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.
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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
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-
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
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
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, 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
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.
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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,
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
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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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. Y., 431 82 St. Photography is his
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FRONT ROXV flefl to righlj: S. Cimino, QI. V. Hummel, BACK ROXV: A. N. Aiello, Cl. L. Hagan, F. P. lime J
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SECTION A OF CLASS M-17
FRONT ROXA7 fleft to rightj: A. C. Baldinelli, M. P.
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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-
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
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
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
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-
CONCANNON, PAUL YV.-This redheaded lad is
nicknamed the Con. Get him to tell you about
his traveling experience in Arkansas flf you canj .
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
DE SILVA, H. R.-Dee-"Give me my LD. Card and
DETURCK, B. B.-Canarsie-Kid sure loot.
DIETRICH, R. J.w.Illl1lOTiUl thought I joined the
DOHERTY, F.-Mull.ifHe might live through it.
DOMBRONVSKI, J.-Still looking for the
DONNELLY, R. F.-Altoona-"Geel But lld like Lo
DOLL, H. G.-Herbie-Any trouble? Look for grem-
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
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."
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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,
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,
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
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
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
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. '
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-
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."
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
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'
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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
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,
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
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
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.
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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.
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,
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-
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-
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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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-
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-
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
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.
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, , , 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,
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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.
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