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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 8 October 1943

J' "We live in the wind and sand . . . and our eyes are on the stars" The Avenger VOL. 1 News from the "Mother-H ive" of the Army WASP'S AVENGER FIELD, SWEETWATER, TEXAS, OCT. 8, 1943 NO 4' Sixth WASP Class Qets Army Wings Saturday W-5 JOINS WASPS IN ACTIVE DUTY Sky-wise members of Uncle Sam's fifth class of women pil- ots won their wings and bade adieu to Avenger Field in a cere- mony held Saturday, Sept. 11, on the WASP flight line. The principal address was de- livered by Brigadier General Tsi- ah Davies, commanding gpneral of the 31th Flying Training Wing, with headquarters at San Angelo, Texas. Gen. Davies welcomed 43-W-5 to the military flying fraternity and cautioned the graduates against over-confidence in their abilities immediately after win- ning their wings. "The greatest number of ac- cidents occur during the 100 hours immediately following a pilot's graduation," he said. "Re- member to never stop flying the airplane until it's parked at the completion of a flight." Mis...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
Country/State of Publication: Texas, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 8 October 1943

PAGE 2 THIS AVENGER FRIDAY, OCT. 8,1943 THE AVENGER The Avenger is published by the Sweetwater Daily Reporter in the interests of personnel of Avenger Field and does not con- stitute an official Army publication. All items appearing in this newspaper may be reprinted by any person or organization, pro- viding credit is given The Avenger. STAFF Co-Editors Ann Berry, Betty Baughman Assistant Editor... Mary Strok Art Editor Betty Merrylees Reporters—B. J. Welz, Dorothy Bancroft, Helen Dick, Jerry Williamson, Clara Marsh, Margaret Helburn, Tony Coonley and Madge Selfridge. New Deal For 'The Avenger' This issue, "The Avenger" inaugurates its new deal. Published by the Sweetwater Daily Reporter in the interests of personnel at Avenger Field, this newspaper does not con- stitute an official publication. However, it will concern itself exclusively with the men and women who are providing the Army Air Forces with a potent, victory-bound contingent of noncomhatant WASP flyers. This first issu...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
Country/State of Publication: Texas, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 8 October 1943

FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 1943 THE AVENGER PAGE 3 a In- Avenger Field Experiences Major Building Boom GYMNASIUM IS NO. 1 ITEM ON BUILDING MENU Gold rush, oil strike, and de- fense plant boom towns have nothing on Avenger Field for overnight growth. With half a dozen new buildings and thous- ands of square yards of run- ways, service roads, aprons, and taxi strips under contruction, Avenger bids fair to set some build-'em-in-a-hurry records of her own. Number one on the building- construction list is the new gym- nasium. just across from the hospital. The gym, announces Lt. William H. LaRue, Avenger Physical Director, will feature a large basketball and volley ball court with maple flooring, shuf- fleboard court, table tennis equipment, and traveling rings. Also to be used as a general recreation building and theater, the gym will be equipped with moving picture projection booth, stage for. USO and traveling vaudeville units, and portable seats for several hundred. Bad weather will no longer i...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
Country/State of Publication: Texas, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 8 October 1943

PAGE 4 THE AVENGER FRIDAY, OCT. 8,1943 WHy WASPs Are In Heavens W-3, the new class, has many personal reasons for particularly wanting to take a swat at the Axis. Among these Hitler-and- Hirohito-haters are the follow- ing: Mrs. Mary Martin, of Blooms- burg, Pa., is the widow of First Lieut. John J. Martin, B-17 Flight Commander, who was killed in action in the European theater on June 22, 1943. Shirley B. Kenney, of Bever- ly, Mass., comes of a service family, having an uncle who is a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, a brother-in-law in the Coast Guard, a sister in the WAVES, and several cousins in the service, most prominent among these being Lt. General George Kenney who made aerial history in New Guinea and other areas of the South Pacific. Mrs. Dorothy L. Hertneck has double reason for enlisting. Her husband, Lieut. Robert G. Hert- neck, of the Navy Dental Corps, is a prisoner of war in the Phil- ippines. Mrs. Mary Taliaferro Gilmore, of San Antonio. Tex., is wife of Major W. ...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
Country/State of Publication: Texas, United States
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 8 October 1943

FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 1943 THE AVENGER PAGE 5 Lesson From the Flying Nun (OWI Photo From NEA) Flyers who learned their aeronautics from Sister Mary Aquinas are bombing Europe these days with the RAF and USAAF. Here the "Flying Nun," who is on leave from St. Ambrose's School in Ironwood, Mich., as a CAA instructor in Washington, tells three youngsters about an aero-trainer. 44-W-3 Note: Ranch-Style Homes Require Feminine Touch To Maintain Luxury Motif By Dorothy Bancroft We of 44-W-2, who are just attaining a form, of seniority be- stowed only upon those who suddenly discover there are oth ers even less accustomed to the mild rigors of life at Avenger Field than we, wish to bequeath greetings, hearty best wishes, and a small bit of advice to the New Baby Class, 44-W-3. Auvcie you will receive in abundance, but much of this has to do with such minor inciden- tals as flying an airplane, a form of outdoor sport quite popular in this vicinity. You, however, have flown before, so you unquestion...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
Country/State of Publication: Texas, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 8 October 1943

PAGE 6 THE AVENGER FRIDAY, OCT. 8,1943 —. VETERAN FLYERS, FLEDGLINGS JOIN AS W-3 ENTERS WASP SCHOOL AWE-STRUCK By Dorothy Bancroft New class 44-W-3 arrived Mon- day with a confusion of luggage and emotions, staring with aws at the rows upon rows of army aircraft, and glancjig with con- cern at each other and their fu- ture homes in barracks E, F ami G. Most of the girls arrived on Saturday night and Sunday, coming from 30 different states, and Canada. Most heavily_ rep- resented is Texas with 18, fol- lowed by California with 17. About 25 per cent of the class comes from the middle west. Ten of the girls in the new class are in the new age group, which has been lowered from 21 to 18. Among this 10 is Mar- cella M. F ried, who at the age of 20 has logged 1500 hours and holds an instructor's rating. She has been working as a flight in- structor at a civilian contract school training Navy cadets. Cecily Elmes, aged, 19 is an- other with much flying time, 260 hours, and also an instruct...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
Country/State of Publication: Texas, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 8 October 1943

FRIPAY, OCT. 8, 1M3 THE AVENGER PAGET p liel 1 str' lich lan Fan • res.1 Irte u I an lall. NOW ABOUT THIS PMf-THERE'S NOTHING TO IT; JUST WALK UP, GRAB IT BY THE TAIL AND SAY 'BOO' IlKlV jilt lour ■ i I °U roc for rtt To <1 fin II I' Dill By Annelle Henderson Many terrifying messages have been written for the bene- fit of the incoming woman pil- ot trainee, in regard to flying the Army PT19A. This thesis is a thesis to put an end to U1 such thesises (thesii?) The t'alacy that it takes at least 8 hours dual instruction, some ground study, and a normal re- tentive mind to fly is about to be blasted. I hae just returned from my first dual instruction flight, and wish to advise that this writer is now a competent pilot, fully capable of coping with the perils of a PT, Pauline, or what have you. As I said before. "There ain't nothin' to it, really". A kind-fac- ed, soft-spoken, tender-hearted gentleman is assigned to tell you in as brief and polite a way as possible the proper way in ...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
Country/State of Publication: Texas, United States
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 8 October 1943

¥~' * . PAGE 8 THE AVENGER FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 1943 w I J i MOVIETONE MAN GETS FIFI BID Lee Orr, the Fox Movietone photographer who has for two months been shadowing us, pop- ping up with his camera almost anywhere at the most unexpect- ed times, laughingly tried to get out of being adopted by Class W-6. Since he has so persistent- ly followed them all over the ifield, making himself one of them, they feel he would look more natural in a zoot suit, and should by all rights graduate with the class. However, on be- ing questioned, he firmly main- tained: "I soloed yesterday, and I'm going to graduate tomor- row!" Cheerful, quiet, self-effacing, this ex-athletics director who has been with Fox Movietone fo" 15 years, is here making a movie short about the girls at Avenger Field. He has taken a lot of good-natured kidding about his persistent watching and waiting until the clouds are just right before shooting a scene. But he explains that he started filming the picture in August when there...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
Country/State of Publication: Texas, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 3 December 1943

- -* * Friday, Dec. 3, 1943 THE AVENGER r .. . PAGE 3 l- a a e J WASPS CELEBRATE TURKEY DAY IN GYM GATHERING Trainees marched to the new gym through a drenching down- pour, Thursday night, Nov. 25, to celebrate Thanksgiving. Spea- kers introduced by Mrs. Cliff Deaton were Frances Smith, W-2, and Hazel Raines, W-). A flute solo was played by Marie Mountain, W-l. Miss Smith, daughter of the former personal pilot of Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, related to the group some of her experiences in China. Frances was living with her family in Shanghai at the time of the Jap attack in 1937. She and her mo- ther escaped with several hun- dred other refugees in a small boat sailing down the Yangtze river. A hop, skip, and jump ahead of the ravaging Jap arm- ies, the Smiths made contact with a ship sailing for the Phil- ippines—and arrived there in the middle of the worst earth-j quake the Islands had suffered 1 in over 80 years. They made their way home-' ward aboard the China Clipper,...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
Country/State of Publication: Texas, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 3 December 1943

"*■11 ■ ' '"V PAGE 4 THE AVENGER Friday, Dec. 3, 1943 WOMEN IN AVIATION 1931—Bobby Trout and Edna May Cooper, at Los Angeles, set new world's refueling record for women of 122 hours, 20 min- utes. Mrs. Beryl Markham and Lt. William S. McLaren forced down between Bermuda and the Azores on attempted transatlan- tic flight in a Bellanca seaplane. Ruth Nichols sets world's alti- tude record for women, 28,743 feet, at Willow Grove, Penna., in Pitcairn. Ruth Nichols sets new interna- tional speed record for women of 210.615 mp.h. over 3-kilometer course at Grosse He Airport, De- trit, in Lockheed Vega. Betsy Ross Corps is organized. Mrs. .May Haizlip sets world's altitude .record for light planes of 18,097 feet at St. Clair, Mich., in Buhl \Pup. Maryse Bastie sets wom- en's distance record of 1,849.763 miles from Le Bourget, Paris, to Urina, Russia, in Klemm. Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh fly from Glenn Curtis Airport, North Beach, N. Y., to Tokio, Japan, via Canada, Alaska and Siberia, in a Lo...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 3 December 1943

Friday, Dec. 3, 1943 THE AVENGER PAGE D I P [ Is In |v r li I ■is li- lt: Ive lal. Jes ft" It's fty fgs so G. I. Appendectomy Gold Brick's Heaven Says Convalescent Trainee Bancroft By l>orotliy Bancroft Having just returned O'ora Big Spring, Texas, home of future bombardiers and fine Fifinella surgery, and being asked on all sides, "How'd they treat you, and what was it like?" I am more than happy to answer all your questions at once. You'll never believe it, but I was ac- tually asked to write this, and who ever heard of anyone refus- ing Tell All about his operation? You won't believe this either, hut medical department soldiers tuck you into bed, awaken you in the morning, bring you your food, and answer your bedside bell, make the beds, sweep the floors, and kid you. Entrance into Gold Bricker's Heaven is obtained by develop- ing a certain amount of intesti- nal confusion, submitting same to Capt. Hunt, Lt. Monserud, Capt. Warren, and from then on Uncle Sam takes over your wo...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Avenger — 3 December 1943

PAGE 6 THE AVENGER Friday, Dec. 3, 1943 44-W-4 PROP WASH One month at Avenger Field! We have learned about com- pulsory study hall, I een confin- ed to the post, and found that demerits are given*oven to us. ' We know the words to "Zoot Suits and Parachutes," have ween rain in Sweetwjter, and begun to dread checks. \Ve do not get up 30 minutes before revieile any more, and not many of us find ourselves wandering off alone, to Lt. LaRue's dis- guest, in "By Squads' to the Cliff Deaton, Jr., Joins Air Corps Reserve Cliff Deaton, Jr., son of Mrs. Cliff Deaton, chief establish- ment officer at Avenger Field, reported to Dallas last week and was inducted into the Air Corps Reserve. He expects to be called into active service this month. Cliff lias been working at Han- gar 1 for the last two months as a crank boy, and will return to Sweetwater after a hunting trip with his father. AIRBEIJLA— * (Continued from l'age li obvious that the same associa- tions have been made in count- Rear Marc...

Publication Title: Avenger, The
Source: The Portal to Texas History
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