VOL. 1. NO. 15 Published Every Friday Drew Field,
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Soldiers at Drew Field are con-
tinuing to take snapshot photo-
graphs in violation of existing
orders and regulations, the Office
of S-2, Base Headquarters an-
Although distribution has been
made of restrictions governing the
taking of photographs, the follow-
ing restriction'is again quoted for
the guidance of all military per-
sonnel: "NO PHOTOGRAPHS
SHALL BE TAKEN ON DREW
FIELD THAT SHOW ANYTHING
OTHER THAN THE PERSON,
OR NOT MORE THAN SIX (6)
PERSONS WITH A PLAIN
BACKGROUND (SUCH AS A
WALL OR TENT) WITHOUT
PROPER AUTHORITY OF THIS
HEADQUARTERS." (Base Memo
55-1, Hq. AAB Drew Field,
The fact is recognized that
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Honeymoon Island Falls to
Drew Soldiers---For Duration
Cigars Makers to
Have Benefit Hop
For USO Drive
The Cigar Makers Union, Local
500, are doing their part for the
Tampa U.S.O. drive in a big way.
Arrangements have been com-
pleted for a dance Saturday even-
ing at the Cuban Club, located at
14th Street and 10th Avenue, Ybor
City, with the entire proceeds go-
ing to the U.S.O. fund .
A dual bill of music will furn-
ish rhythm for the dancers. Don
Francisco and the La Tropical
orchestras have been engaged for
the dance. Dancing will start at
10:30 p. m. Saturday and con-
tinue until 4:30 a. m. Sunday.
Admission free for men in uni-
form and 25c for ladies.
A soft tropical breeze kissed
their cheeks. The rhythm of the
surf was music to their ears as
they lay stretched out together
on the white sands of romantic
Pelicans and gulls floated lazily
above them. Contentment was
theirs. And happiness too. Cares
of the world were far away.
No, not honeymooners. They
were soldiers from Drew Field
who were paying their first visit
to the nationally-known island of
Nearly a hundred Drew men
were the first soldiers to ever
visit the island. Last Sunday they
swam in the warm waters of the
gulf and played on the beach of
the famous island retreat.
They went deep sea fishing in
the good boat Captain Langley,
and they caught fish, barrels of
Soldiers explored the sub-tro-
pical island from stem to stern.
They went into palm-thatched
lover's huts where happy Ameri-
can couples have spent blissful
They fished from the pier and
saw huge turtles and strange tro-
pical fish swim beneath the
In short, Honeymoon Island fell
to the soldiers from Drew, and
Drew soldiers fell for Honeymoon
To a man they agreed that the
trip to Honeymoon Island was
tops in recreation.
The excursion, arranged by Col.
Gimbel, Special Services Officer,
and Mr. C. M. Washburn, owner
of the island, was the first of
regularly planned trips for Drew
Present plans call for convoys
to make trips to Dunedin where
the men will transfer to boats for
the trip to the tropical paradise.
Mr. Washburn has promised to
have small boats for use of the
next group visiting the island.
The much-debated $50 a month
base pay for buck privates is pret-
ty much of a reality now. Only
senate and house approval and
President Roosevelt's signature,
all a foregone conclusion, remains
before American .soldiers become
the highest paid in the world.
The new army pay scale places the
American soldier in the highest
pay bracket in the world. The
Australians are the next highest
at $45 a month. A Japanese
private gets only 30 cents a
The pay raises will be retro-
active to June 1.
A comparison between the pres-
ent and new monthly pay scales
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Friday, June 12,, 1942
- DO-E 1
The Drew Field Echoes
JIMMY JACKSON, Publisher
Tampa Army Newspapers
1113: FLORIDA AVENUE
P. O. Box 2555 Phone 2177
All advertisements contained in
this newspaper are also contained in
the MacDill Field Fly Leaf. Minimum
joint circulation: G6000 copies.
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A newspaper published exclusive-
ly for the personnel of Drew Field
and devoted to military interests
and the United Nations Victory.
Opinions expressed in this news-
paper are those of the individual
writers and under no circumstances
are they to be considered those of
the United States Army. Advertise-
ments in this publication do not
constitute an endorsement by the
War Department or its personnel of
the products advertised.
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& AM P A ID
Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr
Extra Dollars says "I think it is nice that the
ExtraX arll men will get the extra pay. Per-
--Less Trouble sonally, I'm gonna' bank mine
until I have a surplus. Then I'll
Says Sgt. Bodo take the extra money and buy
ys g o War Stamps and Bonds."
Master Sergeant Bodo, who
ought' know ,says, "To the lower
grades, and to the Army in gen-
eral, it'll be one of the biggest
morale builders since the change
of pay rates in 1922. I know of
nothing better in the world for a
soldier and his immediate family
than a few extra dollars monthly.
"There will be no excuse for a
man not getting a few dollars on
the pay table each month now
that the pay boost has gone
"Most of the minor troubles in
the lower grades are caused either
directly or indirectly by the lack
of money. With this new raise
there will be no excuse for a man
not being able to keep himself in
good shape. Although the raise
does not affect my salary a great
deal I'm certainly happy for the
men who will enjoy a healthy in-
Pvt. Robert Cahill, says, "Now
that the pay raise has passed
instead of not eating at the mess
hall twice a week I'll not eat there
three times a week."
Pfc. Eugene Rybicki, says, "I
had to see it to believe it, but
then hell the little woman saw it
at the same time so what's
the use trying to hold out."
,Sgt. Neal Lauderdale, weather
department, believes the Peter O.
Knight air port will benefit from
his raise. The Sergeant does lots
of private flying there. "How-
ever," he says, "I'm in favor of
A Drew Field rookie with eight
days service, Pvt. Fred Kloer,
says, "Well, I think soldiers
should get the raise. Soldiers real-
ly earn every cent they get. We
sweat it out. I thought working in
the ship yards was tough until I
became a member of Uncle Sam's
First Sergeant John H. Miller,
declared, "It'll take a lot of
money to finance the bill but it
will help the morale of the troops
and give the fellows Ochance to
save a little money. Several of
my men have mentioned investing
the extra dough in War Bonds
and Stamps. All in all, I think it
is a good idea."
Corporal Richard A. Brown,
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It'll be bonds, bonds, and more
bonds when the men of the Base
Medical Detachment receive their
first pay check of the new basic
increase. Follows herewith some
of the comments gleaned from
various b.a.p.'s who have been
boosted into the upper salary
Said Pvt. Robert Imrie, "I
bought stamps even under the old
schedule. Now I'll be able to get
some full-sized bonds." When
asked what he would do with his
raise Pvt. Jim "Hurry" Cain was
even more enthusiastic: "I'm
gonna get myself a battleship and
dare the Japs to sink it buy
bonds of course."
Pvt. Ralph Bryant had visions
of a wife, a house on Park Avenue
and a limousine but, snapping
from his reverie, agreed maybe
bonds would be more practical in-
surance. Corp. Jerry Kovler's gas-
tric juices flowed, as he talked of
sauterne and champagne, but se-
riously added that bonds would be
a more pleasant hangover.
Comments were diverse and
many. Privates First Class John
Wilson, Walter Verchuck, and
James Cruickshank along with
Privates Joseph Filas, Dewey L.
Mathes, Harold Baker and Jack
Kamen, questioned at random, all
agreed on the best investment-
Even the names of the boys are
indicative of all that's desirable
in an army. We have a Corp.
MAGER Caldwell, Corp. Robert
TRUE, and Pvt. Daniel FREE.
S/Sergeant Witman Rice, for-
merly of the Detached Medical
Dept. here at Drew Field, has
been granted a commission as
2nd. Lt. in the Medical Adminis-
trative Corps, and will be sta-
tioned at Brookey Field, Alabama.
He schooled at Carlisle Barracks.
Sergeant Major Dean seems to
emulate the famous "Dizzy" as he
rifles those clothes line throws to
Nettle Ruth. Mathison, fast
pedalling typist'of the Flight Sur-
geon's Office, leaves for Washing-
ton on the 16th for a two weeks'
The men of the Base Medical
Detachment moved into their new
barracks a bit prematurely. After
the housewarming frivolities were
over they shaved and showered in
ice water and groped about in an
TALK IS JEEP!
The Army jeep-that two-by-
four streak of lightning-has
made a great name for itself. It's
getting all kinds of praise-on the
battlefields and on the home
front. Even the songwriters have
taken it to their hearts. Or
haven't you heard these ditties?
"Keep the Jeep A-jumpin',"
"Johnny Got a Jeep," "Little Bo
Peep Has Lost Her Jeep," "The
Jeep Song," "The Jeeps Are
Coming," and "Six Jerks and a
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many soldiers have photography
as a hobby. This restriction is not
intended to stop men from using
their cameras, S-2 explained. It
must be emphasized, however,
that snapshots must be taken in
keeping with the above quoted
extract. Photographs taken in
violation, even though innocently
and without malicious intent,
will be considered as prima facie
evidence of the action of any in-
dividual and will lead to discipli-
Photographs of men standing
before equipment and photographs
of airplanes and with airplanes in
the background are the most com-
mon violations .Photographs with
trees or vegetatio nas a back-
ground may be taken ,as long as
such photograph does not contain
a sweeping background view of
Captain Doster Happy
The happiest officer on the Field
is Capt. Harry M. Doster, Public
Relations Officer. He thinks now
that the men are making Fifty
bucks monthly he won't have to
give his staff 'bus fare every week
to see that the Echoes gets out on
time. Captain, You're just a born
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Friday, Junet 11, 1942
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TO THE LATRINE
Absolute knowledge I have none,
But my nieces' washerwoman's
Heard a policeman on his beat
Say to a laborer in the street
That he had a letter last week
Written in the finest Greek
From a Chinese coolie in
Who said that the natives in
Of a colored man in a Texas town
Who got it straight from a circus
That a man in the Klondike heard
From several South Amercian
Who heard of a society female
Whose mother-in-law will
To prove that her husband's
As stated in a printed piece
That she has a son who has a
Who knows when this war is
GOING TO END.
(And the latrine colonels will
spread a rumor
Until us poor soldiers get out of
By Christ Behm
The social, held for thirty men
of the 350th at the Seminole Pres-
byterian Church last Friday,
turned out to be a pleasant sur-.
prise to everyone. The novel
dances and games pleased all. And
hearing them talk about the swell
time made the boys who were left
behind very unhappy. Major Kaep-
pel was very pleased with the en-
thusiasm with which the social
was received, and promised to see
that we received more invitations.
Who said we were forgotten?
The trip that was planned for
those who wanted to go deep-sea
fishing has been held up due to
the current changes in the squa-
Sgt. L. J. Wyatt will replace
Sgt. Aulabaugh as 'top-kick.' This
strikes us as an excellent choice
for that position. Sgt. Wyatt
knows the squadron and realizes
tle duties that have to be per-
formed. We're with you, Sgt.
Pvt. W. Benson is the target of
envy from the whole group. How
nice it must 'be-Two letters every
day from the little woman.
Benny Says:-1-ajor Kaeppel
may not be the best speaker I
have ever heard, but he is the most
convincing. Every word seems to
be carefully chosen, and they
strike home with meaning.
Pvt. Michalick is breathing
easier now that a certain Sergeant
has left. Fine thing. Yru sure
pick on the big boys, private.
The personnel inspection turned
out to be very satisfactory. Strut
your stuff, fellows. Boy, is this
A mystery in four parts: Pv.t.
Bittner receives letter. Reads
same. Tears up object angrily. Re-
isumes duty nonchalantly. Hmmm?
From the 314th A. B. Sqd.
By Pfc. William Greenberg
Romeo Theophilius Stephens is
doing alright. by himself. Three
dames he had the other day .
all by his lonesome. If he makes
this speed as a gadget whatinhell
will he do when he wears his
The military voice of First
Sergeant Harris nearly wakes the
men at calesthenics every morn-
ing. Don't do it sergeant, wait for
the chow rush that'll wake
the most ardent bed-lover.
The closed hours of the P. X.
got Pvt. Paul Murphy plenty up-
set. He missed his ice cream of a
morning. Came a box four feet
quare from home the other day
illed with the delicious stuff.
What a capacity or did your
barracks mates take part in the
Who is the man in
nutters, "Ise so tired"
f his round-trips to
The first echelon of men took
to rifle practice like ducks to
water. Some of them were wreath-
ed in smiles after their first fir-
ing but some of them looked as if
they had served as targets.
Corporal Allan Basnight finally
gave up. Four years of courtship
ended at the altar recently. That's
the way it goes you chase 'em
. .and they catch you!
The orderly room was shot to
pieces last Tuesday afternoon. A
lovely vision of femininity in the
person of Miss Esther Howarth
came into our lives and the work
went haywire. Some of the ser-
geants have all the luck.
Pvt. Berry is our idea of a five
foot bundle of dynamite.
ED. NOTE-After this last
paragraph we gave the Greenberg
an aspirin and put him to bed. He
s resting comfortably as we go to
What private felt not so private
when someone suggested that a
private is not so private in fact he
is not a private at all. Sounds ra-
their complicated but your corres-
pondent feels certain that a cer-
tain private whose first initial of
his last name is Jesse Zimmerman
will fully understand.
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DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday,. June 11, 1942
O r19STAM A9S LARGEST
DREW FIELD SWIM
MEET WON BY
564th SIGNAL TEAM
The 564th Signal A. W. regi-
ment swimmers won the Drew
Field swimming meet held in a
steady downpour at Cuscaden pool
on Tuesday night with 43 points.
The 503rd Signal A. W. regiment
team was second with 22 points
while the 553rd Signal A. W. out-
fit finished third with 14 points.
Two first places weie copped by
Hyland, of the winning team. He
also finished in another event and
swam on the winning relay team
in two races, to cop individual
scoring honrs. Che runner-up
spot was garnered by Hogg, a
teammate, who swam off with two
Summary of events follows:
40-yard free style, Hogg, Sta-
tham (564th); Howell (553rd).
40-yard breaststroke, Hyland,
Costa (564th); Shannahan
(553rd). Time: 0.35.0.
120-medley relay, 564th, 503rd.
Diving, Hyland, Reeves (503rd)
80-yard rree style, Hogg,
Howell, Reeves. Time: 0:58.1.
40-yard backstroke, Welsh
(503rd), Hyland. Time: 0:21.5.
160-yard relay, 564th, 553rd,
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Our True Love
Leaves Us Flat
The secret love of Sofia. She came to him from the
-. Ia 'es 01n -- 'ewn artU rnisf-
Ist Rept. Co, 501st Regt.
By Sgt. Harry Streger
Our one man amateur band got
very hot the other day and when
the final survey was made, S/Sgt.
Cimino was nursing a bruised
ankle. He said it was the rifle,
but we know differently.
1st. Sgt. Watkins is nursing a
hoarse throat. He (blames the
cadence count, but yours truly
suggests that he change his brand.
Happy birthday, dear Johnson,
-etc. Here's hoping for many
more. Pass the refreshments
around, H. B.
Anyone visiting First Report-
ing Company last Friday could
have seen the hustle and bustle
that was evident Guess what?
Inspection preparation Inspec-
tion note: Wonder what happened
to all the water in the canteens
when the inspecting officer made
Here's one for the books: A
certain NCO devoted four hours
one morning trying to teach some
soldier the flank movements It
was fine up to the finale, when he
found out that the pupil was as-
signed to another company. It
could only happen to Lee.
Pvt. West, always so eager to
entertain, was surprised to find
the quarters empty. Could it be
the tune or the .? Better luck
Can't figure it out-why cook
Francisco roams around in his
shorts. Is he trying to sport his
We're not mentioning names,
but a certain C. Q. was a pal to a
certain soldier when he reported
him absent from bed check. We
are still wondering-was the C.Q.
right? Ask Raymond-he knows.
Speedy recoveries are wished
for Privates O'Dear and Young
who are at present confined to
You should see Pfc. Margari-
tonda dot-dash that gas pedal on
that truck. He still thinks he's in
the code class.
From confidential sources it
was revealed that a certain fel-
low is trying to get the low down
on a certain gal at Tibbets. The
Louisiana twins are on the alert
Pfc. Loftus is trying to crash
into "Instructors, Inc." The latest
straw vote shows that he will be
accepted for membership.
Pvt. Rokotz, a very amiable
fellow, can always be depended
upon to do his bit. Keep up the
good work, Peter.
Our "Boy" Elmer, too excited
for words because he's going on
that Bivouac, brushed his teeth
with shaving cream instead of
Extract: "Dear Mom, feeling
fine, send $10, P. S. Feeling bet-
ter" Ask Jack, he knows.
Romance: In the Spring time,
when a young man's fancy turns
to etc. "Don Juan" Francis X.
can vouch for that. Your" truly
knows that "Jackie" feels the
same about it. Watch this column
for startling revelations.
Flash: Pvt. Downs expects to
be a father soon. Boy or girl?
Talent: Pvt. J. Rhoads was an
artist in civilian life, having
studied on a four year scholar-
ship. We're looking forward to
seeing his murals .
The Bond Dept. in this com-
pany is swamped -with applicants.
Better get on the bond wagon be-
fore she rolls off.
ladies in St. Pete who are furnisn-
ing the day rooms. He gave her
Today he took her away and we
us. When we were low she boosted She's only across the office, but
she may as well be in Shangri La.
our moral. When we were gay How in eck can we walk Into
gay How in heck can we walk into
(like the time we scooped Mac- another soldier's domain and use
Dill on a story) she shared our Sofia. Guess we'll have to use the
enthusiasm. G. I. steel chairs from now on.
Col. Gimbel was responsible for Sofia, our divan, is no more.
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Friday, June 12, 1942
the Public Relation's staff is no
Daily we all looked forward to
seeing her in our office. We were
close to Sofia. She meant a lot to
Friday. June 12, 1942 DREW. FIELD ECHOES Page 5
By Pfc. Harry J. Zigen
Congratulations to the follow-
ing officers on their promotions:
Lt. Col. J. M. Andrews; Major H.
R. Chamberlin; Capt. R. M. Row-
ley; and 1st Lts. G. T. Neason, G.
M. ,Trostle, C. E. Taylor, B. T.
Wade, C. F. Zeigler, C. W. Abbott,
D. E. Clark, and R. W. Goff.
Congratulations also to Lt. and
Mrs. R. C. Lawrence, but for dif-
ferent reasons. The lieutenant's
wife was blessed recently with the
arrival of a baby girl.
After confinement in the hos-
pital, Captain J. M. Mathew, Cap-
tain C. W. Young and Lt. R. W.
Goff are with us again. They have
returned to the Base and we ex-
tend our best wishes to them.
Pfc. Thomas Flynn and Pvt.
Harry A..Best, both of the Com-
munications Co., have taken the
deep plunge into matrimonial
waters. Both were married re-
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THINGS WE DIDN'T KNOW
UNTIL NOW: Sergeant Major
Cornelius J. O'Shea was once a
jockey of note. In 1922, when
known as Neal O'Shea, he rode on
the Empire track and in 1923
raced in the Kentucky Derby. He
sustained an injury to his back,
however, before the race was over.
In 1931 he was the assistant in-
structor in horsemanship at Fort
Sill, Okla. Sgt. O'Shea also was a
marathon runner and in 1927
raced in the 26-mile Port Chester
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Private first class, present, $36;
Corporal, present, $54; new,
Sergeant, present, $60; new,
Staff sergeant, (present, $72;
First sergeant, present, $84;
Master sergeant, present, $126;
*First four months for buck
The pay of second lieutenants
will be raised from $1500 to
$1800 a year. Other commission-
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allowances for subsistence and
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ported a tremendous sale of Lilac
Vegetal as the Soldiers stormed
the gates in preparation for "big
deals with" "Little Chicks."
Before the word was out five
By Joe GaudieUlo minutes millions nad Deen spent
on bonds ,stamps, beer and pret-
What plays! Between Alert zels. This spending was word of
Lists, Bivouacs, the new pay raise month speculation, however, and
and furloughs, our duty 'non- the market suffered no tre-
coms (few and fart 'between) are mendous upheaval.
slowly going nuts ;and so is our From New York to San Fran-
administrative staff-yours truly, cisco soldiers and their friends
The Author. "Dear Lt. Noyes, "kicked the gong around" in a
please make some non-coms." big way. Fifty solid smackeroos
Fellows, now that we have that to buy any cockeyed thing they
new pay raise, let's all buy a bond. choose, and no strings whatsoever.
What's in tnis 'rash detail that Oh, joy unlimited!!
warrants so many volunteers.
Could it be the sterling, whirling
dervish they call 'Cookie'? Med. Det. 309th Air Base Group
Speaking of "lost battalions,"
where does the 553rd live? This *
organization regrets the loss of
T/Sgt. Elmer Fryar. No more will
we hear "Where's Elmer\?"
Yours truly would like to know fc Artur A Gi
who the beautiful blonde is that We welcome as a group the ap-
1st Sgt. S. R. Hardy was escort- pointment of Lt. Richard Rice as
ing down Franklin St. last Satur- o'ur Commanding Officer and
day night. Whenever you confront Group Surgeon. Although new to
Sgt. Stu Gessford, ask him to tell army life we know that it won't
you about Sulphur Springs pool. be long until' this cool, calm and
Flash! K. P. was cut from 14 days efficient officer will become a real
to a one week detail-that's some- leader of the medical commandos.
thing to smile about, men! From lAlready he has the men organized
dust clouds to rain puddles so that some of them are getting
can't Florida offer its service men
any better? Why does S/Sgt. Will
Owings take off every Wednes-
day? For the past two Wednes-
days, conditioning marches have
been on the training schedule.
Greetings and salutations to new
S/Sgt. Joe Durrette, who is doing
a 'bang-up' job in 'ye old shan-
ty.' By the way, who is this young
Gal from Tampa that Sgt. Kessler
raves about so much, and when
will the bells clang, Buddy? Pfc.
Howard Hirsch has set the date
for June 21, of next year. Let's
all be optimists and wait for those
corona-coronas. Yours truly wishes
to express his fervent apprecia-
tion to his Washington Pen-Pal
who corresponds with such unique
nicety. Will it be an 8x10 gold
tone? Praise be to the hash slin-
gers of the BN Kitchen for the
extra delicacies which they have
been dishing into our tin planes.
In Brooklyn, they call them 'Drug
Store Cowboys'; here at Drew,
they are called 'P. X. Tommies'.
Who are they? Au Reet!
"Joyous Tidings" Rang Out:
Soldiers' Pay Bill Passed
Newspaper business boomed.
Beer went like snowballs in you
know where. The man on the
practical experience at the Base
Dispensary while the rest of the
men are getting advanced medical
Pvts. Anderson and Goins are
planning a short sojourn home
and we iall hope that the boys are
not disappointed again. Pfc. Mor-
ris just back from Philadelphia
where he celebrated his first an-
niversary with his wife. He has
been doing quite a bit of "flying."
Could it be the weather? I won-
der why Pfc. McGlade and Koz-
loski are not interested in fur-
loughs. Maybe they have sand in
Pfc. Bloyer and the other men
in the 327th Mat. Sqdn, are doing
a fine job and we hope they keep
up the gooa work. All the men
send their regards to Pvt. Skorupa
who is at MacDill for an opera-
tion and wish him a speedy
We are all very proud of the
fact that Pvt. Schultz, our dental
technician, is a member of the
Hq. & Hq. Sqdn. soft ball team
and is sporting one of their new
latty uniforms. One of our more
versatile soldiers is Pvt. Casey
,who besides 'being a barber is an
street screamed "Halleluja." Buck experienced male nurse and fair
Privates made their official de- typist.
buts under the showers as Tib- That is all.
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DREW~ FIELD ECHORS
Friday, June 12, 1942
American Fighter Says
"It Can Happen Here"
Major Sedley Peck, who served acquainted with the impolnance of
with the French arn y during the the bridge at Sudan. They realized
present war, visited Drew Field the important part which it played
Monday and made an unusually in World War No. 1 and they
interesting talk to the service men knew that the security and the
of Drew Field. safety of the French people de-
Major Peck introduced himself pended largely on control of the
as an American ambulance driver bridge and other key positions
who volunteered to serve the
wounded of the French Army.
However, it was necessary for
him to join the French Army if he
was to continue in this capacity.
After discussing the problem with
the Consul and beine fully aware
that his American citizenship
would be lost if he joined the
French Army, he decided to cast
his lot with the French Forces,
reasoning that citizenship to a
slave ruled by Germans was al-
Major 1eck witnessed the major
battles before and at the fall of
France. He spoke unhesitatingly
and with a great deal of fervor
and emotion concerning the brave-
ry and the spirit of every French-
man who took part in those bat-
tles and who are still waging a
war for freedom. Throughout the
lecture, the Major reiterated again
and again the fact that any nation,
anywhere, and under the same
prevailing conditions which faced
France in those hectic days of
seige and battle, would have tast-
He recounted briefly several of
his experiences, one of which was
during the break through at Su-
dan. At this particular time, he
was attached to the Medical Corps
and in such a capacity had a ring-
side seat at the show of terror
and destruction. The French, ac-
cording to the Major, were fully
close by. Anyone can readily un-
derstand why the French en-
engineers blocked this position
from attack with concrete para-
pets, mines spotted strategically
and guns placed according to an
While hle was narrating the im-
portance of this position at Sudan,
he reminded his audience that in
the valley a battle was raging and
that the valley was filled with
dead and wounded. Administering
to the needs of such unfortunates
could 'be seen priests in their black
robes and matronly women in long
gowns. Suddenly there was a lull
-shell fire ceased-the sensation
was terrific, nerves were tense.
Then at the head of the bridge ap-
peared many French tanks. Rea-
soning on the theory that the
tanks had broken through and
were returning to take up the
stand at Sudan and strengthen this
position, the engineers removed
all hindrances and permitted the
tanks to cross the bridge.
Just as soon as they reached the
other side, these French tanks
spread to the control posts and
towers operating the mines which
would blow the bridge to bits with
a single stroke. At the precise
moment, the French tanks at-
tacked, the dead in the valley were
revived, the priests'and old wom-
en were armed German soldiers.
purpose by using French tanks
taken in a previous engagement
and kept in a safe place for just
He told how the French were
taken in by propaganda at Rheims
and how meticulously the Germans
plan every move spending as long
as twelve years in the preparation
of taking one objective. He also
recalled for his listeners how, dur-
ing the battle for Paris, French
soldiers, armed only with wine
bottles filled with gasoline, at-
tacked) the 72 ton German tanks
throwing their bottles of gasoline
as they charged. Such a display of
courage and bravery will be dif-
ficult to duplicate.
Major Peck cautioned that no-
body should make the mistake of
complacently sitting by with the
idea that 'it can't happen here.'
He reminded his audience that
many Frenchmen felt safe and se-
cure behind the Maginot Line but
France was humbled in defeat.
He repeated during his lecture
that the Germans are well-trained
in all military tactics, especially
in the task of occupying villages,
towns, cities, territories. Make no
mistake about the ingenuity, the
intellectuality, the craftiness or
the ruthlessnes of the German
More Plates, Dearie!
A colonels' wife at Paine Field,
Washington, sent a note to a cap-
tain on the post. "Colonel and
Mrs. Browne request the pleasure
of Captain Green's company to
dinner on May 15th," the invita-
tion read. Shortly she received a
courteous reply. It went like this:
"With the exception of five men
on leave and three on sick list,
Captain Greene's company will
take great pleasure in accepting
The Germans had achieved their your invitation."
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After many calls at the gas ra-
tioning board, he finally obtained
enough cards to make reasonably
certain the completion of his mis-
sion. "Yes Sir, Boy, I'll just
burn up the roads. Heck, I can
make it in a couple of days." Now
comes the sad news via a post
card to Capt. Turner: "I am 500
miles from Tampa, 600 miles from
home, my radiator is all shot to
the devil. Wish I never had ap-
plied for the furlough." By the
time Genny gets home, it will be
time for him to start back for the
field. Well, Genny, at least you
will have accomplished what you
started out to do, get your car
Congratulations to Pvt. "Bar-
bershop" Kasprzak in making the
plunge. The lucky girl, Miss Agnes
Heltshe, hails from Columbia,
Penna, and the happy couple met
at a Hairdressers Convention in
New York City, February of this
year. The ceremony took place in
Tampa, with Pfc John J. Gallagher
,as the best man, and we know that
June 2 will always be a red-letter
day in both their lives, but the
parting must come. The bride
leaves for home on the 10th. With
two hairdressers in the family, we
assume the heirs will all have
curly hair. By the way, fellows,
the couple wish to express their
thanks for the flowers.
In our column last week we ex-
pressed our wonderment whether
the new baseball suits yould im-
prove the playing of the team,
and we still don't know whether
it was the suits or the fact that
Jarvie hit. The saying among the
boys goes, "If Jarvie hits, we all
hit, and lo, and behold, the
miracle happened Jarvie hit,
with the results that we larruped
the Palm River team by a score
of 20 to 10. It was a gala night
for the boys; everyone hit and
supported the excellent pitching
of "Iron Man Miller."
Back in civilian life we never
realized that hidden talents lay
dormant within us, and it took the
Army to bring them .to the
surface. For instance, who would
have believed that "Farmer"
Trott would turn out to be a first
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Pfc. Andrew Paterson
327 Material Squadron
By T. G. Meo
Did you notice the military
manner in which Private William
Wasilco walked his post recently?
Everything was fine until he had
to change his gun from right to
the left shoulder arms. That was
when he proved to be a rookie.
Don't give up the ship, Bill; Rome
wasn't built in a day.
Have you wondered why the
boys of the 327th are taking such
good care of their gas masks and
treating them like babies? Well,
I'll let you in on a secret. Last
Friday our Commanding Officer
convoyed us to a field which had
a gas chamber in order to acquaint
us with the smell of various gases
and to check our gas masks. The
test proved successful. If you care
to obtain any more information
about gasses, ask the 327th.
Whatever they tell you about its
effects, believe them. "A word to
the wise is sufficient."
Congratulations were ready for
Staff Sergeant Roney when he re-
turned from his home town in
Alabama. Last week S/Sgt. Roney
left Drew Field with one thought
on his mind-that two could live
as cheaply as one. Upon his ar-
rival he was greeted by a beauti-
ful Alabama belle who was to be-
come his bride. He silenced our
congratulations, however, when he
informed us his girl had decided
that duty came first. She is a
member of the Women's Auxiliary
)f the American Red Cross.
We wonder why the boys of
Tent No. 3. Row No. 4, are sweat-
ing out "P ayDay." Could it be
that Lady Luck forgot to visit
them last pay day. What do you
Why does Private Bernard Bieri
greet the morning with a smile
and dread the thought of 5:00
o'clock? Could it be that all of
his interest is over his left shoul-
der? Don't blame you a bit, Bieri.
Some of us lonesome recruits
would like to be in your shoes,
'So the 350th went on another
party. Did you enjoy your drinks
(iced tea)? Did anyone trip while
playing the game, "Ring around
the Rosy?" We wonder if you
would teach us the new Tampa
rage, the La Conga. Who should
we see for instructions?
One of our recruits was growl-
ing about how hard he was being
drilled. Another soldier standing
by, who'd had previous training
in Panama, said that was nothing.
In Panama, he added, we drilled
with donkeys and after the don-
keys got tired we carried them.
class armorer? With the efficiency
he has shown in taking the guns
apart and putting them together,
we have no fears of faulty or dirty
guns. Good work, Trott. His am-
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and if he keeps on being able to
grasp things as quickly as he has,
we are sure that in the near fu-
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Set-up Now Begins
To Function At Drew
Organizations to administer
Army Emergency Relief Funds
were set up and functioning today
at bases of the Third Air force to
relieve distress of any families of
Commanding officers at each
base were made presidents of their
sections. They named committees
of officers to collect funds and to
investigate all applications for re-
lief. Major J. F. Gillem, special
services officer of the Third Air
Force, was designated by Maj.
Gen. Walter H. Frank to handle
the program at Third Air Force
The particular object of Army
Emergency Relief is to relieve dis-
tress of personnel of the army and
their dependents, without regard
to the degree of relationship of
the dependents. Emergencies in
which the plan is primarily con-
cerned are those arising from ca-
sualties caused by combat or ac-
cidents, hardships caused by sud-
den change of station or units or
individuals and other emergency
financial distress arising from
causes incident to military service.
Financial aid will be given on
the basis of actual need. Rank or
service will not influence the am-
ount of aid granted to army per-
sornel or to their dependents. Re-
lief may be by outright grant, or
in proper cases, by loans on which
no interest will 'be charged. In
some cases assistance will be
given through provision of food,
fuel, medical and dental care,
hospitalization and help in ob-
taining compensation, insurance
and allotments. This service will
supplement that of- the Red Cross.
THE ARMY SAVES
THE DAY FOR
It was after Retreat on blue
Monday and raining rather steadi-
ly. The rain pitter-pattered against
the blurred windows of the Drew
Field bus which was crowded with
soldiers eager to get to Tampa for
an evening of recreation, and
civilian employees anxious to get
home to supper.
Some distance beyond the North
Gate the bus stalled. The driver
couldn't get the vehicle started, so
he flagged another bus heading in
the opposite :direction. It took him
to the closest roadside store with
telephone facilities and there he
phoned in an S.O.S. for a me-
Meantime the soldier and civi-
lian passengers in the stalled bus
were expressing their distaste for
the delay. Suddenly deciding to
quell the restless crowd, a Tech
Sergeant from a Signal Corps out-
fit in Drew Field crossed over to
the driver's seat and sat down in
it. He manipulated the bus's gad-
gets and soon the motor began to
"Let's go!" some of the pas-
sengers cried out.
"We're off!" others shouted.
And sure enough the bus was
off. The Tech Sergeant reversed
the itinerary of the bus and re-
turned for the driver. The latter
showed his amazement at the sight
of the bus coming back from him,
with an Army sergeant at the
wheel. From then on he took over
and the bus proceeded to Tampa
without any further mishap.
It took the Army to get the dri-
ver out of his predicament. Just
another case of the Army coming
to the rescue of the civilian
("Army Hour"-May 31, 1942)
Fort Mills (WVDM) radio operator to Fort Shafter (WTJ) radio
Fort Mills (CORREGIDOR), PI
5 May 1942 Hawaiian war time
They are not near yet (Probably refers to the Japanese
troops in landing boats, preparing for the assault.) Waiting for
God only knows what.... How about a chocolate soda?.... Not many....
Not near yet. (0730/5 May 1942 Hawaiian war time-GCT. May 1942)
Lots of heavy fighting going on. (1003/5 May 1942 Hawaiian
war time GCT 6 May 1942)
We've got no time to waste, can you take it or not? (Refers to
a code message that he wished to have forwarded to the War Depart-
ment in Washington. He was told that his signals were too weak (Sig-
nals R1/2) for his code to be distinctly heard. Much of his antenna
had been shot away.) We will send thru navy. (Naval communica-
tions group were located in the tunnel adjacent to the army's). We've
only got about one hour and twenty minutes before.... (May refer to
estimated time when the garrison must surrender.) (1618/5 May
1942 Hawaiian war time-GCT, 6 May 1942.)
We may have to giveup by noon, we don't know yet.... They are
throwing men and shells at us and we may not be able to stand it....
They've been shelling us faster than you can count. (1645/5 May 1942
Hawaiian war time-GCT 6 May 1942.)
We've got about 55 minutes and I feel sick at my stomach. I am
really low down. They are around now smashing rifles. (Probably
refers to our troops blowing up the big guns to prevent them from
being captured.) They bring in the wounded every minute and it is
a horrible sight. (We will) be waiting for you guys for help. (That
is the) only thing (I) guess (that) can be done. General
WAINWRIGHT is a right guy and we (are) willing (to) go on for
him, but (I) guess he knows what's best all around. Well, I can't see
much from here. Shells were dropping all night. Faster than....
Damage terrific. It (is) too much for guys (to) take much around.
Enemy heavy cross .shelling and bombing. They have us all around
and from skies. (1700/5 May 1942 Hawaiian war time GCT 6
From here (it seems that) firing has ceased on both sides. The
men here are all feeling bad, because of the tremendous nervous
strain of the siege.... Corregidor used to be a very nice place, but it's
haunted now. It has withstood a terrific pounding. (1730/5 May 1942
Hawaiian war time-GCT 6 May 1942.)
They just made broadcast to Manila to arrange meeting for sur-
render. Talk made by General BEEBE- I can't say much-
Can't think at all-I can hardly think-- -Say I have sixty pesos
you can have this weekend. The white flag is up.... (Everyone is)
bawling like a baby. (1735/5 May 1942 Hawaiian war time GCT
6 May 1942.)
They (are) piling soldiers. (His dead and wounded comrades
were at work.).... I'm vomiting.... Arms (are weak, from many hours
and days of on duty, with but little rest and on short rations.).... I am
very tired. (1749/5 May 1942 Hawaiian war time-GCT 6 May 1942.)
I know now how a mouse feels. Caught in a trap, waiting for
guys to come along and finish it up.... I've got a treat.... a can of
pineapples. Am opening it with a TL-29 (Signal Corps knife.) 1750/5
May 1942 Hawaiian war time-GCT 6 May 1942.
My name is Irving Strobing. Get this to my mother, Mrs. Minnie
Strobing, 605 Barbey Street, Brooklyn, NY They (are) to get
along OK.... Get in touch with them as soon as possible.... 'My love
to Pa, Joe, Sue, Mac, Carrie, Joy and Paul.... Also to all family and
friends.... God bless 'em all and hope they will be there when I come
home.... Tell Joe, wherever he is, to give 'em hell for us.... My love
to you all. God bless you all and keep you. Love. Sign my name and
tell my mother how you heard from me. (1755/5 May 1942 Hawaiian
war time-GCT 6 May 1942.)
The Fort Mills operator's last ZZA (stand by) signal was sent
at 1807/5 May Hawaiian War Time. For the next several hours, the
radio operator at Fort Shafter continued to call him and to listen for
his signals, 'but no answer was ever received. Their instruments and
codes were probably destroyed-as were the navy's to prevent them
from being captured.)
BASE FIRE DEPT.'S
MAKES HER DEBUT
Galloping Gertie made her de-
but as an active participant with
the base fire department last Sat-
urday when she answered not one,
but two calls, all in the space of
three hours. Of course they were
only little fires, but fires they
Gertie as she is affectionately
known to the boys at the fire-
house is the station's newest
truck. And is reported by Chauf-
fer Rogers to be a "Honey." Ac-
companying Rogers and Gertie on
her first official call to action
were Acting Lieutenant Nipper
and Army Privates Craven, Miller
The little lady's baptism took
place on one of the better burning
trash piles which got out of hand
here at Drew Field and a similar
situation at Camp De Soto, the
Navy's station. So all in all Gertie
Deep In the Heart ot the Axis
Stuart Haggerty, Pennsylvania
youth, thinks this is the way we
should sing "DEEP IN THE
HEART OF TEXAS."
THE STARS AND STRIPES WILL
CARRY THE FIGHT
DEEP .IN THE HEART OF THE
THE BONDS YOU BUY WILL
PUT PLANES IN THE SKY
DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE
OUR GUNS WILL BOOM A
DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE
IT WILL REMIND 'EM OF THE
LITTLE PEACE DOVE
DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE
Pfc. Patterson, of the Head-
quarters and Headquarters Squa-
dron, 309th Air Base Group, in-
troduced the parody to his bud-
dies. The words got a big recep-
tion but Pat, with his voice, didn't
had an impressive workout.
Tent City Men
No Longer Sing
Barber Shop Blues
The boys who usually patronise
the barbershop just north of the
Regimental Infirmary in Tent city
will have no more reason to sing
"Those Barbershop Blues" from
In the past one could hear a
not too harmonious wail rising in
cadance from the immediate vici-
nity of the aforementioned shop
when the fellows sought to have
their tonsorial assets improved
and found no "shears mechanic"
present to do the honors.
But things have changed.
Mr. H. L. Wiggins, a veteran
barber with a 15 year hitch be-
hind him, is the new manager at
the Tent City shop. Mr. Wiggins
will open his shop at 9 a. m.
every weekday and close at 6:30
p. m. On Sundays the hours will
be from 9:30 a. m. to 5 p. m. Mr.
Wiggins reports he will have an
experienced buffer of pedal ex-
tremity casings, i. e. shoe shine
So fellahs, let's shout hooray
for the new manager who pro-
mises no more siestas or closed
shops. Confidentially it is rumored
that half the girls in, Tampa be-
ing paid attention by Drew, Field
soldiers are planning to give Mr.
Wiggins a goldplated loving cup
for keeping the boys in "trim.'"
COURSE OF STUDY
FOR FLYING GADGETS
I CHURCH GALL I
Chaplain William L. Clark
Services at 11:00 A. M.
Base Chapel Tent
Chaplain Francis O'Brien
Early Mass, 6:15 A. M.
Base Chapel Tent
Mass at 11:00 A. M.
New Theater in New Area.
Mr. Harry Hymanson
Service at 11:00 A. M.
School Bldg. in-New Area.
BLESS THE LADIES
Army officers aren't the only
judges of men. Not on your tin-
type. The nurses at the Station
Hospital at Fort Benning, Ga.,
seem to have done a pretty good
job in setting forth their ideas.
Take this dissertation on "Men as
They Are," written by a group of
six IFort Benning nurses: "Men
are what women marry," the nur-
ses declare. "They have two hands,
two feet and two eyes. But never
do they have more than one dollar
or one idea at one time. Like
Turkish cigarettes, they all are
made of the same material, the
only difference being that some
are better disguised than others.
Generally speaking, they may be
divided into three classes: hus-
bands, bachelors and widowers. A
bachelor is an eligible mass of
obstinacy entirely surrounded by
GETS UNDER WAY suspicion. Husbands are of three
types: prizes, surprises and con-
Okay. You, are a flying cadet solution prizes. Making a husband
stationed at Drew Field and wait- out of a man is one of the highest
ing until the Army Air Force can forms of plastic art known to
move you into a primary flying civilization I' requires science,
school. You want to fly. You want
to fly more than anything else in
the world. You want to win your
wings, the coveted prize of all fly-
ing cadets. You'd like to feel the
purr of those powerful engines of
a modern plane. You'd like to
pilot one of those fast fighters or
heavy bombers Jand Ihave )their
delicate controls respond to your
sculpture, common sense, hope
and charity-mostly charity. If
you flatter a man, you frighten
him to "death. If you don't, you
bore him to death. If you permit
him to make love to you, he gets
tired of you in the end; if you
don't, he gets tired of you in the
beginning. If you believe him in
everything, you cease to charm
every touch, him, and if you doubt him, he
A good way to have that plane thinks you a fool. If you wear
out there under your control is
to take advantage of the prelimi-
nary course of study prescribed
by Major James C. Hardwick and
under the direction of It. Don
Yohe, recently graduated from
Craig Field, Alabama. When it
got under way this week, you be-
gan to receive instruction in
theory of flight, navigation, radio
procedure and meteorology. Take
advantage of these classes, you
flying gadgets, and you will be
equipped to pass the flying cadet
school you will be assigned to
later with flying colors.
Here is a real opportunity to
win your wings.
gay colors, rouge, and a startling
hat, he hesitates to take you out.
If you wear a little brown hat
and a tailor made suit, he takes
you out and stares all evening at
a woman in gay colors, rouge and
a startling hat. If you are the
clinging vine type, he doifbts whe-
ther you have a brain; if you are
a modern, intelligent woman, he
doubts whether you have a heart.
If you are silly, he longs for a
bright mate. And if you are bril-
liant, he wants a playmate. Man
is just a worm in the dust. He
comes along, wiggles ,around for
a while-and finally some chicken
It's Willie, Pa. He's already been promoted on his first day in
the Army. Says he's B. A. P. Twiggins now. Isn't that wonderful?
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Friday, Rine 12, 1942
get over so hot.