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^1. 1, No. 9

Official Publication of the Nebraska Wing—CIVIL AIR PATROL

May, 1943

Transferred, Cap Now

Dmaha-McCook Run

Is Air Force Auxiliary

Inaugurated in May

On April 29 the Civil Air Patrol was

Another additioa to the courier service
;hicb the Nebraska wing operates for the

transferred from the Office of Civilian De

Jecond Air Forces was added May 9, when

fense, which had created it the week before

. run from Omaha to McCook was inaugu-

Pearl Harbor, to the U. S. war department,
under which it Is now operating as an aux


The plane connects at McCook wUh a

iliary to the army air forces, and under di
rect control of General H. H. Arnold, com

chedule which the Colorado wing operates

mander of the army air forces.

•etween Colo, Springs and McCooK, to proIde the air forces with direct Omaha-Colo.

The war department immediately an
nounced that it contemplates no change in

Iprlngs service. First to fly the run was
. t T. E . R o s a , G r a n d I s l a n d , w h o a l s o i n -

the administrative and operating methods

ugurated the Omaha-Grand Island run DeLt. Col. Earle U Johnson

ember 15.

Vr r a n g e m e n t s f o r t h e s e r v i c e w e r e c o m
peted when MaJ. Harry B. Sidles, Nebraska
/ I n g c o m m a n d e r, w e n t t o D e n v e r a f e w
ays earlier to confer with MaJ. Philip H.
l l n k l e y, l i a i s o n o f fi c e r b e t w e e n C A P a n d
he Second Air Force, MaJ. Harold R. Smetl i l l s , C o l o r a d o c o m m a n d e r, a n d M a J . J .
l o w a r d W i l c o x , K a n s a s c o m m a n d e r.
Hinkley reported that CAP planes are
tow flying mall and cargo for the army air

Col. Johnson Will Be

Nebraska Wing Guest
On Saturday. May 22, the Nebraska wing
will have the honor of acting as host to LL
C o l . E a r J e L . J o h n s o n , Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . ,
n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r o f t h e C A P.

A banquet in bis honor is to be given at

orces at the rate of 16 million ton-miles

corps officers, and the greater share of its
m i s s i o n s h a v e b e e n f o r t h e a r m y. H e n c e ,
prior to April 29 >t was under a sort of
dual directorship. The transfer had long
been anticipated.
The O.C.D. heretofore has paid the adminiBtrative




C A P.


diem of pilots and co&ts of operation, main
tenance and depreciation of their planes for
(Continued on Page 3)

the Fontenelle hotel in Omaba at 1900 hours.

<er month, and that the service rapidly is

o f t h e C A P. S i n c e i t s i n c e p t i o n , t h e n a
tional organization has been headed by air

A number of prominent civil and military

e i n g e x p a n d e d s t i l l f u r t h e r.
Effective May 17th the Lincoln Air Base

officials are expected to be guests.
Col. Johnson is a director of the National

^as made a stop on the Omaha-Fairmont-

Aeronautic association, and the Omaha chap

lalina schedule.

ter of the NAA is Joining hands with the
CAP in sponsorship of the banquet.

> L A N E R E N TA L R U L E S ;
Repeatedly asked for clarSfication on the
tatus of CAP members who wish to buy in<
traction or flight test time, national headuarters has outlined the situation as fol: > w s :

Under present rules, those who will be
•ermitted to buy flight time to advance

"We expect the event to mark one of the

c o m m a n d e r. " W e a r e m o r e p r o u d t h a n w e
can say to have Col. Johnson accept our

date for a mass Jump, They are bringing
their mascot, Geronimo. a German shepherd


dog. to the Nebraska Kennel club's annual

On the following day the national com
mander will attend an all-day meeting of

dog show, where Geronimo will be made a

the Iowa wing at Des Moines.

Col. Johnson Is one of the principal rea
sons why the CAP has made such an excel

o r c e s ; ( 3 ) fl i g h t i n s t r u c t o r i n A r m y, N a v y,
; a a , o r A i r l i n e s A i r Tr a i n i n g I n s t i t u t e c o n -

raet flying school; (4) pilot tor scheduled
(Continued on Paso 2)

m e n o f t h e 5 0 7 t h P a r a c h u t e I n f a n t r y, A l
l i a n c e a i r b a s e o n S a t u r d a y a n d S u n d a y,
May 22-23

ween 18 and 40 years of age and must meet
he physical requirements for a commer-

horized CAP services; (2) pUol In armed

T h e ' w i n g s t a ff a n d O m a h a u n i t s o f C A P
will play host to 20 officers and enlisted

red-letter days in the history of the Ne
braska wing," said MaJ. Harry B. Sidles, wing

heir skill for the war effort must be be-

♦ ' 1 c e r t i f i c a t e . Tr a i n i n g m u s t b e f o r o n e
. .ae following 5 services: {1) pilot in au-


The paratroopers will be in Omaha that

sergeant in the K-d corps. The paratroop
ers thought they should come along, and 16
of them, as well as Geronimo, will jump.
The Cap will meet, the paratroopers at

lent record that the war department wanted
it (and got it) as an auxiliary to the army

the Municipal airport on Saturday. The

air forces. He has been active since the

or of Lt. Col. Eurle Johu3on, national com

start. An Ohioan, he initiated the Ohio wing

m a n d e r. t h a t n i g h t .

soldiers will be guests at the dinner In hon

long before there was any such thing as the

On Sunday the CAP will be in charge of

C A P, a n d t h e n m o v e d o n t o t h e n a t i o n a l
scene as civilian fliers were organized into
a national group.

arrangements at the Jump field, where

many thousands of Oniahans are expccted
t o g a t h e r.


Page 2

May, 1943

PubJt«h«d each month by the Nebraska Wing
Headquarters of the Civil Air Patrol. Offices
at 602 South Nineteenth Street. Omaha. Neb.

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

Wing Staff
Commanding Officer Harry B. Sidles

E x e c n t l Te O f fi c e r M i M e y e r s

Adjutant Dorothy G. Orr
Operations Officer - -Yic M. Schroeder
Training Officer G. Crawford Follmer
Intelligence Officer Lawrence Yonngman
Supply Officer Ri^y Mueller
Transportation Officer Earle C. Reynolds
Communications Officer Harry Uorke

Engineering OfHcer ....IVIlUam A. Fraser, Jr.





Yo u n g m a n




H e re Mtfa a p i ctu re o f th e N e b ra ska w i n g 's mo b i l e u n i t, p ro cu re d to se rve BTe b ra sfca

The CAP NEWS Is printed by the Citizen

Printing Co.. 2308-10 N Street, Omaha, Nebr.

coorier base maintained at Omaha lur the Second Air Force... Beside it is Lt. Carl Lang,
base operations officer. Turchase of the trocic was made |M>S8ib>e by tiie Nebraska Aero
nautics commission, which has been of great assistance on many occasions... The track is
a l r e a d y e < i a i p p e d w i t h a s p e c i a l g e n e r a t o r, a n d e x t e n s l Te p l a n s b u i l t a r o u n d i t c a l l f o r

From the Photo Editor

two-way radio equipment, flood lights and first aid equipment.

(By Bob Flsk)


P L A N E R E N TA L R U L E S ;




The Cornhusker CAP News is your news

paper, carrying news of your squadrons,
priming pictures to more graphically show
the activities in which you and your squad

to an airplane will he made by National

air carriers: or (5) pilot for aircraft or ac


cessory manufacturers.

ron are Involved.

In order that your squadron be repre
s e n t e d p l c t o r i a l l y, y o u r p h o t o e d i t o r r e c o m
m e n d s t h a t a p h o t o s e c t i o n o r. a t l e a s t , a

phoio Sergeant be appointed whose duty

Recommendation for the transfer of title




Board, WPB. only when the aircraft Involv
ed Is being purchased for the purpose of
placing It in use for the duration on Author
ized Civil Air Patrol Service, as In the foN

will be to take pictures of your more inter

lowing: a—CAP costal patrol; b—CAP lia
ison patrol; c—Authorized military courier

esting activities and then turn them in to

and other services requested for the armed

the Cornhusker staff.

forces and governmental agencies; d—

The subject matter in these pictures
should be compact and, whenever it ts pos
sible to get the idea across, should not
show more than three to five people. Each
picture should contain a center of interest,
unless of course it is a group picture to
show squadron membership, etc.
Keep your prints full of detail, not too









make the prints, send us the negative, along

with your name and address and we will see
that the negative is returned in good condi

Address inquiries or pictures to R. C.
Fisk, 6223 Florence Blvd., Omaha.

D R . TA M I S I E A T O A R M Y D U T Y
The newest member of the wing staff,
Lt. Col. J. A. Tamlslea, has been called to
a c t i v e d u t y w i t h t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s a r m y.
D r. Ta m i s i e a w a s a p p o i n t e d w i n g m e d i c a l







In his letter of resignation to Wing Com

An applicant is permitted to state a pr'
erence for the service he wishes to ente..

but must agree that if. when he completes

his flight training, there Is no vacancy In
that service, he will accept flying duties in
one of the others. He must agree to con
tract for sufficient training to attain the
certificates or ratings required for the work

dustries and Forestry Patrol,

contemplated and to complete the training
within 6 months. He must file evidence o;

Any eligible airplane In the "A" Classi
fication may perform the above services.

financial ability to pay for the hecessar:
training. No dra/t exemption is granted fo:

Once the transfer of title is completed, the
aircraft Is automatically registered with the
War Production Board as being assigned for

trainees. An applicant is required to stat<
his draft status if he is subject to the draft
in order that as many CAP members a

duration In War Service, and will not be

can qualify can be certified promptly an-

used for any other purpose.

get back in the air, CAP National Headquar
ters has undertaken the task of recelvin

The seller must complete a "Request For
Approval of Sale" form and the buyer exe
cute the statement portion of the form set

ting forth the reason for the purchase.
The buyers statement will be endorsed by
t h e W i n g C o m m a n d e r, w h o w i l l v e r i f y t h e
statement that the aircraft will be used as

applications and issuing "Certificates of Es
sentiality" to CAP members. Application

have to be made out in quadruplicate, an
must be notarized hy the applicant and b
the local unit commander and endorsed b
the Wing Commander.

form will be submitted to National Head>

Unit commanders will keep lists of AL
applicants for flight training including thoi

quarters in duplicate to be used as a basis

who are disapproved at this time. Shou!


the rules be relaxed, we want to be able '
grant approvals to as many as may quail

represented when title la transferred. The






o f fi c e r l a s t O c t o b e r, a n d h a s b e e n a n a c t i v e
and efficient officer.

(Continued from Page 1)

under any future amendments.
A standard formula has been adopted for

determining the maximum price for which

mander Sidles, he said: "I wish to say that

any used aircraft can be sold. This formula

my association with you and the other offi
cers of the patrol have been happy and I
have enjoyed the work very much,"

may be obtained from C.A.A. Offices. Sale
price of airplane must not be higher than
formula price.

Airplane owners, by applying directly '
WPB, may obtain a "blanket permission"
rent specified aircraft for flight Instructi<
or tests to individuals who present Certl

(Continued on Page 4)


May, 1943

Page 3

Presto! New Squadron
By Martin Employes
A.t the Martin bomber plant they build a

hard-hitting airpiane in the tdartia Marau
d e r.

The workers there are a hard-hitting
bunch, too, judging from what happened
w h e n a l e w o f t h e m g o t t h e C A P f e v e r.

Recently one Martin worker joined the
C A P. T h e n , s o q u i c k t h a t i t w o u l d m a k e

your head swim, there were enough Martin
members for a flight. A few days later
there were enough for a squadron—and now
they're looking forward to an enrollment of
200.'mostly from the second shift.








mander of the Martin-Nebraska squadron Is
W i l l i a m G a r n e r, l e a d m a n i n a s s e m b l y p o
sition No. 3 at the modification center. Gar

ner recently contacted Capt. Oscar Cooke,
commander of Omaha squadron No. 1, and

queried him on the possibility of joining the
squadron. Cooke said that Garner's odd
hours might make It pretty difficult for him
to attend meetings, hut suggested that he
t r y i t a n y w a y.

Well, Garner got to talking it around the
plant, and it seemed that a lot of other fel

The first photo section within the Nebraska wing (so far as The News knows) has
been (ormed by the Omaha No« 1 squadron. iSome the members are pictured above,

nhtle engaged in dark-room studies... Left to rigrht are Section Leader H« L» Gaskill.
Wilbur Lyon, George Caley, and Assistant Section Leader R. Severinsen. The section

lows were Interested. And It just grew and

has been holding classes each Tusday eTening, studying photographic chemistry, elemen>

grew. At present nearly 100 male members

tary pliotography, and laboratory work.

The section was instituted by Robert C» Fisk, photo editor of The News*

have signed up, and more than a score of
.omen as well. For them it's all business
—and no foolln'! They have started hold

ing regular meetings on Tuesdays and Fri
days, at 11:30 a. m.
The commander Is now engaged In the
task of selecting bis staff. It's a squadron
of which a lot more will be beard!

The boys' cadet unit, sponsored by Omaha
Squadron No. 1 now numbers 72 members,
Just five less than the sponsoring squadron.
let Sgt Roy Highfield reports that the

administrative costs, as well as operating
expenses and per diem for pilots on mili
tary missions. The rate of 18 per diem
for CAP pilots and hourly allowances rang
ing from $5 to $S6 for operation, mainten
ance and depreciation of their aircraft on
military missions will continue. Size, horse
power and equipment of the planes deter
mines the hourly allowances.

Continae Assistance
Assistance of the AAF in operation and
maintenance of CAP planes based at Air

states. The states which receive this aid, or
the United States Forestry Service, pay for


The states of Louisiana, Arkansas and
Mississippi pay for flights undertaken as a
levee patrol during flood season. War plants
i n i n d u s t r i a l a r e a s o f t h e M i d d l e We s t p a y
for a courier service which performs such
activities as rushing replacements for vital
machine parts which have broken down.
The AAF anticipates no changes in the







training propram has gained momentum.
The squadron has completed several direc

so long as the supply of replacement parts

CAP has operated. These tours call for a
three-months' minimum of active duty on
anti-submarine patrol, and a minimum of

does not divert critical materials from more

two weeks on courier service and miscel

tives, Including navigation, military courtesy

immediate needs.

laneous missions requested by the armed

Forces installations will be continued.
Use of CAP planes is expected to continue

and discipline, and will start shortly on

The anti-submarine patrol is the CAP'S

m e t e o r o l o g y. T h i s c l a s s w i l l b e i n c h a r g e
of Sgt. P. K. Patrick, and will be taught by

p r i n c i p a l m i l i t a r y a c t i v i t y. N o r e d u c t i o n i n

Stanley Marsh.
"The boys have much to gain through this

the present time.

training program," said Highfield. "Many
of them hope to get into the air corps and,
while the 230 hour C. A. P. training course
will not give them a rating, it will give
them a background that will help them in
either military or civilian aviation."

(Continued from Page 1)
missions requested by the armed services

have been supplied by funds of the AAF.
The .\rmy Air Forces will now assume all

the extent of this service is anticipated at


Chamberlain Proves A "Joiner"
Lt. Ray D. Chamberlain of the U. S. air

Other Military Services
Other chief military services of the CAP
also are expected to continue unchanged.

corps, formerly intelligence officer for the
Grand Island squadron, Is in foreign ser^







vice, and expects a transfer soon to "for


eigner service."
"Just as soon as suitable arrangements
can be made." he wrote, "I plan to have a

which the Nebraska wing has an Important

press photo taken of myself peering from

role; a courier service on a smaller scale
for the First Air Force, in the Northeast,

the pouch of a (censored) . . .

and local searches from time to time for

Backs." Cue of the less cruelties was the

missing military aircraft.
Certain non-milllary activities of the CAP
also are expected to continue. Among these

shaving of the heads of the victims. When
I j o i n e d th e "Sh o rt Sn o rte rs " i t w a s e x p e n

Patrol, along the Mexican border; the cour




Second Air


services are forest fire patrols for various








sive only from a monetary standpoint—but
this "Shell Backs" organization—wow!"


Page 4
P L A N E R E N TA L R U L E S ;
(Continued Trom Page 2)
oates of Essentiality signed by the National
C o m m a n d e r o t C A P.

Flying members of CAP, as in the case of
all civilian flyers, are certificated by CAA
and their flying Is regulated by the rules
of that agency. Supervision of flight train

ing of civilians is under the jurisdiction of
CAu'^, except for those civilians who are
training under the supervision of the armed
forces. The CAA regulation issued April 12,

as Standard Practice No. ACA-9, la in full
force and effect as regards CAP members

coming within the scope of Its meaning. All
CAP applicants who meet the qualifications
specified In ACA-9 will make their applica

May, 1943

Cap In Vain Fight
Against River Flood
Omaha members of the CAP are willing
to forget as soon as possible the iate dis
astrous Missouri river flood, which caught
a num^ber of CAP planes, but nevertheless
there were a number of CAP flood activities

which deserve recognition.
Aa the flood threat became imminent, a

daily river patrol was ordered. Lt. Carl
Larig, base operations officer, was appoint
e d e m e r g e n c y o p e r a t i o n s o f fi c e r, a n d c o m
manders of both squadrons were Instructed
to coordinate their activities through Lang's
office, at the airport
The services of CAP pilots and planes

tions direct to CAA.

were immediately offered to both district

CAP National Headquarters, In coopera
tion with CAA, has accepted the designation

and division offices of the U. 8. army en

by the Chief of the Aircraft Priorities
Branch, WPB, as certifying agency for those
CAP members who do not entirely meet the
qualifications set forth in the above regu
lation. Such members may apply to their

gineers, to the Nebraska state guard, the
Red Cross, and other interested agencies.

The News had intended to ran a ptctare

Arrangements were made for a boat, in
event that CAP personnel had to be evacu

of the Nebraska coorier base hangar—but
It never expected to have a picture like this*

ated, and services of CAP pilots were of
fered private operators if it became neces

Unit Commanders and submit evidence as

sary to move planes in a hurry.

to their qualifications. The applications will
be certified by the Interviewing Officer and
forwarded through channels to National

The river patrols reported locations of
marooned persons and livestock, noted

Headquarters for final approval and issu

a n c e o f c e r t i fi c a t e s o f e s s e n t i a l i t y. A l l a p
plications forwarded to National Headquar

points where the dikes were broken or about
to break, and where the water seemed to be
moving in from unexpected directions to

ters must be indorsed by the "Wing Com

trap farm families. Reforts were made to


the army and the weather bureau.-




the applicants will be forwarded by the in

They hauled army representatives, air

terviewing Officer with each application.

port and weather bureau officials, and cam
eramen. The CAP members also made many

W i l l H a v e t o Wa i t F o r T h i s O n e

pictures that were used by the locai press,

Blossoming plans of the Grand Island

and by AP Wlrephoto.

squadron for raising funds with which to

The dike broke Monday, April 12, at 1815

buy an ambulance plane, were nipped in

hours and the airport was inundated during
the night. Ail courier planes had already
been moved to Offutt field. Fort Crook, The

the bud when the manufacturer of the craft

replied that he was not permitted to make
the special ship at this time.
Grand Island recently bad an Instance in
which it was necessary to fly a lad to a
S o m e g o o d c a m e o f t h e e ff o r t , h o w e v e r,
for the Aeronca company's film about the
plane is being obtained for showing at
Grand Island and elsewhere.

Lt. Ray Ramsey Leaves
FLASH—1st Lt. Ray Ramsey has resigned
as commander of the Lincoln squadron to
take a position In Panama with the U.S.O.

airport was flooded almost two weeks.

One glance at this candid camera shot

I'llots and observers participating Includ
ed: Maj. Harry B. Sidles, Capts. Oscar O.

should convlQce anyone that weight; deci

Cooke, M. M. Meyers, Vic Schroeder, C. F.
L a r s e n a n d H a r r y B u r k e , L t s . Wa l t e r D e -

pictured here« Left to right. Wing
tions Officer Vie Schroeder, Oscar
commander of Omaha squadron No.
Wing Ommunications Officer Hanj

v e r e , E d d i e Vo l z , H a r o l d L l n d l e y, A n g e l o
Bonacci, George Fraser, Carl Lang, Leonard
Heinsen, James RoteMa, Nathan Weatherbee,
Bob Love, Bob Walker, Sgts. Alice Riss, P.
K. Patrick and P. F. Nebergall; and Bud Ty

sions are being made by the three captains

1, and

This Issue of The News was made

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possible through the sponsorship of

w a r d s , M r s . Vi c S c h r o e d e r, H a r o l d R u s s e l l

the following:

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