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WING PANEL STRETCHER

WHEN NEW YOUNG RECRUITS ARE FIRST PUT TO WORK
UNDER SEASONED PETTY OFFICERS IN THE NAVY AIRBORNE,
THEY HAVE MANY TRADITIONAL PRANKS PLAYED UPON THEM.
ONE CONCERNS THE SENDING OF A YOUNG "BOOT"
TO THE STORE ROOM, WITH ORDERS TO RETURN WITH A
"WING PANEL STRETCHER," A DEVICE SUPPOSEDLY DESIGNED
TO STRETCH THE WIND (SING?) PANELS OF A PLANE.
OBVIOUSLY, NO SUCH CONTRAPTION EXISTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALMA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing

Date learned: 03-09-1970

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