Ground Observation

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From insert with disc:

U.S. AIR FORCE
OUTSIDE START
GROUND OBSERVER CORPS
SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS

33 1/3 R.P.M.

NAME OCCUPATION TIME

1. General Benjamin W. Chidlaw, Commanding General, Air Defense Command 1:55

2. Lt. General Leon W. Johnson, Commanding General, Continental Air Command Congressional Medal of Honor winner for his participation in the Ploestie Oil Field Raids of World War II :50

3. Lt. General Clarence Heubner (RET), N. Y. State Director of Civil Defense :28

4. Edward R. Murrow, News Analyst and radio and television news reporter :30

5. General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff, USAF :41

6. Red Barber, Radio and TV Sportscaster :20

7. Mr. E. J. Tangerman, Executive Editor of American Machinist Magazine 2:4l


SIDE #2

8. Ed Sullivan, Syndicated columnist and TV star 1:50

9. Arthur Godfrey, Radio and TV star :50

10. Major Charles Yeager, First man to fly faster [than] the speed of sound 1:22

11. Robert Q. Lewis, Radio and TV comedian :30

12. Vaughn Monroe, Orchestra leader and vocalist 1:11

13. Mr. "X", Ground Observer whose name cannot be used because of the fear of reprisal to relatives behind the Iron Curtain. 1:15

14. Captain Fred Blesse, One of our leading jet aces :27


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71714
Municipal archives id: LT5225