VOL. 2, NO. 8 Published Exlusively in the Interest of the Personnel of Drew Field Frr'r. Apr.l 30, 1943
Drew Pilot Shot
Down 8 Planes,
Blew Up 2 Trains
Eight German planes shot down
(officially), two trains blown up,
and three lorries destroyed-such
is the enviable battle record
amassed by Maj. Carroll W. Mc-
'n, former Eagle Squadron
f. er pilot now on duty with the
III Fighter Command at Drew
The major left this country in
January, 1941, with 300 hours of
light plane flying experience and
went through an additional six
weeks of training in England. By
March he was involved in air bat-
tles over Europe. By last Novem-
ber he had accumulated 253 hours
of opera ional flying in 184-sorties.
He tied for the top record of the
Eagle Squadron with his eight
(officially) destroyed planes.
Shoots Down Messerschmitt
Major McColpin was transferred
from the RAF to the first Eagle
Squadron during August, 1941,
-flying Spitfires and engaging in
close escort work with bombers.
While escorting a flight of six
Hampden bombers on Sept. 21,
1941, he shot down his first ene-
my plane, a Messerschmitt 109E.
A red-letter day for him was
Oct. 18, 1941, when he not only
shot down his third enemy fighter,
but also blew up his first train.
Eleven days later he knocked
down two enemy fighters and
,blew up his second train. On Nov.
8, Maj. McColpin was award-
ea, British Distinguished Fly-
As squadron commander of the
Third EagleoSquadron, a post he
assumed July, 1942, the flyer par-
ticipated in escorting American
Flying Fortresses on bombing
missions over Abbeville, Rotter-
dam, Rouen Maux, and Caen, fly-
ing the new Spitfire 9's. Enemy
planes were not fond of tangling
with the potency of the tremen-
dous fire power of the Flying
Fortresses and the additional
power of the new Spitfires of the
Eagle Squadron, according to
Now (an Get
Drew soldiers can get a Clas
4 priority on commercial airlines
under certain circumstances, in
eluding the following:
1. When you are alerted fo
duty outside the contipenta
United States and are getting,
what is probably your last leave
2. When you have returned
from foreign duty, and are getting,
a leave to go home, with th
probability that you will imme
diately return to duty outside th
United States when your leav
3. When you have been granted
emergency leave, due to serious
illness or death of an immediate
relative, or some other situation
of comparable urgency.
Priorities for airline travel wil
be issued by the Base Command
er upon receipt of a request fo
priorities, following the instruc
tions outlined in Section III, Cir
ular No. 39, War Department
SAttention is directed to thE
heavy demands for air transport
station, and the fact that delay
may occur en route for any o
many different reasons. Person
nel intending to travel by ail
must allow for such delays, ir
order that they may be back at
that proper station in good time
Drew Dive Bombers
To Be Blessed In
Drew's dive bomber fleet will
be given a Special Blessing Sun-
day morning by Assistant Base
Chaplain Francis L. Auer, head
Catholic chaplain. The entire offi-
cer and enlisted personnel of the
84th Dive Bomber Group, under
the leadership of Lt. Col. Paul A.
Zartman, will be present to wit-
ness the impressive ceremony. Re-
gardless of creed, Drew airmen
will concur with Chaplain Auer's
The program will start at 8 a.m.
Sunday morning, with the Drew
Field band, under the direction
of Warrant Officer Lester Baker,
playing muuic fitting to the occa-
sion. High dignitaries in the local
church world have been invited
to attend, as well as all of the
leading officers in this vicinity.
All soldiers at Drew Field and
their friends, regardless of reli-
gious affiliation, are cordially in-
vited to be present.
Honesty Is its OWR
Reward --- Maybe
There it was-smiling up at
him from the latrine floor of the
Service Club-a wallet containing
"Pocket me, bud," it murmured.
"No one will ever know."
Slightly shuddering, the sol-
dier's better self replied, "No! I'm
not that kind of a guy. Besides, I
remember reading somewhere
that honesty is the best policy."
He decided to take it to the
With a multt r -r "PDamn athe
Transferred to U. S. Army soldier marched into the Service
Club office and deposited his
On Sept. 15, 1942, Maj. McCol- findings.
pin, with many ,other Eagle "Leave your name," the host-
Squadron pilots, transferred to ess said. "The loser will certainly
the U. S. Army Air Forces. He want to reward you."
continued to participate in escort- After the passing of a week or
ine Flyine Fortresses on bombing ro, the soldier's curiosity got the
raids until the last of November, best of him. l;e stopped in and
when he was sent back to the asked the hostess if the wallet
United States. had been claimed.
The 28-year-old fighter pilot is "Why, yes," she said. "He was
the only American who served happy to get it. Here's the reward
with all three of the famous Eagle he left you."
Squadrons. The soldier's eyes popped wide
He lives with his wife at Clear- open. One buck!
water Beach. Well .
Dive Bomber Men Decorated For Anti-Sub Action
S SUBMARINE PATROL MEN DECORATED--Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, commanding
general of the Aircraft Warning Unit Training Ccmmand at Drew Field, pins the American Theater
Ribbon on 11 flyers for alert and commendable action in anti-submarine patrol dut:' in the Carib-
Eleven dive bomber men were
B decorated here recently for action
Ra T" Fiht Prlsoer P against enemy submarines in the
sBowlesTo E FINE 0 p s svCaribbean Sea.
"I was in Trinidad when the
SIithe$ o M 1 3 r 0ldi O war began" said Sgt. T. L. Tring-
wall of Salomanca, N. Y. "We
IS W ?tivity until then. All at once the
Box gi Show m e Ci Furlough water seemed full of them. Our
flights were no longer routine
The monthly Army boxing In connection with emergency ones. but very serious missions.
show between Drew, MacDill, furloughs, the work of the Red "If we came upon unobserved
1t Cross field office at Drew could we had a first rate chance of
21st Bomb Group and Third Air be made easier -- soldiers fami- getting them. If they saw us first,
Force will be held M1onday, May liarized themselves with the prop- they would crash dive.
3, at the Municipal Auditorium er procedure in such cases and 'We have been credited with
beginning at 8:15. A 30-minute followed it. sinking four enemy subs, all of
Like any other organization which we crept up on."
concert by the MacDill Field band connected with military person- Along with 10 other men who
will begin at 7:45. nel, the Red Cross must abide by had served in the Caribbean area
The boxing show will consist set regulations. It is not possible on submarine patrol, Sgt. Tring-
of 10 bouts between the best change those rules to suit in- well was decorated by Brig. Gen-
outs between the besdividuals not covered in the setup eral Stephen H. Sherrill, com-
fighters of the three fields. All maintained by the organization. mnading general of the AWUTC.
fights are conducted under ama- In- many instances it is neces- At the ceremony, Gen. Sherrill
teur rules. sary for men to be granted emer- was accompanied by Col. Paul A.
All money derived from the sho ey furloughs. In such cases, Zartman, commanding officer of
All money derived from the show the Red Cross will lend enough e dive bomber group to which
is divided betverin the different muney to the soldier to meet his the men are now attached.
fields for the benefit of the ath- e xpenss. In case of regular fur- These Deorated
letic fund. i..is. re 1mai can be na.-i iy These decorated were: Capt.
A return match between Pvt the Red Cross emergency fund. Tohn j. Tuite. Oakland, Calif;
Bob Bowles of Drew and Joey If anything happens to some Capt. Bill E. Hale, Richards City,
Smithers of MacDill will be one member of the soldier's family Teenn; Lt. Gror'e H. Van Deusen,
of the outstanding bouts of the and the soldier receives a wire Battle Creek,. Mich; Lt. George H.
evening. In a match during the arising him of that fac', he Hay, Oshkosh, Wis; Lt. Francis
past week at the MacDill Field must get the Red Cross to inves- J. Fitzpatrick, Pittsburg, Pa: Sgt.
gym, the two boys stood toe to ti ate the case for him. This rou- James C. Marshall, Casper, Wyo;
toe and slugged it out for three tine consumes considerable time Sgt. Donald G. Short, Howe; Sgt.
round with a close decision going and the soldier is on edge while A. P. Massei, Philadelph a. Pa;
to Smi hers. Both of these boys 'sweating" it out. I Pvt. C. E. Henry, Newell. Pa; and
can give and take. Mr. Har ley, Field Director of, Pvt. T. J. Ventsias, Brooklyn, NY.
Another old favorite on the card the American Red Cross here, sug- --
will be "Popeye" Holland with gets that each man wrile rinule Fi:,S Waoter0 TOofed
his sailor cap, corncob pipe and and inform his family that, in
all. Holland, an old-timer, former case of emergency, they should Bibles Presented
lightweight champion of the Pa- contact the attending physician A-
cifie Fleet and one of the.fightine- and ask him to inform the local IO Drew Airmen
est pieces of machinery tha ever chapter of the Red Crcss who Captain Donald Yohe, Assistant
hit Drew says he will be ready will, in turn, wire the Red Cross Operations Officer, was the recip-
to go. here. In this way, only one wire ient yesterday of the first water-
Other fighters appearing on the is required and the verification croofed Bibles to be presented to
program are Rafael Baez, a little comes with the message. The the Army Air Forces. These Bi-
122 pounder Puerto Rican who time saved by this method will bles will be standard emergency
formerly fought pro in New York enable the soldier to be on his equipment with the rubber life-
and Pennsylvania. The little fel- way by the time a Red Cross rafts carried by our airplanes.
low can hit so hard that he once verification can come through if Sealed in a small 4x8-inch en-
cracked his opponent's rib. Also the family wires the soldier. velope, which is a fusion of collo-
Henry Mendoza, a stiff 143- Following this procedure, the phane. lead foil, and specially
pounder, and Earl Whobley, an- soldier will get better and quicker prepared oil paper, the Bible en-
other 140-pounder, will probably results in the case of an emcr- velnoe v. Ml fl'-at i.idcfiniKely.
appear on the program. agency. The Biblcs vwer-c presented by
The fights are sanctioned by--- Mr. Harrv A. Jaecer. ca;maisn
Headquarters. Third Air Force. NOTICE direc or for the Service Men's
Ticke's will he on sale at the Fcr a limited time o:Il:., nc Pible Campaign of th" Am'ri-an
field ranging from 55c for gen-- nmeical cxai-ination will be t'c-- ibhle So iety. -vhich has alr.:dy
eral admission, 1.10 reserved an:I quired fcr National Service Life given away 4.003,000 standard Bi-
$1.65 rLngside. i-s..rL::Ce. Act. nowv. lc since the .war started.
Pa;e 2 T H E E C H 0 E.S April 30, 1343
Close-Up Photos Dive Bomber Pilots'
To Be Featured in Put in 15-Hour Day
May 14th YANK In Training Schedule
Dr'ew soldiers might be inter- Day and night the blast of the
tested in a collection of close-up army's famous A-24s, the fastest
photographs of captured enemy and most deadly dive bombers
guns which will be featured in used by any nation, is heard over
the May 14 issue of YANK, The Drew Field as they take off .and
Army Weekly, on sale May 7 in land.
Army Exchanges and Ships' Serv- Near the hangar a continual
ice S..ores. round of activity surrounds the
The pictures, one of the most bomnbardmen group of thunder-
revealing collections ever made, ing Douglas dive -bombers, the
will include captured German, same type plane which helped to
Jap and Italian artillery pieces, destroy a Jap convoy of 22 ships
rifles, mortars and small arms, in.the Bismarck sea recently.
with instructions for their use in This hum of activity is just as
case of a battlefield emergency. pronounced at 3 o'clock in the
morning as it is at noon.
Never before has such a com- morning as it is at noon.
prehensive study of enemy equip- Mechanics Grab Incoming
rnent been published. The feature Plane..
will fake up four or: five full pages The roar of a. mighty incoming
in Y/ANK. slant'- winged, snub nosed: plane
Copies of:the May. 14 issue will: dwindled as- a pilot, brought: his
be available to servicemen at the craft ito a stop on the broad ex-
PX for a nickel a.copy. p.rtrn.' of concrete. Theflier, and,
*- .hi gunner stepped out, stretched
and. strode toward the operations
Classification Specialist officeto report the end of another
Course for Enlisted.i Man However, :.,r:'thing. was not:
over. Mechanics hurried: toward
The Third Air Force has been the plane, checking it' over care-
alloted a quota of enlisted men fully while a big. army tank-
to attend the Classification Spe- trailer rolled up, and other men
cialists' course at the Army Ad-, refueled the ship. Armorers slung.
ministration School, beginning practice bombs underneath the
May 15. It will be an eight-weeks wings.
course, and students will return "Come on, let's-.get going .w1i ile
to their organizations- at the com- the motors are still warm," :an-
pletion of the school. other pilot shouted:to his gunner;
Qualifications are as follows: They., climbed into their tiny
Quifications ae-asfollows: cockpits, where they sat back to
1. IMinimum score of 100 on back, and soon the powerful.ship
AGCT. was. .peedinr uLI the runway
2. Have completed basic mili- again. The Ihurndt'. of the motor
tary training, including range and its. three- bladed propeller
-practice. broke into a crackling roar as the
3. Be performingclassification, ship surged; into .the air. It was
duties now, or. be classified either the start of another. mission.
anain or, second-best' civilian oe- Andi so this: scene. is- reenactd
cupation in one-of'lthe following. alli hours of, thb- day. and, night
Army specification serial num- on, the flying.: strips and in the
bers: 212,' 275,. 279, 289, 29.,0 298, hangar.-
312, 380, 406,. 428. They, HIwve T,; Be, Tough
.4. Excellent character. The pilots have-to- be tough.
5. Has. not submittedian apn They are all very young, just, kids
plication. for Officer's Candidate in their early twenties, for it
SchooL takes. a- strong, constitution to
'. i withstand the dives and _pull-O'u is.
Either general' service or Fresh out of flying school, heir
limited,-. service.in g, -hei
limited service. training-keeps on' at Drew Firld
7. Present rating--not above under battle-hardened, hell-for-
grade of Sergeant. leather pilots who -have- proved
rOny applications reaching 3rd their mettle in battle. This con-
Air Force prior to May 5, 1943, tinues until they are good enough
will be considered for the May to go out on the fighting fronts.
15th Class. All applications will Their long schedules, rigorous as
be held on file for filling quotas those of cade days, leave little
anticipated in the future. Submit time for anything but sleep. They
applications through Unit coin- are on duty seven days a week,
rmanders. but if their work permits they are
given a day off. The rest of the
Ovee d in time they 'are on a 15-hour-a-day
Ovedieard In a. schedule,
_j n /
Three GI's were munching on
aioonday delicacies at one of the
local PXs and killing time. One,
a "Five-striper," turned to a
,"Qne-slriper" and asked, ."Say,-
what are you doing these days?"
"Oh, 'm starting to work for the
Sgt. Major tomorrow."
The "No- striper" overhearing
this turned to our heroes and
stated, "Say, who is this guy Sgt.
Major? When I was in Fort Mc-
Clella. hlie was there, when I was
in Fort Bragg, he was there, when
I went to Miami he was there
-too, ad now he's here at Drew
i'ield. Boy-that guy certainly
(P.S. The dog-faOc had been in
the Army only for 11 months).
Ibsen: Play Coming
The Tampa Little Tbeatre will
'present Ibsen's. immortal drama,
GHOSTS next Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thrusday, May 4, 5 anid
6- under the direction of. Staff
Sgt. Maurice Geoffrey of 3-AF
Headquarters, at the Federated
Clubs Building, 809 Horatio, as
their third production of the sea-
son. The Thursday performance
is sponsored by the combined USO
Clubs for enlisted men and their
wives and dates only. Admission
is free and tickets may be obtain-
ed at any of the downtown USO
Clubs. The first two performances
are for the membership and pub-
lic and tickets are on sale at the
Federated Club Bldg., 809 Horatio
Street. The curtain rises at 8:30
SSgt. Geoffrey also directed the
very successful; showing of "Clau-
dia" last month, which.was the
first full length play ever to be
presented at Drew F,.-!,: For the
production- of GHOSTS- he has
designed an impressive stage set-
ting- showing the rich.interior of
the main hall of: a manor house
in. Norway and:elaborate lighting
effects will enhance the dramatic
values of the play. The "all-
soldier" production staff is com-
posed of:Pvts. Richard: Jakuboski I
and Andrew Ritondale of Hq 3-AF
and Pfc. Edward L. Sillcox of
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April 30, 1943
I N'.O. S,,
April 30, 1943 THE ECHOES P~je 1
FROM THE SPECIAL SERVICES OFFICE
On the N Spot Movie and Stage
RECREATION BUILDING Actor Now Acting
Friday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.- in Drew ShoWs
USO Camp Show, "Full Soeed I w Sws
Ahera1 qnn 9 n 1 .-TT' r m- S
ie was engaged to play with
rudith Anderson in "The Shining
Following this nine-month en-
gagement he acted for three sea-
sons with Gladys George in the
popular "Personal Appearance."
He then played with Estelle Win-
wood in Noel Coward's "Tonight
Show,"Full Speed Ahead." Private Geo blackwood left Eight Thirty." He toured Can-
ow, pee h Private George Blackwood left ada and soldier camps with So-
Saturday, May 1-To be an- his home in Ohio to go to New ohie Stewart in Sir James Barrie's
nounced. York when lie was only fourteen "Mary Rose.
Sunday, May 2 Old-fashioned because he wanted to be an actor.
Film. Although possessed of no friends -- "a
Right Answer or Else." 8:3000i there and having little money, he TONY MASON'S
Monday, May 3, 8:00 p.m.-- quickly obtained a part. His firs.
he Right Anser or Else." 8:00was a central figure in "Aphrb- ORCHESTRA
tm.-Broadcast of "The Right Gest. a ballet presented b Morris
answer or Else." 9:00 p.m.- George had just reached Featuring
Soldier Audition. ieorge had e ust reached
Tuesday, May 4 800 p.n.- fifteen when this production JEANNE -CHARD
Danny Sheehan's Variety Show. opened. After its closing he went
Wednesday, May 5, 8:00 p. m.- immediately into Mi c ha e 1 "TAMPA'S OWN SONGBIRD"
All-soldier Show. Strange's "Clair De Lune," in i- -.. S.
hsdyer y 6, 8:00 p.m.- which he played a good part in
Thursday, May 6, 8:00 p.i. support of Ethel and Lionel Bar-
Concert by 69th AAF Band. 8:30 suPPor' of Ethel and Lionel Bar-
pm-Broadcast of Concert 9:30 rymore. He then appeared with !
p. m.-Broadcast of ConceRoy's 30 the Coburns in a revival of "The T .-
m.-Broadcast of "Rooie Roy's Yellow Jacket." Following this
hS e supported Billie Burke in
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE "Rose Briar."
CLUB The next season Henry Miller
engaged him to play with Lauret-
Friday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.-- te Taylor in "Sweet Nell of Old BAR &COCKTAIL
Dance. Drury." In this production he also A
Saturday, May, 1, 8:00 p.m.- appeared with Alfred'Lunt and i, rE
Group Sing. Lynn Fontanne. I
Sunday, May 2--To be an-, Although obviously meeting .',.i
nounced. with great success in New York,
Monday, May 3, 8:00 p.m.- George could not resist Jessie'
Dance. Bonstelles' offer to play a season .-
Tuesday, May 4. 8:00 p.m.- of stock at her famous repertory .
Music. nity to act a variety of parts, and SANDWICHES
Wednesday, May 5, 8:00 p. m.- so to become more proficient at
Dance. his craft, was what prompted his
Thursday, May 6, 8:00 p.m.- visit to Detroit. He became so PHONE
Bingo. essential to Miss Bonstelle, and 20003
--- so popular in the city, that he
stayed three seasons acting in L -202 E. LAFAYETTE ST.
plays by authors ranging from
DEi^ W FI W B Ibsen to Philip Barry.
On the return to New York, -S-M&- T P -
h;5 JI~h~n ie played Steve opposite Helen T
Morgan in the magnificent operet-
ta "Show Boat," by Edna Ferber
Sand Jerome Kern. Following this
he succeeded Philip Merivale in
The Squadronaires Yes, "Death Takes a Holiday," playing -r % 1
fellas, that's the way we open it for seven weeks in New York
our Tuesday evening broadcast at and for nine months on the road.
six-thirty over station WFLA His success in this play was tre- r OR lS1 0
every week. During the past few mendous and led to an offer to
weeks, we have noticed that the replace Alfred Lunt in "Eliza- -
Squadronaires, under the direc- beth the Queen." His engagement
tion of Sgt. James C. Gray, have in this play led to an excellent
gotten a bit on the ball and into contract for him with Warner
the groove as they are now mak- Brothers. He played with Kay
ing not alone with the chorus spi- Francis in "I Loved a Woman,"
ing not alone with the chorus spi-w
rituals, but real hep swing .ith Ruth Chatterton in "Female"
Yeah, man and a "Journal of Crime." Also o 1 \
On a reen broadcast, t with Joe E. Brown in "Son of a p alae \=
On a recent broadcast, the Sailor." *
studio audience as well as all During his three years in Holl- '-i -c i u-e
personnel at the studio (and in- wood, George achieved both ma- .t 0 ist- 1
eluding your Army announcer) trial and artistic success. Even Ditj- al 'to.sic.
were more than surprised when, so, this was not enough. He want- coO s,,e 1ise
upon introducing the Squadron- ed to go back on the stage. As ta .
aires, they broke out in a rash usual, George was able to do as .sa ^ -.
of.pure unadulterated groovy mu- lie wished. He returned to New G ,
sic. .. And maybe you think those York and immediately started re- c estt
happy-go-lucky rays of rhythm hearsals with Norma Terris in OT. o s
didn't enjoy themselves. Seems "So Many Paths." The play was9 S
h 1 co any Paths. The play was. a ll ,
their sleeve for quite some time, not long lived, but this did not
and cut loose with it when it was matter because as soon asit closed 1F' -
least expected and this type +te b u a..oi s d;ei,. f
as though they haa this ace up I LO W TOP .e r"iscr, "
rhythm has caught on so well, L L 0 W TOPS T os.
;t they are following through Mother, Sister, Pal, Grand- the ai~t
:h this procedure on each pro- mother, Dad; Mother and Dad;
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So make it a point to tune in any o her. 50 Different to
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Drew Field Acts on the Transportation Problem
(A statement of what has been done to alleviate the transportation
In previous editorials, we have pointed out thai the transporta-
tion shortage during rush hours at Drew Field is the result of two
factors: (1) The rapid increase in soldier and civilian population at
the base, and (2) Difficulties encountered by the Air Base Bus Line
Conroany in getting enough buses to handle the traffic.
This problem has been under study for a long time by Col. Melvin
B. Asp, Commanding Officer of Drew Field. In December of last
year the bus company moved the terminal to its present city location,
relieving some of the pressure on the equipment, speeding up the
service, and giving quicker transportation. But Drew Field kept on
growing-a situation that was entirely beyond our control here.
So, on January 6, 1943, Colonel Asp and Captain Anthony May,
Base Rail Transportation Officer, made a thorough survey of Air
Base Bus Lines service and equipment. It was found that, anticipating
future needs and estimating Bus Lines' potentialities on equipment,
more buses were absolutely necessary. Colonel Asp ordered Captain
May to take the necessary steps to secure additional passenger buses
for Drew through the Army.
A complete survey of Drew transportation needs. and an applica-
tion for twelve large passenger buses, was submitted and finally ap-
proved, after two surveys from Atlanta and Washington, respectively.
If was proposed that the following additional service be operated:
1. Operate a line from both Hillsborough Avenue gates directly
to Seminole Heights.
2. Operate a line from the East gates to Palma Ceia and Davis
3. Operate a line to Clearwater.
This proposal would relieve the congested traffic on the present
bus lines, andeliminate the traffic bottleneck downtown. It would
also give both soldier and civilian personnel quick transportation to
sections of the city and countryside which are not now easily avail-
able, except by automobile.
At the present moment. Drew Field is awaiting the final approval
of the Office of Defense Transportation in Atlanta. With this ap-
proval, the buses which have already been approved by the War De-
partment will be released by the War Production Board and put into
Army Nurses Have Easier Parade, Too
P. O. Box 522
TaI ng, Embroidery,
Unusual Hobbies Of
By Pic. Alvin M. Amster
Tatting and embroidery work is
an unusual hobby for a man but
it has proven fascinating for Pvt.
Raymond R. Castner of Hq. & Hq.
Sq.,.III Fighter Command.
Tatting, Castner explained, is
lace making, such as the edging
of covers or cushions. Embroidery
work is the fancy threaded de-
signs found on pillow cases and
sundry covers. Both are classed
Castner, just returned from fur-
loafing in Monongehela, Pa., his
home and birthplace 33 years ago,
was inducted at Donora, Pa., on
March 23, 1942. He was processed
through the New Cumberland
(Pa.) Reception Center and re-
ceived his basic training at Kees-
ler Field, Miss.
Sent to Drew
After three months at Keesler,
where he attended A. M. School,
he was shipped to Drew June 25,
1942, and was assigned to the III
Figh er. Because of his civilian
trade as a meatcutter and butcher
and his cooking ability, he was
made a cook in Consolidated Mess
Ray played trumpet in the
school barn', and. the drum and
bugle in the local American Le-
gion Band. After completing his
schooling, he kept right on work-
ing for the chain grocery organ-
ization with whom he had been
since he was 11. Althogether he
worked there 20 years, eventually
becoming a department manager.
Castner alwa-.ys uttered around
his home, painting, paperhanging,
keeping a oacKyard garden and
flower bed. He built ornate trel-
lises for his roses. Cooking and
baking were Ray's specialties and
his fancy dishes put the women
of his family to shame.
Develops Interest in
Ray became interested in tat-
ting about three years ago. A
sister and niece were directly re-
sponsible for his interest and
teaching. He learned quickly and
now surpasses them in agility and
production. His job as cook, with
one day on and two off, gives
him ample time to indulge in his
Lacemaking is a tedious process.
Watching his flying fingers, you
catch a glimpse and then see a
finished piece. Castner explained
the secret as "properly turning the
thread so it won't break." About
a yard and a quarter, ample lace
for one woman's fancy hanky,
takes about 10 hours work. Three
yards of delicate blue lace or
edging requires roughly, 35 hours.
He can turn out a pair of extra
fancy embroidered pillowcases,
using various hued thread and
French knots, in about three days.
Ray keeps himself supplied with
a tatting shuttle and plenty of
thread, all obtainable at the local
Yes, girls, boys too, can manage
Photo Studio in
Officers who wish to have good
photographs made, may do so
without leaving the field, at the
Drew Field Officer's Club. W. V.
(Red) Robertson, and Miss Rose
Rutigliano, of the Tampa firm of
Robertson and Fresh, located at
504 E. Lafayette Street, are on
hand at the Club every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday night,
I from six to nine p. m.
Russian armament plants suc-
cessfully filled their March pro-
duction quotas, which were 35
per cent higher than February
goals, the Soviet Khabarovsk
radio said in a domestic broad-
cast recorded here by U. S.
Government monitors. (N Y
Three young students of Mun-
ich University were sentenced to
death and hanged last-week af-
ter the Gestapo had discovered
an anti-Nazi group with in the
school which wrote and distrib-
uted seditious tracts among the
students. It is presumed that
the Gestapo may designate still
more victims for the hangman
from among those now held oft
suspicion of being implicated in
the plot. As a result of the Mun-
ich incident, universities all over
Germany now are being combed
for slackers. (NY Times)
AS CHINA nears the end of
her sixth year of war, marly
Chinese look beyond her mili-
tary needs and declare that
shoes, clothing, machinery and
food from the United Nations
are more vital. (NY Times)
REPORTS HAVE REACHED
here that 76 Japanese nationals,
now living in the Balkans, have
been ordered home by their gov-
ernment. They were expected to
reach Turkey in a group -
the next two weeks and. ,./ed
home across Russia. (NY' efald-
6oo ( oPM .
Armiy nurses at Drew Field sported their new beige tropical.
uniforms as, they accompanied officer escorts to Easter services
on the Base. In the foreground, left to right, Lt. Lucille Anglin, of
Independence, Miss., with Lt. Edward Maxey, Atlanta, Ga.; and
Lt. Virginia Jones..of Louden, Tenn., with Capt. Hollis C. Ingram,
There'll Be Palm Trees
In New Film, But
Not From Florida
There'll be palm trees in the
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, "A
Guy Named Joe," part of which
will be filmed at Drew Field soon.
The palm trees will lend a tropi-
cal atmosphere to the landscape,
but the won't be those of the va-
riety raised in Florida. The some
25 Hollywood technicians, who've
begun work at Drew, are sitting
in the shade of Florida palm trees
-making artificial palms out of
2,000 painted fronds, imported
from California, and nailed to cy-
R. A. Burks, construction fore-
man, assured Floridians that this
is not intended as a reflection on
Florida. It is not that the local
palm trees are not all right, but
they're not like those growing in
New Guinea, and that's where the
scene is laid.
The Hollywood palms, con-
tructed of cypress logs cut at
Drew Field, are wrapped around
with strips of jute felt, which in
turn is plastered and painted a
brilliant green to look like palm
trunks. They're fastened to frames
at one end of the cypress log and
the foreman said they'd look real-
istic when they were finished.
Technicians are working from
a big circus tent set up on Drew
Field. One end already has been
constructed into a wardrobe with
racks for clothes. Actual shoot-
ing should get under way in about
April 30. 1943 THE ECHOES Page 3
22nd WING section, Lt. Norris has gone to the victim and Sgt. Christian as tur
Hq. Detahment Oklahoma City, leaving Lt. Kim- the. adversary. A duel, it is ru- arr
q. eacmel to carry the ball. Corporal mored, is about to be performed, do.
This column has been aosent Harm De Vries plans to leave for Paper wads at 50 paces. Could glai
from recent issues of the Echoes, Salt Lake City shortly to share it be about some lady in Savan- fro'
since S/S.gt. Lou Stein, your reg- a blessed event with the Mrs. nah who has intentions of visiting bee
ular correspondent, has been He and Cpl. Leon Cox recently down this way? day
moved up to the job of sergeant pinned on their double stripes. 4-
major. And that young man has Cpls. Jackson and Neely of In-rd Bomb Sha
been very busy, indeed, becoming telligence have sewed on the 483rd DomD. Sq. enj
acclimated to the upper strata of chevrons, and they wear the usual Cpl. Farley is walking around cag
his exalted position as king-pin broad smiles. We miss Pvt. O'- minus a lot of crockery these inq
non-com in the organization. Con- Callaghan, now at the Jackson- days. Seems that the dentist had in
gratulations, Lou, and the best of ville Air Base. He enjoyed a a lot of pull with him. Most of
luck!!! chicken dinner on the train, but the men on the line look like In-her
Numerous changes have taken he doesn't like the tents he is dians with their Florida tan. Sgt. the
place of late in the building on living in. Boehm and Pfc. LaSart draw rcs
the corner of 5th and A. New quite an audience with their Hill- luc
faces in our midst include Lt. Col. 303rd Bomb. Sqn. Billy Music each night. tro
Render D. Denson, newly-appoint- By Pvt. Joe Renaldo Cpl. Harrison is now the proud tha
ed Air Inspector, Major David G. daddy of a new A-24, and from tha
Nagy as A-i, Lt. Charles F. O'- Lt. August Siemon, of Intel- the frequent trips that he makes an
Donnell, formerly Ass't A-4, be- igence went up for a flip the to the line after duty hours this bo
came Adjutant and CO of the Hq. other day. Four power dives correspondent feels that he should anc
Det., Lt. Wiltz C. Ott became Sta- proved that he could take it. have a good record of time in the TI
tistical Officer, and WO (jg) How- It is reported that there- is a air. Pfc. Adrian La Plante is keep- bel
ard H. Stalk, Jr. was made Ass't Pvt. Philip Murray in the Signal ing the boilers hot all the time rec
A-4. Everybody seems well-satis- Corps. How about getting in touch and hot water is no longer on the the
fied with the new setup, and the with Pvt. Joe Renaldo of the ration list. aw.
Fice is humming along like a 303rd Bombardment Squadron. Pfc. Fetter is welcomed back to ma
ull-oiled machine. He is attending Intelligence the fold. Seems that the old squa- Pei
School down on the "line. dron did not want to let him go. dri
We enlisted men have a softball It is generally known on Drew Glad to have you with us, Carl.
team assembled, and I mean a Field that the Spotlight is point- Who is Cpl. "Short Circuit" in the
good one. This is by way of issu- ing with pride at the 303rd Bom- communications section?
ing a standing challenge to any bardment Gunners. We challenge Cpl. Mayse is ready to sell his
organization on this base who all comers. fishing equipment cheap; seems 'i
might think they have a softball Reports from the "grape-vine" that he can't get time off to go ten
team. We are willing to take on is that Pvt. Elmer Pveee is hav- fishing and when he does he can't Eas
all comers, and anyone interested ing one devil of a time keeping find a place to fish. Pfc. Perry usu
in a sound trouncing may arrange the women of Tampa away. This looks a lot better since his visit a
for his demise by contacting the grape-vine knows moe than he to Clearwater. We wonder what fore
writer at No. 422. We will be hap- thinks he found there. How about it, a s
py to make the necessary arrange- WANTED: 4 tires with 1939 or Pery? ar
py to make the necessary arrange- Convertible Coupe. Phone Perry? ar
ments for the execution. Any 940
takers? 428. ay
takers?-that seems to Pvt. Bernard Uuellete, Intel- 484th Bomb. Sq. Yo
the end of the line for this trip ligence Clerk, has returned from nue
tso about the only thing left o a15-day furlough. How's the All the men of the 484th were kno
so about the only thing left t State of Washington, and the glad to see the men on Special alti
do is to say, "So long--and thirty." wife Duty return last evening and, I is
ATTENTION: Baseball Scouts. may say, they were glad to come ]
THE EIGHTY-FOURTH After Physical Training Instruc- back also. Sgt. Pohl is now on tha
301st Bomb. Sqn. tion on the "line" a big-league furlough, we hope he is enjoying det
Softball Game will be played for himself. less
There's nothing static in this "keeps." In keeping with his recent mar- can
Squadron unless it is on the radio Pvt. Peugh was recently sent riage, Lt. Greene was selected to sha
during one of our recent Drew to the Army Air Corps Photog- attend a course in-of all things Ma
Drizzles. Several familiar names raphic School, and all the luck in -cooking. Could be he's bucking mir
have disappeared from our Squa- to world to his new adventure. 'for job as Mess Officer? Could of
dron roster during the past week. Peugh was a well known photog- be. gai:
Privates Ivan K Smith and An- raher in civilian life. Our cocker spaniel mascot, T
thony LaVeglia received their Waccy, is enjoying the adolescent of
honorable discharges because they 34th Bomb. an. ge and has reached the point wal
were over age and are worth 304th Bm qn. where she would enjoy the com- ped
much more in some other phase Congratulations to S/Sgt. Stin- panionship of a male mongrel twc
of our war program, nette for doing a swell job filling with a social background. Any eve
Cpl. George Brittingham, from in for Sgt. Router. By the way, outfits boasting a male mutt, an- Gla
Intelligence, and Pvt. Ralph Sgt. Reuter is on furlough to that swearing this description, bring vic
Montgomery of Supply, trans- "most wonderful state." him around for an introduction- bat
ferred to Third Air Force Hq. The boys in Engineering are and don't forget to bring pedigree the
Squadron in Tampa. In a recent really doing a fine job. They cer- papers. No dogfaces need apply. thil
letter "Britt" stated that he has tainly know how to keep those Whenever you find time to few
a swell set-up and no complaints planes flying. I don't kn6w if the goof off, take a look at the north len
except that he misses his old presence of Sgt. Mullens once wall of the 484th Orderly Room. Sgt
friends. I know that' all of us again .has anything to do with it, Space has been reserved for a L
are glad to hear this for he de- but those boys are certainly hop- wailing wall for anyone disap- tail
served this break. Another loss ping around. The planes are get- pointed in love, no promotion, Wa
to Intelligence is William Bar- ting a good workout both day too much KP or what have you. mo
bieri, among those recently and night. Crying towels are available for wh
.transferred to that fast growing' The Intelligence has acquired candidates of section eight. thr
339th. some new personnel: Pfc. McPhee, -- bes
There is a mustache growing Sgts. Sanford'and Wharton, who 485th Bomb. Sq.
contest between a couple of boys will be noticed around the Intel-
in the Orderly Room and the En- ligence shack. Pfc. Cobb is enjoy- The new deluxe pocket,- size
gineering Department. Must be a ing a furlough in the blue grass Post Exchange opened this week
wager behind this,' for I can't country of Kentucky. Pfc. Frank with most of the strength of this (
think of any other reason for this Schork is sporting his two lovely squadron on the scene ready, to
facial shrubbery, sisters around Tampa these days. willing and able to lend color to we
Suggestion of the week: That How about a date, eh, Frank? the inauguration. One of the first we
some of the exponents of the Thinks keep humming around men to enter the pretentious of
boogie-woogie on the ivories be Operations these days. The boys portals was Supply Sergeant us
detailed to play the pian tha are kept pretty busy all day long Herbert Hatten (known affection- so
has suddenly appeared in the t its are f ately i Ybor City as Hoe-bert)
Mess Hall. That shouldn't be a with the way the pilots are fly- ately in Ybor City as Hoe-bet)
hard K.P. job to fill and I know ing those ships. New faces ap- who, with the colorful Snake hoi
all the boys enjoy it. peared down there, Pfc. Houdek, Hogan, scored a surprise finish joy
l Pvt. McDowell,. Pfc. Goldblatt, to the most advantageous seat
and Sodano are sauntering about with no casualties to speak of: m,
302nd Bomb. Sqn. with their duties. Noticeable Squadron Calisthenics has de- ban
among the missing, however, is veloped into a thing of beauty. Af
SThe radio and ordnance depart- Cpl. Henry who has shipped out After all the left-over and unused it
cents are becoming squadrons n heremuscles are cleared from the tim
themselves. Some forty men are grounds, a game of soft-ball is
crowded into the radio shack, and THE THREE-THIRTY-NINTH usually in order or out of order Yo
twice that number in ordnance. -depending on whether you are th
They spend their time getting the 482nd Bomb. Sq. a good safe distance from the thi
atmosphere of-the place or philo- We want to welcome Lts. pitchers who seem to be a little wi
sophising with a coke. Whitelaw, Blake, and Wyatt into wild--all except st Sgt. Murray' tal
The latest additions to our our happy throng. They are the who is content to be just berserk.
Marccni outpost are Pfcs. De- newest additions to our flying There was a little commotion for
Vries and DePalma. Cpl. Hatha- personnel, and we know that they last Sunday morning. The men
way, the grand old man of ar- will pull hard for ye old squa- trying to decide exactly what to
mameni, was transferred out dron. wear on Easter-however, they L
dh ealk, pand he boIncidenally Do you suffer from gas? Do finally settled on suntans as what
the armament shack claims to you lay awake at night dreaming the well-dressed soldier would
be the soft ball champs, having of gasses, their smells, etc? It
defeated radio, ordnance, and seems Monday morning we were wear this spring .. and all
mechanics. These vanquished sprayed with the essence of ap- boarded the trucks to attend the 1
sections come back with the ple blossoms, but why did so sunrise Easter Services.
claim that they are really the many have such dreary tears
champs. We wonder just who streaming down their faces? Not
are the champs. One thing, gen- bad news, was it? Another e- MATH EMAT I C S
erally admitted, is that the radio minder of what comes from leaE-
section has the bes football in off the msk too long, yes? M A D E E A S Y
team. The boys should organize With a chance now of keeping Rules, Illustrations, Problems,
a league to settle the softball the pedigreed mosquitoes out of Rules, Illustrations, Polutions,
question, our four posters our Squadron Explanations and Solutions.
Pfcs. Johnson, Russell, Rhodes, Supply has reverently assisted us Practical 47-page Book.
Shliep, Williams, Critchfield. Bai- with bars. Sgt. Graham will be ONLY 25c. Worth 10 Times ,
ley, Olson, Schlessinger, Whitte- a good instructor in setting up As Much. S
more, and Volpe have joined ar- these bars we hear. JERSEY SUPPLY Co., Dept. 23
mament this week. We have an ear to the wall Atlantic. City, N. J.
From the gun stocked ordnance this week, with S/Sgt. Swartz as
headquarters Bomb. Gp.
Ill is well here at Headquar-
s and we are awaiting the re-
n qf the Personnel who have
ived at Gainsville from Orlan-
Capt. Edgar J. Loftus, we are
d to report, has fully recovered
m his eye difficulty which has
n quite unpleasant for a few
This writer has just learned
t the Sgt. Major T. P. Rankin
oyed a too short visit in Chi-
o recently. After considerable
uiry the illustrious Sgt. Major
ally admits the visit as pleasant
the superlative degree. We
e believe that Tampa will in
near future welcome another
ident. Best of luck, you're very
Cpl. (Butch) Sneed is having
ubles with Virginia. It seems
t he is feeling pressure at last
i is breaking down slowly,
ut time, boy, as she can't wait
other ten years.
'he boys here are beginning to
ieve that some of the delay in
giving mail must be due to
fact that our APO is so far
ay. At any rate, Cpl. Malley
kes some 19 miles in two trips?
'haps he's just a slow, careful
624th Bomb. Sq.
'he 624th, almost to a man, at-
ded services of some sort
iter Sunday. Sgt. Thomas, j
Lally the last one to arise on
Sunday morning, was up be-
e the crack of dawn to attend i
service in town. Sgt. Motley, in
reminiscent mood, recalled that
year ago today he was in New
rk, marching down Fifth Ave-
e in the Easter Parade. Motley,
own as "Sleepy" to his mates, 9
hough an Alabaman by birth s
a New Yorker at heart. I
It was an unhappy gathering I
t answered the call of the
ntist on Friday night. Regard- e
s of how tough a man is, you s
Sbet anything that he will be a
king while seated in that chair, r
ny of the boys left that clinic t
ius several ivories. Take care
your teeth, boys; it's no bar- p
n being on a liquid diet.
'he 624th, after several weeks e
rigorous training under the f
tchful eye of S/Sgt. Hite, slap-
I the 672th silly in a recent
o-game softball series. When-
:r that portsider of ours, Sgt. l
isser, occupied the mound the 1
tims hadn't a chance. The big
s of his team mates helped i
cause no little. Any team that
nks it might be able to last a .
m innings are invited to chal-
ge the "Comandos." Contact
it. Wood was elevated to Cap-
n and Sgt. Duke appointed a
:rrant Officer during the past
nth. Both were in Orlando
en the promotions came
ough. Our congratulations and
It wishes to both men.
625th Bomb; Sq.
By Cpl. Wilbur J. Kuhn
Our C.O., Lt. Doughty, was here
see us Sunday afternoon. We
re glad to report that things
re going along swell. As a bit
news to all concerned, he tells
that the boys will be back
onetime next Sunday.
M/Sgt. Fricks is now in his
me town, Rome, Georgia, en-
ring a three weeks furlough.
The boys are to be compli-
ented on the cleanliness of the
rracks. Let's keep it that way.
ter all, by the looks of things,
will be our home for a long
We had mutton today for chow.
ou know, boys, that little animal
at says "baa baa." I wonder if
is could have anything to do
th Sgt. Savage and Sgt. Bach
king in their sleep.
We want to thank S/Sgt. Chase
bringing us some butt-cans.
.OUIS WOHL SONS
Restaurant Supplies and
6th St. and 6th. Ph. Y 1648
s at 1212 Grand Central Ave.
)ine and Dance in the Open
V-Platters, Luncheon and
Monday to Friday, 45c and 60c
Let's show our appreciation by
S/Sgt. Hall is looking forward
o becoming a flying cadet. He
even has a patch of hair under
his nose. Rather becoming, too,
We have a new mail bo-, which
s quite an improvement over
he old system. Thanks o3 those
who helped in its construction.
Mail your letters in the little
lot on the side which lettered
above it: OUT GOING.
626th Bomb. Sq.
Due to walking into a Black
Cloud with Brass Knuckles, our
usual scribe is now resting up
n the Hospital.
Bets are now being placed as
to whether S/Sgt. Sentency will
be married upon return from his
furlough. Odds are now 3 to 1 in
favor of Miss Nellie Gray hook-
Cpl. Raizen seems to have
snowed under all the Locrl Fem-
.nine Talent in Tampa with his
Charles Laughton Lingo.
Are those long, long stoz les true
that we hear at the bull sessions
every night from Cpl. Malley.
All the boys of the outit went
in force to hear Sgt. HiJgartner
beat out a few tunes on the piano
at the Soldiers Show last Tues-
day. He is being called the red-
headed Teddy Wilson.
S/Sgt. Peck is really worrying
these days, The Officers and
Wheels are due back anyday now,
and he will have to give up his
iob of Ist/Sgt.
Sgt. Higgins has put on four
more ounces this week, and he
really looks pretty good.
627th Bomb. Sq.
By Cpl. James E. Hann.on
Spring has finally reached the
glands of some of the 627th per-
sonnel. Chief evidence were the
Easter paraders, Labriola and
Mauti parked in front of the
Sacred Heart Church in town,
eyeing the lovelies in all their-
store-boughten finery. A red dress
nd a well-turned calf are much
nore effective than Castor Oil in
Communique: 1st Lt. H. P. Orr
penned a letter from Orlando to
all his lads in Communications;
everything o.k. on the Orlando
front; schedule rigorous and -the
bed is always welcome 9 p. m.
We reluctantly announce that
we have been beaten once again
by the 624th Sq. in softball. We
have indeed fallen upon evil
lays. So we cry to our brethern
.n Orlando a soul-piercing cail,"
'Come back, come back, O broth-
ers we can beat those bums
Chit-chat: Cp]s. Harris and Jahn
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(Continued from Page 5) dances possible-hurry and start
coming out again. We miss all of
ing the-construction of a crib for o io all yu new Em in the
you. To all you new EM in the
Sb/ot. 0-neari,; acemls tnac ojake ll08th, we extend a hearty wel-
Just cant sLct.d siraignc on lus come. Pfc. Bedney, the former
cot. Cpl. Lun sfromeue, a nice personnel worker and bronco
guy to have around, taKing good buster, is applying his trade at
care of tie boys in tne supply the Motor Pool. To him a truck
Room an on me bail-field. is just a mechanized horse. At
hannon ana Laurioia ureamily leat tha 's th' story that floated
making plans lor tneir N. Y. iur- in from the Motor Pool.
lougn--r in A venue on a pring T/4 Leue L. Carter is at it
afternoon. .Cpl. Al Disdier avain. That guy can snore the
shooting back the right answers "Wood-cutters Ball," in three-
to tne incisive questioning or querter-time, without missing a
Captain Lortus (Group). Al has beat. A little birdie told me that
an mLie records in siidpe and- T/5 Robinson had better stay out
miraile--ne wnows were tney of Ybor City or his expenses will
are. incidentally, credit cpl. ueu. be cut so low he won't have to
Llnsmore win a line assist. pay income taxes next year. Sgt.
HQ, 1 & Ryan, we as a group request that
HQ. & Hu. SuujtON yyou change your shade of nail
1 th Fighter Wing polish. It isn't GI you know, but,
n Oh dearie, are you cute.
"Strike three! The batter's out!" Oh deae, are you cute.
"Oh my gosn, ump, it was a mile III F. C., HO. & HQ. SQ.
wide.'' 'nese, anu onter equally HA R&
forceful expressions, nave Lee SEA BREEZES
ecnoing baciK and ior'tn over tle By PFC. ALVIN M. AMSTER
1lL li ghter \:ving area. The old Hot weather means G.I. hair-
"basebail ever nas tiaKen nola cuts. "Commissar" Bulger led the
of our outit, and alter tuca~ig parade, followed by Charlie. Pal-
one scalp unaer our uAlls, weie mer, Whobrey and Paul Wil -rn.
ready to answer all cdiansanrS. Medics Jim Reed, Joe Savino
Just contact euLier 1/L. i1Illo~iu an'd Gerald Paterson were trans-
team manager, or our special ferred to Dale Mabry. Joe Siefers
Service Depi-r'hone i\o. aJ. left for Flying Cadet School.
In keeping up wiI Aie physical Medics Ashe, Morrow. and Ver-
education ana conaltioning 0o our 0 chuck enjoyed Tarpon Springs'
men, we've formed tne "oear' and hospitality af'er the maneuvers.
Judo classes. 'Tne "seal" class, "Blackie" Staiper rivalling Te-
under the direction of capt. ,.ei- furgy as the Sq. Crooner. The
fert and Cpl. Fleisher, is concern- Butcher promises Blackie a shoe
ed with teaching the men how to in the head soon. Any truth
swim, with and wicnout nela to the rumor Sgt. Clayton now
equipment. The Judo classes are doing his own laundry?
taugnt by Pvt. Porte, a man ex- Joffrion used to be a snake
perienced along those lines. It is charmer. .. Vivona and his ac-
a splendid conditioner, and atter cordion keep the B-1 boys enter-
each class, we feel," it's going to trained daily... CPL. Horace Gas-
be the enemy that's going to-die pard is still at Greenwood, Miss.
for his country. Dayton and Castagna finally
Ole Dan Cupid sure swings a put the touch on Hartes for cigar-
mean bow in the llth Fighter ettes, even though each guy had
Wing, for another of our bunch is a carton.
tempting fate by considering mar- Troubles
riage. The brave man is our good "Bi Smiths Troubles
pal, Cpl. Neisobedzki. Good luck, "Big" Smith loaned Connolly
fellow, and Giel dough to buy a car and
Better to have Bonds, than now those ungrateful guys won't
"Bunds," so lets give with the even ride Smith into town...
bucks. Hoffmeister and Kortlang take
9 turns being part-time comedians
911th 0. M. and lady killers. .. Who gave
Interdonati that kiss by proxy?
ON THE BALL Did Holden and Kresko get
fooled? The writer's package last
By Sgit.,Edward W. Freeman Mon. contained stationery and
Congratuations, Lt. Curley, on not chow.. The Bull Gang did
your recent promotion to 1st Lt. an excellent cleaning job in all
Thank you for those classes which excellent cleaning in a
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Remember 1018th Alley? The Whitehead Drug Store
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soap containers in0 the shower
Cohn and Siskind giving Sane-
ton a run for his money with his
13-year-old flame, Dottie G. .
Oke is a happy soupmaker;.after
18 years he's reunited with his
59th AVTATTON SQ. (SEP.)
By Pfc. William A. Norris
Why is Cpl. Johnson looking
so sad? Is it because the lovely
Mrs. Johnson, who was here for
a few days, has returned home?
Cheer up, my boy! This war won't
last forever. Pfc. James E. "White-
star" Nedd, formerly known as
"Porky Pig," has taken the place
of Pvt. Jack Ferrington, our earst-
while laundry man. while He re-
poses in "durance-vile." Business
is getting so good, he's thinking
of hiring a helper.
S/Sgt. James C. Gray is smok-
ing cigarettes by the carton, since
PX No. 5 opened. I wonder if it's
overstrain of the brain, or the two
girls that work there? Col. John
R. Anderson (The Mad Sq. Clk.):
is over his Sarasota fever at last.
Sgt. Williams tex-Long Boat
Kevs Commando) was featured
with his wife on Eas'er Sun-
day. .. No one saw Cpl. Stevie
Steve on Easter, although he had
a pass for Tampa. Wonder where
Un sought refuge? Cpl. Witsell
(The Mad CQ) cries to the boys
that he's broke, but when on
Central Avenue where the girls
are, money jumps from every one
of his pockets as though a magi-
cian was pulling bills from out
of thin air.
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T EprEC HOE IPaeu
By Cpl. Will Krewson
Warrant Officer Lester G.
Baker and all th elads have been
looking a bit dreamy eyed since
playing for all those gorgeous
damsels at Third Air Force last
week. They say we are going to
entertain there once every month.
. T/Sgt. Eli Eaton was having
trouble keeping two eyes on the
music and two eyes on the gals.
. wait a minute, that's four eyes.
SSay, Sarge, tell us how you
It was a real Easter for the
69er's, for each member received
a snappy new blue "root toot zoot
suit" (fatigues to you). When Pfc.
D)qgue Woodke put his new out-
f a and picked up his bass
hi. he looked like "Little Boy
Blue" who just blew. Of course,
we had the two conventional
Army sizes, too big or too small,
but that didn't stop Supply Ser-
geant Harwick. He gave us all
drape models; Cpl. Costello's even
drags a little.
It isn't safe to walk in the
latrine anymoile the way the
Nailor -Lamb Corp. has been
drumming up laundry business.
Only the other day Cpl. Joe
Owings was telling me that be-
fore he knew it he heard a splash,
arid there he was in the wash tub,
fatigues and all. In five seconds
he was washed, rinsed and hang-
ing on the line outside. Only then
did Norm Nailor realize what had
happened ... he said that he was
going so fast he just. grabbed the
nearest fatigue suit and Joe hap-
pened to be in it. I'll bet they
made you pay double too, Joe.
We can give Cpl. Mike- Galdino
all the credit for those solid hair-
cuts; in fact, that's all he says
Whenever there is music sup-
plied by the 69th AAF Band,
whether it be jive or longhair
stuff, you will always find Pfc.
Hal Richman there. Hal has the
misfortune of being the only
string bass man in the outfit.
Why, some nights he puts his
bass in bed and stands in the
corner all night. So, if any of you
fellows can help Pfc. Richman out
by playing a string bass, stop
around to the Band Barracks some
day: After all, he'll get tired
standing there all night.
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Army Air Forces
Realignment of the functions of
headquarters components of the
Army Air Forces, designed to de-
centralize control to the field and
gear the organization to current
war necessities, was announced
last week by the War Department.
From the organizational stand-
point, components in the field are
not affected, although it is inter-
esting to note that the Third Air
Force-to which Selfridge Field
is assigned-is now under the su-
pervision of a newly organized
office-the Assistant Chief of
Air Staff, Training.
This office has primary interest
in and. supervision of the Flying
Training Command, Technical
Training Command, and the Sec-
ond and Third Air Forces. It also
provides technical supervision of
the operational training of the
First and Fourth Air Forces.
Reorganization of Headquarters,
Army Air Forces, as of March 29,
reduces the Offices of Headquar-
ters from 25 to 13 in number.
There are now only six major
components of the Air Staff, in-
stead of 19 as formerly. The Spe-
cial Staff offices are increased
from four to five.
The Headquarters staff of the
Commanding General, Army Air
Forces, now consists of the Chief
of Air Staff, three Deputy Chiefs
and six Assistant Chiefs of Air
Staff, namely: (1) Material, Main-
tenance and Distribution; (2) Op-
eration, Commitments and Re-
quirements; (3) Plans; (4) Train-
ing; (5) Personnel, and (6) Intelli-
Newly organized offices of the
six Assistant Chiefs of Air Staff
are not designated by the above-
mentioned numbers. They do,
however, replace and absorb, in
the new alignments, the functions
of the classic military staff divi-
sions of A-i, A-2, A-3, A-4, and
of the Assistant Chiefs of Opera-
tional Plans and for Program
Complete details of the AAF
reorganization were announced
publicly on March 29 in a 2,500-
word-description, released to all
newspapers .Lack of space in The
Echoes precludes re-publication in
One of the changes is the addi-
tion of a new command, the Army
Air Forces Flight Control Com-
mand. It absorbs the functions of
th former Directorate of Air
Traffic and Safety, the Army Air
'Forces Communications Services,
and the Army Air Forces Weather
A complete list of the subordi-
nate commands under Headquar-
ters, AAF, follows:
Second Air Force, Third Aii
Force, Flying Training Command,
Technical Training Command,
Troop Carrier Command (under
th eAssistant Chief of Air Staff,
Army Air Forces Flight. Con-
Materiel Command, Air Trang-
port Command, Air Service Com-
mand (under the Assistant Chief
of Air Staff, Materiel, Mainten-
ance and Distribution).
Proving Ground Command, An-
ti-Submarine Command, School of
Applied Tactics (under the As-
sistant Chief of Air Staff, Opera-
tions ,Commitments and Require-
First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Sev-
enth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Elev-
enth, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Four-
teenth Air Forces (under techni-
cal supervision of the Command-
ing General, AAF, and under the
administrative and tactical juris-
diction of the theater or task force
to which they are assigned).
Promoted to Major
Friends of Earle R. Thomas will
be pleased to learn that he has
been promoted to the rank of
When the promotion was re-
ceived, the major was with his
unit going through a phase of
training in northern Florida with
which he is being familiarized,
and checked out in twin-engined
Lt. Colonel Marvin S. Zipp,
commanding the group and re-
sponsible for the major's promo-
tion, was the first to congratulate
him. Major Fred Hook, executive
officer of the group proceeded to
strip the bars from the surprised
operations officer and presented
him with one of his own gold
Major Thomas' many associates
in his group are proud of his
achievements brought about by
his ability to foster ani perpe-
tuate a spirit of cooperation, from
top to bottom, as well as ni,
capabilities as a very able leader. i
Wedding Bells Ring Out
At a small wedding for the im-
mediate families, on April 13,
1943 at Sumter, S. C., Miss Onnie
Elizabeth Hicks of Hartsville,
S. C., became the bride of Cpl.
Paden S. Epps of Hq. & Hq. Sq.,
III Fighter Command.
Mrs. Epps is the daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. P. S. Hicks. Cpl. Epps;
whose home is at Manning, S. C.,
is the son of Mr. & Mrs. J. H.
Epps. The bride will join her
husband in Tampa early in June.
Two German women were
boasting of,their gains from var-
ious Nazi conquests. Said one:
"From Norway, I got the most
beautiful pair of gloves; from
Czechoslovakia, such stunning
shoes; and my gown from Paris."
"And what," interrupted her
friend, "did you get from Russia?"
"From Russia -my widow's
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A il 30 1943
Third Win As
Drew Wins, 5-0
Drew Field Signal baseball
team defeated an All-Star nine
from the Inter-Social league Sat-
urday at Cuscaden Park, 5 to 0.
The victory was the third
straight of the season for the
Signaleers and also for Vito
Tamulis, who increased his strike-
outs to 40 for three games.
Drew scored four of their runs
in the third. Lt. Chet Thomas hit
for the circuit with one aboard in
this inning with two more coming
aci oss on errors.
Vito Tamulis, pitching with
perfect control, did not issue a
pass and struck out a dozen men
fo- his third win of the season.
Using an assortment of curves,
mixed with his famous slow ball,
Tanmulis limited the All-Stars to
nine scattered hits.
'.'he Signaleers scored their last
run in the eighth, when McAlee
sci watched a single down the third
base line after being out. this
play occurred when, as the pitcher
threw the strikeout ball, a spec-
tator threw a foul ball back on
the field, the umpire ruling that
the batter was still entitled to
another strike. Hogan walked.
Libby singled to fill the bases
and Tamulis sent a line drive
that the first basemen couldn't
handle and McAtee scored.
The box score:
Ab R H
Ortega, 2b ________3 0 '1
G. Granell, 2b _-_ 0 0
Beasley, cf _-___-__ 0 3
Rodriguez, 3b ____4 0 0
B. Fernandez, lb___4 0 1
Levine, If ____ 2 0 0
R. Fernandez, lf__ 2 0 1
Schiro. rf 4 0 2
Granell, ss ___-___4 0 0
R. Longval, c ____4 0 0
C. Longval, p .-__1 0 0
C. Fernandez, x__ 2 0 1
TOTAL .____. 35 0 9
Ab R H
Petite, ss ._______4 1 1
Toomin, cf ______- 5 1 1
Brown, 3b _______-4 0 0
Ready, lb 3__-- 1 0
Thomas, c _.__.- .4 1 1
McAtte, rf 3 1 1
Hogan, If ___ 3 0 0
Libby, 2b __ _4 0 1.
Tamulis, p _____._4 0 1
TOTAL .-___- 34 5 6
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Runs batted in--Thomas, 2
Tamulis. Home run--Thomas
Double play-Brown (unassisted)
Struckout-By Tamulis 12; by R
Lbngval, 3; by Fernandez, 1.
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In the fourth bout of the eve-
ning, a little 122-pound Puerto
Rican, Rafael Baez, of Drew, beat
his man to the canvas in 1:05 of
the second round in using a two-
fisted attack on his opponent. Of-
ficials and old time ring fans
praised him as being one of the
hardest hitting little fellows they
had ever seen.
Drew's other wins were turned
in by Henry Mendoza 145%, over
thd sharp punching Pat Pangallo,
134, in a three-round decision and
Earl Whobley, 140, decisioned Bob
Geist, 134, of MacDill for the final
win of the night.
Andy Santorelli, a sweet punch-
ing 126 pounder ,fought an over-
Drew's star pitcher holds
enviable record of 40 strikeouts
in three local games.
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S/Sgt. George Gaskill of Upper
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Playing a steady game from his
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Drew Boxing Team weight match with James Hood,
141, of MacDill, and received a
Drubs MacDillField cut ever the eye when HoGa but-
Scrappers Monday ted him in the second with the
____ rr referee stopping, the fight.
Drew fighters pounded out S Some of these boys witf appear
3 to 2 win over the MacDill Field on..t,e big Arm'~-Sh6w at- the
scrappers on Monday night in the Municipal Auditofium in Tampa,
MacDill gym before an overflow Monday night.
crowd of soldiers. ---
In winning the match, Drew VITO TAMULIS
was awarded two decisions and
one knockout, while MacDill
scored a technical knockout and
The feature match of the night
was between two welterweights,
Bob Bowles of Drew and Joey
Smithers of MacDill with Smith-
ers receiving a close decision that
was booed by the MacDill crowd.
Both boys stood toe to toe and
slugged it out with both hands
through three torrid rounds. ..
Bowles grew stronger as the fight i'.
progressed and finished strong in i: :'
the last round. The two boys will "
meet in a return match in Muni- ..' .
cipal Auditorium, Monday night. ..
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