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VOL. 2 NO. 5 Published Exclusively in the Interests of i'he Personnel of Drew Field Friday, April 9, 1943
New C. 0. Of Memorandum for Army
3rd F.C. Squadron Chief Warrant --ricer (s. g.)
Philip Simcic, Assistant Base Ad-
I Vte jutant, prepared a memorandum
IS Veteranl [I101 recently as a guide for the clerks
in Base Headquarters. We are re-
printing it because we believe
S.. That it might prove useful to
'. 'clerks throughout Drew Field.
By Pfc. Alvin M. Amster
"I thought I had the finest
Squadron in the world when I
had the 7th Observation Squadron
at Lawson Field, but I'm begin-
ning to think that this one is su-
perior. This is a good Squadron
and it stood a satisfactory inspec-
tion,': so remarked Maj. John K.
Coughlan, new Commanding Of-
ficer of Hq. & Hq. Sq., III Fighter
Command when interviewed im-
mediately after the Squadron's
regular personnel and barracks
Maj. Coughlan, who is 42, was
born and raised in Ripley, Ten-
nessee. He attended the Univer-
sity of Tennessee where he pur-
sued a course in civil engineering,.
and afterward followed this pro-
From 1928 to 1941, Maj. Cough-
lan was a highway engineer for
the State of New York, working
principally in the Greater New
York City area. His largest job
was that of engineer in charge of
the grade separation of bridges
and railroad crossings in Rock-
ville Center, New York. The con-
tract involved was over two mil-
In 1924, Maj. Coughlan grad-
uated from. Scott Field's Army
Airship and Balloon School and
Swas placed on a reserve status.
In 1936 he was named Assistant
Unit Instructor, Air Corps, Sec-
r Corps Area. Remaining on a
;ve status and without re-
Ia..ateration he voluntarily assist-
ed in the training of Air Corps
Officers. His fine results brought
commendation from his superiors.
The Major was called to active
duty on Jan. 2, 1941. He first
served as Operations and En-
gineer Officer of the Second Bal-
loon Squadron, Pope Field, Ft.
Bragg. On June 10, he was pro-
moted to Squadron Commander
and served in this capacity until
the unit was disbanded in Feb.
Served at Lawson Field
With the activation and forma-
tion of the 7th and 8th Observa-
tion Squadron from the personnel
of the old Second, Maj. Coughlan
wal: made Squadron Commander
of the 7th and helped it move to
Lawson Field, Ft. Benning. The
function of an Observation Squa-
dron is to instruct Infantry Offi-
cers to use air support in connec-
tion with their missions. Every-
thing at Lawson was done as
close to actual warfare as could
Equipment used included pur-
suit, light 'bombardment, observa-
tion and liaison type airplanes.
Maj. Coughlan takes great pride
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What Are You Doing to Help
Win the War
Soldier or civilian, man or
woman, the Army is depending
on you to do your job to the very
best of your ability. Your failure
to do your best, causes overwork,
disagreable working conditions,
and excessive paper work. All of
these help prolong' the -ar.
What You Can Do to Insure
1. No matter wnat job you are
on, study and become thoroughly
familiar with A.R. 340-15 (Mili-
tary Correspondence). Have this
publication handy at all times,
even if you have to make a copy
of it yourself.
2. Review your basic gram-
mar. Keep a pocket dictionary on
3. Be courteous, respectful,
loyal, aihd prompt at all times. Be
thorough in your work.
4. head and study everything
relating to your job. Keep a note-
boqk on your work.
5. Help your immediate supe-
rinr by properly handling all de-
o. Become familiar with your
superior officer's habits, so as to
be able to serve him better.
7. Correct any typographical
and grammatical errors made by
(Coni-nue,: on Page 2)
Weatherman Was Member of Flying Tigers
Recently a communique was is-
sued in Chungking: "Upon the di-
rection of the War Department,
the Fourteenth Air Force was
activated today. The Fourteenth
Air Force, commanded by Briga-
G.I. Gals Visit Drew Field
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The two WAACs in the abvoe picture-left to right, Auxiliaries
Vertrees Cole and Mary Bermenter-were the first of their or-
ganization to visit Drew Field.
In a letter which they wrote tc the Public Relations Office, they
said, "We certainly had a wonderful day at Drew Field. In fact, I
think it was one of the biggest thrills either of us ever had."
A company of G.I. gal's will soon arrive at Drew Field.
dier General Chennault, replaces
the China Air Task Force."
This communique was read in
an .American newspaper with
more than passing interest by
Sgt. George Lancaster, a 27-year
old member of the weather squa-
dron stationed at Drew Field.
For he was with the Flying Tigers,
the American Volunteer Group
which gave Japan its first rude
Sgt. Lancaster enlisted in the
Army on October 13, 1940, at
Little Rock, Arkansas, and was
sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mis-
souri. He was stationed there un-
til February 1, 1941, when he was
sent to Chanute Field, Illinois, as
a student in the weather school
there. On May 5, 1941, he was
transferred 1o Hamilton Field,
California, and while there Amer-
ican Volunteer Group prospects
were r:ummoned by their com-
manders to a secret meeting.
Sgt. Lancaster listened to Gen.
(then Colonel) Chennault tell the
whole story of China and the
Burma Road. The American Vo-
lunteer Group, he pointed out,
would work as a unit of the Chi-
nese Army Air Force from its
own bases in Burma and south-
eastern China to protect ship-
ments over the road. They would
remain their U.nited States citizen-
Needless to say, the sergeant
was sold on the idea one hundred
oer cent. Although not a pilot,
he was trained to understand and
predict weather conditions in ad-
vance of strategic movements and
fighting operations, something
every flying squadron needs.
Thi:: Sgt. Lancaster, fresh from
his army experience, and with a
gleam of adventure in his eyes,
sailed with the A.V.G. from San
Francisco on August 23, 1941. The
boat went by way of the Hawaiian
Islands, the Philippines. the Dutch
Indies, and up C.'rough Singapore.
They disembarked from the
ship at Rangoon. Burma, and fol-
lowed by rail to Toungoo, Burma,
training center for one of the
A.V.G. contingents. There Chen-
nault began schooling the fighters.
He -'owed them the weak points
of their own pianes-and of the
(Continued on Page 'i
M G-M Film To
Star Irene Dunne
and Spencer Tracy
Already pictured in the movies
as Hawaii and the Philippines by
Warner Bros., Drew Field's palm
trees and clear tropical skies will
soon double for a New Guinea
landscape in "A Guy Named Joe,"
a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produc-
J. Marchant, location manager
fdr Hollywood's latest air film, is
in Tampa selecting sites for loca-
tion scenes in the picture featur-
ing Irene Dunne as a ferry pilot
and Spencer Tracy as a flying in-
structor. Mr. Marchant said
"shooting" probably would begin
in about three weeks.
Drew Field was chosen for
some of the film's' scenes because
of the large amount of Army
equipment available here in close
proximity to a Florida jungle cy-
press swamp similar to the New
Scenes laid in England are be-
ing filmed in Columbia, S. C., and
those in Arizona are being shot
Mr. Marchant will leave Tampa
Saturday and return in about
three weeks with his camera
crew to begin work. With him are
William Kaplan, director; Rennie
Burke, construction foreman;
Howard Campbell, art director;
Lt. Jack Daley, public relations
officer from Harlingen, Texas;
and Capt. Dean Davenport, of the
Third Air Force.
Drew Drops Practice
Game to MacDill
Drew and MacDill opened the
baseball season Wednesday in a
practice game at Macfarlane Park,
with the Fliers from MacDill win-
Both coaches used a number of
men in looking over their roster
for the coming season and trying
to get the lowdown on them.
Knott and Tamulis worked on
the mound for the Interceptors
and gave up six hits between
them. Tamulis, a former Brooklyn
Dodger and St. Louis Brown
pitcher, gave up one hit in the
last three inning.
The In'erceptors' inability to
hit in the clutches cost them the
game, as they left 12 men strand-
ed on the bases. Drew outhit the
Fliers, eight to srix. Knott whiffed
eight men in the four stanzas he
MacDill scored three runs in
the fourth and one in the sixth.
Catcher O'Brien of the Fliers
smacked out a three-bagger, when
two Drew outfielders watched the.
ball go between them.
Drew will meet the Food Ma-
chinery nine in Lakeland Satur-
day afternoon at 5:39 p.m. Vito
Tamulis will toe the rubber for
Score by innings:
MacDill -__.-- 0 00 3 0 1 0-4
Drew -.--.--- 0 1 100 0-2
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Japs. lie made the men hard and
IthiO ducipline easy. Then three in telling how, through cooking
See; before Pearl Harbor. he uD various deals with typical in-
inforr;ed Chungking that the genuity, the 7lth was able to beg,
F iirg Tigers were ready for ac- iand borrow airplanes suitable for
tion. Infantry School missions.
"I was Control Tower operator Came to Drew
at To.ngoo." the sergeant said.! On March 24. 1943, Maj. Cough-
"Later I went up to China with lan reported to Drew as Squadron
an adj anced detail on December Commander of Hq. & H/. Sq., III
I aid helped to organize the Fighter Command. As to his reac-
operating base for the Flying tions to Drew Field, the Major
Tiges at Kunming, China. I set remarked, "The field is excellent
up t'-he weather station." He was and everybody is friendly and
there until April 15, 1942. helpful." Maj. Coughlan stated his
The first contact that the Flying policy would be to "make his men
Tigers had with the Japs was on better soldiers.'
December 18, 1941. Twenty of Admitting a weakness for play-
them were in the advance detail. ing golf as his main hobby, he
Warned through the Chinese radio modestly admitted, "I'm a very
network the American fighters Pooi golfer but I enjoy the game."
enco:..'tered the Japs 40 miles As yet he hasn t had an opportu-
fr-om Kunming. Thev shot down .nity to play any golf since his
eight Jap planes, without losing arrival here.
any of the Flying Tigers planes. Like many men, the Major said
"The Chinese had not enjoyed his favori-e food is a good, well
an ai: victory in so long," the done steak. Ice cream tops his
sergeoat commented. "that they dessert list.
went crazy with joy. They sure Maj Coughlan is a member of
played up our victory in their the Kappa Alpha Fraternity
paper-. We were like gods to (Southern), the Alumni Associa-
them. They had figured we had tion of the University of Tennes-
only a 50-50 chance against the see, The Air Reserve Association,
Zeros. Our smashing victory was The Association of Highway En-
a relief to everybodY and a de- gineers of the State of New York,
cided, uplift to morale." and is a Master Mason. He holds
The Flying Tigers learned from the ratings of Airship Pilot and
experience the best way to fight Balloon Observer, Balloon Pilot,
the Japs. It seemed to Sgt. Lan- aircraft Observer, and presently
caster that the men, because of wears Airship Pilot's wings.
their inexperience in actual com-
bat. resorted a good deal to ex- r m r lr
perimentation. As a result, they Memorandum for Cerks
found that by fighting the enemy
in close quarters they would (Continued from Page 1)
knock the engine out of the plane in d
and usually it would burst into vour superior in dictation or
They were bombed about three 8. Cut down dictation from. su-
times while Lancaster was there. periors, by preparing your own
IVIanv of the Chinese people were suggested drafts of papers (bei
killed. in the city where no bomb sure to mark it suggested draft).
shelters existed when caught in Double space the drafts.
a surprise raid. With never more 9.. Bring all errors to the atten-
than 50 planes fit for combat. the tion of your superior, before com-
Flying Tigers guarded all of Bur- pleting the job.
ma and South China. Soon the 10. Finish your job on time.
Flying Tigers were a legend. With If you can't do it promptly, report
shark's teeth painted in the noses, it to your superior.
their planes took on vastly supe- What You Must Not Do
rior Jaounese air squadrons. Wheii
the A.V.G. was disbanded finally 1. Don't be a clock watcher or
in Julyv 1942, it had shot down duty shirker. Don't blame the fel-
20p lanes for each one it lost., low who isn't there anymore.
"'We had one advantage," the 2. Don't be a yes man.
sergeant. noted, "in that we had 3. Don't try to be the pet of
30 to 3'5 minutes warning before the office. Don't try to curry
an air -aid and our pilots could favor. Do your own work.
be .directed to the Japs even if 4. Don't be late-if, however,
they changed their course." you can't help yourself, notify the
The Flying Tigers worked un- office in time.
der a weather handicap because 5. Keep busy-don't wait for
weather stations and trained per- the boss to tell you what to do.
sonnet was limited. Flying was Use your own initiative.
hazardous for inexperienced pi 6. Don't waste time by repeat-
lots, especially over the rugged ing the came questions.
mountain ranges. 7. Don't ask others to find ma-
Few of the Flying Tigers have trial you should dig up-find it
remained with Gen. Chennault. yourself. If you don't know how,
Sgt. Laacaster came. back to this find out-but do it yourself.
country, rejoined the American 8. Don't allow work which you
army.and was sent to Drew Field know is wrong to leave your
where he is now working in the desk, unless you have been told
Control Tower. to do so after bringing it to the.
Sgt. Lancaster, a native of attention of your superior.
Itountain View, Arkansas. grad- 9. Don't be sloppy in your
Iatet from the University of habits, person, dress,' attitude,
Arkansas in 1937. He was a school desk or equipment.
teacher and salesman in civil life. 10. Don't forget that you need
His wife is the former Judy a clean typewriter, and plenty of
IHarton, also of Mountain View. the right kind of supplies. Don't
When asked what stood out wait till you run short-anticipate
most prominently in his mind your needs.
concerning his experiences with
the.Flying Tigers, Sgt. Lancaster
said, "The thing that impressed Base Officers Invited
me the most was the eagerness
with which the Ohinese coope- TO Attend Movies
rated with us.
'"They are good people to work Major Harry T. Reynolds,
with, the Chinese are. I enjoyed :Base Quartermaster, invites all
working with them every minute base officers to attend a series
of the time I was there." of weekly instruction periods
Which was quite a tribute to a being given for personnel at-
gallant ally. tached to the Quartermaster
Corps. Interesting moving pic-
'L f i.y e t e H o t e I tures, dealing with the conquest
EA, CLAY, Manager of Poland, the capture of. Create
E,. A. CLAY, Manager by German paratroops, protec-
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ers, will be shown. These classes
Eas are conducted every Tuesday
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".. And for service above and
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received the D.S.C., C.M., V.C.
and the Air Medal." Mrs. Jackson
sighed as she looked away from
the newspaper. Her thoughts were
on her son, Willie, still a private
after being in the army for over
a year. Why couldn't Willie do
something outstanding, have some
letters after his name like Sgt.
John Gray, and have his name
in the newspaper? Yes, Willie
was a problem.
Picking up the paper,' Mrs.
Jackson turned the pages, when
suddenly she stopped and stared.
Letting out a wild yell, she ran
from the house, carrying the
"Mrs. Smith! Mrs. Smith!" she
cried, running to her neighbor.
"Mrs. Smith, look, Willie's name
in the paper! He's been decorated!
He's a Hero!"
Glancing at the story ,Mrs.
Smith read, "Pvt. Willie Jackson,
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April 9. 1943
911th 0. M. command of the "Burma Road"-
Pvt. Sam Gibhon. FRASH... He's
O T done it again. The first man to
On The Ball lead the gold bricker's parade
twice is Cpl. Walter C. Williams,
By exLong Boat Key's detail com-
SGT. R. C. T. PEARMAN mando.
S^ ...'a On behalf of S/Sgt. Henderson,
Pvt. Mart Brooks' wife' is stay- I wish to thank each of you for
ing in Tampa, and therein lies an your worthy contributions on pay-
odd story. On several occasions, day to the Sacred Heart Catholic,
after returning to the barracks Church of Tampa.
in the morning, Pvt. Brooks found Cpl. Stevens, the mail orderly
his bed looking as though some- has made a confession that 66
one had set up light housekeeping bucks a month minus an allot-
during his absence. Needless tomnt fee isn' enough to keep a
say, he was very erplexed. The man of his standing in smokes
cleaning of his bedding every and pleasure for a month. Sgt.
morning was beginning to get him Luther Patterson, one of our bet-
down. A few days ago the culprit ter non-coms, was granted a three
was uncovered. It was none other day pass which he seemed to have
than "Smokey," the QM Mascot. enjoyed at his favorite spot, gaz-
Now, if he stays in camp, he will ing for would-be buyers. Sgt.
offend his wife and "Smokey." Willie Smith, giving away a cig-
If he doesn't, he will have to buy arette in front of the mess-hall,
some new bedding. What to do? is front-page news even in God's
What to do? Country... Cpl. Tutson has found
Congratulations to Tech Sgt.much greener fields down Bra-
Dave Ford, Sgt. Ryan and Sgt. Ed denton way. The scenery is lovely.
Freeman, and to Cpls. R. Smith, he says.. Congratulations, Cpl.
L. Jones, J. Delancy, J. Mote, 0. Harry Thayer, for being able to
Fields, F. Golden, and R. Jones carry on the sq. elk. work on
for making those grades. Nice Sunday afternoons.
going, fellows. _,
/Cpl. Willard Hammock and Pvt.
S 'es Lewis are the latest to take SIG. HQ. & HQ. CO.
vantage of the "Discharge of
i -n over 38" regulation. They're III Fighter Command
in the process of being discharged By Pfc. Roy.SSwariz
Well, it's been decided to com- The company resentfully gave
bine the'best players of the three up 19 good office men to the Hq.
outfits here in DeSoto and form Squadron this week. These fel-
a baseball team to represent the lows will be welcome around the
camp. 'Tis better to have one company area the same as before.
lulu then three stinkeroos. DID YOU KNOW?
There is a rumor floating about Even the Teletype boys have
to the effect that Sgt. Dave Dallas taken up hardball workouts. Dick
is operating a bootleg laundry. Bhorter, Belanger, and Cpl.
Our CO has gone Hi-hat and Cheshire were practicing during
.got himself a private office. It rifle practice breaks. Did you
looks mighty slick, too. As a mat- know Clendennon. use to be a
-ter of fact, the whole new setup street car operator in Dallas. Tex.
looks like something you might Sgt. Tyson was a buyer for a
find on Wall Street. large tobacco company in North
It's good to see Scruggs up and Carolina. "Mike" Ridzy has a
'around again. secret crush on a little waitress
----------- named "Gracie". Bashful Sgt.
59th AVIATION SQ. (SEP.) Pittman blushed so much the
By Pvt. Icl. William A. Norris
SFellows, I know you are sur-
prised to see the name of your
.new correspondent at the very
beginning of this article. Even
though I may act like the wittiest
.chump in the squadron, I have
made a vow to your-former cor-
respondent and the C.O. of this
organization to keep up his good
ODDS AND ENDS
The very crust of the better 400
of Tampa, whose family is rooted
in the Goths of the Medieval Age,
is doing a five day stretch on the
Burma Road "De Lawd,"
Hubert Williams, has returned
from furlough and, boy, is Sgt.
Gray happy.. Leading the "Gold-
Brickers' parade are Pfc. James
E. Nedd (Porky Pig), Cpl. Abra-
ham E. Brown, and the Cpl. in.
other evening he had to leave the
table were he was sitting.
Watching the bears and alliga-
tors in Plant Park Sunday (and
probably reminiscing of the
Brooklyn Zoo) was Pvt. and Mrs.
Ellison... Also Sgt. Walter Smith
was absorbing some of that after-
noon sunshine. Payday saw
Varnell and his wife enjoying din-
ner at Sulphur Springs.
Cleverest bed tag in B-9 be-
longs to "Porky" Niedzialek. Be-
low his name is a cartoon of a
pig! To us, the best rifle team
was the Krause-Kinnaman pair ..
We hope "Doc" Corbett has a
speedy recovery so he can back to
his new job in the mess hall.
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Patriotic Soldiers Pay No Heed to Rumors
Rumors Are Started
Generally by Enemy "
To Promote Disunity
It has been a traditional right
of the American soldier to gripe
and grouse (sometimes we use an
even harsher word to describe it).
It has often been said that when
a soldier is not griping to some 4 I
extent, he is not a happy soldier.
No one will deny the American's -
right of free speech and free FPro
thought because they are two of
the most important liberties that By S/Sgt. John F. Suszynski
we are fighting for.
But sometimes f griping and This week we welcome Pvt.
grousing is not just "blowing off Ernest P. Giuliano Jr., clarinetist
steam." Sometimes there is a ma- and violinist of South Ardmore,
licious sort of grousing, which P t o
goes far beyond the traditional Pennsylvania, to our happy little
rights of the American soldier. family. Erny came in just in time
Gossip and rumor are employed to see "Dee" Clements, R. "Jim"
as a means of vilifying the char- crow, Hal Richman and "Hector"
acter of a soldier or officer, of
casting slurs on his honor and -in- Spector elevated to an improved
tegrity, and occasionally as a de- station of life at Drew Field--
liberate libel. PRIVATES FIRST CLASS .
Such malicious rumors are not don't let any of them pull his
only criminal-they are un-Amer- rank on you, Erny. It's not just
ican. Rumors which create dissen- a coincidence that Dee's chevrons
sion, gossip which creates dissat- match the thing he brazenly calls
isfaction, and. any kind of whis- a mustache--he gets his stripes
pered remarks which are not hon- made-to-order ... the other mem-
orable enough to come out in the hers of the quartet are a bit more
open-those are the methods of modest about their military, deco-
the Axis agents who seek to dis- rations they simply go around
rupt our military system. Those shouting "PFC" and saluting each
soldiers who are foolish enough other.
to repeat idle rumor,, malicious Don't be alarmed, Erny, when
gossip, and libelous remarks are you see six men dragging Cpl.
playing into the hands of the clev- Don Stockwell to the Finance Of-
er Axis agents who are frequently fice today-Don has been some-
responsible for such trickery. what backward about collecting
Criticism of our food, complain- his furlough ration money (since
ing about the transportation sys- 'way back in February) and the
tem, dislike of a particular non- detail had to be arranged to ex-
com or officer, griping about liv- pedite the matter of "High Fin-
ing quarters, grousing about rat- ance"... Now Mrs. Stockwell can
ings can be tolerated in a small start figuring out ways of spend-
way, as the American soldier's ing the lucre.
legitimate right to blow off steam. The Society Dance Combo has
But when occasionally a particu- been gaining in popularity with
lar rumor or a malicious lie the dancers at the Army and
reaches epidemic proportions Navy Club in Sarasota-I under-
then the subtle hand of Axis stand- there are some newly-
propagandists can be discerned, acquired social obligations stretch-
Be a good American. Rebuke ing from here to there. Cpl. Mike
those who seek to spread mali- Galdino is now a regular member
cious rumors and lies. Call their of this musical group. With all
hands. Ask them for their authori- the South American music and
ty. If you suspect their loyalty to paraphernalia that Pvt. Dave
this government-report the sit- Kuttner brought back from New
nation to your commanding offi- York City, this band may turn
-cer. But above all, don't repeat or into a gang of specialists in
give any credence to rumors. If rhumba, tango, and possibly (?)
there was any truth to ,them, they samba music.
would come out in the open. It looks as though the 69th AAF
Give the Axis the Axe, and Band is being crowded out of its
Keep Mum, Chum. "Rehearsal Hall"--we .used to
have the entire lower bay of our
MARINE CORPS BASE, San barracks for that purpose, but the
Diego, Calif. Recent recruit is space has had to be utilized for
Pvt. MacDonald Carey, actor who sleeping quarters snice the Band
appears in "Star Spangled Rhy- is being augmented .. maybe
thm" and "Shadow of a Doubt." the editor of the ECHOES, now
After co-starring with Brian Don- that he is Sergeant Jess Zimmer-
levy in the picture "Wake Island," man (oh, congratulations, Jess),
One of the chaplains here at
Drew Field once knew two boys
who were brothers. Both of those
boys grew up in the same home,
both of them had the same pa-
rents, both of them had the same
teachers, both of them had the
same opportunity. Today one of
those boys is a professor in a
great university. He is known and
respected in his community and
the people who knew him as a
boy have nothing but admiration
and affection"for him.
The other boy is now serving
a long prison sentence. He has the
respect of no one. The people who
knew him as a boy say that he
got what was coming to him. Two
boys, each with equal opportu-
nity, one of them formed .a life
that is an example to follow; the
other wrought a life standing as
a warning to all who know him.
Whatkind of a life will yours be?
What kind of character will you
form? Example or warning? You
can make either of your life, the
choice is with you.
Money is a funny thing, but
funny though it may be, it is
something most people like to
have around. The funny thing
about money, though, is the way
it gets spent. There are some peo-
ple who go on the theory that
money is round so that it will
roll. They-are the ones who never
seem able to hold on to their
money. For them, money talks,
but it always says, "good bye."
But. seriously speaking, men,
what does money mean to you?
Is it something to be spent quick-
ly, foolishly, wastefully?' Or are
you the kind who can put his
money to good use? There are
some people who are always
broke the day after payday, and
they spend the rest of the month
borrowing money, or mooching
from someone else.
They are just kidding them-
selves, for the day will come when
they can no longer borrow the
money and then they will be in
a tough spot. After all, one of
these days the war is going to end
and a lot of men are going to look
for work. When that day comes,
will you have anything to tide
you over until you find work?
Will you have anything to show
for your Army life except your
discharge papers? Believe it or
not, you can't eat discharge pa-
pers or service medals, but you
can invest your Army pay wisely
and constructively. You can still
have a good time, even if you
don't throw your money around.
Money is funny; it is also im-
portant. What does it mean to you
and for you?
can give us a lead on a REAL
LITTLE BAND MYSTERY:
How come Sgt. Bud Estes spends
so much time singing the tune
"MIMI" to himself lately-Can it
have anything to do with the
Guest Artist on the Thursday
Night Rookie Roy Broadcast???
t CHURCH CALL
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. Wednesday in
8:30 P. M.-Fridays in Chapels 3.
8:00 A.M.-Saturdays in Chapel 3.
SPassover begins at noon on
April 19, 1943.'Seder services will
be held in Tampa-the Reformed
at the Hillsboro Hotel, and the
Orthodox at the Y. M. H. A., Ne-
brsaka Avenue and Ross Street.
Also at private homes. Arrange-
ments can be made up to and in-
cluding April 12 at Chaplain Fier-
man's office, Chapel No. 3, 2nd
Street ind Tampa Bay Blvd.
Religious services for Passover
will be held at Chapel No. 3 on
Tuesday, April 20, at 8 a.m., and
Wednesday, April 21, at 8 -a.m.,
and Monday, April 26, at 8 a.m.,
and Tuesday, April 27, at 8 a.m.
There will be a moving picture
"A Certain Nobleman" shown in
Chapel No. 4 on Monday night,
April 12th, at 8 p.m. The same
picture will be shown in Chapel
No. 2 on Tuesday night at 8 p. m.
HOS. & HQS. SO.
11th Fighter Wing
By Cpl. R. A. Keefe
SCongratulations, M/Sgt. Mc-
Ginnis! Remember, son, 'tain't the
initial cost; it's the upkeep. Yup,
gang, the knot was tied on' the
5th. She was the former Miss
Hazel Farnell, a native Floridian.
Gosh, "Mac," the presser an' the
parson had a close race, didn't
they? Now you know what it feels
like to be "caught with your pants
Cpl. Schaefer also tied the knot
earlier in the month, April 2nd to
be exact. Her name was Miss
Donna Will Brown, a hometown
gal. Congrats, Corporal! We sure
are going to miss M/Sgt. Alexan-
der. The best of luck to you,
"Alex!" Our loss is someone's
Our Inter-Wing Softball Tour-
nament is going great guns. The
Sad Sacks are in the lead, with
the Bitchers and Vassar Dolls
holding down second and third
April 9, 1943
Strike up the band!
Ever since he was knee high to
a grasshopper, T/Sgt. Ellwood F.
Eaton, aged 26, has tickled the
ivories and tooted the horn, hav-
ing received a thorough musical
education culminating in a degree-
in Bachelor of Music. And i
he entered the army on Jul _,
1941, at Fort Jay, New York, Ie,
Broadalbin (N. Y.) youth has util;
ized his talents for the morale
of the service.
"My most interesting experi-
ences have been in my participa-
tion in the organization of army
bands," the sergeant said. "And
I've been in on three of them.
The first one was at Camp Davis.
Then one at MacDill. And now
the one at Drew. And I honestly
believe that we've received more
cooperation from the admiriistra-
tion at Drew than we did at any
other field. We're really building
a big band here. Our full strength
will total over 40 men."
After being processed at Fort
Jay, Sgt. Eaton was sent to Camp
Davis, North Carolina, and there
he helped to organize the coast
artillery band in a new regiment.
On October 29, 1941, he was sent
to MacDill Field with a cadre to
organize an air corps band. In
June, 1942, he was transferred to
Drew, where he helped Warrant
Officer Baker to organize the 69th
Army Air Force Band. He is now
topkick and assistant band leader.-
Among his other accomplish-
ments, Sgt. Eaton is a composer
of songs. He is trying to form a
Glee Club and expects to broad-
cast over the radio with it. While
a student in Syracuse University,
Eaton sang some arias from can-
tatas and operas with Metropoli-
tan Opera Company soloists John
Guernsey and Robert Crawford,
the latter the author of the Army
Air Corps song.
The sergeant received his Ba-
chelor of Music degree from Sy-
racuse University in 1941. Before
entering the army, he was a radio
entertainer around upper New
York. The instruments at which
he is adept are the piano, trom-
bone, and French horn. He be-
longs to the Phi Nu Alpha, mu-
place, respectively. The Squadron
team'irounceed the 573th SAWBn
to the tune of 16 to 4. The chal-
lenge remains for all comers. To
schedule a game call T/Sgt.
Thomas at 425.'
The Officers and Enlisted Men's
ball game of last Tuesday turned
out to be a good scrap. It was
fought verbally more than physi-
cally, and the Enlisted Men came
out on top in the scoring column,
poking in nine runs to the ( '%I
cer's eight. Ask T/Sgt. Br'
about those postal cards fronk
.Terrace and the Floridian sighed
-Your loving Snookums!
k-.. .13TE H
Pvt. Anthony Vaconti was born
in Rochester, N. Y., where his
father ran a butcher shop. While
still in high school, Pvt. Vaconti
became interested in the arts and
crafts. Upon his graduation in
1938, he attended the Benjamin
Franklin night school.
After a short while there, he ob-
tained a fine job tutoring govern-
ment workers, imparting to them
a knowledge of arts and crafts.
Pvt. Vaconti was so successful in
this pursuit that in December,
1940, he became instructor at the
New York State Mobile Training
Unit. After a few months there he
was promoted to head of the Arts
and Crafts Department.
Pvt. Vaconti speaks of arts and
crafts with as much enthusiasm
as a painter speaks of portraits
and a sculptor speaks of his
statues. Most people find arts
and crafts a hobby, but Pvt. Va-
conti considers it his profession
and found another hobby easily.
Always greatly interested in peo-
ple, and encouraged to study them
through his contacts with the un-
derprivileged and those less for-
tunate than he, Pvt. Vaconti be-
gan to read books on sociology
and psychology and became a
student of human beings. Pvt.
Vaconti came into the Army last
September and is now doing an
excellent job assisting Lt. Jack
Sarkin in The Hobby Shop. Both
the lieutenant and Tony are
anxious to have any men inter-
ested in this work to call there,
either to observe or to engage in
this work themselves.
Shows of the Week
As the weeks pass, we get more
and more soldier participation in
our theatrical ventures, increas-
ingly larger audiences watching
these performance. We are also
getting better shows from Tam-
pa. Entertainment on the field
has become popular.
The manager of a USO show
recently said: "Recreation Build-
Number One has the best
lipped stage that I have seen
ll any Army camp. It is excep-
tionally well lit, and the curtains
have style and are properly hung.
The men must enjoy seeing shows
Many soldiers on this field pos-
sess superior talent, such men as
expert comedians Sgt. Charles
Crain, Pfc. Harry Evans, Sgt.
Harry Johnston, and Pvt. Joseph
Kenealy; fine serious actors such
as Lt. Robert Earle and Pvt.
George Blackwood; colorful sing-
ers such as Cpl. John Hession,
Pvt. Vincent Manney; writers such
as Pfc. Harry Evans and Pvt. Al-
fred Panetz; and excellent stage
technicians Pvt. John Mader and
Pvt. Murray Moskowitz.
Captain Chester K. Delano and
the Special Services staff do all
that they can to provide recrea-
tion for the men and welcome
suggestions as to how this recre-
ation can be improved. We urge
any man of talent to volunteer
his services for our soldier shows.
All that he needs to do is to come
to our office at Second and B
Street and leave his name and
address. We shall then give him a
fair and prompt audition.
On the E Spot A Typical Morning in a
Drew Field Dayroom
Service Club By Pvt. Herbert G. Gordon
Friday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.- Characters: Pete, the house
DANCE. man, in charge of the dayroom;
a rookie; Slim, the goldbrick;
Saturday, April 10, 8:00 p. m.- Moe, the G.I. guy from Brooklyn.
SOLDIER SHOW. It is about 9 a. m. and Pete, the
Sunday, April 11--To be an- house man has just finished
nounced. cleaning the dayroom in prepara-
Monday, April 12, 8:00 p.m.- tion for the Saturday inspection.
AN. C Pete has the dayroom looking
DANCE. like a million dollars.
Tuesday, April 13, 8:00 p.m.- Pete: (Looking around) There,
Concert of Recorded Symphonic if the place don't pass inspection
Music. today it won't be my fault. If only
Wednesday, April 14, 8:00 p. m. the fellers'll stay out of here 'till
-GROUP SING. it's over.
Thursday, April 15, 8:00 p. m.- (Slim walks in. He has a sad
BINGO. look on his face).
Slim: (Before Pete has a chance
RECREATION BUILDING to chase him out) Mornin', Pete.
NUMBER ONE Pete: (Frowns) Scram, Slim. I
don't want to get gigged again
(K and 1st Street) this week.
Friday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.- Slim: (Ignoring Pete's com-
Variety Show from Tampa. mand) Hey, Pete, I got a date
Saturday, April 10, 8:00 p. m.- today with a swell number, a hot
To be announced little southern gal. I need a couple
Sunday April 11, 8:00 p.m.- bucks. How 'bout forkin' over?
Old fashioned silent film "Charles I'll give it back to you payday.
Ray in Skinners Dress Suit." Pete: Get the hell outa here!
Monday, April 12, 8:00 p. m.- I'm flat broke myself. By the way,
The Right Answer or Else. 8:30 don't you owe me a buck from
p. m.-Broadcast of the Right.An- last month?
swer or Else. (Moe, the wise guy from Brook-
Tuesday, April 13, 9:00 p.m.- lyn, comes in).
USO Camp Show "Swingin On Moe: Hey, Pete, gimme a couple
Down." nickels. I wanna buy some cokes.
Wednesday, April 14, 8:00 p. m. Pete: (Annoyed) Get outa here,
Moe, till inspection is over. No-
SOLDIER SHOW. body gets any service this morn-
Thursday, April 15, 8:00 p. m.- in'. Why don't you guys get on
Concert by 69th Army Air Force the ball? Get a job so you won't
Band. 8:30 p. m.- Broadcast of haunt me like this every morning .
Concert. 9:30 p.m.-Broadcast of Moe: Did you mention work,
Rookie Roy. and His Musical Pete? I'm surprised at you. You
Scrapbook. know me an' Slim are strickly
r Pete: (Waves broom at them).
bn yW 1t B Scram! Get me! Scram, before
Oy w v F BwBCL the cap'n comes in. You can both
S// Icome back later and then we can
-- all cry on each other's shoulders.
'y. S Because if you boys think you
\ got troubles, just wait 'till you
hear my sad story. Yeap, it's hap-
pened. I think Agatha threw me
Since two of our radio pro- over for that 4-F guy back home
grams (The Right Answer or Else, an' my poor heart is just about
WDAE, Monday, 8:30-8:53 p.m., breaking Know what' I ain't re-
and Rookie Roy and His Musical ceived a letter from her in two
Scrapbook, WDAE, Thursday, days.
9:30-10 p.m.) are now broadcast Slim: (Turns to Moe) Hey, Moe,
from the stage of RB No. 1, on lend me two bucks an' I'll let you
K Avenue and First Street, in- wear my fancy khaki shirt to the
stead of from' the Tampa studio, dance tonight. You know, the one
these programs serve a twofold I got back from the laundry by
Civilians can still listen in com- Moe: Whaddaya mean-by mis-
fort and the soldiers at Drew can take?
not only listen, but see for them- Slim: You see, when you send
selves an actual radio broadcast stuff to the laundry here, you're
in the making. That this medium lucky if you get your barracks
of entertainment is a great source bag back, let alone what you sent
of pleasure to them is evident in it.
from the enormous audiences that Moe: Gee, Slim, I sure look
come to hear and see them. good in that shirt, don't I? But I
The other broadcasts, with the ain't got a red cent to my name.
exception of The Sixty-Ninth Air Just the same, if you let me wear
Force Band, which also emanates that shirt, I'll take you an' Pete
from our stage on Thursday eve- along with me tonight. I know
nings from 8 to 8:53 over WDAE,
still come from the studios in
Tampa. These broadcasts are
equally good, but we hope it is
only a matter of time until they
also come from the field.
On Monday we welcome back
Lt. George Kluge from his well-
deserved furlough. We have all
missed him greatly. but look for-
ward to his return.
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where we can get a swell .meal
an' it's free.
Pete: Did you mention food,
Moe? How do you find out all
Moe: (Bragging) I got connec-
tions, see? An' me an' the first
sergeant understand each other,
just as if we was brothers.
Pete: Yeah, you told me the
same story last time. An' when
we got back late last Tuesday,
what happened? How come the
first sergeant was so -nad at us-
if you know him so well?
.Moe: You got to remember,
Pete, that was only the ninth time
we come in late. An' marching'
with a full field pack ain't so
bad anyhow. That is, if you keep
thinking' of the good time we had
in town the night before.
(The rookie walks in. Pete takes
one quick glance at him and yells,
"Clean your feet, rookie, an' stay
outa here 'till after inspection").
Rookie: (Crestfallen) But I only
wanna couple of nickels. Please!
Pete: (In disgust) Nickels, mon-
ey lenders, goldbricks-hell, why
does everything come in here?
Moe: Lis'n, Pete. We all got
troubles of our own, too. Give us
a couple nickels so we can all
drink up an' scram outa here.
Pete: If I get gigged on account
of you guys .
Slim: You ain't got a thing to
worry about, Pete. Moe here, he
knows everything. .
Rookie: (Interrupts) Please, car
I have some nickels?
Pdte: No nickels for anybody.
No money. No nothing' for any of
you, see? (In a low voice) Why
the hell din't I join the Navy?
Slim: Let's shoot a fast game
of pool before inspection!
Pete: You guys got any pool
Moe:' Pool tickets? Who ever
heard of that?
Pete: That's straight stuff. No
more free nothing' from now on.
Now for the last time, everybody
out. (They all walk out and with
a sigh of relief Pete sits down.
Aloud to himself) An' they told
me when I took this job there
wasn't nothing' to it. Well, anyhow,
there's only four months three
weeks an' five days to my next
furlough. Agatha, please wait for
me. I'm coming' home. .
(A smile creeps over his face.
He is happy once again, not sore
at anybody, for Pete isn't dif-
ferent from any other Drew Field
soldier. He is in love. ..)
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Pag 8 IEEHE pi .14
FOUR- 0 FIVE
405th Bonmb. Group left the barracks. M/Sgt. Tom
405th Bomb. .Group "Spook" Hickson had his hand
Our commissioned officers and placed trus'ingly in 1st Lt. Orr's.
enlisted men left Drew Field Sun- A touching sight. M/Sgt. Burch
day morning and proceeded to had a rod and reel along (sounds
Orlando, for further intensive fishy, doesn't it?) S/Sgts. Chris-
study there. It was thrilling here tensen and Volpecelli, the "big
at HEADQUARTERS to witness guns" of the Sq., looked as if
'the sendoffs of the chosen indi- they werS going on a vacation.
viduals of this group. The remain- But what will happen to them
ing member.- here await their re- shouldn't happen to a dog-yet.
turn 30 days hence, at which time Lest we forget. many of the
tactics applicable, to this Group boys, having brushed their teeth
will be experienced. every morning as good soldiers
Capt. E. J. Loftus and Sgt. do, have been promoted. In order
Major Rankin are due back this we have: Sgts. Ody and Lazorick
week and 2nd Lts. Jacobs and to S/Sgt.; Cpls. Puckett, Robert-
Smith have the situation well in sonReesKretchmer to Sgt., and
hand herer I finally, Pvts. Godlewski, Derkacz.
What. is this we hear about Hannon, Robinson, Stroeble, and
Corp. Magourk being so moon- Farganis to Cpl. Now Cpl. Robin-
struck by a certain clerk in town son can stop burning incense to
that his purchase of an Air-Force Buddha.
sweat shirt turned out to be a In the Romance Dept. Sgt. La-
.signal force shirt? I briola has finally heard from Ann,
Several promotions are again to the beautiful appendicitis casual-
be noted in this group and the ty. Now we can give our right
boys are enjoying cigar aromas ears a much-needed rest. Hurrah
'once more. for love!
S/Sgt. Duff intimates that Vir- While the cats are away, the
ginia from Kansas shall soon be- rest of us mice are beginning to
come a resident of Tampa. Bless- play. Cpls. Stroeble and Dernar
ings to the lovely couple, were thinking of buying a pair
Sgt. Schott has very recently of deck-chairs; Cpl. Ralston'had
been seen at a Tampa jewelry the blue-prints for a backyard
store. What, a rock for lovely swimming pool. Cpl. Twiest just
Eldora? 'Bout time, Sgt. Best of wanted to curl up with a blonde
luck! -any blonde. But Cpl. Al Disdier.
Swho has undertaken the task of
624th Bomb. Squadron keeping us birds in line, has them
listening to reason. Aetough job,
The 624th "bosses" are now in but Cpl. D. is an old psychologist
Orlando, learning something of from 'way back.
Applied Tactics. In the meantime, S/Sgt. O'Hearn misses his side-
"right here" Hite, our very cap- kick, S/Sgt. Ody, but, along with
able staff sergeant, the man of Sgt. Pappalardo are keeping
many duties, assumes responsibil- themselves busy at the ancient
ity of keeping the boys in line. art of thumb-twiddling. O'Hearn
The 301st will receive the benefit is- currently in the lead with 70
of some expert advice when the R.P.M. But "Pappy" has been get-
personnel becomes attached to ting in some secret practice, and
them for work during the 30 days. confidently declares, for publica-
This Squadron was found to be tion, that next week he will hang
in perfect physical condition as up a record of 85 R.P.M. We'll
Lt. Wood put his okay on all the keep you posted.
boys. Speaking of Lt. Wood, if a .____
popularity contest was held on
fl-,i.- d ^. ....... 1 fi- 1.^ i.- ,, 3rd FIGHTER COMMAND
tLIS t.ield, lif Would be rig.i. L upl
among the leaders. He is a "reg-
ular guy," and you know what
that means in this Army.
, Lt. Catterton further demons-
trated his ability as a lawyer and
Adjutant when he won an acquit-
tal for one of the boys of the 84th
in a recent Courts Martial case.
He's a good man to have on your
Generally, college graduates at-
tain a higher I.Q. than the men
Who haven't had the benefit of
such an education. However, the
624th has a man with only 22.
years high school education who
tops all the men of this squadron.
It is probably safe to say that his
,141 is one of the highest in the
22nd Wing. We salute elongated
S/Sgt. Donald R. Lafferty, gun-
ner-mechanic. Since he enlisted
in the Army, Lafferty has spent
a great deal of his time in Army
Technical Schools and has always
managed to finish near the top
of his class.
During wartime there is always
that continual cry to stop wasting
man hours. How about applying
that old axiom, "Charity begins
at Home," to the 22nd Wing? A
solution to. the mess problem
would result in the saving of
many man hours. It's a common
occurrence to stand in line for an
hour waiting for chow. As a sug-
gestion, why.'not open both sides
of the mess hall to the enlisted
men up to a certain hour and
have the Officers eat later. Say,
for instance, at breakfast, if the
E.M. were to use both sides up
until 7 a. m. and then .one. side
to closing time. It would give the
men on the line an opportunity
of getting on the jobs and having:
the planes in readiness by the
time the pilots are ready to fly.
Everyone in the 624th is smok-
ing cigars as a result of the fol-
lowing men being "upped" a
'grade: S/Sgt. Stringham, S/Sgt.
Reidy, S/Sgt. McCoy, S/Sgt. Hor-
rell, Sgt. Angier, Sgt. Brenden,
'Sgt. Ross, Sgt. Vernon, Sgt. Hen-
drickson, Sgt. McIntyre, Sgt.
Hartnett, Sgt. Glasser,. Sgt. Beall,
Cpl. Arbaczawski, Cpl. Bach, Cpl.
Savage and Cpl. Gibson.
627th Bomb. Squadron
By Cpl. James E. Hannon
The 627th barracks, these days.
except for the sour baritone of
Sgt. "Big George" Hammond, is
reminiscent of Grant's Tomb
(New York City, fella!) As. you
probably don't know, many of our
noble warriors have departed for
the be-yoo-ti-ful city of Orlando
from whence they will return in
a month's time as full fledged
It was quite a send-off. Lts.
Radtke, Hull, Smith,- Orr, and
Reiff led the boys as they slowly
By Pfc. Alvin M. Amster
Saturday night. Jeemy Robin
out with schoolteacher g.f. Robin
must return to Drew. It was cold.
Robin would freeze. .Result,
Jeemy's-g.f. loaned him one of her
nicely knit beige sweaters to wear
back; Beautifully knit, too.
Say, Sgt. Gosselin, we're all
"sweating out" anotherr Sq. party.
Congratulations to our new
Captains-C. B. Bateman, C. G.
Sharkey, and D. L. Zabriskie.
From Pfc. Don Daugherty, just
returned from a Washington, D.
C., furlough, "Washinegon is all
full of brass. I probably saluted
.even a couple of doormen."
Burke and Duncan say the
Clearwater gals are still OK.. :
Oliver G. Noland is our Hq. W.O.
Joffrion, Jovner, and Butler
taking turns making eyes at those
six Clearwater babes.
Cohn, Corry, and Schmittke had
come exercise when Ihev had to
wMsh what val's car to set it start-
ed? TECH SGT. Karches ob-
served shining PVT. Page's- shoes
and later making up Page's bed.
S.Ehring still in hospital.
The Question Period
Since the Base laundry service
is so bad, maybe Kehr ain't so
'umb ironing his ow'n clothes? .
Wonder why us doggies at Drew
have no Base QM laundry .s.rv-,
'e. And more wondering why
'he bus service is once again so
lousy? Isn't there a Pood samari-
tan who'll go to bat for us and
see that things are done properly?
Welcome back to Sgt. "Rastus"
Williams, our itinerant photog-
rapher. Carlin brought a car
-acak with him from furlough. .
oob Kane almost didn't get back
Saturday night waiting for the'
tqs. Tito still waiting for his
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selection for April is W:
Saroyan's novel, "The H
Comedy." The movie right
this book have been sole
$59,000. Mickey Rooney wil
as Homer Macauley, the f
messenger in Ithaca, Califl
This is a story of simple A
ican folk in wartime. The p
weak but the characters are
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The Macauleys are a lo
family-Ulysses, age 4, H
Bess, Mrs. Macauley, and M
who is in the Army. The s:
everyday happenings of this
ily and their neighbors are :
spersed with humor and pal
The author subtly preset
formula for living in a war-
topsyturvy world through b
his philosophy woven into
speeches of his characters.
Den and ink sketches of
Freeman catch the spirit o
story and enhance the rem
enjoyment of the book.
Saroyan already has won
literary acclaim for his plays
short sketches. The Human
medy is his first full-length :
and it now ranks fifth on the
Barry Fleming's "Colone:
fingham's Raid" and the "Die
Digest" by Mary Louise A
are two more April selection:
the Book-of-the-Month Club
Club's selections are donate
the armed forces and they a)
currently on our library she
This w week's display.:will
"Books and the Movies."
Library service will be gr
facilitated by the installation
a Kardex filing system. The
of borrowers' cards have
replaced this week by a me
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AIi 9. 1943 TH ECHOE Page 7
301st Bomb. Sq. News years in the Ah my could take les- target. He was shooting at 24 and
Sons in "picturesque speech" from hit the bull's eye on target 23, as
Silver bars have. been flashing the newsboy in our mess hall. witnesses may attest.
lately with some recent promo- "Wings" Flor was observed Several beautiful tans have ap-
tions among the ranks of- the off- downtown receiving a lecture on peared on some of the fellows
cers. Those elevated to Ist Lieu- the "facts of life" and "Tampa hot and, it might be noted, not a few
tenants are: Lts. Bohle, Housman, spots" from a shoeshine boy. cases of sunburn.
Littleton, Davis, Van Sickle, and We wonder how Pvt. James A bouquet of lilies to Pvt. Vent-
Webster. Taylor acquired all his knowledge sias on his return from the hospi-
That proud look on M/Sgt. of N.Y.C. night life? tal to the Communications De-
Rooney's face these days is caused Jack Lacetena enjoyed his 0- a Communications De-
by h'.s recent promotion from day sojourn in New York. Mike apartment.
Tech. If you didn't get one of the Malachewitz has also departed The Army is managing to strug-
ciga.s he so freely gave out, you temporarily for the northern re- gle. along without the services of
missed a fine smoke. M/Sgt. gions. We hope he has a good time Pvts. Griffith and Woodall, now
Rooney is one of the few original on his furlough, on furlough.
30lst men still with us, and is Sgt. Otto Radies hit a bull's eye Proposed motto for the 303rd:
one of the pillars of the organiza- on the firing range the other day. "First in war, -first in peace and
tion. The only trouble, it was the wrong last in the mess hall."
We offered our congratulations
some time ago to Lt. Richard S.
Whitelaw, and since then have THREE THIRTY NINTH
been able to interview him on
his recent marriage. Numerous
men have passed along their ad-
miration for his lovely bride, the 482nd Bombardment Sq. After seeig his wife all we have
former Mary G. Weiler of Santa to say is"Lucky Guy!
Paula, Calif., which is the groom's. With so many new faces in this Lt. Carroll is certainly inter-
home town also. The wedding outfit there are times when in- ested in the mail service. We
A. place at the Tampa Terrace productions are needed. So, boys, heard him say the other day*that
,'el, March 24th, at 7 o'clock. be sure and let yourself be known he wanted the mail man to be
plain Fix officiated. Lt. John in the squadron... Are you bash- sure and have transportation. We
Wilson a close friend of the ful? Do you miss women? Then wonder why! Chuckle, Chuckle,
groom was best man. The bride apply at once to S/Sgt. Knox's Chuckle!!!
flew here for the wedding, but lovelorn column in operations. The men of this squadron are
was forced to take a train from We understand he has an angle certainly proud of their C.O., Lt.
Atlanta, because of priorities, or two in town! Marvin D. Norris. He is easily
The Drew Field rifle range was The mail situation was getting accessible at all times and. makes .
again the. scene of heavy action serious so Cpl. Sayre, the 'Champ,' it a point to personally welcome
Thursday and Friday, as the men gets up and plays havoc in the all new men coming into the
of the 301st with several other ring-maybe next mail call will squadron.
squadrons stormed its heights, bring the letter you are waiting Lt. Minella, we think, is the
No casualties were reported. Sev- for, "Champ." Congrats to the record holder for the number of
eral more men have attained the medical dept. boys on their first duties assigned him. We know of
ranks of marksman. chevrons. Pfc. Seifts and Pfc. at least four positions he holds.
"Suzy" is the mother of a litter Edwards are the boys. He is Finance Officer, Chemical
of eight puppies, and a proud Under the guiding hand of the Officer and Assistant Adjutant.
mother she is. About a year ago officers of this squadron and the That should put him in the cate-
she herself first saw the light of willingness of the enlisted person- gory of a "one man army." And
day, about the time the 301st was nel, a transformation has entered while we are on the subject, we
formed. "Suzy" and the 301st have our weary lives. Just like being want to congratulate him on the
grown up together and both are sent to a Shangri-La, eh, fellows? really fine job being done in the
doing fine. Any questions as to Who is AAA in this outfit? Not mess hall.
how the puppies are doing can be a plug for the Chamber of Com-
answered by their guardian, Sgt. merce, either. By looking over
Crockett. the roster, we find it is jovial 485th Bombardment Sq.
S-__ Pvt. AA Adler.
S Bomb. Sq n ilence in the dark of night! A Lt. James H. Hayden, the adju-
..302nd Bomb. Squadron sudden roar-what is it? A dive tant of the 485th, is back again
Our mail room is having its bomber? For further information to take up his old duties along
face lifted, and the 301st has consult Pvt. Bellman on his with a few new ones. He has been
moved out. We hope to be able method of combating mosquitoes, away from his old friends for the
to find our office if they decide The theme song of the 482nd is past two months, attending the
to move it. If they could work "When The Lights Go On Again." Adjutant General's School at Fort
out a system that would avoid Yes, fellows, the First Sarge Washington, Maryland. To say -
the rush hour mob scenes, every- hums it every morning. Take that we have missed him and are
one would be happier: but the note, "A long elapse brings col- pleased to have him back puts it
main thing is keeping the letters lapse" (K.P.) We, the 482nd, mildly. We are happy to have him
rolling, and those fearless mail want to extend a cordial welcome in our midst again. We under-
clerks do a very nice job. to the new flying officers who stand that since his attendance at
Tuesday morning the 302nd have been transferred recently to several of the Army's schools, he
changed their barracks personnel this unit. We hope you will be is one of the best informed admi-
to bring the different groups to- happy with us. nistrative officers in the group.
gether. Radio men can scan the Success to you, Lt. Hayden.
floor as far as the eye can reach 483rd Bombardment Sq. We are sure the boys of Slua-
and see only radio men, clerks dron 485 will miss Cpl. Daniel
can speak clerkese to each other, Having settled down to the Behan for more than just a day.
transportation men can ride each normal life of the army (moving), He was born in good old Ireland
other. This makes everything very we are now ready to go to piess. and dared to try his fortune in
cozy. Do you feel cozy, boys? Congratulations to the new mess. this country 14 years ago. Now
Return of the native. Harold S. Say, but that is the first time a he has been discharged as over-
Nelson ,one of our "on the ball" bit of vinegar ever caught flies., age.
communications men, has return- All in all the mess has really His quiet manner and pleasing
ed from a long vacation in the started off with a bang and with personality made him a favorite
hospital. He feels much better, the men that are in charge of it among his comrades. Though he
and we thank Miss Wynn and we know it will continue that is no longer in the armed services.
Miss Dooley for taking such good way. of his foster country, he is still
care of our little boy. T/Sgt. Greenberg has leen in there pitching as hard as ever.
Joseph Barry, who. entered the threatening to get a short hair We hear that he is working in
hospital for an operation last cut; M/Sgt. Hardee is trying to Victoria, New York, making gy-
week, is now recuperating in add a few more hairs to the roscopes for both airplanes and
grand style. He'll probably rate a adornment on the upper lip and ocean ships. Without these vital
furlough when they get him up we wonder how long that will instruments modern navigation
and around again, last. Sgt. Pharo is now resting would be an impossibility. So
Medicine hath charms. Ed Mor- easier at night. He used to do cheers for ex-Corporal Behan
rison and Joe McKee, enlisted calisthenics with the chronic sno- who's doing his bit for freedom
medicos, seem to be going steady. rers' on each side of him by shak- and Uncle Sam.
D.amon and Pythias. were great ing their cots-both at the same
pals, but they never made the time. Since the move to the new t
Corps. area, he has managed-to find two I
h e.had a. lovely time Friday, men who don't .snore (didn't think
asks and all. If Drew Field it was possible). T/Sgt. Shelnut. COMPLETE
is ever gassed by the enemy, they is communicating between what DIN
will soon find out that they are two stations and then only to find NE R S
wasting their gas. Our men now that the sweet young thing was ,,.. ,,i. Poultry, Groceries, and
are lightning quick with their down here all the time? Delicatessen., Herring, Lox and
masks, and can identify .any gas Our adjutant, 1st Lt. Peter E. ',in""ids of fish. strictly fresh.
known-and some unknown. Fineran, has passed out the cigars. ii.Zi,'. BEER. SANI)'ICIES
The weekend kept us busy, with Nice going. Wish you could get a FINMAN'S KOSHER
the super inspection Saturday promotion every day.
morning, and the review in the What Sgt. from the deep south MARKET
afternoon. These jaundiced old is going around trying to pron- iny. Kosher %Market in Tampa
eyes have never seen such beau- ounce Japanese with a real South- 'il E. Broadawny Ph. M. 56-15.
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better not be done too often or too!
the boys will wear away the S/Sgt. Pinkerton is back in the
woodwork. fold from South America. We ex-
----- tend our greetings to him and DINE AND DANCE AT
303rd Bomb. Squadron sure are glad to have him with LICATA'S
Intelligence Section us. LICATA'S
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Squadron News you that anything you might have EARDEE E
Is it true that Pfc. Ernest Cat- you tat an ing ou definitely wel-
lett, who hails from Akron, Ohio .of news value is definitely wel-
lett, who hails from Akron, Ohio, corne Just turn it in the First
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tive service? -- .FINEST LIQUORS
Lt. K. N. Birkett, instructing FINEST
his class in aircraft identification, 484th Bombardment Sq. DANCING EVERY NITE
inadvertently flashed a picture of 22nd Street Causeway N
a. plane upside down on the S/Sgt. Cochran is all smiles nd ree ausewa
screen. His only comment was, these days. And no wonder, since Phone Y 1715
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Fight To Draw
On Army Show
By Pfc. Delwin Baggett
The second monthly boxing
match between Drew, MacDill
and Third Air Force was held at
the Municipal Auditorium last
Monday night before approxi-
rnately 1000 fans.
In the 10-bout program, Mac-
Dill won three, drew two and lost
one in six bouts. The 21st Bomb
Group of MacDill won two, one
draw and two losses. Drew had
one win, a draw and one defeat,
while Third Air Force headquar-
ters finished with one win, one
draw and two losses. No field
won a team victory as no field
had the same number of fighters
In the feature bout of the night,
Al Sayre, of Drew, and Joey
Smithers, of MacDill, fought to a
draw for the middleweight cham-
pionship of the Third Air Force.
Both boys put on a clever exhibi-
tion of foot work and blocking
punches in the gruelling three
rounds that kept the spectators
on the edge of their seats.
Sayre beat Tommy Purcell, of
Lakeland, one of the leading mid-
dleweights in this section for the
right to meet Smithers for the
championship. The two boys will
probably meet in the next fight
card to be held in May. Larry
Ford donated the belt that will
be given the champion, when he
The only knockout of the night
was furnished by Cpl. F. J. Graf,
of MacDill, in tagging Pvt. Olin
Scott, of Third Air Force, in the
third round for a T/k.o. Scott
tried to slug-it out with his cool
opponent who stepped back and
hit the onrushing Scott as he
came in for a half-dozen knock-
downs before the fight was stop-
The semi-windup of the card
was furnished by the super show-
man, Pvt. "Popeye" Holland of
Drew, the aging welterweight,
who at one time was champion
of the Pacific fleet. Holland tried
very hard to catch the clever Joe
Kassab, of the 21st Bomb Group,
off guard but his counter punch-
ing was too much for the old man
and he won the bout by decision.
As usual, Popeye was the No. 1
showmari. He came into the ring
wearing a sailor's cap (the original
Popeye's) and puffing hard on a
corncob pipe that laid down a
smoke screen as he trotted down
the aisle to the ring.
Drew's only victory of the eve-
ning was turned in by Pvt. Henry
Mendoza who outpunched Staff
Sgt. Pat Pangallo, 145, of the 21st
Bomb Group, to win the decision.
The two boys mixed it up freely
and was one of the best bouts of L
The scheduled match between
Staff Sgt. Pat Lucas, of the 21st
Bomb Group, and Pvt. Joe Ball-
samo, of Drew. was postponed h
when the doctor refused to allow C
alsamo to fight because of a
boil on his arm.
25 Years in Tampa
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Blues or Ballads --- She Puts Them Across
Maybel Mayfair, attractive 19-year-old thrush, handles the
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DOWN" will appear at RB No. 1 on April 13 at 8 P.M.
Army Air Forces Technical Specialists
To Wear Distinctive Sleeve Patch
A distinctive sleeve patch has. ed radio tower with flashes em-
been authorized for wear by en- anating from the top.
listed technical specialists of the Engineering: A gear wheel cen-
Army Air Forces in the job classi- tered in the triangle.
fications of armament, communi- Photography: Picture of a ca-
cations, engineering, photography, mera, with bellows open, lens
and weather, the War Department pointing slightly down to the
announced today, right.
The patches have the same Weather: A weather vane with
basic design, a 21, inch equilateral a horizontal cross arrow at the
triangle, resting on the point, on top.
a background of ultramaiine blue, The sleeve patch will be worn
with individual distinguishing de- centered on the outside of the
sign in gold within to represent right sleeve of the blouse, field
each of the five technical spe- jacket, and shirt (when worn
cialist classifications, without the blouse), with the
The distinguished symbols are: lowest point 4 inches above the
Armament: A bomb pointing lower edge of the sleeve. On the
down to the right, fatigue uniforms it will be worn
Communications: Pyramid shap- on the left breast pocket.
"Things I Never Knew
By G. K. THAW
That: If all the SHAVETAILS
were laid end to end, its total
even Ripley wouldn't believe it.
That: They have two kinds of
pills for your ills in this man's
That: A. copy of SHIPPING
LISTS is not sent first to the la-
That: All that glitters is not a
That: If you want to find a
heel, see your SUPPLY SER-
GEANT (I'm only kidding, Sgt.
That:- Those pictures of Army
life showing G.I. FOOT LOCK-
ERS are just propaganda.
That: When the sergeant asks
for experienced men in SHORT-
HAND, it usually means they are
short handed in the kitchen.
That: You always pull ROOM
ORDERLY on your day off.
That: Your own mother would
not recognize you on those
CLASS B PASSES.
That: The company DA Y
ROOM sees most of its action at
'I'hat: A.W.O.L. really means
After Women or Liquor.
That: NON-COM doesn't mean
That: They always leave a piece
of that needle in your arm when
they give you those .SHOTS (at
least it feels that way).
That: I wouldn't rush for my
bathing trunks when summoned
to the MOTOR POOL.
That: You. can always teLH a
NON-COM by his stripes; a
YARDBIRD by his gripes.
That: They don't keep you in
stitches at the BASE HOSPITAL
(you have to pull yourself to-
That: P.F.D. means Private for
That: PAY DAY on an Army
base, thd field is deserted as a
butcher's window on Tuesday.
That: You don't order or ask
in the Army, you just REQUISI-
That: When you finally meet
that swell looker at the USO, you
That: After six or seven of
those interviews at the CLASSI-
FICATION OFFICE you find you
have been at the wrong vocation
all these years.
That: A DRILL SERGEANT
has a language all his own (Hup,
''ot: An ARMY COOK has a
varied menu (he has learned 25
ways to prepare potatoes).
The following pictures will play
in Theatres 1 and 4 on the dates
_Saiurday, April 10
PRIDE OF THE YANKEES
Gary Cooper, Terese Wright
Fifth Column Mouse
Sunday, April 11
Dennis O'Keefe, Simone Simon
The Last Lesson
The baffy Duckaroo
Monday, April 12
Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14
HAPPY GO LUCKY
Mary Martin, Dick Powell
The Olympic Champ
Thursday, April 15
HE HIRED THE BOSS
Mexican Police on Parade
Friday, April 16
HIT PARADE OF 1943
John Carroll, Susan Hayward
Plan For Destruction
Bravo, Mr. Strauss
The following pictures will play
in Theatres 2 and 3 on the dates
Friday 9, Saturday 10
HELLO, 'FRISCO, HELLO
Alice Faye, John Payne,
MARCH OF TIME No. 8
Sunday 11, Monday 12
HAPPY GO LUCKY
Mary Martin, Dick Powell,
News of the Day No. 259
Tuesday, April 13
Wednesday 14, Thursday 15
HIT PARADE OF 1943
John Carroll, Susan Hayward
Plan for Destruction
News of the Day No. 260
Wired Anywhere in the U. S. A.
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We Also Carry a Complete Line of
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The Tavern Bar & Grill.
HOT AND COLD LUNCHES
Spaghetti a Specialty
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THE EC -n-O E '
April 9, 1943