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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-89.pdf

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NATIONAL HSADQUARTERS
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■C I V I L A I R PAT R O L

500 Fifth Avenue, Nev/ York, N. Y.

June 23, 1943

S U B J E C T: C o o r d i n a t i o n o f Av i a t i o n ' C a d e t R e c r u i t m e n t
TO: All

CAP Unit

Conunandera

1. \Yith reference to GM-88, requesting the all-out cooperation of
a l l C A P u n i t s i n t h e r e c r u i t m e n t - o f Av i a t i o n C a d e t s f o r t h e A r m y A i r F o r c e s ,
this v/ill explain further details of procedure.

2. You should already have a supply of pamphlets from the Army Air
Forces togeth'3r vdth a list of the Aviation Cadet Examining Boards throughout
the country. V/hen you issue any rjaterial regarding recruitment, it is desirable
that you stamp it "Civil Air Patrol" and, if you v-dsh, identify it by the Wing
or local unit name. In this v/ay, it will be possible to check the effectiveness
of CAP in this undertaking.

3. There are about 340 of the Examining Boards in the country, each

composed of Army Officers includj.ng a medical officer. The Boards at air bases

include Air Officers; many at other points do not. But a number of additional
Air Officers are being assigned so that at least one v^ill be serving with each

Board in most localities. Some of these now officers v/ill be on the road to make
local contacts and appearances.

4. 'Vings and local CAP units vdll
ing Boards as set forth in GM-88, An official
last week regarding CAP's part in recruitment
through official channels. In addition to your

cooperate directly mth the ExairdnV/ar Department release was issued
and the lioards vdll be advised
aid to them, you can help any

Air Officers who are on the road. It is especially important that CAP Wing Head

quarters offices and local unit offices or assembly rooms be placed at their
disposal. If they vdsh, it may be desirable to have applicants come in to the

local CAP headquarters for interview. You can put a banner across the street in

viting applicants tO'call and can place appropriate local publicity. Meetings,
mobilizations, and aerial exhibitions may be held.

5. In each of the 9 Service Commands, the program is coordinated by
t h e A i r L i a i s o n O f fi c e r. T h e n a m e a n d a d d r e s s o f e a c h o f t h e s e 9 O f fi c e r s i s
given on the back of this pag^^.
6. vVinr. Cofr.manders—It is requested that the Wing Commanders in each

of the 9 Service Co:rj:;ands mutually agree on one CAP Officer to coordinate CAP's
part of the program in the refjpective Service Command and thus conserve the time
of the Air Liaison Officer. V/ith the list of the Air Liaison Officers on the

back of this sheet is a list'of the V/ing COiTjnanders in the States where the Air
Liaison Officers are located. These designated V/ing Commanders are requested

to get in touch inunediately vdth the other Wings in the respective Service
Commands, make arrangements for designating coordinating officers, and report
th e n a m e s o f th e s e o ffi c e r s to N a ti o n a l H e a d q u a r te r s a s s o o n a s p o s s i b l e .

EARLE L. JCJHNSON
National Commander

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List of Air Liaison Officers Assigned to the Service Com
mands and CAP Wing Commanders in the Respective States

First Service Command (Conn-., Me,, Mass., N. H,, R, I., Vt.)
Lt,

Col,

Howard

W.

Nester

Major

John

Shennett,

CAP

1065 Commonwealth AvenUe Rm, 716, 18 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts

Second Service Command (Del,, N, J., N, Y.)
Lt. Col. John G. Whytlaw
Headquarters

Major Stuart C. Welch, CAP

Second Service Command

B u ff a l o , N e w Yo r k

11 0 8 R a n d B u i l d i n g

Governors Island, New York

Third Service Command (Dist. of Columbia, Md., Pa., Va.)
Major Arthur C. Hyde, CAP

Major Dunn

Headquarters

Rm. 8, 7649 Georgetown Road

Third Service Command

Bethesda, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Fourth Service Command (Ala., Fla., Ga., iiiss., N. C., S. C,, Tenn.)
M a j o r C . S . P o r t e r M a j o r W i n s h i p N u n n a l l y, C A P

Headquarters
Fourth
Service
Atlanta, Georgia

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Command

Box

Atlanta,

1516

Georgia

Fifth Service Command (ind., Ky., Ohio, VI. Va.)
Major George A. Stone, CAP

L t . C o l , E ; F. B a s k e y

Room 501

Headquarters

Wyandotte Building
Columbus, Ohio

Fifth Service Command

* Fort Hays, Columbus, Ohio

Sixth Service Command (111., Wis,, Idich.)
Major Lauris Eek
Civic Opera Building

Major C. W. H. Schuck, CAP

Room 2175

Sangamo Club Building
5th and Capitol Avenue

Chicago, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois

Seventh Service Command (Colo., Iowa, Kan., Minn., lio., Nebr., N. D., S. D., Wyo.)
Major R. E. Davis Major Harry B. Sidles, CAP
Headquarters
502
S.
19ta
Street
Seventh Service Command Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska

Eighth Service Comraand (Ark., La,, N. M., Okla., Texas)

Lt, Col. Frederick H. Cheplain Major D. Harold Byrd, CAP

Headquarters

White

Plaza

Hotel

E i g h t h S e r v i c e C o m m a n d D a l l a s , Te x a s
D a l l a s , Te x a s

Ninth Service Command (Ariz., Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash.)
Captain Gerald M. Sullivan Major Joseph D. Bergin^
Headquarters State Aeronautics Commission
Ninth Service Command 439 State Capitol Building

Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah
M-7959