SUNDAY, AUG. 22, 1942
O -Military Po
am Battle Will Be
aged at Ferry Field
Tanks, Jeeps, Guns, Retreat Review Will
Feature Event; Service Units To Parade
J AGS GRADUAT E:
Co. A Blinks at Twilight Maneuvers AirCorps To
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Guire of Detroit. They will pre-
sent a brief skit.
There will be exhibitions of Army
drill, including a race over a portable
obstacle course. The sham battle,
involving tanks, land mines, aerial
bombs and artillery fire, will be de-
scribed over a Signal Corps public
address system by Lt. Charles G.
Chan, who was formerly an announ-
cer for a radio network in New York
The task force will say good night
to the flag with the solemn retreat
ceremony, thus concluding the all-
day salute to Ann Arbor labor, indus-
try and agriculture.
* * *
Mobility is the keyword of modern
warfare and the Army Caravan task
force which will arrive in Ann Arbor
about 10 a.m. tomorrow is typical of
the Army's highly mobile mechanized
units now fighting the Axis.
More than 120 vehicles, including
1 -ton troop carriers, 2%-ton, six-
wheel trucks which transport field
kitchens, monster 22-ton carriers
which transport the two tanks, and
many other types of motorized trans-
ports will comprise the convoy.
Convoy Travels 25 Miles an Hour
The problems involved in moving
such a vast array of equipment are
many, and the maneuvers in which
American soldiers engage before fac-
ing enemy fire deal primarily in iron-
ing out the bottlenecks of traffic.
When the battalion is on the road in
march formation, it covers a stretch
of highway nearly six miles in length.
No convoy can travel faster than its
slowest vehicle and consequently the
average rate of speei for such a bat-
talion seldom exceeds 25 miles per
Long before the battalion starts its
run, an itinerary. is mapped out by
transportation officers. Railroad
crossings and road junctions are not-
ed, and bridge crossings are checked
to make sure that the bridges are
capable of supporting the weight of
the heaviest vehicles.
Route Markers Precede Force
Several trucks filled with "route
markers"- Military Police traffic
directors-start in advance of the
convoy. Soldiers are placed at rail-
road crossings and highway crossings
to direct the following convoy and to
supervise. civilian traffic.
At the rear of the convoy are sev-
eral empty trucks which pick up the
route markers and shuttle them
ahead of the convoy to advance
points where they repeat their per-
formance of guiding the battalion.
This operation assures the convoy of
following the correct itinerary and
eliminates traffic jams at the cross-
Have Short Wave Radios
The lead vehicle in a typical bat-
talion convoy and the rear vehicle
are equipped with short-wave radio
sending-receiving sets, and constant
communication is maintained so that
the head of this monstrous creature
is aware of what the tail is doing five
or six miles away.
Service trucks carrying repair and
supply stores usually follow in the
rear of the convoy where they may
assist vehicles which have fallen out
of line because of mechanical diffi-
Heavy Carriers Support Tanks
One of the more interesting fea-
tures of the convoy is the heavy roll-
ing equipment which was provided
for the Army Salute program by
Camp Campbell, Ky. There is a 33-
ton medium tank, the Gen. Sherman,
and a 12-ton light tank, which are
transported on huge 22-ton carriers.
The medium tank and carrier com-
ponent,. weighing a total of 55 tons,
pose certain problems in the matter
of crossing bridges and culverts. How-
ever, since the carrier unit has 34
wheels on six axles, the tremendous
weight is distributed fairly enough to
insure safe passage over most high-
-Daily Photo by Cpl. R. L. Lewin, Co. A
Members of Company A watch a patrol of their unit go through
a practice night maneuver in the Arboretum Friday night. The boys
spent most of the evening getting a realistic picture of the type of
fighting they'll be encountering and using in the Pacific area. Lt.
Kenneth Rewick, foreground who conducted the demonstrations, is
here explaining the right and wrong ways to take cover when an area
is suddenly illuminated by enemy flares.
BUDDIES BR UCK, BIGEL:
Army Continues Partnership
If it is rare enough for two friends
to stick together through the vagar-
ies of induction and Army training,
what are the chances of two law
partners to continue their "partner-
ship" from original assignment right
through to officer candidate school?
This happened to two members
graduating from the first Officer
Candidate Class at the Judge Advo-
cate General's School.
Candidates Leo Bruck and Joseph
Bigel were law partners in Newark,
N.J. in January 1942. Residents of
North'Arlington, N.J., they attended
New Jersey Law School together,
graduating in the class of 1928, and
both were prominent in North Ar-
lington activities. In January Bruck
and Bigel were separated when the
former was inducted, but not for long.
In April both men were in the
Army stationed at Mitchell Field,
N.Y. where Bigel became a "top kick"
and his partner a staff sergeant, in
the same outfit in the Signal Corps.
In June of this year, both received
orders to report at the Judge Advo-
cate General's School as members of
the first Candidate Class, and now
they are slated to graduate together
JAG Staff, Faculty
Loses Darr, Shields
With the departure for unrevealed
assignments of Maj. James E. Darr,
Infantry, and Capt. George C.
Shields, Quartermaster Corps, the
Staff and Faculty of the Judge Advo-
cate General's School loses two offi-
cers with months of service here.
Captain Shields was transferred to
duty here from Camp McCoy, Wis.
Concert by 33-Piece Y
AAFTTC Band Will
Men of the Air Corps Unit on1
campus who are leaving next monthE
will say thanks and goodbye to Ann1
Arbor at "The Chaplains Hour" to
be held at 4 p.m. today on the Li-l
The Air Corps address will be made
by Master of Ceremonies Pvt. Gerald
T. O'Brien.. Speaking for the men in
his unit, he will thank Ann Arbor
residents, churches and University
students for all that has been done
for them during their stay here.
A 15-minute concert by the Air
Corps band will precede the pro-
gram. Directed by Col. Edward
Wachelz, the band will open the
concert with "National Emblem," to
be followed by "American Patrol."
Band to Make Last Bow
The 33-piece band, which will be
making its last concert appearance,
will then play "The Missouri Waltz"
and "Semper Fidelis."
Dr. E. W. Blakeman, counselor in
Religious Education, will give the
invocation, followed by Private
Pvt. Robert W. Whitmer will then
lead the 50-man chorus of the unit
in group singing of the "Army Air
"The Duties of an Army Chaplain"
will then be discussed by Chaplain
Francis P. McVeigh, Lt., USAAF.
A specialty number by the band,
"Trombones on Parade," will follow.
Chaplain Paul Samson, Capt.,
USAAF, will then ,speak on "The
Serviceman's Place in the Post-War
"The Victors" will follow, played
by the band.
"The program will close with the
Choral Group singing "The Star
Members of the Detachment Chap-
lain's Committee are Privates Bruce
Cooke, Stanley Diamond, Gilbert
Koch, Dwight Smith and Gilbert
* * *
Air Cor's To
Leave Sept. 18
More than half of the Air Corps
men studying basic meteorology here
will leave for an advanced school
Sept. 18 for a final training period of
eight months, Lt. Harry Wilson, com-
manding officer, announced yester-
The remainder of the men will
leave Nov. 27, concluding the Meteor-
ology Training Program on campus.
The first group has been studying at
the University in February, while the
second group arrived in May.
Upon completion of the advanced
course, the men will be commissioned
second lieutenants in the Air Corps.
Lieutenant Wilson has replaced
Maj. Carl Hart, who recently left for
a new assignment as commanding
officer of the Air Corps Unit on cam-
Lieutenant Wilson has been on
campus since May. Bfore coming
to the University, he was command-
ing officer of the 996th School
Squadron Detachment at George
Williams College, Chicago.
Co. A To Receive 10-Day
Furlough in September
Army Exercises To Launch
80 Lieutenants on Saturday
Graduation week of the 1st Officer of the graduating class take all the
Candidate Class at the Judge Advo- parts in a court-martial will be held
cate General's School brings an ar-
ryof featres that have" becomeThursday. It is planned to prepare a
an established part of the exercises, set of charges "for trial" based upon
starting Tuesday and ending Satur- an imaginary happening at the
day morning with the presentation of School.
diplomas by Major General Myron At graduation parade on Friday
C. Cramer, The Judge Advocate Gen- afternoon, three generals will be
eral of the Army, to approximately honored guests. In addition to Gen=
80 new second lieutenants. eral Cramer and General Hedridk,
At that time all candidates who Major General Blanton Winship, the
have successfully completed the in- graduation speaker will participate;
tensive three months course will also Late advices indicate that Brig,. Gen.
be given discharges as enlisted men Thomas H. Green, The Assistant to
an dimmediately receive their com- The Judge Advocate General will be
missions and take oath of office. unable to attend.
Guest speakers of the week include In the evening the class banquet
Col. Charles M. West, Chief of the will also honor the' guests of ,the
Military Affairs Division of the afternoon together with Col. Fred-
Judge Advocate General's Office, erick C. Rogers, Col. Edward H.
Washington, D. C. on Tuesday; Col. Young, School Commandant; Cap-
Frank E. Shaw, Staff Judge Advo- tain Richard E. Cassidy, Corn-
cate of the Seventh Service Com- mandant of NROTC units on. Can-
mand, on Wednesday; and Brig. Gen. pus, Dean E. Blythe^ Stason of the
Lawrence H. Hedrick, Air Judge Ad- Law School, and members of the
vocate, on Thursday. All will address School Staff and Faculty. In keeping
the 2nd Officers Candidate Class and with tradition, original skits written
12th Officers Class as well as the and acted by the graduates in true-
graduating class. "gridiron club" style will give the
The Moot Court, time-honored new officers an opporturiry to lam-
function in which selected members poon their instructors.
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stantly since April," Commanding'
Officer Lt. George Spence said yes-
terday, "and deserve a vacation.
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