The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 27.09.1941, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 27.09.1941, Blaðsíða 1
LANDSBOKASAFf* \jTs 1502B7 ;S LANDS THE WHITE FALCON 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 sites. 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. TAPS 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. BRITISH, U.S. GENERAL in EXCHANGE of LETTERS 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, Major-General, Commanding British Forces in Iceland. Walsh Asks Greer Log WASHINGTON. — Chair- 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 submarine. HEADQUABTERS ICELAND BASE COMMAND. 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 command. C. H. BONESTEEL, Major General, U.S. Army, Commanding. DODGERS WIN WORLD SERIES TO START ON WEDNESDAY 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 hitting. 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 6—3. 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. MAJOB-GENERAL C. H. BONESTEEL, 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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