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Army Air Forces and Aviation Exposition--Morris Field, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1946.pdf

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OFFICIAL PROGRAM

ARMY AIR FORCES FAIR
AV I AT I O N EXPOSITION

Sponsored By

NORTH CAROLINA WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
May 17, 18 and 19, 1946

MORRIS FIELD
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Price 15 Cents

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LEST WE FORGET
Those Who Gave Their
Lives In The Civil Air
Patrol 'Of The North
Carolina Wing * * *
C A P T. H . L . L U N D Q U I S T
Gastonia, N. C.
June 27, 1943

L T. A L F R E D C . K E N D R I C K
Gastonia, N. C.
January 22, 1944

LT. GUY T. CHERRY
Kinston, N. C.
November 16, 1942

S G T. D . S . W I L L I A M S
Wallace, N. C.
June 27, 1943

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away !
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, He has
wandered into an unknown land, And left us dreaming
how very fair It need must be, since he lingers there.
And you--O you, who the wildest yearn For the oldtime step and the glad return, Think of him faring on,
as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here, To simple
things :--Where the violets grew Blue as the eyes they
were likened to, The touches of his hands have
strayed As reverently as his lips have prayed: When
the little brown thrush that harshly chirred Was dear to
him as the mocking-bird, And he pitied as much as a
man in pain A writhing honey-bee wet with rain, Think
of him still as the same, I say: He is not dead—he is
just away !
--James Whitcomb Riley

THE P-80 SHOOTING STAR
The Fastest Plane Known To Man

JET-PROPELLED P-80
The jet-propelled P-80, which recently cut in half the former
record for a flight between New York and Washington by making
the trip in 29 minutes and 15 seconds, makes its first appearance
in this area at the Army Air Forces three-day air show at Morris
Field on May 17, 18 and 19.

THE ARMY AIR FORCES FAIR
and

AVIATION EXPOSITION
MORRIS
May 17,18 and 19, 1946

FIELD
Air Show 2:00 and 4:00 P. M.

P-80 SHOOTING STAR (Jet Propelled Fighter
Plane) A FLIGHT OF P-47's (Combat Fighting
Planes) A FLIGHT OF P-Sl's(Combat Fighting
Planes) A FLIGHT OF A-26's (Medium Bombers) KS HELICOPTER (Rescue and Supply Plane)
B-29 FLYING SUPER FORTRESS (Heavy Bomber)
C-54 HOSPITAL TRANSPORT PLANE (A Complete
Flying Hospital) (See these planes on exhibition)
U. S. ARMY AIR FORGES EXHIBITION
U. S. ARMY AIR BORNE EXHIBITION
(Latest models on exhibition)

ALL TYPES OF CIVILIAN AIRPLANES

VISIT EXHIBITION BUILDING
Accessories, Radios, Radar, Bombsights, Airlines, Insurance and Financing

THE B-29 FLYING SUPER FORTRESS
The Hero of World War Two

CARRIER OF ATOMIC BOMB
This was the type of aircraft from which the first atomic bomb was
dropped bombing Japan. The cruising range of the Super-Fortress
is better than 6,000 miles at a speed of over 300 miles per hour.

HISTORY OF ClVIL AIR PATROL
Civil Air Patrol was organized December 1, 1941 to guard airports, coastal
patrol, searchlight tracking, tow-targets, courier service, forest fire patrols,
transport, and emergency relief to flood and disaster areas.
Civil Air Patrol served under a Wing Command in each of the 48 states.
The Wing Command reported directly to National Headquarters, staffed by officers of the Army
Air Forces.
Perhaps in North Carolina the most interesting of Civil Air Patrol duties was that of Coastal
Patrol on the North Carolina coast where the subs in the early days of the war were sending
ships to the bottom and drowning seamen.
Pilots were ready to fly from a base on the North Carolina coast in their own little one engine
airplanes, but had no life preservers—a regulation requirement.
However, seven dead Germans in lifebelts were washed up on the beach one evening, and in
the morning the patrols took off.

It was unorthodox for Stinsons, Wacos and Fairchilds to skim 80 and 100 miles out
to sea patrolling at altitudes as low as 300 feet. If one spark plug began to miss,
the pilot and observer were in danger; if the engine went dead, the best they could
hope for was a pancake landing on a wave crest. Army, Navy and Coast Guard
pilots called them "The Flying Minute Men" and tanker crews ploughing up the
coast cheered and waved their caps to see the single-engine putt-putts circling
overhead. All activities were under army orders and reports were subject to such
strict military censorship that the country knew little of the CAP Coastal Patrol.
Fifty times, by record, Civil Air Patrol planes have scared off or sunk submarines
about to torpedo or shell tankers, each worth more than a million dollars, not to
mention crew and cargo.

PEACETIME CIVIL AIR PATROL
Now that the war has ended Civil Air Patrol, still an auxiliary of the Army
Air Forces, is training 15, 16 and 17 year old youths meteorology, theory of flight,
navigation, Morse code, mechanics, etc. in order to build a civilian airpower
second to none. These courses are also available for the Senior members. A flight
scholarship is given the CAP Cadet with with the highest average during his
training. He is entitled to a two-weeks encampment each summer at an Army
Air Base in North Carolina.
Civil Air Patrol is especially interested in enlisting all returned Veterans.
We need you Veterans to go on Luncheon Flights and instruct the Cadets. This
gives you a chance to fly and keep up your interest in aviation. PLEASE contact the nearest Squadron of Civil Air Patrol and enlist now so you may be able
to keep up your flying. There are no dues in CAP. It is a non-profit and educational organization, so come on Veteran we need you and you need us.

NORTH CAROLINA WING OF CIVIL AIR PATROL, INC.
HEADQUARTERS, Tuckaseege Road

P.O. Box 266 CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Building Civilian Air Power
Civil Air Patrol
An Auxiliary of the Army Air Forces

LOCATION OF CIVIL AIR PATROL SQUADRONS'OF NORTH CAROLINA
Ahoskie
Highlands
Robersonville Asheboro
High Point
Rocky Mount Asheville
Hillsboro
Salisbury Beaufort-Morehead
Jacksonville
Sandhills (Candor) Berryhill
Kinston
Blue Ridge (Spindale)
Leaksville
Sanford Burlington
Lexington
Selma Canton
Marshville
Shelby Charlotte
Mocksville
Star Concord
Monroe
Statesville Durham
Mooresville
Fayetteville
Mount Airy
Sylva Gastonia
New Bern
Tarboro Goldsboro
Peachland
Wadesboro Greensboro
Piedmont (Mount Holly)
Waynesville Greenville
Raleigh
Washington Hendersonville
Reidsvlle
Winston-Salem Hickory
Roanoke Rapids

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