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O F F I C I A L

P U B L I C A T I O N

PUBLISHED

GROUP 2 HOLDS SUCCESSFUL
MOBILIZATION AT RACINE
.... "Zooming out of the misty rain soaked clouds
which hung over the Horlick-Racine Airport
early on Sunday morning, Sept. 17, came a
flight of twenty planes from Janesville, Racine and Kenosha to start a day of contests
in the air and on the ground. Arriving as
per estimate at precisely three minutes after
nine, the Janesville Squadron with Lt. J.
Arthur Moran in the lead, closely followed
by six other planes from the Janesville unit,
were the first of the groups to arrive. Shortly
after the Kenosha Squadron arrived and the
activities for the day began. The first event
scheduled was the bomb dropping contest.
A Janesville ship flown by Nell Polan as
pilot and Willard Woodman as bombadier
really "shattered" the target with the small
bags of flour dropped within six and eight
feet of the target. None of the other bombadiers were able to better that mark and
Janesville was chalked up with the first of
t h e i r f o u r w i n s f o r t h e d a y.
Three ships from the Kenosha and Racine
squadrons and the Janesville ships and pilots
with the Beloit Bombadiers were also in the
contest.
The next event went to Kenosha when Lt. Russell with two observers streaked through the
panel reading contest. The course was over a
triangular it)cation and some of the pilots
found it a bit difficult to pick up the outlying
p a n e l g r o u p s . H o w e v e r, L t . R u s s e l l o b e y e d
all orders given and was declared the winner.
Janesville and Beloit members were on the
ground crew for laying the panels. The next
event under Sgt. Ben Wormey was easily
taken by a group of five expert code students
f r o m t h e J a n e s v i l l e s q u a d r o n . Av e r a g i n g t e n
words per minute for ten minutes, this class
averaged an accuracy of 97 per cent. Members in this event were Floyd Christensen,
Wa l w o r t h , W i l l a r d Wo o d m a n , E v e l y n F o x ,
W i l l i a m S c h l i n k a n d E l i z a b e t h F a r r a r.
Others taking part were S/Sgt. Charles
Cahil, Cpl. B. Brost and Cpl. Annabelle Scott
from Beloit. Some very fine exhibitions in
military drill were put on by all the Squad-

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rons. Fast and intricate movements were perand a caravan of a dozen cars brought along
f o r m e d b y e a c h s q u a d r o n u n d e r t h e i r o w n about fifty members. Racine had about twenleaders and several of the ranking army ofty and Kenosha squadron about the same.
ricers were high in their praise for the talent
All officers and personnel were well pleased
exhibited. Janesville showed a bit more class
with the manner in which the program was
than the rest and was proclaimed the wincarried out. Racine was a most gracious host
n e r. L t . M o r a n , S q u a d r o n C o m m a n d e r, w a s
and the accommodations on the field were
in charge and had chosen a picked group out
v e r y s a t i s f a c t o r y. C a p t . B a t t e n a n d h i s s t a ff
of the fifty members from his squadron to
should feel complimented to have such a
w a l k o ff w i t h t h e h o n o r s .
large gathering in the first group maneuver
A high wind washed out several of the pilots held. The contests showed that most of the
who were entered in the spot landing contest
groups have done some real hard work durbut ships from Kenosha, Racine and Janes- ing the year and the remarks by Lt. Col.
ville participated. Racine Squadron hit them Eek plainly reveals that the Army is looking
d e a d a n d w a s d e c l a r e d t h e w i n n e r. I n t h e t o t h e C A P f o r m o r e w o r t h - w h i l e t h i n g s .
aircraft identification contest among the
cadets, Racine also won.
CAP CADETS ENTITLED TO
During the noon hour a delicious repast was
WEAR SERVICE RIBBONS
served to the group by a group from Racine.
Owners of the Horlick-Racine airport were
Wing Headquarters has been asked on sevhosts to the members and a vote of thanks
eral occasions if CAPC members are enis hereby given to the gentlemen. Carlyle titled to wear the CAP Service Ribbons.
Godske, President of the Racine Flying ServNational Headquarters authorizes cadets to
ice, was most kind in his many courtesies
wear the appropriate service ribbons if they
and helped in a great manner to make the
meet the requirements mentioned in CAP
day pleasant. In a most impressive ceremony,
Rules, Part 62-10 (Supply). No doubt there
all squadrons passed in review before several
are many cadets throughout the state entitled
ranking officers, among them being Lt. Col.
to service ribbons who will be happy to
Lauris Eek of the Sixth Service Command,
learn about this ruling.
Chicago, who thrilled the gathering when he
b l e w i n f r o m t h e w i n d y c i t y i n a h u g e d i v e MILWAUKEE SQUADRON
bomber to witness the review and to be one
NO, 2 GETS SPONSOR
of the speakers. Others in the reviewing
party were Lt. Col. John Stratton, MilwauFOR THIS ISSUE
k e e , W i n g C o m m a n d e r, M a j . A r t h u r A n d e r The idea of individual squadrons getting a
son, head of the AAF Examining Board for
sponsor for one issue of the Wing Bulletin
Wisconsin, Capt. Charles LaForce, Wing
is not bad for more than one reason. First,
Executive officer; Capt. Paul Koch, Wing
the Bulletin must have a sponsor in order to
Operations Officer and First Lt. Link
be published; second, material for the BulT h o m a s , G r o u p 1 E n g i n e e r i n g O f fi c e r, a l l o f
letin must be available. What usually hapMilwaukee and Group 622 Commander John
pens is the squadron digging up the sponsor
H. Batten, Racine.
gets busy to line up a lot of photos and
Immediately after the review which was unother material for the issue, feeling it is ender the command of Lt. J. Arthur Moran,
titled to a "break" in space. While your ediG r o u p E x e c u t i v e O f fi c e r, s h o r t t a l k s w e r e
tors have starved for usable material from
m a d e b y C o l . E e k , L t . C o l . J o h n S t r a t t o n , all over the state, it nevertheless has not been
Maj. Anderson and Capt. Batten.
f o r t h c o m i n g . C o n s e q u e n t l y, i s s u e s o f t h e
B e l o i t s q u a d r o n a r r i v e d b y t w o h u g e b u s s e s p u b l i c a t i o n h a v e n o t b e e n r e g u l a r. I f w e c a n
with about 35 members. Janesville flew in get material when a squadron finds its own
seven ships each with a pilot and an observer
sponsor . . . we certainly are for it.

Alilwaukee Squadron No. 2 Assembled at the Police Gym, Sa]ety Building, It;/here They llold Meetings Every Friday Night.

CIVIL AIR PATROL BULLETIN
Official Publication
WISCONSIN WING 62
Published Periodically
110 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis,
~Major Guy J. Koch
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Associate Editors ................ All CAP Members

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" , , . AND SIX MONTHS
THEREAFTER"
Humans are impatient creatures; constantly they seek variety--a change of
activities. It is not surprising, therefore, that when their prime current
activity may be the unpleasant business
o f w a r, t h e y a r e m o s t e a g e r t o g e t t h e
job done and turn to peaceful pursu!ts.
That is why so many persons are reclined to accept rumors of an early end
to hostilities. It is what they want to
h e a r, s o t h e y w e l c o m e a n y s u c h r e p o r t ,
however vague and unsound it may be.
They begin to turn away from their
stern, necessary war effort before there
is any definite knowledge as to when
it may be completed.
CAP members are quite human and
some are moved by these same human
inclinations. "War's about over"--so
they begin to lose interest in their
branch of the service. They neglect
CAP functions. They feel that they
have done their bit and it is time to
turn attention and activity elsewhere.
This must not be. Nobody knows when
the war will end.
And our job will not be completed
e v e n w h e n " V- D a y " a r r i v e s . B e a r i n
mind that you are enlisted for service
until that day " . . . and six months
thereafter."
Our full cooperation still is needed.
It may be true that we are not as important as combat or transport fliers up
at the front; but remember that some
insignificant and unseen part of your
plane may be as necessary to the continued operation of the whole mechanism as is the busy motor or the whirli n g p r o p e l l o r.
So--don't let down. Carry on! "Keep
'em flying!"

...Our Thanks to
METAL PRODUCTS CORP.
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

DONORS OF THIS ISSUE

DO YOU DO "'ROUND AND
BUMPS?"
A British Spitfire fighter pilot and instructor
recently visited Lt. Col. Stratton. During his
stay in Milwaukee he went out to the airport
on several occasions. While there he got the
urge to ride in one of our little ships Capt.
Koch took him up. After they had been in
the air for a while, the British pilot turned
to the Captain and said: "Can we do some
'rounds and bumps?" Capt. Koch searched
his aviation vocabulary for the possible
meaning of "rounds and bumps" but without
avail. He hoped that silence would avoid
embarrassment but it wasn't long before the
English pilot again said: "I say, old chap,
can we do some rounds and bumps now?"
Right then and there he had the captain
stumped -- no longer was it possible to avoid
the issue. Rather sheepishly, Capt. Koch retorted that he couldn't make "rounds and
bumps" because he wasn't familiar with that
type of fighter maneuver The Britisher very
apologetically replied that "rounds and
bumps" wasn't a fighter pilot's maneuverit was merely taking off the runway--going
around coming down again. "Oh," said the
Captain, "you mean take-offs and landings."
"Yes, yes," replied the Englishman, "just
plain 'rounds and bumps.' " Rather descriptive, isn't it? So from now on you CAP
pilots practising take-ofs and landing are doing "rounds and bumps"

NEW AO SQUADRON SHOWING FINE PROGRESS
Allis-Chalmers, Milwaukee Squadron 5, is
showing marked progress in organization
Started only a few short months ago, the new
unit boasts some 70 members, of which 50
have already completed the 25 provisional
membership hours. Officer O. R. Briscoe,
Unit Commander, has made staf appointments as follows:
Roger Hubbell, Executive Officer.
Ruth Berkholtz, Adjutant
Alvin Richter, Operations Officer.
Marjorie Dachenback, Training Officer.
Carl A. Schmidt, Supply Officer.
The squadron has been meeting at the AllisChalmers Club House but a new headquarters has just been established at the State
Fair Park first aid building It's an ideal location The building has three large rooms
for classes. The roomy vacant streets made
an ideal drill field. Later when the snow
falls, drill will be conducted in one of the
larger buildings on the Fair Grounds.

CROUP 3 CALLS MEETING
OF ALL STAFF OFFICERS
Capt. Harry Schoblaska, Commanding
Group 3, called a meeting of commanders
and staff officers of all units at Manitowoc
recently Those represented were Two Rivers,
Sturgeon Bay, Sheboygan, Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh and Manitowoc. The Wing
Staff likewise attended The purpose of the
meeting was to bring together all officers
in the Group to swap ideas, plans, programs and problems. After a general open i_
meeting, all officers holding the same sta/
positions met separately with correspondingx
Wing Officers in order to discuss the duties
and problems relating to their own office.
Many good ideas were exchanged--problems of one squadron were solved by the experience in another unit--programs were
planned for unified action. All-in-all it was
a day well spent according to reports coming to Capt. Schoblaska.

LT, ROWLAND HEARS FROM
FORMER CAP MEMBER
Edward Hegeman, a member of the Racine
unit until he left for active duty, took time
off to write Lt. Rowland about CAP training. Here's what Hegeman has to say:
Dear Lt. Rowland:
My good wishes are always with your swell
CAP unit. I sure miss all the fun and wonderful instruction. Everything I've learned
in CAP I've sure made use of. Thanks
much for the fine leadership and supervision of the Racine Squadron.
Much has happened since my last letter to
you. I'll try to hit the high spots.
I finshed Basic Training at Jefferson Barracks
and transferred to Sidalia, Mo., Air Base
with a 14-day delay enroute. I was reclassified from Mechanic Gunner to Administration Clerk and March 2nd shipped to AIliana, Nebraska, and assigned to 349th Group
Headquarters, Intelligence Department. I
was transferred to Pope Field, Fort Bragg,
N o r t h C a r o l i n a , o n M a r c h 11 a n d h e r e I
am. I live in Fayetteville (about 12 miles
from the post) and have a lovely home and
my wife is with me.
Hello to all you CAP members, and again
my sincere wishes for your continued success.
Yours very truly,
EDWARD HEGEMAN.

CAP FLYS ARMY TO PHOTOGRAPH STATE PRISONER
OF WAR CAMPS
There was an urgent need recently for
aerial photos of the War Prisoner camps in
Wisconsin for the War Department. With
Billy Mitchell Field inactive, Major L. N.
Fairbanks, Army Public Relations Officer,
was up against it to get an Army ship and
pilot for the mission. As Major Fairbanks
has often done, he called Lt. Col. Stratton,
who undertook the mission. Capt. Guy Koch
flew the Army photographer, Sgt. Brown,
who got "shots" of all the PW camps in
the state.

New cadets o/ Milwau/eee Squadron No. 2
get fina/ ins/ructlon in first aid [rocu DI;
Gr~enya. All passed.

planes from 1700 to 0500. The Navy Department says you did a fine job, boys, and
wishes to thank you for )'our cooperation.
Lt. Jesse Pitts of the local Army Air Corps
Recruiting office was a guest speaker at one
of our Friday meetings. Lt. Pitts was pilot
o f t h e " P e n n y A n t e " B - 1 7 b o m b e r. H e h a s
had 25 missions under his belt, wears the
DFC and the Air Medal with three oak leaf
clusters. His talk was very interesting and
especially to the cadets when he told about
how a crew reacts after one of these missions.
We also had the pleasure of hearing Lt.
Edward Hertel, who had just returned to the
States after fifty missions in the South Pacific
area. Lt. Hertel is also with the local Army
Air Corps Recruiting office. He was recently
awarded the sixth oak leaf cluster for gallantry in action. He and his crew are credited with sinking a Japanese submarine and
cargo ship. He was also practically
"bombed" out with the many questions the
cadets fired at him.
At Milwaukee Squadron No. 2 Mobilization Held at Curtiss 1Uright Field, Cadets Get
Practical Course in Line Inspection.

NEWS ITEMS FROM
MILWAUKEE SQUADRON 2
This is what some of the girls from Headquarters Section, Milwaukee Squadron 2 ar~
doing in service:
Former CAP Sgt. Margaret Bruns is now
with the WASPS at Camp Stewart, Ga.,
towing targets, etc.
J o s e p h i n e P i t z w i t h t h e WA S P S i s f e r r y i n g
ships out of New Castle, Arm)' Air Base
Wilmington, Del.
W i l l e t t e H a r k i n s h a s j o i n e d t h e WAV E S a s
an Ensign and is now in training at Smi:h
College.
Former T/Sgt. Jean Reimer with the
WA S P S a t S w e e t w a t e r w r i t e s t h a t s h e h a s
c o m p l e t e d A F - 6 Tr a n s i t i o n a n d i s n o w i n
i n s t r u m e n t fl y i n g i n t h e B T. D o r o t h y D r o b i c
i s a l s o a t S w e e t w a t e r w i t h t h e WA S P S .
Lille Pfeuti joined the Air WACS and is
now a Link trainer instructor at Romulus
Army Air Field, Romulus, Mich.
The Squadron has received many interesting
letters from former CAP cadets who are now
in the Armed Forces. Every one of these
letters commends CAP for the training
they received, which has been a boon to
them in their training at camp.
Cadets last heard from:
R o m a n Wa y e r s k i , H o u g h t o n , M i c h .
Robert Heppert, Foster Field, Victoria,
Texas.
Albert Ohm, Greenwood, Miss.
We n c e l B o h r, S c o t t F i e l d , I l l .
To m B a c h e r, S a n M a r c o s , Te x a s .
James Reiman, Miami Beach, Fla.
J e r r y Wa i t e r s , B u t l e r U n i v e r s i t y, I n d i a n apolis, Ind.
Dick Zachariasen, Sheppard Field, Texas.
B i l l D e ff n e r, S h e p p a r d F i e l d , Te x a s .
We also hear quite often from former Lt.
A 1 H u g h e s , w h o i s i n t h e N a v y, S a n F r a n c i s c o ; B i l l H u e b n e r, S a n t a A n a , C a l . ; G . W.
L a P r e l l , Ta m p a , F l a . ; F r e d M u e l l e r, S h r e v e port, La.; Joe Pohorsky with the Navy at
San Francisco; Eugene ~alish at Norman,
Oklahoma ; Harold Stocckman, Kellogg

F i e l d : A r t h u r K u e t h e r, M a r i n e s , S a n F r a n c i s c o ; R a l p h G o e k e , w i t h t h e N a v y, G r e a t
Lakes, Ill.
C a p t . D o n W e l l e r, f o r m e r l y E x e c u t i v e O f ricer of Milwaukee Squadron 2, is in the 5th
S i g n a l U n i t S u r v e y G r o u p a t C a m p K o h l e r,
C a l . , w h e r e h e i s a n i n s t r u c t o r. C a p t . D o n
a n d M r s . We l l e r r e c e n t l y s p e n t a f e w d a y s
in Milwaukee, and have asked Commander
Kern to say a big hello to all their friends.
Milwaukee Squadron 2 deeply regrets the
t r a n s f e r o f o u r p r e s e n t E x e c u t i v e O f fi c e r, L t .
William Calhoun, and T/Sgt. Mary Calhoun
t o D a l l a s , Te x a s , w h e r e B i l l i s c o n n e c t e d
w i t h t h e P i t t s b u r g P a i n t C o . We h o p e b o t h
o f y o u w i l l s o o n t i r e o f Te x a s a n d b e b a c k
with the Squadron. Before leaving Bill and
Mary extended a general invitation to anyone
who would be in or near Dallas to stop and
look them up. (Any of you cadets around
Te x a s t a k e t h e m u p o n i t . )
Milwaukee Squadron 2 also regrets the resignation of T/Sgt. Ruth Craine and T/Sgt.
Ruth Yeko Sass. Both girls are busy in other
activities and find it impossible to carry on
with CAP work. Their ever-ready willingness to be of assistance in any undertaking
will be missed.

On August 20th Doctor's Park was the scene
o f a g o o d o l d f a s c b i o n e d b a s k e t p i c n i c . We
are all anxiously awaiting the reports from
our photographers who seemed to be getting
some excellent candid camera shots. The
highlight of the picnic was the tug-o-war
which proved to be quite a scramble. The
only person on his feet was Capt. LaForce,
which no doubt was due to the fact that he
was "in" on the rope trick. Don't forget
to bring around the pictures you snapped of
this feature, Capt. Plankinton.

WAR PRODUGTION SHOW
GUARDED BY GAP
During the recent State Fair at Milwaukee,
t h e Wa r P r o d u c t i o n E x h i b i t w a s g u a r d e d
entirely by Civil Air Patrol members drawn
from Milwaukee Squadrons 1, 2, 3, the Wing
Security Squadron and the Waukesha Squadron. The Army was unable to take over
and CAP was called upon to assume complete charge of guarding the exhibit.
Sgt. Cecil Mason of the Wing Security
Squadron was in charge. The number of
guards reporting each day varied from 20 to
44. There was a total of 225 watches, of
which CAP and CAPC members of Squadron
1 walked 137 posts--the Wing Security
Squadron 23- Squadron 2, 18 and Squadron
3-17.

Milwaukee squadron 2 is very happy to announce the appointment of Edgar End as its
M e d i c a l O f fi c e r. M o s t o f u s k n o w D r. E n d
and have heard him give several of his very
fine and interesting lectures. Welcome to
C A P, D o c .
During the recent Navy Show at the lake
front, the Navy found it necessary to bring
t h e i r l a r g e b o m b e r p l a n e s t o C u r t i s s Wr i g h t
F i e l d f u r l a n d i n g s a n d t a k e u ff s . D u r i n g t h e
time these planes were at the airport, it was
necessary to place a guard on a 24 hour
basis guarding these planes. The Navy Dept.
contacted Wing Headquarters; Lt. Col. Stratton called Commander Kern for guards.
Sgt. Herman Haese of the Cadet Section immediately took charge of this unusual assigmnem am] ordered his cadet section to
report at two hour intervals to guard these

A Few o/ the Guards on Duty During
State Fair.
Capt. Bert Bates of the Army Air Force comm a n d i n c h a r g e o f s o m e o f t h e Wa r E x h i b i t
praised CAP not only for the way it handled
g u a r d d u t y, b u t a l s o f o r a p p e a r a n c e , d i s c i pline and courtesy.

CAP CADETS GET
WORKOUT AT TRUAX
Silver wings flashed in the sky as the army
pilot flipped the plane into a tight loop and
then slammed it down into a screaming dive.
On the ramp at Truax field, 76 civil air
patrol cadets, sitting shoulder to shoulder in
their green GI fatigue uniforms, watched the
test flight with envious eyes.
They were Wisconsin boys, between 16 and
18, who had been civil air patrol cadets for
more than six months and had been chosen
on the merit basis to get an inside view of
the army air corps through a week's training
at the field. They were watching the test
flight of one of the planes which had been
repaired at the field and were being instructed on one of the last phases of aircraft
maintenance.
I t h a d s t a r t e d e a s i l y. T h e b o y s , 2 9 f r o m
either tee Mitchell field, Curtiss-Wright or
Brown Deer squadrons of Milwaukee, and
the remainder from the CAPC squadrons in
R a c i n e , Wa u k e s h a , M a d i s o n , M a n i t o w o c ,
Tw o R i v e r s , L a C r o s s e , Wa u s a u a n d C h i p pewa Falls, had arrived by plane, train or
bus at Madison, August 27, toured the post,
had gone swimming and boating, and had
then marched in for supper.

CAPC Take the Obstacle Course.

Cadets Learn About Blind Flying.

T h e E a t s We r e G o o d
Here they made a hit with the cooks by
coming back for the customary second and
third helpings of army chow, then requesting
permission for the fourth and fifth. Army
regulations did not state definitely that they
were to be provided with that much food,
but Capt. Willard D. Marshall, assistant director in charge of military training, paved
the way into the kitchen.
At 5:30 a. m. Monday things got tough.
The boys were subject to military regulations, were not permitted to leave the post,
were under military rules of courtesy and
conduct--in fact, were in the arm)' air
corps.

fun."

Plenty of Experience
That is the way it went--seven days of it.
Getting their hands imo the grease and oil of
motors which bad carried fighters against the
Japs, studying the radios which played a
major role in knocking off Messerschmitts
and Junkers, learning about camouflage and
bivouacs, going over the obstacle course, doing everything they will do when they get
in the air corps.

Capt. Marshall and their CAP commanding
o f fi c e r, C a p t . H a r r y W. S c h a e f e r, w h o i s
squadron commander of the Waukesha
squadron, shepherded them through what
one of the boys called "the toughest chunk
of interesting training" in the world.
It included such things as close order drill,
instruction in aircraft maintenance, from radio electronics to propellers and production,
p o l i c e a n d l a t r i n e d u t y, c h e m i c a l w a r f a r e
demonstrations, rigid physical training and
instruction and drill which a regulation army
man get at this field.
T h e C u r e Wa s Q u i c k
Tw o o f t h e b o y s , e n j o y i n g t h e l e c t u r e s , t h e
d e m o n s t r a t i o n s a n d t h e a r m y c h o w, d e c i d e d
they were too tired to take physical training
They goldbricked. "'We don't feel good,"
t h e y s a i d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The army doctors took a look, decided it
was self-inspired fatigue and gave them the
GI cure for gold-brickitus--a double dose of
castor oil. Three minutes later the pair
was out on the field taking physical training.
There was more to it than just talk. Jim
B a r r o w, o f 1 4 5 2 N . 3 5 t h s t r e e t , o f t h e C u r t i s s Wr i g h t s q u a d r o n , w a s o n e o f t h e m a n y
w h o " fl e w " i n t h e L i n k t r a i n e r. C o n fi d e n t ,
he got in, sat down, clamped the head
phones on with a flourish and began to
,,fly.,,
As the boys crowded around, Barrow wobbled for a few seconds, tried to level off
and then began to spin, (he "plane" out of

had been the toughest day of the week.
Every minute of the week was jammed with
instruction and demonstration, drill and
classes, exercise and work. The boys were
supposed to go to a chemical warfare demonstration and were "crying the blues" because a fine drizzle was pouring down, and
they had been alternately wet and dried eight
t i m e s t h a t d a y.
The CO was instructed that the demonstration was called off, but decided to "pull a
fast one" on the boys. He ordered them outside to prepare for the demonstration. Seventy-three tired boys limped into line at the
order "Fall In!" The CO surveyed them for
a moment, announced the demonstration was
c a l l e d o ff , a n d o r d e r e d " F a l l O u t ! "
With a yell, the "tired" 73 headed for all
parts of the post. Some went to service
clubs, to the PX; some hurried over to a
dance--everybody had disappeared within
10 seconds after the CO had shouted ~is
fi n a l o r d e r.
At times in the week several boys went to
the hospital, crying. It was all in a day's
training. Given a demonstration on tear gas,
they were instructed to enter a gas filled
room, put on their masks, remain in the
room a few minutes, remove the masks and
come out in a hurry.
T h r e e o f t h e m , h o w e v e r, f o r g o t t o b l o w h a r d
once the mask was in place--to clear the
mask of all remaining gas. When they came
out, rivers of tears were streaming down
their cheeks. "Gee," one sobbed, "that was

" T h e y a r e p u l l i n g o u t t o d a y, " s a i d J e r r y
Servis, officer of the Milwaukee squadron at
Mitchell field. "They are going back to running errands, pedaling bikes and the ordi.......... ~. nary routine of teen age living."
The army knows, he said, that those 76 boys
now realize that a lot more goes into forming and maintaining an air corps than the
flying of the plane and the dropping of the
bombs. Those 76 boys are "champing at the
bit" waiting for the all-important eighteenth
b i r t h d a y, s o t h e y c a n " g e t i n f o r r e a l . "
The CAP know that, although it has been
a week of fun, it was the most instructive
and important "fun" that the boys ever had.
The boys--well, as Herb Bierle, 1777 N.
83rd street, said, "What a super deal!"
And that was the reason for their being out
a t Tr u a x fi e l d i n t h e fi r s t p l a c e .

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CAPC Get Into Parachutes.
control. While the boys shouted encouragement, instructions and wisecracks, Pilot Barr o w c o n t i n u e d t o s p i n . F i n a l l y, h e p u l l e d
out and leveled off.
"By all calculations," the instructor comm e n t e d , " Yo u a r e n o w t r a v e l i n g 2 8 0 m i l e s
an hour-- 326 feet under the ground."
Barrow grinned, took his hand from the
control stick, and zoom! Back he went into
another spin.
Pulls a Fast One
Oil Thursday night they were dog tired. It

RACINE SQUADRON SELLS
WAR BONDS WITH RIDES
The Racine Squadron in cooperation with
t h e Ve t e r a n s o f F o r e i g n W a r s , p u t o n a
war bond drive recently that resulted in
sales of bonds totaling S15,000. The inducement was a free airplane ride by Civil
A i r P a t r o l t o a n y o n e b u y i n g a Wa r B o n d .
Seven ships were on the go ever)' minute
of the day and by sundown some 400 rides
had been given. That meant that each rider
averaged one $50 bond. Not a bad day's
w o r k ! T h e Ve t e r a n s o f F o r e i g n Wa r s
linanced the necessary gas and oil.