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Those of you who have previously
had the pleasure of passing through
the Golden Gate and entering San
Francisco Bay, know well that picturesque
sky line of the Golden Gate
City, San Francisco. As a city in
which to spend your liberty hours in
a most enjoyable manner, San FraneilleO
ranks among the leaders.
You canot hope to see all the sights
in and around the city during our
short stay. But you should make it
a point to visit the following places of
Golden Gate Park- reached by several
Fleischacker Zoo-- an unusually fine
collection of various animals. Reached
Aquarium- Golden Gate Park.
Anthropological Museum-- devoted
to the history of the development of
h n race. One of the finest in
world. Located on the campus of
University of California, Pamasand
Academy of Science- Golden Gate
Museum - Golden Gate
Kare Island Navy Yard- about 30
es from San Francisco. Reached
boat from San Francisco to ValAlso
reached by motor bus. Time
at two hours.
mmyvale Naval Air Station - at
42 miles from San Francisco.
by motor bus. Home port of
n and liPter
San Francisc: o, Calif., Feb. 16, 1935
Our Fliers Gaining New Laurels
Uncle Sam's Navy fliers have made
spectacular flights in the recent past
and vision even more spectacular air
maneuvers soon to come.
Just at present, 24 Navy planes are
engaged in a 3000- mile circuit of the
Caribbean, and a mass flight is expected
this spring between Hawaii
and the Philippines. But the greatest
show in American aeronautical history
is planned for the Fleet maneuvers
in the summer, when 662 planes
will join with surface vessels in mimic
war in the great triangle between
Hawaii, Alaska and Puget Sound.
Forty- five new seaplanes, with a
3000- mile cruising range and each
carrying a crew of four, will be a
focus of attention.
Recently, a four- motored seaplane
made a flight from Norfolk, Va., to
Coco Solo, non- stop, matching the
performance of a six- plane squadron
last summer. It is to continue on to
San Diego soon. In the fan of 1933
a squadron went from Coco Solo to
join the Fleet at San Diego with one
stop. The same squadron made the
2500- miles hop from the Pacific coast
to Hawaii, non- stop, the following
Last year two other possessions
were linked. Flights and return were
made non stop from Hawaii to Midway
Island, and another squadron
journeyed up the Pacific coast to
Alaska and back.
The ftight from Hawaii to the Philippines
this summer probably will follow
the route of the Pan- American
Airways' proposed West Coast- China
line, turning northward via Midway
to reduee the diatance of a sinele hop,
Advancement in Ratings
The following advancements in
ratings effective 13 February.
Seamean 2c to Seale
Davis, B. C.; Sax, L. W.; Beames, E.
H.; l\ 1cElhanon, B. F., Mauchley, A.
C., Lee, M., Fordemwalt, J. W., Fisher,
R. W., Finnie, G. J., Huston, C.
H., Cotton, N. T., Jr., Hill, R. V., Schrum,
A. W., , Morrisette,
J. M., Cook, A. C., Dickinson, J. G.
F2c to FIe
Ellyson, K. L., Wood, R. C.
F3c to F2c
Michael, K. L., Whaley, R. W., Sackett,
A. L., Hines, L. R., Wittrock, J.
Campbell, R. P. Seale to RM3e.
Gamboa, C. Matt2e to Mattle
Peralta, A. Matt2c to Mattlc
THE MACON IN MEMORIAM
The Houston seems to always be
on the scene. The aeon was sighted
by this ship at 1651 0.. • 2 February.
At 1712 several officers 81d men sa
the Macon drop ballast and shoot
skyward to be enveloped by the ~
and clouds. I beleive this was the laat
time the Macon was seen in the air.
Those who were fortunate to have
seen her then will almost remember
that fateful day. We all regret we
were unable to offer more assistance
in the rescue. We offer our sinens
congratulations to those who heroic.
efforts were responsible for the ving
of 81 lives in such a speedy and
efficient manner. At the same time
we mourn with the nation the
of two lives and our great