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VOL. 2. NO. 2
Devoted Exclusively to the Interests of the Personnel of Drew Field
Friday, March 19, 1943
'R FRE HERE ARC H24
I BuO awTtR fSak Picture Filmed at Drew
Field by Warner Bros.
Left to right, first row: 1st Lt. Philip Goodheim, 1st Lt. Paul G. Thomas, Capt, Albert H. Hoopes,
Major H. T. Reynolds, Major Thomas A. Clarke, Capt. James R.-Manners, 1st Lt. Homer Diman, 1st
Lt. Robert S. Noonan; second row: 2nd Lt. Kenneth V. Bcrg, 2nd Lt. Wayman E. May, 2nd Lt. Day
L. Chase, 2nd Lt. Rowland E. Curley, 2nd Lt. Edw:n J. Fisher: 3rd row: 2nd Lt, Roy F. Galey, 2nd
Lt. Harold B. Martin, 2nd Lt. Walter W. Pugh, a id 2nd Lt. Frank A. Wilson.
Quartermaster Corps Delivers
The Goods At Drew Field
The Base Quartermaster's De- Noonan and 2nd Lt. Harold
apartment at Drew Field is one of'Martin, whose responsibility it is
the most highly organized and to see that nothing goes to waste.
systematic outfits in the Base. They are in charge of what will
Charged with the enormous res- be ultimately the biggest shoe re-
ponsibility of feeding, clothing, pair shop in Florida. Last month
and furnishing all supplies needed they repaired 4,000 pairs of Drew
by the huge army of men quarter- Field shoes alone, and eventually
ed here, it functions with dispatch will repair shoes for a number of
and smoothness-its only motive bases in this vicinity. Clothing
-to render SERVICE. turned in for salvage is repaired
And under Maj. Harry T. Rey- whenever possible and put back
nolds, Base QM, a large and effi- into service. Last month, over
cient organization of civilians and $12,000 worth of clothing and
soldiers serve the men of Drew' equipment were repaired and put
Field well. back ito use.
Experienced Administrator Tin cans are collected from
Maj. Reynolds is an experienced housewives, stores, restaurants,
administrator, being a graduate of and army posts in this area, and
the Command and General Staff turned in to Drew Field for ship-
School at Fort Leavenworth. He ment to detinning plants. Other
has. been in active service now metals, bottles, and other scrap
for two years, and served as Ass't are saved and reclaimed, and the
QM and Executive Officer to the money turned in to Uncle Sam to
Third Air Force before coming further the war effort.
here September 7, 1942. He was 2nd Lt. Roy F. Galey is in
commissioned Captain in the In- charge of purchasing and con-
fantry in 1940 and Major August tracting, buying everything that
24, 1942. He is completely respon- cannot be secured through direct
sible for all QM property and ac- requisition. This is a large order,
tivities on the Base. thousands of dollars being spent
SThere are two main functions of each month through local pur-
the QMC-the supply of property chase contracts. Some 3300 dif-
and equipment, and supply of ferent purchase contracts have
subsistence. Briefly, all house- been made already in the course
keeping equipment, such as cook- of this fiscal year.
ing utensils, clothing, and G.I. The second, big division in the
soap, are furnished by the QM QM operations is Subsistence-of
Subsistence-the job of figuring the furnishing of food. 1st Lt.
each item of food on the rations, Paul G.-Thomas is Sales Officer,
and getting it there on time. and in charge of this program.
'1st Lt. Homer Dimon, Property Drew's Q.M. office feeds not only
Officer, is responsible for the re- the entire base at Drew, but also
quisitioning and supplying ;of all all sub-bases, the soldiers at Uni-
post, camp, and station property versity of Tampa, and the HQ of
and furnishes all material for. the Third Air Force. All food is
table of basis allowance property, issued in bulk to the mess officers
for organizations going overseas. oI the various organizations.
He is assisted by 2nd Lts. Day L. There are plenty of problems
Chase and Kenneth Berg. involved here; for instance, due
Captain James R. Manners is to a local milk shortage, milk is
Warehouse .Officer, and is in now being shipped from the far-
charge of coal distribution. This off state of Minnesota. And it is
alone is a big job, since some good milk, too.
17,000 tons of coal have already There are plenty of food ware-
been delivered to Drew Field. houses at Drew cold storage
Salvage and Reclamation buildings for meats, fowl, butter,
'Salvage and Reclamation are vegetables and fruits. All ware-
handled by 1st Lt. Robert S. (Continued on Page 3)
The Drew Interceptors Meet
the MacDill Fliers for the
Tampa City Basketball League
championship on Monday
night, 8:30 p.m. The game will
be played at Trailer Park.
Sale o. Beer, Food
Discontinued at PX
According to a bulletin just is-
sued' by the Office of -the Base
Commander, Drew Field, the sales
of beer and food at post exchanges
will be discontinued immediately.
According to the bulletin:
"This extreme measure is due
to lack of cooperation and dis-
regard of instructions on the part
of personnel using the exchanges.
The extent to which paper wrap-
pers, bottles, and cartons are
being scattered about is a serious
reflection on the Base and will
not be tolerated. Unless a decided
improvement is shown by person-
nel in disposing of candy, chewing
gum, and other similar wrappers
in trash containers supplied for
the purpose, it will also be taken
Nothing official has been said
about whether or not beer and
food will be placed on sale again,
if the situation improves. But
whether we hope to be able to
have beer and food here or not,
it behooves us as good soldiers to
keep a tidy. camp, to see that a
few sloppy soldiers do not make
necessary restrictions on all of us.
If you see someone throwing pa-
pers or bottles on the-ground, tell
him what you think of him, and
don't mince words about it.
Soldiers are neat let's keep
Drew Field the cleanest Air Base
in the country.
552nd Battalion Sets Fine
Example In War Bond Drive
In a recent bond drive, the The posters which influenced
552nd Signal AW Bn., through the the men were planned by Lt.
fine efforts of Lt. Arnold L. Scheinberg who was in the com-
-Scheinberg, Battalion Bond Offi- mercial art world before entering
cer,'and the clever posters of Cpl. the Army. and the drawings were
Earl F. Zuelke, the officers and executed by Cpl. Zuelke, Cali-
enlisted men bought over $450 in fornia Artist. These posters have
War Bonds and stamps. This, be- been borrowed and used by var-
sides the regular monthly War ious other signal units in the pro-
Bond Allotments. Simultaneously, motion of their own bond drives.
Lt. Frichtnicht, the C.O. of the Isi Some of the ideas put forth are
Rept., purchased $900 in bonds. worthy of nation-wide use.
In December he bought a $1000 As Lt. Scheinbera puts it, "The
tond. personnel of the 552nd is behind
"Over 80 percent of the bat- these bond drives. We intend to
talion has subscribed to the reg- hold future drives, in which we
ular monthly bond allotments," hope to show the true American
said Lt. Scheinberg, "which fig- spirit of the men. These drives
ure we point at with pride. Our deserve the support of the entire
goal, naturally is 100 percent, and nation. We can't do it alone." So,
if it can be done, we'll do it." '"Buy a Bond for a Buddy!"
SThe outstanding motion picture
of the- year, "Air Force," most of
which was filmed at' Drew, will
be back home:on March 24, play-
ing our own theaters..
Warner Bros.' "Air Force" is a
dramatic and true representation
of the attitude and the activity of
our men in the air forces. For the
first time in the history of motion
pictures, or the Army, a motion
picture will be previewed on an
Army air base. Even after having
shown the picture in theaters in
Tampa and New York, our show-
ing will still be a preview so far
as Drew and Army air bases are
In connection with this show-
ing, a gala program of special
events are being planned. Re-
member reading in the Tampa
papers about the festivities held
in connection with the Tampa
premiere? That was tame. Wait
until you see "Mr. Miss Air
Force." Yes, it's new, and it's dif-
ferent. Some lucky fellow on this
base is going to become a celebri-
ty for a day. He will be feted and
acclaimed as Drew's hero in con-
nection with the movie. The
screwiest day yet engineered here
at Drew, there will be a million
laughs, and all sorts of entertain-
ment in connection with the pre-.
in addition, negotiations are
under way to have the day's pro-
gram photographed by one of the
country's most popular weekly
magazines. If all goes well, it
looks as though Drew Field will
really get around.. The date is
March 24th. Watch your bulletins
for the theater and also for the
program of events. This is going
to be a big time, so let's have a
big crowd. Don't let this biggest
occasion get by you.
For a full evening of wonderful
entertainment, and the outstand-
ing picture of the year to boot, be
sure to keip yourselves informed
on the Drew Field premiere of
For the information of mili-
tary personnel newly stationed
at Drew Field, banking services
are available in Bldg. T-192.
on H Avenue between First
and Second Streets.
The bank is open between
12 noon and 5:30 p.m. daily
(except Sunday). Services pro-
vided by the bank include the
opening and carrying of indi-
vidual accounts. There is no
exchange charge for the cash-
ing of checks for military per-
sonnel upon proper identifica-
tion except for out-of-town
checks. Each account is subject
to scrutiny, for which there may
be an analysis charge depending
upon the size of the account.
There is no charge for govern-
Other services include the
sale of war bonds and stamps,
bank money orders and travel-
ers' checks. Loans are not made,
however. In the event a large
amount of cash is to be drawn
by an organization or an indi-
vidual the bank manager must
be given 24 hours' prior notice.
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Page 2 THE ECHOES March 19. 1943'
3rd I'. C., 1H. & HO. SQ. SIG. HQ. & HQ. CO.
Sea Breezes III Fighter Command
By PFC. ALVIN M. AMSTER By PFC. ROY SWARTZ
Latest promotion congratula- Still holding down the center
Unions go to our Adjutant, Lt. Col. position for the Champion Drew
James F. Garber, Jr. Interceptors is lenghy Cpl. Ed
Memo to Capt. Gilmore: Thanks Sitarz. Last Monday and Tuesday
for that swell weather last Sat- nights he put an excellent
wrday at Clearwater from "B. F.," performance to help defeat the
"Red" Hresko, Bob (the cook) Third Air Force and the MacDill
Smith, and the writer. Bombers qiiitets.
Looks like our Shackpappies
-are trying to populate Tampa. Company Briefs
Congratulations upon your new We are hoping for a speedy re-
arrivalsi S/Sgt. and Mrs.. R. E. cover for Tom Sculleh and Don
Brown (girl); Sgt. and Mrs. John Oberlin, who are in the Drew
6oodwin (boy); Cpl. aid Mrs. Hospital Gobd luck to PFC
Claude Johnson (boy). Bernard4 Cohen and Sgt. Conerly
e're back in Upper B-i, living \whho left for Officer's Training at
between Jim Reed and Jackson Fort Monmouth Mason and
Page. Berny Grossman and your Aulton are keeping good guard
correspondent left B-2 Upper, on the company area.. 'Shultzie'
switching places with "Red" breaks into the news this week,
Reagger and Humphries. Changes with six black puppies to her
meted: Tom Willoughby has a credit!!
electric razor. Norm Zinser (the Stray Scraps
cigarette smoking fiend) and "Kropie' 'finally found a. way
Sammy Palmer are now enter- to beat the chow line by donning
training in one of the rooms in the whites and taking his place
B-3. as a cook in the kitchen .. Sgts.
S-Best-Sayings-of-the-Week Dept. W. W. Smith and Dixon have
(itoYno all): "Man, these khaki's declared 'National clean-up week'
feel good." for their room but with no co-
Hot Dots operation from their room-mates,
Carlin and Daugherty started Sgts. Lewak and Sarzyniak. Sgt.
their furloughs last Monday with Smith laughingly states, "The
.a plane ride.to Washington .. campaign will be extended!"
Faithful. Ruth Patton pens her Solved: The ring Earl Rush has
OCS husband two letters daily... been wearing, and keeping mum
New Allison grads include Mary about, belongs to a cute, little girl
Ranck and Ted Dzelnick. from Pierce, Florida Mess
--~ rls at Base Telegraph, it's of- Sgt. Blanchard's new friend is the
ficial, we saw McGuire's wedding Squadron's monkey. He emphati-
papers. .. Fancy business in cally states that it is no relation
hitch hiking: Gen. Street of 3AF -just a friend.
gave Antonucci and Sotak a lift The most unique fatigue hat
last week. belongs to Cpl. Garrett-its de-
Lady Killers sign is the same the WAACs have
From Sancton and Thom we .. Urban and Kapral seem to
learned that "Pee Wee" De Lo- be looking around the grounds
renio picked up three gals on the these days for something. We
3~6tedr returning from furlough. wonder if it is that lost golf ball
-. More shackmen: Palumbo and 'that they hit in the dirt the other
Cochran, their wives joined them day.
here last week. ______
-Sgt. and Mrs. Emerick cele-
4tated their second wedding an- 911th QM.
aiversary March 12 Did you
.see Sammy Duke in that news- fl iL Ball
reie dancing with Zorina at the On t Ba Il
NY Stage Door Canteen? ... Oke
atriDlg to show billiard champ By SGT. R. C. T. PEARMAN
Rudolph how to shoot pool at the
Day Room. I wonder if little Maxine Wash-
B~ckner beat Whitley out of ington, our Sweetheart of the PX,
his shoes (literally) T/5 John knows of all the unrest she is
W~ison, Med Administration di- creating among the romantic ele-
ploma and all, rejoined our Happy ment in Camp DeSoto. I won't
Family Boswell and Gilland mention any names, but there are
got their discharges last week be- a heck of a lot of fellows spending
cise of the 38-ysrer old ruling. most of their lives in the PX just
,ci' se of the 38-yvear old ruling. ,1_ .......1
LO oe near ner.
Our basket ball team hold its
head up again. They've finally
won another game from the St.
Peter Claver Team. Pvt. Evans
made six important points which,
with the help of those scored by
Cpls. Woodard and Eli and Pvts.
1st Class Spraggins, Smith, and
Pvt. McNeal, was enough to put
the game on ice for our side.
Congratulations to Cpls. Riley
and Cole and to Pfcs. Quentin
Stanley, Wilmort Wright, Leon
Hamlett and John Silnpson on
their promotions to those grades.
Everyone got, a big kick out of
that beer party Lts. May and
Curley td'ssd for 911 and 1018
QM Platoons. When Pvt. Green-
which got through drinking beer
he-looked as though he was carry-
ing a basketball under his shirt.
Armanda White and Arlevia
Gilbert were just two of the new-
-comners at the Friday evening
dance. They are both very lovely
and very welcome to all future
I have proof that those two
wild men, Dallas and Gibson,
bought up all the beer in Camp
last Friday. By nine o'clock there
wasn't a bottle to be had at any
Dan Thorne, the Kitchen Magi-
cian, is back from furlough look-
ing mighty satisfied with himself.
I wonder what happened?
Baseball practice has started
and anyone who can carry a glove
is welcome to tryout for the team.
Has Cleveland Jackson been
barred from the Tampa USO on
account of those big sandwiches?
* INVITATIOQNTO A BOMBING:
"It's a dahgerotrs mission, arid
you'll come back either he.es or
angels." Such was the mysterious
invitation issued to potential vo-
lunteers for Gen. Doolittle's To-
kyo expedition. Now the world
knows they came back heroes.
2nd Lt. Joseph W. Manske, For-
mer Chanute Field AM student
who went oi' the expedition as
an engineer-gunner, told about
the trip on a recent visit to Kees-
ler Field, Miss.
Airplane windows made from
lumarith, a transparent cellulose
acetate-base plastic which screens
out the burning rays of the sun
are coming into. use in an effort
to protect crews of Army and
Navy ,warplanes from the dele-
terious effects of sunburn.. On
long bombing flights behind cer-
tain types of plastics, crew mem-
bers have returned seriously
burned. In this condition they
often ran the risk of serious skin
infections set up through contact
with soiled gloves or other parts
of their wearing apparel.
'The BehIdix Aviation Corp.,-
mariufacturers of aircraft instru-
ments and accessories, has in-
creased its war production to ap-
proximately 20 times that of pre-
war levels, the firrr arnnrounces.
About one-third of ltis increase
was in new types of accessories
which were not even oh the
market in 1928:
Air-conditioned Ph. M 1878
39c Matiniee 44c Night
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This is the personal history of
a fighting man in the vast terror
that is the. African desert.
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Delivers the Goods ',.
At Drew Field >r' -
(Continued from Page 1)
houses have the very latest and
most sanitary equipment and are
inspected very closely. Other
warehouses take care of canned
goods, dried items, and other rela-
tively non-perishable foods, such
as canned goods, of which a three -
months supply is kept.
The Sales Store, at which Army'
Personnel (married officers and
men) can purchase foods for home.
consumption, is managed by 2nd,
Lt. Walter W. Pugh. All such
foods are subject to current ra-
tioning restrictions, just as for the
2nd Lt. Frank A. Wilson is in
charge of warehousing all Subsis-
tence and.Cold Storage Foods. 1st
Lt. Philip Goodheim is in charge.
.of purchasing and contracting for
all subsistence foods. So far as
possible, locally produced fruits,
vegetables, and other items are
used in order to conserve trans-
Motor Pool and ,rash Boats
-The Base Motor Pool is under border
Major Thomas A. Clarke, vwho su- ..... .. bN
pervises the dispatching of admi- ToBe rind B Ar .y ir Fo
nistrative, vehicles for all activi-
ties on the post. Drivers are furn-
ished through the colored soldiers
in the 911h QM Platoon, com- Aviation cadets who have been lieutenants at the end of the first
manded by 2nd Lt. Wayman E. trained heretofore either as bom- phase of the training. Those ap-
.May; and the 1018th QM Platoon, bardiers or as navigators will in pointed flight officers will be
commanded by 2nd Lt. Rowland, the future receive combined bom- commissioned second lieutenants
Curley.. Members of these pla- bardier-navigator training under at the successful completion of
toons handle other work in con- a new Army Air Forces training their second phase of training.
nection with QM activities, too. program announced by the War
The Motor Pool operates the jeep- Department. He There
trailers which serve Drew Field These hew combination mem- H There
as an -interior transportation sys- bers of Army Air Forces bomber Soldier!
Under 2nd Lt. Edwin J. Fisher, crews will receive full training
Under 2nd Lt. Edwin J. Fisher, courses at both bombardier and
members of the 7th. Detachment navigator schools, which are of
of the 922nd QM Boat Company 12 and 18. weeks' duration, re-
serve on the Crash Boat units spectively. In addition they will
operating in Water Rescue and receive five weeks' training in
Salvage operations, out of bases r we training in
at Sarasota, Tarpon Springs and aerial gunnery.
Tampa. They are sea-going sol- The new training program has
diers. He also commands the 903rd not been established to economize
Q.M. Company Aviation ,which in personnel. In the larger bomb-
provides additional Quartermaster ers, now carrying both a bombar-
personnel. dier and a navigator, these will
An active training program is be replaced by two combination A
carried on for all QM officers, re- bombardier -navigator officers.
gular training classes fitting them Some combination bombaidier-
for any possible emergency, and navigators already have been B AR
training them to handle other du- trained for lighter type bombing B A K
ties than their own. planes whose crew roster does not
LOGISTICS --the science of call for a specialist in each field. "Not a Jook Joint-But a place just
supplying what is needed, when The purpose of the new train' like the one back home-where you
henncan bring your wife or sweetheart
it is needed, at the place it is ing policy is to enable one officer for a drink, a chat and fine music."
needed-is the work of the Base to relieve the other in either ca- JACKSON AT TAMPA ST.
QM. And Maj. Harry T. Reynolds pacity to lessen fatigue or in case
does an excellent job of it. one or the other is injured or Open From 8 A.M. to, 12 P.M.
Students in training to become
Soldiers to Get combination bombardier-navigat- .
vilian Shoes ls will be appointed flight offi- For Your Entertainment
Civilian OSoes ficers or commissioned second AJ
Repaired on Base
The Drew Field Exchange
opened its shoe repair conces-
;sion on Monday, March 15. The
iDrew Field Repair Shop is oper-
ated by a well-known Tampa op-
erator, iMr. Victor Longo. His
shop is open from 9 a.m..to 6
p.m. -It is located in PX No. 11
at the corner of N and 2nd
Prices are reasonable and a list
of these prices will be posted in
every branch Post Exchange.
You may leave your shoes at any
Exchange branch and Mr. Longo
will pick them up and return
them to the same branch.
Meats, Poultry, Groceries, and
Uelicatessen. Herring, Lox and
all minds of fish, strictly fresh.
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YEAR 'ROUND PLAYGROUND
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RIDES GAMES EATS AMUSEMENTS
ADMISSION to Grounds FREE
Chills Special Rides for Children Thrills
l Soldiers and Sailors Welcome Ths
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Bring Your Family and Friends
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Good Food Reasonable Prices
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GLENN R. ROSS, Publisher
TAMPA ARMY NEWSPAPERS
1115 FLORIDA AVENUE
P. O. Box 522 TAMPA, FLORIDA Phone 2177
All advertisements contained in this newspaper are also contained
in the Fly Leaf, published in the interest of the personnel of MacDill
Field. Minimum joint circulation, 10,000 copies.
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A newspaper published exclusively for the personnel of Drew
Field and devoted to military interests and the United Nations
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.
By SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
Beauty contests and circuses
have added to the Band's sched-
ule of reviews and parades. The
69'ers helped to select "Miss Air
Force" at Plant Park on the oc-
casion.of the premiere of Warner
Brothers' motion picture, "Air
Force," filmed at Drew Field this
past summer. One of our social
lions has the name and phone
number of the -winner, but he
says it's not for general release.
The BAND SHELL, Special
Services' new "baby," was chris-
tened last Friday. Ringling Broth-
ers-Barnum andBailey circus put
on a two-hour show, with War-
rant Officer Baker and the,69th
AAF Band providing the music.
Broadcasts, shows, outdoor dances
and special events will originate
from this site before long.
General Streett's pinning of the
Soldier's Medal on Sgt. Kirchoff
for heroism was an impressive
part of the 828th Guard Squadron
review last Saturday. Wednesday
Camp DeSoto was on the review
itinerary .. the 84th BG's have
given us a return engagement. I
wonder if our "booking agent"
will.be kept busier now that the
Band is strutting around in new
"tailor-made" khaki outfits for
Last Thursday's band concert
and broadcast were cancelled be-
cause "previous commitments"
detailed our Society Dance Combo
to Sarasota. However, the DSE
orchestra, re-named "The Mili-
taires," was heard over WDAE
on the Rookie Roy show, at 2130
EWT, as usual. This program now
features a feminine guest artist
each week last week "Mimi"
sang; this week-co6me and see-
Pfc. Mike Galdino, tonsorial art-
ist and tenor (hot) saxist, has
gained the reputation of "epicure,
extraordinary." H is midnight
snacks of icappacolli, pepperoni,
provolone, and assorted olives
have made him quite popular...
for Pfc. Gus DeRidder, Mike car-
ries a bottle of "Brioschi" (bicar-
bonate of soda). What are WE
going to do when rationing puts
a stop to these prize packages
from your civilian friends, Mike?
Cpl. Ralph Sudjian hasn't said
a word about how he missed us
during the two days he spent in
Daytona Beach; maybe t'h e
WAAC's-one in particular -
scared him so that he has lost his
faculty of speech. HAPPY DAY!
HULLABALOO FROM DREW
-you guessed it-another LAST
performance, last Wednesday, at
RB No. 1. Lt. Robert Earle, actor,
writer, produce, driector, manag-
er,:etc., of the production, swears
that this IS the last showing.
Six of our alleged "Brain
Trusters" figured in the Special-
ized Training Qualification test
last Tuseday. After what hap-
pened in Cpl. Willie Krewson's
case, I'm not bidding any more
Willie was slated for transfer
out of the Band everybody
helped him pack, said "so long,"
bawled a bit, and even BAND
NOTES featured the story of
Willie's Gruesome Life-and then
-his transfer was revoked. Willie
has been DEMANDING a retrac-
tion from your Band Noter be-
cause he wants everyone to know
that he is still with the Band.
Okay, this is it. Now, Willie, be
a good kid-run -along on your
furlough, and don't do the things
that T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton did on his
leave, unless you want to be the
wreck that he has been since he
got back from Broadalbin, N. Y.
FLYING MASCOT: "Dumbo,"
not an aerial elephant but a
winged canine, is the dog mascot
of an American bomber station
somewhere in the African west
desert. Member of a local "desert
dog" clan, Dumbo has become
greatly attached to his flying
American buddies, and accom-
panies them on numerous bomb-
AMPHIBIANS LTD: First of all
Army officers to go down to the
sea in a jeep was Maj. Gen. Innis
P. Swift-of Fort Bliss, Calif., who
tested a special land-and-water
edition of World War II's motor
prodigy. Ten mile per hour is the
jeep's speed in water.
PRIZE-WINNING MODE L:
Miss Elaine K. Wallace, profes-
sional model of Philadelphia, Pa.,
didn't know she was in a contest
till she won it. Her picture, sub-
mitted by Pvt. Staton of the Mu-
nicipal Airport, Memphis, Tenn.,
won for her the title "Miss Fourth
.-In an effort to combat absentee-
ism, the Bell Aircraft Co., Buffalo,
N. Y., announces that it will desig-
nate as "AWOL" those employees
who fail to obtain permission for
being absent. An "AWOL' card
will replace their usual time card
and approval from the foreman.
or department head will be re-
quired before the time card is re-
turned and work resumed.
BELIEVING A LARGE-SCALE
revolt to be on foot, Gestapo
agents have arrested over 1500
persons at Sofia. All Bulgarian
troops and officers in the city
were said to have been confined
to their barracks ever since
Top Kick Parade
The young Maine lad who, in
a high school debate in 1934, con-
tended that -"modern advertising
is not detrimental to the Ameri-
can public," is today still defend-
ing the interests of the people in
his capacity as Sergeant Major
of the 22nd Bombardment Train-
Master Sergeant Lawrence E.
Tinker, blonde, with a perpetual
twinkle in his gray eyes, handles
The complex routine ad who, ina
a high school debate in 1934, conffice
tended that -"modern advertising
is not detrimental to the Ameri-
withcan public is today still defend-omb which belies his
ng the interests of the people inBangor,
his capacity as Sergeant of an old
of the 22nd Bombardment Train-
Master Sergeant Lawrence E.
Tinker, blonde, M/Sgwith a perpetuaTinker
twinkle in his gray eyes, 1940,andl
the complex trou every non-tine of coordina-
tion of a large and busy office
with an aplomb which belies his
24 years of age. Born in Bangor,
Maine, and descendant of an old
enlisted on December 6, 1940, and
has risen through, every non-com-
missioned grade to his present of-
Fellows who work for him will
tell you that Sgt. Maj. Tinker
knows how to handle men, de-
spite the fact that he never took
a psychology course or came un-
der the beneficent influence of
Dale Carnegie's "How to Win
Friends and Influence People.'
He merely mixes a bit of under--
standing with a.demand for me-
ticulous, loyal service. It's a for-
mula that has paid dividends in
the form of a smoothly function-
M/Sgt. Tinker's military his-
tory dates from December 6, 1940,
when he enlisted at Portland,
Maine. Sent to Hunter Field, Sa-
vannah, Ga., he served with vari-
ous organizations and, starting as
a Squadron Clerk, successively
became Chief Intelligence Clerk
of a Bombardment Group, Firstr
Sergeant of a Group Headquar-
ters and Headquarters Squadron,
and Sergeant Major of his pres-
His rise from buck private to
his present grade has been steady.
Appointed private first class on
April 8, 1941, he "sweated out"
his corporal's rating until Septem-
ber, 1, 1941, and his sergeant's
stripes on February 10, 1942.
Thereafter he advanced rapidly,
making staff sergeant on Febru-
ary 22, 1942, first sergeant on
April 1, 1942, and technical ser-
geant on July 1, 1942. He reached
the highest non-commissioned
grade on December 16 ,1942.
The sergeant major was a busy
man while at Hunter Field, but
not too busy to recognize in Miss
Polly Nell Durden, of Graymont,
Ga., the kind of girl whom he
wished to call "Mrs. Tinker."
Polly had to be persuaded to go
out with M/Sgt. Tinker on their
first date. But that was because
it was a "blind date" and she
hadn't seen his wavy hair nor
heard his infectious laugh. On
January 13, 1943, pretty, blue-
eyed, slender Polly Nell became
At Bangor High School, Ban-
gor, Maine, M/Sgt. Tinker was
captain of the debating team. He
achieved his greatest victory in
In a recent magazine article
written by a soldier the state-
ment was made that the Army is
always glad when a man became
a corporal or a sergeant. Have you
men ever thought about that?
The Army welcomes the man who
is ambitious. The Army needs
men who are not satisfied to be
buck privates all their lives.
Perhaps you have had the idea
that there is no chance for ad-
vancement in the Army. If you
have had that idea, you have just
been kidding yourself. The plain
truth is that there is no ceiling
on advancement in the Army.
Do you really want to be an of-
ficer? You can do it if you have
what it takes. It takes brains, am-
bition, and a willingness to work
and learn. Or are you anxious to
improve yourself for the time
when you return to civilian life?
There are correspondence courses
offered to every soldier, if he
really is sincere.
A lot of men speak as though
the Army holds them down, keeps
them back, represses their ambi-
tion. There is only one factor
which can keep you back, and
that factor is yourself. How about
it? Do you really want to make
something of yourself? YOU can
if YOU will.
Please notice, men, that the
Protestant church call has been
changed from 11 a.m. to 10:30
a.m. in all the chapels.
this field when he successfully
battered an opposition which
sought to prove that advertising
was detrimental to the American
"I just quoted old Calvin Cool-
idge, who came out in favor of
advertising as a medium of sales-
manship," the sergeant major
said. "When that Yankee audi-
ence heard that the most rugged
and typical Yankee of them all
had so declared himself, there
was no doubt as to who would
win the debate."
He believed in advertising to
such a degree that he became as-
sociated with an advertising com-
pany when he completed his high
school training in 1935. In 1937
he became affiliated with the
sales and advertising department
of the New England Division of
Cushman Baking Co., and in
1939 left that organization to
work for the state of Maine, in
connection with a bridge con-
struction pi .:gr:,n.
His Tampa address is 1307 E.
Hillsborough Avenue, where he
and Polly share a six-room house
with a buddy, S/S:il hillv Tem-
pleton, and Mrs. 'I, mplli.. t. IHe
sometimes speaks vaguely of a
"Victory garden," bul details are
strictly guarded as "a family mili-
Chapel No. 1, corner of C and
Chapel No. 2, between 5th and
6th on E street.
Chapel No. 3, corner 2nd and
Tampa Bay Blvd.
Chapel No. 4, between 2nd and
3rd on L street.
Chapel No. 5, between 2nd and
3rd on N street.
6:15 A.M.-Mass in Chapels 2
9:00 A.M.-Mass in all Chapels.
10:30 A.M.-General Service in
7:30 P.M. General Evening
Service in Chapel 4.
7:15 P.M. Wednesdya in Chap-
8'30 P.M. Friday in Chapel 3.
8:00. AM.-Saturdays ni Chap-
There iill be a special "Purim"
service held in ChapelNo. 3 at 8
a.m., Sunday, March 21. In the
evening there will be a Purim.
program held at the Young Men's
Hebrew Association, Ross and
Nebraska Avenues, in Tampa.
Meet the New Chaplain
Drew Field has a new Catholic
chaplain, Francis L. Auer, who
has been appointed Assistant
Base Chaplain. Chaplain Auer
was born in St. Louis, Missouri,
on July 11, 1910, and received his
education there, taking his theo-
logical training at Kenrich Semi-
Chaplain Auer was ordained to
the priesthood by the Most Rev.
Archbishop John J. Glennon in
St. Louis, Missouri, on June 9,
1935. Chaplain Auer served as as-
sistant pastor at Holy Trinity
Church, St. Louis, from June 9,
1935, until coming into the Army
on January 9, 1943. He attended
the Chaplains' School at Harvard
University just prior to being as-
signed to Drew Field. Chaplain
Auer has his office in Chapel
EMPIRE STATE FEATURE:
New York Night at the Wichita
Falls USO club brought together
one of the largest crowds ever to
pass over a USO threshold. For
once Manhattan mingled with
UpsTt.,le and Brooklyn accents
were welcome, as Empire Staters
from Sheppard Field, Tex., were
entertained at a special celebra-j
tion in their honor. Such distin-1
guished fellow New Yorkers as
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Governor
Thomas Dewey, and Mayor La
Guardia sent messages of well-
P /RS W DEMONST5AT7~ '
PL O P 7- HE STRANGLE-O-4/LD--- "
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March 19, 1943
March 19. 1943 THE ECHOES Page 5
Shows of Last Week
Friday, at Recreation Building
No. One, located at Avenue K and
First Street, an outstanding varie-
ty show with songs and dances
was presented.' It was highlighted
with acrobatic antics by two ta-
And on the same night, at 9:00
p. m., broadcasting from WFLA,
the "Drew Field Star Parade"
brought to the air another enter-
taining half hour. Cpl. John Hes-
sion sang, and Pfc. Watsey Klink-
owitz played the vibraharp. This
was followed by a gripping radio
play of American parachutists in
B t Ah Africa. The script was writ-
-ar' by Pvt. Alfred Panetz and
irj iced by Lt. George W. Kluge.
Tlivs cast included Sgt. 0. Z.
Whitehead, Cpl. John Hession,
Pvt. Grant Huff, and Pvt. Alfred
On Saturday night our all-
soldier revue, "Hullabaloo from
Drew," played before a highly
receptive capacity audience at Re-
creation Building No. One. On
Sunday an old fashioned silent
film, "Local Girl Makes Good,"
featured the stars of a bygone
era; the audience enjoyed it im-
Monday a gala evening of en-
tertainment was presented at the
Recreation Building No. One; at
8:30 p. m., that mirth provoking
radio program, "The Right An-
swer or Else," went on the air and
an amusingly entertaining time
was had by all who attended., Di-
rectly after the broadcast the USO
Camp Show, 'Fun Parade,' march-
ed in and took command of the
stage. Many famous acts of vau-
deville entertained the capacity
On Tuesday, Floyd Winters and
a variety show from Tampa en-
tertained an enthusiastic au-
On Wednesday "Hullaballo from
Drew" was presented for the
members of Camp DeSoto, and it
was appreciated words beyond
measure. And on Thursday,
"Rookie Roy and his own Musical
Scrapbook" took the stage for a
half hour of comedy, song, and
music. An enthusiastic audience
was present again.
On the Spot
Saturday, March 20, 8:00 p. m.
--To be announced. -
Sunday, -March 21. 8:00 p. m.-
Silent movie, "Tillie's Punctured
Romance," with. Charlie Chaplin
and Marie Dressier.
Monday. March 22, :00 p.m.-
Radio broadcast, "Right Answer
Tuesday, March 23, 8:00 p. m.-
Variety show from Tampa.
Wednesday, March 24. 8:00 p.m.
-All Soldier Show.
Thursday, March 25, 8:00 p.m.
-01 ert by AAF Band. 8:30 p.m.
--], dcast of concert by AAF
Ban 9:30 p.m. Broadcast of
"Rookie Roy's Scrap Book."
Friday, March 26, 8:00 p.m.-
Variety show from Tampa.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE
Saturday, March 20, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 21- To be an-
Monday, March 22, 8:00 p.m.-
Tuesday, March 23, 8:00 p. m.-
Concert of Recorded Symphonic
, Wednesday, March 24--To be
, Thursday, March 25, 8:00 p.'m.
Friday, March 26, 8:00 p.m..-
Fried Boneless Chicken and
11 AM 2:30 PM-5 PM 8 PM
Cor. Zack and Morgan Streets
Character Sketch FIL
I V DRCW F$IL
In writing of Pvt. Alfred Panetz
one is not writing of one who has
had a career, but of one who
wants to have one. Now, of
course, he wishes to do whatever
is asked of him to the best of his
ability. But after the war is over,
Alfred wants to write for the
theater. He developed an interest
in writing for the theater while
a student at New York University
and while there he had the pleas-
ure of studying with Albert
Maltz, co-author of the noted play,
"Peace on Earth." On leaving the
University, after a year there, his
mother and father said that he
could write provided he did not
allow this practice to interfere
with the family business, his en-
trance into which his father had
Alfred wrote several plays in
his spare time. None of these
were accepted, but he received
great encouragement to continue
from a great many responsible
persons. Most of them said,
"Many portions of this play are
good, but there are weak and dull
spots in it that keep the play from
being entirely good. Go home,
think about your play, and then
rewrite these portions that I
have indicated. The faults in that
play come from immaturity of
thought that only time can cor-
rect. You have great talent. Go
home and write!"
Determined, Alfred took this
advice and by dint of great effort
finally, after two years, he had a
play accepted. However, three
weeks before it was scheduled to
go on, this country went to war
and his play, like so many other
activities, was temporarily called
.Here Alfred works in the Spe-
cial Services Office, principally
writing radio scripts celebrating
the war effort and instructing
soldiers and civilians in various
war charities. His work is both
strong and forceful.
To Be Presented
Here March 28th
"Claudia," the Broadway come-
dy hit by Rose Franken, will be
presented by the Tampa Little
Theatre, Sunday evening, March
28, in Recreation Building No. 1,
it has been announced by the
Special Services Office of Drew
The play is taken from the
popular "Claudia and David"
stories running in the Redbook
Magazine, and is under the direc-
tion of S/Sgt. Maurice Geoffrey,
of Headquarters, Third Air Force,
former professional director and
The story is based on the turn-
ing point in Claudia's life, when
she can no longer remain the
child-wife of David, but, instead,
must realize her responsibilities as
a woman. The three acts are filled
with laughs and dramatic situa-
tions and, needless to say, the cur-
tain falls on the proverbial happy
ending. "Claudia" should prove
the ideal play for a soldier-audi-
This will be the first appear-
ance of the Little Theatre at
Drew Field, and if sufficient in-
terest is shown, other plays will
follow, according to Curtis R.
Hinkley, president of the group,
and Sgt. Geoffrey, director. The
complete cast, including several
former Broadway players, will be
announced next week.
Monday Through Saturdays
Drew Field Reveille-WFLA-
7:05 to 7:30 a.m.
The Right Answer or Else-
WDAE-8:30 to 9 p.m.
The Squadroneers WFLA -
6:30 to 6:45 p.m.
The Air Force Band-WDAE-
8:30 to 8 p.m.
Rookie Roy and His Musical
Scrapbook- WDAE- 9:30 to 10
The Drew Field Star Parade-
WFLA-9 to 9:30 p.m.
All right, men. Close your eyes
and as you lean back in that easy
chair in the day room, imagine
you are at Recreation Building
No. 1 (on K and 1st Street) and
about to witness another of Drew
Field's broadcasts. When Lt.
George W. Kluge steps on stage
and tells you, "We are about to
go on the air ," the actual
production of a program is really
not that simple. An enormous
amount of detailed work goes into
the preparation of the broadcast
and it is only after the ground-
work is laid and planned that it
is molded into the finished prod-
As an example, let us take our
weekly Thursday night program:
"Rookie Roy and His New Musi-
cal Scrapbook (WDAE, 9- 9:30
p.m.). First and of primary im-
portance, the story line and come-
dy elements of the program are
established, and after that has
been developed to its fullest ex-
tent, the program's musical ele-
ments are fused and then the high
spots are inserted. Subsequently
the body of the program in its
entirety is completed.
Thus the program is seemingly
complete, but in reality we are
taking the first of what will prove
to be many steps.... Conferences
with the director of the music
are held, and upon the selection
of the music chosen to be used,
rehearsals 'among the cast and
musicians follow. Once this much
has been achieved, the program
is almost ready for presentation,
but additional rehearsals are held
before taking to the air. This to
assure a completely satisfactory
and well rounded program.
And then, perhaps after the
third or fourth rehearsal of the
night of the broadcast, Lt. Kluge
steps on stage to the capacity
house: "We are about to go on
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Things I Never Knew
By GEORGE THAW
That: The Acting Corporal is
not acting at all. (And don't call
him a whistle jerk.)
That: The Mail Orderlies never
give you all your mail. (They al-
ways hold back the letters you
That: "Sweating" it out has a
more powerful effect than a
That: Latrine rumors are not
necessarily the opinion of the la-
That:,The Barrack Chief is not
a full-blooded Indian. (But after
your scalp just the same.)
That: The Mess Officer is really
not a mess-but the food some-
times is. (I'm only joking, Lieu-
That: There are only two sizes
in this man's Army. (Too large
and too small.)
That: P. F. C. really means
"Praying for Corporal."
That: S.O.SO. breakfast food,
whenever served, is definitely a
call for help. .
That: Q.M. as far as the enlisted
man is concerned, means "Quick
That: A 15-day furlough doesn't
really last that long. (Remember?)
That: They really don't call you
for sick call.
That: The A.E.F. is really the
"American Exile in Florida."
That: Private is not all the title
That Latrine- rumors are not a
sign for you to start packing your
That: Your feet acquire a new
size when you enter the Army.
That: C.O. really doesn't mean
That: A Chow Hound is not a
dog. AAlways found heading that
line outside the mess hall.)
That: K. P. pushers never, never
handle a broom.
That: I wouldn't use a P-24 for
That' I would ask for a transfer
to Section 8. (You are crazy if
That: You never have to ask
for volunteers for "Blanket Drill."
(Sleep, it's wonderful.)
WHEN NATURE FORCETS...REMEMBER
it's just right!
As a precautiont, use only as directed.
Soldiers Always Welcome
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March 19, 1943
ae 6 E March 19 .
564th SIGNAL AW BN. (SEP.)
Dots and Dashes
By SGT. E. S. PERR-Y
Well, it's good to be back and
able to write this column after
being laid up in bed with the
Grippe and tied up with school.
Here and now is a good place to
.say "Cheer up" to S/Sgt. Len
Farnsworth who is in the Base
Hospital with something I can't
pronounce let alone spell. Also
ailing is Cpl. Griner who lost his
voice, which is some break. Too
bad a certain other party doesn't
lose his voice.
On the other side of the ledger,
-we found a quartette of our men
with a quart .each celebrating
their anniversary. If -you call
sleeping on the floor of a $5 a
day room celebrating.
Connmando Garrett returned
from a three-day pass to play a
basketball game---which inciden-
tally we lost-landed on his head
and twisted his ankle. He's strict-
-ly a ridge-runner, that Kentuck-
4an; lost the level.
Cpl. F. Hengle is busier than a
KP on Xmas collaring talent for
his forthcoming musical; besides
he takes two lessons daily down-
town, on singing to beat Caruso
and one in Pinochle to beat Perry.
Could anyone ever foretell that
Perry, Krall, Garrett and Pupo
are real honest-to-goodness, cross-
Mr. V. H. Baldwin, Sheet Metal
Scnool instructor, recently visited
the Jacksonville Vocational school!
for the purpose of coordinating,
our sub-depot schools with the
courses being taught there. The,
following is a summary of Mr.
The Air Service Command is'
now training war workers for the
sub depots of Florida. This school
works in cooperation with the
state board of education. Bsudents
are given a civil service learner's
contract while -in school, and unon
completion ,of the three-month
my-heart commandos? Yes sir, try
'em and see.
The Irish always like to be home
on St. Patrick's Day, and so 1st
Sgt. O'Brien heads back to "Zin-
zinnati" with a load of bricks,
leaving the rest of the bricks in
charge of acting top kick Deutsch
and Cpl. Theder. Since Lt. Cant-
well left, Lt. Richard L. Eisenbise
took command of the Company
and now we are definitely the
best Company on the Post.
Did you see us at the swell
Saturday review? Everyone look-
ed so good on the small parade
ground it reminded a lot of offi-
cers of a "bandbox" at the point.
Lt. Helvin received two good
appointments recently. He is now
battalion athletic officer and sec-
ondly he is now a member of our
Company; we feel that the bene-
fit is mutual.
Girls should keep their eyes on
Pfc. Squires; he's going to learn
to bake, the call for retreat just
-blew: I retreat.
569th SIG. AW. BN.
The Blotling Board
By Archibald Q. Furthfoinder
T/5 Webster, due back from
furlough, which be well-deserved,
is a jack of all trades. He appears
to be battalion tailor, barber,
radio-repairman, sign painter, and
what have you. And one does not
suffer for the other, either. What
course, are assigned to one of the
sub-depots of Florida. This school
has a large building with another
under construction. It is located
on the outskirts of Jacksonville
and is well policed with civilian
guards. The school resembles a
sub-depot somewhat, with planes
scattered around and people ev-
erywhere working on them. In
the sheet metal department they
are learning aircraft sheet metal
work by making the various parts
of a fuselage section and then as-
sembling it .together. The great
majority are women workers.
Some of the instructors are
women. -Students are held to a
"I'l inform the captain you want the Army
to start using paper cups exclusively. Now
mayl s k you to please bear with us inthe
meantime? .. -
2nd Lt. Waterman writes and
informs us that his stay at OCS
was most pleasant, and that he
was delighted to find out he was
,assigned to Detached Service at
his old stamping-grounds, Weeh-
awke i N. J. He will continue to
keep us posted on news from the
Northern Front in subsequent is-
sues of the Echoes.
The move from our area isn't
too bad after all. Now we are
practically in Tampa. Another
move and we are liable to end
up nearer Orlando than the bus
It is believed that S/Sgt. Cal-
kins and M/Sgt. 1Katz finish up
being on the night.shift at the IC
department tomorrow. It's .about
time too for they are starting to
grope around .when they walk in
the battalion area during the day,
time. They've just about turned.
To keep tnis column from get-
ting any cornier than it already
is, it is requested that any men
of this battalion having some in-,
teresting little news about them-
selves or other men, also in the
battalion, write same on a piece
of paper and submitted .it to Mr.
Furthfoinder, the columnist. Mr.
Foithfoinder may be reached
through message center. Let's
hear from as many of .you as pos-
Who was the private in 2nd
Reporting Company that an-
swered, when he was asked to
define a vacuum, "I don't know
exactly-it's in my head but I
can't think of it." (Not original.)
1/64th-inch tolerance in all their
In the Airplane Assembly and
Dissembly Department, the stu-
dents are all women. They .seem
to enjoy climbing all over the
The Engine Installation Depart-
ment resembles the final assem-
bly room of a factory. They are
well supplied with a variety of
aircraft engines and good instruc-
tors. Thirty percent of the stu-
dents are women. Each student
must act as tool room clerk for
two days to learn the tools of
The Electrical Department has
all the electrical instruments,
gauges. motors, etc., on a large
board for study. On another board
is displayed the wiring diagram.
They are given a thorough course
in the technical and theoretical
aspects of the subject and in the
reading of air corps drawings.
Men and women students are
about equally divided.
The Machine Shop Department
teaches lathe operators, milling
machine operators and bench ma-
chinists. In the Hydraulic Depart-
ment they teach the removal, ov-
erhaul and installation of all hy-
draulic equipment found on a
plane. Men and women are about
equally divided here also.
SThe school places strong em-
phasis on safety rules and regu-
lations. The director, Mr. I. D.
Murray, and his assistants fully
realize their responsibilities and
are working day and night to put
over their program. They plan to
visit the various sub-depots in the
near future, to get suggestions on
how to improve their training to
meet the needs of aircraft repair
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March 19, 1,043
Marc 19.194 THEECHES Pge
Most geographically misplaced
man in the squadron is Pvt. Ben
Cizec, ace speed skater. Ben has
won four trophies in recent com-
pretition, including the Eastern
Cup in 1939, the Tri-Cities Tro-
phy, the Central New York Meet,
and the three-mile championship
in the New York State Meet iri
1942. In addition to this he has
won over 20 medals in other com-
petition. As luck would have it,
* Ben was unable' to d any skating
when home on. 'furlough this
Christmas due to illness.
The squadron extends its wel-
come to its ne~ Intelligence Offi-
cer, Lt. William Thompson, who
has just undergone extensive
training at Irtelligence School at
The squadront egiets the loss
of Pvt. John Siilagyi to Wing
Headquarters. He' is' a drafts-
man of grdat talents-so great
f1 within one Week he was
ir" 'erred from Squadron to
Gr and thence to Wing.
Szi i is at present suffering
from gastronomic disturbances
caused by a chivalrous attempt
on his pa 'r fo eat some cookies
: baked by his girl.
Pvt. Tom Miller, former interior
decorator, has not lost interest in
his civilian occupation despite the
rigors of Army life. He was seen
in Tampa last Wednesday wan-
,dering aimlessly around Maas
SBros., pricing Oriental rugs.
The squadron welcomes Sgts.
Neal and .Hill back into its
midst. They were attending a
school in a large aviation plant
on the west coast. Is it true
what they say about women
At first, Drew Field seems a lit-
.tie rough to the boys who have
Been to colleges in different parts
of the country learning to do the
.,various jobs for which they are
best fitted. After eight weeks or
so of sleeping on nice thick mat-
itresses between sheets, and eating
from real dishes, it's a bit of a
sh:ocl: to have to drag out the old
mroe. kit again. A further and
',ifore shocking shock, is to see
.one's name on the bulletin board
for guard duty and dat ol' debbil
K.P., which we thought we had
left behind at Basic Training.
At the first :optional date they
could be worn, many suntan uni-
forms made their appearance, and
the post laundry smacked its lips.
It looks like 'the entire AAF poli-
:icy is directed against we chaps
ever sitting down. First they
.c 'Speadl a layer of good old swamp
Imiud -under our favorite orange
tree, and now we have our deli-
catel-, colored summer uniform
'h;ich will never survive even ohe
trip to the mes hall. Well, at any
rate. '.t e can buy a lot more laun-
dry f:or $50 than we could for $21.
'f 302nd BOMB SQUADRON
; The 302nd is back in high gear,
with Lt. Gregory, our new C.O.,
at the stick. With all the.ratings
that have come up in the last few
da;,-, it is getting dangerous to
.*alk around the place. Everyone
you see sprays you with cigars.
u. Tothe many friends of Lt.
iWork, who are worried about the
'dazed expression currently occu-
pying. his face, we hasten to ex-
)plain t it is not physical or
anient, -eoccupation he's get-
tine n -ied early in April.
.Lt. Landes is back with the
'Squadron, and we are all happy
,The pilots read other things be-
'sides the comics.as evidenced by
their response to the A-24 article
in thl: Tampa Tribune. There is
no living with them now.
,. Our Lt..J. J. Myers, the poor
4rian's Clark Gable, constantly
"Flowers Telegraphed Back
Home Under Bonded Service"
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ON ANYTHING OF VALUE
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amazes us as he nonchalantly Joseph V. Terry, Carl G. Vanda-
brushes adoring females from his grift, Oscar F. Byers, Francis T.
lapels at the Officers' Club. Lt. Caton, Joe Harling, Richard J.
Lowery is sending his clothes to Straus, Jr., James N. Hudson, Al-
the same laundry in hopes that len C. Goodrich, Roy Carter, Cyril
he may get a chance to do some'J. Curran, Robert B. BattirinMi-
brushing. Could be. chael Clark, Leo M. Berbee, Er-
----est -F. Ocker, Zoel L. Couture,
There are few ceremonies more John W. White, Charl.e S. Ken-'
impressive than that of Retreat. nedy, -Casimir P. Skorupski, Con-
In that sunset hour when our stantine A. Kle,.'-clkis, John Vir-
flag comes down,, every soldier gona. Robert G Haitm'ai, Gerald
standing at attention'no matter C. Pmir, Manuel W Silva, Richard
where he may be, silently ex- L Darling, Theodore R. Hardin,
presses his love and loyalty to Irvin H. Biul, Dai-el L. O'Leary,
the flag which is the symbol of Peter J. Baumberger and Warren
the American way of life. In those H.. Duni.
few moments when the flag is
coming down, each man forms The following men were pro-
anew those promises he has made moted from corporal to sergeant:
to himself, that his life would be James P. Clancy, Adrian R. Beer-
gladly forfeit rather than have horst, Richard Dona, Gilbert L.
it fall into alien' hands. Kent, George Guillot, Frederick
M. Fenske, George Phillips, Ray-
As a whole, Drew Field boys mond R. Chandler, Robert J. Lar-
are pretty well behaved when son, Patrick Savino, Ollie S. Bald-
they go down town. Strangely ridge, Theodore RK. Gensheimer, there is a still greater demand for
enough, most of the loud-mouths Walter A. Baggett and Miles A. their services. These men are
seem to be non-coms. Better Bigger. Cpl. David Schwald, Cpl. John
watch it, boys. Those stripes can Galeckas. Pfc. Peter J. Flynn,
be jerked more quickly than they Classes in split-second identifi- Pfc. Roy Gibson, Pfc. John Roden-
are given, cation which are being attended beck. Pvt. Alfred Piroso, Pvt. Dal-
by pilots, gunners and personnel lis Seifts, Pvt. ,Walter Ludwig,
301s BOMB SUADRO f the Intelligence are entertain- pvt. Roy Martinez and Pvt. Mel-
301st BOMB SQUADRON ing as well as instructive. Pictures vin Nelson.
Both officers and enlisted'men of five digits, planes on the
in the 301st Bomb Squadron were ground or in flight, are flashed
recipients of promotions during on the screen at .intervals of from The Intelligence Department
the past week. Second Lts. Giles 1/25 to 1/50 of a second and the has been very fortunate in re-
C. Wright and James D. Wade pupil is expected to approximate, ceivng two new officers. They
were promoted to the rank of in that brief glimpse, the correct are 2nd Lt. Louis Montoya and
first lieutenant, numbers of each. At first it ap- 2nd Lt. Harold C. Klemp.
Spears to be almost an impossible Few men can equal line me-
In the non-commissioned ranks job, but it is surprising how fast chanics for genuinely liking their
S/Sgt. Joseph E. Gallagher added you pick up the trick of accuracy. job. When a man enjoys talking
the next stripe for the rating of The course is designed to speed about his work in his time off
technical sergeant. u.p your perceptive powers, and duty, it is a pretty good indica-
widen your scope of vision, which tion that he has fallen into his
The following sergeants, were it effectively does. Another im- proper slot and is going places in
raised to the rank of staff ser- portant phase of the course is the AAF. While this is a very
geant: William O. Graham, Ray- identification of planes. Planes of commendable trait, this writer
mond J. Winchell, Bias B. San- both enemy and Allied nations would like to suggest that the ten
tillan, Lawrence R. Webber, Jim are flashed upon the screen, and mechanics, whose bunks surround
Peace, Crez S. Flores, Sidney it is the pupils' job to make instant his, refrain from enthusiastic dis-
Schwartz, Webster L. Brainerd, identification. A regrettable num- cussiors of a motor's queer vicis-
Paul K. Gaumer, Emil Stettner, ber of our planes, as well as those situdeg at 3 a.m., when they come
Harold H. Groover, Jackson M. of our allies, have been shot down off duty.
Countryman, James W. Moncarr through mistaken identity by --
and Russel E. Duncan. their own planes. 405th BOMBARDMENT GROUP
,The largest group was the men 304th BOMBARDMENT Col. Marvin S. Zipp, in a rou-
making the grade of corporal. SQUADRON (D) tine inspection of the 405th Bomb.
The following men attained the Group, had occasion to visit his
first non commissioned rank: Some of the men seem to be new mail room. In conversation
Leon Belenky, James L. Robinson, having difficulty in walking in with Pfc. Malley, who handles the
Ralph H. Daugherty, Jr., Hubert the Squadron areas. There are mail for said group, he asked
M. Bowers, Frank Salov, Marvin many piles of top soil being mis- what was the matter with his
E. Cole, Raymond M. Simoneau, taken for shadows and the boys mail as he was expecting a letter
Benjamin Cortez, Robert C. find themselves knee-deep in a from a relative for some time
Mathis, Walter F. Copes, Harry mucky pile of soil, and a consid- now. The rather nervous Pfc. ex-
D. Margoliss Howard H. Horton, enable amount of scrubbing is re- plained to the colonel that if any
Meet the Staff of the Base Technical Inspector
Left to right: M/Sgt. Herbert W. Stinbock, S/Sg'. Kenneth H. Barry, T/Sgt. Jay E. Waggoner, Pvt.
James B, Clark, Capt. Joseph O. Schreck, Pfc. JosEph L. Maloney, Chief W. O. Ernest N. McCormick,
Sgt. William O. Huckaby, Jr., M/Sgt. Robert L. Fi lon, Sgt. Anthony R. Place, T/Sgt. John U.
Walk r, Jr.
KEEP 'EM FLYING, a national' and trucks, etc. Further, all tech- I William O. Huckaby, Anthony R.
slogan is also the motto of the nical orders which emanate from Pace, Pfc. Joseph H. Maloney and
personnel in the Base Technical Wright Field are sent to the Base Pvt. James B. Clark, are all doing
Inspector's Office. Under the cap- Tech Inspector's office for re- specialized tasks.
able direction of Captain Joseph distribution here. Every member of the staff is a
Schreck, ably assisted by Lt. E. M/Sgt. Herbert W. Steenbock, specialist. Most of them attended
M. McCormick and a staff of se- is in charge of all the office's an Air Corps technical school; the
elected. specialists, the Base Tech- enlisted personnel as well as the others gained their knowledge the
nical Inspector's Office is charged inspection of aircraft proper. hard way through demonstration
with the responsibility of all air- T/Sgt. John W. Walker is Chief application, and although each
craft maintenance and inspection Technical Clerk responsible for was picked for his special quali-
at Drew Field and all the outlying Reports, etc, while M/Sgt. Robert I fiction they also have a well-
fields under its jurisdiction. i L. Finlon has charge of all Record grounded knowledge of the entire
Besides the inspection and Inspections o n Maintenance operation of their department.
maintenance of aircraft which is, Forms and Inspection for the var- From Captain Schreck on down
of course, of prime importance, ious organizations on the Base. they have been in the Base Tech
the Base Tech Inspector's staff T/Sgt..Jay E. Waggoner is an air- Inspector's Office for an average
also inspects such phases of atti- plane inspector as are Sgts. Steen- of nine months. They must all fly,
cities on the Post as gas bock, Finlon and Fred B. Rogers. of course. Three cheers to Captain
trucks, Tower Control, Link Others, including S/Sgt. Kenneth Schreck and the boys who "Keep
Trainers, Base Motor Pool cars H. Barry, Sgts. Finis L. Cravens, ,'em Flying."
quired to remove the sticky sub-
Nearly everyone seems to be
receiving a pretty red appearance
to their skin from the warm rays
of the Florida sun. Boys, let's be
careful; too much of this will be
dangerous to those he-man phy-
If you are \'al'kinj around the
304th area and think you keep
seeing stripes before your eyes,
don't feel worried or be surprised,
because many of the most capable
men in various departments have
A very important officer has
taken his place at the Squadron
Dispensary since his arrival at
Drew Field. His name is Capt.
Martin J. Harris. In a short period
of time there will be a few famil-
iar faces missing at the Dis-
pensary. These fellows have prov-
en their ability in the handling
and caring for patients anid will
be transferred to places where
March 19, 1943
had been received it would be
Lt. Col. Zipp was amused mildly
20 minutes later to have the pri-
vate deliver a letter from his
aunt, Mrs. Charles M. Cross, in
Massachusetts, from whom he
had not heard in quite some time.
On the second delivery he was
taken aback when handed a let-
ter from her son, Major D. Cross,
of El Paso, Texas ... and he dard
near fainted when, to his and
everybody else's amazement, the
early afternoon delivery brought
a letter from her other son, Cpl.
Robert Cross, from North Africa.
Capt. Edgar J. Lofteus, group
adjutant for the 405th Bomb.
Group, left Thursday, March 11,
to attend a special course in ad-
ministration at Fort Lowry, Colo-
rado. During his absence those
duties will go to 1st Lts. Harry S.
Greathouse and Henry P. Dupre
who, aside from their other du-
ties, are serving as assistant ad-
Second Lt. John P. Engdahl was
transferred recently to the 405th
from OCS, Miami Beach, Florida.
He came as physical training of-
ficer. But the 405th already had
one physical training officer in
Abner Simonton. What to do?
What to do? That was solved
easily when the afternoon mail
brought a transfer of 2nd Lt. Si-
monton to AAB, Birmingham,
Alabama .... The way the Army
does things ain't it wonderful?
22nd BOMB. TRAINING WING
By SGT. LOU STEIN
First Lt. Joseph J. Varley, Sta-
tistical Officer for the Wing, was
lost to this organization during
the past week. As square as they
come, and respected by all per-
sonnel of the office, Lt. Varley's
departure is felt keenly. He's off
to New York University, right in
the heart .of the big town's Wash-
ington Square, to study meteorol-
ogy. The best wishes of officers
and enlisted men went with him.
Cpl. Albert L. Fern, A-3 clerk,
is on furlough in Newark, N. J.,
sporting the new chevrons he ac-
quired just two days before his
Other promotions this week
were: Cpl. Fred Q. Roquemore, to
sergeant; Cpls. Kessel ("NMI")
Schwartz, ard Andrew ('NMI")
Charron, to sergeant; Pfc. An-
thony J. Zuchowski, to corporal;
and Pfc. John F. Werner, to cor-
Several changes in duty assign-
ments were made during the
week: Cpl. Macheca, formerly of
the Message Center, has been des-
ignated as Supply NCO, and Cpl.
Zuchowski, who also worked in
the Message Center, is now assist-
ing Sgt. Charron in the Wing File
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March 19. 1943
PaeS H E H E
Lakeland Girl Selected As Miss Air Force
.-5 vx-.. ,.. .. .
Miss Audrey McClelland, of is the heroine of the film. The
Lakeland, 20-year-old fiancee of flowers were gathered by the
a flying captain in the Army Air Tampa Federation of Garden
Forces, was picked as "Miss Air Clubs.
Force" to reign as queen of the Judges who selected "Miss Air
southern premiere of the Warner Force". were Dorothy Smallwood,
Brothers picture, "Air Force," John Powers model from New
which was filmed at Drew Field. York; Mrs. W. E. Thomson, presi-
While the Drew Field Band dent of the Tampa Federation of
played "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Garden Clubs; Trenton C. Collins,
Melody," the judges selected Miss of the chamber of Commerce;
McClelland as the most beautiful Will H. Yolen and Herbert Pick-
of eight contestants representing man, of Warner Brothers.
seven Army air fields in the Tam- Miss McClelland, the other con-
pa area. testants and their escorts were en-
The runner-up was Miss Kath- tertained at dinner by Col. Melvin
leen Turner, of Avon Park, repre- B. Asp, commanding officer of
senting the Avon Park Bombing Drew Field.
Miss McClelland, a striking bru- Mess Hall General
nette with green eyes, is engaged
to Captain Joseph Yuravich, hold- Orders
er of the Order of the Purple 1.-To take charge of this meat
Heart, and Air Medal, for hero- -T take charge of ths meat
ism in flights over Europe, who and all spuds in view.
was recently wounded in a bomb- 2.-To watch my plate in a
ing raid. His plane is named the military manner, keeping always
Little Audrey, after his fiancee. on the alert for any dessert that
She-is secretary to Major Ward F. comes- within sight.-
SRobinson, executive officer of
Drane Field, and represented 3.-To report any bread that is
Drane Field in the competition, sliced too thin .to the Mess Offi-
Aboire average height, .she is cer.
5 feet 6% inches tall, weighs 1.25
pounds, has a 26-inch waist and 4.-To repeat all calls for sec-
34 bust. For tlt contest, she wore bonds.
a black crepe dress with white o qt my t e oy
collar and a corsage. After her se- 5Top quit my table only when
election as "Miss Air Force," she is nothing left and when there
was crowned with a wreath of is notig left to eat.
white jonquils, and presented a 6.-To receive, but not to pass
pair of gold wings as a gift from on to the next man steaks, chops,
Warner Brothers. Other contest- pie and fruit.
ants were given smaller gold
wings. 7.-To talk to no one when I am
More than 2000 people jammed busy eating.
the benches of Plant Park to at-
tend the ceremony and applaud 9.-In any case not covered by
the contestants. Each girl was ac- instructions to call the Mess Ser-
companied by a young Army flyer geant.
who recently arrived in Sebring 10 .-To salute all chicken, pork
from Maxwell Field, Alabama. chops and ham and eggs.
The flyers later participated in
the premiere ceremonies at the 11.-To be especially watchful
State Theater, where "Air Force" at the table and during the time
opened a ten-week run yesterday, of Eating and to challenge anyone
The queens were: Miss Pearl who seems to be getting more to
Foster, Tampa, "Miss Drew eat than myself.
Field"; Mrs. Maxine Grover, Tam-
pa, "Miss MacDill Field"; Miss
Jean Evans, St. Petersburg, "Miss A A
Pinellas Air Base"; Mrs. Jimmie DIAMONDS andl
Lea Smith, Sebring, "Miss Hen-
dricks Field"; Miss Kathleen Tur- ALL J W E LRY
ner, Avon Park, ."Miss Avon
Bombing Range"; Miss Nidlia
Lighftoot, Sarasota, "Miss Saraso-
ta Air Base"; Miss Marjorie
Breeze. "Miss Sarasota Air Base";
and Miss Audrey McClelland,
Lakeland, "Miss Drane Field." 605 Franklin St.
After the beauty contest, Miss
McClelland selected a camelia
japonica, large pink flower from Expert Watch RepairS
Dupree Gardens, to be named as
"Mary Ann," for the plane which ___ -
"From Reveille qo Taps"
PINELLAS ARMY AIR BASE
By S/SGT. DESHON
Lt. S. P. Taliaferro spends $25
a week to visit his gal in Pass-a-
SGrille. He says, "Her dad owns a
railroad; it's a good investment."
On the other hand, Lieutenant,
wouldn't it be cheaper to marry
the gal and move her into the
The new sergeant in Link
Trainer answers to the name of
Basil Fain. He says, "I can't help
it if the folks pulled a sneaker
when I was too little to protect
myself." People that aren't gig-
ging him call him Sgt. Fain.
T/Sgt. Rice is so happy he is
in the Army he is going to sign
up for another hitch. When he
was a civilian he had one pair of
shoes for Sunday. During the
week he went barefooted; now
he has four pairs of shoes.
Sgt. K. Haas has left for cadet
school. Who knows? Some day
some of you fellows on the line
might crew his ship. The point is,
we all wish him loads of luck and
Sgt. K.'s cousin, Sgt. G. Haas,
has been in the Army with him
for some time. Sgt. G. wants to
know how Sgt. K. is going to get
along now that he has to do his
Sgt. John "Recruit" Hardesty
has an idea for the Link Trainer.
He sits around and dreams up
ideas like putting .30-caliber ma-
chine guns on the Link for target
practice. "I'll take care of mount-
ing the guns and all the details,"
he says. It's all in fun, John. Re-
member how you used to make up
Cpl. Duncan's bed.when you were
a recruit at Morris Field? Yes,
and don't forget the times you
carried my chow back to the tent
for me and swept the tent floor
each morning. Those were happy
days, John. How does it feel to be
in the Army almost a year? You
learned the hard way, but it was
Sgt. Hollis A. Kirchoff received
a medal for valor while at Drew
Field. He rescued a pilot from a
burning airplane by pulling the
pilot from the-burning ship. The
pilot was too weak from shock to
climb out by himself. He made
this rescue not in the line of duty,
for he is a member of the M.P.
Sqd. He was cited for bravery by
Col. Melvin Asp and presented
the medal by Major General St.
We are fighting the Marines
Friday, February 19. Anyone
wishing to participate in the
bouts, see Cpl. Ellington, the box-
ing instructor. Capt. R. H. R. Ris-
ley is refereeing, so the boys do
stand a chance.
Now It Can Be Told
Women are like newspapers be-
They have forms;
Are made up;
Have bold types;
They' always have the last
Back numbers are not in de-
They have a great deal of in-
They are well worth looking
You cannot believe everything
They carry the news wherever
They are never afraid to speak;
They are much thinner than
they used to be;
Every man should have one of
his own and not borrow one from
Lose to MacDill
In Cage League
MacDill Wins Second Half;
Playoff Next Week
The MacDill Fliers, paced by
Lt. Ralph Cummings, who collect-
ed 13 points, turned on the heat
at the MacDill Field gym to beat
the Drew Field Interceptors, 39-
30, and gain the second half charm-
pionship in the Southern division
of the City Basketball league.
Plans are underway for the
teams to meet again next week in
the MacDill gym in a champion-
ship game, as the Interceptors
won the first half title.
Fowler Paces Interceptors
Lt. John Fowler was the big
gun of the Interceptors' attack.
He connected for four field goals
and a free toss, totaling nine
points. Pfc. John Cassidy starred
for the Drew outfit on the de-
MacDill led by a 17-to-16 score
Drew Interceptors (30) g
Fowler, f 4
Bunnell, f 1
Gaskell, f 2
Petraitus, c 1
Sitarz, c 3
Cassidy, g 1
Horton, g 2
MacDill Fliers (39)
Ciesla, f 2 1
Henry, f 1 1
Cummings, f 6 1
Snyder, c 3 2
Huntley, c -__-------0 0
Grubb, g ._ 1 1
Scholz, g 3 0
Miller, g 0 1
Kaveney, g 0 0
TOTALS 16 7
Score at halftime, MacDill,
Lt. S. W. Wasconis
Goes to Maxwell
Lt. Sylvester W. Wasconis, for-
merly of this field, has been as-
signed to Maxwell Field, Ala.,
following graduation from the Of-
ficers Candidate School in Miami.
While serving at Drew Field as
an enlisted man, Lt. Wasconis
demonstrated his efficiency to an
extent which won him an assign-
ment to the Officers Candidate
School. As evidence that confi-
dence of the OCS Board was not
misplaced, this soldier graduated
in the upper bracket of a class
which included hundreds of men
from all sections of the United
From May to December, 1942,
Lt. Wasconis was a member of the
S-2 section of Drew Field.
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