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3D WAR LOAN
IS UNDERWAY
GET ON THE
BONDWAGON


READ ECHOES
CLASSIFIED AD
SECTION ON
PAGE FOURTEEN


VOL. 2, NO. 29 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 24, 1943



Drew Football Contest Lists 10 Top Tilts


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LIEUTENANT COLONEL WILLIAM H. FILLMORE, Base ex-
ecutive officer, holds distinctive, new Third Air Force insignia
against left shoulder of Colonel Melvin B. Asp, Air Base Area
commander. Insignia takes place of present Army Air Forces
emblem and definitely tags officers and enlisted men as being
members of the world's largest air force. Inset shows closeup
of emblem.


Newly-Designed Insignia

To Be Worn Exclusively


By Third AF Personnel
Drew Field soldiers soon will be sporting an attractive,
new shoulder patch.
Brigadier General Westside T. Larson, commanding
general of the Third Air Force, has approved a Washington-
drawn insignia that is exclusive for all Third Air Force
personnel.
AVAILABLE SOON
The new shoulder patch sup-Ml f Valor
plants the present Army Air
Force insignia, and is expected
to be available about November
The insignia will be issued en-
channels. Officers may purchase
them at PX's.
The emblem combines the na-
tional colors with the blue and r 1
gold of the Air Forces. It has a
white Arabic number 3, shaded in r h is di
ed perspective, against a blue For heroism d i s pl a y e d
"sc. while serving as a medical
Bin the lower loop of the 3 is soldier in the Air Transport
Re red centered star of the Army
Air Forces The blue disc is Command at Kano, Nigeria,
rimmed by a wide orange band. on the African coast, Staff
The patch will be worn so that Sgt. Joseph A. Bolesta will
the 3 is tilted to the right at a 25- Joseph Ab- ad olestaowl
degree angle. be awarded the Soldier's
Medal for Valor Saturday
Dancing, Drinks morning on a Drew Field
ramp before a throng of med-
Offered Soldiers ical soldiers and nurses from
By Ts E s the Station Hospital, headed
y ampa' Elks by Lt. Col. Jay F. Gamel,
A pair of dances-one for of- base surgeon.
ficers, the other for enlisted Col. Melvin B. Asp, Air Base
men-is on the menu at the Area Commander, will make the
Elks' Club, Florida avenue and presentation.
Madison street, Tampa, this RELATES STORY
weekend.
Officers will trip the light "I was stationed at the RAF
fantastic in a semi-formal ball airdrome in Kano, Nigeria," Sgt.
tonight (Thursday).. Bolesta said, in speaking of the
Enlisted men will tread the incident that led to the award.
dance floor Saturday night at "Our medical detachment was
an informal affair. Dances for based there because American
enlisted men are held every planes Were also using the air-
Saturda n ever drome. One day-it was July 29,
Both affairs are without 1942-while I was standing by
charge to men in uniform and with my ambulance, an A-29
their lady guests. Soft drinks, crashed.
and possibly a little beer, will "The pilot had tried to climb,
be served along with bakery but couldn't get any altitude, so
products. (Continued on Page 16)


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Civilians Top



50 Per Cent Of



Bond Quota

Third War Loan Totals
$11,156 After Week
Drew Field civilian em-
ployes and soldiers are com-
ing through in a big way for
Uncle Sam and his Third War
Loan.
At the end of the first week
the war bond thermometer's
mercury had risen to the 50
per cent mark. Civilians and
soldiers have bought bonds
for the total cash amount of
$11,156.25, while they have
pledged to buy additional
bonds in the amount of
$40,000.
SECOND HALF TOUGH
Captain E. B. Dailey, Base war
bond officer, was encouraged by
the patriotic opening of the
pocketbooks, but warned that
there should not be a feeling of
too much satisfaction.
"Getting the second 50 per
cent," will be a far tougher
job than the first," he said. "We
have had excellent co-operation
from the various departments
and office heads. To get to the
100 per cent line and over it,
we will need even more help.
I'm sure Drew Field personnel
will not let Uncle Sam doi'n."
The first department to ring
up a 100 per cent participation
(Continued on Page 16)


Boxers Set for Bradenton


A nine-bout boxing program, featuring the Drew Field
Glove club and a team from Bradenton, will go on at 8 p.m.
Tuesday night at Recreation Hall number 3, with plenty
of thrills, chills and spills expected before the action is
finished.
Drew Field's swatters, coached by Lt. E. P. Dee, of
the Fifth Signal A. W. Training Battalion, have a record of
only one bout lost since the team's formation last January.
That one loss was in a return
match with St. Petersburg Ma-
rines, when our boys lost in four
bouts out of seven. Drew's men
had previously trounced the
Devil Dogs by a like margin.
TOUGH TEAMS


Nine terrific scraps are expect-
ed with the Bradenton brass-
knucklers. The visitors are bring-
ing down a flock of rough and
tough scrappers who would like
nothing better than to soil Drew's
near-perfect record.
Some of the men on Drew
squad include Mike "Popeye"
Holland, former Navy Pacific
Fleet lightweight champ in
1927. Another good battler is
Milt Donalds of the 588th SAW
Battalion, a sweet middle-
weight.
One of the best Drew prospects
is Pvt. William E. Keith, 1st Re-
porting Company, 503rd SAW
Regiment, who formerly boxed in
Golden Gloves with the Phila-
delphia Y.M.C.A. Keith, a light-
heavy, is an exceptionally strong
puncher.
Cpl. Junior Laney and Pvt.
Ludlow Smith, both of the 2nd
Signal A.W. Training Battalion,
Pvt.- Ramond Navarro of the
573rd, and Pvt. O. D. Hightower.
of the 501st Signal A.W. Regi-
ment, will also fight for Drew
Field.
Organized just after the first of
the year, Drew's Glove club has


TUNING UP for Drew Field's big
boxing program Tuesday night
are Cpl. Junior Laney, left, and
Pvt. Ludlow Smith. These two
Drew soldiers will demonstrate
their boxing prowess in Rec-
reation Hall number 3.
boxed all over Florida. Lakeland,
Sarasota, Ft. Myers, MacDill
Field, and the Third Air Force
arenas have all seen our boys in
action. Drew bombers have also


boxed at the Municipal Audi-
torium in Tampa for the last four
months.
Lt. Dee has directed Drew club
since its origination. His newest
crop of boxers never boxed pro-
fessionally and have been train-
ing under him only a compara-
tively short time.
Lt. Dee himself boxed as an
amateur from A1932 to '38. He
boxed in Madison Square Gar-
den in 1932 for the National
Olympic tryouts, and also
fought in the Junior AAU
Golden Gloves tournament in
Boston in 1936.
Father of a spanking new baby
girl, born to Mrs. Dee in St.
Joseph's Hospital, last Saturday
night, the young lieutenant hopes
to celebrate his advent into
parenthood with a smashing vic-
tory over Bradenton.
Remember the time: 8:00 p.m.
The Place: Recreation Hall num-
ber three. The show: nine classy
boxing bouts.

OCS Still Open

Despite Rumors,

Officer States
Drew soldiers are still leaving
for OCS despite rumors to the
contrary, Capt. William M. Hench
of base schools said yesterday.
Army Administration School is
the only one of the several which
has filled its quota.
Captain Hench explained that
the Signal Corps and Quartermas-
ter OCS was continuing its in-
struction of candidates.
"Quotas are low but it's possi-
ble for well-qualified soldiers to
be picked," he said.


I I is
MRS. MAIDA MAY brings the
war bond thermometer past
the 40 per cent mark after
purchasing- a $1,000 bond at
"lunchtime follies" at band-
shell. Other pictures on pages
2, 5, 7, 10, 12.
FREE MENDING FOR
ENLISTED MEN
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrons or insignia sewed on,
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the
Officers' Wives' Sewing club.
Clothing should be left at
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock
each Tuesday morning.


1943 Football



Screwy Mess,



Yogi Declares

College Teams Torn
By War But Ready
By YOGI
King football-despite em-
phasis on grenade tossing in
place of pigskin hurling -
opens its 1943 season in what
promises to be the most fan-
tastic year in gridiron history.
Scores of schools have
dropped the collegiate sport
for the duration, while others
have had their mediocre
squads bolstered by dozens of
players ordered there under
Navy or Marine training
programs.
Many a veteran will play this
year against his alma mater; many
a tackle will hurl his weight
against a quarterback who last
year was scoring through openings
made by him; many a coach will
growl when he sees a winning
point skillfully kicked by a back
trained on his practice field.
SERVICE TEAMS TOUGH
And that's not all. Before the
season is over proud colleges will
bow to service teams who have
the cream of American huskies
to pick from.
It's a helluva year for dope-
sters to pad their bankrolls, and
predictions will flounder on many
a plot of grid-soil.
In keeping with the slogan,
(Continued on Page 16)








PAGE TWO


' DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


501st Nominates


Clearwater Best



For Fun, Frolic


By CPL. JIM KILLINGSWORTI
It really begins to look as
though the powers-that-be wil
have to establish a branch office
for 501st Regimental Headquar-
ter- in the lovely little village of
Clearwater.
That's where everybody seems
to spend their spare (when the3
can find any) hours these days
nestling neathh the confines o:
honest-to-goodness white sheets
basking on the brilliant white
sands of the finest bathing beach
these old eyes have yet seen.
THEY LIKE ::T!
Even dyed in the wool Cali-
fornians are Clearwater boosters:
as evidenced by one group of
501st boys which included six
lads from the FarWest (seven
counting the writer.) In the
party frolicking on the beach
Sunday were Cpls. Dave Doane
(and the lovely Mrs. D.), Edward
Files, Brooks Ice, Al Schmus, Paul
DeFord, and Marvin Sahl.
It's now Master Sergeant Jo-
seph F. Stevenson, with the addi-
tin- of another stripe last week...
and a well deserved one it was,
too. Steve, who is the very effi-
cient chief clerk in Sgt. Major
Neil O'Shea's office, has only a
year to go to hit the quarter-
century mark in the service.
HERE TO STAY, TOO
There's good reason for that
big grin on Cpl. Anthony Lo
Grasso's face these days his
wife, Nancy, arrived from Brook-
lyn Wednesday.
Somebody will have to organize
a "501st Headquarters Wives'
Club" if this migration of the
little women continues. A re-
cent arrival from Buffalo, N. Y.,
is the wife of Pfc. Arthur Hannel,
who slaves away in the Form 20
department.
And speaking of the Form 20
department S/Sgt. Frank
Simonetti, furloughing out Colo-
rado way, can rest assured every-
thing is under control and run-
ning as smooth as a Waltham
under the capable substitute
leadership of Cpl. Don Lewis.
THAT TOWN AGAIN
Pvt. Albert Mixon bids adieu
to his charming wife this Sunday,
when she heads back to Birming-
ham, Ala., after spending two
weeks here with Al.
From all indications it looks as
though October will be "furlough
month" at Headquarters. We
have enlisted the services of the
lovely little lassie who assists
S/Sgt. Bill Cannon, furlough chief
-she is Miss Connie Kahn-to
keep us posted on who is going
and where and next Friday
we will tell all.
Or most all, anyway. Further-
more, Miss Connie has promised
to do a guest column while this
writer is heading out California
way come OctOber. And take it
from us it will be a honey,
'cause the girl who is going to
write it is one!
SOME SHORT STUFF
It was "happy birthday" last
week for First Lt. C. A. Lundy,
501st Adjutant, and Pauline (don't
call me Polly) Wright, so con-
gratulations are in order. ...
Cpl. George Klaeger is still mak-
ing good his boast that he can put
away a larger quantity of the 3.2
stuff than anybody in the outfit;
he's an ex-reporter, fellows, so go
easy on any who-can-put-who-
under-the-table bets Caught
in a traffic jam Monday morning
when a near washout occurred on
the airport road were T/Sgts.
Harry Streiger and Thomas
Dykes, S/Sgts. Winfield Hubbell
and Milt Mountain, and Sgt.
Harry Kimel. Pfc. Clarence
Harris seems to have suspended
his "ironing service" since Mrs.
H. arrived in Tamnpa, which
means a lot of the boys are going
to have some badly uncreased
trousers before lorg.
Two former Headquarters per-
sonalities were married on Sept.
11 when Norma Mayo became
Mrs. (Capt.) Otto Glasser-and
warmest congratulations are in
order. Newest nickname
to make the rounds is T/Sgt.
"Ghoul" Tittle, and have it on
good authority H: was the lad
making the nocturnal study of


Tombstones one moonlight night
recently in the now-notorious
graveyard out Inverness way .
all of which should whitewash
the reputation of a certain Staff
Sergeant in, the special orders
section who answers to the initials
D D.-right, Dick? That
handsome aviation cadet whose
picture graces t' desk of "I'm-
notreallyfatstuff" Alice Albritton
these days is S. T. McNab Jr ....
Question for a certain Mrs. Cros-
bie: Where did that name
"Longshanks" come from?

Hip Hip Hup Ho,

Again Resounds

At AWUTC Office

T/SGT. RALPH T. KEEVIL
The highlight in the news
for AWUTC HQ this week
seems to be the newly initi-
ated drill sessions. All per-
sonnel, commissioned and en-
listed, are participating with
the junior officers in charge
of each session.
From 4:30 to 5 p.m. daily the
group may be found working out
on the 503rd drill field. Part of
the period is spent in oral discus-
sion of the basic fundamentals of
good drill and the remaining min-
utes are spent floundering back
aql forth endeavoring to recall
and get acclimated to a seemingly
once forgotten art.
During one of the sessions last
week, the officer in charge gave
the command, "Count Cadence."
After a minute or so of silence,
while marching, the officer prob-
ably wondered and doubted
whether he had spoken at all.
Perhaps the long absence from
participating in such sport may
have affected the reflex actions
on all concerned. In any event
we are all looking forward to a
crack drill outfit before many
more weeks pass by.
The absence of M/Sgt. Nichol-
son was noted during yesterday's
period but a ready explanation
was forthcoming in that said
sergeant was the proud papa of
another girl. Congratulations
Nick and may the next one be
Nick Jr.
Lt. Gerrity, assistant adjutant
and Lt. McGowan, Forms and
Publications both blossomed out
with new silver bars with what
might be termed delayed action
promotions. T/4 Hy Friedman
HQ artist, sported new- staff
sergeant chevrons this week. Con-
gratulations are in order to all
and let's keep them coming.

Jilted Soldier Sees
His Gal Wed Another
NEW YORK (CNS)-When Cpl.
Vincent Armenia learned that his
old girl friend was going to
marry somebody else, he came
a-runninp. from Camp Beal, Cal.,
to stop the ceremony here. When
he arrived he called the girl's
father, threatened to wing a mon-
key wrench into the romance if
the wedding took place. The girl's
father had Armenia hailed into
court where the judge gave the
soldier a good talking to and let
him go Thoroughly chastened,
Armenia marched out the door-
into the arms of a detective who
arrested him for being AWOL.


Paragraph Troops


Skilled 'Expoits,'


Says 570th Scribe

The news has just leaked
out that 570th SAW BN has a
new unit. It is a selected
group of highly trained and
expertly skilled men. In ad-
dition, this unit is well
trained physically, engaging
in the most strenuous exer-
cise every morning. They are
unexcelled.
Since the secret has been so
well kept, I feel like a subversive
element when I reveal it. But
the thing must come out so here
it is. This unusual outfit is called
"Pr-agraph Troops." Anyone who
has used that tcr-r before or uses
it .after this announcement is in-
fringing upon the lawful rights
of the owners and will be dealt
with severely.
Sergeant Reiners has most
courteously invited all, who can
find where he lives, to eat fried
chicken with him and his wife
some Suiday. No kidding though,
It is a well known fact that the
sergeant married an extra special
cook. We now await an invite.
With all the promotions and
new babies in our outfit you
wouldn't think anyone would
have to buy smokes. How about
it T/5 Chavarin and Sgt. Delon-
enzo? TAKE NOTE: Cigars
can be purchased at any one of
the PX's.
Two 1f our company com-
manders are being changed.
Lt. Elkins is now in charge of
Company D, replacing Lt. Wet-
zel, and Lt. Baldwin takes over
Hq. and P1. Co. from Lt. Dern-
berger. We are glad to have
Lt. Elkins and Lt. Baldwin as
our commander but we are
equally sorry to see Lt. Wetzel
and Lt. Dernberger go.
Bhe BAR is now one of the
weapons 570th i- familiar with.
Monday and Tuesday we took
them apar' and Thursday and
Friday we put them together
again and fired. The results make
interesting reading to some and
particularly for Pvt. Russell J.
Burns who was top scorer with
155 and S/Sgt. Edmund Coons
who was second with 148. Good
work, boys. Companies D and B,
respectively, are proud of you. In
fact, we all ate proud of you.
NEW CHAPLAIN
For those*who have not had a
chance, to meet Chaplain Gooch
of 570th we might remind you
to attend the service at our new
chapel on Eas' First and M street,
next Suiday. You can find the
chaplain there almost anytime
during the day if you want to pay
a visit to him. I don't mean "go
see your chaplain" either. He is
really a swell fellow you ought to
krow.
Odd Bits of News: "Tell you
what I'm going to do"-stop my
truck at the PX so as to talk
with T/5 Purcell of Hq. Co....
Learn to fly high so I can talk
with "About to Be" Cadet
Poundtree Go to the Bur-
le-que with Sgt. Longsdorf....
Visit the Post Engineer's office
with Weber of S-4 to see "the
Real Beauty." Go out some
night witi F/Sgt. Katinsky for
one of those really BIG nights.
A Final Note: F/Sgt. Russo is
back and the boys of 7-q. & P1. Co.
are certainly glad to see him. As
a matter of fact we were so glad I
we stayed in Friday night just for
him.


Drew GI Garage Opens

Drew field automobile owners can now have repair
service performed here at rates substantially reduced from
those in town, Capt. Donald F. Evans of the Post Exchanges


said yesterday.
The new Drew garage, located
at the corner of Avenue J and
Dale-Mabry highway, is' under
the direction of Mr. I. C. Furnoy,
and employs all civilian labor.
All Drew Field military per-
sonnei and civilian holders of
commisary cards are eligible to
use the garage.
The garage service will be
somewhat limited, but car owners


may .get motor turieups, brake
and wheel adjustments, battery
service and high class lubrication
performed on their cars quickly
and efficiently. The garage will
not perform complete overhauling
jobs.
Other services include tire
changing and tube repairing,
washing, polishing and headlight
checks.


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PERSONNEL OF BASE TRANSPORTATION Service who-fc-
the first to participate in bond drive 100 per cent. Bot.q-
row, left to right: Jimmie Curry, Rachel Isaac, Eleanor Han-
cock, Capt. Anthony A. May, Peggy Jeanne Burns, Harry
Leigh, Mrs. Homer Diman, Mrs. Angie Talty, Mrs. Adrienne
H. Wolf. Middle row: Richard E. Wood, Elbert H: Lewis, J.
Marcus Stewart, Roy C. Weidler. Top row: James E. Baxley,
Oscar C. Wright, Richard C. Hill, George W. Barwick, Robert
Washington, Silas Day, JameS E. Hargrove, Alph C. Engstrom.


RATION ROUNDUP

All military personnel who have ration books 1 and 2
may pick up application blank for ration book No. 3 from
Base Ration Board. Applications must be mailed to address
on card before midnight, September 11, 1943.
Drew Field Rationing Board hours are from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The
Board is closed Monday and Thursday of each week. It is
open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
MEATS, BUTTER, ETC.-Book 2 red stamps X, Y and Z good
through Oct. 2; Book 3 brown stamps A and B valid through Oct.
2; brown stamp C becomes valid Sept. 26 and remains valid
through October 30.
PROCESSED FOODS-Book 2 blue stamps R, S and T expire
Sept. 20; blue stamps U, V and W valid through Oct. 20.
SUGAR-Book 1 stamp 14 good for five pounds through Oc-
tober; stamps 15 and 16 good for five pounds each for home can-
ning.
SHOES-Book 1 stamp 18 good through Oct. 31.
GASOLINE-In east No. 6-A coupons worth three gallons
each; elsewhere, 7-A coupons expire Sept. 21 and 8-A coupons
become valid Sept. 22. They are each worth four gallons in
Rocky mountains and far west, three gallons in midwest, south-
west and southeast; B and C coupons worth 212 gallons in 12
northeastern states; three gallons in midwest, southwest and
southeast; four gallons in Rocky mountains and far west.
FUEL OIL-Last year's period 5 coupons good through Sept.
30; new season's period 1 coupons good through Jan. 3, 1944,
worth 10 gallons per uunit (most coupons worth several units
each).


Play Ball, Run Like Hell,


Here Comes 552d Mudbacks
By PVT. GEORGE A. OSCHMAN JR.
Play is about to be resumed on a typical Drew field
quagmire.
We had a timeout called on the gridiron as waterboy
Pfc. Robt. L. Richardson passed the 3.2 about to the 552
eleven. With play resumed S/Sgt. Harry Running just
tossed a short shovel pass over the line of scrimmage to T/5
E. H. Blose and Blose carries the "portfolio" to the nearest
typewriter here in H's. before he is downed at his type-
writer.
T/5 Nick Valjacic, in his tail- and gets a line promotion .
First and 10 now and 552 con-
back position, fakes a reverse and tinues to march toward the ";'
spins a new stencil in his type- zone" and we're getting tj
writer pounding on the door too. Sgt. Major McNulty
of touchdown land, Pfc. Paul Ry- the stands with the blonds, brun-
man gained plenty of precious ets and redheads gathered as only
yardage, having just moved up he knows how to gather 'em,
from the filing section to grab promises the boys a shindig after
an empty typewriter in mid field, the game with all the trimmings
. .Pvt. Vince Wiernicki, former and from then on 552 pul-
Shenandoah Mighty Atom, now verizes the sugar in the morning
coaching the Hq's. eleven, just coffee and as the gun goes
received a message over the field off ending the slithering game
phone from his scouts in the played on, or in, the mud of
stands and now has Pfc. Byron Drew, 552d mud soaken a'nd
Young and Pfc. Al Hoppert gath- bruised limps victoriously off the
ered around the bench after field ... Well, 552 always wins
warming up. Receiving in- and we can prove it.
structions the p(h)ony Pfcs. re-
port to referee T/5 Hereid. ... WHERE THE FUEL GOES
Faculty Manager Ben Apothaker
is pacing in front of the Orange -
and White bench seems as
though quarterback Pvt. Harold
Gormely has his signals mixed...
algebra and science don't seem
:o be mixing with off tackle
slants .... T/4 Edward May, cap-
tain of our 552 eleven, has the
boys hopping out of the huddle
with a victory spark. T/5 -- -
Williams jogs around in warming
up before relaying a Message FARMERS in the Corn Belt used
Center signal from Coach Wierv over one billion gallons of gaso-
nicki .... Relaying the play line and kerosene in their track
Gormely checks signals and gam-
)les on a fourth down pass. tors last year.
Buck-a-Witcz hurdles a grade











0 k into Your Heart


before you give me your Answer!


"The Third War Loan, now underway, de-
serves your wholehearted support.
"Purchase of War Bonds will supply the
funds with which to build the material neces-
sary for the successful completion of the war.
In addition to furnishing the government with
money, the purchase of bonds will build up a
reserve to help you get a start when the war
is over, and you once again return to your
home."


YOUR

NEXT

MOVE?


Clip This Pledge, fill it
out, and give it to The
Third War Loan repre-
sentative for your or-
ganization.


-I-
PURCHASE PLEDGE, THIRD WAR LOAN DRIVE I
Drew Field, Tampa, Florida, September 1943.
Captain E. B. Dailey
War Bond Officer
Headquarters Annex Bldg.
I
Please enter my pledge in the Third War Bond Drive for the purchase
of bonds of denomination. I will
(number) ($25, $50, $100) "
purchase the bonds on or before September 30, 1943, at the Base Finance
Office.
Signed...................................................
(name) (organization or section).
SL____________________


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


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DREW FIELD ECHOES. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Friday, September 24, 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-
sion 287.
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St. Petersburg Times]
VOLUME 2-NUMBER 29

THIS HONOR IS OURS
Drew soldiers will note with pleasure
a recent announcement of the War Depart-
ment referring to the unlawfulness of ci-
vilians wearing military insignia, including
wings.
Many local belles seen about town are
loaded with metal pins and wings until we
often mistake them for members of visiting
foreign women's organizations.
Since Eve's time, when she garnished
her body with a leaf, ornamentation has
been either tolerated or encouraged.
However, the embellishment of bosoms
with military symbols carries the fetish too
far. A pair of wings, for example, is more
than a piece of finely polished metal cost-
ing several quarters. Those wings repre-
sent months of intensive training during
which time many fail to graduate and
some arefatally injured. A pair of wings
worn on Drew field links that individual
with his buddies now storming Europe.
A regimental insigne is more than a
trinket. It is a mark of fraternality among
soldiers trained for combat.
A Signal Corps pin may seem common-
place enough about Tampa, but men are
now scattered throughout the world fight-
ing for the honor of that pin.
The War Department is aware of this
fact. It has notified all private concerns
that PX's will soon be the only authorized
agencies for the sale of military insignia.
To this announcement we give a hearty
cheer. Civilians can be equally proud of
their production awards; their war-bond
pledge pins; their fraternal pins.
Civilians can also share with us pride
and respect for the military organization.
We in turn, are proud of the civilian.
We realize that the vast network of 'in-
dustry sprawled like a giant precision
watch throughout the country is respons-
ible for our success.
But we also feel that military insignia
should rest on the uniform, not on an in-
dividual who has done nothing to gain
such an honor.
We might offer a bit of advice to the
young ladies who are "simplaw threeilled"
over wearing military insignia. The United
States is now urgently requesting that
thousands of women enlist in the WACs.
The WAC insigne is that of Pallas Athena,
Greek goddess of wisdom and war.
This insigne isn't worn lightly by
members of the WAC. They have earned
the right to wear it. The Army recognizes
this right.
They're proud of their insignia, and so
are we.

WEATHER NOTE
September, according to natives of this
section, is the last hot month of the year.
We believe that a majority of some one
hundred per cent of Drew Field soldiers
will heartily look forward to October as a
time when they can walk to the ,PX at
noon without dripping about the neck line
like an ice cream cone.
During peacetime, thousand of persons
come to this section in the Winter, seeking
vitamins from a smiling sun.
And, contrawise, thousands of persons
during peacetime leave this section for
cooler climes in the summer.
Now that we've gone through a hot sum-
mer we can write home and tell the folks
up North or out West that we're in tourist
season.


-IT I
"... WELL, I LED with the queen of spades, Mrs. Lyons threw
in the deuce, and my partner, Lt. Lyons, trumped the queen."



i.rom Our Chpfain-

By CHAPLAIN KYLA LAWRENCE

RELIGION OR CHRISTIANITY AMERICA?
The Hottentots of Africa molded idols from the mud
of their streams and worshiped them. They slashed their
bodies in their endeavor to still the anger of their heathen
gods. They were a very religious people. What did this


religion do for them?
The followers of Mohammed
are extremely religious with
their ceremonies and prayers and
pilgrimages. Yet their children
live in deserts where once there
were thriving cities; along dry
rivers where once there was re-
freshing water; and in the shad-
ows of barren hills where once
there were green pastures.
Plato's religion gave to the
world a great thinker but his
teachings f jed with the light
of his day and time and human
experience proved his errors.
Buddah's religion 'gave India
moral chaos and a cast system
which you and I as God's instru-
ments will be hundreds of years
undoing.
Christianity gave us the worlcas
greatest nation with a constitu-
tion that demands equality for
all.
The people of one of our Euro-
pean allies has a religion that is
centuries old yet at the beginning
of this present conflict 90 per cent
o- her people were illiterate and
living in the lowest form of peas-
antry. The soul of that religious
nation cries out for Christianity-
Freedom giving Christianity.
Christianity has been tried only
half-hearterdly and has never
been truly given a chance. Even
now the hammer blows of mere
religion are seeking to obliterate
it.
Religion says that man is a
spurious concoction of the care-
less forces of an unkind mother
nature. Christianity replies that
he is God's creation, in His own
spiritual image...
Religion implies that as the
sting of death is fatal to the oxen
so is it the end for us but God
asks the unanswerable question,
"0 death, where is they sting?
O grave, where is thy victory?"
Religion would have you be-
lieve that the ultimate goal of
man is merely a reformation, a
commitment of life; but Christ
said, "Ye must be born again."
Religion considers Christ only
as a teacher or doctor or philoso-
pher but the Bible said that He
is the Son of God, the Saviour.
Religion says in is the natural
expression of man and should be
tolerated and Christianity warns,
"The wages of sin is death."
Religion encourages drunken-
ness by its carelessness; blas-
pheming God's name by its lack
of respect of God and lack of re-
gard for those who love His
name. It encourages revelling
by its dearth of consecration,
desecrating the Sabbath by its
compromising attitude, and lust
by its void of love for fellowmen.


Hear the voice of Christ as He
calls to you "Be ye not con-
formed to this world but be ye
transformed by a renewing of
your mind."
Will you choose religion and
watch a world sink into chaos
and a soul into eternal damna-
tion, or choose Christianity and
lift your part of a world nearer
to God by placing your soul in
His keeping?

Chaplain Chazin

Greeted At Drew,

Assumes Duties

Chaplain and Mrs. P. J. Chazin
were welcomed to Drew last Fri-
day by Chaplain Gynther Sto-
raasli, chaplain of the Third Air
Force.
A religious service was held at
8:30 p.m. for the couple Chaplain
August Gruhn.
senior chaplain
of AWUTC, read
the Sabbath
scriptural por-
tion and Rabbi
David L. Zie-
lonka of Congre- ,
nation Shaari

Greetings were
extended bN
Rabbi Benjamin
Eisenberg of Ro-
doph Sholom- Congregation and
Louis Wellhouse, chairman of the
local Jewish Welfare Board.
Chaplain Chazin will be sta-
tioned at Drew but will also serve
at MacDill, Plant and Third Air
Force headquarters.
Chaplain Chazin, who is a grad-
uate of the Jewish Theological
Seminary, comes to Tampa from
Orlando where he served as chap-
lain at the AAF School of Applied
Tactics.

Religious Services
At Drew Field
PROTESTANT SERVICES:
10:30 a.m. at all chapels on Sun.;
Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Chapels Nos.
3 and 4.
CATHOLIC MASSES: Sunday,
8:00 a.m., chapel No. 2; 9:00 a.m.,
Chapel No. 2 and Theater No. 3;
11:30 a.m., Chapel No. 4; 6:30 p.m.,
Chapel No. 2. Weekdays, 7 a.m.,
Chapel No. 4. Every day but Tues.
and Sat.; 6:30 p.m., Chapel No. 2
.every day but Wed.
JEWISH SERVICES: Friday
8:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m.


r^%7r. lrVpj


Communications to this column
must bear, for publication, the correct
name and organization of the writer.
Short letters are most interesting, and
the right is reserved to cut letters
when space limitations require.

Dear Sir:
.I am a Soldier that came here to Drew Field
last January, since that time I have paid par-
ticular attention to the terrific high prices that
are in common practice in Tampa, but in all this
time there is nothing to compare with this morn-
ing's incident. I was driving to town this morn-
ing and, having missed by breakfast, stopped in-
a small cafe to get a cup of coffee. The coffee
cost me five cents, I then requested an order
of toast, for which I paid the amazing sum of
ten cents, five cents per slice. Outrageous, ehl
I immediately took this case to the Office ol
Price Administration, where, I believe, I re-
ceived full co-operation. But I write this to
you because I like to go on record 'as having
done my utmost to stamp out these breeders of
inflation. I am sure that anything that you
can do will help a lot.
Please use this as you see fit.
Yours Truly,
PFC. JOHN V. EATON,
Hq. & Hq. Sq. III Fighter Com'd.,
Drew Field, Florida.

The Editor
Drew Field Echoes
Dear Sir:
Not one issue of your paper goes to press
without an article or two, or even more, con-
cerning the Drew Field WACs. Now, I admit
those girls get around, and are very deserving
of any publicity they get, but what about those
grand sports, the nurses?
The women of the Army Nurse Corps are
gallant girls who work long hours easing soldiers
who have returned from gruelling warfare, or
who are "sweating out" CDD's which they
neither want nor can avoid. These are the girls
who beg for foreign duty from which they may
well never return.
May we have an occasional article concerning
the activities of the Army nurses? They are
the women whom we shall always remember.
They are our "glamor girls." Let's hear more
about them.
S/Sgt. John Howell.

Dear Editor:
Believe me, your Classified Want Ads do get
results! And what results!
Ever since we G. I. gals moved in from the
mosquito-fighting territory out at Rocky Point,
we've been breaking our backs-and not from
K. P. or P. T. The only thing we miss about the
old WAC area is that lovely, lovely laundry-
with ironing boards.
Desperately, I wrote to the Drew Echoes for
an ironing board. The 501st SAW Communica-
tions Company answered all of my fervent
prayers. It's a bee-ootiful white ironing board,
and are we a WAC-happy bunch of girls, now!
Now, when we slip into our offices, gleam-
ingly starched and ironed (oh, those foot locker
ironing jobs!) you can thank the 501st (and
your own classified section) for our pressed
appearance. Maybe that will stymie Pfc. David
Harris, who made those cracks via this column,
two weeks back, concerning the WACs' appear-
ance. Maybe he had never tried ironing on a
foot locker.
Cpl. Lora Taylor.

The Editor
Drew Field Echoes
Dear Sir:
It's probably no mystery to you why we guys
get starry-eyed when we get drivers' jobs. Oh,
those jeeps!
They cut through regular mountains. They
swim, when it's necessary. I'll swear they could
fly. And, believe me, I want to own one, after
the war. Yeah, and so do thousands of other
G. I.'s. We dream about the things we'll do, if
the government decides to sell some of the jeeps,
when this is over.
That Christmas Savings plan has been work-
ing pretty well for a long time. Why couldn't
the Base bank start a Jeep savings plan? Even
if they didn't ever release jeeps for sale, saving
up for one would give us a goal to work for,
and a nice roll of cash for after the war.
Pfc. Walter Arnold.

The Editor, Drew Field Echoes:
Dear Sir:
Yup, I'm another of those exhausted men who
have been standing in the sixth row of the three-
deep crowd which gathers around the coffee
counter over at PX No. 1 every morning at 9:30.
Since the evolution of that morning coffee and
doughnuts, I've lost a good ten pounds, just
sweating out the wait for my turn in the rat-
race each A.M1.
Look, I'm not complaining. I'm just as happy
as anybody else over the fact that our PX, which
always seems to get just what we want, is now
able to give us coffee and doughnuts, at all. But
one small electrical unit can't possibly give ef-
ficient service to about eighty GI's, all of whom
can't take too much time away from Uncle Sam.
I've read a lot about this dividend business.
Now, that's just swell. I can't think of any
better system than that of aiding the GI's with
the profits by putting them into company funds
-and other Base activities. But why couldn't
they take just enough of the profits to equip
each PX with enough electrical units to make
all of the coffee needed at once?
SGT. EDWARD MAXFIELD.








DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER


GIVING OUT FOR BONDS Hufchison Fills



Chaplain's Post


In 2d SAW-Unit


0 y1 A


BETTY DREW of the 26th Sub-Depot and Pfc. Murray Mos-
kowitz jitterbug at one of the "lunchtime follies" for the
benefit of war bond sales. Swinging it to the music of the
Smoky City Five, Miss Drew and Moskowitz drew much ap-
plause, lured customers to bond counter.


23d Sub Unit Subs Firing


At Range for Sea Splash

It was quite a surprise to the boys of the 23rd Antisub
Sq. last Saturday when at the new carbine range over at
St. Petersburg, it developed that schedules had changed
and the 23rd wasn't even supposed to be on the range at
that time.
However, what was to have with the rest of the outfit, he re-
been a tiresome day of firing plied: "What the hell for? I can
turned out to be a pelasant day swim a good mile without tiring!"
of relaxation, thanks to Lieuten- Now that the former Pfc.
ants Cobb and Harris.
They decided it would be best Bob Lewandowski has been
to go swimming rather than re- made a corporal, he's certain
turn to camp. So swimming it that he never really knew how
was, with the Servicemen's Cen- good life was until he got into
ter supplying the refreshments S te tl,
and some of the bathing trunks. the Army. Says the tall,lanky
Lt. Paul Kessler, S-2 officer, corporal:
is undoubtedly the unchallenged "I never had it so good before!
swimming champion of the 23rd. A good rating, plenty of folding
It's reported that when the lieu- money, soft job, good food and
tenant was asked if he preferred lots of fancy clothes. They're go-
to take swimming instructions ing to have to draft me out of the


Chaplain R. H. Hutchison
has assumed his duties with
the battalion several days
ago. He is a very likeable
young man who possesses an
abundance of understanding
and energy.
The enlisted man who seeks
assistance from C'aplain Hutchi-
son may rest assured that nothing
will be left undone in an effort
to further a just cause. Welcome,
Chaplain HuIchison.
The Inspector's Section has its
own form of entertainment on
the various inspection tours in
the warbling baritone solos of
flaming red-haired Sgt. Silver-
berg.
The vocal department of our
battalion also boasts of a very
popular singer of Spanish songs
in the -ron of Pvt. Francisco
Chevalier. In Ybor City, the
Latin quarter of our fair city, he
is known as the Tito Guizar of
Drew Field.
A near calamity-S/Sgt. Lacko-
witz and Sgt. Frawley running out
of gas on the way to work last
Monday but like true soldiers
they arrived in time for duty via
foot.
This recently formed battalion
has just come of age, with the
following outfits having become
attached to it as of the 15th of
this month!
Army!" What can you do with a
guy like that?
Looks like the medics are go-
ing to stage a series of friendly
wrestling matches every Friday
night, what with the way Pfc.
Pergolino and Pfc. Sorge have
been putting on practice bouts
for the boys.
SMight be a good idea to
charge admission, too, but the
only trouble with that would
be that new-fangled device that
Pfc. Aaron H. Small passes off
as an excuse for a pipe might
create a smoke screen.
Seeing as how former Intelli-
gence Officer Lt. Shirley Law-
rence has been made acting C. O.
w presume that all orders origi-
nating from the orderly room will
be classified as secret. Here's hop-
ing he classifies the Duty Roster
Secret.
The 555th Tng. Bn., Major Gib-
bons commanding; the 563rd Tng.
Bn. under Major Fitzgerald; the
725th Co. headed by Capt. Jef-
ferson; the 746th, C. O. Capt.
Detman; the 748th under Lt.
Souther; the 756th under Capt.
Church, and the 766th under Lt.
Penkake.


Finance Group Serenaded


By SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER
Yours truly is certainly putting it mildly when he says
that the entire Finance Personnel was certainly surprised
and appreciative when the 69th Amy Air Forces Band, under
the direction of able W. O. Lester O. Baker, serenaded us
Wednesday forenoon.
Marching snappily over the small bridge to the area
surrounding the two wings of the office, the band assembled
and really "gave' 'out, with pop-
ular and martial airs. expanding office which is due in
It was all our one and only a great amount to the volume of
"Gashouse" Arbisi could do to work passing through the various
control himself when the band departments.
blared forth with, "Pistol Pack- The d-tachment's latest addi-
ing Mamma." tion to the hospital roster is
NEW YORK PLUG S/Sgt. Leonard Kessinger. "Kess,"


Returning from furlough: S/S
Frank C. Hilbert, still all excited
again over the wonderful time
spent in New York.
Sgt. Harold Schlott, in from
Detroit, attacked his work with
such effort that we wonder if
he went home to rest up or that
build he had in mind for a good
time was wasted. Cpl. William
Rhodes, just in from Shreve-
port, Louisiana way, informs us
that he would liked to have
spent just a little more time,
but with who?
To the tune of sawing, hammer-
ing and shouting,'the addition to
the Finance building got under
way last week. The new additions
will add approximately 30 per
cet more space to the rapidly


it is nopea, will oe around shortly
at his old stand in the Mileage
and Per Diem Section. All wish
him speedy recovery.
CRAWFORD AT SCHOOL
On Detached Service, is T/S
Herschel Crawford who is now
enrolled in the Army Finance
School at Wake Forest College,
North Carolina.
On furlough: S/S Lawrence
A. Ruehlow, who with his wife
is visiting Washington, D. C.,
and also various cities in Wis-
consin. Cpl. Edward A. Zent-
graff to Washington, D. C., Pvt.
Sumner Smith to West Virginia.
Don't miss seeing the latest pin
up girl which a little boy named
Arbisi has :o proudl., placed at
the foot of his bed. This one


really takes the cake according to
Corporal Torobio.
HONEYS HERE
Visiting their soldier husbands
in Tampa during the. month were
wives of Sgt. Daniek Kelty, Cpl.
Robert Aldrich, and Pfc. William
Pollen.
What can be the attraction
down Miami way when Cpl.
Burson of the Casual Section
goes down one week, then is
followed by The one and Only
Sgt. John Mykytiuk, our genial
section head of Causual Pay?
Newest Romeo of the barracks
is none other than a new man in
the outfit. Col. Ralph Andretta,
despite the short stay in Tampa,
has turned many a dark cloud
into a silver lining. Seems that
he is on the go nightly, getting
ahead of such well known
notables as S/S Hevia, formerly
the answer to more than one
maiden's prayer.
Look for further repercussions
on the Palm River incident.
Seems that the young lady of our
Administrative Section has two
well known S/sergeants, one of
the BEMQ and the other recently
back from a rest cure fighting
for honors. Two will get you
five, that it will be a certain
corporal lately seen leaving a
bottle of "Coke" now and then
who gets the chicken dinner.
Newcomer to the office though
on detached service, is Pvt.
George Kelleher, one swell fellow
and a grand guy to work with.


WELL, HERE comes the weekly carrier pigeon, and the
news is very hot, so we will cast it aside, and let the
ECHOES staff write it again. This is the only paper to
which this column goes that I don't write. Everyone is so
co-operative that they all offer to contribute. By the time
the thing goes to bed it looks like what Hope threw away
four years ago.

I have been sitting here watching a grasshopper (or
something) bounce around the room. You know, there are
at least three million different kinds of bugs right here, and
they are all very unbeautiful to look at. There is one that
is a honey. If I ever get a guy big enough to help me, I'm
gonna slug him with a baseball bat. (No, not the guy, the
bug.)

THE LOCAL chamber of commerce has promised no more
rain. Matter of fact, there was a little piece in one of the morn-
ing pillow cases last week to the effect that the measuring stick
had been put away. (It was too short anyway.) No more rain
S. (Ain't this the heaviest dew you have ever seen?)

WELL, FELLAS, guess you'll have to walk to town or wait
for some civilian to come along and give you a lift. There is a
Base Bulletin out to the strains of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot,"
and the drivers can't stop on the Hi Ways to give you a lift any-
more. Well, the Army marches on to Tampa.
0*
FOR THE PAST eight days a battle has been waging. A
battle between a bulldozer and a catapillar tractor. First, the
tractor got stuck in the (I won't say mud I won't) whatever
that stuff is out on Columbus drive. The bulldozer came to the
rescue, extricated the tractor, then sat back to rest on its laurels.
It rested all the afternoon. Matter of fact, it slept. Right up to
the tops of its treads. Then the tractor finally wakened it with
a mighty shove. Result? .Dozer out tractor in again.
Believe it or not, this went on for three days, first one in then
the other out. .. At this writing the bulldozer is in again .
Watch the fight it's interesting. Man oh, the brilliant!

I HAD A WEAK moment last week and really got up enough
"don't give a damn" to read the paper. In the "Letters to the
Editor" column, noticed that someone wants coffee. What's the
matter with people? This is war people just don't go around
drinking coffee in the face of things today. Have you ever tried
to get anything (let alone coffee) on a Sunday AM? It can't be
done. There is no place to go. Don't worry about it. Some one
will find you lying there in the street and take you to the chaplain.
(I pull that every Sunday.) (But I, too, don't see why we can't
have a little coffee just a little bit on Sunday.) (Notice the
complete change in attack?)

THINGS THAT pass in the night. That light feeling I had
when I went where I went when I lost what I had. Ah .
sleep. Not many of us get enough sleep in this fast moving
what's left of a world. You know, I really got some sleep the
other night, and it was wonderful. It makes a new man out of
you. I had been bouncing out of bed around about 5:30 after
getting into the sack somewhere around well, around anyway.
Now I go to bed early, and I'll be darned if I can move when I
get up (when?) The more sleep one gets the better that
some one will be. It makes strong boys out of just boys. They
also say that a man's happiest days are spent as a boy. (It doesn't
say "strong.")

GOLLIES, A LOT of you guys go to the movies! I tried to
get in the other night. There I was at the tail end of the line. I
got a brilliant thought! In a sotto voce I said, "There she is.
There's Lana Turner now." After the second clay I opened my eyes
over in the hospital. Gee, a lot of you guys 'o to the movies!
0
HEY WHAT are you doing about this Bond situation?
I know that a lot of civilians read this paper and a lot of 'em are
planning to buy more bonds (aren't you?) So far Drew has done
as well as can be expected, but hell! if the kids on the other side
of the lake did what was expected, and that's all, you and you-
yes, you, too, wouldn't have to bother with buying any bonds .
Matter of fact you wouldn't have to buy anything! (A little guy
with buck teeth would dole out some rice and sonW water, maybe,
and everything would be simple.) See what I mean? Better
buy Buy Bonds.

LOOKING OUT the window .rain! Whenever my mind
runs dry I just look out the window. Rain! It always rains. The
rainy season is still over but the strangest things happen it
stays wet!

STRANGEST SIGHT of the week! Last night on Avenue B.
Was walking' along mindin' my own business, and everybody else's.
When I heard a voice. A very happy voice. It was the voice of
a man. I wasn't sure whether he was very happy, or in pain.
Swimming over to where the voice emanated there was a soldier.
A very happy soldier. He was sitting on the rail of the bridge and
had a fish pole which was hung over the side of the bridge and
into the water thereunder (there was plenty of it). I asked him
where in heck he thought he was and he said, "I am fishing
off Gandy bridge." I asked him how they were biting and he
said fine, whereupon he produced the largest trout I have ever seen.
P. S,-I don't understand it either. He was very happy. (Have
the fish heard about the possibilities here at Drew?)

HAVE YOU GIVEN the Guest House at the Base much
thought? There is a swell place for your folks to stay while they
are visiting you. Where else in Tampa can you get a room for
75 cents a night? (Yeah, I know, but this is better).
0
Lost a couple of friends again today. They come and they g
Certainly hope that they will be O. K. Swell buch of guys!








DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


PAGE SIX


Victory Lives



Up to Name



For 569 Team

By CPL. HANK GOODMAN
After T/5 Eric Dale and T/5 Ray Turbascewski spent
three restless nights trying to pick the right man for the
clean-up position on the softball team, they finally landed
Pfc. Horace Victory, who came through for HQ & PL Co.
with a round-tripper with two men on, thus smashing a
gallant 584th team in the opening. game of the 4th Train-
ing SAW softball series.
People now "look up" to Vic- was married in Washington, D. C.,
tory, Communications handsome to Nazimova Griffin.
lad from Alabama, who walks T/5 John F. Matzen claims the
around in the more rarified at- sergeant is already henpecked.
mosphere of six feet, six inches De Pasquale "I do-ed it" with
above the ground. Batteries for Ninfa De Mare of Brooklyn.
the opener were Pfc. Krepps and (Here we go again!)
Lt. Tinnell. With T/5 Cloyce "Available"
NO FISH STORY Webster gone on furlough to


We admire Sergeant Major
Soper's restraint and frankness
regarding his recent fishing trip
inland with Chaplain Lawrence
and W. O. Sappington. The ser-
geant simply didn't make a catch,
and he very kindly spared us the
usual fish stories that accompany
even the most unsuccessful of pis-
catorial ventures.


T/5 Anson Seder believes the
Mysterious WAC should give him
a run. Seder likes a clean chin
and even when in the field he
manages to keep it free of fuzz.
Above, the lanky lad is pictured
using his helmet for you know
what.
FROM 1ST REPT.
Expected back from furlough
shortly Master Sgt. Earl Foulk
wires to the orderly room: "How
about a 30-day extension, huh?
Lots of unfinished business up
here. P.S.: Tell the boys to wear
their OD's if they are coming up
to Ohio. It's been 46 degrees up
here." Thanks, Sarg.
T/Sgt. William C. Williams, act-
ing first sergeant, has his wor-
ries, too. For instance, he's won-
dering just how many 30-hour
passes it's going to take for T/5
Frank Puccio to recover from his
furlough. The sergeant stays
awake nights worrying.
Then, too, there is Company
Clerk Hulcher, who is sweating
it out these days over the ros-
ters. It seems that details are
more plentiful than enlisted
men, especially when furloughs
are as common as guard duty.
The Orderly Room sends con-
gratulations to Pvt. Victor Par-
rales. who married recently. An-
other wedding is anticipated when
Lt. Morris H. Kamman hears
those wedding bells in the near
future.
2ND REPT. CO.
Pfc. Larry Weiss says, and we
quote, "After closely observing
the boys (meaning the Brooklyn
Dodgers), I definitely feel that
they will win the pennant in '44.
Larry reached this weighty con-
clusion on his recent furlough in
Brooklyn where he is said to have
done considerable "obsoiving."
His pal, Pfc. Herbert Schilder,
another Dodger fan, agrees.
T/5 Clyde Gibbons, on return-
ing from his furlough, is known
to have said, "Atlanta sho did
look good," but Sgt. Stanley Sar-
ella and T/5 Michael De Pasquale
were noticeably silent on return-
ing from their furloughs. Sarella


Fremont, Mich., the boys will
have to do their own sewing,
pressing, radio repairing, and
hair cutting for the next two
weeks.
And there is the story of how
T/4 Carlo Sylvesti coached the
Benjamin Field WAC soft ball
team on Monday and saw them
lose to the MacDill Field WACs
on Tuesday.
At 569th's Headquarters and
Plotting Company, Capt. Wilbert
L. Sullivan, commanding officer,
leaves for a month to attend the
AAF School of Applied Tactics
at Orlando. During that period,
Lt. Robert B. Langan will act as
company commander.
In the meantime, "welcome-on-
the-doormat" has been painted to
greet three new officers. They
are Lt. Clair B. Watson, filter
officer; Lt. Arthur Bloom, filter
officer, and Lt. Harold G. Olson,
Personnel.
If you can't find time to bring
your classified ad to the Echoes
office, clip the coupon from this
issue and mail it.


407 CQ's Polite


Not Like Army;


They're Civilized

Headquarters barracks of
the 407th Fighter Bomber
Group is much like the car-
toon, "This Ain't the Army."
For example, CQs do not race
through the barracks, blow-
ing frantic whistles and flick-
ing on lights and screaming,
"Everybody out!"
The procedure is quite civilized:
First, one hears the patter of Sgt.
Alexander Whittle's wooden clogs
on their way to the shower room.
Then Pfc. Sanford Hirschfield
approaches each individual, taps
him gently on the right shoulder
and says in a low, modulated
voice, "Good morning, time to
arise anrd greet the dawn."
Corporal H. Scharff is now in
the 407th; bringing the PX Gar-
den Club up to full strength.
Among the brothers of the great
fraternity who welcomed him
were "Willie" Williams, John J.
McElligott, and W. C. Harris.
Just back from a furlough is
Pfc. Bob Morris. Is he glad to
be back? Ask him.
Congratulations to Cpl. Doyle
Spivey! He married that lovely
creature from Alabama we've
heard about casually from the
tight lipped Spivey.
Sgt. George Macheca is strut-
ting up and down Canal street,
imbibing at the St. Charles, and
dining in the French Quarter.
He's home and home is New Or-
leans.
Though Pfc. M. Scott is in the
84th, we can't resist mentioning
that he is'back from the paradise
known to moral men as St. Louis,
home of the Cardinals, Budweiser,
and the Starlight Roof.


Words Won't Worry 314th

With Webster's Watching


While Sub Whittles Wits
By SERGEANT GLENN
We wish to express our thanks to Webster of dictionary
fame, for without the help of the book there just wouldn't
have been a column this week.
Our overworked scribe, Sgt.
Burleson, together with S/Sgt. S/Sgt. Joe Byrne of Base Hq.
Stepp, of Squadron Supply, is now being a women-beater?
enjoying a rest, at the G. I. Rest The latest addition to the
Center in Greenville, S. C. The Orderly Room personnel is Lt.
boys just returning from there Edwin E. Ruoff, who is our new
tell us that it sure is elegant Personnel Adjutant, and doing a
country up that way. They even swell job of it.
have mountains. What is this we hear about the
We would like to extend a WAC, who announced to Opera-
warm welcome to Chaplain P. J. tions Office that a Link Trainer
Chazin, who is taking the place was coming in for a landing on
of Chaplain Fierman. Chaplain the West runway. Who is kidding
Fierman was transferred to who around- the control-tower?
Goldsboro, N. C. It has been reported that a
LOVE IN BLOOM turtle is running around (do
Our super snooper, "Rumor they run?) Drew Field with
Hound Pete," tells us that Sgt. 314th painted on its back. Any-
Bond and a certain WAC are one finding it please take it
that way about each other. over to the mess-hall, turtle
soup sure is good.
Our former Squadron Adjut- sp se is
ant, W. O. (jg) Clyde W. Abel, CHENOWETH BACK
is now undergoing Pilot Train- S/Sgt. Harry Chenoweth has
ing, in grade, at Clarkesdale, returned from furlough and is
Miss. Mr. Abel is at present in completely recovered from the
Primary Training. We feel sure CEDit's. Sgt. Chenoweth and
that Mr. Abel was glad to go the boys in his section have
from swivel-chair time to fly- been doing a swell job. Keep
ing time The best of luck to up the good work boys.
you Clyde. One of the uses our Squadron
Through .me error a word was Fund has been put to its the
left out of a sentence in last swellegant intercommunication
week's column. The faces we system the men of the radio sec-
were speaking of were those of tion are hooking up between the
the boys not the girls. Orderly Room. and the barracks.
The sun still shines in Florida It sure will save wear and tear
as T/Sgt. Kennemer and Sgt. on the C. Q.'s and Cpl. McElwee,
Mabry will tell you from the Pvt. James W. Baxendale, flight
looks of their backs. Some fun, dispatcher, is a graduate of Air
"eh," boys. Corps glider school and is at pres-
Is it true that S/Sgt. Nicholson ent sweatin' out classification as
of Base Hq. is quoting Army Liaison Pilot. The best of luck to
Regulations to the WACs and you Jimmie.
civilian girls of Base Hq.? What The latest addition to some of
are you doing, Nick, trying for the shower-rooms around the
Warrant Officer? squadron are the junior size
frogs, who set on thepipes an'
GOOD IDEA just watch. Oh well, they will
What is this we hear about be frying size some day.


Lt. Beaty, Former



RAF Battle Vet,



Now Directs 516

By CORPORAL M. I. HARRIS
On Sept. 11 the 84th Fighter Bomber group selected
the basic personnel for the formation of the new 516th
Fighter Bomber squadron. Looking over the membership,
we begin to take stock in the story that this organization
"will go places." There are a lot of other stories, too, but
we take them all in stride.
The 516th men and boys wel- Roger Zanchetti. We enjoy
come their new commanding of- working with him as first ser-
ficer, 1st Lt. Richard N. Beaty. geant. "Roger," as they say in
He'll have happy landings with. communications. With his capa-
this "on the ball" crew. At the ble assistants, Cpl. Myron A.
moment, the lieutenant is resting Mitchell and Cpl. Peter H.
up a bit at his home in Rye, Sterling, everything should run
N. Y. Beaty spent 18 months with in tip-top shape.
the RAF in England before join- If and when we get the line
ing the AAF in September, 1942. set up and the various things
with which to make a complete
GOT THREE PLANES day's work, props will whirl and
During this time, about nine wheels will turn with the assist-
months were spent in the same ance of M/Sgt. Floyd T. Mullen,
squadron with the 407th's group S/Sgt. James P. Woods, Sgt. Ed-
commander, Maj. Carrol W. Mc- ward A. Hatveldt, Sgt. Forrest
Colpin. L. Kelly, Cpl. Vincent lacio-
Lieutenant Beaty has three fano, Cpl. Ralph L. Miller, Cpl.
enemy planes to his credit. On Edward J. Rezny, Cpl. Kenneth
one occasion, when fighting a S. Watson and Pfc. Anthony F.
Junkers 86 with a Spitfire, at Tavaglione.
41,500 feet, the motor of the Operations, and we don't mean
Spitfire started smoking and medics, will get along on the
conked out. The enemy kept various forms, under S/Sgt. Willie
firing and the lieutenant bailed H. Williams, Cpl. Neil R. Paul
out, into the English Channel. and Pvt. Frank B Mohmonn


Lt, David Graham, in the ca-
pacity of adjutant, is his usual
busy self. He has been after the
orderly room to gear itself so
that it can move, if necessary, in
"seven minutes, fifty-eight and
one-half seconds." All fooling
aside, though, the boys have it
almost down to that speed.
OTHER OFFICERS
Lt. Laverle K. Stout, formerly
commanding officer of the 491st,
now has taken over the duties of
operations officer of the 516th.
For the present, he has the addi-
tional duties of intelligence offi-
cer and communications officer.
Lt. Albert H. Stubing is the
ordnance officer, which is his
regular duty. He has the addi-
tional duties of armament and
supply officers.
Lt. James R. Young is at his
regular helm as engineering of-
ficer, also handling the jobs of
tech supply and assistant adju-
tant.
The orderly room is under
the guiding hand of S/Sgt.


The intelligence office has the
long ranger from Connecticut,
Cpl. Morton I. Harris.
Communications has S/Sgt.
Wilburt N. Irish, Sgt. Aaron E.
Wielenga, and Pvt. Harold
Thatcher.
Transportation the operation of
those things that we don't get to ride
in-you can blame on S/Sgt. Vernon
G. Morrison, Cpl. Vincent E. Sosso and
Pvt. Charles H. Livingston.
The things that you think you need
and find hard to get will be found
under the watchful eyes of Pvt. Wil-
liam M. Fisher. tech supply, and Cpl.
Paul D. Bertsch of the supply room.
Armament and Ordnance men are
Sgt. Ray L. Collins. Sgt. Owen W.
Darby, Cpl. Robert I. Kuntz and Cpl.
Hollis Martin.
Of course, one of the most important
branches-that of the mess-will be
governed by the skilled hands of S/Sgt.
William B. Morelock. with the assist-
ance of Sgt. Bert E. Jensen, Cpl.'Henry
Althoff, Pfc. Kenneth P. Forrester.
Pvt. Albert P. Carter and Pvt. George
W. Youells. Sgt. Roy Brown is the
squadron carpenter. We sometimes
wonder if S/Sgt. Morelock ever uses
his as a first assistant.
Sgt. Alexander J. (Medicine-man)
Whittle is the pill doctor of the 516th.
We know, personally, that he resents
that "pill doctor" expression. We don't
blame him, as we know he takes his
work very seriously and you couldn't
pick a better non com to treat you.


Sgt. Moltor, Vef of 497th,


Picks Texas as Best Spot


After 23 Years in Army
By CPL. THOMAS J. LIVINGSTON
This week yours truly has selected Sgt. Alfonse J. Mol-
tor for the "Soldier of the Week." Here we have a very
entreating tale of a real Army man.
With that certain look in his
eye, Charley recalls that those fashion, sh wn at least 35 of the
were happy days, going to school States to Sgt. Moltor from Cali-
and any other place where young fornia to Florida. Texas is the
boys usually go, and off the closest to his heart, because it
record, perhaps a few places was at Galveston that he met and
where sme don't go. married his wife. They have a
GOLD-DIGGING HERITAGE 14-year-old daughter.
Charley's father was a gold Sgt. Moltor loves the Army and
miner, so you see he has had baseball. In 1927 he played right-
plenty experience with gold- field on the championship team
diggers. If you are wondering of the 90th Attack Sq. He has
why in the world Sgt. Moltor been a supply sergeant four years,
ever got the nickname of Charley, an, he likes it even if you do hear
sore bright person noticed his him mutter a little under his
resemblance to a certain little breath. At the end of another
wooden character that is heard six years he is going to retire and
over the radio every Sunday lead the life of a civilian. What
night, a thought! Happy landing, 01'
T'mer.
Charley did not live in Colo-
rado long, for when he was 10 We have been gently re-
years old the family moved to minded that Eddy Johnson is
Cincinnati, where he lived until a member of the Ordnance, not
President Wilson sent him Armament Section, as was
stated here last week. Please
"greetings" during World War I. d here last week. Please
He was discharged in three accept our apologies, and we
short months, because the war will try not to let it happen
ended. again. "Baldy" Hill is deter-
After the war Charley made his mined he is going to get even
home in Los Angeles and worked with all those guys dishing out
in a typewriter repair shop. Here details. Ah, yes, at a recent
he worked until, for some little meeting, S/Sgt. Charles W.
known reasons, he rejoined the Mallard was elected president
Army in 1920, and there he is yet. of the "Feather Your Nest
The Army has, in true Army Club."









DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


PAGE SEVEN


S/Sleepy Third FC Soldier Strands Girls


Who Declare They Wanta Drive Car Home


Kritak's Pocket New Cockroach Barrack


IN THIS CORNER we have uniforms and a soldier which
possibly doesn't mean much except that these uniforms were
wrinkled, soiled pieces of khaki and gaberdine just 24 hours
ago. It can be done, according to Capt. Donald F. Evans,
assistant exchange officer, who is in charge of the newly
opened Drew Field Cleaning shop. The shop is about 50 yards
north of the Main PX at Second and F. Uniforms are re-
turned from two to three days. Cost is similar to those in
town.


Many's the comment which
passes 'round the WAC bar-
racks concerning G.I. wolves,
but few funnier than that of
new two-striper Edna Ho-
watt. Comb in hand, the
other morn, she remarked
that the Service club dance
of the eve before had been a
success.
For the first time in months,
she had encountered a handsome
young khaki-wearer who was not
a wolf. Edna continued to comb
her pretty upswept coiffure, in-
serting a new silver comb to keep
it in place.
Cpl. Arlene Huss said "Ooh,
what a bee-oot-iful set of combs,
E. B.-Where's the mate to it?"
And did Howatt blush! The oth-
er comb, it seems, was lost while
"walking home" through the park
-accompanied, of course, by the
guy who WASN'T a wolf!
Every day, competition for us
poor little enlisted gals gets
tougher 'n' tougher, all because-
of the increasing number of beau-
tiful new gals with eagles on their
hats, who are residing over at the
WAC area.
MORE BARS
Yup, four more WAC lieuten-
ants, Lt. Jean Hodges, Lt. Mar-
garet Hatch, Lt. Jean E. MacDon-
ald, and Lt. Magdalene Kiernan,
are now vying, for flag-waying
honors with the pretty and pop-
ular Lieutenant Beall.
Good luck on your classes,
Ma'ams; we wish you were re-
maining with us permanently, in-
stead of just five weeks.
These WACs get a little more
expert each week at the art of
swinging their bewildered men
friends over their shoulders.
In fact, last Monday eve, Pfc.
Leta Dean trudged over to Mac-
Dill, where she amazed the
Mac WACs with her methods of
getting the boys to fall for her.
T'won't be long, at this rate,
until no Drew man will dare to
shake hands with a WAC, for fear
of a few broken ribs, or a bent
backbone!
"WAC Post Headquarters, Sgt.
Mason speaking."
The new acting first sergeant
is just as charming as her voice
indicates. Formerly efficient
member of Major Fleming's Plans
and Training crew, Eleanor is
now understudying First Sergeant
Marion Junod.
The iconoclastic Junod has
actually requested a break in
rank, due to an avid desire to
pursue a career other than the
nerve-wracking job of first serg-
eant. Success to Mason, who we
know will be just the gal for the
job, and to Marion, who will soon
regain her stripes, we know,
whatever her assignment.


Sub Depot Rolls


Bond Percentage



Up Toward Goal

FLASH! Sub-Depot goes
to war!
According to a report sub-
mitted by Miss Marion Ward
the personnel of Sub-Depot
is backing the attack by the
purchase of war savings
bonds.
The following figures (percent-
ages of the personnel in each di-
vision of S.D. purchasing 10 per
cent of their salary in bonds) are
quoted for the information of all
you guys and gals of S.D. who
are not on the ball:
PER CENT LISTED
S.D. Hdqs., 85 per cent; Signal
Supply, 57 per cent; S. D. Supply,
52 per- cent; S. D. Engr., 46 per
cent; Sig. Maint., 37 per cent.
Subscribe today! Help your sec-
fin"; nf q T7l 1..L' 1- t U4I 'A c-


By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Jimmy Robin, Flight Section's gift to Sulphur Springs,
had a date with two honeys the other evening, using their
car, Jimmy driving.
After bidding the girls goo' night, Jimmy removed the
keys to their car, inadvertently placing them in his pocket
and hopped into his own car, returning to the barracks.
At the ungodly hour of 2 a.m.
the CQ awoke a sleepy Jimmy, in- Mike Kritak. Reaching into his
forming him two gals were at the pocket for a match, Kritak in-
guard gate desiring the keys to stead came out with a cockroach.
their car. (That's the story we Nervy little devil, eh?
heard)


Our sympathies to Art Arm-
strong. His local gal failed to
understand why he couldn't take
off and see her when he pulled
headquarters guard. His pal,
Harry Stanley, is the boy who
snows the babes under with those
special phrases, huh?
Finally rejoining the outfit
was Frank Manassa who re-
turned from a five months'
radio course at Scott Field.
It was that baseball shark,
Pfc. "Moon" Mullins, who put
on that special show for an on-
looking WAC one evening.
Climbing a flagpole "and all
that."
Back from the hospital to work
last week came Dick Krajacic,
John Sweeney, and Harris Her-
rington, ararin' to go.
Say, Sergeant Gosselin, about
timeto have another party, yes?
Several men have already ap-
proached this writer asking for
Squadron sentiment on having the
WACs join us on our next blow-
out. How soon, boss?
Both boys say it was red ink
smeared on them but we think
otherwise. Guilty Bob Jones had
it on his left cheek and Clayton
Spinning accumulated some-of
all places-on his cap.
GOT A MATCH, BUD?
Leaving the mess-hall, Esposito
pulled out a pack of cigarettes
and then bummed a match from


501st WAC Game

Considered Tough

Tilt by Scribe


oitUn ofU D. p -t the other sec-
tions in the shade. By T/5 ALFRED BRUNNER
Lt. Joseph Daly invites the
The fast and furious changes EM of first reporting to come to
taking place in Sub-Depot these him with their problems. He
days are astounding-for in- promises to do what he can for
stance: Fran Sprankle from them.
Planning Section to C. C. or We are wondering how the
battle of the North and South is
S. D. Hdqs.; Mary Barfield from fairing between S/Sgt. Allen Hin-
C. C. of S. D. Hdqs. to Col. te,_ and Cpl. Lew Williams.
Rogers' secretary; Lt. Pomer- Why is it that so many men
antz from Ass't. Sig. Supply car't be found for sports in the
afternoon yet can be seen over
Officer to Adjutant to Colonel on the basketball field after re-
Rogers; Ted Griffith from Stock treat till dark?
Record Supervisor to Inventory a company of the 501st is
Supervisor. going to play the WACs a game
of softball, eh? Is that the best
Next time you call Engineering competition they can get?
for a bucket of prop wash or a Friday night the company was
ground loop meter, contact Mr. awestruck watching Lieutenant
McKissick-he took Fran's place Daly over a distance of 300 yards
in Planning Section. with only the aid of a good voice.
JERRY LEAVES The company cat became the
Jerry Fitzgereld, super jive- proud mother of five kittens
bass man of the Floridian Quar- Wednesday night but were trans-
tette and Supply inventory clerk, fer.ed on special orders to the
submitted his resignation the oth- 2nc Rept. Co. on the following
er day; finally got hep to the idea morning.
that holding down two jobs will S/Sgt. Allen Hinten's volley
kill a fella. Mr. B. B. Amunds is champs stomped the 2nd Rept
also leaving Supply to accept a "Stumble Bums" four days in a
position that will afford a larger row on an average of 21 to 5
10 per cent war bond deduction. (that's giving them the benefit
of the doubt, too).
In case you're wondering who Is there anyone in the 501st
that sleet-footed hoofer was Regt. who is courageous enough
who entertained the crowd at to take the challenge of the 1st
the bond rally the other day, it Rept. Co. in volley ball?
is Miss Betty Drew-says she Have you seen the new version
enjoyed dancing' the leather off of Mutt and Jeff done by Pfc.
her shoes and the bond pur- Fred Miller and Pvt. Chester
chase pledges on the pay roll. Patane (the Chaplains best cus-
Bad little beavers in Sub-Depot tomer)?
who use the telephones for non- Have you had the good fortune
official business are warned to of listening to Cpl. William
discontinue such action; they will Thr. : and hi.- 25 cent flute?
be obligated to stay after school He sure can make it sound like a
or have the palm of their hands real musical instrument.
spanked with the teacher's rule. Pfc. Albert Garvey became a
Marvin Gootrad, better known mother to the new coke machine
as Sloppy Joe of Shipping and thi" past week. We kept him
Receiving, returned last Saturday plenty busy with his new baby.
from vacationing in the Bronx
(greater New York city), where The Quartermaster can't issue
cheers resemble the sound of an everything. If it's a radio you
A-24's cold engine. 01' Goot had want, you can get it for very lit-
the time of his life--spent prac- tie by placing your ad in the
tically all of it spookin' the bur- Drew Field Echoes. Want Ads
lesque shows, are free.


The mustaches of both Lieu-
tenant Smith and Sgt. John Hill
are finally in the visible stages.
Who's next?
Cpl. Ed Oke, our cheerful
vitamin dispenser at the chow-
house, found out how to make
a hit with the WACs. The GI
dentists extracted all his teeth.
Now awaiting the fitting of
plates, he tells us what troubles
he has fighting the gals off.
An unappreciative MP made
Abe Sancton trudge all the way
back, to have the 3FC official
seal applied to his pass. 'It seems
it didn't show through too good.
HOT DOGS?
Don't give up yet, Harding, the
dog track opens soon. Then you
and Hartes can start studying the
dope sheets.
More GIs who have 24 months
behind them just recently include
T/Sergeants Karches, Meekins,
Penhale, and S/Sergeant Holtz.
But what's the idea of Holtz
trying to pack himself, Penhale,
Mrs. Parsons and Miss Nel Light-
sey all into that small coupe of
his? And nightly, too!
Ed Moncrief, the sunflower of
Kansas, is still trying' to figure
out what happened to those six
empty beer bottles in the back of
his car. Maybe they just walked
down to the flight section, Ed?
Remember Bob Copher who
left us last winter? Reports
reaching us say that he's now


in New Guinea and still the
first sergeant of the outfit.
Last week, Rarus, Jones, and
Prather did some "voluntary"
work for the local telephone
company "checking up' 'on
complaints for poo' service.
Why not call Don Ameche?
Didn't he invent the telephone?
Those Upper B-1 chowhounds
helped this writer dispose of
the three boxes of goodies in
celebration of another birthday
last week-our nineteenth (no
fooling!)
It's good to know our boys can
really sock the apple around and
win a baseball championship.
Norm Tucker is the pitcher who
mowed down 16 of the 21 batters
who faced him in one of last
week's games. That's outstand-
ing pitching in any league!
A happy bunch returned from
furloughs last week. Joe
"Pierre" Lavelle, back from
New York (with a big box of
cookies), remarke of the swell
weather. Sergeant (Chemical)
Harold Brown returned from
his Michigan furlough with a
'36 green Chevvy coupe.
Wearing his new Staff stripes
was Bob Parsons, but Al Sar-
tain's smiles, we think, indicate
possible matrimony soon?
Meantime, Michaud is sweat-
ing out those next few weeks for
his Maine furlough when he'll
say "I do" to that one .ack home.
THAT'S NO LIE
Under the new set up with
privates first class and corporals
pulling Sunday guard, Hal Coch-
ran, Art Harding, and Ken Al-
bright drew the first headquarters
detail while Ehring, Lambert and
Al Williams bided their time as
Vital Area guards.
Said John Eaton, "Amster,
wimmen are so sweet, gosh, ain't
they? (That was right after
writing his New Orleans lovey
dovey).


Stothard of 759 Struts;


Wolford Sees Chaplain
By CPL. NORMAN B. GLASIER
The reason for that unusual big smile on T/5 Stothard's
face this past week was caused by the visit of his girl friend
from Rochester, N. Y. It is known that she has oodles of
personality to equal that of her boy friend's. (This makes
two weeks in a row that "Tubby," more commonly known

as "Fearless Fosdick," has made the news.)
Private Wolford discovered his
bullshooting wasn't getting him ri
anywhere, so now he is a daily W wrinkled Shir,
visitor to the chaplain's office.
Sergeant Barron has lost his Wrong Answer
shirt. However, it was not the
type shirt you lose and for which Yes it happened at Drew, and
you have to sign a statement of just last week, too.
charges. The squadron C. O. Third F.
We noticed Lieutenant Mc- was gi the boys the checking
Donald's fiancee has changed was giving the boys the checking
Donald's fiancee has changedover t he daily morning inspec-
the color of her stationery from tion. Coming upon one of his
egg-shell blue to plain white. We sergeants whose shirt had a few
are anxious to know the reason more wrinkles in it than it should,
and hope to `'ave the mystery the following ensued:
solved by the next publication. C. O.: Sergeant, how long have
The sudden change must have you been wearing that shirt?
affected his eyes, for he has been Anonymous Sgt. (misunder-
wearing sunglasses almost con- standing question): Since I've
stantly tlfe past two weeks. been in the Army, sir, over 17
Following on the heels of months.
T/5 Mallett's marriage is that C. 0.: I don't mean that, ser-
of Pvt. Herman Paul, who was geant, I mean since you had it
married last Saturday to one last laundered?
of Florida's luscious belles. Paul Sergeant: Oh, two days, sir.
must still be in a daze, because (So the C. O. thought it would
up to the present writing, be advisable if the sarge changed
cigars have not been passed out. his shirt, which the sarge pro-
We -onder why Sergeants needed to d
Calkins and Shoop carry alarm
clocks with th, ) when they go CO-PROSPERITY I
to town now. It seems they have
the alarm set for quarter of
twelve-just as a reminder.
Turning toward the musical
side, we learn T/5 Laurendino
Clark has played the trap drums
in large orchestras for more than
nine years. We wish 'he wouldn't
be so bashful about it and let
himself ;e heard from.
If you have been thrilled r
lately to those beautiful tones CC
coming from the officers' bar-
racks, you will be interested to
know they have been coming
from the vocal pipes of Lieu-
tenant Hall. It took quite a "
little persausion, but finally -r
Hall admitted he had several
years training in voice in civil .., r>"
life. ~- -o


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DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


PAGE EIGHT


lN TAMPA


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
by noon.
Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service
Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and
9:30 p.m.
7 p.m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross
at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Shopping service and package wrap-
ping at all USO clubs and Christian Service Center.
USO ACTIVITIES
Friday, Sept. 24-
10:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street.
6:00 p.m.-Fish fry, 821 So. Rome.
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, 305% Water street.
8:30 p.m.-Weekly musical, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Sept. 25-
7:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison.
8:30 p.m.-Musical numbers, 506 Madison street; dance-orches-
tra, 214 North boulevard; quiz contest, 607 Twiggs
street.
Sunday, Sept. 26-
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/ Water
street.
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
Twiggs street.
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
Service Center, Polk and Marion.
8:30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, MacDill Field, Orchestra 506 Mad-
ison.
8:45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Tyler.
Monday, Sept. 27--,
7:00 p.m.-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Sympholic 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. 28-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
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
auditorium.
9:00 p.m.-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard.
9:30 p.m.-Educational movie, 214 North Boulevard.
Wednesday, Sept. 29-
7:30 p.m.-Glee club practice for all service men interested,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; swim-
ming party, meet at any USO; art for fun, 607
Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Arthur Murray dance instruction, 607 Twiggs street;
open house, YMHA Community Center, Ross and
Nebraska-pool, bowling, ping pong; Family night,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club,
214 North Boulevard.
9:15 p.m.-Square dancing, 607 Twiggs.
Thursday, Sept. 30-
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.


YANKWIZ
By BOB HAWK
1. Shetland ponies, Jersey cows
and Canary birds are all named
after what?
2. In cooking, what is the pro-
cess known as deviling?
3. Why can you hear a watch
ticking farther when it is lying on
a desk or table than when it is
suspended in the air by its chain?
4. You have heard of gumbo
soup. What one vegetable deter-
mines whether or not a soup is
gumbo?
5. How many of these state-
ments are true: (a) Women are
eligible for a seat on the N. Y.
Stock Exchange. (b) Women are
eligible to serve as a justice of
the U. S. Supreme Court.
6. You know what the word
"fur" means and also what the
word "below" means. Put the two
together. Now, what does "fur-
below" mean?
7. If a friend of yours married
a girl you have never met, should
you send your wedding present
to her, to him, or to both of them
in order to follow the most ac-
cepted form of social usage?
8. The Aegean Sea is contained
within what larger sea?
9. In the United States, is it
possible legally to adopt an adult?
10. What makes pop corn pop
when it is heated?
(Answers on Page 14)

*



WAR BDNDS

Lights the Way

Soon after our paratroopers land
in Europe dozens of lights follow
them down, attached to small
'chutes, and carrying strategic sup-
plies. It's the newest thing in this
sort of warfare. The lights go on
when the parachute opens. Various
colors are used to tell the soldiers
where to find what's needed.
Just now our country needs you to
"Back the Attack." Buy War Bonds.
There is a minority in America
not regularly buying War Bonds. We
trust it isn't you. Buy an extra $100
Bond in September.
U. S. Treasury Department




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Monday through Saturday, 7:05
A. M.-WFLA-Drew Field Rev-
eille.
Monday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
The Right Answer or Else.
Tuesday, 6:30 P.M.-WFLA-
The Squadronaires.
Thursday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
69th Air Force Band.
Thursday, 8:30 to 10 P.M. -
WDAE-Music, Mirth and Mad-
ness.
Saturday, 8:30 P.M.-WFLA-
Wings and Flashes.

Masonic Meeting

John Darling Lodge. F. and
A. M., 610 Madison street, Tampa,
extends fraternal greetings and
welcome to all Mason brothers.
An invitation is extended to at-
tend the weekly Wednesday night
meetings.


Visit Your


PX!


BRANCH LOCATION
*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.


iWew_ $HOIuING


WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. 1 and 4
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25-"Winter Time," Sonja
Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero, Woody Herman; RKO Pathe News.
Sunday, Sept. 26-"The Phantom of the Opera," Nelson Eddy,
Susanna Foster, Claude Rains; Nursery Rhyme Mysteries.
Monday, Sept. 27-"Someone to Remember," Mabel Paige, John
Craven; "I Can Hardly Wait," Three Stooges; Terry Toon.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 28 and 29-"Destroyer," Edward
G. Robinson, Marguerite Chapman; RKO Pathe News; March of
Time.
Thursday, Sept. 30-"Adventures of a Rookie," Wally Brown,
Alan Carney, Margaret Landry; Grantland Rice Sportlight; Color
Cartoon.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Saturday, Sept. 25-"Someone to Remember," Mabel Paige, John
Craven; The Three Stooges; Terry Toon.
Sunday and Monday, Sept. 26 and 27-"Destroyer," Edward G.
Robinson, Glenn Ford; RKO Pathe News; March of Time.
Tuesday, Sept. 28-"Adventures of a Rookie," Wally Brown,
Alan Carney, Margaret Landry; Broadway Brevity; Grantland Rice
Sportlight.
Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29 and 30-"Best Foot For-
ward," Lucille Ball, Virginia Weidler, Harry James Orchestra;
RKO Pathe News.






RECREATION BUILDING No. 1
Friday, Sept. 24, 8:15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents.
Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:15 p.m.-USO Camp Show.
Sunday, Sept. 26, 8:15 p.m.-A. W. Melody Hour.
Monday, Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m.,
Soldier Show.
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 9:00 p.m.-Marion Lohrig.
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8:15 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal.
Thursday, Sept. 30, 8:30 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB
Friday, Sept. 24, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m.-Bingo.
Monday, Sept. 27, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music.
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Thursday, Sept. 30, 8:15 p.m.-Group Singing.


St. Petersburg

Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at
Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and Second avenue north;
Phone 4755.
HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north. Open daily from
9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies
every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse,
suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance
instruction.
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.
Friday, Sept. 24-
Special party, dance, orchestra. Prizes-PIER CENTER.
-Saturday, Sept. 25-
8 p.m.-Dance at Pier.
Sunday, Sept. 26-
3 p.m.-Becky Cox will draw your portrait, HOME CENTER.
5 p.m.-Canteen Supper. Home cooked food. HOME CENTER.
7 p.m.-Informal party,-singing, refreshments. PIER CENTER.
Monday, Sept. 27,-
7:30 p.m.-Square dancing-Hill-Billy music. PIER CENTER.
Tuesday, Sept. 281-
7:30 p.m.-Bridge and prizes. PIER CENTER.
Wednesday, Sept. 39-WIVES' CLUB-luncheon every Wednesday,
12 o'clock noon at Detroit hotel. Service men's wives invited.
7:30 p.m.-Special dance at Pier with orchestra.


Clearwater
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.
Cooking 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 weeks.


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DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


588 Promotions Enlists



Herald 28 States



As Home Locale

BY PVT. JACOB WEIDENBAUM
I am literally filling in space for Sgt. Martin L. Wolf
while he enjoys a well deserved furlough in New York city. :
Also on furlough, is the genial Sgt. Ben Valenza from S-1
at Headquarters.
The most important event of the week for the 588 SAW


was promotions.
The fortunate fellows come
from 28 states and I thought that
you readers would enjoy having
them grouped by state and home
community. Their names with
their present grades are as fol-
lows:
Arkansas: T/5 Grover O. Hall, Da-
mascus; T/5 Willard Durham, Ott.
California: T/4 Howard D. Stitt, Los
Angeles; T/5 William A. Gabel, Los
Angeles; T/5 Peter T. Herandez, Po-
mona; T/5 Thomas H. Lovell, Whittier.
Colorado: Sgt. Calvin E. Johnson,
Greely.
Connecticut: T/5 Edward J. Murray,
Hartford; T/5 Frank S. Bower, Mid-
dletown; T/5 Charles N. Fallen, New
Haven.
Georgia: T/4 Bennie Anerbach, At-
lanta.
Illinois: T/4 Jack F. Edgecomb,
Springfield; T/5 Thomas E. Doyle,
Chicago; T/5 Sigurd R. Johnson, Chi-
cago; T/5 Charles E. Gustin, Harris-
burg.
Indiana: T/4 George C. Mumaw,
Kokomo.
Iowa: T/4 William J. Heating, Mus-
catine; T/5 Clinton A. Willis, Des
Moines.
Louisiana: T/4 Ratcliffe F. Thaller,
New Orleans; T/5 Will C. Foster, Rus-
ton; T/5 Cecil A. McCall. Bernice.
Massachusetts. Sgt. Irving Ozuran-
sky, Lynn; James T. Flannery,
Fall River; T/4 John J. McCarthy,
Lawrence; Cpl. Clarence S. Delaney,
Andover; T/5 Rosario Battaglia, Bos-
ton; T/5 James G. Bowman, Maiden.
Michigan: T/5 William D. Morse,
Pontiac.
Mississippi: T/5 Perry I. Strickland,
Lexington.
Missouri: T/4 Harlie H. Boone,
Cooter; T/5 Victor C. Davidson, Mc-
Clurg; T/5 Hillard Tims, Gideon.
New Jersey: T/4 Fred E. Crogle,
Trenton; T/4 Walter Bell, Beach Haven
Crest; T/5 Julius P. Fodor, Perth Am-
boy; T/5 Ralph Furtado, Elizabeth.
New York: Sgt. Clayton E. Elsey,
Clay; Sgt. Frank R. D'Oria, Flushing;
Sgt. Frederick E. Gromet, Brooklyn;
Cpl. Earl H. Berthot, Niagara Falls;
T/5 Charles Goldstone, Brooklyn; T/5
Benjamin M. Gonopolsky, Brooklyn;
T/5 John F. Carey, Glenns Falls; T/5
Harold J. Hollander, Long Island;
T/5 Isidor Rubin, Brooklyn.
North Carolina: T/5 Harry M. ob-
erts. Kings Mt.; T/5 James L. Hayes
Jr., Marietta.
Ohio: T/4 Marvin B. Siders, Ironton;
Cpl. Walter V. Vehorn, Dayton; Cpl.
Weber J. White, Nelsonville; Cpl. Reuel
H. Streby, North Canton; Cpl. Anthony
O'Bryant, Cincinnati; Cpl. Houston F.
Schlosser, Mt. Vernon; T/5 Lyle R.
Crow, Mt. Gory; T/5 Donald J. Ritcher,
Parma.
Oklahoma: T/5 Boy 0. Haislip,
Hugo; T/5 Charlie C. Scott, Tahlequah.
Oregon: Set. Leon C. Smith, Hood
River.
Pennsylvania: Sgt. John F. Jenny,
New Castle; T/4 Henry A. Eidenmnel-
ler, Pittsburgh; Cpl. Paul D. Kates,
Wynnewood; T/5 Al D. Richards,
Pittsburgh.
Rhode Island: Cpl. Leo Plante,
Woonsocket; T/5 Joseph X. Cunning-
ham. Providence.
Tennessee: T/4 Dohmer H. Lynn,
Sparta; T/5 Howard R. Hiett, Mono-
ville; T/5 Ulis R. Long, Chattanooga.
Texas: Sgt. George McCullough, Hen-
derson; Cpl. Eddie P. Well, Houston;
T/5 James W. Leflar, Goree.
Utah: T/5 Maurice Thurgood, Ogden.
Vermont: Sgt. Everett E. Avers, Bel-
lows Falls.
West Virginia: Cpl. Sam Alawat,
Clarksburg; T/5 Donald R. Andrews,
Watson; T/5 Charles A. Yates, Hunt-
ington.
Wisconsin: Sgt. Richard W. Novakof-
ski, Menasha; T/4 Byron C. Erdmann,
Algoma; T/5 Robert A. Zimmerman,
Milwaukee; T/5 George W. Korich Jr.,
Superior; T/5 Jerome B. Hafner, Stev-
ens Point.
HEADQUARTERS NEWS
2nd Lt. Burke, the C.O. is
justly proud of the Company
grounds; they are maintained
beautifully.
F/Sgt. Stephen Nemeth was
seen in Tampa with a gorgeous
Redhead; she met the rest of the
requirements too. Question-Can
it be his charm or those six lus-
cious stripes on his arms? What
do you say, Sergeant?
T/5 Rcno Ravaioli, the Com-
pany Post Office, just returned
from a three day pass and looks
as though he had too good a
time. Sleep is a good idea,
Ravvy.
T/5 Willis W. Cook is beaming.
His mother and his big son, Little
Cookie Jr., are coming to Drew
Field this week.
T/4 Marvin B. Siders is a
permanent fixture at Bennett's
Drug store. Could a lovely blond
be the attraction?
The Main Street in Tampa for
the lads from Kitchen No. 20 is
"SKID ROAD." Seen there re-
cently were T/Sgt. William Cas-
son, T/4 Matthew Diano and T/5


Frank Bower. Tell us about the
attractions, fellows.
Pvt. Paul Housel, the Ass't
Chief Cleaner Upper at Head-
quarters is bemoaning the fate
that passed him by on the promo-
tion list. Don't cry Paul, you have
plenty of company.
NOTE: If you have any News
Items, give them to your F/Sgt.
or bring them into your Orderly
Room. Anything that the men are
talking about will be welcome
in this column. Just remember to
be reasonable about what you
submit.


PAGE NINE


CAMO-


No, No! That's not the way to break up


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PR I VAT E Eve Curie,
daughter of the late Mme. Marie
Curie, famous scientist, snapped
in London, England, in the uni-
form of a private in the French
Volunteer Corps.


Gallagher, Ex-Yank Star,


Now Knocking Out Homers


As 1st Sergeant of 496th

By PFC. KLAUS DREYER
Still fighting in the major leagues, the greatest of them
all, former Yankee and Dodger Outfielder Joe Gallagher
finds himself in the First Sergeant's seat, recently vacated


by Peyton Horton.
We, the fans, are rootin' for
you, Joe. And while on the sub-
ject of first sergeants, we would
like to tell you this one which,
for a change, is not a rumor but
a fact emanating from the Order-
ly Room: "Full of confidence in
his new outfit, former 1st Sgt.
Horton challenged (what a mis-
take!) our office staff to a hot
game of volley ball.
"Well, to make a short story
shorter, we beat then_, and de-
cisively so, in a three-game
series. When big Joe Gallagher
asked them about a return
match for thenext day, they
claimed (this is good): 'We're
going to be too busy!'"
Deep in the heart of "Tex"
Strauss is the former Helen Ban-
non of St. Petersburg, now Mrs.
Strauss, according to the latest
information received from Bos-
ton-Yankee Cpl. Haves, who was
best man at their wedding.
RETURN OF PRODIGALS
Among those who went through
that most heart rending of all
Army experiences, namely re-
porting back for. duty after a
glorious 14-day furlough, we find
M/Sgt. Davis, line chief; Private
Hanford, communications, and
Sgt. Brooks, operations. We know
just how you feel, but cheer up,
men, only twenty-six (26) more
weeks and you are entitled to
another furlough.
Pfc. Frank DeZutter, popular
mail clerk of the Squadron, likes
the sun in St. Petersburg, or so
it would seem from casually
glancing at his sunburned back.
We understand. Frank, the sun
is not the only attraction you
find in the nearby city.
It's campaign ribbons for sev-
eral members of our Squadron
who recently returned from .a
scrap with the Jap in the Aleu-
tians. A change in climate, to


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say the least. The veterans are
now trying to make up their
minds what they missed the
most on their northern trip:
Wine, women or song-?
The rumor to end all rumors
is that the 496th has been chosen
by President Roosevelt to march
into Berlin at an unspecified time
in the not too far distant future.
See you there soon, we hope.
CAMPER LEAVES
An orchid to S/Sgt. Arthur
Camper, former columnist for our
Squadron, who has been trans-
ferred to the 407th Group. His
untiring efforts, coupled with an
abundance of wit and humor,
made this column a feature the
fellows of the 496th looked for-
ward to in each issue of the
Echoes.
Art joined what was then the
301st in April and was assigned
to the Intelligence Section.
While here at Drew, he was
made bay chief of the Lower
287th barracks and upon complet-
ing his year of military service,
he was awarded the Good Con-
duct medal. A real soldier and
a swell guy to know. Good luck,
Sarge, wherever you go!

Jap Pilots Wary
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NEA (INS),- With Japanese
pilots becoming increasingly wary
of American fighter planes, life is
becoming dull for American fliers
stationed at this advance base.
Many fly almost daily for weeks
without encountering Jap planes.
Capt. Paul J. Slocum, of Syracuse,
N. Y., had flown 140 missions for
one Zero shot down until he got
his second when P-40s tangled
with Zeros and bombers over
Nassau bay recently.


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By S/SGT. DONALD E. UTT
Base S-3 Office
The possibilities and importance of hiding, blending,
and deceiving in the use of camouflage for vehicles are un-
limited.
Since each unit is responsible for its own camouflage,
let us imagine that you are responsible for your unit camou-
flage and are in a truck convoy in a theater of operation.
Do you feel that at any moment enemy planes will roar
overhead and bullets will rip into your trucks or a bomb
will land directly on your supply vehicles and that your organiza-
tion's part in the mission may mean the loss of an important
stronghold?
Or do you feel at ease in the sense that your drivers have been
properly instructed that every time the convoy stops for a rest each
truck is under a tree, or its shadow will fall in a ditch or on bushes
and that the proper distance between vehicles is maintained? These
factors make for a safer convoy.
DOG TAG DAY
Enemy intelligence wants just such a target as yours. He ob-
serves your actions either directly by the human eye or indirectly
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ADVICE TO YARDBIRDS

By PETE PETERSON


"Dear Acting Private Hoodle-
nick: The other day I saw this in
the paper whereby a soldier out-
snored a bulldog. Here is the clip-
ping:
San Pedro, Cal.-The roof-
rending snores of Bolo, huge Eng-
lish bulldog mascot of the Fort
MacArthur Reception C ent er,
brought a ban against his sleep-
ing in the barracks.
Buddies of Pvt. Paul J. Brown,
a cook, claimed Brown's noc-
turnal wheezes were just as pot-
ent, and arranged a contest.
Bolo was placed under Brown's
bunk, but after 90 minutes of
competition crawled out and
slunk from the barracks, Brown's
pals said.
Brown now has private sleep-
ing quarters, too.
Now I say we have a guy in
our barracks who is worse than
the bulle og or the soldier. In the
first place, when he starts off
he sounds like he is wrapping up
a horse. Then he goes biltflip,
scrasgnoof, snootsgaffle, futsnof-
foolspot, about three times, then
he gaffnackles. Then with a stu-
pendous snort he once tried to
blow off the roof. What can a
guy do about a guy like that?"
Pvt. Yaffstang Mattress.
Have the entire barracks
either move out or move the
snorer to Swamp No. Seven. Or
I could give some private
advice to all youse guys at Silly
Solly's. How much folding
money do youse have in the
company fund? I will stand
still for a report on this to-
night at Silly Solly's.
"This green baboon is bother-
ing me again. Now he is reciting
poetry. The other day when I
went to open my footlocker he
was in there playing very loudly
on a snare drum. What shall I


do?" Pvt. Gluebong Dat Von
Boo.
Report to a psychiatrist.
Just a note to Pvt. Mustgoolp
Vitfit El Pazzbelch, who is try-
ing to get on the road to Shangri-
La: I am sorry that that huge
eagle came along and picked you
up and deposited you in his nest
where you are now stationed and
trying to get out. The only way
to get out of his nest is to sing
him an old Mongarian song which
goes like this: "Oh my darling
of the cement blocks, whyfore
dost thou feed me sour clouds?
Oncst upon a time I fed thee
sweet lemons. So, why, darling
of the foopcronk dost thou hold
me so visciously by thy big
beak?"
After you have sung a few
verses of this famous Mon-
garian hymn the eagle will be-
come very much discontented
and drop you like an over-
heated potato. Then you will
have to stand under the road,
because at this time of the year
the glue people and the bend-
ing-down people (those unfor-
tunate persons who wero born
with top small suspenders) and
the stafnling down people (born
with one foot too short) will
be holding a convention. (Edi-
tor's note: At this convention
the various glue, bending and
standing down people all con-
gregate together and yell for
three weeks. This is a violent
costum which they think will
gain them free admission to
Silly Solly's.) Then after you
stand under the road for two
days while these persons get
through yelling you will have
to get yourself a pair of snow-
shoes. But I see that I do not
have anymore time this week
to tell you how to get to
Shangri-La. More next week.













Supplying Units



Is Tough, Rough



Taskof 853dAW

Last week we paid tribute to the telephone section, so
this week it's only fair that we bow in the direction of the
property section.
These are the boys who labor long and valiantly to
keep our units on Drew field fully supplied with their Sig-
nal supplies.
Due to the fact tha they have Squad n Par
had to take over several new a ran ar
warehouses recently, they have'
been desperate' short- handed Planned by 314th
and have had to work very long
hours and have had to forego
their usual one day off per week. Capt. Charles J. O'Laughlin,
Last week Major Swanson squadron commander, takes great
asked if any of the men in the pleasure in making the following
other sections would help out in
the Warehouse section on their announcement:
days off, and there was a sur- Friday, Sept. 24, the Squadron
prisingly good response. is giving a party.
Mr. Boyle, our only Warrant Time: 1700 EWT (7:00 p.m.
Officer, is in charge of the Prop- Civilian time), till?
erty section and he really knows
his stuff when it comes to Signal Place: Recreation Building No.
property. 2, Second Street and Avenue M.
HERE THEY ARE Program: A popular and well-
The office part of the section known orchestra will furnish the
consists of T/3 Allan A. Bas- dance music. The special feature
night, T/4 William H. Blizard, and surprise of the evening will
T/4 Summerfield S. Kennon, be a professional floor show un-
and Cpl. Israel M. Herold. The der the personal direction of
warehouses are run by Sgt. Ned "Evans" from the Special Service
Boykin while the boys who do Department. "Evans" needs no in-
troduction to the entertainment
all the work are T/4 Bill Mc- world.
Clymont, T/5 Dalmer D. Bis- Ice cold refreshments are on
r--r T/5 Gordon L. Stemmen, the bill of fare.
Pfc. Alfred L. Carson, Pfc. A cordial invitation is extend-
Frank Dunn, H d ed to all officers and enlisted
Frank unn, Pfc. Harold N- men, 314th Base Hq. and AB
man, Pfc. Lloyd Scarbrough, Squadron. Bring your wives,
Pfe. Winnell Shores, Pvt. Eddie sweethearts or dates.
Adams, Pvt. Armando Mirabelli, All women working in Base
Pvt. "Fat" Putman, Pvt. Leslie Hq., Base Hq. Annex and Base
Ruggles, and Pvt. Jim Skelly. Pensonnel are especially invited.
Myster. of the week: Quite a G. I. transportation will meet
mystery developed when the tube the 7:30 bus.
which had been missing from I almost forgot-all WASs and
"JUnior" Wilcox's radio for sev- WAC officers are invited.
eral weeks finally turned up with Remember the time, place and
a mysterious note attached to it. date. Mark it "must" on the cal-
Up to the present writing the endar.
culprit has rot been apprehended, A grand time is assured.
but there has been a great deal Will be seeing you all Friday.
of amateur sleuthing going on.
WANTED-A HOUSE CADET RULE
Cpl. "Sonny" Herold expects
his wife down from New Haven,
Conn., this week and they will T IN C LU
live in Tampa as lo.,g as he is I I
stationed here. T/4 Bill Blizard
expects his wife to migrate down Calling all first sergeants
here, too, in the very near future wh monthly salary a
and when she does they will also fours whose monthly salary ai
make their home in Tampa. Both from shooting for Aviation C
Bill and the missus hail from It is now possible to becc
Camden, N. J. Thr resorting to the reduced salai
Furlough Department: Three
returns from furloughs this pay per day.
week: Pfc. "Trigger" Tourigny Under the new plan, a non-
from Willimansett, Mass.; Pfc. commissioned officer may obtain
"Senator" Wheeler from Day- the status of "aviation student,"
ton, Ohio; and Pvt. "Tex" rather than "aviation cadet," dur-
Roberson, from Mexia, Tex., ing his training, thereby permit-
wherever that is. ting him to retain his same rate
S e er e e of pay, as well as his dependency
On the departure side mark allotments and other benefits.
down the names of Cpl. "Foxy" It is hoped by the Aviation Ca-
Fox who will head for Taylors-
ville, N. C.4th
Little old New York will cer-
tainly look good to us after all
these months here in Florida. 4th SA M
Athletic Department: The latest
craze to hit the detachment is,By CPL. EUGEN
of all things, horseshoe pitching. T fn n s i
A few of our country cousins The fun never stops in tb
went to the trouble of rigging up ing Battalion.
a course behind the barracks, and t f w want t
the game has caught on like wild- First off, we want to tell
fire. softball game. (Did you ever
Now all the boys, farm and city Some fun). Funniest trick of
bred alike, spend all their leisure the day-S/Sgt. De Luccia tack-
time back of the barracks tossing ling Pfc. Sonheim three yards
the equine footwear. However from third base yes, it's still
we're still waiting for some outfit baseball). The all club can qual-
to challenge us to a game of baseball). The ball club can quafor-
volleyball. That's really our game. ify for my Secret Society for
volleyball. That's rall our gam Safer Swimming for Swamp 13
That's about all for now. Be Frogs. Each man has proven to
seeing you when we return from be quite a mudder.
our furlough.GO N
GOOD NIGHT
A Brave Newsman The Fourth Training Battalion
really looked sharp marching up
SOMEWHERE IN NEW GUI- to the school assembly building
NEA-(INS)- First Lt. Arthur last week for a lecture. The boys
C. Ely, of Brooklyn, N. Y., form- spent one of their better even-
erly a staff member of the New ings on Drew Field.
York Journal-American, was the
first amphibian engineer's officer There was a near-earth-
to be killed in action in the south- quake in barrack 8B-12 the
west Pacific. One of the small other night.. T/5 York fell out
gallant band of engineers who be- of the top bunk onto the floor.
came infantrymen for three days VWj mean flat on the floor.
and nights after the American With him came sundry mess
landing at Nassau bay, Ely was kits and other equipment.
killed leading his men against a When we climbed out of bed
Japanese machine-gun nest. to look for a hole in the floor


517th Men


Pass Rumor


And Dig In

Rumor is abroad in the
517th Fighter Bomber Sq.
that every one is to be re-
classified to carpenters. At
least, from the energetic wv ay
that the squadron turned to
fixing up the old shacks for- 4
merely occupied by the 84th.
one would think they were a
bunch of demon carpenters.
Even the orderly room was
hard at work. With such veterans
as Ford, Herron, and Levitre those CIVILIANS AND SOLDIERS receive Communion from Chap-
records were really being polished lain Carl W. Hewlett,*Area Chaplain, at dedicatory services
up. for new Camp De Soto chapel. Second woman from soldier's

that Pete Phillips 'lad his com- officially opening the building.
munications section ~et up, de-
spite the bad break in being un- amp Deo Dedicates
Webb; Kosiorek, Hranichny, and
Barbee were seen hammering ~ N 03 0


away.
Dovenmuehler held down the
inspectors' end of things in the
absence of Smith. The mechanics,
in addition to building up their
own cozy nook, took care of com-
munications, and so took a load
off Johnson's mind. Held, Borch
(of Refueling, Inc.), and, after a
while, Malewig, showed them-
selves masters of more than one
trade. Doing double his share of
the work was S/S.t. Neal. The
men from tech supply, Rommel,
Hall, and Clifford, when they
weren't being annoyed by every-
body else for equipment, were
investing so much labor in that
old shack that for a while it
looked as though they meant to
stay for the duration.
The cadre of the 517th certainly
did themselves proud. If the next
bunch measures up to the same
standards, it will be a swell out-
fit.
Why get pushed around in bus
lines when you can ride to St.
Pete or Clearwater every day in
a comfortable automobile? A few
words under the "transportation"
heading in the Echoes Classified
Ads will do the trick.


S CHANGED


NCO'S PAY

s, master sergeants, and tech-
nd obligations have kept them
adet training.
me an aviation cadet without
ry of $75, plus $1 subsistence

det Training board that this new
system, along with the lower re-
quirements in the physical fitness
of the applying soldier, may in-
duce many more capable men to
apply for aviation cadet training,
the greatest opportunity offered
today for men from 18 to 26.


Cnurcn, Snow Building

With Col. Asp Attending
The new combination church and motion picture theatre
in the Camp DeSoto area was opened officially Sunday at
impressive ceremonies attended by Col. Melvin B. Asp, Air
Base commander, other Drew Field officers, and prominent
Tampa Negro church leaders.
The outdoor portion of the


more than two-hour-long cere-
monies was presided over by
Major Alfred B. Strickler, com-
manding officer at Camp Desoto.


CHAPLAIN GIBSON
The opening prayer was offered
by the Rev. L. A. Cousin, of the
Bethel A. M., E. Church, Tampa.
AGI TALKS
Major Strickler then turned
over the keys to the building to
Col. Asp, who told the soldiers
and civilians how diligently he
and other officers had worked to
hurry construction of the build-
ing and how they now are trying
to secure motion picture projec-
tion equipment as soon as pos-
sible.
Colonel Asp then passed on
the keys to Chaplain Ford Gib-
son, chaplain of Camp DeSoto.
After an address by Chaplain
Carl W. Hewlett, Area chap-
lain, Mrs. Rosa A. Lacey, an
officer of the Allen Temple
Church, scissored the ribbon


across the door, officially open-
ing the chapel.
Chaplain Gibson presided over
the services in the chapel Greet-
ings were offered by the Rev.
W. F. Foster, pastor of Allen
Temple A. M. E. Church, and by
Major Strickler. Hymns were
sung by the Allen Temple
A. M. E. Church choir, the
Greater Bethel Baptist choir, and
the USO Choral Group. First
Sergeant James Gray sang the
"Our Father."
AWAKENING CITED
Principal speaker was Chap-
lain Gynther Storaasli, Third
Air Force chaplain, who said a
religious renaissance beyond
the dreams of church leaders
was taking place within the
armed forces.
Communion was administered
by Chaplains Hewlett and Gib-
son and the Rev. Cousin and
Foster.
After the dedication, refresh-
ments were served soldiers and
their guests.


S"Swamp Happy"


11


r


E C. HORTON
e Fourth Signal A. W. Train-

you about our swamp-water
play the game in the rain?

there's York, wound up in his
mattress cover, struggling des-
perately to regain an upright
position.
We tried to hide in Liuetenant
Thorton's luggage the other day
when he caught that Chattanooga
choo-choo. Bet there are some
swell mud holes in Tennessee-
even better than Drew Field.
Talking. about traveling let's
compliment Pfc. Duarte on his
long and patient wait for a GI
bus the other night. Although
Sergeant Tully and Pfc. McCal-
lion pulled a fast one and got a
ride in a civilian car, Duarte
stuck with the bus line. Result:
he got in Tampa just in time for
curfew.
The latest testimony on the
case of Lieutenant Kurpiewski
versus S/Sergeant Schargel. A
newly-commissioned nurse with


the lieutenant the other night was
reported to have said: "I do
love you, lieutenant, but don't
you think Sergeant Schargel
should be a Tech Sergeant?"
GOOD TECHNIQUE
First Sergeant Kaish, S/Sgt.
Schultz and Sergeant Tubbs went
on a pilgrimage to Clearwater
the other night in Lieutenant
Kurpiewski's car.
About nine miles out of town
they had a flat. S/Sgt. Schultz
ran to the trunk, hollering, "I'll
fix it. I used to be a mechanic."
And the surprise-there were no
tools.
After three hours waiting
and numerous phone calls re-
pair man finally arrived. He
took one look at the tire and
said blankly, "Where's the
tube?" Sergeant Tubbs held up
a piece of rubber that looked
like one of Drew's rifle range
targets.. Nine patches eventu-
ally repaired the damage and
the happy group returned to
Tampa.
We'll have more for you next
week from Swamp 13.



KISSES AND PATRIOTISM
brought in the war bond cus-
tomers at a noon hour rally at
Cafeteria Number 2. Laura
Virginia Hancock, who in-
vested in a $50 bond, gives
bond-buyer I. C. Wierschem
a $1,000,000 smacker.


PAGE TEN


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943







DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


PAGE ELEVEN


Women, Song, .



Best of Themes, .. ..--



Blend for 714 f422

By PVTS. R. MACKENROTH AND J. VACORKEL
Wine! Women! and Song! or better yet, Beer,
WACs, and "Down by the Old Mill Stream" sums up the
day of all days for the 714th last week at Lake Ellen.


What a day! If you ca



Bars, Chevrons


Grow as Acorns


About 491 Squad

By S/SGT. WORLOCK
As we look back over the
events of the past week in
the 491st Fighter Bomber
Squadron we find that a great
many changes have taken
place.
We are glad to see the
men safely back from the
northern climes and wish to
congratulate them on the
fine work that they did while
they were there. Captain B.
L. Rorie, former command-
ing officer of this squadron,
is with us again and he is
taking up his duties where
he left off. Congratulations
to our CO for the promotion
he received while he was
away. Those double bars
really look swell.
Lt. R. E. Duell, assistant ad-
jutant, is functioning in his new
position and the reports from the
men who work with him say that
he is "OK."
Lt. Stout, Lt. Graham, Lt.
Young, Lt. Euart, and Lt. Stubing
have been recently transferred
and as we bid them "So Long"
we send our best wishes along
and' wish them the best of luck
in their new outfit.
The Orderly Room has under-
gone many changes and we find
that our first sergeant is James
Velpocelli .vhom we are glad to
welcome back. Sgt. Stinnette is
now sergeant major and the only
oner of the old gang left are
S/Sgt. Greenberg, Cpl. Gill and
Pfc. Dandar. S/Sgt. Disdier did
a fine job to get the pay-roll
ready to sign on time.
We have a pilot in our squad-
ron with 80 hours flying time
who is working in Supply. He
is Pfc. Seegmiller and he holds
a civilian license. Another of
our men, or rather one who was
our man, is headed for classi-
fication center to be accepted
for Cadet training. Good luck
to you Pfc. James Maguire.
Lt. Grahame Enthoven has been
assigned to Group Intelligence as
Assistant S-2 to carry on the fine
work that he was doing as the
491st Intelligence Officer.
PORK CHOPS PERHAPS
From the Armament and Ord-
nance shop comes word that Sgt.
R. E. "Dick" Neider has a path
worn to the Union Bus station
and that it is not to see about
bus fares. Sure is cute, isn't she,
sergeant? The boys are still try-
ing to ret T/Sgt. Larimore to
invite them up for dinner some
night but far they have not
had very good luck. Keep trying,
fellows.
The Communications Section
welcomes Lt. Feldman as As-
sistant Communications Officer
a,," pledge their utmost co-
operation to him.
Congratulations to Sgt. Wil-
liam "Bill" Greenberg who just
added the "Shack Stripe."
Cpl. Louis Goldblatt is on fur-
lought in Massachusetts and we
will bet that the corporal is really
having a time for himself.
Lt. Ralp Kaplowitz is in Long
Island, New York, as this paper
goes to press and it is understood
that he is waiting to be called
"Papa."


in imagine this. T/5 Snyder
breaks his toe, in fact, the right
index felange.
Unsung "Hairbreath Harry" of
the partywas T/5 Herman. Her-
man interrupted his evening fes-
tivities when his acute ears de-
tected, above the din of excite-
ment. the faint cries of a sinking
WAC.
PAGE HERO
The T/5 rocketed to the edge
of the raft, on which he was al-
ready situated and, although he
was nice and dry, he plunged into
the cold, wet water.
After splashing violently for
some time, he managed to drag
the gasping G.I. damsel from her
distress. By the way, she was ex-
tremely appreciative and recov-
ered with amazing rapidity.
Hm-m-m-m.
Fickert, usually a timid diver,
showed an extraordinary abili-
ty, that day, by diving from the
dizziest heights he could get
his feet on. Although, normal-
ly, he wouldn't do more than a
front dive at water level, he
proceeded to demonstrate to
Willis (who, it may be said, is
a pretty good diver) the in-
tricacies and techniques of the
most complicated aquatic aerial
feats. Honestly, this party did
wonders!
The entertainment exhibited
rare ability. Lieutenant Cullen
acted expertly as master of cere-
monies. Lieutenants Ganchou and
Trainer, after being greeted with
general enthusiasm, started the
show off with a bang! In our es-
timation, the lieutenants really
gave vaudeville a big boost. No
joke, they 'were certainly tops.
A former member and favorite
of the 714th, Jim Covert, was in-
vited as a special guest and en-
tertainer. Jim gave a sparkling
performance as Dr. Covert and
his Snake Oil Medicine Show.
Believe me, he nearly con-
vinced us that we had missed
a product that would cure any-
thing from the G.I. blues to
arterial schilerosis of the glu-
tius maximus!
Also, two boys representing
the Special Service gave .out
with strictly high-class enter-
tainment.
Friend Mowrey lately has been
sporting a beautiful big shiner.
Believe it or not, his explanation
is actually this: That while doing
his best to survive C.Q., a mos-
quito managed to circumvent
Mowrey's frantic efforts and
stung him directly above the right
optical apparatus! Ah me, what
to do!


"Corporal, step over here and see how far out of line you are."


Chevrons Added

To 571 Sleeves;

Yogey Questioned

By PVT. DAVID C. JONES
and PFC. ALEX POULOS
Sept. 16 was an eventful day
for some of the boys of the 571st
Battalion because of their promo-
tions. The following men were
promoted to: T/Sgt. Thane J. De-
laney, to Sgt. Howard R. Geyer,
to T/4 Robert E. Moore, William
T. O'Gorman and Thomas V. Rey-
nolds, to T/5 Frank W. Knowl-
ton. Benjamin E. Nestle, Frederic
R. Sinnott and Allen R. Wery.
True or false: Pvt. Yogey, did
you or didn't you get married last
Sunday?
We want to congratulate Pvt.
Jack Lorenz for the new addition
to his family. It was a seven-
pound girl.
The men of Headquarters and
Plotting wish to express their
deepest appreciation to Lt. Sant
Ambrosio for the many things
he has done to make their ath-
letic and social activities pos-
sible.
Headquarters and Plotting
Company was well rewarded last
week with a new company com-
mander, 1st Lt. Rowland N.
Mings, who has served as our
battalion adjutant for some time.
We also wish to welcome to our
company Lt. Ewing, formerly of
720th Sig. A. W. Co.
The boys in the various com-
panies have been having classes
lately on the different topics
which are necessary to know
whether they are on the field
or in the battle fields of the
world.


Subs Beware!..,

By Pfc. JOSEPH ECONOMY JR. h
When President Roosevelt and Prime Minister
Churchill announced at their historic Quebec meeting that
the high seas were comparatively free of Axis subs, the
23rd Anti-Submarine Sqaudron here at Drew reached a
new high in enthusiasm.
For this little known unit has had an effective part in


curing the arrogance or the
undersea wolves.
Not many months ago, Hitler
boasted that he could produce
more U-boats than the Allies
could sink.
NAZI EATS CROW
And last winter a daring Nazi
sub chief radioed: "No longer
will the American people loll on
sandy ches, for we shall see
to that."
Before the Quebec announce-
ment, little publicity had been
given the anti-sub men.
The U. S. Army Air Forces
Anti-submarine Command
(AAFAC) was first organized
when it became widely known
that unprecedented numbers of
merchant sihps were daily falling
prey to roaming Nazi subs.
Things were really in bad
shape; the fighting fronts were
crying for supplies and the


home front was rallying to the
aid, but between home and
fighting front lay miles of sub-
infested seas.
The Civilian Air Patrol, (CAP)
in conjunction with the Navy,
was doing a renowned job of
anti-submarine patrol work, but
the planes were inadequate to
the task.
Small, former civilian sport
planes, they were equipped with
radios and some with depth
charges, but otherwise they were
unarmed.
They could spot a sub, radio its
position and course, lay a couple
of "eggs" on its wake and then
scoot for home base.
There's no doubt they caused
untold consternation to the pig-
boat raiders, but something more
was needed to fill the gap.


Fagged 84th Newcomers


Find Drew Floors Velvety


Despite Greenup's Hoofs
By PVT. ELLIOTT OGDEN JR.
Washington, D. C., is not the only place in the country
where there is a housing shortage. Your writer walked
into headquarters barracks one night last week and stum-
bled over the supine bodies of several Air Corps men, who
were sleeping in the aisle.
It seems that these men had just arrived at Drew Field,
and they were mighty tired out from their journey; so
instead of looking for a bunk,
they threw their mattresses on night life of the big city was so
the floor and "hit the hay." strenuous, that the Sergeant jour-
FURLOUGH NEWS neyed to his sister's home in Wil-
One can imagine S/Sgt. Green- ton, Conn. to recuperate.
up's embarrassment when he PAGE DOC I. Q.
walked into the barracks and Since M/Sgt. Ed Roddy has
stepped on a man's face. gone to West Virginia on his


In Operations, M/Sgt. Henry
P. Moore has arrived in Long
Island, N. Y., to spend a 15-
day vacation, while S/Sgt.
Schroeder, the Operations
draftsman, went to New York
city on his furlough.
It was sort of a family re-
union for T/Sgt. Howard Mat-
thewson, Syracuse, N. Y., as
his brother David, U. S. Navy,
was able to get home the same
time the Sergeant was on his
furlough. When questioned
about the Syracuse women,
Matthewson replied, "I'm a
married man."
S/Sgt. Harold Large, supply, is
back from a terrific furlough
spent in New York city. The


furlough, Sgt. Joe Perri is now
acting section chief in Intelli-
gence. Sergeant Perri has been
commended in letters from Colo-
nel Vance and the Chilean dele-
gation for the good job he did in
compiling a photographic album
for the Chilean officers.
Before they joined the Army,
Corporal Andrew Kotnik and
Private Harley Ploen never
thought they would be teaching
school. However, the two men
from Group Chemical Warfare
are now doing just that. Every
morning from eight to eleven,
they hold classes for the en-
listed men of the 84th Group
in gas mask drill, chemical
agents, and field identification
kits. GoodBwork, professors.


.. 23d Overhead


And so the AAFC was organ-
ized, with squadrons located along
the Eastern and Gulf frontiers.
Among these was the 23rd
Anti-Submarine Squadron, for-
merly the 76th Bombardment
Squadron, from Boise, Idaho. The
23rd first came to life at Drew
Field, in April of 1943, and from
then forward its growth was
rapid.
At first the 23rd was the way
almost every new unit is until
it becomes acclimated to its
new environment.
It boasted of only a few
planes, but what it lacked in
numbers it made up in strength.
They weren't much to look at,
it's true, just like any other
plane, except that they were
clothed in a special suit of
camouflage.
UNITY WORiS
The months rolled by and
spring went .-to summer's heat,
and the Army and Navy Anti-
Submarine Patrols together began
to achieve unheralded results.
The 23rd had grown much
larger now, and a great part of
the efficiency was due to the
youthful commanding officer, 28-


year-old Maj. Wm. McDowell,
graduate of West Point.
Under his direction special
anti- submarine lectures were
given the pilots, bombariers and
navigators; motion pictures and
actual films "taken on the spot of
AAFC planes destroying the
U-boats were shown and various
methods of 'attack fully ex-
plained and taught in detail.
The combat crews were edu-
cated in safety on water landing,
how to make the best use of rub-
ber life-rafts and subsistence on
the most meager of foods.
Day after day the flights
roared out oer the Gulf and
the Atlantic on their routine
missions but those monotonous
hours of patrol work were
beginning to reap a golden
harvest.
All that time spent cramped
in the plastic nose of a ship, or
hunched over a navigaton chart,
or straining tired eyes intently
over the mirrored surface wasn't
for naught.
The men of the AAFC who flew
those missions, as well as the men
of the Navy and the CAP, re-
ceived the highest praise the
services bestow: "Well done"








PAGE TWELVE


Recreation Plan


Hailed Success


By 746th Writer
By CPL. CHARLES MARGOLIS
The recreation program
following calisthenics has
turned out to be a huge suc-
cess. The program seems to
be about the best thing that
hit Drew field.
All the 746th SAW needs is a
shuffleboard to complete the
equipment., Ample facilities for
-. baseball, foot-
S ball, volley ball
and boxing
Shave enabled
a 11, including
chair clerks to
enjoy some aft-
ernoon diver-
sion.
Pvts. Jones,
Hoffman, Rus-
sell, Pfc. Har-
old Phillips
and T/5 Torrey
are among the
Zorc ardent partici-
pators, in football.
Baseball enthusiasts include
Pvts. Marshall, Ristenpart, Brown,
T/5s Lafferty and lossi and Cpl.
Schroeder.
Volley ball teams are usually
composed of S/Sgt. Carnazzo, T/5
Carrington, F/S Coppel, T/5
Fields, Cpl. Fornecker, S/Sgt.
Busack and Pfc. Brehmer.
Pv:. Robert P. Zorc makes a
good boxing referee on the side
lines.
T/5 Derenberger, T/4 Denny
and Cpl. De Ford have proven
interested spectators.
Pvt. Dove Zobel takes his train-
ing seriously.
Some day you. too, may have
1? j that Tarzan
physique, if
you brush your
teeth twice a
day, change
Sour socks once
a day and man-
icure your nails
frequently.
P v t. Robert
W. Kelly ad-
vises the path
of true love
/ never did run
Derenberger claims to have
girl trouble-who hasn't?
Pvt. Cy Lampert refuses to talk
these days-reason-shaves daily
in front of a mirror on which a
sign has been tacked-"If you
talk this man may die."
Pfc. Frank De Vito finally made
the first page in the Echoes-con-
siders Army life a success.
Pvt. David M. Pry's wife now
in town-Pvt. Pry is now a
.. changed man.
Rhea still has
watch trouble
and other
c o m p locations
frensi ing there-

=01 r We don't see
much of Pfc.
Roger C. Hugh
--no doubt he
i s wondering
whether he be-
longs to the
Pry 563rd or the
746th.
Pfc. Lester I. Stoll, after several
spins in a command car, is now
after a pilot license. o
T/5 Norman P. Lutterman has
offered to submit a picture of his
baby girl in the sweetheart con-
test-claims at 18 baby Lutterman
will snatch the beauty cup from
Miss America.
A word about our 746th sweet-
heart of the week. When Pvt.
Walter Laris submitted the con-
test winning
photo he was
so preoccupied
with thoughts
of Mrs. Laris
that he omitted
to furnish us
with those inti-
mate details
required by the
column. Do you
blame him?
However,
Pvt. Laris is
Mrs.Laris n 0ow speeding
home on an
emergency furlough to wel-
come a new arrival. Good luck
to you both from 746th. We're
betting it's a boy.


INVESTMENT


JOHN J. GREEN, machine
shop worker with two sons ir
the Navy, buys bond from
Lt. H. C. Vogt, of Base Fi
nance office, at "lunchtime
follies" at PX Branch No. 1.

Warrant Officers

In Electronics

Are Needed
If your previous education ir
electronics has ever led you to
consider applying for appointment
as a warrant officer, this is the
time to do something definite
about it.
Captain Hench, Base Schools
officer, urges all men interested
in applying for Junior Warrant
Officer under AUS Classification
number 37, technician specialist
in signal communication.
Until the present time, Drew
men have been able to submit
their applications for classifica-
tion number 37 only every three
months.
Now, any man who has had
previous specialized experience
or education in electronics, or is
a graduate of the electronics
course at Camp Murphy, Florida,
may apply for appointment as
warrant officer at any time.
With many branches of training
beginning to cut down on their
quotas technically trained men
who are anxious to improve their
military status have a special op-
portunity in this branch.
Want to swap some article of
GI clothing that doesn't fit?
Name the size you have and the
size you want in a Free classified
ad in the Echoes.



SGood Ole Drew


And 498th Unit


Gets Kiska Vets

At last, after two days of
struggling along without a
CO althoughh Lt. Kyle did a
good job of holding the out-
fit together), we can now
Welcome our new command-
ing officer, Captain Fuchs.
It looks like Cpl. Fleckman
will always be with Fighting .
84th. For some reason they seem
to keep him there. Say, Fleck-
man, did you ever get that fur-
Slough you wanted some time ago?
S/Sgt. Massie, one of our gun- L
ners of about three months ago,
just returned from the Aleutians.
e What's that under your nose? So
Syou fairly made Staff. Here's
1 hoping you get all the stripes
That you can hold on your sleeve.
e It is rumored that an old
friend of the squadron will
soon return to Drew Field. Se
F/Sgt. Jennings (also back from
the Aleutians).
There is some one in barracks "The first mission I went on I
181 who is mourning for an old expected all hell to break loose. V
friend who is now in the 407th.
No more Fridays off together or than 50 feet off the ground, I saw
trips to Palm Beach by way of tance that looked like a bivouac area.
thumb. How about coming around Tinin rri t
the old barracks once in a while Thinking I could surprise the G
and showing us a few card tricks, bursts from quite far away. In a
OSgt. KONS that it wasn't the Nazis I was shooti
e OCS BECKONS
S Pfc. Reilly of the 498th was camp.
appointed corporal. Congratula- So said Lt. Col. William D. Gil
tions OCS Reilly. By the time made very few mistakes for he is
this goes to press Cpl. Reilly will
be starting the long, hard grind the new 27-year-old commanding practice
Sof becoming an officer. Lots of officer of the 84th Fighter Bomb- out of
Sluc;: to you. er Group. D.urin
sion, in
What's wrong, Sgt. Ulmer? You It was in the middle of Sep- outfit p
haven't made any whoopee in a tem. 1942, that Colonel Gilchrist, tried to
few days. along with the other members of were pr
Cpl. McHugh of the medics was the 81st Fighter Group, boarded "Four
caught taking off too fast (not in the "Queen Mary" and sailed to of then
an airplane) by the MPs'. He is England. German
our ambulance driver.
Where are all the new men ACTION AT GAFSA Lieutena
coming into the squadron going to After about three months in flight le
live? They had to sleep on the England, during which time Colo- light c
floors of one barracks the other nel Gilchrist was Group Executive ikSnyd
night. Officer, his unit flew to Africa German
Correction on last week's news in P-39s. ert
item. The name Verra should On this flight from England to ing abr
have been Vassella. Sorry, old Africa some of the planes from First Sn
boy, nobody would bother you, other outfits were forced down in speed,
Verra, we hope. Portugal. would d
What happened to the beer Colonel Gilchrist got there It se
party that was supposed to take
place about the 15th or 20th just as the Kasserine Battle was Alphon
of this month, now that Sgt. over, his organization having rican
Brinker is gone. arrived three months before, fliers i
Pfc. Lupo of the orderly room He saw plenty of action near tant bu
should be back from furlough in
a few days. I'm anxious to see Gafsa and was awarded the Air away f
him when he walks in and sees Medal. In a
that all his old friends have been Later the 81st Fighter Group Pantell;
transferred. It has been rumored was assigned to Coastal Command 81st Fi
that Pfc. Lupo will soon follow and gave fighter protection to
them so it won't be too bad. convoys along the Tunisian coast. invasion
Our pay-roll clerk really de- According to Colonel Gilchrist, for Sic
serves a hand from some of you convoy protection is hard and dull The c
new men in the organization. It work, while convoy patrol is a get hom
seems that he worked overtime tiresome, dreary job. five-moo
to get all of your name, on the PLANES IMPORTANT christ Jr
pay-roll although you had only ....... i.i..n. chIst Jr
been in the 498th a couple of days However, it is necessary be- HISTOR
before the pay-roll had to be cause, in the absence of fighter He gra
turned in to Finance. Let's make protection, the Germans would Texas, ir
sure he stays. dive bomb the small convoys and signed t(


5 7 3rd Mascot


No


By T/5 J. WALSH
It is hard to believe but-it isn't the swingaways, the
brush hide, the dummy woodpiles, snags or stumps that
are attracting attention in the 573rd SAW Bn Camouflage
area at East First and O streets-they are pretty nifty, but
Annabelle makes them gaze open-eyed and how.
Annabelle isn't a lucsious blond
or even a striking brunette. There mascot of the 573rd SAW Bn.
is nothing about her figure that School, a tribute to what a few
anyone would be jealous of. She
doesn't have much pep and cer- sticks a little wire, some moss,
thinly her features are the saddest a bit of paint and some ingen-
ever given any creature but she uity can do.
does attract attention. It is said Lt. Worrell of the IC Depart-
that even lieutenants walk a ment founded a school of at least
block to get a better look. equal proportions and achieve-
DRY RUN ments to the Camouflage school.
Annabell is a Starting with 45 students four
She sedatel shakes her h weeks ago the enrollment has
She sedately shakes her head grown to 102.
with each gust of wind and flirts grLtWorr 1elhas n ably as-0
with every passerby. Day by day sLt. Worele has nn Knbl as-
she \; m d a bit to simulatee listed b Lieutenants Knoblock,
she is moved a bit to simulate Montenelli, Ware, and McCool.
lift.
When viewed from the Hills- Apart from the value of the
boro avenue highway she looks schooling to the men, they have
received honorable mention for
real enough to cause thoughts of tceir d honorable mention for
black market. theirr Infantry style of marching
to and from school-they are
Annabelle has become the really on the ball.


t All Hay
This week the 573rd Sig. AW
Bn. gained a new commanding
officer, Lt. Col. Rt Richards.
He replaces Maj. Thomas F. Fitz-
gerald who has been assigned to
the 563rd.
We wish to take this opportun-
ity to welcome t. Col. Richards
and his assisting officers, Maj.


Ivan E.. radford, executive of-
ficer; First Lt. Stanley M. Cowan,
adjutant; and Lt. George M.
Adams, S-4, to their new assign-
ments.
Without a doubt we will
miss Major Fitzgerald, Captain
Campfield, Lieutenant Schurke
and Lieutenant Ray whose con-
genial manner did much to bol-
ster the morale of the boys. We
know that the 563rd will be as
proud to have them as. we were,
and we wish them all the luck
in the world.
Lieutenant Cowan, by the way,
is not only replacing Lieutenant
Schurke as Battalion Adjutant,
but is taking his place on the
volley ball court as well.


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:hrist



pChief



Action

Pas scared to death and
Vhile flying along less
some tents in the dis-

ermans, I let go a few
few seconds I realized
.ng up, it was an Arab

christ, who must have

lly blast the small ships
the sea.
g the Pantellarian inva-
which Colonel Gilchrist's
anticipated, German 190s
bomb the convoy they
'otecting.
came in, and we got two
i." He reports that the
planes were credited to
nt Froelich, assistant
ader, and Captain Snyder,
commander.
er said he was straining
1 to get on one of the
190s. and suddenly looked
the side and saw one fly-
east of him in formation.
yder would cut down his
and then the German
o the same."
ems that after playing
se and Gaston in the Af-
skies for a time, both
discovered more impor-
isiness below and dove
rom each other."
addition to helping the
arian invasion force, the
ghter Group covered the
n convoys as they left
ily.
olonel is "damn glad to
e," as he had never seen
iths-old William D. Gil-

Y TOLD
iduated from Kelly Field,
n May, 1939, and was as-
o the 20th Pursuit Group


at Barksdale Field. From there he
went to the 23rd Composite
Group, Maxwell Field, Ala., and
then the group went to Orlando
and Eglin Fields, where they
formed air bases.
Soon after, the 23rd was re-
designated as an Army Air Force
Proving Ground Detachment. Aft-
er spending a year in the South-
east Training Center. Spence
Field, Moultrie, Ga.. Colonel Gil-
christ transferred to the 81st
Fighter Group in August, 1942.
His home is in Courtland,
Ala., but Mrs. Gilchrist and
their young son are now living
in Tampa with him. Colonel
Gilchrist graduated from Ala-
bama Polytechnic Institute at
Auburn, Ala., as an aeronau-
tical engineer. When asked why
he joined the Air Corps, Colonel
Gilchrist said he had always
wanted to be a pilot, and
couldn't land a job in the avia-
tion industry when he graduat-
ed from college; so he decided
to join the flying branch of the
Army.
When looking at Colonel Gil-
christ's excellent record, one real-
ized that it was a break for the
Army Air Corps, that the aviation
industry passed up a mighty good
man.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943







DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


PAGE THIRTEEN


Geniuses Galore



Warble With Art



In Band Barrack

By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI
A recent census of the 69th AAF band personnel dis-
closed three philosophers,- one artist, two composers, one
dog-fancier, and two poets of questionable merit-the rest
of the men comprise an assorted variety of mere genius.
The spokesman for the philosophers, Sgt. Leo Luukko-
nen, is an unselfish individual who has just spent his fur-
lough in strict seclusion propounding a treatise of great
significance and implication. His statement will be avail-
able for general consumption as soon as "Luke" recovers
from his consternation.


Sgt. Jerry Sedlak is the artist-
he has proven his ability with
portrait sketches of band mem-
bers. His latest pastel, that of our
T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton is a real mas-
terpiece; in fact, the sketch
seems more alive than the origi-
nal subject.
EXHIBITION PLANNED
Jerry is going on furlough this
week, and when h6 returns we
may have an exhibition of his
works for the benefit of Drew
Field's connoisseurs of art.
After Cpl. Sam Schiavone's
disheartening experience, with
"My Sweet," an original song,
our other company composer
chooses to remain anonymous.
When two popular numbers,
with similar titles, appeared on
the music counters recently,
Sam thought he would change
the name of his song to "My
Sweat"-but that didn't seem
to coincide with the general
theme and sentiment of his
composition (something about
the moon, love, and stuff like
that). Now Sam is concentrat-
ing on his post-graduate V. D.
Control course.
Pfc. Gus DeRidder's fondness
for dogs is so keen that the can-
ine realm probably has a reverse
version of the old adage about
the dog being man's best friend.
The subject of dogs is so dear to
Gus that, at times, it causes him
to lose sight of his ambition to
be a civilian again. Cpl. Joe Ow-
ings is expected to swell the
ranks of the Band's Dog Fanciers
to two, as soon as Gus gets his
newest book on thoroughbreds
and mongrels.
RHYME, REASON
Because the "Poet's Corner" is
already a copyrighted feature, we
can't devote too much space to
our bards-but if you chance to
drop in at the Service Club when
the Deep Sleep Seven (or Eight)
jazz band is dispensing its mu-
sical wares, you will hear the


"No-Tag Dances" announced with
a lilt and a rhyme by our chubby
saxist, Cpl. "Mahoney" Costello.
Sgt. Luukkonen, the crew's
leader, alternates with "Mahoney"
on these outbursts, He shuffles his
phi-louse-ophy and poetry in such
a way as to stun the innocent vic-
tims into insensibility-it's sur-
prising how "Luke" can stand the
stuff himself.
Genius is so common within
the 69er's ranks (26 out of 36
have it), that it is hardly worth
mentioning. However, when one
of the group tries to elevate
himself above this category, he
deserves a medal (or some-
thing)-even if he aspires to
be a comedian.
Sgt. Gordon Booth's Dance Or-
chestra would do well to develop
some comedy novelties around
trumpeter Harry Ferris (one hup-
dred pounds crammed into five
feet of sergeant). Harry is really
clever at pantomime, and he can
dance, too. So far, he has reserved
his talent exclusively for the band
members. The Service Club and
Officers' Club clientele deserve
to share in this entertainment.
Nearly forgot to mention that
the band also has some musicians
- "long-haired," "short-haired,"
and "no-hair" at all. Come around
to our concerts, broadcasts, pa-
rades and dances, and let's get
acquainted.


Football Tactics


Of 503rd Medico


Keep Docs Alert
By CPL. JOSEPH H. ALDINI
Well, it won't be long now.
Nearly all the arrangements
have been made (including
the beer), for the consolidated
company party which will be
held on the 27th and from all
reports it's going to be a
humdinger. Watch for fur-
ther announcements.
Some will be 'ucky if they
live that long. Seems that T/Sgt.
Walk of the Medics is trying to
drum up business for his Com-
manding Officer by his rough and
tough tactics in the daily foot-
ball games. Better watch out,
sergeant.
F/Sgt. Wood is sweating out
his furlough which he hopes is
coming up next month. From
the looks of her picture I don't
blame him. He even go-s so far
as to make reservations two
weeks in advance. Why don't
you bring her back with you,
Ray?
TOO SOFT?
The first sergeants haven't
made any move to play that soft-
ball game vet-Afraid, fellows?
F/Sgt. Smith of the 3rd Report-
ing Company is still day dreaming
these days. His wife went back
home the other day but a picture
of "the Little Commando," as he
calls him, has a place of honor
on his desk. Nice kid, too!
SIGN UP TIME
Don't forget the dance over at
St. Petersbirg on the 22nd. We're
allowed 100 men from the Regi-
ment, so don't disappoint the girls
by not filling the quota.
The Regiment is now taking
infantry drill every night from
4:30 to 5 p.m. and is rapidly
rounding into shall again. The
men really are looking good after
only a week of the school of the
soldier. In a few more weeks
they'll be .ble to .natch anyone
on the field. Keep up the good
work, men.


Super Dupe Sips Screwball Grog,

Brains Up Scheme

At the bull session of the Third the bombs just in front of the


FC the boys were expressing their
ideas on how to hurry up and win
the war. Up came an excellent
suggestion from a yardbird par-
ticipant.
Said he: "Look; why not attach
super-bombs to airplanes and have
the planes dive at ships, dropping


boats? These bombs would make
terrible holes and the ships would
fall into the holes and sink to the
bottom. Good idea?"
An officer standing nearby,
overhearing the entire conversa-
tion, casually remarked: "Say, boy,
what do you eat, dope?"


903d'CokeCrazy'



After Reynolds



Gets Silver Leaf

Glad tidings and great joy echoed throughout the
Quartermaster Offices as elated personnel hastily scribbled
names on a huge cardboard under the heading, "Congratu-
lations, Colonel Reynolds."
The new Lt. Col., Harry T. Reynolds, was out at the
time making an inspection when the notification came, but
when he returned (as he later admitted) he sensed some-
thing was up.
Then the good news broke and to the QM men who drive these
his office swarmed with the rank busses. Here they are: Cpl.
and file of persons waiting to Ralph Cashman, Pvts. Gerald
speak to him. Soon candy and Stevens, Mitchell P. Wells, Mar-
cigars were distributed in abund- tin Hagen, Leo Barnes, John As-
ance and the coke machine did a salome, Willis Freeman, Joseph
landslide business. Walorg, John Tillman, Virgil
From the spirit that pervaded Sigauw and Eugene C. Whitsel.
it was very obvious that everyone Pvt. John Tillman is tremen-
was happy and well pleased,- dously interested in an "Object
that now, a lieutenant colonel d' Art" located in the WAC
heads the organization. pen not far from the GM in-
OTHERS, TOO stallation. She is claimed by
Echoes to be a "best dressed"
The Major wasn't the only one WAC, too. But the story goes
to receive a promotion in the QM! that Tillman had a lawn chair
Pfc. Clarence H. Johnson, Car- which he shared-with S/Sgt.
penter Shop ,and Pfc. Huppert P. "Baby" Phillips.
Howell, Cold Storage, made cor-
poral. Privates Tom J. Wardin- Both of them acted like Ferdi-
gle of the Property'Section, Wal- nand the Bull-they just sat, fac-
ter Skoriak, typewriter repair- ing the WAC barracks. They en-
man, Allan L. Brown and Edwin joyed this inexpensive and harm-
F. Fultz of the Commissary Of- less pleasure until-until the
fice, graduated to that first chair disappeared.
stripe. Congratulations, soldiers! WHO DUNNIT?
Those in the hospital at the Rumor has it that they eventu-
present time are Pfc. Delford ally moved the chair over into
Worley, Pvt. Abe Rosen and the WAC lawn. But here our
Pvt. John E. Taylor. Remem- story ends. What happened to
her to visit these men. the chair no one knows, and just
Pfc. Don Williams returned what these two are going to do
from furloughing at his home in now remains a mystery.
Wachura. Pfc. Adam Tester, it Pfc. Bernard Watters has a pic-
ture collection of native Ha-
seems, spent his time in Tampa! waiians that he zealously guards.
Pvt. Jim McWain went all the Most everyone wants them, but it
way to Lindsay, California, and remains to find the highest bid-
back Nu remains to find the highest bid-
back. Not nearly so far, but a der. .. Landscape artist of the
long way went Pvt. Ray Smith, QM is Pfc. Umberto "York" Mi-
whose home isin lonia, Mo. ozza, who has expended his ef-
BACK ON JOB forts to beautify e front of
Pfc. Wilburt C. Wise has re- Second Platoon barracks, also op-
turned from Pittsburgh, Pa. T/5 posite the WAC apartments.
Mickey McGuire rolled in from The boys appreciate your work,
Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Cpl. Robert Miozza .. The outstanding Java
E. Hall enjoyed himself at home hound is Pfc. Vincent Cavajini.
in Portland, Maine. Pfc. Je.t Despite hot weather, he qaffs
Weekly is back from Athens, it religiously. Could be that since
Ohio. All of these men are clam- he comes from the Baked Bean
oring to get back on the job, too! city. Boston, he would naturally
That the QM makes good use consume an abnormal amount,
of the Base bus line is an estab- but we always thought of Bos-
lished fact, but let's give a salute tonians as tea sippers.

CAN YOU MATCH IT?


A Dog at St. Pete--- Grrr

By SGT. EUGENE L. SAFFERN selves down under the sun hid-
den behind the cumulus clouds
When the GI at Drew Field gets his day off, he trips and put on colored glasses to
lightly into Tampa under the weight of a barracks bag full make the clouds look darker than
of laundry. Suddenly, he is confronted by the awful fact they are. And they talk about
whatever it is a boy and girl
that he has time on his hands-a whole day with nothing find to talk about on the sands
to do. This is so unusual that he is lost until the happy of St. Petersburg. He calls her
Liberator smashing Hamburg Katy, because she reminds him
thought strikes him like a Liberator smashing Hamburg of Hepburn, and she calls him
that Florida is a vacationland beaches, sunshine, women, Henry, because he reminds her
so he plunks down 80 cents for a ride to St. Petersburg and of Aldrich.
a day packed brimful with adventure. The time passes quickly and
If he arrives before noon, he a man approaches, looking
will discover that all the good tanglement, the direct fire of a somewhat like a cross between
burghers are still abed, recover- .30 caliber machine gun, and Jon Hall, Bob Taylor and Jack
ing. from the festivities of the pre- the arms of Dorothy Lamour Dempsey. She jumps up with
vious evening. Accepting this at one and the same time. He a gleeful little gurgle, kisses
fact gracefully, he goes to the threshes about in the water him on the cheek, and says,
beach and stretches his scantily like a stricken whale until he "Oh, darling, Im so glad to see
clad frame on the deserted sand. becomes aware that new ar- you. This is Private
Since there are any number of rivals on the beach are viewing We've just spent a delightful
cumulus clouds in the sky, he his discomfort with glee. afternoon together. May I pre-
doesn't have to worry about the sent Captain --- my hus-
bogey of sunburn he falls Returning to land, a lovely band."
asleep waking very hot and sunmaiden with the appropriate
uncomfortable decides to cool contours says, "I see the jellyfish The GI. scrambles to his feet,
off in the water. out there stung you. It really isn't saluting five or six times in quick
serious happens all the time. time and says, "Well, uh, got to
GETS SALT SUPPLY Here, let me put some lotion on get back to the field ...uh, hap-
Upon submerging he drinks the sting." py to meet you uh, E Pluri-
enough sea water to leave the bus Unum."
taste of salt with him for a week. ONLY A TRIFLE H buys s su
He buys some stuff at the PX
Then he strikes out hard and Meanwhile, nice big welts to apply to the sun blisters on his
strong in the direction of the full- emerge on his arms and back, back. If he could sleep he would
masted sailing ship on the hori- turning purple, and any second dream about "a day packed brim-
zon, dreaming of cut-throat pi- he expects to see his arms drop ful with adventure" .. but since
rates on the Spanish Main. off, but the lady is extremely it is too painful to touch his
After covering the distance pretty, so he laughs ha, ha chest or back with the mattress,
of approximately 25 yards, all and says it is a mere trifle he spends the night in the -latrine
hell breaks loose. He seems to ... ha, ha .. please don't bother. reading "See Here, Private Har-
be caught in a barbed wire en- So the two of them sit them- grove!" Hargrove, the jerk.


PICTURED ABOVE is six feet of tenderloin, providing
you care for rattlesnake meat. The guy with the elongated
hunk of reptile is T/5 Ray Turbasewski of the 569th SAW.
Ray, who boasts the longest name in his outfit challenges
any Drew soldier to match him in name or rattler. Any
comers?









PAGE FOURTEEN


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943


Chevrons Go With Neatness WAC's Winners Say


PFC. WISE T/5 BRENNER

Ever take a second glance at those men whose arms are
sagging under stripes?
Nine out of ten of the top non-coms are gleaming speci-
mens from clean-cut head to shining shoes.
They didn't suddenly develop personal pride along
with the second "rocker."


That bright, soldierly a
sponsible for stripe-laden sleeves.
"Certainly I think personal ap-
pearance is a ticket to success,"
say 1st Sgt. Lawrence B. Holli-
day of the 314th Headquarters
and Air Base Squadron. In civil-
ian life, the man with the million-
dollar look is most apt to get the
million dollars. In the Army, the
soldier who looks like a 'smooth
operator' is apt to be picked out
when the promotions come
around."
RECORD SHOWS
Sergeant Holliday's record at
the 314th proves that hard work
had its reward, but five promo-
tions in six months was an easy
jump for a man with Sergeant
Holliday's soldierly appearance.
The dapper sergeant. who used
to dole out groceries and bills as
manager of the local A. & P. store
at Manning, S. C., is still single,
girls. (But he professes to have
three or four "steadies" in
Tampa.)
The other four lucky Gi.'s
who fell under our WAC's gaze
this week were Pvt. John Rago
of the 501st SAW Regiment,
Pfc. Wilbert C. Wise of the
903rd Quartermaster Platoon,
T/5 Harold A. Brenner of the
761st SAW Company, and Cpl.
Kenneth J. Abendschein of the
465th U.S.A.F. Band.
Private Rago, who was a ma-
chine operator in civilian life,
plays the double role of PBX op-
erator and pole line constructor
for the "fighting 501st." The
Philadelphia man wears his fa-
tigues with the air of a general,
says his finance.
WISE WISER
The 903rd's Pvt. Wise Works on
the files at Warehouse C. He
finds his Army job, quite differ-
ent from that which he had in a
machine shop back at Pittsburgh,
Pa.
"It's easier to keep my shoes
shined," he grinned, "Believe me,
that's important to me, I'm not
going to be a Pfc. all during my
Army career!"
Brenner, a radio repairman,
was sighted by our WAC just
before he entered Chapel No. 3,
last Sunday morning. He told
her he had tried to dress just
as carefully for church on the
Base as he used to when he
went with his wife, back home
in Minneapolis.
"After all." he beamed, "Sun-
day off is an occasion. But I al-
ways dress just as carefully.
Makes me feel tops, knowing I
look that way."
Corporal Abendschein, who cuts
a mean groove on the 465th's
drums, did his "teething" on the
telephones at the telephone com-
pany at New York city.
EVERY DAY
Our WAC caught him waiting
ijnpatiently for a bus, togged out
for town. "But I dress just as
carefully, all week long," he as-
sured her.
"I want to make sure I'm
shaved and shined when some-
body comes by with another
stripe, just looking for a lonely
sleeve." The reason? His pretty
little finance, also a New Yorker.
When our WAC asked whether
his girl liked him better in civies
or his uniform, the corporal
blushed, "My bathing suit!" he
said.
This week, the 501st outranked


appearance may well be re-

its two competitors, the 624th and
the 503rd, but it couldn't catch
up with the 314th, who, as usual,
was represented with a shining
soldier.
The 903rd fell into line beside
those organizations having a pair
of smart G.I.'s.
Was your group represented?
Let's see them there next week!


Sig Det 22, 23

Likes Its Poetry

-"So Does We"

By T/5 T. P. ALLEN
Last Monday Pvt. John R. Be-
han, T/5 Charles Serline, T/5
Clifford W. Ault, and Pfc. Charles
F. Writz were given a glad hand
of welcome as they returned to
duty in Signal AW Detachments
22 & 23 respectively. A good time
was reported as having been in-
dulged in by all of them on their
furloughs.
Among the men the sergeant
hates
Are those who cut in on his
dates.
Furloughing again. Pvt. Har-
vey L. Steyer, truck driver in
Signal AW Detachment 22, and
T/5 Alfred F. Coleman, acting
first sergeant of Signal AW De-
tachment 23 are taking off this
week to act in the roll of "hom-
ing pigeons."
You have heard of "Coming In
On a Wing and a Prayer" but
their relatives will see them com-
ing home on a furlough and a
fare.
Also, last and perhaps least,
your reporter comes up with a
second furlough. As we plan to
visit the old home teepee in Okla-
homa, the land of the Red Men,
some of our buddies are advising
us to be careful and not get
scalped by an Indian maiden. We
feel safe enough now, as the In-
dians are on the warpath against
the Axis too.
Among the non-coms apt to
fall,
Are those who can't keep on
the ball.

Answers to

BOB HAWK'S

YAN KWIZ

1. Islands. The Shetland Islands
off the coast'of Scotland, Jersey
Island in the English Channel,
and the Canary Islands off the
coast of Africa.
2. Adding hot seasoning to a
food.
3. Because the table acts as a
sounding board and provides a
larger sound-radiating surface.
4. Okra. Gumbo is another
name for okra.
5. Both statements are true;
women are eligible for both posi-
tions.
6. A gathered flounce, or any
fussy trimming on a woman's
garment.
7. You should send it to her.
8. The Mediterranean Sea.
9. Yes, in most states.
10. The moisture in the kernel
turns to steam and explodes the
shell.


CPL. ABENDSCHEIN


r/IaT.. nuiJLLIuJY


Classified Ads.


FOR SALE


TWO ELECTRIC irons. $5 and $10.
Too high but it can't be beat. Pvt.
E. A. Freeman, D. Co.. 5th S.A.W.
Trng. Bn., Barracks 5 B20. end E.
1st St.


FOR SALE-Hubbarc 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.
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 2%x3l, 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.
L:pshutz, Company A, 533rd Sig. AW
Batt.
PONTIAC 2-door sedan. 1935 model.
Good condition $200. Harold Levy,
Cpl., Station Hospital WAF D B-2.
1936 PONTIAC four-door sedan. Motor
in good condition. Car needs tires
therefore willing to sacrifice for $125.
Apply or phone orderly room. Pvt.
Leon Freed, 3rd Reporting Co. 501st
S.A.W.R.
WAR BONDS: Best buy in world. Can
be bought at Base Finance office, or
any post office. Seller is now engaged
in most important task ever under-
gone. Any denomination. Good return
on money and safe return of loved
ones.
BICYCLE, same as new. See Sgt. E. L.
Curley or Ph. Ext. 366. Hq. & Hq.
Sq. III FC.
A REAL miniature Camera, fits the
palm of your hand. Gwirette % 127.
16 pics per roll. Schnieder Xenon F.2 in
Corn Pur. Rapid 1 sec. to 1/500. Cost $85
second hand, will sell for $60 with
E. R. case. Lt. A. T. Beauchamp. Co.
A. 571 S.A.W. Bn.
WANTED TO BUY
WILL pay $40 to $50 for a used piano
accordion in good condition. Describe
size and make. Write to Pvt. Ed
Gerard, 720th S.A.W. Co., Drew Field.
BABY carriage, baby scale. Telephone
Lt. Hutner, 430. Drew Field.
USED "Taylor" "tot" or "baby
stroller." Call Clearwater 6630 or see
Lt. Dively, Co. B. 553rd S.A.W. Bn..
at Largo.
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.
UP TO $100 cash for good "Martin" or
"Gibson" guitar. Call "Mack." Ext.
459 or S/Sgt. McLaughlin, Hq. Co.,
5th SAW Trn. Bn. Kitchen No. 29.
Bid. No. 5A-22.
WANT TO BUY-Camera, any size
film. What have you? Sgt. Ed. W.
Hoy. Hq. Plotting Co.. 564 SAW Bn.
WANT to buy foot locker suitable for
overseas duty. Call Lt. Townsend. Ph.
S-3253, Tampa.


LOW-PRICED car for local transporta-
tion. Will pay cash. Ph. 466. Sgt.
Herman Cohn, Hq. & Hq. Sq. III FC.


WANTED TO BUY


WANT TO BUY-Portable phonograph
or table model radio-phonograph com-
bination, good shape, reasonably
priced. Lt. Ray E. Cumrine, TP 346
or Town H-25. 144. 743d Signal
AW Company.

FOR RENT


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.

GIVE AWAY
THE 2nd Training 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.

LOST AND FOUND
WILL person who found yellow leather
portfolio in Service Club Monday
night please return to Hostess Office.
Pvt. Rbt. J. Minchew. 571st Sig. A.W.
Bn. Co. "C."
LOST-Brown leather billfold, some-
where near Company "B" of the 1st
Signal AW Training Battalion. Con-
tains money and papers of great value.
Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W.
Fix, Company B. 1st SAW Tng. En.
LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con-
taining money and valuable papers.
Finder please return to Pfc. Frank
Ortiz. Company D. 563d Sig. AW
Battalion. REWARD.
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
shop.
LOST Set of expensive all-white
drums (Swingerland make). Were last
seen in Company area of the 569th
SAW Bn.. 2nd Reporting Company
supply room, corner of "J" and East
1st St. Are no longer there, since
569th has moved. Pvt. John Driscoll.
Det. 27, SAW.
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.


MISCELLANEOUS
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 75e 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
extension 463.

FOR RENT
ANYONE vacating reasonable priced
apartment in Tampa please contact
Sgt. Raymond Reed. Phone 615. Drew
Field.

SWAPS
NEW Universal 250-yd. surf reel and
rod with line for any type firearm in
good condition, value $25. Major Ina-
binet, 407th F.G. Gp. Phone 427.

TRANSPORTATION
MY wife driving here from Shreveport.
Louisiana. about Oct. 15. Could bring
two (2) lady passengers at very rea-
sonable price. Write or see Pvt. E. A.
Freeman, D. Co. 5th S.A.W. Trng. Bn.
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.
TEXAS are 'you going there?
Would like a ride for wife and self
between Sept. 29 and Oct 6. TEXAS
S. .Would you like to have your car
driven back to the Lone Star State
for you? CALL Herbert V. Herbert.
Flight section, 314th Base Hqs. and
AB Sq.


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Third FC Nine


Takes City


Title


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DREW'S TWILIGHT CHAMPIONS-FLASH VICTORY SMILE. Front row, left to right,
are Pierce Butler, scorer, Orville (Blackie) Staiger, Frank (Moon) Mullins, Jim Clarke,
Paden Epps, John (Goose) Gosselin, player manager. Second row, same order: Roger
Giorgi, Frank Wochinske, Hal Palumbo, Anthony (Bull) Esposito, Frank Antonnuci, Nor-
man Tucker, Sal Cedrone, and Robert Oehme,coach, not in picture.


GRAPPLERS CAN'T GRAB Personnel Unit


SHADOWS, SAYS ZOBEL,

STOPPED BY BLACKOUT
By CPL. CHAS. MARGOLIS
In a stirring bout which gripped the attention of a
lively audience at Municipal auditorium, Iron Man Zobel
of the 746th SAW Co., held his own against Billy (Butcher)
Williams for 20 minutes before a city blackout terminated
the contest.
Private. Zobel exhibited some New York, both as an amateur
fancy wrist holds and a limb-an professional wrestler.
crushing technique that contin- The body beautiful of Zobel,
ually subjected his opponent to a by-product of this intensive
the fine points of the gentle art training, has been seen in sev-
of torture. eral national magazines. This
is an item in our wrestler's
career to which he would ap-
preciate we attach no signifi-
chance whatsoever.
It seems to us, judging from
Zobel's record, that Tampa's
grapplers will be due for a nasty
mauling in the future.
The U ration box has made its'
appearance in Sicily. It contains
three days ration for five men
and includes pea soup, roast beef,
orange juice, spaghetti and meat
balls and toilet paper. A, bit
bulky, but a welcome change
from C rations, they say.


Of 5th Rumored

Leary of Game
By PVT. JOSEPH COVIELLO
"S-1 fears Processing on the
soft ball field," or at least so this
correspondent heard. While
speaking to a number of players
from the Processing team, Fifth
Signal A.W. Training battalion,
I learned that S-1 doesn't show
up, anymore, when games are
scheduled to oppose the Process-
ing team, I think I would be in-
clined to neglect an appointment,
also.
This Processing team, which
everyone fears, is headed by such
stalwarts as Pepe, (Seco) Secondi,
and Johnson, among others, with
Lt. Hollenstein as manager.
A softball league was formed
recently at this headquarters,
and S-3 may prove to be the
"dark horse" of the race. Pre-
mature predictions, however,
seldom bear fruit. S-3 is com-
posed of such performers as
Palin, Marcone, and Fisher, and
is under supervision of Lt.
Needham, S-3 .
Firing on the range continued
through last week, and some very
fine scores were "banged out" at
the cost of fewer sore shoulders...


Three Tilts Won



From Signal Men



.As Pitchers Star

By SGT. JOE RARUS
Living up to pre-series predictions, the strong Third
Fighter Command Air Corps baseballers defeated the Signal
league representatives of the Third Fighter Command in
a clean sweep of three straight games for the championship
of the City Twilight League.
All games were tight pitching duels, but the Air Corps
lads managed to knock out the hits when they counted.
The series pitching honors were divided among, three
hurlers of the Air Corps team,
Paden Epps, Norman Tucker and mound for the losers, and except
Hal Palumbo, each of whom won for the bad first inning, turned
a game. in a creditable performance. The
PALUMBO HURLS WINNER winners got only three hits off
chapioshdWojey, but two of them were
The third and championship- timely and came when needed.
clinching game was pitched by
Palumbo, who limited the flag EPPS HURLS 3-HITTER
wavers to three hits. The score In the opening game, at Cus-
was 3-1, caden Park, Epps limited the
Tucker turned in a brilliant Signal nine to three hits, while
pitching performance in the sec- his mates collected seven base
ond contest and just missed a per- knocks off Landry, to win 5-2.
feet game. Landry. of the flag Hitting honors for the winners
wavers, ruined a no-hit, no-run in the initial tilt were divided
game for Tucker, by socking out between "Blackie" Staiger and
a single in the fourth frame. Tucker, both men connecting
Sixteen signal batters went for timely swats and driving in
down via the strikeout route in two runs apiece.
the seven-inning contest, and only
two runners reached first base. The winners will receive the
It was the best-pitched game of championship trophy at a later
the season for the winners. date. The City Twilight League,
Timely hits by "Moon" Mullins in a circuit comprised of all-
and "Goose" Gosselin in the first Service clubs, from Drew and
inning sewed up the game, vith MacDWith player-manager Fireldsst
the final score reading 2-0. Pitch- With player-manager First
er Wojey was effective on the Sgt. John "Goose" Goelin at the
helm. the Third Viohtar Air


About Face, Sir,

Says Former Prof

To Ex-Student
Odd things do occur in the
Army. Location of this incident
was the III Fighter Command
Headquarters building.
Capt. B. J. Westbrook recently
was transferred to the Command's
A-1 Secton He noticed S/Sgt.
Edward C. Knippe-s of the A-2
Vault and realized he had seen
Ed before but couldn't place the
location.
Knippers, too, spotted the Cap-
tain and the wheels in his mind
were turning; he, too, was trying
to recall where he had met the
captain.
Both had a meeting of minds to
satisfy their curiosities. It finally
developed that back in 1939, Cap-
tain Westbrook, then a student at
the University of Arkansas, was
taking a course in typing. His
ins 'uctor at the university hap-
pened to- be Edward C. Knippers
who was then teaching at the
institution.


Corps nine has established an
enviable record on the diamond
this season. The City Twilight
League champions have a record
of 25 wins and 11 losses against
league and independent opposi-
tion.
During the season the squad
had a winning streak of 14 games,
which was snapped by the Fliers
of MacDill Field.
MADE SLOW START
After a wobbly start in early
May, when the team dropped the
majority of the season's losses,
the Gosselinmen have made a
strong comeback to post the cur-
rent high mark. In the regular
season, the team has split in six
meetings with the Signal nine,
each club coming out on top three
times. However, including the se-
ries contests, the club enjoys a
6-3 advantage for the entire sea-
son.
In independent contests, the
Bartow Air Base Mustangs hold
two victories over the local nine.
A return game is scheduled at
Bartow for Saturday, Sept. 25,
and the'team will be gunning for
revenge.
The club expects to engage in
a few more games before hanging
up the spikes for the season.


IRON MAN ZOBEL
We were a little disappointed
that the match ended abruptly
without a decision, for it seemed
but a matter of minutes before
Zobel would pin his victim to the
mat.
When we first saw our strong
man prancing around the ring
we couldn't help noticing his
bulging biceps, powerful shoul-
ders and ..ltra-manly physique.
Believe it or not, our first in-
terview took place in Kitchen No.
27, where we found our Adonis
with the iron constitution re-
vitalizing his body with GI chow.
It didn't take long for Pvt.
Zobel to hearken back to those
good old days when he trained
and fought with such masters as
Szabo and Shikat. His successful
training brought him an enviable
string of victories in metropoli-
tan competition in and outside of


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CAM
(Continued from Page 9)
by the use of the camera. Your biggest concern is direct observation,
because when the plane crew can see you in its sight and release
its bombs or pull the trigger on its guns-Soldier, "your tags are
recovered."
If the enemy has time to make pictures and can return to
his base and have permanent records for study he can, without
fear of anti-aircraft fire, fighter planes, fatigue, and the human
element of forgetting details, determine by comparison with other
photos whether changes have been made in the area
When you are about to move your vehicles into bivouac area,
there are many things to remember, and mainly pick out your posi-
tion beforehand and mark out on a sketch of the area how you will
locate and disperse your vehicles, command posts, kitchen, bivouac
area, etc.
A good set of general rules to follow is: Proper choice of posi-
tion to insure that vehicles, as well as personnel, are dispersed to
reduce losses; proper erection of camouflage material; proper choice
of camouflage material; and secrecy of position by use of camouflage.
GLARE DANGEROUS
When actually concealing your vehicle the same general method
is used. First locate your vehicle in a good natural position, well
dispersed, and under trees when possible. Cover all reflecting sur-
faces such as windows, headlights, tail lights, etc. Cover all voids
by dropping the back flap and putting burlap or some suitable sub-
stitute over the windows.
Break up the form of the vehicle by the use of a flat-top, fish
net (these two are, of course, garnished to blend with the surround-
ing terrain), or the use of natural materials, such as trees, bushes,
leaves, etc. Never take natural materials from places near your
location. Finally, erase your tracks. Tracks leading to your position
give you away. They can be easily erased by pulling a log or some
wire, held down with a piece of iron, behind the vehicle and over
the track.


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MORE ABOUT-


(Continued from Page 1)
was Base Transportation Serv-
ice, headed by Captain Anthony
A. May. There are 25 employes
in the office.
ENGINEERS CLOSE
Second to score 100 per cent
was the Courts and Boards office.
Meanwhile, the Post Engineer of-
fice, which has more than 500
workers, was close to the perfect
mark.
The largest amount of bonds
was purchased by Pvt. Stanley
J. Andrzejewski, 828th Guard
Sq., who invested $4,950. An-
drzejewski bought $4,000 worth
through the Drew Field branch
of the First National Bank of
Tampa, and $950 worth at the
giant rally at the bandshell last
Friday.
At the same rally Mrs. Maida
May, wife of Capt. May, bought
a $1,000 bond.
All week long civilians and sol-
diers found it fun to sign up for
bonds at the "lunchtime follies"
presented at various spots on the
field by the Base Special Service
Office.
GOOD SHOW
In addition to acts staged by
soldiers, citizens leaped at the
opportunity to help the drive,
giving out kisses and presenting
jitterbug dances.
Asking for a greater effort in
the drive's home strgch, Dailey
urged officers and enlisted men
to go on a bond-buying spree
Sept. 30-pay day. He pointed
out that officers and men can
purchase bonds direct at the Base
Finance Office.
The Finance Office also takes
orders for Series G bonds and
treasury notes, Dailey said. Sev-
eral large sales in the G series
already have been made, he
added.

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VALOR MEDAL

(Continued from Page 1)
he dove down in a ground loop,
hit a gasoline dump, and the
plane burst into flames."
Staff Sergeant Bolesta, then a
corporal, made several sorties into
the flames in spite of the element
of risk involved that was accentu-
ated by the eminent danger of
explosion.
He succeeded, finally with utter
disregard for his own safety, in
dragging two members of the
four-man crew from the wreck-
age.
After administering first aid
to the injured men, he rushed
them to a coastal hospital in his


ambulance. They had been
burned badly and injured from
the crack-up.
Returning to the states on May
13. of this year, he was hospi-
talized at the Coral Gables (Flor-
ida) regional air force hospital
for a month and a half. There
he recuperated from malaria,
stomach trouble, and injuries sus-
tained in an airplane crash. He
war assigned to the Medical De-
tachment of Drew Field in July of
this year.

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FOOTBALL
(Continued from Pace 1)

"Nothing's impossible but the
possible," Yogi, the Echoes mas-
ter of impossibility, has devised
a sure-fire way to select foo.t-
ball winners. -
His method is simple and the
result a natural, in his proud
opinion. Yogi measures the
amount of rain falling on Drew
each 60 seconds and subtracting
five gallons, adds the number of
soldiers on sick call, dividing by
the number of gigs received each
week. -Yogi claims he made 15342
on the AGCT but we have a faint
suspicion he's nuts.
Here are Yogi's predictions for
the teln top games of the week:
Army 18, Villanova 6; Detroit
26, Brooklyn 12; Notre Dame 13,
Pittsburgh 0; Dartmouth 19,
Holy Cross 12; Minnesota 42,
Missouri 18; California 20, St.
Mary's 14; Georgia Tech 26;
North Carolina 7; Pennsylvania
13, Princeton 6; Texas 7, Ore-
gon 0; Navy 20, North Carolina
Pre-Flight 19.
If you've read this far, drop
your eyes below and note the
coupon with the above games
printed for your prophecies.
The Echoes will select each
week ten soldiers who are best
at picking the winners and scores.
Names will be printed and suit-
able prizes will be presented.
Coupons must be in the mail
postmarked before 12 noon this
Saturday.
PIGSKIN PICK
TO: Contest Editor, The
Echoes, Base S. S. Office, 8th
and B Avenue.
Here are my scores for the
ten games.
Yogi is .........


Army .......
N. Dame .....
Minn. .......
N. Car ......


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Villanova .
Pitt ..........
Missouri ...
Ga. Tech......


Texas ....... Oregon .......
Detroit ...... Brooklyn
Dartmouth ... Holy Cross ..
Calif. ....... St. Mary's .....
Penn. ........ Princeton .....
Navy ........ N. C. Pre-
Flight ........
Name, Rank, P. O.


EVALON SWENSON GETS the nod this week because she's one of St. Petersburg's loveliest
and because she's now a member of Uncle Sam's armed forces, doing her share to push
ahead that date you have with your "Effie" on the beach back home. Makes you feel like
cheering, doesn't she?

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