Friday, February 15, 2008

JANUARY 1944 - PAGE 22

The shakedown cruise to Bermuda lasted about six weeks which places us roughly at the beginning of 1944. Perhaps that was when mail was picked up. Maybe this U. S. Coast Guard Magazine was waiting for William with his mail in port. All that servives of this issue (in William's memorabilia) is the cover of the January 1944 issue.

"You can't train thousands of Navy fledglings to split the flight deck of a converted lake steamer with their landing gear without having a few of them spin into the drink. But the Navy is ready for just such an emergency and has the crash boats that get there in times so that the embrionic wearer of the golden wings ususally suffers little more than a ducking. We are proud to have a hand in this rescue work. For it is the Sterling Admiral (Vimalert design), Petrel and Dolphin engines that power many of these fast, dependable little craft."
"Kia ora says the New Zealander when he wants to give you his best wishes. It's a down-under way of telling you that you're a pal and that your welfare is a matter of mutual interest. The American soilder says if another way. Have a "Coke", says he, and in three words he has made a friend. It's a custom that has followed the flag from the tropics to the polar regions. It's the phrase that says, Welcome, neighbor from Auckland to Alberquerque, from New Zealand to New Mexico. 'Round the globe, Coca-cola stands for the pause that refreshes, - has become the high-sign between friendly-minded people. * * * In news stories, books and magazines, you read how much our fighting men cherish Coca-Cola wherever they get it. Yes, more than just a delicious drink, "Coke" reminds them of happy times at home. Luckily, they find Coca-Cola - bottled on the spot - in over 35 allied and nuetral countries 'round the globe."
". . . She's a Marine - and a camera sharpshooter of Marine Aviation. Her rank is Sergeant . . . Sgt. Florence _________ (full name ommitted by regulation), of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve. Her cigarette is Camel - the favortie with men in the Marines, in all the services. 'I like everything about Camels,' says Sergeant Florence, 'especially their freshness!' That's right, Seargeant Florence! Camels stay fresh - they're packed to fo round the world!

"CAMERA GUNNER! Sergeant Florence (shown at the left) aims her special aerial camera at the terrain far below - and when the film is developed in the Photo Laboratory . . . FEW SECRETS ARE HIDDIN from the penetrating eye of Sergeant Florence's camera! In the photo Lab (below), over a smooth, fullflavored Camel, Sergeant Florence,right, with a technician study her 'shots'."

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