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Make Li fee Swsy-- Q JVeu, "Wednesday September I, J wrtPW 1 Vshuli fyi--,r vtfWJ X ... .... (lftW?! i..,.,. ' S ' , . imrn.nmi. ' T I" JV','"" " 111,1 ci. tbeu HELPS KEEP EM FLYING . , . combat readiness. Above, sketched The disposal section of the Ogden Air Service Command does its part to keep America's fighting planes in by Artist Pfc Howard Low, are typical scenes showing the source of spare parts being salvaged and used in Hill Field hangars for repairs. Among the many planes thus' speedily made ready for a return to active service was the pin on planes nero iwr m general overnam. rarts irom ine "Doneyara" were used to restore the famous tmy-M- , p fighting: condition. plane to I tip-to- New n. Wi Wounded 'Grasshopper' Can plenty ns or Ufr othisf Take Off in Very Small bt Space "Grasshopper" type ambu vtMl ? plane now on duty at Post roos J 7k M, Field Artillery school, Is be- ed to be the answer to the WW ilTJ 70UB ided soldiers' problem, The 3 ne is highly maneuver- and capable of landing in a Id scarcely large enough for a opper. It will be especially mnuaoie in rushing wounded sol-hospitals from the battle- 2ronU over rough terrain. tto-pl&- lie week, candj taad good id i Wto es. i muck teen n I rhick o Ml J Tat plane now in use by the iepartment of air training of the id Artillery school is painted low and marked with the Red Jwom insignia. It is similar in ce to the Piper Super Cruiser, but is powered by 110 horse- engine instead or the usual ap-Wan- horse. Accommodations are available in plane for carrying only one It is equipped with a naval ?P litter, which rides under a .trap door of the fuselage, immedi-behln- d th Pilof at. Se-! from bouncing. JJitHtteri prevented iUelf is cushioned from e frame of the plane through the springs. and the south Pacific terrain is very rugged to 3?Jre..50uld very J"Jn Pt USO Fighting Planes Maintained By Use of Salvaged Parts Plane Type Carries 58 701 :t'i Believing the tougher the traln-- 1 ing the easier the battle, the Base Plans and Training office has recommended that all ur Its in the final stage of basic military train ing follow a continuous, realistic, and competitive program. This training should be conducted under simulated theatre of! operations conditions and in ad verse weather. Field problems both day and night should be stressed. Nights are to be considered as time to train as well as the daylight hours. No schedules should be stopped because of inclement will develop a high spirit and re' suit in good morale. The Plans and Training officoj ivfliaa ild Simulated Battle Conditions Confront Soldiers weather conditions. The training should be competitive in that it iber ' 5 Tactical Units Faced Tough' Field Training I P , 1943 Seeks More Soldiers' Rooms ByA Staff Sgt. Wilbert B. Harvey .tion and assigned to the supply 1. ; a grapnic inciaent or "canm division. Salvage and Disposal branch, balism" as practiced by our fightnow known as the Disposal Secheroes in the heat of battle tion, boasts a staff of 35 pering every day was reinacted at Hill sons. L. D. Holsinger is civilian Field recently to get the Suzy-and Gilbert A, McDougal battle queen of the South Pacific, chief; is Holsinger's right hand man. back into the air again. The section now maintains ofThe picture relates in part, and fices and storage space in wareshapes up logically around the per- house 22 as well as in warehouses 15 and GO. Not to be forgotten sonality and daily activities of Maj. is the "boneyard," north of the Earl A. Webster, salvage and diswhere parte of many posal officer for the OASC await a "resurrection planes Just the other day, certain parts day." Here are likewise stored which were lost "regiments' of empty oil drums, of "the Suzy-in combat, were needed to get the shipping cases for airplane enfamed fiehtine fortress back: in gines, and quantities of matethe air. rials now considered as scrap, John E. Hall, junior civilian stock that one day soon will again find tracer, in production, planning and its way into channels of war expediting, aircraft shortages deproduction, 0 partment, sought Maj. Webster's "Reserve Army" help. Today, this valuable "reserve Friendly Cooperation basks under, wild army" disthe Maj. Webster has built on a desert plain at the foot posal section on the basis of friend- of the beautiful Wasatch mounliness, cooperation, and close, rap- tains, carefully guarded by an id cooperation that "keeps 'em armed sentry. flying." He never breaks regulaTomorrow, when you see a sleek tions, but he intimated that some- fortress climbing through the distimes the strict letter of the law tant blue, remember' Maj. Websuffers a little "bending" in the ster's "boneyard." Perchance some direction of aiding those who need needed part for the fighting queen the help of the department from a sister plane was The morning that Hall came to whosesalvaged shattered fuselage lies hidof wild Maj. "Webster with the Suzy-a den in jungle problem he found the major in conference with a HILLFIELDER reporter. Said the major to the reporter: "Come along with us, sergeant. and you'll gain at a glance first- - V-Mband information oi some y of our work," Service in Effect Trip to Boneyard clock-hous- Wives Must De Given Facilities JS.n houiii- n- to alleviate the shortage, the USO committee, 57 South State attempt Jm voiced 3 aa appeal to rooms in their homes to onung aoidiers wiv .fui rfh. re8d are the rooms oriv.(. homes f iSrTT-- u most seriously and mothers who cobm to Salt ,or hort Also, in wive ' men toyJf. pre?nt MgUter hg tni Preblem mJnthis since a complete - : Per"ons desiring hons- S?mav,thin.to Mtroom facilities lwuny'hould housing Ota?" contact r Mrs. W B.a'( "W Kn . - sun-flow- ers Q sun-flowe- rs. Hundred Million Letters ail The three of us climbed into the major's jeep, and in noouttime to ue at an he had wheeled his ." what he fondly calls our way we pushed There, between orderly lines of dismantled aircraft, all naturally camouflaged by a rank growth of wild sunflowers. Hall spotted the carcases of two h of whicn COniameu R.1T. for the Suzy-needed he parts In less than five minutes Maj. Webster had given him the on with the job. to vet n... th get eran of many battles, was enabled to take to the blue expanses more. n. rfi.noAal section was created Air Service Command Memo by mi m A.t-- A 4i net. 1042. Maj. Web and ster was designated salvage we officer during disposal month. Headquarters branch were set up in the supply Branca divislpn. About Dec. xo.the moved to warenouse Having been assignea tion officer as oi Jan. -- Q. right-of-w- ay stiicv-Oarround- ed the USO, 87 Street, or teiepboiM e, Q, "bone-yard- Visiting Mothers, Cartoon Depicts Dept. Functions lieved from S offices to the reclama-SltSESIn May he was rethe maintenance sec For First Year Sets High Record American soldiers stationed overseas dispatched and received more than 100,000,000 letters V-m- dur- serv- ing the first year that ice was in operation, it has just been announced by the War DeV-m- ail partment. The middle of June marked the first anniversary of il. Dur- year ing the week of June 17 last letter was rethe first ceived in this country and several was disdays later the first overseas, soldier a to patched Since that time, up to June 1, letters have been 43 915,786 30,083,010 have overseas, dispatched been received In this country, and another 30,000,000 letters insenttheir to original forms have been solfrom American, received and ' diers. Each month has shown a gradual both increase in the use of by the soldier and; the American set an public. The month of May amount i tne in all-tihigh microfilmed letters sens ceived. V-m- ail V-m- ail V-m- ail - V-m- ail Six Steps Taken in Purchasing and Contracting Shown Six steps in the Purchasing and Contracting assembly line are il lustrated in the large cartoon at the entrance of the P&C. As background, supplemental activities outside the office are shown. These include the airplane out of commission, the Planning Section where the purchase request is initiated, the companies being contacted by phone, government pickup truck bringing material to the command, receiving branch where the material is checked in, mainten ance where tne airplane is repaired, and finally the airplane has suggested that the units par ticipate in daily road marches with full packs. On these hikes they should be confronted with gas problems, camouflage problems. and experience thirst and hunger.) Moreover, the office has sug gested that each individual in thej organization have a thorough and jungle) knowledge of desert warfare conditions, digging of foxholes, slit trenches, hasty entrench ments, advantageous use of na tive brush, etc. Each individual' should have a thorough knowledge of first aid. All drivers should' have experience in night convoy, driving. The entire program as described should be varied to include additional functional training, rifle and machine gun stripping under adverse conditions, map reading and, personal combat tactics. Organizations using the facilities of the Fort Douglas firing: range have been directed by the Base Plans and Training office to take lumber and other necessary; equipment to repair the targets at the conclusion of the firing activities. The office , pointed out that in. the past organizations using the facilities of the range have not been repairing targets and polioing the firing area at the coin elusion of their activities. Com manding officers of the organizaTokyo bound. The block pictures depict in suc- tions are responsible to see that cession the Purchasing and Con- the facilities are put in shape betracting assembly ' line beginning fore leaving the area. with the purchase request rush order from the award unit to Carry-Guidthe quotation unit, where Bud a locates (Speed; Burmingnam supplier of the material that has been requested. The material is in stock, and Bud locates the truck Emergency Kits of to rush the material to its destin ation. Flyers Tell Hersh SimIn the second block, mons determines ' if the budget will Survival Methods cover the purchase. If it will, the order is awarded and sent to the All AAF pilots who fly the top purchase order unit Beula John- of the world now carry a guide to son then types out the order and the Arctic Circle in their emerge the preference rating certificate. ency kits. The "shadow" or the follow-u- p The guide is entitled "Arctic unit sees that the material arrives Emergencies" at its destination correct as to blue booklet and is an orange and possessing especially quality, quantity and time. Before the order is forwarded durable covers and water resisting , to the finance officer for payment, Pages. All types of emergencies that may) LaMar Rackman puts his mathe- occur the flyer is forced down, matical genius to work on the above if timber line are covered,,! the final check. All is well, and the sixth block shows the order rest- how to increase the ofwarmth and' qualities regulation' ing peacefully under the epitaph: protective flying .suits, what to eat and howl' Del ORder. The cartoon was made by Paul to cook it . Chow tips are numerous Jenson, Training, who also made Included the statements is. the plaque for the roll of honor at that polar bear livers are poison- -i , Purchasing and Contracting. ous. Also, pointed out is the fact, that the pilot that tries to live ea : rabbits because they are abundant: faces "rabbit starvation" and pos- sible death. The guide exploits the treatment marking trails, imSeventy-fiv- e Hillcrest girls were of frostbite,snow shoes, building provising invited guests at the dance held skis and rafts, and on- last Friday evening at the Little shelters, with the fact that the U) theatre. Men of the Headquarters dudes berian river, unlike many others and Headquarters Squadron, 31st flows northward. ; - Pilots Now for Arctic e j -- and-varied- 31st Headquarters Sqdn. Dance Hosts ADO, were the hosts. were and punch Sandwiches served, while the guests danced to juke box music. The .Hillcrest gals came under the direction of Cora Skroch of the dormitory Welfare ana Recreation ornce. This, Friday the Mth Depot Re pair Squadron will be hosts at' the weekly dance. Each week a different squadron Is presented. I . - ' Ghaa-g- e ef ttatisi Lt CoL Ar- thur Salinger, OASC adjutant gen-- . era! 'for the last six months, has, been transferred to Headquarters Air Service Command, 'Psttetwoa, Field, and departed Saturday for bis new station. Captain Robert D. Critton is at present acting adjutant general for the OASC headj quarters.