3D WAR LOAN ,
GET ON THE
VOL. 2, NO. 28 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
Drew Civilians to Open
Third War Loan Program
SI By Staging Pledge Rally
Brigadier General Larson
Replaces General Streett
-As Third AF Commander
A former private first class in the aviation section of
the Signal Corps, Brigadier General Westside T. Larson
has assumed command of the Third Air Force, headquar-
ters of which is in Tampa. /
Before taking over the Third Air Force command Gen-
eral Larson was commanding general of the Army Air
Forces Anti-Submarine Command. He succeeds Major
General St. Clair Streett, who became commanding general
of the Third Air Force last No-
vember. The War Department where he received a degree in
has not announced General civil engineering.
Street's new duty.
General Larson, a veteran of 26 ENLISTS IN 1917
years service in the Army, all in
Army aviation, was born April
18, 1892, at Vernalis, Calif. He
attended Polytechnic College of
Engineering, Oakland, Calif.,
Man's Best Friend
Needs New Home
A 70-pound blend of wolf,
coyote, fang and snarl needs a
IThis is the plea of L. W.
.;hompson of Tampa who called
yesterday seeking a change in
The dog is described by its
owner as definitely dangerous
and unaware that man is dog's
"I'd kinda like to get rid of
him," Thompson said. "Don't
you have somebody at Drew
who once worked with Frank
He suggested that some com-
pany first sergeant might like
some extra-curricular work.
Training is all he needs, he
said. in explaining how the
dog, if subdued, would be an
invaluable guard or front line
blitz when attacking a couple
Thompson said the dog was
free for the asking. As a mat,-
ter of fact, 18 months of own-
ership is a pretty long time,
'I'll bring him out right now
if you care to take him," he
Thompson still has the dog.
You can bring him back alive
by knocking at 4104 Eleventh
avenue. Phone is Y-4114 or
On Oct. 19, 1917, he enlisted in
the aviation section of the Signal
Corps Reserve. Completing his
ground school training at Berke-
ley, Calif., he served briefly at
Camp Dick, Dallas, Tex.; moved
to Park Field, Tenn., for flying
training, and following gradua-
tion was commissioned a second
lieutenant and placed on active
duty May 18, 1918.
Next came three years at El-
lington Field, Tex. In Novem-
ber, 1921, he was assigned to com-
mand the 60th Service Squadron,
Kelly Field, Tex., a post he held
four years. From January, 1925,
to March, 1928, he was -France
Field, Panama Canal Ze. On
return to the United States, Gen-
eral Larson became a flying in-
structor in the bombardment sec-
tion of the Advanced Flying
School, Kelly Field. While on
this tour, in July, 1929, he made
a notable one-day flight with
Lieut. Lawrence J. Carr from
France Field to Kelly Field, a
distance of 2,030 miles, in 20
hours, 20 minutes.
WINS MACKAP TROPHY
Following special courses at the
Wright Field School of Naviga-
tion and the Air Corps Tactical
School at Langley Field, Va.,
General Larson was sent to Rock-
well Field, Calif., in June, 1931,
as operations officer of the 19th
Bombardment Group. Two years
later he was at Wright Field,
Dayton, Ohio, for temporary duty
connected with instrument flying
and landing. In 1933 he was
awarded the Mackay Trophy "for
his pioneering flight in connection
with the development of meth-
ods and procedure of aerial fron-
Short periods as instructor at
Langley Field; instrument flying
CONTAINED ON PAGE 14
We're behind you, soldiers,
to the bottom of our bank-
That's the spirit with which
Drew Field's civilian work-
ers have opened the Third
War Bond Drive.
Approximately 1,500 civil-
ians employed at Drew will
gather in the band shell at
12:15 Friday to take part in a War
They'll be on hand to pledge a
certain amount of their salary to
War Bonds; to pledge their faith
in America's future; and to pledge
their faith in the fighting spirit of
Drew Field's officers and soldiers
-and in the United States fight-
ing men everywhere.
$100 PER WORKER
There, in the Band Shell, the
Air Corps band will start things
off with martial music. A group
of Drew soldiers will take part in
an all-military show, and a few
minutes later civilians will "put
it in writing," by either pledgia,'.
or buying bonds.
Throughout the field during
the drive, Drew Field's civilians
will be asked to invest approxi-
mately $100 per person in War
Bonds, in addition to their pre-
vious monthly pledges.
This is going to hit their
pocket books hard but no
harder, in proportion, than the
full measure of devotion which
American soldiers are giving.
Responsibility for success of the
drive rests with Capt. E. B.
Dailey, Base War Bond Officer,
who advises that civilians may
cash paychecks with which to
purchase bonds at the Base Fi-
nance office. The drive also is
being directed by Mr. H. A.
Thompson, of the Base Personnel
Under these men are 15
civilian workers in various offices
throughout the field. They will be
working their hardest to win the
prize which the Drew Field
Echoes is promising-a picture of
the group which has the highest
percentage of War Bonds pledged.
The entire drive will be meas-
CONTINED ON PAGE 14
Nine Cents and Old
Brass Buckle Might
Shirsay That Femme
The reward for locating the
"girl who stepped out of a
book," has been raised to $78.09
and an old brass buckle.
Week before last, Sgt. D. E.
M. wrote a letter in which he
offered an entire month's pay
to the one who located for him
the girl whose picture he found
in a book which had been left
on a Tampa bus. The ECHOES
printed the girl's picture.
Sergeant D. E. M.'s dream
girl hasn't been located but
Pvt. De Vito, of the 746th SAW
Co. is doing his bit to urge on
the hunters. DeVito announced
that to the sergeant's offer of
$78 he will add 9 cents and
an old brass buckle.
Any other buddies want to
help D. E. M.'s cause?
FREE MENDING FOR
All enlisted men who have I
clothing in need of mending or t
minor alterations, or who need a
chevrons or insignia sewed on, s
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the I
Officers Wives' Sewing club. B
Clothes should be left at i
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock d
each Tuesday morning. d
ANGIER WILES, Base Civilian Ration Officer and No.
1 War Bond purchaser of the civilian personnel office at
Drew Field, sits at his War Bond strewn desk, receiving
the congratulations of Chief Clerk H. J. Thompson and of-
fice personnel. Mr. Wills has bought $1,100 worth of bonds
to date, and is buying one every payday. Mr. Thompson,
substantial bondholder himself, is no mean runner-up. In
fact, the whole department is on the way to becoming 100%.
CO of Growing 407th Group
Former RAF Combat Pilot
By SGT. EUGENE SAFFERN
The new commanding officer of the 407th is Maj. Car-
roll W. McColpin, who knocked down eight Messerschmitt
109s and Focke-Wulf 190s in the air battles over England
and the continent while a member of the Royal Air Force.
He holds the British Distinguished
Flying Cross and Special Service 84th Fighter Bomber Group. Capt.
Medal. Serving the RAF for two Richard E. Holcombe, recently
years, he rose to the rank of back from the North African the-
Squadron Leader, equivalent to a ater is serving as Operations offi-
major in our Air Forces. In Sep- cer, while Capt. Douglas W. Ar-
tember, 1942, he transferred to the mitage is in charge of material,
United States air arm. Major Mc- and his assistant is First Lt. John
Colpin is credited with 255 oper- F. Euart.
national hours and 184 sorties. The first sergeants are Peyton
Originally, the Group was The first sergeants are Peyton
formed under the aegis of Lt. A. Horton, Roger Zanchetti and
Col. Mark D. Hubbard, Capt. Bernard G. Brinker of the 515th,
Richard E. Holcombe, Capt. 516th and 517th respectively.
George S. Neal, Capt. Emil Kon- Temporarily, T/Sgt. Edward R.
tak, and First Lt. Francis J. Nbo- Williams is Sergeant Major with
nan, who were drawn from the a Headquarters crew consisting of
African theater for the purpose M/Sgt. Lawrence E. Tinker,
of forming the nucleus of the T/Sgt. William C. Harris, S/Sgt.
407th. Paul E. McNeely, S/Sgt. Bernard
Subsequent events, however, M. Pogal S/Sgt. Andrew Charron,
took Lt. Col. Hubbard and Cap- S/Sgt. Cecil C. Sutley, Sgt. George
tains Neal and Kontak to special R. Macheca, Sgt. Eugenb L. Saf-
schools and the unit's name was fern, Sgt. Kermit F. LaGrange,
given to the Provisional Group Sgt. John J. McElligott, Sgt. Al-
which recently returned from a bert L. Fern, Cpl. Doyle C.
successful mission in the Aleutian Spivey, Cpl. Homer L. Mclnturff,
Islands under the command of Lt. Pfc. Robert E. Morris and Pfc.
Col. Marvin S. Zipp. Sanford Hirshfield.
Capt. Thomas P. Tallery, a
veteran of the Pacific war, is Clete (Boots) Poffenberger,
executive officer, and the ad- who never got along very well
jutant is First Lt. William E. with the Brooklyn Dodger man-
Garland, who is one of the few agement despite the fact that he
to have remained with the or- could throw a high hard one,-is
ganization since its inception, getting along better with the
The Intelligence officer is Capt. Marines at Parris Island, S. C.
Elmo P. York, formerly of the He's just made peefcee.
PX Opens Cleaning Shop
Three day cleaning service on uniforms is no longer
"out of this world" for Drew Field soldiers.
Yep, it's strictly GI in every way according to Captain
Donald F. Evans, assistant exchange officer, who announced
his week the opening of hasty
nd economical dry cleaning Uniforms must be taken next
service. door to the Main PX on Second
Prices will be as low, possibly Street between Avenues F and G.
ower, than those in the city. "We believe we can accommo-
Best of all, the soldier no longer date all soldiers and officers who
s required to pack his duds care to use our facilities," Cap-
Lowntown where five to seven- tain Evans said.
lay service exists. The shop is open every day.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
It's Never Dull At
569th SAW Bn.
Even Cat Earthy
By CPL. HANK GOODMAN
Things never get dull in the 569th.
If nothing else, there is at least a generous list of pro-
motions to carry the old reporter through the week. So
thumbing through the recent battalion special orders we
make some interesting discoveries.
Headquarters and Plotting Co. announces that Joyce
F. Shaw is now a sergeant; Eu-
gene F. Ayer, Blake L. Trumbull
and Carl I. Ziegler are now Bandsmen Ivade
T/4's, and Conrad Hess is a T/5.
First Reporting Co. has a new Dental Clid i=--
technical sergeant in William C. nta inc-
""Williams; new sergeants in Lewis .t to
E. Simpson and Edward J. Bas- -BuT to lay
sett; an additional T/4 in Ken-
neth K. Knightly; and a list of By S/SGT. JOHN F. SiUSZYNSKI
recent T/5's in Matthew D. Burns,
Frank P. Manera, Frank A. Puc- T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton is now
cio, Gerard Fortin, Leo Martinez back in full stride with his
and Ernest R. Strohl military routine. Sorry to
MORE CHEVRONS report that Ellie returned
From 2nd Reporting Co., we from his most recent furlough
learn that Sgt. John C. Battles
has just added his third stripe in much better condition than
and that over a dozen privates he did previously; in fact, the
and Pfc's have decorated their s l s so wl t
shirts with T/5 stripes. They sarge looks so wel that he's
are: Raleigh Bailey, Robert sitting for one of Sgt. Jerry
Bain,, Jerry J. Collins, Francis Sedlak's famous pastel mas-
T. De Andrea, Sigmund Deutch,
Nathan E. Hale, Thomas R. terpieces to preserve the
Hanlin, Donald E. Lawler, Dan- miracle for posterity.
iel R. Malloy, John F. Matzen,
Marvin A. Marault, Walter R. BETTMAN BETTER
Morris and Elzie F. Sloan. It looked for awhile as though
And what do we do besides get
promotions regularly? Well,
Headquarters and Plotting carried
on this week with a big beer bust
that turned out to be- a farewell
party for the. ground observer
More furloughs continued to
roll off the typewriter at per-
sonel. Going to Driftwood, Texas,
was Pvt. Truman -K. Cauthen,. and
even further west, on toward
Douglas, Ariz., was heading Sgt.:
Roberto C. Moreno.
Off in another direction, North
Stockholm, N. Y., went Pfc. James
T. Blair. Meanwhile 2nd Report-
ing's orderly room awaits the re-
turn of T/5 Clyde Gibbons, com-
pany clerk. While "Gibby" does
some fancy furloughing up in At-
lanta, Pfc. Bill Karn carries on-
at the old typewriter, dreaming
of a white Christmas up in Wis-
consin. So are we all!
For gig-proof haircuts, it's T/5
Jim Fraker's "clipjoint," where
Saturday inspections are given
that finishing touch that spells
For advice on the art of in-
dividual concealment (a must
on every good goldbrick's rou-
tine) consult 2nd Reporting's
camoufleur, Set. Merl E. Friz-
zelle, who now instructs at the
Base Camouflage School.
Merl's experience as a teach-
er goes back tf pre-war days,
when he taught at the Univer-
sity of Idaho and directed plays
in the university theater.
For repairs on amours see
T/5 James Liddell, who heads
personnel's new advice-to-the-
lovelorn bureau. It all started
when Sulphur Springs Ruby
got Jim on the phone and gave
him the old story about a 569th
G. I. she had met. The old
"heart specialist's" advice in her
case has proved invaluable.
When Pvt. Vern Swanson
phoned his one-year-old daughter
on her first birthday recently, the
conversation on the Minneapolis
end of the line was -merely a se-
ries of bewildered gurgles. Vern
thinks it's pretty great that his
little chatterbox had so much to
say... Pfc. Frank Roberts and
T/5 Albert Winfrey, on motor
..,,.1 ,q-..n,.A n -mw re un-,
the Band was moving into the.
Dental Clinic; however, the
truth is that it took half of our
mob to get Pfc. Waldo Bettman
into the dentist's chair and
when it was over, he took it
upon himself to console the
other patients in his "fatherly"
Private Eddy Munk of the
Smoky City Five will get a chance
to prove 'his golfing prowess on
Drew's new course. Incidentally,
"Munky" went to St. Pete last
week to see his old boss, Chas.
"Simon" Fair of Pittsburgh, about
a New Year's Eve job-such op-
timismh maybe he didn't mean
Mrs. Woodke has returned to
teaching school in Iowa, and Pfc.
Woolkie Woodke has moved back
into the Band Barracks. Mrs.
Woodke ought to be happy to
hear that Woolkie spends his eve-
nings studying and practicing on
the bass fiddle.
The 69'ers will be "launch-
ing" another dance orch soon-
the personnel includes Sgt.
Woody Harwick on drums, Cpl.
Joe Wright on trumpet, Pvt.
Art Carchedi on piano, and
Cpl. Sam Schiavone, Pfc. Gus
DeRidder and Pvt. Bob Budnik
on saxes. This combo will be
sharing some of the Deep
Sleepers, and Sgt. Gordon
Booth's Dance Orchs' chores at
the Service Club.
The 69th Army Air Forces
Band, in full force, journeyed all
the way to Tampa to aid in the
War Bond Drive during the past
week. The Court House and the
Tampa Theatre provided the set-
tings for our latest downtown
"musical" outbursts. None of the
gang was asked for his autograph,
but a couple of the guys did a
bit of "collecting" on their own.
Wonder if Cpl. Dee Clements
is really using his convalescence
furlough to learn to beat the
drum with his left foot, as he
promised he would?
Wrapped Free For
Drew Field Men
yuji uaiu &c..tLyr ,
witting midwives when a cat got
by their rigid vigilance and bore For the average GI who has
her kittens in one of the trucks. trouble overcoming butterfingers
Sgt. Gates, who found them the when wrapping Christmas gifts,
next morning, has earned a new help is coming.
title. He's currently known as: Beginning late next week, a
"Pop." special civilian staff will be
Sgt. Adrain "Artie" Shaw left working in building 14B-27, ready
2nd Reporting to become 1st Re- to assist soldiers wrap, insure and
portifig's acting first sergeant. mail yuletide gifts.
When approached on how he liked. The new service, another com-
his new job, he was so deeply ing from Drew Field's Post Ex-
involved in a pile of rosters that changes, will continue until mid-
he could issue no statement for December, according to Capt.
the press. We wait with bated Donald F. Evans, assistant ex-
breath! change officer.
Who's th' Filly?
From 551 SAW Co.
By CPL. SAMUEL COCHRANE
Next time you're over by
the 551st at 5th & M, drop in
and take a gander at the
Philadelphia fill y whose
photo Sgt./Maj. Bornstein
has. A brunette, Shirley's in
a costume of which there's
not too much of and does
quite a pleasing job of drap-
ing herself over a fence. Nice
eyes! (Editor's note: do you
mean a horse?)
Even though you're not in-
clined to give out military se-
crets it might be a good idea to
heed the "Silence," "Don't TalK"
poster on the front of Geo:rge
Vafier's desk if you intend ap-
proaching Hq's Ist/Sgt. willin
the next few days. The Brooklyn
boy has returned from furlough
He needs a few days of quiet.
For a Found-A-Million-Dollar-
Baby possibility, there's Lieuten-
ant Gilbert who shows us some
$10.00 worth of sundry 5 and- 10
items and gives that as his rea-
son for spending two hours at
one counter in the local Wool-
worth's. After observing AJG's
dexterity with the damsels out
at Egypt's Lake Beach House,
call it "A likely story!"
That streak you saw whizzing
through the water toward the
refuge of St. Pete's shore about
3:30 Sunday afternoon was no
stray torpedo but S/Sgt. Crusco.
And he's still hunting for the
guy who assured him that jelly
fish don't bite.
It seems that Joe has a few
mercurochrome patches to prove
Glamour note: Walley Hoff-
man, the guiding "spirit" of
mail for the 551st, has just an-
nounced, somewhat excitedly,
the arrival of a Hollywood-
postmarked letter for Co. A.
Further, it's from Dorothy La-
mour. Climax! It's addressed
to Moe Brasky.
Just in case you're ever hitch-
ing a ride Clearwater way and a
Shiny Packard stops to pick you
up, here are a few facts concern-
ing the lady at the wheel, gleaned
from Bertola. Definitely of the
3 score and 10 vintage, the lady
knows only one gear-high.
She also has some ideas about
cops. Afer careening along for
some 10 miles at 85 per, Joe re-
minded her of the elementary
possibility that the cops might
arrest her. "Yes," she giggled
"-if they catch up with me" and
away she sped.
497th Sq. Names LaPierre
Soldier of Week as Swim
At St. Pete Features Girl
By PVT. ED M. OGDEN
This week your writer has chosen Clifford James La-
Pierre as "Soldier of the Week."
In Fort Edward, N. Y., on December 25, 1916, there was
general celebration in the LaPierre family for Shorty had
just arrived. It was indeed a time for celebration, as Mr.
and Mrs. LaPierre had always wanted a boy after having
twin daughters a few years before.
MRS. MARY BARFIELD hangs
the chart on the wall at the
Sub Depot headquarters. As
secretary to Lt. Col. L. T.
Rogers, it will be her job to
catalogue all War Bond pur-
chases, urging the mercury up
to the ultimate 100% mark at
By 2nd SAW For
Old Radio Tubes
A couple of old radio tubes
won't be of much. use to you,
but they'll be manna from
heaven to the Second Training
The battalion's new radio
school sends forth an urgent
plea for old radios, or their va-
rious parts, to use for training
Old coils, condensers, tubes,
or any other radio parts will be
most gratefully accepted. Talk
yourself into parting with those
old radio pieces you've never
built into a new -adio.
Then contact Lieutenant
Adams, S-3 Section, 2nd Train-
ing Battalion, phone 326. Then,
pat yourself on the back-
you've given a future radio man
Yanks Shoot Propaganda
SICILY. -(CNS)- The Yanks
in the Sicilian campaign stuffed
messages into hollow mortar-like
shells and looped them over the
enemy lines. "You'd better give
up," the messages read.
Medical Supplies Purchased
CHAPLAINS OF DREW Field contributed $84, Ihe price of
a Garand rifle, last week, but earmarked the money for pur-
chase of medical supplies. Chaplain Carl W. Hewlett (left)
presents check for the medical aids to Lieut. Col. Jay F.
Gamel, Base surgeon. Looking on are (top row) (haplains
Edwin R. Kimbrough, Oscar E. Link, Morton C. Fierman,
Francis L.oAuer, John I. Perkins, Clarence H. Eller; (middle
row) Luther L. Price, Vernon R. Bliss, Ralph W. Gwin, Otho
L. Sullivan and F. J. Landolt. To Col. Garnel's left is Lieut.
Col. William E. Fillmore, Base executive officer.
In his junior year of high
school, it was pitcher Clifford
James LaPierre, who pitched his
team to the championship of t"
Northern Conference League .
Northeastern New York State.
In 1937 he followed his
father's footsteps and went to
work for the International
Paper Co. in Fort Edwards.
However, baseball still had a
terrific attraction for Shorty,
so for the next four si mmers he
played semi-pro ball in his
spare time. The first summer
he pitched for the International
Paper Company team, and then
during the following summers
Shorty pitched and played left
field for the Glens Falls, N. Y.,
"Lerks," and the Hudson Falls
It was on June 2, 1942, that
Shorty joined the colors. After
about six weeks basic training at
Miami Beach, and a short stay at
Daniel Field, Shorty arrived at
MacDill Field and was assigned
to drive a crash truck. On Feb-
ruary 18, 1943, Shorty came to
Drew Field, and went right to
work in the Orderly room of the
TAKES A WIFE
However, while Shorty was at
MacDill, cupid was at work with
his bow and arrow, for on Jan.
28, 1943, Miss Catherine Peters
and Shorty were married in Tam-
pa. Shorty's marriage was not
one of the typical fly-by-night
war marriages, for Mrs. LaPierre
was Shorty's boyhood sweetheart
back in school at Fort Edward.
Last Tuesday your writer and
several other members of 497 en-
joyed a delightful trip to St. Pe-
tersburg. Lt. Rothschild was in
charge, while Pvt. Taylor acted
as swimming instructor. While
anchored in our boat off St. Pe-
tersburg Beach, Pvt. Taylor dem-
onstrated life saving holds and
the use of the barracks bag as a
life preserver. However, the big
event of the day was not the
water instruction or the fishing,
but when 110 pounds of feminine
beauty swam out to the boat and
clambered aboard. Needless to
say the boat trip was really a
morale booster, and everyone re-
turned with a fresh outlook on
Cpl. Tom Livingston of Intelli-
gence, back from furlough spent
at Hastings, Neb., reports that the
swimming is great in the Platte
River, but seeing your girl is
even better. When asked about
the railroad trip out and back, all
Dr. Livingston could mutter was,
"Women, Women, Women."
Sgt. Eddie Johnson of Arm-'-
ments seems to have had a rik.-
roaring time on his furlough at
his home in Alexandria, La. Eddie
did some bird hunting, went to a
couple parties, and topped his va-
cation off by going to a strip
tease in New Orleans. "Damn
sure had a good time" are the
sergeant's own words, so he really
must have enjoyed himself.
In Communications, Pfc. Cra-
ven left on furlough for Chi-
cago, while Pfc. Skiha took off
for Bayonne, N. J. Both Leon-
ard Bryne and R. E. White have
been promoted to corporal.
George Stutzman and Jessie
Jones, both of Maintenance,
were promoted to corporal,
while their colleague, Harry
Noah, added another stripe, so
he is now sergeant. Also from
Tech Supply, comes news that
it is now Cpl. Schenttler and
Sgt. Takach. Congratulations
to all the men.
Apologies of the week go to
T/Sgt. Slightam of Madison, Wis.
The latest report is that he didn't
marry "Minnie;" she left him at
the altar. However, the sergeant
isn't one to quit. He now has a
girl lined up who is better than
ever. That's the old squadron
try we like to see!
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
It'll cost you an extra $100 Bond to look him in the eye!
HE'S AN AMERICAN SOLDIER
Some day, if God is with him, he'll come home.
And when he does, you'll get the biggest thrill of
your life if you can look him squarely in the eye
and say, "I couldn't help you fight-but 1 did ev-
erything in my power to help you win!"
There's only one way you can say that .. honestly
say it. And that is to help him win now. .. when
he needs all the help you can give him. Today's
particular job for you is to scrape together every
AIR BASE AREA CO-IIIAND
HEADQUARTE DREW FIELD
office of the Area Co"nTAPA FLRIDA.
In Reply Refer To:
DF 018.1 (14 Sep 43)
SUBJECT: Third War personnel Dewrive.
TO: Allility ad Civilian taters onel of rew. ar ield. an
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has reached the uosts of Fortress naYrope n.
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already that e ust do moar bond i as mc a weapon
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nd nb re weapon efuse to lend them bayonets?
seas see W would nou EINC hief has ask ding
as a bayonet.Co aer- during
president aon eXtra $(io00 war
tour lea oe allof you-.to
each of us As our reply to that, I ask YRight now.
this drive. beinuying~ that bond today sight now.
hs eobuo or to .ntru that little extra that will count
5. Lets give oury ney or
o much. Let's nd our c u ey or those .11 give their lives.
Let's buy War Bonds now MELVIN B. ASP,
Colonel, Air Corps Cormanding.
dollar you can-and buy an extra $100 worth of
War Bonds! That's your job in the 3rd War Loan!
It's not enough to buy your regular amount of
Bonds. It has to be more. It has to be an extra
buy-a little more pressure for the shoulder that's
against the wheel.
REMEMBER THIS-you aren't giving your money.
You're lending it to the government for a while.
And you're making the best investment in the
Fill in YOUR third war loan pledge blank
printed below on this page and turn it is to
the Third War Loan representative for your .
F--------- -- -------- --
PURCHASE PLEDGE, THIRD WAR BOND DRIVE
Drew Field, Tampa, Florida, September 1943.
Captain E. B. Dailey
War Bond Officer
Headquarters Annex Bldg.
Please enter my pledge in the Third War Bond Drive for
the purchase of bonds of
(number) ($25, $50, $100)
denomination. I will purchase the bonds on or before
September 30, 1943, at the Base Finance Office.
(name) (organization or section).
L_ -- --- --------------_
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Friday, September 17, 1943.
COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP
Air Base Area Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity,
published each Friday in the interest of the officers and
enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circular 55. 1943. under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42. dated September 7. 1942,
Subject: Publication of Post. Camp and Unit Newspapers.
Major Chester K. Delano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt. Joseph H. McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in
Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and
"B" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone, exten-
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St Petersburg Times]
VOLUME 2-NUMBER 28
MAKE YOURSELF SOME DOUGH
For the third time since the start of the
war, Uncle Sam asks for financial aid
to help beat the enemy. He's asking
for money because he needs it. Our
fighting men and our Allies' fighting men
can't lick Hitler, Hirohito et al. unless
they have the tools. Tools cost money,
and that's where we come into the picture.
And we don't want for an answer that
whining excuse, "We're fighting the war,
why should we pay for it?"
Brother, that's the corniest line we've
ever heard. Stop to think: When you in-
vest your dough in war bonds you're help-
ing old Uncle buy equipment that he is-
sues to you. In other words, you're help-
ing to equip yourself. But you're not
paying for that equipment. Please notice
that in the second sentence of this para-
graph we used the verb "invest."
That's just what we meant. No, you're
not paying for the war. You're lending
your money to your country, and Uncle
Sam will pay you good interest for borrow-
ing it. Get practical, buddy. You make on
the deal. And when you're mustered out
when victory is ours, that nest egg of ac-
cumulated war bonds will look plenty good.
Between last July 1 and the end of this
year, it will cost us approximately $50,000,-
000,000 to equip our men and take care of
other war expenditures. That's about $2
a day for every man, woman and child in
the U. S. During the three weeks of the
Third War Loan Floridians are expected
to raise $117,000,000. Captain E. B. Dailey,
Drew Field War Bond officer, said the
quota for Florida Federal employes was
30 per cent of their September salary.
Let's take a look at what a few war
items cost. All of you are familiar with
these items, but did you ever stop to think
just what they cost? Cartridges cost 3
cents each. Not much, eh? We use them
by the millions. Your steel helmets cost
from $1.05 to $4 apiece. Multiply that item
by the millions of men in service and the
tremendous cost picture will start taking
shape. Macline-guns cost from $275 to
$930, and we have thousands of them. Air-
planer now being turned out at the rate
of about 7,000 a month, cost from $3,000 to
$500,000 apiece. The C. 0. D. price of a
single warship runs into the millions.
Your head reeling with figures? Got
enough? Well, Uncle Sam hasn't. That's
why he's calling on you. Yes, you, and
you, and you right down to the last
'private in the last rank. He wants to give
you some return on your money, just as
he is giving you a decent life, liberty and
happiness. You don't let down a guy like
Just a moment before you toss this to
the floor to the accompanying crack, "Bal-
lyhoo." Remember that now you are given
the opportunity of lending your money.
It could be-as millions of people on other
continents have found. out-that you did
not have any money, not only for lending
but for nothing at all no money for
cigarettes, for a drink, yes, not even for a
piece of bread.
Lend it now and get it back plus
interest when victory is ours and you're
ready to settle down with the one who's
been sending you those sugar reports. Get
hep, buddy, and save yourself some dough.
WHAT! ANOTHER WAR BOND DRIVE?
Jrom Our Chap*lain-
'By CHAPLAIN FRANCIS L. AUER
ORDERS FOR THE DAY
When Jesus walked the earth it was to a soldier that
He first gave the highest praise: "Such Faith I have not
seen in Israel." At His death upon Mount Calvary another
soldier spoke the words: "Truly, this must be the Son
The soldier with his military gave you this sense of honor and
training is alert to recognize and decency. It is your conscience.
to respect authority. 'When he He expects you to make your
comes into the presence of a supe- moral life just as precise as you
rior officer it makes a difference make your military one. His
to him. He salutes and stands regulations are to be respected
at attention. He never passes by and obeyed.
carelessly. He is trained to no-
tice authority and to salute his Religious Services
officers. Religious Servces
So when a soldier realizes that At Drew Field
he is a creature in the presence
of His Creator, that he is a man CATHOLIC MASSES: Sunday,
in the presence of His God, then 8:00 a.m., chapel No. 2; 9:00 a.m.,
his reaction is soldierlike. Chapel No. 2 and Theater No. 3;
This Maker of ours has given 11:30 a.m., Chapel No. 4; 6:30 p.m.,
and gives us orders for doing Chapel No. 2. Weekdays, 7 a.m.,
good and avoiding evil. We Chapel No. 4. Every day but Tues.
know the Ten Commandments, and Sat.; 6:30 p.m., Chapel No. 2
engraved on two tablets of stone every day but Wed.
-also engraved on the fleshy JEWISH SERVICES: Friday
tablets of our hearts. They are 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m.
the orders for the day. The sol- PROTESTANT S E R VICE S:
dier obeys them for they are 10:30 a.m. at all chapels on Sun.;
"Orders"-"God's Orders." Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Chapels Nos.
REGULATIONS 3 and 4.
It often happens that an order
given will be referred to as Excerpts Taken
"Army Regulations." You may
never see or know the ones who From Sold
compiled these Army Regulations, rom S
but just try to ignore them and
see what happens. It is this Notebook
strict justice of Army life that
makes it so easy for a good sol-
dier to be a good Christian. You Blood is a juice of very spec-
know what to do and you don't ial kind-Goethe
dare omit it. It is the result of Discontent is the want of self-
training and discipline. It is reliance-Emerson.
more than that-it appeals to a A man is in ill case when he
man's sense of honor, must use a friend-Euripides.
You would be ashamed to be The coin that buys the exact
found neglecting your duty. This truth has not yet been minted
sense of honor is even greater -Forster
than your fear of reprisals. God n,,r ., *h t ,.oht ha v.
By BOB HAWK
1. Do eggs in the shell absorb
2. Is it correct to say that you
bought some delicatessen for din-
3. If you're buying a can of
tomato juice, how can you tell
how many cups you'll get out of
it without opening the can?
4. When a woman who is in the
service marries, may she wear a
regular wedding gown or must
she wear her uniform?
5. What is the difference be-
tween straw and hay?
6. Give a simplified version of
the following sentence: Some
pussy willows penetrated the pro-
boscises of a pack of ponderous
pachdyderms and provoked pan-
1 7. You've heard the expression,
"Oh, twiddle-twaddle." One of
the meanings of the word is to
walk uncertainly. What does
twiddle twaddle mean?
8. Are both male and female
dogs accepted for war dog train-
ing in the K-9 Dog Corps?
9. VWhich is nearer the center
of the earth-Main or Texas?
10. What is the difference be-
tween a scapula and a spatula?
(Answers on Page 9.)
thrilled dead bosoms-Meredith
The poet is the mediator be-
tween the world of reality and
As a jewel of gold in a
swine's snout, so is a fair
woman which is without dis-
"To everything there is a,
And a time to every purpose
under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time
A time to plant, and a time
to pluck up that which is
A time to kill, and a time to
A time to weep, and a time
A time to mourn and a time
A time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones to-
A time to embrace, and a time
to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek and a time to
A time to keep and a time
to cast away;
A time to rend and a time
A time to keep silence, and a
time to speak;
A time to love and a time to
A time for war, and a time
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.
"I'm fighting for"-
What am I fighting for? Surely not because
a questionnaire mustered me into the service.
Certainly not because the political bigwigs tell
me that "our way of life is threatened" by the
protagonists of the "new order." Certainly not
for glory, or for an emblem of "deed well done."
I'm not fighting to restore the "old way of life,"
or to create a new way of life for the subjuge
countries of the world. For what then? Wh
I remember the day I left home for
Army. Mom, Dad and Sis were at the station.
The mayor was there, too. Yes, Mayor Jones;
that was a great speech he made. I remember
how it went. "Our boys will conduct themselves
gallantly, bravely, as their fathers did 28 years
before them." Did he know?
Who am I? I'm a soldier in a foxhole-my
home sometimes for days at a time. I'm a sailor
on board some ship, many miles from home. I'm
a parachutist, descendant upon some strange
battlefield, or, perhaps a flyer, intent, as I scan
the skies for enemy aircraft. Oftentimes, for
a few minutes just before contact with the
enemy countless thoughts flash through my
mind. Why am I here in a foxhole? 'What am
I doing on this ship? Why am I suspended in
midair? Is it I up here in the clouds? Why?
Why? Why? For honor? I doubt it. Glory? I
don't think so. For prestige? Hardly. Home?
Home-the privilege to speak and act as I
please, not to be ordered around like so many
cattle on a field. The right to choose a God of
my own selection. The right for happiness-
not suspicion. The right to do the commonplace
things-like "booing" the Dodgers-or, going to
a movie-or, like going fishing. Home! That's
what I'm fighting for.
JOSEPH F. COVIELLO, Pvt.
It would make a lot of GI's happy if there
was some place on the Base where they could
get a cup of coffee before 10 o'clock in the
morning. Lots of times when we have a day
off, we'll miss breakfast in favor of a little
more sleep, then have to wait for the Service
Club cafeteria to open, or wait our turn on the
six-cup Silex at the only PX we know that
While on the subject of things we'd like to
have, why not a hot dog and hamburger stand?
Just got a letter from my sweetie, saying
she'll spend her "two weeks with pay" right
here in sunny (?) Florida with yours truly.
Luckily, I had read your article in the Echoes
telling of the swell accommodations at the Guest
House, so I made a quick trip to the Service
Club, where Miss Leland promised to see that
she had the best room at the Guest House for
her first three days.
However, in my excitement I forgot to fire
most of the necessary questions at Miss Leland,
so I'm passing them on to you: First, what hap-
pens when I've kissed her at the station? Can
we hop a ride on a G. I. bus, even if she's not
a WAC? When we finally make it to Drew,
what about the bogey-man at the East Gate?
Where do I get a pass to get her to the Guest
House? And, after her three days at the Guest
House are gone and she's moved to town, where
will she get a pass which will get her in to
some of the dances and parties on the field?
CORPORAL JOHNNY BAXTER
Whew, Baxter, take it easy-one po.
at a time, please. Yes, you can ride out
on the Drew Field bus with no trouble at
all. Once at the gate, she is signed in as
a Guest House guest. She gets a pass for
those three days upon arrival at the Guest
House. Once you've moved her into town,
she can get through the gate without dif-
ficulty as long as you're waiting there for
her. Have a good time!-Ed.
Dear Pfc. Preston:
The Editor, Drew Field Echoes.
I suppose I'm going to sound rather senti-
mental, but my most pleasant memory of Fort
Oglethorpe, Georgia, where I took my basic
training, is that of the bugle call "Taps" floating
across the drill field to my barracks each night.
My father, who was an Army man for many
years, often reminisced about the soft notes of
the bugle lulling the camp into slumber.
Here at Drew we are a little startled each
evening at eleven p.m. by "Taps" pealing from
a trumpet. Wouldn't it be just as easy to use
a gentle bugle version on the loud-speaker sys-
tem? Perhaps a trumpet is in keeping with a
streamlined war, but "Taps" played on the bugle
is a pretty important Army tradition.
PFC. MILDRED PRESTON
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
903d QM Renovates Office; 2nd SAW Sprouts
Floors Bright as Mess Kit New Company;
By CPL. ALLAN HARLAN
The QM office building is undergoing complete floor reno- W iley Is Topkick
vation. Desks, chairs, officers and clerks, in huddles every-
where. Space at a premium. The floor sander's screeching
vibrations gradually work their way into every room and The newly organized Hq.
temperament. and Hq. Co. has taken form
However, patience brings its keeps a diary, probably because and right from the start has
reward, with attractiveno one thinks it's worth while functioned smoothly and effi-
reward, with attractive floors Years from now you'll find your-
everywhere. Look into Major self in a reminiscent mood. If ciently.
Reynold's office for the example, you save your copy of Drew A great deal of credit for
but don't slip on the wax while Field Echoes-send one home
admiring your reflection, each week to kee --you'll have the co-operation existing be-
a written and pictorial record of tween the CO and the enlist-
BEAUTIFUL OHIOArmy days at Drew. And your ed men goes to Lt. James for
ep-Tfc. Edward Donahue has re- 903rd Column will recall many
f led from furlough, Maynard, incidents that would otherwise be his ability to handle men and
L, ass., his home. We learned that forgotten. his qualities of leadership; and
"Majorie" doesn't rate with him iss Aileen Mitchell, for- the hard working st Sgt.
like she usta. Tell us more, Ed Miss Ai een Mitchell, for- Wiley.
.. Sgt. John Hiltenbeitel returns merely of P & C, later trans- Lt. Sinclair has been appointed
from Cincinnati, Ohio. Wonder if ferred to Fiscal, Base Hqs, be- Special Service Officer for the
the food andmusic in the Restau- came the bride of Sgt. Robert 2nd Training Battalion. He is
rant Continental, Hotel Nether- Cane, of Special Service, Sara- very conscientious and takes a
lands Plaza, is as delightful as sincere interest in the problems
ever? sota, previously of 3rd Fighter of the enlisted men. Plans are
It is presumably a barrack Command, Drew Field. The in the making for ways and means
insnction of the type calcu- wedding took place in St. An- of entertaining the men, and in-
teresting announcements will be
lated to catch us with our pants drew's Episcopal church, Tam- made in the very near future.
down They were A pa, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Those in
brief alarm was noised around attendance from the QM were: certain 2nd Lte in the
and early Saturday, Lt. Rough- Miss Amaker, looking too, too Sh1 Sectloa whose b ame i
ton and the 1st Sarge, pencil in stunning in black, accompanied hlo gt Hayes has "een trying
hand, strode through. From out- by debonair Corporal Heslop, eHa Eyes" to work in
hand, strode through. From out- by debonair Corporal Heslop, that section? Maybe he'll for-
ward appearance things were in Miss Beadie Steinburg, Mrs. t e nhde
fair order-passable, but what Ruby Bend, Mrs. Guard, Miss got her when he gets a desk.
they salvaged from behind Francis Householder, Mrs. Daisy We hear that T/5 Francis T.
clothes, ledges and shelves was Hulme, Miss Elsie Buerke, Miss Buchinsky of Co. B is dining at a
amazing: canes, brooms, hair Beth Buerke, and Miss Han- private home in town every Sun-
oil, soap powder, flakes, books, cock accompanied by Lt. Tay- day. Is it love or is it a weakness
razors, talcum, papers, letters, lor Moore. Congratulations and for home cooking, or both?
and lastly, a violin. Although a best wishes to the newlyweds. COMPANY A NEWS
bulletin came out listing sev-
eral prominent names, no one Pfc. Stewart Swanson has just Over at Company A there seems
was restricted. However, this returned from a wonderful three to be an acute housing shortage.
is undoubtedly a fair warning, day vacation, spending part of To relieve it, canteen cups are
the time at Hendricks Field, Se- used-by baby frogs. That's what
Now that T/5 Mickey McGuire bring, Fla., visiting with a buddy the boys find out when they
is on furlough we've been watch- located there. He enjoyed his thirstily extend their tin cups to
ing to see just who would keep five-hour ride in a Fortress im- be filled with a refreshing iced
attractive Beth Buerke company mensely. From there, Swanson drink at the mess hall, because
(Administrative Section), but headed for Daytona Beach and it's then when said froglets hop
haven't noticed any new ones. reports the beach is what it is out of the goblets and right into
Step up, you timid soldiers! claimed to be, but the ocean was the puss of some long-suffering
Take a tip! No one in the 903rd too rough for swimming. K. P.
501 'At Ease' for Month
By CPL. JIM KILLINGSWORTH
We really don't expect anyone to believe it but
501st SAWR Headquarters has actually stayed in one place
for almost a month now without an order to move. Of
course, the whole office probably has moved twice between
the time this is written and the day Echoes is printed, so
perhaps we're talking out of turn.
Anyway, things are settle
parative peace and quiet you
might expect in a combination
hornet's nest and boiler factory,
and some of the boys are at long
last getting a good night's sleep
since the office went off the
seven-day week schedule and
eliminated most of the night
And take it from us ... a bunch
of hard-working guys are getting
a well-deserved day off a week
riow that the "graveyard" and
p'ing" shifts have been sus-
WORKED TWO SHIFTS
Fellows like S/Sgts. Frank Si-
monetti and Eddie Daub, T/Sgt.
Rus Tittle, and Cpls. Done Lewis
and Alvin Aungst, to mention
just a few, have been on the job
16 hours a day for too long .
working two of the three round-
the-clock shifts that were in
vogue during the recent deluge
of work. To "recuperate" Frank
left his desk this week for a fur-
lough to Grand Junction, Colo.-
the greatest spot in the country,
he says, and Eddie leaves early
in October for a visit home.
And speaking of furloughs,
some of the lucky lads include:
Pvt. William Howe left on La-
bor Day for a long-delayed fur-
lough out Louisiana way. .
Pvt. Ray Sutton left Wednes-
day of this week for his home
in Springfield, Ill., and prob-
ably already is tasting the fried
chicken he has been looking
forward to. Ray has con-
vinced his wife Clearwater is
really wonderful, and she is go-
ing to drive back with him .
lucky fellow Pvt. Mel Mc-
Clure also left Wednesday,
headed for the smoky city of
Pittsburgh, where, we under-
ing down into the same com-
stand, a certain girl friend is
going to occupy most of his
time-his fiance no less.
Pvt. Klaus Fels left Monday
morning for New York on an
emergency furlough-we're all
hoping everything turns out okeh.
. S/Sgt. Joe Kalenik is back
from New Joisey no, it isn't
true that Joe signed with the
Chicago Bears to play pro foot-
ball (what a center he'd make!)
. he is going to continue to
"play ball" for his Uncle Sam on
that "long term contract" we all
signed yea, brother!...
S/Sgt. Eddie Gamble, better
known as 501st's Superman (from
those "a-l" vitamin pills his wife
gives him) is due for his furlough
any day now-enjoy it, Ed .
Cpl. Ermil Richardson, just re-
covered from a serious case of
sun poisoning, is spending his
precious few days at home in Illi-
Followers of Captain Jack on
the comic pages (whyinell doesn't
that lug get wise to himself and
marry up with that lush Cindy?)
have used one of the strip's char-
acters as a nickname for one of
the little charmers in S-1. Per-
sonally, we don't agree with the
lads, 'cause the lady in question
deserves better than the handle
"Fat Stuff" (honest, we think you
do, Alice) and for that rea-
son, we aren't going to divulge
Prettiest pin-up girls at
Drew.. you'll find them busy
at the Remingtons these days
at 501st Headquarters. Don't be-
lieve it? Well, just keep the
orbs peeled in the direction of
the AW Reporter, where you
will find our lassies displayed
prominently under such catchy
headings as "Drew Darling"
and "Morale Builder-Upper."
The first was Norma Mayo, the
"Darling" who worked in S-1
until recently and whose, en-
gagement to Capt. Otto Glasser,
S-1 officer at 501st until his re-
cent transfer, has been an-
And next it was pretty little
Diane Phillips, who brightens the
area in the vicinity of Lt. Greene's
desk and is undoubtedly one of
the reasons Clearwater is so pop-
ular these days. And we have
some more nominations for pin-
up girls just in case there
are any doubters!
LEAVES FOR ASTP
A bit belated to be sure, but it's
au revoir and good wishes to Sgt.
Charley Roseman, who left re-
cently for ASTP training at Stet-
son College. Charley held down
the "swing shift" in the Special
For two or three days now all
the lads and lassies are including
the word "graveyard" into the
conversation every time they're
in the vicinity of S/Sgt. Dick
Driver. And try as we might to
shed some light on the mysterious
subject, it still remains a deep,
dark secret and every time
Dick hears the word, the topic
of conversation is rapidly turned
into other channels. We under-
stand S/Sgt. Tittle knows more
than meets the eye and 'tis
said Dick has a very pertinent re-
buttal up his sleeve. More about
this next week.
JUST IN PASSING
If anybody can think of a novel
way of raising the necessary funds
to finance an October furlough
in Seattle, Wash., please get in
touch with Russ Holt of the Spe-
cial Orders section everyone
missed Pauline (don't call me
Polly) Wright Monday. ... Cpl.
Ray Hopper is through spotting
anybody 30 pins in a bowling
game, and he's going to play
snooker from scratch in the fu-
ture-aren't you Ray and we
think it's high time Doris Pierson
gets a stripe (by proxy, at least)
for the smooth way S/Sgt. John
Taylor's Locator Files section
operated while he was chasing
prisoners awhile back.
HERE IT IS, somewhere around two o'clock in the
morning again. Strange how thoughts come to you when
every one else is in bed. I just couldn't get to sleep. Think-
ing. Oh, it can happen to me! I was thinking about the
length of time I had been in the Army, and the changes
that have taken place. Not only around us ... but ourselves.
You're a different guy and I know I am. Wonder how
we are going to adjust ourselves when this crap game is all
over? When you see some of the fellas just tearin' around
living today that's all mightn't it be a good idea
to think a little about after the war? What are you going to
do? You know you are going to guide your life pretty
much the way that you are living it now. Some of us better
put on the brakes and do a little thinking. Hell, this thing
just ain't going to last forever they always come to an
end. It might be interesting to know what some of you birds
plan to do with yourselves when you get home. I'd like to
hear .. it might help me out.
Been doin' some looking' on while the mysterious WAC
does her what ever she does to the guys she picks. Funny,
but everyone seemed to be a good looking' guy. Her motto
"Get the man .. we can get him clean clothes later." (OK,
you punk. insert.) (We're insertin', Adam. That WAC
hasn't picked you yet, your clean clothes and all.-Ed.)
THEY SAY that the rainy season is over and that these "little"
showers now are just local storms. (It's the stormy month, you
know.) Well, all I have to say is, "This state's C. of C. is one of the
greatest in the world." Just local showers. You still have to take
the ferry to eat.
HOW DO YOU like the civilian who comes into the PX after
you have been waiting in line for seventeen minutes and hollers
for a bottle of milk (and gets it) for a dime? How do you like
the soldier who breezes into any store in town and hollers for a
bottle of milk (and doesn't get it till the gal is darned good
and ready to give it to him; half the size of the PX number) and
then pays twice the amount of money for it? Funny, huh? Some
things are kinda hard to understand. "Help the soldier give
him a break" (or is. that ."break him?")
FOOTBALL SEASON starting pretty soon up North. Wonder
what they will use for men this year? If Army wanted to .... it
could have a pretty fair kind of a team this season. If they would
do it I'd offer to handle the booking.
HAVE YOU BEEN to a War Dept. Theater lately? Have you,
too, had the ticket man take your cardboard and hand you an MR
for a Mae West? It seems that the water situation in the Number
Two Theater is a little out of hand, and that is the reason for the
"Learn to Swim" routine which has been prevalent on the Base the
JUST LEFT a swell party for a swell fellow. Sgt. OZ White-
head is going up North. (New York, as a matter of fact) to take part
in the Air Forces' latest big show. The gang at his office threw
him a honey the other night. Talent was splashing all over the
place, and the stuff was good. Understand that it took some trouble
to get the greenskeeper down from Rocky Point, but there he was,
big as a fairway. The party was a success. OZ recited some of his
choicest things, and the gang gave him a lovely writing tablet. All
in all ... a swell night .. a swell guy.
ONE OF THE best known officers on the Base, Maj. Chester
K. Delano, is on leave. This poor individual is taking the first time
away from the stable he runs over on Eighth Street, in over a
year. Anyone who can work in Special Service, let alone run it for
over a year without absence (leave or hospital) is a good man.
P. S.: He is.
WALKING THROUGH TOWN the other day, and I started to
wonder just where the GIs go on a day off. Ever think of the possi-
bilities at some of the resorts that really aren't too distant? There
are some awfully nice places, and the tariffs well, it ain't the
war debt. Some of the beaches around here can give you a nice day,
and a beneficial one, too. The sun can do a lot for a guy (to him
also). Besides there is not the hangover that bottled sunshine gives
off. (So what if you do get burned it's free.)
EVER WALK AROUND an air base at night? I mean real late
at night? You wonder what anyone could possibly be doing in an
office at three in the morning (then someone asks me what I was
doing.) It takes a lot of people a lot of time to do a lot of things
on a big base doesn't it? (Ever tried to get promoted?)
HAD A RIDE TODAY in one of those "pre-war" cars. (I still
think that he meant the last war.) I swear, every time he went
around a corner, the wheels did nip ups, and the left rear door
opened. Each time the horn sounded the brakes screeched and we
came to a sudden halt. Put the thing in first gear, you got your
pants pressed, your neck massaged, and a steam bath. When he said,
"Want a lift?" I didn't think that he meant it. Fourteen feet straight
up in the air! (It wasn't a Buick.)
HOW LONG DO WE HAVE to have WACs on the base before
those lurid guys with the long dog-like fangs stop drooling at the
sight of them? The poor boobs! Picture six feet of man I mean
real tough stuff with a bottle of 3.2 in one hand and an ice cream
cone in the other (it's a mystery to me) and down the street comes
one of our sisters. Bar! The lid's off! The muscle man starts acting
like seventeen months in the Aleutians, and people laugh (not with
him). Why can't some guys grow up? I'll admit I never have, but
I have gland trouble!
EVER WATCH THE PHOSPHORUS in the water between here
and St. Petersburg at night? It looks like a million and one little
lights doing all sorts of crazy things all over the water. (Do I sountt
just a little like something I shouldn't?) OK .then it does look
like a fried egg in technicolor.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
Third FC Hovey
Doubles Up Feet;
Vets Pass Mark
By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Third FC Ordnance's happy Jack Hovey recently in-
vested a couple of bucks in a pair of new tennis shoes.
Returning to the barracks, he opened the package. To the
surprise of his many onlookers, all discovered that Jack
received two right foot shoes. Fit you, pal?
Old-timers: T/Sgt. Herm Bar-
tels, S/Sgt. Earl Duncan and Sgt.
Joe Rarus, all passed their second
GI milestone last week.
Hello and good-bye. It's hello
to new stenogs, Miss Kitty Ann
Sweat, in the Inspectors' Section,
and Mrs. Ethel R. Heit, in A-4.
It's good-bye, to Woody Mellott,
Bill Whitley, Bob Lyon, Hollis
Bunn and Paul Wilson, all trans-
ferred from our happy home.
Elsewhere in this issue, you'll
find the announcement of the re-
cent marriage of Lt. Edwarg F.
Bartl. Big news last Monday was
Betsy Wilson coming to work
wearing that engagement sparkler
from Capt. Crandall, C. O. of the
Herm Cohn and his Allison
Engine School stencils are try-
ing to snow Riddick and Guer-
cio under, at the mimeo shop.
Seen in the A-3 Section: Miss
Newman sewing a button on
Capt. Pearson's shirt while the
captain stood there immobile.
Only birthday for last week
that we can report was "Char-
lie" Taylor's. When's yours?
Major Muse and Ed Oke must
be having a contest seeing who
will surrender the most teeth to
the GI dentists. Looks like Ed's
ahead so far.
Inseparable trio: "Moon" Mul-
lins, "Blackie" Staiger and Vince
Espositio; find one and you'll find
the other two, even at Clear-
"HEY, YOU 4-F"
S/Sgt. John "Wolf" Wilson has
been keeping out of mischief by
working evenings at PX -No. l's
ice cream bar. A WAC, seeing
John, dressed in non-GI clothes,
just finishing with a customer,
shouted, "Hey you 4-F, how about
service?" (or words to that ef-
Just a plug for that new Amer-
ican Legion's Service Men's
Lounge, corner of Twiggs and
Tampa. It's really a dandy place
soft chairs and sofas, writing and
card tables, radio, magazines,
shower and a snack bar.
Squadron alumnus, Bob Kane,
now at Sarasota, and his Tampa
g. f., exchanged marriage vows
Seen at the Chowhouse. Joe
Hresko and Stan Dubowski eat-
ing from "blue plate specials,"
Kresge's best 25-cent dishes.
Excitement at the Annex was
the globe falling from the ceil-
ing and crashing-almost at the
surprised Mrs. Lawrence's feet.
Everybody ran to find an
amazed Mrs. L. gazing ceiling-
ward at the naked bulb.
Thursday night Frank Jones
was gabbing with WAC Mary
Pedron (her picture was in last
week's Echoes). Friday, we saw
her on KP. Don't worry, Frank,
it wasn't your fault, that's her
regular job, she's a cook.
We haven't been able to find
out from either Ray Harmon or
Bill Park what two things Claude
"Deacon" Waldrop is sweating out
prior to his approaching furlough.
Anyway, we hope he realizes
Don't forget, you can get Chap-
lain's T. S. slips (free interviews)
by calling "540," "370," "369,"
"541," or "542." Call any num-
ber, you'll find out.
Covering the Flight Section.
First question is directed to Joe
Pertuit: "Why won't you admit
that you did get married, Sarge?"
M/Sgt. "Tommy" Thomas has
temporarily laid up his blue Ply-
mouth in favor of that nice
maroon Chevvy .. .S/Sgt. Ship-
man left us recently with a
Brumley of 563rd
Given Orchid for
By CPL. JOHN FULCO
Flashin' around the 563rd
.. another joyous party has
been stored away in our me-
mories, the after effects still
lingering in all our heads ...
as I recollect, Lieutenant Orf
has an idea: Sgt. Brumley is
the best party promoter.
Results: big party and a bang-
Lieutenants Orf and Johnson
bent elbows with their men down
to the last drop. Lt. Minton sur-
prised the boys with his shrewd
card playing, Old Maid being his
specialty. Our new company com-
mander, Lt. Paul Hambay, really
got acquainted with his men and
we think they met with his ap-
Added details M/Sgt.
Hunzeger, T/Sgt. Bates and
S/Sgt. Smith getting their cal-
isthentics turning beer glasses
up T/5 McVay -and Cpl.
Ray dispatching beer to all the
boys Pfc. Taylor in an un-
usual talkative mood Cpl.
VGummy" Myers breaking in
his new China Clippers on the
fried mullet prepared by Sgt.
Brumley and his assistants, T/5
Horka and T/5 McGaffey .
T/5 Livingstone was combina-
tion janitor, beer distributor,
chauffeur and bouncer ... Ser-
geants Kalister and Cusick sit-
ting in their corners like chap-
erones S/Sgt. Kiser, T/4
Brundage and Cp. J. J. Smith
imitating the Ink Spots.
First Sergeant Faulkner is due
back from furlough soon. Sgt.
Brumley has handled his job well
during Faulkner's absence.
In the future every man will
wear his trousers after taking a
shower after the afternoon ath-
letic period. They may be caught
in the embarrassing position that
Cpl. Myers found himself the
other afternoon coming from the
latrine with only his GI bath
towel. The corporal didn't know
that the CO's wife calls for him
each night at the orderly room
through which the corporal has
Corporals Mazur, Myslicki
and Schuppman, along with our
adopted mess sergeant, Herman
About 4th SAW
By CPL. EUGENE G. HORTON
As the poor newsman scratches
his head and wonders what to
write, Herman speaks up.
"What's wrong, Pal, seems to
me the 4th Trg. Bn. is full of
juicy morsels this week."
SEES, HEARS ALL
"Well, there is that beer party
at the PX, you know about that
Without waiting for an an-
swer, Herman goes on:
"You should, seeing as you
were there along with Shultz,
Tubbs, Sorenson, Butler and
Okuzka. Don't tell me you
don't recall Sgt. Tubbs letting
his hair down and telling us
about his Pennsylvania rela-
"And the clean-up man com-
ing around, taking one look at
the table, then muttering, 'Wait
till I go dump my wheelbar-
row, there's a whole load of
empties there.' What I can't re-
member was how John Paul
Jones got into the conversation
-anyway all of a sudden there
he was, with S/Sgt. Shultz say-
ing, 'If old J. P. Jones had
been fighting in this war it
wouldn't have been "We have
not yet begun to fight." It
would have been, "We ain't on
the ball yet."'
"And, pal, you have to give out
with this dope about Cpl. Flitt
and his photograph of Senorita
Cordova. Recall how he came
into the barracks with that foot-
long smile on his face, staggered
up the aisle, and gasped, "Take
a look at a real woman, brothers."
And then the rush of G.I.'s and
how they found Cpl. Flitt an hour
later trampled down in a crack
between two floor boards. After
all how could the boys resist that
picture, and her being~'a radio
star and all.
"Also there's this stuff going
the rounds that it wasn't S/Sgt.
Schargel that the newly-com-
missioned nurses weri coming
to see at all, but someone called
"The Duchess." No I don't know
who it is. All I could gather
was that it was a fellow with
the initials 'Lt. Kurpiewski.'
"And how about the boys fil-
ing into Dispensary Seven at
13:30 last Thursday-. What
are you looking at me that way
for, Pal? Ain't I supposed to
"Jeepers, Ace, remember Clear-
water last Sunday? Two women
would walk out on the beach.
Then came the rush of G. I. feet.
Presto. No women. Boy, do
these khaki-clads work fast!"
"What! You bigger that's enough
for this time? Oh, heck, Ace, I
could go on like this all night.
You say I'd better head for
Swamp Thirteen and hide out on
account of things I've handed you
already? Well, okay. Maybe
you're right. So long."
Messeinger, have just returned
from Miami on a three-day pass The new, enlarged cafeteria at
. Cpt. Knight has gone to the Service Club is going to make
camouflage school in Water- a lot of chow hounds happy. It
boro, S. C. should be ready soon.
Marriage Craze Hits 714th
SAW Company: Five Men
Tie Knot in Single Week!
By PVTS. ROBERT MACKENROTH AND JAMES MACORKEL.
"The 714th Saw company has gone marriage crazy; and
it most certainly appears, if this craze continues, that it will
put quite a dent in the U. S. Treasury, because of such a seri-
ous increase in drawings of extra allotments," to put it in the
words of our orderly room sage, dear ole Giro Jannelli.
And that's no fooling! In the
last week, we havehad five elig-
ibles lose their eligibility. The
five lucky men that were tied in
a knot I mean, that tied the
knot-were M/Sgt. F. E. Kerri-
gan, S/Sgt. F. W. Van Loon,
S/Sgt. C. R. Bryan, Sgt. P.
Cattone and, last but hardly leasd,
Pfc. W. J. Quigley. I'm sure your-
fellow soldiers and officers wish
to extend their heartiest congrat-
Thrice woe! Reukauf has left!
Y All jesting aside, the 714th has
Really felt the absence of a swell
personality. Sergeant Reukauf
had been with the company for
quite some time as a member of
the orderly room personnel.
Here's wishing him good luck in
S Company D of the 5th Training
Lt. Alfred Erb, who has been a
714th officer since its activation,
has, to our sorrow, been trans-
ferred to the 552nd. Our best
Major Ziska Sent wishes go with you, sir!
The current topic of discussion
o N w Orle s among the social groups of the
To New Orleans 714th is, quote: "What is causing
the mysterious infrequent appear-
After one year and nine months ances of S/Sgt. Oliver?" Don't
tell us that he is actually using
on Drew Field as Base Area Air that camouflage knowledge he
Inspector, Major C. W. Ziska picked up at school! Oh no, it
leaves today for duty with the just doesn't happen. However,
Army Air Forces Inspector's Of- we're afraid it is the only solu-
e at New Orleans, La. tion. Happy hiding, sergeant!
a N Corporal Fields is gradually dis-
Major Ziska, who came to Drew illusioning the Plotting Platoon.
from the 112th Engineers at Camp There is no more mail rush. All
Shelby, Miss., will be directly they do is rigidly lie on their
under control of the AAF at bunks and grimly stare with
Washinton when h tak ov glazed eyes as the mailman pours
Washington when takes overout the tons of miscellaneous
his new post. packs of letters, parcels and pack-
The Major yesterday thanked ages on that bed with the broken
his many friends and aides for springs.
their co-operation and assistance Y to be acor-
while he has been in charge at respondent to send or phone news
Drew. "I hate to leave," he said. in to the ECHOES. Phone 287.
Frightened 'Sinatra' of 491
Recovers; Croons Nightly
Latest reports from the 491st Communications have it
that Pvt. "Boo-Boo" Snyder, the G.I.'s Sinatra, has recov-
ered from his slight attack of Mike Fright. He is again
satisfying nightly his many admirers with his vocal in-
Won't be' long now when has returned and things are buzz-
S/Sgt. Kunselman will be saying ing again.
"California here I come!" He GOLDBLATT FURLOUGHS
leaves on furlough next week.
This rather explains that bright Cpl. Looie Goldblatt has final-
cheery smile we get each day. ly left on his long awaited fur-
Pfc. J. A. Wright is sprouting lough. It makes us homesick to
"something" under his nose. We think of him heading back to
think it was the home influence good old Boston, Mass.
that caused it. Don't feel too S/Sgt. Willie Williams, the
badly, Joe, some fellows can wear busy-bee of Operations, and Cpl.
them. Neil Paul will be missed fro
Cpl. Clauss had one reply for
his mates after reading last
week's column. He complained
that it wasn't his fault that he's
S/Sgt. Ingraffia invites all com-
ers for a champion chess game.
As far as checkers go, he loses a
game now and then.
The boys in the Armament and
Ordnance Sections regret the loss
of Lt. Stubing, Sgts. Collins and
Darby, also Cpls. Kuni and Hol-
lis Martin to the 407th Fighter
Bomber Group. Good luck, boys!
Who is the new drummer with
the colored band at the "Brass
Rail" in town? Is it Pfc. A. B.
Scholnick? Some hep-cat!
Lt. Cilley has left the Arma-
ment Section for a two-weeks
course in camouflage at Water-
boro, S. C.
S/Sgt. Gillespie ant: Pfc. Hunt
are all smiles these days. The
reason? Hunt's wife is visiting
him and Gillespie is expecting
his soon from Cleveland, Ohio.
Things have been rather quiet
around Operations this week with
S/Sgt. Charles E. Machuszek in
the hospital. However, Charlie
the aally routine, tney nave als
left for the 407th.
The little man from Connecti-
cut who has been roaming
around tapping everyone on the
shoulder, asking questions about
our personal history forms will
no longer be bothering us. The
Intelligence Department will
miss him and his brilliant work.
Another in the 407th deal!
First Sergeant Stinette is due
back from his emergency fur-
lough. We are wondering what
he will say when he discovers
his right hand man S/Sgt. Zan-
chetti and Cpls. Sterling and
Mitchell have left the Orderly
Room to start the ball rolling in
Flash! Cpl. Kasimir Porembny
has been seen crowding the bus
line nightly. Could it be that he
has finally given in to the gals?
He has been a firm believer of
having one girl, his Mother. As
"Kassie" would say, "I play hard
To all you officers and enlisted
men leaving the 491st we wish to
congratulate you on the splendid
work you have done and know
you will continue to do so in the
future. Best wishes and good
WPIWb" % -
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
EFFIE GONZALES, of Drew Field Sub Depot headquarters, is
receiving the congratulations of Lt. Col. L. T. Rogers, sub depot
chief, for being the top civilian third war loan bond purchaser, in
the section. Adding their congratulations are fellow workers, from
left to right: F. H. Sprankle, chief clerk; Jean Shawver, Betty
Casey and Vaniah Baldwin.
Finance Men Crack Knees
By SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER
Getting into full stride is the newly organized plan
which is now a daily routine for the entire enlisted person-
nel of the finance detachment, namely, a vigorous military
and exercise program.
Daily from 3:30 to 5 the men are given the rudiments
of all military and exercise drills, with very close attention
to close-order drill. It is planned to have a review at a
Visiting their wives who have
recently arrived in Tampa are
Pfcs. William Pollen and Joe
Wedding bells are definitely
in the offing for T/3rd Gardner
F. Smith. Our barracks is slow-
ly being depleted of all third-
We hear that Cpl. Alfred J. He-
bert, recently- transferred t. Lou-
isiana, is now about to enter Army
Finance School at Wake Forest,
Wonder if our ex-cashier will
station himself at-Tallahassee dur-
ing his furlough. Inside reports
says that "Wait for Me, Mary"
has just about caused him a phys-
ical and mental breakdown.
Returned from hospital during
the past week were S/S Jean L.
King and T/5 Earl Landers. Let
us hope M/S Devoe will soon be
with us again.
Changes in section head person-
nel were announced by Col. Nye
recently. New changes follow:
T/S Ray G. Popp to Mileage, S/S
Frank Hilbert to to Enlisted Men's
Pay Section, T/S Reuben Hawes
to Officers' Pay Section, S/S Jack
T. Gladney to Agent Audit, S/S
Henry A. Hevia to Commercial
Accounts, S/S Robert Puffer to
Accounting Section, T/4 David
Frye to Check Station.
No Boat, No Fish;
We all hated to see F/Sgt.
Brinker leave but let's all give
our new First Sergeant, S/Sgt.
Ford, a big welcome. We'll give
him all of our co-operation and
I'm sure we will find that he is
an all-right guy.
Our organization lost a lot of
good men last week. Some of
them had been with the 498th
for a long time, even before it
came to Drew Field. Lots of
luck to M/Sgt. Bailey, T/Sgt.
Jacoby, S/Sgt. Dovenmuehler,
Sgt. Shert and all the others.
I know that with men like them
the 407th will have to be one
of the best outfits there is.
Pvt. Verra complains that "dirty
work" is afoot. It seems that
every time he goes out in the
evening, he returns to the bar-
racks to find that someone has
been "messing around." Whoever
it is, I want to warn you to lay
off, because Pvt. Verra "don't
M/Sgt. Brackin claims that he
was "did" dirty by fishing resort
at Gandy bridge a couple of weeks
ago. It seems that M/Sgt. Brack-
in and a friend had ridden bi-
cycles all the way out to Gandy
bridge to get the boat which they
had reserved, to find that they
had failed to keep their promise
of reserving the boat for them
and had rented it to someone else.
After going all the way out, there
wasn't even one boat left. "The
next time I go fishing, it cer-
tainly won't be at that place,"
says M/Sgt. Brackin.
55 Finish Packi
Fifty-five officers and enlisted
men from the several airfields
of the Third Air Force will grad-
uate tomorrow from Drew Field's
Packing and Crating School, in-'
stituted and conducted by the
Third Air Force.
Designed to instruct men in the
proper methods of crating ma-
terials for overseas shipment, the
One Man Can't Stop Mail
In the 5th Signal AW Bn.
By PVT. JOSEPH V. CAVIELO riddled rifle-range targets served
A word of praise must be ex- as ample evidence of the fecund-
pressed for the boys in the mail ity of the instruction. A word of
section, this headquarters-T/5 praise to Lts. Coffman, Turen-
Chapman, Pfc's. Black, and Hy- shine and Needham for their ex-
man and Pvts. Volz and Travis- pert supervision of a project
for the splendid manner ii. which which shall have instructed ap-
they have handled the mail this proximately 400 by the 25th of
past week while one of the de- September.
apartment's men was on furlough. THE ROUND-UP
These men understand that the
mail is a soldier's most precious Congrats to T/5 Applebaum ad-
respite; therefore they act quickly vanced in grade this past week
to disperse the precious epistles T/5 Palin champions the G. I.
to their rightful addressee. style of recreational activity held
every Monday, Tuesday and
A word of welcome to Capt. Wednesday evenings at the Serv-
Von Tillberg, surgeon, released ice Men's Club. On the nights
this week from station hospital. mentioned "Jimmie" fashions the
Officers and enlisted men, terpsichorean art to fit his pleas-
alike, welcome your return. ure... Pvt. Wartenby, vault sec-
Respite from the travail of tion this headquarters, takes par-
army life has accrued to each of ticular delight in the scintillating
the following, who with reserva- "jazz jamboree" held on various
tion in hand, has boarded train, evenings at Rec. Hall No. 1. Many
bus, or any other available means EM share the pulsating rhythms
of transportation, to journey of the band as it twists its tunes
home, visit friends, families and, and melodies to the satisfaction
no doubt, that creature whose of the many listeners.
photograph is contained in his
billfold: T/4' Christensen, T/5P Engin
Beard, S/Sgt. Raynor, Cpl. Wil- Post Engineers
kins, Pvts. Wilson and Cogger.
WALLET BABIES Out to Make 3rd
In one respect, fathers never
change. Be they civilians or sol- W ar Bond Record
diers they persist in telling "the B R c r
boys at the office" of the clever-
ness or elegance of their children. With one man contracting for
"So let it be with Kessler and a War Bond each payday, three
Burgun too.' On the slightest others volunteering $12.50 per
provocation, each will whip from month and a number subscribing
his billfold snaps of his child, and $10 monthly to apply on bond
with, "you should hear what my purchases, the Post Engineers are
baby did yesterday" will enlarge getting off to a good start in the
at length. Third War Loan drive, according
Fruitful was the instruction im- to Adam H. Lochner, in charge of
parted to the EM of this head- War Bond subscriptions for that
quarters who attended the rifle office.
class instruction. The round- Capt. E. B. Dailey, Drew Field
War Bond officer, delivered a talk
SC ato members of the section on last
Tuesday stressing the importance
ing C l s of the present war loan, and urg-
ing that personnel respond in the
school met with great success. No splendid manner in which they
further classes will be conducted, have shown to other drives fur-
Colonel Melvin B. Asp opened thering the war effort.
the course last Monday with a It is the prediction of Maj. Guy
brief talk. The course of study B. Lynes, Post Engineer, as well
was led by Lt. William Eakins as Lochner, that the Engineers
of the Fourth Service Command. and every other department on
The students studied methods the base having quotas will not
of utilizing space, and learned only reach them when the drive is
how to correctly mark crates for fairly underway, but pass them
snpeedrlv hanrdling overseas before it iq
MYSTERY WAC PASSES OUT...................THEATER TICKETS
These Men Well-Dressed Despite GI Duties
It's easy enough to look neat
for Saturday inspection. And al-
most any GI shines as he heads
into town. But the really con-
scientious soldier looks the part,
even when he's on KP, sweating
out a hospital term, or coming
back from a hurried trip into
Pride in personal appearance is
a morale factor, too. Even a hos-
pital ward looks better to a fellow
when he knows he is clean-shaven
and has had a recent haircut.
Our mystery -WAC, anxious to
prove this theory, snooped among
pots and pans in a GI messhall,
hid behind the MP at the main
gate, and stalked down corridors
at the Base Hospital. At the end
of the week, she reported that
Private Joseph Santore, 13th
Fighter Command; T/5 Martin
Kramer, 501st SAW Regiment;
T/5 Francis Lowther, 314th
Base Headquarters and Air Base
Squadron; Private First Class
Frederick P. Coughran, Detach-
ment Medical Department; and
Private First Class Rollie John-
son, 811th Chemical Company,
were the lucky recipients of two
tickets apiece to the Base War
KP WINS PASSES
Private Santore of Brookline,
Conn., flashed the WAC a cheer-
ful grin as he dexterously wielded
his mop over the messhall floor.
"Sure, I shaved this morning," he
said. "Had a haircut yesterday,
too. What difference does it
make if I'm on KP? I wouldn't
let myself go, just because I may
have to swing a few garbage
pails. Shined my shoes, too, but
you'd never know it, now!"
When he is not on KP, San-
tore is driving a Government
truck with the same prowess he
used when he drove a truck back
Technician Fifth Grade.Kramer
sat up a little straighter in the
Base Hospital barber chair when
the WAC walked in. When ques-
tioned he said, "Shucks, why
shouldn't I spend money for a
shave and a trim while I'm con-
valescing? This is my seventh
day in bed, but I haven't let down
on my looks yet." Kramer, who
is a radio operator at the 501st
SAW Regt., hails from Philadel-
His fetish for -neatness is no
doubt due to his past experience
as a clothing salesman .
When T/5 Lowther stepped
from a Teturning bus, he looked
just as perfectly turned out as
the men who were boarding it on
their way into town.
His comment: "These buses are
always pretty packed; it's a little
hard on a new shoe-shine and a
press job, but I don't like to let
down when I'm in town. After
all, the public judges the Army
by the soldier it sees on the
A former consolidated schools
principal, Lowther is now a clerk
in the Base Classification Office.
His wife, whom he will see very
soon, has not seen him since he
left Brandon, Miss., Sept. 15, 1942.
He is the fourth best-dressed sol-
dier who has now been found in
the ranks of the 314th.
A job in the Admitting Office
of the Base Hospital necessitates
good grooming, but Pfc. Frederick
R. Coughran, spotted ir the PX,
manages to retain the same smart
appearance when he is relaxing.
He was formerly a machinist and
precision inspector for a motor
company at Flint, Mich., where,
he confesses, he left "many girl
A dry cleaner in civil life, Pfc.
Rollie Johnson hasn't let his stan-
dards slip since he joined the Ser-
vice, though his present job of
truck driver sometimes brings
him in contact with grease and
oil. Although our WAC thought
the spick-and-span soldier quite
smooth in his uniform, he admit-
ted that his home-town sweet-
heart, who recently visited him
from Sayre, Okla., thinks he
looked even nicer in his "civvies."
To date, the 314th leads the
"best dressed" parade, followed by
the 501st, 503rd, and 624th Bomb
Sq., all three of which are tied
with two men from each organiza-
tion having walked off with top
honors and War Department thea-
tre passes. Has your organization
been listed yet? If not, why not?
Take a look in the mirror, then
strut whenever you see a WAC.
Somewhere, she's watching for
Deior it is over.
bjj=Uy lialluillig vVel-be
PA GE EJI4T
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION
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
Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service
Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and
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. 17-
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, 3051/2 Water street.
8:30 p.m.-Weekly musical, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Sept. 18-
7:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison.
8:30 p.m.-Games, 506 Madison street; dance-orchestra, 214
North boulevard; quiz contest,607 Twiggs street.
Sunday, Sept. 19-
9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street.
9:30 to 11 a.m.-Coffee and doughnuts, 506 Madison.
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, 3051/2 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.
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
7:00 p.m.-Vesper Service, 214 North Boulevard.
7:15 p.m.--"Let's discuss," 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
I Service Center, Polk and Marion.
8:30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, MacDill Field, Orchestra 506 Mad-
8:45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Monday, Sept. 20-.
7:00 p.m.-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Symphonic orchestra practice for all service men
interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Tyler. Drama club, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Games, 607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m.-Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m.--Special program, 214 North Boulevard.
Tuesday, Sept. 21-
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;
French conversational instruction, 607 Twiggs street;
bingo, 214 North Boulevard.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Auditorium.
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. 22-
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
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. 23-
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
street. Parish night, 506 Madison.
8:30 p.m.-Dance on patio, 214 North Boulevard.
Eleven graduates of the Red
Cross first aid course and three
graduates of the Red Cross water
safety program were awarded
certificates at Plant Field by Ma-
jor James E. Thorpe Jr., com-
mander of the Third Air Force
The first aid graduates were
Charles B. Baxter, Harry H. Ben-
nett, Martin Z. Bona, Charles F.
Danner, Dan W. Gore, Joseph H.
Gresian, William T. King, Damon
T. Knight, Robert C. Manns,
George B. Schmoll and William
D. Skinner. Those who completed
the water safety course were Jos-
eph E. Moss, Clayton E. Moyer
and Charles F. Goodwillie Jr.
*Main Bev. and
Clothing ...... 2nd & Ave. F
Main Mdse. and Spec.
Order Dept......2nd & Ave. F
*No. 1 ........... 8th & Ave. A
*No. 2 .......... Area F on Ave. J
No. 3 ............ 8th & Ave. H
No. 4 .......... .E-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.
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.
By Josephine Stivers
All this is what men work for,
For which they fight and die:
A little place of simple grace,
A garden neathh the sky;
All things to which a woman
Of chinaware, and glass
And linen white, and silver
Or candlesticks of brass.
World over, men and women
For these, spend all their
They give themselves to cup-
And books and chandeliers.
Whether proud or modest,
With more, or less, to claim,
The joys and woes of each
Continue much the same.
'Tis birth or death or feasting,
And children off to school
The church bells' chime, and
And summer's swimming
For this is Why men battle,
Why boys brave death at sea:
That great and low shall always
These joys of liberty.
Leaves you kinda' thoughtful,
doesn't it? Good luck with your
book, Josie; we're ready to bet
that it will be just as popular
with people who like poetry as
you, yourself are with boys who
like blue eyes!
Monday through Saturday, 7:05
A. M.-WFLA-Drew Field Rev-
Monday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
The Right Answer or Else.
Tuesday, '6:30 P.M.-WFLA-
Thursday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
69th Air Force Band.
Thursday, 8:30 to 10 P.M. -
WDAE-Music, Mirth and Mad-
Saturday, 8:30 P.M.-WFLA--
Wings and Flashes.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. 1 and 4
Friday, Sept. 17-"Let's Face It," Bob Hope, Betty
Saturday, Sept. 18-"This Is America," No. 11, Arctic
Passage; RKO Pathe News No. 6.
Sunday, Sept. 19-"Victory Through Air Power," Disney
Special Feature; "South Sea Rhythms," Harry Owens and
Orchestra; "Sweeping Oars," World of Sports; "Seventh
Column," Pete Smith.
Monday, Sept. 20-"TheSKansan," Richard Dix, Jane
Wyatt; "Letter From Ireland"; "Hit Parade of the Gay
Nineties," Melody Master Bands.
Tuesday, Sept. 21-"Above Suspicion," Joan Crawford,
Wednesday, Sept. 22-"The War," Issue No. 8; RKO
Pathe News No. 7.
Thursday, Sept. 23-"Frontier Bad Man," -Diana Barry-
more, Lon'Chaney, Andy Devine; "Gem Jams," Leon Errol;
"Kiss and Make Up," Merrie Melodies.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Friday, Sept. 17-"Victory Through Air Power," Disney
Special Feature; "South Sea Rhythms," Harry Owens and
Orchestra; "Sweeping Oars," World of Sports; "Seventh Col-
umn," Pete Smith.
Saturday, Sept. 18-"The Kansan," Richard Dix, Jane
Wyatt; "Letter From Ireland"; "Hit Parade of the Gay
Nineties," Melody Master Bands.
Sunday, Sept. 19-"Above Suspicion," Joan Crawford,
Fred MacMurray, Basil Rathbone.
Monday, Sept. 20-"The War," Issue No. 8; RKO Pathe
News No. 7.
Tuesday, Sept. 21-"Frontier Bad Man," Diana Barry-
more, Lon Chaney, Andy Devine; "Gem Jams," Leon Errol;
"Kiss and Make Up," Merrie Melodies.
Wednesday, Sept. 22-"Winter Time," Sonja Henie,
Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero, Woody Herman and Orchestra.
Thursday, Sept. 23-RKO Pathe News No. 8.
Friday, Sept. 24-"The Phantom of the Opera," Nelson
Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains; "Nursery Rhyme
Mysteries," Passing Parade; "Scrap Happy Daffy," Looney
RECREATION BUILDING NO. 1
Friday, Sept. 17 ,8:15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 8:15 p.m.-USO Camp Show.
Sunday, Sept. 19, 8:15 p.m.-A. W. Melody Hour.
Monday, Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m.,
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 9:00 p.m.-USO Camp Show.
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8:15 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal.
Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:30 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB
Friday, Sept. 17, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 8:30 p.m.-Bingo.
Sunday, Sept. 19, 8:15 p.m.-Variety Show.
Monday, Sept. 20, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music.
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at
Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and Second avenue north.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north. Open daily from 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies
every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse,
suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance
PIER CENTER, municipal pier. Informal dancing every night.
Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction
Monday and Thursday.
At both Centers every night Bomb-a-Dears, St. Petersburg
Junior Hostesses, are on hand to help you have a good time.
Stores in St. Petersburg are now open every day until 6 p.m.
and on Saturday until 9 p.m.
LOUNGE, 601 Cleveland (across from the Capitol Theater).
Open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the convenience of Service Men.
BEACH CENTER. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
until 6 p.m. Open week days by request. Directions may be ob-
tained at the Lounge.
Dances. Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., and
Saturday nights from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.-Municipal Auditorium.
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
DREW FIELD ECHOES. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
By Depot Group
SUB DEPOT SUBS
The writers of the "Subs"
haven't been able to devote
much time for its purpose
lately; had to wait until after
the Tailspin Club dance,
which took pace last Satur-
day evening, and incidentally
was a huge success.
For a complete account of
the affair, see any of the New
papers. They give it a write-up
that the best of social affairs
merit. After all, some of the
most well-known people. in the
world were there, the U. S. Army.
Other than some of the latest
new fall styles of our modern
dress, there were three definitely
dominating colors of attire worn
by the attendants of the Tailspin
Club dance: Khaki, khaki and
The pressure is on in Sub De-
pot these days, especially in Sig.
Section, who is saying farewell
to two of their employes very
soon; Betty Lou Hamilton and
Anne Grosshart are submitting
themselves to the strains of
"Home Sweet Home."
Signal Section's Joyce Camp-
bell and Lt. M. B. Johnson of
the 584th Sig. A. W. Btn. are
planning to take that final
plunge sometime in the near
future. As a matter of fact, by
this time they might have al-
ready dood it.
In last week's Subs (that is if
you were lucky enough to obtain
a copy of the Echoes), we read
about Casey's attempt to join the
WAVES. She would have made
the grade except for being slight-
ly underweight. So Casey, with
the best interest of her country
at heart of course, took a vacation
expressly for the purpose of get-
tin' fat, and before entering the
ring the second time, she
weighed in at two pounds more
than the first time.
The frivolity and hilarious cel-
ebration that took place in the
Aircraft Representatives' office
last week can definitely be at-
tributed to the fact that Marion
Ward returned to Engr. from va-
cationing elsewhere. If you don't
believe the boys missed Marion,
just ask her.
Help wanted, male or female,
who can devote their undi-
vided attention to aiding Monty
Kologie in making out her
'Christmas gift list. Monty's
that little incendiary red-head,
God's gift to soldier USO goers,
who contributes to the efforts
of Hack's voucher section in
S. D. Supply. Monty's hus-
band, Ted, is overseas. She has
compiled a list of things to
send him and here's just a few
of the items: Chewing gum,
candy, cigarettes, cigars, pipe
tobacco (he must smoke like a
chimney), necktie, shirts, shav-
ing outfit, and an automatic
pencil. Can you think of any-
thing else that Ted might want
other than Monty, herself?
RAILROAD RUN BY NAVY
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex.-
(CNS)-The Navy is running a
railroad now.- Fifteen sailors op-
erate a 35-mile rail line that hauls
supplies for the Naval Air Sta-
THE CREW FitL-D MOSQUITO-
5 New Officers
Report to 9th FC
BY S/SGT. MIKE DODD
Lt. Lyle A. Robe recently suc-
ceeded Capt. Malcolm C. Witts as
Commanding Officer of the 9th
Fighter Command. Capt. Witts
enjoyed tremendous popularity
during his reign as C.O., but he
has assumed other duties in the
company, and we're glad that he
is staying with us in another ca-
And now, a hearty welcome to
our new commanding officer. Lt.
Robe, who hails from California,
is handling the company in a
noteworthy manner, and every-
thing is clicking smoothly.
Five new officers put in their
appearance not long ago: Lts.
Neil D. Frede, Herbert H. Hutner,
Walter S. Tripp, Robert L. Burke,
and Charles M. Becker. Welcome
to our fold, gentlemen.
Oh, happy day! Several men
,it the trail for home this week,
with furlough papers in hand,
namely: M/Sgt. Adolph Frank,
S/Sgt. James Cross, T/Sgt. Sam
Levinson, Sgt. Rudolf Holub, Sgt.
Valentino Innocenti, S/Sgt. Ger-
ald Marshall,. Sgt. Gaylord Jac-
obs, Cpl. Pete Ferrari, T/5 Raf-
ferty, T/5 Sinclair, T/5 Barney
Berger, Pfc. Fentin Harbour, Pfc.
Hinton, S/Sgt. Albert Hartman,
T/5 Lamberto Lauro, Pfc. Slaugh-
ter, Pvt. Ranson Adair, Pvt. Al-
mond, Pvt. Garner. Pvt. Henry,
Pvt. Marenda, Pvt. Mattingly, Pvt.
Schultz, Pvt. Ed Steel. Pvt.
Stephens, Pvt. Vicknair, Pvt.
Wanz, T/5 Noll, and Pvt. Palac.
Whew! What a list of happy
Speaking of changes in ad-
ministration, there's been a
change of supply officers, too.
Lt. John H. Connolly takes the
place of Lt. Ralph L. Hillyer.
It's sort of back in the saddle
again for Lt. Connolly, because
he was supply officer several
Set Up in South Seas
SOUTH PACIFIC (CNS) -
Joe's place, a quiet little ham-
burger joint on a South Pacific
island, gives the American touch
to this area.
Joe is Joseph Maurice Hayden
of Middleboro, Mass., a commis-
sary steward in a Navy Seabee
outfit (construction battalion),
who persuaded his officers to
buy a herd of cattle he spotted
on the island. Joe then enlisted
the aid of Seabees in building
his hamburger stand, which he
operates 24 hours daily. He now
serves 600 pounds of fresh beef
daily-all of it hamburger.
no Jewish chaplains at a certain
base here but the Protestant
chaplain-James 0. Kincannon-
sees to it that the Jewish men
have a weekly service of their
own. He conducts it himself.
Gas Mask Man's Best Pal
Of Medicos of 84.405th
By M/SGT. E. C. RODDY treme
Under a typical tropical sun approximately 50 medical ing f
detachment soldiers of the 84th and 405th Fighter-Bomber what
Groups recently participated in a chemical warfare demon- 2.
station. Lieutenant Flynn, Group Chemical Officer, was preps
in charge. as th
About 500 yards across the high- Packing C ting are s
way from old North Gate the ac ing, Cra n 3.
marching column was attacked by mark
a low-flying fighter plane spray- School to Open there
ing simulated gas and dripping Sl that
grenades. of cu
With masks adjusted to perspir- Here Monday
ing faces, the Medics continued 4.
on, only to witness the explosion gown
of several yards of primer card, a Officprs and noncoms from the 5
highly explosive material used by several airfields of the Third Air Straw
chemical warfare troops, along the Force will arrive at Drew Sunday clude
side of the road.
Then came the smoke pots, for a newly initiated course in cut a
belching' forth volumes of dirty overseas shipment and crating of is cut
brown vapors that blanketed the materiel. 6.
surrounding area for 15 minutes. d t iniia trunk
Aided by chemical warfare of- Officials declared the initial un
ficers and enlisted men of the class will have about 60 student phan
811th Chemical Company, Lt. Classes will start Monday with ed tu
Flynn arranged for a reconnais- Colonel Melvin B. Asp talking 7.
sance car to roar past the march- before the group at 8 a.m. do so
ing troops and spray them with Lt. G. E.-McCarthy, assistant twitti
tear gas from a special tubing con- base S-4, has been making plans, sensic
nected with the exhaust. The course of study will be in trifle
Captain Harris, 84th Group Sur- charge of Lt. William Eakins of 8.
geon, was well pleased with the the Fourth Service Command.
demonstration. The men will study methods of 9
"With the possibility that gas utilizing space; correct markings 10.
may be used in this conflict, the and other important essentials in blade
training of the medical men in the overseas shipment, it was an- flexil
treatment of gas casualties, and nounced. paint
the proper handling of incendiary
boi-bs, becomes a tremendously
important task," Captain Harris R fa onin4 C
said. Raf ioninq Q
Improper handling of gas masks,
using them for baggage carriersmilitary personnel who h
and pillows, is the major problem All military personnel who h.
confronting chemical officers to- may pick up application blank foi
day. ig uon h i Base Ration Board. Applications n
Impressing upon the medical
men the value of a gas mask in on card before midnight, Septemb
good condition, and its worthless- Drew Field Rationing Board
ness when damaged, Lt. Flynn ex-
plained the value of prompt and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Fric
careful treatment of gas casual- Board is closed Monday and Thur
An interesting sidelight on the open Sundays from 1 p.m. to -5 p.
demonstration was the sight of re-
clining Signal Corps men, MEATS, CHEESE, BUTTER, OIL
stretched out under palm trees in Rationed at 16 points a week
an adjacent encampment area,- valid through Oct. 2nd.
suddenly jump to their feet feet w valid through Oct. 2nd.
and run for their masks when the book 3 becomes valid September 1
drifting CN floated by. valid September 19th for meats, fa
Miracles o See All good through October 2nd.
Miracles to See
Listed from 552nd
552nd lose an AWUTC track
Capt. Barter playing volley
A Special Service Officer at
work (who said that?)
S/Sgt. Magnussen (the
Churchill Kid) without his
552nd "get hot."
1st Sgt. King of 3rd Rpt. get
tough with his men.
1st Sgt. Lester of 2nd Rpt.
An Army camp without red
A Drew Field soldier that
Enough busses to. dispense
with the long bus lines.
Drew Field get a swimming
Sgt. Major McNulty get con-
Capt. Long not playing volley
ball after 1600.
Pvt. George Oschmann Jr.
without a million ideas for a
Chaplain Trent in his tent
more than five minutes. (He
really gets around).
Lt. Glickman, CO of 3rd
Rept. without a smile.
S/Sgt. Roades go a whole day
without "blowing his top" at
Yes. Because of their ex-
ely porous shells, eggs should
opt away from strong smell-
foods for they will absorb
ever odor they are near.
Yes. Delicatessen m means
.red foods. Cooked meats,
rves, relishes, etc., as well
he store where such foods
Divide the number of ounces
ed on the can by eight. Since
are eight ;ounces in a. cup,
will give 'you the number
ips in the can.
She may wear a wedding
Straw is grain; hay is grass.
w is just the stalk; hay in-
s the whole plant. Straw is
after the grain matures; hay
Some flowers went into the
:s of a group of heavy ele-
ts (or rhinoceros) and excit-
Twiddle means to whirl; to
somebody out of something; to
er or warble; to talk non-
cally; to idle, be busy with
A scapula is a shoulder
e. A spatula is a flat, thin,
ble instrument for spreading
, drugs or food.
ave ration books 1 and 2
r ration book No. 3 from
nust be mailed to address
ber 11, 1943.
hours are from 9 a.m. to
day and Saturday. The
sday of each week. It is
,S AND CANNED MILK
in Red Stamps X, Y and
3rown stamp A in ration
2th and B stamp becomes
ts, oils, butter and cheese.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Rationed on Blue Coupons R, S and T valid through
September 20th. Coupons U, V and W valid through Octo-
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.
Period No. 1 Fuel Oil coupons of new season now valid
until Jan. 3, worth 10 gallons per unit. September 30 Coupon
No. 5 of old ration expires. Cooking coupon good at any time.
All personnel who possess Gasoline Books A, B or C
MUST have their tires inspected in the following order:
"A" Book Holders within every six months.
"B" Book Holders within every four months.
"C" Book Holders 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.
"So that's the new Drew Field staff car!"
W.- vv I
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
At Service Club
By CPL. "KAY" KAYSER
Seventy-five fellows from the 573rd SAW Battalion
who "volunteered" to sign up to go to a dance over at St.
Petersburg and 15 more from the 563rd had a time they
will long remember. The boys really took over and came
home fagged out but all smiles for having gone.
The 573rd boys were the guests of the Service Center
at St. Petersburg, sponsored by the Civilian Defense com-
mittee of that city. A very
charming group of lovely, at-
tractive girls, known as the
"Bomb-a-Dears" (and just as
the name implies) served as
At first our "gang" was con-
fronted with a tactical situa-
tion, endeavoring to cope with Bostelman F mily
the merchant marine represen-
tation that presented itself, but Observed moving happily about
it wasn't too long before the the Base last week- with a beam-
Signal Corps had that "situa- ing face and a box of cigars un-
tion" well in hand. der his arm, was Capt. Rudolph
F. Bostelman, of Courts and
We weren't there very long be- Boards.
fore Corporal Zimmerman had The occasion, as each cigar re-
learned the two step-"two steps cipient learned, was a new addi-
before being tagged." He didn't tion to the Bostelman family,
venture too far on his own be- Jane Anne, born Sept. 6 and
cause he guiltily felt he was be- weighing eight pounds. The Bos-
ing watched. Corporal Hovis telmans have one other child,
thought he was in the ring the John, three years old.
way everyone was tagging him. While the new baby was born
SUTTON STRUTS in Chicago, the family also has a
Sgt. Bill Sutton was standing at residence at Clearwater Beach.
the head of the stairs to meet
his little friend in the bright red Phone en 'U
-dress (whose name, incidentally,Phone en 'U I
was Edwina Robbins, known as
"Eddie" to her friends.) O f Drew Fied
Cpl. Harvey Martin was seen f D w Fi ld
most frequently with No, 36. We
never did learn her name, so
come across, Harvey. T/5 Albert Det 853Id SeC
Lowrie takes the prize for the 9 o 9 8 3
evening, making a date with one
of the "Bomb-a-Dear" lovelies for By PFC. ED
two months hence.
I take my hat off to Cpl. Sam It is not a very well
Dovolo. He certainly kept the heroes of Drew Field are the
reputation of dear old Company of the 853rd Signal Service
"D" intact. How that boy could
get around. Though small in They include the switchboard
stature, it didn't bother him .., operators, main office men and
he knew his stuff and certainly the outside linemen. The line-
had springs in his toes. m, in tiular.. ari, nn cal1 24
The best time T/5 Bob Arm-
strong had was sitting out the
intermission. That green dress,
Bob, matched your red hair, as
much of it as you have left (GI
haircut). We might mention here
that the Municipal Pier is quite
a place and plenty large for
roaming and, in wondering
around a little we found that the
boys enjoyed the vastness.
COMPANY C STARS
And, Sergeant Moskowitz, he
was on hand, too and Ser-
geant Casey. You certainly could
tell that Company "C" was still
around. How Sarge "Mosko"
could dance with two girls at the
same time is hard to figure out
but every time you saw him (al-
most) he'd have two (maybe
more) standing arqcnd.
I'm sure the 573rd is mighty
grateful to Mrs. Jack Daly, con-
genial chief hostess, who exerted
every effort to make our evening
a most happy one. She was very
generously assisted by Mrs. R. E.
Angell, Mrs. J. T. Cowsert, Mrs.
Ernest Messmer and Mrs. Ray
It was a grand time for every-
one and the four-piece orchestra
overlooked nothing in the way of
delightful musical entertainment.
New 'Sgt. York'
SICILY- (CNS) --The "Sgt.
York" of World War II is Sgt.
Floyd Cravath, 22-year-old Bay-
side. L. I. resident who captured
114 Italians in Sicily with a bullet
jammed in the chamber of his
As Sgt. Cravath describes the
incident, he came upon 110 Ital-
ian soldiers and four officers un-
der a group of trees during the
Sicilian mop-up. In his excite-
ment he fed a bullet into the
chamber of his rifle and then, to
his- surprise, all the soldiers
leaped to their feet and raised
All Sgt. Cravath had to do was
march the men back to camp. "It
was the simplest thing in the
world," he said.
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Matesick of 510th
Gets Silver Bars
Capt. Glenn R. Doughty, Com-
manding Officer of the 510th
Fighter Bomber Squadron, an-
nounced yesterday the promotion
of Marko Paul Matesick to the
rank of 1st Lieutenant.
Lt. Matesick has ably served
as communications officer since
the squadron was activated. Start-
ing his military career in 1939
with the Army Air Forces, Lt.
Matesick has proved his ability
and leadership in that branch.
Lt. Matesick recently returned
from Canada where he completed
a two months' course in commu-
men,, in pCU'-- ,, a.... ---- very long we snoula all be quail-
hours a day and frequently have fled Junior Commandos. That's
been called out in the middle of about all for now. See you next
the night to repair line troubles. week.
The section is efficiently run by
S/gt. Bill Dreyer of Baltimore, UNIFORM SUPPLY
Md., the wire chief. The line
1--. M IA A ll-
crews are ably led by 1/4 Albert
J. McIlraith of New London, Wis.
Next time you use the telephone
give a thought to the hard-work-
ing soldiers who make it possible
for you to do so.
1st Lt. Robert J. Nichols has
returned from a protracted so-
journ at Waycross and all the
men in the detachment were
glad to have him back. Lt.
Nichols was glad to be back,
too, and said that although
Waycross wasn't too bad a place,
he would most certainly rather
be stationed here at Drew field.
The lieutenant is a down-easter
from Massachusetts and is
mighty popular with the men.
Furlough department: Only one
departure this week, Pvt. "Junior"
Wilcox, who left for his home at
Salamanca, N. Y. The writer
doesn't think there's much danger
of it but we wouldn't be too sur-
prised if he returned L bride-
T/3 Allan A. "Joe" Basnight re-
turned from a furlough spent at
his native heath in Norfolk, Va.
Joe says he could hardly recognize
th- old home town, so many war-
time changes have taken place.
Talk about embarrassing sit-
nations. Here's what happened
to Pfc. Lloyd Scarborough, who
lives in town with his wife. Mrs.
Scarborough caught the mumps,
so Lloyd was quarantined at his
home for a week until she re-
covered. Some situation for a
soldier in Uncle Sam's Army to
find himself in!
Thus far we haven't received
any replies in our search for op-
ponents for our volleyball team.
Come on, you teams that fancy
yourselves as being pretty good.
In the absence of any other oppo-
nents we have been practicing
among ourselves every day fol-
lowing our daily session of calis-
QM Clothing Warehouse
One of Drew's Hot Spots
Where's one of the busiest spots on Drew
field? Clothing warehouse "A" of course! -We may not
realize it but this QM clothing store plays a vital role in
the welfare of all soldiers.
Not ony does it cater to the needs of Drew, but also
to the sub-bases located at Pinellas, Bradenton, Sarasota,
and Waycross, Ga.
To give you some idea of the
volume of business, between one
and two hundred requisitions are
filled daily involving hundreds
of items of clothing. Also, offi-
cers' sales require considerable
The clothing section comes un-
der the direct supervision of QM
property section, headed by Capt.
Homer Diman. Warehouse "A" is
supervised by civil service em-
ploye Emil Achenberg, and his
capable assistant, Sgt. Bert H.
Bornblum, who can tell you all
you need to know about QM
clothing and issuing.
The warehouse mascot and gen-
eral overseer is "Lady," nine-
year-old shepherd dog owned by
NO SALES TO EM
Enlisted men are furnished GI
issue, so they are not permitted
to buy clothing from the ware-
house. Officers have to purchase
all their equipment, so a sales
store is provided, although they
are rationed in the amounts pur-
chased. Officers may buy daily
from 1 to 4 p.m.
To handle all the intricate
clerical details, T/5 Al Chadys,
Pfcs. Earl Woods and Don Wil-
liams are the soldiers for the
job. Expert at recording, is-
suing, and checking is T/5
Harry Grimm, ably assisted by
Pfc. Ed Donahue. To check and
handle tally ins-and-outs, Cpl.
Sam Garlonsky, Pvt. Mark Hob-
berlin, and Pvt. Abe Rosen are
on the ball. The boys who fill
your requisitions are Pfcs.
Theodore Capolale, Vincent
Cavallini, Pvts. John Taylor,
Clifford Mouw, Michell Wells,
Hyman Ostrow, Phil Cash, Jim
McWain, aided by Pvts. Spin-
alli, Zelinski, and Levhine on
SD from the Signal Corps.
COHEN IN CHARGE
Naturally, all the vast amount
of clothing needed is not con-
tained in one warehouse, so to
help keep track of it all, and to
feed items to "A," T/5 William
Cohen is in charge of this work,
assisted by Pvts. Roy Bucking-
ham, Rover Schmid, and Virgil
Sigauw. The men who keep the
clothing bins well-filled for your
needs are Pfcs. Walter Wilson and
Yes, soldier, these men really
have a big job to do, a vital one,
and they're making a go of it,
too. Proper clothing is a morale
builder for the soldier. Without
it, no army can last. Uncle Sam
wants you men to care for your
clothes and insists that you be
one of the best dressed members
of the "fightinist army in the
-Cpl. Albert A. Harlan
known fact that the unsung
men in the telephone section
thenics. These daily sessions, by
the way, are really putting the
men in good condition. Before
571st SAW Turns
Cards About on
By PVTS. A. J. POULOS
AND D. C. JONES
After being rained out on
the rifle range, the 571st
SAW came back to the field
to settle down and get back
into the routine life of Drew
Field's G. I. methods.
Some of the boys went on
a hike the other day to Lake
Carol. They were served their
noon chow, and spent the
afternoon swimming in the lake.
We understand the men had to
work for the privilege of going
swimming. Did the work hurt
The company party, held
Tuesday, Sept. 7, was a roaring
success even if there were no
girls. Pvt. Desrosiers came
through for them. He went on
the stage with his head high
and did a strip tease. We were
hurt a little when he refused
to go to the extremes of the
The EM challenged the .officers
to an inspection. Pvt. Desrosiers
was the inspecting officer for the
EM. He gave one look at a lieu-
tenant and exclaimed, "My gosh,
'4-F'." He straightened Lt. Diet-
rich's tie. And yelled at Lt. Mc-
Cormick for laughing while in
ranks. Chaplain Hutchenson was
complimented by Pvt. Desrosier.
The chaplain was really the
life of the arty, and wewere
amazed at his ability to drill,
Pvt. Yogey had a complaint
about the beer at the party. We
are sorry we didn't have any
Oklahoma fire water for the
great "Yogi" Yogey.
We were, surprised when we
returned from OT that it is now
Major Edward V. Thresham and
Capt. Harold H. Klein. Congrat-
Our heartiest congratulations,
also, to 1st Lt. William P. Carter
upon his forthcoming marriage to
Miss Margaret E. Ford of Ches-
T/Sgt. Erskins has recently
been promoted to 1st Sgt. of
Headquarters and Plotting Com-
pany after our other 1st Sgt. had
been transferred to the 763rd
Lt. Bartl, 3rd FC,
Wed in Wisconsin
To Miss Neubauer
Of particular interest to the
members of Third Fighter Com-
mand, was the recent wedding of
Miss Edythmarie Neubauer and
1st Lt. Edward F. Bartl.
The wedding was at the Rec-
tory of St. Joseph's Cathedral,
La Crosse, Wise.. the home city
of both the bride and groom,
Mrs. Bartl. given in marriage
by her father, wore an ivory sat-
in wedding gown with a deep
yoke of Chantilly lace edged in
seed pearl embroidery, with a
long train. She carried, a cluster
of orange blossoms. White gladi-
oli decorated the rectory. The
wedding was solemnized by can-
The bride's only attendant was
a maid of honor. The bridegroom's
uncle attended him as best man.
A reception at the Neubauer resi-
dence followed the ceremony.
The former Miss Neubauer is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Neubauer. Lt. Bartl, Assistant
Ordnance Officer of the III Fight-
er Command, is the son of Mrs.
Grace M. Bartl. He is well known
as a radio singer in La Crosse.
The couple is living in St.
Flier Learns How
To Pilot a Jeep
NEW GUINEA-(CNS) Lt. Wil-
liam Sanders of Greenfield, Mass.
is a crack combat flier but he's
never learned to drive a car. His
fellow pilots taught him how to
navigate a jeep. Now he's allowed
to take a car out alone-on wide,
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!
314th Given $359.50 Check
From Drew Field's PX's
A check of $359.50 for the single -month of July was
awarded last week to the 314th Base Headquarters and Air
Base Squadron by the main office of the Drew Field Posi
The check was the largest yet The 314th's check of $359.50 for
received by the 314th from the one month totaled more than the
PX's, whose profits are propor- last payment for three entire
tioned out equally to every months, showing the profits made
organization on the field. The by the PX's for the benefit of of-
money is used for company funds. ficers and enlisted men.
The Post Exchange, has, in the Pictured above is part of the
past, awarded the money on a personnel receiving the $359.50
quarterly basis. Under a new Left to right, M/Sgt. Paul J
setup, however, Drew Field's Harding, S/Sgt. Homer Conerly,
Signal and Air Corps organiza- PFC Robert A. Hayes; Sgt. Her-
tions will receive the profits on a schel B. Burleson, and Cpl. Wil-
monthly basis. bur H. Adams.
570th SAW Moves; Ready
For Business at New Site
The 570th SAW Battalion is now nicely settled in its
new home. The office is running nicely, the barracks have
been thoroughly cleaned and the necessary comforts added.
First Sergeant Guida has found
a home; Sergeant Stone's message
center is working swell; the day 503rd Dancefest
room looks as if it could be used;
the yellow and black signs are up; Termed Success
the telephones are in, and we're Termed Success
ready for business. .
Here is good news for those eat- Thanks to W ACs
ing at the PX's. Lieutenant Kee-
nan is the new boss of Kitchen
Number 23. This outfit rates Lt. By CPL. JOSEPH L. ALDINI
Keenan as one of the best mess The First Reporting Company's
officers on the field, get-together on Wednesday night
For those who don't know of last week was a howling suc-
what has caused the sudden cess with such notables present
quiet around headquarters, it as our Commanding Officer, Lt.
might be pointed out that Lt. Colonel Evans, Captain Fahen-
Campbell and Adjutant Hails, stock, Lieutenant Boles, 1st Re-
as well as the sergeant major, porting Company's Commanding
are on furlough. Officer; Lt. McMaster, S-4, Lt.
BIVOUAC NOTES Cassak, Lt. Lund, Lt. Erickson
Gil ndinho, T/4 of Company nd a host of others to head the
D, was top scorer when dust had
cleared at the St. Petersburg car- CHATTER FOLLOWS
bine range. His 174 was closely
followed by the 171's of Leming The WAC officers and enlisted
and Piacentino. We who hit the WACs certainly improved the
dirt with less than qualifying bow atmosphere, of Recreation Hall
in reverence. No. 2 and reminded most of us
A secret report from S-4 gives of the days "when." Returning
A secret report from S-4 givesto our bachelor hall for that usual
the following information: Every- toour bachelor hall for that usual
thing is going according to sched- catterof: "That WAC that I
ule. Incidentally, time has come daced with," says Sgt. Young,
when due recognition should be was she a dream."
given. What I mean by all those Yours truly couldn't help no-
dollar words has to do with the twice the big wheels, in all of
laundry situation and what the their splendor (three up and
supply rooms have done to clear three down), strutting around,
it up. We now have one-week doing what I thought was square
service, and sometimes less, and dancing. I was enlightened by
the expense is surprisingly low. First Sergeant McDonough to
Good work, men! the effect that it was the latest
Occasionally a good thing of the Viennese Waltzes.
comes to the attention of this Incidentally, I don't know
reporter. What I am referring whether to e sorry or glad that know
to is the classification of the whether to be sorry or glad that
570th. There every man's rec- F/Sgt. Thurston tapped that keg.
ord is thoroughly checked and The tears in his eyes when half
ord is thoroughly checked and of it went on the floor were too
a definite effort is made to see of it went on the floor were too
that -the right man is in the pitiful tabehold. Pfc. Doran came
that -tho right man is in the through and willingly gave up the
right job. Working closely with threwh andwllngl g the
personnel, the department has brew he had hdden.
been attempting to build up the ORCHIDS TO UNIT
T/O without waste of time and After Sgt. "Handle-Bars" John-
blundering. son, the inimitable M. C., prom-
Credit foi the efficient opera- ised he would let -him use his
tion of this group goes to Lieuten- derby to drink from. Sousey,
ant Stump, who is a former psy- wasn't he?
chologist. The 570th is fortunate
to have such a man. All in all, we of the 503rd are
CHEVRONS ALL really grateful to the First Re-
Oh, for. the life of a sergeant! porting Company for invit-
A plain old Pfc. or corporal is ing us.
something of a novelty around
our way now. In short, congrat- Getting back to Army routine,
ulations to new Sergeants De Lo- we would like to thank those
renzo, Peckuet, Garwood and for starting that half hour of
Thompson. close-order drill daily in behalf
And further congrats to a swell of "Bull of the Woods," T/5
officer, Lieutenant Campbell, who "Brother can you spare a dime"
now sports a silver bar instead of Bill Brassell. T/5 "Red" Murphy
gold. and I saw him down in the pow-
A further note: Your reporter der room just before the drill
and a guy named Schultz now hour, perfuming his breath to
wear two stripes with a "T" un- sweeten his tones ar 3 the dis-
der them. Rather nice but it position of our fair company, be-
weights your arm down for a fore taking off to bellow the comn-
while, anyway, mands.
Viewed by Scribe
Of 314 Squadron
By SGT. BURKSON
On Labor Day it was this
scribe's pleasure to visit the
Tampa Shipbuilding Com-
pany. Although we were
rushed through the vast areas
of the yard, the sights were
not easily, forgotten.
Shipbuilding in all stages
was shown, from the laying
of the keel, to finishing up
The roll now reads for the
t Orderly Room: Lt. David
Carson, adjutant. Lt. Smith, for-
mer adjutant, now is with the
Commendation for meritorious
service performed is in order for
M/Sgt. Paul J. Harding. Sergeant
Harding is doing a swell job as
acting first sergeant for the
squadron in the absence of Ser-
geant Holliday, who is taking a
trip to Oklahoma.
Among the new members of the
organization is Tommy Lillich,
newborn son of Pvt. Harry T.
Lillich. The blessed event arrived
on the eighth of September at
Sgt. John M. Quinn, Link
Trainer Department, has just re-
turned from on of those "rest"
periods commonly known as fur-
lough: With him came a very
charming girl with Quinn as her
name, too. Here's hoping that
John can protect Mrs. Quinn from
these G. I. wolves.
Those cigars Sergeant Howell
of the PO passed around before
going on furlough will be paid
out of the increase in his family
allowance. It's a boy. Congrats,
Sgt. Chester H. Miller of the
orderly room, has just returned
from a three-day pass from Mi-
ami. Mighty red face you're
Our pay roll genius, Sgt. Walter
(Superman) Herbert is now en-
joying a rest (or what ever you
do on furlough) in the great state
of Pennsylvania. Pay day will be
Homer Conerly of the Ordnance
is now rocking his stripes. Con-
gratulations S/Sgt. Conerly and
be sure and check to see if your
quarters are on the. pay roll each
Have you noticed the shiny
faces and the slicked down hair
of the boys eating in the 314th
mess hall? We now have the
WACs eating with us. Welcome
to all you-girls. But from the ex-
pression on some of the faces
they wouldn't know the differ-
ence if they were eating saw-
It is rumored that S/Sgt. "Pilot"
Gordon will take unto himself a
boss at some future date.
We are glad to see the Pfc.
Praying for Corporal Club has
among its new members E. C.
Kennedy, J. E. Arnold, L. Garo-
synski, W. Shumaker, N. Dubyk,
M. South, A. J. Panek, P. O. Ros-
ner, S. H. Smith, E. F. LeGreal,
H. J. Farley, I. A. Robinson and
R. J. Carriveau.
Among the corporals we now
find W. H. Adams, C. D. Rich,
H. K. Jacobs, W. W. Kutsuk and
R. N. Petteway.
We are sorry to lose Major
Stout, base operations officer,
who has been transferred.
Great loss to the adjutant's sec-
tion in base headquarters is the
transfer of C. W. O. Simcic, who
will soon be in Louisiana.
We hear that S/Sgt. Goode is
going to school. Well, there is
nothing like larnin' sergeant.
T/Sgt. Back, S/Sgt. Schweiger
and Sergeant Porterfield are now
doing TD at the Third AF Rest
Center, Lake Lure, N. C. Wonder
if the boys are there for duty or
Lt. W. E. Houghton of the QM
section will walk the last mile
in the Catholic church, Nantasket,
Mass., on Sept. 20. The lucky girl
is Miss Mary M. Dornan and the
lieutenant is bringing her back
You know, the best state on
the map is the United States and
don't let anyone tell you differ-
WACs, Sailors, Marines
To Attend 588th School;
By SGT. MARTIN L. WOLF
A staff reorganization at 588th headquarters was the
highlight of the week, with numerous changes affecting the
First Lt. Oliver 'B. Jackson moved up into the Ass't
S-1 spot, and it is confidently expected that his vigor will
manifest itself as in the past. Incidentally, Lt. Jackson is
shortly to depart on a well-earned leave, as a breather be-
fore launching his new career.
First Lt. John H. Baldrige moved up from Administra-
tive Inspector to: Adjutant, in
0/20 A d B s which capacity he will fill Lt.
U0/2U And BusT Jackson's vacancy with his usual
meticulous work. The new Execu-
Theme of 501st tive Officer is Harold D. Foss,
ITheme of 50 st, formerly Motor Transport officer
*s Repor g I and Ass't S-3.
1ST ReporTing g Staff Sgt. Konowitz is having
an unusual time of it these days
By CPL. AL BRUNNER in his instructing at informa-
S i tion center. One of his students
Who is the private from the is 3rd Officer Sara Beall, of
Medics, who, when asked by the WAC. Oh! to be an instruc-
Sgts. Leon Lennertz and James tor again!
Matthews what he made on his NAVY BLUE, TOO
AGCT replied, 20/20? WACs, Sailors and Marines will
Of course, we all believe T/5 all be a small part of the student
Lee Griffith when he says he personnel of this battalion's
e i ee e schools in the near future, and if
goes to St. Petersburg to rest you see any navy blue cutting
every week, but we wonder why you out of a Service Club dance,
he looks so tired when he gets you'll know that the sailor boy
back. isn't lost-he belongs here!
1st Reporting company of 501st Added members to the teaching
is going to open a day room. We staffs of our schools include
are also going to have a program M/Sgts. Dadmun and McNeill,
of athletics with regimental com- Sgts. Maderaski and Hume, T/4
petition, indoor sports, outdoor Setinari, T/5's Adams, Bledsoe
sports, checkers and chess. Any- and Hopster, and Pvt. Falcone. A
s s c aA big welcome to these new addi-
one interested in helping or com- big welcome to these new addi
peting see T/5 Al Zack in the tons.
orderly room. Lt. Albert G. Schau was ap-
pointed Commanding Officer of
What is this about Pfc Rossi the 1st Detachment which is made
with a girl friend from Eastern up of portions of the Radio and
Pennsylvania who uses south- Information Center School staffs.
ern slang? By the way we hear tell
If you have been wondering that Lt. Schau took the fatal step
why it has been difficult for you while on his recent leave .
to get past the orderly room married his home town gal. Lots
door it is the result of Pfc. Al- on luck on both promotions, Sir!
bert Garvey on the other side The personnel of this Head-
of the door. quarters successfully proved
EXTRA! The Company cat is that business associates can fra-
about to become a mother. ternize without any loss of
Lt. James Moran is "Kaintuck" professional respect. The party
bound to sip some cool mint- at the Columbia Restaurant was
juleps on his leave which is com- a whopping success, and it is
ing up shortly. hoped that there will be many
occasions of a like nature in
Has your mail been late? Oi the future. One of the outstand-
course, mail clerk Pvt. Joe ing features of this get-together
Doyle, was married on Sat. was the commendable spirit of
Sept. 11 and his feet didn't dignity and soldierly conduct,
touch solid ground for a week. accomplished at no expense in
We don't attribute late mail gayety.
to that--just a thought.
Tomorrow night will find Com-
Our cool-calm-and collected pany A enjoying the festivities at
Supply Sgt. Frank Jordan is go- a company party, with WACs be-
ing to Boston, Mass., on his fur- ing supplied to socialize the event.
lough. Watch out for those Motor Trans-
Why did T/Sgt. William Harp- port men, WACs.
er need two armed guards to VERBUG
collect his pay Saturday? SILVERBURG PPED
Pvt. Frank Richardson, who Another important change in
recently returned from the hos- the strengthening structure of this
pital, has been painting murals battalion was the advancement of
for the company. 1st Lt. Raymond E. Hren from C.
or the company. of Company B to a key spot
Tricky Italian General That's the score for this week
in the 588th; oops! How could we
Tries Ruse, Fails forget!! Jerome Silverberg of S-4
PALERMO, Sicily.- (CNS) was upped to sergeant last week,
When American troops arrived and the stripes look well on him.
here, Lt. Gen. Traina Francesco, Delinquencies are running
deputy judge advocate general of low these days; let's try to make
the Italian army, whipped off his it a clean slate from now on.
uniform and donned civilian at- Whaddaya say?
tire. He then asked to be classi-
fied as a civilian. The Allies dis- "Trouble with Florida," moans
allowed his claim, however, and the Group Snoop, "is we're al-
shipped him to Africa as a mili- ways wet. If it ain't rain, it's
tary prisoner, sweat!"
-,-- -- ^- ".. -1,41 CO ""
"I don't think Dick Tracy will ever get out of this one!"
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
552d Coming Up
By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR.
"Italy Surrenders When 552d Starts Rifle Practice"
.-. so read the front page headlines of our battalion news-
paper Saturday, Sept. 11th .. Yes, at one time the fellows
in 552d had a "sick, lame and lazy" handle tagged on them.
. Came some changes Remember the AWUTC track.
meet? ... 552d surprised many with its showing. .. Came
the second Olympics the other outfits participating ....
"Sick, lame and lazy," huh? Guess you GI's found out what
sort of guys were in 552d then!
The old 552d sure has changed
S. .. Your columnist returning
from furlough a week ago was
surprised to see the area turned
into a Dry Run Rifle Range ...
"Ready on the right Ready
on the left" Yup .. Range
procedure was under the direc-
tion of 1st Lt. Joe Glickman.
Lt. Marks, Lt. Armstrong, Act-
ing 1st Sgt. Wertheimer of the
3d Rept. Co. and T/4 Devine
were the staff giving the boys
the Dry Run Just a tip ...
it's a Dry Run now.. it'll un-
doubtedly wind up a muddy site
on the range when you fire ...
take your raincoat. ... The fel-
lows firing last week on the 30-
cal. range found it does rain out
there, too! But definitely!
Some of the "old" 552d men
should return and stroll along the
,campus walks what a change
in.the old Alma Mammy! ..Re-
member the details?" .Indian
Rocks was the best one "over
38 club" it was tagged work
till 4 p.m. and then a swim in the
High school sororities were va-
cationing in the vicinity then
(June) ... some young blood crept
in on the detail how they ate
it up! ... noon meal on the corner
drug-store porch ... G.I. chow...
cheese and jelly sandwiches .
it's all different now! 552d is
definitely "the" battalion on Drew
.. Any challenges?
A thoughtful thought from Hq's.
Co .... "A guy might as well turn
in his barrack bags, 'cause the
only -time I see 'em is when I meet
them while changing organiza-
tions." Some guys ought to
really know 'em now .... Sgt.
Gorjans of Hq's. Co. says, "Rain
or shine, I don't give a quack. I've
things in view that weather don't
interfere with." We suppose this
is one case where nature takes its
First Sgt. Lister of 2nd Rept.
Co. has this to tell: "If you get up
earlier in the morning than your
neighbor does, work harder,
scheme more, stick to your job
more closely, stay uip later plan-
ning how to make more money
than your neighbor, burn the mid-
night oil more planning how to
get ahead of him whilevhe's snooz-
ing; not only will you leave more
money when you die, but you'll
leave it much sooner!" .. Oh,
well, guys .you know your
Third Reporting Co. news re-
leased through channels... Con-
gressman Irby W. Davis is still
telling some tall tales about Lub-
bock, Texas .At any rate, he's
doing a fine job for the home-
town chamber of commerce .
The boys in our company are very
anxious to get started on the map
reading classes they think
some club can be dug up then so
as to locate 552 ... .Having cov-
ered the continent, someone should
be able to find some foreign spot
that we will be moving to .
West to East and All Over Drew
These are miracles I'd like.
Lone Liberator Routs
10 'German Planes
LONDON. (CNS) A lone
American Liberator bomber
routed 10 German JU-88s pro-
tecting a pack of Nazi U-boats
in a 40-minute battle over the
Bay of Biscay, according to an
Several crewmen of the Liber-
ator were wounded in the action
but they shot down one of the
enemy planes, damaged two
others badly, scored hits on a
fourth and the rest took it on
Surgeon of 511th
Gets Second Bar
Captain James G. Roberts,
Commanding Officer of the 511th
Fighter Bomber Squadron, is
pleased to announce the promo-
tion of Edward S. Baxter, the
popular flight surgeon of the
511th to the rank of Captain.
A graduate of the University of
Ilinios College of Medicine, Cap-
tain Baxter brings to his position
a background of experience ac-
quired during the seven years
that he practiced medicine in
Western Springs, Ill. Upon enter-
ing the Army, he received his
commission as First Lieutenant.
He served with a Signal unit,
later becoming the Acting Com-
manding Officer of the Overseas
84th Ftr-Bomber Radio Section, 9th FC,
Loses Good Men s a Hardworking Outfit
Loses G ood Men .ws.-.... ..
To Latest Group
On the Headquarters bulletin
board there is a Memo to room
orderlies which reads something
Sweep under Sgt. Saffern's
This week the 84th shook up
the staff again sending T/Sgt. Ed-
ward R. Williams, S/Sgt. Paul E.
McNeely, S/Sgt. Bernard M. Po-
gal, Sgt. Kermit F. LaGrange, Sgt.
John J. McElligott, Sgt. Albert L.
Fern, Sgt. E. L. Saffern, Cpl.
Doyle C. Spivey, Cpl. Homer L.
McInturff, Pfc. Robert E. Morris
and Pfc. Sanford Hirschfield to
the 407th. These boys had to clear
places like Tech Supply, Arma-
ment, Ordnance-names they had
seen on paper but never had time
to visit before; quite a revelation.
And then there was that routine
business of packing and lugging
barracks bags. When good little
GIs knock at the Pearly Gates
we imagine they will be carrying
their barracks ba :s.
Cpl. Robert Judy's happiness
knows no bounds these days .
with the departure of the guy
who sleeps in the upper bunk, he
will now have enough room to
hang his clothing.
When S/Sgt. Walter Stein
moved into HQ. ASgt. Greenup
found someone wTo knew how
the good old Army should be run;
Stein tells how they did it in
Panama and Greenup in Puerto
Adventurous Corporal Not
Chagrined by Double Talk
By S/Sgt. ARTHUR CAMPER
496th Fighter Bomber
Overheard in Barracks 287
when the news of the Italian sur-
render broke out over the radio:
Cpl. Joseph Arterberry, Long
Beach, Calif., "Another Orson
Welles program-jeeze that guy's
realistic." Pvt. George P. Cataldo,
Boston, Mass., "Allegro! Viva
I'Italia!" Sgt. Robert C. Snyder,
Seattle, Washington, "I'm Dream-
ing of a White Xmas." Pfc. Wil-
liam R. Kraus, East Orange, N. J.,
"Gosh!" Cpl. Louis Manus, Bronx,
N. Y., "Wonderful, but we've still
got a. big job ahead." Pvt. Wil-
liam C. Mason, Tacoma, Washing-
ton, "Beats the (4ENSORED) out
of me!" Sgt. Peter F. Fontana,
Copiague, N. Y., "Spaghetti and
ravioli, mmmmmm." Pvt. George
Wolford, Dayton, Ohio, "I've got a
furlough coming up but maybe I
Cpl. Frank Casey, Worcester,
Mass., tells this one. Throat dry
andweak from the Florida heat,
Casey, ambled into his favorite
Tampa bar the other day. Hug-
ging the familiar rail he pre-
pared to order a tall cool one
when he spotted a sign reading
"Try a Slap-a-Jap Cocktail,
Being of adventurous spirit
Casey creased the mahogany
with two bits, his mouth water-
ing in anticipation. The bar-
tender served Casey the drink,
a 25c war savings stamp and a
glass of water!
Are you lonely? Do you crave
a soulmate? See Cpl. Luther J.
Reitmeyer, Williamsport, Pa. He's
got enough telephone numbers to
choke an elephant and the Arma-
ment gang thinks he ought to go
in business. Something like the
Lonely Hearts racket.
Walking on air these days are
S/Sgt. Henry Ford, New Work
City, and Sgt. Larry LaBati,
Houston, Texas. Their wives are
Tampa-bound to join them. La-
Bati can't talk about anything else
and Ford says "it's like a second
RATHER THEM THAN US!
Pfc. Douglas C. Presnell, Ath-
ens, Alabama, on duty with the
Dispensary is counting the days
until he gets those orders trans-
ferring him to aviation cadet
training. An artist at giving G. I.
shots to dispensary patients, Pres-
nell is looking forward to the day
when he'll be dishing out another
brand of shots steel-jacketed
ones directed at Hirohito and
Intelligence lost a fine officer
last week when Lt. Karl D. Henze
got his transfer orders. Lt. Henze
is headed for a theatre of opera-
tions and the squadron wishes
him all the luck in the world.
Soldiers Bed Down
In Pokey-For Free
week-end soldier influx from
nearby Camp McCoy, Wis. has
made town hotel facilities so
overcrowded that visitors are now
permitted to sleep on the floor
of the jail-for free.
Ticker Tape Greets
British AA Gunners
NEW YORK- (CNS) -Ticker
tape was showered on 342 mem-
bers of the First British Com-
posite Anti Aircraft Battery
which arrived here recently after
fighting in Tunisia. The group
plans to tour the United States.
LT. ROBERT L. BURKE, inspecting the work of a rado. pupil, in
foreground at right. At code machine in background are S/Sgt.
Norbert Warren, left, and M/Sgt. George Maxwell. This is only
a portion of the radio class.
By S/SGT. MIKE DODD
The Radio Section of Sig. Hq.
and Hq. Co., 9th Fighter Com-
mand, is strictly on the :eam these
days, and the instruction being
meted out daily to the students is
hitting the bull's-eye, according
to Lt. Robert L. Burke, Radio Of-
Lt. Burke and his able staff of
non-commissioned officers, com-
posed of M/Sgt. George W. Max-
well, Section Chief; S/Sgt. Nor-
bert Warren, Procedure Instruc-
tor; S/Sgt. Gerald Marshall,
Maintenance Chief, and S/Sgt.
John W. Midla, Field Instructor,
have formulated a streamlined
and modern method of instruc-
tion which is producing gratifying
Lt. Burke is proud of his Radio
Section, and justly so. "Just to-
day," he confided to this reporter,
"one of the students told me that
he found our method of instruc-
tion easier to grasp and absorb
than that of a well-known radio
school back east."
The lieutenant's eyes played
about the recently remodeled spic
and span classroom with a proud
twinkle. "Perhaps it's the pleas-
ant environment," he continued.
"We've just had the place done
over. But I attribute the success
of the classes in a large measure
to our competent instructors. They
impart the dope clearly, concise-
ly and in an interesting manner.
Oh, we're on the ball and keep
plugging steadily from beginning
of the day to the finish. The stu-
dents are showing a fine interest
in the work and they are learn-
Right now this fast-moving Ra-
dio Section is stressing elementary
electricity and theory. Due to
transfers, most of the student
body is new, former pupils hav-
ing gone to other units in which
they'll most likely be applying in-
valuable knowledge gained in the
9th Fighter Command Radio Sec-
tion on foreign soil.
M/Sgt. Maxwell called me to
one side and said out of the cor-
ner of his mouth, "Don't forget
to put in your article, Sgt. Dodd,
that Lt. Burke joined our com-
pany only three weeks ago, but in
that short time he's given my sec-
tion a real pep shot in the arm,
and, in a word, he's an all-around
More power to the Radio Sec-
tion and the splendid work they
759th Alive, Active, Alert
Drew Field's most recent ac-
tivated Company, namely the
759th Signal AW Company is now
officially heard from. We missed
last week's issue due to the un-
settled condition of our organiza-
tion during its early stages of
The excitement was too much
for Sergeant Turske who was
taken to the hospital with a re-
currence of an old leg infection.
Another hospital case is that
of Pfc. Waggoner who recently
returned to duty following an op-
eration. We are fortunate in hav-
ing with our organization, Lt.
Podich who is a fine baseball
player who pitched with the San
Francisco Seals before entering
the Army. Corporal West and
T/5 Stothard, better known as
"Fearless Fosdick," were seen re-
cently eating ravenously at one
of Tampa's better restaurants.
Upon closer observation, we dis-
covered that the reason to be a
delicious chicken dinner. How-
ever, from the crowing T/5
Stothard has been doing the past
five days, we think that he was
T/5 Bryan emerged as the
champion poker player and dice
shooter this we4'k. He'll prob-
ably be champion something else
next week when the boys, get
Sergeants Shaw and Copeland
and staff have been very active
this week making out extra allot-
ments. No, believe there, will
be several vacancies at Larry
Ford's next Saturday night.
The highlight of the current
week was the marriage of T/5
Mallet on Friday afternoon to his
lifelong sweetheart. Needless to
say the entire organization ex-
tends their sincere congratula-
tions to them. Handsome Ser-
geant Tamavich emerged recent-
ly from the dentist with a front
tooth extracted. We are looking
forward to the time when he will
have this condition corrected and
flash his usual big smile again.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
746th Opens Conduct Medals
Sweetheart, Wife Awarded Soldier
By CPL. CHAS. MARGOLIS
Those pictures of glamour and heavenly charm tucked
Saway in wallets, envelopes and barracks bags and proudly
exhibited to admiring eyes on any and all occasions can
now be entered in a Sweetheart Photo Contest open only
to members of the 746th.
A thumbnail biography of the tell you that they were aiding in
weekly winner together with the the search for the WAC of the
print of your best girl, lovely sis- week.
ter--or dear wife-will be pre- FAST WORK
sented in this column as a regular Private Harless tied the wed-
feature. Private Harless e we
eateding knot and left for his honey-
We have gazed with rapture at moon, all on a three-day pass.
your photos, now let's see how Wishes of speedy recovery are
your beauty fares in a competi- extended Pvts. Markowitz and
tive contest. ..... Sheneman.
For those From sources that have always
who do not proven unreliable we learn that
know whom to "Tex" Poole's wife has left him.
contact for T/5 Reyes is looking for a grid-
their sugar re- dht dle these days for tortillas and
ports, a picture enchiladas. You get the griddle
is printed here and Mrs. Reyes will do the rest.
of Mail Clerk
Pvt. Collela, .
who was un-
able to submit
in time for this PVT. REED
edition, will answer all ques-
tions concerning your mail. He
will tell you why your mail is
being held up and why the
folks back home do not write.
Picture of Private Hoffman was
taken in the St. Petersburg beach By PFC. "BUNNIE" CASSELL
area where he prepared himself We see by our paper that
for the ardu- Cpl. Mary Pedron is, just as
ous task of
Sclerking in the we always thought, the
plotting pl a- "WAC of the Week," accord-
toon. He still
prefers St.Pete ing to the boys from the
for its many 746th. Wonder is they've
attractions, ever seen her at work in the
LISTED mess kitchen, neat 'n' sweet
SPromoti o n s in her starched frocks? Yup,
.recently raised lads, she looks just exactly
W.. Pfc. Fornecker
and Frost to like the dream you'd like to
HOFFMAN corporal a nd come home to. Somebody
T/5 respectively. Private Rhea else must 'have his eye on
made private first class her, too, 'cuz what should the
"Burma Kid" Schumann now mail disclose otherr day but a
succeeds Baumwall as coke mail disclose otherr day but a
s Baumwa as coke single gold bar, without any note
operator, at all, folded into a powder blue
Pfc. Graziano has an occasional envelope. And what did the ser-
nightmare. Those "Shadow" geant think about that, Mary?
books during the day are a little WHAT'S COOKING?
too realistic. M/Sgt. Reilly also All of those gals who cook
seeing' things at night knows how seem to capture hearts right 'n'
to take advantage of nearby mu- left, here at Drew. Many's the
oles o medical lad who's sighing over
Pvt. Zorc will take orders for medical lad who's sighing over
"D Not Disturb" signs forthoser those busy lasses who stew and
"Do Not Disturb" signs for thoseawak- brew over at the Medical Detach-
who find reveille a crude aak- ment ktichen, we hear. Tillie
eng from the arms o or- Celek, that baking whiz, man-
pheus. ages to do all right with her ac-
NO BLACKOUT cordion. How the guys 'n' gals go
New changes at the 746th: for those polkas!
F/Sgt.' Coppel removed his mus- These WAC Judo enthusiasts
tache, so did Pvt. Scheintaub. are getting more expert every
Boys n ow day. At a certain party last
travel incog- PE week, Pfc. Thelma Gonyaw
n i t o without .A took her dancing partner right
their disguise. off his feet while demonstrat-
Cpl. Knapp ing her prowess. For a moment,
now has a new the poor G. L, also adept at Jiu
set of choppers; Jitsu, looked startled. Then, re-
claims the set suming his poise and equili-
n o w contains brium, he gulped, "Oh, that was
one mo re perfect. Just perfect!"
molar than the That poor, hoping M. P. over
original. It at PX No. 1 is just eating his
comes in handy .. heart out for Pfc. Hettie Osborne,
on GI chow. SCBHEINT.%AB who is no longer a WAAC. Of
T/5 Gnat's policy these days course, though, that doesn't seem
is--no monee, no vwashee. to cramp his style with any other
S/Sgt. Cohen is somewhat member of the WAC detachment
gassy these days-now learn- who wanders in for a soda!
ing all about it at gas school. WAC INSPIRATION
S/Sgt. Le Bold is still trying Pfc. "Beth" Groff has been
to make good on a hole puncher. spinning this week, trying to track
Some day he may surprise us. the scribbler of a most mysterious
"Kentucky" Blackstone will message. The name isn't too fa-
challenge all other companies miiar, but the tone of the letter
to a contest of hand grenade is. However-We'd check with
throwing. He feels pretty con- some feminine handwriting, if we
fident having recently heaved were you, Beth, but then, you
one with ease for a distance of nevercan tell! Maybe you'd bet-
60 yards. ter keep that date this Saturday
T/4 Kramer was conducting night, just in case!
motor driving school-new batch Some of those M. P.'s and
of cowboys will soon take to the C. Q.'s who've managed to find
roads, just lots 'n' lots of reasons to call
Private Dinnerstein sometime Base Information, when the main
back held a contract with the reason, really, was to hear that
Chicago Cubs. Now holds one sweet voice saying "Auxiliary
with the 746th. Stivers speaking," will be sur-
S/Sgts. Wisniewski and Busack prised to learn that Josie is a
were last seen in the WAC area. poetess. She's about to have a
S/Sgts. Wisniewski and Busack book of poetry published, and,
were last seen in the WAC area. if the poem on page 8 is a sample,
If you should ask them what they you can count us in for an auto-
were up to, they will probably graphed first edition.
Of Det 22, 23
By T/5 T. P. ALLEN
Last Saturday was a high day
in SAW Detachment 22 and 23
for the men, who received their
good conduct medal awards.
It should be remembered as the
day that they received recogni-
tion for having reached the first-
year marker on the rocky road
of their military career.
Presentation of these good con-
duct awards was made by 1st Lt.
Lawrence G. Opel, commanding
officer of Detachment 22.
Pvt. H. L. Steyer and T/5 T. P.
Allen were the men selected to
receive the awards in the 22nd
Also. T/5 Gerdard D. Scharn-
horst, the mail clerk of Detach-
ment 23, was on hand to receive
his good conduct award. He was
the second man in his detachment
to receive the award, T/5 Clifford
W. Ault having previously re-
ceived a like honor.
Late to bed and early to rise
Sure puts a sleepy look in eyes.
Second Lt. G. G. Richardson,
commanding officer of Detach-
ment 23, last week was the proud
recipient of a 15-day leave. The
men in his detachment are wish-
ing him a very pleasant time on
this well deserved leave of ab-
sence. And they, also, look for-
ward to his rejoining them re-
freshed and ready to lead them in
slapping the Axis.
Among the men that we could
Are those who make us miss
We should like to add a bou-.
quet to the many honors and fav-
orable comment Lt. Harold E.
Colvin has already received for
his splendid work in camouflage
school. We men had the great
pleasure of witnessing his very
instructive demonstrations in the
art of camouflage last Saturday.
We are sure that his method
of taking field expedients such as
brush, moss, grass, wire and im-
magination and stretching them
over a multitude of ins and outs
is the best we have seen up to
Night courses at Tampa uni-
versity are now available to Drew
soldiers, it was announced yes-
terday by the Base Schools Office.
Two courses, one in mathemat-
ics, the other in physics will be
given at a cost of $30 each. The
classes will be held four nights
weekly three hours each evening.
The mathematics course will last
eight weeks and the physics
course ten weeks, according to
Dr. Mooney, president of the
The Base Schools Office will
WOODEN FOOT-LOCKER with com-
partment similar to GI issue and lock.
Price $2.50. Call Joe. Extension 385
between 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
FORD roadster, 1934 model. Good
tires, A-i motor and new top. $325.
See Lt. Stevens, Det. Med. Phone
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
AUSTIN 1933 coupe good little mo-
tor and tires. 45 miles to a gallon of
gas. Soldier going on vacation needs
larger car. Will sell or trade. Cpl.
Willard 0. Tidd. Ph. 490.
CUSHMAN HUSKEY 2-h.p. scooter
bike. Needs about $20 worth of re-
pairs. Reconditioned it is worth $125,
the first $65 cash takes it. See it at
Quartermaster Warehouse 16-C-10.
CAMERA fans att. Make an offer.
Kodak recomar 24x314 film pack,
with ground glass focusing, dble. ext.
bellows, eye level finder, F 4:5 in
compur shutter 1 sec.-1/250 with self-
timer, in good condit. Plus two cut
film holders, and cut film dev. tank.
Really a sweet job. Write: Cpl. M.
Lipshutz, Company A, 533rd Sig. AW
PONTIAC 2-door sedan. 1935 model.
Good condition $200. Harold Levy,
,Cpl.. Station Hoppital WAF D B-2.
BICYCLE, same as new. See Sgt. E. L.
Curley or Ph. Ext. 366. Hq. & Hq.
Sq. III FC.
WANTED TO BUY
WILL pay any price within reason for
good, sturdy ironing board for use in
WAC barracks. Will save present
wear and tear on GI foot lockers and
WAC backs. Call Cpl. Lora Taylor.
ARGUS C-3 camera, or a comparable
camera, for a sensible price. If you
need cash and not a camera, call 287
and let's dicker.
DESPERATE sucker will purchase
foot locker for some delectable cold
currency. See W. B. Hummer, 588th
SAW Bn. Barracks 10 A-04. on J just
West of AWUTC Hqs.
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
WANT TO BUY-Typewriter, perfer-
ably portable, will pay cash. Sgt Car-
penter. Ph. Drew Field Extension 287.
WANT TO BUY-Camera, any size
film. What have you? Sgt. Ed. W.
Hoy. Hq. Plotting Co.. 564 SAW Bn.
WOULD like to buy an automobile.
Will show interest in any model later
than 1936. Call Lt. Roper. Ph. 429.
WANT to buy foot locker suitable for
overseas duty. Call Lt. Townsend. Ph.
LOW-PRICED car for local transporta-
tion. Will pay cash. Ph. 466. Sgt.
Herman Cohn, Hq. & Hq. Sq. III FC.
ANYONE wishing to pool car from
Safety Harbor to Drew Field, hours
8 to 5. Call Hilda LeVey at 229.
SEVERAL cottages available at Indian
Rocks. Rent from $22.50 to $50 per
month. Mrs. Walter Metcalf, 2203
Florida Ave., Tampa. Tel. M-5-1944.
TWO rooms, one with double bed,
other with twin beds. 3115 Bay Villa
Ave. One blk. from MacDill Ave.. two
blks. from Bay Shore Blvd. Plenty hot
water. All privileges of home. Ph.
TWO rooms, completely private, one-
half block from Clearwater beach.
Large, comfortable home. Inquire Lt.
Hutner. Ph. 430 (Drew Field).
HOUSE WANTED-Wife of Army Of-
ficer. having 3 children, desires at-
tractive house in Bay Shore Boule-
vard Section on 8 months lease. Price
about $125 per month. Phone Drew
Field Extension 463.
PERSON interested in pooling car to
Drew Field from St. Petersburg.
Works 8 to 5 on field. Contact
Jacquelyn Short. Phone 229.
WANTED-To pool cars. St. Pete to
Drew. Hours: 7:30 to 5. Call 862 or
56-014 in St. Pete. Lt. V. C. Willitt,
756 SAW Co.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con-
taining money and valuable papers.
Finder please return to Pfc. Frank
Ortiz, Company D, 563d Sig. AW
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.
FOUND-Wheel, tire and tube at First
St. and B Ave. Owner may recover
same by identifying at MP Hqs.
8th and E Sts.
FOUND-College ring in trousers left
at tailor shop 3, Bldg. 11 A-124. Owner
may receive by calling for it at tailor
FOUND-Camera which was evidently
stolen from rightful owner. Now in
possession of Lt. McConnell, Det. 3.
1st Provisional School Battalion, 501st
SAW Regt., 10th and Air Street.
LOST-Prescription sun glasses, lost on
Drew Field. Address on case. E. 59th
Street, New York City. If found, please
return to Pvt. J. Harmon, Army
Emergency Relief, Hos. Annex Bldg.,
8th and B.
WANTED Projectionists, cashiers,
ticket takers, ushers, and janitors for
off-duty time. Good pay. See Lt. May
at Theater No. 3.
CALLING all radio hams. Would like
a call from all hams at Drew for qst.
mag. Will also act as information for
suggestions relative to forming a
Drew Ham club. or holding a Ham-
fest. W9 D PU. T/Sgt.' William J.
Kiewel. Org. 314th Base Hqs. & AB
Sq. Bks. 211.
VISITING parents, sweethearts, and
wives receive comfortable hospitality
at the Drew Field Guest House. At-
tractive rooms for 75c per day. Contact
Miss Leland or Miss Nicks. Ph. 897,
at the Enlisted Men's Service Club.
SPEND your off-duty hours enjoying
the fresh air and green grass of Drew
Field's beauty-spot, the new golf
course And do your part to help
keep it beautiful at the same time.
It's your course .. Won't you help
with the work of finishing it? All'
volunteers contact Lt. E. G. Metcalf
at the golf course.
MENDING to be done? Insignia to be
sewed on? Bring your mending to
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each
Tuesday morning. The Officers' Wives
Sewing Club will do your mending and
sewing for you free of charge.
GIFTS wrapped free of charge for
Service Men. YMCA USO. 214 N.
Boulevard: YWCA USO. 607 Twiggs:
Christian Service Center, corner of
Tampa and Tyler.
HOUSE SERVANT WANTED-Wife of
Army officer, having three children
and living in Bay Shore Blvd. sec-
tion, wants woman as house servant.
Hours 1 p.m. through the evening
with one day off each week. Pay
fourteen dollars ($14) per week. Per-
sons interested telephone Drew Field
HIGHLY dangerous dog, part coyote
and part wolf. Can be trained easily.
is very intelligent. Is year and a half
old weighs seventy pounds. Call Mr.
Thompson, business phone Y-1104;
home phone Y-4114.
THE 2nd Tyining Battalion is in
urgent need of old radios, tubes,
condensers coils, or any other radio
parts, for their new radio school. Any
contributions accepted most grate-
fully. Call Lt. Adams. Ph. 326. S-3
Section. 2nd Training Battalion.
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE W ANT AD Classifications
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY FOR SALE
DREW FIELD ECHOES
BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B"
Ad Classification ............................
Nome ............................ Or................................
* WANTED TO BUY
* LOST AND FOUND
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
DOCTOR J. SALTER, janitor in the flight surgeon's office, is
shown giving Miss Nettie R. Mathison, in charge of Drew Field
hospital civilian personnel, his purchase pledge for the third war
Sloan drive. Salter served 13 months in World War I with the
8th Illinois Regiment. Too old for this war, he has contributed
two sons, and as he says, "all the money I make except just
enough to live on. I figure it will help my boys and the other
(This is the second in a series of seven articles on camouflage)
Camouflage Attack Means,
Is Measure for Security;
Potent Weapon for Attack
By S/SGT. DONALD E. UTT
Base S-3 Office
Individual camouflage in itself is a measure for security and
a means of attack from ambush. The attack from ambush in itself
adds to the weapons of a soldier the most deadly of all weapons-
The first thing to do in individual concealment is to blot out
the target line. The sharpest of these are the lines of the helmet,
the pack, the rifle, and the shoulders.. The helmet can have twigs
attached by any one of several ways. A rubber band, a slice of an
old inner tube, or a piece of strong cord will hold them. They can
be placed in the mesh of a net covering.. When using a net covering
on your helmet be sure to use a good heavy cord that will take up
the shock of a rifle if it is accidentally bumped against it.
At night the enemy can distinguish between many sounds. The
sound of a helmet knocked against a solid object can give away
the position of a soldier or group of soldiers. The pack may be
painted to blend with the surrounding terrain, the rifle can be
"cut up" into smaller sections by crossing it with contrasting lines.
For instance, strips of light green or sand colored cloth can be
wrapped at irregular intervals around the piece.
The observer, of course, will still see sections of the rifle be-
tween the strips, but will find that his eyes usually do not put these
sections together into the familiar rifle shape until too late.
A white shining face is conspicuous among the forest or jungle
shadows. If grease paints are not available, the soldier should apply
S. -. -..
mud and weed stains in patterns to his face. The streaks of paint
or stains should be run over the highlights of the face and extended
into the shadows of the eye, mouth, chin, and neck. These lines
are designed to distort shadows and to give the features an unfamiliar
Also be authentic. Palm leaves can not be used in Alaska. A
haystack stuck up in the desert will be blasted to smithereens.
Neither are there haystacks in most sections of Florida. Always
study your surroundings and blend whatever you have with them.
(An excellent piece of personal protection is a fish net two
and one-half feet by five feet. It can be made easily. Garnish
this net with natural materials at hand and when it is used to
cover your body in a prone position you quickly become part of the
When you construct your foxhole put it under a brush pile; in a
pile of cordwood if you are located near a farm house; under an
artificial rock made from paper mache; or build an artificial tree
stump or trunk, remembering all while to remove all spoil from your
position. Never change the natural appearance of the terrain.
With the employment of common sense any one can make and
use concealment effectively.
Ask your unit camouflage officer for additional information
about which you may be in doubt. You'll find a copy of FM 21-45
exceedingly helpful, too.
Next week we will take up vehicle concealment.
Art of Swimming
By S/SGT. F. E. NOWICKI
The Lido Beach swimming pool
at Sarasota has been made avail-
able to the various organizations
at Camp Weatherford so instruc-
tors may teach all soldiers' to
swim and have some knowledge
of safety measures.
First Lt. James W. Kimble,
battalion athletic officer, an-
nounced that Charles L. Herring,
manager of Lido Beach, has
granted the Army permission to
use the pool.
The swimming and water safety
classes will be taught by quali-
fied Red Cross experts. The
classes, which are limited to non-
swimmers among the officers and
enlisted men, are a part of the
physical training program.
The physical training depart-
ment wants to give all the sol-
diers at Camp Weatherford the
opportunity to conquer any fear
they have of water, and also give
them some knowledge of how to
keep afloat should a sea emer-
gency or possible "commando
raid" face them.
Various organizations will also
visit the Bradenton beach each
afternoon for their swimming
(Continued from Page 1)
instructor at Western Zone Head-
quarters, Army Air Corps Mail
Operations, Salt Lake City, Utah,
and navigation officer with the
Alaskan Flight between July and
September, 1934, were followed
by his return to Rockwell Field
as commander of the 32nd Bom-
General Larson was graduated
in June, 1937, from the Com-
mand and General Staff School,
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. In Feb-
ruary, 1940, he became assistant
plans and operations officer for
the General Headquarters Air
Force at Langley Field.
A year later he assumed com-
mand of the 13th Bombardment
Group there. The station for this
group became Westover, Mass., in
1941. Later he was assigned to
the Air Force Combat Command,
Bolling Field, District of Colum-
bia. In March, 1942, he was as-
signed to command the First
Bomber Command, Mitchel Field,
Long Island, N. Y.
(Continued from Page 1)
ured by a "bond thermometer."
Mrs. Mary Barfield, in the Head-
quarters Sub-Depot office, has put
this record on the wall beside
her desk-a visible record which
tells just how many War Bonds
have been purchased.
The more bonds purchased
the higher goes the red ink.
When the drive goes over the
top the thermometer will hit the
boiling point. The aim of the
War Bond Drive leaders is to
hit that boiling point as fast
as possible-and to bubble over
Civilians of Drew Field:
Here are the men and women
who will take care of your in-
vestment in liberty:
Quartermaster, Mi ss B e t h
Burke; Base Signal, Miss Marga-
ret Betuke; AWUTC, Mr. Carl
Peterson; Finance, Miss Mary
Delvange; Third Fighter Com-
mand, Lt. James D. Lawson;
Headquarters ABAC, Miss Hilda
Sweat; Medical, Miss Nettie R.
Mathison; Ordnance, Miss Doris
Lane; Transportation, Miss Gene-
vieve Chambers; Engineering
Property, Mr. Emil E. Zeising;
Post Engineers, Mr. Adam H.
Lochner; Base Special Services
and Service Clubs, Miss Hilda
Mae Snyder; Civilian Personnel,
Mr. H. A. Thompson; Post Ex-
change Personnel Office, Mr.
Charles M. Young.
Officers and enlisted men of
Drew Field may submit money
or pledges for War Bonds at the
Base Finance Office, according
to Captain Dailey.
Remind us to keep our big mouth shut..
Week before last we made a great to-do about never
having fished in Florida waters and also took to task R. V.
(Gadabout) Gaddis, gallivanting salesman and good-will
ambassador for a sporting goods company.
Well.nri T;ddi LinrlnZ_'7onhire
and all-dropped into the sports
department the other day, a crum-
pled ECHOES in his hand, and
said positively that he had not
been unboated by a late-running
tarpon, as we had supposed, and
that, furthermore, he was still get-
ting about. He put this fishing
belittler to the test, and it's a
good thing we hadn't promised to
eat the colyum, including capitals
and boldface, because as a fishing
columnist we stink-like a 10-
day-dead, sunbaked shark.
Yes, we have been angling with
Gaddis, and we didn't show up so
hot. Worse still, we stood embar-
rassingly short to a couple of
AWUTC Special Service charac-
This Gaddis is really the com-
pleat angler-more compleat, in
fact, than Izaak Walton ever
dreamed of being. When Gad-
about hits the briny he really
makes a splash. He is compleat
to a sedan loaded down with
what must be two dozen rods
and reels and boxes and boxes
of movie equipment. Sprinkled
among all this heavy parapher-
nalia are such sundries as tape,
knives, spools of line, extra
reels and whatnot. We prob-
ably could have got better re-
sults if we used the whatnots.
PAGE DE MILLE
Anyway, we started out-in two
boats. Gaddis does everything
big. With him everything is a
production. Gadabout and us were
in one boat (the power-driven
one) and the AWUTC characters
were in the other, being towed.
What Gaddis forgot to tell us
was that we not only were going
fishing but that we also were go-
ing "on location" with the AWUTC
actors. Without hesitation, this
colyum dubs these gentlemen-
Sgt. Harry D. Johnson and Cpl.
Joseph Kenealy the Keystone
Comedy Cops of Drew Field.
After putt-putting around the
bay a while, Gaddis decided to
drop anchor. We were handed a
thin rod, on the end of which,
Gadabout informed us, was a
speckled plug referred to in the
best fishing circles as a jerkinlure
-absolutely the real thing to get
sea trout to leaping out of the
water and piling up in the boat.
Character Johnson hooked the
first fish and in accepted Holly-
wood fashion made a great scene
about it-Gaddis all the while
grinding away on the camera.
Things got dull after a while.
No nibbles. No strikes. No
fish. To break the monotony,
Director Gaddis decided John-
son and Kenealy should stage
a scene. They did, in the best
Hal Roach manner. There was
much running from one end of
the boat to the other, dropping
of hats in the bay, tangling of
lines and lots of hollering.
The shooting over, Gaddis ap-
parently noticed our quizzical
look and was quick to correct
a wrong idea we had had many
"Noise does not scare fish
away," he said authoritatively.
Our fishing situation enhanced,
we returned to casting. Gadabout
remarked that we got good dis-
tance and mumbled something
about it being unusual with the
type reel we were using. (That,
apparently, was the good-will end
of Gadabout's business.) But it
wasn't long before the compleat
angler noticed that we hadn't
quite caught onto the knack of
"popping the plug." He took over
for a few casts. He didn't catch
anything, either. So we moved
to another spot.
Arriving there, Gaddis promised
with the air of a man who knows:
"Positively can't help landing at
least 50 here."
To us the spot looked like any
other patch of water, but we let
it go at that and tried our luck
again. Character Johnson hooked
another trout, and nothing would
do but to make a super produc-
tion about it. Johnson and Ken-
ealy went into action. After a lot
of commotion the scene wound
upl with Johnson tumbling into
the bay, still holding onto the rod,
reel and fish. When Johnson re-
boated himself we noticed that he
still had his cigar in his mouth.
And his spreading mustache had
lost none of its pointiness. John-
son and Kenealy obviously were
delighted with their carryings-on.
Gaddis was jubilant because he
had filmed a good scene. We were
down because we had not got so
much as a nibble.
So we moved again-to a spot
that was absolutely alive with
trout. To help matters we changed
plugs. Now we were using a
pretty white one with red mouth
and lots of hooks. Kenealy, who
hadn't switched plugs, came up
with a trout which everybody
agreed weighed at least two and
a half pounds. As soon as he got
the strike, we yelled, "Lights,
camera, action!"-trying to get
into the spirit of things. But the
boys were not shooting this catch.
A little embarrassed, we went
back to "popping the plug." John-
son hooked a couple more. Gad-
dis, doing his best to see that we
got something, moved again, and
we returned to our original plug
-a dappled, green-grayish affair
that was by no means as attrac-
tive as the red and white one.
If we were a fish we never
would think of striking at the
drab thing we were popping
through the water, not when
there were such colorful ones as
the plug we had just discarded.
But that's what a certain one-
pound trout gets for not being
as smart as us. He (she?) did
strike at our dull plug and, be-
lieve us, we landed him (her?).
CONTINUED ON PAGE 15.
Rules Listed by
The touch football season is
about to begin on the field, and
plans already are under way to
inaugurate several leagues.
Lieutenant Lawrence Stangler,
assistant physical training officer,
said plans call for a final play-off
between winners of the various
Stangler listed the following
pertinent facts about the game
and how it is to be played:
The playing field will be 135
by 300 feet. Goal posts will not
be used, but an additional down
will be given after a touchdown
to give the scoring team a chance
to make the extra point.
Shoes with spikes are pro-
No part of the blocker's body,
except the feet, shall be in con-
tact with the ground throughout
Nine players will be on a team.
The referee shall declare the
ball dead as soon as it comes in
contact with the ground.
When the ball carrier has been
touched below the head and
above the knee by an opponent,
a down will be declared.
When passing the ball the
passer may throw the ball back-
ward, sideward, or forward.
A forward pass must be thrown
from behind the line of scrim-
On the kickoff the members of
the receiving team may not form
The offensive team must ad-
vance the ball 20 yards in a se-
ries of four downs or lose pos-
A complete list of rules will be
furnished each team when the
leagues are formed.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
Third Fighter Ball Team
Splits in Week's Games
NO MILLION-DOLLAR BAIT
GULF FISH BITE FOR GIs
The Third Fighter Command Air Corps baseballers
broke even in two games the past week.
They dropped a hard-fought contest to a visiting Bar-
tow nine in an independent booking, 3-1, at Cuscaden Park I
last Saturday afternoon. They bounced back into form
against their ancient rivals, the Signal Third Fighter out- t
fit, beating -the pigeon-chasers for the second consecutive r
time in the City Twilight League championship playoffs, f
2-0. The game was played Monday night at Drew Field.
GIVES 1 HIT, FANS 16
Hurling for the Air Corpsmen, Norm Tucker limited a
the Signalmen to one hit, a single by Catcher Landry in the
fourth inning. Only one other T
Signaler managed to get on base, r x r r
through a walk. Tucker fanned d
16, retiring the last 11 men to X c
face him. The flag wavers hit g- Pr g a
only three balls out of the infield.
Not one man on the winning team t
had an assist. a
The Air Corpsmen hopped allHeld W ednesd
over Pitcher Wojey in the open- t,
ing inning, when they tallied both
runs. With two down, Wochinske
walked and scored a moment later 3
on Mullins' two-bagger. Gosselin II J 8
chased Mullins home with a single 3 W
to end the scoring for the day. We would like to compli- S
Except for the shaky first frame,
Wojey turned in a creditable ment Capt. Van Sistine,
showing for the losers. He al- AWUTC Athletic Director,
lowed only three hits and struck
out eight batsmen. and te men who are pon-
COMMIT 8 ERRORS scoring the boxing program
In the contest with the Bartow every Wednesday night at
team the Air Corpsmen were Rec Hall No. 3. It is worth
helpless with Pitcher Catlett on ,in, to se, bein fre to all
the mound. Catlett fanned 13 going to see, being free to all,
Third Fighter men. He allowed and having good, fast bouts.
seven hits-one more than his The lads who don the gloves
team garnered--but kept them
well scattered. The losers helped are ready and willing to "mix
seal their own doom, making it." What some of the con-
eight miscues, two of them by testants lack in skill, they
Going into the fifth inning tied make up in enthusiasm. One
at 1-all, Bartow forged ahead by of the most colorful figures is an
bouncing two straight doubles off enlisted man affectionately known
the left field fence. This second as "Pop-eye" to his buddies.
Bartow marker was enough to He is an oldster with plenty of
win but.they added another in the ring experience whose "footwork"
seventh, is excellent and who is hard to
The lone Air Corps run was hit. He alone is worth seeing in
tallied in the third frame, when action. We noticed that this pro-
Palumbo singled home Cedrone, gram seems well attended by
who had got on base on an error. members of the 1st Sig. AW Tng.
THIRD FIGHTER I THIRD FIGHTER
(AIR CORPS) (SIGNAL SHIN BONE RINGER
ab. r. h.l ab. r. h.
Staiger,c 4 0 60Rush,lf 3 0 o Horseshoes is one of the most
PIalumboss 2 0 OWise.2b 3 0 0 popular pastimes of the men
cinske.rsf 2 1 0andy.b 3 of this battalion. The merry
Mufins.2b 3 1 11 Zevada,3b 3 0 0
Ootselin.,b 3 0 1 pittman,lb 3 0 o "clang" of the shoes can be
'ITeker.p 3 0 1 iojey,P .2 0 0 heard at noon and until
Antonuctcif 3 0 0 o pra,ss 1 dark. The game is notS
EFposit0.1 f 1 O iDixon.rf
edrone.3b 3 0 0 Waer.e 2 without its hazards. One Pfc. B
-- seemed to think that his leg f
Totals 24 2 3. Totas 22 0 1 was a better objective than the
THIRD FIGHTER (AC) 200 000 0-2 stake, stopping a shoe flush on
THIRD FIGHTER (SC) 000 000 0-0 the tibia, commonly known as a
Error: Mullins. Runs batted in: the shin bone. He can be seen t
Mullins. Gosselin. Two-base hit: M limping around the Headquar-
lins. Stolen base Esposito. Left on impinge around the Headuar-
bases: Signal 2. Air Corps 5. Bases ters area after having treat-
on balls: Off Tucker 1, off Wojey 3. ment of hot packs and dressing. D
Struck out: By Tucker 16 by Wey 8.much the wiser
Hit by pitcher: By Wojey (Esposito). He is now much the wiser, Z
Wild pitch: Wojey. Passed ball: Lan- standing a mere 25 yards from c
dry. Umpire: Mellott. Time: 1:30. the stake when on the receiv-
BARTOW ARMY THIRD FIGHTER ing end. If he played tiddly-
AIR BASE AIR CORPS winks the aforementioned sol- D
s. r. h. ab. r. h. dier would probably sprain his )
Newton,s 5 1 2 Staiger. 4 0 0 wrist or break his arm or some- n
Webbcr.e 4 0 .2 Palumbo.ss 4 0 1
Ralacka,2b 4 0 0 Tucker,]f 40 1 thing, being one of those un-
r. 4 0 1 Mullins.s2 4 0 2 fortunates who would fall over
S 4 1 1 Gosselin,1b 3 0 0 his own shadow. 9
Commlngs.lb 4 0 0 Epps,p 4 0 1 8
'iol.cf 3 1 0 Antonnoeri. 4 0 0 For the benefit of those who
(aydo.lif 4 1 0 iisposito.rf 3 0 1
Frite rf 4 0 0 Cedrone.3b 2 1 1 are not aware of the fact, the 1st
es Signal AW Training Battalion has
Totals 36 Totals 32 1 a hard ball team. The members
BARTOW 010 010 100-3 have been recruited from the six
THIRD FIGHTER 001 000 000-1 companies comprising the bat-
Errors: Staiger. Gosselin 2. Epps 2. talion. The team has already had
Esposito, Cedrone 2. Salacka. Catlett.
Connell. Runs batted in: Palumbo a practice session with Hq. Co.
Newton. Webber. Toal. Two-base hits: Plot Bn. of the 501st, winning by
Newton. Webber. Sacrifice hit: Gosse- a score of 6-2, due mainly to the
lin. Double plays: Newton to Salacka
to Cummings: Epps to Mullins to Gos- pitching of Cpl. McGarrity, plus
selin: Gosselin to Mullins. Left on the heavy hitting of 1st Sgt.
bases: Third Fighter 6, Barow :6.Cilcaese and Sgt. De Michael. J
Str uck -out: By Epps 4. by Catlett 13.
Hit by pitcher: By Epps (Toal). by Among the regular players are:
Catlett (Esposito). Passed balls: By Sgt. Crowl and Sgt. Flynn, catch- d
Staiger 4. Umpire: F. Garcia. Time: ers; Sgt. De Michael, Cicalese, t
2:10. Cpl. Kucurik, McGarrity, Sgt. tl
84h Ta i* k Spencer, and Sgt. Stone. Lieuten- s,
84th Topkick ant Balcumes, who manages the d
team, informed us that 25 (count h
T Furlough 'em) players were used in the 1;
T kes Murl u first game so that each man could K
By CPL. FREDERICK F. DAVIS have a fair chance at the position a
After 11 months in the service, desired. The team is anxious to P
our autocratic first sergeant, Rob- play any and all comers. Units t'
ert C. Pearman ,has decided to which have a baseball nine and f
take a furlough, would like a game, please con- t
Sgt. McAbee, Cpl. Lee and Pfc. tact Lieutenant Balcumes at Co. t
Pinkett were seen with those "E," 1st Sig. AW Tng. Battalion. I
coveted papers. We all wish PFC. PATRICK DRURY u
them to have a good time on their b
furlough, very good basketball team. We w
The little man with the child- also had a court. We still have
ish voice left for Miami to attend the same team, but no court. We s
physical training school. Is it hope some solution can be found. b
possible that he will develop a The fighting 59th has some new a
voice that can be heard in the material this season. Perhaps v
third rank? with the aid of the new men they v
Last year, fellows, we had a will live up to their name.
Two Teams Tied
in Netball Play
The 84th Fighter Bomber Group
umbled the Third Fighter Com-
nand from a three-way tie for
irst place in the Officers' Volley-
Tied for first place are the
14th and the 314th BH and AB
Sq. squads, each withth ree wins
ind no defeats.
After dropping the pair to the
14th, the Third Fighter came back
Tuesday to nab two from the
Medical Detachment. On the same
lay the 84th copped two more
contests from the Signal Corps
The Medics, Pigeon chasers and
he 407th Fighter Bomber Group
are sharing the cellar.
The 407th took the place of the
Won Lost Pdt.
14th ............... 3 0 1.000
4th ................ 3 0 1.000
rd F. C.. ..... 2 1 .667
07th ............... 0 1 .000
ig. Ops. HIs. ..... 0 3 .000
led. Det. .......... 0 3 .000
DREW FIELD BOXERS
SOUGHT FOR TAMPA
A big boxing card featuring
all soldier leather-pushers is
being planned for Tampa's
Municipal Auditorium next
-month, Lieut. C. W. Lyons,
base physical training officer
Drew Field fighters who
would like to try out for a
place on the program should
see Lieut. E. P. Dee, Fifth
Training Battalion athletic of-
ficer, at Rec. Hall No. 3, Ave-
nue N near Second street.
SLieutenant Lyons said va-
cancies are open in all weights.
Plans call. for pitting. Drew
boxers against MacDill fight-
Wins for 84th Gp.
Behind the two-hit slinging of
I/Sgt. Hammer, the 84th Fighter
Bomber Group's softball team de-
eated the Ninth Fighter Com-
nand, 3-2, Monday night.
Hammer also fanned 13 men
nd drove in the winning run in
he seventh inning.
84TH GROUP 9TH FIGHTER
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Quiles.ss 3 1 0 BaUli.3b 3 % 0
nMnfld.lb 3 3 i Omar.lf 3 0 0
onsUant.3b 3 1 0 Platis.rf 3 1 1
nigiht,sf 3 0 Jacobs,2b 3 0 I
iasi.cf 3 0 0 Moscone.lb 3 0
Narrison.rf 3 0 0 Midla.t 3 0 1
orsey,2b 3 2 0 Leonards.sf 2 0 0
ill.c 2 0 0 Sa d hi.s 2 0 0
leBula.3b 1 0 1 Phillips,f 2 0 0
ammerp 1 0 1 Dove.p 2 0 0
28 8 3 2 2 2
TWO BEAUTIES landed by Sgt. Harry D. Johnson (left) and
Cpl. Joseph Kenealy, of the AWUTC Special Service Office
egg the ECHOES' fishing editor on to try his hand at the
NOTHING TO IT. Our local Izaak Walton hooks a sea trout,
but only after patient angling and much instruction from R. Y.
(Gadabout) Gaddis, his host. See fishing column on left side
TROUT IS BOATED hby ,our inirepi'd Tamrpa BJ f4,.i ,ni.
We admit he looks no little surprised. And why not? It's the
first one he's landed in Florida.
001 000 1-2
100 100 1-3
(Continued From Page 14)
And we got a picture to prove
it. (See pictures, cols. 4 and 5.)
As soon as we had our fish, we
decided it was time to return to
he sports department to record
he vital event. The score: John-
on, 5; Kenealy, 2; us, 1. ( Gad-
is wasn't fishing; just showing us
ow.) After depositing us on
and, Gadabout, Johnson and
Kenealy returned to the fishing,
nd no doubt they will be stop-
ing in here in a day or two to
ell us: "Boy, you should have
tayec out! After you left the
ish were hitting everything we
hrew in even Johnson's old
igars and Kenealy's fatigue hat.
t was so good that the three of
s had to ride back in one boat
because the other was heaped high
This is our story and you're
tuck with it. We finally have
een fishing in Florida, and we
re convinced there is nothing
irong with the state, with the
water or with the fish. It's us!
We're just not an angler.
GETTING SEA TROUT off the plug's hook is something our
staff man had to learn for himself. Instructors refused to of-
fer more than verbal advice. De-hooking was finally accorn-
plished after much manipulation.
S ... .. .
THERE IT IS, ready to be delivered to the mess sergeant. Of
course, our fishing editor did not do as well as Johnson and
Kenealy, but he did catch a fish, and he also found that fun
and fishing in Florida cost a GI very little.
-Photos by R. V. (Gadabout) Gaddis.
* *" -f^.'
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
Hero. Recovering at Drew Buys War Bonds
By PFC. ALBERT DIRECTORY
The destroyers are wiggling through the sea like boxers hunting an opening for a
There are three of them-tough, fierce creatures with the speed of greyhounds-
coughing consistent flames skyward toward a group of planes circling overhead.
The ships roll to their beams from bombs dropping about them. The destroyer on
the left is hit on the bow and men rush forward following the shock to quell the flames.
crew as a trace of smoke becomes
visible about the tail of a plane.
Another plane zooms downward
toward a destroyer. The guns of
the destroyer are pointed toward
the ship, with tracer bullets giv-
ing evidence of a direct hit. For
seemingly decades of seconds the
gun crew watches the plane dive
Suddenly a terrific explosion
knocks the crew against the
sides of the ship. The spit of
the anti-aircraft gun is stopped.
The plane passes beyond the
ship and makes a determined
effort to gain altitude. The
The plane wavers ii the sky
and then, miles away, plummets
downward into the ocean.
The above recounted scene took
place at about 3 a.m. July 20.
The three destroyers were Jap,
aimed at protecting troop convoys
seeking to land troops.
NOW AT DREW
The stricken plane was Ameri-
can, and the aerial gunner and
flight chief was S/Sgt. Robert H.
Parks of Houston, Texas, now re-
covering from malaria and other
injuries in the Drew Field hos-
Sergeant Parks was interviewed
yesterday by this reporter seeking
a possible "tie-in" with the cur-
rent war bond drive.
"Yes. I believe you can get a
story from him," a nurse said.
"We'll bring him out as soon as
It was several minutes before
Sergeant Parks was wheeled into
"Yes, I was injured in the
south Pacific," he said.
His face was drawn and tight
and his lips trembled. It was
evident that every word was
Painfully the story of heroism
of the American crew was told.
The plane crashed in the sea after
sinking the Jap destroyer. Ser-
geant Parks, cut and paralyzed,
was rowed by his crewmates to
an island, fortunately not too dis-
According to Sergeant Parks,
the chief inhabitant of the island
was a huge Burma bull, left by
natives when they abandoned the
"He wasn't chummy at all," he
said. "At first we wondered if
we would ever make friends."
After two days the bull became
very friendly and when they were
found by American rescue parties
the animal attempted to leap into
The castaways hid for two
days from Jap forces which had
occupied an island a few miles
"It was nice to get among a
strong American force again,"
he said. The smile was forced
but the feeling was apparent.
Pictured above are Gloria Gon-
zales, 2703 Myrtle avenue, Tampa
a civilian employee in Base Head-
quarters; Sergeant Parks, and Pvt.
Jacob Harbon of the 564th SAW
This assignment started out as
a regular beat destined to encour-
age the sale of war bonds.
It ended with a message for
every soldier of Drew Field.
HE BUYS BONDS
It is apparent why soldiers and
civilian employes of Drew should
drive the Third War Drive over
It is not so apparent that men
like Sergeant Parks should help
And yet the aerial gunner from
the south Pacific is purchasing
The three individuals pictured
above bought bonds yesterday.
"I've been over there and know
the importance of having equip-
ment of the best," Sergeant Parks
The drive is now on.
An exultant cry escapes the
st d ls of te ai-a tern of the ship sinks below
tightened lips of the anti-aircraft water level.