1934. An ex-member of Co. 22, Norfolk, Va., where he went through boot camp, his permanent address is 41 Wfestover St., Boston. RESPASS, JOHN T., ACMM-He is a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and his home address there is 1508 So. Stanley St. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Respass of Philadelphia. After joining the Navy in 1934, he did his boot hitch with Platoon 29 at Norfolk. QPicture in Operations Phase.j RILEY, L. A., CSp. QTQ -He got his B. S. degree at Bradley Polytech Institute, Peoria, Ill. His voca- tional experience includes work on airplane engines, mechanical drawing and automobile mechanics. He teaches the principles of propellers. STEMPSKI, HENRY JOHN., ACMM-"Ski" is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Stempski of 1827 So. 19 St., lvlilwaukee, VVis., his home town. He enlisted there Feb. ll, 1936, and boot camped with Co. 4 at the Lakes. His chief hobbies are flying and reading the classics. fNot in picture., YVARNER, B., CSp. QTj4Mr. Wfarner came to N. A. T. T. C. from the Navy's teachers' school at Chicago to serve as an instructor on accessories. He took the LL.B. degree from Kent College of Law, Chicago, Ill. XVHIPPS, LAREN E., CSp. QTQ 4His job is teach- ing aircraft engine and engine familiarization. With a B. S. degree from Kansas State College he has taught vocational subjects in high school and has worked as a commercial instructor in "Pre-Gliders." ZIMMERMAN, P. P., CSp. QTQ -After the war his address will be Aurora, Minn. He attended Stout Institute of Menominie, Wis., and received a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1931 with a major in Industrial Education. He taught at Janes- ville, Minn., for seven years before enlisting in the Navy. TRAINING STAFF, OPERATIONS PHASE 1 NZM. x. f ke. 'F ff' 'lt li ft .i '2 I ' IS,i .B A - ' -ff.. 'Mg FRONT ROW qleft to rightj: XV. A. Mansfield. Mach. QTQ , lf.S.N.. Lt. figj C. -I. Rush, Lt. fjgj -I. L. Oppenheimer, Ens. A. C. Schweizer. O. P. Gossett. Mach.. USN. - BACK ROXV: L. M. Parvino, R. XV. Beckel, XV. Floyd, H. B. Beals, YV. C. Greene, A. F. Lavorato. BEALS, HAROLD B., ACMM4Formerly an air mail pilot, he joined the Navy in August, 1941, at Chicago. His home address is 5317 Glenwood Ave., Chicago, and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Beals. His principal diversions are amateur radio and photography. BECKEL, R. W., ACMM QAAQ - He was born in 1918 and is a graduate of the old AMM School at Norfolk, Va. It is said that he is the only man at N. A. T. T. C. who can successfully interpret code engraved on a lead pencil as a gouge. FLOYD, IV., ACMM-Chief Floyd comes from Kerrville, Tenn., the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Floyd, and he enlisted at Little Rock, Ark., March 15, 1935, later training at San Diego. A farmer in civilian life, he aspires to retire at twenty. GOSSETT, ORIEN P., Mach., U.S.N.JlPop" is the son of Mrs. Nancy E. Gossett and his home ad- dress is Central City, Ky. He joined the Navy during World lllar I, july 11, 1917, at Memphis, Tenn., and trained at Portsmouth, Va. He is a former BM lfc. GREENE, YV. C., ACMM-The son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemander Greene, he is a native of Lexington, Ala., and he was employed as a lineman beforeen- listing at Birmingham Nov. 12, 1936. He took boot training at Norfolk with Co. 61. He hopes to get twenty years service. LAVORATO, A. F., ACMM QAAQ -Chief "Blackie" enlisted in the Navy in 1935. He was con- nected with operations at Norfolk for a period of eighteen months. His job is as engineering chief of operations phase. MANSFIEJ , W. A., Mach. QTQ, U. S. N.- He was born in 1 and enlisted in 1932. Mr. Mansfield intends to m - efthe Navy his career and advance as far as possible? I-Ie is engineering officer of operations. 5 PARVINO, 'L. M., ACMM -A native of Jeffer- son, Texas, Chief Parvino joined the Navy in 1930 at Shreveport, La., and boot camped at San Diego with Co. A-14. He is a football fan by hobby and he aspires to complete 20 years service. He yearns to get with an operating squadron. RUSH, C. LT., Materiel Officer - From 1029 Elkton St., Pittsburgh, Pa., he was formerly connected with Hamilton Standard Propellors. He was com- missioned at New York City in August, 1942, having previously served four years as an enlisted man. ' SCHXVEIZER, ALVIN C., ENSIGN, Materiel Coordinator - Before receiving his commission in June, 1942, Ensign Schweizer was employed by Ameri- can Airlines. A graduate of Gettysburg College, 1939, he is from Brooklyn, N. 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Z '50 Neff beg flflllsheo' his lroinlhj Dau.: Y Wh j Qjlanes Fsbe really knows. 7 I' I-lfs bay is packecf his chevron onj Y 1 kjunners School be goesw-EPM-Af ' ' " ,-21:2-J 4:1--i 'Lx 77 vi.-S-..E3, J - -'2 L-'1 ' lauxx,-me-u "' E uma 3 nf Uwn "HE 'H H ILYM l LL OFFICERS OF CLAASS M-17 J l 3 .N je 5 N - Anrrm av.- ' 'X FRONT ROXV flefl to righlj: S. Cimino, QI. V. Hummel, BACK ROXV: A. N. Aiello, Cl. L. Hagan, F. P. lime J . A. H. Crowley, 1.1. fi.g.j L. Hammen. W. G. Serra, Proko, R. Marshall, H. Sclmufcnlpcrg, G. A. Drager. X. D. XVhippl1:. 1 H K A SECTION A OF CLASS M-17 FRONT ROXA7 fleft to rightj: A. C. Baldinelli, M. P. fv G 72' MIDDLE ROW: A. Barretta, R. C. Baker, S. E. Bourne, Bigenho, R. Adams, Lt. A. H. Crowley, Lt. AI. L. Hammen, Al. A. Bonn, D. J. Beauprei C. H. Audette, jr., A. F. Arsenault, A. N. Aiello fSection Leaderj , N. Brocia, P. Appert. D. R. Clark, A. Beinschroth. BACK ROXV: E. N. Beatty, C. T. Barney, A. A. Anewalt, R. Burgie, M. Boulais, E. C. Boyce, R. M. Butler, Buck, K. Brower. 0 . v ADAMS, ROBERT-Age 18. Enlisting at Spring- field, Mass., on Dec. 14, 1942, "Bob', was put through the paces with Co. 454 at Newport, R. I. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Amelien Adams of 106 Cliff St., N. Adams, Mass. A recent high school student, Bob aspires to make a good aviation machinist mate and help get this war over, but fast. AIELLO, ALFRED N.-Age 27. Co. 1030, New- port, R. I., trained "Al The IA7hip" in the naive ways of the Navy. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John Aiello of Providence, R. I., he formerly earned his squan- dering money as owner and operator of a manufac- turing plant. His foremost ambition is to get back to Providence and see his wife and child. ANEWALT, ARTHUR ALVIN-Age 19. He is the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Anewalt of 608 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, Pa. After joining up at Allentown, Pa., on Feb. 4, 1943, he took his medi- cine with Co. 473 at Sampson, N. Y.. A student at the time of his error, Porky's hobby is girls. He wants to travel all around the country. APPERT, PAUL-Age 17. "Doc" is the sunshine of Mrs. L. A. Appert of 467 Overbrook Road, Ridge- wood, N. He slipped a cog at New York, N. Y., in Feb., 1943, and breezed through boots at Newport, R. l., with Co. 455. Doc's foremost ambition is to travel around the United States on a motorcycle. His hobby is dreaming of his ambition. ARSENAULT, ARTHUR F.-Age 18. Formerly a wood worker, "Artie" signed on the dotted line at Lawrence, Mass., on Alan. 4, 1943, and exhausted himself drilling with Co. 446, Newport, R. I. The progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Arsenault of 151 Syl- vester St., Lawrence, he aspires to advance as far as possible in his rate. AUDETTE, CHARLES HENRY, AIR. - Age 24. Co. 448, Newport, trained "Charley,' for a successful hitch in the Navy. Before enlisting at Boston, Mass., in Ianuary, 1943, he worked for Pratt Xe Whitney and spent much of his leisure time traveling. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Audette, Sr., of Bridgewater, Mass. Charley wants to trot the globe. BAKER, ROLAND C.-Age 18. "Bake', was a machinist's helper before he signed on at Spring- field, Mass., on Alan. 26, 1943, and took his medicine with Co. 445, Newport, R. I. The son of Mr. and Mrs. George Baker of YVindsor, Vermont, Route 2, Bake is ambitious to make good in the Navy. I-Ie pines for the land of Vermont. BALDINELLI, ALBERT CHARLES-The eter- nal sunshine of Mrs. A. Baldinelli of 513 Orleans St., Boston, Mass., "Al" committed himself there on Feb. 2, 1943, and was railroaded to Newport where he suffered with Co. 1027. He formerly earned his spending money as a ship rigger. His hobbies are dancing, skating and swimming. BARNEY, CHARLES THOMAS-Age 18. "Son- ny" enlisted at Haverhill, Mass., on jan. 18, 1943, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 451, Newport, R. l. Prior to his enlistment, he was a truck driver. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barney of Turn- pike, Rowley, Mass., he gets a kick out of motorcycle trips, long drawn-out ones. .BARRETTA, ANTHONY - Age 18. Formerly employed by the New York Central Railroad, f'Barry" enlisted in the Navy at Albany, N. Y., on Feb. 8, 1943, and took his initial instruction with Co. 120, Sampson, N. Y. He is the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Barretta of 21 Canal St., Rome, N. Y., he formerly occupied himself building model planes. BEATTY, EDXVARD NEAL - Age 18. "Lefty" hails from 37 College Ave., Indiana, Pa., the son of Mrs. Rose Beatty. He committed his fatal error at Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 1, 1943, and took his medi- cine with Co. 122, Sampson, N. Y. He is a former high school student, his hobby is hunting and fish- ing and he wants to be a gunr-ter on an airplane. BEAUPRE, DONALD yycu - Age 19. A former machinist at the PortsmoutU".SNa'yy Yard "Booper" chucked it to enlist at Manfihester, N. H., jan. 26, 194-3, and went through boots with Co. 448, New- port, R. I. His favorite pasti-me"'is photography. He is the son of Mrs. Eva C. Beauprg -of Somersworth, N. H. I-le would like to become a good aviation mechanic. BEINSCHROTH, ADAM ,IACK-Age 23. "lack" is a direct descendant of Mr. Andrew Beinschroth of Ontario Center, N. Y. He signed without looking at Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1943, and was railroaded to Sampson where he suffered with Co. 539. He is a former employee of the Gleason XVorks. -Iack's foremost ambition is to be a flight engineer. BIGENHO, MICHAEL PAUL - Age 20. The eternal sunshine of Mrs. Helen Bigenho of 461 Parker St., Verona, Pa., 'fFlashl' enlisted at Greensburg, Pa., Feb. 4, 1943, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 123, Sampson, N. Y. Formerly employed in a de- fense plant, his hobbies are music and poetry. He wants to help win the brawl. BONN, JOSEPH-Age 18. The progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Bonn of 0111 Colgate St., Philadelphia, Pa., "Bone" signed on at Philadelphia jan. 19, 1943, and breezed through boots with Co. 455, Sampson. A former truck mechanic, he is ambitious to become a good aircraft engine trouble shooter. As a hobby he is interested in sports. BOULAIS, MARCEL Al.-Age 19. Newport, R. I., Co. 908, gave 'fSkinny" his first taste of Navy life. Before enlisting at Providence, R. I., on Klan. 27, 194-3, he earned his cigarette money as an employee of Pratt X Ulhitney Aircraft Co. The son of Mrs. Ennna Boulais of Danielson, Conn., he whiles away his free time entertaining gals. BOURNE, STANLEY E.-Age 20. "Stan" is a contribution of Mansfield, Mass., and the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Bourne of 974 East E., Mans- field. He gave up his job of working at a little of everything and not much of anything to become a bluejacket at Boston, Mass., Alan. 26, 1943, and was shipped to Newport where he suffered with Co. 446. BOYCE, ELLSYVORTH - Age 18. "Boycee" made his home with his mother, Mrs. Miriam Fish of Van Etten, N. Y., and worked for Cotten Xa Hanlon, Cayuta, N. Y., before he signed up at Elmira, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1942, and was incarcerated at the Sampson boot bastile. Boycee's hobby and ambition is aviation. He yearns for a vacation. BROCIA, JOSEPH NATALE-Age 21. "Little Aloe" enlisted at New York City, Feb. 8, 1943, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 47l,- Sampson, N. Y. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Brocia of 840 Hart St., Brooklyn, N. Y., he li -'sfgirls of various shapes and sizes. He is an ex-e loyee of the New York Navy Yard where he worked as a shipfitter. BROXAIER, -IOHN KENNETH-Age 24. "Ken" is a product of Waterford, N. Y., and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wfarren VV. Brower of 15 Fairview Ave. He signed up at Albany, N. Y., Feb. 10. 1943, and went through boots with Co. 122, Sampson. Prior to his enlistment he worked for Pratt llc Wlhitney Aircraft, E, Hartford, Conn. He yearns for a leave. BUCK, AIUSTIN ROLAND-Age 17. From 3014 Orleans Ave., Niagara Falls, N. Y., "Bucky" is the son of Mr. Roland L. Buck. He committed the fatal error at Buffalo, Alan. 28, 1943, and got his boot education with Co. 538, Sampson. An ex-serf of a paper mill, he has a mania for sports and aspires to be a good aerial gunner. BURGIE, KERMIT R. - Age 33. Kermit was sworn into the Navy at Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1943, and took his first shots at Sampson. Before enlisting he was employed as a bus driver for the Rochester Transit Co., and made his home at 114 XVillmont St. Kermit's hobby is sleeping and his fore- most ambition is to go home. BUTLER, RICHARD MELVIN-Age 20. "But" is the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Butler of Lower Beach St., Saco, Maine. He enlisted at Portland on Dec. 14, 1942, and took his basic train- ing with Co. 450, Newport, R. 1. Formerly an em- ployee of Todd-Bath Shipbuilding Corp., but would like to see the war over, and ramble homeward. CLARK, DONALD ROBERT - Age 18. The prodigal son of Mr. Harry Gray Clark of 56 High St., l'Valton, N. Y., "Don" signed up at Albany, N. Y., Dec, 10, 1942, and underwent indoctrination at New- port. His favorite pastimes are movies and sports. Don wants a chance to battle, but hopes to see a little damsel in New York first. . ' 1 SECTION B OF CLASS M-17 FRONT ROWV tleft to rightj: A. P. Casanova, R. F. Davis, S. Cimino fSection Leaderj , Lt. A. H. Crowley, Lt. tj.g.j J. L. Hammen, A. F. Caird, S. Collins, G. E. Cramer. MIDDLE ROW: E. H. Cormier, G. W. Charters, F. Curry, H. C. Carpenter, P. H. Campbell, P. Coghlan, WV. YV. Davis, D. C. Candow, J. E. Concaugh, J. R. Carmody. BACK ROVV: XV. D. Delanoy, R. Denneen, E. Dabinett, H. E. Chadwick, P. YV. Concannon, VV. A. Arbuckle, R. B. Denton, j. P. Coyne, L. R. Conti, YV. Callahan. ARBUCKLE, VVAYNE - Age 19. "Buck" was a tool and die maker with the American Can Co., prior to his enlistment at Indianapolis, Ind., in Jan- uary, 1943, and his indoctrination at Great Lakes, with Co. 73. The progeny of Mr. and Mrs. C. Arbuckle of 1906 Holloway Ave., Indianapolis, Ind., he likes bird hunting and pro football. CAIRD, ALAN F.-Age 20. 'lSpider" won't be satisfied until he wangles AMM1fc. Enlisting at Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. ll, 1942, he took his basic train- ing at Sampson with Co. 452. An ex-aircraft assembler, he gets a kick out of fooling with automobiles. He is the erstwhile responsibility of Mrs. Gladys M. Caird of 105 Sage Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. CALLAHAN, JOHN YV. - Age 19. Employed by American Locomotive Co. in the ante bellum days, he signed without looking at Albany, N. Y., in February, 1943, and rued it with Co. 123, Sampson. The son of Mr. and Mrs. john Callahan of 61 North St., Saratoga Springs, N. Y., he is interested in gremlinism. V CAMPBELL, PATRICK HENRY-Age 21. As a civilian, "Pat,' labored as a machine and tool instruc- tor at the Wlaterbury Clock Co. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Campbell of 1'Vaterbury, Conn., he kicked over the traces at New Haven, Klan. 15, 1943, and got his boot education with Co. 445, New- port. He is eager to sail the briny blue. CANDOXN, DAVID C.-Age 19. 'lExpert" hails from 12 Prince St., Cambridge, Mass., where he for- merly resided with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Candow. He was sworn in at Boston in February, 1943, and initiated with Co. 453, Newport. Previously a welder with the Bethlehem-Hingham Ship Yard, he aspires to be an ACMM, and get spliced. CARMODY, JOHN ROBERT-Age 17. "Bob" is a product of Hopkinton, Mass., and the erstwhile responsibility of Mrs. Mary H. Carmody. He signed up at Boston, Sept. 4, 1942, and took it in the arm with Co. 455, Newport. He is interested in airplanes and hopes to go far in the field of aviation mechanics, and make the Navy his career. CARPENTER, HAROLD CLOUD - Age 21. "Carp,' spent his childhood days at Factoryville, Pa., Route 2, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Carpenter. He signed up at Wfilkes Barre, Feb. 7, 1943, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 473, Sampson. In the pre-fracas era, he was engaged as a milk tester and garage mechanic. He yearns to fly. CASANOVA, ANTHONY P.,-Age 19. "Casey" is the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Casanova of 1515 Ryder St., Brooklyn, N. Y. He joined up there Feb. 2, 1943, and learned his little Navy ABCIS with Co. 471, Sampson. Prior to his enlistment, he worked for the A. Xe P. Tea Co. His favorite pastime is playing the sax and clarinet. . CHADNVICK, HAROLD EVERAI-Age 21. Co. 473, Sampson, trained "Chad" for the ups and downs of Navy life. Before enlisting at Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 27, 1943, he was a high school student. His favorite amusement is roller skating, and his chief ambition is to make an AMMIIXC. He is the erstwhile respon- sibility of Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Chadwick, Emporium, Pa. CHARTERS, GEORGE XVILLIAM - Age 19. The bright eyed child of Mrs. E. Charters of 52 Stewart Ave., Jenkintown, Pa., George signed on at Phila- delphia, Feb. 3, 1943, and was initiated with Co. 539, Sampson. In more tranquil times, he was em- ployed by Standard Press Steel, Jenkintown, Pa., and devoted much of his leisure time to sports. CIMINO, S. - Fishing and hunting are "Big Steve's" long suits. Enlisting at Schnectady, N. Y., in November, 1942, he was shipped to Sampson, where he suffered with Co. 444. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony Cimino of 415 Cora St., Schnec- tady, N. Y., he formerly worked at the X-Vatervliet Arsenal, lNaterv1iet, N. Y. He was a section leader. COGHLAN, JOHN P. - Age 18. The eternal sunshine of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Coghlan of Glen- olden, Pa., "Irish" was sworn in at Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1943, and took his first shots with Co. 452, Samp- son. A student at the time of his enlistment, he majored in sports while in high school. He is eager to learn the aviation game thoroughly. COLLINS, STANLEY 4 Age 23. "Stan" was a sheet metal machinist at the P. H. Navy Yard prior to his faux pas at Haverhill, Mass., in January, 1943, and his incarceration at the Newport boot bastile with Co. 449. The son of Mrs. L. B. Collins of Haver- hill, Mass., he is primarily interested in aviation, and aspires to become an aviation cadet. CONCANNON, PAUL NV.-Age 18. The prodi- gal son of Mr. and Mrs. Jolm Concannon of 55 Marmion St., Boston, Mass., "Conn" dived off the deep end at Boston, Mass., Jan. 22, 1943, and wound up drilling with Co. 1029, Newport. As a civilian, he was employed by the Union Freight Railroad. His favorite pursuit is working on engines. CONCAUGH, JOHN E. - Age 19. John hails from 100 Milk St., Nllestboro, Mass., the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Concaugh. He gave up his job with the Glenn L. Martin Co. to enlist in the Navy at Boston Feb. 3, 1943, and underwent indoctrina- tion with Co. 1030, Newport. His one and only ambition is to be an aerial gunner and whip Nips. CONTI, LOUIS ROSS-Age 19. Louis committed himself at the recruiting station in Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1943, and breezed through boot camp at Sampson with Co. 521. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Conti, he formerly worked for Curtiss-VVright, Buffalo. He harbors hopes of attending gunnery school and then see some action. CORMIER, EDMOND H.-Age "Eddie" and his wife, Bernie, formerly resided at 71 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill, Mass. He was an electric welder at the Portsmouth Navy Yard prior to his enlistment there, Jan. 27, 1943, and his indoctrination at Newport with Co. -148. He likes to box, and hope to become an aerial gunner, high class. COYNE, JOSEPH R.-Age 19. Subsequent to his faux pas Feb. 1, 1943, at Y. C., "Red" served his boot sentence at Sampson with Co. 537. He is the bright eyed son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Coyne of 34-54 59 St., XVoodside, L. I., N. Y. Formerly an automobile mechanic, he intends to lend his talents to aviation mechanics henceforth. CRAMER, GILBERT JR. - Age 18. "Gil" spent his childhood days at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert E. Cramer, Sr. He learned his Navy ABC's at Sampson as a member of Co. 120 after his enlistment at Buffalo Dec. 28, 1942. In civilian life a fixer of slightly worn automobiles, he is eager to get duty at Lockport. CURRY, FRANCIS J.-Age 20. Formerly a chip- per and grinder with the Birdsboro Steel Foundry, f'Buck" affixed his monicker to the dotted line at Allentown, Pa., Feb. 2, 1943, and rued it at the Samp- son boot college with Co. 471. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent T. Curry of 22 Cherrydale Ave., Penn- side, Reading, Pa., he wants to make gunner. DABINETT, ERNEST J.-Age 18. "Dabby" is the shiftless offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dabi- nett of 53 Mozart St., East Rutherford, N. Y., and a has-been employee of the Commercial Leader Printing Co. After his commitment at N. Y. C., Feb. 2, 1943, he was put through the mill at Newport as a member of Co. 450. He aspires to become a gunner. DAVIES, ROBERT F.-Age 18. "Dink" is a native of Palmerton, Pa. He shifted to the ofefnsive Feb. 4, 1943, and went through the mill at Sampson with Co. 473. He entered the service after completing the first semester of the eleventh grade. He is a sports enthusiast, and harbors hopes of going to aerial gun- nery school. DAVIS, IVILLIAM XV.-Age 23. From 580 Union Ave., XVestbury, N. Y., "XVee1' is the son of Mr. and Mrs. XVilliam L. Davis. A former employee of Repub- lic Aviation Corp., he chucked this to enlist in the Navy at N. Y. C., Dec. 15, 1942, and took his basic training with Co. 447, Newport. He is a sports fiend, especially on baseball and basketball. DELANOY, YVILLIAM D.-Age 19. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Delanoy of 16 Southern Blvd., Albany, N. Y., "Del' signed on there, Feb. 3, 1943, subsequently training at Sampson with Co. 122. In the pre-brawl era he was a high school student and SPCIIL much of his leisure time hunting and fishing. His foremost ambition is to play pro baseball. DENNEEN, ROBERT JOSEPH-Age 19. "Bob" scrawled his X on the dotted line at Buffalo, N. Y., and rued it at the Sampson boot establishment with Co. l20. A former employee of Curtiss-YVright Air- craft, Buflalo, N. Y., he aspires to become a pilot and see some action. He is tl1e son of Dr. and Mrs. B. Denneen of 39 E. Hazeltine Ave., Kenmore, N. Y. DENTON, RAY B.-Age 20. 'KBennie" is a con- tribution of Hadley, N. Y., and the erstwhile respon- sibility of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Denton. He chucked his job at the XVatervliet Arsenal, Vlater- vliet, N. Y., to become a part of Uncle SZIIDIS Navy at Albany, N. Y., Dec. l5, I9-12, and took it on the chin with Co. 4-ISI, Sampson. He pines for New York. B CAIRD, ALAN F. -- Better known as the Spider. "Gosh, fellows, do you think I'll lose my rate for those three demerits I got today?" CALLAHAN, JOHN WI.-His ambition is to organ- ize an international Gremlin Association. CAMPBELL, PATRICK H.-Pat to his friends. VVe predict that he'll be a first class mech QsomedayJ . CANDOXV, DAVID C.-Picked up the name of Ex- pert from one of the chiefs. Says he won't for- get Memphis. QAL least not for two weeks.J CARMODY, JOHN R.-Has developed the nickname Dum-Dum. l'Ve foresee a bright future for this up and coming lad. CASANOVA, ANTHONY, P.-Don't let the name fool you folks, he's really quite bashful. CARPENTER, HAROLD C.-Called Father by the boys. Hopes to return to his old trade some- day. QMilk tester.J CHADIVICK, H. E. JR.-Chad has his future all planned. l'Ve hear she's a brunette. CHARTERS, GEORGE XV.HHe's really quite a man. His favorite saying is, f'Oh, Steve, can I do the mirrors tonight." CIMINO, STEVE-Mostly called Big Steve. Leader of Section B. Through foul and fair weather he stood by his men. QNote: NVQ would like to know when he is going to return Mrs. Pruncface's whip.J COGHLAN, JOHN P.-Just plain John. lfVell liked by all his mates. QKeep the candy flying, John.J COLLINS, STANLEY J.-Stan is a steady going young man. Does anyone want to hire a good mouthpiece? For further details call the Grem- lin Association. CONCANNON, PAUL YV.-This redheaded lad is nicknamed the Con. Get him to tell you about his traveling experience in Arkansas flf you canj . OSI-I CONCAUGH, JOHN E. A Comes from Wfestboro, Mass. His ambition is to become a super gunner. CONTI, LOUIS R.-His secret ambition is some- day to own his own farm in upstate New York. CORMIER, EDMOND H. - Everything seemed to come quite easy to Ed Q-Just plain dogmeatj . COYNE, JOSEPH P.-Among those to be graduated with top honors. One thing we admire about Pap is that real tan nose. CRAMER, GILBERT E. JR.-Often called Wfonder Boy. Received his daily exercise by carrying laundry for Section B. CURRY, FRANCIS J.!I'he pride and joy of Section B Qevery bit of himj. Comes from Reading, Pa. Quote: "X'Vho says I have to go over the Connnando Course?" DABINETTE, ERNEST J.-Dab was just crazy about the Commando course. You can quote him as saying, "WO QHJJZX that water jump." DAVIES, ROBERT F.-Dink still claims that he is five feet two. He's a swell little fellow who is worth his height in gold. DAVIS, IVILLIAM XV.fKnown to the gang as YVee. He says that be is going to miss those afternoon siestas. ' DENNEEN, ROBERT J.-Bob really has an eye with a gun, but when it comes to women, he can't show you how il's done. He hails from Buffalo. DELANOY, XVILLIAM D.-He was kind of worried about being held as an instructor. Handle with care, fellows, we hear he has a good looking sister. DENTON, RAY B.-Ray should be ashamed of him- self, leaving all those NVAVES broken-hearted. ARBUCKLE, YVAYNE A.-Buck is our jivin' jitter- bug from Indiana. He also goes for Wlestern tunes. SECTION C OF CLASS M-17 FRONT ROW' tleft to rightj: R. F. Donnelly. F. A. Futia, C. A. Drager tSection Leaderj, Ll. A. H. Crowley, Lt. -1. L. Hammen, B. B. De Turck, R. J. Dietrich, j. Dombroski. MIDDLE ROW: F. P. Ewaskewicz,-1. H. Etten, tj. F. Doherty, H. G. Doll, L. V. DeCiantis, H. R. De Silva, R. C. Gilbo, L. M. Gageant, L. Gcrig. BACK ROW: A. M. Fiore, C. A. Gleason, P. Cclazin, L. W. Easton, C. F. French, R. O'Brien, G. S. Dickman, W. G. Ester, E. l.. Dohaj. DE SILVA, H. R. - Age 18. Deep sea fishing, swimming and flying are "De's" main diversions. Enlisting at Boston, Mass., plan. 23, 1943, he was shipped to Newport, where he survived the hard- ships of basic training with Co. 969, Newport. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. De Silva of 147 Commercial St., Provincetown, Cape Cod, Mass. DE CIANTIS, LOUIS V.-Age 18. "Gee" worked in a bowling alley prior to his enlistment. at Brook- lyn, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1942, and his incarceration at the Newport boot brig with Co. 447. The son of Mrs. Concetta De Ciantis of 1620 E. 52 St., Brooklyn, N. Y., he is a fanatic on football. He aspires to be- come a gunner on a T.B.M. DE TURCK, BRUCE B.-Age 26. "Duke" did at Allentown, Pa., Feb. 2, 1943, and learned all the angles with Co. 471, Sampson. Prior to his enlist- ment, he was a topper at the Berkshire Knitting Mills at his home town, Reading, Pa. The son of Mr. and the late Mrs. 1'Villiam De Turck, he formerly lived at 1020 Buttonwood St., Reading, Pa. DICKMAN, GEORGE S.--Age 20. George learned the ropes at Newport with Co. 447 alter his error at Brooklyn in December, 1942. The prodigy of Mr. and Mrs. George Dickman of 188 Park Place, Irving- ton, N. he previously toiled for the 1Vestern Elec- tric Co. He has a mania for women and demerits, but seems to have more luck with the latter. 1 DIETRICH, RICHARD - Age 18. In the pre-fracas days, "Dick" worked at the Springfield Armory. The wayward waif of Mr. and Mrs. R. -1. Dietrich of 76 Shattuck St., Springfield, Mass., he enlisted at his home town, Alan. 26, 1943, and was initiated with Co. 452, Newport. Ice skating, hunting and fishing are his favorite peacetime pursuits. DOHERTY, JOHN F. - Age 21. From 20 Camp St., Cambridge, Mass., 'fDooharty" is the lout of Mr. and Mrs. James Doherty, and an erstwhile employee of the Boston Navy Yard. He chucked it all at Bos- ton, Dcc. 15. 1942, subsequently undergoing indoc- trination at Newport with Co. 1029. He would like to fly home for a 30-day leave, fast. DOMBROXVSK1, -I.-Age 20. From 256 Lake Ave., Buffalo, N. Y., fl. is the scion of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dombrowski. He signed on the dotted line at Buffalo Feb. 5, 1943, and was railroaded to the Sampson boot establishment for basic torture with Co. 123. He was employed by Vega 84 Lockheed Air- craft Co. prior to his enlistment.. DONNELLY, ROBERT F. - Age 19. The son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Donnelly of 2101 18 St., Altoona, Pa., "Bob" joined up there in February, 1943, and endured preliminary training at Sampson with Co. 123. ln civilian life, he was a trucker helper, and spent most of his leisure time loafing. His one and only ambition is to get back to Altoona. iv DOLL, HERBERT C. - Age 18. "Herbie" hails from 362 Ridgewood Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., the erst- while responsibility of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Doll. After l1is error at N. Y. C. in February, 1943, he took it like a little 1112111 with Co. 473, SZIIIIIJSOIT. In the ante bellum era, he was employed by the Sperry Gyroscope Co. He's salty. DOBA1, EUGENE L. - Age 19. The bright eyed son of Mr. and Mrs. -Iohn Dobaj of 208 Loepere, Buffalo, N. Y., "Doe" enlisted at l1is lTO1IIC town Feb. 4, 1943, and was put through the paces at SZIIIIIJSOD with Co. A has-been artist, he l1as a bent for llllllflllg. He hopes to get back to the draw- ing racket wl1e11 he gets out of tl1e Navy. DRAGER, GEORGE A.-Age 24. George is a native of Rochester, N. Y., and the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drager. He signed on at Roches- ter Feb. 3, 1943, and endured his boot camp ordeal with Co. 121, Sa111pson. A former armature winder, he gets a kick out of fishing, and hankers to go home and get married up Qwlhen he finds tl1e femmej. EASTON, LANVRENCE XVILLIAM W Age 22. "Larry'I hails from 31 1'Vigwam Place, Springfield, Mass., tl1e eternal sunshine of Mrs. Madeline Easton. He was swor11 i11 at Springfield, Mass., Ian. 25, 1943, and shipped to Newport, where he took it like a little 111an with Co. 445. A former laborer with the Va11 Norman Machine Tool Co., he is ambitious to become a11 aviation cadet. He has a weakness for sports, especially hockey. QTsk, tsk!j ESTER, YVILLIAM GEORGE - Age 19. Co. 523, SZIIIIIJSOII, trained "Bull" in the quaint ways of the Navy. Before enlisting at Buffalo Jan. 13, 1943, he was a student at Syracuse University. T11e son of Mr. 211111 Mrs. Carl Ester of 1489 Dewey Ave., Roches- ter, N. Y., he hopes to go back to school after the war 211111 get a degree. ETTEN. IOHN H.-Age 19. "Johnny" worked for the Electric Boat Co., Groto11, Conn., prior to his faux pas at New Haven, Conn., -Ian. 26, 1943, a11d l1is incarceration at tl1e Great Lakes boot bastile with Co. 449. The white hope of Mr. 211111 Mrs. Nick Etten of 151 Ashcroft Road. New LOIli1OI1, Conn., he aspires to become an aviation cadet. EIN.-XSKEINICZ. FRED P. - Age 19. "Polock" is a native of Brockton. Mass.. a11d tl1e offspring of Mr. 211111 Mrs. Iohn Ewaskewicz. He gave up l1is iob as H11 apprentice toolmaker at tl1e Bird lvlachine Co., So. 1'Va1eno1c, Mass., to enlist in the Navy at Boston Feb. 9, 1943, and got his boot education the hard way at Newport with Co. 1029. FIORE, ANTHONY MICHAEL - Age 20. A direct descendant of Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Fiore of 38 Prospect St., Brooklyn, N. Y., "'I'onv" chucked his iob at the Rome Ar111y Air Depot to beco111e a bluejacket at N. Y. C., Feb. 1, 1943, and was initiated with Co. 537, Sampson. He gets a kick out of base- ball, a11d would like lI101'C than anything to become an aviation engineer. FRENCH, CARL F.-Age 21. "Carl" is a product of Susquehanna, Pa., Route 3, and the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. French. He dived off tl1e deep end at Bingliampton, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1942, and wound up i11 boots witl1 Co. 447, Sampson. As a civilian, he worked for Curtiss-vllright, Buffalo. He yearns to get back to Pennsylvania pronto. FUTIA, FRANCIS A. - Age 19. Tl1e child of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Futia of 50 Myrtle Ave., Al- bany, N. Y., "Bum" did it at his home town in janu- ary, 194-3, 211111 went through the motions wit11 Co. 523, Sa111pso11. Formerly a bum, 'he would rather hobo Ill2lI1 live tl1e life of "Riley" P.S. He also bu111s. GAGEANT, LOUIS MERRILL - Age 19. Hunt- ing, playing baseball and building model airplanes are "Lou's" 111ain diversions. Signing up at Pitts- field, Mass., Dec. 3, 1942, he gobbled his first Navy brug at Newport wit11 Co. 457. The son of Mr. and Mrs. He11ry Gageant of 34 Phelps Ave., North Adams, Mass., he formerly worked in a machine shop. GELAZIN, PAUL-Age 20. Paul was SWOFII in at Bridgeport, Conn.. -Ian. 26, 1943, a11d wound up drilling with Co. 968, Newport. The son of Mr. and Mrs. A'VIllI2lI11 Gelaxin of 590 Lafayette St., Bridge- port, Conn., he was a gentleman of leisure in the good old days. He has a mania for sports. He hopes to advance and do a good job in the Navy. GERIG, LOUIS JOHN-Age 24. "Lou" formerly worked for the Equitable Paper Bag Co. The progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gerig of 1397 Greene Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., he signed on at N. Y. C., Feb. 2, 1943, and WCIIL through basic training with Co. 471, Sampson. His fOI'CI1IOSf a1nbition is to go l101llC and get married. Fishing is his main sport. GILBO, ROBERT C. - Age 18. "Bub" signed up at YVatertown, N. Y.. Feb. 2, 1943, and trained with Co. 121, SZIIIIPSOFI. The eternal sunshine of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gilbo of 840 Cooper St.. XVater- town, N. Y., 11e was formerly a machinist. He gets a kick out of fooling with electric motors, and har- bors hopes of wangling NAP training. GLEASON, CHARLES, IR.-Age 20. A contribu- tion of Greenville Alct.. Maine, and the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gleason. Sr., "Gus" gave up his job as a forester with the Maine Forest Service to enlist in tl1e Navy at Portland, Dec. 11, 1942, and was shipped to Newport for his basic trai11ing witl1 Co. 444. He aspires to be a big shot. O'BRIEN, ROBERT JOHN-Age 18. Co. 969. Newport, f1'2lIIlCCl "O'Bie" for the ups and dO1NI1S of Navy life. Before enlisting at Boston, Mass., -Ian. 25, 1943, he was a postal employee. The so11 of Mr. and Mrs. Robert ulohn O'Brien of 71 Cheever St., Mi1to11, Mass., he is eager to get NAP training. . I-Ie looks forward to the ti111e when he can roa111 home. MCH LIP SLIPS DE CIANTIS, L. V.-Gee-he'll offer unybody at sporty proposition. DE SILVA, H. R.-Dee-"Give me my LD. Card and a YVAVEY DETURCK, B. B.-Canarsie-Kid sure loot. DIETRICH, R. J.w.Illl1lOTiUl thought I joined the Boy Scouts." DOHERTY, F.-Mull.ifHe might live through it. DOMBRONVSKI, J.-Still looking for the apples. DONNELLY, R. F.-Altoona-"Geel But lld like Lo be honief' DOLL, H. G.-Herbie-Any trouble? Look for grem- lin Herbie. DOBAJ, E. L.-Dueh-Cartoonist. DRAGER, G. A.-Chief-"O, K., youse guys, line up!" EASTON, L. XV.-Larry-Junior's Guardian Angel. ESTER, NV. G.-Bull-"Look at the salt drip oll me." ETTEN, H.-Johnny-"Sure, Baby, surefl EXVASKEXVICZ, F. P.-Jones-Kid Mech, himself. FlORF.fA. M.-Nickels-God's gilt to the Memphis Belles. . FRENCH, C. F.-Hillbilly-''X'Vl1ere's my n1usket?" FUTIA, F. A.-"Rum"-"Get out ol that holef' GAGEANT, L. M.-Gugezmt-joe Student, CELAZIN, P.-Russian-Future Rebel. GERIG, L. AI.-Lou-Little Helper. GILBO, R. C.-Puggy-A'Oli, for a plow and at horse." GLEASON, C. AfCl1arlie-"YfVho the hell started this anyway?" l X En in N ff:-Q 7 V Q ' V12 L f' ' L l f l . Xl . F I li, F. jr l fr, KVAX ly " tehh fx 'jk J X le- xixww ill fi., . 9 lf! 1, e A vga S-efiXL,- ,L -Lg . F, Amfj COMMANDO COURSE M' 'T ?J SECTION D OF CI.ASS M-17 FRONT ROXV tleft to rightj: NI. Harward, J. D. Holds- worlh. XV. R. Hughes, C. I.. Hagan QSection Leaderj , Lt. I. I.. Hannneu, li. j. Graves. R. B. Henderon, L. F. Hoop, A. XIIIIIIOYICZ. MIDDLE ROIVZ R. XY. Hildebrandt, E. S. Kaclor, T. E. Hughes, B. L. Nimtz. A. lnferrera. I.. P. Irlubhard. H. E. Heston, YV. Kerley. BACK ROW: J. XV. Griffin, D. H. Helfer, L. Hartmann, A. Ilookowsky. R. H. Gregory, I.. XV. Jones, M. H. Goldsmith, 'll P. Kaas, jr.. C. A. Klemick, jr. GOLDSMITH, MURRAY HERBERT-Age 19. Herbert is a former resident of Brooklyn, N. Y. He made his fatal error at N. Y. C. in February, 1943, and subsequently went to Sampson, N. Y., where he took his initial instruction. Formerly employed in a women's shoe factory, he is the bright eyed son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Goldsmith, 8715 Ave. L. Sports is his favorite pursuit. GRAVES, EDYVARD JOSEPH - Age 18. The eternal sunshine of Mr. and Mrs. Roland C. Graves, 144- Bright St., 1Valtham, Mass., Edward signed away his liberty at Boston -Ian. 4, 1943, and wound up at Newport, R. I., where he buuked with Co. 1027. Wfhile attending high school, he took courses in machine work. He aims to stay in aviation. GREGORY, ROBERT HARVEY-Age 19. "Bob" is the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. XfVilliam H. Gregory, 13 Holbrook St., No. Adams, Mass. He yielded to the impulse at Pittsfield Dec. 3, 1942, and devoured his first Navy victuals at Newport, R. l., with Co. 457. Hunting and fishing took the slack out of his civilian schedule. He intends to make aviation his career. GRIFFIN, JOHN W.-Age 18. UKIOIIIIUYH is the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Griffin of 242 E. 83 St., N. Y. G. Formerly employed as an aviation engine mechanic, he joined up at N. Y. C. Klan. 27, 1943, and was an embryo gob with Co. 1026 at Newport, R. I. Boxing is his pet sport. Johnny is very enthusiastic about the Navy. Very enthusiastic, indeed. HAGAN, CARL LOUIS-Age 19. "Horrible" is the direct descendant of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hagan, 50 XV. Hazeltine, Kennmore, N. Y. He exchanged his civvies for the blues at Buffalo Dec. 5, 1942, and was shipped to the Sampson boot bastile for training with Co. 448. He was formerly employed by the Pratt 8c X'Vhitney Aircraft, and spent his free time riding and training horses. HARTMANN, LOUIS -1.-Age 18. "Sleepy" is the shiftless offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hartmann of 438 E. 42 St., Brooklyn, N. Y., where he dwelt in the days of his carefree childhood. He joined the Navy at N. Y. C. Feb. 8, 1943, and took it like a little man at Sampson 'as a charter member of Co. 537. In civilian life a student, he has a bent for sports. HARIVARD, E.-Age 21. From 116 Cedar St., Haverhill, Mass., 'flackn is Sonny to Mr. and Mrs. John Harward. He enlisted in the Navy at Boston Alan. 27, 1943, chucking a job with the Pratt Sc Whitney Aircraft, and trained with Co. 451 at New- port. AIack's chief ambition is to become a Navy pilot. He squanders most of his free hours disporting at sports. HELFER, DONALD H.-Age 19. The shiftless brat of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Helfer, 2381 Culver Rd., Rochester, N. Y., "Spoiler" slipped at his home town in December, 1942, and was a f'student" at Sampson during boot training with Co. 452. An erstwhile employee of Bausch Sc Lomb Optical Co., he spent his free moments hunting and collecting stamps. He is sold on aviation. HENDERON, ROBERT B. - Age 18. The pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henderon, 62 Palisade Rd., Rye, N. Y., "Bob" was formerly a pursuer of high school subjects. He signed on the dotted line at N. Y. C. Feb. 2, 1943, and received his boot training with Co. 450 at the Newport kindergarten. Hunting and fishing were his favorite idiosyncrasies. He keeps in step. HESTON, HENRY EDXVARD-Age 19. "Hen" is the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Heston, 220 Lafayette Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. He made his faux pas at his home town in January, 1943, and was a trainee with Co. 523 at the Sampson boot training center. Previously employed by the New York Ship- building Corp., he delights in resting his weary bones. His ambition has to do with money. HILDEBRANDT, ROBERT VVARREN4Age 18. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Hildebrandt, 196 Wlin- throp St., Medford, Mass., "Bob" earned his coffin nail money working at the Lighter than Air base, South 1fVeymouth, Mass. He chucked it all at Boston 26, 1943, and devoured his first Navy victuals at Newport with Co. 448. Skiing, boating, hunting, etc., are his favorite vices. HOLDSXVORTH, JOSEPH DEWEY, JR. - Age 20. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Holdsworth, Sr., Route 7, Erie, Pa., "Tex" enlisted at his home town Dec. 9, 1942, and was shipped to Sampson for training with Co. 450. In civilian life, he was em- ployed by the General Electric Co., and diverted him- self at sailboating, swimming and ice skating. He yearns to sail in the Bermuda races. HOOKOWSKY, ALEX.-Age 20. The prodigal son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hookowsky of New York City, Alex shifted to the offensive at the big burg in the drear month of February, 1943, and went through the meat grinder at Sampson with Co. 472. An ex- slave of the Sperry Gyroscope Co., he keeps the golden silence by which no one can prove him half-witted. HUBBARD, Lyndon Paul-Age 19. "Ruben is the pride and joy of Mrs. Bessie Hubbard of 63 Graham St., Mleedsport, N. Y. Enlisting at Syracuse Feb. 1, 1943, he took his basic training with Co. 120 at the Sampson boot joint. A former machinist set-up man, he has a mania for building model airplanes. His ambition is to get into the mink ranching racket. HUGHES, THOMAS E.-Age 21. "Tom" stuck his neck out at N. Y. C. Dec. 13, 1942, and was toughened up with Co. 444 at the Newport boot kindergarten. The rosy cheeked son of Mrs. Mabel Hughes of 30 Gould Ave., Paterson, N. J., he pre- viously worked with the Wfright Aeronautical Corp. He has a weakness for fishing and hunting beasts in the wildwood. INFERRERA, JOHN A. - Age 19. "Baker" for- merly madc his home at 788 Mt. Auburn St., YVater- town, Mass., the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Josephine Inferrera. He was sworn in at Boston Jan. 29, 1943, and railroaded to Newport where he suffered with Co. 456. In the good old days he was employed as a machinist. I-Ie hankers to fly a plane. JONES, LEROY YV.-Age 19. Co. 448, Newport, R. l., prepared "Roy" for the ups and downs of Navy life. Before signing up at Boston Feb. 1, 1943, he worked at the Lincoln Store. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. 1'Valter Jones of 198 Billings St., Quincy, Mass., he is a sports enthusiast. His philosophy of life is strictly epicurean. He is reticent. KAAS, THOMAS P., JR.-Age 20. A product of Bojertown, Pa., and the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kaas, 'iPat" signed on the dotted line at Philadelphia Jan. 14, 1943. and took it like a little man with Co. 455, Sampson. N. Y. A former slave of the Doehler Die Casting Co., he has a mania for sports. To go up North is his primary goal in life. KACZOR, EDYVARD STANLEY-Age 17. Swim- ming, hunting and outdoor sports are "Ed's" favor- ite pastimes. He hails from 130 So. Coloney St. Meriden, Conn.,' the offspring of Mrs. Mary Kaczor. He was formerly emuloyed as a bore grinder with the New Departure Co. Enlisting at New Haven, Feb. 2, 1943, he took his boot training at Newport with Co. 456. KERLEY, XNILLIAM - Age 18. "Bill" worked for the New York Shipbuilding Corp., prior to his enlistment at Philadelphia Jan. 19, 1943, and his incarceration at the Sampson boot bastile as a mem- ber of Co. 456. A direct descendant of Mr. and Mrs. Philip 147. Kerley, 1766 45 St., Camden, N. J., he once whiled away his free time chasing blondes. His ambition is to get back to Jersey. KLEMICK, CHARLES A., JR.-Age 18. From 1124 147. State St., Shamokin, Pa., comes "Chuck," the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Klemick, Sr. He joined up at Harrisburg Jan. 5, 1943, and took his basic punishment with Co. 522 at the Sampson kin- dergarten for recruits. An ex-employee of the Olm- stead Air Depot, he has a mania for dancing and other incongruous occupations. HOOP, LOYNELL FLOYD-Age 20. Lowell gave up his job as a tool room machinist for Delco Prod- ucts to enlist in the Navy at Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 30, 1942, and received his initial instruction with Co. 1825 at the Great Lakes training center. From 139 Dudley St., Dayton, he is eager to see his wife and son ere many moons pass. NIMTZ, BERNARD LOUlSMAge 18. "Barney's'l main vices are hunting and fishing. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nimtz of Sodus, Mich., he earned his living as a super sales clerk with Sodus Fruit Exchange. Enlisting at Benton Harbor Oct. 22, 1942, he took his basic training at the Great Lakes kindergarten as a charter pupil of Co. 1560. He hopes to specialize in aircraft engines. ZMITROVICZ, JOHN A. - Age 29. A direct descendant of Mrs. Marcella Zmitrovicz of 68 Mfash- ington St., Marlboro, Mass, "Smitty" dived off the deep end at Framingham Oct. 19, 1942, and wound up in boots with Co. 41 at Newport, R. I. ln civilian life he was employed as manager of a meat market, and spent his free time building model planes and otherwise disporting himself. ' T' L SCUTTLE-BUTT OF "D" GOLDSMITH QSwingshiIt Kidj - Him and Hook make a two man crack drill team. GRAVES fAssistantj -f'No, you can't carry the books, I'm taking them back: llve got special liberty." GREGORY QHandsomej -He is the "one sub pend- ing." GRIFFIN QDraggerj -"Hey, fellows, how does my hair look, do you think I can get out the gate? HAGAN QHorriblej-"Let's get on the ball fellows. I don't like to turn anyone in." QCrunchj. HARTMAN Qflhowhoundj -The biggest griper and chow dragger in M-I7-D. HARWARD QSiekbayj-"Look, Carl, I gotta go to sick bay, this rash is killing mef, HENDERSON QKid Ryej -"Aw, I'm not sleeping, l'm just concentrating. By the way, has anyone ever heard of Rve, N. Y." 1 . HELFER fSp0ilerj-'KI didn't strip that thread, it must have been Hook!" HESTON QHankj -The whiz of Section D, but Hub- bard doesn't think so. HILDEBRANDT fMajor Hooplej-Don't ever get him started, you just can,t stop him. HOLDSVVORTH QTeXj -"No, I don't come from the West, and I never rode a horse." HOOKOYVSKY QRussianj -They never. taught him how to march in boot camp. N HUBBARD flekej --His greatestyambition in life is someday to own a skunk farm. HUGHES, T. E. Qlfrogj -just ask him about the liberty in Memphis. HUGHES, YV. R. QScottyj -A'X'Vhatls wrong with the Army? I think kitls O.K." INFERRERA QEnsignj-"Don't you worry, fellows, llll be up there some day." JONES QHalfastj-W7hile he was with us he did a bang up job on f'How to put a plane together backwards." KASS fGafferj -God's gift to the VVAVES. Oh, how he loves them! KACZOR QPolakj -"I'Vhy doesnlt someone learn how to pronounce my name? It really isn't very hard." KERLEY QDukej-"Hey, Ed, will you lay off. I'm getting tired of this cheap Q ----- Q KLEMICK QChuekj -"Say, did I ever show you boys a picture of my girl friend? HOOP QGoldbrickj -He knows more ways to get out of workg in fact, that's all he does. NIMTZ Qlnstructorj -"My greatest ambition is to become instructor on this base? ZMITROVICZ fOne of the Jones Boysj -A'W7hatl Do you mean to say that we're on duty tonight tooll' . , , I X V-- '?I"' ' -. I x ...Piggy - I N + X ve, , 'pl'-'11 WAN 3 NX XX , , " - 1--- - . v im - i A I l ff Xxx -,E 4 f X ,b 1, x x, NX L 1 I, 2- f, f ' .rex .N N 'XXX V lf Y :X-:Y ,,f N YN zfx if T V lx llx, lH -3 ill t W? I ' 2 - 'iii " l a E , -A .rg-Q . ,... a..- X P - . , y e i q y if 1 ni rffanc iq nifilnk I SECTION E OF CLASS M-17 FRONT ROW Qleft to rightj: P. S. Mason, C. C. Medeiros, R. E. Marshall fSection Leaclery, Lt. J. L. -Ijlammen, G. K. McCumber, A. J. Mangiapane,Q4P.Af1a11zo.J, MIDDLE ROXV: D. R. Luppino, M. A. Mascia, R. A. Mills, A. Mills, G. N. Marino, F. A. Maclntire, F. WV. McCulloch, M. L. Kaebach, XV. B. Meskel. BACK ROYV: A. McKay, Jr., N. E. Lavoie, L. W. McAlpin, E. S. Malolepszy, G. A. Mergner, D. P. Lyons, J. F. Lane, F. A. Logue, B. Kuszynski. KALBACH, MARTIN L. - Age 20. "Bud" is the bright eyed son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Kalbach, 27 Overhill Road, Mfest Lawn, Pa. He flew the coop at Reading, Pa., Sept. 5, 1942, and was run through the meat grinder at the Sampson boot bastile as a charter member of Co. 537. Prior his enlistment he boned on high school subjects. His favorite hobby is flying. jg. KUSZYNSK1, JOHN BOLESLAXV - Age 19. "Cosy" did it at Boston Jan. 26, 1943, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 446, at Newport, R. I. ln civilian life he was employed by the 'Winslow Bros. lk Smith Co. He has a penchant for baseball, hockey and football. The son of Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Kus- zynski of 1242 Mfashington St., Norwood, Mass., he aims to make a good mech. LANE, JOSEPH FREDERICK - Age 25. Co. 448, Sampson boot training station, educated "Joe" for a successful hitch in the Navy. Before signing up at Erie, Dec. 11, 1942, he was employed by the General Electric Moulder Co. His hobby is sports, and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Lane, 1903 Prospect Ave., Erie, Pa. To get a long drawn- out leave is his ambition. LAVOIE, NORMAN E. - Age 20. fore- most ambition is to get rated. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Donat Lavoie, 51 Grand St., Hartford, Conn., he signed on the dotted line at New Haven Jan. 26, 1943, and took his medicine with Co. 452 at New- port, R. 1. Prior his enlistment, he was employed by the Pratt Sc Mlhitney Aircraft Corp. He is a model plane fiend. LOGUE, FRANCIS A. - A marine electrician in the good old days, "Zoot', cliucked this to enlist in the Navy at Boston Jan. 26, 1943, then shipped to Newport, R. I., where he was indoctrinated as an inmate of Co. 454. Zoot is more or less interested in women fmostly morej. He pines for Massachu- setts. He is altruistic. LUPPINO, DOMINIC R. - Age 19. To join a squadron as an aerial gunner is A'Doc's" foremost ambition. The offsorinq of Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Lup- pino, Penn Yan, N. Y.. he dived off the deep end at Buffalo Dec. 10. 1942, and wound up in boots with Co. 450, Sampson, N. Y. In civilian life a high school stude, he spent his free time hunting, fishing, skating, etc. LYONS, DONALD PHILLIP - Age 17. The pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. John Lyons of 108 Diencan Ave., Jersey City, N. J., "D, P." slipped at N. Y. C. in December, 1942, and was railroaded to Sampson for orientation with Co. 536. Previously employed by the Mlestern Electric Co., he spends his unproductive hours insulting MVAVES. MacINTlRE, FRANCIS A. - Age 19. The erst- while responsibility of Mrs. Helen Brieham, 7 Maple Ave., Foxboro, Mass., "XVebfoot" kicked over the traces at Boston jan. 12, 1943, and wound up with Co. 562 at the Newport, R. I., boot training center. In the good old days he wasted his time building gas model airplanes. He wants an airplane. MALOLEPSZY, EDXVARD - Age 20. "Stretch" is the wayward brat of Mr. and Mrs. Hlilliam Malol- epszy of 35 Roycroft Drive, Rochester, N. Y. For- merly employed by the Eastman Kodak Co., he shifted to the offensive at Buffalo Dec. 10, 1942. then shipped to the Sampson training establishment for the ordeal with Co. 449. He gets a kick out of bas- ketball and baseball. MANGIAPANE, ANTHONY -1. -- Age 20. Co. 445, Newport R. I.. trained "Mange" for the ups and downs of Navy life. Before signing up at New Haven, Conn., in Ianuary, 1943, he made his home at 41 Summer St., X'Vaterburv. Prior to his enlistment he was employed as a machinist, and amused himself at amateur photography. His ambition is to photo- graph the Navy shelling Japan. MANZO, CONO PETER - Age 21. "Sonny,' is a former resident of N. Y. C. He made his com- mitment at the big city Feb. 1, 1943. and subsequently went to Sampson where he took his initial instructions with Co. 470. He is the son of Mr. Carmine Manzo of 203 Mott St., N. Y. C. In civilian life he was employed as a foreman by the Thomas Trucking Co. He's a sports fan. MARINO, GERARD NUNZIO - Age 18. The eternal sunshine of Mrs. Mary Marino of 297 So. 6 St., Newark, N. "jerry" signed away his liberty at N. Y. C. Dec. 31, 1942, and wound up at Sampson, N. Y., where he bunked with Co. He was once employed by Underwood fb Elliott Fisher. -Ierry is determined to become a pilot. He'd like to give her a whirl at Floyd Bennett Field. MARSHALL, ROBERT EARLE-Age 18. "Bob" is the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Marshall, Ellsworth, Maine. He exchanged his reat pleats from the blue at Portland Jan. 28, 1943, and learned the tricks of the naval trade at Newport, R. I. with Co. 447. A has-been employee of the U. S. Army En- gineers, Bob is determined to make chief or bust. fLet 'er poplj MASCIA. MICHAEL ANGELO-Age 20. "Mick'I is the direct descendant of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mas- cia of 335 E. 148 St., Bronx, N. Y. C. He joined the Navy at N. Y. C. Feb. 1, 1943, and took it like a lit- tle man at Sampson with Co. 470. Employed at the Brooklyn Navv Yard in civilian life, he spent his unproductive hours at bowling and stickball. He hones for a leave. MASON, PAUL S. - Age 18. From Newport, Vt., Paul is sonny to Mrs. Hazel G. Mason. He en- listed in the Navy at Springfield Alan. 25, 1943, chuck- ing a job as a cone automatic machine operator, and trained with Co. f'lf'14 at Newport. He gets a kick out of fishing for fish in the brook. He is very en- thusiastic about the Navy, very enthusiastic indeed. MCALPIN, LESTER X'V.4AgC 18. Formerly an optical lens grinder, "Mick" has a yen to play pro- fessional baseball after the brawl is over. He is the rough and ready child of Mrs. Louise E. McAlpin of 2505 So. Colorado St., Philadelphia, Pa., and he enlisted at his home town in December, 1942, then matriculated at Sampson for indoctrination with Co. 451. Baseball is his dish. McCUMBER, GORDON K.-Age 20. The erst- while responsibility of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCum- ber of Troy, N. Y., "Mac" blew that fuse at his home village in December, 1942, and underwent repair at Sampson where he was taught the Navy ABC's with Co. 447. In more tranquil times he was em- ployed by the Simmons Machine Tool Co., and spent his leisure hours shooting pool. McCULLOCH, FRANK XV. - Age 18. "Mc- Gooch" did it at Boston Alan. 20, 1943, and suffered the consequences with Co. 1029 at the Newport boot training center. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. F. 147. McCulloch of I8 Bowker St., Brookline, Mass., he passes his days figuring out the easiest way to do nothing. His foremost ambition is to become a gunner. McKAY, ARTHUR JOSEPH AIR.-Age 19. "Art" enlisted at Boston, Mass., Jan. 17, 1943, and was ini- tiated with Co. 969, Newport, R. I. In more tranquil times, he was employed as a machine operator at the Foxboro Co. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ar- thur McKay of 17 Summit Ave., Mansfield, Mass. Baseball and swimming are his diversions. He wants to be a big shot. MEDEIROS, CELESTINO CAVACO - Age 19. "Celey" gave up his job at a U. S. Naval Torpedo Station to enlist in the Navy at Fall River, Mass., in january, 1943, and was shipped to Newport for indoctrination with Co. 451. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Medeiros of 255 Fountain St., Fall River, Mass., he aspires to become a mechanical en- gineer or school teacher. MERGNER, GEORGE ALBERT - Age 18. "Lefty" hails from 1845 Lurting Ave., Bronx, N. Y., the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. John Mergner. He enlisted at N. Y. C. Dec. 17, 1942, and went through boots with Co. 535, Sampson, N. Y. Prior to his enlistment he was a high school stude, and spent his spare time at swimming and basketball. His ambition is to be a sailor. MESKEL, IVILLIAM BERNARD - Age 18. "Bill" did it at N. Y. C. Dec. 31, 1942, and knew the horrors of boot training at Sampson with Co. 535. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. George Meskel of 124- 05 97 Ave., Richmond Hill, N. Y., he formerly was employed as clerk for the General Printing Ink Corp., and his one and only ambition is to become a chief. MILLS, ALBERT JOSEPH - Age 19. "Al" is the eternal sunshine ol' Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mills, 58 St. James Ave., Norwood, Mass. Enlisting at Bos- ton Jan. 26, 1943, he was railroaded to the Newport boot kindergarten where he took torture with Co. LHB. A baseball and photography fiend he was em- ployed by Bird 8a Son. He is eager to L1'Ot the globe hither and thither. MILLS, ROBERT A. - Age 18. The pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. 1'Villiam Mills, 35 State St., Ossining, N. Y., "Millzie" joined the service at N. Y. C. Dec. 31, 1942, and underwent indoctrina- tion with Co. 535, Sampson, N. Y. Formerly employed by the Elks Club, Ossining, N. Y., he hobbies at goldbricking and his ambition is once again to don his pin stripes and two-tones. xt wiff f if V BN Ti 'i 516 ML N K Rewfxfie 4 ,- -5 NN Wy ,L l N1 I y , my XXX- B ff yu fl.: 12. 1, Wt, egugen We YN X 1, grwaaf X J... 5 M 1, ilf vi A ,-, MBU STUDENY ilwlxeve cart' lfind: cm, Offncerh OLD Svuosrnf "Pav on gow- dumqcu-ee's Q'-,, ll roXX up qoyv sleeves SECTION F OF CLASS M-17 FRONT ROYV fleft to rightj: E. S. Nowicki, A. P. Moyer, MIDDLE ROW: F. R. Humm, P. Placko, J. O'Donnell, J. Pomerantz, J. V. Hummel CSection Leaderj, Lt. Qj.g.j J. L. F. R. Noherini, F. Moore, R. Niski, P. H. Phillips, A. R. Hammeu, P. J. Proko, O. J. Prue, R. F. O'Connell, S. E. Northrop. Milano. BACK ROXV: XV. O'Neil, T. 'l'. O'Brien. G. A. Olson, R. L. Oczkowski, A. I.. Murray, T. M. O'Dea, J. F. Peter, J. Moeulak, H. Olsen. HUMM, FRED R.-Age l9. Fred is the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Humm of l303 3 St., Altoona, Pa. He enlisted there, Jan. 28, l943, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 538, Sampson. As a civilian, he was employed by the Union News Co., and spent his leisure time idle. He aspires to be a chief warrant officer. HUMMEL, JAMES V.vvAge 20. "Jim" is a na- tive of Fleetwood, Pa., and the eternal sunshine of Mrs. Mary E. Hummel. He signed up at Phila- delphia, Pa., Dec. l5, l942, and underwent indoc- trination with Co. 537, Sampson. Roller skating, ten- nis and playing the piano are his main diversions. His one and only ambition is to get spliced. MILANO, ALFRED RALPH-Age l8. "Honey" is the erstwhile responsibility of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Milano of 211 Ufallace St., Tuckahoe, N. Y. He stuck his neck out at N. Y. C., Dec. 30. l942, and took it on the chin with Co. 536, Sampson. Hunting, golf, fishing and beautiful women are his long suits. His ambition is to get flight orders. MOCULAK, JOSEPH-Age 20. 'fJoe" hails from Elizabeth Ave., Raritan, N. J., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wfilliam Moeulak. He joined up at N. Y. C., Nov. l7, l942, and was railroaded to Sampson, where he suffered with Co. 5l2. In the pre-fracas era, he worked for the Calco Chemical Co., Boundbrook, N. He hobbies with engines. MOORE, JAMES FREDERICK-Age 20. From 33 Kent St., Brookline, Mass., comes "Jim," the prog- eny of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moore. Prior to his enlistment at Boston in January, l943, he worked at the VVatertown Arsenal, Wfatertown, Mass. He is a sports enthusiast, especially when it comes to hunt- ing and fishing. He hopes to make ACMM. MOYER, AMMON PAUL - Age l7. Co. ll7, Sampson, trained "Rosebud" for the ups and downs of Navy life. Before enlisting at Reading, Pa., Dec. 20, l942, he earned his spending money as an usher. He is looking forward to marrying that little gal back home. He is the white hope of Mr. and Mrs. Ammon M. Moyer of l3l6 Locust St., Reading, Pa. MURRAY, ALBERT L.-Age 29. A truck driver in the ante bellum days, "Chaplain" enlisted at Phila- delphia, Nov. 26, l942, and was railroaded to Samp- son, where he suffered with Co. fl5l. He formerly lived at 3904 Coral St., Philadelphia, Pa., and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Murray. He hopes to go to catapault school. NISKI, RAYMOND-Age l9. "Ray" is the eter- nal sunshine of Mr. and Mrs. Wfalter Niski of 478 Milwaukee, Old Force, Pa. He dived off the deep end at Albany, N. Y., Dec. 5, l942, and wound up drilling with Co. 52l, Sampson. A former machinist, he gets a kick out of arranging music, and would like to see some action with a PBY squadron. NOBERINI, FRED RAYMOND-Age 20. Fred became a part of Uncle Sam's Navy at N. Y. C., Nov. 23, 1942, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 521, Sampson. A former employee of American Ma- chine tk Foundry, he has a weakness for women, and would like to meet a few more. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Noberini of 1077 E. 42 St., Brook- lyn, N. Y. NORTHROP, STUART E. - Age 19. "Stewy" used to get his mail at 214 Camp St., Jamestown, N. Y., where he dwelt with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Northrop. He gave up his job as ball bearing inspector to enlist at Buffalo Dec. 10, 1942, and trained with Co. 448, Sampson. He would like to go to "B" school for props or car- buretors. NOWIICKI, EDIVARD S.-Age 19. As a civilian, "Polak" worked for Fleetwings, Inc., Bristol, Pa. He blew his top at Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. ll, 1943, and underwent repair with Co. 523, Sampson. The pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Kulas of 320 Conover St., Burlington, N. J., he spends much of his spare time collecting beautiful pictures. O'BR1EN, TIMOTHY THADDEUS - Age 20. "Oby" is the bright eyed child of Mr. and Mrs. Tim- othy O'Brien of 430 E. 139 St., Grand Central Palace, N. Y. He was Shanghied there, Feb. 1, 1943, and bundled off to Sampson for the fundamentals of sea- manship. He was formerly manager of a bowling alley and billiard dive. O'CONNELL, ROBERT-Age 20. "Oke" is the erstwhile responsibility of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Connell of 8826 54 Ave., Elmhurst, N. Y. He took the bit in his teeth at N. Y. C., Dec. 14, 1942, and got the square needle with Co. 521, Sampson. In the pre-fracas era, he was employed as a machinist, and spent his leisure time bowling. OCZKOXVSKI, RAYMOND LEONARD-Age 19. "Ozzie" would like to be a machanical engineer, and he gets a kick out of working math problems. The progeny of Mr. and Mrs. X'Valter Oczkowski of 97 1Vasmuth St., Buffalo, N. Y., he enlisted at his home town, Sept. 4, 1942, subsequently being transferred to Sampson, where he got salty with Co. 10. ODEA, THOMAS MICHAEL4Age 22. "Tom,' worked for the Scovill Manufacturing Co., prior to his faux pas at New Haven, Conn., Jan. 25, 1943, and his basic training at Newport. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Odea of 86 Hinsdale Ave., 1Vater- bury, Conn., he has a weakness for taking pictures. The Navy keeps him too busy to think about am- bition. OIDONNELL, JOHN JOSEPH - Age 18. Pratt K 1'Vhitney Aircraft Corp., East Hartford, Conn., lost a good man when "Irish" enlisted in the Navy Jan. ll, 1943, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 1027, Newport. Outdoor sports is his main diversion. He is the pride and joy of Mrs. John YV. O,Donnel1 of 512 Merrimac Ave., Dracut, Mass. OLSEN, HAROLD F., JR.-Age 22. Co. 444, Newport, trained 'fOlie" for the ups and downs of 7 TTY Navy life. Before enlisting at Manchester, N. H., Dec. ll, 1942, he was employed in a general tool and die shop, Berlin, N. H. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Olsen, Sr., of 62 Cambridge St., E. Orange, N. J., he has a mania for landscape and portrait painting. OLSON, GUNNAR ALBERT-Age 18. Philately is "Swede's" long suit, and his foremost ambition is to go back to the farm in "Noo Joiseyf' A direct descendant of Mr. and Mrs. Fabian Olson of Ring- wood, N. J., he dived off the deep end at N. Y. C. in December, 1942, and got his boot education with Co. 535, Sampson. He hopes to do a good job as a mech. O'NEIL, IVILLIAM-Age 22. "Irish" hails from ll XValnut St., Binghampton, N. Y., and the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. O'Neil. He signed up at A1- bany, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1942, and learned all the angles with Co. 447, Sampson. As a civilian, he worked for Link Aviation Devices. He would like to continue work on Link trainers in the Navy. PETER, JOHN F. - Age 19. The eternal sun- shine of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peter of 3207 Ave. "Sf Brooklyn, N. Y., "Pete" kicked over the traces there Jan. 13, 1943, and spent his novitate with Co. 535, Sampson. In the good old days, he was employed by H. O. Bohme SQ Co. He is ambitious to make a real mech. He yearns to marry a girl. PHILLIPS, PHILIP-Age 20. "Phil" earned his tobacco money working for Link Aviation Devices, Inc., prior to his enlistment at Albany, N, Y., Dec. 13, 1942, and his incarceration at the Sampson boot bastile with Co. 447. The son of Mrs. Philip Phillips of 726 Chenango St., Binghampton, N. Y., l1e has a mania for mechanical drawing. PLACKO, PAUL-Age 19. "Farmer,' did it at N. Y. C., Dec. 3, 1942, and endured basic training with Co. 449, Newport. Just out of high school when he enlisted, he used to spend his spare time build- ing model airplanes. He hopes to get a a rate and do the Axis dirt. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Placko of 284 E. 172 St., Bronx, N. Y. POMERANTZ, JOSEPH-Age 18. "Joe'l abode at 315 Hopkinson Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y., the home of his lJ2l1'CI1tS, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pomerantz. He quit his job with the 1Var Industries Training Pro- gram to enter the service at N. Y. C. in February, 1943, and endured basic training with Co. 450, New- port. He yearns to be a mechanical engineer. PROKO, PETER JOHN-Age 19. "Pete" joined up at Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 30, 1942, and under- went indoctrination with Co. 451, Sampson. Prior to his enlistment, he was employed by the Atlantic Sc Pacific Tea Co. His ambition is to become an ACMM. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Proko of 1901 No. Newkirk St., Philadelphia, Pa. PRUE, DONALD JAMES - Age 20. "Prue" is a native of Rockfall, Conn., and the white hope of Mr. and Mrs. Delroy Prue. He joined the Navy at New Haven, Jan. 24, 1943, and received his pri- mary instruction with Co. 449, Newport. He hopes to become a good airplane mechanic and continue in this field after the duration durates. lJ KV 5 D 1 SECTION G OF CLASS M-17 FRONT ROYV Qleft to rightj: R. N. Riegert, H. Schafenberg J. L. Hammen, 'W. C. Serra, C. ' 'II J. Quinlan. MIDDLE ROYV: Romanovitch, L. G. Rawding, F. A. Soukup, M. I. Smith, W. J. Sheridan, K. YV. Rawson, D. C. Smilh, E. Pietrak, P. G. Youngs. R. F. Smith, D. C. Rose, QSection Leaderj, Lt. A. Rogge, Jr., R. D. Rice, BACK ROYN: R. I. Ruth. A. A. Rowe, P. G. Scott, YV. A. Sieger, R. C. Specht. N. B. Ryland. J. Sawyer, III, J. Richwine, H. E. Reichert, R. J. Savoy. PIETRAK, JOHN EDWARD - Age 25. "Pet- cock" is a former resident of Albany, N. Y. He made his error at his home town Dec. 9, 1942, and sub- sequently trained at Newport as a charter member of Co. 440. Formerly employed by the XfVatervliet Arsenal, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fellicks Pie- trak of 200 Stow Ave. To become a Naval air pilot his end and aim. QUINLAN, THOMAS JOSEPH - Age 18. In more tranquil times an inhabitant of Saugus, Mass., "Dago" signed away his liberty at Boston, Jan. 27, 1943, and wound up at the Newport boot bastile where he bunked with Co. 1026, while taking his indoctrination. He is the dimpled cheeked son ol Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Quinlan of 103 Basswood Ave. He is an ex-gentleman ol' very little employment. RAVVDING, LESLIE G., - Age 23. Pre- viously employed as a Civil Service worker, "MuIti'1 is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Rawding of 22 Hutch- ingson Road, Arlington, Mass. He yielded to the im- pulse at Boston, Mass., Jan. 28, 1943, and devoured his first Navy victuals at Newport as an inmate ol Co. 1026. Sailing the briny blue is his hobby. He's homesick. .jr RAWSON, KENNETH WILSON - Age 26. An ex-employee of the Greenfield Tap Xe Die Corp., "Cos1nopolite', kissed his freedom goodbye at Spring- field Dec. 14, 1942, and spent his novitiate with Co. 454 at the Newport training station. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. XfVilson F. Rawson of Greenfield, Mass. He is singularly addicted to the dainty damsels. REICHERT, HERBERT EDWIN - Age 20. "Lover" is the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Reichert, 3354 Bowman Philadelphia, Pa., and an ex-employee of the Peters Engineering Co. He joined up at his home town Dec. 15, 1942, and was an embryo gob with Co. 451 at the Sampson boot bastile. His principle interests are racing cars and airplanes. RICE, DAYMON DONALD - Age 19. "Hippo" is the direct descendant of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rice, 452 No. 6 St., Fulton, N. Y. He exchanged his civvies for the blues at his home town Dec. 23, 1942, and was shipped to Sampson for boot training with Co. 447. He was formerly employed as a shipper, and spent his unproductive hours camping. He ihones to see Alaska. ' RICHIVINE, JACK - Age 19. Subsequent to his faux pas Jan. 14, 1943, at Philadelphiau"Cobra" served his boot sentence at Sampson with Co. 455. Employed at Middletown Air Depot in civilian life, he used to get his mail at 3005 No. 3 St., Harris- burg, Pa. Aviation is his hobby and to become pilot is his chief ambition. He converseth little. RIEGERT, ROBERT N. - Age 19. A good example of what Sampson can do to a civilian, "Rab- bitt" is the heir of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Riegert of 2949 So. Cleveland Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. He dived off the deep end at his home town on Oct. 30, 1942, and trained with Co. 451. Prior to his enlistment, he was employed by the N.A.F. Philadelphia, Pa. Reading is his vice. ROGGE, CARL ALBERT, JR. - Age 21. a for- mer employee of the General Electric Co., "Sabu" is the rosy cheeked child of Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Rogge of 385 So. Linden Ave., Aldan, Del. He enlisted at Philadelphia in December, 1942, and proceeded to the Sampson boot establishment for preliminary training with Co. 451. Collecting auto- graphs is his pet hobby. ROMANOVITCH, JOHN JR. - Age 18. "Blood Master" is the dimple jawed child of Mr. and Mrs. John Romanovitch, 432 4 St., Blakely, Pa. He kicked over the traces at Philadelphia Feb. 6, 1943, and suffered at Sampson boot brig with Co. 117. In civilian life, he was employed as a paper boy. He whiles away his free time keeping women happy. ROSE, DONALD C. - Age 19. An ex-inhabitant of Johnson City, N. Y., "Jo-Jo" is the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Rose of 10 Theron St. He made his faux pas at Albany, N. Y. Dec. 13, 1942, and wound up at the Sampson rookie institution with Co. 448. Previously employed by the International Business Machines Corp., he is ambitious to become a super mech. ROVVE, ARTHUR A. - Age 20. "Yokel" enlisted at Portland, Maine, Jan. 29, 1943, and was incar- cerated at the Newport boot kindergarten for indoctri- nation. Formerly employed by the Bath lron Works, he is the son of Mrs. Winifred L. Rowe of 582 Moin St., Lewiston, Maine. His main mania is collecting addresses. He hopes to make ACMM before the duration durates. RUTH, RICHARD IOBST - Age 18. A job as instrument repairman with Middletown Air Depot, Pa., provided "Babe" with wampum in his civilian days. He is the wayward son of Senator and Mrs. Frank NV. Ruth of Bernville, Pa., with whom he lived before he joined up at Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1943, and trained with Co. 521, Sampson, N. Y. He beats monotony playing baseball. SAVOY, ROBERT J.-"Ensign" is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Savoy of 7 College St., Canton, N. Y. He flew the coop at Albany Nov. 17, 1942, and trained with Co. 447 at Sampson. Previously employed by the Chevrolet Aviation Engine Plant II, he has a weakness for working on machines and engines. His ambition while in the Navy is to become a flying machine jockey. SCHAFENBERG, HENRY - Age 28. "Schuckel- gruberu did it at N. Y. C. Nov. 15, 1942, and served time with Co. 515 at Sampson, N. Y. In civilian life he was employed by the Brewster Aeronautical Corp. as service mechanic. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schafenberg of 260 Lenox Rd., Brooklyn, N. Y. He spends his spare time writing letters to the little lady. SCOTT, PAUL GARDINER-Age 18. Sampsor., N. Y., trained "Scotty" for a successful hitch in the Navy. Before signing up at Albany Feb. 5, 1943, he was employed at a U. S. Army depot. His favorite pastime is trying to keep out of trouble. He isthe bright eyed son of Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner Scott of 31 Grove St., Cobleskill. N. Y. He pines for the big citv. SERRA, XVILLIAM G.-Age 23. "Little Kings" foremost ambition is to continue in the aviation field. The son of Mrs. Theresa Serra of 1111 E. Dominick St., Rome, N. Y., he signed on the dotted line at Albany Dec. 13, 1942, and took his medicine with Co. 447 at the Sampson boot establishment. In the pre-brawl era he was employed at the Rome Army Air Base. His hobby is aviation. SHERIDAN, VVARREN J.-Age 20. The pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. Rincent Sheridan of Leeds, N. Y., Box 97, "Hobo" signed on at Albany, N. Y., and was railroaded to Sampson to learn the Navy ABC's with Co. 456. ln the good old days he was employed by the T. C. YV. fb H. Local 294. His main ambition is to grow a long white beard. fNo stain to it.j SIEGER, YVALTER A.-Age 19. "VValt" has a yearning tobecome a class-A mech. He worked for the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. before he signed up at N. Y. C. Jan. 31, 1943, and underwent indoc- trination with Co. 470 at Sampson. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Sieger of Oakwood Place, 1'Vest Babylon, L. I., N. Y., he has a mania for collecting stamps in his free time. SMITH, DARXVIN C.-Age 18. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith, with whom he lived at Derby, N. Y., he was formerly employed at Elmer Smith Service Station. "Eighty Eight Keyes" gave this up to enlist in the Navy at Buffalo Jan. 5, 1943, and was shipped to Sampson as a charter member of Co. 449. He aspires to become a first-class AMM before his twenty-first birthday. SMITH, MINFORD IRVING-Age 18. "Beebee Eyes" hails from Elizabeth, N. J., the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. 1Vil1iam R. Smith. Before entering the service he earned his spending money with E. YV. Pike Illuminated Magnifiers. Enlisting at N. Y. C. Jan. 6, 1943, he went through the mill with Co. 536 at the Sampson boot establishment. 1 .J SMITH, ROBERT FRANK H Age 17. "Piggy" committed the fatal error at Boston Dec. 31, 1942, and was shipped to Newport for his boot education with Co. 1030. A high school stude in civilian life, he is the dimple cheeked son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold S. Smith of 187 Front St., Exeter, N. H. He wastes time constructing model planes. RYLAND, NATHANIEL B.-From Springfield, Mass., comes "Tiny the Rebel," the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Ryland. He signed up at his home town jan. 27, 1943, and received his Navy indoctrination at Newport, R. I., as an inmate of Co. 1030. In civilian life he worked for the Mill River Tool Co., and spent his free time hunting women and wild beasts. SAWYER, JONATHAN-Age 21. 'ATom" is the wayward brat of Mr. and Mrs. jonathan Sawyer of Kittery Point, Maine. He blew his top at Manchester, N. H., Dec. 13, 1942, and underwent repair at the Newport Naval Training Station with Co. 370. Prior to his enlistment, he was a cultivator of the soil. His hobby is avoiding demerits. He hankers to meander home. SOUKUP, FRANK ALBERT-Age 19. Aviation is "Sookey's" main diversion. A direct descendant ol Mr. and Mrs. Soukup of 115 Division Ave., Shelton, Conn., he enlisted at New Haven jan. 28, 1943, and went thru boots with Co. 449 at Newport, R. I. In more tranquil times, he earned his spending money as a machine assembler. To become a good mech and gunner is his aim. SPECHT, ROBERT-Age 18. The eternal sun- shine of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Specht, 53 Beechwood St., Farmingdale, N. Y., "Flounder-Foot" blew his top Dec. 21, 1942, and underwent treatment at Sampson with Co. 117. A former employee ol the Grumman Aircraft, he spent his free moments building model airplanes. His goal is New York. YOUNGS, PHILIP G.-Age 18. "Squirrel', is the product of Orange, N. J., and the child prodigy of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Youngs, 206 4 Ave. Joining up at Newark, N. AI., Dec. 21, 1942, he was shipped to New- port, R. I., where he received his primary instruction with Co. 453. An ex-apprentice with General Electric Co., he is addicted to swimming, especially in water. X A..- X s TQ 2 5 g, t X - fp , 'S -fs Cloak OIIHIL , SECTION H OF CLASS M-17 4 3 , , , i ..... Y i Q . ,J FRONT ROW' flefl to rightj: J. ll. Sullivan, H. Voshikian, MIIJIJLE ROXVZ F. L. Titus, F. Bryant, H. L. Van Aernum, R. R. Van Landschoot, A. D. Whipple, Ll. J. L. Hammen, R. C. Taylert, XV. E. Taylor, J. XV. Tihcrio, E. F. Steigerwald, F. l'. Umek qSection Leaderj , M. Taticli, C. R. XVagner, F. lVeage. XV. J. Szawiela, Trimholi, Jr. BACK ROW: 'l'. R. White, R. J. Wheeler, B. F. Weisbecker, R. V. Vosburgh, A. XVard, XV. Thompson, J. R. Trivett, L. A. St. John, S. E. XVester1und. BRYANT, EDYVIN FRANCIS-Age 22. Edwin is the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Bryant of E. 2712 8 Ave., Spokane, lllash. Prior to his enlistment, he was employed as an aircraft instrument mechanic. His favorite pastime is tinkering with short wave radios. He is anxious to get a slap at the Japs, and then mosey back to lfVashington. ST. JOHN, LEO A.-Age 20. "Leo" is the prodi- gal son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver St. John, Frances- town, N. H. He made his fatal error on Jan. 27, 1943, at Manchester, N. H., and endured his boot training with Co. 447 at Newport. An ardent sports- man, he will make hunting Japs his specialty hence- forth. STEIGERNVALD, EDYVARD F. - Age 19. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Steigerwald of 143 Prospect St., Lancaster, Pa., "Eddy" donned the Navy blue in January, 1943, at Philadelphia and launched his Navy career with Co. 968, Newport. Formerly employed at the lyliddletown Air Depot, he is eager to become a cadet. SULLIVAN, JOSEPH D.-Age 18. From 2228 No. 3 St., Philadelphia, Pa., A'Curly" is the child of Mr. and Mrs. lVi1liam Sullivan and an erstwhile knit- ter's helper. Subsequent to his error at the city of fraternal affection, he got his boot degree at the Sampson rookie college with Co. 452. He yearns to repose in the arms of Morpheus without inter- ruptlon. SZANVIELA, XVALTER JOHN-Age 19. "Walt" is the pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. Hilary Szawiela of 2516 Pauline Ave., Schenectady, N. Y., and was formerly employed by General Electric Co. Enlist- ing Dec. 13, 1942, he survived eight weeks with Co. 447-F at Sampson. He hopes to learn to fly as well as he can toot a trumpet. He is a Yankee at heart. TATICH, MICHAEL-Age 18. "Mike" took the bit in his teeth at Albany, N. Y., in December, 1942, and was shipped to Sampson, where he was initiated with Co. 447. The son of Mr. and Mrs. lVilliam Tatich, 1609 Newell Rd., Endicott, N. Y., he toiled as a shoemaker for the Endicott Johnson Shoe Corp. in the days of his peerless youth. TAYLERT, R. C.-Age 18. The pride and joy of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Taylert of 909 No. Cayuga St., Ithaca, N. Y., "Later" enlisted at Buffalo Dec. 10, 1942, and was shipped to Sampson, where he took it in the neck with Co. 449. He attended Cornell University prior to his enlistment. He is addicted to slumbering in his free time. TAYLOR, XVILLIAM EDYVARD-Age 18. From 207 Linden St., Everett, Mass., "Bill" is the son of Mr. and Mrs. l'Vi11iam H. Taylor. He signed on at Boston Jan. 22, 1943, and took his boot degree with Co. 446. He aspires to he a Naval aviator. Formerly employed by the lVest Paint Sc Varnish Co., he has a bent for philately. THOMPSON, XVARREN JAMES - Age 20. "Tommy" is the eternal sunshine of Mrs. Margaret Thompson of 213 47 St., Union City, N. J. He kicked over the traces at N. Y. C. on the first anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and wound up with Co. 522, Sampson. Formerly a machinist with the Chicago Puenmatic Tool Co., he is anxious to get his quota of Japs. TIBERIO, JOSEPH XVILLIAM-Age 22. A tool and die maker in the pre-fracas era, Joseph enlisted at Boston Jan. 21, 1943, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 696, Newport. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Paniflo Tiberio ol' 299 Pearl St., Malden, Mass., he hopes to snag a rate ere many moons pass, and do dirt to the Axis. TITUS, FRANCIS L.-Age 18. The erstwhile re- sponsibility of Mr. and Mrs. George Titus of 2005 Arlington St., Camden, N. J., Francis dived off the deep end at Philadelphia Nov. 27, 1942, and was ini- tiated with Co. 448, Sampson. He formerly attended vocational school, and worked as a dispenser of sodas on the side. He is sold on aviation. TRIMBOLI, JOHN J.-Age 22. John was an apprentice tool maker prior to his faux pas at N. Y. C. Feb. 1, 1943, and his incarceration at the Sampson boot bastile with Co. 470. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John Tromboli, Sr., of 258 94 St., N. Y. C., he harbors hopes of wangling assignment to the Fleet. He is strong and silent. TRIVETT, JAMES R.-Age 28. "Jim'l hails from 69 Orchard St., Bloomfield, N. J., the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Trivett. He committed the fatal error at Newark, N. Feb. 15. 1943, and suffered the consequences with Co. 156, Newport. He was a crane operator with John T. Clark, Terminal Operators, N. Y. C., in the good old days. UMEK, FRANK JAUL-Age 24. Frank hopes to remain in the Navy until he makes ACMM or possibly warrant officer. The child prodigy of Mrs. ,Frances Umek of 227 Cooper St., Brooklyn, N. Y., he joined up at N. L. C. Nov. 23, 1942, and was shipped to Sampson, where heendured basic punishment with Co. 441. He is primarily interested in mechanics. VAN AERNUM, HURLEY L.-Age 18. The white hope of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis G. Van Aerum of Route 4, Albion, N. Y., "Van" enlisted at Buffalo Dec. 12, 1942, and gobbled his first Navy grub with Co. 470, Sampson. He was previously a farmer. He hopes to continue in aviation. VAN LANDSCHOOT, R. R.4Age 20. R. R. is a contribution of Rochester, N. Y., and the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Landschoot. He signed up at his home town in January, 1943, and took his medicine with Co. 448, Sampson. He likes aviation mechanics, and hopes to continue in this field after he is released from the Navy. VOSBIKIAN, HARRY-Age 21. f'Vossie,' did it at Philadelphia Dec. 13, 1942, and cooled in ardor with Co. 451, Sampson. A former automobile me- chanic and machinist, he likes to drag lines, preferably chow, and yearns to marry a millionairess. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melkon Vosbikian, 1913 No. Franklin St., Philly. VOSBURGH, ROBERT VINCENT-Age 20. The prodigy of Mrs. Elsie Vosburgh of 42 Rutherglen Ave., Providence, R. I., "Rovo" sacrificed his job with the General Electric Co. to enlist in the Navy at Provi- dence Jan. 27, 1943, and took his basic punishment with Co. 968, Newport. He aspires to get flight orders if possible. Second choice, ignition work. XVAGNER, CLARENCE-Age 18. "Yogie', gave up the peaceful life of a farmer to enlist in the Navy at New Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 31, 1942, and went through the mill with Co. 117, Sampson. He likes aviation, and hopes to continue in this field after the war. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wlagner of Route 2, Englishtown, N. WARIJ, JOSEPH A.-Age 18. "Red" formerly lived with his 1J2t1'CHtS, Mr. and Mrs. James Wlard, at 91 Grand Ave., Ridgefield Park, N. Previously a life guard and swimming instructor, he chucked this to join up at N. Y. C. Dec. 31, 1942, and received his initial instruction with Co. 536, Sampson. He would like to go to gunnery school. VVEAGE, FRANK-Age 18. "P. B." is the bright eyed child of Mrs. C. Wleage of 314 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, N. J. He signed up at N. Y. C. Dec. 22, 1942, and took his primary training with Co. 453, Newport. As a civilian, he worked for the Federal Telephone Sc Radio Corp. His one and only ambi- tion is to become an aerial gunner on a PB2Y and whip Nips. XVEISBECKER, BURTON F.-Age 18. Co. 536, Sampson, trained 'fPeck,' in the quaint ways of the Navy. Before signing on the dotted line at N. Y. C. Dec. 26, 1942, he was a truck driver for a market. The son of Mr. P. H. Mleisbecker and Mrs. F. E. Meden, he formerly resided at 103 Duer St., No. Plainfield, N. He aspires to be a gunner. XVESTERLUND, STIG ERICK-Age 18. "1fVesty" hankers to see some action. He entered the Navy at Hanhattan, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1942, and underwent indoctrination with Co. 117, Sampson, N. Y. He formerly made his home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wlesterlund, at 4207 8 Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. He has a mania for taking pictures of things. NVHEELER, ROBERT - Age 20. "Spoi1er" was a fireman with the New York Central Railroad in the good old days. He was sworn in at Boston Jan. 20, 1943, and initiated with Co. 1027, Newport. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. John XfVheeler of 81 Central Ave., Medford, Mass., he hopes to get a rate, then get out with the Fleet and see action. XVHIPPLE -XRNOLD D AY , , , 1 IEL-Age 25. A na- XVHITE, THOMAS RUSSELL-Age lil. "Russ" tive of Hallton, Pa., and the son of Mr. and Mrs. formerl resided with l1is sister, Mrs. Helen Kramer, . - . Y Q Lyman XfVl11IJl7lC, "X'Vh1p" signed on at Nllarren, Pa., at 239 Sylvan Ave., Gloucester, N. He blew his Dec. l0, 1942, and learned ull the angles with Co. top at Philztdelphia Dec. l5, l942, and served time 449, Sampson. A former X-my technician, he would with Co. 451, Sampson. Prior to his enlistment, like to take 21 slap at the laps, then get buck home he was employed by the Cramps Shipbuilding Co. to his wife. QMust be married., He hopes to advance and do at good job as 21 mech. xx X ff X X ? EK I M p f f "' if f , -,4 "'X.f f 1 - n ff I ' N N .. ..,. . X X M V . 9 K I Q4 X .,Ra',Yt x . Q:-. ' X Wx Q .XX XX '.0 Q' with + X ff K X li 4 X419 Yiseffq size.: ,X 9 ,Q . 9294 X w-twfzsiw MQW , N 412524 ' gg,- Wi "fa 2 '- Q fl 0 KJXV C J" P gs? mu-if X' n. 'A A 4" HF? -L11 fmqxirlsss 1 7 M , fl! I' fu. A ci Ar 4' f ff 'T - , fs. ' k S " Monum ' AFTERNU 4.1


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