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C O R " :
C - A V^ol. 2, No. 4

Official Publication of the Nebraska Wing—CIVIL AIR PATROL

Start Air Recruiting
Flights in Nebraska

10 Courses Outlined
In New Nebraska Plan
The new year is starting with a zest as

The Nebraska wing has plunged Into the
task of recruiting army air corps cadets

far as tbe Nebrasl^a Wing is concerned. Re

with the planes provided by the army.

sponsible is tbe new training program set
up by Captain Vic M. Schroeder, Wing Oper

A schedule that will carry well into

ations officer.

spring has already been inaugurated. Re
cent bad weather'has' caused some revise
ions. Other revisions have t>eeQ necessary

Tbe new course of stiidyi already begun
In the Nebraska squadrons,gives a genuine
incentive to study in CA.P. The enthusiasm
of the members for the new program has

because of reluctance of schools to release

high school boys so that they can be given

been evidenced immediately upon e^tplana-

the Fides.

tlon of the plan.

The seven planes assigned to the Nebra
ska wing have been assigned to the vari
ous CAP Units throughout the stateAt pres
ent one plane each is assigned to tbe

Ten Course Set Up
There are a total of ten courses, two of
t^em required of all CAP members, with the
exception of Certified Pilots. The course

tsted as No. 101, Military Indoctrination
IS required of every holder of a CAP card
and Is intended to make soldiers out of CAP
members. Courses in this class which have

been previously taken and which appear in
tbe service records need hot be retaken.








Air P8.trol; Orfranization of the Army; OrE&nliatlon of the Navy; Organisation of the
Army Air Forces; Cooperating Public Agen
cies; History of Aviation; Military Courtesy
and Diaclpline; Infantry Drill and Regula
tions; Safeguarding Military Information;
Articles of Weir; Interior Guard Duty; Aerial
Reviews and Inspections; Duties of Com
mand and Staff Officers; Leadership and Ex
ercise of Command; Military Correspondence;
Operations Orders; Courts Martial; Local
Civlllun Defense Familiarieation; Protection

Jan«-Feb- 1944

Private Velva M. Sorensen, formerly a
fellow Cap memoer, is now stationed with
the "WAC at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. She
writes back that, "I'm enjoying my basic
training very much. However, it is very
strenuous and I'm certainly grateful for
my CAP training. It is a good foundation.

Rating sheets have been mailed to the
squadrons of the Nebraska Wing. The sys
tem will set minimum standards for officer

and non-com appointments and will give
assurance that each member is properly

s q u a d r o n s a t C r e t e , F a i r b u r y, G r a n d I s land> Lincoln and Fremont, and two are as
signed to Omaha squadron?, In March
B l a i r a n d Wa y n e w i l l h a v e a r m y c r a ft.
On stipulated dates the planes assigned to
three or four or more squadrons converge
at a certain location to give rides to the
high school boys and to prospective air
WACs. They are preceded by army per
sonnel who make advance arrangements
(Including the issuance of waivers) and then
followed by other army personnel who give
the mental screening tests and physical ex

Against Gas and Incendiaries; Protective

credited for work done.

Te r r a i n

pecially important to members going into
the armed forces or transferring between'

The first free-ride flights were given at
Omaha, February 6, by Squadrons No. 1
and 3. On February 9 the CAP "flying

u n i t s o f t h e C A P.

circus" dropped In on Fremont. Since then

Concealment; Airport Protection; Element
ary Aerial Map and Photograph Reading and

CAP Basic Required Also
The other required course, tbe one from
which only Certified Pilots are exempti is
listed as course No. 102. The course at
tempts to make the CAP members aviationconscious and to give them a little more

than an "idea" of what flying is. It is not
necessary to repeat any individual courses
if they are already credited on the Individu a l ' B s e r v i c e r e c o r d . H o w e v e r, C a p t a i n
Schroeder has pointed out to may CAP
members that the text material lis so worth<

while that many members will want to re
view the subject. A number of the texts in

hese courses will have to be bought by the
m e m b e r — b u t t h e y r e m a i n h i s p r o p e r t y. . .
T h e s u b j e c t s i n C o u r s e N o . t 0 2 a r e " W i e o r y.
of Flight! Aircraft Construction and Powerplants; Air Navigation; Meteorology; Civil
A i r R e g u l a t i o n s a n d C o n t r o l s To w e r P r o

Continued on page two

A record of credit for work done is es

New CAP indentiflcatlon cards are also

it has been at Crete, Lincoln. Fairmont.

being issued to new members. Members
who were issued the old cards will be is

G r a n d I s l a n d a n d F a l r b u r y.

sued the new cards when the rating sheets
show they , have reached Rating 2, 75 hours
o f t r a i n i n g , o r h i g h e r.
An expiration date for the old identifi

pils to be excused from high school, the
March flights will be made on Saturdays
and Sundays, except at Wayne. The sched








After that date, the new card will be the

only valid evidence of membership.
> Va v e C a r m i n e a t A t l a n t a

WAVE Zelda Carmine, a former member
of the Blair Plight of. Civil Air Patrol is now

So that it will not be necessary for pu


W a y n e — ^ M a r c h 1 - 2 ; B l a i r — M a r c h 11 ;
Scribner—March 12; Hastings—March 18;




25; Imperial—March 26; Scottsbluff—
April 1.
O t h e r d a t e s w i l l b e a n n o u n c e d l a t e r.

Stationed at tbe Naval Reserve Base in At-

R e c r u i t i n g o f a i r WA C s h a ? b e e n d i s a p

lanta, Georgia. Zelda writes that her in
fantry drill experience in CAP was of great
value in her training.

pointing, and army officials hope that spec
ial attention will be devoted to this endea*

vor by the Civil Air PatroL


Page 2

Adjutant .Capt. EJarle C. Reynolds
Personnel Officer Capt. Gould Dietz

Pilots Also Find Course

Continued from^ page one

Commanding Officer Major Harry B. Sidles
Executive Officer Capt. M. M. Myers

Jan.-Feb. 1944

10 Courses
The names of the text can he learned from

The next course, No. 104, is Intended for
men who already hold a pilot's certificate.

the instructors or the squadron staff offi

It is intended to qualify CAP Pilots on Army

cers appointed to supervise each of the cour

Air Force standards. It covers advanced

Medical Officer Jst Lt. A. D. Cloyd

s e s . To t a l c o a t o f t h e t e x t s i n C A P B a s i c

work on some subjects handled previously

O p e r a t i o n s O f fi c e r, C a p t . Vi c M . S c h r o e d e r

I s 11 . 2 8 .

by pilots and also some new subject matter.

Asst. Operations Officer, 1st Lt. Stover Deats
Tr a i n i n g O f fi c e r, C a p t 0 . 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. C a p t K ^ a w r e n c e
Yo u n g m a n






Transportation Officer Capt. Oscar 0. Cooke
Communications Officer Capt Harry Burke
E n g i n e e r i n g O f fi c e r C a p t W m , A . F r a 8 e r, J r.


Yo u n g m a n




Associate Editor and Business Manager
Clair M. Wolfe

Specialized Courses Listed
The rest of the courses laid out In the

new training program are all specialized
courses and this is the point at which the
CAP member branches into his chpsen field.
H o w e v e r, w h e n a C A P m e m b e r h a s fi n i s h e d

one course, be is at liberty to select anoth
e r f o r f u r t h e r s t u d y.
The other courses are . Course No. 103»

Pilot's Certificate; No. 104, Pilot's Advan
ced; No. 105. Airborne Observers; No. 106,

Flight Missions; No. 107, Ground Opera
tions; No. l08. Aircraft Mechanic; No. 109.
L i n e C r e w a n d G u a r d ; a n d N o . 11 0 , A r m y
Clerk. These courses will be explained in

The CAP NEWS ia printed by the Citizen
Printing Co., 2308-10 N Street, Omaha» Nebr.

detail In other stories.

WId^ Commanderi Kebrasfaa CAP
"1 wish to Impress upon you tlie im*
portance of the recruiting effort which we
are undertaking to enlist Air Cadets in
the Army Air Corps.
"We realize that this recruiting task lacks
tlie glamour of many other CAP assignQienU but a great deal of our work has
lacked glamour. In fact> I think that
about nluety-ninQ per cent of war lacks
glamour. But still we are in a war and we
at home must carry our share of the load
or else we. are not keeping faith witb
those who are putting their lives In the
"We all know from experience that re

Most CAP members looking over the new
training program are mainly interested in
the flying end of the Instruction schedule.
There are four courses or sets of subjects
in this classification.

We presuppose that the men interested in
these courses have finished the two basic

courses. When they come to the flight
courses, the first course is No. 103, Pilot's

Important to Would-be Pilots

The subjects in this course are repeti
tions. with added detail, of subjects taught
in CAP Basic. It is therefore largely a re
view course intent on fitting the individual
student to pass the written examination to
get pilot certificate ratings.
texts are, at first glance, expensive—$3.SS.

this and so have the Squadrons. The job

H o w e v e r, t h e y a r e v a l u a b l e b o o k s w h i c h

requires long and monotonous hours and

every pilot should own.

the only thanks we get are from Captain

The subjects In Course No. 103 are Gen
eral Service and Operation of Aircraft; Air
Navigation and Computer; Meteorology; and
Civil Air Regulations.

the other Army personnel associated with








Ic8j Air Navigation', Meteorology; Instru
ment Flying; Physiological Aspects of





Course for Observers, Too
Airborne Observers, Course No. 105,
trains CAP members as airborne observers

to qualify them to fly as observers with
CAP Pilots on flight missions. In order to
take tbe Observers course, it will be neces-

tory to have completed CAP Basic. The
texts for this important course (open to pi
lots, too) will apiount to just $2.00.
The subjects listed under Course No. lOfr
are Instruments: Map and Aerial Photo

graph Reading; Observation and Reconn

aissance ; Photography; CommunicatlonB;
and Panel Reading.

Final Flight Course
The last of tbe flying courses Is called
Flight Missions, Course No. 106. This
course is taken by Certified Pilots and Air
borne Observers. Those are the only CAP
members qualified to take part in these
The course will consist largely of actual
flying missions with the pilot and observer

sharing the work and the cost There are
no texts to be bought In this course, but the
use of planes and flying time is part of the
c o u r s e .

The subjects listed are Air-Practice Mis
sions—Air Ground Missions; Primary Fli
ght Training Missions; Basic Flight Train
ing Missions; Advanced Plight Training
Missions and Special Flight Training Mis

The various ground courses arc listed in
other stories.

Written examinations are used and the

cruiting Air Cadets represents a lot of
bard work.The Wing has bad its share of

Kent, Captain Huddleson, Lt Gagne and

The texts for this course will cost a total
of $1.65.

The four sections of a Squadron In
waukee staged an intersectlonal drill
test. The evening's ceremonies started
a formal inspection of the squadron


and ranks, and then the entire squadron,
p a s s e d i n r e v i e w.









are going to do It . . . .and I call upon
you as members of an auxiliary of the
Army Air Force to do what you are asked
to do to assure that this effort will be a
success. In connection witb this we 'will

all have an opportunity to see some of the
s e v e n a i r p l a n e s t h a t t h e Wa r D e p a r t m e n t
has assigned U) the Nebraska Wing to help
In the recruiting. The fact that some two
hundred and eighty-eight of these planes

bave been assigned to all Wings gives you
some idea of the importance that the Army
Air Force attaches to this Job."

Pictured above with one of the planes being used In the Air Cadet Recruiting program,
i s C a p t a i n M . M . M y e r s . W i n g E x e c u t i v e O f fi c e r, w h o i s i n c h a r g e o f t h e c a m p a i g n .



Jan.-Feb. 1944

Page 3
a]>d will be heated for iall weather operat

Seven army planes are already on the
line at the CAP hanger at the Omaha mu
nicipal airport The planes are those obsigned by the Army Air Corps to be used
in recruiting air cadets.

Three of the planes are Aeroncas ynti the

o t h e r s a r e Ta y l o r c r a f t T h e p l a n e s w i l l
be flown by accredited CAP pilots on mis
sions over the state.


Another Inst&noe of CAP cooperation with








recent request foy the Department of the
















in this part of the country was Installed at tbe Nebraska courier base recently by the
Omaha*Douf]as county chapter of the Red Cross. All personnel at the coiirter base are







Army Clerk Coarse

who do not intend—at least at present—to

Course No. 110, the Army Clerk, plans to
teach mJlilary office work in the various

take up actual flying, there are four ground

clerical departments.

■"jourses offered.

The subjects listed are Staff Officers
Field Manual, Military Correspondence, Op
erations Orders, Courts Martial, Model Air
craft and Army Postal Service. The texts
will cost fl.lO.

For Uiose members of the Civil Air Patrol

Course No. 107, Ground Operations, cov
ers very important training for the non-fly
i n g C A P m e m b e r. A s e v e r y fl i g h t t e a m
must have a ground team to back it up> the
need for trained men in the various ground
operations Is essential.




Next course of interest Is No. 108, Air
is, of course, apparent. It intends to qual
ify CAP members to pass the written exam
ination for the CAA "A and B" ratings.
One of the tests used in this course is "The

Aircraft Handbook" which is of particular
interest to any one flying or owning an air«
plane. Many CAP members have indicated
they wish to buy this. book whether the
course is studied or not.

Te x t s M o r e E x p e n s t Te
The subjets taught In this vital course
are Aircraft Construction, Power Plants, In


chutes. The books of this course cost a to
tal of $8.60 of which 95.00 is the codt af the

s u r v e y.

The North Platte squadron was assigned
the task of providing air transportation
for personnel of the Pish and Wildlife
Service of the Department of Interior In
making the survey.
Pay for the work will be made on th^
same scale as for the Courier service.
Of special interest to members of the
Civil Air Patrol who have been or will be

doing special active duty assignments for
the army was a recent order from natiomd
The order provides that members of the

civil air patrol who suffer personal Injury
or incur slcki^ss in line of duty while

ed up 160 cadets. The cadets were recruit

engaged on active duty assignment under

ed not only from Wayne but also from

the provisions of army air force regular

Winside, Carroll, Wakefield, LAurel and
other nearby towns.

tions may be admitted to army ho^itals.

The regulation does not> however, affect
the right of CAP members, who are injured
w h i l e e n g a g e d I n o f fi c i a l C A P d u t y, t o r e

craft Mechanic. The value of this course


braska CAP units to aid in a wild fowl

the newest such unit In the state, has sign

T h e Wa y n e s q u a d r o n , i n s p i t e o f b e i n g

The subjects in this course are Operation's,
We a t h e r I n s t r u m e n t s , P h o t o g r a p h y, C o m
munications, Panel Reading, Codes and Cy
phers and Morse Code. The books and manual? for this course cost |1.96. Course No.

Definite leader in the try for cadet ap
plications among Nebraska Squadrons is
t h e Wa y n e s q u a d r o n u n d e r S q u a d r o n C o m
mander J. A. Gilliam.

Field Service Begvlallons


tlonal CAP operations office to assign Ne


Pictured as the station was Installed, are, left to right, the following CAP personnel:
I j t s . L o u i s Z o u t t e y J a m e s R o t e M a a n d D o n H e n r y, S g r L B e t t y M a e K l o p p . C a p t . C a r l L a n s r
a n d C a p t . W i l l i a m A . F r a s e r, J r.

102 must be

Major Harry B. Sidles, Nebraska Win«r
Commander, was requested through the nar


All Stock in the CAP Hangar Corporation
has ibeen sold. The corporation—a new
name for W'hich is under discussion—is to
b e f o r m e d i m m e d i a t e l y.
The Nelson hangar at the Omaha alpport
was bought and paid for November 30, 1945.

ceive medical care ^ other benefits under

t h e Te m p o r a r y W a r C i v i l i a n S e c u r i t y p n ^
g r a m .

All CAP members holding the old type
identification cards must have a new

However, the Incorporation plans were held
up for some time to permit more CAP mem
bers to buy stock.

picture taken. This is necessary in or
der to be issued the new type identifi

The hangar U being used now as the base
for the Courier <Servlce operations, and the


CAP Courier Service will continue to rent

v i e w.

cation cards. The new cards have the





the new pictures taken 1^x1^^ full

the building as before.


Course No. 109 is Line Crew and Guard.
This course Includes such 8ubje<its a« In
t e r i o r G u a r d O u t y, F i r e a r m s , A t r - g r o u n d

Practice Missions, Crash Procedure, Airport
Parking Signarls etc.. Fire and Wind Pro
tection, Hangars, Fuelling Facilities, First
Aid, Physical Exercises and Self Defense.
The texts for these subjects will total tl.&O.

Plans are being , made now to build an
other .building adjoining the present hang
ar oh the north to be used as a repair shop.

It will be 32 feet wide, and the full length
o f t h e h a n g a r. I t w i l l b e l a r g e e n o u g h t o
permit taking planes into the shop for work

Te x a s W i n g r e c e n t l y g a v e a n a l l - d a y
exam to thousands of Its members with de

tailed questions on a broad variety oi CAP
subjects. Officers of this Wing are now
working out a similar set of questions to
be used in Nebraska Squadrons.


Page 4

Jan.-Feb. 1944

Here are four of the seven t^&ne« which the army h&a slemed to the Nebraska
wing for air cadet recruttJner- The picture waa taken in front of the Nebraska courier
base at the Omaha Municipal airport.

Lt Leonard Helnsen, operations officer

By Gwen Hess
N « w s t a ff o ff i c e r s r e c e n t l y a p p o i n t e d a r e
2Dd Lt. Betty Jayne Backland> adjutant, Lt
H e n r i e t t a W e r t b m a n , s u p p l y o f fi c e r,


announced that the new training plan pre

p a r e d b y W i n ^ C a p ta i n Vi e . S c b r o e d e r h a s
been put into full <H>eratlons and good re
sults are reported.


Squadron 2 training class Is taking up the



M a r v i n G r a n d y, a m e m b e r o f t h e B l a i r
Cadets, was sworn into the Army Air Corps
as an aviation cadet February Srd. Mar
vin, who will graduate from High school
I n M a y, I s t h e s o n o f S u p t C . W. G r a d y
of Blair City Schools.

T/Sgt. Henry Rentschler bas been pro

study of International Morse Code and the

moted to Warrant Officer and attached to

Water Safety course.

Cadet training.











SQuadron 2 to join the Air Wac's.

By Clair M. Wolfe
The following list of promotions


been announced.
1st Lt. M. J. Warren—Squadron Commander
to CsLptain,
2 Lt Roy U Hlghfield—Exec. Officer to 1st

Warrant Officer B. B. Carrl^an to 2nd Lieut.






J. C. Jackson—Sgt. to T/Sgt.
Carl Schneider—Pvt. to
N. Peterson—Corp. to Sgt.
W. Lyon—Corp to Sgt
D. Stocker—Corp. to Sgt,
Robert Behrens—^Pvt to S^t.
G. B. Berry—Pvt. to Corp.





B. J. Stavneak—Pvt. to Corp.
B. B, Moshier—Pvt. to Corp.
R. Cpker—Pvt to Pfc.



M. A. Chrlatgau—Pvt, to Pfc.
^0. Spargen—Pvt. to Pfc.
H . P. S p o o n e r — P v t . t o P f c .
H i P. J e s p e r s o n — P v t , t o P f c .






The following new members have joined
Squadron 1 during Februaiy.
Hovey, Carl Leon> Endeman, James Earl.
Andersen, Robert Hersley, Hilsabeck. Leon
W l l f o r d . S t e r n e r, P a u l A r n o l d , M c S h a n n o n .
Archie Amus, Sitzler* Robert Nicholas,
K a n e > H e r m a n H a r r y, K r e n z e r , J o h n K l ton, Stert2, Joswh George.

(By D. Cathers)
The Blair CAP Cadets were inspected

By Ruth M. Johnson
Crete Squadron continues drill In the win
te r mo n th s i n th e C re te H i g h Sch o cri . w i th
many cadets taking advanta«;e of the opp o r t u n l t y. L t C h a r l e s S a g e r, t a k e s o v e r t h e
r e c r u i t s , w i t h v a r i o u s s t a ff m e m b e r s g i v i n g
the orders to the older group.


by Lt. C. D. Howard, commander of the
Blair Squadron and Lt Bennard Reeb,
Courier Pilot, February Srd. Lee Guyer
was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and
L e o n K u h r, J o h n H a n s e n , a n d H o w a r d
Therkelsen were made corporals.



Harold H. Butler has received bis Private
Pilot's license.

The Wing has approved and made avail

able for distribution to all sQuadrons a
training plan for provisional members
which was prepared by Lt. Eugene Carrigan.


working with the group on the various
training directives.



A group of Blair cadets meet once a

week for an hour's instruction in Spanish.
Empbajsis is being placed on conversational
Spanish and aeronautical terms.

Besides the basic courses given each week

for Crete squadron and cadets, meteorology
is being taught under the direction of Scott

M i l l e r o f t h e B o a n e C o l l e g e f a c u l t y. M r .
Miller Is a pilot himself.

Pitkin Butler has ajinounced the pur<
chase of a Hearwin Sportster.


Fifteen Army Air Corps Aviation Cadets
have been processed through Crete Squad
ron. Many have taken the privilege of



D e c e m b e r s a w t h e s t a ff o f C r e t e s q u a d
ron meeting for study sessions for the of
ficers' exams. Grades varied, but all pass
ed. Captain Follmer and Captain Meyers
came to Crete to give the examinations.

This Issue of the




Six uniformed women members of Crete

Cornhusker News

CAP went to Falrbury in December to assist
with an Aviation dinner given at the Elk's

Made Possible By

Club under the auspices of the Elk's and
the Chamber of Commerce, by the Rallw.
A i r E x p r e s s C o m p a n y. A d i n n e r, a v i a t i o t t

Bozell and Jacobs


moving-pictures, speeches and song formed
the program which took place in rooms dec
orated to resemble a Pan>American Clipper


V O L U M E 2 , N O , 4 N E B R A S K A W I N G - C I V I L A I R PAT R O L J A N F E B 1 9 4 4


To i n s u r e A m e r i c a n s s u p r e m a c y i n t h e a i r f o r a l l t i m e , m i l i t a r y, c o m m e r c i a l
and civilian, the formation of a natiooal organization to be Imosm as the Civil
Air Patrol Leagvie, Inc., has been announced by Thomas H» Beck, president,
C r o w e l l - C o l l i e r P u b l i s h i n g C o m p a n y, a t a m e e t i n g o f t h e Av i a t i o n Wr i t e r s
A s s o c i a t i o n i n N e w Yo r k C i t y .

The priirary function of the League is to support and aid the mtionvd-de CAP
Cadet training program being taught to yoimg men and women rof pre-draft ags,and to secure civilian backing for aviation developmejat in every community.
Mr. Beck will head the board of the new orgpinization, and Prank A. Tichener,
publishei* of Aero Digest, has been named president.
General Hi H. 'Arnold in commending the League, -Hrote !&•. Beck as followst

"The development of aviation interest and knowlad^ift^n our youR^people is
essential to the ultirnate welfare of our country both now and during the post"war period. Therefore, the work of directing, guiding and assisting the Civil
Air Patrol in its education program is most important."
M r. B e o k d e c l a r e d t h a t i t i s h o p e d t h a t t h r o u g b i t s n a t i o n w i d e a c t i v i t i e s ,
the League will provide a great baoklog of trained aviation personnel; not only
to. provide an adequate reserve in this war but to serve America in the future --

in preventing -war and in creating work and prosperity.
The new CAP League will raise its funds through small membership fees.
Officers of the new League, except for the general manager, will serve vrithout
pay. It id a non-partisan and non-profit organization.


The Robbins Company of Attleboro, Ii&issaohusetts has announced a new line of

C. A. P. jewelry ... available only to recognized Civil Air Patrol members.

The Robbins Company has supplied regulation C. A. P* insignia to members of
the Civil Air Pitrol since its inception and will x^ndoubtedly have a nice line
of identification bracelets, pins and so forth. Complete information as to
i t e m s , p r i c e , e t c . , w i l l b e a n n o u n c e d l a t e r.


The CAP Courier Service, whiphlinked all air training bases operated by the

Second.Air Force, provided daily service with light planes, owned and flown by

members of the CAP, It -was discontinued last week because the Army now has men
and equipment with which to operate its own air schedule.

Since the inception of Courier Service in Nebraska in November 1942 approrJ-

nately forty Nebraska pilots have served on active duty; also six members have
served on ground personnel.

It is anticipated that Courier Service will be replaced by other activities

such as towing targets, tracking missions or search missiwis.

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The offlolal CAP Handbook is ready !

I f y o u a r e a l r e a d y a S o u t h e r n F l i g h t s u b s c r i b e r, j u « t s e n d i n y o u r t w o - y e a r

renevjal with ^3#00 check attached and they will send you your copy of the 1944
CAP Handbooks If you are not a subscriber, enter your subscription to Southern

Flight for two years ($3.00) and your Handbook will be sent immediately.
Attention Squadron Coninflnderss '
S p e c i a l d i s c o u n t s f o r G r o u p O r d e r s o f t e n o r m o r e s u b s c r i p t i o n s . Wr i t e
S o u t h e r n F l i g h t t o d a y.

Do you w&nt to win. $64.00????? Then sit down and write a letter of not more
than 640 words on the subject* HOW AND WY SHOULD THE CIVIL AIR PATROL BE MADE

The publishers of Southern Flight are sponsoring a contest for the best
letter written on the above subject. Letters do not have to be 640 words in
leng:bh, but they must not exceed that amount. A short letter has the same

opportunity to rrin the prize money as a long one.

The first contest closed February 15th and the winner will be announced in
the Bftirch issue of Southern Flight. The second contest closes liferch 15th and

the third and final contest closes April 15th.
At the close of each contest, ail letters received will be submitted to

National Civil Air Patrol Headquarters for their official recognition of ideas
gathered from all over the country. All letters submitted in this contest will
become the property of Southern Flight and none ?dll be returned.
Get busy and send along that lette'r. You will be performing a patriotic
service and you may be |64.00 richer for your effort. Send all letters to
Contest Editor, Southern Flight, P. 0. Box 760, Dallas, 1, Texas. Keep the
closing dates in mind and get your letters in the mail in ample time to be
received on or before B&rch I5th and April . 15th.

Plans are in the formative stage for establishing ^r Emergency Radio
Stations in Squadrons throughout the State. The Amy Air Forces have nade
available surplus and obsolete coromunicationg equipment to aid in constructing


In connection with this, Wing Headquarters is making a survey to determine
the number of licensed radio operators (either commercial or airateur) in the
Nebraslca Wing.

Anyone interested in this type of radio work, write Captain Ifeirry Burke,

Wing Communications Officer, at Wing Headquarters, giving the following inform,
mationt Name, address, type of license held and whether or not interested in
constructing and operating WERS radio stations.

Nebraska Wing Headquarters announces the addition of Lt. P. K. Patrick,

former Deputy Staff Officer in charge of Omaha Squadron #1 Cadets, to the Wing
Staff as Liaison Officer for the Civil Air ftitol Cadets of Nebraska. He has
been promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant.