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The White Falcon


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No. 1.

Reykjavik, Iceland, Saturday, Sept. 27th 1941.

Price: 3 cents (20 aurar)

Troops Move

Into Camps.

Well done, my lads.

It isn't often a sergeant

speaks to his men in .such

terms, but the expression is

most appropriate in the case

of soldiers, who worked day

and night in getting equipment

off boats and into new camp


Fact that the unloading of

equipment had been given

thorough study was evidenc-

ed by the manner in which

members of the command pro-

gressed. A steady stream of

trucks pounded the roads be-

tween camps and unloading

point for eight days and nights,

and on the ninth day, Wednes-

day, headquarters were func-

tioning at all stations.

The transition was accomp-

lished with few mishaps, the

main difficulty being break-

down of vehicles, either by ac-

cident or mechanical defects.


The old order giveth the way

to the new and so the Amer-

ican Army Bugle bows out

making way for The White Fal-

con. We have enjoyed putting

out the old paper but know

that this new addition to the

newssheets in Iceland will be

bigger and we hope better than

our earliest effort. The Falcon,

by way of explanation of our

new title, is the national bird

of the Icelandic people and in

tribute to them we are proud

that they allow us to use this

symbol in conjunction with our

American eagle.



An exchange of letters between the commanding generals

of the British forces and the American army was announced

today A reprint of the letters follows:

19th September, 1941.

Major-General C. H. Bonesteel,

Commanding U.S. Forces in Iceland.

On my own behalf and that of the British Forces in Ice-

land, may I extend to you and to the U. S. Army about to

land a most hearty welcome to Iceland.

During recent weeks the British Forces have deeply ap-

preciated the privilege of working in the closest cooperation

with their friends the U. S. Marines and U. S. Airforce in the

defense of this vital strategic point. Now all are looking for-

ward to the same honour with the U. S. Army.

All feel the importance of the historic fact of the troops

of the two great democracies standing here shoulder to should-

er in the fight for freedom against Nazidom, and as a result

enjoying the feeling of absolute confidence in final victory.

(Signed) H. O. CURTIS,


Commanding British Forces in Iceland.

Walsh Asks Greer Log


man Walsh of the Senate Nav-

al Committee requested Naval

Secretary Frank Knox Friday

to produce the official log of

the Destroyer Greer, publicly.

Especially for the entire day of

its encounter with a German

submarine off Iceland. This

to let the public know just

what had happened. Isolation-

ist Senators claimed that the

Greer fired first at the German



Reykjavik, Iceland.

20th September, 1941.

Major General H. 0. Curtis, C.B., D.S.O., M.C„

It is with distinct soldierly pride and appreciation that

I hasten to acknowledge your most cordial letter of welcome

to me and to the latest American addition to the common

defense of this island.

Such a gesture of comradeship and good will from veter-

ans who have blazed the trail of Icelandic defense is a spur

to our finest effort.                                                                  *

I am indeed happy and proud to be associated with the

splendid soldiers of His Majesty's Forces in the protection of

this northern outpost, and I assure you that this feeling is

shared by every member of the American Forces.

'Your gracious message is being published  to my entire



Major General, U.S. Army,






By taking both ends of a

double header on Thursday,

the Dodgers won the right to

raise the first pennant flag in

21 years over Ebbets Field and

to settle the long dispute be-

tween the ardent Flatbush fans

and the Bronxites as to their

chances of Spirit against long


Seldom more than three

games away from the Scrappy

Cards the Durocher men ent-

ered the final stretch this week,

with a slim lead. This margin

was slashed on Sunday, when

the Redbirds beat the Cubs 6

—5 and 7—0, while the Brooks

split a twin bill with the low-

ly Phils, taking the first game

8 to 3 and dropping the second


The Dodgers regained a half

a game of their precious lead

on Monday by blanking the

Phils 5—0 while the Cards

were idle.

The Cards muffed their big

chance to catch the idle Brooks

(Continued on page h.)

Photo by U.S. Army Air Corps.



commanding   officer   of   the

Iceland Base Command shown

with   Lt.   Col.   E.   M.   Morris,

commanding    officer    of    the

Air Corps Unit upon the form-

er's arrival.

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