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Vol, 1, No. S

Official Publication of the Nebraska Wing—CIVIL AIR PATROL

October, 1942

Sometbin? new is about to be added 1

The Nebraska Wing Office has been offi
cially notified that the Office of Civilian De

D r. J . A \ Ta m l s l e a , p r o m i n e n t i n a v i a t i o n
circles for many years, has been appointed
medical officers on the Nebraska wing staff.

fense has authorized the organization of a

D r . Ta m l s i e a i s a l i e u t e n a n t - c o l o n e l i n t b e

junior group to be called CAP Cadets, with
the purpose of extending to young people of
the nation the opportunities for service in

air corps medical reserve. During the last
war he was attached to the Royal Flying
f o r c e , p r e d e c e s s o r t o B r i t a i n ' s R A F. H e i s

t h e C A P.

The Cornhusker News is proud to an
nounce that the wing staff has been advised
that very soon—possibly within the next two
weeks this wing will receive an important
assignment from the army air corps.
For reasons of military secrecy, it is Im
possible to describe the assignment here,
but it .can be revealed that it involves car-,
rying out daily flight schedules totalling 600
to 700 miles at first, with the probability
that these figures will be multiplied three
or four or mure times within .a short period.
Planes in the 66 h. p. class will be used, and

Wing Commander Sidles expects to anT>ounce definite plans for formation of the









base in the state.

.PC in Nebraska within the next few days.

The assignments are in the nature of
courier service. Compensation for both fliers
and planes will be based on fixed courier

"""^Membership will be limited to students in
good scholastic standing in the last or next
to last year of senior high school. They must
be physically fit. and native-born Americans.

service rates. Members can obtain full in

formation by writing wing headquarters, 502

To t a l m e m b e r s h i p o f C A P C i n a n y a r e a
will not exceed the total active regular

South Nineteenth street, Omaha.
In the meantime all members are caution

membership of CAP in that area. Each male
member may sponsor for membership in
CAPC the young man of his acquaintance he
thinks most likely to succeed in aviation
and the sponsoring member will be person

ed that for the present there is to be no

ally responsible for the training of his re

M a j . P h i l l i p H i n k l e y, S p o k a n e , W a s h . ,
commander of Wing No. 93, CAP. explained

publicity on this activity In publications of
general circulation, or outside tbe member

cruit. Likewise each female member of CAP

is authorized to sponsor one young woman.
F o r e a c h S q u a d r o n o f C A P, t h e r e i s a u
thorized a counterpart Squadron of CAPC
a n d f o r e a c h P l i g h t o f C A P, a c o u n t e r p a r t
Flight of CAPC. The composition, training,
and operations of CAPC units will be gov
erned by the same directives used by CAP,
except that cadets will not be assigned to
flying duties, and except as modified by
CAPC directives issued by CAP National

the plan to Maj. Harry B. Sidles, command
er of the Nebraska wing, and his staff at a
t t * C o U J . A . Ta m l s l e a
a graduate of Creighton, and won fame on
t b e B l u e j a y s ' f o o t b a l l t e a m f r o m 1 9 11 t o

He is a director and past president of the
Aero Medical .association of America, and

meeting in Omaha October 13. Maj. Hink
ley appeared here as a representative of the
U. S. army's Second Air Force, which has
headquarters at Spokane and Maj. Earle
J o h n s o n , n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r o f C A P.
M a j . H i n k l e y ' s Wa s h i n g t o n w i n g h a s b e e n

recently was among the first 10 physicians
elected to that organization's newly estab
lished College of Aviation Medicine.

doing courier service for tbe Second Air

General direction of each CAPC unit will

Examiner here for the civil aeronautics

be by the Commanding Officer of its parent
CAP unit hut the cadets will manage their

authority since 1926, he knows most of the
fliers in eastern Nebraska, and many in ad

record established there paved the way for
the air force's decision to bring other wings

own affairs to the fullest extent consistent

jacent states, as well as scores of airline pi
lots and many of aviation's celebrities.


'<th good results. On formation of a CAPC

Force since last December—^ften under ad

verse flying conditions—and the excellent

Into the picture.

Maj. Hinkley is convinced that in the near
future the army will have work for practi

t, provisional command officers will be

S i n c e 1 9 2 8 D r . Ta m i s l e a h a s b e e n a m e m

^Sppointed by the CAP unit commander and

ber of tbe Omaha municipal airport com

training will start at once. When the CAPC

mission. (This gives the CAP a representa

u n i t h a s p r o g r e s s e d s u f fi c i e n t l y, i t w i l l e l e c t

tion of two members on tbe commission,

in CAP planes to purchasers of $50. and

since the wing intelligence officer also be

$100. war bonds at an airport booth during a

longs to that group.)

recent drive.

Us command and staff officers to be con-

(Continued on Page 2)

cally all CAP fliers and planes.
A Syracuse CAP Squadron gave free rides

October, 1942



rublished each month by the Nebraska Wins

Heridquarters of the CJviJ Air Patrol. Officer
nt &02 South Ntnetoenth Street. Omaha, Neb.

Extra copies may be obtained by writing
to Wing Headquarters. Five cents each.

W i n g S t a ff
Commanding OfHcer Harry B. Sidles
Operations Officer Yic M. Schroeder
Tr a i n i n g O f fi c e r G . C r a w f o r d F o l l m e r
i n t e l l i g e n c e O f fi c e r L a w r e n c e To n n g m a t t

Transportation Officer £arle C* Beynoldii
Commnnications Officer Harry Burke
Engineering Officer ....William A* Fraser, Jr.





Yo u n f t m e n
Win? Intein^enee Officer






Wing Operations Officer
..... Carl Lang, Omaha



Though only a few months old, the Ne
braska wing of CAP suddenly comes of age.
In the left-hand column of the front page

of this bulletin you will note that the Ne
braska wing is about to become a parent or
ganization. And in the rigbt-band column
on the same page you wiU see that we have

been given a man-size job to do«-a Job that
m e a n s fl y i n g h u n d r e d s o f m i l e s d a i l y.
Those are two mighty important assign*

Members of the Kebraska Wing Staff cenfer >vith Jffajor Phillip Hiokley dnring his
mest Tlslt to Headquarters. L^ft to right are: Earle C« Beyaolds, Transportation Of!i>

eeri Vie M. Schroedert Operations Officer^ Oscar 0. Cooke, Cofflmandlng Officer of Sqnad*

ron 76Mi Br. J. A. Tamisiea, jiledical Officer; Lawrence Joungmanf Intelligence Officer;
Major Hinkley; Major Harry B. Sidles, 'Wing Commander; Harry Bnrke, CommnnicationH

Officer; G. CrawfoM Follmer, Training Officer; Dorothy G» Orr, Adjntant» .
wing Transportatiwi Officer Earle Rey
nolds has received many inquli'ies on wheth
er CAP membership and activities will re




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-firmed by the CAP unit commander and will
fill subseauent vacancies by election. A'

ments . . . two severe tests in two markedly

ceive special dispensation in the matter of

the option of the parent CAP unit, drilt^^^

different fields.

gasoline rationing. Here is his report on

classes, and field exercises may be held •

Let there be no question in any member's
mind on what these things mean. The for

the matter:

arately from or combined with those of CAi.

mative period is past. We deliver ot we go
u n d e r. T h i s I s w a r, w i t h t h e n e w fl y i n g a s

1942, issued by James M. Landis, Director to
Regional Directors of Civilian Defense, "al
lotments of gasoline for civilian defense ac
tivities will be allow workers who actually
need supplemental allotmenta and who
would be unable to perform their work with

a b l e s h o r t l y. E a c h m u s t b e a c c o m p a n i e d b y

out such additional gasoline."

photograph; the CAPC unit will retain the
other copy and one photograph; and the

s i g n m e n t w e a r e p r a c t i c a l l y i n t h e a r m y,
and if we cannot make good in the imme

diate future then there is no place in the
picture for us.
F r a n k l y, f o r t u n a t e l y, t h e s e a s s i g n m e n t s

should be the making of the Nebraska wing.
For us they give the CAP point and pur
pose. They make the training program and
all of the time and trouble involved seem
entirely worth while. They should serve to
make the lagging squadrons pull themselves
t o g e t h e r, a n d w o r k t w i c e a s h a r d a s t h e y
ever have before.
Two things stand out:

First, the courier service offers our fliers
a chance to build up many hours, and they'll
be paid while doing so. This is of particular
interest to those who want to prepare them
selves for the army ferry service.
Second, the CAP Cadets should provide the
ideal method for recruiting and training desireable members from- among young folks
who are anxiuos to get Into the flying game.
The training season is past, the whistle
that starfs the big game has been blown,
and we're about to see the Klckoff. Heads

up, gang, and let's carry the bail.
C o m m a n d e r, N e b r a s k a W i n g , C A P.

According to a Memorandum date July 9,

Duly enrolled members of Civil Air Patrol
may qualify for a supplemental ration to
cover mileage essential to pursuit of Civilian
Defense activities.

Applications for membership will be avail
three full-face passport photos of the appli

cant, Inches by inches. The parent
CAP Squadron, or the Flight in a community

organized under a Flight Command, will re
ceive one copy of the application and one

third photograph will be attached to the
cadet's identification card to be Issued 7y
t h e C A P u n i t c o m m a n d e r. O n c o m p l e t i n g

Application is to be made to local ration
ing boards for identification and for Form
OPA R-535 for such additional quantity of
gasoline as may be allowed. Means of iden
tification is your Civil Air Patrol card or

basic CAP ground training and on graduat

your CCD Form No. 702.
Further information will be forth-coming

tie; khaki trousers, or khaki shirt for girls;
belt with plain buckle; tan socks; plain tan

by November IBth. In the meantime, seek
a central meeting place for all members and

shoes; and overseas cap prescribed for CAP.
Any suitable outer garment may be worn.

pool your cars for a greater war effort.

Insignia similar to those of CAP will be

If any further assistance in car pooling is

ing from high school cadets will be eligible
f o r f u l l m e m b e r s h i p i n C A P.

The uniform of CAPC will include: plain
khaki shirt without shoulder loops; black


needed by your squadron, write the Wing

Every Squadron and Flight of CAP is

Headquarters, 502 So. 19th St., Omaha, Nebr.,

urged to take prompt action in organizing a
counterpart unit for the young people of its

at once and assistance will be given.

c o m m u n i t y.

A canteen unit, staffed by the personnel of
Cleveland's all-girl Sq. 514-1, has been

created to feed the northern Ohio Group in
the event of mobilization.

The Baltimore Group of CAP is also work
ing on plans for its own airport. Exact loca
tion is a secret for the time being.


October, 1942


Front roWf left to rigrbtt Hrs. £d Parker^ Dorotby Osterhout^ Mrs. A. L» JohBSODf Jr^ 3fr&. Gerald J* Hallstead^ Mrfi* Da>id Osterhout,
Mae Sharps Mtb* £* Bussell Wightman^ Bob Feeken.

Second row: Iforris Nedela, Bobert Spinar^ C* Yf* Banmgiartper) .4. L, Johosoiit Jr., Dr. L W. Forney, Dr. C. C« Lflllbridge, Lois Boien,
Mrs. Yit Jellaek, M. L. SUegelmar.

Third rowt Gerald Dymacek. Hiram Barber, Dr. £. Bnssell >Vigbtman, Norman Davis, George Ebner, JTobn ^ieder, David Osterhont.

Edgar SaTOge, Gerald J* UalUtead.

Crete Squadron Busy

On Training Program
Training and first aid classes once a week
and Sunday morning flight maneuvers keep







Squadron No. 762-3, busy. The training ses
sions and the Sunday flights have continued
since early spring and the Red Cross first
aid class was recently organized in conjunc
tion with the local air raid warden group.
The squadron has the distinction of send
ing the first plane from Nebraska to do

^oastal patrol duty on the Gulf coast The

Squadron Commander Marion ^Bud" Stiegelmar helps toad paper bombs in one of the
planes which bombarded every town in Saline county. liOft to right, Dick Garst pilot
and owner of the plane, Bussell B« Wightman, and Stlegelmar.

s h i p , a fi v e p a s s e n g e r Wa c o c a b i n p l a n e ,

^wned by the Bringbam Flying Service, re
cently returned after about two months ser

c e r, w h o i s p r o f e s s o r o f p h y s i c s a t D o a n e
college. . Flights are planned by David Os-


t e r h o u t , t r a i n i n g a n d o p e r a t i o n s o f fi c e r.

Although the squadron's ranks have been
depleted by enlistments in the army air
corps reserves, new members are being re
cruited. Fifteen former members are now In

service. The squadron has twelve licensed
pilots, nine members are observers and
twelve have third class radio operators li
c e n s e s .

Military drill and code study have oc
cupied major attention of the squadron since

Its organization in March. Instruction in the
other subjects is now in progress.

Other officers are A. L. Johnson, Jr., exec
utive officer; Dorothy Osterhout, adjutant;
Gerald J. Hallstead. intelligence officer; C.
W. B a u m g a r t n e r, s u p p l y o f fi c e r ; E k l g a r S a
v a g e , t r a n s p o r t a t i o n o f fi c e r ; D r. L . W. F o r
ney, medical and personnel officer; Mrs. A.
L . J o h n s o n , J r. , p h o t o g r a p h i c o f fi c e r ; A . C .
G a r d n e r, p u b l i c r e l a t i o n s o f fi c e r.
Active pilots include Mrs. A. L. Johnson,

Jr., Hiram Barber, Howard Dutton, Ixjls
Boien, Dick Garset, Mr. and Mrs. David Os
terhout, Pat Perry, Mae Sharp, M. L, Stieg-

D u r i n g t h e s u m m e r, m a p p i n g a n d o b s e r
v a t i o n fl i g h t s w e r e m a d e e v e r y S u n d a y. I n

e l m a r, M y r o n Ta y l o r a n d J o h n W l e d e r.

cooperation with the county civilian defense

Norma Adams, Alice Drevo, Howard Dutton.
Victor Dvorak, Charles Dyraacek, A. C. Gard

council, members took part In scrap surveys
which thoroughly covered Saline county and
on subsequent flights "bombing" expeditions

Members not shown in the picture are

ner, Dick Garst, Emll Hromas, John Mekota,
E l i n o r N e l s o n , P a t P e r r y, M e r l i n P h i l l i p s .

were made, in which paper bombs urging

R i c h a r d S c h n e i d e r, H e l e n S h e s t a k , M y r o n

cooperation In the scrap collection were

Taylor, Everett Wheeler, .and Charles I. Sa-

s c a t t e r e d o v e r t o w n s i n t h e c o u n t y.

At times guest speakers have been se
cured tor meetings. A recent speaker was
a former Crete boy who is now in the para3ute troops.

Activities are under the direction of

g e r.

Wing Communications Officer Harry

Miss Hae Sharp, pilot, and Mrs. Ed Parker,
chec|c their route before starting ont on their

survey flight from Crete along the north
edge of Saline county.
cense to use two-way communication in air

Burke outlines the procedure thus:
"£acb Squadron Commander is to submit
to me the oamo and CAP number of all ap
plicants. There are three fo rms to b e co m
pleted, in addition to the examination Itself.
With these forms It will be necessary for
each applicant to have documentary evi
dence of birth, and a photograph not to ex
ceed 2^^ inches by 2^ inches.
"Naturally," Burke says, "It isn't to every

one's Interest to take this examination, but

S q u a d r o n C o m m a n d e r M . L . S t l e g e l m a r,
C o d e c l a s s e s h a v e b e e n c o n d u c t e d b y D r.

Burke has been notified that he has author

any pilot or ship owner who contemplates

ity to give the examination for a restricted

R Russell Wightman, communications offi-

radiotelephone permit, which is to say a li-

two-way communication win find this an
opportunity to get his license."



October, 1942

A signal honor came to the Nebraska wing
recently when Miss Dorothy Broadfield*
leader of the Powder Puff brigade In No. 2

B(iuadron of Omaha, won the second annual
Amelia Earhart scholarsbip offered by the
Ninety-nines, national organization of wo
men fliers.

Photo by Jen7 Lacas

Members of Omaha Squadron JTo. 2 are pictured, abore, as they tackle a problem is

their naTigation coor^ At the blackboard is Garwood Anderson^ Squadron

Officer, and at the right of the blackboard is Squadron Commander Waiter Derere.

Dorothy Broadfleld
Dorothy is Secretary of the Burnham-Mil>
ler Flying Service, has logged more than 350
hours of flying time, and is believed to be
the only woman flier in this state to hold a

Stover Deats, veteran

commercial license. She Is the daughter of
Mrs. Beatrice Broadfield of Glenwood, la.
The award was presented by Mrs. Charles

pilot and superintend*

Harwood, Rye, N. Y., chairman of the Nine
ty-nines scholarsbip committee, at a recep
tion and buffet, dinner given by the Omaha


chapter of the NA.A. at the N»AJL clubrooms in the Fontenelle hotel on October Z.

The scholarsbip is open to women who
have at least 200 hours' flying time, and is
to be used for obtaining further training.
The money is contributed by members of the

Oscar 0. Cooke, commander of Omaha
squadron No. 1, appeared before the Lincoln
chapter of the National Aeronautic associa
tion October 7 to tell of hts experiences dur

O m a h a g r o u p s r e c e n t l y.










^ NOTICE! Deadline for the receipt of «
material for the NESWS Is being moved

up to the 5th of the month instead of *
• the 10th. So please get your material *


Pilots and observers ready to take off on a routine training flight.

The two Omaha squadrons recently com
pleted a successful code class.
Instructors were Glenn Flynn and Bob
Budd of the WOW staff. Classes were held
a t t h e E l e c t r o n i c R a d i o - Te l e v i s i o n i n s t i t u t e ,

whose president, George Risk, recently be
came a CAP member.

p r o m p t l y.

thorough knowledge of code, but all mem
bers were supplied with telegraph keys and
headphones, and, by diligent practice many
of them became sufficiently skilled to re
ceive and send 10 to 15 words a minute.

ing the month that he spent with be CAP
submarine patrol on the gulf. Wing Commander Sidles accompanied him to Lincoln.
Cooke has also spoken before several

municipal airport.

The class was not Intended to provide a



eot of Grand Island^s


B. F, Utompson (left), intelligence officer,
beside him own plane, talking it over with
C. F. Larsen, commander.



This issue o! the ComhuBker CAP News is

sponsored by Grand Island, through dona*
tions by CAP members and business men,
inch] ding:

Charles F. Larson, Commander of Sqnadron No. 763*1; B. L. Thompson, Intelligence
Officer; B. J. Bartenbach & Son, Glass,
Paint and Wallpaper; Grand Island Uo^el

Lanndry; Stover Deats, Manager, Grand Is
land airport; B. E. Murphy Typewriter Co.;
Paul Gordon; Dick Ross; Betty Larson; J.
F. iUUoor and Chris GJerloff.

Another group of pilots and observers.