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Page 24 text:
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
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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,
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.
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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.
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.
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