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New Houv Wednesday December 15, 1943 iiiiect for fyclio, Newsreel Picture Bring Orientation "Battle of Russia" Wplye's on Closer Home TSardina Letter Hill Field's To Be Seen On Screen Next A new schedule nf h mire pase-wid- e fAn IV Vu Hitherto given in the orientation lectures and hours, films will in the future be given during uuiy nours. On Mondays and Saturdays the hours ty - will be 4:3n n m tr On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Today the 99th Depot Repair squadron conducts its own orientation course which will also be for the WAC detachment and all other units except the 482nd AB squadron and the 308th Aviation squadron. Tomorrow at 1 p.m. Lt Arthur H. Anderson will speak to the 308th. On Saturday afternoon Lt. Robert B. McKay will address the 482nd. ... N. A burning: bomber safely gomewhem Jones, center, later received the air bwu ui xwuyu n. dunes, mil field, payroll section supervisor. whiii driving home from his swingFor his part in saving the lives 'wft duties one night a few months of his fellowcrewmen Jones C Ralph H. Jones, supervisor, recently was awardedCapt . the Air to Medal. He completed 25 missions roll section, was listening the account of d over early morning territory exactly - one enemy-hel& hroadcast by Jim Doyle, naafter year graduating from Sudcommentator, inally known flying school at Lubbock, Texas, be became aware mat we in July, 1942. He was advanced to entator was talking about the rank of captain last September. own son, Capt Ralph N. Jones, He is 22 years old and has been in England since September, 1942. pilot in England, ' The incident he . was relating There is another son, Frank D, mid-acollision Jones, presently enrolled in a naval ivolved a Jones' Fortress and training school at Los Angeles, ither plane. His ship was not Still another son, Pvt. Robert S, damaged but nevertheless Jones, who enlisted in September, iugbt fire. Then complications 1942, died a few months ago while oegan stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla , for the ammumuon explode and on top of this .the Jones, Sr., came to Hill Field idine gear stuck. last January, and is currently The situation was precarious, living in Salt Lake City. In his ith bullets ricocheting off the lapel he wears a small, gold, les of the cabin. Fortunately, no ' wings" insignia , sent to him by members were injured get-th- e his son, Ralph, when he graduated ammunition away from from flying school. fire, but the landing gear was Incidentally, the name of Capt. immovably imbedded in the Jones' Flying Fortress is "The With the ship still burning, Unbearable." Jones circled around look- for flat turf, and found some. ab MUNGING DOWN England, Capt Ralph MOM (Of ni Bravery, no - - - B-- Subject for this week is the topic 'Know Your Enemy." All lectures are being given at the Little theatre. Next week the orientation course will feature the new film, "Battle of Russia," acclaimed by Time magazine and others as one of the finest documentary films ever made. It will be shown to all organizations at the Base theatre, in two parts. Part one will be screened on December 22 and 23. Part two is to be shown on December 29 and 30. Set Up at SLC made a perfect, three-poin- No Leaves Prior To Embarkation t, landing and every mem- of the crew stepped out of (hip uninjured. One member, captain, when he alighted from Leaves of absence or furloughs plane exclaimed solemnly: "III with that guy any day!" will normally not be granted to 8hortly afterward, Mr. Jones officers, warrant officers, flight psed his son in a newsreel at officers, and enlisted men just bit Lake City theatre. He was prior to their movement to an overile to secure that portion of the seas theatre of operation, in acand had 12 enlarge-i- ti cordance with a recent AAF regustrip dated November 12, made. 11 of which he sent lation, tU son in 1943. England. i 35-3- 5, ex-Hi- ex-Hi- North African Views illllllBlllllllllllllllHlllllllllll Port Point Flying Data - cake In a recent letter from Sardinia4-T- . Forhan, Capt. Claude Mears, Capt. received this week by Capt A. B. Capt. Homer Puderbaugh, Froscher, First Lt. Matthew Wanamaner, OASC special infor- John Jackson, and mation officer, former Hill Field Cross, Capt. Alfred Kramer. First Lt Roy Officer Capt. Edmund R. Harring(Editor's Note: Capts. Zuck and ton wrote that several copies of the re wrote that several copies of the Darnell appear in a picture, North on in taken this 8 page, September issue of the Hillfielder had arrived and that it was pleas- Africa.) ing to note that "military and Capt Harrington's letter concivilian personnel of Hill Field tinued: "Since there are so many are 'still on the ball,' that they ll Fielders in the group, both are keeping in mind that there officers and enlisted men, we would is a war going on which is not like to be placed on your distribuyet won, and that they are bending tion list permanently. If several every effort to keep th planes and copies could be sent each week, the supplies winging to the fronts they would be distributed through wnere they are needed." the headquarters squadron. Every The Hillfielder, noted Capt. Har officer and enlisted man is greatly rington, was "read from cover to interested in the doings of Hill cover by all the ll Field men. Field, and would greatly appreciate The general impression we got was being able to keep in touch with' toat am Field has definitely gone Hill Field through the pages of into the big-tisince we left the Hillfielder." there a year ago." The captain said that the 310th Capt. Harrington left Hill Field Group "has made an excellent with the 310th Service Group in name for itself in this theatre. It November, 1942. He was stationed has had a large part in keeping for some time in North Africa the planes of the great northwest before going to Sardinia. African Air Force, in fighting trim. in the letter, several former Hill It is proud of its record in keeping Field officers are mentioned as those planes in the air, and prouder being with him there: Capt Edgar still of the enviable record of our Rogers, Jr., Capt. Dale A. Hyatt, fighting comrades who have mad Capt Roy Pearson, Capt. Anthony it very uncomfortable for the from Casablanca to Zuck, Capt. William R. Pettit, Luftwaffe Capt John Darnell, Capt Eugene Naples." Advisory Service Gives Point to - - He Efforts All-O- ut Air Control Center . ir Jimends else-who- orientation course went ect at tiie end of last week. off-du- C Lts. Richard D. Murdock, of and Max S. Hanks, former Salt Lake City safety engineer, ar rived in Salt Lake City recently as part of a staff of nine flight control officers to operate the new Salt Lake City army flight control center at the municipal airport It is one of a network of 23 recently completed by the army air force. Operated by the flight control of division, office of flying safety cothe AAF, the control center is ordinated with, and uses the communications facilities of the civil aeronautics administration. It pro vides to army fliers the pilot's advisory service, which gives point- flight protection against unforseen weather or other hazards develoniner after takeoff. The new service has been estab lished to reduce the number of accidents involving military air craft and personnel and to speed the locating and rescue of planes and crews forced down. jJ f fit I ; ) " to-poi-nt FROM SOMEWHERE IN NORTH AFRICA . . . This photograph was sent to Harriet Rochford, correspondence clerk in warehouse 53? branch 7, by Capt. Anthony B. Zuck, formerly stationed here with the 310th Service Group. He is now in Sardinia but the photos were taken in North Africa, in the foreground is a camel for which the1 natives there will walk a mile. Background, left to right: a North African, Capt. Zuck, Capt John Darnell, and another North African. Miss Rochford said the picture was taken Capt Darnell is a pilot while the men were on leave from their base. In a recent letter to Capt. A. B. Wanamaker, OASC special information officer, Capt Zuck said that several copies of a September 8 Hillfielder sent there were read avidly by former Hill Field officers of the 310th. ?:...........:.v. IllillllPli:?? : Dressing Dolls for Christmas 1 .,. 1 'pHfeA! If I' ; -- zszz. I p f) - IHI fift roR V isrrJ. J ... Or reasonable facsimilics are pictured DESERT HERDSMEN above. This photograph was also sent to Harriet Rochford by Capt. Zuck. The natives in the picture were unidentified, but one typical of those encountered in North Africa by U. S. soldiers. . c-- vS MiWVIW Women resident- - of to stlteh Chrlrtnw. rash, Just because they're ting cM, M children reMdinff to med "mselve. into " club members, left ZZJu1 Together with other TO" work are four of the their t Shown eve. peHfc trailer CftristmM RUley, rthtJ Ramsey, Bath O'Brien, Bewle A . X pu-kVr- a nfflJJ Jf' Y4&&$ Hold Services for 'ill ,. Sets New Low Mark Paul J. Forester For Absenteeism Funeral services were, held this week for Paul J. Forester, former utilities plumber, whose body was found near the south gate last Thursday morning. Following a medical examination, his death was pronounced as being due to natural causes. He had been stationed In the utilities boiler room at Hillcrest and had evidently collapsed on his way to work there. Mr. Forester and his wife made their home in the Sahara trailer camp after transferring here last May from Vallejo, Calif. The vehicle and motorized equip ment section had the lowest percentage of absenteeism in the main tcnance division for the month of Lt Gerald L November, Sullivan, assistant chief, produc tion planning section, disclosed last First week. - ' Its percentage was 5.6 per eent as compared with 9.4 per cen for October. Percentage is the xatio of absentee manhours to total a manhours. Absenteeism for all maintenance personnel was 10.5 per cent as comall-able pared with 11.7 for October. Production personnel absenteeism stood at 11.3 per cent for November as compared with 12 cent for October. p!