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Title: Drew Field echoes
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Tampa Fla
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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. 3


Published Exclusively in the Interests of the Personnel of Drew Field Friday, March 26, 1943


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WOUNDED BIRD-At a bomber station in England a wouOnds
member of a U. S. bomber crew is given a life-saving blood plasmza
transfusion, made possible by the millions of pints of blood con.
tribute to the American Red Cross by patriotic men and wow-
throughout the nation.
Lt. Col. Robert W. Maloney, ex-' It notifies your families when
ecutive chairman for the Red you are sick.
Cross Drive at Drew Field, stated It looks after you in the hos-
Thursday morning that contribu- pital.
tions in the drive have lagged It furnishes recreational facili-
considerably during the past week ties in the war zones.
and results have been far from It furnishes blood plasma when
satisfactory. you are wounded.
When we dwell seriously tipon "It is to be hoped that every
the many benefits available to officer of Drew Field will con-
the soldier through the American tribute liberally to this worthy
Red Cross, surely this organiza- cause before the end of the drive,"
tion does not need to be "sold" said Col. Maloney.
to the personnel of Drew Field. Soliciting of any subscriptions
S e things the Red Cross from enlisted men is prohibited,
ce f but this should not prevent vol-
oes for you untary contributions from any
It lends you money in emer- enlisted man. "Such contributions
agencies. will be accepted by the Red Cross
It helps you to obtain furloughs drive officer of each unit and
in emergencies, proper credit will be given the
It aids your families and de- soldier.
pendents in need. Let's go! Put Drew Field over
SIt locates members of your the top in the drive for funds for
families, the American Red Cross.


Youngest C. O.
On Drew Field


Officers Go to Yale for
Short Tech Courses


i :t took a young man from Capt. Joseph 'Schreck, Base
Bellevue Texas, to prove that this Tech Inspector, and 1st Lt. Donald
is a young man's Army. L. Yohe have left for Yale Uni-
The young man in question is versity for short technical courses.
the youngest commanding officer They are getting a twelve- day
on Drew Field, 1st Lt. Herman M. school course in Weights and Bal-
Farmer. He is the commanding ances of Aircraft. They are taking
officer of the Communications, another course in Aerodynomics.
.Company of the 501st Signal AW The course is important, parti-
-giment. cularly in enabling these technical
lieutenant Farmer graduated experts to ascertain definitely just
.rom Bellevue High School, Texas, i how much load may be safely
in 1940, and immediately enlisted placed in each airplane and what
in the Army. He rose steadily position the contents should be
from the ranks, and later went to placed in, so as not to charge the
Officers Candidate School at Fort center of gravity of the plane and
Monmouth, New Jersey, where make it dangerous in flight take-
he was commissioned second lieu- off and landing. It also has to do
tenant in 1942. He was only 20 with runway yardage, distance of
then. [takeoff in landing, and particu-
He was commissioned first lieu- lar aircraft on load lift.
tenant just the day before Christ- Caotain Schreck will be back
mas-a fine present. Are there April 14, and Lieutenant Yohe on
any younger commanding officers April 7.
at Drew Field? We doubt it. *
B*. Z. Whitehead
Attention, Baseball Players On Furlough


Baseball season is rolling
around again and some of the
players are now working out
for the -coming season.
All men who are interested
in trvinq out for the team, re-
port to the Base Physical Train-
ing Office at 5th and E streets
at 4 o'clock each day for prac-
tice.
Practice is held every day ex-
cept Sunday under the direction
of Lt. Thomas at .Macfarlane
Park and he is very anxious to
get a look at all the players who
would like to try out for the
team.


The soldier audience in the R.
B. No. 1 building perhaps are
wondering where'the smiling face
of Sgt. O. Z. Whitehead is the last
few days The secret is out, boys!
O Z is on a much needed furlough.
We hope to see him back in
R.B. No. 1 Building soon, as his
regular presence in the past has
eiven us much cause to miss him.
We are also anxious to hear him
again on the Rookie Roy Program
and Drew Field Star Parade pro-
gram on ur Drew Field air waves.
Take it easy. O.Z.. we'll be here
when you get back.


Base Surgeon Has Caution Drivers
In Hospital Area
It has been brought to the at-
Served on Land, at tention of The Echoes that auto-
mobile drivers in the hospital area
Sea And n th are breaking base traffic regular"
Sea AnI in the i tions. Not only are some of the
drivers creating a nuisance, but
"On land-at Sea or in the Air" at times are a serious danger to
-In Hawaii, Guam, Manila, in life and limb of hospital patients.
Chin Wang Too, China, or in the The speed limit is fifteen miles
Chn Wang Too, Chinae hour and at each crossing
good old U.S.A., he knows his er of vehicles are compelled
drivers of vehicles are compelled
way around. to make a distinct stop. In spite
The subject of this story isn't of this, however, many drivers,
a U. S. Marine but affable Lieute- either through ignorance or will-
nant Colonel Jay F. Gamel, Me- ful violation of the traffic regula-
dical Corps, who came to Drew tions, continue to drive in the
Field on September 1, 1942, from area at a speed of from 40 to 60
Selfridge Field, Mich., where he miles per hour and instead of
was Base Surgeon for the previ- coming to a full stop at the cross-
ous 12 months. Although only 35 ings only slow down. In one in-
years old, as Base Surgeon he has ; stnce, recently, a patient was al-
directed the development of the most killed by one of these care-
Drew Field Base Hospital from less drivers.
a six-bed unit to what is now the Drivers are urged to adhere
largest Air Base Hospital in the strictly to traffic regulations in
Southeast. All cases of a serious the hospital area. Otherwise, upon
nature were taken then to Mac- a first violation of the rules the
Dill Field for Ireatment. offender will be brought before
It was evident to him that the the provost marshall and warned;
growth of Drew Field made it a second offense will result in a
imperative that complete hospital fine or a more drastic penalty.
service-medical and surgical-be
established at the earliest possible Lutheran Chaplain
moment. Lutheran Chaplain
A man-sized job, requiring Now at Drew Field
careful planning, initiative, exe- Chaplain Walter J. Bieletz, for-
cutive direction and coordination merely of Red Hook, New York, is
of the highest order, CoL Gamel now the Lutheran chaplain, at,
had the qualifications for the job. Chapel No. 2 in Drew Field. He
Seemingly insurmountable prob- entered the Army October 31 at
lems and difficulties were over- West Point, and went from there
come expediently, because, as to the Chaplain's School at Har-
they say in the Air Corps, Colonel vard. He came to Drew Field De-
Gamel was "on the beam" and he c 5th
had all the others on his staff He i a 193 graduate of Wag-
on it, too. ner College, Staten Island, New
On November 5th, 1942, activa- York. In 1933 he graduated from
tion of the new Statiol Hospital the Lutheran Theological Semi-
was accomplished. The first pa- nar in Philadelphia. He has
tient was admitted to the hospital served church in Cresskill, New
register December 4th, 1942-one Jersey; Flushing Long Island;
whole month ahead of schedule.: Germantown, New York, and Red
Today the Drew Field Base Hospi- Hook, N w York.
tal, although still growing, has He was secretary of the student
the equipment and the experi- body for three years at Wagner
enced medical and surgical offi- College. He is married, and has
cers and the nurses effectively to one child, Grace (7). His family
handle practically every case. resides in Tampa.
Before going into active service ess mpa
on March 1st, 1934, at Fort Sill.
Oklahoma, Col. Gamel was Asso- w Tailor.
ciate Surgeon at Markham Hos- DreW I lOr Op
pital in Longview, Texas. He re- Supplies Soldiers
ceived his A.B. at Trinity Uni- pl
versity of Texas in 1927 and his Needed Services
M.D. at the University of Texas
ship and one year as Surgeon res-
ident at St. Paul's Hospital in
Dallas, Texas.
While on active duty as a Re-
serve Officer in 1934, Col. Game I
was commissioned a First Lieute- c
nant in the regular army on July .
3rd at Fort Sill. Leaving that post :
on January 1, 1935, he transferred '
to the Medical Field Service
School where he was stationed
until June of that year. ) ,
Colonel Camel's next tour. of L
duty took him to sea for two
years as a Transport Surgeon on
the U. S. Army Transport, the .. h
on her itinerary Hawaii, Guam y
Manila and Chin Wang Too,
China. He was advanced to Cap-
tain while serving on the U. ad.
Grant which he left in August,
1937, for a two-months stay at "
the Letterman General Hospital'
in San Farncisco, California.
In January, 1938, Colonel Gamel
(Continued on Page 2) '

Purely Personal MRS. ADDIE BELL; MANAGER
Here is a list of what pprsonne1 To supply a much-needed serv-
MUST have before leaving this ice, the Drew Field Tailor Shop
field. was opened recently in Bldg.
1. Have you a dog tag with in- T-510, on Second Street between
formation necessary stamped on D and F Avenues.
it? Under the management of Mrs.


a. With address of next of kin?
b. Serial number?
c. Date of tetanus shot?
d. Religion?
e. Blood type?
2. Have you made out a will?
3. Have you taken out insur-
ance?
4. Have you made out a power
of attorney?
5. Have you filled out a form
No. 43 (designation of benefi-
ciary)?
6. Immunization records brought
to date?
7. Have you made out allot-
ments for your dependents?


Addie Bell, of Tampa, it is open
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily,
except Sunday. The shop special-
izes in all types of alterations for
both officers and enlisted men.
Its service includes the sewing
of chevrons and patches on
sleeves, form fitting of uniforms,
shortening of sleeves, special tai-
loring on blouses to fit. individual
needs, and alterations on trousers.
The Drew Field Tailor Shop also
operates two branches-one be-
hind Exchange No. 3 on 10th
Street near the commissary, and
the other in the Hospital Ex-
change.


Bomb Wing C.0.

Is Seasoned Vet

Of Pacific Baffles


COL. REGINALD F. C. VANCE
By Sgt. Lou Stein
A bombardment wing of
thundering Douglas dive-bombers,
the same type of plane which
helped to destroy a Jap convoy of
22 ships in the Bismark sea re-
cently, is now stationed at Drew
Field
Commanding officer of the bat-
tle-hardened, hell-for-leather pi-
lots belonging to this wing is Col.
Reginald F. C. Vance, veteran of
the Philippines, Java, Australia
and New Guinea.
The 39-year- old colonel, born
in London in 1903, educated at
Harvard University and at home
on the -Texas plains, declared
while speaking of the Jap in-
vasion of the Land Down Under
that the forward push of the Japs
was first halted at the Battle of
Milne Bay in August, 1942, fol-
lowing the diversion of Jap effort
to the Solomons by the Tulagi-
Guadalcanal offensives and splen-
did cooperative action by the
Navy. He declined, however, to
predict the nature of future Allied
operations against the Nipponese.
Holder of the Purple Heart me-
dal for meritorious service in the
Philippine defense, Col. Vance's
experience since Pearl Harbor
included service as Air Officer
for the U. S._Army Forces in the
Far East under General Mac-
Arthur, Intelligence Officer for
General Brereton's Air Force in
Java, American Intelligence Offi-
cer on the Staff of Lt. Gen. Brett's
Allied Air Force of the South-
west Pacific, Airdrome Defense
Officer at Broome, Australia, in
the hectic days of the Java eva-
cuation and Operations Officer of
the Allied Air Forces in-New
Guinea.
Following his arrival in the
Philippines on November 20, 1941,
a scant three weeks before Pearl
Harbor ,to join General Brereton's
Far East Air Force Staff, he went
to Bataan Peninsula where he
served as Air Officer for General
MacArthur from Christmas until
January 30, 1942. -He was pro-
moted to Lieutenant Colonel on
January 5, 1942.
While on Bataan, Colonel Vance
conducted inspection tours of air-
dromes on the peninsula and Cor-
regidor, using some old battered
training airplanes which, had been'
brought over from Manila.
Evacuated by submarine on
January 31, 1942, to Surabaya,
Java, from the Philippines, Colo-
nel Vance served as Intelligence
Officer for General Brereton un-
til February 26, 1942, when he
departed for Australia by flying
boat.
After several months as Amer-
ican Intelligence Offieer on the
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C.O. Pacific War Vet
(Continued from Page 1)
staff of Lieutenant General
BretU's Allied Air. Force Head-
quarzers, Colonel Vance went to
New Guinea, where on July 26,
1942, he was promoted to his pre-
sent rank. Serving as Operations
Officer of the advance Allied Base
at Port Moresby, he supervised
the construction of airdromes. re-
connaissance, bombing of enemy
installations and shipping. and
provided an Air Defense against
Nipoon, which was "on more of
a oavine basis" than previous
Allied efforts.
"it looked at that time as if
the Japs were on their way across
the n.ountains and around the tip
of ~Moresby. They were just one
hop ahead of us all the time," the
Colonel said. In this connection
he pointed out that the Allies had
completed plans for the construc-
tion of an airdrome at Buna, but
lack of supplies interfered, and
the enemy moved into the town.
Col. Vance noted a wide varia-
tion. in the accuracy of Jap air-
nme.n One day, he said, they would
lav their load on Allied installa-
tions with the greatest accuracy
and on the next, with no change
in conditions, fall extremely wide
of the mark. He recalled with
somrn amusement the Nippon ef-
for-ts to find General George's
hidden airplanes on their excur-
sions over an airdrome on Bataan.
"E\ cry day," he said, chuckling,
"they would come over the air-
drome, circling in perplexity,
looking for the airplanes which
they knew were there. They
bombed the runways, as a-last
resort, but the planes were safely
hidden in the jungles. After a
while, we considered the idea of
building a bulls -eye target for
them in the.center of the field.
so they could put their bombs
where the craters could be more
easily filled in."
Colonel Vance. warned soldier
trainees to hit the dirt when they
hear bombs. "They seldom hurt
anybody except those who run
around when the bombs are com-
ing," he said. "If troops learn the
lesson of going flat when they
hear the whistle of a bomb, it can
go of sometimes within twenty
feet without hurting a single
soul."
.Returning to Australia in Au-
gust, the Colonel left for the
United States on a bomber and
arrived in San Francisco on Sep-
tember 3, 1942. He assumed his
present command on November 5.
1942.
Coming to the United States in
1906, Col. Vance received the Ba-
rchelio of Arts degree from Har-
1vard University in 1926, the same
-re'., h w as o mmissioned a Sec-

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lery Reserve.
Transferring to the Air Corps
as a Reserve 2d Lieutenant on
March 1, 1929, Colonel Vance
received a Regular Army Com-
mission on May 2, 1929. He served
at Langley Field, Va; Maxwell
Field, Alabama; and Bolling Field,
Wash. D. C., before going to Lon-
don in October, 1940, as Assistant
Military Air Attache. Upon his
return from England, in March,
1941, the Colonel was assigned to
Hunter Field, from which Base
he went to the Philippines.

Land, Sea, Air Service
(Continued from Page 1)
was again transferred, this"time
to the School of Aviation Medi-
cine, staying there until April
when he became Chief of the Out-
Patients Service and later, for
six months, Chief Surgeon at the
Station Hospital, Randolph Field,
Texas. Col. Gamel left there in
November, 1938, to take a similar
assignment at the Middletown
Air Depot, Olmstead Field, Penn-
sylvania. He received his promo-
tions, first to Major and then to
Lieutenant Colonel, in the Medi-
cal Corps while stationed at Sel-
fridge Field, Mich., his last assign-
ment before coming to Drew
Field.
As Base Flight Surgeon, as well
as Base Surgeon. Col. Gamel


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DETACHMENT ord shows constant advancement. naming from this latrine reflect
DETACHME Lt. Turner attended both Marshall the opinions of those spreading!
/B. TRAINING WING College, at Huntington, W. Va., them and not necessarily ihos,
and the University of Arizona. of the Latrine Orderlies."
Sgt. Lou Stein He is a member of the Junior Twenty-eight Pfc. stripes we
editions to the Wing Hq. Chamber of Commerce of his city, handed out the past week. The
nt were made this and the fraternity, Kappa Alpha. soldiers have really earned the
.gt. Larry Webber and stripe and it won't be long no
ck, Sgt. Alfonse Gon- Recently appointed assistant In- before they are adding to it. n
wn as the "Look-at-the- telligence Officer of the 304th congratulations to the followii
ins, Webber and Gon- was Lt. Louis Montaya. In the Pfc.'s: James E. Halsell, Franc
e drawn many co- Arimy since 1935, he was original- M. Carson, Lawrence J. Care
s for their fine work ly a Field Artillery officer. He Paul A. Chapel, Glenn S. Fitc
raphers and are wel- was transferred to the Air Corps Leo Klein, John F. Shea, Leo
itions to the organiza- in 1940, and served at Lowry Elias, Allen E. Redder, Claren
Field, Denver, Colorado, prior to E. Hanson, Carrol E. Slovace
poral John F. Werner coming to Drew Field. Marvin E. Watt, Jesse E. Welc
is promotion came just George E. Spade, Ferdinand
Cefolia, Robert H. Klemptne
after his wife arrived 301st Squadron Chester A. Skiba, Harold E. Lop
e-week visit. SChester A. Skiba, Harold E. Lop
e-wee visit.Furloughs again, this week, man, Harold S. Nelson, Daniel
take the number one spot in the Rymska, Harry E. Carter, Granc
BOMB. GROUP parade of news. Many boys are B. Jones, Roy Helzer, Gerald ]
leaving presently, and many are Hershberger, Alex T. Majuk, Jol
GROPINGS looking forward to a furlough D. Lague, Harvey F. Sweeney ai
soon, while the rest of us are just Carl V. Ostrum.
VICTOR BERNARD wishing. Naturally all of the fur- Barracks, 281, housing a be'
lough boys are happy, but I don't of gunners, cooks, mechanics ai
in Chemical Warfare, believe any is more so than S/Sgt. clerks, not to mention coc
jointly by Pvt. Segal Paul Gaumer, flight chief, who roaches, was put under a mum
t. Saverro Console and is anxious to show off his new quarantine recently for a tw
ello Corcione, of the chevron to his newly acquired weeks period. So, at last, the bo
'e now been completed wife. are catching up on their muc
prisingly good average. needed rest and their blackjac
least 100 students, 84
tests with high grades The personnel of the 301st keeps Although the P.X., movies, Ser
thorough knowledge of changing so fast, I don't see how ice Club, and the visit to Tanm
Warfare is necessary the orderly room keeps track of are out, there is one consolatic
no secret to any soldier, them. Sgt. Miles Biggers of Oper- an hour's more sleep in t
er or not he is enrolled nations and S/Sgt. Gottlieb, a for- morning, which seems to me;
class, he should make mer 301st Intelligence man, have more to a soldier than we
rt to learn what he can both been transferred to the west maybe not that. The gang is ta
Coast, via air. From there, well, ing it pretty good, but a warning
your guess is as good as mine. will come out a couple of da
before the quarantine is up
as if the 01' Eighty We have an eagle in our squa- the citizens of Tampa and tl
.nt business about this dron, about to hatch, in the other soldiers-Watch out whi
tfor parades. A goodly form of Pvt. Albert Glick, who old 281 goes to town!
f the boys who didn't has successfully, passed cadet P. S.-It was a cook on t]
st week are now falling entrance examinations and is first floor who started all tl
y, complete with field anxiously waiting to be called trouble.
about three hours of for training.
that ain't fun. S M N
that a't fn. The review last Saturday wasSEMI
id for acting first ser- a 100% improvement over our SOUVENIR & JEWELRY CO
nings of the 303rd. His first review, and compliments COMPLETE LINE OF
cities are manifold, yet were received from all. I'm sure
surprisingly acute under- they will improve as we go along. CURI S -- G IF
each man in his squa- WRAPPED FOR MAILING
deals with him accord-
e personnel unhesitat- 302nd Bombardment 107 E. Lafayett Street


ingly put their problems up to
him for advice, which he usually
gives right from the shoulder.
He's a reasonable sort of chap,
too, a trait we like.
We caught Col. Zartman smil-
ing slyly at the antics of our dive
bomber pilots when doing tricks
.they weren't supposed to do. You
may find him on the line most
any time watching everything
with a critical but friendly eye.
He is .easily approachable, a real
Soldier in every sense of the word,
and a man in whom his lowest
ranking soldier has confidence.
In the army since 1924, the Colo-
nel has-not lost the ability to
smile. And most men in the group
do not know that he has won the
SRobert Winslow Trophy at India-
napolis three consecutive years,
and is now the permanent custo-
dian.
(P. S. We hear that he keeps a
pet squirrel, or could this be the
pet of his 11-year-old son?)
Cpl. Bernard M. Pogal, pro-
moted this week, is one of the
senior members of the Group In-
telligence, an ex-lawyer, and an
all-oround smart chap. Recently
married, Cpl. Pogal says the extra
pay will be.just two more long
distance calls to the little woman
back in New York.
If asked to describe Capt. Ha-
,- milton A. Long, Group Intel-
\igence Officer, we would unhe-
,itatingly write: "Busy as a bird
dog." We have never seen the
Captain when he wasn't on the
beam, streamlining everything in
sight. He is constantly on the alert
.for anything he feels will be of
benefit to the personnel whom
he heads. When Intelligence men
leave' the 84th for combat units,
which they most assuredly will,
they will be an asset to which.-
ever they are assigned.
New Adjutant at Group Head-
quarters is 1st Lt. Gorman Turner,
formerly assistant adjutant and
assistant personnel adjutant. He
comes from Buckley, W. Va.,
where he owns the Municipal Dis-
posal Company. He enlisted in the
Army Air Corps in January of
this year. and since then his rep-


Squadron (D) AAF
302nd Bomb. Squadron was as-
signed two new officers this week:)
Lt. Paul Keane, to Intelligence,'
and Lt. Downing, as Statistical
Officer.
Pvt. Chas. R. Humber, formerly
with Intelligence, was transferred.
Don't know where he was going,
but he was issued a cute little hat
with mosquito netting hanging
down.
Pvt. James T. Jackson, former-
ly from the Line, now with Intel-
ligence, should be returning any
day now from a furlough in Hous-
ton, Texas. We heard he went
away grinning from ear to ear.
If you notice that ray of sun-
shine from Barracks 278, it is
Pvt. Allen of Tech Supply. The
Missus has been visiting in Tam-
pa this week from Gulfport, Miss.,
and we understand Pvt. Allen is
going to be a vurry proud poppa
soon. We'll be looking for those
cigars.
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Cover to Cover
By EULAH MAE SNIDER
Many new books have been
placed on the library shelves dur-
ing the past week; others are ar-
riving daily. Those soldiers who
have been asking for Lloyd Doug-
las new novel, "The Robe," will
find two copies available in a
few days. "The Robe" has topped
the best-seller fiction list for
many weeks.
This book has been hailed as
the author's greatest work. Doug-
las has been recognized as a great
story-teller since the publication
of "Magnificent Obsession" sev-
eral years ago. Now, after 30
years of study and research, he
has produced a superb historical
novel about Roman life and cus-
toms during the declining years
of the Holy Roman Empire.
The story is woven around the
life of Marcellus Gallio, a Roman
Tribune in command of the Le-
gionaries who crucified Jesus.
Christ's robe, which Marcellus
won with dice, casts a supernatu-
ral spell over its owner and has
a mysterious effect on all who
come in contact with it. This is
an exciting novel set in another
terrible era in history.
Among the gifts last week was
Erskine Caldwell's latest book,
"All Day Long." It is a story of
guerrilla war behind the German
lines. In the novel Caldwell shows
the relentless courage and the in-
tense hatred of the Russians who
are staying on their home soil and
taking up the fight against the
Nazi invaders.
A display of art books will be
on exhibit for a week, starting to-
day, at the Base Library. This
exhibit is timely because the
Army is anxious to present art as
a vital part of the Special Service
program.
The display consists of books on
painting, sculpture, photography
and architecture. Among the titles
are: Raymond Stiles' "The Arts
and Man," a book giving the rela-
tive growth of man and art; "Un-
derstanding the Arts," by Helen
Gardner, designed to instill an
appreciation of fine arts; "Archi-
tecture Through the Ages"; "Art
Masterpieces" and "Modern Art,"
by Thomas Craven, the foremost
art critic of America; "Painters
and Sculptors of Modern Ameri-
ca" deals especially with the pres-
ent scene; "U. S. Camera 1943" is
the latest Annual of Photography
selected by.T. J. Maloney, pub-
,lished of the magazine, "U. S.
Camera."
This is the first bf a series of
weekly displays to be shown at
the library. Future displays will
deal with music, aviation, radio,
chemical warfare, travel, history,
biography and fiction of outstand-
ing quality.
The Base Library is four
months old this week. The follow-
ing data indicate what men of


Medical Detachment Day Room Sponsored by Wives of Officers


An atmosphere of gaiety mark-
ed the formal opening of the Drew
Field Medical Detachment Day
Room recently. Sandwiches and
refreshments were served to the
several hundred men present to
express their appreciation to the
members of 'the Drew Field
Woman's Club who made the
room possible.
The Club's members, wives of
officers stationed at Drew Field,
have spent many long hours dur-
ing the past weeks in completely


reconditioning all the furniture, plete harmony, making the corn-
making curtains and slip-covers posite picture one of pleasantness
and doing the thousand and one and comfort.
things necessary to make a nice, The refreshments, too, were
light, airy room for the men of prepared and served by members
the Medical Detachment in their of the Drew Field Woman's Club
"off duty" hours. and there is no question but what
The Day Room is decorated, these ladies were repaid, in part,
cretone in light colors being used for their efforts by the sincere
for the most part in the slip- words of appreciation expressed
hovers on the over-stuffed chairs spontaneously by the men for
and davenports. The rugs, lamps whose benefit the task was under-
and other accessories are in cor- taken.


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C H O E Top Kick Parade Morris, his two children, one
would think he had no record to
speak of. So what do you say-
OSS, Publisher shall we take a look at the rec-
r NEWSPAPERS words?
A few years after graduating
s Office: from Armstrong High School 4up
DA AVENUE in Richmond, Va., S/Sgt .Ford's
FLORIDA Phone 2177 number came up and he was in-
FLORIDA Phone 2177 ducted into the Army of the
this newspaper are also contained United States at Fort Meade,
interest of the personnel of MacDill Maryland. After being duly proc-
was Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
URNISHED ON REQUEST There he was assigned to the 16th
Field Artillery Battalion, remain-
sively for the:-personnel of Drew Ning in this outfit until the war
interests and the United Nations broke out.
paper arethose ofthe indidThen, because of his better than
spaper are.those of-the individual average mechanical ability, he
average mechanical ability, he
es are they.to. he considered those was transferred to the Automo-
ertisements in this publication do J. tive Mechanics Training School at
* the War Department or its per- / Maxwell Field, Alabama, where
.. he made short work of the course
of instructions and finished with
Drew Fi think of their rar taff Sergeant David Lee Ford, flying colors.
Drew Field think of their library: the top kick of 911th QM platoon, By this time Pvt. Ford was in
over 3,000 registered borrowers, does a very good job of exploding the Quartermaster Corps, where
over 50,000 visits, approximately the ancient myth that all top kicks he is today. His next station was
10,000 books circulated. are hard-boiled bullies. Not only Dale Mabry Field, Tallahassee,
is he tops in rank, he is tops in Fla., where he was attached to the
569th SIG. AW BN. popularity-as any man in 911 840th QM Company. He stayed
The B n B ard will willingly attest, there just long enough to pick up
Ih BlIot lng OB ar If you checked the records you a corporal's rating and he was on
would find that S/Sgt. Ford has his way again, this time to Camp
By Archibald Q. Furthfoinder quite an Army history, and it's Lee's OTU School in Virginia. As
From Henderson Field (not on all good. However, he spends so Cpl. Ford he romped through the
Guadalcanal), Florida, the Blot- much tmie talking about Thelma, course of training there and fin-
ting Board reports that the move his wife, and little David, Jr., and ished with an excellent rating.
from Drew Field, recently accom- Last December he came here
polished, was made with a mini- ing, N. Y., in a few days. to the 911th, a corporal. With his
mum of confusion. Everyone Congratulations to T/Sgt. Neit- excellent training and his ability
knew exactly what they were sup- zel on his recent promotion. Keep to handle men, he soon made the
posed to do, and did it without it up, Neitz! grades of sergeant, then staff ser-
a hitch. Pvt. Terry, who made the first geant, in quick succession and is
We were afraid, for a while, column of the Blotting Board, now second in command to Lt.
that 1st Lt. Waterman's report makes this one also. This time it's May, the Commanding Officer.
from Weehawken, N. J., where he to report that he is on his way to Staff Sergeant Ford likes it
is on DS, would not reach us in a defense industry, in civilian here at Drew Field. But who can
time for publication due to the clothes. Good luck to him. Pvt. tell how long he will remain? He
move here, but fortunately it ar- Paul is also scheduled for the has brains and tremendous ini-
rived two days ago. Lt. Waterman same shortly. He's on "the last tiative, which are priceless com-
(promoted from second lieuten- mile" in uniform now. modities. I'm sure it wouldn't be
ant two ,days ago) says that We are wondering if the movie, wishful thinking to say that per-
Spring is on its way north. In "Immortal Sergeant," was made haps by this time next year he
fact, his brother expects to be at Drew Field. There is a most will be known as Lieutenant Da-
sprung from his estate at Ossin- realistic sandstorm in the picture. Ivid Lee Ford.


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By.SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
Pfc. Michael R. Vitale our for-
mer trombonist, dropped in with
a Certificate of. Honorable Dis-
charge to say "so long" to. the
gang; he'll be at home .at 563
Washington Street, Keene, New
Hampshire. Good luck, Mike .
we hope your brand-new son
doesn't try to throw you out.
The Society Dance Combo has
been pretty. cocky since tickets
were required for the Service
Club dance at which they played
last Monday. They're gassing off
about "drawing power" and "pub-
lic appeal." ... The MILITAIRF
(that's our JAZZ orchestra) h
ten to explain that the tickets a.
free and may be had by calling on
Miss Leland, hostess at the Serv-
ice Club, twenty-four hours in
advance of the dances. .. It
seems that the walls of the club
aren't spaced far enough apart to
accommodate the USUAL crowds,
and future attendance will have
to be limited. SO THERE
Incidentally, Pfc. Gus DeRidder,
subbing for Pfc. Joe Owings in
the SOCIETY gang, was very
much impressed with the Fashion
Show-and models-featured at
a rceent Sarasota benefit perform-
ance.... Gus, have you forgotten
"La Grable"?
Pvt. Dave Kuttner need not
spoil his leave by worrying about
Brother Bobby-Sgt. Harry Ferris
has taken over the "Big Brother"
part and allows Bobby to give
him a pasting at checkers each
noon nevertheless. NO EX-
TENSION ON YOUR FUR-
LOUGH, DAVE.
Just when Pfc. Sam Schiavone
thought he was all through with
his fancy gown, high-heeled shoes,
beads, and feminine charm, along
comes the movie, "Air Force," and
Drew Field's own mock premiere
-and the erstwhile hostess of
"Hullabaloo from Drew" is meta-
morphosed into a "visiting celeb-
rity" (Carmen Miranda). It's O.K.
with us,'just so we get a chance
to eat your hat by the ay,
Sam, it WAS made of REAL fruit
-wasn't it?
FOREBODINGS: Pfc Don
Stockwell and Joe Wright, and
Pvt. Del Purga "toted" Mr. Bak-
er's baton through parts of a re-
cent band rehearsal-Don and Joe
did some plain cussing; Del had
to resort to French'... the next
session gives promise of a baseball
bat being brought into dynamic
play; so-o-o-o-o, come on out -
see and hear the 69th AAF Band
in technicolor (bruises and all) at
the next regular Thursday eve-
ning concert and broadcast from
RB No. 1.
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Church Call
CATHOLIC (Sundays)
6:15 A.M.-Mass in Chapels 2
and 3. .... -
.ii 1-1 ., i 'lT s in all Chapels.
PROTESTANT. (Sundays)
10:30 A.M.-General service in
all Chapels.
7:30 P.M. General evening
service in Chapel 4.
JEWISH
7:15 P.M. Wednesday in Chap-
el 3.
8:30 P.M. Friday in Chapel 3.
8:00 A.M. Saturday in Chap-
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March 26, 1943 THE ECHOES Page 5


FROM THE SPECIAL SERVI


Entertainment for
The Past Week

,The Ringling Brothers Circus
brought to Drew Field's new band
'shell all the glamour and splendor
of the big top, including funny
*clowns, cleverly trained dogs, a
fine group of young Chinese
ladies doing acrobatic and wire
walking acts, and also a beautiful
production number of three young
ladies beautifully gowned per-
forming pleasing maneuvers on
ropes suspended high in the air.
The real thrill of the evening,
however, came when the great
VV7 endos gave their performance
f feet above the ground, rid-
in wo bicycles, pyramiding one
of the performers above the cycles
balanced on a small pole, the pole
resting on the shoulders of two
of the performers riding the bicy-
cles on the wire There were many
other perilous feats which held
the 4,000 soldier audience spell-
bound. We say, "Hats off to the
Ringling Brothers for a swell
show!"
Sunday, "Tillie's Punctured Ro-
mance," a fine silent movie, kept
the usual Sunday night soldier
audience highly amused. About
900 men attended.
Monday, "The Right Answer or
Else,'" gave its soldier audience
the fourth new radio show, which
is broadcast from the Recreation
Building No. One stage every
Monday night. This week's show
was extremely good. About 15
enlisted men from the audience
participated in the contest.
Tuesday, 75 of Ella Mae s fine
dancing students gave a -very
clever performance. The boys cer-
tainly like these shows and your
reporter wishes there could, be a
recording made of the cheering
and applause the soldiers gave
these charming young entertain-
ers. In short, the boys really for-
get their troubles when Floyd
Winters presents these shows
from Tampa.
"Hullabaloo from Drew" gave
another LAST APPEARANCE,
this time for the colored troops
of Camp DeSoto as a salute to
their camp for their own men
who gave such outstanding choral
entertainment as a part of "Hul-
labaloo from Drew." The show
w&L well received.
On Thursday night we listened
in again to "Rookie Roy's Scrap
Book.'" An almost capacity audi-
ence saw this show, which is a
fine example of Lt. George W.
Kluge's fine work as director and
"producer of all' radio programs
for the field. Drew Field Mili-
taires, the cooperation and fine
writing of Pfc. Harry Evans and
Pvt. Alfred Panetz, plus fine per-
formances goes to make this show
better each week.
On Friday night, due to unfore-
seen circumstances, the show that
was to have played at Recreation
Building No. One was unable to
make its appearance and at the
last minute when this became
known, apd to keep the policy of
six shows a week going at the
Recreation Building, Priv. Mader
,devised an informal show pre-
sent'ng a comedy sketch using
s al members of the audience
alof. conducting an informal group
sing. About 250 men had a won-
derful time being entertained by
their buddies for over two hours.
Three members of the audience
gave fine solos of songs from our
Army song books. When they had
the pianist, Private Stanley J.
Zarzycke, completely worn out,
promised another evening like
this soon.






By SGT. FRANK FOCHT
RANDOM BANTER: Without
previous rehearsals, Pvts. Tracy,
Reedy, Dugan, Brown and the
versatile Sgt. Walters decided to
have a basketball team. They re-
called enough of their collegiate
skill to finish the season unde-
feated, taking the AWUTC Blue
League title in the bargain.
Cpl. Manuel Enriquez is devel-
oping a stentorian bass after be-
coming a proud papa. Lab-man
Joseph Sardinas received that T/3
at an appropriate time. M/Sgt.
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jaPRCSCNTS

Drew Field is striving to give
its men, and the civilian audience
alike, the entertainment they
would like to hear One of the
reasons we believe our eleven
weekly broadcasts are so well re-
ceived is the fact that our pre-
sentations embrace every phase
of radio entertainment.
In the mornings (WFLA, 7:05-
7:30), our broadcast, Drew Field
Reveille, consists of early morning
jive music, intended to get you
into a peppy frame of mind for
the impending day, and news of
the field which gives you tips of
what Drew Field has in the offing
for your relaxing moments .
these high spots are followed by
soothing organ melodies featuring
tunes of another day, which in
turn make way for our daily visit
with the Army Chaplain.
And thus we conclude another
early morning broadcast, only to
return to the air on Monday eve-
nings (WDAE, 8:30-8:53/2) with
that fast-moving quiz program,
THE RIGHT ANSWER OR ELSE
In THE RIGHT ANSWER OR
ELSE, the contestants are pre-
sented with passes to downtown
Tampa theatres as their reward
for answering the questions prop-
erly .Yes, THE RIGHT AN-
SWER is a show within itself.
On Tuesday evenings (WFLA
6:30-6:45) The Drew Field Squa-
droneers bring you the tunes you
love so well in their inimitable
choral style. This is followed on
Thursday evenings by the 69th
AIR FORCE BAND (WDAE 8:30-
8:53,) who bring you 231/2 mo-
ments of music the way you like
to hear It played. And then, 3612
minutes later, Rockie Roy and
His .New Musical Scrapbook
(WDAE 9:30-10:00) brings to the
airwaves 30 minutes of fun and
frolic. The Drew Field Militares
supply the popular tunes. of the
day, and songs by Drew Field
favorites intersperse the fast mov-
ing comedy that rounds out the
program.
And then, on Friday night, The
Drew Field Star Parade (WFLA
9:00-9:30) comes to you direct
from the studio iri Tampa. It is
on this program that we bring
you the music, comedy and song
and interesting radio dramas. .
So you see, soldier, Drew Field is
trying to give you a balanced
program, so you really owe it to
yourself to tune in on that radio
of yours in your barracks or
even the one you have in your
day room one of these nights and
twist that dial, relax comfortably
and listen to that voice that says:
... .Drew Field presents.

modulated. The reason-the Com-
mandos' ranks are diminishing.
T/Sgt. James Cruikshank real-
ized the dream of every buck pri-
vate. He was appointed master
sergeant a week ago. Fie on the
former bandleader who trumpeted
those hot licks for reveille the
other yawning... 1st Sgt. Harry
Walters has. carefully seeded
plans for bolstering the old ration
points. Armed with a Sears-Roe-
buck catalogue and the necessary
hardware, his blueprints call for
an attack on his Victory garden
shortly.
Lt. Van Horn dislikes driving
that big Dusenberg past a gas sta-
tion. You know how a dog wags
his tail when he sees a bone. Well,
when that big wagon sees a gas
station it wags its rumble. It's
so big you could throw a dance
in tl back seat.

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Broadway Hit to Be
Shown at R.B. No. I
On Sunday. Night

A special treat is in store for
the men of Drew Field when
"Claudia," the sensational comedy
hit by Rose Franken, is presented
by the Tampa Little Theatre next
Sunday at 8:15 p. m. at Recreation
Hall No. ].
The production is under the di-
rection of S/Sgt. Maurice Geof-
frey, well-known director and de-
signer, now stationed at Hq. Third
Air. Force. Geoffrey formerly
operated his own Dramatic and
Musical Comedy Stock Company
and produced the "Pan-American
Revue" for the second season of
the Dallas World's Fair.
Featured as "Claudia" is lovely
Ernestine Weiman, who has made
a number of successful appear-
ances in previous Little Theater
plays. Opposite Miss Weiman will
be Curtis R.. Hinkley in the role
of David, her husband. Mrs.
Brown, Claudia's mother, will be
Mandy White, who has been
heard on frequent Radio Pro-
grams. June Rose Kyle, former
radio and stage actress, now liv-
ing in Tampa, will be seen as
Madame Daruschka, the tempera-
mental Russian opera singer.
Others in the case, all veteran
Little Theatre Players, include
Judith Benson, Betty Landers,
Jack Pyle and Pete Chuita.
Intermission music will be furn-
ished by Edith Casey, violinist,
and Mable Aughinbaugh, pianist.
"Claudia" is based on the pop-
ular Claudia and David stories by
Miss Franken in the Redbook
Magazine. The play was an in-
stantaneous hit on Broadway and
ran for 477 performances in. New
York. The road company has been
on tour for two seasons to capa-
city houses all over the country
and it will soon be made into a
movie. The play opened in Tampa
last Tuesday to an enthusiastic
audience and was repeated Wed-
nesday evening for the U S 0
Clubs of the city.
It is planned to take the play
to several nearby Bases after the
Sunday performance at Drew
Field.
Henrik Ibsen's immortal drama
"Ghosts" has been announced as
the next production of the Little
Theatre early in May. It will also
be directed by Sgt. Geoffrey.
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March 26 to April 2, 1943
RECREATION BUILDING
No. I
Friday, March 26- 8:00 p. m.-
Band Concert by High School
Band of Tampa.
Saturday, March 27-To be an-
nounced.
Sunday, March 28, 8:00 p.m.-
"Claudia," Little Theatre Show
from Tampa.
Monday, March 29, 8:00 p. m.-
"The Right Answer or Else." 8:30
p. m. Broadcast of "The Right
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Page 6 THE ECHOES March 26. 1943


re Sergean Son rd F. C. H. & HO. SQ.
Drew Sergeant, Son ea Breezes

Of Famous Novelist, By Pfc Alvin M. Amster
A Sq. welcome to T/4 Bernard
IS NA Schmittke in A-2, a recent trans-
Is Noted Author fer from MacDill. Yours truly aqd
Berny lived across the street from
each other back home, years and L
Nathan Asch, 40, son of Sholem years ago.
Asch. the famous novelist, author Frank Manassa left our Happy
of "Three Cities," "The Naza- Family for Radio Operators
rene," "God of Vengeance," "The School at Scott Field. "Pee Wee"
War Goes On." and other best- De Lorenzo. the one man laundry,
seller novels, is now a classifica- took over for Frank at Hq. .
tion interviewer in "A" Stage of Last Sunday, before a distin-
the AWUTC at Drew Field. guished audience consisting of
Sgt. Asch, calm and sedate, has Hresko, Lazenby, Sartain, Who-
applied for Officer's Candidate brey and Guidry, the Head of the
School in the Censorship branch Publications Section, Sot. Lee
of the Adjutant General's Depart- McGuire showed how NOT to
ment, in Washington. break open an orange.
The novelist is prominent in his Is our face red? We failed to
own right, occupying a prominent report the recent addition of little
place in Who's Who in America, Sam B. Mitchell. III, to the family
as does his father. He has written of Maj. and Mrs. Sam Mitchell,
four novels. "The Office," "Love last month. Anyway, we can re-
in Chartres," "Payday," and "The port that he was christened last i
Valley," a travel book, "The Sunday in that new robe with
Road: In Search of America." ,which the A-2 Section presented
"Payday," translated into 12 lan- him.
guages, has sold some 40,000 Best-Sayings-of-the-Week Dept:
copies Ironically, he has sold Pvt. 'Hargroves' Castetter, "Life's
more of his books in Europe than Yeting pretty complicated these
in the United States-particularly days."
in Germany. His works are by no Hot Dots
means popular with the Nazis. Charlie Taylor had his West
however, for they have ordered Tampa girl friend's number tat-
all his books burned. tooed on his right arm... Navarro
A contributor to most of the found out the hard way that the
leading American magazines, par- gun had real ammo
tcularly the New Yorker, he has Betsy Wilson recently tried to i
a story called "Barbara" in the take on her summer's sunburn all
February issue of Harper's Ba- in one afternoon. ..-Tito is now
zaar. keeping happy Clayton, Pillittere, I
He has also written scripts in Kehr. Jones. Sweenev. and Coch- t
Hollywood and for the top office ran in the Supply Room. .. The
of the WPA in Washington as a Sq. extends its sympathies to Cpl.
senior information writer, and John Ashe who recently lost his 1
was special assistant to David father.
K. Niles, one of President Roose- Pronto Radio Repairs
velt's assistants "with a passionate Jim Thom. our radio man, is the
desire for anonymity." one to see if you need an expert
He has lived many years in Eu- to get your radio to work... Inci-
rope, particularly Paris, and dentally, Jimmy Robin, aren't i
speaks French like a native. He enough guys in the outfit inter- i
also speaks German, Russian and ested in schoolteachers without
Polish. He is particularly proud, you, too? Daily Reveille oc-
however, of his travels through currency: Francis Long occupying
the United States, and has been the same spot.
"in every state of the Union ex- New rumor has it that Dayton
cept two. How he missed Iowa Lefurgy is known as "The Song
and Nebraska, he doesn't know, Composer of Drew Field". Why
but was never able to route a won't Dobie chew gum at forma-
trin through either one of them. tions anymore? Bunn and
He has a son, 14, in school in Nosker keep Verna H busy by
New York state. He hopes the bothering the life out of her...
boy won't try to be a chip off the Say, Zinser, when do we get a
old block in a literary sense. ride to town in your new car?
His big ambition, now, is to get .*_
to North Africa, and place his 911)+ OM. PLATOON
fluent French, his knowledge of n Th
French customs and habits, and
his ability to get along with the n The Ball
excitable Frenchmen to some spe- By SGT. R. C. T. PEARMAN
cific use. And maybe, one of these I don't like to say "I told you
days, his ambition will really so," but do you fellows remember
come true. a couple of columns ago when I
---- --- said, "If any of you fellows got
THE CAVALCADERS off the ball while Lt. May was in
the hospital, you better jump right
COME TO HI HAT back on again" Need I say
more?
One of the most colorful night The following conversation was
spots in Tampa-the recently re- overheard in the mess hall a cou-
modeled Hi-Hat Club-is ready ple of mess calls ago: "Cpl. Ches-
to usher in its summer season, ter James and Pvt. Buster Wal-
At great expense,. the manage- lace drive their trucks just like
ment not only redecorated the Earle Sande. used to drive his."
entire building but has signed up Reply: "But Earle Sande is an
top-notch talent for their floor ex-jockey, he doesn't know any-
shows, starting April 1. Lee Bar- thing about driving a truck." An-
rett and her nationally famous swer: "Neither does Cpl. James
orchestra leaves Sunday after a or Pvt. Wallace." ... Then they
pleasant stay of four weeks.- .wonder why I am getting old be-
On Sunday night, for a limited fore my time.
engagement, the management has What has Mahatma Gandhi got
secured the services of Dave Prin- that our Sgt. Simmons hasn't (be-
gle and his Cavalcaders, who will side a pair of diapers)? When the
take complete charge of the band Mahatma broke his fast the other
pit. day all the papers raved about it.
Six months ago, when most ma- Ray Simmons, who has fasted so
jor bands in the big name bracket long that he looks like a strand of
were hit hardest by the draft used spaghetti, broke his this
boards, six boys from the "major week and nothing was said about
leagues" bundled together and it. Why?
formed The Cavalcaders, playing Pvt. Howard is the first of the
with unusual success in Eastern men over 38 to take advantage of
night clubs, cafes, hotels and other the recent regulation permitting
placing of entertainment, enlisted men over 38 to be dis-
The new policy of the Hi Hat charged for essential war indus-
Club is to bring into Tampa the try. So it's back to the farm for
best in bands and talent. The Mr. Howard.
Cavalcades will lead off the pa- At the dance Friday evening,
trade of stars, we had another of those exhibi-
tions by Pvt. "Old Man" Fagin. I
E A T swear he gets younger every day.
END ER SON .. .Miss Olive Adams did a turn
S A IN O at .the piano during the intermis-
B A K I N G S sion period she's swell .
B A Miss Lucinda Mae Benjamin was
B R E A D there and she was pursued by
2702 FLORIDA AVE. "you know who" as usual....
Juanita Wilson had her hands full
with the mighty "Gip." But
"I've tried to be Red. White and she was able to relax when Pfc.
Blue Smith took over. Poor Miss
To the boys at MacDill and Drew, Johnson had to chaperone all by
When the money is lax, I charge herself, but. she did her usual
no tax, good job and fun was had by all.
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Dishin' Dirl
By CPL. JAMES J. MITCHELL
Congratulations to S/Sgt. Frank
Barnaba, Jr., for being promoted
to his present grade A very
timely effort is being set forth by
Lt. Moore (our chaplain) to or-
ganize a Service Men's Christian
League .... The response of indi-
viduals willing to serve in this
capacity is required to help put
this program over.... This week
I am initiating a new club, the
"Gold-Brickers." and the charter
members are S/Sgt. Adams, Sgt.
Fletcher, Cpl. Williams and Pvt.
Saunders Welch.
Odds and Ends
Our basketball team finally
was victorious, defeating the
91Ith QM Platoon. ... Is it true
that all members of this squadron
who were guests of the Pinellas
County Fair in St. Petersburg
Monday night are very anxious
to return? Pvt. Sam Gibson, very
Frequently on extra duty, has
named the company streets "The
New Burma Road" due to the fact
that he has been drilling on them
so very often.
Gas School
The following enlisted men of
this Squadron have completed a
course in Chemical Warfare:
S/Sgt. Adams, Sgt. Gray, Cpl.
Tutson and Pfc.. Robert W. Smith.
To listen to these fellows talk
you would think they were fresh
from Edgewood Arsenal.
Facts
Sgt. James C. Grag spent a very
pleasant week-end in his home
;own, Miami. Do all the
women love S/Sgt. Adams be-
cause of his personality, or is it
because of his belief in high tariff
and taxes? To prevent the
monotony of this column, it is re-
quested that a closer contact with
your correspondent be established
by the members of this squadron,
.e., give him some ideas or jokes
or publication.
I- -
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March 26, 1943


303rd Bombardment
Squadron
New arrivals to the squadron
last week were Capt H. W. Lee
and Lts. Holman, Pettoruto and
Klein.
Among those over 38 years of
age who were discharged last
week were Pvts. Hill and Pom-
erantz. "Pappy" Hill was a mem-
ber of the famed permanent guard
at Hunter Field. Pvt. Pomerantz
worked for the orderly room.
Social Noie: Pvt. "Wings"
Flor, armorer and aspiring gun-
ner who does most of his flying
in the PX, has moved into the
non-coms' rooms at the end of
Barracks 189.
Cpl. David Ford is now going
to camouflage school. He says the
work is very exhausting, but we
notice that Ford is very seldom
to be found at the barracks in
the evening. Evidently the lad
from Pittsburgh has now set up
headquarters in Tampa.
congratulations to Lt. Olan-
t,. squadron operations offi-
cer, on getting his silver bar.
Some of the boys in engineer-
ing would like to know if Lt. Mil-
ler has any more cars to sell for
$55.
The Intelligence Section has
a very large collection of tech-
nical and field manuals with
some very interesting pham-
phlets on field music, cooking
and baking, and the physiologi-
cal aspects of flying. All mem-
bers of the squadron are enii-
fled to use these books at any
time.
Seen in town the other night
was Pvt. Donald Cooper flipping
pennies with a shine boy to see
who would foot the bill for his
recently acquired shine. Don't
worry, Coop, pay day is only three
days away.

304th Bombardment
Squadron (D)
SCpl. George Gillespie, promot-
ed recently to the rank of ser-
geant, has purchased a new plate
'of.false teeth! Sgt. I. E. Scripture
was promoted to the grade of
staff sergeant; Pfc. Michael Del
Vecchio to corporal; Cpl. Elmer
Finnegan to sergeant, and Pvt.
Ocello, now attending an Auto
Mechanics' School in Omaha,
Nebraska, to Pfc. These men are
of the well-known Ordnance and
Armament Section of the active
304th Bomb Squadron (D).
Lts Fahn and Harding have
sprouted brand new silver bars.
Cigars were in order and passed
out. Congratulations, gentlemen.
On Wednesday Lt. Fahn, our In-
telligence Officer, came back from
a leave after having visited his
home in California. He returned
to find Cpl. Mather transferred
out and two new additions to the
Section: 2nd Lt. Harold C. Klemp,
from the 311th, and 2nd Lt. Louis
IvMontoya, freshly graduated from
Intelligence School at Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania.
In the recent making of new
groups and new squadrons, Sgt.
Pressimone and Cpl. Baker were
transferred to the 339th Bomb.
Group. Sgt. Pressimone will be in
charge of the 485th Tech. Supply
and Cpl. Baker will assist in the
483rd Tech Supply.
'+ Hiatt and Pvt. Rosenfield,
of-. _ch Supply, were promoted to
the rank of corporal.
Two now men have been added
to the Tech. Supply: Lt. D. L.
Mays, in addition to his other

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Edward Fisher.
Now wearing khaki uniforms,
men of the Operations Office
have shown a marked improve-
ment in appearance. Coveralls
and fatigues are no longer permit-
ted while on duty.
Promotions to sergeant have
been given recently to Milton
Pater and Wallace Jennison. Hen-
ry is strutting around with his
new corporal's stripes.
Cpl. Henry's family will soon
see them, too, for he is leaving
on a furlough within the next
few days. Pvt. Brodell, just re-
turned from a furlough, says he
had a swell time. Our new chief
clerk, S/Sgt. Charles E. Machu-
szek, has quite a problem on his
hands these days. He's revising
the system that was in effect at
Operations. You better keep on
the beam, boys, for the sergeant
sticks to regulations and is a tough
customer when he gets mad.
We were somewhat alarmed
the other day when a captain
of the MP walked into the oper-
ations office and requested to
see Sgt. Jennison. Our fears
thai Sgt. Jennison had strayed
from the straight and narrow
path were unfounded, for the
Military Police officer turned
out to be Captain Jennison, the
sergeant's father, who was on
leave from his duties as Pro-
vost Marshal at Memphis, Tenn.,
to visit his son.


SIG. HQ. & HQ. CO.

III Fighter Command
By PFC. ROY SWARTZ
We wish to welcome back into
our outfit M/Sgt. Berquist, Sgt.
Polk, and Cpls. Russworm and
Ralston. These fellows have been
gone less than three months, so
they are far from strangers.
Stray Scraps
Cpl. Chrisp bets even money
that Larry Bahr got married on
his furlough .... Bernie Te Brake
took the vows last week-end. ...
Highest score on the Army's Col-
lege test was made by Sgt. Gantz
with a score of 141 out of 150...
Shapiro was transferred to the
10th Fighter Wing. Cpl. Davis
was given a steak dinner before
he left for Photography School,
last Monday evening.
Strictly Ad Lib
That green zoot suit pair of fa-
tigues, making its appearance
around the area, belongs to Cpl.
McEldowney.\. Seen enjoying
themselves in the Flamingo Room
were Joe Alvarez and his local
girl friend. Walker's recent
exciting episode called for the
clothing salvage to replace one
badly torn shirt.
Oddity Department: Cpl. Ler-
back was born in "Section 8" of
his Wisconsin township. Pfc.
Coleman was on the track and
pole vault teams back in his high
school and college days.
Back from Tallahassee, the boys
report that their work was com-
pleted in good order. The social
side looked good, too, as Sgt.
Courtad was lucky enough to es-
cort a red-haired co-ed to one of
the sorority dances .... Bill Simp-
kins' latest is a girl named Doris.
. In order to distinguish him-
self from anyone else in the com-
pany, wh might bear a resem-
blance, Sgt. Dixon has added a
mustache to his upper lip.

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405th BOMB. GROUP

"Four Oh Five Times"
New assignments for the 405th
include 2nd Lt. Forest B. Stith
who came direct from the special
service school at Lexington, Ken-
tucky... Lt. Stith is also a grad-
uate of OCS, Miami Beach, Fla.
He will assume duties of Special
Service Officer. for that group.
2nd Lt.. Samuel K.. Jacobs also
fresh from OCS" and a special
course in the Army Air Force Sta-
tistical School at Harvard, was
assigned ass't Group ,Statistical
Officer under 1st Lt. Harry Great-
house, Stat. Officer for the Group.
The Headquarters for the 405th
is certainly a dreary looking place
these days. with the Adjutant
Capt. Adgar J. Loftus, attending
Administrator Inspectors School
at Ft. Logan, Colo., Col. Marvin
S. Zipp, the Commanding Officer,
on a special mission with his Ex-
ecutive Officer Major Hook and
the Stat. Officer, Lt. Harry Great-
house, on a conference at Wash-
ington, D. C., it all boils down to
1st Lt. Dupre' to carry the load.
Now, ordinarily this job would be
a tremendous undertaking, but
the 405th being the up and coming
outfit that it is. Why, things just
sail along at the usual normal
rate with the smoothness of Tam-
pa Bay on a balmy day. However,
Lt. Dupre still will be happy when
some of the senior officers return.
You know, "Just in case"...
Incidentally, the aforemention-
ed Lt. Stith will take over where
Dupre' left off. He, having been
this day transferred to the 42nd
Wing at Third Air Support Com-
mand at Birmingham, Ala.
With no basics at the Four Oh
Fifth it is really something to
walk -into Headquarters of a
morning and see the sergeants,
techs, etc., holding their daily G.I.
party with brooms, mops, etc., to
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Hotly Contested Game Sports Parade
Lost in Closing By'PFC. DELWYN BAGGETT
Seconds Basketball came to an end last
Monday when the MacDill Fliers
Coming from behind in the last eked out a close 38-35 win over
half, the Drew Interceptors tied the Interceptors for the city cham-
the game up in the third period, pionship.
but finally lost the hotly contest- Both teams played brilliant ball
ed game to the MacDill Fliers in and although the Drewmen lost
the closing seconds of the game, the big one every member of the
38-35, for the city championship, team was glorious in the defeat
Drew won the first half of the that saw them fight every minute
Tampa City league without a loss of th
and MacDill captured the second, if e way.
when the two teams split withI Drew won the city champion-
Florida Beer knocking off the In- ship last year from their brothers
terceptors for their other loss. across the way and came mighty
Sgt. George Gaskill led the at- close to repeating this perform-
tack for the Interceptors with 11 dance Monday night before the--
points, 'iong with Lt. John Fo\- M ni
ler, who managed eight points. Went down before a fighting five
Lt. Fowler was high scorer in the representing MacDill.
Tampa City league, with 218 The Interceptors made a clean
points for the season. !sweep of the first half play with-
The Drew team. although de- out losing a game. but w-ere posed
feated. vasbrilliant in their li i out by the Fliers ini 1he second
to stay iai the bail game and ha' hdif. \who lost their only game to
to figh- an uphill battle all le the interceptors. Drcew losi two
way a:.ainst their talki oppo>- games in the second half, one to
nents. Every member of !he tea~ MacDill and the other to Floida
put up terrific battle and the B.-eer. Drew beat the Fliers three
outcom'n of the game ,-was in oult of four in league play.
doubt z:-til the last 30 seconds of Completing a season of 31
play. games, the Interceptors won 27
Playi:-g a beautiful game on i and lost four for a very successful
defense. Lt. Robert Bunnell. Pfc. season, scoring a total of 1,286
John Cassidy and Cpl. Ed Sitarz points for the season against 1.056.
ball-ha'.-ked the Fliers all night for their opponents. The Intercep-
in breaking up their offense and tors averaged 42 points per game,
driving on the defense. although they received one game
Sgt. Roland Hall, 6 foot 4 inch on a forfeit.
center, played a sensational game Lt. John Fowler, former Fur-
from his center position for the man University player, led the
Interceptors in controlling the scoring parade with a total of 218
ball off the backboard during the points to capture the city league
game. scoring honors, and played bril-
The L iterceptors had a chance liantly on both defense and of-
to win the game in the last 30 fense.
seconds of play, with MacDill Other ball players who were
leading. 36-35, but a bad pass outstanding and brought about a
down the center slowed down the fine season for the Interceptors
pace of the player cutting toward were S/Sgt. George Gaskill, who
the basket and the play was played a bang-up game from his
-blocked by the opponents with forward position and was also a
the Fliers scoring their last goal leading scorer on the team: Lt.
in the last five seconds of play. Robert Bunnell, a former Rutgers
Also outstanding for the Drew varsity man, who played a sensa-
team -was Gunnerson, Petraitis tional floor game in his handling
and Horton, who played a whale of the ball; Cpl. Ed Sitarz, the
of a defensive game. smooth ball handler; Pfc. John
With this game, Drew ended Cassidy, for his outstanding per-
the season with a record of 27 formance on defense; Sgt.. Hall,
.games won and four defeats. with his 6 foot 4 inch build, who
Drew won the city champion- controlled the ball on the back-
ship from MacDill last year and board; Sgt. Fox, with his expert
came down the home stretch with handling of the ball, and to the
them for the second consecutive many other players who contrib-
year before bowing out to the uted to the success of the team
Fliers in the championship. as Petraitis, Horton, Derks, Gun-
-- nerson, Messing, -Shearer, Schen-
One member of the Physical del, Reedy, Lee, Tracy, Bixby,
Training Office, Pvt. Dan Chris- Webster, Haskin, and McConnell,
tiansen, foresaw the defeat by who made the season a very suc-
ihe MacDill Fliers in the form cessful one. And to the coaches,
of a dream. Pvt. Christiansen Lt. Arthur Colley, and his assist-
not only called the outcome of ant, Pvt" Tom Temple, for their
the game but also hit the score splendid job of directing the team;
of the game right on the nose. ,pl. Ray Shintaku and Dan Chris-
So any,of you boys who don't tiansen for keeping the supply
believe in dreams, come around lines and equipment for the team.
and see Pvt. Christiansen-he In closing the basket ball sea-
does, son, we would like to print this
T open letter from the coach to the
S-boys of the team:


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"TO THE BOYS OF THE
BASKETBALL TEAM:
"Well, the season is over. We've
had more than our share of vic-
tories, but because we lost the
city championship after such a
brilliant season it leaves us with
a feeling of failure. If this were
peace time, I would say that it
was just another basketball sea-
son, just another ball game on the
red side of the ledger, and would
suggest that you just forget the
licking you took.
"But this is war! And if you feel
fighting mad about losing, and if
you want to repay the gang that
licked you. and want to lick the
stuffing out of them, then. bully,
boys, that's the way to feel and
God pity those Nazis and Japs
when the time comes for you to
take your lick at them!
"THE COACH."
And so another splendid record
is recorded in the record books of
Drew Field in the long line of
achievements in the sports world.


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AIR-.FORCE John Garfield,
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DESPLERATE JOUPNEY (He-
viva!',l Errol Fiynn. Alan Hale:
Scein' Red, VWhite 'n EBue.
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Along the Texas Ranges.
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The following pictures will
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Sat., March 27:
DESPERATE JOURNEY (Re-
vival) Errol Flynn, Alan Hale;
Seein' Red, White 'n Blue.
Sun.-Mon., March 28-29:
FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM-Rosa-
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Flying Jalopy; News of the
Day No. 255.
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AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH BOS-
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IT AIN'T HAY-Abbot & Costel-
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of the Day No. 256.
Fri., April 2:
DIXIE DUGAN-Lois Andrews;
I-e Dood It Again; Women in
Sports: Two Saplings.


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