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413th Fighter Group Pictorial Review
Officers Mess at Bluethenthal Field
North Carolina.

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Donated by Seth A. Villa

December 1944
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Photo, Inside of the Officers Mess at Bluethenthal Field North Carolina
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 Members of the 413th 
Officers Mess
Clobbering the Vitamins in the Officer's Mess.

The officers usually have better food and better eating conditions, but in WW2, everyone had it rough.

More Mess Hall Stories
When I was in the Navy I did my share of mess duty. Potato peeling and scrubbing floors.  I don't know what these guys problem was, but they liked clean floors and didn't give a hoot about the food quality.  This was at NAS Memphis, Millington, Tennessee, in 1972.  After cooking potatoes for a couple of weeks I was put onto day shift cleaning the floors.  After every meal, we would move all the tables and chairs to one half of the room, then put scrubbing pads on the buffer and kitchen cleanser on the floor and go scrubbing away.  After we scrubbed the floor we had to mop up all of the kitchen cleanser, which took about three complete moppings.  The next step was to dry the floor then put wax on it, let it dry again then buff it.  When we got that half of the floor done, it was time to do the whole job again on the other half.  We did this between every meal.  I was always wondering how many years the tiles would last with that much scrubbing.  C. Jeff Dyrek, Webmaster.

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