Naval Air Training - Yearbook (Memphis, TN)

 - Class of 1942

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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 homesick. .jr 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- buretors. 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- bition. 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 7 TTY 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 mech. 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. lJ



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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 duration durates. 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 jockey. 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 little lady. 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 citv. 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. 1 .J

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