Our Q-Boat tactical training, AA firing drone targets towed by airplanes is going on as scheduled. All hands (Os & EMs) are required to man the .40 Cal. AA guns and fire like when we were at PMA during rifle markmanships. OSP policy is all hands are supposed to be capable of being AA gun crew members. AA exercises will last during the week followed by depth charge firing next week.
The newly established Command and Gen. Staff School (CGSS) whose Commandant is Col. Clifford Bluemel USA is scheduled to open come Sept. 1 in Baguio. Senior O’s capable of being Division Comdrs. and Div. Staff are being selected by a Board to undergo training in this School. So far, the following O’s have orders to attend the CGSS: B/Gen Vicente Lim; Cols. Mateo Capinpin; Fidel Segundo; Col. Luther R. Stevens; Col. Guy O. Fort; Salvador F. Reyes; Juan C. Quimbo; Eustaquio Baclig; Pastor Martelino (our PMA Supe); Bradford Chenoweth; and Joseph Vachon.
Manila news states that in France, Vichy arrested 5,000 Jews and sent them to the Drancy Concentration Camp that opened yesterdat. On the USSR front, the Soviets blow up the Dneiper Dam to halt further German advances