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General Note: "Published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field."
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VOL.2NO.6 Published Exclusively in the Interests of he Personnel of Drew Field Friday, April 16, 1943



VOL, 2. NO. 6 Published Exclusively in the Interests of the Personnel of Drew Field Friday. April 16, 1943


The "Cistern Twin"
Finally Found at
Bradenton Base

The long hunt of Mrs. Dick
Catron, Idaho housewife, for her
long-lost brother, the "cistern
twin" 'soldier whom she had last
seen as an abandoned infant, is
over.
Now theiway is clear for her
to-visit Pvt. William Allen Ha-
milton, who was surprised to
learn there was so much excite-
ent concerning his whereabouts.
Mrs. Ca*ron was in Rockport,
Mio., awaiting word from the
Army as to when she could come
to Tampa on the rest of her sav-
ings to sse Hamilton "before he
is sent overseas." 'The Army said,
"Come ahead."
Away On Hike
The 23-year-old soldier, away
on a hike, had not seen the stories
in the papers about his sister's
long hunt for him. First dis-
patches from Omaha, Neb., did
not give his present name, and
there was some confusion in the
search until his correct name was
received.
When Mrs. Catron arrives in
Tampa, it will be the first time
the twins have been together
since they were found abandoned
in an old Omaha well in 1920.
Adopted by different families
soon after they were found, they
grew up without knowing each
other's identities. Only recently
Mrs. Catron decided to try to find
him, .and set out with her savings
from Twin Falls, Idaho, on her
3,000-mile trip.
In Omaha she appealed for help
through a newspaper, and found
that the foster family of her
brother still lived there. They in-


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The lovely and glamorous Ste
haiic dance team in USO-Camp
SPEED AHEAD," which will be
No. 1 on April 30. at 8 P. M.

Byzantine History
Professor Says That
He Likes the Army


ed her that he was at Drew A professor of history, a Byzan-
tine scholar, a doctor of philo-
Receives Radio Offers sophy, a linguist with a reading
.ce the story of her search knowledge of Greek, Russian,,
ared in the Omaha World French, German, Spanish and a]
Id she has received radio bit of Italian, such are the consi-
, letters and pictures from derable accomplishments of 43-
lurses who cared for her at year-old Greek-born Pvt. Kostin
)maha hospital, and letters T. Argoe, now stationed in Drew
ery state in the Union. She Field with a signal air warning
telegrams from well-wishers training ba'taliqn.
urned down all radio offers, Agoe, born in the state of
ig simply: Corinth in the Pelopennesians,
11 I want to do is find my was left an orphan at the age of
.er." eight, and he emigrated to the
talented violinist and dancer, United States when he was 14
Catron was selected as the years old, coming to live with his
;y queen of Atchison county uncle in Indianapolis. He has lived
issouri before she was mar- in the Midwest ever since.
"I'll never forget the Corinthian
meanwhile, amid the nation- Gulf," he said with a sigh, his
flurry, the Pvt. Hamilton, eyes gaming with the memory
working quietly at his signal of its tropical splendor, "for I
job near Bradenton. He had have been rimmed in by flat land
stationed at Drew Field ever since I le't Greece. That is,
weeks ago, but was there until I got in the Army."
a week before being trans- Since coming to Drew Field,
i to Tallant Field at Bra- the Greek-born American soldier
in. has noted the close resemblance
ie Got Letter From Her between Florida and Greece, with
knew- she was looking for '.heir fruit-bearing trees and other
Hamilton told Lt. A. G. tropical features.
ipson, assistant public rela-
officer of Drew Field. "I Mc'lv ly in Academic Circles
Letter from her yesterday, Argoe's life, since coming to
didn't know whether it was America, has been spent mostly
.e- or no'." in academic circles. He received
Thompson explained that his A.B. degree from the Univer-
Catron was really his sister, sity of Chicago, where he majored
had traced records to make in languages, in 1922. Since then
The finding of him had be- this swarthy, medium-sized, soft-
almost an obsession with spoken scholar has done transla-
he pointed out. lions of Greek writers, newspaper
she"s really my sister, I'd work and taught school.
mighty well to see her," Ha- "My Ph. D.," he said laughingly,
n said. "I acquired on the installment
e soldier-twin said he was plan. I studied under Professor
ged to a Missouri girl. A. A. Vasiliev, famous Byzantine
)rd was sant last night to scholar, and it wasn't until 1938
Catron informing her that that I was awarded my Ph. D. in
brother had been located, history by the University of Wis-
__ consin."
w ives $6,639.24 From then, until entering the
w G es $,639.2 Army on November 14, 1942, at
In Red Cross Drive Fort Sheridan, Illinois, he has
taught American history, medie-
total of $6,639.24 had been val and modern European history
tribute to the American in the Wright Junior College of
Cross by Drew Field per- Chicago. He was responsible for
nel up to Wednesday night, introducing Latin American his-
irding to Lt. Col. Robert W. tory there, and instituted Pan-
oney, general chairman for American Day there last April 14.
drive of this field o Fond of poetry, drama and mu-'
s reports from personnel on sic. Argoe has edited a book of
Sduty continue to come in, poems, "Verses Mild and Harsh,"
amount is being increased written by Kostin Palamas, the
it is indicated that Drew
d's contribution to this noted Greek poet who died in
ds contribution to thisGreece while the Germans were
thwhile cause will be a lib- G
one. (Continued on Page 8)


7APSTERS! Latin American Boys r0 Intensify
Add Pan American
Touch to Drew Field War Bof d Drive

While April 14 was Pan Amer-
ican Day in Tampa, every day is AmSng i EiliaS
Pan American Day at Drew Field.
Among thousands of soldiers borna"We
in this country are many men "We are going to intensify ei-
from other countries in the west- vilian personnel participation in
ern hemisphere. the war bond drive," said Lt. Ed-
He re are soldiers born in Brazil, ward B. Dailey, on the eve of
in Argentina, in Ecuador; here assuming his new responsibilities
are soldiers from Latin American as Base War Bond Officer.
islands, from Central American In addition to his new duties,
S peninsulas. Lt. Dailey is Insurance, Army
While men of those countries Emergency Relief and Ration Of-



SGetting Better Acquainted Drew Field civilian personnel.
,: ... In bull sessions in the tents and The civilians at Drew have lagged
.. barracks Yankee soldiers are get- far behind that of the composite
ting better acquainted with their participation of the Fourth Serv-
Latin American friends from an- ice Command's civilian personnel.
other continent. From the army The February figures for the
associations, of this war may Fourth Service Command were
: come the leaven which will 58.13 per cent participation and
Spread into mutual trust among 5.89 per cent pay deductions. Lat-
the ordinary peoples of both con- est available figures for the War
tinents af'er the war. Department indicates 64.4 per cent
S:- Take Pvt. George Urbina, for and 6.3 per cent
instance. Born in Granada, Nica- Lt. Dailey said, "The military
S. "*. ragua, in Central America, hes a | personnel of Drew, on a generally
.. ." general clerk and typist at Drew lower pay basis, are on a much
t1AN Field. The 29-ear-old Nicaraguan higher level in war bond partici-
is a high school graduate, with nation than the civilian personnel
six months of junior college train- ion a relatively higher pay basis."
rner Sisters, clever tap and acro- ing in San Francisco before en- The goal established for civilian
Shows' musical revue "FULL tering the army in October. Sold personnel, Lt Dailey pointed out,
presented at Drew Field in RB on America soon after he gotis to be at least 9 -per ce nt par-
here, he still takes pride in his ticipation and 10 per cent pay de-
native country. He's always talk- auctions.
Drew Field Soldier ing about his boyhood, and fellow ___
Drew Field Soldier soldiers have learned a lot about
Veteran of Many Nicaragua from him. Signal Corps
SPvt. Joseph J. Sainz, 39, of Baseball Team
Raids Over Tunisia Oriente, Cuba, has been in this
country about four years, and was Meets MacDill
Sgt. Gilliam was inducted Aug. a clinical laboratoryassistant in
9, 1940. Like other soldiers guarciCalifornia before enlisting last
9, 1940. Like other soldiers guard Drew Signal Corps baseball
duty, pulled-K. P., cussed the November. Because he has some Drewd MaDil will meet Sull
drill sergeant at basic training automobile mechanic experience, team and MacDillwillmeet un
drill sergeant at basic training day. i "h Arm a afternoon on the MacDill
fluently and silently, but prob- he s Amfield in thefirst official ga of
ably with a better vocabulary, as' Another Typical One
ably with a better vocabulary, asrk Another typical Pan American the season between the two nines.
her comes from Smackovero, wtArk.,s Jn Ze 4, of El Sal MacDill defeated the Flag-
where they don't fool around with s Juan eaya, 4, va- Wavers in a practice game early
cuss words. (Continued on Page 8) in the season by the score of 4 to
He learned armament at Lowry 2. Th eSignal Corps team, how-
Field, and was shipped to a post A Gal From ever, will be at full strength for
for placement. But unlike many rthe Sunday game after knocking
others, he bounced only once and "A Guy Named Joe" over the strong Food Machinery
that was from Ft. Benning, Ga., nine of Lakeland last Saturday,
into the thick of the damndest 9-2, in their first game of the sea-
war this world has ever known. h son.
Not until he reached Kettering, Vito Tamulis, former major
England, did he received gunnery league pitcher, will start on the
training, and he got it from vet- ,j .i,": mound for the Signal team. In his
eran gunners before we entered 'first appearance of the season at
the war. Gunners who had been ..: Lakeland, he whiffed 14 men and
shooting at more than flag targets, ? walked two. Thomas will be be-
and who knew all the fine points 'hind the plate.
of successfully accomplishing a
mission. .n Ft Rd You Suppl the Brains
Went On First Raid ppy t ra s
It was on independence Day, i A modern airplane has practi-
July 4, 1942, that Sgt. Gilliam I. cally everything but brains. These
and his squadron were called out must be supplied by the men who
for their first operations. fly them.
"Naturally, we were nervous," : While it would be infinitely bet-
he said. "We had spent a lot of ter if these jits of human tissue,
time preparing for this moment. cells and nerves could be incor-
We were edgy, smoked a lot of p 'porated in the engine nacelles or
cigarettes. They gave us our mis- behind the instrument panel, un-
sion. Targets in Abbeville. France. :fortunately this has not yet been
It was a low level mission, zero i done. tc c ci-
altitude. i I That intricate piece of machin-
altie .e;;te c (ry known as an airplane will do
"We check our course and our almost anything you want it to if
orders carefully. Our crew had you treat it right but you can't
been together for nearly three :. expect the landing gear to swing
years, and we had plenty of con- ., down into place if you forget to
fidence in each other. Our C. O., w.', snap the switch. By the same
Col. Charles Kegelman, and the token you can expect the wheel
pilots were through with the _- ,.. assembly to fold up under you on
briefing, and we took our posi- ,'- a take-off if you flipped the
tions in the planes. Our ips "wheels up" switch when you
were A-20's, or RAF "Bostons"- -' t' thought you were lowering the
fast bombers. We had machine wing flaps.
guns in the nose, a gun turret The pilot, the man who sup-
midship, and a belly gun port in plieE the brains for this high
the bottom of the fuselage, which powered, yet delicate, monster of
was my position. We also had ": the air, must be on the alert 60
aboard a maximum bomb load. seconds of every minute he's
"We took off from the field in handling the ship. He can take off
order, fell into formation and P perfectly, fly the course without
headed for Europe. The channel .-' error and land with ease but care-
below seemed hardly larger than lessness in taxiing to a parking
a, big river, and the coast of place may rob him of all credit
France grew as we watched. We Actress Irene Dunne, co-starred and cost a couple of hundred for
knew that when we reached it with Spencer Tracy, is shown in wing repairs.
wnewold h hen etall over our the above scene from Metro-Gold- I The smart pilot will check
e would be practically over our wyn-Mayer's forthcoming film, "A I everything before take-off, press
oo e e eove Guy Named Joe.' Miss Dunne de- every button and snap every
Soon we were over France. picts the role of a ferry.command switch with.the care and precision
and then Abbeville, and we peeled pilot in the New Guinea area. a machine valued at many thou-
off and headed for our target. We Portions of "A Guy Named Joe" sands of dollars deserves, and,
went into our first dive, and the will be filmed at Drew Field a above all, obey every flight rule
(Continued on Page 8) few weeks hence. land regulation he knows.







THE EC O SApi 6,14


Statement of the Owanersip and Management of III Fighter Command
The Air Base Bus Line, Inc. y Pfc. Roy swarlz
After many tiresome hours of
triangulations and dry runs, the
L:-at week's editorial dealt in general with the subject of rumors company fired on the range last
and gossip, with relation to military efficiency. It was stressed that week. The results were very good.
acceptance and repeating of rumor and gossip was not only unmili- "Merriment" was the keyword
tary, out definitely un-American. In order to answer specific rumors at the Company's. party, where
rega'ling the ownership and management of the Air Base Bus Line, everyone drank beer, sang, or
Inc.. which operates the buses running to and from Drew Field, the played cards. Cpl. Camporille was
folho'.ving facts are submitted. The information was given by Mr. A. in his prime, pounding out swing
Pickens Cole, prominent Tampa attorney, who is president of the music on the piano as Earl Rush
company, provided the floor show with his
There are only five stockholders in the Air Base Bus Line, Inc., jig dance. Sgt. Polk kept busy
which: is a Florida corporation, with offices in the Tampa Theatre all evening filling up that gallon
Building. They are A. Pickens Cole. 2603 Jetton Street, president; jug, while J. D. High watched
J. A. Whiting, Davis Island. vice-president and general manager, his new partner lose money. The
who i~ also president of Tamiami Trailways, Inc.; F. H. Forbes, treas- best saying at the party: Pfc.
urer, who lives at 1003 E. Ottawa Street and is treasurer of Tamiami Kolky to Capt. Snow: "Hey, Sir,
Trailways, Inc.; W. H. Whiting, of 1105 32nd Avenue, who is operat- if you've got time, fill up our
ing n-anager; and Miss Elizabeth Donovan, 800 Patterson Street, who cups!"
is scw'e:ary. There are only 100 shares of no-par stock, representing It is reported that Sykes and
the entiree ownership of this corporation. All shares of stock were Swoboda completed their fur-
satisfrctorily accounted for. lough trips in Maranville's car
According to Mr. A. Pickens Cole, president, no member of. the without a scratch.. We wish to
inilitary personnel, either an officer or enlisted man, owns any s'ock announce that, in addition to his
in this corporation, or has any interest in it, directly or indirectly. other duties, Sgt. Lynch will con-
No .wvner of this stock is a relative of, or acting for, any member of tinue to carry on as company
the c:llitary personnel of either Drew or MacDill Field. No officer chaplain. Losee says the beds
,or existed man profits, directly or indirectly, through any conces- in B-8 are so close together that
sion. restaurant or any other means of making money through this there is not a chance to roll off
bus L'ne. on the floor... Mail Orderly Cpl.
"'Te Air Base Line. Inc.. operates under a license from the War Kuchie was giving his new little
Department in Washing'on, giving it the right to serve both Drew friend quite a twirl at the carni-
and MacDill Fields. The license is renewable from year to year. It val last Saturday "Moon"
is strictly a private corporation, and no officers or enlisted men are Mullens has. not yet recovered
interested financially in it. fully from his recent furlough,
It can readily be understood, from the above facts obtained di- while McGuckin is back in fine
rectly from the books of the Air Base Bus Line, Inc., that the absurd shape again. Gober takes over
rumors pertaining to the purported ownership of the company by his new job as K.P. chaser.
Drew officers or enlisted men are entirely false.
Men who circulate such rumors, either sincerely or unwittingly,
help to create confusion which will ultimately do harm to our war
effort. Loyal Drew soldiers- will squelch any rumors the minute they
hear them, by asking, "What facts do you base the story on?"
GZJ/E THE AXIS THE AXE, AND KEEP MUM, CHUM.
THE QUEEN OF CAMELLIAS


Miss Charlotte Cook, of Winter Haven, selected as Queen by
Canp Bartow soldiers, when they were entertained at Cypress
airdeaeWs.


Miss Charlotte Cook, of Winter
Haven, was unanimously picked
as.Quea when Camp Bartow sol-
diers iiked to. Cypress Gardens
recent;..., It was a long, dusty
-hike, o_ about 12 miles, but when
they g.t there, they found some
pleasa.'t surprises waiting. A good
lunch, a water show featuring
many ('f the local beauties, the
electic of a queen, and finally a
cooling swim in Lake Eloise put
plenty of pep into all of them.
:A D-ew Field Public Relationm
vi-,i-.-:.~rapher, Pvt. Albert De-
Fin,. '- guest of the Camp Bartow
Commsanding Officer, snapped th(
above prize-winning picture of
M.iss Cook.
CamPo Bartow is occupied en-
tirely by troops from Drew Field
and w.l! eventually be function-
ing as an independent Army air
base.

Drew Nine Beats
Lakeland, 9-2


Hur-Uing superb ball, Vito Ta-
mnuli, Pormer major league star
iet the Food Machinery nine o
Laket,:-d down with seven hits
in Lakeland last Saturday as the
Drew ibterceptors won 9-2.
In eight innings, Tamulis struck
out I4 man and issued two base
on baftL, besides collecting tw(
hits for as many runs. The game
was catfed at the end of the eighth
due t;, darkness.
.Ho.-mr Johnson poled out 6
long te..om run in the seventh
with th',: bases empty for the In
tercesA..t rs. It was the longest hi'
of (.tiUs- ay.
-"Fna ,:t Norris, veteran right-
fhander'; tarted on the mound foi
.the Taikcers, but his control wenii
bad ant was relieved in the thire
by tRe- Gartrell.
Score, by innings:
Drez Field -.-- 101 112 12. c
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THE ECHOES


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April 16. 1943 THE ECHOES Pi~e 3


30lst Squndron News he is up in Mass. on a.15 day-
Snfurlough. We can just imagine
Transfers are plentiful in the him sleeping all day until 7 a. in.,
squadron these days, and most of having breakfast in bed, and re-
us realize the immense amount of ceiving loving attention from
work this moving puts on the pretty girls. The conquering hero
Orderly Room. Due to these con- returned from the wars.
editions, it would be appreciated
if the men of the squadron would Physical exercise has reared
not frequent the Orderly Room its ugly head over our peaceful
for every little detail and gripe. group. Every man in the squa-
as this congregating puts' added dron is now required to present
work and confusion on an over-. himself either at 10 a.m. or 4
worked department. Pet peeve of p.m. for an hour of grueling
Sgt. Schwartz of the Orderly grind known in the vernacular
Room is men leaning on the large and in other places, as physical
Statistical Record Chart that you training. Take heart, gentlemen.
see him so frequently working on. Once your brittle old bones
Let's take the hint. have softened, you will prob-
ably enjoy this program.
Corporal Ralph Daugherty is
being transferred to Scott Field, In the supply shack, your re-
Ill., where he will start an 18 porter found Pfc. Heikkila, who
week course in radio operation has just come from Ft. Logan
and mechanics. Ralph should where he attended the clerical
come out of the school a first school. From the line to the same
class radio man as he has had shack, comes Pvt. Mitchell, who
some experience on the line. bears little resemblance to the
bomber.
New double decker bunks with
mattresses are gradually replacing Last, but by no means least,
the cots in the 301st and the feel- we must say a few words about
ing is unanimous as to the im- our eight star mother who pre-
provement. There should be less sented us with eight carbon
wrinkles and bulges for inspec- copies i'nis week. They have
lions. taken a small villa under the
orderly room, and are at home
Occasionally good things come to callers. Two kittens have
in pairs, even in the Army, for been presented formerly.
besides getting new bunks, the -
301st also got rid of the termites
that-have been lodging in the 303rd Bombardment Sq.
walls of the barracks. After a day SQUADRON NEWS
of fumigation, the floors of the
barracks were covered with most! One of the PX girls was telling
every sort of insect. It surely will a member of the squadron that
be a relief to be able to use your she thought the Air Corps was
much more necessary than the
bunk without first having to get nauch more necessary than the
rid of roaches. Signal Corps. She said, "All the
r Signal Corps does is wave flags."''


Chemical warfare came into
'its own last Sunday, as the
:whole sqdn. spent the entire
day in gas lectures, drills, and
going, through the gas chamber.
.The last hour was spent by
everyone taking an examina-
tion on the different things
learned throughout the day.
Everyone is anxiously waiting
the outcome of this test, for if
it is not passed with a score of
70 or better, it will be necessary
to take the course over for an
hour each night. Here's hoping.
Raymond Biggs is the last man


Pvts. McGill, Clayton, and
Ouellette are among those on fur-
lough. Pvt. Carlson has returned
from a short vacation in the hos-
pital. He was sabotaged by Ger-
man Measles.

Some of the boys are com-
plaining about the new double
deckers. They claim it took
them over a month to get ac-
customed to the old cnes and
now they find the new ones so
comfortable that they cannot
sleep.


304th Bombardment Sq.
Evidently the guards of the
304th have been striving for the
24 hour pass gift, presented by
the Group Commander, and se-
lected by the Officer of the Day,
for the best guard on each shift.
Cpl. Lange, who is in charge of
the guard details, is now sporting
a swelled head over the fact that
seven of his guards have crashed
the select circle already in April
Pfc Cressman. Pvts. Mondl,
Nestor,. Morton, Cordisco, Shink-
man and Nehlen.
The following former Sgts.
are now the proud wearers of
the shack stripe; Phil Gearing,
Elton Jefferson, Fred Kasser-
man, and John Gibson. If ycu
see three chrevons on Fred
Williams, Morris Hagen and
Rothwell Neuhaus, you're right!
In the future, gentlemen, it will
be Corporal James Hayes.
2nd Lt. Pasquale C. Bova, ma-
joring in Engineering at Prat!
Whitney Engine School, has ar-
rivel back to the 304th Bomb Sq.
(D) and is assigned as Engineer-
ing Officer of the Engineering
department.
Credit has been given to the
crew of the 304th Squadron for
their work in keeping the planes
flying constantly.
On Wednesday the 7th, the
304th Bomb Squadron braved
the dangers of the gas chamber.
This accounts for the sleepy
look most of the fellows have
had the last few days. The fel-
lows started the day with a
hike to the chamber. Then came
close-order drill with gas masks
on. A break for lunch followed.
After chow they hiked back
again. It was funny to see some
of thdse big brutes come out
of the chamber in tears. Some
of the fellows really had a good
cry.
The 304th Communications sec-
tion is going to lose their Com-
munications officer, Lt. Sloan, for
about two months. The "poor guy"
will be exiled to New York City
for that time for some special
radio study. We're all very sorry
for the Lt., and hope that he's
able to "fill in" in his spare time.


o mne Ouis m ue release niuomi What is the lovely odor that
the Army, under the 38 year age has surrounded the squadron area
limit law. Lucky man! Or is he? for the past few weeks? Can it
be the scent of Tampa orange
302nd Bombardment Sq. blossoms? To us it more closely
By P. Al G orman resembles the distinctive aroma
SPvt. Al Grman of a livery stable or a cow barn,
The deed is done. Onr mail but npt being an authority on
room and orderly room have re- such things we cannot say. All
versed positions. We now have we do know is that we should
our day room combined with our get some sort of grass out of the
mail room in our orderly room, deal.
and the orderly room is in the
mail room except in January .
which has twenty-eight. Confus- Sgt. Milazzo does nt like this
column. Sgt. Milazzo is herewith
ing but amusing. invited to contribute any material
Our poor public relation man, that he thinks might improve it
Our poor public relation man, the
Pvt. Gorman, wandered around,and provided it will ass the
all week trying valiantly to get Hay's Office it will be usd.
lreek s triong R yr This invitation is not limited to
information on our recently pro- Sgt. Milazzo, ut is open to any
moted non-coms. Only half these Sgt. Milazzo, but is open to any
forms have been turned in.How one that has some hot news about
about a little cooperation before this outfit.
Gorman starts getting gray hairs
and the screaming meemies? The renovated PX seems to be
t sre the big attraction near the Squa-
Greetings to Sgt. Roy, recent dron. Things are a lot different
addition to our squadron. He's from what they were when we
back from England and Africa first got here. We used to have
where he was kept busy man- to take a mile hike to purchase
ning a machine gun in one of a bar of candy or see a show.
our Douglas "B#stons." He is
now engaged in giving lectures Several of the gunners, who
to the officers and gunners, and spent the past six weeks going
it is reported that they sit at through Airplane Identification
attention while he talks. The Schcol, were looking over a
sergeant has first hand informa- plane on the line. They were
tion; and can get it across in an having a vigorous argument as
interesting manner, to what model A-20 it was when
a member of the plane's crew
Refering back to our mention informed them that it was a
of Pvt. Joe Barry, who got rid of B-26. Better study a little
his appendix a few weeks ago- harder, boys.


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GLENN R. ROSS, Publisher
TAMPA ARMY NEWSPAPERS
Business Office:
1113 FLORIDA AVENUE ,
P. O. Box 522 TAMPA, FLORIDA Phone 2177 '
All advertisements contained in this newspaper are also contained
in the Fly Leaf, published in the interest of the personnel of MacDill
Field. Minimum joint circulation, 10,000 copies.
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Field and devoted to military interests and the United Nations t
Victory.
Opinions expressed in this newspaper are those of the individual
writers and under no circumstances are they to be considered those
of the United States Army. Advertisements in this publication do
not constitute an endorsement by the War Department or its per-
sonnel of the products advertised.


Topkick Parade


Puffing contentedly on a cigar,
First Sgt. John B. Gosselin, of
Hq. & Hq. Sq., III Fighter Com-
mand, related the story of his
life. Preferring to be called 'John'
by his boys, of which he knows
every one personally, he has been
Firs tSgt. since'Jan. 1, 1943.
Born 29 years ago in Chester,
Pa., of French-Canadian parents,
Gosselin grew up in Eddington,
Pa., from the local industrial high
school in 1930, specializing as a
cabinetmaker. Attracted by the
recruiting posters of Army life.
John joined up for a hitch in
Philadelphia on June 1, 1932.
First Hitch
Eighteen days after being pro-
cessed through Ft. Slocum, New
York, he was aboard an Army
Transport to join the 14th Infan-
try, then stationed in Panama.
After 21/4 years here, Gosselin
was shipped to Ft. Howard, Balti-
more, where he finished his hitch
and was honorably discharged in
1935.
Gosselin was a member of var-
ious Army athletic teams, parti-
cipating in baseball, football, bas-
ketball, and track. He played on
the "varsity" teams and was in
the lineups of several Army
championship teams.
After his discharge he worked
for a large New York upholstery
firm for two years, using his
cabinetmaking skill. Then he se-
cured employment as a machinist
with Westinghouse X-Ray Com-
pany in -Long Island City, work-
ing there from 1937 to 1942. He
reentered the service on March
6, 1942.
Present Segvice
After his induction at Camp
Dix, Gosselin was sent to Keesler
Field, Miss., and came to Drew
June 23, 1942. Because of his mili-
tary background he was made
Acting First Sgt. shortly after-,
ward. His ascendancy to First Sgt.


coincided with New Year's Day.
On Oct. 12, 1942 at Chapel 2,
the Sergeant and Miss Lottie
Kmito of New York City were
married. At present they main-
tain a Tampa residence. The large
assemblage of men from the Squa-
dron who attended the wedding
are still chuckling over the line
up immediately after to kiss the
bride.
Domestic accomplishments of
Sgt. Gbsselin include an amateur
chef and preparing his favorite
meal of vegetable soup and pep-
pered steak .He is also partial to
chicken, green vegetables, and
fruit. The Sergeant is an\ old
master at sewing and shining
brass.
First Sergeant's Woes
Gosselin lends a "Mother's" ear
to the usual gripes of his men
which include the chronic lack of
ratings, the necessary spirit on
their parts to obey orders and
perform the duties expected. Sgt.
Gosselin wants to see certain local
improvements put into effect.
First improvement is better bus
service with a request that at
least two empty buses be sent
directly to the Hangar area im-
mediately after Retreat to ac-
commodate the men there, plus
one empty bus half hourly there-
after. "We are always at the tail
end of the loading line and by
the time the buses reach us, if at
all, one additional man could not
even be poured in."
Another suggested improve-
ment is the furnishing by the
Base of a suitable play and re-
creation area for the daily condi-
tioning period of his men. "It's
hard to have a nice grassed area
between barracks if that's what
we have to use for our daily
exercising."
"Yep, we've got a bunch of
good boys and if you ask me, I'll
say the best on the Base," con-
cluded Sgt. Gosselin as he con-
tinued to puff on his fastly dimi-
nishing cigar.

Wedding Bells Ring Out
Miss Juanita Prince of Falls
Mills, W. Va., became the bride
of Sgt. Charles G. Lee of Hq. &
Hq. Sq., III Fighter Command, on
Wednesday evening, April 7. Rev.
D. D. Dieffenworth performed the
ceremony at the Tampa Heights
Methodist Church,.
Miss Geneva Prince, sister of
the bride, was maid-of-honor.
S/Sgt. Lawrence P. Phillips, of
MacDill Field, served as best man.
S/Sgt. William D. Sanders and
Sgt. Arthur H. Riddick,. of the
III Fighter Command, friends of
the groom, completed the wedding
party.
After a reception at the home
of some Tampa friends, the cou-
ple left for a short honeymoon.
They are now residing in Tampa.
Sgt. Lee is a native of Camilla,
Georgia.


Promoted. .


Chaplain Whitmore E. Beards-
ley was promoted on April 7,
1943, from First Lieutenant to
Captain. Chaplain Beardsley, who
replaced Chaplain Carl W. Hew-
lett as Base Chaplain on Decem-
ber 10, 1942, came to Drew Field
July 30, 1942.
The chaplain received his B.A.
degree from McKendree College,
Lebanon, Illinois, in 1931; his
B.D. degree from Hartford (Conn.)
Theological Seminary in 1935; and
studied at Cambridge University,
England, in 1935-36.
He entered the'Army June 23,
1942, at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Chaplain Beardsley is a Con-
gregationalist. He was born in
Kansas City, Kansas, on February
15, 1811. His present home is in
Westhampton, Massachusetts. He
is married but has no children. His
hobby is photography.


JEWISH
Passover begins at noon on
April 19, 1943. Seder services will
be held ih Tampa--the Reformed
at the Hillsboro 'Hotel, and the
Orthodox at the Y.M.H.A. Ne-
braska and Ross Avenues. Also
at private homes.
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.


With' the cooperation of Army
officials, the Jewish community
of.Tampa and the local Army and
Navy Committee of the Jewish
Welfare Board has arranged for
soldiers of Jewish faith at Drew
Field and its sub-bases to partici-
pate in the traditional observance
of Passover, the Festival of Free-
dom starting at noon April 19th,


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it was announced by Chaplain
Morton C. Fierman.
At sundown April 19th, service
men will participate in a com-
munity Seder at the Hillsboro Ho-
tel and the YMHA. Chaplain Fier-
man and Rabbis Eisenberg and.
Zielonka, of Tampa, will officiate.
following the ancient Seder cere-
mony, for the benefit of the sol-.
diers.
Many homes throughout the
city also will be open to soldiers
on Passover eve, with civilians,
playing the role of foster parents
to the Jewish service men for blhe
evening.
Chaplain Fierman, in announc-
ing Passover plans, declared that
"the Jews have been in training
for the defense of liberty for over
3,000 years. The oldest army of
freedom in the world is that of.
the Jewish people formed to pro-
test against slavery in Egypt. Be-
cause of this integral association
with liberty, Jews in every age
have been the shock troops in
challenging oppression.
"The Jew has never been al-
lowed to forget the tradition of
liberty in which he was born, for
year by year there is the Pass-
over Festival of Freedom as a re-
minder. Passover," Chaplain Fier-
man continued, "is associated with
the very foundations of our Amer-
ican life. The Pilgrim Fathers
looked upon the Atlantic Ocean
as the Red Sea, and pictured their
entry into this new, America in
terms of the Passover attainment
of freedom. When America fought
for independence, the story of
God breaking the yoke of Egypt
gave spiritual justification for our
expression of the right of all men
to liberty. The celebration, of
Passoveer this year, therefore,
brings with it a deepened sense
of consecration to the cause of
liberty to which all of us, of what-
ever faith, are now dedicating our
energies and our lives."


Palm Sunday
Commemoration of Christ's
Thiumphant Entry into the city
of Jerusalem, mid waving of
palm branches and singing of
Hosannas.
On this day it is the custom of
the church to bless palm branches.
Here at Drew Field palms, gather-
ed on our own field, will be bless-
ed.
The masses will be at the same
time and places as usual.
Holy Thursday
Day of Institution of the Holy
Eucharist. Commemoration of the
Last Supper of Christ.
There will be three masses on
this day-namely at:
5:30 p. m. in Chapel No. 4.
6:30 p. m. in Chapel No. 2.
7:00 p.m. in Chapel No. 3.
Good Friday
The commemoration of the Pas-
sion and Death of Jesus Christ.
This is the only day in the year
that Catholic Priests do not offer


he Sacrifice of.the Mass. On this
day there is celebrated what is
called the Mass of the Pre-sanc-
tified ,called Mas2 because it ,re-
sembles a Mass, and called Pre-
sanctified because at the cere-
monies a host, reserved in a re-
pository from Holy Thursday's
nass, is consumed by the officiat-
ng priest. This Mass of the Pre-
sanctified will be:.held in Chapel
No. 3, at 7:00 p. m.
Holy Saturday
Day of anticipated Easter Joy.
At 7:00 p.m. in hapCel No. 3
there will be Blessing of the Eas-
;er Fire and Candle followed by
Holy Mass.
Easter Sunday
Resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead. The Holy Week
ceremonies will be climaxed with
a Solemn High Mass ,to be cele-
brated in the open air, at 9:00 a.
m., at the Band Shell beside
Chapel No. 2.
PROTESTANT SERVICES
Holy Communion will be held
in all five Chapels on Thursday
evening, April 22nd, at 8 p.m.
Good Friday period of Medita-
tion in Chapel No. 1 and Chapel
No. 4
Easter Sunrise Service in the
Bandshel'l, Easter morning at 6:3Q.
a. m.
Easter Services in all five Cha
els at 10:30 a. m. on Easter morn-_
ing.


Church Call
CATHOLIC
6:15 A.M.-Mass in Chapel 2
and 3.
8:00 A.M.-Mass in Chapel 3.
9 A. M.-Masses on Sunday will
now be held in the following
places:
Chapel No. 2.
Recreation Building No. 2, on
M between 1st and 2nd streets.
STheatre No. 3, at K and 2nd
street.
PROTESTANT (Sundays)
10:30 A. M.-General Service in
all Chapels.
7:30 P.M.-General Evening
Service in Chapel 4.
JEWISH
7:15 P.M. Wednesday in
Chapel 3.
8:30 P.M.-Fridays in Chapel 3.
8:30 A.M.-Saturdays in Chapel
3.

American Airmen
Try Body Armor

Maj. Gen. Ira Eaker revealed
that American airmen are experi-
menting with bullet-proof vests
and other types of body armor.
Wounds from Fragments
Most of the wounds suffered by
Yanks in their sweeps over Eu-
rope have been from cannon
she 11 s scattering fragments
through the bomber. The armor
is designed to ward off these low-
velocity fragments.
Steel helmets, worn over bulky
earphones, are likewise being
tested. None of the equipment is
in general use yet.

No Swim, So Solly
The battle of the Bismarck Sea
has caused a drastic change in
future Japanese tactics. From
.here on in, all honorable Nip sol-
diers are going to be taught the
finer points of how to propel one-
self in the water, otherwise
known as swimming.
Explain New Order
As quoted Oy Tokyo Radio in
a broadcast to the OWI, the gov-
ernment's statement explaining
the new order said: "The scheme
has been prompted by the fact
that war operations in greater.
East Asia are closely connect
with water."
(Both on and under the water).


April '16-15.I~43


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April 16, 1943 THE ECHOES ..Page 5


FROM THE SPECIAL SERVICES OFFICE


Soldiers Are Urged 0 th Sp
To Participate in O n he
Camp Theatricals Service Club
The Special Service Office is RECREATION BUILDING
particularly anxious to encourage No. 1
the soldiers of this field to take Friday, April 16, 8:00 p. m. -
part in camp theatricals. It is as Varity Show from Tampa. Ij
interested in presenting a first Saturday, April 17, 8:00 p. m.-
rate acrobat as a concert pianist. Variety Show.
It has been said that too much Sunday, April 18, 8:00 p. m. / -
soldier performance leads to dis- Old-fashioned Silent Film.
traction from his Army work. Monday, April 19, 8:00 p.m. FPyr
However, we are of the opinion "The Right Answer or Else." 8:30
that the opposite is true simple p.m.-Radio Broadcast of "The By S/Sgt. Jchn F. Suszynski
because such performance is Right Answer or Else."
bound to relax a soldier and make Tuesday, April 20, 8:00 p. Th 69th A Air Forces Band
hi,more ready and enthusiastic Danny Sheehan's Variety Show. has its own peculiar versions of
/ s next day's work. Wednesday, April 21, 8:00 p.m. characters and things. Here *are
_. know from past experience I-Soldier Show. some of them: "Mr. Five by Five"
that there -are many competent: Thursday, April 22, 8:00 p. m.-- -our own roly poly Cpl. "Ma-
performers ready to entertain at Concert by 69th AAF Band. 8:30 honey" Costello... Fastidiousness
our shows, if only they received p. in.-Broadcast of Concert. 9:30 -Cpl. Jerry Sedlak (he'll eat his
a little encouragement. It is our p. m.-Broadcast of "Rookie Roy's heart out if you don't remark
purpose here to give them that Scrapbook." about the neatness of his cot and
encouragement. And when we ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE cubby-hole; just call him "Ole
suggest that men with the talent CLUBMother Sedlak") Damon and
to entertain, come to this office C Pythias-Pvts. Frank Zecchino
we actually mean it. Friday, April 16, 8:00 p.m.- and Erny Giuliano (a couple of
The field is so large it is diffi-ance. long-hair fiddlers doubling on E
cult to make s ae it is ii Saturday, April 17, 8:00 p. m.- flat alto horn and clarinet, respec-
cult to make a systematic search!Group Sing tively, with the Band) Big
for men and for this reason it is Sunday, April 18--To be an- ivel, with the Band) .. Big
probably that we have overlooked nounced. Business-Pvts. Lamb and Nailo
certain men with ability. The Monday, Aril nc (Laundry Service De Luxe)
Special Service Office, is open all D oancea, l 1 eace and Quiet-Cpl. Ralph
day, is located at Second and B Sudjian (on furlough) Tough
streets. So if you thn ou' Tuesday, April 20, 8:00 p.m.- Luck Guy-Pfc. Sam Schiavone
would like to participate in ouConcert of Recorded Symphonic (everything happens to Sam) .
soldier shows, drop in our Music.l World's Happiest Guy-Pvt. Jerry
soldier shows, drop in and see Wednesday,'April 21, 8:00 p.m. Becker, clarinetist and saxist (he
Sgt. OZ Whitehead. He may Dance. has just been transferred to the
be reached by phone if you will has just been transferred to the
call Ext. 287. Thursday, April 22, 8:00 p. m.- Band) Wall Street Financier-
call Ext. 28. -Bingo. Pfc. Bob Ludwig (handling the
-- Band's laundry account) .. Casa-
nova-Sgt. Gordon Booth (or can
g DRW FSeLSD Character Sketch it be "Lochinvar"; what is. the
SW S difference, anyway?) Chaos-
S. a Sgt. Bud Estes (trying to get a
band arrangement of "Easter Pa-
'' rade" done before Christmas rd'lls
/ S around again) .. Chief Agitator
-Cpl. Mike Galdino (discussing
Countless thousands of. Drew the relative merits of jazz and
Field enlisted men have made socic'y music) Worry Wart-
Monday evenings at eight o'clock Cpl. Will Krewson (maybe his
a must in their date book, because recent furlough has something to
they don't want to miss Drew do with his frame of mind) .
Field's ace radio program The Ambition Without Cause-T/Sgt.
Right Answer or Else... That's \Ellie Eaton (he still has hopes
our quiz show, you know, which of a Glee Club, ala Fred Waring,
selects the contestants for that within the Band) .. Atlas-Sgt.
evening's broadcast right from Harry Ferris (our physical train-
the audience ten minutes before ing director) Band's Main
it goes on the air. Aversion-getting up in the morn-
And here's the way it work: 12 ing. Anticipation Personified-
contestants are plucked from the Pfc. sectorr Spector looking for-
audience. Once on stage, their ward to his seven nights per week
names and home towns are listed. stand at the Service Club.
The house lights, are dim by then, Band's Main Diversion passes
and we have about 45 seconds to and FURLOUGHS (that reminds
go before we're on the air.. me-you'll be reading somebody
Lt. George W. Kluge then gives else's stuff in BAND NOTES for
the high sign, applause comes the next couple of weeks, while
from the darkened auditorium Sgt. Harry Johnson was born your Scribe is "diversioning") .
and The Right Answer or Else is in Hollywood, California. On leav- Utopia-McKees Rocks, Pennsyl-
on the Air again. ing high school, he decided to be vania (especially good for Fur-
One by one the contestants are an actor. Most young men with*.oughs-in case you don't know
interviewed and then propounded such ambitions are usually obliged where McK.R. is, Pittsburgh is
a three part question that may to wait a long time before satis- ne f its suburbs) CAN'T
range anywhere from who is the flying it even in a small way. W SO LONG!!! M KEES
head onf +t he WT to a ,rinofi+in, T-rrv howevr .wasa p ROCKS, HERE I COME!


of a comic strip character. The tion. After only a few days of
contestant is awarded a series of looking, he found a job.
points for the aptness with which Howard Hughes offered him the
he answers the question. And part of a menace with Paul Muni
then, in order to achieve an even and G,eorge Raft in Scarface.
higher score, he must discuss for "I was only a kid then," says
45 seconds a subject of his choice. Harry,
Pq'-t" are awarded as he Harry, "and when I heard that
are awarded as he pro- my salary would be $250.00 a
gn;, s and, when his discussion mya
pegod ins up,hen his score is tabulatssn week, I couldn't believe it. I lost
perid is up, his score is tabulated my head. But I was soon to re-
and it is at the completion of the gain it because, after I had finish-
program that the individual hav- because after I had finish-
ing the highest number of points ed my part in this picture, a per-
iod of idleness set in for me, last-
to his credit wins the cash award; i g six ore seven months.
while the 'losers' receive passes ng s n m
to downtown Tampa theatres. "At the end of that time I was
offered the part of a gans'ter
So what do you say, fellas, want which I must have done not too
to be on the radio? If you do, badly because directly after I had
just drop into Recreation Build- finished doing this part, I was
ing Number One-on K and st offered and played a succession
Street-the place where there's gf gansters and generally bad
something doing every night. men. Two years ago I played a
featured part with Joan Bennett
Drew Field Broadcasts in HOUSE ACROSS THE BAY.
Lately I supported Joan Crawford
Drew Field Reveille, WFLA, and Clark Gable in STRANGE
7:05--7:30 a. m. Monday-Saturday. CARGO. In between pictures I
The Right Answer or Else, found time to entertain at night
WDAE, 8:30-9:00 p. m., Monday. clubs in Hollywood. On November
The Squadronaires, WFLA, 6:30 5, 1941 I was inducted into the
-6:45 p.m., Tuesday. Army.'
69th Army Air Force Band, We all remember Harry for his
WDAE, 8:30-8:53V2 p. m., Tues- amusing characterizations in our
day. recent all soldier revue. HULLA-
Rookie Roy and His Musical BALOO FROM DREW. Always
.Scrapbook, WDAE, 9:30- 10:00 interested in Army theatricals,
p. m., Thursday. Harry is now working under Lt.
The Drew Field Star Parade, Chase in the special Service Of-
WFLA, 9:00-9:30 p.m., Friday. fice of AWUTC.


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ON THE BALL
By
SGT. R. C. T. PEARMAN
The very latest word on Pfc.
George Davis is just this: he is
now spending all 'that money he
workE so hard to borrow on fruit.
That's all, just fruit. Next week
T will cell you who he gives it to:
It will make you laughb hut loud.
That's a mighty good school of
Motor Transportation we are hav-
ing here in Camp De Soto. We
have three of the hottest instruc-
tors in the 501st Reporting Com-
nany as our instructors and the
fellows are really getting some-
thing out ol' it. When I say we
have three inF'tructors I refer, of
course, to Set. Rose and Cpls.
Kelly and Alberson. They really
know their stuff,
There is one other thing I might
mention on the lectures. Some of
the boys are trvinc, to catch up
on their sleen during these per-
iods. For their information I wish
to mention that all sleeping time
will be made up on "Burma
Road." Need I say more?
This guy Cpl. McAbee has been
walking about with a very con-
tented look on his- handsome
kisser. I admit Camp DeSoto is
one heck of a swell-place to be.
but it's not that good. I think we
better investigate.
We've lost two of our PX Sales
oirls. This makes me very sad.
The only thing that cheers me
(and about half the camp) is to
drop into the PX and have a
Coke and a friendly chat with
Maxine Washington and Pearl
Harris. the only sales girls we
have left.
The fellows in 1018 QM are
now calling their Top Kick 'Crash'
Freeman. If you don't know why,
ask him. He will be only to glad
to give you an answer. (Right
between the eyes).
Cpl. Woodard, the perfect speci-
men, claims he is in such wonder-
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special unconditioning exercises
to keep himself in trim. That may
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T/Sgt. Ford heard it.
By the time this is read the
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Page 6 THE ECHOES April 16, 1943


. WING T IPS- .a

405th Bombardment Gr. l late at night. We live on B When pressed for attendance at
Smstreet just across the bridge from calisthenics last Thursday, Charlie
Everything is quie- on the 405th Treater N6. 2. just mumbled, "Postal Inspector
front-Shh! don't talk so loud; Our acting supply sergeant, coming," meanwhile displaying
you might wake up Sgts'. Duff Leslie Bear. has taken on a new his usual smooth front. Lucifer,
and Whitford. Too bad they had responsibility. He claims that two the father of liars, must have
to make that long old trip in town can live cheaper than one. Con- been proud of his talented son
after their laundry! Eh, what, gratulations to him and his new at that moment. Truly a gifted
boys? Anyway, it made a nice wife. man, Cpl. C.D.
story and sure sounds interesting, What's this I hear about S/Sgt. Cpl. Al Disdier, the boss o'f the
doesn't it, fellas? Chase being racked off at three Squadron these wonderful, won-
Headquarters has been under- in the morning for KP? It must derful days, is a lad to keep your
going quite a metamorphosis pre- have been a signal corps man in eye on-all the time. He possesses
paring for the return of the group the wrong barracks. After all indisputable executive ability in-
adjutant. Not that we don't like ;their mess hall is behind our bar- asmuch as he knows how to dele-
things nice and tidv. but just racks. gate his work. And we do mean
giving the Captain a nice welcome It is understood Sgt. Howey and all his work. A case of "smile
back home. Cpl. Vince Hunt have a new side and smile and be a villain."
Seems that the boys down at Jinp in addition to their army Morningtableaux: Sgt. "Pappy"
Orlando are pretty much on the duties. Papalardo uing the big sti t
down and out, with plates to eat Many of our fellows have been Pappalarouse the more reluctant mem-
out of, swimming pool next to enjoying themselves at Sulphur rseof the firm.Cpreluctant mem-
barracks, etc. Boy, are we glad Springs on their days off. Swell bso the Squdrs "Golden Boy,"
we don't have to put up with lathe s Won son, the Squadron's "Golden Boy,
we don't have to put up with place they say. Women, dog races, could go on at great length on
that stuff. Jus wait till next and other things too numerous that score.
week or two, We're afraid the to mention. .
tune of the "Orlando-ites" will It is reported that S/Sgt. Do- Problem Dept. (or Tell It. to
change. Really, boys; we here nald E. Horacek almost drowned Jesus, Brother)-Cpl. "Handsome
think S/Sgt. Johnson was trying at the Sulphur Springs Pool last Joe" McKee just received two
to make us feel bad. Sunday. The particulars have not, large photos from his lovely wife.
Busiest fellow at HEADQUAR- been disclosed as yet. At any rate iWhich one to keep and which to
TERS-Sgt. Schoot-planning his he was able to work the following return? At the moment the bar-
furlough with, a great deal ahead, day. rack voting runs fifteen to twelve
Yes, we now have plenty of M/Sgt. Fricks has been confined in favor of the profile shot; and
Coca-Cola ice cold here and sug- in the hospital the past few the odds are one hundred to one
gest everyone entering these por- weeks. He is much improved sinve that Joe keeps both photos.
talks come. armed with a supply his operation. Sights to see: Sgt::-- Willad.
of nickels. Something should be done Farney-a guy you'd like toknow
about the mail situation. The -sliding into second base. You
624.h bombardment 625th boys aren't satisfied unless just can't tag the man. .. Cpl.
o624th ombDarmentr q. they get mail two or three times Vie Mauti pulling a Jeeter Lester
Sh in a day. We are looking for a mail out in the sunny pastures of
In the spring a young man's check who will be able to deliver center field as two runs come in;
fancy usually turns the 24th woughts at least one letter to every man grass -plus sun equals sleep. And
of love. H n the 6th, we in the 625th Bomb Sq. daily. The Vic is a fiend for addition.
would say the thoughts are ofboys have tried writing more Flash stuff and just stuff: Sgt.
te personnel as small as it ,often, but have received no re- "Big George" Hammond goes on
the personnel as small as it is, suts to date. What we really need furlough this week. Likewise Sgt.
everyone can almost set the date is a Santa Claus. Fred Sing, the smoothest paste-
when their vacation will be forth- ___ board operator in the Sq. Sgt.
coming. Many of the boys leaving IL -, Jack Vrbsky hits the road to eood
now are looking forward to Easter 626tl Bombardment Sq.fold Yorkville (N.Y.C.) this Wed-
at home. However, we have one By Cpl. W. H. Cook and nesday. Already his tongue is
fellow here, S/Sgt. Horrell, who Sgt. Ed. Murphy hanging out at the prospect of
has an altogether different reason C Lt Roberts putting his size ten on the brass
for going home now. He wants to Because our C.O. Lt. Roberts,
be in Louisville, Kentucky, for has departed for Orlando, taking rail of Yorkville's Brau Haus. Cpl.
the erby. In he past 17 years, with him all squadron officers Hank Sanders leaves for the beau-
St Horrby. tha onl st ied sand 14 of the higher ranking non- tiful Ohio on Thursday. The bar-
Sgt. Horrell has only missed one |*e ibe ln nn i a little on the dull
Scoms (otherwise k n o w n as racks will be a little on the dull
Derby and that was in 1942 when o oerie k n w n as and notquite so cheerful
he was at School in Colorado. "wheels) for a period of special ide n n. q s ceer
Quite a record, training, news of activities of hen he goes. As a note to Mr.
The first report received from this squadron will be a little off Sanders. let it be placed on the
Orlando indicates that our De: record. We are, however, adher- record that Hank is obeying all
tachd Persdionnel are real ouy en- ing strictly to routine under the the ,2affic regulations these days
joying themselves. Sgt. Gelband guidance of Lt. Forest B. Stith, -and is a pretty fine soldier.
says the food there is tops. Here Acting C.O. and S/Sgt. Lee Peck, Concluding: We are all well and
we are struggling along, eagerly acting First Sgt. happy this week and do hope you
awaiting what is to come when Some of the boys are returning are'too. Sgt. Labriola is in love
those "Applied Tactics" are ap- from furlough with the usual all over again with his convalesc-
plied here. We hope the applica- "well here I am" look and others ing Ann. Cpl. Hannon's corns are
tion is gentle, are departing on their furloughs coming along nicely and Cpl. Roe
We are thinking of using part with the eagerness and speed of King has taken the pledge-which
of our column as a question and the well-known sage hen. makes him a strong "character."
answer box, something on the Mechanics, Armorers and Ord- Ah, yes, indeed, the angels are
style of those "Love. Problem" nance men and others are assign- hovering over the 627th this week.
columns. In this case, we will ed for daily duty to the 303rd -
answer only questions pertaining Bomb. Sq. and this was like re- 339th Bomb. Group Hq.
to radio. Our communication turning home, having originally
triumvirate of Sgts. Glagser, o"on assigned there- Perhaps the most talked about
Hartnett and McIntyre stand w few aavs ago you could hear event of the week was the big
ready to solve any radio problem many of the boys talking about Barbecue held last Saturday with
that may be bothering you. They their social activities in terms of all four Squadrons participating
know all the answers. large size f-ildirin money, but as in an enthusiastic manner. A swell
If you notice a S/Sgt. walking pay day draws farther away, this time was had by all officers and
hereabouts with his head above big talk has been reduced to enlisted men and from authorita-
the clouds and he fails to answer whispers and rattling coins. Rare- tive sources we have news that
your "hello," don't hold it against ly do you hear such thing as a this won't be the last of this type
him. Sgt. Dursh is leaving for $5.00 bill mentioned, of "outing."
home in Pittsburg soon and he Cpl. Creech is leaving us with- T/Sgt. Jacobson reports that
has plenty of problems to solve in a few days with. a valuable he has put on an early morning
there. We are anxiously awaiting and deserved "Honorable Dis- detail of seven men to scoop the
his return to find out just how charge" in his pocket. Pop has sand out of Headquarters so that
he weaves out of that entangle- a defense job and you can bet he Capt. Crowley will be able to
ment. will do his usual good work. Good find his desk without so much
After a wedk of Gas School our luck, Pop Creech. trouble. .. Three long and loud
mail clerk, Corporal Guller, re- Cpl. Knowelski, who spent the cheers for the cooks and all con-
turns to duty. best part of a day teaching some cerned in "Dishing" out the swell
-..-- of the boys how to decontaminate chow we've been having since
o L qm Ne with. water, learned something'moving to our new location. I
625thn BQmb. Sq. News new in the art from S/Sgt. "Gun- think we'll all argue (especially
By Cpl. Wilbur J. Kuhn ner" Prindle. Prin.dle's system is the staff and Mast. Sgts.) that
At present our personnel is di- much simpler. He gave a demon- our chow is the best on the field.
vided between Orlando and Drew station in the rear of the bar- It's has been rumored that the
Field. Letters from the boys cis- racks by simply throwing a buck- "chief" in the Morning Report
close the fact they are not only et of water out of an upstairs Section Cpl. Leon Dubuc, would
learning much, but will be back window. He not only decontami- not mind taking an advance
soon to teach us some of their nated the gas out there, but the course in Snipe Hunting just so
new tactics. gas expert himself. -long as it was near Denver, Colo.
We doi't \like to reveal our S/Sgt. Henry L. Jones is a swell Now fellows don't get the wrong
source of information but we hear guy. Now, Jones, how about the idea; there isn't any girl connected
that Sgt. Trank is studying very two bucks you promised me if with it as that ring he is carrying
industriously, and on siestas (or I mentioned you in this column. on his key chain is a hand-me-
time off to you dough-boys) he With the meat shortage the way down from his great grandma.
is devising new methods to keep it is, Lt. Ober didn't take any Getting down now to something
the operation clerks busy when chances. He took his pet coon serious. It has been noted that
he gets back. home for safekeeping until his there are a few fellows griping
Lt. Marko P. Matesick paid us return from Orlando. about r a small fee for using
a vfsit Sundav afternoon. He is the pool tables in the Day Room.
ationed at land this month. 627th Bombardment Sq. The po tables are rented and
Our Sq. is getting along splen- a nominal fee must be charged
didlv in the absence of F/Sgt. By Cpl. James E. Hannon in order to collect the needed rent
George Hollis. He may rest assur- Lt. Radtke, our "lean and hun- money. o feo let shoot poo i
ed that he has left his work in gry" Adiutant, paid us a visit and pay the collector with a
good hands. S/Sgt. Gordon N. Sunday. Everything was in order. smle.
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geant, has things on the ball. extra suet (our arduous schedule. A Home Away From Home j
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April 16, 1943


Page 6







SApril'16, 1943


.'482nd Bombardment Sq.
Events are the real sews items,
they tell us. Last week had its
Greatest, eventfor this Squadron
since activation, along with the
other squadrons, of the group. I
refer to the barbecue we so great-
,ly enjoyed. Mixed with an occa-
sional draught,-the party-was -a
huge -success. Lt. McKinley can
vouch for the superb flavor of the
6 percent involved.
With the interviews and classi-
fications over, many G.I.'s have
wondered about the outcome of
things. Don't fret too much, we
hear that the Army gives lots of
interviews; there is a definite rea-
son and purpose for each one.
As our C.O. is away, we want
to recognize the efforts put forth
by Lt. Bowman and Lt. McKinley
in running this squadron. Cooper-
ation is needed. We are sure most
everyone is backing them up, but
let's all pitch in and do 'better
than our best.
We noticed that Sgt. Combs had
a pretty good start at the party.
It has become a startling rumor
(regular kind) that he started the
night before. A clear description
Sof the circumstances probably can
be given by the sergeant .
VM/A Galloway. alias "Frank
Buc .s out for "Bring 'Em Back
Alive tactics. With that pith
sombrero his attire.is complete!
We also hear his expeditions to
;: town are most satisfactory.
S A common occurrence each
Night is Flight "B" of the mos-
tI quito squadron attacking. Sgt. S.
Hutchinson claims one was so
large (a mosquito) it sat on the
Sedge of his bunk and said, quote,
"We gotcha covered, pal." So the
Sgt. said "Hey, what's up, Doc?"
It's not a mistake, the drone of
wings at night is becoming more
and more intense. Make sure the
screen doors are closed at night,
it seems the insects are always
hungry and- might particularly
care for you in a morsel sort of
way..

483rd Bombardment Sq.
It is rumored that a certain
SS/Sgt. is spending quite a bit of
time in Ybor City watching the
Sgals' skirts go about their knees
.while they jitterbug. This reporter
did not know that he was that
old!
Yipes!! Flash!! the boys are
figuring on clipping T/Sgt. Green-
berg for the summer, his fur is
Getting too heavy.. 'The party
held last Saturday was a great
success- and let's hope that we
Sa'n do it again in the near future.
Sgt. Ryan and Cpl. Maksymik
.are on the way to success in A.M.
i School, they have the best wishes
.of this department.
: Between personnel reports, rec-
ords, classification and pictures,
the Orderly Room is- just about
Ssnowed under. However, we still
!have time to listen to a fellow's
trouble. Sgt. Phoro is now calling
KP's, Mess Attendants; T/5th
"Grade Lavoie is still trying to
!.shoot pool; Pfc. Rose is strolling
-in:'his sleep (that's-what we call
-really staying on the job); Pfc.
!Kless is to be congratulated upon
I the n-iinrer in which he handles
the mnir.unization Records of this
Squadion, for so far no one has
'been hooked twice (better not).
; All departments of this'Squa-
ldron have really put out during
'the past month and it is. showing
in the records. Nice going, fel-
lows.

484th Bombardment Sq.
SS/Sgt. Floyd Clements returned
recently from a furlough, wear-
ing the happy smile of a benedict.
I{e br ought his bride back with
'him ay here as long as he is
istatio at this field. Congratu-
lations, 'Floyd, and the best of
ludk.
''-The picnic held Saturday by
the Group was a great success,
Sjudgir n from the comments made
by thei men. They are very desir-
ous .-,f having these outings as
often as possible and are looking
eagerl- for news of the next one.
The 484th's mascot "Waccy,"
is -. !l the center of attraction
aroiul':l the squadron; however,.
we ha, e it on good authority that
linlei; her house manners im-
prove she is definitely going to
lose her stripe.
,The Master Sg's. and Tech Sgts.
are really going to town, now
that they eat in the officers' sec-
tion of the Mess Hall. The con-
census of opinion among them
seems to be that ihe appetite im-
proves as soon as plates replace
mess kits. We shouldn't wonder.
Cpl. James J. Brignola is hav-
ing a heck of a time trying to
keep-up with some young lady
in.town. He phones her anony-
aoeuslvy .trying to "date" her, but
L. 'eems she knows his voice.
s Ie.""If she wasn't- always


trying- to be good. to the Army,
I could'trust her. But knowing her
and knowing the Army, NO!!!-

485th Bombardment Sq.
Men in the 485th are beginning
to like the set up at the new loca-
tion pretty well. Plenty of room in
the barracks, mattresses and pil-
lows, food and conditions in their
new mess hall, and a day room
with two pool tables. Of course,
there are also some disadvantages
to being so far away from the
main field. Not being near to
Movies, Service Club, Main P.X.,
Base Administration Offices, etc.,
is a hardship. However, .we are
in hopes that this condition will
be remedied sometime in the near
future by the provision of some
kind of transportation to the main
base.
The writer knows, from first
hand information, that a fairly
big Supplemental Payroll paid on
Monday, April 12, was very wel-
come.
All members of this Squadron
who attended the Barbecue on
Saturday, April1O, seemed to like
the idea very much and hope it
will be repeated as soon as pos-
sible. The food and liquid refresh-
ment were relished immensely,
some very fine concert singing
and harmonizing concluding the
affair. Of course, only those who
appreciate the higher and more
classical type of music could fully
appreciate this vocal treat. Lower
forms of animal life,. vacucit-:d
the locale, it even beinie li.ntr l
that the haste to leave was akin
to the terrified scampering and'
scurrying of animal life leaving
the scene of a forest fire. Swim-
ming and bathing were featured
by a spirited polo match, the boys
utilizing a football and they put
to shame the antics of seals at the
zoo fighting over fish. As men-
tioned before, a similar event can
not be repeated too-soon to please
everyone concerned.
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THE ECHOES

3rd -IGHTER COMMAND

SEA BREEZES
SBy Pfc; Alvin M. Amster
Good news: at Monday's non-
com meeting th eboys voted in
favor of purchasing a wash ma-
chine for each barracks, and an
iron and ironing board for each
bay. Let's have some action now;
our Sq. washermen are "sweating
out" the -equipment.
Of course, a Base QM Laundry
would help.
Notes on Sq. alumni: Gordon
Durland and Ray Cely, now both
aerial gunners, are wearing S/Sgt.
stripes.
Passing the one-year-in-service-
milestone-April 7: Bill Nosker;
April 10: Joe Hresko and your
correspondent. Tell us when you
pass yours.
Best-Saying-Of-The-Week Dept.
Cpl. Joe Olivier, "Today's a big
day for me. It's my birthday."
(Note: April 13 was the day).
Hot Dots
I-Iq. Custodian Ray Harmon
likes onion sandwiches. Rumor
has it that something is being
done to improve the Base bus
service. We hope so! Congra-
tulations to Sgt. Lee who took
unto himself a wife. 'Tis ru-
mored that Cpl. Epps also became
wedded last week.
Munroe picks up his extra
twelve winks daily immediately
after breakfast. Grossman once
acain a shaekman... Suitable
rick na n--: "Adolph Menjou" Prof-
fitt. Whobrey, Staiger and
Southard are walking ads' for
Florida sun-tan.
Boys On The Move
Zoltan Lucas moved to Gun-
nery School at Ft. Myers... Jim
Clarke now on TD at Classifica-
tion School, Washington & Jef-
ferson College... Whitley, Ranck
and Dobie are still looking for
good catches to mab them.
Welcome to Mrs. Lawrence, the
new Ord. steno. Rosemary
Groves cleaned out Joe Rarus
matching pennies.. Harding al-
ways engineering a card game.
The Wolf Howls
Willoughby, how is Eleanor P.
these days? Seen the new corn-
cob pipe smokers, Holz and
Grondir? Lazenby added an-
other birthday last week. .. Lts.
Bartl and Lawson had to sweat
out the bus line last week.
What noncom in the Adj. Gen's
Section is apple polishing? Our
sympathies to the sunburn twins,
Thom and Mellott. Dzelnick
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Veteran of African War PARTIC
(Continued from Page 1)
bomb.;rdier went into action. We
found later that we had hit-dead
center.
"We were climbing to head for
our rallying point when the ack-
acks opened up. The first shell
exploded about 100 feet from the
plane, with the loudest report I
ever heard. It scared hell out of
all of us. The shrapnel screamed
around the plane, and it seemed
impossible for us not to be dis-
abled. I think we all held our '4"
*breath for a minute or so to see
what was going to happen, and
could:. carcely believe it when we .'"
kept on our course. We waded .
thro:.gn bursting shells that came
close enough to convince us that '.
the e.emv were remarkable good
shots. .: ,.:
"We got home safely," the '
Sergeaint concluded, but added
soibrl/, "Two planes were miss- '.
ing." .i .
Holes in Bomber Over
Le Havre
Befre going to Africa, Sgt.
Gilliia:n was assigned to two other
European operations: one .over
Le Ha.vre, France, and the other
orve The Hague, Holland.
"Our luck held," he said, "but
after the LeHavre mission, we
counrod seven shrapnel holes in
the ship. All uncomfortably close."
O.: last November 17th, the
squadron flew to Africa. They
were quartered in the captured
French base of La Senia, at Oran.
When the squadron reached
Algiera, they were bombed and
strafed for four consecutive
nights
':Oi' the first night we were
attacked, we had just finished
chow and were sitting around in :.;.
the purple African dusk smoking ,:
and chewing the rag. It was about
6:30. We all heard the low, almost .:'
inaudible hum about the same -
time. There wasn't a sound in the ,
camp while we listened. After i1
a fe.-. seconds, we knew it was
the enemy-in force. Men flew to
their respective jobs, clearing the
hanga.;-:, manning the ack-acks.
Night fighting were made ready.
And then they were on us. The This is a story of a s
first bomb almost split my ear her 29 issue, Life Maga
drums, and debris, as dangerous A veteran of the pre
as shrapnel was thick in the air. engagements with the e
"Having done all we could for with wo Oake Leafclust
the protection of the camp, we w wo a Lea
sought the customary shelter, a
fox hole. If you can't find one,
you dig one, and believe me you praise of the crew of his
don't hunt around for a shovel. "We're all broken up
I dug mine with my helmet, faster said. "After three years.
than I have ever done\ anything stand they're going to us
in mv life. training gunners. I'll be
52 Bombing Raids in Tunisia do what I can, to help
On the 24th of last November, course, but I hope it \
Sgt. Gilliam and his squadron permanent. This leg of n
were assigned operations on the be all right pretty soon, a
Tunisian border, to which they well-"
had been moved. In the period He didn't have to fin
between that date and Jan. 4, expression, his tone of v
1943, his squadron participated in only too clearly that he i
52 operations against enemy held ing the days until that
towns, troops, airdromes, docks, of his gets back together
harbors, and ships. It is significant flying high over the ba
that Rommel's "concentration of and blasting hell out of th
forces" began at this time. -"wherever they may be
"The towns we hit in our Afri- Meanwhile, he is taking
can op-rations were Tunis, Sous- at Drew Field, and is g
se. Sfa:-;, Gabes, Fiad Pass, Pont to be found in the center
de Fahs. Sibetla, Beja and Bi- awesome throng of embr
zerte. We were a mighty lucky ners.
outfit." the sergeant said modest- _____
ly. "I thinkk we must hold some History Prof Likes
sort of air force record, for dur- i ry of ike
ing all our operations we lost
only fi e" planes. Our score was (C ntinued from Pag
89% efficient, so I guess we also occupying Athens. He has
did our share of damage. in Englis'i, several one-a
"It .-'as ov Bizerte that our as yet unpublished. deal
luck finally ran out. But it could Grcck -American subject
have i.een worse--a whole lot other of his achievements
worse a collection of over 50(
Sgt. Gilliam is of medium dealing with Greece by
height, light complexioned, and and American writers sir
very inodest. His admiration for when the War of Indet
his commanding officer, Colonel broke out in Greece aga
Kegelnan, who holds the Distin- Turks, for which he wrote
guished Flying Cross, and the Air page historical and literal
Medal with three oak leaf clus- duction. This collection is
ters. i. unbounded. He is now published. He also cone
stationed at Will Rogers Field, at column in a Greek news
Oklahoma City. The Sergeant From the reception c
minim-zes his own part in the,Fort Sheridan, Pvt. Arg
operations, but is high in his sent to Atlantic City f
., 4, +'raining, then to Omaha,
If WELCOME SOLDIER! ka, where for two month:
S"Where Your Fun Is Our Fun" died teletypinig. Around
I of March, of this year,
SM A BA sent to Drew Field. and
ll S I working in the Message
B of the 574th S.A.W. B
SFormerly "The Wonder Bar" !Although his linguistic
1210 FRANKLIN ST. have not yet been used
*1 L S Army, the chances ai
Argoe's desire to devote
lents to the war' effort. \w
EASTER FLOWERS be realized.
ORDER EARLY Impressions of Arm
Wired Anywhere in the U. S. A. When asked how he li
iArmy, he replied without
Sti inn, "It suits me. I could
i for a discharge because I ;
38. but I don't want to.
,tg .'iT :- iw.. .-M ll[ etno complaints to make. I
m yet found that horrible.
--- r,' 'cussing sergeant of fictic


THE ECHOES


IPATED IN BOMBING RAIDS OVER TUNISIA


Sgt. Delbert C. Gilliam, the guy out of a magazine cover.
soldier on a magazine cover. His picture appeared on the cover of the Decem-
zine, with the simple captition, "Gunner."
*sent war at 23, Sgt. Delbert C. Gilliam, aerial gunner, has returned after 18
nemv over France and Tu Heart award. an Air Medal nisia, with a Purple
:ers, some shrapnel in his leg, and considerable ircn in his soul.

bomber. the officers are very democratic, to become citizens. In turn, they
now." he One day, when I went into the are bringing with them the friend-
I under- woods with a detail to chop down ship of their home countries as
;e me in some trees, a first looey helped they write home of life in Amer-
glad to us to chop them down. You would ica.
them, of not find an officer in a European Thus while Tampa may set
won't be Army doing that. He'd merely sit aside April 14 for observance of
line will nearby with his gloves on and Pan American friendship, soldiers
nd then, issue orders. like Zelaya and Sainz and Urbina
"The chow is good and ade- are bringing the ideal to reality.
ish. His equate. The Army has tried its
oice told best to furnish the men witl
is count- everyday comforts. ,'SLIP-EEZ
old gang "I was impressed by the good-
er. again- ness of the average American sol- C N VA S
d lands, dier who makes friends very
.e enemy easily without much ado about LO C K R 5
e." social amenities. S NDALS c
g it easy "'Nor did I find much racial or ND L
generally religious prejudice, and I'm look-
er of an ing for those things, you know.' To Wear Under the Shower
vo gun- -- -- To Prevent Athlete's Foot
Pan American Touch For Use in Barracks-They
Store Easily in a Knapsack.
Army (Continued from Page 1) A. S. B EC K
e 1) dor, a grocer before joining the Shoes For Men
Army. He's now brushing up on 508 FRANKLIN STREET
I -,+-1'p his Enlish in an Armv- h l -1


Y1 11gilIIal&ny school
while training as a truck driver
at the field. He's been in this
country for two years.
The list could go and on and
on. Many of the Latin American
soldiers are becoming naturalized
under the new regulations permit-
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