Title: Drew Field echoes
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Drew Field Echoes AD SECTION








Army To Provide

Club Facilities,

Equipment Free

Beginning tomorrow officers and enlisted men of Drew
Field will have the opportunity of playing for free on the
old nationally famous Rocky Point Golf Course, one-time
pride of Florida and mecca for golfing greats and Blue Book
registrants from all sections of the country.

WHEN THIS TRACTOR and crew are finished mowing the old Rocky Point Golf course
it will be in its former well-manicured condition, the same condition that attracted golfers from
all over the country. The course, once the pride of the Florida west coast, was overgrown with
weeds when the Base Special Service office took it over. Free play for officers and enlisted men
begins tomorrow. Clubs and balls also are on Uncle Sam. (Another picture on page 15.)

Another intensive course in
Venereal Disease Control will be
given on Sept. 9 and 10, at
Theater No. 1.
This course will consist of lec-
tures and demonstration. Moving
pictures will be shown. Printed
educational material will be dis-
tributed. Although this course is
intended primarily for the in-
dividuals who did not -complete
the course, any non-commissioned
officer may be assigned to take it
by having his commanding of-
ficer or sergeant communicate
with Capt. Albert E. Abraham,
venereal disease control officer,
by telephoning extension 730.
Those individuals who pass the

DMtt of the yommanding Peueval
of the
T virtue of havin ii tcf.sfullq romplttcd
the prescribed course of irstruetion, itn,
vencrle dis e ac control is hereby d ni9atci&
non1oimmri*oaeod Venereal Viscaet ontrol Offic
cod is chased mill the responsibility of protrctinS
the heallthi of the n in hi 0oaiza

course will receive a certificate of
graduation issued by the Head-
quarters of the III Air Force, and
signed by Maj. Gen. St. Clair

184th Gp. Amazes Dentist
Notice all the toothpaste and storage battery. It all adds up to
toothpowder ads walking around a pretty fancy field clinic.
the post? Work is done by enlisted men.
Those gleaming smiles of health In addition to cleaning teeth, the
and beauty belongto othe men of GIs also are trained to give dental
the 84th Bomb Group. first aid. When they become pro-
Tn ficient dental technicians they are
The Group has a drive on to transferred to other organizations,
clean and polish every chopper and a new group of trainees is
of every man in the organization, brought into the 84th dispensary.
and all this in addition to regular Responsible for the school for
dental work, dental technicians are Lieut. Col.
The GIs are going for the James S. Fisackerly, Third Fight-
scraping and polishing in a big er Command surgeon; Capt. A.
way, according to Captain Zabar- Goldhash, Third Fighter Com-
sky, Group dental officer. mand dental officer, and Capt. M.
"It's amazing the way men J. Harrison, 84th Group surgeon.
actually volunteer to sit in the
dentist's chair," the captain said.
"They stream in all day long, ask- Fred W aring
ing that their teeth be cleaned."
In the first month of the "clean I ie t
up drive" from 300 to 350 sets of Invites GIs to
teeth have been shined.
All the workois done in an im- His nt
promised office. Chairs have been His Canteen
nailed together from old lumber.
Taking the place of a dentist's Quietly and without fanfare,
lamp is an inexpensive book Orchestra Leader Fred Waring
lamp, which has been rigged up entertains approximately 300
on a wooden extension that can service men daily at his own
be maneuvered to throw light private canteen, located in the
into a patient's mouth from all CBS studio-theater, New York.
angles. Waring extends an invitation to
The drill and other polishing out-of-town service men-to drop
equipment are operated by a in and make themselves at home.
small motor salvaged from an air- The canteen is open until 11 p.m.
plane. Power is obtained from a daily.

After weeks of preparation,
Lieutenant Edward G. Metcalf,
assistant Special Service officer,
has decided to throw open the
18-hole, 6,130-yard layout. The
links was closed in 1941 and was
reopened for a short time until
Drew Field annexed it.
The oldest course in this area
it has been host to many tour-
naments. At various times Gene
Sarazen and Denny Shute, among
other play-for-pay men, were
pros at Rocky Point.
Lieutenant Metcalf pointed out
that the par 70 layout is far from
being in its famed playing con-
dition. Temporary greens will be
used until new, velvety bent
grows in, which shouldn't be long.
The course is a good test of
anyone's ability with the clubs.
Fairways are wide, well-bun-
kered, and lined with palm and
pine trees. There is a good as-
sortment of long and short holes,


Sergeant Offers Pay

To Meet "Book Girl"

.,,,.... Xs a
S She stepped out of a book.
"Cherchez la femme" is not the idealistic motto of this
newspaper, although, come to think of it, we see no reason
why it shouldn't be.
The first three words of the opening paragraph, for the
benefit of you who made less than 150 on the GCT, mean
"find the woman" in French.
Since this is primarily a news- story will be those three little
paper for the G. I.'s and our aim French words. But we need the
is to please, our motto for this (Continued on Page 14)

with one particularly interesting
par 3 job, complete to lake.
A big feature will be that the
rough will be trimmed to one
and a half inches-good for the
golf ball situation and for-the
scorecard. afterr the course has
been opened several weeks vari-
ous types of tournaments will be
Opening the course is another
step in the Drew Field policy of
health through recreation. It is
planned to build badminton and
volleyball courts in the area
around the clubhouse.
When Lieutenant Metcalf was
handed the links a little more
than two weeks ago it looked
more like wild elephant country
than it did a one-time well-man-
icured golf course. When he
rode on a tractor, pulling mowers
throughthe tall grass he was in-
Through sheer tough work and
despite unfavorable weather, Met-
calf has got the course to the
condition where fairways and
greens are distinguishable. And
it won't be long, he promises, be-
fore the course gets back into its
former well-cared-for condition.
To help him restore the links
to this condition he has obtained
the services of the club's former
greenskeeper, Baltimore Robin-
son, who has been connected with
the course for years and who,
according to local saying, knows
every blade of grass on the links.
Baltimore has vowed that he will
give the course the best greens
in the South.
Metcalf was enthusiastic about
the assistance given by personnel
of the Base Engineers Office.
James Forsythe, of the Base En-
gineers, who helped design Rocky
Point more tin 30 years ago,
gave the lieutenant invaluable
advice about the restoration of
the links. Others who were in-
strumental in helping Metcalf get
the course under way were Cap-
tain Maguire, assistant base en-
gineering officer, and Mr. Dan-
derfield, who made equipment
available and who arranged for
the repair of the course's old ma-
A day of play at the course will
not cost a penny. Clubs will be
rented free, and will be given
out on a "first come, first served"
basis. Balls also will be free,
although a small deposit will be
required against loss. The course
can be reached via the WAC area
Playing time is from 8 a.m.
until dark. Guests of officers and
enlisted men will be accorded
the club's privileges.

Cartoonist Linn
Draws for Echoes
Bandel Linn, nationally
known cartoon artist, now is a
contributor to the ECHOES.
His first drawing for the
Drew Field paper appeared in
last week's issue. A resident of
Sarasota, Linn's work appears
in nationally circulated maga-
zines and newspapers. This
week's cartoon is on page 2.



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V.D.C. Classes Start for

Non-Coms on September 19



Promotions, Party Cooking

At 569th Hq. and Plot. Co.

New promotions were announced at 569th's Headquar-
ters and Plotting Company's recent retreat formations and
were presented by the company commander, Captain

The latest men to stand in the
front and center position and
receive their new grade are
Master Sergeant Lawrence C.
Calkins; T/4's, Alfred J. Coonis,
Milton H. Bender, Raphael F.
Diekmann, Eunice W. Clay-
born, Vernon Van Robay; Cor-
porals, Joseph P. White, Stan-
ley D. Royse; T/5's, Walter M.
Jones, Sheldon S. Lines, Ed-
ward J. Deschecki, Harvey E.
Lawrence, Edward R. Lind-
strom, Robert M. Patton, Rob-
ert L. Russell, Henry L. Walker,
Joseph H. Galoci, Roland F.
Geisinger, Frank Abbatte, Ja-
cob V. Vehar, Ernest Domin-
guez, Christen Dalton, Charles
W Garlanger, William Smart,
John J. Reisig, Lawrence R.
Spialek, Edwin J. Chapp and
James H. Agnew.
Blondie, lovely canine mistress
of the supply room, has shown a
temperamental streak lately. She
seems to be irritated with every-
body but Jesse Perry and Carl
Munkert. But nobody blames
her. In her condition anybody
would be irritated! Yes, our
Blondie and we're all very proud!
Dagwood, back from AWOL, re-
mains aloof, standing an occa-
sional reveille. In the meantime
Diogenes has taken to night
prowling. Several times in his
nocturnal wanderings he has been
observed moping by the mess
The posting of a list of furlough
eligibles was the cause of some
mass bulletin board reading a few
days ago. The crowd around the
orderly room was reminiscent of
pre-war free dishes and bank
night at some local movie
palace. Enthusiasm still runs
high as the boys talk of furlough
plans they will realize in New
York, Salt Lake City, Jaynesville.
and Main streets in every corner
of the country.
In the meantime the company
party has not been forgotten
and the anticipation of the
event continues to mount. What

Uttenweiler Is

New CO of 303d

Bomb Squadron

Residents or business men of
Bridgeport, Conn., home of
Vought-Sikorski, where the famed
F4U Navy Corsair is produced,
would probably assume that most
aeronautical contributions of that
city are destined fpr the Navy.
However, the Army Air Corps
and Drew Field have a product
of Bridgeport of which they are
proud, none other than .Lt. Fred-
erick L. Uttenweiler, C. O. of the
303rd Bomb Squadron.
Lieutenant Uttenweiler, a resi-
dent of Bridgeport since his birth
in 1915, attended its grammar and
high schools, and the Bridgeport
Engineering Institute. At the
time of Pearl Harbor, he was an
air-conditioning aid refrigeration
engineer- handling installations in
Connecticut. After office hours
he did not remain on ice for at
the time of our entry into the
war he held a private pilot's
license and had at least 100 hours
flying time, accrued while flying
about in such things as Stinson
It was not long after the war
started that Uttenweiler, now C.
O. of the 303rd, entered the Avia-
tion -Cadets, taking primary at
Coldman Field, Texas, basic at
Randolph and advanced training,
wings, and commission at Brooks.
Following a period of observation
training at Brooks, he joined the
84th Bombardment Group at Sa-
vannah for training in the Vultee
Vengence and Douglas Dauntless.
When the outfit moved to Drew,
Lieutenant Uttenweiler became in
succession Flight Leader, First
Lieutenant, Operations Officer,
and then succeeded Captain Tuite
as C. O.

new jitterbug it will unearth is
only a matter of speculation.
We hear Mark Watts is on the
ball getting some entertainment
together-or so 'tis rumored.
Handsome Anson Seder, God's
gift to something or other, is a
likely prospect. You ought to
hear him warble his current
favorite "Put Your Arms
Around Me, Honey." Best of
congratulations go to Joyce
Shaw, a new papa! The little
bundle will be there to greet
him when he goes home on
* furlough in the next few weeks.

330th Signal

Hits 95 Pct. on

Rifle Range
What is believed to be a rec-
ord-or close to one-was set
the other day by men of the
330th Signal company wing,
when 95 per cent of the car-
bine-firing GI's qualified.
When the two-day firing ses-
sion on the St. Petersburg
range was ended, records
showed seven men were ex-
perts, 31 were sharpshooters,
and 24 were marksmen.
Lieutenant Mazzolla was well
pleased with the conduct of the
men on the range, while Lieu-
tenant Rice, commanding offi-
cer, was enthused by the ex-
cellent showing and the spirit
of competition among the men.
-Pvt. I. L. Esknazi


WACs Who Were 'Chit Chat' frc

WAACs To Get

Service Ribbon
The Woman's Army Corps
Service Medal, with suitable ap-
purtances, is authorized for award
to members of the Woman's Army
Corps. The announcement was
made Aug. 13, by a War Depart-
ment memorandum.
Because of the scarcity of metal,
the medals will not be manufac-
tured until after the war. A
Service Ribbon will be substi-
tuted for the duration.
Resembling the enlisted men's
"Before Pearl Harbor" ribbons,
the WAC ribbon will be of rayon
moire with moss green center and
gold edges. Green and gold are
the official colors of the WAC.
The award of the Service Rib-
bon is authorized to those who
have served honorably as enrolled
women or commissioned officers
of the Woman's Army Auxiliary
Corps and who are subsequently
enlisted or appointed in the Wom-
en's Army Corps. Original issue
of the ribbon will be made gra-
tuitously on a basis of one per
individual. Award of the ribbon
is authorized to be made at the
time of enlistment or acceptance
of a commission as a member of
the Women's Army Corps.
The ribbon may be worn on the
service coat (blouse), on the olive
drab or khaki shirt. It will not
be worn on the overcoat, utility
coat, raincoat, work garments,
sweater, nor on civilian clothes.
When worn, it will be sewed or
pinned immediately above and
centered over the left pocket, or
to the left of any decoration rib-
bon, but to the right of all other
service ribbons.

New Orderly I
If a person could have seen the
497th Squadron in the process of
moving a week and a half ago, he
wouldn't believe that "order out
of chaos" could have been ac-
complished in so short a time.
Within a week's time, railings and
partitions have been put up, thus
separating the various sections in
the same buildings,, and giving
each of them their entitled
amount of privacy.
Since news from the Orderly
Room has not appeared in the
"Chit Chat" for some time,
we'll start out with a bang and
present the facts. Pvt. George
Reynolds is back from furlough
spent in his home town of
Charlotte, Va., while 1st Sgt.
Irving is still at home in Nor-
folk, Va., on a convalescent fur-
lough. Sgt. Leyden reports
that three new men, Pvt. Rob-
ert M. Jones, Pvt. Louis Hurdt,
Pvt. Vincent Connors are now
working in the Orderly Room.
Cpl. Chas. Roper, a vital cog in
the Intelligence machine of the
497th, has returned from a fur-
lough spent at home in Mountain
Grove, Mo. According to the
Rope, relaxation is a good word
to use in describing his furlough
activities. Nevertheless, he man-
aged to lift himself from the easy
chair to go fishing a few times in
the Northfork River. Sounds al-
most like the peacetime summer
days before Hitler went off half

496th Ftr. Welcomes McGee

And New Squadron Officers
By S/SGT. ARTHUR CAMPER months in the Army he's never
There was a noticeable letdown planted his feet under the mess
in the squadron when Wing hall table. Relying on the PX,
grabbed our CO, Lt. Charles J. service clubs and downtown res-
McGee, some time ago. We thought taurants for his vitamins, Schon-
McGee was lost to us then. But berger explains himself as having
the organizational outburst in the "a peculiar stomach, allergic to
Wing and the Group proved us G.I. chow."
wrong. Lt. McGee is once more A SIX-MEAL MAN
at the helm of the 496th. Proof
of the squadron's warm welcome Sgt. Howard A. Reber, Ashland,
is reflected in the fact that since Ohio, had a day off recently and
McGee's return, morale has before it was over he had put
zoomed upward. Welcome back, away six bucks worth of civilian
Lt. McGee. chow and roller-skated for the
first time-in two years. He ex-
JEFFREY THUMBS A RIDE plained his husky eating this
The boys in Operations are way: "Shucks, I hadn't eaten for
usually a calm bunch. Nothing two days so I knocked off six
ruffles them. But last week meals to catch up."
they were fluttering like a MAKES JOE A T/12
group of high school hep-cats
at a Harry James heat session. Pvt. Joseph J. Several, Cedar
Reason? Into Operations the Rapids, Iowa, of Engineering
other day strode a Lt. J. Lind used to strut in good company.
for a cross-country hop. Just His former employer is now a
another brass hat from the Sig- Lt. Colonel at a Virginia base
nal Corps hitching a ride, and his roommate at George-
thought the boys. But Pfc. Lor- town Law School is a major in
in J. Lindberg, California, and Texas. Severa's too modest to
a hot movie fan spotted the admit it but we learned that
clean-cut officer. It was Lt. Joe was honored in 1940 by be-
Jeffrey Lynn, formerly of Hol- ing included in "Who's Who in
lywood, now stationed with the American Colleges and Univer-
"pigeon-keepers" at Drew field. cities," a publication singling
out outstanding collegians of
Sergeant Adrian R. Beerhorst, WELCOME NEW OFFICERS
Grand Rapids, Mich., is beginning
to get a little restless. Like a lot A belated welcome to several
of other soldiers,Beerhorst, con- new officers in our outfit. New
scious of continued Allied suc- brass hats in the 496th are Lt.
cesses, wants his crack at the Duard M. LeGrand, Eufaula, Ala.
Axis. He's afraid the big show (Intelligence); Lt. Jerome H. Rol-
might be over before he takes that ler, Newark, N. J. (Supply); Lt.
boat ride. We think differently Robert W. Schumann, Madison,
but Beerhorst has the right spirit. Wis. (Communications); Lt.
Charles D. Bradley, San Jose,
THEY LIKE FIELDER Calif. (Communications); Lt. Ar-
GALLAGHER thur P. Breitengross, Fond du
He's a giant of a fellow and Lac, Wis. (Engineering); and Lt.
his good nature is infectious. Andrew N. Yiannacopoulis, Bos-
The men in Motor Transporta- ton, Mass.
tion swear by him. And base-
flies when he's spinning diam-
ond tales. We're talking about
T/Sgt. Joseph E Gallagher, Buf-
falo, N. Y., and former colorful
outfielder with the N. Y.
Yankees, St. Louis Browns and
the Brooklyn Dodgers. Joe
thinks Johnny "Red" Allen is
the best pitcher he's faced and
with true Yankee reverence
claims that Lou Gehrig was the
greatest hitter in the game. Gal- New Sq. Numbers*
lagher has a private opinion
about flashy Joe Gordon's cur- The 84th is now a Fighter
rent hitting and fielding slump. Bomber Group instead of dive
Naturally, Gallagher thinks the
Yankees are a cinch in thebombardment and the switch,
coming World Series, turned Headquarters into a tur-
HAVEN'T WE ALL, SEYMOUR? bulent river of activity. The
coalition between the- old 22nd
Beginning a campaign for sep- Wing and the 84th Dive Bombers
rate rations is Pfc. Seymour shows what fierce organizational
Schonberger, Coaldale, Pa. Schon- shows what fierce organizational
berger who swear that in 14 loyalty can be generated in the
It seems that someone gave
S 497 h F r. Russell D. Roth a nice new set
)~1I"T7, I i97t F r, of corporal stripes to celebrate
his exalted position in the ranks

R o a u were designed, of course, to fade
all over his nice new shirt; in-
stead of khaki, his shirts are a
Ordnance is the. only section lovely baby blue. So becoming!
that can boast a Country Club, BASIN STREET, BASIN STREET
the; C. C. being located in the Cpl. Robert Judy is back from
Ordnance storage tent in the furlough. He lives in Kansas
Magazine Area. It is reported City, but for some reason he
that admittance is for members didn't get beyond New Orleans;
only, and that there are Wacs blames it on wartime transporta-
floors in the club house. Pfc. tion difficulties. But to judge
Lonie Muegge is going to Ammu- from his wan appearance, it may
nation School at Aberdeen, Md., be assumed, without fear of con-
while Pfc. Ferguson and Sgt. tradition, that he had an enjoy-
Hannah have been selected for able time. After all, what would
ASTP in Engineering. you expect from a former son
NICE NEWS ROUNDUP! of old Mizzou?
S/Sgt. Bernie Pogal is back
From communications comes from his vacation in that soohis-
news that the consumption of 43 ticated land men call New York.
gal. of gas is the outstanding fact Among his souvenirs is an Eng-
of Sgt. Del Smith's furlough spent lish grammar; it seems his wife
at Scranton, Pa., while section doesn't like GI talk.
chief, Sgt. Bob Slightam went to Then there is the strange case
Madison, Wis., to be joined in of Arthur (Himself) Edmondston
holy wedlock with his "Minnie." who rules the officers' section
The story has really been with the mailed fist and tries to
given quite a work-out by the carry his military habits into the
Eng. Section. M-Sgt. Adair is private life of the un-military
the proud father of a bouncing Sergeant Snafu.
boy, while Lt. and Mrs. Duff HIM AND MORPHEUS!
were presented with a baby girl
by the national bird of Holland. A final bon mot-Sgt. E. L.
Cpl. Bob Sheets has returned Saffern after drowning whatever
from his furlough spent at sorrows he has in the sweet ca-
Eagleville, Mo., while T-Sgt. ress of a few beers at the PX
Willard Gutherie is going home flopped on his bunk exhausted;
to Amarillo, Tex., to see his more energetic comrades-in-arms
future bride, accidentally threw a football
through the window over his bed,
Chit Chat rounds out this glass splattered over everything,
week's news with a warning. Our everyone in the room jumped a
new CO., Capt Thomas P. Talley, foot high except the sergeant
was formerly GP Air Inspector. who was still sound asleep with
Therefore, let's stay on the ball, the jagged glass around him-su-
as it is certain that the Captain preme testimony to his ability to
will be regularly looking the concentrate on his favorite study
Squadron over. -sleep.



Drew Officers Attend AWUTC School

Graduating Man Keyed

To Wartime Efficiency

And A.W. Co-Ordination

(This is the first in a series of articles describing the
activities of AWUTC's Officers' School.)

The Officers' School, under the command of Major ArS
thur McLean of the Aircraft Warning Unit Training Center,
is Drew Field's answer to a streamlined, co-ordinated air
warning training school.
Since its conception in December, 1942, the school has
milled 1,200 officers through its finely tooled courses. Upon
graduation the men are experts on the various branches in
air warning which in the opinion of the faculty are requisite
to wartime excellence.

INSTRUCTORS OF THE OFFICER'S SCHOOL teach officers co-ordination between the numerous
segments of air warning. Left to right they are Lieutenants Pardy, Barcan, Bishop, Woods, Jeffrey,
Brovold, Turcotte, Dugan, Major MeLean (seated) and Major McKenzie. Since the school's inau-
guration in December, 1942, more than 1,200 Drew Field officers have taken the course.

573d Non-Com Volunteers

For KP; Could It Be Love?

Lake Coral is quite a place according to a couple of men
from Headquarters and Plotting Company, 573 SAW Bn.
We refer to T/5 William Braun and T/5 Arthur Engleman.
These boys are well acquainted over there now, and their
favorite choices among the fairer sex are Kitty and Billie.
Kitty had Braun in a stupor, even to the point that he
volunteered to do KP duty at the USO at the lake. Know-
ing how Bill "loves" work in every form, the boys hereabouts
are still unable to figure Corporal Bill's latest ...

Congratulations to our friend,
Pfc. Raymond Boggs, who this
week received his transfer to the
Air Corps to await subsequent.
transfer to the Aviation Cadets.
Pfc. Boggs has been living for
this moment and we all join his
wife and nine-months old daugh-
ter in wishing him the best of
Our genial battalion com-
mander was certainly proud of
his boys as they returned from
the parade. They had the snap
and precision of "old timers"
and were on their toes on the
execution of the major's com-
mands. He came into head-
quarters smiling from ear to
ear,' exclaiming, "How'd'ya like
'em today ."
Cpl. John Walsh had the time
of his life the other night as he
went into town for his first visit
since -coming to Drew Field.
(He's only been at Drew Field
for seven months.) He was over-
come by the sights the beau-
tiful senoritas on the streets .
the mobs that brushed him aside
in the stores slightly per-
turbed by the hamburgers, cof-
fee. popcorn, candy and "wet"
limeade, hot dogs and cookies he
consumed. At his rate of "doing
the town" it is T/5 Harvey Lock-
wood's guess that going to town
twice a year is just about enough
for his pal. "Spender" John.
Lieutenant John Ford and Lt.
Robert Schmke returned last
week from two weeks at Camou-
flage school, Waterboro, S. C.
They enjoyed their course of
study, but couldn't get over how
"hot" it was up there (won-
der what they think this weather
has been down here?). Lieuten-
ant Schmke was made battalion
adjutant almost immediately upon
his return here and Lieutenant
Ford is looking around for more
schools to attend.
Battalion headquarters has a
very peachy volleyball team and
challenges all oncomers in the
battalion. For further arrange-
ments see Sgt. Maj. William Hau-
bert Jr., player-coach, manager,
chief rooter and water boy.
T/5 George O. Zimmerman, the
handsome chief clerk from Com-
pany A, with the long golden
tresses, was promoted this week
to line corporal. (We're await-
ing the day until George gets his
GI haircut-he just won't look
the same.)
T/5 Thomas J. Hanley and T/5

Gilbert A. Grovier were promoted
last week to T/4's. Nice going.
"Pop" Lane, congenial "dad"
of the boys in Headquarters and
Plotting, is still trying to figure
out how he was reclassified by
his dentist to class III. It was
was funny, wasn't it, Pop?
Lt. Harold E. Colvin is cer-
tainly proud' of his boys at
Camouflage school. He has a
right to be, as they have turned
out some of the nicest, most
authentic and most realistic re-
productions ever seen in the
art of make believe. The school
has quadrupled its enrollment
in four weeks, and ... believe
it or not .. .they have to urge
the boys to take their 10 min-
ute breaks. More than 75 per
cent of the boys volunteered
for the school's night problem
last Friday night.
What could be better than to
meet your battalion executive of-
ficer on the highway, 40-50 miles
from camp. Hitch hiking is the
preferred mode of travel just
prior to pay-day and it's a thrill
of a lifetime to be able to catch a
ride with the captain, "your
boss," in your own battalion's ex-
clusive transportation.
FLASH! F/Sgt. Zigun of Com-
pany A never realized his own
prowess as a boxer until he met
up with Lt. David Kennedy,
Company D's genial commander,
Friday night for a few rounds in
an improvised' arena between
their respective orderly rooms. It
was all in fun, but we regret-
fully report a double fracture of
the -ankle suffered by the lieu-
tenant. (How could that come
from an innocent game of box-
ing?). We're sorry to learn of
your misfortune, lieutenant, and
wish you a successful and speedy

Sailor Pulls Live Bomb
From Flaming Plane
Machinist Mate Arthur McArdle
of Brooklyn was cited here re-
cently for pulling a live bomb
from a wrecked and burning
fighter plane after a crash at Lee
Field, auxiliary base of the Jack-
sonville Naval Air station.
McArdle rushed to the plane,
pulled the bomb from a pool of
flaming gasoline and dragged it
away. He was then taken to the
station dispensary where he was
treated for severe burns of the
hands and forearms.

Sleepy Sunday

Morning in an

Orderly Room

Old 303d Dies on
Feet, or Sitting
The Orderly Room of the
Squadron was exceptionally in-
active Sunday morning. Not that
it is exceptionally active any
other morning of the week, but
it seemed that even the most
energetic clerk in the place,'Cpl.
Mitchell, decided to take things
easy and read the home town
The Statistical Department,
which usually kept busy in the
morning, was reading and writ-
ing letters. The Morning Report
clerk was just sitting in his chair
looking pleased; and he was able
to do it in two hours with only
a few mistakes, probably omitted
to attach 35 EM for rats and
qrs., and dropped an officer as
AWOL instead of as Sick in Hos-
But those are just little things
that make the life of a Morning
Report clerk exciting.
The Personnel Department
was almost deserted. Two of the
guys got their wires crossed,
and both took the same day
off. The two remaining clerks
just couldn't find the energy to
do anything with Service Rec-
ords and Pay Books.
One of them, Pfc. Seegmiller, a
farmer lad from Iowa, is await-
ing a furlough to go home and
help with the harvesting. Since
the furlough request was ap-
proved, he has been getting ready
for furlough. A morning here, a
morning there, to pack, to have
his picture taken, to have his
hair cut, to get his train ticket,
to say good-by to friends in
another squadron. I think actual
count would bring the total
mornings off, up to about 14.
Shearer, the remaining clerk,
just received his Reader's Digest,
which had been following him
through five transfers for the last
four months, and he is busy try-
ing to read it all before the
next issue arrives.
The First Sergeant, who is
really quite a character, is shuf-
fling through some papers, kill-
ing time for awhile, until a cer-
tain difnified length of time has
passed since his arrival in the
Orderly Room, until he can
take off for town, and the
bright lights, without losing
The Charge of Quarters is
asleep in his corner. The poor
guy was probably up all night,
getting fellows ready for ship-
ment, awakening the cooks, and
"rackin" off Kaypees.

In addition to a survey of the
technical aspects of AW, the
school trains its officers in the
basic military subjects of weapons
and tactics with particular refer-
ence to their application to AW
operations. A two weeks course
in weapons, and lectures on sub-
jects such Is chemical warfare,
camouflage, demolitions and field
fortifications round out the cur-
The officers who attend the
school are of varied experience.
Many are officers with exten-
si v e communications back-
grounds, some have come from
other branches of the service,
a few are electronics experts.
After two weeks of weapons,
and two weeks of classes on Air-
craft Warning, the students go
into the field and put into prac-
tice the lessons they have learned.
Rigid camouflage discipline, anti-
aircraft and anti-mechanized at-
tack security measures are
Classes in the future are ex-
pected to be composed to a
greater extent of officers just out
of OCS or from other branches
of the Signal Corps.
The school's program is
closely co-ordinated with other
Army AW schools. After gradu-
ation, a number of the officers
are selected to attend the four
weeks filterers' course given by
the IC department of the 588th
Signal AW Battalion. Another
selection is then made sending
officers to the Filter Officers'
Course given at Orlando by the
Army Air Force School of Ap-
plied Tactics.
The instructors for the school
have been chosen with primary
regard to their general Army
background, and their special
knowledge. Major Arthur Mc-
Lean's career of 36 years in the
Army gives him a wealth of ex-
perience with which to handle
the school's problems.
Major McLean enlisted as a
private in the Infantry. In 1907,
later transferred to the Cavalry,
and worked up to the position of
Sergeant Major. He was commis-
sioned in 1924. Included in his
experience is active duty in both
the Mexican Border Incident, and
World War I. Major McLean en-
tered the Aircraft Warning serv-
ice in December, 1941.
Executive Officer for the school
is Maj. James B. McKenzie.
Major McKenzie graduated from
Texas A. & M. with a degree in
electrical engineering He re-
ceived a reserve commission in
the Signal Corps; was transferred
to the Aircraft Warning Service
in December, 1941; and received
his commission in the Regular
Army on July 1, 1942.
The administrative staff of
the school has every possible
type of background, from Wall
Street banker to wrestling
champion. Second Lieutenant-
Douglas G. Bishop, the school's
adjutant, studied philosophy at
Williams college; took time off
for hunting, baseball and
hockey; and was in charge of
the banking department of a
New York trust company be-
fore entering the Army.
First Lt. Lloyd Jeffrey, Field
Cadre officer, won a Phi Beta
Kappa key and the welter-
weight wrestling champion-
ship at the University of Texas.
Lieutenant Jeffrey had experi-

ence in tite Cavalry before
joining the Signal Corps.
Second Lt. James H. Brovold
brings a background of teaching
in mathematics, science and ath-
letics to the job of Assistant Ad-
jutant, while First Lt. Leonard B.
Pardy, Administrative Assistant,
made gas mask hoses for Good-
year; enlisted in the Regular
Army and worked up to first ser-
geant in an Infantry company;
then went through Officers' Can-
didate School for his commis-
An electrical engineering de-
gree from the University of Pitts-
burgh provides First Lt. James
J. Dugan, S-3, with his technical
qualifications. First Lieutenant
John R. Woods, with a' back-
ground in electrical engineering
and a history of three years in the
infantry, commands the Com-
munications Company of. the
501st, which services the
school. First Lt. Evarist Tur-
cotte, S14, knows the Army well
with his ten years of service and
his "hitch" in Puerto Rico as a
radio operator.
Ham operating is Lieutenant
Turcotte's main interest outside
his work in the Army. Second
Lt. Arthur Barcan graduated cum
laude from Brooklyn college with
an award in the field of history;
taught school at Brooklyn High;
and now co-ordinates classroom
instruction in the Officers' school.
The Officers' school first began,
rather tentatively, as an officers'
field problem under the direction
of S-3, AWUTC. Another field
problem in January, 1943, was
followed by specialist instruc-
tion in "B" stage.
The outlines of the school be-
came clearer in the middle of
March when Major McLean was
given command, and in May the
school acquired sufficient in-
structor personnel to transfer the
lectures from "B" stage to the
school itself. Since that time,
with the demands made upon it
constantly increasing, the school
has continued to grow and bring
to it additional instructors.

Visiting Sweeties

Well Looked After

At Guest House

Do you know that there' is a
very pleasant guest house, right
here at Drew Field, in which
your parents, wives, or close
friends may stay while visiting
Misses Narcissa Leland and
Mabel Nicks, your Service Club
hostesses, run the guest house
beautifully and efficiently. Your
guest will find it a comfortable,
charming home during the three
days which each visitor is al-
lowed there.
A soldier wishing to engage a
room for an anticipated guest
may contact either Miss Leland
or Miss Nicks at the Service
Club, phone 897. The cost of the
room per night is merely 75
cents. Meals may be eaten at a
very small cost at the Service
Your family or friends will re-
ceive great pleasure from a
short visit here at your own
base. They will find the guest
house most enjoyable, and will
remember the attractive lounge,
the ccmfoortable rooms and the
hospitality of the guest house
long -after they have returned



Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Friday, September 3, 1943

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-
sion 287.
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St. Petersburg Times]

Under the sponsorship of youthful Gov-
ernor Ellis Arnall, Georgia has granted the
voting privilege to all Georgia 18-year-olds.
The cut in the franchise requirement from
21 to 18 years was won with the slogan:'
"Fight at 18-Vote at 18." Governor Arnall
argued that if a youth is capable of defend-
,ing his country on the battlefield, he should
be given the same responsibility in the
voting booth.
The question is likely to become a na-
tional issue. The vigorous young Georgia
executive has promised to battle for inser-
tion of a vote-at-18 plank in the platform
of the Democratic Party. Although it is
too early to predict the result, the odds are
that the move will meet with success.
The argument most frequently offered
against the change is that a youth of 18
supposedly does not have the maturity of
judgment which an adult has. This is a
point of view !which should be explained
and defended, not simply asserted as an
undeniable fact. Actually, the decision that
21 years is automatically the "age of ma-
turity" is purely arbitrary. Scientific re-
search has demonstrated that the mental
development of most individuals is practi-
cally completed at the age of 18.
So far as political information is con-
cerned, many "teensters", fresh from civics
classes in high school, are frequently at
least as well posted as their elders.
Today, on many farflung battle fronts,
youngsters of 18 and 19 are assuming great
responsibilities, which involve their own
lives, and the lives of men under them.
The decisions they make demand rapid
,thinking and common sense. Surely, if their
age is considered no handicap to the shoul-
dering of this burden, it should not keep
-them from the equally serious business of
voting. Those who fight and die for the new
world and the new order of things should
be allowed a voice in the building of that

The current political storm over the
Tampa vice and venereal disease problem
is being followed closely by Drew Field
authorities. The problem was brought to a
head when Mrs. Margaret Ansley, execu-
tive secretary of the Social Protection Com-
mittee, charged that she was getting the
"run around" from police officials in her
attempt to help clean up the Tampa broth-
els which have boosted the Third Air
Force disease rate. Mrs. Ansley's statement
was the signal for a loud clamor for action
on the part of various civic and organiza-
tion leaders.
The fight -against venereal disease should
actually be waged on "two fronts." While
the drive on the Tampa vice lords contin-
ues, every soldier on Drew Field should be
made to realize that if he is weak-willed
and short-sighted enough to contract a
venereal disease in one of Tampa's bawdy-
houses, he will find little sympathy by
pleading that he was led astray in some
corrupt corner of a mismanaged city. The
final responsibility is his alone, and it is he
who will suffer the consequences.

If at any time we should dwell
upon the subject of.laziness we
would find, if we were honest
with ourselves, that each of us has
this characteristic in one form or
another. Some have it more con-
centrated, others less. The most
dominant type of laziness is one
that has to do with something that
we do not like. Generally, if we
have a job to do that we enjoy,
we will do it. On the other hand,.
if we do not like it, we will find
all kinds of ways to circumvent
it. No one need be ashamed of
laziness. It is an ancient humal
fault. As long as laziness does no
harm to the person or persons in-
volved, and one does not-become
addicted to it, it will not prove
unbeneficial. As a matter of fact
it should be cultivated on leaves
and furloughs, and when one is
very ill. It will help us to enjoy
our vacations and to recuperate
during an illness.
However, there is one aspect of
laziness which, if it becomes- dom-
inant in the armed forces, will
lead to great harm. It can be a
Trojan Horse within our civili-
zation, a realistic fifth columning
of our democratic structure. What
is it? Perhaps it can be better
told by illustration. Have you
ever felt, upon the completion of
duties in your organization, ex--
cited enough about the war and
its problems to sit down and read
first class newspapers and period-
icals, to judge, for yourself some
of the great issues involved in the
emergency? Have you ever ex-
pended a few precious moments
of your free time reading some
of the fine literature that the,
American press has published?
Many of us do partake of this
refreshment. Many of us do not.
It is only natural that at the end
of a. day of hard work in the
field, we like to get away from
things that tax the mind and
body. We don't want to think
too long or work too hard. We
Want leisure, and leisure means
the movies, sleeping, dancing, and
hosts of other activities. It takes
a certain amount of mental quick-
ening, stick-to-it-iveness work,
if you will, to use some of our
leisure time for something useful,
especially thinking and learning
about the various issues in the
war. Being a soldier means more
than bearing arms and fighting
the enemy with guns, tanks,
planes and all the other forms of
armaments. It means also that
each of us must know the reas-
ons why we are in khaki, why
the enemy is the enemy, why his
ideals are not ours, and why it
was necessary to go into battle
to achieve our aims.
We must also know the roots
of the evil of war so that in the
future we may know how to pre-
vent-them. We must be aware of
the doctrines of democracy, al-
ways on the alert against un-'
democratic poisons that might
permeate our country or our own
souls and minds.
During the course of the day
when we are working out on the
line, o- over a stenotype machine,
or involved with radar equip-
ment, our minds are too busy
with other equally important
things to, concentrate on the deep

/ ThPFt K!iss!s
fAlJ IthC,. VI(CCl

moral, political, religious and so-
cial issues of the war. We can't
devote our time to several things
at-once. The time for this study
is during our leisure when we
can rise high above our work
in our spiritual airplanes, and get
a little better view of the world.
Democracy needs intelligent
soldiers that are keenly aware of
basic factors in the war -effort,
that are sensitive to the profound
elements in the democratic tradi-
tion, so that the victory is won
may be kept safe by the peace
that is won; so that the victory
of arms may be followed by a
victory of spirit which will bless
us and the world and indeed fore-
shadow a world that will be the
kingdom of heaven on earth.

Religious Services
At Drew Field
8:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. at all chapels on Sun.;
Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Chapels Nos.
3 and 4.
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.


Quisma.ter "'
fridays, $6 $-

1. Therm are several slang ex-
pressions which use the name of
foods-i. e., "Bring home the ba-
con," "Earn your bread and but-
ter." "He's the whole cheese." But
these foods are 'all rationed.
What's an expression which uses
the name of a non-rationed food?
2. Which of these fruits has the
highest percentage of sugar:
peaches, persimmons or apricots?
3. What is the difference be-
tween being light-headed, light-
footed and light-fingered?
4. How many, if any, of these
statements is true: A 25 watt
bulb and a 60 watt bulb cost the
same. A 25 watt bulb and a'60
watt bulb burn the same number
of hours.
5. What makes a stainless steel
knife stainless?
6. How does a smirk differ
from a smile?
7. When you get on a horse,
should you put your right or left
foot in the stirrup first?
8. Is a canterbury used to hold
wine, magazines or flowers?
9. If a male goat is called a
billy goat, what is a female goat
10. What is a good system of
telling whether or not a water-
melon is ripe?
(Answers on Page 9)

That Funny Feeling

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.

Dear Editor:
About to leave Drew Field, I'd like to take
. this opportunity to express appreciation for the
benefits given the WAC in the few months
we've been assigned to Third Air Force and
this base.
One of the first group to arrive early in May,
some of us were doubtful of our reception and
what would be required of us in a station so
utterly foreign to the training centers from
which we had come.
Doubts were rapidly dispelled when we hard-
ly found time for necessary personal duties
(i. e. laundering of uniforms) for the series of
parties given in our honor. Assignment to duty,
In various offices on the base, brought further
pleasant surprises. We were, after the first few
day of curiosity, accepted as fellow soldiers.
Within a very short time we were given other
evidence of our welcome at Drew Field. A Post
Exchange was established. Recreation facilities
and equipment were provided for us. Better
transportation from our headquarters to the
base were instigated. A library was installed and
day room furniture obtained for relaxation after
duty hours.
Being among the first groups assigned to a
new station is not unusual for this particular
WAC. Being accepted, together with sister
soldiers, in such an enthusiastic manner by the
permanent personnel is hew. It is sincerely ap-
preciated by the members of the 756th WAC
Post Headquarters Company and,
Yours very truly,
S/Sgt. WAC.
To the Editor, Drew Field Echoes:
Dear Sir: The article in your last issue en-
titled "Army Wives They Also Serve" is
one of the finest commentaries I have ever
read on that much-neglected subject.
I:-have been an Ariny wife for the last 15
years, following my husband through three
countries and six states during that time. Our
three children were born while my husband
was making only an enlisted man's wage. I
know what it is to skimp and save as Sergeant
Simmons related.
We don't think of ourselves as martyrs, but
it does boost our morale a bit to see ourselves
praised in print. I'm certain I'm expressing
the feelings of hundreds of Army wives when
I say "Thank you, very much."
The Editor, Drew Field Echoes:
Believe me, you've improved my week-ends
with your snappy pages of pictures on pleasure
spots. I tried out that $2.05 week-end at Clear-
water, advocated by Corporal McLaughlin. It
worked and I never had a better time.
Sarasota is everything the Echoes warned me
it would be. There's nothing like the Lido.
Ever since I came to Drew~ I've wanted to
go out to Silver Springs, because I heard about
it long ago. If it is as beautiful as it has been
described to me, I know lots of the fellows
would enjoy spending a three-day pass there.
Won't you show us, via the Echoes, just what
there would be to do and see in three days at
Silver Springs?
(Editor's Note: Good idea, Jack. We'll
send our photographer and reporter out there
to gpt the lowdown for you. Look for de-
tails in next week's copy of the Echoes.)
DIear Editor:
Week after week, I carefully search through
column after column in the Echoes for some
trace of news from my organization. I'm in
a fairly good-sized Signal Corps Regiment, and
I don't see why you won't give us a break.
(Editor's Note: We gladly print news of
every organization which submits copy to us,
Harold. If your organization hasn't been
among those present in the paper, it is be-
cause your reporter isn't on the job. Either
contact him and give him a shove in the
right direction, or talk things over with
your intelligence officer. We want news from
every outfit on the base. You can get your
regiment in the news by doing something
about it, yourself.)
Dear Editor:
Every time I pick up the Echoes, I read
comments about the food out in the WAC area.
The M.P.'s who are lucky enough to be as-
signed to a post at that coveted gate near the
area rave about those meals at the WAC mess
hall (as well as the WAC mess officers and
cooks). And I'll have to admit that many of
the WACs look extremely well-fed!
I know that mess hall doesn't get any more
choice rations than any other mess hall on
the base. And plenty of those girls didn't
spend much time in the kitchen before they
came into the WAC. Some of the cooks in
my mess hall have had many years of experi-
ence in Army cooking. Why is it that these
girls, with only six months ir the Army, can
do such justice to Army grub? How about it?
Can't we all have WAC cooks? Maybe the
difference lies in the "woman's touch."

f7rom O r ,haplai n-


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Fire Brigades Organized;

Sgt. Tracks Down Laundry

CO Lt. Edwin Fisher Recovers From
Operation; Lt. K. B. Cunningham Weds
Lt. Edwin J. Fisher, Commanding Officer of the 903rd, is
making splendid recovery from his recent appendectomy.
Energetic, always active in sports, especially in the field of
football, it is a sure bet that the worst punishment Lt. Fisher
could undergo is just what he is doing now-reclining in a
supine position on a hospital bed. But while he's away he can
count on the men in his organization to be pitching same as
ever, looking forward to his return. Meanwhile, Second Lt.
Warren O. Houghton is assuming command in Lt. Fisher's

"CO" holds one of the most im-
portant assignments. Proper hu-
man relations are A-1 Priority in
a winning Army-a big reason
why ours is so successful.
News Flash! T/5 Kitowski gets
extra assignment via Lt. Berg as
Custodian of the Fans, Property
Office. Shutting off the juice at
5 p.m. requires a dependable
man, Kit, don't forget!
The Quartermaster organiza-
tion is large, including the area
our warehouses occupy. Working
in conjunction with the Fire Mar-
shal, two Brigades have been or-
ganized known as the "North"
and the "South." Each has a lead-
er and its particular work to do.
T/Sgt. Harold B, Stricker is
"leader" for the North Brigade.
Under him, the following men
were chosen to serve! Sgt. Born-
blum, Cpls. Grimm, Moore, Cash-
man, Perry, Bruns, Hall, Pierce,
and Barnes. Pfcs. Donahue, Arch-
er, Weekly, Wise, Weber, Eaton,
also; Sgts. Shawver and Waldrep.
The South Brigade functions un-
der the leadership of S/Sgt. Ca-
banne. Those in the brigade are
Sgt. Sincock, Cpls. McGuire,
Hale, Robinson, Ellis, Drye, Hes-
lop, Sheldon and Grimes. Pfc.
Bowie, Como and Pvts. Ecken-
roth, Bryant, Brown, Trice, Foltz,
Eskenazi, Withers, Huppert, Til-
man, Machner, Davidson and
The above men were' chosen
for their dependability, trust-
worthiness, and alertness. Fire
drills and instruction in the use
of the equipment by the Fire De-
,partment are on the program.
We salute the Brigades, knowing
that QM property is now under
greater protection than ever,
Pyt. Phillip Chambers is suf-
fering a severe laceration of
the right middle index finger.
A rainstorm was in progress,
doors banging, windows shak-
ing. Half walking in his- sleep
he went to close the two noisy
doors, and while one was be-
ing shut the wind slammed the
other, ouch!! -against the door
sill catching poor finger in be-
twixt. A howling wolf aroused
some slumbering soldiers.
Hearts and flowers to Lt. Ken-
neth B. Cunningham of the Pur-
chasing and Contracting Section
of the QM. He went to Newcastle,
Pa., for the occasion and brought
the blushing bride back with
him. The gang wishes Mr. and
Mrs. Cunningham every happi-
ness and success.
First Sgt. Michael J. Aycock
hails from The Rock, Georgia. A
rather peculiar name for a town,
even in Georgia, but our Sgt's I
rather unusual 1st Sgt. because
he's seldom in an uproar. not
that he can't roar. He recently
returned from furlough, well
rested and genial in disposition.
But acting 1st Sgt. John Hilten-
beitel declares that he is now
ready for a furlough. We didn't
know we were that wearing! Sgt.
Hiltenbeitel (Spanish) is the one
who also tracks down our laun-
dry. He says it's a terrible feeling
to have all seven veils, in the
laundry, and the laundry missing.
Pfc. James Garvey of the 749th
Tank Battalion at Camp Bowie,
Tex., was a star of the 1940 Col-
gate university football team and
later played with the Provi-
dence Steam Rollers and Chicago
Bears. He also was active in
Track and field events and as a
heavyweight wrestler while in

23, of New York City, won the
Eastern parachute rigging cham-
pionship title when she rigged a
parachute two-tenths of a second
faster than WAVE Myra Jean
Clark at the Women-in-the-War
show in New York. (International)

Russian Speaking

Soldiers Sought

Russian-speaking men whose
AQCT scores are 120 or better
may apply for ASTP training,
even though these same men
may have failed to qualify for
the training program at an earlier
A fluent knowledge of the Rus-
sian tongue has been required
prior to the present change in
the regulations, as well as a high
AGCT score. A good score, plus
a fair knowledge of the language,
may secure for a man that cov-
eted chance at specialized training
Unless a man who has been
classified as "limited service" has
been reclassified as "general
service," he will be ineligible for
shipment to a,STAR unit. How-
ever, as soon as they receive the
classification of "general service,"
their other qualifications will de-
termine whether or not they will
become a member of a STAR
All men making application for
specialized work must make out
the required number of copies
and forms which are forwarded
before their papers will be read
and considered.
Warren H. Simas, who called
signals for Oregon State college
in its 20-16 upset of Duke in the
1942 Rose Bowl game, recently
was promoted to grade of corpo-
ral at Camp Roberts, Cal.

756th SAW Co.

Is Gaining


Cpl. Nichter to
School in S. D.
We are growing slow, but sure.
Because of the lull in duties, two
men were given furloughs the
past week. T/5 Hershel Ingmire
left Thursday to spend as many
days as possible with his wife
and son in Lima, Ohio.
Another furlough was granted
to Pfc. Alan H. Cantrell to visit
his parents and fiancee in New
Caanon, Conn. He says he is only
going to give her the ring and is
not getting' married, but we doubt
him very much. She graduated
from college this week and is
leaving in several weeks to accept
a position with an engineering
firm in the Panama Canal Zone.
Here's hoping Alan doesn't have
to wait many more months to
make her his bride. She's a
beauty (from all picture reports)
and we'd like to have them get
The following men from the
company are attending a camou-
flage course on Drew Field: T/4
Ted Graves, T/5 Chong Jue and
Robert Lively; Pfcs. Andrew
Schwarts and Jim Pepper, and
Pvt. George Gegarian. When
they complete the course we
should have some excellent re-
sults in the Company Area! Their
first job could be beautifying the
Three new officers have
been assigned to our company.
The new officers include: 2nd
Lts. Harold G. Malin, Merril
H. Seaman and Victor C. Wil-
lett. We now have enough of-
ficers to produce a crack vol-
ley-ball team in a short time.
At least they are trying and do-
ing a good job of learning the
game the hard way! One of
these days 756 should be able
to sport the three best teams
on the Field-one of officers,
one of non-coms, and one of
Cpl. Maurice H. Nichter is
leaving Drew Field on detached
service to attend the College of
Agriculture and Mechanical Arts,
Brookings, S. D. He will be
learning the Army system of
personnel classification while
gone and will report back to the
756th after the course is com-
pleted. Because it would be im-
possible to attend school in South
Dakota and continue as reporter
for the Drew Field Echoes, Pfc.
Cantrell will take over and keep
Drew posted on the latest dope
of one of the best companies on
the Field.

Sunrise Ceremony

Planned by Masons

For Labor Day

Visiting Master Masons from
Tampa and Drew Field are in-
vited to attend the Special Labor
Day meeting and breakfast, to be
held at sunrise, 7:11" a.m., in the
John Darling, Lodge, 610 Madison
-The special breakfast will be
served following first section
work on the Master's Degree. The
Lodge, F. and A.M., extends
greetings to' all brothers, and in-
vites them to attend the meetings
every Monday at 7:30 p.m.
The sunrise gathering is unique
and exclusive with the Darling
Lodge, no other Mason organiza-
tion having such an affair.
Soldiers wishing to arrange
passes for the Labor Day meeting
must arrange to leave the post by
0615, September 6, and should
have their passes so stamped.
They should be back by noon.
Organization Commanders are
urged to let men who are Masons
attend the meeting.

IT'S COLUMN time again. Got to sit down and try to think
what I'd like to say, and then write what they'll let me put in print.
Had a busy week. Did a lot of talking' getting' around. Didn't see
much, but then when you're looking' for something' to happen it never
does. The War is still goin'. The Germans are still shooting' Sub-
marines at an altitude of 10,000 feet. You know, sometimes I don't
believe their claims. I am inclined to'think that this guy Goebbels
is just so much cow fodder. Maybe if some of us did less talking'
and more doing we could all eat meat again.

WISH THE GOLF COURSE would hurry up and open. I'm
itchin' to get out there and make a fool of myself. Talked to the
boss out there the other day, (you know, that guy that always
looks as though he had just crawled out from under a tractor)
and he says it should be around the first of the month.

EVER GET a CRAMP in your back? I did! It was Tuesday I
think. Can't rightly remember, but it sure raised the dickens with
my spine. I was working (always) and when I woke up I couldn't
move. Called the Dr. but I guess he couldn't move either. Four
days later he showed up with a big smile and said that the baby,
and mother were doing nicely. I told him that there, was some
mistake, so he grunted, went out into the barn and gave the horse
a tetanus injection. I'm still lame. Some people are hard to under-
stand aren't they?
LOTS OF PROMOTIONS on the base. Privates are sergeants
now, corporals are staffs, etc. Me, I go on like the brook, never
changing. At first they told me that they were afraid that it
might affect my equilibrium (something' like that anyway) and
now they say that they are afraid the shock would kill me. My,
friends, they are looking out for my best interests.
RAINED AGAIN. I'm getting' used to it now. My feet are be-
ginning to look like pontoons. Swear one of 'em sprung a leak last
Wednesday. I went down by the head, and the Japs claimed an-
other naval victory.
ATE UP AT the WAC area the other day. (I was invited).
The food that I had the pleasure (and I do mean pleasure) of
eating was the grandest stuff I have tucked into my tired ole
frame in years. I don't know, I guess it's the woman's touch,
but let me tell you, brother, it was the swellest eatin' stuff I
can remember. Speakin' of the WACs, everybody and his brother
has written about 'em but me. I swore I wouldn't, but you know
(and it wasn't the meal that prompted me) those kids are really
doing a heck of a swell job. When you birds get to thinking' out
loud What you should be trying' to forget, remember that these
kids didn't have to get in. They have a swell bunch up there,
and after talking to a lot of office heads on the base, I learned
that a lot of the right kind of respect is due these women of
the Army.
GEE, I'M HUNGRY. I could really use a steak. (Am I kid-
din?) Writin' about food always knocks me out. Then I get us and
cook something in that galley of mine and really knock myself
out. Last time .four hours. It may be my cooking but I think
that the stove is holding a grudge against me.
<* GOT A LITTLE time on my hands. First time I've had time
in a. long time. Well, what will we talk about? I don't think
of a thing (usually), but something could be said for that guy
who borrows- your car for 10 minutes and leaves you stranded
for the week-end. There are times when I think that some
people could be graciously done away with. I'm not advocating
murder but have you given this mercy killing' any thought?
If I ever catch that guy, Im going to tow him for seven miles
flat on his back behind the truck. Some guys!
YOU KNOW I'VE used so many different typewriters on this
junk that the staff of the paper is beginning to stalk me with one
machine always handy. I get bored with one machine. How would
you like to be a typewriter and have some one pound your face
hours on end? I believe in giving the machine a break with the
thought in mind that some day the machine may break me. (Is
that phrased right?) (Ed. note: It stinks, Adam).
LOOKIN' AROUND the office here. Some people are funny.
Just in the few hundreds that come in and out of here each day
there are a million different types. Most every one who enters
a newspaper office is trying to impress somebody. What a line,
what a gag, what a life. Why can't people be content in the fact
that they are "little Joe" from East Kokomo? The Army isn't
going to raise your salary because they think that you are some-
one you are not, and never could be anyway. (Involved isn't it?)
(Ed. again: Go to the library, Adam, and get a primer on gram-
mar). *
SEVERY ONCE in a while a guy gets a kick in the pants. No, I
mean it. Seems funny. A guy spends a lot of time getting' to
know a fella, and then boom there he goes. A guy can go
with a girl and when the breakup comes .well there might be
another, but with guys it's different. I've lost several real friends
this past few months. Some of the poor birds are done gone for
good. When you work with a fella over a period of months, and
plan for war with him, you sorta hate to see him go; Gives a guy
a funny feeling .
HOTTER'N THE HINGES of Hades today. It was so hot
out where I was (working again the second time this week)
that the grass even refused to wilt. I was so hot that when I sat
on that hot rock an odor similar .to frying ham (Ed. Exactly)
wafted its way on the breeze. Well, with ham what it is these
days I should kick.
K. P. (Ain't them awful letters?) believe that the alphabet
should release these two letters for the good of the government-
and the men. Of all the duties necessary in the Army, why does
K. P. have to be so damn important? The grease trap that
awful contraption that some demented soul invented in the throes
of some mental torture. That terribly ingenious and sanitary mess
of mechanism that just demands to be cleaned and scrubbed about
every ten minutes. Ah, this modern world BAH!
UNDERSTAND THAT a certain staff car on the way to St.
Pete divulged a very red carnation (or was it a cabbage?), any-
way, there it was. (pretty, too).
HERE WE GO AGAIN! I don't know what the heck to write
about so I'm just going to let the machine go ahead and rant. Funny,
the times when you do have something to write about, you don't
have a machine, and I can't write, I just tell the contraption what
I want to say, and the rewrite dept. does my column. Life is a
complicated hunk of trouble sometimes. Sometimes it ain't! Right
now it is. Tomorrow, everything will be all right again. That's
the way it goes. Here today, here tomorrow. (Ed. You hope).





Outfit's Morale High;

Wilbert's a Night Man

The fun and laughter is never
over in the 704th Sig. AW com-
pany. From sunup till moon-
down there is never a dull mo-
ment. Boys, if you don't believe
it, just come through the Plotting
Platoon barracks about 10 min-
utes before the lights go out.
Speaking of "lights out," some
CQ from Syracuse named Lynch
failed to extinguish the lights in
the dayroom. Lynch, it is better
to go to the show before 11
o'clock from now on.
Boys, take some advice, don't
monkey around with that gold
miner from Idaho. Yes, his name
is Pvt. Wilbert, the guy who is
always ready, both willingly and
earnestly, to go on the graveyard
shift at the Information Center.
When Cpl. Rowe, that tarheel
from North Carolina with the
broad shoulders, is asked if he
wished the war was over, what
do you suppose he says? Ask
him sometime. Corporal Rowe,
you are doing pretty good. Just
keep it up. Time will tell, we
From Arizona comes a kid
named Swank. Pvt. Swank, how
is it to leave that girl and folks
back home? Yes, we all know
how it is, and are hoping we
will soon all be able to go back
home and enjoy the life we once
Also just returned from fur-
lough is Corporal Dukes. We are
glad to see you progressing so
well after your operation, and
to Pvt. Gordy, Cpl. Moore, Pvt.
Jenskovic and Pvt. Carl Williams,
who is in the hospital. We wish
you a very speedy recovery. Cpl.
Valentine has returned from 3d
AF Rest Center, Lake Lure, N. C.
Best of luck, Cpl. Valentine.
The personnel section and the
orderly room have their "ups
and downs." At present, it is
the latter. Ask Sgt. Coleman
about the old morning and Sick
Books. We all have days like
that, so give him time, Pfc.
Earle. He, as well as we, will
learn. To Cpl. Healy goes the
best of luck in making this
month's payroll. By all means,
don't redline us. If you are inj
doubt, ask Professor Sprague.
Speeding across Florida a bit,
we contact the two reporting pla-
toons of the "Fighting 704th." We
congratulate them on their prog-
ress in operational training.
We are all sympathizing with
our commanding officer, Lt. Sig-
mann, as he straightens out vari-
ous things around the company.
Boys, we have to give it to him.
He is doing a swell job.
We are very happy to welcome
Lt. Cohen and Lt. Heaton to the
organization. In behalf of the
enlisted men, best of-luck to you.
So long until next week, boys,
when more of 704th's happenings
will be reflected again.

Sub Depot Subs

Say Bad Form

To Catch Up

Ye ol' Sub-Depot Hossfly buzzed
around quite a bit to scrape to-
gether the contents of the Subs
this week; let's see what it's all
During a meeting of all Sup-
ply Supervisors the other day,
Lt. Pleasants, 26th S.D.S.O., ex-
pressed his desire to see 100%
co-operation between the various
departments of Supply. He
stressed very strongly the idea
of "help your fellow-worker,"
and encouraged people that be-
come caught up with their work,
which is highly irregular, to offer
their services to. the guy that's
The assembled supervisors were
again reminded that we're fight-
ing a war, and their duties, that
of supplying the organizations of
the U. S. A. A. C., have a definite
bearing upon the successful train-
ing programs of the outfits sta-
tioned at Drew Field. Mr. Por-
ton, supply's C. C., made several
beneficial suggestions, and the
meeting ended with no comment
from the supervisors.
Engineering's Joe Quinn, super
fisherman, spends his day off
each week angling for the yiddle
fishes in de brook. Gilbert Lam-
boley, one of Smitty's many
draftsmen, accompanied Joe on a
fishing trip last Sat. and do they
talk a good catch!
Incidentally, Gilbert is quite a
figure-head in the world of ro-
mance; fish stories aren't all he
has at his command says he
had two dates with whom he
thought was to be the future Mrs.
Lamboley, set the marriage date,
got ready to take the final
plunge, and all of a sudden, the
young lady changed her mind -
the reason?? Well, it isn't be-
cause Gilbert carries a "4F" card.
Sub Depot's Interesting Peo-
ple: Did you know Mr. B. B.
Amunds, supply's man with the
high forehead, was a seafarin'
gent in time gone by? Yessiree,
it used to'be "Captain Amunds";
he shipped out off-and-on since
he was a mere lad.
One of his most interesting
stories is about the time he was
prompted to go overboard as a
result of running his tugboat
aground, while pulling several big
barges; the first barge in the
rear of the tug proceeded to over-
run it when she stuck in the mud,
and Captain Amunds did what
anyone else would do-JUlP. His
work in Supply is quite a bit
tamer, but memories of the thrill-
ing 'ol days live on.

AW Units Okay on Range
By T/5 T. P. ALLEN
There's a reason why Signal AW Detachments 22 and 23 got
their first introduction to a Browning automatic rifle when they
went to the range last week. The reason: A war is going on.
It is reported that all but three or four qualified. So you see,
some of the bullets ranged a little wide of the targets.
But the men got the "feel" of ters are popular with the soldiers.
the guns and were surprised to When the game is two-bits a
find that they didn't kick. Maybe, throw, it takes more rolls of the
these particular B.A.R.S., now in dice to lose a dollar.
their second world war, were too There's a reason why we be-
old to kick. lieve invention is the mother of
There's a reason why the sol- necessity. In the 19th century,
dier who painted the town red we invented the idea of opening
last night, is not in the pink of up Japan, and now we find it
condition today. Too much fire- necessary to blow up Japan.
water burned him down.
Among the men we'd like to Among the guys we can't ignore
kick Are those who wake us with
Are those who drink till they their snore.
are sick. There's a reason why congrat-
There's a reason for a couple ulations are in order for Pfc.
of honorable mentions. Techni- Charles F. Wirtz of the 23d De-
cian 5th Grade A. F. Coleman and tachment. We believe he broke
T/5 T. P. Allen have just re- all speed records in qualifying
ceived their diplomas as non- for his GI driver's license. Now,
commissioned venereal disease, when the men of this Detachment
control officers ih detachment 231 need to go somewhere, they will
and 22, respectively. get Charlie to drive them around
There's a reason why quar- instead of getting the runaround.



The Station Hospital's two fa-
mous runaway laboratory sheep
pulled another of their daring
daylight escape acts last week,
but their latest break was quickly
quelled by animal-fancier Pvt.
Julius Mockus.
An overly playful tan dog
started the trouble when he
jumped into the sheep-pen about
1200 one rainy day, evidently in-
tent upon having mutton-on-the-
hoof for lunch. The rampant
lambs objected and started to run
in terror.
Delighted at this turn of
events, the pooch gave gleeful
chase and Wild Willy, the no-
torious wooly who had made a
previous AWOL stunt stretch
over a full week, tore a hole in
the fence and broke for the
open country across East "F"
avenue from the hospital.
Sgt. Henry B. Raiford of Hos-
pital Utilities came to the rescue
at this juncture, leaping into the
pen, nabbing the canine saboteur
and ejecting him none too gently.
Meanwhile, however, Rampant-
Reggie has followed his wooly
brother through the hole. But
Pvt. Mockus arrived in a cloud
of sand and the clatter of G. I.
shoes and the jig was up for
Reggie. Julius, who weighs in at
around 200 pounds, launched a
flying tackle that brought the
aroused sheep to earth. In a
matter of minutes the would-be
deserter-was back on duty in the
Wild Willy was a sheep of a
different co 1 or (figuratively
After lingering around the
Medical Detachment Tent City
long enough to see his fellow cul-
prit captured, Willy took to his
hooves and was away to the high
But he figured without Pvt.
Mockus. The big blond ware-
houseman rounded up a posse
from the detachment and away
they rode-in an ambulance.
Wooly Willy was doomed. He
made a game stand on a farm
a mile beyond the north gate,
but Sheriff Mockus was too fast
on the draw and the tackle and
the sheep rode ignominiously
back to his old corral.
The excitement of the preced-
ing escapade had hardly died
down when another animal
caused a furore around the hos-
This time the little creature
was a skunk, who, probably suf-
fering from some ailment peculiar
to the peculiar family to which he
belongs, decided to admit himself
to the hospital.
Leaving an unmistakable trail
behind him, the unwelcome kitty
wandered from the Receiving Of-
fice, past the Hospital P-X, down
to Area Medical Supply and all
the way back to the vicinity of
Ward A-1 before he was caught
up with and his career brought
to a sudden end.
The Detachment Glee club has
a brand new theme song, an
original turned out by two mem-
bers of the group. Sgt. Bob
Barnes wrote the words to the
new song, which is called simply
"Theme Song," and Cpl. Don
Boyd contributed the music.
Members of the Veterinary
Detachment are sporting new
butcher frocks these days as
they go about their work at the
QM Cold Storage Warehouse.
In case you've wondered what
the vets do on a base which has
no animals, you might be sur-
prised to know that Maj. Fred-
eric B. Thomson, his assistants
and enlisted men, inspect all
meat and all dairy products
used on the field.
Pvt. William Henderson, who
left the detachment for post ex-
change work, continues to fre-
quent the hospital around lunch
time. It seems the hospital
branch is still Pvt. Henderson's
favorite exchange.
Cpl. George Gabri, who has
been in charge of the Hospital
Linen Exchange for the past sev-
eral months, has moved over to
the 314th to await a call to Avia-
tion Cadet training.

714th Writer Quits Pen

For Stick, 2 Macs Sub
The Echoes this week lost a capable correspondent, and the
aviation cadets got a good man. We refer, of course, to Pfc. Rob-
ert (Killer) Keeler. Good luck, Keeler, and we'll do our darndest
to follow the excellent example you set in keeping the 714th before
the Drew Field public.
By the way, we have instructed
former brother Keeler, when the
opportunity presents itself, to
Ca t. Holc e drop a few bombs on a certain
corner of no-man's land, called,
certain private that is having a
scribes Combatfew days rest in Brooklyn after
that strenuous bombing mission
somewhere far away. Private
Pieroni, could you give some hint
y g vas to the identity of this incred-
Flying O erseas ible private?
We all are ashamed of Dietrick
Capt. Richard E. Holcombe, for hiding that radio from us.
84th Bombardment Group, is back That is a definite breech of bar-
after seven and a half months of racks ethics. He should know that
fighting over such now-famous a radio is the very livelihood of
spots as the Kasserine and Faid every red-blooded American sol-
Passes, Gabes, Tunis, Bizerte, and dier.
"Sure, I've had numerous en- "MOONY' LINDSAY"
counters with Messerschmitts and We're worried about Lester
Focke-Wulfs, but it was just rou- Lindsay asking for barracks or-
tine fighting lots of dogfights derly so consistently. The way he
and plenty of tracers flying waltzes around the barracks floor
through the air, but I was lucky, you would think he was about
never touched." ready to keel over on his face
For this "routine fighting" the with that moony look. Evidently,
-23-year-old captain wears the the girl back home has a post-
Distinguished Flying Cross and furlough influence on Lester.
the Air Medal with four oak leaf What a delightful imagination he
clusters. must have!
"It must not be thought that No news is available on Pfc.
"It must not be thought that Eakn'sactities.We reunale
the Nazis used second-string Eakin's activities. We are unable
men or equipment in the Afri- to figure out on what he squan-
can conflict their fighter ders the extra four dollars a
pilots were great fliers. And month. As the adage goes: No
the Italians have' probably news is good news we hope.
taken more of a propaganda Sergeant Suffern and Pvt.
beating than they deserve, be- Harle or shall we say Sgt.
cause they flew right in the
German formations, and as far Suffern vs. Pvt. Harle have
as I could see, did their job already struck up an acquaint-
as well as they could." anceship. It seems Pvt. Harle
His outfit was attached to the doesn't particularly care for
British First Army and was more standing retreat; on the other
or less under the direct command hand, Sgt. Suffern, strangely
of Air Marshal Coningham, whom
Capt. Holcombe describes as an enough, is of an entirely dif-
excellent leader. ferent opinion. Well, as the
"Of course, we will win the moron always does: "Grind up
war in theEuropean theater," he yourbest friend in a meat
says. "It is only a question of
time and the sooner we get start- grinder and every time you can
ed the sooner the thing will be scrape up an old acquaintance."
over. It should be within a year, Sergeant Bennett, one of the
once the ball starts rolling, company orators, talks so fast
"But the well-informed man in that even 20 minutes after he's
the street can probably make a stopped talking his dimples are
safer prediction-he has access to still running around on his face
all the periodicals, the radio, the trying to find a place to settle
press; the only thing we could see down. Please Joe, I'm only
was the particular Nazi we were kidding!
trying to blast out of the African KURASH WASTING AWAY?
Capt. Holcombe said the serv- We have noticed lately that
ice performed by the ground friend Kurash is getting painfully
crews was almost miraculous. Not thin. Can it be he is still wor-
only did they do the seemingly ried about that singe job he had
impossible, but. they worked un- on his sun tans by the Merry
ceasingly and with the greatest Widow, Laundry? Or, is he simply
skill, having sleepless nights, thinking
"The big single feat that up a scheme for camouflaging
sticks in my mind is not any the tortured material such as
one moment of exceptional dar- burning in some -cute maze that
ing or heroism, but the con- might keep the inspecting offi-
stant miracle of the men on the cers so fascinated they won't say
ground putting the planes back a thing-just gasp in sheer amaze-
in the air." ment. I tell you, we privates will
"After the first landings in try anything!
Casablanca, as the American jug- Another thing! I don't have
gernaut 15ushed across the fringe KP ALL the time. Why, just the
of the Mediterranean, one could other day I was latrine orderly!
spend a comfortable leave in the Well, we'll see you next week
occupied towns, but as the id- -if our health permits.
vasion force swelled, prices sky-
rocketed to ridiculous heights." Are you honest? You can re-
Capt. Holcombe is from Topeka, turn whatever you find by locat-
Kan., and attended Washburn ing the loser through a classified
college, ad in the ECHOES. No cost.

756th WAC's Sworn In

MORE WACs JOIN ARMY-A second group from the 756th
WAC Post Headquarters company became WACs Wednesday,
August 25th. At an impressive formation in front of Base Head-
quarters, Capt. Dennis J. Dole administered the oath, followed by
a congratulatory speech presented by Colonel Filmore. This
group, composed of women who had not definitely decided to re-
main in the service when the first enlistment took place, is al-
most as large as the former group.


0. Z. Whitehead

To Have Role in

Greatest AC Show .

Drew Sergeant Back
To Broadway Theater
Recently received by Maj." .
Chester K. Delano, Base Spe-
cia Services officer, was a re-
quest from the War Depart-
ment that one Sgt. O. Z. White- SGT. WHITEHEAD
head be permitted to come to tially spent when he locks the
New York Sept. 15 to confer door on Recreation building No.
1 and calls it a day.
with the producers of the forth- CAST OF AAF ARTISTS
coming Air Corps show to be Very little is known about the
AAF show in which Sergeant
given for Army emergency re- Whitehead will appear. It is to
lief. On that date the cast will be directed by Moss Hart, who, it
assemble and roles will be as- is understood wrote the book
assemble and roles will be as-after a tour of Army Air bases
signed in the greatest Army seeking background. It is as-
production'yet conceived. sumed that it will be musical, at
"AL JOAD", least in part, as other shows for
Those who saw "Grapes of Army Emergency Relief have
Wrnth" need no introduction to been in the past. The cast will
Sergeant Whitehead. His splen- be made up in its entirety from
Sergeant Whitehead. His splen artists now in our armed forces.
did characterization of Al Joad artists now in our armed forces.
was one of the outstanding por- Drew Field will watch the
trayals of the picture. GI's from press notices with a great deal
Manhattan, or followers of the of interest. We may not be "out
New York theater, know the front" on opening night, Sergeant,
Sergeant only too well as a but we'll be applauding just the
young actor whose phenomenal same!
climb to success on Broadway is
nothing short of miraculous. Special eric
With practically a lifetime special Servic s
spent in the theater, he first
came into prominence in 1934 ld for Men of
with Katherine Hepburn in Th eld for Men of
Lake." Then followed such ve-
hicles as "New Faces," starring Camp DeSot
Henry Fonda; "Jayhawker," with
the redoubtable Fred Stone;
"Fools Rush In," with Richard By PFC. WILLIAM A. NORRIS
Whorf, and "Evening Star," with Special services were held for
Joey Atkins, Jobyana Howland the men of the Camp DeSoto area
and Fred Conroy. last Sunday with Bishop H. Y.
He next appeared with Lois Tookes, Eleventh Episcopal Dis-
Wilson of Paramount fame in trict-of the A. M. E. church, as
"Farewell Summer," after which guest speaker.
came the hit "Madame Bovary," The service was in charge of
starring Constance Cummings. Chaplain Ford Gibson who was
Completing the run of "The Sea assisted by Capt. Carl W. H. Hew-
Gull" with Alfred Lunt, White- lett, area chaplain. Sixteen souls
head toured the summer thea- were converted during the serv-
ters with June Walker, going ice.
afterward to Hollywood for the h wee
Steinbeck picture. Other visitors on hand were
Again returning to the Rialto Dr. J. A. White, Tampa; the.Rev:
he became a member of the cast J. J. Heath, presiding elder, St.
of "Life With Father," a current Petersburg District A. M. E.
success starring Lillian Gish. He church; the Reverend and Mrs.
was under contract wh T i Bennett of Tampa; the Reverend
eth Century-Fox, Dec. 9, 1942, and Mrs Ford Gibson; Mrs. James
which he forsook to join the C. Gray, and Mrs. A. White;
country's armed forces. hose husband was president of
Sergeant Whitehead came to a college in Africa. Mrs. White
to Drew Field in February, 1943, was superintendent of girls.
and was assigned to the Base T/Sgt. James C. Gray sang
Special Service Office, where his "City Call Heaven.' S/Sgt. Al-
knowledge of organizational en- vin Dowing sang "Nocturne" by
tertainment an'd the myriad de- Chopin. The choir selection was
tail thereof have. been used -to "I'll Fly Away."
the fullest extent. A picnic was held at the camp
Sunday afternoon. Master of
STUDIES UNDER KARLOV ceremonies was Sgt. Harry Thayer
A pupil of Boris Karlov, noted who kept the crowd gay and
Broadway character actor and lively shouting his jive.
formerly with the Moscow Art Following retreat the girls
theater, the Sergeant first began dined at the mess hall.
to get good parts in 1936. He had During dinner Staff Sergeant
at that time studied under Kar- Dowing played the piano, with
lov for 14 months. That he will Pfc. Avery Graham and Pvt. Ed-
be called upon to play an im- ward Hellm singing.
portant role in the as yet un- A dance is scheduled for Sept.
named AAF show is a logical as- 15th.
sumption. While he credits
Karlov largely with .his success, 5hABM I a'er'e
his own pleasing personality and 405th Materiel
magnetism are not to be ignored.
At Drew Field he is just one of officer U ed
the boys, a hardworking soldier ffic Up
and a good one in every sense of Cap ai
the word. To ap aiincy
Though Sergeant Whitehead
leaves in the best of causes, he Major Fred G. Hook, command-
will be gravely missed by the
Special Services office and the ing the 405th Fighter Bomber
Special Srvices office and theGroup, announces the recent pro-
many men who havs e come to motion of Harold Garrett, Group
regard his name as a synonym for Materiel Officer, to the rank of
excellent entertainment. Need- Cantain.
less to say, his return will be Captain Garrett entered -the
eagerly awaited. army as an enlisted man and lat-
His duties at the base have er attended OCS at Miami Beach
consisted of the strenuous, where he received his commis-
nerve-wracking business of seeing sion. He has been with the 405th
that the right people are at the Fighter Bomber Group since its
right places at the right time, a activation, first serving as As-
job which might well add grey sistant Group Materiel Officer
hairs to his red head. But the and recently being elevated to
Sergeant seems invested with a Group Materiel Officer, a posi-
remarkable patience, as is evi- tion that he has won by his un-
denced by the smoothness of the tiring efforts and the very effi-
entertainment for which he is re- cient manner in which he has run
sponsible, and the close co-opera- his department. Captain Garrett's
tion and amicable relations be- capabilities were well known to
tween civilian and military this group by the excellent rec-
personnel when they are working ord he made while Group Mate-
together. His job is one of long riel Officer for the 339th Bomb
hours, and. many nights are par- Group.

Boys in 588th Don't Sit on T

Like to Drill-- Bud.' 'Why?'
Ain't No Stum

A lot of things "ain't" what
SI Sa and that's a fact. The camoufla
leadership of 1st Lieutenant Har
Sig. AW Bn. Greets last, one of the very few battalion
Si. AW Bn. Greet on Drew field.
New Adm. Inspector With Walterboro turning oit
a fair quota of camoufleurs, in
By SGT. MARTIN L. WOLF addition to our experts from the
Sergeant Major battalion school, a G.I. has gotta
PERSONALITIES be careful where he puts his
First Sgt. Stephen F. Nemeth, foot down, or he hears "that
newest addition to this battalion's track you just made gives
list of topkicks, is doing a swell 'forty-eight square inches' of
job at Hq. Co. To be the mother, reflecting surface, see? Kinda
brother, friend, Dutch uncle, and watch where you step, if you
disciplinarian to a few hundred must step, soldier!"
men never was a cinch as a one- When Lt. Colvin joined the
man job, but Sgt. Nemeth is hit- 573rd Sig. A. W. Bn., he procured
ting it off well. His training, as desk space in battalion headquar-
an Adm. Dept. instructor, serves ters. One day soon after, someone
him excellently in his present ca- noticed a small net made of rope.
pacity. T1- next day there appeared some
T-5 Messenger, 588th Message wire, covered with grass, aid
Center driver, is enjoying the some grass mats.
-Ohio scenery while on furlough, His desk became so cluttered,
and his duties are being effi- that officers and enlisted men
ciently performed by Pfc. Henry like began asking questions.
ciently performed by Pfc. Henry That's just what the .lieutenant
M. Pahnke of the Wisconsin That's just what the lieutenant
Pahnkes, during his absence. wanted. The outgrowth of those
A new addition to the staff at questions was m our "exclusive"
this headquarters is Pfc. Timothy battalion camouflage school.
P. Donovan, easing the burden of From this school, seventeen
the S-1 section. Donovan worked got their "parch ments"
for the Internal Revenue depart- August 24. T-5 Reino W. Carl-
ment in Massachusetts prior to his son, Sgt. Harold P. Gilbert, T-5
entry into the service, and his Lamar V. Negrotto, Pvt. Wil-
work along those lines is standing lam J. Patterson, T-5 James
him (and us!) in good stead. Reyno, Pdt. R alph W. Egno S
T/4 Bob Martin anticipates Wifre Adrew onsn, T-, alph
early departure for Air Cadet Wilfred A. ensen, T-5 Ralph
school, and all our luck and best Pfc. Robert E. Worrell, T-5
wishes will accompany him. Our Donald R. Smith, T-4 Charles
best also extended to Cpls. Jim
Cox and Joe Huebner of Battalion
Supply, convalescing in luxury at Enfener
minor operations Mpst be nice,
living in a beautiful hotel over- B S *
looking the Gulf, but we hope
they'll be back with us soon. Do Business in
The newly-instituted practice Armament and Ordna
of engaging in close-order drill aters Lt
each morning was a success from At New Quarter; Lt.
the start.i Many of the "know-
it-alls" suddenly discovered that Latest reports from Ordnance
there was a lot of "know-it-not" sections are now nicely entrenched
when they were called upon to one is well pleased. The latest i
bark out the commands, and that e furloughs with the following
"IDR" does NOT mean "In the home front: Cpl. Del Vecci-
Dreamy Repose." However, the Pvt. Sipes, Pfc. C. A. Martin, Pvt
movements are acquiring more Lieutenant Stubing was re-
and more precision as the days cently promoted to first lieu-
go by, and aside from the fact tenant. This was good news,
that this drill is a swell pick-me- to the boys of the Ordnance
up to start the day off, the men shop and all join in the con-
are taking considerable pride and gratulations to him and hope
competitive spirit in their im- that he will be with them all
provement. the way through this memor-
The bi-weekly parades and .able battle of Drew Field.
formal inspections are likewise
discipline and morale building We have. noted a few more
factors. There we were last smiling faces over at that shop
week, all dressed and shined up as Corporal Beleck, Pfc.'s Shane,
to kill and what happens? Rhoda, Cordisco and Duchala,
Along comes one of our famous also Pvts. Belk, Goldstein, Rob-
Florida rains; unexpected as erts, Theison and Evans have re-
usual. But did we march??? turned from the III Bomber Com-
We sure did!! And did we look mand Ordnance School at Mac-
good? We sure did!!. And di d Dill Field and are all ready and
we complain? Well, not much. eager for work. Welcome back,
You could. have counted the fellows!
whimpers on the fingers of one The boys in the Communica-
hand. tion section regret the loss of
PHYSICAL TORTURE Lieutenant Sloan who .was re-
We've got a posse of Vigilantes cently transferred to group. The
out on the prowl, hunting down only consoling factor in the move
the sadist who invented some of is that Lieutenant Brainard is
those exercises we take as part now in charge. Continued suc-
of our daily calisthenics. It cess to both of you.
wouldn't surprise us a bit to be Corporal "Just call me hand-
some" Clauss looks forward to his
introduced to a combination like some. H ust can't eat enough
this, one of these afternoons: "The da off. He just can't eat enough
next exercise will be a trunk- spaghetti at Madison's; of
bending, arm-stretching, knee- course the waitress working there
jabbing, finger fracturing, toe- is -just a coincidence!
pulling, head rocking, neck- "BOO BOO" DOOD IT!
tivisting job, done at the position Private "Boo Boo" Snyder has
of attention in 658 counts." But been snowed under with fan mail
its' good stuff, as the diminishing since his recent engagement (non-
waistlines show. professional at a local night spot.
BALDRIDGE NEW Full arrangements and details
INSPECTOR can be obtained for his services
Welcome to First Lt. John H. in barracks 162, room 000. Inci-
Baldridge who joined the staff dentally while over to barracks
of this headquarters as Adminis- 162 you can inquire about the
trative. Inspector. Despite his "Eight Hour Service" of khaki
varied duties in this position, he and fatigue cleaning. The price is
remains Commanding Officer of right, considering the time ele-
the First Detachment of this bat- ment and the job.
talion, and he is doing both jobs
well. Corporal "Rosy" has it all
BOOK LARNIN' figured out. He claims we are
The Adm. and Teletype Depts. finally going to get a squadron
are picking up in activity after a day off, after pay-day, in four
brief lull. That's good news, be- months. Its happened twice to
cause there's some valuable stuff us "lucky ones," having our
taught in those units, and by a day off just before pay-day.
good bunch of instructors. The Operations office is look-
A new school opened under the ing swell now that S/Sergeant
jurisdiction of this battalion, Machuszek and Corporal Gold-
called the NCO Training School, blatt put a paint brush to work.
starting out with only modest They actually did it all by them-
fanfare and a small student body. selves. Surprise! Can anyone
we're looking for the usual grati- imagine those two doing any
fying results, manual labor? They usually


hat Stump,

'Cause That

p See?"
they look like around the 573rd,
ge department, under the capable
old E. Colvin, is in full swing at
camouflage enlisted men's schools

A- Grawey, T-5 Edward Y.
Lord, Pfc. Charles W. Saffell,
Cpl. Earl L. MacDonald, and
Earl N. Bennington.


Soldier Boasts

"Art" Collection
Want to see some pretty girls?
Have T/Sgt. Grennan of the
509th Fighter-Bomber Squadron,
that tobacco chewing Westerner,
show you his collection of photos.
If we were a judge we would
pick his sister as the prettiest
Speaking of pictures, Sgt. Wal-
ter Arbaczawski has quite a col-
lection on his arms and chest.
The New Jersey farmer loves to
have the tattoo man beat on his
body with that needle.
Pvt. John W. Christen was
handing out cigars last week. The
chemical man acquired a wife
and he's quite happy about it.
Was that a WAC, Sergeant El-
mer was seen with last week?
Speaking of WACs, the 509th in-
vaded their area last week and
trimmed the female soldiers in a
game of softball. We thought
our outfit was more chivalrous.

untan Laundry

491st Sq.

since Rejoice
Sloan to Group
e and Armament tell us that both
;d in their new quarters and every
rage in those departments seem to
men now enjoying some time on
lio, Cpl. H. Martin, Pfc. Theiring,
. E.'H. Perry and Pvt. A. Theison.

work with their brains and shy
away from the real thing.
Judging from the amount of
mail received, Corporal Spizzirri
is the most popular fellow in
Operations. Not a day goes by
that "Pete" doesn't receive two
or three letters from his heart-
throb. We are wondering what
has happened to Machuszek's
mail? Could it be that the boy
is reforming and is disposing of
all the extras?
Corporal Black returned to
Operations after a brief sojourn
in the squadron supply. We
hardly recognized him behind the
lip foliage he started to raise.
Pfc. Liewehr (the boy who
carries a torch for a lovely little
WAVE named Maxine) seemed a
little shaken by his first plane
ride. It set ns when Lieutenant
Gray did a few slow rolls, Lie-
wehr autographed the cock-pit
with some orange juice that he
had for breakfast.
"The "Legal Mind;" Corporal
Goldblatt, is carrying things a
bit too far. He states that he will
not salute a WAC officer. His
mother taught him never to raise
his hand to a woman. Goldblatt
is now en route to Jefferson Bar-
racks, St. Louis, Mo. The purpose
of the trip is to bring back a
prisoner to Drew. We are won-
dering how his 5' 1" frame is
going to support that automatic
on his hip? Also who is going
to bring him back?

WAC Totes 'Full Pack'
In Her Utility Bag
FT. DEVENS, Mass.-(CNS)-
An inquisitive male peeked inside
his WAC girl friend's utility bag
-the one she slings over her
shoulder and here's what he
A can opener, a cucumber, salt,
a pair of stockings, cigarettes, a
toothbrush, matches, a broken
garter, a driver's license,' a flash-
light, keys, a letter from home, a
waterproof hat cover, soap, as-
pirin, an address book, stamps, a
fountain pen, theater tickets, a
candy bar and half a cookie.



Sept. 3 Sept. 9, 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; 506 Madison street; 214 North Boulevard and Christian Serv-
vice Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service
men, women and families at 607 Twiggs street.
Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men
or women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal-
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694
by noon.
Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service
Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and
9:30 p.m.
7 p.m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross
at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Shopping service and package wrap-
ping at all USO'clubs and Christian Service Center.
Friday, Sept. 3-
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; dance
on patio, orchestra, 506 Madison street; party, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; bingo, re-
freshments, Navy Mothers' club, 3051/ Water street.
8:30 p.m.-Weekly musical, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Sept. 4-
7:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison.
8:30 p.m.-Games, 506 Madison street; dance-orchestra, 214
North boulevard; party night, 607 Twiggs street.
Sunday, Sept. 5-
9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street.
2:00 p.m.-Inter-social club games, Cuscaden park, Fifteenth
street and Columbus drive, free to service men.
3:00 p.m.-Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs street; ping pong,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler.
4:30 p.m.-Music study social hour, 607 Twiggs street.
5:00 p.m.-Get-together, Navy Mothers' club, 305% Water
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, First Methodist church,
Florida and Tyler.
6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center; broad-
cast over WTSP. A
6:30 p.m.-Young People's Forum, First Presbyterian Service
Center, Polk and Marion; Vespers services, Fellow-
ship hour, 214 North Boulevard; Vespers, 607
Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Round table discussion by AAUW, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Boulevard; Fellowship hour and
refreshments, Hyde Park Methodist church and
Riverside Baptist church; YMHA Community Center
dance, Ross and Nebraska.
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellowship hour, First Presbyterian
Service Center, Polk and Marion.
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; dance on
patio, 506 Madison street.
9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Monday, Sept. 6-
7:00 p.m.-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street.
7'80 p.m.-Symphoiic orchestra practice for all service men
interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Tuesday, Sept. 7--
7:00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club, DeSoto hotel, Zack and Marion.
7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler;
sewing class, 607 Twiggs street; music appreciation,
214 BOulevard.
8:15 p.m.-Bingo, 214 North Boulevard.
8:30 p.m.-Community sing, 506 Madison street; sketching in-
struction, 214 North boulevard; dance, Municipal
9:00 p.m.-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard.
9:30 p.m.-Educational movie, 214 North Boulevard.
Wednesday, Sept. 8-
7:30 p.m.-Glee club practice for all service men interested,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; swim-
ming party, meet at any USO; art for fun, 607
Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Arthur Murray dance instruction, 607 Twiggs street;
open house, YMHA Community Center, Ross and
Nebraska-pool, bowling, ping pong; Family night,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club,
214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Dancing, 607 Twiggs street.
Thursday, Sept. 9-
7:00 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler;
recreation social hour, First Baptist church, La-
fayette and Plant avenue; Spanish class, 607 Twiggs
8:30 p.m.-Dance on patio, 214 North Boulevard.

Soldiers Warned

To Abide by

PX Regulations

It has been brought to the at-
tention of the Post Exchange
authorities that soldiers are mak-
ing purchases for civilians who
are not authorized to purchase
merchandise at the Exchange.
Army regulations state that
civilians, other than dependents
of military personnel, "may pur-
chase, for their own consumption
on the post, items of food, drink,
and tobacco products and no
other merchandise of any kind."
In addition to Army regula-
tions, there are other practical
considerations governing the re-
strictions on sales to civilians.
There are severe shortages of
most types of merchandise, due
to shortages in critical materials,
manufacturing diffi ulties and
transportation problems.
Many of the items for sale in
the Exchange are allocated to
Drew Field on the basis of the
number of military personnel the
E-changt. is serving. Purchases
by unauthorized civilians are di-
rectly responsible for shortages
of merchandise in the Exchange
Employes of the Exchange are
familiar with regulations govern-
ing sales to civilians, and will
make all sales to which civilians
are entitled. Soldiers are re-
quested to make no purchases of
any kind for civilians. Remem-
ber that an unauthorized sale to
a civilian reduces the amount of
merchandise available for mili-
tary personnel.

PX Inventory

Fast on the Draw,

Irked Officer Says

Lieutenant Emmanuel Ab-
ramson, assistant PX officer,
took one look at last week's
cartoon by Cpl. John G.
Szilagyi ribbing the PX inven-
tory and promptly let the
ECHOES staff know a thing or
two about the speed with
which Drew Field PXs now
take stock.
This month's inventory,. ac-
cording to Abramson, set what
might be termed a speed rec-
ord. The stores closed at 6 p.m.
last Wednesday, and most of
them were opened by noon
Thursday. Several reopened for
business at 10 and 11 a.m.
Usually, PX inventory re-
quired as much as 48 hours.
Reason for the speed-up, Lieut.
Abramson said, was a new sys-
tem devised by the Army Ex-
change Service, which was put
into effect at all PXs here last

Mesonic Meeting
John Darling Lodge, F. and
A.M., 610 Madison Street,
Tampa, extends fraternal greet-
ings and welcome to all Mason
brothers. An invitation is ex-
tended to attend the weekly
Wednesday night meetings.
Answers to
Answers to Bob
1. "You can't have your cake
and eat it, too"; "not worth his
2. Persimmons have the high-
est, apricots next, peaches the
3. Light-headed: dizzy, deliri-
ous, fickle. Light-footed: nim-
ble footed, active, having a
springy set. Light-fingered: dex-
terous in stealing and picking
pockets; also just having a light
and dexterous touch.
4. Both statements are true.
5. Chromium and sometimes
nickel and other metals are
melted with the steel to make it
6: A smile expresses pleasure,
amusement or affection (also
amused contempt, disdain, in-
credulity or scorn). A smirk is
an affected, sarcastic or self-sat-
isfied smile; a simper.
7. Left.
8 Magazines.
9. Nanny goat.
10. Thumping, white under-
neath, plugging.


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 Arm-
adillo," Walt Disney Cartoon.
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
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.
Friday, Sept. 3-"Chatterbox," Judy Canova, Joe E.
Brown, Rosemary Lane; "Little Isles of Freedom," Broad-
way Brevity; "Super-Wabbit," Bugs Bunny.
Saturday, Sept. 4-"Arabian Nights," Jon Hall, Maria
Montez, Sabu; "Ski Trails," Sportscope; "Pluto and the Arm-
adillo," Walt Disney Cartoon.
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 an-
nounced later.)
Friday, Sept. 10-"Swing Shift Maisie," Ann Sothern,
James Craig; "Snow Sports," Sports Parade; "Woodpeckin',"
Popeye Cartoon.

Friday, Sept. 3, 8:15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair presents.
Sunday, Sept. 5, 8:15 p.m.-A. W. Melody Hour.
Monday, Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answers or Else; 9 p.m, Guest
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 9:00 p.m.-Marion Lohrig presents.
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 8:00 p.m.-Danny Steehan.
Thursday, Sept. 9, 8:30 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness.
Friday, Sept. 3, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday, Sept. 4, 8:15 p.m.-Bingo.
Monday, Sept. 6, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music.
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Thursday, Sept. 9, 8:00 p.m.-Group Singing.

St. Pefersburg
Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at
Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and Second avenue north.
Phone 4755.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north. Open daily from 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies
every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse,
suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance
PIER CENTER, municipal pier. Informal dancing every night.
Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. "Dance instruction
Monday and Thursday.
Friday, Sept. 3-
Special party; dance, orchestra. Prizes. Pier Center.
Saturday, Sept. 4-
8:00 p.m.-Dance at pier.
Sunday, Sept. 5-
3:00 p.m.-Becky Cox will draw your portrait, Home Center.
5:00 p.m.-Canteen supper. Home-cooked food, Home Center.
7:00 p.m.-Informal party singing, refreshments, Pier Center.
Monday, Sept. 6-
7:30 p.m.-Square dancing, Hillbilly music, Pier Center.
Tuesday, Sept. 7-
7:30 p.m.-Bridge and prizes, Pier Center.
Wednesday, Sept. 8-
7:30 p.m.-Special dance at pier with orchestra.
At both Centers every night, Bomb-a-Dears, St. Petersburg
Junior Hostesses, are on hand to help you have a good time.

Women's Residence Club

The Women's Residence club, 820 South Rome avenue,
operated by the National Catholic Community Service,
USO, is operated for the wives, mothers, relatives, and
friends of the Service men. Mrs. Sarah Schaefer, Director,
extends a welcome to all wives, mothers, sweethearts and
friends of service men as well as girls in defense work.
Rooms upstairs 50c a night, downstairs 75c a night. Cook-
ing privileges and laundry privileges. Accommodations
for women with babies-50c a night for the mother and 25c
for the child. Service available for from one night to three

Visit Your PX!

*Main Bev. and
Clothing ....... 2nd & Ave. F
Main Mdse. and Spec.
Order Dept......2nd & Ave. F
*No. I ............8th & Ave. A
*No. 2 ......Area F on Ave. J
No. 3 ............8th & Ave. H
No. 4 .......... .E-lst & Ave. L
No. 5 ............Camp DeSoto

No. 6 ............ Plant Field
No. 8 .......... 4th & 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.

_____ _____ _


Lt. Col. Griffin

AW S-3 Officer

Tells of Panama

Are you one of those old-fashioned chaps who thinks the title
"Colonel" is synonymous with old age? Then shine -your shoes,
get a haircut and practice your snappiest salute, for you're going
to meet Lt. Col. D. T. Griffin, West Point graduate, native of Indiana,
S-3 officer of AWUTC-and at the ripe old age of 28 years!

Colonel Griffin came to Drew
Field last Feb. 14, after nearly
three years in the Panama Canal
Zone. He was stationed there
_lay 31st, 1940 at Ft. Clayton,
der Col. Walter B. Larew, Sig-
,i officer of the III Fighter com-
-mand, and charged with the re-
sponsibility of plotting personnel
for.the administration of the unit.
In addition to supplying the
requisite number of men, the
Colonel was also charged with
the smooth functioning of the
wo rk i ng units, the several
branches of communications
which stretch from the general
information center like ribbons
from a maypole.

While the Panama Canal Zone
itself is fairly modern in its civ-
ilization, the surrounding country
is more or less cut off from
everything. The Colonel's first
station was on an island and,
while the morale of the men was
excellent, malaria vied with
loneliness as plagues to the hard
working Signal crews. The same
held true of the jungle posts,
away from the "dry" roads and
the "wet" which signify the ones
that are usable during those
Respite came about every four
months, however, and the men
were permitted extended leave
to enjoy a taste of civilization.
Needless to say, 'these periods
were looked forward to by every-
The Colonel was later assigned
to the 26th Fighter commandun-
der Brigadier General Gilker-
son, and in addition to his other
duties, became responsible for
the maintenance and operation of
T'7: offshore patrol and the man-
sg of military and civilian ob-
'-srvation outposts. At this time
he was in command of the 558th
Signal AW of the 516 AW regi-
ment, "the outfit that did the
work," to quote the Colonel.
Prior to his connection with the
Signal Corps, Col. Griffin was
stationed at Ft. Monmouth, N. J.,
as a radio intelligence officer, a
duty which fitted in admirably
with his future work.
While in Panama, the Colonel
made a thorough study of the sur-
rounding country, the language
and the people, all necessary ad-
juncts to the successful opera-
tion of a Signal unit. Unfortun-
ately, the elaborate AW system,
the vital part it plays in this
global war of ours, cannot be
fully explained. Suffice it to say
that it is a very vital part of
the Air Forces.
Colonel Griffin shows no bad
effects from his long term of
service, practically on the equa-
tor. To the contrary, he looks in
the pink of condition and at the
peak of his efficiency. He has a
most engaging manner, and one is
impressed immediately with his
quick discernment and self assur-
ance. He still bears the indelible
stamp of West Point.

Egypt Lake Site

Beautified by

576th Bn. Men
Egypt lake, now exclusively
the home of the 576th SAW Bat-
talion, is rapidly undergoing ter-
rain beauty treatments with offi-
cers and men alike predicting
that the area will soon be the
finest in Florida.
The former Oldsmar Alligators
have been at the lake site for
nearly a month. Upon arrival,
several soldiers scowled and said
Egypt lake could be favorably
compared to the current cinema,
"Five Graves to Cairo."
Since then, however, the tall
grass about the swimming area
has been cut, the camp area
cleared and numerous improve-
ments in living conditions have
been made.
Handclasps were exchanged
last week with Sgt. Wilford
"Clark" McDermott, one of the
original members of the bat-
talion which was called to the
colors in 1941. The, battalion
originated at McCord Field,
Wash,. and the genial sergeant
had followed the outfit through
its various stages until last
week when walking papers
took him to another unit.
Three soldiers of this Egyp-
tian battalion are sweating out
furloughs with wedding rings in
their pockets. Sgt. J. H. Hen-
necy of Marion, S. C., Sgt. Cecil
"Stoneface" Mixon, also from
South Carolina, and T/5 R. E.
White of Chicago are the starry-
eyed lads.

Topkick Weds

Clearwater Girl
One more of Drew Field's top-
kicks bit the dust last Thursday
when the former Miss Margaret
Louise Sever of Clearwater, Fla.,
became the bride of 1st Sgt. Leon
F. Lennertz of the First Reporting
Company, 501st Signal A W Regi-
ment. The wedding took place at
7:30 p.m. in the First Methodist
Church, Clearwater.
Serving as best man was the
bride's brother, Sgt. Robert I.
Sever, stationed at Chanute Field,
Ill. Ushers included S/Sgt. Charles
R. Bryan and Sgt. James R.
Mathews, both stationed at Drew.

"Look.. Caleb and his Yogi tricks again!"




It is rumored that there is a
Gigolo in Headquarters and Plot-
ting Company of the 570th SAW
Bn. If there are ariy doubts on
this score, ask a certain PX
blonde about Chester Jandrys.
This Company certainly misses
Pfc. (Character) Charlie Manuso,
Sgt. Pritz and Sgt. Porter.
Sergeant Dwyer is looking
older these days since he took
over the job of Provost Sergeant.
First Sergeant Russo is going on
furlough and is carrying with him
the best wishes of the n)en in his
.company for a swell time.
Lieutenant Baldwin was not too
sure whether to be pleased or
indignant at the publicity given
his marriage by your correspond-
The 570th Signal Aircraft
Warning Battalion is definitely
going to Dallas, Texas; Reno,
Nev.; Los Angeles, Calif.; New
York, and Denver, Colo. Those
are our permanent bases. In
addition, we are also going to
stop off at Philadelphia, Van-
couver, San Antonio, Flatbush,
and Van Cortlandt Park. Head-
quarters and Plotting Company
is going to be stationed at the
Hotel Statler, Hotel Ritz Plaza,
The Parker House, The New
Yorker, Hotel Pennsylvania,
Hillsboro, and the Stevens. This
information is authentic, and is
not to be misinterpreted as
mere rumor!
Headquarters and Plotting
Company welcomes back Lieut.
Dernberger, who has again re-
sumed his duties as commanding
officer. Lieutenant Dernberger re-
lates that his leave was pleasant.
What leave isn't?
Note While Writing: Drew field
never looks gloomier than when

No Change in 498th Set-Up;

Girls Sub for Beer Okay

The 498th Fighter Bomber
Squadron, formerly the 303rd, is
still going strong with the same
personnel, doing their best to
make our outfit -he best not only
on Drew Field but in the Ai:
I think that everyone who went
to the Squadron party Thursday
night can truthfully say that they
had a swell time. Although we
didn't have any beer as we had
planned (that will come later
about the 15th or 20th of the
month) the swell bunch of girls
who attended made the party a
great success. You CAN get along
without drinks.
Here is a scoop which I don't
think that any of the newspa-
pers have yet. Wedding bells
will ring the latter part of Sep-
tember for Lt. John K. Glover,
our squadron Intelligence Offi-
cer. The bride-to-be is Miss
Lee A. Novinger of Elizabeth-

town, Pennsylvania. The cere-
mony will take place here in
Sergeant Skelton! Hurry up and
get well. We are all anxious to
have you back with us again. Also
get well wishes to Corporal Glenn
Farnham whose accident last
week came as a Freat shock to
all of us.
Congratulations to Sergeant
Short, barracks chief of barrack
181 on his second trip to Tampa
in six months on Drew Field. Ask
him why he went.
Sergeant Ford is still astound-
ing his audiences every night with"
his feats, of magic. He even at-
tempts to show some of his se-
crets to certain of his audience
but still his hands are quicker
than their eyes. Maybe if Cor-
poral Fleckman and Pfc. McCor-
mack keep trying, they will catch
on to one or two of them some

Florida rains sweep across the
Harrison is off the alert, for
which this correspondent is duly
grateful. "Two bits."
Master Sergeant Paddy Flynn
is going to assume reign of our
company while 1st Sgt. Russo is
on furlough. Sergeant Flynn has
already been approved for ap-
pointment as Warrant Officer.
Private First Class Lloyd is cer-
tainly a fast worker. Of course,
he does pick them rather young.
But even at that, any man who
can get their picture the first date,
is good.
Jim (Irish) Purcell is quite
a lover back in San Francisco,
we understand. S-ergeant
Dwyer says "Yeah, in China-
town, maybe."
Sergeant Kaye's pathetic at-
tempts at pipe smoking have been
given up as a bad job.
Notes on bulletin board: Among
names requesting passes were:
McIlwraith and Rountree, for
passes to the WAC area. Yi hoo. -
Private first class "Pretty Boy"
Blackston has had his picture
taken for the ECHOES as one of
the best-dressed men at Drew.


Postal Official

Lists Regulations

For Free Mail
First class mail in order to en-
joy the franking privilege must
contain the sender's Army serial
number as well as his name, rank,
organization and station.
Superintendent Jesse H. Stuart,
of the Drew Field post office,
pointed out that the free mail
system is a privilege and should
not be abused. Failure to com-
ply with regulations in full will
cause letters to be bounced back
to the sender.
Stuart also warned military
personnel who live off the posA
against listing their town address
on the envelope. Such mail is
not entitled to free postage. No
matter where a member of the
service lives he must list his mili-
tary address.
The return address and the
word, "Free," must be in the
sender's own handwriting. The
address may be typed.
Among items acceptable free of
postage are personal letters, V-
Mail, letters including remittances
to business concerns and associa-
tions special delivery letters
(provided the 10-cent stamp is
affixed), small photographic neg-
atives and unmounted prints
when accompanying letters, sou-
venir and pictorial post cards that
do not contain promotional mat-
ter, greeting cards, election bal-
lots, letters sent by service per-
sonnel while on furlouggh or in a
Not eligible for free mailing
Air mail; registered, insured or
C.O.D. mail; parcels or packages;
newspapers and magazines; cir-
cular letters; letters, bills and cir-
culars pertaining to the private
business or profession carried on
by members of armed forces; en-
velopes endorsed by member of
the armed forces for use by
others, such as members of fam-
ily, etc.; letters of officers' clubs;
wedding invitations or announce-
ments; cards and envelopes bear-
ing advertisements or other in-
scriptions giving the name of the
All enlisted mi- ,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 Tng. Throws Party.

Coughlin's Feet Better
Have you heard about the three chorus girls from Tampa that
put on a strip tease act in one of the barracks? Youthaven't! Well,
neither have I, so I'll just tell you about what goes on in the
4th Training Battalion.
This week the boys are tossing tootsies," griped T/5th Tubbe-
bouquets in the direction of Mr. sing.
Cuesta, Tampa manufacturer who Overheard in the chatter:
sponsored the bingo party in the T/Sgt. Durrette, "Don't you dare

day room Thursday night. Every- touch that crease in my trou-
one agrees it was strictly on the sers!" Corp. Sorenson: "Take a
beam. Liberal prizes were dis- look at that brunet in the white
tribute to the bingo sharps, as dress will ya!" Corp. Kahn: "Sir,
T/5th (Lucky) Okuska can tes- Corp. Kahn wishes to report a
tify. bingo." Pfc. Gluck, "Give me a
Then, on the lighter side, Pfc. As the dusk gathered around
"Red" Hawkins and T/5th Epstein Swamp Thirteen on Tuesday and
made an early start to find a pri- Friday nights the following
vate table with Miss Cuesta and strange cries filled the air: "Ready
her worth-whistling-at friend, on the right-ready on the left
Come about that time, Pfc. Eddie -the flag is up-the flag is wav-
Rustum loosened his vocal cords ing-the flag is down-targets!"
and gave out with a song. No, they are not starting up a
Later on, T/5th Krasnitz of- firing range in this area. It was
fered assistance in the musical just S/Sgt. Norwat telling the
lines. (Definitely not musical "Sitnsweats" how to tune up
were the lines he handed the girls their sights for the real thing
the rest of the evening). Tech- on Sunday. Noticeable were the
nician 5th Grade (NMI) Milton married men, who saw the sun
Polster is no Marine, but he had set over Drew Field for the first
the situation well in hand with a tirm in many a day.
blond who beat the bingo game "Turn out the lights!" "Put the
five times in an hour. lif'-t- on!" They're off. They're
Climax of the party came on. They're off. Such was the
when Pfc. Coughlin, who had ;-. -alion in the barracks as the
obtained a "sore feet" excuse bla.'-.out sirens blared in Tampa.
from the medics only that 7ocrse, however, was the predi-
morning, began tripping the crt-'nt of T/5th Kowalski, T/5th
light fantastic with consider- FI-nn and T/4th Vigliotti who
able vigor. f'"-d it necessary to hoof it into
"And to think I worked for a because of the halted tral-
him all day so he could rest his fic.



Finance Det. Wears Good

Conduct Bars; Cupid Busy

Six O'clock Club Almost Wrecked
By Hebert's Departure; Puffer to Wed
The detachment was not the least bit surprised to learn of the
approaching wedding of Staff Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Puffer of
Rochester, N. Y., and Miss Frances "Tootsie" Bostick of Nashville,
Tenn., which will take place Sunday, Sept. 5, in Chapel No. 1.
With romance so much in the air in the office, that little man with
the bow and arrow is slowly mowing down the so-called resistance
of enlisted men and civilians alike. The entire personnel of the
Finance Detachment extend their best wishes.

Faced with a forced reorgan-
ization due to the departure of
Corp. Albert Hebert, "the 6
o'clock club has decided on a
window dressing campaign in
order to instill new blood and
to unfreeze the frozen assets.
On the advice of President
Ralph Boland, there have been
presented the following men
for membership: Sgts. John

Rupe Snipe of

811th Chemical

Tells of Bivouac

No Teeth, Men
Drink Meals
T/5th 811th Chemical Co. AOM&H
Secret, Secret-Who's got the
Secret? Last Thursday the com-
pany was going to be put through
the supreme test of going on
Bivouac and packing at a mo-
ment's notice-but when the last
moment came-everyone was
packed and ready for the "pic-
nic." Now the question is-how
did they know? And what sabo-
teur was responsible? (answer
next week-maybe!)
Thanks to the Citronella the
supply sergeant furnished-the
night was passed in "Mosquito-
less" solitude. T5tL. Sexton and
Falcone had the right idea when
they set up their tents near the
"refilling-point" very con-
venient boys! The tents were so
well camouflaged that half the
company were almost stranded
and had to rush to the trucks
with their tents rolled-about
Lieutenant Recchia has been
walking around with a grin the
last few days, and after a bit of
probing, we found he was tickled
by the fact that his softball team
trimmed the one led by Lieuten-
ant Lunsford by a score of 4 to 3.
Now we don't say Lieutenant
Recchia is a wonderful pitcher,
but the fact remains that Lieu-
tenant Lunsford couldn't lift
the ball out of the infield, and
the. way his team played they
looked like "Da Bums" from
Brooklyn. At one time in the
game Sgt. Peyton, T/5th Bor-
man and Pvt.,Pugh, R. were
collected on third base, and I
was almost tempted to bring my
cards and have a game of
bridge! Well, so much for the
game-we'll let the dead be
buried (we'd better or get
Some of the boys in the com-
pany who had dental work done
on Friday came away with no
bridgework in their mouths at all.
Among the "toothless-wonders"
were T/5th Borman and. Pfc. ,Gill
who were found at the P. X. that
night drinking their supper! A
good time was had by all on our
100-mile convoy last week-even
the rain (cloudburst) was wel-
come! (what am I smoking!).
Every once in a while we hear a
song on the radio and immedi-
ptely think of some fellow in the
company it reminds us of-this
week we'll give you a few of
"Lay That Pistol Down Babe"
.............. Cpl. Pritchett.
"Scatterbrain" .. Pfc. Woodruff
"He Wears a Pair of Silver
Wings" ..........Pvt. Wolf
"No Letter Today" .........
........... Cpl. Etzwiler
hI Must See Annie Tonight"
....*.. .....T/5th D'Amato
"Rye Whisky-Rye Whisky"
S........ Sgt. Chapman
"I Like Mountain Music" ..
.. ............... T/5th Davis
*The Army's Like Heaven To
Me"........... Pvt. Donofrio

Mykytiuk, in charge of waking
up of members; Harold Schlott
and Dave B. Frye in charge of
marathon details. As usual, Sgt.
Milton Bentley will supervise
the breakfast requirements.
Sad regrets that S/Sgt. Henry
A. Hevia was forced to spend
his twenty-fourth birthday in
the hospital. Latest newcomer
to join Sgts. Devoe and Hevia
is Corp. Rueben Landers who
has been laid up for approxi-
mately two weeks. The. men
were visited by the wives of
Sgt. Ray Popp, Dave B. Frye
and Larry Rhuelow, making
their inactivity somewhat en-
joyable for a while at least.
On furlough at present is our
First Sgt. Landlord, S/Sgt. Frank
C. Hilbert, who is still raving
over his last trip to New York.
Frank insists that he is going for
a rest, but we who know, con-
tend that he is on a secret mis-
sion to finish some unfinished
business. Good luck!
Sgt. Harold Schlott sure means
to have a galaaffair while in De-
troit. At the time this went to
press, he had no less than four
of the weaker sex fighting for
his presence at the. depot! Don't
think that Corp. William Rhodes
is going to have a dull time while
in Shreveport, La. While away
from the toils and cares of the
accounting department, Willie in-
tends to revert to his civilian
The distinction of men of the
finance detachment being able
to wear the Good Conduct Bar
was announced to the men last
week in a formal .tter to those
concerne& by Col. Nyc. They are:
M/Sgts. Weldon R. DeVoe, Alfred
O. Meyer; T/Sgts. Herschel L.
Crawforc, Spencer E. Diamond,
Reuben W. Hawes, Raymond G.
Popp; T/3rd Hugh F. Ault, Leon-
ard C. Kessinger, Lawrence G.
Ruehlow, Gardner F. Smith;
S/Sgts. Joseph W. Bock, Jack T.,
Gladney, Henry A. Hevia, Frank
C. Hilbert, Jean L. King, Eugerie
A. Knowles, Robert, E. Puffer;
T/4th, Charles N. Berinstein, Jo-
seph Falconer, Alan W. Frey,.
Daniel E. Kelty, John O. Myky-
tiuk, Harold E. Schlott, Murray
Slater, John R. Sorenson; T/5th,
Peter F. Reviglio, Edward A.
Returning from furlough: S/Sgt.
Eugene Knowles from Chicago
still insisting that the city is not
surrounded by the Stockyards.
S/Sgt. Jack Gladney, local edi-
tion of the Arkansas Traveler,
who states he was well pleased
with his time spent at home. In
as much as Jack took to the air
on the way home, could he have
someone he was in a hurry to
see? Last, but by all means not
the least, is the one and only
T/4th Charles A. Berinstein, po-
litical boss from Albany, New
York. When it comes to spinning
tales.of the Isle of Manhattan one
can sure depend on Charles to
do the utmost.
The office was faced with the
loss of four men during the
month, namely: Corp. Alfred J.
Hebert, Privates Lester Sheppard,
Harold Rupprecht and Otto Heck-
The state boasting the most
men in our office: Louisiana.
They are: T/Sgt. Herschel Craw-
ford, S/Sgt. Jean King, Joseph
Bock; Corps. Dick Toribio, Wil-
liam Rhodes and John Bluck.
Ensign Landers of the
WAVES, wife of Corp. Rueben
Landers, visited Tampa during
a ten-day leave from duties at
Lakehurst, New Tersey. Both
Ensign Landers and Mrs. Peter
Reviglio, wife of Corp. Peter
Reviglio, spent many enjoyable
days together with their hus-
bands during their short but
never' to be forgotten trip.



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Floating Furniture

Proves Interesting

Niglilmare for GI

Hq. 5th Sig. A.W.
Scribe Has 'Em

"Who has it now?" This ques-
tion has been asked over and over
many times within the past week.
(It refers to a desk). This ques-
tion lingered in my mind, con-
tinually, so much so, that one
night I fell asleep with it still on
my mind. "It's mine, I have my
nameplate on it" speaks Lt. Mu-
semeci.- Then S-2 shatters his
fond hopes, when it sends four
(4) huskies in to move "our
desk." S-2 was kind for they
exchanged one desk for a G-I
Now this table was unsatis-
factory and it was immediately
exchanged with one that was
previously given to publications.
But S-2 did not have "it" long
for S-3 comes in and proves that
"it" has their brand on the bot-
tom, but then S-1 presents an
M/R and proves that the desk
rightfully belongs to them, until
S-4 speaks. "We never gave it
to you, because our files show,
blahi! Blah!"
Major Haight, and his in-
spector coterie, with an "A
hah!" (at long last) prove that
just such a desk is needed in
their section. By this time the
four (4) strong-armed men
showed signs of fatigue for they
still held the desk on their
backs. Immediately, Capt. Von
Tillborg's section produces a
"thru channel" letter which di-
rects that their section be pro-
vided a desk for said section is
in dire need of such' a desk.
Here the situation seems solved
until Pvt. Kessler with a look
of avarice exclaims "Hm, just
what I need for my papers."
The din and clatter subdue for
a moment when a shrill whistle
pierces the inky blackness and I
awoke from the dream. I pre-
pared for work, and soon after
started to the headquarters build-
ing, and as I walked through the
doorway, someone greeted me
with "Who has it now?"
Hello to Lt. Col. Smith, as-
signed to this headquarters as
Exec. Officer. Goodbye to Sgt,
Riegger, transferred to another
field. Reasons of security pre-
vent my mentioning his destina-
tions. Lots of luck to a grand
A speedy recovery to Capt.
Von Tillborg, admitted to Station
Hospital for a minor back mal-
ady. A speedy recovery to Cpl.
Miller operated on for appen-
Definition of a yardbird-one
who always seems to drown his
troubles in water, only he nev-
er can get his sergeant to go in
swimming with him!
Recently returned from fur-
lough: Sgt. Reeves and Cpl. Hall
-great to be back chirped Sgt.
Ahe! Belated tidings to
Lt. and Mrs. Hollenstein on the
birth of their daughter Jeanne
Marie. Note to Lt. Dee-T/Sgt.
Buades really "hits em on the
nose." He belted one far over
the center fielder's head in a re-
cent softball game viewed by this
correspondent. The opposing
pitcher, Pvt. Ramsey "took hold"
after that mighty wallop and
pitched a very fine game.
Well schooled is the personnel
in Lt. Rick's section (S-2) Some-
one asked Sgt. Balin for a "peep"
at a confidential booklet the for-
mer had, and the curt reply was
"nine persons are l'ited here to
see this booklet, and no one else

12 Soldiers of

Get Good Coj

The biggest event ,to take pl
talion arrived here at Camp VW
the Good Conduct Medal to 12
afternoon by Major George M. E
Camp Weatherford.
The presentation of the Good
Conduct Medal awards which
honored men of the various or-
ganizations on the field was the
first staged since Camp Weather-
ford was established as an Army
The good conduct ribbon has a
brilliant red background, with
three white stripes at each end.
It signifies good conduct by en-
listed men of the United States
Army who had or shall have com-
pleted three years of active serv-
ice on or after Aug. 27, 1941, and
who have served with "exemplary
behavior, efficiency and fideltiy."
The ribbon will also go to those
who have completed one full year
of continuous service since Dec.
7, 1941, under the same princi-
ples of behavior.
The group of 12 soldiers who
were honored thus lived up to the
theory that in the Army the man
is what makes the company or
The following men received
good conduct medals: M/Sgt.
William Whigham, M/Sgt. Ray-
miond S. Haggety, S/Sgt. Herbert
D. Gillooly, S/Sgt. Charles F.
Hiley, S/Sgt. John Thompson,
Sgt. Walter A. Britts, Sgt. Arn-
old E. Mohr, Sgt. Orville E. Lane,
Sgt. Glenn F. Doyle, Sgt. Freder-
ick A. Geisman, T/4 Joseph H.
Lopes, and T/5 John James.
Major Tom A. Watson, the ex-
ecutive officer and Capt. Frank
L. Denton, adjutant, assisted
Major Higginson in making the
The various organizations at
Camp Weatherford wish to ex-
press their sincere thanks to
the people of Bradenton for the
splendid hospitality shown
them since their arrival. Never
before have the soldiers been
given such loyal understand-
ing, friendship and home-
like feeling. The soldiers of
Camp Weatherford appreciate
this friendliness and pledge,
ourselves to courtesy and good
For the soldiers at Camp
Weatherford there is no compro-
mise or turning back in this "war
for survival." The task must be
done and the burden borne. How-
ever long it takes, at whatever
sacrifice, we must 'defeat our
enemies if America is to remain
We will march together with
the. United Nations "one for all
and all for one" to final victory.
War machines change, imple-
ments of destruction improve, but
the soldiers who will use them,
who endure them, change but
ented men of Camp Weatherford
can be heard over station WSPB
from 8:05 to 8:30 each Tuesday
evening when a program entitled
"Camp Weatherford Sines" is
presented. The program features
the "Camp Weatherford Music
Makers" .. The Odd Fellows'
hall at the corner of Ninth ave-
nue, some "11 yards" from the
southwest corner of Camp Weath-
erford, has been opened as a day-
room for the various organiza-
tions at this post Believe it
or not, but a private made a cer-
tain sergeant.fill a lister bag with
water the other day. How did it
happen? The private won it by
shooting a lucky dice so the ser-
geant walked away and accom-
plished the mission.
At Camp Weatherford, we have
some of the best trained tech-
nicians in Aircraft Warning.
Without a doubt these soldiers
and officers are the best special-
ized men in their respective field
ever to come to this army camp.
Many of them have been trained
in England and Canada. Others
returned recently from overseas
duty and are now training and
preparing soldiers to do. their
mission with success and confi-
dence before they leave for over-
seas duty.

Just think! Winter will be here
soon, we'll be back in O. D.'s,
and we'll be able to keep our pay
instead of dishing it out to the
laundry for Sun Tans!

F % 216 A 19- -

6th SAW

nduct Medals
ace since the Sixth Training Bat-
reatherford was the awarding of
2 outstanding men last Saturday
Higginson, commanding officer of

Pfc. Prof. Gives


Interesting Talks

To 569 Signal

Pfc. Kostis Argoe
Former Instructor
Exchanging his steamr-heated
lecture hall at Wright Junior Col-
lege, Chicago, for an open air
assembly at Drew Field, aband-
oning for the duration the schol-
ar's garb for the soldier's fa-
tigues, Kostis T. Argoe, Ph.D! and
PFC, find a new stimulus to his
career as a teacher. Argoe's mem-
bership in the 569th solves one
problem on the Headquarters and
Plotting Company's training
schedule. As an instructor of
European and American history
who could be better qualified to
deliver the weekly current event
lecture. The "professor's" pre-
sentation of world events is no
mere resume of the contempor-
ary scene. It is a vividly analytic
and interpretative exposition of
world affairs and problems con-
fronting us today. Argoe's ap-
proach to the news is judicious
and manifold. He sees and
weighs the events of the day from
historical; economic, political and
social points of view.
The eagerness with which these
weekly lectures are awaited and
the enthusiastic response of the
men and officers testify to the
merit of Argoe's newscastingg."
The popularity of these talks has
led him to revise his schedule to
cover a. wide range of current
historical topics. Beginning last
week with a general "Background
on the War," he has since then
lectured on "Modern Science, the
War and the United States," and
plans for succeeding weeks to
cover topics dealing with Med-
iterranean and Balkan gateways
to Hitler's "fortress," Latin
American and USA Defenses, and
"The Post-War World'."
In his most recent lecture Ar-
goe stated "modern science has on
one hand bestowed upon the
world many blessings, and on the
other hand has released numerous
destructive forces. Modern sci-
ence has annihilated distances
and shrunk the world to insig-
nificant size. Modern science has
eliminated local wars and has
created global and total war; it
has brought about the inter-de-
pendence of small and large na-
tions. Faced with these facts, the
United States is constrained t
choose and follow a practice
course in world politics."
The former history instructor
matches this enthusiasm of his
audience in his preparation for
future talks. After completing
his company duties for the day,
Argoe can usually be found pour-
ing over current publications at
the base library where he has
found an admirable collection of
books in his field; and reviewing
the speeches of President Roose-
velt, Winston Churchill and other
world leaders. Study never ceases
for this soldier-scholar.
Kostis T. Argoe, a native of
Greece, came to this country as
a boy. He acquired his high
school education in Indianapolis
and went on with college. -He
took his undergraduate work at
the University of Chicago and re-
ceived his Ph. D. at the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin. He then
launched upon his life's work as
a teacher at Wright Junior col-
lege in Chicago where he taught
European, United States and Lat-
in American history. It was from
this latter college that Argoe left
the academic world to start his
army life.



It's Fun to Be Well Dressed, Winners Say

A becoming sartorial gleam has
been added to Drew Dogfaces,
with this week's winners declar-
ing, "it does one good to be on
the ball."
The Echoes WAC huntress, in
selecting up-to-the-minute men
of the week noted a general im-
provement in attire of men about
the camp.
In her official communique is-
sued yesterday she declared that
soldiers' shoes sparkled like a new
spoon and creases cut the trouses
like .a knife carving a sirloin.
Fatigues also keyed the mark this
"Of course, the average GI
trooping about Drew Field isn't
as immaculate as an Esquire etch-
ing," she said.
"Some of the fellows would

hardly attract Dorothy Lamour's
attention if they were placed
side by side with the five well-
groomed men below," she added.
She had one general criticism.
"Those hats need attention.
Many an otherwise dapper GI
spoils his whole appearance with
a grimy cap. Next time you
douse that uniform, give your
topknot a scrub down, too. Little-
points add up to make the sol-
dierly man."
It wasn't easy to pick five men
from the many slicked-up sol-
diers roaming Drew Field, she
said. The following, however,
came through "Mata Hari's" rigid
inspection with flying colors:
Sgt. Walter Smalling, 503d SAW

Pvt. Ray' Lowry, 501st SAW
Technician 4th Grade, Edward
Gamy, 657th SAW Company.
Sgt. Joseph Doyle, 314th Base
Headquarters and Air Base
Technical Sgt. Donald J. Harty,
624th Bomb Squadron.
The 314th is still in the fore,
with two winners the first week,
and another lad in print this
week. The 624th Bomb Sq., how-
ever, is not far behind, with one
winner each week of the con-
test. It is interesting to note,
too, that three of this week's
"best dressed" are from New
Jersey. How about it, you GI's
from' other organizations and
other states?


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Smalling, a Base Gamy, who used to be an insur-
man, has seen 31 ance clerk at Irvington, N. J., has
active service He been in the service one year and
active service. H months. During that time
Newark, N. J., where he has found himself at Florence
)loyed by the West- Air Base, S. C., Ft. McClellan,
Manufacturing Comn-Ala., Camp Murphy, Fla., and
was, he said, "right electrical school at Chicago, Ill.
n our WAC picked Pvt. Lowry, former cowboy, of
nner. Tyler, Texas, is a newcomer at
Doyle, who is also a Drew. The rest of his nine
In, came to Drew months of service were spent at
ay of Miami Beach. Camp Gordon Johnson, Talla-
Sa "dogface" for just hassee, Fla., Miami Beach, Fla,
before which time he and Chicago, Ill.
ical compounder. His Harty, a bridegroom of one
ives here in Florida month, has spent 18 months of
links him most hand- soldiering at Jefferson Barracks,
khakis. Mo., Hunter Field, Ga., and Drew
new T/4 rating may Field, where he helped to organ-
unted for Edwaid ize the 405th Bomb Group. He is
arkling appearance. from Ottawa, Ill.

Frogs and Rain

Conversation for

First SAW Group

The First Signal A. W. Train-
ing Battalion headquarters has
adapted itself quickly to its new
home on the corner of M and
First streets, in spite of the re-
cent inundations.
The area around the headquar-
ters and barracks of the head-
quarters company during the last
two days closely resembles Ven-
ice, Italy, except that there seems
to be more water around our
The personnel of headquarters
company doesn't mind the exces-
sive dampness so much as the
shrilling and croaking bass and
treble chorus of crickets and
frogs which, after a rain, im-
mediately go to work to tell the
world how fine the weather is at
Drew field. They make sleep a
difficult attainment.
SSpur adjutant, First Lt. S. H.
jsxiff, is still on temporary duty
in Mississippi. We hope he won't
have to use a canoe to find head-
quarters upon his return. Sec-
ond Lieutenant Kennedy, who
has done a fine job in Lieutenant
Shiff's absence, is ready to throw
him a rope.
The men of headquarters com-
pany and company A, B, C, D
and E find drilling in the mud
of the ball diamond an interest-
ing experience, above all when
executing flank movements. Any-
one wanting to get rich quick
should invent "Caterpillar shoes"
for muddy ground.
A small snapping turtle was
fished out of the ditch near head-
quarters company barracks and
brought inside. What the turtle
(terrapin to southerners) lacked
in .size, he made up for in fight,
snapping at and biting everything
which came within his somewhat
limited firing range.
His list of targets included a
G. I. blanket, mattress, magazine
cover and the finger of his dis-
coverer, Pvt. John Simonsma.
When placed on the floor the
turtle showed particular fondness
for the shadows of barracks, shoes
and footlockers.



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Classified Ads.

FOR SALE-Officer's summer blouse,
size 40, never used, cheap. Howard F.
Moran. Asst' Field Director, Amer-
ican Red Cross, Plant Park.
FOR SALE-Have you a.small head?
I would like to part with a winter
overseas cap, size 7. T/5 Alfred
Panetz. Phone 258. 1
FOR SALE-Hubbard electric meat
slicer and mixer. For complete de-
tails, contact Sgt. Quinn, Hqs. 84th
Bomb Gp. Phone 433.

FOR SALE-Emerson oscillating elec-
tric-fan, $20. Phone 4141.
FOR SALE--One-way railroad ticket
from New York city to Tampa, Fla.
Can be used by a Serviceman only,
$15. Call Sgt. Harry Rauchman at
Ext. 477.

1018th QM Gets

Social Center

Regular readers of this column
will notice that a new corre-
spondent has taken over. We sin-
cerely hope that our ascension to
the exalted post of platoon news
hound does not give cause for a
libel suit.
Our new combination chapel
and cinema is rapidly nearing
completion. We are sure that
when it is completed it will be
one of the finest on the Post.
"Man Mountain" was seen late-
ly endeavoring to learn bridge.
Being a good whist player, he
caught on quickly. But the system
of bidding still causes wrinkles
to appear in his forehead. Don't
lose any weight, fellow, we will
need you. The football season is
now in session.
501st Promotions .In the
First Reporting Company, Cpls.
James Matthews and Frank Jor-
dan were promoted to Sergeants.
. Pfc. Pete Sorce to T/5 .
Pvt. Richard Forbes to T/5.

FOR SALE-Schaeffer Life-time Ever-
sharp Pencil, value $4.50. Will sell for
\a reasonable amount. Call Harry
Evans. Phone 287.
WANT TO BUY-Portable phonograph
or table model radio-phonograph com-
bination, good shape, reasonably
priced. Lt. Ray E. Cumrine. TP 346
or Town H-25. 144. 743d Signal
AW Company.

WANT TO BUY-Typewriter, perfer-
ably portable, will pay cash. Sgt. Car-
penter. Ph. Drew Field Extension 287.
small radio, 6/6 or 1/6 camera. No
phone calls, write. E. O. Freeman,
828 Guard Squadron.
WANT TO BUY-Camera, any size
film. What have you? Sgt. Ed. W.
Hoy, Hq. Plotting Co., 564 SAW Bn.

WILL SWAP electric razor in excellent
condition. See T/5 Alfred Panetz,
Base Special Service Office. Ph. 258.
PERSON interested in pooling car to
Drew Field from St. Petersburg.
Works 8 to 5 on field. Contact
Jacquelyn Short. Phone 229.

FOUND-College ring in trousers left
at tailor shop 3, Bldg. 11 A-124. Owner
may receive by calling for it at tailor
FOUND-Silver religious medallion and
chain on Second street. Owner may
have same by identifying it. Call at
Bldg. 11-C-40. 588th Signal AW Tng.
Bn.. 1st Lt. C. E. Humphrey.

WANTED-Radio announcers, actors,
script writers and broadcasting con-
trol engineers. Contact the radio de-
partment, Base Special Service office.
Am working on model for attractive
Bomb Group insignia. If your organi-
zation does not have own design, con-
tact me. Afc. Dorothy Nordeen. Ph.

WANTED-A home! On or before Sept.
12. My wife and I would like an
apartment or small house. Who can
help me? Phone Drew 669 or Tampa
H-34-324. .Sgt. Robert L. Thompson,
314 A. B. Sqdn.
FUTURE? What i, in store for you
in days to come? For full informa-
tion, contact Swami Westlake, special
service office, 4th Training Battalion.
Palms, cards, minds all read at min-
imum ceiling price.


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GERMAN SOLDIERS and Danish Free Corps members are shown as they charged toward a crowd of Danes in
the recent demonstrations at Copenhagen. Strikes and sabotage that marked the Danes' resentment against
[German occupation were ruthlessly suppressed by Hitler's men. This photo, received in New York by
Radio from Stockholm, is the first to picture the troubles in Denmark. (International Radiophoto)

We Forgot About Baumwoll;

All Paper's Got Gremlins

Motor Pool Men Won't Talk; 746 SAW
Has 'Mysterious GI' to. Haunt WACs!
Last week's headline turned out to be a boomerang! We insist
that in spite of the changed wording by the Echoes that with a
lone coke machine and Private Baumwoll we are off to a "head
starf "

The revision of the headline
made. by the Echoes caused your
,.correspondent no end of embar-
rassment. We would therefore
ask that the Echoes give 746 a
front page apology. Should the
Echoes find it necessary to use
the last page for this purpose it
'should be written so that any one
reading your detailed apologies
will not be disturbed by the "Girl
of the Week" snapshot.
We would add that the Echoes
make every effort towards hav-
ing your correspondent removed
from a possible threat of a po-
tato peeling detail.
The least that the Echoes can
do is to separate Pvt. Baumwoll
from the mis-statement as we
assure you he was only an
innocent bystander. The gremlins
certainly did a swell job!
To straighten out another mis-
print in last week's article we
might mention that T/5 Coppel
has been a first sergeant for quite
some time. According to 563rd
battalion their loss is our gain.
Talking about Motor Pool men,
we have yet to obtain some inter-
esting chatter from them for pub-
lication. We knxw they have no
trucks but we understand they
do get around.
One of our Motor Pool men re-
ported seeing something new in
convoy formations the other day
when a 569th convoy passed him
on the road. It seems that the
trucks were separated at five-
minute intervals. We have looked
high and low in our bulletins, let-
ters, Army regulations and Third
Air Force memoranda, but we
have yet to find more information
on this novel spacing arrange-
But what has this got to do with
T/5s Carrington and Torrey? We
find them spending' much time
together these days most of
it in the evening on the morn-
ing report. The mornings, of
course, are spent on the evening
reports and so it goes, round
and round.
Mentioning girls we note that
the "Mystery WAC" has picked
the first G.I. winners. We at 746
have undertaken our own inspec-
tion and we wish to officially
notify all WACs accordingly.
No doubt by this time you
WACs are accustomed to seeing
neatly khakied G.I.s marching
through Drew Field.
You've admired their courage
ond their military bearing.
They have passed your inspec-

tion. Now YOU have to pass
THEIR inspection. And it's not
going to be only a Saturday in-
For seven days a week, from
sun up to sun down, your G.I.
brothers are focusing their at-
tention on YOUR appearance
and military bearing.
Starting tomorrow, a certain
746 G.I., himself a good looking
soldier and, we presume, not hard
to look at in an evening gown
either will roam the base, on
the lookout for the neatest, most
Each week our keen-eyed 746
G.I. will select one WAG for the
soldierly award. Each WAC will
be invited to a G.I. movie and her
biography will be published in the
Echoes in the 746 column. The
hunt will continue indefinitely.
Don't entertain the idea that
the WAC who wears khaki all the
time is going to get the break in
our G.I. estimation.
What our 746 G.I. is after are
the WACs whose appearances are
the neatest possible for the jobs
they are doing, regardless if she
works behind a shiny desk at
Hq. or has her arms in an air-
plane engine all day.
The WAC who cares can be
just as neat and military appear-
ing as the WAC in khaki!
So, more than ever, stop in
front of the barracks mirror be-
fore you leave for the day's work
and check to see if your appear-
ance has a chance to be one of
the best of the week.
Spruce up and put yourself and
your outfit over the top. It's
From time to time we will pub-
lish consolidated lists showing the
number of weekly bests by organ-
izations. Your outfit will look
good at the top!
Another contest of a similar
nature to be sponsored by 746 will
be announced in next week's
issue. More later in the mean-
time, look for the coming 746th
column for some interesting de-

Pvt. Henry Kozlowski, who
clipped a half-second from the
50-yard free style swimming rec-
ord of 23.4 set by Duke Kahana-.
moku in 1923, is now at Recruit
Reception center, Camp Custer,
Mich., awaiting assignment to
ski troops.-(Source: Fort Custer

By S/Sgt. John F. Suszynski
Warrant Officer Lester G. Bak-
er returned from his leave of
absence just in time to save
T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton (boss pro tem)
from nervous prostration. Ellie is
now recuperating (or possibly go-
ing to pieces) somewhere in
Broadalbin, N. Y.
Private Tex Logsdon is sad
these days because he has to
tote the brass drum around; Pfc.
Bob Ludwig isn't too happy about
having to forego his social sched-
ule to -keep the home fires burn-
ing in the band supply room.
Cheer up fellows, Sgt. Woody
Harwick will soon be back from
his furlough to resume these du-
ties. Think of poor Pfc. "Woolkie"
Woodke, spending most of his
furlough time riding trains and
busses between here and Schal-
ler, Iowa. What fun!
WHY? WHY? Cpl. Don Stock-
well, returned to duty a full day
ahead of time; Cpl. Joe Owings
brought back his old sinus afflic-
tiorn from New York City; Pvt.
Bob Budnik came back from De-
troit, disillusioned about love.
Cororal Mike Galdino was the
most practical one of the lot; he
brought back a new tenor sax to
remind him of Harrisburg.
The only thing that's keeping
Drummer Dee Clements from
rejoining the 69'ers is the job
of convincing the Medics that
he doesn't want a convalescent
furlough after his discharge
from the station hospital. Okay,
Dee, the welcome mat is out.
Get Sgt. Gordon Booth and
Pvt. Budnik to tell you about
the $10 dinner they enjoyed at
a Sarasota Cafe last Tuesday-
just for helping a couple 4
fair damsels in distress change
a flat tire. Who paid?
Sergeant Willie Krewson has
rediscovered the art of letter-
writing since his Margie went
back to Chicago. Corporal Joey
Wright is doing all right as a
scripter, too. Barbara is his gal's
name. Nice gals, both of them.
They sent a large box of candy to
the band so that we would be
nice to lonely Willie and Joey.
Kostelanetz had better look
out. A string section has been
added to Sgt. Booth's Dance Or-
chestra, and with Pfc. Del Purga,
Pvt. Erny Giuliano, and Pvt.
Frank Zecchino augmenting the
band, it's beginning to sound like
Eddy Munk's SMOKY CITY
FIVE' is gaining popularity since
its radio and Service Club ap-
pearances. Last Saturday the
combo was featured at the Third
Air Force Headquarters.
Sam Schiavone has traded his
"Cpl" for "Doc." Come and see his
diploma on our bulletin board.

Chevrons, Bal

For News at 56

Brightest amongst the new in-
signia being worn by the officers
of the Second Reporting company,
569th battalion, is the gold leaf
for Major Bartel, the twin silver

III Ftr. Command

Hq. Loses Four

To Army Schools

Medicine and P.T.
Are Their Choice
It's school days for several non-
coms of Hq. & Hq. Sq., Third
Fighter Command. This past
week saw Sgt. John T. Kalinich
and Pvt. Earl Whobrey leave for
Physical Training School, at Mi-
ami Beach, Sgt. Joseph M. Corry,
for Air Corps Classification
School, of the University of South
Dakota, and Cpl. Sylvester
Bookwalter to the School of Avia-
tion Medicine, at Randolph Field,
On Aug. 31, Sgt. John T. Kali-
nich left for Miami Beach's Phy-
sical Training School, Kalinich,
whose home is in Los Angeles, is
a graduate of the University of
California, with a B. A. degree in
engineering. He is a member of
the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Kalinich participated in var-
sity track and football at Glen-
dale Junior College and won his
freshman numerals. He was also
a YMCA leader.
After being inducted in Octo-
ber, 1941, Kalinich received his
basic training in infantry at Camp
Roberts, Cal., and was assigned
to the III Fighter Command at
Drew, in February, 1942.
Traveling companion to Ka-
linich was Pvt. Earl Whobrey
who is also attending Physical
Training School. Whobrey is
a native of Peoria, Ill., where
he formerly worked for an air--
conditioning equipment manu-
facturing concern.
Inducted in March, 1941, at
Fort Sheriden, Ill., Whobrey
was successively stationed at
Camp Lee, Va., Camp Blanding,
Fla., and MacDill Field, com-
ing to Drew in March, 1942. He
participated in the 1941 Louis-
iana and South- Carolina ma-
Active in all sports, Whobrey
was a member of the Peoria
YMCA. He has done considera-
ble amateur and professional box-
ing: At 15, he was the Daven-
port (Ia.) Golden Glove 112-
pound boxing champion. This was
followed by winning several
other Golden Gloves champion-
ships. By the time he was 18,
Whobrey had fought in 11 pro-
fessional fights in and around Des
Moines, Ia., under the ring name
of "Little Paycheck."
This year he participated in
Third Air Force and professional
fights in Tamia. Of his one main
bout and three semi-feature bouts,
all eight rounders, Whobrey won
three of his four starts.

Chaplain Gains

Captain's Rank

Major Fred G. Hook, command-
ing the 405th Fighter Bomber
Group, announces the recent pro-
motion of Chaplain Frank J.
Landolt to the rank of captain.
Chaplain Landolt has been with
the 405 Fighter Bomber Group
since its activation. Prior to that
time, he served with the 84th
Bomb Group.
He received his training at
Wesleyan university and Hartford
Theological seminary. Although
a Congregationalist, the literature
displayed in his tent indicates he
is an Army chaplain in the true
sense of the word. He concerns
himself with the welfare of all
the men in the group and no task
in his line is too great for him
to accept.
Chaplain, Mrs. Landolt and
their son and daughter reside at
Indian Rocks, Fla.

bies Vie

59th SAW

bars for captain Bates and te
silver bars for Lieutenant Bun-
nell. Other promotions for the
enlisted men include the follow-
ing: Master Sgt. Nespica; Tech.
Sgt. Willis; S/Sgt. Kozikowski;
S/Sgt. Russell; T/3 Summers; Sgt.
Finnerty; Sgt. McCormick; Sgt.
Crahen; Sgt. Newbry; T/4 Kae-
ser; T/4 Pauline and the follow-
ing T/5's: Adams, Allen, Decor-
sey, Devittori, Blatt, Calvert,
Colneau, Depasquale, Hopkins,
Hor sm a n, Kawa, Lisciandro,
Went, Wiemelt, Winfrey, Wise,
Bevilasqua, Burns, Carlson, Dep-
czynski, Mazaurkiewcz, Minner,
Murray, Pfeiffer.

This is the story of the march
up the Army ladder of one pla-
toon leader in this company
Tech. Sgt. Willy Willis was a
T/5, out of Camp Murphy, when
we were at Henderson Field and
at Myakka. He started making
his mark shortly after he joined
the Second Reporting company
at Henderson in April.
The lad from Illinois went
home on furlough from Myakka,
his first in more than a year, and
shortly after he rejoined the out-
fit' at Drew he became a buck
sergeant. When the company was
on operational training, Willis
was platoon chief of the fourth
platoon and there added his first
rocker. As operational training
went on, his platoon continued to
do well and last week he added
his second rocker. -Not alone has
Willis shared in good fortune. By
keeping his platoon on the ball,
his group has been rewarded.
They have been selected for some
special work and right now the
platoon is enjoying furloughs and
three-day passes. Willis and his
platoon have set a record that
will be hard to tie.
In case you've wondered about
the tired but satisfied look of T/5
Dauer -we'll let you in on it,
though it may cost Dauer. He had
a three-day pass a short time ago
and picked himself up a bride
over West Palm way. Something
he met a'd enjoyed while suf-
fering from electra-paralysis at
Camp Murphy.
First Sergeant Vidivich says
that Sergeant Lobell is again
counting towels By that he
means the kind and gentle lad
from the fifth platoon has charge
of the laundry again. And it's
always been a secret ambition of
Lobell's to be on the stage. Guess
he'll have to stick with sorting
shorts for a while.
Sergeant Russell of the third
platoon is seriously thinking of
having his wife move down to
Tampa and take up residence
there. However, he's a bit afraid
that it might be hard on the
baby. Private Cohen's wife must
think he's cold or is moving to a
cooler climate, because he re-
ceived a knitted sweater from
her this week. Seen in the wire
splicing class the other day was
Private Bitting wetting the end
of a piece of seizing wire he was
to thread into a square knot. Said
he, "I thought it was a 'piece ol
thread." And he's not a 9.51
man either.
Sergeant Mundy of the firs
platoon is a much happier la(
now that his better half is in
Florida and living at St. Pet-
ersburg. A new father in the
outfit is Master Sergeant
Baker. The income tax exemp-
tion was added to the family
about three weeks ago. A happy
lad for a few days was T/4
Kaeser. His gal from Illinois
paid a visit to the south and
him. She's returned north now
but Kay said it sure was swell
while it lasted.
Guess we'll have to get a
louder whistle or else someone
with more wind to rouse the
sixth platoon. They live quite a
ways down the line and some-
times they are a bit tardy for
the. formations.
Lieutenant Bunnell of the third
platoon is wondering if Lieuten-
ant Wreen meant to dedicate his
song, sung at the party the other
night, to Lt. Danny Bost. Lieu-
tenant Wrecn surprised a lot of
the guests at the party with his
splendid rendition "of "Danny
Boy." And so for another week
we'll set back and see what hap-
pens around 10th -and M.


Camouflage Class Graduates 61

GRADUATES OF DREW FIELD'S CAMOUFLAGE school are pictured above just after receiving diplomas from Major
Thomas F. Fitzgerald of the Signal Corps, who is shown on the extreme left. On the right is 1st Lt. Harold Colvin, instruc-
tor and founder of the school. The group above, 43 strong, was the second to graduate .from Lt. Colvin's School. The
graduation activities were gala in that Major Fitzgerald shook each man's hand as he awarded the diploma, and had some
sort of passing, humorous remark for each graduate.

Furnishing everything from
pills to a gigantic X-ray machine,
Drew Field's Base Medical Sup-
ply section dwarfs anything
Sears Roebuck's has to offer
when it comes to merchandising
The department has complete
supplies for all tactical organiza-
tions within the Third Air Force

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It's long-reaching arm serves
units in distant parts of the
country. The Medical Supply
Officer, Maj. James M. Lynch,
working closely with the Third
Air Force Surgeon, assists acti-
vated groups with their field
problems. They are equipped
medically with the necessary kits,
chests and field apparatus.
Here at the hospital, Medical
Supply's pattern is at best intri-
cate. Stock ordering is done
against an authorized level.
Through the extract system ship-
ments may come from Savannah
or any of 10 or 15 depots. The
stock record account demon-
,rted in a flash just what stock
Suse and where, and the
* able goods in warehouses.
Medical supply .maintains 'its
own repair section, complete with
carpenters, sign painters, drafts-
men, etc. It handles the hos-
pital laundry with its mountains
of ward linens and surgical
Sometimes it is necessary to
purchase order from civilian
firms. These orders often include

artificial limbs, eyes, false teeth,
arch supports and varied appli-
ances. Soon however, Medical
Supply will make these, adding
to their already endless stream of
Constantly combating short-
ages supply has succeeded, vir-
tually determining the efficiency
of the hospital.
But about the man who di-
rects this finely-geared machine:
Major James M. Lynch first
tasted things administratively
during World War I, when he
served three years as an enlisted
man in the Surgeon General's of-
fice in Washington.
In 1920, he was with the Pub-
lic Health Service, doing field
hospital work. Holding a com-
mission since 1924, Major Lynch
has continued his administrative
diet as business manager for
veterans' hospitals. Prior to his
assignment to Drew Field, Major
Lynch was witql the Third Air
Force at Orlando.
His daughter, Miss Hope Lynch,
who came down from Washing-
ton and the FBI, in June, is now
working in the Drew Field sub-
Major Lynch "would go any-
where to see a good football
game but wouldn't-walk across
the street to see the World
Series," she said. At the present
time his 15-year-old son is try-
ing to make a sailor out of him
in Tampa bay.
Assisting Major Lynch are First
Lt. Charles E. Brooks and M/Sgt.
Robert L. Russell.

Marriage Proposal
Snafued by Red Cross
(CNS)-A dogface walked into a
Red Cross recreation hall here
and asked to send a proposal of
marriage by record to his best
girl back home. "Okay," said the
Red Cross gal, adjusting the
needle, "now begin."
The yardbird made his pro-
posal, shipped the record to his
lady love and in a few days got
a curt refusal. She wanted no
part of a man who had to be told
by a woman when to begin pro-
posing, she. wrote.

Rationing Calendar

All military personnel who have ration books 1 and 2
may pick up application blank for ration book No. 3 from
their organization. Applications must be mailed to address
on card before midnight, September 11, 1943.
Drew Field Rationing Board hours are from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The
Board is closed Monday and Thursday of each week. It is
open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Rationed at 16 points a week in Red Stamps X and Y,
now valid after September 5th. Brown stamp A in ration
book 3 becomes valid September 12th for meats, fats, oils,
butter and cheese. It expires October 2nd.
Rationed on Blue Coupons R, S and T valid through
September 20th. Coupons U, V and W become valid
Wednesday, September 1st, and expire October 20th.
Coupon No. 14 good for five pounds through October.
Coupons 15 and 16 good for 5 pounds for canning.
Stamp No. 18 in War Ration Book No. 1 good through
October 31. Military Personnel without Ration Books will
submit application based on Base Memo. 70-16 Dated May
25 through Message Center.
Good now, No. 6 stamp, in A book.
All personnel who possess Gasoline Books A, B or C
MUST have their tires inspected in the following order.
"A" Book Holders have tries inspected within every
six months. -
"B" Book Holders have, tires inspected within every
four months.
"C" Book Holders have tires inspected within every
three months.
The above instructions must be compiled with, tire
inspection record and registration card must accompany all
applications for gasoline. Tire applications must be indorsed
by this board before being submitted to the OPA.

II r.l S-S. C C L AIWe s Mrs. Williams formerly lived in
III FT.r T. YY WedsDumont, New Jersey. Sgt. Wil-
liams is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
New Jersey Girl K. A. Williams of Baton Rouge.
He is a photographer for the III
Miss Dorothy B. Wheeler be- Fighter Command and has done
came the bride of S/Sgt. Radford much traveling, taking pictures of
C. Williams, a member of Hq. & many distinguished Army officers
Hq. Sq., III Fighter Command, at and military installations on his
the home of the groom's parents various assignments.
in Baton Rouge, La., on Friday, Presently, the couple is making
August 13. A reception followed. their home in Clearwater Beach.

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Drew Field

Men Study

New Course

"Look over there-you can't see
nothing. "
Graduates of Drew Field's
spankin' new Camouflage School
confidently expect photographers
in enemy planes will be saying
just that when flying over Allied
territory one of these days.
Yes, Drew Field now has .a
Camouflage School, and 1st Lt.
Harold Colvin,in structor from
the 573 Signal A. W. Battalion
confidently hopes that some day
it will be the best in the country.
Starting from scratch three
weeks ago, 61 graduates have
already received diplomas from
the school. Eighteen enlisted
men, representing three organi-
zations were in the first class.
The second group, graduated last
Saturday, consisted of 43 men
from 10 Air Warning outfits.
So completely have these men
convinced their company com-
manders that they are well
trained in the art of camouflage,
that this week a class of 67 men
from 23 Signal companies is go-
Sing through training.
Under the sponsorship of
Capt. Arthur L. Campfield, Ex-
Setive Officer of S-3,. 573rd,
Drew's new Camouflage School
started from an idea-and is
Snow a going concern.
It was found at the start that
the main problem was getting
material for instruction. But
Lt. Colvin found the answer to
that problem when he contacted
Lt. Mac Roy, S-4 officer of the
573rd, and Lt. Lester V. Green
These two men provided ma-
terial and the show was on.
To say the enlisted men are en-
thusiastic about camouflage is an
understatement, according to Lt.
Colvin. Seven non-corns have al-
ready qualified as instructors.
The two-week course consists
of weaving, painting, texturing
and theory. Emphasis is placed on
four subjects: concealment of
personnel, equipment, supplies,
and "own intentions."
During their schooling, students
take four hours of theory, two
hours of examinations, two hours
of fatigue, sixteen hours of tac-
tical work, four hours of dem-
onstration, four hours of calis-
thenics, and three hours of night
At last week's graduation Ma-
jor Thomas F. Fitzgerald of the
Signal Corps personally presented
diplomas to the following men:
Sgt. Eugene Rochrer, llth Det.
T/5 John R. Denst, llth Det.;
T/Sgt. G. M. Crawford, llth Det.
T/4 R. E. Jones, llth Det.; T/4
Leonard Hoskins, llth Det.; T/5
William T. Cross, 573rd; T/5
Leonard Ciszewski, Cpl. Henry H.
Steckenrider, T/5 Frank L. Mes-
sina, all of the 569th; Cpl. Emil-H.
Under, 573rd; T/5 Eugene A.
Guerra, 714th; Cpl. Goodson W.
Merriott, 573rd; Cpl. Roy L. Jar-
rett, 573rd; Cpl. William T. Wood,
573rd; Cpl. Morris Adler, 573rd;
T/5 Quentin T. Wagner, 573rd;
Cpl. Harry Nitschke, 573rd.
T/5 E. S. Fraser, 573rd; T/5
573rd, T/5 R. B. Deal, 573rd;
T/5 George L. Yates, 573rd;
T/5 William S. Hamilton Jr.,
573rd; T/5 Herbert Halliday,
573rd; T/4 Herbert E. Gage Jr.,
573rd.; T/5 Robert Mullen,
573rd; T/5 Carroll Morton,
573rd; Sgt. Odle V. Randal,
Cpl. Willard Chambers of the
573rd; PFC Reuben A. Hartl,
573rd; S/Sgt. W. A. Reinhardt,
9th Ftr. Comd.; T/Sgt. John T.
Manh, 9th Ftr. Comd.; S/Sgt.
C. Powlovich, 690th; Pvt. J.
Centola, 690th; Pvt. E. Harris,
690th; Sgt. S. Jacobs, 690th;
T/5 W. Roberfs, 690th; T/5 B.
Barone, 690th; T/4 D. Marad,
690th; T/4 R. Togni, 690th; T/4
G. Gaines, 690th: and T/5 IL
Clagg, 690th.


Med. Supply Unit Ready

For ell or High Water,



Novel Anti-Cuss

Club Considered

By 903rd OM Cps.

Racer, Butter'n Egg Man
Return from Furloughs
Private First Class Guy B.
Rhoton and Corp. Ralph P.
Cashman have returned from
furlough. Rhoton is from In-
dianapolis, and spent his life
during civilian days as a dirt
track race driver flirting with
deatT. Corporal Cashman, who
ran a butter and egg route in
and around Versailles, Ohio,
was in joyous mood as a result
of liquid nourishment not ob-
tainable from the cow. He
helped Rhoton keep the road-
ster on the right path, he says.
Imagine our surprise when this
pair returned in a swell look-
ing '42 Ford coupe, white side-
walls and all! Other returners
are Pvts. Abe Rosen from St.
Louis, and Albert Arcuri, the
We extend our sympathy to T/3
William C. Ferrell, who was re-
cently called home to William-
son, W. Va., because of his grand-
father's death.
A letter from the boys at
Waycross reveals that a "no
profanity" league has been or-
ganized and put into effect.
Members have selected a pro-
fane or vile word for almost
every letter in the alphabet,
formulated a written agreement
not to ever use the restricted
Whenever Pvt. Salvatore De-
marco rips out a word on the
list, his fellow member, Pvt.
Carl Clark, calls him for it, and
a fine of five cents per word is
paid into the treasury by Sat-
urday of each week. At the
end of the month a festive oc-
casion is held in town and the
treasury drained.
Sounds interesting and we hope
it works. We assure you fellows
at Waycross that you didn't learn
your bad words from us at Drew.
We hope soldiers such as M/Sgt.
Bret Bailey, Pvt. Fleming, T/4
"Mother" Frazier, and Pvt. Olsen
will not have to contribute too
liberally to the treasury, knowing
they are financially desperate
most of the time.
Another interesting personality
In the QM organization is Sgt.
Bert H. Bornblum, who came to
this country with his brother
David from Warsaw, Poland, at
the age of 18.
He knew noPEnglish, causing
him many trials and tribulations
in the New York subways. How-
ever, within the past five years
he has acquired an admirable
understanding of our language,
customs and traditions.
Bert left Warsaw a short time
prior to the European conflict
that engulfed his country. He
retains an excellent knowledge of
Hebrew and Polish. English was
most difficult. Naturalization was
an early accomplishment with
him and he is proud that he is
serving in the army of his adopted
country that means so much to
him. His home is in Memphis,
Tenn., where he'was engaged in
the clothing business.

Nazi Flak Tougher
Than Japs', Says Flier
ENGLAND- (CNS) -German
flak is tougher than that of the
Japs, according to Capt. Frank
Kappler of Alameda, Cal., who
has flown through both.
Captain Kappler, a veteran of
Maj. Gen. James H. Doolittle's
historic bombing of Tokio,last
year and a recent participant in
bombing missions over Europe,
"We didn't see any anti-aircraft
fire over Japan and we were o er
the island for 45 minutes. We
were only over France 11 minutes
and there was plenty. It's tougher

GERMAN ARTILLERYMEN ARE SETTING a big gun on an unfinished emplacement near the Atlantic coast of
France, says the Nazi description of the above scene. A German cameraman made the picture. German
readers are told it shows what an impregnable wall is being finished around Fortress Europe. Since
Tunisia fell to the Allies, Nazi nerves have been strained by fears of invasion. (International)

503rd Taken Over

By New Baby Girl

Last week you were given a
vivid description of Regimental
Headquarters and the new cement
barracks of Headquarters &
Headquarters Company, by T/4
Harry L. (Cold Deck) Johnson.
This week, our congratulations of
the week. go to Lt. Nate Bradlin,
Commanding Officer of Hqs. &
Hqs. Co., who is the proud father
of a seven-pound baby girl. Ci-
gars were enjoyed by his com-
Back in our midst from fur-
lough is that mild-mannered,
hard-working Sgt. Kemp F.
AuBuchon of our Service Record
Department. He and his charm-
ing wife, who resides with him in
Tampa, looked well-pleased and
had a wonderful time during
their visit home.
We have just received a card
from that trumpet playing "Hep
Cat," S/Sgt. John A. Tio. Chief
Clerk of the Payroll section, who
states that he is lonesome and
will arrive back on time.
We wish you could meet one
of the most interesting charac-
ters in Personnel at Headquar-
ters, Pvt. Edsel F. Tabor (alias
Tabor the Mole), whose dry wit
and humorous statements give
the boys in Headquarters many
a hearty laugh. This unusual lad
hails from the coal fields of
West Virginia, and derives his
alias from his longing for the
coal mines of West Virginia.
Lieutenant Brame of Plotting
Company is whipping the regi-
ment into shape with our daily
half-hour of calisthenics. Many a
grunt and groan were heard from
the softies, who will be hardened
athletes, after the completion of
50 or more side-straddle hops.
F/Sgt. Charles W. Tillison looks
mighty good in those tough foot-
ball games, with his fancy cut-
Back from furlough this week
came two of the 503d's regular
personnel members: S/Sgt. John
A. Tio, who hails from Wauke-
sha, Wis., and T/4 Jack D. (Red)
Nye, from the tobacco market of
Fairmont, N. C.
Tio, who is quite a musician,
had the opportunity, of hearing
Ozzie Nelson's band in his home
town. Nelson's wife, Harriet Hil-
liard (no relation) also was pres-
ent, and sang several numbers.
Bubbling over with anticipa-
tion and patiently waiting for the
day to arrive for his departure
on furlough is that Gay Caballero,
T/5 John F. McKenzie Jr., who
hails from the Lone Star State.
All the boys at Personnel wish
"Mack" a pleasant journey and a
grand time.
Also leaving soon on furlough
is one of our new members,
who is doing a wonderful job
in the filing section, Pvt. Rol-
and L. Klink. Cheerio Roland!
Leaving the Message Center to
his able-bodied assistant, T/5
Hyman Hirschhorn, and off
with a leap and a bound goes
T/4 Harry J. (Cold Deck)
Johnson sneaking back to In-
diana to make life miserable
for his poor wife and mother-

in-law for two weeks. Have a
good time, Cold Deck!
Readers, have you ever seen
nine first sergeants working?
Well, this miracle occurred
bright and early Tuesday
morning. There they were-
nine panting, sweating over-
lords moving their orderly
rooms with their own itsy-bitsy
hands. Good luck in your new
Headquarters, Sergeants!
started calisthenics, the dispen-
saries arc working overtime. First

Sergeant Charles W. Tillison,
Hqs. & Hqs. Company, dislocated
his finger attempting one of those
Don Hudson stabs. First Sergeant
Hubert McDonough, rotund lead-
er of Plotting Company, suffered
a torn ligament while executing
a twinkle-toed dash through a
broken field. Take it easy, Lieut.
And now we leave you, little
Reading these poetic crumbs,
Forget those "ifs" and "ands"
and butss,"
Work hard, don't gripe, smile
-AW Nuts.


HUNGRY HILL is a big, power- members of his family and
ful novel which depicts the strug- friends.
gle of a proud, semi-aristocratic In time beyond our years,
family to escape the destiny in- Thomas Wolfe shall rank high
herent in their way "of life. among the immortals, and this
Miss Du Maurier portrays the penetrating study of the simple
bitter struggle between the self- man shall do much to reveal his
righteous, smug Brodericks and greatness.
their sly, improvident, and vi- (Reviewed by Pfc. Alfred
cious neighbors, the Donovans, Panetz.)
with all of .the color and bril-
liant handling of atmosphere EXCESS BAGGAGE OR AD-
which has marked her other great VENTURES OF AN ARMY WIFE
fiction successes. -Betty Utley St. John has given

The major figure of HUN-
GRY HILL is Fanny-Rosa
Flower, the green-eyed, careless
beauty who brings to the staid
Brodericks the wild, irrespon-
sible charm of the Flowers.
Miss Du Maurier excels in her
portrayal of Fanny-Rosa, and
Copper-John's two grandsons,
Henry and rakehell Captain
Johnnie Broderick.
Her descriptions of the Irish
coast, the lakes, and wild, game-
filled countryside, are handled
with that superb skill which has
lent so much fascination to Miss
Du Maurier's other books. (Re-
viewed by S/Sgt. W. C. Abbott).
mourned the death of Thomas
Wolfe, world-renowned literary
figure, more than John Terry, a
former college classmate and life-
long friend. He, together with
Julia Wolfe, Thomas' mother,
searched through Wolfe's many
letters, and, in time, compiled
this excellent insight of Thomas
Wolfe, the man.
As we flip through the pages
of his letters, it is not long be-
fore we become aware of an
average man developing into a
profound thinker.
Four years after first putting
his pen to paper, Thomas
Wolfe's first novel was com-
ANGEL was presented with
pride to America by the pub-
lishing house of Charles Scrib-
Immediate and world wide
recognition followed, and before
long Wolfe was able to realize
his ambitions to travel. He was
now able to dissect life as he
came upon it. He wrote more
and more, basing many of the
characters used in his novels on

us a gay, whimsical collection of
letters humorously illustrated by
Mrs. St. John is the perfect
example of the modern pioneer.
Says she in the foreword,
"Our forefathers faced a future
more uncertain than ours with,
courage. They continued to
marry and to build families
which are now a part of the
foundation of our country.
Facing the future together was
the decision we finally made."
But the light-hearted, hilarious
manner in which they go about
it will strike a familiar note in
the hearts of every young mar-
ried service couple. Bruce and
Betty lived in almost every part
of the country and in practically
every type of abode imaginable.
This little book is not great
literature, but it is good humor,
and timely.. It is a book which
every one of us in the Service
can enjoy and appreciate.
(Reviewed by Auxiliary Flora
M. Sager.)
James Hilton has written
another best-seller. THE STORY
OF DR. WASSELL is a true
account of a Navy doctor from
Arkansas, and of the men who
Were wounded on the Houston
and Marblehead.
This a story based on fact,
but told in fiction form, filled
with the excitement and drama
you will enjoy reading in your
leisure hours.
Other new books which await
you at the library include STAIRS
OF SAND by Zane Grey, and
CAPRICORNIA by Xavier Her-
bert. Sinclair Lewis' new book,
GIDEON PLANISH, lives up to
the Lewis standard of good read-
Upton Sinclair, and CIRCUIT OF
CONQUEST by Rodman Morin,
will insure you a great deal of
reading pleasure.

Det. II Writer

Philosophic Over

Florida Sunshine

Bubble, bubble, toil and trou-
ble, especially when Corporal
Gither had his fatigues hanging
outside for five days with all
hope of their drying gone with-
out the wind.
Maybe if they grounded all the
planes for a day we could get
some of that Florida sunshine.
Brooklyn was never like this.
There was also trouble when
Corporal Mills and yours truly
pitched their tent on bivouac
under a hornets' nest. The wasps
still have nothing on their mos-
quito cousins.
We had a most perplexing
problem Monday night when nolt
a single EM signed out for a pas
Maybe we are all in mourning,;:
or is it -praying for furloughs?
They say griping among the
men is a good sign of some-
thing or other, but why, oh
why, does Private Haynie have
to complain about not getting
enough calisthenics? You would
think he lad enough of it from
driving around in a jeep.
And, by the way, if anyone
missed. the last episode of
"Daisy Heartclutch," just look
up Pvt. Jimmie Williamson and
he will let you in on all the
sordid details. A near riot was
just avoided when some poor
soul tried to turn off "Daisy"
and tune in Capt. Glenn Miller.
Those dear old.golden rule days
have again caught up with Ser-
geants Roehrer, Crawford, Jones,
Hoskins and T/5 Denst. This
time it is to learn how to camou-
flage themselves; or is it to be
able to find those goldbricks that
take advantage of the Florida
Fifteen very homesick boys
have just received their furloughs.
T/4 Hoskins, after 15 months
of varied training and traveling
around the country, goes home to
Idaho. Private Walls, T/5's Tay-
lor and Sorgen go to New York.
Yankees Pepper and Chase
went to Delaware and New
Hampshire, respectively. One of
our biggest losses, the detachment
barber went to California and
Pfc. Anderson will 'ee a lot of
country traveling to Nebraska.
T/5 Mills and Private Weh-
meir went to Mi-souri. Our
crackers Privates Haynie and
Ackerage went to Arkansas and
Tennessee, respectively .And last,
but not least, Sergent Roerher
traveled 1,100 miles to, New

Wanna M&.,e $78

(Continued from Page 1)
help of all our readers.
Sergeant D. E. M., of Drew
Field, (who shall be known only
by his initials for the time being),
is looking for the girl he found in
a book. He wants to know her
so badly that he will give a
month's salary to the one who
helps find her.
We took up D. E. M.'s cause
after our 20-70 eyes (without the
aid of G. I. spectacles), spotted-
one-paragraph short bu-ied at t(
bottom of column 3. page 5 vu
Monday's Tampa Tribune.
Here, we reasoned. was a sol-
dier in distress. S'nce you
haven't got an Army without
comradeship, we drc'd~-- that D.
E. M. needed not on'y one buddy,
but all the ECHO'' --aders to
assist him.
Seventy-eight gre-- backs is
nothing to be over'c"'"ed by a
G. I. at any time o" tfe month.
Herewith is printed th- picture of
the girl whom D. E. "'. wants to
All this started th- o'her night
while the sergeant v'-- riding on
a Tampa bus. As P "Tf. said in
a letter to the Tr4b- editor, a
young lady dropped' a h-ok as she
left the vehicle. H- '-"'d to her,
but she didn't hear. Tn the book
was the photograph.
"If you will do a 'odri-.r a big
favor," he wrote th- Tribune,
"and print her pict,--- I'll give a
month's salary to t!-- one who
can help me find h'er-
The Tribune did nro have the
space to publish th? -'-ure that
particular day. T-"- ECHOES
gladly donates tb' in the
sincere hope that D 2. M. will
be $78 poorer.




Action Shots

PASSING THE BATON in a spirited co-ordination relay event
in the 84th Fighter Bomber group's field day. The event was
won by the 497th Fighter Bomber Squadron.

HORSE AND RIDER relay was one of most popular events
of the day. In addition to being pure fun it also is excellent mili-
tary training. You may have to tote an injured buddy over the
battlefield some day.


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CHARLES HENRY LEWIS who is mowing his head off to
give you GIs a set of greens that is a golfer's delight. His boss,
Baltimore Robinson (no relation to Rochester) promises Drew
Field the best greens in the south.

GI-Shod Private val, in G. I. shoes and with gas
Rus 20 n 2 5 mask and rifle, in 23.5 seconds.
Runs 220 in 23.5 The track was slow, too. As a
Pvt. Jim Ramsay of the 34th sophomore of Northeastern uni-
Training Group at Jefferson Bar- versity, Boston, he had done the
racks (Mo.) recently ran the 220- 220 in 21.2 in a quadrangular
yard event in a J. B. track carni- meet at Harvard.

84th Shut Out

By 405th, 8-0

At Softball

Behind the one-hit hurling of
Kruger, the 405th Bomb Group's
EM softball team banged out an
8 to 0 victory over the 84th Bomb
Group's batsmen last Friday.
In addition to keeping the 84th
men helpless, Kruger also cracked
out two hits and scored two runs.
Centerfielder Doyle of the 405th
slammed a homer in the fourth
frame. The winning ten had its
biggest time at bat in the fifth
inning, when it tallied four
markers on singles by Kruger,
Best, and Grimm, and two-bag-
gers by Hester and Haas.
405TH 84TH
ab. "-h. r. ab. r. h.
Kruger,p 3 2 2 Dorsey,c 3 0
Grimm,o 3 2 SkibtIf 3 1 0
Hester.lb 3 1 0 Donnhue.ss 3 0
Grenner.2b 3 0 0 Daur.lb 3 0 0
Haasss 3 1 2 Bodirlsky.o 3 0 0
,ranquiz.3b 3 0 0 Clark.2b 2 0 0
aI nnlng,l 1 0 Biasl.sf 2 0 0
Doyle.cf 3 1 1 Isman.rf 2 0
Vernont 3 0 0 O'Brien.3b 2 0 0
Beste.r 3 1 1 Hammer.p 2 0 0
Cartels,rf 0 0 0
Totals 30 9 8 Totals 25 1 0
84TH 000 000 0-0 1 0
405TH 101 240 x-8 9 1

84th Officers

Take Two From

405th 'Volleyers'
The 84th Bomb Group's officers
team took two of three volleyball
tussles from the 405th officers last
The 84th won by scores of 15-8
and 15-10, while the count in the
405th's lone victory was 15-12.
Members of the 84th team were
Lts, Kaplowitz, Perriri, Turner,
Sukenick, Eagen, Booten, Graham,
Glover and Chaplain Eller. On
the 405th squad were Captain
Garrett and Lts. Baker, Radtke,
Eikenberry, Ober and Weed.

Beer Party Loc

563rd; Crashe

'Bucky' and 'Lovelorn'
Flash! Flash! The birth of a
eventful day is being arranged b
commander, who has the interest
the men of Co. "D" are invited
This time we want the brew to
Men of Co. D are patiently
waiting for Lt. Melvin Johnson,
the well-dressed executive offi-
cer, to sport his white play
trunks-said shorts are quite fa-
mous-having been worn by the
Lieutenant for a "body beautiful"
physical culture pose. That phy-
sique has all the chicks cluckin'
at Clearwater Beach-a poor
man's Vic Mature.
Lt. Hersom is out of the land-
lubber class-now -eing the
proud owner of "Corky"-a four-
teen-foot sailboat. "Keep her on
an even keel, Lieutenant. Don't
get the feet wet."
Attention 746 S.A.W. Co!
Your present first sergeant-
Edward Coppel-is a past mas-
ter at hookin' a lift. He has his
various approaches classified.
The one he uses depends, of
course, on what type individual
is driving the vehicle. The guy
is very smooth. Ask him to
demonstrate the "First Sar-
geant's approach" the
M.P.'s can't lay a glove on him
-it's strictly G. I.
Sgt. "Bucky" Kalister and
"Lovelorn Kiser" are both home
on furlough-having a look at
the old hunting grounds-Pitts-
burgh-careful fellas- -quail sea-
son is not open in Pennsylvania.
Happy birthday, Sgt. Brumley!
from all the boys.
Corp. Henry Knapp-the duty-
roster wizard--gets a ten-man
detail with only five men on Co.
duty. Inquiries are pouring in
concerning Knapp's mathematical
Corp. Myslicki-"the Blond
Apollo"-wants to know if he
can change his S.S.N. to that of
a Coca-Cola salesman. Besides
his other duties, he claims he can
keep 'em cold enough to freeze
your teeth and curl your hair.
Corp. Garmon and girl friend
are serious about tying that knot.
Corp. Roy Harris, the movie

The editor of this sheet is a persistent and demanding
man. For instance, the soldier who.has been doing the
weekly fishing column is no longer at this field. But does
that make any difference to the editor? No. He still wants
a fishing colum. Does it make any difference that this hack
has never done any fishing to any great extent? No. He
still wants a fishing column.
So here it is, for better or worse, and we have the defi-
nite idea that it's for the latter. To begin with, we have
NEVER fished in Florida waters. We know we can't miss
with a lead like that. The Chamber of Commerce is defi-
nitely not back of this pillar.
Of course, we know a lot of would bore us and which we
people and Crackers who fish think is extremely silly is people
regularly around here, and who hanging over a bridge, absently
go into ecstasy over the results holding a line, on the end of
of a day on the bay. Why, we which they hope to hook the
have even heard of two or three night's supper. Seems like an
Crackers who wanted to sue for awfully silly way to spend a day,
a separate peace when the no- just leaning on a rail and wait-
fishing ban on the outside was ing. The situation makes for
put into effect, an awfully crowded bridge and
in some instances it has been
Our only acquaintance with known to force motorists to slow
Florida fish is the eating end down to the 35-mile-an-hour
of them. Pompano can't be limit.
beat. Mullet's okeh. What lm
Floridians call lobster are bet- We've been meaning to get this
ter left unucaught as far as fishing nonsense off our frail
we're concerned. Tarpon are chest for many years and this is
supposed to be hot stuff as far the opportunity. We have been
as boating them is involved, and deep sea fishing twice in our
we were scheduled to be taken life. Both excursions were utter
out the other day for a taste failures, and expensive, too. Both
of the sport, but our host, times we headed for Beach
Gadabout Gaddis, wasn't get- Haven, N. J., hailed as THE spot
ting about enough the day he to catch fish by the boatload.
was supposed to take us. That We got up at outlandish times,
was three days ago and we still 4 a.m.; packed mammoth lunches,
haven't heard from him. Could drove about 100 miles (one way),
be that a late-running tarpon and paid $2.50 for the privilege
"un-boated" him. We weren't of getting seasick. (Bait and
too disappointed, anyway, be- lines extra, of course.) On the
cause the last time we went first trip we burned out a bear-
fishing outside (about 10 ing on our brand new car, to the
years ago), we became vio- unpleasant tune of $53 (includ-
lently ill and not a box ing towing). After a whole day
of Mothersill's in sight. on the briny, we caught one 7-
One thing about fishing that inch flounder and three inedible
skates. Total cost for the trip
was $76. (We bought some mis-
Sfor Co D cellaneous refreshments that it is
om s for C o. D, not customary to refer to in a
service journal). We could have
bought the same sized flounder
eS for 15 cents right around the
es Bew e corner from our home.
The second and last time we
Furlough in Pa. went through the regular pre-
liminary routine of getting up
OHN FULCO with the milkman, packing the
beer party is in the making. The lunch (a great big one because the
y Second Lt. Edgar Orf, company salt air would make us hungry
of his men at heart-Notice-Only as a wolf), and driving this jun-
to this party-No more crashers. ket would be a success, because
hold out. we burned out no bearings on
the way down.

actor, says you can rub the el-
bows that rubbed the elbows of
Hollywood's top performers. Har-
ris, known a ; 'which way did
they go, sheriff" in Army circles
-was featured in the Johnny
Mack Brown for two years. P. S.
He still corresponds with the
sheriff. Wonder why?
Private First Class Horka, the
Co.'s wood-butcher, and Corp.
"Red" Knight are staying in camp
these nights. With the beer
shortage, they can't see any sense
in going to town. And they are
just the guys that caused the
shortage too.
Corp. Edward Bresch, better
known as "Super Bunny," is due
back from camouflage school.
Look around boys-he may be
among us now. Bresch knows
how to catch bunnies too. He
says the best way is to hide be-
hind a tree and make a noise like
a carrot, camouflaged as a bunny.
Corp. Clawson argues these
days that all men didn't start at
the top. He predicts some day
in the future he will be grounds
keeper for the Rose Bowl.

Here are the facts and figures
on the Drew Field Golf Course:

No. Yar-ds
1 415
2 140
3 320
4 335
5 430
6 135
7 145
8 515
9 205
Out 2940

No. Yards Par
10 370 4
11 360 4
12 160 3
13 370 4
14 195 3
15 380 4
16 485 5
37 360 4
18 510 5
In 3190 36

OTT-2940 34
IN- 3190 36
Ail o 74

We were out only 15 min-
utes when a typical Florida
storm came up off the Jersey
coast. Our little party boat
was awash from stem to stern
and bobbed around like a cork.
We knew we were getting sick.
To make sure, we retreated
below decks, where the engine's
fumes completed the job the
invigorating salt air had started.
We just about nude the rail,
but the man to our windward
had a few nasty remarks to
make about watching our di-
.-Everybody tried to be help-
ful with such bits of advice
about keeping our eyes on the
horizon. Only the horizon
never remained in the same
place, a giant wave coming be-
tween us and it. We were also
told to suck lemons, chew to-
bacco, and drink you know
what. None of them worked.
Within 30 minutes, everybody
except the skipper and a sep-
tugenarian, sitting in the stern,
were hitting the rail. The rain
was heavier, the wind was
stronger, and the sea was
higher. We finally convinced
the skipper and the old gen-
tleman to the rear, that we
should turn back. (Not a single
line was put in the water.)
Result: We caught no fish, we
spent about $25, we got sick, and
we returned home (another 100
miles), with our big lunch in-
tact. What a way to spend a
Sunday. We have been a golf
fiend ever since.
Fish, bah, we'll take meat,
points or not .or even GI-
cooked meat.
P. S. You can see we still
need a man to write the fishing
column. Anyone interested, please
apply right away to the Echoe


Third Fir. Cmd. Scribe Girl of the Week

Reviews Year of Activity
One year old! It was on 28 August '42 that SEA BREEZES
came into being. Much has happened within the command during
the past year.
Here's a resume of news in retrospect for the year. 'All taken
from the SEA BREEZES files.
August, 1942: SEA BREEZES born. A bigger and better pub-
licity bugle for Hq. & Hq. Sq., III Fighter Command. Squadron T
party at St. Pete Yacht Club mosquitoes on rampage.
September, 1942: The electric coke machine at Hq. gave way '
to an ice machine Aiken's famous "V" haircut was soon super-
seded by a complete baldhead .. Our civilian stenogs finally i ",,
received their uniforms T/Sgt. Cecil Myers married .. III '* "
F C swimmers copped 3AF swim meet Don Hanson left for
AC OCS To Major, went intelligence officer Sam Mitchell.
October, 1942: Betsy Wilson's lost wrist watch was returned .
by the honest finder Joe Rarus, Lincoln Karches, John Hill '
and John Gosselin all visited the altar Paul Wilson had an ,
emergency appendectomy .Brigadier General A. H. Gilkeson
replaced Col. George P. Tourtellot as Commanding Officer of
III FC Mike Reuben left for Signal OCS and was followed by
Bertee E. Brown who went to AC OCS Bus situation to and
from town becomes a headache Sancton made corrugated
washboards for all barracks ... Lt. Col. (then Majod) E. F. Williams '
joins III FC after 13 months in Iceland Promoted to Major
was A. C. Strecker.
November, 1942: Private offices put up in old Hq. .. First
attempt at bettering transportation with "East and North Gate"
busses McGuire almost married but said "I do" a few. months ,
afterward Amster won one week's football pool of $5 .*.. .
Major Jordahn and Major Davis (ex-Chaplain III FC) honor .. ,
current favorite 'Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" by *;. **
posting sign on office door and it was one swell Thanks- *
giving dinner we had, turkey, trimmings 'n' everything. .'...
December, 1942: Robin received perfumed envelopes containing '' .
fat letters Knippers began showing interest in a certain Sara- ......
sota school teacher (he married her in March) Palumbo and
Munroe moved into A-4 Section Komorous went to Ordnance
OCS Meekins became a papa We changed to O. D's, Dec. 15 .
S. Jokers in A-4 chop up rubberbands and put them into Rarus' :i
and Med. Sgt. Brown's lunches Sq. Commander, R. G. Conklin ,i
promoted to Lieutenant Colonel .Buckner married and Ruth
Belcastro Patten, ex-A-2 stenog, also middle aisled it ... Everybody
seemed to be getting Christmas boxes from everywhere Christ-
mas Eve celebration in old Upper B-1 a never-to-be-forgotten affair
for everybody, plus Dick Wahl, CQ that evening big Christmas
feed, turkey too Washe, Antonucci and Gosselin were the
innocent victims of some Christmas Eve celebrating no snow.
January, 1943:--Happy New Year John Gosselin replaced .
Cliff Martin as First Sgt .... Janus left for AC OCS Little .
Susan Vida joined the family of Capt. and Mrs. Levy Walter .
Dorwart and Kay said "we do" in S:ratford. Conn.; George Salmon i
also married -Wahl, Kollar and Joyner, regular customers at .
the local skating palace ... Mr. Wolf commenced distributing
oranges from his backyard, at work. John Wilson left for Med.
Adm. Sch. at LSU .. Prince and Rubin given special duty assign-
ments "Hargroves" Castetter calling wife daily to inquire about
ieman's health McWhorter, nightly snoring champ of Sq.
February, 1943: "Gus" Jones telephoned his ration board to
explain why his ear was in town; it was a surprise to the ration
board but not to jokesters Carlin and Duncan ... Navarro, Oehme .
and "Sparky" Myers commence growing mustache Shoff I S .,
finally turned his "holy" fatigues in to salvage Both "G I"
Lazenby and S/Sgt. "Gus" Jones welcome their offspring '' "
Remember that extremely fancy calendar Jack Page brought .
back from his California furlough?... Barracks bags were painted
with names and ASNs Double decks in all lower bays A
stream of guys were tried out for Central Files Holden still R ..
carried his Draft Registration card Ed Steelnack left for
Infantry OCS while Kirk Keller went to Signal OCS.
March, 1943: Ed Knippers married his Sarasota honey .
Driscoll bought a car DREW FIELD ECHOES one year old A.
- Reugger joined the cooks Staiger chopped off his famous ,,, p
mustache Charlie Taylor lost his wallet and $20 Dayton "
Lefurgy began nightly serenading of Martha, ex-PX No. 1 cutie
. .. Palazzotto married Mass production of new babies greet
families of Major Mitchell, S/Sgt. R. E. (Med) Brown, Sgt. John s '
1. Goodwin and Opt Claude Johnson Willoughby received his a. .
:electric razor Into khakis on 15 March Sammy Duke R-
danced with movie actress Vera Zorina at NY's Stage Door Canteen N
April, 1943: Reorganization of Hq. under new T/O. Mass
sweating out for promotions commenced Warrant Officer ,,
Oliver B. Noland was first WO of Hq. Major Coughlan
became new Sq. Commander Bob Lawler left for QM OUS
S. Daugherty sure he saluted some doormen while furloughing
in Washington, D. C. Bus and laundry services continued
bad Sergeant Lee and Paden Epps took wives unto them-
selves Jun Clarke left for Classification School and Richard ,
Davis for Photo School. at Lowry Field, Colo..... "Commissar"
Bulger led the GI haircut parade Bull gand scrubbed and .!
scraped old latrines -.- W fired weapons for record... "Bi''
Smith loaned Connolly and Giel money for a new car. ',
May, 1943: Mass promotions noncomm) came out ... Margaret
Smoke, ex-Signalette, married Al Shaw also married... Colonel
Larew became Signal Officer replacing Colonel Lowrey -2
A. C. Strecker and J. S. Fisackerly promoted to Lieutenant C..-' 1-
onels .. John D. Muse pinned on Major's leaves Two huge
successflSq. parties at Tampa Police Pistol range Baseball
team really gets hot, right from the start. Whobrey and Men- '
do a boxing ._i :."i.- WACs invade Drew.-.
June, 1943: Barte'ls got hitched .. M ore promotions M Major
Muse and Captain Bateman off to AG Schools 7:.15 a.m. daily
inspections commence followed by afternoon calisthenics First
rumors of eating from messkits began.
J..ly. 1943: PX No. 1 reopens beer and ice cream rse:E .. *vih
III FCerz Washe and Bill Jones taking over. Tito :,::_nhn~:.'
hung himself Emrick and Johnson go to Camoutfaje She.
T more stripes to lucky doggies new Majors were G. T.
Could Jr. and E. W. Jordahn .. We moved to our new building
across from Station Hospital, with "Gr' Lazenby and this writer,
getting their pictures in he ECHOES also moved io new -bar-' '
racks area .. began eating from messkits at the 314th cho house -.',
August, 193: New DREW FIELD ECHOES makes its appear-
ace-- .. Schmittke made caricature of this writer for caption to
column Bill Sanders married New promotion, Lieutenant
Colonel Whisenand.. LaCount cooking in chowhonse Zahn-
]eater and Keller first, to leave Sq. for ASTP. more prome- .,,
tions for noncoms .. "Droopy," HIarry Lampert's prodigy, one ..", ,
Transportation, for Hq. men put into effect between orderlyCM ,, t." :' '
Room and Hq.... Sitars in charge of physical training vol- .
leyball courts appear with a tennis court in the ffing thanks '..
to the bullgang for its swell work Prince, Minnick, Carlin left OKAY.Y SO THE SWING S not so hot. We weren't considering the golfing technique when
for flying cadet training: Siskind and Rubin for aerial gunnery .,, we selected tins as the picture of the week. It's a good picture from several angles. Study, for
Loyd Wright becomes papa for second time carpenter-mimeo instance, the position of the clubbead at the end of the swing. Those palm trees in the background
shop moved ... laundry goes back as official supply function with add to the scenic value, too. We are not promising this sort of thing on the new Drew Field Golf
deduction from pay Corry left tor Classification School while c'ur-e, which opens toimnorruw, but we're not saying you won't find women golfers there either.
Bookwuster left for School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Field AVer -ll, WACs are eligible, too,

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