VL I I 4 Io IcsettenrtoteenlfDwi- II ",14
VOL. 2 NO. 4 Devoted Exclusively to the Interests of the Personnel of Drew Field Friday April 2. 1943
GEN. SHERRILL IS NEW C. 0. OF
BASE OPERATIONS IS MAINSPRING
.OF "KEEP 'EM FLYING" MECHANISM
First row, left td right: Pvt. Henry C. Relation, 2nd Lt. Emrick W. Nult, Major Harry F. Bunze,
T/Sgt. Robert D. Crow, and Cpl. Walter R. McKibben. Second row, left to right: Pvts. Elmer
A. Sordelet Paul S. Auer, Chester A. Ceilesz, Floyd L. Jensen, James A. Beck, Richard G. Hatcher,
Philip Pearl, and Afred E. Guzzi. Third row, left to right: Cpl. Cletus W. Buehner, Cpl. Eugene
S. Bell, Pfc. Arthur Goldblatt, Cpl. James P. Morgan, Pvt. Andor F. Kish, Cpl.-Raymond C. Minkus,
Cpl. Gillock L. Mabry, and Sgt. Clarence D. Prince.
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Is C. O. of Three
2nd Lieutenant Arnold M. Proc-
tor probably enjoys the unique
distinction of being the youngest
officer ever to head three organ-
iations at nineteen. He is now 20.
but even at 19 was. Commanding
Officer of the 903rd Quarter-
master Company, the 922nd Boat
Company, and the 7th Operations
Platoon. He is also Laundry Of-
ficer which is a lot of responsi-
bility for so young an officer.
But Lt. Proctor is not young in
the service, having enlisted No-
vember 28, 1940. He served at the
Pendleton Air Base. Oregon.
Soon after spending three
months in Portland, Oregon, with
a pursuit wing, and shipped over-
seas, bound for Manila, but he
never got there. They were on
the high seas on that historic day
of Pearl Harbor.
Says Proctor: "On that day,
there was plenty of excitement.
We all knew what had happened,
because there were literally hun-
dred of radios on board. But with-
in a half hour of the initial radio
announcement, all radios had
been confiscated, probably so we
wouldn't get unduly alarmed. We
were all wearing lifeboats, the
ship was ordered back, the boat
was zigzagging wildly, just in
case any enemy subs were around,
and we were all ready for action.
"And we were really set for
action, too. All guns on board-
anti aircraft and deck guns-were
ready to fire. The ship was the
Tasker H. Bliss, an Army Trans-
port which was later sunk in the
fighting off Casablanca. Luckily,
we weren't attacked on the way
back to San Francisco."
"When we reached port," conti-
nued Lt. Proctor. "we found that
Col. Stern Leaves
For An Important
Drew Field acquired these serv-
ices of a, former cavalvy officer
and veteran of World War I when
Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill
replaced Col. Benjamin Stern on
March 28 as Commanding Officer
of the expanding Aircraft Warn-
ing Unit Training Center. Col.
Stern has been transferred else-
where under secret orders.
Gen. Sherrill was formepry
Commanding General of the Wes-
tern Signal Corps School at Davis,
California, and the Signal Corps
Soldiers in Hospital Many departments are neces- Drew Boxers to Fight the ship had twice been reported
sary to th proper functioningosunk by the Japs. This was be-
Have a Good Time a t th eppe functioning of In Tampa Matches cause they hoped to get us to use GEN. STEPHEN H. SHERRILL
an natir moe b noe ital thm BASE our wireless, and advertise our Replacement Center at Camp
ecinating or more vital than BASE position. We didn't do it." Kohier, Sacramento, California.
Perhaps it may seem strange OPERATIONS. "On the Beam" 24 The third monthly boxing show He went back to Seattle, with The new Commanding General
that anyone can have a good time hours a day, the personnel of this between Drew, Third Air Force the Interceptor Command there, of the A.W.U.T.C. is a West
in a hospital, but that is exactly office operates the mainspring of and MacDill will be held at the where Brigadier General Carlyle Pointer who brings to his new
what is happening here. Under the "keep 'em flying" mechanism. Municipal Auditorium in Tampa, S. Wash was Commanding Offi- command a wealth of military
the tutelage of capable Martha E. Base Operations is directly res- April 5, at 8:15 p.m. cer, and was one of the crew on ex en In 1917 he was grad
Maham, Assistant Field Director ponsible for the movements of Drew won the March show by General Wash's plane. experience.mIn t91 he was gara
of the Red Cross at Drew Field, every plane landing-at or depart- winning four bouts, drawing one He was eventually sent to Off- Academ at Wet Point and after
the Hospital Recreational Hall ing from Drew Field. This office and losing one. cer's Candidate School at Rich- em es oin n e
has been doihg fine work with must pass approval before a plane The feature fight of the March mend, Virginia, in the Quarter- erve or 15 monts veas in
hospital patients. can taxi across the field, before show was between Pvt. "Popeye" master Corps, graduating as a World War I. As Comandin
Miss Maham, a trained social, it can start its run for the take- Holland, of Drew, and Sgt. Joe 2nd Lieutenant September 25, Officer of Troop I, Second U. S.
worker with considerable' army off and before it can come in to Kaballo, of the 21st Bomb. Group, 1942, at the age of 19. He came Cavalry, he participated in four
and Red Cross experience, says land. Carefully checking even the of MacDill, with Pvt. Holland to Drew Field October 2nd, and major engage naents. The advance
that it is lots of fun too. Nothingmost minute detail connected with winning bya knockout in the has been working for the Quarter- mar engage s. he acc on
ives her more pleasure than every plane movement, the per- second roundmaster's Office here since that in Germany was commanded by
Ipng some soldier get his mind sonnel of Base Operations has just Al Sayre will meet the highly time. him.
ping some soldier get his mind one purpose--to keep 'em flying touted Smithers, of MacDill, in a tme- In 1923, aftr s g m.
-ef didn't have something wrong and landing safely at Drew Field. headliner Monday night. The Red ross drive ill be nications engineering g at the Shef-
-=ie didn't have something wrong Other men who will appear forwill
with him, he wouldn't he in the Knows His "Stuff" men who will appear for ntinuedfC rosiv ell nications engineering at the Shef-
with him, he wouldn't be in the Know His "StuffDrew on the card are Joe Bal- continued for approximately field Scientific School, Yale Uni-
hospital. Directing the vital functions ofam Milton Donals and "Pop- another week. Voluntary con- versity, he was transferred into
There are all kinds of things Base Operations, is a West Pointer, eye" Holland onals and "Pop- tributions will be accepted by the Signal Corps.
to do. For the bed-ridden, there Major Harry F. Bunze who, be- people will get their the Red Cross officers of each Gen. Sherrill was professor of
are books and magazines, brought sides knowing his "stuff," is one fir chance to see the classy unit. military science and tactics at the
around daily by the Red Cross of the most popular officers ever Syre from the east, who won Carnegie Institute of Technology,
librarian. There is letter writing, stationed at Drew Field. T heth middleweight championship G.. Gals Come to Drew Pittsburg, until 1930 when he en-
and games that can be played in Major has been flying since his of Third Air Force from the once- tered the Command and General
bed-puzzles, dominoes, checkers, graduation from the Military Aca- o Tommy Purcell of t Nobody Know he WAACs Staff School at Fort Leavenworth
demy almost three years ago. His outstanding Tommy Purcell of But Nobody Knows When WAACs Kansas. Two years later he grad-
etc. demy almost three years ago. His Lakeland in the main go at Lake- Will Arrive Kansas. Two years later he grad-
Then-there is handicraft work experience includes piloting a land last week. uated.
that even the fellow who is tied flying fortress and servings Tickets will be on sale at PX's, Groom yourselves sold b After graduating from the
down to his bed can do-things operations officer of a flying for- organizations' Orderly Rooms, Get yourself a haes, solaunder Army War College, Washington,
li'ee plaiting a leather or a rope tress squadron. Before coming to Officers' Club, Physical Training your clothes, shine your shoes, three years in the War Plans
belt, or making a bill fold, or Drew Field last September he was Office at 5th and E streets and clean your fingernails, shave Diviyearsion of the War Department
assembling a model airplane or Base Operations Officer at Mac- in S-3 at Base Headquarters. yourself, for the WAACs are cm- GenDivisioeraln of the War Department
boat. Materials and methods forDill Field. Major Bunze's assisted y ing to Drewlforcom- General Staff. In July, 1942, he
doing these things are furnished capably by Capt. Donald L. Yone ig to rew Field. was assigned to the Sacramento
by the Red Cross under the im- and 2nd Lt. Emrick Hult. Filling Station Opened When the WAAC detachment is command and promoted from
mediate direction of Amy P. Wild, Base Operations consists of four scheduled to arrive, nobody seems colonel to brigadier general.
-Head Recreational Worker. She's major departments, each work- The'Drew Field Exchange an- to know for sure. Perhaps some
had plenty of good experience, ing in perfect coordination with ounces the opening of a filling time in April. But the new WAAC
oo and en rofughed it te the others. These departments in station at the east end of "J" housing unit is scraped, mopped, sud tubs. The windows will have
boys on maneuvers turn coordinate their activities Avenue. At the present, the sta- polished, scrubbed and ready for shades, ostensiblv to keen out the
The HospitalRecreation Hall is with the Weather Department tion is' handling gas and oil. As occupancy: three barracks, a mess sun. and each WAAC will have a
a hbsy place. There is a large which, although not directly un- soon as the facilities are available, hall, and a headquarters building wall locker of her own.
auditorium, used for movies, der Base Operations, is an integral it is planned to do greasing, wash- in the Rocky Point area. Recreational facilities are being
plays, skits, and sometimes for part of its functions. ing and battery service. The three, barracks buildings made available in the wooded,
asuh things as Moc Wedin e ertmets A portrait studio will-open soon look pretty much like those in scenic, and restricted area that
such things as Mock Wedding, The Departments at Exchange No. 10 on "J" Ave- which soldiers, sleep. with a few the WAACs will call home.
gamers of states. The Executive office, where the snue between 1st and 2nd Streets. minor exceptions. The WAACs The girls' dayroom. adjoining
There is a well stocked library "paper" work and administration Prices will be reasonable and,have two bathtubs per barrack, their orderly room, will boast a
of clean, modern books patron- details are handled, is under the portraits available in black and in addition to showers. There is soft drink bar. Next door, in the
zed extensively by all the men supervision of T/Sgt. Robert D. white or tinted in a variety of a laundry room, complete with same building, is their beauty
(Continued on Page 4) (Continued on Page 2) sizes. ironing boards, sleeve boards and parlor.
Base Operations taxi to the end of the runway, ator gives the crisp- comn-and:
he calls by radio: "L1234 to "Stand by"-he then relates the
(Continued from Page 1) tower, request permission to taxi pertinent facts concerning the sit-
out for takeoff. Go ahead, tower." uation to the ten persons simulta-
Crow and his assistant, S/Sgt. If plane's are coming in for a neously, thus assuring the pre-
John S. Crump. This office is landing or one already is at the sence of rescue personnel wher-
notified of any crash on or off end of the runway waiting to get ever needed to handle all devel-
the field and, in turn, passes on into the air, the L1234's pilot must opments.
the information to authorized wait where he is until he receives The Drew Field Base Opera-
persons. the permission: "Tower to L1234; -tions Office maintains a complete
Service, maintenance, repair and taxi out to end of runway 29." information service to answer any
refueing of both Base and tran- Arriving there, the pilot then as-ks of the thousand-and-one questions
sient planes, under the direction the tower for permission to take- a pilot might ask for his guidance:
of Line .Chief T/Sgt. Robert B. off. Maps-covering in riinute detail
Bumgardrier and Sgt. Henry L. .As soon as the plane takes dff, every section of the United States
Borum is another important func- the tower notifies the dispatcher -are on hand for use of the pilots.
tion of Base Operations. The Base who immediately calls the Airway In fact, every precaution and
Alert group, headed by Sgt. Traffic 'Control Center in Jack- safety device is used by the U. S.
Francis F. Gerbsky, is on duty 24- srfiville fid giVes thiF.rn thb Armiy Aii Forces fbio the protec-
hours a day- to take care of the plane's flight plan. They in turn tion of its men and planes..
lase se-vice needs or visiting transmit this information to the Major Harry Bunze afid his of-
ships: point of destination so that the ficers and men are thoroughly
The Dispatcher's office and the 'dispatcher there knows just when trained experts. They have the
Control Tower are the other divi- to expect the plane, its speed, knowledge and equipment on the
sions of Base Operations. Flight transmitting frequency and alti- ground to keep 'em flying safely
Dispatcher Sgt. Harry J. Schrei tude. in the air.
and his assistants work in close No flight plan is put in the NOTE: If a tentative course is
conjunction with the Control completed file until the dispatcher marked with bad weather no
Tower. T/Sgt. Stevie Jenkins, at the point of takeoff has been pilot, with the exception of com-
rion-com.in charge of the Tdwer,Photified of the plane's rriital at mand and Senior Pilots, can get
is assisted by S/Sgt. Vernard its destination, a clearance without the personal
Smith, Chief Operator, and a staff If, for any reason, the plane signature of th eBase Operations
of expert "air traffic cops." does not arrive at its destination Officer.
How It Works or is not reported in a forced
While it is impossible to show landing in a reasonable length of Lfa et H t l
the entire workings of Base Ope- time after its scheduled arrival, L a ye e o e
rations in one article, its basic an SSS warning is sent out by E. A. CLAY. Manager
functions can be explained by the dispatcher to the Regional
showing the steps a Drew Field Contiol Center and then tirans- 120 West Lafaiyetie Sitet
pilot would automatically take mitted from there by teletype to Ea st Side of Bride
before starting-on a cross-country all stations enroute. After a fur-
flight. their wait, but prior to exhaustion Phoe M,58 Tihpa. Fia.
Here's the procedure: First, the of fuel, the dispatcher informs
weather conditions, over the pro- the Operations Officer that the
posed route are checked carefully, plane has not been reported.
If the weather is good, the pilot A search is instituted at obice.
merely checks the charts for the employing all available aircraft
winds aloft arid decides at what and pilots from various. organiza-
altitude he will fly. He then gets tions on the Base. Simultaneous
whatever other information he With this action, planes are dis-
needs from the dispatcher, such patched from the destination
as local regulations at airports point to-insure coinpletb coverage
enroUte; restricted areas, etc., ard of the entire route in the sh6i-test
a flight plan is made out by the possible time.
dispatcher. This flight plan, when If it iF considered likely that
signed by the dispatcher, cinsti- the plane may have been forced
tutes the plane's clearance. How- down in water or definite word *
ever, a clearance is good for only hEs been received to that effect,
onie hour. If the pilot delays his crash boats are dispatched to the
departure longer..than that, he adproximate location. In more
Inust recheck with the weather than one instance, the prompt ,iri l8-iinit8ied Pi. M 178
department and .the dispiatchr arrival of these boats has beeih 39 Mafiiiee 44i Nighi -
for a new clearance. i. Itrumental in the saving of a
After the clearance is issued life. i TODAY WEDNESDAY
arid the pilot is ready, the dis- In Case of Trouble
patclier. notified the cohtrci ti.l o. In case of an aircraft in trouble
by in-rphon-, clearing thieh- lover or near Drew Field, an alarm
crhft atid at the same time g- -ig is sounded from thecontrol tower;
the flight plainto the toweri ope-i this automatically .cuts off any
ator. thus preparing the next link other conversation and rings the
in the air safety chain for the telephones in ten cli!tt-:n, Offices.
plane's movement. When the flash board in the tower
Pilt Cohiacfis Towei shows that all ten phones have
When. the pilot gets ready to been answered, the tower oper- -
Now Under New Management
'he Parade of Stars"
The policy of this club is to bring to Tamipa
for your entertainment the top bands and acts
from the leading night spots throughout the
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Anil 2. 1943
ATj iii 2.'i~~ -'P-H E~- 'E C HO E-S W~e 3
On fthe .ine With th'tion rEd in Eniland an..l A!i:;c, 59th AVIATION SQ. (SEP)
Where he participated in several i D
Three-T i rty-Nine ;sorties against the enemy. He has ihi Di
been awarded the D.F.C. and Air
AT HEADQUARTERS, T/Sgt. Medal with three Oak Leaf Clus- By CPL. JAMES J. MITCHELL
Jacobson, the busiest man we ters. His duties will be to instruct Leading the Gold-Brick parade
have ever seen, is pining away new gunners in aerial warfare this week is Pvt. Leon Webb and
for the wife and auto back in tactics, and we know he'll make Cpl. James B. Witsell the mad
Maryland. Seems he can't send a direct hit... Sgt. Floyd M. Cle- Charge of Quarters ... Cpl. Vin-
for one without the other... The ments has been granted a ten-day cent J. Tutson and Cpl. Joseph
base post office is seriously con- furlough. We understand that H. Morrison has just returned
sidering running a direct mail when he returns he will be in a fuom a seven-day furlough in the
route to Cpl. Dubuc's desk. Pop- position to prove or disprove that beautiful city of Jacksonville,
ular chap. Must "owe" a lot of old saying about "two living as Florida.
people. .T/Sgt. Parker, seen cheaply as one." Got it, Winchell? We nave added to our Squadron
squiring base telegraph office per- We are very fortunate in 18 recruits from Kearns-, Utah.
sonnel, swears it's all "in line of having Sgt. Jack Pohl (Payroll Let's try to teach them all of the
duty." Trying to get better serv- Specialist) in our organization, ideals that will help to make them
ice for Headquarters, no doubt. and you may rest assured that good soldiers and to love Drew
Welcome home to Capt. Crowley, he has many, many friends... Field as we do.
our Group Adjutant, just return- Cpl. Herbert Haugh, former agri- ODDS AND ENDS
ed from a fortnight of important cultural specialist (Barnyard Di- Cpl. Johnnie R. Anderson, Long
meetings at WaShington. .. Pvt. Division believes in the old adage Boat Key's gift to the Army Clerk
Spry called home suddenly by "the early bird gets the worm." World, commonly known as
serious illness in the family. We He is first to arise in the morn- Johnnie One Finger is making
hope it's all well again when you ing, and takes off on the dawn very rapid progress in the Base
are back, Eugene... Cpl. Sialley patrol for the mess hall. Fowl, Typing Class Cpl. Vernon T.
seen on what street at what hour isn't he? Fo'give us, Fo'give us. Harrison, our expert Baker, a A
with what pretty. woman, who, graduate of Fort Benning Geor-
when questioned closely, admitted THE SKIPPER OF THE 485th, gia's Baking School, has returned
to being Mrs. Smalley? Possible, 1st Lt. Charles A. Appel, just re- from furlough just.as fine as ever,
you know. Lt. Colbourn, busy turned after attending a confer- so you guys can begin to get your
counting his statistics one day, ence with the BIG -WIGS in mouth all gauged for some of
came close to mental prostration Washington and Dayton. The men those delicious coffee buns, that
when one of his "numbers" could of the 485th are mighty proud of are so soothing to a hungry soul,
notbe found. Finally got a friend our CO and mighty glad to serve just off Rocky Point, or some
to get him a date, though, under him. 1st Sgt. Murray witty clerk that has been tussling
seems lost in a fog without Mrs. with a company pay roll ... Pvt.
AT THE 482nd, talk of feudin' Murray to steer him. Let's hope John "Ole Dad" Fagin, has been
runsrampant in the orderly Mrs Murray gets- to Taipa soon honorably discharged from the
runs rampant in the orderly roe,m _at least someone will be able to Army of the United States and
With so many Kentuckians her get him up -in the morning.. by this time is being called "Joe
boys, we haven't a chance. McCord, the only man on the Civilian". Pvt. Fagin will
Medicmie, what we couldn't do the base who has no first name be missed very much, because we
without it. Morning inspections but merely an initial, is bemoan- will be minus our regular Post
and shts gt. Mallow as many ing the fact that his lovely WAAC Exchange and Friday night Floor
sentimental memoriested h w has the measles. What about quar- Show. To see this guy Fagin get
past weehk He always gets the antining the couple of letters she around, you would think that he
pant anwa. He a s gets thn sends him every day, too? They was only about twenty-five, but
D(isch.) Kas, the m whose all seem to have little red crosses he is the ripe age of forty-four. .
isce ian os n the bottom Welcome to our In the future this article will be
spirits were broken during our t
repent physical exams not a midst S/Sgt. James Harris, gun- the sole responsibility of.Pvt. Iel.
rent phywwith him, physically ner in North Africa and proud William A. Norris ('Dr. Wizzard').
thig wrong wh him, physical ly. wearer of the Air Medal and two Your ole correspondent is enroute
Hiut, hup, hee, haw. The weekly Oak Leaf Clusters. He's a real to Officers Candidate School.'
inspection seemed pretty godeto likeable guy... The barracks just (Infantry) at Fort Benning, Ga.
the CO, but wait until next week
-we'll do twice as well. What received their spring house clean-
say, boys? Nasty. Since fumi- ig. We are now open daily to SEM I N 0 LE-
gating the barracks we've nevethe public fbr inspection. The
had trouble, but let Kass tell you admission fee is very phenomenal SOUVENIR & JEWELRY CO.
ofhis experience in assisting in and the raising of one eyebrow COMPLETE LINE OF
the demise of one vicious mouse will be tolerated No man in C I TS
who lived through' the cyanide this Squadron holds as many jobs CURIOS
attack but nt the deathlstug as Lt. John O'Neill. In addition WRAPPED FOR MAILING
gle with one shoe Who put to being Supply Officer and Che- 107 E. Lafayette Street
McDaid's bunk in that precarious mical Warfare Officer. he is also
position while he'was in town? theAss't Adjutant. Poor fellow.
That fumigation must have been we hope he never has to account Hey There
rta strong at that.. We have for all the papers he signs. .
the pleasure of announcing the Furloughs: those lucy guys Soldier
arrival 'of Lt. Stuhlman,' our M/Sgt. Etheridge, T/Sgt. Hand
Squadron "Doc," so don't hold and Sgt. Vogl.
back with those agonies now. The
ick book is irn the orderly room, POET'S CORONER:
and be sure to get your name in.
it before visiting the dispensary. Thpe' nce was a girl from St.
Who wore a newspaper dress
1st Lt. Kuhn, THE 483rd's CO., to a ball;
has found time to take on added Her dress caught on fire and
duties. Some of his correspond- burnt her entire i
ence now reads.'"Lt. & Mrs. R. G. Front page, sports section, and
Kuhn." The men of this Squadron all.
extend whole hearted congratula- f
tions... We also extend congratu- BUY MORE WAR BONDS AND P A 0 C K
nations to our line chief, T/Sgt. STAMPS EVERY PAY DAY.
Hardee, who made M/Sgt. Also A
to S/Sgt. Brundage, who became A R
first Sergeant, and to all other MONEY LOANED
men who made ratings. We are "Not a Jpok Joint-But a place just.
supposed to be impressed by the ON ANYTHING OF VALUE like the one back home-where you
"vivid accomplishments" of the TAMPA LOAN CO. for a drinkra chat indrfine music."
three sergeants and a stray cor-
poral who went fishing last Sun- "TAMPA'S MODEST AND JACKSON AT TAMPA ST.
day. To date, we have neither 908 FRANKLIN STEET Open Frm 8 A.M. to2 P
seen nor tasted any of their "so-
called achievements."-just a lot
of whale oil, 'pears to us. .This
squadron is prpud to possess The LOGICAL and BEST Place
M/Sgt. Hewitt and Sgt. Town-
send. Both men have considerable T v Milary N
overseas experience to their cre- Bu I V Your Miitary Needs
dit, the former in the Philippines
and the latter in North Africa.
Can't go wrong with men like OFFICERS'
them.;,. S/Sgt. Kelly is going "
with a gleam in his eyes' and a a
strut in his walk, the reason being
Isufficient-Sgt. Kelly will soon
be a Daddy! By the time he has S
an heir, will there be anybody .
here who hasn't seen Kelly?
THE MEN OF THE 484th re- SHIRTS AND SLACKS
cently chipped in and purchased Al W S nd
a thoroughbred Cocker Spaniel All Wool, Splendidly 5
pup. She will be the Squadron Tailored. Trousers
mascot and is receiving consider- L." have zipper fly Each
able attention up and down the
chain of command. Right now
Sraher lead a dog's lifeno ALL WOOL TROPCIAL WORSTED Shirts and $1Q.95
leave "Reilly" to his own devices. Slacks. Trousers have zipper fly. Each _.
A new Medical Officer has been
assigned to this organization. He
is Lt. F. R. Scroggin and is a
former resident- of Kentucky.
Testing-one, two, three... Sgt.
Gunner William T. Evans, assign- 917 FRANKLIN STREET, TAMPA
ed to this Squadron recently, was CLEARWATER ST. PETERSBURG PLANT CITY
531 Cleveland 872 Central 110 N. Collins
Wired Anywhere in the U. S. A.
Authorized Boffler: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING GO. OF T-A'kPA
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NEW SKATES I
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3rd F. C., HQ. & HQ. SQ.
By PFC. ALVIN M. AMSTER'
If this column sounds garbled,
don't be alarmed. Yesterday was
April Fpol's Day. Remember?
Just some random notes here and
First a welcome to our new
Squadron Qommander, Major
Coughlan. We're not blowing our
horn, but we think we're a pretty
good outfit, sir.
Best Saying-of-the-Week: "April
Sweating It Out
Pete Washe is sweating it out
until next Tuesday when his fur-
lough begins. Ruth Patton.is
sweating it out until April 17,
when her husband begins to wear
a gold bar from Aberdeen .
Bob Lawler is sweating, out next
Monday when he begins his QM
OCS at Camp Lee, Va. Good bye
and good luck!
And we're all sweating out that
new T/O and the next payday.
A plug for our Hq. drivers,
Johnston, Dayton, Eaton, Step-
phens, Langston, who are always
on the job. ... Zinser wants a
nickname for his car ... Miss Mc-
Williams is again matching her
file boys for cokes .... Still hear-
ing from Roberta, Mardock?
Sotak, Todd and Bice :moved
over to 'the 10th Wing, while
Watts, Harrist and Skinner
checked in with the 314th Base
Squadron. Calitri's Buick is
Wonder what Clarence Miller
is going to do about roller skating
this week since he's- on Hq. guard?
. Bob Parsons, the tough luck
kid, home on furlough, contracted
pneumonia and spent the time in
bed. First Sgt. Gosselin has
renamed the mail recon, "The
Seen Here and There
Sancton making eyes at the
senoritas the other night with his
new G.I. glasses. Blackie
Staiger boning up on his algebra.
... Frenchie Roberts is receiving
Easter packages already. .. Ray
Castner, a handy boy in the
chowhouse. Squadron alum-
nus Bob True, now of Detached
Medics, seen with a S/Sgt. rat-
Incidentally, Giel, why were
you in the Hospital? ... Was Cur-
ley's face red when he opened
the package addressed to him
and found a pair of ladies' undies
meant for his Mrs.?
HQ. & HQ. SQUADRON
11th FIGHTER WING
r By CPL. R. A.KEEFE
The Squadron en masse wishes
you good luck on your success at
OCS, S/Sgt. Talbert. Especially
Abe Leihwohl, who is so happy
about your chance he's grinning
from ear to ear. We'll all be just
as happy when you get your
break, T/Sgt. Myers.
M/Sgt. McGinnis sure spends
plenty of time at the tool room
in the Hangar is she purty?
S/Sgt. Billy B. Jackson, the Texas
twitter-pate, is attempting to
muscle in on one of his A-3 bdys
-he calls her "Mag the Hag."
Eventually the lads' in this outfit
are going to learn to "roll out"
on time in the A. M.-right now
we understand Sgt. Baker has
plenty of work.
Our highly touted basketball
team has finally disbanded fori
the season. Due to the lateness of
securing a Special Services Offi-
ces Officer it was only recently
started, but came out victo'-
rious on several different
occasions with teams that
had been playing together all sea-
son. Nize goin', fellas! The soft-
ball season is now at hand, 'n'
we've the making's of a swell team.
We're already entered in the reg-
ular league, but for independent
games call T/Sgt. Thomas. at 425.
Oh, yeah, ain't that midnight
to 4 a.m. guard shift a heller?
Random thought-The Battle of
Drew Field oughta be a good one,
'n' it looks, as though we're gonne
be right in the middle of it!.
We all wish our new Command-
ing Officer the best-you've got
the whole outfit behind you, sir!
The loves of Cpl'. Maloney be-
come more complicated every day
-but, oh girls, you'd ought to see
him with his teeth in! Pfc. Sher-
wood, the Squadron artist, says'
he sees numbers in his sleep-
only these aren't the kind that
pay off. It'll be pink elephants
6:15 A. M.-Mass in Chapels 2
8:00 A.M.-Mass in Chapel 3.
9 A.M. Masses on Sunday will
now be held in the following
Chapel No. 2.
Recreation Building No. 2, on
M between 1st and 2nd streets.
Theater No. 3, at K and 2nd
10:30 A. M.-General Service in
7:30 P.M.-General Evening
Service in Chapel 4.
7:15 P.M.-W ednes,day in
8:30 P. M.-Fridays in Chapel 3.
8:00 A. M.-Saturdays in Chapel
624th Bomb. Squadron
The 624th has banded together
the pick of the 84th Bomb Group
under the very capable leader-
ship of 1st Lt. Paul R. Wignall,
Commanding Officer and its Ad-
jutant, 1st Lt. Johnny F. Catter-
ton. M/Sgt. Gelband, well known
for his efficiency, is the First
Sergeant and will keep the 624th
hopping. M/Sgt. Smith, the well,
known "T.R." is back on the- job
after adding to his vast store of
knowledge by attending a factory
school at Santa Monica, Calif.'
With him on this 30-day vacatior-
was M/S.gt. Reynolds and Sgt.
Helder. Congratulations to the
following' men who have ad-
vanced a grade: M/Sgt. Rigby,
M/Sgt. R. L. Smith, M/Sgt. Davis,
M/Sgt. Brown, T/Sgt. Faulken-
berry, S/Set. Weiland, S/Sgt. Cor-
rell, Cpl. Corley, Cpl. Mathe and
Cpl. Ziehlsdorf. Also our congra-
tulations to Lt. Koerth on his re-
The personnel of this Squadron
gave a demonstration of their
shooting ability when 28 of its
men qualified with the rifle. Cpl.
Beasley. S/Sgt. Hite and M/Sgt.
Cecil Brown were the high
scorers. In raoidfire, -Cpl. Beapley
sent 14 rounds out of 20 throuPh
that bull's eye. Lts. Koerth,
Morehouse, Hodges and- Jones are
to be commended for the very
efficient way in which they
handled the men during the fir-
ing. A good percentage, of the men
had never shot a rifle before.
Lt. Landholt. our new Chaplain,
is really on the beam, looking
after the welfare of the men in
this group. If all his plans mate-
rialize, the, boys will really begin
to enjoy Drew Field.
It was. good to hear that Sgt.
Tankersley's father is on the road
to recovery after a recent serious
automobile accident. Our person-
nel clerk made a very hurried
trip to Ohio to be at the bedside
of his Pop.
*The sympathy of the entire or-
eanization is extended to Sgt. and
Mrs. Harper on the recent death
of their child. Sgt. Harper was
homeward bound when death
Sgt. Fream's chest expanded
several inches recently, when
Leroy Jr. was born. I wonder
what the little'shaver would say
if he saw the haircut his Pop
405th BOMB. GROUP (D) AAF
625th Bomb Sq. News
One of our "Pea Shooters" and
a "Tin Binder" got an overnight
pass and made reservations for a
peaceful night downtown. Every-
thing went OK until about 2:00
a, m. when a couple of "Flag
Wavers" gave them the signal to
get out and that's when things
started happening. The "Pea
Shooter" has a swollen hand and
the "Tin Binder" ha a shoulder
out of joint but both are OK for
duty and more satisfied. Their
opponents are in the hospital.
Congratulations to all of our
officers who received recent pro-
motions. Cigars are on every cor-
ner. We realize promotions call
for parties but Lt. Hardcastle
doesn't seem to know when the
number runs out. Officers who
received promotions were as .fol-
lows: 2rd Lt. Whitener, 2nd Lt.
Handschuh, 2nd Lt. Martin, 2nd
Lt. Whittle, 2nd Lt. Int-Hout and
2nd Lt. Forte.
One of the fellows, commonly
known as "Wilkie," had to work
all day Sunday on his day off.
Only one fellow knowvs the truth,
but most of the fellows seem to
think his wife is a little too rough
.on him. He is very accustomed
to moving, though, since that was
only the sixth time in Tampa and
twice that day (he should pay his
626th Bomb. Sq. (D)
By PFC. W. H. COOK
We're shaping up and rollin'
along under the efficient leader-
ship of Lt. Roberts, Squadron CO,
and, Lt. Kelso, Squadron Adjut-
ant. Accomplishments to date:
best barracks; a new day room,
small but complete; G.I. trans-
portation to and from-the "Mess"
(if you are nimble of fpot); and
a gqod lay-out on the line for
the pilots, gunners, mechanics,
armorers, et al.
Lt. Weiner, Squadron Surgeon,.
gave us all a once-over at the
Dispensary. We have heard of no
casualties, resulting. Could be the
boys are all living right or lucky.
Several men are on furloughs.
It's said that M/Sgt. Mc. Daniel
will return with a Mrs. As far as
I know, he is the first casualty
The last time Lt. Hodges, Ar-
mament Officer, led a number of
men to the Rifle Range, the
ghost of old Dan'l Boone or Billy-
the-Kid must have been stand-
.ing by. That was the shootin'-est
crowd of G.I.s! There was 1st Sgt
Sibley coming out. of the pits,
scooping sand out of his neck and
mumbling to himself in some un-
known tongue, but, he grabbed
the. old M 1903 and blasted out
a neat qualifying score. Cpl.
(Buck) Magouyrk, the Alabama
Wonder, came up with the only
Expert score recorded (Buck ain't
the same anymore).
627th Bomb. Squadron
By CPL. ALBERT DISDIER
Congratulations are in order.
Almost all the boys made promo-
tions, with the result that the
whole squadron was smoking
cigars for several days last month.
Nor must we forget Lt.' Henry P.
Orr and Lt. D. W. Smith who each
advanced a grade to lst Lt.
Whether it be warm or cool or
raining, we can still see our CO,
Lt. Chas. R. Alfred. riding his
bicycle to and from the line. Cer-
tainly keeps himself in shape
when he is not flying.
We, the men of the 627th Bomb
Sq., have been wondering where
S/Sgt. Bellam, our supply ser-
geant, has been spending his eve-
n-irgs. Could it be a fair maiden
from Tampa? If so, how about-a
knockdown (there's not many
guys in the squadron). Our bar-
racks, has been rather quiet these
past few days; reason, Sgt. Wm.
De Cecca, the little half pint of
dynamite, has enrolled to attend
a'course in Aerial Gunnery at Ft.
Myers, Fla. Why is it that T/Sgt.
Dunkelberg has been feeling so
.tired these last few days. Could
it be that trip to Nashville was
too much for him? We wonder if
Sgt. Schaeffer might be willing
to give an explanation.
Soldiers in Hospital
(Continued from Page 1)
who can get out and walk. There
are plenty of up-to-date maga-
zines, and current daily news-
papers. A popular soft-drink com-
pany sponsorers a weekly chance
to make a phonograph record and
send the message back home.
Every Tuesday, the Jewish Wel-
fare Board members call at the
hospital, and visit patients, bring-
ing them magazines, and writing
In the back of the auditorium
a workshop equipped with simple
tools, provides a fine chance for
the convalescing patient to ex-
ercise his creative skill. Model
airplanes, metal as-htrays, book
Top Kick Parade
M/Sgi. William D. Rivers, Jr.
The above caricature represents
the base sergeant major, Master'
Sergeant William D. Rivers, Jr.
Note the big cigar cocked in ,
corner of his mouth. A cigar ai.
Sgt. Rivers are well-nigh inse j
parable, and artist Solomon has
caught him in a characteristic
The sergeant is'a sterling ex-
ample of the Army's accent on
youth. Only 21 years old, he has
come a long way in a short time
since enlisting in the army on
November 15, 1940, at MacDill
Field. In slightly over two years,
he rose 'to his present position
of Base Sergeant Major.
He was transferred to Drew
Field on December 5, 1941, and
while here he has been promoted
to sergeant, February,-1942; to
staff sergeant, April 4, 1942; to
tech sergeant, October 4, 1942; and
finally, to master sergeant, March-
10, 1943. On March 3, of this year
he was appointed Base Sergeant
It would seem from his rapid
rise that Sgt. Rivers wouldn't
have any time for anything else
but-his duties. However, he does
not keep his nose to the grind-
ptone always, fully believing in
the old axiom that "all work ad -
*ho play makes Jack a dull boy."
He finds his amusement in off-
hours in the playing of a guitar,
in fishing, swimming, basketball
He didn't have, much occupa-
tional experience as a civilian,
which might be expected in view
of his youth and the fact that
he graduated from Fort Meade
(Fla.) High School in 1940. After
school hours he managed three
distributing agencies of an oil
Late- last year he married his
boyhood .sweetheart from his
home town, the former Miss Alice
Rentz. They are now residing at
2425 Harper Street, Tampa.
Sgt. Rivers is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. William D. Rivers, Sr.,
who reside at 10 N.E. 6th Street,
Fort Meade, Florida.
GI oysters are good for you
Whether fried or in a stew.
'Tis said they're mostly goo
So, foo to you-anyhoo?
Close the bin, boys. We've
shucked enough for tonight.
ends, cabinets, and other knicks
are made by the boys. In the
library, other more artistically in-'
dined men try their hand at
sketching and drawing. &
A complete equipped kitchen -*
provides the means for setting i
occasional treats for the boys.:.
That's why it's fun to be sicf-
once in a while.
April 2, 1943
April 2, 1943 THE ECHOES Page 5
o Soldiers Always WeLcome
FROM THE SPECIAL SERVICES OFFICE
Strictly, A Solid-Sending Combine!
Lee Norman and his band send their rafter-rocking arrangements bouncing over the, footlights
in USO-Camp Shows' SWINGIN' ON DOWN, the all-colored revue which is a brilliant blend of
red-hot music, fast-paced dancing, comedy and song. SWINGIN' ON DOWN will appear at Drew
Field on April 13th.
Drew Field Presents...
DREW FIELD REVEILLE-WFLA-7:0517:30 A.M.-Mon. thru Sat.
(Drew Field's pep-up morning show of songs and news of the field)
THE SQUADRONAIRES-WFLA--6:3016:45 P.M. Tuesday
(The DeSoto Choir with their rumbling choral rhythms)
69th ARMY AIR FORCE BAND-WDAE-8:30-8:53 P.M.-Thursday
(Selections of the music you like, the way you like it played)
ROOKIE ROY AND HIS MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK
(An evening of variety, comedy, song, and music) .
THE DREW FIELD STAR PARADE-WFLA-9-9:30 P.M.-Friday
(Drew's own parade of talent in ahalf-hour of music, drama, song)
Lt. George Kluge is on a much
deserved furlough at this time
and many radio listeners of the
Drew Field programs will miss
his fine radio appearances for the
next 15 days. We of the Special
Services Office will be glad to
have him back after he has visited
all his radio friends in the Windy
City, Ill. Best wishes for a swell
vacation, Lt. Kluge.
On the Spot
Friday, April 2, 8:00 p.m.--
Danny Sheehan Vaudeville Show.
Saturday, April 3, 8:00 p. m. -
Semi Finals AWUTC talent
Sunday, April 4, 8:00 p.m.-
Semi Finals AWUTC talent
Monday, April 5, 8:00 p.m.--
"The Right Answer or Else." 8:30
p.m.-Broadcast of "The Right
Answer or Else."
Tuesday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.-
Variety Show from Tampa.
Wednesday, April 7, 8:00 p. m.-
AWUTC Talent Quest Finals.
Thursday, April. 8, 8:00 p. m.-
Concert by AAF Band. 8:30 p.m.
-Broadcast of Concert. 9:30 p. m.
- Broadcast of "Rookie Roy's
Friday, April 9 -To be anno-
ever, one blemish that I am sure
Entertainment of the won't be forgotten for years to
Welcome. For a description of this, I
vWeek now turn the column over to Sgt.
Raymdnd Simmons who says:
Sunday night, "Tillie's Punc- "My co-worker Pfc. Bedney has'
tured Romance," the silent film gone all out to win the booby-
given at Recreation Building No. prize at our Friday Night Dance.
One, gave the audience many He is the only man, alive or dead,
laughs when they saw Marie who can do a combination Lindy-
Dressier and the great Charlie hop, California boogie and Boiling
Chaplin in a quarter century old the Jack with his rear end polish-
comic film: ing the floor. Must be the result
Monday night, the "Right An- of busting broncos or did the
swer or Else" radio program broncos bust him. Could be."
played to a large audience. This Before closing I would like to
broadcast, with the audience par- put in a call for all good, bad or
ticipating, is always a lot of fun indifferent baseball players. We
for everyone, can use anyone who knows how
Tuesday night, Floyd Winters to put a glove on his hand and
brought a fine troop of youthful throw a ball
dancers out to our recreation
building and about 200 men saw TELEPHONE H 25-692
this fine show.
Wednesday night, the moving T R
picture "Air Force," which was THE CRICKET
made at Drew Field, had its first T E A ROO M
Army premiere. A big event, it
was celebrated with festivities by 241 HYDE PARK AVE.
men of-the field. The activities.
started at the band shell with the
judging of "Mr.-Miss Air Force."
Seven contestants (all enlisted
men) competed for the title. These CA M P LL
he-men gave the audience many BARBER and BEAUTY SHOP
a laugh as they paraded in beauty.
contest fashion before the judges 308 Twiggs Ph. M 54-572
to the strains of "A Pretty Girl Featuring
is Like a Melody." The winner IRENE GORDON, Lady Barber
was Miss Terious, who repre-
sented Radar. After the winner
had been selected, the celebrities,
who attended the premiere, were
introduced by Pfc. Harry Evans, SERVICE MEN -
the celebrities being impersona-
tions of such famous personalities Your
as Mae West (Chas. Crain), Char-
lie Chaplin ,(Al Panetz), Harry
Langdon (John Mader), Louise
Fazenda (Harold Waldridge), Hal
Wallace (Antony Vaconti), Baby
Snooks (Murray Moskowitz), Car-
men Miranda (Sam Schiavoni). IBM
The celebrities and contestants
then paraded to Theater No. 4, Is Located At
where they walked up the cele- 801 F Ae.
brity walk into the theater in 80Florida Ave.
Hollywood premiere fashion. Sol- Sears, Roebuck & Company
diers were packed on both sides
of the walk cheering and laughing Tampa, Florida
at the impersonators. A photog-
rapher from Life Magazine was
on hand, and reported the affair, --
which we hope will be seen in a
future issue of Life. Inside the A Nand
Theater, "Mr.-Miss Air Force" was IAMONDS a
presented with.a mock crown of ALL J W EL Y
vegetables by Mae West and a J Y L I 1 I
huge pair of cardboard wings.
The celebrities were then shown
to their reserved seats- and en-
joyed the showing of "Air Force."
Thursday night, the 69th Army
Air Force Band broadcast a con-
cert direct from Recreation Build- 605 Franklin St.
ing No. One. W. 0. Lester G.
Baker is to be congratulated,
along with his fine musicians, for Expert Watch Repairs
a very pleasing and artistic con-
cert. After the broadcast, there .,*,********
was the broadcast of 'Rookie Roy
which played very well both t
the iistEning audience and th
soldiers who came to see th
show. The- cast included Pfc
Harry Evans as Rookie Roy, Pv
Alfred Panetz, Cpl. John Hession
and Mimi, the "Drew Field Hit
Parade Girl"; sound by Pvt. Mur
ray Moskowitz; the Drew Fiel
Militaires furnished the music fo
Friday night, the Hillsboroug
High School Band and Glee Clu
.gave a fine show to about eigh
hundred men. The Glee Club i
the first prize winner for th
State of Florida and the band i
one of the finest of its kind i:
the State. Both are directed b:
On The Ball
By SGT. R. C. T. PEARMAN
The old Virginian, PTc. Olive
Fields, has been placed in charge
of the most dreaded detail ii
Camp De Soto. That, of course
would be the "Burma Road" de
tail. His victims are Pvts.. Benn:
Washington, Hubert Blow, an
Zion Grady, who have been ver:
naughty boys lately.
Am I going mad or was tha
really Cpl. Harry Eli out their.
taking six easy lessons on hov
to drive a truck.
One of my agents just reported
a marriage epidemic here in De
Soto. He claims Pfc. Morri
Pinkett and Norris' Smith of 101
QM and that financial Wizard
Pfc. George Davis, have all de
cided to take the fatal plunge.
This guy Cpl. Ryan hag beei
too darned nice lately. I think hE
could stand a little investigating
It's nice to see Pfc. Feather
stone with his new teeth. Jus
think of all the nice buffalo steak
he can eat now..
Pvt. "Cigar" is back from fur
lough, looking just as groggy a.
ever. That guy has plenty of wha
it takes, if ypu know what :
mean, and I think you do.
The Friday Night Dance was
success as usual. There was, how.
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H EAD Q QUARTERS
Ask Colonel Zion what he
thinks about high altitude flying!
On second thought, boys, maybe
you better not! Anyway we are
glad to have the Colonel back.
With the return of Capt. Loftus
and Lt. Greathouse, headquarters
is gradually going back to normal.
However, 405th misses that bright
smile and "wht'ch a know Joe"
of 1st Lt. Henry P. Dupre, former
assistant adjutant and Group Spe-
cial Service Officer. 42nd Wing,
at Birmingham, has a mighty fine
man in Lt. Dunre and we wish
him the best of luck.
Some rumors are around that
405th' Headouarters has 'one of
the most efficient groups of non-
coms on the field. Who said that?
Guess they forgot these non-conms
are hard to live with anyway!
Really though T/Sgt Duff; S/Sgts
Johnson and'Whitford, Sgt Schott,
Cpl. Snead, and certainly not the
smallest "Hefty" Oranger, are get-
ting the job done. If you don't
believe it, just follow them around
Bonecrusher .Lt. Engedahl says
if the officers of the 405th make
the 'obstacle 'course at "nothing
flat" next week, then the follow-
ing week they inay take a holiday.
Oh, yeah! Not the bonecrusher,
he's a hard man, McGee.
Another officer arrived last
week to take Lt. Dupre's place.
Only in one capacity, he hopes;
that of Special Service Officer
In and out they go, where they
come from and where they go,
no one seems to know. Yes; the
personnel of' the 301st changes so
often I wonder how the orderly
room keeps up with them.
When coming in at night, never
take for granted that the aisle of
thebarracks' are clear of cots just
because they were when vpu went
out -in the evening, for if you do,
you are apt to find yourself in
the same cot with a newly arrived
gunner, mechanic, basic or what
have you. The last batch that re-
cently arrived were gunners and
they seem to be a swell bunch of
The entire ,personnel of the'
squadron attended a movie on
safeguarding military information
and "BoobyiyTraps, -and what was
thought to be a boring hour of
movie turned out to be a very
interesting and educational pic-
ture. If we. had more pictures like
these, I'm spre there would be
.no cause for rpll call.
Several of our pilots and enlist-
ed men were lucky to be part of
a mission several days ago that
took them to Fort Bragg, North
Carolina, where they had the
pleasure of seeing a stupendous
review. Beside many dignitaries
being there, a four-star General
stood the review.
Wedding bells have rung that
puts Lt. Whitelaw in the ranks of
the married men. An interview
was in prder, but as yours truly
was unable to contact the newly-
wed before this publication, we
will say' congratulations, and the
best of 4all o the both of you.
302nd Bomb. Sq. (D)
The 302nd has flown through
another week, and many gold bars
were exchanged -for silver.. Lts.
John L. Browe9, Daniel L. Everett
and Wayne L. Lowry were the
An interesting custom of the
medical dept. is'blowing whistles
in the darkness of the barracks.
Inspection 6'f mechanisms usually
-follow. Soldiers rarely open their
eyes for an hour after waking.
Therefore, we have innumerable
cases in which men pull on their.
clothes and head for the door.
They have-'to 'be led back to their
bunks while' the situation is ex-
plained. Gosh, Doc, 'it's 'cold in
the morning. *
During the past' week there
have been very long mess hall
lines. The fpfd is good, but the
waiiing isn't. ,Why' can'f we
have an .Air Group, composed
of pretty girls, who would go
up and down the lines with cof-
fee keeping orprale "up in the
wide blue yonder."
James R. Shreve was made a
master sergeant this Wednesday.
He's our Squadron Technical Ins-
.pector, and it is said that the
planes thrill tp their ailerons at
.Sgt. Shreve served at Selfridge
and Chanute Fields'. In Septem-
ber. 1938, he was shipped to Clark
Field. Two years later he came
.back to Maxwell Field just before
the Japs attack of Dec. 7th. He
knew many of the men at Clark
Field, and his one wish is to be
with our boys when they settle
the score. He should run up a few
points in our favor. Watch out,
One of the saddest happen-
ings since last we went to press.
was the Monday night movie
confusion. After wearing a gas
mask all day, the boys took it
cff with a weary sigh, and pro-
ceeded to the cinema for 'some
entertainment. Imagine their
surprise when they were told
to go' back for gas masks. The
movie couldn't have smelled
303rd Bomb. Sq. (D)
Squadron News Summary
The following list of men re-
ceived promotions, in the Squa-
dron last week: Master Sergeant:
T/Sgt. Leak D. Donehoo; Tech
Sergeants:'S/Sgt. John B. Bailey,
Guy F. Cole, Harry A;.Tabernacki
and Martin S. Norris; Staff Ser-
geants: Sgts. Peter Simone and
Samuel Eisenberg; Sergeants:
Cpls. Sherman W. Hughes, Black-
shear H. Snyder, Edward J.
Schardein, James W. Lynn, Wil-
liam Millazzo, John R. Harper,
Leonid B. Loyd, Mitro Yuhas, and
Otto J. Radies; Corporals: Pfcs.
Edward J. Mazur, Johh T. Cole,
John Fekete, Victor A. Caffaro,
Jos'ph Migliore, Cyril E. Zetts,
Don Arnold, George R. Papalko;
Frederick' H. 'Crystal, Harold A:
Yaggie, Daniel J. Rommel, Syl-
vester F. Kosminski, Earle M.
Ford, Ralph Fleckman, Richard
L. Randall, Robert. F. Zenike, Jr.,
and Walter Krenek; Pvts. Peter
t.. Cnomyack, Benjamen A. Cizec,
Joseph 'A. Mayer, Timothy H.
Horan, Chester I*. Porter, Peter
Phillips, 0. H. Woodall and Pvt.
Athol 0. Holder.
Lt. Siemon, who recently at-
tended Photo-Intelligence .School
at Iarrisburg, Pa., has just joined
the squadron. In civilian life he
was a horsetrainer. When he en-
listed in the a n-r.- he expected to
be in the cavalry, but to 'his
amazement found himself out at
Keeler Field, Mississippi, as drill
instructor. After thatLt. Siemon
went to OCS and was subsecluent-
ly placed in Intelligence:
Rumors were particularly rife
this week, including one about
a master sergeant who used to be
with this squadron was in the
guardhouse. Much to some of the
boys' dismay, and like Imost ru-
mors, it proved false.
It is hard to understand why
certain men in the squadron will
stand in line at the Post Theater
for three hours in order to see a
second-rate mqvie and then dis-
appear when the squadron gives
them a chance to see one free of
charge arid with no delay.
Erialium-i: The firdt word of the
eighteenth line : f th.:- First Col-
umn'of the seventh page of the
Friday, March 26, 1943 edition of
the ECHOES should read "Pvt."
304th Bomb. Gp. (D) AAF
The boys' of the line were very
bysy this week.preparing for mis-
sions. Missions that never came
off. The old debbil' weather kept
us on the ground for most of the
time although some work was
Lt. R. Fahn, our S-2 Officer,
will be in charge of the squa-
dron physical torture program
in the near future.. Fellows, if
you want to learn to tumble,.
just ask Lt. Fahn and he will
gladly tear .off your arm and
beat your brains out with if,
,202 E.LAFAYETTE ST.
using the bloody end to the best
An old story is now going
around. It's all about a tough
drill sergeant. It goes like this:
Sergeant' Wczkyyinski was drill-
ing a bunch of new recruits, but
was having difficulty in makia g
them stay in step so as an object
lesson .ie lined them up in one
row and said, "All right, you guys,
all of you lift your legs and point
the toes out on the shout." Hear-
ing this, each private remember-
ing the articles of war dutifully
complied. Then the sergeant said.
"Iow put your left foot down and
raise the right foot in the same
manner." In the confusion one
man raised the left foot again. On
seeing, the sergeant bellowed out,
"Alright, alright. Who's the wise
guy with both feet off the ground?
The personnel of the 304th
Bomb. Sq., Communications sec-
tion went to Lake Butler last
week. Aside the fact that a few
difficulties were had in setting
busy this week preparing for mis-
up the equipment experience
gained was valuable to the men
who were on the trip.
Since the men in this Sq., are
trained they spend most of it on
K.P. and Guerd Duty.
Sgt. Sommers is finding himself
busy preflighting ships in the
morning and is tearing his hair
worrying about the saftey of his
men who are on pots and pans.
Peace and contentment may come
about i'f "e can gather his forces
together so he can sit down and
go about his other wqrk.
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* MOVE IT OVER
Said the private to the sergeant,
"Don't you think the bugle blew
Said the sergeant to the private,
'"You can sleep 'till noon."
Move it over, Move it over,
Move it way over there;
There's another dirt load coming
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Said the private to the sergeant.
By S/Sgt. John F. Suszynski
"I would like a week to see mj The 69th Army Air Forces Band
Sgal." has just been granted a new
Said the sergeant to the private, Table of Organization authorizing I
"Take a month, old pal." one hundred men. Pvts. Don
SAdditional Verses: Riggle, Alvin R. Wagner and
Said .the private to the major, Francesco Zecchino joined us dur-
'I'm so tired 'cause I hiked so ing the past week to bring us
' far." near the half-way marker on the
Said the major to the private, new T/O.
'"Hur inside my car." (Repeat Sgts. Gordon Booth and Bud
chorus) Ester, and Cpls. Mike Galdino,
Joe Owings and Don Stockwell, ii
Said the private to the sergeant, as well as your Band Noter, re- o
"All the buttons on my coat are fused to accept their recent pro- o
gone." motions-on grounds of modesty, c
Said the sergeant to the private, or some such pretense-and have ti
"I will sew them on." (Repeat advised Band Leader L. G. Baker, a
chorus). in writing, of that fact. C
Cpl. Ralph "Mass" Sudjian, Pfc. t
Said the private to the sergeant, Joe "Arizona" Wright, and Pvt.
"Shootin' craps and now I'm Del "Newyorker" Purga are very a:
.broke again." happy at the prospect of their e
Said, sergeant to the private, furloughs, scheduled to begin h
"Let lend you ten." (Repeat Anril 1, being cancelled. Pfc. Sam h
ci, s). Schiavone refuses to go on his
leave until everyone in the Band
Said the private to the sergeant, has gone.
"I'm so weary I could drop right T/Sgt. E. F. Eaton has been
here." ber.ieged with all sorts of offers
Said the sergeant to the private, since he risked life and limb to
Lear on me, my dear." (Repeat chant a few heart-felt ditties with
Schorus). the Society Dance Combo at Sa-
rasota recently. So far he has
Said the private to the sergeant, spurned all offers ... he dreams
'Motbhr 1'-iRF.:d me when I went only of the day when he shall
to bed. make his debut as the "Rheuma-
S id the sergeant to the private, tic Tenor" with the MILITAIRES,
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"I'll be getting back to camp quite ting the Rookie Roy Broadcasts
late." he has decided that his talent
Said the sergeant to the private,
"I'll sit up and wait." (Repeat
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Pvt. Chuck Boldt misses the
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week on separate rations and liv-
ng off the post-that he wants
o move back to T-272 .and
A1rs. Boldt came here all the way
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commend this column for the
promptness with which the copy
s submitted each week he
wants to give us a medal- or
I may as well admit it all ...
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Drew-Boxing Team .
Strong Opponents ,
The Drew Field boxing team
captured their second meet of the
season by stopping the strong I
Lakeland. and MacDill combina-
tion for a 31/ to 2,_, win before a '.
capacity crowd at the Civic Cen- .
ter in Lakeland last Thursday
Drew. won their first big meet
several weeks ago in a three-way
meet between Third Air Force
and MacDill at Municipal Audi- i.
torium. On this card Drew won
four bouts, drew and lost one.
The feature bout of the Lake-
land s_.ow was between two high-
ly touted middleweights, Tommy
Purce': of Lakeland and Al Sayre
of Drew, for the championship of
Third Air Force. Sayre defeated
the rangy, weaving Purcell by ty-
ing him up completely and pun-
ished him through three rounds
in-fighting. Purcell held on in the
last twvo rounds and would not
give esharp-shooting Sayre a
chance to hit him. Sayre won all
three rounds and the champion-
In the other fights, Drew re-
ceived three draws, one TKO and
lost one by the same route.
Bob Bowles, 165, of Drew, and
Jack Lo Bue, 165, of Lakeland,
fought to a draw. Glenn Edwards.
155. of MacDill, and Milton
Donals, 158, of Drew, mixed it up
freely to have it called all even
after three rounds of million.
The-third bout of the night was
won by Joe Carlos, 155, of Drew, FIGHTS ON ARMY CARD-AL
by a T.K.O. in the second over at Drew field, will meet Joey Smith
Lesle Stevens 155of Lakeland. Monday night at the city auditorium
Pat Pangallo, 145, 21st Bomb. Gp., 'rea belt to be awarded the winner
MacDill, 'wonf the. only fight of
the night for the home town boys
by the ,T.K.O. route.
In the third draw of the eve- 552nd. Wins- Drew
ning, Kid Martino, 135, Lakeland,
received a draw with Joe Bal- Field Basketball
samo, 140, Drew. The fight was
close all the way, but the Drew Champinship
puncher carried the fight to his
opponent and seemed to have a The 552nd Signal Air Warning
slight edge. The judges called it Battalion won the 1943 basketball
even. championship of Drew by defeat-
S____ing the 555th Signal Battalion,
35-27, in-the playoff.
Basketball League In the first round of the play-
RED LEAGUE off, the 552 Signa.l defeated the
Team W L Pc. 503rd Regt., 54-42 and the 555th
552 SAW Bn. _.__.8 -0 1.00f, whipped the 551st Signal 23-22.
503rd SAW Regt.__ 5 3 .625 The Medical Detachment drew a
314th Air Base ___5 3 .625 bye in the first round.
564th SAW Bn.--4 4 .500 The 555th drew a bye in the
563rd SAW Bn.- -_- 4 4 : .500 second rounjl, with the 552 Signal
501st SAW Regt...4 4 .500 winning over the Medical Detach-
575th SAW Bn.-- 3 5 .375 ment, 48-31, for the right to meet
555th SAW Bn .-_ 2 6 .250 the 555th for the championship'
503rd Plot. _-_--- -1 7 .125 of the field.
WHITE LEAGUE S/Sgt. George Gaskill, Cobb
Team W L Pct. and Anderson carried the brunt
551st SAW Bn .-_-6 0 1.000 of the scoring for the 552nd with
556th SAW Bn.-___ 5 1 .833 10, 11 and. eight points respec-
828th Guard Sq.-_ 5 1 .833 tively. McNulty was high scorer
568th SAW Bn._... 4 2 .666 of the game in leading the 555th
676th SAW Co.-. 1 5 .183 with 12 points, and also played
569th SAW Bn.. _. 1 5 .183 a beautiful floor game from his
566th SAW Bn._--. 0 6 .000 forward position.
BLUE LEAGIUE The championship game was
Team W L Pct. witnessed by a packed house and
Med. Det. ________*7 1 .875 4
BOQ 6 *2 .750 t -,
710th SAW Co._-- 5 2 .714 1
708th SAW Co._____5 2 .714
714th SAW Co 3 4 .428
314th Base Hq ..__2 5 .285
705th SAW Co.-_--.2 5 .285
703rd SAW Co.__- 2 5 .285 o .-
*Medical Detachment and BOQ 9
tied for championship of league I
during regular schedule. Medical w
Detachment defeated BOQ, 34-22
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have been carrying the pitching
burden in practice so far. Tamulis
was a former big leaguer, and
Bentz served them up the Ala-
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bers of the team. No position on
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The Drew team defeated the
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Games are now being tenta-
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.Layre, crack middleweight stationed
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