James H. Ebeling

Aerial Gunner
Private First Class James H. Ebeling, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Ebeling, 646 Summer Street, was graduated from the aerial gunnery school at Harlingen Army Air Field recently.

He will now join an aerial combat team on a bomber, unless retained at Harlingen to serve as a gunnery instructor.

During a six-week course in every phase of gunnery warfare, Private First Class Ebeling learned to fire every type of weapon from camera guns to the deadly caliber .50 Brownings, studied turret manipulation and aircraft identification, and learned to tear down and assemble machine guns while blindfolded. He climaxed the course by firing on towed targets from Texan training planes, medium bombers and Liberators.