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Leedy, W. C., editor; Weiler, F. B., assistant editor; Smeja, G. A., assistant editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor; Adams, W. L., sports editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1940-02-03 - Page 3. February 3, 1940. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 26, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1095/show/1093.

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Leedy, W. C., editor; Weiler, F. B., assistant editor; Smeja, G. A., assistant editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor; Adams, W. L., sports editor. (February 3, 1940). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1940-02-03 - Page 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1095/show/1093

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Leedy, W. C., editor; Weiler, F. B., assistant editor; Smeja, G. A., assistant editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor; Adams, W. L., sports editor, The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1940-02-03 - Page 3, February 3, 1940, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 26, 2022, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1095/show/1093.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1940-02-03
Creator (Local)
  • Leedy, W. C., editor
  • Weiler, F. B., assistant editor
  • Smeja, G. A., assistant editor
  • Bannen, W. J., associate editor
  • Adams, W. L., sports editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Essy, E., circulation
  • Wheeless, R. T., printer
  • Byrne, H. G., printer
  • Casteel, D. D., printer
  • Kauffman, J., printer
  • Razlaff, T. B., printer
  • Brookshire, J., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Date February 3, 1940
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 5
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript Here are a few personal notes hat Ocko has gleaned this week. Can't compete with Winchell on Broadway, but in all modesty, we do get the dope about the ship ..... Kamler QM3c is investigating the possibilities of installing master sun­dials on the navigation bridge alidades and repeater sundials in lieu of all ships' clocks, thus eliminating his daily round of winding clocks. Shucks, Fuzzy, ain'tcha heard, they're putting electric clocks on all new construction. Turret three's juice man, Lyons, EM2c, turned out a fine batch of chocolate fudge last week .... Nel­son, AMM3c, goes to Sand Point, Seattle, for three years shore duty, leaves the Rambler this week. D. F. Cochran, SK2c, Wilson, CM1c, Maze, Cox, and Malcolm, Cox have volunteer­ed for duty on the Bushnell. Word has come back that Davenport and Baker, second class machinist's mates, and Jim Wade, Bmkr1c, have new con­struction assignments on the U. S. S. Buck, Philadelphia Navy Yard. Shaw, CMM, is helping recommission an old four piper in Red Lead Row in N. Y. Philadelphia. Sprague, WT1c and Saunders, WT2c have shipped over on the U. S. S. Chicago. Lum' ' n Abner's Jot-' em- Down- Store ( Gen. Mess. Issue Room) has a newly painted coffee grinder and a radio. They have cash and carry and delivery service. Abner ( CCstd Barnett) keeps the books and Lum ( Bkr1c Barricklo) does the talking. Nite rations issued at 1630. On the Enterprise we send quite a few of those old familiar faces back to the States. Carl King, RM3c, But­ler, MM2c, Sergeant Bihm of Houston Marine Detachment and heaven only knows how many others. Gus Henderson; E. F. Mallette, how about your pen pals? More next time, per usual, OCKO THE BLUE BONNET AVIATION NOMENCLATURE by Commander H. M. Martin, U. S. N. Scouting Force Aviation Officer To the Navy outside of aviation the names of the various aviation squadrons and their planes are ap­parently a confused jumble of let­ters and numerals. In reality a syste­matic code has been adopted that not only distingushes the squadrons from each other, but also describes their primary duties. A similiar code is used to designate the type of air­craft - its manufacturer and model. In the designation for squadrons the letter " V" indicates that it is a heavier than air squadron. This let­ter is then followed by another let­ter describing the type of squadron - " P" for patrol, " B" for bombing, " S" for scouting, " F" for fighting or pursuit, " T" for torpedo, " 0" for ob­servation, and " J" for utility. This second letter is in turn followed by a numerial which identifies the particu­lar squadron from similar squadrons. Thus VP- 12 is heavier than air pa­trol squadron, number twelve. To further describe the patrol squadrons the numbers are to be changed so that the first digit will also designate the wing to which the squadron is at­tached. Thus, VP- 12 will be in Wing ONE. This system is already in use in carrier squadrons making VF- 4 a heavier than air fighting squadron attached to the fourth carrier to be built - the RANGER. The observa­tion and scouting squadrons of the battleships and carriers are called by the numbers of the divisions to which their ships are attached. Practically the same system is used to differentiate the particular type of planes assigned to the various squadrons. The same letters that are used to describe the type of squadron are also used to describe the type of plane but because most planes are designated for more than one type of mission, there are often more than one letter in the descriptive designa­tion. Thus, a " PB" would be a Patrol Bomber type of airplane. In order to distinguish the particular kind of a patrol Bomber a letter assigned to the manufacturer is added to the type designation making a PBY a Patrol Bomber manufactured by the Consoli­dated Company of San Diego. In like Page Three HIKING Every Sunday morning at 8.00 a. m. a group of roughly dressed people gather in front of the Army- Navy Y. M. C. A. They're off on another jaunt to some beauty spot of the Island. The Honolulu Trail and Hiking Club invites naval men. There are us­ually extra cars, and the only obli­gation is to chip in one and a half cents a mile for gas. Bring your own lunch and a canteen. For fur­ther dope, see Ensign Smeja. manner a PBM would be a similar type manufactured by the Martin Company of Baltimore. Since air­craft are constantly being improved, numerals are used to designate differ­ent modifications of the same plane, making a PBY- 4 the fourth modifica­tion of the original PBY. When a radical change in design is made in the type of plane, rather than a modi­fication, a numeral is inserted before the manufacturer's initial. Thus the new four engine plane of the Consoli­dated Company is logically a PB2Y or the second type in the series of patrol bombers manufactured by that com­pany. The service model will probably be called a PB2Y1 and later modifica­tions PB2Y2, PB2Y3, etc. Thus, when we speak of Squadrons the letters indicate the type of squad­ron while the numerals indicate the particular squadron. Likewise when we speak of the aircraft, the letters indicate the type of aircraft and its manufacturer and the numerals indi­cate the modification or series, de­pending on whether it is placed before or after the manufacturer's initial. LONG DISTANCE ( Continued from Page 1) in the form of $ 6.50 checks to every member of the families of Houston men. The money was provided by the Welfare Fund. Checks were actually purchase orders on any store for such articles as clothing, toys, and books, in order to give the youngsters exact­ly what they wanted. " That tunnel we just passed through cost $ 12,000,000," said the sailor to his sweetheart. " Oh really, did it?" she replied, as she rearranged her hair. " Well, it certainly was worth it."