Those Due To Be Drafted Can Enlist Now, Choose
Their Own Units
Youths of 18 and 19 in the Cumberland area, due to be included in
the draft may enlist now and select any branch of the service in
which they wish to serve, Sergt. Clarence Biehn, in charge of the
local recruiting office said.
He also said men between 18 and 35 years of age are needed in tank
destroyers units at Camp Hood, Texas, and in the paratroop troops.
Men enlisting in the parachutist units must weigh less than 174
pounds. They will be assigned to the 508th Parachute Infantry
Regiment, Camp Blanding, Fla.
Sergt. Biehn today received word from Capt. Robert D. Redding,
president of the Aviation Cadet Examining Board in Baltimore that
the educational requirements have been lowered for those desiring to
be an aviation cadet in meteorology. Now, according to
Capt. Redding, the requirements have been revised as follows:
applicants must have completed two years of college having
specialized in the sciences or engineering and must have
satisfactorily completed thorough courses in mathematics
including differential and integral calculus and physics preferably
to include heat and thermo dynamics. The age group for
meteorology remains the same, 19 to 31.
According to Capt.. Redding, many young men have applied in recent months
and were turned down because they had only completed two years of
college. They are now eligible under the new regulations.
He urges that they apply again while openings are available.
Further information may be obtained by either visiting or writing
the U.S. Army Aviation Cadet Examining Board, Court Square
Building, Lexington and Calvert streets, Baltimore.
[Cumberland Evening Times (Cumberland, Maryland) · Fri,
Oct 16, 1942 · Page 11] [PDF]
PVT. JAMES E. HAMMONDS
MOVED TO CAMP BLANDING
Shannon, Dec. 24. -- Pvt. James E. Hammonds, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hammonds of Shannon,
who was inducted into the army at Fort Bragg on Nov. 26, has been j transferred to Camp Blanding, Fla.
His address is: Pvt. .lames E. Hammonds, Co. I, 508 Parachute lnf, No
3446'36'01, Camp Blanding Fla.
[The Robesonian, Lumberton, NC, 24 Dec 1942, Thu, Page 4]
By LORNA CARROLL
THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND HIM
Paratroops from all over the country now are undergoing ground training
at Camp Blanding. The 508th parachute Infantry regiment under Col. Roy
Lindquist has moved to Blanding from Fort Benning to train recruits in
basic ground work before sending them to advanced work at the Georgia
There will be a few jumps made at Camp Blanding, but they
will not be part of the regiment's training. The jumps will be made
principally to show recruits what a parachuting soldier looks like in
the air and as he lands. Main part of the training will be basic
infantry training with 'chute packing and harness rigs for men who come
from as far away as California.
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