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■C O R H I I U S I C H R C A P

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IIARCH

P LT. . M I K O i m C L S m O l . i O T I O N S

A nianber of promotions for members

of the Kearney Fli|;^t of OhV have "been
announced. They include the folloring
c ^ . d e t s : " i l l i a m G e i s l e r, f r o m s e c o n d
to .-^irst lieutenant; Xcnneth A, I(ohlscheen, sergeant to second lieutennnt;

' ' f ^ u l " u l l o v. i a e y, p r i Ta t e t . o t e c h n i c a l
serge ntJ Jpnes B, Pr'^ther, •orivate to
ser~e^nt; Paul E, Farn, C, V'» Lancaster
?.nd G, ' anon, "private to nrivite
first

class*

^'age 1

50

pl.vits::olt:h flt spoiiroi^s r-'orFL cohtest

The Plattsmouth Flight is sponroring a model airpl?.ne contest, and
nlane kits Avere distributed to the

cadets attending the February 23
meeting. The cadets "ill assemble
the model planes and vhen same are
completed, the planes vill be display
e d i n a l o c a l s t o r e v / i n d o ^ * ^ a n d • " 111

be judged according to vorlonanship,
appf:arance, flying ability in spot
landings and long distance flights,
^rizes rill be ^ivon to the best

Lt, l^obert LonG^vell, corr.-^.un let ions
o f fi c e r, i n s t r u c t e d C A P m e m b e r s i n e n o r (::ency rescue rrocedure, at their meeting
on '• eunesday evening.
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The Plattsmouth Flight has had
an L-4 at its disposal, vhich vjas
located at the H, S, Harris Airport
located ton riles south of T>lattrmouth

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coiUL'NDPii

OF

PL.ViTSl.QTTTH CIVIL AIR PATROL FLIGHT __
On February 23, the P.lattsnouth
Fli;,ht held election of officers in
their meeting place, the basement of
t h e p u b l i c } L i b r a r y,

on Highv/ay 75, In snite of bad iveather, CAP pilots F^ve totaled 17 hours
of flying time on the ^.ircraft. The
public has been invited to inspect the
aircraft at the Harris Airport, rhere
i t ' Vi l l b e l o c a t e d f o r a p p r o : ^ i m a t e l y
one more veek,
J)t

Chester F» ("Hap") Harris, v/ho re
sides at 923 Avenue "D", is the nerly
appointed local commander, replacing
Lt, Burrell Flvans v:ho resigned because
his

residence

Evans

vdll

is

nov

continue

in

Omaha*

his

CAP

Lt,

activities

v'ith the Ctoaha Squadrons,

Present at th6 meeting were !ajor
Roy L, Hij^field, Cadet'Comnandant of •

the ITebraska V:ing staff, and il/Sgt,

K* V, Crydermen, assistant to the AFC A P I . i . ? i s o n O f fi c e r,
Other

staff

members

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C A P TA I I ? A R LT K T. T L I l ' C O L I T C O L ^ ' / m i S R

Captain Joseph Arlt has been

appointed Commanding Officer of the
Lincoln Squadron, replacing I ajor
O r l o T. P w e l l i v h o ' r e q u e s t e d t r a n s f e r
to the CAP Reserve, Captain Arlt,
a C/^P m<"mber since 1944, has served
as Adjutant of both the Lincoln
Squadron and Group 762, He is
C h i e f A i r c r a f t C o m m u n i c a t o r, C i v i l
Aerono.utics Administration at the

Lincoln iiunicipal Airpcrt.
of

the

Platts-

Squadron v/orks out "dry runs"

mouth Flirht are 2nd Lt, John Straka,

with

Adjutant; I'/Sgt, Lane, Operations
Officer; and S, liarris, tnA S/Sgt*;
IJ^yle, Pilots present v;ere '^rnold

"ieisinger, Illner Hehvig and Ray Bryant,
es ell as Ground Training instructor
F u l t o n H a r r i s , F i v e c a d e t s T- h 6 a t t e n

ded the moeting--:ioy Patterson, Darrell
■'■. i l l i n m s o n , / r t S n e v o l d s e n , ~ : i c l c e
and Charles Favors—are to receive

free airplane rides, Ileetings of
the Fli(^ht are nov/ held on Thursdays
instePd of Wednesday,

Lincoln

Red

Cross

The Lincoln Squadron has recently
had t^yo "dry runs" in conjunction v.'ith
the American Red Cross, Five cadets
and tv/o seniors participated, iiembers
with

First

Aid

certificates

took

care

of Boy Scout "victims'* of a bicycle
accident and an apartment fire, In

the second "dry run", the CAP radio
unit

v;as

called

on

to

use

its

valkie

talkie radios—for practice in event
of cOTir.unication cutoff in a disaster.

c aitiHUSKER CAP wrs

1 9

:1ARCH 50

SENIOR. FRgiOTIONS - NEBR, "WING
C A D E T N E Tr S O V E R

In accordance with Personnel Orders

T H E S TAT E . . . ♦ .

The GRAKD ISLAJTD cadets have in

stalled seats in the CAP truck assigned
to that area, and vdll now have trans
portation for their \veekly meetings.

issued by-National Headquarters, the
following t)remotions have been announ-^
ced by the Tffing Commander:
TO

CAmiN:

Leon B, Buckley, Communications Ofcr,
Norfolk Squadron
Yiayne T', Hilkemeier," Operations Ofcr,
Norfolk Squadron

Three girls from" OJMHA SQUADRON-f-S

nwassist M/sgt. Clara Spindler in the
processing of cadet papers and 2nd Lti

Clarence Kuhney in the filing and typing

TO FIRST LIEOTTINANT: •

J o h n J , C o s t e l l o > E n g i n e e r i n g O f c r,

of senior applicatiohfl4- They are Jean
Ifeth, Carolyn Dane and Marie Pace."-- all

Norfolk Squadron

very capable cadets, we might add. T^e

T O S E C O N D L I F r T E I ' ^ N T:

appreciate yo\Ar fine help, girls.

L a w r e n c e L , B i t i e r, O p e r a t i o n s O f c r,

Bayard Flight
Cadets and senior members of the

LEXINGTON FLIGHT have just cbmpleted
a course in aircraft engines, magnetos
and carburetion, A course in rjeteorology
will be started on iiaroh 27.
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Cadet 1st Lt.' Harold Storm, PIO
.has submitted the following news items
about the OfiAHA SQUADRON 3 cadets^

Patricia J. Frank, Adjutant, Grp 765
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Ralph E. Townsend, Supply Officer
Bayard Flight
John F, Davey, Operations Officer
Ctoaha Squadron 1

Merton L, Ekv/all, Comandant of
Cadets, Norfolk Sqdn,

Tw e l v e c a d e t s w i l l r e c e i v e o r i e n t a

tion rides' in C-46 aircraft floivn by

pilots of Ihe 2473d AF Reserve Training •

Billy R, Ifyers, Cojmnanding Officer
Gerihg Flight •

Center on Saturday morning, March 25.

The four flights of cadets in Qnaha

Vfilliam :U Raper, Operations Officer
Kimball Flight

afe" prlanning to have individual dry runs
during Piaster vacation.

Committees are being set up to plan'
the dRince for Omaha cadets to be held '
on/'lay 6v It is hoped'that this dahce,
which 7/ill be*informal, can be given
at Fort Ctoaha»



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^^^•ING MEMBERS taSET TOH GRAND ISUND FLT
Lt, Col, L. J, Heinsen and Lt, Vern

Puller, V/ihg staff members flew to
Grand Island with CAptein Frank Bo^vman
on Thursday evening, liarch 23, to meet

v/ith senior members of that Flight and

The cadets have an ex-Marine instruc- 'V/ith'Can tain H, L, Coleman,' Commanding
tor for drill, as well as several Air
Officer and-Lt, Kay Coleman. Also

Foro© and Amy Reservist instructors^

present vrere-Sgt. John. Mc/illister, *

Central City and Lt. 'iartin Helsing,
Omaha Squadron ^^3#

CORIIHUSXER

CAP

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U/.RCH

50

Page

"TCRI;; GIVES CAP EAriO STATIOrl AT CSi.TRAL KEARNEY FLIC-HT PL'JIE D/ITCF IV /-rRIL
CITY

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V. h e n t c l e t ^ h o n o t o l l l i n e s c o n n e c t i n g

The Kearney Flight has invited

Centr-'^l City vdth surrounding tc-rns '

the Nebraska "iVing strff menbers and

vrnt out cHirinc the storm on Tuesd-'^.y,
i-ftrch 7, the city stil-l v:ps jiot isolated

Omeha Squadron meribers to attend a
CAP sponsored dance at Kearney on
April 14, 1950»

c o i n i t u n i c o t i o n s - Y- i s e .

Rrdio Station KGNU, established several The dance vill be held in the

nonths ago by John IlcAllister to operate Crystal Koon the Fort Keprney
on a frequency assi^ined to the CAP, was Hotel, There v;ill be a ^:ood orchosready to broadcast immediately ^ny r.essage tra and vocelist, vlth additional
of er.er^ency nature ovor a netvork embra- entertainment during intermisr>ion,
oinr

more

than

a

dozen

other

I Te b r a c k a

points stretching bet'.veen Omaha and
Scottsbluff.

CADET

rONALP

HIDE

RECEIVES

INGS

T h e c r. e r g e n c y s e r v i c e v. - a s a v s i l c . b l e a t . C a d e t D o n r l d H i d e o f t h e H a s t i n g s

no cost for any one, i-IcAllister said, but Flif;ht received hir aeronautical ratthe rorthwestern Bell'Telephone c<xapany * ing as Pilot in recent ^^crsonnel
b e c a m e t h e fi r s t u s e r, . M a n a g e r I r v i n o r d e r s r e c e i v e d f r o m I Ta t i o n a l H e n d Rasnussen told the Honnareil -tiiat 'Ic- quarters. Cadet Hide, riio representAllijiter's facilities proved to be of ed the Nebraska g in the 1948

"incnlculable vrlue" in maintaining Exchange Program, is the second
connections'■'-'ith the teleohone coin;.'J!?ny Nebraska cadet to reccive pilot's
office in Grand Island so that both Tdngs, Cadet Russell Caauwe of
offices could be ker)t informed of line Norfolk received his nilot'aeronauti-

b r e y. k s a n d e n e r g e n c y n e e d s , c a l r a t i n g i n J u n e o f 1 9 4 9 ,

At one time it ap'^.eared likely that There are nine cadets in the
a sunrtly of batterfep being used to Nebraska l.ing v/ho havo the rating of
po* er the Central City telephone lines Obsei^er,

T ould be exhausted before regular ncv/er
service could be resumed, Rasmussen

relayed

tho

information

via

'IcAllister

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to Grf'nd Island and a battery char^.*r (cont,^

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vms started on its raytovmrd Central The station is liccnsod for 75
C i t y,
vatts
of
povtsr
and
uses
equipment
bui3
f o r t h e n i g n a l c o r n s d u r i n g t h e r / a r,

"Fortunately", Rasmusson said, "pov/ur Its toircr, locatcd ??to'^ :'cAllistcr's

s^rvicc ras restored before the charger house, stands 150 feet, nine inches
v*ns needed here but it was hurried on to off the grounds,
'^ilvcr Crook vhore it v/as needed as much

as

here,"

Although

the

station

is

asci^nod

o n l y t o t h e C A P f r e r u < - n o y, i t i s p r i It is scrvice of this nature for rhich -"^ately ovncd and pncrrtcd by ''cAllish i s r a d i o s t a t i o n i s i n t e n d e d , I l c A l l i s t e r t o r. S i n c e i t i s f o r c r r. c r g c n c y u s e
s a i d , * . . i t h s u c h e q u i p m e n t , l i c A l l i s t e r o n l y, t h e r e i s n o i n c o m e f r o m t h e o p c i
has been able to convorso easily vith tion and all opor'^tional expc.nses mus"*
operators in Florida, Cnlifomia and be borne by him,
"uD.shington, indicating, that he ic'ablo

to covcr tho entire United States, (Notej The above prticle, tcgother

v'ith an 8 X 10 photograph of C/P mcmbc

( c o n t , n e x t c o l u m n ) " c A l l i s t e r, a m c a r c d i n t h o ^ i a r c h 9 t h
issue of the C51JTR.-L CITY NO^H'AREIL),

cacilIHUSK:;R CAP NSTS
NATIONAL HSAP^:UARTERS PRAISES DISASTER

A E R O N A U T I C A L R / i T I N G S - N E B R . 'I N■G


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PU N PET UP OF HEBRASIC/>> T.'ING T O P I L O T;

National Headquarters recently
praised the Disaster Plan v:orked out by
the Nebraska v.'ing and^has requested ihat
enough copies be made available, in
order that a copy nay be forwarded to
each V'ing throughout the country to use

Elmer J, ^ayle, Plattsmouth
Capt, H, 0, Bergstrom, No, Platte
D o n a l d G , B o y e r, A l l i a n c e

Alexander J, Drozynski, Plattsmouth
Ralph C, Enaingeri Grand Island

as a guide*

C h e s t e r F. H a r r i s , P l a t t s m o u t h

In a letter to this headquarters
deted 9 March 1950, National Headquarters
stated that "the disaster plan developed
by the .Nebraska T-.ing of CAP is considered
to be one of the r.;ost comprehensive and
complete plans to be forwarded to this

Donald L, Hide, Hastings

headquarters

Floyd Rol, Hastings

Robert S, Harris, Plattsmouth
Donald A. 'agnuson. Alliance
D a v i d F, M c L I i l l i a n , ' P l e t t s m o u t h

A r n o l d J , l i e i s i n g e r, P l a t t s m o u t h

Arno C, Miller, Grand Island
James B, %ers, Alliance
Raymond G, Vabel, Grand Island

A second supplement to the plan is
to be issued in the near future, includ
ing changes in unit commanders, redesignation of tv/o areas and changes in radio
stations,
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O W m O F F I C E R S T O AT T E l ^ L E X I N G T O N I I E E T I N G

Omaha '• ing staff officers and members
of the Lexington Flight staff have been

invited to attend the Lions Club supper
on Monday evening, T'arch 27^ and they
have requested that the -Ting staff
representatives present short talks on
t h e v a r i o u s p h a s e s o f C A P a c t i v i t y.
A f t e r t h e d i n n e r, a m e e t i n g w i t h

TO OBSERVER:

M/Sgt, Virgil Bakei*, Norfolk
Harold D, Barnhart; Norfolk
Cecil C, Dieatrick, Norfolk
Clarence R, Iliff,' Norfolk

Glenn A, Klipphahii, Norfolk
H a r o l d E . K o e l l e r, N o r f o l k
Edwa.rd C, Johnson, Norfolk
Vvilliam T., i.esterman, Norfolk

C/.P APPOINTS AIR cmPUIN AT NATL HQ,
Apr)ointment of Air Chaplain

Lexington CAP personnel vdll be'held at
CA.P headquarters at the airport. Plans

L t , C o l , R o b e r t P, Ta y l o r, a s u r v i v o r
of the Bataan Death Llarch, as National
Chaplain of the Civil Air Patrol

have been made for the City Manager,
reTDresentatives from the City Council
and both Senior and Junior Chambers of

Comvierce, as v.-ell as highschool officials,
to attend this meeting,

has been announced by Major General
Lucas V, Beau, National Commander of

CAP, follovdng ap-oroval recently by •
Chief of Chaplains Major General
C h a r l e s I , C a r p e n t e r, T h i s i s t h e
first

CAP training in connection v.dth the
original highschool aeronautical course
Vv-as started the second semester at Lex

ington Hij^hschool, under the instruction

o f R o b e r t Ty k e , Tw e n t y - t h r o e s t u d e n t s
are taking the course at school and 20
cadets are taking the course at CAP

time

the

Civil

Air

Patrol

has

ho

a regularly appointed chaplain. The
appointment presages creation of a

nationrwide organization of voluntary
air chaolains throu2:hout the Civil
Air Patrol, One of Colonel Taylor*s

v. d l l b e s t a r t e d o n T ' a r c h 2 7 w i t h E d l ^ o b -

first projects -i-ill be to visit e«.ch
of the 52 v.lngs in Continental United
States, Alaska, Hav/aii and Puerto Ricc
to err'^nge for the selection of a

inson, U.id-ivest .'irlines station manager

chaplain at each wing, usually a paste.

Headquarters* A course in meteorology

and Captain Herschel Amrine as instructors. v : i t h - w a r t i m e e x p e r i e n c e .

C Q R i m - i - I C E R C A P i - ! LT; S

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CAF AG-Mr • .^RITS ELL I

NcricE

(excerpts from article in Air Rceerve
Forces Reviev/, llarch 1950")

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F. { c : : T H E A ? . T D S H E T: T j r r
O r :

("March comes in like a lion and

goes out like a ????")

O n e o f t h e b e s t e x o r. p l e s o f e f fi c i e n t
voluntocr

service

rendered

the

I^^fition

by the Civil Air Patrol is revealed in

To prevent a deluge of comments (v:e*vo

the

had enuf of 'em already) cnecial

official

account

of

a

cearch

and

r e s c u e i s r i o n p e r f o r r. e d b y t h e C a l i f o r n i a
C." P '"ing.
O n 8 D e w c r. b e r, t h e v d n ^ ; v ; a s c a l l e d u p o n

by the Air ne5;cue Service of 'MS at
.ianiilton /ir Porcc Base to partici^n^to in
a sc?.rch for a Culver sircraft v/hich, '•ith
its pilot, had rot been reported rince its
departure fron Glendalc the "previous day
en

route

to

Uanilton,

attention

is

called

assures

the

r-Ti^ir©

route

of

travel

over

a

• ide strip of territory S26 ajr nilcs
lon^.* On the third clay, Ci-P pilot Frank
D, /'ndcrson and CAP observers Robert Lor-

man and Tiert "artin, flyir.g a Cesrna tv.*inengine •aircraft of the Ventura County
Squadron 3 Oxnard, Crlif, spotted tho

•'.vrecke.ge of the nissing plane at an elo"
v<?"tion of 6,000 feet on tho snowcovered

slope of Devil*s Heart Peak, near Cjai,
C ^ . l i f o r n i a * N e x t d a y, a fl i f h t s u r f c ; c o n
v / a s l o v. ' c r e d f r o m a n I F h e l i c o p t e r t o t h o

v^reckage. He found no nign of tho miss
ing Dilot other than tr^^ckn leading av.'^^y
from

the

scene*

cover

of

us

that

the

anir.ial

in

the

lower rifjhthard corner JS-' a lamb,
Hovrever, the general opinion -'round
these hyar oarts is that it riore

closely resembles a goat or a cot'/»

A n y. v a y, i t ' s d i ff e r e n t , a n d v e k n o w
that you'll get a good laugh out of
it

oJ

tho

Cryderman, Art and Publication Dent,

as

we

did*

Ues'^onding quickly to the c"ll for aid,

Z ^ O n e n b e r s o f t h e C A P u t i l i z e d 11 8 a i r
craft in r detailed, systematic conbing

to

this month's nevrsletter, TV^Sgti

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yfe hope that It, I.-ay Coleman of

^ r o n d I s l a n d i s f e e l i n g b e t t e r. M a y
Y/as seriously ill last month, and

had a temper'^ture an high as 105^,
Last report v/e had she v/as recovering'
nicely, and vre hope completely by nov/,
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2nd Lt, Carl V.edel, C/^P member since
1946, cadet instructor and CAP nilot,
was one of the singers selected for
the operetta, "The irey; "oon" to be
presented this Spring in conjunction
r.'ith the Omaha Symphony Orchestra.
The t^vo main leads yill be tirofessional

singers from Nov.- York City, and the
rest of the cast an;.^ the chorus v/as

handpicked Omoha talent* Carl is a
c h o i r d i r e c t o r, a p r a c t i c e t e a c h e r

Gro|jnd ?>.nd aerial search for the v^.nder-

in tho muric de^artr.ont of one of

in^ d'^y, 1? recer.iber, "^ilot Anderson,
one of t.he ori,.in^«l finderr> in the case,

a s v ; e l l a s a s i n g e r,

ing nan vas accelerated, Cn the follov-

Icc^tf;;! the inj\^rcd flier floundcrin/r
in .aist deep rno^- scverj^l miles from
t h e r. r a r h s i t e , i i n d o r a o n t h e n u s e d h i s
r-A: io to direct a ground party to th?^

a i d o f t h e l o s t p i l o t . I t v. - n p r e p o r t e d
later thc.t the rercued n^.n van e""oeoted

t o r. a k e a f u l l r e c o v e r y, b u t t h a t h o

probably could not hare stood another day.

Cbaha's schools, and a fine nianist,
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Sure and there ;vas no'* earing of the
green hero in Ting Hq, on St, Patrick'i:

t^ay. There vrere scrric green complcxionr
however, Sgt, Crydeman v-ertt home
at noon, very sick -.'itK flu, and

"Corporal" "Grahaiii finally had tc

desert the ship around 4{00 Pi: because
of flu. Bunch of sissies in Room 7101