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VOL. 2, NO. 24 DREW FIELD, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 PUBLISHED WEEKLY
Spectacular Swim Meet Tonight
DREW' FIELD SOLDIERS, here shown using barracks
bags as life preservers, will put on a most breathtaking
show at 8 o'clock tonightit Cuscaden pool, where 45 GI's
will dive and swim through and under blazing water.
Lt. Charles W. Lyons, Base physical training officer,
urges Drew men to attend. Admission is free.
The surface of the pool will be covered with gasoline.
he gasoline will be ignited and when the entire surface
s ablaze, the Drew soldiers will dive through the flames
and swim under water to the opposite end of the pool, where
they will demonstrate how to break through the flames with-
out being burned.
Also on the program will be an exhibition by Cpl. Joseph
V. Piotrowski, 555th Hq.. and Plotting company, national
The show will climax the second course in water safety
and life saving sponsored by the Red Cross.
'Soldiers who complete the course will be classified as
swimming instructors. The men who took the course last
May have taught.approximately 1,500 Drew soldiers how to
A third course will be inaugurated as soon as there is
a demand for additional instructors, according to Lt. Charles
W. Lyons, Base physical training officer.
During the 10-day course the men were taught under -
water swimming, rough water swimming and swimming
while wearing fatigues and GI shoes.
In 1, : &I~8id:
Stimson Sports Policy Enforced Here
Drew Field's physical fitness and sports programs were unaffected by War Secretary
Stimson's loud, final "No" to participation in competitive sports by Army-sponsored col-
It long has been the police of carry out this over-all develop- PFP Ranefitc All
the Air Base Area Commander ment.
.o emphasize individual training Confidence Developed
ad competitive sports between "Under the individual fitness
*separate units over a "varsity" program in force at Drew Field,
football or baseball team under soldiers who have never partici-
the'Drew Field aegis. pated in competitive sports in
Better. Than Varsities their lives are being given the
Better Than Varsities opportunity to compete, first
"Training the individual 1 against their o w n previous
soldier in various competitive achievements and; secondly
sports and in the physical train- against men of their own ability.
ing program accomplishes more This develops confidence. Thus
for his morale and general well- the fitness program not only de-
being than does a 'varsity' team velops his physical endurance but
whose comparatively few mem- also gives him a big psychologi-
bers engage in games for the cal lift.
entertainment of thousands of
soldiers and civilians," Colonel h s O ff
Melvin B. Asp, Drew Field com-
manding officer, commented. Schools O ffi
"What we're trying to do is to
develop each soldier to the best N. A,.-n
of his over-all potentialities," theNew A viatio
colonel continued. "His physical
and mental well-being are en- If you wanted to become an
hanced as he progresses through aviation cadet, but didn't make
the training program, noticing the grade, or if you washed out
that he can run faster, jump of aviation cadet training, you
higher, perform with less effort, may try again. The base schools
and has more endurance from office announces a new aviation
day to day. cadet screening test, open to all
"There is, of course, a direct men, whether they have taken a
tie-up between the physical and previous examination or not.
the mental. This is the reason the The new screening test has
War Department has recently co- been compiled as a result of a
ordinated the physical training series of tests given to men while
with special service program to they were undergoing actual
having thousands of soldiers pit-
ting in the stands cheering for
11 football players representing
their field. Our physical fitness
program consists of daily tbal-
isthenics and sports for. every-
body, not just for the coach's
"Secretary Stimson in his re-
cent statement said the war de-
partment's attitude on intercol-
legiate sports was taken duly after
mature consideration, and this
has- firmly convinced me that
our policy at Drew Field has
been and is sound."
cadet training. The cadets were
observed throughout their course,
and the reasons for failure of
some of the students were
checked very carefully. The ex-
amination which has resulted
from this observation presents, a
truer picture than ever before of
a man's possibilities from the
standpoint of aviation cadet
The base schools office advises
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'ow's Your Appearance?
Mysterious WAC Will
Begin Daily Inspectioi
By this time, you GI's are
accustomed to seeing neatly
khakied WAACs and WACs
marching pertly throughout
Doubtless, you've admired
their courage and self-sacri-
fice, their trim appearance
and their military bearing.
THEY have passed YOUR
inspection. Now YOU have
to pass THEIR inspection.
And it's not going to be only
a Saturday inspection.
For seven days a week, from
sunup to sundown, your GI sis-
ters are focusing their attention
on YOUR appearance and mili-
Starting tomorrow, a certain
WAC-herself a good-looking sol-
dier and, we presume, not hard
to look at in an evening gown
either-will roam the Base, on
the lookout for the neatest, most
Each week our keen-eyed WAC
will select five men for the sol-
dierly award. Each of the five
will be presented a pair of tickets
to a GI movie, and his picture
and biography will be published<
in the ECHOES. The hunt wil
Don't entertain the idea tha
the man who wears khaki all th<
time is going to get the break ir
our WAC's estimation. The mar
who wears fatigues has an equa
What our WAC is after art
the men whose appearances arc
the neatest possible for the jobs
they are doing, regardless if he
works behind a shiny desk al
Headquarters or has his arms in
an airplane engine all day.
The soldier who cares can be
just as neat and military appear-
ing as.the man in khaki.
So, more than ever, stop in
frofit of the barracks mirror be-
fore you leave for the day's work
and check to see if your appear-
ance has a chance to be one ol
the five best of the week.
Spruce up and put yourself and
your outfit over the top! It's
From time to time we'll publish
consolidated lists showing the
number of weekly bests by or-
ganizations. Your outfit will look
good at the top!
"You can't bulild bodies i byi
7 to Majority
AWUTC headquarters recently announced the promotion
of seven captains to the rank of major. Most of the men
raised in rank have many years service in the Army behind
Heading the list with 27 years previous service is Maj.
William S. Weggennann, 501st SAWR, of which he is as-
sistant executive officer. The.major served in World War
I in the infantry and afterwards was transferred to the
Coast- Artillery. Before entering the service he was em-
ployed by the Army ordnance at Frederickstown, N. J.
Major Wegennann is married and has two daughters.
His family are now on a vacation tour in the northeast,
which includes Delaware his native state.
Maj. Thomas F. Fitzgerald
comes next with 23 years serv- member of the National Guard
ice. He is another World War I until 1940. Prior to entering the
veteran. *From 1921 to 1941 he Army, the major was city clerk
served in the National Guard, be- in his -home town of Lebannon,
ing assigned to the Signal Corps Pa. He is married and has one
at the later date. The major son.
comes originally fr om New .Maj. Raymond E. Morang hales
Hampshire. His favorite hobby, originally from the state of
he says, is automobile driving, Maine. He was in the artillery
but he had to give it up for lack in World War I, remaining until
of gas and rubber. Maj. Fitz- 1941 when he was transferred to
gerald is battalion commander of the Signal corps. He is married
the 5734 Signal AW battalion, and has one daughter and two
Maj. Ralph O. Bowman has a sons.
record of 23 years service, and Others to receive promotions
was attached to an ammunition are: Maj. J. W. Godfrey, 569th;
company in the Quartermaster Maj. Harry A. Prentiss, 572nd,
corps in" World War I. He was a and Maj. Ivan E: Bradford, 552nd.
Theater Wing Offers Cash
Prizes for Songs, Plays;
Contest Closes Sept. 15th
Burning to write down your thoughts about the war?
Spend your spare time penning plays? Hum your own
tunes under the shower? Soldier of WAC, here's your
chance to win as much as $250!
The American Theater Wing, which sponsors such im-i
portant military morale-building organizations as the Stage i
Door Canteen, New York city, and its branch canteens in
several large American cities, tea dances for the women of
the Auxiliary forces, an extensive hospital entertainment e
program, and many other war-time programs, is in need of
songs, plays and sketches suitable for use in the many Wing
This material must be written I| LWfaL U A -..WUa
with an eye to the accuracy of
the information contained, the
simplicity with which the sketch
or play may be staged, and to a
minimum-sized cast necessary
for dramatizing it. It will be
judged primarily for its effective-
ness, in view of audiences com-
posed of service men and women,
war workers, and public citizens.
Send in original songs, plays and
sketches which you yourself
would enjoy hearing or seeing.
The contest, which is open to
men and women of the armed
forces, war- industries, and the
home front, offers a first prize
of $250, a second prize of $150,
and a third prize of $100 for each
play, sketch, or song, as well as
10 prizes, per group, of $25 war
bonds. Its closing date is Nov.
1, 1943, and all winners will be
announced on Jan. 1, 1944. If
you do not receive a prize, but
have submitted a manuscript suit-
able for publication, you will re-
ceive a token payment of $25 for
any material used at a later date
by the Theater Wing.
You may submit your material
to Lt. Robert Earle at the Base
Special Service office before
Sept. 15, 1943. Those manuscripts
which are sent to the Theater
Wing by the Special Services
office will be judged by a com-
mittee of nationally-recognized
experts. If you and a friend or
two have collaborated on a prize-
winning number, the prize will
be divided equally between you.
Be sure that your manuscript is
legible, and written on only one
side of the paper because material
will not be returned. It is wise
to keep a copy of the paper sub-
mitted. Upon your script, please
state over your signature that
you understand all of the rules of
the contest, and that the wing
may have the right to delete,
add to, or change the script with-
in- limit, publish it, and use it
at any time for morale-building
e13y ima1g111 II W
Don't Carry Ads
By S/SGT. MIKE DODD
Sig. Hq. & Hq. Co., 9th F. C.
Click! goes our personality
spotlight, and its revealing rays
play on Corp. John Laman of the
supply department, at whom
Uncle Sam pointed a beckoning
finger in April, 1942.
After winding up his affairs
in Dubois; Pa., John packed
his bags, and soon found him-
self down in the land of
dreamy dreams-New Orleans,
where he absorbed the funda-
mentals of a soldiership. He
took his basic training on the
shores of romantic Lake
In June, Corp. Laman hit the
trail for Florida and wound up
at you know where.. Yep, Drew
Field wasn't then what it is now.
A month later, John got himself
into the supply business which,
he says, he likes immensely, be-
cause it reminds him of his gas
station business back in Dubois,
known as Laman Bros., featuring
the best in gasoline, tires, and
super service. John says he did
a booming business, and expects
to resume the business after the
The experience gleaned from
the service station business in
handling and meeting people, is
used to advantage in Laman's
Army career. In the Army you
have to know how to handle peo-
ple with tact, and John possesses
a fine technique in this respect.
The Laman family is well
represented in the Army, what
with John having four brothers
in uniform: Sgt. Ralph Laman,
Corp. Paul Laman, Pvt. Joseph
Laman, and Pvt. Vincent.
NAZI OFFICERS HIT CHOW LINE IN ENGLAND
SANDWICHES ARE HANDED OUT to a group of German officers shortly after they arrived in England follow-
ing their capture in Sicily. Undoubtedly many of these men had planned to spend some time in England
months back-but not as prisoners. Some of the captives wear Afrika Korps insignia. (International)
4th SAW Scribe
Views News Hiding
In No. 12 GI Shoe
By CORP. EUGENE G. HORTOb
Let's hide in this G. I. shoe an(
see what goes on in the 4th SAM
Training battalion, should we!
The domestic side dominate(
n the barracks Friday night a!
the boys staged a G. I. party
Life of the affair was T/5 Polstel
md T/4 Vigliotti pursuing ont
another with the fire extinguish-
er. During intermission the lab-
orers read over the latest spice
"Quit shakin' me willya? I
worked late last nite!" That is
the latest cry around reveille
time. Seems the S-1 and S-3
boys have been reviewing
records till the wee hours
Often heard expressions: Sgt.
Freedman: "Why did the Army
want a fellow like me?" Sgt.
Askew, "We got a ball game
to win today." Corp. Flitt,
"How's the chow line?"
Social glimpses: Gloria Nich-
olas the proud recipient of a cor-
age Friday morning. Despite
he avid efforts of departmental
leuths the name of the sender
remains a civilian secret.-Corp.
iorenson and Dorothy Dunham
incidentally at the coke ma-
hine together.-Lt. Kurpiewski
leading St. Petersburg way come
vening.-S/St. Benjamin look-
ng happier after a few days
watching spell comes to an end.-
'/5 Levin looking forward to a
hree-day pass and taking up the
ouble harness with a girl from
'a., soon. T/5 Doyle and
Murph" back home.
Barracks fotos: S/Sgt. John-
on and his woolly lamb-Sgt.
Kurylo gazing into the crystal
all and telling us when the war
rill be over.-T/5 Peterson
welling his chest and informing
s that Rudy Vallee also came
rom Connecticut.-Sgt. Causey
raising the PX barbers. It seems
ley follow instructions very
Calling all cars-Be on the look
ut for a government vehicle with
Pfc WAC driving. Corp. Harn-
r, whom we want to see, will
e with her.
Congrats to Lieut. Dodd who
joined the silver bar brigade this
gt. York's Kin Joins Navy
ork, 47-year-old World War I
veteran and cousin of Sgt. Alvin
. York, has enlisted in the Navy.
Awaits 302d Men
Now on Furlough
By T. J. L.
As the sweat rolls off our brows
these nice warm Florida days we
begin to see what they mean by
hot days. Did you ever sweat so
Isn't it a shame, they finally
caught Pfc. Kohlbacher to go on
the firing range? He swears he
qualified last May. Just ask Corp.
Hill, (who is on furlough, of all
times). Of course, we all miss
Pvt. Murphy with his never-end-
ing cracks, now going to school at
I don't think we should let Pfc.
Whyte have another day off if
he always comes back like he did
last week. What a "day after"
Some men from engineering
will be very surprised when
they return to the squadron to
find that they have been pro-
moted. C. L. Kresky now on
furlough in California was pro-
moted to sergeant; A. J. Hoch
on furlough in Kansas was pro-
moted to staff sergeant. W. M.
Stubbs and J. M. Adamonis
both on DS to Chanute field,
Ill., received promotions to
sergeant. Engineering was very
sorry to lose M/Sgt. Wilkerson
to the 339th Bomb Sq. S/Sgt.
Francis Elder visited his
brother he had not seen in
seven years at Miami last week.
Twenty men are on DS from
We would like very much to
give the names -of all 21 men
that were promoted this month,
but space not permitting, we will
have to be satisfied with con-
gratulating each one of them and
wishing each man success. Ten
men were appointed sergeant and
11 staff sergeant.
Communications would like
every one to know that they have
been too busy to have any gossip.
303d Urged to Get
By Lack of Blanks
Pinkerton of Communications,
who leaves on furlough the first
of September is reported by col-
leagues to be altar-bound. But
that tall, dark and handsome lover
(this is his own description) de-
Many of you may have seen
that letter from 22nd Wing urg-
ing all key men to take fur-
loughs in the next 60 days.
There's just one catch to that
deal: a thorough search reveals
that very few outfits have any
furlough blanks left. The
Squadron, 84th Group Wing
and Base have none.
The boys of the 303rd are really
kind hearted. They don't mind
sharing their clothes and food
with the cockroaches. But when
the slimy creatures insist on
sleeping with the boys, even Cat-
lett calls a halt. How about, get-
ting the barracks fumigated and
ending those GI parties that draw
Someone in Barracks 181 has
proposed making Sgt. Ford .the
Bay Chief in the hope that, with
his ability at sleight of hand,
things will get done without any-
Jean Baptiste Gauthier hereby
makes formal announcement of
the fact that he has given up the
use of fire water. Of course, he
was "happy" when he said t.
Seen in the Armament 0\
A copy of "Get Tough." Is Sgt.
Jones preparing to take the of-
Special note to Ben Cizek: the
only persons from your hometown 7
of whom we know that are in the'
Squadron are Henry M. Gardner :
Jr., and Charles A. Reynolds Jr.;
(The Intelligence Section is not'
yet quoting rates on this service).,
A double vote of thanks for un-
disclosed reasons to Sgt. Eugene
L. Saffern now on D/S with the
Who's been trying to hospitalize
us with those Physical Fitness
All Operations could report
this week is that they have two
Brown-nosers and a paper-doll-
Virginian Kisses Virginian
born S/Sgt. Raymond Parker
planted a large, wet kiss on the
cheek of Virginia-born Lady As-
tor when they were introduced at
a dance at his station. "It was -
nothing," he said. "I just paid my
respects in true Virginia fashion."
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
28-Year-Old Major Recounts
Hectic Combat Adventure
In South Seas Theaters
By SGT. EUGENE L. SAFFERN
Picture yourself returning from your first combat mis-
sion over the wilds of New Guinea, landing on a rough
emergency strip with a five minute gas supply diluted with
water, and two Zeros on your tail spitting death..
If you can't envision your feelings, ask Maj. Alexander
G. Evanoff,, son of Mrs. George Evanoff, ,412 Thirteenth
street, Belle Plain, Ia. He is now stationed at Drew Field,
Fla., as tactical inspector of a Wing headquarters.
"I was plenty scared during my
first brush," the major confides, enemy was so high they couldn't
"So that everything that followed be seen, but the flying shrapnel
was anti-climactic. We were try- was very real.
ing to get to Port Moresby after "We jumped out of the jeep
unloading our eggs on one of and I counted 24 planes in close
the Jap jungle fortresses and formation with 17 Zeros protect-
found the sky over the airdrome ing the bombers. There were two
filled with enemy planes; two of big gashes in the jeep, 18 inches
them picked us out as their par- from where I had been sitting-
ticular prey-we got one; lost the not even close. I inspected some
other in a cloud bank. A rough of the bomb craters one bomb
emergency landing strip pre- made such a neat hole, I could
sented itself further inland and see the smashed tail fin. I
we.got the plane down with two planted a red flag and moved
more Zeros on us and just enough away like Mercury-the thing ex-
gas to taxi to the line. Plunging ploded 15 minutes later."
into foxholes, we turned tommy- For his part in a night bomb-
guns on them, but our fighter ing and strafing mission on the
planes drove them off." Jap stronghold of Salamaua, New
For the exploit, he received the Guinea, the major won the Silver
Distinguished Flying Cross. Star.
The 28-year-old major hung The tall, lender air fighter re-
up the Air Medal after accom- turned to the States this sum-
plishing 40 missions; his group mer. He graduated from Belle
operated against the Nips hold- Plain high school in 1932 and
ing the Philippines before Mac- from the University of Iowa in
Arthur's dramatic escape, hit all 1938 with a B. S. degree in com-
the vital fighting zones, and par- merce, trading his cap and gown
ticipated in the Bismark Sea bat- for a parachute and Randolph
tie. Field.. Major Evanoff won his
The group was one of the first wings at Kelly Field, May, 25,
tq go into action in the Pacific 1939, and soon afterwards was
war, fighting and bombing with married to the former Miss Pearl
no fighter protection and flying Hennings of Keystone, Ia.
over the barren wastes of north- As for the wave of the future
ern Australia with a Shell oil in the Pacific, the major hazards
map for a navigation guide.' the guess that the war of attri-
"In the tion now being fought there will
"In those early days we last a long time. Only tremend-
smashed targets like Lae, Buna, ous air pounding of Japan
the Celebes, flew over the Owen- proper, on a scale comparable to
Stanley mountains, and through those Germany is now experi-
the Kadoda pass; common enough fencing, will in his opinion set the
names now, and important ones,, rising sun.
but to us the towns were mostly g sun
tiny clearings in the jungle and T
the geography lessons were those upermen in Iwo
we didn't learn in school.
"There were two things," the \ weeks' Records of
major says, "that were much
rorse than Jap Zeros or ack- S I Fr
ack: the mountains and the ig qS II F
weather. You can shoot down the
Nips, but the mountains are al- By CORP. LARRY RALSTON
ways there and seldom seen. The new training program set
"Another thing that proved dis- forth for the Signal Headquart-
comforting were the men-eating ers company of the III Fighter
mosquitoes. Last October, at. an Command has what it takes. Af-
advance airdrome, they were so ter two weeks, the boys are find-
ferocious we wore two poirs of ing that they weren't in quite as
trousers, a leather jacket, gloves, good condition as they had prob-
and a head net, in spite of the ably supposed.
terrific heat." What with a hike on Tuesday
In May, 1942, during the Bat- and 'Thursday, swimming instruc-
tie of the Coral Sea, Major tions on those days, rifle instruc-
Evanoff's group did the recon- tion two to three hours every
naissance job that supplied the morning, camouflage classes on
Navy with much of the infbrma- Monday and Saturday afternoons,
tion that made one of our greatest and a rigid calisthentic hour every
sea victories possible. This year- afternoon under the direction of
March 2, 3 and 4-they waited Pvt. Bogue (recently returned
until the Nipponese task force from Miami as a physical fitness
got within bombing range as it instructor), the company is again
moved down north of New Brit- winding its way back into con-
ain island and then let them have edition.
everything. It is a lesson Tokio The swimming instructions are
will remember. for a long time; under the supervision of Captain
this particular group is credited Snow and Pfc. Shesko. Shesko is
unofficially with knocking out one of Bill Kenney's boys. He
14 of the 22 ships sunk. finished the stiff grind at Cus-
After the Jap defeat in the Bis- caden pool some months ago.
mark Sea, the sletrt-eyed men The camouflage classes are
from Japan paid a little reprisal taught by Lt. Weed, Sgt. Polk,
visit. The major was bumping and Corp. Kazary. These three
over a runway in a jeep when attended camouflage school in
the earth started to quake; the South Carolina.
C.O. of 573rd
By T/5 E. E. "KAY" KAYSER
News makes soldiers, and it's
about time some of our soldiers
We've been reading about pro-
motions and no battalion has
more priority on promotions than
the 573rd, from the Major down.
Less than two weeks ago our bat-
talion commander was only Capt.
Thomas J. Fitzgerald, but today
he proudly displays the gold oak
leaf on his cap and collar.
Then there is Capt. Arthur M.
Campfield, who only a week
ago was first lieutenant (the
captain is our battalion execu-
tive officer), and you. should
have seen Lt. James S. Mays'
face last Saturday morning as
Captain Campfield presented
him with his silver bars, pub-
licly announcing to those who
know him that he was no
longer just a "shave tail."
Oh, and that isn't all: T/Sgt.
Pollina was promoted to M/Sgt.
S. T/4 James H. White to S/Sgt.
And here's the payoff: T/5 Damon
B. Wagner was promoted to Sgt.
one day and on the next was
transferred to the 751st as a First
Sergeant. How do you like that
for fast moving? The best of
Do you still want to hear of
promotions? Well, the following
were promoted from Pfc. to
Corporal: Goodson W. Merriott,
John F. Hawn, Roy L. Jarrett,.
Carl E. Boian, Donald E. Banks.
These boys are no longer Pfc's.
but T/5's: Julian H. Wallace,
William E. Braun, Elmore E.
("Kay") Kayser, Harvey A.
("Epiphane") Lockwood, Albert
J. Lowrie, Robert H. Campbell
and Wilbur L. Bevins.
Sgt. Bill Sutton from Company
"B" is having a hard time these
days trying to choose between
Bradenton and Clearwater. It's
Mary in Bradenton and still his
"secret" in Clearwater.
F/Sgt. Jack Lowder, Com-
pany "B", is expecting a certain
telegram and once he gets it he
will be passing out cigars .
we hope it's a boy, Jack, and
I'm hoping for the same in our
There are ae lot of mascots
around, but none on Drew Field
(or elsewhere) have one on
Company "A". Their mascot,
"Oscar," is as cute a little wad-
dling duck as you've ever seen.
He follows his proud owner,
F/Sgt. Harry Zigun, wherever he
g6os. This afternoon, at a special
demonstration, he was chasing an
eraser everywhere. What will
they think of next?
Wedding bells rang last Satur-
day afternoon for Pvt. Francis
Lotzer, Hq. and P1. company. We
can't give you the girl's name be-
cause they haven't returned as
yet from their three-day honey-
moon pass. Fr. Sullivan performed
the ceremony and Sgt. Longo sang
"Because" and "Ave Maria" very
beautifully. Congrats, Frannie.
Best wishes to .you and your Mrs.
Here's one for you fellas: A
new technique! If you see
some lovely at the PX, Service
Club or some other spot on the
post, just don't leave the spot
until you've walked away with
her full name, address and
phone number. That's the way
T/5 Robert Armstrong, our bat-
:talion mail clerk does it. We'd
like to know the name of the
pretty little miss he met up
with at Western Union last
Signal Area to Have
Two New Libraries
For a long time ANUTC men
have been asking for additional
libraries to be located nearer to
their own area, so that they would
not have to go down to the
Service club every time they
wished some reading matter.
Major Delano, Base Special Serv-
ices Officer, announces today that
two new libraries will be open
very soon for use in the Signal
Contracts for the libraries will
be let in about 10 days, and he
hopes to be able to open thd li-
braries approximately 45 days
One of the libraries is to be
placed near the new Signal Corps
Service club, and the other is to
be located at "N" avenue and
on your recent marriage. We
wondered why you had been
spending so much time in front
of the mirror after returning
Thirty-hour passes were the big
thing this past week-end. They
helped to bring out many a smile
on some of the long faces we have
had to contend with these past
We wish'that Sgt. Barron would
make an official statement as to
whether he has taken unto him-
self a spouse or not. He has been
hinting enough lately to arouse
our suspicions. If it is true, we
wish he wouldn't be so bashful
* We understand that Sgt. Turske
visited Lakeland over the week-
end. In view of the fact that he
just returned from maneuvers
over there, there isn't much doubt
in our minds as to what the at-
traction might have been.
Wonder why Lt. McDonald gets
so excited whenever he sees that
blue stationery in the mail? We
were under the impression that
he was color blind!
From the scores turned in from
the B. A. R. range, we noticed
that Pvt. Granato and Pfc. Puc-
cio were high men. Nice going,
In This Company!
By PFC. ALAN H. CANTRELL
746th Signal AW Co.
Corp. Maurice H. Nichter, reg-
ular newsman for the 746th,
spent the week-end visiting his
brother in Miami Beach. Corp.
Nichter, who spent six weeks at
Miami Beach before his transfer
to Drew Field, has been looking
forward to a return visit for some
time and left with big plans for
the week-end. His brother, who
outranks him by one grade, is
stationed there with the Air
Corps and is engaged in person-
Pfc. Milford L. Berman re-
turned from his furlough in Fall
River, Mass., still wondering how
he made out at the races at Suf-
folk Downs while home. It seems
that he found time one day be-
tween his visits to Newport Beach
to take in the races but left with-
out being sure whether he had
finished ahead or behind in pick-
ing the winners. Must have been
that New England climate-or
could it have been the young
lady with whom he spent most
of his time who has left Pfc. Ber-
man so bewildered?
_ ~ _
Officers. Beware! First
Woman Operations Officer
'Takes Over' at Base Hqs.
Though the WAAC has been She is proud of the period
very busy this month becoming the which she spent in the corres-
pondence section of the. White
Women's Army Corps, it has not House, where she recorded hun-
been too busy to progress in its dreds of the letters received every
primary purpose-that of re- day by the president. She re-
placing men for combat duty. calls the many hours spent sort-
ing the dimes and letters re-
The personnel of Base Head- ceived from the infantile paraly-
quarters watched in awe last i campaign.
Monday as Third Officer Audrey ampign.
Allen Linseau, WAAC, quietly The pleasant, curly-headed lady
took over a desk in the adju- adjutant will live at the 756th
tant's section, where she is de- WAC post headquarters company,
tailed as an assistant adjutant. where she is making friends in-
She is the first woman officer stantly with everyone who meets
to step into an operations job at her.
Drew Field, and she is a member
of the first group of WAAC offi-
cers to replace men in key oper-
ations positions throughout the
country. If this group is success-
ful, many WAAC officers will be
detailed to replace male officers
at every Army post and base.
BEING FIRST IS USUAL
Acting as a member of an ex-
perimental group is not a new
experience to Lt. Linseau. She
also was chosen to attend the first
WAAC class at the Army Admin-
istration school at Nacogdoches,
She feels certain that the job
turned in by this new group of
operations officers will be as
outstanding as that done by
women who have been graduated
from the several WAAC branches
of the Adjutant General's school. '. I.
Lieutenant Linseau, who took '-
her basic, OCS and intermediate
officer's training at Fort Des
Moines, has worked for several
years for the war and agriculture,
departments at Washington. Third Officer Linseau
'Ah. Love,' 569th Theme
There seems to be a personal
feud going on between Sgt. Sul-
livan and Pfc. DeYoung, op who
is going to get "that certain girl"
in Tampa. It looks as if Sgt. Sul-
livan is finally going to pull his
rank on- DeYoung. We don't
blame him for trying to muscle
in on the Sgt's. romance with
Rosie the Riveter!
Sgt. O'Connell seems to be
doing pretty well for himself in
Tampa since he returned from
maneuvers. How about an intro-
Puccio seems to have found a
new love now. He can be seen
all over the field with her. He
says this is the real thing. Those
carbines must be all right!
Congratulations, Sgt. Lemons,
576th Claims Egypt
Lake Grows Most
By S/SGT. CHARLES W. BARTH
Last week, the 576th moved
from the summer home 'of the
mosquitos to Egypt Lake. For
most of the men, it is a pleasant
change. True, Egypt lake has
mosquitos, but they aren't as big
and husky as the Oldsmar va-
STents and mess halls sprang up
as the men made camp, and pre-
pared to stay awhile. Bed down,
boys, make yourself as comfort-
able as possible while you grin
and bear it.
"Pop," battalion motor ser-
geant, left for a 15-day rest. He
says he's going to set the alarm
clock at 6 every morning, wake
up, and toss a G. I. shoe at it.
Then he'll sleep until noon.
Pinch-hitting is Staff Sergeant
Orr, who has a reputation as a
motor man, and ought to ably
fill "Pop's" shoes.
If you want a transfer, just ask
for a furlough. Though "them
thar" things seem to be passed
out right and left, all your scribe
has to do is to ask for one. Bang!
Word comes through that he is
transferred again! Yup, it's hap-
pened four times now, but I'll try
The other night, the WACs and
the 551st invited us over to the
dance hall for a big evening.
From the comments which float-
ed around for the next several
days, everyone had a swell time.
By and by, who was the jitter-
bug lieutenant and the little
blond T/5 WAC? Could they cut
a mean rug!
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. 0. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Friday, August 20, 1943
COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP
Air Base Area Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity.
published each Friday in the interest of the officers and
Enlisted men of Drew Field..
Authority Sec. II. W. D. Circular 55. 1943. under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42. dated September 7, 1942,
Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Unit Newspapers.
Major Chester K. Delano, Base Special Service Officer
S Lt. Joseph H. McGinty, Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in
Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and
'B'" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone, exten-
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St. Petersburg Times]
VOLUME' 2-NUMBER 24
THIS IS OUR FIGHT
By STAFF SGT. EVE SIMMONS
Until the members of the WAAC
dropped the extra "A" out of their name,
some felt that their part in the fight for
freedom of the world was really "small
potatoes" in comparison to the work being
done by civilian sisters in defense jobs on
the outside. True, they were replacing
men in the various camps and stations
throughout military areas, but they were
merely an auxiliary to the regular Army,
as their name indicated, and not an actual
part of it.
With the taking of the oath into the
Army of the United States, most WACs
have found a new confidence in them-
selves ... in the part they will play in the
winning of peace for all the world .. in
its rehabilitation afterwards. Not only are
they replacing men for active theaters of
war, but the. fight has become theirs as
definitely as it is of the soldier who carries
a gun. Is the WAC not giving him his re-
lease from a desk job so he may shoulder
S That the WAC will benefit over the
WAAC, is granted. That, however, is not
the reason that the majority of women in
khaki eagerly turned down the opportunity
to go back to the easier living of her civil-
ian sisters. The majority felt that it would
be a traitorous act to leave the service after
months of training for specific jobs, for
which they are only now prepared to-re-
With the WAAC but little more than a
year old, the women who received their
basic training in the first schools at Fort
Des Moines have only now become pro-
ficient enough in military jobs to replace
men who have retained those positions for
years previous to our entry into the war
and the organization of the Women's Aux-
iliary Corps. That women have been able
to replace men within the period of a year
of training, in a profession entirely foreign
to the majority of enrollees, is a credit to
the belief in and the foresight of those who
planned the organization.
Heretofore, the WAAC had all the dis-
ciplinary restriction of the soldier and none
of the advantages given the male. With the
dropping of the additional letter, the WAC
will benefit with the soldier she replaces
in such instances as making out allotments,
receiving government insurance, franking
privileges, etc. True, she will no longer go
overseas only if she chooses. She will be
assigned to overseas duty just as the soldier
is, with no consideration other than her
physical capability. There will no longer
be any punches drawn because the WAC
soldier wears skirts instead of slacks.- She
will share and share alike with the male
soldier, even to punishment when she de-
fies "The Book." The WAC, when she took
the oath, realized that and was only more
proud because it was so.
The WAC who remained in the service
carries her head a bit more pridefully be-
cause she had the courage and the belief
in the inevitable victory to remain. She
might have gone back to wearing lovely
clothes bought with a week pay check
from a defense job that would equal the
monthly pay she now receives. Instead, she
feels. "nd rightly, that she is the best
dre&c--' woman in America. Her khakis
may not fit as trimly as the models in the
autumn showings her civilian sisters will
attend, but she has the assurance that de-
spite the ill fit of her uniform, the men
and women of the nation will admire her
proud "-r;ne and the prouder courage
that made her choose the uniform for the
duration plus six months or so long
thereafter as is deemed necessary by the
nation of which she is an integral part.
Communications to this column
must bear, for publication, the correct
name and organization of the writer.
Short letters are most interesting, and
the right is reserved to cut letters
when space limitations require.
To the Editor:
The first week I spent on Drew field, was a
rather lonely one And I'm sure I wasn't
the only one feeling that way. Then after a
while, after getting used to things here (your
last camp was always the best) I found my
way around. It wasn't long before I got used
to the PXs, the Service club, the library, etc.,
during my off duty hours, but what. still amazes
,me is the fact that there is always an evening
of entertainment lined up at Recreation building
number one And believe me, after a day of
company duty, it's a swell thing to be able to
hop over to the Rec hall and see a variety show
one night, and an actual radio broadcast or'two
the next. Sure, movies are good for relaxation
too, but there's nothing like seeing your enter-
tainers in person Singers, dancers and
comics. Yes, indeedy, the shows up in the:Rec
hall certainly are tops, and I for one appreciate
CPL. JOE HERNDON.
(Editor's note: There is always something
doing at Recreation building number one .
K and First streets is the address. Sgt. O. Z.
Whitehead is the genial M. C.)
Soldiers are always looking for places to go.
May -I suggest one that possibly no one knows
about? Last Saturday. night I was. in town with
not much money, and not a place to go. I saw
a lot of soldiers going into radio station WFLA.
I asked them where they were going and they
said to the Drew field broadcast. When told I
could come along, I did so gladly. The lieutenant
I met told me that I could bring my friends any
Saturday evening that I cared to. He said they
welcomed visual audiences, and believe me, I
had a swell time. In the course of the evening
I found out that Drew field has 11 radio pro-
grams a week. The broadcast last Saturday
Swas interesting and a very entertaining way
to spend an evening. I'd like to suggest to all
the Drew field Echo readers that they tune their
radios to the stations in Tampa when Drew field
is on the air. They'll find it worth their while.
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS H. W. D.
Here I am, just one of a thousand guys like
me, out here in the wilds of Florida. Believe
me, it's true what they say about the jungles
of this state. What can we do to amuse our-
selves? We ask for athletic equipment, and
get it. We ask for a day-room .. we don't get
it. I don't get it. Why, if we had a day-room
on the base, can't we have one out here?
According to all of the rules-of war, you are
out in the field to increase your battle efficiency.
There are a bunch of boys somewhere on the
other side of the lake who would give their
next month's pay to be as comfortable as you
are right now, out in the "wilds" of Florida. Do
you realize, Mister, that you can still get a
letter home? Do you know that you can still
get a phone call home?
You poor kid, we're so sorry for you. It is
too bad that you can't have curtains out in the
bush, but if you got used to them here, you
might be tempted to do the same thing some-
where where it might not be a good idea to
have a curtain waving. You are a pretty lucky
fella-why not realize that, and give some
thought to the job at hand? YE ED.
Can something be done about the swim-
ming situation in Tampa? What can a poor
GI do if he is broke (and which one isn't?)
and can't afford to take the bus to Clearwater?
Isn't there some way whereby an organization
can be driven to these places of swimming, by
I know the gas situation is rough here ag
well as anywhere in the country, but when we
see so many men dying for a swim, and so
many trucks just sitting in the various pools
on the base, it really makes a guy wonder. If
there is an answer, can we have it?
CORP. STANLEY L. EVANS.
I noticed in the New Drew Field Echoes a
column called G Ideas. Whether or not my let-
ter will be printed is immaterial. I just want
to get something off my chest and possibly
awaken a few soldiers on the Base. It has al-
ways been my opinion that retreat was a sacred
as well as a beautiful formation. My uncle
served in the last war and when he hears the
Star Spangled Banner played to this day he still
comes to attention and salutes. Here on the
field when retreat is sounded soldiers rush to
the nearest shelter or anything that could be
termed shelter. Trucks still ride up and down
the camp streets instead of stopping and dis-
charging their passengers for a few moments. It
doesn't take very long to come to attention and
respect the Flag of Our Country and the things
for which it stands. I'm for retreat in every
way, and I hope this. letter makes other fellows
conscious of a formation that's not compulsory
but depends on the patriotism of the individual.'
JUST A SOLDIER
At Drew Field
CATHOLIC MASSES: Sunday,
8:00 a.m., chapel No. 2; 9:00 a.m.,
Chapel No. 2 and Theater No. 3;
11:30 a.m., Chapel No. 4; 6:30 p.m.,
Chapel No. 2. Weekdays, 7 a.m.,
Chapel No. 4. Every day but Tues.
and Sat.; 6:30 p.m., Chapel No. 2
every day but Wed.
PROTESTANT SERVICES: 10:30
a.m. at all chapels on Sun.; Sun-
day, 7:30 p.m., Chapels Nos. 1, 3,
JEWISH SERVICES: Friday 8:30
p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m.
GIs Expect Hedy Lamarr
But Only Get Sec. Stimson
WASHINGTON (CNS) -
War Secretary Henry L. Stimson
disappointed a lot of GIs during
his recent tour of the battle
fronts abroad. He told a press
conference that "when I dis-
mounted from my airplane in
Newfoundland, I saw a number of
young second lieutenants on the
field whose faces fell. Later I
found out that there had been
a rumor that Hedy Lamarr was
on that plane."
TO THE YANKS
Friday, C S
1. What's the difference be-
tween a Humdrum and a hum-
2. A hedgehog is just another
name for: a weasel, a ground hog
or a porcupine?
3. If you buy yourself a lot of
clothes and charge them, will you
get a "billet doux" for them at
the end of the month?
4. Arrange these cuts of beef in
the order of their nearness to the
front of the cow: flank steak,
brisket, -round steak.
5. Is it more likely that two
short parents ,will have a tall
child, or more likely that two tall
parents will have a short child?
6. A "topknot," a "cowlick" and
a "widow's peak" all refer to
7. How many enemy .planes
must a flier have shot down be-
fore he is called an ace?
8. Here's a question about coins
which are being minted today;
which one of these statements is
true: a nickel has no nickel in it;
a penny has no steel in it; a
quarter has no silver in it.
9. Two of the Four Freedoms
which our Yanks are fighting to
preserve are Freedom of Worship
and Freedom from Fear. What
are the other two?
10. What is the difference be-
tween climate and weather?
(Answers on page 8)
Much of life seems to be based
upon the idea that one must get
on the wrong side in order to ap-
preciate what is right. The old
saying that "every boy must sow
his wild oats" falls under one of.
two classifications. Either it is:
another way of saying that no
one can be expected to be perfect,,
or it is a deliberate refusal to'
suggest a positive ideal. Of"
course, it could be an attempt to
relieve our inability to provide
a deeper challenge for convdct
and excuse poor results. By:.
testing that "wild oats" arfVi
evitable we rather calmly re-
lease responsibility for tha t
period with the thought that our
religious guidance may pick up
acceleration after this detour is'
The real question is whether
normal living is a succession of .
deliberate mistakes. Do we not
make enough of them at best
without setting out on that er.
rand? Must we provide moral
sanction for immorality? Re-
ligion at times seems even to
have wished for bigger and bet-
ter sinners in order to demon-
strate the power of' its message.
Medicine and surgery exist to
handle emergency cases, but
preventive medicine is muce
more important. Religion, too,
should be honored for its
power to reclaim lives that have
been wasted and misdirected,
but this is not its greatest field
Harry Emerson Fosdick has
aptly pointed this out in speak-
ing of the young man who
crosses the Jordan near the
source, where it is so narrow he
hardly knows when he steps over,
and comes down the right bank
all the way. This is the oppo-
site of the man who goes down
the wrong side of .life to a place
where the river is deep, and wide
and swift, and where crossing it
.requires' more than human skill.
and determination. It is the first
that is normal, but the latter is
our historic emphasis.
Conversion many times is
viewed only. as this reclaiming-
process, when so much of life
might be saved if the start were
made sooner. The goal of Chris-
tian teaching found in the prayer
"and now may he who is able
to keep us from falling .
presents a clearer and more solid
basis of conversion and the
Christian life. The primary work
of Christian faith is to sustain
men in the good life, and npt to
sna+ch them from evil. To ac-
cept the latter as primary has;
the danger of allowing us to over-
lonk or minimize the other.
To take life as normal, when
livid the Christian way, will
make us no less concerned to
mpke good men out of bad ones.
"That Funny Fee;lim
3 ". B"''If
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
'Hobby Shop' Offers Soldiers
Chance to Pursue Favorite Hobbies
With Finest Modern Equipment
Rapidly becoming one of the most popular leisure time Com
spots on the base is Drew Field's "Hobby Shop." Inaugu- and se
rated about six months ago, under Special Services, soldiers on the
may now pursue the hobbies they followed in civilian life, this p
or take up any new ones they feel would be of interest to had a
them. done a
Equipped throughout with the most modern machinery golf co
and devices, the Hobby Shop offers a diversified assortment heck w
of arts and crafts. The amateur wood worker has a lathe, / way (I
band saws, circular saws and a drill press at his disposal. little
Products from the shop run the gamut from a pair of candle- had a
sticks to a chest of drawers. A useful occupation of the th it
whop is the repair and maintenance of day room furniture out th!
tnd Special Services property. of the
some very creditable things, what?
among which are book ends, PVT. PATSY GUADGNINO Every
lamp standards, ash trays, grille Repairs Service Club Chair the pr
work and jars and vases of vary- place.
ing sizes. All materials are fur-
nished the hobbyist. to w
Artists have every opportunity it'll op
to satisfy that creative urge. too.
There are also facilities to en- right n
courage those who like to draw, weeka
or who would like to learn show- week,
card lettering. Most of the show- days y
cards announcing Drew Field ment.
events are made here. e Let's
Recently, facilities were pro-H
vided for sculpture, and one of Have c
the first pieces of work to be that go
turned out was a remarkable a cane
likeness of Col. Melvin B. Asp. a
The bust was presented to him '. in one
by the creator, a former sculptor. b. .'s cades),
Soldiers who have been working ...... .-'~. o hl bundled
in this section, are now engaged .FC. PV. ,GEORGE MINNIGER tude o
in redecorating the Signal Corps FC. DOROTHY NORDEEN Works on Circular Saw
headquarters, and it is under- Sculptures Indian Head honey.
stood that some of the bas reliefs .......Co-PiloFliesmain d
are remarkably good. Brains
At present the Hobby Shop is4 ;r",bri
open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Plans With One Hand. attenti
to have it open several nights ENGLANDvel
a week-are now being formu- ENGLAND (CNS)- Flying not so
lated, and the specific nights Officer John Morden flew. his Broadv
will be announced later. Fortress home the other day with of hay
Soldiers are urged to make use one hand after its pilot was killed being l
of the bbShop. Iyou e and its fuselage riddled by ma- friends
no hobby, develop one. It has ma- friends
been found that the pursuit of a chine-gun fire. jerk re
hobby is an interesting way to Morden said that the ship was tot
spend that day off, or off-duty attacked by Focke-Wulfs two
hours when you're wondering hours from their target. The pilot
what to do with the time. The was killed but Morden held his Then
opportunity to learn something mate's body off the controls with swears
useful and that you' would like one hand and flew the plane with world
to do, is yours. Take advantage PFC. ANTHONY L. VACANTI the other. The mission completed, so doe
of it. and Display of Projects he then flew it home. who ch
Crowd Cheers Drew Radio Show
Before a jam-packed house, as you know, is the soldier whose
complete with standees, last troubles are aired weekly on this
week's two-hour variety show Last week, it seems, Rookie
performed sensationally. Under Roy was out visiting his girl
the direction of First Lt. George friend, and while at dinner he
W. Kluge, program director, the found that before he could raise
his head from saying grace, the
weekly featured radio broadcast family had taken all the food ex-
show of Drew field played with cept the dessert. The dinner
charm, versatility and gusto. This table, oval-shaped, reminded
program, which combines the Rookie Roy of the Indianapolis
speedway in his home town, be-
talents of army and civilian per- cause of the speed with which the
sonnel, kept the large soldier au- serving plates rounded the turns.
dience cheering and applauding A little while after dinner,
throughout the evening. Rookie Roy's father-in-law-to-be
Miss Alma Fernandez, soprano asked him if he would like to
of Tampa, sang "Thine Alone" have some punch, and when he
knd then followed with "Indian answered yes, his father-in-law-
Love Call." Both songs, sung to-be "hung one" on him!
beautifully, were enthusiastically
received by the audience. The e *
orchestra which furnished the ieutenant ErI
musical background for each en-
tertainer was very much in the
groove, and kept the audience in O ver m -- M
a festive mood. The addition of v m m
three trumpets, a trombone, and
guitar has very definitely en- By PFC. ROBERT KEELER
hanced the music of the orchestra. Congratulations to T/Sgt. Ker-
The "Smoky 'City Give" a quintet rigan. We understand he is tak-
consisting of guitar, hot trumpet, ing the fatal step about Septem-
piano, traps and base fiddle, had her 2. The whole 714th com-
everybody stomping and clapping pany is looking forward to a
their hands, three-day pass about that time,
Pfc. Robert Behrendt played also that bachelor dinner we
Rubenstein's "Romance" with his understand he is throwing. It
violin. His interpretation was promises to be a great week for
charming and showed under- somebody. It's a toss-up as to
standing. Earlier in the program, who is going to enjoy the wed-
Behrendt rendered very beauti- ding more, Sgt. Kerrigan or the
fully "Melody" by Gregg. entire company.
Miss Frances McCloud of W a w t
Tampa danced gracefully and We also wish to welcome into
rhythmically in two numbers, the company our new comman-
"Begin the Beguine" and "Green der, st Lt. Stanley A. Erickson.
Eyes," both of which brought ex- We are sure he will enjoy the
uberant howls and barks from our full co-operation of the entire
canine friends in the 50-cent company personnel.
seats. (Actually, no admission is Our vote for the hardest man
charged.) in the outfit goes to T/5 Cunning-
Rookie Roy, played, by your ham. Any man who can stand
"Quiz Master," Corp. Harry nine consecutive nights in Tampa
Evans, and his straight man, Sgt. sure deserves them. It must be
O. Z. Whitehead, were the laugh- the new job he has. How about
men of the evening. Rookie Roy, it, Bernard? As long as you keep
Ruth Perez, in a style similar
to that of Ethel Merman, wooed
the boys with the song "In My
Arms," with gestures. Every-
body cried "more," but it wasn't
until later in the program that
Ruth obliged by singing, "You'll
Never Know." This, too, was
cheered, but time prevented an
encore-an encore which obliging
Ruth would gladly have sung.
Corp. Harry Evans, the an-
nouncer, came on the stage and
began announcing the next fea-
ture, but the audience wanted
Ruth Perez to sing again. He
raised his arms for quiet and
said, "Can you hear me?" The
answer from the soldier audience
was of course "No." Harry replied,
"well I can hear you!"
id of 714th
the coke machine operating, it's
okeh with us. However, don't
stay away too long as the dogs
are running around the orderly
room pretty fast.
Wanted, for Sgt. Suffern: More
men for .company details. How
about a telescope to hunt them
up? Just hope the wire team
never gets a Jeep. Goodloe and
Ferguson would sure have a field
day. We would be the ones who
would be climbing poles.
T/5 Herman who just returned
from Providence, R. I., claims
that he g9t those circles under
his eyes from the train ride, but
we doubt it very much as we've
heard about those furloughs. Sgt.
Kozel stays in camp since he
came back from furlough, we
understand that the fatal knot
was tied with a certain Pennsyl-
vania girl. After seeing her pic-
ture I can understand why he
stays in camp and writes those
letters every night.
.e on over and set a bit, boys should have flaps which
*e what the crew here they could lower when they.are
base have been doing about to take off.. It may be
base have been doing bulky, but its safe.
ast week. Have you ,
look at the work being Sittin' around the office this
)ut at the Rocky Point afternoon the point of furloughs
course? Well, what the came up. (Of course it could
happen anywhere) and the light
ereyou doing outthat was pointed at that guy who
don't suppose that the shows up at home with every-
WAC with the red hair thing but the kitchen sink on
darned thing to do him. Reminds me of my trip
) An tht home not too long ago. There
) Anyhow, that course was a fellow on the train who
ere is going to be one boarded here at Tampa as a
finest in the south. So private. By the time we hit
So it belongs to you. Jacksonville, he had been in the
e of yu GI's men's room twice, and emerged
one of you GI's has with the Africa campaign medal,
ivilege of playing the and the European crap game, too.
All you have to do is When we got to Savannah he was
t until it opens. Oh, a flying man. There they were
n Silver Wings, ($1.20 at the PX),
en, all right, and soon, I got disgusted and went to sleep.
You keep your face When I woke up the guy was a
around this page each sergeant. Not just a buck ser-
and in not too many geant, but a staff. He was really
Doing all right. Jumped four
ou'll see an announce- grades in eight hours and two
states. Well, by this time he
go on into town. really looked like a veteran. I
you seen the hep guy honestly expected him to try
ou seen e ep guy growing a beard. He even had,
)es around Tampa with by now, acquired that "haggard
in one hand (winnings look." Wonder he wasn't caught,
of the local penny ar- but who am I to stop him?
and a gugeus little Well, the finish of the story is
and a gugeus l e :. .the guy showed up in New
of feminine pulchr- York, a battle-scarred hero,
n the other? He's a wearing the rank insignia of a
He walks down the staff sergeant, wearing the cam-
[rag just knocking his paign medal of every major battle
in the current war, and succeed-
out trying to attract ing in fooling everyone at home.
on to himself and the I'll bet he's happy. The poor
'." You know, he's stupid jerk!
smart. That pseudo- Tried to sleep last night. Had
vay routine is so full a little trouble. Do you have a
that the poor guy is guy in your barracks who sounds
laughed at by his own as though he might be a stand-in
Why doesn't the for a B-24? The way some of
these Joes can snore. I would
really get hep and try appreciate receipt of anything
like a soldier? that would cure 'em. This fellow
--7-- next to me takes off regularly
i there is the bird who every night right about 1:30.
he's been cheated, the From a warm-up pre-flight
owes him a living, and sound, he really gets up in the
s the guy in the store air, and he doesn't come down
arges 50 cents for a 50- until I hit him, and then he
article. If he got a new crashes. The things you put up
free, he'd holler because with!
.k wasn't full of gas, and
st at that. of a Overheard a street conversation
;st at that. the other iWent lier t-hi +t.
Walked down Lafayette Street
the other day and saw some men
in the park there right by the
university. Gollies, they looked
happy. Well, at least, content.
There were four of 'em and you
never saw a more comfortable
looking bunch of Joes in your
life. They were spread out on
the grass there near the river, or
whatever that strip of water is
called, and they were really hav-
ing a snoring bee. Got so in-
terested in them that I risked
m'life to waken one of 'em.
Asked him what he used to do
in civil life, and he said "sleep."
Sorta had me there. I tried
again. Watcha work at? "Noth-
in'," was the answer. He wasn't
very talkative! Come to find out
that the whole four of them used
to belong to the same fraternity
back in several states along the
freight lines, and they actually
did sleep. They were what he
called "professionally unem-
ployed." The guys you meet!
Speaking of the characters a
guy is apt to meet! Have you
been over to the service club
lately? I've never in my life
come so close to getting killed,
and I mean murdered, as I did
the other night over there.
Don't get the wrong idea, the
place is okeh, but they had a
few two-leggedt P-40s over
there the other night, and be-
lieve me, either I look like a
Jap ammunition train or they
affect everyone the same way.
I'm telling you, one of those
boogie woogie terpsichorines
followed me around the floor
over at the club, and if he didn't
kick me seven times, he threw
his "dancing partner" at me at
least four times. Its down right
dangerous. I'm not an old goat
by any means. I like to have
fun, and I like to go to dances,
but I'm darned if I like to be
driven to dispensary three
Monday, Wednesday ahd Fri-
day nights to have my back
strapped up. Some of these
"She had the prettiest legs of any
filly you ever saw, and the body
. Geeeeee!" Needless to say,
I stuck around, and after much of
same in description it finally
came out that the guys were talk-
ing about my friend yeah!
"My Friend Flicka."
Had the day off last Tuesday.
Decided I would go into town
and get real meal. I did! The
table was set beautifully. The
silver shone. The glasses were
bright. The people gay. Every-
thing seemed perfect. Then it
came. Have yo* ever had a piece
of steak served you lately?
Brother, stick to ham. I swear
this particular portion of an erst-
while Brahma bull actually was
breathing on the plate. I called
for a ball bat to kill it before
I would dare attack the thing,
and then in self defense. Seems
silly to talk about a piece of beef
that way, but this one was actu-
ally dangerous. I could just see
the thing. Must have been a
mighty brave bull. Gee, and they
serve that stuff. I came back to
the mess hall to eat. I don't mind
being killed while I eat, but I'll
be darned if I'll pay to be mur-
dered by the ghost of a bull that
has already lived a full life .
Sick Soldier Thwarts
New York Stickup
NEW YORK (CNS) .oe
Montgomery, a runty little fellow,
had just pulled a $2,000 payroll
stickup and was making his get-
away on Broadway. "Out of my
way," he hollered, waving his
gun at Mrs. James E. Stokesbury
of Seymour, Conn., who was
walking down the street holding
onto the arm of her husband, Pvt.
Jim Stokesbury, on sick leave
from California. Pvt. Stokc5ibury
floored the guy with a hip-.mare
and a wrist lock. Then he turned
him over to the cops. "Lucky I
wasn't feeling well," said Jim, "I
might have killed him."
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
405th Communications Has
Field Exercises: 627th Sq.
Commander Is Promoted
In a very short space of time the Wing threw two field
exercises at our communications section. The first had lots
of bugs, not counting mosquitoes. So Lieutenants Orr, Rice
and Chambers vowed there would be no -more bugs for the
To eliminate the bugs, the wires going into the com-
munications center resemble those in volume and number
of a New York exchange. Believe it or not,, it works like a
charm. Among other things, the./generator handle of one
field phone was securely strapped to the side of the field
phone, where it couldn't be touched-let alone rung. That's
one way of cutting down calls.
The extensive line system
caused many burns, Bruises and furlough since the Christmas
slivers and brought forth lusty holidays in 1940.
curses from the not too experi- Sgt. Mustin, completed his
enced linemen. Sgt. Kirshen- seventh year of service last June.
baum took his pains and slivers In this seven-year hitch he has
through chaplain channels to the served in six units. He wa se-
group dispensary to have them elected during the format ve
removed from the more tender period of the 339th Bomb Group
portion of his anatomy. Remem- to attend to the drawing of that
ber, Sergeant, "Knees. out, not group's equipment. He later
in, saves skin." served in the same capacity with
The greatest error made was this group when it was first
not having a picture of the grimy formed.
crew at a bull session in PX No. The Sergeant and Mrs. Mustin
2 beer garden, when Sgt. Kirsh- are spending their well-deserved
enbaum tried to favor portions vacation at Lake Butler. Good
of a rather tender, besplintered luck and good fishing, Sergeant.
resting piece, while he told a
story, the contents of which won't Promotions hit the headquar-
take print, ters section this week. It is
Carl B. Alfred Now Capt.
Maj. Fred G. Hook, commander
of the 405th Bomb Group is proud
of the fact that he has seen all of
his squadron commanders pro-
moted to the rank of captain. The
last is Carl R. Alfred, command-
ing the 627th Bomb Squadron.'
Captain Alfred, a native Iowan,
started his military career in
Iowa-State college where he took
two years of ROTC. Later he
served .13 months as a GI in the
cavalry. He was readily accepted
for cadet training when he made
his application, and on comple-
tion of this training was com-
missioned in July, 1942.
Captain Alfred's first assign-
ment as an officer was to the
84th Bomb Group at Hunter
Field, with which he served
until he took command of the
627th Bomb Squadron when the.
405th Bomb Group activated.
The main trouble the group
commander may have with Cap-
tain Alfred might be if the group
happens to serve in the Low
However, that possibility is re-
mote and if it should happen it
would only be that the captain
would be looking for prize dairy
stock to start his own dairy
farm after the war. His ingenuity
might be taxed anyway to fashion
a hitch to fly any of his prizes
home, in a single place plane.
Captain Alfred's parents,. Mr.
and Mrs. A. L. Alfred, reside at
Atwater, Ohio. The 627th Bomb-
ing Squadron is a good example
of what able leadership, hard
work and organizing ability on
the part of a" good commander
Henry W. Rice Now 1St Lt.
Captain Paul R. Wignall, com-
manding the 624th Bomb Squad-
ron of the 405th Bomb Group is
pleased to report the promotion
of his very capable communica-
tions officer, Henry W. Rice, to
the rank of first lieutenant.
Lt. Rice was born and grew
up in New Castle, Pa., where his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
V. Rice, reside.
Lt. Rice entered the service in
1940. He served at Langley
Field, Va. He was commissioned
a Warrant Officer in May, 1942.
He subsequently attended OCS
at Miami Beach, where he re-
ceived his commission on gradu-
ation. Following this, he was
assigned to the 84th and reas-
signed to the 405th when it was
Lt. and Mrs. Rice live in Clear-
M/Sgt. Mustin on Furlough
M/Sgt. Amos B. Mustin, chief
clerk of Headquarters material
section, is taking a 10-day fur-
lough. Sgt. Mustin is one of
those section chiefs who take it
on the chin and he bores into his
work uncomplainingly. His in-
terest in his duty is exemplified
by the fact that this is his first
T/Sgt. Harold L.'Johnson, S/Sgt.
Daniel P. Flannigan, aand Sgt.
Gus Stacy, now. Congratulations
to three deserving men.
627th S/Sgt. Weds
Chapel No. 2 has seen many
an age-old marriage ceremony,
but none as impressive as the
one held on Wednesday, July 28,
1943. On that day, the very
lovely Margaret D. DeSilva was
joined in matrimony to S/Sgt. Al-
bert Disdier, a member of the
627th Bomb Squadron.
The bride was attired in a
dress of robin's egg blue, and
wore a white corsage. She was
attended by Mrs. Betty Trushell
of Tampa, as matron of honor.
Mrs. Trushell wore a sea-shell
pink dress. M/Sgt. James P.
Volpicelli, also of the 627th
Bomb Squadron, was best man.
Mrs. Julia E. DeSilva of Brook-
lyn, New York, mother of the
bride, was present, as well as a
number of the bride's friends,
Mrs. Ella Rose Groves of Tampa,
and Miss Henrietta Griffin, also
The Rev. Francis L. Au'er,
Roman Catholic chaplain, per-
formed the beautiful ceremony.
Miss DeSilva, who hails from
Brooklyn, N. Y., attended St.
The groom who comes from
Idaho, attended George Washing-
ton university prior to his en-
trance into the Air Corps.
Others present at the ceremony
were T/Sgt. J. O'Hearn, S/Sgt.
F. Schaeffer, M/Sgt. T. W. Hick-
son, S/Sgt. G. T. Hammond, Sgt.
J. McKee, Sgt. J. Hannon, Sgt.
V. Mauti, Sgt. G. Dinsmore, Corp.
J. Lothian, and Pvt. T. Leonard,
who made a special trip from
Philadelphia for the occasion.
Chaplain Frank J. Landolt,
who represented the 405th Bomb
Group (D), was present at the
Ration Book No. 3
Information on ration book No.
3 will soon be available. Sgt. Gar-
land Porterfield, of the Base Ra-
tion Board, stated that applica-
tions for ration book No. 3, which
will replacebooks one and two,
will be available in the near fu-
The actual date of issue will be
published in The Echoes and will
be posted on company bulletin
boards throughout the Post. Sgt.
Porterfield said the procedure
will be for each company to sub-
mit a letter to'the Base Ration
Office indicating the number of
men authorized to ration sepa-
Applications covering the re-
quests will be returned to the or-
ganizations to be executed by the
individuals. They will then
be forwarded to the Ration Of-
fice, whereupon the ration book
will be made up and issued to
RITA'S LIKE A SISTER TO HIM
LOVELY RITA HAYWORTH isn't giving romance a polite brush-off when
she puts her arms around this soldier and says she'll always be a sister
to him. The lucky guy is Sergt. Eduardo Cansino and he really is the
film star's brother on a Hollywood trip. (International)
Drew Field Rationing Board Hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
MEATS, CHEESE, BUTTER, OILS, AND CANNED MILK
Rationed at 16 points a week in Red Stamps T, U, V,
and W now valid, all good through Aug. 31.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Rationed on Blue Coupons R, S, and T valid through
Coupon No. 14 good for five pounds through Oct.
Coupons 15'and 16 good for 5 pounds for canning.
Stamp No. 18 in War Ration Book No. 1 good through
Oct. 31. Military Personnel without Ration Books will sub-
mit application based on Base Memo. 70-16 Dated May 25
through Message Center.
Good Now, No. 6 stamp in A book. All holders of old
type B or C Books will turn them in to Ration Office for
exchange by Sept. 1st.
All personnel who possess Gasoline Books A, B or C
MUST have their tires inspected in the following order.
"A" Book Holders have tires inspected within every 6
"B" Book Holders have tires inspected within every 4
"C" Book Holders have tires inspected within every 3
The above instructions must be complied with, tire
inspection record and registration card must accompany all
applications for Gasoline. Tire applications must be indorsed
by this board before being submitted to the OPA.
"Keep Dental New Bars, Stripes,
Medical Dates" No Gripes At 564
The S-4 section of the 501st By. SGT. ED HOY
Regt. has found a new home in Congratulations to all of the
the rear of this Hq. It is not officers who were recently pro-
quite as elaborate. as the old sup-
ply building, but T/Sgt. Joe moted, Major Morang, Captain
Black has kept things going re- Chalmer, Captain Hertz, First
gardless of all the moving going Lieutenants Montgomery, Ban-
on. What do you say, Joe, about croft, Rien, Friedlander, Warren
stocking up on 3x5 cards? and Smelt. Their new bars shine
First Sgt. Harold Rhinefeld is more brightly than the Florida
back as top kick in Headquarters sun!
Plotting Battalion after a rest Several stripes have also been
cure of one month. Take it easy, added to the sleeves of some of
Sarge. Glad to see you back. the "wheels" of battalion head-
We have a new section in our quarters. Rubin, the sergeant ma-
501st Hqs. which is known as jor, is now a master sergeant,
the Surgeon's Office. Major D. "Texas" Lovelace is now a staff
A. Sherber, Lt. J. D. Bloom, sergeant, and Dawson is a T-5. If
and an able-bodied staff, with you value your hide, don't refer
Sgt. John Ponic in charge, are to Texas as "staff sergeant." He's
doing a fine job of keeping a modest cuss, Brushhead Brown-
these guys straight with their ell and Homer Hart are still buck-
medical appointments. So come ing.
on, fellows, let's keep these ap- The privates and corporals all
pointments, .and save them a deserve a lot of credit for the
lot of paper work. These den- way that they have taken all of
tist drills and the shots don't the outfit's details with no more
hurt very much. than a good soldier's gripes. They
can't wait, though, until all of
S/Sgt. Joe Kalenik and Corp. the boys on the Camp Martin
Jenkins are leaving us this week tearup detail get back. Nice going,
for the northern pines up around boys!
Amsterdam, N. Y. Say hello to The regular scribe for this
Albany for me, boys. I wish I column is on a three-day pass.
were going along with you. His wife came down for a visit.
Staff Sgt. E. J. Daub., He should be in shape to take
501st Headquarters. over next week, lucky fellow.
Sure, And Its Glad
We Are to Have
You Back, Bud
By GEORGE HACKNEY .
SUB DEPOT SUBS
Hello everybody! Are you as
surprised as we are to see this
column back in the "Echoes"
after such a long period of
obscurity? The personnel of
26th Sub-Depot and the writers
hereof wish to express their
appreciation to the Drew field
Echoes, Uncle Sam's best Army
Air base newspaper, for mak-
ing possible the rebirth of this
column. A lota water has come
down from the heavens and
drained off of Drew field since
the last "Sub Depot Subs" ap-
peared in the "Echoes." 'i-
shall strive to make the n i '
"Sub Depot Subs" better Iha..
Remember Harris Hobby and
Bill Cummings?-they're "In the
Army Now"-popped in to pay
Supply 4 visit the other day, and
do they look good! Their ol'
happy smiles sure gave us a lift.
Hobby's in field artillery and
Bill's trying for aerial gunner.
More about Sub-Depot's old per-
sonnel-our three ex-captains,
Williams, Hudgens and Roan are
now majors. From us, to all three
of 'em, "Congratulations, Major."
Supply's local purchase section
has a new typist-her name's
Julie Escarza, and has she got
"IT"-Wow! She can play in
most anybody's back yard any
DeLoria Martin, that sweet
little thing in. Engineering, is
transferring to 85th Sub Depot,
Orlando, Florida. Good luck,
DeLoria-we-sho hate to see you
Have you heard? A few weeks
ago, Eloine Smalley spent her day
off on one of the Gulf Coast
beaches posing for an Army
photographer-it is generally un-
derstood that one of the pictures
taken that day adorns the wall of
an Army barracks here at Drew
field. If you look real good, you
may be able to find her picture
in this paper.
Engineering's loss is hubby's
gain-Florence Mallard will soon
join her husband in Hattiesburg,
Mississippi-with regret and a
wish of happiness for Florence,
we bid her, "go6dbye."
S. D. Supply had quite a
scare a couple weeks ago.
Katherine Pattillo tried to ten-
der a permanent resignation-
the result of a perfectly inno-
cent tonsillectomy; her life's
blood and school-girl complex-
ion are almost normal again,
thanks to Kathy's determina-
This column wouldn't be com-
plete without a 'Sub Depot Cutie'
of the *week, and when we say,
"cutie," we mean just that-the
spotlight falls on Mrs. Jackie
McWhirter of Supply.
By Boys In The
22d Training Wing
By S/SGT. W. H. SHORT
Each day's mail'seems to ha-',
another letter from Washingz?
and this time the happy recipe%
was Lt. Douglas W, Armitage;
22nd Wing A-4. Congratulations,
S/Sgt. Lou Stein and his little
woman covered a bit of terri-
tory on his three-day pass, tak-
ing in St. Petersburg, Sarasota,
Ocala, Silver Springs and other
points of interest in Florida.
Corporals Albert Fern and Fer-
dinand Jacobsen have been going
regularly to St. Petersburg on
their days off, allegedly to go
swimming. What the rest of us
would like to know is how long
since has the St. Petersburg
chamber of commerce been put-
ting perfume in the ocean to en-
tice GI bathers?
Pfc. John Solok is furloughing
in Vestaburg, Pa.
S/Sgt. Charlie Crews is just
back from furlough. He majored
in Savannah and minored at
home, in Winston-Salem. Charles
is a musician, and while majoring
in Savannah, he dreamed up a
right smart love ditty. Now that
it's public news Sarge, what's the
young lady's name? We also un-
derstand that your song, "I Can't
Help It," got an airing over the
radio waves, and that it went over
in a big way. A Winchell posie
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
Tasco Review at Drew
Cast of 100 to Appear
Drew Field personnel has
a date Saturday evening,
August 21, with the members
of the Tampa Shipbuilders
company. Members of the
organization will present the
Tasco Review at Recreation
Building No. 1, beginning at
The majority of depart-
ments in the Tasco yards will
be represented in the huge
show which has already won
praise following the benefit
show given August 2, at the
Tampa Municipal Audito-
rium for the Navy Receiving
Center's Welfare fund.
More than 100 persons will
make up the cast which will
include several specialty
numbers which have ap-
peared on professional stages
throughout the country.
Frank Grasso, well known
in Tampa music circles, -and
Danny Sheehan, owner of
one of Tampa's outstanding
dance studios, have collabo-
rated in preparation of the
review. Joe N. Marsh is act-
ing as business manager.
Mary Dee Edwards has
charge of the costuming for
The Navy Recruiting Cen-
ter will furnish a chorus of
more than 40 voices. The
group is composed of young
men who will man the ships
built by the Tascoans.
The Tasco Review will
come to Drew Field under
the sponsorship of the Base
Special Service Office.
563rd Fish Bait
Nonswimmers often make the
best coaches. Ask S/Sgt. Leis-
ure, who was found chasing mer-
maids in the blue deep. Some
minnows, believe it or not, were
salvaged from the 563rd moat, to
win a bet that poor fish do not
exist on Drew field-Come to Bn
HQ and see for yourself!
Past weeks have been noted
for their night life. Parties were
sponsored by Company "D" and
HQ. An evening of good fellow-
ship was the keynote. From all
reports, the parties linger on-
particularly over in HQ men
there never got to sleep. And it's
not the mosquitoes that keep
Away from it all is Sgt. Hun-
ziker. We doubt very much
whether he reaches his furlough
destination. He left something
interesting stranded in Tampa.
What is it worth to you, boys?
Sgt. Faulkner spends his time
in Clearwater. (So do thousands
of others). St. Petersburg also
provides swimming facilities and
"other divisions" for our travel-
ing romeo. Sgt. Brundage and
Corp. MacDermott will take Sul-
phur Springs anytime-Ask Sgt.
That tutti-fruitti ice cream in
the mess hall should earn the
mess sergeant another stripe. We
anxiously await the return of Sgt.
Brumley from his furlough. He
should have some exciting copy
Lightening of the sugar re-
striction so far has had no effect
on daily sugar reports, but don't
give up hope, boys.
Recent answer to questionnaire
as to dependents: "One on the
way." Allotment papers are now
being prepared in advance but
held pending further develop-
Waxing floors and other com-
plications are all taken in their
stride by a busy adjutant.
JEEP RIDES POPULAR
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.-Pur-
chase of $2 worth of war stamps
was made the price of a jeep ride
in Klamath Falls. In three days
the rides brought in at total of
Shipyard worker Iven Wiegand, former profes-
sional aerialist, whose high-wire act with her husband,
Jim, is one of the many highlights of the Tasco Revue.
The 69th AAF Band
Passes in Review
By SGT. WILL KREWSON
As minutes have turned to
hours, hours to days, days to
weeks, weeks to months, and the
months finally gathered them-
selves into an eventful year,
many members have passed
through the doors of Barracks
11C-4 (formerly T-272) and
formed the now well-known 69th
Army Air Forces band.
First and most important to ar-
rive, was T/Sgt. Lester G. Baker,
who left shortly afterwards for
training as a band leader. After
attending the Army Music school
at Fort Myer, Va.,from which he
graduated in a month with hon-
ors, Mr. Baker returned to, the
band he had initiated and took
over his present duties as band
We then began to build the
band, starting first with the per-
cussion. Sgt. Woody Harwick has
held down the very difficult posi-
tion of bass drummer and this
particular "Pennsylvania Dutch-
man" is giving our military band
its concert "beat." Assisting we
have Corp. Dee Clements and
yours truly on the snare drum,
and not to be outdone we chal-
lenge anyone to make more noise,
Next we must add a sprinkl-
ing of basses and horns. Pfc's
Al Woodke and Harry Williams
supply depth to the band with
their bass horns. Harry is also
a fine string bassist and helps
our dance work's work them-
selves into a frenzy. Corp. Don
Stockwell, Pfc. Norm Nailor
and Pvt. Orville Mehus round
out our bass section on baritone
and trombones respectively.
T/Sgt. Elwood F. Eaton, our
first sergeant, has taken over
the solo horn chair and may be
seen puffing contentedly on his
French bugle. Elli has long
been one of the boys and shares
in our good fortunes and bad
fortunes, joys and sorrows. Pfc.
Bob Crow switches between his
French horn and trumpet, and
Pvt. Frank Zecchino plays his
violin and horn to his heart's
To complete our brass section
an addition of six trumpets is
necessary. Sgt. Bootsie Booth, of
the St. Pete Booths, leads on his
Bach "terpit" and Pvt. "Two
Beat" Munk relieves him as solo-
ist. Sgt. Harry Ferris and Corp.
Joe (Pancho, I wish I was in
a single part,
Hoier and Pfc.
t fight it out on
and Corp. Russ
Ludwig do their
calisthenics on the off-beat. Russ
also does the take-off work with
Booth's "Big Twelve" and does
a good job at it.
No band could be complete
without woodwinds, consisting of
clarinets, saxophones and flute in
our case. Sgt. Luke Luukkonen
(co-originator) of the Deep Sleep
Eleven and the Deep Sleep Hour
takes on the solo clarinet chair
ably assisted by Corp. Joe Own-
ings and Corp. Chub Costello.
Pfcs. Bettman, Boldt and Purga,
and Pvts. Becker, Budnik and
Giuliano lend a very important
supporting' role on the various
parts. Sgt. Bud Estes our noted
compose r-arranger who has
worked for Jimmy Dorsey,
Charlie Barnet, Alvino Reye and
other name bands does the bass
clarinet justice as he "gets with
it." Jerry Sedlak, sergeant, who
arranged such a fine party at
Clearwater for uq, supplies the
flute parts in the concerts and
his piccolo can be heard in our
parades. Supporting our clari-
nets, we have our four saxophone
demons, consisting of Corp. Mike
Galdino, Pfc. Gus (Pie) DeRid-
der, Pfc. Bobby Kuttner and Corp.
That, in addition to S/Sgt.
John Suszynski (piano) the
"wolf" of the band, who in-
cidentally rambles on the
Glockenspiel, cymbals and
typewriter in Bb, along with
Pvts. Elmo Logsdon and Artie
Carchedi completes our organi-
zation. Some of those who
were with us have gone to or-
ganize new bands, but we still
remember them in many of our
We hope in the near future to
welcome many more to our or-
ganization so that they too might
enjoy the privileges of being a
69th Army Air Forces bandsman.
Total Service of 5 M-Sgts.
In 301st Is 77 Years;
Joseph Eberling Tops List
By S/SGT. ARTHUR CAMPER last Sunday between Danny's
301st Bomb. Sq. News Jewel Box and the Brass Rail.
Members of the I strictly-stag
Corp. Carlo D. Accetola, Long party were S/Sgt. Robert "Pop"
Island, N. Y., submits the tall arson, Great Falls, Mont.; Sgt.
tale of the week: Sgt. Warren H. Charles E. Dewitt, Glenmont,
Dunn, Berkelman, Neb., claims Ch g Geor J Douhert
(without batting an eyelash) to Philadelphia, Pa. Sgt. Manuel
have shot a pheasant in flight at Silva, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Sgt. Carl
300 yards with a .22 rifle! .Acce- Vandagrift, C i n c i n n a t i; Sgt.
tola thinks it's thhe eat. Ernest E. Ocker, Columbus, Ohio;
No Takers on This Defi Corp. John Pankulics, Carteret,
N. J.; Corp. Julius M. Pichetti,
Some interesting statistics on Wainwright, Ohio; Corp. Paul
five master sergeants in the Smith, Bangor, Pa. and Pvt. Jo-
301st. Their total years of serv- seph W. Fay, Bridgeport, Conn.
ice amounts to 77 years which It was a gay affair and there
is good for 25 hash marks-a were no casualties.
sleeve full! Topping the list is
permanent M/Sgt. Joseph J. Out of the hospital and back
Eberling, East St. Louis, Ill., on the job are S/Sgt. Walter A.
with 26 years, all in the air Baggett, Newnan, Ga., good-na-
corps. Eberling prides himself tured operations head, and Sgt. Al
on once having crewed General Lillick, Portsmouth, Ohio, hard-
Arnold's plan e. Following working communications me-
Eberling in order, are: M/Sgt. chanic. Welcome back, fellows.
Albert J. Snodgrass, Camr
bridge, Ohio, with 19 years;
M/Sgt. Erick P. Ropert, East
Tawas, Mich., with 17 years;
M/Sgt. N. B. Alford, Jackson,
Miss., with 10 years and M/Sgt.
Edward V. Davis, Magnolia,
Mass. with five years of mili-
tary service. An enviable
record and we defy any other
squadron in the 84th to ap-
We've finally identified that
thirsty and merrymaking crew
which divided its time in Tampa
"He stood up and froze in his
tracks." This is a stock phrase
in the horror magazines but it
wasn't fear that held Sgt. A. J.
Bannon, Harrison, Neb., the other
night. Returning to the barracks
late one evening after cool re-
freshments at thePX, the popular
sergeant.decided to slip into his
bath slippers, ready for a shower.
He stood up to move but couldn't
budge-the shoes were nailed fast
to the floor! Sergeant Bannon
has a few clues and is tracking
down the guilty culprit.
Headquarters News From
Fifth Signal A. W. Tng. Bn.
By PVT. JOSEPH F. COVIELLO
Like a bolt from the blue,
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1943, came the
ruling by the commanding officer,
of the 5th SAW Trng. Bn., Lt.
Col. Richards that everyone from
the 5th Hq. (officers included)
would have to apply his physical
prowess to. feats of gladiatorial-
physical training. As they went
through the paces, despite a few
"ughs" and groans, the EM and
officers showed themselves splen-
Reports to this agent have it
that Sgt. Bragg played a fine
game, but, and I quote Lt. Mu-
sumeci, "I played good too."
On the face of it, I would say
that Lt. Cowan played the
hardest, for he was mud-splat-
tered when he came in at 1645.
The look of awe and surprise
on a private's face when he
approached the adjutant in
search of information, was as if
to say, "so they've got you do-
ing it too, eh?"
A recent article in a local paper
caused a stir in the physical
training section of this hqs.; it
seems some athlete has doubled
Lt. Dee's feat of 1540 consecutive
sit-ups. Lt. Dee has accepted the
challenge, and aims to "lie down
and sit-up" at least 3081, or pos-
A truly impressive sight was
viewed by this correspondent
Thursday, Aug. 5, 1943, when T/3
Victor Hansen was dtly sworn in
as WO jg. The look of modest
pride and satisfaction that
swept over the EM's countenance
filled my heart with pride. Slow-
ly, but with determined articula-
tion, he followed the words of Lt.
Cowan as the latter administered
the oath with these words, "I
Victor Hansen, having been ap-
pointed temporarily a WO, jg. in
the Army of the United States,"
etc., etc. Tojo take note: The
qualifications portrayed in WO
Victor Hansen, are kaleidoscope
of similar qualities instinctive of
America's youth on all battle
Congrats to Mr. Lynn S.
Krohn, WO, jg. recently ap-
pointed. Congrats also to Sgt.
E. W. Sjnith for receipt of the
Good Conduct award. A
cheer to mail clerk, Jack Ap-
plebaum, whose tireless efforts
have made possible speedy re-
ceipt of mail to the personnel
concerned. .. A word of
greeting to our new CO, Col.
James McGrawi and our Ass't.
Exec. Officer, Major Bradford.
.. A courteous farewell to Lt.
Col. Henry R. Chamberlin, re-
lieved to assume the duties of
Deputy Executive Officer at
AWUTC, hqs. .
About this headquarters,
"words of wisdom"-
A "dogface" recently protested
the additional work cast upon his
shoulders because "dogface II"
was employed elsewhere. His
verbal protest, weak though it
was, went something like this:
"I'm always doing his work; I
have my own to do; why should
I do his?" In response, a tactful
officer retorted, "'Dogface I' you
are not doing 'dogface II's work,
you're doing your share of a big
job that confronts every soldier
in the U. S. Army." Needless to
say, "dogface I" conceded the
sobriety of the officer's advice.
DUMMY UP SOLDIER
"From the mouths of fools
flow"-that outfit is going to
(censored) island, because in
Supply recently we exchanged
(censored) clothing for (cen-
sored) clothing." Besides they
could not use (censored) in a
(censored) cldnate This
stray bit of information was over-
heard on a bus line. I quote
from a newspaper article, "It has
been reported that the greatest
hotbeds of information for the
enemy are public carriers, such as
trains, busses, and pick-up rides;
bars, night clubs and public
dances, also, make good fifth col-
umn hangouts." Let's be careful
of what we say; why not talk
about the weather? The latter
was always a favorite tonic of
conversation in civilian life.
What can be the differences be-
tween the National Guard and the
members of the Army (regulars)?
A query was recently overheard,
to the effect, "Where would the
Army be if it were not for the
National Guard?" "On its Vic-
tory parade," was the clever re-
PAGE EIGHT DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
Sarasota Week's Entertainment
PROFESSOR DOOBLATZ, STAFF fun ferreter, made the Rec Hall N. O
rounds this week and came up with Sarasota as the winner Fr
in the funi derby for GIs. He has stacked up a convincing / -t-% Offers Free Furn
pile of evidence, illustrated by the pictures on these pages.
One word of caution has the learned Dooblatz: "Lay off
the week-end bus."
IN TAMPA -
ag -- ---------"
HERE'S THE REASON: Sarasota hospitality. The whole
town is "all out" for Uncle Sam's boys and you'll find
everyone (including scads of young pretties) anxious to
show you the highlights of Sarasota. Here are some of
ARMY AND NAVY-club, Sarasota's Madison Square
Garden, offers service men 144 different indoor.games,
writing rooms, comfortable lounge, dancing every night
on one of Florida's largest floors,-with refreshments and
junior hostesses on hand. Another Service Mens' club
on the municipal pier offers additional entertainment.
RINGLING ART MUSEUM, offers a $40,000,000 collec-
tion of original works of art in surroundings of breath-
taking splendor. Admission free to you from nine in the
morning 'til four in the afternoon. Reach by bus from
"Five Points," Sarasota's hub.
SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION
August 20-August 26, 1943
Information for Service Men and Women at Defense Recreation
office, 312 Madison street; Tourist Information Center, 429 West
Lafayette street; USO clubs and USO traveler's aid, 502 Florida
avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station.-
Shaving, shower and shoe shine equipment at USO, 607 Twiggs
street; USO, 506 Madison street; USO, 214 North boulevard, and
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service
men and women, and families at 607 Twiggs street, USO.
Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men or
women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal-at
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694.
Make reservations by noon.
Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service
Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 p.m. and
7 p.m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross
at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Also shopping guide service and package
wrapping at all USO clubs and Christian Service center.
Friday, Aug. 20-
10:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Music and sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Dance on the patio-orchestra, 506 Madison street.
8:30 p.m.-Weekly musical, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Voice recordings, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Bingo-Prize every game, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Aug. 21-
8:30 p.m.-Games at 506 Madison street.
8:30 p.m.-Dance with orchestra, 214 North Boulevard.
Sunday, Aug. 22-
9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street.
1:00 p.m.-Swimming party and picnic. Bring your suit and
meet at 506 Madison street.
3:00 p.m.-Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs street.
4:30 p.m.-Music study and social hour, 607 Twiggs street.
6:30 p.m.-Vespers services. Fellowship hour, 214 N., Boulevard.
6:30 p.m.-Vespers, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Round table discussion conducted by AAUW, 607
8:30 .p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Dance on patio. Orchestra, 506 Madison street.
Monday, Aug. 23-
7:00 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Ping pong tournament, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Organized card games, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Voice recording on phonograph disks, 214 North
8:30 p.m.-Bingo party, 506 Madison street.
Tuesday, Adg. 24-
8:00 p.m.-Sewing class, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Music appreciation, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Community sing, 506 Madison street.
8:30 p.m.-Sketching instruction, 214 North, Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Dance at Municipal auditorium.
9:00 p.m.-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard.
Wednesday, Aug. 25-
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Dance instruction with instructors from Arthur Mur-
ray, 607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m.-Volleyball and games, 506 Madison street.
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Camera club. 214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Dancing at 607 Twiggs street.
Thursday, Aug. 26-
8:00 p.m.-Spanish class, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Parish night at 506 Madison street.
8:30 p.m.-Dance on patio, 214 North Boulevard.
ACTIVITIES CLEARED THROUGH THE DEFENSE RECREATION
Friday, Aug. 20-
8:00 p.m.-Party at Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler
8:00 p.m.-Dance at Drew Service club.
8:00 p.m.-Bingo party and refreshments at Navy Mothers' club,
305% Water street.
Saturday, Aug. 21-
7:00-11:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida avenue and Madi-
Sunday, Aug. 22-
2:00 p.m.-Inter-Social club games at Cuscaden park, Fifteenth
street and Columbus drive, free to service men.
3:00 p.m.-Ping pong tournament at Christian Service center,
Tampa and Tyler streets.
5:00 p.m.-Social get-together at Navy Mothers' club, 305%A
.5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments at First Methodist church,
Florida and Tyler streets.
6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers at Christian Service center. and
broadcast over WTSP.
6:30 p.m.-Young people's forum at First Presbyterian Service
center, Polk and Marion streets.
8:00 p.m.-Fellowship hour. and refreshments at Hyde Park
Methodist church, Platt and Cedar streets, and also at
Riverside Baptist church, Tampa and Keys streets.
(Continued on Page 16)
Restless? Looking for sme-
thing to do this evening-but the
old billfold- looks pretty slerider?
Soldiers, there's a swell prdoram
at Recreation building, NuTnber
One tonight, and every other
night in the week. And it won't
cost you a penny.
There's plenty of talent right
here on Drew to entertain you.
Many well-known past-profes-
sionals, now wearing khaki, are
only too glad to provide you with
a laugh or a thrill during your
leisure time. (,;
Performers from hi pa and-
the surrounding to% ns will be
there to aid in the fun.: too.
You've no doubt heard your
bilddies rave over such talented
senoritas as the infectious
Mercedes Ybor, or the graceful
Dorothy Gonzales. Come and
see them for yourself!.
Your Special Service staff.
which supervises these and many
other daily entertainment fea-
tures, invites you andr your .date
over to join the crowd at Rec
Hall Number One. You'll see a
good show; you'll have a grand
time; and your wages till will be
intact when you get back to your
Visit Your PX! ;
*Main Bev. and
Clothing ...... 2nd & Ave. F
Main Mdse. and Spec.
Order Dept. .....2nd & Ave. F
*N-? 1 .......... 8th & Ave. A
*No. 2 ....... Area F on Ave. J
No. 3 ............ 8th & Ave. H
No. 4 .......... E-lst & Ave. L
No. 5 ........... Camp DeSoto
No. 6 ............. Plant Field
No. 8 ............ 4th & Ae. L
*No. 9......... Hosp. Area-B-10
*No. 10 ........... 1st & Ave. J
*No. 11 .......... 2nd & Ave. M
No. 12 ............ Flight Line
No. 15 ............. WAC .Area
3rd F. C. ...... ... 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta....Ave. J al E. Fence
*-Branches with Soda Fountains
or Beer Gardens
Monday through Saturday, 7-05
a.m., WFLA-Drew Field Re-
Monday, 8:30 p.m., WDAE-
The Right Answer or Else.
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., WFLA-
Thursday, 8:30 p.m.-WDAE-
69th Air Force Band.
Thursday 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.-
WDAE Music, Mlrth, and
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. WSUN-
Enough and On Time.
Saturday, 8:00 p.m. WFLA--
Drew Field Star Parade.
PX Beer Supply
The immediate outlook Ifor
an adequate supply of bottled
beer is encouraging -ording(.
to Captain D. S. E Uassist
ant PX officer.
Moreover, a supply of draft
beer is expected, the capltin
said. Drew Field has been able
to stretch its stock of beer by
reducing the number of dis-
pensing hours from fouKl to
@ Answers t;',
1. Humdrum: a bore: a dull fel-
low. Humbug: a trickish fellow;
one who deceives or misleads; a
2. A porcupine.
3. No-a billet doux is a- love
4. Nearest: brisket; next: flank
steak; last: round steak.
5. More likely that two short
parents will have a tall child.
7. Five. -
8. A nickel has no nickel .m it.
9. Freedom of Speech and Fiee-
dom from Want.
10. Climate refers to the aver-.
age weather throughout the years.
Weather refers to the condition of
the atmosphere at any time.-
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
Bet-Local Schedule Looks Good
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS NOS. 1 and 4
Friday 20 and Saturday 21-"Behind the Rising Sun,"
Margo, Robert Ryan, J. Carrol Naish; "Community Sing No. 1,"
"On A Wing and a Prayer," RKO Pathe News No. 102.
Sunday 22-"Pittsburgh,' Marlene Dietrich, Randolph
Scott; "Dog Sense," Sports Review, "Camouflage," Terrytoon.
Monday 23-"Silver Spurs," Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette;
"That Natzy Nuisance," Bobby Watson, Joe Devlin.
Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25-"Heaven Can Wait," Don
Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn; RKO Pathe News
Thursday 26-"Submarine Base," John Litel, Fifi D'Orsay;
"Three Little Twirps," Three Stooges; "Western Cowgirl"; Per-
son-Oddities; "The Truck That Flew," Madcap Models.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Friday 20-"Spotlight Scandals," Billie Gilbert, Frank Fay,
Bonnie Baker; "Journey to Yesterday," MGM Miniature; "Rac-
ing Royalty," Sportscope; "Super Mouse Rides Again," Terry-
Saturday 21-"Pittsburgh," Marlene Dietrich, Randolph
Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn, RKO Pathe News
Saturday 22 and Monday 23-"Heaven Can Wait," Don
Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn, RKO Pathe News No.
Tuesday 24-"Silver Spurs," Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette;
"That Natzy Nuisance," Bobby Watson, Joe Devlin.
Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26-"This Is the Army," All
Star Cast; RKO Pathe News No. 104.
Friday 27-"Submarine Base," John Litel, Fifi D'Orsay;
"Three Little Twirps," Three Stooges; "Western Cowgirl,"
Person-Oddities; "The Truck That Flew," Madcap Models.
SPOOL AT SARASOTA-LIDO lures service men from all over Florida. One of the
world's finest beaches at the same spot and lots going on in the entertainment line.
Top attraction on this trip. A 10-minute bus ride from "Five Points."
RECREATION BUILDING NO. 1
Friday, Aug. 20, 8:15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents.
Saturday, Aug. 21, 8:15-p.m.-USO Musical Review.
Sunday, Aug. 22, 8:15 p.m-A. W. Melody Hour.
Monday, Aug. 23, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m.,
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 8:15 p.m.-Marion Lohrig Presents.
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 8:00 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 8:30 p.m.-Music, Mirth, and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB
Friday, Aug. 20, 8:00 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday Aug. 21, 8:15 p.m.-Band Concert.
Monday, Aug. 23, 8:00 p.m.-Dance.
Tuesday, Aug. 24, .8:00 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music.
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 8:00 p.m.-Dance (Girls from St.
Thursday, Aug. 26, 8:00 p.m.-Open.
St. Petersburg Calendar
Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at
Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and Second avenue north.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north. Open daily from 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies
every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse,
suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance
PiER CENTER, municipal pier. Informal dancing every night.
Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction
Monday and Thursday.
Friday, Aug. 20:
8:00 p.m. Jitterbug and waltz contest. Prizes. PIER CENTER.
Saturday, Aug. 21:
8:00 p.m. DANCE AT PIER.
Sunday, Aug. 22:
3:00 p.m. Becky Cox will draw your portrait. HOME CENTER.
5:00 p.m.. Canteen supper. Home cooked food. HOME CENTER.
7:00 p.m. Informal party, sing. Refreshments. PIER CENTER:
Monday, Aug. 23:
7:30 p.m. Square dancing. Hill-billy music. PIER CENTER.
Tuesday, Aug. 24:
7:30 p.m. Becky Cox will draw your portrait. HOME CENTER.
7:30 p.m. Bridge. Prizes. PIER CENTER.
Wednesday, Aug. 25:
7:30 p.m. Special dance at pier with ORCHESTRA.
At both centers every night Bomb-A-Dears, St. Petersburg's
junior hostesses are on hand to help you have a good time.
DON'T OVERLOOK Shuf-
fleboard, tennis, badmin-
ton and a score of other
outdoor games available to
service men in Sarasota.
Check through. Mrs. John-
ston at the Army and Navy
Bi ^'^^ *7," ,. ,.":g. ,
FISH FROM CAUSEWAY railings and "get 'em." The
cordiality of easy going Sarasotans will amaze you.
They'll tell you to take it easy on the sun, as violet ray
strength of old sol's rays is maximum here.
GOLF AT ITS BEST at the Bobby Jones course; the fair-
ways will remind you of your home layout. There's a
waiting station for rides to Bobby Jones course across
from the courthouse on Washington boulevard. Never
have this timid warrior
treed. You won't let this
worry you says Dooblatz,
knowing Drew field sol-
BREW FIELD ECHOES. FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
rAUtL I at
S niD for Your
$ULU I I. CONVENIENCE ...
Listed below is the civilian bus schedule as operated by the Air Base Bus Lines of Tampa,
leaving Tampa and arriving at the East Gate. This schedule will be very valuable to you if
it is preserved.
Cut This Schedule Out and Paste It on Cardboard.
It Will Not Appear Again !
Leave Tampa Arrive East Gate
5:10 A.M. 5:30 A.M.
5:20 A.M. 5:40 A.M.
5:30 A.M. 5:50 A.M.
5:40 A.M. 6:00 A.M.
5:50 A.M. .. 6:10 A.M.
6:00 A.M. 6:20 A.M.
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ALL BUSSES WILL LEAVE EAST GATE
Leave Tampa Arrive East Gate
3:45 p. 4:05 P.M.
4:00 P.M. 4:20 P.M.
4:15 P.M. 4:35 P.M.
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r5:50 P.M. 6:10 P.M.
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9:00 EP.M. 9:20 P.M.
9:15 P.M. 9:35 P.M.
9:30 P.M. 9:50 P.M.
9:40 P.M. 10:00 P.M.
9:50 P.M. 10:10 P.M.
10:00 P.M. 10:20 P.M.
10:10 P.M. 10:30 P.M.
10:20 P.M. 10:40 P.M.
10:30 P.M. 10:50 P.M.
O 10:40 P.M. 11:00 P.M.
10:50 P. M. 11:05 P.M.
11:00 P.M. 11:20 P.M.
11:10 1P.. 11:30 P.M.
11:20 P.M. 11:40 P.M.
11:30 P.M. 11:50 P.M.
11:40 P.M. 12:00 P.M.
11:50 P.M. 12:05 A.M.
12:00 Midnight 12:20 A.M.
12:10 A.M. 12:30 A.M.
12:20 A.M. 12:40 A.M.
12:30 A.M. .12:50 A.M.
12:35 A.M. 12:55 A.M.
FOR TAMPA IMMEDIATELY AFTER LOADING
From Hillsborough and Nebraska to 1st and 0:
Civilian Bus Schedule as operated by Air Base Bus Lines of Tampa, Florida, listed below
arriving 1st Street and O Avenue from Hills borough Avenue and Nebraska Avenue.
Leave Hillsborough Arrive 1st Street Leave 1st Street Arrive Hillsborough
and Nebraska and O Avenue and O Avenue and Nebraska
: 5:00 P.M. 5:20 P.M.
6:00 A.M. 6:20 A.M. 5:20 P.M. 5:40 P.M.
6:20 A.M. 6:40 A.M. 5:40 P.M. 6:00 P.M.
6:40 A.M. 7:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M. 6:20 P.M.
7:00 A.M. 7:20 A.M. 6:20 P.M. 6:40 P.M.
7:20 A.M. 7:40 A.M. 6:40 P.M. 7:00 P.M.
7:40 A.M. 8:00 A.M.- 7:00 P.M. 7:20 P.M.
7:20 P.M. 7:40 P.M.
The fare on the Civilian Bus from Hillsborough and Nebraska Avenues to 1st Street and
O Avenue is five (5c) cents.
The schedule of the Intra-Base Bus System, Drew Field, is co-ordinated with the schedule
of the civilian busses.
*WAC BUS SCHEDULE
Starting from East Gate, west on B Leave WAC Area, north on Memorial
-Avenue to 10th Street. North on 10th Highway to J Avenue. East on J Avenue
Street to N Avenue, Southwest on N to N Avenue, northeast on N Avenue to
Avenue to J Avenue (405th Bomb Group). 10th Street: South on 10th Street to B
West on J Avenue to Memorial Highway, Avenue. East on B Avenue to 2nd Street.
south on Memorial' Highway to WAC North on 2nd Street to F Avenue. East
Area. on F Avenue to East Gate.
1. Hospital Entrance and B Avenue
2. B Avenue and 1st Street
3. B Avenue and 2nd Street
4. B Avenue and 6th Street
5. B Avenue and 8th Street.
6. B Avenue and 10th Street
7. 10th Street and F Avenue
8. 10th Street and Air Street
9. 10th Street and J Avenue
10. 10th Street and L Avenue
11. 10th Street and N Avenue'
12. 405th Bomb Group
13. WAC yea
Leave East Gate Leave WAC Area
5:30 A.M. 6:00 A.M.
6:30 A:M. 7:00 A.M.
7:30 A.M. 8:00 A.M.
8:30 A.M. 9:00 A.M.
9:30 A.M. 10:00 A.M.
10:30 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
11:30 A.M. 12:00 Noon
12:30 P.M. 1:00 P.M.
1:30 P.M. 2:00 P.M.
2:30 P.M. 3:00 P.M.
East-Gate Bus Schedule
Starting point is East Gate. West on B
Avenue to 10th Street. North on 10th
Street to J Avenue. Circle cafeteria.
East on J Avenue to Second Street. South
on Second Street to F Avenue. East on
F Avenue to East Second Street. South
on East Second Street to East Gate.
1. B Avenue and Hospital Entrance
2. B Avenue and First Street
3. 'B Avenue and Second Street
4. B Avenue and Fourth Street
5. B Avenue and Sixth Street
6. B Avenue and Eighth Street
7. Tenth Street and B Avenue
8. Tenth Street and F Avenue
9. Tenth Street and Air Street
10. Tenth Street and J Avenue (Civilian
11. J Avenue and Fifth Street
12.. Second Street and J Avenue
13. F Avenue and Second Street
14. F Avenue and First Street
15. F Avenue and Tampa Bay Blvd.
East Gate busses run every eight min-
utes from 0530 to 2400.
1. WAC Area
2. 405th Bonb Group
3. 10th Street and L Avenue
4. 10th, Street and J Avenue
5. 10th Street and F Avenue
6. 10th Street and B Avenue
7. Base Hq. and B Avenue (4th Street)
8. B Avenue and 2nd Street
9. 2nd Street and F Avenue
10. F Avenue and 1st Street
1. F Avenue and Tampa Bay Blvd.
12. East Gate
Leave East Gate Leave WAC Area
3:30 P.M. 4:00 P.M.
4:30 P.M. 5:00 P.M.
5:30 P.M. 6:00 P.M.
6:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M. 8:00 P.M.
8:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M.
9:30 P.I. 10:00 P.M.
10:30 P.M. 11:00 P.M.
11:30 P.M. 12:00 Midnight
12:30 A.M. 1:00 A.M.
North Gate Bus Schedule
Starting point is East Gate. West on B Ave-
nue to Second Street. North on Second Street
to K Avenue. East on K Avenue to East First
Street. North on East First Street to 0 Avenue.
West on O Avenue to First Street. South on
First Street to N Avenue. West on N venue
to Fifth Street. South on Fifth Street to J
Avenue. East on J Avenue to Second Street.
.South on Second Street to F Avenue. East on
F Avenue to East Second Street. South on East
Second Street to East Gate.
1. B Avenue and Hospital Entrance
2. B Avenue and First Street
3. Second Street and B Avenue
4. Second Street and F Avenue
5. Second Street and J Avenue
6. K Avenue and Second Street
7. East First Street and K Avenue
S. PX No. 4 (Between L Avenue and M Avenue
1 on East First Street)
9. Est First Street and N Avenue
10. First Street and 0 Avenue
11. First Street and N Avenue
12. N Avenue and Second Street
13. N Avenue and Fifth Street
14. Fifth Street and L Avenue
15. Fifth Street and J,Avenue
16. Second Street and J Avenue
17. F Avenue and Second Street
18. F Avenue and First Street
19. F Avenue and Tampa Bay Blvd.
North Gate busses run every 12 minutes from
0530 to 2400.
L ~IL 1 -9~U
CO of 570th Hdqtrs. and
Plotting Co., Bridegroom;
Swell Party Thrown by Unit
By J. O. K.
August 12 was a fateful day in the annals of Head-
quarters and Plotting Company of the 570. For weeks
the Commanding Officer has been humming and singing
"Never was a gal I could love like I love my Josephine." To-
day that statement has been proven. Lieutenant Baidwin has
went and done it. Yup, he's married Josephine. Lieuten-
ant, we want you to know that every member of this outfit
joins in wishing you both the utmost happiness and marital
First Sergeant Russo informs I a
me that First Sergeant Crosseti W ing Offi
related to him by Sgt. Paddy
Flynn but of the Drew Field
vintage. Let's hope the Sarge \W i P m in
takes it some easy now, as he's 1 n ro t
been working plenty hard.
Party Is Success James Hunter Martin Jr., 22nd
One of the hardest jobs of all Bombardment Training wing, has
is to make a party a success and
our company party given at Rec- just been elevated to a captaincy.
reaction Hall No. 2 was just that. The 24-year-old officer heads the
The PX girls as well as the 30 communications section of the
WACs. that attended this dance uniwhich controls several bo-
turned out to be exceptionally
charming. Mess Sergeant Syl- bardment groups.
vestri did an excellent job as After serving his cadet ap-
chairman of the refreshment prenticeship at Scott Field, Ill.,
committee. First Sergeant Russo he received his commission July
and Sgts. Paddy Flynn and
Dwyer did g r a n d jobs as 11, 1942. His first assignment was
purchasing agents for the party, with- the 304th Bombardment
Thanks are also in order to Cor- Squadron at Hunter field, Ga.,
porals Pequet and Harrison for and he moved up to a first lieu-
helping to put the shindig over.
Yes, and I helped too, as did tenancy Dec. 23, 1942. At that
every member of the organization, time he was connected with the
Observations At the Brawl: 84th Bombardment group.
T/5 Rountree and a swellegant Prior to enlistment, Capt. Mar-
blonde WAC staff sergeant hit- tin was a textile engineer fore-
ting it off pretty well together. man for the Dixie Mercerizing
Sgts. Snuffy Smith Hails, company of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Russo and Flynn beaming with le graduated from Chattanooga
parental pride at the success of high school in 1937 and from
the party. Alabama Polytechnic Institute,
Betty Miller from PX No. 11 popularly known as Auburn, in
trying very hard to dance but 1941. His fraternity is Kappa
finding herself able to take Alpha. Among his activities was
only four steps at a time before membership in the honorary tex-
next cut. tile society and freshman class
Lieutenant Porter (WAC) officer.
enjoying the dancing of Lieute- His father, the late James
nants Anderson and Andrusek. Hunter Martin Sr., was an in-
FSe at Sergeant Crossettiand fantry officer in the first World
Sergeant Kaye and Corporal War.
Pequet all adopting the same
PX girl. It might be added too The day after graduating from
that there was no jealousy in- cadet training, Capt. Martin mar-
volved .. (this time.) ried the former Miss Eleanor
Understand that Smitty. our Kruesi of Chattanooga. They
excellent CQ is soon to be out now reside in Clearwater.
of this Army. Don't quite
know whether to offer him
congratulations or condolences. Classes For
Sergeant Porter making vio- l S S r
lent love to the refreshments.
Congratulations too are in or- Med Dept. Men
der to Sergeant Long for his ex-
cellent job of transporting the
pulchritude to and from the Officers and enlisted men in
party. Thariks too are in order the dispensary were sorry to hear
to Sergeants Morris, Kieffiber, that Captain Wiener, 626th sur-
Coons and Graves. geon, has been transferred. With
Private Agostino stole the show our best Looeezeana drawl we
in an imitation of Benito Musso- say "GOOD LUCK, SUH."
lini he also did an imita- That man with the stripes was
tion of a singer. around again, and those who were
rewarded have been passing out
You Make Army Life cigars like a proud -appy. Peter
S J. Flynn, that genial host at the
Sound Just Too, Too, PX, was promoted to Pfc., Henry
Schuster, (known to the WACs as
Sergeant Cold Deck "Oh, Curly!") is now a Corp.,
By T/4 HARRY J. JOHNSON Steve Motsko, who while ,at
503rd Signal AW Regiment school was voted most likely to
In the absence of our news succeed, up to Sergeant.
hawk, Sgt. Alfred Feld, T/4 Cold With the arrival of twenty
Deck Johnson will endeavor to new Medical Department men,
keep up the column for the 503rd S/Sgt. Fream has hardly had
Signal AW regiment. time .o pin his Marksman
Last week, if you will recall, medal on. The new men are
you were introduced to the men now attending classes. They
in Personnel. This week we will are: Corp. Henry F. Thrasher;
take you on a sightseeing tour of Private first class Harold D.
our area, where the characters of Johnson, Alvin Warren, Joseph
Personnel spend their leisure D. Dufrane, France W. Collings,
time sleeping and swapping Albert B. Hudak, John P. Nel-
yarns. son, Vernon J. Schwering,
To begin with, let us visit regi- Floyd E. Warren, Ernest J.
mental headquarters. It is a new Case, James W. Darsey, Joseph
stone building; it has two offices, F. Magarielle, Michael Pysh,
three latrines, and a cement floor. Edward J. Santos; Privates
It is very airy and comfortable, Hawley Martin, George H.
and all the personnel say it is Bartholomew, William C.
very pleasant to work in such a Mackie John T. Beley, Bernard
nice building. Would you like a A. Oser, Richard K. Ober-
nice cold soda? Well then, let us holtzer, Moe Miller, and Dol-
step over to the PX to the right ton R. Colwell.
of headquarters. Did you enjoy Captain Wood, surgeon of the
e are now ready to steover 624th, is back after a week's visit
e are now rey to sep oer to the Oxygen School at MacDill.
to the new stone barracks of Let's hope that he brought back
Headquarters and Headquarters some nice cool oxygen to turn
company. There you will find a loose in the barracl s!
nice cool, green barracks. The
homelike atmosphere here takes Chaplain Landolt's tent, situated
you back to the days before your on our one and only thorough-
induction. You. can close your fare, is/open house to all. He
eyes and picture yourself at home wants to know all the men in his
with mother, a dust rag tied unit, and is making a good start.
around her head, cleaning the Remember Sunday is still Sun-
house for over the week-end, day in "Hook's Corner"!
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 PAGE ELEVEN
Drew Field WACs not only are learning how to hold
their men, but also how to toss them for a big loss.
The female GI's are taking to Judo, and as the pictures
show, they're quite good at it. Every Thursday night the
WACs repair to their gymnasium to go through the vari-
ous holds, tosses, and flips-and no holds are barred.
The man who is teaching the WACs to toss other men
around is Sgt. Walter Glickman, a New Yorker and an old
hand at Judo. Assisted by Corp. Vergil Smart, of Memphis,
Glickman illustrates the various holds and ways of flooring
an opponent, then tells the WACs to go to it.
Screams, Giggles and Grunts
Eagerly, the girls pair off, and with a mixture of
screams, giggles and grunts, they flip each other onto the
mattress-covered floor. When they become adept at throw-
ing their sisters around, the WACs turn on their instructors.
After bouncing off the floor several times, Glickman
and Smart realize the WACs are good pupils.
"They are learning fast," Glickman said. "I always
contended that women can fight, and these WACs are prov-
ing my point. They're good at Judo."
Glickman, who was a vaudeville trouper in civil life,
believes that every soldier should be familiar with Judo.
WAC Officers Like Judo
"The average American soldier fights too clean," he
said. "It is important for him to use tactics so often
employed by the enemy."
Judging by the interest shown by the WACs in their
Judo instruction, they agree with Glickman. And pitch-
ing right in there with the rest of the girls are Lt. Doris E.
Ward, commanding officer of the 756th Post Headquarters
company, and Lt. Dorothy A. Porter, mess and recreation
Corp. Estela Salisbury, of taile
Pullman, Wash., an advanced HerE
Judo student, has this to say nent
of Glickman's f lips and .
tosses: "The serious side of it
isn't what appeals to us so
much as the pure fun of it.
No jitterbug variation this. Corp. Vergil Smart, a Judo instructor, has been de-
d to teach the WACs. Buddies said this was one detail that caused no griping.
e 'he. is showing Corp. Estela Salisbury a fundamental in how to grasp an oppo-
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'It's Wonderful Thrill'
"It's a wonderful thrill
that a girl can get in sailing
through the air or causing,
somebody else to sail through
the air, with the greatest of
ease, as the song goes. The
Drew WACs are learning to
The corporal, a school
teacher in Idaho before en-
tering the WACs, studied at
the University of Idaho. She
received her basic training at
"Fort Des Moines, and also
studied at the administration
school there. She is now a
clerk in Base Personnel
Another advanced student,
Pvt. Margaret Smalley, of
Cheyenne, Wyo., a dental
assistant at the dental clinic,
commented: "I think Judo's
swell. It's very educational
and very interesting. Apart
from its possible usefulness,
it's a lot of fun."
=RnIIs s issss9sse is8 ~ B -P
Corporal Salisbury has been through the various
holds and tosses and now feels she's ready to go on her
own. She chooses Pvt. Margaret Smalley as her victim.
Note the corporal's kick.
Private Smalley turns out to be good pupil! She
learns quickly and now is about to shoot the Judo to
R L ..
Havingdone away with one teacher, Judo-ist Smalley tackles the
Head instructor, Sgt. Walter Glickman, breaks his grip and is about
to flip him over her shoulder.
The WAC private sends the regular GI sergeant spinning. Tsk-
tsk, Glickman, what would the characters back on Broadway say if
they -saw this?
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
Financial Fellers Break
Into Print; the Lowdown
From Base Finance Det.
By CORP. ALFRED J. HEBERT
Physical training has hit the Finance detachment in a
big way. Not satisfied with afternoon recreation in the
form of softball, volleyball and calisthenics several of the
fellows have taken to early morning activity, 6:00 a.m. to
be exact, which includes distance running, chinning, push
ups and varied exercises. Instigator of this great physical
exhibition is Sergeant Bentley, all-around athlete. Rough-
est event of the week was a three-man affair. In the
middle of an interesting and fast game of volleyball T/Sgt.
Ray Popp, enlisted pay head man, was furiously attacked
by none other than that former Big-Ten wrestler, T/Sgt.
Spencer E. Dimond, and that Georgia tough guy, T/Sgt.
Reuben W. Hawes. Needless to say, it was a strictly rugged
Enjoying furloughs at the R. Snipe Snoops
moment are S/Sgt. Jack Gladney,
Sgt. Charles Bernstein, and For Gas Boys in
S/Sgt. Eugene Knowles. The
services of these men will be 811 Chemical Co.
greatly missed during their ab-
sence, but we all know that they By RUPE SNIPE
are all deserving of the little va- Now that we are really at Drew
cation. Returning from furlough for a longer stay than we expect-
is Sgt. Irvin Peckett, who still ed, we think it proper to let the
raves on about Rochester, N. Y. outlying parts of the field in on
Returning, too, from that city is the doing and happenings of this
Sgt. Robert Puffer, as much in somewhat "gas-happy" contingent
love as usual and with everyone of men. There was a time in our
expecting an official statement on long history when it was impos-
his affair shortly. Sgt. Garner sible to distinguish the attached
F. Smith is more definite about from the assigned personnel, and
his wedding plans, an early Sep- now that we know who is as-
Romeos of the barracks in-
clude Corp. Gaspar Arbisi, Sgt.
Joe Falconer, and Sgt. John My-
kytiuk. These gentlemen place
a heavy concentration on the
fairer sex and with any one of
them in the field, all other fellow
soldiers had better check out. A
definite charm man is Pvt. Willis
B. Sloan, North Carolina's contri-
bution to the detachment. Al-
ways a smile and a kind word for
Most traveled man in the bar-
racks is Corp. Ralph Boland; since
his marriage a short time ago he
has the unchallenged record of
visiting Lakeland. Congraulations
are in line to the following men
and new promotions: S/Sgt. Hugh
Ault, Sgt. Robert Ault, Sgt. Irvin
Peckett, Corp. Elwyn Coates,
Corp. Reuben E. Landers.
A note of regret to M/Sgt. Wel-
don Devoe and S/Sgt. Henry
Hevia, indisposed at the present
time at the station hospital with
minor ailments. Ailments of
varied description are distributed
throughout the men, resulting
from the keen competition in
last week's physical training
schedule. It has been suggested
that Sgt. Joe Bock and Corp. Gas-
par Arbisi take their exercise
with the WAACs; the present
activity proved to be just a little
Busy section of the week is
the Administrative. While W/O
Joseph Baamonde is enjoying a
leave, and M/S Weldon Devoe is
resting in the hospital, M/Sgt.
Alfred O. Meyer is exercising
his executive abilities to the ut-
The Casual Pay Section has hit
new highs in paying off dis-
charges. With the release of men
over 38 for wartime positions the
section has a considerable amount
of work at the present time,
averaging 50 final statements per
Congratulations to First Lt. and
Mrs. M. A. Maguire on their sec-
ond anniversary. Birthday tidings
were extended Thursday to Corp.
Earle Burson for that day "he
was a man!" Latest heart throb
of Sgt. Joe Falconer, man of hid-
den charms, is a new acquaint-
ance down Palm River way. It
must be serious, he even talks
about her in his sleep!
Drummer man and jitterbug of
the detachment is Pvt. Denault,
always trembling when the solid
jive comes his way. Waltzer de
luxe is Corp. William Rhodes, tall,
dark, Louisiana lad with a pleas-
ing line. Additional women kill-
ers: Corp. John L. Bluck, Sgt.
Dan Kelty and Sgt. Robert Ault.
New developments are in the
wind down Finance Detachment
way, next week's issue will elab-
-Corp. Alfred J. Hebert.
signed we can speak more free-
ly. Since Gas is our business there
is only one thing left for us to
do and that is give out with some,
so with no more chatter, patter
or stuff here goes:
PRIVATES PUNISH NON-COMS
The news of the week centers
around a certain softball game in
which the Privates contaminated
and then decontaminated the
Non-coms by a score of 17 to 3.
Pvt. Sterlino's speed ball held the
non-coms at bay all afternoon-
and after the game they could be
seen making their way down to
the bay to drown their sorrows.
The non-coms could be seen run-
ning to and fro, but never in the
direction of the ball (note: Sgt.
Deimel) Sgt. Chapman, catcher
for the ill-fated team was becom-
ing a bit groggy from the passing
review at home plate, and among
his other duties he was designated
traffic cop at the plate. Needless
to say, the non-coms tried to tag
every one they saw including the
umpire, but to no avail. The game
ended with everyone but the priv-
ates talking to themselves.
Seen at the Bulletin Board-
At the Orderly Room for sick
The constant vigil T/5 (Mail
Clerk) Fessel keeps on his jeep
doesn't seem to d6 any good-for
he can always be heard exclaim-
ing "now where did I put that
Will someone give Corp.
"Sleepy" Trouven the remedy for
staying awake? He stores up,
more sleep in one day than
Mose Funk does in a week. 1st
Sgt. Costello was heard the
other day telling the men to
make their bunks up right "and
they won't get caught short"-
could he nave meant short
GI Coat Gives Up
manager found a GI coat left in
the auditorium. Seeking identi-
fication he found these items in
the pockets: An empty money
belt, six cigarettes, four sticks of
gum, two handkerchiefs, a pair of
socks, a bladeless safety razor,
three broken pencils, a deck of
cards, a fountain pen, 10 marbles,
a piece of chocolate, a spool of
thread-and 31c cold cash.
U. S. Soldier Meets
Granddad in Sicily
SICILY (CNS) Pvt. Tony
Calato of San Francisco was
sleeping in the brick courtyard of
a police station in Palermo when
a guard woke him up. "There's
an old Sicilian outside," said the
guard. "He wants to see you."
Tony went outside and started to
hug the old man he found wait-
ing there. It was his grandfather.
Slow Starter, But
Co. D Got There
Just the Same
By SGT. K. L. BRUMLEY
Co. D 563rd SAW Bn.
Last Wednesday evening Co. D
entertained its members with a
beer party. The party, like all
parties, started off rather quiet.
The reason being, everyone was
tired from the day's toil and the
uplifting spirits had not as yet
had their well known effect. Too,
everyone was doing more eating
than drinking. And tell me, who
ever heard of anyone feeling as
though he were flying, after in-
dulging only in potato chips,
sandwiches of all kinds, and
But then it came. A few of the
fellows began to feel as though
they had just "seen the light."
This naturally attracted more
fellows. With a, large crowd, and
many more beers being consumed,
Ye Old Tavern (alias Day Room)
began to jump. The beer itself
was soon a thing of the past. All
that was remaining was the de-
Regardless of any small mal-
adjustment such as a slight head-
ache, a good time was had by all.
Second Lieutenant Furman of D
company went deep sea fishing
off Clearwater beach in the Gulf
of Mexico. One hundred pounds
of edible fisl. were caught. Ac-
companying the lieutenant were,
1st Sgt. Coppel, T/4 Brumley and
S/Sgt. Faulkner. They all en-
joyed the fish and definitely show
the effects of being exposed to
the hot rays of the .Florida sun-
Flash! Company D of the 563rd
SAW Bn., stood an informal in-
spection of its barracks and area
by Capt. Detman, the command-
ing officer of the battalion. Much
praise shall go to Lt. Orf, com-
manding officer of company D
and all enlisted men for doing
the usually good job of always
being on the beamwhen an order
is given. Capt. Dbtman awarded
6 three-day passes for the neatest
area and barracks that he had
ever seen in the battalion.
Given Riflemen of
624 Bomb Squad
Everything in the area was
peaceful and serene last Monday
night. Soldiers were walking
to and fro, perfectly happy and
contented with the whole world.
Then it happened. Sergeant
Harper and his helper, Private
Christen, rigged up like men
from Mars, invaded the area. In
a few moments they had every-
one in tears. They sprayed and,
sprayed tear gas with fiendish
delight. They were especially
happy when they came across
someone without a mask. We
imagine that on next Monday
night the fellows will be a bit
We were presented wtih rifle
qualification. badges last week.
The majority of the personnel
of the squadron received chest
decorations. Heading the list
with sharpshooter ratings, were
T/Sergeant Hite, the Lexing-
ton, S. C., kid and Sergeant
Ragsdale from Iowa.
If you run into Sergeant Gel-
band in the area and he fails to
return the greeting, don't hold it
against him. Our first sergeant is
in love. Miss Betty from New
York has captured his heart and
he loves it. We hear those wed-
ding bells ringing in the not
too distant future. Hurry up,
T. R. Smith has returned from
his invasion of Savannah. What
happened there, we cannot say,
but the "Old Master" from Ken-
tucky looks mighty happy.
Our congratulations to Lieu-
tenant Rice on his promotion to
first lieutenant. Our Communi-
cation "Boss" has really moved
up the ladder. He enlisted on
August 16, 1940 and was ap-
pointed warrant officer on May
15, 1942. He hails from New
Castle, Pa., and is one of the
most popular officers on the
In checking the records of 1
our new personnel, we find
that we have an expert rifle-
man amongst the lot. Corp.
Austin Crehan, with a 189 score
probably tops the entire group.
Some shooting, Corporal.
By CORP. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Keeping up with the Squadron
alumni: When our men left for
those DeRidder outfits several
months ago, they thought it was
Florida goodby! But fate thought
differently Joffrion and Mar-
tin. are now with the 53rd at Ft.
Myers Olivier and Ashe
joined the 97th Fighter Control
at Sarasota and "Frenchy"
Robert now belongs to the 312th
Hq. EM sort of trounced the
Hq. officers in baseball despite
Maj. Gordahn's valiant pitching
efforts-(Pete Washe said the
Major had poor fielding sup-
port). But the Hq. Officers'
volleyball team, sparked by the
brilliant playing W Col. Wil-
liams, bonged the QM Officers
and upheld the invincibility of
the Third FC.
Speaking about officers, con-
gratulations to our new Captains,
A. J. Wallace, the Sq. Surgeon;
N. A. Anderson, Asst. A-3; E. E.
Erickson, Asst. A-i, and E. T.
Clark, Asst. Signal Officer. Wel-
come to Lt. G. M. Collins, Asst.
Sq. Operations Officer, recently
returned from foreign service,
and now a member of the squad-
News from the Dispensary:
Henry Interdonati tried catching
a razor blade with his left wrist.
Result, three stitches needed.
Hollis Bunn hasn't been spend-
ing his free time in PX No. 1
since Verna H. left. But Al Bahan
does alright and nightly escorts
one of the PX cherubs to the
bus. Playing nursemaid to Col.
Fisackerly's two youngsters has
a tiring effect, doesn't it, Norm
Seen Campilii and his new
mustache? But that one of Lt.
Levy's rivals Col. Whisenand's
handlebar. Meanwhile, Major
Bratton relinquished his.
Walt Dorwart found the In-
spection Section bunch very co-
operative when it comes to
lunches. Not being around at
noontime one day, upon his re-
turn late that afternoon, he found
that Mardock, De Lorenzo and
Muir had divided his lunch
among themselves. Joe Driscoll
almost lost his lunch last Thurs-
day morning when the jeep, in
which he had temporarily placed
it, was driven off, lunch and all,
by Corp. Weiskittel. A minor
catastrophe was averted; Joe got
his lunch back all right.
We're waiting for those promo-
tion Cokes, SAHZENT Schmittke,
upon your elevation from T/4 to
More birthdays: "Horrible" Hor-
rigan added another one last
week; Pete Hartes put up
another year marked Aug. 17.
Seen at Clearwater recently:
Sammy Siskind and Aaron South-
ard, serenading a couple of Ten-
nessee vacationists; Tom Wil-
loughby and Al Sartain buzzing
the beach gals now that the dog-
gies are out of Clearwater.
"Killer Diller" Miller's one
hobby is collecting pictures of
every gal he knows. At the drop
of a cap he'll show you his five-
wallet collection of them. Won't
somebody get him an album or
something for his birthday?
Noise and bustle have no
place in an office, so Sammy
Duke makes all A-3ers keep
quiet when he gets those phone
Kallinish recently met Dottie
Moe, whose daily "Bugle Call"
program over WTSP at 0700 gets
the boys up. He reported her
plenty Okeh. (So's the pro-
"Blackie" Staiger's nig h tly
snoring and buzzing in B-1 are
causing the control tower no
end of worry. They claim it
sounds like a B-17 in the distance.
Latest to view Charlie Taylor's
tatoo was Bob Bergquist. Say,
Gillen, is it correct that you t
haven't been to Tampa since
January? .... Add Loyd Wright's
name to the "sweating shack-
men." He's awaiting youngster
9th FCC Boys
Play a Bit Rough,
Eh, Sgt. Mann?
Sig. Hq. & Hq. Co. 9th F.C.C.
By S/Sgt. Mike Dodd
There was action and excite-
ment galore on the trusty sail
boat, Tally Ho Sunday at St. Pet-
ersburg on the Gulf of Mexico.
Each Sunday, a group of 9th
Fighters, usually composed of ist
Sgt. Dick Brennan, M/Sgt. Adolf
Frank, T/Sgt. John Mann, S/Sgt.
Mike Dodd, Sgt. Valentino Inno-
centi, Corp. Joe Sofranko, Corp.
Herbert Ross, Pfc. Fenton Har-
bour, Pfc. Fred Snook, Pfc. Edgar
Steel, and others rent the graceful
Tally Ho and embark on the salty
blue Gulf for a pleasant cruise in
Several St. Pete beach cuties
were lured into last Sunday's
trip, and everything was going
along fine until Corp. Bill Mc-
Cann, posing in his trunks on
the rail, lost his balance and
toppled overboard. After los-
ing his balance, Bill must have
lost his head also, for although
he can swim, he began sinking
in the briny deep and calling
for help without so much as
putting up a struggle to save
himself. Corp. Barney Burger
and Corp. Ross dashed to his
rescue, and soon had the nearly
drowned corporal back in the
But this was only the begin-
ning. Next, the guys and gals
started throwing glasses of ice
water at each other, which doesn't
feel any too pleasant what with
the stiff Gulf breezes blowing on
you. Tossing glasses of water was
too tame, so they started hurling
big jugs of water. That was great
fun until a nifty blond spied
T/Sgt. Mann emerging from .the
boat's cabin and aimed a jug of
water at him and accidentally
threw not only the water, but the
jug with it. Crash! Splash! Bingo!
The jug hit the sergeant's foot,
ripping a long, ugly gash. He was
rushed to the hospital where five
stitches were taken.
Now, don't get us wrong. This
wasn't a brawl. All the people on
the boat were sober, and drew the
line at Cuba Colas. "I ought to
get a 20-day convalescence fur-
lough out of this," declared Sgt.
Mann, pointing at his bandaged
To Pin-Up Girls
The middle of the month al-
ways brings a lull. The boys stop
for a breath and start checking
the finances, an eye on the cal-
endar and a furrow on the fore-
head. Even Sgt. M. Harris is stay-
ing in this week, writing letters,
The communication sections
of the group had a merry festi-
val on the sands of Clearwater
this week-a reward for stellar
performance in the recent Wing
field problem. Communication
officers Orr, Chambers, Rice
and Tomasino sponsored the
idea, then graciously accepted
the duckings the lads gave
them. Incidentally, that's called
Staff Sgt. "Jackson" Carpen-
ter, our favorite truckmaster,
wears a haircut that's a honey;
every bit of one inch in depth-
For an example of nervous ener-
gy and effervescence, we refer
you to Staff Sgt. Patterson, al-
ways on the go, go, go. Seems
strange to see Sgt. "Fuzzy" Far-
ney, a quiet guy with a ready
smile, out on the line in fatigues.
Likes it fine, too. Sgt. Dan Hur-
ley still puts out with the blar-
ney. Makes you think of some
good old Irish stew.
Pfc. Orr, of the Cookery de-
partment, is always ready with a
second helping for his squadron
lads. Pvt. J. McArdle, crew
chief, who should come from the
Windy City but doesn't, gives lots
of long needles to the muchly-
maligned communications sec-
tion. Look out, Mac, or we'll run
your battery down! Master Sgt.
J. Hutchins spends lots of quiet
evenings at home. Sgt. Morrie
Hagen just likes those P-39s;
says the trim, sleek lines make
Betty Grable look like a B-17.
(Is that so?)
The physical fitness test was a
;orturing experience. Lots of
laughs, though, as some of our
muscle merchants and track stars
were put through their paces.
Three cheers for good old three-
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
Lack of Privates in 84th
B. G. Headquarters Forces
Non-Coms to Go to Work
Two Hq. Officers Become Fathers;
Lt. Strange Leaves for Tennessee
By E. G. R. his house before the paint can
Here come those cigars again. runs dry.
Lt. Turner, Gp executive officer, Looks as though Sgt. Gallagher,
is the proud poppa of a baby boy Gp. Motor Pool, has several aces
born to Mrs. Turner, Aug. 11. up his sleeve, for meeting the
Not to be outdone by the execu- current transportation shortage.
tive branch, Lt. Ferrari, statis- Seems as though there are plenty
tical officer, hoisted a "boy'flag" of "jeeps" but a scarcity of "jeep"
over his home in Tampa, last drivers, so the different head-
week. quarters sections are being in-
To the enlisted men of Gp formed that they can have a
Hqs, who on Aug. 9 blossomed truck, if they furnish the driver.
forth in Corporal stripes, con- Results: Everyone taking a driv-
gratulations. Pfc. Lewis, Pvt. her's test, and wondering if they
McGowan, Pvt. Burnham, Pfc. will have to keep the "jeep" in
McInturff, Pvt. Judy and Pvt. condition. I wonder?
Porter are all strutting around
the base looking for all like
they had just been commis-
sioned first lieutenants.
More Moves Completed
Well, at last Group Operations,
Intelligence and Material are
located in their new headquar-
ters. Moving day was a sight
to behold. Masters, Techs and
Staffs, sweat running down their
begrimed faces, loaded and un-
loaded trucks with an astound-
ing vigor. Trouble was, there
just weren't enough Pvts. to do
all the work. A truly marvelous
sight during the "movement era"
was Capt. York, Group intelli-
gence Officer, sleeves rolled up,
piling into the carpentry work.
Saw in one hand, hammer in
another, and a mouth full of
nails, he built a map case, a
wall shelf, and a "bulletin board
in less time than it takes to say
counter-espionage. When an of-
ficer pitches in like that, the
poor enlisted men really have to
work hard to prove their $50
worth to the government. Your
correspondent even pitched in
and did his share of pushing and
lifting. The thanks I received,
was when a fellow-mover al-
lowed a 700-pound filing cabinet
to settle gently, yet firmly, on
my big tde, reading from left
to right. When you see Corp.
Porter, Intelligence, ask him how
to use a fire extinguisher; he is
reputed to be one of the few to
ever come into intimate contact
with a "Flo-Foam Cylinder."
By the time that we learned
that S/Sgt. Quinn was in the
hospital, he was out again. And
to show you the kind of a
worker he is, listen to this: the
day he left the hospital he re-
ported for work at HQs. Just
can't keep a good man down.
Popular Lieutenant Leaves
Everyone who knew Lt.
Strange, Gp Photo-Interperator
were sorry to see him leave
for his new assignment in Ten-
nessee. Always had a pleas-
ant smile and a new joke
'every time he saw you. Fellow-
workers miss a guy like that.
Taking his job over is First
Lt. James G. Hearon, former
S-2 officer for the 302nd Bomb
Sq., now Gp. Ass't. S-2. Lt.
Ezzell, 303rd Bomb Sq. is mov-
ing his brief case and ash tray
to Gp. Intelligence headquar-
ters, to assume the duties of
Gp. Photo-Interperator. Wel-
come, gentlemen, to the fold.
T/Sgt. Williams Is Gentle
Dame Rumor has it that the
kindest, most likable sort of a
Bay Chief is the one who gently,
yet firmly shakes everyone at
reveille, and whispers into their
ear, "Please get up. It's de-
lightfully cool outside, much
nicer than it is in that stuffy bed.
We'll wait for you outside, don't
rush yourself, but then too, don't
tarry too long." Wonder if the
old gal could be referring to
S/Sgt. Schroeder Paints
One of the most handy men
in the Group with a drawing
board and a paint brush, is S/Sgt.
Paul Schroeder, Operations. Give
him two ounce of yellow G.I.
paint and 12 square feet of sign
to paint, and when the job is
finished, you gasp in amazement.
Several shades of color, beauti-
ful lettering, and every inch
painted. Reminds you of Donald
Duck trying furiously to paint
3 Men. 1 Mask-Two Cry
T/Sgt. Weber, 22BTW photog-
rapher, Pvt. Brogan, "jeep"
driver" and M/Sgt. Roddy, last
Wednesday afternoon were en
route to a Chemical Warfare
demonstration being conducted by
Lt. Flynim for the 84th Group
Medical Detachment, somewhere
in the swamps off Tenth street.
There was one mask in the "jeep"
and T/Sgt. Weber clutched it
like the proverbial "straw" and
the drowning man incident.
Down the road, was gas, tear
gas, and plenty of it. To add to
the excitement, a reconnaissance
car, equipped with a gas tube,
pulled up beside the "jeep" and
began spraying. .Sgt. Roddy and
Pvt. Brogan, with tears, gushing,
not streaming down their cheeks,
leaped out of the jeep, across the
road, and into the swamps; any-
thing to get away from the
stinging, burning CN. But mis-
ery loves company, and down
the road, around a corner, Capt.
Harris, Gp. surgeon, had diffi-
culty in getting his mask out of
the carrier, and WHAM, he was
gasping and crying, much to the
amusement of those fortunate in-
dividuals who had their masks
firmly adjusted to their smirking
330 Sig. Co. Wing
Softball Team In
Tampa City Loop
By PVT. I. L. ESKENAZI
Corporal Unser who spends
more time in the "arms of
Morpheus" than anyone I know,
is pining away for Sergeant
Mitchell who's on furlough. Ser-
geant Borchardt likes going to
Tarpon Springs for the fishing
he says, but he never seems to
catch any fish. I have it on good
authority that "her" father's boat
is still in drydockl
T/Sgt. Jahn has been doing a
good job as acting first sergeant.
Pfc. Saby of Granite Falls, Minn.,
got his much deserved promotion.
Congrats. Pfc. "Playboy" Lewis
has been seen dashing about town
in his own inimitable manner. I
know he rises at 6 a.m. daily, but
he doesn't awake until past noon!'
Staff Sergeant Bouley came out
second in a brawl with a 400-
pound generator-he fractured
his toe. Get well soon Sarge.
I'm not given to bragging (much)
but our Thursday night retreat
was something to watch. Lieute-
nant Rice our CO took that op-
portunity to have a friendly talk
with us. Since Corporal LaBar-
bgr and Pfc. Marvich have left on
furlough to Niagara Falls, and
Lackawanna, N. Y., respectively,
the barracks is like an old gals
Lieutenant Jacobson has been
as busy as a bee lately despite
the fact that he hasn't any more
patching to do on his bicycle
tires!" Sergeant Doring "the
Mighty Mite" finally got our soft
ball team into the Tampa City
league after a hard battle! Ser-
geant Boak turned in an excellent
performance in the catcher's slot
when we slashed Tampa Ship-
yards 11-3 on last Thursday.
Roses are deserved by our soft
ball team who played like the
champs they are, despite the loss
of our regular players who are
on furlough. Incidentally Pvt.
(Slugger) Uskiwich is blue be-
cause he's been hitting three bag-
gers instead of his usual homers.
r UNI i iTEDATIioN"r a I D. W. Armifage
S Raised to Captain
iNA OCCUPATION FORCES Douglas W. Armitage, A-4 of
*n PALACE IN LUCEMB WinNAZg OCChsuTION FORCES
SUSE THE GRAND DUCAL the 22nd Bombardment Training
PALACE IN LUXEMBOURGi Wing, has just been promoted to
LIFOR A lFER HAIL I4 the rank of captain. He super-
vises the supply functions of all
_4~00, 000 /N$ MNY!~, Wing units.
30.OOO UAGA/HNERMA Y -I For several years, he was em-
IE LUXEMBOURG WAS THE FIRS played by Funch, Edye and Co.,
ro STAGE A GENERAL NATIONAL STRIKE pl yed by Funch, Edye and Co.,
tAGAINST THE NAZIS AUGUST, 194 2 Inc., steamship agents and ship
He was inducted July, 1941, re-
ceived his basic training at Mit-
chell Field, N. Y., and was trans-
Mferred to Philadelphia and later
1 \ Norfolk before attending the of-
( ficer's candidate school at Miami
Beach. He was commissioned in
I BJune, 1942. At that time, he was
sent to the Third Air Support
Command at Birmingham, ATa.,
before assuming his present posi-
tion at Drew Field.
KCapt. Armitage graduated from
Columbia University in 1938 and
holds the degree of bachelor of
Ut sciences in business admiinistra-
OYAL TOKEN tion. He was a"member of the
Glee Club and cross-courtry
ON THE BIRT1DAY OF GRAND_ track team. His fraternity is
DUC4ESS CHARLOTTE; JAN.3, Alpha Kappa Psi, professional
LUXEMBOURGERS RISK ARRESTS business fraternity.
AND BEATINGS BY THE GESTAPO A brother, Staff Sergeant Wil-
BY WEARING LOCKET WITH HETUE listen M. Armitage is with the
PCTUEArmored Force at Ft. Knox, Ky.,
and his sister, Miss 'Naomi Armi-
tage is connected with the Amer-
ican Embassy in Mexico City.
QM Crash Boat
Has New Base
With the occupation of its new
base at Rocky Point, the 922 QM
Boat company enters a wider
field of service to Drew field and
this area. Although compara-
tively unknown, and a newcomer
to the Army, the QM crash boat
facilities of the III Air Force are
rapidly becoming the Army
model of efficiency afloat.
In its activities, which con-
stitute rescue, salvage and pa-
trol, in connection with the
flight of aircraftt over water, the
922 QM Boat company has estab-
lished an enviable record for it-
self in these waters.
Keeping pace with the latest
,developments in underwater
diving methods and with the
receipt of new equipment, the
salvage value totals are mount-
ing steadily. The rapid re-
covery of crashed planes before
they suffer immediate under-
water deterioration, is an im-
portant function of the crash
The recovery of the plane
crew, the locating of the wreck
on the ocean bottom, the trans-
portation of the salvage equip-
ment to the scene, and the sub-
sequent recovery of the parts of
the plane involved in the catas-
trophe, are some of the duties of
the 922 QM Boat company de-
tachment that services Drew
CO's Issue Furlough
ARE YOU GOING ON FUR-
LOUGH? If you are you will
want to eat while you are away
from the post, and in order to do
so, it is first necessary to get a
special signed application from
your commanding officer. This
application, War Department Cir-
cular No. 115, authorizes the ra-
tioning board, in your home town
to give you the desired number
of ration stamps needed for the
meals to be consumed during the
time you are away from the post.
It is the responsibility of all
commanding officers to see- to it
that a stencil of War Department
Circular No. 115 is cut to provide
mimeographed applications for
the men under his command.
After the applicant has indi-
cated on the application the
number of meals he or she ex-
pects to consume while off the
post and it has been duly signed
by the applicant and by the com-
manding officer, it is finally sub-
mitted to the ration board'officer
at the Base Headquarters Annex,
located at the corner of 8th and
B, for the final okeh.
Sergeant Stops Bullet,
It Lands in His Heart
North Africa- (CNS)-S/Sgt.
Albert Michael of Ashland, O.,
will bring home a bullet lodged
in his heart. The bullet, say Army
doctors, entered Michael's shoul-
der and was deflected by a bone
directly into his "pump." Re-
moval of the bullet would be fa-
tal, so Michael will wear it in
his heart for the rest of his life.
FOR SALE-Slightly used book "Com-
pany Administration & Personnel Rec-
ords," pub. March, 1943. Will sell at
half price. 75c. Phone 287. Pfe.
"Bunne" Cassell. 756th WAC Post
FOR SALE-1935 Chevrolet two-door
sedan, excellent tires, radio, good
shape throughout. 2nd Lt. Eugene V.
Connett. 1st Rept. Co.. 552 S.A.W. En.
WANTED TO BUY
THAT .16MM silent movie projector
you have at home and want to sell:
also any No. 1 or No. 2 photo lamp
bulbs you have. State. your price.
1st Lt. Vincent J. Grechen. 573 S.A.W.
Bn.. Co. A.
WILL consider any reasonable price
asked for alarm clock. Will even
consider prices not so reasonable.
Phone T/Sgt. Harty. 480. Hq. Opera-
tions, 405th Bomb. Gp.
COULD USE a foot locker, if you're
planning to take a sea voyage. Call
Bernard, 285. 314 Base Hq. Sq.
WHO WANTS a passenger to and from
St. Pete. daily? You call. I'll answer.
Box 111. Drew Field Echoes.
ANYONE who has a golf ball or sev-
eral, and is willing to donate same
to the Base Golf Course. soon to open,
please call or see Lt. E. G. Metcalf Jr.,
Base Special Service Office 258.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Wallet, between Drew Field
and Tampa. Reward offered. Call Lt.
May, Ph. 258.
RAIN COAT. No. R7254 found. Bring
sufficient identification and get it.
A. T. Faircloth. 114 Plant Ave., Tam-
WANTED-Popcorn vendor, off-time
duty. good pay. Apply at theatre
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE -- -
FREE WANT AD
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY
DREW FIELD ECHOES
BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B"
Ad Classification ............................
* FOR SALE
* WANTED TO BUY
* LOST AND FOUND
Name ............................ Org. ...... .........
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
Drew Sergeant. Veteran of
World War I, Hankers for
Combat Duty in Present War
To hear him out there on the line every morning, drilling
the guard, you'd think he was the original hard boiled ser-
geant. He sounds tough, looks tough and is tough when
he's. putting the boys through their manual of arms, but
when T/Sgt. Max Hoegh turns out a guard, the boys are
a credit to him. And in off duty hours, you'd be surprised
at what a nice guy he is.
Sgt. Hoegh is a native of Den-
mark, and was 26 years old when
he came to this country. He had
served one year-in the Danish
army in Copenhagen and three
in the Virgin Islands.
Settling in Idaho; the Sergeant N.
became a painting contractor, a
trade.he was following when our
entrance into World War I be-
came imminent. He enlisted in
our armed forces just nine days
before our declaration of war.
He was assigned to the Rain-
Sbow division, those chaps who
saw practically all the engage-
ments of the war. The Sergeant
participated in six major cam-
paigns, the Somme defensive,
St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and
the Defensive sector. At St.
Mihiel he was gassed. At Cha-
teau Thierry he was wounded in
the left arm by shrapnel. After
the war ended, he was with the
army of occupation in Germany
for three months. .
The Sergeant went back to his T/SGT. MAX HOEGH
painting business when peace Served With Rainbow Division
came. But with the coming of
the present global conflict, the town or at the PX's of an eve-
urge to be back in the armed ning, he'll sit with you by the
forces again overcame. him. He hour and reel off interesting
found that he was beyond the yarns of his boyhood back in the
age limit. However, this didn't old country.
deter him. He applied for and
received permission from Wash- Fridy 1
ington to re-enter the Army, y 13th
where in 16 months he has Talent Nite
worked himself up into one of
the highest non-commissioned At 553rd
"I'm going to stay in the Army By PFC. GRANT D. HOFF
from now on," the Sergeant said. Last Friday the 13th, each com-
"I just want 6ne more stripe, pany of the 553rd'had a company
and I'll be happy." party. Besides beverage, de-
Though Sgt. Hoegh was a mem- licious sandwiches hnd potato
ber of the National Guard for 15 chips were enjoyably devoured.
years between wars, when he Everyone seemed to forget about
entered his present hitch of the atrocities of war for a few
service he had to start all over hours and thoroughly enjoyed
as a raw recruit. themselves.
"Sure, I had to take basic train- Corp. Bob Foster of S-4 was
ing," he said. "I never let on disappointed in that he was un-
that I had had previous military able to smuggle his charming
experience so I went through WAC friend into the affair. You
that machine-gun drill same as could see that "Oh, why isn't she
the rest of 'em. I was inducted here?",look in his eyes. Cheer
at Fort Lewis, Wash., and sent up, Bob, there will be other
to Sheppard Field. After corn- nights like this!
pleting my basic, I was shipped At the headquarters get-togeth-
to Randolph Field, the West er, it was surprisingly discovered
Point of the Air. I was then that the company is filled with
transferred to the 84th Bomb potential Nelson Eddies and Ken-
Group at Savannah, Ga., but ny Bakers. Lt. Rooney, special
when I arrived there, the group service officer of the battalion,
had already pulled out forDrew and Lt. Racker were warbling to
Field. So I straggled down here the fullest extent of their lungs.
to join them." Sgts. Tom Polky, Bob Risigliano
anna i Lf v~aTnr n. l lcruacJ. WCJ U
SERGEANT'S SON IN AAF
The Sergeant has a son of
whom he is very proud. Like, his
dad, he is also a sergeant in the
Air Corps, and is an aerial gun-
ner. He is now on combat duty
somewhere in the South Pacfic,
and it has been three months now
since Sgt. Max heard from Sgt.
Bob. But. Sgt. Max isn't wor-
ried. "He's a darn good soldier,
I'll promise you that," he said.
"And he can take care of him-
Though 53 years of age, the
Sergeant is most anxious to be
placed on combat duty.
"They asked for volunteers in
the first three grades for imme-
diate transfer to foreign service,
and I thought I had it in the
bag. But that's been several
Months ago and I haven't been
"They are also re-forming the
old Rainbow Division, and I
surely would like to be back with
my old outfit. I was a mounted
dispatcher when I was with them
in World War I. I don't suppose
I've forgotten how to sit on a
horse," he smiled.
Nickname for Sgt. Hoegh is
"The Sheriff." Those neatly
turned out guards you' see on in-
terior guard duty, have been
drilled and instructed by him,
and woe be to he who fails to
rap out his general orders by
the numbers, or shows up needing
But when you meet him down
anct 6t major wa ~er were co-
ing their share of chiming in, also.
From all reports, the parties
were a huge success. Much credit
goes to Lt. Rooney and all those
who worked so diligently to pre-
pare this affair.
First Sgt. Guediello of Com-
pany "A" tells us that" Sgt. Bill
Kamholtz, who worked in the
Company "A" orderly room, but
recently has been assigned to
tasks at battalion headquarters,
has left on furlough for his home
in New York City. We know now
why the dreamy look in Sgt.
Kamholtz' eyes all these months.
"Sgt. Joe", as Sgt. .Guadiello is
called by all the boys, dictated
two pages of orders to Bill one
day only to discover that Kam-
holtz had heard not a single word
he had said! Despite love-sickness
for that girl back home, Guadiello
says Kamholtz is very efficient.
The following men have
climbed the ladder of promotion
during the past week: Sol Cohen,
supply sergeant to grade of staff
sergeant Andrew Stachiw
advanced to the rank of T-5 as
file clerk in the personnel sec-
tion, Peter T. Sabatowich and
Joseph Batisto also reached the
rank of T-5. Our hearty con-
gratulations. We'll be around for
Soldiers to Get Sugar
Jersey City, N. J. -(CNS)-In
one month the quartermaster de-
pot-here bought 9,000,000 pounds
Lt. Chase Enjoys
By CORP. ALBERT A. HARLAN
This week -finds the 903rd
plenty sore. Corp. Cohen, Pvts.
Forkan, Fultz,'Gieb, T/Sgt. Hulse,
etc., will confirm this statement.
All because the base physical
training office came over to test
our physical fitness. No super-
men were found. Pfc. Bruns pro-
claims his case as hopeless, that
he never will be the same. How-
ever, it is observed that, inca-
pacitated as he may be, it has
not seriously interfered with his
adventures into the night'air or
the enthusiastic praise of his fa-
The strong winds of rumor
forecast the marriage of "Field
Marshall" S/Sgt. Grantham
next month. The crucial test
came when the sweet young
thing wanted to learn how to
drive his coupe. While learn-
ing, she ran over a curb and
blew both front tires. The ser-
geant baled out at 10 feet. But
the cold storage magnate still
wants to marry the gal, prov-
ing that it must be a genuine
ease of love.
Congratulations to Sgt. Wald-
rep on his recent promotion to
Staff. Enrolled in the recent life
saving course is Pfc. Kissinger.
His close associate, Pfc. Swanson,
urges him to breathe under
water. Voted "hamsomest" gold-
bricker in the commissary office
by the girls who work there is
Corp. Heslop. (Harold, they're
only kidding about the gold-
The latest in vacation news
is supplied by Lt. Chase, of the
Property office. He started out
by getting stung with a Sting-
aree. Next, he broke a toe in
stepping off a rock. Lastly, a
fish hook had to be cut out of
Sgt. Wilbrun B. Brown is leav-
ing soon to attend a special non-
com school at Camp Lee, Va.
Every success, and don't forget
to return, home when 'it's over.
Hey fellows! .It's serious this
time. Pfc. Donald Pierce wants
to know what love is. A de-
lightful personality wearing the
WAC uniform is responisble.
PHILLIP KNOWS HIS-
The most versatile conversa-
tionalist in the Quartermaster
is none other than our Phillip
Cash, known to all by his
friendly "Cheerio" or "How are
you?" in a distinctive British
accent and intonation. Born and
educated in London, he later
traveled throughout the world
settling in Australia. A 'busi-
ness trip brought him to
America. War came. Phil en-
listed in the AUS. Get with
him some evening for' a "ses-
sion" that is different; he'll
discuss anything from the social
conditions of India to the mys-
tery of Allepo or Singapore, or
We hope that Pfc. Parnes made
a profitable deal in the. sale of
his car. If so, this doesn't mean
for -everyone in his barracks to
put the touch on him Rid-
dle: What brown eyed Corp. do
we have that goes around in
white uniform, minus wings, re-
citing poetry to himself if he
can't find anyone in the latrine?
He sports a bald head bordered
with a rim of black hair. Corp.
Joe Lapore, of course!
We are happy to learn that Lt.
Kiernan's father, seriously ill,
has improved. Message to the
314th: Can't you fellows play
softball any more? We attempt
volley ball, too. How about a
Pvts. Sam Tayfor, Lymon Harri-
son and Corp. Lemuel Palmer are
making the best of it in the hos-
pital. They would appreciate a
visit from members of our or-
ganization. It isn't willful ne-
glect, but we must not become
careless in this matter of visiting
the sick. If you've a friend in
the hospital, see him .
Snoop around fellows, for the
sake of your column, and let's
have the latest events and hap-
penings in the Fighting 903rd.
Soldiers Dig to 'Police Up'
CHEHALIS, Wash. (CNS)-
When the CO' of a medical corps I
detachment here found four match 1
sticks outside the barracks he de-
tailed 24 men to pick them up, t
hike six miles into the country
and bury each match in a hole
By PFC. "BUNNIE" CASSELL
New York is looking very good
these daze, we're told by Pfc.
Schmidt and Corporal Jacobs,
who've just returned from fur-
loughs, lucky gals. The lat-
ter, we see, is still sporting the
same strictly Brooklyn line of
chatter which won her that nick-
name 'n' the funny thing is,
she doesn't even live in Brooklyn
itself! But oh, that accent!
SPodd'p Our Green Complexion,
but we just can't help being a
.little jealous of Aux. Virginia
Beebe, that tiny chick from the
Quartermaster, who p at t e r s
around in those oh-so-big EM
coveralls. .*.. She went shopping
yesterday, and returned with a
hat velvet bows, 'n' veiling,
'n' oh, what it did to-the WAC
morale when she brought it out!
The reason? A Atrictly Navy
wedding, up at Chicago, right
soon. We love our duck-billed
bonnet, but !
SStyle-Note For Dog Faces:
Ties, if you please, will be worn
at the WAC area by all male
khaki-wearers, henceforth.' It
isn't that we're snooty, guys,
but the area is "off limits" now,
'n' that calls for ties. So, when
that M. P. checks up on the
chokers, he's not pulling a fast
one it's the law!
If Susie says she's busy when
you phone to tell her you'll see
her in the PX, brother, beware,
'cuz she's no doubt catching up
on her correspondence with all of
the guys in further fields .
The WACs have free. mail now,
'n' it's most helpful, thank you,
Uncle Sam. Also, we can put
our pennies into government life
insurance, under the new system.
Pretty nice, we're thinking .
Remember the day, 'way back
when no gal thought it possible
to spend a week-end away with-
out three suitcases filled with
minimum requirements? ...Wal,
along came the war and the
WAC, 'n' now Afc Maxfield, about
to depart on furlough with one
tiny overnight case, says she
owes her success to her Army
training in barracks-Bag packing.
We dunno ...it may be possible
to pack three skirts, three shirts,
GI scantiess," and all of the
feminine make-up tricks into the
bag, but we just can't help won-
dering if mebbe she'd better find
room for an iron, too! With
her talents, the warehouse may
be missing a bet!
Somebody'd better build a shirt
pocket-size handbook on military
courtesy, or "How to sight bars
by sound" for such erring young
things as Pfc. "Freddie" Hoag-
lund. T'other day, the fire mar-
shal, who was about to tour the
barracks out at the WAC hqs.,
sent "Freddie" on ahead to
chortle "Man coming through!" so
that all the unclad gals might
scamper for the nearest robe be-
fore he made his embarrassed
entrance. Little "Hoagie," always
anxious to please, scurried
thAough, warning one WAC after
Over the edge of a mosquito
bar, she spied a dark, curly head.
"Listen, kid," she said earnestly,
"are you dressed?" The "kid"
rose, bowing and scraping, pre-
tending to be much flattered .
'n' whom should it be but Lt.
Ward, commanding officer if all
Drew soldier-gals! Luckily,
Lt. Ward is a wonderful sport,
'n' wasn't at all mindful of the
GI Rescues Hen Fruit
From No Man's Land
SICILY-(CNS)--Sgt. Edmund i
Bastien of Brooklyn was sitting
in a fox hole when he spied a
basket of eggs wa, out in the
middle of no-man's land. He i
crawled from cover to cover to
within arm's reach of them. I
As he put out his hand for the f
prize a sniper's bullet whizzed by
his elbow. So he spent the next
15 minutes tr, ing to outguess
the sniper.. He finally succeeded, I
picked up the eggs and brought
them back to his company area. t
Tasted good, too.
News That Clicks
By PFC. SAMUEL A. WEINBERG
We're back again to give you
news, to give you all a lift about
the best bunch here on Drew or in
the Four-O-Fifth. Our C. 0. is a
captain now, congratulations we
express, it takes a good man to
make the grade, and merit that
success. To Captain Roberts, we
all say we know you'll.make the
stars, and we all thank him for
the smokes, those very good ci-
gars. In adjutants we've got the
cream. A new one we now sport,
and welcome Lt. Eikenbery from
the Eighty-Fourth. We've known
him there, we like him here, we
welcome him we do, he's just the
man to steer us right and help
to see us through.
Our Sgt. and his Mrs. Peck are
full of happy joy, the story had
visited the pair and left a little
boy .. Now Sgt. Peck holds
down two jobs, and likes them
both allright. A Sgt. with us
through the day, and floorwalker
Our men again have made the
grade, we never have much gripes,
as We said two weeks past, in this
sheet, large numbers made new
stripes. To all these men we shout
congratss". We knew you'd make
the grade, we hope that soon we
too shall be in line in your pa-
rade. Our Pvt. Demarest's aflame,
we can't blame him a bit, his girl
friend's coming dowp real soon,
and that girl sure has "it" ...
He says he won't take fatal steps,
but we seem to know better, he
shouldn't be denying this, because
we saw that "letter."
Our Sgt.'s Mrs. Schmetter's
back, and Nat once more is gay,
as he runs home each eve at five
to end, a perfect day And
Sgt. Peters' going nuts in looking
for a flat, for Mrs. Peters joins
him soon, a feather in his hat.
And this boy too looks forward
to some joyous days real soon,
when Mrs. Weinberg joins him
here for an extended honeymoon.
We got a thrill the other night,
as downtown we did roam. We
bumped into two friends of ours
we hadn't seen since home. Lt.
Horowitz from five six four our
evening sure had blissed, and Sgt.
Guthartz from Lakeland Base
was one pal we sure missed. It's
strange how pals are torn apart
in this our winning war, and meet
each other right in town all in
the grand air corps. We even met
some Russian Tars, amid a Tampa
rain, and speaking to them we
found out that they're from the
Ukraine. But best of a~l he told
us there, as we both munched
popped corn, that he comes from
the self-same town where Wein-
berg's boy was born. In closing
we wish our new sheet, great
measures of success, we hope that
"Echoes" always brings its read-
ers happiness. We're looking for-
ward to the day, when right across
front page, will say, "Our Ene-
mies All Quit," assuring us this
22d Training Wing
Capt. Frank H. Batman, 24
years old, is now operations offi-
cer of the 22nd Bombardment
He won his wings at Kelly field,
July, 1941, after training at Love
and Goodfellow fields in Texas.
The Air 'Forces sen-' him first
to Brownwood, Tex., later to
New Orleans where he helped ac-
tivate a new group. From there
he went to Augusta, Ga., Birming-
ham, Ala., DeRidder, 'a., and
then served as squadron com-
mander at Savannah, Ga., and
At the University of Iowa, he
was president of Sigma Phi Ep-
silon, social fraternity; member
of Pershing Rifles, honorary mili-
tary society; nd a member of the
debate team. He was a pre-law
student and attended the univer-
sity for three years. He graduated'
from East high school in 1937;
was president of the student body
two years, member of the debat-
ing team there, and the a capella
After receiving his commission,
Capt. Batman was married to-the
former Miss Frances Haverfield.
She attended the .University of
Iowa and received an A.B. degree
rom Morningside college.
MARINE CAN USE MAGIC
FORT WORTH, Tex.-The Japs
had better beware of Pfc. Andy
White of the U. S. Marines. He'd
:ricky. Before the war he was a
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943
552d Gets Easy Olympic Victory
Clearing the bar at 5 feet, 7 inches, E. Scott, 727th, wins the high jump events in the Second A. W. Olympics. Center, John Armstrong,
731st, tears across the finish line to capture the 100-yard dash. Right, Tom Haynes, 552d, whose outfit won the meet and who ran away with
three first places himself, trots home in 880-yard run. (Pictures by Base Photo Lab.)
Haynes Is Winners' Star,
Shows Heels in 3 Events
Outrunning and outjumping the field, the 552d
Signal A. W. Battalion won an easy triumph in the Second
A. W. Olympics last Saturday.
The 552d athletes amassed a total of 27 points. The
also-rans-the 721st, 727th,
eight points apiece.
The winners' sweep was led by
Tom Haynes, who ran away with
three first places--the half-mile,
'the mile, and the half-mile re-
War saving stamps were pre-
sented the point scorers by Col.
R. N. Kunz, director of indi-
100-yard dash: John Arm-
strong, 731st; Frank Keenan,
XIII Fighter Command; Ed
Warrell, 552d. Time: 11:2.
220-yard dash: W. Hamble,
552d; E. Warrell, 552d; E.
Scott, 727th. Time: 27.4.
440-yard dash: R. Kennedy,
501st; G. Marcum, 731st; E. Scott,
727th. Time: 62.4.
880-yard run: Tom Haynes,
552d; Ed Henderson, 570th;
Bryon Nichols, 570th. Time:
Mile run: Tom Haynes, 552d;
William Patterson, 746th; Leon-
ard Ungaro, 570th. Time: 5:32.0.
High jump: E. Scott, 727th; W.
J. Barry, 2d Reptg. company,
503d Sig., A. W. Regt.; John
Geer, Co. C, First Training Bn.
Height 5 ft. 7 in.
Broad jump: William Gamble,
552d; E. Warrell, 552d; E. Scott,
727th. Distance: 18 feet, 2 inches.
Shot put: Nick Phillippa, 721st
Ivan Cross, 721st; Robert Ken-
nedy, 501st. Distance, 38 feet,
Half-mile relay: Won by
Fair, Test Shows
There is room for improvement
in the physical fitness rating of
the approximately 900 officers
and men of 10 squadrons who
have taken the first grunt and
groan tests held at Drew Field.
The test showed that the aver-
age rating is 42, which puts the
men in the "fair" bracket.
High scorer and "most physi-
cally fit" is 26-year-old Sgt. Her-
bert Howell, 314th Base Head-
quarters and Air Base Squadron,
who scored 72. The three-striper
negotiated 52 situps, 15 pullups,
and ran the 300-yard shuttle race
in 44 seconds.
The average age of the men-
was 241%, the average weight
1571/ pounds, and the average
height 681 inches.
and 731st-could get only
By 314th at
Captain Stephen O'Connell,
Third Air Force physical training
officer, who puts out directives
telling how to be proficient in
sports, was blushing today.
The 314th Base Headquarters
and Air Base Squadron officers'
softball team whipped the Third
Air Force brasshats on their own
home grounds Tuesday, 13-11.
Starring for the Drew officers
was Lt. James C. Roper, who
clouted five hits in a similar
number of trips to the plate.
Easy From Start
The game was a breeze for the
314th officers from the first
inning, when they pushed seven
On the winning team were Lt.
Charles W. Lyons, Maj. Daniel O.
Todd, Capt. Edward B. Dailey, Lt.
Lawrence Stangler, Maj. W. J.
Fleming, Lt. George R. Jr. Mc-
Kee, Lt. Woodrow Jones, Lt.
James C. Roper and Lt. Wilbur F.
Major Todd started on the
mound for the 314th, but took to
the showers in favor of Captain
Dailey, who had been holding
down first base. Lt. Rudolph P.
Bostelman Jr., substituted for
Second Game Tuesday
Captain O'Connell got in the
fracas in the last inning, but did
not get a chance at bat.
The teams will resume hostili-
ties next Tuesday on the dia-
mond in the 314th area.
Members of the Third Air
Force Headquarters team were
Capt. L. H. Showers, Capt. C. A.
Wright, Lt. Col. J. F. Gillem,
Major W. B. Estes, Lt. G. B. Phil-
lip, Capt. S. Van Grove, Capt.
W. G. Bradley, Maj. G. O. Town-
send, Maj. B. B. Truskoski, and
Capt. Frank Moore.
You've got to be good to get
This is not a local phrase; it
was coined by generations of
fishermen who spend thousands
of dollars every year just to come
to Florida and wrestle with them.
Another saying of theirs is, when
you have caught a tarpon, you've
had a day's fishing!
Well, an average size tarpon
weighs in the neighborhood of
your own weight, but you must
remember he is in his own habi-
tat. Nature has invested him
with measures of self-protection
that become your own personal
problem, once you've hooked one.
Chances are, one a day will be
enough for you, too. But don't
miss the thrill of catching that
one ,if you can help it. It's an
With the coming of the full
moon and flood tides, the chances
are that there will be an excep-
tional run around the bridges.
Any soldier fortunate enough to
get off now, that can make Gad-
sen point in the next 10 days, will
literally find acres of hungry
But you must remember that
tarpon is a sport fish. You must
not use gas patrol. That is why
it is best to try a rowboat from
Latest reports are that snook
are still running at the bridge
and biting. pin-fish. They say
the catch is large, the strike is
hard and swift, and it's quite a
job to get the bugger from
under the bridge when he
strikes. Another problem for
you. One of Tampa's premier
plug fishermen, a die-hard, has
been trying for the-last several
days with no luck. They only
want pin-fish and grunts, it
seems, until further notice, and
you must fish off the bottom.
Trout can be caught in the
Drew soldier's front yard. They
are hitting swell on the flats, and
the base fishermen can get an
evening's or Sunday's catch right
off Rocky Point. You can't beat
these for eating, boys! Tender-
loined, there just isn't, provided
you can get the mess sergeant
into your way of thinking.
Though he calls it "Fishing for
Fun," you'd have to go a long
way to find anyone who has made
more of a business of fishing than
R. V. (Gadabout) Gaddis. From
the sandy reaches of Key West to
the rockbound coast of Cape Cod,
Gaddis has caught 'em. He knows
their haunts, what particular kind
of bait they like, what tackle to
use, and the time of day they.are
Mr. Gaddis is bringing his
experience to the soldats of
Drew by way of a series of in-
teresting talks, illustrated by
technicolor moving pictures.
Those who have attended his
talks in their respective day
rooms say they wouldn't have
missed it for anything. It was
almost as good as a fishing trip.
In addition to his fast moving
commentary on fishing, Mr. Gad-
dis movie library also contains
pictures of a pheasant hunt and
the catching alive of some very
venomous looking rattlesnakes.
Watch your bulletin board for
the date when Mr. Gaddis will
speak in your day room, and we'll
promise you some of the most
thrilling movies of fights with
tarpon, bass and rays, you've ever
Two Teams Tied
For First Place
In 4th Bn. League
With unblemished records of
four victories against no defeats,
the Orderly Room and the A
team of the Adjutant's Office and
the Message Center were in a
first-place tie in the Fourth
Training Battalion's combination
volleyball and softball league at
the end of the first week's com-
Adj-Message Cen. (A)
S-3 and S-2 (A)
Adj.-Message Cen. (B)
S-3 and S-2 (B)
To Be Started
Lieutenant C. W. Lyons, base
physical training officer, an-
nounced today that touch foot-
ball teams will be organized
throughout Drew Field within
Several leagues will be set up,
with prizes going to the winners.
Ball Game, 7-6
The Third Fighter Command
team got off to a good start in the
City Twilight League Tuesday by
defeating the Third Fighter Com-
mand Signal team, 7 to 6.
Pitching by Epps and hitting by
Palumbo and Wachinske were the
game's highlights. Palumbo and
Wachinske had two for four.
3rd Fighter A. C. 3rd Fighter Sig. Corps
ab. r. h. ha. r. h.
Esposlto.lf 4 0 1 Rush.cf 4 1 1
Prahimbo.2b 4 2 Butcher.oc 2 0 0
Starger, c 3 0 0 Landry32b 3 0 0
Mullinsss 4 1 1 Zevada.lb 3 1 0
Tucker.rf 4 0 2 Perietti. 3 1 0
EppsD 4 0 3 Rapral.ss, 1 0 1
Cedrone, 3b 4 1 1 Roslier.3b 3 0
Sitar.cf 3 1 0 Uraban.ll. 1 1
Wochenskilb 2 2 2 Pernoaky,p 3 1 1
Washerf 00 0 0Lima.,f 1 1 1
Giorgi,.l 0 0 0
Totals 31 7 121 Tals 28 f 5
3rd Fighter A. C. 003 301 0-7
3rd Fighter Signal EHq. 010 030 2-6
Errors: Rosher 3, Zevada. Petetti.
Staiger 1. Mullins. Cedrone. Runs
batted in: Mullins. Tucker. Palumbo 2.
Esposito. Pernosky 2, Lima 2. Two-
base hits: Pernosky, Wachinski. Stolen
bases: Mullins. Palumbo. Double play:
Rosher to Landry to Zenara. Hit hy
pitcher: By Epps. Zerada. Wild pitch:
Coming from behind to tie the
score in the ninth, the Third
Fighter Cdonmand pushed over a
run in the tenth to defeat the-
Third AFRD (M.P.), 3 to 2, on the
losers' home diamond at Plant
field last Saturday.
Largely responsible for the
Fighters' victory were the relief
hurling of Tucker and the hitting
of Cedrone and Antonucci. Hurl-
ing for the winners, Tucker and
Epps limited the M. P.'s to three
bingles, while the Fighters col-
lected seven off the endeavors of
FIGHTER COMD. 3RD A.F.RD.
ab. r. h, ;aI. r. h.
Esposlto, cf 2 0 0 ( Crai,llr. 3b : 0 0
Palunbo, 2b 2 1 I Lane, 11b 4 fl 1
Stalger. c 4 0 1 l(kui,7 s, 3 1 1
iullln, sa 4 0 0 Wallelr. 2b ] 1
Tucker, n,3b 5 0 0 rGeln. c 4 p 0
Eppi. D.lf 4 1 1 Mr ep. rf 4 A 0
Clorgt, rf 8 1 1 lIowar0d, f '1 ( 0
orlllnske. lb 4 0 1 Yrwano. If 4 0
Cedrone, lf,3 4 0 1 Malkrl p :3 0
Antonulcl, cf 3 0 1
TotTotals T. al 31 2
PIGI'Ero ES (ifo0 nOi lI 1 :I
.f. .'c (i10 2(0 2 i0o ) 4 -2
1111t batted In rledlrone,C Antonicll.. SSt. er:
Waldle. 'Iwo-bafio it: Ccdrone. Stolen b, lr,:
I'alill. o 2. double lay': T tker to 'TWli]],' :
.tliiisno to Ianlo. Sitruck olut: ,.'y Mat11i41, 2.
Epps 1, Tllcker 7. Winning pitcher, 'Tucker; Jo-
Ing pitcher. Mflkel.
HELICOPTERS SAFE RISK
NEW YORK.-A large banking
firm, convinced of 'the helicop-
ter's possibilities, with the elim-
ination of most of the risks com-
mnrn to high-speed airplanes," has
announced it will finance post-
war helicopter purchases at stand-
ard automobile rates.
New Day Room and Quarters
Occupy Aftention of 304th
In Communications there are
some bright faces being worn this
week. They are, no doubt, tem-
Sporary -ones belonging to Staff
Sergeant Ingraffia, Coporal Nich-
olson, and Private First Class
Price, who have just returned
from furlough. We hope that they
will continue to wear them, but
we are afraid that these faces will
not wear well in this hot climate.
Ingraffia confides that Chicago is
_wonderful. So what? Connecticut
is wonderful, too!
Friday the thirteenth didn't
bother the sharpshooters in the
Communications- section, as Ser-
geants Ingraffia and Wielenga
both blasted the jinx by qualify-
ing at the rifle range.
The night crew reports that the
Red Cross blood bank donations
showed an alarming decline dur-
ing the past week. The boys
turned over captured. mosquitoes
to this worthy cause, but it seems
that .the mosquitoes haven't been
doing so well lately.
Is Corporal Hemmer keeping a
secret from the boys now that
his girl has returned to good old
New York? Private First Class
Shearer expects to enter ASTP
within the next few days. Pfc.
Robert W. Sears has seen the new
baby for the first time. What a
shock that must have been to the
Quarters Popular with Gl's
Well, the new orderly room
is expected to be ready for
occupancy and GI brushes (we
hope not) sometime. next week.
If the orderly room personnel
Is as satisfied with their new
quarters as the men are in their
new offices way out on the line
they'll be proud and glad to
have you visit. I'll admit that
the footwork to and from the
new line location is rather dif-
ficult. Various comments have
been made by visiting officers
regarding the spacious build-
ings and how well each depart-
ment was set up and organized.
We might mention at this point
that the Intelligence depart-
ment was the first to get settled
down in the new quarters. At
this moment there is one awful
load of smoke coming in
through the windows and we
thought for a moment that
somebody thought it was Mon-
day and dropped a gas bomb,
butt upon investigation we
found that Corporal Kotnick
was burning brush outside our
windows and he wasn't sure
which way the wind was blow-
This week we extend our sym-
pathy to our Range Chief Staff
Sergeant Lynch who is still suf-
fering from his continual sun-
Also this week we extend our
thanks of Corporal Goldblatt who
drew a legal bead on the coke
,man and landed us a cooler and
some carbonated beverages--
enough for everybody. Good
work Goldie. Igs hot and dry
out here and we will be thirsty.
Lieutenant Hallmark has re-
GIRL OF THE WEEK
turned from Oxygen school at
San Antonio, Texas. Welcome.
back, lieutenant! Operations is
now looking for the return of
S/Sgt. Charles E. Machuszek, due
next Tuesday, from a furlough
up in New Jersey. "New Jersey
is wonderful." We can just hear
him say it. So What? Connecti-
cut is wonderful too! I'll stick to
By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
The old band barrack hasn't
been the same this week-War-
rant Officer Lester G. Baker has
gone to Kalamazoo, Mich., on
leave of absence, and T/Sgt. Ellie
Eaton is in charge of the 69'ers
Ellie will never be the
same; it used to be that every-
thing happened to Corp. Sam
Schiavone of our outfit-now it's
poor Eiie. Thanks to the Physi-
cal Training program, the rest of
us are rugged specimens. Maybe
we'll see the Sarge through this
Pvt. Orville N. Mehus, Mon-
tanan, is now an official member
of the band. He has been playing
trombone and baritone with us
while waiting for his transfer,
and since he knows the gang,
there's no need to warn him about
what he's getting into. Pfc.
"Waldo" Bettman did a reverse,
and moved out of the barracks-
he is one of the Uptown Separate
Ration club now Sgt. Willie
Krewson is happy that someone
else has the job of waking Waldo
in the morning.
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all men whose scores on a pre-
vious screening test were not
more than ten points under pass-
ing, as well as -those men who
washed out of aviation cadet
training for any reason other
than fear of flying airsickness,
unsatisfactory adaptability rating
for military aeronautics, or a clas-
sification score too low for as-
signment to further air crew
training, to sign up at the base
schools office for the new avia-
tion cadet screening test..
Aviation cadet training is open
to all men between the ages of 18
and 26 who possess the -mental
and physical ability necessary for
air cadet training. You may
come to the base schools office
at any time to make an appoint-
ment to take the preliminary
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8:00 p.m.-YMHA community center dance, Ross and Nebraska
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and fellowship hour at First Presbyterian
Service center, Polk and Marion streets.
9:00 p.m.-Fellowship hour at St. Paul's Lutheran church, 5103
9:00 p.m.-Informal hour at Christian Service center, Tampa and
Monday, Aug. 23-
7:30 p.m.-Symphonic orchestra practice for all service men in-
terested, at Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler
8:00 p.m.-Open house at Christian Service center, Tampa and
Tuesday, Aug. 24-
7:00 pn.m-Tampa Chess club at the DeSoto hotel. All service
men welcome. Zack and Marion.
8:00 p.m.-Party at Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler
Wednesday, Aug. 25-
7:30 p.m.-Glee club practice for all service men interested at
Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
8:00 p.m.-Open house at YMHA Community center, Ross and
Nebraska avenues, with pool, bowling and ping pong
8:00 p.m.-Family night at Christian Service center, Tampa and
Thursday, Aug. 26- .
8:00 p.m.-Party at Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler
8:00 p.m.-Recreation social hour at First Baptist church, La-
fayette street, and Plant avenue.
IT'S ALL-RIGHT by us if Hollywood floods the country with glamor pictures
of her stars. So long as Florida girls are prettier, however, we'll use 'em. Eloine
Smalley is one of several hundred similar reasons why Clearwater Beach is so popular
with Drew soldiers.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943