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' Fau, Command DnCA ,1 Jjav of Service Linnnl Vtf -- (g) .uuoQmr A T- Veteran la Australia New Post Assumes C . r f . .....In - . Hill matraA """"ii"1 A , ' '? ,r ) mmand of the Army j J Cpase at Hill Field Mon; Recently arrived m tnis Discloses Big Success in Drive up Hanson, commanaer Col Frederick D. Lynch transferred to a at Saginaw, Bay A steep 46 per cent drop in the number of absences for the month of May, exclusive of annual leaves, was reported yesterday from the statistics and control unit of the Civilian Personnel section, reflecting the success of the drive against recently 0 post tv. Mich. 'srinrin to his new task the in command of iperience gained I A Service Group in Australia Co L - Fator ace early in 1942, particularly well qualified to rect the training activities of over-ia- s, iita at the field destined for and to adapt the recently Air i ap'ped-u- LILBURN D. FATOR . . . Assumed command of the Army Air Base at Hill Field Monday, bringing to his new assignment the experience he has gained in Australia and New Guinea helping to supply and maintain the aerial battle fronts. CX)I training schedule to necessities which air and service groups face in p practical ,e spot ie field. Yesterday in his office at Base eadquarters, Col. Fator stressed nt he bad no set plan or changes i mind, adding: "What experience of have gained overseas will, surse. he available to help make i effective as possible the period I training for units that ultimate-- r will face much the same situa- lon which we found . in the U. S, irmy forces in Australia." j Generally speaking, the prelim-nar- y " of units which came training observation "was quite ktisfactory and enabled them to Worm their tasks in an acceptamiter hi upon arrival at ad vanced bases," Col. Fator stated, I Born in Texas almost 38 years ;o, CoL Fator became a flying det in 1926, completing his pe- iod of primary training in 1927 ble manner advanced flying school, obser-tio- n course, at Kelly field in 928, a member of the last class inter the old training system. A of Air Corps Reserve, he iiember upon active duty status d and passed his ex-permanent commis- lieutenant. In Feb, 1928, wunation for a jwo as second (Continued on Page Two) i Mapiain freeman Staff School o Thomas T. Freeman, Captain as- - want Base Executive officer, will ve Hill Field for advanced train 's at the Army's Command and ff school, Fort Leavenworth, . on Monday, it was announced y by Col. Lilburn Fator. base uuuiuer. he A in hrlof Iaova aAwia, northern Utah. CaDt, .. wm return temporarily nu duties on Long the want executiveFriday. officer for . the uMM t unjua tA u .i nerved in iubo P 'capacity of uase adjutant, baselegal off icer and rnnn. Air Force to Have Three Million Men By Middle of 1944 Figures for May oi. Officer Promotion Board Appointed By Colonel Berman - Authorized to review recommended officer promotions in the Air" Service Command, and parts states five of consisting of three others, an Officer's Promotion Board has been appointed by Col. Berman, commanding of- Ogden ficer of OASC. The board, which is to meet at the call of the senior member, consists of the following officers: Col. Manning E. Tillery, Col. John CoL Paul W. S. MacTaggart, A. Key- -, Col. Herbert Lt. Wolf, .nolds, and Lt Col. Elton A. Ross. It is not the present purpose of the board to interview those officers recommended for promotion,' but only to go over their records before submitting them to ASC headquarters at Patterson Field. All officer promotion recommendations must be approved by Col. Berman before being sent to Patterson Field. After a further review, the records are sent to Washington, D. C, where orders are cut for officer promotions. . . Hill Field absenteeism. The percentage of absenteeism i n May was 2.6, as against 4.8 in April. The percentage of absences due to illness alone declined from 4.5 per cent to 2.4 per cent in the same period, a dive of 47 per cent, In other words, absences for the month of May, exclusive of an nual' leave, have been cut nearly 50 per cent. AWOL absences as a percentage of all absences, exclusive of annual leave, rose slightly, rising by slight ly more than one per cent. How ever, since absences exclusive of annual leave showed a precipitous drop of 46 per cent, AWOL absent eeism likewise declined, and AWOL absentees as a percentage of people employed here is only .2 per cent. In words, of one per cent, a 33 per cent drop from of April, when it was three-tentone per cent. This is shown on the Magnitude of Task Faced By Air Service Command Shown in Budget Hearings as Appropriations Call for 100,000 Planes When dispatches from Washington, D. C, this week announced the huge army budget for the coming year of over 71 billions of dollars, the tremendous part that the Air Service Command and its component units will play during the next year of the wartook on a definite outline, and the magnitude of the task became apparent. f Staff officers at Ogden Air Serv- . Tr- -, WAV hs V L.r,- -' Leading the field in the decrease in absentees is the Maintenance Division, which shows a decline from 4.2 per cent to 3.7 per cent, a 12 per cent drop. These figures, however, include absences due to annual leave, as well as all other causes. Over the same period, Supply Division dropped from 3.1 per cent to 3.0 Der cent Headquarters, Per sonnel and Training, and Attached Arms and Services maintained the same absentee percentage, the first two divisions showing an absentee percentage of 1.7 per cent and the latter holding at v. per cent Field Purchases Total marly $6,000,000 Per Year Setting a new hiirh . wnia. Th. Mill Field purchasing departon f ""T .ioi. or ment purcnases "ie micwwa V s .l. Iirsc quarter , 15 firms year has been buvimr aunnliea i..j: " Utah nrms, mtiuums f almost 6'000-- to which manufacture or process the WO haffnnfUalK ate has one directly materials they sell at men lH, f ums' U was announced factories in the state. he Purchasing and regularly Tn.i.ri omnnc items are 552? byDenartmonf office purchased by Hill Field castings, ruooe. ow", equipment, hnr napkins boxes, salt. KimL firmsUtah merchants and :i durinir the months cement, lime, roofing materials, all Wot TZl F ebruary- - an March, of them manufactured or processed expenditure of about within the state. '.OOO. the, last three months of almost a quarter over 15,000 trees and shrubs have on dollars per month been bought from locai rectly cash registers of planting on Hill Field in an effort 0ver thl ? wal lncreased greatly to lessen the oust rae .. . wuuv, ounprvisor ir. ... 2 fIgures buildW y a huge weiaon iir gram r,.haainff and ofContract fie'd. L ""derway at the the o2. chases of ;,yoar out of total Pur- - ing, said today that out firms from which the department or half of the buva materials, nearly ,ouit wf00,000' sPent in thl. state. are Utah firms. 7 Field thi dni.i &raJ J! r-- ri f,, rir,c ---- --i one-thi- re will use: A total of about three million enlisted men. Train about 802,000 technicians. Graduate 80,000 pilots. Train 12,000 bombardiers. Instruct 18,000 navigators. In order to keep this huge force of planes and Its flying personnel in the air, a fighting force of 273 groups will be organized, with spare engines and parts to keep them supplies, and manpower to make the greatest aerial effort ever attempted in the world's his ... NAVY ON FIELD It was WAVES in place of WAACS, Hill Field. who first visited Chief Monday Petty Officers E. B. Kimball and F. W. Swedlund, accompanied by Ensign Barbara Brown, and Yeomen Florence Boyd and Jeanne Humphrey, all of the Naval Officer's Procurement office in Salt Lake Cl.ty, were visitor here. Above we see the WAVES, Ensign Brown in front. They were spending the day touring military installations of the Ogden area,, including the arsenal, supply depot and Utah ASF depot. 5 5 ? S S S .;. YANK to Present Special Broadcast of NBCs world special editionnews will go on of the tho air Sunday. June 27, from one thirtv to two d. m. Eastern War A round-u- p Time. The nroeram. under the spon weekly sorship of YANK, the army of magazine, will bring "smokes battle" reports direct from YANK (tent stationed in war battlefields throughout the world Under the title or "yank. Kouna iTn" this broadcast will be of par ticular interest to members of the forces since each Over 900 airfields will be maintained, in this country and at all necessary theatres of action. The job of maintenance and of supply took on the aspect, of the largest undertaking in the history of the machine age, with the ground force of the AAF alone estimated to require almost 40 per cent of the army's total strength, 3,000,000 men out of 7,533,000 by the end of the year. This total figure for the army includes an estimated 140,000 WAACs. By the end of this month (June) there will be about 6,500,000 men in the army, or almost twice its greatest size during' World War I, it was announced. Present plans call for only a net Increase of another 1,000,000 men (Continued on Page Two) $7000 Fund Available for Post Recreational Library AbCONTINUES TO FALL sences without leave are continemuing to fall among civilian above ployes at Hill Field, the chart discloses. From a high peak in February, they have declined to a new low for the year. .rmcd . tory. r "it- transports. trainers. Also to operate this huge air striking and supply force the AAF ism. a military PHI lice Command headquarters and at the Army Air Base had these fig ures before them to think about: The AAF will get $23,655,000,000, over a third or the total lor tne entire army. 12,000 9,000 chart accompanying this article. It is highly probable that insti' tution of the Commanding Officer's Civilian Roll of Honor, together with an intensive publicity and poster campaign that has aroused a competitive spirit be tween departments accounts for the successful drive on absentee- 1 VttDL visit p. two-tent- hs luan w? T fay . With this sum it will pay for: 36,00 bombers. 88,000 fighters. Hill Field Band to Play July Fourth Ogden USO center has announced band concert by the Hill itjaM 4nth Armv Air Force band to be presented the afternoon of stage. . July 4 from the usualso will hold The USO center war for production house open . . Fnun.. ia! expected co re' nrnrkn at the area from 2 p.m. ieia alter completion until 10 p.m. the afternoon of the j? on ieavenworcn, Fourth. Wednesday, June 23. 1943 Field. Ogden, Utah Drops Here Almost Half kasl untry from overseas, tor succeeded i Commands Base Absenteeism the AA m we sectors, as- j New Guinea A 1- ,3; 14 Vol. I, No. 8 Uj Iilburn D. Fator, a of the battle of re- - ' YANK inmmontntor will speak from different theatre of operations, and will report on the war's progress and action occurring in his area. With $7000 in funds available, plans for the installation of a recreational library to serve the whole post, civilian and military, in addition to the present technical library, have been launched, it is announced by Lieut. Albert A. Domingue, Base Special Service officer. Last Wednesday Lieut. Domingue and Miss Ruth Jones, supervisor of the technical library, conferred with Xenophon P. Smith, chief, Library Section, Special Service Branch at Fort Douglas, regarding funds and a supervisor for the library. Mr. Smith has informed Lieut. Domingue that it was expected that $7000 would be the total allotment of funds shortly available for library activities at this station. Fifteen hundred dollars will be sent directly to the commanding officer at HU1 Field for library supplies and equipment. An additional $5500 will be set aside to the special book account at Fort Douglas for the purchase of books for the library ,out of which a basic list of 2500 books costing $3500 to $3700 will be purchased. The remaining funds will be , available for the librarian's selec tions submitted "through channels" to the headquarters in Fort Douglas for purchase. Convert Building A building in the barracks area has been designated for conversion into a library. Further work will begin soon including the screening of porches around the outside to house patrons. The present technical library will remain under the supervision of the Training Department, but the new recreational library will be under the direction of the Special Service officer. The library will serve the whole post, civilian and military. Library will be extended to the barracks area, the hospital, and the civilian barracks. The technical library 1U be maintained as at present. Miss Ruth Jone, now at the tech nical library, will supervise the nrw recreational library when it gms into operation. Definite library hours have not been established, but they will be worked out to meet the convenience of the patrons. The hours 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. have been suggested.