The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 02.12.1944, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 02.12.1944, Blaðsíða 1
Vol. VII ICKLAND, Saturday, Deoember 2, 1944. No. 11. GREATEST PRIVILEGE IN THE WORLD" "The greatest privilege in the world" - Amer- ican citizenship - was conferred this week upon the three enlisted men shown in above photo. Left to right are: Pvt. Raul Jiminez and Pvt. Jesus Lomeli, formerly of Mexico; and Tec 5 Carl Zeder, formerly of Germany. Administering the oath is Second Secretary of the American Legation, the Hon. Benjamin Hulley. The sold- iers declared that it was a "wonderful feeling" to be at last bonafide citizens of "the good old U.S.A." Yank Tells How He Nipped Career Of 'Desert Fox' Twenty-year-old Lt. Harold Miller of Santa Rosa, Calif., is the American pilot who str- afed the German staff car last July 24 in which Field Marshal Er- win Rommel (the "Desert Foxi was fatally injur- ed. . Films released by the AAF showed bullets from Miller *s machine gun spewing into $&, staff car 20 miles Jbeirind the Normandy lirjgjH An interview with Miller filled in the background that the car was the only Nazi staff car destroyed by the AAF that day. Lt. Miller reported that he scored direct hits with his first burst, causing the fuel tank to explode and burst into flames. SHELLS RATIONED ON BATTLEFRONT Pres. Roosevelt last week backed up Gen. Ei- senhower's plea for in- creased production, ci- ting the fact that sh- ells have had to be ra- tioned. Thts has brou- ght about undue loss of life and is caused by workers changing Jobs. SIXTH BOND DRIVE BEGINS AS PRES. DECLARES WAR COSTING U. S. $ 250,000,000 PER DAY In a radio address opening the Sixth War Loan drive, now underway for both soldiers and civilians, President Roosevelt last Sunday night-sta- ted that the prosecution of the war is costing the U.S. $250,000,000 a day and warned that many costly battles must still be fought on the road to total victory. Participation of the IBC in this latest bond drive began yesterday and will continue until December 31. All personnel, both officers and enlisted men, are urged by the Command to purchase at least one bond for cash during this period. Quota for the IBC has been set at $10,000. KtrnniT^Miiiiiiiiui Gen. Tourtellot Awarded Legion Of Merit r NAZI GENERAL THINKS Gl CHOW GOOD CAUSE FOR SURRENDER Brig. Gen. George P. I Tourtellot, former Com- manding General of the Army Air Forces in Ice- land, has been awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritor- ious conduct in the performance of outstan- ding services to the Government while here. The citation commend- ed Gen. Tourtellot for the "training and or- ganization of a highly efficient air arm which proved of greatest val- ue in the defense of Iceland." Gen. Tourtellot is now commanding the 72nd Fighter Wing at Peter- son Fi£ldi_Colorado. Dec. 6 Is Deadline On Christmas Greetings Via Cablegram The sending of EFM and greeting messages of the sender's own composition will be suspended during the period of December 6 to December 25. Messages of own com- position, other than greetings, may be sent. Full service will be resumed after Dec. 25. Major Gen. Erich Els- ter, the German comman- der who surrendered 20, 000 men along the Loire River in September, re- marked upon arriving in the U.S. this week that "If I knew that Ameri- can food was as good as this, I'd have surren- dered sooner." Gen. Elster is not convinced, either, that he's a blood brother of the Japs. "We ought to combine, your country and mine, and take over England and France," he was quoted as telling a fellow passenger. ALLIED AUTHORITIES RELEASE BRITISH WRITER CHARGED WITH AIDING HUN British author P. G. Wodehouse, who was arr- ested in Paris for aid- ing the Germans by his broadcasts in 1941, has been released. He was released on the condition that he live under surveillance at a distance of more than 3 miles of Paris. Mrs. Wodehouse, who was taken into custody, was also released. ALRIGHT JOHN, WE'LL 00 IT TOMORROW-WELL INVEST] ALL OUR 6WIN6S IN WAR BONDS I I Ro-bomb Attacks on U.S. 'Possible' Say Experts Robot bomb attacks on the continental U.S. are "entirely possible" the War and Navy Depar- tments disclosed recen- tly, answering ques- tions raised by news- paper editors. Such attacks, a joint statement said, "might be launched from sub- marines lying offshore or from one-way sacri- fice flights of long- range bombers control- led across the Atlantic by submarine. It is also possible that att- acks might be launched from catapult-plane tenders. It is extreme- ly possible that such attacks could entirely elude Allied sea and air patrols."______ Gl Radio Station Here Feated In Special Broadcast From Hollywood Ginny Simms, Cass Da- ley, Linda Darnell and Lum and Abner were a few of the Bollywood and radio stars heard yesterday in a special salute to the troops in Iceland. The program, reoorded in Hollywood, marked the first anniversary of tho Armed Forces Ka- di o Station here. PRINTED BY BASE ENGINEER

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