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|Paper||Hill Air Force Base Newspapers|
8 Women Drivers at Post Garage Bo Wednesday October 13, 1943 Job, Match Men's Efforts Bang-U- p Capt. Young Veteran of Air Raids on Africa and Europe 4 Captain John S. Young, who participated in the now historic raid on Ploesti, Rumanian oil center, last August, and who has spent the. last 14 months with the U. S. Ninth Air Force in the middle, east, was transferred recently to the OASC and arrived here last week to assume his new duties. He has been assigned to the inspector general section, OASC. Capt. Young, who holds the Dis--v tinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster and the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, flew with Col. John R. (Killer) Kane, famous Yankee pilot, in the lead plane of the lead squadron of more Liberators which than 175 4 made the spectacular raid on Ploesti. He acted as with CoL Kane. The U. S. Liberators dropped 300 tons of high explosive and thousands of incendiaries from as low as 100 feet. Gunners dueled with ft fire while rooftop planes dived through sheets of flame, emerging covered with soot. Losses were high, but so were damages. Five of Ploesti's 13 refineries were 'badly damaged; a sixth destroyed. Capt Young was a member of one of the two heavy bombardment groups first to reach Africa. He Their first task, he piloted a stated, was to blast and destroy Rommel's supply lines. In his big Liberator he helped bomb Tobruk, Bengasi, Tripoli, Sousse, Sfax, B-2- co-pil- ot anti-aircra- B-2- 4. Bi-aer- te and Tunis. After the Germans and Italians were pounded out of North Africa, he joined in the heavy raids on Naples, Palermo and Messina. His last raid was the one on Ploesti. After the raid Major Gen. Lewis Brereton, commander of the Ninth said: "It is reasonable to suppose that the gallant action . , . has materially affebted the course of the war." All of Capt Young's citations were awarded prior to the raid on Ploesti. Capt Young, who Is 27 years old, was born in Dallas, Texas. He is unmarried and previous to his entry into the armed forces was a student at Southern Methodist university. When asked about the impor tance of the Air Service Command in the war he stated emphatically that the ASC was the very life of the air forces. We'd simply be dead without it he said. He made it clear that employes of this depot should definitely feel that they are making an immense contribution to the war effort much more than they realize. Civilian Ball Team Li 1 'jig f A k Lj. DISPATCHERS . . . Mrs. Darlene Kelly, Frank Crabb, and Mrs. Florence Greene shown receiving the calls for trucks, staff cars and other vehicles from points throughout the base. In a matter of minutes women drivers will be climbing into the driver's seats for duty. processing. The purpose of the change is to establish a. uniform identification system throughout the Air Service Command in the U. S. A. All air in the depots and country will have the same system. People on detached service, or transferred, will be enabled to clear immediately through the security section of the new organisation to which assigned temporarily or permanently. Because of this standardization, equipment used in taking pictures. preparing passes and badges will sub-depo- ts -- w V r K St- y t t: ' h I Ve - 0 c4j v. Y V' t ' - ' ' ) f -- 1 i CHECKING . The at the Hill Field post garage. vehicles out of the For nearly a year women at Hill Field who were formerly the women drive them awt secretaries, or high school girls have been replacing men in the job of Mrs. Donas A driving staff cars, jeeps, dump trucks, scooters, tractors, and various Ogden who is supervisor sT types of trucks ranging from 1V4 to 5 tons. night drivers. Given an intensive training f course of three weeks at the Post Comes of Schools before granted their government licenses, the women not only are able to drive practically every type of vehicle but can also perform minor repairs in case of Out Retirement ' emergency.' Stress is placed on maintenance of their vehicles during training courses, and the women are familiarized with the ignition, cooling, fuel, and transmission systems of the. cars and trucks they will drive. When on duty at the post garage, the women are assigned to ther vehicles by the dispatchers who receive calls from points through out the field by persons who are in need of transportation. A trip ticket is written up, the women are checked out by the supervisor of the drivers, and in a matter of minutes the vehicle is on its way. The women pride themselves on mm, the way they withstood the jibes "'4 and friendly ribbing of some of their men friends when they first took over the jobs which a few lis years ago men had hailed as their own. Preventing a trans portation breakdown as well releasing men for the armed forces by taking the truck driving jobs, most women insist that tbey will AFTE3 tS TEAKS . . . Frederlefc IX Bsuker, Ida Grove, Iw Tfe m ,1 -- w u a IVT be only too happy to return to anf HUH WVUII I laiwn. mat .... JI Umf) ftk IaIba immi mm the army. came, threw their former positions as house mnW s. wives and marines, and third the Seabees, and Mr. Baker felt the need " Few serious accidents have oc- an active part la the war effort. Today he Is working uj curred since women took over Division, shipping supplies to the front lines. Some of whs M his boys. he la sore, driving jobs at Hill Field, and their efficiency 'has won plaudits irom many formerly resentful men. Tou, r it im ju home-maker- ' 'Kelt' A FLAT TIRE . . . Is no serious problem to Mrs. Vlrgle Marriott of Ogden who has been driving for 10 months. All the women drivers are taught to locate trouble on their vehicles and perform emergency repairs.-What a man can do, a woman can also do Is the slogan of the to report to the identification unit, the identification unit will come to them with camera, fingerprinting equipment, and about four girls to handle the trade. Employes will be told when to report and where. Very little time will be required to reprocess each person. Following maintenance division will come supply division or OASC headquarters. The program began with base headquarters and already reprocessed are the auxiliary military policemen, signal section, fire sta tion, and personnel in Base Headquarters building. The new badges will be rec tangular in shape and laminated like the passes, blue for supply, eoldenrod for maintenance, and white for headquarters. Employes will be informed of area privileges provided by their badges. In general, unlimited area privileges will be extended to such employes as: auxiliary military po lice, firemen, investigators, certain key personnel, utilities em ployes, and representatives of the press. f p: 'mi- . - Hill Field f months. The ririt perform minor taugnt to on their vehicles. j jjj i-- trucks at . Hill Field Officer Wed s WHAT'S WRONG? . '. . a problem of Marian Siekr Colorado Springs, who hu'l driving staff cars and f eight re-- be cheaper, as it will be possible to buy more in larger quantities. head' ASC from ceived recently or reprocessDuring the period the at Patterson Field, quarters instead of ' employes having women drivers ing sta- It is expected that the reprocessing will require about 30 days to complete, which means that early In November, the job should be In done. Reprocessing started maintenance last Monday. Employes are to bring the yellow payroll deduction card issued with check when they report for re j - Members of the Hill Field civilian baseball team, together with their partners and invited officials, attended a large banquet last night in the south wing, base civilian cafeteria. Lee Dopp, of utilities section, and Bud Brady, fire station, were in charge of the arrangements. In compliance with orders ' in. I sitj j mfM Honored, at Banquet New Laminated Passes to Be Issued to All H. F. Workers base security section of this tion last week began the task of providing every employe on the base with a new laminated pass and badge. Old ones will be turned r Hillcresters Take Educational Turn in Passes When Quitting Is Role ni ho a at tflUf rmmt reI-Oc- t. dents were taken an th duea planned xor ma tional tour to Provo .nA th Balnts trip will be sponsored of Interest in that area last Sun Ing Sunday, with day, it was announced by recrea- to the Bingham coppw Tj tion officials under whose sponsor- ooraing to r ship the tours were mad possible. junery ror tn trip included Geneva Awards in Contest stops at the steel mills, Ironton, Provo canyon, 100 K bridal-ve- il Celebrating their falls, Deer Creek dam and project, the Park City silver publishing the KacmllW Three bus InaAa Before employes of this denoft can receive proper clearance in cases of seoaration. thev must turn sag'--" in their pass and badge, according to the Base Security section. No checks Will hm niM tn farm Minnie Stratford, of OgcVn, andvsnia. The bride's home is In employes who fail to An thim in t t. Tri. . j ... Ogden. some cases employes have lost their Ustical officer, Sl.t ADC!, were or oaage or Doth and therepm fore have not been nmnartv mines, ana famous Parleys canmarried recently In Ogaen. Lt. I r,butlon branch of warehouse 1. These . t. sm mens j individuals will go without yon. " lW9 their final checks until the matter Inasmuch as the Hillcrest fall armed forces only. EnW", iUgcrald comes from Pennsyl-- 1 years. . is taken care of. festival la scheduled for Sunday, U before Dk. II, flsh-batche- nr. n t..k 1 I HilfTSS $$$2? J m.