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VOL. 2, NO. 25 DREW FIELD, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 19439 PUBLISHED WEEKLY
Rumors of Signing
3 to 5 Years for
The flow of ihen to The Citadel
Eor Army Specialized Training
continues. However, a few are
being sent to John B: Stetson
University at DeLand, Fla., which
is near Tampa.
Individual applications can still
be made by obtaining the forms
at the Base Classification Office.
A new type of form is now re-
quired. Section I of the said form
is filled out by the enlisted man.
.Section II should be executed by
the Unit Personnel Officer of the
enlisted man's organization. This
should be done when the appli-
cation is sent iri through channels
in order to save time. Those who
have applied with the old forms
will be required to fill out new
ones when they appear for inter-
view. New regulations require all
organizations, to determine
whether their men are basically
qualified for ASTP, and if quali-
fied, application forms for them
to fill out should, be furnished.
Courses and qualifications have
changed somewhat. The Psychol-
ogy course opened briefly late
in July and then closed in early
August with a rather final sound.
The Engineering course is still
open but the advanced, chemical
engineering training is no w
closed.. Civil, electrical and me-
chanimal engineering. are -still
available. .. ,;'
Candidates for the first basic
term, under 22,- and having high
school but no college, must have
certain combinations of AGCT
scores and high school math. The
nearer the score to 115 the more
high school math is required. A
man under 22, with three or more
years of college, must have one
year of mathematics and one year
of physics at the college level, or
a major in math, physics or en-
Men over 22 desiring engineer-
ing must have had at least one
year of college. If they have had
one, two, or less than three years
of college, one year of math and
one of physics is required. With
three years or more a man should
have a major in engineering in
order to be qualified for advanced
In order to be approved for the
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Col. Asp Gives Diplomas
Commander Congratulates V. D. C. Grads
Non-com receiving his certificate from Col. Melvin B. Asp
Forty-seven men who com-
pleted the four weeks' course
given to selected non-commis-
sioned' officers in venereal dis-
ease control,, were assembled
in the Red Cross auditorium
Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock,
to receive certificates of .gradua-
tion personally presented by Col.
Melvin B. Asp, Air Base Area
After the assemblage had been
seated, a short address was made
by Capt. Albert E. Abraham,
Venereal Disease Control officer,
in which he' congratulated the
class on justifying the judgment
of their respective commanding
officers, whose job it was to pick
bright and alert non-coms capable
of meeting the requirements of
The Captain further stated that
the 47 men had now become
familiarized with the situation at
Drew Field and the surrounding
area and that there was every
reason to believe that the Base
would later be proud of their
efforts in venereal disease control.
The graduates now knew what to
do, he said, and would have the
chance to put that knowledge into
As Col. Asp prsened each man
with his certificate, he added a
hearty handshake and a few
words of personal congratula-
tion. In a short address to the
assembly, he stated that Gen. St.
Clair Street, Commanding Gen-
eral of the IIId Air Force was
more interested in their efforts
and the results therefrom than
anyone. That the problem of
venereal disease control in the
IIId Air Force was a very serious
matter indeed, and he concluded
by telling the men that they now
knew more about the situation
than he, and gave them his best
wishes, telling them to carry on.
Some of the men who failed to
make the grade in the examina-
tions will take a further course
scheduled to begin soon. There
will be a conference held next
Wednesday in the Red Cross
auditorium of the hospital which
will be largely attended by non-
coms taking an advanced course,
as well as those who need more
study to qualify. The new classes
will continue indefinitely.
Each man to receive a certifi-
cate was presented with suf-
ficient instructive pamphlets for
the personnel in his organization,
the title of which was: "Are You
Being Played for a Sucker?"-
one of the first helps in venereal
For III FTR Men
Awaiting assignment for pri-
mary flying cadet training is
S/Sgt. Wilbur M. Carlin, for-
merly of Hq. & Hq. S:. III Fighter
Sgt. Carlin, a native of Phila-
delphia, enlisted in the Army
some two and a half years ago
Coming to Drew in June, 1941,
from MacDill field, shortly after
the base was opened, he wit-
nesssed the expansion of tDrew
field from an undignified camp
of tents and mud, to its present
Prior to his entrance in the
Army, Sgt. Carlin was a printer.
Although not an official flying
status, Carlin has .managed to,
catch some local flights in mili-
tary craft, and has flown several
times in commercial airliners.
Pvt. Sam Siskind, another ex-
member of Hq. & Hq. Sq., III
Fighter Command, left Drew field
last Sunday for Buckingham
field, Fort Myers, Fla., for train-
ing as an aerial gunner. Siskind
formerly worked in the flight
section as a line mechanic.
A native of New York city,
Siskind served at eight locations
prior to coming to Drew field last
fall. He is a graduate of the Air
Mechanics -school at Chanute
field, and the Allison Engine
school of the General Motors
Allison factory in Indianapolis.
He has been in the Army for 21
NEW BUSINESS HOURS
SET FOR THREE PX'S
Attention is called to the new
business hours of the main PX,
2d St. and F Ave., Branch No.
10, Ave. near 1st St., and No.
11, 2d St. and N Ave.
These PX's now open at 10:30
A.M. and close at 10 P.M.,
seven days a week. Lieutenant
Emanuel Abramson, assistant
PX officer, pointed out that the
clothing department in the
main store opens at 10:30 A.M.
and closes at 6 P.M. It is closed
all day Sunday.
The old hours were 9:30 A.M.
to 9 P.M. Lieutenant Abram-
son said the change was made
to take care of the after-thea-
Mystery WAC Picks First G. I. Winners
CPL. H. C. FLONACHER CPL. J. H. ANDERSON PFC. CLEMENDS BLACKSTON S/SGT. H. F. SCHOTT
Okay, you G. I.'s, you're on the the, street or sat across from you you up when you least suspected Private first class Clemends
beam. at the Service Club, thinking she it. : Blackston, 570th Hqs. and Plot
You're making a little extra might be the "Mata Hari" of the The Winners Co.
with the shoeshine kit, with the Drew Field WACs. -Once in a Now, at the close of the opening Cororal Car
G. I. soap and iron, and with the while, you even withheld that week of the contest, we give you 14h rral armn FognaBno
comb. WAC-whistle, just in case. the first winners. Here they are: 1 and A q.
You've been a little suspicious Meanwhile, the G. I. huntress Corporal James H. Anderson, Corporal Henry C. Flonacher,
of the WACS who passed- you on has had her eyes on you, sizing 903d QM Co. 314th B. H. and A. B. Sq.
CPL. CARMIN FOGNANO
Staff Sergeant H. F. Schott,
624th Bomb Sq.
Each of the winners was pre-
sented a pair of free tickets to a
G. I. movie. There are plenty
more "Annie Oakleys" to be dis-
tributed to the best-dressed sol-
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
Tasco Review a Hit;
2500 Jam Auditorium
Playing to a record audience of 2,500 which literally
jammed Recreation building No. 1 to the doors last Saturday
night, the Tasco Revue, brought to Drew Field by W. L;
Quinlan, Tasco Morale director, was acclaimed an unqualified
success by the audience.
With a cast of 125 shipyard e C-
workers, including 40 Russian and
35 American sailors, the revue IN tIUIr Ua
ran smoo 'lly its three-hour
length. The Russian seamen sang .
as a chorus in their native lan-
guage, as only one of them could / rl V
understand English. He acted as 3 L J
spokesman for the group. The
American sailors also furnished a The 302nd has seen plenty of
choral background. action this past week. Most of
The cast included Mariquita the real action was exhibited at
Moll, South American prima the Squadron Party, which was
donna, formerly with the St. Louis a terrific success. Many thanks
Municipal Opera company. Tap to First Sgt. Irving-for handling
dancing, a trapeze act, impersona- all of the arrangements so well.
tions, and a specialty in which a After hearing about the party, it
mandolin, guitar and concertina is reported that Mike Jacobs is
took part were features of the ready to sign up a couple mem-
program. A skating act was also bers from the 302nd!
featured. In Intelligence, Corporal Smith
ac memer o the cast wa returns from his furlough spent
Each member of the cast was at Columbus, O., while Cpl. Tom
an actual worker on some part LivingstColumbun leaves for Hastings,ile Cpl. To
of a ship, and much credit is due Livingston leaves for Hastings,
the directors and performers for Neb., for a 15-day vacation.
the success of the revue. Another S/Sgt. Norbert Wadley of En-
admirable factor was the close gineering has been promoted
co-operation between the civilian fr Flight Chief to Inspector.
and military forces. Many of the The entire Squadron wel-
participants who work on the comes two new Engineering of-
midnight shift, went directly ficers, Lt. J. B. Oakley and Lt.
from the footlights to work at the E. E. Smith. Both officers
shipyards.- graduated from the AAF Tech-
Highly complimented by every- nical school at Yale university.
one was the AWUTC dance band, The Squadron man of the week
which with only one rehearsal, is Staff Sergeant Wade of the
turned out a beautiful job. The Engineering section (who (it is
dancing was under the direction r e por ted) will meet the
of Danny Sheehan; music, Frank preacher with a little belle
Grasso; costumes, Marydee Ed- from Sulphur Springs in the
wards; business manager, Mar- near future. Congratulations
garet Caldwell. The American to you, Sergeant!
sailors were furnished by the Corporal Van Dusen of Gor-
Navy Receiving Station. ham, Me.; Corporal Hemm, New
York city; Sergeant Cox, Musca-
tine, Ia.; Corporal DeBroux, Port
Rug-Cutting Cook Washington, Wis.; Corporal Mc-
g Afee, Newburg, N. Y.; and Cor-
poral Jones, Harrisburg, Pa., all
HorSe Opera Star, of Engineering, are due to spend
H Some time at home with rations
Features at Co. D
By CPL. JOHN FULCO
563RD SIGNAL AW BATTALION
Company "D" has lost one of
its charter members, namely
Ist/Sgt. E. I. Coppel, who is ac-
tivating a new company, the
746th. Congratulations to the
men of this organization, our loss
is their gain. S/Sgt. Richard
Faulkner has taken over the du-
ties relinquished by Coppel and
is doing a fine job of filling his
What Cassanova of the com-
pany is getting a workout down
at the base dental clinic? We
feel fqr him but can't reach him.
(Attention Kalister) What attrac-
tion holds T/4 Brundage over at
Sulphur Springs? Is it the gal
or her car?
Cpl. Lippy seems to be more at
ease now that his better half ac-
companied him Wbck to Tampa.
Company "D's" adopted Mess/Sgt.
Herman "Hi" Messinger is en-
joying the scenery up in New
York at the Roseland ballroom,
the old rug-cutter. Oh! Oh! What
Sduty Sgt. is slightly disturbed
due to the presence of a former
movie actor in the company,
namely Roy L. Harris, the two-
gunned hero of the west?
Cpl. "Gummy" Myers, and Sgt.
Jay Cusick are manhunting up in
Virginia, true to the company
tradition of bringing 'em back
alive (we hope). The company
softball team is awaiting the day
when they can once more shel-
lack the "crack" teams of the
field. During the lull the team
is getting much practice with Lt.
Orf, Lt. Hersom, Lt. Johnson and
Lt. Minton, all fine players. The
teams slugger, S/Sgt. Jack Kiser
Sis in fine form and wielding a
wicked war-club. (Attention, op-
posing left-fielders.) What is the
attraction on Oak St., Cpl.
Knapp? (Answer by mail.)
We are getting our mail prompt-
ly these days, thanks to Cpl.
Mazur and his assistant, Cpl.
Reiman. Keep up the good work
boys. Cpl. Aluise, Pfc. Phelps,
Pfc. Pick, Pfc. Benton are leaving
us for a month to attend the
G. O. school at Orlando, Fla.
T/4 Brumley is a busy man these
days. We hope he makes the
paid by Uncle Whiskers.
Ordnance is running in high
gear again, with all men back
from the ordnance school at Mac-
Dill Field. Lieutenant Kimmel
has been promoted to first lieu-
tenant, while Lieutenant Long
has won himself the privilege of
wearing gunner's wings. Private
Kalfoyle of St. Louis and Cor-
poral Fargo of New York are
going home on furlough to their
Furlough seems to be the main
news from Armament also, as
Pfc. Al Baccigalupo, Jersey City,
N. J.; Pfc. Spark, Chicago, Ill.;
Pfc. Gregerson, Harmony, Minn.;
Pfc. Welden, Long Island, N. Y.;
Pfc. Meyers, Cincinnati, O.; Pfc.
Rhodes, Augusta, Ga., and Pfc.
Harry Noble of the green hills
of Maryland, are all home for an
all-too-short G. I. vacation.
Operations welcomes Pfc. Irv-
ing Lerner back on the job after
a short stay in the hospital, while
the same section takes pleasure in
announcing that Cpl. Stanley Wil-
son is now connected with them.
Pfc. George Lepofsky is journey-
ing to Connecticut to spend his
All the teletype men in Com-
munications except Sgt. Carter
have been reclassified. Pvt. G.
Weaver is home spending his fur-
lough in Bloomfield, N. J.
Along wtih the party and men
on furlough, the 302nd staged a
mass exodus by moving to its
new stone buildings at the north
end of the field. Everything is
far from settled as yet.
111 FTR Gets
Amending the recently issued
list of 97 men of Hq.'and Hq. Sq.,
III Fighter Command, authorized
to wear the red and white Good
Conduct Ribbon, are 15 additional
Among the sergeants are Tech.
Sgts. Herman R. Bartels, Jr., Olin
W. Prather, and Peter V. Washe,
S/Sgt. Edward C. Knippers, and
Sgts. George C. Emrick, Joseph
A. Rarus, Joseph A. Senick, Bryce
M. Wilmot and Norman H. Zinser.
Completing- the list are Cpls.
Paul D. Buckner, George W.
Chase,. James F. Clarke, Walter
G. Dorwart, Alfred R. Shaw, Jr.,
and Pvt. Willie Jones.
Capt. Monahan Is D
New Adjutant at 1
^- ~ ~~ fGSlSS
5th SAW Tng. Bn. W
By PVT. JOSEPH F. COVIELLO
"I have messed all over Drew
Field, and the best kitchen ih
which I ate was Kitchen 24" .. .
That tender compliment was paid
to the officer in charge of the
EM who work there, by an EM
whom I engaged in conversation.
Permit me to take this occasion
to offer my compliments to the
entire personnel of Kitchen 24
whose efforts are noticed by EM
and make possible such pleasant
The "cat that ate the canary"
expression has been noticed on
the faces of Sgt. Graham and the
members of his department, Sgts.
Murphy and Running, Pfc. Wil-
kins, and Pvts. Wilson and Sus-
low. The reason for the expres-
sion of gustatorial satiety is the
new mimeograph machine- that
has been added to the depart-
ment. No more will Sgt. Graham
be forced to retort to request for
work orders with "I'm sorry but
you'll have to wait, for we have Guy
only one machine." ber
SJames Owen Burgun, Sound part:
Off!!! "Wah!" "Wah!" "Wah!"
is the response. James Owen
Burgun born, August, 1943, to
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burgun.
"Mr. Burgun" is known about
this headquarters as Corporal
Burgun of Publications. Con-
grats to you both!
Sighs of relief were uttered
when Pvt. "Al" Goldner returned
to duty after a short stay in the
Station Hospital with a stomach
The most jolly atmosphere of
the 5th Signal AW Bn prevails.
by far, in the Message Center,
where Sgt. Boyajian and his co-
horts, Cpl. Perstle, Pfc. Hunt and
Pvts. Benak, Biblewski and Jur-
giss brandish the "corniest" sense
of humor. The saddest "dogfaces"
are those who have had cause to
miss Sgt. "Barney" Reeves, who Al.
left for Atlanta, Ga., on a much-
needed 15-day furlough.
Welcome to Capt. Monahan, dane
assigned to this bn, last week,
to assume the duties of Ad- o
Welcome, also, to the many nev.
dogfaces seen about this head-
quarters, who were recently trrans-
ferred in from the 552nd SAWB
Whatever is that tiny gadget
one often sees Lt. Needham SS-- 1
busy himself with? Back Irom
furlough and returned to the de-
lightful laboils, the travails r.L
Army life came this week, P\'ts
Abbott and Niemeyer .
"Couldn't wait to get back" spoke
Personalities: Most formid-
able: Capt. Rettger, frequently
seen about this headquarters
with various sort of firearm.
Most quiet: (except when press-
ing home a point):. Colonel 1lMe-
Graw. Skilled technician: Lt.
Col. Richards. Snipper of red
tape: Major Bradford. Most in-
dustrious and energetic: Sgts. A Wi
Smith and Farash. Most dili- Barn
gent courier on field contacts: the T
Sgt. Bragg. Most diligent work- dates
er: Cpl. Grubiak. Disciple and in tt
exponent of "follow through:"
As Song Kings
THE SQUADRONAIRES, on
the air every Wednesday evening
from 6:30 to 6:45 over radio sta-
tion WFLA, bring you songs of
the Southland. Composed of 12
talented soldiers from Camp De
Soto, a portion of Drew Field, The
Squadronaires under the direction
of First Sgt. James C. Gray, have
met with wide approval.
Old-time spirituals, interspersed
at times with special arrange-
ments of the latest pop tunes,
tend to make this quarter hour,
one of the most pleasant you
have yet heard.
So when your clock strikes 6:30
on a Wednesday evening, hop
over to your day room, or lean on
that bunk and relax as the Squad-
ronaires bring you their versions
of the songs you like so much.
Next. week: Mirth, Melody and lke
REW FIELD WACs
rHROW A PARTY
You've 'squired us, now we'll 'squire you," said sol-
ier-gals to soldier-guys. Date-limit of two men per
'AC placed on evening's invitations.
"Ladies on the inside, Gents on the out," G. I. Gals and their
s begin the evening with a "get acquainted" Paul Jones num-
as a member of the AWUTC Band calls the dance -at the first
v eiven by the Drew Field WACs Wednesday at Rec. Hall No.2.
u. I. Joes lent a helping hand at serving refreshments between
:es at the WAC party Wednesday evening.
:.-,. *a i8 lH
VAC AND HER DATE swing it to the music of the AWUTC
I at the all' G. I. party at Rec. Hall No. 2. The members of
156th WAC Post Headquarters Company entertained individual
s at the first dance given in return for the many parties given
heir honor since coming to Drew Field.
"You know, Bob, I've been running around all night
a chicken with its head cut off!"
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
Drew A-20 Pilot
Showed 'Em How
At Bismarck Sea
By S/SGT. ANDREW J. SERAPHIN
Put Captain E. J. Chudoba behind the wheel of an A-20
and you've got one of 'the swellest and most devastating com-
binations of man and airplane this war has produced.
And when you've got him piloting a hopped-up A-20-one
that has extra fire power in its glassy nose-you've got an
American fighting man who can bring hell out of the heavens
It's then that you've got the
real Chudoba-the former enlist- quiet. They just hung around,
ed man from Akron, 0., who gave smoking or playing an Australian
the Japs in the Southwest Pa- coin-flipping game.
cific theater plenty to remember "At 8 a.m. we got our orders.
him by. There are also many We were told we were to take
Nipponese who have nothing to part in a giant co-ordinated at-
remember him by they got tack on the convoy, with 40
too much lead and too many Lightnings as top cover. At 9:30
bombs from his strafing and skip- a.m. we were to meet the other
bombing plane. planes in a rendezvous over a
Wears Five Ribbons certain spot.
"Off We Go ."
A quick look at his achieve- "The meeting broke' up at 8:20,
ments and you can easily under- with the pilots and other crew
stand why his left chest is be- members cracking, 'See you up-
decked with the Distinguished stairs. Good luck.'
Flying Cross and the Silver Star,
in addition to the American De- "As soon as we were off the
fense Service Ribbon and the At- ground and in formation the
lantic and Pacific Ribbons. He tension was off. Smilingly, we
SSunk an 8,000-ton Jap cargo
vessel in the great Bismarck
sea battle, bringing his A-20
home despite a damaged wing
that had clipped the mast of
Helped beat back the en-
croaching Japs through count-
less bombing and strafing mis-
sions when the Nips were only
eight minutes travel time from
the Allies' New Guinea base of
Flew innumerable hit and
run raids in A-20s and A-24s
during his 18-month stay in the
New Guinea-Australia area.
Was considered, like other
A-20 pilots, a one-man army,
because he flew the plane, fired
the guns, and unloosed the
flashed the okeh signal as we
flew by. The rendezvous came
off exactly on schedule, and
what an air show that was!
"The P-38s were up the high-
est. Immediately below them
were the Fortresses. At the
next level were B-25s which
were to do straight bombing,
while under them were other
25s which were to do skip-
bombing and strafing. Under
them were Beaufighters manned
by Australians. We in the
A-20s were at the lowest alti-
"The cloud level was at about
25,000 feet, and although the
weather had been miserable,
the sun came out in full force
When he returned to the United .
States in June he was the only
member of his squadron to come
back alive. ,
The ruddy-cheeked, soft-spoken .
captain looks younger than his 27
years. He enlisted in the Air
Corps in 1939, spending 18 months
at Hickam Field, Hawaii, before
becoming an aviation cadet. Fol-
lowing his training at Kelley and
Randolph Fields, he was stationed
on the eastern seaboard, from
where he .flew antisubmarine
missions. About a month ago he
married a hometown girl.
Now commanding officer of the
302nd Bomber Squadron (D),
Captain Chudoba saw and lived
through hell-the green hell of
the damp, dark jungle and the
fire-red hell of warfare with a
Probably as nerve-wracking as CaptE.i
.the 30-minute battle of the Bis-
imarck -sea was the four-day after we were ten minutes away
wait that preceded the fight. They from our meeting place. The
were 96 hours of tension, specu- sky was blue. The only thing
lation and rumor, we could see was Water. It was
"(ur intelligence. knew the a quiet, peaceful South Pacific
Japs were up to something big day."
when photo reconnaissance
showed that a large concentra- Ready for Action
tion of vessels at Rabaul had dis- Chudoba's ship flew along with
appeared," Chudoba said. "That the other A-20s on what might
was four days before we attacked. have been a routine flight. Sud-
We figured they were headed for denly he noticed splashes in the
either Lae or the Solomons. All water ahead of him. He puzzled
our planes were ordered to lay off over the geysers for a time be-
side missions and to stand by for fore he realized they were caused
immediate action." by the belly gas tanks of. the
"On March 1 Flying Fortresses, P-38s. The Lightnings had cut
despite thick weather, sighted the loose their extra tanks and now
convoy, which consisted of 14 were ready for battle.
ships. The soup closed in again, Almost as soon as the splashes
and the pilots realized the Japs had disappeared, three Jap de-
were counting on landing under stroyers came on the scene. Then
protection of the weather front. Chudoba saw the convoy in the
Eight More Vessels distance. The destroyers sailed
The next day the Americans on a line parallel with the planes,
got a break. The clouds broke then swerved to place themselves
long enough for the Fortresses to between the convoy and the fly-
spot the ships again. Overnight ing Yanks and Aussies.
the convoy had been joined by "The convoy appeared end-
eight more vessels, less," Chudoba said. "The ships
"The Fortresses bombed the were well-spaced and sailed in a
ships," the captain recounted, neat pattern. In less than three
"Three of the ships were hit and minutes the tropical calm was
burst into flames. One sunk, but turned into a cacophony of strid-
the crews of the two others suc- ent engine noises, exploding
ceeded in extinguishing t he shells, whining bombs, and zing-
flames. ing bullets. The pleasant blue of
"On March 3 we were ordered the tropical sky became dappled
Ito stand by, ready to strike. We with thousands of red flashes and
!had coffee at 7 a.m. Everybody back puffs. Those Jap destroyers,
acted brave. The pilots were which were almost as big as
cruisers, sent up plenty of flak
' "Through it all, I saw a tanker
get a direct hit. It exploded and
sent flames and black smoke high
into the air.
"Our radio silence now was
broken, and it seemed that every-
body was screaming at the same
time over all the radios. Zeros
came out of nowhere and shot
at :s from all angles.
"Over the radio you'd hear such
stuff as, 'Hey, Joe, come down
here. Two Zeros are on my tail.'
'What're two Zeros? Thirty of
them are on me up here!'
Good Job by Aussies
"The Aussies in the Beaufight-
ers did a swell job. I. saw one
Beaufighter come in low and rake
the deck of a destroyer from stem
to stern. Right behind the Beau-
fighter came a B-25 that skip-
bombed its. eggs into the hull of
the ship .. and down she
"The sea was filling rapidly
with bombed Japanese about to go
under for the emperor."
Chudoba picked himself a cargo
vessel that was dodging bombs
dropped from upstairs. Between
him and his target were two de-
stroyers. This was his first chance
to try his hand at .skip-bombing
against a moving, target. Until
now he had practiced on the hulk
of a ship sunk in World War I
and which was beached off Port
With guns chattering, the
captain swooped between the
destroyers and raked the decks
of the cargo vessel. The de-
stroyers' ack-ack guns followed
him. One bullet tore through
the canopy over his head.
Wing Clips Mast
Undeterred, he circled and
came back at the vessel for the
kill. The destroyers' guns were
still on him. Down he swept
at the vessel. Then, "Bombs
Chudoba pulled up the sleek
nose of the A-20 a fraction of a
second too late as he shot across
the ship. The leading edge of
his right wing clipped the ves-
sel's mast. But the plane got
away with only a small hole in
It was a pleasant roar that
the captain heard as his target
rocked under the impact of the
bombs. His first attempt at
skip-bombing was a success. His
days of practice against the old
World War I hulk produced for
him a World War I wreck.
The other airmen did all
right, too. Before they finished,
they wiped out every one of
the 22-ship convoy.
The last pleasant.sight Chu-
doba saw as he winged away
from the battle was the smallest
cargo ship in the convoy split-
ting in half after a direct hit.
He was the last .man back to
his base, because of the damaged
wing. Almost as soon as the battle
was over the weather closed in
again. One destroyer that man-
aged to escape the Allies' thun-
derous aerial assault was caught
and sent to the bottom the fol-
The battle of the Bismarck sea
was the roaring success it was,
according to Chudoba, because of
a beautiful job of co-ordination
between intelligence. and opera-
tions, team play by the Yanks and
Aussies, and diligent work by the
The captain was enthusiastic
about the work of ground crews
in New Guinea.
"The men did a swell job
under adverse conditions," he
said. "They repaired planes
with improvised parts. THeir
job was to get the planes in the
air, and they worked like hell
to do it.'
"We figured the planes would
be good for six or seven mis-
sions, but with the ground
crews performing as they did,
we got 50 missions out of them.
A very small number of ships
was lost because of mechanical
26 he was out fighting the Japs
As for the Jap pilots, the first
ones were excellent, according to
Chudoba. But as the war wore
on, the new Nipponese airmen
were not as aggressive as their
The captain saw no incident of
Japanese pilots machine-gunning
parachuting Allied airmen. But
he tells this story:
"Six men had bailed out of a
B-25 and were paddling toward
shore in a life raft when a Zero
approached. The Zero swooped
low, and the men were certain
they were in for a thorough ma-
chine-gunning. When the Jhp
pilot was directly over the raft,
he wobbled his wings. Then he
circled the raft and disappeared."
But for this one isolated inci-
dent of humaneness there are
hundreds of cases of downright
barbarism by the Japanese.
On to Tokio
Chudoba and his fellow airmen
in New Guinea will never forget
the day when they learned of the
horrible fate of captured Ameri-
cans who had dared to bomb
Tokio. If the Jap announcement
was intended to scare off further
American airmen, the Nipponese
brasshats completely missed the
The day Chudoba heard of the
execution he and the others in
New Guinea were ready to hop
off for Tokio immediately.
The assassinations and the loss
of all the men of his old squad-
ron are two big reasons why Chu-
doba wants additional cracks at
the Japs not in the tropical
islands, but against the homeland
. and to hell with Jap threats
of the punishment.
WANA Cr C'.--o..
failure." V A sD anI 5 I Drov
Life in the Raw
Take it from the captain, life That W omen Do
in the Pacific is no picnic, except
when you're shooting down Japs. Kee ~a Secret
In New Guinea the fuel supply Keep a S
was better than the food supply,
he said. For months they had The WAC in' England .may
nothing but canned meat, which throw herself into her job but
was referred to as "dogfood." The she can't talk about it. London
cooks were ingenious at prepar- newspapers dub their assignment
ing it to disguise the appearance, as a "Hush-Hush Job."
but there wasn't much they could Captain Selma Hansen, Los
do about the taste. Fresh eggs Angeles, Calif., and Lt. Dorothy
and milk were simply nonexist- Swart, Elsa, Texas, aided in the
ent. setting up of the new confidential
With the aid of dynamite and communications section in the
the natives, fish was used to vary ETOUSA (European Theater of
the menu. G. I.'s exploded dyna- Operations, U. S. Army), at a
mite in the water, and the "fuzzy- bomber command. They oversaw
wuzzies" grabbed the fish while the installation of a switchboard
they were stunned by the con- in the station which is now
cussion. New Guinea fruits and manned by WAC operators, 24
vegetables were plentiful, but not hours a day on eight-hour shifts.
especially palatable. WAC "hello girls" at the Fight-
The laundry situation was taken er Command are being broken in
care of by the natives, who took for the job by WAAFS whom
in a man's washing for two shill- they are replacing. The WACs
ings a 'week. were given a short course in
Easy to Get Paid British telephone methods in Lon-
Soldiers found that it was easier don before taking over the
to get paid in New Guinea than switchboard.
it sometimes is in the United The WAC in England is replac-
States. ing WAAFS who were tempor-
"All you had to do," Chudoba arily loaned to the United States
said, "was to go to the finance Air Forces. One picked group is
officer, tell him your rank, and replacing men in operations and
you were paid." planning at a fighter command.
Chudoba spent last Christmas at The work of the American WAC
Port Moresby, fighting mosqui- is highly confidential and very
toes. There was no aerial bat- important in air raids, according
tling that day, but on December to military authorities.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address:: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Friday, August 27, 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
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 25.
PLAY BALL, SOLDIER!
A RE you one of those guys who gripe
About having to fall out for calis-
thenics or who plays baseball by proxy
from the sidelines? If you are, you'd better
get in there and start pitching. You'll
probably find that you have muscles you
didn't know existed and they'll all ache
ilke fury when you get out of your bunk
the morning- after the first game, but you'll
find that you are being given something
that will benefit you long after you've
won the war and returned to your civilian
The man who held down a desk job,
previous to his .entry into the army, often
prided himself on his physical fitness and
boasted when he played a round of golf
or a few sets of tennis after "a hard day
at the office". If he was over thirty, he
felt he had really accomplished something
to brag about.
The fellow who played baseball for his
organization on a Sunday afternoon, or
in the evening, felt that he deserved a
medal for his energy after driving a truck
or working at a machine all day. Actually,
both men were kidding themselves. Neither
had done anything remarkable. Both men,
will benefit by the army physical fitness
and sports program.
Medical men have long recognized the
value of physical exercise and competitive
sports to the mental and moral well being
of the individual man or woman. Even the
layman knows that one cannot possess
mental alertness without physical fitness.
Col. Roy D. Holloran, chief of the Army
Medical Corps neuro-psychiatric branch
"The main job of the Army is not so
much to detect and eliminate the men-
tally unfit as to keep the mentally fit in
Not only wi1l the Drew Field physical
fitness and sports program fulfill that func-
tion, but the individual soldier will have
developed permanent fitness that will aid
him in establishing a physical and mental
endurance that will prove invaluable in
the period of readjustment after the war>
The sports program serves many pur-
poses. Participation in athletics not only
gives the individual additional physical
benefits but builds a spirit of co-operation
among the troops that is one of the largest
factors in morale for both individual and
group. Men who have participated in sports
side by side, will be better prepared to
fight side by side. The man who took part
in sports in the army program will be
better -able to co-ordinate himself with
others when he returns to civil life.
Under the Drew Field program, every
man has the opportunity to avail himself
of the benefits of physical fitness and
sports training.- Where, heretofore, only a
few men, the so-called stars of the outfit,
took part in athletic events, now each man.
has an equal opportunity to develop a
new physical and mental sense of well
being that cannot be estimated in dollars
and cents value, both now and in the
years to come.
"That Funny Feeling"
It was not so'long ago when,
walking down the sidewalk of a
busy city, we noticed a man car-
rying a "black box" suspended
from his neck by two straps. As
we approached him we heard a.
faint "click," and then he waved
a small, brown envelope toward
us as we passed by. We realized
then that the "black box" which
he carried wasa camera and that
he had snapped our picture.
This incident sets us to think-
ing. Our. picture is being
"snapped" with a camera, never-
theless, those we meet do have
some sort of picture of us im-
pressed upon their minds. If we
pause to .reflect a moment, we,
too, have such pictures in our
minds-faces, images, people we
have met and associated' with ap-
pear before us. Some we remem-
ber very clearly, others not. But
look at those you remember: here
is one you cannot forget because
he was adept in the art (?) of
cursing; what a profound array
of words in his vocabulary! How
"tough" he thought he was! What
an impression he thought he
made! And he did; you remem-
ber him; you have his picture.
Or there is another you remem-
ber who looked furtively about
lest there be a lady in the group
who might hear the joke he was
about to tell. You have hispic-
On the other hand we possess
other pictures: here is one of
the man who could look you
squarely in the eye, honest and
unashamed, a fine, clean-cut
fellow. .There is one of the
soldier kneeling alone in the
quiet of the chapel in prayer,
reverent and devout. There is
another of the fellow who pro-
tested against the telling of
such jokes which were meant
'for the select few. Another
who said "no" to what he be-
lieved was questionable enter-
tainment, and yet another of
the men filing in, and out of the
,chapel on Sunday morning glad
to have the opportunity to
worship God even though away
from their home church. These,.
too, we remember; we have
their picture. And somehow, as
we see men in uniform, the
highest type of soldier is not'
the one who can curse the best,
or who has many jokes of filth
to tell, or who lets down the
bars of moral decency for his
entertainment; the highest type
of soldiers seems to be who -has
the greatest' respect for the
faculties God has given him
and an equal respect for others.
That character is reflected in
his living, his attitude, his mili-
tary dress and bearing. He
What kind of'a picture do
others have of us? How well do
we photograph? Men and women
in the service are marked indivi-
duals; they wear a uniform and
are a part of an organization set
apart from civilians. They are
very much in the eye of the pub-
lic, and the public has a tendency
to judge the organization by what
they see .in the individuals who
compose it. Whether or not that
judgment is fair or right, is an-
other matter.. Yet, only too often
the Army is given a "black-eye"
because some of its soldiers have
presented a poor picture to them.
Don't let it be said of you that
you photograph badly! Let the
picture others get of you be one
that is a credit to the uniform
you wear, of the Army of which
you are a part, of the Stars and
Stripes which fly over you!
Above all, let God see in you
that which is pleasing and accept-
able unto Him! The Psalmist de-
clares: "Blessed is the man that
walketh not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor standeth in the;'way
of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat
of the scornful. But his delight
is in the law of the Lord." And
it was the Master who said:
"Blessed are they that hear the
word of God and keep it," and
"by their- fruits ye shall know
C. H. ELLER, CHAPLAIN,
84th Bomb Group
At Drew Field
PROTESTANT SERVICES: 10:30
day, 7:30 p.m., Chapels Nos. 3, 4.'
a.m. at all chapels on Sun.; Sun-
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.
JEWISH SERVICES: Friday 8:30
p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m.
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, Mirth, and
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.-WFLA-
Wings and Flashes.
TO THE YANKS"
friday. C I S L
1. Does dew drop from the sky,
or does it form on the object
where you see it?
2. You know what a Major
General is, but what is a Major
3. What is the smallest number
of Senators that can transact
4. Are there male and female
plants and flowers?
5. Arrange in order of bumpi-
ness: shantung, chenille and seer-
6. If your door doesn't have a
spring lock and you lock it from
the inside by turning the key to
the right-do you turn it to the
right or to the left when you
lock it from the outside?
7. When you order that tasty
cheese dish, is it correct to ask
for Welsh Rabbit?
8. Can the average person see
more or less than 500 miles?
9. The average woman is 10, 15
or 35 per cent muscle?
10. Are more men knock-kneed
than women, or more women than
(Answers on Page 8)
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:
I'd like to express my appreciation to Special
Services for the excellent recorded classics pre-
sented each evening at the bandshell; but I
wonder how many music lovers are aware of
the accessibility of these recordings at the Serv-
ice club. One merely chooses the desired selec-
tions, popular or classical, from the music li-
brary in the office and signs for them as for
a book. The next step is to mount the stairs
to the music room where several radio-phono-
graphs are at one's disposal.
It's a splendid way to spend an enjoyable
hour of relaxation.
A. F. C. SCHMIDT,
756th WAC Post Headquarters Co.
Why doesn't Drew Field have a G. I. laundry?
I've been stationed at many posts, and many
posts smaller than Drew Field have .G. I.
MacDill Field has a brand new G. I. laundry
that" does a soldier's laundry (and well) for a
flat $1.50 pdr month. A man can send as many
as 30 pieces a week to the G. I. laundry there.
At Drew Field we have to have our laundry
done by civilian laundries. As we all know,
their prices are not the lowest and it is not
an overstatement to say the work isn't so hot
either. (Example: two uniforms, or four pieces,
costs me 80 cents in town, or over half the
cost of a month's laundry at MacDill.)
Would appreciate any information you can give
on this subject. Hopefully,
T/5 E. B. L.
(QM Lieut. Kiernan advises Reader E. B. L.
and all other G. I.'s to take advantage of laundry
service through squadron supply rooms.. Since
Drew Field is not authorized a laundry, ,the
QM contract service with civilian concerns is the
best obtainable in view of the labor shortage.
The cost, too, is within a soldier's budget. Each
man gets a 10 per cent reduction on his bill.
Price example: 35 cents for a khaki uniform.
Less 10 per cent brings the cost to less than
I noticed that the American Legion is pro-
moting plans for membership of service men
after this war is over. My Dad, and many of
his buddies of World War I belong to. the
Legion today. Wouldn't it be a good idea if we
could formulate an American Legion of all Allied
Nations after this war?
As last time, we will probably be overseas
some time following the actual cessation of
combat. Our buddies, those we took our basic,
with, those who crossed the drink with us, will
be scattered all over the world.
An Allied League of Veterans would keep up.
in contact with each other until "it's all over
over there" and we are back in our own coun-
try, and for years after when we could gather
annually and talk over old times. We'll have
a great deal more to talk over after this scrap.
How's about the idea?
PVT. JOHN SMALL.
(Reader Small has a big idea. An interna-
tional Legion would do much to make all the
world know each other better, would also mean
bigger and better conventions.-Ed.)
'Drew Field Echoes
I keep hearing rumors about this wonderful
new golf course which is to be open to Drew'
men in a little while. It sounds swell, and I,
for one, can't wait to get my hands on a good
set of clubs again.
But if this club is 'to be dpen to both enlisted
men and officers, how can a poor private like
me ever expect to get a chance at the course?
Why should I look forward to spending my day
off out there, when, with my luck, there is sure
to be a General and six Majors who will pop
into the line just as I think my chance has
finally come to get out on the course?
Phooey-I'll go in town, and skip my golf
for the duration, rather than wait all day out
there, giving way to one officer after another.
PVT. JOHNATHAN MITCHELL.
(Don't worry about the General and the Ma-
jors-if you get there first, you're the guy who
gets the clubs. The course will be there for
your use in your spare time, and officers and
enlisted men will be treated alike. There isn't
any preference-you get there early-your
chance at the course will be determined by vour
position in line.)
Drew Field Echoes
The locations of organizations on Drew Field
change so rapidly that it is almost impossible
to keep track of their phone numbers. Although
the several information centers on the base are
constantly on the lookout, it is very difficult
for them to keep up with the daily changes.
Why wouldn't it be possible for each organiza-
tion's phone to be the same number as that of
the organization itself? In that way, the num-
ber of the 501st would be 501, the 903rd Q. M
903, and so on. It would save so much time
and so many headaches.
AUXILIARY JOSEPHINE STIVERS
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
Lt. Turner's Son Is On
Special Orders; Trouble
Dogs 84th's Old Timers
A special order dated 11 August was issued to the 84th Bombard Group over the
signaturee of Lt. Gorman Turner, executive officer, which read in part:
1. The following named enlisted man having reported this station per par 1, SO No. 0711
Hq Angel Air Base, Heaven, is hereby attached to Morton Plant Hospital, for quarters
and rations: Pvt. (521-Basic) Michael John Turner, ASN 1234567 AC, 61/2 pounds.
2. Pvt. (521) Michael John Turner is relieved from hospital duty and is further assigned
to First Mother Command, and will report to the Commanding Officer, Winifred Turner for
the purpose of pursuing a course in a normal and happy life. EM will report to CO for
necessary changes in records and diapers.
3. Under prevailing provisions EM is authorized to wear the Good Conduct Medal until
further notice. By command of GENERAL LIFE:
(Signed) Lt. Turner.
Incidentally, there are a few
old hands at HQ who are also
allowed to wear the Good Con-
duct Medal. They are T/Sgt.
Lloyd C. Fulcher, S/Sgt. Joseph
P. Braswell, Sgt. Boyd L. Berry
and Cpl. Otto W. Schultz.
So Long, LeRoy ...
Pfc. LeRoy J. Mueller returned
Erom his furlough dirty and wan
like everyone else riding the
trains through the glorious south-
land, but for a guy returning to
the salt mines, he appeared to be
radiant. Reason: He became en-
gaged to that girl whose photo
he was always showing us.
Got Arthur at Last!
Sir Arthur of Edmonston, the
minute lad who heads the offi-
cer's section, was forced by the
new edict to attend physical
training. He hasn't done anything
more strenuous .han tie his shoe
laces since he vacationed in a
hotel in Atlantic City at Uncle
Sam's behest. He discovered all
those ligaments and tendons that
he presumed were to be found
only in anatomy books.
And Cpl. Harlan F. Scharff left
.he P. T. field completely bat-
tered; no one touched him but
he had a neck so stiff he couldn't
have turned it if Lana Turner
walked behind him. He got well
on a brew the witches concocted
They've Turned on Willie
The new pestilence loosed on
the Headquarters barracks is that
virus known as "''illie" Williams.
In fairness, it must be said that
the Tech. Sgt. drags us out of our
bunks in the morning with all
:the tenderness of a Stormovik
dive bomber hitting Kharkov.
FREE MENDING FOR
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrons or insignia sewed on,
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the
Officers' Wives' Sewing club.
Clothes should be left at
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock
each Tuesday morning.
4th SAW Operatives on gui
Vive; Swamp 13 Seethes
With Activity--And Mud
Team Leads League; Frogs Change Beds
To Corporals' Embarrassment
By CPL. EUGENE G. HORTON
4th S.A.W. Tng Co.
Tng. Co. A
Wiping the mud out of his eyes this correspondent calls his spys
in for a conference to see what has been going on 'round and about
while he has been gold-bricking in the wilds of Swamp Thirteen.
Now it has happened! Our supply experts have developed
concentrated rations after much research, but T/5 "Mail Marshal"
Butler comes up with the latest. The concentrated day off. "I can
have as much fun in town in three hours as the other guys can
have in a whole day," he says, says he.
Secret Operative WDAGO-
0013's latest report from the Pro- Bn's gain, so good luck at your
cessing area. "We oughta be in new job Lieutenant.
the Engineers Corps. We build Just too late for last weeks
the bridge. We dig the ditch. We column came the news that
work in the mud. And do we column came the news that
have the blisters. Ouch!. from now on it will be Major
have the blistersand not Captain Byrne. Con-
SEEMS THAT LONG, MAYBE gratulations.
Problem in mathematics- So Pfc. Stallins looked very
T/5 Okuska trying to figure out tired Tuesday morning. When
how he could have spent twenty questioned as to the possibilities
months on Drew Field (as per of his having been on a party and
a certain report) when he has now carrying a hangover, he re-
been in the army only eleven vealed a startling story. He had
months. "The government owes been lured in to what he thought
me plenty," he says as he was a two-hour trip to Lake
counts up those extra nine Thonatassa with the Record In-
months. spectors and did not get back un-
Flash! Operative WDAGO- til 0500!
009 reporting from Tampa. Cpl. NEWSMEN CAN'T WIN,
Sherer was seen parked on Co- ANYWAY
lumbia drive talking to a WAC
on a motorcycle. When ques- Error of the week-Seems Pvt.
tioned he stated she was check- Carlin recorded F/Sgt. Kaish in
ing his headlights for dimout cov- his weekly wandering for the AW
ering. All right we believe you, Reporter as a T/Sgt and got
Bill. boosted from the orderly room.
Latrinogram XZ960. We are "See those," said F/Sgt. Kaish, in-
scheduled for the Amphibious dicating his six and a diamond,"
Forces. At least we have been those stand for first sergeant in
practicing landing operations in case no one had broken the news
the mud and water. And on our to you yet." Too bad, Pvt. Carlin
faces too! Calesthenics in the had a furlough coming up too.
rain-Ah, that inspires me-Par- Barracks fotos Pfc. Grady,
don me while I go write a lyric. "Ten O'clock, turn those lights
Ta da, ta da. out." Cpl. Ortega placing frogs in
The headquarters personnel Cpl. Vinciguerra's bed and getting
was sorry to see Lt. Kramer leav- no results.-S/Sgt. Van Fossen
ing us Friday morning. However, putting a toad in Cpl.' Ortega's
the 4th Tng Bn's loss is the 2nd bed and getting plenty action.-
501st SAWR Bounces Again;
2 in 2 Weeks Close, Eh, Sarge
By S-SGT. E. J. DAUB
The 501st SAWR is on the move
again. After just getting settled
and fixing up the building and
grounds of the former AWUTC
Hq. Regimental Hq's is back in
the building we moved out of a
.month ago on the east corner of
1st St. and Ave. L. Some of the
men have suggested operating on
four 21/ ton trucks to save val-
Cigars again the 2nd time
in two weeks and another girl
8% Ibs. The proud father M-Sgt.
Cincotta. Personnel Sgt. Major
of this Hq's. Mother and baby
are doing nicely. Sgt. Cincotta
is much better too.
Sgt. Crozier of Hq. Co. is back
on the job again full of pep. He
says that's the way you get when
you only see your girl friend once
every, six months.
Our Regimental Sgt. Major,
M-Sgt. O'Shea is a little disap-
pointed about receiving his good
conduct ribbon. According to the
Army regulations they cannot be
worn on the cotton uniform. Cheer
up Sgt., those cool winter breezes
are just around the corner and
it can be worn on the winter
T-5 Win. C. Goodness the C.Q.
of Hq. Co. got his trumpet out
of its case the other night to
blow some of the dust out of it.
As he sat back in his chair to
play his thoughts went back a
couple of years to the good
times he had in traveling all
over the U. S. with Sally
Rand's All American Review.
Good old Sally, said Bill.
We have a new section chief in
the endorsement section S-Sgt.
John Compson who is replacing
Sgt. Charlie Sanders, who was
transferred to the 2nd Sig AW
Tng Bn. Good luck to you both.
1st Sgt Harold Rhinefeld is
back as top kick in Hq Plott Bn
after a rest cure of one month.
Take it easy Sarge. Glad to see
Pfc. Jagodka returning from fur-
lough muttering, "Where'd those
fifteen days go? I could stood
Office Fotos Sgt. Royall
pounding the time recording ma-
chine-T/5 Belue with his head
buried in a file. drawer-Sgt.
Weimer wiping ink off his hands
and yelling "What? ANOTHER
memorandum to mimeograph!"-
T/5 Bloxson fighting his way
through the coke machine com-
mandos to refill the machine.-
T/5 Kowalski charging into Dis-
tribution Center asking, "Where
are my reports? If I don't get
them by 1600 I'll send out a de-
linquency."-S/Sgt. Shargel say-
ing, "You'll have to requisition
it!" Sgt. Fay telling the Hq. and
Hq. Co., "I'm the second Tyson."
Shultz's "Adventure into ASPT"
(A tragedy). A very enlighten-
ing manuscript. Highly recom-
Sports World At the end
of the second week the process-
ing team sat on top of the league
with a record of eight wins to no
losses. All other claims to their
title were erased when they
blasted the orderly room team
from the undefeated ranks by a
score of 11 to 0.
Ever had your back rubbed? Now, there's a sensation! You
can have your parties, your lovely ladies, your moonlight and your
sandy beaches, but give me a good, old-fashioned back rub. When
someone rubs my back, I don't know, I can just sorta drift away into
the heavens above. Gee, and I used to cuss the dog because he
bothered me all the time! Funny, when you think how close a man
is to a dog. Some of the simplest things in life can be the most
enjoyable. Ah, yes, the back rub.
Speakin' of rain, did you ever see such stuff as falls out of the
sky here in Florida? "Dew," they call it! If that stuff was "dew"
last Sunday, they had better start crossing their Honey Dew Melons
down here with rowboats, so that they can be rowed up to the door.
I've never been so wet in my life. They say that the sun here goes
in six inches, but of course they don't mention the rain. Why, it
rained so hara that day that every time I shook hands with some-
one, water drooled out from under my fingernails. The funny part
is, that the cars drove right by. Maybe the folks are afraid of get-
ting the interior of their cars wet. Of course, a man gets wet
too, but after all, he is expendable, and you can't get a car every
day. I guess that must be the explanation.
And then there was the Lieutenant in Special Services, who
rushed out into the night to cover an assignment. "Gotta get that
siren we need." It so happens that his office did have need for a
siren, but, seeing the same Loot in town later that night, he must
have made a mistake. He was walking along Florida with a beau-
tiful armful of the nicest things Mother Nature does to a woman. On
second thought, maybe we made the mistake.
DANCES: I went to one once. They say that they are a great
morale booster. They may be a benefit to the morale, but I still
don't see why a fella wants to spend money for a clean uniform,
flowers (or am I being funny?) cab, (or is this an on-the-post job)?
and all the rest that goes with it; only to be uncomfortably tossed
around, ruin the uniform, and get in a bad humor (or are you used
to this sort of thing?) Maybe I'm just an old goat, but, gee whiz,
I suffered the other night, and on top of that, I didn't get a dance
with my own girl. Those wolves are great guys, but oh how I wish
that they would go out and bay at the moon. It would be nice if
there was a place where a jerk (guy like me), could take his own
girl, and dance (with the same girl), without being bombarded by a
raft of personality-kids, who are good guys, but ... gee!
Talking to a mother in town the other day, the conversation
drifted around to letters home. Her boy is somewhat right here
in the states, but she doesn't know just where. There is no reason
why she shouldn't, other than the fact that the lad hasn't written.
Now, that's no way to treat that little ole gal. She is pretty much
interested in the way you are making out, fella. Don't you think
that it would be a nice gesture, a nice "friendly" gesture, to just
drop a line? You don't have to write a full page, just a line or two.
Tell you what I'll do. If you are so terribly "busy," you just drop
a line to the Echoes office, or stop by, and I'll write the thing for
you. It might even be worthwhile to have form sheets made up,
and you would only have to fill 'em in. I'll even fill in the blanks
for you. Give this little matter a thought (when you get a break),
and see if you don't think it worth while to use the facilities of
this column. You birds who don't take out a couple of minutes in
the course of a day to write at least a note to your home should be
KP'd for life. Give them a break. They don't deserve to worry
over you. If several million other Joes can do it, so can you!
Noticed the other day that the attendance at the Base Hobby
Shop has made a startling increase. Looking over the books, learned
that the increase came during Friday. Reason? The GI's are in-
vading the joint to make their buckles shiny on the buffing ma-
chine. Inspection! (This is not an advertisement.)
Walking around the base as usual the other day, and noticed
the time. It was getting near retreat time. I decided to pay a
little attention to the civilians. Does a fellow have to be in uni-
form to have respect for the flag?, or can just anybody get in on
it? Couldn't help but notice that several of them looked at the
GI's standing at attention, at present arms, or hand salute, as though
it was something very unusual to see a guy pay homage to his
flag. There happens to be a set manner in which a civilian can
acknowledge retreat, too. I'm not going to tell you how. It's in
the manual, or, if anyone is interested enough to learn, I'll write
you an answer to any question you might have. It looks bad,
though, to see everything stop on the Base for a short minute, and
have people running around in the midst of it, all oblivious to the
fact that retreat is a pretty important part of a soldier's life. It's
almost like sneezing in church.
Why do the soldiers in an Army town take such a lacing? Well,
it seems that someone said once that "War is a business." They
weren't kidding, either. What a business! Ask any merchant in
Tampa, for instance. (That's about all you'll get!). Take one night
spot, for example. I'm not going to mention names; but it seems
a darned shame that a guy has to sweat and strain, lifting the bale
and toin' the barge all month long to get a little of the stuff that
makes the world do the things that it does, only to have it taken
away in onk fell swoop. Now, myself, I don't mind paying a little
for something, but I hate like heck to pay a lot for nothing. This
one establishment (sort of a hi hat place), stopped selling straight
drinks a short while ago because the profits weren't quite whale
the boss wanted. You get 'em all mixed, now. I stopped at the
bar of this place, and picked up one of the measuring glasses.
(Jiggers, think they call 'em.) I could just squeeze my Parker 51
into the opening and there was about 5 inches of the 6-inch pen
left out in the cold. The prices? Highest in town. I'm not advo-
cating liquor as a cure-all, but, darn it, when a man buys a drink,
why does he have to pay the rent on the joint, too? So you get
a floor show, and a band, but this is still Tampa, regardless, and
you can't kid the boys from the big city forever. We don't wani
a break, but we don't want to be broke, either.
You know, there are so many times in the life of a guy, when
he just wants to sit and think. Ever do that? Just sit. Just close
your eyes, and let whatever pops into your mind take over? I did.
I got myself so lost in my thoughts that the MPs rescued me. There
I was, walking out the back door of the Service club, with a chair
under one arm, and a table heaped with cokes under the other. Ah
yes, thoughts of my own!
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
A one-star general reviews his troops. The General, sor
mascot of the 756th WAC Post Headquarters Company,
Drew Field, doesn't appear too greatly impressed with his 'co
feline ranks, Rogers, and Susie-Que. The troops don't hea
appear too impressed with the General either. The in- ter
spections are held at irregular intervals. Re
Sloan and Young, 304th,
Sport New Silver Bars for
By SGT. T. B. MacPHEE ing the first two weeks of August.
The 304th Bomb Squadron was We are indeed glad to hear Pfc.
well represented when the follow- Harold Shearer is going to attend
ing named enlisted men received ASTP School. He was in charge
Good Conduct Medals: F/Sgt. of the Personnel Department in
Stinnette, S/Sgt. Morlock, S/Sgt. the Orderly Room, and really did
Short, S/Sgt. Woods, Sgt. Neider, a grand job. Sgt. "Wild Bill"
Cpl. Beczak, Pfc. Prasen, M/Sgt. Greenberg will take over the
Nealon, S/Sgt. Morrison, S/Sgt. many headaches of Pfc. Shearer.
Steinmetz, Sgt. Datorre, Sgt. Srp, While on the subject of Orderly
Cpl. Rezney and Pfc. Schartner. Room Personnel, we were happy
Congratulations on your good to learn that each enlisted man
work, men! qualified on the Rifle Range.
Sm The Armament boys extend a
Lieutenant Sloan and Lieu- warm welcome to Lt. Cilley, who
tenant Young, of Communica- has just returned from a very
tions and Engineering respec- enjoyable leave with his family
tively, were recently promoted in New Hampshire. S/Sgt. Gil-
to 1st Lieutenants. Congratula- lespie will no doubt discontinue
tions from your boys, they are his trips to St. Pete after this
proud to be working under you. month. We're wondering why?
Cpl. Ghee bid farewell to the Could it be a visitor from the
gang in communications, in order home state?
to join the Star Unit at Stetson For the benefit of youse in-
University. Their best wishes fol- quisitive guys, here are the lat-
low him. Sgt. Mardany is back est reports on the men who
at his old post in charge of trans- qualified as expert or sharp-
portation for communications. shooter in the 491st: Pfc. Pu-
lick 185, Cpl. Worden 176, Pvt.
Pvt. Snyder would like it to Thatcher 171, Pvt. Siens 168,
be known that he's available Pvt. Mace 168, Pfc. Hetric 170,
for any and all entertainment Sgt. Darby 169, Cpl. Thomas
programs. As Rosy said, "Sin- 168,. S/Sgt. Short 171, Pvt.
atra is in California, and Sny- 168,. S/Sgt. Short 171, Pvt.
rising alioria and ny- Phillips 174, Pfc. Parker 171,
der is in Florida!Pf. W. T. Martin 178, Pfc. C.
The boys on the line are now A. Martin 168, Cpl. Kirkpatrick
referring to the Operations Of- 168, Cpl. Joseph 171, Pfc.
fice as "Gestapo Headquarters." Bertsch 172, Pvt. Carter 168,
Reason for this is that an inter- Cpl. Hommel 176, Cpl. James
office communication system has 168, Cpl. laciofanio 168, Pfc.
been installed, with the master Lowery 173, Sgt. Iverson 171,
control box in Operations. This Cpl. M. Levy 175, Pfc. Buck
control box permits them to listen 178, Cpl. Balke 174, Cpl. Krantz
in on everything that transpires 173, Pvt. Fisher 168, Pvt. Lary
in all departments. Rumor has it 170, Pvt. Yocco 169, S/Sgt. Kopp
that television may be installed 168, Cpl. Kokonin 168, Cpl.
alongside the communications Kopplin 175, Cpl. Lesner 168
system. Now they have hopes of and Cpl. Conat 169.
having a connection with the Flash! This correspondent has
WAC barracks soon! just been informed that S/Sgt.
Cpl. Spizzirri is faithful to his Machuszek will attend a wedding
fiancee, very much so. A mem- today. Too bad its not your own,
her of the WAC has been cast- Charles. He has been selected to
ing that "come hither" look at be best man when one of his best
him with no results whatsoever! friends "middle aisle's it" today.
We wonder if the Cpl. is actually
keeping his fiancee in mind or SOLDIER GETS HIS SMOKES
whether the WAC has him fright- ABILENE, -Tex. When em-
ened? ployes of the local Coca-Cola
From all reports and appear- company bought cigarettes for
ances, S/Sgt. Machuszek had a men overseas, they said they
great time visiting his relatives hoped the smokes went to some-
in Paterson, N. J. We would like body they knew. Shortly after-
to know how to gain 15 lbs. while ward they received a letter from
on furlough, Sgt.? S/Sgt. Wil- one of their former fellow work-
liams is planning to take a three- ers; he had been given the cigar-
day furlough soon. It seems he ettes on a ship bound for North
has been working too hard, dur- Africa.
"Oops ...... Brakes!"
46 Is Off to Bad Start 330t1
Vith Only 4 Bare Walls In H
knd Lone Coke Machine By
Correspondent Kindly Offers 0th b
Ride to Our 'Mysterious WAC!' hive is i
By CPL. CHARLES MARGOLIS periance
With four bare walls, a coke machine and Pvt. Baum- men go
oll, 746 is off to a bad start. The lack of a stapling ma- The
ine will prove no obstacle whatsoever, was the
With quarters spread out on tension
ih ends of the field it takes a Lowly ouseh od L bliss. C
ineuver to bring the company hoWy OUSo 1 his brid.
gether. It's possible these pre-
ainary maneuvers are part of Bleach Becomes h
r O. T.*ime Bleach Becoals house f
These last few busy days makes W artme Agent hunting
5 Carrington feel as if he can rtii e I AgEE animals
:e advantage of section 8 or himself
ne such thing. If the American housewife's shooting
T/5 Coppel's trip to New Mex- linens no longer appear so white Pvt.
must have been more than a on Monday's wash line, it may be Thrush
ig journey. We have yet to due to the fact that one of the melodi
ar about some of the more in- most commonly used household on a WV
testing details, bleaches and disinfectants has he has
Congratulations are due T/5 been enlisted as a war-time his sle
yes. We understand father and agent. cidenta
by are doing well. It was tough Clorox, one of the foremost of our
ng at first but he has taken it household aids; has been recog- round
e a man. nized by scientists as a most ef- the Ta
r/5 Barkley returned from his fective agent for neutralizing It w-
'lough. Judging from his ap- liquid mustard and Lewisite war win in
arance, he looks none the worse gases. we dro
:his experience. Extensive tests, including many Tampa
'vt. Kleinberg may yet reach on human subjects, have been 3. Lt
ne as a book reviewer once made by Clorox technicians, by ardent
cognition is received from the university scientists and by re- pointed
choes." search chemists, conclusively long ti
T/5 Shrum does not care for proving the value of the bleach it, Til
eap cigars-who does? But he for this purpose. Congr
.uld learn to smoke the low- The tests show that it is es- for the
ced ones before going in for sential to render immediate tions of
* more expensive variety. treatment in case of liquid gas Clamroc
?/4 Clark will walk if neces- contamination. There must be returnee
y but does prefer to ride any no delay as every second counts. that Pit
e anyd where. The importance of the time ele- to Tamr
ment is vividly illustrated in he proud
a/Sgt. Anderson disclaims all tests made at intervals of minutes pounds
moralistic ambitions-but we after exposure, muscle.'
e still hoping. We think the Next in importance is the Why
geant is just newspaper shy. speed of the- detoxifying agent of Lowe
Sgt. Lebold may yet turn up in neutralizing liquid gas. Clorox ing her
tole puncher despite the handi- proves most effective due to the with the
Sof WD circular 62. fact that it is free from caustic
)ne of M/Sgt. Reilly's best which permits a much faster Pvt. ]
orts is basketball, having action than when caustic is Pfc. Cc
lived a mean ball for Man- present. In addition to its have in
tan. speedy action, the purity, stabil- game ol
We are still trying to figure ity and high strength of Clorox hours, fc
what sport S/Sgt. Poole are important factors in its use
-s best. t as a wartime agent in combating
liquid gas. SMITHS
IR WAC IS A LONE WOLF SHAR
Last week's story in the If you have a gripe, why not name p
hoes under the headline "Mys- get it off your chest by writing Personni
ious WAC will begin daily in- a letter to "G-Ideas," in the near Sh;
action gives us no cause for ECHOES? Or maybe you have diers by
xiety. We understand this some good, constructive sugges- in the
tain WAC will roam the base tions to offer that would be hold sec
the lookout for the neatest adopted to everyone's advantage, there a
st soldierly soldiers. What Let's have'em. names o
hers us is that should this
AC approach this area, it's L H ancock B o 581
find her way out without a
Pass. Si A B
We might instead offer toSignal A W Batf 11
sport her to and fro in one
our jeeps so that it will not Lt. Francis B. Hancock, whose received
necessary for her to just roam. services were engaged by the S-1 battalion
)n second thought, this might Section of this headquarters, will all agree
a precedent for all WACS to assist Captain Boardman, who some re;
m around as unofficial in- heads this ever-growing section. see any
ctors. Recent acquisitions in the way of the water
'o add to the confusion some enlisted personnel include Pvt. march,
might also think it a good Jacob Weidenbaum, now assum- blister p
a to roam the base on the ing a goodly portion of S-l's bur- evening's
kout for the neatest WAC. den, and Pfc. Leon A. Dougherty, the ever
ere is no telling where we assisting Cpl. D'Oria in Message of the
uld end up. Center. Pvt. Weidenbaum is a over to
native New Yorker, and was other nig
actively engaged in the practice the swel
of law for 12 years prior to his portatior
entry into the service. Pfc. by our
IACs t o Ha e Dougherty hails from Los An- men, to
geles, and was in the banking tended.
business, as senior teller, for 14 many m
years. Despite their diversified plaint v
loviesl W eekI backgrounds, 'professionally and many gi]
y geographically, they have melted to-a-girl
easily into their respective jobs, just aboi
'he first of a series of enter- which they are performing com- idea? W
ling, as well -as educational mendably. Another newcomer is and sign
vies were shown at the Rocky Frederick E. Gromet, in charge of Miscel
nt mess hall Thursday evening the filing section. Gromet is like- tains Bo
tough the courtesy of the Spec- wise an attorney from New York, cently pi
Service Office. with many years of practice to Ditto tc
'he pictures, The Battle of his credit. The filing section is Stiehl's c
Iway, a color film, and Target a tough assignment, but under its to serge;
Tonight, depicting the actual new chief, the happy dreams of Sgt. Leo
inning and carrying out of an finding a paper in a flash may from a c
raid over enemy territory by well become a reality. By the feeling I
RAF, ran for more than an way, if the clouds of cigar smoke Sgt. Juc
.r. knocked you for a loop in this from the
'ifty or more WACs perched on area Wednesday morning, look to to break
;s hall tables and benches to Fred Gromet for the cause. He knows!!
oy cigarettes, ice cream and became the proud father of a on furlou
es during the performance, baby boy the night before, and and by
e Special Service Office plans he's still nursing his crushed say we r
present movies weekly at the fingers after receiving the best serve th
.C base. It was suggested that wishes of the multitude. Mother, Military
shows be given on Monday child and father are all doing Okay!!
nings, WAC Night, in order nicely.
t more members of the com- The bi-weekly parades and for- SG1
.y will be free to attend. mal retreat formations are being
'VT. I. L. ESKENAZI
nber of the boys from the
have returned from fur-
his week, and the old bee
beginning to hum as usual.
had' some varied ex-
es which should give us
of what happens when
home on furlough.
most outstanding event
marriage of S/Sgt. Mol-
who got a one day ex-
to lengthen his state of
congratulations to him and
t Marksman S/Sgt. Staek-
ound time to go on a
trip (the type in which
are involved) and shoot
a ten point Buck. Nice
Hasenjagger, our Irish
, is so enthralled by the
c strains of "Coming in
Ving and a Prayer," that
taken to singing it in
ep quite regularly. In-
aIly, Hassey is the first
ball players to hit a
tripper since we entered
mpa City Loop.
wasn't enough to insure a
Sour first contest, and
ipped a heart-breaker to
Shipyards. Result: 4 to
Mazzolla, our most
fan, was terribly disap-
Sin our first loss in a
me. We'll make up for
atulations are in order
much deserved promo-
Pfc. Kraft and Pfc. Mac-
ch. Pvt. Puhalo who just
d from furlough maintains
tsburgh beer is superior
pa's. To support his claim,
udly points to the five
he added to his "beer
does Miss Connie Howard
ell, Mass., persist in send-
beau, Cpl. Durkin, letters
e stamps on upside down?
Leisenring, Pfc. Wallace,
ozza, and Cpl. Marsden
dulged in their favorite
f "G. I. Golf" after duty
or the past three days.
i GO TO WAR
ON, Pa.-Smiths lead the
parade at the Shenango
el Replacement depot
aron. There are 512 sol-
the name of Smith listed
post directory. Millers
ond place with 274, while
re 215 listed with the
enthusiastically by the
Is' personnel, and they
e that it feels great to do
1a "soldiering." We didn't
"hot dogs" relaxing in
er pails after the last
although an occasional
popped up to spoil the
s date. And speaking of
ling date, the lucky lads
battalion who traipsed
the dance at St. Pete the
ght are still talking about
1 time they had. Trans-
1 was supplied both ways
own Motor Transport
whom our thanx are ex-
For the first time in
oons, the soldiers' com-
was that there were too
rls !! The usual 12-men-
setup was cut down to
ut one to one. Like the
Vatch your bulletin board
up for the next shindig.
lany: Congrats to Cap-
oardman and Evans, re-
romoted to that rank .
o David Gatten, Col.
chauffeur, who was upped
ant last week Tech.
on Siegel just returned
onvalescent furlough ..
nuch better. ... Staff
dd Shapiro discharged
hospital, says it's easier
out of jail. Maybe he
S. Tech. Sgt. Rigler is
ugh well-deserved ..
the way whaddaya
make lotsa effort to ob-
e rules on Safeguarding
Information? .. Okay?
'. MARTIN L. WOLF,
9 UP % .- I ----I - -- -
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
YOU'LL HAVE TO SHOW
US THOSE 'GRANDMAS'
Headquarters and plotting is soon going to lose one of-
the outstanding characters in the company. I refer, of course,
to nbne other than sharp-shooting, rootin', tootin' "Already
Tech. Sgt. Dwyer is busy as a
bee in his new job of provost
sergeant. This company is now
known as the PX Lovers, Incor-
porated, and what's more they're
all crazy about the same part of
Sgt. Russo, the famous daddy of
headquarters and plotting, has
just returned from a three-day
pass. First Sgt. Crosseti, even
after introduced to St. Pete by
Sgt. Kaye, still seems to prefer
Winterhaven. But he's not averse
to the Px or St. Pete, either.
Corporal Pequet misses his
grandma-poor guy! First Lt.
Hersh, acting C.O., is destined to
attend officers school shortly.
Ttk, tsk, he's such a nice fellow,
The wolves are roaring for an-
other party this payday, and
plans aer already under way for
one. A lovely Px redhead whose
first initial is Virginia has been
asking for Corporal Demonja.
Yas, and "Pinky' seems interested
too. Oh, you Tyrone!
Corporal Rountree is out run-
ning the balls of his feet off. Yup,
he's out for track. Is he good?
Ask a certain WAC staff sergeant.
It was gratifying to see the
way all the men pitched in to
clean up the barrack vacated by
Company X. The men in this
outfit were, on the whole, found
to have good teeth at a recent
dental inspection. This is odd,
indeed, considering the fact that
we've all been beating our gums
Sgt. Porter and Sgt. Crosetti
have both taken off on a three
day pass. We have a hunch that
Sgt. Crosetti is going to Winter
Haven, and we know that Sgt.
Porter is going to see grandma
at Bradenton, "just one time."
Wonder how Lt. Baldwin is en-
joying his honeymoon?
Poker is king in Headquarters
and Plotting company. Dice
seems definitely to have taken a
back seat. This is, indeed, a sign
of the high cultural atmosphere
prevailing in this company!
Company "D" of the 570th Aw.
Bn. is once again at full strength.
First Sgt. Votto has been busy
the last week welcoming the men
back from both the hospital and
the different schools.
Lt. Wilmuth was laid up with a
bad ankle, while M/Sgt. Antolack
was the victim of an infected
finger. To make matters worse,
our happy warrior T/5 Cong Jue
had a tooth pulled, with the re-
sult that he was disabled for a
fortnight. We all missed that
The men returning from school
include Cpl. Karstens who is now
an expert at hiding, bless his little
"Hart." Cpl. O'Donnell and T/5
Rue returned while there they
dabbled at radio's new toy F. M.
Pvt. Burns and Pfc. Johnson are
now full fledged plotters, and al-
ready Johnson is plotting to get
out of things.
To make the roster complete,
S/Sgt. Horsley is expected back
from his furlough in a- day or
so. Just before leaving, he
penned a proposal to a girl back
home. We are holding our
breath, hoping he brings her back
With all the men back on duty
Sgt. D'Aleo is once again in his
prime. For awhile the company
was so small, the Sgt. was
ashamed to march them around.
Credit for the best looking area
for miles around goes to T/5
Huot. The grounds look so good
nobody will go near the place.
It looks like it's haunted!
Lt. Whetzel, our new command-
ing officer, seems to like the men,
and they feel much the same way
WAR SILENCES CHIMES
BERKELEY, Cal. Among the
war casualties of the University
of California are the chimes con-
certs from the famous campanile.
Concerts have been given reg-
ularly since the chimes were first
installed in 1917. Lack of cash
is the principal cause. However,
John M. Noyes, the chimes-mast-
er, and his assistant, Miss Mar-
garet Murdock,. although called
upon to "double in brass" in other
paying jobs at the University,
have agreed to keep the chimes
chiming whenever they have
To 405th Gp.
The 405th Bomb Group softball
team (the big brutes) tackled the
WACs in a game Tuesday night
and tossed the G. I. gals for a 22-
11 loss in a rousing six-inning
game on the losers' home grounds.
There were several rough plays
and a couple of the female sol-
diers won't be comfortable for
several days. Corporal "Brooklyn"
Jacobs (a WAC) was hit on the
dome by a pitched ball, and didn't
even get a free base on it. First
baseman Sak (another WAC) was
hit in the mouth by the ball as
she attempted to steal second.
The gals are positive they can
do better and to prove it, have
asked for a return match, date
to be announced.
Other WACs on the team were
Salisbury, Kusic, "Texas" Nail. Beck-
ner, Inegez, Falanga. and Brown.
Members of the 405th team were
Grimm. Kaiser, Hester, Grenner, Haas,
Hite, Frinquis, Manning, Kruger. Nolte
405TH 550 192-22
WACs 002 351-11
303rd Sq. Fishermen Dare
You to Beat 70-Lb. Tarpon
The 303rd felt like a black
sheep during the past week, for it
had to remain in the old shack
area while other squadrons moved
into new buildings.. However,
when the word was given, it did
not take the squadron long to
move. Some departments even
elbowed the carpenters out!
Sidelights: The night crew
men spent their day in their
bunks avoiding the work, sweat
and labor of moving. Communi-
cations set up its equipment to
teach Morse code in a big way.
Energetic Cpl. Hall of Tech Sup-
ply, who can compete with Sears
Roebuck in the number of items
carried in stock or obtainable on
short notice, wonders what to do
with all the space given his de-
Before the move, Hall had ac-
quired the ability to keep all his
equipment in two buildings
scarcely larger than dbghouses,
and he now finds it difficult to
get out of the habit.
The tarpon fishing pictures
shown by Gadabout Gadd a few
weeks ago, have produced re-
sults in this squadron. Last week,
Sgts. Ely and Meisenhelter, with
Cpl. Ehle, went to Dawson's
fishing camp at Gandy bridge,
and had a fine morning. They
were able to stay in the boat, de-
spite the best efforts of tarpon
ranging from 40 to 70 pounds.
Pvt. Pace went to Dawson's a
few days later and claimed a 50-
pounder. Meisenhelter claims the
squadron record of 70 pounds.
Beat it, if you can!
Without any advance rumors,
11 of our men received the Good
Conduct medal during the past
week. Five men on the line re-
ceived the award: Sergeants
Johnson, Spiller, Snyder, Caven-
der and Parham. Cavender cer-
tainly deserves it, for he has not
been off the base more than twice
since May. Sgt. Short also re-
ceived one. He might.be entitled
to wear an oak leaf cluster on
his, if he can remain calm while
completing the carpentry on the
new buildings. Other winners
were Sgt. Huffsttler of the mess
hall, Sgt. Yuhas of Group Head-
quarters, Cpl. Rommel of Tech
Supply, and ever-smiling Cpl. Fa-
kouri of Supply. Surprisingly
enough, a Medic, Cpl. McHugh,
was on the list, despite the in-
fluence of one Sgt. Ulmer!
Ever go into the library at the
Service Club? What ever your
taste in reading, chances are.there
will be something on the shelves
you like, whether technical or
fictional. No red tape in getting
TO REPAIR WATCHES
Lieutenant Emanuel Abram-
son, assistant PX officer, is
looking for an enlisted man
who has had experience at re-
G. I.'s who think they are
qualified to take timepieces
apart and put them together
are advised to see the PX per-
sonnel officer at 1st St. and B
Ave., or telephone 877.
Going Great Guns
By CPL. LEONARD RASKIN
We take time out, this week,
to pay tribute to the men tem-
porarily assigned to the 828th,
who are doing a swell job. Lt.
Janus, new commander of the
guard, on D.S., is doing a crack
up job as far as everyone here is
It's high time somebody gave
Sgts. Hanley and Keenan some
credit for the excellent work
they have been doing as the non-
com commanders of the guard.
We're all glad to see Sgt. Keenan
back to work after being laid up
in the hospital, due to injuries
sustained in the line of duty. He
prefers, however the nurses at the
Base Hospital to the men of the
We are proud and yet sad to
learn that Cpl. Cy Horwitz, act-
ing Sgt. of the Guard, after being
technically accepted to attend
West Point Military academy, lost
his appointment because he was
lacking two teeth. Cy, is defi-
nitely Officer material, and his
worth is bound to be realized.
Acting Cpl. of the Guard, Sy
Appelbaum, is all helped up, and
raring to go ... he received word
that his kid brother is "Over
. George Mavromatis who is
"Gate Keeper" at the Base Stock-
ade, is the dramatist of the 828th,
George can mimic anybody, in-
cluding himself Cpl. Caruso
still counting the winnings ac-
cumulated last payday Mrs.
Caruso will undoubtedly be
sporting Mink this winter.
Marshal Is Athlete.
Author. Judo Expert
B. S/SGT. FRANCIS E. NOWICKI
Back from a tour of duty in the European theater of
operations, First Lt. Vernon L. Brown, an expert in Judo
and Commando tactics, has assumed- his duties as Camp
Weatherford's first provost marshal. The Lieutenant, who
hails from Wilmette, Ill., says he is very happy to be in
the states once again. As provost marshal, he is teaching
applied tactics to the various organizations at Camp Weath-
While serving in England, he Air Force, which he praised very
attended two schools under Maj. highly.
W. E. Fairbairn, famous author of Inspired by Commando train-
the book "Get Tough." He is an ing, Lt. Brown said the success
author, as well as an athlete, of being a Commando is "to act
and taught Judo to the Chicago as an individual." He is the
police force for a year and a author of a pamphlet called
half. ,,TT .....- ,
Lt. Brown attended North-
western university, where he
took an active part in football,
wrestling and boxing. While
at Northwestern, he won the
SIndiana AAU heavyweight
wrestling title. He later trans-
ferred to Wabash college, where
he received his bachelor of
science degree, and then played
professional football in Wiscon-
sin. For 12 years he chal-
lenged all comers at Chicago
and vicinity in amateur wrest-
ling, and won the North Shore
heavyweight wrestling cham-
pionship for three years.
He entered the Army in Janu-
ary, 1942, and received his com-
mission as second lieutenant in
April, 1942. Prior to his overseas
duty he was stationed in the
American theater of operations at
Halifax, Nova Scotia. In Eng-
land, he served with the Royal
ullarmed Coumuat," pubDlsned
by the RAF. It is dedicated
to his two brothers in the
armed forces of the United
In this pamphlet, Lt. Brown
says "unarmed combat has hith-
erto been considered mainly as a
means of defense in close quar-
ter fighting when no weapons are
at hand. Its use as a method of
attack, however, must not be
overlooked, particularly on such
occasions as those when weapons
cannot be conveniently used, as
for example, when the question
of noise is involved, with its con-
sequent betrayal of position.
Furthermore, by teaching a man
to attack on every possible occa-
sion, one develops that fighting
spirit so vital to the soldier. At-
tack is often the best means of
defense, for the initiative lies
with the attacker."
While serving overseas, he was
promoted to first lieutenant: We
are happy to welcome Lt. Brown
to the Sixth Training Battalion.
The officers who accompa-
nied Lt. Church were 2nd Lts.
Edwards, Lind, Vance, Wing-
field and Williams. The enlisted
men who were transferred from
the 746th include T/Sgt. LoCi-
cero; Sgt. Carnazza; Cpls. Ing-
mire, Nichter, Rodi, Wissing;
Pfcs. Cantrell, Fields and Gray;
and Pvts. Johnson, Stewart and
The T/O for the new company
is relatively small, but great
things are expected from the or-
ganization as we have a swell
bunch of men, and we can sure
give it to them.
A good example of the coopera-
tion between the officers and men
was shown last Friday when Lt.
Edwards and officers challenged
the enlisted men to a Volley ball
game. We had just enough time
to change to shorts and get a
hot game started when the down-
pour came. That didn't affect the
game in the least, other than
slowing down the officers. No
score keeper was around (no one
wanted to get wet just to keep
score), and the game ended with
the enlisted men way out in the
lead (so we say). Anyone going
down "N" Street between 4 and
5 o'clock wondered what was
wrong-all they could see be-
tween the barracks and the down-
pour was a mass of drenched and
beraggled brawn, splattering and
wading in clay, hitting a muddy
covered object across a net.
Believe it or not, we did have
fun. Of course, we all had trou-
ble later "scraping" clay off, but
it was an excellent time to GI
shoes for Saturday's inspection.
The only lucky one so far as
shoes were concerned was Lt.
Wingfield-he played in his bare
feet, and did a good job too!!
WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO?
We don't want the personnel
of Drew Field to think we are
a part of the 756th WAAC Post
Hq. Co. It is a little confusing,
but we can assure all we have
nothing to do with the WAAC
The past week, Lts. Vance and
Wingfield with Sgt. Carnazza
spent several days on a recon-
naissance selecting a site for the
Operational Training of the 756th
SAW Company. They reported a
good time and an interesting spot
for the boys while on OT. We
are all interested in this site as
they were told to keep certain
things in mind when they left.
From their reports we believe
they did a good job as several
times one of them slipped about
the "sights'y and we don't believe
their descriptions were about sur-
rounding terrain! We shall see!!!
Acting First Sergeant-James N.
LoCicero left on a long overdue
furlough last week. He has been
trying to get home for the past
several months so when the time
actually came he shot out of here
so fast all one could see was dust
and a uniform under his arm.
T/Sgt. LoCicero deserves the "va-
cation" and we know he'll have
a big time-who wouldn't spend-
ing 15 days in good old New
York city! Sgt. Carnazza is pinch-
hitting for LoCicero until he re-
Lt. Kenneth W. Church and
Staff Transfer to 756th
SAW Co.; Activated 746th
Officers and EM Play Volley Ball
In the Rain; Muddy, But Fun!
By CPL. MAURICE H. NICHTER
After successfully activating the 746th SAW Company
four weeks ago, Lt. Kenneth W. Church and a nucleus
organization of officers and enlisted men formerly with the
746th were transferred to the 756th SAW Company. The
new outfit is located on "N" Street between 5th and 10th.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION
August 27-Sept. 2, 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. 27-
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.
Saturday, Aug. 28-
8:30 p.m.-Games at 506 Madison street.
8:30 p.m.-Dance with orchestra, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Party night, 607 Twiggs street.
Sunday, Aug. 29-
9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs 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
8:00 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Dance on patio. Orchestra, 506 Madison street.
Monday, Aug. 30-
7:00 p.m.-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Games, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Ping pong tournament, 214 North Boulevard.
Tuesday, Aug. 31-
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Sewing class, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Music appreciation, 214 North Boulevard.'
8:15 pm.-Bingo, 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.
9:30 p.m.-Educational movie, 214 North Boulevard.
Wednesday, Sept. 1-
7:30 p.m.-Swimming party, ieet at any USO club.
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.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Camera club, 214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Dancing at 607 Twiggs street.
Thursday, Sept. 2-
7:00 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twigg street.
8:00 p.m.-Spanibh 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. 27-
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,
3051/2 Water street.
Saturday, Aug. 28-
7:00-11:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida avenue and Madi-
Sunday, Aug. 29-
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, 305V2
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.
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
(Continued on Page 14)
Announcement of the opening
of the American Legion Service-
men's club was made this week,
It is located at 602 Tampa street
In this central, downtown loca-
tion, convenient to service men,
may be found every facility for
the soldier's enjoyment and en-
tertainment. Soldiers are invited
to attend and enjoy themselves
with the same freedom as if
they were home.
The club has a comfortable
lounge, pool tables, stationery and
snack bar. All enlisted men and
officers are welcome.
The wooden benches in the
Base's four motion picture thea-
ters are on their way out.
Officers (male and female) and
soldiers (male and female), soon
will find- form-fitting individual
chairs in all theaters, Lt. G. J.
May Jr., Base Theater officer, an-
One boxcar load of chairs al-
ready has arrived. They have
been installed in theater No. 3.
The other houses will be equipped
as soon as the chairs arrive.
The supplanted benches will be
used at the bandshell.
Visit Your PX!
*Main Bev. and
Clothing ....... 2nd & Ave. F
Main Mdse. and Spec.
Order Dept. .... 2nd & Ave. F
*No. 1 ............ 8th & Ave. A
*No. 2 ....... Area F on Ave. J
No. 3 ........... 8th & Ave. H
No. 4.......... E-ist & Ave. L
No. 5 ............ Camp DeSoto
No. 6 .............. Plant Field
No. 8 ........... 4th & Ave. 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 at E. Fence
*-Branches with Soda Fountains
or Beer Gardens
1. It forms on the object where
you -see it.
2. A man having charge of a
great household; a butler or stew-
3. Forty-nine-a quorum con-
sists of a majority of the Sen-
5. Least bumpy is shantung,
next seersucker, then chenille.
6. You turn it to the left (op-
7. Yes. Welsh Rabbit is correct.
8. More, you can see the stars
which are millions of miles away.
9. Thirty-five per cent.
10. More women are knock-
kneed than men.
DO POU T RT TO ENfORCE PR/Cf CF/I/NCi
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 1 and 4
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27 and 28-"Salute to the Marines,"
Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter; "Sing, Helen, Sing," Paramount Head-
liner; RKO Pathe News No. 104.
Sunday, Aug. 29-"The Forest Rangers," Fred MacMurray,
Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward; Screen Snapshots No. 9; "Suf-
ferin' Cats," Color Cartoon.
Monday, Aug. 30-"Henry Aldrich Swings It," Jimmy Lydon,
John Litel; "Danger, Women at Work," Mary Brian, Patsy Kelly,
Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1-"Hi Diddle
Diddle," Martha Scott, Adolph Menjou; "One Ham's Family," Color
Cartoon; RKO Pathe News No. 1; March of Time No. 13; "-and
Thursday, Sept. 2-"Chatterbox," Judy Canova, Joe E. Brown,
Rosemary Lane; "Little Isles of Freedom," Broadway Brevity;
"Super-Wabbit," Bugs Bunny.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3 and 4-"So Proudly We Hail,"
Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, Walter Abel;
RKO Pathe News No. 2.
Sunday, Sept. 5-"Arabian Nights," Jon Hall, Maria Montez,
Sabu; "Ski Trails," Sportscope; "Pluto and the Armadilio," Walt
Monday, Sept. 6-"A Gentle Gangster," Barton MacLane;
"Eagles of the Navy," Technicolor Featurette; "U. S. Navy Band,"
Melody Master Bands; "People of Russia," MGM Miniature.
,. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 7 and 8-"The Sky's the Limit,"
Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley; The War-Issue No. 7;
RKO Pathe News No. 3.
Thursday, Sept. 9-"Alaska Highway," Richard Arlen, Jean
Parker; "Honeymoon Lodge," Harriet Hilliard, David Bruce, Ozzie
Nelson and Orchestra.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Saturday, Aug. 28-"The Forest Rangers," Fred MacMurray,
Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward; Screen Snapshots No. 9; "Suf-
ferin' Cats," Color Cartoon.
Sunday and Monday, Aug. 29 and 30-"Hi Diddle Diddle,"
Martha Scott, Adolph Menjou; "One Ham's Family," Color Cartoon;
RKO Pathe News No. 1; March of Time No. 13, "-and then Japan."
Tuesday, Aug. 31-"Henry Aldrich Swings It," Jimmy Lydon,
John "Litel; "Danger, Women at Work," Mary Brian, Patsy Kelly,
Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 1 and 2-"So Proudly-We
Hail," Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard; Veronica Lake, Walter
Abel; RKO Pathe News No. 2.
Friday, Sept. 3-"Chatterbox," Judy Canova, Joe E. Brown,
Rosemary Lane; "Little Isles of Freedom," Broadway Brevity;
"Super-Wabbit," Bugs Bunny.
Saturday, Sept. 4-"Arabian Nights," Jon Hall, Maria Montez,
Sabu; "Ski Trails," Sportscope; "Pluto and the Armadillo," Walt
Sunday and Monday, Sept. 5 and 6-"The Sky's the Limit,"
Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley; The War-Issue No. 7;
RKO Pathe News No. 3.
Tuesday, Sept. 7-"Alaska Highway," Richard Arlen, Jean
Parker; "Honeymoon Lodge," Harriet Hilliard, David Bruce, Ozzie
Nelson and Orchestra.
Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8 and 9-(To be announced
Friday, Sept. 10-"Swing Shift Maisie," Ann Sothern, James
Craig; "Snow Sports," Sports Parade; "Woodpeckin'," Popeye Car-
k3 L' c~,
RECREATION BUILDING NO. 1
Friday, Aug. 27, 8:15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents.
Saturday, Aug. 28, 8:15 p.m.-Spanish Review.
Sunday, Aug. 29, 8:15 i.m.-A. W. Melody Hour.
Monday, Aug. 30, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m; Guest
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 8:15 p.m.-Marion Lohrig Presents.
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 8:00 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal.
Thursday, Sept. 2, 8:30 p.m.-Music, Mirth, and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB
Friday, Aug. 27, 8:00 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday, Aug. 28, 8:15 p.m.-Band Concert.
SMonday, Aug. 30, 8:00 p.m.-Dance.
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 8:00 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music.
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 8:00 p.m.-Dance (Girls from St. Peters-
Thursday, 8 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.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
Honest Sweat of Base
Finance in Making Up
Pay Roll Is Appreciated
They Still Have Pep Left
To Enjoy Calisthenics!
CPL. ALFRED J. HEBERT Greeting
While the stage is all set for another of those gigantic Drew column a]
Field pay days to come again, the entire office force is prepared memories.
for the ordeal. It is the sincere desire of the Base Finance Office old days
to pay off every man on pay day. Naturally, that is not possible. Smith, El
Whenever a pay roll comes in from an organization and conforms brows), c
with regulations it is paid. Whenever it is impossible for a man room wit]
to sign the pay roll, the supplementary is designed to alleviate that stiffened
condition. The paramount objective of the office is, "get 'em paid." squeezed
The Enlisted Pay 'Section is in announce
full swing, after dusting off the posting
supplementary and getting down C0 pants, suh
Sthe big business of the monthly when T/
Ay roll. S/Sgt. Frank C. Hilbert, LV sent lome
new Enlisted Pay Section head, cious Geo
states that the work is progress- a week o]
ing nicely and the varied ceived tha
processes are running according able," he
to schedule. Attention, Officers! not only
It is with regret that we inform ished, but
you that the efficient and lovely rigor mor
blond in the Officers' Pay Sec- Whenev
tion is to assume new duties in pretty gir
another branch of the office. It suddenly
was a genuine pleasure to in- Pythias fr
quire about your pay voucher, And how
was it not? for second
FINANCIAL SUPERMEN! Buy As Many War Bonds As You Can baked th:
More About the 6:00 o'clock them wuz
club: The results attained ment the hard hitting of Lt. Sid- Congrat
from the daily physical training ney Gould, Pfc. Frank L. Gantz, Pt. "Whi
are astounding. The interest y Gou Frank L Gantz, pa
and enthusiasm with which the Cpl. Reuben E. Landers and Pvt. girl. Raz
men welcome each new day is Ben Rubrecht, along with the Pvt. Cha
worthy of mention. Sgt. Bently excellent fielding of T/Sgt. Fu Manch
is still the calisthenics czar, Reuben W. Hawes, Cpl. Gaspar In writ
,nightly studying physical train- Arbisi,and S/Sgt. Eugene A. quested tc
ing procedure. With his dili- Knowles, make the game very furlough,
gent instruction and participa- interesting. Big names in volley- know tha
tion, the men are rapidly nbal inc lde: T/Sgt. Raymond G. will get a
roundinginto model supernime.. pp Sg. Aan W. Frey, Cp Pvt B
Greatly interested in club ac- POPP, Sgt. Alan W. Frey, Cp1. ,. Pvt,.Be
Greatly inter cb Ralph Boland, Sgt. Lawrence G sing with
tiviortly and rumored to join Ruehlow, Sgt. Irvin Peckett, Pvt. tra, has
Fsortly orke Sgt. Dave Bp Michael Hinton, Pvt. Howard boys now
John F. Scanlon and Cpl. Ed- Graham, T/Sgt. Spencer E. romptui
ward A. Zentgraf. Dimond, T/Sgt. Hershel L. Craw- has a voice
rwar A. Zentgraf. /. T- r T,- eniov it rr
Back in town from a bit.of fur-
loughing are Cpl. Leo Brown,
Oklahoma City visitor; Sgt.
Thomas D. Robertson, with
tales of the nation's capital, and
Sgt. Robert E. Puffer, for whom
the bells will shortly toll. Cpl.
Peter F. Reviglio and Cpl. Reu-
ben E. Landers,had the pleasure
of a few days visit with their
wives. Mystery man of the bar-
racks is S/Sgt. Hugh F. Ault,
.definitely "that way" about a
-lovely young miss, yet not too
willing' to discuss same. Do tell
all, Sgt. Ault.
Now It Can Be Told: For
some time now, Pfc. Clarence T.
Lundgren, Iowa's contribution to
the Detachment, has had secret
admiration for. a certain young
lady of undeniable charms. He
was finally successful in dating
the sweet young thing. There is
quite some story behind it, but
all that he will tell us is that
her name is Melba.
GLAMOUR BOYS. OF
Men of the Week: It is only
fitting at this time to intro-
duce that charming Chicago
gentleman, Sgt. John R. Soren-
sen, genial Officer Pay Section
clerk, and Cpl. Eugene W.
Wells, smooth-talking southern
oy. Thoroughly familiar with
heir work and with that essen-
ial ability to handle any and
all cases at their ever-busy
counter. Keep up the good
work, fellows. While Sgt.
Charles N. Birinstein is on .fur-
lough, several of, the fellows
have attempted to take over
his duties. His operatives have
rendered their every endeavor
in an attempt to be head gos-
sip man but to no avail. His
position is secure and is await-
ing him upon arrival from fur-
Resting in the hospital, but not
forgotten, are M/Sgt. Weldon R.
Devoe and S/Sgt. Henry A. Hevia.
Best regards, and may we have
the pleasure of working with you
again in the near future. Cpl.
Richard Toribio, New Orleans
lad, is quite interested in a cer-
tain young lady in Tampa. It
has been a secret up until now,
but we do think that such a blos-
soming romance is worthy of
mention. One swell fellow, and
as busy as a bee is none other
than Pfc. Joseph. Madej, render-
ing services to the Administra-
THEY ACTUALLY LIKE IT!
Athletics are still in full
swing. In, the softball depart-
ivi, gj/o Josepn Y W. Bock,
Cpl. William Q. Rhodes, Pvt.
William Polen and Pvt. James
Late bulletin just in: If Sgt.
Joe Falconer, California's contri-
bution and the enlisted men's
competition, makes the grade with
his new girl friend, he may set-
tle down in Florida. Yes, it is
And so another week of acti-
vity at Base Finance goes by.
There is that unceasing flow of
work to be done and there are
the men to do the job. It is the
co-operative spirit that predomi-
nates here. May our efforts be
of assistance to you this coming
pay day, Aug, 31.
2 Sig. Co.
JOSEPH A. POLLARD
gs, 'gates; Writing a
always brings back fond
Remember the good
when: Ole Smitty (T/5
mer F. to youse high-
came into the orderly
h Lt. Roberts' pants,
to a ramrod attention,
off a snappy salute, and
i, "Cohpral Smith, re-
with the Lootenant's
!" There was the time
'5 "Boots" Buchanan
for some of those deli-
orgia peaches, and then
r so later, when he re-
at crate marked "Perish-
opened it, to find ,that
had the contents per-
t even the worms had
er Bob Zinda met a
1, all the wolves would
develop a Damon and
friendship towards him.
the GI's flocked back
Is and thirds at chow
,Vt. "Cookie" Klamut
at apple pie. Yessir,
ulations are in order for
itey" Venell, who's the
pa of a bouncing baby
ors are in order for
.rlie Skillin and his
.u mustache, too.
ing this, we were re-
insert: "Who went on
and where to." We
t this is one line that
big laugh, anyway!
ib Lytle, who used.'to
Vincent Lopez' orches-
been entertaining the
and then with an im-
song. That GI really
e, and everybody would
lore if he gave out with
ble a little more than
izing the use Pvt. Bob
can make of that one
-dier." And who's the
when he kissed his
irked, "You realize, of
at this does not con-
endorsement by the
tment of your product?"
Until next time, and
any wooden mess kits!
e that sign that reads:
ise help me keep
big mouth shut.
Celebrities Dot 'Varieties';
You Can't Beat the Band;
Rookie Roy Dines Standing
The talent that appears weekly on "Drew Field Varieties,"
camp radio show, could likely hold their audiences without a mu-
sical background, but with the 69th AAF band under the leader-
ship of Pvt. Eddie Munk, furnishing the obbligato, everyone is
assured an evening's enjoyment.
The band really does things to will be worth your effort to get
you. From the moment the an- there in time to hear the solid
nouncer.introduces the new show stuff Bob Hilgartner dishes out
to the audience until the last bar early in the program. If you
fades away, you are always aware were a Baltimore burlesque ad-
of the excellent music-and its diet before departing from civil
distinctive arrangement. life, you should recognize the
Last week's issue of "Varieties" same old Bob here in the Army.
opened with the beauteous MissPVT. KAHN GOOD BARITONE
Angie Fulgaris and Pvt. Vince
Manney singing "In My Arms," A new voice was heard and ap-
and believe us, we liked it. Pvt. plauded on the show last week.
Manney, by the way, is the same Baritone Pvt. Jessie Kahn gave
Vince Manney whom you may us "Night and Day" and "With-
have heard before in civil life out a Song" which, needless to
singing for Jack Teagarden and say, is quite a stunt. Might even
Claude Thornhill's bands. We be the trick of the week.
know she didn't mean it, but Toward the end of the show
later in the program, Miss Ful- Miss Mabel Nicks left the boys at
garis returned to sing, "Some- the Service club long enough to
body Nobody Loves." sing Sigmund Romberg's "Desert
Song." Those at Rec Hall No. 1
PETITE CONCHITA OKEH from where the show emanates,
Radio' performers, in order to were very much pleased.
sing -into the microphone, get a The wholly "Smokey City Five"
"level" before a broadcast. And set the house a jumpin' with a
diminutive Conchita Montez had quivering rendition of that old
to stand, on a box to reach the shaker, "Stomping at The Savoy."
lowest level, but once she got Rookie Roy Evans was confined
there she had no trouble to reach to the hospital this week and
the high soprano notes in the when Sgt. OZie Whitehead visited
Spanish folk song, "Celito Linda." him he found "Roy" had been hit
Kiki Menendez, in a fiery red in the rear. But OZie wasn't
and black banner dress, gave us convinced, and said it was only
plenty of smiles and a dazzling Roy's imagination, to which Evans
Spanish dance-we liked both. replied, "Well, I haven't been able
In the event that you usually to sit on my imagination for a
arrive late at the "Varieties." it week.
Snappy Bivouac Sponsored
'Smoke, Sneeze' Company
For Its Sharpshootin' Sons
811th Chemical Co. News
By RUPE SNIPE
Well, here's that scintillating scribe, sending some starkraving
scenes of a section of the service known as the "smoke and sneeze"
boys of 811. Just cuddle up to this column while we drool out
the news of the week-Say, Bowe, where's my bib?
714th Features 2nd
Calloway in Khaki
The 714th is really getting to
be a zebra outfit. At least a half
a dozen noncoms are sporting new
rockers. The leading N.C.O.'of the
moment is M/Sgt. Frank Kerri-
gan, with S/Sgt. Paul Zoffka a
close second. Most of the orderly
room personnel had a few added
to their sleeves.
Do you want to get in the pink
of condition? Get a nice tan? Just
go on a bivouac with the 714th.
This is guaranteed, along with
three sleepless nights. See your
local draft board immediately.
Funniest things we've seen
yet: Christopherson doing an
adagio dance with a chair, Ko-
zel doing the polka, and the
tie-splitting jamboree, or how
to make one tie do the work of
two with just a penknife.
The 714th is sure going to
miss 1/Sgt. Whartenby. Everyone
wishes him luck in his new out-
fit, the- 748th.
Those two glamor boys, Macin-
roth and Macorkel, are here again.
The sergeants welcome them back
from furlough with open arms,
don't they, boys? Incidentally,
they are going to be your column-
ists from now on, when they can
get time off from K. P.
T/5 Shaw claims he's being
picked on. Is that right, Shaw?
We'll investigate immediately,
and if so, you can go draw the
usual card. Gold plated of course.
The "Juke-Box-John" of this
outfit is supply man Marquez.
We charge admission to see this
zoot suiter in action, and broth-
er, it's really worth it. A second
Cab Calloway, in khaki!
Nicotera wants to see a lawyer;
any attorneys in the house?
Seems he's got a racket, and wants
to protect it!
T/5 O'Brien is having trouble
With a couple of wolves from
Roxbury. His trouble is, Mr. An-
thony, do they mean what they
write, or are they crossing him
Our choice of man-of-the-week
goes to Cpl. Baker. After at-
tending at least half a--dozen G.I.
schools, he has finally decided to
become a member of the D.I.T.
happy, clan., Doesn't all that
knowledge hurt, Art?
Pfc. Burt Teator's motto is
"Look before you leap." What do
you see, Teator? Not a thing?
Just as we thought!
Macarthy's theme song is "New
York State is a Wonderful Place."
We agree with you, Mac, whole-
Guess that's all for now, from
here. in it's somebody else's neck,
not mine. You two Macs, it's all
Mosquitoes or no mosquitoes,
the fighting' 811th is in favor of
more overnight bivouacs after
last Thursday night's experi-
ence, when a mission" to a
nearby abode resulted in satis-
factory "liquidation" of all
problems. The Touhy Gang
became involved in a big "case,"
but came unscathed through the
efforts of its bouncers, "Fire-
horse" Finan and "Bubble-
Hague's ambassador to Florida,
T/Sgt. Spanburgh, had his hands
full every minute! Lt. Lunsford
was his usual shy, retiring self,
and not a bit WAACky. Our
chief floorshow artist, Hymie
Baxt, gave another fine per-
formance, but neglected the com-
pany mascot, Pfc.Mike, who came
out on the short end of a scrap
with a cat. Mike is much too
young to go cattin', anyway!
T/5th Bowe nearly died of
strangulation trying to climb into
his pack, even though he was
"helped" by T/5th D'Amato.
Welcome home, T/4th Farrell
and Pvt. Haynes, glad to hear
you enjoyed your furloughs.
Congrats are in order for
Pfc's Burleigh and Mivshek, on
their recent promotion to the
esteemed ranks of T/5ths. Glad
to -see Pfc. qorn and Pvt.
Grover are out'of the hospital
and ready for action.
We wonder whether Pfc. Kaba
found a new home or a pretty
nurse in the hospital, because it's
evident that he doesn't want to
leave. Last Friday after the
floors were waxed, he decided to
take a stroll on his crutches, and
as luck would have it, they
slipped on the floor and presto-
Pfc. Kaba had a "new" broken
toe and an extension on his lease
at the hospital!
Say, what is the attraction Lt.
Spinelli has every week-end?
Could he have Petticoat Fever?
Last Saturday on the rifle
range, the 811th proved them-
selves to be a shooting' outfit,
when twenty-one men qualified.
Among those were Pvts. Ca-
puana and McLean, who turned
in sharpshooter *scores. Pfc.
Meyerowitz scored a total of
1 3, but couldn't quite make the
At last, Fate has dealt S/Sgt.
Deimel a hard blow.. Last Satur-
day, Dan Cupid and his henchman-
"Earthquake" McGoon, hit the
"fast-aging" sergeant with their
respective weapons, and he finally
admitted there was a love in his
life. He showed me a picture of
her, and all I can say is that she
has the most beautiful pair of
eye-balls and rosy jaw-bones I've
At the inspecUon held last Sat-
urday, our Co. C. 0., Lt. Recchia,
sai.: it was the best he's ever seen,
and wants to congratulate all the
men of the Company. So, throw
your chests out, boys!
Russian Sailors Talk Freely
Now; '552' Man on Job
PVT. GEORGE A. OSCHMAN, J4.
Station "SAW" broadcasting oh
"552" kilocycles in its coverage
of the battalion news, sends out
over the air waves a memo con-
cerning Pvt. Aaron Sosna (3rd
Rept). Pvt. Sosna really has been
turning in a valuable service on
his "pass" time! Sosna, a Rus-
sian-born man, has been acting as
an interpreted for the fellows of
the USSR navy in Tampa port.
Good work, "fella." your buddies
are proud of your aid to the Rus-
sian naval fellows!
T/5 James Mulroy, currently
bathing in the administrative
brooks of the college at Brook-
ings, South Dakota,'reports a safe
arrival, and all in "G. I" order!
Promotions: Congrat's are in
order to Phillip J. Dickert (2nd
Rept) in moving up from T/Sgt.
to M/Sgt. M/Sgt. Dickert is now on
furlough in Madison, Wis. Quite a
surprise will be in store for him
(??) newly and much-married
Clifford West (2nd Rept) now re-
siding in St. Pete nightly has been
promoted from S/Sgt. to T/Sgt.
Also promoted 'from Sgt. to
SJSgt. are Robert I. Jackson
(Hqs & Hqs) and John J. Duna-
PFC. Charles Harwood (2nd
Rept), recently returned from
a G. I. vacation in Philadelphia
and New York, reports that the
"O' White Way" has now be-
come the "New Black Way."
Tis gonna be a shame for a
soldier when the "light's go
on again on 01' Broadway!"
A. S. T. P in the citadel,
Charleston, S. C., draws 8 men
from our ranks. Scheduled to
go are: Sgt. Bernard Muncie; T/5's
Herbert Chipman, Henry Silva
and Francis Prendergast Pfc. John
Mohla; Pvts. Harold Gormley,
Bernard S. Kaplan and Carl
Staass. Star college men, we wish
you campus and soldierly ad-
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
'Coming In on Prayer'
Nothing New for 84th's
South Pacific Veteran
By SGT. EUGENE L. SAFFERN
"Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer" is more than the
title of a song to Capt. Jacob A. Hutchison, new 24-year-old
assistant operations officer of the 84th Bombardment Group.
That's how he came home after a mission over Buna in New
Guinea the morning of July 26, 1942; and it was very little
wing, mostly prayer. ....
Twenty Zeros jumped the flight
and ten of them devoted them-
selves to Capt. Hutchison's B-25.
In a 40-minute running battle,
the Yanks accounted for two Ze-
ros, but the enemy sent a 20-mm.
shell through the gear-box hous-
ing of the left engine; four can-
non shells ripped through the fu-
selage; fifty machine-gun holes
riddled the plane, and flying
shrapnel generally tore up what
NO ONE HURT
"No one in the plane was
scratched," the Captain remarks,
"but it was sort of rough, flying '
that open-air taxi over the Owen-
Stanley mountains and trying to
lose the Zeros in a fog off Milne -
"When we finally got back to
our field, an hour after the oth-
ers, it looked like the ground
crews had gone crazy, running
and jumping all over the field. .
We had been reported shot down CAPT. JACOB A.AUTCHI SON,
by the others, and I suppose it recently returned from the
looked pretty good to them to South Pacific, is now attached
see the ghost of our plane careen- to the 84th Bombardment
ing up the beach. Anyway, they Group.
looked awful good to us."
This was the same operation in undergraduate days and continued
which Maj. Frank P. Bender was to play until he joined the Air
shot down. His account 6f his Forces late in 1940. He won the
trek through the jungle appears "Outstanding Cadet Award" at
in the current issue of "Air Force" the basic flying school at Cal-
magazine. Aero and won his wings at Stock-
ton, Cal., five davs after the Japs
RECEIVES AWARD struck Pearl Harbor.
For his part in the action, Capt.
Hutchison was awarded the Silver TOUGH FIGHT AHEAD
Star. Almost as great a thrill as "We've still got a long, hard
the actual fight was the trip across road to travel in the Pacific," the
the Coral Sea to have the crippled Captain confides, "and we can
bird repaired on the Australian only feel we have conclusively
mainland. It took ten days of won when the Yanks occupy
hard work to patch it up Tokio.
In the Battle of the Bismarck "As far as the Japanese are
Sea, March 3 of this year, Capt. concerned, they won their war in
Hutchison dropped his ship down ninety days; the longer they hold
to 6,000 feet over the funnels of the territory and utilize its vast
a 10,000-ton Jap transport; they resources, the better the chances
made one head-on pass and two for a stalemate and the recurrence
from the rear. The ship burst into of another stab-in-the-back at
flames and sank within seven some future Pearl Harbor.
minutes. "We've got to step in and dis-
"The sky was alive with ack- arm them completely .after
ack and as wecircled our target seeing what Americans could do
there were dogfights high above with just a little in the early
us and far below," the Captain days, I am confident that with the
tells. "Ours was the last flight increased men and materiel, they
to go in and we were, jumped by can strike a knockout blow .
eleven Zeros twenty seconds be- but it can't come overnight,
fore we hit the bomb line. Our there's too much to be done, too
gunners got one of them. far to go."
"The task force below us con-
sisted of 22 vessels--11 transports WAAC And/Or WAC?
and 11 warships, covered with an
umbrella of 150 fighter planes. We That disappearing and reap-
smacked them with 136 bombers pearing "A" which pops up in
and fighters and sank the whole WAAC and drops out of WAC is
no fault of ours. We do know
MORE MEDALS how to spell and we do have a
Capt. Hutchison added an Oak styl. until Aug. 1 all G. .
Leaf Cluster t' his Air Medal style. Until Aug. 1, all G. I
which he holds for 38 combat mis- girls were in the WAAC, or
sions and 178 operational hours. Women's Army Auxiliary
As recreational officer of his Corps. Since then many
squadron, he is credited with hav- AA hav n th ath
ing built the first basketball and WAACs have taken the oath
tennis courts in New Guinea. Sick that put them in the Women's
call dropped 85 per cent after that Army Corps, a component of
because the boys had something the Army of the United States,
to occupy them in their leisure hence the dropped "A."
hours. Meanwhile, khaki-clad women
For his own little mansion, he waiting to take the oath, are
had a tent strung between a cou- WAACs still. After Aug. 31
ple of trees and a bucket inside all of Uncle Sam's female sol-
that served for a shower. The diers will be WACs or civilians
shower had to be used sparingly, ... and we won't have as many
because the mosquitoes ate you proof-reading headaches..
up when you took off your
"Enlisted men lived as well
or better than the officers. It
all depended on how skillful
one was with a hammer what
kind of home he lived in."
But there is love as well as war
in the South Pacific. In Sydney,
Australia, Capt. Hutchison met
Miss Joan Manning and they plan
to be married as so m as she can
make the trip across the Pacific.
Graduating from Long Beach
Polytechnic High SR-hool in 1936,
Capt. Hutchison was a three-year
letter man in water polo and
swimming. Later, at the Univer-
sity of California, he held letters
in the same sports.
A talented pianist and drum-
mer, he led an orchestra in his
By PFC. "BUNNIE" CASSELL
Right after the happy WAC-
fest last Wednesday eve, this
rolled into our office:
"It is the sincere desire of the
boys of the 314th who attended
the WAAC party in Rec Hall
No. 2 to extend their apprecia-
tion and thanks for a most en-
joyable evening. 'Twas a very
'swellelegant' gesture, and a
certain group of boys who at-
tended from a certain barracks
never looked so neat, or smelled
SO good, even at the most ex-
acting inspection Say, how
about it?. WACs for inspecting
Well, boys, we dunno about the
last (tho, of course, there IS our
"mysterious WAC" who has noth-
ing better to do than to go around
searching for smoothies in sun-
tans), but we're mighty, mighty
happy 'cuz the boys enjoyed our
party. After all, kids (in the
314th and every other organiza-
tion, too), you've \ been pretty
peachy about partying the WACs,
you know and do we like it!
That strange new light noted
this last week in the eyes of offi-
cers and enlisted men alike when-
ever the WAC is mentioned is
there for a very special reason.
In fact, we would certainly call
the sweet-and-lovely new Lieu-
tenant Ball, latest WAC officer to
arrive .out at our area, a very
special reason, indeed!
Cpl. Fay Stutzel, that person-
ality gal from Base Headquarters,
has a certain big-man-on-Drew
doubling his heartbeats. From
what we've heard, he never lacked
any poise before, but, oh my, how
he did blush when he started t6
question us about Fay!
'Long about 8 a.m., over on
Avenue B, many's the man who
stops to stare when the huge, lum-
bering "WAC hack" skims the
corner, screaming with song.
Sounds kinda nice, though, when
nigh on to 90 or so feminine voices
give with "Smile the while .."
or some of the rest of the reper-
toire from this war and the last.
Every morning somebody starts to
hum, just as we pass the first
M.P. gate, 'n' the rest of the com-
pany falls into voice. Mebbe it's
symbolic of the spirit of friend-
ship 'n' well-being which prevails
these daze in ye WAC area. Any-
ways, we love it.
Now, the WACs aren't sissies
or any such thing, but it's a
well-proven fact that lemonade
is the choice beverage at the
famous WAC mess hall. All the
same, though, we're wondering
why Shirley Schmidt let herself
be so taken in as to imbibe part
of d cup of tempting iced Drene,
just 'cuz somebody said 'twas
some of the citrus stuff. Tsk!
Such a way to shampoo your'
A couple of columns back, we
mused over that ever-clinging
femininity which, happily, even
G.I. trucks 'n' a soldier's life
doesn't take away from a WAC.
As we thumped the words out on
ye olde tripe-writer we pictured
curly hair, lush lipsticks and those
definitely un-G.I. nighties most of
us snuggle into when our G.I.
numbers are in the wash. But,
t'other day, we found out this
business of being feminine can
be carried TOO far .... Or didn't
you see Pfc. Jeannie Jedde rip-
ping into the P-X for a soda, com-
plete with an umbrella? But
Jeannie wasn't far from G.I., at
that, for it wasn't just an ordi-
nary parasola .. it was a RED,
WHITE and BLUE job!
NICE DREAMING, MARTIN
KLOBCHAR, TOO BAD THE
570TH HAS UPPER BUNKS
By PFC. JACK EARLE
The following EM of this organization were promoted
John E. Nichol, medic, to the grade of T/5.
Thaddeus G. Johnson from buck to staff sgt., William
V. Audulewicz, T/4; William J. Auffmann, T/4; Robert C.
"g 'P'n tA C-..1* Tl^.. 1" /A
Bartel of "Fighting
569th" New Major
By CPL. HANK GOODMAN
The "fighting 569th's" triumph-
ant return to Drew field from
operational training in Florida's
watery hinterland still retained
its novelty this week, as the boys
adjusted themselves to beds,
showers, and fresh laundry. No-
bdoy expressed regret at having
left behind them the rattlers and
In a few days, the normal.
process of promotions had been
resumed. Battalion headquarters
led off by announcing the pro-
motion of Captain Edwin Bar-
tel, executive officer, to major
Headquarters and Plotting Co.
sent several sergeants shopping
for stripes. Master Sergeant James
Graham added his sixth stripe and
Tech Sergeant Peter Masciale
sewed on his fifth. Wilson P. Mc-
Cown was made buck sergeant,
while four brother T-5's, Melvin
S. Armstrong, Frank FrAnco, Al-
vin D. Kimmel, and Leonard L.
McCarnes, jumped a grade to
Tech 4th. New T-5's were James
E. Fraker, Laurendine Clark,
Raymond G. Olson, Frank S. Kar-
wacki, Myrl F. Collins, Arthur
Klingenstein, Frederick H. Parot,
Victor J. Van Moer, Lloyd H.
Weddington, Joyce F. Shaw, and
Carl J. Zeigler. Two new Corpor-
als were Ernest R. Clincher and
John A. Manocchio.
Second Rept. Co. likewise had
a list of promotions. They now
have a new Tech. Sgt. in Lester
L. Willis and a new Staff Sgt.
in Eugene A. Kozikowski. The
latest in Buck Sgts. are Francis
J. Finnerty and Ira. H. McCor-
mick; and the most recent T/4's
are Gilbert R. Kaeser, Edmund
J. Paulline and Francis E. Ley-
Not to be outdone, Second
Rept. likewise swelled the ranks
of T/5's with John Cardell, Jo-
seph Jacobson, Donald W. Joyal,
John A. Adams, Garnett Allen,
Robert J. Decoursey, Aglio W.
Devittori, Leonard.F. Blatt, Ar-
vin W. Calvert, Leo A. Comeau,
Michael A. Depasquale, Edward
Hopkins, Ellet G. Horsman, Ste-
phen P. Kawa, Leonard R. Lis-
ciandro, Rudolph H. Wendt,
Harvey R. Wiemelt, Albert J.
Winfrey, J. B. Wise, Chester
Lacoste and Louis Markowitz.
Pfc. Robert "Whitey" Lonn,
Personnel section, claims that
the only thing he lacks to get
into the Air Corps is three
pounds. To gain that weight,
Whitey has been studiously
eating his vegetables at the
mess hall, accepting cookies
from buddies' gift packages,
and he has even generously
offered to eat Cpl. Robert
Berry's share of the chow
while Bob adjusts himself to.his
new upper plate!
Notes on Mascots:
Blondie, 569th's dainty damsel
of indeterminate breed, got in
the way of a truck and suffered
a scare and a skinniing. While
being treated at the dispensary,
Blondie left a very worried boy
friend, Diogenes, a big brown
beast, at HQ. supply room,
where he lay moping. He even
refused to take his dinner of
roast pork, mashed potatoes and
lovely green beans. Dagwood,
Blondie's first suitor, is still
AWOL, and is believed to have
run off with that dark wench
that joined them on O. T. Of
course, all of this has been en-
tered in the morning report.
Got a money belt to sell? Extra
shaving kit? Gifts you don't
need? Sell them to a soldier
through an ECHOES classified
ad. No cost to you.
llallin, T4; Saul DaviS, 1T/4.
Here is a new crop of T/5's:
James B. Barrett, Wilbur F.
Swartz, Morris S. Wheeler, Mar-
vin L. Williams, Woodrow P.
Crosby and Clair B. Hadley.
Hadley is our very good cook. F
rates an extra line for the f
job he does over in kitchen 28.
Making the first step in the
climb to M/Sgt, the following
men were made P.F.C.: Alex-
ander Brown, this boy is another
cook, and from what I hear, if all
the cooks were like Alexander,
the restaurant owners in the
nearby towns would get very
scant biz), James Fulton, John P.
McDermott (Atta boy, Red!), and
Charles F. McNamara. Here's
hoping that we have some more
promotions for you next week.
John Lynch, a lad from New
York city, is back from furlough.
During his New York sojourn,
John took unto himself a wife.
Keneth Sprague, (pronounce
Sprag-yew), the boy who was a
trapper in northern New York
state before he joined the cam-
paign to eliminate the Axis, went
into town the other night for the
first time in the three months
that he has been here in camp.
When he came back at nine-
thirty, ke kept us awake all night
with tales of the wonders of
Tampa, and the hospitality of the
natives. Sure is fun in the big
city, hey, son?
Cpl. Joe Vogel, a clerk in Lt.
Chisholm's platoon, is a young
man with a very interesting back-
ground. Prior to coming in the
Army, he worked for the Wells
Fargo banking concern in San
Francisco. The other night, Joe
told me about the time he threw
ten thousand dollars in the waste
paper basket-purely accidental,
of course. It was recovered, but
that sort of gives you an idea cf
the way Joe used to throw money
around. But he's in the Army
Flying Cadet Martin Klobchar
so-called because he sleeps in an
upper bank) had an unpleasant
dream last night. Here's the way
it went (and this is just how he
told it to us): He was taking his
Fortress, The Boonglow Special,
over a very well-protected Nazi
objective. They had just started,
the bombing run through a cloud
of flak, when they were set upon
by twenty Focke Wolfe's.
Though badly shot up, two mo-
tors gone, and the crate so full of
holes it was getting drafty, he;
managed to get through and
dump his load smack on the tar-
About this time, our boy de-
cided to hit the silk and he did-
landing right on the floor next to
our bed. Pleasant dreams, Mar-
tin! Don't bother putting in f'-
flying pay, because I think y(
chances of getting it are migi-,l
small on the basis of your present
S/Sgt. Shelby P. Coleman is a
wonder boy from California. The
other day a customer came into
our little establishment with what
he thought was a legitimate griev-
ance. Little did he realize the
power he was up against.
After blasting away for fifteen
minutes, his attack begin to falt-
er. Then Coleman turns on the
old charm. Pretty soon the guy
was eating out of his hand. The
best part of it, he forgot what he
came in for, and before he had
left, Coleman sold him four lots
in Bartow, and a half-interest in
an Oklahoma oil drilling concern!
We like to see things like that,
because it proves that a poor boy
can get to the top if he works
real hard or has a good enough
line. I don't know which is the
most important, but I am brush-
ing up on my line'
Officers who live in Beach
cities and would like to contact
other officers who make the trip
daily to Drew, with a view to sav-
ing gas and rubber, may run a
Classified ad in the ECHOES tc
that effect. There is no cost.
The End of the Tale
DREW FIELD ECHOES," FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
Bombardier in Tokio Raid
At Drew Field Hospital
Tells of Bailing Out in Occupied China;
16 Months in India While Bombing Burma
By PVT. VICTOR M. BERNARD
Drew Field has had a full share of heroes. From our far flung fronts all over the
world have come pilots, gunners, bombardiers-all intrepid fellows, veterans in their early twen-
S Latest of these history making flying men to arrive is a bombardier, one of the first
American soldiers to lay his eggs on Tokio, and from the bomb-bay of Maj. Gen. "Jimmy"
Doolittle's own plane!
Though in his middle twenties, Master Sergeant Fred A. Braemer first came into the
Service seven years ago when he was quite young. His first three years were spent in the
Infantry at Ft. Jay, New York.
After completing his period o
service, the Sergeant thought hi
would give civilian life a try fo:
awhile, but it was no go. At the
end of a year he came back, thi
time in the Air Corps.
He wanted to be a bombardier
and accordingly was sent to
March Field, Riverside, Calif.
where, with the energy and se-
riousness characteristic of him
he successfully completed his
With the rare good luck tha
sometimes comes to a soldier, he
was transferred to McChor,
Field, Spokane, Wash., his home
town, and when he was later
moved again, it was still pretty
close to home, at Pendelton, Ore
A desire to broaden his flying
experience took him back to Mc-
Chord Field, where he accom-
plished a course in aerial naviga-
tion, after which he was place
on anti-submarine patrol duty.
VOLUNTEERS FOR MISSION
He was stationed at the Arm3
Air Base in Columbia, S. C.
when volunteers were sought foi
a mission.' It.was generally un-
derstood that the mission woulc
be dangerous, but no one by the
wildest stretch of the imagina-
tion dreamed it was to be a raic
on the Japanese capitol. Volun-
teers were plentfiul, but Sgt
Braemer was right there in the
Shrouded in deepest secrecy,
nothing more was heard about
the proposed mission for 30
days, during which time the
volunteers were alerted for im-
mediate removal. When move-
ment orders finally arrived,
they were given only ten min-
utes to be ready. In the planes,
the only knowledge they had
as to their destination was that
'they were headed west.
The volunteers landed at the
Alameda air port on the Cali-
forna coast, and under cover of
night, were moved aboard
"Shangri-La," the aircraft carrier
Hornet. Still no inkling as to
the location of the impending
mission had penetrated through
f- the men.
-TThe huge ship moved quietly
out in the Pacific, and the long
journey.was under way. There
were 16 planes on the Hornet,
North American Mitchells. Crews
were made up and assigned. It
speaks well for Sgt. Braemer's
record, that he was selected
bombardier by Gen. Doolittle.
It was in mid-Pacific that the
news was given them. A bomb-
ing raid on Tokio! The impor-
tance of the mission literally
stunned them all, and then
there was a wild jubilation.
Here was an attack, not upon
an enemy outpost, but upon its
holiest of holies-Tokio! Here
was an answer to Pearl
In the flight leader's plane
piloted by Gen. Doolittle, were;
Lt. "Hap" Potter, navigator; Capt.
R. Coles, co-pilot; M/Sgt. Brae-
mer, bombardier and S/Sgt. Paul
J. Leonard, rear gunner, who was
later to meet a hero's death over
The location set for the mis-
sion's takeoff was finally reached
without misadventure, 800 miles
off the coast of Japan. The
planes were fueled and carefully
M/Sgt. Fred A. Braemer and wife, Helene
checked- The raid was to take
place the following morning.
Very little sleeping was done
that night by the eager crews.
Each plane had been given its in-
dividual targets and instructions.
JAPS ARE SURPRISED
Prompty at 8:30 next morn-
ing, the first plane, Gen. Doo-
little's, left the deck of the
Hornet. The others followed,
and soon the 16 roaring Mitch-
ells were flying in neat, tight
formation towards their object-
ive. Each man knew that the
biggest moment in his life was
approaching, r ea i z ed the
world-wide amazement that
news of this daring adventure
would bring. To say the men
were excited would be putting
Flying at high altitude to avoid
detection, the flight neared the
Japanese coast. Formation was
broken according to plan, each
plane peeling off to make for its
"Our targets were warehouses
filled with important war mate-
rials. As we neared them, spo-
radic anti-aircraft fire began -to
break out from different points
in the city," Sgt. Braemer said.
"General Dooolittle aimed the
nose of the plane at the target,
and when my calculations told
me it was time, I dropped the
first load. It was a hit.
"We had a load of seven bombs;-
and I used six of them on the
targets. As far as I could see,
they-were all effective. The other
planes were laying their loads
around the city and people were
milling about in the streets like
a hill of disturbed ants. The
raid was a complete surprise to
the Jap population.
"As we left our target, I kept
a sharp outlook for a good spot
on which to lay our one remain-
ing bomb. Finally, I saw a clus-
ter of warehouses. I contacted
Gen.. Doolittle over the intra-
phone, and he made for them. I
let the bomb go, and was glad to
gee it straddle the objective."
When the raid was over, the
planes headed towards the speci-
fied landing field on the banks
of the Yangtse river in China.
They were flying' over Japanese
occupied territory when it be-
came apparent that the fuel sup-
ply would not be adequate to
make the field.
"We hoped to make Chinese
occupied territory before our
gas supply failed," Sgt. Brae-
mer said, "and we very nearly
did. We were only about a
mile from the Chinese guer-
rilla lines when the gas ran
out. The order came to bail
out, and we left the plane one
at a time. I got my legs pretty
badly cut up leaving the ship,
but not seriously so.
"As I remember, the thing
that concerned me most on the
trip down, was the fact that I
had to leave all my clothes in
the plane-my 0. D. uniform
and civilian shoes.
STOPPED BY GUERRILLA
"We were separated, of course,
when we landed. I made my way
towards the Chinese lines, thank-
ful that the Japanese apparently
hadn't detected us. Soon I ran
-into the guerrillo guard who was
dumbfounded to see an American
airman walking in from Jap held
"He took me into headquarters,
Where I found Gen. Doolittle had
already arrived. We identified
ourselves to the amazed Chinese
officials. The rest of our crew
"I was outside smoking later,"
the Sergeant recalled, "when I
saw a coolie coming over a hill.
He was walking oddly and I
The 301st squadron party wa
was excellent, and every G. I. had
of-the-world, there was plenty
tainment was first class.
The WAC CO co-operated by
sending up two truckloads of fe-
male warriors for dancing part-
ners and everyone will agree
that the WACs are aces. Our
squadron brass hats were on hand,
with their wives and girl friends
rubbing shoulders with the en-
Highlights of the party: (1)
Presentation of gifts to our for-
mer popular CO, Lt. McGee and
his charming wife. Lt. McGee
was deeply touched, and that was
enough reward for the squadron.
(2) Pvt. Lou Morgan, St. Louis,
Mo., with his hilarious bicycle-
comedy act which had the G.I's
in stitches. (3) Cpl. William A.
Hayes, Boston, Mass., and his
rendition of sentimental Irish
ballads. We have been asked to
censor what took place in the
barracks after the affair. But
watched him. Imagine my sur-
prise when I saw he was wear-
ing the shoes I had abandoned
in Ihe plane! I made him pull
them off. They were much too
large for him, and he had
stuffed moss in the toes to
take up the slack."
The Sergeant left next day
with the rest of the party, for
the landing field they hadn't
been able to reach. They traveled
up the Yangtse for five days be-
fore arriving at the base.
After a brief rest of a week,
Sgt. Braemer was ordered to
Chuing Klang. Traveling by train
and bus for four days, he arrived
:t 3 base from which he boarded
a transport plane for the balance
of the journey.
Two events that are notable
are recalled by the Sergeant dur-
ing his Chung Kiang visit. One
was \when the Japs pulled off a
bombing raid while he was sitting
don n to a succulent Chinese
lunch. which he had to leave;
the other ,a more pleasant ex-
pericnce. was when Mme. Chiang
Kai-Shek personally pinned
China's highest award to his
blouse, the Grade A, Class I
Army and Naval medal. Sgt.
Braemer was later to receive
both the Distinguished Flying
Cro's and the Air Medal from
his own government. He has an
oak leaf cluster and a silver star
After five days in Chung
Ki.ng. the Sergeant was ordered
to India. In several months he
was sent variously to Assam, Cal-
cutta, New Dehli, Karachi and
Allahabad. From the latter, he
was moved up to an advanced
base, for bombing missions over
150 HOURS COMBAT FLYING
In the 16 months he spent over-
seas, the Sergeant participated in
26 bombing missions and piled
up 150 hours of combat flying.
The only respite accorded the
hard-fighting crews was during
monsoon weather, when it was
impossible for flights to go out.
It was not combat duty that
eventually grounded Sergeant
Braemer. It was the prevalent
Indian dysentery. After pre-
liminary treatment he was
shipped back to this country,
landing in Miami about a
His condition was so improved
upon arrival, that he asked for
and received a 15-day delay en
route, plus travel time, to visit
his home in Washington. He re-
turned, accompanied by his wife,
the former Helene Lind, of Seat-
tie. She plans, she says, to re-
main with her husband as long
as he is in this country.
When interviewed, the Ser-
geant was in the Base hospital
for treatment, but insists vehem-
ently that he is not ill enough to
be in bed. He is visited daily by
his wife and when they are to-
gether they appear more like
newlyweds than old married
folks of three years' standing.
Whatever the future may hold,
one may safely assume that Ser-
geant Braemer can meet it. He
is serious, matter of fact and has
a direct glance that packs a lot of
dynamite. Though only of med-
ium height, he has already done a
giant's job of pouring misery on
You've got to be good to be
Gen. "Jimmy" Doolittle's bom-
ons Go to
Guys of 301st
as a howling success. the turnout
d a good time. The music was out-
of chow and brew, and the enter-
we feel safe in saying that, at
the moment, the morale of the
301st is tops. When's the next
Promoted to S/Sgt. last
week were George W. Shuer-
man Jr., Jefferson, Okla.;
Richard L. Darling, Mansfield,
0.; John G. Bardo, Brooklyn,
N. Y., and Gilbert L. Kent,
Marshfield, Mass. Promoted to
Sgt. were Cpls. Cornelius A.
Mesched, Kamrar, Iowa; Peter
F. Fontana, Copiague, N. Y4
George C. Conradson, Saratoga
Springs, N. Y.; Franke De
Palma, Staten Island, N.Y.;
Clarence A. McElroy, Los
Angeles, Cal.; Carl M. Har-
rison Jr., Miami, Fla., and
Leonard G. Fuchs, Buffalq
N. Y. Upped to Cpl. was An.
thony J. Klosowski, Milwaukee,
Wis. Congratulations, fellows.
T/Sgt. Gardner Carter, New
York city, doesn't boast to his
wife any more about his ability
with the rod and reel. His wife
doesn't fish, but agreed to try
some angling in Tampa Bay on
Carter's day off. Result? You
guessed it; at the end of the day,
the little woman had garnered
a fine mess of fish, while all the
blushing T/Sgt. could show were
a few miserable nibbles!
He's a quiet, soft-spoken guy
but he's been around. We're
referring to S/Sgt. William H.
Stamm, Elmira Heights, N. Y.,
who has seen plenty of service
with the Air Forces in South
America, Porto Rico and Panama.
Stamm has a hundred tales about
his Latin excursions.
Awarded the Good Conduct
medal upon recommendation of
the CO were M/Sgt. Joseph E.
Eberling, East St. Louis, Ill.;
S/Sgt. Wilbur E. Bettels, Mah-
nomen, Minn.; T/Sgt. Joseph E.
Gallagher, Buffalo, N. Y.; T/Sgt.
Carl H. Davis, Little Rock, Ark.;
S/Sgt. William H. Stamm, El-
mira, Heights, N; Y.; S/Sgt.
Clarence W. Bornemann, Green-
leaf, Wis.; S/Sgt. Robert J. Lar-
son, Great Falls, Montana; S/S'gt.
Barnard P. Robertson, Wood-
stock, Ga.; S/Sgt. Sidne y
Schwartz, Bronx, N. Y.; S/Sgt.
Walter W. Kaczor, West Groton,
Mass.; Sgt. Ival F. Hoover, In-
dianola, Iowa; S/Sgt. Gilbert L.
Kent, Marshfield, Mass.; Sgt.
Richard T. Sturm, Indianapolis,
Ind.; Sgt. Robert N. Copeland, St.
Louis, Mo.; Sgt. John L. James,
Weston, Colo.; Sgt. Louis J.
Schanberger, Pikesville, Md.; Sgt.
Cornelius A. Mescher, Kamrar,
Iowa; S/Sgt. James P. Clancey,
Olympia, Wash.; Cpl. Brownie C.
Gaydemski, Cleveland, Ohio.
Introducing our amiable sta-
tistical officer, W/O (JG) Ber-
nard L. Bloom. A crack admin-
istrative officer, Mr. Bloom came
up the hard way, as an enlisted
man. So if you have any griping,
forget about the chaplain, and
see Mr. Bloom he understands
the woes of a grieving G. I., and
can give you a Y'ew pointers.
S/Sgt. Arthur Camper
Eisenhower Lauds Noncom
For Gigging Officers
ALGIERS (CNS) Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower has com-
mended an unidentified non-
commissioned officer's protest
that "most officers do not salute
properly." The noncom, in a letter
to the Army newspaper, "Stars
and Stripes" complained that of-
ficers frequently brush off en-
listed men with a "flabby gesture
in which the saluting hand looks
like a bent fork."
Gen. Eisenhower, expressing
his appreciation for the "soldierly
observations" made by the non-
com said that he hoped the in-
cident would result in an im-
provement for which he has been
striving "in instructions, train-
ing memoranda and every other
way that has occurred to me."
WACS PUT TRUST IN CRUST
FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga.-
WACs at Fort Oglethorpe believe
the way to a man's heart is
through his stomach, but it helps
if he knows the name and address.
So-when a WAC cook bakes a
pie for the fliers' mess at nearby
Lowell Air field -he puts her
name and address under the Die
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIiAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
...They Also Serve...
By S/SGT. EVE SIMMONS
Perhaps no one serves in a greater capacity in the building of morale for the Amer-
ican soldier than the wife who follows her soldier husband from camp to camp while
he remains in the United Stated.
It is well known that the army does not encourage, especially in time of war, the
soldier's family accompanying him on his tour of duty. However, women continue to ac-
company their soldier husbands despite the admonition from the powers that be.
Women have followed the army since armies have existed. True, during earlier wars
it was not always wives who followed the troops, nor was the army woman the morale
factor they are for the present army. It. is a courageous woman, steadfast in her purpose
to remain with her mate so long as he is in the country for which he is being trained to
fight, who follows the army today. Hers is no easy life.
Living under conditions that would scandalize her civilian sisters, the soldier's wife
maintains a home in one room, or two or three rooms if she is very fortunate and no t
her husband is in the coveted bracket classified as the first three grades. a rec
The life of the Army wife is asked
nomadic. She has lived, at one each place with a speculative eye until he must again return to she ]
time or another, in a half dozen for possibilities, duty. Her doubts and fears that them
Army camps or posts. Each time As the hopefully prospective the hours and days will be only a re,
ton few. until he must leave for guy.
she moves she must sell or give
away the treasures that made a
home of the dingy room or apart-
ment because of transportation
difficulties. The bowls of ivy, pur-
chased at the local dime store and
trained carefully over windows to
hide the dingy view of a neigh-
boring house, an array of tin
cans and discarded bedsprings
strewn carelessly in the alley,
must be emptied to be packed.
They will be filled again to shut
out similar ugliness in the new
The snowy curtains, the chair
cushions, all fashioned out of flour
or sugar sacks obtained from the
post commissary, will probably
not fit the new windows. New
curtains will have to be made
from more flour or sugar sacks
at the new -station.
. Orange crate dressing tables
and cupboards (their lowly origin
disguised with curtains of bright
colored gingham, hand sewn, will
be shorn of their dressings to
cover new orange crates when
the first cleaning has been done
in the invariably dirty "Rooms to
NEW HOME EACH MOVE
Each time the soldier's ,wife
moves, she must begin her home-
making from scratch. Visiting
room after room in the areas
where rent is most likely to be
within the meager budget of her
husband's pay, (it is seldom if
ever within the allowance for
quarters granted enlisted men in
the first three grades), she views
landlord watcnes me Army wire
look over his place, for which he
will undoubtedly charge too much
rent, she is not seeing the ugli-
ness and barrenness of the' worn,
shaky furniture, the frankly dirty
walls, or the unattractive scenes
from the invariably dirty win-
dows. She is seeing it as it will
appear when she has cleaned it
thoroughly and dressed its ugliness
with her few gaudy curtains, the
treasured small pictures, books
and gadgets for the what-nots that
took up precious space in the
foot-locker or packing crate. She
is viewing the barrenness as it
will appear to her husband when
he returns home after retreat ...
a man's home, however humble,
his castle even though he is a
soldier who must, sooner or later,
foreswear such homely comforts
for the battle front where he will
fight for the life and freedom of
his landlord and the neighbors
surrounding his makeshift home.
LONG HOURS OF WAITING
Once her home, one room or
three, has become as attractive
as she can make with her limited
means, the Army wife finds she
has days of nothing to do but
wait. She needs no timepiece, if
she lives near enough to the camp
or post to hear the gun. Her
day begins before dawn, when
she gets out of' bed to make a
cup of steaming coffee before her
man leaves to "make reveille."
The rest of the day is com-
prised of meaningless hours until
she can hear the retreat gun and
her man will be free to return
home for the few brief hours
.. Something for a man to remember over there
SShe is seeing it as it will appear when she has cleaned it.
thought of imposition in such
quest. The fact that she is
i such a favor indicates that
has been accepted- as one of
. ... she is, in their parlance,
gular fellow, "a route order
It is, indeed, high praise of
overseas, and she must pass her which she is very proud.
days waiting for word that he There-is a constant sense of
. the treasured small pic tures, books and gadgets.
may never return, she keeps to financial instability that leaves
herself. She is determined to never a dull moment for the sol-
make the most of the time they dier's wife. The soldier and his
can be together. With her family live from pay day to pay
limited means she is grimly de- day. There is seldom anything
termined to make these hours left over the last day of the
something for her man to remem- month. The landlord and the
her over there something for corner grocer see to that.
which he will want to live to Though she may purchase at
come home. cost at the government commis-
ALWAYS GOOD LISTENER sary, the Army wife soon learns
The Army wife learns' the that it does not stock everything
TheI Army wire learns' the that is needed. Often, she is too
same sense of camaraderie that is far is neethe comen, sre is to
as much a part of her husband's her urchases and must patronize
cod icon as s her purchases and must patronize
code of daily conduct as his close a local grocer. Too often, she
order drill. She learns to sit learns the grocer has two prices
quietly by while her husband's
friends talk Army ofPete one for the civilian patron
who used to be in the -th Bat-and another for soldier trade
tery, Scofield barracks in Hono- CREDIT IS EXPENSIVE
lulu, or Joe or Bill, who played
ball for Company X back in All in all, there are many times
Henry barracks, Porto Rico, or of when the soldier's family must
the Old Man, Colonel So-and-So, do without many items of food
who dropped his campaign hat considered an absolute necessity
hoh drop phismp n a by civilian housewives. Commis-
cord off while demonstrating the y civilian housewives. Commis-
way the cord should be sewn on. sary bills must be paid at a given
She has heard the same stories date, rent must be paid promptly
dozens ofimes and is as bored whether the baby has cod live,
dozens of times and is as bored oil or shoes or not. Credit on
as her civilian sister is with her the outside is an expensive
husband's Little Audrey eollec- k lxury for the soldier's family.
tion. The Army -wife knowsThcaraee sd rto e
such reminiscences are the breath The camaraderie, so dear to the
of life to her husband and his as- soldier's heart, is also an expen-
of life to her husband and his as- sive item in the Army wife's
sociates. She smiles in the proper sve t tem in the Awrec wifes
places and when the boredom budget. Too often it wrecks com-
places andoreompletely any plans for a new house
grows too great, begins to pre- dress or school shoes for the
pare the simple refreshments that dess or school shoes for the
are all she can offer her guests. youngste G. wSeldomp, ain ,It
does the G. I. wife complain. It
SHE'S EVERYBODY'S PAL is a part of being an Army wife.
The Army wife is the sweet- It has been said that one does
heart of every man in her hus- not have friends in the Army
band's company, troop or battery, only casual acquaintances.
or she is a "hell cat," despised by That is particularly true of the
every man in the outfit. If the Army wife. The "dogface" wife
former, she never knows how soon learns that her social life is
many she will have for the eve- limited. She has little, if any,
ning meal. Tired of mass cook- contact with civilian women. Her
ing in the Army mess, her hus- life is too different. She has
band's friends will often suggest neither the apparel nor the
that she "fix up a steak supper, money with which to enter into
we'll bring the steaks." There is the social affairs of the neighbor-
hood in which she lives. She
has no means with which to re-
Since she has no desire to be
pitied by well-meaning friends,
she deliberately avoids contact
with those women whose finan-
cial situation is more fortunate
than her own. She is seldom in
one place long enough to make
lasting friends among the tran-
sient Army women. The social
clubs organized for the unmar--
ried soldier have no appeal for
her or her husband, who desires
only to spend his few remaining
days or weeks with his family.
SHE WILL FOLLOW HIM
Army wives will continue to
follow their men so long as they
remain on this side of the water.
They will continue to brave the
hardships that are the lot of Army
wives. Once their men have
gone, they will carry on in some
fashion, living only for the time
when they' can again make homes
of one or three rooms, in the
many Army camps or posts if
their men remain in the service.
The wives of men who return
to civil life will find they have
learned many things in that so-
ciety of "dogface wives." They.
will have learned a new sense of
companionship with their men
who will have won the victory
S. who will for many years
seek to establish a sense of per-
sonal peace that will be denied
to many following the upheaval
SHE ALSO SERVES .
Because of their weeks or
months in the Army, the soldier'sw
wife will have learned a frugality
that will be very necessary in the
economic struggle that invariably
follows war. They will nave
learned a deeper appreciation for
the necessity of "man's talk" for
their husbands in those days
when then returned soldier is
struggling to readjust himself
from soldier to civilian and will
live in the past rather than the
uncertainty of the future. It is
one of the additional prices she
must pay, as a soldier's wife, for
the warher husband fought.
The Army wife will have
learned many things. Most of
all, she will have learned to I
better wife for the part
played in the winning of
tory. She will have been the
largest factor in the morale that
made her husband the best soldier
in the world, the American Dog-
face, to whom the world will owe
its victorious peace. She alst
No More Army
The designation "limited serv-
ice," as it pertains to the enlisted
men as a special group within
the army, has been eliminated.
Enlisted men who were classi-
fied as "limited service" and
whose records show they do not
meet the general service require-
ments will be re-examined. Those
who fail to meet the prescribed
minimum standards for induction
will be discharged. Exceptions
are provided for in the case of
a man who is physically qualified
to perform his present job and
whose commander desires his re-
tention. The same qualification
for general service will be re-
quired of the WAC.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
Written by Marion Ward and
Compiled by Horace Hackney
What could be a better begin-
ning for this week's column than
a hearty expression'of congratu-
lations to L. T. Rogers, Com-
manding Officer of 26th Sub-De-
pot, who is now being addressed
as Lt. Col. Rogers? Three cheers
to you, Sir. We're happy about
the whole thing.
SGuess what? Edna Linn, S. D.
fpply's ol' faithful, is back
kain. Edna's one of the 26th
.D. vets-started here during
S. D.'s infancy. She's been
kicked around by the M. D.'s
quite a bit, but now her health
is better, and we're delighted to
have her back.
Signal Section's Jackie Burk-
ett and Bill Henrie left the folds
of Sub-Depot recently to return
home. With regret, we bid them
Supply mourns the departure
of Sue Logan, who submitted her
resignation in response to doc-
tor's orders. We don't like to say,
"goodbye," so its' just, "so long,
There's an extremely happy
young lady in Signal Section
these days-her husband, T/Sgt.
Leonard S. Medlin, was selected
as "Typical Doughboy in Eng-
land" and that isn't all-he's ex-
pected to be here at Drew Field
the latter part of this month. Is
her heart a-flutter!
Hey, People! Meet Mary Costa,
Ted Griffith's new typist from
Lansing, Mich. She's got an ac-
cent, and she's cute, too!
Signal Section wonders why
Ann Marotta, better known as
"Toni," keeps singing "No, No,
No"-maybe she's in competition
with her brother, Sam, who had
a song published lately called, "I
Heard Your Tears." Here's hop-
ing Sam's song will be a success.
Mary Tingle, one of Supply's
Whse. "A" storekeepers, has
something else to brag about now
-Husband Bill Tingle received
his commission the other day.
Last week we had a Sub-Depot
"Cutie." This week, we have the
ideal Sub-Depot pin-up girl. Can
you imagine her with: Sue Lo-
gan's hair, Bettl Purvis' eyes,
Madge McAab's lips Katherine
Pattillo's teeth, Jackie McWhir-
ter's smile, Kitty Adams' nose,
LaVerne Elrod's complexion,
Mary Barfield's ,personality, and
Eloine Smalley's figure? WHAT
Notice to Absentees: The fol-
lowing cablegram is quoted for
your information: "Congratula-
tions; comrades. Your splendid
co-operation is deeply appreci-
ated. Every day you neglect to
show up for work, you help the
war effort of your pal, the under-
Ideas for Victory are being ac-
cepted in all divisions of Sub-
Depot. Have you submitted
l64th AW Loses
Two Key Men To
By T/5 HANLEY DAWSON JR.
Congratulations to 1st Sgt. Earl
K. Jones upon his recent mar-
riage. "Jonesy" has certainly
taken a new lease on life.
We are all anxious to know
who the "Blonde Bombshell" is
that Sgt. McGuchin has lately
been courting nightly in Tampa.
The 564th happily announces
the arrival of a new member to
its ranks-a six pound baby girl,
born to 1st Sgt. Mattice's wife
'way up in Illinois.
"Bucking" Homer Hart really
has that furlough-itis. Calm down,
Homer, only about 300 more
T/5 Kanewske leaves today for
home here he will be greeted
by the sound of wedding bells.
S/Sgt. Krall is back in our midst
again. Have a good time," Joe?"
Sgt. Ed Hoy, last week's scribe
takes on a new "moniker" after
his column, "Chief Walkie
Talkie." Where did you get that
Wednesday Is No Day to
See Sights at St. Pete,
It's many thanks to artist Ber-
nard Schmittke for the caricature
which graces the heading of this
colmun. Look for it weekly as a
guide to happenings in Hq. Sq.
of the III Fighter Command.
The carpenter mimeograph
shop acquired another pet a
very friendly Doberman Pinscher
named "Mike." When they moved
to their new location at Fifth
and E, the dog was given the
boys, with the keys, by the physi-
cal training staff, former occu-
pants of the building.
Our sincere sympathies to Sgt.
George Betts, who lost his father
this past week. George was called
home on an emergency furlough.
Joe Rarus and "Gus" Jones,
A-4's lunch carriers, have called
a temporary truce to playing
jokes on each other. It seems
Joe is now ditching his lunch so
well in a different spot daily that
"Gus" would need a course in
map reading to find it. Jones
isn't taking chances either; he
puts his under lock and key!
Latest officer's promotion
went to Capt. W. G. Dodds; con-
gratulations. Lt. H. M. Norris
checked out for Army Air
Forces combat intelligence
school 'at Harrisburg, Pa.
We're glad to see that it's "Fr
sk hosp to dy" for Sgts. John Vi-
vona and Frank Shields.
Profuse thanks to whoever
fixed that deal for having laundry
on the "jawbone." Thanks due
to Hal Cochran for the fine job
in handling our laundry, and get-
ting shortages replaced. But a
base QM GI laundry like Mac-
Dill's would really be swell!
Joe (Pierre) Lavelle has found
the Upper B-l'ers most concerned
over his health and welfare, aren't
they Pierre? You know what we
Lucky Sammy Palmer spent
most of his furlough with his
WAC girl friend (an officer!),
the one from Charlotte, N. C.
Wonder if Sam saluted her each
time he spoke to her?
Captain Lane told this on him-
self. He decided he'd telephone
the Message Center (Ex. 307), in-
stead of visiting them. Dialing
324 (his own extension), he failed
at first to understand why he re-
ceived the busy sign!
Signal's Mrs. Gum moved over
to fill the open desk in A-l. and
was replaced by Mrs. Julia M.
Allerdice. Mrs. Ball, ex-A-4'er,
is now in the Inspection Section,
having replaced Mary Dean, who
returned to her home in Pitts-
burgh. Didja have a good vaca-
tion, Miss Forsyth?
Sgt. of the Guard George Em-
rick had a call at the MP gate
one evening and drove down in
the jeep. Completing the bus-
iness at hand, George left the
MP office and discovered, much
to his chagrin, no jeep. The
mystery, of the disappearing
jeep was soon solved; our jeep
had been mistaken by an MP
for one of theirs.
Authorities on Jazz band re-
cordings are Clarke and Palumbo.
Both can tell you practically the
entire musical history of the band
from just listening.
Bob Kane has been transferred
to a Sarasota outfit. Joe Corry
goes to Classification School at
a South Dakota university, and
Bookwalter leaves for the School
of Aviation Medicine, Randolph
field, this week-end. Sam Sis-
kind (the boy who got those good
salamis from home) left for Gun-
nery School at Fort Myers last
We're glad to see Line Karches
back again in A-3. Tony Pillet-
terre celebrated another birthday
Aug. 16. Proffitt is the newest
member of the Publications Sec-
tion. Where is Oxner picking up
those bad habits? He was ob-
served playing blackjack, but no
"Poochie" Antonucci and
"Badoglio" Cedrone are doing
all right helping to spark the
ball team on to their winnings.
Ray Dayton isn't telling which
gal manicured his face with
those long talons last Friday!
Advises Kayser of 573d
By T/5 E. E. "KAY" KAYSER
Well, well, some of you boys were certainly pleased to see
your name in print last week. Many more of you will be pleas-
antly surprised today.
We certainly called it right last
week on F/Sgt. Jack Lowder, Pfc. Albert H. Nowack Jr., Pfc.
company "B." Jack passed out Richard L. Cason, Pfc. Walter T.
the cigars Wednesday, August 18, Loch, Pfc. William K. Kinney,
in honor of the arrival of his son, Pfc. Thomas E. Davis, Pfc. James
s Larry Michael. Congrats, Sarge, F. Murta, Pfc. Kenneth E. Smith,
and the best of luck to your wife Pfc. N. J. Rowley, Pfc. Cecil
and son who are up in "God's West, Pfc. Samuel W. Hinch, Pfc.
country," Indiana. Aubrey L. Lewis, Pfc. Dominic J.
"Where's my pipe? Anyone Allivato, Pfc. James B. Hovis,
SePfc. Malcolm H. Nordley and Pfc.
seen my pipe? Anyone seen Emil Pavel.
my. pipe?" A very familiar Oh, no, John W. Whittle, we
song often heard around head- didn't forget you! He was pro-
quarters when the major gets. moted from staff sergeant to
so busy he lays down his pipe, technical sergeant.
(as much a part of him as By the way, St. Pete is a very
the cigar is to Churchill), and nice place to visit, but, by all
doesn't remember where he means don't -ever go over there
laid it. on a Wednesday afternoon. The
"Here today and gone tomor- stores are closed, and "posilutely"
row" is the sergeant major's woe- there is no one on the streets!
ful "swan song." He gets 60 new
men one day, and ships out 80 or Former Louisville
so the following! "How can ,I
build up an outfit at that rate?" IClo No
dejectedly asks the sergeant CoO nel I NOW
(M/Sgt. William Harbert Jr.)
who seeks and finds consolation A+ Army Camp
and satisfaction through his eight
or ten cigars a day.
Can any of youse guys visual- One of the soldiers at Camp
izes being transferred from Drew Weatherford, S/Sgt. Zachana Gis-
field to Canada in the summer- pan, was an ex-Palestine banker,
time? Well, (believe it or not, and can speak real Hebraic and
by Ripley) it's~happened! Some Arabic language.
of our best liked and most popu- Did you know that T/5 Zucca
lar friends are in Canada going was formerly a professor at the
to school at the moment, enjoy- University of Southern California
ing the breezes and relief from in foreign languages?
the mosquitoes studying may- To Sgt. Paul Baker, Camp
be, a little bit in between Weatherford is still the same
Namely, M/Sgt. Rocco N. De place. Sgt. Baker formerly
Lorenzo, T/4 Richard N. Erick- trained with the Louisville "Col-
son, company "C"; T/Sgt. Morris onels."
E. Haugee, T/Sgt. William D. Lt. Groenendyke who saw
Johnson, Sgt. Donald W. Maw, the invasion of Norway, has
T/3 Ludvic L. Pichler, S/Sgt. just returned from Canada.
Raymond H. Rinehart, T/3 Floyd Introducing First Sergeant Al-.
E. Shutt, T/5 James F. Eckel, vin Heyman, who is one of the
T/5 Herbert C. Thornton, corn- key figures is one of the largest
pany "B"; M/Sgt. Labon B. Hurl- and most important companies in
burt, Jr., T/5 Norman F. John, the AW at Camp Weatherford.
son, company "A." Sgt. Heyman was born in Wil-
And, talking about mos- liamsport, Pa. Graduated from
quitoes, now that their "hunt- high school, he entered Penn
ing" season is over (we hope), State College where he com-
we proudly announce the win- pleted a four-year pre-legal and
ner of a unique contest. Lt. Da- administration course in three
vid Kennedy, commanding of- years. While at college he took
ficer of company "D" and his active part in ROTC, studied In-
F/Sgt. Walter Deavers, en- fantry tactics and held the rank of
gaged in a mosquito "murder" First Sergeant.
contest, savagely killing each Graduating in 1940, when he
mosquito, dubbing it a Jap. The received his Bachelor of Arts de-
contest was nip and tuck at gree, he enlisted in the Army at
first, but ended in a walk-a- New Cumberland, Pa., and was
way, according to the lieuten- later sent to Drew Field, Tampa.
ant. He won by the score 131 Sgt. Heyman has been responsi-
to 43. Sgt. Deavers claims that bly associated with some of the
Lt. Kennedy was able to get largest aircraft warning corn-
ahead and claim the victory panies in Drew Field.
only after he went home on In May, 1943, he was promoted
furlough, and wasn't around from Sergeant to First Sergeant.
for a while to check his op-
ponent's score! CITY'S 1,000th WAVE
LOS ANGELES, Cal.-Phyllis
And now for the promotion Michel, 20, had the good fortune
corner. (Yes, just as we prom- to be the 1,000th WAVE to enter
ised, here are some more for this the service from this city. Ac-
week!) The following were pro- cording to Lt. Comdr. J. D. Cash- C
moted to sergeant: T-5 Arthur man, in charge of WAVE recruit-
M. Eudy, Cpl. Edward Finck; to ing here, enough have enlisted
T/4, T/5 Ralph Spencer; to cor- from this city to release enough
poral, T/5 Sam J. Dovolo; to T/5, men to man several warships.
FOR SALE-Schaeffer Life-time Ever-
sharp Pencil, value $4.50. Will sell for
a reasonable amount. Call Harry
Evans. Phone 287.
FOR SALE-FORD '37 Tudor Sedan,
$390. In fair condition in spite of
67,000 miles. Call 823. Capt. Frank B.
Morgan, Org. 588 S.A.W. Bn.
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. Bn.
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED TO BUY-Argus or Kodak
35, Candid Camera. Must have coupled
range finder. Will pay any reason-
able price for camera in good condi-
tion. Pvt. F. W. Nicholas, Org. Ph.
WANTED TO BUY-Alarm clock, any
size, any kind. Pfc. "Bunnie" Cassell,
Org. Phone 287.
WANTED TO BUY-Flashlight with
batteries, in good condition. Pfc. Dor-
othy Nordeen. Org. 756th WAC Post
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.
CAMERA WANTED-Must be reason-
ably priced. State make, model, con-
dition and price. T/S L. Kurtzberg,
Co. "C," 588th S.A.W. Bn.
WILL SWAP electric razor in excellent
condition for an alarm clock. See
T/5 Alfred Panetz, Base Special Serv-
INTERESTED in becoming member of
car pool for purpose of going back
and forth daily between Drew Field
and St. Petersburg. Have own car,
but insufficient coupons to run car
every day. Lt. L. R. Skelton. Org.
304th Bomb Sq., 84th Bomb. Group.
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.
ALL-WHITE English Bull Dog. Am
leaving Tampa, and wish to give dog
as mascot to some unit on Drew
which will give him good home. Well-
behaved and friendly. Call Mr. L. F.
Center at Y-5537.
LOST AND FOUND
FOUND-If Pvt. Newton Hoover, who
lost his wallet containing private pa-
pers, will contact Sgt. Brooks at the
Rifle range, he may obtain it.
ENLISTED MAN with experience at
watch repairing. See PX Personnel
Officer, 1st St. and B Ave., or Ph. 877.
NOTICE to all officers and enlisted
men: The Base Special Services-Of-
fice would like very much to receive
the phone No. and address of any
residence which you are vacating. Call
258, Mrs. Powell.
CALLING all radio hams. Would like
a call from all hams at Drew for qst.
mag. Will also act as information for
suggestions relative to forming a
Drew Ham club. or holding a Ham-
fest. W9 D PU. T/Sgt. William J.
Kiewel. Org. 314th Base Hqs. & AB
Sq. Bks. 211.
SPEND your free time at the Hobby
Shop, 4th and Avenue A. Make useful
and worthwhile objects of wood or
TALENT WANTED for the coming
Drew Review. Can use stage hands
and electricians. Apply at the Spe-
cial Service Office, 8th & B.
WILL RENT ROOM with private bath
to single officer. Located on Gulf at
Clearwater Beach. Inquire Capt. Fell-
hauer Ext. 232. H-8711.
COULD YOU help me find an apart-
ment or a house. Have tried to find
livable quarters 'r 5 months. Corp.
Maltz, Drew Field phone number 495,
Tampa number H-45-254. Corp. Maltz.
Org. 1st Rept., 503rd S.A.W Bn.
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE W ANT AD Classifications
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY 0 FOR SALE
PERSONNEL IN 0 WANTED TO BUY
DREW FIELD ECHOES TRANSPORTATION
BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B" 0 LOST AND FOUND
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Officers of 624th
Captain James -G. Roberts,
commanding the 626th Bomb
Squadron of the 405th Bomb
Group is pleased to announce the
promotions of John W. Chambers
of Asheville, North Carolina;
Glenn C. Truesdell, of Ackley,
Iowa, and Walter' P. Lepski of
Plattsburg, New York, to the
rank of first lieutenant.
Lt. Chambers, squadron com-
munications officer attended
Biltmore and North Carolina
colleges prior to, enlisting in the
Army. He took R. O. T. C. train-
ing in school, was also in the
North Carolina National Guard
prior to his enlistment in May
1942. He started his cadet train-
ing in September and was com-
missioned at Yale university in
His first assignment was with
the 84th Bomb group with which
he served until his recent assign-
ment when the group was or-
Lt. Chambers is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Chambers of Ashe-
ville, N. C. Lieutenant and Mrs.
Chambers reside in Tampa.
Lt. Truesdale, squadron engin-
eering officer, is a graduate min-
ing engineer. He attended Iowa
Lt. Truesdell left a position
with the U. S. Bureau of Mines
to enter the Army. He com-
pleted his army engineering
training at Chanute field and
was commissioned at Yale uni-
versity in Fabruary 1943. He
has been with the 405th Bomb
group since it was: activated.
His parents Mr.and Mrs. S. F.
Truesdell reside at Leland, Ia.
Lt. Lepski enlisted in the Army
Air corps March 1942. He attained
the grade of Staff Sergeant be-
fore entering Ordnance OCS in
October. He was assigned to the
84th Bomb group with which he
'served until he assumed his pres-
ent duties when this group was
He attended Lowell Commercial
college and Brooklyn Tech High
He is the son of Lt. Col. and
Mrs. William Lepski of Brooklyn,
The air echelon of the 405th
Bomb group has been very much
up in the air this week practicing
formation flying. To make up per-
sonnel deficiency within the group
the following pilots are on loan
from the 84th Bomb group:
Capt. Richard E. Holcomb;
1st Lts. Stanley J. Meadows,
Royal G. Riggle, Newton P. Lit-
tleton, Daniel L. Everett; 2nd
Lts., John W. Watrous, Harold V.
Johnson, Ralph Kaplowitz, John
W. Allison, Wilford A. Knight,
ton, Albert J. Eichell,,John E.
Ferrar and Staff Sergeant Nor-
man K. Hubbard.
Majors Hook and Thomas have
been hard at it with the boys, and
from the looks of things fine
progress is being made.
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diers. Our WAC is still on the
314th Sq. Leading
Notice that the 314th B. H. and
A. B. Sq. has two winners in the
list. That's a good beginning for
the outfit and should be a chal-
lenge to other organizations to
get in there and fight all the
Starting on the search for the
best dressed man of Drew, our
"mystery" WAC, feeling a little
shaky, climbed the steps of PX
No. 10 the other day, tripping over
several fatigue-clad men. It wasn't
because the men were clad in
fatigues that our WAC passed
them up but because they were
wearing overseas hats. They were
out of uniform.
Eagle Eye at Work
Carefully she scanned the dog-
faces for a prospective "best-
dressed." No, that neat-looking
chap in suntans had forgotten to
polish his shoes. That lad in blue
denim probably hadn't washed his
fatigue hat in months.
Trying to appear as nonchalant
as one can while feeling like a
G.I. Mata Hari, our WAC strolled
over to the coke counter, sneak-
ing glances at each softly-whis-
tling soldier. Plenty of clean-
shaven "chins, plenty of fresh-
washed fatigues and khakis. Lots
of haircuts, too-but where was
a G.I. with all the qualifications
of a first-class military man?
Ah-over there beside the sand-
wiches-wasn't that a clean fa-
tigue suit? Oh, those shiny shoes!
And that shave and haircut were
recent jobs, all right. Um-hm! A
neat job from top to toe.
Winner Is Surprised
Blushing for the first time in
years, our "Mystery Gal" sidled
over to him.
"Uh--er-would you like to be
-we mean, you are-we mean,
congratulations; you are one of the
best-dressed men of the week,"
It turned out that the first
winner was Cpl. James H. Ander-
son, of the 903d QM Co. A native
of Philadelphia, he has been in
the Army 13 months. He was
married six months ago while on
Second "best dressed" was Pfc.
Clemends Blackston, who was
spotted as he passed in a jeep.
It developed he was a trimly
turned-cut member of the 570th
Hqs. and Plot. Co. He was a
truck driver in civil life and he's
doing the same thing for Uncle
Our WAC then popped what
for her is the $64 question.
"Are you married?" she asked
"Oh, no," he answered. I'm
only 20, but I have a wonderful
little girl back home in Kentucky.
She thinks I'm, plenty handsome
in my uniform, too."
Our WAC agreed and handed
him two movie passes.
Football Man Wins
Next soldier selected was Cpl.
Carmin Fognano, former football
player for Temple University
under Pop Warner. Between
graduation and the Army he was
a professional model. He hails
from Ancora, N. J., an1 is in the
314th B. H. and A. B. Sq. He
Man of the week-No. 4 is Cpl.
Henry C. Flonacher, also of the
314th. A native of Chicago, he
has attended two G. I. schools and
now is assistant chief clerk in the
operations section. He is married.
Schott, a member of the 624th
Bomb Sq., is a graduate of Iowa
State University, where he studied
accountancy. He is a bridegroom
of three weeks, having married a
girl from the tall corn state. Mrs.
Schott thinks her husband is
much easier to look at in a uni-
form than he was in civies.
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European area and Language
courses men must now have at
least one year of college and
AGCT scores of 130 or better,
unless they are quite fluent. A
man fairly fluent in an Asiatic
language needs an AGCT score of
120. Asiatic and rare European
languages are given first atten-
tion by higher headquarters.
The medical courses are open,
but only to a limited extent.
Those who have been accepted
for matriculation by accredited
medical schools may obtain medi-
cal or pre-medical training.
Briefly stated the foregoing are
the present courses and educa-
tional requirements. Men whose
applications have already been
forwarded but who have not been
called are being reviewed. If
they do, not meet the new re-
quirements their applications are
returned to the individual.
SCOTCH FALSE RUMORS
The rumor that participation
in ASTP requires signing up
for three to five years is
groundless. Fourth Service
Command requests that such
rumors be discontinued, be-
cause they tend to dissuade
men from applying, for ASTP.
The proposed mathematics
course at Tampa university had
to be abandoned for two reasons.
The required quota of men did
not sign up, and changes in re-
quirements for ASTP already
noted above made it evident that
the course would not aid some
of the men. A year of college
physics had been made an addi-
All military personnel who have ration books 1 and 2
may pick up application blank for ration book No. 3 froni
their organization. Applications MUST be mailed to address
on card before midnight, August 31, 1943.
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,
W and X 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
Cpupons 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, 40:-
inspection record and registration card must accompany
applications for Gasoline. Tire applications must be indorsed
by this board before being submitted to the OPA.
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Monday, Aug. 30-
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. 31-
7:00 p.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, Sept. 1-
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, Sept. 2-
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.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
By CPL. O. H. HAMMOND, Jr.
Tampa fishing was fine last
week. Your correspondent, how-
ever, was on furlough (the result
of a bit of successful angling. I
I to plug cast for several weeks
finally got a strike in New
York City. The metropolis is
quite fish conscious these days of
meat ration, and I can vouch for
a very fine sea bass a 1'Oriental
at the Ritz-Carlton. It was cold
in aspic with fresh tarragon, and
I thought it excellent until the
very end of the repast, when the
check came round. Of course,
my furlough was spoiled by the
thought of all the fine tarpon
splashing away at Gandy bridge.
Blonde Fish Story
Not being present except in
spirit we have had to rely on the
reporting abilities of many imagi-
native scouts. From these sources,
I have gathered that the tarpon
fishing has really been at a peek.
A pretty blonde who works dis-
tractingly near your editor ar-
rived a bit sleepy eyed Saturday
morning. She explained she was
unavoidably detained because the
crowds watching the tarpon fish-
ing had tied up traffic at Gandy
bridge. The boat she tells me
was the Fanin III (this seems like
carrying things a bit too far).
She was apparently exhausted by
the strain of looking at the battle.
Facts and Figures
Mr. Gaddis, the intrepid fisher-
man and lecturer (he is also agent
for the Shakespeare Fishing
Tackle company) landed four or
five tarpon for the benefit of his
camera. The films, I hope, will
eventually be shown here, and we
shall be able to see just what we
While the tarpon have really
been having a run, experts do not
feel that this weekend will be as
good as last for the giant silver
fish as the moon is on the wane.
It should be fairly good, however.
Blue fish were particularly
abundant. They were striking on
the surface and also taking bait
off the bottom. Mackerel were in
the harbor in quite large schools,
and if trolling were allowed, size-
able catches could be made. As it
was, many of them were caught.
Mangrove snapper, Jack, and
Grouper were plentiful.
Flush with a 13-6 softball vic-
j)y over Captain Van Sistine's
PWUTC batsmen, Lieutenant
Prouty's 4th Training Battalion
officers' team stands ready to
take on all comers. The 4th
Training Battalion is undefeated.
The AWUTC took the lead with
a four-run surge in the first in-
ning against the 4th Training
sluggers, but wilted under a heavy
barrage of hits by Prouty's offi-
Best fielding play of the day
was pulled by Lieutenant Mento,
of the 4th Training Battalion, who
nabbed a sizzling line drive to
click off a double play. In addi-
tion to Prouty and Mento, other
members of the winning team
were Lieutenants Heckert, Ecker-
le, Clarc, Thornton, Kurpiewski,
Albrecht, Rapp, and Halsted.
Meanwhile, the enlisted men of
the 4th Battalion Hqs. nosed out,
8-7, the First Reporting Co. of
Members of the 4th Battalion
Hqs. team were Redding, Simp-
son, Esposito, Buccio, Peterson,
Hawkins, Luke, Laskey, and
Brandenberg. On the Ist Report-
ing team were Benjamin, Dype,
Ellis, Pondolphi, Datson, Kaish,
iGeorge, Szymanowicz, Weiner.
Beat Drew, 11-10
Coming from behind twice, the Third Air Force officer
softballers defeated the 314th team, 11-10, here Tuesday,
squaring the series at one game each.
Most colorful player was the Third Air Force's Cap-
tain Larson, who pitched and batted his team to victory.
Suffering from wildness. throughout the seven-frame con-
test, Larson walked in the tenth and what appeared to be
the winning run for the 314th officers in the sixth inning.
HOME TEAM SCORES FIVE
The sixth was the home team's the sixth inning, when Lieut.
biggest inning, They scored five Lyons went in to bat for him.
runs on three hits, three walks, Lyons batted twice in the frame,
and an error, starting and ending the inning
Larson, who smashed a homer with outs.
in the third, came back in the The
last half of the sixth, cracking The box:
out a triple that scored the tying 314T' B.H. & A.B. I 3D AIR FORCE
run, then trotted across the plate SQUADRON
to register the winning marker stangler.if a4 2 Faulk,s b 4 1 1
on Lieut. Phillips' single. Denious.t 3 1 0 Jonos,c 3 2 2
GET EARLY START Peshkns 3 1 3 Vangrov.2b 4 0
GET EARLY START Roper.p 4 1 2 Larso,p 4 2 2
SThe Drew batsmen got off to a Joonesof, 2 0 0 MacCull'h.b 4 0 0
whirlwind start in the first in Delano.b 2 0 0 Phillis.sf 4 1
Lyons,3b 0 0 eJackson.lb 4 2
ning, when they got to Third Air Bull;2b 3 1 0 Townsend.k f 3 2
Force's pitching and fielding for Dal ley.b 3 2 0 Wakefieldrf 3 0 1
four runs. The visitors tied it up Erl.rf 2 1 Jacksont l 1 1
in the next frame,.-then took the -
lead in the third. Toal 32 10 10 Totals 36 11 15
Lieutenant Roper, who started 123 456 7-R H E
on the mound for the 314th, 314TH 400 105 0-10 10 3
switched to left field in the 3D AF 042 212 x-11 15 4
fourth, relinquishing the hurling Home run: Larson. Triple: Larson.
duties to Captain Dailey. Major Doubles: Roper. Vangrov. Walked by
Delano, base special service offi- Larson 7. Roper 1. Winning pitcher:
Lars.n. Losing pitcher: Dailey. Um-
cer, gave up his third base post in pire: Pfc. Christianson.
Camp Weatherford Sports
Program Growing Fast
By S/SGT. FRANCIS E. NOWICKI
Sports for all: Giant oaks from little acorns grow, according to
a well-known bit of philosophy. But acorns are not the only things
that grow to magnitude. The physical training and athletic office
at Camp Weatherford, which is the headquarters of the Sixth
Training Battalion at Bradenton is a case in point.
Red Cross Swim
By 28 Soldiers
Twenty-eight Drew Field sol-
diers qualified as swimming and
water safety instructors in the
second 10-day course sponsored
by the Red Cross.
The men wound up their course
with a functional swimming and
water safety exhibition at Cusca-
den Pool last Friday night.
The graduates were: William
W. Alfred, William I. Cabezut,
Wellington I. Clements, Cadre 8,
Med. Det.; Roland C. Bineau,
Andrew L. Freese, Cadre 9, Med.
Det.; Andrew M. Duncan, Walter
C. Herbert, Lewis M. Johns, Ar-
thur B. Mikkelson, 314th B. H. &
A. B. Sq.; Osias R. Capen, John
D. Kasper, 84th Bomb Gp.; Mike
Elizondo, John H. Hite, 624th
Bomb Sq.; Archie W. Campbell,
Newell H. Morton, 828th Guard
Sq.; Jessie J. E. Joseph, 304th
Bomb Sq.; Sanford M. Grossbart,
405th Bomb Gp.; Henry W.
Brethauer, 570thCo.; C harles F.
Goodwillie, 1st Det., 3d AFRD;
Robert E. Rickrode, Raymond J.
Treiber, .302d Bomb Sq.; Clayton
E. Moyer, 3d Det., 3d AFRD; Jo-
seph E. Moss, 4th Det., 3d AFRD;
Ben Leet, Hq. Co., 503d; John A.
Martin, 501st Hq.; Edward W.
Przybyla, Co. D, 570th; Raymond
A. Pulliam, Hq. Co., 503d; Robert
E. True, Med. Det.
Touch Football Leagues
Will Be Set Up Sept. 5
Get those football muscles lim-
bered up and start picking your
This is the advice of Lt. Law-
rence Stangler, assistant base
physical training officer, who is
in charge of intramural sports.
Plans call for the organization
of several touch football leagues
on the base. Teams desiring to
enter a league should contact the
base physical training office,
Eighth street between A. and B.
The telephone number is 429.
Entries must be in by Sept. 5.
A trophy will be awarded the
Once a minor part of the camp,
the sports program, directed by
Lt. James W. Kimble, will, in one
way or another, soon- include
every man at Camp- Weatherford.
Men Must Swim
There will be swimming for
those who want-and even for
those who don't-because how to
take care of himself in the water
is an important part of the sol-
dier's training .schedule.
Softball, football, basketball,
baseball, tennis, bowling, boxing,
etc.; in fact, practically every
sport in the book and every ex-
ercise known to physical culture
experts will be made available to
men stationed at this base.
The base sports program began
recently, but the first important
notice the camp gained was the
record of the Sixth Training Bat-
talion baseball team, which has
conquered the Drew Field Sig-
nalmen four straight times, III
Fighter Command, Sarasota, and
Twilight League Started
The Army prefers that every
man be in some group sport
rather than to train a single
champion. The Camp Weather-
ford twilight softball league is
under way. There will be box-
ing classes conducted by Cpl.
Robert Bowles, an experienced
For those who prefer other ac-
tivities there will be tennis, team,
bowling, volleyball and horse-
shoes. In fact, anything to keep
men physically hardened and also
to boost morale will be found on
The program has been planted,
has grown and is budding. It will
blossom out in full in the coming
weeks. Some of the sports, such
as swimming and physical train-
ing work, will be compulsory.
Others will be organized simply
for the men who choose to en-
gage in them.
Volleyball League to Be
Started for Officers
Volleyball fans among Drew
Field officers will be given an
opportunity to enjoy competi-
tion with the organization of a
Teams wishing to enter
should get in touch with Lieut-
enant Lorence Stangler, assist-
ant base physical training offi-
cer, whose office is located in
the rear of the Special Service
Building,.8th St. between A and
B. The telephone number is
DIVE CHAMP PIOTROWSKI
Shows How It's Done
The man diving below these words is Cpl. Joseph V.
Piotrowski, 555th Hqs. and Plotting Co., who has been
winning swimming and diving championships since he
He joined the Army in September, 1941, but .soldier-
ing didn't mean the end of winning for the 24-year-old
St. Louisan. In fact, he won the Ozark Diving Champion-
ship on his furlough a couple weeks ago.
For four years he was diving champion of St. Louis
and of Missouri. From 1932 to 1939 he was YMCA diving
PIOTROWSKI exhibits the Jantzen frame in a half-gay-
nor. Nice dive, eh, WACs?
DIVES LIKE THIS beautifully executed bawkjack earned
the corporal the Ozark diving championship.
SUCH SWAN DIVES add points that add up to the cham-
pionship. Piotrowski exhibited at Cuscaden Pool last Fri-
(Pictwaes by Base Photo Lab
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1943
,\" Girl of the Week
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Midnight Oil Gets
Pvt. in Doghouse;
Fan Mail Suffers
By T/5 T. P. Allen
Signal AW Detachments 22 & 23
The men in detachments 22 and
23 are coming along very nicely
with their physical training. Even
though resting up prior to going
overseas, they are about to get
in the pink of condition. Really,
a lot of them have broken out
with a prickly heat rash.
Of course, Privates Miller,
Snook and Sherfy, just back from
a 10-day furlough, have suffi-
ciently recovered from that morn-
ing after furlough feeling to
A0Iittle furlough, now and then,
Will not undo the best of men.
Reports from the front lead us
to believe that lack of coolness
under fire can lead to a lot of
- We have a suspicion that the
American public could spend
more time cultivating its victory
gardens and less time cultivating
its beer gardens.
Among the WACs we'd love to
Are those who love some other
Pvt. John R. Behan is the most
popular man in the signal AW
detachment 22. He has just what
it takes to get oodles and gobs of
fan mail. One night as he was
burning the midnight oil in an
effort to catch up on answering
his sugar and news reports, he
was rudely interrupted to find
himself in the dog house with
the 0. D. for writing past the
"lights out" stop sign. That's get-
ting letters the hard way, but
Pvt. Behan says a letter a day
keeps his blues away.
Pvt. "Why should we fight, they
say the pen is mightier than the
Cpl.: "Oh, sure, that is true,
but the hide of the Axis is so
tough they can't feel a pen-
Buy, sell, swap? Lots of fel-
lows have things they would like
to sell that other fellows want.
You can contact every soldier on
the post with a Classified ad in
the ECHOES, and they're FREE,
boys! Fill out the blank in this
By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
The old Band Barrack hasn't
been the same with Warrant Of-
ficer Lester G. Baker up in Kala-
T-Sgt. Ellie Eaton is in charge
of the 69'ers during Baker's leave
-Ellie will NEVER be the same;
it used'to be that everything hap-
pened to Cpl. Sam Schiavone, but
now it's POOR ELLIE .
Thanks to our intensive Physical
Training Program, the rest of us
rugged specimens. MAYBE we'll
see the Sarge through this crisis?
Pvt. Orville N. Mehus, Mon-
tanan, is now an official member
of the band. He has been playing
baritone and trombone 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 has gone snooty and
moved uptown, under plea of
Separate Rations-the improve-
ment in our Lower Bay is quite
Pvt. Edgar Shult, sax and clari-
netist, is the newest member of
the band. He hails from Hudson,
N. Y., and (more recently) from
Camp Pickett, Va. Sgt. Gordon
Booth lost no time putting Eddy
to work on last Thursday's
Incidentally, a new Dixieland
Jazz Combo made its appear-
ance on that program-Two-
Beat Eddy Munk on trumpet,
"Tex" Logsdon on electric gui-
tar, Harry Williams on string
bass, "Woody" Harwick on
drums, and your Bn'er on pi-
ano. They're calling the new
quint "The Smoky City Five,"
just because the "Munky"
comes from Pittsburgh.
Cpl. Dee Clements, our big-
league drummer, is guesting at
the Station Hospital-the opera-
tion on his right leg is an inci-
dental feature of this sojourn. ...
We hope you get well soon, Dee
-after, all, you can't let your
vibes go to waste; and besides,
Sgt. Woody Harwick wouldn't be
very happy if he should have to
TWO FAVORITES really, Ida Lupino and the two-piece bathing suit. The former will soon
be seen in Warner Bros.' "Thank Your Lucky Stars" and the latter is to be seen above
on Miss Lupino.
postpone his coming furlough lassies are to blame. The whole army, maybe we shall have the
(Zion Hill, Pa.) due to shortage thing may yet wind up with dou- privilege of playing for one of
of drummers in the band. ble wedding bells. the inspections such as Afc. Bun-
Sgt. Willie Krewson and Cpl. Now that we have played for nie Cassel described in a recent
Joe Wright are on a merry-go- the ceremony during which the WACTIVITIES coulmn How
round. A couple of nifty Chicago WAC became part of the regular about it?