John spent most of his military service in Frankfurt, writing for the American Forces Network. The first photo above shows him listening to sound effects; the second busy at his typewriter. Most of his scripts were based on subjects from the army publication “Troop Topics,” devoted to points of military discipline and morale. He often dramatized them as science fiction, or as comedies — many featuring a hapless Brooklynite named Mulvaney. He did, however, also write material on some of his preferred subjects: Halloween broadcasts from Frankenstein’s castle and the Great Pyramid, coverage of the army chapter of the Baker Street irregulars — even a documentary on UFOs.
I’ve listed all the scripts I know of in the bibliography; any additions are welcome!