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PRESENTED BY 
CLASS 43-H 










CONTACT STAFF 

AGO. R.WILSON EDITOR 

A'CN. W. DUFFIN ASSOCIATE EDITOR 

AC L. C. STRADER CARTOONIST 

AC J. O. BURGESS ARTIST 

LT. ROY D. COOPER ADVISOR 

RFC. MOORE PHOTOGRAPHER 




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So you want the inside dope on Primary, eh? O.K., just follow the 
pages of this book and you'll find out. I'm going to show you pictures of 
the people I've met and the things I've done and will give you all the 
inside information that will get by the censor. 

When I first stepped off the train, I saw so many planes and hangars 
that I thought maybe we were going to live in the hangars so we could 
watch the mechanics work on the plane, but no, we were grouped into 
two bunches they called the squadrons which were then split up into 
two more groups called flights. We were marched to our cabins and 
were given the idea that this place was a country club where you learned 
to fly between drinks — My, my, what false impressions you can make 
about a place. 

Following the "bedding down," our indoctrination began. We 
sweated for hours in the mess hall while the "big guns" threw a lot of big 
words at us and then filled out questionnaires that make an income tax 
report look like a grade school kid's quiz game. 

After a couple of days of this, we were marched to the flight line 
where we were introduced to our instructors, who in turn introduced us 
to the planes we were to fly. 

First, I want you to meet the "old man", er, ah, I mean .... 




MAJOR WILLIAM I. FERNALD 



Ccmmcaifmg O/J/^ea. 



Attended Primary at Randolph Field in 1934 and grad- 
uated from Advanced at Kelly Field in 1935. He flew for 
.the Army for five years. Was attached to the 4th Observa- 
tion Squadron in Hawaii for one year. When he was relieved 
from active duty in 1940, he instructed at Oxnard for two 
years. Upon recall to duty in 1942, he was sent to Hemet 
as Commanding Officer where his personality has endeared 
him to every Cadet to enter Ryan. His greatest thrill comes 
when a former student of his receives a decoration in combat. 




LT. WALKER P. MULLEN 



Common A.iu(it 



A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he attended Georgia 
Military Academy. He furthered his education at Emory 
University and the University of Arizona, majoring in busi- 
ness administration. After college, he began his career with 
the New York Stock Exchange in the Beverly hHills branch. 
While there, he became acquainted with quite a few of the 
nation's leading movie stars. Lt. Mullen dislikes administering 
disciplinary action and likes to see Cadets get their open 
post. hHis hobbies are surf riding and night clubbing. His 
pet peeve is buying cigarettes for ladies as he doesn't smoke. 



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Capt. Hazelton 

A graduate of the famous Parks Air Col- 
lege, he set out to barnstorm in 1934 and 
was finally captured by Ryan at San Diego, 
hie left there for an instructor course at 
Randolph where he received his wings in 
1940. Came to HHernet when it was a fond- 
ling and has grown with it. hiates low acro- 
batics in spite of his barnstorming days and 
relaxes with his garden after hours. 



CAPT. BENJAMIN F. HAZELTON 



Capt. Murdock 

A real Ryan product, he started with the 
system at San Diego in 1936 and has never 
been able to tear himself away. Grows a 
victory garden to help out in the war effort 
and to guarantee food on the table, hiates 
Cadets who fly all the way to Temecula on 
check rides. Official statement, "After the 
war, I'm gonna buy a coal mine in good 
'ole Pennsylvania and settle down to keep- 
ing people warm." 




CAPT. VERNER H. MURDOCK 




Capt. Sloan 

Born in Montana, he came to Californja 
for his education. He attended the Army 
and Navy Academy at San Diego where he 
taught the coach how to play football. 
Started flying at Lindberg Field in San Di- 
ego, hias worked for Central American 
governments, but says that nothing can 
beat the good ole' U.S. Was an instructor 
for Ryan before receiving his commission. 
Makes a study of psychology and writes 
poetry in his spare time. 



CAPT. WILLIAK^P. SLOAN 



Lt. Mohler 

Born in Puerto Rico with a natural yen 
for traveling, he has been all over the con- 
tinent of North America and officially 
states that, "It's worth saving." Started 
his flying career with the Army at Tulare, 
graduated from Advanced at Mather then 
went to Merced and Oxnard as a Basic 
instructor. Came to Ryan as Air Corps 
Supervisor in October, 1942. 





LT. CHARLES F. MOHLER 



LT. L. B. CASTRO 



Lt. Castro 

A native son, he swears that California 
never has over seven rainy days each week 
and his being an ex-wrestler makes us very 
passive on the subject. He flew with the 
Navy until January of '42 and then took the 
R.A.F. refresher course at Mather Field. 
Has had primary and secondary training 
with C.P.T. and came to Ryan with 43-H to 
join the Ryan Washer Women's Club. Likes 
hunting but runs shy of spiders. 



Headqu/ntm 




LT. KARL F. KOENIG 



Lt. Hutchinson 

Born in Lubock, Texas and being a pre- 
cocious child, decided that what his home 
town needed most was a good doctor, and 
therefore set out on a medical career. He 
attended Tulane University and then re- 
turned to the old homestead only to be 
grabbed up by the Army. Collects pipes 
during his spare time, much to the horror 
of his wife. Says that he dislikes nothing but 
likes to cut on Cadets. 



Lt. Koenig 

A graduate of the University of California, 
came to Ryan on October I , I 942, as assist- 
ant to Capt. Sather. He began his duties 
as Adjutant on January 30, 1943. Prior to 
his call to active duty, Lt. Koenig worked 
with the Bank of America for twelve years. 
He is married and has two children, both 
girls, whom he claims Q,\e his only hobbles. 




LT. B. B. HUTCHINSON 




LT. L J. BREATHOUR 



L+. Williams 

A new officer here, hails from the "Lone 
Star State", and from the city of Fort 
Worth. \-\e was stationed at Lubbock Fly- 
ing School for ten months before entering 
Officer Candidate School at Miami, Flori- 
da, where he graduated in March of '43. 
Oh, yes! I'm sorry, gals, but he is married 
and lives in San Jacinto. hHIs hobby Is sports 
of all kinds and especially golf. 



Lt. Breathour 

A corn husker from Kansas or Nebraska, 
we don't exactly know which, he had rather 
husk forty bushels of corn than read one 
Army Regulation. Was taken from his prac- 
tice in Junction, Kansas, by the Army in 
August of '42 and sent to Santa Ana and 
later, to Ryan, where he hopes to remain 
for the duration but not plus six months. 




LT. JAMES W. WILLIAMS 




LT. CARL C. REEDY 



Lt. Reedy 

Won a college education at Emory and 
hienry College In Virginia by his football 
prowess. After graduation, he taught and 
coached football and basketball for five 
years. Enlisted in Air Corps February 8, 
194! , at the time of the National Emergen- 
cy, hie attended Air Corps Technical School 
in Denver, Colorado. Was sent to Wichita 
Falls, Texas, where he remained for eigh- 
teen months. Was transferred to Miami, 
Florida, for Officer Candidate School. 
From there he was sent to Henriet and has 
served here since January 20, 1943. Any 
kind of sports Is Lt. Reedy's hobby. 







LT. WINSTON E. FLOOD 

Is the Post Supply and Supervisor of Maintenance Officer. He at- 
tended the University of Califorrnia where he studied Electrical Engi- 
neering. Lt. Flood is married and has one child, but he says "the family 
is getting bigger." He likes "lots of offices and gals to work in them." 
Also hopes that overseas duty will call him soon. 



AIR DEPOT DETACHMENT 




STANDING, left to right — Louis Vv'eaver, Billie Nalley, Clara Bass, Dorothy McBurney, Francis Henninger, Francis Preston, Vesta Smouse, 
Virginia Clugston. Vinnie Wible, Rosalie Schunann, Ralph Henson. SEATED — Baggett Wood, Emmaline Oliverson, Elizabeth Strum, Fay Gibbs, 
Helen Strahl. Ethel Williams, Clarence Henninger. 




PAUL WILCOX 



A real pioneer of flying, he be.gan his career in 1928 as a 
commercial pilot for the Ryan company, hie then went to Con- 
tinental Motors as a demonstrator for their products covering 
England and the U. S. Later he defied the connection currents 
as a glider test pilot but soon became tired of this and returned 
to the Ryan School in 1935 at which time he took over the job 
of testing all Ryan made airplanes, hie gave up the test work 
in 1939 and was appointed director of flying at the hiemet school. 

Says his hobby is hunting and fishing with capital letters. 




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LT. ROY D. COOPER 



Although a native Californian, he attended 
the College of the Pacific where he majored in 
Physical Education, hie came to Ryan as a civil- 
ian instructor and was sent to Officers Candi- 
date School at Miami Beach in June of 1942, 
where he received his commission, hie then re- 
turned to Ryan and his duties as Director of 
Physical Training. 

Quote, I have to listen to music to calm my- 
self after siclc call. 



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CROSS COUMTIOf 
"OPEM POST" 



It is my good fortune to have had the op- 
portunity of seeing a great number of classes 
matriculate from this school, and since "way 
back when" there has been a number of develop- 
ments in this comparatively new phase of pilot 
training. Outstanding is that the pilot trainee 
believes in this phase of his training; he knows 
that flying demands a sound body. Class 43-hH 
is high in this spirit. 

ROY D. COOPER, 
1st Lieut., Air Corps, 
Physical Training Director. 




"ACTION" 





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Has 3300 hours' time on all types of planes. 
He started as an instructor in the first class at Ran- 
dolph Field. He has been flying for eleven years. 
He grew up with Hemet's school, here. His hobby 
is dogs and he hates to have any Cadet show poor 
judgment in his checks. 



RICHARD HUFFMAN 





DEAN LAKE 
"A" Flight 



LES MERGENTHAL 
"B" Flight 



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A" FLIGHT 



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TOP ROW, left to right — J. C. Rinehart, J. M. Mamuzich, H. L. Bowen, L. A. Stater, C. W. Dunker, L F. Roelhel, 
M. G. McGuire. BOTTON ROW— J. S. Gaddis, C. D. Fairbanks, S. L Newton, W. H. Kopeinig, R. L. Quinn, 
R. C. Schumann. 



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B" FLIGHT 




TOP ROW, left to right— R. M. Lundgren, W. C. Van Hod, E. L. Neal, J. S. Wallace, P. Bala, W. D. McLean. 
BOTTOM ROW— H. J. Zamora, K. D. Moore. D. W. Brook,Tieyer, E. W. Kinzel, L. M. Venable, E. V. Sheely, K. W. Saupp. 




BARNES, HARRY D. 
Orlando, Florida 



BOLTZ, GERALD C. 
Annvllle. Pennsylvania 



BROUILLARD, R. V. 
Brockton, Massachusetts 



CONPENELIS. ROBERT P. 
Sloan, New York 



DeVINE, KARL E. 
Ferrlsburg, Vermont 



DUNN, JOHN R., JR. 
Springfield, Tennessee 



HARGROVE, WILLIAM C. 
Waynesboro, Georgia 



HOLCOMBE, DEWEY R. 
Avon, New York 



LEPREE, MICHAEL J. 
Newark, New Jersey 



McCALLUM, JAMES A. 
Caldwell, Idaho 



MOODY, WARREN S. 
Tupper Lake, New York 



PAUL. HERBERT J. 
Woodland, California 



PFEIFFER, EDWARD G. JR. 
St. Louis, Missouri 



PUPACKO, ALEXANDER 
Maspeth, L. I., New York 



QUIRING, OTTO A. 
Wenatchee, Washington 



RAINES, MARION F., Ill 
Lynbroolt, L. I., New York 



RICE, GEORGE J. JR. 
Chicago, Illinois 



SCOTT, JAMES F. 
Penn Yan. New York 



SHABSIS, ZELIG C. 
Brooklyn, New York 



SHOAFF, CHARLES M. 
Charlotte. North Carolina 



STEPHENSON. CLARENCE R. JR. 
Ironton. Ohio 



STEVENS. HENRY J. 
Honeoye Falls, New York 



STRADER, LEROY C. 
Superior, Wisconsin 



MOHLER. CHARLES G. 
Xenia, Ohio 



ALDRICH. DONALD K. 
Eugene, Oregon 



ATKINSON, HERMAN 
Sparks, Nevada 



BEACH. BEN JR. 
Snohomish, Washington 



BURGMAN, ORIN V. 
Port Angeles, Washington 





CARLISLE, ROBERT f. JR. 
Vinemont, Alabama 



CARLSON. ROBERT J. 
Mason City. Washington 



CHRISMAN, JERROLD P. 
Wayland, Michigan 



COATES, DANIEL M. 
Payette, Idaho 



EMPEY, JAMES W. 
Bath, New York 



FRENCH, WAYNE E. 
Conway Springs, Idaho 



GARSON, SHERMAN V. 
Beverly Hills, California 



GIBBS, ROBERT A. 
Belleville, New Jersey 



HARRAH, ROBERT M. 
Indianapolis, Indiana 



HINKEL, HUBERT G. 
Cleveland, Ohio 



HUTCHESON, CHARLES W. 
Clifton Forge, Virginia 



HUTCHISON, JUSTUS 
Millville, Florida 



KESTERSON, ROBERT 

Montesano, Washington 



LAVERY, RICHARD J. 
Port Chester, New York 



MULLENS. HARRY C. 
Pi.ieville, Kentucky 



TJADEN, FRED 1. 
Chicago, Illinois 



TOTTEN, RAYMOND P. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 



TOTTEN, WESLEY V. 
Albany, New York 



TRAVIS, KENNETH H. 
Littlefalls, New York 



TRIMBER, MATTHEW W. 
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 



TYNAN, JAMES A. 
Syracuse, New York 



VOLK, DONALD J. 
Westhaven, Delaware 



WALKER, ELDON L. 
Byron, Wyoming 



WARD, RALPH O. 
Salamanca, New York 



WITZIG, RICHARD B. 
Goodfield. Indiana 



ZOTOLLO, ANTHONY J. 
Brooklyn. New York 






• .IN6FIELD, KEITH D. 

Youngwood, Pennsylvania 

Squadron Caotain 



HOSTEHLER. JOHN E.. JR. 

Nashville, Tennessee 

fH. Lieutenant 



WALKER. ALLEN J., JR. 
Boonville, Missouri 
Squadron Adjutant 



ZAGULA, JULIAN M. 

Chester, West Virginia 

Fit. Lieutenant 




DUFFIN, NICK W. 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Squadron Captain 



BELL, MARVIN T. 

Olcolona, Mississippi 

Fit. Lieutenant 



GREENE. V/INGATE, JR. 
Panama City, Florida 

Cadet Major 



BRESTtCH, DONALD P. 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Squadron Adjutant 



KEATING, THOMAS P., JR. 

Baltb, Maryland 

Fit. Lieutenant 






WAGNER, RUSSELL J. 

New Britain, Connecticut 

Cadet Adjutant 



MULVEY, ROBERT F. 

Lowell, Massachusetts 

Squadron Captain 



KANE, THOMAS F., JR 

Hastings-On-The-Hudson, N. Y. 

Fit. Lieutenant 



STRATE, JOHN P. 

Lot Angeles, Calitornii 

Squadron Adjutant 



STARANICK. NICHOLAS M. 

Hunnbolt, Arizona 

Fit. Lieutenant 




CHRISTIAN, MAX A. 

Ocilla, Georgia 

Squadron Captain 



STREET, V/ILLIAM N. 

Jacltson, Mississippi 

Fit. Lieutenant 



BEARDSLEE, CARL M. 
Elmira, New York 
Squadron Adjutant 



MAXWELL, GLENN M. 

Snoqualmic, Washington 

Fit. Lieutenant 







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A cowboy from Arizona, he started flying in 
'38 in commercial aviation, until 1939, when he 
took an instructor's course at Randolph, thereby 
landing a job with Ryan. Worked his way up from 
instructor to commander of Group II. Dislikes 
Kinner Engines and spends his pleasure hours 
riding horses. 



CHARLES W. EVANS 



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WILLIAM SCHEIFELE 



LEONARD COOPER 



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C" FLIGHT 




TOP ROW, left to right — R. O. Bruner, J. E. Rossi, R. C. Mannagh, J. E. Wright, Chadwick, P. B, Hoffman, A. T. Flick- 
inger. S. D. Rehwald, Show, SITTING— W. Hagberg, J. C. Grady, W. D. Love!!, W, C. Bouck. S. J. Botosh, E. M. Head. 
B. F. Douglas, Art Joel. 



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D" FLIGHT 




TOP ROW, left to right— F. DuBois, F. Albright, H. E. Hawn, J. C. Hawn. W. Taylor, T. Fredrick. L. Moore. BOT- 
TOM ROW— E. Sturdivant, B. Nance, D. Stratton, E. T. DImock, A. Wraske, A. Daniels, J. F. Matthews, J. E. Hart. 




ACKERSON, WILLIAM H. 
Rockland Lake, New York 



ANDERSON. ROBERT D. 
Blackfoot, Idaho 



LEECH, HENRY W. 
Chicago, Illinois 



LESLIE, THOMAS R. 
Detroit, Michigan 



LUST, LAURN L. 
Lancaster, Washington 



McMORROW, N. S. JR. 
Washington, D. C. 



McLaughlin, tandy v. 

Waycross, Georgia 



MATHEWS, WILLIAM G. JR. 
Lynch Station, Virginia 



MOLER, CHARLES G. 
Xenia, Ohio 



MURPHREE, CROCKETT O. 
Only, Tennessee 



PERDUE, LORREN L. 

Montgomery, Alabama 



RAUSCHKOLB, FRANK 
Freewater, Oregon 



ROBERTS, SAMUEL D. 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



ROGERS, THOMAS W., JR. 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 



ROSSMAN, MELVIN E. 
Havre, Montana 



ROWE. RICHARD A. 
Wyoming, New York 



ROZDIL, ANDREW P. 
Bridgeport, Connecticut 



SAPP, DONALD H. 

Birmingham, Illinois 



SAVESKIE, PETER N. 
Kingston, New York 



SKELTON, NORMAN 
Racine, Wisconsin 



SMITH, ROBERT E. 
Spokane, Washington 



SPRAIC, JOHN M. 
Los Angeles, California 



SPEGEL, ZEGMUNT J. 
Millville, New Jersey 



STEPMAN, ALFRED C. 
Fortshaw, Montana 



STONE, EDWARD B. 
Ulster, Pennsylvania 



SUCHMAN, SEYMOUR M. 
Bronx, New York City, N. Y. 



SULLIVAN, FRANCIS L. 
Providence, Rhode Island 



VAN BORTEL, WILLIAM H. 
Rochester, New York 




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VAN DYKEN, HAROLD B. 
Morrlstown. New Jersey 



VENEZIA, NICHOLAS G. 
Bayonne, New Jersey 



VILBERG, JOHN W. 
Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin 



WAKELAND, VERNON E. 
Chicago, Illinois 



WARD, VIRGIL E. 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 



WARDEN, WILLIAM K. 
New York, New York 



WOLCHOCK, STEPHEN 
Brooklyn, New York 



ZBYTNIEWSKI, ADALBERT J. 
Sfevens Point, Wisconsin 



ANDERSON. LAWRENCE 
Madison, South Dakota 



BRODERSON, ROBERT J. 
Herman, Nebraska 



BROWN, JAMES W. 
Staten Island, New York 



CORWIN, ROBERT E. 
St. Paul, Minnesota 



CRNICH, CHARLES A. 
Butte, Montana 



DICKENSON, ARNOLD H. 
Marengo, Iowa 



EDELSTEIN, BERNARD 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 



FAIX. VINCENT 
Glassport. Pennsylvania 



FISHER, JAMES H. 
Lindsay, California 



HERRON, CHESTER E. 
Columbus, Ohio 



HOWE, WILLIAM W. 
Astoria, Oregon 



HUMBLES, ALFRED T. 
Greenville, North Carolina 



JAEGER, ELMER H. 
St. Louis, Missouri 



JOHNSON, GEORGE D. 
Grand Island, Nebraska 



KIRKHAM, JOHN A., Ill 
Baltimore, Maryland 



KRICHLING, WALTER P. 
Trenton, New Jersey 



LEONARD. LEE V. 
Bloomington, Indiana 



MacCLELLAN, ROGER D. 
Allentown, Pennsylvania 



McQueen, raleigh h. 

Shady Valley, Tennessee 



MAZUR, PETER 
Larksville, PennsylvanI, 





OSBORN, MORTON H. 

Baltimore, Maryland 



QUINLAN, HAROLD E. 
Westport, Oregon 



ROSS. RALPH R. 
Doon, Iowa 



SCOTT, JOHN W. 
Penn Yan, New York 



StCARD. EDWARD A. 

Turners Falls, Massachusetts 



STASZAK. STANLEY R. 

Chicago, Illinois 



STIERWALT, LYLE T. 
Lacona, Iowa 



BRODERICK, HERBERT R., JR. 
Arlington, Virginia 




THOS"E "HOT PILOT " SNAPSHOTS 
FOR. THE GIRLFRIENDS BACK 
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Captain — 

MARKHAM. CHARLES H. 

Axer, Massachusetts 



Captain — 

SWANSON. ARTHUR C. 

Eureka, California 



1st Lieut.— 

JOHNSON, SCOTT T. 
Corpus ChrlstI, Texas 



2nd Lieut.— 
PFAUTZ. RAY F. 
LItltz, Pennsylvania 



Warrant Officer — 
GLASS, MARVIN M. 
Blooming Grove, Texas 



2nd Lieut. — 

ANDERSON, MARGUARD 
Clalreton. Pennsylvania 



2nd Lieut. — 

BLACKMAN. EDWARD B. 

Stevenson, Washington 



2nd Lieut. — 

STEELE, JOSEPH S.. IV 

Hastings, Nebraska 



2nd Lieut. — 
WINCKS. ALVIN C. 
Birchtree, Missouri 



2nd Lieut. — 
LOVELADY. ISAAC W. 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 



2nd Lieut. — 
PETERSON, FRANK R. 
Reno, Nevada 



2nd Lieut. — 
PEW. ROBERT C. 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 






PAUL PIERCE 



Small in number but vast in knowledge, 
these few men came from far and wide to 
pass on to the student the fruits of their 
training and experience. Teaching is nearly 
a past time to most of them who make 
their hobbies their most important phase of 
work. They design such weird contraptions 
as plotters for navigation, how to beat the 
gas rationing by owning Baby Bantams, or 
stories of fast "wimmen" and slow "hosses" 
to wake up some Cadet who has passed 
happily into dreamland. 





JAMES KEESEE 




HARRY RAINE 




MORRIS PENNELL 



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LEFT TO RIGHT: Russell Stillwagen, assistant office manager; Roger Brubalcer, 
personnel nnanager; R. Douglas Maw, resident manager; Daryl Smith, office - 
manager. 




TOP ROW, left to right — Vera May Greenleaf, Helen Lockv/ood, Jo Wiltshire, Katherine Stuhr, Virginia Johnson, Wilmo 
Krlbs, Ma/ine McKinley. SECOND ROW— Peggy Smith. Fay Shanldin, Cecelia Sears, Victoria Forbes, Winifred Allred. 
THIRD ROW — Lydc) She waiter. Jean Hopple, Bertha Klemens, Ann Waggoner. 



DISPATCHERS 







HAROLD A. SMITH 
"C" Flight 



JIMMIE PHELPS 
"B" Flight 



WES. CALDWELL 
"Chief" 



HELEN HASLAM 
"D" Flight 



GERTRUDE PARKER 
"A" Flight 



MESS HALL AND CANTEEN STAFF 




FRONT ROW, left to right — Hortense Francis, Lera Tomlin, Isabel higgms, toladys Uudd, taussie Alcorn, Viola Pipkin, Inez Duncan, Marvel 
Hicks. BACK ROW — Bascom J. Avery, Roy Lawson, Minnie Holmes, Harold Barker, Edith Dugan, Charlie Williams, Myrtle Hodge. 
Connie Miller, Nellie Brown, Thomas Walton, Fred Spradlin, Joe McKee, Tinker Wilson. 



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"E" FLIGHT 



43-1 




BOTTOM ROW, left to right — W. R. De Bord, Edward Falvey, Malcolm E. Daniels, Glenn W. Cox, H. B. Collins, Forrest M. Barnes, Ludwig 
F. Diebel, Gerald J. DeAinza, Clyde S. Jolley, Boyd P. Ballemy. Jr , Howard J. Carstensen. Richard R. Calvin, Joseph Althouse, Robert 
Dykerran. SECOND ROW — Albert B. Cooksey, Edward Amspoker, Edward F. Euphrat, John R. Eichar, Herbert W. Burns, Jr., Mark S. Bricco, 
David E. Cadmus, Loren T. Cornish, J. E. Botkin, L. Cabrera, Jr., R. R. Chastain, Harold D. Burkhard, L. E. Evans, H. E. Block, E. R. Fer- 
guson, Dean O. Anderson. THIRD ROW— Leighton D. DeMent, R. C. Barlow, F. W. Harris. John G. Booth, Harold E. Buck, David L. Brede- 
son, Bruce E. Alexander, H. H. Bell, Jr., J. J. Duncan. D. F, Copley, A. B. Christian, F. F. Cobery. B. J. Drake, J. E. DiTrapani, Philip 
L. Crum. FOURTH ROW — Ora Castrup. Stanley Ellis, H. F. Dexter, Phillip A. Chase, John A. Cassidy, John B. Brinegar, Lawrence 
B. Assell. W. B. Brodnax. T. D. Cahill. John A. Blumenberg. John Blmemijler. 



■F" FLIGHT 




BOTTOM ROW, left to right — Joe Foster, Robert B. Gaver, Bill J. Fox, James G. Hannon, K. B. Kirkwood. James M. Mounts, F. S. 
Lewis, Bart Glickman, Guy M. Keer, James T. Hennessy. Guy Halferty. Eldridge H. Huber. SECOND ROW — James W. Jones, Willie 
Long, James L. Fournier, Edward Hafer, Warren S. Krushat, Robert V. Healy, Wayne K. Knutlla, Byron R. Kalin, J, Reece Lewis, Leiand 
Fisher. Varner B. Guthrey, Alma R. Flake. THIRD ROW — J. W. Loftus. Jr.. Claud Graham, John D. King. Robert D. Hemingway, Wallace 
J. Jarman, R. M. Harris, Leonard J. Marciniak, August L. Judkins, Robert P. Gormly, Dean J. Hill, John W. May, Orval N. Graham. Stanley 
B. Gerry. FOURTH ROW— Jack W. Gazzale, Robert W. Lehner. W. H. Goddard, Edward E. Kubiak, Edward J. Kenny, J. C. Gary, 
W. H. Helbush, R. T. Kahn, L. E. Meinken, D. G. MacDowell, Neil S. Holbrook. 



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"G" FLIGHT 



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FIRST ROW, left to right — Ernest A. Nappo, Delmar Estes, Marl< A. Pink, Jack O. Brodhacker, James K. Chesslngton, Morris K. Moskow, 
Russel W. Porter W. W. Reid, Blaine B. Peterson, N. D. Reisman, Al Prehn, Thonnas Grapengeter, Glen L. Ferguson, Wayne C. Miller. 
SECOND ROW — Isidore Novick, James K. Murphy, John P. Neu, Robert C. Pierce, Ernest C. Oz, Wayne K. OIney, Harr/ Peters, George 
V. Pramstaller, William O. Pieper, Walter R. Nelson. Jay Ossiander Andrew Franko, Kenneth B. Kai-Kee. THIRD ROW— Matthew Karcich, 
Marion L. Mifflin, Joe Myers. John R. O'Brien. Kenneth K. Kett, Carl Reistad, Irwin Offil, William Rees, Oliver M. Owens, Lionel O. Park, 
Ira B. Corpening, John E. Piper. FOURTH ROW— Charles C. Morrison, Kenneth F. Otto, Albert R. O'Donnell, Dale M. Neeb, Ellis J. 
Polland, Irwin Fuchs, James Roewert, Paul E. Norton, Handley H. Dickinson, Michael H. O'Rourke. 



'H" FLIGHT 




FIRST ROW, left to right— J. S. Wynne, G. H. Peterson, J. H. McEver, R. K. Wilson, J. B. Meyers, C. D. Wire, S. R. Williams, M. W. 
Stokey, F. A. Richter, t. L Hobbs, R. L. Wheeler, G. C. Potter, F. W. Peterson. SECOND ROW— J. M. Conlon, R. W. Russell, C. H. 
Ragsdale, F. W. Weimer, W. W. Rose, J. T. Rademacher, M. E. Nussman, J. B. Liljedahl, W. A. Smith, S. B. Rompel, J. Row, C. A. Riley, 
R. J. Sherman. C. A. Tavener. THIRD ROW— W. C. Spomer, R. H. Reeves, H. S. Thomas, H. Rehme, M. R. Monsarrat, T. C. McCarthy, 
W. O. Scott. C. Thompson, C. K. Stromberg, H. U. Simpson, E. L Stuart, R. L Reusche, E. R. Roby, R. E. Ritchel. FOURTH ROW— R. L. 
Hoagland, Jr., R. E. Rice, S. J, Reilly, L. R. Roediger, R. Reis, L A. Smith, J. H. Webber, H. L. Warren, J. C. Watson, L Walch, 
R. R. Reed, C. W. Turner. 



CIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL 




FIRST ROW, left to right — Ruth Molltor, Annabel! Hougard, Madena Anderson, Mary Jo Tate, Helen Anderson, Mary Swindell, Virginia 
Ferrell. SECOND ROW — Pvt. Lee Roy Gomer, Gloria Gomer, Pvt. Lauro J. Neri, Maxine Morris, Eugene Neef, Jane Hawley, Hazel Neef, 
Dorothy Lloyd, Gare Willianns, Marjorie Reed, NaVada Adams, Miriam Larson, Doris Hanson, Pvt. Dale Ames, Sgt. Charles Seiden. 






OCULAR RIDE" 







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TO... 



any Cadet who rolls out at 5:15, cocks one 
eye at the weather, then proclaims, "God, but 
it's tired out this morning! 

We quoteth this Cadet — it being the custom 
to quoteth in order to keep off the head of 
his List. 

"So I'm tired — so I'm always tired. Twenty- 
six hours a day they heckle me. Yeah, that's 
right — we have two extra hours in a day out 
here at Ryan. After all, nature demands a cer- 
tain amount of time. 

"Did you ever do Pylon Eights around a bed 
post? That's me. I used to go to sleep with the 
buzz of traffic in my ear. Now it's the buzz of a 
PT-22. I wake up in a cold sweat, clutching the 
sheets, shoving my feet through the walls. Bro- 
ther, that ain't no nightmare! That's a recovery 
from an accidental spin! 



"In ground school I'm all hepped up about 
manifold pressure. I mull mixtures until I'm mad. 
I study controllable pitch props and learn the 
how and why better than my own name. Then 
I go out to the line and get in my ship. There 
ain't no manifold pressure gage, the mixture 
control is wired down so you can't use it, and 
the prop is a chunk of wild oak that's likely to 
turn over and bat your brains out if you get with- 
in three feet of it. 

"But it's a nice day out at Ryan, and when 
you've finished it and you're lying awake rest- 
less with insomnia, you feel that you're Just that 
much closer to the Tarnished Silver. We may be 
tired physically but we're not tired of living — 
in the manner we're used to. If our blouses fit 
tight across our chests, it's not because we're 
athletes. It's because we're a little proud — 
and a little aware of the game we're playing. 
But take it from us, we're out to win it-" 



C C N T AC T 



43-1 



FIFTH ARMY AIR 
FORCE FLYING 
TRAINING 

DETACHMENT 

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RYAN SCHOOL OF 
AERONAUTICS 
HEMET, CALIF. 
MAY : : : 1943 




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DEDICATION 



Somewhere out on the mat a plane is warming up for takeoff, the 
sound of Its engine Is like the cry of one lonesome for the taste of the 
wind and the feel of the clouds. 

Old Glory lowers her head and gently weeps in the stillness of the 
air. Fler bright folds hang motionless as she seems to cling to the 
white pole for comfort. All Is quiet. 

Cadets stand at attention, their hands raised in salute. 

We'll see Irv Offlll again someday. We'll feel the pressure of his 
finger on our triggers — out over the Aleutians or Guadalcanal, hie'll 
be beside us on our bombing runs over Berlin and Rome. 

The plane out on the mat races down the runway. Slowly It lifts 
into the clouds — and we watch as It disappears over the mountains 
to the west. 





Reoeilie ... THE DAY BEGINS 



We musf be quiet, ever so quief. 

Lest we wal<e up the sleeping Kay-dets. 

So tip-toe out softly, tor your morn cup of coffee. 

And yell. "Where the hell did you guys put my pants!" 

And my hat! And my shirt and tie! Gimme, you goon! Gimme — 
Oh, Oh! There she blows! On the double! 

Take an arm, add a body, throw in a leg, maybe two, and yoj 
have a Cadet hitting the line for reveille. He's carrying his luggage 
under his eyes and his wardrobe under his arm. He's yelling or 
murmuring or maybe sobbing some plaintive lament about buglers 
and reveilles and the Army in general. 

But reveille formations only last so long. Some- 
body says "Fall out!" and you grabsomebody to 
keep him from falling over. 

Now it's back to the cabin and the beginning 
of the second round. Who's gonna shave first? 
You? Do you think so? Kay-det, do you really 
honest to God think so? Five men can't get 
Into one bathroom at once, and as you pick your- 
self up out of the tub you've definitely changed 
your mind. hHow about sweeping the floor? You 
look at it. It goes under the beds, under the bu- 
reaus' — and under your feet. It's wide and long 
and anyhow if you let it go long enough some- 



body else is bound to take the hook. You empty 
the ash trays and sit down to smoke a cigarette. 
Please, don't ask what happens to the ashes. If 
you look the other way and flick them it eases 
the conscience. 

But you're not a lost soul. You don't have to 
wait for mountains to come to you. They're damn- 
ed stationary out here, anyhow. If you have 
business worries, financial difficulties (?) flying 
problems, platinum perplexities (Initials V. L.) 
or you've Just plain got yourself into a mess of 
trouble, ther are capable, efficient officers to 
pull you out of your quandry — or put you in 
deeper. But you swear by them, though, because 
you remember a lot of swell open posts, and if 
you don't remember them you're a case for a 
psychiatrist not a flight instructor. 

So, if you'll go to the next page — come on, 
please, you won't soil it — we'll begin introduc- 
tions. 

We, the Cadets of Ryan Field, take greal 
pleasure in presenting .... 




MAJOR WILLIAM I. FERNALD . . . 

who is Commanding Officer of the post and who commands a 
lot of respect due to a personality that makes many a cadet say, 
Now there's a flying officer for you!" 

The Major tried his wings at Randolph Primary In 1934 and 
pinned them on at Kelly in 1935. For five years he's been proving 
that Army flying gets you just as high up In the air as civilian 
flying — if not a little higher. He spent 365 days with the 4th 
Observation Squadron In hHawali. Rumor has it he also spent many 
a pass with many a lass and who wouldn't If we were in Hawaii? 
Grass skirts and jingle jangle relieve the mind of many a tangle. 

1940 saw him relieved of active duty and instructing at 
Oxnard. He says it's nice out there but much nicer here. They 
call their morning weather fog. We call It overcast — and pull our 
head down out of it so we can see to crawl back to the Ready Room. 

In 1942, upon recall to active duty, he was sent to Ryan as 
Commanding Officer. And here's a tip, fellows. If you really want 
lo make the Major proud, hoist yourself through Basic and Advanced, 
get out and take a slap at a Jap and pick up a decoration. 

Pardon the Interruption a moment, but a largish dog Jnst ran 
through the office. Well, If It Isn't Colonel Rocket O'Toole! Where's 
your master, Rocket? Outside? O.K., let's go see him. And we'd 
like you to meet him , . . 



LT. WALKER P. MULLEN . . . 

Commandant of Cadets, who Is a native 
of Atlanta, Georgia. No, son, there ari 
no Indians In Georgia, and when we 
say native we mean the lieutenant was 
born there. He attended a military 
academy of the same name, and laid 
the foundation for a career with the 
New orit Stoct Exchange at Emory Uni- 
versity and the University of Arizona. 
Beverly Hills— -that gentle suburb of 
Hollywood— was where Lieutenant Mul- 
len pursued his business. When In Bev- 
erly Hills do as the Beberly Hillians do 
— and so the lieutenant became acquaint- 
ed with some of the nation's leading 
movie stars. Which Is easy to under- 
stand, because Lieutenant Mullen has 
that type of personality that makes him 
well-lilted by everyone. 

He definitely goes for surf riding and 
doesn't mind a table In a place where 
the lights are low and you can get a 
soft drinit If you try hard. He also has a 
pet peeve which we're not mentioning. 

Where does Colonel Rocket O'Toole 
come In, you ask? He comes in any 
place the Lieutenant does. 

But on to Basic — and also on to the 
next page where we have , . . 




COMMANDING OFFICER 
COMMANDANT OF CADETS 




STAFF 




CAPT. B. A. PEETERS 
LT. KARL F. KOENIG 




CAPT. ARTHUR Is a new officer, in charge of the Army Supply Depot. 
He is so busy supplying — take note you H.P.'s who are continually wiping 
your goggles on the cement floor — that we arn't able to get much infor- 
mation about his past activities. We feel quite assured, however, that 
if it's leather jackets that are needed, there'll be leather jackets. 

CAPT. PEETERS, Intelligence and Public Relations Officer, just recently 
returned from Commandant's School at Randolph Field, Texas. Have 
you seen the additional silver on the shoulder? Well, that was the result 
of the trip. Capt. Peeters was formerly Commandant of Cadets. He 
reported for duty at Hemet in June of 1942. 

LIEUT. KOENIG, who is a grad of the University of California and has 
been with Ryan since October of 1942. He is married and has two children 
which sure makes him alright by us. Prior to his call to active duty, he was 
with the Bank of America for twelve years. 

LIEUT. WILLIAMS, from the very, very "Lone Star State ", graduated from 
Officer Candidate School at Miami in March of 1943. Previously he was 
ten months with Lubbock Flying School. He Is married — to his wife and 
golf. They both live In San Jacinto. 

LIEUT. REEDY won a college education at Emory and Henry College and 
also quite a few football games, we understand. He coached that and 
basketball for five years. After attending Air Corps Technical School In 
Denver he was sent to Miami where he received his commission. Came 
to Ryan on the 20th of the first month of 1943. 




LT. JAMES W.WILLIAMS 
LT. CARL C. REEDY 





PAUL WILCOX, Director of Flying 



Mr. Wilcox was flying 'em way back when a 
ground loop was considered a satisfactory meth- 
od of turning your plane around to see where 
you'd been. He went commercial in 1928, work- 
ing for the Ryan company. Continental Motors 
claimed him as a demonstrator for their prod- 
ucts. Both he and the products covered the U. 
S. and England. Later he became a glider test 
pilot, but missing the gag of gasoline, returned 
to Ryan in 1935. Four years later he was appoint- 
ed director of flying at the Hemet School. 

Likes to hunt and likes to fish — particularly 
for cadets who stunt low to prove the value of 
life insurance. 



TRIBUTE 



Our Instructor is a man admired 

In this big scrap for right. 
He teaches fledgings all his skill, 

And sends them on to fight. . 

He'll never feel the thunderous roar 

Of warbirds singing high; 
Or hear the chatter of the guns 

. That cause his foe's last sigh- ' . '. 

He .stays behind, to train the men, • 

. But wishes he were there. 
Instead, his heart with men he's trained, 
Is carried on for e're. 

And though he thinks, with saddened heart. 
That he's not done his share. 

We know that he's found tried and true 

By Him, above, up there. ^ 

We're proud of our instructor, for 
He's helped to win this war. 

He's sent simself to battle skies ■ 
A hundred fold or more. 

. 1st Lt. Howard L Davis. 




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RICHEY HUFF^vlAN 
Srp. I Commander 

C. W. EVANS 
Grp. 2 Commander 



WE KEPT 'EM 



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You — yes, you, mister — are here for one pur- 
pose, and that's to fly. Let's not carry on about 
the pleasantries of Open Post or the advantages 
of driving a tank in the Armored Division. Let's 
just hike ourselves over to the Flight Line, check 
out a chute, and start a-hauntin' the tube. 

And you might convoy a ship or two, also. 
Not that any of us aren't capable of parking our 
own ships. But did you ever clip a cowling or 
peel off a pitot? Now you see the reason for this 
convoy business, don't you? Good, when you 
get time, explain it to us. 

The Flight Line has become an institution. 

It's a marriage between necessity and com- 
mon sense. It's necessary to keep the boys on the 
line because common sense tells you they'll be 
in the canteen if you don't. 

You learn a lot out there. Primarily you learn 
to fiv- That's worthwhile, since you've spent four 
months in Wee Santa by the Ana sweating out 
the Great Day. But among other things you learn 



that patience is a virtue — and Pat is the name 
of the nice lady up in the Control Tower. You 
want a ship — you want a PT-22 with all the desire 
and craving in you — but you've got to wait until 
the guy who took the ship up brings it down! We 
l-nnw — there's room for doubt. WIl' he get back 
on time? Will he make a forced landing? Will he 
hit the silk? No need for you to hit the ceiling. If 
you only get in an hour today you'll get three to- 
morrow — providing the weather clears, and that's 
a happy thought. And there's lots of hangar fly- 
ing to be done. hHowever, a word of caution 
here. We know a certain mister who put his arm 
into a corkscrew twist doing continuous slow rolls 
at 245 airspeed. At least get down to 125 where 
you belong. 

If you're up for an Army check (and what fool 
isn't at sometime or another?) you're bound to 
make the acquaintance of an Army check pilot. 
That's pure logic — and so getting away from 
nonsense and back to logic, we are very happy to 
introduce to you . . . 



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CAPT. B. F. HAZELTON 



CAPT. VERN H. MURDOCK 




rLyiNS 
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CAPT. WM. P. SLOAN 



LT. L. B. CASTRO 



LT. CHAS. MOHLER 





SQUADRON 2 



J. C. KUMLER 

'A' Flight Commander 




A. C. CHASE 

'B' Flight Commander 



Top Row: Vaughn Kearns. 
Morris Roberts, Arthur Mur- 
phy, Ervln Ovick, Robert 
Lindquist, Lloyd Yost, Les- 
ter Stone. 

Bottom Row: Alex hlyde, 
George Bosley, Donald 
Garner, Thonnas Lovell, 
Maurice Solt, Frank Hut- 
chins, James Fette. 




Top Row: Millard Davis. 
Thomas Wender, Donald 
Ankrum, Edmund Nicolas 
Ray Porter, David BeUz, 
Wilfred Stearns. 
Bottom Row: Robert Miller, 
Harold Clark, William Gra- 
ton, James Travis, Isaac 
Hayes, William Diehl, Ivan 
Kinn 




1st LT. ROBERT G. CHUTE 1st LT. HOWARD I. DAVIS 2nd LT. GREEN M. WADSWORTH, C.W.O. ORVILLE A. MICHELSON 

Hayword. California; Sheet Metal Los Angeles, California: Aircrift JR.; Montgonnery, Alabama; Infan- Rifle, Colorado; Mens' Clothing 

Worker; C.A.C. Anti-aircraft; Hay- Supply; U.S. Marine Corps and try, U.S. Arnny; Sidney Lanier High Salesman; Infantry and Air Corps, 

ward High School and San Jose Infantry, U.S. Army; Belmont and School and University of Alabama; U.S. Army; Rifle Union High 

State College; 22. San Diego High School; 26. 24. School; 23. 




First Row — 

JOSEPH ALTHOUSE; Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia; Salesman; Roosevelt High School 
and Los Angeles City College; 26. 

E. CRAIG AMSPOKER; Long Beach, 
California; Telegraph Branch Manager; 
Long Beach Polytechnic; 25. 

DEAN O. ANDERSON; Bagley, Minne- 
sota; Salesman; Coast Artillery; Bagley 
High School and French College of 
Business: 25. 



Second Row — 

LAWRENCE B. ASSELL; Los Angeles, 
California; Loyola High School and 
Loyola University; 21. 

HOWARD H. BELL; Bakersfield, Cali- 
fornia; Petroleum Engineer; Taft Union 
High School and Stanford University; 27. 

BERTRAM B. BETTS; San Diego, Cali- 
fornia; Clerk; Herbert Hoover High 
School and San Diego State College: 19. 



Third Row- 
jack A. BIMEMILLER; Newark, Cali- 
fornia; Laboratory Technician; Washing- 
ton High School, Centerville, Califor- 
nia: 22. 

JOHN G. BOOTH: Berkeley. California; 
Aeronautical Supply; Berkeley High 
School and International Accountants' 
Society: 27, 

JOHN E. BOTKIN; Exeter, California; 
Rancher; Exeter High School annd Cali- 
fornia Aggies; 22. 




Third Row — 

I f^ONARD CABRERA. JR.; Los Angeles. 
California; Forestry Service; University 
Hiqh School, Los Angeles; 21. 

DAVID E. CADMUS; Parsons, Kansas; 
Aircraft Worker; Parsons Senior High 
School and Parsons Junior College; 24. 

RICHARD R. CALVIN; Oakland, Cali- 
fornia; Accountant; Paseo High School. 
Kansas City, Missouri; 23. 

Fourth Row — 

HOWARD J. CARSTENSEN; Los An- 
geles, California; Cashier; U.S.N. Re- 
serve; Ha rlen High School and Los 

Angeles City College; 27. 

JOHN H. CASSIDY; Los Angeles. Cali- 
fornia; Actor; Hamilton High School, 
Los Angeles; 23. 

ORA CASTRUP; Hollywood. California: 
Elgin High School. Illinois and Univer- 
siiy of Washington; 20. 

Fifth Row — 

PHILLIP A. CHASE; Santa Ana. Califor- 
nia; Engineering Aid; Air Corps; 27. 

FRANK F. COBERY; Fall River. Massa- 
chusetts; Aircraft Mechanic: Durfee 
High School, Fall River; 22. 

HOWARD B. COLLINS: Pomona, Cali- 
fornia; Service Station Operator; Infan- 
try, U.S. Army; Pomona High School 
end Pomona Junior College; 25. 



First Row — 

DAVID L BREDESON; San Diego. Cali- 
fornia; Engineer; Bemidui High School 

anc; University of Minnesota; 21. 

JOHN B. BRINEGAR; Los Angeles, 
California: High School Teacher; Pasa- 
dena High School and Chapman Col- 
lege, Los Angeles; 27. 

WILLIAM B. BRODNAX; Oakland. Cali- 
fornia; Oil Surveying; Unibersity High 
School, Oakland; 22. 



Second Row-^ 

HAROLD E. BUCK; Long Beach, Cali- 
fornia; Clerk; Long Beach Polytechnic 
High School and Long Beach Junior Col- 
lege; 25. 

HAROLD D. BURKHARD. Burbank, Cal- 
ifornia; Electrician's Helper; Belmont 
High School, Los Angeles; 21. 

HERBERT W. BURNS. JR.; Los Angeles. 
California; University High School, Los 
Angeles; 19. 



First Row — 

ALBERT B. COOKSEY; Glendale. Cali- 
fornia: Serviceman, Public Utility: Mid- 
land High School, Texas and Compton 
Junior College; 26. 

DWIGHT F. COPLEY; Los Angeles. 
California: California State Guard; Al- 
hambra High School and Occidental 
College; 20. 

LOREN T. CORNISH; San Gabriel, 
California; Clerk. Lincoln High. Los 
Angeles; 27. 



GLEN W. COX; San Bernardino, Cali- 
fornia; Rancher: San Bernardino High 
School and University ot California; 2 

PHILIP L. CRUM; Berkeley, California; 
Berkeley High School and University of 
Caiifornia: 20. 

MALCOLM E. DANIELS; Fresno, Cali- 
fornia: Rancher; Fresno High School and 
Fresno State College: 25. 




GERALD J. DE AINZA; Los Angeles, 
California; Accountant; Cathedral High 
School and Woodbury College; 23. 

WILLIAM R. DeBORD; Louisville, Ken- 
tucky; Electrician; Ahrens High School. 
Kentucky; 21. 

HUGH F. DEXTER Hollywood Califor- 
nia; Art Director: Marshall High School. 
Hollyv/ood and University of California 
at Los Angeles; 25. 



LUDWIG F. DIEBEL. JR.; Bakerstield. 
California; Kern County Union High 
School and Stanford University; 23. 

BILLY J. DRAKE; El Monte. California; 
Salesman; Kingsley High School and 
Hutchinson Junior College. Kansas; 21. 

WILLIAM C. DU BOSE; Redwood City. 
California: Sequoia High School and 
San Mateo Junior College: 19. 

Fifth Row— 

JAMES J. DUNCAN; Son Francisco. 
California: Fremont High School, Oak- 
land and San Francisco Junior College: 
20. 

ROBERT DYKEMAN; Canoga Park, Cali- 
fornia: Aircraft Electrician: Canoga 
Park High School and University 
California at Los Angeles: 21. 

JOHN L. EICHAR; Los Angeles. Cali- 
fornia; Draftsman: Dorsoy High School 
and Los Angeles City College: 20. 



First Row — 

STANLEY H. ELLIS; Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia; Aircraft Worker; West High 
School, Denver; 20. 



LAWRENCE E. EVANS; Independence, 
Ivfissouri; Salesman; Medical Corps; 
Gobe Rural High School, Gove, Kansas; 
22. 

ELVIS R. FERGUSON; Hayward, Cali- 
fornia; Banlc Teller; Hayward Union 
High School; 22. 



LELAND S. FISHER; Oakland, Califor- 
nia; Cook; Fremont High School, Oak- 



ALMA R. FLAKE; Phoenix, Arizona; Ma- 
chinist; Phoenix Union High School and 
Arizona State Teachers' College; 24. 

FRANCIS J. FLOYD; San Francisco; 
California; St. Ignatius High School and 
University of San Francisco; 21. 




JOE FOSTER; Exeter, California; Dry 
Cleaner; Los Animas High School, Colo- 
rado; 25. 

BILLIE J. FOX; Bakersfield, California; 
Drug Clerk; Kern County Union High 
School 21. 

CLYDE FOX; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Aircraft 
Worker; Central High School, Tulsa; 21. 

Fourth 

WILLIAM J. GARRISON; Ducor, Cali- 
fornia; Rancher; Citrus Union High 
School; 27. 

JOHN C. GARY; Glendale, California; 
Tool Designer; Glendale High Schoo! 
and Glendale Junior College; 22. 

ROBERT B. GAVER; Buffalo, New York; 
Aircraft Mechanic; U. S. Navy; Buffalo 
Technical High School and Long Beach 
Junior College; 27. 

Fifth Row- 
jack W. GAZZALE; Berkeley, Califor- 
nia; American Trust Company; Berkeley 
High School and University of Califor- 
nia; 27. 

."STANLEY B. GERRY; Sacramento, Cali- 
fornia; Draftsman; Sacramento High 
School and Sacramento Junior College; 
25. 

WIIMAM H. GODDARD; Berkeley, Cali- 
fornia; Salesman; Berkeley High Schoo 
and Franklin and Marshall, Pennsylvania 
26. 



Rrst Row — 

ROBERT P. GORMLY; Eagle Rock, Cali- 
fornia; Clerk; Eagle Rock High School 
and Loyola University; 23. 

CLAUDE A. GRAHAM, JR.; 
belle. California; U. S. Rubbi 
pany; Montebello High School 
FuIIerton Junior College; 22. 

ORVAL N. GRAHAM; Bakersfield, 
fornia; Men's Clothing Salesman; 
County Union High School 26. 

Second Row — 

VARNER B. GUTHREY; Visalla, Califor- 
nia; Flight Dispatcher; Visalia High 
School and Visalia Junior College; 20. 

GUY HALFERTY; Los Angeles, Califor- 
nia; Swissvaie High School, Swissvale, 
Pennsylvania and University of Southe,-n 
California; 26. 

JAMES J. HANNON; Los Angeles, 
California; Clerk; Detroit Lakes High 
School, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; 22. 




FRANK W. HARRIS; Blrminqham, Ala- 
bama; Machinist Helper; Phillips High 
School, Birmingham; 19. 

ROBERT M. HARRIS; San Francisco. 
California; Chemist; Lowell High School. 
San Francisco and University of Cali- 
fornia; 24. 

ROBERT V. HEALY; Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia; Mechanic; South High School, 
Salt Lake City, Utah; 2L 



WILLIAM H. HELBUSH; Honolulu, Ter- 
ritory of Hawaii; lolani High School, 
Honolulu, and San Jose State College; 
23. 

ROBERT D. HEMINGWAY; Bakersfield, 
California; Oil Worker; East Bakersfleid 
High School; 19. 

JAMES T. HENNESY; BIsbee, Arizona; 
Airplane Mechanic; BIsbee Senior High 
School and Curtiss Wright Technical 
Institute; 22. 

Fifth ROW- 
ROBERT M. HESTER; Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia; Newspaper Agent; University 
High School. Los Angeles; 23. 

NIEL S. HOLBROOK; San Leandro, 
California; Miner; Oakland High School; 
22. 

DEAN J. HILL; Los Angeles, California; 
Mechanic; Los Angeles High School 
and University of California at Los An- 
geles; 20. 



First Row — 

JOHN R. HOLMES; Chicago, Illinois; 
Paper Salesman: Lake Forrest Academy, 
Lake Forrest and University of Michi- 
gan; 27. 

ELDRIDGE H. HUBER; San Francisco, 
California; Bank Teller; Polytechnic High 
School, San Francisco: 25. 

WALLACE J. JARMAN; Los Angeles, 
California: Clerk; Radioman, U.S.N. Air 
Corps: Central High School, Sioux City, 
Iowa and Compton Junior College: 24. 



Hotel 



Second Row — 

CLYDE S. JOLLY; Boise, Idaho; 

Clerk; Boise High School: 23. 

JAMES W. JONES; San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia: Galileo High School, San Fran- 
cisco and University of California: 21. 

AUGUST L. JUDKINS; Central Valley, 
California: Truck Driver; Shasta High 
School, Redding; 19. 



Third Row 




RAYMOND T. KAHN, JR.; Alameda, 
California: Warehouseman: Alameda 
High School and Merritt Business Col- 
lege: 21. 

BYRON R. KALIN; Brawley, California: 
Projectionist; Brawley High School; 19. 

GUY M. KEER; Sacramento, California: 
Aircraft Mechanic: Sacramento High 
School and Sacramento Junior College; 
21. 

Fourth Row — 

EDWARD J. KENNY; Oakland, Ca 
nia: Audit Clerk; St. Joseph Hig 
School, Alameda: 22. 

JOHN D. KING; Oakland, California: 
El Darado County High School and San 
Jose State College; 20. 

KAY B. KIRKWOOD; Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia: Clerk: Provo High School, Utah 
and Brigham Young University, Utah; 23. 

Fifth Row— 

WAYNE W. KNUTILA; San Francsico, 
California: Communications, Radio Me- 
chanic: Mission High School, San Fran- 
cisco: 22. 

ROBERT W. LEHNER; Oakland, Cali- 
f'^rnia: Machinist; Technical High School, 
Oakland; 21. 

FRANK S. LEWIS; Valleio. California; 
Shipfitter; Vallejo High School; 20. 




JOHN R. LEWIS; Riverton, New Jer- 
sey; Animated Movies; George High 
School, Pennsylvania; 27. 

JOSEPH W. LOFTUS, JR.; Buriingame, 
California; Police Patrolman; Buriin- 
game High School, San Mateo Junior 
College and San Jose State College; 27. 

WILLIAM P. LONG; Oakland, Califor- 
nia; Machinist; Fremont High School, 
Oakland; 23. 

LEONARD J. MARCINIAK; Chicago. 
Illinois; Sheetmetal Worker; Hirsh High 
School; 24. 



Second Row^ 

DONALD G. MAC DONELL; Hibbing, 
Minnesota; Miner; Hibbing High School 
and Unibersity of Minnesota; 22. 

JOHN W. MAY, JR.; Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia; Salesman; University City High 
School, University of Missouri and Uni- 
versity of Southern California; 25. 

THOMAS A. WIGGINS; Sweetwater, 
Tennessee; Sweetwater High School; 19. 




SQUADRON 4 



WALTER WHISENAND 
'A' Flight Commander 




R. E. BLAUVELT 
'B' Flight Commander 



Top Row: Lin Cooper, Rob- 
ert Knowies, Norman Smith, 
Roald Hanson, Edwin Shock- 
ley, John Kayser, John 
arrett, Elmer hiaines. 

Bottom Row: James Cough- 
ran, Robert Fisher , Harold 
Barkstrom, Fred James, 
Ralph Akins, S. J. Copen- 
haver, Adelbert Hannah. 




Top Row: Gerald Nunnaley, 
Joe Robb, Reed Kinert, 
Deane Raine, Fred Work- 
man, Berl Porter, Fred 
Pierce. Leo Sherry. 

Bottom Row: Albert Law- 
rence. William Murphey, 
Gordon Helm. James Simp- 
son, Warren Stoner. Curtis 
Townsend. William Gordon 




/y 







CAPTAIN JACK W. STREETON 

Los Angeles, California; U. S. Air 
Corps; Radio: University of Cali- 
fornia at Los Angeles; 27. 



1ST LT. ALBERTO H. DE SRASSI 

Berkeley, California; Newspaper 
Correspondent, United Press; Coast 
Artillery; University of California; 
24. 



2ND LT. THOMAS A. BALDWIN 2ND LT. BRIAN D. RUMMELL 

Marion, Ohio; Clerical; Infantry; Charlestown, West Virginia; Re- 
Harding High School, Marion; 22. frigeration Engineer; Coast Heights 

Military School, Tennessee; Van- 
derbilt College; 22. 




First Row — 

JACK O. BRODHACKER; William. 
Springs, Missouri; U. S. Forest Service; 
Artillery, U. S. Army; High School of 
Ozarks, Hollister, Missouri; 24. 

JAMES B. CHESSINGTON; Vista, Cali- 
fornia; California Highway Patrol Offi- 
cer; Chaffey High School, Ontario, 
California and San Bernardino Junior 
College; 27. 

THOMAS O. COLEMAN; Waynesboro, 
Virginia: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and 
Company; Atlanta, Georgia, High 
School; 22. 



Second Row — 

MICHAEL CONLON; San Francisco, 
California; Machinist; Burlingame High 
School; 19. 

IRA B. CORPENING; Salinas, California; 
Bookkeeping; Salinas Union High School; 
Salinas Junior College; 22. 

HANDLEY H. DICKINSON; Millburn, 
New Jersey; Accountant: Air Corps: 
Millburn High School and Pace Insti- 
tute, New York; 25. 



Third Row — 

DELMAR L ESTES; Canadian, Oklaho- 
ma; Cow Puncher: Infantry and Air 
Corps: Canadian High School: 26. 



GLEN L. FERGUSON; 


Nampa, 


Idaho: 


Explosives Operator: 


Nampa 


High 


School: 21. 







ANDREW FRANKO; Dallas, Texas: Air 
Corps: Gibson High School: 21. 




First Row— 

IRVIN L FUCHS; Salinas, Kansas; Trav- 
eling Salesman; Alliance High School, 
Alliance, Ohio; 26. 

THOMAS O. GRAPENGETER; Daven- 
port, Iowa; Molder; 20. 
ROY L HOAGLAND, JR.; St. Louis, 
Missouri; Salesman; Air Sorps; Ritendur 
High School; 23. 

Second Row — 

LOWELL HOBBS; Benton, Illinois; Mor- 
tician; Medical Corps; Benton High 
School and Worsham Mortuary College; 
26. 

MATHEW F. KARCICH, JR.; Trinidad, 
Colorado; Corps of Engineers; Artil- 
lery; Holy Trinity High School and 
Trinidad Junior College; 27. 

KENNETH B. KAI-KEE; Oakland, Cali- 
fornia; Oakland Technical High School 
and University of California; 21. 



Third Row — 

KENNETH K. KETT; Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia; Police Officer; Manual Arts 
Higb School, Los Angeles and Univer- 
sity of California at Davis; 25. 

JOHN B. LILJEDAHL; Ames, Iowa; 
Engineer; Modale, Iowa High School 
and Iowa State College; 23. 

DALE O. LIVINGSTON; Woodston, Kan- 
sas; Motor Parts; Woodston High School 
19. 

Fourth Row — 

FSANK MAAS; Seattle, Washington; 
Wholesale Foods; Burlingame High 
School; 26. 

JOHN R. McCAMMAN; Portland, Ore- 
gon; Sheet Metal Worker; Benson Tech- 
nical High School; 20. 

THOMAS C. McCarthy; Koppel 
Pennsylvania; Machine Operator; Anti- 
Aircraft Artillery; Lincoln High School, 
Elwood City, Pennsylvania c^nd College 
of the City of New York; 23. 

Fifth Row — 

JAMES H. McEVER; Waco, Texas: 
Salesman; Waco High School; 22. 

JEROME B. MEYERS; New Rocholle, 
New York; Fur Buyer and Salesman; 
Tank Destroyer Batallion; Now Rocholle 
Senior High School; 25. 

WIU.IAM L. MEYRAN; Los Angeles, 
California; Black Foxe Military Institute 
and University of Southern California; 22. 




First Row — 

MARION L MIFFLIN; Tucson. Arizona; 
Telephone Company: Tucson Senior 
High School; 22. 

WAYNE C. MILLER; Spokane. Wash- 
ington; Elevator Maintenance: Signa 
Corps; North Central High Schoo' 
Spokane; 21. 

SAMUEL S. MINSBERG; Los Angeles 
Calfiornia; Dorsey High School: Los 
Angeles and Los Angeles City College; 
20. 



Second Row — 

ARTHUR MOEN; Oakland. California: 
Laborer: Oakland High School and Uni- 
versity of California; 21. 

CHARLES C. MORRISON; Los Angeles. 
California; Jig Builder and Template 
Layout; Manual Arts High School. Los 
Angeles; 25. 

JOSEPH H. MYERS; Oakland, Califor- 
nia; Roosevelt High School, Oakland 
and University of California: 22. 




DALE M. NEEB; Oconomowic, Wiscon- 
sin; Brewery; Oconornowlc High School; 
20. 

RICHARD W. NEIL; San Diego. Califor- 
nia; Hoover High School, San Diego and 
University of California: 23. 

WALTER R. NELSON; Chicago. Illinois; 
Metallurgical Inspector: Von Steuben 
High School and Wright Junior Col- 
lege; 22. 



JOHN P. NEU; Warrenville. Illinois; 
Machinist; Quartermaster's Corps: Mar- 
mion Military Academy, Aurora, Illinois 
and Illinois Institute of Technology; 26. 

JEROME K. NORTHRUP; Los Angeles, 
California: Hollywood High School and 
University of California at Los Angeles; 
23. 

PAUL E. NORTON; Fairfax. Oklahoma; 
Oilfield Rigger and Mechanic; Air 
Corps; Geany High School. Fairfax; 26. 

Fifth Row— 

MITCHELL E. NUSSMAN; Philllpsberg. 
New Jersey; Air Corps; Philllpsberg 
High School and Boston University; 21. 

ALBERT R. ODONNELL; Oregon City. 
Oregon: Forest Service: 19. 

WAYNE K. OLNEY; Tekonsha. Michi- 
gan; Farmer; Coldwater High School. 
Michigan; 25. 



MICHAEL H. O'ROURKE; Los Angeles, 
California; Interviewer for U.S. Ennploy- 
ment Service; Huntington Park High 
School and Loyola University; 25. 

JAY-DONAL OSSIANDER; Klamath 
Falls, Oregon; Engineer; Topeka High 
School; 19. 



KENNETH F. OTTO; Mankota, Minne- 
sota; Minnesota State Guards; Mankato 
High School and Mankato State Teach- 
ers College; 20. 



ERNEST C. OZ; Dearborn, Michigan; 
Henry Ford Trade School and Henry 
Ford Apprentice School; 23. 

LIONEL O. PARK; Danville, Illinois; 
Printer; Danville High School; 26. 

HARRY F. PETERS; Peoria, Illinois; Pabst 
Breweries; Glassford High School, III 
nois; 19. 




Third Row — 

BLAINE B. PETERSON; Preston, Idaho; 
Clerk: Air Corps; Preston High Schoo 
27. 

FRED W. PETERSON; Los Angeles, Cal- 
ifornia Aircraft Worker; Manual Arts 
High School, Los Angeles and Loyola 
University; 22. 

WILLIAM O. PIEPER; Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin; Milwaukee University High 
School and Ripon College; 20. 



Fourth Row — 

ROBERT COALE PIERCE; Oak Park, 
inois; Oak Park High School and 
Northwest University; 2 

MARK A. PINK; Chelsea, Wisconsin; 
Lumberman: Rib Lake High School; 22. 

.lOHN E. PIPER; Royal Oak, Michigan: 
Welder; Southwestern High School, De- 
troit; 26. 

Fifth Row— 

ELLIS J. POLLAND; Chicago, Illinois 
Accountant: Senn High School, Chica- 
go and Marquette University: 24. 

RUSSELL W. PORTER; Alden, Iowa 
Sheet Metal Worker; Iowa Falls High 
School: 21. 

GRANT C. POTTER; Los Angeles. Ca 
fornia; Appliance Serviceman; Pacific 
Military Academy and Southwestern Law 
University; 25. 



First Row — 

JOHN M. ROBINSON; Los Angeles. 

CaMTOfnla: Engineer: Los Angeles High 
School and Stanford University; 23. 

ERIC R. ROBY; Alanneda, California: 
Bank Clerk: Alanneda High School: 27. 

LESLIE R. ROEDIGER; Fair Oaks. Caii- 
fornia: Aircraft Mechanic; San Juan 
High School; 22. 

Second Row — 

JAMES W. ROEWART; Janesville. Wis- 
consin; Aircraft Worker: Janesville High 
School; 19. 



SHERRILL B. ROMPEL; Beverly H 
California; Aircraft Inspector and Mu 
sician; Cumnock High School and Un- 
versify of California at Los Angeles; 22 

WAYLAND W. ROSE; St. Paul. Minne 
sofa; Minnesota Mining and Manufac 
turing Connpany: University High School 
Minneapolis and Ottawa University: 22 




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JAMES W. ROW; Grants Pass. Oregon; 

Tire Shop Owner and Manager; Grants 
Pass High School. 

ROBERT W. RUSSELL; Sacramento, Cal- 
ifornia; Aircraft Inspector; Sacramento 
Senior hligh School and Sacramento 
Junior College; 21. 

WENDELL O. SCOTT; Escanaba, Mich- 
igan; Asbestos Insulation; Escanaba High 
School; 20. 



RICHARD J. SHERMAN: Oakland, Cal- 
ifornia; Steel Construction Worker; High 



ommerce, 



Francisco; 22. 



GEORGE M. SHUTES; Piedmont, Cali- 
fornia; Piedmont High School and Uni- 
versity of California ; 22. 

HARRY U. SIMPSON. JR.; Kansas City, 
Missouri; Civil Service: Infantry: Cen- 
tral High School. Kansas City and Busi- 
ness College; 25. 



WILIARD H. SMITH: Oakland, CalKo,- 
nia; Supply Clerk; Fremont High School: 
21. 

LLOYD A. SMITH: Oakland, California; 
Flight Engineer; Porterville Union High 
School and University of California; 25. 

MICHAEL W. STOKEY; Hollywood, Cal- 
ifornia: Announcer, Radio City, Holly- 
wood; Hollywood High School and Los 
Angeles City College; 24. 




Third Row — 

ROBERT H. REEVES; Palo Alto, Cali- 
fornia: Ship Fitter; Palo Alto High 
School; 25. 



STANLEY J. REILLY; Phila, California; 
Equipment Operator: Anderson Valley 
Union Hiqh School; 21. 

RICHARD N. REIS; Los Anqeles, Cali- 
fornia; Salesman; Phoenix High School 
and Woodbury College, Los Angeles; 23. 

Fourth Row — 

CARL H. REISTAD; Depue, Illinois: 
Structural Steel VVelder; Depue High 
School; 26. 

ROBERT L. REUSCHE; Hollywood, Cali- 
fornia: Film Technician: Hollywood Hiqh 
School: 25. 

ROBERT E. RICE; Los Angeles, Califor- 
nia; Bank of America; Santa Ana Hiqh 
School and Ventura Junior College; 25. 

Fifth Row — 

FRANCIS J. RICHTER; Ccntralia, Wash- 
ington; Air Corps: Centralia Hiqh 
School; 19. 

CHARLES A. RILEY; Toledo. Ohio; Ar- 
tillery; Montgomery, High School and 
University of Toledo; 26. 

r.OBERT E. RITCHEL; Alameda. Cali- 
fornia: Shipyaid Worker; Chisolm Hiqh 
School, Minnesota and Polytechnic Coi- 
Icqe of English, Oakland; 24. 



M:'"^ 

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First Row — 

GEORGE J. PRAMSTALLER, JR.; De- 
troit, Michigan: Cost Accountant; Mac- 
kenzie High School and Walsh Institute 
of Accountancy; 25. 

ALLEN W. PREHN; Flint. Michigan; 
Electrician: Air Corps; Ludington High 
School; 26. 

JOHN T. RADEMACHER; Queens, New 
York; Bank Clerk; John Adams High 
School; 21. 



Second Row — 

Ralph R. Read, JR.; Redwood City, Cal- 
ifornia; Auditor; Lowell High School, 
San Francisco and University of Cali- 
fornia; 25. 

WILLIAM J. REES; Chicago, Illinois; 
Clerk: Air Corps; 22. 

HOWARD W. REHME; Oakland, Cali- 
fornia; Western Electric Switchboard In- 
staller; Modesto High School and La 
Sierra Junior College: 22. 




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Rrst Row — 

CARL F. STROMBERS; Albany, Cali- 
fornia: Berleley High School and San 
Francisco Junior College; 22. 

EDWIN L STUART; San Francisco. Cal- 
ifornia; Draftsman; Polytechnic High 
School. San Francisco; 21. 

CLARK A. TAVENER; Bakersfield. Cali- 
fornia: U.S. Post Office; Eagle Rock 
High School; 27. 

Second Row — 

HARRY S. THOMAS; Los Angeles, Cai- 
fornia; Draftsman; Los Angeles Polytech- 
nic High School and Los Angeles City 
College; 21. 

CHARLES F. THOMPSON; Los Angel- 
es, California; Steel Worker; Franklin 
High School; 25. 

HARRY S. TILTON; Sacramento, Cali- 
fornia; Construction Engineer; Sacra- 
mento High School and University of 
California; 26. 




CHARLES W. TURNER; 

fornia; Plumber; Nation 
Jose High School; 26. 

LYNN J. WALCH; Wa 
fornia: Oil Worker; 
School and University 
kota; 24. 



San Fran 
Galileo 
22. 

San Jose, 
1 Guard 



CISCO, 

High 



Call- 
San 



Inut Creek, 
Goodrich 
of North 



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HARRY L. WARREN; Los Angeles, Cal- 
ifornia; Machinist; Beverly Hills High 
School and University of Hawaii; 26. 

JOHN C. WATSON; Burbank, Califor- 
nia: Aircraft Procurement; Hyde Park 
High School and Northwestern Univer- 
sity; 21. 

JACK H. WEBBER; Berkeley High School 
and University of Montana; 23. 

Fifth Row- 
Robert L WHEELER; Oakland, Cali- 
fornia; Freight Manifest Clerk; Mole 
High School, Louisville and San Fran- 
cisco State College: 25. 

FRANKLIN E. WEIMER; Oakland, Cali- 
fornia: Rancher; Oakland High School 
and Modesto Junior College; 20. 

SHERRILL R. WILLIAMS; Clinton, Ten- 
nessee: Field Artillery; Clinton High 
School; 21. 




ROBERT K. WILSON; Glendale. Cali- 
fornia; X-Ray Technician; Glendale High 
School and Glendale Junior College; 26. 

C. DON WIRE; Los Angeles, Califor- 
nia; Carpenter; Venice High School; 24. 

JAMES S. WYNNE; Cottage Grove, 
Oregon; Steel Construction; Oregon 
National Guard; Cottage Grove Union 
High School and University of Cali- 
fornia; 21. 

ORVILLE E. HARTMAN; Newark, Ohio; 
Newark High School; Salesmanager, Tea 
Company; 25. 



AT THE FLIGHT LINE 



PARACHUTE RIGGERS 




Left to Right: Louise Dietterlch, Vera McCallum, Paul Grohs, 
Elva Georg9, Edith Bogart. 



MR. ELLIOTT 

Dispatcher 
Sq. 4, 'B' Flight 



MISS MORRISON 

Dispatcher 

Sq. 4, 'A' Flight 




MISS REPLOGLE 

Dispatcher 

Sq. 2. 'A' Flight 




IN THE PARACHUTE ROOM 




MISS GROSKOPF 

Dispatcher 

Sq. 2, 'B' Flight 





IF WE GET ^iclz.,. 



There are a variety of views on this pleasant 
pastime. Since we've talked to cadets until our 
jaws are flapping in the breeze, we've asked 
Lieut. tHutchinson and Lieut. Breathour of the 
medics to interview a few of the boys. This is the 
results of their interesting chats. 

"hiave you ever had the measles?" "Yes, sir. 
I'm from Santa Ana, too." 

"Do you believe in quarantine?" "No, sir. 
France abolished the guillotine years ago. Why 
can't we be progressive?" 

"What would you do if you were injured in 
a crash, miles away from civilization?" "Give my- 
self first aid, then when I got back to camp a 
light-duty slip." 

"Under what circumstances would you treat 
for shock?" "If I ever made a perfect three- 
point landing." 

"If your instructor was seized with an attack 
of appendicitis while you were up, what would 



you do?" "Give him three perfect slow rolls right 
on a point, glide in with full flaps at ninety miles 
an hour and shoot a forced landing In a forty- 
mile-an-hour cross wind. That'll cure any instruc- 
tor's ills." 

"Do you believe in physical training?" "Yes, 
sir. It took a great deal of persuading, but I was 
finally won over." 

"Don't you think it's much more healthy to 
convoy ships out in the fresh air than to sit in the 
ready room and read magazines?" "Yes, sir. The 
trouble is, I'm allergic to exhaust fumes and the 
back-wash from a prop gives me pimples." 

"Just how sick do you think a man should be 
to force him to stay in bed and miss reveille?" 
"That depends on how sick he Is of reveille, sir." 

"Would you go on sick call to get out of cal- 
isthenics?" "No, sir. I'd much rather wait until 
after calisthenics and have somebody carry me 
over." 



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LT. B. B. HUTCHINSON 



LT. HUTCHINSON, from 
way doon sooth in Lubbock, 
Te^cas, is one of our medics. 
He attended Tulane Univer- 
sity and soon afterwards the 
Arnny attended to him. Col- 
lects pipes and cadets. One 
is a hobby, the other is a 
business. 



LT. BREATHOUR is strictly 
corn. Ask him. He's from Kan- 
sas and he knows his acres of 
silk. Was first sent to Santa 
Ana and then was fortunate 
enough to get a transfer to 
Ryan. Says the only thing that 
worries him is measles and 
quarantine. Give him a good 
case of pneumonia any day. 



MEDICAL OFFICERS 




LT. L J. BREATHOUR 





FLYING ALSO MEANS 

The following is a quotation picked up some- 
how, sonnewhere, by someone who must have had 
something on his mind: 

"And so, gentlemen, as valuable as your fly- 
ing may be, we must not underestimate the 
necessity of a complete, comprehensive course 
in ground instruction. The study of weather, the 
study of airplane theory are just as important as 
any solo ride. Take engines, for example. Take 
my Bantam. Why just.last week-end I got 60 miles 
to the gallon while ..." 

For some reason the quotation ends here — - 
abruptly, don't you think? 

Let's just analyze this business of ground 
school. Let's go into the more subtle details — 
delve into the intricasies of theory and the inev- 
itable wheels and what makes them go around. 
Take, for instance: 

Theory of Flight or have you already taken 
it? This is a most amazing study, explaining why 
you stay up in the air. It covers every attitude of 
the airplane while in flight. We understand that 
an addendum to the original, titled, Theory of 
Ground Looping or Picking Daisies With A Wing 
Tip is being added. Correct us if we are wrong. 




Engines in which very little explanation is 
necessary. The title is extremely effective. We 
find, however, that an eighteen cylinder, double 
row Pratt and Whitney and a Kinner do have 
something in common — they both whirl a pro- 
peller. 

Navigation, or the art of getting through the 
front door by walking towards the back. This sub- 
ject will hold anybody's interest. It requires pre- 
cision and common sense. Neither one Is S. I. 
issue. The instruments used are a compass and 
a plotter, the first to clean your finger nails, the 
second to swat flies on the fellow who sits in 
front of you. 

Weather and Aircraft Indentification we put 
together. If the weather is bad you shouldn't be 
up and therefore, no need for the identification. 
Should a plane be coming down on your tail at 
400 miles an hour, don't look for the dihedral in 
the wing — just shoot. 

On the next page you'll find the Instructors. 
And take It from us. If the profs in college were 
as Interesting and as cooperative as these men, 
junior would be trading his raccoon coat for a 
red apple. 



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The other day, whilst strolling through the 
ground school area, we passed a group of gentle- 
men engaged in what appeared to be banter. 
Since you weren't surprised at the size of the 
wolf's mouth in Red Riding hlood, you certainly 
shouldn't be surprised at the size of our ears. 
This, mind you, is what we heard: 

"Gentlemen, I know it can be done — I'm 
positive! By hooking the up-take down-draft to 
the supercharger, I can not only get seventy 
miles to the gallon, but ninety! Why that Ban- 
tam of mine ..." 

"And if I am elected Mayor of San Jacinto, 
I'll guarantee a cadet on every corner and a 



forced landing in every back yard. Prosperity 
is ours, by golly ..." 

"I keep telling 'em a Great Circle is the short- 
est distance between two points. What do they 
say? They say they've been going around in cir- 
cles ever since they joined the Army and they 
still haven't gotten anyplace!" 

Unfortunately, Mr. Raine, Mr. Landry, Mr. 
Pennell, and Mr. Woolfolk didn't say a word. The 
test stand had just blown up. They were trying to 
determine the coefficient of lift of hianger I as 
it did a steep turn around the Army Adminis- 
tration Building. 



Fronf Row: Hale Landry, Paul Pierce, M. C. Pennell. Second Row: L F. Bristol, A. Woolfolk, J. H. Keesee, Harry Raine 





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Are you sharp? Are you keen? Can you tell 
a brunette from a red-head at fifty feet? We 
want you to define the following ternns. Think, 
grasp, assimilate, but don't worry yourself into 
a frenzy: 

1. CROSS COUNTRY RUN; 

2. CALISTHENICS; 

3. WIND SPRINTS 

4. FIVE LAPS AROUND THE TRACK; 

5. "DOUBLE TIME, MARCH!" 

Turn the page upside down for the correct 
(?) answers. 

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Physical Training 
Officers 



LT. ROY D. COOPER 
Physical Training Director 




LT. EUGENE WINEINGER 
Assistant Physical Training Director 



Gentlemen, we have finally run into difficulties. We 
are at a loss for words. In an attempt to be expressive, we 
are afraid we are going to make you depressive. For as much 
as we admire Lt. Cooper and Lt. WIeninger, their excellent 
training program and the fine bodies they have built for 
themselves, one question still burns like bourbon in our brains. 
Are we learning to run from the Japs or to them? Any satis- 
factory answer will be welcomed. Just wrap it up in a Form 
I -A, put it in a Gosport tube and blow it down to the office. 




SOUND Retreat... 



Yea, and into the Valley of the Shadow doth 
the Sun finally setteth — for it setteth at Ryan like 
it setteth at any other place. And a hill doth cast 
darkness upon the Eearth at five hundred feet, 
and through this darkness a PT-22 doth blend 
itself into the night, going merrily like all hell lest 
the young Apollo within be late for Retreat. For 
Retreat to him doth not mean to scram, but to 
don the brass which shineth with the light of 
blitz, to shine the shoe which is hotteth upon the 
foot, and to scrub the face of the grime which 
layeth thereupon. 

Thenceforth he doth take himself to the 
square, where he doth listen with drumming ears 
to the words of the hHIgh Officer. The hiigh Offi- 
cer quoteth words from one higher than he, who 



In turn quoteth words from one who has been 
told. Then he doth dress himself right, and stand 
in the manner of one watching a procession. Ab- 
ruptly he doth stiffen, his body a rigid pole, his 
eyes glazed as if the gods of Mount Olympus 
were venting their wrath upon him. To the sweat 
of his forehead he raiseth his hand, and through 
the buzz of the flies cometh the clear notes of 
the trumpet, hie standeth and he watcheth with 
pride as the flag of his country is lowered. He 
droppeth his hand, hie waiteth with bated breath 
for the proclamation that tell of the pastime 
nearest his heart. Yea, and it someth, and the 
joy of his heart fllleth him to burping. hHis regi- 
ment will be the first to place about the neck 
the feed bag. Yea, brother, let's eat- 




STAFF, Front Row: Wing Commander 
Huber, Adjutant Goddard, Sergeant 
Major Hartman. Second Row: Group 
Commander Kett, Group Commander 
Dylceman, 1st Lieutenant Gerry. 



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SQUADRON 3. Front Row: Squadron 
Commander Chessington, A d j u t a n f 
Smith, Second Row: Flight Lieutenant 
Wynne, Flight Lieutenant Williams. 





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SQUADRON 2, Front Row: Squadron 
Qommander Copley, Adiutant Brodnax. 
Second Row: Flight Lieutenant Hester, 
Flight Lieutenant Cooksey. 




SQUADRON I, Front Ro^: 
Squadron Comnnander Jar- 
man, Adjutant Grahain. 
Second Row: Flight Lien- 
tenant Lottus, Flight Lieu- 
tenant Boll. 




SQUADRON 4, Front Row: 

Squadron Cornmander Liljedahl. 
Adjutant Kai-Kee. Second Row: 
Flight Lieutenant Webber, Flight 
Lieutenant Moss. 



SQUADRON 1 






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FLIGHT 'A' — Front Row: Charles Andeison, Stanley Griffiths, Victor Denti, Paul Dana, Paul Fox, Willard Gillette, Marvin 
Colton, Floyd Blair, Duane Ferry, Robert Grout, Robert Dean, John Easterling. Second Row: Sannuel Arthur, Huntington 
Gruening, Dean Hansen. R. E. Austin, W. E. Guyer, E. E. Barnes, Roy Cozine, Bernard Heichelbach, Charles Harnnan, Frank 
Hogan, Richard Allen, Carroll Grenia, Joseph DeCoito, Gordon Doolittle. Third Row: Robert Hammerich, Paul Halstead, 
Robert Carpenter, Jack Coole, Glynn Harris, Sanford Bailey, Donald Hellier, David Fry, Millard Du Bose, Merle Ellsworth, John 
Canaday, Lorey Gates, Nolon Granzow, Gene Freiberger. Fourth Row: Dean Goff, Randolph Aspinwall. Carl Henniger, Harry 
Glover, Harold Ebbett, Kenneth GIthens, Tibbs Golladay. Roger Harvey, Heinz Detletsen, Harry Gibbs, D. W. Akers. 



FLIGHT 'B' — Front Row: Robert Lemon, Charles Malone, Maurice January, Anthony Marcilli, LeRoy Lutz, Benjamin Moon, 
William Howard, Roy Long, William Main. Ernest Novotny, Richard Langhreed, Lasha Brizz. James Kilmer, Second Row: 
George Limberger. Lyie Burry, James Lux. Richard Lucker, Fredrick Kushera. Douglar Pearson. Phil Kjelmyr. William Noretsky. 
Quenton Pavlock, J. Q. Johnston, J. I. Miller. Dave Marsh. Earl Ludwick. Myron Layet. Thomas Stierna. Third Row: William 
Lemly. James Long. Fredrick Kolster, Max Miller. George Schounaman. Alfred Hupp. Denver Moore. Donald Madole. Francis 
Fourth Row: John Jarman. Lloyd Johnson. Kenneth Lloyd, Harold Klopplng. John Knight, Elmer Manddkow, Mark Hughs, 
Mulqueen, William Kosters. Robert Leen. Donald Logslett, LyIe Lealrtt, Raymond LaPierre, Bruce Larson, Allen Osness. 
Wayne Kendall. Roy Paulson, William Patterson. Robert McDanlel. Harold Imel. 



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FLIGHT 'A'— Front Row: N. G. Piakis, Lo,, F. Atzel, Jr., M. E. Parmely, J. A. Barry, C. L. Crumrine, R. E. Santmyei. 

C. A. Norby, D. L. Smith. T. G. Elliott, T. J. Egan, D. H. Kaufman, W. E. Terrian, P. J. Colt, W. D. Blades, R. T. Blomberg. 
Second Row: J. A. Caplan, W. G. Cobb, H. R. Beckes, J. Lieblein, C. W. Rease, Jr., E. B. Feldman, S. A. Butkevich, H. f. 
Busse, O. U. Kanerva, W. L Allen, J. B. Teal, R. K. Porter. R. G. LaPierre, J. T. Watson, R. T. Allison. Third Row: S. R. Wil- 
liams, W. L. Campbell, G. A. Campagne, R. R. Benham, T. L. Combs. S. Smith, N. A. Schlosser, R. H. Baker, A. W. Arnett, 

D. C. Blaylock, H. D. Brown. C. R. Busbee, F. M. Curlee, J. D. Campbell, R. S. Fulstone, M. L Harman. Fourth Row: G. C. 
Preller, F. W. Veazie. R. A. Hovden, J. D. Alexander, H. A. Pries, J. W. Ackley, P. B. Beers, H. F. Ellis, G. V. Thompson, 
F. R. Brady, Robert W. France. William L. McGough, R. W. Wynn. 



FLIGHT 'B'— First Row: G. W. C. Spoerke, C. S. Silver, F. D. Darby, E. L. Bahn, G. W. Lo, C. M. Wotell, R. L McAdoo, 
K. E. Sims. B. G. Burnap, W. O. Peck, R. W. Frizzle. F. Quinn, J. J. Harlcin. Second Row: W. E. Stonford. W. F. Schaefer, 
V. R. Kreger, F. T. Brotherton, R. W. Conners, A. E. Doss, F. G. Cardamenls, V. T. Burg, C. J. Lamble, J. S. Schill, M. K. 
Gibson, J. J. Gibbons, E. Gebert, J. M, Crump, W. H. Allan. Third Row: L. K. Zeliadt, J. W. Bieber, J. W. Chernega, 
C. Lowe, R. DeLarge, V. W. Peterson, P. M. Lyttle, J. Jones, J. E. Dodson, R. I. Adams, E. O. Herrman, W. G. Chrichton, 
R. A. Davis, G. W. Goble. Fourth Row: J. W. Bell, R. M. Asplund, R. C. Aners, G. R. Cram, H. V. Graham, C. G. Morris, 
E. Belcher, W. L. Solberg, E. Tappan, I. P. Woodburn, L H. Stetson. A. F. Detmers, R. W. King. 




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GENERAL ORDERS IN THE MESS HALL 

From the 124th Cavalry News 

1. To take charge of the spuds and all gravy 
In view. 

2. To watch my plate in a military manner, 
keeping always on the alert for any stray 
sausage within sight, smell or hearing. 

3. To report an bread sliced too thin to the 
mess sergeant. 

4. To repeat all calls for soffee more distant 
from Its position than my own. 

5. To quit the table only when there Is no- 
thing left to eat. 

6. To receive, but not pass on, to the next man 



to me, any meat, cabbage or beans left by 
'the P. P.'s or table waiters. 

7. To talk to no one who asks for onions. 

8. In case of fire in the mess hall, to grab all 
eatables left by others in their escape. 

9. In any case not covered by Instructions, to 
call the mess sergeant. 

10. To allow no one to steal anything in the 
line of chow. 

M . To salute all chicken, beefsteak, pork chops, 
ham and eggs, and liver. 

12. To be especially watchful at the table, and 
during the time of eating to challenge any- 
one who gets more pie than I do. (If we ever 
get any.) 




There's a copy of "Emily 
Post" in the library, Mis- 
ters. 



God, and I had a date . . . Two misters and permanent dates . . . "Off we go 





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She never had stered me wrong before, and 
so when Mother told me that boys who hung 
around poolhalls came to a very sad end, 1 fol- 
lowed her advice, and joined the chess club and 
debating society instead. But in this case, Mother 
was sadly off the beam. Nothing happens to guys 
who learn the fine art of whipping the nine ball 
in the side pocket, except that they are able to 
get in the recreation hall early, beat all comers, 
thereby monopolizing the pool tables all evening. 

A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in 
the Rec Hall the other evening, ping-pong balls 
were whizzing to and fro, billiard balls clicked 
with monotonous regularity. Over on a settee, a 
little group was engaged in earnest conversa- 
tion, several intellectuals were noisily leafing 
through the back issues of Esquire, and in a far 
corner the devotees of the pin ball games were 



busily intent on giving it the old body English, 
and slapping the sides, of the machines to get 
the ball over in that ten thousand hole. And when 
the blasted contraptions tilted, their shrill im- 
precations rent the atmosphere. 

And it all serves as a splendid background 
for the two dozen or so cannibals who are dili- 
gently trying to split their tonsils, as the bloke 
at the piano bangs out the melodious strains of 
"I Love My Wife, Tiddleyife, Tiddleylfe." Or if 
that is too boisterous, the cracked tenors and 
beery baritones will harmonize to the sad tale 
of the cowboy who had a "Big Bloody Hole in 
his Hayud." 

But it's been a long day, so it's time to grope 
through the smoke to the door. And so to the 
sack. 



REMEMBER THE QUARANTINE? 





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GOIN'TO I own 



It all. began in the Indian Room, a suburb of 
the Alessandro hHotel. The hotel is located on 
the main, street that runs quickly — damn quickly 
— through hiemet. Don't ask for directions, just 
follow a path of suds. If you can dig through the 
cadets without getting a bottle of beer over your 
head, you're better men than we are. 

One spring Friday evening, when spirits were 
•high and tails. were dragging, it was proclaimed 
by He Who Speaks With Authority that begin- 
ning noon on the morrow the whole dog-eared 
outfit was free to take off and bathe themselves 
in brew. Come five minutes after that noon and 
the ghost of Chief Sitting Bull could be seen 
retiring to a shady corner where the lights are 
low and the dirt is swept under the rug. From the 
bar his half empty bottle of Carta Blanca was 
snatched and gurgled, hie sighed. Give him one 
brave and two temperamental squaws, and he'd 



soon squeeze the pale Juice out of these pale 
faces. 

But in the Indian Room it's one for all and all 
for one and get your hands off my beer or I'll 
spread the label across the back of your head. 
It's an endless shuffle of money and bottles and 
feet and most unnecessary remarks. 

Sunday morning we returned to the post. In 
fhe neighborhood often thirty the following came 
through on the Cadet Grapatype: 

"Attention, all upperclassmen! Be on the look- 
out for two aircraft, bombardment, one heavy, 
one medium, said to be in the neighborhood of 
the mess hall! The heavy has bombay doors open, 
is headed directly for the Ground School area! 
A salvo is expected at any moment! The medium 
is battle-scarred about the top turret. Previous 
reports connect this ship with a combat that 
took place in the Indian Room last night." 



Left to right: C. D. 
Wire. J. B. Brinegar. 
R. K. Wilson. 




CONTACT STAFF 



The editor just came into the office and said 
he would like a word. We gave hinn a copy of 
Webster's Dictionary and sent him right back 
out again. But we know he has ideas on his mind. 
Last night he fell asleep at his desk with his head 
in the Ink-well, hie talked in his sleep and bubbled 
out a brainstorm in code. 

We understand he wants to hand out a few 
bouquets to the characters who put this con 
coction together. Well, it's possible- 
Mr. Brinegar is the editor ,and like all editors 
Is never around when you want him. We wish he 
were here now — the floor needs sweeping. Seri- 
ously, though, this book is his child. hHe gave 
birth to It, and man, did he labor! 

We give credit ^o Mr. Wilson for hashing up 
the pictures. If you find your head sticking up 
out of the top cylinder on a PT-22, see him. But 
he knows what he's doing — Sod bless his sweel" 
soul! 

Mr. Althouse Is officially the Associate Edit- 
or. Unofficially we haven't found out yet just 
exactly what he's been doing. But there were 
lots of odds and ends that had to be tied to- 
gether. We hope he didn't use a slip knot. 

Pfc. Moore took the pictures. Right now he 



can take a bow. hlowever, we had to convince 
him that the picture of the staff would be no 
more effective on a tintype than regular film.^ 
He compromised by using a peep-hole camera 
and light from the glow of a cigarette. 

Mr. Gary drew the carttons. Silly, aren't they? 
Any similarity between that horse and a cadet 
is purely coincidental. Still, Mr. Gary swears they 
were both drawn from the same model. 

And all that dope on the graduating class 
was put down by the nimble fingers of Mr. Orval 
Graham. Mr. Graham doesn't claim to be a 
statistician, but give him a name and he'll see that 
you're born, assigned to an occupation, and 
laid away under the sod in a very short time. 

Yours truly Is the Copy Editor. It's about 
time he stopped copying. There's a rumor about 
that they sue for plagiarism In this state. 

Lieutenant Cooper was our advisor, censor, 
and moral support. We are indebted to him for 
the information and help he was able to give us. 

So in parting, gentlemen, may we say that 
if you have any complaints about this book, en- 
ter them under Form I A as a mechanical defect. 
And don't forget the chaplain, gentlemen. Fri- 
day night — seven o'clock — two punches. 



HOW TO FLY A PATTERN 



There's a gust up from placid Elsinore and a 
cross wind from Diamond Valley, but Cadet 
Hesanass doesn't give a damn. He's proved def- 
initely to 651 entering the pattern at A2 that a 
Chandelle can be done under a thousand feet — 
even if it isn't legal. He's over Ryan Field — 
please, a brief moment of silence — and cuts 
neatly into the thousand-foot circle. He moves 
in close, all the better to see the Tee. See? No, 
he doesn't. PT-22's don't have glass bottoms. 
Makes for bad belly landings, so they say. Into 
the side of the pit goes the stick. He follows — 
with full throttle. Always use lots of the salt on 
this hot stuff. She screams, but when he recovers 
he's picked up a Number 7 Tee Setting and lost 
two hundred feet of altitude. Hell, it's bumpy 
out, and with a thermal on your tail and a down- 
draft on your nose, who can stay in one place? 

The Sugar Loaf looms, indecision along with 
it. Do you go to the right or do you go to the 
left? Do you let down around it, in front of it, 
on top of it — or whistle through the Gosport and 
time the echo when it bounces back? He pours 



on the flaps and pretends he didn't see the chunk 
of dirt in the first place. 

That's fine — the Sugar Loaf won't fly into 
him, but from the looks of things that egg to his 
right and that egg overhead are going to be 
scrambled in short order. Two more pumps of 
flaps — drop the nose, drop it, d"op it. drop it, 
you knucklehead! 

The egg on the right closes in. Where's fhe 
one overhead? Where the hell ... A lot of silver 
and yellow go by. Cadet Hesanass finds himself 
with a cockpit full of sticks and pedals and all 
caution is thrown to the winds along with lean 
mixture backfire pouring from the exhaust. 

He wallows out at three hundred feet. Air- 
speed, erratic — altitude, unstable — pulse beat, 
one forty-two — respiration, unmentionable. 

The two eggs are on the flank, holding a for- 
mation with the gods. 

Now It's a matter of judgment. You can turn 
into the downwind soon or you can turn into the 
downwind later. Cadet Hesanass thinks he'll 

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AS HIS INSTRUCTOR 
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AS THE 
MECHANICS SEE HIM.. 



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Continued from preceding page 

make it soon. Later means close formation flying 
with 585 who has overshot and is coming around 
again. He makes a clean turn — clean past ninety 
degrees and over in the direction of Banning. 
But he corrects, with skill and a skid that takes 
him out over the Dairy. 585 is inside him and the 
two eggs are loping to the rear. Now into the 
base leg. Ease it out. Come on now, up with the 
right wing. Up, Hesanass, up! 585 goes into some- 
thing that looks like a spin to the middle. 

There's that matter of flaps and did the Eagle 
say two or three pumps for landings — and where 
is the Key position or where was the Key posi- 
tion and what the hell difference would it make 
anyhow? 585 drops suddenly and wings over 
Into the landing leg. Cadet Hesanass just drops. 
How he got into the landing leg is a point for 
discussion. Some say he careened off a dust dev- 
il, others that he ran Into a cumulonimbus and 
was rejected as unfit for consumption. 

That crosswind from Diamond Valley whispers 
around Hanger I. Wing low — top rudder. Drift- 
ing — hell, who changed the wind? 



His wheels touch and he's on the mat. He 
was. He's now twenty feet in the air. She's stall- 
ing out . . . Dump the nose! WHO'S PUSHING 
THE DAMNED WIND AROUND? Stick back, 
into your lap! Caress it, hug it, don't let it get 
away! 

A breath — a long sigh — and a hell of a lot 
of right rudder. Zoot Suit, a ground loop, you 
should start so sharply! It's a matter of brakes 
and confidence In synthetic rubber. Smell it? 
Stinks, doesn't it? 

But all landings come to an end. That's why 
fences were born. It was 300 feet of new wire — 
form 30268A— Black Market. Now Cadet Hes- 
anass is wearing it for a necklace. 

The Eagle comes out in the crash truck, pours 
himself over the rear pit and gurgles, "Now that's 
not the way to fly an airplane!" 

Cadet Hesanass gives him a moist eye and 
says, "That's right, sir. Those damn Pylon Eights 
stick in my craw like pun'kin seeds back on the 
farm. But never you mind ..." 

Hesanass is in the Infantry. The Eagle is still 
In a delirium. 





DAY ENDS WITH 



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So — like the Arabs — we prefer to fold up 
our tent and steal silently away. It's been a long 
day but it's been a great day. 'We're a pretty 
happy bunch, but right now we'd like to get a 
little serious. As you can see we've just laid an 
egg, and we'd like to be on our way to Basic 
before it hatches. So permit us to get a few 
things off our chest. 

We've enjoyed our stay here — there isn't a 
qrad of Class 43-1 who can't look back and say 
the same thing. We've had plenty of laughs and 



plenty of fun. But more important we've been 
flying — we've been learning how to fly. We've 
gone through checks and a lot of us have gone 
through a warm corner of hell — but we made it. 
In spots it's been a little tough — so is the steak 
sometimes. But we've all gotten around those 
things, in a manner peculiar to cadets only. 

So, as a parting reminder. If you will report 
to the chaplain not later than two hours before 
train time, you will receive two punches on your 
T. S. Ticket. 

Goodnight, fellows. 




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Of mii/htv eiit/iiies, skyiKiirJ zanij'iiuj 
.hid seen the flush ,is z^iiu/ c/iiiis ehant 
Their soiicj of death, and aiujels suniing. 

From the eoekpit of a Fortress 
Smiliiuj as in\ phones respond 
To each command to battle stations 
To each zeint/man, jasl be\ond. 

Fie seen stricken, upturned faces 
Blasted into shapeless flesh, 
Felt the thud of bullets tearinc/ 
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From Java sliores l<> bleak .ittu 
Tlir/i searimj heal a)id piercinc/ cold 
Fve flo-:i)i and foiujlit and died leith them 
Fve laiiijhed ziitb them, the youni/ t/roivn old. 

The eyes that see these feats aren't mine, 
A or are the cars that hear; 
.\ot mine the hand that grips the stick. 
Not mine, the joy and fear. 

For I am but a movim/ coq 

II lin.^e patience, leork, and s-zcearinc/ 
Instilled in them the kno-zi, the ho-zc, 
They had the guts and darimj. 

But ■zi-hen thex fix dozen Tokio's streets r 
Or lake off for Berlin, 

III be there, silent and unseen, 
My men and I , zee' II rcv'w. 

By lI'iHiam P. Sloan, Captain, .IC 



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Introducing A/C SADZAK, H. P., as he stands 
Reveille. In the following pages you will see him 
as he nnakes his way laboriously through a Ryan 
Cadet's routine day. 



CONTACT 43-J 




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We, the class of 43-J, as those who have 
gone before us and those who are to follow, have 
but one purpose. 

We are all training to become cool, effi- 
cient killers. It's not a pleasant thought — Nor 
is It pleasant business, but we all know that it is 
the only means by which we can win back the 
peace we all so highly value. Our enemy is cruel, 
merciless, and unrelenting — To whip them we 
must be equally as merciless and unrelenting. 
We're faced with a dirty job. 

To the speedy, successful completion of that 
job we dedicate this Contact. 



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For the benefit of those who are wondering what the BT's are like, I always say, "If 
you can drive a Chevrolet, you can drive a Cadillac." Conne to think of it, a Cadillac 
is easier to drive. That's the comparison between BT's and PT's. 

Continue to lend your every effort to further develop your technique and judgment 
in flying, to further increase your knowledge of ground school subjects, to further pro- 
mote your physical fitness and to further develop the character traits necessary in a military 
pilot, that you may more efficiently carry the cannon, by air, to the far flung enemy ter- 
ritories. 

I wish to express my own appreciation and to convey the appreciation of all other 
members of the post for the splendid spirit of cooperation displayed by Class 43-J. 

WILLIAM I. FERNALD, 

Major, Air Corps, Commanding 




As Connmandant of Cadets, Lt. Mullen gets to Icnow ail of the 
boys who stray from the straight and narrow, but rarely does he 
have the opportunity to meet all of the Eager Beavers and know 
them the way he would like to. No doubt he's thought of turning 
the erring lads over to Colonel Rocket O'Toole and devoting his 
own time to cultivating the less spirited cadets — anyway, it's a 
thought in these days of meat rationing. 

Seriously, Lt. Mullen seems to have been well prepared for 
his always interesting but somewhat thankless position as Com- 
mandant of Cadets at the 5th A.A.F.F.T.D. A native of Atlanta, 
Georgia, he attended the Georgia Military Academy, Emory 
University and the University of Arizona before embarking on a 
career with the New York Stock Exchange, his office being In 
Beverly Hills. California. 

Surf riding, his convertible Buick and aforementioned Rocket 
O'Toole are his favorite subjects, AND — Eager Beavers. Lt. Mul- 
len thinks this Post is full of the latter and it pleases him. It 
pleases us, too. 



LT. WALKER P. MULLEN 
Commandant of Cadets 



ARMY 




CAPTAIN B. A. PEETERS, Intelligence and Public Relations Officer, was Commandant of 
Cadets before he took a little trip down Texas way. Ryan acquired him In June of '42 and 
during or since that trip. Capt. Peeters has acquired three items of note, namely; I) Train- 
ing at the Commandant's School af Randolph Field; 2) Another silver bar; and 3) 
"Schnapps", a dachshund that does NOT belie his name. 

CAPTAIN JAMES H. ARTHUR, a native of South Dakota, is a new officer in charge of 
the Army Supply Depot, hie's been in the army since 1924 and has been stationed at many 
fields, including March, McClellan. Hamilton, and now Ryan Field. Hawaii (twice), Bur- 
bank and San Bernardino also added to his experience which is undoubtedly standing him 
in good stead In his present position as Engineering and Supply Officer. Inspection and 
Maintenance of all Army items here also occupies his time. Married and living in San 
Bernardino, Capt. Arthur likes Hemet — Hemet Is sure to like him. 

LIEUT. KARL F. KOENIG is the Adjutant. He doesn't tell all he knows, and being the 

Adjutant, he must know quite a bit — that's why he's the Adjutant. He graduated from the 
University of California and was associated with the Bank of America for twelve years in 
the Bay Region in a supervisory capacity. Lt. Koenig came to Ryan in October of 1 942, 
is married and has two children. 

LIEUT. JAMES W. WILLIAMS, Assistant Commandant of Cadets, is also a new officer 

at Ryan. He was with Lubbock Flying School for ten months before attending Officer's 
Candidate School in Miami, graduating from the latter in March, 1943. Lt. Williams is 
married and Is ai Commandant's School at Randolph Field in his home state of Texas. 



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ADMINISTRATION 



LIEUT. KARL C. REEDY Is the Assistant Adjutant, Personnel Officer, Finance Officer and 
holds down some ten other jobs in his spare time. Born in Virginia. Lt. Reedy graduated 
from Emory and hienry College where he was quite an athlete from all reports. After 
teaching school, coaching football, and being a salesman, he enlisted In the Army in 1941. 
His last post before Miami was Sheppard Field, where he became a technical Sergeant. 
After graduating from O.C.S. in January of this year. Lt. Reedy was sent to Hemet. He's 
married and his favorite pastime is digging divots every Sunday — EVERY Sunday. 

LIEUT. HERBERT GOLDBERG Is Captain Arthur's Assistant In the Army Supply Depct. 
He was a lawyer in Philadelphia suburb, J en Ic in town by name, before April, 1 942. He 
ciiaduated from Miami December 9, and has been stationed at Sacramento. San Bernar- 
dino and now at Ryan, since May. Lt. Goldberg has put his stamp of approval on Hemet 
to the extent that he would like to remain here. 

ME'lT. CLARENCE L. MELHORN is one of our new Tactical Officers and hails from Mr. 
Willkie's neighborhood — Connorsvllle. Indiana to be exact. Stationed In Illinois and later 
at Bakersncld, he went to Miami last July; then Vlctorville before coming to Ryan this 
May. Lt. Melhorn litces all sports. Including baslcetball and sprained ankles. Favorite pastime: 
Co bin ln:;pection. Favorite peeve: lack of social activities In Hemet. 

i.lH'JT. KENNETH W. CLUFF Is the other new Tactical Officer assigned to watch over us 
and guide us. From the Mormon State, he came to Sunny California and the Bank of 
America in Oceanslde. He was a Staff Sergeant In Heavy Bombardment before going to 
O.C.S. last December. After graduating from Miami, he was sent to Williams Field (is 
Adjutant. Lt. Cluff joined us in Hemet in May. He's single, lives in San Bernardino with 
his family. He likes riding, swimming and like Lt. Melhorn, bemoans the lack of social 
life In Hemet. 





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Wing Commander..... A^C Anderson, Chas. F., Jr. 

Wing Adjutant A/C Baker, R. H. 

Wing Sergeant Major A^C Leen, R. E. 

Wing Supply Officer. A/C Gillette, W. G. 

CADET 
OFFICERS 



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Group Commander A/C Lionberger, S. D. 

Group Supply Sergeant ; A/C Canaday, J. D. 

Group Sergeant Major A/C Denti, V. E. 





Group f 
Officers 



SQUADRONS 

I, II, III, IV 

OFFICERS 




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SQUADRON I.- — Squadron Commander Johnston, J. C. 

I st Sergeant Marsh, Dave 

SQUADRON II.— Squadron Commander Lemly, W. H. 

1st Sergeant Long. R. W. 

SQUADRON III.— Squadron Commander Harris. G. L. 

I st Sergeant Koester. F. H. 

SQUADRON IV.— Squadron Commander Arthur, S. F. 

I st Sergeant Golladay, T. M. 




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Officers 




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Group Commander. . . . 
Group Supply Sergeant. 
Group Sergeant Major. 



. Fulstone, R. S. 
-Pries, Hiller A. 
-Solberg, H. L. 




SQUADRON V. — Squadron Commander Allison, R. T. 

I st Sergeant Watson, J. T. 

SQUADRON VI. — Squadron Commander Tappan, E. 

1st Sergeant Campagna, G. A., DeLarge, Richard 

SQUADRON VII.— Squadron Commander Schill. J. S. 

I st Sergeant Garrett, L. 

SQUADRON VIII.— Squadron Commander Belcher, E. W. 

I st Sergeant Beverly, F. 




SQUADRONS 

V, VI, VII, VIII 

OFFICERS 



FLYING OFFICERS 




CAPT. B. F. HAZELTON 



CAPT. VERNER H. MURDOCK 



CAPT. WM. P. SLOAN 



LT. L. B. CASTRO 



LT. CHARLES MOHLER 



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Director 
Flying 



ADIOS TO CLASS 43-J 

During your brief stay at Ryan, you have mastered the pri- 
mary fundamentals that lead you to achieve your ultimate 
goal. Your instructors have endeavored in every way to 
impart their knowledge to you, that you may be fitted for 
your more advanced phases of training. The spirit and en- 
thusiasm with which Class 43-J has met the many trials and 
problems in Primary are sincerely appreciated, as evidence 
of ultimate success in meeting the bigger trials and problems 
of the future. Those of us who stay behind will always be 
with you in thought and in spirit, and it with with hearty wish- 
es for happy landings that we say Adios to Class 43-J. 

PAUL E. WILCOX, 
Wing Commander. 



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RICHARD HUFFMAN 



CHARLES EVANS 






Squadron 
One 



DEAN LAKE 




LEFT TO RIGHT, Top Row: J. C. Rinehart, R. C. Schumann. H. L Bowen, J. C. Matson, L. F. Roethal. Center 
Row: J. L. Newton. W. H. Kopeinig. C. W. Dunker, J. T. Kerby, J. S. Gaddis. Bottom Row: M. G. McGuire, 
A. S. PIrot, L A. Stater. J. M. Mamyzick. 




DONALD W. AKERS 
Oakland, California 

RICHARD L ALLEN 
Carlton, Oregon 

CHARLES F. ANDERSON, JR. 
Ontario, California 



SAMUEL F. ARTHUR 

San Francisco, California 

RANDOLPH H. ASPINWALL 
Santa Barbara, California 

RAYMOND E. AUSTIN 
Sixteen, Montana 



SANFORD BAILEY 

Los Angeles, California 

EVERETT E. BARNES 
Wichita, Kansas 

FLOYD A. BLAIR 
Sidney, Montana 



JOHN D. CANADAY 
Coalinga, California 

ROBERT CARPENTER 
Seattle, Washington 

JACK M. COALE 

Stockton, California 



JOSEPH R. COZINE 

Tacoma, Washington 

PAUL M. DANA 

Cut Bank, Montana 

ROBERT A. DEAN 

Yakima, Washington 




JOSEPH E. DE COITO 

Santa Maria, California 

VICTOR E. DENTI 

Inglewood. California 

HEINZ W. DENTLEFSEN 
Manning, Iowa 



GORDON L DOOLITTLE 
Portland, Oregon 

MILLARD W. DU BOSE 

San Francisco, California 

JOHN W. EASTERLING 
Camarillo, California 



HAROLD W. EBBETT 
Sandpoint, Idaho 

MERLE T. ELLSWORTH 
Portland, Oregon 

DUANE M. FERRY 
Portland, Oregon 



EDWIN J. FILLIPOW 

Long Beach, California 

PAUL E. FOX 

Los Angeles, California 

GENE F. FREIBERGER 
Oakland, California 



DAVID M. FRY 

Los Angeles, California 

LEROY E. GATES 

Fortuna, California 

HARRY W. GIBBS, Jr. 
Portland, Oregon 




WILLARD G. GILLETTE 
Homewood, Kansas 

KENNETH O. GITHENS 
Portland, Oregon 

HARRY G. GLOVER 

Los Angeles, California 



DEAN C. GOFF 

Los Angeles, California 

TIBBS M. GOLLADAY 
Maypearl. Texas 

NOLAND A. GRANZOW 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 



CARROLL F. GRENIA 

Washougal, Washington 

STANLEY A. GRIFITHS 
Seatlle, Washington 

ROBERT C. GROUT 
Coloma, California 



HUNTINGTON S. GRUENING 
Juneau, Alaska 

WILLIAM E. GUYER 
Riverside, California 

PAUL J. HALSTEAD 

San Pedro, California 



C. F. KLOSS 

Montclair. New Jersey 

ROBERT F. HAMMERICH 
Parlier, California 

DEAN F. HANSEN 

St. Paul, Minnesota 







CAPTAIN FRANCIS L FORT 
Statesville, North Carolina 

2ND LT. WAYNE E. COMMENT 
Ft. Wayne, Indiana 

FRANK J. HOGAN 

San Francisco, California 



CHARLES L. HARMAN 
Salt Lake City, Utah 

GLYNN L. HARRIS 
Belton, Texas 

ROGER M. HARVEY 

Santa Paula, California 



BERNARD D. HEICHELBECH 
Jasper, Indiana 

DONALD G. HELLIER 
Aptos, California 

CARL J. HENNIGER 
Portland, Oregon 




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Squadron 
Two 



LES MERGENTHAL 




LEFT TO RIGHT, Top Row: R. M. I.undgre. P. Bala, '<. W. Saupp, E. L. Neal. Center Row: K. D. Moore, E. W. 
Kinzel, E. V. Sheely, M. W. Taylor. Bottom Row: J. J. Bryan. M. D. McLean, Venable. 



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LYLE W. BURRY 

Scottsbluff, Nebraska 

WILLIAM A. HOWARD 
Fresno, California 

MARK S. HUGHES 

Long Beach, California 



ALFRED R. HUPP 
Marshall, Missouri 

MAURICE A. JANUARY 

San Francisco. California 

JOHN P. JARMAN 

Oakland, California 



LLOYD G. JOHNSON 

Bellingham, Washington 

JAMES C. JOHNSTON 
Helena, Arkansas 

WAYNE E. KENDALL 

Centralia, Washington 



JAMES L. KILMER 

Spokane, Washington 

PHILIP C. KJELMYR 

Leeds, North Dakota 

HAROLD M. KLOPPING 
Toledo, Ohio 



JOHN W. KNIGHT 

Redwood City, California 

FREDERICK H. KOESTER 
New Holland, Illinois 

NORMAN KRASNOW 
Brooklyn, New York 




FREDERICK J. KUSHERA, JR. 
Whit+ier, California 

JAMES R. LANG 

San Diego. California 

CLEMENT P. LASHA 

Red Lake Falls, Minnesota 



BRUCE E. LARSON 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

RAYMOND L. LaPIERRE 
Scobey, Montana 

LYLE M. LEAVITT 

Long Beach, California 



ROBERT E. LEEN 

Oakland, California 

WILLIAM H. LEMLEY 
Waterloo, Iowa 

GEORGE D. LIONBERGER 
Lincoln, Nebraska 



KENNETH B. LLOYD 

Santa Ana, California 

DONALD J. LOGSLEET 
Spokane, Washington 

ROY W. LONG 

Whittier, California 



RICHARD J. LOUGHEAD 
San Francisco, California 

MYRON M. LOYETT 
Troy, Illinois 

EARL B. LUDWICK 

Downey, California 




LEROY LUTZ 

Lincoln, Nebraska 

JAMES O. LUX 

Waseca, Minnesota 

ROBERT E. McDANIEL 
Evansvllle, Indiana 



DONALD L. MADOLE 
Dows, Iowa 

CHARLES F. MALONE 

Little Falls, New York 

DAVE MARSH 

Alameda, California 



MAX R. MILLER 
Dexter, Missouri 

BENJAMIN H. MOON 
Nashville, Tennessee 

DENVER C. MOORE 
Madera, California 



WILLIAM R. PATTERSON 
Hot Springs, Arkansas 

RAY P. PAULSON 

St. Joseph , Missouri 

QUENTIN S. PAVLOCK 

Barnesboro, Pennsylvania 



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DOUGLAS K. PEARSON 
Oakland, California 

GEORGE S. SCHAUNAMAN 
Aberdeen, South Dakota 

THOMAS W. STIERNA 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 




1ST LT. WILLIAM B. DOUGLAS 
Fort Worth, Texas 








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WILLIAM SCHEIFELE 



Squadron 
Five 




LEFT TO RIGHT, Top Row: S. D. Rehwald, R. C. Managh, R. D. Chadwlck, J. E. Wright, Peter Hoffman. 
Center Row: A. T. Flickinger, E. M. tHead, R. O. Brewer, W. C. Bouck, J. C. Grady. Bottom Row: W. G. Lovell. 
S. J. Botosh, Wald, Hagburg, Art Joel, Vltory. 




JOHN W. 


ACKLEY 




Athens 


, Ohio 




WILLIAM 


L. ALLEN 




San Francisco, California 


RALPH T. 


ALLISON 




Aritadc 


ilphle, Arkansas 



ARTHUR W. ARNETT 
Berrien Springs, Michigan 

LOUIS F. ATZEL 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

RICHARD H. BAKER 

West Palm Beach, Florida 



JACK BARRY 

Hollywood, California 

HAROLD R. BECKES 
Vlncennes, Indiana 

PETER B. BEERS 

Covington, Kentucky 



RAYMOND R 


. BENHAM 


Alma. 


Arkansas 


WILLIAM 


D. 


BLADES 


Berkel 


ey, 


California 


DONALD 


C. 


BLAYLOCK 


Santa 


Pau 


la, California 



FREDRICK 
San D 


R. 

ileg 


BRADY 
0, California 


CHARLES 
Dallas, 


R. BUSBEE 
Texas 


HERMAN 
Milwai 


F. 
ikee 


BUSSEE 

, Wisconsin 




STEPHEN A. BUTKEVICH 

South Boston. Massachusetts 

GEORGE A. CAMPAGNA 
Berlin, New Hampshire 

JOHN D. CAMPBELL 
Boston, Massachusetts 



WILLIAM G. COBB 

Birmingham, Michigan 

PETER J. COLT 

New York City, New York 

THOMAS L. COMBS 

Emmitsburg, Maryland 



CHARLES L. CRUMRINE 
Akron, Ohio 

THOMAS G. ELLIOT 
Pilot Rock, Oregon 

ROBERT S. FULSTONE 
Fresno, California 



MAX L. HARMAN 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

ROGER A. HOVDEN 
Winona, Minnesota 

ORAS U. KANERVA 

Cloquet, Minnesota 



DONALD H. KAUFMAN 
Sioux City, Iowa 

ROGER G. LaPIERRE 
Scoby, Montana 

JACK LIEBLEIN 

New York City, New York 




WILLIAM L McSOUGH 
Bluff Springs, Florida 

CHARLES A. NORBY 

San Francsico, California 

MILES E. PARMELY 
Grant Park, Illinois 



NICHOLAS 


G. PLACKIS 


Flushing 


, New York 


GORDON ( 


Z. PRELLER 


New H 


aven, Connecflcuf 


HILLER A. 


PRIES 


Jackson, 


Michigan 



CLEON W. RAESE, JR. 
Davis, West Virginia 

RAYMOND E. SANTMYER 
Scottdale, Pennsylvania 

NEAL A. SCHLOSSER 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 



DONALD L. SMITH 

Chicago, California 

STANLEY SMITH 

Los Angeles, California 

JENNINGS B. TEAL 

McFarlan, North Carolln.! 



GEORGE V. THOMPSON 
Homewood, lltlnols 

FRANK W. VEAZIE, JR. 

Needham, Massachusetts 

JOHN T. WATSON 

East Alton, Illinois 




1ST LT. THOMAS F. GALLAGHER 
New York, New York 

2ND LT. JOHN F. COOPER 
Carrollton, Texas 

ROBERT W. WYNN 

Inglewood. California 



ROBERT K. PORTER, JR. 
Sherman, Texas 




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LEFT TO RIGHT, Top Row: J. Hawn, B. Nance. F. Albright, J. E. Hart. Center Row: T. Fredrlcks. D. Stratton, 
H. Hawn, E. Dimock. Bottom Row: J. Mathews, E. Sturdivant, F. DuBois. 




WILLIAM H. ALLEN 

Torrance, California 

ROBERT C. ANERS 

Seattle, Washington 

RICHARD M. ASPLUND 

Betlengham, Washington 



EDWARD L. BAHN 

Georgetown, Delaware 

EDWIN W. BELCHER 

Los Angeles, California 

JOHN W. BELL 

Pittsburg, California 



VINCENT BURG 

Long Beach, California 

BILLY J. BURNAP 

Touchet, Washington 

FADON G. CARDAMENIS 
Los Angeles, California 



RUSSELL W. CONNER 
Harrah, Oklahoma 

GORDON R. CRAM 
Detroit, Michigan 

JAMES W. CHURCH 
DeQueen, Arkansas 



FLOYD D. DARBY, JR. 

Healdsburg. California 

RICHARD A. DAVIS 

New Martinsville, West Virginia 

RICHARD DeLARGE 

Los Angeles, California 




RICHARD M. FRIZZLE 
Lake Orfon, Michigan 

ESTA GEBERT 

Petersburg, Michigan 

JAMES J. GIBBONS 
Ogden, Utah 



MARVIN K. GIBSON 
Upland, California 

GEORGE W. GOBLE 
Honolulu, T. H. 

RICHARD W. KING 
Perry, Iowa 



VERNON R. KREGER 
Tacoma, Washington 

CHARLES E. LOWE 

Conneautvllle, Pennsylvania 

PAUL M. LYTTLE 
Topelta, Kansas 



ROBERT L 


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cADOO, JR. 


Overtc 


in. 


Texas 


CHARLES 


G. 


MORRIS 


Camp 


Verde, Arizona 


NORMAN 


O. 


PECK 


Tulsa, 


OH 


lahoma 



JOHN W. PETERSEN 
Caldwell, Idaho 

FRANCIS J. QUINN 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

WILLIAM H. SCHAEFER 
Chicago, Illinois 




JOHN SCHILL 

Los Angeles, California 

KENNETH E. SIMS 
Dayton, Ohio 

HENRY L. SOLBERG 

Jamestown, North Dalcota 



GEORGE W. SPOERKE 
Cleveland, Ohio 

WARREN E. STANFORD 
Randlett, Oklahoma 

LINCOLN H. STETSON 
Oakland, California 



1ST LT. JOHN H. STEVENS 
Rush, New York 

IVAN P. WOODBURN 
Ogden, Utah 

LAWRENCE K. ZELIADT 
Norwalk, Iowa 



1ST LT. HENRY C. LEWIS 
Centerville, Maryland 




DISPATCHERS 



HAROLD A. SMITH 



HELEN HASLAM 



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GERTRUDE PARKER 





PARACHUTE 
LOFT 



Introducing our friends the Parachute riggers — those upon 
whom our lives depend in the event that at any time we are 
forced to "hit the silk." 

Our chutes are the best available and receive the finest 
possible care. Each chute is opened, inspected, cleaned, and 
repacked no less than every sixty days. No flaw, however 
minute, slips by the sharp eyes of these riggers- — no detail 
is too small for their consideration. 




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WITHOUT APOLOGIES TO CA- 
DETS— "SILKY" KILMER AND 
"CATAPILLER" CABRERA. 




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NOTES FROM THE 
MISSING LINK 

Army pilots are commended for 
their observance of the axiom, 
"Never give up the ship until the last 
hope is exhausted and the last drop 
of fuel gone — Regardless of wea- 
ther." In practice this is made pos- 
sible only through the use of instru- 
ment and radio navigation. 

Much of the training for instru- 
ment flying is done through the use 
of the link trainer. A safe way to 
guide the development of your 
training on the ground where mis- 
takes will not cost lives or equip- 
ment. We have yet to lose a pilot 
In a link trainer. 

You gentlemen of 43-J have com- 
pleted your elementary training in 
instrument flying. You still have m'i'h 
to learn. 

We of Ryan Field LINK TRAINER 
DEPARTMENT wish you the best of 
luck in your future training. We know 
that when you receive your wings 
you will be good instrument, as well 
as good contact pilots. 

The Flying Blind Ducks, 
LINK TRAINER DEPT. 
Ryan Field, htemet, Calif. 




LINK TRAINER 





Left to Right: Wolfolk, Landry, Bristol, Pierce, Raine, Pennell, Kee3ee 



GROUND SCHOOL 



From the "experienced pilot" of ten or fifteen hours who went into 
combat during World War I to the well schooled fighting airman of today 
is a long step. 

It is no longer enough for a pilot to be proficient in the mechanics 
of flying the plane. With the terrific increases in range, speed, power, 
etc., he must not only be able to "fly by the seat of his pants" but also 
have a usable knowledge of Engines, Weather, Navigation, Theory of 
Flight, and innumerable other phases of this ever more complicated 
profession. 

For the importing of this knowledge to its embryo-airmen the Air 
Corps ground school program has been designed — Just another phase 
of training in developing the world's finest pilots for the world's greatest 
air force. Great care has been taken in the choosing of competent men 
to train cadets. These men have saved lives by their teaching and through 
it will save many more — Possibly some of our own group. 

To quote Mr. Landry: "Some of this stuff is dry as hell . . . but be- 
lieve me, if and when you do need it you'll need it bad." 





"GROUND SCHOOL" 




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A salute to Lieutenants Cooper and Wineinger — We've all cursed 
them as slave drivers but we ail realize that we owe them nothing but 
praise for their direction of our physical training. Their job of building 
strong bodies and alert nervous systems to successfully withstand the 
rigors of combat is being well done. 

However, in a cadet's enthusiasm for his physical development a 
variety of bruises and abrasions are at times sustained. In such an event 
they immediately become the charges of Lts. hlutchlnson and Breathour. 
Day and night these gentlemen are on call to administer aid and comfort 
to the ailing. Our thanks to them. 



SAWBONES 




LT. B. B. HUTCHINSON 




LT. L J. BREATHOUR 




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LEFT TO RIGHT, Bottom Row: K. I. Williams, C. R. Simonson. M. Klein, A. W. Bailey, H. G. Hiqhtower, R. O. Douglas, D. Dixon, J. F. Hums, 
P. O. Fowler, W. P. Gebhardt, C. F. Galles, E. G. Peterson, A. E. Janacek, J. A. Homesley. Second Row: W. D. Handy, C. A. Dennis, B. J. 
Halley, L E. Gilbert, O. I. Aal, B. C. Hoyle, C. E. Kingsbury, J. J. Brady, H. E. Hardgrave, J. O. Edmonds, H. G. Keeler, C. N. Estes, 
H. D. Hillman, L. J. Laubaugh, R. J. Keough, W. B. Bayless. Third Row: H. T. Lin, F. W. Hunter, A. S. Hover Jr., D. J. Armand, W. Mowbray, 
H. B. Crandall Jr., J. L. Jones, R. W. Hester, M. W. Boileter, M. R. Baggett, W. D. Ellmaker, R. M. Flake. J. Davidson. J. A. Fox, M. M. 
Brewer. Top Row: J. T. Sullivan, H. E. Harvey, J. W. Farris, L. S. Castillo, F. Davison, J. Allen Jr., H. E. Heywood, C. A. Henderson, A. Hoode- 
check. W. A. Jones, P. A. Mertens, K. W. Silvius, D. R. Daines. 

SQUADRON FOUR 



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LEFT TO RIGHT, Bottom Row: R. J. Mullenberg. C. O, Laughlin, S. T. Douglass Jr., D. B. Arndt, J. E. Coleman. E. Tashjian. G. Mikels, 
C. K. Baker. E. W. Garrett, J. Dobson, D. A. Dalton, F. D. Harper, C. J. Hanford. M. Becker. Second Row: S, L. Joekel Jr., E. Dickens. 
R. A. Feeris, J. D. Bowen, E. M. Kelly, W. R. Jones, R. Tack. J, W. Hunnicutt, J. A. Couch, W. E. Duncan, W. R. Henderson. E. W. Dearborn, 
R. V. Meyne, M. E. Hlghtower, T. E. Biankenbhip, G. Browning. Third Row: J. H. Haydsn, D. W. Hamaker. E. R. Cazedessus. J. H. Erncli. 
J. F. Kinney. R. Hubbell, E. L. Hopkins, C. A. Gray. W. H. Ivins, R. F, Kerrick, J, H, Crow, J. G. Glenn, R. O. Turner, P. Kasak, D. A. David. 
Top Row: A. M. Franusich, W. H. Hinich, H. S. Heath. R. E. Ehrmann, J. M. Spratt, E. C. Oden, T. G, McGuire, F. N. Halm, M. R. Wood, 
B. M. Wood, B. M. Brooks, W. H. Hehn, W. N. Aldridge, D. R. Hettema. 



SQUADRON SEVEN 




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LEFT TO RIGHT, Bottom Row: L. R. Garrett, L F. Cwikla. J. L. Hoiden, E. D. McCarver, R. B. Hayhurst, J. C. Griggs, R. B. Hicks. A. A. DI- 
Falco, D. J. Arnold, W. F. Elkins Jr., B. P. Craig, J. A. Cummings, E. G. Block. J. Colwell, K. T. Ericksen, J. W. Guerrero. Second Row: C. H. 
Kizer, C. H. Hohnstein, R. L. Heiden, M. F. Eskew Jr.. J. H. Hemighaus. R. W. Morlan, H. G. Pashkowski, R. H. Danekas, A. P. Kimble. 
R. I. Ellsworth. L. R. First. B. F. Freeman, H. Levine, J. E. Alleman. R. O. Dodds, J. D. Davis. Third Row: R. Harris, C. A. Johnson. M. J. Dunn. 
C. W. Buntin. J. M. Maguire Jr.. C. Bird. R. W. Hildebrandt, E. L Hannah, F. P. Kasworm. F. R. Kales. R. Jackson. T. West. G. E. Hamann, 
W. M. Boyd. T. C. Bryant. M. M. Stallinqs. Top Row: J. W. Schwarzrock, L. K. Home. E. W. Newton Jr., T. Wright, I. L. Ball, W. V. Henderson, 
J. B. Delapoer. J. L. Kennedy. H. L. Kordsmeier. W. C. Ockoskis, P. A. Lauchtand. 



SQUADRON EIGHT 



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LEFT TO RIGHT. Bottom Row: G. W. Donaldson. B. Evans. J. E. Huff, G. A. Kimmet. W. A. Moeller. E. H. Fontenot, B. 
T. H. Bradshaw. J. C. Ebbe. E. M. Hoitz. D. R. Jacobs. H. R. Ellis, F. Hartsook. Second Row: J. Delmasso, B. B. 
R. E. HartI, J. L. Darrow, D. G. Byrd. G. B. Craigo. P. C. Patterson, I. F. Helms, R. L. Cake, D. Ferguson, J. C. Bacon 
H. D. Gay. J. L Kenyon. Third Row: K. H. Markham, R. C. Morrison, D. L. Barber. W. E. Tiffany, F. L. Heaton, J. H 
A. G. Helding. M. K. Hamilton, A. W. Hannon. E. M. House. P. C. Boatright. H. W. Craemer. E. Lassak, F. Beverly. 
J. G. Kenworthy, R. L. Shipman, T. K. Hill, H. R. French, P. J. Reioux, O. H. Hall, R. A. Kieran. R. L. Daggett, R. J. 
W. E. Stewart. 



. L. Disbrow, C. 


F. Dillon, 


Ericson, R. W. 


Sprague. 


, J. O. Davis, C. 


V. Bovee. 


. Higbee, J. C. 


Handley, 


Top Row: E. B. 


Herbert, 


Hartman, T. D 


. Barnett. 





■RETREAT" 




CONTACT STAFF 



EDITOR _ _ A/C J. M. COALE 

ASSOCIATE EDITOR, A/C E. R. FERGUSON 

ART EDITOR _. A/C G. L. HARRIS 

PHOTOGRAPHIC LAYOUTS A/C 0. J. HENNIGER 



CARTOONISTS 



A/C J. W. KNIGHT 
A/C K. B. LLOYD 



COVER LETTERING A/C M. L. HARMON 

COPY A/C 0. F. ANDERSON 

PHOTOGRAPHER _ CPL. EARL MOORE 

ADVISOR LT. ROY D. COOPER 







The end of the day, 

Sadzak's hit the hay; 
He dreams )w doubt of Basic. 



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Keumcn 

Todax, I flt'tv over fields green as lioine, and I called 
il home; for zvliat valley is not just like the one zee left 
behind f On each side there zvere mountains zvhich forever 
reached into the sky zvith the majesty of some great cathedra!, 
and overhead moved the clouds, cold and silent. Even the 
sound of my engine seemed to fade a-zcay, and I zvas lost i:> 
the silence of space. Ahead of me long shafts of sunlight 
speared their way through the overcast and bathed the aarth 
zvith their brilliance. My cathedral zvas complete. ^ Q A t 

Perhaps it zvas the zvind in the struts and the zvhir of 
the prop, but I heard voices as I climbed for the sun. I zi-as 
alone, and I sazv no one for miles. Yet, I heard them singing 
zcith all the richness and glory of a great Amen. I became 
afraid, but the light drezv me to it as a moth is drazvn to a 
flame. The greatness of the singing filled every part of my 
being and I could not turn back. 

Out of the brilliance zchich danced on my cozvling there 
came tzvo shadozvs, and the shadozvs moved like men. I threv: 
back my goggles and rubbed my eyes. They zvere stopped 
710ZV, zvatching me approach, yet I never could completely 
reach them. I knezv the tall one at once, and I zvanted to call 
out to him, but I dared not. 

He smiled. He had alzvays let that slozv thoughtful 
grin creep across his deeply tanned face. His cap was cocked 
jauntily over one eye, and his flight jacket hung open and 
loose. By his side stood his instructor, the inevitable Gosporl 
tube in his hand. 

They zvaved, and, cjuietly as they had come they turned 
find 7c-alkrd a-nay. 



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Sqdn. 2, Ryan Field, 6-9-43 



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OUR PRIME PURPOSE 



While this magazine is dedicated, in all 
seriousness, to the humorous side of cadet 
lift, the editors of Contact feel that a note 
of reminder regarding the global war and 
its total destructiveness should be directed 
for assimilation by 43-K. It is the hope of 
the Editors that this foreword, confined 
to one page, be not necessarily taken light- 
ly, for though it is short in content, it takes 
in the prime purpose of our training — to 
carry the gun to the enemy and destroy 
him wherever he is found. 

We've heard the stories of Japanese 
atrocities; how they callously slaughtered 
captured American fliers under a misguid- 
ed delusion that it would "frighten" us in- 
to refraining from raining bombs on Hi- 
rohito and his puppets, the Japanese Diet. 

FAR FROM BEING WON 

We know of the hluns from previous 
wars, of the Italians and how they were 
hoodwinked by the Pouting Pigeon, Mus- 
solini; we've learned by now from casualty 
lists, loss of loved ones, and bitter defeats, 
that this war is a long way from being won. 
That because we are on the offensive now 
is no indication that victory will soon fol- 
low. 

Most of us realize that hliter, by short- 
ening his lines, will be fighting on an in- 
terior defense line, will be a harder nut to 
crack as a result. That while Russia is hold- 
ing her own, and In some instances beating 
the hHun at his own game, Germany still 
holds far too much Russian territory to 
make for security, that the Wermacht, 
despite losses, is still a formidable fight- 
ing machine. 



ALLIED PRODUCTION UP 

Yet, we also know that combined Allied 
production is topping the Axis output; we 
are heartened by news of newer and bet- 
ter fighting planes, armament and the up- 
ping of supply ship construction. 

Thus, we have left but one thing to con- 
sider; the backbone of every army, navy 
or air force, YOU and I. What is our job? 

Answer. Killing. Our one supreme pur- 
pose in this training is to become better, 
more efficient killers than the enemy. Cold- 
blooded thought, yes, but we are now en- 
gaged in a war which history has never 
seen. The international code of warfare, 
formulated by a group of men who knew 
war was inevitable under present world 
conditions, yet tried to make it more de- 
cent, if that were possible, has been thrown 
overboard. Its dog eat dog, no quarter, no 
chivalry. Its bestial, animal-like slaughter; 
life was never more valueless than today. 

BECOME RUTHLESS KILLERS 

That idea was formulated and conceived 
by the Axis powers, a horde of ruthless 
killers who knew a .45 calibre slug could 
silence a voice of protest more quickly than 
the democratic process of free speech and 
justice. 

Our only hope, then, is to become ruth- 
less killers, automatons without conscience, 
with one obsession, find the enemy and 
do him to death. 

To that purpose then, 43-K and all those 
classes to follow must pledge their lives. 
Until peace has been restored to the world, 
and the populations of the enemy countries 
re-educated to the Democratic way of 
life, we must be killers without mercy. 

To fight this fire, which threatens to con- 
sume us, we need fire. 




MAJOR WILLIAM I. FERNALD 

The pilot's idea of a pilot could well be the summary 
of Major William I. Fernald. Most of the time a cadet's 
birdseye view of the Major is when he greases that BT in 
for a sweet landing. 

Key to the commanding officer's character is cadet 
welfare. First day's speech is full of "keep your wife away 
from Hemet. You'll fly better." Two weeks later at retreat. 
"Tuesday night the Major's wife will hold a meeting of cadet 
wives to arrange for closer cooperation." See what we 
mean? 

Sincerity is written all over him. He rur.i this post with 
the ability of a true-born executive, hie's earned the cadet's 
respect for he'll go all the way for a Gc'dqct every Hrrit;. 



LT. WALKER P. MULLEN 

One thing the Commandant of Cadets is happy about. 
A former stock-broker. Lt. Mullen is used to the unpredict- 
able. With several hundred cadets to look after, his military 
life Is no different from the civilian side. Need we say more. 

The trouble with biographies, especially these short 
shorts, is they tell too much about the man's background 
and not enough about the man. The lieutenant likes women, 
occasional drinks, a few sports. Still reads the New York 
stock reports. No gray hair — yet. The cadets will see to 
that. Thinks 43-K Is ikeh. What more could we ask? 

And, if you dont think this Is enough information, drop 
In and garner more news for yourself. He's always at home, 
just in back of the O.D.'s office. A heart-to-heart talk has 
done a lot of us a lot of good. If you know what we mean. 



By the Editor 

FOR nine weeks we sweated it out ... a lot of laughs, 
a lot of work . . . this class of 43 K. We watched 

comrades fall by the wayside, came periously close our- 
self, most of us. We approached check rides with trembling 
fingers, boasted afterwards in the ever-ready ready room 
about how hot we were on that same check. No one ever 
saw the actual records, most of us would rather not. 

The first snaproll . . . that safety belt in the slow 
roll . . . the first loop, a beaten Ryan nosing upwards in a 
valiant effort to get over the top. only to fall wearily . . . 
our impression, what the hell, doesn't this thing build up any 
G load? 

Ground school . . . most of it In a semi-stupor, yet the 
salient points stuck in our noggins like a good Irish stew 
sticks to a rib . . . the Wise Guy, sleeping through 
class, cramming for tests, forgetting it the next moment 
. . . yet even he was heard . . . you know some of this 
stuff might mean our necks some day. 

Engines and weather . . . navigation and aerodynamics 
. . . identification, the test stand, cockpit procedure, don't 
hold rudder in a turn, throttle controls altitude, pop the 
stick, rudder, throttle, stick, 30-hour check, army check, 
rudder, rudder, stick, stick ... a whirlwind, tossing and 
turning of a night. 

Yeah, it was a lot of fun ... it was also a lot of work. 

We learned about war first-hand, were told our job was 
to carry the gun to the enemy. We also learned, parado/- 
ically, the easiest way to forget war was to join the army. 
We sat through training films, listened to our government's 
propaganda . , . reacted in a typical American manner 
. . . worked up a lather hating the Nazis, the Fascists, the 




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LT. W. H. DOUGLAS 

Lt. W. H. Douglas, tac+ical officer for Group 11 and 
confirmed lover of the Gag — not Gig. Biography — nov/ 
listen nnen, "back in the Windy City I was known as Dizzy 
Douglas, the lad with shotgun In his arm around the soft ball 
parks. Played a wicked game of table tennrs. Too." 

Teaches aircraft Identification via the joke method. By 
that we mean he really teaches Identification, especially 
two new secret models that were launched many years ago 
but have yet to reach the public eye. Or have they? 

Can always be found behind his desk. Suspicion has it 
that this Is caused because his desk Is so situated as to be 
able to command a view of the outer office where the 
pretty stenographers work. Loves to Impersonate everything 
and everybody. Hopes to carve out a career in commer- 
cial art after that well known duration and six months. 
Primary duties are special services. 



LT. JAMES W. WILLIAMS 

He came up the hard way, via the ranks. He Is now 
engaged in bringing up cadets to be model soldiers via the 
Gig system; he is a Disciple of General Arnold whose main 
creed Is that some of our best soldiers come from the cadet 
training program. His idea Is that a man must be able fc 
take orders before he can give them. 

Lt. Williams halls from Texas but likes California weath- 
er. Likes to refer to his civilian occupation as drug clerk, 
although "friends" have sneaklngly referred to his occupa- 
tion as soda Jerker. We'll ^believe Lt. Williams. It's healthier. 

Shoots a GOOD game of golf and Is occasionally heard 
to say something about Texas "and those other 47 sub- 
divisions." Is often seen casually walking through squadron 
cabins. Rumor has It that he has never handed out less than 
25 at a crack. Now lieutenant! 



Japs . . . then growsed and grumbled after . . . what are 
they feeding us this stuff for ... we know our job, what 
we have to do . . . yes, typically American. 

We listened to the Major that first day . . . heard him 
tell us In a quiet, almost bashful manner what flying in war- 
time meant, were impressed . . . here was a guy. Wings 
over his pocket, he knows, he's been through it. . . that was 
our first touch, our first Intimation of things to come. 

He told us we'd work hard, that we'd love It . . . he 
was — and Is — right . . . carry the gun to the enemy, he 
said . . . we'd never thought exactly like that. 

Then as 43 K unpinned its diapers and began to assume 
the stature of an adult, somewhat wobbly, somewhat un- 
certain, the work began to pile up . . . hours began to 
assume what looked like Gargantuan figures . . . the 
split second schedule began to harry and harass . . . 
formations were made seconds before a tactical officer 
peered from behind a friendly bush. 

43 K began to find itself . . . the cockiness, the conFi- 
dence that Is typically American youth reasserted Itself 
. . . singing In formation was louder, sometimes uncouth 
. . . the characters began to emerge ... we found them 
all. from Brooklyn to Podunk ... the class Itself began to 
assume definite shape . . . the guy next to you became a 
human being instead of another cadet. 

Flying troubles, of which there were plenty, made bosom 
comrades of squadron mates who hardly knew the other 
existed at Santa Ana . . . cabin mates, G.l.'s and civilians, 
lawyers, doctors, even newspaper reporters, the calibre of 
the men was astounding. 

We had more than a hazy notion now of why cadets 





LT. CLARENCE L MELHORN JR. 

"Now, men, on the subject of belt buckles, of which 

there are many and sundry details ." That, men, is Lt. 

Clarence L. Melhorn Jr., addition to hiemet since the firsf 
week of May. 

A snapplly dressed officer, death on inspection, his own 
bet buckle always proves his point. Noh easily forgotten 
though, are the things he warns aboul", threatening with 
Gigs, but treating the boys on a fair basis. Likes 43 K, has 
done well by them. 

Enlisted in October, 1941 , struggled through OCS, 
graduated with Capt. Clark Gable. The resemblance is 
purely coincidental* Goes In for athletits, especially basket- 
ball. Suffered an Injury several weeks back and hobbled 
like a lame duck. Wishes 43 K the best. 43 K wishes him iho 
best. 



LT. RAYMOND V. CASTRO 

Love of Lt. Raymond V. Castro's life is No. 780. a 
resplendent PT 22 Despite the beatings administered by 
check riding cadets, 780 always shines. The throttle always 
remains at cruising the motor purrs. That is if any Kinner 
can purr? 

As a check rider, the lieutenant Is tops. Favorite com- 
ment: "Want to do a snap roll." This To o quavennq 
cadet some 15 or 16 hours old. Gives check rides like 
lessons. If you don't do a thing right he shows you. Then 
if you still can't do It. he shows you again. Get what we 
mean. You have to be utterly hopeless. 

Handsome brute, hle's left broken hearts in the navy 
air force. Royal Canadian air force and the USAAF. 
Youthful appearance belles many, many hours of flying 
experience. 



undergo such rigorous training . . . we'd read press dis- 
patches of one American pilot engaging three or more 
enemy aircraft, knocking down two, maybe three, returning 
home safely . . . we'd wonder how the government had 
the gall to make us believe that . . . underneath the thought 
rankled, someday that might be me. . . . Am I that good 

.. the answer . . . who knows . . . look at the training, 
the armament we're supplied with . . . we're not being 
rushed Into combat, eight months, maybe a couple more 
of operational flights. 

The answer might be doubtful now . . . now still Dodcs, 
a long way from a Mustang or Fortress . . . but the training 
is beginning to make us think . . . we'll know the ans\v'e^ 
quicle enough, almost believe we're supermen now . . . 
didn't we make it through Hemet . , . not cocky enoucrh 
though to forget our purpose . . . we II bea^ tho Jap, the 
Hun, the poor deluded Italian Fascist. 

As we graduate, the news pours across the world ^ront 
. . . Sicily Invaded, the European Fortress nex: . . . n-,ost cf 
us, grinning a little, sincere, cripes, I'd like to be there. 

Humor ... 43 K had. has more than its <^hare . . . 
enough for several classes to follow . . . r.o different frcrri 
others, the topics In ready room conversation ran ihe r4am!.,t. 

Amazing enough, sex took second place . . . flying was, 
is the main part of our life . . . women crime in for their 
share . . . in order of Importance . . . the talk was rough, 
bawdy, sometimes Intellectual, more often not . . . the 
blackboard, scorned In high school and college days, held 
a morbid interest . . . Red's up for his 30-hour check loday, 
the poor . 

Later, Red was envied . . . passed when he only made 





CAPT. WILLIAM P. SLOAN 

We've seen many a jalopy In our time. (Gad. you'd 
think we were over 30.) But Capt. Wlillam P. Sloan, the 
poet laureate of Ryan Field and all points west, has out- 
done them all. He built a Ford chassis around a Klnner, 
cut down the propeller for a fan and promptly instituted a 
Reign of Terror in Hemet. 

Equipped with a safety belt, the THING is reputed 
to be able to execute a creditable snaproll. What we'd 
like to know Is where does the dang thing get Its fascination 
for women! 

Capt. Sloan is one of those Ryan pilots. He sits in the 
front seat and makes that PT sit up and say Uncle. Helped 
many a cadet over the hump, for which 43 K and we'll 
wager many a bygone class has breathed a thankful sigh 
of gratitude. 



LT. C. I. MOHLER 

Gentleman by Act of Congress, in his own words, 
comprises the biography of Lt. C. I. Mohler. But any 
man that sports a wife has a past — only the wicked get 
married young. Its the reform instinct in women. 

Lieut. Mohler, if you please, grinds the washing ma- 
chine for Squadrons Seven and Eight. Very polite though. 
Always hangs his cadets up to dry with real wooden 
clothes pins after each check ride. None of this ersazt 
stuff for our lieutenant. 

Likes 43-K. (It seems everybody likes 43-K. What the 
hell have we done anyway?) "Its a remarkable group 
of men," he said. "I've only had three bad rides. Can't 
understand It. But then neither can my wife when I'm 
late for dinner." Has a Victory garden that produces 
nothing but radishes. The wrong kind of vitamins lieu- 
tenant! 



10 boners instead of the usual 50. . . . wonder v/hen mv 
number's up ... do they call them alphabetically, or maybe 
the best guys go First . . . worry all the ""Ime ... a group 
of lambs being led to the slaughter. 

Auxiliary fields . . . sun 120 degrees, no sh-ide ... we 
shoot crosswind landings next week annourM:es ihe Big Shot. 
. . . Typical ready room comment: What the hell does ihat 
guy think we've been shooting all week? 

Solos . . . you've done your damnedest +o throw ihe 
hooks Into me, says the blight of your life (Instructor to 
those not familiar with the writer's Idiosyncrasies), r.ow qo 
on up and try It on yourself ... a hazy 30 minutes later the 
realization that you've shot three landings alone . . . dear 
Lord, I've gotten over the biggest hurdle . . . what a v.-eek- 
end this Is going to be. 

Poor deluded little souls we were. 

Then the guy who charged the stagehouse . . . Dear 
Mother of the Virgin Mary who let that guy loose . . . 
instructors and students, vying for life and limb, scattered 
to the four winds . . . what'll happen to that guy, smothered 
whispers . . . he's with us now, a top man. 

Athletics . . . the dally torture . . . Winelnger and 
Cooper, oops, pardon, Lieutenants Winelnger and Cooper 
. . . husky little devils . . . great psychologists . . they can, 
and do, go through the calisthenics with each class . . . 



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the hell is this guy trying to do, cripple 43 K. 

The four-mile run . . . exquisite fires of Dante playing the 





LT. JOSEPH B. BENNEH 

The quiet type. Gentleman and officer. And, oh brother, 
what a lovely, lovely check pilot. Yes, men, here is one 
check rider who dislikes the use of the gosport. That should 
be welcome news to the underclass. Us veterans has devel- 
oped a hard shell; we call it gosport immunity. 

Another character key. His typical approach to a check 
ride: "Look, Mr. Cadet," he says smilingly, "let's forget 
rank and go for a joyride." Result: No tenseness, easy 
control movements. That is If anyone of us can really 
coordinate that Ryan terror. 

More or less a newcomer to Hemet, Lt. Bennett boasts 
a flying background comparable to the best on the coast. 
Like his flying partner, Lt. Castro, he not only checks but 
teaches at the same time. 



CAPT. VERNER H. MURDOCK 

We've never met Capt. Verner hi. Murdock. By proxy 
once, we heard of the gentleman. A cadet from 43 J pulled 
a boner. "Wait'll Capt. Murdock gets a hold of you," was 
another cadet's statement. 

Which makes us wonder just what to write about the 
officer. One thing, if he's an army check pilot, he's a good 
guy and can hurdle a Ryan through the obstacle course 
without trouble. 

We heard he started with the Ryan system at San Diego 
In 1936 and has never been able to tear himself away. 
Dotes on a Victory garden. (Does he grow radishes too?) 
Pet hates Include cadets who take him on a cross country 
tour on a check ride. Interests include a tentative stab 
towards a coal mine In Pennsylvania, although we'd wager 
he and John L. Lewis would tangle before many moons. 



Woodchopper's Ball on your strained vertebrae . . . lungs 
bursting . . . gotta cut down on cigarettes . . . the gate 
at last ... In the shower . . . two minutes . . . whose 
gotta fag? 

The other side . . . Thursday sick call . . . yesslr, athlete s 
foot sir . . . well, no sir, I didn't exactly deliberately cut 
calisthenics — see, athlete's foot sir . . . Corporal, some 
Berwick's dye for this man't foot, and, er, about two ounces 
of castor oil . . . If he won't do his running by day we'll 
fix it so he can run at night ... a classic way to become 
an outcast among cabin mates. 

So it runs . . . humor, worry, work, luckily no tragedy 
... 43 K outgrows Its diaper stage, bids goodbye to pri- 
mary . . ■ memories will flow in the years to come. 

Remember green lawns and cute (yes, cute) cabins 
with Venetian blinds and real mattresses . . . what a difference 
from that Spanish Inquisition at Santa Ana . . . country 
club style with a purpose . . . always looking for a swimming 
pool around the corner. 

Girls at the canteen ... 43 K dated Its share . . . 
wonder where those girls are now . . . the USO, milk and 
cookies when most of us were dying for a short beer. 

Yes, the memories will flow ... 43 K will see combat, 
carry the gun to the enemy . . . we'll fulfill our purpose 
. . . and if perchance the Lord above sees fit to call us 
then . . . well, we've had our fun. 

So goodbye to Hemet ... to the guys and gals who help 
make the name of Ryan what It Is ... so long to PT's and 
ready room brooms . . . what the hell are we carrying 
this along so far for . 

So long to Ryan Field, we'll see you when . 

— J.J.B. 





R. A. KEARIN 

The Tony MarHn of fhe Air Corps. 

Los Angeles, California 

L. GARRETT 

Say, do we wear our Sam Brown 
over or under our pajama tops. 
Gilmer, Texas 

F. BEVERLY 

Yes Sir, if that's the way 

you want it. 

San Antonio, Texas 



W. THURSTON 

I'm from Utah but can't I still be a 

wolf. 

Manti. Utah 

J. L. DARROW 

It took Darrow to show an officer 

how to salute. 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 



J. W. SCHWARZROCK 
"Gas Off" 
hiarlowton, Montana 

A. A. DiFiIco 

To marry or not to marry, that Is 

the question. 

San Francsico, California 

W. F. ELKINS, JR. 
"Wild Bill" Howoold are 
yooo!!? 
Killen, Texas 



K. H. MARKHAM 

I always wanted to buzz that stageliouse. 

Sacramento, California 

B. F. FREEMAN 

"The Gambler" 
Deevant, Oklahoma 




CHAIN OF COMMAND 






J. C. HANDLEY 

Come out handley, the ships are all 

cranked now. 

Long Beach, California 

H. W. CRAMER 

Buzz He can really fly an 

autonnobile. 
Lomita, California 

D. L FERGUSON 
Old stubble field. 
Oakland, California 



J. e. KENWORTHY 

A night flyer. 
Wallace, Idaho. 

R. L CAKE 

Just plain EAGER. 

Geyservllle, California 



R. J. HARTMAN 
Retreat at reveille. 

I. F. HELMS 

Hobby — dating movie starlets. 
Namely — Ann Gillis. 
Birmingham, Alabama 

T. D. BARNETT 
The ambling alp with the 
golden calves. 
Dubuque, Iowa 



P. C. PATTERSON 

Stop!! No not that— Stop! 

Cascade, Idaho 

R. L. DAGGETT 

A typical Monday morning pilot. 

South Fork, California 






G. A. KIMMET 

Thunderbird — A scientific ground loop 

artist. 

Sunburst, Montana 

W. A. MOELLER 

I didn't think the brass needed 

polishing. 

Muleshoe, Texas. 

J. L. KENYON 

Commode Commando. 
Los Angeles, California 



C. F. DILLON 

A master ai the art of relaxation. 

Bellevue, Nebraska 

J. W. GUERRERO 

I'll get her this week end. 

Los Angeles, California 



R. W. SPRAGUE 

Conserving the govt's gas — Always takes 

off with gas off. 

Los Angeles, California 

R. L. SHIPMAN 

Still thinks taps blows at 19:00. 

Abilene, Texas 

C. V. BOVEE 

Missed two whole days 
writing to his wife! Oh! Oh! 
Red Bluff, California 



W. E. STEWART 

Stayed so long, he thinks he is part 

Hawaiian. 

Portland, Oregon 

W. E. TIFFANY 

Can sleep through ground school 

— and still pass. 

Long Beach, California 






F. L H EATON 

I wonder who's kissing her now. 

Monrovia, California 

T. K. HILL 

I wonder who It will be tonight. 

Columbus, Ohio 

E. B. HERBERT 

I lost my sugar in the 

Mormon Temple. 

Salt Lake City, Utah 



J. H. HIgbee 

The Banning Play-boy. 

Banning, California 

A. G. HELDING 

A girl In every town. 

Missoula, Montana 



E. M. HOUSE 

Why I love California!!! 

Houston, Texas 

E. M. HOLTZ 

Thrills the girls In the army office 

with his athletic shorts. 

Los Angeles, California 

D. R. JACOBS 

Idaho boy who started from 

the ground up — digging 

potatoes. 

Deico, Idaho 



E. LASSAK 

Jelly bean boy from West Virginia. 

G. E. HAMANN 

Hell-o Pa. What, no cookies? 

Grampaa. 

Compton, California 






B. B. ERICSON 

The Salt Lake City Lothario. 

Salt Lake City. Utah 

H. R. FRENCH 

The poker playing poet froi^ 

"Frisco", alias "Deacon". 

San Francisco, California 

B. T. EVANS 

Texas Tiger alias "Woman 

Hater." 

Sockhart, Texas 



E. H. FONTENOT 

The Louisiana swamp-land feather mer 

chant. 

Easile, Louisiana 

H. R. ELLIS 
Long Beach lover. 
Babbitt, Nevada 



H. D. GAY 
Just plain H. P. 
Spokane, Washington 

M. K. HAMILTON 

Can't make up my mind (thirteen 

girl friends). 

Everett, Washington 

P. J. REIOUX 

Minnesota's famous Paul 

Bunyan 

St. Cloud, Minnesota 



R. E. HARTL 

Call me Gold-Brick (Light Duty Huh! 

Minot, North Dakota 

O. H. HALL 
Flagstaff .Arizona 






1ST LT. L D. ROCKWELL 
Handsome, isn't he? 
Council Bluffs, Iowa 

2nd LT. C. L VINGO 

Him? Oh he's from that place in 

Michigan. 

Ishpeming, Michigan 

1ST LT. R. T. LEEPER 

Rock happy. 

New Orleans, Louisiana 



2ND LT. L. W. HALL 

Is he a Marine or isn't he? 

Portland, Oregon 



J. O. DAVIS 

Bald Eagle. 

Los Angeles, California 

B. L. DISBROW 

Step right up and double your 

money. 

San Francisco, California 

J. C. EBBE 

Call him anything, he'll 

answer. 

Alturas, California 



J. DEL MASSO 

Mouse meat. 

San Francisco, California 

E. L. HANNAH 
Where the h- 



Merced, California 



my wallet? 






J. A. CUMMINGS 

Saturday is my day — Jlmmie "Sambo" 

Cummings. 

bl Monte. California 

A. W. HANNON 

Don't say anything, boys, he 

knows what he's doin'. 

Los Angeles, California 

E. J. HUFF 

The great Military and 
aeronautical Strategist. 
Wheatlanic, Wyoming 



J. A. COOK 

This old stuff has got to stop. 

Lewiston, Idaho 

E. G. Bloch 
Sweater Boy. 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 



J. C. BACON 

Remember that moonlight shower (at 

ease Mr. Bacon). 

San Francisco, California 

P. C. BOATRIGHT 

Percy likes his calisthenics in bed. 

Van Buron, Arkansas 

T. H. BRADSHAW 

I'll go. if she has a car. 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 



D. L BARBER 

How many minutes to Banning? 

Fort Smith, Arkansas 

J. L. HOLDEN 

The Kid. 

Riverside, California 






J. M. MAGUIRE 

I'll never smile again. 5:15 A.M. 

San Francisco, California 

H. G. PASHKOWSKI 
Flight meeting quote "I guess 
you all know about torque." 
Olympai, Washington 

T. WEST 

The redhead's got Ted. 

Seattle, Washington 



E. W. NEWTON 

The Calisthenic Kid (Glenn Cunning- 
ham 2nd). 
Evanston, Illinois 



R. L MORLAN 
Sleepy time, 
Portland, Oregon 



W. C. OCKOSKIS 

Go on, keep away from me, girls. 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 

C. H. HOHNSTEIN 

Well, when 1 was back in Ros- 

well. 

Denver, Colorado 



J. H. HEMIGHAUS 
I read it out of a book. 
Vin eland. New Jersey 



L. F. CWIKLA 

The way I do a Chande! 

Mt. Clemens, Michigan 



e, Mr. James. 



P. A. LAUCHLAND 

There isn't anything to flying. 

LodI, California 






E. D. McCARVER 
Charles Atlas 2nd. 
Los Angeles, California 

I. L. BALL 

All we can say is that he is 

from Oklahoma — Say no more. 

Fairvlew, Oklahoma 

W. M. BOYD 

The down wind Texan. 

Port Arthur, Texas 



H. LEVINE 

Wake me as soon as the room is clean. 

Los Angeles, California 

L. K. HORNE 

Malta, Idaho's war effort. 

Malta, Idaho 



F. A. KALES JR. 
The beaver of 20-B. 
Orinda, California 

J. C. GRIGGS 
The flying brakeman. 
Lincoln, California 

R. I. ELLSWORTH 
Don't get so eager. 
Riverside, California 



C. BIRD 

This should be good for a laugh. 

Oakland, California 

C. W. BUNTIN 

Baby Buntin. 

San Francisco, California 






1ST LT. C. D. HERLIHY 
Calisthenics, oh I love them. 
San Marino, California 

2ND LT. C. M. LAMASON 
What! No women! Let me out 
of here! 
Elizabeth, New Jersey 

1ST LT. T. 1. ANDERSON 
I'm all pau. No Saki, No 
Wahine, No Moana! 
Westwood, California 



C. A. JOHNSON 

Well, fellas, my wife used to pick up 

after me. 

Great Falls, Montana 

J. L. KENNEDY 

Land, Sea and In the air . . . 
M. P.'s everywhere. 
Lynwood, California 

A. P. KIMBLE 

Comin' in on a wing and a 

prayer. 

Santa Monica, California 



C. H. KIZER 

Hitler's favorite little beaver. 

Stockton, California 

K. T. ERICKSEN 

Leif the lucky (he hopes}. 

Brigham City, Utah 






J. D. BOWEN 

I reckon they do It different In Goose 

Creek. 

Goose Creek, Texas 

D. B. ARNDT 

Are you hep to my jive? 

Tulsa, Oklahoma 

C. K. BAKER 

I'll fly that cat yst. 

Wichita Falls, Texas 



W. M. ALDRIDHE 

Hey! Bolt the seat down. 

Claremore, Oklahoma 

T. E .BLANKENSHIP 

I'll get over that wall yet! 

Dallas, Texas 



R .L. HEIDEN 

Papa — Goldbrick from the Indian Room. 

Oklahoma City. Oklahoma 

R. B. HICKS 

Naw . . . Naw . . . 

Santa Paula, California 

R. HARRIS 
Where's the oil? 
Trona. California 



R. B. HAYHURST 

Worry . . . Worry . . . Worry. 

Houston, Texas 

W. V. HENDERSON 

Alright, I'll be a flight officer 

Mountain View, California 










M. J. DUNN 

I'm really not that old, you know. 

Salt Lake City, Utah 

R. O. DODDS 
Sat It off men. 
Sacramento, California 

J. D. DAVIS 

Do you see lazy eights 

before your eyes? 

Walla Walla, Washington 



J. B. DELAPOER 

So the field was plowed. 

Portland, Oregon 

D. J. ARNOLD 

The General — Flying looks easy!!! 



J. A. COUCH 

It looks just like pop. 

Los Angeles, California 

D. A. DALTON 

I like to spin without a safety 

belt . . . once! 

Parawan, Utah 

J. H. CROW 
Yes Sir, I tried it. 
Benton, Arkansas 



B .M. BROOKS 
Which way is Texas? 
Gainsvllle, Texas 

E. R. Cazedessus 

Look at that family. That's why 

I m mail orderly. 

Baten Rouge, Louisiana 






H. S. HEATH 

Glider mechanic tries real air force. 

Rochester, New York 

P. A. KASAK 

Sir, the safety belt binds in an 

outside loop. 

Priamd, California 

J. E. COLEMAN 

Gee, I like movie actresses, 

Jacksonville, Florida 



C. O. LAUGHLIN 

R.A.F. Glider School and now THIS! 

Sandburn, Indiana 

R. J. MULLENBERG 

If you can eat it I like it. 

Faribault, Minnesota 



T. C. BRYANT 
Never dood it. 
Birmingham. Alabama 

J. E. Alleman 
He's "Daddy." 
Port Arthur, Texas 



B. P. CRAIG 

Can stand at attention and 

still be at ease. 

Fort Worth, Texas 



J. V. COLWELL 
Four plugs to come. 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

R. H. DANEKAS 

The five o'clock (A.M. 
Ritzville, Washington 



Kid. 





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S. L JOEKEL 

Who dealt fhese cards? It's a bum deal. 

Austin, Texas 

J. F. HUME 

I've no use for women, but I 

like blondes, brunettes, or red 

heads. 

Hollywood, California 

H. E. HEGWOOD 

That's not the way I used 

to cook it. 

Los Angeles, California 



D. R. HETTEMA 

Pepsi-cola, a pencil, and an airplane 

and I'll be happy. 

Pasadena, California 

M. F. ESKEW 

The chowhound. 

San Francisco, California 



D. A. COOKE 

Go back to the hospital? Not me. 
Portland, Oregon 

E. S. CASTILLO 

Sure I've got a G. I. License 

San Antonio, Texas 

M. M. BREWER 
Hut! Hut! Hut! 
Sheridan, Arkansas 



H. B. CRANDALL 
Beer call. 
Portland, Oregon 

K. W. Silvius 

I'll fix that wife of mine so help 

me. 

Glendale, California 






R. S. HUBBLE 

Just call me SInny — But, oh, that red- 
head. 
Glendale, Caldwell, Idaho 

D. A. DAVID 

I wish someone would take the 
obstacle course to New Jersey. 
Sllvertown, Oregon 

E. W. DEARBORN 
Marriage is a wonderful 
institution, but very ex- 
pensive. 
Seattle, Washington 



J. D. DOBSON 

Is it time to get up already? 

Caldwell, Idaho 

J. M. SPRATT 

Innocent, tender and tall 

Wichita, Kansas 



J. O. EDMONDS 
Me!!! Oufa step? 
Kansas City, Kansas 

P. O. FOWLER 
Twasn't me. 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 



J. W. FARRIS 

What'da ya mean asleep? 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 



C. N. ESTES 

Who said Beaver Tooth? 

Portland, Oregon 

D. DIXON 

Straight Stuff — I was down in the 
latrine. 
Gording, Idaho 




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B J. HALLEY 

This is fhe new order; things are going 

to be different. 

Glendale, California 

O. I. AAL 

Wonnen, they never bother nne. 

Williston, North Dakota 

H. E. HARDGRAVE 
If we could only have a 
meeting tonight. 
Whittier, California 



W. P. GEBHARDT 

Guess I'm just a regular guy. 

Billings, Montana 

C. F. GALLES 

Well, I'm glad this is over with. 

Wewiston, Idaho 



A. S. HOVER 

They won't get 5 from me. 

Yakima, Washington 

J. A. HOMESLEY 

But Sir! I don't quite understand. 

Martinez, California 

W. B. BAYLESS 

Take me back to Texas. 

Denton, Texas 



H. E. HARVEY 

Those flight meetings. 

Los Angeles, California 

H. G. HIGHTOWER 

Texas, why we're fighting with 

the United Nations. 

Houston, Texas 






A. HOODECHECK JR. 

My Lord, the Marines again. 

Long Beach, California 

H. D. HILLMAN 
Wonder If it's worth It. 
.Salinas, California 

E. G. PETERSON 

My heart's In Minnesota. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 



B. C. HOYLE 

You should have seen the one I had. 

Hollywood. California 



D. J. ARMAND 
Just call me eager. 
Alexandria, Louisiana 



J. L. JONES 
This old 



has got to stop. 



Sacramento, California 

A. W. JONES 

But in the C. P. T. we 

Glendale, California 



C. E. KINGSBURY 

California, why I love It 

here. 

Houston, Texas 



H. G. KEELER 

Geeezz! That army check. 

Los Angeles, California 

R. J. Keough 

What in the hell are wo filling 

out now. 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 






E. C. ODEN 

He says he hit the bottom of the pool. 

I wonder. 

Idaho Falls, Idaho 

J. F. KINNEY 

Heck, fellows, it's a lot smoother 

on the taxi strip. 

Lancaster, California 

R. W. HESTER 
Turn them dodos over to 
me. I'll break 'em in. 
Los Angeles, California 



F. N. HALM 

Straight and sturdy — oh my back. 

Los Angeles, California 

H. L. KORDSMEIER 
Our Arkansas Traveler. 
Little Rock Arkansas 



K. T. WILLIAMS 

Just let old Uncle Willie take care of it. 

Albany, Texas 

J. T. SULLIVAN 

Whose cap is this?? Oh!! Mine? 

Portage, Wisconsin 

M. KLEIN 

Work! Not me. This is 

my second hitch. 

New York City, New York 



A. W. BAILEY 
The brakes stuck. 
Waterbury, Connecticut 






L J. LAUBAUGH 

All the lime new rules. 

Wllllamsport, Pennsylvania 

J. A. FOX 

Time for just one more. 
Cleveland. Ohio 

J. DAVIDSON 
Here's my picture. 
Oakland, California 



F. DAVISON 

Now there's a gal In Hemet 

San Antonio, Texas 

J. J. BRADY 

Meetcha' In the canteen. 

Sacramento, California 



P. A. MERTINS 

Now when i do a spin . 

Spokane, Vv'ashington 

M. W. BOLLETER 
Altitude, that's for me. 
Dallas, Texas 



F. W. HUNTER 

Look out!! Here comes 

buckle. 

Oakland, California 



W. MOV/BRAY 

The second Lts. will win the war. 

Fondldulac, Wisconsin 

R. W. HILDEBRANDT 
So I says to her, I says. Stalls 
this ole stuff has got to cease. 
Los Angeles, California 






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Executive Flying Officer 








R. O. TURNER 

Now isn't that the way I found It, 

Cedar Town. Georgia 

A. E. JANACEK 

No, my wife don't like sailors. 
Seattle, Washington 

G. H. BROWNING 
Wabbit! Let's run the ob- 
stacle course! 
San Francisco, California 



M. R. WOODS 
Just call me pop! 
Dallas, Texas 

D. R. DAINES 

Cupie Darrel! Yes mamma. 

Segan, Utah 



W. E. DUNCAN 

Mr. Hayes just wouldn't let go of that 

stick. 

Winters, California 

W. H. IVINS 

It was just a short map, Sir. 

Los Angeles, California 

J. G. GLENN 
Balboa rug cutter. 
Ontario, California 



T. G. McGUIRE 

That gossport was actually hot. 

San Francisco, California 

J. W. HUNNICUTT 

Is that why the wings come off, 

sir? 

Chiclcasha, Oklahoma 






R. W. TACK 

My slush pump, my flicica and moon. 

Downers Grove, Illinois 

R. A. FERRIS 

Ooops!! Out of bounds. 

Salt Lake City, Utah 

R. V. MEYNE 
This is more fun than 
shooting Japs. 
Cleveland, Ohio 



J. H. EMCH 

Certainly I can land O.K. Someone 

move the field. 

M. M. STALLINGS 

I can't even get that Link to 

quit spinning. 

Austin, Texas 



C. A. GRAY 

Are you all a yankee? 

Shreveport. Louisiana 



C. J. HANFORD 
Why is an airplane? 
Los Angeles, California 



F. D. HARPER 

Be strong and silent; that 

gets 'em. 

Ogden, Utah 



D. W. HAMAKER 

Eager Beaver deluxe — married and can 

still run four miles. 

Santa Ana, California 

R. F. KERRICK 

No, I won't stop talking 

Fresno, California 






W. R. JONES 

V/ha+ do you mean only one tray at a 

lime; it's free ain't it? 

Montebello, California 

J. H. HAYDEN 

Oh, I like March Field much 

better. 

Santa Monica, California 

W. R. HENDERSON 
Casanova of the Canteen 
Monterey Park, California 



E. M. KELLY 

He thinks his Ford is a P-38. The M.P.s 

don't know what to think. 

W. H. HEHN 

Even Ryan couldn't knock the 

corners off. 

La Canoda, California 







IT WAS A LOT OF WORK; 
NOW ON TO BASIC 

Papers, pictures, paste, cigarette smoke, Incoherent mut- 
^erIngs. and much disgruntled talk as to the shortage of time 
Is the scene In the very local headquarters of the Contact. 
The editor all but chewing fags by the pack as he keeps 
up a steady drone of curt suggestions for a rapid completion 
of the current Issue. 

At his side, under his desk, In fact all over the place, 
are some other people with their brains knocked out (called 
Cadets) writing facts and fiction about characters con- 
cerned, creating cartoons where they are best fitted, and 
making copy fit where it will. Well, It nearly fits ... so 
here's your baby . . . let's go to Boslc. 



CONTACT STAFF 

James J. Brady.- - _. .Editor 

D. R. Hettema Staff Cartoonist 

Joseph Davidson Staff Artist 

Jack F. Hume... Associate Editor 

Lt. W. H. Douglas Advisor 

Sgt. Earl Moore Staff Photographer 

Contributing writers: T. H. McGuire, J. M. 
Spratt, C. F. Galles, R. W. Hester, W, E. 
Elkins, M. M. Stallings. 





LT. H. GOLDBERG 
Air Corps Supply 




LT. CULBERTSON 
Engineering Officer 




LT. FRANKLIN W. DOOLEY 
Adjutant 




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LT. CARL C. REEDY 
Asst. Adiutant 




CAPT. B. A. PEETERS 
Intelligence Officer 




LT. KENNETH CLUFF 
Tactical Officer 




SQUADRON I— FLIGHT A 





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BOTTOM ROW — Joseph L. Pospisll, Steve Parobol, Louis W. Gragg, R. E. Kline, H. G. Powell, James E. Paris, Howard R. Thigpen, John 
P. Hiltenbrand, John Young III, Lee T. Lamoreaux, William C. Loague, Enio P. Chisholm. MIDDLE ROW— Howard C. Smith, Anthony 
N. Pryde, George N. Braga, Roger S. Peterson, Herbert W. Ballinger, . William Marshall, Melvin L. Nelson, Harry V. Cress. Vincent J. 
Muffoletto. Thomas L. Rawlinson, James A. Palmer, Richard D. Gardner. TOP ROW — Donald J. Derbes, Bruce E. Mallery, W. E. Speth, 
Jerry D. Murphy, Ross Murray, David C. Nettles, Van A. Nowlin, Robert E. Ware, Ted C. Rodarm, Franklin Rose Jr., Stanley Runyan, Robert 
L. McGee. 

SQUADRON I— FLIGHT B 



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BOTTOM ROW— James F. Simpson, Lowell D. Smothers. Harry Tyrell, Jack D. Crehan, W. H. Carson, Frank W. Roberts. Ralph W. Van 
Arkel, John P. Hiltenbrand, David E. Elliot, Harold W. Hall. Richard W. Rosebasky. MIDDLE ROW— William T. Moore. James K. Clark. 
J. M. Munro, Marcus Dickman, John Young III. Wesley A. Olson. Charles A. Patton. Noel E. Plowman. Thomas L. Roberts, James N. Reichard. 
O. K. Sullivan. TOP ROW — Jack Sides Philben G. Euga, J. D. Babitt. Gerald S. Leib. Wilbur B. Morrow, James H. Jones, Stewart D. 
Bowles, Howard M. Peck, James M. Addy, John H. Clare. Robert J. Agostinho. 






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BOTTOM ROW LEFT TO RIGHT— James A. Triffon, Fitzhugh P. McGee, William C. Payeton, Gerard T. Rollins, John M. Rock. Jerome 
W. Potter. Roland T. Murray, Harland E. Popp. Arthur E. Shatts, Paul Henneberry, Ervin L. Merrill. SECOND ROW LEFT TO RIGHT— 

Kenneth G. Schweiger, Louis J. Price, Cecil Evans. Robert J. Moore, , Robert D. Neu, Harry P. Stires, 

Chandler B. Cook, Max N. Becker, Walter P. Chambers, ^ , Wendell S. Roberson, , Loyd E. Rowlett. 

TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT — Robert A, Laurence, George H. Vincent, Howard A. Lurnquist, Gene W. Oehlman, B. Gaines, Charles F. 
Gillette, Peter Peralta, Robert L. Myers, Herman S. Balzar, Harold T. Edwards, Luther B. Tate. 

SQUADRON 2 FLIGHT B— CLASS 44-A 

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BOTTOM ROW — Ma/ Hagemeyer. David M. Difley, Charles V. Faugh, Elwood A. Kalland. John H. Greaves. James Preston Munkers, 
Chlorls G. Carter, Franklin E. Smith, Harold R. Goddard. Robert W. Black, Robert J. Rouse. 2ND ROW— Louis B. Panther, Gilbert C. 
Lewis, Edward M. Peterson, Charles W. Yeager. Jr., A. B. Cunningham, Robert L. Miller. J. W. Murphy. Charles A. Frost, Kennety J. 
Orcutt, Russell W. Woody, Clayton T. Proctor, Ralph L. Jones. TOP ROW — William E. Brown, Edward Zetschok, Bernard C. Smith, Eugene 
C. Estes, James D. Nendel, Robert A. Cobb, William L. O'Wisney, William L .Hording, James R. Kilyallen, James A. Dale. 





SQUADRON 5— FLIGHT A 



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BOTTOM ROW — Frank L. Arena, Williann A. Clark, David E. Wilson, Jack Vance, Victor M. Rannire, John J. Freund, Harry Popeney, 
Roman H. Ohnemas, Charles J. Froley, Henry A. O'Neil, Mervin C. Newell, Don E. Packham. SECOND ROW— Harry Chappie, G. L 
Smedley Jr., William A. Kinge, Oliver C. Gepner, Ralph H. Robinson, Orrin W. Matfhews, Charles D. Thompson, McKay H. Nelson, 
Zoltan Gross, Goward M. Harney, George I. Van Leevwen, Jr. TOP ROW — Robert Studer, A. D. Barger, Jack L. Russell, Charles Shindler, 
Arthur W. Esmarch, George W. Rogers, Paul R. Bolerjack, Samuel "Doug" Ditto, John D. Pendergrass, Clyde Ames, Fred K. Rowland. 



SQUADRON 5— FLIGHT B 









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BOTTOM ROW— Frank A. Fauser, Jr., George M. Blaine, Donald D. Modrall, Thomas H. Jon.;s, N, B, Haney, Knox B. McKee Jr., Robert 
A. Nendel, Gusters C. Weiner, Richard L. Pennington, Thomas A. Duncan, Joe K. Piggott. SECOND ROW — John E. Giviason, Max J. 
Bruton, Harold K. Paris, Roy A. Johnson, John A. Lascutoff, Richard R. Spenas, John N. Murr, Donald L. Nave, Leonard Reimann, Earl J. 
Peterson. TOP ROW — Milkove, Alvin, C. J. Murphy, Raymond R. Pieyler, Robert F. Dawson, Charles E. Rohr, Charles R. Law, Jr., Robert 
C. Owens, James J. Proeashey. Alvin O. Baker, Charles J. Paynter, James W. Hughes. 




SQUADRON 6— FLIGHT A 



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BOTTOM ROW— Robert Rotstan, Paul Robizelc, Donald A. Murison, John P. McGrovern, Mike Uais Jr., Argent J. Acosta Jr., Leo M. 
Kafler, Raymond K. Robar, Robert C. Barnes, Arthur Lorentz, John F. Philps. SECOND ROW — Earl L. Broga, Robert A. Printice, Miguel R. 
Rodriguez, Robert S. Spangle, Leonard A. Pavon, John L. Jones, Patrick D. Holland, Ernest E. Mueller, Bill Diffenbaugh, John W. Reep, 
Richard R. H. Dulling Jr., Frank Neff. TOP ROW— Charles Newkiek, Gerald, R. Pobanz, Robert H. Thorn, Norman D. Patridge, Richard A. 
Griffith, Kenneth Messen, Charles L. Fish, Gerold F. Johnson, Lawrence E. Gaddis, Herman J. Chatelain, Martin J. Gleason. 

SQUADRON 6— FLIGHT B 




BOTTOM ROW — A. C. Smith, Lawrence J. Robertson James A. Nelson, James A. Nelson, James K. Pence, Stan. Palmer, Grdg. Solomite, 
Harr/ N. Davis, Thomas J. Warren, Henry C. Barker, Frank E. Russell, Herbert L. Prevost. SECOND ROW— Fred J. Casad, Ernest W. 
Pickins, John H. Gates, Pat L. Mellgren, Robert Louis Miller, J. M. Smith, J. C. Gray, J. M. Silver, M. C. Mayer, B. W. Owens, Marvin K. 
Swafford, Clayton L. Crane. TOP ROW — Raymond M. Paaske, Van G. Burleigh, Robert E. Frisch, Gustav V. Vanek, Mickelsen, Robert 
C, John Reid, John A. Murphy, Daniel K. Emerick, Stephen F. Denis, Dale I. Azlein, Manuel R. Salcidv, Jack C. Hardwick. 





PAUL E. WILCOX 
Wing Commander 




RICHARD HUFFMAN 
Group Commander 




CHARLES EVANS 
Group Commander 




SQUADRON THREE 




From left to right: L. Yost, T. J. Lovell, V. G. Kearns, Flight Commander J. C. Kumler, A. A. Hyde, J. F. Hutchins, E. P. Ovick, G. L: Bosley. 





SQUADRON FOUR 




From left to right: D. J .Beltz, H. R. Clark, I. W. Kinne, R. J. Miller, M. E. Nicolas, Flight Commander A. C. Chase, D. G. Antrum, T. A. 
Wender, W. H. Diehl, J. G. Travis, R. Porter. 





SQUADRON SEVEN 




From left fo right — F. C. James, E. C. Haines, S. J. Copenhaver. A. L. Hannah, R. H. Fisher, W. 
L B. Cooper, J. E. Coughran, E. T. Shockley. R. Hunson, D. B. Walker. H. L. Barkstrom. 



B. Whisenand, Flight Commander 





SQUADRON EIGHT 




From left to right — G. A. Helm, J. M. Kayser, E. W. Stoner, W. A. Murphy, B. L. Porter, A. J. Murphy, Flight Commander R. E. Blauvelt, 
D. Raine, E. C. Townsend, D. J. Nunnaley, A. W. Lowrence, F. H. Workman, J. Simpson. 






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TOP ROW, left to right: Sgt. Emmeron Wallner, Sgt. George 
Kennedy. Corp. Leo Sheehan. Sgt. Albert Pernett, Sgt. Jannes 
Chester. BOTTOM ROW, left to right: Staff Sgt. Stanley 
Gaede. department head; Sgt, tHarry Gluskin, head of main- 
tenance; Sgt. Ralph Smith, assistant department; Sgt. Robert Tea. 



By THOMAS G. McGUlRE 

Little did I reckon was in store for me as I nonchalantly 
entered the Link Room in ignorant bliss. The ridiculous little 
caricatures of airplanes looked like toys to a seasoned 
veteran pilot with 14 hours in a Ryan under his belt. I 
wondered why it was considered necessary to waste time on 
this strange contraption. My musing was cut short by a 
large and stern-faced sergeant. 

"They sent you here? Okeh, get in and I'll explain what 
to do." In retrospect it seems to me his eyes lit up with a 
fiendish gleam of triumph at the prospect of such a fresh 




LINK 



TRAINER 



green victim. 

After I climbed into the cockpit I began to feel a 
strange oppressive feeling of doom. Never had I seen such 
an array of instruments. Rate of climb, turn and bank 
indicator, altimeter, tachometer, clock, oil pressure, oil 
temperature, compass, airspeed, microphones, earphones. 
I was dazed at the realization that I would be responsible 
for manipulating this chamber of horrors. Still partially 
stunned I nodded my head in dumb assent that I under- 
stood the sergeant's instructions. 

STYGIAN DARKNESS FRIGHTENS CADET 

Alone in Stygian darkness in this devious device of dia- 
bolical torture I became conscious of weird noises issuing 




from the depths of the infernal machine. A blinding flash 
of light awakened me to the Imediacy of my task as the 
sergeant jerked the top open and roared "Put on your 
earphones, dimwit." This accomplished, the Reign of Terror 
was on. 

"Watch your airspeed. Hold the needle one needle 
width through the turn. Keep the ball in the center. You're 
gaining altitude. I said 90 degrees not 110. Don't slow the 
turn down. Quit fighting the controls. Relax." 

WILDCAT BY THE TAIL 

Filled with fantastic terror mortal never felt before and 
on the verge of hysteria, to my Indescribable joy the top 
was finally opened. I staggered out. The sergeant handed 
me a paper with brilliant red lines running In all directions, 
a wounded look on his face. 

I assumed the sheet was irrefutable proof of the enormity 

Continued third page forward 




GCCUNC 




L F. BRISTOL 

Navigation, weather, aircraft 

recognition instructor. 

Lazy days pregnant with learning is 
perhaps the most apt phrase that could 
be coined about ground school. Instruc- 
tors and students both were more or 
less affected by the Hemet Heat, a 
variety that is guaranteed to sap the 
vitamins out of man or beast. 

Classes were a pleasant surprise from 
the rigorous program at Santa Ana; 
the periods of relaxation between classes 
were more than welcome, especially the 
privilege of a cigarette. That cinched 
it for 43 K; Ryan Field was the place 
to be. 

Instructors were also a pleasant sur- 
prise. Well versed In their respective 
courses, they not only put it across but 
managed to make It more than just 
interesting. Tests were impartial and 
those who rated the "privilege" of 
remaining on the post for flunking an 
exam were well aware that it was a 




H. E. LANDRY 

Instructor In navigation and 
weather. 




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J. H. KESEE 

Instructor in airplanes and 
engines 

direct result of too much nod and not 
enough attention. 

Emphasis on the course, as It was 
explained, lay on operational technique, 
which we, as pilots, would have to be 
responsible for in more advanced phases 
of training. It'll pay off In the future. 

We were told that a good ground 
school average usually went hand in 
hand with good flying, realized, some- 
what to our chagrin, that It was true. 

Perhaps the most notable feat of 
43K regarding ground school was Its 
valiant efforts to keep awake. Nodding 
heads and glazed eyes were a dime a 
dozen. Instructors repeatedly warned 
against the offense, yet were well sat- 
isfied with class averages. 

As usual, 43 K went through an inno- 
vation; the army Introduced a study 
period immediately following an hour's 
class session. Later when 44 A appeared 



PAUL PIERCE 

Director of ground school. 



Cut 

did 

not 
arrive 



A. WOOLFOLK 

Instructor in airplanes and 
weather 




Teacher of engines and air- 
craft recognition. 




HARRY RAINE 

Teacher of engines and 
weather 




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on ihe scene, the program was revised 
to its present stage which entails taking 
all courses of ground school throughout 
the nine-week training period. 

The purpose of ground school Is 
apparent; the academic front will and 
does contribute a vital share towards 
making better flyers, thus directly point- 
ing a figurative gun towards the enemy. 




A Brave Warrior Is He! 

So brave was he, he did not heed 

The lurking danger there. 

With Napoleonic strategy 

He peers beneath each chair. 

A charge he made like the Light Brigade, 
Courageously he strode. 
With scornful eye heroically 
He inspects the commode. 

Sans thought of self he blows dust from each shelf 

Refusing to retreat. 

With stony stare and icy glare 

Measuring each bed's -pleat. 

Ah what a fight waged this bold knight, 
No army would be practical. 
No battle won nor enemy done 
Without officers called "tactical." 



WAYS OF A CADET 

There are strange things done, in the old 

Cal sun 
By these boys from K 43. 
But one of the best, Sod his poor soul rest. 
Was hialley against the tee. 



SILLY POEM THIS 

With trembling hand he crept through the fence 
Just as the night took wing. 

When he spied the O. D. four steps ahead 

Doing the same darn thing. 



WEEKEND BLUES 

Tell me not in mournful numbers 
What I made on last exams. 
For my heart was all aflunder 
And I felt like potted ham. 
I didn't want to go anywhere this week-end 
anyway. 





LINK TRAINER . . . 

(Continued) 

of my crime. Fearing that he might cnange his mind, I 
bolted for the door and freedom. Shivering like a PT 22 
in a power stall I entered the sanctuary of the ready-room 
with my shattered nervous system shrieking In outraged 
indignation for a cigarette. 

ST. VITU? DANCE? 

Noting my peculiar actions a classmate asked. "St. 
Vitus dance or Link trainer?" As I winced at the mention of 
the last he smiled a superior knowing smile. Appalled at 
such a lack of sympathy I ignored the callous chap. Didn't 
he realize I was a case of incipient claustrophobia? 

And. as my nerves began to quiet down, a funny little 
phrase ran through my mind over and over again. 

You too can be an aviation cadet, it ran. 




SAWBONES AND SUCH 




LL B. B. HUTCHINSON 



Life must get pre+ty monotonous for Doctors Breafhour 
and Hutchinson nnost of the hours of the day. 

Athlete's foot, scraped elbows, dripping noses, tooth- 
aches, torn fingernails, writer's cramps, anything at all but 
a serious ailment. What a life, doctoring a bunch of 
healthy cadets who. 90 per cent of the time, seek sick call as 
an excuse to get a rest from flying or to avoid that Thurs- 
day four-mile run. 

Once in a great while the boys break out their instru- 
ments, gleaming and spotless, and await with gleeful smiles 
the victim of the latest force landing. 

Only to find that damn fool cadet walking Into the 
hospital on two feet, a bashful grin on his face. "Yeah, I 
turned it over, smashed the fuselage, ruined the engine, but 
I'm okeh." 

What a return for those four years of college, four 
years of medical school and one year of Internship. 

"Hell," you can almost hear that subconscious mind of 
the Doc emerging, "why didn't I join the Infantry, nothing 
ever happens in the air corps." 

Well, Docs. 43 K did Its damnedest to make you happy, 
but the Gods of Fortune smiled in the wrong direction. 





PARACHUTE LOFT 




And here are the girls who comprise the 
backbone of the Caterpillar Club. Meet 
Mrs. George and Mrs. Dietrich, the gals 
whose slender fingers really pay off when a 
cadet hits the silk. 



Now here's a spot where everyone comes to sooner or 
later. Fat, thin, tall or short, we can fit any size, says the 
little lady behind the counter. A money-back guarantee 
with every chute. 

Then there's always that old gag, if you don't pull 
that string — oh well, we tried didn't we. 

What a business. Two types of custonners. The ones 
who always conne back and those who — oh well. The Good 
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Oil, I have slipped tlie surly bonds of eartii 

And danceil the skies on laughter-silvered wings; 

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling wirth 

Of sun-split clouds — and done a hundred things 

1 ou have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung 

High in the sunlit silence; hov'ring there, 

IVe chased the shouting wind along, and flung 

My eager craft through footless halls of air. 

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue 

Fve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace 

Where never lark, or even eagle flew — 

And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod 

The high untrespassed sanctity of space, 

Put out my hand and touched the face of God. 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr. 
R.C.A.F. Fighter Pilot 
Killed in action over 
Britain, September, 1941 






DEDICATION 



Those who went before us fought the hardest battles. Often out- 
nunnbered, but never outfought, by their persistence, skill, and courage, 
they beat the enenny at his own game. Day after day, the Japanese 
threw their formations against a wall of American airmen, planning to 
whittle down our air force until it could no longer stand between them 
and future conquests. Instead, It was the enemy who lost the cream of 
his planes and fliers and had to retire to defensive operations, awaiting 
the inevitable counter-offensive. 

The fight against the Nazis was a little less uphill, thanks to the 
cooperation of the R. A. F., which supplied bases. It wasn't long before 
the combined forces of the United States and Great Britain began to 
match the Luftwaffe over France, and when the new planes and pilots 
began to pour In from the United States, the air offensive began In 
earnest. Successful daylight raids over Germany, France and Africa, 
proved that the Nazi best was none too good. 

The month of August marks the third anniversary of the activation 
of the Fifth Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment. During this 
span of time, thousands of hHemet graduates have joined the fliers who 
hold the line. It Is to these men who have shown us how to beat the 
enemy, that we dedicate this "Contact". 





A final grade slip from the Commanding Officer to you men who 

have completed the course at Primary: 

SAFETY — This student is a superior in this phase of his training. Looks 
around well for other air,craft. Checks carefully his cockpit 
procedure, etc. 

PLANNING — Above average. Student plans work well and utilizes his 
time to excellent advantage as Is demonstrated by his progress. 

COORDINATION — Student demonstrated excellent coordination. No 
slips or skids were felt by check pilot, even on forced landings 
or gliding turn Into the field. 

SUSTENTATION — Demonstrated superior sense of sustentatlon. Excel- 
lent sense of air speed In all maneuvers and landing approach. 

I sincerely hope your basic Instructor will see fit to mimeograph a 
bunch of these slips and write your names at the top. 

Good luck, men. It has been a pleasure to have worked with you. 

WILLIAM I. FERNALD, 
Major, Air Corps, Commanding 




Congratulations, Class 44-A, on the successful completion of your 
initial phase of training. Your "Esprit de Corps" has grown like the Allied 
victories. The crowded hours of the past months have reflected your 
eager attitude to become pilots and officers. 

The job that lies ahead is a challenge to your best efforts. Keep 
your keen perspective and resolve that nothing will keep you from your 
goal, those silver wings. In your future lies Victory for us all. Good luck 
and God speed. 

WALKER P. MULLEN, 
I st Lieut., Air Corps 
Commandant of Cadets 





LT. KARL KOENIG 
Tactical Officer 




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LT. B. G. PERRY 
Chaplain 



LT. JAMES W. WILLIAMS 
Tactical Officer 




LT. KENNETH CLUFF 
Tactical Officer 



LT. WM. DOUGLAS 
Tactical Officer 




CAPT. B. F. HAZELTON 
Flying Officer 



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CAPT. VERNER H. MURDOCK 
Flying Officer 





CAPT. WILLIAM P. SLOAN 
Flying Officer 



LT. C. I. MOHLER 
Flying Officer 



LT. JOSEPH B. BENNETT 
Flyinq Officer 




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LT. F. N. SEXTON 
Fiving Officer 







CAPT. B. A. PEETERS 
Intelligence Officer 



LT. FRANKLIN W. DOOLEY 
Adjutant 



ADMINISTRATION 




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LT. KARL C. REEDY 
Asst. Adjutant 




LT. T. J. WEBB 
Finance Officer 




LT. H. GOLDBERG 
Air Corps Supply 



SUPPLY 




LT. CULBERTSON 
Engineering Officer 



MEDICAL STAFF 




LT. B. B. HUTCHINSON 




LT. L J. BRETHOUR 




HOSPITAL STAFF, left to right— Pvt. Bosworth, Pfc. Schrader, T/5 Ryner, Sgt. O'Brien, 
Cpl. Ellis, Pvt. Garlick. 




PAUL E. WILCOX 
Wing Commander 




RICHARD HUFFMAN 
Group Commander 




CHARLES EVANS 
Group Commander 



SOUA 





SQUADRON I; top row. left to right-Dean N. Lake, flight commander, Roy Schumann, Abel J. Pirot, James T. Kerby. James C Matson 
Lyle F. Rotehel; midd e row-James C. Rmehart, John M. Mamuzich, Charles D. Fairbanks, Robert L Qulnn, Maurice D. McGuire Leo A 
itater. Bottom row — Joseph S. Gaddis. 





JAMES M. ADDY 
Bakersfleld. Calif. 

STEWART D. BOWLES 
Alameda, Calif. 

J. K. CLARK 
Port Arfhur, Teas 




HERBERT W. BALLINSER 
Wichita, Kans. 



ROBERT J. AGOSTINHO 
Los Bancs, Calif. 

GEORGE N. BRAGA 
Burlingame, Calif. 



JAMES D. BABBITT 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

ENLO P. CHISHOLM 
Broken Arrow, Okla. 



MAIN GATE — You look like you're happy to return, Reep! 




FREDERICK W. CARTER 
Oceanside, Calif. 




JOHN H. CLARE 
St. Pttersburg, Florida 

MARCUS DICKMAN 
Los Angeles, Calif. 



- HARRY V. CRESS 

Atlantic City, New Jersey 

DAVID G. ELLIOTT 
San Francisco, Calif. 




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AuTii^erefi soys 
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DONALD J. DERBES 
Gendale, Calif. 

JAMES E. FARIS 
Huntington Park, Calif. 

RICHARD D. GARDNER 
Oakland, Calif. 




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JAMES H. JONES 
Boise, Idaho 



HAROLD W. HALL 
Eugene, Oregon 

LEE T. LAMOREAUX 
Pontidc, Mich. 



JOHN R. HILTENBRAND 
Seattle, Wash. 

WILLIAM C. LOASUE 
Clovis, New Mexico 



LOUIS W. GRAGG 
Shawnee, Okla. 

RAYMOND E. KLINE 
Oakland, Calif. 

ROBERT L. McGEE 
Indio, Calif. 



THE UNDERCLASSMEN— No! No! It's my last clean uniform 



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WILLIAM MARSHALL 
Oakland, Calif. 




BURTON M. MILLER 
Oalcland, Calif. 

JEREMIAH D. MURPHY 
Butte. Montana 



WILLIAM T. MOORE 
Lamesa, Texas 

ROSS MURRAY 
Hollywood, Calif. 




Vou'Re weHT, IT uifts 
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WILBURN B. MORROW 
Long Beach, Calif. 

MELVIN L. NELSON 
San Jose, Calif. 

DAVID C. NEHLES 
Spokane, Wash. 





VAN A. NOWLIN 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

ROGER S. PETERSON 
Chlco. Calif. 



WESLEY A. OLSON 
Oakland, Calif. 

NOEL E. PLOWMAN 
La Crosse, Wash. 



JAMES A. PALMER 
Sand Point, Idaho 

JOSEPH L POSPISIL 
Mount Vernon, Iowa 



CHARLES A. PATTON 
San Bernardino, Calif. 



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CHECK RIDE— Yeah, I guess you passed It O.K. 



HOMER G. POWELL 
Nannpa, Idaho 




ANTHON PRYDE 
Biggs, Calif. 




THOMAS F. RAWLINSON 
Portland, Ore. 

THOMAS L. ROBERTS 
San Francisco, Calif. 



JAMES N. REICHARD 
Tulsa, Okla. 

TED C. RODARM 
Seattle, Wash. 








FRANK W. 


ROBERTS 


Merced, 


Calif. 


FRANKLIN 1 


ROSE, JR. 


Piedmont, 


Calif. 


RICHARD ROSEBASKY 


Great Falls 


1, Mont. 




— contact/.^ — 



JOHN YOUNG. Ill 
Alpine. Texas 

2ND LT. JEROME D. HARDING 
San Antonio. Texas 

HOWARD HIGHTOWER 
Los Angeles. Calif. 





SQUADRON 2, top row. left to right— Melvin E. Lambert, Kennelh D. Moore. Loyd M. Vcndble, Edrl W. Kiru«l, Hie.ie L». Bola, Wairan 
D. McLean. Bottom row — Lester C, Mergen + hal, flight commander, M. Wayne Taylor, Edson L. Neal, Walter C. Van .Hook. 




HERMAN S. BALZAR 
Reno, Nevada 

ROBERT A. COBB 
Brownsville. Tennessee 

JAMES A. DALE 
San Diego, Calif. 



ROBERT W. BLACK 
Pasadena, Calif. 

CHANDLER B. COOK 
Urbana, Iowa 



WILLIAM E. BROWN 
Edwardsvjlle, Kansas 

FRANK C. CORTESh 
Glendale, California 



MAINTENANCE— Is that all that holds it together? 








HAROLD T. EDWARDS 
Houston, Texas 

GERALD T, FLAHERTY 
San Francisco, Calif. 



CECIL EVANS 
Memphis, Texas 

CHARLES A. FROST 
Newkirk, Oklahoma 




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CHARLES V. FAUGHT 
Santa Barbara, California 

GEORGE B. GAINES, JR. 
Lake Charles, Louisiana 

CHARLES F. GILLETTE 
Los Angeles, California 



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HAROLD R. GODDARD 
Mitchellville, Iowa 

ELWOOD A. KALLAND 
Tacoma. Washingfon 

GILBERT C. LEWIS 
San Francisco, California 



JOHN H. GREAVES 
Great Falls, Montana 

JAMES R. KILGALLEN 
Boston, Massachusetts 



MAX HAGEMEYER 
Carmel, California 

RALPH L. JONES 
Glendale, Arizona 




PAUL HENNEBERRY, JR. 
San l-ranisico, California 



BETWEEN CLASSES— The pause that refreshes. 




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ROBERT A. LAURENCE 
Portland, Oregon 




FITZHUGH P. McGEE 
Spokane, Washington 

ROBERT L MILLER 
Monterey, California 



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BRUCE E. BALLERY 
Pasadena, California 

ROBERT J. MOORE 
Salem, Missouri 




CHAPUAIf 
CAROSp 

Ode P-; 



ERVIN L. MERRILL 
Trenton, Utah 

JAMES P. MUNKERS 
Spokane, Washington 

ROLAND T. MURRAY 
Clallam Bay, Washington 





JAMES D. NENDEL 
Klamath Falls, Oregon 

WILLIAM L O'WESNEY 
Los Angeles, California 



ROBERT D. NEU 
Sandpolnt, Idaho 

KENNETH J. ORCUTT 
Joliet, Illinois 



ROBERT L. MYERS 
Pasadena, Calif. 

GENE W. OEHLMAN 
Connpton, California 

LOUIS B. PANTHER 
Spokane, Washington 



LINK TRAINER— What's the matter with this picture? Is he 

laughing or crying? 





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WILLIAM C. PAYNTER 




Grass Valley, California 






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HARLAN E. POPP 
Haven, Kansas 



OUR NEXT TRAINER— Who wouldn't want to ride In one of 

these babies? 




EDWARD M. PETERSON 
Anaconda, Montana 

LOUIS J. PRICE 
Prescott, Arizona 

CLAYTON F. PROCTOR 

McMallen, Texas 





WENDELL J. ROBERSON 
San Francisco, California 

LLOYD E. ROWLETT 
Ada, Oklahoma 



JOHN M. ROCK 
Spokane, Washinfton 

KENNETH S. SCHWEIGER 
Phoenix, Arizona 



DUAL TIME— It goes like this. 



ROBERT N. REAVIS 
Colllnsville, Oklahoma 



ROBERT J. ROUSE 
Merced, California 

ARTHUR E. SHOnS 
Law+on, Oklahoma 





BERNARD C. SMITH 
OpelouSdS, Louisiana 

HOWARD A. TURNQUIST 
Swan, iowa 



JAMES A. TRIFFON 
San Pedro, California 

2nd LT. MARCELLUS A. DRAGOC 
Houston, Texas 



2ND LT. WILLIAM C. KILPATRICK 
Ennis, Texas 







1ST LT. JAMES I. LARK 
Panama City, Florida 



SQUADRON 



■A' FLIGHT 




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BOTTOM ROW, left to right— E. H. Miller, C. Delnero, D. E. Brant, T. L. Newsome, F. S. Mostero, F. P. Hayes, R. C. Conrow, E. J. Taylor, 
J. W. Clem, K. P. Dunaway, R. E. Harry, R .E Coburn. SECOND ROW— B. B. Eder, J. M. Simon, M. M. Deskin, D. G. Stewart, H. C. 
Howell, H. W. Hartley, A. R. Fricks, F. A. Fish, J. Singleton, G. D. KIser, R. B. Clow, R. L. Burnett, R. Ross Jr., G. J. Neilson Jr. 
THIRD ROW— H. H. Halstead, J. J. Natour, W. I. Summerfield Jr., L. J. Goodrich, G. P. Whitley, R. G. Moore, W. K. Mitchell, D. Molloy, 
R. P. Cooley, K. P. Gordon, S. L. George, E. M. O'Brien. 



SQUADRON 



■B' FLIGHT 



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BOTTOM ROW, left to right— P. M. Sunshine, F. Newsome, C. L Goltschalk, Robert Harrett, R. B. Maxwell, J. W. Holsappel, P. J. Reis, 
R. A. Murray, C. H. Lawhorn, A. V. Teutscheul, Frank Mellen, H. LRand. SECOND ROW— H. G. Del Fatti, G. D. Lyon, L E. Diven, 
T. F. Stout, F. F. Stahl Jr., J. S. Gaulding, T. A. Hull Jr., R. L. King.H. S. Baltaqlia, T. V. Cuitis, S. N. Reuter, W. C. Bracken, S. Halhorne 
Jr. THIRD ROW— G. R. Relter Jr., D. G. Walker, G. L. Morrison, K. F. Vares, J. K. Potter, B. Suverkrop, J. B. Thomason, G. E. Chumley, 
A. V. Vecchlariello, P. G. Sorenson, K. L. Moody, M. Finkelstein. 



SQUADRON IV -- 'A' FLIGHT 



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BOTTOM ROW, left to right— T. W. Queen Jr., M. H. Smith, R. W. Walbom, C. Dutton, G. M. Myers, G. E. Taylor, C. S. Goodman. C. K. 
Momberg. C. E. Swanson, D. E. Strong. D. R. McGuire, Alfred Rivas, E. T. Miller, F. L. Roscoe, M. D. Johnston, J. W. Mellon. SECOND 
ROW — E. M. Morris. W. J. Ferranty, G. D. Thompson, S. F. Reid, Jr., B. Crocker, Jr., G. C. Mock, D. F. Edwards, M. F. Springmeyer, 
C. J. Natoupil, Jr., J. W. Newton, R. Gutierrez. L M. Gilmore. N. D. Jacques, J. E. Ellis. THIRD ROW— W. J. Cleckler, Jr., E. H. Mould 
W. B. Terry. P. M. Kuefler, T. H. Brand*, J. P. Jacobs, Jr.. R. B. Thiede, J. Milman, H. Neilson, O. N. Korsmo, B. V. Smith, P. Mucha. 



SQUADRON IV - 'B' FLIGHT 



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BOTTOM ROW, left to right— W. G. Wycoff. R. Day, H. K. Burney, M. Hirschi, A. N. Gausemel. Jr., E. B. Stitch, R. F. Statton, J. H. 
Ferrier. M. J. Bertaso. D. J. Coffee, Jr., W. H. Layton. G. A. Meyers. SECOND ROW— E. L. Albin. P. M. Simone. C. C. McMillan. C. W. 
Ripley, T. J. Mouche. D. H. Grawert. W. B. Sineath. S. Rudman. C. J. Durcan, O. T. Cowan. A. D. Brody, L. E. Fuller. THIRD ROW— 
D. L. Glasson. H. E. Hanson, J. A. Williarris, L. M. Clymer, II, M. J. Domangue. Jr.. D. W. Heizman, J. P. Olmstead, L. B. Swan, W. E. 
Hussey, E. J. Mullarkey, R. R_ Davis, Sam FletcVier. 




STANDING, left to right— Hlltenbrand, J. R.; Spencer, R. R.: Gragg, L. W.; Modrall, D. D.: Haney. N. B. 
SITTING, left to right— Silver, J. M.; Owen, R. C: Rodriguez, M. R.: Paaske, R. M. 



CONTACT STAFF 



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Dear Mom, 

You will remember the day I wrote saying that I had 
finally gotten to primary and how thrilled I was with my 
first ride. That day seems like only yesterday, and here we 
are, finished with the first and perhaps the most important 
part of our training as Uncle Sam's flyers. 

Other classes have graduated before us, but to us, of 
course, this is a special event, not only because It is our grad- 
uation, but because the date coincides with that of the third 
anniversary of this post, which was founded three years ago 
on August 25th, 1940. To celebrate this occasion, the week- 
end will be filled with events, and celebrities, including Major- 
General Cousins, Betty hHutton (remember how we used to 
laugh at her) and Mary Pickford have promised to attend. 
North American Aviation and the March Field flyers are 
putting on an air show on Sunday, and Saturday night there 
will be a big dance in hangar one. You can imagine how all 
the fellows are speculating about the 75 girls of the Desert 
Battalion, sponsored by Mrs. Edward G. Robinson, who will 
be present as guests of the graduating class. 

Well, I guest that's about all. Mom — except that I wish 
you and Dad could be here, and Betty, too. If you see her 
explain to her all the things I've never had time to write to 
either of you — about our life here, the sun on the mountains 
at reveille; the cool cleanness of the air way up there; that 
wonderful feeling upon passing a check ride, and how, in the 
evenings when the pace slows a little, we find ourselves again 
with pleasant thoughts and memories of home, and the way 
things used to be. Somehow it all ties in— makes sense — 
that we're here because we want those things unchanged. 
But well — I guess you know what I mean — anyway, we are 
proud to have gotten this far and to see ourselves a little 
farther along the way to becoming a pilot in the United 
States Army Air Forces — as good as any man can be in 
any army. 

Your son. 

Jack 



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GROUND SCHOOL 




GROUND SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS, left to right — A. M. A. idlnger, Director; J. H. Keesee, Airplanes: H. G. Raine, 
Engines: A. W. Woolfolk, Airplanes: L. F. Bristol, Navigation, Weather, Recognition: M. Pennell, Engines. Recognition; 
H. E. Landry, Navigation, Weather. 

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SQUADRON 5: top row, left to right—Roberf D. Chadwick. Robert O. Brewer. James E. Wright. Albert T. Flikkinger, Arthur V. Joel. 
Robert C. Mannagh; bottom row^ — Beverly F. Douglass, William C. Bouck, William B. Schiefele. flight commander, John C. Grady, Ernest 

M. Head. 




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CLYDE AMES 
Seattle, Washington 

PAUL R. BOLERJACK 
Fresno, California 

SAMUEL D. DinO 
OalcUnd, Calitornai 




GEORGE M. BLAINE 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 



ALVIN O. BAKER 
Great Falls, Montaana 

MAX BRUTON 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 



ALVIN D. BARGER 
Chickasha, Oklahoma 

WILLIAM A. CLARK, JR. 
Longvlew, Texas 



LINK ROOM — The devil's own contraption. 




THOMAS A. DUNCAN 
Shavon Springs, Kansas 




CHARLES J. FRALEY 
Van Nuys, California 

ROY A. JOHNSON 
Malcinen, Minnesota 



OLIVER C. GEPNER 
Geary, Oklahoma 

THOMAS H. JONES 
Oakland, California 




INTERIOR OF CABIN— Our haven of rest! 




NORRIS B. HANEY 
Ada, Oklahoma 

WILLIAM A. KRUGE 
Indianapolis, Indiana 

CHARLES R. LAW, JR. 
Cameron, Texas 





CALVIN J. MURPHY, JR. 
Burbank, Texas 




KNOX B. McKEE, JR. 
Los Angeles, California 

DONALD L. NAVE 
Laurel, Montana 



ORRIN V/. MATTHEWS 
Los Angeles, California 

McKAY H. NELSON 
Cedar City, Utah 



TAILOR SHOP 



JOHN A. LOSCUTOFF 
San Francsico, California 

JOHN N. MURR 
Oxnard. California 

ROBERT A. NENDEL 
Klama+h Falls. Oregon 




MERVIN C, NEWELL 
Mona, Utah 




JACK C. NICHOLS 
Walla Walla, Washington 

HENRY A. O'NEIL 
Cannbrldge, Massachusetts 



ROMAN H. OHNEMUS 
Alhambra, California 

DON E. PACKHAM 

Fairfield, Idaho 



TIME CARD — Mistake! How'll I find a mistake in this mess? 





ROBERT C. OWENS 
Seattle, Washington 

HAROLD K. PARIS 
Oakland. California 

DONALD D. MODRALL 
Indianapolis, Indiana 





CHARLES J. PAYNTER 
Payette, Idaho 

RAYMOND R. PRESZLER 
LodI, California 



RICHARD L. PENNINGTON 
Marysvllle, California 

JAMES J. PROCASKEY 
San Antonio, Texai 



HARRY POPENEY 
Los Angeles, California 



JOHN D. PENDERGRASS 
Wenatchee, Washington 



JOE K. PIGSOTT 
Sfockhann, Nebraska 

VICTOR M. RAMIREZ 
Riverside, California 




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RALPH H. ROBINSON 
Salt Lake City, Utah 

JACK L. RUSSELL 
Alvarado, Texas 



CHARLES E, ROHR 
Seattle, Washington 

GORDON L. SMEDLEY, JR. 
Los Angeles, California 



TRAFFIC JAM — "Let's get those solo ships rolling." 





FRED K. ROWLAND 
Springville, Utah 

RICHARD R. SPENCER 
Sand Springs, Oklahoma 

ROBERT V. STUDER 
Wesley, Iowa 




GUSTAV C. WERNER 
Kewaskum, Wisconsin 




CHARLES D. THOMPSON 
Pasadena, California 

DAVID E. WILSON 
Liffle Rock, Arkansas 

1ST. LT. WILLIAM J. HUNKIN II 
Cleveland. Ohio 



GEORGE 1. VAN LEEUWEN, JR. 
San Jose, California 

EARL J. PETERSON 
New Auburn, Wisconsin 



COMING HOME — Do you make all your landings like that? 






DISPATCHERS 




Thou art my dispatcher, 

I do not want. 

Thou makest me to spend lonely hours 

Sitting in the ready room. 

Thou leadest me into temptations 

To leave without notice. 

Thou callest me without warning 

When in the midst of a poker game; 

Yea, though I fly through the densest of 

clouds 
I would fear no evil 
If you were with me; 

For thy rod and staff hanging over my hfead 
Woulds't lead me to bail out 
And let you fly it. 








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SQUADRON 6; top row, left to right — Leonard J. Cooper, rlight commander: Douglas H_ Stratton, Egbert N. Sturdivant, James U. Hawn, 
John F. Mathews, Joe E. Hart, Harold E. Hawn. Bottom row — Thomas P. Frederick, Edmund T. Dimock, Frank Albright, B. Plez Nance, 
Francis DuBois, Albert P. Daniels. 





ARGENT J. ACOSTA, JR 
New Orleans, Louisiana 

EARL L. BRAGA 
Gooding Idaho 

STEPHEN F. DENIS 
Riverside, California 



IVAN D. AZLEIN 
Alexandria, South Dakota 

CLAYTON L. CRANE 
Tacoma, Washington 



HENRY C. BARKER 
Crystal City, Texas 

HARRY N. DAVIS 
Pasadena, Texas 



WAILING WALL— Oh, I wouldn't worry about that. 





CLYDE W. DIFFENBAUGH 
San Jose. California 




RICHARD R. H. DULLNIG 
San Antonio, Texas 

CHARLES L FISH 
Phoenix. Arizona 



DANIEL K. EMERICK 
El Monte. California 

ROBERT E. FRISCH 
Buffalo, New York 



CANTEEN— Bottom's up. 





VERNON OWEN FEIN 
Paso Robles, California 

LAWRENCE E. GADDIS 
Lincoln. Nebraska 

MARTIN J. GLEASON 
Valleio, California 





JAMES C. GRAY 
Kansas City, Missouri 

GERALD F. JOHNSON 
Long Beach, California 

JOHN P. McGOVERN 
San Francisco. California 



RICHARD A. GRIFFITH 
Ventura, California 

LEO M. KOFLER 
Chewelah, Washington 



JACK HARDWICK 
George West, Texas 

ARTHUR LORENTZ 
San Francisco, California 



FLIGHT LINE — Then he says, "Now you do one.' 





ROBERT L. MILLER 

Kansas City, Kansas 

JOHN A. MURPHY 

Sfockton, California 



SUNDAY NIGHT— Oh how we hate to come back. 



ERNEST E. MUELLER 
Elko, Nevada 

JAMES A. NELSON 
Lead, South Dakota 





DONALD A. MURISON 
Albany, California 

KENNETH NESSEN 
Cenferville, Utah 

CHARLES R. NEWKIRK 
Santa Monica, California 




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Bend, Oregon 



STANLEY M. PALMER 
Seattle, Washington 

ERNEST W. PERKINS 
Mesa, Arizona 



JOHN H. OATES 
Huntington Park, California 

LEONARD A. PAVON 
Hayward, California 

JOHN F. PHELPS 
Beaver, OLIahoma 



SOLO TIME — I better do some work today. My army comes 

up tomorrow. 





MIGUEL R. RODRIGUEZ 
San Marino, California 

MANUEL R. SALCIDO 
Pasadena, California 



ROBERT N. ROTSTAN 
Los Angeles, California 

JACK M. SILVER 
Bristow, Oklahoma 





FRANK E. RUSSELL 
Tucson, Arizona 

GRAZIANO SOLOMITA 
Newark, New Jersey 

ABRAHAM C. SMITH 
Rigby, Idaho 





MIKE RAIS 
Miami, Arizona 

RAYMOND K. ROBAR 
Seattle, Washington 

LAWRENCE J. ROBERTSON 
Del Paso Heights, California 



HERBERT L PREVOST 
Long Beach, California 

JOHN REID 
San Francisco, California 



ROBERT A. PRENTICE 
Los Angeles, California 

JOHN W. REEP 
Alpaugh, California 



AFTER RETREAT— So you will solo, eh! 





ROBERT S. SPANGLE 
Follett, Texas 

GUSTAV V. VANEK 
San Antonio, Texas 



MARVIN K. SWOFFORD 
Weafherford, Texas 

THOMAS J. WARREN 
Norman, Oklahoma 



INSPECTION— Yes sir! No sir! No excuse sir! 
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ROBERT H. THORN, JR. 
San Diego, California 

CAPT. WILLIAM A. BROOMFIELD 
Los Angeles, California 

1ST LT. JAMES B. SMITH 
OalclancJ, California 





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LT. ROY D. COOPER 
Athletic Director 



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Asst. Athletic Director 




SQUADRON VII - 'A' FLIGHT 

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BOTTOM ROW, left to right— R. L. Rice, R. 1. Cobb, E. C. Booth, Jr , M. C. Nickle, V. J. Guion, J. W TImple, P. A. Taylor, George L 
Payne, E. S. Jackson, W. Funk, S. J. Miles. SECOND ROW— J. H. Getz, Victor Kreimyer, W. F. Mugler, E Dingier, J. R. Stephenson, D. N. 
Rusk, R. C. Brumer, W. E. Auld, Leland E. Karpe, George E. Caldwell, R. S. Phillips. THIRD ROW— Gerould L Giddlngs. Alvan E. 
Roberts, L C. Clevenger, Norman J. Carlson, James F. Lippaard, W. B. Fankell, Walter K. Sims. W. Naff, Orion C. Harrington, Robert 
N. Fiorina, K. J. Herman and C. J. Cook. 



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SQUADRON VII - 'B' FLIGHT 



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BOnOM ROW, left to right— l-i..-;, ( i.-,,., ?. A. Ehelebe. L. '^. \:^::. Lu^:.-,,^ lAill.^r. Lt;ilci G. M^.r,cn, b. R. Slieiman, R. M. Martin. 
Vernon Fein. C. D. Hobden, A. P. Rabb, William Stanley. R. J. Watson, L. B. Bunker, E B. Minott, R. F. O'Hara. Jr.. James F. Gabriel. 
C. Q. Nigg. SECOND ROW— C. I. Gold, Fabian G. Moeller, J. F. Philbln. S. I. Spelgel, D. F. Morrow, Harry Alexander, L. S Deal, 
W. M. Thompson, H. M. Smith, F. Ryan. P. E. Cranz, W. H. McGrath. D. J. Stinchcombe, E. N. McCardel, I. W. Trefry. THIRD ROW— 
E. H. St. John, C. H. Sundahl, W. L Tarr, R. H. Earheart, W. M. Dougall, H. E. Meyer, Gene L Freeman, A. E. Gronbach. L E. Thomas, 
E. R. Cullity, M. Schwartz. A. L. Goodpasture. 



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BOTTOM ROW, left to right— Carl E. Gordon, R. A. Harrsi, Wayne H. Buhrmann, W. H. Cook, W, F. Miller, R. P. Elkins, R. E. Moore, 
C. W. Baisden, James Stevenson, R. K. Lambert, C. H. Cobbleigh, A. M. Heun, E. P. Maycumber, M. N. Dalton, J J. Grossert. Jerome E. 
Franke. SECOND ROW— John K. Bullock, A. C. Neilson, O. M. Smith, Herbert S. Finney, L. G, Glasgow, E. W 'Seal, W. W. Charamza. 
R. B. Cline, P. H. Perry, Elmer Reid, E. L. Cotton, H. A. Stanley, W. Munkers. THIRD ROW— Martin Geiszler, Jr.', Donald D Dirks, Gerald 
L. Moir, R. E. Stolz, Edwin G. Tauzer, J. Kokonis, William Patak, C. H. Paya, D. L. Smith, E. Spencer, R. E. Thomas 



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BOTTOM ROW, left to right— Albert R. Nish, Jr.. Warren C. Miles, Earl G. Sawyer, C. J. Stock, James V. Oliver. C. Riddlehuber, D. G. 
Titus. P. E. Sherman, W. H. Boehmler, R. Anderson, H. P. Fauerby, H. V. Rogers, Thomas J. Downey, Morris Mitchel. SECOND ROW — 
J. Morrow, D. H. Robertson. G. W. Holmes, A. L. Sundstrom, Milton Andrews, H. M. Deja, W. R. Lunsford, James East, R. W. Seymour, 
W. E. Juengel, Robert Goldman, F. E. Miron, W. S. Holley. TOP ROW— John L. Gaston, J. C. Nelll, R. J. MacFarland, R. R. Herrington, 
J. W. Webber, D. R. Curl. Harvard A. Bitter, J. P. Quinn. R W. Harmon, Nick Maggiaro, Robert D. Taylor. 








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REVEILLE 



How long after that second bugle can I lie here and 

still make formation shades of Irving Berlin 

O how I'd like to remain In bed Why don't they ever 

give us time to sleep mrumph what a bright 

moon out surely it's not 5:15 yet why did those 

guys have to turn on the light .... Someday I'm going to 

murder the bugler Poor civilians; don't know what 

they are missin' these fresh California mornings, 

lounging around in bed til 5:15 great life time 

for another cat-nap .... mmm . . . hrmp . . . mmm 

MY GAWD, there's the whistle where's my 

sock And then I'll get the other pup where's 

my pants The guy who gets the bugler up hley, 

you guys, don't turn off the light! Tell the sarge I'll be 

right with em And spend the rest of my life in bed. 






We Uedicaie 

this Issue of Contact to our 
flying Instructors, men of unsung 
fame whose enduring patience and 
perserverance has helped us through 
primary. 

Class 44-B salutes you. 




MAJOR WM. I. FERNALD 
Commanding 



Yours is the thankless job of keeping 
the level of discipline to the air corps 
standard. Often times it is hard for us to 
see the necessity of gigs and regulations. 
We growl and grumble at the thought of 
all the soldiering we have to do. Then we 
pause in our mad rush long enough to rea 
ize the problems you face. It is hard to 
make good flyers, but it is equally as hard 
making officers of those flyers. At Hemet 
we learned to fly, but more than that, 
through your efforts ve learned to take 
orders as officer trainees should. Alonq 
with the military training we received we'l 
remember our week-end open post, our 
Wednesday open post and our visitor 
nights. We are grateful for it all. 



hiere we qive grateful recognition for 
the privilege that was ours to serve under 
this commanding officer. Every hiemet Ca- 
det has taken to the air with confidence 
inspired by his quiet, positive manner, and 
as we leave Hemet, whether it be on to Basic 
or to new fields of endeavor, it is realized 
by all that this man saw to it that we got 
a square deal. 

Reflected in the policies of the flying 
Instruction program are the ideals he stands 
by "His belief in men and their ability to 
fly" . . . 




LT. WALKER P. MULLEN 
Commandant of Cadets 




FLIGHT 
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CAPT. B. F. HAZELTON 
Flying Officer 




CAPT. VERNER H. MURDOCK 
Flying Officer 




CAPT. WILLIAM P. SLOAN 
Flying Officer 



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Flying Officer 



FLIGHT 
OFFICERS 




LT. C. I. MOHLER 
Flying Officer 




LT. F. N. SEXTON 
Flying Officer 





CAPT. B. A. PEETERS 
Intelligence Officer 



LT. FRANKLIN W. DOOLEY 
Adjutant 



ADMINISTRATION 




LT. KARL C. REEDY 
Asst. Adjutant 




LT. T. J. WEBB 
Finance Officer 




LT. H. GOLDBERG 
Air Corps Supply 



SUPPLY 




LT. CULBERTSON 
Engineering Officer 



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LT. WILLIAM DOUGLAS 



TACTICAL OFFICERS 



While in constant peril of being "rack- 
ed back", these patient gentlemen try to 
maintain that delicate balance between 



high morale and good discipline by alter- 
nately "go to bat" and curbing our innate 
raunchy tendencies. 





LT. JAMES W. WILLIAMS 



LT. KENNETH CLUFF 




CAPT. B. B. HUTCHINSON 

Our two-pronged offensive against 
bacilli and hemorrage headquarters at the 
hospital. There two vigilan-t meat wagons 
sit in preparedness, eager to rush out with 
screaming sirens to scoop up a cadet from 
twisted fuselage. Capt. Hutchinson and Lt. 
Brethour also run one of the post's most ex- 
clusive men's clubs, where membership is 
limited to those with a temperature of 
ninty-nine or better. Every type of service 
is offered, from putting a splint on a nasty 
hangnail to delivering a baby. 




MEDICAL 
OFFICERS 




LT. L J. BRETHOUR 



LT. B. G. PERRY 
Chaplain 



Chaplain Perry with his ready smile 
and kind words has given many a harried 
and fraught cadet much needed advice and 
comfort. Have you tried his new double- 
headed, bevel-edged punch? We think 
you'll like it. 



GROUND SCHOOL 




GROUND SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS, left to right— A. 

Engines; A. W. Woolfoll<, Airplanes; L. F. Bristol, Navi 
fion; H. E. Landry, Weather. 

A gutteral "WOOF" always indicated 
that Mr. Raine wished us to take seats when 
he entered the room, and that one of his 
soothing chats on the inner nnysteries of 
detonation or the romance of the poppet 
valve was about to begin. 

From the very start Mr. Pennell's "I mean 
business" attitude drove us on the seek 
out the mysteries of the engine. Then one 
day, pale from the lack of sleep, he an- 
nounced that the smokes were on him. 
"Manifold pressure" and "R.P.M." took a 
drop to be momentarily replaced by "how 
it feels to be a papa." CONGRATULA- 
TIONS! 

"You might not believe it but it's true," 
— are words that we'll never forget when 
we think of Mr. Woolfolk. We didn't be- 
lieve at first. Our arguments were logical 
too, but what could we do when he had 
Newton on his side? 

Mr. Bristol cunningly taught us navi- 



M.Weidinger. Director: J. H. Keesee, Airplanes; H. G. Raine, 
gation. Weather, Recognition; M. Pennell, Engines, Recogni- 

gation, weather and recognition in spite of 
the hot sleepy afternoons. We will be re- 
minded of him in many of our duties as 
we go on with our training also — the only 
man that doesn't need a compass to draw 
a perfect circle. 

Mr. Weldinger is the man responsible 
for the organization of ground school and 
under his direction we are prepared for 
the next step in our ground school training. 

Mr. Landry will always be remembered 
for his eternal amazement at the lethargy 
of the aviation cadet and his quiet, erudite 
manner of explaining clearly how to navi- 
gate the PT-22 or how to tell when it's 
raining. 

At 7:30 Mr. Keesee is all business. Only 
once did he detour from the task of teach- 
ing cadets "Why It Flys" to crack a poker- 
faced witticism. We stay awake now wait- 
ing for another. 




LINK 
TRAINER 



LINK ROOM — The devil's own contraption. 





TOP ROW, left to right— S/Sgt. Stanley E. Geade, Sgt. Emmeron 
B. Wallner, PFC Richard A. Reyes, PFC. Harold C. Wolber, Sgt. 
George W. Kennedy, Cpl. James E. Chester. BOTTOM ROW— 
Cpl. Jack Helferd, Sgt. A! F. Pernett, Cpl. Leo C. Sheehan, 
S/Sgt. Ralph F. Snnith, Sgt. Robert H. Tea. (S/Sgt. Harry I. 
Gluskin was not present when picture was taken.) 



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SQUADRON I 

Battaglia, H. S. 
Bracken, W. C. 
Brant, D. E. 
Burnett, R. L 
Chumley, G. E. 
Clow, R. B. 
Clem, J. W. 
Cobourn, R. E. 
Cooley, R. P. 
Conrow, R. C. 
Cur+Is, T. V. 
Del FattI, H. G. 
Delnero, C. 
Deskin, M. M. 
Diven, L. E. 
Dunaway, K. P., Jr. 
Eder, B. B. 
Endresen, R. J. 
Rnkelstein, M. 
Fish, F. A. 
Fricks, A. R. 
Gaulding, J. S. 
George, S. L. 
Gordon, K. P. 
Gottschalk, C. L. 
Halstead, H. H. 
Harry, R. E. 
Hartley, H. W. 
Hathorn, S., Jr. 
Hayes, F. P. 
Holzapfel, J. W. 
Howell, H. C. 
Hull, T. A., Jr. 
Kiser, G. D. 
Lawhorn, C. H. 
Lyon, G. D. 
Matour, J. J. 
Maxwell, R. B. 
Mellen, F. C. 
Miller, E. H. 
Miller, W. N. 
Mitchell, W. K. 
Molloy, D. 
Moody, K. L. 
Moore, R. G. 
Morrison, G. L. 
Mostero, F. S. 
Murray, R. A. 
Newson, T. L. 
Nielsen, G. J., Jr. 
O'Brien, E. M. 
Potter, J. K. 
Rand, H. L 
Reiter, G. R., Jr. 
Reuter, S. N. 
RIes, P. J. 
Ross, R., Jr. 
Sinderson, J. E. 
Singleton, J. C. 
Sorenson, P. G. 
Starrett, R. L. 
Stahl. F. F., Jr. 
Stewart, D. G. 



Stout, T. F. 
Sunshine, P. M. 
Suverkrop, B. 
Taylor, E. J. 
Summerfield, W. I., Jr. 
Teutschel, A. V. 
Thomason, J. B. 
Vecchiariello, A. V. 
Walker, D. G. 
Whiteley, G. P. 

STUDENT OFFICERS 
Capt. Kursar, A. 
2nd Lt. Feldman, M. S. 
WOJG Lear, H. E. 

SQUADRON IV 

Albin, E. L. 
Bertaso, M. J. 
Brandt, T. H. 
Brody, A. D. 
Burney, H. K. 
Cleckler, W. J., Jr. 
Clymer, L. M., II 
Coffee, D. J., Jr. 
Cowan, O. T. 
Crocker, B., Jr. 
Davis, R. R. 
Day, R. M. 
Domangue, M. J., Jr. 
Durcan, C. I. 
Dutton, C. 
Edwards, D. F. 
Ellis, J. D. 
Ferrante, W. J. 
Ferrier, J., II 
Fletcher, S. 
Fuller, L. E. 
Gausemel, A. N., Jr. 
Gllmore, L. M. 
Glasson, D. L. 
Goodman, C. S. 
Grawert, D. H. 
Gutierrez, R. 
Hansen, H. E. 
Heizman, D. W. 
Hirschi, M. 
Hussey, W. E. 
Jacobs, J. P., Jr. 
Jaques, N. D. 
Johnston, M. D. 
Korsmo, O. N. 
Kuefler, P. M., Jr. 
Layton, W. H. 
McGuire, D. R. 
McMillan, C. C. 
Mellon, J. W. 
Meyer, G. A. 
Miller, E. T. 
Milman, J. 
Mock, G. C. 
Momberg, C. K. 
Morris, E. M. 
Mouche, T. J. 
Mould, E. H. 



Mullarky, E. J. 
Myers, L. M. 
Nastoupil, C. J., Jr. 
Newton, W. J. 
Nielsen, H. F. 
Olmsted, J. P. 
Queen, T. W., Jr. 
Reid, S. F., Jr. 
Ripley, C. W. 
Rivas, A. 
Roscoe, F. L. 
Rudwan, S. 
Simone, P. M. 
Sineath, W. B. 
Smith, B. V. 
Smith, M. H. 
Springmeyer, M. F. 
Statton, R. F. 
Stich, E. B 
Strong, D. E. * 
Swan, L. B. 
Swanson, C. E. 
Taylor, G. E., Jr. 
Terry, W. B. 
Thiede, R. B. 
Thompson, C. D. 
Walbom, R. W. 
Williams, J. A. 
Wycoff, W. G. 
STUDENT OFFICERS 
1st Lt. Hansen, P. B. 
2nd Lt. Malick, D. N. 

SQUADRON VII 

Alexander, H. N. 
Auld, W. E. 
Booth, E. C, Jr. 
Bruner, R. C. 
Bunker, L. B., Jr. 
Caldwell, G. E. 
Carlson, N. V. 
Clevenger, L. C. 
Cobb, R. I. 
Cook, C. J. 
Crantz, P. E. 
Cullity, E. P. 
Deal, L. S. 
Dengler, E. V. 
Dougall, W. M. 
Earhart, R. H. 
Ehelebe, R. A. 
Fankell, W. B. 
Florine, R. N. 
Freeman, G. L. 
Funk, W. H. 
Gabriel, J. B. 
Getz, J. H. 
Giddings, G. L. 
Gold, C. I. 
Goodpasture, A. L. 
Grombach, A. E. 
Guion, V. J. 
Hall, L. C. 
Harrington, O. C. 
Herman, K. J. 



Hobdey, C. D. 
Jackson, E. S. 
Karpe, L E. 
Kreimeyer, V. L. 
Lippard, J. F. 
Martin, R. M. 
McCardle, E. N. 
Meyer, H. E. 
Miles, S. J. 
Miller, E. B. 
Minott, R. A. 
Moeller, F. G. 
Monell, L. G. 
Morrow, D. F. 
Mugler, W. F. 
Naff, W. H. 
Nickle, M. C. 
Nigg, C. Q. 
O'Hara, R. F., Jr. 
Payne, G. B. 
Philbin, J. F. 
Phillips, R. S. 
Pines, H. 
Rabb, A. P. 
Rice, R. L. 
Roberts, A. E., Jr. 
Rusk, D. N. 
Ryan, F. X. 
Schwartz, M. 
Sherman, D. R. 
Sims, W. K. 
Smith, H. M. 
Spiegel, S. I. 
Stanley, G. C. 
Stephenson, J. R. 
Stinchombe, D. J. 
St. John, E. H. 
Sundahl, C. H. 
Tarr, W. L. 
Taylor, P. A. 
Thomas, L. E. 
Timpe, J. W. 
Trefry, I. W. 
Watson, R. J. 
McGrath, W. H. 
Thompson, W. M. 

STUDENT OFFICERS 
1st Lt. Kittleson, V. L. 

SQUADRON VIII 

Anderson, R. 
Andrews, M. L. 
Baisden, C. W. 
Bitter, H. A. 
Boehmler, W. H. 
Bullock, J. K. 
Buhrmann, W. H. 
Charamza, W. W. 
Cline, R. B. 
Cobleigh, C. H., Jr. 
Cook, W. H. 
Cotton, E. L., Jr. 
Curl, D. R. 
Dalton, M. N. 



Deja. H. M. 
Dirks, D. D. 
Downey, T. J. 
East, J. W. 
Elkins, R. P. 
Fauerby, H. P, 
Finney, H. S. 
Franke, J. E, 
Gaston, J. L. 
Geiszler, M., Jr. 
Glasgow, L. G. 
Goldman, R. 
Gordon, C. E. 
Grossart, J. J. 
Harmon, R. W. 
Harrington, R. R. 
Harris, R. L. 
Heun, A. M. 
Holley, W. S. 
Holmes, G. W. 
Juengel, W. E. 
Lambert, R. K. 
Lunsford, W. K., Jr. 
MacFarland, R. J. 
Maggiaro, N. 
Maycumber, E. P., Jr. 
Miles, W. C, Jr. 
Miller, W. F., Jr. 
Miron, F. E. 
Moir, J. L. 
Moore, R. E. 
Morrow, J. H. 
Munkers, W. 
Neill, J. O. 
Nielsen, A. C. 
Nish, A. R., Jr. 
Patak, W. 
Paya, C. H. 
Perry, P. H. 
Quinn, J. P. 
Read, E. J. 
Ridlehuber, C, 
Robertson, D. 
Rogers, H. V. 
Sawyer, E. G. 
Saymour, W. R. 
Sherman, P. E. 
Smith, D. L. 
Seal, E. W. 
Smith, O. M. 
Spencer, E. 
Stanley, H. A. 
Stevenson, J. W. 
Stock, C. J. 
Stolz, R. E. 
Tauzer, E. G. 
Taylor, R. D. 
Thomas, R. E. 
Titus, D. G. 
Webber, J. W. 
Sundstrom, A. L., Jr. 
Mitchell, M. J. 

STUDENT OFFICERS 

2nd Lt. Chamberlain, E. N. 

2nd Lt. Penn, C. C, Jr. 





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SQUADRON 




BOTTOM ROW, Left to Right: Maurice E. Solt, Ervin P. Ovick,, Edward T. Molitor, John C. Kumler, Commander: 
Albert A. Hyde, Lester L. Stone, Thomas J. Lovell; TOP ROW— Morris F. Roberts, Joseph F. Hutchlns, Vaughn 
S. Kearns, Robert V. Lindquist, Lloyd Yost, Robert S. Alexander and George L. Bosley. 

FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS 



SQUADRON IV 

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BOTTOM ROW, Left to Right: Millard L. Davis, Jomes G. Travis, Ray Porter, Alfred C. Chase, commander; 
Harold R. Clark, William H. Diehl: TOP ROW— William G. Graton, Robert J. Miller, M. Edmund Nicolas, Donald 
G. Ankrum, Ivan W. KInne and Thomas A. Wender. 



SQUADRON VII 




BOTTOM ROW, Left to Right: Fred C. James, Elmer C. Haines, S. J. Copenhaver, Adelbert L. Hannah, James 
E. Coughran, Ralph R. Akins; TOP ROW — Lin B. Cooper, Robert H. Fisher, Robert E. Knowles, Edwin T. Shockley 
and Roald Hanson. 

FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS 

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BOTTOM ROW, Left to Right: Albert W. Lawrence, William A. Murphey, Emerson G. Townsend. Raymond E. 
Blauvelt, commander; James Simpson, JosepTi E. Robb, William J. Gordon; TOP ROW — Kenneth E. McLaughlin, 
Arthur J. Murphy, John S. Wilbur, Berl L. Porter, W. Deane Raine and D. Gerald Nunnaley. 



CADET 



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Left to Right — Vern J. Guion. Cadet Wing Commander; George J Nielsen, Jr., Cadet Adjutant; Paul M. Sunshine, Executive Officer; 
William J. decider. Sergeant Major. 



OFFICERS 




GROUP I 

Richard P. Cooley, Commander 
Bernard B. Eder, Adiutant 




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William H. Naff, Commander 
Arthur M. Heun, Adjutant 








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D. Lyon, Edward J. Mullarky, Afred R. Pricks. MIDDLE 
ROW — Ludwick M. Clymer, Thomas V. Curtis. Laird B. 
Swan. Philben B. Engo. BOTTOM ROW— Cadet Squadron 
Commanders Wilmer E. Hussey, George R. Reiter. Oscar 
N. Korsmo and Harvey S. Del Fatti. 




TOP ROW, left to right- Cadet Flight Lieutenants Roger 
L. Rice, Robert Anderson. Gerald C. Stanley. MIDDLE ROW 
Cadet Flight Lieutenants Ralph E. Stoltz. James tH. Morrow, 
Kenneth J. Herman, Charles J. Cook. BOTTOM ROW— Cadet 
Squadron Commanders Walter W. Charameza, Clarence H. 
Cobleigh, Jr., Harvey V. Rogers and Alvan E. Roberts. 



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'Neath multi-colored slacks and blouses, 
smears of grease and hair awry 

We eager, eager thrushes hustle long, hot 
hours that you might fly. . . . 

Faces smeared with globs of greases, faces 
scorched a fiery hew. . . . 

Replacing mans be-muscled labors, as of 
these there are too few. . . . 

Oh Lord!! . . . And verily I say . . . "As of 
these there are too few. . . . 

Bathed and soaped and richly scented. . . . 
Groomed and preened to men's de- 
light. . . . 

Lush warm body, freshly powdered, drift- 
ing out into the night. . . . 





PHYSICAL TRAINING SCHEDULE 

MOM.— Double Time 
TUES.— Sprint 
WED.— Run 

THURS.— Run Like Hell 
FRI. — Competition Races 
SAT. — Anything You Like 

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LT. ROY D. COOPER 
Athletic Director 




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LT, EUGENE WINEINGER 
Asst. Athletic Director 




SGT. HARRIS FINE 











SQUADRON ONE 



II A 11 



A" FLIGHT 




TOP ROW, left to right— V. L Domino, R. E. Elliott, H. R. Feder, A. E. Boettcher, E. F. Karges, Jr., T. E. D. Hackney, Jr., A. K. Hill, 
W. G. Frazier, Jr., R. W. Beattie, L L Holland, D. R. Hutoon. MIDDLE ROW— J. H. Grantham, R. F. Foster, M. Hut, M. M. Derry, 
V. O. Gustafson, J. F. Grant, J. J. Cornwall, H. D. Chase, M. L. Fisher, G. H. Brisko, W. E. Hansen, G. Camp. BOTTOM ROW— W. B. 
Drake, O. G. Huettig, D. L Brubaker, T. U. Hart, L P. Hansen, E. C. Gast, I. C. Dahmen, C. M. Harvey, Jr., M. R. Erickson, F. O. 
Feemster, W. W. Dyess, O. D. Argadine. 



SQUADRON ONE 



"B" FLIGHT 




TOP ROW, left to right— R. C. Norman, G. E. Swink, W. G. Vinson, C. L. Spindler, F. G. Smith, I. W. Slingsby, D. D. Murdoch, W. L 
Kletzman, J. D. Nolan, V. W. Lilley, E. J. McCabe. MIDDLE ROW— W. M. Oliver, F. R. Paul, T. L Viguers, Jr., M. W. Yacenda, 
A. M. Yacenda, R. M. Neely, Jr., D. F. Weeks, H. A. Lovegreen, Jr., T. J. Maroney, Jr, R. C. Miessler, Jr., G. D. McAdams, L. L. McLarty. 
BOTTOM ROW— G. Lloyd, Jr., W. J. Suerwein, J. R. Thiele, P. G. Mora, S. V. W. Peters, Jr., W. R. Wais, F. N. Johnson, P. C. Lambert, 
R. H. Jones, R. L. Naegle, R. L. Mench, P. J. Joos, C, H. Jepson. 



SQUADRON TWO 



"A" FLIGHT 




TOP ROW, left to right— H. C. Graves, D. Davis, B. H. Daniel, C. M. Gray, R. L. Anderson, A. J. DeVillier, Jr., B. L. Bucher, D. M. 
Bahllng, K. H, Boege, A. B. Holiman, Jr.. R. M. Grossman, R. R. Fisher. MIDDLE ROW— C. F. Hailing, D. D. Coski, A. J. Johnson, 
K. L. Hanson, J. E. Campbell, J. W. Dunaway, R. J. Aitken. Jr., F. P. Benfer, W. J. Frink. R. E. Everett, O. D. Bondurant, Jr., M. E. 
Fowler. BOTTOM ROW— C. P. Chesbrough, A. E. Ireland, Jr., K. L. Brown, E. P. Fichtee, J. Feldstein, L. M. Hall, F. N. Hass, 
E. C. Gates, D. C. Eaby, H. E. Hetzler, D. A. Elliott, F. A. Hoeksema, L. D. Guy. 



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TOP ROW, left to right— W. N. LeBaron, C. R. Landers. M. Mlshalow. J. M. Wiegner, C. W. Luke. J. M. Williams, W. A. Kaiser, H. H. 
Locke, M. E. Mable, A. Yee, F. L. Nance, Jr. MIDDLE ROW— J. C. Walker, R. F. Lehman. T. J. O'Rourke. D. E. Metzler, M. M. Kinyon, 
J. O. Merritt, D. J. Nelson, R. W. Petersen, J. E. Tjelle, W. A. Johnson. W. M. Slocum. J. V. Morris. BOTTOM ROW— J. C. McCarville, 
R. M. Nuckolls, T. C. Stacer, R. M. Vogel, R. R. Joslin. F. E. Williams, E. W. Karlsen. E. R. Paaske, M. I. Smith, C. W. Penske, D. W. 
Murdock, D. F. Schwerkey, H. C. Ling. 



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A" FLIGHT 





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TOP ROW, left to right— S. Eldrldge, B. Johnson, W. C. Guenther, A. F. Goulet, R. F. Finlay, C. W. Adams, R. A. Carlsen, J. R. Daub. 
B. G. Brewer, E. W. Blair, R. H. Dunhan, P. H. Donahoe. MIDDLE ROW— C. B. Bryson, R. Fleischer, A. Fhram, C. W. Aring, W. P. Canterna, 
J. J. Alonso, L Finklestein, B. B. Gwin, C. J. Harmon, H. M. Gustafson, J. B. Christensen, W. S. Crum. BOTTOM ROW— D. E. Gala- 
gher. J. J. Boyds+on, F. A. Ekstein, R. H. Hamblin, W. H. Alexander, C. P. Holliday, D. H. Barlow, C. A. Holsllne, A. E. Hector, 
R. G. Jacobsen, C. W. Ellis, R. W. Goshorn, E. N. FabiL 



SQUADRON FIVE 



"B" FLIGHT 




TOP ROW, left to right— B. J. Snider, B. A. Vrem, D. F. McCormick, C. B. Stout, W. W. Pond, C. M. Kara, H. Lichtman. E. Silberman, 
R. P. Wightman, J. M. Walker, R. Lockwood. MIDDLE ROW— M. C. Mace, Jr., L. R. Kolbe, G. W. Wilison, D. R. Murphy, R. Spillane, 
W. C. Martin, J. H. Lorenz, C. B. Nash, F. P. Nylander, L. L. Ottley, F. L. Peric, C. J. Kalickl. BOTTOM ROW— A. D. Peck, A. B. Mid- 
dlemas, J. D. Ledbetter, E. A. Morrison. R. L. Nesmith, C. S. Smith, E. W. Kech, T. S. Loeber, J. C. Jones, T. L. Johnson, N. S. Potthoff, 
S. M. McKay, H. D. Montgomery. 



SQUADRON SIX 



"A" FLIGHT 




TOP ROW, left to right— E. R. Chapman, G. L Gunderson, E. M. Emery, M, V. Hughes, Jr., R. L. Bell, G. M. Ellings, G. N. Flanders. 
M. K. Burk. R. L. Jacobson, A. Gamba, L J. Cozzolind, B. M. Cloud. MIDDLE ROW— W. J. Helm, B. L Brenchley, G. A. Butz, B. R. 
hiannigan, Jr., C. P. Barrett, H. D. Hammett, Jr., R. M. hlarris, E. H. Holmes, E. G. Hoganson. E. E. Haasis, J. B. Durst, E. E. Hansen. 
BOTTOM ROW— A. W. Elliott. J. F. Gallagher, R. S. France, G. B. Barnard, Jr., G. G. Grant, J. J. Devlin, C. J. Downey. Jr., W. E. Dacit, 
B. Anderson, E. Breaw, Feddersen, W. Flood, W. C. Finster. 



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TOP ROW, left to right— Beryl Williams, H. P. Kinney, W. F. Myers. Jr., L G. Rice, J. F. Mosher, R. J. Van Sloyk. J. S. Lipsit, R. B. 
Mauch, W. C. Montgomery, C. E. Johnson, S. McDonnell, T. H. Newton. MIDDLE ROW— G. R. Taylor, Ray Silvius. W. K. Wrind, 
L E. Well, J. J. Sullivan, S. Kowrlski, A. W. Middleton. E. Kaminsici, R. Keller, M. L Perry, J. H. O'Keefe. BOTTOM ROW— J. P. Long, 
T. W. Mooney, N. C. Mathers, C. C. Vaughn, R. L Webb, R. Jones, E. Kennedy, P. L. Sommer, D. E. Smith, L. E. Neece, J. C. Wirrer, 
A. F. Liester, R. E. Patheal. 



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PATRICIA MORRIS 



Beseeching voices void of bodies 
cooing softly from the mike . . . 

Running Cadets, crunching grav- 
el, eager, eager all alike 




The "Thorne Among Dispatchers" 
bellows twice and thrice to no 
avail 

n fact, I fear his boys respond as 
slow as Santa Ana mail 



NATALIE SROSSKOPF 



DISPATCHERS 







This man has found to do his 
job, that he must use a voice 
of steel 

hHis cohorts on the other hand 
are backed by scads of sex- 
appeal . . . 




WM. B. ELLIOn 



W. B. BAILEY 



CONTACT STAFF 




Left fo. Right — Wm. J. Cleckler, Morris J. Domangue, Jr., George W. Holmes, James W. East, Charles L. Gottschalk, George J. Nielsen, Jr. 



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To our Flight Instructors, we respectfully dedicate this 
issue of Contact. Theirs is a hard lot. With infinite patience 
they've changed earth bound "Dodos" into air-borne fledg- 
lings. Quietly, earnestly — without any public acclaim to com- 
pensate them for their great work — they have added their 
part in America's production line of victory; they have shaped 
the pilot who in turn will help shape the ultimate destruction 
of our enemies. 

Only now do we realize how hard they have worked with 
us. It was their task to produce flyers, and they have done 
their work well. They have shaped our destiny — it is our duty 
to fulfill it, for it is the destiny of everything that is fair, 
decent and worthwhile — it is the destiny of America. 

It was inevitable that in the process of our training we 
have unconsciously absorbed some characteristics, some 
traits of our instructors — we "will" be a worthy reflection of 
their efforts. 

So, we, the class of 44C, salute you, the civilian Flight 
Instructors. Along with this dedication goes our heartfelt 
appreciation and thanks for everything you've done for us. 
You've given us our wings; we will use them well. 




MAJOR WM. I. FERNALD 
Commanding 



Mild mannered, soft spoken Major Fernald is a familiar figure on this 
post. Definitely a man of action, nevertheless the Major always has time 
to help some "gadget" straighten out his chandelles. 

Born in 1905 at Tarpon Springs, Florida, he attended the University 
of Florida and graduated in 1930. Not the least of his many accomplish- 
ments was the successful construction of a two place airplane. Designed 
and built in his spare time, over a period of two years, he later sold it 
for $200. 

Hie procured an age waiver and enlisted In the Army Air Corps as a 
cadet in 1934, took primary and basic training at Randolph Field Texas, 
and graduated from Advanced at Kelly Field, Texas. From 1936-38 
he was stationed at Luke Field, hHonolulu, T. hi., with a pursuit squadron. 
Returning to the states he became an advanced instructor at Kelly Field. 
In 1940 he requested leave from duty and became a civilian Flight 
Instructor at MIra Loma Academy at Oxnard. In 1942 he was recalled 
to active duty and Oxnard's loss became Ryan's gain. 

The Major, his wife and three and a half year old son reside In Heme; 
and as this goes to press, are expecting a visit from the stork. 




LT. KENNETH CLUFF 
Tactical Officer 




LT. KARL KOENIG 
Tactical Officer 




LT. WALKER P. MULLEN 
Commandant of Cadets 



TACTICAL 

OFFICERS 





LT. WM. DOUGLAS 
Tactical Officer 



LT. JAMES W. WILLIAMS 
Tactical Officer 




CAPT. B. A. PEETERS 
Inlelligence OFficar 




Father Joseph Mackey 




Capt. Wendell L. Ensors 
Chaplain 




LT. T. J. WEBB 
Finance Officer 



ARMY 




CAPT. F. W. DOOLEY 
Adjutant 



ADMINISTRATION 




LT. H. GOLDBERG 
Air Corps Supp'y 




LT. KARL C. REEDY 
Asst. Adjutant 




LT. CULBERTSON 
Engineering Officer 




CAPT. B. B. HUTCHINSON 



MEDICAL 

STAFF 





LT. L. J. BREATHOUR 



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OBSTACLE 
COURSE 



THE CONQUEST OF GRISLY GULCH 



SCENE: A shimmering desert bedecked with gaunt white scaffolds. 

Vultures may be seen hovering over the end of the gulch. 
TIME: A September afternoon. 

Enter from left a cloud of dust which soon materializes into a 
column of cadets. 
SQUADRON COMMANDER: Awright— peel off, three at a time. On 

the double! 

FIRST SUPERMAN: Off we go 

SECOND SUPERMAN: Into the Wild Blue Yonder. 
THIRD SUPERMAN: You too can be an Aviation Cadet! 

And so we leave these dashing young Greek Gods to their struggle 
With the most ingenious devices ever contrived to tax the agility and 
endurance of man. 



THE HARD WAY 



AND THE EASY WAY 











AND FINALLY GAMES 





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LT. JOSEPH B. BENNETT 



LT. F. N. SEXTON 




PAUL E. WICCOX 
Wing Commander 




RICHARD HUFFMAN 
Group Commander 



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CHARLES EVANS 
Group Commander 



Far from the haun+s of men I wandered, 
Weary and weak from a long, hard day. 
Down in the shade by the tracks 1 pondered, 
Drinking the sunset's last red ray. 

Then in the dusk came the sound of voices; 
hiigh-pitched laughter, squeals of glee. 
I rose with a start at these weird noises. 
For nothing human could they be. 

On the edge of the field was an old PT; 
Stripped and deserted, a forlorn thing. 
By the pale moonlight I chanced to see 
Three tiny figures perched on her wing. 

"Fixem, Foxem and Foulem are we. 
We are the Gremlin Brothers three." 
This was the song they sang for me 
As they perched on the wings of the old PT. 

"Come join us. Mister," one mite said, 
"And we'll have a spot o' propwash tea. 
We'll drink to the days now gone and dead 
When we served the class of 44-C. 



"hHere's to the lad with the curly hair — 
hHigh in the clouds he loved to roam. 
'Twas lucky he had some gas to spare 
When he thought March Field was Home 
Sweet Home. 

"We theer when the dust rolls away and 

reveals 
(This happened more than once, hooray!) 
A three-point landing — nose and two 

wheels. 
We like them much better that way. 

"And last but not least we take off our hats 

To the man who is really a hero. 

We speak with respect of those great 

acrobats 
Who do loops at altitude zero." 

—Leo P. Holliday 




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SQUADRON ONE 




TOP ROW, left to right: L. F. Roethal, J. C. Rinehart, J. S. Gaddis, C. D. Fairbanks, J. C. Matson, J. C. Raymond, 
A. J. Pirot. BOTTOM ROW: D. N. Lake, squadron commander, J. M. Mamuzich, M. G. McGuire, L. A. Stater, R. L. 
Quinn. flight commander, J. T. Kerby, J. C. Robinson, R. C. Schumann, flight commander (photo missing) 



SQUADRON TWO 




TOP ROW. left to right: G. E. Hutchins. M. E. Lambert. E. V. Sheely, E. L. Neal, W. C. VanHook, A. J. Daly, E. D. 
Reedey. BOTTOM ROW: G. A. Helm, squadron commander: R. M. Lundgren, K. D. Moore, M. W. Taylor. 
L. M. Venable. flight commander, E. W. Kinzel. R. F. Jones, P. Bala, flight commander (photo missing). 



SQUADRON FIVE 




TOP ROW, left to right: R. D. Chadwick, R. O. Brewer, E. M. Head, R. C. Mannagh, J. C. McPherson. FRONT ROW: 
Wm. B. Scheifele, squadron commander: A. V. Joel, W. E. Hagberg, J. C. Grady, W. C. Bouck \V J Bader 
W. G. Lovell, B. F. Douglas, J. E. Wright, A T. Flickenger. 



SQUADRON SIX 




TOP ROW, left to right: D. H. Stratton, A. P. Daniels, J. C. Hawn. B. P. Nance, E. N. Sturdivant. BOTTOM ROW: 
L, J. Cooper, squadron commander; J. F. Mathews, J. E. Hart, E. J. Whalen, T. P. Fredericks, T. E. Dimock, F DuBois, 
N. Hawn, F. Albright. 



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HELEN HASLAM 





JANE RUSSELL 



Dispatchers 

"They Send Us Up" 

Para-Loft 

''TheylBring Us Down" 




GERTRUDE PARKER 



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MRS. ELSA GEORGE and MRS. HAROLD DIETTERICH 



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Sure, I'll say a few words for Contacf! 
If will be a relief to speak up for once and 
say things fit for printing. Not that I'm 
hard to get along with or anything — HeW 
no! I only say what the boss tells nne when 
we are up there. My nanne? Oh, they call 
me lots of things — "Snake-in-the-cockpit," 
"Hell-Tube," and a good many names that 
would not print so well. But I don't mind, 
because I know I do a pretty good job of 
getting you cadets through those first te- 
dious hours of dual instruction. I had a lot 
to say during those hours before you soloed, 
didn't I? And do you remember when you 
finally did solo — it kind of worried you when 
you thought you would not hear your in- 
structor's voice telling you what to do. But 
after you took off it seemed that I was so 
full of talk, I just kept right on pounding 
your ear each time you made a mistake. 
. . . "Let's keep that nose down, mister!" 
. . . "The pattern is flown at 500 feet, not 
600!" . . . "Where you going? Going over 
to buzz Hemet? Let's get on to that base 



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"This is a PT-22— It glides at 90 



miles per hour — now do it!!!" . . . '"Watcha 
think you got, a dive bomber? — Level off, 
mister, landing gears cost money!" . . . 
Yep! I guess I just got so filled up during 
dual time that I iust kept right on babbling, 
even after the instructor qot out. Yes, I 
know, you think I ought to be made into a 
two-way iob, but sometimes it's a good thing 
you can't talk back. And you can't turn me 
off, either! Well, that's one thing about 
the radio in the BT — all you have to do is 
turn a switch and you have peace and quiet. 
I'm your friend, though, I hope. Even though 
I did kind of v/arm your ears at times, some- 
day you'll appreciate all the things I've told 
you. . . . hlapoy landings, and the best of 
luck in Basic, fellas — Give 'em hell! 

Sincerely, 

G. D. Gosport 



Student 

OfFicers 





Ist Lt. R. H. Hardes+y 



2nd Lt. J. W. Cooper 







Capt. A. J. Seder 



2nd Lt. W. O. Reil 



Ist Lt. A. A. Paul 






Ist Lt. L L. Jackson 



2nd Lt. P. G. Cooper 




To these student officers of the class 
of 44-C we dedicate this page in admir- 
ation of their courage and ambition. 
They have already undergone rigorous 
training in earning their commissions 
and have come right bacTc for more of 
the same to speed us on to our ultimate 
goal — liberty, freedom, and Justice! 

Stern, capable, exacting, but we 
cherish a feeling of pride to have them 
shoulder with us as we strive on toward 
that golden day when we receive ou"" 
coveted "Silver Wings." Best of luck 
to you in Basic! The Class of 44-C 
salutes you! 



2nd Lf. E. S. Ericlcson 



Ist Lt. N. W. Dicic 



SQUADRON 




CADET 




EDWIN F. KARiiES JR. 
.niPET CAPTAIN 



OFFICERS 




LFROY P. HA'-S3K' 
FLIGHT LIE-IIIEv^y-IT 



FRAM K. JOlfflSGR 
FLIGHT im'^-" "1 




J^OBFRT F. 
FLTOHT LIT: 





Robert W, Beattte 
Aloha, Ore, 



Allen J. Black 
Panhandle, Texas 




Otto D, Argadine 
Hammond, Ind* 



Arthtir E, Boettcher 
Benton Harbor, Mich, 





Gerald H, Brisko 
Chicago, Illinois 



Dale L, Brubaker 
Murray, Iowa 



Gerald A, Camp 
Lacrosse, Wash, 



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Herbert H. Gassidy 
Ruston, Louisiana 




Irvin C, Dahmen 
Moscow, Idaho 



Harry, D, Chase 
CoertPd'AlenQ, Idaho 





Max M, Derry 
Lomoni, Iowa 



William B, Drake 
Scmerset, Ky, 




Weldon W, Dyess, 
Bryan, Texas 



Virgil L. Domino 
Spirit Lake, Iowa 




Robert E, Elliot 

Tacoaa, Tfash, 




Mahlon R. Erickson 
Wauwatosa, Wise, 





Harry R. Feder 
Larkspur, Calif, 



Fredrick 0. Feemster 
San Pedro, Calif.. 




Marvin L. Fisher 
Sacramento, Calif, 




Robert F. Foster 
Chicago, ni. 




Robert H. Frank-iu 
Hardin, Mo, 




William G. Frasler 
Kirkwood, Mo, 



Elmer '-^, Cast 
Steamboat i^ock, Iowa 




Joseph F, Grant 
Long Beach, Calif. 




John H, Grantham 
San Francisco, Calif, 





Ted E. D, Hackney, Jr. 
Ft. Worth, Texas 



LeRoy P. Hansen 
Grand Island, Nebr, 



Velmar 0. Gustafson 
Moline, 111. 




Ted U. Hart 
Cicero, ni. 




Allan K, Hill 

Eureka, Calif, 




William E. Hansen 
Balsam Lake, Wise. 




Leon L, Holland 
Erie, Pa. 




Otto G, Hue t tig 
Eden, Idaho 






Charles H, Jepsen 
Valley, Wash, 




Prank N, Johnson 
Glendale, Calif. 




Donald K, Huntoon 
Des Moines, Iowa 



Robert H, Jones 
Seattle, Wash, 




Peter J, Joos 

San Anselwo, Calif, 




Edwin F. Karges 
Evans ville, Ind. 




Peter C, l4Uitoert 
Willows, Calif. 





Vernon W. LiUey 
Long Beach, Calif. 




Gordon Lloyd Jr, 
Berkeley, Calif, 



Harold A. Lovegreen 
Ukiah, Calif. 




Thonas J. Maroney 
Nacogdoches, Texas 



Glendor D, McAdaios 
Quanah, Texas 




Elroy J, McCabe 
St, Louis, Mo, 





Lawrence ;L« McLarty 
Glendale, Calif. 



Bobert L, Mench 
Wadsworth, Ohio 




Bobert C, Miessler 
Meophis, Term, 





Foston G. Mora 
Cooper, Texas 




David D, Murdock 
Chicago, 111, 




Raymond L. Naegie 
Benson, Arizona 



Rcfeert M. Neelyi 
bana 111. 




John D, Nolan 
Phenix Ctly, Ala, 





Ronald C, Norman 
Fairfield, lona 




Walter M, Oliver 
Parsons, Kan. 




Frank R, Paul 

Los Angeles, Calif* 




Sidney V. Peters Jr* 
Kentfield, Calif. 




William J, Sauerwein 
Portland, Ore. 




Ira W. SliBgsby 
Fargo, North Dakota 




Crowley L, Spindler 
Galva, Iowa 



Frederick G, Smith 
Detroit, Michigan 





George E. Swink n>v,^pi« 

remington. Mo. g^^J llvSi Falls, Wise. 




Thonas L. Veguers 
Collengewood, N, J. 





Wilbur G. Vinson 
Minneapolis, Minn, 



Raymond W. wais 
St, Paul, Mi'^n, 



Dale F, Weeks 
Hollywood, Calif, 



SQUADRON 



ROBERT L. A?DEHSON 
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GEORGE F. ''..RTUS 
GROUP GOI.rANI)ER 




FREi ERICK L. NAJiCE JR. 
CADET CAPTAIN 





?''AIvE A. HOEKSa^A 
CADET CAPTAIN 



V:ILLIA!,- A. JOHNSON 
FLICHT LI'UTKNANT 





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FLIGHT LIEUTENiUIT 



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CADET 

OFFICERS 




HOY R. FICHER JR. 
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT 




Robei*t L« Anderson 
San Leandro, Calif, 




Robert J, Aitken Jr. 
Sacramento, Calif. 



Donald M. BahHng 
Fresno, California 






Frederic P. Penfe: 
Des Koines, Iowa 




Kenneth H, Boege 
Rochester, Minn, 



ftner D, Bondurant 
Reedley, Calif, 



Kenneth L, Brown 
Berkeley, Calif. 




Bernard L, Bucher 
Extreka, Illinois 






Ciirtls, D, Chesbrough 
Greenacres, Wash, 



Donald D. Coski 
Donnelly, Idaho 



John £, Campbell 
Spokane, Hash, 






Barton H, Daniel 
Abilene, Texas 




Alex J. De Villier, Jr. 
Port Arthur, Texas 



John W, Dunaway 
Nyssa, Ore. 



Donald C, Eaby 
La Habra, Calif , 





Donald A. Elliott 
Frisco, Texas 





Julius Feldstein 
Azusa, Calif. 




Edwin P, Fichter 
Beverly Hills, Calif. 




Robert E, Everett 
Omak, Wash, 



R07 R, Fisher, Jr. 
Davenport, Iowa 





Maurice E. Fowler ""^liliam J, Frink 
Plainsbitrg, Iowa North Haverhill, N. H. 




JUNIOK 
CATERPILLAR 



Edward C, Gates 
Baldwin City, Kansas 






Chauncey M, Gray- 
Kansas City, Mo, 




Robert M. Grossmann 
Chicago, 111, 



Harry C, ■?-. 
Florence, Mass, 



Lawrence D, Guy 
Winfield, Kansas 




Charles F. Hailing 
San Francisco, Calif, 





Kenneth L, Hanson 
ChicacTo, ni. 



Floyd N, Hass 
Ghadron, Nebr. 





Herbert E. Het^ler 
University City, Mo. 




Frank A, Hoeksensa 
Oak Park, 111, 




Arthur B. Hollman 
Benton, ArkansavS 




Alfred E. Ireland, Jr. 
Long Beach, Calif. 




Anaold J. Johnson 
Beloit, Wise. 




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William A, Johnson 
Phoenix, Ariz-, 




Robert R, Joslin 
Clarence , Iowa 



William A. Kaiser 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 




Earle W, Karlsen 
Chicago, ni. 




!iarion M. Kinyon 

Fall River Mills, Cali 




Charles R, Landers 
OaahBLf Nebr, 




William N, I* Baron 
Los Angles, Calif « 



Ruel F, Lehman 
Oak Park, in. 




Hal C. Ling 
Oakland, Calif, 




Harold H. Locke 
Portland, Ore, 




Charles W« Luke 
Moscow, Idaho 




Max G. Mabie 
Green, Kansas 





George F« Uartus 
Boston, Uassachusetts 





Donald E, Metzler 
Fresno, Calif, 




Murray Mishalcw 
Blaghanton, N.I, 




JajBes C, McCarviUe 
Armour, South Dakota 



Joseph V, Morris 
Grardville, Penna* 




Donald W, Murdock 
Palo Alto, Calif, 




Frederick L, Nance Jr. 

Salisbury, N, C, 



David ^. iielscm. 
Clear Lake, Iowa 




Robert M, Huckolls 
Oakland, Calif. 





Thomas J, O'Rourke 
Coexird Alene, Idaho 




Erwin R, Paaske 
Solvang, Calif. 




Clifford W, Penske 
Toledo, Ohio 




Robert W, Petersen 
WilliaiQS, Iowa 




Donald F, Schwertley 
Lo8 Angeles, Calif, 




William M, Slocxjun 
Detroit, Michigan 



Marqtiis I. Sndth 
Clinton, lona 



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Thomas G, Stacer 
Tacoma, Wash, 






Robert M. Vogel 
Boulder, Colo, 



James C, Walker 
Girard, 111. 




Wetsster, So. Dak. 





Frank E. Williams 

Pasadena, Calif. 



Jack M, Williams 
Lincoln, Ala, 




Albert Yee 

I^s Angeles, Calif. 



John M, Wiegner 
Perkasle, Pa, 



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FLIGHT LIEUTENANT 



ROBERT LOCKV.OOD 
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CADET 
OFFICERS 




EARL r. FAB IK 
FLIGHT LIrUTI<:NA!;T 





William H, Alexander 
Dallas, Texas 



Juan F. Alonso 
Santa Monica, Calif, 



Calvin W. Adams 
New York City 




Charles W, Aring 
Waunratosa, Wis. 





David H, Barlow 
I<enoir, N, C. 



Ernest W, Blair 
Fallon, Nev, 




Jack Boydston 
Hereford, Texas 




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William P. Canterna 
Freeport, Pa, 



Rajinond A, Carlsen 
Brooklyn, N.Y. 



Charles B, Bryson 
Memphis, Tenn, 





James, P. Christenson 
Idaho Falls, Idaho 




Walter S. Crum 
IKichita, Kansas 



John R, Daub, Jr. 
Greensboro, N.C. 



Patrick H. Donahoe 
Hickman Mills, Mo 





Roy H, Dunham 
Caorbhage, Missouri 





Seba Eldridge, Jr, 
Lawerence, Kan. 




Charles W. Ellis 
Aubiim, Nebr, 




Frederick A, Ekstein 
Pomona, Calif, 



Earl M. Fabik 

East St. Louis, 111. 




Ralph F. Findlay 
Blooraington, Idaho 




Louis S, Finkelstein 
N. Y. C. 



Richard E, Fleischer 
Hollywood, Calif, 




Arthur J, Frahm 
Davenport, Iowa 



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Richard W, Goshorn 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 



Dwight E. Gallagher 
Long Beach, Galif, 




Ambrose F, Goulet 
Glencoe, Minn, 




Howard M, Gustaf son 

Red Oak, Iowa 




Boyd B. Gwin 
Crete, Nebr. 




iiodrey H. Hamblin Charles J. Harmon 
San Francisco, Calif. Dixon, 111. 





Arnold F.- Hector 
Johnson, Nebr, 




Leo F. Holliday 
Santa Monica, Calif, 




Calvin A, Hoist ine 
Minneapolis, Minn, 




Raymond G. Jacobsen 
Cathlamet, Wash, 




Byron E, Johnson 
Dallas, Texas 




John C, Jones 
Belton, Texas 




Clement J, Kalicki 
Chicago, ni. 



Christy M. Kara 

Omha, Nebr, 




Edward W, Kech 
Chicago, ni. 




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Mark V. Hughes 
,Sioux City, Iowa 



Richard L« Jacobson 
Tacoiaa, Wash. 




Edward H, Holmes 
Philadelphia, Pa. 



CtiM-riws ia, Johnson 
Brawley, Calif, 





Robert E, Jones 
Beverly Hills, Calif. 




Edward M, Kaminski 
Marengo, HI, 



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OUT at'ixo miles an hour 




Richard J, Keller 
Chicago, m. 




John D. Ledbetter 
Bixby, Oklahoma 



Lowell R. Kolbe 
Arcadia, Calif, 




Robert Lockwood 

Old Brookville, N. Y, 




James H, Lorenz 
Elkhart, Ind. 




Mabry C, Mace 
Dallas, Texas 





Williaffi C. Marxin 
Shenandoah, Iowa 



Donald i <, l.ioCormick 
West De Pere, Viis. 




Stanley M. McKay 
Stvirgis, South Dakota 




Arthur B. Mlddlemas 
Helena, Mont, 





Edwin A. Morrison 
TacoiBa, Wash, 



Daniel R. Murphy 
Spokane, Wash. 



Howard D, Montgomery 
Hanford, Calif. 




Clinton B. Nash 
Memphis, Tenn, 




Robert L, Nesmith 
Harvey, 111, 




Fred P. Ny lander 
Denver, Colorado 




Leonard L, Ottley 
Elba, Id&bo 




Andros 0, Peck 
flawarden, Iowa 




Frank L, Peric 
Eveleth, Minnesota 




WilliaE W. Pond 
Duluth, Minn, 




Neil S. Potthoff 
Qrting, Wash, 




EBffiunuel Silberman 
St, Louis, Mo, 





Benjamin W, Snider 
Waterville, Wash, 



Clark S. Sidth 
Clayton, Mo, 




Richard Spillane 
San Fr.-incisco, Calif, 



Caleb M. Stout 
Winfield, Kans, 




Archer A. Vrem 
Hamar, No. Dak, 





James M, Walker 
Chicago, 111, 



Raymond P. Wightman 
Hoxsie, R,I, 




George W, Willson 
Inglewood, Calif, 



SQUADROI 




ADFT C/JTAIN 



• i:xi^' c. niGTrR 

GROUP /J)JUTANT 



RAT SILVIIJS 



CADET OFFICERS 



RICK/uRD P. Frj-CEiXSU JR. 
CADET CAPTAIN 




HOJTARD P. rr-MEY 
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT 




Ben R. Anderson 
Portland, Ore, 




Gerald B, Barnard 
La Canada, Calif. 



Claud P. Barrett 
Knoxville, Denn. 




Edwin G, Breaw 
Htmboldt, Iowa 





Bev L* Brenchley 
Chico, Calif, 



Marion K« Burfc 
Torrxngton, Wyo, 



GOOD OLD FINOLA^i 
ANVTHIING FOR A U 





Gene A, Butz 
Portland, Ore, 




Edwin H. Chapman 
North Hollywood, Calif, 




Billy M. Clotid 
Wilmoty Kansas 



Leo J, Cozzolino 
Clinton, Iowa 




Wayne E, Back 
Le Mars, Iowa 






John J, Defvlin 

St. Paul, Ui*nnesota 



Clair J, Downey, Jr, 
Hollywood, Calif. 



Joseph B, Durst 
Rice Lake, Wise, 




George M. Ellings 
Santa Barbara, Calif. 




Arthur W. Elliott 
Van Nuys, Calif, 






Richard P. Feddersen, jr, William G, Fins-&er 
Los Angeles, Calif. Ventiara, Calif. 




Earnest M, Eniery 
Durham, Calif, 



Grant N, Flanders 
Denver, Colo, 




Walter A, Fiooa 
Campbell, Calif. 




, Richard S. France 
Chicago, m. 




James F, Gallagher 
Milnor, No. Dak, 




Alberto Gamba 
Van Nuys, Calif, 




Gordon G, Grant 
Minneapolis, Sinn, 






Edwin E. Haasis 
Carlinville, 111. 



Harold D, Hnmmett, Jr. 
Berry Creek, Calif 




Gordon L, Gunderson 
Willits, Calif. 



Benjamin R, Hannigan, Jr. 
Denver, Colo, 





Elmer E. Hansen 
Pender, Nebr, 



Richard M« Harris 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

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William J. Heim 
San Leandro, Calif, 





pONT BE Sii-i-Y 
MR. C ROTCH FFATHER 
THOSE CROSSES ARf 
ONLV TO MAf^v^ THE 
£"ND OF THE F\ELD 





Howard P. Kinney 
Rutland, Vt, 



Steve J, Kcjwalski 
Weyerhauser, Wise. 



Eugene Kennedy 
Manhattan, Mont, 




John S. Lipsit 
Eugene, Ore, 




John P, Long 
Paterson, N,J. 




Arvin F, Liester, 
Long Beach, Calif. 



•W^C'^n^nm 




Robert H, Maddox 
De Witt, Arkansas 




Norman C. Mathers 
Sioux f^-'t-"', J0,(a 




Aloys B, Mauch 
Huntington Park, Calif. 





Arthiir iY, Middle ton ' Wayne C, Montgomery 
San Francisco, Calif. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 




Stephen McDonnell 
Mobile, Ala. 




John F, .Voaher 
San Jose, Calif, 



Warren F. Myers 
Piedmont, Calif. 



Thomas W, Mooney 
Kirkwood, Missouri 




Louie E, Neece 
Phoenix, Arizona 




Thomas H. Newton 
Smackover, Ark. 




John H. O'Keefe 
Grand Forks, N, Dak, 




RaysMjnd E. Patheal 
Glen Ellyn, 111. 




Martin L. Perry 
Kansas City, Mo* 



Leonard G, Rice 
Tacoma, Wash, 




Ray Silvius 
Leavenworth, Kans, 




Donald E. Smith 
Maquoketa, Iowa 




Phillip L. Sommer 
Morton, 111. 




QUITE" A UOT OF TORQUt 
ISN'T IT? 




Ralph J, Van Scoyk 
Peoria, HI, 




John J. Sullivan 
St, Paul, Uixm, 




Glenn C. Vaiighn 
Danville, Va« 




Randell L. Webb 
McGregor, Iowa 



Warren K, Waind 
Milton, No. Dak, 




Leonard E, Well 
San Gabriel, Calif. 



Beryl L. ?/illiams 
Cabot, Pa, 





Joseph C, Wirrer 
St, Paxa, Minn, 



VlSUAllSlNCr MANEUVERS 



HEADQUARTERS 
5th army air force FLYING TRAINING DETACHMENT 

HEMET. CALIFORNIA 



November 1, 1943 

A/C E. G. Hoganson, 

c/o The Wild Blue Yonder 

Dear Ed, 

Just a line to let you know how things have 
been since you left. 

It's kind of hard to believe that we're actually 
through Primary. You know how it is— while you're in 
the swing of things the air gets pretty rough sometimes 
and you wonder if you'll ever make it, but when it's 
over it all seems so eaay. 

Remember how you used to stick up for Wisconsin? 
The Battle of the State? still rages, but not quite so 
n©rrily as when you were in there pitching. We never 
adisitteci it, Ed, but you had a knack for chasing the 
blues away. 

We really enjoyed ovar graduation banquet with 
our instructors. You know, they turned out to be nice 
fellows after all. If they were harsh with us some- 
times, it was for our own good. 

We sure wish you could join us for a Coke at the 
Canteen, a game in the Recreation Room, or another 
bull session in the cabin. We wish you could be with 
us through our days of training and days of fighting, 
and share with us our Day of Victory, 

We don't know where you're stationed, but we 
salute you and wish you "happy landings," 

So long, Ed, 

Your buddies, 

THE CLASS OF 44-C 



MALE CALL 



SQUADRON I 

Adell, R. F. 
Argadlne, O. D. 
Beattie, R, W. 
Black, A. J. 
Boettcher, A. E. 
Brislco, G. H. 
Brubaker, D. L. 
Camp. G. 
Cassidy, H. H. 
Chase, H. D. 
Dahmen, I. C. 
Dennis, C. A. 
Derry, M. M. 
Domino, V. L. 
Drake, W. B. 
Dyess, W. W. 
Elliot, R. E. 
Erickson, M. R. 
Feder, H. R. 
Feemster, F. O. 
Fisher, M. I. 
Foster, R. F. 
Franken, R. U. 
Frazier, W. G. Jr. 
Gast, E. C. 
Grant, J. F. 
Grantham, J. H. 
Gustafson, V. O. 
Hackney, T. E. D., Jr. 
Hansen, L. P. 
Hansen, W. E. 
Hart, T. U. 
Hill, A. K. 
Holland. L. L 
Huettig, O. G. 
Huntoon, D. R. 
Jepsen, C. H. 
Johnson. F. N. 
Jones. R. H. 
Joos, P. J. 
Karges. E. F. Jr. 
King, R. L. 
Lambert, P. C. 
Lilley, V. W. 
Lloyd, G.. Jr. 
Lovegreen. H. A., Jr. 
Maroney, T. J., Jr. 
McAdams, G. D. 
McCabe. E. J. 
McLarty, L. L. 
Mench. R. L. 
Miessler, R. C, Jr. 
Mora, Poston G. 
Murdoch. D. D. 
Naegle, R. L. 
Neely. R. M., Jr. 
Nolan, J. D. 
Norman. R. C. 
Oliver. W. M. 
Paul. F. R. 
Peters. S. V. W.. Jr. 
Suerwein. W. J. 
Siingsby, I. W. 



Smith, F. G. 
Spindler, C. L. 
Swink. G. E. 
Thiele, J. R. 
Viguers, T. L., Jr. 
Vinson, W. G. 
Wais, W. R. 
Weeks, D. F. 
Williams. F. E. 

STUDENT OFFICERS: 
1st Lt. Paul, A. A. 
2nd Lt. Perkins, L. R. 
Capt. Seder, A. J.. Jr. 

SQUADRON II 

Aitken. R. J., Jr. 
Anderson, R. L. 
Bahling, D. M. 
Benfer. F. P. 
Boege, K. H. 
Bondurant, O. D., Jr. 
Brown. K. L. 
Bucher. B. L. 
Campbell, J. E. 
Chesbrough, C. D. 
Coski, D. D. 
Daniel, B. H. 
De Villier. A. J., Jr. 
Dunaway, J. W. 
Eaby, D. C. 
Elliott, D. A. 
Everett, R. E. 
Feldstein, 3. 
Fichter, E. P. 
Fisher, R. R., Jr. 
Fov/ler, M. E. 
Frink. W. J. 
Gates, E. C. 
Graves, H. C. 
Gray, C. M. 
Grossman, R. M. 
Guy, L. D. 
Hall, L. M. 
Hailing, C. F. 
Hanson, K. L. 
Hass, F. N. 
Hetzler. H. E. 
Hoeksema, F. A. 
Holiman, A. B., Jr. 
Ireland, A. E., Jr. 
Johnson, A. J. 
Johnson, W. A. 
Joslin, R. R. 
Kaiser, W. A. 
Karlsen. E. W. 
Kinyon. M. M. 
Landers, C. R. 
Le Baron, W. N. 
Lehman, R. F. 
Locke, H. H. 
Ling, H. C, 
Luke, C. W. 
Mabie. M. G. 
Martus, G. F. 



McCarville, J. C. 
Metzler, D. E. 
Mishlaw, M. 
Morris, J. V, 
Murdoch, D. W. 
Nance, F. L., Jr. 
Nelson, D. J. 
Nuckolls, R. M. 
O'Rourke, T. J. 
Paaske, E. R. 
Penske, C. W. 
Petersen, R. W. 
Schwertley. D. F. 
Slocum, W. M. 
Smith, M. H. 
Smith, M. I. 
Stacer, T. C. 
Tjelle, J. E. 
Vogel, R. M. 
Walker, J. C. 
Wiegner, J. M. 
Williams, J. M. 
Yee, A. 

STUDENT OFFICERS: 
1st Lt. Dick, N. W. 
2nd Lt. Erickson, E. S. 
2nd Lt. Reil, W. O. 

SQUADRON V 

Adams. C. W. 
Alexander, W. H. 
Alonso. J. F. 
Aring, C. W. 
Barlow, D. H. 
Blair, E. W., Jr. 
Boydston, J. J. 
Brewer, B. G. 
Bryson. C. B. 
Canterna, W. P. 
Carlsen, R, A. 
Christensen, J. P. 
Crum, W. S. 
Daub, J. R., Jr. 
Donahoe, P. H. 
Dunham, R. H. 
Ekstein, F. A. 
Eldridge, S. 
Ellis, C. W. 
Fabik, E. M. 
Findlay. R. F. 
Finkelstein, L. 
Fleischer, R. E. 
Frahm, A. J. 
Gallagher, D. E. 
Goshorn, R. W. 
Gouiet, A. F. 
Gustatson, H. M. 
Gwin, B. B. 
Hamblin, R. H. 
Harmon, C, J. 
Hector, A. E. 
Holliday, L. P. 
Holstine, C. A. 
Jacobsen, R. G. 



Johnson, B. E. 
Johnson, T. L., Jr. 
Jones, J. C. 
Kalickl, C. J. 
Kara, C. M. 
Kech, E. W. 
Kolbe. L. R. 
Letbetter, J. D. 
Lockwood, R. 
Lorenz, J. H. 
Mace, M. C, Jr. 
Martin, W. C. 
McCormick, D. F. 
McKay, S. M. 
Middlemas, A. B. 
Montgomery, H. D. 
Morrison, E. A. 
Morrow. D. 
Murphy. D. R. 
Nash, C. B. 
Nesmith, R. L. 
Nigg, C. O. 
Nylander, F. P. 
Ottley, L. L. 
Peck, A. O. 
Peric, F. L. 
Pond, W. W. 
Potthoff, N. S. 
Sherman, D. R. 
Sllberman, E. 
Smith. C. S. 
Snider, B. W. 
Spillane, R. 
Stout. C. M. 
Vrem, A. A. 
Walker. J. M. 
Wightman, R. P. 
Wlllson, G. W. 

STUDENT OFFICER: 
2nd Lt. Cooper, J. W. 
Ist Lt. Hardesty, R. H., 

SQUADRON VI 

Anderson, B. R. 
Barnard, G. B., Jr. 
Barrett, C. P. 
Breaw, E. G. 
Brenchley, B. L. 
Burk. M. K. 
Butz. G. A. 
Chapman, E. R. 
Cloud, B. M. 
Cozzolino, L. J. 
Dack, W. E. 
Devlin, J. J. 
Downey, C. J., Jr. 
Durst, J. B. 
Filings. G. M. 
Elliott, A. W. 
Emery. E. M. 
Feddersen, R. P., Jr. 
Finster, W. C. 
Flanders, G. N. 
Flood, W. A. 



France, R. S. 
Gallagher, J. F. 
Gamba, A. 
Gleason, M. 
Grant. G. G. 
Gunderson, G. L. 
Haasis, E. E. 
Hammett, H. D.. Jr. 
Hannigan, B. R., Jr. 
Hansen, E. E. M. 
Harris, R. M. 
Helm, W. J. 
Heum, A. M. 
Hoganson, E. G. 
Holmes, E. H. 
Hughes, M. V., Jr. 
Jacobson, R. L. 
Johnson, C. E. 
Jones, R. E. 
KamlnskI, E. M. 
Keller, R. J. 
Kennedy, E. 
Kinney, H. P. 
KowalskI, S. J. 
Liester, A. F. 
Lipsit, J. S. 
Long, J. P. 
Maddox. R. H. 
Maggarlo, N. 
Mathers, N. C. 
Mauch, A. B. 
McDonnell, S. 
MIddleton, A. W. 
Montgomery, W. C. 
Mooney, T, W. 
Mosher, J. F. 
Myers, W. F. 
Neece, L. E. 
Ill Newton, T. H. 
O'Keefe. J. H. 
Patheal, R. E. 
Perry, M. L. 
Rice, L. G. 
Silvius, R. 
Smith, D. E. 
Smith, D. L. 
Sommer, P. L. 
Sullivan, John J. 
Van Scoyk. R. J. 
Vaughn, G. C. 
Waind, W. K. 
Webb, R. L. 
Well, L. E. 
Williams, B. L. 
Wlrrer, J. C. 
STUDENT OFFICER: 
2nd Lt. Cooper, P. G. 
1st Lt. Jackson, L. L. 



GROUND SCHOOL 




BOTTOM ROW, left to right: Hale Landry. Alan Woolfolk. Martin A. Weidinger, Morris Pennell, Charles Eddins. 
TOP ROW: Harold J. Greinetz, Harry Raines, James Keesee, Harold Gallaher, Stephen Bruff, Leverett Bristol. 



A. MARTIN WEIDINGER: Billings, Montana . . . single . . .mechanic a\ Billings Airport . . . Ryan School at San Diego . . . 
worked for Consolidated . . . with Ryan eight years, here since beginning . . . collects records, likes to ride. 

HALE E. LANDRY: Home town Chicago . . . two years with Ryan . . . starting of Flight Clubs led him Into this field. . . 
Philosophy Major, University of Minnesota and DePaul [Chicago) . . . married . . . hobbies are painting (good, he says) and 
dogs ... we quote — "I've had more pleasure teaching 44-C than from any other class for a long time." 

MORRIS C. PENNELL: Halls from Merchantvllle, N. J. . . . started here with Ryan . . . married local girl . . . amateur 
dramatics . . . started the "Valley Players" . . . other hobby is shop ... oh yes, he has two children. 

ALAN W. WOOLFOLK: San Jacinto . . . Journalism Maior at Washington and Lee University where he (1} wrote short 
stories and (2) drank good corn llkker . . . married, one daughter . . . hobbies are golf and aviation . . . has nothnig but 
praise for 44-C. 

LEVERETT F. BRISTOL: Montclair, N. J. . . . University of North Carolina . . . three and one-half years with Ryan . . . studied 
Navigation at San Diego . . . married . . . hobies are golf, model planes, dancing, just plain work . . . extends compliments 
to 44-C. 

STEPHEN BRUFF: Santa Ana . . . University of California at Berkeley. . , . Paleontology Major . . . joined Ryan In Septem- 
ber . . . worked at Douglas . . . hobby Is collecting minerals, fossils, etc. married, two girls . . . hopes to be college prof 
some day . . . glad to be back teaching cadets. 

JAMES H. KEESEE: Hugo, Oklahoma . . . three years with Ryan . . . Impressive background Includes study of Aeronautical 
Engineering and Drafting, Electrical Engineering, Radio Engineering, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, and Accounting 

. . . likes to teach . . . likes dancing . . . has 8 hours flying time . . . says, "It's better to live for one minute than exist for 
a lifetime." 

HARRY G. RAINE: South Charleston. Ohio. . . Culver Military Academy . . . Antioch College . . . McGill University. Montreal, 
Canada . . . Columbia University, N. Y. . . . single . . . two and one-half years with Ryan . . . show business . . . collects 

records . . . likes dancing . . . says, "This Is a wonderful education for the ground school Instructors — and for the cadets, 
too. I hope." 





BOTTOM ROW, left to right: Peter Morris, S. Gaede, H. Hinkson, Chester, Wolber. STANDING: Sgt. Taa, R. F. 
Smith, Jack Helfend, L. Fox, J. W. Trotter, G. McCann. 



THE MISSING LINK 



Link trainer? . . . Link trainer! Oh yeh. 
That's right, you guys never saw one did 
you? Yeh, you've got these new tangled 
rocket ships where you push the middle 
valve down and the thing goes round and 
round and comes out there, and you look 
around and by gum there you are. 

Link trainer — why I remember v/av back 
in 1943 when I first flirted with one of those 
buzzing bungalows. Oh glory, it all comes 
back to me now. Nothing but a bunch of 
animated nightmares. 

It didn't look so bad when you first crawl- 
ed into the little cab that was a simulated 
quiet little cockpit on a foggy day. There 
were a bunch of instruments plastered up in 
front of you, but then it wasn't bad when 
you considered all the gadgets we had to 
fiddle with in the B-32. 

"Now fly straight and level," says the 
confident voice from the bright and shining 
outside work. Right then, the fun begins. 
What's supposed to be straight and level 
looks like a picturesque syncopated com- 
bination of the "DIpsy Doodle" and "The 
One o'clock Jump." For instance, I'm breez- 
ing along confidently making a fine con- 
scientious climb at 120 going up 700 feet 
per minute so the gadget on my right says 



— lovely, lovely — everybody's happy except 
for one dad ratted thing. The altimeter 
says plain as purple petticoats on a white 
elephant that I'm not gaining a foot. You 
understand now, that a man of the superior 
calibre that were K-dets in those days never 
let an insignificant thing like that frustrate 
him in the least. But brother when you lev- 
eled off in those mechanized unpadded 
cells and went breezing along in a friendly 
sociable way just doing your best to keep 
everybody happy and thereupon for no le- 
gitimate reason the altimeter does a snappy 
setting up exercise and shows you just gained 
800 feet — then (the subsequent phraseology 
was deleted in consideration of the moral 
repercussions it might have caused in our 
vast audience. 

V^ell anyway, things kept getting worse and worse. This 
boogey nnan's bandwagon was driving the boys to drink. 
Of course I didn't mind because I was running the soda pop 
concession in those days along with the postal department, 
but then that's another story, thank God. Like I mentioned, 
it bothers the boys a little because it's really no trouble at 
all to do a halt snap and then roll out into a nice even forced 
landing at 300 feet in a Link, but some of the less expert 
fellows had nasty complications, when they emulated the 
practice in a PT-22. Why I recall the time I did a spin In 
the trembling trainer from 300 feet and pulled out at a 
comfortable 200 feet. You see, it was that sort of things that 
complicated everything. 

Yeh. brother — you're lucky that you live In 1968. tHand 
me a shot of "Three Petunias", will you? I need something 
to fog over those days. 




S^LONG GUV5 







'l<Jii'iM;t' ^>»/V/=' ' S^P S^ 



jO/^G 




LOWER CLASSMAN 



HANGAR FLYING 





UPPER CLASSMAN 



MAIL CALL 





ROOM SERVICE 



EARLY MORNING DRILL 




SQUADRON THREE 



it A <■ 



A" FLIGHT 




FRONT ROW, left to right — Hartzberg, Hawn, Hubbard, Hain, Green ber, Borge, Ferreira, Cleek, Cavis. Black, Gillett, Brosius. Crawford, 
Cavlns. MIDDLE ROW — Heeney, Gabel, Hallet, Henry, Grob, EInem, Colby, Johnson, Hillier, Evans, Baumert, Doyle, Gamnes. BACK 
ROW — Holt, Johnstone. Brasch. Angst, Henser, Bonagiudi, Glaser, Couch, Eubanks, Jones, Foos. 



SQUADRON THREE 



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B" FLIGHT 



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FRONT ROW, left to right -Perkins, Saunders, Snov/den, Nunes, Laubly, Langseth, Lock, Malaby, Souza, Lutton, Marjamoki, Morgan, 
Kohaggen. MIDDLE ROW -Purpero, Palmer, Perry, Krunnnne, Tydeman, White, Walzem, Thomas, Nikkei, Koldstedt, McGraw, Miller. BACK 
ROW — Stone. Skelton. Olson, Richardson, Sykes, Sechler, Keeve, Van Posch, Joslin, King, Wilson, Kurtz, Mlddleton. 



SQUADRON FOUR 



II A II 



A" FLIGHT 



k %.A'k^ % %X%.%3J. 




FRONT ROW, left to right — Springfield, Forman, Costakls, Henehan, Finders, Deziel, Gordon, Cherry, Drackett, Breckenridge, Haygennan, 
Butler, Holt. MIDDLE ROW — Hargrave, Farmasonis, Gardner, Greenberg, Delmastro, Gable, Bowling, Johnson, Schmidt, O. A.. Dresselhaus, 
Black. Bowling. BACK ROW — Cleveland, James, Hirsch, Hirrill, Cazel, Ansley, Hickman, Grudem, Hills, Hewitt. Bayha, Harvey. 



SQUADRON FOUR 



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B" FLIGHT 




FRONT ROW, left to right — Tankersky, Lawrence, Woods, Achmidt, Stone, McCrosky, Thompson, Murphy, Strohm, Robinson, Peters, Parker. 
MIDDLE ROW — Pingree, Jungquist, Noble, Whittaker, Obendorf, Liizelman, Kosanovich, Lankford, Low, Naylor, Mcintosh. BACK ROW — 
Weed. Kurz. Miller, Koors, Kerfoot, Markham, Sherrerd, Sloan. Owens, Ramey. Jones. Martin. 



SQUADRON SEVEN 



'A" FLIGHT 



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FRONT ROW, left fo right — Harvey, Greene, Andrev.'s, Cunninqham, Horton, Jones, Harris, Grier, Fowies, Cochran, Breeding, Johnson, 
Farley. MIDDLE ROW— Hodnefield, Gerdel, Baker, Jarboe, Gershon, Bridgewater, Buller, Heard, Dooley, Fryer, Gels, Blagg. BACK ROW: 
Ferdig, Byers, Hough, Hill, Henry, Chaffe, Dreyer, Couch, Gielvik, Hardtke. 



SQUADRON SEVEN 



"B" FLIGHT 




FRONT ROW, left to right — Dratz, Mock, Parsons, Sutherland. Lenocker, Mitchell, Oldham, Melkinoff, Kamerling, Lueddemann, Pederson, 
Flodberg, Wheeler. Obendorf. MIDDLE ROW— Price, Kirgis, McDonald, Ross, Taylor. Young, Marshall, Schultz, Sickles, Stearns, Neff. West. 
BACK ROW — Remy, Kruger, Sloan, Kinney. Walker, Kahn, Nelson, Lowery, Tillotson. Lambert. 



SQUADRON EIGHT 



II A II 



A" FLIGHT 




FRONT ROW, left to right — Fuller, Cherne, Johnson, Joseff, Hardinq, Cavins. Bird, Hartley, Grlsham, Harris, Jellinghousen, Edwards, Enbody, 
Hagaman. MIDDLE ROW — Houston, Bennett, Adams, Hastings, Hearn, Graham. Gale, Greenberg, Brewer, Folsom, Cocke, Damron, 
Andrews. BACK ROW— Clark, Humberstone. Craft, Gingles. Gibson, Doyle, Hill, Henscheid, Bland. Feld, Holm. 



SQUADRON EIGHT 



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B" FLIGHT 




FRONT ROW, left to right — Metzger, Harvey, Moreno, Norris, Pena, Maddren, Patterson, Gourley, McCluskay, Katz, Nickols, McEldery. 
MIDDLE ROW— Owens, Scott. Kurkowski. Seigrist. Walters, Larsen, Klink, Keiffer. Luthy, Putness, Terry. BACK ROW— Swedberg, Sefton, 
Little, O'Kelley, Traynham, Lane, Stockton, Pond. Martin. 




.:o"oH'T st^ *^'*" 



^Clc ^tcMj 





"Blind Flying 




FUGHT 




Waste 
Basket 



Study venlriloquism and 
banish that lonely feeling on 




solo hops! 



I've got six pence, 

Jolly, jolly six pence; 

Two pence to spend, 

Two pence to lend 

And four pence to send home 
to my wife! 

. . . GOVERNMENT ALLOT- 
MENT, YOU KNOW. 



K-det Special Orders. Number 6471834 

Each cabin will have one (I) St. Bernard pooch furnished with one (I) kit containing 
one (I) bottle of whiskey, one (I) flask of liquor, and one (I) vial of spirits of hHemet. Same 
will be for the explicit use of K-dets of said cabin who become excessively frozen while 
drilling or flying in the cold, crisp morning. 

By order of: 

Walker P. Mullen, 1st Lt. A. C. 



Oh! No Sir! Not sleeping in class! Just 
accustoming myself to the sensations of 
blind flying. 



FlVr: COMMANDMENTS (Twice as good as ever before) 

1 . Thou shalt not wave thy fingers at thy instructor. 

2. Thou shalt not cut thy instructor's safety belt in moments 
of fury. 

3. Thou shalt not wink at thy girl friend while in inverted flight 
at less than 100 feet. 

4. Thou shalt not fly in formation with turkeys when flying 
from thy tee setting No. 7. 

5. Thou shalt not do snap rolls while making power-off ap- 
proaches to landings with flaps down as thy motion strains 
thy flaps. 








CONTACT STAFF 

MORRIS Contact Editor 

DAUB Darkroom Editor 

ANDERSON Photo Editor 

HOLLIDAY Feature Editor 

McCARVILLE Psychiatrist 

KAISER ........ Women's Page 

FINK Art Editor 

GATES Assistant Editor 

PECK . . ...... Rumor Editor 

MIDDLEMAS Public Relations Editor 

BRUBAKER Layout Editor 



To Lt. Douglas, Sgt. Moore, and everyone who helped 
us beat the deadline, go our sincere thanks. Without thell 
full cooperation — which they extended freely — we would 
have been lost. It was a great race while it lasted, and novi 
that It's all over, we confess that we had as much fun as we 
had worriment. Once again, thanks to everyone for their 
help: it was certainly appreciated. 



This issue of Contact has been humbly submitted for 
your approval. If you've found something in it you like, 
then our work has not been In vain. We have tried our best 
to submit the best phases of our training here. The work 
involved was more than compensated by the experience and 
fun we all had. Here's hoping you've received as much of 
a kick reading this Contact as we've had compiling it. If 
you like it tell everybody. If you don't — then "Shut Up." 



EDITORIAL 



5th A.A.F.F.T.D. 
Hemet, California 
October, 1943 

"Dear Pick" 

It has been a long tinne since I've seen you. I miss you — very much, but there's a job to 
do, so, until we're sure this war is over, our personal interests must be put aside. 

We have solemnly pledged ourselves to give the best of our talent, our lives if 
necessary, in our training and in combat — only in this way will the Axis armies be wholly 
destroyed, and destroyed they must be if peace and happiness might be the lot of those 
we love. 

This good old U.S.A. has been mighty good to me. Pick. I love her as much as I love 
you; that's why I'm ready to sacrifice anything in her defense. Sacrifice and determination 
are the essence of victory, and in this struggle, victory is the blood of life. Defeat would 
mean desolation — it would uproot civilization, so you see no sacrifice is too great to preserve 
our American way of life. I know you understand how I feel, Pick. This opportunity to 
serve my country was not to be denied, rather, It was my chance to pay a little of my 
debt to America; a chance to show my respect in a practical way. You wouldn't want me 
any other way. Pick. 

Remember how I promised you that I'd return before the first snow. Well, I'm afraid 
that I won't be able to keep our date. There's a previous engagement with hiitler and 
hiirohito that must be kept. So, until we meet again, Pick, remember that behind every act 
of heroism, every deed of bravery contributed by the fighting pilots of America's Air 
Force, lies inspiration- — an inspiration brought forth by the loved ones of the nation s 
airmen. Carried with each pilot and lifting him to greater heights of daring and unselfish- 
ness, on every mission, is a picture; a picture of those he loves. 

I'm not waving the Flag; these are just facts — and the facts must be faced if we are 
to win — and we will win. So take care of yourself, my darling — I will see you one day. 

Love, 

Joe 







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Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth 

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; 

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling wirth 

Of sun-split clouds — and done a hundred things 

You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung 

High in the sunlit silence; hov'ring there, 

I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung 

My eager craft through footless halls of air. 

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue 

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace 

Where never lark, or even eagle flew — 

And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod 

The high untrespassed sanctity of space. 

Put out my hand and touched the face of Sod. 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr. 
R.C.A.F. Fighter Pilot 
Killed inaction over 
Britain, September, 1941. 








DEDICATED ... i 

To those forces of true American men and women who strive, with 
untiring efforts, to "Keep 'em Flying" here at Ryan. 

Between taps and reveille we sleep blissfully, unmindful to the 
buzzing round of activities on the flight line during those hours. 

To the maintenance crew we give our sincere thanks. We may 
never have the opportunity to see you personally but we do appreciate 
your services when we arrive on the line and find the "ship O.K." 

To the girls who work in the forms and records department all 
night long, translating our hastily scribbled Form Ones and recording 
our time, deserve our grateful appreciation. 

To all of you on the night crew we respectfully dedicate this 
Class 44-D issue of CONTACT. 





MAJOR WILLLIAM I. FERNALD 
Commanding Officer 



We will always remember our C. O. as one of the sincerest and* 
most personally interested officers we have ever known. The Major has 
a keen interest in each and every cadet that comes under his wing be- 
cause he, too, went through the trials and tribulations of an Aviation 
Cadet. He began at Randolph and in 1935 he was presented his wings 
at Kelly Field. The next five years found him serving as a fighter pilot 
and, after that being relieved of active duty he became a civilian instruc- 
tor at Oxnard. In 1942 he returned to the Air Corps on an active status 
and became the Commanding Officer at Ryan Field. 

An enthusiastic flyer of no mean ability the Major also posesses keen 
mechanical ability and ingenuity of which his practical and ingenuious 
"put-put" is an excellent example. 

To you. Major Fernald, we extend our sincerest and most heartfelt 
thanks for the high standards and fine ideals you have set forth for 
us to strive for. 



Lieuferidnt Mullen, as Commandant of Cadets, has 
probably the most thankless job on the pos+, that of seeing 
to It that all the rules and regulations are strictly adhered 
to, and if not, that "proper disciplinary action" Is taken. 
Seriously, though, he has a tough job. which he does well. 

His smooth southern inflection clearly identify him as 
one of the "Sons of the South", Atlanta, Georgia, In par- 
ticular. His military training began In the Georgia Military 
Academy, but then after attending Emory University and 
the University of Arizona he began working for the New 
York Stock Exchange in the office in Hollyv/ood. 

Of course, a statement about Lieut. Mullen wouldn't 
be complete without mentioning his favorite subject and 
pet, Colonel Rocket O'Toole, the mascot who holds top 
rank on this post. 




LT. WALKER P. MULLEN 
Commandant of Cadets 

and His Assistant Connmandant 




LT. WM. DOUGLASS 
Tactical Officer 



TACTICAL 



LIEUT. WILLIAM DOUGLASS enlisted in the A.C. imme- 
diately after Pearl Harbor. Beginning at Jefferson Barracks, 
he went to A. 4 M. School in Boston, Mass., and became 
an Engineer-Gunner on a B-24. He was then sent to various 
fields over the country. He tried to get in the Quartei- 
master School but ended up at Miami at the Administration 
school. Receiving his commission in March of this year he 
went to Santa Ana where he taught Recognition and then 
came here. 

LIUET. KENNETH W. CLUFF; snappy, precise he likes an 
"eager" outfit. Utah hails him as one of her own, but moro 
recently he is from Oceanside where he worked in the Bank 
of America. Before going to O.C.S. in Miami he was a 
Staff Sergeant in Heavy Bombardment. Receiving his com- 
mission in December of '42 he was sent to Williams Field 
and came to Ryan in May of this year. 




LT. KENNETH CLUFF 
Tactical Officer 




OFFICERS 



LIEUT. KARL F. KOENIG came to Ryan in October of 
1942 and since that time has worked hard and loyally for 
then men that have come under his wing. He graduated 
from the University of California and earned his livelyhood 
with the Bank of America for twelve years. A family man 
at heart he is proud of his two daughters. 

LIEUT. JAMES W. WILLIAMS. Leaving his home at Fort 
Worth, Texas, he worked at the Lubbock Flying School 
for ten months and then entered O.C.S. In Miami. Gradu- 
ating in March of this year he came to Ryan and now 
lives in San Jacinto, 




LT. KARL KOENIG 
Tactical Officer 



LT. JAMES W. WILLIAMS 
Tactical Officer 



ARMY ADMINISTRATION 




CAPT. B. A. PEETERS 
intelligence Officer 




CAPT. F. W. DOOLEY 
Adjutant 



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LT. T. J. WEBB 
Finance Officer 




LT. H. GOLDBERG 
Air Corps Supply 




LT. KARL C. REEDY 
Asst. Adjutant 




LT. CULBERTSON 
Engineering Officer 




Father Joseph Mackey 




Capt. Wendell Ensor 
Chaplain 



MEDICAL STAFF 




Captain B. B. Hutchinson has already been 
transferred to another base but we all re- 
member him as the Flight Surgeon at this 
base. His home is Lubock, Texas and he is 
a graduate of Tulane University. 



CAPT. B. B. HUTCHINSON 



Lieutenant L. J. Breathour is a Kansan, full 
of fun, and gets a lot of enjoyment out of 
seeing "what makes cadets tick." Before 
he came to Ryan he was stationed at Santa 
Ana, where he received his introduction to 
the Medical Corps. 




LT. L J. BREATHOUR 




ARMY OFFICE STAFF Left to right: Mary Louise Hiller, Mauvlne Leshon, Hazel Neeff, Gertrude Hill, 

Helen Anderson. Mary Swindell. 




RYAN OFFICE STAFF Bottom row, lett to right: Madena Anderson. Lydia Showalter. Cecelia Sears, Jean 

Hopple, Helen Lockwood; back row: Katherine Stuhr. "Jo" Wiltshire, Vickie Forbes and lla Haslam. 




LT. ROY D. COOPER 
Athletic Director 



PHYSICAL 
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The rumors at Santa Ana had it that this phys- 
ical training at Primary was a set-up — a push- 
over. Only a half hour a day — think of it! No 
more stomach busting exercises, or Guadalcanal 
jaunts, or days of knock-down drag-out football 
games. Good! I'm all teeth for this thirty minutes 
of checkers or ping-pong. 

Our first day of physical training found squad- 
rons of eager Cadets all teeth for anything but 
exercise. We doubletimed practically miles to 
a nice big hangar and got our first Introduction 
to the Army's newest means of torture — the Bur- 
pee! What's the Burpee? Jeez! See that cripple 
over there? The Burpee got 'im! See that fellow 
over there? hie went stark raving mad after only 
three days of the Burpee. You ask me what the 
Burpee is? It's murder, pure and simple! It's a 
form of exercise that's guaranteed to play heck 
with every muscle in your body. Even your ears 
get big and healthy looking if you can take the 
Burpee very long. Keep it quiet, but I never take 
it unless the sergeant comes over my way. Then 
I jump around a little — pretty smooth to look at, 
but the sarge caught on quick. 

The exercise that first day lasted for hours, 
honest Joe. After those I expected to be able to 
limp home and take a hot shower but not us. 
They decided we had better meet this "obstacle 
course" they got here. See these scars, Joe? I 
got off lucky, too. The first obstacle looked 
like a couple of hurdles. I skipped lightly across 
the first one, but I think someone pushed me 
when I got to the second 'cuz I lit on my face. 
I pulled myself together and took a look at the 
next obstacle. Ever stand beside a tall building 
and look up, Joe? The top looks like it's way up 
in the clouds. Well, this high board looks to me 
like a skyscraper! I laughs and starts to trot 
around it but the Sergeant laughs and says 
"Where in the devil do you think you're heading 
for, Sport? You go over that, not around it." 
I looked around for the steps but there ain't none, 
Joe. You gotta crawl over it! I made it the 



fourth time, but the guy I stepped on didn't like 
it. I starts running again and looks ahead for the 
next means of torture. I almost fell down a can- 
yon. I stops to look the situation over and I sees 
guys jumping across it. I ain't no kangaroo, Joe, 
so I sneaks around it. It must of been fifty feet 
deep, honest. I'd of killed myself if I'd ever fell in. 
There was one that looked like a ladder, about 
ten feet above the ground and built horizontal 
to it. This same obstacle was nothin' but rough! 
You had to hang about a foot off the ground 
and pull yourself about fifty feet hand over hand 
to the end. About the middle I drops off and 
gets kicked in the back by the lad behind me. 
Next comes a big affair that looks suspiciously 
like some sort of a ladder. You crawl up one side 
and down the other. I sees a guy up at the top 
and, well, you know me, Joe. I get sick up on 
high places so I crawls through the bottom rung 
and starts running hard on the other side. It 
wasn't exactly running, but I was walking pretty 
fast. At the end of this rat-race they places a 
couple of more hurdles in strategic places. No 
kidding, the whole job looks like a tank-trap de- 
luxe. I looks around to see how many guys I beat 
but there's nobody but this tough sergeant com- 
ing. He pulls his meanest grin on me and says 
"Best you do it again, Mister, that wasn't so 
hot." I don't even remember this retake cuz I'm 
gettin' pretty punchy by now, but the sergeant 
is stHi waiting for me when I hits the stretch. He 
smiles sweetly and says "Okay, Mister, now just 
do four laps on the track and you can go home. 
Try and catch your buddies." I takes a quick 
gander at this "track" he speaks so lightly about 
and just about decides to quit this job and join 
the Navy. It looks like Santa Anita in August. 
Almost out of sight at back stretch I sees the 
rest of my squadron running like bird-dogs. They 
told me later I did the four laps and staggered 
home. The guys in my cabin threw me in a cold 
shower which partly brings me back to life, but 
I'll never be the same. Honest, Joe, that's the 
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MY DAY 



By Rye N. Kadet 

"Hmnff, Hugh, now why in 



— is that bugle 
blowin' about? Good gosh, they just blew taps 
ten minutes ago. Must be a mistake. REVEILLE? 
FALL OUT? Ye gods, where's my pants? Some 
so and so stole my, get outa my way — last guy 
out slam the hatch. Jeez, it's cold out here, 
where the heck did they ever get the idea of 
this sunny California stuff? I'll bet those guys in 
the Chamber of Commerce never got up this 
early. All right, O.k., don't get excited, I'm hur- 
rin' — Good gosh — this dope's only a flight ser- 
geant but you would think he was the CO. Ye 
gods, It's so doggone dark out here that my 
corporal can't see me anyhow — this army is too 
military. Boy oh boy, back in the good old days 
I wouldn't even get up this early to go fishin. — 
First squad all present, second squad all present 

same old stuff every morning, let's get it 

over. I'll bet that guy sleeps with that Sam 

Browne belt on. One side, you lugs — didn't 

you hear him say "Dismissed?" For crying 

out loud, McGillicuddy, how did you get back in 
here so fast? You're gonna shave? Good lovely 
O'Rourke! ! Six guys to that one wash basin and 

you're gonna shave! What day is this? Only 

Tuesday? This is one of those days we air our 

bedding Yeh fold It up good and tight 

and then put It out to air! Me! Room orderly! 
Today? C'mon you guys, let's get in and pitch. 
All I need is two more demerits and I'll spend 
the week-end with my arms around a shot gun 

instead of a blonde. Whistles, whistles, 

and bugles, now what Is that one for? Chow? 

Well what are we waltin' for? Well here 

we are again, rush like the dickens to get here 
and stand in line, the old army game. The student 
orders say to urge the man In front of you. Urge! 

I'd like to slaughter those dopes up ahead. 

Good gosh make up your mind All-Bran, 

Rice Krispies, or All-Bran it's all the same. 

Pipe those Dodoes over aqalnst the wall, 

walt'll they've been here a while, they'll qet 

those eager looks off their pans. Gee whiz! 

Just because I'm room orderly I'm the only one 

back here at the cabin. What a mess! Well, 

Simpleton, it's about time you're on latrine 

this morning and when I said on, I don't mean 

in one place. Try cleaning the shower for a 



change last week you hooked me for a cou- 
ple of gigs for a dirty wash basin. There 

they go again — whistles and bugles Drill? My 

gosh, it's still dark out there. By the right 

flank, left oblique, same old line of chatter. 

Brr! Sunny California Nuts! Nuts! Let's see, 

15,000 steps a day, six days a week, 30 days a 

month I'll bet I've walked a million miles nn 

this drill field. Now to classes Golly, 

here I've been up half a day already and it's 

only 7:30 a.m. SEATS! Nov/ to find out 

the idiosyncracies of an Infernal combustion en- 
gine. Best rich, rich best, best lean, and lean best 

— what a mess 1 never had to worry about 

such stuff with my old Model A. 23 more minutes 

'til recess and a stick of nicotine. There's 

the buzzer Hey, chum, — gotta cigarette? A 

test? — Naw, he won't pull one of those on us 

now. Say, did you see that new job on the 

gas truck yesterday — not bad for a red-head, 

huh? Saturday night? — Oh I didn't do much 

— spent all my dough in Los Angeles as usual. 

Well, here we go again — another half hour 

of the lives and loves of a piston and cylinder. — 
A WHAT? — Good gosh, another exam! — True 
or false — does the thingamagadqet on the what- 
chamacallit open or close the whozit on the pow- 
er stroke? Well, it could be false but I'll guess 

true this time. Thank qosh that's over — 

now for a well earned ten-minute break. 

Just one more hour of class now — that's one 
more thing that is better about this place than 

Santa Ana. What do we have now Oh 

yeah, airplane identification. Who me. Sir? 

Oh that was a P-47 — Yes Sir — I know my air- 
planes. It wasn't? — The Lancaster! — Gee whiz — 

guess I must have had something in my eye. 

That's too darn fast to flash those pictures any- 
how At that speed I'll bet the General could 

not tell a Jeep from a TBF A guy is lucky if 

he can even see wings on the darn things. 

Well, another day of ground school over — now 
if we could just hit the old bunk for an hour or 
so we would really be able to show these in- 
structors how to fly this afternoon. But here we 

qo to P.T. Jeez, Sarqe — take it easy — these 

calisthenics are rouoh — Modified Burpee? What 
the heck is so modified about It? — my back Is 

breaking! Once around the obstacle course? 

— I wonder who thought up this method of ■^o'- 
ture — what the dickens do they expect us to 
do — climb up the fuselage and b'te the onem" 
In the neck? — I joined this army to fly but they're 



trying to make a runner out of me The Lieu- 
tenant is certainly proud of his new running 
course — I wonder if he has ever run it — of course, 
he Is pretty well built — maybe I'd better not 

mention anything about it. C'mon you guys 

— let's get through those showers — You're gon- 
na wash your hair? — Good gosh, McGilllcuddy 
— there are five more of us here to use this one 

shower Somebody ought to explain things 

to that guy but I suppose there is one in every 

cabin. Now for lunch ala Rvan. — That's one 

thing I can't kick about around here — these la- 
dies are really nice to us and do their best to 
give us qood rhow. Maybe this army life is not 

so bad after all Say, what's the matter with 

me — I must be getting soft after all these months. 

Now for five hours on the flight line- — my 

Idea of a swell afternoon would be about two 
hours upstairs and then a couple of hours of 

sleep. Good afternoon. Sir Me? First? 

Yes, Sir- — golly, right after a lunch like that he 
wants to go up and play games — a couple of 
slow rolls ought to be just about all my poor old 

system can stand. Contact, left mag — o.k., 

Mr. Dithers — now I'm going to show you I'm 
not as much of a knucklehead as vou think. — 
That take-off should out a qleam In h'S eves — \-\'\ 

hlo Silver — I'm a bird man Woops — how 

did that left wing get clear down there — Yes, 
Sir — I see that other plane — what the heck is 
the matter with that other ship — he's In the 
wronq — there's no doubt about that — A chan- 
delle? Yes, Sir — now for just the right bank and 
one of those super pull uds like I made solo yes- 
terday — hlere we go — I'll really push him right 

down Into the seat of his pants on this one 

C'mon left wing — get back up — GOOD GOSH 
*-*-THIS PLANE IS BUILT WRONG*-*-*-must 
be the wind or something — Yes, Sir — I know 
that was a lousy chandelle — Lazy Eights? Yes, 

Sir — that's my specialty Nothing to it for 

me Up we go — over and down — now ud tlie 

other side GEE WHIZ HELP! I'M GON- 
NA STALL — Yes, Sir — I guess maybe I should 
have put the nose down — What a sh'p — Some- 
one must have dropped a twenty pound weight 

Ins'de that right wing R.=irk to the fleld^ — 

Yes, Sir Po^' oh boy, I didn't like the tone of 

his voii~e. WpII, hp'-e we go — I'll cobably net 
chewed oood and proper — he should realize 
though that th's plane is haywire. Why, If he 
could have seen me perform solo yesterday — 
there's a field — now I'll make sure I have the 



wind right — a beautiful approach even If I do 
say so myself — this should put me back In good 
standing — FULL FLAPS — hope he heard me. 
What field? Why that one, sir. COWS? What 
cows? Oh my gosh — some farmers don't care 

where they leave their cows. Power line? 

my golly, how can a guy see everything at once! 
They must be making telephone wires out of 
glass now — I couldn't see them there. — Yes, Sir, 

back to the main airdrome. Well the upper 

pattern seems all clear — what the devil Is that 
dope going that way for — he's sure wrong. — 
How's that for a let down. Sir — now down wind 
— and here we go on the base leg. TEE? WHAT 
TEE? YE GODS! SOMEBODY MOVED THE 
TEE. WHO CHANGED THE WIND? I'VE BEEN 
ROBBED***WHERE'S THAT WIND? Yes, Sir, 

I'll go around again. Switch off! Yes, Sir — 

I guess maybe I didn't do so well today — must 
be because of the air — It was rather bumpy 

today, huh. Sir? Thank gosh that is over. 

Now I'll talk that good looking dispatcher out 
of a solo ship and go up there and fly like 

an ace. 

Five o'clock, another day — another two-fifty, 

less deductions — what a day. Shoes shin- 

ed, brass polished — now to Retreat. 'Tenshun t' 
Horders — that guy talks like he had a mouthful 
of hot mush. OPEN POST? TONIGHT? Hey, 
that's wonderful — maybe they aren't treating 
me guite so bad as I thought. PRESENT ARMS 
— gosh the sky Is pretty tonight — y'know that 
bugle sounds a lot better than it did this morn- 
ing. By Golly the old Stars and Stripes look pret- 
ty good up there — hope I am In on the celebra- 
tion when we put her up over Tokyo. Everyone 
sure looks serious — really a pretty good looking 
bunch of fellows after all — Even the officers 

look human — they're a pretty swell gang 

After this is all over I hope I can see some of 
them once in a while — would be good to walk 
up, slap 'em on the back and hash over the good 
old days at Hemet . 




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MARTIN A. WEIDINGER 
Director 




GROUND 



Mr. M. A. Weldinger is the director and the 
man responsible for the organization and the 
successful operation of Ground School. 

With the aid of these instructors it has been 
his job to teach us "why it flies", "what makes 
it run", "where is what", and "what it should 
look like in 1-50 of a second. 





HALE E. LANDRY 



HARRY G. RAINE 



JAMES H. KEESEE 




MISS WINIFRED ALLRED 

The "Little Mother" of the 
Ground School office. 



SCHOOL 




MORRIS C. PENNELL 



STEPHEN BRUFF 



LEVERETT BRISTOL HAROLD GALLAHER 




ALLAN WOOLFOLK 




CHARLES EDDINS 



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LT. CHARLES F. MOHLER 




LT. JOSEPH B. BENNETT 



LT. F. N. SEXTON 




CHARLES EVANS 
Wing Commander 



FLIGHT COMMANDERS 




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RICHARD HUFFMAN 
Group Commander 



J. C. KUMLER 
Group Commander 




SQUADRON THREE standing, left to right: Robert Keller, Richard H. Moore, Joseph F. Hutchins. Robert V. Lindqulst, Ervin 

P. Ovick, William W. Hancock. Lloyd Yost, Vaughn Kearns, Fred S. Brackett. Sitting: John C. Kumler. Albert A. Hyde, Edward T. 
Molitor, George L. Bosley, Thomas J. Lovell, Maurice F. Roberts, Robert S. Alexander. 




SQUADRON FOUR— Standinc 



ng, left to right: Marville Tang, Millard L. Davis, Edmund Nicolas. Donald G. Ankrum, Thomas 
A. Wender, Robert J .Miller, Robert L. Fortson, Edward G. Knaus, John W. Klein. Sitting: Alfred C. Chase, Ray Porter. David Beltz. 
Kenneth L. Claassen, William G. Graton, William H. Diehl. James G. Travis. 




SQUADRON SEVEN standing, left to riqht: Ralph R. Ailcens, John P. Gardner, Lin B. Cooper, Dennis Wraske, Robert H. 

Fisher, Roaid Hansen, Marion E. Barger, Robert E. Knowles, Rexford H. McKee. Sitting: W. B. Whisenand, Fred C. James, H. L. Barkstrom, 
James E. Coughran, S. J. Copenhaver. Adelbert L. Hannah, Elmer C. Haines. 




SQUADRON EIGHT standing, left to right: W. Deane Raine, F. H. Workman, Berl L Porter, John S. Wilbur. Arlhur J. Murphy, 

Robert J. Boggemen, E. W. Stoner, Kenneth E. McLaughlin. Sitting: Raymond E. Blauvelt, James Simpson, Albert W. Lawrence, Emerson 
G. Townsend, D. Gerald Nunnaley, William A. Murphey, William J- Gordon. 




BOTTOM ROW, left to right: Peter Morr!',, S. Gaede. H. Hinkson, Chester, Wolber 
Smith, Jack Heltend, L. Fox, J. W. Trotter, G. McCann. 



STANDING: Sgt. Taa, R. 



I FLEW THE LINK TRAINER 

I was so confident when I saw my first Link. I knew I could fly that little machine. As 
I sat there in that dimly lit cubby-hole and looked at the complex arrangements of a 
bunch of silly looking instruments I soon realized this mechanical box flying wouldn't be 
so easy. After the first hour I was anxious to find the inventor of this gadget that belongs 
in the hHouse of Horrors and see if he could run it. 

One of the first things you notice as you dre stuffed into the cockpit is the little air- 
plane apparently floating in a dial. I finally got the idea that the line below it was an arti- 
ficial horizon indicator and that it was to be kept level with the airplane. That may be 
the idea but I still can't get the darn thing to do it. it Is amazing how one little line can 
move around so much. Just as you are concentrating on that, you hear a rasping voice in 
your ear, as if a cricket was singing in double time. Suddenly you hear from the outside 
world, "Your right wing Is low, you're gonna stall," or some other confusing message. Next 
we have the simple maneuver of holding the altitude with a climbing attitude. That should 
be a cinch for a hot pilot with twenty hours in the air. 

About this time you have the peculiar feeling that you are being swung back and 
forth, and immediately assume that some wise guy is outside pushing. The Voice then 
speaks up, "Listen, Mister, you must depend on your instruments entirely. When they 
say you are turning, you are turning. Now, will you kindly get your big foot off the rudder." 
How the dickens he can tell when he isn't in here with me is amazing. 

This confusion continues for about sixty long minutes, at the end of this time you lift 
the hood and peer out, looking like a ground hog after a hard winter. I have lost a con- 
siderable amount of my self confidence about flying one of those things but thank gosh, 
I will never have to take it off the ground. I have often wondered where they got the name 
"Link" — maybe they are still looking for the missing link who can fly one. 




W^f^' 



NATALIE GROSSKOPF 



Beseeching voices void of bodies 
cooing softly from the mike . . . 

Running Cadets, crunching grav- 
el, eager, eager all alike 





The "Thome Among Dispatchers" 
bellows twice and thrice to no 



avail 



In fact, I fear his boys respond as 
slow as Santa Ana mail. 



PATRICIA MORKIS 



DISPATCHERS 




This man has found to do his 
job, that he must use a voice 
of steel 

htis cohorts on the other hand 
are backed by scads of sex- 
appeal . . . 



§ 










WM. B. ELLIOTT 



W. B. BAILEY 



Student Officers 




LT. ENGENE C. SENTER 
San Francisco, California 



LT. STANLEY K. WINCHESTER 
Jackson, Michigan 



LT. LAWRENCE A. ADAMS 
Concord, Norfh Carolina 





LT. BASIL M. CRISMORE 
Gosporf, Indiana 



LT, JOHN A. GODDARD 
Los Angeles, California 



LT. ARNOLD W. MEYER 
Watseka, Illinois 





LT. ROBERT T. LOSS 
Chicago, Illinois 



LT. HARRY E. ZIEGLER 
Cleveland, Ohio 



LT. DOCK E. WIGGINS 
Shreveport, La. 



Cadet Officers 




MARION D. HAGAMAN 
Wing Commander 
Alamosa, Colorado 



ROBERT K. CAVINS 
Wing Adjutant 
Elmhurst, Illinois 



DONALD R. KINNEY 

Wing Sergeant Major 

Nevada. Missouri 



LYMAN M. CLEEK 

Wing Executive Officer 

Bonne Terre, Missouri 




ROBERT W. CHERRY 

Commander, Group I 

Alvin. Texas 



MILAN G. KOSANOVICH 

Adjutant. Group I 

Duquoin, Illinois 



MAURICE W. ENBODY. JR. 
Commander. Group 2 
Hollywood. California 




JEWEL G. WEST. JR. 

Adjutant, Group 2 

Lubbock. Texas 




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Squadron Three 




AUBREY A. MIDDLETON, JR. 

Squadron Commander 

Freer, Texas 



PHILIP A. LOCK 

Flight Lieutenant 

South Gate, California 



JOHN H. WILSON, JR. 

Flight Lieutenant 

Blue Island, Illinois 



CLIFFORD M. FOOS 
Squadron Sergeant 
Great Bend, Kansas 




THEODORE R. ANGST 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 



FRANK L. BLACK, JR. 
Austin, Texas 



JAMES D. BORGE 
Yerington, Nevada 



WALTER W. BRASCH 
Redwood City, California 




GEORGE E. BROSIUS 
Rifle, Colorado 



AIDO A. BUONAGUIDI 
Los Angeles, California 



ANDREW BAUMERT III 
Phoenix, Arizona 



MARION L. CAVIS 
Griggs, Oklahoma 




KENNETH L. COLBY 
Chelsea, Vermont 



THOMAS COUCH, JR. 
Sacramento, California 



JOHN H. CRAWFORD 
Lake Alfred, Florida 



PAUL E. DOYLE 
Shullsburg, Wisconsin 




HAROLD E. EINEM 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 



JACK O. EUBANKS 
Houston, Texas 




DONALD V. EVANS 
Yakima, Washington 



JOE FERREIRA 
Folsom, California 




THOMAS H. GABEL 
Fremont, Ohio 



WALTER H. GAMNES 
Fox River Grove, Illinois 



EDGAR A. GILLETT 
Bakersfield, California 



ROBERT L. GLASER. JR. 
Burlington, Iowa 




BERNARD A. GREENBERG 
Los Angeles, California 



EMIL E. GROB, JR. 
Metamora. Illinois 



CHARLES E. HAIN 
Iowa City, Iowa 



DELMAR J. HALLETT 
Council, Idaho 




RAYMOND D. HARTZBERG 
Tamaracic Minnesota 



FRANK A. HAWN 
San Diego, California 



CHARLES J. HEENEY 
Hubbard, Nebraska 



WALTER B. HENRY 
Jerome, Idaho 




ROBERT K. HEUSER 
Decatur, Illinois 



LLOYD V. HILLIER 
Hoople, North Dakota 



ALBERT E. HOLT 
East Point, Georgia 



HOWARD B. HUBBARD 
Seattle, Washington 




DONALD M. JOHNSTONE 
OrosI, California 



GLENN W. JONES 
Salt Lake City, Utah 



CLAYTON A. JOHNSON 
Commander, Sqd. I 
Sacramento, California 



MORTEN T. JOSLIN 
Cody, Wyoming 




LEONARD H. KEEVE, JR. 
Berwyn, Illinois 



DILLARD H. KING 
Baliersfield, California 



WILLIAM H. KOHAGEN 
Duluth, Minnesota 



DONALD L KOHLSTEDT 
Hollywood, California 







WILLIAM G. KRUMME 
San Bernardino, California 



ROBERT A. KURTZ 
Toledo, Ohio 



ALBERT J. LANGSETH 
Long Beach, California 



JERRY D. LAUBLY 
Lompoc, California 




WILLIAM D. LUTTON 

Flight Lieut., Sqd. I 
Los Angeles, California 



RAYMOND L. MALABY, JR. 
Lynwood, California 



ALLAN A. MARJAMAKI 
Brooklyn, New York 



HAROLD L. MILLER 
Tucson, Arizona 




ROBERT L. MORGAN 
Spokane, Washington 



MILO E. McGRAW 
Lomita, California 



MILTON J. NIKKEL 
Corcoran, California 



FRANCIS NUNES 
San Luis Obispo, Calif. 




ROBERT T. OLSEN 
Beverly Hills, California 



MELVIN G. PALMER 
Garvey, California 



GEORGE B. PERKINS 
Dillsboro, North Carolina 



WILLARD C. PERRY 
Colorado Springs, Colorado 




PHILLIP PURPERO 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 



NATHAN G. RICHARDSON 
Skyicomish, Washlngfon 



WALTER P. SECHLER 

Mollne, Illinois 



ROBERT V. SKELTON 
Sisters, Oregon 




MANUEL SOUZA 
Newark, New Jersey 



LAIRD R. SNOWDEN 
Paoll, Pennsylvania 



ADDISON W. STONE 
Glenns Ferry, Idaho 



WALTER J. SYKES 
Vancouver, Washington 




PAUL M, THOMAS 

Flight Lieut., Sqd. 2 

San Leandro, California 



ROBERT E. TYDEMAN 
Pocatello, Idaho 



JACK VAN POSCH 

Flight Lieut., Sqd. 2 

Los Angeles, California 




WIILIAM A. WALZEM 
Rock Island, Illinois 



Squadron Four 




CHARLES D. FORMAN, JR. 

Squadron Commander 

Memphis, Tennessee 



HOWARD S. WEED 

Flight Lieutenant 
Bloomington, Illinois 



EUGENE F. SCHMIDT 
Flight Lieutenant 
Portland. Oregon 



BURTON H. GARDNER 

Squadron Sergeant 

Chicago, Illinois 




EDWARD C. ANSLEY 
Chicago, Illinois 



CHARLES S. BAYHA 
Abeerdeen, Washington 



JAMES C. BLACK 
Ben Franklin, Texas 



WALTER W. BOWLIING 
Chandler, Arizona 




ARTHUR C. BRECKENRIDGE, JR. 


WILLIAM H. BUTLER 


LYLE R. CAZEL 


DAN M. CLEVELAND 


Monroe, Louisiana 


Dolores, Colorado 


Kankakee, Illinois 


Commander, Sqd. 2 
Greenville, South Carolina 




JULIUS COSTAKIS 
Tampa, Florida 



ALBINO F. DELMASTRO 

Pekin, Illinois 



DONALD W. DEZIEL 
Sauk Centre, Minn. 



ERNEST W. DRACKETT. JR. 

New Orleans, Louisiana 




CARL W. DRESSELHAUS 
New Albin, Iowa 



DAYMOND D. FALCONER 
Sacramento, California 



BASIL P. FARMASONIS 
Seattle, Washington 



KENNETH E. FINDERS 

Lieutenant, Sqd. I 

Oelwein, Iowa 



!?»ir5?"s??-"*^ 




JACK C. GABLE 
Phoenix, Arizona 



ROBERT E. GORDON 
Fort Scott, Kansas 



MARTIN GREENBERG 
Heightstown, New Jersey 



DONALD E. GRUDEM 
Zumbrota, Minnesota 




JOHN HARDGRAVE 


FRANK E. HARVEY 


ERNEST W. W. HAYGEMAN 


ALVA D. HENEHAN 


Sanderson, Texas 


St. Paul, Minnesota 


Hull, Iowa 


San Diego, California 




ROBERT A. HEWin 
San Francisco, California 



PAUL H. HICKMAN 
Long Beach, California 



CHARLES R. HILLS 
Los Angeles, California 



CECIL M. HIRRILL 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 




HOWARD S. HIRSCH 


ROBERT S. 


HOLT 


OSCAR R. 


JAMES 


FRENCH E. JOHNSON 


Chicago, Illinois 


Twin Falls, 


Idaho 


San Francisco, 


California 


Tule Lake, California 




FRAND E. JONAS 
Sacramenfo, California 



RALPH G. JONES 
Portland, Oregon 



KENNETH R. JUNGJUIST 

Mf. Vernon, Washingfon 



JOHN R. KERFOOT 

Mill Valley, California 




GEORGE B. KOORS, JR. 
St. Louis. Missouri 



DERAL H. KURZ 
Spokane, V/ashington 



ROBERT L. LANKFORD 
Lebanon, Missouri 



ROLAND L LAVv'RENCE 
Kirltwood, Missouri 




ROBERT LITZELMAN 
Hollywood, California 



JACK B. LOV/ 
Portland, Oregon 



WILLIAM E. MARKHAM 
Centralla, Washington 



FRED R. MARTIN 
Gresham, Oregon 





MELVIN E. MILLER 
Pomona, California 



ROBERT E. MURPHY 

Stevensvllle, Montana 



CLYDE W. McCROSKEY 
Ray, Ariiona 



LAWRENCE R. MclNTOSH 
Port Angeles, Washington 





HAROLD L. NAYLOR 
Ontario, California 



KENNETH R. NOBLE 
Portland, Oregon 



JOSEPH H. OBENDORF 
Parma, Idaho 



GRANT W. OWENS 
Hynes, California 




RICHARD D, PARKER 
Palermo, California 



WILLIAM J. PETERS 
St. Paul, Minnesota 



HYRUM W. PINGREE 
Los Angeles, California 



VERL D. RAMEY 
San Anselmo, California 





WILLIAM C. ROBINSON 
Glendale, California 



OTTO S. SCHMIDT 
St. Louis, Missouri 



THOMAS E. SMITH 
Viola, Illinois 



MARVIN C. SHERRERD 
Sidney, Nebraska 




DWIGHT L SLOAN 
Lincoln, Nebraska 



ROBERT N. SPRINGFIELD 
Decatur, Georgia 



ALBERT L. STROHM 
Clinton, Iowa 



WILLIE J. TANKERSLEY 
Caruthersville, Missouri 




DONALD A. VESTAL 
Fairbury, Nebraska 



WILLIAM M. WHITTAKER 
Portsmouth, Virginia 



RICHARD R. WOODS 
Sioux Falls, So. Dak. 



WILLIAM D. WHITE 
Pendleton, Oregon 



Squadron Seven 




JESSE M. CHAFFE 


DONALD E. PEDERSON 


HILLMAN L LUEDDAMANN 


GEORGE W. COUCH 


Squadron Commander 


Flight Lieutenant 


Flight Lieutenant 


Squadron Sergeant 


San Antonio, Texas 


Ocean Beach, California 


Portland, Oregon 


Marathon, Iowa 




JAMES R. ANDREWS 
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 



JOHN R. BAKER 
Petersburg, Illinois 



NEAL WALLACE BECKNELL 
San Angelo, Texas 



RICHARD R. BLAGG 
Brownwood, Texas 




MARSHALL E. BREEDING 


RICHARD BRIDGEWATER 


JAMES P. BULLER 


CHESTER A. BYERS 


Moody. Texas 


Phoenix, Arizona 


Ogden, Utah 


Johnstown, Pennsylvania 




ROBERT S. CARLSON 
Erie. Pennsylvania 



JAY F. COCHRAN 
Trona. California 



WILLIAM E. CUNNINGHAM 
Red Bluff, California 



HARRY A. DOOLEY 
Philadelphia, Penn. 




CHARLES W. DREYER 
Commander, Sqd. 5 
Kansas City, Missouri 



HUGH R. FARLEY 
Long Island, New York 



SYLVESTER C. FERDIG 
Portland, Oregon 



FRED T. FLODBERG 
Watsonville, California 




WILLIAM FOWKES 
Duncansville, Penn. 



GEORGE W. FRYER 
Fairfield, Texas 



ALOYSIUS A. GEIS 
Tucson, Arizona 



ALFRED J. GERDEL, JR. 
Kansas City, Missouri 




HERBERT J. GERSHON 
Kansas City, Missouri 



EDGAR C. GJELVIK 
Deer Park, Washington 



ERAL L. GREENE 

Moline, Illinois 



JAMES N. GRIER 
Oakland, California 




GERALD N. HARDTKE 
Ortlng, Washington 



CHARLES H. HARRIS 
Inglewood, California 



GEORGE W. HARVEY, JR. 
Santa Paula, California 



EDWARD C. HEARD 
St. Louis, Missouri 




GEORGE T. HENRY 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 



CHARLES R. HILL 
Los Angeles, California 



EARL W. HODNEFIELD 
Glendale, California 



MARVIN R. HORTON 
Milford, Utah 




DEAN S. HOUGH 
St. Paul. Minnesota 



MERLE M. JARBOE 
Portland, Oregon 



MARVIN L. JOHNSON 
Tangent, Oregon 



THOMAS C. JONES 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 




IRVING L. KAHN 


HAROLD 


KAMERLING 


GENE A. 


KIRGIS 


V^'ILLIAM T. 


KRATZ 


Hollywood, California 


Brooklyn 


New York 


Perry, 


Iowa 


Hampton, 


Iowa 




ROY KRUGER. JR. 
San Diego, California 



LESTER J. LAMBERT 
Flight Lieut., Sqd. 5 
Spokane, Washington 



EUGENE A. LARS6N 
Minneapolis, Minn. 



Vv'INFRED P. LENOCKER 
Los Angeles, California 




ROBERT F. LOWERY 
Portland. Oregon 



OTIS B. MACK 
Viola, Illinois 



GEORGE E. MARSHALL 
Pullnnan, Washington 



JOHN B. McDonald 

Portland, Oregon 




ROBERT A. MELKONOFF 
Los Angeles, California 



LAWRENCE D. MITCHELL 
Portland, Oregon 



VERNON M. NEFF 
Ulysses, Kansas 



ROBERT A. NELSON 
Pasadena, California 




ROBERT O. OBENDORF 
Parma, Idaho 



WALDO J. OLDHAM 
San Diego, California 



ELDON L. PARSONS 
Albany, California 



CHARLES J. PETSINGER 
Chicago, Illinois 




CALVIN M. PRICE 
Casfonia, North Carolina 



RICHARD T. REMY 
Pasadena, California 



KENNETH S. ROSS 
Brea, California 



CHARLES R. SCHULTZ 

Anderson, Indiana 




EVERETT E. SICKLES 
Montebello, California 



LEWIS B. SLOAN, JR. 
Lincoln. Nebraska 



DARREL H. STEARNS 
Sutherland, Iowa 



KENNETH H. SUTHERLAND 
Detroit, Michigan 




HERSHEL R. TAYLOR 
Eugene, Oregon 



WID TILLOTSON. JR. 

Flight Lieut., Sqd. 5 

Osceola, Iowa 



EDWARD R. WALKER, JR. 
Newport, Tennessee 



JAMES A. WHEELER, JR. 
Seattle, Washington 



Squadron Eight 




CARL W. HENSCHEID 

Squadron Commander 

Norman, Oklahoma 



JACK G. CLARK 

Flight Lieufenant 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 



NELSON C. KRUM 

Flight Lieutenant 
Liberty, New York 



ALFONSO R. PENA 

Squadron Sergeant 

Los Angeles, California 




ROBERT V. ADAMS 
Rocklyn, Washington 



THOMAS L ANDREWS 
Butler, Pennsylvania 



EMMETT L. BENNETT 
Bancourt, Texas 



WAYNE M. BIRD 
Monrovia, California 




LESLIE R, BLAND 
Hancevllle, Alabama 



WILLIAM C. BREWER 

Flight Lieut., Sqd. 6 

Olton, Texas 



DONALD E. GAVINS 
Stronghurst, Illinois 



WILLIAM L. CHEP>N; 
Chicago, Illinois 




WILLIAM H. COCKE, JR. 
Houston. Texas 



ARCHIE D. CRAFT 
Amsterdam. Missouri 



EMMETT E. DAMRON 
Brownwood, Texas 



LONNIE A. DOYLE, JR. 
Floydada, Texas 




GLENN W. EDWARDS 
Ot+umwa, Iowa 



MAURICE W. ENBODY. JR. 
Hollywood, California 



JOHN V. FOLSOM, JR. 
Dallas, Texas 



MARCUS FULLER 
Norman, Oklahoma 





ROBERT H. GALE 
Syracuse, Kansas 



WILLIAM L. GIBSON 
Hollywood, California 



EARLE A. SINGLES 
Ashland, Wisconsin 



DOUGLAS N. GRAHAM 
St. Louis, Missouri 




SHELDON GREENBERS 
Beaumont. Texas 



LEON M. GRISHAM 
Natchez, Mississippi 



FRANCIS X. GOURLEY 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. 



ARTHUR E. HARDING 
Paonia, Colorado 




JAMES R. HARRIS 
Deadwood, South Dakota 



LYNN C. HARTLEY 
Ogden, Utah 



RICHARD W. HASTINGS 
Taft, California 



WILLIAM D. HEARN 
Monrovia, California 




WENDELL L HILL 
Sutherland, lowd 



WAYNE L. HOLM 
Portland, Oregon 



JACK A. HOUSTON 
Toppenlsh, Washington 



ARTHUR E. HUMBERSTONE 
Los Angeles, California 




JOSEPH F. JELLINGHAUSEN, JR. 
Duncan, Ariiond 



STUART P. JOHNSON 
BlacHoot, Idaho 



MARTIN W. JOSEFF 
Detroit, Michigan 



ARTHUR KATZ 

Los Angeles, California 




DUANE L .KEIFFER 
Helena, Montana 



LLOYD J. KURKOWSKI 
LaSalle, Illinois 



CHARLES W. LANE 
Muskogee, Oklahoma 



THOMAS F. LARSON 
St. Paul, Minnesota 




FRANKLIN D. LITTLE 
Phoenix. Arizona 



NELSON A. LUTHY 
Baltimore, Maryland 



HAROLD H. MADDREN, JR. 
Los Angeles, California 



BILLY K. MARTIN 
Los Angeles, California 




MELVIN E. McCLUSKEY 
Randlett, Oklahoma 



RICHARD D. McELDERY 
Miles City, Montana 



FLOYD S. METZGER, JR. 
Portland, Oregon 



MIGUEL C. MORENO 
Los Angeles, California 




LLOYD C. NICHOLS 
Mason City, Iowa 



THOMAS E. NORRIS 
Payson, Arizona 



GEORGE W. O'KELLEY 
Alturas, California 



DARWIN W. PATTERSON 
South Gate, California 




HARRY V. POND, JR. 
Whittler, California 



GEORGE E. PUTNESS 
Commander, Sqd. 6 
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 



JEROME I. SAUBERS 
Centraiia, Washington 



JAMES M. SCOTT 
Patsburg, Alabama 




THOMAS W. SEFTON 
San Diego, California 



ROY H. SIEGRIST 

Taff. California 



GLEN W. STOCKTON 
Flight Lieut., Sqd. 6 
St. Joseph, Missouri 



ERLE V. SWEDBERG 
Aurora, Nebraska 




SAMUEL S. TERRY, JR. 
Jackson, Mississippi 



ERSKINE E. TRAYNHAM 
Marion, South Carolina 



CHARLES E. WALTERS 
Tacoma, Washington 



LEO E. WHALEN 
Los Angeles, California 






OSCAR M. WILLIFORD, JR. 
Orlando, Florida 



DEWEY J. WILSON 
Rabun Gap, Georgia 



JOHN P. YOUNG 
Parma, Idaho 



FLIGHT "A" 



SQUADRON ONE 




TOP ROW, left to right: B. H. Koenen, J. F. Dickerson, P. P. Jannsen, W, L. Clemens. W. M. McQuire, B. C. Nelson. R. M. Nassel, 
J. L Grlnnm. C. R. Jones. S. H. Krutzsch. SECOND ROW: W. R. Buck, L. C. Ellis, R. V. Fredricks, H. S. Ackerman, R. J. Blind. V. W. 
Halllday, K. W. Meyers. E. L Maxwell. L D. Morret, F. E. Landon, L. R. Niles. BOTTOM ROW: E. S. Greiser. K. A. Ferguson. E. C. Mc- 
Clung. R. W. Kitson. R. J. Basset. J. P. Doan, D. R. Martin, J. T. Long, I. R. Flanagan, J. V. Miname, W. A. Leone. O. W. Noble. 



FLIGHT "B" 



SQUADRON ONE 




TOP ROW, left to right: H. Pappus, E. E. Werner. R. F. Rozrr.an, E. A. Osiewalski, R. R. Rosenberg, D. J. Schmitt, J. B. Pollock, W. F. 
Sv/eeney, W. O. Roberts, R. C. Sisco. D. C. Wangsness. SECOND ROW: M. C. Zampathas, D. C. Webb, S. J, Smith, J. K. Thomas. 
J. D. Roath. H. S. Strouss. F. A. Sarra. R. R. Thomas. R. E. Peyton R. D. Vance, W. D. Pavon. R. M. Tunks. BOTTOM ROW: J. C. Raspant, 
H. M. Spellman, R. C. Price. F. A. Rush. R. K. Richardson. J. B. Anger, W. C. Sessions, R. C. Stauva. R. L. Smith, H. R. "Wyborny. 
R. H. Shooter. M. H. Sholdt, B, Wahl. 



FLIGHT "A" 



SQUADRON TWO 




BACK ROW, left to right: Colman, Mitzner, Micko, Marvo, Fontana. Kurvinlt, Kiel, King, Kornved, Mura. MIDDLE ROW: Bastedo, 
Harris, Crooks, Carrol, Bowling, Guyen, Dirks, Donovan, Gershenberger, Anderson, McKay, Matthews. FIRST ROW: Hilgart, Hughes, 
Eckert, Mackey, Mazzocco, Lundeen, Barrow, Gibbons, McDermott, Armstrong, Elmer, Lower, Neal. 



FLIGHT "B" 



SQUADRON TWO 




BACK ROW. lett to right; Irbowch Kussell, Proctor, Horler, Robinson Kosenthal, VanderLinden, Reddek^pp,, Smith. Th^rnas, Stevens 
MIDDLE ROW: Riggetti, Oneck, Schendel, Schoup, Sneddon, Nelson, Price. Summy, Syverson, Schrader, Pardo, Wilkinson. FRONT ROW; 
Webb, Wertzbougher, Turner, Ross, Springer, Slankard, Stanpfli, Rudy, Phillips, Wees, Schaff, Pence, Zimmerman. 



FLIGHT "A' 



SQUADRON FIVE 




BACK ROW, left to right: Keeble, Jacobs, Anderson, Chandler, McKinley, MacVicar, Mack, DuBols. Ketscher, Elper. MIDDLE ROW: 
Koster. Haag, Matervic, Hattendorf, Lanctot. Newell, Curtiss, Grazio, Satewood, Myers, Glatt. FRONT ROW: Keller, Hulse, Cone, 
Miller. Garbarino, MegrantI, Austin, Bosque, Markham, McFadden, Darrow, Gillette. 



FLIGHT "B" 



SQUADRON FIVE 




BACK ROW, left to right: Williams, Smith, Rowland, Schaff. Thompson, Redhead, Ruebel. Rochester, Weeks, Vermlllicn, Oldham. Rur- 
ledge. MIDDLE ROW: Phillips, Fentis, Stackebrandt, Rush, Ranker, Parker, Post, Tveit, Thorp, Sereg, Solid. FRONT ROW: Ritchit.-, Puqn. 
Williams North, Tupy, Spaur, Wehrle, Stevens, Simpson, Schiike, Shinn, Steigeo. 



FLIGHT "A' 



SQUADRON SIX 




TOP ROW, left to right: R. J. Maxey. G. R. McLaughlin. R. C. King, W. A. Emerson, H. Kressin, T. H. Nance, F. C. McCann, A. L. 

Hulstrand, J. D. Mathis, R. E. Hainley, D. R. Dively. MIDDLE ROW: W. E. Cooper, J. R. McGlnnis, T. E. Gill, B. L. Martin, J. Kinsack, 

A. F. Kruse, C. C. Brown. R. J. Brotop. C. G. Newman. D. H. Chewnang. FRONT ROW: R. H. Moffat. A. G. Baldwin, R. A. Bailee, 

G. C. Bauman, B. B. Leonard, E. D. Neall, A. M. Meyer, A. A. Martin, F. A. Kirkpatrick, W. C. Dellicker, J. M. Goodwin, W. H. Giel. 



FLIGHT "B" 



SQUADRON SIX 



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TOP ROW, left to right: D. F. Thomas, M. E. Stoqdlll. M. V. Sundin, R. E. Ryan, H. E. Rasmussen, P. E. Unander, K. A. Shaefer, B. 
Schwartz. 8. L. Smith. R. P. Schenker, O. S. Potts. C. E. Randolph. MIDDLE ROW: J. W. Rowley. G. E. Ruhnke. G. J. Smith. G. E. Petersen. 
F. B. Toner. R. E. Vanderpool. T. R. Olsen, E. Wacker. M. L. Unversaw, J, R. Thomas, R. E. L Roestel. FRONT ROW: O. E. Reiney, 

C. R. Wilson. D. J. Sperry. W. E. Sparks. C. T. Wilder, P. R. Weisenberger, C. D. Pickell, R. L. Owens, P. D. Schiller, M. J. Roberts, 

D. A. Wright, R. H. Risk. 




CONTACT STAFF 



At a late hour 
Friday night 
November 19, 



1943 



37 9® 



As someone once remarked, "all good things must come to an 
end" and so must the Class 44-D issue of Contact. It's been a struggle at 
times, one of those projects that becomes tiring, amusing, but never 
boring. Quite naturally, the first and last thought in mind has been " — will 
they like it?" If it has met with your approval and you like it, that's swell. 
If not, well, we'll just chalk it up to a variety of mistakes. 

In this, my final swan song, I wish to extend my hear+y thanks to 
Lt. Douglass, our advisor; Sergeant Earl Moore, whose aid and compan- 
ionship was most comforting; and Mr. Jim Gill, the hHemet marvel who 
takes this mess and makes it into the finished product. 

— the editor. 







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Ryan Field 

HEMET, CALIFORNIA 



Sits 



TACTICAL OFFICERS 




LT. J. W. WILLIAMS 



COMMANDANT OF 
CADETS 





LT. KENNETH CLUFF 



LT. W. P. MULLEN 





LT. WILLIAM DOUGLASS 



LT. WILLIAM CYRIL 



ARMY ADMINISTRATION 




CAPT. F. W. DOOLEY CAPT. B. A. PEETERS 



LT. T. J. WEBB 



LT. S. C. REEDY 



MEDICAL STAFF 





CHAPLAIN 




CAPT. WENDELL ENSOR 



CAPT. T. R. STEPMAN CAPT. L J. BRETHOUR 





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LT. ROY D. COOPER 



LT. H. GOLDBERG 



LT. H. C. CULBERTSON 



FLYING OFFICERS 




CAPT. W. P. SLOAN 





CAPT.VERN MURDOCK 



LT. J. B. BENNETT 




LT. FORD SEXTON 




LT. G. H. QUANTZ 



ARMY CHECK/ 




LT. CHAS. MOHLER 





GROUND SCHOOL 




FIRST ROW. left to right— Allan Woolfolk. Hale E. Landry. Martin A. Weldinger. Charles Eddins. Seymour Christenfeld 
SECOND ROW— Leverett Bristol. Stephen Bruff, James H. Keesee, Harry G. Raine. Harold Gallaher. Morris C. Pennell 



RYAN 




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CHARLES EVANS 
Wing Commander fL^ 



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J. C. KUMLER 
Group Commander 




PAUL E. WILCOX 
Resident Manager 




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RgH/^.f^jTL HUFFMAN 
Commander 




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NATALIE GROSSKOPF 



My solo flight was a funny 

show 
For around and around my 

ship did go. 



Walt an hour and you'll 
receive 

A ship that looks like bat- 
ted sieve. 



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W. B. BAILEY 




STELLA BECK 




They gave me good old 
Ninety-Nine, 

It's laying now in an aband- 
oned mine. 



DISPATCHERS 




Wk^.^^LLIOTT 



A Ryan, as a training ship. 
Is undoubtedly a winner. 

It amazes me how it can fly 
When powered by a 
Kinner. 




VERNA COOMBS 



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LINK TRAINER 




BOTTOM ROW, left to right: Peter Morris, S. Gaede, H. Hinkson, Chester, Wolber. STANDJNG: Sgt. Taa, R. F. Smith, 
Jack ttelfend, L. Fox, J, W. Trotter, G. McCann. 





This Is It! 





Cadet 



MOSS, GORDON T. "Pappy" 

SPRINGFIELD, ROBERT N. "Whitey" 



ANGER. JACK B. "Mad" 

SHAFER, CHARLES A. "Georgia" 



HUTCHINSON, JOHN J. "The Kid" 
VAN DEVENTER, ROBT. R. "Gold Brick" 
WILLIAMS, WILBURN H. Jr. "Willie" 



DREYER, ALLAN "Drape" 

LARSEN, BEN T. "Right Face" 

DRUMMOND GARVIN E. "Bulldog" 



MACIEL, EMMANUEL P. "Mace" 



ROHDE, EDWARD W., JR. "Wolf" 



FARNSWORTH, OTHELLO "Tail Spin" 



BREEDLOVE, JAMES R. "General" 



HARTE. NEAL F. 



BOYLE. JAMES T. 



"Wild Bill" 



"Tomatoes" 



Offi 



rcers 



WARDLOWE, ERVIN E. "Ward" 

MUSSELMAN, ARNOLD "Arny" 

HOLT, HOWARD L. "Tim" 



BOWMAN, HUBERT N. "Hew" 

HESS, JACK O. "Rudolph" 

KELLY, JAMES J. "Irish" 



McGRATH, WILLIAM R., JR. "Bil 



DAWE, WESLEY L. "Sunshine" 



WEINZIMMER, IRVIN L. "Red" 



HOUCK, WARREN P. . 


"Pot" 


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DAVIS, RICHARD A. 


"Snapper" 




NOBLE, DUANE A. 


"Butterball" 






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PETREL, LEO "Pete" 

HARRIS, THEODORE R. "Ty" 



DONNELLY, NELSON O. "Rusty" 

HENDERSON, LANDIS D. "Plem" 





SQUADRON 

AMES, WALLACE B. "Walley" 

AYLSWORTH. HENRY R. Hank 

BARBER, FRANK R. "Barber" 



EARNER, LESLIE E. "Les" 

BEAN, SHELTON W. "String" 

BILYOU, RONALD B. "Flaps" 



BRILL, GLENN L. "H. P." 

CARROLL, THOMAS R. JR. "Madeline" 
CLIPPERTON, ELDRED N. 



COBB, FRANKLIN H. 
COUCH, EUGENE N. 
CUSHMAN, JACK L. 



"Sabu" 
"Divan" 
"Gush" 



CUTLER. DAL H. 



"Cut" 



DIEHL, MICHAEL H. "Sourpuss" 



RB.V£iLL£/ 



THREE 



DULAK. GLEN V. 



EDWARDS, HOWARD B. 



FALKNER, RAY B. 



EFFLAND, EASTON C. 



FISHEL, LINNAEUS W. 



FLENTZ, JOHN B. 



HALL, CYRUS B. 



"Dude 



"Teeth" 



'Falk" 



"East" 

"Lin" 

"Johnny" 



FORRESTER, LE ROY E. 


"Wood" 


GARVER, ROBERT L. 


"Bob" 


GEORGE, GUST W. 


"Gus" 



GODDARD, WALTER S. "Walt" 

GOLIN, EMIL F. ' "Emmy" 

GOMEZ, PAUL "Snafu" 



GUTMANN, CHARLES F. "Guts" 



"Cy" 






HEDENUS, ROBERT H. 


"Houdini 


HELM, WALTER J. 


"W. J. 


HESSION, HAROLD J. 


"Smoky 



HOHMANN, THOMAS E. "Tom" 

HOLLOWELL, McLOYD M. "Holly" 
HOPKINS, ALFRED A. "Hop" 



JACKSON, JAMES R. "Wonder Boy" 
JOHNSON, BOYES L. "Tailspin" 

JONES, BRUCE H. "Spike" 



KAPLAN, MURRAY "Kap" 

KERR, SHERIDAN M. "Sherry" 

KORFF, LEO "Bernle" 



LEWIS, FREDERICK K. 



MATHENY, HUGH B. 



McClelland, gerald w. "Mac" 



NELSON, BURTON C. 



NELSON, ROBERT B. 



ODELL, JAMES B. 
OLDFIELD, LESTER H. 
PARKS, JOSEPH C. 



PATTERSON, REED T. 



POINSETT, ROBERT J. 



REYNOLDS. WILLIAM F. 



RICHARDSON, RALPH N. 
ROSE, MYRON F. 
SCALBERG, JACK C. 



"Burt" 



'Mamma" 



"Jimmy" 



Barney 



"Pat" 



"Pat" 



"Pointer 



"Jap" 



"Rich" 



"Swede 




SCHLOWSKY, IRWIN M. "Schlows" 



SCHOW. ROBERT M. 



■Mick" 




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SMITH. JAMES C. "Brownie" 

SPACKMAN, LOVELL O. "Spracky" 
STRINGER, GEORGE W., Jr. "G-S+ring" 



STRONG, CHARLES N. 



VAN DE SANDT, GLENN "Gremelin" 



VAN ETTEN, HIRAM J. 



WELCH, JACK E. 
WERNER, ENGENE C. 
WHETSTONE, MARVIN 



WOLF, LELAND H. 



"Van" 



"Rabbit" 
"Chief" 
"Whet" 



"Fox" 



SQUADRON 
FOUR 

ARMSTRONG, ROBERT E. "Soft Touch" 
AUSTIN, RALPH H. "Ground Loop" 
BAGLEY, JOHN G. "29 Stumps" 



BARRETT, HARLEY W. "Blade" 



BELL, HAROLD N. "Sack Time" 



BLACK, ROBERT C. "Windy" 



BRODTRICK, GERALD A. 


"Corpuscle" 


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CAVALERI, TONY, JR. 


"Creepy" 


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COCHRAN, VAN G. 


"Farmer" 


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CODI, JOHN F. 'The Bald Eagle" 

COX, CLIFFORD V. "Oakie" 

DALIMONTE. ANTHONY D. "Curley" 



DAVIS, CHESTER R. 



"Rowdy" 



DIPLEY, HAROLD L. 



'Rear Arch" 





DULITSKY. PAUL S. "Mad Russian" 

;-^ DUNNINGTON, EUGENE E. "The Kid" 

DURKIN, FRANCIS T. "Hack" 



EHRLICH. HUBERT D. 



El.LISSADE. JEAN P. 



FISHER, HAROLD L. 



"Kid" 



"Bub" 



FOX, RICHARD E. "The Office Kid" 



FRENS, HOWARD 



GENSLER, VICTOR W. 



"Got No" 
"Irrestible" 



GISLER, JACOB A. "Cowboy" 

GRAFA, CARROLL B., JR. "Sonny" 
GREGORY, LOWELL E. "Sleepy" 



eUSTAVSON, ARLE W. "Skid" 



HANKES, JOSEPH J. 



'Mofhe 



HANLEY, JOHN R. 



"Junior" 



HELWIG, NORMAN M. "Ski Nose" 



HICKMAN, LEWIS A., JR. "Grandpa" 



HOWARD, KENNETH S. "Papa" 

IMM, CLARENCE E. "Sarge" 

JOHNSON, FRANKLIN D. "Tennessee" 



JOHNSON, JOHN A. "Bobo" 



JOHNSON, RALPH L. "Woodie" 



KELLEY, WILLIAM H. "Lone 



KONECHY, EDWARD F. "Jumpy" 

KRASINSKI, FRANK J. "Gunner" 



KUEHN, KENNETH R. 



"H.P." 



LENNERVILLE, GUY W. "LS.M.F.T.' 



LEWIS, GUY E., JR. 



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MASTERTON, DEAN W. "Spooks" 

McCORMICK. JOHN F. "Ice Boy" 

NICEWARNER, CLYDE W., JR. Lumpy 



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"Heath 


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OSBORNE. OLIVER O. 


"Fall In 




POLLEY, ROBERT M. 


"Bomber 



POOL. LEE W. 



'Let Down' 



PRICE. RICHARD L., JR. "Any Old" 
PULLIS, KENNETH R. "Air Pocket" 



ROBINSON. CON L. "Sunny" 

ROSS, BEVERLY J. "Filbert" 

SARBER, CHARLES B. "Tarzan" 



SCHAUS, WILLIAM P. "Doorman" 



SEVERINO. ENRICO U. 



"Wolf" 



SHAPIRO, THEODORE G. "Shappy" 
SMITH, WILBUR L "I Pass" 



STARKEY, ROBERT P. 



"SmiHer" 



STUEBER, ARTHUR A. 



SULLIVAN, JACK F. 



"8 Ball 



"Snafu" 



V/ILLIS, HAROLD C. "Early Bird" 



WERNER, JOHN C. 



WHIPPLE, FRANK W. 



WILLIAMS, ARMEL 



"Retreat" 



"Slo Roll" 



"Corby" 



WOOLARD, PAUL P. 



ZINKE, FERD H. 



"Ace" 



"Confinement" 




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SQUADRON 
SEVEN • 



ATHEARN, MURRAY J. 
BAILEY, JOE P. 
BEACH, CHARLES R. 



"Murph" 

"Buck" 

"Chuck" 



BENTLEY, PHILIP A. "Rich Kid 



BICKFORD, RUSSELL E. "Farmer 



BLUMBERG, EDWARD M. "Torpedo 



BREEN, JOHN J. 



BRUNSON, JAMES R. 



CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD A., JR. 

"The Moo+e 



CHURCHMAN, AUBREY JR. "Speed 
COLLINS, JOSEPH M. "Mike 

COUGHLIN, JAMES P. "Coffe 



CRAWFORD, THOMAS H. "B. B. Eye 



DE CHICCHIS, JOSEPH E. "Pittsburgh 




'*■¥' 







DRAKE, FREDERICK J. 




DECHANT, BERNARD A. "Bernie" 

EDELSTEIN, PHILIP S. "Phi" 



"Bob" 



ELLETT, ALEXANDER M., JR. "Spike" 
ELLIS, CHARLES M. "Ely" 

FAVIER, JAMES G. "Jungle" 



FLORIN, HENRY J. "Big Dog" 

FRICK, RALPH L. "Stubby" 

SADE, JAMES A. "Condenser" 



GISOTTI, NICHOLAS V. "Black Boy" 
GLOVER, CHARLES F. "Arkle" 

GRIFFIN, ROSCOE C, JR. "Rebel" 



GULLOTTI, SEBASTAINO B. "The Monk" 



HARP, CARL I. 



"Injun 



'ff/Stcmt. I ottrv^e 



HARPER, GEORGE "Chopper" 

HAUENSTEIN, MAX C. "Howie" 



HIGGINS, DONALD J. 



"Dj; 



HOPKINS, ROBERT A. 
INGRAHAM, FRED A. 
JACKSON, ROY H. 



"Pappy" 
"Abie" 
"Jack" 



JOHNSON, JOHN D. "Nigger" 

LARSON, LLOYD G. "Olie" 

LEPPARD, OLLIE D., JR. "Stoney" 



LEWIS, WM. W. 



McDUFF, JAMES M. 



MEAD, FRANK W. 



'Red Ryder" 



'Mac Duff" 



"Sleepy" 



McGONIGULL, AUBREY M. 

"House Mouse" 



MEEHAN, RICHARD W. 



"Dick" 




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MILLER, MARK P. "The Ox" 

MIZE, ROBERT C, JR. "Zoofer" 

NORMILE, JAMES R. "Mouse" 



NORTHRUP, CHAS. L., JR. "The Head" 
PORTERFIELD, DAVID W. "Winny" 
REED, WALLACE E. "Mr. Big" 



ROBINSON, RICHARD L. "Robbie" 



SARVIS, ROBERT E. 



SHAW, BRUCE E. 



'Mush" 



"Sweet Stuff" 



SORRELLS, BILLY W. 



'Runner 



SPRAYBERRY, WM. L., JR. "Mullens" 
STIANCHI, VICTOR G. "Stinkey" 



STURDEVANT, PHILIP A. "Brownie" 



SUMMERS, KEITH A. 



"H.P." 




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THOMPSON, JOHN M. 



"Ton 



WALKER, EDWARD R., JR. "Zoot" 



WAGSTER, ROY C, JR. 



WARNER, GEORGE A. "Hey-Deye" 
WHICHAM, CHESTER F. "Wonderful" 





SQUADRON 



ADAMS, FRANK C. 
ALLEN, CARL P. 
ATKINS, ALLEN C. 



"Barb" 

"Whitey" 
"Muscles" 



BARB, MARVIN "Duck" 

BEAN. IRWIN T. "String" 

BENDER, DONALD "Meat Head" 



BOYCE, MARK L. "Zup" 

BREON, GEORGE A., IV "The 4th" 
CAGNACCI, ROY P. "Spaghetti" 



CARNEY, JAMES E. 


"Con' 


CLINE, WILLIAM S. 


"Spotty' 


COTA, LE ROY 


"Spike' 



COTTER, WAYLAND E. "Double B" 



CRAIG, LEWIS E., JR. "Hot Stuff" 



EIGHT 



CUSHMAN, STANLEY L. 
DAY, IRVING G., JR. 
niLLEY, RILEY N. 



"Cush" 

"Daisy" 

"Dill" 



DUKE, FELIX L. 



■DWARDS, ALBERT M. 



"Ed" 



GVANS, GEORGE A. "Georgle" 



TELDMAN, SAMUEL "Sammy" 

riSCHER, JOHN M., JR. "Fish" 

rORDYCE, GOLDMAN L. "Goldy" 



rURRER, RICHARD "Furry" 

GAMBLE, WILLIAM D. "Wild Will" 
CLIMP, THOMAS R. "Blimp" 



GOLDBERG, LAWRENCE "Larry" 



GOLIGHTLY, RALPH E. "35584511' 







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GUSLER, NORMAN E. "Omar" 

HAGER. WILLIAM S. "Yahoodi" 

HALL, ELLIS E. "Butch" 



HEAD, EDWIN L. "Torque" 

HEATH. GORDON M. "Gladiator" 

HIGGINS, PRESTON E. "Partridge" 



HUBKA, ROY F. "Huba Huba" 

ISRAEL, ELTON B. "Panama" 

JUDKINS, CHARLES W. "Lightning" 



KENDALL, MELVIN K. "Can't Hold" 
KINSACK, JOHN "Potatoes" 

KLODNICKI, JOSEPH "Gold Brick" 



LEACH. ROBERT R. 



"Wart" 



LEVITT, JOSEPH H. "Star Eyes" 



MacDOUGALL, EDW. G. 



"Lover 



MAGNUSON, WILLIAM H. "Maggie" 
McCABE, WILLIAM E. "Willy" 



MORRIS. SHELDON J, "Phillip" 

OAKES, HARRY C, JR. "Sir Harry" 
OWENS, DAVID L. "Walley" 



PARSONS, LESTER D. 



"Preach" 



PLASMAN, WILLIAM, JR. "Bloke" 



ROBERTSON, STANLEY R. "Hot Dog" 



ROMANCE, LAWRENCE J. "Larry" 
SANDERSON, EDWARD L. "Bogey" 
SAUNDERSON, GEORGE M. "Sandy" 



SCHNIDER, JESSE L. 



"Spotty" 



SIMMONS, STANLEY R. "Mattress" 




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FOR PER MITT lN6MfK 
THE OPPORTUMITY ^ 
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SMITH, GORDON J. "Smoke Ball" 
SMITH, JOHN L. "SmiHy" 

SOUTHALL, BOYCE E. "Moose" 



STOKES, BURL R. "Engines" 

THOMAS, WILLIAM S., JR. "Junior" 



TRUE, HARRIS C. 



"Heart" 



VAN SANT, RICHARD M. 



WATKINS, CHARLES T. 



WIFVAT, VAN 



"Hi Water" 

"Frosh" 

"Smoothie" 



WRIGHT, CLYDE E. 



"Kayo" 



UNDERHILL, CAPT H. W. Jr. "Valley" 
ALEXANDER, LT. SIDNEY P. "Alex" 
BAYER, LT. JOHN P. "Aspirin" 



BLOOMHUFF, LT. JOHN E. "Bloomers" 



BOWLAND, LT. FRANK Y. JR. "F.Y. Jr 



CHASTAIN, LT. ALVIE G. 



"Al" 



ROSE, LT. ALVIN S. "O'Day" 

SANCHEZ, LT. BUTLER H. "Satchel" 



BAMMER. LT. ELMER J. 



"Ba 




CHISUM, LT. OLIVER W. "Oliver" 



INSRAHAM, LT. PAUL L. "Shaves" 



LEIGH, LT. THOMAS P. 



"Vivian" 



LUMLEY, HOWARD L. "Pruneface" 



SMITH, LT. LEONARD R. "Smitty" 




STUDENT OFFICERS 




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SQUADRON THREE standing,' left to right: Robert Keller, Richard H. Moore, Joseph F. Hutchins, Robert V. Lindquist, Ervin 

P. Ovlck. William W. Hancocl, Lloyd Yost. Vaughn Kearns, Fred S. Brackett. Sitting: John C. Kumler, Albert A. Hyde, Edward T. 
Molitor, George L. Bosley. Thomas J. LoveH, Maurice F. Roberts, Robsrt S. Alexander. 




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SQUADRON FOUR standing, left to right: Marville Tang, Millard L. Davis, Edmund Nicolas. Donald G. Ankrum, Thomas A. 

Wende', Pobe't J. Miller, Robert L. Fortson, Edward G. Knaus, John W. Klein. Sitting: Alfred C. Chase. Ray Porter, David Beltz, 
Kenneth L. Classen, William G. Graton, William tH. Diehl, James G. Travis. 



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SQUADRON SEVEN— Standing, left to right: Ralph R, Aikens, John P. Gardner, Lin B. Cooper, Dei^nis Wraske, Robert H. 
Fisher, Roald hiansen, Marion E. Barger, Robert E. Knowles, Rexford H. IvIcKee. Sitting: W. B. Whisenand, Fred C. James, H. L. Barltstrom, 
James E. Coughran, S. J. Copenhaver, Adelbert L. Hannah, Elmer C. Haines. 




SQUADRON EIGHT— Standing, left to right: W. Deana Roine, F. H. Workman, Berl L. Porter, John S. Wilbur, Arthur J. Murphy, 
Robert J. Boggeman, E. W. Stoner, Kenneth E. McLaughlin. Sitting: Raymond E. Blauvelt. James Simpson, Albert' W. Lawrence. Emerson 
G. Townsend. D. Gerald Nunnaley, William A. Murphy, William J. Gordon. 



FLIGHT "A" 



SQUADRON ONE 




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ROW I, left to right: D. A. Englehardt. R. L. Berry, R. C. Mines, S. G. Barlcer, L. W. Ford, R. B. Fawcett, R. E. Hallenberger, R. W. Daasch, 
W. H. Bowen, G. H. Gale, J L. Froess, R. C. Gardner. ROW 2: R. L. Coan, W. S. Crosland, Jr., M. L. Eas+erling, D. M. Johnston, J. D. 
Hill O. L. Bashor, E. J. Arkles, L, Brenneman, H. E. Campbell, S. Buxbom, O. K. Griffith, H. A. Dahlgren, E. E. Anderson. ROW 3: 
F. Dickinson, C. G. Agne, K. E. King, J. A. Hughes, R. M. Davis, R. V. Hanaway, A. F. Kubacka. 



FLIGHT "B" 



SQUADRON ONE 




ROW I, left to riqhf: J. T. Rowley, E. R. Schnuth, C. L. Stoelzel, J. F. Tucker, W. L, Walker, R. J. Wagner, A. M. Sisler, D. A. LIddle, 
L.- M. Webb, N. E. Morrison, S. J. Sowinski. ROW 2: E. J. Sandini, B, Matthess, H, C. Knapp, H. L. Kurtzman, V. G. Work, D. M. Wireman, 
W. A. Ribar, J. W. Wilson. F. D. Taylor, R, J. McLaughlin. Jr., E. E. Triplett, C. V. Thompson. ROW 3: W. E. Thomas, H, A. Preissner, J. J. 
Harris. C. M. Stancell, C. J. McMordie, E. A. Zorn, E. L. Perme. 



FLIGHT "A" 



SQUADRON TWO 




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ROW I, left to right: B. H. Foster. W. E. Dawson, A. M. Fic:d, t. W. Hlnton. H. L. Koenig, R. L. Bailey. M. A. Hutton. F. D. Baswell. 

K. Calisti. W. R. Davis. R. K. Casper, C. B. Butts. ROW 2: N. L. Hansen, J. A. Fenley, J. S. Hansen. T. E. Connors, T. B. Dull, M. W. 

Dieterle, R. E. Jacbon. W. R. Anderson. W. B. Brent, J. H. Hamilton. G. P. Saudet. W. H. Kenagy. ROW 3: B. D. Beyea, W. W. 
Ertel. K. Carruth. C. M. Fountain, J. B. Allen. A. J. Glesener, W. F. Brown. 



FLIGHT "B" 



SQUADRON TWO 




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ROW I, left to right: S. Woiniak, H. L. Merreii, D. C. Lannoreaux, ^. r. onarp, r. c. Lorresri, j. G. Vvorrn, F. t. bione, r-i. M. Sranard, 
R. L May, V. Robinson, R. J. Wolfe. A. M. Lyon. ROW 2: C. E. Larliin, P. W. Pyeha, G. H. Wright. W. E. Ricketts, O. H. Ruble. Jr., 
J. E. Utard. Jr., N. D. Morgan, A. J. Wieder. F. B. Seaman. E. J. Vaniman. W. W. Waldroop, M. C. Weber. ROW 3: R. W. Young, 
R. D. Taylor, P. B. Smith, L. E. Thompson, C. F. Thornton, F. A. Nichols. 



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ROW I, left to right: P. B. Funk. J. L Billmeier, N. J. Buro, D. R. Beaver. C. E. Carver, W. Farkas, C. L. Giangarra, C. L. Chandler, H. W. 
Anderson, Jr., W. R. Conrow, W. A. Haynes. ROW 2: Clarence W. Brown, H. C, Duplissey. H. M. Barnes, Jr., N. A. Floramo, J. L. 
Colquhoun, E. E. Belding. J. H. Ellett, D. Fishman, C. A. Hodnickl, R. H. Gebhart, H. L Jensen. ROW 3: M. D. Beach, R. A. Deutsch, 
E. A. Capps. W. S. Hartsell, Jr., R. H. Armstrong, G. R. Alloway, W. H. DeFeyer. 



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ROW I, left to right: K. R. Schroeder, J. E. Mihalak, J. J. Vater, Jr., R. W. Webster, J. A. Reese, E. N. Walker, L. S. Tohlll, H. F. Thaxton. 
B. Louderrrllk, L. A. Wrright, W. J. Woodie, J. M. Valentine, J. L. Penix, J. C. Rankin. ROW 2: D. L. Wilson, R. L. Lewis, A. F. Linde, 
T. J. Helly, Jr.. V. C. Kern, L. E. LeMay. E. Welt, L. Stella. R. R. Palmer. K. W. Shoop. F. See, H. A. Smyre. ROW 3: W. H. Larsen. 
J. R. Sevier. Jr.. A. E. McEIro/. F. C. Seals, Jr.. R. C. Stroud, Jr., J. F. Ries, J. M. Kayes. 



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FLIGHT "A 



SQUADRON SIX 




ROW i, left to right: R. G. Horner, J. V. Effingham. E. A. Grose, G. N. Crawford, W. R. Berg. C. W. Higgins, H. E. Dwyer. J. E. Foerg, 
H. D. Findlay, R. W. Barbre. L V. Anderle. ROW 2: L. R. Huston, J. T. Ellison. F. H. Bingham, S. G. Head, T. G. Goude, G. P. Bernsen, 
T. V. Christlieb, W. F. Arnett. J. F. Egler. ROW 3; E. M. Craig, R. H. Curtis. P. Buwolda, B. H. Hopper. W. G. Barnes. J. H. Furney. 
E. B. Cruce. 



FLIGHT "B" 



SQUADRON SIX 




ROW I, left to right: A. L. Wimer, A. j. McLauahim. R. K. Parsons, c. J. Btsnco, W, l. rniTer, L, ^. row^y. c. c. vVieiana, A. b. Dnanaieit, 
T. E. Snow, B. F. Renshaw, E. G. Moffitt. ROW 2: R. Schmidt, A. E. Snyder, K. C. Luedke. K. O. Woodruff, L. J. Warren. S. F. Robertson, 
R. D. Zenz. J. P. Retsinas, J. H. Wagner. F. K. Stewart, ROW 3: R. O. McCaldin, F. E. Williams. G. V. Lewis. C. R. Torell. W. H. 
Wendlandt, L. W. Sittler. J. L Leach. 




CONTACT STAFF 



EDITOR RALPH N. RICHARDSON 

ASSISTANT EDITOR RICHARD A. DAVIS 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS WILLIAM W. LEWIS, JOHN F. CODIE 

ART EDITOR JOHN J. HUTCHINSON 

CARTOONISTS THEODORE G. SHAPIRO, MURRAY KAPLAN 

PHOTOGRAPHY JAMES C. SMITH 




Dear Mom: 

I can think of a number of titles for this letter. 
One Foot in the Clouds — 65 Hours in the Air 
Isn't Half of It — 8 Easy Lessons on Driving in- 
structors Mad, are a few that come to mind 
while I sit here writing. But it all adds up to this 
— I've learned to fly, and the knowledge I have 
gained and the fun I've had couldn't be purchas- 
ed at any price. 
"■^■^^W"'"**^*^ Maybe I had better start at the beginning. . . 

<JnMr HAY ^ couple of months ago about 200 wild-eyed 

OVnt UAT cadets, of which I was one, stepped thru the 

gates here at Ryan. We collected goggles, helmet, and flight jackets, and before we knew it the 
whole post had started preparing us for that solo trip some two weeks hence. Gathering in Hangar 
I that day, we met the men who are really tops as far as we're concerned — our instructors. 

That night we crawled in bed all dreaming, of one thing — our "dollar ride" which we were to 
get the following morning. And, what a ride that was! Those that weren't wondering how the plane 
stayed up in the air ere painting the country-side with the morning's breakfast. 

Well, time went on and stomachs settled, and slowly, and painfully for ground school instructors, 
the intellects of the class began to understand why the airplane flies. (In case you're interested, it 
flies because the angle in which the wing makes with the wind — now, that's not the wind, but the 
relative wind — you see there are two winds up there. Anyway, it hits the wing and — er, ah — wait 
a minute now . . . Let's see, you gotta wing and you gotta wind. HMMMM.) 

Yes, it wasn't long before we were spinning, rolling, and landing the plane by ourselves. Of 
course there was always that guiding hand in the front cockpit actually flying the ship, and that 
gentle voice constantly crooning through the ear phones. 
"Back pressure." 
"Not so much rudder." 

"Well, are you going to land it, or shall we play a game of chess up here 1 feet off the ground!" 
"Back pressure, knucklehead!" 

"This ship will not stop spinning until you give it opposite rudder. Or, maybe you're figuring on 
landing it this way?" 
"Back pressure. 



'Easy, easy — take It easy. 



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"Back pressure— back pressure— BACK PRESSURE!!" 

These and other names and phrases which I won't repeat here. 

One gloomy morning, after a series of consistent bumpy landings. The Master got out of the 
plane and left me with these words, "Well, I guess I'll go over to the stage-house and have a 
smoke. Don't forget to keep your hand on the throttle. She's all yours." 

Then he walked away. 

Boy, oh boy, did that cockpit look empty. I just sat there, almost afraid to touch the controls. 
The sweat began to pour from the palms of my hands and the ailerons began to vibrate. I began 
to wonder what was wrong until I looked at my hand shaking the stick. Then, all of a sudden, things 
began to happen. Yep, mom, I was really taklng-off . . . me, all by myself! I still can't figure it out, 
but about this time some very familiar phrases started taking form in the Gosport tubes. "Back 
pressure, Not so much rudder. Don't rush things — take your time," and a thousand other bits of 
advice that I had taken all too lightly. Mr. Johnson, our minister, would really have been proud of 
me that day. (I'll bet I said the Lord's Prayer a dozen times.) So, with the help of the ground school 
instructors, Mr. Johnson, you, and the obvious fact, which wasn't much consolation at the time, that 
thousands of other guys have done It before me, I sat 'er down with both of us all in one piece. 
The first solo was over. I played tag with the winds for a few minutes, and then came down. 

From that day forward every minute of my time in the air has helped open a path to a new 
way of life for me — a freedom that those who have never kissed the clouds will never know. It's a 



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never ledve. And the best part of all is that I've only just begun. 

Your loving son 





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Dedication 



We could point this dedication many ways: To on indi- 
vidual, to the ground crews, to our instructors, who now are 
patiently and tirelessly instilling in us those basic truths of 
airnnanship that later will be our strength in battle. But all 
these are a part of the whole — the end product — the finely 
trained Annerican combat pilots who are writing in hostile 
skies irrefutable testimony to the type of schooling they 
were given on an earlier day, in friendlier skies. 

One day, a day that now must seem eternities ago, they 
left homes in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Balti- 
more, Chicago, the farms and the cities, to blaze the trail 
wc are following. 

So, to that long cadet procession who have gone before 
us, to That Day of return they are fighting for now over 
Wilhelms+rasse, Naples, Tokio, we dedicate this Anniversary 
issue. 




MAJ. WILLIAM 1. FERNALD 
Commanding Officer 



You, members of Class 44-G, have completed the 
most difficult phase of your training. Your aptitude has 
been proven. The intensity of your desire to become 
a military pilot; your attention to further instruction; your 
sense of responsibility and your ability to exercise long 
range constructive selfishness vvill determine your future 
success. 

May your fine spirit of cooperation be reflected at 
your next station as it has been here. I wish you happy 
landings. . . . 




LT. W. P. MULLEN 
Commandant of Cadets 



I hope fhe enclosed words to class 44-G to be Included In the Class 
Book, meets with the editor's approval. 

If any additions or changes should be nnade, please do not hesitate 
to Inform me. 

"Eager" Is the word for class 44-G. Your job at hHemet Is a job 
well done. Your "Esprit de Corps" has grown like the Allied victories. 
Besides mastering the PT-22, the class has demonstrated leadership, and 
on graduation should become officers as well as pilots. 

The Basic and Advanced that lies ahead is a challenge to your best 
efforts. Resolve that nothing will keep you from those silver wings and 
gold bars. Carry on the splendid heritage that is yours as a graduate 
of the 5th AAFFTD, for In your future lies Victory for us all. Good 
luck and God speed. 

WALKER P. MULLEN 
1st Lt., Air Corps, 
Commandant of Cadets 



TACTICAL OFFICERS 




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LT. J. W. WILLIAMS 




LI. WILLIAM DOUGLASS 





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LT. RUSSELL MURPHY 



FLYING OFFICERS 




CAPT. WM. P. SLOAN 
Air Inspector 





CAPT. VERN H. MURDOCK 



LT. J. B. BENNETT 



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CAPT. L J. BRETHOUR 




CAPT. B. A. PEETERS 



LT. H. GOLDBERG 



LT. T. J. WEBB 



LT. H. C. CULBERTSON 




PAUL E. WILCOX, Resident Manager; CHARLES W. EVANS, Director of Flying 



RYAN 




J. C. KUMLER 
Group Commander 




R. Y. HUFFMAN 
Group Commander 




INTRODUCTION 



So you want to be a pilot . . . eh? 
You say you want to fly. 
Darn right you'll be a pilot 
If you get in there and try. 

I have four legs to walk on 
And a tail that used to drag, 
But now I'm just a "dodo" 
With a stubby end to wag. 

Don't forget me fellows, 
And let me know you're trying 
And when you get your silver wings 
Come visit me at Ryan. 

DODO TORQUE, JR. 

2 Lt. Ryan Wags 

Aide to Col. Rocket O'Toole 

Floor Dampener 

Athlete 

Blanket Warmer 



CADET 



OFFICERS 



GROUP I 




GROUP I — Front Row. left to right; Wallace F. Brown, Herbert A. Preissner, Jr., Richard C. Gardner, Clayton E. Larkin, 
Richard B. Fawcett, Frank 1. Stone. Second Row; Robert W. Young, Kenneth E. King, Henry L. Kurtzman, Jean S. Hansen, 
Charles M. Stancell. James J. Harris, Norman L. Hansen, Alexander M. Lyon. 



WING STAFF 




Evan G. Moffitt, Billle Matthess, Fred K. Stewart, Gregory P. Bernsen 




GROUP 2 — Front Row, left to right: Robertson R. Palmer, John E. Foerg, John R. Sevier, Jr., James H. Furney, Guy V. 
Lewis. Robert L. Lewis. Second row: Kenneth O. Woodruff, Raymond G. hlorner. Franl; E. Williams. Harry M. Barnes, Jr.. 
Bert Loudermilk, LeRoy E. LeMay. William S. Hartseli, Jr.. LeRoy V. Anderle. 




SQUADRON I 



AGNE. CHARLES S. 
Tipton lov/a, B 17 

ANDERSON, EDWIN E. 
San Diego, Calif. B 25 

ARKLES, ELLIOTT J. 
Detroit. Mich B 26 



BARKER, STEWART G. 
Seattle, Wash. P 38 

BASHOR, OLIVER L. 

Loveland, Colo. A 20 

BERRY, ROBERT L. 
Pueblo, Colo. P 51 



BOWEN, WILLIAM H. 

Lexington, Nebraska B 17 

BRENNEMAN, LAWRENCE 
Minier, Illinois A 20 

BUXBOM, SEYMOUR 

CAMPBELL, HERSCHEL E. N. 
Chattanooga, Tenn. B 24 




JAN, ROBERT L 

lackson Heights, N. Y. P 38 P 5, 

OSLAND, WILLIAM S., JR. 
}ennetlsville, S. C. 

.ASCH. ROBERT W. 

3avenport, Iowa B 25 A 20 



DAHLGREN, HILDRUTH A. 

Glenbrood, Conn. A 20 P 38 

DAVIS, ROBERT M. 
Macon, N. C. 

DICKINSON, FRIEND 

No. Seattle, Wash. P 38 

EASTERLING, MERLE L 

Audubon, N. J. P5I P 38 



ENGELEHARDT, DANIEL A. 
St. Louis, Mo. P5I PBS 

FORD, LEONARD W. 

Minneapolis, Minn. P 51 P 38 

FROESS, JOSEPH L. 
Erie, Pa. PBS 

















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SALE, GEORGE H. 


HANAWAY, ROBERT 


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HUGHES. JOHN A. 




Durango, Colo. P 38 


Meadville, Penn. 


P 51 


Long Branch, Texas P 38 




GRIFFITH, OWEN K. 
Tulsa, Okla. B 17 


HILL, JOHN D. 






JOHNSTON, DONALD M. 
Des Moines, Iowa P 5! 

KNAPP, HUGH C. 




HALLENBERGER, RICHARD E. 


HINES, ROBERT C 






Chardon, Ohio B 17 




Huston. Texas B 17 


Tacoma, Wash. 


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LIDDLE, DIX A. 

Tacoma, Wash. P 70 

McLAUKGHLIN, ROBERT J., JR. 
Encino. Calif. P 5! 

McMORDIE, CHARLES J. 

Austin, Texas PT 22 (First) P 70 




MORRISON, NORMAN E. 
Saginaw, Mich. A 20 B 25 

PERME, ELMER L. 

Euclid, Ohio P38 B25 

RIBAR, WILMAR A. 



ROWLEY, JOHN T. 
Bronx, N. Y. P5I 



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SANDIi-J', EDWARD J. 

Philadelphia, Penn. A 20 

SCHNUTH, ELMER R. 
Toledo, Ohio B 17 

SISLER, ALBERT M. 

Grand Rapids, Minn. A 20 P 38 




SOWINSKI, SIGMUND J. 
Milwaukee, Wis. P 51 

STOELZEL, CARL L. 

Denver, Colo. XP'SS PRI 

TAYLOR, FRANK D. 

Richmond, Calif. XP 58 P 38 

THOMAS, WILLARD E. 
Greensboro, N. C. B 29 



THOMPSON, CHESNEY V., JR. 
Snyder, Texas B 26 

TRIPLETT, ERNEST E. 

Baltimore, Maryland P 38 

TUCKER, JOHN f. 
Detroit. Mich B 17 

WAGNER, RUDOLPH J. 
Alexandria, Minn. B 17 



WALKER, WILLIAM L. 
Tulare, Calif. P 51 

WEBB, LOYCE M. 
Dallas, Texas A 20 

WILSON, JOHN W., JR. 
Tulsa, Okla. B 24 

WIREMAN, DANIEL M. 
Norwood, Ohio 




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ORK, VICTOR G. 
Sparta. III. C 47 

DRN, EARL A. 
St. Louis, Mo. 



P 51 



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SQUADRON II 



ALLEN, JOE B. 

Waco, Texas, P 38 

ANDERSON, WARREN R. 
Santa Barbara, Calif. B 29 



BAILEY, RICHARD L. 
Santa Monica, Calif. 



P 38 



BASWELL, FRED D. 

Ohatchee, Ala. A 20 

BEYEA, BENJAMIN D. 
Wilmington, Dela. P 70 

BRENT, WILLIAM B. 
Norfolk, Va. P 38 




BUnS, CHARLES B. 
California, Mo. P 51 

CALISTI, KENNETH 
Export. Penn. B 26 

CARRUTH, KENNETH 
McComb. Miss. B 29 



CASPER, RICHARD K. 

Merchantville, N. J. P 51 

CONNORS, THOMAS E. 

Newport Beach, Calif. B 25 

DAVIS, WALTER R. 

Portland, Ore. P 38 A 20 

DAWSON, WALLACE E. 
San Gabriel, Calif. P 38 



DIETERLE, MARCUS W. 
Kendallville, Ind. P SI 

DULL, THEODORE B. 
Kansas City, Mo. B 25 

ERTEL, WARREN W. 

Culver City, Calif. P 38 




FENLEY, JAMES A. 

Mineral Point, Wis. P 51 

FIELD, ARTHUR M. 

Clarksdale, Miss. P 51 

FOSTER, BENNIE H. 
Vernon, Texas P 38 



FOUNTAIN, CLARENCE M. 
Tonkawa, Okla. B 29 

GAUDET, GEORGE P. 
Somerville, Mass. P 38 

GLESENER. ANTHONY J., JR. 
San Francisco, Calif. P 38 

HAMILTON, JOHN H., JR. 
Brockton, Mass. P 38 



HINTON, EZRA W. 
Penrose, Colo. P 51 

HUTTON, MORRIS A. 
Los Angeles, Calif. P 38 

JACKSON, RICHARD E. 
Los Angeles, Calif. P 38 



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KENAGY, WILLIAM H. 
Andrews, Neb. P 38 

KOENIG, HERSHEL L 
HiHerdal, Minn. P 38 

LAMOREAUX, DONALD C. 

Cedar City, Utah P 38 P5I 



LoPRESTI, FRANK E. 
Astoria, N. Y. P 38 

MAY, ROBERT L. 

Ridgecrest, N. C. P 61 

MERRELL, HERBERT L. 

Beverly Hills, Calif. A 26 

MORGAN, NELSON D. 
Camden, Ark. A 26 



NICHOLS, FRED A. 

Hawthorne, Calif. B 29 

PYEHA, PETER W. 

Cleveland, Ohio B 26 

READE, MILTON D. 

Gardena, Calif. B 25 




RICKETTS, WAYNE E. 
Zearing, Iowa P 38 

ROBINSON, VESTER 
Dwarf, Ky. P 5! 

RUBLE, OTIS H., JR. 

Oklahoma City, Okla. P 5! 



SEAMAN, FRANK B. 
Covington, Ky. P 38 

SHARP, CHARLES FRANK 
Lake Village, Ark. P 38 

SMITH, PLEASANT B. 
Huston, Texas B 25 

STANARD, HAROLD M. 
Princeton, III. A 20 



TAYLOR, ROBERT D. 

Laurel Springs, N. J. P 51 

THOMPSON, LESTER E. 
Granite City, III. B 29 

Thornton, CLARKE F. 
Ashtabula, Ohio B 25 














UTARD, JOHN E. 

Denver, Colo. P 47 

VANIMAN, ELVO J. 

La Verne, Calif. B 25 

WALDROOP, WILLIAM W. 
Los Angeles, Calif. P 70 

WEBER, MERLE C. 
Rittman, Ohio P 51 



WIEDER, ARTHUR J. 

New York, N. Y. P70 8 25 

WOLFE, RICHARD J. 
Globe, Ariz. P 51 

WOLNIAK, STEVE 

Syracuse, N. Y. P 51 

WORTH, JAMES G. 
Miami, Fla. P 5! 



WRIGHT, GEORGE H. 

Alameda, Calif. P 5! 



SQUADRON V 

ALLOWAY, GERALD R. 

Drumwright, Okla. B 25 A 20 



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ANDERSON, HENRY W., JR. 


BEAVER, DUANE R. 


BURO, NICHOLAS J. 


Bellevue, Iowa B 25 


Pontiac, Mich. B 24 
BELDINS, EDWIN E. 


Brooklyn, N. Y. P5I P 39 


ARMSTRONG, RUSSELL H. 


Eagle, Colo. B 17 


CAPPS, EDWIN A. 


Berkeley, Calif. P 51 


BILLMEIER, JOSEPH L. 
St. Louis, Mo. P 38 


Rocky Mount, N. C. P 51 


BEACH, MARVIN D. 


BROWN, CLARENCE W. 


CARVER, CLARENCE E. 


Rapid City, S. D. B 29 B 17 


Oklahoma City, Okla. B 17 


Clifton Heights, Pa. B 24 



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CHANDLER, CHARLES L. 

San Antonio, Texas BI7 B 29 

COLQUHOUN, JOHN L. 
Sullivan, Ind. B 17 

CONROW, WALTER R. 

Seattle, Wash. A 20 B 25 



DE FEYTER, WILLIAM H. 
Everett, Wash. B 29 B 17 

DEUTSCH, ROBERT A. 

Astoria, Long Island B 17 A 20 

DUPLISSEY, H. C, JR. 
Longview, Texas B 17 



ELLETT, JOUETT H. 
Glendale, Calif. P 38 

FARKAS, WILLIAM 

Cleveland, Ohio A 20 

FISHMAN, DANIEL 
Brooklyn, N. Y. B 17 

FLORAMO, NICHOLAS A. 
Easton, Pa. P 51 P 47 




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FUNK. PHILLIP B. 

S;oux Falls, S. D. P 38 

GEBHART. ROBERT H. 
Grant. Neb. P 51 

GIANGARRA, CHARLES L. 

Astoria, L. I., N. Y. A 20 B 26 

HAYNES. WILLIAM A. 

Dacono. Colo. P 63 P5I 



HELLY, THOMAS J., JR. 

New York, N. Y. A 20 B 25 

HODNICKI. CHARLES A. 
Pittsburgh. Pa. P 39 P5I 

JENSEN, HOWARD L. 

Salt Lake City. Utah P 51 



KAYES M 

KERN, VALENTINE C. 
New York, N. Y. C 47 

LARSEN, WILLIAM H. 
Logan, Utah A 20 P 38 




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LE MAY. LEROY E. 

St. Paul. Minn. B 17 B 24 

LINDE. ARLYN F. 

Fond du Lac. Wis. B 24 

McELROY. ALFRED E. 
Zlon, ML A 20 



MIHALAK, JOSEPH E. 

Southing+on, Conn. P 51 

PENIX, JACK L. 

Los Angeles, Calif. B 25 B 29 

RANKIN, JOSEPH C. 

Carthage. Tenn. P 47 B 17 

REESE. JOHN A. 

Phillipsburg, N. J. P 38 P 51 



RIES, JOSEPH F. 

Seattle, Wash. P 70 

SEALS, FRED C. 

Brownsville. Texas B 25 P 38 

SEE. OSCAR F.. JR. 

Lansdowne, Pa. A 20 




SCHROEDER. KENNETH R. 


STELLA, LEO 


Chicago, III. P 38 


Bristol, Conn. P 38 




STROUD, ROY C, JR. 


SHOOP, KENNETH W. 


Omaha, Neb. P 38 



Indianola, Iowa A 20 

SMYRE, HENRY A. 

Greensboro, N. C. B 24 



THAXTON, HENRY F. 
Lynchburg, Va. P 38 

TOHILL, LAWRENCE S. 

Salt Lake City. Utah C 47 



VALENTINE, JAMES M. 
St. Petersburg, Fla. B 25 

VATER, JOHN J., JR. 
Enid, Okla. C 47 

WALKER, ELMER N. 

Marion, III. B 24 B 25 




WEBSTER, ROBERT W. 

Ontario, Calif. B 25 B 26 


WRIGHT, LLOYD A. 

Tuscunnbia, Mo. A 20 P5I 


BARBRE, ROBERT W. 

Webster Grove, Mo. B 17 B 24 


WELT, ELI 

Defrolt. Mich. A 20 B 25 

WILSON, DOUGLAS L. 

Hollywood, Calif. C 54 C 69 


SQUADRON VI 


BARNES, WILLIAM G. 

Georgetown, Texas P 38 P5I 

BERG, WILLIAM R. 

Minneapolis, Minn. B 17 B 24 


WOODIE, WILLIAM J. 
Dayton, Ohio P 51 


ARNETT, WILLIAM F., JR. 
Kokomo, Ind. B 29 


BINGHAM, FRED H. 

Safford, Aril. A 20 B 25 




SHOP, ELMO J. 

Brownfield, Texas B 24 B 29 

JWOLDA, PETER W. 
Chicago, III. B 17 A 20 

JRGE, WYLIE D. 
Fort Lupton, Colo. P 38 



CHRISTLIEB, THOMAS V. 
Beatrice, Neb. B 24 B 17 

CRAIG, EDWARD M. 

Wilmington, N. C. B 25 B 17 

CRAWFORD, GEORGE N. 
St. Louis, Mo. 

CRUCE, EUGENE B, 

Oklahoma City, Okla. B 17 A 20 



CURTIS, RICHARD H. 
Thompson, Ohio P 38 

DWYER, HAROLD E. 

Hastings, Neb. P 38 P5I 

EGLER, JAMES F. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. P5I B 25 




FINDLAY, HOWARD D. 
Plymouth, Mass. P 38 

FRYBARGER, GERALD C. 

West Unity, Ohio P 70 B 17 

FUNDERBURK. CLETUS T., JR. 
Pageland, S. C. P 38 P5I 



GORSE, EDWARD A. 
Euclid, Ohio P 51 

GOUDE, THEODORE G. 
Berkeley, Calif. B 25 

HADLEY, FRANK C. 
Santa Monica, Calif. 



B 26 



A 20 P 70 



HIGGINS, CARLISLE W., JR. 
Galax, Va. P5I P 38 



HEAD, SIDNEY G., JR. 

Hollywood, Calif. P 38 P6I 

HOPPER, BILL H. 
Denver, Colo. P 38 A 20 

HUSTON, LEWIS R. 

Olympla, Wash. P 47 A 20 




ALTENBACHER, ROBERT F. 
Denver, Colo. P 38 

EACH, JAMES L 
Lawrenceville, III. C 54 B 29 

UEDKE, KENNETH C. 
Colony, Kans. B 17 



McCALDIN, ROY O. 
San Antonio, Texas 



P 51 



McLaughlin, archie j 

Long Island. N. Y. P 70 

PARSONS, ROBERT K. 
Floyd Knobs, Ind. C 54 

PHIFER, WALTER L.. JR. 
El Dorado, Ark. A 20 



.. JR. 
A 20 

C 69 

B26 



POLLAK, LEO C. 

Glenwood, III. C 54 B 29 

RENSHAW, BERNARD F. 
York, Pa. P5I P70 

RETSINAS, JAMES P. 
Rockford, 111. B 24 





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ROBERTSON, STANLEY F. 

San Carlos. Calif. B 17 B 24 

SCHMIDT, RICHARD 

Lincoln, Neb. P 47 P5I 

SHANAFELT, ARTHUR S.. JR. 
Bryson, Texas P 51 P 70 



SIMPSON, ROBERT W. 

Los Angeles, Calif. B 29 B 24 

SITTLER, LLOYD W. 
Martell, Neb. B 25 

SNOW, THOMAS E. 

Tuscaloosa, Ala. B 25 

SNYDER, ALLEN E. 
Longfon, Kan. B 25 



SYKES, ERNEST T. 

Canyon, Texas A 20 B 25 

TORELL, CLARK R. 
Troy, Idaho B 24 

THOMAS, C. D. 




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WAGNER, JAMES H. 
San Jose, Calif. P 51 

WARREN, LAWRENCE J. 
Sacramento, Calif. P 51 

WENDLANDT, WILLIAM H., JR. 
Austin, Texas P 70 



WIELAND, ELMER E. 
Durango, Colo. B 24 

WIMER, ALVIN L., 

Medford, Ore. P5I P 38 

ZENZ, ROBERT D. 

Minneapolis, Minn. P 38 A 20 

BENTLEY, PHILIP A. 

Los Angeles, Calif. B 25 



SLUMBERS, EDWARD M. 
Caltimore, Md. B 17 

DULAK, GLEN V. 

Milwaukee, Wis. B 25 

ELLISON, JAMES T. 
Ramer, Ala. B 17 




1st LT. GEORGE H. STEWART 1st LT. ROBERT C. POE 




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1st LT. JOHN V. ANDERSON 1st LT. ANTHONY E. FARMER 





2nd LT. CLARENCE D. MEDLEY 2nd LT. JOSEPH ERNST 



2nd LT. WILLIAM R. GOLD 



LINK TRAINER 







BOTTOM ROW, left to right: Sgt. Tea, Sgt. Morris, Sgt. Wallner, S, Soi. Gaede, Sqt. Glusklfi, S/Sgt. Smith, Sgt. Pinl<ston Sgt Pernett 
TOP ROW: Pfc, Hlnkston, Cpl. Chester. Pvt. McCann, Pfc. Reavis, Pfc. Woiber, Cpl. Sheehan, Pvt. Trotter. Pvt Bornstein Col Fox 
Cpi. Helfend. ' ^' 




SQUADRON ONE 




TOP ROW, left to right: L. F. Roethal, J. C. Rinehart, J. S. Gaddis. C. D. Fairbanks. J. C. Matson, J. C. Raymond, 
A. J. Pirot. BOTTOM ROW: D. N. Lake, squadron comnnander. J. M. Mamuzich, M. G. McGuire, L. A. Stater, R. L 
Quinn, flight commander. J, T. Kerby. J. C. Robinson, R. C. Schumann, flight commander (photo missing). 



SQUADRON TWO 




TOP ROW, left to right: G. E. Hutchins, M. E. Lambert, E. V. Sheely, E. L. Neal, W. C. VanHook, A. J. Daly, E. D. 
Reedey. BOTTOM ROW: G. A. Helm, squadron commander; R. M. Lundgren, K. D. Moore, M. W. Taylor, L. M. 
Venable. flight commander; E. W. Kinzel, R. F. Jones. P. Bala, flight commander (photo missing). 



SQUADRON FIVE 




TOP ROW, left to right: R. D. Chadv/ick, R. O. Brewer, E. M, Head, R. C. Mannagh. J. C. McPherson. FRONT ROW: 
Wm. B. Scheifele, squadron commander; A. V. Joel, W. E. Hagberg, J. C. Grady, W. C. Bouck. W J Bader, 
W. G. Lovell, B. F. Douglas, J. E, Wright, A. T. Flickenger. 



SQUADRON SIX 




TOP ROW, left to right: D. H. Stratton, A. P. Daniels. J. C. Hawn. B. P. Nance, E. N. Sturdlvant. BOTTOM ROW; 
L J. Cooper, squadron commander: J. F. Mathews, J. E. Hart, E. J. Whalen, T. P. Fredericks, T. E. Dimock F. DuBols 
N. Hawn. F. Albright. 



POET'S LA/^ 



HAIR 

In civilian days, 

Before this present daze 

I'm in, 

Hair was something 

Heads were rigged with. 

But now, 

Having it. 

Is only something 

To get gigged with. 



REVEILLE 



Groans 

Moans, 

Blind clutching 

Feet touching 

The frozen floor 

Cursing, 

Dispersing, 

Can't stand 

Much more. 




NT CORNER 



FREE TIME 

It's an 

Unheard of 

Comnnodl+y, 

A complete 

Oddity 

Rainy day, 

No phys. education 

Free tinne 

For indoctrination! 



LINK TIME 

Here's to 
The Link trainer, 
Devised to make 
Cadets insaner. 
One hour of 
Its convolutions 
You're eligible 
For institutions 



P. T. 

Shrill whistles 
Like thistles 
In my brain 
PFR's, wind sprints 
Seared lungs, shin splints. 
Gawd, let it rain! 



RETURN BUS FROM L A. 

Hollywood 

Was good, 

My target for 

Last night 

Was really quite 

All right! 

But to 

My sorrow 

I'll regret this 

At P. T. tomorrow. 



BRASS 

Before I joined the Air Corps 
I never thought of brass 
Except with lots of other things 
Like copper, steel and glass. 
But now 
I vow 
To kill- 
Better still- 
Disembowel 
That foul 
Half-demented 
Ass who invented 
Brass! 








ARMY OFFICE 




RYAN BUSINESS OFFICE 




TO: All Aviation Cadets, 

My prayer for you is that you might 
take "God as your Co-pilot." Whatever 
might be your creed you are not fitted to 
meet the emergencies of life without a 
faith in God. 

The nation that forgets God is doomed 
to die. The people who leave God out of 
their lives are doomed to failure. The "Four 
Freedoms" which we are trying to save 
were won by those who trusted in God 
supremely. Let us be men who are not 
ashamed to trust in God and men who 
are "not ashamed to pray." 

May your faith in God keep you strong 
and clean as you advance in your training. 

Sincerely, 

Chaplain Ensor 



CAPT. WENDELL ENSOR 
Chaplain 





During the Holy Season of Lent let us 
make some personal sacrifice for our own 
sins. Let us increase our Faith by frequent 
acts of Faith, hlope and Charity so that 
while we are learning to become pilots in 
the United States Army we may also be- 
come better pilots in the Army of Jesus 
Christ. 

— Father Joseph Mackey 




FATHER JOSEPH MACKEY 




... "«'• iiy ! 9?IBIi{i 




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CONTACT STAFF 

EDITOR PHILIP A. BENTLEY 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS .... FRANK C. HADLEY, STEWART G. BARKER 

PHOTOGRAPHER RUSSELL H. ARMSTRONG 

CARTOONISTS JOE B. ALLEN, GEORGE H. WRIGHT, 

ROBERT L. BERRY, ARTHUR J. WIEDER 



Remember This Well 



Well, Mister, you've hurdled primary — 
you've reached the end of your short but 
eventful stay at Ryan Field. Training has 
had its rough points, yes, but never forget 
that that roughness has had its purpose — 
to prepare yourselves for the long, hard 
task before you. Now, thanks to the diligent 
work of your instructors, you are on the 
way to doing that job, whatever it may be. 

Remember the day you rode into the 
gates and saw Rvan Field for the first time 
— and the thoughts that went through your 
minds? Some of you, thank God there were 
only a few, had big ideas of being what is 
commonly known as an H.P. Some few of 
us had never seen an airplane on the ground 
before and it was a revelation. . . . Then 
came Mr. Landry's class in "Airplanes" and 
we were all on an equal basis once again. 
When he gave us that first test we all real- 
ized how little we did know. Remember . . . 
"The ailerons are used to turn the plane, 
not the rudder. . . . The elevators are used 
to control the speed. . . . The throttle is 
used to change the altitude." Remember 
the grades on that test and how true those 
statements were .... as we found out 
later — much to our consternation. 

Then there was always that hourly variety 
show that combined tried — and maybe true 
— advice on life, love, and the idiosyncrasies 
of women, with saae bits of wisdom on 
the machinations of the aircraft engine 
.... Keesee's (Don't call me sucker) class, 
of course. \~\e knew his subject inside and 
out. and quite a bit about engines, too. 

That first day in the link trainer was an- 
other little surprise. WOW!! what a head- 
ache that was when they put the hood 
rl^wn. The instructor yellinq In your ear — 
"Keep the I'ttle plane on the horizon!!! — 
You cl'mb at 500 feet a minute, Mister!!! 
... 1 said 360 degrees, not 370!!!" . . . They 
had their ioh to do, even if your reactions 
didn't v/ant to cooperate. 



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Those open posts, praise Allah, kept us 
from getting stale. We had a big choice — 
ride the old "covered wagon" into L.A., 
85 miles away, or stay here and do hHemet 
. . . both blocks of it. But either sufficed 
and we came back ready for another week 
of struggle. 

A lot has been written and said about 
that first solo, so we'll omit that. We were 
speechless anyway. . . . But remember the 
mornings when the ice was so thick on the 
wings you couldn't scrape It off and you 
went up on the Dawn Patrol? . . . hHow 
eager you were to get down to the heater 
in the ready room . . . and then, just as 
you took off your gloves and reached for a 
cigaret, that Inevitable voice thru the loud- 
speaker, "Mr. Jones, report to the tube 
immediately!" Back on with the gloves and 
up Into the "Wild Cold Blue Yonder" to 
freeze for another 60 minutes. But you 
went up and practiced — shallow dive to 
105, back on the stick. . . . Easy does It. 
Now, level out those wings. . . . NOT too 
soon — let that nose down easy!! You re- 
peated this over and over again. It was 
your voice coming out, but they were your 
Instructor's words. Gotta sharpen up . . . 
ihat check's getting about due. 

When you finally did get a few minutes 
reprieve, you spent It out on the line, help- 
ing some other cold being go out for his 
frigid "do or die" ride — a crank and a 
look and then back to the warmth and 
hangar flying of the ready room. Yes, those 
were hectic, hurried days, but ones well 
spent, because we learned there the prac- 
tical side of flying. 

The things we learned there will be the 
deciding factor when we and the Yama- 
quchls are battling up there. So remember 
them well. . . . 



cJni^oduang • • . 




AK- 



qu to 



This is Peety, The PT. with Personality. 

Peety had his birth in the unstable mind of a cadet who was troubled with halucinations 
and nightmares, in which this animated Ryan P.T. 22 was forever poking his head around 
a cloud and making fun of the cadet's attempts at chandelles and lazy-eights. 

The cadet described his affliction to Leonard McGarry, who ably translated the hex into 
Pen and Ink and made him suffer the tortuous life of a cadet. 

So here you have him . . . Ryan's own personal Gremlin . . . Peety, the P.T. with 
personality. 



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T'S VERY difficult to make a "dedication" without becoming either gushy or silly, and you are absolutely the last 
person by whom we would wish to be called "sentimental." 



However, hard as it may be to "dedicate" this book to you, it is completely impossible to conjure up anyone else for 
whom we have as much admiration and respect. Not only do we admire your flying ability, but even more so 
your manliness, your patience, your knowledge of how to teach and handle eager anxious would-be pilots like us. 

It has been said before that a pilot never forgets his Primary instructor and we're sure we will be able to underline this 
statement. We can never forget your immortal words, "Okay, it's all yours. Take it around once." Or how you 
held your head in your hands and softly moaned as we shot our stages. Or your calm voice through the gosport 
as we were spinning madly out of a rudder exercise stall "Ah . . . your left wing's a little low." 



And in future months as we buzz the Imperial Palace or the Sportzplast, we'll hear it just the same, 
wing up." 



"Okay, get that 




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AND IT came to pass that in the land of the Sagauro 
and the Prickly Pear, many accomplishments were 
recorded and much advice and admonition rendered unto 
the ears of the Kaydetians by the sages of the upper air 
who worshipped the gods Aeres and Groundloop. 

2. And among these sages was one of Ryan, known 
unto us as Saint Eegar, who scribed the following epistle 
unto the Kaydetians: 

3. Glad tidings unto thee, oh Kaydetians, and heed 
thou the words I speak /or they will aid thee much. Selah. 

4. It has been said among thee that the wings o/ the 
PT 22 were fashioned in the realm of Satan, who with 
evil for thee built therein many diabolical tricks to 
thwart thee in the pursuit of thy wings. 

5. These things will I show thee and likewise will I 
demonstrate how the truths imparted by the sages of the 
upper air will enable those who heed to defeat the devil 
at hh own game. Ho, dice! 

6. Know thou the PT 11 and trust it, 

7. For it will not fail thee in thy time of need. 

8. Heed not the words of those who would brag of 
the Stearman for it is not worthy of the allotment of 
sufficient powder to blow it up. 

9. These characteristics it is well to heed for unless thou 
useth caution, surely destruction followeth closely in thy 
propwash. 

10. Beware thou the fast landing speed and exercise 
thou the greatest caution in the use of thy rudders. Keep 
thou also the stick well back unto the end of thy landing 
roll. 

11. Beware thou the ground loop ^or it will demolish 
thy wingtip and scare the hell out o\ thee. 



12. See thou that thou dost not level off too high for 
thy wings are wont to perform wierd maneuvers in thy 
stalled descent. 

13- Heed thou the flaps and forget them not. 

14. Know thou the traffic pattern and follow it 
closely, for shouldst thou not observe it then surely thy 
instructor cheweth immensely. 

15. Watch thou well for other aircraft and keep thou 
thy head as on a swivel. 

16. Above all else, know thou the improper position 
for thy head and keep it out. _ 

17. Keep it also unlocked. 

18. Listen thou unto the words of other pilots, but 
weigh them well, for some are worthy of thy ear, and 
some are not. 

19. Beware thou the hot pilot, for his words cometh 
from a mouth of exaggeration and lies. 

20. He is bold upon the ground and talketh loudly of 
his exploits, but in the realms of the clouds his soul is 
timid. 

2 1 . Beware thou the dogfighter for he leadeth thee into 
temptation. 

22. Stay thou away from the buzzer, for he has 
decked his undercarriage with clotheslines and cactus 
needles, and he is doomed to end his days upon the 
earth with violence and suddeness. 

23. Know thou the check pilot and perform thou the 
best for him jor he judgeth thee. 

24. Listen thou to all the words of thy instructor and 
heed them well, and surely chandelles and lazy eights 
will follow thee all the days of thy life, and thou will 
dwell in the cockpit forever. 

25. Selah. 



Administration 



T}RIDE IN achievement is normal to all mankind. When that achievement involves completion of 
a course of primary training, admittedly most exacting, pride may justifiably become very great. 
If this pride be tempered by a realization of the tremendous task still remaining and a determination 
to be equally successful henceforth then all is well. However, if overweaning pride blinds the con- 
sciousness to future obligations and possible pitfalls, then it becomes dangerous as a serpent and must 
be cast out. 

Resolve now that your pride takes that form which serves as a spur, driving always to ever greater 
accomplishments until that final day of reckoning when you will be tried and not found wanting. 

Heartiest personal congratulations and best wishes for enduring success. 

John S. Fouche, Jr. 



John S. Fouche, Jr. 

Major, Air Corps 

Commanding 




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John D. Keller, 1st Lt,. A.C. 

Personnel Officer 





Chester F. Perkins, 1st Lt., A.C. 

Supply Officer 



Edwin W. Seager, 2nd Lt., A.C. 

Air Insp. (Tech.) 



Charles A. Doze. 2nd Lt,. F.D. 

Finance Offcer 



George F. Elliott, 2nd Lt., AC. 

Maintenance Engineering Officer 





Commandant of Cadets 





fENTLEMAN, you have found that learning how to fly is not easy — you 
ROMAN J. WojciEHOWSKi " have learned that ability and desire is not all that is required to fly-you 

Ut Lt AC ^''^ aware that discipline, leadership, and work must be added to those ractors 

Commandant of Cadets '^ yo" ^'^ ~ ^"^^^e^- 

The fact that you have successfully completed this phase of your training 
does not mean you can let down and rest on your past accomplishments. 

The fulfillment of your ambitions is not far away — but to win those wings will take steadfast determination and plain 
"guts." Let's not let down fellows and as you go on through your advanced phases of training, know that the best wishes of 
myself and the officers of the Cadet Detachment are with you. 



Good luck and Happy Landings. 



Roman J. Wojciehowski 

1st Lt., Air Corps, 




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Get hcadu io 
Fall ou-t, 

F^ll out, 
Fall In^ 

(JJAe^e "fit 
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William E. Leloudis 
1st Li., A.C. 



NoRVAL W. Jasper 
1st Lt., A.C. 



Cadet Detachment Officers 



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Billy B. Howser 
2nd Lt., A.C. 





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William G. Howsmon. Jr. 
2nd Lt., A.C. 



Sgt. S. Popovich, Jr. 
Assistant Athletic Director 



Physical Training 




UHHIi/ 










Lee Williamson, Capt., M.C. 
Flight Surgeon 



Charles D. Marple, 1st Lt., M.C. 

Assistant Flight Surgeon 



Medical Department 




OHHH/ 




INURING THE last war and until a few years 
^^ ago it was said that a pilot is only as good 
as his airplane. This is no longer true. In the 
race for higher speed and greater altitude, the 
performance of airplanes has moved relentlessly 
ahead until now it is the airplane that is vastly 
superior to the pilot. 

It is important that the airman realize his 
shortcomings and weaknesses and learn how to 
compensate for or prevent them. As your train- 
ing continues, the .various and physiological 
problems that arise during flying will be ex- 
plained and you will be given the latest know- 
ledge of proved solutions to these problems. 

The ancient Greeks, who strived for the 
ideal in physical and mental perfection, had a 
great motto: "Know thyself." The flyer, by 
following those two simple words, will never 
fail either himself or his country. 

Lee Willamson 

Capt., M.C. 




Chaplains 



Congratulations to all of you for your 
successful graduation, and the best of luck to 
you in what is ahead. As I watch your planes 
flying overhead, and land smoothly, I realize 
that there is One who guides you and pro- 
tects you and helps you, making everything 
you do possible. The best wish I could have 
for you is that you remember God and keep 
close to Him at all times. 

Bruce Roberts 

Chaplain, 1st Lt. 



M. F. GiRSE 
Chaplain, 1st Lt, 



Bruce Roberts 
Chaplain, 1st Lt. 



Enlisted Men 




Cadet Officers 



WING STAFF 

A C Loren W. Steele 
Whig Commander 

A/C James P. Norris, Jr. 
Wing Adjutant 

A/C Charles E. Sells 
Wing Sergeant Major 

A/C Wesley F. Butler, Jr. 
Wing Supply Sergeant 

A/C Harlen L. Cox, Jr. 
Wing Supply Corporal 

A/C Thomas R. Moorman 
Wing Supply Corporal 



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GROUP I STAFF 

A/C Don C. Heffelbower 
Group Commander 

A/C WiUiam F. Walkemeyer 
Group Adjutant 

A/C Herbert L. Garrett, Jr. 

Group Sergeant Major 



GROUP II STAFF 

A/C Clifton O. Ireland 
Group Commander 

A/C Harley H. Moore 

Group Adjutant 

A/C Ralph J. Cerrone 
Group Sergeant Major 








Cadet 








SQUADRON ONE: Delaney, Guide Sgt., Fit. B; Danielson, Fit. Lt., Fit. B; Arnot, Fit. Lt., Fit. A; Dalton, Fit. Sgt. 
Fit. B; Bender, Sqdn. Commander; Boehm, 1st Sgt.; Athey, Fit. Sgt., Fit. A; Boyd, Guide Sfft., Fit. A. 



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SQUADRON TWO: Hamilton, Guide Sgt., Fit. D; Hoisington, Fit. Sgt., Fit. D; Johannesen, Fit. Lt.; Fit. D; Gayer, 
1st Sgt.; Erb, Sqdn. Commander; Dobbels, Fit. Lt., Fit. C; Brown, Glide Sgt., Fit. C; Dion, Fit. Sgt., Fit. C. 



Officers 




SQUADRON THREE: Jones, Glide Sgt., Fit. E; Kremenek, Fit. Sgt., Fit. E; Lindeman, 1st Sgt.; Paschen, Sqdn. 
Commander; Murphree, Fit. Lt., Fit. F; Marchesano, Fit. Sgt., Fit. F; Parker, Guide Sgt., Fit. F; Leno, Fit, Lt., 
Fit. E (not in picture). 



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SQUADRON FOUR: Witt, Guide Sgt., Fit. H; Shanks, Fit. Sgt., Fit. H; Russell, Fit. Sgt., Fit. G; Rowe, G. J., Fit. 
Lt., Fit. G; Roper, Sqdn. Commander; Watt, 1st Sgt.; Shulthise, Fit. Lt., Fit. H; Penrod, Guide Sgt., Fit. G. 



Ground 
School 





Mr. Matson 




Mr. Livesey 




Mr. Robinson 




Mr. Horton 




Mr. Willett 




Mr. Pye 




Mr. Card 




Mr. Therrien 




Mr. Dach 




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Mr. Furr 




Edwin R. Bane 

Capt., A.C. 

Director of Training 




Philip M. Philibosian 
1st Lt., A.C. 

Joe W. Kennedy 
2nd Lt., A.C. 




Flight 



Training 




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Carl H. Meyerholtz 
1st Lt., A.C. 



f€*r • 




Lee a. Garner 

Capt., A.C. 

Air Inspector 




Richard L. Olcott 

1st Lt., A.C. 

William J. Nolan 
2nd Lt., A.C. 




Civilian Directors of Training 



TO CLASS 44-H: 

NOTHING is more inevitable than the un- 
ceasing passing of time. What and how we 
use time is the factor that determines future 
advancement and achievements. 

The days of the last two months are now 
rapidly fading into the past — they are yesterdays, 
but the value received from them is now the 
motivation for your future progress. 

You have done your job in Primary well; 
you now know what it takes, so do that and more 
in your future training, and the progress rate 
you establish will be ample reward for the job 
well done. 

Always proudly and capably execute the 
duties and assignments which will later be en- 
trusted to each of you; we know you will. For 
the Flight Staff as a whole, and for myself, the 
best of luck and success, continuously. 

R. J. Kerlinger 
Wing Commander 




R. J. Kerlinger 

Civilian Director of Training 








Cc-c.ilct 



Peter A. Larson 
Group I Commander 




I 



GOVERNOR'S DAY 




17 "It '•Jim 




Yes, this is Ryan. Pass in 
Review. "And after the war 
. . ." Mr. Chew — Dirty Brass. 
A buck ninety, you know. 
Honest, it really flys. And 
that embarrassing little thing 
follows wherever you go in 
the link. What sort of diabol- 
ical contraption is this? 
Briefing for the mission. All 
set? Mission accomplished. 



ANY OLD DAY 




1) "Lilly," the Paschen-flower. 2) Good for 
two. 3) "Gig this man for wearing improper 
underwear." 4) Bull session. 5) Winding up 
the boxkite. 6) Once a class. 7) Ryan Welcom- 
ing Committee. 8) "Through these portals . . ." 

9) All dressed up. Check and Double check. 

10) Never in a million years. 11) Capt. Jordan, 
brand-new Flight Surgeon. 12) Same flag, 
same ceremony, same old stuff — but something 
new has been added. 13 We too have often 
wondered. 14) Erb and mob. 15) "Where's that 
Lindsey? He's never on time." 




J. C. Tate 
Squadron Commander 





F. H. Rogers 
"B" Flight Commander 



R. P. Miller 
"A" Flight Commander 








Jane Clements 
Dispatcher 




GORDIANO, F. (Instructor) 
BOEHM, WILLIAM W., Highland Park, 111. 
BLACKWELL, ROBERT T., Brookhaven, Ga. 
BENDER, ROBERT G., Kenedy, Texas 
COLLINS, BURL T., Sioux Falls, S. Dak. 



HOUDEK, G. A. (Instructor) 
BASKERVILLE, HENRY M., Excelsior, Minn. 
ARMSTRONG, HENRY A., Jr., San Gabriel, Cal 
ASHCRAFT, HERMAN H., Malvern, Ark. 
AVERY, EUGENE V., Tulare, S. Dak. 
GOULD, CHARLES L., 1st Lt., New York, N.Y. 





HURLBUT, L. (Instructor) 

CARMICHAEL, HOBART D., Indianapolis, Ind. 
CERRONE, RALPH J., Albany, N.Y. 
COLEMAN, GRANVILLE O., Prescott, Ark. 
COUCH. ANDREW G., JR., East Point, Ga. 
CUSTER, GERALD B., Shenandoah, Iowa 




READE, A. (Instructor) 

LATHAM, BILL M., 1st Lt., AmarUlo, Tex. 
BLUST, ROBERT J., Council Bluffs, Iowa 
ATHEY, MILTON W., Cumberland, Md. 
BURTON, FREDERICK C, Millington, N.J. 
BYRNE, JOHN J., St. Louis, Mo. 



ROBINSON, R. (Instructor) 
DANIELSON, ERNEST O., Twin Valley, Minn. 
CROSBY, JERRY E., Frankfort, Mich. 
CARMODY, FRANCIS, Traverse City, Mich. 
COMSTOCK, ROBERT H., JR., Helena, Arli. 
COX, HARLEN L., JR., Little Rock, Ark. 





WINNER, R. G. (Instructor) 
BLAKEMAN, MILTON R., Sierra Madre, Cal. 
BLUNTZER, WILLIAM N., Corpus Christi, Tex. 
BUTLER, WESLEY F., JR., Tulsa, Okla. 
DONAHUE, ROBERT L., 1st Lt., Warren. Ohio 
ARNOT, KENNETH H., Jennings Lodge, Ore. 



BAKER, R. R. (Instructor) 
CHAPMAN, THOMAS C, Henderson, Nev. 
COMSTOCK, IRA A., Fayetteville, Ark. 
COLLINS, HAROLD E., Port Arthur, Tex. 
CLEMMONS, THEODORE P., Port Arthur, Tex. 
COMSTOCK, FREDERICK O., JR., Red Bank, N.J. 



HARVEY, E. A. (Instructor) 
DALTON, DAN E., Old Fort, N.C. 
CONRAD, JAMES C, Jr., Easton, Md. 
DAVIS, CHARLEY W., JR., Woodland, Calif. 
DAVIS, JACK H., Sapinero, Colo. 
CHEW, CLAUDE C, JR., Baltimore, Md. 





CUMMINGS, R. R. (Instructor) 
BETTS, JOHN O., Jr., Oakland, Calif. 
BEVER, WALTER H., Raymond, Kans. 
BOYLE, KENNETH R., Detroit, Mich. 
BROZEK, STANLEY T., Clark MUls, N.Y. 
HAWXHURST, DANIEL S., 1st Lt., Oakton, Va. 




MUSSER, J. H. (Instructor) 

CARRrLLO, DONALD E., San Francisco, Calif. 

CATALDO, ROY S., Detroit, Mich. 

CONNELL, LEONARD T., Cleveland, Ohio 

DELANEY, ERNEST M., Joliet, 111. 

DE LAUTHRE, ARTHUR R., Los Angeles, Calif. 





EISERT, F. E. (Instructor) 

BOYLE, GEORGE W., Pasadena, Calif. 

ALBERSON, DAVID M., Las Cruces, N. Mex. 



PREWIT, W. C. (Instructor) 
ASTENGO, JOHN F., Los Angeles, Calif. 
BOWMAN, OTIS R., Knoxville, UI. 
APPEL, WILLIAM J., 1st Lt., Lancaster, Pa. 
BURLING, JOHN E., Waverly, Ohio 
CALLAHAN, JEREMIAH F., Brooklyn, Mo. 





ROGERS, F. H. (Instructor) 
KENDRICK, JOHN F., 1st Lt., Elba, Ala. 
BOYD, WALTER A., Austin, Tex. 
BOAM, BENJAMIN E., Topeka, Kans. 



SATHER, J. I. (Instructor) 
BISTON, JAMES H., Allen Park, Mich. 
CARPER, RICHARD J., Elgin, Ore. 
BRABHAM, ALLEN F., Portland, Ore. 
COYTE, RICHARD B., LouisvUle, Ky. 
CROSS, CLIFFORD W., Benicia, Calif. 




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this is Frili 
to start th( gi 
or other. / (is 
At 0911, L .( 
Murray H( a 
asize that ) 
Important li 
relax as "1 If 
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IN A DAY or JUST ALL IN 




und our hero, who swears he just went to bed, on the verge of arising. This is finally accomplished at 0513, as he debates whether 
or February. At 0513V-> our hero washes he had five more hands or five more minutes. 0514V2 finds him bright and cheery, ready 
ly out with a brisk round of reveille (look at the ears on that one). At 0700, our hero is exposing himself to some important theory 
1910, we find him executing a right oblique while the rest of the flight is out of step and is incorrectly doing a right flank movement. 
eLoudis has o ur hero's chest in, stomach out, head up and locked, etc., etc. At 1015 it's a new jitterbug routine, taught by Arthur 
men and Company. Our hero gets his mail for the month and his weekly shots for dropsy and polydigitilitis. At noon mess (emph- 
) our hero debates whether to have hot dogs or frankfurters or weiners. 

ht line duty (you can bet he gets his solo slips) with Christie White and a trivial little pleasure ride with Lt. Nolan. Retreat and 
le Girl" serves "Little Boy." Barracks recreation with the "Ho, seven!" club and then "Beddy-bye." 
"Flash" Howsmon; Snappie — "Ears" Lindeman, the poor girls Gable. 




H. LaMay 
"D" Flight Commander 



L. S. Coleman 
"C" Flight Commander 





The Srtik%fAisH 




Christie White 

Dispatcher 





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BROWN, F. E. (Instructor) 
FAULKNER, GEORGE M., Hooversville, Pa. 
HAGEN, JOHN H., Chicago, 111. 
DORNFELD, HERBERT C, St. Paul, Minn. 
ERWIN. RANDOLPH C, Beverly Hills, Calif. 
FRANCE, JOHN W., Bay Village, Ohio 



DOWST, L. B. (Instructor) 

LAWRENCE, WALTER L., 1st Lt., Poneroy, Pa, 
HEMMER, RICHARD L., Island Park, N.Y. 
McCOUN, BRUCE T., 1st Lt., New York, N.Y. 
TEMPEST, RONE B., JR., 1st Lt., Denver, Colo, 
WILSON, RICHARD S., Chicopee Falls, Mass. 





DRESSELL, H. A. (Instructor) 
GARRETT, HERBERT L., JR., Hobbs, N. Mex. 
DEMYANOVICH. EDWARD. Hanunond, Ind. 
FLOOK, JAMES D., Drexel Hill, Pa. 
ECKLEY, EDWIN D., JR., Mead, Wash. 
EVANS, THOMAS E., JR., Chicago, HI. 




JENNINGS, G. E. (Instructor) 
GILLILAND, JOSEPH D., Whittier, Calif. 
FOLTZ, JOHN E., Elkton, Md. 
FISHER, RALPH E., Lebanon, Ind. 
GREAVES, RAYMOND R., Carver, Minn. 
DION, LAWRENCE R., North Adams, Mass. 



COLEMAN, L. S. (Instructor) 
ERB, LLOYD D., Pontiac, Mich. 
DOBBELS, GUSTAVE J., Shawnee, Kans. 
ELFSTROM, HERBERT W., Minneapolis, Minn. 
FRECHETTE, NEIL J., Benicia, Calif. 
DIXON, PAUL F., Galena, Kans. 




McNUTT, E. E. (Instructor) 
FRALEY, MAURICE F., Berkeley, Calif. 
EVANS, CHARLES E., JR., Shreveport, La. 
FARRELL, ROBERT M., Caledonia, N.Y. 
DOWNING, FREDERICK S., San Diego, Calif. 
EDERER, ROBERT F., Evanston, 111. 



WITHAM, H. A. (Instructor) 
DIXON, ROBERT W., Alameda, Calif. 
FLEIVnNG, RAYMOND W., Long Beach, Calif. 
HAYES, WALTER, JR., Corsicana, Tex. 
FELDMAN, DAVID W., Falls Church, Va. 
FLORENTINO, ANEILO N., Ocean City, N.J. 





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TRETHEWEY, R. W. (Instructor) 

HOLMAN, CHARLES R., Kirksville, Mo. 

HEINZ, JACK R., Sanger, Calif. 

JACKSON, HENRY H., JR., Attleboro, Mass. 

GRAY, WILLIS L., Fort Huachuca, Ariz. 

FELTMAN, CHARLES H., JR., Los Angeles, Calif. 



KESSLER, R. P. (Instructor) 
HOOKAILO, DANIEL B., West Newton, Mass. 
JOHANNESEN, ROBERT F., Scranton, Pa. 
GAYER, HARRY L., JR., Weston, Mass. 
GRAHAM, ROBERT J., Lakewood, Ohio 
HANNAHS, GERALD E., Sununerfield, Ohio 




STITTER. L. E. (Instructor) 
BERSTOX. NEIL J., JR., 2nd Lt., Flint, Mich. 
BUTLER, RICHARD D., 2nd Lt., West Milton, Ohio 
ARCH, CLIFFORD J., 2nd Lt., Battle Creek, Mich. 
HEFFELBOWER, DON C, Wichita, Kans. 
IRVINE, STANLEY W., JR., Fort Worth, Tex. 





THORNTON, G. T. (Instructor) 

HAMILTON, DOUGLAS L., Beverly Farms, Mass. 

GLENZ, ROBERT A., Portland, Ore. 

GRAUNKE, WILLIAM B., St. Paul, Neb. 

HEMEYER, ARLEY C, Slater, Mo. 

GUM, JACKIE L., Montebello, Calif. 



TOMPKINS, J. E. (Instructor) 

GREEN, BILLY, Statham, Ga. 

GINSKY, WILLARD R., Minneapolis, Minn. 

HOWELLS, ORVILLE J., Burlingi^on, Iowa 

GUTSHALL, JAMES C, Elmwood, HI. 

GAUSS, JOHN A., Denver, Colo. 







JAY, m:.M. (Instructor) 

ISOLDA, EDGAR J., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 
JACOBS, ABRAHAM, Brooklyn, N.Y. 
HALL, WILLIAM H.. Newark, Ohio 
HOISINGTON, CHARLES R., Fresno, Calif. 
GRAYSON, LAVERN, Monroe, La. 




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1) Chew Chew Chew Baby. 2) Ryan Kaydet Glider Corps. )3 At your 
service, sir. 4) Many a cadet's dream. 5) May I have this waltz? 6) 
Willie and P.F.S. Lloyd (P.F.S. — Praying for Solo). 7) How many? 8) 
"And then I peeled off right over him ..." 9) "Contact left brake, mags 
held!" 10) Walking wing tips. 11) Nourishment. 12) Check your belt sir? 
13) Well known water wagon. 




1) "Never! Never!" 2) Praise Allah. 3) "How 
many say yes?" 4) The gentle patter of little 
feet. 5) Mexico Joe and friends. 6) $1.90. 7) 
The Gauntlet. 8) Board Meeting. 9) Missing 
Link? 10) Toughie Loelkes and Dead End Kids. 
Kids. 



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J. C. Gibson 
Squadron Commander 




E. H. D'Atri 

"F" Flight Commander 



J. P. HUDGIN 

"E" Flight Commander 





Dispatcher 

WiLLODEENE WALDON 




CHRISTENSEN, A. C. (Instructor) 
MALLORY, CHESTER A., Rivera, Calif. 
MARCHESANO, JOSEPH T., Los Angeles, Calif. 
MATTESON, RANDOLPH M., Cincinatti ,Ohio 
MESSNER, ADRIAN J., Belmont, Calif. 
PEARCY, WILLIAM I., Evansville, Ind. 




BLACK, R. D. (Instructor) 
PANSCH, HARVEY P., Correll, Minn. 
PAPOFF, EDWARD W., Sacramento, Calif. 
PARKER, DUDLEY, T., JR., Corpus Christi, Tex. 
PARKYN, ROBERT W., Palisades Park, N.J. 
PASCHEN, CLARENCE W., JR., Canton, Ohio 




McKINLEY, V. (Instructor) 
IVnCHAELS, BERNARD R., Denver, Colo. 
MILLER, RAYMOND S., Jefferson City, Mo. 
MITTAN, ROBERT J., South Gate, Calif. 
MOLA, PASQUALE J., Ravensdale, Mashington 
MON, PAUL G., Baltimore, Md. 




JONES, I. A. (Instructor) 

KOSTUBA, ROBERT J., 2nd Lt., Berwyn, 111. 

LLOYD, WILLIAM E., New York, New York 

LOELKES, GEORGE L., Maplewood, Mo. 

LOGAN, CLAUD M., Jeff, Ky. 

LONG, JOHN C, Keokuk, Iowa 




HOYT, H. S. (Instructor) 

BROUGHTON, ARTHUR W., 2nd Lt., Barberton, O. 

KREBS, ADOLPH W., Portland, Ore. 

KREMENEK, JAMES W., Shreveport, La. 

KUKOWSKI, HOWARD, Reading, a. 

LACY, JOHN K., Camden, N.J. 






















HILLEMAN, L. E. (Instructor) 

NORRIS, JAMES P., JR., West Monroe, La. 

OBIDOWSKI, PAUL, San Gabriel, Calif. 

O'LEARY, CORNELIUS J., Somberville, Mass. 

OVERTON, RAY R., JR., Haskell, Tex. 

OAKES, HARLESS, Atlanta, Tex. 
(not in picture) 



BROWN, M. D. (Instructor) 
LOTT, ROBERT F., Compton, Calif. 
MURPHY, BOYD A., Redmond, Utah 
NELSON, FREDERICK E., Grant, Neb. 
NEUBERT, HOWARD M., Knoxville, Tenn. 
NEWTON, THOMAS R., Kansas City, Mo. 



ANDERSON, I. L. (Instructor) 
MILLER, ROSS F., San Diego, Calif. 
MOORE, HARLEY H., Fairbanks, Alaska 
MORGANTI, ATTILIO J., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
MOWER, RICHARD C, Alhambra, Calif. 
MURPHREE, ODDIST D., Little Rock, Ark. 





HUDGIN, J. P. (Instructor) 

NOVACK, ALVIN J., Ravensdale, Wash. 

PEISCH, ftlARK L., Norwich, Vt. 




BROWER. C. L. (Instructor) 

HORN, DONALD L., 2nd Lt., Princeton, Mo. 

LESLIE, ROBERT J., Weslaco, Tex. 

LINDEJMAN, JACK R., Austin, Tex. 

LINDSEY, CHARLES E., Dallas, Tex. 

LIBERTO. DOMINIC J., New Orleans, La. 
(Not in picture) 





GREENE, E. A. (Instructor) 

GREGORY, STANLEY A., 3nd Lt., Syracuse, N.Y. 

LALLY, JOSEPH F., New York, N.Y. 

LAYMAN, LOREN J., Boulder, Colo. 

LEHMAN, RONALD E., Berne, Ind. 

LENO, CARL, JR., Los Angeles, Calif. 



ROUGH, C. E. (Instructor) 

BISHOP, FLOYD E., 2nd Lt., Sacramento, Calif. 
JONES, ROBERT B., Sherman Oaks, Calif. 
KILCOYNE, PATRICK E., New Orleans, La. 
KOVICH, GEORGE, St. Clair, Pa. 
KLODOWSKI, THADDEUS J., Chicago, 111. 





WEST, J. M. (Instructor) 

LAMPTON, EDWARD E., 2nd Lt., North Bend, Ore. 

LoVERSO, THOMAS, Long: Island, N.Y. 

LONG, KENNETH R., Portsmouth, Ohio 

McCABE, JOHN M., Bismark, N. Dak. 

McELVEEN, DAN O., Dallas, Tex. 



ROGERS, W. M. (Instructor) 

LARRECOU, EMILE A., JR., 2nd Lt., San Francisco, 
Calif. 

McINTOSH, CHARLES W., Portland, Ore. 

McFARLANE, EDMUND B., Palestine, Tex. 

McGARRY, LEONARD W., Flint, Mich. 

McHENRY, GORDON D., Conway, Ark. 





Witt alivays said he could fly the crates they 



came m. 




J. B. Knox 
Squadron Commander 





H. TULLY 

"H" Flight Commander 



R. F. Taylor 

"G" Flight Commander 





CjALKIMCJlM(|riP5 



Dispatcher 
Paul Schaub 




BORDEN, R. W. (Instructor) 
ROSE, CLIFFORD N., St. Louis, Mo. 
PEREZ, JUAN M., Benevides, Tex. 
SHANKS, JOHNNY W., Brentwood, Md. 
PRYOR, FRANK L., Pueblo, Colo. 
SHANNON, HENRY B., Hickman, Ky. 



TAYLOR, R. (Instructor) 

ROPER, LEROY B., Petersburg, Va. 





DOLLAHITE, J. (Instructor) 
PERRIN, ROBERT E., Portland, Ore. 
PRITCHETT, JAMES W., JR., Shreveport, La. 
SCHILLINGS, LEON T., Bonham, Tex. 
PUGLIESE, LOUIS T., Indiana, Pa. 
ROARK, JAMES L., Erie, Pa. 




HARRIS, G. N. (Instructor) 
OLSON, VERNON E., 2nd Lt., Kent, Wash. 
PREVOST, ORVAL A., 2nd Lt., Antioch, Calif. 
SAVAGE, DAN, 2nd Lt., Tulsa, Okla. 
RETHARD, THOMAS D., 2nd Lt., Centralia, 111. 
ROWE, GERALD J., Sebastopol, Calif. 






DOWLING, P. (Instructor) 
POWERS, HUGH L., Tulsa, Okla. 
ROBINS, AUGUSTINE W., Hampton, Va. 
RUSSELL, FLOYD H., Gravette, Ark. 
ROWLAND, CLEO C, Boise, Idaho 
PHILLIPS, JOHN P., Chicago, 111. 





RATH JEN, J. B. (Instructor) 

RAY, EDWARD J., Herman, Neb. 

POWE, ROBERT L., Hartford, Kans. 

RYAN, CHARLES A., Minneapolis, Minn. 

PINDER, WILLIAM B., N. Hollywood, Calif. 

PRISCHAK, ROBERT M., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
(not in picture) 



VERNON, D. L. (Instructor) 
PENROD, LOUIS J., Ehrenfield, Pa. 
SCHIKORA, VINCENT E., Detroit, Mich. 
PICARELLI, THOMAS A., St. Albans, L.I., N.Y. 
REDDICK, GEORGE F., JR., Perry, Fla. 
WATT, CHARLES E., Hollywood, Calif. 





HOCKER, J. W. (Instructor) 
RAPTOSH, JOHN, Detroit, Mich. 
ROWE, JOHN J., New York Mills, N.Y. 
REED, L. C, JR., Breckenridge, Tex. 
PHILLIPS, CHARLES D., JR., Winnsboro, La. 
RODARTE, LOUIS R., Los Angeles, Calif. 



TULLY, H. (Instructor) 

WALSH, CHARLES M., Dallas, Tex. 




ABELL, GEORGE C. (Instructor) 
WHITLOCK, WAYNE, Craw-fordsville, Ind. 
WOOD, GEORGE L., Cleveland, Ohio 
TOLBERT, HENRY F., Ozark, Ark. 
SCHLUCHTNER, ROBERT E., Woodhaven, N.Y. 
WARD, WILLIAM B., Arcadia, Calif. 





DOMB, D. L. (Instructor) 

WARREN, ALFRED J., 2nd Lt., Stockton, Calif. 
VITZ, JOHN E., 2nd Lt., Superior, Wis. 
STRANGE, WESLEY R., C.W.O., Tumwater, Wash. 
VIDAL, MAX C, W.O.J.G., Tucson, Ariz. 
SCHULTHISE, ARTHUR J., Louisville, Ky. 



COPENHAVER, H. (Instructor) 
TANNER, ROSCOE S., Cassaway, W. Va. 
WALKEMEYER, WILLIAM F., Santa Ana, Calif. 
TAYLOR, HARVEY J., Hartford, Conn. 
WAHLGREN, OSCAR R., Bridgeport, Conn. 
WHITE, RALPH, JR., East Machias, Me. 




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WEBB, V. H. (Instructor) 
WISNER, ROBERT E., Detroit, Mich. 
SILLIMAN, SAMUEL N., Centerburg, Oliio 
WINTERS, CHARLES H., Bradley, Ga. 
SUTHERLIN, HOWARD H., Willowbrook, Cal. 
STRAUSBAUGH, ROBERT H., Spring Grove, Pa. 




EGERMEYER, D. W. (Instructor) 
TIMMONS, WARREN F., Boston, Mass. 
SIRCY, ERNEST A., JR., Old Hickory, Tenn. 
TURNER, ROBERT R.. Richmond, Calif. 
WILLIAMS, HARRY E., Wheatland, Wyo. 
TEDDLIE, JAMES E., JR., Houston, Tex. 




KEENEY, W. O. (Instructor) 
WITT, EVERETT D., Cheyenne, Wyo. 
YOUTSEY, GUY A., Burlington, Colo. 
SIGSWORTH, RUSSELL L., Elyria, Ohio 
STEELE, LOREN W., Neodesha, Kans. 
TRENKAMP, ROBERT R., Covington, Ky. 






M Unspt^atioyis 



Miss Doris Eckman 
A C Dan O. McElieen 




Miss Susie Feltman 
A/C Charles H. Feltman, Jr. 




Miss Esther Louise Severs 
A/C Laurence R. Dion 



Miss Barbara Cannon 
A/C Charles E. Watt 



Miss Barbara Hall 

A/C A. E. Kelly 



Miss Dorothy Joffrion 
A/C H. E. Collins 




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Mrs. W. W. Boehm 
A/C W. W. Boehm 




Miss Maxine 5'inger 
A/C Clarence W . Paschen 



Mrs. R. H. Comstock 

A/C R. H. Comstock 




Mrs. C. Chester Roland 
A/C C. Chester Roland 



Master Robert G. Bender. II 
A/C Robert G. Bender 



Miss Anne Fitzgearld 
A/C Johnny W. Shanks 




Mrs. J. W. Kremenek 

A/C J. W. Kremenek 



Typical 




A/C Ryan joined the grass- 
cutters union with his forced 
landing. When asked his 
emotions, he calmly replied: 
"None whatsoever. The wind 
was a bit strong so we flew 
ahead of our field slammed on 
the brakes, and backed in." 



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Dan McElveen had quite an interesting experience at the hands of Lt. LeLoudis. It 
seems that Mac was the possessor of a fine set of . . . shall we say . . . Morale Boosters. 
Anyway, he was in the habit of hiding these little objects in between his towels (shelf 
four) when he fell out in a big hurry. The last time he did this, he returned to find a 
little slip of paper stating simply "Naughty! Naughty!" and signed "Lt. LeLoudis." The 
lieutenant later mentioned that these confiscated articles somehow 
enabled him to get out of paying several dinner checks. 

Precision groundloops are here to stay, thanks to A/C Shanks. 
When questioned, he stated he was merely executing a fast turn. 



One of our daily gig sheets 
revealed this item: "A/C 
Faulkner, missing link, five 
demerits." That's quite an 
accusation to make but we 
suppose after all it wouldn't 
be hard to prove. 







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One day, when the tee was on the diagonal setting, Gremlin Comstock's instructor 
asked him — over the field at 4000 indicated — how he would go about entering traffic. 
Comstock gave him that blank look known as the Primary stare, and shook his head. 
"Come now," yelled the front seat menace, "Pretend you're up here solo. You have just 
spotted that tee on the cockeyed setting and you've got to figure some way to land. Go 

ahead! " 

Well, Gremlin flew around 
and around, boring holes in 
the area, scanning the sky but 
not letting down an inch. Fin- 
ally the voice from the front 
cockpit came over the witch- 
tube, "where your head is, 
Comstock, you can't see much. 
I'll take it." The 




Quote from perterbed 
cadet: "My ship had a ten- 
dency to overshoot the field." 



Very queer noises emitted 
from Squadron Three's latrine 
one morning as several vic- 
tims of someone's bright 
prank discovered that the 
morning was really "blue." It 
seems that certain types of 
kidney pills must not be con- 
fused with Vitamin A tablets. 
Right, fellows.'' 



CjATCHIMq 

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mstructor 
brought the ship in, parked, 
and demanded, "Will you 
kindly tell me what you were 
doing up there.'" 

"Just what you told me to 
sir, " replied Gremlin, "I was 
pretending I was solo." 

"You mean to tell me that 
you would have flown all over 
the area like that if you had 
been solo.'" 

"Yes sir, " Gremlin con- 
cluded, "until I saw someone 
else enter the pattern. Then I 
would have followed him 
right in. " 




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Art William E. Lloyd 

Cartoons - Leonard W. McGarry 

Charles M. Walsh 

Photographs John W. Myers 

Lt. William G. Howsmon. Jr. 

Advice Lt. Norval W. Jasper 




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Windsock Staff 



Editor-in-Chief De Carlo, Loretto C 

Associate Editors Cohen. Harold M., Lackore. Charles D. 

Cartoons Naatz. Kenneth B. 

Candid Shots Raikes, Glenn O., II 

Copy Man De Spain, Joseph C. 

Adviser NoRVAL W. Jasper, 1st Lt., A.C. 



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IN MEMORI AM 



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To these enlisted men, the unsung heroes of Ryan Field, who teach us Link, 
keep our planes in the air, work in our hospital, deliver our mail, and keep our 
records straight in Administration, we of Class J1.J4.-G in admiration and ap- 
preciation dedicate our book. 




TJRIDE IN achievement is normal to all mankind. When that achievement involves completion of 
a course of primary training, admittedly most exacting, pride may justifiably become very great. 
If this pride be tempered by a realization of the tremendous task still remaining and a determination 
to be equally successful henceforth then all is well. However, if overweaning pride blinds the con- 
sciousness to future obligations and possible pitfalls, then it becomes dangerous as a serpent and must 
be cast out. 

Resolve now that your pride takes that form which serves as a spur, driving always to ever greater 
accomplishments until that final day of reckoning when you will be tried and not found wanting. 

Heartiest personal congratulations and best wishes for enduring success. 

John S. Fouche. Jr. 
Major, Air Corps, 
Commanding 




Roman J. Wojciehowski 
1st Lt., A.C. 



COMMANDANT 
OF CADETS 



r'ENTLEMAN, you have found that learning how to fly is not easy — you 
^ have learned that ability and desire is not all that is required to fly — you 
are aware that discipline, leardership, and work must be added to those factors 
if you are to succeed. 



The fact that you have successfully completed this phase of your training 
does not mean you can let down and rest on your past accomplishments. 

The fulfillment of your ambitions is not far away — but to win those wings will take steadfast determination and plain 
"guts." Let's not let down fellows and as you go on through your advanced phases of training, know that the best wishes of 
myself and the officers of the Cadet Detachment are with you. 



Good luck and Happy Landings. 



Roman J. Wojciehowski 
1st Lt., Air Corps, 

Commandant of Cadets 






NoRVAL W. Jasper 
1st Lt., A.C. 



William J. Leloudis 
1st Lt., A.C. 



Tactical Officers 




Billy B. Howser 
2nd Lt., A.C. 



William G. Howsmon 
2nd Lt., A.C. 



Wilmer Hammond, Jr. 
27id Lt., A.C. 




Chester F. Perkins. 1st Lt.. AC. 
Supply Officer 






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Charles A. Doze. 2nd Lt.. A.C. 
Finance Officer 





John D. Keller. 1st Lt., A.C. 
Personnel Officer 




John F. Wear, Capt., A.C. 

Adjutant 

Edwin W. Seager, 2nd Lt., A.C. 

Air Imp. (Tech.) 





Clarence V. Gibson, 2nd Lt., A.C 

Intelligence Officer 



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George F. Elliott, 2nd Lt.. A.C. 

Maintenance Engineering Officer 








Medical 
Dept. 




Lee Williamson, Capt., M.C. 

Flight Surgeon 



Charles D. Marple, 1st Lt., M.C. 

Assistant Flight Surgeon 



DURING THE last war and until a few years ago it was said that a pilot is only as good as his airplane. This is no longer 
true. In the race for higher speed and greater altitude, the performance of airplanes has moved relentlessly ahead until 
now it is the airplane that is vastly superior to the pilot. 

It is important that the airman realize his shortcomings and weaknesses and learn how to compensate for or prevent 
them. As your training continues, the various physical and physiological problems that arise during flying will be explained 
and you will be given the latest knowledge of proved solutions to these problems. 

The ancient Greeks, who strived for the ideal in physical and mental perfection, had a great motto; "Know thyself." 
The flyer, by following those two simple words, will never fail either himself or his country. 

Lee Wiliamson 
Capt., M.C. 
Flight Surgeon 





Physica 
Training 




William G. Howsmon 

2nd Lt., A.C. 

Athletic Director 



Sgt. S. Popovich, Jr. 

Assistant Athletic Director 



During hours of strenuous calisthenics and running the Burma Road, we with tired 
bodies and aching muscles at times became disheartened. But as we leave we remember the 
words of Lt. Howsmon in our orientation at Ryan : Get in shape and stay in shape, for some 
day your life may depend on your physical condition. 




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John S. Fouche, Jr. 

Major, A.C. 

Commanding 




Edwin R, Bane 

Capt., A.C. 

Director of Training 



Lee a. Garner 

Capt., A.C. 

Air Inspector 



Philip M. Philibosian 

1st Lt., A.C. 

Assistant Plans and Training Officer 





Carl H. Meyerholtz 
1st Lt.. A.C. 



Richard L. Olcott 

1st Lt., A.C. 





Joe W. Kennedy 
2nd Lt., A.C. 



William J. Nolan 
2nd Lt., A.C. 




Mr. Dach 



Mr. Willett 




GROUND 



SCHOOL 




Mr. Furr 




Mr. Livesey 




Mr. Robinson 



Mr. Therrien 




1. Instructor's dream 

2. "Through thes* 
Portals — "; 3. Chew 
Chew, Baby; 4. Re< 
Hall; 5. Lady Bail 
from Sq. 8; "My Sis- 
ter Eileen"; 7. Re- 
member the Rodeo? 
8. Link Trainer; 9 
Report for your chect 
ride, Mr.; 10. Instruc- 
tor swap stories. 



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A/C S. L. Nabers, Jr. 



A/C H. T. Hill 





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A/C J. R. Dale 



A/C G. Hurst, Jr. 




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A/C J. E. Huff 





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1. Another day in; 2. Arizona 
Timber; 3. The Burma Road; 4. 
Ready Room; 5. For Two; 6. 
Saturday Inspection; 7. The 
Pause that Refreshes; 8. Calis- 
thenics; 9. Strictly Business; 10. 
Shop Talk; 11. On the ball; 12. 
Walking Wing Tips. 



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Civilian Director 

of 
Flying Training 



R. J. Kerlinger 

TO CLASS 44-G: 

NOTHING is more inevitable than the unceasing passing of time. What and how we use time is the factor that de- 
termines future advancement and achievements. 
The days of the last two months are now rapidly fading into the past — they are yesterdays, but the value received 
from them is now the motivation for your future progress. 

You have done your job in Primary well; you now know what it takes, so do that and more in your future train- 
ing, and the progress rate you establish will be ample reward for the job well done. 

Always proudly and capably execute the duties and assignments which will later be entrusted to each of you; we 
know you will. For the Flight Staff as a whole, and for myself, the best of luck and success, continuously. 

R. J. Kerlinger 

Wing Commander 





WiLMER Hammond. Jr. 

2nd Lt., Air Corps 

Tactical Officer 

Class 44-G 



OUR MOULDS 



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We came to Ryan as raw material. To 
most of us flying was new. We were taken 
in hand by these two men, groomed in the 
military and taught our first phase of flying. 
With our rough edges smoothed off we are 
ready to go on to Basic and Advanced for 
our finishing touches with confidence that 
we will become military pilots. 







T. F. Wilson 
Commander - Group II 





isiBBS 



C. Fortune 

Flight Commander 



W. H. GiBBS 
Squadron Commander 



BoidJoAnxut 5 





J. Barrett 
Flight Commander 




Ann Pottoroff 
Dispatcher 



coNCjRprruu^TioKis t.DHe^4 






BURNS, E. F. 

JENSEN, R. W. (Instructor) 
COHEN, H. M. 

BRODE, H. T. 
EARL, N. G. 

CRONAU, R. T. 





BECK, R. J. 

MORGAN, E. W. (Instructor) 
De CARLO, L. C. 

BATTAGLIA, A. 
EVANS. C. J. 

De SPAIN, J. C. 



ELLIOTT, A. H. 

ROBERTS, H. H. (Instructor) 
DALE, J. R. 

CONNER, J. 

BACA, A. F. 
ERLIN, L. 





DOROSH, M. W. 

BARTON, W. C. (Instructor) 
ELDREDGE, W. H. 
CARR, H. R. 

CHRISTENSEN, K. L. 



CLEMENTS, B. D. 

BRAND, W. R. (Instructor) 
CARROL, J. C. 

CUNNINGHAM, E. J., 2nd Lt. 
BARR, R. R. 

BURNETT, R. D. 





CRAWFORD, D. F. 

FORTUNE C. (Instructor) 
COPENHAVER, R. 
BOERNER, S. B. 

CARNEAL, G. W. 
CRITES, R. W. 



DOLEXCE, R. R. 

MILLER, R. E., Jr. (Instructor) 
BAKER, D. M. 

BUTLER, D. M. 
EDEN, J. L. 

BABCOCK, O. L. 





BRANDT, L. C. 

FISHER, J. F. (Instructor) 
BROWN, N. E. 

CAMPBELL, F. D. 

EDWARDS, A. Y. 
DEPEW, R. C. 



BILLMEYER, J. J. 

JORDA, R. M. (Instructor) 
BROOKS, L. L. 

ECKERT, E. S. 

ADAMS, P. K. 
ALTER, J.J. 





BRANDT, W. H. 

THIELE, G. R. (Instructor) 
BANNER, R. R. 

BLUMER, J. F. 

CHESNUT, J. A. 
CAREY, N. L. 



DANKMEYER, J. O., 1st Lt. 

DUFFIELD, E. A. (Instructor) 
CAMPBELL, J. F. 
BROWN, R. F. 

CURRY, R. J. 

BARBOUR, J. B. 





BRAZELTON, W. W. 

GIBBS, W. H. (Instructor) 
BRANDENBURG, F. R. 



DUTTON, W. J. 

HOTALING, J. C. (Instructor) 
BRASHER, H. D. 
BRUS, A. T. 

JONES. H. W., 1st Lt. 
ACRIDGE, L. H. 





BLACK, D. E. 

WELCH, R. A. (Instructor) 
CLOWER, J. E. 
CRAIG, R. L. 

BRADLEY, D. R. 

BURROWS, C. L. 



CONNOLLY, A. K. 

LISK, A., Jr. (Instructor) 
ANDERSON, G. E. 
CARLSON, R. A. 
BROWN, W. N. 

CHECKER, L. R. 






H. Kroll 

Flight Commander 



F. J. RiTTER 

Squadron Comm.ander 



ScU4XiaAj04i. 6 








H. Cooke 

Flight Commander 




Gene Stevenson 
Dispatcher 



NEUN, L. (Instructor) 
KITZMAN, J. L. 
HALING, E. J. 

HARBISON, T. B. 





GAUNCE, B. J. 

CONKEY, L. W. (Instructor) 
HARRIS, H. T. 

JONES, J. W., Jr. 

HEMPHILL. O., Jr. 

HARTLEY, J. L. (Absent) 



FOWLER, N. J. 

RITTER, F. J. (Instructor) 
HEALY, E. J. (Deceased) 
HOBBS, R. M. 
IVES, F. J. 

HARPOOL, D. C. 
GREEN 





KELLY, W. L., 2nd Lt. 

INNES, H. F. (Instructor) 
SIMMS, P. P., 1st Lt. 
FOREHAND, J. H. 
HILL, H. T. 
IRWIN, L. 



GRAY, H. C, Jr. 

JARRETT, G. K. (Instructor) 
HENIGE, D. J. 

JENDROCK, R. F. 
FOSTER, K. 

GOODRIDGE, R. L. 



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HOY, R. L. 

COOKE, H. M. (Instructor) 
HOCH, D. H. 

HEIDLACE, P. J. 

HIGGINBOTHAM, R. H. 
JENSEN, R. R. 



GROVES, S. D. 

DOHONEY, J. J. (Instructor) 
HANNAHS, G. E. 
HENRY, J. D. 

FURMAN, B. C, Jr. 
JUHL, W. P., Jr. 



JACKSON, W. M. 

SHERRY, L. J. (Instructor) 
HAINES, J. A. 

FELDMAN, C. H. 

GERRITSEN, N. A. 
FITCH, C. I, 





GRAY, J. L. 

BROWN, D. R. (Instructor) 
GRIFFEN, J. A. 

GREENE, J. H. 

HANSON, G. E. 
HAUSE, C. N. 





FELTUS, D. W. 

KROLL, H. (Instructor) 
HANSEN, R. C. 
HARRIS, D. J. 

HABERMEHL, H. E. 
HAJEC, E. P. 



HUFF, J. E. 

OLSON, E. L. (Instructor) 
HICKS, N. D. 

HIETT, R. W. 

HOLCOMBE, F. M. 
HENRY, L. D. 





HARRISS, J. W. 

KIMBLE, S. W. (Instructor) 
FORTNER, R. L. 
GREEN, W. J. 

KELLY. A. E. 

HIGDON, J. W. (Absent) 



GREEN, W. L. 

TAYLOR. J. N. (Instructor) 
HERRING, T. H. 
GIBSON, L. R. 

HENDERSON, Z. M. 
JOSWICK, V. M. 



REMILLARO, D. H., Capt. 

VAN LOAN, A. H. (Instructor) 
GRIFFIN, J. H. 

JENSEN, C. D. 

IRELAND, C. O. 




HUBER, G. J. 

WILSON, T. F. (Instructor) 
HARDY, R. C, Jr. 




Js't'aR^vjMs-s"^.' 





K. E. Stone 

Flight Commander 



S. B. Craft 

Squadron Commander 



Sa(/uia/vML 7 




DON 



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J. MCQUADE 

Flight Commander 




Bob Weller 

Dispatcher 



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LAMBERT, L. A. 

WILBUR, R. P. (Instructor) 
KIVETT, W. L. 

LOGAN, C. M. 

MAGNELLO. J. R. 
McCOY. J. R. 



McCUNN, M. R. 

BIRCH, T. M. (Instructor) 
LITTLEJOHN, D. W. 
LUDWICK, B. 

MARSHALL, D. J. 
MATYAS, G. 





NAHKUNST, R. E. 

CONSUAL, R. W. (Instructor) 
MESSMORE, H. C. 

OESTERREICH, R. C. 
OTTEM, G. G. 

OSBORNE, A. J. 





PAINTER, J. B. C.W.O. 

LEEBRICK, R. W. (Instructor) 
OWEN, T. T. 

NOLAN, R. D. 

MURRAY, D. E. 

LEE, R. S., 2nd Lt. 



KORTHAUER, A. H. 

CUNDELL, N. B. (Instructor) 

masters, j. v. 

Mcpherson, vv. g. jr. 
mariconda, a. j. 

MATHESON, H. M. 





MABIE, L. L., JR. 

THERRIAULT, L. L. (Instructor) 
MALLERNEE, L. H. 
MAZE, J. R. 

MANSFIELD, J. C. 
KUETHER, G. A. 



PERRINE, J. V. 

CRAPUCHETTES, L. (Instructor) 
PAYAN, R. L. 

NELSON, R. D. 
PAYNE, L. R. 

NAATZ, K. B. 





MAFFEI, P. W. 

McBURNEY, J. B. J.R. 
LARSON, L. T. 
MALM, V. W. 
LOFY, J. A. 
GREEN, R. D. (Instructor) 



MACY, S. H. 

McQUADE, J. (Instructor) 
LISZAK, W. E. 

PAUTSCH, J. R. 

MARCHIONL J. J. 
KONRAD, J. W. 





PALMER, L. A. 

NELSON, R. N. (Instructor) 
ONDRUSEK, A. M. 
NYITRAY, S., JR. 

NABERS, S. L., JR. 
MOORE, T. J. 



SCHWARTZ, B. S. 
MILLER, E. P. 

O'DONNELL, J. V. 

EWART, R. O. (Instructor) 
MOORMAN, T. R. 

OESTERLEIN, C. P. 
ODER, H. S. 





MILBRAITH, R. K. 

BOND, K. P. (Instructor) 
MURRAY, R. W. 

LASKOWSKY, W. E. 
PAUL, O. J. 

NUZUM, D. A. 



MOYER, F. H. 

KROHNE, W. J., JR. (Instructor) 
NEBRIG, D. A. 

PARADIS, R. C. 
MENKE, R. O. 

NEUBERT, H. M. 



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SNIDER, C. E. 

SANGER, P. (Instructor) 
BURT, H. R. 
VANCE, C. 





OLSON, B. P. 

HOVER, G. W. (Instructor) 
McBRIDE, P. D., JR. 
LAWRENCE, E. J. 
LACKEY, W. A. 

KRUEGER, C. L. 






G. I. Noah 
Flight Commander 



D. C. Link 
Squadron Commander 



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H-lV TO THe Tftxf STt^V 





p. E. Sanger 
Flight Commander 




Al Freidin 
Dispatcher 



SUGDON, E. M. 

GREAVES, G. (Instructor) 
STADELMEIER, H. C. 
SMITH, L. C. 

TONG, A. J. 

STEWART, A. W. 





TOLLES, P. C. 

VILAS, R. M. (Instructor) 
TAFT, H. M., J.R. 

VAN CLEAVE, E. L. 
SUGDON, R. V. 

WEEKS, W. N. 



REIMER, C. D. 

STINSON, W. G. (Instructor) 
RAIKES, G. O. 
SAIKO, F. 

SALEM, S. J. 

POWELL, W. F. 





RANKIN, R. A. 

CHILDERS, T. H. (Instructor) 
SHERMAN, R. A. 
POTTS, H. F. 

REICHERT, J. E. 
ROSS, T. B. 



RELD, J. B. 

BARRETT, J. (Instructor) 
SANCKEN, P. C. 
REAVIS, G. D. 

PUCKETT, R. L. 

SCROGGIN, E. N. 




SISNEY, E. E. 

KOFF, A. A. (Instructor) 
VERMILLION, I. R. 

WIBBEN, J. J., JR. 

SIZEMORE, E. B., JR. 
WHITELOCK, Q. F. 



THOMPSON, R. C. 

HOLMAN, R. J. (Instructor) 
BOONE, A. T., 1st Lt. 

ANDERSON, W. E., 1st Lt. 
SMITH, A. J. 

WILLIAMS, J. C, 1st Lt. 





SCACE, C. E., JR. 

KINDOPP, K. (Instructor) 
QUIRK, E. H. 

POLLARD, P. G. 

PODESTA, E. T. 

PHILLIPS, J. E. 



RODGERS, R. L. 

ROHDE, F. G., JR. 
RONES, J. M. 

SCHWEITZER, J. 
SCHEMA, L. V. 
DODGE, J. (Instructor) 





VON PLONSKI, J. C. 

BICKEL, J. M. (Instructor) 
SZEWCZYK, M. 
TURK, F. S. 

WHITE, R. L. 

TAYLOR, B. M. 




PIZZULI, R. C. 

BUSBY, B. L. (Instructor) 
RAIN, B. J. 

SCHMIDT, G. B. 
REID, E. C. 

RAGAN, D. W. 




WILHITE, C. F. 
WIESS, B. C. 

WILSON, I. H. 

WILLIAMS, R. H., JR. 
SMITH, H. E. 
BEEBE, D. (Instructor) 



WILLNOW, M. A. 

WEIGNER, D. R. 
SMITH, R. W. 
SHUFF, E. L. 
ULLRICH, C. A. (Instructor) 





ROWLAND, C. E. 

POWELL, J. O. (Instructor) 
ROUNDS, A. L. 

REYNOLDS, D. L. 

RICHARDSON, W. W. 
RODERS, J. A. 



KEINER, R. C. 

NOAH, G. I. (Instructor) 
SMITH, R. O. 

WRIGHT, R. O. 





Mess Hall Staff 




Cadet Officers 



WING STAFF 

Moyer, F. H., Commander 
Battaglia, A., Adjutant 

Reavis, G. D., Sgt. Major 
Lackore, C. D., Supply Sgrt. 
Schwartz, B. S., Supply Cpl. 





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GROUP I STAFF 

Richardson, W. W., Commander 

Shuff, E .L., Adjutant 

Weeks, W. N., Sgt. Major 



GROUP II STAFF 

McManus, H. W., Commander 

Vermillion, I. ^., Adjutant 

Dale, J. R., Sgt. Major 




Cadet Officers 




SQUADRON 5 

Carey, N. L., Cpl.; Black, D. E., Guide Sgt.; Brandt, L. C, Cpl.; Carneal, G. W., Cpl.; Eldridge, W. H. Guide Sfft.; Danner, 
R. R., Cpl.; Brus, A. T., Cpl.; Elliott, A. H., Cpl.; Curry, R. J., 1st Sfft.; Carlson, R. A., Fit. Lt.; Acridge, L. H., Cpl.; and 

Burrows, C. L., Fit. Sgt. 




SQUADRON 6 

Hurst, G., Jr., Sqdn. Cmmdr.; Harbison, J. B., Cpl.; Juhy, W., P. Cpl.; Green, W. L., Cpl.: Forehand, J. H., Guide Sgt.; 
Hill, H. T.. Cpl.; Grove, S. D., Cpl.; Henry, J. D., Cpl.; Haling, E. J., Cpl.; Jones, J. W., Cpl.; Kitzman, J. L., 1st Sgt.; 
Gillick, R. B., Fit. Lt.; Hoy, R. L., Guide Sgt.; Hemphill, O., Fit. Lt.; Jensen, R. R., Fit. Sgt.; Furman, B. C, Cpl.; Gaunce, 

B. J., Fit. Sgt.; Irwin L., Cpl. 



Cadet Officers 




SQUADRON 7 

Payne, L. R., Cpl.: Oder, H. S., Guide Sgt.; Moorman, J. R., 1st Sgt.; Messmore, H. C, Cpl.; Ottem, G. G., Cpl.; Murray, D. 
E., Fit. Sgt.: Mariconda, A. J., Guide Sgrt.; Nolan, R. D., Sqdn. Cmmdr.; Lizak, W. E., Fit. Lt.; Kivet, W. L., Cpl.; Konrad, 
J. W., Fit. Sgt.; Palmer, L. A., Cpl.; Nebrig, D. A., Cpl.; Larson, Lt. T., Spl.; Pautsh, J. R., Fit. Lt.; Matheson, H. M., Cpl. 




SQUADRON 8 

Snider, C. E., Cpl., Scroggin, E. N., Fit. Sgt.; Sanckon, P. G., Cpl.; Smith, R. W. Guide Sgt.; Rounds, A. L., Cpl.; Reichert, 
J. E., Cpl.; Sugden, Cpl.; Stewart, A. W., Cpl.; Sugden, Cpl.; White, R. L., Sqdn. Cmmdr.; Smith, L. C, Fit. Lt.; Vance, C, 

Fit. Sgt.; Raikes, G. D., Guide Sgt.; Rhode, F. G., Cpl.; Scarce, C. E., Fit. Lt. 



Home Address Roster - Class 44-G 



Student Officers 



Capt. Remillard, David H Joplm, Missouri 

1st Lt. Simms, Paul P Osceola, Missouri 

1st Lt Dankmever, John O...Wilkensburg, Pennsylcama 

1st Lt. Williams, J. C San Antonio, Texas 

1st Lt. Boone, A. T Jacksonville, Florida 

1st Lt. Anderson, W. E Boise, Idaho 

1st Lt Jones, Henry W Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 



Acridge, Lerov, H Coffeyville, Kansas 

Adams. Paul K Winslow, Arizona 

Alter, James J Farrell, Pennsylvania 

Anderson, Garnie E Nancy, Virginia 

Babcock. Orrin L Cheyenne, Wyoming 

Baca, Arthur F., Jr Denver, Colorado 

Baker, Ira B Delta, Colorado 

Barbour, John B., Jr Iowa Park, Texas 

Barr Ross R San Bernadino, California 

Battalglia, Angelo Pasadena, Californio 

Beck Rudolph J., Jr Monterey Park, Cahforma 

Billmeyer, James J Dubuque, Iowa 

Black, Donald E River Falls, Wisconsin 

Blumer, John F Lincoln, Nebraska 

Blunk, Raymond S Rock Springs, Wyoming 

Boeiner, Stewart, Jr Roslun, Pennsylavania 

Bradley, Donald R Witchita, Kansas 

Brandenburg, Francis Dallas, Texas 

Brandt, Lyman C St. Paul, Minnesota 

Brandt, William H Hutchinson, Minnesota 

Brasher, Harold D Glendale, California 

Brazelton, William W Waco, Texas 

Bridges, Robert R Junction City, Kansas 

Brode, Hollis T., Jr Sherman, Texas 

Brooks, Leo L Granbury, Texas 

Brown, Norman E Denver, Colorado 

Brown, Robert J Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Brown William N Florence, South Carolina 

Brus, Arthur T Blue Grass, Iowa 

Burnett, Billy D Riverside, California 

Burrow s,Coy L Coleman, Texas 

Burns, Eugene F Plymouth, Pennsylavania 

Burt, Harold R Detroit, Michigan 

Butler, Donald M Witchita Falls, Texas 

Campbell, Frederick D Riverside, California 

Campbell, John F Sioux Fall, South Dakota 

Carey, Norman L: Cardo, Texas 

Carlson, Robert A St. Joseph, Missouri 

Carneal, George W Richmond, Virginia 

Can-, Haven R Bountiful, Utah 

Carroll, John C Cheyenne, Wyoming 

Checker, Leonard R Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Chesnut, Judd A Mulberry, Kansas 

Christensen, Keith L Salt Lake City, Utah 

Clements, Boyd D Elmwood, Nebraska 

Clower, Jack E Andalusia, Alabama 

Cohen, 'Harold M Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Conner, James Glendale, California 

Connolly, Arthur K Miami, Florida 

Copenhaver, Richard K Crockett, Virginia 

Craig, Raymond L., Jr Casper, Wyoming 

Crawford, David E Corry, Pennsylavania 

Crites, Ronald W Woodburn, Oregon 

Cronau, Robert T.,Jr 

Chatham Field Army Air Base, Georgia 



2nd Lt. Kelly, William L Monroe, Louisiana 

2nd Lt. Lee, Robert S Fort Worth, Texas 

2nd Lt. Cunningham, Earl J Portsmouth, Ohio 

C.W.O. Painter, James B Shreveport, Louisiana 

2nd Lt. Lowery, Ralph T Bessmer, Alabama 

2nd Lt. Magee, Jack R Alton, Illinois 



Curry, Ralph J Sacramento, California 

Dale, James R Riverside, California 

Danner, Robert R Dayton, Ohio 

Davis, D. B Anaheim, California 

DeCarlo, Lorretto, C Mercer, Pennsylvania 

DeSpain, Joseph C Pendleton, Oregon 

Delmor( F. R Yakima, Washington 

Depew, Ray C Stafford, Kansas 

Dolence, RobertR Library, Pennsylvania 

Dorosh, Michael W., Jr Scranton, Pennsylvania 

Dutton, William J South Orange, New Jersey 

Earl, Neil C Hollywood, California 

Eckert, Edward S Gibsonia, Pennsylvania 

Eden, Jay L Dunkirk, New York 

Edwards, Albert V Rocky Mount, North Carolina 

Eldrige, Willie H., Jr Hammond, Louisiana 

Elliott, Albert H Gardena, California 

Erlin, Leon Los Angeles, California 

Evans, Carl J Worland, Wyoming 

Feldman, Coleman H Bronx, New York 

Feltus, David W Memphis, Tennessee 

Fitch, Charles I Bellingham, Washington 

Fitzgerald, Edgar D Indiana, Pennsylvania 

Forehand, John H Wilson, North Carolina 

Fortner, Robert L Cokunbus, Ohio 

Foster, Kenneth Mahwah, New Jersey 

Fowler, Norman J Millville, New Jersey 

Fuller, G. W New York, New YorK 

Furman, Ben C Wenatchee, Washington 

Gaunce, Billy J Bonhan, Texas 

Gerritsen, Neck A San DeFuca, Washington 

Gibson, Lee R Helper, Utah 

Gillick, Robet B E. St. Louis, Illinois 

Goodridge, Robert L Quincy, Massachusetts 

Gray, Henry C Rome, Georgia 

Gray, James L Bristol, Tennessee 

Green, Warren H. Wisch Cove, North Carolina 

Green, Wilbur J Detroit, Michigan 

Green, William L Zebulon, North Carolina 

Greene, James H Los Angeles, California 

Griffin, James A Langdale, Alabama 

Griffin, Robert H Los Angeles, California 

Grove, Sylvan D Red Lion, Pennsylvania 

Habermehl, Hans E Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Haines, Joseph A. Clairton, Pennsylvania 

Hajec, Edward P Chicago, Illinois 

Haling, Emmett J Kansas City, Missouri 

Hannahs, Robert C Washington, D.C. 

Hanson, Glen E Zion, Illinois 

Harbison, Thomas B Rydal, Pennsylvania 

Hardy, Ralph C, Jr McDonald, Pennsylvania 

Harlpool, Donavan C Witchita, Kansas 

Harris, Donald H Lansing, Michigan 

Harris, Harold L Bellflower, California 

Harriss, Joseph W Charlotte, North Carolina 



Hartley, John L Detroit, Michigan 

Hause, Carroll N Lansing, Michigan 

Healey, Edward J Omaha, Nebraska 

Heidlage, Philip J Sarcoxie, Mississippi 

Hemphill, Oliver Corvallis, Oregon 

Henderson, Zeno M Gushing, Oklahoma 

Henige, Donald J Flint, Michigan 

Henry, John D Covington, Georgia 

Henry, Lawrence Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Herring, Timothy H Tifton, Georgia 

Hicks, Meese D High Point, North Carolina 

Hiett, Robert W Sidney, Nebraska 

Higdon, John W Owensboro, Kentucky 

Higginbotham, Richard H Rupert, West Virginia 

Hill, Hubert T Waco, Texas 

Hobbs, Raymond M Ogden, Utah 

Hoch, David H Las Vegas, New Mexico 

Holcombe, Frank M Statesville, North Carolina 

Holsapple, H. B Los Angeles, California 

Hoy, Robert L Brockport, New York 

Huber, George J Coplay, Pennsylvania 

Huff, Joseph E Auburn, Washington 

Hurst, Guy, Jr Greenville, Texas 

Ireland, Clifton O Alliance, North Carolina 

Irwin, Lionel, Jr Concord, New Hampshire 

Ives, Franklin J Mulino, Oregon 

Jackson, William J., Jr Rosewell, New Mexico 

Jendrock, Richard F Erie, Pennsylvania 

Jensen, Clarence D Flanagan, Illinois 

Jensen, Robert R Albert Lea, Minnesota 

Jones, John W., Jr Florence, South Carolina 

Joswick, Victor M New Salem, Pennsylvania 

Juhl, William P., Jr San Leandro, California 

Keiner, R. G Bijou Hills, South Dakota 

Kelly, Arthur E., Jr McKees Port, Pennsylvania 

Kitzmann, James L Cypress, Texas 

Kivett, William L High Point, North Carolina 

Konrad, John W San Diego, California 

Korthauer, August H Chicago, Illinois 

Kritzer, W. R Oceanside, New York 

Krueger, Carl L Nampa, Idaho 

Kuether, George A St. Paul, Minnesota 

Lackey, William A Brookston, Texas 

Lackore, C. D Chicago City, Minnesota 

Lambert, Leo A Los Angeles, California 

Larsen, C. D Culver City, California 

Larson, La Veene Galva, Iowa 

Laskowsky, William E Los Angeles, California 

Lawrence, Edgar J Dayton, Ohio 

Liszak, William E Cleveland, Ohio 

Littlejohn, Don W Savannah, Georgia 

Lofy, John A Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Logan, Claud M Jeff, Kentucky 

Luce, J. D San Francisco, California 

Ludwick, Boyd Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 

McBride, Peter D., Jr Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

McBurney, James B., Jr Pasadena, California 

McCoy, Julius R Tipple, West Virginia 

McCunn, Merle R Red Oak, Iowa 

McMannus, Hubert W Omaha, Nebraska 

McPherson, Wallace G., Jr Seattle, Washington 

Mabie, Lefferts L Lakeland, Florida 

Macy, Samuel H Indianapolis, Indiana 

Maffei, Peter W S. San Francisco, California 

Magnello, Fred Canton, Ohio 

Mahon, P. F Decatur, Illinois 

Mallernee, Louis H Battle Creek. Michigan 

Malm, Vernon W Palmer, Iowa 

Mansfield, Joseph C Gardena, California 

Marchioni, Julie J Detroit, Michigan 

Mariconda, Albert J Passaic, New Jersey 

Marshall, Donald J Atlantic City, New Jersey 

Masters, John V Crab Orchard, Kentucky 

Mattews, W. R Fort Worth, Texas 

Matheson, Hugh M Los Angeles, California 



Matyas, George Warren, Ohio 

Maze, Hames R Columbus, Ohio 

Menke, Robert O Copley, Ohio 

Messmore, Henry C Franklin, Ohio 

Mikota, J. E Columbia Falls, Ohio 

Milbrath, Robert K Okabena, Minnesota 

Miller, Eugene P ■. Detroit, Michigan 

Moore, Thomas J Brooklyn, New York 

Moorman, Thomas R Batesville, Indiana 

Moyer, Frank H Braddock, Pennsylvania 

Murray, Donald E Detroit, Michigan 

Murray, Robert W San Francisco, California 

Naatz, Kenneth B Janesville, Wisconsin 

Nabers, Samuel L., Jr Laurens, South Carolina 

Nahkunst, Robert E Hamburg, Iowa 

Nebrig, Donald A Decatur, Alabama 

Nelson, Robert D. Havre, Montana 

Neubert, Howard M Knoxsville, Tennessee 

Nolan, Robert D Lodi, California 

Nuzum, David A Fairmont, West Virginia 

Nyitray, Stephen, Jr. 

Oder, Harold S. W Liberty, Ohio 

O'Donnell, James V Bellview, Pennsylvania 

Oesterlein, Chester P Detroit, Michigan 

Oesterreich, Robert C Rochester, Minnesota 

Olson, Bruce P Fairmont, Minnesota 

Ondrusek, Augusten M Ford City, Pennsylvania 

Osborne, Alexander J. Peoria, Illinois 

Ottem, Garlun G Santa Cruz, California 

Owen, Terrell T Fort Worth, Texas 

Palmer, Lowell A La Porte, Indiana 

Paradis, Robert G Webster, Massachusetts 

Paul, Owen J Yakima, Washington 

Pautsch, John R Chicago, Illinois 

Payan, Robert L Orange, California 

Payne, Lawrence R El Dorado, Arkansas 

Perrine, John V Elizabeth, New Jersey 

Phillips, Joseph E Casey, Illinois 

Pizzuli, Robert C Cleveland, Ohio 

Podesta, Eugene T San Francisco, California 

Pollard, Pierre G Kendall, Wisconsin 

Potts, Harold F Dalton, Massachussetts 

Powell, William F New Albany, Mississippi 

Puckett, Robert L Los Angeles, California 

Quirk, Edward H.. Youngstown, Ohio 

Ragan, Donald W Davenport, Iowa 

Raikes, Glenn O Van Nuys, California 

Rain, Burton J Los Angeles, California 

Rankin, Robert A New Dord, Oklahoma 

Rasmusson, R. O Montesano, Washington 

Reavis, George D Shawnee, Oklahoma 

Reichert, John E San Antonio, Texas 

Reid, Earl C, Jr Concord, California 

Reid, Joseph B., Jr 6Louisville, Kentucky 

Reimer, Charles D Springdale, Pennsylvania 

Reynolds, Donald L Redlands, California 

Richardson, Wendall W San Jose, California 

Rodgers, Robert L Lebanon, Termessee 

Rogers, James A Handley, West Virginia 

Rohde, Frank G Columbus, Nebraska 

Rones, James M High Point, North Carolina 

Ross, Theodore B Wiscasset, Maine 

Rounds, Austin L Stoneham, Massachussetts 

Rowland, Charles E Middlesboro, Kentucky 

Saiko, Frank Osage, West Virginia 

Salem, Samuel J Lawrence, Massachussetts 

Sancken, Paul C Saunemin, Illinois 

Scarce, Charles E., Jr Lusk, Wyoming 

Schima, Lawrence V. Minniepolis, Minnesota 

Schmidt, George B Cincinnati, Ohio 

Schwartz, B. S Los Angeles, California 

Schweitzer, Joseph Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Scroggin, Etheridge N Stillwater, Oklahoma 

Sherman, Richard A Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania 

Shuff, Edward L Roanoke, Virginia 



Sisney. Eldon E Stisswater, Oklahoma 

Sizemore, Ellis B., Jr Coopers, West Virginia 

Smith, A. J Barbourville, Kentucky 

Smith. Harold E Wakefield. Rhode Island 

Smith. Laurence C Seattle, Washington 

Smith. Raymond O., Jr Maryville, Tennessee 

Smith. Robert W HarrLsburg, Pennsylvania 

Snider, Clifford E Seattle, Washington 

Stadelmeier. Heni-y C New York, New York 

Stephens. R. C Weiser, Idaho 

Stewart. Alfred W Jamaica, L.I., New York 

Sugden, Robert V Beverly Hills, California 

Sugden, William M Beverly Hills, California 

Surber. B. S La Fontaine, Kansas 

Szewczyk, Michael Delewanna, New Jersey 

Taft, Harrie M., Jr Providence, Rhode Island 

Taylor, Billie M Akron, Ohio 

Taylor, H. C. 

Thompson. Richard C ....Chula Vista, California 

Tolles, Philip C Seattle, Washington 

Tong, Arthur J Nashua, New Hampshire 

Town, C. R Fortuna, California 



Tucker, R. M Petersburg, Virginia 

Turk, Frank S Euclid, Ohio 

Tyree, G. D Delhi, California 

Van Cleave, Edward L Boulder, Colorado 

Vance, Clair Fairview, Utah 

Vermillion, Irwin R Santa Ana, California 

Von Plonski, John C Staten Island, New York 

Vuillemin, A. F Waco, Texas 

Watkins, W. N Lockhart, Texas 

Weeks, Wayne N South Wales, New York 

Weigner, Duane R Bronx "57," New York 

White, Ralph L N. Bennington, Vermont 

Whitelock, Quentin F Eugene, Oregon 

Wibben, John J Cincinnati, Ohio 

Wiess, Bruce C Columbus, Ohio 

Wilhite, Cecil F Birmingham, Alabama 

Williams, Reuben H., Jr Macon, Georgia 

Willnow, Misbert A Adrian, Michigan 

Wilson, Isaac H Charleston, West Virginia 

Wright, Robert D Toledo, Ohio 

Yardley, W. A Columbus, Ohio 








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Ryan Field 

HEMET, CALIFORNIA 



CtJkSf 41-1 

DEDICATION 

TO THE MEN THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE US 

"LAST MISSION" 

The Liberator's last engine was gunned up with a roar, 

As the bombardier and gunners stood beside their "24." 

The Tunisian moon cast shadows on the Liberator's crew 

And the African night sparkled from the flames the engines threw. 

The bomb bay doors were tightly locked, their grim cargo concealed. 

But no doors could hide the message that the men's faces revealed. 

This giant bird would soon arise and vanish in the night, 

Into skies with fighters waiting; into skies that flak made bright. 

The twenty-year-old bombardier lit up a cigarette — 

It was mission 23 for him — they hadn't got him yet. 

The Pratt and Whitney engines now hummed a deadly song; 

The ship was warm, the crew was tense; it wouldn't now be long. 

A shout above the roaring, came from Pilot Captain "Bo." 

The cigarettes were flipped away, the men were set to go. 

Their leather jackets glistened as they walked across the field 

Trying hard to hide the tension their expressions had revealed. 

The crew soon took their places and their hearts began to pound 

As the mighty Liberator roared across the hard-packed ground. 

The Sergeant on the rear gun waved, the ground crew men waved back 

As the twin-tailed giant lifted up and soared into the black. 

The erie black that held a fate, no one man could forsee. 

But each man felt that he'd be back, from mission twenty-three. 

With engines cut to cruising speed and level flight resumed, 

They started out across the sea toward where their target loomed. 

No "Jerry" fighters were aloft, the sea air was too still, 

But they felt the air was full of them each eager for the kill. 

The Navigator's gangly frame was bent across his charts 

Intent upon his job to guide his crew o'er unknown parts. 

But now he threw his compass down, took one deep breath and cried, 

"It's just ten miles away now, guys." — "We're ready," they replied. 

The ammunition case was checked, the turret guns were swung. 

No sound came from the black of night, yet still the motors sung. 



The Sergeant on the tail gun quietly began to hum, 

As he squatted there contentedly, just chewing on his gum. 

But suddenly he sat up straight and stared into the black. 

When the air around was lighted — an explosive burst of flak. 

The loud concussion shook the ship and smashed the gunner's nest, 

As the Sergeant slumped across his gun, in attitude of rest. 

The flak was bursting loudly now; there seemed to be no lull. 

The Flying Sergeant made no move — a bullet through his skull. 

Before ten minutes had elapsed, the ball turret was gone. 

The anti-aircraft from below had riddled Sergeant Vaughan. 

The Liberator swerved again and dived to dodge the flak; 

To avoid the searchlights from below that pierced the inky black. 

The pilot swerved, he dived and turned — no matter how he'd try, 

The searchlights still remained upon the lone plane in the sky. 

The target though, was now below — the Bombardier was set; 

The ship was now in his command, his job not started yet. 

The twenty-year-old set his Jaw, and bent across his sight, 

Then waited till his target hit his two cross hairs just right. 

One second now . . . and then he squeezed the button with his thumb 

And awaited several moments; the explosion that would come. 

An orange flame and then a roar — a second then went by 

Till a series of explosions rent the cold September sky. 

His target hit, the Bombardier now sat up in his seat 

As ear sets hummed with welcome news — "Our mission is complete." 

The flak was bursting round the plane— explosions split the air 

As the Pilot gripped the ship's controls and breathed a silent prayer. 

The mighty Liberator swerved and headed out to sea, 

But the searchlights never left the ship and flak burst steadily. 

The shore line batteries sent up blasts of thirty-three or more 

And four big shells collided with the mighty twenty-four . . . 

The engines coughed and stuttered as she went into a dive 

And here valiant crew began the struggle to escape alive. 

TTie ship was screaming seaward now — one moment — then she crashed 
And sent up smokey, foamy waves — her wings and motors smashed. . . . 
The waves closed in, the sea was calmed, the picture was serene 
And floating on the rippling waves, the Pilot's cap was seen. . . . 

A quiet ending, peaceful death closed over by the sea. . . . 

The death of nine courageous men— AND MISSION TWENTY-THREE. 



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MAJOR WILLIAM I. FERNALD 
Commanding Officer 




As Ryan Field fades into the past, 
making way for new acquaintances and 
new hopes, we will not forget those who 
helped up along the elevated road to wings. 
It is difficult to express in words the ap- 
preciation we held for you in memory of 
the services you extended to us and to 
former classes at Ryan. With regret we 
say good-by and wish you clear skies. 



LT. WALKER P. MULLEN 



Congratulations upon the 
successful completion of your 
primary course. Good luck 
and Godspeed to class 44-1 
as you move on to bas'c and 
to your future. 




LT. KENNETH C. BRUMM 



ADMINISTRATION 



Another class has passed through the 
halls of Ryan. It is like another page in a 
ship's log telling of no destructive storm 
nor of any special run of fair weather. But 
the spirit of cooperation between officers 
and men has made the journey pleasant, 
and the men now express appreciation for 
the spirit of service and friendship the 
officers have shown them. 




CAPT. F. W. DOOLEY 




CAPT. B. A. PEETERS 




LT. H. C. CULBERTSON 



LI. T. J. WEBB 



LT. H. GOLDBERG 



LT. RUSSELL MURPHY 



TACTICAL OFFICERS 




The task of fashioning 
officers out of men who eat, 
sleep and drink flying is no 
small one. We pay tribute 
to the officer of today who 
tailor the officers of to- 
morrow, and thank them for 
the manner in which they 
do it. 



LT. WILLIAM DOUGLASS 





LT. WILLIAM CYRIL 



LT. J. W. WILLIAMS 



FOREWORD 



This book is the sign post of a pleasant road. It has 
been difficult at times and some of us were forced to 
turn back. But somehow you and I made it, and now 
for a fleeting minute we pause to look back. In these 
pages you catch a glimpse of that road. Perhaps the 
years will slip by just as these few weeks have and by 
chance you will come across this sign post. It will be like 
meeting an old friend with whom you can wander back over 
that road to talk of the good old days. 

Take a final look, for it's time to shoulder your respons- 
ibility and continue the journey. God grant we meet 
again some day. 








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Meriden, Conn. 

B-26 




ABREU. ROBERT L. 

Oakland. Calif. 

A-20 

ANDERSON, ANDREW S. 

Crooltston, Minn. 

P-51 

APPEL. HERBERT J. 

Dubuque, Iowa 

B-29 

ASKWIG, GLENN W., LT. 
Billings, Mont. 



BACK, JOE T. 

Monticello, Ky. 

B-17 

BAILEY, DEVERE L. 

Tacoma, Wash. 

P-51 

BAILEY, GEORGE W. 
Scranton, Pa. 
B-26 



And, He Soloed! 





BEAUCHAMP, DARWIN D. 

Bellflower, Cal. 

P-38 





BIERETZ, LOUIS R. 
Baltimore, Md. 



BIERNAT, EUGENE N. 

Hamtramcit, Mich. 

B-29 

BLACKWELL. ARTHUR D. 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

BLACKWELL, BILLIE J. 

Lmpasas, Texas 

P-70 





BLAIR, MILTON C. 

San Fernando, Cal. 

A-20 

BLEASIUS, FRANCIS G. 
Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

CHANDLER, WILLIAM H. 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

P-51 

BORG, MATTHEW F. 

San Francisco, Cal. 

B-25 




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BORGESE, RUSSELL E. 

New York, N. Y. 

A-20 

BOWSER, QUINTEN C. 

Baltimore, Md. 

A-20 

BOYD, JOE W. 

Tulsa, Okla. 

P-38 

BRADEN, ROBERT W. 

Sherwood, Oregon 

B-25 



BROUGHAM, HERBERT C, LT. 

Richmond, Ca\. 

.B-29 

BROUILLETTE, LOUIS S. 

Murphysboro, III. 

B-25 

BURCHETTE, RICHARD G. 

Tujunga, Cal. 

A-20 



So you see, fellows, it is really very simple. 





CASSITY, VERLIN C 
- Vallejo, Ca 
A-26 




CERRETA, PETER A. 

New York, N. Y. 

P-38 

CHANCE. JOHN E. 

Augusta, Kan. 

P-51 

CHRISTOPHERSON, WM. J. 

Salt Late City. Utah 

P-61 



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CHU. EARL M. 

Nashville, Tenn. 

P-39 

CLEMENTS. JOSEPH J. 

IndianaDolis, Ind. 

B-26 

CLOES. LOREN D. 

San Diego. Cal, 

B-29 

COLE, JAMES H. 
Chamblee, Georgia 




DAVIS, RAY E., LT. 

Mollne, III. 

B-29 



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COUCIER, JAMES F. 

Somerset Centre, Mass. 

P-51 

CRONIN. PAUL R. 

Rochester, Minn. 

B-2b 

CURTIS. JOBE N. JR. 

Kosciusko, Miss. 

P-51 



INSPECTION— Yes sir! No sir! No excuse sir! 



CONNER, JOHN W., LT. 

Knoxville, Tenn. 

P-51 

CONWAY, NORVAL C. 

Huntington Park, Cat. 

P-61 

COOK, FLOYD T. 

Detroit, Mich. 
P-51 

COREY, ROBERT E. 

Campbell, N. Y. 

P-38 





EISENHOOD, OTIS W 

Oklahoma City, Olcla. 

C-54 




ESSER, THEODORE M. LT. 

Long Beach, Gal. 

A-20 

EVANS, JACK R. 

Marion, Ind. 

P-38 

r^rcON! RODNEY M. 

Sfln Mat^o. Cal. 

P-51 




FIELDS, JACK H. 

Houston, Texas 

P-38 

FINNEY. CHARLES E. 

San Mateo. Cal. 

B-17 

FLATO, WILLIAM B, 

El Paso. Texas 

P-38 

FLEISCHMANN, CHARLES E. 

Jollet. III. 

P-38 





GERMAIN, WILLIAM R. 

LaGrange, III. 

P-51 





GARDNPR^ HAROLD L. 
Redlands, Cal. 
P-51 

GEREMIA, EDWARD F. 

East Haven, Conn. 

P-38 




FLINT, KENNETH S. 

Lon^bard, III. 

P-51 

FORTNER, FARRIS D. 

Levy, Aric. 

P-51 

FOX, CLARENCE W. 

Long Beach, Cal. 

A-20 

FRAZER. RICHARD E. 

Aberdeen, Wash. 

A-20 



FRIEDELL, GEORGE E. 

Queens Village, N. Y. 

B-17 

GADDIS, NORMAN 

Knoxville, Tenn. 

P-51 

GANGL, LAWRENCE A. 

St. Paul, Minn. 

B-17 



DUAL TIME— It goes like this. 





Albuquerque. N. M. 
Pursuit 



TRAFFIC JAM — "Let's get those solo ships rolling 




HALLGREN. EARL M. 

Des Plaines, III 

A-20 

HANS, EUGENE, P. 

Buffalo, N. Y. 

P-51 



HARDY, MARVIN R. 

Memphis, Tenn. 

B-29 

HART, WILLIAM M. 

Orlando, Fla. 

P-38 

HATCH, BLAINE L 

Richfield, Utah 

P-51 

HAUGHT, BILLY J. 

Huntington, W. Va. 

P-38 








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JESSEN, LELAND R. 

Norfolk, Neb. 

A-20 




JAKEMAN. BROOKS R. 

Larchmonf. N. Y. 

A-20 

JASBIN, JESS J. 

Chicago, III, 

P-70 




HUBNER, GORDON R. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 

B-17 

SENBERG, NORMAN 

Galveston, Texas 

B-17 

JACQUES, RICHARD L. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

P-51 



Three men on a Ryan 



HENNIGER, DEAN J. 

Des Moines, Iowa 

C-54 

HILL, CLYDE A. 

Cedarville, Cal. 

P-51 

HOLDEN, EDWIN W. 

Newington, Conn. 

B-29 

HOLMES, GAIL G. 

Menoken, N. D. 

A-20 





JOHNSON, JAMES L. LT 

Brdinerd, Minn. 

B-24 



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JOHNSON, LESTER L 

Denver, Colo. 

P-38 

JONES, CHESTER C. 

Bremerton, Wash. 

A-26 




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KEAVY, ROBERT J. 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

P-38 

KEEHN, EUGENE W. 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

A-20 

KELLER, NORMAN W. 

New Haven, Conn. 

P-38 




KELLER, RALPH F. 

Ozette, Wash. 

P-38 

KELLEY, DAN T. 

Kalamazoo, Mich. 

P-51 

KING, ROBERT L. JR. 

Charloftesville, Va. 

P-47 

KLEIN, JULIAN L. 
Easton, Md. 





KRUSE, KENNETH 

LaPorte City, Iowa 

P-51 

LaFORTE, JAMES E. 

St. Paul, Minn. 

P-38 

LAUDENSLAGER. W. G. 

Scenic. S. Dale. 

P-38 

LEINEN. JOHN R. 

Rochester. N. Y. 

P-61 



LINFORD, NEWEL H. 

Afton, Wyo. 

B-17 

LUDWIG, JOHN W. 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

P-70 

LUNN, CLAR/v'CE A. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

A-20 



CHECK RIDE— Yeah, I guess you passed It O.K. 





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MEACHAM, PAUL G. 

Meady, Texas 

P-51 










MICHAL, REX ROY 

Houston, Texas 

B-26 

MICHELS, NOAL S. 

Hiawatha, Kansas 

B-17 




MILLER, HAROLD J. 

Cleveland. Ohio 

A-20 

MILLER, KENNETH B. 

Mexico, Mo. 

B-17 

NEWBEGIN, FRANCIS N. LT. 

Portland, Maine 

B-29 





NICKOLAISEN, HOWARD L. 

Roy, Utah 

P-38 

O'CONNEL, V. D. LT. 

OLMSTEAD, EUGENE W. 

Cooperstown, N .Y. 

P-38 

OSBORNE, LEWIS F. 

Covington, Ky. 

P-51 



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Ansted, W. Va. 

P-38 


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PRING, JOHN H. 

Oakland, Cal. 

P-38 




OUIGLEY, JOHN J 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

B-29 


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PEniS. KENNETH E. 

Grass Valley, Cal. 

B-25 




PLUMMER, EMORY R. LT. 

Missoula, Mont. 

B-24 




POFFINBARGER, L D. 

Casey, III. 

P-51 




POOLEY, FARRAND L. 
Walled Lake, Mich. 
B-17 






ROBERTSON, LOWELL B. 

Spearnnan, Texas 

B-25 



REILLY, GENE L. 

Pelham, N. Y. 

B-17 

RIGLER, WILLIAM D. 

Daly City, Cal. 

P-38 



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Van Nuys, CaL 

C-47 

SCHLECHT, ELWIN D. 

VVashtucna, Wash. 

B-25 




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Milwaukee, Wis. 

P-51 




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Eureka, CaL 

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Spokane, Wash. 

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VAIL, EDWARD C. 

Alhambra, Cal. 

C-54 

VOSS, ROBERT W. 

Burbank, Cal. 

A-20 



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SNYDER. WILLIAM C. JR. 

Chicago, III. 

P-51 

SOUTHWORTH, GEOFFREY 

Chicago, III. 
P-38 

SOVERNS, GLEN A. 

Bell, Cal. 

P-51 

SPICKA. JAMES A. 

Chicago. III. 

B-17 



THOMPSON, NORRIS E. 

McMinnville, Oregon 

B-24 

BOGGS, BERNARD C. 

McRoss, W. Va. 

P-47 

TOURTELLOT, LOREY G. 

Baldwinsville, Mass. 

P-39 

TRBOYEVICH, ALEXANDER 

Bovey, Minn. 

P-38 




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Los Angeles, Cal. 

A-17 








WHITE, ROBERT W. 

Dearborn, Mich. 

B-17 

WILLIAMS, ANDREW L. 

Jackson, Tenn. 

B-25 

WOOD, JAMES I. 

Macon, Sa. 

P-38 

WOODMAN, BENJAMIN E. 

Hawthorne, Cal. 
A-20 



WORTHEN, CHARLES E. 

Flint, Mich. 

P-51 

YOUNG, H. H., 2nd Lt. 

Port Arthur, Texas 

B-29 

YUNCK, III, J. A., 1st Lt 

South Orange, N. J. 

B-29 

ZELEZNOK, JOSEPH JR. 

Garfield, N. J. 

P-38 




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Athletic Director 




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ground, doesn't it? 



PHYSICAL TRAINING 





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THE GREAT WALL 





SGT. KRISTO SUGICH 



WHEE-e-e-e, LOOK AT THE MONKEYS' 




MEDICAL 
STAFF 




CAPT. T. R. STEPMAN 



CART. L J. BRETHOUR 




HOSPITAL STAFF, left to right— Pvt. Bosworth, Pfc. Schrader, T/5 Ryner, Sgt. O'Brien, 

Cpl. Ellis. Pvt. Garlick. 



LINK TRAINER 




BOTTOM ROW, left to right: Peter Morris, S. Gaede, H. Hinkson, Chester, Wolber. STANDING: Sgt. Taa. R. F. 
Smith, Jack Helfend, L. Fox, J. W. Trotter. G. McCann. 




CHECK PILOTS 





CAPT. VERN H. MURDOCK 
Acting Commanding officer 



LT. JOSEPH BENNETT 
Air Inspector 



Assistant Air Corp Supervisors 




LT. CHAS. MOHLER 




LT. FORD SEXTON 




LT. GILBERT QUANTZ 




PAUL E. WILCOX, Resident Manager; CHARLES W. EVANS, Director of Flying 



RYAN 





J. C. KUMLER 
Group Commander 



R. Y. HUFFMAN 
Group Commander 





GERTRUDE PARKER 



HELEN HASLAM 




DISPATCHERS 




HAROLD A. SMITH 



JEAN BADER 




Standing left to right: Mr. Morrie Pennell, Instructor; Mr. Charles Eddins, Instructor; Mr. Stephen Bruff, Weather Dept. Head and 
Instructor: Mr. Hale Landry. Navigation Dept. Head and Head of Instructors; Mr. Guy Zug. Instructor. Seated left to right: Mr. A. 
Martin Weidinger. Director of Ground School; Mr. Jannes H. Keesee, Instructor; Mr. Harry G. Raine, Engine Dept. Head and Instruc- 
tor; Mr. Leverett F. Bristol. Recognition and Code Dept. Head and Instructor; Mr. Allan Woolfolk, Airplane Dept. Head and Instructor. 
Absent when picture taken. 



GROUND SCHOOL 



Nine doctors, nine specialists, looked at the case. Could he be 
saved or was It hopeless? Each did what he could to save the boy. 
The case Is not common and is generally more apt to be fo;ti,d in times 
of war. Briefly, the case history is about a boy who thought the rudder 
turned the airplane, the stick caused the plane to climb, that the engine 
could take care of itself, and that clouds were playthings. To this date 
the specialists have been working on him for nine v/eeks and the boy 
has shown good progress. 

Could he be saved? Well, the case Isn't closed, but is pretty 
definate that he is out of immediate danger. This is a real triumph for 
science and the Army Air Corps. 



"DEAR DIARY" 



March 13, 1944 Dear Diary 

Arrived a+ Ryan today — broke my goggles first thing. See, this 
cadet life is the nuts! 

March 25, 1944 Dear Diary 

Passed my pre-solo cross check today — and ground looped on three 
approaches. Gave the gossport a tug and pulled the check pilots head 
smack against the crash pad. Gee, this cadet life Is the nuts! 

March 27, 1944 Dear Diary 

Soloed today! Tore the landing gear off on the top of the tower 
on the approach, came in under power, landed on my belly over the 
white line against a red light — gee, this cadet life is the nuts! 

March 31, 1944 Dear Diary 

Second solo today! Did a snap roll at 100 feet over the main air- 
drome, lost 200 feet of altitude and paid two gophers a visit in their 
home under the mat! Gee this cadet life is the nuts! 

April 5, 1944 Dear Diary 

hiad my cross country today and flew into the San Diego airport 
for laughs. Came back an hour late and landed against three red flags 
and a crash truck! Gee this cadet life is the nuts! 

April 10, 1944 Dear Diary 

Had an army check ride today. Gave the guy a beaut'ful ride! 
Did "S" turns up the main drag of Hemet at 100 feet, came back to 
the field, jumped out of the ship without unfastening gossports, hung 
by my ears over the side, counted "three" and pulled my rip cord — 
Gee this cadet life is the nuts! 



April 12, 1944 Dear Diary 

Gee, this A.M. school is the nuts! 





INSPIR 








AT IONS 








■ >. ^ L< . u »i r H i> l BHL.U,u l JlW II | l||IWlM 1 1 1 





SQUADRON I 




Standing left to right: J. C. 
Maston; R. L. Quinn, Flight 
Commander; R. E. Knowles. 
Flight Commander; J. C. Rlne- 
hart. Seated left to right: L A. 
Stater; J. S. Gaddis; L. S. 
Rothal; J. Simpson, Squadron 
Commander; D. G. Nunley; 
J. C. Raymond; E. C. Townsend. 




MOTTO: 

"fROn P05SIBIL(TY ^' 
TO ACTUALITY. " 



Standing left to right: J. M. 
Manuzick. E. V. Sheely. W. C. 
Van Hook. E. L. Neal. M. L 
Barger. M. E. Lambert. Seated 
left to right: R. L. Fortson, C. 
D. Fairbanks. L: M. Venable, 
Flight Commander; L. C. Mer- 
genthal, Squadron Commander; 
R. Porter, Flight Commander; 
R. E. Gem Berlin g. K. D. Moore. 




SQUADRON II 



SQUADRON V 




Standing left to right: F. Du- 

Bois, A. P. Daniels, B. P. Nance. 
J. Hawn, D. H. S+ratton. Seated 
left to right: E. Sturdivant, E. 
T. Dimoch, J. E. Hart, Fliqht 
Commander; L. J. Cooper, 
Squadron Commander; J. F. 
Ma + hews. Flight Commander; W. 
L Lewis. 




7TCIR MOTTO: 

"fROM POSSIBILITY ^ 
TO ACTUALITY." 



Standing left to right: R. C. 
Mannagh, R. Chadwick. Seated 
left to right: D. H. Winkler, W. 
C. Bouch, Flight Commander; 
W. B. Scheifele, Squadron Com- 
mander; J. C. Grady, Flight 
Commander; B. F. Douglass, A. 
Joel, W. D. Tyree. missing in 
picture. 




SQUADRON VI 



SQUADRON 




ROW I, left to right: G. E. Nordeen, D. N. Van Buren, F. P. Leipzig, G. E. McAlister, E. Reitzenstein, E. D. Evanoff, W. T. Ball. R. J. 
Bryan. J. F. Kelly, N. F. Gergen, J. G. Morale, Jr.. L D. Coate. Jr., C. L. Hill, W. A. Berry, D. J. Cutler, W. H. Weatherly. C. F. Stutz, Jr. 
ROW 2: R. Zimmerman, V. E. Ohienlcamp, R. L. Mullins, J. R. Van Anda, W. W. Spradley. L. W. Lear, A. K. Kutchera, E. D. Beauchamp, 
J. J. Fuller, N. L Brenning, G. F. Hellen. D. H. Hart, L A. Feathers, J. J. Pasko, W. A. Mahoney, O. J. Bierschwale. ROW 3: A. J. 
Sadowski. F. H. Nelson, K. H. Wilson, S. H. Wendler, R. C. Shaw, G. W. Schumpert, J. G. Hagerty, F. W. Goodwyn, D. E. Akers, 
J. K. Goetz, J. I. Roberts, T. P. Fisher, J. W. Graves, J. DeYoung, J. W. Driskell. 



SQUADRON IV 




ROW I, lett to right: C. F. Schall C. D. Sims, D. C. Thomas. D. A. White, E. W. Miller. M. R. Harrell. R. F. Cross, R. N. Brown, 
N. H. Johnson. B. Gale, V. N. Bowles. V. D. Fletcher, R. A. Good. E. M. Dubuque, J J. Murphy. ROW 2: R. F. McKinney P. R. Rikley, 
M. J. Oughton. W. C. Walker, R. T. Patterson, W. T. Mapel, J. C, Lillevold, W. J. Grisham, F H. Gietzel, W. D. Baxter, E. E. Cobb, 
D. P. Arnell, A. R. Webber. W. S. Lowe. ROW 3: A. Kuzmuk, K. E. Rodd, J. R. Thomas, R. E. Wilson. A. W. Olson, W. E. Buerkie, 
L D. Kerr, J. W. Boynton, S. H. Hughes, D. A. Gorman, A. J. Marty, F. M. Billups. 



SQUADRON VII 




ROW I, left to right: E. J. Padden, H. P. Hamblen. J. C. Jenkins, E. G. Gallant, J. H. Wall, L M. Brownell, C. G. Tippett, E. F. 
Trouqhton, J. G. Miller, H. B. Winters, W. T. Krumland, L. C. Webber, Jr., A. L Willianns, R. W. Miller. ROW 2: J. O. Hessler, E. 
J. Riller, W. A. Goswick, F. L. Goode, E. V. Doty, J. J. Burgess. O. F. Campbell, I. R. Hasenoehal, M. L. Dunfield. H. R. McNiel. 
C. E. Neberqall. L W. Mark. G. H. Boyce. E. E. Lehmers. Hoffman. ROW 3: R. A. Gilbert. L B. Ferrey, D. E. Fay. D. C. Daniel. A. 
Baiema. E. G. Hyatt, R. L. Collie, R. L. Davidson. R. F. Rolf. F. A. Luscombe. M. B. Jones. A. G. Pearce. J. A. Paine. 



SQUADRON VIII 




ROW 1. left to right: J. T. Moore. B. N. Latuor. P. E. Taylor. C. E. Wiedebusch. L P. Tuckness. F. E. Zaioudek. H. W. Swalley. W. R. 
Kush. H. M. Bergh, J. A. Lantz. L G. Deterding. E. W. Bradshaw. F. J. Boyd. ROW 2: D. B. Wann. D. J. Martin. K. R. Week. C. H. 
Morrison. C. Pofeet. J. H. Risken. J. L. McRae. G. E. Nettum. J. D. Graham. A. G. Gauger. R. J. Chesmar. C. F. Hester. E. T. Park. 
ROW 3: J. F. Slack. C. A. Luca. W. N. Smiih. F. J. Quealy. C. S. Francis. R. C. Elliot, H. C. Fessard, J. A. Brunnemer, C. P. Lustgarten. 
J. E. Hashon. H. D. Hanson. R. F. Baker. 



Welcome to Ryan Field 



Climbing off the S. I. stage coach that plows between Santa Ana 
and hHemet ever month, I brush off the dust and eye my new home. 
Where am I? No Barracks, green grass, flowers — heck, this is the wrong 
place. I get back on the bus and settle down to continue on the trial. 
After sitting on the bus for five minutes and noting that we're still here 
I begin to wonder. Suddenly a plane flies overhead, another ship and 
another. Can this be true? Is this Ryan Field — wow! Where's my 
barracks bag? Gathering my golf clubs, tennis racket, radio, barracks 
bag, bomb sight, desk, overcoat, bunk, etc., I get into formation. Off 
^^''6 go into the wild un''Oovvn yonder. . . . 

Orientation, I guess that's what its called. Rooms, bedding, buddies, 
lectures, lectures. Just like the time I joined Uncle Sammies boys back 
in the 20th century. Here it's a little different, though. I'm an aviator 
and to prove it I wear goggles. One thing I can't figure out, I thought 
we're supposed to wear them over our eyes — well, what are they doing 
around my neck? Clearing turns, that's another aeronautical term. The 
correct procedure is to lift both arms and glance under — see, I'm 
progressing. I guess maybe I ought to get my wings soon — no sense 
in wasting time. 

What? Some more lectures. Well, here I go again. I guess that's 
Lt. Douglass and Lt. Cyril over there. Well, settle back guys, here is 
that dry old stuff again, hley, wait a minute, what's he doing at the 
piano? Look at that other officer. What's the matter with them? 
Maybe it's pilot fatigue. One is singing and the other is tickling the 
piano keys. What a post! Let me off! I can't take it. Gee, that's 
a deal — officers letting their hair down, hlic! I guess this is that special 
service lecture they talked about. Oh boy, special service — that's 
the deal. 

Well, I guess it's time to hit the old sack. What a day! Stage 
coach to Hemet, barracks bags, cottages, room mates, two officers in 
a vaudville show — is this a place. They even have airplanes here. 

You know guys, if it weren't for my 73 tours, I think I might like this 
place. Taps blares forth and the new class starts out right. Snoring 
in cadence, then do justice to the old sack. Yep, Ryan Field has a 
new class. 



Solo, or. All Alone and Lonely 



Well, here I am again — good ole A-2. Yup, Mr. N's really giving 
me the business today. Nose up, wings level, nose down, drift cor- 
rection, wings level, right rudder, left rudder, gear up, bombs away, 
water off, tallyho . . . the fox, get the head out — whoa, I surrender. 

"Taxi over to the st^ge house, Umbrlago," the gosports mutter. 
I taxi over to the spot, sock brakes and nearly nose over. Mr. N gives 
me a piercing glance and I look as meek as possible because — what's he 
doing? He's getting out! Oh no, he can't do that. Don't leave me, 
I'm too young . . . wait, I got an idea. Run for it. I'll make my break — 

"Well, Umbriago, no sense in killing both of us so I guess you might 
as well take it up alone." 

"Me?" I swallow hard. "Now?" 

"Yep." Mr. N replies, holding me down in the cockpit. Sweat 
trickles down my collar, htow can I do it? Shall I tell him I have a wife 
and ten kids. Maybe he'll have pity. Maybe he'll — 

"Keep your head out and remember, your throttle is your best 
friend. Good luck." 

"Good luck" — never did those words mean so much, and I'll need it. 

Resigned to my fate, I taxi over and take off — at least that's what 
the book calls it. Gad, look at that front cockpit. It seems so big! 
Oh, oh, there's another ship about ten miles away. Maybe I'd better 
turn. Ouch, my neck. I guess it was never made to move so much. 
Look at that hard land way down there. Land, that reminds me. I 
have to land this thing. Well, here goes. So long Mom and Dad . . . 
maybe I'll get the Purple hieart. Lets see, what did he say? Oh, nose 
down, normal glide, break the glide. Watch it. Stick back. Shall I 
jump now or wait? No, just a — can it be? Yes, I made it; I'm on the 
ground! Terra firma, good ole Mother Earth. 

Yippee ... I soloed, and all alone, too. See, no hands! (as I ground 
loop 180°). . . . 

"You feel O.K. now, Umbriago?" Mr. N says as he hands me a glass 
of water. 

"Yes Sir." I moan through parched lips. "What happened?" 

"V/ell, boy, vou did it. You soloed!" 

Yeah, I soloed. So what? SOLOED! So that's what happened. 
Whew. What a day! 

"How was it, Umbriago?" The boys in my cabin ask me. 

"It's a cinch, a snap." I reply (famous little white lies). "Hot Pilot's" 
the name. A^C Umbriago, "H. P." 



soloe 



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30 HOUR CHECK 



This is one of the days you've been waiting and sweating out. "To 
wash or not to wash, that is the question." 

The first impression of a check pilot is a character with horns and 
a spiked tail. Confidentially that doesn't improve much until you are 
ready to leave primary. When it's too late, naturally, you find out he's 
a swell fellow and has helped you a lot. 

You take off and things go good until you start the first turn out 
of traffic. "Do you make a habit of turning in front of planes?" I look 
back. Where the hell did that come from, it wasn't there a minute ago? 

We get up high enough and I do a steep turn losing about 400 feet 
in the process. The pilot doesnf say anything, but I bet he's thinking 
plenty (so am I). There ought to be a law against these thermals in 
the training area. While I'm thinking about that, a B-24 sneaks up on 
us and we're almost sucked into an air scoop before I can get away. 

I do four or five lazy eights that a 15-hour student could have done 
better. Then he cuts the throttle and says, "Forced landing." There's 
a field as big as LaSuardia port right under me but it is too close to 
see. I spot a field between two big hills, so I head for it. "What 
about flaps?" This jars me awake just in time to get a glimpse of a 
navy fighter doing barrel rolls around me. I think nasty things about the 
navy and fresh young guys like him. Then, I dream about my wings and 
when I'll get a chance to do the same thing. 

As I'm about to set her down I notice something funny about the 
field. Not humorous either, because there are irrigation ditches across 
it! I mentally cuss the chamber of commerce and wonder why Congress 
let such a dry, sunbaked place in the union to begin with. 

We come back to the field and land (I almost ground looped, some- 
body must have thrown their gum out on the mat). The pilot talks to 
me for a long time. Hie finally tells me that I passed, but he can't 
figure out why he is so generous. 

The earth turns and I go on my way thinking I'm a hot pilot. The 
pilot goes his way thinking that maybe I won't kill myself before I 
get to Basic. 







CROSS COUNTRY 



One hand drags a 'chute and the other clutches a knee board. Not 
the kind of knee board floor scrubers use; this one is strapped onto the 
leg above the knee and contains the most valuable sort of data. For 
instance, that zig-zag line there is my flight path, that means that is 
where I'm supposed to fly. 

See those mountains over there? That's where I'm going to fly 
until I run across a little town, and you know how many little towns 
California has, even in the desert. Oh, didn't you know there was a 
desert over there? Its a good place for forced landings, there being 
no hills in the way. There's the ship I'm going to fly. Bombs! Of course 
you can't see any bombs, they are in the luggage compartment. Give 
me a crank, will you, and make sure the gasoline and oil are up 'cause 
I'd feel kind of embarassed walking across the desert with my airplane 
on my back. I wonder what Columbus was thinking about In '92. Oh, 
this is a pretty reliable chart all right. 

Let's see now, the true course Is 352 degrees, wonder what that 
compass course is in there for. . . . I'll have to ask Mr. Zug when I get 
back. Funny how these ground school Instructors seem to know so 
much about flying. I had to smile when Mr. Zug said to watch out for 
wind drift 'cause I remember Mr. Landry saying the airplane knows 
no wind. 

I wonder where I'm supposed to land, he never said, hie said 

something about a rendezvous somewhere but I can't just say where. 

That must be Banning alright, but where's the airport? Oh, there it is, 
this must be the meeting place. 

Forced landing, sir? No sir, I'm waiting for my instructor. 



THE PILOT'S PSALM 



The Lord Is my pilot, I shall not crash, 

He maketh me to fly in fair skies, 

hHe leadeth me down to smooth landings, 

hHe restoreth my soul. 

Yea, though I fly through a hail 

Cf steel and death 

I will fear no Evil 

For God is with me. 

hlis plan and purpose, they comfort me. 

He spreadeth out a landing for me 

Even in the midst of mine enemies. 

hHe covereth my breast with decorations. 

My luck runneth over. 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me 

All the days of my life. 

And I shall fly in my fathers sky forever. 

— Anonym^ 




FLYING TODAY 



or 



WHAT'S THE USE 



The growth of flying In the brief period 
which spans my own life is a matter of 
great interest to me. Sometimes I sit and 
think about It for hours at a time. "hHow 
flying has grown!" I muse, "hHow flying 
has grown!" I can remember when its 
only function was for young cadets to scare 
the dickens out of the farmers' cows, . . . 
now they scare the farmers. I was never 
very good at It owing to weak ankles which 
bent at right angles whenever I pushed on 
the rudder pedals. I was all right flying 
straight and level or gliding along, but let 
me make a turn and bendo, out they would 
go. This made me more or less unfit for 
combat duty and forced me to take up 
drinking. 

And then came professional flying with 
the construction of mammouth airfields 



such as Laguardia Field, Newark port and 
A-5. hlowever this is all beside the point. 
Now I have invented a training plane of 
my own. By passing ammonia through 
pipes, and one thing and another, the 
result Is much the same as jet propulsion. 
It works just the same, it looks just the same, 
the principle Is just the samf^. in fact it 
is jet propulsion, except that — well, as 
matter of fact, although I invented the 
thing, I can't explain It, and what's more 
I don't want to explain It. If you don't 
already know what jet propulsion Is, I don't 
care If you never know. 

In the course of human events I must 
leave you to travel on to Basic alone un- 
fettered by human hypothises. In other 
words you must learn to pick this stuff up 
as you go along. 





TO A SWELL GUY 

(TO OUR INSTRUCTORS) 

Goodbye, dear friend, we said goodbye 

and left wifh Spartan valor, 
Without a tear, with unseen gulp and 

cheeks of growing pallor. 
We did not utter heartfelt words, nor give 

that firm embrace, 
So write we must to let you know, in our 

hearts, a "swell guy" has his place, 
To many a friend, to relatives, too, no 

greater compliment could be paid to you, 
The term "swell guy" may vernacular be. 
But implies so much your fine personality, 
So here's to you friend! you're now in the 

fray, 
HHold your chin way up, that's a swell guy's 

way, 
Remember, we're with you thru thick and 

thru thin. 
We're in this war, and we've just got to 

win. 
You have our real love and our faith will 

always be 
Wherever you're sent. God bless you 

and keep you always a swell guy. 



"A FABLE FOR FLEDGLINGS" 

The Eagle perched in his rocky nest. 
And preened his feathers and puffed his chest. 
He cleared his throat 'fore he spoke a word 
And looked full grave at the Dodo-bird. 

hHis air was strong, the Dodo's meek, 

But his old eyes flashed as he turned to speak: 

"I understand," he began to say, 

"You're bent on trying your wings today. 

The earth's grown cramped and you yearn to roam 

Past time and space, call the spheres your home; 

You crave the lone, lost expanse of sky; 

WITH WINGS WERE YOU BORN, WITH WINGS MUST YOU FLY, 

More dear than life shall your wings now be 

So if e'er you give them, give carefully; 

And lose them not, for their loss means yours 

Think well what risk such a gift incurrs 

Your means to soar to the soar-free lands 

Will be, henceforth, in another's hands. 

So squander vows, be false with rings — 

But give your heart when you give your wings!" 

The wise old bird cocks his head and sings: 

"OH, GIVE YOUR HEART WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR WINGS!" 



ON TO BASIC 



The takeoff could hardly be felt and in the cool of the morning we 
climbed smoothly and quickly. The engine sounded good and down 
below the cows went on grazing for the flight of this plane was not 
unusual. But it was unusual; it was the last flight that primary trainer 
and I would ever have. . . . Strange what you will think when you come 
to a bend in the road; you're eager to get on but still you have to pause, 
look back and pay tribute. There is that road below us obscured by 
morning haze and brightened by morning sunlight. Not long ago it 
didn't look near so pleasant; I hadn't noticed the Eucalyptus trees or 
the car creeping along. And that little bridge hadn't struck me as very 
charming. Somehow distance adds beauty and now as I look back at it 
and the Eucalyptus trees and the creeping vehicle 1 am pleased. I'm 
glad I can look at things from a way off and I'm glad they look much 
nicer that way because I'll see more of them. Not the same ones, 
but others like them. 

As I see other scenes like them, and hear my engine, and see my 
wings tilt in the early morning light, I can remember with kind of an 
exhilaration my primary days. 





CONTACT STAFF 

Editor A/C Gail G. Holmes 

Cartoonist AC Eugene Reilley 

Photographers AC Richard L. Jacques 

Sgt. Earl Moore 

Writers A/C Billy J. Haught 

AC Julian R. Aberman 

Technical Advisor Lt. Williann Douglass 

Dedication Poem by, A C Eugene Reilley 



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