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To All Members of the Calif ornia Wing:
The Wing Staff joins me in expressing our great sat is'
faction over the campai gn for recruiting Aviation Cadets
that is reported in thi s special edition of Wing Tips. It is
our feel ing t hat you will also share in t his satisfact ion
when you read the commendations your Wi ng has reo
ceived. Beyond this you wi ll be grati fied by seei ng con·
t inui ng enlist ments resul ting from this drive and in ex·
peri enci ng the thrill of your responsihility for sendi ng
boys on into the ser vice P a : : : ~       ;
B ERTRAND RHtNE
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Major, Civil Air PatI ol
Commander California Wing
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HI S wil l be an account of the effort of a grounded Wing to keep abreast
of the national organi zat ion's program. Lt. Col . Earle Johnson, speak.
ing before a gathering of Cal ifornia Wing memhers recently had urged
every effort on the enl istment and pre· training o[ Aviation Cadets in
fu lfill ment of the Army's appeal for assist ance.
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Statewide Cam.paign to a
Aviation
California had made attempts in some squadrons to comply with di rec·
ti ves, but results, such as had been obtai ned elsewhere, by air meets,
Aights for enlistees and other demon trations n t permi tted in the reo
stricted mili tary zone, had not material ized.
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Cadet Recru iting
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Major Rhine then as igned Lt. Wall er Buckham, A . istant Wing
Adjutant, to di g into the problem. Buckham sought the advice of Capt.
V. A. Kemmerrer, Wing Intelli gence Offi cer and a meeting was ar.ranged
with Major E. A. Strand, A.C., President of the Los Angeles Examini ng
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Board. Sgt. Gene Jason, also oC the Board, accompanied Major Strand.
A great deal of the success of the campaign stemmed from trus meet·
ing. Notes were compared. Strand outlined the need of recruits and the
methods of examination. Kemmerrer propo ed cooperation wi thin the
means of the Wing and outlined a basic st rategy. tatewide distribution
of material and personal contact with the uni ts was deemed most impor.
tanL Strand volunteered to obtain an Army Staff Car and to assign
Sgt. J ason for a state tour. Wing as igned Lt. Buckham and t he pro·
gram's date was set. .
Next came the need of campai gn material. Kemmerrer called in LL.
Henry Smi th, Assistant Wing Intelligence Officer, and the printers, paper
dealers and engravers who have continuously supported the Wing pro·
gram. No enthusiasm was lacking. It was decided to publish an outline
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for the campaign giving basic ideas, but to depe·nd on individual units
10 use their ingenuity and promotional ability in setting up their com·
munity campaign.
The basic plan covered material for newspaper and radio releases,
cooperative advert ising, club, theatre and school appearances, wi ndow
displays. parades, reviews, proclamations by prominent chic leaders and
di tributi on of Army·suppl ied recruiting materi al.
The cl ippings shown above represent onl y a porti on of the newspaper
cooperation. As this issue goes to press almost twice as many more
have been received. California's newspapers have shown their regard for
the Civil Air Patrol ever since it was organized. Their helping hands
helped carry thi s project to success.
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The Campaign plan was worked out by Capt. V, A, Kemmerrer and
LI, H, W. Smith, Wing Intelli gence Offi cers, Above maleri al was lurnished
each unil. It was conl ributed by pri nlers and engravers interested in CAP
wor k. War Department di splay materi al was al so s uppl ied in quanti ty,
CAMPAIGN ACTIVATE[) BY KIT
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All Units Received Identical
Instructions as Drive Starts
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The hookl t't. 0 11 lhe lefL was d ivided i nto the
ections : I- Letter fr om Mai oI' Rhi ne, Commandt'f,
offi cial ly de8i!!; nating the pt' ri od of the campaign; 2-0utli ne
of plan by Capt. Kemmerrer a f oll ows: " In any such cam-
unity of acti on creates greater i mpact. The short
per iod of time develops intensity, Onl y through enthusiasLi
leader hi p can you expect individ ual and coll ective response
and effort.
" Immedi ate seizure of an op portune sit uati on l1a spell ed
s uccess to many mediocre drives. Be on your toes. Foll ow
up any s uggestion. Exhaust it possibil iti es.
the work of this Campail! n to qualified i ndivid-
uals so they have a defi nite par t to del iver. Avoid having
everyone ' doing · ever ythi ng. A ppoint each secti on three or
four deep so the absence of one member wi II not j eopard ize
lhe success of the tate-wide elf ort.
" Hemrmher, we have the clo$e lia i on of the Aviat ion
Cadet Examining boards in thi s dri ve. If the Board is located
WING TIPS COVER: Governor Earl
Warren, whose enl husiasm greatly assi ted
Ihe Cal ifornia Wi ng Recrui ling effort , is
on hand 10 congrat ulate Peter Dunn, 17,
of Sacramento, lor being one 01 first 10
join the Enli51ed Reserve Corps Avi ati on
Cadet trai ning pl an duri ng the campaign.
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Army Cooperation came in big packages beginning wilh as ignment
of staff car for state 101Or. Maj. Strand, Pres., Los Angeles Examining
in your vicinity send a committee to get acquainted with
those in charge immediately. Tell them the CAP plans in
your locality. Ask them to uggest ideas they might have.
Keep them infor med at all times of the progres and response
you are
"A breakd own of sugrre ted ideas and procedures are
contained in this kit. Combine these proposal s with the
information contained in the material that is being delivered
joint ly by the U. S. Army and CAP. Locate your head·
quarters strategically-more than one, when population cen·
ters in city di stri cts, and '-CO TO TOWN!
"Finall y-this intensive drive should gather in the easiest·
to·interest boys. They in tum will be your best salesmen to
other boys-so plan a progressive f ollow·up after the drive.
Sell the boys thai come in by your treatment of them-they' ll
sell the others. Don' t forget--even if these boys leave and
are in the service for some time--your community is {!:oing
to be home to them-and when they come back they'll thank
you for the start you gave them in aviation-if it's right.
IT MUST BE RIGHT!
" Here's a chance for the California Wing to do a well
job for the U. . Army Air Forces and gain nation·wide
attention. Get lots of pictures of every outstanding event,
and send a copy of the best to Wing Headquarters. LOT'S
OF LUCK!'
3-Governor 's Statement on drive; 4-5-6-Letters from San
Francisco, Los Angeles and San Di ego Presidents of Avi ation
Cadet Exami ning Boards; 7-General suggestion, covering :
Headquarter locations in heavy traffic centers, wearing uni·
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Board; LI. Blickham, Assl. Wing Adjutant and Sgl. Jason, assigned to drive
car. Buckham and Jason started stale dist ribution material. Ocl. 26th.

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F I RST AND SECOND CALIFORNIA CROUPS COMB I NED FORCES I N A REVIEW RECEI V I NC PRESS ATTE NTION AND TIED I N W ITH CAMPA I CN
CALIF. WI NC STAFF OFFICERS ASSEMBLE TO SU PPORT K ICKOFF
PHOTOCRAPHERS ASSEMBLE FOR LAST MI NUTE I NSTRUCTIONS
PI L OTS CET WINCS, COURIERS CET AWARDS AT CEREMONY
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KICK · OFF WAS SUNDAY, OCT. 31
RADIO ANNOUNC EMENTS BEGIN
f orms to establish CAP identity, club speaking appearances,
procl amations by civic offici als, theat re appearances, trans-
portation, local bands, parades, returned hero talks, recruit
recept ion by mayor, hi gh school conte t and a CAP review
f or a finale; 8-Calendar of events (shown wi th kit); 9-
I nstructions on new paper rel eases; 10-Copy of letter sent
by Wing Intell igence to all state papers; ll-Fi rst news re-
lease by Wing announcing campai gn; 12-Specimen sheet of
news cl ippi ngs; 13-Instructions on obtaining spon.sored ad-
vertising; 14-Radi o detai ls including OWl packet r elea e;
15- tore window cooperati on ; ] 6-Photo-window t ie-up
urging boys to enroll and have their pi ctu res placed in panels
read ing "Your pi cture should be here_"
DISTRI BUTION
Lt_ Buckman and S ~ 1   J ason loaded the staff car and de-
parted from Los Angeles October 26. At each stop, unit
staffs, previously notified, were handed the material and given
verbal instr ucti ons on the forthcoming activity. By the 30th.
the how was all set _ . _ window trims began to appear ...
uni formed members erected booths on busy streets ... last
minute plaDs con umed much mi dni ght oil.
RADIO .PARTICIPATION
Cont act was made by Wing Intelligence with Mrs_ Jane
Alvies, Direct{) r of Station Relati ons in Southern California
and Ari7.ona, Domestic Radio Bureau, Offi ce of War Informa-
ti on, relative to announcements being made on stations
CAP WOMEN SPE NT HOURS AT INFORMATI ON TABLES. SWELL JOB I
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POPULAR STAR CAPT. MARTHA RAYE AND SCT. CORDON McFEELY HELP LAUNCH DRIVE AT EXHIBIT OF L.A. SQUADRON 3, 1ST CROUP
throughout the state. Immediate and enthusiastic assistance
resulted. Mrs. Alvies contacted Mr. Lou Keplinger, Regional
Chairman of Station Relations, who also responded whole·
heartedly. CAP went on the air for the enti re week. Here
was the OWl packet r elea e:
"The California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is assisting
the Cadet Examining Boards in selecting boys who can qual.
ify for Aviation Cadet training. Your local CAP unit, with
headquarters aLt _________________ _
has complete information and applications. This full week,
ovember I st to 7th, has been set to assist all boys 17 years
or over to get the advantage of the educational opportunity
the Aviation Cadet training offers. Apply today-at Civil Air
Patrol headquarters, _______________ _
Find out for yourself, this week, what you must do to qualify
for the Army Air Forces. "
The value of this assistance to the campaign can be t be
realized by reading the comprehensive reports made by each
unit to Wing. To all the California Radio Station . . , a
snappy CAP salute !
DOWN TO BUSINESS
With preliminaries out of the way, the Wing really went
to work. Military equipment was cheerfully loaned by bases
for window trims and displays. Los Angeles opened with a
two-group review. San Franci co got in on the re torat ion of
treet li ght ing and a street show in front of the Golden Gate
Theatre. The Andrews Sisters did several numbers accom-
panied by the Hamilton Fi eld Band, whi le CAP distributed
leaflets. Boys were addressed at High Schools.
GOVERNOR'S STATEMENT FOR PRESS
"The campaign now being launched to recruit Aviation
Cadets in California is one that should be encouraged. It
offers our young men an extra opportunity to receive special
training in a field of servi ce which is making history in this
war and will continue to expand our horizons when the war
is over. It offers qualified boys, 17 years of age or older, the
advaJltage of Aviation Cadet training as a prerequisite to
service in the United States Army Air Force. The California
Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has a message for young boys
of our state which is in line with our national needs of both
today and tomorrow.
EARL WARRE , Governor."
Other statements and proclamations appearing in local
papers lenL pre tige to the efforts of the units, and signi fied
civic appreciation of the educational value being. extended to
the youth of the communit y.
EVEN LAUGHS
One Los Angeles paper had everybody smiling when they
headlined an article "CIVIL WAR PATROL PLANS TO
TRAIN NEW CADETS." Maybe a lot of us are old-timers-
but.
The Examin ing Boards began to smi le, too, when appli-
cants started to arrive wi th CAP credentials. Los Angeles
Squadron 1, First Group, showed many of them the way
with window displays at Bullock's, The May Company, Des-
mond's, Vandegrift's, Yosemite Park & Curry Co., McKinney
Blueprinting Co., and Union Pacific Ticket Office. Comdr.
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L I CHTED BY OTTO K. OLESEN EXPERTS, CAPTURE D JAP CUNS AT HOLLYWOOD" VINE HELD CROWDS WHILE P.A. SYSTEM TOL D STORY
made personal appearances and announcements at the Shrine
Auditorium Skating Rink, Skateland Skating Rink, The
Pall adium, Roll erbowl Skati ng Ri nk, Casa Manana, Pasadena
Ice Skating Rink and at the Los Angeles Coliseum at half·
t ime during the Del Monte Prefli ght· UCLA game.
JEEPS ON JOB
San Fernando Valley Squadron promoted half a dozen
Army Jeeps that were pa raded .up and down main streets,
pickinO' up boys who were then convoyed to Squadron Head·
quarters for a free movi e show and a talk on Aviation Cadets.
Los Angeles Squadron 3, First Group, al so had six jeeps
working in Holl ywood, pl us, a di play of captured J ap guns
on Vine Street. Crowds mi ll ed around the exhibit at all
hours while a public address unit gave them the cadet story.
Vai l Field Squadron presented a motion picture before
600 Montebell o Seni or Hi gh School boys foll owing a talk
by Maj or Strand. They also staged a Saturday night r oundu p
at Huntington Par k where hundreds of boys were attracted
to a ground trainer exhibit. This Squadron also developed a
window uni t that wa- scheduled through several neighbori ng
towns.
Imperial all ey Squadron featured a talk by Capt. Ceci l
Sherman Baker, U .. N. Retired, turned i n a good score on
windows, appeared before service clubs, conducted inter·
views on radi o, and boast they have only started.
Oakl and has Laken a bi g step in rai ing funds to supply
uniforms to about one hundred cadets in the Enlisted Air
Corps Reserve. Eight window displays were set up. Four
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fifteen minute radio programs were arranged. Speakers ap·
peared at Hi gh Schools. Publi c presentat ion of boys was held.
" BREAKFAST AT SARDI'S"
Inimitabl e Tom Brennemen intervi ewed Lt. LoBuono on
the Coast hook. up. This pr ogr am enjoys a large feminine
foll owi ng. A good place to explain the advantages of cadet
training for home digestion. LoBuono, Intell igence Officer
of Los Angel es Group ] , was the pri me mover in setting the
stage at Grauman's Chinese Theatre f or the big fina l rall y
of Southern Cal ifor nia with Reginald Denny as Master of
Ceremonies, and the personal appearance of uch out tand·
ing war her oes as Lt. Eugene Wallace, whose stor y appeared
in LIFE, June 28, ] 943. The fi lms of his rescue from the
jungl es of ew Bri tain Island, ten months after ' being shot
down, were shown. Capt. Edwin H. Jackson, Capt. Wm.
R. Walker and Capt. J ohn G. Glover also told of fighting
exp loits for which they had been decorated.
WHEREVER CROWDS GATHERED
San J oaquin Squadron hit the P. A. System three times
dur ing the Coll ege of Pacifi c·St. Mar y's football game, and
three times_ at the Stockton Hi gh·San J ose High annual.
Wrestling matches were also covered. Stockt on, Tracy and
Lodi High School student body assembli es were addressed.
At Ri ver side, six members of 64th Sub Depot Squadr on,
civilian empl oyees at March Field, were given five days leave
for the purpose of conducting the campai ru. Conduct they
did ! With the help of fort y·two squadron member s. River-
side was awakened to Aviation Cadet advantages to the tune
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DOORWAY RECRUITINC, RIVERSIDE, LT. SILK, BEISER" MOODY'
WESTERN AIR LINES, LOS ANCELES, SALUTES FUTURE PILOTS
LT. MATTICE TRIMS   CAFE WI NDOW, MONROVIA

RE[RUITING
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SQUADRON 2, EL SECUNDO, DISPLAY AT SMITH' S CLOTHINC CO.
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PACIFIC CAS" ELECTRIC CO. , STOCKTON, LENDS CAP A WINDOW
LTS. BOWAN, WRICHT AND FAWKNER MAP PARTICIPATION
WESTBROOKS FURN. CO., RIVERSIDE, FILLED WITH AIR ITEMS
J . R. DOOLEY, N. HOLLYWOOD, SICNS FOR CADET WORK WITH CAP
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STOC KTON WI NDOW ATTRACTS PASS INC YOUTH, AN D WHY NOT?
D. BARRETT, JR., CALLOWAY AND SALE AT PENNY' S, INCLEWOOD
HU NTINCTON PARK DIS P LAYS VAIL F I E LD CLASSROOM TRAINER
J. C. PENNY LOANED WINDOWS EVERYWHERE, HERE' S RIVERSIDE
LT. CUSTAVESON, VA I L FIELD SQUADRON, SHOWS TRAININC
ONE OF 6 JEEPS USED IN HOLLYWOOD BY L. A. SQUADRON 3
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LT. METCALFE, NIELSON, CADD, TALK TO RIVERSIDE APPLICANTS
GLENDALE WINDOW SHOWS APPLICANT GETTING INFO. FROM CAP
CADET DRIVE STORY IN WINDOW OF M. O. KING GO., EL GENTRO
WINDOWS FULL OF THINGS INQUISITIYE BOYS COULD NOT PASS
CAP GADET HARRINGTON TELLS OF ARMY AIR FORCE TRAINING
STOCKTON WINDOW SHOWS FULL UNIFORMED GAP MEMBER LIFE RAFT AND HIGH ALTITUDE FLYING GEAR, SAN FRANCISCO
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VAIL FIELD DEMONSTRATES CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE REID' S, RIVERSIDE, SHOW FICHTINC EQUIP. DURINC CAP WEEK
64TI1 SUB-DEPOT SQUAD., RIVERSIDE, GET JAP ZERO EXI1IBIT AID LT. ZECHIEL,LOS ANGELES SQUAD. 3 , EXPLAI NS METEOROLOCY
1ST FIVE 17-YEAR-OLDS SIPNED AT LONG BEACH DURINC DRIVE
VAIL FIELD WINDOW, DOWNEY, URCES "17-YEAR-OLDS, BE WISEI"
VAIL FIELD TRAVELING WINDOW DISPLAV SHOWN AT WHITTIER LLOYD FORD IS PROUD TO BE FIRST APPLICANT AT RIVERSIDE
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CLENDALE'S JEEPS, IN CONVOY, CARRIED BOYS TO SQUADRON HDQ, WHERE TRAININC FILMS WERE SHOWN AND CAP WORK EXPLAINED
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OAKLAND TURNS OUT LARCE CROUP FOR PARTICIPATION IN BENEFITS OFFERED BY CAP SCHOOLINC AND AVIATION CADET TRAININC
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CRAUMAN' S CHINESE THEATRE, HOLLYWOOD. SCENE OF CLOSINC RALLY FOR L. A. AREA. (INSERn LT. WALLACE, SOUTH SEA SURVIVOR
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CEN. EDW. M. MORRIS, DR. MARCARET CHUNC AND LT. JOHN CARROLL APPEAR AT THE WIND·UP OF THE SAN FRA'NCISCO CAMPAICN
STATE NOTABLES TURN OUT
of a Proclamation by Maior Walter C. Davidson; statements
by Sheriff Rayburn, Chi ef of Poli ce Brule; fourteen window
displays; adverti sing by seven merchants ; sixteen radio sta-
tion breaks; a fifteen minute radio program fea turing Major
Papkin, Ba e Flight Surgeon on qualifi cations [or cadets,
Major Doyle interviewed returned hero Major Owens, qecor -
ated with D.F.C. and eight Oak Leaf Clusters, martial music
selections by the March Field Band; Base motion picture
CIVIC &. MILITARY LEADERS, SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL RALLY
equipment was taken to schools with training films; a travel-
ing Jap Zero exhibi t displayed dri ve posters; at March Field
Flyers-Pomona football game the March Field Band formed
the leiters CAP as announcements were made.
SAN FRANCISCO WIND UP
Only the City Hall Rotunda was good enou<>'h. Only top
civic and military officials graced the   platform.
Dr. Margaret Chung, foster mother of aviators, of
Wing Commander' Rhine! All assembled to do honor to the
boys who had enrolled as Cadets during the CAP campaign.
CAPT. CECIL SHERMAN BAKER, U.S. N. RET. SPEAKS AT BRAWLEY
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The Hami lt on Field Band music' ha rdl y faded when the San
Francisco quadron r eported " Examining Board gives CAP
credit for ]9% gai n in enroll ment. " One week later another
wi re sizz led through " Board adds another 257c' over previous
repor L"
AND THAT' S NOT HALF OF IT .
These items only represent a partia l gli mpse at some of
the reports turned in by the units. pace ha been devoted to
pictures . .. each one tell s a tory. Only one fourth of those
received coul d be crowded in. A swell j ob, photographers !
From Governor Warren's tatemen t to the commendations
tbat followed t here ha b en recogniti on of the efforts of a
grounded Wing. Each California member can read the words
here repeated with an arched chest. You did t he j ob. Here
i vour pat on the back!
HEADQUARTERS LETTER
28 October 1943
SUBJECT: Aviati on Cadet Program
TO: Maj. Bertrand Rhine, Civi l Air Patrol
453 S. Spring treet, Los Angeles, Californi a.
l. My compli ments on the splendid booklet and posters
whi Ch your Wing ha developed for the Aviati on Recruit ing
campai gn dur ing the fi r t week of ovember. Col. John on
was very much impressed with this mater ial and would have
written you himself ,had he not been obli ged to go out on a
trip. Re is going to take this material to Washington to
how to orne of the high officers who are intere ted in
CAP' s work in recrui ting and it is very ti mel y for this
purpose.
2. If you can spare another two or three copies, we
would li ke to send them to orne of the offi cers in Wa hington
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as an excell ent example of what CAP is doing. If you have
a lot of copies, I wou ld be gl ad to send one to each of the
48 Wing with a covering memo, but I realize that thi is
difficult material to get together, so if you do not have it
on hand in this quantity, I wou Id not wa nt to ask you to
pr oduce it speciall y for thi s purpose.
By directi on of Nati onal Commander JOR 1 ON:
LOS ANGELES
KE lDALL K. HOYT
Captai n, Air Cor p
Intelligence Officer
LO   ~ G E L E A VIA TIO CADET EXAMI ]1. G BOARD
Room 378, Pacifi c El ect ric Bldg.
610 o. Main Street
LOS A GELES, CALIF.
Zone 14
] 8 October 1943
UBJECT: Aviation Air Cadet Recruitment Program
TO: Major Bertrand Rhi ne
Commander, Californ ia Wing
Civil Air Patrol
Los Angeles, California.
1. The Army Aviation Cadet Examini ng Board de ires
to commend the California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol for
the spl endid cooper ation being furni shed the Army Air Cor ps
in securing Aviation Cadets.
2. All currentl y active uni ts under the California Wing
are exert in)?; their be t efforts i n securi ng Army Aviation
Recruits and are displaying particul ar ingenuity i n the vari·
ous form of advert ising and .methods of recru iti ng.
VAI L FIELD INITIATES SICNEE CROUP IN WORK CAP WILL HELP THEM WITH. LT. MEADORS AND STAFF OFFICERS CONDUCT CEREMONY
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3. The several Californi a Units are furnishing ref-reshers
and pre-recruiti ng traini ng courses that are proving a gr eat
value to the recruits. As a consequence, all recruits received
through Civi l Air Patrol are proving to be of a ver y high
type.
4. The members of thi s, the Los Angeles Aviat ion Cadet
Exami ning Board, greatly appreciate the fi ne promoti onal
work being accompl ished by the Civi l Air Patrol.
For the District Recruit ing and Induction Offi cer :
SAN FRAN CISCO
E. A. STRA D
Major, AC,
President of Board.
A VI A TION CADET EXA:vII NING BOARD
49 Fourth Street
San Francisco, Cali fornia
18 October 1943
SUBJECT : Assistance in Recruiting Aviat ion Cadets
TO: Major Bertrand Rhine
Commander, California Wing
Ci vil Air Patrol
Los Angeles, Calif ornia
1. The San Francisco Army Aviation Cadet Examining
Board i most appreciative of the activiti es of the CIVl L AIR
PATROL in informi ng qualifi ed young men of opportuni t ies
in the Aviati on Cadet Program.
2. These activi ti es have resulted in the enl istment of a
very large number of unusuall y high type young men for the
Army Avi ati on Cadet .
3. The pre-enlist ment" made avai lable for these
young men by the Civil Air Patrol are of great value to the
men in their subsequent Army training. The Civil Air Patrol
is accompl ishing a va luabl e and wor thwhile objective.
4. The San Francisco Army Aviati on Cadet Examining
Board   at this time to expres its deep appreciation
for the fine recruitment work being accomplished by the
CIVIL AIR PATROL.
For the District Recl"Uj tina and J nduction Officer:
CLAUDE HILTON,
Ca pt. , AC,
Presi dent of the Board.
NEW RECRUI TINC SERVo COMES TO TOWN AND SHOWS I TS STUFF
WINC COM. RHINE AND WAR HEROS W A LKER, J AC KSON, CL OVER
INDIANS OF SHERMAN INSTITUTE ARE INFORMED OF CAP PLA N
ST ATEWIDE CURBSIDE INFORMATION CIVEN THE WHOLE WEEK
MANY ENROLLMENTS MADE IN CHINESE THEATRE FORECOURT
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IN REPLY
REFER TO
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WAR DEPARTMENT
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL' S OFFI CE
WASHINGTON 25, D , C ,
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4411 16 Novembor 1943.
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¥ajor Bertrand Rhine, Commander
California Wing, Civil Air Patrol
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, California
Dear Major Rhine:
Major Gerald H. Sullivan, A.C., Aesistant A.ir
Liaison Officer,   Ninth Service Command, Fort
Douglas, Utah, has forwarded your recent report and brochure
on Aviation Cadet Recruiting. .
This evidence of your initiative and resourceful-
ness is commendable. Your consistent cooperation with Major
Strand, the AAF representative at the Los Angeles Recruiting
and Induction District, has contributed materially to the
success of this program. We are advising Lt. Col. Enrle L.
Johnson, A.C., National Commander, C.A.P., of your interest
and act! vi ties.
Very truly your 8,

Lt. Col., Air Corps,
Liaison Officer, Avo. Cadet Br.,
Office, Asst. Chief of Air Staff,
Personnel.
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SAN DIEGO
SA'\; DI EGO A VIATl Oi\ CADET EXAMINGING BOARD
304 Common wea lul Bl dg., 524 "B" Street
SUBJECT:
TO:
San Diego 1, Ca liforni a
23 November 1943
Ci vi l Air Patrol Squadr on 913-1
Commandi ng Officer
Cal iforni a   Headquar ters
U. S_ Civil Air Patrol
453 South Spri ng Street
Los Angel es, Ca lifornia
1. This is to again report on the excel lent work bt' ing
done by Civil Air Patrol quadron 913-1 of San Diego.
2. War rant Officer Melvi n L. Ki ous of that squadron
has to date given assembly programs at all the city high
schools and at two of the largest count y hi gh chool .
Through these program he has received many applications
from eventeen- yea r-olds, many of whom are al ready
in the Air Corps Enli sted Reser ve.
3. WO Ki ous' programs have been so succes ful that
this Examining Board is making a rrangements to provide
hi m with tra nsportati on in order that he may cont inue his
work in the other count y high schools which are located in
outl ying distri ct.
For the Di trict Rctg. and Ind. Officer :
SANTA ANA
V. A. Kemmer rer
Intelligence Offi cer
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Cali forni a Wing Headquart ers
4·53 So. Spring Street
Los Angeles, Californi a
Dear ir:
HARRY L. McMILLEl\
lVI ajor, Air Corp
Presiden t of the Board
You r letter dated 30 October 1943, together with encl osed
material on your Avi ati on Cadet Recruit ing Campaign has
been received_
The material you submitted regarding your Aviation
Cadet Recruit ing Campaign has been carefull y studi ed, and
I fee l that this ca mpaign, together with the other activities
which your organization is carrying on is a real contribution
to the War Effort as a whole, and parti cu larl y to ilie Ar my
Air Forces.
I wi h to express my si ncere appreciation to you and to
California Wi ng Commander, Bert rand Rhine, for the inter -
e t which you and your organization are show; nl! in the pro-
curement of Aviation Cadets for the Army Air Forces.
Sincerel y yours,
L. A. WALTON,
Brigadier Gener al, G.s.c.,
Chief of Staff.
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LT. SMITH, DOWNED IN FRANCE, ESCAPED CONCENTRATION CAMP
A TRAFFIC TICKET CLENDALE' S MAYOR HANDLED (PUBLICITY?)
BOYS TOUCH AVIATION AT STATEWIDE CAMPAICN EXHIBITS
BOYS LI KE THESE, ALL OVER STATE WERE ALSO INTERESTED
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CLENDALE WINDOW IS LOADED TO CRAB PASSINC EYE5--IT DID
R.O.T.C. STUDENTS CAN ADVANCE TRAININC WITH CAP SUBJECTS
STAFFS LIKE THESE IN MANY COMMUNITIES SERVED ALL· WEEK
SWELL MATERIAL FOR A SWELL EDUCATION" A SWELL FUTURE
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NINTH SERVICE COMMAND
Headquarters inth Service Command
Office of the Air Liai on Offi cer
Fort Douglas, Utah
Major Bertrand · Rhine
Commander, California Wing
Civi l Air Patrol
Los Angeles, Californ ia
My Dear Major Rhine:
4 ~ o v e m   e r 1943
We have just received from Major Str and, our AAF
r epr esentative of the U. S. Army Recruiting-Induction Serv-
ice in Los Angeles_ a copy of repor t which your Assistant
Adjutant, 1st Lt. Wall er M. Buckman, submill ed to you,
25 Octol er, on Aviation Cadet Recruitment Week, ~ o v e m   e r
1 to 7, together with the brochure which the Californ ia Wing_
CAP, has pl"l' pared in connection with this special act ivity.
You are to be complimented, Major Rhine, on the en-
thusiastic and thorough participation which you are di recting
in connecti on wit h the Aviati on Cadet Recr uiting Campai""n
Week. Thi s whol e-hearted, practi cal cooperati on bespeaks
in no uncertain terms the complete understand ing the CAP
has of the importance of Avi ation Cadet trainin .... in relation
to the general wa r eA" orl.
Very trul y yours,
CERALD M. -LLIVA r
Major, AC
A t. Ai r Liai on Offi er
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Whi le aclual fi gures are not being released by the Ex-
amining Boards, the}' have all been elated over the r ul t- and
are anxious to have CAP continue the Row of en listees to
them for scr eening.
At the special request of LI. Col. Earl e J ohnson enough
copi t' of thi issue of " Wing Tips" will I e sent to I ati ona l
Headquarters for 11 liberal distr ibuti on to other Wings. This
Wing hopes the ideas workt·d out by its unit s may prove
helpful 10 other in thi s j b of ours_