Naval Air Training - Yearbook (Memphis, TN)

 - Class of 1942

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DENNEEN, ROBERT JOSEPH-Age 19. "Bob" scrawled his X on the dotted line at Buffalo, N. Y., and rued it at the Sampson boot establishment with Co. l20. A former employee of Curtiss-YVright Air- craft, Buflalo, N. Y., he aspires to become a pilot and see some action. He is tl1e son of Dr. and Mrs. B. Denneen of 39 E. Hazeltine Ave., Kenmore, N. Y. DENTON, RAY B.-Age 20. 'KBennie" is a con- tribution of Hadley, N. Y., and the erstwhile respon- sibility of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Denton. He chucked his job at the XVatervliet Arsenal, Vlater- vliet, N. Y., to become a part of Uncle SZIIDIS Navy at Albany, N. Y., Dec. l5, I9-12, and took it on the chin with Co. 4-ISI, Sampson. He pines for New York. B CAIRD, ALAN F. -- Better known as the Spider. "Gosh, fellows, do you think I'll lose my rate for those three demerits I got today?" CALLAHAN, JOHN WI.-His ambition is to organ- ize an international Gremlin Association. CAMPBELL, PATRICK H.-Pat to his friends. VVe predict that he'll be a first class mech QsomedayJ . CANDOXV, DAVID C.-Picked up the name of Ex- pert from one of the chiefs. Says he won't for- get Memphis. QAL least not for two weeks.J CARMODY, JOHN R.-Has developed the nickname Dum-Dum. l'Ve foresee a bright future for this up and coming lad. CASANOVA, ANTHONY, P.-Don't let the name fool you folks, he's really quite bashful. CARPENTER, HAROLD C.-Called Father by the boys. Hopes to return to his old trade some- day. QMilk tester.J CHADIVICK, H. E. JR.-Chad has his future all planned. l'Ve hear she's a brunette. CHARTERS, GEORGE XV.HHe's really quite a man. His favorite saying is, f'Oh, Steve, can I do the mirrors tonight." CIMINO, STEVE-Mostly called Big Steve. Leader of Section B. Through foul and fair weather he stood by his men. QNote: NVQ would like to know when he is going to return Mrs. Pruncface's whip.J COGHLAN, JOHN P.-Just plain John. lfVell liked by all his mates. QKeep the candy flying, John.J COLLINS, STANLEY J.-Stan is a steady going young man. Does anyone want to hire a good mouthpiece? For further details call the Grem- lin Association. CONCANNON, PAUL YV.-This redheaded lad is nicknamed the Con. Get him to tell you about his traveling experience in Arkansas flf you canj . OSI-I CONCAUGH, JOHN E. A Comes from Wfestboro, Mass. His ambition is to become a super gunner. CONTI, LOUIS R.-His secret ambition is some- day to own his own farm in upstate New York. CORMIER, EDMOND H. - Everything seemed to come quite easy to Ed Q-Just plain dogmeatj . COYNE, JOSEPH P.-Among those to be graduated with top honors. One thing we admire about Pap is that real tan nose. CRAMER, GILBERT E. JR.-Often called Wfonder Boy. Received his daily exercise by carrying laundry for Section B. CURRY, FRANCIS J.!I'he pride and joy of Section B Qevery bit of himj. Comes from Reading, Pa. Quote: "X'Vho says I have to go over the Connnando Course?" DABINETTE, ERNEST J.-Dab was just crazy about the Commando course. You can quote him as saying, "WO QHJJZX that water jump." DAVIES, ROBERT F.-Dink still claims that he is five feet two. He's a swell little fellow who is worth his height in gold. DAVIS, IVILLIAM XV.fKnown to the gang as YVee. He says that be is going to miss those afternoon siestas. ' DENNEEN, ROBERT J.-Bob really has an eye with a gun, but when it comes to women, he can't show you how il's done. He hails from Buffalo. DELANOY, XVILLIAM D.-He was kind of worried about being held as an instructor. Handle with care, fellows, we hear he has a good looking sister. DENTON, RAY B.-Ray should be ashamed of him- self, leaving all those NVAVES broken-hearted. ARBUCKLE, YVAYNE A.-Buck is our jivin' jitter- bug from Indiana. He also goes for Wlestern tunes.

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CHADNVICK, HAROLD EVERAI-Age 21. Co. 473, Sampson, trained "Chad" for the ups and downs of Navy life. Before enlisting at Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 27, 1943, he was a high school student. His favorite amusement is roller skating, and his chief ambition is to make an AMMIIXC. He is the erstwhile respon- sibility of Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Chadwick, Emporium, Pa. CHARTERS, GEORGE XVILLIAM - Age 19. The bright eyed child of Mrs. E. Charters of 52 Stewart Ave., Jenkintown, Pa., George signed on at Phila- delphia, Feb. 3, 1943, and was initiated with Co. 539, Sampson. In more tranquil times, he was em- ployed by Standard Press Steel, Jenkintown, Pa., and devoted much of his leisure time to sports. CIMINO, S. - Fishing and hunting are "Big Steve's" long suits. Enlisting at Schnectady, N. Y., in November, 1942, he was shipped to Sampson, where he suffered with Co. 444. The offspring of Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony Cimino of 415 Cora St., Schnec- tady, N. Y., he formerly worked at the X-Vatervliet Arsenal, lNaterv1iet, N. Y. He was a section leader. COGHLAN, JOHN P. - Age 18. The eternal sunshine of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Coghlan of Glen- olden, Pa., "Irish" was sworn in at Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1943, and took his first shots with Co. 452, Samp- son. A student at the time of his enlistment, he majored in sports while in high school. He is eager to learn the aviation game thoroughly. COLLINS, STANLEY 4 Age 23. "Stan" was a sheet metal machinist at the P. H. Navy Yard prior to his faux pas at Haverhill, Mass., in January, 1943, and his incarceration at the Newport boot bastile with Co. 449. The son of Mrs. L. B. Collins of Haver- hill, Mass., he is primarily interested in aviation, and aspires to become an aviation cadet. CONCANNON, PAUL NV.-Age 18. The prodi- gal son of Mr. and Mrs. Jolm Concannon of 55 Marmion St., Boston, Mass., "Conn" dived off the deep end at Boston, Mass., Jan. 22, 1943, and wound up drilling with Co. 1029, Newport. As a civilian, he was employed by the Union Freight Railroad. His favorite pursuit is working on engines. CONCAUGH, JOHN E. - Age 19. John hails from 100 Milk St., Nllestboro, Mass., the progeny of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Concaugh. He gave up his job with the Glenn L. Martin Co. to enlist in the Navy at Boston Feb. 3, 1943, and underwent indoctrina- tion with Co. 1030, Newport. His one and only ambition is to be an aerial gunner and whip Nips. CONTI, LOUIS ROSS-Age 19. Louis committed himself at the recruiting station in Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1943, and breezed through boot camp at Sampson with Co. 521. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Conti, he formerly worked for Curtiss-VVright, Buffalo. He harbors hopes of attending gunnery school and then see some action. CORMIER, EDMOND H.-Age "Eddie" and his wife, Bernie, formerly resided at 71 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill, Mass. He was an electric welder at the Portsmouth Navy Yard prior to his enlistment there, Jan. 27, 1943, and his indoctrination at Newport with Co. -148. He likes to box, and hope to become an aerial gunner, high class. COYNE, JOSEPH R.-Age 19. Subsequent to his faux pas Feb. 1, 1943, at Y. C., "Red" served his boot sentence at Sampson with Co. 537. He is the bright eyed son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Coyne of 34-54 59 St., XVoodside, L. I., N. Y. Formerly an automobile mechanic, he intends to lend his talents to aviation mechanics henceforth. CRAMER, GILBERT JR. - Age 18. "Gil" spent his childhood days at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert E. Cramer, Sr. He learned his Navy ABC's at Sampson as a member of Co. 120 after his enlistment at Buffalo Dec. 28, 1942. In civilian life a fixer of slightly worn automobiles, he is eager to get duty at Lockport. CURRY, FRANCIS J.-Age 20. Formerly a chip- per and grinder with the Birdsboro Steel Foundry, f'Buck" affixed his monicker to the dotted line at Allentown, Pa., Feb. 2, 1943, and rued it at the Samp- son boot college with Co. 471. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent T. Curry of 22 Cherrydale Ave., Penn- side, Reading, Pa., he wants to make gunner. DABINETT, ERNEST J.-Age 18. "Dabby" is the shiftless offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dabi- nett of 53 Mozart St., East Rutherford, N. Y., and a has-been employee of the Commercial Leader Printing Co. After his commitment at N. Y. C., Feb. 2, 1943, he was put through the mill at Newport as a member of Co. 450. He aspires to become a gunner. DAVIES, ROBERT F.-Age 18. "Dink" is a native of Palmerton, Pa. He shifted to the ofefnsive Feb. 4, 1943, and went through the mill at Sampson with Co. 473. He entered the service after completing the first semester of the eleventh grade. He is a sports enthusiast, and harbors hopes of going to aerial gun- nery school. DAVIS, IVILLIAM XV.-Age 23. From 580 Union Ave., XVestbury, N. Y., "XVee1' is the son of Mr. and Mrs. XVilliam L. Davis. A former employee of Repub- lic Aviation Corp., he chucked this to enlist in the Navy at N. Y. C., Dec. 15, 1942, and took his basic training with Co. 447, Newport. He is a sports fiend, especially on baseball and basketball. DELANOY, YVILLIAM D.-Age 19. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Delanoy of 16 Southern Blvd., Albany, N. Y., "Del' signed on there, Feb. 3, 1943, subsequently training at Sampson with Co. 122. In the pre-brawl era he was a high school student and SPCIIL much of his leisure time hunting and fishing. His foremost ambition is to play pro baseball.

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SECTION C OF CLASS M-17 FRONT ROW' tleft to rightj: R. F. Donnelly. F. A. Futia, C. A. Drager tSection Leaderj, Ll. A. H. Crowley, Lt. -1. L. Hammen, B. B. De Turck, R. J. Dietrich, j. Dombroski. MIDDLE ROW: F. P. Ewaskewicz,-1. H. Etten, tj. F. Doherty, H. G. Doll, L. V. DeCiantis, H. R. De Silva, R. C. Gilbo, L. M. Gageant, L. Gcrig. BACK ROW: A. M. Fiore, C. A. Gleason, P. Cclazin, L. W. Easton, C. F. French, R. O'Brien, G. S. Dickman, W. G. Ester, E. l.. Dohaj. DE SILVA, H. R. - Age 18. Deep sea fishing, swimming and flying are "De's" main diversions. Enlisting at Boston, Mass., plan. 23, 1943, he was shipped to Newport, where he survived the hard- ships of basic training with Co. 969, Newport. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. De Silva of 147 Commercial St., Provincetown, Cape Cod, Mass. DE CIANTIS, LOUIS V.-Age 18. "Gee" worked in a bowling alley prior to his enlistment. at Brook- lyn, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1942, and his incarceration at the Newport boot brig with Co. 447. The son of Mrs. Concetta De Ciantis of 1620 E. 52 St., Brooklyn, N. Y., he is a fanatic on football. He aspires to be- come a gunner on a T.B.M. DE TURCK, BRUCE B.-Age 26. "Duke" did at Allentown, Pa., Feb. 2, 1943, and learned all the angles with Co. 471, Sampson. Prior to his enlist- ment, he was a topper at the Berkshire Knitting Mills at his home town, Reading, Pa. The son of Mr. and the late Mrs. 1'Villiam De Turck, he formerly lived at 1020 Buttonwood St., Reading, Pa. DICKMAN, GEORGE S.--Age 20. George learned the ropes at Newport with Co. 447 alter his error at Brooklyn in December, 1942. The prodigy of Mr. and Mrs. George Dickman of 188 Park Place, Irving- ton, N. he previously toiled for the 1Vestern Elec- tric Co. He has a mania for women and demerits, but seems to have more luck with the latter. 1 DIETRICH, RICHARD - Age 18. In the pre-fracas days, "Dick" worked at the Springfield Armory. The wayward waif of Mr. and Mrs. R. -1. Dietrich of 76 Shattuck St., Springfield, Mass., he enlisted at his home town, Alan. 26, 1943, and was initiated with Co. 452, Newport. Ice skating, hunting and fishing are his favorite peacetime pursuits. DOHERTY, JOHN F. - Age 21. From 20 Camp St., Cambridge, Mass., 'fDooharty" is the lout of Mr. and Mrs. James Doherty, and an erstwhile employee of the Boston Navy Yard. He chucked it all at Bos- ton, Dcc. 15. 1942, subsequently undergoing indoc- trination at Newport with Co. 1029. He would like to fly home for a 30-day leave, fast. DOMBROXVSK1, -I.-Age 20. From 256 Lake Ave., Buffalo, N. Y., fl. is the scion of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dombrowski. He signed on the dotted line at Buffalo Feb. 5, 1943, and was railroaded to the Sampson boot establishment for basic torture with Co. 123. He was employed by Vega 84 Lockheed Air- craft Co. prior to his enlistment.. DONNELLY, ROBERT F. - Age 19. The son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Donnelly of 2101 18 St., Altoona, Pa., "Bob" joined up there in February, 1943, and endured preliminary training at Sampson with Co. 123. ln civilian life, he was a trucker helper, and spent most of his leisure time loafing. His one and only ambition is to get back to Altoona. iv

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