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Vill Soon Do Soon at Hill . ftc TSTj J IM ULLJZ w - C New It fl k . PUBLISHED AT K AYSVILLE, UTAH s assises, 7 mm ft November 19, 1954 Jet Twin Bombers Will Soon Operate from Hill bombers like this Hillfielders can expect to see sleek, new twin-je- t one over Hill Field skies around the first of the year. The 461st Bombardment Wing, Light, will soon be flying the 7 "Night Intruder" bombers instead of the they are currently using. has a speed of over 500 knots, a range of more than 2,000 The miles, and boasts performance characteristics of a fighter type' aircraft which makes it particularly suitable for light bombardB-5- B-2- B-5- ment 7 . operations. B-- 57 46lst Bombardment Wing, Light, is Scheduled to Use 'Night Intruders' Ten Employees Get Cash Awards Tactical Air Command announced this week that the 461st Light Bombardment Wing at Hill Air Force Base, a unit of TAC's Ninth For Good Ideas Air Force, will equipped with the new Martin "Nteht Chidlaw to Speak at SL intruder jet first Air Assn. Charter Banquet soon be Gen. B-5- twin Domber. Col. Thomas R. Ford, 461st Wing Commander, said, "The 461st will be the Force wing to receive the bomber version of the 7 as its operational aircraft. The 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, also assigned to TAC's Ninth Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base, S. C, is now being equipped with the reconnaissance version of the The new twin-je- t light bombers will replace the Douglas 6 "Invaders' which the 461st Light Bombardment Wing has been, using since its activation on December 23, 1953, at Hill Air Force Base. Manufactured by the Glen L. Martin Co. for the Air Force, the 7 has a speed of over 500 knots,- a service ceiling of over 45,000 feet and a range of more than 2,000 miles. Powered by two Wright 5 en gines, which can develop over 7,200 pounds of thrust each, the has the performance charatteristics of a fighter type aircraft, making it particularly suitable for light bombardment operations. An extremely heavily armed bomber, the 7 carries its main bomb load internally using a new type rotary bomb door for high speed bomb releases. This bomb door forms part of the actual fuseof opening lage bottom but instead man in the conventional clam-she- ll door with ner, the entire the bombs mounted on it revolves, exposing the bombs without affecting the speed or flying characteristics of the craft. In addition to its internal bomb load the "Night Intruder" is at med machine guns with eight mounted in the wings and has provisions for eternally carrying napalm tanks and 5 inch rockets under the wings. A new type cockpit arrangement featuring tandem seating for the n crew and redesigned B-5- Benjamin Chidlaw, Commander of the newly formed Conti-entAir Defense Command, will be the keynote speaker at the charter anquet of the Salt Lake Squadron of the Air Force Association, on Gen. li al ovember 23, isher, Utah Also according1 at the charter ban-l- : , Wing Commander. present et John Allison, National Association President, Thayer Tutt, Regional will be ir Force W. id to Paul General Chidlaw ' will arrive in City at 4:30 p.m. on besday, November 23. where he 111 be feted at a reception by the kit Lake Lake Chamber of Commerce, llowing a short press conference, will address the members of the lit Lake Squadron of the Air Association arter dinner at irce btel at 7:15 p.m. B-5- - at the formal the Newhouse J. Bracken Lee, Utah Rich, W. Mayor Earl State Adjutant Gen-- i Tutt will present the Thayer arter for to Alan B-5- Brig. Gen. Maxwell al. the Salt Lake Squad-- n r. Shott, squadron . com-inde- ,: General Chidlaw, who is now s No. 2 ranking General in the rj 2fce was recently named to newly formed Continen- fVhe I Air Defense nmmon TJ nds all Air Force, Army and lvy units involved in the actual psical defense of the Continen-unite- d f Re-Enlistm- ent rocedures Listed Uew Air Force Manual now in cess of publication provides for enlistment of airmen at Air rce Bases other than to fill their n vacancy as follows: (1) If a The term vacancy Slxistsas an actual unfilled TD .Position within a career a skiU level marvel,0 or hi&ner than the ivaSnf I1810" ,in S YoM;OSsessed by the indi-a ' does not st vacancy i&ian.d the applicant will to enlistment that Ked to the installation iaSi'a.nts' (b) He wUl be rer under current nP and (c). He be 'SILh mo intances to an-.- r thin thirty days. .SIs new enlistment pro-we? mth ood cooperation neaSfaand local USAF JL . Pr ?Vl fid if MaL. i0 iUryfiLn en to the Air Force, Willis, Chief, Division, Direc- - 7 B-5- Gen. Benjamin Chidlaw No. 1 USAF mission. A graduate of the U. S. Military Academy in 1922, he served with the Air Corps Mail Delivery operations while the mail was being delivered by the Army Air Corps. In September of 1941, General Chidlaw was directed by the Commanding General of the Air Force - to undertake and direct the States, named as the opment of a ew canopy for greater visibility, plus speea crakes on both sides of the aircraft, make the 7 a superior light bomber to the British "Can- barra" which furnished the Glen L. Martin Co. with the basic desiirn for the aircraft. The 7 has a wing span of C.5 feet one .foot longer than the overall 64 foot length of the air' B-5- B-5- craft. devel- fighter airplane. For his work in the field of the development of the jet plane, he was awarded the Legion of Merit medal. He also holds the Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star, and Decorations, "for leadership - from British, French, Polish and Brazilian Governments. ed one-pie- ce 50-cali- Cash awards totaling $623.12 have been approved for 10 Hill Air Force Base employees whose beneficial ideas have been adopted. Koy CJ. Freeman, Executive Sec retary, Incentive Awards Commit-- , tee, said that the above suggestions would save the U. S. Gov ernment approximatley $13,480.00 in a year's time. In addition, many "intangible benef its ' will be realiv , ( er B-5- rs - . N-4- 1ST E-3- 4, More Telephone Pay Stations Are Set Up at Hill AFB With the activation of the Clearfield Exchange area, addi tional telephone pay stations will become available for Hill AFB, according to Captain Frank C. chief ' of communications branch. It is ' anticipated that 19 addi tional pay stations will be installed throughout Hill AFB. This will bring the total number of Ka-mins- . pay stations to 48. ki. ;' lage, $11.10. Robert N Wilson, 615 23rd St., Ogden, $91.00; Heber W. Stoker, Route 1, Layton, $83.42; John W. Moulton, Box 716, Layton, $30.50r v and. Richard M. Tanner,--M--ll ' Verdeland Park, Layton $30.50. f Procurement-Nor. L. ma 3089 Smith,' avenue,. $32.11. Ogden, r Taylor v ' . - Establish Atom Lob WASHINGTON ( AFPS) The Air Force plans to establish a research and development laboratory to be used by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft as part of the AF's nuclear propulsion program. Prat and Whitney, a division of United Aircraft, will use the laboratory to carry out contracts with the Air Force and the Atomic Energy Commission. Outstanding Work Recognized i 11-'- ! two-ma- t Leonard Hamson Honored With Presentation of Well Done Award was presented to The Hill Administrative club's Well Done award in the command-enerar- s held in ceremonies Leonard Val Hamson, maintenance, M. E. Tillery, OOAMA office this week. Brig. General commander, made the presentation displayed by Leonard Val On hand for the ceremonies were ingenuity in a new. prochief of Hamson resulted brake assemMajor Abraham G. Garcia, for cedure repairing and Hill Ad- blies for This new aircraft. plans and operations, ministrative club officials David method, which was used on a projH. Whitesides, president, and Don ect of modifying 42,081 brake public block and shoe assemblies, resulted Hartley, chairman of , the ' ' ' relations committee. a savings of $114,612.44 to the Mr. Hamson received the award in States government." United for- - outstanding work he accomis employed in the Hamson Mr. rebrake new plished in devising a and repair planning which saved the manufacture pair procedure control diproduction shops unit, of dollars, government thousands resides at He maintenance. vision, Mr. Whitesides said. with West. Srtnth 2425 Roy, kaii enan of The award" consisted Leonand three sons, his Zell, a wife, pad set and graved desk writing ard Val, 17; Donald Jean, 15; and special citation.. The citation read Delmond Chloe, 12. and in part: "Outstanding initiative , zed. ; . Foremost award-winnwas Col. Ford said that a few. pilots from the 461st Light Bombard- Maintenance's Bruce H. Whittier, ment Wing, most of whom are 112 W. Mond St., Ogden; who will veterans of tactical bomber opera- receive $275.00 for' an idea which tions in Korea, already are being will save the Air Force approxichecked out in the operation and mately .$10,000.00. " r ,, maintenance of the 7 .and the at the Other award-winneGlen L. Martin plant. size of their awards include: Maintenance William 662 Blundell, He added that Utahns could ex John Ave., $13.90; Healy Ogden, twin-jeto see the sleek pect t light 5 Wasatch Dr., Lay-to- n, bombers in the skys over Utah in Lougee, O. McCarthy, William $10,00; the latter part of December. fSfVi V. fMl Oram t1On Ham O. Smith, Saraha Vil- J-6- Mr. John Allison. National AFA esident, will present honorary imberships in the AFA to Gov-n- or Glade and B-2- . 7. . - v I h J : a. v. f C-1- 24 C-1- 24 . Brig. General M. E. Tillery, OOAMA commander, scond froci Hamson right), presents the Well Done Award to Leonard Val (second from left). In attendance at the ceremony were Major Abraham G. Garcia (left) chief of plans and operations, and David 'Whitesides, Hill Administrative Club president.