Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 03 (PDF)


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Number 311 ……. Cover: The front cover picture shows a sailor looking for submarines from the crows nest of a United States Navy PC boat. ……. Articles Inside: ….. The Value of Our Solomons Bases – Henderson Field may help shape future strategy ….. Conquest of Guadalcanal ….. The Navy Adopts Selective Service – A great tradition ends as induction replaces voluntary enlistment for men 18 to 37 ….. Lifesaving Fishing Instructions for Castaways in the South Seas ….. Wahoo Running, Japanese Gunning – U.S. Sub escapes to tell her tale ( USS Wahoo ) ….. The Navy College Training Program – Qualified enlisted men may apply through commanding officers ….. Marines Open Ranks to Women – Mrs. Ruth Cheney Streeter appointed Director and given rank of Major ….. Chronomap for Month ….. FunkholePhilosophers Our Nerve Center – the Operations Section – Took life in stride throughout campaign ….. Roosevelt, Churchill Outline 43 Strategy – Allies to demand ‘Unconditional Surrender’ ….. Waves Get Slacks, White Uniforms – Summer work uniform to be Navy Blue ….. Three Coast Guard Incidents – In North Atlantic, at Guadalcanal, and off Africa, they saw action ….. The Problems of Supplying Halsey – They include Hurricanes, tropical heat, lack of docks, world’s longest distances ….. Our Largest Prison Camp for Japs – ‘Guests’ call each other ‘8-Ball,’ sing ‘My Blue Heaven’ between chores ….. A New U. S. Battleship ….. The New ‘TraDiv Letter’ ….. It Happened on Guadalcanal : Jap Soldier Answers Marine in English; Native of Solomon Islands is decorated; Fighting Marine takes Postman’s Holiday; Premonition – So he killed 27 Japs; Marine takes enemy machine gun nest; 23 hours in water off Guadalcanal; Americans ‘borrow’ Jap overalls; Barney Ross wins fight of his life – Ex-boxing champ gets gray hair, 22 Jap scalps, malaria on Guadalcanal; Loneliest watch in the Pacific? ….. Navy Sets up Education Centers – These are correspondence courses offer work at college level ….. Summary of Decorations and Medals ….. The Presidential Unit Citation – General order No. 187 provides regulations governing new award ….. Casualty Figures ….. Decorations and Citations: Medal of Honor – Sgt. Clyde Thomason , USMC; Navy Cross, DSM, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, DFC, Navy and Marine Corps Medal and Air Medal Recipients ….. BuPers Bulletin Board ….. Index for March 1943 Issue