VOL. 2, NO. 14 Published Exclusively in the Interest of the Personn'el of Drew Field Friday, June 11, 1943
Two Drew Boxers
Win In Local
Drew and MacDill Fields' Gold-
en Gloves champions, on Wednes-
day evening at the Municipal
Auditorium, Tampa, fought be-
fore one of the largest crowds of
excited fans ever to gather for
ri all-Army show. Despite the
n ijut before the show began,
Swas estimated that more than
.,500 soldiers and civilians were
in their seats for the opening
Pvt. .ce Bleta, Drew Field,
after plenty of trouble with
southpaw Pvt. Dick McDonald.
MacDill, scored a third-round
knockout in the feature bout.
McDonald, out on his feet for
seconds, was caught by the ref-
eree before he fell to the canvas
to remain unconscious while the
spectators went wild.
Featherweights Pvt. Kid Dillin-
ger, MacDill, and Bill Hornig,
Dretv Field, came out with mitts
loaded from the start. Both fight-
ers looked Food, but swift punch-
ing showed up in the second
round. The decision went to Dil-
.Pvt. Bill Miller, MacDill, gave
evidence of having dynamite in
either hand as he went against
the Drew man, Pvt. Pete Peter-
son, in the second bout. Miller,
according to fight fans in the
press seats, showed plenty of
class and was called the best-
looking prospect in Army novice
fight ranks. Peterson went to his
knees in the first round, but
quickly recovered, only to go out
for good in the first minute of
the second iound.
It was "even Steven" in the
first round for Pvt. Louis Fuen-
tes, MacDill, and Pvt. Louis Ribel,
Drew, in the welterweight divi-
Contin'ued :on Page 8
Flag Day, 1943
"Then. co-nquer Zwe muSt, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto In God is our trust';
And the star-spangled banner in trinum ph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."
'H E L P !
dry service fcr the WAAC Post
If the above can b3 supplied,
cell the Drew Field Public Re-
.1ticns Oifice, Extension 218.
Alligators rawl Into Drew Field Pond
The Continenfal Congress, on
June 14, 1777, adopted a resolu-
tion offered by John Adams,
"That the flag of the thirteen
United States be thirteen stripes,
alternate red and white, that the
union be thirteen states, white
in a blue field, representing a
new constellation." That constel-
lation, so new then in the skies
of the world, now glorifies with
,its forty-eight stars one of the
oldest national flags' in the world,
just as the government it repre-
sents is now one of those with
the longest continuous existence.
For a time both a new stripe
and a new star were added when
new states were admitted. Be-
tween 1795 and 1818 the flag had
fifteen stripes and fifteen stars.
In 1818 President Monroe signed
a bill providing the present de-
sign, with thirteen stripes and a
star for each state. President
Wilson in 1916 suggested in a
proclamation the first observance
of Flag Day on June 14, the an-
niver-sary date of that year.
June 14th has ever been an
eventful-date in American his-
tory. On that day in 1775, the
United States Army was founded
when Congress authorized the
enlistment of ten companies of
rifleman to serve the United
Colonies for one year. In 1846
Americans at Sonoma, in what
is now the state of California,
raised the flag of the California
Republic. It was the "Bear Flag"
with a star and the figure of a
black bear on it. On the same
date, 1917, the First Division of
the American Expeditionary
Force sailed for France.
To Americans on the far flung
battle fronts of the world, Flag
Day this year will bring to mind!
a fierce determination that those'
who have lost their lives shall
not have died in vain.
s pa; To A. G. School
Major John D. Muse and Capt.
The alligators are young, only Drew's huge reservation. This Charles B Bateman of the III
18-inches long area is now being reclaimed for Fighter Command Headquarters,
The Base Photo Lab. camera- y development by the Pos left Drew Field on Wednesday,
The Base Photo Lab. cam Engineers. June 9, for Fort Washington,
man snapped Col. Melvin B. Asp As part of the function of the Maryland, where they will at-
(at right), Air Base Area Com- Special Service Office to supply tend the eight-weeks specialized
mander, and Maj. Guy B. Lynes recreational and educational fa- courEes at the Adjutant Gene-
(at left), Post Engineer, as they cilities for the field's personnel, al's School.
were engaged in the act of these alligators are but the first Called into active service in
emptying a barrel of young alli- of semi-tropical zoological life to October, 1940, Major Muse is at
gators, seven in all, into the new be put on display for those inter- present Acting Assistant Adju-
alligatcr pond located in one of ested in Natural History. Croco- tant General of the III Fighter
the base's recreational areas. diles and animal, native to Flor- Command. Capt. Bateman is at
The reptiles were found by the ida are to be obtained for Drew's present Assistant A-i at Head-
Mosquito Control Unit in one of recreational areas in the near quarters and was called to active
Ithe yet undeveloped locales on future. duty in July, 1941.
Former Finnish Flyer Is Now
a Privale In U. S. Army r orps
Before the smoke of battle "I flew a Fokker D-21 for a few
clears from this global war, 25- weeks," he said, "from Sweden
year-old Pvt. Aatos E. Kauppinen to Finland with the Finnish Ferry
will have performed a strange Command. I was in western Fin-
role in this strangest of wars- land with a squadron that was
he will have fought on both sides. protecting Tampere. After that,
He is now Pvt. Kauppinen of I was on the Karelian isthmus
the U. S. Army Air Corps, but and on Viipuri Bay, where we
it wasn't so long ago that he was tried to harass the Russian ground
First Lt. Kauppinen of the Fin- troops."
nish Army Air Corps, fighting He was in the Finnish Air
savagely against our Russian Corps until March, 1941, when
allies in that little northern coun- he became fed up with Nazi in-
try of the fabulous white nights, terference in Finnish internal af-
thousands of lakes, and snow- fairs. On June 8, 1941, he came
covered forests. As a matter of to this country, landing in New
fact, he shot down two Russian York.
S.B. bombers over the Karelian That summer he spent in Maine
isthmus and over Viipuri Bay and in the fall he came back to
when an effort was made to stem NewYork. Shortly afterwards, he
the advance of Russian ground went to a children's camp in
troops. b 1 Af Tuxedo Park, where he taught
That was back in 1939. After children six to twelve years of
pursuing a pre-medical course at re suh sports as swimming,
the University of Helsinki for age such sports as swimming,
two years, he was taken into the skiing and tennis.
Finnish Army Air Corps and sent He entered the army on Jan.
to the aviation cadet school at 14, 1943, in New York City and
Kauhava. He attended school for was sent to Camp Upton, New
a year, graduating in December York, a week later. On Feb. 18,
16, 1939. 11943, he was sent to Camp Croft.
He joined a pursuit squadron. (Continued on Pape 8)
Dogfights Featuredin "A Guy Named Joe"
CAMERAMAN JACK SMITH BEHIND HIS CAMERA
Work on the film, "A Guy scc-es in whinh Army planes
Named Joe" is progressing rapid- were made up to reprec'nt Zeros
Iv on Drew Field after a series in the New Guinea scenes while
of mishaps, including tad weath- others represented Messershmitts
er conditions and an accident to for scenes laid in England.
one of the featured players, Van Dolph M. Zimmer, assistant di-
Johnson, according to .,ay Mar- rector of the film, said that the
chant, business manager of the dogfights entail the use of more
Metro-Gordwyn-Mayer group., than twenty planes. Other scenes
Mro. Irene Dunn Burke, wife have been and will be filmed at
of Lt. Joe Burke, 84th Bomb various air fields and at Holly-
Group, Drew Field, is doubling wood.
for Irene Dunne, the MGM star. Head of the camera crew is
Captain.William (Bill) Hale, 84th Jack Smith, one of Hollywood's'
Bomb Gp., will double fcr Wardto camera men. William Kaplan
IBond and Don DeFore will fill top camera men. William Kaplan
Bond and Don DeFore will fillis unit director of the show. Per-
in for Van Johnson. M:ss Dunne sonnel working on the picture
and Spencer Tracy will not come this week numbered approxima-
to Tampa for the filming of the in addition to the
picture despite previous plans for tely fifty in addition to the
their arrival. ground crew anc' cons':uctizn
First shots were the aerial men.
~ag~e Two THE ECHOES lime 11, ~1943'
WAAC EXECUTIVE OFFICER
From Army wife to Women's Cheyenne Hospital, Cheyenne,
.Army officer was a natural tran- Wyoming. After her marriage to
sition for Third Officer Neva H. Capt. Barnes. there were several
Barnes, executive officer of the moves to army posts where the
756th WAAC Post Headquarters Lieutenant became active in pro-
Company. moteing recreational activities for
Lt. Barnes had lived at army the CCC enrollees and the enlisted
posts for many years until the personnel at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois,
'death of her husband. Captain and Ft. Robinson, Nebraska. Both
Albert Barnes. who was noted for Lt. Barnes and her husband took
his performances at the army part in the riding exhibitions
horse shows during his many presented regularly by the Ca-
years in the service. The Lieuten- valry at both stations.
ant, who feels she is carrying "i'M STRICTLY G.I.," said Lt.
on in tlie service for herself and Barnee: when interviewed. "My
her husband, is very proud of father was a contract surgeon for
the fact that both of them rose the United States Army during
to commissions from the ranks. the Spanish-American War."
Captain Barnes served in World Her father is Dr. James E.
War I as a sergeant and was Hartwell, 92, Cheyenne. Wyoming,
commissioned immediately after and was the oldest practising
the war at Ft. Frances E. Warren, physician in the state of Nebraska
Wyoming, by competitivepexamtai-to ea
yomting, by competitive eame i- until his retirement four years
nation offered enlisted men at ago when he moved to the western
that time. Lt. Barnes recalls that ao when. Haetwell was offered a
lier husband, like many others in city. Dr. Hartwell was, offered a
er husband, like many others commission in the army, but re-
time of war, advanced his age fused in favor of returning to
several years to enlist. private practice after the Nar.
Lt. Barnes received her basic Another member of Lt. Barnes'
and administrative schooling in family in service is st Lt. Norris.
the WAAC a Ft. Des Moines amily n service is 1st Lt. Nori'S.
the WAlAC ar Ft. -Des tMoine. E. Hartwell, Jr., 22nd Photo,
Iowa, and was assigned afterquadon REC, now stationed at
graduation. January 3, 1943, to.Coloiado Srings, Co. .Lt.
tie 89th WAAC Training Center Banes si ed Ha-
Compan, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., for aessster pinned Lt. Hart-
work with the Processing Divi- wells gold bars officer atheshoulder
ion. Promoted to Technician of the WAAC officer at her ,arad-
sion. Promoted to Technicianuation.
fourth class, Lt. Barnes was uat
chosen for Officer's Candidate Before coming to Tampa and
School and wa graduated as Drew Field May 14, Barnes acted
hired officer April of thisear as Executive Officer in the Motor
Before enteripg the WAAC, Lt. .Transport Division at the Second
Barnes was librarian for the Me- WAAC Training Center, Daytona
dical Records Library in the Beach, Florida.
Warr .t Officers to. cw and latitudinal for WOJG);
and a clarification.of status by
S 1:Wea.r N:ew I 'tignia. Ie- War Depadtmenamt which pro-
vided that warrant officers are
Army warrant officers insignia entitled to the salute, and to the
wili now reflect their assignment corteses respectsormally
and duAies as a result of a change granted commissioned officers.
in Army Regulations, and these
officers in the 35th Division have
been quick to conform to the newew w
rales. They are now wearing the H
insignia of the arm or service
to which they are assigned. Those T.rmp 's Nile Retreat
not on-duty with an arm or serv-
ice will wear the coat of arms
of the United States, 9-16 inch 1212 Grend Central Avenue
in height within a ring 3-4 inch
in diameter. Formerly all warrant Steaks -- Chicken
officers were the wreath on collar
and lapel. Spareribs
This change is the latest in a
series to "glamorize" the warrant Served 6 P.M. to 2 A.M.
officer. Successively came the "Jonnie wants to see you"
creation of the grade of Chief
Warrant Officer; 20epercent in-
crease in base ,pay for foreign _.
service (as compared with .10
percent for commissioned offi- TONY MASON'S
cers); a general pay increase wvith
a possible top limit, including ORCHESTRA
quarters and subsistence allow-
-nces, of $458.33 per month; in- Featuring
signia of grade (a bar with round-
ed ends, brown enamel top and JEANNE RI-CHARD
gold center longitudinal for J NI CH
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Third Fighter Artist Creator of 'Superman'
Close Race In 84th
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Standing of teams, June 5th,
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By SGT. BOB KANE
Ever since he sold a drawing to a grammar school classmate for
a nickle back in Cleveland, artist Bernard Schmittke has made a
comfortable living with pencil and brush. Now Sgt. Schmittke of
ithe III .Fighter Command at Drew Field, he is one of the Army's
Sbest artists and caricaturists.
One of Schmittke's proudest,*
yet woeful boasts is that he was time.
the first artist to create Super- Now 28, Schmittke devotes his
man. "Three men with an idea" time to posters and art work for
might be a fitting caption for the the Intelligence Section and the
origin of the popular Superman III Fighter Command paper, the
strips. It started back in high VOLUNTEER. Before coming to
school when Schmittke and two Drew Field last winter he was
classmates, writer Jerry Siegel stationed at the Base Hospital,
and cartoonist Joe Schuster, MacDill Field, where he contrib-
thought a comic strip featuring uted caricatures of numerous of-
a fabulous super-being would ficers and enlisted men for The
have terrific reader appeal. Fly Leaf.
Schmittke drew his impression
of a superman, Siegel wrote some "iYAN "
scripts, and Schuster drew up AN to Broadcast
'some tentative strips. The idea Special Edition of
failed for the time being and
Schmittke went on to other NBC World Roundup
fields. Several years later Siegel
and Schuster recreated the comic Drew Field personnel should
strip and it clicked, listen in on a special edition of
NBC's World Roundup radio
Drawing portraits and carica- broadcast which will go on the
tures of celebrities and promi- air Sunday, Juie 27, from 1:30
,nent people has, occupied ..most to a
f Schmttke.'s t As a b.in to'2 p:m'. Eastern War Time. The
f Schmittke's tIn. As by uid rogriam will b*ring- "stioke-of-
Clevelanid he lc6tered' around battle" reports from YANK cor-
stage doors just so he could draw battles ets from YANK cor"
-a caricature of the stars. Duke throughout the world.hot spots
Ellington liked one of his draw- throughout the world.
ings so well he used it in his ad- Under the title of "YANK
vertisements for several years. Roundup," this broadcast will be
Ely Culbertson purchased one of of particular interest to members
Schmittke's caricatures and has of the armed forces. Each- YANK
it framed in his New York apart- correspondent will speak from a
ment. different overseas theater of op-
A regular contributor to the erations, giving a report on the
Cleveland Museum of Art exhi- action in his area.
bitions, Schmittke won second
prize in caricatures in 1937. His L
subject was John L. Lewis. He
also took prizes at minor art ex- S E'1V IC E ME N'-
Tackling New York in 1935, our
young artist Schmittke went
-after bigger stakes. Free lanc-
ing, he drew many radio stars
and prominent New Yorkers, but
was finally driven, to a job as
staff animator for the Max
Fleischer Studios in Radio City.
After drawing Betty Boop and. Is Located At
,Popeye for several months, he 81 Florda Av
'returned to Cleveland. 801 Florida Ave.
Prior to his induction early in Sears Roebuck & Co an
1942, Sgt. Schmittke did dental ears Roebuck & Company
animations for instruction films Tampa, Florida
at Western Reserve University
and drew portraits in his spare
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.une 11, 1943
PaeFu TE E H E
THE ECHOES Pvt. Saves Neck, .I-
But Loses Face
GLENN R. ROSS, Publisher
TAMPA ARMY NEWSPAPERS The officers and mernof Hq. &
Hq q III Fighter Command,
Business Office: have :.recently completed firing
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fled for Sharpshooter and 49 en-
All advertisements contained in this newspaper are also contained listed men qualified for Marks-
in the Fly Leaf, published in the interest of the personnel of MacDill man. Officer scores were not
Field. Minimum joint circulation, 10,000 copies. available.
Funniest story, but not to the
ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON REQUEST individual involved, was the case .
of Pvt. Aaron Southard of the
A newspaper published exclusively for the personnel of Drew Third Fighter Squadron. Aaron
Field and devoted to military interests and. the United Nations was in the pit detail last week
Victory. ,. -4wjHB,: when the officers fired, and be-
Opinions. expressed in this newspaper are those of the individual coming ambitious decided he
writers and under no circumstances are they to be considered those would save his energy by climb-
of the United States Army. Advertisements in this publication do ing up on the target and using
not constitute an endorsement by the War Department or its per- both his feet and hands to raise
sonnel of the products advertised. the targets. He did, but instead
put his feet on the wrong bar and
SThis neck was caught between the
YOU're The BOSS, Mechanic upper and lower parts of the tar-
You're an A. M. servicing the planes on Drew Field, and an Army get. Members of the pit detail'
Air Forces Mechanic comes to know a lot of "bosses." It works like quickly relieved Southard.
that all the way down the line. Sure, you want to do a good job if Aaron came out second best
it's only to keep out of trouble. with a wrenched neck but no in-
But it goes further than that. You're also your own boss. You're juries. (P. S.-He said the officer
the only one who really knows what you've put into your effort, shooting at his target didn't qual-
It's true that someone will come along behind you and check you. fy anyway.)
That's natural. Someone with more experience and, perhaps a wider
knowledge will either pass or reject the job you've done. But he
won't know how much.heart has gone into that job, how much care VA K 7
and how much mental alertness. A H I Z
That's where you come in. That's the ground on which you've
got to judge YOURSELF, decide whether you've succeeded or failed By
in your mission-in short, be your own boss. BOB HAWK
You, the mechanic, may sometimes fail to realize the power you
wield. You may forget that a single small mistake on your part can Quismaster
mean a flight plan straight to Tragedy. You may lose sight of the "THANKSr .. k .f
fact that every twist of a bolt, every turn of a screw on every flying
line of the Allied Nations is important to Victory. And maybe there TO THE YANKS "
wont be anyone around to remind you. You may not think of it until Satrda B S
you see the crash ambulance head for the field.
If you make that' single small mistake it's a hundred-to-one bet k
nobody will trace ft directly to you. But you'll have yourself to live 1. On a bright sunny day when 'tw ,'E, ,. v' '.L-
with and yourself to blame. you walk into a dark movie thea- Of 84th Bomb. Group
ter, do the pupils of your eyes
become larger or smaller?
George F. Rixey, deputy chief of 2. "Trust" can be used either
it chaplains of the Army and Di- as a noun or a verb. For instance,
S. rector Oveta Culp Hobby, of the you can say: "I'm going to put
WAAC, the War Department an- my funds in trust," and you can
also say, "I trust you implicitly."
nounced this week. You might say to a girl "You are
my valentine." Is it also correct
A War Department circular to say, "I valentine you"?
states that enlisted personnel 3. When you chew a piece of
sending mail must include their beef steak, do you exert nearer
serial number along with the 10, 50 or 100 pounds of pressure?
name and address in the upper 4. Why do dogs usually shake
II lefthand corner of the envelope, hands with their left paw?
Since the term 'enlisted person- 5. There are more men with
-Anel" also applies to enrolled blue eyes than there are women
.WAACs, it might be well for with blue eyes. There are more
By Aux. Elizabeth Thompson members of the 756th WAAC ith brown eyes than there
Post Headquarters Company to are women with brown eyes.
Word reaches the newspapers comply with the circular aWhich of these statements is cor-
throughout the country that the Which of these statements is cor-
Fifth WAAC Training Center, in- AWUTC ALL OUT FOR WAACs 6. If yu hd yr c e o
eluding the Headquarters at Th WAAs nti t 6. If you had your choice of
clouding the Headquarters at The WAACs continue to be a sable,'a chinchilla and a mink
Camp Ruston, La., .and installa- feted with a round of parties ch a and a mink
tions at Camp Polk, La., and and do they love it! The Signa coat, which would you choose, if
tionsat Camp Polk, La., and and do they love it! The Signal you wanted the least expensive?
'Camp Monticello, Arkansas, will Corps gave a party Thursdayou wanted the least expensive?
be discontinued about June 10 evening for the members of the 7. A fog is different from a
according to dispatches from the 756th WAAC Post Headquarters cloud because it is near the
War Department. Company at the Recreation Hall. ground. Is there any other dif- Newly appointed Intelligence
The reason for disbanding the st' Officer Barbara Small, C.O., ference between a fog and a Officer of the 84th Bomb. Group,
WAAC Centers at these stations and 3rd Officer Dorothy Ann cloud? Drew Field's largest parent
was that additional facilities in Porter attended, together with 8. Did a polecat get its name training organization, is 1st Lt.
the first four training centers a large group of WAACs. The because it is harnessed to a pole, Wesley E. Patton, Jr., until re-
make the temporary centers un- thrill of the evening was being because it originated in Poland, cently Intelligence Officer of one
necessary. Army and WAAC per- transported in jeeps, the first or because it preys on poultry? of its squadrons. He succeeds
sonnel will be redistributed to ride many had ever taken in the 9. A boy and a girl were rid- Capt. Hamilton A. -Long, who,
the four centers- at Ft. Des pee-wee vehicles. A jive band, ing on a train dos a dos. Does- along with his assistant, 1st Lt.
Moines, Iowa, Daytona Beach, impromptu novelty acts, and that mean that he was sitting Thurlow B. Weed, has been trans-
Fla., Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., and Ft. plentyof chow, solid and liquid, besides-her, across the aisle from ferred to the lately activated
Devens, Mass., according to the made a pleasant evening for the her, were they sitting back to 407th.
press releases. lads and lassies in khaki, back or was he dozing on her Lt.: Patton'c'amn 'to Diew'. Field
shoulders? from: the Army Air Base at'Way-
Be ready to run if: you have Friday night's party, also at 10. What is the hardest sub- cross, Ga., where he served as
nerve enough to ask members of the Rec Hall, was given by the stance in the human head? intelligence chief in one of its
the 756th WAAC Post Headquar- 711th Signal Corps. How these bombardment groups. Since his
ters Company why they didn't WAACs do get around! A "slick" (Answers on Page 8) arrival here last February, he has
leave the Base over the weekend. band, refreshments, and a swell gained a reputation for the ex-
WE DARE YOU! time was had by all. Note to the Signal Corps of cellent and efficient conduct of
... Egypt Lake was the scene of Drew Field: "Listen, fellers, the his squadron department.
The religious life f the WAAC a second party for the 756th 756th WAAC Post Headquarters Born in Memphis, Tenn., 31
will be studied by a group of Company Saturday evening when Company is most grateful for the years ago, the lieutenant made
nine clergymen of various deno- the boys of the 551st were hosts, perfectly grand manner in which his home there up until'the time
minations who visited the train- Swimming was followed by re- we have been entertained since of his engagement by the Ten-
ing centers at Ft. Des Moines, freshments featuring "Dagwood" coming to Drew Field. We can't nessee Valley Authority, for
Iowa., and Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. sandwiches that contained prac- complain that we don't get which he acted as civil engineer,
the first week of June under the tically everything but the kit- around any more." Tommy and making his headquarters in Flor-
escort of Chaplain (Colonel) chen sink. the gang. ence, Ala.
LOOK AT MY NYLONS!
The Base School Office is or-
ganizing classes for both officers
and enlisted men in beginning
Spanish under the instruction of
Mrs. Bustillo, an experienced
teacher of Spanish.
The course will stress instruc-
tion in conversational Spanish.
A limited number of beginning
texts prepared especially for the
Army Air Forces are available
for issue to members of the
classes. If sufficient demand
arises, arrangements for advanced
Spanish classes will be made.
Classes will run one hour per
day, six days per week, accord-
ing to the following schedule:
Enlisted men, 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.
Officers, 3:00 to 4:00 P. M.
Arrangements for admission
will be made at Base School
Office, 6th Street and Avenue C.
Enlisted men must submit writ-
ten permission of their immediate
commanding officers in order to
enroll. Applications for the ini-
tial classes should be in the Base
School Office by June 15.
III F. C. Has Mascot
"Nutsy," the squirrel, is the.
mascot of the men in the car-
penter shop of Hq. & Hq. Sq.,
III Fighter Command, located be-
hind PX No. 1. Found several
months ago while an abandoned
foundling by S/Sgt. Cecil' E.
("Sparky") Myers, shop foreman,
it has lived at the carpenter shop
in its specially built cage.. In his
younger. days,- he had the run
of the shop.
First fed milk with an eye-
dropper, Nutsy now eats almost
everything given him. He usually
gets some leftovers from the
lunches and the Mess Hall. Pea-
nuts are a favorite and he is ac-
complished at cracking them.
The squirrel is not too friendly
and bares his teeth at the leai
provocation. Only Cpl. Pal
Buckner can play with Nuts:
without fear of being bitten.
%w IniFoll ()Wear
What's Cookin' af-Drel-
Friday, June 11, 8:15 p.m.--
Variety Show, Lucy Sinclair.
Saturday, June 12, 8:30"p. m.-
"Fishing for Fun," All Techni-
color Action Film.
Sunday, June 13, 8:30 p.m.--
Films of Yesterday.
Monday, June 14, 8:00 p.m. -
"The Right Answer or Else. 8:30-
p.m.-Broadcast of "The Right
Answer or Else." 9:00 p.m.-Abe
Tuesday, June 15, 8:15 p.m.-
Danny Sheehan's Musical Revue.
Wednesday, June 16, 8:00 p.m.
-USO Camp Show.
'-akrsday, June 17, 8:00 p.m.-
C. T1rt by 69th AAF Eiai.. 8:30
p.r;.-Broadcast of C,:,rii'.,il 9:30
p. m.-Broadcast, "Rookie Roy's
Friday, June 11, 8:00 p. ni.-
Saturday, June 12,. 8:3( p;'.-
Sunday, June 13, 8:30 -p:'p"i .
Abe Lincoln. ... ,
Monday, June 14. 8:00p. m.--
Tuesday, June 15, 8:00 p.m.--
Concert of Recorded Symphonic
Wednesday, June 1S. 8:00 p ni.
Thursday, June 17, 8:00 p. m.-
*Mon.-Sat., 7:05, WFLA, DreW.-
Thurs. 10:30, WFLA,: 'jrew
Field Star Parade.
Mon. 8:30, WDAE, The Right
Answer or Else.
Tues. 6:30, WFLA, -Squadron-,
Thurs. 9:30, WDAE,--Rookie,.
Roy's Scrap Book.
Sat. 7:30, WSTUN. Enough as~n'
Sn June 6, in Chapel No. 3, the
Christian Scienc- Church ini-
.tiated services cf it; .:,:t :.r Drew
SField, with -ir Hi:rbcit E.
- Marshall, C.S., Christiarn-Seierce'-
Wartime Minister, 'eacTdlng --th
services. Lt. LavWreni e W. ScOtt;.
Air Base Fiscl '"Officer, was"'
A Call to Drew
Field Talent _
The turnout for the Soldier
Shows at R.B. 1 has been most
encouraging and now that the
WAACs are at Drew and attend-
ing the performances, a certain
zest has been added to the men's
enjoyment of the programs. A i c
On the field we have a fine FP yI
collection of talent, who-have
given freely and willingly of By S/Sgt. John F. Suszynski
their talent-Sgt. Robert Hilgart- To Private Edgar L. Munk:
ner, Sgt. Robert Jones, Pvt. Rob- Mn
ert Behrendt, Pvt. Wadley Klin- Through the courtesy of Local
kowitz, Pfc. Charles Cvitak. Pvt. 60, A.F. of M. (Pittsburg, Pa.),
John Mader, Pvt. George Black- via Ft. Meade, Md., you and your
wood, Sgt. O. Z. Whitehead, our "two-beat" jazz cornet have been
inaster of ceremonies, and Corp.
Harry Evans, the ever faithful added to the 69-er's payroll. The
comedian. These men are always elevation of Wally Bettman,
standing by, always ready to "o ,Lightnin' Boldt, Bobby Kuttner,
.:-,' to help make the- off duty Pops Nailor, and Del Purga to
i.i,,,, pleasant for the men.
oBup we of Special Services 'the ranks of Pfc's was accom-
know that there is a great amount polishedd solely to impress you with
of additional talent on the field the high calibre of Society in
who are hesitant and shy in com- which ydu are now privileged to
nrg forward. These men, whether
they are singers, musicians, ac- mingle this ought to put Del
tors or have specialities of any Purga's mind at ease-he's been
kind, can be of service in help- wondering what he may have
ing build the morale on the post. done to deserve the promotion.
At the same time they can gain
the personal satisfaction and re- Dee Clements, Sam Schiavone,
laxation of doing that which they -and Joe Wright lost no time sew-
enjoy best. ing on the corporal's stripes in-
Sgt. O. Z. Whitehead, who is dicative of their induction into
"'i charge of all entertainment at
,R.B. 1, and- on duty there every the Order of Non-Coms ("non
.night, will be happy to talk with compos mentis," maybe?). Do
anyonee who has talent, give them they frighten you? Sgts. Will
an audition and arrange for an Krewson and Jerry Sedlak seem
'appearance in one of the shows. e
A talent guest will be held to be taking their recent promo-
daily beginning Monday, June tions in stride except that
;4th, for two weeks. These audi- Jerry wants to buy a sailboat, so
tions will be held from one to that he can keep pace with our
t-'o o'clock at the Enlisted Men'skeep pace with ou
s vice Club and from four to Argonautic Sergeants Estes and
1I o'clock at R.B. 1. Luukkonen. Eddy, if you want
The R.B. 1 has a performance to go cruising on Tampa Bay or
,,f some kind every night, either the Gulf of Mexico, wait until
a Soldier Show, a radio broad- T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton gets his battle-
cast, a revue from Tampa, a stage ship.
play, a concert, or the popular Just so you wouldn't be too
Sunday night silent moving pic- bored the first week you got here,
ture. So come forward, Drew we booked Barney Rapp's Band
Field Talent! and USO Show for last Tuesday;
____ ___ Wednesday saw us at the Soldiers
". Boxing Show at the Municipal
~' Night Must Fall" to Be Auditorium; Thursday you -were
Presented at R.B. No. 1 treated to your first weekly band
resented at concert and broadcast from Rec
Christian Science: eii&ices'Mil. *' Another theatrical treat is in
be held every Sunday, morning,; s-ore for the men of Drew Field
beginning 9:15 a. m:, in Chapel ?Ahen the Tampa Little Theater
No. 3, corner of 2nd anid '3J'St-'eet.rresents Emlyn Williams sensa-
.------ tional mystery play, "Night Must
CATHOLIC (Sundays) ---.--- all" at the Recreation Hall No.
6:15 AM--Mass in Chapels 2 i1 Friday and Sunday, June 18th
and 4. ". -. *. d 20th at 8:15 p. m. The produc-
8:00 AM-Masdsii Chapel 2. on is under the direction of
9:00 AM-Mass in Chapel 2 RB Saff Sgt. Maurice,,Geoffrey .who
No. 2 and Theater 3. so directed the very successful
6:30 PM-Mass in't:hapel 2. presentation of the hit comedy,
PROTESTANT (Sunda.ys_- "'tlaudia," recently presented
10:30 AM-General -ser-ices-in hre.
all chapels. ....... "Night Must Fall" is considered
7:30 PM-General evening serv- one of the best mystery plays
ices in Chapel 4.' eVer written and was an. instant
JEWISH '- success in London where it ran
8:30 PrI--Friday, in Chapel--3 a year and a half. It was equally
8:00 AMI-Saturdav in Claprt-. Successful in New York when the
7:15 P1-W-cVdn,: day ini Chape-I o original company came to this
:- 3. country and it was then made
7s-4* --..:... into a moving picture, starring
b N TUHE :I'..... -Robert Montgomery in the lead-
T E BALL- ---.ipgg role of "Danny.' The play
The general concen'sus- .ng as been presented by virtually
The gneraconcensus among every Little Theater and Stock
the Quartermasters, in ,,this!ar-ea. Company in the country.
is that Lt. Curley will always be 3 Dave Chamberlain and Wanda
missed and respected for the fine Tynan, both veteran Little Thea-
:work which ^^ 'Tynan, both veteran Little Thea-
work which he accomnilis11hed ter players, appear in the leading
among the men in the two organ- roles as "Danny" and "Mrs.
'izations here in DeSoto before _iramson" The balance of the
Departing this station -to--s- cast will be announced next
other duties. Eavesdroppiiing 'r' week. Special stage and lighting
one of the many conversations effects are being planned for the
I've heard regarding his leaving are being planned for the
I overheard the ,following: "I showing here.
.have never gone to Lt. Cu.rley
.with a problem which-he-eould as many chops and steaks as
;;help me with and he refused or Carter, and can hold as much
:passed it off to someone' else." 'liquor as Nero Wolfe. The dentist
I heard another fellow say, "Lt-lulled a dirty trick on Shorty by
, eurley would never. 'let, a. :ra.,~ pulling all his teeth.
;.leave his office without some I've often wondered why Mor-
Mworkable solution -:to the .parti- ris Pinkett has never been given
Fcular problem he went to see him a rating in this man's' army.
aboutt" Is it any wonder, that When I came to this field last
'.everyone respected-arid admired November he was in charge of
'him? the Motor Pool Detail from this
Whitney Green. ].;:h had the .outfit. He got along well with the
best week-end of' i.one-r in this men and he is a conscientious
area. Whitney is ore of tht;,c worker. I've often wondered
[mighty little charactr-rs \v.hro i.a what happened to "Phosgene's
do anything a large mnan-cri-er-n Card Club. Can it be that the
landeven do it better. -Hegcan eat- cards couldn't stand his gas?
Hall No. 1; tonight, we'll take you
to the Army and Navy' Club in
Sarasota-maybe we'll even let
you play for the concert at which
we are guesting there. Next week,
if you are a good boy, you may
get a chance to play with the
Society Stompers at the Service
Club, or at the Officers' Club...
Cpl. Russ Hoier, the combo's reg-
ular trumpeter, is taking his beat-
up horn to Wisconsin for a couple
of weeks' rest. Incidentally, Eddy,
be nice to Pfc. Ira Spector (the
group's pianist)-he will be join-
ing the Aviation Cadets soon.
Cpl. Mike Galdino came out of
retirement as the Band's barber
when he saw the atrocity you
calmly passed off as a G.I. hair-
cut if Mike can rectify the
axing, his reputation and success
will be of historical significance
-GOOD LUCK. If you are won-
dering how Pvt. Jerry Becker
manages to be so popular with
the gals, it's because he .buys
them candy and soda-pop .
don't let me catch YOU doing
that-unless you want me to tell
"Eadie" about it.
By the way, Eddy, how would
you like to have our old boss,
"Simon Legree" Fair, down here
.. .maybe we wouldn't give him
the works just for old times'
We hope you like it here .
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22nd Bomb Wing
By S/Sgt. Charlie Crews
Well, well, well! So the mighty
624th Commandos "let" us win
that ball game, did they? That
statement should be preserved
for posterity as the most inade-
quate excuse for a licking ever
offered. When the last inning
came up with the "All-conquer-
ing" Commandos three runs be-
hind, they really put up a howl
to play two more innings. That
didn't sound like they were giv-
ing us the game.
I am still very curious to know
the identity of the literary genius
who writes (?) the 624th column.
Come out of hiding, whoever you
are, and fight like a man.
Some of the less athletic mem-
bers of the outfit are having a
bit of trouble with sore muscles
as a result of the strenuous ex-
ercise program recently put into
effect. Any day, between 2:30 and
3:30, you can see us out beside
the barracks, being led through
stiff calisthenics by our Det. CO,
Lt. O'Donnell. A bit rugged, but
there have been no complaints so
far. We can take it.
Plans are now under way for
the creation of a dayroom in the
upper bay of our barracks. This
bay has been occupied by part of
the 624th Sq., but since they have
moved out, it has been empty.
Right at the moment, the day-
room is in its embryonic stage,
but we're looking forward to its
maturing into actuality.
Short, stocky, coal black hair, in-
veterate smoker, busy as a bee-
that's S/Sgt. Lou Stein, Wing Sgt.
Major.. A Long Island, N. Y., boy,
Lou was a reporter before enter-
ing, the service. A warming per-
sonality helps him make friends
easily, and this ability stands him
in good stead in the performance
of his job. Conscientious and
hard-working, he keeps the busi-
ness of a busy office moving
along. Lou's chief hobby is col-
lecting picture postcards,-and he
loves music. That, briefly, is
S/Sgt. Louis (NMI) Stein. Next
week, another word caricature of
one of the boys in our outfit.
The Nazi blood purge that
mopped up Capt. Ernst Roehm
and a couple of hundred of the
less refined barbarians was an
old woman's tea-party compared
with the hurricane that swept the
Headquarters staff into-the arms
of the 339th last week.
The skeleton crew remaining
mournfully tolls off the names of
departed friends like M/Sgt.
'Robert A. Travlor (not to be con-
fused with Barbara Stanwyck's
husband), S/Sat. Joseph P. Bras-
well, and S/Sgt. Irving (he-of-
Others, not so exalted-in rank
but integral cogs, also fell before
the awful exigencies of modern
war. Among them were such
swashbuckling GIs as Cpl. John
J. McElligott, Pfc. Frederick W.
Schilling, Pvt. Frederick R.
Burnham, P9t. Joe E. Pearce,
Pvt. Darwin E. Stanley, Pvt.
Odell C. Reynolds, Pfc. Elmer S.
Lawson, Pvt. Russell D. Roth,
Cpl. William V. Stahoviak, Pvt.
Vincent L. Parker, and Pvt. Rob-
ert S. Perrill.
Good luck, men! Believe us,
with the work stacking up, we
really miss you.
301st Bomb. Sq.
By Pvt. Ralph Jansen
The QUIZ KIDS are good but
our Squadron's WHIZ KIDS were
on the ball Monday night-Pvt.
Joe Arterberry, of Long Beach,
California, winning the long dis-
tance call. The score was close,
even though we did lose. A trib-
ute to all who participated for
their fine sportsmanship.
We wonder how that quiet,
well-mannered gentleman in the
supDly room, Pvt. Edgar Clark,
of Wilmington, Delaware, can be
so patient answering all our ques-
tions about laundry everyday.
The cause of all that noise in
the Engineering Office is that
peppy, hardworking little fellow,
Pvt. Albert Anaya of California
who bangs away on the type-
Pvt. Fink, of Green Bay, Wis,.
has found a way to wash cover-
alls without scrubbing them .
Out with it, Finkie, what's the
Sgt. Baldridge, of Mississippi,
returning from his furlough,
looks fit and ready for work.
Flying for the first time, S/Sgt.
Countryman of Operations plans
to do more in the future.
S/Sgt. Graham of Peoria, Illi-
nois, has our idea of doing the
right thing on a furlough. He is
going to get married. .. Lucky
Several men in our squadron
have been selected to attend col-
lege under the new ASTP..
Pvt. Edward Doyle, of Pennyl-
vania, was one of the fortunates.
We will all long remember the
Memorial Day Services, espe-
cially the fine compliment Lt.
McGee gave the squadron after
In the past few weeks many
fellows have joined our squadron.
Your reporter wants an introduc-
tion. This is your column, so let's
hear from you.
302nd Bomb. Sq.
It's finally happened! -For the
past four months Pfc. Al Gorman
has been writing in the Chit Chat
about the furloughs of other men,
secretly hoping that he might be
able to get one. He left last Fri-
day to spend 15 days in New
York City. While we're on the
subject of furlough we might
mention that S/Sgt. Patterson
has left the operations depart-
ment to spend a few days at his
home in Dothan, Alabama. Cpl.
Raper--he was made corporal
while on his furlough-returned
to the Armament shop last week
very pleased and happy because
he was able to bring his, car back
with him-plus the coupons!
In the Armament shop Pfc's.
.Schlesinger and Stanley are tak-
ing a vacation. M/Sgt. Davis and
Cpl. E. Carter and Pfc. Carlisle
from the Radio shack are taking
a vacation. To counteract the ab-
sence of these men, Cpl. Ebersaw,
Cpl. Brown, Cpl. R. W. Nesbitt
and Pfc. J. R. Azzato, all from
the Communications Dept, have
returned from furloughs' and are
picking up where they left off.
The feud between the Arma-
ment and Radio shack as to who
has the best baseball team has
been discontinued. The best men
from each. united yojt.. form the
baseball team to represent the
302nd in the league between
squadrons. With such a combina-
tion, there should be no excuse
for not taking the title.
The Tech. Supply is in a very
mournful state. Not only are they
up to their necks in inventory,
but they had the misfortune to
lose Pvt. Thomas (the one and
only) Murphy to Ordnance and
Pvt. Noah to Maintenance. Also
Pvt. Allen has left to enjoy him-
self on a furlough, although Sgt.
Hoover returned from D. S. in
time to replace him.
Incidentally, the Maintenance
shop want all the departments to
know that they are too .... busy
to go on furloughs!
303rd Bomb. Sq.,
Cpl. Ford continues to amaze
the barracks with his sleight of
hand. Ask to see the new watch
Sgt. Short, who saves match
box covers and already has a
collection running into the thou-
sands, would appreciate receiv-
ing any from out of town.
Now that Pvt. Reilly has re-
turned from his furlough, Pfc.
Lupo thinks his chances for one
are up. Don't press too hard on
that knee, Lupo.
Having become skipper of the
boat assigned to the 84th Bomb
Gp., Pvt. Rubin has given up
the job of postmaster.
Sgt. Skelton has just gone up
for a ride. Does anyone want him
Charles Van Dusen started on
the long hard path to OCS when
he appeared before the OCS
Things we'll remember: How
fast Sgt. Sullivan and Cpl. Fak-
ouri scrammed when their fur-
lough came -through.
Overheard the other day was
the complaint of a few mechanics
to Pfc. Phillips of Tech Supply
that there was no reason why
they should need stock numbers
to get parts, especially since they
claimed to be able to get the
from the 304th without
Gibson is another lucky
furlough;' same for one
Brown boys who also
KP by getting out in
304th Bomb. Sq.
The new Army slogan of
"Every Soldier a Swimmer" sure
took hold on one of the senior
gunners during this past week.
Not being content with just
swimming, the Sergeant had to
try a bit of high diving in the
bargain and we do mean high.
The spring board was the rear
seat of an airplane and the des-
tination was Tampa Bay. Need-
less to says the trip was a success
and we congratulate S/Sgt.
Crookham on his qualification for
membership in the Caterpillar
Now with having two ,Cater-
pillars in the Squadron (S/Sgt.
Melton being member Number
One), the Parachute Department
is beginning to feel pretty good.
As an interesting sidelight im-
mediately after hearing or S/Sgt.
Crookham's' jump, Pvt. Morton
in charge of parachutes took his
first airplane ride. We quote the
Private, "I know they work now
so I can afford to take a ride."
Keep up the good work, Morton.
Here's an interesting item for
all you chronic Kaypees and
Guards. Pfc. Robert Sears is the
man responsible for all that hap-
pens in your department, but
don't deal harshly with him for
we feel quite sure that you will
find him to be swell guy.
Communications has been on
the plus and minus list this week
too. Orr the plus side it's Lt.
Pfeiffer back from AFSAT and
Lt. Sloan due in from DS in New
Yorfk City. At heart Lt. Sloan is
a Dodger fan by virtue of resi-
dence and that DS in the Big
Town must have been hard to
take. On the minus side of the
ledger is Lt. Thomasino whom
we lost to the 303rd. Also back
from a leave is Lt. David Graham,
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Barracks 164 had the best in-
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June 11, 1943 THE ECHOES Page Severn
ferring to F/Sgt. Brundage. He practically all the conveniences could only have the WAACs
The 339th Socnds Off looks like the Nazi spy who con- of home and e ARE getting there it would make this party
fessed. the job donel something to look forward to.
By Pve. Vince Parker S/Sgt. Wolcott -is now going
AQA8th BobP 624h Romb S in for real class. His new flame
Headquarters office has now 484th omb. S S 4th Bom q. is supposed to be Lana Turner's
acquired several new faces in the stand-in. Does any one doubt it?
forum. All are 84th Bomb Gp. By Sgt. Durret and Pfc. Spiess Wthour able u T/Sgt Garrich is eating home-
S S/Sgt. Sherry has ust returnedloughing in New York State, it cooked meals again. His little
characters, including such well known S/Sgt. Shery has just returned calls for a substitute to provide wife has come down to join him.
classifier deluxe, Cpl. STAHO- from an extensive tour of the the weekly news, and certainly Congratulations to the following
VIAK, general handy man, and Eastern states, particularly New any man who rates a promotionmen for adding another stripe:
and a furlough on the same day. Sgt. Ashbury, Sgt. McNulty and
Cpl. CURL, typist extraordinary. York, and he reports that every- doesn't deserve to be let down. St Ashbury, Sgt. McNulty and
Naturally the addition to the thing is wonderful, no mosquitos, Congratulations, Sgt. Corley, on Corporal Flyng Sgt. Clay is fHi-
now swelled roster will be ably Congratulatins Core on ally making his .girl happy. He's
hand swelled roby Sgt.r will be ablyhnson good food and the weather is both. Cogratulations, too, to T/ going to marry her.
handled by Sgt.-Major Johnson Sgtgoing
and ably abetted by Personnel just right to make a fellow feel. Sgts. White and Elizondo Sgt. wo
Sgt:-Major Jacobson and T/Sgt. frisky. Mather an d Cp. Carne gra 67t B Sq.
Parker. Used to be we would see and have all moved up one grade 62th b.
In a more serious vein, we wish hear quite a bit of Sgt. Gaby, but along with Sgt. Corley.
to invite, among others, all 339th now, alas, he is a different man. The squadron again has a new By Sgl. Pappalardp
men to attend church services Wonder if it is because his wife home, having moved into the bar-
regularly every Sunday. Chap- is visiting here? Could be. racks area at 2nd & F Sts. this The 627th will soon have what
lain H. W. OPPERMAN wishes A retain corporal who works past Sunday morning. The move you may call the shower room
to emphasize that "attire is not in the Supply Room seems to be was neatly accomplished and no quartette, from the way Cpl.
important, attendance is what bitten with the movie bug. He casualties suffered. The new lo- Henry W. Sanders, our dashing
counts." Protestant services are only sawK three different shows on cation is quite conveniently lo- dispatcher, bellows away. S/Sgt.
held in the. Day Room at 0900 his last day off. We hope he gets cated for bus service, PX, and Cole, one of our gunners and able
and again at 1000. Transportation an earlier start next time and other things in the immediate communication man, seems to
to the Base for Catholic services bi-caks this puny record. neighborhood. chime in with his deep mellow
is also provided. Trucks leave Sgt. Stender has .gone Latin on To the person who was res- voic, while Sgt. HammandYes
from the 339th Garage at 0730 us. He is dropping in at the Cu- ponsible for acquiring.our mos- boys, including myself. We sure
and. later at 0830. ban Club quite frequently. Won- quito-bars, thanks from all. The sound like a bunch of warbling
"e question now arises about der if it's pleasure or business" bars are doing the job and are cnaries under the cool scream of
a quarterses soft-ball team. Probably business, with a "skirt" really appreciated .by all. canur shwer t
Tik 'is an abundance of good involved. Back from furlough is 'Blondie' our showers.
material scattered through the Guess who's in our Squadron. McCoy. Ambitions as ever and The...:Wizard" of the 627th is
Group offices for a top-flight Philo Vance himself. He slips in glad to be back (he says). From our adjutant, 1st Lt. L. H. Radtke.
club. How about Sgt. DEBUC the barracks in the early morn the smile it's easy to see that At present he is Suppply officer,
serving in that capacity? He has and spies' on innocent young men, the furlough was a success-espe- Ordnance, Armament and, last
that debonair "go-getter type" and imagine, makes them get tip! cially that part in Savannah. of all, he now is acting gas offi-
manner about him that should Awful rough. ---- cer.
make him an excellent organizer. Anyone interested in the beau- 625th Bothb. Sq. If you want to see the Lt. you
Our "cover-man" reports a gala tiful subject of snow may feel have to be mighty fast. For one
celebration in connection with free at any time to consult M~ke Some of the-boys would like moment he is at the squadron
Sgt. Edmonston's birthday fiasco. Permenter, who is an authority to know just whereo Sgt. Frak area aiding the men to beautify
Ye scribe missed the performance or "snowing." McDonald wen re Sgt. Frank thekitchen; the next he is rush-
due to inclement weather. Our mascot, a brown Cocker McDonald went on a two-day
-- -Spaniel who answers to- the pass last week. It takes a good
482nd Bomb. Sq. disappeared. Anyone knowing l /Sgt. Rober trhe icks has a so- av
her whereabouts, please get in lution for the shortage of shaving
By Pfc. Samuel A. Weinberg touch with the 484th Orderly cream. The other evening he ran
Another week has bit the dust, Room. Thanks. a little experiment. Results were
and gone into the past; and found --- -ood. Incase any of you fellows tr
d lt or peronne in sirits run out .of shaving cream, try
and left our personnel in spirits 485th Bomb. Sq. Ipana Tooth Paste. The Sergeant
eally one to town, doing TA R says it gives your face that tingl-
ealy gone to town, indoinging effect.
iings justu right. We have oIt appears that w& have some
moving picture shows, right in Communications: S/Sgt. Ray soft ball ahd volley ball teams in
bur Group each night. Huller is recovering in the hos- the makings. What you say, boys
SOur Sgt. Craiger came back pital from his mild case of bron- of the 625th, let's build a couple
home, aend now w aro in fulle chitis. The boys in the Shack say of good teams and take on se
stean The Stuadrons better they want you back, particularly of the other squadrons. CONDITIONED
tha i hE" best, we are -really on in the capacity of Assistant Chap- The open air-movie between
the beam. lain, the 625th and 626th barracks ::
A lot of boys are furloughing, For your information: We, the seemed quite a success. Last Fri-
we-think it rather neat. We envy 485th, can lay legitimate claim, day, Abbott and Costello in the BEST WISHES, Sf
every one of then for beating yes, .officially, to the best-dressed Navy was the main feature after,
alhsetman in the Group. Take a bow, of course, the training film had
W: We have a brand-new line M//St. Bangfride Perhaps we been shown. This*isstrictly an
chief nowMcFaddenis the tag.
chief now, cFadden is the tag. have to tip our hat to Mrs. Bang- advantage to the 625th because
loks as though thatoyis fried as she,no doubt, has done the picture may be seen from AARON FRtA
'hep," and we are sure not to her part. barracks windows.
-lag. But then again, we never Engineering: S/Sgt. Schurr We stood the Saturday morn- PACKERS ANDI
,diwve: wgr, ewyr wthe e .e one of our recently recognized ing inspection as usual. Every-
got, we're gladteo gve our w swimming instructor, has left ustiAgwas k Withthe ception Q aliy Ctru F
Nw o...ur gt. Rospnberg this "for another Squadron-looks like of a few discrepancies, such as a' ; ... ,
Nee, our Sgt. r oseneerg hdi Sgt. Taylor might have his hands few handkerchiefs showing from ."WE CATER TO TRUCKS"
Sme n es i full when the Squadron becomes the hip pocket's, etc. Let us strive
bring. He spendshs evenings more serious about learning how to- correct these faults. LAKELAND
swing. He says she's got sto swim. The sink in the latrine at the
what it takes, of he h he often Sg t. ouglass has recently been 625th barracks is now un-clogged. *.
speaks. He hates, however, her attached to the 485th Squadron. A rubber stopper had been caus-
porch swing, because he darned With his background of British ing all of the trouble. A hint to
h sing use he darnedphotographic operations per- the fellows; try to keep junk and
SThis is our last reporting ob haps we can figure out a few other objects out of the drain.
and it this thought weo rinveg obmore answers for the boys. Sgt. One careless fellow can cuse the BE S T 0
It seems the Squadron that we Clendenin finally took himself whole squadron a lot of trouble.
'love, the A R says.we leave. away from the Operations Office Lost-one WAAC, brown uni- TO Service Me
4ave this group with loads of for a furlough He says-he wants form, blond, blue eyes, weight
I'm sad my stay was short. to see his family, but he refilses 110 lbs. height 5" 2". If she is
iIom.now on Weinberg's new ad- to say anything else. Maybe ri- found please turn her over to
dress will be the Eighty-Fourth telligence had better make an Pfc. George A. Carpenter. It is
I want to thank all of the men, inquiry, rumored that he is collecting f A
and officers as well, For treating blonds. C A E
me just simply grand, believe me, 405th Bomb. Group S.Sgt. Don Gunn had a three-
they've been swell. Lts. Hemphill, day pass last week. We don't
M~IcKinley, Smith and others' in The Officers of the 405th Bomb know where he went or what he PLANT CITY
our band, have been like fathers Group enjoyed a very entertain- did butowe have ideas. We won-
to this boy; they've treated me ing dinner and dance at the der what the Sergeant knowsI
just grand. Clearwater Yacht Club Saturday about Savannah, Georgia.
l. Now a, I leave them, I say, evening. The affair was well at- T/Sgt. Albert J. Wilson is the
"Tha ," and each one I now tended and a gala time was had chief engineer on our new wash-
bles )r they have made it pos- by all. We were honored by hav- ing machine. He claims he will
sibl-.at I make O.C.S. I meet ing our Wing Commander, Col- have it in good working order fasl X arry ILu
the board next Monday morn, onel Vance; and his wife, attend by the-first of July. It's' a swell Cash & arry Lu
and this I now confess. I owe this our party, idea. If the WAACs do their own
Squadron quite a lot; they made Group headquarters have tied washing and ironing, why can't
me a success. I hope that soon with the 625th and 627th Squad- the GI boys? MANUFACTURERS AND
the day -will come, as good days Tons in their Officers qualified In case any of you fellows are -
always do, when I am back with- rifle range scores. The 624th and interested in learning how to play Yellow Pine and
in the. ranks of "Grand Four the 627th can make it 100% now, poker, see instructors, Cpl. Cletis
Eighty-Two." any time. Let's get on the beam B. Shoup and Sgt. Emmett B.
officers. The percentage of offi- Gallops. They will teach you the NEW AUBURN
48 d B b. Sq. cers and enlisted men of the en- art of losing twice the specified
483rd Bomb. Sq. tire Group who have qualified on amount of dough in half the time LAKELAND
the range is a very good showing. that it would take in an ordinary
By SGT. WALDON The physical training program game.
Well, it has been quite lone- is going along fine under the di- The game of dice seems to be
some these days 'around the reaction of our physical training unpopular among the GI's. S/
Squadron without the beaming officer, Lt. Engedahl. All squad- Sgt. Frank O. D'Agostino claims
face of S/Sgt. Braswell around rons have been equipped with a that this is the only form of gam-
to cheer things up, and also relatively sufficient amount of bling he likes. He claims, that you Fne Misionar
S/Sgt: Waldon. equipment and everyone rmiay lose your money fast or else, by Fine Missionary
I wonder who that school look forward to having sore mus- the graces of God, you win fast.
teacher was that I saw with a cles for awhile. We might add One thing sure, someone has to AND CHOICE VEGETA
certain T/Sgt. in the Squadron. that moving out to ourselves has lose.
[ happed to catch them at the not quelled our initiative nor re- ---- I HER
Hillsboro Hotel gently cajoling a duced our efficiency. That fact, 626th Bomb. Sq. UALLAU L K
glass or two. I wonder if his we proudly add, can be exem-
knowledge of Napoleon was in- plified in our new outside shower The officers of the 626th must DOVER, F
creased to any great extent, room, which has water supplied have had a grand time last Sun-
; First Lt. P. E. Fineran, the from a "hand dug" well. "Zipp- day, judging from the happy Phone 61-383. PLANT CI
Squadron Adjutant, left on leave ville,'.' as it has been. "deviously. faces. We hear Lt. Marr had the
!or a rest and recreation. dubbed,"( to use the words of prize catch of the evening. The JOHN W. GALLAGHER
; "I wake up screaming" would our own Intelligence Officer). al- enlisted men are having their
!it .the .occasion very nicely if re- though being jirt a terit eity, has party next Sunday. Boy, if we .:-
ing back to the orderly room. On
Saturday he is usually leading
us to a parade. However, the-best
time'to see him is on pay 'day
counting that money like an ex-
pert bank-teller. Lt. Radt-ke is
sure doing his part getting the
627th rolling. Let's give him a
Sgt. J. Galeckas, 627th medical-
man, is the tall, curlyhaired, ro-
mantic type. From the way he
talks, he should have been a
doctor. His ass't; Pfc. Rodenbeck
is the quiet type; you know, the
Dracula type always waiting for
a casualty so he can do some
patching up. To ease ailments
they are'"doing their best,' but it
isn't like those dark haired and
blue eyed nurses at the hospital.
Anyway, boys, they are doing a
magnificent job at the dispensary.
Under the supervision of our
Commanding Officer, Lt. Alfred,
who is second to none, the 627th
has well rounded staff of pilots,
among whom are Lt. Kerns, Lt.
Hill, Lt. Wescott, Lt. Reiff, Lt.
Klauber, and Lt. Smith. With
such capable pilots, we keep them
flying.'Our very efficient ground
crew is putting forth every effort
to give its flying officers every
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Firii. group of WAAC radio specialists to arrive for assignment
to the '756th WAAC Post Headquarters Company, Drew Field. Shown
above thov include (back row, left to rignt) Elizabeth Niles.,'Deposit,
N. Y., and Minnie Kloos, Cleveland, Ohio. (Front row) Thelma Lon-
ning. Thor, Iowa; Helen Haskell, Monterey Park, Calif.; Evelyn
Labash, Garfield, N. J., and Marie Simeno, Campbell, Ohio.
All are corporal technicians. *
Graduates of the Midland Ra- minded correspondent reports,
dio School. Kansas City, Kansas, I "he adds 15 pounds of metal to
they completed a thirteen-weeks the scrap pile. At the present rate
course in radio mechanics and op- that adds up to something over
eration which is a duplicate of 7,000,000 pounds a year."
the course taught enlisted men -- --
of the Army. h '
Each of the WAACs holds a D CKIN ham Ai
certificate of graduation from the
school as well as a diploma indi- Bae Nine DAwns
eating the grade of each student Base Nine Downs
necessary for assignment to the
U. S. Army Signal Corps. Fil
The group has been classified Drew Field, 5-1
as radio operators and mechanics
by the Station Classification Sec- Buckingham Army Air Base nine
tion and assigned to various Drew defeated the Drew Field Signal
field .its.s D team, 5-1, here today. Three runs
Field.units.. __ on four hits and two errors in the
Answer toi \
1. They become larger to let
in as much light as possible.
(They dilate in the dark).
2. Yes. Valentine: to greet
.with or as with a valentine: to
sing a love song.
3. Nearer 100 pounds.
S4. Because people usually ex-
tend their right hand and the
dog r-aturally puts out the paw
that is nearest.
5. There are more men with
blue eyes than women.
6. The mink would be the
least expensive. The chinchilla
would be the most expensive.
8. Because it preys on poul-
9. They would be sitting back
10. The enamel of the teeth.
(Continued from Pa:re 1)
South Carolina and there he re-
ceived his -jasic training. He ar-
rived Plant Field, a sub-base of
,Drew, on April 30 of this year,
joining the Second Detachment
of the Third Air Force Replace-
ment Depot, classified as a ferry
Since he has had over 500 hours
in the air, he will probably be-
come a pilot in the Army Air
Corps. "I lil, to fly,' he says
with only a. trace of a foreign
accent. 'I don't care what I be-
come, just so I can start flying."
He is no longer a Finnish cit-
izen. having become naturalized
on May 21, 1943, in Tampa. "I
will always remember Tampa,"
the blonde slender youth said.
smiling pleasantly. "If for no
other reason, because I became
an American citizen there."
Ration Book No. 3
Military personnel of Drew
Field will receive their Number
3 Ration Books from the Base
Ration Officer near the end of
July or the first of August. Their
families will receive their books
through the mail.
Civilian personnel of the Field
will obtain their Number 3 books'
from the local Ration Board in
Gas ration cards will be han-
dled b!' Mr. Ashton, Civilian Per-
sonnel. Building No. T-627.
From San Angelo (Texas)
Army Air Base comes the obser-
vation that the bombardier cadet
of the AAF Flying Training Com-
mand i: among the top contribu-
tors in the Nation"s scrap drive.
"Every- time a cadet at San
Angelo drops a 100-pound prac-
tice bomb," this statistically-
third sewed up tne game ior
Two lefthanders, Vito Tamulis
of Drew, and Ray Whitaker of
Buckingham, pitched steady ball
under a boiling sun.
Lt. Chet Thomas, manager of
the Drew team, hurt his leg in
the third and left the game. Irv-
ing Messing came in to catch for
him. Lew'Riggs, former Brook-
lyn Dodger, and his mates col-
lected 10 hits off the offerings of
Tamulis. It was the fifth win of
the season against one defeat.
The game today was the third
loss of the season for Drew, who
had won 12 games.
The two clubs will meet next
Sunday on the Drew diamond.
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sion. Ribel threw his punches
away in the second, only to re-
cover just before the bell. The
third round went unquestionably
to the Drew man when Fuentes
was out on his feet. The decision,
a technical knockout.
Spectators really came to life
when middleweights Pvt. Cabell
Woody, MacDill, and Pfc. Fred
Gross, Drew Field, began the
lively bout that ended in Woody's
drawing blood in the second
round that ended in a 3-0 victory
for the MacDill contestant.
Pfc. John Marchese and Pvt.
Paul Rowe, light heavyweights',
slugged it out to a decision for.
MacDill, after Marchese wasted
time winding up while Rowe,
Drew man, got in the punches in
the first round. The second was
Sa draw according to the judges.
A barrage of right hands and
belly punches that could be heard
past the ringside seats ended the
'scrap for Rowe.
The heavyweight scrap went to
Drew Field from the opening ex-
change of blows. Pfc. Jim Smith,
MacDill, swung wildly while 19-
year-old Joe Ceryak appeared
calm, and collected. Ceryak ap-
peared to lose his calm but once,
when the MacDill man spoke to
him and countered with a light
reprimand on the nose. The
judges gave a unanimous decision
The spectators thoroughly en-
joyed the comedy bout put on by
Mike kPopeye) Holland, Drew,
and Cpl. DiOfrio, Headquarters
Squadron. They clowned through
three rounds with Popeye a cross
between a counterpart of his
namesake and a whirling dervish.
The decision went to Cpl. Buddy
Winners of the recent Golden
Gloves tourney at MacDill were
presented their awards by Col.
T. S. Voss, and the 398th Bomb
Group of the field received a
handsome trophy for scoring the
most points in the tournaments.
Drew Field's awards will be
made at the Field.
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