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July-August, 1944

Nebraska CUP Ulitig llebilization






CfiP Ca4eti
CAPC will go G.I. and like it. For five
days the Cadets will have the time of their
lives. They will not play soldier, but will act


Program for Civil Air Patrol CADETS.
For All Civil Air Patrol Members.

ually be real soldiers for the encampment. Re
veille Mess-call and Retreat will have a new

Training Aids.
Teaching Methods.

meaning for them. They will enjoy making

Recreation and F\m,

mass kit9 will shine after being washed (we
hope) though at home they will run a mile

their b\inks to inspection standards, and their

E L I G I B L E T O AT T E N D :

All Civil Air Patrol and Civil Air Parol Cadet personnel, Wing, Group,
Squadron and Flight Officers. Includes all women.

Cotton shirt and ^ousers, Overseas cap, tan shoes and socks and ties
two or more of each. Provisional members may wear Khaki \miform
without insignia. Flight jackets or raincoats may be worn in case of

cold weather or rain. Officers may bring dress uniforms.

Army barracks, cot mattress and blankets furnished. Bring with you
sheets and pillows if desired.

Army Mess at a cost of $1.00 per day. Or, if by the meal as follows:
Supper 50c, Dinner 45c, Breakfast 35c. Bring your own plate, cup, knife, fork
and spoon or mess-kit.

at sight of a dish towel.

For the rookie there will be opportunity
to complete his indoctrination courses and be
come a full-fledged member. More advanced
cadets may hear lectures on interesting sub

jects under expert instructors who have flown
fo r m a n y y e a r s a n d k n o w th e i r s t u ff . S w i m

ming and sports will have a big place on the
program, and the cadets should show up the
short-winded, muscle bound senior members.
The CAPC have a fine reputation as smart
soldiers. From now imtil camp, special atten
tion must be given to driU, military courtesy
and interior g^rd, as there will be army

brass hats there to ^ve you the once over.
"nils is a spendid opportunity for you to
have a vacation you will never forget, so
make every effort to be there.
—1st Lt, P. K. Patrick,
Tr a i n i n g O f fi c e r, C A P C

At own expense, no funds available by CAP. Additional gasoline will
be granted by your local ration board for mobilization. Refer to GM 97
your file for authority.
E Q U I P M E N T:

Bring CAP and CAPC Manuals if you have them for classroom work
also pencils, toilet articles, towels and soap, two dish towels.
MAIL: Address your mail

Capt. Schroeder and Capt Reynolds flew


Te c u m s e h






Critchfield and his membership and we found

one of the most interesting set-ups in the
John Doe

Civil Air Patrol Mobilization

Ashland, Nebraska

Telephone, care of Ashland, Nebr. Exchange.

POST EXCHANGE: A Post Exchange on grounds selling candy, soft drinks,
socks, etc., including all CAP insignia and supplies will be provided.

REGISTRATION: All registrations must be in to Wing Headquarters, 502
South 19th Street, Omaha, Nebraska by August 12, sure. Accompany

state. Several members are taking flying, and
with the Airport operator giving 100% sup
port, by offering his time and instruction, we
see a bright future for this group.
Members from surrounding towns are

meeting with them Simday afternoon, when
most of their classes and drill will be held.

Capt. Reynolds says,^after drilling this group,

that for new memb^ they don't look like
rookies to him. We are looking forward to
seeing a lot of these folks at Ashland.

with check or M.O. for meals. Attendance may be for one or more days

Your City and Its Future

providing time is specified.

Any community without Civil Air Patrol

CAP and Aviation Training Aids
Those people who discredit the plans for
post-war aviation are the same people who
said the automobile would never replace the
horse and buggy. The CAP is the ground
floor in the building of an air-minded Amer

will find itself way in the rear when post
war aviation comes into full effect. CAP has

L a t e s t i n s t r u c t i o n f r o m N e w Yo r k s t a t e

kept flying alive in the States since the war

that Cadet Training Manuals will be shipped
to units about July 27th. Along with these,
thousands of sectional maps and 9000 flight
computers of the Army D-3 type are being
ica. Take advantage of the training it offers. distributed to the 48 wings. The AAF Guide
P r e p a r e n o w f o r a f u t u r e i n a v i a t i o n . T h e is also being shipped in the same quantities

started and it will be a nucleus for a tremend-

our advance in civil flying after the war. Any
city without adequate airport facilities and
a first class CAP unit will be trailing the
field and will have a hard time catching up.
We ask every Nebraska unit to impress this

eyes of America are on the skies. Prepare as manuals and charts. Paper bound copies of fact upon the people in surrounding towns
yourself by attending Nebraska's Mobiliza

this guide are now available on news stands and use your every effort to organize there

tion August 23-27.

for 25c paper bound.

in a CAP unit.






M u c h o f t h e s t a ff w o r k b o t h i n N a t i o n a l

Twenty-five more cadets have been added

Headquarters and in the field over the past

to our alottment for Nebraska boys to Sum
mer camps. Summer Camp will be held at

few months has been devoted to the CAP

Cadet program since this is the big job which
General Arnold has assigned to Civil Air

Patrol. But the planning stage is now be
hind us; the training aids are ready; and the
program is rolling.

Emphasis must now be placed on the de
velopment of the senior organization—on the
formation of new units and strengthening of
local activities to hold the interest of all
members. Work is nearing completion on new
training directives and activity outlines espe

cially as to flying activities and the develop
ment of flying fields and ground facilities.
In order words, "Stay in there and pitch"
the future of CAP is assured.





Ours has been a home front job, and it
will continue to be a home front job for years
to come. We at home have turned no beaches
red with blood in our activities and our sacri-

fice3 may not have been those of front line
record, but when you realize that it takes at

the Bruening Air Base, August 13-20. Over
night bivouac, flights in C-47, weather bureau
operation, machine guns, drill, films and fun
arc on the program. Training for these boys
will be divided one (1) hours of lectures, and
three (3) hours of actual field experience. The
Army v/iJl treat the boys as Aviation Cadets

and not as ofHcers or regular enlistees. It is
a trial period for the CAP and if the Civil Air
Patrol can go thru with a good record and is
successful in all probability the program can

be enlarged.

L a w r e n c e Yo u n g m a n

for all Nebraska boys was reported a wonder

his hands, his feet, his food, his strength or
his courage.
Now is the time to buckle down and give

his work.

ciency with which Lawrence always does

better equipped to do this job that any organ

ization we have today. Not competing with
the Operator on the airport, but assisting
him in the many ways of creating interest,

Capt. Cook in Missouri
Word comes to us that Captain Oscar Cook
has opened up a new business in Chilicothe,

the League. The principal change made is
that the Directors of the* League are selected

from the nine Sc.*vice Commands throughout
the nation on an equal basis which includes
one Wing Commander from each Service
Command. Col. Sidles stated that the objects

to work for and through Civil Air Patrol in
carrying out Civil Air Patrol's program in all
its phases. The 48 CAP Wing Commanders
feel that with these changes, CAP is assured
of proper" representation, and from a practical
standpoint wll largely control the Leagues
Activity. Commtaider Sidles said that al
though CAP members are not urged or re

quired to belong to the League, we should
however give it our fullest support.
The following statement, released by the
League to the press, gives a concise outline
"The primary function of the CAP League
is to support and aid the nationwide Civil Air
Patrol Cadet program, under which the fun
damentals of aviation are now being taught

to young men and women of pre^draft age,

but what is Nebraska's loss will be Missouri's

and to secure civilian backing for aviation

gain. We wish Oscar luck in hb new en

development in every community. The de
velopment of aviation interest and laiowledge in our young people is essential to the

d e a v o r.

of 2000 people or more in the state. We
should have a membership of 5000 active
members at least, in Nebraska. If every pre

sent Squadron Commander would give us
(the Wing Hdqtrs.) a contact in your neigh

equipment necessary to the new air age.
This is not fantastic thinking. With the

boring town, it would help to get another
squadron on our list. Why not do that before

organization we have in every state. Civil Air
Patrol can do much of the ground work for

our Mobilization? With the program which
we have outlined, these new members can

the realistic flying age to come.
We need an organization in every town

soon become full fledged CAP members and
save the local leadership much work.

Dku ^6iue »Spon6oreJ


flrmv and Hauy Officers Uniforms

By-Laws and in the organizational setup of

Missouri. CAP has lost one of its finest pilots,

giving ground training, providing airports and


mously approved. After a thorough discus
sion of the League, its purposes and organiza
tion, a considerable revision was made in the

of the program:

require a lot of training to carry on their

flying in small planes. Civil Air Patrol is

and 27th, new plans to develop the program
of the Civil Air Patrol League so as to be of
maximum assistance to the CAP were unani

and a definite statement that the League was

becatise we know the thoroughness and effi

arc yet to be trained in the rudiments of fly
ing. Thousands returning from service will

At a meeting of the 48 States Wing Com
m a n d e r s o f C A P i n N e w Yo r k o n J u n e 2 6 t h

Captain Lawrence Youngman, our Wing
Intelligence Officer, is surely doing a swell
job in writing up stories of Nebraslta and
Iowa boys in England and on the battle front.
Nearly every day, a interesting story of wme
Nebraska boy appears in tiie World-Herald
and many people remark what a swell job
Captain Youngman is doing. His recent party

that boy out there on the fighting front, you
can easily figure that each of you have been

of helping the Government, the State and
the home town. Thousands of our young men

Headquarters Conference
on Civil Air Patrol League,

and purposes of the League- were revised to
include specific mention of Civil Air Patrol

ful success and we know it must have been

that boy on the front, everything you have.
Every member of Civil Air Patrol has the big
gest job ahead cut out for him in the way

Col, Sidles Attends Nat^l

Reports on Home Folks

least five people on the home front to keep




July-August, 1944



u l t i m a t e w e l f a r e o f o u r c o u n t r y, b o t h n o w

and during the post-war period.
"It is expected that through its nation
wide activities, the' League will provide a
great back-log of trained aviation personnel,
not only to provide adequately a reserve in
this war, but also serve America in the future
... in preventing war and in creating work
a n d p r o s p e r i t y.
"Under the direction of the Civil Air Pa

trol, the educational program has already
proved of great value in preparing yoimg
men for military services. With this in inind,
one object of the League is to protect Amer
ica against future military aggression by
maintaining superiority of the air.

"In addition, the program has another
and primary function. It is hojjed that this
body of trained youngsters will become a
nucleous around which America will develop
and build civilian and commercial aviation


as the post-war service to our country and

to the growing aviation industry."




Tune Up for Ashland

the moon, the old songs of yesterday and the
new ones of today will be echoed harmonious

Governor as members of the Governor's staff,

ly across the Platte.

nor's staff, Civil Air Patrol shoiild be better
able to serve the state in many ways.

A new range finding Aerial Gunnery tar

get is on the way for CAP training. This
cabinet is about feet wide and 16 feet

New Booklets, Folders and Posters are

being sent to all CAP units for posting in
conspicuous places, and for circulation to
likely prospects. Upon receipt we urge each
unit to make use of tihis material e£Fort.

Familiarize yourself with this material so you
can answer questions and interview pros

long with plastic model airplane mounted on
pivoting post in front of a skyscape. Lighting
system and mirrors provide track and range.
Nine students at a time may take instruc
tion. Other models for single students are
also on the way. We hope to have one of
these training machines at the Mobilization
at Ashland.

Seen Taking Pilot Exams

One of the things stressed for our Mobili

zation is the review and inspection of our

Group Executive Officer Roy Highfield,
C a p ta i n s Bu rke a n d R e yn o l d s w e re se e n a -

mong several other Nebraska folks taking
their written examinations for Private Pilot

last Friday. In talking witli the Inspector, he
stated that 25% of those asking for examina

tions and flight checks today were young

C A P A i r c r a f t . We h o p e t h a t a s m a n y a s 5 0

women and girls. More pilots for our wo

planes can be flown to Ashland the week of

men's squadrons are in sight.

our encampment. A splendid Air Field is
being prepared for ships of all sizes and kinds.
Many high Air Force offidals have been in
vited and we hope to display a force as large
as had by any State MobilizaUon.
The Army is assisting in a good many

ways to make our stay at Ashland profitable
and convenient. A lot of time, money and
effort has been given to this year's mobiliza
tion to make it the best ever. One of the

necessary things to be done on the part of

the Squadrons and Flights, is to count noses

Omaha Squadron One
Builds New Class Rooms
On a viMt to the AIRPORT last week we

noted that Squadron One members have been
hard at work, building a new Photo room, a
new Mechanics Class room and a Radio room

in the buildings recently erected near the
Municipal Airport They plan on furnishing
a lounge for pilots rest room in one of their
buildings that will be up to the minute in
comfort and looks.

A recent trip to Lincoln provided material
in the way of engines, wing parts and small

expect to attend. Our preparations depend

mechanical parts for class work. All the

T h e A . W . V. S . h a v e a g r e e d t o f e e d o u r

group. The Army is furnishing the menu and
food at very reasonable cost. The America
Women's Volunteer Society has always done
a swell job in any disaster or emergen'^y and
we know they will do a good job of preparing
and serving our food.
We are advised by the State Office that

your Local Board will furnish you the extra
gasoline necessary to attend the mobiliza
tion, We ask those coming by automobile to

fill the seats to capacity, cutting your trans
portation costs and saving gasoline.

In order to provide the type of programs
we have planned for a mobilization this year,
we must have a large pre-registration. We
urge all Commanders and Adjutants to can
vass their Squadrons and Flights at once and
report as many as possible. Then from time
to time, send in any additional ones that find
they can attend.
With all the new Flights and Squadrons

and an increased membership this year, our
Mobilization should mean the most outstand

i n g e v e n t i n t h e h i s t o r y o f N e b r a s k a C A P.
The program will be the best ever. SEND IN

At the Wing Commander's Conference on
April 27 in New York City, Gen. H. H. Arnold.
Commanding General of the Army Air Forces,

stressed in his message the importance of the
CSvil Air Patrol Cadet Program. Here is how
he set forth the vital reasons for such a
"We have built an Air Force of which the

American people may and should be proud.
B u t t h i s A i r F o r c e w a s b u i l t t h e h a r d w a y,

the hardest way conceivable. ... It is my

puri)ose, my ambition, to see to it that Ais

at once and send in the number of those will

almost entirely on the number in attendance.


Community singing will be one feature of.

the Mobilization that I know every member
is going to enjoy. Whether inside or under

Lt. Col. Harry B. Sidles and Major M. M.
Meyers have been recently appointed by the
with appointments in the National Guard
Air Corps.
With this representation on the Gover

July-August, 1944

country shsill never again have to build its
A i r F o r c e t h e h a r d w a y.
"The most important single factor in our

ability to maintain preeminence in the air is
the assurance that the coming generation be
enthusiastic about and thoroughly grounded
in aviation and its related subjects. ... I
have a particular interest in your Cadet pro
gram. You have embarked on this program
as a war time need. Through your program,
thousands of boys have passed into the ranks
of the Army Air Forces. Many more will
follow in th^r footsteps before the war is
o v e r .

"But I see this program as a great deal

more than a makeshift. I see it as a long
s q u a d r o n s i n t h e s t a t e a r e u r g e d t o o b t a ! » term necessity ... In our country the educa
f o r t h e m s e l v e s a s m u c h o f t h i s m a t e r i a l a s tion of young people is not an Army function.
they need. It is located at the Arrow Airport Up to the moment of a boy's induction into
at Lincoln and can be had the "the going
after it."

the Army Air Forces, his education is con
ceived and should be directed and carried out

by civilians . . . Besides having chalk on their
coats, the kids who will fly tomorrow's planes
need the chance to get some grease on their


AUG. 20-27


"Your program, created by your own initia
tive, is such a program . . . The Army Air
Forces stand ready to provide all proper as
sistance ... I can think of no more attrac

tive or rewarding mission or one more worthy
of your talents . . . It. is a responsibility an^
a challenge."


July-August, 1944






M A J . G E N . R O B E RT W. H A R P E R


After two years of War—during which we have built the mightiest fighting force on
the face of the earth—we at home should gird ourselves for the final great effort to win
this war. Thousands and hundreds of thousands are the boys at the front that Civil Air
Patrol has recruited and partially trained for our great Army Air Forces.
Many more are the beaches whose sands may turn red with blood, before we can say
our job is completed. This is no time for complacency or rest. There are no breathing spells
on the Anzio beachhead; no time out in the Pacifiic; no rest periods in the far East. It's an

all out struggle to the finish with no time out for second wind.
Let us not forget our obligations to
their war than yours or mine. He has no,
her heritage than you or I. As a member
cate our time and energy and thought to

those boys on the battle fields. It is no more
more responsibility for the future of America and
of Civil Air Patrol, let us not relax, but redcdithe further training of those whom our fighting

forces need.


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July-August, 1944


T e fln H F r e
h r i i oc
y r

Published each moath by the Nebraska Wing
Headquarters of the Civil Air Patrol, Offices
at 502 South Ninsteenth Street, Omaha, Neb.

Wing StEiff
Command.'ns Officer. .Lt. Col. Harry B. Gidles
E::ecutive Officer Major M. M. Meyers

To young men of 17 years of age, the

Adjutant Capt. Barle C, P^eynolds
Personnel Officer Capt. Gould Diets

Army at present has three principal pro





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Operations Officer... ,Capt, Vic M. Ochroeder
Asst. Operation J Officer. .1st Lt. Stover Deats

Capt. M. M. Meyers promoted to Major.

Tr a i n i n g O ' d c o r. . . C a p t . 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 C a p t , L a w r e n c e Yo u n g m & n

Wing headquarters has just received word
that Captain M. M. Meyers, Wing Executive
Officer has been promoted to the rank of

Supply Officer Capt. Rudy L^ueller
Transportation Officer. .Capt. Oscar 0. Cooke
C o m m u n i c a t i o n s O f fi c e r. , . C a p t . H a r r y E u r h e
Engineering Officer. .Capt. Wm, A. Eraser, jr.
C a d e t T r a i n i n g O f fi c e r L t . P. K , P a t r i c k
Cadet Recruiting Officer. . .Lt. Stanley Marsh
Yo u n g m a n
Assistant Editor Earle C. Reynolds
Business Manager
The CAP NEWS is printed by the Gate City
Printing Co., 2521 North 24th Street, Omaha
1 0 , N e b r. , P h o n e We . 1 6 9 7 .



The state mobilization of the Nebraska

V/ing of the Civil Air Patrol will be the scene
of intensive train'ng programs. The mobiliza
tion will be held at the Nebraska National

Guard camp at Ashland.
The training schedule is being planned so
that provisional members will be able to
complete their provisional courses and leave
the car.7p as full-fledged members. It will be
so set up in fact, that even a new member
—v/lthout any previous CAP courses—can
complete his provisional work.
Also, it w!ll give older CAP members a
chance to clear up various indoctrination
courses in which they may be behind. Those
indoctrination cources are required of all CAP
members but many men have bean unable
to wirk some of the classes in witli their

other CAP training.

Special training instruments are already
available for use at the camp. These include
a five foot computer for use in instruction

and many largo silouette models for aircraft
identiusation classes.

Equipment will cbo be available for radio
and photo traialnj and insiruction,
Pli2l:t n^issicns and various observation

flights are also being planned by the state
v/:ng stall. CAP members interested in the


1. The Army Air Forces Enlisted Reserve

M a j o r.
Major Meyers has been a member of CAP
since its inception and has been one of Neb
raska's active promoters for Civil Air Patrol.

Corps, known as the air combat crew train
ing program, for youths dreaming about fly
ing, as pilots, bombardiers, navigators or

2. The Army Specialized Training Re
serve Program. Better known as ASTRP or

formerly A-12, designed for youths who would

"Mike is a veteran of the last war and also

like to go to college at government expense,
studying history, mathematics, English, geo

holds a Major's Commission in the Nebra

graphy, Chemistry, physics, etc. You must be

ska National Guard Air Corps. Congratulation

a high school graduate or will graduate be

Major, your promotion is well earned.

fore 17 years and months. Government pays
train fare, tuition, textbooks and gives me
dical care, clothing, board and lodging.

first call at 6;00 a.m., reveille at 6;15 and
breakfast at 6:45. There will be classes dur

ing thjB morning, dinner at 12:00 and classes,
demonstrations and flying missions in the
afternoon. Military retreat will be held at
5:00 and supper at 6:00, There will be movies
and special entertainment in the evening.
Registration of over 400 Nebraska CAP
members is expected. Pilots from every squad
ron and detached flight in the state are ex
pected to fiy in. CAP and military planes
will use the 2400 foot flight strip put in by

the army air forces when the camp was used
recently by the units stationed at the Lin
coln Air Base.
Women members of the CAP will also at

tend and it is expected that a number of
Army WACS will be there to work with wo
men CAP members in special training pro

NAT'L. HQ. GM-129
1. All





3. Army Air Force Reserve Corps com
bined with Army Specialized Training Re
serve Program. This is a combined course for

youth who want to fly and believe additional
school work will help.
Application forms may be secured from
Hdqtrs. Nebr, Recruiting District, 224 Post
Office Bldg., Omaha, Nebr.

CAP Asks for Field

Lieut. Matt Brennan, Charles Downey and

Dr. A. L. Cooper of the Civil Air Patrol ap
peared before the council to ask city support

in efforts to establish and maintain an air
field for private flying and civilian pilot train
ing, west of the city near the Riverside club.
Brennan pointed out that the city needs
an air field of this type, "probably more than
ever," and suggested that it could be main
tained at little expense once it had been

leveled and prepared for use. He said that the

land could be leased for about $300 a year,
and that leveling expense would amount to
about $1,000.

warrant officers are hereby authorized to

Dr. Cooper pointed out that the CPT train-

wear rank insignia on the right side of the
shirt collar and the silver CAP wings-and-

ing program has been extended by congress

propeller insignia on the left side of the
shirt collar whenever the shirt is worn as

the outer garment of the CAP uniform,
. 2, The CAP plain disk cap insignia is re

for two years—probably not so much as a

means of supplying pilots to the armed forces,
but in preparation for the expansion of pri

vate flying after the war, he said. Cities and
towns are being urged by aviation groups to
prepare for a great increase in private fly-

landing strip available for uue of CAP pilots.

quired to be worn on the garrison (overseas)
cap by all personnel and on the service cap
by all enlisted personnel. The CAP wreathed
disk cap insignia is required to be worn on
the service cap by all warrant and flight offi

CAP members attending the camp will live

cers. The CAP winged cap insignia is required

evening, included a $1,000 appropriation in

in army barracks under regular army rules

to be worn on the service cap by all com

the budget for expense in connection with

and schedule. The schedule will start with

missioned officers.

the establishing of such a field.

observer course will be able to finish enough
work to get their observer's wings by the
time they leave camp. There is a 2400 foot

ing, he asserted.

In response to the CAP plea, the council,

by informal vote, unanimously agreed to sup
port the air field program and. later in the