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Dover Air Force Base … The Early Years!


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1945 - SAVING LARD FOR ARMY USE AND CIVILIANS, TOO -- All lard needed at the Dover Army Air Field is salvaged in the airfield’s own central butcher shop, newest innovation in the base mess system, and there is still plenty to be sold on the open market. Four Army butchers are shown at work preparing meat cuts for all mess halls. Sgt Otto Greulich, chief butcher, is at left; other are Pfc Merril Diggins, Sgt Charles Safford and Col Kermit LaRue