As if the introduction will do you any good . . .
|Lonely hulk of a cannabilized transport plane at rest in a jungle grove somewhere in CBI-land.|
|A G.I. prospects amid a plane salvage dump, which has been named "Moe's Junk Skop.".|
|A wing-clipped transport sits in a revetment waiting for new wings, motors and parts.|
|Two cannabilizers make off with a salvaged part from the abandoned cargo ship in the background, once a B-24 bomber, later a cargo carrier.|
|Four transports and a wee little P-40 fighter are worked on in a major overhaul revetment. Most fields handle their own repairs if possible.|
|Mechanics demonstrate the efficiency with which a plane is cannabilized. Parts are sorted for future use to put ailing ships back into service.|
|S/Sgt. Everett Haggard pulls special screws from a scrapped wing in a salvage dump, which got its start where two P-40's fell after a mid-air collision.|
|A wing "borrowed" from another "sick" plane is fitted to fuselage, putting another plane into the air that would otherwise remain idle.|
|Under floodlights and an Indian moon, mechanics repair the tail of a huge transport. Maintenance and engineering work goes on 24 hours a day.|
By Nolan By Somerville
|Orderlies from a field hospital load wounded Chinese soldiers into an airplane. In order to facilitate handling, the ground crew has improvised a ramp from a trailer to add to the comfort of patients.|
|Chinese are assured of proper treatment and care if wounded in the bitter fighting taking place in the Mogaung Valley. Injured are airplaned back to well-equipped hospitals.|
STORK TIP CANCELS MARTHA'S TRIP
All that stood between actress Martha Raye and her proposed entertainment tour of the CBI Theater was a baby, it was revealed this week. Miss Raye disclosed the fact that she and her fourth husband, dancer Nick Condos, are infanticipating sometime next fall. She was planning a tour to CBI-land "when I found out."
Reports reaching Roundup this week from Army News Service told the dramatic story on an Underground Railway, patterned after that of the Civil War slave era, which has aided the escape of 400 skilled technicians from Japanese-occupied China.
Revelation was made by Irving Abramson, chairman of the CIO War Relief Committee, who stated that the project, which has been in operation since last September, is financed partly by CIO and AFL war relief funds.
With each Thursday's edition
I keep hoping for one omission.
With fingers crossed and eager eye
With an expression of "never-say-die,"
I hurriedly turn to the Poet's Corner;
And sure enough, like Little Jack Horner,
There's a verse or poem, however flawless,
But always written by Sgt. Smith Dawless.
By S/Sgt. ARTHUR D. SHERMAN
The Chaplain speaks to soldiers as a friend
What if there be no building set apart
For worship only? At the world's far end
There is no other altar than the heart
Perhaps our man-made temples are too small
Without a divine or spire arising there
A synogogue is built but has no wall
A vast cathedral fills the open air
The soldiers hymn in reverence off-key
Recalling hometown choice, they lift loud praise
It may be in a closer harmony
Than congregations knew in carefree days
He offers benediction on the farms
The factories and homes and loved ones there
Above bowed heads, he stretches forth his arms
While khaki-covered hearts commune in prayer
If he revives that dream wherein men saw
A better world to be, it will suffice
Whether he wears the tablets of the law
Or else the silver cross of sacrifice.
By Sgt. G. ELWOOD JONES