Hellcat News, (Tennessee.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1, September 24, 1943 Page: 1 of 4
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^ each Friday by the Blue Armored Division fat- free distribution
Officers and enlisted men in the Division. Edited by Public Relations
Officer, published and distributed by Special Service Office. Contributions are
welcome from all personnel. Copy should be delivered to Division Special
Service Office prior to 0900 each Monday. Message Center may be used for this
purpose. HELLCAT NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service material. Re-
publication of credit matter prohibited without permission of Camp Newspaper
Service, War Department, 205 East Forty-Second Street, New York City.
Editorial for the Week!
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Betty Grable, Twentieth Century-Fox Player
' "The Wolf
Thought for the Week!
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Copyright 1943 by Leonard Sansone, distributed by Camp Newspjper Seme
C-G Praises . . .
(Continued from page 1)
Force. A change of direction of
attack Thursday morning left the
opposing TD's holding the bag and
closed the jaws of the pincers on
the Red Infantry, thus demonstrat-
ing the mobility and striking pow-
er of a good Armored Division.
I am confident when this maneu-
ver is over the Hellcats will be rec-
ognized as potentially an outstand-
ing combat division.
«, h; 1»/+* (Commendation
Lt. Helton and Company for cap-
turing CC B objective and 200
Col, Boon's Shop Spring Task
Force for deceiving enemy.
Maj. Meigs' driving Hellcat Bat-
talion for excellent attack.
Lt. Col. Wells' marauding dough-
boys for speed and precision in at-
tack on Waterhill.
Capt. Hanff's Company of gal-
loping tankers for enveloping
enemy's east flank.
Capt. Rogers and his light tank-
ers for perfect tank action in at-
tack on Waterhill.
A platoon of Engineers attached
to CC B for eighteen hours' hard
work on ford.
Division QM section for excel-
lent organization, security, and op-
Division Artillery Ammunition
Trains' successful supply under
"Go ahead—don't be bashful!"
Blue Amid Regt Uses
Fast Carrier Pigeons
SOMEWHERE IN TENNESSEE
—The homing instincts of a quar-
tet of lively carrier pigeons keeps
one Blue Armored Regiment in-
formed of each new Division Com-
mand Post location within a few
minutes after making a move.
The four pigeons are in charge
of Lt. C. K. Sabrowsky and Master
Sgt. Joseph L. Brenner, members
of Col. Boon's Armored Regiment.
The birds are carried in a com-
pact box about the size of a port-
able typewriter. The birds belong
to Second Army.
Although the messages reach
their destination in a few minutes,
they must follow a roundabout
route. As soon as released, the
pigeons head directly for a loft in
Lebanon. From there the mes-
sages go to Corps Headquarters,
from which they are telephoned
to the regiment.
Other pigeons travel with Divi-
sion Headquarters for carrying
messages to Corps Headquarters.
GI's In Overseas
Combat Zone Say,
SOMEWHERE IN TENNESSEE
—"Remember your ground force
training, take it seriously—it will
help keep your skin whole," is the
message that comes back to sol-
diers still in training in this coun-
try from their comrades who
fought in North Africa.
This message was one of the
high lights of a report to the War
Department by Lt. Col. Robert L.
Cook of Winston-Salem, North
Carolina, who returned recently
to headquarters of the Army
Ground Forces from overseas duty
with the Fifth Army.
Basic Found Valuable
Col. Cook reported that troops
of the Army Ground Forces in the
North African theatre discovered
in combat that their basic training
is one of their most valuable pos-
One soldier told of an incident
during the Tunisian campaign
when his training saved his life.
The soldier and two of his com-
rades were in a situation where
they had to cross 400 yards of open
ground swept by German machine
guns. The soldier stated that they
made it because the three of them
"had taken their primary ground
force training seriously and with
the x-ealization that every phase of
it would some day be useful."
Completion of AGF training in
this country is a commencement
of higher training at overseas
bases for units arriving in combat
"An overseas training center
may be likened to a postgraduate
study of AGF training," Col. Cook
said. "It is an advanced school
of physical conditioning and prac-
tical use of battlefield tactics.
"At these bases we are success-
fully realizing the results of im-
pressing upon trainees the impor-
tance of pride and teamwork with-
in the unit."
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United States. Army. Armored Division, 12th. Hellcat News, (Tennessee.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1, September 24, 1943, newspaper, September 24, 1943; Tennessee. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth410363/m1/1/?q=12th%20Armored%20Memorial%20Museum: accessed July 3, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum.