VOL. 2, NO. 15 Published Exclusively in the Interest of the Personnel of Drew Field Friday, June 18, 1943
NEW BUS SYSTEMSTARSINEX OAY
SE ec tiBeginning Monday, June 21, '.;. .
Drew Field personnel will have .- .. .
greatly expanded transportation.. .
facilities, it was announced to- .6 *-
day by Col. Melvin B. Asp, Air .
tBase Area Commanding Officer. .
Duties a B s On that date the Air Base Bus .'
Lines, which has increased their
fleet by nine additional busses,
will operate busses in a shuttle
run from Nebraska Avenue, in -
Tampa, over Hillsborough Ave-
4 "7 Cnue to the North gate.
SIn the morning, starting at 6
S o'clock busses will run every 20 :,. .
St minutes until 7:40 o'clock on that
route and then again in the aft- h
ernoon beginning at 5 o'clock,
will run every 20 minutes until .
., The Air Base Bus Line will
t...m build two bus stations, one on
the outside of the East gate and
Sf rone fronting the North gate on
.i Hillsbnrougn- Avenue.'" -
Beginning July 1, the Post will
e r. of 1 have its own busses operating .
within the Post. Three tractor
Sand two 29-passenger busses will
run every 10 minutes from 7 A.M.
until 12 P.M. daily throughout
be a shuttle run around "B'
LT. COL. Wm. H. FILLMORE Avenue to 1ie East gate every "
COL. ROLAND W. McNAMEE Continuous flying for almost a The transportation problem
quarter of a century, and more during rush hours at Drew Field u..
olonel tRoland W. MeNamee, than 12,000 miles in the air, is has been the result of two fac-
Executive Officera AWUTC, the record of Lt. Col. William tors: (1) the rapid increase in
proudly admits being what is soldier and civilian population at Shown above is a soldier, one of the many who line the road-
d a m brat." Reveille, Haydock Fillmore, new Air Base the Base, and (2) difficulties en- sides after the day's work is done, as he is passed up by a motorist
called an "Army r t Revei t ll e Area Executive Officer, Drew countered by the Air Base Bu- heading in the general direction of Tampa. The new bus system
retreat and taps, the last call at Field Lines in getting enough busses to is expected to eliminate much of the necessity for getting a "lift."
night, were all a' part of his life A command pilot on an active handle the traffic.
as a child. He has lived all his status and a licensed plane en- This problem has been under
life on one Army post or another gineer, Col. Fillmore likes to re- study for a long time by Col. Asp.
in the States and spent some call the days when lie flew with In December of last year, the bus
in the St .and spent some Gen. Billy Mitchell, Col. Eric company moved the terminal to
time, as .a dhild, in Cuba. His Nelson, famed round the world its present city location, relieving
father was an Army man and his flyer, and Lt. Col. Pierpont M. some of the pressure of the
son, one of four, is now at West Hamilton. He recalls, particularly, equipment, speeding up the serv- ar
Point.- when General Mitchell predicted: ice and giving quicker rtanspor-
Commissioned Nov. 1, 1918, at "One day planes will have wings station. But Drew Field kept on r
W est Pont, Col. McNamee, origi strong enough that men can walk growing-a situation that was en-
allest Pinfatol.Mamee, origi on them." tirely beyond control.
nally -an infantryman, has seen So J 6 1943 Col
service with many units. During Col. Fillmore has seen the pre- So, on january 6 1943, Col
the summer of 1918, he was a diction come true and flying grow Asp and Capt. Anthony May,
member of the West Point class from a questionable infant into a Base Rail Transportation Officer,
which toured France Belgium, giant power that makes this na- made a thorough survey of the
and Italy. The trip was planned tion the most powerful air force Air Base Bus Line service and
by the War Department. They in the world. equipment. It was found that an- I
it the t efte ld m Won Co Fi ore's fing carr ticipating future needs, and esti-
visited the battlefields of World Col. Fillmore's flying:e career mating bus line potentialities on
War I, and the services of supply really began before the World equipment, more busses were ab-
wi h a view to orientation for War. Back in 1916, the Colonel, solutely necessary. Col. Asp. or-
needs of future wars, an oppor- while on a pleasure cruise along dered Capt. May to take the nec-
tunity that stands the officers of the coast of Japan, saw a Japa- essary steps to secure additional
that class in good stead now, ac- nese plane. "Right then," the Col- passenger busses through the -
cording to the colonel. onel said, "I decided that when Army. e-
Following graduation, Col. Mc- America went to war I was going .A complete survey of Drew
Namee made two ours of foreign to be in it from the air." Grad- transportation needs, and an ap- a.
service: the Philippines from eating from Kelly Field, Texas, plication for large passenger
1923 to 1925, and ,a tour in Pan- in 1917, as a second lieutenant, busses was submitted and finally Passenger jam. Drew Field personnel waitij fo board an al-
ama from 1930 tod 1932. Courses he has been flying ever since approved after two surveys from ready overcrowded bus. Practically every day soldiers wait in long
at the Infantry, Tank and Signal "In those days," Col. Fillmore Atlanta and Washington, respect- queues for hours at a stretch before boading a bus for town.
Corps Schools were followed by continue, "there was no such ively.q
course at the Command and thing as an Army Air Force. We Since then plans were held up
ral Staff School, Fort Leav- were called the Aviation Section by the Office of Defense Trans-
vorth, Kansas.the Signal Corps. We flew Jen- portation in Atlanta until finally Bust of Col. Asp, Made by
Col. McName was detailed to nys with OX-5 engines. It was a approved this week.
duty with the Signal CorpS July miracle if we could get 85 MPH It is expected that the addi-
10, 1942. He came to Drew Field out of them. They were small and tional busses and new system, to-
from Camp Kohler, California, heavy. Engineers didn't know gather with Drew's own busses. private, Presented to H im
where he served for eight months how to distribute the weight and -will relieve the congested traffic
under Brigadier General Stephen as a consequence they were un- problem and give both soldier
Sherrill, present commanding of- wieldy and awkward to handle. and civilian personnel quick On Tuesday, in the Enlisted tools, but that didn't stop me.
ficer of the AWUTC. Instrument boards were made of transportation to Tampa. Men's Service Club, Col. Melvin I found I would be welcome to
Speaking of the many changes wood and misplaced, accounting __ B. Asp, Air Base Area Command- use the Hobby Shop, conducted
in the Army during his many for most of the weight, but we BHer of Drew Field, was presented by Drew Field Special Services,
years of service, Col. McNamee flew them just the same!" Banking Hours Chnqed with a bust of himself by Drew as my studio.
believes the most noticeable is Following the war, Col. Fill- .Fc:r the convenience of Drew Field military personnel. The "The Base Photo Laboratory
-the simplification of drill in con- more flew the Aerial Mail Serv- Field military personnel, the work was done by Pvt. Philip loaned me three pictures of Col-
trast to the colorfully intricate ice which was operated by the branch bank of the First National F. De Fleurs. The presentation onel Asp, taken from different
ceremonies that were a part of United States Postoffice Depart- Bank of Tampa announces a was made by Cpl. Charles W. angles. I went to an excavation
the peace-time armies. ment unde: the direction of Otto change in banking hours. Crane. they were making on 10th s'reet,
Said Col. McNamee: "Un- Instead of opening at 12 M., as Col. Asp, in accepting the bust, and from the bank dug what clay -
doubtedly, the simpler drill is for (Continued on Page 3) in the past- it will do business spoke briefly, commending offi- I would need. I used the Hobby
the betterment of the men since from 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. from'cers and men of the base upon Shop's machine shop to make a
the present methods of training OCS Candidates to Monday through Saturday. their cooperation in adjusting set of sculptor tools. They were
are much more adaptable to the In general the branch furnishes personnel to the work for which not a.s good as the real thing, but
majority. However, accustomed Attend School for the same banking facilities as the they are best fitted. I made them do.
to the color of the old Army, one M July downtown bank. Services pro- Following the presentation. Pvt. "The news reached Col. Asp
misses the formations that 4 Months After Jul1 vided include the opening and DeFleurs spoke of his work. that I was working on a bust of
thrilled even the most disinter- carrying of individual accounts. "F.or some time I had !he urge him from photographs. He had
ested spectator at parades and Prospective OCS candidates w1ll Upon proper identification, there to model. One day as I sat in the his secretary advise me that I
formal reviews.' attend school for four months in- is no exchange charge for the Service Club, I noticed-the paint- might come to Headquarters for
The colonel, in his' brief hours rtead of the 12-week period, start- cashing of checks for military ing of Col. Asp that hangs above a personal view. Naturally, this
away from his desk at AWUTC ing July 1, it was announced by personnel except for cui-of-town the rotunda. I found myself stu- was a great help and I have
Headquarters, likes to golf and the War Department recently. checks. dying it from a sculptor's poinl' made a good likeness."
bowl. He lives with his wife and Public announcement was also The bank is located in Bldg.: of view. I decided that the Col-: Pvt. DeFleur,. prior to entering
three sons at 216 President Street, made of the reduction in size of T-192, on "H" Avenue between onel would make an excellent'
Ducm-din. the Officer Candidate Schools. i First and Second Streets. .uelect. I had no materials or (Continued on Page 3)
Page Two THE ECHOES June 18, 1943
Of Army Weekly
Out June 25th
Though the June 25th issue of
the Army Weekly is being adver-
tised as a "bonus" issue with
eight extra pages, additional pin-
-ups, cartoons and many special
features, it will contain all of its
In the anniversary issue, YANK
takes you up in a B-24, over At-
tu, through the eyes of corre-
spondent Sgt. George Myers. It
gives you all the dope on enter-
ing family allotments in an au-
thoritative feature by Sgt. H. N.
Oliphant. It takes' you to New
Guinea, to the Alcan Highway,
to England. Africa and Hawaii.
There's a review of sports by Sgt.
Dan Polier, with a story of all-
round athlete, Eric Tipton, a for-
mer pigskin booter, who is now
batting a cool .300 with Cincin-
And don't forget the pin-ups.
YANK's big birthday bevy of
beautiful babes includes Jane
Russetl, Virginia Patton and sev-
eral other heavenly honeys too
glamorous to mention.
That's just a rough idea of what
you'll get for a nickel in the June
25th Anniversary Issue of YANK,
The Army Weekly. It goes on sale
in P.X.'s and Ships' Service
Stores June 18th, so get your or-
der in now.
84th B. G. Softball
Softball got under-way again
last week, in spite of rain and
personnel changes in all squad-
aons. Squadrons 301-2-3-4 have
two teams each, making up a to-
tal of eight clubs.. Wednesday
light 304-A defeated 302-A on
diamond two, by the score of 11
to 9. After yielding five runs in
the first inning, the 304th got
clicking and scored three in the
fourth inning, two in the sixth
and four in the seventh. "Wally"
Waldorf, Jefferson, Gee, Gibbs
scored winnings runs on hits by
Domar, Whipple and Wentz. In
the .pitching department, Wal-
dorf of the 304th chalked up an-
other win, allowing seven hits.
and four bases on balls. Sharpe
of the 302nd gave up 12 hits and
12 bases on balls.
Many teams in this league are
4ow looking for new players..
Because of personnel changes,
most every team has been affect-
ed, therefore a call is now out for
players. There is a chance for -
.eeryone to get into the Post
world series and it will be worth-
while -making the grade.
Standings remain practically
the aa -c .ar Tast -. 1 : ,-,, tt:; -tl,
f ac t r;l,. I n '11.: i 1- i.- :*,i,':2, v i :
-washed out. 304-A team is :!il
undefeated, having won 6 in a
row. "Wally" Waldorf is still the
league's leading pitcher, winning
six games in as many starts.
MVany of the dyed-in-the-wool
fans in the other squadrons are
laying bets that the 304th is rid-
ag -for a fall and rumor has it
that the 302nd is now going I.-.
put in their first teams instead ct1
using their scrubs. We'll see.
Cap~: E. L. Diitmer, Admin-
istrative Inspector of the 84i'h
Bomb Group, living in St.
Petersburg, is interested in
meei"-. other drivers of that
cit, with a view to arranging
tmave. schedules to Drew Field.
The captain feels that, by a
itadicious use of automobiless ,
fuel and rubber may be con-
served. As many of the Base
officer personnel are driving to
Drew Field daily, usually alone,
several cars may be spared the
Cafp. Dittmer's telephone
numlsaer is 41-2.
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Melodrama, "Night Must Fall," to Play
In Recreation Hall No. 1 on July 18 and 20
The Little Theatre of Tampais bringing its production of
"Night Must Fall" to Rec. Hall No. 1 on June 18 and 20.
When this same group brought Rose Franken's "Claudia" to this
Field several weeks ago the .audience received it with great enthu-
siasm. The soldiers many of whom had never seen a-stage play, were
curiously and deeply interested in the result. They also reacted fa-
vorably to the fragments of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and "Of Mice
and Men," which have been presented.
Owing to the obvious necessity*
that military duties must come state to the boys, especially to
first, the number of soldiers who Pvt. Pinkston.
can perform in plays are limited, Our sections are beginning to
and Drew audiences can be given operate. If any wire jobs have
only a smattering of what the our brother companies stumped,
Special Service Office would like. drop around and find out the
For this reason the S.S. Office proper procedure to follow. I'm
is doubly grateful to The Little sure they would be glad to oblige.
Theatre of Tampa for bringing Congratulations are due to
their plays to Drew. Particular Tech Sgt. Lawrence, S/Sgts.
credit must be extended to S/Sgt. Morphis Nye, Stone; Sgts. Page,.
Maurice Geoffrey for directing Gros, Belanger; Cpl. McWilliams
these plays with such fine skill. and T/5 Rich for their promo-
A -great many fine actors and tons.
playwrights have come out of We extend our cordial welcome
the Little Theatres. They have to the new boys from Atlantic
brought stage plays to people who City. Also our doctor. I think:
otherwise would never have had several of the boys made the
a chance to see one. The Little acquaintance of Dr. Cros Friday
Theatre of Tampa deserves the morning: Cheer up, boys the first
wholehearted support of all mill- hike s always the worst (I hope).
tary personnel. S/SgI. Stone returned, from
ty. j camouflage school Sunday, the
XVfh Fighter C mmand main topic in the tales he tells
V er mman us seem to involve Walterboro,
By Sgt. Bob ,McCarty South Carolina, and its pretty
Congratulations are due to Sgt. girls. Nice going. Wish several'
Foust for his new baby girl born more of us boys could have been
last week. We wonder if the two along.
main debators of the company,
Pvt. Bay and Pvt. Mertalla, will
eventually decide who won the A
Civil War. T/5 Leo McCarthy has
returned from the hospital and
is nbw on a furlough. Who is the
little girl at Sears, Roebuck that
Cpl. Carrano visits now and then.
S/Sgt. Crisp won't tell.
"Highlight of the Week: Our
Company hike with our native
Floridian, Pvt. Motes, pointing
out the beautiful spots of the
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June 18, 1943
Jue1,14 -HE .eO--
Gunner, Now Stationed at
Drew, Was With Caribbean Patrol
When Frank J. Buldra of Corning, N. Y., now a staff sergeant,
enlisted in the Army Air Forces, August 15, 1939, the profession of
soldier was unglamorized. But Buldra doggedly undertook his basic
training at Mitchel Field, N. Y., and traveled halfway across the
continent for courses in airplane mechanics at Scott and Chanute
Fields in Illinois. He finally shoved off for a spot in Central America
called Rio Hato, 80 miles north of Panama City.
Two months after enlisting he*
had persuaded his brother Joseph, A
to take the step, too. They became f d
aerial gunners and coincidence U VI
placed them in the same squad-
ron and they sailed for Panama Mr de By PriUae
together in November, 1940. M BW LI
"Our job," S/Sgt. said, "was to B P i
patrol the Caribbean, and patrol D nd o i
it we did. Sometimes we were in ri IM l8
the air as much as 14 hours a
day, and when -you see nothing (Continued from Page 1)
but rolling ocean it gets pretty
tiresome. We used to machine- the Army Air Forces, had his
gun fish just to break the mono- studio in Westwood Hill, home of
tony. the University of California of
"On week-ends, however, we Los Angeles. At the time of his
went down to Panama City and induction his work had attracted
that seemed like a real metro- much favorable comment in
polis after the jungle we were Southern California art circles.
accustomed to. All kinds of peo- His last work, before closing his
e frequented' the place, all co- studio, was a bust of the first
rs and races. It wasn't exactly American saint, the Indian girl.
like walking down Corning's Kateri Tekakowita, canonized by
Main Street, but it was very ex- the Jesuits after the 18th miracle
citing for us." at her shrine in Lower St. Teka-
After the "destroyer deal" with kowita was born in Albany, New
Great Britain, which gave the York, of an Iroquois father and
United States certain bases in the an Algonquin mother. .Pvt. :De
Caribbean to protect 'our vital Fleurs plans to do a full-length
link across the' isthmus, Buldra statue of the Indian girl in marble
went to Trinidad. He described it when the war is over.
as a veritable paradise, with the At the present time, in off duty
most pleasant climate he has ever hours, he is working on a bust
encountered. typifying the American WAAC.
"After the fireworks at Pearl Of 120 Auxiliaries stationed at
'Harbor, we had a chance to lay Drew Field, Afc. Patricia Ulrich
some. eggs with our medium was selected as a model.
bombers. Our outfit got seven -.
subs while I was there, but I was Invest 10 cents of every dollar
never on a lucky plane," Buldra you earn in War Bonds and
said laughingly. Stamps.
"I was, however, in Aruba, a
Dutch Island off the northern
coast of Venezuela, when a U-
boat shelled the oil refineries. We ar
had just landed and wanted to U I
take-off to get a crack at them, ,
but the planes on the base were Wai g
ordered to do the job. It was h R a n
quite a thrill being on the spot Over 40 Years in Tampa
with shells flying, around." Oer 40 Years in Tampa
Flying is so much in the Buldra service Men's Watches Repaired
blood, the brothers bought an old in Less Than One Week
cub to learn something of the
problems of the pilot. It wasn't' Tampa Loan. (o.
much of a plane, Buldra confess-
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tropics about five years and was "TAMPA'S OLDEST AND MOST
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ly. i the
Buldra has a 1000 hours in the .
air, partly pi.i_.:i .p as a member A:T T E NT I.O N -
of- the submarine patrol and WAACs ARMY MEN
partly on the mail run to the Learn to Dance- Correctly a
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Late in February, he returned. B O
to the United States as a staff Selma Brooks 17 Tampa
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Columbus Drive through Drew
Field has been reopened to public
travel, Col. Melvin B. Asp, Air
Base Area Commander, said
Tuesday. The drive has been
-losed for several days due to
constructionn activities within the
Construction activities will con-
tinue, and" the drive may be
closed temporarily for short peri-
ods, but. every effort will be made
to keep it open for public travel,
Col. Asp said.
He urged users of the drive to
proceed with caution through the
Drew Field section, and watch
for traffic signs and the opera-
tion of heavy equipment.
Meats, Poultry, Groceries, and
Delicatessen. Herring, Lox. and
all kinds of fish. strictly fresh.
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New Base Exec- Off.
Continred From Page 1
Praeger, 2nd Assistant Postmaster
The department owned their
own planes, Jennys, and later
"Flaming Crawfords," so called
because they invariably burned
when they crashed. The colonel
flew routes- from Washington to
New York, and between Belle-
fonte, Pennsylvania, and Cleve-
land, Ohio. He also acted as test
pilot, checking equipment and
pilots for test runs.
Called back into the service
from a reserve status on Nov. 24,
1940, Col. Fillmore served at the
Presidio, San Francisco, and at
Salt Lake City, Utah. He came
to Drew Field from Orlando,
where he was commanding of-
ficer of the Orlando Air Base for
the past nine months.
Colonel Fillmore becomes a
"grounded flyer" during his brief
leaves when he loves to hike
about his 600-acre tabacco-and-
cotton farm at Pine Tops, North
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not constitute an endorsement by the War Department or its per-
sonnel of the products advertised.
A New System Of Flight Control
Provides Safeguard For Army Flyers
Drew Field pilots will soon benefit by a new system of flight
control on all point-to-point flights of military aircraft in the United
States which was launched recently with the inauguration of the
Army Air Forces Pilots Advisory Service in two regions where the
volume of air traffic is particularly dense.
Providing an additional safe-'
guard for Army flyers, this new
service was instigated by the
AAF Flight Control Command,
headed by Colonel Sam R. Harris,
and will be in operation through-
out the continental limits of the
U. S. by the close df this year.
The first areas to benefit from
this service were in the north-
east ,covering the New England
states and part of New York, and
the northwest, including Wash-
ington and Oregon, western Idaho
and the northern part of Cali-
In outlining the functions of the
new service, Colonel Harris said:
"The Pilots' Advisory Service
enables a close contact to be
maintained with pilots on cross-
country flights, and provides
them, while in the air, with the
best possible information affect-
ing their missions. Thereby, it
undoubtedly should help to re-
duce the number of accidents to
military aircraft and personnel,
as well as speed the locating and
rescue of forcefully grounded
"It is being operated by a spe-
cially trained staff of AAF Offi-
cers," the Colonel continued,
"stationed in existing Civil Aero-
nautics Administration t r a f f i c
control centers,- and, for the,.first
time,. upplementing the valuable
work of the CAA personnel by'
extending an advisory service to
pilots flying off the regular air-
These officers, it was pointed
out, will, at all times, have full
information regarding bbth traf-
fic and weather throughout their
respective areas. In case of any
sudden changes in weather condi-
tions, revised orders, the approach
of large formation flights or other
emergencies, they will be-able to
contact by.radio all pilots aloft,
the locality affected, and inmedi-
ately give them all necessary ad-
"Of course," Colonel Harris
concluded, "complete cooperation
of all pilots will be required to
enable the new measure to be
fully effective, in that all pilots
must do these three things:
"1. Plan their-flights carefully
in advance, whether-on or off the
airways, indicating the commu-
nication contacts they will make
"2. Accurately report their
exact positions at each radio fix.
"3. Maintain an alert listening
watch throughout' each flight."
AN K WIZ
By S/Sgf. Eve Simmons.
The members of the 756th
WAAC Post Headquarters Com-
pany were guests of the 303rd
Bomb. Group at a supper dance
at Rec. Hall No. 2 on Monday
evening. Special decorations, in-
cluding the group's insignia, were
used on the stage. Several novel-
ty numbers were given by a mem-
ber of the company followed by
dancing. The post orchestra pro-
vided the music.
The .House has passed the
WAAC Army bill which now goes
to the Senate for adjustment of
differences in the first bill pre-
sented. Under the present bill,
there will be no dependency al-
lowances; the strength of the
By corps will be restricted; women By S/Sgt. John F. Suszynski
BOB HAWK officers will have no jurisdiction Pfc. Gus DeRidder returned
Quizmaster over male soldiers and will be from his Dodgeville, N.Y., sojourn
-- limited to the rank of colonel. with an armful of "Dog Books"
"THANKS Physicians and nurses will not be and the promise to remain happy
TO THE YANKS": enlisted in the corps. Subsistence ;for the duration-if' the "dura-
O TH and rental allowances will be al- tion" doesn't go beyond the next
Saotrdays C B $ lowed officers and enrolled mem- Fourth of July .. Sgt. Harry
Sbers. Ferris and Pvt. Erny Giuliano
1. In the game of chess is it b came back on the same train, and
possible to reach nearer 600, 6000 A news clipping from Washing- now our little family is complete
or 6,000,000 positions in three tonthis week stated that WAACs again except for Cpl. Russ Hoier
moves on either side? will now be allowed pay for for- who just started his furlough.
2. What kind of a tie is Lin- eign service as soldiers have re- Pfc. Lightnin' Boldt was to begin
coln wearing on the Lincoln pen- ceived. WAAC officerswill draw his trek to Mobridge, S.D., the
ny? 10 per cent and enrolled members same day, but the sudden illness
20 per cent of the base pay. of his wife brought about a post-
3. When sitting down at a din- * ponement. Glad to hear it wasn't
ner party ,should a gentleman Forty-eight new WAACs were serious.
hold the chair of the lady on his assigned to -duty rec ent l y The "Deep Sleep Eleven," our
left or that of the lady on his at -the various sections and jazz band, has shrunk in size
right? special service divisions of Base until it is now the "D. S. SEVEN."
Headquarters. Almost every type Sgt. Bud Estes is busy arranging
4. Do dogs have the same of administrative work previous- music for the new combo which
number of teeth that people do, ly done by enlisted men was as- can be heard on the "Rookie Roy"
not as many or more? signed to members of the WAAC Broadcasts and at the Service
5. In most people; are the Post Headquarters Company. Club dances.
right and left side of the face Base Headquarters received the The Band's regular Thursday
identical. largest quota of new personnel night broadcasts (WDAE, 8:30)
with smaller groups being placed have made T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton a
6. Give three meanings for in Base Personnel, Courts and STAR-Flag Day found him guest
the word "forge." Boards, Ordnance, Hospital vocalist at the Daughters of the
'7a nu br Corps, Base Signal Office, and American Revolution luncheon
SWhichis larger, a number Special Services. Included. in the held at Maas Bros. Tea:R6o :.i It's
.1 cahn"of fruit or.'a number- 2 can group are several members. who altogether possible that Ellie will
of fruit? graduated from the Midland Ra- be invited to bring his French
8. What is the difference be- dio and Television Inc., School, Horn ("um-chug-a-chuk" model)
tween jam and preserves? Kansas City, Missouri. to the next shindig.
Those assigned represent a Pvt. Jerry Becker has a new
9. "From the Halls of Mon- wide variety of civilian profes- routine on how to be popular
tezuma to the Shores of Tripoli" sions. One assigned to Courts & route on how to b e poul
are the first two lines of the Ma- Boards was a law student before with the gals. He found himself
rine- song. Since the North Afri- joining the WAAC. Almost all a mermaid at St.hPetelast Sun-
can campaign, we all know where type and have clerical expert how to swim. Our swimming
Tripoli is, but where were the ence, the majority being college e sow tt Jrr
Halls of Montezuma referred to' women. Other personnel is ex- survey shows that Jerry USED
i the song? pected to arrive at Drew Field in to be an expert. NAIVE, huh?
the near future and wilbe classic Since Warrant officer Lester
....:the near future and wiLbe classiG. Baker served asAgent Finance
10. According~to the new tax fied ahd'assig'ned to duty at once. G. Baker served as Agent Finane
10. Accordingumers remainder acts cadre for c Officern for the WAACs, maybe
la who ays tax on months PnnHeadquartert their' cufor acting as Guards
the husbof a numeral in the date will either be spelled out or ab- Cpl. Dee Clements, our drum-
of an official communication or breviated. The day, month, and .mer, was so-oooo tired at last
unofficial memorandum to ex- year will be given in that order. Friday's Service Club dance that
press the month is p, e hospif oy th e last two digits in he has decided to give up wash-
c wording to a recent War Depart- the year is permissible. These ing clothes on days when the
meant circular. d ates are expressed correctly: DEEP SLEEP SEVEN has a dance
Don't Use N umbers remainder acts cadre for WAAC tion). Pfc's. Bob Ludwig and
Spell Out or Abbreviate Month14anuary 1943; 14 Jan. 43;Nailr ought14 to play.get 10%,
To avoid confusion the month Jan.as their cut, for acting as neweGuards
of the Excheqeur.
Use of a numeral in the date will either be spelled out or ab- Cpl. Dee Clements, our drum-
of an official communication or breviated. The day, month, and .mer, was so-oooo tired at last
unofficial 'memorandum to, ex-.year will be given in that order. Friday's Service Club dance that
press the month is prohibited, ac- Use of only the last two digits' in he has decided to give up wash-
cording to a recent War Depart- the year is permissible. These ing clothes on days when the
ment circular. dates are expressed correctly: DEEPSLEEPSEVENhas advance
Spell Out or Abbreviate Month 14 January 1943; 14 Jan. 1943; 14 to play.
To avoid confusion the month Jan. 43. Sgt. Woody Harwick's newest
We are very proud of the way
in which the officers and men are
attending the Chapel services.
We now have in the neighbor-
hood of 30 chaplains on the Base
and are well able to take care
of the spiritual needs of every
individual. It is our hope to live
up to the high calling for which
each one of us was called into
the armed service.
It is with pride that we lo
back to yesterday, when the en-
tire chaplain's work of the Base
was carried on in a tent under
the shadow of the water tower
near the Base Headquarters. At
that time Chaplain William L.
Clark was the Base Chaplain. His
untiring efforts to carry out his
duties have brought high recog-
nition by the War Department in
the last few days by his promo-
tion to major. Our sincere con-
gratulations are extended to him
on this occasion.
Hope to see all of you in the
Chapel this Sunday. We are yours
in the service,
6:15 AM Mass in Chapels 2
8:00 AM-Mass in Chapel 2.
9:00 AM-Mass in Chapel 2 RB
No. and Theater 3.
6:30 PM-Mass in Chapel 2.
10:30 AM-General services in
7:30 PM-General evening serv-
ices in Chapel -4.
8:30 PM-Friday in Chapel 3.
8:00 AM--Saturday in Chapel 3.
7:15 PM-Wednesday in Chapel
Garand Rifle Bought By
Motor Pool Employees
This week Mr. James H. Meyers,
Dispatcher, Base Motor Pool, pre-
sented the 112th check for the
purchase of a Garand rifle for the
U. S. Army to Major Daniel O.
Todd, Drew Field Public Rela-
The $80 was made up by em-
ployees of the Motor Pool as their
contribution to the drive which
began early in, February under
the sponsorship of the Tampa
Junior Chamber of Commerce.
masterpiece of creation is a mo-
nument to the athletic prowess
of Sgt. Jerry Sedlak and. Cpl.
Mike Galdino. It's a backstop
erected on our so-called soft ball
diamond. The 330th Signal Co.
Wing is anxious to dedicate the
monument and give the 69er's.
another drubbing any time tl
Co-Captains Sedlak and Galdi:
say the word.
June 18, 1943
T E Eg 1H,
Show of The Week:
'Abe Lincoln in Illinoi
It was a hot, sultry night an
as usual, Rec. Bldg. No. 1 w
crowded to the rafters. Mai
wondered what the evening's a
tivities would consist of, and
the writer tapped a nearby T
on the shoulder and asked hi:
"Haven't you heard?" he sa
glaringly. "They're showing
scene from 'Abe Lincoln in II
nois.'" And then, from behij
the curtain and into the spotligl
stepped a thinnish red-toppe
wie-eyed soldier, bearing t.
r.' of three stripes. .-".'T'
l.'i _- went wild at his efforts
quiet them. And as he spoke,
hushed silence came over the.e
"Tonight," he ventured, "i
night we are going to -pi'eiSf'tt
part of a great play written
Robert Emmet Sherwood.. ;-,-
name is 'Abe Lincoln in lJUjnoi
Pvt. George Blackwood will pl
the part of Abe Lincoln, and P'
John Mader will appear- as Me
tor, his schoolteacher. That
you." And with that he was go
amid the flutterings of the ci
tain. The houselights were diit
ming now, and the audience r
laxed as the curtains parted.
The scene was a schoolroom
almost a century ago,-at d-as-
developed the audience w
aware for the first time-to. Li
coin's early years and: he ,ob'I
cles that fate had placed in 1
way, and of the courage he r
ceived from one of hi
Pvt. George Blackwood
captured the full feeling and
pression inherent in "The Gre
Emancipator" even as a gangli
youth. He succeeded adnmirat
in conveying the deep thg.ugt
of the character that might, ha
been so confusing to norl
actor who lacked the training
his particular. craft. ,
Pvt. Blackwood developed a:
sustained the earthy quality tl
Swas so essential to the prop(
+chataLt Zrizaton of Linco'.n-..-T
mn,:,:,oiness. of the characters:
well sustained and his"hopes2'&
desires were more than expect<
Blackwood exuded the rich qua
ty and spirit of his part..-
Pvt. John Mader, as Ment,
succeeded magnificently in i
characterization of the' 'ag
schoolteacher. His voice had t
crackle of age and his--actic
the-touch of proficiency. He st
ceeded in bringing cross to; t
audience -the. understandirig
,the character who,'-hriough I
learning of books, molded a m
of whom the world has b.icon
SSgt. O. Z. Whitehead, has_-
dicated again his ability as apl
director. Basing his lirecti
principles on the Stan-sla-'
technique, he treats the play
a simple, forthright m n-aipr
stamping the mo'r.atior, in 1
characterization clearl. o:n t
minds of the au.:ienc:"- S
Whitehead conceived Lincoln-a
ptentor as two men of-entirT
hyelated natures, and--- -I
-areough the medium of characti
ization drawn them cl -,,1-
gether because of one 'or:Trm
love and understanding-that
knowledge. Lincoln, who thir.st
for it, and Mentor, who has-'h
His direction was one of
nesse and he has definitely estf
lished himself in the eyes of- ma
of Drew Field as one of -the tl
ater's "white hopes."
Service Men Always Welcom
La Gloria Restauranl
Fine Spanish Food and
3103 Armenia Ave.
Phone H 33-521
ALWAYS SAY .
Pvt. George Blackwood as "Abe
as "Mentor Graham" in a scene i
What's Cookin' at Drew
RECREATION BUILDING T
Friday, June 18, 8:15 p.m.-
Little Theatre of Tampa in 'Night
Must Fall.' D
Saturday, June 19, 8:30 p.m.- a
All Soldier Show. tt
Sunday, June 20, 8:30 p.m.-- f
Little Theatre of Tampa, "Night d
Monday, June 21, 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 22, 8:15 p.m.-
Llambi and Norma Turtulli.
Wednesday, June 23, 8:00 p.m.
-Evan's School of the Dance.
Thursday, June 24, 8:00 p. m.-
Concert by 69th AAF Band ,8:30
p. m.-Broadcast of Concert, 9:30
p.m.--Broadcast "Rookie Roy's
Friday, June 18, 8:00 p.m.--
Saturday, June 19, 8:30 p. m.-
Sunday, June 20 To be an-
Monday, June 21. 8:00 p.n.--
Tuesday, June 22, 8:00 p. m.-
MConcert of Recorded Symphonic
: Wednesday, June 23, 8:00 p. m.
edt Courtesy and Consideration
he' Extended to Men and Women
rns- in Service.
uc- THE NEW
of FLORIDA HOTEL
he 'Lakeland's Largest and Finest'
-11e LAKELAND, FLORIDA
John !E. Ballenger
n-- and Associates, Owners
--- A. Baumberger. Mgr.
er. WHITE ROSE BAR
Paul Webber, Prop.
;gt LIQUORS, WINES, BEER
nd: AND CIGARS
iiy- or. Cass and Marion Sts.
has Phone 4502
eof Grand Central
fi- Best SPAGHETTI in Town
ny 714 Grand Central
t R. C. MARTIN
H BRADENTON. FLORIDA
Lincoln" and Pvt. John Mader
om "Abe Lincoln in Illinois."
1 .ursday, June 24, 8:00 p.m.-
'o be announced.
"Variety Shows," brought to
Drew Field from Tampa, are
waited eagerly by the men at
he Base. The people responsible
or the talent on these shows are
going a fine job in presenting
Best W ishes I
J. F. BISPHAM
South Tamiami Trail
FRUITS :-: VEGETABLES
Service Men Always
AT THE FRIENDLY
500 13th ST.
For return of my dog or in-
formation leading to its re-
Lost on June 1 near Florida
and Floribraska Aves.; small
female Fox Terrier, white
with black spots, small brown
spot over each eye, short tail,
wearing red harness.
PHONE MR. WEIL, H 3658
Or call at 105 E. Lafayette St.
WE SERVE THE FINEST OF
811 Grand Central Ph. H 3773
The Tavern Bar & Grill
HOT AND COLD LUNCHES
Spaghetti a Specialty
311 Franklin St. Phone 3940
FROM THE SPECIAL SERVICES OFFICE
S. E. OLIVER
Gulf Oil Corporation
1324 Franklin Ph. M-7240
BILL BAILEY, Prop.
Member V.F.W. & Am. Legion
"Soldiers Pavorite EatlnO Place"
STEAKS AND CHOPS
TAMPA AND TWIGGS STS.
COMPANY Y, INC.
E. A. CLAY, Manager
120 West Lafayette Street
East Side of Bride
Phone M 5588 Tampa. Fla.
TOM BRYSON. Manager
Lafayette & Jefferson Streets
All five new sleeve patches:
weather communication, etc.,
T.5 Chevrons, T Shirts
AT SHOP INSIDE
AIR BASE BUS TERMINAL
906 Tampa Street
McAskill Music Stores
Radios and Repairing
Sound and Inter-Communicating
Authorized Capehart and Scott
1116 Grand Central
such a variety of singers, dancers
and specialty artists.
The preparation of such shows
is no easy job-getting numbers
timed, arranging for costuming,
and selection of acts that men will
enjoy most. Added to their regu-
lar daily duties, it is a big order.
The performances compare fa-
vorably with the USO shows,
thanks to Mrs. Lucy Sinclair,
Dannie Sheehan, Miss Ella May,
Norman Kirkconnell, Miss Betty
-Fegen, Mrs. Carl Evans and the
Little Theatre Group of Tampa.
The Special Services Office and
the personnel of Drew Field are
grateful for the hours of relaxa-
tion made possible by the groups
and look forward to new per-
formances witn keen anticipation.
"A GOOD PLACE TO EAT"
POST OFFICE CAFE
C. D. Kavakos, Prop. Dinners,
Plate Lunches, Beer, Wines &
Cold Drinks, Pies and Pastries.
406 Zack Street Tampa, Fla.
"Flowers Telegraphed --Bac
Home Under Bonded Se-vie"'
Open 9 A.M. to 5:30 P. E
514 TAMPA STREET
"Where Your Fun Is Our Funa",
The S. M. S. BAR
Formerly "The Wonder Ba" .
1210 FRANKLIN ST.
Sash Door 1001
& Lumber Co.
LUMBER & MILLWORK. COOF7G
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PHONE, H4sB1 .i
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We Specialize In
Mill Work & Cabinets
We can furnish material 5cr
Repairs and F. H. A. Lorra
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BA K ING N C 0.' S
Max's Liquor Bar
WINES LIQUORS CIGARS
FREE DELIVERY SERVICE
1601 E. CO(.UMBUS DRIVE
KEEP 'EM FLYING -
LOANS MONEY TO LEND
Diamonds Watches Jewelsy
Diamonds at a Big SavRng
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409 Tampa Street
100 BELTS, $1:50 EACH
100 Officer Type Gold Plated
Belt Buckles and with good
webbing _____--- $1.50 each
110 E. Cass St. MacDill Load-
AIR BASE BUS TERMINAL
SOUVENIR & JEWELRY CO.
WRAPPED FOR MAILING
107 E. Lafayette Street
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Where The Busses Stop
Wired Anywhere in the U. S. A.
i~infrngat.1 iji uft
AIR BASE BUS
Corner Tampa & Cass Streets
30-Minute Service to Both
Fields at All Hours
During Rush Hours
For Further Information
A Home Away From Hi-e
June 18 1943
rH EC.OE jbne. 1I 14
By Cpl. Eugene Saffern
There is a "New Order" in Hq.
barracks patterned stinkingly
after the totalitarian concept. It
is suspected by informed sources
that the. satanic Fuehrer is one
S/Sgt. William Harris and his vo-
cal Dr. Goebbels stooge is Sgt.
Bernie Pogal. We. are led. to
these unkind remarks by their
collective acts of barbarism just
after the whistles tears us scream-
ingly from the soft white arms of
Ann Sheridan at 5:15 a.m. These
individuals seem unaware that
the soldier must be urged to at-
tend reveille with all the gentle-
ness of: a parent forcing cod liver
oil on a beloved child; the voice
should never be raised in angry
threat ,the blankets should never
be ripped off, the force of heavy
body contact should be outlawed.
T/Sgt. Robert Bretland, recent-
ly returned from Orlando, has.
requisitioned a cat-o-nine-tails
from Supply because he is anx-
ious to get his house back in or-
der. Among his victims will be
Pvt. Don Porter and a certain
corporal whose name we should
riot like to mention, because no
man can be made to incriminate
Among the new additions, in
Hq., meet M/Sgt. Mark D. Fass-
berider; S/Sgt. Alva J. Greenup,
message center; Pvt. Eugene Mc-
Gowan, file section; Pvt. Stanley
Kozma, personnel; and Pvt.
George L. Dubin, personnel.
301st Bomb. Sq.
By Pvt. Ralph H. Jansen
Looking into the future, Pfc.
Dick Martin, of Glendlae, Cal., is
learning the barber trade. He
bought a pair of clippers and is
using his spare time to practice
on the boys in the barracks.
That beautiful new watch Pvt.
La Bati wears is a present from.
his wife. Now he won't have any
excuse for missing roll call.
Pvt. Bernie Schumann of Brook-
lyn claims he got his manly phy-
sique from weight-lifting in ci-
vilian life. He says that he in-
herits his good looks.
Pvt. Alex. Failer of Indianapo-
lis spent a-most enjoyable week-
end with his wife who came down
to see him for a few. days.
We found out why Pfc. Vincent
South keeps, that high. shine on
lhis shoes.. Next week he is.going
on a.furlough to see thidt h ind
Up in Alabama, Pvt. Huey
Skipper drove a truck for his dad.
Now he. drives jeeps and trucks
The peppy new man you see
hustling around Supply is. Pfc.
Frank Morrell from California.
Pvt. Dana Knight from Indian-
apolis really has a problem on his
mind. Both Barbara and Evelyn
write him every day and he can't
make up his mind which' is the
beat.of his heart.
Thursday afternoon the Com-
munications Dept. was in top
shape due to Cpl. Karthas. A few
phone calls made a changed man.
Incidentally, he is still trying to
find out who did the phoning.
iPvt. Harold Lax of New York
City just returned from his fur-
302nd Bdthb. Sq;
"CHIT CHAT" By G. K.
Most of the fellows in the
squadron hit the jackpot on pro-
motions this week. In Operations,
Pfc. F. Heimke 6nd Pvt. A. T.
Bacon were made corporals. Cpl.
Neely of Intelligence was made
sergeant, while Pfc. A. H. Gor-
man was awarded corporal
stripes. All told, there are over
40 men- now eligible to wear two
or three stripes. In Engineering
Sgts. J. E., Stoves, C. L. Hedin,
L. E. Jackson, W. Hebert, J. Wil-
lis; C. H. Harper, P. R. Mann
were promoted to staff. Sgt. Ray,
Sgts. Frazier and Slightam, all
of Communications, made staff
sergeant, And. in the Armament
shop Sgt. C. N. Mahoney may
now be. addressed as staff ser-
geant while Cpl. N. Deuel may
add another stripe to his other
In the Ordnance Department,
Pvt. Thomas N. Murphy finally
(after a half-dozen tries) quali-
fied on the rifle range. For a
while everybody that knew him
thought he would:become a per-
manent party out at the range.
We .still think he had a good
friend wor-Jingi in- the- pits for
him. Abraham Schwaizbarth,
also from Ordnance, has achieved
NG TIP S.
his life-long ambition. He was missions to Dunedin and Clear-
recently made crew chief on the water.
line. Pop Dion has been doing an We are glad to welcome S/Sgt.
excellent job keeping the coke Cliff Kunselman back from a few
machine in good repair. Keep up weary weeks in AFSAT in Or-
the good work, Pop! lando. He is now occupying one
Operations informs us that 19 of the royal suites in Barracks
gunners left the 302nd. Squadron '18.,
this week. The 304th has.also gone Holly-
-. wood. Quite a few of the officers
303rd Bomb. Sq. and enlisted, men could be seen
putting in a.tought day on locaa-
By Cpl, Joseph V. Perri tion. Two lieutenants received
The squadron welcomes Capt. movie promotions one day, 1st'Lt.
John J. Tuite, Jr., our new CO. Kelly and Capt. Joe Wilson. (In-
So many. changes have taken cidentally, what girl a.t'the Offi-
Scers' Club recently initiated Lt.
place within the past few days Kelly into the exclusive order of
that most of us believe we're go- I Feather Merchants???) T/Sgt.
ing to have the finest squadron Nealon and S/Sgt: Langnese had
Sa hard day cranking a P-38 in
in the Army. Good luck, Captain, front of the camera and arming
we are 100 per cent. behind you. the planes with ammunition belts.
We were very sorry to learn We are sincerely sorry to learn
that Lt. August F. Siemon of In- that Lt. Horace W. Harding is
telligence was transferred to an- going to the 339th Bomb Gp. and
other base. Besides knowing his we extend to him our best wishes
job thoroughly, he is one of the for the future.
very few officers who possess the The men who received promo-
art of mixing humor with busi- The men: T/Sgt. Glen Edlin,
ness. Good luck, Lt. Siemon, on S/Sgts. Tatar, Ibish, Larimore,
your new assignment. Finnegan, Ingraffia; Sgts. Retor-
Lt. Marco J. Pettoruto is away to, Harris,Arp, Brodell, Bryant,
on leave. We just can't wait until Mardany, Krause, Jensen, Zim-
he returns. Most of us have rea- r, Neider, Campbell, Widener,
son to believe that he won't be mer, Neider, Campbell,-Widener,
son to believe that he won't be Woods, Beauchemin.- Block Whit-
back alone either. We can almost Cps. Marti, Mitchell, Wes-
hear those wedding bills ringing terhoff, Yeich, O'Brien, Wehla
terhoff, Yeich, O'Brien, Nehlani,
from here. e other anning, Krim, Thompson, Ster-
We were awakened the other ling, Kottler, Krebs, Hatveldt, J.
night by a commotion in our bar- Thompson, Althoff, Weilenga and,
.racks. Investigating, we were Taciofanon i
amused to notice the boys knock-acioano
ing themselves out batting off
those hungry mosquitoes. (We ---
wonder how much longer we will W IUREFORGETS...REMEMBER
have to wait for that mosquito WHE TU
netting.) The next day we
couldn't recognize Pfc. Hobson
- the poor guy was bitten so
many times he looked like he had
a severe case of measles. Some of 7" P P/'/M'/(/M
us felt relieved to know that we X
don't' have to worry about those
pests any more, thanks to citron- 4 not too. strong!
ella (say, that stuff's expensive!). nt too mild!
Acting 1st Sgt. Brinker is kind j not too ild
of hot and bothered over the i it's jut righ-
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No. 2. Could it be that he's WAAC As a prcau ,iy
crazy? Wait until he sees-some.
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The 339th Sounds Off
By Pvt. Vince Parker
Under the direction of Lubin,
our P. T. classes are now in full
swing, and it really is all for the
best. An inch off the waistline
might be the distance between
life or death when you run out
of ammunition and 'depend on
your feet to carry you out of the
SSeveral well-known 339th men
are on Detached Service' attend-
ing Teletype school. Pvt. Joe E.
Pearce, the truculefit Texan, all-
round office expert and Ace Soft-
ball pitcher, will be missed. Come
back and see us, Joe.
A certain sergeant of the 84th
Bomb Gp Hq is getting entirely
tbo much attention from the so-,
called weaker sex. This young
man who, -incidentally, hails from
Saddle River, a town of undeter-
mined qualities, has now com-
pleted his third birthday cele-
bration in as many weeks. Any
"Joe" who has to "stoop to the
heights of birthdayisms" in the
eternal conquest of feminine
MV/Sgt Johnson, headquarters
major-domo, has been in the hos-
pital suffering from a broken
collarbone. The boys at Hq.,
among others, all wish him ,a
The old gang is sure moving
around these past weeks. Pvt.
Fred Burnham, ex-339th man,
formerly from the 84th "Stat Sec-
tion," is now doing business at
the 22nd Bomb Training Wing.
Good luck, Freddie.
Two additions to the Intellig-
ence roster of Officers are noted.
2nd Lts Morton and Sabbagh., Lt.
Morton is assigned to the 483rd
and Lt. Sabbagh to 484th.
First Sgt. Brundage of the
483rd is now adorned with a new
"GI personified." When asked
-about it he stated: "I've been so
busy packing and unpacking
cases I had to take adequate
measures to safeguard my locks
from getting bolted into the
Lt. Joseph K. Lane has been
doing an efficient job as acting
Adjutant of the 483rd Sq. All the
men who work under him are
agreed he is a fire officer and
a swell gent.
Lt. Hayes, Engineering Officer,
I/Sgt. Briggs, and a fine group
f mechanics are doing a good.
ob of keeping our planes (the
484th) in the air.
Sgt. Laslofy, Pfc. Risser, and
Pfc. Dreiling, all of Communica-
tions. have returned from fur-
loughs. Lt. E. J. Carroll, Comm.
Officer, has returned from school.
The Comm. section should really
be "on the ball." No offense to
Sgt. Webster, Sgt. Brown and
the other fellows who have been
.doing a fine job.
Anyone doubting the existence
of Gremlins should talk to Lt.
Luper. On his first flight in a
certain plane, a number of the
pesky li"l buggers unfastened the
canopy and the whole thing flut-
tered down to earth. The Grem-
lins scampered away before Lt.
Luper had a chance to see them.
Next time up, no doubt, the same
bunch got inside the rudder and
tore practically all the fabric
off. After bringing the ship safely
do' he said: "They had green
h .ed eyes, and a forked tail."
1st Lt. Kaplan, 485th Communi-
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the 84th Bomb Gp. mediate future; Sgt. Hendrick-
son's days off-and others whom
Now we know why one of our we have been too busy to note.
M/Sgts. goes to the Tampa Ter- There's a 1imor around the
race periodically. Wonder if Sgt. barracks to the effect that Ran-
Murray can't arrange for another kin is thinking of pulling his rank
day off a week for at least the on the Marine Corps, or at least
top grade non-com on the line. a goodly part of it-at Pfc., too!
Frankly we are quite surprised (Information from the latest
that any M/Sgt., particularly one communique).
with as much on the ball as the Hurry back, Corley, before wer
line chief of the 485th, hasn't murder your job.
married yet. -
It is apparent, from all the 625th Bomb. Sq.
commotion around the 482nd S/Sgt. Jesse Howey and Cpl.
Squadron, that a bunch of the George Bruens returned from
boys have just come back from furloughs. They were visiting
furlough. Among those returning Connecticut.
is Pfc. Goldberg, well known as S/Sgt. Frank D'Agostino has a
an orator by the members of this furlough starting the eighteenth
Squadron who have missed the of June. He will be visiting in
cheerful atmosphere which his New York by the time this bit
beaming presence invokes around of news hits the Echoes.
camp. When approached with Pfc. Edward M. Kwiatkowski
how he enjoyed his furlough, he has .returned from a very enjoy-
remarked: "Oh, it was Okay and, able furlough at his home.
although I could have had an ex- Our First Sergeant, George E.
tension and stayed longer, I was Hollis is enjoying a twelve-day
in a hurry to get back and see furlough in Louisiana.
the boys." Amazing, isn't it? S/Sgt. Lynn E. Trank has turn-
ed out to be a second Johnny
405th Bomb. Grop Appleseed. But instead of plant-
405thBomb. roup ing apple seeds he plants flower
The 405th is slowly but surely seeds. Perhaps-'he is responsible
increasing in strength. We extend for some of the flowers that we
a hearty greeting to the new Of- see growing in secluded spots.
ficers and enlisted men.. We are happy to extend a wel-
Just in passing Lt. Palmer, our come to three new flying officers:
very able Intellge~nce Officer, 1st Lt. Bowers, 2nd Lt. Marchetti,
says it takes time and practice and Flight Off. Knox.
to qualify on the pistol range.
How about that, Lieutenant?r 627th Bomb. Sq.
We have an outside shower"
working in A-1 condition. The By Cpl. James E. Hannon
only thing is that the pump Cpl. uDemetrios Farganis, our
handle will be made longer, so flying cook, gives lie to the phy-
all that's needed is to get out the sical law that weight displaces
elbow-grease and pump, pump, its own volume. It is simply mi-
pump. raculous how he is poured into
The 405th is doing a practice the gunner's cockpit-all three
bombing job unexcelled by any hundred pounds of him. The
organization of its kind and size. foreman of the "strappin'-in op-
The bombing missions are going erations" is usually Cpl. Eddie
off smoothly. As one officer put Godlewski, assisted by six stout
it, "We're laying them right in men and true. It is really a proj-
there where it hurts." ect.
Someday Capt's Thackara and Lost and Found Dept: Cpl.
James and Lt. Bocks are going "Wild Bill" Derkacz, after an
to stick their optimistic "schnoz- evening junket in town, headed
zolas" into one of these patches for home, promising his friends
of "blue sky" which are offtimes to bring his wife back. But the
seen between thunderheads about Mrs., bag and baggage, had moved
four or five o'clock for a face out. To understate the case, he
full of sunshine and end up with was surprised. But all's well that
a lap full of airplane. Well, that's ends well. Mrs. D had merely
all folks. moved to new quarters. Cpl. D.,
------ with the help of Radar, located
624th Bomb. Sq. her in a day.
Still pinch-htting for Ink Scratches Sgt. Labriola
Still pr ch-wh ng for the able f reported back from furlough with.
sergeant who is too busy fur- smie. Josephine evidently
laughing in New York to worry a big smile. Josephine evidently
about this column. did some listening to the ardent
about this columld com back lover. All is moonlight and roses.
I suppose I should come back pfc Coria has been doing some
.with a cutting remark in reply to Pfc. Coriale has been doing some
the sarcastic attempts in the last heavy mail-receiving of late, and
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- June 18, 1943
Page Eight THE ECHOES
French War Bride
Now In WAAC
Outfit at Drew
A French War Bride of the
first World War, Valerie Robilli-
ard Lipp, enrolled in the Wom-
en's Army Auxiliary Corps to
help finish up this war so she
2. A bow tie.
3. The lady on his right.
4. They have 10 more (42 per-
manent teeth in all. They have 32
5. No. They-vary in size and
6. (a) To form metal by heat-
ing and hammering.
(b) To shape out, produce or
fashion, as to forge a life-long
trouble for ourselves.
(c) To move ahead steadily.
(d) In reference to horses-to
make a clicking noise by over-
reaching so that a hind shoe hits
a fore shoe.
(e) To falsify or counterfeit a
7. Number 2 can.
8. Preserves retain the shape
of the fruit Jams do not.
9. In Mexico.
10. The former wife. The hus-
band may deduct it
can return to France for a visit Drew Field Reveille is that
with the few remaining relatives peppy morning show designed to
give you that get-up and get-out
who may have survived the two spirit. We know what it is to
wars. hear the piercing cry of the bu-
Born in Paris, Auxiliary Lipp gle awakening us from the slum-
was hbt 16 when a young Amer- ber that is held so near and dear
was bt 16 when a young A to the hearts of us all. And we
ican soldier came to the post- know what it is to straggle bare-
office at Verniul, Department of footed from our bunk in search
Nievre, France, where her father of that other shoe. And to stand
was postmaster. For the young in formation as the sun pokes its
American attempting to mail a red face from over the mangrove
trees in the distance while a
package back home, the French three-striped figure stands be-
speech was- confusing until he fore you and counts noses. ...
saw the postmaster's daughter. And as that is Army tradition, so
Since romance needs no speech, is the presentation of Drew Field
SReveille a Drew Field tradition.
the sixteen-year-old girl and the Because it's in that .in-between
young American became en- half-hour, when you are just
gaged. Pvt. Lipp returned to waking up, that your mind is
America in 1919 and the follow- slowly aroused to the pleasantries
ing year sent for his fiance. They of the day, that you may hear the
were married upon her arrival at recorded swing by the top-notch
New York and went immediately names of the music world.
to Cleveland, Ohio, to make their And it is on this program, too,
home. that, as one tidies up his bunk.
Auxiliary Lipp says the first and sweeps, around it, he can lis-
years in America were very ten to the news of the Field. For
lonely. But 17, in a strange coun- Drew Field's many activities are
try with few French speaking garnered from many sources to
people, the young bride found a keep you informed.
few other brides who formed the And then, as your shoes are
original French War Brides So- straightened out for that morn-
ciety of Cleveland and became ing inspection, you will hear the
group secretary. voice of an Army chaplain as he
Returning to France in 1936 and calms the doubt that may be in
again in 1939 for visits, Auxiliary your mind. So, all in all, fellows,
Lipp visited the Maginot .Line on you can readily see that it pays to
the day of the outbreak of the listen in on Drew Field Reveille
Spanish war. Remaining for three (WFLA, 7:05-7:30 A.M., Mondays
months, she was living on the through Saturdays).
Rhine when the Germans at-
tempted to cross the border and FRANK RUTTA, CHEI
-she tells of many incidents of Formey cf at
refugees fleeing to the south bor- Formerly chef at Moneros
der. 9. Broadway and 48th, New York
Auxiliary Lipp has been be- ida, got sand in his shoes
reaved bv both World Wars, los- opened his own place at
ing one brother the first day of 418 W. Lafayette
battle in the Dardanelles and her
father's death resulted from hard- Specializing in .Spaghetti
ships during the war. Another WE ALSO SERVE BEER A
brother is now a prisoner in Ger-
many. A sister was forced to flee AR
from her home in Paris in 1940 AIR CONE
but, like most homeloving French,
shle rc+nirne'd to her apartment o tel F
after the first bombings. A cousin t
in Alsace Lorraine is teaching
somp'-her-p in SoUth France, but B- A R B E
.Auxiliary Lipp has. had rg word
in month. -from any of her fam-
Her husband, Phillip A. Lipp,.
1605 Granby Avenue. Cleveland S H O P
Ohio. unable to fight in this war,'
acts as air raid warden, in his H.'O. LEWIS, Mgr.
community. A daughter, Claudia,
'21, works nightly at the Cleve- AIR CONE
land Stage Door Canteen. Both
of them are very proud of their
WAAC, says Auxiliary Lipp, who +
wants to return to France ndw
with an overseas unit.
Mrs. Lipp received her basic E R t C
training at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.,
and came to Drew Field from the
Administrative School, Denton.
Texas. She wasE enrolled Febru-
ary 23. at. Cleveland. Speaking
both French and Spanish, Auxi-
liary Lipp hopes that she may be
assigned to some type of work
requiring linguistic ability. She
is a member of the Ohio Poetry
Society and has several manu- BY WIRE ANYWHERE
scripts in the Cleveland Public
Library. T a m p a Ter
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Base Personnel -__1 0 1.000
Ordnance Section __1 1 .500
903rd QM -_---- 0 1 .000
Photo Lab & P.T.__0 1 .000
Orderly Room ._---0 0 .000
Mess Hall -_____ 0 0 .000
Alert Crew (B) ___0 0 .000
Alert Crew (A)____ 0 0 .000
Flight Section 0 0 .000
The Air Base Softball League
moved into the second week of
play, with all games being rained
out last night. These games will
be played at the end of the sched-
ule. Leading the loop are teams
from the Base Adjutant's Section
and Base Personnel, with 1 win
and no loss. These games are
being played 3 nites a week on
2 diamonds in the 314th Athletic
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