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VOL. 2, NO. 35 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 4, 1943
Post War Plan
By PVT. PAT REITZ
President Roosevelt's proposal to provide post-war edu-
cation for military personnel was given a green light of ap-
4oval by six Drew Field soldiers yesterday.
S The $1,000,000,000 schooling plan has been offered as
a means to aid World War II veterans to fit themselves
better into post-war professions and trades.
Sampling opinion of soldiers
and WACs at various sections of
the air base, we stopped first at And Then They
the east gate, where we found
Cpl. William Ferris of the 1st L h- Ud w plf
SAW Bn. Twenty years old, Bill's Laughed Happily
home is at Franklin, Ind.
LIKE TO RETURN Ever After-
"It sounds all right to me," he
said. "As far as I'm concerned, From Fort Des Moines, birth-
I was nabbed en route to college place of WACs, comes the story
and would appreciate an oppor- of a young recruit on guard
tunity like the President's pro- oneevening for the first time.
posed when this thing is over."
Our number two man was Pvt. nervously, she ordered an
James Riggio of the 828th Guard approaching figure to halt.
Squadron. Private Riggio, who is Then, recognizing him as the
22 and lived Post Commandant, she snapped
in Connecticut, to attention.
stated: "It's a Both stood there for a full
good idea, es- minute.
specially for Finally the colonel asked:
those fellows "Well, young lady, are you go-
who were taken ing to keep me standing here
out of school. all night?"
As for myself, In a quaking voice-the guard
I've been out of answered, "No, sir. PARADE
school six years REST!"
and don't plan
on further edu-
cation, but the Pvt. Riggio *
boys taken from school should N e Insignia
have a break."
Our MP friend paused here,
deep in thought, and finally add- il
trying me-where does this billion
dollars come from?" (Private The new Third Air Force in-
Riggio is a Republican at heart.) signe is here to stay and don't
WAC OKAYS let any rumor-mongering Joe
At the WAC area we caught 22- pass off a latrineogram on you.
year-old Cpl. Jeanne Jette, with That's official-as it has been
shirt sleeves rolled up, trying to since adoption of the insigne
work her way out of a tub of last September-from both the
laundry. Corporal Jette wa.~ v. ill- Third Air Force Quartermaster
ing and eager r and the Drew Field Quartermas-
to discuss the ter.l
program. B Recently, varieties of rumors
"It's a w.on- have been floating around the
derful opportu- 'field to the effect thatthe shoul-
nity. -All of us. der patch would be junked com-
married or sin- pletely, or that it would be al-
gle, -young or tered in all sorts of ways.
old, will want The Drew Field Quartermas-
and require i r ter has requisitioned 250,000 of
more education i' A the new insignia, according to
to get back into Lieut. Robert Noonan, QM ex-
cthe svi ng of tt ecutive officer.
civil life. Cpl. Jette Noonan said it was expected
"As for me, I'm grateful for the shoulder patches would be
(Continued on Page 9) available in about two weeks.
DOWN WITH A PRAYER
TYPICAL SCENE at a "Sergeant Quiz" program shows a
judge and T/Sgt. Fred Friendly J"Sergeant Quiz") tossing a
blanket roll into the air, while the GI contestant prays
that the roll won't fall apart when it strikes he floor. In
he background are other "victims" awaiting their turn
to tell or demonstrate their knowledge.
GAS ALARM SALLY AND PILOT SHELTON
SALLY OF 314'S ALLEY
SMELLS GAS; WHINES
ALARM AS PALS SNORE
By S/SGT. ANDREW J. SERAPHIN
Sally's only a 12-week-old pitch-black cocker spaniel-
the darling of the men in the 314th BH and AB Sq.'s Bar-
racks 14B33. Although she is owned by a soldier and bunks
with about 20 other GIs and lives,* as much as a dog can,
a complete Army life, she doesn't know there's a war on.
Sally knows nothing about
ARs, field manuals, but she does
know gas when she smells it, ir-
regardless of whether it smells
like new-mown hay, geraniums,
garlic, or apple blossoms.
SAVES THE DAY
At 4:45 A.M. Monday her deli-
cate puppy sense of the scent
saved her soldier barracks-mates
from a complete dose of tear gas.
Her master, S/Sgt. Jimmy
Shelton, a service pilot who had
bought her only the day be-
fore, was awakened by her
baby whimpering. Shelton
switched on the lights and
noticed a thin haze of smoke.
Thinking there was a fire in
the barracks, he awakened
other men. The search for the
source of the smoke began.
Sally continued whimpering,
she being the only one who
detected the gas.
After a few moments, during
which Sally's barracks pals
hunted vainly for flames, the
wind became stronger and blew
the gas into the building in large
clouds. Then it dawned on every-
body that it was the first Monday
of the month-gas mask day!
Simultaneously, several men
shouted, "Gas!" Pilot Shelton
grabbed his mask and fled with
Sally. Other men donned masks
and went back to bed. Those who
hamd leir their ianka at tleir
places o ? uork were out ot lick.
Their e'.ei, trvamnIe Niagaras of
tals,. they scrammned into the
chilly pre-revcille ai r. bare-
iooted. and \i.earing only shorts.
Through all the commotion
and gas one soldier slept sound-
ly. He kept his head under the
blanket and suffered no ill ef-
Although Sally's no giant of
a canine. she made good on
her first night. Her screechy
.lap that pa-ses for a bark
wouldn't frighten her one or
tLo fleas. hut as someone said.
".\ lad.\'s delicate crying ac-
complishes more than a fish-
\ iie's selling "
Sall\' finpile himrperirn e ave
hle gas al rnm And he is a lady,.
.t least she's housebroken.
A Ronson cigarette lighter, the
last gift of an officer to his
wife before going overseas, has
been lost and $10 plus grateful
thanks is the reward. Finder
contact the PX Wrapping Cen-
ter, 5th and B.
Now Issued To
Wives of Drew Field soldiers
can receive a permanent pass "for
the asking" and save themselves
and military police much time,
Capt. William A. King, Base pro-
vost marshal, pointed out yester-
Many soldiers, he said, are not
aware of the regulations and
whenever their wives desire to
visit the hospital, or purchase
supplies at the commissary, they
call for a temporary pass which
is good for only one trip.
"This repetition causes us
much delay and also is a nuisance
to the soldier who must accom-
pany his wife about the field,"
Capt. King said.
Permanent passes for depend-
ents are issued at the east gate.
The only requirement is that
the soldier be on hand with
identification when the pass is
The new orange-colored pass
now being issued soldiers in place
of the former Class A and B cards
will be legal over the usual
reveille to curfew period within
a radius of 50 miles of Drew
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See Lt. Gibbs
Okay, you soldiers who have
pet ideas for improving your
meals can now take them to the
Base mess supervisor's office.
Lieutenant William H. Gibbs,
mess supervisor, and his assist-
ant, Pvt. Nicholas Kathrane, are
eager and waiting for sugges-
tions for improving your mess.
Lieutenant Gibbs' office is in
the Base Annex Building, 8th
St. and Ave. B. Complaints will
-be heard every Wednesday
from 5 to 7 P.M.
Goes Hand in Hand
A three-way campaign de-
signed to relieve the nation's
critical paper shortage, to
beautify the field, and de-
stroy fire hazards was an-
nounced yesterday by Colo-
nel Melvin B. Asp, Base Com-
Beginning Monday, large
salvage cans will be placed
about the field by the Quar-
termaster salvage unit and
soldiers will be asked to
throw discarded paper in the
Lt. John F. Kiernan, salvage
officer, is now negotiating for
contracts on the waste paper. A
tentative goal of 35,000 pounds
of paper every three weeks has
been set by officials. This paper
will be processed through mills
for use again.
Manufacturing of paper in the
United States and Canada has
been curtailed greatly since the
war. Publications and business
concerns have been restricted,
and even greater curtailments on
use of paper are expected.
The waste will be sold and
the money revert to the gov-
ernment. Two cans will be
placed together. One will be
marked "For Paper Only" and
the other "Rubbish." Collec-
tions will be made daily.
Simultaneously with this an-
nouncement, Capt. R. W. God-
frey, Base fire marshal, declared
the fire department was com-
pleting plans for distribution of
metal cans to. company units.
These cans will be painted and
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'The Drew Field Women's Club
will hold its monthly luncheon at
the Drew Field Officers' Club
Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Honored
guests will be the wives of all
general officers stationed in
Mrs. A. H. Gilkerson, Mrs. Step-
hen H. Sherrill, and Mrs. Melvin
B. Asp will serve as hostesses.
Luncheon music will feature
Private Frank Zaccino, former
concert master with the Boston
Symphony Orchestra. He will be
accompanied by Pfc. Sidney Old-
Nqwly elected officers, Mrs.
Kenrheth Baker, president; Mrs.
Ernest Williams, vice president;
Mrs. F. Robert Delaney, secre-
tary; and Mrs. Roy T. Richards,
treasurer, will preside over the
short business meeting.
Nursery facilities will be pro-
vided for members who have
children. Reservations may be
made by calling Mrs. Strane,
hostess, Drew Field Officers' Club,
Free Mending for
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrons or insignia sewed on,
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the
Officers Wives' Sewing Club.
Clothes should be left at
Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock
each Tuesday morning.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
"THERE, THERE, SUSIE," says Master Sergeant Lloyd Bar-
ber, getting a better grip. The squirrel mascot of the 518th
Fighter Bomber Sq. is examined by Cpl. John Walden, who
has been tending Susie at the 408th Group dispensary, since
Lieut. John Strayer carefully'administered the splints on her
broken leg last week. Visiting hours are three to five.
Susie is a popular girl.
SNUFFY SMITH HAS
AWRY AT 3D FC
By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER
Looks like the official Headquarters Third Fighter Com-
mand greeter to the new officers is Pfc. Don "Snuffy Smith"
Last week a visiting colonel requested directions to the
A-1 Section from the Message Center boys. Just then
Snuffy barged in. The colonel, about to wipe a perspiring
brow was caught in the upswing by Feay, who grasped his
hand warmly and proceeded to pump his hand with a wel-
Alumnus Wilbur Carlin (now an Aviation Cadet) only
wanted to get away from Tampa,
so he decided to earn his wings. Squadron duty came Sgt. Jos-
After leaving us he was shipped ph Corry from Classification
.to Miami Beach for his basic. eph Corry from Classification
What would be better than to School at the University of
visit Tampa, thought the school South Dakota, and Cpl. Syl-
authorities? You're right; he's vester Bookwalter from Flight
now at the University of Tampa Surgeons' Assistants School at
completing his ground pre-flight
schooling. Randolph Field.
Dividing his time between the Best coffee carrier from John
Ord office and the hospital is Lt. Hrycewicz's branch PX to Hq.
Edward Bartl. You can visit him is A-3's Cpl. Roy "Hargroves"
in Ward A-3. Also drop over to Castetter.. He hasn't spilled a
Ward B-15 and visit Sgt. Sammy drop of the precious liquid in
Duke so that he can show off that weeks.
new plaster cast he's wearing.
We also had a chance to visit Hooray for whoever caused
some boys in Ward B-16 where that water fountain in the Or-
we became acquainted with a derly Room to be fixed.
swell bunch who ran an efficient LONG SHORTS
and very clean ward. There we
met Lt. T. J. Shannon, a Medical A recent laundry switch found
officer, Lt. A. R. Bennett and Cpl. "Blackie" Caprista the proud
Lt. A. Haley, the nurses (hmmm). owner of a pair of size 42 shorts.
Wardmaster, Cpl. Caesar Puerini, Blackie's size is a bare 30.
and Orderlies, Cpl. Lawrence Shades of the. old days. S/Sgt.
Ryan and Pvt. Carl Santella. Sam Palmer was burning the
midnight oil several evenings last
LEFTOVERS week getting those records up-
Leftover hash from last tb-date in anticipation of being
switched to Hq. and the Inspec-
week's tripe (just like the tors' Section. and the Inspec
chowhouse). Even the boys in the Message
Cowboys Ortiz and Delnik Center insist that Tech Sgt.
are again horseback riding but Herm Bartels "never had it so
can't convince Giel to accom- good."
And why is no one down at the
pany them. Annex giving this writer the lat-
By the way, Miss Valenti, we est info on happenings down i
missed out on that good cake there? t
you passed around to the boys
in A-1 and in the A-2 Vault.
The occasion? .p y
Now that his wife joined him
in Tampa from back home,
S/Sgt. John Horrigan is the THE DREW FIELD MOSQUITO
latest recruit to join our happy
married men living off the post.
Recent hikers on the Sq. Burma
Road were Ray Harmon, Hal j
Kortlang, and Howard Barlow A i i,~ l'
(not the famous orchestra con- Ai so
doctorr). WAp I Wr AraOT2
And it's goodbye to Capt. Dor- A A."'.
rance Zabriskie who was trans-
ferred from Drew.
That beer at the mess hall
tasted good with those cigars. '
Swell idea, that kitty.
But a certain Hq. Kitty is still
getting around, even though that
certain "him" isn't on the Base
Which brings us up to this
past week's events.
Back from their schools to
For AW Officers
Officers arriving for duty a
AWUTC no longer have to spen
countless hours chasing around.
the field, trying to locate th
finance office, the post office, th
bank, etc. For an AWUTC Of
ficers' Reception and Classifica
tion Center has been established,
just back of the message center
on Fourth, between J and K.
All AWUTC officers reporting
to Drew Field for the first tim,
should register at Base Head
quarters, Eighth and B, and their
report to the new reception cen
In charge of the office is Lt
John R. Minges, who, as director
of entertainment for special day
at the Golden Gate Internationa
Exposition in San Fracisco several
years ago, had charge of the re-
ception and entertaining of visit.
ing dignitaries-princes, ambas-
sadors and other distinguished
When a new AW officer arrives
at this post, the first thing he
wants to know is where he car
get his travel pay, to what outfi
he will be assigned, what his
duties will be, and where he wil:
eat and sleep. If he has a car
he wants to know how to obtair
a permit- and gas coupons.
The Officers' Reception anc
Classification Center answers
many of his questions and tells
him where he can go to have hii
other questions answered.. It's
speedy process, too. For, although
the center opened only last week
it has been possible to have an
officer fill out the necessary
forms, be interviewed, be as-
signed to his unit and make all
other arrangements within the
brief time of three hours.
Standard list of information
given the officers at the center
includes the facts about the fol-
lowing topics: distribution of
necessary forms, travel pay, quar-
ters, rations, mess, officers' club,
commissary, curfew, gas mask
day, baggage, banks, post office,
notary publics, medical processing
By CPL. IRVING GILMAN
Oh, the WACs they came to
And they've really changed
My shoes shine like a mirror,
I even wash my face.
I'm alkalizingg" daily,
I "lux" my undies, too,
My manners are improving,
And swearing is taboo.
I walked down to their barracks
Last night to look around.
I guess I was expected,
'Cause all the shades were
My gal back home is worried,
And she wrote me, "Honey
Do WACs have something I
I said no, but they've, got it
Ma Sails So
Son Gets Leave
George Specht gave a reason for
an emergency furlough that was
a corker. He explained his
mother, an Army nurse, was sail-
ing for overseas duty. He got
Lovers of good music were
again pleased with the ninth
Chapel Hour presented in Chapel
No. 3 at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The
-scene and spirit of the program
was set in the opening number,
"Selections from Student Prince"
-Romberg, as interpreted by the
The Chapel Quartette, featured
on this program and composed of
Pvt. Roberts and Cpls. Felten,
Bartsch and Russell, all of whom
have had considerable radio ex-
perience, gained the approval of
the audience with its novel rendi-
tions of the humorous "Nut-
Brown Maiden" and the "Old
Ark's a Moverin' to return again
later in the program with two
favorites, 4Flow Gently, Sweet
Afton" and the spiritual "Heab'n."
If a high spot was to be picked
in the quartette's singing, we'd
select the solo work done by Pvt.
Roberts, former member of the
Swing Fourteen, in the lilting
"Old Ark's a Moverin'."
Versatility among the Chapel
Hour artists was shown in the
original arrangement for Sym-
phonette of "Jealousy'--Gade, by
Pfc. Robert Behrendt, second
violinist. Its movement and ex-
cellent harmonization was excep-
Cpl. Samuel Gruzin, violinist,
and Pvt. Fred Roberts, accom-
panist, gave an excellent exhi-
bition of musical timing and
technique in their offering of the
spirited "Gavotte" by Goosec.
When novelty arrangements of
the popular tunes are played,
Cpl. Adrian Mikesell,' organist,
will be in the vicinity. After
hearing perfect imitations of train
bells and whistles emit from the
Hammond organ in his playing of
the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo,"
we felt just like one member of
the audience expressed it: "Any-
thing can happen when he sits
down at the organ."
Another Chapel Hour has been
planned for your enjoyment next
Sunday evening in Chapel No. ?
at 8:30 o'clock. Cpl. Llambi Tur1
tulli, former San Carlo and Met-
ropolitan opera group star, will
be heard as featured soloist.
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CONQUERING the transportation problem is nothing for
First Lieut. W. G. Perry, commanding officer of the 731st
.SAW Co. The CO has a lightweight English-made bicycle
on which he pedals from place to place. The wheel has
three speeds, including an especially low rate for pulling
out of sand. He can make up to 35 miles an hour on the
bike. For quick stopping, the bike has two-wheel brakes.
The wheel is so light that Perry can lift it with one finger,
which he is doing here.
Former Met Opera Singer
Featured on Chapel Hour
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
Glamor, Neatness Go Together, Says WAC
Pvt. Raymond Stockham
Pvt. Ernest Persley
Cpl. Milton McGill
Pfc. Jack E. Davies
'Best Dressed 2D REPORTI"
Soldiers Win By CPL WILL
Between learning to squ
I use on my best girl, and g
h lAfw T jkt0 favorite mongers, this has be
S Uo Tick s ing a terrific windburn eve
Times insists that it's a su
Stripes and cleanliness go trying to get me to pose n
together, the Mysterious "Rhapsody in Blue."
Thank you, Corporal Barry, for
WAC announced today. Not the loan of your fatigues. Where
always, of course, are the did that big black grease spot
topkicks the "glamor boys" come from? Three rookies though
it was a bulls-eye and took pot
of their outfit, but you'll us- shots at me.
ually find yourself dubbing GOOD SHOT
the well- dressed private Sergeant Clevenger, chief clerk
"most likely to succeed." of S-1, proved to the world thai
This week's men headed for the boys from Virginia can draw
success, says the WAC, are Staff a bead and hit the mark. Virginia
Sergeant Lewis Ferguson, 520th is also famous for ham.
Fighter Bomber Squadron, 408th Does T/5 David Miroballi (S-4)
Bomb Group; Private Raymond see a certain civilian co-worker
Stockham, Company "B," 588th through his peep sight?
SAW Battalion; Private Ernest The girls should have seen T/5
Persley, 552nd SAW Training Victor Rerucha, the glamor boy
Battalion; Corporal Milton Mc- of S-2 in his fatigues. They
Gill, 9th Fighter Command, and would have gotten more kick out
Private First Class Jack E. Davis, of them than a gun.
314th Headquarters and Air Base This week offered me the
Squadron. opportunity to compare spec
GOOD BUNCH numbers with the boys from
Thanks, to the adjutant of the classification. Sergeant Arbit,
520th Bomb Squadron, who had leaving shortly on furlough,
boasted "Just step into our or- will take unto himself a bride.
derly room. Any man in it is so
neat at all times that you could However, this column has been
choose him for your contest," the assured that matrimony is the
WAC paid a call to that squadron. last thing in the sergenat's mind
"314th, beware!" she advised later. and it probably will be the last
The men of the 520th are really thing if I know Wolf Arbit.
out for the "best dressed" title. If T/5 Richard Pecheur is still
Pick of the bunch, Staff Ser- looking for his Dr. I Q., give
geant Ferguson, beamed. "Gosh, up, bub, I ate it. Being myopic
I've always watched my appear- I mistook it for one of Kitchen
ance. Found it paid dividends on 20's delicacies-a lamb chop
the job. But I never expected it with nuts.
to get me chosen by a WAC!"
The neat staff sergeant from It was Lieutenant Boles, C. O.
Syracuse, New York, agreed that, of the First Reporting Company,
even in a bomb squadron, appear- who Knute Rockneyed us into the
ance counts. Polishing off the new whys and wherefores of marks-
rocker, he told the reporter that manship. You boys can look for-
he had been a student at the ward to that lecture by Captain
Rochester Business Institute when Crosby of S-3. He's a weapons
Uncle Sam called him. expert, but is nonpareil when it
comes to making a dissertation
Private Persley straightened interesting a Dwight Fiske
,his fatigue hat. "Whadya think with bars.
of it, huh?" he questioned. "I The trusty piece gave T/5
just gave this bonnet a good Robert Fisher (S-1) the oppor-
dousing..While it was drying, I tunity to show the boys from the
went over my shoes, and got in
a good, close shave. How do you "Like my fatiguess" he said.
like me? Gonna use my pan in
the paper?" Yes, sir, Private "Why shouldn't give them all of
Persley, you looked mighty the care I lavish on my "A"-uni-
Persgood heyousooktied mhty form? After all, it's a matter of
good to the mystic reporter. pride, keeping p my looks." Mc-
A staunch Brooklyn man, pride, keeping up my looks. Mc-
Private Persley had just re- Gill was completing college at
ported to Drew from Miami San Diego State, California, when
Beach. is steady girl-friend, he came into the service. He isn't
Bealso a BrooklyniHis ste, sady girl-friend, he's a married, either, girls. (The WAC
also a Broklynite, says hes a considered this week a "good
knockout in his uniform. Per haul.")
sley worked in the finance de-
partment of the Federal Re- Scoring this week's blow from
serve bank before he was the 314th is Pfc. Davies, "the
placed in the fighting forces. Cleveland Kid," as he is known
to his best-dressed buddies.
"Working in my filling station Jack, a draftsman who seems to
back in Syracuse, I got used to spend most of his ovaking hours
watching my nails, my shoes and at his drawing board at Base
my shave," said Private Stock- Headquarters, looks equally up-
ham. "Couldn't help having a lit- to-the-minute in his fatigues or
tie grease on me, in those days, his "A" uniform.
but I managed to get it off, after
hours." The blond lad with the per-
sonality smile is married, girls.
PROMOTION? Mrs. Davies still thinks he looks
Private Stockham is single, but smoother in his civies, though
"open for suggestions." He will we'd vote for the uniform.
soon turn his "acting corporal" Boys, did the mysterious WAC
position at the 588th into a two- pause to look-over your possibili-
stripe job, we're sure. ties this week? What did her gaze,
Already wearing double stripes, and your mirror, say to you? Bet-
and anxious to add more, is Cor- ter luck next week; the "best-
poral McGill, a hard-working dressed" title is open to any man
member of the Ninth Fighter. with pride in his appearance.
NG OF 503D
eeze a trigger with the finesse
garnering some scandal for my
een a hard week. I am sport-
m though the St. Petersburg
nburn, and a music house is
ay arm for a new edition of
r Bronx that a rifle has it all over
t MAC AND SPEED
"Me and My Galaddenda"-Far
be it from us to jump the gun,
but from the lovelight glowing in
Private Eugene Nieciecki's eyes,
k we should all be congregating
t shortly for him and his WAC, but
* what will Emmy and Irene say?
. First Sergeant MacDonough
will hit the alter faster than the
Russians take 100 towns-she's
From Michigan. We may make
some news for- this space if our
i furlough arrives.
"Is it True"-that Sergeant
Elmer Walter (S-3) stopped
over in Washington, sacrificing
a day of his furlough, to see an
old flame who had scooted 24
hours before his arrival-and
she knew he was coming .
That docile Sergeant William
Reposa (S-1) talks like Alan
Ladd in his sleep That St.
Petersburg water makes Pfc.
Herbert Rees (Reproduction
Shop) stagger That Pfc.
Jerry Russ (S-3) finally got a
letter from his affaire de coeur
after weeks of waiting in that
nasty mood That Sergeant
Greenfield who boasted of
never having a cold is nursing
his sinuses and larynx. It might
have been that scare he had
that lowered his resistance. His
wallet was in the back of his
car rather than the back of his
"The Stork Stalks" .Mr. and
Mrs. Captain Bugh (S-2) have a
baby Bughty-it's a boy!
Tampactivities -Major Helton
and his beauteous bride on line
to see "Claudia" Sergeant
Tom Patterson favoring the girls
at Woolworth's with that "that
look" .. Us at the U. S. O. being
slugged by a maid from Texas
right in the middle of "My Last
Affair" Private Perry Wil-
liams (S-3) at the Elks dance
acting coquettish for a WAC
named Rose of Benjamin Field.
New Post Duties
Taken by WACs
Twenty-two WACs are now on
duty at AWUTC, four at the motor
pool, four in S-1 and 14 at the
588th. All have had previous
training in various phases of Air-
craft Warning work.
The group is housed with the
base WAC detachment. First ser-
geant is Betty Baker.
It is possible that additional
WACs will be assigned to AWUTC
in the future.
Kitchen 24 Wins
Week's Honor Flag
This week's Best Kitchen flag
went to Kitchen No. 24. Mess
officer is Lt. Robert A. Wallis
and mess sergeant is S/Sgt. Alex-
"HOLD TIGHT," a novel vaudeville type revue, will
be the attraction at Recreation Hall No. 1 tomorrow night.
Filled to the brim with all-star talent, the cream of the stage
and night clubs, this USO-Camp Shows production offers as
much novelty as any unit yet seen.
There will be two shows, at 7 and 9 o'clock.
Clever songs, the latest in sweet
and rhythm numbers are fea- a sweet blend of voices. They
tured. In addition to musical were discovered by Don Baker,
numbers, "HOLD TIGHT" also af- organist at the Paramount Thea-
fords three novelty acts that put ter, New York. Baker saw their
it in a class by itself. It is doubt- possibilities, encouraged them and
ful that these marvelous and makes their special arrangements
breath-taking acts will be forgot- of lively, late tunes.
ten by those who see them. To y h i i
top it all, the show is introduced Sally had been modeling in
and guided by a globe-trotting New York before she came to the
singing comedian who acts as MC. attention of Baker.
S.Following are the performers
as they appear in the coming
Bobby (Uke) Henshaw-Master
Helen Wall-Acrobatic and bal-
Don Baker's Rhythmettes-All-
Girl harmony quintette.
Tommy Trent-Puppeteer, com-
bining skill with comedy.
Ben Young-Pianist and musi-
Henshaw, billed as America's
No. 1 globe-trotting entertainer,
was the first person to play a uke
in vaudeville. Before.the last war
he entertained all over England,
Ireland, South Africa and India,
and was in Germany when the
first world's war started. He
taught the former Prince of Wales
to play the uke.
Helen Wall stages an acrobatic
balancing novelty act. Her clever
stands on steps are especially good
and her most hazardous stunt of
balancing on top of a slender re-
volving pedestal is done while
blindfolded. In her "run around"
act she rests her body almost flat
on the stage while her feet run
around in a circle.
Don Baker Rhymettes are a
harmony quintette of girls with
Doris had been on radio, was a
choir director and appeared in
"Naughty Marietta," "No, No
Nanette" and "Robin Hood."
Phyllis studied music four years
and took dramatics at Westport
Rose studied voice in New York
and had been a singer in clubs.
Arlene, a graduate of Rochester
university, was soloist with the
glee club. She came to New
York as a secretary, but took up
popular singing for clubs.
Johnny Hyman is a vaudeville
headliner known as "the black-
board marvel," and one of the
original of the marvel mentalist
performers. His mind works at
break-neck speed, doing lightning
fast calculations and amazing
things with words, which he
flashes on his blackboard from
current and topical items sug-
gested to him by the audience.
He makes the blackboard a ver-
itable board of magic.
Tommy Trent, programmed as
one of the best puppeteers in show
business, combines a remarkable
skill of manipulation with a keen
comedy sense. Trent, famous for
his modernization of Punch and
Judy, has been featured in stage
shows on all major theatrical cir-
cuits and has starred in floor
shows in most of the leading clubs
THIS LOVABLE mutt, of uncertain parentage, is the mascot
of Hqs. & Hqs. Co., 4th Training Bn.,He is named KP and
as yet the boys have been unable to order him for duties at
a mess hall. The only time he shows up at any mess hall
is at chow time-and chow'time for him is twenty-four hours
and a half a day. With the canine is T/5 Edwin Rustom.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. 0. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, November 4, 1943
COLONELAMELVIN 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 Kr 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-
DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by
Camp Newspaper Service. War Department, 205 E. 42 St.,
New York City. Credited material may not be re-
published without permission from Camp Newspaper
(Photos by Base Photo Lab.)
[Printed by The St Petersburg Times]
VOLUME 2-NUMBER 35
LETTER FOR YOU AND FAMILY
This is autumn 1943, the beginning of
the fifth year of the European phase of
the war. Through four long and horrible
years the people of Europe have been in
contact with the enemy. The Army of
the United States,. according to General
-George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, is de-
veloping the existing military machines
"to the highest degree of efficiency in
preparation of the great battles to come."
But the great battles are still to be fought
and are still to be won.
For over one year and during a period-
in which the armies of the United States
have met some reverses, a recruiting cam-
paign has been in full swing to obtain
women for service with the Army. How-
ever, during that year only a fraction of
the assigned quota has been filled.
I believe that the women of America
do not. know of the necessity for their
services in the military and naval forces
of our country. I believe they do not want
the men of America to carry the full bur-
den of 'the war alone.
I believe that the women have not been
told precisely why it is that their contri-
bution can in many cases be made only in
the armed service. I do not disparage the
magnificent work which is being done by
the civil service workers now, with the
war department, but the job of training
an army air force is primarily a military
We cannot train soldiers in a civilian
atmosphere. Therefore, inasmuch as we
have reached the bottom of the manpower
barrel, wve must have military -woman-
power. I say we must have because the
war department has sent out now a call
for 600,000 WACs to be recruited within
the next 12 months. At the rate of last
year's recruitment, the job of obtaining
the war department quota will be a six-
year job. Can it possibly be that men now
in England awaiting the day of invasion
will be forced to wait six years for the
women of America to decide to do their
I know that here in this country, pro-
tected by strong arms which we have sent
abroad, it is easy to forget the time it is
-war time. But out upon the battle fronts,
time is ticking away and every second
counts and all men know that at any
moment death is ready to seize them. It
must be remembered now that America
is not just what we see here at home. We
have millions of men face to face with the
enemy, and face to face with disaster, and
it has been a principle in this country that
wherever our men are, there too is Amer-
All we are asking of our women is that
they give of their labor. Their labor ray
prevent a lot of bloodshed. As General
"Stonewall" Jackson put it when he was
taken to task once for the rigorous methods
by which he trained his army, "I sweat
them the more tonight that I bleed them
the less tomorrow." Sweat or bloodshed?
The sweat of your brow or the blood of
your men--which will you offer as a sacri-
fice on freedom's altar?
THOMAS J. HANLEY, Jr.
Major General, U. S. Army
"It's a wonderful place to study hand-to-hand tactics!"
from Our Chapfain--
THE KEY TO OUR STRENGTH
By CHAPLAIN FORD GIBSON
In every chemical change one or more materials dis-
appear and one or more new substances are formed. Nails
dropped into a nitric solution rapidly dissolve leaving a
brown solid mass. The Apostle Paul once said, "If any man
be in Christ, he is a new ;creature, for old things are passed
away. Behold! All things are become new." Just as Thomas
Edison had a desire for a lamp operated by electricity; just
as Richard Allen had. a desire for freedom of religion, so
should you and I have a desire to be an Ideal Soldier.
.If one or more new substances
are formed in chemistry then Generation after generation has
Faith and Prayer are some of
the substances found in the Ideal rolled away, age after age has
Soldier. Faith is the head chem- swept silently by, but each has
ist of the mind and the eternal swelled by its contribution the
elixir which gives life, power, stream of desireness, faith and
and even action to the impulse prayer. MVIay we ever have a
of thought. Faith is not merely mighty desire wrapped with a
holding on to God, but God hold- dynamic faith and a powerful
ing on to us. prayer before our mind's eye,
While man has conquered the then and only then, shall we
air so completely and has har- notice one barrier after another
nessed the ether, and made it giving away to the force of in-
serve as a means of instantaneous tellect until the mind majestic in
communication, many of us have its strength, has mounted step by
not conquered prayer. The world step up the rocky height of its
may lay waste our land and self-built pyramid, from whose
break through our outer forti- star-crowned summit looks out
fications, but if the inner citadel upon the grandeur of the uni-,
of our life remains untaken we verse, self-clothed, in the pres-
can win the battle, ence of God.
Weekly Religious Services Listed
Sunday, November 7, 1943
Episcopalian Communion at
0700 in Chapel 1, (Eighth and C)
and at 0800 in Chapel 4, (Second
and L), Chaplain Nelson.
Lutherari services at 0915, in
Chapel 4, Chaplain Gruhn.
Services at 1030 in Chapel 3
(Second and J), Chaplain Price.
Services at 1030 in Chapel 4,
Services at 1030 in Chapel 5,
(Second and N), Chaplain Kim-
Services at 1030 in Chapel 7,
(East First and Avenue M), Chap-
Services at 1030 in Chapel 8
(Fifth and Avenue N), Chaplain
Services at 1030 in Chapel 9,
(Fifth. street -and Avenue K),
Services at 1900 in Chapel 3,
Services at 1900 in Chapel 4,
Services at 1900 in Chapel 5,
Services at 1900 in Chapel 7,
Monthly Communion Services
Episcopalian-First S u n d a y,
Chapel 1, 0700, and Chapel 4, 0800.
Presbyterian-First S u n d a y,
Chapel 3, 0800.
Methodist-F first. Sunday,
Chapel 3, 0915.
Lutheran-First Sunday, Chapel
Baptist-First Sunday, Chapel
Christian Service Men's League,
7:00"p.m., Tuesday, Chapel 5.
Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m., Base
Hospital; 8:00 a.m., Chapel 2; 9:00
a.m., Chapel 2 and Theater 3;
11:30 a.m., Chapel 4; 6:30 p.m.,
Weekday Masses: 5:45 p.m.,
Chapel 4 (daily except Sunday);
6:30 p.m., Chapel 2 (daily except
Confessions: Saturdays in
Chapel 2 and 4 from 4:30 p.m. to
6:00 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to
Services for all Jewish person-
nel in Chapel 3 on Wednesday at
1915, Friday at 2000, and Satur-
day at 0830.
Services at 0915 in Chapel 1
Conferences Monday and Thurs-
,day at Chapel 1, from 1600 to
Plan Open To
Service men and families are
urged to participate in programs,
including athletics, sponsored by
the Board of Public Recreation
of Tampa. This board provides 17
municipal playgrounds for whites
and four municipal playgrounds
Included on this program are:
low organization games, rhythmic
and special activities. 24 volley
ball teams, basketball, softball and
various others. Call 3050 or 3821
for daily schedules.
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.
In reference to Sgt. Pinmark's letter of last
week, in which he criticized Sgt. Scribe's opin-
ion of the laundry service on this field-or, more
properly, in which he criticized Sgt. Scribe-I do
not wish to imply that Sgt. Pinmark's nom de
-plume is, indicative of his cerebral capacity, but
his powers of inference seem to parallel his
opinion of Scribe's writing ability.
Sergeant' Scribe was undoubtedly aware of
the advantages offered by the MacDill Field
laundry service, so that the efforts of his honor-
able critic to eke out a little free advertisement
for that service were of doubtful value. No-
where did Sergeant Scribe say anything against
the Quartermaster laundry; he merely asked
what could be done if the much advertised-
service was not available to him. As far as I
can see, poor Scribe, along with hundreds of
others like him, is still wondering how he can
get, in on that service.
Trusting that this situation will clear up in
the wash, I am,
PFC. EDWARD GRIMES
Editor, Drew Field Echoes
I just moved here from a rather extensive
tour of one Army Air Base after another. It's
interesting to note the difference in camp news-
papers. I can truthfully say that I enjoy the
Echoes more than any other camp "rag" I have
as yet encountered. It has so much "meat" in it.
However, there's one feature of many of the
other .papers, which I'd like to see you pick up.
It's no secret that an Army man's idea of a good
sheet contains plenty of girls. Those pin-ups you
feature-ahhh! But, what about giving us a "bill-
fold girl," every week, selected from, photos of.
their girl friends and wives which the men them-
selves send in? Us guys like to exhibit our good
taste-and our luck!
Yours for plenty of pin-ups,
PVT. WILLARD KNOWLETON.
(We're always pleased to get in good con-
structive (!) ideas, Knowleton. If the men will
send us photos of their own dream queens,
we'll gladly show the rest of the Base what
they're missing. But be sure to put your name,
your outfit, her name, and her home town on
What can your department do about this?
We have a nice new "main entrance" on
our field. The MPs have a fine building and
canopy to protect themselves from indecent
weather and the roadway has been improved.
My problem is this: When is the front walk
going to be put into some decent shape? The
walk fiom the gate to the civilian bus line really
should be improved immediately.
We now spend 10 minutes in our barracks,
working up a good shoe shine, only to have it
spoiled before we reach the bus. For the sake
of the morale which pride in our own appear-
ance, and that of our field can bring, let's get
on the ball about that walk!
Yours for a better Drew,
PVT. H. F. PATTERSON.
If ever you knew a guy who was in favor of
WACs, I'm the man. Give us lots of news about
'em-we eat it up. But, once in awhile when
reading Leta Dean's "WAC Rag" (yes, we guys
manage to sneak a look at it) and Bunnie Cas-
sell's WACtivities column, in the Echoes, we get
a little tired of reading, over and over again,
their favorite word-"Woli" In answer to them,
I give you this verse, clipped from a camp paper
CPL. AMOS M. RICHARDS.
If he parks his little flivver
Down beside the moonlight river
And you feel him all a-quiver,
Baby, he's a Wolf.
If he says you're gorgeous-lookin',
And your eyes set him a-cookin',
But your eyes ain't where he's looking ,
Baby, he's a Wolf.
If, by chance, when you are kissin'
You can feel his heart a-missin',
And you talk, but he won't listen,
Baby, he's a Wolf.
If his arms are strong like sinew,
And he stirs the gypsy in you,
And you want him close agin you-
Baby, YOU'RE the Wolf!
_____ _____ I
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
SALUTE a SUPERIOR offi-
/ cer when he is the driver of a
motor vehicle in motion? Abso--
lutely not! Salute only the pas-
sengers, if any.
Sad Sack Contest
This week's "sad sack" cartoon poses a rather tricky
problem, the solution to which should be noted by all, for
this rule of conduct is constantly violated by personnel on
this and other posts.
You see, even the rigid rule of saluting superior offi-
cers has its exception, and one of the chief exceptions has to
do with driving.
You one-armed drivers (who
learned the trick in civilian life,
no doubt) see no apparent dif-
ficulty in rendering a salute while
driving a car. But, a driver is
expected to give his full attention
to the operation of his vehicle, so
the rules are made accordingly.
The driver of a vehicle should
NOT be saluted and is NOT ex-
pected to return a salute. Those
of you who have saluted officers
who were driving note that your
salutes were usually returned. But
this was chiefly a matter of cour-
tesy, and two wrongs don't make
So remember-if you are
walking, and a car driven by
an officer passes, you should
not salute the driver. However,
if there are others in the car
and you recognize any of them
as superior officers, you should
salute, and they should return
your salute. That's the rule: a
driver does not salute; others
in the car or pedestrians are
expected to follow the usual
rules on saluting.
And now, to get back to the
contest, to give an appropriate
name to the unmilitary character
who does everything wrong. You
have until Nov. 7-just three
more days-to submit your name
suggestions, and the winner will
appear in the Nov. 11 issue of
Among the more recent batch
of entries are such "handles" as
"Drewpy," "Giggy," Pvt. G. F.
Yough," "Pvt. Eeza Mess," "Pvt.
I. M. Wrong," and "Pvt. Justa
Jerk." Do you have a better sug-
gestion? If so, mail the accom-
panying blank to Lt. Samuel
Cooper, in care of the ECHOES,
Base Special Service Office, 8th
St. near Ave. B, and perhaps
your entry will win the $2 book
of War Department Theater
Get in this big contest before
it's too late. Think up that name
and fill in the blank and mail it.
SOLDIER CONTEST EDITOR:
I think the soldier should be
. ........................... ...
My name is..................
My address is.................
BIG BOND BUYER is Sgt.
Olan A. Burke of the 4th
Training's inspector section,
who last week purchased not
a $50, nor a $100, but a
$2000 war bond. And he's
an old hand at the game,
for, while a civilian with the
Crescent Laundry Company
in his home town of Macon,
Ga., he invested $400 via
th'e payroll induction plan,
and after induction contin-
ued his good record by buy-
ing on the Class B allotment
system. His latest purchase
adds to the credit side of
Company A's ledger, which
is steadily rising. Sgt. Burke
says, "I think the bonds we
buy today will be our best
insurance for a better and
more secure future after the
Dogs Won't Quit Post
GOWEN FIELD, Ida.-(CNS)-
Bing and Lady, dog guards here,
disappeared after a truck in which
they were riding overturned.
Later they turned up at their
regular guard stations.
To Open Soon
Sick men can't fight.
Venereal disease, combatable
with sound knowledge, took a
larger toll of lives during World
War I than did actual combat.
Drew Field's program of candid
instruction in the means of com-
bating venereal disease has been
Saturday, Capt. A. E. Abraham,
Venereal Disease Control Officer,
announced that the third .Non-
commissioned Officers' Venereal
Disease Control course will be-
gin Wednesday, November 10. It
will continue each consecutive
Wednesday from 8:10 a.m. to 10
The program will include lec-
tures, movies, lantern slides, dis-
cussions, conferences and instruc-
tion on the use of printed mate-
rials. Noncommissioned officers
chosen or given permission by
their commanding officers to at-
tend the course will, in turn, in-
struct the men in their unit after
they have received their own
diplomas as noncommissioned ve-
nereal disease control officers.
When the contraction of syphilis
or gonorrhea results in hospital-
ization, your unit will lose time,
lose efficiency and be forced to
break up trained teams.
Morale will suffer with the loss
of men to your organization.
When those men who, through
ignorance or carelessness, have
contracted venereal diseases, re-
turn home, they may infect those
dearest to them.
During the first world war
seven million days were lost be-
cause of venereal disease. Al-
though 338,746 American men
were infected, the rate among the
soldiers of the United States was
the lowest of any country which
participated in the war.
You, as an individual, can pro-
tect yourself and aid your com-
rades through careful instruction
in the control of social disease. -If
you are a two-striper or better,
see your commanding officer at
once. The course in venereal dis-
ease control will be a wise invest-
ment of your Army time.
Fight Nazis in Hills
ITALY. (CNS) Ameri-
can volunteer cavalrymen-most
of them cowboys or ex-farmers-
are operating on the Italian front,
the Allied command has an-
nounced. The cavalrymen, known
as the Provisional Mounted Re-
connaissance Troops, are the
American answer to the tough
terrain. Most of the horses were
captured but a few were shipped
from the United States.
ALGIERS (CNS) Lt. Gen.
Mark W. Clark astounded resi-
dents of Naples the other day by
landing on a main street in a
light "grasshopper" reconnais-
By BOB HAWK
1. Does a cow have teeth?
2. Under exactly the same con-
ditions, which would travel far-
ther-a smooth ball or a dimpled
ball of the same size'and weight?
3. What is the facade of a build-
4. What is the total number of
published Shakespearean plays?
5. What do the following have
in common: litchi, pistachio and
6. What do the 4 H's of the 4-H
club stand for?
7. Walking diagonally across
the street is called cater-cornered,
kitty-cornered or catty-cornered.
Only one of the three terms is
correct. Which one?
8. A ping pong ball is smaller,
larger or the same size as a golf
9. Who was the first president
to address the American public
10. Do peanuts grow above or
under the ground?
(Answers on page 9)
WELL, HERE WE GO AGAIN, only this time the time is really the
thing to write about. I have had some close calls writing this mess and
getting it in on time, but this is the first time that I have. written it
from a blimp out over the Gulf. I have been trying to get back
to earth .for the last two days, and so far am still caught between
SEE WHERE THE "RIDE" situation is really beginning to show
some results. We see cars stopping every day to give the lads a
lift. Don't let it be treated as a fad. Keep up the good work, and
keep 'em happy.
EVER NOTICE THE WAY some of the fellows live? Wonder
what their home life was. This is no slam remark, but no kid-
ding, the way some of the birds walk around and talk around,
and slouch around well, even a dog keeps clean!
SPEAKING OF KEEPING CLEAN, noticed that the word re-
garding the appearance of the men has hit home. Don't know
whether it is the advent of the WACs or what but the men
are beginning to learn that a shoe will take a polish. And they
will, too (I tried it once).
THAT OLD "CHESTNUT" about "Heaven help a sailor on a night
like this"- is true enough, but what about the, poor soldier?
Any night following pay day at Drew is "a night like this" so far
as some of the local merchants are concerned. If something can't
be done to help the soldier in Tampa instead of fleecing the guy
that is bringing the business in this column is going to name
some names and name some places that are doing just this. There
will come a day when the fighting man is really going to fight and
I don't mean for the people who are running some business in the
country today. I know that I for one would very much like to see
the bird who is trying to get rich in a hurry off of the Army, run
right out of business. (They say that the only way to let a bloom-
ing flower die is to ignore it .. don't feed it don't tend to it.)
This could be done.
HUMAN INTEREST: A flier recently returned from overseas,
and landed at an eastern base. Prior to his leaving for F. D.
he had borrowed a ten from a bunk chum at his school. The
plane landed the officer dismounted ... the crew chief walked
over to the ship the officer dug in his pocket took out
(yep, you guessed it) a ten, and said, "Hello, George, here 'tis."
The chief took it and said "Thanks, Captain." They shook hands.
Hadn't seen each other in almost a year. P. S.-Understand that
the "ten" went to work .that same night.
THE FEMALE WOLF: (Yes, we have 'em) is being watched.
(Are we kidding?)
LET'S GET TOGETHER on this business of uniform. The Base
bulletin says one thing and everybody does the opposite. (Is
that nice?) Either all disregard the thing, or let's all do what
we are told to do.
AT LAST WE HEAR from the man of the woods (he says he likes
it out there) that the Golf Course is really a thing of beauty. (Ask
the Editor he spends all of his time there.) A couple of lads
have volunteered to work out there at the Rocky Point show place
and as soon as their names are learned they will be in print .
and I mean BIG print. A rose to them this week.
SPEAKING OF THE GOLF COURSE: So many have asked the
paper about the place that they (the paper) has asked me to put
facts in print so that even you can learn. Do you know that over
80 tons of hay (and we mean hay that is hay) was toted away?
There are 100 (count 'em) acres out there. It is an 18-hole defilade
and for this who saw it when it had growing pains please he
advised that the "baby" is doing right fine.
SINCE JOHN FUT DE BOOMSTAFF has stopped off on the
road to that place life isn't worth living. Wonder if he'll
ever find his way back?
SALUTE: THIS WEEK let's give a salute to a man who has
helped the men at Drew. His name is Vansistine and he is a
captain in the Signal Corps. Behind his back he is known as
Captain Van one swell guy. (Not GI but it's the truth.)
Captain Van this week's salute.
WONDER WHAT NEXT WEEK will bring (my pay I- hope.) It
is fun wondering .about the future and planning what you will
do "if." "If" never happens but it is a way to pass the time
away and that is what I am going to do right now.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Father C. H. Elslander of St. Martha's
church in Sarasota is a religious man. Father Elslander is also a
good friend of the soldier (ask around Sarasota.) Father Elslander
not only conducts a service at Venice and Sarasota Bases each
Sunday in addition to services at his own church, but he offers
one of the biggest things in the line of a breakfast that any service
man has ever seen, eaten, or dreamed about. They say that beside eggs
and bacon and all of the usual things, he slips in little requests he
hears the lads ask for. A lad from Boston had a big plate of the
beans from Boston just because he happened to mention it once.
Rank means nothing there. The brass gets just as hungry as the
OD, and everybody not only enjoys the fellowship and the food,
but the thought behind Father Elslander's gesture. (It is nice to
hear of things like this).
THE DIMMED OUT TOWNS of the west coast are no longer so
dim. It's a funny sensation to drive along a road all lighted up
like a tree of the Christmas variety. One has to readjust the
optics to receive such blazon glory. I saw Clearwater for the
first time last night. (Maybe that song "When The Lights Go On
Again" could be sung at this point.) At least we can all work
just that much harder to make sure that the lights all over the
world will be blazing again soon.
THE BIRDS THAT HAVE NOTHING to do but tear doors down
and break windows, (oh yes, it happens) will soon have a chance
to break other things. (Little pieces of granite from large ones).
I THINK that I hear the soft beating of wings which means
that my carrier pigeon has at last come home to daddy. I go now.
The sun is just beginning to set, and the breeze is wafting the
ethereal scent of food (that rationed stuff, too) to these tired old
nostrils. (Well, if you had to smell this stuff as you wrote, yours
would, too). 'Til later, stay happy, and remember if we all stick
together instead of trying to stick each-other, the war will be a
memory much sooner.
PAG_ SIX_ DRWFEDEHETUSANVME ,14
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FIGHTER BOMBER CREW listens intently as 1st. Lieut.
Everett van Matre, 519th Squadron intelligence officer,
briefs them prior to takeoff from Drew Field on simu-
lated attack against the enemy.
S-2 Officer Gives
"Watch for the strength
of aircraft, status of air-
fields and other military
installations along this
flightline. Your course is
314 degrees. Primary tar-
get for today will be Ersatz-
A ring of fighter pilots
encircles the squadron in-
telligence officer, their
minds concentrated on the
map in front of them and
the words of S-2. The scene
might well be a briefing
room at a USAAF head-
quarters in North Africa, or
England, or Guadalcanal.
It is, practically, as simu-
lated by First Lieut. Everett
van Matre and personnel of
the 519th Fighter Bomber
Squadron Intelligence. This
is all part of an intensive
training program to ready
the squadron for combat
operations against the ene-
The "briefing" stressed in
this training means outlin-
ing to the pilots the essen-
tial elements of a combat
mission. This includes in-
formation concerning the
target-where it is, what
it looks like, how best to
approach on the attack.
Then there is information
even more vital to the pilots
-that of where enemy anti-
aircraft is located, its range
and field of fire, and where
enemy fighter opposition
will be encountered.
The combat intelligence
section of an Air Force unit
must constantly know the
enemy situation, his
strength and weaknesses,
his vital points and his po-
tentialities, and this infor-
mation he must pass on to
the fighter-bomber pilots
in the briefing session be-
fore an attack mission.
Today the scene is Drew
Field and the enemy simu-
lated. Tomorrow or the
next day the enemy will be
very real and the scene any
one of a thousand places
where the Army Air Forces
are hitting the enemy.
S-2 TELLS 'EM
But when the pilots of
the 519th, or any Air Force
squadron, go into action, the
way will be clearer because
of the preparation given
them by Intelligence. For
every day finds the pilots
of the 519th squadron flying
simulated combat missions,
planned and briefed by S-2.
From Drew they fly their
deadly fighter bombers to
airfields in the southern
United States, make mock
attacks, and fly evasive
Thus, Intelligence gets the
pilot into an offensive and
combat state of mind and
training long before he goes
overseas. High standards
of training like this are to-
day making the Army Air
Forces highly successful in
their world-wide operations
against the Axis.
Glasses for Dust
By SGT. WILL KREWSON
Amid the confusion that
usually accompanies him on
such occasions S/Sgt. John
Suszynski has ventured forth
on another journey into the
wilderness, namely, McKees
As always John left the
barracks in great haste, shoe
laces untied, dainty articles
peering out the corners of his
suitcase, with three men
chasing him down the street
with his furlough paper, his
train ticket, and his left gar-
One Wife Gained
One Left Behind;
853 Keeps Tab
By PFC. ED ALLERHAND
This week the 853d volleyball tournament gets going
in full swing. Teams have been chosen from three sections,
and from all indications they should be pretty evenly
The three sections are: Ware-
house, Office, and Telephone.
Sergeant Joe Basnight, who is in
charge of our physical training
program, has put a lot of time and
effort into it and expects good
results. Incidentally, our physical
training program has been in-
creasing in intensity, and there
has been an epidemic of groaning
muscles and charley horses.
However, if all stick to the pro-
to look to see if we washed
ter respectively to look to see if we washed
behind our ears, well we'll just
Can you imagine all that up- have to call it quits.
heaval for a 15-day vacation? Ha, NEW MEN
ha, who's kidding who? Keep
things in order up in that part of Something new has been added
civilization, John, we're going to in the form of two more bass horn
send you little Tubby Munk and bass fiddle men. Both new
another Pittsburgher, for com-bandsmen have already taken
pany this week. their turn at a little jazz with
S w Sgt. G. Oliver Booth's fifteen
BAND BOUNCES "jazz la hots" at the Enlisted
Knute Gus Cornelius Saxey De Men's Service Club. We welcome
Ridder's all-star eleven suffered Pvt. Johnny Giacomucci of Phila-
a serious setback in their strategic delphia, Pa., and Pvt. Henry
bid for an undefeated season (Mich) Mecil of Lodi, N. J. into
when they walked into the Third our midst. No doubt Johnny and
Fighter's steamroller. Mich will become familiar sights
Someone slipped past Gus' boys at the various dances and affairs
in the first quarter, and once around camp.
again in the fourth. Both extra What has happened to the
points were made, and the final demon of the lower bay, Pancho
score left Gus on the very short dmon ofh er'since Joe r
end with a 14-0 notation. Joe Wright. Ever'since Joe re-
De Ridder is working hard with turned from his tour of Chi-
the team now, you should see him cago, Arizona, and points north,
go (for distribution at 4 o'clock). south, east and west, he has
been a changed person. It has
If, after the sun has retreated to do with someone named
for a night, you should note a Barbara, and those letters he
bright glow in the Main PX receives each day from her.
area don't be alarmed, it is only It's hard to understand though,
barracks 11C-4 in its shining there used to be a time that
hour. All credit for this phe- Pancho would be swinging on
nomenon goes to Acting First the rafters when the lights went
Sarge Elli Eaton who has in- on in the morning, now he
augurated a point system; merely grunts, rolls over, and
which, at its best is supposed dreams of the next furlough.
to bring forth the sharpest Can we blame him?
"cat" in the outfit.
Event of the week came on Fri-
Competition is getting keener day night at the Service Club
and keener each day. Hardly a dance when Sergeant Booth's
shoe lace can be found untied, and dance combo appeared on the
as a result the Sarge is now using bandstand in the snappiest outfit
a magnifying glass and a finger- they have, blue fatigues. No one
print outfit, seemed to mind, the band had a
A few of the more energetic good time; however, the M. P.'s
members are given a half day's were looking us over. Probably
pardon for their efforts, freedom couldn't decide whether we
for shiny shoes and dusted needed a chaser or not, which
shelves. It's a great idea, Elli, but reminds me it is about time to
if the time comes that you want take a chaser myself.
gram faithfully it should be of
great benefit. The last time the
detachment took the physical fit-
ness test it compiled one of the
best records on the base and the
one we take this week should
show a substantial improvement.
In reporting Cpl. Charlie
Heberer's impending father-
hood it seems we neglected one
of the other boys in the detach-
ment who is in the same boat.
Sergeant Ned Boykin, the ware-
house chief, will become a
proud papa in the very near
future. Ned hails from South
Carolina, but married a Tampa
girl and makes his home in
Private, Ira Siegal, one of the
new boys in the detachment, cer-
tainly didn't waste any time
bringing his wife down here to
live with him. She was here be-
fore he had been at Drew Field a
week. Privates Morelli and Ros-
sick, also new in the detachment,
have applied for aviation cadet
training, and we wish them the
best of luck.
Sgt. Bill Blizard returned from
his furlough in New Jersey this
week and brought two things
with him, his wife and his car.
We don't know which he values
more. Sgt. Bill McClymont also
returned from New Jersey, but
minus his wife. Bill says it won't
be very long before she comes
down here, too. Departures this
week include Corporal Herold to
Bridgeport, Conn.; Pfc. Nyman to
Bergenfield, N. J;; and Private
Shea to Worcester, Mass.
Lt. Col. Molthan
Takes New Post
Lt. Col. E. H. Molthan, who for
the last three months has been at
AWUTC's S-1, on special duty
from Hunter Field, Ga., has been
assigned to headquarters of the
Second Air Force, Colorado
While here, Colonel Molthan's
duties involved personnel matters
and he was a member of the
Officers' Revaluation Board.
1903d Poet Expects Genius
46TH GOES FOR ECHOES
THE ECHOES is top reading for 46th Bomb Group officers
and men. First Lieut. Robert Keim, Group special service
officer, personally sees to the paper's distribution, details
his staffmen to place copies in barracks, orderly rooms and
dayrooms. Typical Thursday scene is shown here as Pvt.
Allen Korn hands ECHOES to S/Sgt. Clem Sharpe. Getting
a kick out of page 1 as he lies on his bunk is Pfc. Bill Sinay.
By CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN shirt
A new genius of verse looms on earth's horizon and the the
903d QMC. Our genial Chef de Cuisine, T/5 Joseph La- score
pore, amid the brilliant fan-fare of kitchenware announced Th
that he is to become father about Thanksgiving. Corporal to n
Lapore in a happy state of mind agreed the child would get the
its good looks from Jean, his attractive wife, but that he marc
would be responsible for the poetic talent. Budd
POET'S CORNER inger
at 7 p.m. another call. It was the 314th
perhaps Joe will be inspired to same voice announcing the time. Th
compose an Ode to Thanksgiving. Th
He has written several poems of PERSISTENT VOICE 314th
excellent composition, some hav- "Who is this asked Sheldon. sawe
ing appeared in Esquire and other The bang of a receiver was his a few
publications. To prove there's al- answer. Again at eight, nine, ten, agair
ways spontaneous verse in his eleven and twelve o'clock right on 314th
soul be it good or bad he spoke the nose, this mysterious voice Son
the following: announced the time. Quite pro- 903d
QUANDRY voked Sheldon melted the wire. Budd
d ut spek h s in He wasn't disturbed anymore Dona
Could I but speak the speech in- until 6 a.m., when that blasted Th
me, phone rang. wond
How much sweeter life would ..
be. Cracking his knee against the
desk, sleepy Sheldon fuddled Sarg
O, Soul, my soul, where lies the for the receiver. Iisnowsix The
key o'clock," came that ghostly their
To free thy lifting poetry, voice. Completely exasperated, rooti
Considered "wit" of the organi- and in pleading tones, Sheldon play
zation, T/5 Robert E. Sheldon had begged, "For God's sake, who is a We
this peculiar experience that de- this?" T/5
fies all explanation. He was on The reply came in honeyed Pfc.
alert duty at the GM office when tones, "Wouldn't you like to ... (
the telephone rang. "It is now know?" And that's the last ingle
6:15," said a clear feminine voice, we've ever heard! Webb
That was all it said. The re- A really fine 903d football team It ha
ceiver clicked. Considering it as took the field last Friday night broug
one of those things that happen against the 314th. Profiting from eant
with telephones Sheldon side- their mistake of the previous Reade
tracked the incident. However, game and sporting new sweat ing-
s, the team was out to win.
gs looked good until late in
first half when the 314th
ed on a pass.
ey missed the point after
down but were ahead six
nothing. The 903d then took
ball in the second half and
:hed down to the opponent's
ard line on fine passes from
ly and Niedbalski to Kiss-
ey were stalled, however, and
Took over. The game see-
d back and forth until with
w minutes to play 314th scored
i. It ended that way with
i, 12 to 0.
me of the stars for the
were Kissinger, Niedbalski,
ly and Bowie. (Pfc. Ed
e heat in the barracks felt
lerful to all of us last week.
Has anyone seen anything of
meant Ferrell's soap dish? .
football team looks grand in
new sweat shirts Be out
n' for 'em, too, when they
Friday Jess Weekly has
w girl friend?
Income back from furlough-
'aul Brant, Sergeant Sharver,
Miozza and Private Stieve
Glad to see Pvt. Tom Ward-
out of the hospital Red
>er killed a four-foot rattler.
as seven rattles which he
ght in for souvenirs Serg-
Stricker is well pleased with
her's Digest article on reduc-
in fact, he may try it!
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
By PFC. WILLIAM A. NORRIS
(59th Aviation Squadron)
.A dance was held Friday night
fathe Soldiers of Camp DeSoto
Area. It was the best of its kind
witnessed by the Soldiers in quite
a spell.. The Soldiers were on
hand in the Dance Hall to wel-
come the beautiful dainty dar-
lings on their arrival.
A four-piece band furnished a
combination of hot torrid tunes
and sentimental. During the in-
termission refreshments were
served in abundance. The dance
ended at an early hour. Every-
one enjoyed themselves im-
mensely. They only regret that
the dance didn't continue into
the wee hours of the morning.
Remember fellas this is the
Army and we can't afford to
break rules, morale, and tradi-
tions of the Army. We wish to
express our gratitude to the Offi-
cer, USO Hostess and the New
Service Men's Center for making
this dance possible.
Cpl. (Porky Pig) Nedd is
steady on the "ball," performing
number one duties as section head
of Camp DeSoto Dispensary. I
see another rating coming his
way very; very soon For
morale, discipline, and Chris-
tianity, Chaplain Ford Gibson is
doing a fine job around this
Area Who's Who of Camp
DeSoto: Sgts. James (Mad CQ)
Witsell, Harry (The Snake) Thay-
er, Joseph (CDD) Morrison. and
F/Sgt. James C. Gray were seen
Sunday polishing the "Black
Hornet" (Chevrolet) to go stroll-
ing away into the darkness only
to be invisible to the "Road
The return of Sgt. James
(Week-End Plumer) Austin was
in great demands in the Unit
Personnel Section among Classi-
fications. Now he's back from
his emergency furlough the gas
can come out of the balloon ...
Pfc. Edward (Sixteen) Hellm was
called "Sixteen" by all the girls
until he received a $50 money
order from home, now they call
Ration Book. No. 4 may be
picked up today at the Base
Ration Board. You must bring
your No. 3 book with you and
fill out application available at
the ration board. You may pick
up No. 4 books for your whole
family or other Drew Field mili-
tary personnel but you must turn
in their No. 3 books.
Applications may not be
There is no need for Drew Field
military personnel to contact any
other rationing authority than the
Base Ration Board.
MEAT, BUTTER, ETC.
G, H and J valid Nov. 7, and
K Nov. 14; all expire Dec. 4.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Blue X, Y and Z valid through
Green A, B and C in book 4
valid Nov. 1 to Dec. 20.
Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid
for five pounds through Jan. 15.
Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely.
Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3
valid indefinitely. No more until
about May 1.
No. 6 stamp in A book valid
until Nov. 8. Apply immediately
for nev- A book.
Inspection deadlines For A
book holders, March 31, and C
holders, Nov. 30.
Period 1 coupons of new ration
valid through Jan. 3:
New definite value coupon good
-JAMS A!ND JELLIES
Book 2 Blue stamps X, Y, and Z
good through Nov. 20, and Green
A, B, and C in book 4 from Nov. 1
through Dec. 20.
Mask Hides Pal
By SGT. GEORGE 'O'MEALLY
The most surprised person in
the world was Sgt. Allan Gooden
of the 1873d last night at the
Witch's ball held at the Service
Men's club. Little did he realize
that the masked beauty he was
with was none other than his old
Sgt. Andrew Murray was seen
with a very fine girl. Keep a
weather eye out for these two if
you want to hang on to your
Wolves they call them where
I come from. Sgt. Homer Pratt,
the third of this trio, is a very
sad figure now that he has been
transferred to MacDill Field.
Pratt's transfer is a break for
him, and I am sure he will make
good at his new post.
Have you guys noticed the new
haircut of Sergeant Pryor He is
as bald as a cannon-ball. Better
watch out, Pryor, these Florida
woodpeckers are vicious fellows.
I notice that Fred "Big Mama"
Edwards is still making those fre-
quent trips to West Tampa. The
love bug must have bitten the
guy. What, again?
By the way, I wonder if our
C. O. has ever noticed the inimi-
table way in which Edwards can
drill a platoon. It's a riot. A
very good suggestion for a Christ-
mas gift to Pvt. (As of late)
Ceasar Traylor is a carton of
smokes. This Traylor felow can
bum more buts than a rat can eat
cheese. Especially from me.
Our C, 0. Lt. John W. Beals is
at last ready to go on his leave.
Lieutenant Beals has been on the
ball for many months. Let's hope
he doesn't forget to sign my fur-
lough before he goes.
The biggest eater in the battal-
ion mess is Sgt. Barry Moore.,
Next comes none other than
Sergeant Gibson. These two can
do more with a pork chop than a
monkey can do with a banana.
Never give them a chance to get
into the mess hall before you.
The biggest Tom of the battal-
ion is Puller. The most sleepy is
Sergeant Pope. Rip Winkle had
nothing on him. The sharpest
dresser is Private Hubbard. Mod-
esty prevents me from naming the
It's so good to see Lieutenant
Muscetta back in our S-3 depart-
ment. He is a .grand person and
knows his onions. Especially if
one of the boys needs a pass or
a cigar. Ask Gooden.
T/Sgt. Duck Harris went before
the Aviation Cadet's Board for
examination last week and from
the looks of things, he is a sure
winner. Many of our boys are
trying for this field and some
good flyers are sure to be gotten
from the bunch.
Buenos dias, amigos, and com-
ment allez-vous? Podd'n, pliz, if
our dialogue confuses, but we're a
little mixed up, ourselves. Since
the language courses began over
at the School's office, not one
sentence of straight English has
been uttered in the WAC area.
Friendship is a wonderful thing,
all right. Just ask Corporals
Preston and Groff. One day last
week, the two gals struggled
through a long, wearisome day of
KP, when night came on, and
still they slaved away. Millie
Preston, always a fragile thing,
and Beth Groff, hardly recovered
from furlough, became washed
out and droopy as the seige wore
Suddenly, the door flew open.
In rushed Huss, Howatt, Maxfield,
Molgard and Fisher, costumed for
action. They cleaned grease traps,
mopped floors, and swished
through the staggering array of
trays and silver, leaving Groff
and Preston free to flop into bed.
"Greater love hath no WAC, than
that one gal should go on KP
for the other."
Speaking of the kitchen force,
(why is it we can never get our
minds off food-and look' it?)
we're wondering how Mabel Hut-
chinsdn felt when she found a
huge pair of very masculine
brogues (purchased very inex-
pensively by Mary Pedron) under
her bed. Better still, we're won-
dering how the inspecting officers
felt, when they found them there,
after Mabel had left her cadre
room on Saturday!
Yup, these cooks are a mis-
chevious crew. The other day,
white-starched Fredricks care-
fully cut a huge portion of cake,
and placed it in a box, ready for
her "boy-friend's consumption.
Humming a pretty little tune,
she turned away a moment, for a
piece of string. Dottie Wilson,
always right on the ball, quickly
slipped the cake from the box,
and inserted an old piece of stale
bread. Fancy the face of the
honored boy-friend that evening,
opening his coveted package of
cake-and finding a heel of
Every time we pause to pick up
the WAC Rag, we find our name
used in vain again. Tsk! Yet,
though, we shadow Leta Dean
from sun-up to dusk-and after
(use up most of our pay on de-
tectives) we can't even find a
note of gossip with which to
blacken her monicker. Fact is,
she's so busy shadowing others
that she has no time to mis-
Note to Drew men looking at
Drew WACs with marriage in
mind: Josephine Hinkle, new
WAC from the Arboretum,
searches diligently through the
morning toast supply for very
scorched pieces. No kidding, guys,
she likes her toast burned. Just
fancy what would greet you at
the breakfast table every morn!
As Ever Declares
1st SAW Soldier
REPLYING to the Surgeon General's request for more surgical
dressings from volunteer Red Cross workers, Drew Field officer's
wives are calling for additional recruits to join them and .help
meet the increased quota.
Equipped with their own work section, and under the leadership of
Mrs. William H. Fillmore, chairman of Red Cross activities for the
Drew Field Officer's Wives Club, the group meets every Thursday.
from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Palma Ceia Golf Club.
Shown here working at their war jobs are: seated, left to right,
Mrs. James Anglemyer, Mrs. Donald Hobbs, Mrs. Les Rucker,
Mrs. Luke Youndt, Mrs. Kirkwood Cunningham, Mrs. W. W. Jones,
Mrs. Darden W. McCollum, Mrs. F. R. Delaney, Mrs. Ernest Williams,
Mrs. C. E. Barron, Mrs. H. Chamberlain, Mrs. F. J. Aultman, Mrs.
R. T. Richards, Mrs. R. D. Kase. Standing at left is Mrs. W. E.
Drompp, representative of the Tampa chapter, ARC. Mrs. Fillmore
stands at right.
By CPL. BERNARD LAVINE
I came back from out of this
world, good ole Brooklyn, where
a furlough can really be well
spent, and found we had moved
our 1st SAW office once more.
We get plenty of variety in the
1st Signal Headquarters, and cer-
tainly don't get in a rut.
There's plenty of elbow room
in the new place, and things are
humming. Some more of the fel-
lows who came back to reality
from furloughs, are Pfcs. Aman
and Nijoka, and Sgts. Crowl and
Gomillion. They all say it was
good while it lasted, but was over
too soon. We're all going to sign
a petition to spend the time we
spend on furlough in the Army
and vice versa.
There are some new additions
to the happy state of matrimony.
Cpl. Billie Corn after a whirl-
wind courtship finally swept her
off her feet and she consented.
He speaks so much, and so well
of married life that all the bach-
elors are considering.
Our good friend, 1st Lt. Marion
H. Bradley is now the other half.
He got married in Chapel No. 4
here on the field and everybody
was invited to attend. It was a
beautiful affair. The lieutenant
Flor of 519th
Of Kiska Days
By SGT. SCRIBE
519th SQ. INTEL.
The 519th is favored in
having a veteran of the action
that dealt the knockout blow
to Kiska, Sgt. Frank Flor of
Oakland, Cal., a celebrity in
Tampa. A few days ago, by
request of Base Public Re-
lations officials, he spoke be-
fore the Hyde Park High
school assembly. Anyone
knowing his retiring manner,
and shy smile realized it took
as much courage to face the
public as it did to face the
About the A-24s Sgt. Flor tells
an odd yarn. "A-24s were so new
and strange up there that anti-
aircraft units of our own were
making ready to fire on us, when,
luckily for us, the insignia was
observed. It was a tight few min-
Sergeant Flor has a fund of
interesting military information
which would make thrilling nair-
rative, but regretfully, must be
"We were closer to Tokio than
to the USA, and 1,500 miles from
white girls. Fog limited flying
to but three days a week. The
runway was steel matting, put
down over the muskeg, and was
The sergeant is definite on one
point, "Chow was better than in
the States. You got a steak once
in a while!"
Another bit of news, sweet to
hear, is, "Coast Artillery, Infan-
try, Signal Corps, Air Corps, and
Paratroopers all got along as one
big happy family up there. It was
good to see."
Sergeant Flor's general infor-
mation is fascinating: "We lived
in tents with board floors; can-
vas cots surrounding a stove in
the middle. Two tents were put
together for a USO movie. We
washed ourselves in steel hel-
mets, and did our own laundry.
Water was strongly chlorinated.
At the POE we got fine warm
parkas, plus other Arctic cloth-
ing, which felt darned good, for
the ground was muddy, spongy
muskeg. Officers and men messed
in the same tents."
Another Klondike rush will
follow this, "KPs were perma-
nent-as punishment for mis-
says do not disturb for about six
days, the time of his leave.
A new inventor is born: Cpl.
Meyer.J. Kohn has a brain child.
He hit upon the idea of making
a little pocket inside the service
record where he keeps the papers
that should be kept in the record.
The patent is pending. The cor-
poral's favorite saying is, "Stick
with me and you'll wear dia-
Pfc. Tony (Stick with me and
you'll wear muscles) Gonsalves
should have been picked for the
part in "Girl Crazy" instead of
Mickey Rooney. It takes three
fellows to hold Tony down when
a pretty girl passes. However,
with his looks he was made to
love so he's forgiven._ Good boy,
We now have a dollar a night
man in Cpl. Robert Wester of
Howard Theater fame. He keeps
the film spinning at the field the-
atres in the evenings, just as a
hobby of course. Incidentally the
corporal used to be an undertaker
and he has buried many a stiff.
Pfc. Ken Huie is a much sought
after man these days. Washington
is bidding for his services in in-
telligence. Smart people these
Everybody in Headquarters
Company is looking forward very
much to. the laundry service that's
going to be inaugurated shortly.
Lt. H. R. William was seen in
town buying a hot dog stand. One
frankfurter at a time. We don't
know how he does it but he
The Orientation lectures given
by the AWUTC Orientation Sec-
tion 'has made quite a hit with
this Battalion. Sergeant Friend-
ly, the lecturer, has a way of
presenting things that put them
The lectures are looked forward
to by everyone.
The man chosen this week as
the best dressed GI is Sgt. Paul
Stone of the Special Service Sec-
tion. If anyone can look sharp
in a uniform it's him. One look
at him and we know the reason
why women leave home.
Qur ideal man of the week goes
to Sgt. Felix Noble of the Corre-
spondence section. Noble being
the No. 1 typist of the battalion
has a heavy burden on his shoul-
ders at all times and he comes
through it with a big smile and a
good word for every one. Sgt.
Felix Noble, we salute you as our
man of the week.
For a Good Job
A tribute to the job being done
by the Women's Army Corps in
the Army Air Forces has been
received by Col. Oveta Culp
Hobby, Directory of the WAC,
from Gen. H. H. Arnold, Com-
manding General of the United
States Army Air Forces, the War
Department has announced.
The commendation was received
by Colonel Hobby in the form of
a letter from General Arnold, as
"I have been highly gratified
with the record of the members.
of your command now on duty
with the Army Air Forces.
"Not only have members of the
Women's Army Corps made an
enviable record through their
work at Air Force installations
in this country, but splendid re-
ports have come to me on the
work of the Corps with the Eighth
Air Force in the European Thea-
ter of Operations.
"As you know, the Army Air
Forces desire to utilize the WAC
Component of the Army to the
fullest extent. You may be as-
sured that the Air Forces will do
everything possible to assist in
recruiting women for this im-
portant Army work."
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 1 and 4
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6-"Princess O'Rourke," Olivia
de Havilland, Robert Cummings, Jack Carson. RKO Pathe News.
"This Is America."
Sunday, Nov. 7-"Is Everybody Happy?" Ted Lewis and band.
Nan Wynn, "The Voice That Thrilled the World"; Featurette; Fin-N-
Cottie; Merrie Melodies.
Monday, Nov. 8-"In Old Chicago," Tyrone Power, Alice Faye;
"Aladdin's Lamp," Don Aineche, Brian Donlevy.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 9 and 10-"The Man From Down
Under," Charles Laughton, Richard Carlson, Binnie Barnes. RKO
Thursday, Nov. 11-"Here Comes Elmer," Af Pearce, Frankie
Albertson, Dale Evans, Jan Garber and band. "The Chance of a
Lifetime," Chester Morris, Jeanne Bates, George E. Stone.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3
Saturday, Nov. 6-"In Old Chicago," Tyrone Power, Alice Faye,
Don Ameche, Brian Donlevy; "Aladdin's Lamp;" Terry-Toon.
Sunday and Monday, Nov. 7 and 8-"The Man From Down
Under," Charles Laughton, Richard Carlson, Binnie Barnes. RKO
Pathe News. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., evening, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 9-"Here Comes Elmer," Al Pearce, Frankie
Albertson, Dale Evans, Jan Garber and band; "The Chance of a
Lifetime," Chester Morris, Jeanne Bates, George E. Stone.
Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 10 and 11-Mary Martin, Dick
Powell, Franchot Tone, Victor Moore; Pigaro and Cleo; RKO Pathe
News; Walt Disney Cartoon.
WAR DEPARTMENT THEATER No. 7 (Colored)
Saturday, Nov. 6-"Frontier Bad Man," Diana Barrymore, Lou
Chaney, Andy Devine; "Three Little Twirps" Three Stooges; "The
Fly in the Ointment," Phantasie Cartoon.
Sunday and Monday, Nov. 7 and 8-"Sahara," Humphrey Bogart,
Bruce Bennet; Community Sing-"Rosie the Riveter," RKO Pathe
Tuesday, Nov. 9-"Swing Shift Maisie," Ann Sothern, James
Craig; "Swinging Oars"; World of Sports; "He Can't Make It Stick,"
Wednesday, Nov. 10-"Submarine Alert," Richard Arlen, Wendy
Barrie; "Bar 20," William Boyd, Andy Clyde.
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11 and 12-"Girl Crazy," Mickey
Rooney, Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra; "Flying
Jalopy,'; Donald Duck; RKO Pathe News.
RECREATION BUILDING No. 1 .
Friday, Nov. 6, 8:15 p.m.-USO Victory Show.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 8:15 p.m.-USO Show (Blue Unit).
Sunday, Nov. 8, 8:15 p.m.-AW Melody or The Laff Parade.
Monday, Nov. 9, 8:15 p.m.-Quiz Sho-v-Soldier Vodvil.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 8:15 p.m.-Marion Lohrig Presents Vodvil.
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8:15 p.m.-To Be Announced.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 8:15 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness.
ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB
Friday, Nov. 5, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 8:30 p.m.-Bingo.
Monday, Nov. 8, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of recorded music.
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 8:15 p.m.-Dance.
Information for Service Men and Women, guest cards, etc., at
the Recreation Office, Defense Building, 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
USO CLUB, 433 Third street south. Writing room, pool, games,
mailing service, sewing service, stationery, shaving service, etc.
FRIDAY, November 5
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Special Party -Dance- Orchestra, PIER
7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. The Music Hour. Listen to your favorite
recording. USO CLUB.
SATURDAY, November 6
1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Listen to your favorite football game. USO
7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Games, pool, ping-pong, checkers. USO CLUB.
8:00 p.m.-ll:00 p.m. Dance at Pier.
SUNDAY, November 7
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Coffee Hour, Sunday papers. HOME. CENTER.
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Sunday morning leisure hour. USO CLUB.
2:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tea Dance. Orchestra. USO CLUB.
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Canteen Supper. HOME CENTER."
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Snack Supper. USO CLUB.
7:00 p.m. Informal Party-Sing-Refreshments. PIER
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Informal Dancing. USO CLUB.
MONDAY, November 8
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Game night. PIER CENTER.
ping-pong, Lucky Star, ring toss, quoits, etc.
7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Dance instruction, Ralph Case, instructor.
Learn the latest dance steps and dances.
8:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Informal Dancing. USO CLUB.
TUESDAY, November 9
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Informal Dancing. Games. PIER CENTER.
WEDNESDAY, November 10
12 o'clock noon WIVES CLUB-Luncheon. Detroit hotel.
Wives of all enlisted men cordially invited.
7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Bingo-Prizes-Lots of fun. Service Men's
wives invited. USO CLUB.
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dance-Orchestra. PIER CENTER.
THURSDAY, November 11
8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dick Spencer's Orchestra. USO CLUB.
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Games and Informal Dancing. PIER CENTER.
St. Petersburg Spa Pool has been reconditioned and is now
open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The city recr -ation depart-
ment is offering special rates to all men in uniform.
THE ECHOES TRAVEL EDITOR galivanted around some during the week and has come up
with all sorts of suggestions as to where you can spend and enjoy your free time. There's
much to be seen and done in and around Drew Field, as the pictures attest. On her way
home, the travel editor had time to pop into a projection room .to catch a preview of
"Princess O'Rourke," which will play here tomorrow and Saturday.
BETTER ASK RIGHT NOW for that November 20th three-day pass, if you're a hunter at
heart. Put on that old slouch hat, and your well-worn hunting pants-un-Gi clothing is
permissible for sports. The dog? Why not borrow the company mascot? Deer hunting,
favorite sport in the Everglades, begins on the 20th. So does the season on squirrels,
quail, turkey, deer and doves. Ducks, geese and coot may be tracked until January 10.
.. .' .. .. .. .- .
GOLFING ON THE GREEN is great sport at the Drew Field golf course, where WACs and
enlisted, men are now taking advantage of the one-time championship Rocky Point links.
WACs in sports clothes are prettier than ever. The course is becoming a favorite "day-
off" soot, for apparent reasons.
SINCE 'ruU WON'T BE HOME for Thanksgiving, why not send the folks a box of real
Florida citrus fruit, to show them that you'll miss the feast? Of course, it's more fun if
you can find a pretty girl to pick it right out of her orange grove for you, but if you're
bashful, you Gan buy specially packed gift boxes of citrus fruits at the PX. Incidentally,
if you're good at "riding on your thumb," you could spend your day off strolling among
the orange groves of Thonotosassa, just north of Tampa. As you can see, the "scenery"
is very nice.
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
5th SAW Cooks
By PVT. ED. J. CARLIN JR.
Things are cooking' merrily
over the 5th and away we
go to press Weimer snuck
off on an emergency fur-
lough seems he has to
get married, straighten af-
fairs or sumpn' the two
haven't anything in common,
Kracji works overtime in kee'p-
ing up to T/4 Nelson's Motor Pool
his Esky date book hinders
-_,affairs as straight lines are dif-
ficult after looking' at so many
curves in the illustrations and
the GI jaloppies are going to look
more floy-floy than ever with
their new modern design .
stars, stars and more stars
even the magnificent 32-inch
family size will be carried .
the numerals have been changed
also, so in case you ever get run
down you'll be able to catch the
organization number that much
better if you can see .
I The "41" eatery in Sulphur
Springs sports a map on the back
wall of their establishment which
is okeh except for its proportion
according to them, Tampa is
but a whistle from Orlando and
Michigan just a few steps to the
west! Ed Rustum, local boy
who always makes good, crashed
the headlines again in the home-
town while on furlough what
they didn't know was that the
Swoon boy danced with Marian
Hutton in the line of business,
o' course the 8B-01 Day room
officially re-opened t'other night
after getting its new complexion
on the floor movies were
shown of the Gasparilla Festival,
the Noo Yawk Woild's Fair and
Ringling Bros. in their unloading
operation much fun was 'had
even tho some were rather doubt-
ful still in Fla.'s wonderful at-
tributes m-m-m-m! .could
they be wrong? with new
*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. N
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.
-It's a Boy for
JAW's Captain Bugh
It's no secret that AW's S-2
chief, Capt. Leon F. Bugh, is the
proud father of a baby boy. To
Captain and Mrs. Bugh, on the
afternoon of Oct. 26, was born
Lawrence Henry Bugh. Weight,
6 pounds, 12 ounces.
No Private Snodgrass. This is
your furlough, Whatever you
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the language courses that we
getting here in the Army. I v
we could have more of that
of thing. I believe such a prog:
would relieve that fear of p
Jeanne's home is in Wellfl
At the Service Club, Pvt. Ni
olas L. Mevoli was intent on
week's edition of the Echoes. F
Mevoli was in favor of the plan
"A very good idea," he s
"Now take me. I was drafted a
two years of
I can go back
to a job as
butcher, but if
this idea goes
through I I ~
go to school.
"I know that
would help me
to do some- Pt. Mevoli
thing better for myself. I h
they go through with it."
Private Mevoli resided in Ca
den, N. J., before his induct
and is now with the 552d SA
W. Brideson, 2d
Training B a t-
talion, b e g a n:
"I am from
me it sounds
like a good
idea. As for
me, I didn't
school. A better
would help me
after the war." Pvt. Brideso
At the soda fountain, we tall
with Cpl. John L. Kieren.
"Excellent idea!" Corporal Ki
en said. "It will enable the b
to fit them- .:..
selves for a pi. b .
The feil 1 oI r.x
who e ner e 1
the Arm- right : n
after ;ea.i .
school, and U
have no partic- '
ular occupation .
or trade, .would .
be better tited
to civil life. I ?"
am going back,
regardless, b u t Cpl. Kierer
I certainly hope the plan g
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will take the place of many paper
boxes now used here for rubbish.
A metal can, especially during
winter days when coal ashes are
thrown away, is a necessity for
fire protection, Captain Godfrey
These cans will be given
units requesting them from the
Fire Department. Distribution
will begin Monday.
Officials pointed out that the
salvage campaign would also
beautify the field. At the pres-
ent time there are no cans in
bus stop areas or other congre-
"We can improve the looks of
Drew Field, aid in the critical
paper shortage, and also protect
our buildings from fire," Lieut.
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Field. All soldiers, regardless of
rank or marital status, will be
issued these passes.
Organization of the soldier will
also be typed on the card, which
will be reissued whenever the
Married men living off the
post will have their addresses
typed on the back of the pass.
New passes are also being is-
sued for personnel working in
vital areas. Previously, vital area
passes were issued individually
by company commanders.
The First Baptist Church, La-
fayette and Plant Avenues, ex-
tends a hearty invitation to all
Drew Field Service men, to take
advantage of its extensive pro-
gram of service activities.
Under the direction of Rev-
erend Leavell, a six-invitation
program has been arranged as
Sunday, 9:45 A.M.--Service
Men's Bible Class.
Sunday, 11 A.M. and 8 P.'M.-
Prayer Service and Sermon.
Sunday, 6:45 P.M.--Baptist
Sunday, 9 P. M. social Get-
Thursday, 8 P. M. Recreation
All hours -Welcorhe to our
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus meetings
are held on the second and
fourth Tuesdays of each month.
Father Toomey, pastor of
Sacred Heart church, stated, "We
are always very happy to have
any of the boys attend!"
The meetings are held at the
corner of Cass and Tampa-
above the military bus station.
American Legion Club
Open Daily Until 11 P. M.
The regular meetings of the
American Legion are held on the
first and third Tuesdays of each
month, on the third floor at 602
The Service Club, at the same
address is open every day be-
tween 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Scottish Rite Offers
50c Beds for Soldiers
The Scottish Rite Building, 502
E. Lafayette, houses a free fifty-
bed dormitory, reserved for serv-
ice men. You may register any
time from one-thirty P.M. until
.nine o'clock P.M.
--465th Army Air Force Band
Thursday, 8:30 P.M.--WDAE--
"This is NOT The Army."
Saturday through Saturday7:05
A.M. WFLA "Drew Field
Thursday, 10:35 A.M.-WDAE
-465th Army Air Force Band.
Thursday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-
"This is NOT The Army."
Saturday, 7:30 P.M.-WFLA-
"Wings and Flashes."
Sunday, 12:45 noon-WFLA-
1. Yes. It has a full set of
lower and upper teeth but no
2. Dimpled ball.
3. The front.
5. All are names of nuts.
6. Head, heart, hands and health.
9. Warren G. Harding.
Elks Club Opens
Meeting the need for an offi-
cers' lounge in the downtown
Tampa area, the Elks Club has
opened an attractive lounge on
the first floor of the clubhouse,
located at Marion and Florida
Streets, just north of the Tampa
The lounge is complete with
easy chairs, magazines and writ-
ing material. Other facilities in-
clude a dressing room and show-
ers. Officers and their guests are
invited to attend dances tonight
an- every second Thursday there-
after, held in the downstairs ball-
room, with music by Bob Porton's
orchestra. Tonight's dance will
start at 8:30 o'clock.
Operation of the commissioned
officers' lounge is part of the Elks'
wartime program. Hostess is Mrs.
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-
ice Center, Tampa and Tyler streets.
Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service
men, women and families at 607 Twiggs street.
Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men
or women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal-
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694
Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service
Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and
7 p.m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross
at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Shopping service and package wrap-
ping at all USO clubs and Christian Service Center.
New officers' lounge open daily at the Elks' club.
Thursday, Oct. 28-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
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. Officers' dance,
8:30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, 214 North Boulevard and Fireside
Friday, Oct. 29-
10:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street.
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 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, 3051/2 Water street.
8:30 p.m.-Musical feature, 214 North Boulevard.
Saturday, Oct. 30-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison.
Glee club practice.
8:30 p.m.-Musical numbers, 506 Madison street; dance-orches-
tra, 214 North Boulevard;Party Night-Hillbilly
Band, 607 Twiggs street.
Sunday, Oct. 31-
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.
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, 305V2 Water
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, First Methodist church,
Florida and Tyler.
6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center; broad-
cast over WTSP.
6:00 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-
8:45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard.
9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Monday, Nov. 1-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street.
7:00 p.m.--Classical music, 607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Symphonic orchestra practice for all service men
interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and
Tyler. Drama club, 607 Twiggs street.
8:00 p.m.-Games, 607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m.-Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street.
8:30 p.m.-Special program, 214 North Boulevard.
Tuesday, Nov. 2-
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;
bingo, 214 North Boulevard.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Auditorium.
8:30 p.m.-Community sing, 506 Madison street; sketching in-
struction, 214 North boulevard; dance, Municipal
9:00 p.m.-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard.
9:30 p.m.-Educational movie, 214 North Boulevard.
Wednesday, Nov. 3-
12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon. 607 Twiggs street.
7:30 p.m.-Glee club practice for all service men interested,
Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; swim-
ming party, meet at any USO; art for fun, 607
8:00 p.m.-All-USO dance, 506 Madison street.
8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club,
214 North Boulevard.
9:15 p.m.-Camera class and Bridge Instruction.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
The accident rate in tlh
Third Air Force has been re
duced 58 percent in the la,
year despite the fact that a:
crews are flying faster plane
in more difficult maneuver
and are closely simulatin
In announcing the sharp decline
in accidents. Third Air Forc
Headquarters, at Tampa, cited th
work of the Office of Flyin
Safety, established in Septembe:
1942, to cope with problems aris
ing from the need for an accel
rated training program at Drew
In the year the office has bee:
in operation, the accident rate ha
dropped from 3.12 per thousand
hours of flying to 1.3 per thou
sand hours. In September, 194,
there was an accident for every
64,000 miles flown. But in Sep
tember this year there was onl:
one accident in every 154,00
miles-which means that Thirn
Air Force airmen are flying al
most two and a half times as fa
without mishap as they did a yea:
ago, and that they cover a dis
tance equal to six times around
the world for every accident.
These figures include all the
accidents, many of which involve
only minor damage to planes anc
no personnel injuries.
"We consider this a note-
worthy achievement," s a i d
Brigadier General Westside T.
Larson, Commanding General
of the Third Air Force, "par-
ticularly in view of the fact
that training hazards have in-
creased during that time."
He pointed out that some
planes have been made faster
and more powerful-better for
combat but hotter to handle;
that the training program has
become more rigorous as the
result of lessons learned from
combat; and that the stepped-
up demand for pilots and crews
at the battlefronts results in
less time to spend in training
the individual airman.
To achieve a reduction of
nearly 60 percent in the acci-
dent rate in the face of these
obstacles, the Third Air Force
has employed a scientific plan
to prompt flying safety.
EXPERTS ON JOB
When a plane crashes, expert
analysts hurry to the scene and
survey the evidence. They inves-
tigate every possible cause and
contributing factor. Their report
goes to the Office of Flying
Safety at Third Air Force Head-
quarters, where it is compared
with other reports and analyzed
for its safety significance. The
reports are then used as a basis
for taking corrective measures to
eliminate the cause of the acci-
Through this program, admin-
istered at Third Air.Force Head-
quarters by Col. W. L. Wheeler,
many pilots and planes are in
combat which would have been
lost crashing in practice.
Indicating the importance of
the safety record of the Army
Air Forces is the recent citation
by the National Safety Council
which applies to all units in the
Third Air Force.
"The ceaseless efforts of the
Army Air Forces to prevent ac-
cidents constitute a spectacular
fulfillment of America's tradi-
tional insistence that the tri-
umphs of war are never achieved
at the expense of the ideals of
To Talk at Drew
A representative of the United
States Employment Service will'
be at Drew Field every Friday at
1:30 p.m. to discuss employment
problems of the C. D. D. The
discussions will be held at the
R. C. Office at the Base Hospital.
SHARE IT WITH A SOLDIER!
766th Wins First
Place In Review
States Col. Kunz
By PVT. ROBERT F. PEYRAUD
Last week we said the old 766th was on the ball, and
now we can prove it. Lt. Penkake was commended by
Colonel Kunz for having the best, snappiest, most disci-
plined company on the review field!
This not only makes our CO proud, but also makes the
gang feel mighty good, too, for the GI's have been a hard
working bunch and we're all glad the Colonel noticed the
If you've heard a lot of bang- as rendered by Hobart Estill start-
ing out on the horizon and began ed everybody on .a crying jag.
to think the Germans were about Sometimes, late at night, this
to take Tampa, you might as well orderly room becomes a hot
forget it, for the big noise was stove league. The boys will
the 766th shooting bulls' eyes out argue their heads off at the
of the targets on the range, drop of a hat. Current subject,
RYLAND STARS 'Where do we go from here?'
The boys chipped in a high is always a popular medium of
score pool which was promptly repartee.
grabbed by Pvt. Stevie (Tiny) Elmer Roemke prefers home,
Ryland with a gigantic 161 total, but if it's anywhere else, he'll
This great score was made with take the Italian theater. Seems
a Browning automatic rifle and that Elmer has a preference for
it entitles Stevie to wear a sharp- spaghetti and meat balls .
shooter's medal. It also gave to say nothing of sloe-eyed;
him a prize of more than $5. As raven-haired Senorinas.
you can see, Stevie is our biggest Little Jose Rodriquez would
little soldier. lik, + n+~ r ho ,+ u ,rih Tirn-
Lt. Waller and Lt. "Doe"
Fogel, a new member of the
766th, met in a private shoot-
ing tournament when the men
were through firing the BARs,
and it was a closely fought
duel with Lt. Fogel having a
slight edge. Both scores put
some of our best GI marks-
men to shame. What we would
like to know is who said a
medic can't shoot his way out
of a paper bag?
We are thinking of T/4 "Pappy"
Bradford and T/5 Hobart "Ace"
Estill when we mention some of
our best marksmen. Both of these
dead-eyes drew deuces on the
BAR, but with the '03s it was a
different story. Old Pappy bead-
ed a big 171 and Estill topped
him with a 172. And, boy, that's
some shooting .
Naturally, nobody could beat
our expert rifleman, Owen (Dan-
iel Boone) Van Meter who hung
up an amazing 180 on the '03.
Owen comes from Greyson coun-
ty, Kentucky, and it is rumored
he was born with a squirrel rifle
in his hand.
MAN OF TALENTS
Estill also is a guitar player and
crooner of no mean reputation.
When he isn't slinging the mail
around (he's our mail man) he's
apt to be giving the hillbilly
songs a real beating.
Right now, as the old portable
is banging out this column, we're
having a first class hillbilly jam
session going on. T/5 Estill is
competing with Pvt. Jim Baker
and Pfc. Archie Thorp. It's a
Jimmy Baker's interpretation
of "Be Honest with Me" is a real
heart-rending ditty. And "Darl-
ing, Why Should I Be So Lonely,"
hito, either with guns or craps.
And if it came to the latter, we're
willing to bet that Jose would
be wearing Hiro's kimono.
Jack Hassett and yours truly
would like to pause awhile for a
sip of Black and White on the
spacious Hotel Shepherd veran-
da in Cairo, Egypt. There's some-
thing alluring about Egyptian
dancing girls and minarets and
mosques and exotic oriental music
to both of us.
Ancel Quincel says: "Just give
me a nice, quiet South Sea
island." And there is something
to what Ancel says. A white
coral beach to lie on with a back-
ground of green jungle and a
limitless blue ocean before you.
The thunder of surf pounding'
against the reef and a cool, re-
freshing trade wind blowing. The
plaintive strumming of a ukulele
and the swish of a grass skirt
Ancel, you've got some-
The joyful news of the week
is, of course, the new furlough
list; The khaki-clad gents who
are now enjoying the blessings
of home are as follows: Robin-
son, Daly, Bowdish, Chatten,
Carnes, Sippel, Vaiana, Hall, Ja-
mieson Allesin, Bartholf, Owen,
M. Baker, Middaugh, Ksczano-
wicz, Morjando, Watkins, Regan
and Cupp. We wish them all bon
voyage and hope the time won't
pass too quickly.
Our grapevine tells us that Cor-
poral Bowdish is going to be mar-
ried on his furlough. Three
cheers for him! He's a fine,
Newcomers welcomed to the
766th are Lts. Connett and Bro-
vold. We are sure they will like
our outfit and notice the co-oper-
ative spirit every GI displays here.
By S/SGT. DONALD E. UTT
Base S-3 Office
Deception has played a very important part in the pres-
ent conflict. We are constantly trying to out-guess the
enemy and to deceive him of our intentions, thereby mak-
ing our attack more potent. The usual methods used for
'camouflage, which includes using paint, flat tops, drapes
and natural cover, are excellent means for confusing the
enemy; and at the same time, we must realize that he is
also clever and will use similar methods, and will not fal
for the same ruse many times.
The difference between a pressed with the destruction that
dummy and a decoy is difficult he is doing.
to define. A decoy might be When one considers the high
anything or any group of things altitude at which bombers oper-
to confuse the enemy by indi- ate, the fatigued intenseness of
rating greater strength of planes the crew, and their realization
or installations than actually that their navigation may be in
exists. error, lights from craters,-shells
bursting from anti-aircraft bat-
The dummy might be any- teries, artificial fires and general
thing or group of things to con- confusion would tend to convince
fuse the enemy by augmenting them that their target is genuine.
the concealment of the station- Once having convinced the
ary object it represents. A enemy that the target was gen-
dummy air field and the use nine, and that their recon-
naisance shows destruction,
of an airdrome decoy have al- they will make repeated bomb-
ready proven a most effective ings after this installation has
means to deceive the enemy, been rebuilt.
A false airdrome creates an To e l
impression of strength to be To establish large-scale dum-
used against the enemy and my installations, such as an air-
might easily be a cover-up for drome, it is necessary to use a
a real installation, number of, or a combination of
dummies and decoys-dummy
A false airdrome also gives the buildings to represent hangars
enemy something to shoot at, and housing for personnel; dum-
thereby wasting ammunition miy roads, runways and taxi-
without causing any destruction ways; dummy planes, guns, and
to any of our positions, all other items which are neces-
The use of dummy air fields sary for the operation of an air-
will cause enemy inspection and, drome. Such installations, prop-
usually, enemy bombing. The erly laid out and operated, af-
enemy must be convinced that ford excellent deception through
he is doing damage and is im- camouflage.
501st Chaplain Explains
By CPL. LELAND H. MAKER
Some 30 soldiers crowded around Chaplain Cordell out
in the open, for it was Sunday and time for worship to be-
He took for his Scripture Lesson, "Forgive them, Fath-
er, for they know not what they do." In his sermon he tried
to bring out the same idea. "We must not hate our ene-
mies," he cried, while his eyes were filled with tears, "we
must hate and stamp out what they stand for."
One soldier eyed him all through the sermon. He fidgeted,
and several times seemed on the verge of saying something. When
the sermon was ended, he could contain himself no longer. "It's
all very well for the chaplain to speak that way," he cried, jumping
up from his seat and facing his comrades seated on the ground.
"He hasn't someone out there fighting for him, someone who may
never come back. He hasn't seen his own brother riddled with
machine-gun bullets as he floated toward earth in a parachute. He
hasn't heard of some of his kin being mercilessly bombed while
they lay wounded in a hospital. He hasn't heard of them being
strafed from the sky while they were evacuating a city. If he could
know just one of these things I mention, I bet he would hate them
with all the intensity that I hate them."
A profound silence fell upon the group. The Chaplain of the
501st stood for a moment dumbfounded, as if he didn't know ",hal
steps to take next. Perhaps for that one fleeting instant, he felt
the same way as the young excited soldier. Then he suddenly
shook himself and said, "Come into my office for a moment, sol-
dier, will you?"
There was no anger in his voice; just a simple statement. The
soldier hesitated, looked at the group, glanced at the chaplain,
then followed him confidently into a tent, set up as an office.
"Sit down," said Chaplain Cordell, "let me tell you a story.
"In a small country town lived a young lad, one of the finest.
He joined the Air Corps soon after Pearl Harbor. He fought for
several nronths, with credit to himself. At one time he was forced
down into the ocean. He managed to keep himself afloat by
hanging on to a piece of wreckage. But the pilot who had shot
him down wasn't satisfied. He dived several times, his machine-
gun blazing, but each time the one in the water managed. to duck
under the water and avoid the bullets. So the pilot dropped a
bomb. That's a true story; I saw it."
"Yes," said the soldier, but he wasn't so sure of his ground
now, "that's just what I mean ."
The chaplain handed him a picture of a handsome young pilot.
The inscription, "To Dad, with all my love," was written across
the bottom. The soldier looked up, and his eyes met the chap-
lain's with a questioning look. Chaplain Cordell nodded silently.
The soldier laid the picture on the desk and'quietly left the tent.
W O. Morrel Officer Thomas H. Morrel,. who
recently returned from duty in
T l .. Panama. Warrant Officer Morrel
Talks on P ianiam told of Aircraft Warning opera-
tions and problems, and touched
On Monday afternoon, officers upon morale, food, housing and
of AWUTC heard an interesting recreation conditions among units
and instructive talk by Warrant stationed there.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
2d Training SAW
Boasts of Girls
'Way Back Home'
PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR.
Reminiscing about the 2d SAW this morning John
Kravetz here in Hq's mail section on SD from 756 SAW Co
dug some pictures of some pin up gals out of his wallet.
"Ann" from Cressona, Pa. "Flo" from Minersville, Pa.
then four gals from our ol' home town they traveled
in the gang in high school and still keep up the morale of
the home front "Helen and Helen... Eleanor and Mary"
Two were missing on the snap .0. "Sis and another
Helen" then the next picture he dug out was a snap of
IN girl that I know "especially well" how he got the
,ap of that one is what I want to know "Bet" he's in
for trouble then he tells us he "don't get around much
anymore." Reading left to right in the picture are "Mary,
Helen, from the 900 sq., Eleanor and Helen from the 700
This column would like to keep
the wolves of Drew informed as
to the caliber of fems that the
Second Trng men knew at home
or know in "Florida" ... Whatcha
say we show these .other Drew
outfits "something" turn those
snaps into Bn Special Service.
Snaps will be returned. We
might not be able to make the
"Echoes" a "Bigger" paper but
we can try by use of pictures to
make it a "Better" paper.
Pvt. Steve Becsei, the hunch-
back of Notre Dame as he
hails from South Bend, Ind., con-
stantly reminds us of the fighting
Irish of Hungarian descent,
Steve is typical of the Notre
Dame "Irish" Just now he
referred a question to his over
worked assistant, Pvt. Frank
Davis .. .We say "over worked"
because we know Steven from
way back .Davis is a quiet
Chicago boy... Supposedly of the
Windy City, Davis is too calm for
that city Frank informs us he
misses the skirts and the breezes
Private King, Message Center
Clerk, tries to inform us that all
he did this week was catch up
on his sleep Haven't seen
much of him this week so we'll
have to take his word for it ...
That yawn that was heard as
he gathered some outgoing files
a few minutes ago sort of causes
us to wonder.
Speaking with Sgt. Aaron Le-
vine, S-3 section, this morning
and archery became the topic of
the sports conversation ... To the
left we print a cut that speaks
outright in the praise of "arch-
ery." If such be the participants
of an archery contest, Sarge, I'm
taking "six lessons from Madam
Lazonga" on how to compete with
William Tell Ruth, .the wife
of Sergeant Levine, is the New
York city "cupid" that is now
working on Drew as an assistant
to the Dental Surgeon at the Hos-
pital Dental Clinic .. Sergeant,
may I fall out of ranks to visit
the dentist? Suddenly my
class' IV's have developed a
Pfc. William S. Lang, 32732435,
,-'"rrespondence section of Hq's,
been made quite miserable by
Sh ; (. :
Mary, Helen, Eleanor and
Helen boost morale for soldier.
a miss from Olean, N. Y ... Also
on the subject of Mr. Lang, we
hear' he's got the most brilliantly
polished mess kit in the Army
. Bon Ami scoured after each
T/5 I. Gottlieb is worried this
morning Sergeant Steen has
relayed a message to him that he's
got some bills awaiting him at
the Western Union Could it
be that one of his Philadelphia
girl friends is sending him her
Sergeant Strazella, S-I de-
partment, is currently basking
in "sick bay."
Sergeant Silverberg, Inspect-
ors Section, takes the honors
for the most colorful hair on
Drew Flaming red torch
that he carries on his dome is
actually mother nature's hair.
I once heard my mother say,
"A woman's work is never done"
I'd like to repeat it along the
line by changing it to "A second
Training Battalion Soldier's work
is never done" Radio school
... camouflage school... daily .
non coms school three nights a
week for non coms of and above
T/4 language classes for
Em and Officers held on post
four nights a week When does
a fellow write that letter home?
Strictly on the beam on the
ball with Secondi Training!
Tojo decided he'd go to war
But now his plans are waxing sore.
He says "Tojo in a rut-
Americans learn to keep mouth shut!"
Renner of 588th
Is S-1 Authority
On South America
By T/5 JACOB WEIDENBAUM
Cpl. Robert D. Renner of
Texas returned to S-1 of the
588th from his furlough. Cpl.
Renner lived in Honduras
for seven years before being
inducted into our Army; also,
because of his extensive trav-
els throughout South and
Central Americas, he is the
authority of S-1 on the sub-
Pfc. Timothy Donovan has gone
back to his beloved Somerville for
a furlough. He has been looking
forward to it and we hope that
he has a pleasant time. Pvt. Clar-
ence O. Stevenson of Hq. and Hq.
Company has returned from fur-
lough and says that he enjoyed
every bit of it.
Sgt. Raymond Hensley gave a
dinner party for a few friends.
The steaks and liquid refresh-
ments were enjoyed by all. Then
his guests turned hosts and took
him to a well-known night spot
where a happy evening was con-
The guests and subsequent hosts
were S/Sgt. Walter S. Williams,
Sgt. Martin L. Wolf, Sgt. Frank
R. D'Oria, T/5 Leon A. Dougherty
and T/5 Jacob Weidenbaum.
"Portraits," first published in
the Oct. 21 issue of ECHOES,
brought forth pleasant comment
and will be continued until
further notice. Today, I present
men who constitute the staff of
Headquarters and Headquarters
Company and who operate un-
der the direction of 2nd Lt. Wil-
liam R. Burke, the commanding
officer, and 2nd Lt. William F.
Collins, the executive officer.
PORTRAIT No. 9: F/Sgt. Steph-
en F. Nemeth-Broad-shouldered,
stocky ex-football player of me-
dium height, with thinning hair
combed pompadour style. Experi-
enced in the ways of the Army
and more than a match for the
ingenious members of his com-
pany. Loves to eat and is some-
what annoyed when reference is
made to the effects on his figure.
PORTRAIT No. 10: Sgt. James
H. Smith-Tall and blond, with a
powerful physique; former profes-
sional baseball player and looks
it; has a quick smile and a quicker
tongue; knows marching songs
and ditties and loves to sing them;
is an able duty and drill sergeant.
PORTRAIT No. 11: Cpl. Edward
F. White-Slim and full of nerv-
ous energy; good sense of humor,
fine typist and capable company
clerk; spends most of his spare
time dreaming about a young lady
PORTRAIT No. 12: T/5 Willis
W. Cook-The shining handsome
youth of the orderly room; me-
dium height, well built, pitch-
black hair, clean-shaven face and
that well-scrubbed look. Extreme-
ly proud of his son, little Cookie
PORTRAIT No. 13: Reno L.
Ravaioli-Slim and dark; the
Cesar Romero in the miniature
of the company; he is the Mail
Dept. and is very strict; you call
for your mail at the proper time
-or else. He does a thorough
job and has an excellent mem-
PORTRAIT No. 14: Sgt. Milton
A. Goldberg-Tall and pleasingly
plump: really a Vision in Cover-
alls which are his working clothes.
He is a competent, efficient sup-
ply sergeant; knows his job and
gets results for the EM.
PORTRAIT No. 15: T/ Frank A.
Fimowicz-Short, s t o c k y, full-
faced Supply Man; hard working,
congenial and co-operative; knows
supply and is well liked. One of
his major pleasures is "eating";
two rations each day would just
This battalion is very proud of
T/5 John J. Brogger, the star of
Saturday's football game between
the Rebels and the Yankees; he
did a grand job in the backfield
aod was a major factor in thef
victory of the Rebels. He works
in S-3 of this headquarters.
"AIR-WAC" Corporal Mary G. Callahan, West Roxbury, Mass.,
assistant clerk of the Ration Board, Personal Affairs Section, Drew
Field, Tampa, helps a sergeant with his rationing problems in
one of'the longest lines on the base. He is just one of hundreds
of enlisted men and officers served by the Ration Board staff, con-
sisting of Corporal Callahan, Chief Clerk Garland C. Porterfield,
Durham, N. C., and clerks Cpl. Pauline T. Malahan, Torrington,
Conn., and Private first class Ernest North, Altoona, Penna.
570th Serves Doughnuts,
Men Get Half Holiday
Seemingly, this week is "doughnut week." We had
quite a few doughnuts in chow the past week and heard
the announcers of bakery-sponsored programs on the air
say it was national "Doughnut week." We don't want to
seem rude, but just give. us that folding "dough." Four
days since payday, and how many of us remember the 31st
and the green grass we received?
De Soto Men
Fire on Range;
Carter Top Shot
CPL. FREDERICK F. DAVIS
I know you Camp DeSoto
fellows want to know who
were the high scorers on the
range last week. Well, here
they are. Topping the list
with a score of 156 was Pfc.
Leo L. Carter.
Running second, third,
fourth and fifth were Pfc.
Simpson 149, Pfc. Applin
146, Pfc. Carter Alfred 145
and Pfc. Williams 141. The
leading Maggie's Drawers
champs were T/5 Morris and
Pvt. Maddox. Better luck
next time, champs.
All those fellows were pre-
sented prizes for. their excellent
scores except of course, the
champs of the lower division.
Besides high scoring prizes being
awarded, good conduct and driv-
ers medals were awarded.
The following EM received
good conduct ribbons: T/Sgt.
Pearmen, T/4th Fields, T/5 Fea-
therstone, T/5 Hodges, T/5 Mor-
ris, T/5 Mote, T/5 Smaugh, and
Fields, Featherstone, Hodges,
Mote, R. Smith and Delancey re-
ceived the drivers' medal. The
merchanics' medal was awarded
to T/5 Nostrand.
I sincerely hope the men who
did not receive any award will
strive to do better next time.
That goes for me too.
The Camp DeSota Basketball
team makes its debut Wednesday
night at MacDill Field. They
will play the 8th Avn. Tr. Sq.
Team. I know the majority of
you fellows will not be able to
attend the game, but you can
be with us in spirit, if not in
flesh. How about that mess?
Camp DeSota has some new
fellows now, the 916th Qm Pla-
toon. We extend them our best
wishes, and hope that they will
enjoy themselves here. We know
that they will soon be as good
as the rest of the QM that is
here. Remember fellows, the
fighting Quartermasters are still
tops in the area. Especially on
the basketball court.
News for Drew from Company
D, 570th SAW 'Bn. Have you
read that Leotards are slowly be-
coming the fashion among the
"glamor girls"? They don't have
a darn thing over T/5 Matthews
and his Long Johns! Running
a close second to Matthews is
Pfc. Compton, who is looking for-
ward to November 5. The rea-
son? The little woman is com-
ing to spend a short vacation.
Speaking of wives, T/4 Hopp
ALMOST acquired a wife while
on a recent furlough. Yet, in de-
spair, he claims the Army is his
Technician 5th Grade Eichhorn
can advise anyone on what the
well dressed camofleur will wear.
It is rumored that he's a descen-
dent of Sitting Bull leastwise
upon his return from camouflage
school the other evening, one
would have claimed he was Sit-
BIKE FOR JEEP
Did you know that our friend
and fellow soldier Pfc. Dmuchoski
traded his message center Jeep in
for a bicycle?
Some more general news-
items of the 570th WHat
were T/5 Mucky and T/4 Mol-
loy so gay about when seen in
the park in St. Petersburg last
Saturday? Did you ever see
M/Sgt. Titone running around
in the morning? Pretty picture
it is to see him at that time.
There seems to be a GI in our
outfit who gets up about 3 o'clock
in the morning to put coal on
the stove. Private Bill Boyland
is, doing a good job as custodian
of our Day room.
How about the lieutenant who
always hollers out to anyone and
everyone whenever he misses a
stab in a volley ball game? Killer,-
huh? Off we go into the wild
blue yonder .. good luck to Cpl.
Greene, who has left us for train-
ing with the air cadets.
Saturday the 570th had a half
holiday! GI Joe's put the day
to good use by sleeping. What
you won't go through to get two
bits. There's a Jawn in Co. A
who tried to borrow "ten" and
wound up with a greedy accept-
ance of a quarter.
SS OFFICE TOPS
The 570th Special Service Offi-
cer is rated tops by the fellows
of his organization. His talks
on current events are really worth
hearing. Good work, Lt. De Lutis.
Just why is Cpl. Phelps called the
working girl's boy friend? Will
the lady with the lucky number
please come up and claim him?
Attention: Mysterious WAC.
Certain members of the 570th
want to kn6w why the WAC's
don't hit our area when they are
looking for the best dressed EMs
in camp (THE CONCEITED
Who were the GIs who shined
1st Sgt. Guido's shoes Saturday
and wound up with KP Sunday?
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
46th Group Picks
Scout as Mascot
BOY SCOUT HAROLD BEASLEY, 13, has been adopted b
the 46th Bomb Group as its mascot, and he is as happy as ar
East Side kid just selected batboy for the New York Yankees
Like most boys, Beasley is airplane-happy. His brother, Lieut
(j.g.) W. C. Beasley, a pilot, has been reported missing in ac
tion in the Southwest Pacific.
LIEUTENANT COLONEL Robert V. DeShazo, group com-
mander, explains to Beasley the meaning of the 46th's
standard. Beasley became mascot after he had written a
letter to Third Air Force Headquarters, which referred him
to Drew Field.
BEASLEY, who lives at 2111 Watrous Ave., Tampa, is in-
itiated as mascot by being entertained at lunch at the BOM.
Well-read on aeronautics, he was able to keep up a steady
flow of conversation with flying officers.
Drew Field Quiz Show
Makes National Mag
What goes on at these "Sergeant Quiz" pro- was this idealful noncom who gave birth to the
. grams you've been hearing so much about? Many "Sergeant Quiz" program, pet product of the
. Drew Field soldiers have attended one or more Orientation Branch. Here's how the show
sessions of this interesting new feature, spon- works.
scored by the War Orientation Department of Every Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, a com-
AWUTC, and have agreed that the program is pany of Signal Corps trainees double-times
both entertaining and instructive, into the post's War Department theater and
This week's issue of Collier's carried an seats itself in four sections-according to pla-
illustrated feature written by Sgt. Innis Brom- toons. The boys have just completed their basic
field, describing the "Sergeant Quiz" program Army training and are ready to be tested on
as it was formerly conducted at Camp Kohler, what they know. Instead of a long written ex-
Calif., where it originated, and as it is now new amination, the men battle for honor and glory
here. on a fast-moving quiz program. This is cut
The program has been transferred to. Drew neatly from the pattern of radio I.Q. contests;
Field, where Lt. Fred Babbin and T/Sgt. Fred but ,t is cut also, of course, to fit the subjects
Friendly conduct it under the direction of Brig. of military instruction.
Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, Commanding General Sergeant Friendly (now of AWUTC Special
of AWUTC. Because the program here is the Service-Ed) takes the meaty part of Sergeantl
same one which was formerly held at Camp Quiz. He picks a team of ten men at random
Kohler, with a few innovations, such as cartons from each platoon and gathers them around
of cigarettes for members of the winning team, him on the stage.
and a door prize for the nearest correct answer
to a question asked everyone in the audience, ANSWERS ARE GRADED
the ECHOES has received permission from Col- One at a time the contestants stand up be-
lier's to reprint the article, fore the mike and the footlights to do or die for
3 PROGRAMS THIS WEEK the old platoon. Sergeant Quiz fires a hundred
SR R and twenty questions at them in rotation-
The "Sergeant Quiz" stage shows began here thirty questions per team, three questions per
last week, and the schedule for the remainder of man. A jury of three officers keeps score,
this week, listed with units which will partici- awarding five points for a perfect answer, down
pate, follows: to a goose egg for a miss. At the end of the
Today, 1 p.m., Rec. Hall No. 1-2d Train- show there's loud applause .for the platoon
ing Bn. whose quiz kids knock down high score.
Friday, 8:30 a.m., Rec. Hall No. 1-5th Train- One contestant is always delegated to per-
ing Bn., Hq. & Sig. Co., 9th Fighter Command, form as a sentry on night guard duty. He has
552d, 591st, and Det. 27. cha entr y i e
Friday, 7:30 p.m., Rec. Hall No. 2-Co. A and to challenge Sergeant Quiz, who impersonates
Hq. & Hq., 4th Training Bn., 576th, 584th,553danyone from a saboteur caught red-handed to a
569th and 765th T B 5 5 rookie who can't locate his barracks. The en-
569th and ,counter doesn't always result in five points for
The article taken from Collier's follows: the contestant playing guard. He'll be graded
"VOT iss your serial number?" growls Tech off if ye yells "Halt!" in a bashful whimper,
Sergeant Friendly, putting on a thick, menacing of if he lets the sergeant "pull his rank" on
German accent. "How many machine guns in him.
your company? Vot iss your rank?" Private Bill d y t y ,
Jones, up to bat on the Sergeant Quiz program, "Who do you think you are, telling me to
Jones, up to bat on the Sergeant Quiz program, halt?" Sergeant Quiz sometimes barks. "I'm a
knows that if he's taken prisoner in battle, he is sergeant. You're nothing but a private." The
allowed to tell his name, rank, and serial num- sorentry is apt to be snowed under by This
ber only. Any other questions Sergeant Friendly kind of talk, and as many apt to bes three or four con-
asks him he regretfully declines to answered of talk, and as many as three or four con-
asks him he regretfully declines to answer, testants may go down to defeat before one steps
Basic training in the Army isn't all foxholes and e n ay o downt bee onet
rifle marksmanship or KP and calisthenics up who's ready to shoot first and be intimi-
rifle marksmanship. or KP and calisthenics, dated afterward.
For besides turning out the best-equipped and
best-trained human weapon in the world, the Another regular feature is making "blanket
U. S. A. Army of 1943 is sporting the world's rolls." Men from each do this simultaneously.
best-informed soldier. The Army Orientation They have to work fast and in close quarters,
Course helps do it. Today, when Private Jones each man rolling up his blanket and tent pegs
of Yankton, South Dakota, gets an A.P.O. ad- inside his "shelter half" (half the canvas for a
dress, his brains are as ready to "go across" as two-man Army pup tent), turning out a tight,
his reflexes, compact roll. The judges then toss these in the
Bill knows, for instance, that China was first air to see what will happen when they hit the
to go to war with the Axis, and that Czechoslo- deck A badly made roll will spill open at
vakia fell to Hitler because of "appeasement." once, causing untold embarrassment. The pla-
The orientation lectures Bill heard during "basic" toon whose man flubs his "blanket roll" is a
gave him the background of the war he's going disgruntled platoon.
to win.. He admits he wasn't sure six months WHEN FOUR-BITS BOUNCES
ago just when or why Great Britain declared Perhaps the most ambitious stunt of all on
war on Germany. Now he has a good grasp of the Sergeant Quiz show is making up an Army
World War II chronology, and a pretty well- bed G.I. style. In preparation for this, the com-
rounded notion of what the democracies are up pany brings to the theater a regular Army cot,
to. And up against. Bill also knows a lot about plus sheets, blankets, comforter, pillow and pil-
the Four Freedoms. low case. And at stage center, before the eyes
KEEPING TAB ON ENEMY I.Q.sof all, a man from one of the teams is detailed
KEEPING TB ON E Y I..s by Seigeant Friendly to make up the bed in
Out at Camp Kohler, California-the West- the traditional highly involved Army manner.
ern Signal Corps. Replacement Training Cen- When the job is done, the judges come forward
ter-Army Orientation is going great guns. Ten and very seriously gather around to consider
to fifteen lectures a week, frequent showings of the bed's merits. The famed test of an accept-
War Department movies, a daily news broad- ably made bed is to toss a 50-cent piece on it.
cast, and the preparation of basic-training tests If the coin bounces, that's proof the blanket is
keep the staff of the WSCRTC's Orientation taut-and there go five juicy points to the
Branch well up on its toes. First Lt. Gilbert champion chambermaid of Company X!
Edward Clark, present chief of the branch, Camp Kohler's Sergeant Quiz program is
was a graduate instructor in journalism and packing 'em in week after week, as company
typography at the University of Syracuse be- after company of U. S. soldiers move ahead
fore the war. Now he's telling future Army from their basic instruction to specilaized Sig-
radio operators and telephone linemen how nal Corps training at the WSCRTC. Tech Ser-
global war works, and what cooks in the upper geant Friendly's invention is a handy new
stories of German and Jap soldiers, wrinkle in the great, flexible fabric of training
Lieutenant Clark's first assistant is Tech Sgt. America's sonpower for war-of sending Bill
Fred Friendly, a big boy who thinks his home Jones of Yankton into combat a thoroughly
town of Providence, R. I., is the greatest city prepared soldier and an understanding soldier.
in the world, and that Cher Ami, the Army's It's on account of well-planned propositions
World War I carrier-pigeon hero, is its greatest like the Sergeant Quiz program that Bill Jones,
bird. Sergeant Friendly's full-steam radio per- besides knowing how to fight, likes knowing
sonality was quite a favorite over New Eng- how to fight. When you stir up enthusiasm
land's Yankee network. At Camp Kohler, it with ability, you get skill.
'A BOY'S DREAM comes true. Beasley gets the coveted op-
portunity of sitting at the controls of a real warplane. Ex-
plaining the controls of the A-20 is Captain George C. Mc-
Elhoe, commanding officer of the 50th Fighter Bomber Sq.,
who saw much action in Africa. Beasley's brother-in-law,
Captain B. B. Johnson, is a B-26 pilot formerly stationed at
Now 'On Own'
After an intensive training
period in the Fifth Training Bat-
talion Camouflage School, the
cadre of the newly organ-
ized. Second Training Battalion
Camouflage School has at last
decided to try their own wings.
The Second Battalion School
will have own demonstration area
and instructors and be separately
Lt. Harold G. Malin, a graduate
of Walterboro and the Fifth
Training Battalion School will
skipper the new organization.
Several non-commissioned of-
ficers also trained in the Fifth
will assist the fledgling school
over the rough spots. A course
patterned on the general theory
curriculum of the Fifth Training
Battalion School will be followed.
Nearly 100 students of the Sec-
ond Training Battalion have got-
ten the rudiments of camouflage
here in the school.
GI Baby Born at 8:12 AM
Gets Bond From Mayor
NEW YORK.- (CNS) Be-
cause Pamela Claire FitzMaurice
was born at exactly 8:12 a.m., she
will get a $100 war bond free
from Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
The mayor had promised to give
the bond to' any baby born at
that hour whose father was a ser-
vice man. Pamela's old man is
Ensign James J. FitzMaurice, sta-
tioned at Norfolk.
Lt. James D. Dunsmore, Signal
Corps officer, was named assistant
Drew Field fire marshal this
week and began immediately to
Announcement of the appoint-
ment was made by Capt. R. W.
Godfrey, base fire marshal.
Lieutenant Dunsmore was a
safety inspector in civilian life,
working with the Cleveland, O.,
Safety Council and the National
He has specialized in gas pro-
tective equipment and modern
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
DREW FIELD ECHOES CLASSIFIED A DS GET RESULTS
LOST AND FOUND
PVT. KESSLER-You can have that
date now! Call at Base Theater, Num-
ber 4, with proper identification, of
course, and pick up your billfold,
with money and important papers.
Ask for the operator.
ADDRESS BOOK lost in area of 3rd
Reporting Co.. 501st. E. 1st and J,
about October 25th. REWARD to the
lucky guy who finds it. Contact Pfc.
Francis L. Geddes. 3rd Reporting Co.,
A BLACK !eathel wallet lost in the
53rd Bomb. Sq. area. Not concerned
with money contained but papers and
wallet are of great personal impor-
tance. Finder please return. Pfc. Rob-
ert J. Fluche, 53rd Bomb. Sq., Drew
FOUND-C.I.O. Serviceman's Manual.
Name of Werner Stolp. Rt. 1, Decatur,
Ind. Name of outfit not given in
manual. Loser may stop by Chapel No.
4, 2nd St. & Ave. "L" and get book.
Good addresses are included. Don't
rush. Cpl. Herbert A. Russell. Gr.
Obs., 571st SAW Bn., Drew Field,
- you're missing a pair of trousers
') which you left in Chaplain Law-
ince's car when he drove you from
'~e rew to Tampa in the latter part of
September, you may have 'em by
quoting your serial number to Chap-
lain Lawrence, Ph. 672.
LOST-One hub-cap from 1939 Stude-
baker automobile. Priorities and metal
shortages make this item hard to re-
place. Will finder please notify Lt.
W. E. Smith at 746th Sig. AW Co.?
STERING silver identification bracelet,
lost between P.X. No. 1 & 8th St. En-
graved "George G. Johnson." If found,
pliz return to the Special Service Of-
fice, before my girl friend finds out
I've lost it.
WANTED Blond soldier misplaced
after last week's Halloween party. HE
was an adorable girl-sweet, too.
Name: Corporal Moon. driver.
LOST in 740th SAW Co., Bradenton,
Camp Weatherford, black billfold with
pictures (ahh!) and papers. Finder
(my fingers are crossed) please re-
turn to Pvt. Erwin Molthen, 566th
SAW, 4th and L. Lost around Sep-
BARRACKS bag lost. Serial No.
32886147, name Benjamin Negrin. If
found, please contact Base Dental
WILL the lieutenant who found a GI
raincoat in his car after giving lift to
five soldiers Friday evening, Sept. 17.
please phone T/5 Lawrence Santillo,
Ph. 436. Vault Section. AWUTC Has.
Coat can be identified by serial No.
0824 in collar.
WILL person who lost pistol belt and
canteen cover with name starting with
M -, lost on bus stop at 1st and
N, please see T/5 Friedman, 766th
SAW Co. Ph. 596. "
FOUND A silver cigarette lighter,
bearing an engraved name, (But we
ain't a-gonna tell what name it is!)
If you've lost it, and can't go on
without it, tell your troubles to Chap-
lain Trenery, Chapel No. 8. and he'll
produce the lighter.
AD Atl E 'otTE
b' 30a F.M. ~
TA Tnir-r('5. T /S T '/; a'*Sur
"<. /W olf!"i --
"I said W-A-X not WACS, Private Wolf!"
WANTED TO BUY
MOTOROLA car radio, practically new.
Custom built for CHRYSLER product.
Call Lt. Henderson. 840 ext. 53. David
D. Henderson. 1st Lt. C. E.. 1873rd
Eng. Avn. Battalion.
'36 FORD phaeton in darn good work-
ing order. New motor and new tires,
and just $385. Call Lt. Gordon, Ph. 336.
GOOD engagement ring. size 6. Almost
new. Price $40 cash. I have a good
personal reason for parting with the
ring, but I hin't a-gonna tell you
what it is. Call or write me at Hotel
Calhoun. 27-372, Bradenton, Florida.
after 5:30. Pfc. Martin A. Smith, 571st
SAW Bn.. Company. B.
1938 OLDSMOBILE. excellent con-
dition, five good tires, never been out
of Florida. Phone St. Petersburg 9548,
Mrs. Young. J. Lay, Quartermaster.
WORLD'S best buy. Purchase at Base
Finance Office or any post office. Buy
now for your future and that of your
country. What's the product? WAR
BONDS, of course!
OUTPUT transformer P.P. 25,000
OHMS; plate to plate to 3.5 OHMS-
Stancore. $1.00 new 1E7G tube; new
$2.00. See J. V. Harlan, Sgt., 765th
A GOOD set of wedding rings almost
brand new. Price $40 cash. Call after
7 p.m. Pfc. Chuck Messies, Med. Det.
Dept., Bks. D-2.
1938 DODGE; four-door sedan. Philco
radio, heater, good tires: darned good
mechanical condition. Call 259 until
1700 EWT. After that, give a buzz to
A WALLET lost in the vicinity of the
Air Corps Officers' Club. Not con- 1937 DODGE coupe. New paint job and
cerned with money contained, but ties O.K. Super-special running con-
please return the papers. Lt. Frank edition. See Lt. Richardson, Building
J.Milewski S-1 AWe UTC. 5 A 24, at East lst and N Ave., or call
J. Miewk -1 AWUTCTampa H-24144.
LOST-A brown envelope containing 1941 STU-)EBAKER, two-door sedan.
kodak snapshots taken in St. Pete 1941 STUiEBAKER, two-door sedan.
last Sunday. Lost either in Service Pre-war tires brings back more
Club or on way to East Gate RE- pleasant memories! Good condition.
WARD. Pfc. Orland Shefveland, 737th Phone M/Sgt. Haga. 53rd Bomb Squad-
SAW Co. ron, Tel. 450.
(A.JjnrT.LJTVI fl nI-A ci ~. U.f f eecer
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. Bn.
FOUND-Wheel. tire and tube at First
St. and B Ave Owner may recover
same by identifying at MP Hqs
8th and E Sts
COMPLETE matched set of Hagen
golf clubs. This set is brand new.
and has never been whisked at a ball.
Naturally, I have a good personal
reason for parting with 'em. Pvt.
Louis Marvin, AWUTC Hqs.. Provost
1939 CHRYSLER sedan. Good tires,
excellent mechanical condition. Call
Sergeant Gatten. Phone 807.
LOST-Wallet containing valuable pa- SMALL sailboat, complete. A bargain!
pers and identification. William M. May be seen by appointment. Maj.
Chambers and identification.. M. C. 501st SAW. Lynch, Station Hospital, Ext. 703.
Chambers. 1st Lt.. M. C. 501st SAW.
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.
LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet -con-
taining money and valuable papers.
Finder lease return to Pfc. Frank
Ortiz. Company D 563d Sig. AW
WOUD like to find soldier whose
clothing is stamped "B-1252." He left
" 'undle of clothing in my auto when
S en a lift from Drew Field to Me-
~ riall. Thursday, October 7th. Mrs.
"i,. D. Mountain. 489 llth Ave.. St
LOST-One silver identification brace-
let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If
found please return to Pfc. Shelton:
Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn
III FTR Command.
IF THE soldier'from Oakland. Cali-
fornia, who left his swim trunks in
the automobile of the woman who
gave him a lift from Clearwater to
Tampa October 11th. will call Mrs.
Alice Virella. 2713 Morgan St.. he'll
get them back.
LOST-Three flat keys in brown zip-
per case. Am tired of sleeping on
Tampa park bench. If you find 'em
phone Lt. Mashamkin, Ext. 436.
LOST-Barracks bag in area between
2nd & 3rd on "N" Ave. T/5 Carl
Weise, Hqs. & P1. Co.. 564th SAW Bn.
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."
HOUSE WANTED-Will any officer
vacating a house in Clearwater or
Clearwater Beach. with at least two
bedrooms, advise Major Strickler. Ph.
TWO rooms, completely private, one-
half block from Clearwater- beach.
Large, comfortable home. Inquire Lt.
Hutner. Ph. 430 (Drew Field).
1937 PONTIAC four-door sedan. Per-
fect motor, good tires, new paint job.
all added accessories. Swell car for
some lucky guy. Can be seen at 1217
Tampa Bay Blvd., after 5:30 p.m.
Pfc. A. A. DeFelice (or inquire 408th
motor pool garage).
PRIVATE PETE PETERSON, please
meet me tonight at Silly Solly's. You
owe me my fee. The Green Baboon.
WILL Gilbert Leighton, Pfc., 503rd,
and Al Panetg. Cpl.. 503rd. please
meet me next Tuesday evening in a
dark alley. Have a few things to talk
over with you. Taylor's Twin.
WILL James Roper please call "Sal"
at 294 after November 7th? Would
like another ride in that sm-ooooth
WILL the WAC named Betty who said
she was from Minneapolis please come
to the Service Club dance again next
Monday evening. The First Sergeant
she kept calling "Handsome" wants to
dance with her again.
LIEUTENANT HART, please come
back to Jacksonville. All is forgiven.
OSCAR, you never finished teaching
me that Conga. I've been practicing
one-two-three kick! for weeks. If you
would like to give me another lesson.
the number is 258.
WOULD Lt. Sydney Horovitz please
write to Elsie at Harding Field. Baton
ADAM CEDRICS. please drop in at the
Base Motor Pool some evening soon.
That fishing date is still open. Elmer
ANY old radios around you're not
using? Leaving the field, and don't
want to drag them along? The 2nd
Trng. Battalion will .accept loud
speakers, chassis, and any other parts
you can spare. Radio classes learn by
reassembling. Contact Lt. Adams, Ph.
SOURED, doughty, dignified, diligent
sergeant would like pair of rose-col-
ored glasses. Can stand life no longer
without them. Forward same to 717
North "A" St., where Sgt. Carpenter
will receive gratefully, and reward
WIRE or wooden hangers, at almost
any price. This is really an emer-
gency: three shirts on each hanger is
a little too heavy. Call Pfc. Zika,
WAC, at Ph. 231.
WOULD like to chug along the roads
in my own little auto. Would you
like to sell one? If so. call or write
Lt. Arthur Settel, Base Intelligence
Section, Sarasota Army Air Base,
Sarasota. Telephone 2531, ext. 202.
PIANO accordion in good condition.
Write me size, make and price. Pvt.
E. Gerard, 720th SAW.
PLEASE, please report any available
sewing machine to the WACs. Will
pay any price for anything that runs.
we're that desperate. Dust off that
old attic model-we want one badly.
Call the WACs at 231.
WILL share house or room in nicely
furnished house, off Columbus Drive.
Close to Drew Field, transportation
inexpensive. Call Cpl. L. Maltz,
A WELL-FURNISHED master bed-
room in officer's house in Clear-
water. Good neighborhood. Centrally
located. Call Lt. C. A. Lundy, phone
FOUR or five nalf-way decent tires,
attached to a half-way decent car, in
half-way decent running order. Hope it
isn't a gas 'n' erl eater. Might even
pay $100 to $150 for a good deal.
Corporal Caesar Purini, Ward B, sta-
CANDID camera, preferably 35 mil.,
but will pay cash for anything suit-
able for photographing Florida scenery
plus Florida girls. Call Lt. Robert F.
Tennant. Ph. 601.
SMALL suitcase or traveling bag, suit-
able for furlough. Send card or call on
Pfc. Richard Adams, Ward B-19, Sta-
OFFICER'S dress overcoat, size about
37. Will pay reasonable price. Contact
Lt. Bradlin, Hq. Co. 503d SAWR.
USED "Taylor" "tot" or "baby
stroller." Call Clearwater 6630 or see
Lt. Dively, Co. B. 553rd S.A.W. Bn..
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.
WANTED-To pool cars St. Pete to
Drew. hours seven a.m. to six p.m.
Call St. Pete 58-754. Pfc. R. A. Young.
766th SAW Co.
WANTED-Four more officers, living
in the vicinity of Ballast Point Sec-
tion, near the Yacht Club. Tampa,
who would like to share in a car pool.
Please call Lt. James D. Dunsmore,
WANTED-Riders from Clearwater to
Drew. daily. Will arrive at Drew eight
o'clock, and leave at five. Only $3
weekly for this safe, sensible, prompt
method of going back and forth. Con-
tact Lt. Metcalf, Ph. 258.
LADY wishes transportation from
Tampa to New Orleans, or inter-
mediate point, Jacksonville or Pensa-
cola. Can help drive. Share expenses.
Leave some time during first week
of November. Mrs. E. B. Scott, Station
Hospital X-Ray Department. Ext. 774,
or Tampa S-2831.
GOING on furlough to New York City
soon? Have very nice proposition.
Would be ideal for married man &
wife going to New York City on fur-
lough, who'd like to drive back, get-
ting a gander at the coastal scenery.
Reply to 2nd SAW Tng. Bn., Special
Service Dept., in own handwriting.
WOULD like to contact anyone going
to Bradenton daily. Would prefer
transportation both ways. Leave
camp around 5 p.m. and must return
by 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. Will pay nominal
sum to' anyone desiring an extra pas-
senger. Please contact at once. Sgt.
Ralph W. Yauman Jr., Det. 5. 501
SAWR, Drew Field.
DESIRE RIDE to and from Drew
Field. office hours eight to five. Vi-
cinity of Genessee and Florida Ave.
nues. Call Nancy Ramsey, Drew
Field extension 814.
WANT to make your Christmas spend-
ing money? You can do it. quickly
and easily, if you're a projectionist,
cashier, ticket-taker, or janitor. Off-
duty work. Lt. May, Theatre No. 3,
is the guy to see.
VrANTED-A lucious WAC One
with charm and poise and personality.
A WAC that would be content with
a lonely T 5. Write, wire, or run, to
Cpl. Al Panetz, 503 SAWR. 1 Report-
WANTED-Partner in Jewish delica-
tessen, located in or near Tampa. I
am willing to go share and share
alike on initial expenses. Have de-
sirable site in mind. Contact imme-
diately. Max Gordon, Staff Sergeant,
53rd Bomb. Squadron.
MENDING is no problem for you guys
without wives, if you'll shove your
troubles off on the officers' wives.
Each Tuesday before ten, at Chapel
No. 1, those lovely ladies will collect
your sewing, and return it to you
in tip-top shape.
PARENTS or visiting sweeties spend a
pleasant three days at the guest
house. Comfort is our watch-word, and
they'll enjoy a visit on the field. Con-
tact Miss Nicks or Miss Leland, the
Enlisted Men's Service Club, Ph. 897,
to make reservations.
THE golf course is for every man on
this post. Its welfare is your busi-
ness. Help to keep it in shape and
get your exercise at the same time.
Cut a row, then swing a club. Lt.
Metcalf. Ph. 258, is the man who
knows the ropes.
Athletic Paez of 314th
Hits Low Ebb in Sports
By SGT. H. B. BURLESON
Cpl. "He-man" Paez, base personnel of the 314th who
was recently restricted to the Post for one week because of
a Goof-off act he pulled while at Physical Training, is in
dire shape over his six lady friends in the Tampa district.
It was noted at the Friday last Physical Training period
that said "He-man" Paez was unable to play a successful
game of volleyball due to his preoccupation.
One of the members of the Base
Photo Lab is now in New York materials worked with will be
for the purpose of taking a bride. taken into consideration, the chow
He will return Nov. 4, 1943, and of Kitchen No. 3 has not been so
will be accompanied by his new bad that all the fellows in the
partner. Congratulations, corpo- organization have died of under-
ral, and may your new life be a nourishment.
happy one. With the coming of the month,
Sgt. Wargo, Link Trainer, went S/Sgt. Gordon will no longer be
to town on Thursday last with among the single group. He will
the vision of a hair cut in mind. be on a honeymoon-furlough
Something happened, however, during the early days of Novem-
and said sergeant was seen walk- ber.
ing down the main drag with a
WAC on his arm. Tell us, Sgt., Price
have the WACs started cutting Lt. Price Heads
hair in town?
Also in the Link department, A W Laff Parade
S/Sgt. William Cahill has recent- *.
ly returned from school in Tex- Lt. John Shelton Price, known
as. Someone is going to see red as John Shelton when he was a
because of that rocker you are civilian and a movie actor, will
wearing, but there is not much headline Sunday evening's A.W.
he can do about it now. Laff Parade, to be held at 8
While reading over a copy of o'clock in Rec. Hall No. 1.
the Drew Field Echoes recently, Music will be furnished by the
it was noted that one of the A.W. dance band, with Gloria
Mess Halls, in the Signal Corps Wood'as vocalist, and comedy will
Area was given commendation be dished out by T/4 Harry John-
for services rendered. It will son, T/5 Joe Kenealy and Pfc.
also be noted that Kitchen No. 3 Jules Getlin. The program is in
of the 314th Base Headquarters charge of Lt. C. K. Dietsch.
and Air Base Squadron has re-
ceived the same award' of com- First Sergeant Dorothy Auman
mendation plus the Legion of of the Keesler Field WAC de-
Merit from Colonel Asp. tachment, has beaten male GIs
Although T/Sgt. Lewis cannot three times in bowling tourna-
always please everyone, if the ments. Her average is better
factor of number of men fed and than 140.
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE W ANT AD Classifications
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY WANTED TO BUY
PERSONNEL IN 0 SWAPS
I 0 GIVE-AWAYS
DREW FIELD ECHOES LOST AND FOUND
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
DAVIS.COAST GUARD STAR BACKFIELD
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THE STARTING BACKFIELD of the Davis Island Coast Guard football team represents
plenty of gridiron experience. These backs, who will be seen here Saturday afternoon in a
battle with the Drew Field gridders, are, left to right: Trela, halfback; King, fullback;
Meader, halfback, and Orlando, quarterback.
Davis Coast Guard Eleven
To Invade Drew Saturday
The Davis Island Coast Guard will drop anchor here Saturday afternoon and
'Drew Field's all-soldier football team will attempt to sink 'em.
This is the first regularly scheduled game of the season for the Drew gridders,
and follows an inter-squad practice tilt held last week.
Saturday afternoon's battle will
begin at 4:15 P.M., and will be .. '87d
played on the athletic field at -
5th and O. Numerous units on 1
the field will cease their training .
program at that hour for person-
nel who desire to see the game.
W. J. (Bill) Stranza, Coast
Guard coach, formerly played Have Slugfest
semi-pro ball at Chicago, and
also coached a high school
team. Several members of his W Ma ll
squad have collegiate football
records. These men and their The 1873rd Engineers boxing
colleges are: Garfinkle, Wake team traveled to MacDill field
last Thursday evening to com-
Forrest; Smith, Rollins Col- pete in a five bout card.
lege; Fergus, Kent State of The first bout of the evening
Ohio; Healy, Honolulu Ma- was between Sgt. L. Lima of
Drew, and Pfc. A. Davis of Mac-
Marines King, St. Joseph Col- Dill. Lima won on a T.K.O. in
lege of Philadelphia; and Mea- the first when Davis failed to
der, Brown College, Rhode Is- answer the bell due to a frac-
land. tured finger. In the second bout,
Those soldiers who saw
week's practice fray know
Drew Field has a fine'arri
talent. Especially noticeab:
the backfield strength, w
Coaches "Chuck" Collins
"Buster" Mott are three de,
Among these backs who
nered plenty of cheers
week are Ogden, bone-crus.
fullback; Rooney and DeL
alert signal callers; and Ba
Brogger, Petitti, Esposito
McEwen, speedy halfbacks.
the line, such stalwarts
Mitchell, DeMattei, Lenhi
Parrish, Paraventi and Sli,
ski are flanked by ot
equally aggressive and el
So, if you want to see
high-class football, don't
Saturday afternoon's battle.
The starting lineups:
DREW FIELD POS. COAST
Cripps or Pritz le
Antinoff rg Gar
Nitsche rt Now
Rooney qb O]
Baran lh 1
HALFBACK PETITTI of the
gar- Drew Field pigskin crew saw
last plenty of action last week when
thing the local team split up for a
Josh, North-South practice game. A
ran, former pro footballer, Petitti is
and expected to flash his speed Sat-
On urday when the Davis Island
as Coast Guard eleven comes to
fec- Plant Eleven
miss Plays Jefferson
Gc' In Night Game
The first night game of the sea-
son will be played Thursday, Nov.
4, at 8 p.m., when Plant and Jef-
ferson tangle at Phillips Field.
Admission to service people is 30
Pvt. Willie "Superman" Gaston of
Drew lost to Sgt. C. Bailey of
MacDill on a T.K.O.-
Pfc. W. Dover of MacDill won
a close decision over Pfc. Wil-.
son Qf Drew in the third bout
of the evening. Wilson proved
himself quite worthy of a spot
on the team by carrying the
fight to his opponent all the
way. With a bit of training,
few men in his class will be able
to stand up against Wilson.
The serni-windup featured Pfc.
T. Andrea 165 lbs. Drew. Andrea
proved himself too much for his
opponent Cpl. C. Johnson, Mac-
Dill, 170 pounds. Johnson did not
throw a single blow during the
encounter so the referee stopped
the slaughter, giving the fight to
Andrea on a T.K.O. in the first.
The main attraction of the
evening was between Sgt. Rex
Johnson, 164 pounds and Cpl.
C. Cisco of Drew, 185 pounds.
This bout was an exhibition
match. The boys sparred around
for the first two rounds putting
or- a beautiful show, however,
in the third Cisco walked onto
one of those lethal rights of
Johnson's and went down for
the count. This was the only
KO. of the evening.
This boxing team of the '73rd
has much talent, and with the
proper training will be more than
a match for the best. Many of the
boys have fine amateur records.
Some were well on their way to
fistic fame when the war came
along. Let us all encourage these
youngsters in this sport of sports
by attending the frequent cards
,arranged through our Special
Service Officer Lt. Reder.
AW Rebels Trip
As 2,000 Attend
With a last quarter spurt which netted 13 points in the
final 90 seconds of play, the Rebels won the Civil War held
last Saturday on the athletic field at 5th and 0, defeating
the Yankees, 13 to 6.
The game was the season's opener for the Drew Field
football team, which was split into two squads to stage a
practice game which carried plenty of thrills for the sev-
eral thousand GIs who attended. Added color was pro-
vided by the 465th AAF Band, and T/5 Joe Kenealy, who
handled the announcer's duties over the public address_
The successful Rebels had
been coached by Cpl. Buster Mott,
former Georgia University and
pro league star, but in his ab-
sence Saturday, the team was
handled by Capt. J. T. Van Sis-
tine. The Northerners were
coached by Lieut. "Chuck" Col-
lins, former Amherst grid great.
The opening period was nip-
and-tuck, played mostly in mid-
field. The Yankees provided one
serious threat which terminated
when a long pass from Esposito,
intended for DeMattei, went just
beyond the outstretched arms of
the speedy end. Had DeMattei
been able to reach the pigskin, a
touchdown would undoubtedly
have resulted, for there was noth-
ing but wide open space between
him and the goal.
The North's only touchdown
came in the last part of the sec-
ond period, climaxing several
freak plays. Sparked by the run-
ning of Petitti and Esposito, the
Yanks worked the ball to their
opponents' 37-yard line, only to
lose possession on downs as run-
ning plays and passes fell flat.
The South took possession
and opened up with a nice
serial, Rooney to Lenhardt,
which carried the oval to the
North's 33, but on the next play,
Brogger fumbled while being
tackled, and McEwen, Yankee
fullback, snatched the ball out
of the air and raced all the way
to the Rebel 20 before he was
dragged down. Petitti hit cen-
ter for five yards and Esposito.
picked up eight on a pass, then
went through guard for two
more. Hoyt was smeared for a
seven-yard loss, and the North
suffered another setback of five
yards on an offside penalty, but
that made little difference, for
Esposito dropped back and
mortared a pass to Petitti in the
flat, and the swift halfback
scampered on across the goal.
DeMattei's boot for extra point
was wide and the North led, 6
to 0, as the half ended.
The third period was hard
fought, mostly in midfield, but
near the end of the stanza, the
Rebels, paced by Baran and
Ogden, started driving toward
their foes' goal. As the final
quarter opened, the ball was on
the Yankee 22. With Ogden, hefty
fullback from California, doing
most of the toting, assisted by
Brown and Brogger, the South
went all the way to the three-
yard line before their attack
stalled, giving the Yanks the ball
MINUTE TO GO
Two line plays failed to gain,
and the North punted to midfield.
A bullet pass, Baran to Brogger,
picked up nine yards, and, when
the drive started to bog down in
the neighborhood of the 30, a
perfectly timed sneaker play, with
Rooney ghosting his way to the
left sidelines and picking up quick
pass, moved the ball all the way
to the 12. From this point, Ogden
personally took charge and in five
line smashes went over for the
touchdown. On the final run, he
fumbled as he crossed the goal,
but any doubt as to whether the
whistle had sounded was un-
eventful because Krepps, Rebel
lineman, fell on the ball. Ogden
booted the extra point, and the
South led, 7 to 6, with a minute
On the first play after the
Rebel kickoff, the Yanks tried
desperately to move into scor-
ing position with a pass, but the
play backfired as Brogger in-
tercepted on the 30, banging
through the secondary to rack
up another Rebel touchdown
Ogden got two tries at the extra
point, due to the Yanks being
offside on the first attempt,
but failed to convert either
The Rebels kicked off again,
and a pass, Esposito to De-
Mattei, netted 30 yards as the
final whistle sounded.
Ogden was the outstanding
ground-gainer of the day, and his
Rebel backfield mates, Rooney,
Baran and Brogger, turned in
some spectacular runs. For the
North, Petitti and Esposito were
constant threats, and McEwen's
heads-up play made him danger-
ous at all times. Both lines
played well, although the North-
erners were somewhat jittery in
the opening minutes, resulting in
several offside penalties being
called against them.
If Saturday's battle was a
sample of what is to come-and
undoubtedly it was-Drew Field
football fans will get a. chance to
see some real games on the local
field this season. It's definitely
college-brand football, and has
plenty of fast-running, hard-hit-
ting and thrills.
The starting lineup:
SOUTH POS. NORTH
McKenzie le Pritz
Parrish It Tellier
Hutson Ig Mitchell
Hencken c Antinoff
Paraventi rg Gustiani
Sanders rt Sliwinski
Lenhardt re DeMattei
Rooney qb DeLosh
Baran lh Esposito
Brogger rh Petitti
Ogden fb McEwen
Officials-Referee, Cpl. Al Brill:
umpire, Cpl. Sol Schecter; head lines-
man, Lt. L. T.. Prettyman.
First downs ............... 11 5
Yards gained in scrimmage 156 48
Yards lost in scrimmage .. 30 19
Passes attempted .......... 7 9
Passes completed .......... 3 5
Yards gained passing ..... 77 89
Passes intercepted ........ 1 0
Yards in runback of inter-
ception .................. 30 0
Fumbles ................... 3 0
Opponents' fumbles recov-
ered ..................... 0 2
Yards in runback of fumbles 0 47
Yards lost by penalties ... 15 30
Nod on Review
By SERGEANT SCRIBE
519 SQ. INTEL.
The Commanding Officer, Ca
tain Balch, commends the p
formance of the men at Satuw
A bit sorrowfully we wish 'Bon
voyage!" to a number of swell
chaps leaving the squadron for
Corporal Nodurft is wondering
if he can collect a per diem on
his daily travel between the
Orderly Room and his new bar-
racks across the field, quips
Pfc. Logan, who imagines him-
self a great lover (he says), is
secretly in love with the little
Spanish senorita who works be-
hind the PX candy counter, but
hasn't got the nerve to go up to
her and furnish an introduction
According to the editorial
underground, the 519th last week
started a rush by publishing a
picture of its mascot, S/Sgt. Mon-
carr's turtle. Squirrels, best-
dressed men and other "firsts" are
striving for print.
Corporal Leeson, Engineering,
claims he gets real inspiration to
work as he observes the charming
scenery in passing through the
What's Wrong With This Picture?
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
Picks Irish Over
YOGO'S TOP GAMES FOR WEEK-END
THE BOLERMA1WERS OF
PURDUE WILL OVERPOWER
WS O ( ~r
THIRD FC TOUCH TEAM
DRUBS 69TH AF, 14-0
By SGT. JOE RARUS
Subbing for the 801st Chemical Co. team, which
dropped out of the Base Touch Football League after suffer-
ing a defeat in its initial game of the season, the Hq. & Hq.
Squadron, Third Fighter Command footballers chalked up a
win in their first appearance, defeating the 69th Air Force
Band aggregation by a 14-0 score.
The Third Fighters showed
plenty of scoring power in their
hastily-welded squad, and are
considered likely contenders for
the league championship. The
team joined the league upon short
notice, and with only one prac-
tice session before its initial game.
The squad played well and in the
future will be the dark horse of
The first score in the opening
contest came as a result of a short
pass in the flat, Mullins to Jef-
fery, the latter galloping the re-
maining 10 yards for the score. A
pass, Palumbo to Sitarz, made
the extra point good, for a 7-0
In the second, half, the winners
chalked up another touchdown
for good measure, on a long pass
from Palumbo to Mulling, the lat-
ter making a brilliant catch and
running 30 yards for the touch-
down. Staiger took a neat pass
from Palumbo for the extra point,
making the final count, 14-0.
After two weeks of competition,
the league shows .promise of cre-
ating interest among the fans be-
cause of the fine caliber ofplay
offered, and the evenly matched
teams. The 408th Fighter Bomber
outfit tops the circuit with two
wins and no defeats, with four
clubs hot on the trail, only a half-
game behind. In this week's games
earn Wins Touch
Tilt From Medics
Nine scholarly but fast-pedal-
ling representatives of the Dental
Clinic squeezed.out a last minute
win over the operating room
in the third game of the Medi-
cal Detachment's Touchfootball
League Tuesday night.'
' Smitty's Drillers proved them-
selves as adept at pulling down
passes as well as bicuspids when
Slinging Sammy Tilles completed
a long toss to Gobble Gobble
Rodriquez late in the fourth
On the next play Bolin Roberts
dashed 15 yards around end for
the score. Paul Curtis' rifle arm
failed to pitch enough strikes for
the Cutups despite the frantic ap-
peals of the chilled spectators.
To date Cuneo's Clams, Heiden's
Packers and Smitty's Drillers are
in a three-way tie for first place.
Thursday night Cuneo's Clams
take on the Medical Administra-
tive Officers in an exhibition
the league leaders tackle the 903d
Quartermaster team and are fav-
ored to retain their untarnished
record, while the Third Fighter
clashes with the 314th "B" team,
and the 314th "A" squad meets
the 69th Air Force Band.
Starting off with a-handicap of
one defeat against their record as
a result of replacing the 801st
Chemical Co., which had a record
of 0 for 1, the Third Fighter boys
are determined to make a strong
bid for the first round title. Two
rounds of five games each are in
the offing for the season, and a
playoff between the winners of
each round will decide the Base
champions in a post season game.
The Third Fighter squad tan-
gles with the 314th "B" team
Friday evening, and will send the
following men into the fray: Ends,
Staiger and Sitarz; tackles, Wahl
and Washe; center, Wochinske;
quarterback, Palumbo; halfbacks,
Mullins and Selby, and fullback,
Jeffery. Reserves who will see
plenty of action are Fiore and
Sartain, with several new faces
expected to be seen in the line-up.
Football fans in the outfit are en-
thused over the team already, and
will be out en masse, rooting
strong for the team in all future
Qualifying Round of Golf
In Tourney Now on Here
Play in the first Drew Field golf championship started
Monday and continues through Saturday.
There still is time for officers
T mpa Fo tba l and enlisted men to enter the
amp oot first qualifying round, Lt. Charles
Lyons, Base physical training of-
Schedule Give ficer, said. Contestants may enter
nSchedu e Given up to tee-off time, but all scores
for the 18-hole qualifying round
For the convenience of Drew must be completed by Saturday
Field soldiers wh6 are interested evening.
There is no entry fee, of course,
in high school football the and all equipment is furnished
ECHOES lists games scheduled at without charge by the Base spe-
Phillips Field. cial service office.
Service men are admitted to the Competition in the tourney for
games for 30 cents, division honors starts Sunday and
continues through next Saturday
Tomorrow-Plant vs. Jefferson. evening.
November 12-Hillsborough vs. The tournament is being run in
Lee. four divisions: Air Corps officers,
November 18--Jefferson vs. Signal Corps officers, Air Corps
Ocala. enlisted men, and Signal Corps
November 19-Jesuit vs. Fort enlisted men.
Myers. The winner in each flight will
compete in a foursome to decide
November 20-Plant vs. Clear- the Drew Field champion. All
water, play is medal.
November 25-Hillsborough vs. Last-minute entrants may reg-
Plant. ister with Lt. Lyons at the Base
Clip this schedule and keep it Special Service Office, 8th St.
in your wallet for ready refer- between Aves. A and B, or with
ence. Capt. Van Sistine, AWUTC spe-
cial service officer. Lt. Lyons'
telephone number is 429, while
Here's the standings in the Capt. Van Sistine may be reached
Base Touch Football League: at 810.
W. L. Pet.
4 hW. L. Pet. Lieutenant John Kimbrough,
408th F.B. 2 0 -1.000 All-American fullback at Texas
314th (A) 1 1 .500 A. and M. in 1939 and 1940, has
314th (B) 1 1 .500 reported for duty at Kirtland
3d Fighter 1 1 .500 Field, N. M., _after completing
S his training at the Marfa, Tex.,
69th Band 1 1 .500 twin engine advanced flying
903d QM 0 2 .000 school.
46 Bombers Open League
Last Tuesday, Oct. 26, was the official opening of the 46th Bomb Group Softball
Tournament. The opening game saw the 50th Bombers pin down the 51st in an evenly
matched ball game. The Bombers from the 50th gathered all their runs in the first in-
ning on four successive singles to take the lead and stay there the rest of the game.
T/Sgt. Louie Bagent, the 50th
pitcher, held the 51st to three hits on second, in the last of the most of the tallies. Despite their
with his fireball and struck out seventh, Worley smashed a line loss the 87th plans to stage a
11 men, while his teammates col- single over the infield to bring comeback in the near future to
elected eight hits from the 51st in the winning run. Wolf and even the series.
pitcher. Both teams played heads Lash were the winning battery 53D WHIPS 51ST
up ball and no errors were made. for the 53d, holding the 50th Last Sunday evening the
The tournament promises to be Bombers to eight scattered hits. undy the n
a close one, so let's get out to the Gore started forth 50th, giving long range guns of the 51st and
ball games, men, and back up out to Bagent who was the the result ws a 13 to 1 vicor
your team. the result was a 13 to 11 victory
your tem losing pitcher. for the "Black Panthers" of the
53D TRIMS 50TH Who has the better club, the 53d over their rivals the "Fight-
In a seventh inning rally the 50th Blitzers or the 87th Flying ing Irish" of the 51st. This
53d Squadron softball team nosed Studs? Thursday's twilight game softball game, the play-off of a
out the 50th by a score of 7 to 6, provided the answer. In their previous tie, was well played
The game started off with both first encounter, Louie Bagent toed though each team made three
teams scoring three runs in the the mound for the Blitzers. The errors. The big gun for the
first inning. After pushing across Flying Studs were unable to solve "Black Panthers" was Wolf who
three more runs in the second his delivery and finally lost- out poled a fat pitch over the fence
inning the 50th team was held in the closing innings, 5 to 3. The with two men on base. Both
scoreless for the rest of the game. game was loosely played, both Foster of the 53d and Arthurs-of
The 53d came back in the last teams having lost some of the the 51st pitched fine games.
of the third to gather two more finesse afield they displayed in The 53d thus entered the final
runs and scored again in the their previous encounter, with round of the tournament well
sixth. With one out and a man errors largely responsible for qualified for the championship.
In Grid Pick
By YOGO, COUSIN OF YOGI
Now that my relative and
rival, Yogi, is drowning his
sorrows over his mystic in-
ability to pick pigskin win-
ners, I take.pen and ink and
come out with 10 sure-fire
grid games for this week-
end and 10 tasteful cartons
of cigarettes for lucky Drew
7 POINT EDGE
All week I have been dreaming
of bugles which implies, accord-
ing to my infallible system of
prophesy, that Army will lose 14-
7 when they count cadence against
Notre's Great Dames are tops
in my rocking chair system.
They're next to USC for na-
tional honors and Army, al-
though strong, won't stack rifles
I've been told by cynical
members of the Echoes staff,
that this is my last week unless
I produce. They're even plan-
ning to bring in Yoga if I fail.
Yoga is half sister of Yogi who
is ninth cousin to me and her
predictions are marvelous. Only
I, Yogo, am better.
Navy meets Pennsylvania this
Saturday in another sticker. Rock-
ing Chair pop gurgles out a win
for the Old Quaker 14 to 7.
Yale may be the home of the
bluebloods but the Brown Bears
are going to sink their teeth in
14 to 7 when they chew turf this
Other scores for this week-end
which are written on a wing and
a prayer plus pop are: Holy Cross
21, Temple 0; Columbia 21, Dart-
mouth 14; Duke 27,. North Caro-
lina State 13; Louisiana State 33,
Georgia Tech 20; UCLA 13, Del
Monte Navy 12; Chicago Cards
14, Brooklyn 7.
Ten Drew winners on last
week's football contest were
mailed cartons of cigarets. Rules
this week are the same. Only
one coupton may be submitted
by each soldier. Scores must
be given, and all service men or
women are eligible.
Last week's winners are:
Cpl. Julia Taylor, WAC De-
tachment; Pvt. Lambert, 314th;
Sgt. Chester H. Miller, 314th;
S/Sgt. James Garrett, Hqs. and
Plot Co., 564th; Sgt. K. Nova-
kofski, Company A, 588th; Pvt.
Ed Wisniewski, Company C,
564th; Pvt. Joseph Byrne, Com-
pany D, 1st SAW; Sgt. Edgar
S. Anderson, Hqs. and Hqs.
Company, 588th SAW; T/5 Da-
vid Adler, Company E, 552d
SAW; Sgt. Arthur Pelin, 1st
Rept. Co., 591st SAW.
The coupon's below. Fill it out
with scores given for each team,
and mail it before 2 p.m. Sat-
To: Contest Editor, The
Echoes, Base S. S. Office, 8th
and B Avenue.
Here are my scores for the
10 games. If I win one of the
10 cartons of cigarets please
make my brand ...........
Holy Cross .... Temple .......
Notre Dame ... Army........
Purdue ....... Minnesota .
Navy ......... Penn .... ...
Brown ........ Yale ........
Columbia ..... Dartmouth
Duke ......... N. C. State .
LSU .......... Ga. Tech ....
UCLA ........ DelM. Navy ..
Chi. Cards .... Brooklyn .....
Name, Rank, P. O.............
..................... ....... ..
.. .. ... .. .. ... .. .. .. ;. ..
"THEY LOOK GOOD" say the expressions of the reviewing of-
ficers, as new Army Nurse Corps lieutenants strut by. After four
weeks of intensive training, the girls are ready to go to Army
hospitals throughout the country. Col. Clarence Olson, Lt. Col.
Jay Gamel, Maj. Lynn F. Cooper, Maj. Daniel R. Ramey, Lt. Edna
Herbert, Lt. Marie Merideth and Lt. Arlene Borce watch the
graduation exercises proudly.
., ,,. ,
HEADS HIGH, the nurses culminated their training program with
a ceremony and review Saturday, October 30th. Under the direc-
tion of Lt. Saul Gruner, the girls go through intricate drilling
routines. This is the second group of classes to be completed at
the Base Hospital here.
A FLYING FORTRESS OF THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE was forced down in neutral Sweden while en route to its
base in England after participating in the 1,600-mile attack over East Prussia, Poland and Germany. The
nine members of the crew set the plane afire immediately upon landing, then were interned. The American
bombers did severe damage to the Polish port of Gdynia, a major Nazi naval base. (International Radiophoto)
SJAPS VISIT NAZI DEFENSES IN FRANCE
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FIRE STRUCK at Drew Field last week and above is pictured
the charred skeleton of a latrine building. Cause of the
conflagration was believed to have been rubbish and papers
piled in the building. The latrine was not being used. Fire-
men were also thwarted in their efforts to save property by
delay in getting the alarm. A fire alarm bax was near the
building but excited soldiers ran to a phone many yards
distant. No one was injured but carelessness blotted Drew
Field's excellent fire record. Captain R. W. Godfrey, base
fire marshal, once more urged all company commanders to
check their area for possible fire hazards. "You won't have
a fire if you do away with hazards," he said.
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THE LATEST MODE of transportation for AWUTC's Mes-
sage Centers is seen above. Pictured on these bicycles are
T/5 Arnie Arriaga (left) and T/4 Bob Duback. The bikes
were put into operation due to a shortage of chauffeurs and,
incidentotly, will afford a great saving in gasoline and tires.
GIVING THE BOYS a cheery greeting
is lovely Joan Blameuser, 19, a
resident of Skokie Valley, which is
located just north of Chicago. Joan
posed for this picture so troops
would not want for pin-ups. Nice
idea, isn't it? (International)
3 Zeros in 5 Minutes
LIEUT. HENRY MEIGS, 22, of New
York City, has set a new speed rec-
ord for shooting down Nipponese
planes at night. He downed two
Jap bombers in about five minutes,
making a total of three planes he
has destroyed in night combat over
JAPANESE OFFICERS, on a tour of German defenses on France's Atlantic
coast, emerge from a building in the Le Conquet area. In this sector,
modern defenses have been built among historic fortifications. This
picture was taken from an Axis magazine. (International)
BISHOP OF NAPLES GREETS GEN. CLARK
LT. GEN. MARK CLARK, commander of the Fifth Army in Italy, is greeted
by the Bishop of Naples in front of the Cathedral of Naples, where the
American officer came to attend Mass. Troops under him have cracked
the Nazi Volturno River defenses north of Capua and are now within
100 miles of Rome. Signal Corps Radiophoto. (International)
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943
Echoes Pictures of World Events
U. S. CREW DESTROYS FORTRESS AFTER FORCED LANDING