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News In the -- V r the I 77 VOL, 1, NO. 5 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1943 HILL FIELD, OGDEN, UTAH Designate Ogden Air Service Command - As AAF Hero Col. Lynch Gives Air Medal to 0M'4 Si I5ee una jragc, wi. "1 It took the C EBERHART Honor Roll is probably. didate, check to show that he Hill Field's No. 1 can- nnrn fin 1) of-1- ch axis-hel- "high-rankin- 1'"' I, i jUll J. E. KELTY Devises better ays of doing things with practical fanning and voee worker cooperation. page two, col. 2) tr 40 Suggestion ' Boxes Placed SoE 5 EY eAdeVeloped anoth Th in new flucsrestion boxes for civilians which have appeared all over Hill Field carry tne promise of a 25 war bond, which will be awarded if suggestions meet with approval and are adopted. The committee which has been net un to consider suzeestions on the basis of merit and feasibility consists of Major Jack M. lott, E. G. Dossey, CAC headquarters; Jack R. Faust, maintenance; and G. K. Taylor, supply division. All suggestions must be signed with the employes name, division, and unit. Special blanks for the suggestions are on the racks next to each suggestion dox. laeas mai are patentable will be returned if His training request for return is submitted with here hve the suggestion itself. call from our - 440 Dwellings to ASSIGNED HERE SSI8 tfte 88th Depot - Go Up in Ogden St..:? this week was 10 Wv Wrl S Lie, Ported SutJ- Can- - Pickett, who re- - f 89th RePfllr Squadron. Cant JosePh A- Ly"ch - now assigned Base Squadron. New ftf Week lnni,,liCOr assisnments last Second Lieutenant Hh V AAB- - Hill Field, Physicni f Lieutenanf raminS officer; Second the 3l"t AirGeT?rge C" Thomson, to Depot Group. to the 482 22' U r- - T7e; Solution of the crucial Hill Field lubor problem appeared a step nearer today with the approvalto under the Lanham act of plans construct 440 temporary dwelling units In Ogden for the use of workers. negro and Mexican contained in a The news was Elbert Senator Utah from telegram D. Thomas to Mayor Harman D. as to Peery. Detailed information Bites and exact nature of the umts to be built was not immediately available. 2 Post School Head Give Food Stamps Summoned By ASC To Men on Leave Ration Certificate W. E. Dewey Leaves Again to Aid in To Be Obtained Right Here on Post Industrial Training For the second time within the past six months, William E. Dewey, civilian head of Hill Field's Post schools and an authority on industrial training, yesterday left for Patterson Field, the headquarters of the Air Service Command, where he has been summoned in connection with the ASC nation-wid- e training program. He plans to be gone for at least 30 days. It was the work done at the Ogden Air Depot, each step supervised by Mr. Dewey, that attracted wide attention to his training methods and led, on March 26 of this year, to its formal adoption throughout the ASC. On that date, while Mr. Dewey was at Patterson Field on his last trip, the forma Walorder was issued by Maj.-Geter H. Frank, commanding general, of the proordering the adoption orgram through th$ world-wid- e heads. he ganization The program is to be extended to about 36,000 supervisors in all plants and indepots, stallations under the jurisdiction of the Air Service Command. Three basic courses have been prepared by Mr. Dewey, under the general title of supervisor training. They are: 1. Job management training. 2. Problems of handling employes. 3. The supervisor as an instructor. The program he has sponsored and developed at Hill Field during the past 18 months takes into consideration the acute shortages-imen and material. "Wherever possible, get the work done withnhe people you have," has become the slogan of the Air Service Command n. sub-depo- ts, n everywhere. Hill Field wishes Mr. Dewey all the success in the world, for his undertaking is one sure to be measured by the continued success of the American Air Forces wherever they are operating. It is part of the program to "Keep 'Em Fly- Enlisted men at Hill Field on leave for three days or more may obtain food ration stamps for ex tra food before leaving the post as soon as final instructions are received from Washington, it was announced today by Base Special e. Service Officer Lieutenant Dom-ingu- Previous to this time one week was the minimum period for which extra food certificates could be granted. Last week, in line with the new war department policy to grant more frequent but shorter fur loughs, the office of price administration liberalized its regulations and cut to 72 hours the minimum food allowance period. This order is effective today. Significance of the new rule is that men home on short leave will not eat into the subsistence amount of food allowed families under the nation-wid- e rationing program. The new plan also helps to cut red tape for service men, as they will no longer have to look up their local food rationing board in order to get certificates. This can all be done right at this base. Redesignation of Ogden Air De pot Control Area Command as the Ogden Air Service Command, was announced last Friday by Colonel Morris Berman, commanding of ficer, in response to an order from the war department. Thus OADCAC now becomes OASC. The change in name was made to associate the various depot areas with the parent Air Service Command, which is headquarters for 11 such areas in the United States. Ogden Air Service Command in over cludes a network of five states and parts of three others as well as the main installation at Hill Field. The OASC is a counterpart "of industrial supply and maintenance organizations, pre dominantly staffed by civilian war workers. Largest Air Command The Air Service Command is the largest of all the commands in the army air forces, in terms of per sonnel. It's mission is to furnish supplies and maintain in working order military airplanes all over the world, to "Keep 'Em Flying.'--' Predecessor of the ASC was a relatively minor section in the Engineering Division of the air corps. With increasing war preparation and growing awareness of the magnitude of the undertaking, ASC came into its own and became a command component of the AAF in October, 1941, and its importance was again emphasized In the March, 1942, reorganization of the air forces. 7 New Officers Arrive at Field New officer arrivals on the field during the past week are the fol lowing: Captain Roland P. Prick-et- t, of Springfield, Mass.; Captain Ernest T. Van Brunt of Denver, Colo.; First Lieutenant Bertrand J. Nimphius, whose home town is New York; Second Lieut. Kenneth R. Porter, from Ogden, Utah; Second Lieutenant Paul A. Drickery, who hails from Rapid. City, S. D.; Second Lieutenant Carroll V. Gal- breath, from Denver, Colo.; and WOJG Robert A. Palenske, of Iowa. ing." Ocheyedan, Graveyard Shift Is Reduced in Ogden AirtheDepot of Other officer arrivals of the week included: Second Lieutenants St. Louis A. Estes H, Victor F. Swyden, Frank Werner, Rulon J.'Yorgason, Varnel L. Beach, Walter D. Miller, and W. O. (j.g.) Thomas C. Sorensen. W. O. (j.g.) Sorensen entered the service in October, 1942, prior to which time he was planning supervisor at Hill Field in the Maintenance 'Division. He has many friends here having attended East high in Salt Lake City and University of Southern California. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Sorensen of Tooele, Utah. Two other Utah men are Lieutenant Estes from Maena. and Lieutenant Yorgason from Ogden. eri command. (See this page, col. 3) War Department in ' Order to Change OADCAC to OASC " manding officer of the Hill Field Air Base, presented to the parents of Sergeant Dale Markland, of Ogden, missing in action since February 16, an Air Medal for heroism in "five combat missions over enemy occupied continental Europe." While three of Hill Field's squadron?, the 88th, 89th, and 319th, stood at attention, Colonel Lynch pinned the medal to the left breast of Kendall W. Markland, father of . Sergeant Markland. Friends and relatives of Sergeant Markland attended the ceremony. Sergeant Markland, gunner on a bomber, was reported missing by the war department while on a bombing mission over an undisd closed area of Europe. Only a few days before Sergeant Markland had himself been decorated with high honors. Barely Made Island In January of this year Sergeant Markland was the gunner on a g flying fortress which took a U. S. official" from Britain to the famed Casablanca conference and back. On the return for trip the big bomber was lost bad hours in heavy fog and weather and- - finally made an emergency landing in North Ireland with only 45 minutes' gas supply left. Award of the Air Medal was made to Mr. Markland at the direction of the president of the United States. Following the presentation of the award the parents of the missing gunner stood with Colonel Lynch as the troops of the three squad rons passed in review and the band played. Sergeant Dale Markland was born near Ogden on Sept 2, 1917. Last August he graduated from the gunnery school at Las vegas, top-not- M. Decided for t In a simple yet impressive military ceremony here yesterday afternoon, Colonel F. D. Lynch, com- Air Medal. Under extreme difficulties workinsofar as dragging the plane to went forward this week as three shore is concerned, Is the further units of the 31st ADG doubled a landing gear became fact that their efforts to salvage the 5 in lpcked which army bomber raising operations. , ; crashed Salt lake on Easter day. Under the direction of Major Fickle weather, changing from James E. Catlin, a large main raft day to day and from hour to hour, consisting of 32 barrels, with an with waves on the lake running overall dimension of 40 by 12 feet, three and four feet high, make in the salvage opthe is being-usetask all the more formidable. At erations. Also " two smaller rafts the present time the plane is in have been constructed, out' two parts, the nose section being barrels each. It is an interesting still buried three feet deep in mud fact that the plane is not covered at the bottom of the lake. The with salt from the lake, except the tail and fuselage section have been wheels, and there has been little towed near the shore. or no corrosion. Searching parties have been The plane was originally about combing the shore without ceasing eight miles from shore. Not the for the body of Private Dorsey U. least of the operations has been Flaherty, 27, of Oakland, Calif. the construction of a road from They have covered the entire north railroad ties and driftwood. Work end of the' lake and are at present is being done by the 99th Repair combing the many islands and the Squadron, transportation is being west shore. The body was not in provided by the 2490th Truck Co., the fuselage or tail section. and the 1718th Medium Ordnance Making the task more difficult, Co. is servicing the vehicle. B-2- Soldier's Parents DALE MARKLAND achievement .nW meritorious aurlnc aerial flights in combat;" SERGEANT Uh New Name Is: Sgt.Markland Extreme Difficulties Mark Is Honored Attempts to Salvage Bomber h : graveyard Reduction shift for both military and civilinian personnel for reasons of efcreased efficiency has been fected at the Ogden Air Depot, ' ' Only a during the past week. skeleton crew will be maintained. Personnel affected are assigned to other shifts in need of additional employes. Simplification of the transportation situation was seen as one immediate consequence of the move. sub-depo- ts - In jured: Sergeant Remains in Coma Albert Aguirre of Medical Platoon Run Down By Car Still unconscious from a frac- tured, skull, Staff Sergeant Albert Aguirre, 23, of the 11th Medical Supply Platoon, who was seriously injured when struck by an automobile early Sunday morning, is "still in a very critical condition" according to attending physicians at Base hospital late yesterday. His recovery is regarded as problematical. The accident occurred on U. S. highway 91. Sergeant Aguirre, who had just stepped from a bus, was struck squarely by the front of a coupe, and his body .dragged beneath the car for a distance of 100 to 150 feet, according to spectators. An Army ambulance brought the injured man to Hill Field. His mother, Mrs. Juana R. Aguirre, of El Paso, . Texas, was immediately notified and is expected to arrive here today. Sergeant Aguirre's platoon is one attached to the 31st Air Depot Group here at the field. Twelfth Air Depot Opened at Miami Newest air depot to be activated by the Air Service Command, thus joining Hill Field and 10 others in the continental United States in the job of maintaining and supplying the army air forces, is at Miami, Fla., making 12 in all. This new depot is planned as a control depot specializing in engine repair. Colonel James G. Spry, formerly administrative executive at Air Service Command Headquarters, Patterson Field, has been named as the new commanding officer, according to word received here.