The SCROLL of Phi Delta Theta for March, 1943
accept a commission as lieutenant (senior grade)
in the Navy, and he is now serving as Assistant
Supply Officer at the Marine Corps Air Station,
Cherry Point, N.C.
It is also interesting to note that Brother
Steele's bride of four months is a member of
the WAACs, stationed at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Barely 21 when sworn in, she is one of the
youngest WAACs in the country.
CAPT. DONALD LEROY GILBERT, Oregon State '38,
was one of the flyers who took part in the low
level bombing of Sfax, eastern Tunisia port.
BENJAMIN HART DALLY, JR., Westminster
CAPT. JOHN ELLIS, Miami '39
Holds responsible post in South Pacific area
CAPT. JOHN HOLDERMAN ELLIS, Miami '39, holds
the responsible position of assistant area communications officer in the Marine CcTrps in the
South Pacific area. After a year of graduate work
at Miami, Captain Ellis held a fellowship at
A. and M. until called into service in 1940,
by the U.S.M.C.R. His promotion was
so rapid that one pay voucher was made out to
Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, and finally
Captain John H. Ellis. His father, A. Dane Ellis,
Miami '12, and a brother, Tom Ellis, Miami '44,
are also Phis.
LIEUT. EDGAR HAROLD JONES, Michigan State '37,
is now' commanding officer of a service squadron
at the Army Air Base, Syracuse, N.Y. Before
entering service Lieutenant Jones, a former
Michigan State varsity football star, was connected with the training school of the Michigan
State Police. He held a commission as first
lieutenant in the Army Reserve when called to
active duty in July, ig4a. At this time Brother
Jones was sent to Selfridge Field and assigned
to the 4th Base Headquarters and Air Base
Squadron. He was later named Provbst Marshal
at Selfridge Field and performed many other
duties as Base Security Officer, Trial Judge Advocate in Special Courts Martial, Commanding officer
of a guard squadron, and police and prison officer.
In November he was transferred to a service
group and sent to Syracuse.
ARNOLD JAY STEELE, Pennsylvania
'25, has re-
ceived an honorable discharge from the Army to
pilot of the huge American transport plane,
bound for Africa, which crashed on the desolate
shore of Dutch Guiana in South America in
January, was one of the 35 victims of the disaster, worst in American aviation history. Victims of the crash included Eric Knight, novelist,
who wrote This Above All; P. E. Foxworth,
crack G-man who worked on the Lindbergh
napping and the roundup of the eight Nazis
who came ashore from U-boats; William Hodson, New York City Welfare Commissioner; five
other civilians, eighteen U. S.. Array officers,
and eight members of the crew, including
Maj. General Harold L. George, commanding
general of the Air Transport Command, who
made the announcement, said the cause of the
disaster was unknown, but that an Army board
was investigating. "I might add," he stated, "that
the pilot and crew were just about the best in
JAMES ELLIS MUNRO, Syracuse '35, was last re-
ported as taking Officers' Training at a Camp in
North Carolina. At-Christmas time his mother
wrote one of his Phi friends that he went
overseas in May, 1942, and his regiment was
stationed somewhere in Ireland. In September
he was returned for work in the Officers' Train-
Saved by a Bomb!
LT. DONALD MCLEOD (RED) BRYAN, Morv-
tana '42, of the Army Air Corps, recently
cheated death in a harrowing experience.
In the performance of his in the Mediterranean theater of War
Bryan was captured and imprisoned on an Axis submarine. When this
sub was bombed by a British plane, Bryian
was blown clear of the wreckage, to be
rescued later by an Allied vessel. He is
now recuperating in a hospital on the
Island of Malta.