Title: 1941 Christmas Dinner - Ellington Field ...
Publisher: U.S. Air Corps, Ellington Field, TX.
Publication Date: 1941
Binding: Staple-Bound Booklet
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket; As Issued
Edition: First Edition.
Offset, staple-bound booklet, of texture green card stock with cut out window and a parchment backing with a shining candle and poinsettia design, centered, Decorative red cord with tassel as an accent. Embossed floral parchment back end paper. Silver gilt titles on the front cover and silver gilt decoration on rear cover. In good condition with the exception of a small stain at the top left corner and wear and tear to the outside edge of the offset portion of the binding, Rear cover shows 2" closed tear. Christmas Dinner Program for the first Christmas after the US became involved in WWII. Pearl Harbor had just been bombed on Dec. 7th, this dinner was served as many of these fine veterans were being shipped overseas. The opening pages of the program include the menu for the evening. Several Squadrons are represented at this function and each member is listed, by rank. Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron 65th Air Base Group (Special), Commanding Officer: 2nd Lt. Bob R. Lockhart - 71st Material Squadron, Commanding: 2nd Lt. William E. Kavasch, Air Corps - 55th Air Base Squadron, Commanding Officer: Major L. S. Fulwater - 3rd Weather Squadron Detachment, Master Sergeant William A. Smith - 3rd Communication Detachment, Master Sergeant Albert W. Johnson - 857th Signal Service Co., Sergeant William E. Coffman and Glynn H. Hamblen - 59th School Squadron, Air Corps, Officers: Capt. Frank B.Conselman and 1st Lieut. William E. Rickard - Headquarters 69th School Squadron, Officers: 1st Lieut. M. E. Lindemann and 1st Lieut. David B Dell - 70th School Squadron, Squadron Commander: Captain W. A. Steiner - 71st School Squadron, Commanding Officer: 1st Lieut. D. R. Berwick - 72nd School Squadron, Officers: 2nd Lts. Norman R. Wycoff, Crane John Hudson, and Lenard Sherman - 73rd School Squadron, Air Corps Advanced Flying School Squadron Commanding Officer: Captain W. H. Phillips - 75th School Squadron, Officers: 1st Lts. William O Lackie and Joe P. White - 76th School Squadron, Officers: Captain Ira A. Goff, et al. - 82nd Air Base Group(Special) Officers: Captain James D. Knox and 2nd Lt. Donald D. Lettow - Headquarters 486th School Squadron, Commanding Officer: 1st Lt. James T. Rice - 587th School Squadron, Officers: 1st Lt. James F Hall and 2nd Lt. Jack E. Moore - 488th School Squadron, Squadron Commander: Captain Russell B. Brown - 489th School Squadron, Officers: 1st Lt. Gordon R. Willis and 2nd Lt. Ernest G. Wagner - 490th School Squadron, Squadron Commander: John H. Gibson - 491st School Squadron, Officers: 1st Lt. William W. Benham - 492nd School Squadron, Officers: Capt. Walter H. Brummund, Capt. Clarence H. Munson and 2nd Lt. Oliver C. Buschow - 493rd School Squadron, Officers: Lt. Francis J Moore, Lt Milton L Deters, Lt. James R. Callahan - Tow Target Detachment Officers: Capt. Robert C. Orth, 1st Lt. George R. Teeple, 2nd Lt. David W. Yahn and 2nd Lt. Alfred C. Nuttale -Company "D" 92nd Q. M. Bn. (LM) (Less 2nd Platoon) Company Commander: 2nd Lt. WW. Converse. Bookseller Inventory # E-1093
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