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Page 29 text:
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. '
Page 28 text:
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.
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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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