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~ARY, 1969


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CAP Saves ives
In Oregon Bl,zzard
OKLAHOMA CEREMONY-Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam, Mrs.
Virginia Pigman, Reed Pigman Jr., and Civil Air Patrol Cadet
Col. William B. Matzko at ceremony in Ardmore, Okla. Mrs.
Pigman and young Pigman hold CAP plaque and pen set. Cadet
Matzko holds plaque denoting presentation to him of the first
Reed Pigman Scholarship.

CAP Cadet Receives
$5,000 Scholarship

PORTLAND, Ore.--Members
of the Oregon Wg. of Civil Air
Patrol have beerr credited with
We are indebted to 2nd Lt.
saving the lives of 26 persons
Patricia Reed Davis, Oregon
during a seven-day period from
Wing Information Officer, for
Dec. 30 to Jan. 5. Officials of
this report, "with the able
t h e s h e r i ff s d e p a r t m e n t o f
assistance," she says, "of
Oregon's Multnomab County
Multnomah County Senior
said that the 26 "would have
Sq. No. I, Maj. Ray Chase,
perished without assistance."
and Acting Wg. commander,
Saving of the 26 is believed to
Lt. Col. Dorothy Swain,
constitute a record for a similar
period for Civil Air Patrol.
Deputy Commander, Oregon
The worst weather in at least
30 years in the Portland area and
in the Columbia Gorge brought
Multnomah Squadron, fondly
o ~ a continuing emergency k n o w n a s " B r u s h b u s t e r s , "

A R D M O R E, O k I a. -- A president of the corporation.
z l-yvar~-~a~'Rv~{Td~e~t~~'~' Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam,
Senior Sq. No. 1.
Cadet Col:' William B. Matzk0, C A P n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r,
was presented the first annual
A blizzard, with temperatures
presented Mrs. Pigman with a
Reed Pigman Flight Scholarship plaque from Civil Air Patrol as a reported as low as ~f0 degrees
during recent ceremonies here.
Thank You for establishing the below zero, piled snow up in
Cadet Matzko was given the valuable scholarship.
drifts as deep as 10 feet, burying
$5,000 scholarship by Reed
The presentation ceremonies cars, covering roads and halting
Pigman Jr., 18-year-old son of
w e r e h e l d a t t h e A m e r i c a n all transportation in the area.
the late aviation pioneer, Reed Flyers School in Ardmore on
Winds of 40 to 70 miles per
P i g m a n S r. , w h o f o u n d e d
Jan. 24, the anniversary of Mr. hour were recorded with gusts
American Flyers, Inc., a charter
up to 90 mph.
Pigman's birth.
airline and flying school at
The emergency mission began
The scholarship includes all
Ardmore. Young Pigrnan is a
i n s t r u c t i o n l e a d i n g t o a for the Multnomah squadron
freshman at the University of commercial pilot license as well
with a call from the Multnomah
County sheriffs department to
as quarters and meals during the
Mrs. Virginia Pigman, who
f o u r - m o n t h t r a i n i n g p e r i o d . the Western Aerospace Rescue
established the flight scholarship
and Recovery Service, asking for
(See MRS. PIGMAN, Page 2)
the help of Civil Air Patrol.
in the name of her late husband,
presented Cadet Matzko with a
plaque commemorating the first
scholarship given. She is now

Haugen, CWO Harold Bothwell,
and SM Fred WiUmon. Their
assigned task was to help close
off traffic in the Columbia
Gorge and to check the many
cars stalled in the area, many of
them in ditches, covered with


In many places trees were
down, across power lines in
some cases. Telephones and
electric power were out in some
areas and many people were
without fuel or heat.
People still in the stalled cars
were brought out to safety and
homes along the way were
,,~,~,~a q~mo h--~eS which did

equipped for emergency rescue
have heat had three~/mcI~z~0r
purposes. They can travel over families staying together.
terrain and under conditions
First Lt. Willis Ranes and 1st
which other type vehicles cannot L t . D a v i d P a u l s e n w e r e
"dispatched so many times we
lost count," they reported. The
Twice during the seven-day
trio, driving four-wheel-drive
period, the mission was
suspended when the emergency vehicles, reported that people in
seemed to be at an end. It was s o m e c a s e s w e r e l i t e r a l l y
"freezing to death." In some
reopened both times and finally
closed permanently on Jan. 5 homes people had huddled
when conditions improved and together for warmth, with no
heat or light for 20 hours.
activities returned to normal.
Others assisting were 1st Lt.
Maj. Ray Chase, commander
of the squadron, set up mission
Bruce Griggs, CWO Sidney
headquarters in his own home. Cardwell, CWO Quenton Moon,
and Senior Members James
Requests for assistance were
Schlosser, Leonard Henson, and
channeled to the squadron from
(See BLIZZARD, Page 12)
the sheriff's department which
lacked personnel to answer the
calls. During the first 30 hours,
more than 200 calls for help
w e r e r e c e i v e d . " We fi n a l l y
0 K L A H 0 M A
Wing Advisory Council. Col. stopped counting," sheriff's
C I T Y- - P r e s e n t a t i o n o f a n
R o b e r t D e l e fi e l d , w i n g department personnel reported.
honorary membership in Civil c o m m a n d e r a n d G e n e r a l
The first CAP members to be
Air Patrol to Gov. Dewey F.
Putnam's host during the visit, dispatched were 1st Lt. James
(See Pages 8-9)
Bartlett highlighted a recent presented certificates to each
t w o - d a y o r i e n t a t i o n v i s i t t o new advisory council member.
Oklahoma by Maj. Gen. Walter
A group of Oklahoma cadets
B. Putnam, national commander.
accompanied the general on his
In making the membership
FAA tour. Upon his arrival at
presentation, held in the State Tinker AFB, General Putnam
Capitol. General Putnam cited
reviewed an honor flight of CAP
the governor's vigorous support
A n a s s o c i a t i o n o f f o r m e r continuity to Civil Air Patrol's
of CAP activities in the state. In
The trip to Oklahoma, his members of Civil Air Patrol is heritage and traditions.
a sidelight move, Gov. Bartlett
Announced recently by Major
first since assuming command of b e i n g f o r m e d b y N a t i o n a l
Headquarters in an effort to G e n e r a l Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m ,
conferred the title of "OKIE" CAP, began in Tulsa.
on General Putnam who is a
USAF, National Commander,
W h i l e i n T u l s a G e n e r a l regain the interest of individuals
native 9f Tulsa. OKIE stands for
Putnam was guest of honor at a who have left the organization membership in the association
Oklahoma. Key to Intelligence
d i n n e r h o s t e d b y t h e Tu l s a because other commitments did will be open to all former CAP
and Enterprise. The two-star
C h a p t e r o f t h e A i r F o r c e not allow them time to actively members who have allowed their
commander of Civil Air Patrol Association and its president, Ed participate in CAP activities.
membership to lapse because
D O Y O U K N O W H I M ? T h i s was visibly moved by the honor. McFarland. The general was W h i l e a n a m e f o r t h e
they did not have time to devote
early member of CAP is now a
During his stay in Oklahoma presented with a set of engraved organization has not yet been t o b e i n g a n a c t i v e m e m b e r.
squadron commander and is
City, General Putnam toured the ceramic drinking mugs to denote officially adopted--ALUMNI or Initially, the association will
involved in governmental affairs Federal Aviation Administration
VETERANS ASSOCIATION are operate directly out of National
his trip to the state.
being considered--it is felt that Headquarters. Uniforms will not
at a high level. This is a 1949 facility, conferred with wing
A highlight of the Tulsa visit these individuals could do much
photograph and if you don't officials at breakfast and later
be required.
came at nearby Sapulpa High to enhance the prestige of Civil
know who it pictures, see page attended a luncheon honoring
As membership grows, a
Air Patrol and provide
(See OKLAHOMA, Page 2)
(See ALUMNI, Page 2)
the formation of the Oklahoma

Commander Trades Honors
Wilh Oklahoma Governor

See CAP's

Of Lives Saved
In 1968

Alumni or Veteran:
Which Name is Best?



Patterson Named

NER Commander
William M. Patterson, formerly
commander of the Maryland Wg.
of Civil Air Patrol, has been
appointed commander of the
Middle East Region, effective
Dec. 30, 1968. He succeeds Col.
Stanhope Lineberry in this post.
Colonel Patterson has been a
member of CAP since 1952. He
has served as commander of the
Parkville Comp. Sq. in the
Maryland Wg., as wing executive
officer, operations officer, and
a i r i n s p e c t o r, i n a d d i t i o n t o
serving as commander.
In his service with CAP, he
has attended a number of
encampments and holds the Red
Service Ribbon, White Service
Ribbon, Air Search and Rescue
Ribbon with two clasps, Blue
Service Ribbon, and Meritorious
Service Award.
In addition he served as an
escort officer for IACE and was
one of the original pilots in
Operation Moonwatch.
Colonel Patterson is a
member of a number of civic
a nd frat emil organizations,
among them being the Baltimore
Chamber of Commerce, Rotary,
Masons, Shrine, Aircraft Owners
and Pilots Association,
Baltimore Aero Club, Pocket
Te s t a m e n t L e a g u e , a n d
Association of Building

O Gara Comman&
North Dakota Wing
Col. John H. O'Gara has been
appointed commander of the
South Dakota Wg. of Civil Air
Patrol. He succeeds Col. Charles
C. Doughty.
T h e a p p o i n t m e n t was
effective Jan. 1.


iContinued From Page 1)
special alumni/veterans
association publication will be
developed to complement the
Civil Air Patrol News which
association members will receive
each month. The National
Commander has indicated that
he desires to see the association
concept take root as a vital
'adjunct to the Civil Air Patrol.
National membership dues
will be the same as for all other
CAP senior members with the
funds raised going directly into
flying, academic, and other
scholarships. As presently
planned, the members of the
association will be asked to
promote and manage
national-level foundations,
bequests, gifts, and other special
funds to increase the capital
resources and facilities of the
All members are urged to
contact former members with
information about this new
association and invite them to
join. All persons have been urged
to provide this headquarters
(CPPC) with the names and
addresses of these individuals.
S i m i l a r l y, t h e N a t i o n a l
Commander is anxious to choose
the right name for this
association, and he urges each of
you to write your editor and tell
him your preference.

He is president of Patterson
Corporation and of McEwan
In 1958 he was selected as
Outstanding Young Man of the
Ye a r a n d r e c e i v e d t h e
Distinguished Service Award
from the Baltimore Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
Colonel Patterson is a veteran
o f Wo r l d Wa r I I a n d o f t h e
Korean conflict and holds the
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GOVERNOR HONORED-Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam,
national commander of Civil A~r Patrol, presents pen and
pencil set to Oklahoma Gov. Dewey F. Bartlett on recent trip
to that state. The governor was name~an Honorary Member
of CAP by General Putnam.

OklahomaPage 1)
(Continued From


0 verstreetEnds
28- Yea r Career
retirement ceremony here
honoring Col. Charles S.
Overstreet Jr. has climaxed a
military career that was
launched from Texas more than
28 years ago when the then
fledgling flier received his pilot's
wings and commission.
In the Maxwell ceremony
presided over by Maj. Gen.
Wa l t e r B . P u t n h m , n a t i o n a l
commander, Colonel Overstreet,
deputy commander since May
1968, was lauded for his
achievements since first joining
the national staff in 1966. At
that time Colonel Overstreet
b e c a m e c h i e f o f s t a ff w i t h
headquarters at Ellington AFB,
Following his retirement on
Jan. 31, it was learned that
Colonel Overstreet would join
Ag Aviation Academy at
Stead/Rend Airport, near Rend,
N e v. T h a t fi r m r e c e n t l y
announced plans for its
expansion into a nation-wide
system of aviation schools. Ag
Aviation presently operates from
Stead with sundry aviation
oriented courses.
Born and raised in Brewton,
Ala., Colonel Overstreet went on
to become a 1938 graduate of
the University of Alabama at
Tuscaloosa. He later joined the
Army Air Corps, and under the
aviation cadet program earned
his wings and commission in
Through the next 28 yeats,
the native Alabamian was to
prominent positions at
various levels of command,
including the command of
Yokota Air Base, Japan; the
Third Bomb Wing, that base's
primary operational unit.
Colonel Overstreet also has
served as deputy commander of
the 3535th Navigator Training
Wing at Mather AFB, Calif. At
one time he was inspector
general for Headquarters Fifth
Air Force at Fuchu Air Station,

School where the general five representatives of Tulsa and
presented the Gen. Billy Mitchell Oklahoma City newspapers
Award to Cadet Joe Parsons, during his visit.
15-year-old sophomore.
Lt. Col. Jim Williams,
Before a student assembly of operations and plans officer for
m o r e t h a n 1 , 0 0 0 , G e n e r a l the wing, handled arrangements
Putnam heaped prmse on young in Tulsa while TSgt. Robert D.
Parsons for his unrelenting
Sanders, wing liaison NCO,
efforts in laying the groundwork
assisted in lining up interviews
for the establishment of
with news media representatives
Sapuipa's first CAP squadron.
in the Oklahoma City area.
P a r s o n s , s o n o f M r s . Ve r a
Thompson of Sapulpa, has been
commuting back and forth to
the Tulsa Comp. Sq. where his
(Continued From Page 1)
acid emic achievements have
earned him the Mitchell honor.
a c a d e m i c s , FA A w r i t t e n
Matzko hopes to begin school
In add!tion, General Putnam this May.
examination results, and
presented the aerospace-minded
Matzko, a cadet colonel in leadership abilities.
teen-ager with an engraved pen
the Delaware Valley Comp. Sq.,
General Putnam flew to
and pencil set and called him a a unit of CAP's New Jersey Wg.,
Ardmore for the ceremony and
"leader of tomorrow in
is a graduate of Notre Dame
was met on arrival by members
High School of Trenton, N.J., o f t h e A r d m o r e C o m p . S q .
The general was interviewed
and is presently a senior at Following an inspection tour,
for five television shows, three
Villanova (Pa.) University.
the general joined Mrs. Pigman,
radio programs and talked with
A m e m b e r o f C A P s i n c e Reed Pigman Jr., and other
1962, he is holder of the Spaatz c o m p a n y, c i v i c a n d
The Civil Air Patrol News is an
Award and has been very active officials for a luncheon.
official publication of Civil Air
in CAP and in high school and
Patrol, a private benevolent
Among the guests attending
corporation and auxiliary of the
college organizations.
the award ceremony were Mayor
United States Air Force. Opinions
Matzko is the son of Mrs. Scott King of Ardmore; Col.
expressed herein do not necessarily
represent those of the Air Force or
Maryann Matzko of Trenton, Claude Chambers, Southwest
any of its departments. Editorial
Region commander; Col. Joseph
c o p y s h o u l d b e a d d r e s s e d t o E d i t o r,
CAP News, National Headquarters,
In order to apply for the
F. Mistrot, Southwest Region
( C P N I ) , M a x w e l l A F B , A l a . 3 6 11 2 .
scholarship, it was necessary for liaison officer; Lt. Col. Johnnie
P u b l i s h e d m o n t h l y b y
Southeastern Printing Co.,
CAP cadets to hold a private Boyd, Oklahoma Wg. executive
R e u b e n S t . , M o n t g o m e r y, A l a .
pilot license, hold the Gen. Billy
officer; TSgt. Robert Sanders,
b y m a i l
$ 2 . 0 0 p e r y e a r
Mitchell Award, plan a career in
Oklahoma Wg. LO-NCO: as well
subscriptiOn (Civil
Air Patrol
m e m b e r s h i p d u e s
commercial aviation, and need as various representatives of
subscript ion).
financial assistance.
American Flyers, Inc., the FAA,
Second class postage paid at
M o n t g o m e r y, A l a . 3 6 1 0 4 .
A c o m m i t t e e a t N a t i o n a l members of the pre~, local CAP
r'ostrnasters: Please send forms
Headquarters of CAP made the o f fi c i a l s a n d m e m b e r s , a n d
3579 tO HeadQuarters, CAP (CPPC),
final selection, basing its choice students currently enrolled at
M a x w e l l A F B , A l a . 3 6 11 2 .
Vo l . 1 , N o . 4
F e b r u a l y, 1 9 6 9
o n s u c h c r i t e r i a a s n e e d , American Flyers.

Mrs. Pigman Donates Scholarship

From 1952-53 Colonel
Overstreet was a B-29
Superfortress pilot, logging 252
combat hours in missions over
North Korea. His actions during
that conflict earned him the
Distinguished Flying Cross and
one oak leaf cluster.
A 1960 graduate of the Air
War College at Maxwell, Colonel
Overstreet returned from Japan
in 1966 and assumed the chief
of staff post at national
headquarters. He held that post
until replacing Col. Allen F.
Hertzberger as deputy
commander in May 1968.
Colonel Hertzberger retired from
the Air Force.
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Nee If New

Col. Kelly S. Neely, a relative
newcomer to Civil Air Patrol,
was named CAP's National
Controller at the December
meeting here of the National
Executive Committee.
Colonel Neely, a member of
CAP since 1967, succeeds Col.
P a u l W. Tu r n e r i n t h e p o s t .
Colonel Neely, a resident of
Nashville, Tenn., is First Vice
President of the American
National Bank of that city.
He attended law school at
C o l u m b u s U n i v e r s i t y,
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . , a n d i s a
veteran of four years service in
World War II.
Colonel Neely is a 32rid
Degree Mason and Knight
Commander of the Court of
H o n o r. I n a d d i t i o n b e i s
president of the Davidson
County Tuberculosis Association
and is a member of the Nashville
Chamber of Commerce.
The National Controller
serves as assistant treasurer of
the corporation and is
vice-chairman of the National
Finance Committee. He acts in
the absence of the National
Finance Officer, keeps accounts
of funds in the National
Treaury, co-signs checks to
disburse such funds and receives
funds for the National Treasury.


Former CAP Flier
Wins National Honor
I.O., Group III, Arizona Wg.
PHOENIX, Ariz.--Army CWO
Frederick E. Ferguson, 29, a
former deputy commander of
cadets with Civil Air Patrol's 309
Cutup. Sq. here. has been named
military aviator of the year by
t h e 1 9 6 8 Wright Brothers
Ferguson, a one-time second
l i e u t e n a n t i n C A P, n o w a n
instructor-pilot at the Army
Primary Helicopter School, Ft.
Wolters, Tex., received his Kitty
Hawk Memorial Trophy at a Los
Angeles banquet. Two awards
are made each year, one to a
civilian flier and the other to a
military aviator who have
distinguished themselves tl}
Ferguson's award was earned
for an incredible combat record
while flying "Huey" helicopters
on troop-landing missions in
Vi e t n a m w i t h C o . C , 2 2 7 t l l
Aviation Bn., 1st Cavalry Div.
During 1,000 hours of
combat flying, Ferguson won
the Silver Star, Distinguished
_Flying _C~'oss, Bronze Star, 38
--~,~ a'31~Fthe V~tnainese
Ferguson won his Silver Star
during the Tet offensive. When a
helicopter was shot down within



Former CAP Member Honored
the city of Hue, Ferguson,
disregarding his own safety,
volunteered to make a hazardous
rescue flight.
Flying at low level across the
city, he guided his helicopter
through a continuous barrage of
enemy fire and landed in a
confined area to pick up five
seriously wounded soldiers from
the wreckage of the downed
A s h e w a s t a k i n g
mortar round hit near his
aircraft, peppering it with


Today's A verage Flier
Like Man Next Door

The only way a pilot can safely operate an airplane in a
low-visibility environment is by using and trusting instruments.

Man's orientation senses--visual (eye), vestibular (inner earl, and
proprioceptive (associated with muscles, tendons, and otae~
tissues)--are not designed to cope with the artificial environment o:
flight when external references are obscured by clouds, fog. haz,,
shrapnel. As he cleared the area,
two more rounds hit exactly dust, darkness or other phenomena, unless visual reference ,:,
transferred to aircraft instruments. When the visual sense is provider:
where his 'chopper had been. lte
with reference points such as the earth's horizon or aircra';.
again flew the gauntlet of enemy
fire, despite the fact that his instruments there is usually no problem with aircraft a~titu~_'
control since the visual sense overrides the other sensc:~.
machine was badly damaged,
and succeeded in getting his
It is in situations where visual references such as the ground and
wounded passengers to safety.
horizon are obscured that trouble develops, especially for pilots wire
lack experience and proficiency in instrument flight. The vestibular
tie received the DFC for an sense in particular tends to confuse the pilot. Because of inertia, the
act of heroism earlier in his sensory areas of the inner ear cannot detect slight changes in tiw
Vietnam tour for flights into an attitude of the aircraft nor can they accurately sense attitude
area where several helicopters changes which occur at a uniform rate over a period of time.
had been shot down. Ferguson's
On the other hand, false sensations are often generated which
mission was to fly in infantry
troops that were able to protect lead the pilot to believe the attitude of the plane has changed when
the downed aircraft until salvage in fact it has not. This not only compounds the confusion of the
pilot but also makes him more susceptible to motion sickness which
operations could begin.
often accompanies disorientation.
ttis award of the Air Medal
If a disoriented pilot actually does make a recovery from a turn.
for valor was for a daring flight bank, or spin, he has a very strong tendency to feel that he Ires
he made in early January, 1967, entered a turn, bank, or spin in the opposite direction. These false
to resupply a besieged ground sensations may lead to the well-known "graveyard spiral."
unit with
Every pilot should be aware of these illusions and their
consequences. Flight instructors should provide each pilot with an
Ferguson, the son of CWO opportunity to experience these sensations under controlled
(USN-Ret.) and Mrs. Fred H. conditions.
Ferguson of Lubbock, Tex.,
Every pilot should consider his training incomplete until he has
entered the Army in August, learned to fly by instruments and has gained proficiency in
1 9 6 6 . P r i o r t o t h a t , h e fl e w instrument flight techniques.
commercially in Phoenix and
Every pilot should be somewhat conservative in judging his
spent three years as a senior
capabilities and he should use every means available (whether check.
member of Squadron 309.
postponed or delayed flight, 180 turn-around, unplanned landing at
an open airport, etc.,) to avoid flight environments which overtax his

Old Planes
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To Museums

FRANKLIN, Wisc.--The
National Air and Space Museum,
a section of the Smithsonian
Institution, has placed three of
its historic old fighter planes on
permanent loan to the
Just a few years ago, anyone
home worth $27,550, drives 2.2
Experimental Aircraft
who flew his own plane was a cars and flies an airplane worth
Association's Air Education
dashing figure, probably with a
$11,300. About three-fourths
Museum here in Franklin.
long silk scarf trailing from his
(77.8 percent) are employed in
The three aircraft are a World
leather jacket collar.
upper level management (though
Wa r I B r i t i s h S E - 5 , a W W I
not top) and are in the
But not any more. According
German Pfalz D-12, and a WWII
p rofessional-technical category
t o T h e AV E M C O G r o u p ,
Japanese Zero. After being
of employment.
aviation insurance, finance and
restored to their original
The average pilot is apt to use condition, the three will join
investment banking firm, today's
his plane in business, although more than 60 other noteworthy
private aviator is as close to
60 percent of his flying is for
average as the man next door,
aircraft on display at the
even though he may be just a bit pleasure.
He is also apt to be a big
more affluent.
The Experimental Aircraft
charge account customer with
Figures compiled by
Association is an international
the average carrying three credit sport aviation group of more
AVEMCO show that today's
pilot is 35.8 years old, and lives
than 40,000 members. The
Most pilots have air-minded
in a city the size of Columbus,
museum which it operates is
wives, since 86.37 percent are outranked only by the official
Ohio, with a' population of
married and have 2.25
Air Force Museum at
While there a few potential dependents.
Wright.Patterson AFB, Ohio.
The average pilot spends a
Amelia Earharts around, flying is
still a man's world with 98.4 relatively small percentage of his
percent of the private pilots time in a plane--89.7 hours per
year, approximately 43 in the
being male.
last six months. And when he
Most U.S. private pilots live
isn't flying or working, he fishes
east of Kansas City and south of or plays golf.
D e n v e r, m a k i n g fl y i n g m o s t
The private aviation industry
popular in the southeast part of has been growing steadily. In
the nation.
1960, there were 326,995 active
Although flying seems
pilots in the country flying
p r i m a r i l y f o r t h e w e a l t h y,
75,544 aircraft. By 1967, the
figures show the contrary. The
figure increased to 519,143
average pilot's salary is $12,550 a c t i v e p i l o t s a n d 1 0 8 , 0 0 0
p e r y e a r, n o t m a k i n g h i m a aircraft. Projections for the next
candidate for relief payments,
10 years show that by 1977
but hardly a millionaire either.
there will be close to one million
He owns a mortgage on a pilots flying 180,000 aircraft.

If inadvertently caught in a poor flight environment the pilot
-should immddia~ly make radio contact with the ~~"~_ :~.
Aviation Agency facility and follow instructions. Cahn ness, patience
and obedience to instruction represent his best chance for survival.
(Ref. FAA Pamphlet, Disorientation, January, 1969)

CAP Wing Commander
Af?ointed Governor's Aide
K e n n e t h F. M c L a u g h l i n ,
commander of the
Hampshire Wing, has been
named aide-de-camp to Guy.
W a l t e r R . P e t e r s o n , the
governor's office announced
Colonel McLaughlin is also
president of Nathaniel
Hawthorne College.

The new aide-de-camp gave
the governor a briefing on Civil
Air Patrol and its activities in the
state during a dinner following
the inauguration.
An all-CAP crew flew Guy.
Peterson and his party to the
presidential inauguration in
Washington in a Hawthorne
College airplane, and the New
Hampshire Wing commander
accompanied the group.

The followl, ng corporate aircraft
have been approved for sale to
interested buyers. Bids or inquiries
for information relative to these
aircraft should be submitted to the
organization possessing the aircraft.
Bid closure date as Indicated.
of Manufacture: 1948. N7748C.
To t a l A i r f r a m e T i m e : A p p r o x i m a t e l y
5 , 0 0 0 h o u r s . To t a l E n g i n e T i m e :
1,000 Hours: Engine SMOH: 90
Hours. Aircraft requires new engine,
radio and all glass needs replacing.
Minimum acceptable Bid $3,500.
Aircraft possessed by Hawaii Wing
C A P, P. O . B o x 9 ~ , 1 7 , H o n o l u l u , H I
96820. Bud Closure Date: Feb. 28,
S T I N S O N L 5 . D a t e o f
Manufacture: 1944. N 1552M.
Requires complete recovering. Wing's
estimated cost of repair: $6,000.
Aircraft possessed by South Carolina
Wing, 3301 Airline Drive, Owens
Field, Columbia, S.C. 29205. Bid
Closure Date: Feb. 28, 1969.

PIPER L4. Date of Manufacture:
1 9 4 5 . N 1 4 3 4 V. A i r c r a f t r e q u i r e s
complete recovering, assembling
aircraft and rigging all controls and
annual inspection on engine.
Estimated cost of repairs $1,828.
Aircraft possessed by National
C a p i t a l W i n g H q . C A P, O M R B o x
428, Boiling AFB, DC 20332. Bid
Closure Date: Felt. 28, 1969.
B E E C H T 3 4 A . D a t e o f
Manufacture: 1955. N7 746C.
Aircraft requires new prop.
compliance with A. D, notes
Including removal and zyglow of
h o r i z o n t a l s t a b i l i z e r, e l e v a t o r p u l l e y s
and cables, oil storage tank, etc.
Requires replacement of main and
n o s e l a n d i n g g e a r a n d b a t t e r y,
Estimated Cost Of Repairs $10,000.
Minimum acceptable Bid: $5,500.
Aircr=ft possessed by HQ. Wyoming
W i n g , C A P, P. O . B o x 2 0 3 3 ,
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001. Bid
Closure Date: Feb. 28, 1969.




Women In CAP

CAP's 'First Couple'

Ye a r s a g o w h e n I m e t a n d m a r r i e d m y A i r
Force-oriented husband, flying was a man's business.
Of course there were then, and still are, women pilots
but the percentage of the total was small.
Many women worked, but a woman's place was
still considered to be in the home. The idea of having
women in tile Armed Forces was unheard of.
Today flying is still a man's business and it is
unlikely that any women astronauts will be going to
the moon any time soon. But the opportunities open
today to women in aviation and the aerospace world
are without parallel.
All the Armed Forces are open to women and
offer outstanding career opportunities, in addition,
women are finding their places in the world of
science, aviation, and aerospace-related industries.
Since l have become associated with Civil Air
Patrol, this fact has been brought home to me most
forcefully. ! am struck by the vast fields of study
open through CAP to girls as young as 13 as well as to
older women.
The field is wide open and through CAP they can
receive a basic education in aerospace that they can
receive nowhere else.
Many women in CAP are married, of course, and
have no plans for an aerospace-related career. St'.,!l
CAP offers them opportunities for service, for
satisfaction, for a touch of adventure such as no other
organization ! know.
In this complicated world, threatened by the
greatest upheavals in human history, it is our personal
responsibility to help this country and our fellow
human beings in every way possible.
For American girls and women, the best way I
know is to serve in the CIVIL AIR PATROL.


Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam, USAF
CAP National Commander
And Mrs. Putnam


National Commander, Civil Air Patrol
One of the things that makes America's Armed
Forces the best in the world is the fact that most of
the members are volunteers-and in the AIR FORCE,
they all are.
This is the great strength of our country, for it
means that these men and women CHOOSE to
defend their country and are proud to do so.
Members of the AIR FORCE are proud of the
uniform they wear and of the traditions it represents.
CAP members, too, are proud of their volunteer
status; that they CHOOSE to spend their time,
money and energies in service to their fellow man.
Sometimes, however, a few forget that their uniform
.=s NOT just a blue suit-that it is, in fact, the AIR
FORCE Blue and represents the many proud
traditions of this service.
Sometimes our members lean too heavily on the
"civilian" status, forgetting their responsibility as
members of the Air Force's Auxiliary. To the average
outsider, the CAP uniform IS the AIR FORCE
uniform and the way you wear it reflects either credit
or dishonor on the AIR FORCE, as well as on its
Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.
Members have a responsibility to always wear the
uniform with respect and pride and to conduct
themselves in such a manner as to reflect credit on
the AIR FORCE as well as on themselves and CAP.
Even more important than the way you appear in
the uniform is your conduct and the way you live up
to AIR FORCE standards and traditions.
You have a duty to CAP and to the AIR FORCE
to maintain proper bearing, to learn routines
promptly, to be responsive to discipline and to CAP
and Air Force training programs. Having been given
the privilege of wearing this uniform, we must act,
think and talk like the USAF Auxiliary we are.
Be proud of your organization and of the uniform
you wear.

Book Review

Poisonproof Your Home!
Acute poisoning constitutes a major problem, especially in the
pediatric age group.
Last year more than 500,000 cases of poisoning were reported to
the National Clearing House for poison control centem, in
Washington, D.C.; countless more are not reported. It is estimated
that there are 1,200 deaths from poisoning each year; 90 percent of
these are under the age of five years.
The normal, natural processes of imitation and curiosity in
children lead to these staggering statistics of poisoning. Children are
encouraged to take candy-flavored aspirin when they are ill and
parents often demonstrate how good it is by sampling the medicine.
It is little wonder that if medication is left in an easily accessible area
children will want to take more of the "good medicine."
Ammonia, lye, bleach, lighter fluid and various other cleansers are
considered to be less of a hazard since they all taste and smell so
bad. But curious children usually take a drink without checking the
odor first, and the results of poisoning are sodne of the most serious.
All medications should be placed high out of reach with a device
children cannot unlock. Ammonia, lyes, bleaches, etc., should be
removed from beneath the kitchen sink and placed in a locked
closet. All medications should be taken out of pocketbooks and
night tables.
If poisoning does occur, contact a physician or hospital
immediately. Experience has shown that delay in evacuating the
stomach is a major factor in many cases of severe poisoning. Every
effort should be made to induce vomiting while waiting for medical
treatment. (Air Force News Service Editorial)

" k ~ ~ "~ "k USAF AUXILIARY .k "~ .~ ~ "k


National Commander
Lt. Col. John W. Miller

Director of Information

C a p t . M e r v y n F. R o l o e r t s J r .

Chief, Internal Information

Grissom 's GEMINI~ M u s t Fo r Ca de ts
important because it portrays a G E M I N I a n d A P O L L O . H i s
radiant, dedicated personality. tragic loss, along with that of
To read this great adventure Astronauts White and Chaffee in
story is to become acquainted the simulated APOLLO flight
with a fellow American whose "on the pad," brought about
life, even more perhaps than his improvements in the APOLLO
If ever a book was written for space successes, will increase spacecraft that have greatly
Civil Air Patrol cadets, GEMINI! your pride in being an American. increased the chances that the
United States will be the first
was. Grissom tells in his
G us G rissom contributed nation to land a man on the
introduction why he wrote it:
To attract young people into i n c a l c u l a b l y , i n c l u d i n g moon, safely. The unqualified
sacrificing his life, to the success of APOLLO 8 has
what he considered the most
extermination of "glitches"--the s i g n i fi c a n t l y a d v a n c e d t h a t
exciting profession in the world.
This beautifully constructed space age equivalents of World p o s s i b i l i t y . - - B A R B A R A
W a r I I g r e m l i n s - - i n b o t h BENTLEY
book, profusely illustrated, is
remarkable for its highly
readable, conversational style
splashed with Grissom's
uniquely personal sense of
humor. It is "must" reading fur
anyone who wants to know
more about the caliber of the
men who have helped achieve
history's greatest technological
AIt hough the spectacular
success of the APOLLO 8
moon-orbital flight has tended
to overshadow the earlier
GEMINI successes, it is well to
remember that without GEMINI
there would be no APOLLO. To
understand APOLLO, therefore,
one must understand GEMINI,
and there is no better way--on a
non-technical level--than to read
Gus Grissom's story of his
personal experiences as a
H&': TEST FLOWN F S0. T JI F 94 ~A,8.C]r F T04 IA 61
GEMINI astronaut.
U 24 C IL0 ~A8 DFL C 140, C 141 C 54. LOCKHEED 60
This book's significance lies
~ BORN IN v~wrwom'H
not only in its human interest
/ ,5O, DAKCfrA.
account of the GEMINI saga and
why and how the APOLLO
, ,---:,~J[ 5 YEARS ' . .
program grew out of it; it is also"
- "N
, .,,,~ ",
GEMINI! by Lt. Col. Virgil I.
"Gus" Grissom, USAF. (The
MacMillan Co., 866 Third Ave.,
New York, N. Y. 10022; 212 p.;
1968; $5.95).






From The National Chairman

Space Success Rests on Youth
With the flight of Apollo 8,
America has penetrated the
vastness of space. Just how
successful our country will be in
exploring the mysteries of that
frontier will depend in large
measure upon the youth of
America and their ability to
meet the problems and
challenges of the Space Age.
During the first half of this
century, aviation has been a
most dynamic and vital factor in
our lives, but the Space Age
promises undreamed of changes
in our individual lives. Already
we have witnessed the impact of
this era upon the lives of our
youth. Today's student must
absorb an infinitely greater mass
of knowledge in the elementary
and secondary education process
than we grown-ups ever dreamed
America needs and must have
a strong program of Aerospace
Education to provide our nation
with the men and women who
will play the key roles in future
aerospace activities. And in that

B y F. WA R D R E I L LY
Brigadier General, CAP
National Chairman

The CAP Cadets are a select
group. From these ranks came
the commander of the Apollo 8
flight, Col. Frank Borman.
These lads and girls represent
an intelligence level that is tops
in their respective age groups.
They are capable of analyzing
what real benefits the CAP
Cadet Program offer them and
of perceiving the advantages
they can attain through
continued participation in the

national need lies challenge and
opportunity which American
youth must meet. The young
men and women in the Civil Air
Patrol Cadet Program already
have taken a big step toward
accepting that challenge and
seizing the limitless
opportunities of the Space Age.
By their cadet academic
achievements and special
activities participation they have
d e m o n s t r a t e d t h e c a p a c i t y,

Hawaii 14 g.
Gets New


USCG Auxiliary
Chief Visits
Coast Guard Capt. John D.
McCann, USCG Auxiliary chief
director, met here recently with
Air Force Maj. Gen. Walter B.
P u t n a m , C i v i l A i r Patrol's
national commander.
The two discussed programs
and activities of their respective
auxiliaries and areas of mutual
interest and cooperation. Both
called for closer rapport between
the local units of the Coast
Guard Auxiliary and CAP
throughout the United States.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary
patrols regattas and boat races
and assists boatmen i, distress.
It inspects boats to make sure
they are seaworthy and helps
prevent boating accidents
through intensive indoctrination
of safe boating practices.
In addition, its personnel
helps interest high school
students in the Coast Guard

willingness and eagerness of
American youth to meet their
responsibilities as tomorrow's

change of command ceremony
highlighted recent activities in
Civil Air Patrol's Hawaii Wing.
Assuming command of the
Hawaii Wg. was Lt. Col. Oren
Hood who replaced Col. John H.
Felix. The ceremony took place
at a banquet at Hickam AFB.
At the banquet, the Spaatz
Award was presented to Warren
M. Yamamoto by Maj. Gen. M.
D. Adams, Chief of Staff, Pacific
A i r F o r c e s . Ya m a m o t o i s a
member of the Communications
Haweil Wg.
The Amerlia Earhart Award
was presented to four cadets by
Col. Edward D. Unger, Hickam
base commander. They were
James Mattern, Hickam Comp.
Sq., and Coleen Parrish,
Alphonso Malcilo and George
Hargraves, all of Aiea Cadet Sq.
Exceptional Service and
Meritorious Service Awards were
presented by USAF Col. Glen
McConnell, a member of the
Wing's Advisory Council. Majors
Jamie I. Cameron and Abel K.
Huihui received the Exceptional
Service Awards. Meritorious
Service Awards went to Lt. Col.
Byron L. Webber and Capt.
Richard E. ttoerner.
The banquet concluded a
week of activities which
included a Civil Defense
exercise, a dance for cadets,
special church services, radio and
television broadcasts, and a Wing
Commanders Conference.
Approximately 180 persons
attended the banquet.

In the face of this youthful
perception and evaluation, it is
imperative that our cadet
program go forward in tempo
with the Space Age.
Academically, recreationally, in
our special activities and in our
orientation and training, the
cadet program must offer
tangible attraction to these
capable youth. The program
must demonstrate to them an
aerospace concept which offers
opportunity and a well-defined
p a t h t o w a r d a l i f e c a r e e r.
Nothing less will be acceptable.

The following awards have
been made by the various regions to CAP members:
E X C E P T I O N A L S I I g R V I C ~ AW ~
Middle ~llt I~glo~
MaJ, Margaret S. Roblmm~, Mar~Mll~
Southwest Reat~
b t . C o l . To m l e L . Tu r n e r
MaL William M. Beecberl
Capt. Andrew G. Lo~tai
Pacific He|ion
I A . C o l . R o y L a m b , O r e ~ m Wa .
Ma]. Jmmle I. Cameron, Hawaii W~.
MaJ. Abel K. Huihul, Hawaii WS.
Middle East RtiJOl
2 n d L t J a m e s F. K a v l t ~ , V l r l f m l a W 8 .
2 n d L t . C a r l S h e l t o n J r. , V l r ~ l a i W ~ l .
Great Lakes Relllon
Lt. Col, b. James Holloway, Mlchlfa~
M a j . F l o r e n c e C . H o l l o w a y, M l c h i f f a m
MaJ. Maria1 C. P~lzloft, lllU~ois W~.
1 s t L t . G e r a l d F. R o s e ~ w i n k a i , I l l i n o i s
We Richard Baaham. nhnols Ws.
WO Beverly Bennett, IPinols Wa.
WO Constance Kelly, Illinois Ws.
Kenneth L. Oillesple, Illinois W~.
C/Ist Lt, Ben Sutter, llluols WiL
C/2~d Lt. EOward J Saek]ey In, ][lil
~ois Wg
Southwest Reaton
b t . C o l . B o b H . L q l e t t , Te x a s W 8 .
L t . C o l . G e r a r d K . N a s h , Te x u W | .
MaJ. Wilson L. Akins, Texas War.
MaJ. David L. Floyd, Tex~s W|
MaJ. James McNett, Arizona WIL
MaJ. Donald Priam, TPxu Wil.
MaJ. Richard F. Vaughn, Team W$.
MaJ. Richard E. Wonson, Terd~ Wa.
Capt. Jaequelyn L. Floyd, T~zu Wg
Ist Lt. Mary J. Rarnell, Tow, at WS.
2 n d I A . N o r m a W. Tr a y l e r, Te z a s W i l .
C/lst It. James H, Craw~ord, NOW Matted Wg.
Pacific ~o~
MaJ. Richard S. Walter, Or~gol~ Wl.
MaJ. Byro~ L. Webebr, Hawaii Wa.
Capt. Edward R. Day, Hawaii W|.
Capt. Dorothy Perkins, Oregon WiL
)st Lt, Richard E. Hoerner, Hawaii WlJ.
CWO Gone E, Swan, Oreg~m Wg.
C / L t . C o l . E r i c J . S c h l e a s k e r, H a w a fl

Interim Commanders Named
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The names of two interim wing
commanders have been announced here by National Headquarters.
Lt. Col. Wiltard D. Gilbert has been appointed commander of the
Maryland Wing, replacing Col. William M. Patterson, while in South
Dakota Lt. Col. John H. O'Gara, CAP, succeeds outgoing
commander Col. Charles C. Doughty.
The new wing commander appointees will be confirmed at the
forthcoming meeting of the National Executive Committee.

Group 19 Activated
LOS ANGELES--The California Wing of Civil Air Patrol recently
activated Bay Cities Group 19 with headquarters in West Los
Angeles. This group is currently supporting four squadrons within
the boundaries of the Hollywood Freeway to Imperial ttighway and
the Harbor Freeway to the Coast.
The personnel forming Group 19 are former members of West
Los Angeles Sq. 37, which is being reorganized and relocated to
Culver City. Group 19 is under the command of Maj. Walter A.

Infant Unit Cited
DYERSBURG, Tenn.--Not only is Dyersburg Senior Sq. one of
the youngest organizations in the state, but recently it assumed
another distinction: 1968's outstanding Civil Air Patrol unit in
Tennessee. In a recent ceremony, Maj. Marvin Donnaud, wing
deputy commander, presented the honor to Capt. Joe Boyd,
squadron commander. Major Donnaud said that the selection was
based on Dyersburg's organization, training program and
participation in all statewide CAP missions. Organized in December
1967 and chartered in 1968, today Dyersburg has 31 members--26
of that number hold private pilot licenses.

Revere 'Self-Starter~
REVERE, Mass.--Every squadron has its 'self-starter." And
Revere Comp. Sq. is no exception, thanks to W/O Walter Banfill.
Banfili recently noted that the CAP sign in front of the unit's
meeting place had deteriorated. He took the sign home and gave it a
thorough going over i.e. sanding, our, lining and painting. The. _
member did all this on his owntime and at no ~expens'e~

Fire Council Award
DUQUESNE, Pa.--The Mon-Yough Fire Defense Council recently
cited Pittsburgh Cadet Sq. 602 for its "loyal cooperation and
actions" in a mock disaster. The council presented the unit with a
certificate to W/O C. Wedge who accepted it on behalf of the
squadron which is based at nearby West Mif~in. Senior and cadet
members played various roles in the drill practice as disaster stricken
victims and reded in the casualty evacuatiov problem. The
Mon-Yough council was organized by fire companies in the vicinity
of the junction of the Monongahela and Youghigheny Rivers and it
includes a membership of 71 units including paid fire departments,
48 borough and townships and 16 units from industries and clubs
from surrounding m'eas.

Awards Event Held
HAMDEN, Conn.--The Curtis E. LeMay Cadet Sq. recently held
it~ fourth annual awards ceremony, held this year at the Holiday Inn
in Meriden. Representing the Connecticut Wing, Lt. Col. Liam White
presented Gen. Billy Mitchell and Amelia Earhart Awards to LeMay
cadets Kenneth Bell, David Cook, Paul Guercki. and Geraldine
Carter and Daniel Gurecki respectively. The Commander's Trophy
was presented to Cadet Raymond Desrosiers.

Senior Members Notes
ELMItURST, Ill.--Lt. Col. Edward F. Doll, former private with
the DuPage Sq. here and one-time squadron commander, recently
celebrated iris 25th anniversary with Civil Air Patrol. Colonel Doll is
affectionately called "The Colonel," by cadets here.
During his 25 years service, Colonel Doll has flown more than
500 cadets in his 1943-version of the L-3. He has done so at no cost
to cadets. At 61 Colonel Doll is looking forward to many more
years as a member of Civil Air Patrol, a squadron source said.

Firm Gives Tour
ST. PETERSBURG, FIa.--A tour Of Fairchild Hiller Corp. was
recently given to 15 cadets and :we senior members of the Gulfport
Cadet Sq. Dave Watson, employment manager at Hiller, conducted
the tour. The group was briefed on the history of the firm and the
present activities. Included in the visit was the tour of the inside of a
C-130 aircraft.




Meet Mrs. Putnam


A ir roe Wife's Life
Abounds With Challenges



THINK Committee

Feb. 4-5

Phoenix, Ariz.

National Executive

March 27-28

Baltimore, Md.

Middle East Region

March 28-30

Baltimore, Md.

Southwest Region
Ill. Wg. Chaplain
Training Conf.

By TSGT. William J. Bond
Associate Editor
petiteness of Mrs. Geneva Farris
Putnam belies the unchained
energies and boundless
experiences acquired o~/er the
past 30 years as a military wife.
Born and reared in Oklahoma
City, Okla., Mrs. Putnam was
graduated from Oklahoma State
University with a B.S. in home
economics. It was in college that
she met and later married her
husband, Air Force Maj. Gen.
Walter B. Putnam, national
commander of Civil Air Patrol.
The marriage was to be a
springboard to a rewarding and
challenging life which, over the
years, has taken her to at least
40 military installations all over
the world.
I n O c t o b e r, 1 9 4 0 , M r s .
Putnam, like so many other
service wives, was to feel the
pangs of loneliness of separation
as her husband was assigned to
the Philippines where he
commanded Headquarters
Squadron of the 24th Pursuit
In a recent interview in her
Maxwell home, Mrs. Putnam
reflected on an incident
occurring during the early days
o f Wo r l d Wa r I I , w h i c h s h e
remembers as the happiest
moment in her life. The
unpretentious "First Lady" of
Civil Air Patrol recalled it this
It was mid-1942. Corregidor
had fallen and her husband, then
a scrappy lieutenant fighter
pilot, had been listed as missing
in action. In Oklahoma City,
Mrs. Putnam waited anxiously
for word of her loved one. To
pass the long hours of waiting,
she said, "I decided to take in
the Saturday evening movie. The
newsreel was being shown and
the next thing I remember was
seeing the picture of Lieutenant
Putnam boarding an airplane for
evacuation from the Philippines
to somewhere in New Guinea.
"I got so excited and
overcome with joy at seeing my
husband alive, I jumped and
screamed," she continued. "The
film was stopped and the
manager rushed over to see what
the commotion was about,
thinking that someone had been
"I calmed down long enough
to explain," she said," and the
audience cheered and applauded.
In a special tribute, the manager
had the news film re-run several
times for my benefit," Mrs.
Putnam concluded with a beam
of pride. Although it was a
couple of days later that she
heard officially her husband was
safe, Mrs. Putnam's anxiety and
strain were relieved.
Rearing their four children
with and without the general has
been no easy task, Mrs. Putnam
confided. Son Joseph today is
married and living in Florida and
they have a six-month-old
daughter. The elder Putnam's


April 11-12

New Orleans, La.

April 17-18

Arlington Hgts., Ill.

N. E. Region Chaplain Training Conf.

April 21-22

l,'t. tlamilton, N. Y.

Chaplain's Aide Named
As 'Airman of Year'
versatile 31-year-old chaplain's
assistant with music as an
off-duty interest has been named
Civil Air
"Outstanding A i r m a n o f t h e
The man, TSgt. Emil J.
Kumer Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Emil J. Kumer Sr. of
C, annonsburg, Pa., will compete
for a similar title with other
airmen in Headquarters
Command, USAF, CAP-USAF's
parent command.
The winner will join
outstanding airmen from 17 Air
Force commands as guests at the
annual Air Force Association

convention in ltouston. Tex.,
March 18-21.
As supervisor of the chaplain
service, Kumer specialized in
administering to more than
1.100 volunteer clergymen
involved with CAP units in the
50 states, the District o f
Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Sergeant Kumer was selected
to represent CAP-USAF for his
outstanding job performance,
military bearing, and
administrative abilities. He has
been credited with insuring the
success of the CAP participation
in two Air Force Spiritual Life
Conferences held last year for
more than 300 cadets and senior
member escorts.
ti ,

Pennsvlvania ( adets Assisl
At Convention of AFA
only daughter, Nancy, is married
to an Air Force lieutenant. And
at home, son Bill is attending
high school while brother Mark
is a fifth grader.
How does Mrs. Putnam feel
about being a grandmother? "I
am a very proud and typical
grandmother," she said. A glow
of radiance sparked meaning to
her answer.
Mrs. Putnam's hobbies and
interests vary from golf and
antiquing to volunteer work in
the American Red Cross Gray
Lady Program and wives club
activities. She is also active in
community affairs, including
She has taken advantage of
opportunities available wherever
the Putnam's have been assigned.
She went on to cite the
unlimited opportunity of travel
and meeting new people in
various parts of the world.
"After all," she said, "meeting
and getting along with people is
a basic goal in life for most
Midway through the
i n t e r v i e w, G e n e r a l P u t n a m
strolled in for lunch. After an
affectionate glance toward his
wife and a hearty handshake for
the interviewer, the ebullient
general sat down and joined the

Together they agreed that the
Air Force is fascinating. "It's a
great Air Force," the two-star
general asserted. "Sure there are
sacrifices to be made, but they
are for a great service and a great
"Gee, I wish I had said that,"
the charming Mrs. Putnam
Surely not all military life
was a bed of roses, it was
suggested. Certainly not, they
agreed. Some sad events, such as
separations and the loss of close
friends, have left impressions.
The Putnams are back in
Montgomery after a brief break
from the Air Force. General
Putnam retired the end of
August, 1968, as commander of
Fourteenth Air Force
headquartered at Gunter Air
Force Base. He was recalled in
November to take the reins of
command of the Civil Air Patrol
with headquarters at Maxwell.
"My husband feels very
deeply about this new
assignment," Mrs. Putnam said,
"and if I can help out in any
way I certainly plan to do my
Diminutive in size but
overflowing with understanding,
confidence, and energy, Mrs.
Putnam has taken a major step
in that direction: She has joined
Civil Air Patrol.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- North
Hills Cadet Sq. 610. Civil Air
Patrol, played an important role
recently in the Pennsylvania
State Air Force Association convention. The Greater Pittsburgh
chapter of AFA was host to the
The local chapter of AFA
sponsors the squadron and
Capt. Frank W. Force, squadron commander, is also president of the chapter. Thus a

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That Degree
A N C H O R A G E ,
Alaska--Lt. Col. David J.
Pree, Legal Officer for the
Alaska Wg. of Civil Air Patrol,
received the doctor of
jurisprudence degree
recently--14 years after
having completed
requirements for the degree.
He earned the doctorate in
1954 when he was graduated
from Washington University.
"It's unusual to receive a
degree 14 years after it was
earned," Colonel Pree said,
"but it has taken this long for
the school to recognize that
our work fulfilled the higher
degree's requirements."
Colonel--or Dr. Pree--has
been in the private practice of
law in Alaska since 1959.

close relationship exists between the two organizations.
CAP Lt. Marie L. Fork,
squadron information officer,
served as chairman of the affair and C/2nd Lt. David E.
Kaup was honorary chairman.
During the convention, cadets
manned the registration desk
and took tickets at the luncheon
and dinner while senior members provided transportation to
and from airports and train
On Saturday. delegates attended the football game between the Air Force Academy
and Pittsburgh University. Cadets served as color guard.
On Saturday night, cadets
again handled the colors and
met Lt. Gen. Thomas Moorman, Air Force Academy superintendent who served as guest
speaker at the dinner.
C/2nd Lt. 'Daniel J. Zbdobinski, past cadet commander of
the squadron and now a student
at Penn State. was awarded a
$250 AFA scholarship at the
convention and a trophy. He is
majoring in aeronautical/astronautical engineering.
Lt. Col. A. A. Milano, Group
60 commander, received the
P i t t s b u r g h c h a p t e r o f A FA
Aerospace Leadership Award
for service in the furtherance
of aerospace education and to
the youth in the Pittsburgh



M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala--Enthusiasm toward
aviation was at an all-time low
following the end of World War
II. American youths were
becoming apathetic toward



. . . .

aviation as a career. This was the
backdrop in August 1948 when
Ge-n. Carl A. Spaatz became
chairman of the executive board
of Civil Air Patrol
General Spaatz, who had




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OPERATOR-Maj. Carl A. Spaatz seen in Douglas LB7
directing flight by radio~

retired from the Air Force two
months earlier as its chief of
staff, was a fighter In addition
he was a pioneer during the early
'20s and '30s toward winning
public support for a strong
military air arm. So it was
natural that he should view his
new job as an opportunity to do
something about the slump in
postwar aviation And he felt
that this lack of interest had
developed from a lack of adult
The general also felt strongly
that Civil Air Patrol's
International Air Cadet
Exchange could evolve into
making a significant
contribution in the struggle for
permanent world peace
In his acceptance speech,
General Spaatz expounded on
the organization and the deeply
rooted desire he had for it. He
said, "I will do my utmost to aid
in developing, by example, the
voluntary contribution of
private citizens to the public
His vigorous efforts in Civil
Air Patrol thus became a vital
link in a series of contributions
to aviation which reached a
pinnacle with General Spaatz
being named winner of the 1968
Gen. Thomas D. White National
Defense Award
The career of General Spaatz,
before and after his retirement,
spans the years from almost the
beginning of military aviation to
the present.
Following duty with the
Mexican Punitive Expeditionary
forces in 1916, General Spaatz


served as a fighter pilot in
France during World War I. In
the years between the wars, he
was honored as a pioneer in the
development of aerial refueling
techniques. During WW II,
General Spaatz made a
significant contribution to early
planning of the strategic
bombing of Germany and later
commanded the Air Forces in
North Africa. In January, 1944,
he assumed command of U.S.
Strategic Air Forces in Europe,
serving until VE Day. He later
was assigned to the Pacific
Theater where he commanded
the final bombing operations
against the Japanese.
In February 1947 General
Spaatz was named commanding
general of Army Air Forces, and

in September, 1947, he was
named the first chief of staff of
the U.S. Air Force. He retired in
General Spaatz today resides
in Chevy Chase, Md. The Civil
Air Patrol squadron in
Boyertown, his home town, is
named in his honor He recently
was named honorary chairman
of the Unit Sponsor Committee
in Boyertown.
The general has been a
contributing editor for
Newsweek magazine; served as
chairman of the U.S. Air Force
Academy Selection Board; past
president and member of the
Board of Directors of the Air
Force Association; and is a past
president of the Air Force
Historical Foundation.

HONORED-Spaatz was
recently named chairman
of Boyertown, Pa., Unit
Sponsor Committee.

D AY S - T h i s i r a .
General Spaatz as he
appeared in World War 1I.

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EARLY DAYS-Second Lt. Spaatz in front of pre-World War ! vintage aircraft while in photograph at right General Spaatz stands beside the Boeing B-17
"'Boops" at an airfield somewhere in Italy during World War I1.




Busy Year With
Alb Volunteer Organization
Tests Mettle in Emergencies
tlq., CAP-USAF, Information Office

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Civii Air Patrol had its
busiest and most successful ),ear in 1968 in its
humanitarian activities, according to Air Force
Maj. Gen.
Walter B. Putnam, national
(~CAP pilots, flying their .own or
corporate-owned planes under all kinds of
~kweather conditions, and CAP ground search
parties, braving cold. snow. floods, and rough
terrain, were credited with saving the lives of at

least 47 Americans. In addition, this all-volunteer
force assisted hundreds of other people in

distress during 1968.
Figures released by National Headquarters

here show that CAP pilots, flying under the
supervision of the Air Force Aerospace Rescue

and Recovery Service (ARRS), logged a total of
24,345 flying hours on a wide variety of
humanitarian missions. ARRS directs the
tkation's air search and rescue operations in which

CAP participates, along with pilots from all
branches of the Armed Forces as well as pilots
EMPHASIS ON PERSONNEL-In 1968, more than 36,827

personnel (man-days) were utilized during air and ground
missions sanctioned by Civil Air Patrol under sundry
conditions ranging from hurricanes to blizzards.

from state and local civic organizations.

In 1968, Civil Air Patrol participated in 412
search missions under ARRS supervision, flying

12,8~7 sorties. IA sortie is a single flight in which
a CAP aircrew .searches an assigned area.)
.~ ,,,*:zl of 36.827 members were involved on
these missions. "lhese included pilots, observers.
maintenance men, communications experts and
search teams.

A summary of CAP search and rescue
activities since 1961 indicates that Civil Air
Patrol pilots have flown 3,042 air missions under
ARRS supervision in that period~ During this
time, CAP flew 87,080 sorties for a total of
1bl,929 flying hours. The combined efforts of
CAP military and civilian forces over the
~ven.year period have resulted in saving 900
lives and assisting 14,497 Americans threatened
by danger.
Civil Air Patrol air operations during 1968
ranged from flying mercy relief missions and
searching for missing pilots to aiding
communities stricken by floods, hurricanes and
other natural disasters. These involved search
missions for downed aircraft and missing persons,
emergency evacuation of critically ill or injured
persons, and airlifting human blood to save lives.

Some 4,600 light aircraft, all but 828 of them
privately-owned, are flown by senior members on t
search and rescue missions and in training~
missions in support of Civil Defense.



MANY AFFECTED- When a national or local dimster strikes.
many times children such as this tot in Ari~,~,~a :ire affected in
one way or the other. CAP was credited with ~iving 47 lives.

assisting in the evacuation of 275 person~ and locating 127
search objectives such as planes, vehicles and persm~s.

AIR ARM IN ACTION Some 6,97~q aircraft (man-days~ h,gged more than 24,345 flyiqg hours in
conduct of 412 search and rescue missions during 12,857 sorties in 1968.





At Least 47 Lives


1968 Honor Roll of Saves

N O . D AT E


















OPERATION AIR DROP-Assisting active duty Air Force
personnel in massive search and rescue missions draws top
priority in CAP. Here bales of hay are dropped from an Air
Force plane during heavy snow which blanketed the
Southwestern portion of the United States, leaving hundreds
of persons and uncounted livestock stranded without food and
medical care.

UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS Weather did not always cooperate with support personnel. In
many instances, especially during the winter months, Civil Air Patrol ground personnel wfluntarily
worked in sub-zero temperatures and in blinding blizzard conditions such as those recently
experienced in Oregon.


Hubert J. Waskovich Jr.
Euclid R. Broyles
Gordon Nie
Robert Anderson
Gerald Willett
Gerald Quilling
Duane Rau
Lloyd Seckerson
Fdwin Lang
George Hankias
Capper MacAffee
Ernest W. Scott
John Johnson
Maj. Duane A. Miller,
Earl Preston
Keith Flyn
Roy E. Hoyt
Peter Davidson
Eugene E. Augustine
Vern S. Dallman
Carl J. Lino
Ray E. Chase
James E. Chase
James Haugen
Willis Ranes
David Paulsen
Bruce Griggs
John R. Chase
Harold Bothwell
Sidney Cardwell
Quenton Moon
Mark Ryan
Fi'ed Willmon
James Schlosser
Leonard Henson
Howard Osburn
Virgil Hutson
Walter Boon

Cadet Sqdn. 203
Tullahoma Cadet Sq.
Bemidji Sqdn.
Baudett Sqdn.
Mantrap Sqdn.
Wg. Exec. Officer
Dakota PilotsSq.

Albt,querque Sqdn. 3
Lindreth Sqdn.
Gp. 7 Commander
Wg. Commander
Wing LO
Na:rona County
Cadet Sqdn.
Kenai Sqdn.
AFX Member
Clear Sqdn.
M offett Fld. St. Sqdn.
Elko Comp. Sqdn.
Multnomah County
St. Sqdn. No. i

COMMUNICATIONS ESSENTIAL-This radio operator was
among countless thoumnds around the nation who provided
the essential radio network between search centers and
searchers. Some 5,648 mobile units and another 5,653 fixed
stations were utilized during missions in 1968.




C A P A i d s C D I n R u r a l A l e r t Te s t
Story and Photos
Information Technician

Maple, Civil Defense
official, takes reading of a
sound testing device as
CAP Cessna 172 flies

in the skies over Alabama, a
Cessna 172 airplane with a
circular blue seal insignia on its
tail banked to the right and
dropped to an altitude of 500
feet for a low level run. On the
ground a group of monitors
watched its approach with more
than casual interest.
Suddenly the high-pitched
whine of a police siren pierced
the silence of the peaceful rural
Alabama community, drowning
the noise of the approaching
airplane. In a moment, the siren
ceased and a voice announced:
"This is a Civil Defense
equipment test exercise .... "
A man detached himself from
the group of watchers and
pointed a sound-tracking device
skyward, following the flight of
the airplane. After an hour of
sound-tracking the airplane at
various altitudes, S. R. Maple,
Alabama Civil Defense
communications officer, nodded
his approval and a Civil Air
Patrol communications man, in
voice contact with the airplane's
crew, terminated the mission.
CAP's Alabama Wg. which
'provided the light plane had
achieved another milestone in
providing a new alert system for
the American public by helping
Civil Defense with the test. As a
result of the tests, CD officials
are considering putting this alert
syst'em into Operation
to alert rural
The specially-fitted Cessna
was equipped with a police siren
l i n k e d t o i t s i n t e r. c o m munications system which piped
the high.pitched whining sound

through two speakers attached
to its landing gear.
Piloting the plane on these
test runs was CAP Maj. J.
Overton with CAP Capt. Jim
Upton as co.pUot, both of
Squadron 34, Birmingham. Air
Force Maj. Alton L. Hilton,

CAP-USAF's emergency services
chief, ran the siren and voice
The overall test was directed
by J. Frank Manderson, Civil
Defense director for Alabama
and Air Force Col. Lemuel H.
McCormack Jr., CAP-USAF

deputy chief of staff for
operations. Taking part in the
tests as monitors were CD
officials, CAP communications
men and representatives of the
Federal Sign and Signal Co., the
firm which makes the sirens and
device being tested.

CIVIL DEFENSE TEST-Flying a series of test missions in this Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 of the
Alabama Wg., CAP members tested a new rural alert system for Civil Defense recently. The aircraft
was equipped with a police siren linked to its communications system which piped the sound
through two speakers attached to the landing gear. CD is considering use of aircraft so equipped to
alert rural communities nationwide in case of impending disaster conditions.

C i v i l i a n s Ta k e O v e r F o r D a y


Flight Safety Confab Held At Luke
Group III, ArizonaWg.
LUKE AFB, Ariz.--This base
was closed recently to military
traffic as civilian pilots of the
area took over for one day.
Purpose of the closure was to

give the flight safety officers of professionals at air rescue an Recovery Sq.; and Western Air
the state's seven flying opportunity to teach flight Rescue's Detachment 15 from
installations an opportunity to s a f e t y a n d e m e r g e n c y
brief civilians on the dangers
The first civilian planes
inherent in flying over the state's
The meeting was sponsored
arrived shortly after dawn and
rugged terrain and near the
by the Arizona Wg. of Civil Air
came from as far away as
high-speed jet airways used by Patrol; the Air Force Reserve
California. On landing they
the military; and to give the
302nd Aerospace Rescue and
followed military procedure and


were escorted to tie-downs by
the standard "Follow Me" jeep.
Static displays set up around
the marshalling area included ~ " t
~iq~ ~' ~ ~':'
new civilian aircraft, military
and CAP-ARRC-WARC rescue
planes and survival equipment.
MANDER-Col. James E.
Carlton has been named
The morning portion of the
commander of the Georgia
session was devoted to safe
Wg. He succeeds Col.
flying in the military airspace
T h e o d o r e L i m m e r J r.
over the state. The afternoon
Colonel Carlton has been
was given over to the procedures
active in CAP for 18 years.
to follow in the event pilots
were the object of air rescue


BIG DIFFERENCE-An Albatross of the 302nd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Sq., Air Force
Reserve, almost overshadows the T-34 search plane of Squadron 309, Arizona Wg. of CAP. The
planes were part of a display at Luke AFB, Ariz., during a flight safety meeting. A few weeks
earlier the two planes were side-by-side in the air on a search mission for a downed pilot.

The meeting, seven months in
the planning, was the result of a
conference between the Luke
flight safety officers and
members of CAP's Group Ill
who were concerned over the
increase of reported near-misses
near various military bases.

Evanston Sq. Holds
Practice Mission
EVANSTON, III.--Seventeen
cadets and four seniors of the
Evanston Cadet Sq. participated
recently in a practice search and
rescue mission at the Illinois
Beach State Park, Zion, Ill.




Air Force Aids GIs
To Happier Holiday
TA N S O N N H U T { 7 t h
AF)--Some 700 U.S. Army
soldiers from units around the
Tay Ninh City area had a merrier
holiday season, thanks to the Air

HONOR FOR WRIGHTS-Civil Air Patrol cadets of the Dayton-Gentile Camp. Sq. form color
guard positions near the grave of the Wright brothers at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio, prior
to wreath-laying ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of powered flight. A detachment of l0
cadets participated in the ceremony under the direction of CAP Chaplain (Capt.) Ed McMillan.
Members of the honor guard are Cadets Garey Tool, Joe Welles, Jack Ravine, and Don Rheinhard
(face hidden). Wreaths were placed at the grave site and at the Wright Brothers Memorial near
Wright-Patterson AFB by Col. John Macready (USAF-Ret.): by Mrs. Harold Miller and Horace
Wright, niece and nephew of the Wrights; and by Allen Andrews, representing the Dayton
Chamber of Commerce.

office at Cu Chi. They contacted
the Air Force who agreed to
transport the men to and from
the annual affair.

With the assistance of a
ground controller team from the
The troops, who very seldom 834th Air Division, the Provider
have any type of entertainment, crews began the shuttle flights
were airlifted by the Air Force's Dec. 27th from the small Tay
19th Special Operations Sq. to Ninh airstrip. By early afternoon
Ou Chi to see the Bob Hope a l l t h e t r o o p s w h o c o u l d
Christmas show.
possibly be spared from their
" T h i s i s r e a l l y g r e a t , " units were in Cu Chi.
remarked one specialist fifth
Joining a crowd numbering
class as he waited to board the well over 15,000, the soldiers
Ta n S o n N h u t b a s e d C - 1 2 3 screamed with delight at ltope's
P r o v i d e r f o r t h e 2 0 - m i n u t e jokes and antics, l'he girls in the
flight. "It isn't often that we get troop, headed by Ann Margaret,
a chance to see a show up here," captured the men's hearts.
he said.
"It was well worth all the
"The Bob llope show is the
waiting in the sun," one sergeant
highlight of the Christmas season
o v e r h e r e , " a d d e d a n o t h e r ~id. "Most of the guys didn't
know they were coming until
trooper. "The guys in my outfit
this morning. Our CO came and
had been thinking about seeing
the show but didn't think it was t o l d u s t o b e r e a d y i n t e n
r e a l l y p o s s i b l e . B u t t h e A i r minutes to go to Tay Ninh if we
Force came through and we got wanted to see the show. And we
were ready."
to see it."
The idea to bring the soldiers
The shuttle run on the return
in from the field originated in
flights was completed late in the
the Army Personnel Services night.

Only CAP Squadron To Do So

National Capital Wg. it Meets in Pentagon
Information Officer

WASHINGTON--It began eight years ago. Capt. Alan
Sperling, then commander of the Wheaton-Silver Springs
Cadet Sq. of Civil Air Patrol started it.
"We must do something that no other squadron in
CAP has ever done," he said, so he arranged a meeting in
the Pentagon for cadets in the squadron, the meeting
being held Dec. 26, 1961. The practice has continued
since then with the present commander, Lt. Col. Charles
X. Suraci Jr., carrying on the practice.
The first meeting was held in the office of Lt. Col.
Donald Peck, USAF, with 10 cadets present. Colonel
Peck was the liaison officer in the Pentagon for CAP.

In 1962, 16 cadets again met in Colonel Peck's office.
In 1963 arrangements were made for the cadets to meet
with a general officer. Maj. Gen. Curtis Lowe, Chief of
Staff for Reserve Forces, met with 20 cadets.
In 1964 and 1965 the group met with General Lowe
again and grew in numbers. In 1966 and 1967, the group
met with Maj. Gen. Richard Abbey with 30 present.
In 1968, 27 were present for the meeting with Maj.
Gem Thomas E. Marchbanks Jr., USAF, Chief of Air
Force Reserve. The group met in a Pentagon conference
The squadron began preparing for the meeting three
months in advance. At the conference, each section of
the squadron is discussed--what has been done and what
can be done better. All members talk of plans for the
ensuing year.
The squadron was the first in Civil Air Patrol history

to meet in the Pentagon. They have broken their own
record each year since.
In the past 10 years, the squadron has produced 36
Billy Mitchell Award winners. Since 1962, 24 cadets
have been chosen for special activities. Since the present
cadet program started, the squadron has produced 12
cadets who won the Amelia Earhart Award.
The squadron is the only unit ever to be in the top
ten for information work for three years straight in the
National Capital Wg. of which it is a unit.
"I am very proud of our record," Colonel Suraci said.
"I try to serve everybody and I think this is the name of
the game so far as a squadron commander is concerned.
"I am looking forward for the 10th year back in the
Pentagon," Colonel Suraci added.
The squadron meets at the Silver Springs YMCA. The
YMCA serves as Sponsor Committee for the unit.

): :, :!

PENTAGON MEETING-Present at the Pentagon meeting of the Wheaton-Silver Maj. Harold Vettie, USAF; Cadet Diana

Sauble. Standing: WO Frederick Dickson,
Johnson; Ai Winborne: Eugene Saltz; Hugh
Springs Cadet Sq. were the following: From left, seated: Lt. Col. John Bridges, USAF: CAP; Cadets Richard Delanoy; Leigh D.
McCall; James Jeffery; Robert Peard; Mark Scheiner; Thomas Forbes; Thomas Zeiglar.
Capt. Laurence L. Olson, CAP; Lt. Col. Charles X. Suraci Jr., CAP, squadron Back row: William Witherall; Raymond Lessans; Dennis Sauble; Raymond Hanson;
commander: Maj. Gen. Thomas Marchbanks, USAF: Lt. Col. Edwin Taylor, USAF; Frank Youmans;and Larry Stottiemeyer.

.PAGE 12



Communications Class
Scheduled for Cadets
new communications electronics
course for Civil Air Patrol will be
held for the first time this year,
according to Maj. Gen. Walter B.
Putnam, national commander.
The course will be presented
at Keesler AFB, Miss., site of an
Air Force electronics school.
The first class, to run for two
weeks, will consist of 16 cadets.
Purpose of the course is to
acquaint CAP cadets with
present-day concepts in desig.n
of modern electronics
equipment and systems used in

Hq. c() o
Office r.,'
Visit P.R.
SAN JUAN, Puerto
Rico--Col. William C. Moore,
Chief of Staff of Headquarters
Command (Hq. COMD), U. S.
Air Force, recently made a staff
visit to the Puerto Rico Wg. of
Civil Air Patrol, the first since
CAP-USAF came under this
Accompanying Colonel
Moore were: Col. Richard A.
Emmons, deputy commander
for operations, 1001 Com. Wg.,
Andrews AFB; Lt. Col. P. R.
Sieg, director of operations and
training, Hq. COMD; and Maj.
John W. Potter, chief of trainin,
They were greeted on their
arrival by Col. Clara E.
Livingston, wing commander,
members of her staff and an
honor guard composed of cadets
from the Bayamon High School
Cadet Sq. I.
Colonel Moore and his staff
inspected the honor guard and
then visited wing headquarters
and the CAP-USAF liaison
During the staff visit, a call
for CAP assistance in an actual
search was received. Six
corporation and privately-owned
aircraft joined in the hunt for an
A i r F o r c e C - 11 9 . A g r o u n d
search party located the craft,
downed in a heavily forested
area of El Yunque Mountain.
Colonel Moore and his staff
appeared pleased with the visit
and stated that they looked
forward to their next visit to
Puerto Rico.

the military and to further
motivate them toward careers in
the electronics field.
The course is part of CAP's
special summer activities
program for its cadets.
The class will provide for
concentrated classroom study,
tours and practical applications
on the latest types of military
electronic communications
equipment and systems. Daily
activity schedules will provide
time for on and off base
The course is open to both
male and female cadets.
Prerequisites for enrollment
include the following: Must be
16 years of age by July 1; must
possess an FCC Restricted Radio
Telephone Operator Permit and
a CAP Radio Operator
Proficiency Card; must have
served as a communicator in one
CAP operational or other type
Those possessing an FCC
Amateur Radio License or who
are enrolled in an accredited
electronics course will be given
consideration for

SE Region
Group Meets
At Maxwell

M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--C~mmunicators of Civil
Air Patrol's Southeast Region
'held a one-day conference Jan.
18. here at National
Headquarters. Air Force COl.
Omer L. Cox, chief of
staff/CAP-USAF, stressed the
vital role of communications in
support of CAP emergency
services as he opened the
"Significant progress has been
made by the region in two
areas," he told the conferees.
"Equipment modernization
showed an increase of 500
percent in the number of
stations, and a closer working
relationship with Civil Defense
counterparts have resulted in
strengthening joint plans and
Air Force Maj. C. L. Crabtree,
director of communications at
CAP National Headquarters, told
of the new two-week
communications course for
cadets to be held in July at
Keesler AFB, Miss.
The conference discussed
plans for a national CAP
communications test and
MAXWELL AFB.. Ala. -- The
problems involved in attempts to
senior master sergeant team at
integrate CAP communications
National Headquarters, CAP- w i t h o t h e r p u b l i c s e r v i c e
USAF. recently picked up its
agencies during emergency
second member -- SMSgt. Ertel
service missions.
F. McDonald. who sewed on his
Some 50 representatives were
new stripe Dec. I Sergeant Mcpresent from the region which is
Donald joins SMSgt. Gale E.
composed of the states of
Jef~s, NCOIC. personnel section. Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama,
to become the only senior mas Georgia, Florida, and Puerto
ter sergeants assigned to NaRico. CAP Lt. Col. William R.
tional. Sergeant McDonald is Hill, director of com munications
for the region, presided.
NCOIC. materiel branch.

Nationel E8 Team
Adds 2nd Member

RESCUE BY LITTER-The Brushbusters, shown here practicing, used gear like this to rescue
86-year-old woman in recent blizzard in Oregon. The woman who lived alone was brought down
from her home on a cliff with the use of the basket.

Blizzard Hits Oregon
(Continued From Page 1)

Walter Boone.
"When you went out on one
call and you made it to the place
and checked it out," members
reported, "sometimes they
weren't as bad as we had
thought. But the trip wasn't
wasted. We checked on every
house in that area." It was
fortunate that they did. In many
cases, they found people in dire
need with no way of calling for
Members of the squadron
were involved in carrying
emergency supplies of drugs and
food to many homes. In other
cases, people needing
hospitalization and litter cases
would be evacuated to hospitals
or other places of safety.
In some cases, husbands were
marooned at their place of work
and in others, people needed at
hospitals and similar emergency
facilities were unable to get
Mrs. Eva Chase, wife of the
squadron commande~, along
with the wives of other men
involved in the rescue effort,
kept the coffee and food hot for
those returning from the bitter
cold. Some men worked 12 and
18 hours without a break--and a
few as much as 30 hours. Some
of the personnel worked a shift
at rescue work after a regular
working day at their jobs.
A radio unit was set up in the
Chase living room with the
antenna secured to the protected
side of the house. The home
came to resemble a kind of
Grand Central Station, those at
the scene said, with streams of
people moving in and out with
assignments, messages, reports,
food parcels, medicines and
survival gear.
A partial thaw and re-freeze
midway in the week brought on
greater peril for people in
isolated areas with telephone
and electric lines down, no fuel
on hand, and the ice bringing its
own danger.
CAP members during this
period helped evac'mte people
stranded without heat or food,

picked up and delivered
medicines, brought sick people
to hospitals, and help tow out
stalled vehicles. Schools and
churches were used in some
instances as shelter centers.
O n e w o m a n a n d h e r 11
children were evacuated to
shelter after having been without
food for four days.
CAP members reported that
they "delivered a staggering
amount of medicine and food
packets to isolated families." In
some cases, rescue teams found
it necessary, literally, to crawl
over the treacherously icy
ground, dragging the medicine
and food parcels along with
In one instance, an
86-year-old woman who lived
alone, in a tiny house on a bluff,
was brought out with a litter
basket. The stairs to her home
were ice-covered and useless and
it was necessary to chop foot
and handholds in the ice up to
her home.
Setting up the lift equipment
took some time but the actual
rescue required only 15 minutes.
One of the problems was
persuading her to permit the
crew to place her in the
cable-operated rescue basket. "It
was quite a surprise," she said
w h e n i t w a s o v e r, " t o g o
toboganning at my age."
She had been isolated for five
days without food and only a
tiny electric hotplate for heat.
The last period of the
emergency, finally ending Jan. 5,
was brought on by a thaw and
flooding conditions.
Some 22 Brushbusters
participated in the series of
emergency missions, along with
nine members of other units. In
addition, several cadets who
made it to Major Chase's home
assisted with communications
and record-keeping.
Eleven emergency vehicles
and one bus were utilized along
with nine mobile radios and two
base stations.
During the seven-day period,
at least 300 persons were helped

t o s a f e t y. C A P m e m b e r s
answered more than 350 calls
"for help, delivered through the
sheriff's department. In
addition, CAP members checked
many other homes and isolated
sites v, hich had no contact with
the outside and no means of
calling for help.
In addition to the 26 listed as
"saves," the sheriff's department
gave Civil Air Patrol credit for
much more. "W~ feel," a
spokesman said, "that many
more lives would have been lost
from freezing to death had these
men not been able to reach them
in time and to provide the needy
with food and help and
evacuation when necessary."

Crash Kills
3 Persons,
One Saved

RENO, Nev. -- Civil Air P~
trol and the U.S. Air Force
recently have been credited with
saving a life after a Cessna 210
crashed about 17 miles east of
Wells. Nev.
The Nevada Wing was cited
along with airmen assigned to
Hill AFB. Utah, and Hamilton
AFB. Calif., for rescuing Mrs.
D o r o t h y Schvaneveldt from
Pequop Mountains after she had
spent one night in freezing
temperatures at the 7.000 foot
Three other persons, including Mrs. Schvaneveldt's husband. Dale, 42. died in the
crash. Als, dead are Mr. and
Mrs. Marion F. Bell. Mr. Bell
was reported to have been the
pilot aboard the ill-fated aircraft enroute from Logan-Cache
Airport to San Francisco.
Three wings of Civil Air Patrol. California. Utah and Nevada, joined in the search for
the missing aircraft.




Alaska Unit Stages
Successful Search

FAMILIAR SIGHT-This air rescue plane with its bright markings has become a familiar sight to
boaters and fishermen along a 30-mile section of the Pacific Coast in the neighborhood of Goleta,
Calif. Members of Santa Barbara Comp. Sq. 131 of that community fly the plane on a "Sunset
Patrol" on weekends and holidays during the summer months. The patrol, which has been received
enthusiastically by boaters, is flown two hours before sunset to help those who may be in distress.
Many boaters have commented on the "good feeling" it gives them to know the plane is flying for
their protection. (See box below.)

C LEAR, Alaska--Civil Air
Patrol's Clear Senior Sq. recently
completed its seventh successful
search and rescue mission for the
year 1968.
The last one of the year
involved a hunt for two men
who had been flying near Gold
King Air Force Station. Two
days overdue on their expected
arrival, Alaska State Troopers
were trying to contact one of
them and notified the Clear
squadron of CAP.
Mission commander Maurice
L. Conner and Galen Calvert
located the two, dr~pped a
message and received an
acknowledgment. They were
rescued by Air Force helicopter
the next day.

Braunston was flying at 4,000
TUCSON, Ariz.--The Arizona
Wg. of Civil Air Patrol spent nine feet and heading south.
days over the year's-end in a
Searches were conducted
fruitless search for a Cessna a tong an area 120 miles wide
Skyland missing on a flight from from 30 miles north of Tucson
Tucson bound for Nogales.
toward Nogales and down into
The plane was flown by M e x i c o a s f a r s o u t h a s
George Braunston, 45, owner of Hermosillo. The Hermosillo
a produce company with offices
Acre Club assisted in the hunt in
in Los Angeles and Nogales.
We a t h e r B u r e a u a n d F l i g h t
Many reports were received
Service personnel reportedly
from persons who said they
warned him of the weather in heard an aircraft that night at
the direction he planned to fly the time Braunston could have
and he is reported to have told a been in the area but there were
friend at the airport that he
no positive sights and the search
"wanted to see what it looked was suspended Jan. 5.
More than 150 CAP senior
fle filed no flight plan but
personnel and 40 cadets were
asked a friend to meet him at his utilized in the search, 126 of
destination. The friend figured
them being pilots and observers.
he had returned to Tucson and Forty aircraft were used. Radio
did not check on him until the c o m m u n i c a t i o n s w e r e k e p t
following morning. Braunston b e t w e e n Tu c s o n , N o g a l e s ,
was last reported by the tower
Phoenix and five mobile units. A
operator three minutes after mobile unit was set up on Mt.
take-off. The report was that
Lemmon to facilitate reception.

Hawaii Wg. Rescue Team
Reaches Plane Wreckage
Hawaii Wg. rescue team,
commanded by Capt. Herb
Santos, reached the wreckage of
a Cherokee 6 here recently, after
a nine-hour climb over 13
waterfalls, ranging in height
from 20 to 85 feet, in a rugged
area of Maul Island.
The team reached the wreck
site in late December. positively
identifying the plane as one
which was lost in September and
ending a search which spanned
The original search mission
was suspended after a week's
time with negative results but

CAP pilots continued the search
on their own. The hunt paid off
when Capt. Chuck Dawson and
another pilot, on a routine
flight, spotted the wreckage up a
steep canyon.
Air and ground teams
checked out the area but
extremely rough terrain and
increasing flow of water from
heavy rains in the narrow
canyon turned them back.
Captain Santos was forced to
turn back on one occasion when
he had approached to within
100 yards of the crash scene.
The team finally reached the
scene and brought out the
victims of the crash.

NOTE: The following letter was received by Santa Barbara
Comp. Sq. 131, thanking it for the squadron's "Sunset Patrol."
The patrol checks on small boats along the coast on summer
weekends and holidays. (See photo above.)
Sunset Patrol
Box 582, Goleta, Calif.
On behalf of my wife and myself we would like to thank you
and your wonderful efforts and for thought in forming such a
much needed rescue operation.
It's hard to think what might have happened to our son and
his fl'iend, who might have drifted all night and had complete
destruction, had it not been for your alertness in seeing them
from the air, adrift five miles at sea in their helpless craft.
I have talked to my friend's father, Mr. AI Graf, who would
also like to extend his thankfulness to you and your patrol.
In this day and age with so many small boats and crafts at sea,
I believe this is a most needed service. Thank you once again from
a grateful father.
Larry R. Dunkley
Santa Barbara.

Texas Wg. Ends Year
On Happy-Ending Note
Tex.--The Texas Wg. of Civil Air
Patrol began the New Year with
a search mission which ended
The incident began at 11:54
p.m. on New Year's Eve with a
"Mayday" call from a Piper
Cherokee over Central Texas.
"Engine out and on fire!" pilot
Ken Fulcher of Dallas reported.
"Coordinates 85 degrees Bryan
VOR, 150 degrees from Leona
An excited female voice in
the background indicated that
the pilot was not alone on his
flight from Houston to Garland,
Lt. Col. William R. Brady,
commander of Texas Wg. Group
13, was told of the mishap at 45
minutes after midnight and

- - To m L a m b a n d G a l e n
Calvert found a missing PA-22
with two persons aboard.
--Eugene Augustin, after
locating a Cessna 172 with Tom
Lamb in the squadron's T34A,
returned with Btlrton Arrestad,
to evacuate passengers.
--Robert Nichols sought and
found Burton Arrestad and a
passenger overdue from their
flight plan, on the shore of
Chandler Lake and evacuated

In Arizona Area

Nine-Day Search
Proves Fruitless

Since the acquisition by the
squadron of a T34A Beechcraft
search plane in July, 1967, the
squadron has logged well over
400 flight hours on search and
rescue missions.
Among the finds reported by
the Clear squadron in 1968 were
the following:
--Eugene Augustin and
Edward Utti were credited with
saving the lives of two persons
who attempted to walk out from
a downed Cessna 180, and the
rescue of two other passengers.

Texas first REDCAP of 1969
was on.
With the pilot's excellent
data, mission planning was well
under way when the call came at
2:15 a.m.: The plane and its six
occupants had landed without a
scratch in a field near Shiro,
'rex., less than 10 miles from the
reported coordinates.
The final REDCAP of the
year for the Texas Wg. involved
a search for a plane missing on a
flight from Hattiesburg, Miss., to
San Antonio, Tex., on Dec. 30.
The flight was made without a
flight plan in marginal weather.
CAP units from Mississippi
and Louisiana were involved
with Texas Wg. being called in
on Jan. 3. The search was finally
suspended on Jan. 6 with
negative results.

- - To m L a m b a n d S u s a n
Mires, in the squadron plane,
located a plane wrecked on the
bush strip at California Creel:
and directed an Air Force
helicopter to the crash site.
--Galen Calvert and "Jim
Edwards, flying their Bellanca
260, helped hunt for a Tripacer
which was located upside down
on the Iditarod River.
In addition to its search and
rescue operations,' the Clear
squadron performed four
emergency air evacuations in the
last five months of 1968:
--Norman A. Johnson was
evacuated from Clear Air Force
Station to Fairbanks by Galen
Calvert for an emergency
--At the request of her
doctor, Miss Erika Anderson was
flown to Fairbanks by Maurice
L. Conners.
--Galen Calvert flew Norman
Davey to Bassett Army Hospital
in an effort to save his life.
-Cah, ert also flew Mrs. Davis
Fosmark to Fairbanks for
emergency treatment.
Total evacuations for 1968
were seven.
In addition to air missions,
the Clear squadron helped in a
number of other emergencies
during the year.

Seven Agencies,
CAP Participate
In Calif. Search
SANTEE, Calif.--Eight
different agencies, including the
California Wg. of Civil Air
Patrol, took part in a successful
hunt recently for a PA-28 with
three persons aboard. TI,e search
was in the San Diego section.
CAP utilized 33 aircraft, 35
pilots and 21 observers in the
six-day hunt. There were 16
cadets and 25 seniors involved as
ground personnel. Four vehicles,
19 land radio stations and six
mobile units were used.





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GOVERNOR JOINS MiSSION-Mississippi Gov. John Bell
Williams. left, is briefed by CAP Capt. Thomas Palmer during a
recent REDCAP mission in that state. The governor joined one
of the flights during the mission. Col. P. W. BurgemeestTe and




officer respectively, assisted with the briefing.

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EARLY DAY CAP MEMBER-Congressman Lester L.~ Wolff at the controls of a plane of World
War ll days. Then a major in Civil A~" Patrol and a squadron commander, Congressman Wolff flew
more than 70 anti-submarine patrol missions for CAP during the war. He is now Representative in
Congress from New York s Third Congressional District and commander of CAP s Congressional

E a l y Day CAP Meb e r
Now Serves t n Congress
The Civil Air Patrol member
pictured on Page 1 is none other
than Congressman tester L.
Wolff, Representative from New
Yo r k ' s T h i r d C o n g r e s s i o n a l
District, and commander of the
Congressional Sq. of CAP.

I n h i s w o r k w i t h C A P.
Congressman Wolff helped with
the first cadet exchange, along
with Gill Robb Wilson, after the
International Cadet Drill
Competition in New York City.

attention to the Vietnam
situation, making five visits there
at his own expense,

He is a co-sponsor alsoofthe
Medicare, Federal Aid to
E d u c a t i o n ,
a n d
He served with the Greater legislation. He now serves on the
A nativeof New York City, New York Training Gp. under
House Foreign Affairs
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during Oregon's recent blizzard. The members, three of whom
are shown here displaying the gear, used all their equipment
and ingenuity during the seven-day emergency period. (See LL~'~"
Story Page 1).

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elected to Congress in 1964. He
was reelected in 1966 and again
in 1968.

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In 1946, his aircraft made a
save in spotting a sinking ship
off Long Island. The aircraft
crew directed the Coast Guard
to the scene and all those aboard
the ship were rescued before it

enterprises and as a Congressman
has been a leader among those
concerned with consumer
affairs. He hasintroduced several
important pieces of legislation
on consumer protection,
He is a co-sponsor of the
Vietnam War Veterans' Benefit
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Schueckler and wife Judy take time out to pose with
The Congressman, an Elk and
CAP-USAF staff officer Maj. Victor A. Mack. Major Mack was
a Lion, now resides in
New York Wg. Liaison Officer when Schue~klet and Mrs.
Kensington with his wife, the
Schueckler were both cadets in that wing. A Spaatz Award
former Blanche Silver. They
have a son, Bruce, a daughter,
winner, Schueckler had just completed Army helicopter pilot
Diane, and one grandchild,
training and was en route to Vietnam when he stopped for the
visit with Major Mack.

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FROM AROUND TIlE NATION--In New Orleans, members of
the local squadron recently conducted a joint fund raising campaign
and recruiting program. About 100 guests and 50 members attended
both events .... Down Florida way, the first runner-up trophy,
awarded during the recently concluded state wing competition, was
presented to Dade Group 22 commander Capt. Clayton J. Buholtz.
Earlier, cadets under the direction of C/Col. Robert Anton, had
captured the honor ....
Civil Air Patrol has truly become a household word in the Robert
P. Isaac family of Juneau, Alaska. The former USAF major serves as
commander of the Juneau CAP squadron while wife, Julie (an
ex-Women Army Corps member), son Robert, and daughter Amy
Kay are all members of that unit. Credit for the recruiting task goes
to Robert, who is a cadet master sergeant. Says Mom, "If you can't
beat 'em, join 'em."... Completing a recent tour of the USAF
museum at Wright-Patterson A FB, Ohio, were members of the
Montgomery Comp. Sq. of Roanoke, Va. They were flown to Ohio
aboard an Air Force C-47, where the Air Force maintains the largest
military aviation museum in the world. Outstanding exhibits include
more than 100 aircraft and missiles, spanning to the period of Kitty
Hawk to the present time ....

'Beauty* Honored
PRE-FLIGHT POINTERS-Capt. Larry Grihalva, right, of Hamilton AFB's 78th Fighter Wing,
shows Cadet James Luntzel how a Lockheed T-33 jet trainer is checked by a pilot before flight.
Luntzel was among 25 Marin County Cadet Sq. i 37 members who recently completed a two-day
life-support-training course at that California installation. The course, same as Air Force pilots
receive annually on the proper use of survival equipment in different types of environments,
included lessons on use of parachutes, ejection seats and survival kits. While at Hamilton, the
cadets were given orientation rides in the jet trainers.

Alaskan Dining-Out
. Notes Anniversary"
Alaska--Elmendotf Cadet Sq.
celebrated the 27th anniversary
of Civil Air Patrol with its first
''Dining-Out" in the
Noncommissioned Officers Open
Mess here.
One hundred twenty cadets
and their guests attended the
semi-formal dinner.
C o l . K . D . D u n a w a y,
vice-commander of the 21st
Comp. Wg. presented the Amelia
Earhart Award to Michael A.
Swanigan, cadet commander,
and the Billy Mitchell Award to

To Honor

Lanry-C.._Gmy. Other emlo~
received the cadet Recruiter - ~ A C R A M E N T O ,
Calif.--An annual flight
Ribbon and Clasps and the
scholarship has been
Communicators Badge.
established by Group 4 to
Cadet Debbit Lemelin was
honor Army Sgt. Bobby
named Honor Cadet of the
Clyde Snyder, a former cadet
squadron and will receive an
lieutenant with McClellan
orientation ride in an Air Force
AFB Cadet Sq. 12.
jet trainer.
Snyder was killed in
The squadron, commanded
Vietnam in December last
by Maj. Darrell W. Zenk, heard
year, a month after he had
guest speaker Maj. Norman B.
reported for duty as a
Kamhoot, a helicopter rescue
pilot, present a slide talk on his member of a Green Beret
missions in Southeast Asia and unit.
According to his foster
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Caldwell of West Sacramento,
Snyder had enlisted in the
Army in 1967 and was
assigned to a Georgia unit for
special forces training.
In a letter, written shortly
aRer he had arrived in
Vietnam, Snyder said that he
DALLAS--In a ceremony
B R O O K L Y N ,
had volunteered his free time
held in a new armory here, Capt. to give medical aid to the
N.Y.--Teen-ager Leslie Shapiro is
p r o b a b l y o n e o f C i v i l A i r A. G. Lontai, commander of
children of a nearby village.
G r o u p 2 1 , Te x a s W i n g ,
He had appealed to his
Patrol's most active
presented an American flag
non-members, according to
friends back in the United
which has flown over the
Brooklyn Group officials.
States to send cookies and
Capitol, to a National Guard
candy for him to distribute.
Shapiro, 14, who is a student
at Lefferts Junior High School,
unit here.
Snyder's grandparents, Mr.
D e l t a C o m p a n y, 3 7 2 n d
devotes much of his spare time
and Mrs. Emmet Carey also
t o p e r f o r m a n c e o f a s s o r t e d Support Battalion of the Texas
reside in West Sacramento.
Army National Guard, received
chores for the local CAP un'it.
He serves as clerical assistant the flag to denote the event of
Unit Leads Parade
moving into the new facility. It
typing correspondence and
p e r f o r m i n g o t h e r d u t i e s a s was done so at the urging of
H 0 L LY W O ( ) D ,
Congressman James A. Collis (R. Fla.--Members of the Hollywood
required by group officials.
On several occasions he has
Cadet Sq. recently led the
Congressman Collis sponsors Optimist Club sponsored Youth
helped the unit with
p h o t o g r a p h y r e q u i r e m e n t s , t h e D a l l a s F l a g C o m m i t t e e A p p r e c i a t i o n We e k p a r a d e
taking publicity pictures and which is chaired by Gen. Paul
through downtown Iloilywood.
Harkins (USA-ret.). Captain The Pembroke Pines Optimist
expediting their processing for
Lontai is also a member of the group noted the occasion with
mailing to news media.
group which presents an the parade and field day
The Brooklyn Group recently
American flag to organizations exercises in Broward County.
awarded young Shapiro with an
honorary cadet certificate to which are deemed to deserve The Civil Air Patrol unit formed
such flags, all of which have the color guard and a marching
note his support and assistance
flown over the nation's Capitol. unit for the affair.
in Civil Air Patrol activities.

Aids Group
In Brooklyn

Flag Given
In Dallas

tlere is a Texas tale: a cadet from Talon Flight in College Station
was recently chosen homecoming queen of the A & M Consolidated
High School. Terry Strewn, a five-foot-ten-inch brunette, was
"pleased with his victory." It was the first time he had entered such
an event, and the lad received flowers and crown at the school's
annual Powder Puff football contest ....
Civil Air Patrol's Gen. Billy Mitchell Award was presented to two
cadets of the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Sq. in Boyertown, Pa. Lining up
for the honor were Ted Allen Peider and Marian R. Deer. Daniel B.
Boyer, vice chairman of the Unit Sponsor Committee, presented the
awards during ceremonies held in the Boyertown Area Senior High
School .... The tight competition for the post of chairman of the
Missouri Wing Cadet Advisory Council has ended in Marshall, Mo.
Winner: C/Capt. Gil Gibson of the Marshall Comp. Sq. Reports say it
was nip and tuck all the way but Gibson finally got the bid over
worthy opponent C/Capt. Thomas E. McCune ....
Thorough knowledge of CAP. military bearing and personal
appearance recently paid off for two Orangevale, Calif., cadets. The
pair, C/TSgt. Carol Miller and C/Lt. COl. Denesik, was named
winners of the Zonta and Kiwanis' monthly award, respectively.
Both were to receive trophies at a later date .... Two guys and two
gels of the Lanbam Cadet Sq. in Maryland were recently singled out
for CAP awards. C/WO Margaret H. Cormack received the Billy
Mitchell Award, while the Amelia Earbart award went to C/lst Lt.
Timothy Brown, C/lst Lt. Jerry L. Leighty and C/lst Lt. Veronica
Meade. Accomplishment is big step toward qualifying for many of
CAP special cadet activities.

Distaffer Promoted
Radio operator, glider pilot, and private pilot and now Maria
Patterson can add the title cadet major. According to a report from
Billings, Mont., she recently became the first distaff cadet member
to be promoted to major .... Also from Billings came word that
during the anniversary the Billings unit put up two CAP displays in
high schools in the area. Total enrollment at both schools hovers
near the 3,900 mark, giving CAP good exposure ....
Air-minded members of the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Sq. in
Boyertown recently tipped their hats to a U.S. Marine--SSgt. Grant
P. Nunn who is enroute to Vietnam for a second hitch in the war
zone. Nunn, formerly in charge of the squadron's color guard and
drill team training during last year, was given a citation by the
squadron. The veteran of more than 16 years service with the
Marines was assigned to Reading, Pa., and aided the Boyertown unit
in its activities before getting tapped for a second tour to
Vietnam ....

Ranger Unit Organized
A group of New Brunswick Sq. cadets have organized a Ranger
unit for emergency services. Composed of high school boys, the New
Jersey cadets are training in search and rescue operations, disaster
control, first aid and survival techniques. The group is under the
command of 2nd Lt. Frank Richichi and C/Maj. Alan
Romajowski ....
An outstanding cadet of Clark County Sq., Gerald R. Porter,
recently soloed under the ground and flight instruction of Capt.
Robert Whitney of Sahara Sq., Las Vegas. Porter attended the
missile education course at Chanute AFB. Ill. and has received the
Billy Mitchell award. Porter is a 16-year-old who paid his own way in
the flight training program and his ambitions include becoming a
corporation pilot.




Rockingham Unit Hikes
Membership by 300 Pct.
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Rockingbam-Hamlet Sq., Civil Air
Patrol. recently completed an
intensive cadet recruiting campaign.
The program, "Reaching For
The Stars," aimed at increasing
cadet membership in the squadron by 500 percent. The squadton had 10 active cadets at the
start of the campaign. The
drive succeeded in enlisting 30
additional cadets - a 300 percent increase.
Every feasible idea to promote CAP was used. Cadets
represented the squadron at
meetings of some eight civic
organizations during a twomonth period. Fair exhibits
were prepared, posters placed.
and press coverage provided.
Rockingham High School heard
talks by three cadets and films

Medics Aid.

were provided to explain CAP
to the tmblic.
At the conclusion of the campaign, a celebration supper was
hem in Rockingham. Among
those attending were the North
Carolina Wing commander, Col.
Ralph Cochrane. Earl Covington, mayor of Hamlet. a town
near Rockingham. and G. R.
Kindley. councilman of Rockin,ham who presented the mayor and the town.
Lt. Col. Virgil E. Bratton is
squadron commander.

LEHIGH, Pa.--Medical
personnel of the Pennsylvania
Wing of Civil Air Patrol recently
teamed up with the state
National Guard to keep
American servicemen in shape to
meet an emergency call for their

T E X A S G AT H E R I N G - C o l . L u t h e r C . B o g a r d , fi g h t ,
commander of CAP's Texas Wg., discusses a problem with two
members of the wing's Cadet Advisory Council at a recent
meeting. From left, they are Cadets R. Brad Burger and Gary
N. Barber. Other council members are Cadets Janet Prestridge
and Douglas W. Manning.

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From Cadets

Hawaii-Forty-six cadets from

the Hickam, Ewa Beach and
Kokohead Comp. Squadrons
Lifetime Member
Dies In Tennessee assisted the Pacific Air Forces
Honor Guard in welcoming the
Apollo 8 astronauts on their
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--An early member of a r r i v a l h e r e f o l l o w i n g t h e i r
Civil Air Patrol, Col. James T. historic moon voyage.
Granberry, died at his home
The cadets and the honor
guard were posted side by side
in Tennessee in December.
Colonel Gmnberry served. to ring the reviewing stand and
as National Finance Officer the aircraft waiting to fly the
crew to Houston. Colonel
from 1952 to 1959 and was
awarded a Life Membership Borman, a former CAP cadet,
in CAP at the National Board e x p r e s s e d p l e a s u r e a t t h e
meeting in October, 1963.
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M A X W E L L A F B ,
A l a . - - H a r o l d P. P l u i m e r ,
His experience includes
Director of Aerospace Education s e r v i c e w i t h t h e N a t i o n a l
for Civil Air Patrol's North
Aeronautics and Space
Central Region, will resign in
Administration, the Atomic
February to devote full time to Energy Commission and the
lecturing and related activities. State Department. He also has
L o n g o n e o f t h e m o s t served as a school teacher and
sought.after speakers in the school administrator.
country, he recently published a
He is a native of Minnesota
and a graduate of St. Cloud
O U R T I M E ( N e w Yo r k , T h e (Minn.) State College and of the
Vantage Press, 1968), and is a University of Minnesota. He
frequent contributor to science, served in both World War II and
e d u c a t i o n a n d r e l i g i o u s the Korean conflict.

More than 150 guardsmen
received typhus and cholera
immunizations from Lt. Col.
Charles Sell, medical officer for
the CAP unit and Allentown
physician. He was assisted by let
Lt. Dorothy Hartman, a nurse
member of the Allentown
Medical Sq.
The vaccine was Army issue,
and the guardsmen receiving it
were assigned to the 3623rd
Maintenance CO., under the
command of Capt. John
Vidumsky. Most of them reside
in the Bethlehem and Lehigh

Many of the men are in what
is called the "Selective Reserve
Force." They must be prepared
to meet any emergency and to
move out on short notice, hence
the need for the vaccinations.
Colonel Sell and Lieutenant
Hartman went to Bethlehem to
fill in when regular National
Guard medical personnel were
involved in another project.





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We are happy to announce that we can obtain name plates for members manufacturer who will, in turn, mail plates directly to each requestor.
at a cost of $1.00 each. These are the type authorized in CAP Manual
Please allow two weeks for delivery from the time of submission of
39-1. To obtain these at this price we must consolidate all of our orders your order.
on a weekly basis. Names will be submitted every Friday to the