Air Force Aircraft Warning Volunteer

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 06
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 06
Vol. 1 No. 1 ....... Cover: 293A, Mt. Bethel, New Jersey - Chief Observer, Mrs. Patsy M. Klinger....... Contents: Editorial ..... A Message From the Chief ..... How the Hercules Powder Company Mans Its Own Post ..... A Well Deserved Testimonial to Chief Observers ..... The Aircraft Warning System and Fighter Training by Major Robert T. Jones, Jr. ..... Lights Out in Pittsburgh - But Not in the Filter Center ..... Introducing Brigadier General Glenn O. Barcus, Commanding General, I Fighter Command ..... Colonel Wagner's Message... ..... Two Letters Reveal Value and Worth of Aircraft Warning Service ..... Eddie Rickenbacker writes: ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... Flight Control Command Tells of Downward Trend of Plane Accidents ..... Short Stirling and Coronado Added to Aircraft Recognition Course ..... ...all about Gremlins, Lieutenaut Governors, and, a Post, yes in a State Prison.... ..... Interesting Florida Post Manned by Greek Sponge Divers ..... The Poet's Corner ..... Airplanes Take Off!!! Finally Apprehended!! ..... What's This??? ..... Do You Have a Victory Garden at Your Post? ..... New Additions to Observers News Columns ..... ...an Open Letter

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 07
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 07
Vol. 1 No. 2 ....... Cover: Photograph by Irving Penn, courtesy Harpers' Bazaar ....... Contents: Editorial ..... The New Awards for Volunteers ..... The Aircraft Warning Service in the Front Lines ..... Sgt. Barney Ross at Boston Information Center ..... Spotters on the Spot (from Colliers) ..... Leading Stores Assist in Volunteer Recruiting ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... New Radio Program for Volunteers Over CBS ..... Letters to Observers ..... Veteran Flyer Lauds Aircraft Recognition ..... Practical Use of Aircraft Recognition ..... Register Here ..... Recognition Schools and Posts Atop Schools and Churches ..... Poetry ..... Variety ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 1

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 08
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 08
Vol. 1 No. 3 ....... Cover: P-47 Thunderbolts in Flight, courtesy Republic Aviation Corp. ....... Contents: Editorial ..... Aircraft Recognition Test Enthusiastically Received ..... Everywhere Along the Coast You'll See an Observation Post ..... "Eyes of the Air Force" Reaches the AWS Radio Audience ..... Not Just Planes - But Stars, Too! ..... Be a 9th Columnist ..... A Cheer for Everybody ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... Six New Planes Added to Aircraft Recognition Course ..... Philadelphia Aggressive in Recruiting Volunteers ..... Lost: One Blimp ..... No Age Limit in the Aircraft Warning Service ..... Cultivating the Fourth Estate ..... Poetry ..... Variety ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 2

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 09
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 09
Vol. 1 No. 4 ....... Cover: Historic Observation Post on Munjoy Hill, Portland. Maine - years ago a lookout station for ships. ( Photo by U. S. Army Signal Corps ) ....... Contents: Editorial ..... Volunteers Receive Their Wings and Awards ..... To All Competitors in Aircraft Recognition Test No. 1 ..... A Guide to Correct Reporting ..... Silver Citation ..... Industrial Plant Maintains Model Observation Post ..... Review of "Eyes of the Air Force" ..... You Should Know These American Planes ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... Boston Goes to Town ..... Unique Church Service for Observers ..... AWS Week in Maine ..... Generals Royce and Barcus See the Aircraft WarningService at Work ..... How to Do It ..... Pictures from Charleston, Buffalo and the PeddieSchool ..... Before and After ..... The Hellcat Is Added to the Grumman Family ..... The Poet's Corner ..... Variety ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 3

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 10
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 10
Vol. 1 No. 5 ....... Cover: 1st Air Force / Photo by Hugelmeyer ....... Contents: ... Editorial ..... "Hints for Air Spotters" Distributed to G. O. C. ..... As the Royal Observer Corps Sees Us ..... "Wing Talk" from Collier's Lands Aircraft Warning Service ..... Observation Posts . . . Here, There, and Everywhere. ..... Review of Aircraft Recognition Test No. 2 ..... Aids to Better Spotting and Plotting ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... Study These Six Planes Carefully ..... Concerning Conventions, Fairs, and Aircraft Recognition ..... The Poet's Corner ..... Variety ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 4

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 11
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 11
Vol. 1 No. 6 ....... Cover: Capt. Herschell Abbott, well known fighter pilot and winner of the D.F.C. and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, who has expressed in the highest terms his appreciation of the service rendered by the AWS. 1st Air Force photo by Hugelmeyer. ....... Contents: Editorial ..... The Aircraft Warning Service Carries On ..... Observation Posts Stand Guard, Ready for Action ..... AWS Veteran Teaches Recognition in Africa ..... Study These Four Planes ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... Meetings. Parties and Club Activities ..... Wings and Regions Present Awards ..... Review of Aircraft Recognition Test No. 3 ..... Poet's Corner ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 5

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 12
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1943 12
Vol. 1 No. 7 ....... Cover: Illustration by S/Sgt. Frederick Herschleb ....... Contents: Award System Revised and Extended ..... AWS Members Aid in Other War Work ..... More Pictures of Observation Posts ..... Recognition Study Becomes Hobby ..... Four American Planes You Should Know ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... AWS Meetings and Club Activities ..... Dorothy Becomes a Volunteer ..... Review of Aircraft Recognition Test No. 4 ..... Dramatic Demonstrations ..... Variety ..... Poetry ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 6.

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 01
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 01
Vol. 1 No. 8 ....... Cover: ... The two young observers pictured on this month's cover are Ruth Teichmann and Gertrude Hustedt, who are shown in action at the observation post at Wagner College, Staten Island, N. Y. Like hundreds of other college students throughout the Command the girls at this post have established fine records as observers and are maintaining a regular schedule of training to be ready to resume full time Operation whenever the call may come. / Photograph by Laurie Vance ....... Contents: ... Editorial ..... Vermont Observers Stage Dramatic Rescue ..... O. P.'s Prepared for Winter Season ..... Instruction Material for Recognition Fans ..... Airplanes Every Volunteer Should Know ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... AWS Meetings and Club Activities ..... Review of Recognition Test No. 5 ..... Poet's Corner ..... Variety ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 7

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 02
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 02
Vol. 1 No. 9 ....... Cover: The two planes you see flying on this month's cover are familiar friends to the ground observers of the eastern seaboard. They are members of a family of planes noted for fast flying and furious fighting. You guessed it. They are P-47's. As guardians of our coastline they present a deadly line of defense. Overseas they are exhibiting daily the qualities which have made them the choice of our defenders. As escorts for our bombers and as the fighters who meet raiders, they have won an important place in history. First Air Force Photograph by Hugelmeyer ....... Contents: Editorial ..... Florida Spots a JU-88 ..... Snowshoe Shift ..... Airplanes Every Volunteer Should Know ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... AWS Meetings and Club Activities ..... Review of Aircraft Recognition Test No. 6 ..... Aircraft Warning Vital in British Defense ..... Variety ..... Poetry ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 8

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 03
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 03
Vol. 1 No. 10 ....... Cover: Observer Virginia Mackoy takes a good look to make sure that those planes are P-40's and not Mustangs. Miss Mackoy is a school teacher in civilian life. A similar picture could be taken at thousands of posts along the Eastern seaboard on any Wednesday afternoon. ....... Contents: Editorial ..... It's Fun to Have a Recognition Bee ..... The Chinese Air Warning Net - Tested by Fire! ..... Airplanes Every Volunteer Should Know .....From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... AWS Meetings and Club Activities ..... Recognition Officers Meet at Philadelphia ..... Posts Here and There ..... Review of Recognition Test No. 7 ..... Seminary Students Man Highest Westchester Post ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 9

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 04
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 04
Vol. 1 No. 11 ....... Cover: ... William A. Cobb, District Civil Director points out identifying features of plane to Herbert Hatddock, Chief Observer of this Staten Island Post. Mrs. Grace North, an observer, studies distant plane through binoculars. AWS officials recommend that a skilled recognitionist be on duty whenever a post is active. ....... Contents: ... Editorial ..... Sight and Soundin Air Defense ..... Posts on Parade ..... The Volunteer Goes to a Contest ..... Face LiftingSpring Treatment for OPs ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... AWS Meetings and Club Activities ..... Review of Recognition Test No. 8 ..... Airplanes Every Volunteer Should Know ..... Variety ..... Poetry ..... Lithograph by Alfred Bendiner ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 10.

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 05
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 05
Vol. 1 No. 12 ....... Cover: The dramatic photograph taken at the height of a London bombing raid shows E. C. Curtis, Chief Observer of a London post which endured nine months of blitz. Bombs crashed only a few yards away. By day, this observer is a master builder in East London. (See story, Page 4.) ....... Contents: Editorial ..... Contests Spur Post Rivalry ..... Britain's Observers Face Bombs Again ..... Airplanes Every Volunteer Should Know ..... Parties with a Purpose ..... From the Top of Maine to the Tip of Florida ..... AWS Meetings and Club Activities ..... Posts on Parade ..... Review of Recognition Test No. 9 ..... Variety ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Aircraft Recognition Test No. 11

Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 06
Aircraft Warning Volunteer 1944 06
Vol. 1 No. 13 ....... Cover: The illustration on the cover of this Commemorative Issue of the Volunteer symbolizes the combined efforts of the members of the Ground Observers Corps and the Aircraft Warning Corps who served so faithfully and efficiently on the I Fighter Command's air defense team defending the eastern coast line. ....... Contents: Editorial ..... Army Authorities Pay Tribute to Volunteers ..... Story of AWS ..... Posts on Parade - Maine to Florida ..... Nerve Centers of Air Defense ..... Community Activities ..... From the Editor's Notebook ..... Review of Recognition Tests ..... AWS Civilian Officials




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