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1141st Quartermaster Co. (AVN) - Company Log - 1942 to 1945
By Vernon F. Sheedy - April, 1982

Edited by: Marion D. Fulton and Edward J. Conway
Published by: John H. Scharding and Jane Scharding Koziel

APRIL 1942: Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Permanent Station):

20 April 1942 Det. 1st QM Co. (Sup)(Avn) and Det. 1st QM Co. (Sup)(Avn) 98th Air Base Group disbanded and activated the 188th QM Plat. Serv Center (Avn) PP #3, Special Order #105, Hqs. Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana dated 20 April 1942, pursuant to General Order #67, Hqs. 3rd Air Force, Tampa, Florida dated 16 April 1942. 2nd Lt. Emmett G. Scharding, 0-299027, was appointed Commanding Officer. The following named men activated the organization:

1141st Original Members

S/Sgt. Edward J. Stokoski, 6916837
Sgt. Jess T. Blaine, 15011759
Cpl. William A. Bland, 15011794
Cpl. Rudolph C. Pardue, 15054397
Cpl. John P. Wainscott, 36008515
Pfc. 3rd C1 Sp Marion D. Fulton, 33109712
Pvt. 5th C1 Sp Samuel J. Gentle, 15087998
Pvt. 6th C1 Sp Leo S. Hays, 36008487
Pvt. Marion L. Aimone, 36312562
Pvt. John J. Addis, 15085901
Pvt. Gilbert W. Alexander, 15087581
Pvt. Dale L. Barthel, 36312614
Pvt. Malcolm E. Bell, 32202576
Pvt. John Bigas, 32202021
Pvt. William E. Blankenship, 15087990
Pvt. Millard E. Browning, 15087951
Pvt. William R. Buchanan, 34120094
Pvt. Howard G. Buesing, 32202559
Pvt. Harold W. Caldwell, 34176114
Pvt. Edward J. Conway, 15088006
Pvt. Walter M. Curtin, 36312511
Pvt. James R. Dolan, 32202875
Pvt. James E. Emerson, 15057652
Pvt. Martin Flanagan, 11037735
Pvt. Peter Fondulas, 32202986
Pvt. James Freed, 15087992
Pvt. Earl J. Gray, 36312447
Pvt. Orville M. Heard, 34059883
Pvt. William R. Henes, 32203516
Pvt. James R. Hochadel, 15087602
Pvt. Joseph G. Hodkinson, 11042388
Pvt. Ira Hollaway, 34185672
Pvt. Joseph E. Kazzerek, 32188886
Pvt. Joseph Kolar, 33118200
Pvt. Albert C. Kolb, 36312390
Pvt. Fred Kornblut, 31063470
Pvt. Clarence F. Johnson, 36312474
Pvt. Sebastiano Leonardo, 33118071
Pvt. Allen L. Loomis, 13039415
Pvt. Clarence E. Lutzinger, 13031680
Pvt. James E. Lynch, 32203049
Pvt. Joseph B. Lynch, 32203273
Pvt. Patrick P. MacLaugahton, 13045840
Pvt. Augustus J. Marshall, 32203106
Pvt. Lawrence E. May, 32203200
Pvt. Robert H. McLaughlin, 13046117
Pvt. Joseph J. Markoya, 31037373
Pvt. Frank J. Meady, 31037404
Pvt. Frank A. Michorski, 36311812
Pvt. James I. Mileato, 36312631
Pvt. Codrea Muntean, 15011916
Pvt. Robert V. Nolan, 36312401
Pvt. John S. Oblak, 36312385
Pvt. Robert H. O'Connell, 36312465
Pvt. Joseph J. Pacyga, 36007581
Pvt. Harold R. Pedigo, 36311817
Pvt. Roy 0. Poynter, 15087584
Pvt. Thomas P. Philbin, 35280657
Pvt. Kenneth J. Redman, 36312457
Pvt. Walton Rogers, 15073075
Pvt. Frank J. Salvos 31060154
Pvt. Henry W. Schrader, 15072624
Pvt. Willie J. Sexton, 15054559
Pvt. Vernon F. Sheedy, 36312408
Pvt. John E. Sipes, 15087588
Pvt. Anthony Smida, 13039352
Pvt. Alfred T. Snawder, 15087579
Pvt. Wendyl Sowl, 15086024
Pvt. Oscar Sokolinsky, 12039140
Pvt. Aloysius J. Spitz, 36312411
Pvt. Harry E. Ticew 33092232
Pvt. Lawrence W. Tippett, 13042793
Pvt. Lawrence V. Ware, 15011808
Pvt. Philip Wasserstrom, 15085900
Pvt. Eugene M. Wojtaszek, 15085886
Pvt. Isaac R. Woodward, 33122443
Pvt. Glenn C. Woolcox, 36312500

MAY 1942_-Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana:

16 May 1942, we had a Company Party at the movies Legion Club Room. It was strictly a stag party. Phil Wasserstrom was at the head of the committee seeing he knew about everyone in Fort Wayne, so that way the party

didn't cost our outfit very much. Had plenty of beer and eats for all. Lt. Scharding really showed the boys how to drink in fact he had to be driven back to the Base. Towards the end of the party Stokoski was mopping the floor and Dolan coming right along behind spilling beer all over it again. There was so much beer on the floor at times you could almost swim The Legionnaires furnished a couple silent movies for entertainment and it sure was something to watch the Count and his women.

Sgt. John P. Wainscott married Miss Mary Erickson at the Methodist Church, Garrettt Indiana. S/Sgt. Fulton was beat man and Miss Dorothy Wagner was bridesmaid.

27 May 1942, the entire organization moved into bivouac area known as "Camp Scharding", located approximately one mile South East of Baer Field, and moved back to Baer Field on 30 May 1942. The object of this bivouac was to acquaint the men and train them with Field conditions.

30 May 1942, Lt. Scharding and 25 of the boys drove Jeeps in the Memorial Day Parade in downtown Fort Wayne. They use to get out on the runway with the Jeeps at night quite often and practice driving in formation. The Friday night before the Memorial Day Parade they really had a time going over the obstacle course near Camp Scharding.

During our stay at Baer Field personnel of organization were placed on jobs in the Quartermaster Offices and Warehouses for training purposes to acquaint them with designated jobs which they were expected to perform in the Field.

While stationed at Baer Field we sort of got acquainted with Army life because most of us were new to it then. Fort Wayne was a swell town for soldiers. Eddie Stokoski really had a nice setups with Sally's car on the Base all the time. Lt. Scharding had quite the time keeping Jimmy Dolan out of trouble. Can remember the morning early just before we left that Marshall, Fulton and I tried to be M.P.'s and get Jimmy out of the clink in Fort Wayne. Nearly got ourselves in there instead. If you want to find out how the "night spots" ran in Fort Wayne then ask Lee Hayes especially the Mecca Club. Hayes, Wainscott, Bluene, Sexton and Stokoski knew Fort Wayne like a book after being there nearly a year. Lt. Scharding and Lt. Roos really were well known while there. Major Douglas was Base Quartermaster and took fairly good care of our outfit.

Pvt. James Emerson caused our outfit many problems. Most of the guys felt sorry for him. but he brought most of his problems on himself. He owed Sheedy $60, and Conway took him up to the Base Hospital before we left to get the money. Guess he owed a few of the other guys in the outfit.

JUNE l942--MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida (Temporary Change of Station):

1 June 1942, 188th QM Plat Serv Center (Avn) transferred from Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana to Mac Dill Field, Tampa, Florida PP #1, Special Order #143, Hqs. Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana dated 29 May 1942, in compliance with letter Hqs. 3rd Air Force, 3 A.F. 370.3 dated 24 May 1942. One Officer and seventy-two Enlisted Men departed 1900 hours 1 June 1942 from Baer Field and arrived MacDill Field 1000 hours 4 June 1942. Morale excellent. Movement was made via Troop Train. Tec 4 Heard, Pvt. Emerson, Pvt. Meady and Pvt. Sokolinsky were sick in Base Hospital, so will Join us at a later date. Pvt. Buesing was on Detached Service B. & C. School Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. The ride on the troop train was the first for all of Us as a Company and was something new. We really had the time with our mascot "Stinky" along. Conway sure did have a good time coming down, the reason was that he had been working hard and needed the rest. The first night we were on our was he took off his pants and shirt from then on went around in the car with his shorts and tee shirt on and wore dark glasses. Finally shaved and straightened around the morning before we landed in Tampa.

16 June 1942, organization received six Enlisted Men from Hqs. Wilmington Army Airport PP #3* Special Order #93, Hqs. Wilmington Army Airport, Wilmington, N. C. dated 16 June 1942.

Pvt. Nicholas W. Agatheas 32288316
Pvt. Richmond 0. Ramage 15114784
Pvt. Robert H. Reder 32374641
Pvt. John J. Schneggenburger 32284371
Pvt. Howard M. Towner 12080851
Pvt. Bert E. Waite 32284443

17 June 1942, the following named Enlisted Men were transferred to the 179th QM Plat Serv Center (Avn) Fort Myers Florida PP #18, Special Order #168 Hqs. Army Air Base, MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida dated 17 June 1942.

Sgt. Jess T. Blaine 15011759
Tec 4 John S. Oblak, 36312385 (In Charge)
Cpl. William A. Bland 15011794
Cpl. Rudolph C. Pardue 15054397
Tec 5 Joseph E. Kaczerek 32188886
Tec 5 Albert C. Kolb 36312390
Tec 5 Robert V. Nolan 36312401
Tec 5 Willie J. Sexton 15054559
Tec 5 Philip Wasserstrom 15085900
Pfc. Dale L. Barthel 36312604
Pfc. Malcolm E. Bell 32202576
Pfc William E. Blankenship 15087990
Pfc. Clarence F. Johnaon 36312474
Pfc. Lawrence E. May 32203200
Pfc.. Frank A. Michorski, 36311812
Pvt. John J. Addis 15085901
Pvt. Gilbert A. Alexander 150&
Pvt. Marion L. Aimone 36313562
Pvt. John Bigas 32202021
Pvt. Harold W. Caldwell 34176114
Pvt. James R. Dolant 32202875
Pvt. Martin Flanagan 11037735
Pvt. Peter Fondulas; 32202986
Pvt. James Freed 15087992
Pvt. James R. Hochadel 15087602
Pvt. Joseph G. Hodkinson 11042388
Pvt. Ira Hollaway 34185672
Pvt. Joseph Kolar 33118200
Pvt. James E. Lynch 32203049
Pvt. Joseph B. Lynch 32203273

JUNE 1942--MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida:

17 June 1942 Contd:

Pfc. Codrea Muntean, 15011916
Pfc. Robert H. O'Connell, 36312465
Pfc.. Harold R. Pedigo, 36311817
Pfc. Kenneth J. Redman, 36312457
Pfc. Henry W. Schrader, 15072624
Pfc. Lawrence V. Ware, 15011808
Pfc. Isaac R. Woodward, 33122443
Pfc. Eugene M. WoJtaszek, 15085$86
Pfc. Glenn C. Woolcox, 36312500
Pvt. Clarence E. Lutzinger, 13031680
Pvt. Joseph J. Markoya, 31037373
Pvt. Robert H. McLaughlin, 13046117
Pvt. Roy 0. Poynter, 15087584
Pvt. Walton Rogers, 15073075
Pvt. John E. Sipes, 15087588
Pvt. Anthony Smida, 13039352
Pvt. Alfred T. Snawder, 15087579
Pvt. Lawrence W. Tippett, 13042793

18 June 1942, the following named Enlisted Men were assigned this organization from the 171st QM Plat Serv Center (Avn) the 784th QM Co. (TRK) and the 785th QM Co. (TRK):

Tec 5 Perry A. Burnette, 7084607
Tec 5 Russell E. Motter, 13002095
Pfc. James E. Clappe, 36167205
Pfc. Joseph D. Bogan, 33138495
Pfc. Donald C. Gorman, 16061534
Pfc. James H. Griffin, 35261158
Pfc. Angel Reyes, 32198084
Pfc. Joel A. Silk, 12057536
Pvt. Sylvester L. Aleski, 33134041
Pvt. Theodore N. Archer, 12034713
Pvt. Sidney C. Baileys, 35207870
Pvt. Isadore Bolot, 32284077
Pvt. Robert B. Bunsold, 37155237
Pvt. John E. Catlett, 331221705
Pvt. John R. Droll, 35307868
Pvt. Elmo J. Fagg, 14092095
Pvt. Donald J. Fike, 39087491
Pvt. Kenneth W. Geiger, 16048962
Pvt. Alexander Goldman, 32203713
Pvt. Sam Gross, 12043563
Pvt. James B. Harrison, 33069114
Pvt. Anthony J. Hilinski, 11064688
Pvt. Milton Kaplan, 12037499
Pvt. Sidney Katz, 32236654
Pvt. George W. KreJci, 37190332
Pvt. Thomas LaRocca, 18114626
Pvt. Samuel L. Lester, 38047455
Pvt. John E. Louden, 33144137
Pvt. Garneth C. Mathis, 37179533
Pvt. Victor R. Marrello, 32236539
Pvt. Louis R. Marzec, 32197811
Pvt. Edward J. McManus, 33144312
Pvt. Joseph P. Messmer, 37179608
Pvt. Frank J. O'Keefe, 37138911
Pvt. Charles H. Ostrander, 35300876
Pvt. Gerald Pasma, 36172818
Pvt. William F. Patton, 13036108
Pvt. Lawrence A. Polly, 13035952
Pvt. Victor Ranowicz, 32197622
Pvt. Henry P. Schlegel, 32189973
Pvt. Oscar Sokolinsky, 12039140
Pvt. Glenn K. Smogard, 37173717
Pvt. Roy L. Sievers, 36056996
Pvt. James M. Sparks, 38094832
Pvt. John W. Tomb, 35355315
Pvt. John IM. Turner, 34196845
Pvt. John A. Wahrer, 32235985
Pvt. Lester F. Wilder, 35456710

MacDill Field. Tampa. Florida:

Organization trained under the O.T.U. Training Program for overseas duty, at least that is what they told us anyway. We lived in tents and the area was called "Boom Town". The open air mess hall was terrific with rats running around under the floor. Most of the guys ate what they could get at the small Post Exchange in "Boom Town" or else rode the trolley out to the hospital mess. Plenty of bandaged hands or arms at that time to get you through. It rained most every day we were there and our clothes were damp all the time. It was something to try and crawl into your sack under the net without letting a couple dozen mosquitoes come in with you. The sand fleas sure would work on your joints and knuckles. The last night at "Boom Town" we all slept by a big fire cause the mosquitoes were flying in formations and bugs were so bad. Most of us went to St. Petersburg, Florida swimming a few times on the Army convoys, or else to Sulfur Springs in Tampa on a pass. The only good thing about MacDill Field was the EM's Service Club and that was really alright. They put out a very good meal which you couldn't get at the mess halls. The beer halls was always occupied by some of our boys each night. Ask Buck why we was going down the street towards the area hollering "no more" to Conway, Stokoski, Hays and the rest of the guys. We were only stationed at MacDill Field for three weeks but it was a three weeks that none of us shall ever forget.

An incident that happened at MacDill Field should be noted. Alton & Sheedy thought Lt. Scharding was going to be Court Martialed - here is how it happened: Hqs called Lt. Scharding to come down to discuss with them about splitting our outfit. This really set the "Old Man" off because he felt he had us trained after "Camp Scharding" at Baer Field and we were ready to head overseas.

Well the "Old Man" really told this Major off at Hqs - all the time Fulton is trying to get the "Old Man" out of the office before he would be "Court Martialed" It just made him furious to have his outfit split.

June 1942 -- Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho traveled Change of Station): ,25 June 1942, 188th QM Plat Serv Center (Awn) transferred from MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida to Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho PP #6* Specs Order #118, Hqs 29th Bombardment Group (H), MacDill Field dated 19 June 1942, pursuant to authority PP #25, Special Order #169, Hqs, MacDill Field dated 18 June 1942. One Officer and eighty-one Enlisted Men departed MacDill Field 1600 hours 25 June 1942 via troop train and arrived Gowen Field 1400 hours 29 June 1942. Morale excellent. This train ride made the second one in the month of June for our outfit. We traveled approximately 5000 mile in the month of June passing through 14 states Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Idaho. The boys all wanted to bring our mascot "Stinky" along so we smuggled her on the train. This was another wild time and it was a good thing the record chests or footlocker with the typewriter in it weren't checked cause someone would have gotten into trouble. Lt. Scharding got a delay in route to stop off and see his wife.

16 July 1942 188th QM Plat Serv Center (Avn) was redesigned 188th QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) PP #1, General Order #69, Section I, Hqs. Army Air Forces, Air Service Command, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio dated 16 July 1942.

20 July 1942: 2nd Lt. Emmett G. Scharding, 0-299027, promoted to 1st Lt. per Special Order #163, War Department dated 29 June 1942.

22 July 1942: the following named men of this organization were given promotions per Company Order #3 dated 22 July 1942.

Sgt. Conway promoted to Staff Sergeant (A/lst Sgt. ) Pvt. Browning promoted to Tec 5 Grade

13 August 1942, the following named Enlisted Man of this organization is reduced to the grade of Private per Company Order #4 dated 13 August 1942. Tec 5 Perry A. Burnotte 7084607

18 August 1942 the following named Enlisted Man of this organization is to be A/1st Sgt. until further notice per Company Order #5 dated 18 August 1942. Tec 3 Marion D. Fulton 33109712

31 August 1942 the following named Enlisted Man of this organization is to be A/lst Sgt. until further notice per Company Order #6 dated 31 August 1942. Tec Augusta J. Marshall 32203106

AUGUST 1942- Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho: 21 August 1942, the following named Enlisted Men of this organization are transferred in grads to Hqs & Hqs Sqd, 39th Service Group, Gowen Field effective 1 September 1942 per Company Order #7 dated 31 August 1942, pursuant to Verbal Order of the Commanding Officer, Hqs. IV Air Service Area Command, 1330 J Street, Sacramento, California.

T/Sgt. Edward J. Stokoski (052) 6916837
Tec 5 Joseph J. Pacyga (821) 36007581
Pvt. Sam Gross (368)12043563
Pvt. John E. Catlett (055) 33122705
Pvt. Perry A. Burnetee (245) 7084607
Pvt. Kenneth W. Geiger (245) 16048962

SEPTEMBER 1942:

1 September 1942, the following named Enlisted Men of this organization are promoted to grades indicated per Company Order #8 dated 1 September 1942.

Cpl. Sheedy promoted to Tec 4 Grade. Pfc. Clappet Kornblutt, Philbin, Salvo, Silk, Sowl, Spitz and Tice promoted to Tec 5 Grade. Privates Bolot, Droll, Fagg, Fike, Harrison, Henes, Katz, Krejci, Loomis, Louden, Marrello, Firzec, McManus, Meady, Ostrander, Pasma, Ramage, Ranowicz, Schlegel, Sievers, Sparks and Turner promoted to Private First Class.

5 September 1942, organization was assigned to the 83rd Service Group, Lubbock Texas per Section V-1 General Order #104 Hqs. Army Air Force, Air Service Command Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio dated 5 September 1942.

13 September 1942, the following named Enlisted Man of this organization is to be A/lst Sgt. until further notice per Company Order #9 dated 13 September 1942. Tec 5 Leo S. Hays 36008487.

11 September 1942, the following named Enlisted Men were assigned this organization as Recruits from Fort Thomas, Kentucky. A basic training program of eight weeks was set-up for the recruits and conducted by Officer Candidate School applicants (Bunsold, Gray, and Curtin) waiting to be called under the direction of S/Sgt. Wainscott.

Pvt. John E. Alexander 35470865
Pvt. John E. Artimez, 35442989
Pvt. George Bader, 35470707
Pvt. Delbert E. Barnhart, 35471387
Pvt. Leonard E. Bowling, 35442480
Pet. Albert Bowen, 35443065
Pvt. Robert W. Brown, 35442939
Pvt. Roscoe A. Champ. 35442937
Pvt. Jones C. Hopper, 35471369
Pvt. Henry E. Lewis, 35442897
Pvt. Carl R. Linkenhokers 35442933
Pvt. Okey W. Long, 35442802
Pvt. George A. McNeel, 35443035
Pvt. William Melvin, 35507319
Pvt. William H. Moore, 35442912
Pvt. David R. Myers, 35470683

SEPTEMBER ;1942- Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho

14 September 1942 Cont'd:

Pvt. Loren L. Childero, 35442420
Pvt. Arthur V. Congrove, 35442921
Pvt. John J. Gorboy, 35471331
Pvt. Elva J. Crook, 35442754
Pvt. Charles A. Daugherty, 35470931
Pvt. Omer L. Daugherty, 35470923
Pvt. Robert C. Dillon, 354713?l
Pvt. Troy Eaater, 35471386
Pvt. Jaaes E. Eaton, 35442899
Pvt. Rufus J. Elliott, 35443038
Pvt. Jacob Gadberry, 35471347
Pvt. Harold L. Glorius, 35471351
Pvt. Elmo L. Hayos, 35442632
Pvt. Irwin J. Hehman, 35471267
Pvt. John Hodor, 35442761
Pvt. Robert M. Myers, 35443048
Pvt. Roy E. Robinson, 35442805
Pvt. Mack Rosenfeld, 35443074
Pvt. Harry Seibert, 35470675
Pvt. Adrian M. Sellers, 35470758
Pvt. Lloyd G. Sims, 35442801
Pvt. Garland W. Spurlock, 35443071
Pvt. Edward G. Terhune, 35470789
Pvt. Brady N. Terrell, 35442877
Pvt. Arthur C. Thompson, 35443054
Pvt. Arthur E. Troxell, 35471309
Pvt. Siegel L. Tschappat, 35442788
Pvt. Elmo R. Turner, 35443039
Pvt. Melvin G. Von Bargen , 35471329
Pvt. James W. Weilford, 35443049
Pvt. Ira Wharton. 35442911

16 September 1942 = the following named Enlisted Men of this organization are promoted to the grade indicated per Special Order #154, Hqs. IV Air Service Area Command, 133 J. Street, Sacramento, California

dated 16 September 1942.

S/Sgt. Conway, Tec 3 Fulton, Tec 4 Marshall and Tec 5 Hays promoted to Technical Sergeant. Sgt. Wainscott and Tec 4 Buchanan promoted to Staff Sergeant.

27 September 1942, the following named Enlisted Man of this organization is to be A/1st Sgt. until further notice per Company Order #10 dated 27 September 1942. T/Sgt. Edward J. Conway 15088006.

29 September 1942: the following named Enlisted Men were transferred in grade to Fort McClellan, Sacramento, California on or about this date.

Pvt. William F. Patton 13036108
Pvt. Lawrence A. Polly 13035952
Pvt. Howard M. Towner 12080851

OCTOBER 1942

7 October 1942, 2nd Lt. Roland L. Banks, 0-15757102 assigned this organization PP #20, Special Order # 237, Hqs. Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma dated 30 September 1942.

OCTOBER 1942--Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho:

2nd Lt. Harold H. Krinke, 0-1574921, assigned this organization PP #1, Special Order #38 Hqs. QNC Officer Candidate School, QM Replacement Hqs. Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyo. dated 29 September 1942.

14 October 1942, the following named Enlisted Men of this organization are promoted to grade indicated per Company Order #11 dated 14 October 1942.

Tec 5 Salvo and Tec 5 Spitz promoted to Sergeant. Tec 5 Clappe, Tec 5 Kornblut and Tec 5 Philbin promoted to Tec 4 Grade. Pfc. File, Hernes, Marrello and Pasma promoted to Tec 5 Grade. Pvt. Ballys and Mathis promoted to Private First Class.

Boise, Idaho was one of the nicest places we have been stationed. The people of the town sure did treat a soldier swell in fact you could call it a perfect "Soldier's" Town". Most all of the boys could tell you some tales or happenings concerning themselves while stationed there. A fellow could go horseback riding, bowling, dancing, drinking etc. Quite a few of them went jack-rabbit hunting with the .22 Cal. Rifles and it was sure great sport to take a shot at those big ones. Everyone was placed on jobs in the Quartermaster Offices and Warehouses for training purposes. A physical training program consisting of the obstacle course, hikes, commando tactics etc. were carried on throughout each week. Most of the fellows will tell you of the hike to mile high with full field equipment on. We had some good days on the rifle range and especially the day before we left were on the range and every man shot close to 60 rounds. Buck and Browning always had good meals for us whenever we were on a hike or on the range.

We had some favorite boys do weekly marching in our outfit. Patton and Polly marched around the square across from the barracks from the last of July to about the end of September, with full Field Pack leggings Gas Mask and Rifle, except for a few days off between the time it would take them to screw-off again. The boys at first use to feel sorry for them but when they would finish one week of marching and right away go out and get into trouble again, well, didn't pay any attention to them after that. Hays and Curtin were in charge of them and that was really a tough Jobs keeping them on the ball, Some of the other boys hit the square too if they screwed-off too many times.

Gentle, Sowl, Henes, Tice and Meady spent over a month on the Bombing Range at Mountain Home, Idaho. When it came time to come back to the outfit from DS they wanted to stay longer. Gentle was brown as a Negro when they came back and Sowl was stuttering something terrific and it sure did sound funny to hear him talk at first. All five of them stated they enjoyed it very much and would like another crack at it sometime.

OCTOBER 1942 Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho:

We had one Company Party while here and held it at the Elks Club Ballroom. Bob Bunsold was an Elk member, so had some good contacts to make it a success. As usual a wild time was had by all. Had a terrific time getting the boys to bed after coming back to the barracks.

Lt. Scharding and 18 of us fellows made a commando raid on Lt. Farrell's Ordnance outfit. We set up the rules of the warfare the day before they went out to bivouac. We had a map of the section of country they world be in, so had to find them and attack. We left the Base at 1830 hours ink a 2 ton truck to get our bearings. Lt. Scharding split us up into 3 patrols and he went back and forth between the 3 to see how each was progressing. After finding the section they were in he set us out to attack from 3 sides. We wore our leggings, Gas Mask and carried the Springfield and small bag of flour as a grenade. When we found them they were on an inland in the Boise River. Conway's outfit found the only place to cross that was knee deep. Hays and Fulton's outfits had to cross the river where it was over their waist. Conway and I captured Lt. Farrell as he was taking Agatheas back to his outfit and held him prisoner the rest of the evening. The Ordnance boys had beer for everyone after it was all over. Both outfits argued that they won, but naturally each one would. They had some good camouflage, but wasn't such a good place to set-up a maintenance shop.

OCTOBER 1942 -- Field, Pendelton, Oregon (Temporary Change of Station).

15 October 1942 188th QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) transferred from Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho to Pendleton Field, Pendleton, Oregon PP #I, Special Order #1, this organization Gowen Field dated 13 October 1942 pursuant to authority, Letter, 370-5, Hdqs, IV Air Service Area Command dated 13 October 1942. Three Officers and one hundred and eighteen Enlisted Men departed Gowen Field, 0600 hours 15 October 1942 via motor convoy and arrived Pendleton Field 1800 hours 15 October 1942. Distance traveled 270 miles. Morale excellent. We really had a hectic ride over the mountains coming up here and those Negro drivers are nothing but "cowboys". 28 October 1942, the following named Officers assigned this organization from Officer Candidate School, Camp Lee Va. PP #49, Special Order #197, Hqs. Camp Lee, dated 14 October 1942.

2nd Lt. Leonard H. Schlather 0-1580279
2nd Lt. Hugh F. Senneff 0-1580304

NOVEMBER 1942

6 November 1942, Tec 5 Gentle from duty to Detached Service, Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho PP #22, Special Order #63, Hqs. Pendleton Field dated 2 November 1942.

The following named Enlisted Men of this organization transferred to the QM Section, Hq & Hq Sqd, 83rd Serv Gp PP #1, Special Order #47, Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 6 November 1942.

Pfc. Garneth C. Mathis 37179533 Pvt. Robert B. Bunsold, 37155237 Pfc. Charles H. Ostrander, 35300876 Pvt. Glenn K. Smogard, 37173717 Pfc. Henry P. Schlegel, 32189973 Pvt. John A. Wahrer, 32235985

7 November 1942 Pvt. Charles A. Daugherty from duty to furlough 14 days. Tec 5 Gentle from detached Service Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho to duty.

8 November 1942 the following named Enlisted Men of this organization transferred to the 175th QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn), Pendleton Field PP #2, Special Order #68 Hqs. AAB, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 7 November 1942.

Tec 5 Joel A. Silk 12057536
Pvt. Theordore Archer 12034713
Pvt. Alexander Goldman 32203713
Pvt. Jos

Tec 4 Clappe, Pfc. Fagg, Pfc. Sparks and Pvt. Leater are granted permission to ration separately PP #18 Special Order #74 Hq. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 13 November 1942.

15 November 1942: the following named Enlisted Man is transferred in grade. Aberdeen Proving Ground Aberdeen, Maryland PP #4, Special Order #75, Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 14 November 1942.

Tec 4 Earl J. Gray 36312447

The following named Officers are transferred to 102nd QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) Lowry Field, Colorado PP #6 Special Order #75, Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 14 November 1942.

2nd Lt. Leonard H. Schlather 0-1580279
2nd Lt. Hugh F. Senneff 0-158030L

16 November 1942, under the provisions of AR 615-5 and upon the recommendation of this organization commander the following named Enlisted Man is reduced to the grade of Pvt. (without prejudiced) per Company Order #12 dated 16 November 1942.

Pfc. Allen L. Loomis 13039415.

17 November 1942 -- the following named Enlisted Men were transferred to the 177th QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) this Station PP #4, Special Order #532 Hqs. 83rd Service Group, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 17 November 1942.

Pfc. James M. Sparks 38094832
Pvt. Sylvester L. Aleski 33134041
Pvt. Anthony J. Hilinski 11064688
Pvt. Carl R. Linkenhoker 35442933
Pvt. William H. Moore 35442912
Pvt. Garland W. Spurlock 35443071

18 November 1942, under the provisions of AR 615-5 and upon the recommendation of their organization commander the following named Enlisted Men are reduced to the grade of Pvt. (without prejudiced) per Company Order #13 dated 17 Novembers 1942.

Pfc. Victor Ranowicz 32197622
Pfc. Angel Reyes 32198084

NOVEMBER 1942-Pendleton Field, Pendleton, Oregon: 18 November 1942 the following named Enlisted Men are transferred to the 1989th QM Co. (Trk) 330th Serv Gp, this Stations PP #1 Special Order #54 Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 18 November 1942.

Pvt. Albert Bowen 35443065 (521)
Pvt. Allen L. Loomis 13039415 (245)
Pvt. Elso R. Turner 35443039 (521)
Pvt. Jacob Gadborry 354713L7 (521)
Pvt. Milton Kaplan 12037499 (245)
Pvt. Samuel L. Lester 38047455 (245)
Pvt. Thomzs LaRocca 18114626 (521)

The following named Enlisted Men are transferred to the 162nd QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) 330th Serv Gp, this Station, PP #2 Special Order #54 Hqs.. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 18 November 1942

Pvt. Angel Reyes 32198084
Pvt. Arthur Co. Thompson 35443054
Pvt. David R. Myers 35470683
Pvt. Leonard E. Bowling 35442480
Pvt. Loren L. Childers 35442420
Pvt. John J. Schneggenburger 32284371
Pvt. Victor Ranowicz 32197622

2 November 1942 Pvt. Daugherty, C. A. from furlough, 14 days to duty. T/Sgt. Marshall authorized to ration separately PP E18 Special Order 77 Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 16 November 1942.

2S November 1942 under the provisions of AR 615-5 and upon the recommendation of their organization commander, the following named Enlisted Men are reduced to the grade of Pvt. (without prejudice) PP #2 Special Order #58 Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 25 November 1942.

Tec 4 Orville M.. Heard 34059883
Tec 5 Russell E. Motter 13002095

27 November 1942, 2nd Lt. Krinke is appointed Supply Officer 188th QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) 83rd Serv Gp PP #2* Special Order #59 Hqs.. 83rd Serv Gp ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 27 November 1942.

2nd Lt. Banks i8 appointed Administrative Officers 188th QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) 83rd Serv Gp PP #32 Special Order 59 Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 27 November 1942.

Pvt. Glorius from duty to furlough, 10 days

NOVEMBER 1942 Field, Pendleton, Oregon:

28 November 1942 the following named Enlisted Men are transferred to the 1989th QM

Co. (Trk), this Station, PP #12, Special Order #88, Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 27 November 1942.

Pvt. Orville M. Heard 34059883
Pvt. Russell E Motter
Pvt. George A. McNeil 35443035
Pvt. John E. Artimez 35442989
Pvt. Okey W. Long 35442808

December 1942

l December 1942 the following named Enlisted Men assigned this organization from QM Section Hq & Hq Sqd, 83rd Serv Gp PP #2, Special Order #63, Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 1 December 1942.

Pvt. Vorhies J. Ardoin 38187851 (Sick in Hospital)
Pvt. Charles A. Hoy 39027965
Pvt. Vern M. Kindred 37332019
Pvt. Edward J. Kolke 36513127 (On furlough)

Pvt. Dillon granted permission to ration separately PP #5, Special Order #90, Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 29 November 1942.

4 December 1942, Pvt. Glorius was married to Miss Mary Louise Schwieter at Reading, Ohio. He was home on furlough at the time and did things up right. Congratulations to you Harold

5 December 1942 Lt. Scharding, T/Sgt. Hays and Tec 5 Sowl from duty to Detached Service Gowen Field, Boise Idaho PP #20 Special Order #94 Hqs Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 3 December 1942.

2nd Lt. Verne S. Hillyard, 01581180 assigned this organization from Hq & Hq Sqd 83rd Serv Gp PP #1 Special Order #67 Hq. 83rd Serv Gp ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 5 December 1942.

6 December 1942 the following named Officers assigned this organization from Hq & Hq Sqd, 83rd Serv Gp PP #1 and #2 Special Order #68 Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 6 December 1942.

2nd Lt. Emery Albertson 0-1574619
2nd Lt. Jerry J. Rosenthal 0-1581348

7 December 1942 2nd Lt. Robert A. Thompson. 0-1581421 assigned this organization PP #6 Specials Order #2329 Hqs. IV Air Service Area Command, 1330 J Street, Sacremanto, California dated 3 December 1942.

December 1942 -- Pendleton Field, Pendleton, Oregon:

December 1942, Lt. Scharding, T/Sgt. Hays and Tec 5 Sowl from Detached Service, Gowen, Field, Boise, Idaho, to duty.

8 December 1942 Tec 5 Gentle Prom duty to Detached Service, Gowen Field, Bosie, Idaho PP #7, Special Order #97, Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 6 December 1942.

Pvt. Glorius Prom furlough 10 days, to duty.

December 1942 the following named Enlisted Men transferred as Cadre to the 1060th QM Co. Serv Gp (Avn) Pendleton Field, Oregon PP #21, Special Order #99, Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 8 December 1942.

S/Sgt. John P. Wainscott 36008515
Tec 4 James E. Clappe 36167205
Pfc. Roy L. Sievers 36056996
Pvt. Vorhies J. Ardoin 38187851
Pvt. Charles A. Hoy 39027965
Pvt. Edward C. Terhune 35470789

10 December 1942, Tec 5 Gentle from Detached Service Gowen, Field, Boise, Idaho to duty.

12 December the following named Enlisted Men assigned to this organization this Hq & Hq Sqd Section, 83rd Serv Gp PP #7, Special Order #73, Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 11 December 1942.

Pvt. Russell S. Colton 31171640
Pvt. Coleman F. Grealish 31202178
Pvt. Kolke from furlough, 17 days, to duty.

14 December the following named enlisted Men are transferred in grade to QM Co. Dep Subs (Avn) AAB, Ephrata, Washlngton PP #19 Special Order #103 Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 12 December 1942.

Pvt. Russell S. Colton 31171640
Pvt. Coleman F. Grealish 31202178

15 December 1942 2nd Lt. Albertson transferred to Hq & Hq Sqd 83rd Serv Gp PP #3 Special Order #75 Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 15 December 1942.

DECEMBER 1942--Pendloton Field, Pendleton Oregon. 15 December 1942 So much of Par. 1 Special Order #67 Hq. 83rd Serv Gp as reads "2nd Lt. Verne S. Hillyard, 015811B0 QMC is relieved from assignment with Hq & Hq Sq. and assigned to 188th QM Co. Service Group 83rd Serv Gp is amended to read "2nd Lt. Verne S. Hillyard 0-1581180 QMC, pending issuance of permanent Orders is temporarily relieved from assignment with Hq & Hq Sq. and temporarily assigned to 188th QMC Co. Serv Gp 83rd Serv Gp, PP #2, Special Order #75, Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 15 December 1942.

So such of Par. 2 Special Order #68 Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp as reads 2nd Lt. Jerry J. Rosenthal, 0-1581348 QMC, is relieved from assignment with 1970th QM Co. (Trk) 83rd Serv Gp, and assigned to 188th QM Co. Serv Gp. is amended to read 2nd Lt. Jerry J. Rosenthal 0-1581348 QMC, pending issuance of permanent orders is relieved from assignment with 1970th QM Co. (Trk) 83rd Serv Gp and temporarily assigned to 188th QM Co. Serv Gp PP #4, Special Order #75 Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 15 December 1942.

16 December 1942 2nd Lt. Banks from duty to Detached Service Camouflage School, March Field California PP #6 Special Order #103 Hqs,, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 12 December 1942.

20 December 19422 Tec 5 Curtin promoted to grade of Sgt. PP #1, Special Order #78, Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 19 December 1942.

The following named Enlisted Man transferred in grade to Chemical Warfare OCS, Edgewater Arsenal Md. PP #13 Special Order #110 Hqs.. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 19 December 1942.

Sgt. Walter M. Curtin 36312511

Curtin was really a happy boy When these orders came through cause bad been sweating it out for about six months at that time His orders gave him a delay in route, so he got to spend a few days at Christmas time with Shirley (future wife to-be). All the follows were sure glad to see him got the call but were sad to see him leave.

21 December 19u2 the following named Officer assigned this organization PP #4 Special Order #248 Hqs. N Air Service Area Commands 1330 J Street, Sacramenta, Calif. dated 19 December 1942.

2nd Lt. Thomas A. Robinson 01584B13

22 December 19A2 2nd Lt. Robinson pending issuance of permanent orders is temporarily relieved from assignment with this organization and temporarily assigned to the 2005th QM Co. (Trk) Avn, 83rd Serv Gp PP #2 Special Order #80 Hqs.. 83rd Serv Gp. ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 21 December 1942.

25 December 1942, made the first Christmas in the Army for most all of the boys, except a few of the older boys, such as Wainscott, Fulton, Mays and Meady. Quite a few of the boys tried to call home, but couldn't get through very well. We had a Christmas tree set up in the barracks, which sorter brought the Christmas spirit out of you. The dinner wasn't any too good but couldn't be helped with the Mess setup at this Base. We all wondered just where we would be a year from today, best thought was to be back home with the folks.

So much of Par. 2, Special Order #80, Hqs, 83rd Serv Gp., as reads, "2nd Lt. Robinson temporarily assigned to the 205th QM Co. (Trk) Ann, 83rd Serv Gp, is amended to read, "temporarily assigned to the 1970th QM Co. (Trk) Avn, 83rd Serv Gp, PP #7, Special Order #81, Hqs, 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 23 December 1942.

2nd Lt. Verne S. Hillyard is relieved from temporary assignment with this organization and pending issuance of permanent orders, is temporarily assigned to the 1970th QM Co. (Trk) Avn, 83rd Serv Gp, and appointed CO, vice 2nd Lt. Floyd Inyeard, O-1576172, QMC, relieved PP #9 Special Order #81, Hqs. 83rd Serv Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 22 December 1943.

The following Enlisted Men transferred in grade to Det. #13, 905th QM Co Serv (Avn) PP #7, Special Order #113, Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 22 December 1942.

Pvt. Vern M. Kindred 37332019

26 December 1942, 2nd Lt. Thompson is relieved from temporary assignment with 1970th QM Co. (Trk) Avn, 83rd Serv Gp, and reassigned to this organization PP #5, Special Order #82 Hqs. 83rd Service Gp, ASC, Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 24 December 1942.

28 December 1942, T/Sgt. Hays is granted permission to ration separately PP #13, Special Order #116, Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 25 December 1942.

January 1943 -- Pendleton Field, Pendleton, Oregon.

5 January 1943, the following named Officers and Enlisted Men form duty to Detached Service, Army Air Base, Pueblo, Colorado PP #4, Special Order #5, Hqs. Pendleton Field, Oregon dated 5 January 1943.

2nd Lt. Harold H, Krinkle O-1574921
Sgt. Aloysius F. Spitz 36312411
Tec 4 Thomas F. Philbin 35280657
Pfc. Edward J. McManus 33144312
Pfc. Frank J. Meady 31037404

In order to see and learn functions of this organization in connection with the 83rd Serv Gp, three sections were put into operation while stationed at Pendleton Field. The Service Center Supply Section operated under a temporary set-up under the Group QM. Many errors were made by which many improvements took place. The Class III Supply Section operated from a tent where the issue of gasoline and oil was made to all vehicles of the Group. The Class I Supply Section worked in connection with the Commissary on the breakdown of rations to the various mess halls on the Base. Through the operation of these Sections, much knowledge was gained by the men of how their duties were to be performed in a field of combat.

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