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KV 5 D 1
SECTION G OF CLASS M-17
FRONT ROYV Qleft to rightj:
R. N. Riegert, H. Schafenberg
J. L. Hammen, 'W. C. Serra, C.
' 'II J. Quinlan.
MIDDLE ROYV: Romanovitch, L. G. Rawding, F. A.
Soukup, M. I. Smith, W. J. Sheridan, K. YV. Rawson, D. C.
Smilh, E. Pietrak, P. G. Youngs.
R. F. Smith, D. C. Rose,
QSection Leaderj, Lt.
A. Rogge, Jr., R. D. Rice,
BACK ROYN: R. I. Ruth. A. A. Rowe, P. G. Scott, YV. A. Sieger,
R. C. Specht. N. B. Ryland. J. Sawyer, III, J. Richwine, H. E.
Reichert, R. J. Savoy.
PIETRAK, JOHN EDWARD - Age 25. "Pet-
cock" is a former resident of Albany, N. Y. He made
his error at his home town Dec. 9, 1942, and sub-
sequently trained at Newport as a charter member
of Co. 440. Formerly employed by the XfVatervliet
Arsenal, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fellicks Pie-
trak of 200 Stow Ave. To become a Naval air pilot
his end and aim.
QUINLAN, THOMAS JOSEPH - Age 18. In
more tranquil times an inhabitant of Saugus, Mass.,
"Dago" signed away his liberty at Boston, Jan. 27,
1943, and wound up at the Newport boot bastile
where he bunked with Co. 1026, while taking his
indoctrination. He is the dimpled cheeked son ol
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Quinlan of 103 Basswood
Ave. He is an ex-gentleman ol' very little employment.
RAVVDING, LESLIE G., - Age 23. Pre-
viously employed as a Civil Service worker, "MuIti'1
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Rawding of 22 Hutch-
ingson Road, Arlington, Mass. He yielded to the im-
pulse at Boston, Mass., Jan. 28, 1943, and devoured
his first Navy victuals at Newport as an inmate ol
Co. 1026. Sailing the briny blue is his hobby. He's
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.
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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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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.
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