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The high points are the two "rush” periods, morning and evening—our daily double. iuii both gemurKaaDuu; Each Car or Bus trip requires a Time Schedule which takes into consideration transfer points, change of operators, variable spacing of vehicles with the rise and fall of the traffic tide, etc. The progress of Cars and Buses is recorded frequently at checking points, for it’s just as bad to be ahead of schedule as behind. Unless they keep on a reasonable schedule, the timing of many pa trons, other Buses and Cars may be upset. So when you help the Operator to get started without delay, you’re helping yourself and neighbors all along the line on dozens of vehicles. Having your fare ready when you board— dropping your dime or token in the box yourself (or showing weekly pass so Opera tor can see it) makes a difference. So does moving to the rear of a vehicle so that others may board more easily. Or when presenting a coin say, "Three tokens, please”—or "Six tokens, please”—or "Cash, please” . . . saves the Operator asking, "Cash or Tokens and how many?” A partly-filled Street Car or Bus today is like a partly-filled War Stamp Album or a partly-equipped Soldier. The least we can do on the home front is to help each do a FULL-time job. |iCo. rm—— _ Buy Defense.STAMPS and STAMP Out Hit Axis * /v Back From the Wars Flyer Tells of Forced Landing Of Bomb-Loaded Fortress Capt. Sidney E. Buck Pilot in 50 Raids Over Axis Lands You can take it from Capt. Sidney E. Buck, veteran of 50 bombing raids over Europe, that bringing a Flying Fortress, complete with full bomb load, down for a forced landing on a desert is no picnic—at least until it is all over. Capt. Buck, 23, who returned re cently to his home at 109 West Saul road, Kensington, Md.. after more than eight months in North Africa, where he piloted a Flying Fortress on 50 raids over Sicily, Sardinia, France, Italy, Germany and Greece, said today that excepting his forced landing In a North African desert, his raids were “nothing more than routine, and not very interesting.” “We had been on a raid over BI zerte,” Capt. Buck said, “but had been unable to drop our bombs when the weather closed in on us. We got back over Africa and while looking about for a place to sit down we clipped a mountain top and lost a part of the horizontal sta bilizer. Afraid to Let Bombs Go. “The worst thing was that we i were afraid to let the bombs go I for fear of hitting a village or town, and finally when wre decided to try a landing, there were all of those bombs to think about. “I told the crew to bail out if they wanted to, but every man decided to stay with the plane. We hit the ground all right and then one of the engines caught fire. “We scrambled behind a sand dune—although the bombs had been safetied, you never can be sure what they will do—and it’s a pretty good thing we didn't stay in the open, for five of the bombs exploded in the fire.” Capt. Buck said he and his crew were in the desert three days before they were taken to Algiers by a' group of Arabs who had seen the crash and had come out and pitched tents for them. "That was some trip,” he com mented. "I rode an Arabian horse and got along pretty well, but my Stories of Veterans Wanted by Star This is another of a series of interviews with men from the Washington area who have returned from overseas duty. Friends and relatives of service men returning from battle zones are urged to write or telephone the city editor of The Star at NA 5000. The Star wants to give these men of the armed forces a chance to tell their stories to the thousands of interested Washingtonians. bombardier had broken his shoulder in the crash and had to be carried strapped to a stretcher on a camel. It was no fun because a camel is not : very even in his gait.” Capt. Buck, who wears the Air j Medal with nine Oak Leaf Clusters, said there really wasn’t anything | very exciting about his 50 missions ; over enemy territory. He said he was on both raids on Rome, and they were about the easiest of the lot. “They hadn't gotten ready for us and there was little or no opposi- j tion.” he said. "And besides, the weather was so clear that we couldn't miss our targets.” " Capt. Buck said the closest he got Heroism in Death Of Lt. Smith Told Lt. Robert B. Smith, Jr., who was reported missing in action in the Mediterranean theater last September lost his life ‘‘in a heroic effort to avoid hitting a friendly plane,” the War Depart ment informed his family last week. The accident occurred in soft ening-up opera tions preceding | the invasion of | Sicily. Just after ; taking off with i his squadron, Lt. Smith's plane was forced into the Mediterranean in an attempt to avoid collision with1 friendly planes which came into the formation unexpectedly. A fellow officer, who related the details of the accident to Lt. Smith's father on a recent visit to Washington, said his heroism had saved at least one or two other planes. When Lt. Smith W'as reported ‘‘missing” a letter to his father from an officer in the North African area indicated that he had been killed. During the course of his six months duty overseas, Lt. Smith was awarded the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters. He saw action in the thick of the Tunisian cam paign and had 46 missions to his credit. Born in Washington, he attended Western and Woodrow Wilson High Schools. Before completing his course at National University Law School, he enlisted in the Air Corps jin August. 1941. He received his wings at Moore Field. Brownsville. Tex., and was stationed for about a year at Bolling Field. His father, Robert- B. Smith, 8 Albemarle street. Westmoreland Hills, is assistant to the administra tor of the Federal Housing Adminis tration. He was formerly a cor respondent in the Washington Bureau of the Philadelphia Public Ledger. Ready any time with delicious STEERO—-« steaming pkteful of aasty beefy soup, or a rich beefy gravy everybody likes. STEERO is made with REAL beef extract. * ■ I CAPT. SIDNEY E. BUCK, Shown standing before a Fly ing Fortress at a North African base. Each bomb, stenciled on the plane's side, represents a raid over enemy territory. —Northwest African Air Forces Photo. to the Purple Heart was on one raid when an enemy shell came through the cockpit and knocked a piece of plastic off one of the controls In front of his co-pilot. He said when they got back to base his co-pilot discovered blood on his neck and upon investigating found a little piece of plastic under the skin. He got his Purple Heart without know ing he had been wounded. Capt. Buck said. Even flights where "nothing hap pens’’ have their grim aspects. Capt. Buck said he saw a plane in his for mation, which had been hit in one of its gas tanks, disintegrate in the air. He said he saw the pilot jump just before the plane went to pieces, and saw him tumble out of his para chute harness when the chute opened. “We don’t think about those things,” he said. "You Just sit and fly,” Capt. Buck said. "Even when you have lighter opposition, you still just sit and fly. There is one thing about enemy fighters, though. They sure make you forget about the flak. It Just seems to fade out when they come at you.” “There really isn't much to tell," Capt. Buck said. "You ought to in terview my mother if you really want a good story about me.” ALL THREE KINDS OF MENSTRUAL DISCOMFORT Hfilb Ml BIH ! fRAMPS-'Funrti<»ti«' t SSaMBras 1 and relieve#l V headache-A i \rS^^hikMido1 k 1 provides other belp. h #£PRESSIOH-Mido! ro». : from "dreeded d»y. «“»*• l ; 1 m0 oraanw* ditnrJrr I //V®" **", *° **“, furoical rat*, j I I jildoi contains no opt^Lgfjn^^ j ^®##0 NlVMkHpilf § \% «WKI«I nuivn niNcnoNAi minstiual swimm If Your Nose Fills Up Tonight -*»»»*«* It’s wonderful how Vicks Va-tro-nol clears the tran sient congestion that clogs up the nose I Results are so very good because Va-tro-nol is specialized medication that works right where trouble is—to relieve stuffiness uiaua and make breathing easier. 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