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General Note: "Published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 39 (Dec. 2, 1943).
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VOL. 2, NO. 1 Published Every Friday Drew Field, Tampa, Florida Friday, March 12, 1943





ECHOES HAS FIRST BIRTHDAY!


ECHOES OF DREW
Or-I Remember When
S"s Told to Pvt. H. M. Peterson
As Drew Field nears its second
anniversary, a busy, bustling
camp sprawled out of what was
once swamp land, two of the first
officers to be stationed here, be-
gan reminiscing the other day.
and recalled some interesting and
little known facts about the field's
development.
The officers, Majors Frederick
K. Bull and Glover E. Tully, came
-here from MacDill Field on Au-
gust 25, 1941, to find the place
rather primitive as a military
establishment. The personnel had
to work under handicapping con-
ditions, and as they think back
on it now, they wonder how they
did it.
At one time, Major Tully had
to be the permanent Officer of
the Day for a solid month. There
was no PX, no theater or Service
Club, and the only Chapel Serv-
ice was administered by Chaplain
William Clark in a tent. There
was no Officer's Club, and the
officers had to live in a building
that might be called a "shack."
There were-no.lights or water.
Further, there was no guard
house, and Major Tully recalls a
humorous slant about the first
prisoner. He was a member of a
prominent college fraternity; the
first prisoner chaser turned out
to be a member of the same out-
fit. It has not been revealed how
they got along.
At one time the Base Head-
quarters "offices" were located in
the airplane hangar. It was cold
and damp, and every time the
doors were opened, every piece
of paper which was not battened
down was blown to the rafters.
When it was learned that Drew
was to become a major air base,
and huge shipments of supplies
began to arrive, most of them had
to be temporarily stored in the
hangar because of a lack of ware-
house space.
At first, the only entrance was
on Tampa Bay Boulevard and
10th Street. Guard posts were
lighted by lanterns, and all the
buildings in the field were in the
area between 10th street to the
west. Second street to the East,
B Street to the North and A
Street to the south.
.Base Headquarters proper was
located in a building which is now
Base Operations, a structure 80
feet lone and 20 feet wide. Both
,Majors Bull and Tully give full
-edit to Colonel Melvin B. Asp,
m "manding Officer, for the field
.-it is now.
"He created order out of utter
confusion." they said, "and he
knows what is -going on at all
times throughout the base. As an
organizer, we have yet to see his
equal."
Maiors Bull and Tullv also re-
call that the only officers who
were at the base when they came
here in August, 1941, were Col-
onel Asp. Major Forrest Munger,
Major Thomas Hogan, Chaplain
Clark, and Captain Earl Smith.
They are proud of the record of
the Base in carrying on its work
with an absolute minimum of
personnel.
It was in August of 1941, that
the first apron of concrete for
the runways was laid, and the
first plane to land on the field
came December 17, 1941. Among
those who were there to greet it
was General Clarence Tinker,
who later died at the Battle of
Midway.
December 7th and Pearl Harbor
brought vivid recollections. Most
of the men were on passes down-
town, or on furlough. There was
some confusion at first; but tele-
grams were sent recalling those
on furlough, and an extra detail
of MP's was sent to Tampa to


These Men Bring You The Echoes


Putting out a newspaper is not a one-man job. It takes a staff
putting copy and ideas into print. These are the men that make
the Echoes heard: Seated at the desk is ihe editor, Cpl. Jesse S. Zim-
merman, formerly with the Baltimore Sun. Standing, from left to
right: Pvt. Jackson K. Stewart, feature, writer for the Signal units
and Special Services: Pvt. Herman "Pete" Peterson, feature sports
writer, and formerly with the Philadelphia Record; Pfc. Harold R.
Bradley, feature writer for the Hospital and Medical Detachment;
Pvt. Delwyn Baggett. sports editor; Pfc. Alvin M. Amster, feature
writer for the Third Fighter Command; and Pvt. Edward H. Solo-
mon, art editor.


Special Services Enterlainers

Bring Mirth and Raise Norale


round up all Drew Field men in
town.
The first big contingent of
Signal Corps men came on De-
cember 19, 1941. According to
Major Tully, the men came here
from Camp Wheeler, and were
some of the most -enthusiastic men
who ever arrived here.
Another event that will be long
remembered, was when Ringling's
circus gave a performance in the
hangar, and a troupe of aerialists
put on their dangerous act in the
hangar, from a height of 60 feet,
over cement, and without the use
of safety nets.
All in all, Major Frederick K.
Bull, Base S-1, and Major Glover
E. Tully, Base S-2, have watched
practically the entire growth of
Drew Field, and are proud of it.
And Drew Field is proud of the
important part they have played
in making it the important Air
Base it is today.

New PX Opens
In DeSoto Area

A wholehearted reception was
given the new Post Exchange No.
5, which was formally opened
this week and indicates what will
be Camp DeSoto's most popular
retreat.
Present at the opening were
Major Alfred B. Strickler, Com-
manding Officer of the 59th Avn.;
Capt. A. W. Lewis, Base Adju-
tant; Capt. Edwin P. Jones and
his assistants, Capts. Morris I.
Porter and Donald S. Evans, and
several hundred elated soldiers.
As part of the ceremony, Major
Strickler gave a short address to
the men asking for their coopera-
tion in keeping the place clean
and orderly. He then presented
the men present with a ticket
valued at 25 cents for their first
purchases. The men are all behind
the major and will no doubt see
that all his wishes are cheerfully
carried.out.


By Pvt. Jackson K. Stewart
The Special Services Office,
started in December, 1941, with
three men, has now grown to a
staff of thirteen officers and en-
listed men, in addition to a large
number of volunteer entertainers
and workers from the soldiers at
large. When organized, Captain
Earl Smith was directing officer,
assisted by 1st Lt. Earl DeForest
and S/Sgt. William Abbott, who
is now the oldest man in point
of service.
Sporsored Base Arena
Many -soldiers at Drew will re-
member the shows held at the
Base Arena, which was begun in
December of 1941, and completed
soon after. Defense recreation
committees in Tampa and nearby
cities were called upon for enter-
tainments. They responded gene-
rously by working with other or-
ganizations and the Special Serv-
ices Office. Transportation ar-
rangements were made, and sol-
diers were taken to dances in
Tampa, St. Petersburg, and other
cities.
Shows were put on every Mon-
day night at the Arena. Later,
two weekly shows were put on
the schedule. Early in 1942, Spe-
cial Services started regular
broadcasts from neighboring radio
stations, with the Staff writing
own continuity, in cooperation
with the Public Relations Office.
In March, 1942, Pvt. O. Z.
Whitehead was added to the Staff
-he has been on the job conti-
nuously, and is now sergeant.
Transportation for outside enter-
tainment for soldiers was in-
creased, and more effort was put
into the radio broadcasts. More
soldiers began to participate ac-
tively in the programs.
Lt. DeForest, shortly after his
promotion to Captain, left Special
Services for a CWS unit. Captain
Smith left in the same month for
overseas services. Toward the end
of May, Colonel Richard Gimbel
became head of the office. Ser-
(Continued on Page 24


It Happened (

One year ago, an infant was b
when Volume 1, Number 1, of the
presses of a small Tampa print sh
It wasn't very big, containing
it bore promise of growing into a
filling the functions of a camp'
paper. Camp papers serve their
purpose when they aid in train-
ing, speed creation of a war psy-
chology in the newly inducted
soldier, familiarize him with
Army rules and regulations, and
orient him-to Army life. In short,
camp newspapers serve their pur-
pose when they help to build sol-
dier morale with its stories on
military personalities, awards for
meritorious service, commission-
ing of enlisted men.
CAPT. HARRY M. DOSTER


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Public Relations Officer and
Supervising Officer of
the Echoes.
Moreover, the camp newspaper
is a convenient medium for dis-
seminating information on enter-
tainment, dances, parties, sports
events, USO clubs and similar
items usually not distributed
through official military channels.
Since its first issue, the staff
of the Drew Field Echoes, under
the supervision of Captain Harry
M. Doster, Public Relations Offi-
cer, has striven to fulfill its func-
tion despite various limitations.
No doubt we have not always
succeeded. Nevertheless, a com-
parison of the present anniversary
issue to that of its first convinces
us that we have gone a long way
from March 6, 1942, to the present.
The Drew Field Echoes, in that
first issue, attempted modestly to
print the highlights of events on
an air base that was just begin-
ning to burst its swaddling
clothes, the banner head on the
front page saying, "Drew's First
Year Shows Growth."
The feature article revealed
how the former cow pasture was
the scene of many radical changes,
having become overnight a mod-
ern flying command school, hum-
ming with planes, as well as a
LT. A. G. THOMPSON


)ne Year Ago i

orn to the camp newspaper world
* Drew Field Echoes rolled off the
op.
only four pages, tabloid size, but
useful existence-that is, of ful-

center of air warning service
training units.
At the top of the front page,
in columns 3 and 4, was a bust
reproduction of Col.. Melvin B.
Asp, the Base Commander. And
the lead article was a thumbnail
sketch of Col. Asp's career in the
Army. Another article introduced
Brig. Gen. Carlyle H. Wash (re-
cently deceased in a plane acci-
dent) upon assuming command of
the Third Interceptor Command.
The contents of the front page
included a story of two Drew
Field boxers, Pat Patterson and
Richard Fusilier, who were win-
ners in a Golden Gloves tourna-
ment held in Miami. Another item
informed Drew men of a benefit
dane, with famous circus per-
formers to enliven the Army pro-
gram. This program was arranged
by a committee composed of
Major Rex. W. LeFevre, Major
Forrest H. Munger, Capt. (now
Lt. Col.) Roscoe G. Conklin, Capt.
Earle R. Smith, Chaplain William
L. Clark, Chaplain Arthur A.
North, Lt. Clyde C. Harris, Jr.,
and Lt. (now Capt.) Robert H. R.
Risley.
On other pages were stories
about two Drew sergeants whose
wives were visited by Sgt. Stork;
Drew's basket ball team winning
a Tampa City League match (and
this Drew team went on to win
the city championship); a number
of short personality items; a story
informing men of a program
training for 75,000 new officers
during the coming year. The Cin-
cinnati Reds, the Echoes reported
then, were presenting baseball
equipment to Drew Field. The
13th" Transport Squadron had
held a party for newly promoted
non-commissioned officers. Drew
Field offered a new radio pro-
gram under the direction of Sgt.
Kenyon Linn, then a member of
the- Public Relations Office staff.
It is not, however, the intention
of this article to discuss the his-
tory of the field. That has-been
done fully elsewhere in thisissue.
Nor do we intend to discuss here
the different aspects of Drew
Field life-its recreational, edu-
cational and training aspects.
These have a-o been taken care
of elsewhere.
On March 27, 1942, the paper
blossomed into an eight-page
sheet and since then has never
appeared in smaller size, in many
issues attaining 12 pages. Several
special issues were printed in the
course of the year-a Mail-Away
Edition, consisting of 16 pages, on
May 15, and a 32-page Christmas
issue which included an eight-
page rotogravure section.
The editorial staff intends to
continue to improve the paper to
meet the growing needs of the ex-
panding field. It is our intention
to furnish a bigger and better pa-
per, with plenty of pictures and
news items, and interesting infor-
mation.

Circus Here Tonite


In the band shell area, tonite
the men of the big top will return
to Drew in their annual visit to
entertain the boys. At 7:15 p.m.,
such well-known circus folks as
i. -Lew Jacobs, world-famous clown,
and the Flying Wallendos will be
o on hand to thrill, chill and bring
p laughter to all.
r ~Last year the Ringling Brothers,
Barnum and Bailey circus per-
formance was such a great suc-
cess that they promised to return
again. They'll be here tonite, Fri-
Asst. Public Relations Officer, day, March 12, at 7:15 p.m. The
Helping to Supervise the Echoes. place-the band shell area.


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iand 'Be ats Dr SpecilSerice EntersDtainers
(Continued from Page 1)
For r l giants Abbott and Whitehead
ForI I '1 began to organize for day rooms
on the base, getting furnishings.
They contacted many organiza-
The Air Force Band at Drew tions and individuals in Tampa
Field was activated Apri.16 1i942, for donations.
and shortly afterwards Technical Special Services lost another
.50rgeant Lester G. Baker of Kala- good leader, when Colonel Gimbel
gzoo, Michigan-, was sent here to left for, England. But Captain
oga.aize. the Band. The unit vas .Clhester, K. Delano came in his
originally, attached to the.Head- place, and. has piloted the organ-
i ,ui.dr t iers .and. Headquarters ization with--outstanding success
Squadron of the 309th Service ever since. --He was one .of .the
Group for administrative pur- athletics executives at. Tufts Uni-
poses, with Captain Harvey G. versity near Boston, and active in
Turner, Jr., as commanding offi- World-War I.
ver, while, quarters for the bands- Immediately, new broadcasts
men were provided by the Signal were developed and continued.
Headquarters and Headquarters The Arena was moved from
Company of the Third Fighter "Tent -City" to the Base, and
Command stationed here. Chap- shows were stepped up to three
lain. Clark's tent headquarters a wcek. In August, the Service
Served also as the Band's head- Club Building was constructed,
quarters during this period. and lovely furniture purchased.
'Plans were begun for a bandshell,
It was T/Sgt. Baker's job to to replace the Arena.
audition and aid in effecting the In September, Pvt. Harry Evansi
transfer of prospective bandsmen came to help with scripts, outdoor 1
to this organization. When the shows, and other plans. In Octb-
band roster showed a strength of ber, Lt. George Kluge joined the t
seven men, T/Sgt. Baker was sent organization, and became head i
to the Army Music School, Fort man of the radio program, re- s
Myer, Virginia. returning six living Sgt. Whitehead and others
weeks later as Warrant Officer to for other duties, which had by
assume charge as leader and com- this time increased considerably.
manding officer of Drew's Air Sgt. Whitehead worked on a t
Force Band. It was during Mr. stronger entertainment program-
Baker's attendance at the Army four shows a week were put on
Music School that Acting First at the Arena. The Air Force Band, i
Sergeant Elwood F. Eaton joined under the direction of Warrant
theb organization; at. present the Officer Lester Baker. began work-
band's assistant leader. ing with Special Services, and
.With Mr. Baker's assignment as regular concerts were included in
commanding officer, the Band be- the Arena programs. The ServL: ce
came a complete unit, assuming Club was finally finished, and
its own administrative, as well.as dedicated December 9, 1942.
ditty, functions. The help of Col. In December, Lieutenant Robert
iMVelvin B..Aso, Base Commander, :Earle and Theodore Metcalf r,-
and his staff has enabled the :rived.. Plans were made for an
Band to reachits present strength all soldier show "Hullabaloo from
of ,33 musicians. The personnel :rew,"' under .the direction of Lt.
inclUdes men, schooled in' sym- Earle. It was an enthusiastic suc-
phoic' anid concert music, as well cess, and .has- played many times
: ;s,dance music; some of the in-all of the cities around Drew
b:andsmen have taught-music in Field, ,. .
private studios and public schools, In:December, the shows were
and several have had original-mu- moved from the Arena to Recrea-
sic and texts published. --Every tion Building No. 1 in the' New
phase, of musical. experience Area. Work was .begun on the
; sage,- radio 'and movies-is-well bandshell replacing the. old arena:
reprr-snted within this group of The completed -structure will be
badsmen. dedicated in the near'future.
; The band's duties entail play- Miss Narcissa Leland was elect-
ing for parades, inspections,, re- ed as Junior Hostess of the Serv-
views .and retreats- during regu- ice Club, and now directs Service
lar duty hours; and providing en- Club activities. Miss Eula'Mae
-,tertainment in the form of con- Snyder functions very efficiently,
certs, broadcasts, and soldiers' as librarian in Drew's Big Time
shows in the evenings. The band library.
hasas been privileged to participate Lt. Jack Sarkin came in De-
in the dedication of the Base
Ch1npels, the Enlisted Men's Serv-
.lic ,Club at Drew .Field, and the F--
Snewly opened Recreation build-
A igs here. In addition, the band --- /
hlas appeared at Sarasota, Pinellas,
SLakeland, Clearwater, and Bra-
Genton on several occasions. With
4ll. .this; activity, Mr.- Baker was
instrumental in forming two
dance units within the military
:barpd; these orchestras have
Proved to be very popular with
ithie'men and visitors -at the En-
X iisted'VMeri's Service Club, and at --,-
'I the, Officers' Club. .o
Since its activation;. the Air -co ,o
Force Band at Drew Field' has
been redesignated ."The 69th
'Army Air Forces Band." Al-
though the Band's only Tampa ap- of njo
pearnances have been at Phillips pa ce
.:Field when Drew's football team Vjie+% 1_. Vi a6
Splayed. there during the past sea-
,son, the inauguration of regular Va d1, s d .U
'weeklc- v broadcasts of the band ol .o : et ~ic-
concerts from Dr_ v Field, and ,- os: e,
ithe possibility of the-Band's par- a
ticipation in future.civic and mili-
tary, functions, shottld serve tc
acquaint Tampans with this new- c1hes
est of the city's.musical groups. s fV1g
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member, as set designer, cartoon-
ist,,, and poster artist. Pvt. Ted
Cooper, who. has been on the job
since October, manages stage
shows. Pvt. Alfred Panett is as-
sistant to Lt. .Kluge, writing
scripts and continuity.
Lt; Stanley Kraft has..managed
the theatres on the Base since
last July. -Lt. BenjminToay is
now in. charge of all DarRooms
and equipment for Drew Field.
,The.. most .important Special
Services Accomplishments during
the last few months are: The
Service Club,-Day Room Furnish-
ings, Field Recreation Prdgrams,
Daily Radio Broadcasts, Weekly
Articles in the Drew Field Echoes,
Recreation Building No. 1 com-
pletely fitted out, the Nearly-
Completed Bandshell, and Hul-
labaloo from Drew, the all soldier
show.
Since gas rationing tightened
up. transportation for recreation
and entertainment off the Base
is impossible, but Special Services
is replying with a "let's have fun
here" program that brings out
crowded audiences each night to
the shows in Recreation Building
No. 1. And now, more than ever,
soldiers. all over the field have a
chance to participate.
The Driving Force behind the
entire program; of course, is Cap-
tain Chester K. Delano, Special
Services Officer. He has done a
fine job.


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March 12, 1943 DREW FIELD ECHOES

S1 ARW R kick of the postoffice, still holds .
4j that position, with two of his civilian Shoes
Fre sI es original' clerks; Sgt. Dominick
rd Cocozza and Corporal John.Ar- Repaired on Base
sa mati. All three were Privates
fRegim ent. ounces the opening of a shoe
fi From a "buck" Regiment, with repair concession on Monday,
only rolling equipment, the 501st M arch 15th e Drew Field Shoe
By JACKSON K. STEWART now has advanced to an institu- kn o wn as th e Drew Field Shoerated
tion at Drew Field. The Regiment Repair Shop. It will be operated
It was March 14, 1942, that a now handles all "A" Stage train- by a well-known Toampaoperator,
tired, weary group of soldiers ing, which includes basic infantry Victo r Longo. Mr. Longo om 9 to
stepped out in front of rows of drill, basic signal communication, have his shop open from 9 .m. to
tents for Retreat on sandy Florida small arms training, classification p.m. The location of 11 at the shcor
soil. They were the 501st Signal and assignment, motor-chauffeur, ner of N and 2 11d Streets.
Aircraft Warning Regiment. motor -maintenance, and other rice will b 2ndreso e d
They had just arrived from Fort training. In"B" Stage, also 501st, list of these prices will be posted
Dix, New Jersey, where the Regi- soldiers study every type of train- in every branch Post Exchange.
ment was organized on December ing for air warning, and are turn- You may leave your shoes at any
13, 1941. The outfit, first Aircraft ed out as finished products. Exchange branch and Mr. Long
Warning Regiment to be formed Among the officers who have will pick them up and return
in the Army, was unique. From guided us so diligently remain them to the same branch.
Fort Riley, Kansas the Cavalry only two: Major Frank J. Conley, t
furnished some of its men; others Regimental Assistant Executive Plane, Flies 2,000
came from the Field Artillery at Officer, and Captain Frank. S. ane 2,000
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Wellings, Regimental S-2' The .M il es Without Crew
Infantry at Camp Wheeler, Geor- 501st Signal Aircraft Warning Re-
gia, Camp Croft, South Carolina, giment will continue to carry on WASHINGTON (CNS) As-
and other posts throughout the under the able guidance and wounded officers told of an Army
country. Activated on December i command of Lt. Col. Edward A. transport plane which flew 2000
17, four days after its organiza- Everitt. miles with no one aboard, finally
tion, the 501st began a training crashing on a Mexican mountain-
program for cadre and officers side.
to build an organization which U. S. General Makes Dubbled a flying Dutchman of
today is the parent of units in the skies by amazed airmen, the
actual combat all over the world. Way for "Annette"he sln es bye amazed airmen, the
on March 12, 1942, the st igna by itself to crash in Mexico after
on March 12, 1942, the 501st Signal With American Forces in North the crew and passengers bailed
AW Regiment arrived via pas- Africa (CNS)-A little black hen out because tail-flutter vibrations
singer train and motor convoy outranks the commanding general threatened to tear the ship apart
at Drew Field, lorida on March in an Army cook shack near here. in the air over Florida waters.
14. f t The general was sipping a cup of First Lieutenant R. C. Ulmer,
The original bivouac of the coffee when Private George Nei- pilot, had bailed out after head-
w01st was at Green Gables, berger, thirty-seven years old, of ing the plane out to sea and set-
(now Rail Transportation Office Clearlake Highlands, Calif., said: ting the automatic pilot for level
the red Waikbuing n Stree houn "General, do you mind finishing flight so the craft would not be-
ngthe Base Tdele ine Echan your coffee outside? Annette come..a menace ashore.
ing the Base Telephone Exchange, wto +oi-n i"
was its first Headquarters. Meals .
were served from the Regimental 'Who is Annette?" asked the Hey There
rolling-kitchens for several weeks, surprised officer.
until mess halls could be com- "She's my little black hen," Soldier!
pleted. A Post Exchange was set Private Neiberger explained so-
up where Tampa Bay Boulevard berly. "Every morning she comes
crosses 10th Street, in here and lays me an egg. She
The 503rd Signal AW Regiment usually gets here at 9:30 on the
organized after the 501st, was al- dot each morning and finishes up
ready on the field when the 501st by 10. But she's bashful and won't
.arrived. Working with them, the operate if any one stays in the
501st soon had a neat area, with cook shack with her."
signal schools humming with ac- So the general and the private
tivity. Classes were held in tents shivered together in the cold wind
with portable radio equipment. outside while Annette did her bit
Hard-boiled Infantrymen and Ca- for the American Army.
valrymen laughed softly to them- --------
selves to think that they had be- He's not Hitler, nor Musso, U 0
cime "soft" by teaching school. Nor Hiro, the Jap,
1st Lt. Raloh M. Rowley was But still I would like to erase A R
Adjutant of the Regiment. He is The man who can always re- A K
now a Major, stationed some- member my name,
where overseas. Major Thomas F. When I just remember his face. "Not a Jook Joint-But a place just
Cody, Commanding of the Regi- like the one back home-where you
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nt lanot Fortix o a oo for a drink, a chat and fine music."
at Orlando, Florida. JACKSON AT TAMPA ST.
In May of last year, the 501stn F 8 AM P
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The Drew Field Echoes

GLENN R. ROSS, Publisher
TAMPA ARMY NEWSPAPERS
Business Office:
1115 FLORIDA AVENUE
P. 0. Box 522 TAMPA, FLORIDA Phone 2177
All advertisements contained in this newspaper are also contained
in the MacDill Fly Leaf. Minimum joint circulation, 10,000 copies.
ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON REQUEST
A newspaper published exclusively for the personnel of Drew
Field and devoted to military interests and the United Nations
Victory.
Opinions expressed in this newspaper are those of the individual
writers and under no circumstances are they to be considered those
of the United States Army. Advertisements in this publication do
not constitute an endorsement by the War Department or its per-
sonnel of the products advertised.


Drew Field Base Photo lab


Top row, from left to right: Pfc. John H. Weiss, Pvt. Cecil L.
Hayton, Sgt. Thomas E. Hook, Lieut. Robert E. Price, Pvt. Verle
J. Bressman, Pfc. David Chanes, Pfc. Joseph A. Doyle; second
row: S/Sgt. James A. Smith, Pvt. Joseph J. Bio, Pvt. John H. Puck-
ett, Pvt. Arthur J. Gordon, Cpl. Wesley C. Chapman, T/Sgt. Ar-
thur E. Spieler, and Pfc. William J. Jacobs. Other members of the
staff were unable to be present.


ACTION! CAMERA! These
words truly express the activities
of the Drew Field Base Photogra-
phic Section which is under the
'capable direction of First Lieu-
tenant Robert E. Price.
The Base Photo Lab, as it is
/commonly called, is the scene of
almost constant action and is one
of the most important depart-
.ments on the field. On the alert
24 hours a'day whenever planes
'are in the air, members of the
"Lab's personnel are receiving the
schooling and practical training
vitally necessary in combat serv-
ice.
SBeginning operations tn De-
tember 13, 1941, the first home of
the Base Photo Lab was a hospital
tent improvised with two addi-
tional rooms in a hurriedly built
wooden structure. At that time
the Lab was under the jurisdic-
tion of the Base Operations Offi-
cer and had a complement of only
five men. Although working un-
der'adverse conditions, sometimes
In temperatures exceeding 125 de-
grees and in a tent that leaked
badly when it rained, the work
on hand was always taken care of.
As Drew Field expanded from
a lonely swampy meadow to what
is now the largest air base in the
southeast, the photographic re-
quirements of the base rose in
proportion. More men and equip-
ment were being constantly add-
ed and in September of 1942 it
became necessary to move the
Lab to its present location on the
corner of Eighth St. and Ave-
,nue C.
i Practically every organization
ton the field has official need of
photography at more or less regu-
lar intervals. Photographic sub-
jects covered by the Lab range


from the copying of marriage li-
censes to the making of a 26-mile
mosaic.
Another service rendered by
the Base Photo Lab is the fur-
nishing of operators and projec-
tors for the showing of educa-
tional and entertainment films in
this area.
The Base Photographic Section
conducts a training school con-
tinuously in all phases of photog-
raphy under the supervision of
Sgt. Hook. The U. S. Army meth-
od is used exclusively which is
demonstration and execution.
S/Sgt. Smith is the only man
in the Section to receive school-
ing at the Army Air Forces Pho-
tographic School, most of the oth-
er members of the enlisted per-
sonnel are receiving their entire
training at the Base Photo Lab.
So, three cheers to Lieutenant
Price and the enlisted members
of the Lab for the first-class job
they are doing.
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Laff of the Week
NEW YORK (CNS)-A Marine
second looey in the South Pacific
Area wrote his sister that/he had
been promoted to the order of
the silver bar. He added that it
was so hot that he never wore
a blouse and only rarely did he
don his shirt. She sent him a pair
of silver bars neatly mounted on
adhesive tape for those days when
he will go shirtless.

Senior: "You want to keep your
eyes open around here."
Freshman: "What for?"
Senior: "People will think you
are dumb if you go aroufid with
them shut."


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Growth of Chaplain's iField were hositalized at Mac-
Dill Field. Today we have a hos-
Work On Drew Field pital with a hospital chaplain on
duty for all the patients, giving
Drew Field has grown tremen- them the religious ministrations
dously in the past year, and they need and desire.
equallifig the physical and nu- The past year has seen many
medical growth, has been th.e changes, and none greater than
growth in the religious program in the religious work of the Field.
on the Field. A year ago there Today Drew Field has more Cha-
were only two Chaplains-and no plains than any other Air Base
chapels. Chapel services were in the Third Air Force, and the
held in a large, located on the days ahead hold many interesting
triangle, just west of Base Head- possibilities.
quarters. Music for these services
consisted of piano number and Church Call
hymns accompanied on the piano.
Office facilities were provided in Caholic (Sndays)
tents. Catholic (Sundays)
6:15 AM Mass in Chapels 2 and
Today things are much dif- 36:15 AM Massin 2 and
ferent. Instead of two Chaplains 9:00 AM Mass in all Chapels.
there are now fifteen. There are Protestant (Sundays)
two Catholic Chaplains, a Jewish 10:30 AM General Service in
Chaplain, and twelve Protestant all Chapels.
Chaplains. And now there are five 7:30 PMV General Evening Serv-
excellent chapels for religious ice in Chapel 4.
services. Instead of pianos, every Jewish
chapel has a Hammond electric 7:15 PM Wednesday in Chapel 3.
organ, an instrument having an 8:30 PM Fridays in Chapel 3.
unlimited range. Offices are pro- 8:00 AM Saturday in Chapel 3.
vided in each chapel for the Chapel No. 1, corner of C and
Chaplains. 8th streets.
The chapels are unique, in that Chapel No. 2, between 5th and
they are intended to serve men 6th on E. street.
of all the three major faiths, Chapel No. 3, corner 2nd and
Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish. Tampa Bay Blvd.
And they are used for that pur- Chapel No. 4, between 2nd and
pose. 3rd on L street.
The religious work on the Field Chapel No. 5, between 2nd and
has grown in another respect. A 3rd on N street.
year ago all patients from Drew


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After an absence of one week,
your radio columnist is .back in
formation with bomb racks filled
with the latest information con-
cerning Drew Field's radio broad-
casting schedule.
Highlighting that schedule is
the new Drew Field Star Parade
broadcast each Friday evening at
9:00 PM, for a full half hour of
all-soldier drama. Reaching you
through the facilities of WFLA-
970 on your dial, this new drama-
tic program deals with timely
story material of interest to all
soldiers here at Drew Field. Last
week for example Pvt. Michael
Holland from Drew Fields boxing
team guest starred on the Drew
Field Star Parade. He in turn
told the interesting story of a
Champ of another day-Terry
Moran and the play "Hooray
for the Champ" was written and
produced by the Special Service
Office. Pvt. Alfred Pantz was
responsible for the fast moving
script and the all-soldier cast is
to be commended for a swell job.
Fellas-I would like to take this
opportunity to remind you all
that your missing a swell bet by
not attending the nightly shows
being presented at the RB No. 1.


Now, there may be a reason for
that. I don't know. However, just
to mak6 sure that each man on
this field knows the exact loca-
tion of the RB No. 1 WE RE-
PEAT! It's on Ist Street, corner
of K Street. Ya can't miss it-If
you do, you and you alone will
be the loser. No kidding fellas,
there's a swell show going on at
that RB No. 1 every hight during
the week-even on, Sundays. .
That includes three radio broad-
casts. Here they are: Monday 8:30
to 8:53V2 PM. The "Right Answer
-or Else" over WDAE... Thurs-
day 8:30 to 8:53V2 PM. The Air
Force Band and at 9:30 PM same
nite, same station, "Rookie Roy"
and his musical Scrapbook. Pop-
plar guest stars from Tampa will
highlight the "Rookie Roy" mu-
sical series. We have it on good
authority that these guest stars
will come to us in "evening
gowns." All of which means
sweetness and charm for all sol-
diers attending. So if you like
good snappy music, comedy and
the charming grace of a beautiful
girl singing your favorite melo-
dies attend these broadcasts.
Until air time then
... SO LONG

'Did you hear about the little
moron who saluted the refrige-
rator because he thought it was
General Electric?
Did you hear about the little
moron who was dying, so he went.
in the living room.


F/SGT. DONALD K. GANTZ
If being a "top-kick" in a high-
er schelon demands extraordinary
qualifications, the Signal Head-
quarters and Headquarters Com-
pany of the III Fighter Command
is in good hands. Top-kick Donald
K. Gantz of that company has
made a profession of First ser-
geantry, and he hopes to continue
his profession for the duration
plus a life-time.
Possessing qualifications for his
post, when he enlisted three years
ago at Fort Hayses, Columbus,
Ohio, Gantz spent most of his
early Army days tutoring in the
orderly room. This month marks
his first anniversary as boss-man
of the top-ranking Signal Corps
company on Drew Field.
Born and raised in the "Buck-
eye" state-Ohio-Gantz had his
early schooling at Doylestown.
Later he attended nearby Akron
University for one year and then
studied chemical engineering at
Ohio State University-for two
years. Capitalizing on his acade-
mic experience, he worked for
the Ohio Edison Company and
later entered the wholesale oil
business. Prior to his Army serv-
ice he was a salesman for the
Eastland Oil Company.
Enlisting in the Signal Corps,
Gantz was assigned to the 62nd
Signal alBattalion at Fort Mc-
Pherson in Georgia. Working in
the company orderly room as a
private, he learned administration
from the ground up. Being in one
of the first Signal Corps battalions
organized, Gantz had a keen in-
sight to the structure and opera-
tion of Signal Corps units. Promo-
tions to report clerk and later
sergeant major of the battalion
brought a staff sergeant rating
before he was transferred to
Daniel Field. Georgia, a year
later.
At Daniel Field, staff sergeant
Gantz was assigned to the 331st
Signal Wing Company and con-
tinued his administrative career
by working in the headquarters
personnel section.
When the 331st came to Drew
Field to initiate Signal Corps
operations in December, 1941,
Gantz was transferred to the
Signal Headquarters and Head-
auarters Company of the III
Fighter Command, and two
months later was made first ser-
geant. His commanding officer is
Captain Nelson M. Snow, Jr.
Sergeant Gantz was married at
Brooksville, Florida, in Januaryj
1942, and has a son, two months
old. He hopes his son will be an
Army man too.


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59th AVIATION SQ. (SEP.)

Dishin' Dir
By CPL. JAMES J. MITCHELL
Our Area is sparkling with the
following faces: Sgts. Barnaba
and Flecther; Cpls. Johnson, Tay-
er, and Williams having returned
from OTU School at MacDill
Field, filled with the knowledge
of how to become better and
more capable non-commissioned
officers in the future. It has been
rumored that Pfc. John H. Bray-
non is leading the Typing Class,
even if he has been slightly over-
powered with joy since learning
through recent communication
that his little daughter, Gladys,
has four pegs now.
Odds and Ends
During the past week the re-
served Sgt. James C. Gray was
conversing with the C.O. about
our regular Sunday morning
chapel exercises and the C.O.
asked, "How many different de-
nominations do we have in our
squadron?" The good sergeant
seriously replied, "Sir, we have
a few Catholics, a mass of Prot-
estants and three or four Presby-
terians." The organist for our
chapel exercises was none other
than Major ALFRED B. STRICK-
LER last Sunday morning.... Lt.
Moore, our new chaplain, is in his
office twice every week to help
you bear your troubles.
PX News
The dedication of our new Post
Exchange wsa accomplished with
the cooperation of the Post Ex-
change officer, commanding offi-
cers of the 911th, 1018th and 59th
Aviation Squadrons. respectively.
S. Fellows, this is one of the
finest buildings of this type on
Drew Field, if not the finest, so
let's try to keep it so. To help the
sales of this new project we have
two of those lovely Tampa maid-
ens as salesgirls .... When the
whistle is blown for a formation,
don't let the "personality-plus"
of these two ladies delay you.
SIGNAL HQ. & HQ. CO.

8I F0hter Command
By PFC. ROY SWARTZ
With Spring approaching, there
is talk in the air about the com-
ing baseball season. The Softball-
ers would like to secure Charley
Perea from the Hardball Nine,
because he's one of the best
around these parts.
SOCIETY COLUMN
To newlywed "Pop" Tilbury,
who left camp with a marriage
certificate in one hand and a fur-
lough in the other, we wish the
very best of luck.
Over St. Petersburg way, there
is a diamond that's glittering in
the bright sunshine and the cause
of it is reticent Sgt. John Shuey.
Of course, nothing has been over-
looked, even the budget has been
made out in advance.
Pfc. Longman's San Francisco
girl friend is down here on a
visit. He emphatically states that
there is no serious intentions, at
least, for the duration.
ON THE BEAM
Exploring around Z-Hills last
week-end were those old faith-
fuls, Cavanough, Oberlin, and Mc-
Carty; also Cpls. Davenport and
Camporile were up at the old
stomping grounds. Black Owl
added a few extra pounds while
on KP.
We couldn't figure out the rea-
son for the Sgt. Woods-Sgt. Cun-
solo argument out at the firing
range until we heard that Sgt.
Cunsolo was in on a ten cent
,pool, for the best shot, and he
was debating over the score! By
the way Sgt. Culpepper won the
pool for the best record.
While on furlough, the people
up home told Bernard Cohen that
he talked like a Southerner. .
Twin Palms is still Headuarters
for the Motor Pool.
Most mannerly person of the
week: Sgt. Lawrence, who uses
the word "Sir" in his sentences
whether he's talking to an officer
or an enlisted man. Tony Aul-
ton sent Padgett in after his
laundry and had to wait two
days to get it, so Tony says he'll
get it himself next time. Sgt.
Holsomback says the Company
twins are Sgt Dixon and Cpl.
Hogenson. As was suspected,
Cpl. Konopka came back from
furlough with many weird tale.


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Pfc. O'Brien Knows t"Home, damn it, you nquisi- -
Pfc. O'Brien Knows tive .
The Questions "What are you going to do when
S____ you get home? Where did you
SThe was a purposeful glintiget that necktie? What does the
The was a purposeful glint in red stripe in the hatband mean? C
---i. the eye of Oliver O'Brien, Private Have you stopped beating your
First Class, as he left camp for Have youEver been convicted of a
a week-end pass. felon? E "
Oliver got to town a half-hour felony never been so in-
later and dropped into a bar. "Why, I've never been so in-
.later and dropped into a bar. suited in my life! Young man,
--Pretty soon a civilian said, "Hiya, what do y mean lif making a
soldier. Nice day." what do you mean by asking a
"Yup," Oliver admitted" perfect stranger such impertinent
"Yup," Oliver admitted. questions "
p-oi 1 "What outfit you the questions
Ffr civilian began. "Well, I tell you, mister," said
"Where you from?" interrupted Oliver O'Brien, "It's like this.
Hi 'yah, Pvt. Walter M. Bett- Oliver. I've been in this man's Army now
man: "Me? Oh, I'm from a nearby going on a year and a half and
You're new in the Band and city. What outfit?" every time I go on pass it seems
you may find things a bit dif- "What are you doing down like every other civilian I run
fernt than when you played sax down here?" snapped Oliver. into thinks he has a right as a
and clarinet with Muggsy Span- briskly, taxpayer to ask me the goldarned-
ier's Orchestra, but don't you "Oh, came down on a little est questions about my personal
fi-e-your new "playmates" will business," said the civilian. There affairs and private life.
do everything to keep you happy. was surprise,in his voice. "I get asked first what unit I
The band schedule will keep you "What was the nature of the belong to, although any civilian
busy with drill sessions, lectures, business?" asked Oliver. that can read a newspaper ought
rehearsals, parades, reviews and "Well, I don't mind telling you, to know by now that a soldier
inspections to break the mo- soldier. I came down to see my isn't supposed to give out infor-
notony, you'll get latrine and wife's lawyer about some prop- mation like that. Then I get asked
room orderly details. erty she owns." where I come from, what I did
I doubt if you will find time "Ah, you're married?" before I joined the Army, what I
to be homesick for Manhattan. "Oh, sure, what outfit did you do in the Army. what my unit
You have already been called say you does, where it's going after we
upon to substitute in both our "Do you like your wife?" leave here. I just thought I'd come
"jazz" and the "Society" dance "Huh?" He looked a bit rattled, to town today and ask a civilian
combo's; you have played for "Ah, I see. Got another woman, a few sassy questions. Thanks,
"Hullabaloo from Drew" (inciden- eh, you rascal!' buddy, good-by."
tally, there may be a few more "Hey, listen here, soldier ." --
"LAST" performances of this "Aw, now. don't apologize to Success used to indicate supe-
show); you took part in the re- me, pal. I know how it is. I've rior ability, but now people me-
view parade of the 84th Bombard- been around. Got any children?" rely wonder what vitamin you're
ment Group (that was the one "Certainly, I've got children, taking.
with the Generals in the review- Four."
ing stand, and the planes flying "Legitimate or illegitimate?"
in fancy formations); and you "Say, you listen to me, you I WAR BONDS!
helped us serenade Pfc. Mike Vi- young .." BUY
tale, our trombonist. who has been "Okay, brother. Don't answer
"boarding" at the Station Hospi- if it will incriminate or degrade
tal for nearly two months -it you. By the way, what was it you B EST W I S H E S
looks as though Mike will be started to ask me a while back?"
going home to Keene, N. H., in- "I just wanted to know what SERVICE MEN
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an idea of things to come. may I ask what that funny look- consolidated
Walt, if the program seems to ing thing on your watch chain
be a drag on your energy, don't means?" BR y f
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man; for confusion, just trade
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"Chicago style" is stamped all
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Camp Shows presents here free
on March 15 at Recreation Bldg.
No. 1. And "Chicago style" means
-big and breezy!
"The Fun Parade" took to the
Camp Shows trail direct from
Chicago's famed Loop. Into the
show went a cast ot performers
whose combined 'talents 'spelled
terrificc entertainment.'
'-First of aill. The Fun Parade"
.as Freddie Stritt -as master of.
ceremonies, than whom there is
none funnier in the business.
Freddie with his marvelous knack
of twping a show together, works
throughout the revue keeping the
whole thinrig movinrig with clock-
smooth timing.
SThe Six Starlets are also spotted
throughout the show. A line of
beautiful young girls. the Starlets
have danced in'leading clubs and
hotels from Florida to California,
with pert Anita Lane taking an
extra bow for her exceptionally
fine tap dancing. -
Al Verdi & Dolores help keep
the fun in "The Fun Parade"
riotous. Off-stage Verdi is a very
fine cellist. When he walks on
stage, and clowns through a series
of side-splitting routines on the
cello and violin, he is still solid
maestro-but all gag.
A couple of very fine jitterbugs,
Carroll & Dietrich put their tal-
ents to extreme good use in their
very clever puppet act, "Toys in
Technicolor." Using radium light-
ing on their dolls'for brilliant il-
luminating .effects, this young
couple put the puppets through
routines both charming and riot-
ous.
An attractive young brunette
stars in the rhythm section of
"The Fun Parade." Mary Ann
Russell is a sweet-swing thrush.
The arrangements of her numbers
are terrific and she puts her songs
across in socko style.
Darlene Walders is the featured
dancer in "The Fun Parade." A
pulchritudinous young lady,"Miss
Walders stops the show with her
sensational tap-acrobatic routines.
She has played. all the leading
hotels and clubs in this country
and has also tapped out her fast-
paced numbers all over Europe.
The comedy acrobatic act of
Emmett Oldfield & Company are
a feature of- "The Fun Parade."
These two clever acrobats amuse
and astonish with their comical
yet akillful execution of amazing
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Character Sketch


Private John Mader was born
and brought up in Logansport, In-
diana. While still in high school,
he developed ambitions to be an
actor. In order to get a start, John
organized a little theater in his
home town. On graduating from
high school, he joined a musical
comedy stock company in India-
napolis.
Although this engagement was
successful, he did not find it par-
ticularly lucrative, so before his
marriage, he established a photo-
graphic studio in which John was
so efficient, that after a year and
a half, the rewards from it en-
abled him and his wife to move
from Logansport to Chicago,
where he set up a photographic
studio. His work there was so
fine, that several of his photog-
raphs were shown at the Belgian
Exhibition in Antwerp and, what
was perhaps even more extra-
ordinary, out of twenty-five thou-
sand photographs hung in "The
National Salon" at the Stephens
Hotel in C.hiago. one of John's
was given "The Awa'rd of Merit."
While in Chicago, John did a
great deal of illustrative photog-
raphy and also made portraits
for the "Music Corporation of
America," photographing such
various personalities as Buddy
Rogers and Nino Martini.
Despite acclaim in this field,
owing to his feeling for the
theater, John was not satisfied so
after three years in Chicago, he,
his wife, and their three year old
daughter, Barbara Lee, returned
to Logansport. Soon afterwards
he went to Indianapolis and join-
ed a theatrical company touring
the middle west and acted in such
plays as "The Male Animal,"
"Laburnum Grove," and "Anna
Christie."
The day after the war began.
he tried to enlist, but because of
dependents was not taken until
June.
In the Special Service Office to
which he is assigned on this field,
he works hard over details that
require -both technical ability and
imagination. He appeared in sev-
eral sketches in "Hullabaloo from
Drew" which he wrote.


Entertainment of
The Past Week


The past week in our Recrea-
tion Department was crowded
with entertainment, as always,
the early -morning broadcasts
from station WFLA so well con-
ducted by Pfc. Harry Evans, Sgt.
John Hartman, and. Pvt. Grant
Hoff. There was the always suc-
cessful broadcast, "The Right
Answer or Else," oh Monday
night from Recreation Building
No. One. Highly amusing "Rookie
Roy's Scrap Book" on Thursday.
night from the same place; and
"The Drew Field Presents" half-
hour over station WFLA on Fri-
day night. The script of this last
"Hurray for the Champ" by Geo.
Dowell and Pvt. Alfred Panetz
was particularly fine. Lt. Robert
Earle played the main character
with great force and feeling.
Eleanir Kluge, Hilda Sweat, Pfc.
Harry Evans, and Pvt. Alfred
Panetz gave excellent perform-
ances in support. Lt. George


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"Hullabaloo from Drew" played
a return date at the Municipal
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day Evening. The cast responded
to -this capacity audience with the
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given. Those responsible foP the
success of this show have had
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to 'time "in the' press: all except
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erv. Those who have attended the
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way of felling Wib pWas respon-
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There were other shows pre-
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Office in the last week. Two vari-
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Monday, March 15, 8:00 p. m.-
USO-Camp Show, "Fun Parade."
Tuesday, March 16, 8:00 p.m.-
Variety Show from Tampa.
Wednesday, March 17,. 8:00 p.m.
-Soldier Show'.
Thursday, March, 18, 8:00 p.m.
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German Refugee N h. e Miss Air
On Drew Field
Becomes Citizen a
A refugee from Germany, an
emigre from Palestine, a soldier
in the Army of the United States
-that, in short, is the story of
Private Schulin Barth, 28, newly
made American citizen. He is a
member of a signal-corps air
warning service unit at Drew -
Field, Tampa, Florida, one of the
largest army air bases in the 'A
Southeast.
Private.Barth entered the army
at Fort Hayes. Columbus, Ohio,
on July 7, 1942. He was assigned
to the Signal Corps and sent to
Camp Crowder for his basic train-
ing. He stayed there 2 months
and came to Drew Field in Sep-
tember, 1942, serving as a clerk
in the orderly room of his organ-
ization.
He studied at a Rabbinical
school in Frankfurt, Germany,
and when Hitler began his bloody
regime in Germany in 1933 he
left school and went to Palestine.
There he spent four years, work-
ing most of the time. on an orange
grove collective farm in Petach,
Ticquah which, translated liter-
ally, means "the beginning of
hope."
In Palestine he found the ex-
istence of considerable ill feeling
between the Arabs and Jews.
Before the first World War, he
pointed out, the Arabs were
mostly under Turkish domination
and held Pan Moslem political
views-namely, that all Moslems
should unite against Christians
and Jews. Nonetheless, due to the
influence of the famous explorer
and author, T. H. Lawrence, many
Arabians leaders were convinced
that they should unite as Pan-
Arabian rather than Pan-Moslem.
However, after the war it was .
impossible to unite the Arabs, and |
the Pan-Arabian viewpoint as a | i .
result of Palestine being placed
under the home rule of the Jews. Pictured are four of the eight c
Again the Arabs changed their contest which was held yesterday
political outlook. Mufti, noted re, rom lefto right, top row: Mr
.Arabian reactionary leader ining Hendricks Field, and Miss P
Palestine, has influenced many Bottom row: Miss Nidilia Lightfoc
SArabs in the belief that the people Sarasota Air Base," and Miss Ma
*of the Moslem religion should denton as "Mis Sarasota Air Ba:
join together and take a stand
against the United Nations to
achieve their objective. Mufti, PearlB. Foster,
has considerable support among
the Moslem tribes in Palestine, Engineer Entry, Is
and his followers foment dissen- .
sion between the Arabs and Jews. Miss Drew Field
In Palestine there are a million
Arabs and one-half million Jews, Pearl Bernice Foster, 18, daugh-
,and the Arabs resent the presence ter of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Fos-
of the Jews in what they consider ter, of 3113 Horatio Street, Tam-
their country. I pa, was selected Miss Drew Field
In 1938 Private Barth left Pa- in the wake of tremendous audi-
lestine for the United States, ence enthusiasm. The soldier au-
coming to Youngstown, Ohio, dience in the Drew Field Service
where his uncle, J. M. Barth, owns Club cheered as 14 lovely girls,
.a store. Working during the day selected by the various civilian
in his uncle's store as a clerk and departments paraded before them.
bookkeeper, he burned the mid- The judges were a Powers mod-
night oil studying. Barth is an el, two Warner Brothers talent
accomplished linguist, speaking scouts, Lieutenant Robert Earle,
many foreign languages. of the Special Services Office, and
While speaking proudly of his Bonnie Beth Byler, Maid of Cot-
becoming an American citizen, ton. By elimination, the choice
Private Barth added: "Being a was narrowed to two-Pearl Fos-
new citizen of the United States. ter, of the Base Engineer's Office,
I consider it a privilege to be a and Mae A. Beitz. niece of Mrs.
member of the United States D. I. Boone, of 1220 New Orleans
Army. If any of those Hitler- Street, Tampa, who works in the
enslaved countries like Czecho- sales commissary in the Quarter-
slovakia, Poland and the others master Department.
are fighting desperately for their
freedom, we Americans must fight So Pearl Foster, demure and
twice as hard because we have charming miss of iust 18, was
ce s e se e crowned MISS DREW FIELD, in
more to lose. the most thrilling contest ever
"Our standard of living-econ- run at Drew Field. The band
omically, culturally and spiritual- played on, the boys cheered, Miss
ly-is much higher than that of Drew Field was very, very
the other countries. We could lose thrilled, and the big show became
all of those things if we lost the an affair of history.
war." o And how does it feel to be
-.e m crowned queen of many thou-
sands of soldiers? Says the queen:
"Oh gee, it feels wonderful. I've
CONGRATULATIONS been in a dream all morning.]
*Everybody has been so nice to,
TO THE me. I've had more people congrat-
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ARMY PAPERS fore. I would like to thank evrey-
one who voted for me, and I hope
that their confidence in me is not
FROM ONE OF misplaced."
She is now working as a file
YOUR OLDEST clerk, mail clerk, and reception-
ist for the Base Engineer's Office
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the "baby" of the office. Her
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rs. Jimmie Lea Smith, represent-
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it, representing Sarasota as "Miss
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brother, Pvt. Alfred Foster, is
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History of III F. C.

Coincides With

Growth of Drew

By PFC. ALWIN AMSTER,
Feature Writer
One of the "parent" organiza-
tions of Drew Field is the III
Fighter Command, with its Head-
quarters & Headquarters Squa-
dron and the attached Signal
Headquarters & Headquarters
Company. The III Interceptor
Command, as it was originally
known, was activated April 21,
1941, with Maj. Gen. Walter H.
Frank (then Brig. Gen.) as the
Commanding Officer. The activa-
tion of the Squadron followed on
July 14.
Other Commanding Officers in-
cluded Brig. Gen. Clarence L.
Tinker (later Mai. Gen.), Nov. 6,
1941; Col. Willis H. Hale, Dec. 16,
1941; Lt. Col. Charles W. Law-
rence, Dec. 20. 1941; Brig. Gen.
SCarlyle H. Wash. Mar. 2, 1942;
Col. George P. Tourtellot (now
Brig. Gen.) June 26, 1942.
,-..resent Commanding Officer
Sa-he present Commanding Of-
er of the III Fighter Command
is Brig. Gen. A. H. Gilkeson, a
West Point graduate, who took
charge on Oct. 8, 1942.
Last year Gen. Tinker was kill-
ed in action while leading a group
of American planes against enemy
craft in the South Pacific. He had
been Commanding General of the
Hawaiian Command from shortly
after Pearl Harbor. Gen. Wash
lost his life in a recent aircraft
accident. At the time he was
Commanding Officer of the Sec-
ond Air Support Command.
On May 15, 1942, the name of
the organization was officially
changed from the III Interceptor
Command to the III Fighter Com-
mand.
Sig. Hq. & Hq. Co. Arrives
Originally from Mitchel Field,
N. Y., the present Signal Head-
quarters & Headquarters Com-
pany, formerly named the Second
Operations Company, AWS. ar-
rived at Drew Field on July 2,
1941, after a 1.300 mile motor
convoy from Mitchel Field. 1st
Lt. Harry E. Roderick. was the
Commanding Officer at the time.
The cadre unit had as its purpose
the training and organization of
the Aircraft Warning Service of
the Command.-'
Hq. & Hq. Sq. Activated
When Headquarters Squadron
was activated on July'14t, 1941,
the men were drawn from Mac-
Dill Field, then a new air base,.
At the time the only buildings in-
the present Headquarters area at
Drew were a few barracks, a Mess
Hall, and part of Command Head-
quarters. The Orderly Room had
not yet been constructed; neither
had the hangar nor the apron.
There were no fences, side-
walks or roads. Cows roamed at
will. Oranges were available for
the picking from nearby groves,
usually to the exasperation of the
growers.
Purpose of the Command
Briefly the function of the III
Fighter Command is the air de-
fense of the Southeastern United
States, which includes the States
of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississip-
pi. Arkansas, Louisiana, Okla-
homa, Texas, New Mexico, and
part of Florida. This includes the
spotting and the 'tracking' flights
of enemy plane at filter and in-
formation centers by the Air
Warning Service. Then the inter-
ception by fighter planes of the


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One of the reasons THE FUN PARADE, breezy Chicago musical
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is charming Darlene Walders, sensational tap and acrobatic dancer.
(See Story Page 7)
various groups at different air J., F. Whisenand, Plans Officer;
bases under the jurisdiction of the Maj. J. S. Fisackerly, Surgeon;
III Fighter Command. Capt. E. W. Jordahn, Ordnance
Officer; Capt. R. B. Roshon, Che-
A fighter pilot replacement pool officer; Capt. R. B. Roshon, Che-
to furnish qualified pilots for nical Officer.
combat squadrons is also operated Headquarters Squadron Con-
by the Command. The pilots re- mander is Lt. Col. Roscoe G.
ceive "'post graduate" training Conklin. John B. Gosselin is 1st
in flying as well as ground detail Sgt. 1st Lt. Nelson M. Snow com-
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Cu~id Gets Around ...
Miss Dorothy Vincelette and
Pvt. Anthony J. Palazzofto
At Drew Field Chapel No. 2,
on March 1, 1943, at 1 p.m. Miss
Dorothy Vincelettle of Elmhurst,
N. Y., became the bride of Pvt.
Anthony J. Palazzotto of Hq. &
Hq. Sq., III Fighter Command.
Chaplain H. F. Butterback per-
formed the wedding ceremony.
The altar was appropriately deco-
rated with cut flowers.
Mrs. Palazzotto who wore a
white bridal gown, is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James Lynch of
Elmhurst, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs.
Vincent Palazzotto of Jackson
Heights, N. Y., are the parents of
the bridegroom. Matron of honor
vias Mrs. Thoinas Miliottd while
her husband, Pfc. Thomas Miliot-
tb, also of Hq. & Hq. Sq., III
Fighter Command, was the best
man.
Wedding
Miss Eleanor Umstead and
Sgt. Wilinm H. Jennings'
Miss Eleanor Irene Umstead, of
Lexington, Ky.; became the bride
of Sgt. William R. Jennings of the
503rd Sig. A.W. Regt. at a simple
ceremony held in Drew Field's
Chapel No. 2 at 8 p.m., March 3,
1943, Chaplain Walter J. Bielitz
officiating.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by Lt. P. E. McLaughlin, of
Drew Field. The matron of honor
was Mrs. Cloyd Hendrickson, arid'
Sgt. C. M. Harper, AWUTC, was
best man.
Attendants at the wedding were
relatives and friends of the bride
and groom. The bride wore a
yellow wool jersey dress with a
tuft brown hat. Her corsage was
of white orchids.
White gladioli were used with
beautiful effect behind the altar.
Nuptial music was played by Cpl.
Earl Blose.
Sgt. Jennings is from Lexing-
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of Mrs. Lydia Umstead, of Lex-
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March 1,-1943- -


a Be z The Marh Of The navigators and observers who are just been promoted to brigadier
awaiting calls for training at var- general. Since Gen. Doolittle was
By Pfc. Alvin M. Amster 4 ious aviation schools. bound for home where stars were
Conratlations to the powers Due to the fact that so many plentiful, he pinned his insignia
C ongratulations to the powersew different types of work are to be on Gen. Chennault.
elatd ECHOES d especu e Drew By Edwin C. Kennedy done, the men come from all Successively the stars were
tors, Cpl. Jesse Zimmerman and March, 1942, saw an aggrega- walks of like, and from every pinned on Caleb V. Haynes, com-
Pvt. Ed Solomon for their excel- tion of 18 enlisted men and a few part of the country, each one manding the India Air Task
lent job, on the first anniversary, officers at work at Drew Field contributing his experience in in- Force; Robert C. Oliver, of Max-
A bigger and better '43 with more forming what is now the most dustry to build up the 314th, well Field, Ala., forty-year-old
stripes for everybody is our wish. important unit, the 314 Base Drew Field, and to aid in the war head of the Air Service Command
Col. Conklin is back in the of- Headquarters and Air Base Squa- effort in India, and then on Gen. Old.
fice once again after his extended dron, under the able guidance of The stars will go back to Gen.
trip to Tuskegee. Major J. C. Hardwick. The head- General's Stars Get Bissell again when Gen. Oldgets
Have you noted the changes at quarters squadron of Drew Field his own pair.
the Mess Hall in the chow, the was born. round
white uniforms on the cooks, and From that time on, the growth With malice toward none; with
also that "Red" Reugger grad- and march in thie scope of activi- NEW DELHI, INDIA (CNS) charity for all."
uated from KP Pusher to cook? ties of the 314th has been always The most widely used pair of Abraham Lincoln
(That plug ought to be worth upwards and on. If a large amount general's stars in this war theater
some extra chow next time). of credit goes to' Major Hardwick are being worn by newly pro-
"In the Doghouse" for the impetus given to the early moted Brig Gen. William S. Old, T lE '
Forthis new paragraph, "In growth of this organization, then of Uvalde, Tex. t
theF og i new paragraph hIn Captain John A; Schneider, the The stars originally were sent GIFTS SO
the Doghouse" you nominate pour present commanding o f f ice r, to Brig. Gen. Clayton Biell. of FS SSOU.VENIRS
friends for the boners they pulled. comes in for a tremendous amount the Air Force in India and China, Greeting Cards, Rental Library
This week nominations include'of credit for the fast develop- by his wife. Brig. Gen. John 440 W.LAFAYETTE ST.
Sgts. Haddock and Tyle, because iment and progress bf this squa- Magruder, then head.of the Amer- 44
they almost didn't make it home:dron into a working unit to keep ican Military 1 1.~,on in .China,
the staing the-Week Dept. the base headquarters and opera- pinned the stars on Gen. Bissell.
From Bob (KP Kid) Lawler, tions units moving.: Then Col. James H. Doolittle Service Men Welcome
"Hey, you can't wear those, they Men of the 314 are at work arrived in Chungkihg after bomb- :
a bombardier's' wings." daily at Base Operations, and in ing Tokio, to find that he was a GIB ERT aT
Hot Dots the hangars, caring for the var- newly appointed brigadier gen-: ILBRI HOTEL
ious needs and adjustments so eral. So. Gen. Bissell pinned the
Mellott now spends his time necessary to "keep 'em flying." stars on Col. Doolittle, who later 811 Tampa St. .Phone M 1094
reading AR's and Publications. They are also responsible for was promoted to maior general. 0. E. BOGART, Manager
Our "Sam Lapidus" boys, Henry transient lanes. visiting aircraft General Doolittle encountered
Interdonati and Howard Johnson. and .personnel about the field.
.. Waltermar Anderson, the part At the Base H.eadquarters, Of- "--I. .-- -"-.. ..
time sawmill operator, left us last ficers and enlisted m en attending Rex Billiard Parlor ELITE CIGAR STORES
week for specialized training and to the duties..of administration. I I
a new assignment. So did Ed are faced with the problems of Daniel Bagley. 'The Sport Headquarters of Tampa'
Steelnack for Infantry OCS. efficiently training. housing, WINE BEER CIGARS
Sincerest sympathies to Tom transferring and equiping men. FRANKLIN 400 Pho
Bulger who recently lost his The 314th also includes the men1012 FRANKLIN 400 Zak Phone M 62-072
Mother... Ask Cpl. Manassa how who work in Ordnance, Chemical TMPA FLORIDA 207 Tgs Phone M-1236
he likes Sunday night KP Warfare, Finace Quartermaster FLORIDA
Rosemary named Mr. Wolf, "The Finance, uarermaser __._____
original sweater boy"... Wolf, "The firm Engineers, Base Photo Lab., Spe- 4
o nal sweater boyt The firm cial Services .and other units + +
fcGum and Forsythe handle all which go to make up a base or-
Income Tax problems. And ganization
congratulations to Maj. Charles gaization.
Holland upon the promotion. Then too, the 314th has the
..r honor of holding for a short time


uuery
What happened to Staiger's old
mustache? .. "Charlie's tough
14ck meant losing his wallet and
the twenty bucks... Seen nightly
at PX No. 1, "Glamour Boy" Day-
itn Lefurgy serenading that cutie
I.B... Remember alumnus Frank
'93uck" Mataya? He wrote Olivier
list month from Egypt that hair-
cduts there were 6c.
Barnes learned what a GI bath
could be like. Sam'(The-Army-
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coronation with 'Miss Drew Field'
and it took an officer to break
them. Only 19 more days to
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Guard .Squadron taking body-building exercises. (Inset): Capt.
Guy B. Potter, Commanding Officer.
The 828th'Guard Squadron Has Tough Job
It's a tough job. member of the unit who's on fur-
That's the only way one can lough, pass, or otherwise incog-
describe the duties of M.P.s. "Rid- nito.
ing herd" on a group of fun-loving Organized Last May
soldiers-especially a "herd" as The 828th Guard Squadron
large as that at Drew Field-is a (called Squadron because it's at-
job that requires exacting work tached to the Air Corps; other
from every member of the Mili- units wear Signal Corps braid on
tary Police unit. their caps, Infantry braid. or any
That, in short, is the job of the branch) has a brief but.interest-
828th Guard Squadron at Drew. ing history. It was organized May
But it isn't all that simple. 3, 1942. Then, in October, the Sa-
Since somewhere back in World rasota Detachment of the 828th
War I, just the utterance of that was started. Since that time,
terrifying phrase "M.P's h as three other detachments at Pinel-
caused American soldiers to shake las, Winter Haveh, and Bartow
in their hobnails-and that dread have been organized, all offspring
haI- uovoked a widespread frown of the parent 828th.
on the countenance of every sol- The Drew Field Unit is com-
dier in the Army today. manded by Capt. Guy D. Potter,
The favorite story of the MP's provost marshall, who came.here
goes back to World War I. The last June. With 18 years service,
Armistice had just been signed active and reserve, he is a product
and a group of soldiers were of the Infantry. He enlisted in the
marching through the streets of Second New York National Guard
a small village. A bewildered ci- in 1916, spent 13 months over-
vilian bystander accosted the seas with an advanced engineers
men: "Who won the War?" In a group.
el.-.-. the group retorted, "The Assisting Capt. Potter are 1st
1'"F Lt. William A. King, assistant
Squadron Is "Streamlined" provost marshall and executive
Like all fightnf officer; 1st Lt. Ernest Webb, in
Like all fighting units of the charge of police, provost officer;
Army today, however, a "stream- 2nd Lt. Raymond A. Durkin, as-
lining' effect has been introduced sistant police and athletics offi-
into the MP organizationsin- cer; 2nd Lt. David L. Rawls, in
e hon t^ D ^el d i cer; 2nd Lt. David L. Rawls, in
clouding the Drew Field Unit. charge of traffic and gates; and
Since the other war, the MPs have 2nd Lt. Chas. J. Albers, personnel
changed just like the fighting war officer.
plane and the fighting air forces.
From one angle, instead of only Aiding the provost office, and
apprehending .offenders to mili- also running the squadron as
tary regulations, the MP's now cadremen, are the following:
seek out the source, and are using S/Sgt. Edwin Calhoun, provost
prevention. Carrying out orders sergeant; S/Sgt. David Bush, in
from the Provost Marshall's of- the pass, identification, and fin-
fice. individual passes are made gerprint work; S/Sgt. Richard
for each soldier as he appears on Evans, in charge of the interior
Drew Field, with his picture at- guards; Sgt. Ivan K. Hughes, in
tached to it. This, in itself, is one charge of mounted patrols and
of the greatest steps to identifica- traffic; and Cpl. Jack Taylor,
tion. which is directly the work whose job is directing the MP's
of the MP's. who ride the busses and check
Guarding the post, patrolling outgoing passes.
streets of Tampa and neighboring These. besides First Sergeant
cities, and guarding the gates to William O. Hudson,- who just
the post-all are large jobs for "runs the company ."
the MP's. Whrever soldiers go, S/Sgt. Pinson, oldest man with
MP's also go, to preserve military the 828th Guard Sqquadron, has
order and, most important of all, had 16 years of service, and was
to protect soldiers. a charter member of the cadre
"You've gotta have cops in ci- of the MP unit here. He is now
vilian life, and you've gotta have on special duty with the Sarasota
'em in the Army,"'is the way 1st Detachment.
Sergeant William M. Hudson, of MP's have to be tough to carry
the 828th, puts it.t a tough
Looks Easy. But It Ain't out a tough job. However, they
Probably the most general are proud of a job well done, and


accepted duties of the MPs' are
the hardest. At the entrance to
Drew. checking passes into and
out of the post looks easy, but
wait:
Hundreds of visitors weekly
call at the gate, asking to see
"Johbhny" or "Bill" or "Junior"-
and this is where the "mounted"
MP's. take over to delived the
message to the soldier, with an
easy address-just "somewhere on
Drew Field" or "in Company B."
Errands of mercy delivering
telegrams and wires, or finding
soldiers roaming somewhere in
Tacmpa to deliver an urgent mes-
sage from home-those are parts
the MP's play which go unsung,
bu. which they do with a system
ancd dispatch of a streamlined or-
g&iiz- ion.
-i ft inspections are regularly
schlJ.Ltled for every MP unit, and
tht 828th stands out in these
sh.'w;. Then, during leisure mo-
i:. t;, a member of the unit may
geu some recreation on the obs-
tac'- course (they have their own,
and it's tor'all as thev rn-c 'pme'.
The rest of the time is his own
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A.W.U.T.. Rises Up From The 5 li g ar
TheMol SAing Board
SWapiPS to Become thSe Larg St Bv Archibald Q. Furlhfoinder
It's Mister Waterman at Signal
Aircraft Warnings Scho pigeon report received this week.
Mr. Waterman claims he likes the
life at Fort Monmouth's OCS, but
The Aircraft Warning Unit Training Center had its inception on that he'd like it even better at
a dreary day, ten days after Pearl Harbor, when trainees arrived l eehawken, after he gets out.
at Drew Field on only forty-eight hours notice. Will Waterman mae second lieu-
There were no housing, mess or latrine facilities-not even a tenant? Will he be sent back to
cleared and drained plot of ground on which to pitch tents. A dozen Weehawken? Read next week's
or more officers had arrived on December 15. column and find out.
Pyramidal tents were pitched* We have finally found out the
in the only available unoccupied u identity of Mr. X. His real, or at
area of Drew Field's then limited units were shipped in to Drew for least pen name, is Archibald Q.
acreage. Field kitchens were has- training, along -with more men Furthfoinder. Mr. Furthfoinder
ti';,t up under flies and, on De- from Reception Centers, and nu- formerly was reporter for the
c% r 17, when the men arrived merous cadres and commitment canned beef column of the Argen-
fro. 1Camp Wheeler, they went groups withdrawn for shipment, tina Gazette.
into a camp, such as the limited the III Fighter Command saw the The non-commissioned officers
time, equipment and labor could necessity for better instructional of this battalion have all moved
afford. facilities and, accordingly, pro- into one barracks. The only way
Icured the authority for the con- to solve the problem now is to
In the absence of any directive, struction of hutment type build- put a private in charge.
the troops were.organized into ings, to be located in the newly Now that S/Sgt. Shipp is mar-
ten provisional companies for the acquired acres adjoining to the ried, we can offer our congratula-
purpose of administration and east, and including the citrus tions. Ship now believes that
training. As a nucleus for a train-' tions. SMpp now believes /^
tringng. As a nuleus for a train- grove and residence of the Drew he'll be shipped soon; in fact, hc
ing center, there was one Signal estate.hellhiseoninfaru
AW Reporting Company and t, carries all his belongings around
three Signal Air Wing companies At the time when the buildings with him in bags-under his eyes.
that had participated in the Lou- were complete, but not furnished Congratulations to T/Sgt. Bu-
isiana and Carolina maneuvers. or equipped, word was received reau on that extra stripe. It took
The ainees o Cam that a group of generals was corn- five men to stretch his arm to
The trainees from Camp ing down from Washington to get it on, though.
Wheeler, composed of grocery make an inspection of te school. S/Sgt. Wright seems to have
clerks, mechanics, farmers, teach- ESidlntlv the i^ ^tion of thi ^g Wright seems to have
clerks, mechanis, farmers, teach- Evidently the reputation of this had a pretty good time while on
ers, bakers, carpenters, and Ph. institution that existed in fact, a y ood time while on
D's, had had thirteen weeks of but not on paper, had spread furlouh. All he.needs now is an-
basic training, but knew nothing Having nearly a week's notice other fulough.
a the spc al ties of Aircraft prior to the arrival, Base authori-
structors and a small amount oi ties once more slashed a few more Warning Service Unit Training
erucpment o wee drawn from the strings of red tape and, prior to Center was officially recognized
equipme nt were drawn from tpan the arrival of this inspecting par- and activated. On October 8.
nd Wing Comanies omany ty, the interiors had been fitted 1942, the name was changed to
asmu as Foida as en as classrooms and the specialists' "Aircraft Warning Unit Training
ing asmuc as sealosona was eny school had moved from the tent Center."
joking some of its seasonal rainy area to its new and present loca- Thus. the A.W.U.T.C. has
weather, classroom facilities had area to its new and present loca-
weato be provided before a program tion, with the former Drew resi- evolved from a garrison school
to be provided before a program dence as headqua rters organized to train the specialists
of specialist instruction could beence as eauarters organized to train the specialists
inaugurated. To meet this need, The inspection party was evi- of two tactical units, to a fully
hospital ward tents were obtained dently pleased with what they constituted training center, divid-
from the Quartermaster, as well found, as shortly thereafter a T/O ed into five "stages."
as two assembly tents, "circus was being drafted as well as an The Aircraft Warning Unit
type." A larger circus type tent outline for a complete course of Training Center is unique in that
was also borrowed from the instruction for an Aircraft Warn- it was organized, developed and
chaplain for week-day use. This ing Unit Training Center. These performing a definite mission of
tent, according to rumor, had once were submitted, and the Corps of training prior to being given rec-
housed a sideshow of Ringling Engineers got a directive to start ignition, and, after it was a going
Brothers. The large tents were immediate construction on a large institution. was activated as the
complete except for poles. How- camp for Aircraft Warning troops, official training center for all air-
ever, some nearby pines mysteri- June 12, 1942, the Aircraft craft warning units.
ously disappeared and the tents
were erected with bright, sap-
oozing Center poles.
Two factors were not consid-
ered at the time these large tents
were obtained for classrooms;
namely, Florida's winter winds
and the effect of a rainy season
on ground with a high water ta-
ble As a result it was almost a
daily routine to re-erect blown-
down tents, and frequently classes
had to be suspended because of
shortage of rubber boots.
After the provisional companies
had been organized about two
weeks, a directive was received
to activate and organize the 503rd
Signal Aircraft Warning Regi-
ment and the 553rd Signal Air-
craft Warning Battalion, Separate,
using the Signal Corps personnel
at Drew Field. The Wing Com-
panies were soon absorbed by
these two newly activated units. C O M P LIM T S
*-l School, as it came to be
was organized and oper- an d
at& n the garrison school basis.'
Instructors, both officers and en-
listed men, were on a special B E S T UW I S h E S
duty basis. Equipment, as the T.B E ST V
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ment and battalion, was turned rm
over to the school on memoran-
dum receipt. Special training
equipment was obtained by pur- C U E T A
chase from limited training funds
allotted to the two units. C
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AN. N _G A T c M

HEADQUAR TE RS 405th BOMB GROUP tion of having swallowed an iron
22nd Bomb. Tr. AW. hand that closed half way down
22nd Bomb. r. overthe entire respiratory sys-
S By SGT. LOU STEIN. ur-h-Fl I mies ter. Eyelidsbuined-tears stream-
Sgt. Alien Reid left for the ed-personnel ran.
Army Administration OCS this While on a routine inspection, Pvt. Amillo Corcione, Chemical
week. Before his departure, his Capt. Edgar J. Loftus, Adjutant Warfare instructor, assigned to
friends presented him with, a gift for the 405th Bomb. Gp. encoun- the 303rd, complete with gas mask
consisting of many useful toilet tered the 1st Sarge and other and behind a bush, had just re-
articles to help tide him over the Headquarters noncoms of the minded the boys with a harmless
three-month sweating-out period 625th Squadron in a serious ex- little Chloracetophenone bomb,
which he faces. He was recently amination of the new Service (tear gas, to you) that Monday
promoted to his present grade. Record file-box which was espe- was indeed Gas Mask Day.
SPfc. George R. Macheca was cially built that day. It met all (And you shouldn't talk like
promoted to Corporal, for his fine specifications and was a neat. that to us, Sergeant. Where were
work as Message Center Chief. thorough job--except that you you?)
New men added to the Wing nad to almost stand on your head ___
this week were Pvts. Gerald L. to get the reports and forms out
Ventre, James Bey, and John J. of it. This was very baffling until 301st Bombardment
Kroll. They will function in the the carpenter, Cpl. Post, who' q n (D)
File and A-1 Sections. made it was called in. Then came S adron
IMl.. and Mrs. Karl Hill, parents the dawn-it was discovered that Office of the intelligence Officer
of Colonel Vance's secretary, Sgt. Cpl. Post was left-handed and the
William H. Short, have decided, file' was built accordingly. Things are getting back to rior-
iafter a shor tvisit, to make their Congratulations are in order for mal in the squadron after 'several
home in St. Petersburg. 2id Lt. Henry P. Dupre. Ass't weeks confusion of transferring
c--- Adj. and. Special Services Offices and retranlfering. Now that the
304th Bombardme'ti t Officer for the 405th. On March smoke has cleared, and everyone
3j04th uluurUllt 5th his First Lieutenancy came': knows to which group he belongs,
Squadron (D) through' and to celebrate the oc- the squadron is rolling its sleeves
cSnc t mn of asion he bought and smoked his up for some hard work and train-
Since the men of the 304th have first cigar.. Result --one of the ing. Lt. McGee, the new Com-
been at Drew Field they have sickest First Lieutenants Drew manding officer of the squadron
been kept very bvuv doing various Field ever saw. MORAL-never called a meeting of the Noncoms
jobs in the respective depart- let a promotion puff you up or for the purpose of getting better
ments. A special ctort has been go up in smoke. acquainted with them, beside giv-
made in cleanin- the new ing them a much needed pep
areas that have been occupied, Promotion among the noncoms talk. Lt. McGee made such a good
and there has mb-: rany im- went to S/Sgts. Russell M. Duff impression that he is assured of
provements accomplivj 'i.A and Leonard M. Michels who were gaining the fullest cooperation of
We have been wondering why made T/Sgts. and Sgts. Chas. D. his men. Bouquets to Lt. Enes,
Lt. Schumacher has tuan. cei-tain Whiteford and Harold L. Johnson and Sgt. Horton for the efficient
happy smile of satisfanc '-9. and who made S/Sgts. Corporal Harry manner that they are executing
now the question has been re- F. Schott was promoted to S gt.;their new duties of Adjutant and
vealed. Lt. John Schura,.hier, Who says the 405th isn't the up Adjutant and First Sergeant, res-
whose home is in Albur" N"'o- nd comingest outfit at Drew pectively.
York and Miss Virginia Allen of field? The congested condition of the
Rensselaer, New York were lun'.- .The congested condition of the
ed in marriage February 16th at :barracks should be eased as the
the Post Chapel of Drew Fieic.. 303rd Bombardment men of the new group are moving
Lt. Mays has taken charge of :to different barracks. Of course,
the Intelligence department at the Squadron (1) we will miss their smiling faces,
present time while Lt. R. Fahn New arrivals to the 303rd in- but it will be a relief not to
is on a fifteen day leave. The clude three men who began their stumble thru the aisles of the
Intelligence Office has lost three'service in the AAF, at Mitchell barracks, especially at night after
very capable men in the last two Field, two years and eight months returning from a local bar.
weeks: Sgt. Fred Taylor, Cpl. ago, and who have miraculously The favorite subjects of discus-
Clarence Kretchmer and Cpl. remained together through assign- sion these days are ratings and
Nathanson; they have been re- ments in Panama, Dutch Guiana, :furloughs, and why not? I under-
placed by Pvt. Freeman Mather and Trinidad. stand there are plenty of each
and Pvt. Joseph Boucher. They are: Techniical Sgt. Theo. given out at present. Incidently,
In the Ordnance Dept. there has S. Chriss, bomrhaier p--~r, Sgt. Tankerslv is on an emer-
been.some changes in the person- Technical Sgt. Nicholas Albano, agency furlough for the purpose
nel. The following men have been engineer gunner and es ; ,. of visiting his father, who was
transferred out: T/Sgt. Dunkel- Stamm, engineer-gunner. badly hurt in an automobile ac-
berg, Sgt. Appollina, Cpl. Schaeff, The men were nrisinallv at- cident. We are very sorry to hear
Pfc. Finstad, Pfc. Taylor, Pvt. tached to .the 9th Bombardment this. Speaking of furloughs, we
Barnett, Pvt. Behan, Pvt. Cribaro, Group (M), 99th Bo mbardment -r? expecting Daddy Fream back
Pvt. DeFalco, Pvt. Dempsey, Pvt. Squadron, which was broken up from furlough soon, and are an-
Mauti. and Pvt. Regalis. Taking in Panama at Rio Hato Field, after lxious to hear all about the new
their place are Pvt. Fisher, Pvt. eleven months of service in the boy. If heredity doesn't fail, the'
Fogg, Pvt. Hertzfeldt, Pvt. John- Panama Canal zone. It's person- new son should be tops. In passing
soln, Pvt. McClannan, Pvt. Moore, nel was used to form the 25th out bouquets the squadron supply
Pvt. Reynolds, Pvt. Roberts, Pvt. Bombardment Group (M), and the should not be overlooked for the
Stump, Pvt. Theisen, Pvt. Turner, men above were assigned to the grand Way they are handling.
pvt. Tyler, and Pvt. Warsbaugh. 35th Bombardment Squadron. things. It really is a pleasure to
2nd Lt. Keith Arithony and 2nd It is assumed that the Sergeants eo in th.- -,rlrA r-.om and get
Lt. Joseph Duicey tave taken over are enjoying their respite here, service -.. 'th a lnr -, instead of
the duties of Ist Lt. Jack B. More- while awaiting reassignment, as the inefficiency with a growl we
house and 2nid Lt. Walter P. when one of them was asked how had been getting. More power to
Lepki. the ladies of foreign lands cor- them.
M/Sgt. Lange, S/Sgt. Clindenin pared with ours, he answered: Now that we have so many new
and Pvt. Twiest of the Operations "What ladies?" men in the squadron it might be
dept. have left for another organ- GAS-S-S-S!! a good idea to have a squadron
ization, but filling in their places Perhaps one of the most effec- i'arty or dance, in order that the
are Pvt. Ryan and Pvt. Bernard. tive mnemonics yet devised was mien can get better acquainted.
The following men have been practised Monday morning on the What do you think? A new father
transferred from the Engineering 303rd's personnel at Reville for- in the squadron is Sgt. Country-
Dept: SgSgt. Miller, S/Sgt. John- mation. man, and a very proud one, of
son, S/Sgt. Schurr, Sgt. Pressi- Sleepily unaware that this was course. With a six and one half
money, Sgt. Jernstadt, S/Set. Monday, Gas Mask Day, the pound boy, who wouldn't be
Hand, S/Sgt. Woodward, Sgt. yawning ranks formed, a fair proud? Congratulations Sgt., and
Pardue,- Cpl. Gearhart and Pvt. fifty percent un-gasmasked. here's hoping he will be as fine;
Koenig. New men filling some of
the vacancies are T/Sgt. Weber, Seductively, the scent of annle a person as you.
S/Sgt. Beebe, Pvt. Walter, Pvt. blossoms slithered its way into How about giving three cheers
Block, Pvt. Biasi, Pvt. Niles, Pvt. about 300 appreciative and un- for the good old 301st, and each
Norton, Pvt. Thnham, Pvt. Mc- suspecting nostrils. Old apple- of us doing our best to keep it
Cleary, Pvt. Landry, Pvt. Bennett, knockers gathered in a lungful. the best squadron of this or any
Pvt. Lamonds, Pvt. McArdle, Pvt. Then, of course, came the sensa- other group. What do you say?
Laven, Pvt. Ludzinski, Pvt. Frano,
Pvt. Greenberg, Pvt. Siracusa,
Pvt. Zwalisky, Pvt. Heimann,
Pvt. Wood, Pvt. Green, Pvt.
Stover, Pvt. Rubbins, Pvt. Smut-
zer, Pvt. Cirillo, and Pvt. Rink. B E T W S H E S
In the Orderly Room new mnen W
have been assigned to various du-
ties; they .are Sgt. Willi'ams, Sgt.
Theriot, S/Sgt. Warlock, Pfe.
Lange, Pvt. Black and Pvt. F R 0 M
Bloomberg. We are very happy
to. welcome Lt. William P. Corby
to the orderly room; he will be
the Ass't Adi'. and Ass't Supply
Officer. 'R F
The loss of so many fine men EFECIGARCIA
has been keenly felt by all the
Squadron, but we are sure the
new men taking their positions g
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,,a+rc h 12. 1943

III F. C. Watchmaker
Repairs Watches
In Spare Time
"Keep 'em running" is the mot-
to of Pfc. Henry L. Interdonati,
an ex-New Yorker, now of Hq.
& Hq., II Fighter Command, by
repairing and overhauling fine
wrist and pocket watches of offi-
cers and enlisted men at Drew
during his spare time.
He sets up "shop" about three
evenings a week, in the Squadron
Orderly Room, corner Avenue A
and Eight Street, usually before
an audience of five or six inter-
ested Ribitzers.
Watchmaking Career
Leaving school to become the
family breadwinner, Henry first
went to work as an apprentice
watchmaker for an uncle, a skill-
ed craftsman. Afterwards, he
worked in several well known
shops in New York's Maiden Lane
district, the jewelry, gem cutting
and watch center of the country.
He completed eight years as a
watchmaker, later becoming a
skilled machinist and instructor
Intricate machines.
h t Enlisted in Army
1tfter enlisting in February,
1942. Henry spent a week at Camp
Dix. N. J., three months at Camp
Crowder. Mo.. and pulled into
Drew with a Signal unit in May,
1942. transferring shortly after-
ward to.the III Fighter.
At present, as instrument me-
chanic working on the Command's
planes, he expressed a desire to
become a bombsight and precision
instrument repair and mainten-
ance man where his skilled fin-
gers, and exacting knowledge of
detailed parts, could be more ef-
fectively employed.
A Real "Chow Hound"
A .real. "chow. hound," Inter-
donati admitted that doing K.,P.
had nothing to.dp with his know-
ing how to- prepare "real Ital ian"
spaghetti or a sizzling steak.
Iriterdonati, has appeared on
several WFLA broadcasts as, a
singer., mimic and dialectician. He
is 25, and single..
Hobbies
S.While..a. civilian. his hobbies in-
cluded amateur photography and
'reading. -He was a high scoring
member of hi, church'- rifle team
.and recently qualified as a sharp
:shooter on small arn-m. He has
-constructed -eve-ral vi:lins and
.guiars wh:h!h ,he.twanged while
on furlough last month.
Concluded Pfc. Interdonati, "My
:specialty is overhauling naviga-
tion watches but I've had practi-
'cal experience on every make of
fine watch. With my equipment
I have here I give the same de-
tailed workmanship now as I did
when preparing watches in New
York."


PINELLAS AIR BASE
"From Reveille to Taps"
By S/SGT. A. E. DeSHON(
Corp. Gilcrest, better known as
Gildersleeve is running Sgt.
Dinner a close. 2nd,-in the gum
beaters Marathon.
Did anyone see the cook and
two M.P.s chasing Pvt. Heller?
From now on. Fred, when-the
cook says you may have a box
"of candy for the boys,- he means
the one pound box not the whole
100 pound carton.
Pvt. "Smokey" Green, from the
Aberdeen proving grounds, wants
to know if we'll print his picture
in our paper. He claims the girls
say he looks and is built like
"Flash Gordon." Where is "Super
Manr"???
: ? don't believe there are
n of us that will ever forget
tLiimea. we had here-last Satur-
day. T..a: was swell-cooking, let's
have more like that.,
Pvt. Kauffman sent away for
a Charles Atlas book. Hi! Muscles.
Lt, "Commando" Coutu says,
"When the boys go up-for target
practice, and I am towing target,
I maneuver so fast I lose. the
target."
SSgt. "John" Hardisty, from the
Armament section, claims now a
days they make the guns and
build the plane around them.
How is Pvt. Parker going to
get from New York to Auburn,
Maine? Maybe he can borrow a
pair of skis, or snow shoes, and
a compass.
Lt B, W, Cutler says, "When I
was letting down through the
soup, while towing a target. I
came face to face with my target,
so I cfrn,-rld thp ball and needle."
P-.t -'i.i'-:].-' Madago is now
taking Up 1he art of self defense.
What *.. !;r, .*.-nd to the Bing
Crosby role?
Carp, Ei.!:r'.t rn is organizing a
It, r:,: ~r .'1! interested con-
t,, '; Corp. who, by the way,
is anhidM Aifner in the ring.
i 0 ends 10 years in white
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The r: number is 35.


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2 Positive terminal 'of electric ranan ..
source ,' I T. e of, ancientcuirass
source 1-42 A-mountain nympth -
3 Machines formerly used to hurl 13 Wears away by slow disintegra-
large stones tion
4 American Expedition (Abbr.) 14'Workers in-metal
,5 Affirmative reply 16 Table of contents .-, -
,6 Soviet capital 17 Military. aviatorss .who bringg
7 -Helmet..with globular cap cown a prescribed number of
8 -Hawaiian wreaths planes,
.... 18 And ILatin)
9 Coarse cloth: made from jute 19 Perceives
10 To stick together 20 Missile
13 U. S. Commander in Europe 21 Southern constellation
15 Embattled Russian City 23 Soldiers' meal
17 Term used in hailing a vessel 24 Inclosure defended by a stock-
20 A feigned battle ade
21 Air carrier 25 Commotion or tumult
23 Member of an Indian tribe 26 A fish
American rodent 27 Per day
24 Small South American rodent 28 To render insane by poison
25 Game resembling tennis 29 Curved pointed head of cylin-
26 Obsolete Hottentot dialect drical projectile used in rifled
27 A dagger firearms
28 A slow match used in dischare- 81 Battlefield'in New Guinea
3a n 2 State troops (Abbr.)
ing cannon 83 Part of he verb to be
80 Terrain (Ger.) 34 Biblical city
81 Locality from which an armed '35 :Brrier
force initiates operations 36 ,Member of a fraternal organi-
32 United (PI.) zation
34 Barrack in garrison towns 37 At the end
85 Messenger 38 Bristles
87 River embankment 39 Egyptian sun god
88 Upghtiece in framing 40 Long dart used by the Gauls
40 Derricks used in raising heavy 41 Regular, steady ;
42 Simple; unaffected.
weights., 44 Important city in .Egypt
41 Act-of -ellin 45 One who partakes' of ,dinner
43 Two-toed .sloths. 46 Famous. captor of Ticonderoga
44 A machine which operates by 47. Bombed German city
sliding contact 48 Boundaries


(By the way) "Could I interest
you, for a trivial monetary consi-
deration, in the purchase or ac-
quisition, of an amphibious fowl
of the family anatidae, a fowl
adapted by webbed, pedantic ex-
tremities to aquamarine exist-
ence?" "In other words-do you
-wanna buy a duck?"

Asked why she quit her job
with a socially prominent family,
the colored maid explained
"There's too much.switching- of
*the dishes for the fewness of the
food."
- 'Old Lady: "Little boy, why are
not you in school, instead of going
to the movie?"
Little Boy: "I've got the meas-
les, lady."


Having cashed his pay check,
a man started counting the bills
in the old-fashioned way of wet-
ting his thumb and leafing
through.
SThe bank teller said, "Hey,
don't you know that money is
full of germs?"
The' man answered, "Don't
worry, no germs could live on my
salary."
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Sports Parade At Drew Field

Shows Winning Teams; Outstanding

}ontenders in Southern Florida
Culminating its first year as an Army Air Base, Drew Field par-
ticipated in local sports, winning a major portion of the events.
To go back to the beginning, last March, under the direction of
R. H. R. Risley, the first Physical Training Officer, the basketball
team brought the first Drew championship by winning 22 out of 30
games.
Also in March, 1942 in the Mi-
ami Golden Gloves, Patterson Sporting a strong team, the
won and was sent to the New Medical Det. won the softball
York finals, but dropped his sec- championship, after trouncing the
ond bout. best that the other organizations
An 'il, 1942, and the first call could offer. In the Volleyball
came for baseball players to re- League, the Signal Headquarters
port for practice. There appeared a:d Headquarters Company took
such names as Sgt. Fred Swin- the crown like the champs they
dells and Sgt. Carlos Moore. were.
These two hurlers, along with At present, the Signal Corps
Lefty Brown, accounted for the basketball leagues, composed of
majority of the wins for the In- three divisions, known as the Red,
terceptors, who finished the sea- White and Blue, are running in
son with 37 victories against 20 full swing, with each team play-
defeats. After the first month of ing twice a week in one of the
play, Capt. Earle DeForest took three gyms. The Air Corps also
over the coaching reins, has teams entered in these
In June Lt. Matt L. McBride leagues.
succeeded Lt. Risely as Base -__.-
Physical Training Officer- only
to be replaced by Lt. Arthur Col-
ley. The Interceptors defeated the
MacDill Flyers six out of eight
games, ending the season with 37 League Standings
wins and 20 defeats.
Swimming saw the III Fighter AS OF MARCH 5, 1943
Command capture first honors in With the league ending on
the Third Air Force Swimming Wiarch 19th four teamgue ending oree
Meet at Cuscaden Pool. Winning March r9th, a i ntea n reet
the Third Air Force Obstacle leagues r e m in undefeated
Course Meet was Cpl. Andy Fish- through last week's play in the
er. of Drew, who won a free week- Signal Corps Basketball League
end at the Tampa Terrace Hotel. In the Red League the 503rd
In the football season. Drew and 552nd remained idle during
started out by losing the first the week and kept their record
game to Tampa U. to the tune of of 4 wins and 0 losses. The 564th
21-14. The next game Drew tacked two victories on their win
dropped a hard-fought tussle column to move 3 notches up to
against Fort Benning, 13-0. In a 3rd place.
return game with Tampa U., The 551st's team still leads the
Drew -lost, 40-0. On Christmas White League. 828th and 556th
Day, Drew faced the Davis Island are tied for second place.
Coast Guard eleven in the First Base Det. Medics downed the
Celery Bowl game at Sarasota, 703rd's quintet as they lead the
and finally came through with a Blue League with 4 wins against
winning score, the tally reading no losses. 314th Base Hqs. nose-
Drew. 13; Coast Guards, 0. dived to 6th place from the second
Soon after Christmas, basket- slot they held a week ago.
ball. under Coach Lt. Arhtur Col-
ley and Pvt. Tom Temple, began RED LEAGUE
to function. With the Interceptors Team W L Pct.
entered in the Tampa City Bas- 503rd 4 0 1.000
ketball League, the team won the 552nd 4 0 1.000
first half of the league play un- 564th 4 3 .571
defeated. In the second half, the 501st 2 2 .500
Interceptors won six straight be- 314th Base Hq. 3 3 .500
fore losing, making 28 out of 31 555th 2 3 .400
games won. 75th 2 5 .286
Baseball is again soon to start 563rd 1 3 .250
with such notable names as Jo Jo 503rd 1 5 .166
Gallagher, Vito Tamulis. Jack
Riordan, Carlos Moore, Lt. Al WHITE LEAGUE-
Bentz, and many more who will
make up the 1943 horsehiders. Team W L Pct.
In the boxing arena we found 551st 4 0 1.000
such names as Mike "Popeye" 828th Guard Sq. 2 1 .666
Holland. Johnny Sikes, Paul Gas- 556th 2 1 .6,66
telum, Robert Bowles, Joe Bal- 568th 3 3 .500
samo, and Milton Donals, who 676th 1 1 .500
represented Drew at the Third 569th 1 3 .250
Air Force boxing show, winning 566th 0 3 .000
four. one draw with one loss, to BLUE
win the meet. BLUE LEAGUE
Intramural Sports Team W L Pct.
In between these events were Med. Det. 4 0 1.000
the regular scheduled games be- B. 0. Q. 3 1 .750
tween the various organizations 710th 4 2 .666
on the. field. 708th 3 2 .600
The Signal Corps Swim Meet 714th 2 2 .500
at Cuscaden Pool was won by the 314th Air Base Sq. 2 3 .400
564th Signal A.W. Bn., with 43 705th 0 4 .000
points. 703rd 0 4 .000


Erwin Rudolph in person, giving exhibition of
BILLIARD CHAMP trick shots, Monday, March 15th
,at 7:00 p. m. at the Service Men's
Shown in action is Erwin Ru- Club. This exhibition is to be
dolph, former World's Champion given before the regular scked-
Billiard player, who will appear uled dance.


FIELD ECHOES March 12, 1945


Drew Field's hustling basket-
ball club, the Interceptors,
chalked up another win, this time
by drubbing the MacDill Bomb-
ers, 41-28. The game was played
on MacDill's court on Tuesday
night.
The Interceptors had little trou-
ble with the Bombers, leading at
the end of the first quarter, 5-4.
They opened up in the second
quarter to pull ahead, 21-10, at the
end of the half.
Sgt. Hall, lanky star center, led
Drew's attack with 19 points, fol-
lowed by Lt. Fowler with. 8 points.
The Interceptors had the
Bombers under control all eve-
ning except Cox, who led Mac-
Dill's scoring with 14 points.
Interceptors (41) g f tp
Messing, f 0 0 0
Fowler, f 4 0 8
Hall, c 8 3 19
Horton, g 2 0 4
Gaskill, g 3 0 6
Petraitis 1 1 3
Tracy, g 0 0 0
Reedy, g 0 0 0
Lee, g 0 1 1
TOTALS 18 5 41
MacDill Bombers (28) g f ip
Cox, f 7 0 14
Dempster, f 0 0 0
Lewis, f 1 0 2
Breen, f 0 0 .0
Thompson, c 1 1 3
Sheeley, g 0 0 0
Grass, g 0 0 0
Hulbner, g 2 0 4
Polsetsky, g 0 0 0
Wodos, g 2 1 5
TOTALS 13 2 28


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