Title: Drew Field echoes
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Title: Drew Field echoes
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Post Exchange
Place of Publication: Tampa Fla
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Air bases -- Newspapers -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Drew Field Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Tampa -- Drew Army Airfield
Coordinates: 27.975556 x -82.533333 ( Place of Publication )
General Note: "Published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 39 (Dec. 2, 1943).
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Max and Buddy Baer Booked January 24




Now Gls, Will

Box at Shell

Max and, Buddy Baer, pu-
gilistic brothers who have
cut a gay swathe through
ring circles from coast to
coast, wll appear at Drew
Field uary 24, Major
C ster/. Delano, Base spe-
cia-, service officer, an-
nounced yesterday.
Max and Buddy, both ser-
geants, will stop off. at Drew
Field on their tour of camps to
accentuate interest in special
service work and physical fitness
The brothers Baer will give ec-
hibitions at the Bandshell. Their
program will be the second by
big-time fighters to be staged
here in less than two weeks.
Max, Livermore, Calif., butcher
boy, was a swashbuckling figure
in the ring.,People who should
know, did not think he was a
fighter, but all agreed he could
punch, which- was a lot more
than most heavyweights of the
day could do.
Maxie took- the world's
championship from Primo Car-
nera June 14, 1934, knocking out
the spaghetti-eater in the llth
round at New York.
SIaxie held the title one day
less than a year, dropping the
championship decision to' aging.
Jim Braddock in a 15-round
Joe Louis, who exhibited his
fighting prowess to Drew Field
military personnel Tuesday, said
that Buddy Baer was one of the


'Contact Point' Installed

For Long Distance Calls

A seven-booth long dis-
tance and local telephone
"Contact Point" complete
with lounge, rest rooms and
reading room is now in 24
hour a day operation on Drew
The Contact Point oCccupies a
new building at 1st St. arid Av\e.
L, and is under the super\i',,on of
the Base Special Service Otl icer.
"The new telephone center ill
eliminate the phone call Ine_ at
the PXs and Rec Halls and oileri'
comfortable relaxation w hhi!e
awaiting the completion of phl,_ne
calls. It will also tend to a!levi-
ate the congestion of class A
trunk lines of Squadri.:o ad,
Company Orderly Roonm, a.il:.ii
with aiding Service Club phone
lines," stated Major Che-rer K
Delano, Base Special Seir ,:ie
The first phone call placed
from the Contact Point was to'
Clearwater, and was placed by
Cpl. Lawrence A. Pillsbury of
the 1st SAW Training Battalion,
Company B. The longest phone
call made the first day was to
Long Branch, N. J. and was made
by Cpl. Melvin F. Ohlson, Co. K,
2d Battalion, 1st Training Regi-
A paging system is in effect at
the Contact Point. The call is
registered at the desk and upon
coming though, the call is paged
through the lounge.* Attendants
are on duty at the desk from late
afternoon through the evening
when the calls are heaviest.
Officers' Wives Offer
Free Mending to GIs
All enlisted men who have
Plothin in pr nf mnln

MANY-NICKEL SERENADE and a call to Brooklyn and
Roonoke placed from the Drew "Contact Point" located at
L Ave. and 1st St. Staff Sgt. Abraham M. Davidson calling
Brooklyn and Pfc. Robert S. White calling Roanoke, are the
soldiers phoning home. Corporal Coleman W. Fox and Cpl.
Sammie T. Boles of the Base Detachment Signal Section
are the attendants at the switchboard.

Mother, Jap Prisoner,

Is Soldier's Xmas Gift

The State Department
played Santa Claus and the
S. S. Gripsholm was the
sleigh for T/5 Henry R. Har-
kins of the 5th Training Bat-

toughest men he ever faced in the c i""g "i n nee u miin uor
squared circle. minor alterations, or who need talion this Christmas.
chevrons or insignia sewed on, The Christmas present? Hark-
Buddy tangled gloves with may avail themselves of free ins' mother!
Louis on two occasions. He first sewing service rendered by the Harkins hadn't seen his mother
fought Louis in May, 1941, and Officers Wives' Sewing Club. in nine years. And he had no
was knocked out in the seventh Clothes should be left at Chapel idea when or if he ever would
round. Buddy put up such a No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tues- seeher again. You don't count
(Continued on Page 5) day morning. on much when
a relative i- ,
H a r k i
mother Ir
LAST GI TO EX GIs mother ii
screen as Di>:i.
Those discharge buttons are here! Lamont. Sh ,
Thousands of bronze lapel buttons to be worn by hon- probablyoisr i J .
orably discharged service men and women have been re- work in "C'.i-I i
ceived by the Base Quartermaster Depot. arron." lr .
Nine y e a r '-""
But don't become alarmed. ago she left the T/5 HARKINS
Hitler's roost and some Jap United States for a tour of the
Islands have to be blown off Pacific, including Hawaii, the
the map before many Drew Philippines and China. As a
Field soldiers receive them. dancing headliner she scored suc-
The buttons are here and are cess'after success. Her bookings
being issued to those few receiv- finally took her to China and to
ing medical discharges or who Shanghai. The Japs took Shang-
are placed on an inactive status. a and Harkins' mother became
They are available to those a p risoner of the Nippons.
men and women to save them Until last Christmas Eve
embarrassment from civilians or Harkins thought his mother was
soldiers scowling at them for not missing. The last report he had
being in uniform, had was to that effect.
On the day before Christmas
In accordance with Army Harkins received a letter from
regulations of one officer of to receive and wear this lapel his grandfather, Lt. Albert J.
ap intmy cinstallatn iofene button and have not been previ- Hass, who is on duty at San
apel discharge buttons, Drew ously issued a button are au- Francisco.
Field's custodian is Lt. Col. thorized to make application to "Your mother has arrived in
Harry T. Reynolds of the Base any Army installation other than the United States on the Grips-
Quartermaster Depot. a port of embarkation. Personnel holm and is now en route to
aapplying for the button will pres- San Francisco," the letter said.
All personnel who are eligible ent a discharge certificate. There wasn't a happier GI on

Drew Field that day and
probably not in the whole Army.
"Of all the Christmas presents
I have ever received," Harkins
said, "the news that mother is
safe and back in the good old
U. S. A. tops them all!"


For A Chop Chop
False teeth are floating all
over the ECHOES office-along
with other lost items turned in
by "honestees",-and owners are
requested to drop around and
pick up their possessions.
Two sets of fittings are at the
office. The second pair of chop-
pers arrived via message center
this week.
Other items include billfolds,
individual pay records, officers'
club'card, oxygen face piece,
sterling silver identification
bracelet inscribed "Margie".

Physical Ed Head
Gets Second Bar
Lt. Charles W. Lyons, Base
physical training officer, has
been promoted to captain.
A former aviation cadet, Capt.
Lyons was graduated from OCS
at Miami Beach August 5, 1942.
His first assignment was spe-
cial service and physical train-
ing officer of the 21st Bomb
Group, MacDill Field.
He left the 21st last May 15
to take up his present duties.
A native of Montpelier, Vt.,
Capt. Lyons was graduated from
Ohio University in 1940, major-
ing in physical training and



Top League

Artists Set

For Tonight

Tonight's the night for the
big baseball quiz at the band-
Judging by the avalanche
of questions Drew Field sol-
diers and Air-WACs have
sent to the director of the
ECHOES Forum, sponsors of
the show, the baseball head-
liners are in for a busy eve-
ning. Quiz question blanks
on page three may still be
turned in.
Headlining the show are Truett
"Rip" Sewell, "blooper ball"
pitcher who won 21 games last
season for the Pittsburgh Pirates;
"Colonel" Bob Newhall, national-
ly-known sports commentator;
Bill Klem, dean of National
League umpires; Butch Henline,
International League arbiter; and
ball players Paul Waner, Paul
Derringer, Johnny Cooney, Al
Lopez, and Sgt. Vito Tamulis, now
of the Drew Field Medical De-
tachment and formerly on the
pitching staffs of the Yankees and
Brooklyn Bums.
Questions submitted by Drew
Field military personnel will be
fired at the board of experts by
Newhall. Klem will umpire the
(Continued on Page 6)

Arnold Lauds

Staff Artist
Sergeant Richard A. Browne,
staff artist of the Drew Field
ECHOES and of the Engineers
Section, Third
Air Force
H e a quarters,
has been com-
mended for his
Sdi stinct i v e
work by Gen.
H. H. Arnold,
C o m handing
General of the
AAF, and by
General David
SGT. BROWNE N. W. Grant,
the Air Surgeon.
Browne, who as a civilian was
on the art staff of Newsweek and
also a contributor of cartoons to
many national publications, was
commended for his production of
"The Facts of Life," a cleverly
illustrated pamphlet on venereal
dis -ne education.
Since his entry into the Air
Forces, Browne probably is best
known for his humorous and in-
structive camouflage and VD car-
toons and for his work in the
The letter of commendation
signed by Generals Arnold and
Grant follows, in part:
"The Air Surgeon commends
Sergeant Richard A. Browne for
his interest and ability in the
preparation and presentation of
the venereal disease educational
pamphlet, 'The Facts of Life.'
"Sergeant Browne has treated
a difficult subject with under-
standing, good taste and proper
emphasis, without sacrificing a
clever and appealing quality. His
distinctive work is a definite con-
tribution in the field of venereal
disease education."




World This Week

..... By CPL. CLYDE J. LEWIS E....
This week's world news still centers around the great
Russian winter advance, although there are continuing
favorable reports from the Fifth Army front in Italy and
the ceaseless Allied air offensives in Europe and Asia.
During the past seven days, the
Soviet steam roller has smashed
forward 40 miles across the old
Polish border.
Farther south, Red Army FINLAND
spearheads are pointed toward
Zhmerinka, the vitally strategic
Nazi stronghold astride the
Odessa-Warsaw railway network.
This drive has captured Zhor-
nishche, only about 30 miles from ST A *
Zhmerinka and little more than
50 miles from the Rumanian
border. 33

The latest and most immediate
German disaster in Russia is de-
veloping in the Smela area, just
north of Kirovograd, which fell
to victorious Soviet troops of the
First Ukranian Army on Sunday.
Battle reports Tuesday listed
8,000 Germans killed on this
front, in one day, as the Red
Army drove on to meet their
comrades of General Vatutin's
command, smashing south from
Ruki. If the two armies meet,
hundreds of thousands of Nazis
face another Stalingrad.
When the Russian machine
thundered into Poland it also
stirred considerable diplomatic
and political dust in London and
Washington, for leaders of the
exiled Polish government pro-
tested, and the Union of Polish
Patriots in' Moscow came back
at them.
Russia was expected to demand
post-war possession of things that
were once Russian. (Shaded areas
on map are concerned with such,
current discussions as retention of
eastern Poland to the border that
existed in 1939; retention of Lat-
via, Estonia and Lithuania; reten-
tion of Bessarabia and Bukovina.
Finland, some observers believed,
will be treated. sternly, and the
Russians will retake the frontier
line acquired after' the 1939 Fin-
nish war.)
Following a week's lull, the
smoldering Italian central front
has again broken into flame, with
General Mark Clark's Fifth Army
resuming its unrelenting advance
toward Rome. Heavy fighting
raged last week in the little town
of San Vittore, which fell Friday
after a savage house-to-house
battle through the city's streets.
Objective of the Fifth Army is
Cassino, Nazi anchor in the de-
fense line guarding the Liri val-
ley. American tanks and infantry
have plowed forward six miles,
occupying heights within three
miles of Cassino at some points.
All-out aerial attacks on Axis
Europe continued. Early in the
week, hundreds of British block-
busting bombers rocked Stettin,
main Baltic supply port for the
hard-pressed northern Russian
armies. Swarms of mosquito
bombers and'fighters roared over
the channel, pounding at coastal
defenses, h a r b o r installations,
rail centers and industrial targets

in western Germany and northern
On at least one raid the AAF
was reported to have used a new
"secret" bombing device. The
device was used on a mission that
was carried out above a 100 per
cent cloud cover.
And the RAF and AAF an-
nounced experiments were under
way on a "rocket" plane. (See
pictures on page 16.)
Bombers and fighters from the
Mediterranean Command also
were in action over the Balkans
and Italy, raiding enemy supply
depots and harassing troops.
Strong formations of American
Fortresses again bombed Sofia,
the battered capital of Bulgaria.
In the Pacific, the Marines on
New Britain have killed more
than 2,000 Japs, and are advanc-
ing steadily toward Borgen Bay
in the Cape Gloucester area.
Allied air power, meanwhile, is
constantly wearing down Jap re-
sistance. Our war planes sank
two freighters off the Dutch East
Indies and scored a direct hit on
an enemy cruiser off Kaviang,
New Ireland. Torpedo planes and
bombers blasted Jap installations
on Cape St. George, which pro-
tects Rabaul from our-bombers
based in the Solomons.

Combat Unit

To Practice

Sea Landing

Combat crews of the 396t1
Bombing Squadron will soor
know the life-saving science
of "ditching" a plane aftei
a crash water landing, Majoi
Merril K. Gordon, Director
of the Group's ground train-
ing, has announced.
When the last square nut has
been cottered home on the ground-
ed B-17 now being "set up," the
Group's Engineering school will
commence minute instructions
with practical demonstrations on
the correct and speediest methods
of evacuating a land-based plane
forced into the sea.
"The theory," Major Gordon
said, "is that after a distant
target has been bombed, the
participating plane does not al-
ways have sufficient fuel to ret-
turn to its base.
"Most objectives require long
flights over vast stretches of wa-
ter, and in the event of a forced
crash into the water it is neces-
sary that each member of the
crew know exactly what to do
and execute it in the least pos-
sible time. The'lives of all may
rest on the adeptness of any one
man," he said.
Clearing a life raft from a
foundering airship will be one
of the major subjects studied
and practiced. Also scheduled
will be the proper method of
packing a life raft with sustain-
ing necessities. Included as one
of the most vital of all the raft's
equipment is the tarpaulin.
This is used to collect rain wa-
ter and, with the help of oars,
can be made into a makeshift sail.
It'also is used'to mitigate the ef-
fects of sun and storm. Other
necessities to be hastily and effi-
ciently packed onto the raft are
food rations, fishing equipment,
jungle equipment, radio and first-
aid kit.



Welcoming the 396th Bombard-
ment Group to Drew Field, the
503d SAW were their hosts at a
gala party at Rec Hall No. 2,
Wednesday. Colonel Norman
Evans, regimental commanding
officer, made the welcoming ad-
Entertainment was furnished
by the AWUTC Special Service
department with Cpl. Irving
"Rahjah" Bergman as master of
ceremonies. Others who contrib-
uted to the entertainer. t were
Pfc. Jules Getlin, radio and stage
impersonator; Bob C a s s id y,
dancer; Sidney Oldsheim, pianist;
Alan Conking, singer and guitar-
ist; the Sherwin sisters and the
Chapel Hour quaret.
General Stephen Sherrill,
AWUTC Commanding General,
was a guest of honor.

Financiers Break

Out of Vaults

For Late Scoops

Breaking into print after a lapse of several weeks as a
result of the Christmas Holidays, the Finance Section of the
newly organized Base Detachment unfolds the news accu-
mulated during this period.
The spotlight of the week is
again held by none other than
Dan Cupid, who is slowly cutting
into the ranks of eligible bach-
elors within our ranks.
Latest-victim to take it on the
chin is none other than Sgt.
Charles A. Berinstein, emperor of
good will from Albany, N. Y.
Charlie was. guest at a supper
given in his honor by his friends
at the Spanish Park restaurant.
Sergeant John O. Mykytiuk,
who hails from Coalville, Penn.,
has the distinction of being the
individual most likely to succeed
Walter Winchell.
John Otto, in true Cafe Society
style, scours the local niteries
looking for news in the manner
of a first class cub reporter.
An accountant in civilian life, "~ J
Sgt. "Mike" as he is known by
many of his friends, is number s .
two on the list of those likely to '
be the next target for Dan Cupid. A "
Transfers during the month John 0. Mykytiuk
included: First Lt. M. A. Ma-
included: First Lt. M. A. Ma- into the swing of things at his old
guire, to the Army Air Base at stand in Officers' Pay Section.
Lake Charles, La. Lt. Maguire Returning from furlough dur-
will be a Class B Agent Finance ing the month we find Tech. Sgt.
Officer at the base. Lt. Ma- and Mrs. Ray Popp, who visited
guire has been replaced by First relatives and friends in Ohio.
Lt. H. K. Saft. Sergeant John Scanlon of course
Warrant Officer J. G. Chai- visited that certain someone in
berlin is on Detached Service Connecticut, but 'as to plans for
at Ft. Duke. His duties as Chief the future John shakes his head,
Clerk have been assumed by remaining silent all the while.
Tech. Sgt. Spencer Diamond in Corporal Rueben Landers vis-
his absence. i+t de i+h r l ti ,,r in Atlant and

Transferred to Wake Forest
College Army Finance School for
a three months' course in Army
Finance is Tech. Sgt. Rueben
Hawes. Sergeant Hawes was host
at a dinner which his fellow
workers gave for him at the
Spanish Park restaurant, which
has been the scene of many of
the parties working toward the
goal of good fellowship between
the enlisted personnel. During
the absence of Sgt. Hawes, the
officers' pay section is under the
supervision of S/Sgt. Gardner
The men returning to the office
have meant much in the way of
relieving the burden of increased
volume of work.
Those returning were: Tech.
Sgt. Herschel Crawford, who
completed his course in Army Fi-
nance at Wake Forest College;
Cpl. Ralph Andretta, transferred
from Plant Park. Corporal An-
dretta was listed as a casual out
of the-group of our boys.
Corporal Leon Allard, back
after a prolonged stay in both the
Base Hospital and Don Ce-Sar
Hospital, is gradually getting back

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also Mrs. Landers, who is an En-
sign in the WAVES and stationed
at Lakehurst, N. J.
On furlough at present: Sgt.
Dan Kelty, visiting relatives and
friends in upper New York with
Mrs. Kelty Pvt. Joe Kuebel
doing up St. Louis in grand style.
Private Kuebel is our bid for the
best dressed man of the detach-
ment to the WAC that has been
making these secret field Qb-



Back on the job after furloughs
during the holidays are T/Sgt.
Woodrow Wilson, Pvt. Gifford
Glascow and Miss Blanche Sellers,
all of AWUTC A-1 Section.
T/Sgt. Wilson returned from
Pennsylvania with his wife and
"Yankee Doodle" (the Wilson
heir-born on the Fourth of
July); Pvt. Glascow is spinning
tall tales anent "Rosie"-the home
town gal from Ohio, and Miss
Sellers did her bit for morale by
visiting her boy friend, an Air
Cadet, stationed near Pine Bluff,



Pf,. Beth Murray of the Offi-
cers' Section at AWUTC Head-
quarters is one WAC who can
really appreciate Florida's warm
sun these winter days. She just
returned from furlough spent at
her home in Minnesota-just
eight miles from the Canadian

Officers Dance

At Elks Tonight

A free dance for officers and/or
girl friends will be held at the
Elks Club, Florida Ave. and
Madison St., 4 p.m. today.



15 / I


Halsey Spruance

Alexander Devers

Ealcer Teddle r Montgomery

UPON THE LEADERSHIP of the generals and admirals above rests a major
share of the responsibility for the United Nations' victory. The eight
supreme Allied commanders pictured above are Lord Louis Mountbatten,
Southeast Asia; Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Southwest Pacific; Generalissimo
Chiang Kai-shek, China; Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Pacific; Gen. Dwight,
D. Eisenhower, Invasion Commander; Marshal Alexander M. Vassilevsky,
Eastern Front; Gen. Sir Henry M. Wilson, Mediterranean; Gen. Sir Bernard
Paget, Middle East- Their deputies are Lieut. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell,
deputy commander under Generalissimo Chiang and commander of UU S.

Scrap Paper

Drive Nets

Army $1.000
Nearly $1,000 in Govern-
ment profit 'has been derived
from Drew's intensive cam-
paign to salvage and collect
waste paper, Lt., John F.
Kiernan, Base quartermaster
salvage officer, announced
In the current drive to help
ease, the country's acute paper
shortage, Drew Field trucks
travel daily to Tampa to pick up
paper from the city's more than
30 schools. The paper is col-
lected and brought to school by
the Junior Commandos whose
combined efforts.now aggregate
between three to five tons of
paper daily.
The first of two carloads of
paper shipped from Drew Field
December 23. The bulk of one
carload of paper was Tampa-
collected, while the second was
made up of cardboard cartons
entirely salvaged from GI cast off
boxes. The paper and boxes are
bundled in 200-pound bails at
Hillsborough dump.
If present tonnage of paper
now being collected continues,
'Lt. Kiernan said, it is hoped that
one carload of paper can be
shipped from Drew Field every
10 days.

Capt. Kechele

Now a Major

DEDUCT, ADD, RECAPITULATE, etc., etc. The iritricacies
of the annual income tax headache, whichh this year will cause
more people to buy more aspirin, are explained to Pvt. Lester
Taubman, Headquarters Company, 4th Training Regiment.
Untangling the tax problem gre Deputy Collectors Allan L.
Entz (left) and Albert C. Poole. Entz and Poole conducted
a two-day lecture session for the information and guidance
of officers and enlisted men at Theater No. 2. Since more
Americans than ever will be subject to income tax payments
this year, you'd better check with your organization's income
tax officer on your status.

Silver Bars

Among Gold
Since the first of the year, gold
has turned to silver for four lieu-
tenants in AWUTC. They are:
Maurice C. Boles, commanding

Hq Co., AWUTC; B. W. Hedden
Announcement was made this Jr., Special Service officer of the
week of the promotion, from cap- 4th Training Bn.; .Harold L.
tain to major, of/ Oliver John Holshouser, 574th Sig AW Bp.;
Kechele, Medical Corps, 576th and Charles F.- Halstead, special
Sig AW Bn. service officer.

Charles Frederick Butler had
his Army orientation last week
when his eight pounds six ounces
of bouncing boyhood was born
to Lt. and Mrs. Charles E. Butler
at the Drew Field Station Hos-
S pital.
Lt. Butler is the 'Special Serv-
ice Officer of the 568th Battalion
and is currently attending the
War Orientation School at Wash-
ingto and Lee University in Vir-

forces in China, India and Burma; Gen. Sir Thomas Blarey, commander
of ground forces, Southwest Pacific; Lieut. Gen. George C. Kenney, com-
mander air forces, Southwest Pacific; Vice Admiral Frank J. Fletcher, North
Pacific;,Admiral Raymond Spruance, Central Pacific; Gen. Sir Harold
Alexander, Italy; Lieut. Gen. Jacob L. Devers, commander, U. S. forces,
Mediterranean; Lieut. Gen. Ira Eaker, commander, Allied air forces, Medi-
terranean; Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, commander, air forces,
Western Front; Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomey, commander, ground forces,
Western Front. (Internatibnal)


Drew Radio is growing, and more and better programs
are on the way, according to Lt. George Kluge, -Assistant
Base Special Service Officer, who is producer and director
of all shows beamed from the Base to the Tampa area.
Thanks to the co-operation of
the soldier-talent, the Noonday address by Major Carl Hewlitt,
variety spot which took hold a chaplain, which will be a weekly
few weeks ago on WFLA, is in- feature at that airing.
creasing in popularity daily, he Private First Class Sid Ole-
said. It is the first show to reach shein is in charge of trapping
the entire Base via the new pub- talent for the program.

lic address system.
Appearing on the first week's
roster of entertainers were: Pfc.
Sidney Oleshein, lion of the
ivories; Cpl. Allan Conkling, vo-
calist 'with guitar; Pvt. Stanley
Sivik, accordionist; Pvt. Luther
Davis; violinist; Pvt. Buddy Clark,
vocalist; Sgt. O. Z. Whitehead,
actor; Pfc. Gerald Sheean, vocal-
ist, and Sgt. Jack Hartman,
organist. _
The Friday show included an

In addition to the new "From
Drew to You," which is the noon-
day headliner, a new show is
being plotted for the Saturday
night 7:30 to 8 o'clock spot.
Its author, scriptman Pvt. C.
F. Gulick, announces that the
title will.be "Drew Radio Drama,"
and will be purely experimental,
an effort to develop originality
and talent in the production de-
partment. Show begins this Sat-

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Drew Field military personnel who would like to stump
the sports experts scheduled to appear here next Thursday
are urged to complete this form and to send it to the ECHOES
Forum Director, Base Special Service Office, 8th St. and Ave. B.
M y question is ...................................... .
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Name ................................... .........
O utfit ................... .............................
Please submit question as soon as possible. You may
i send as many queries as you want. They do not have to be
on this blank, but may be submitted on ordinary stationery
or postcard.
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Official Publication-Drew Field
P. 0. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, January 13, 1944

Air Base Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity,
published each Thursday in the interest .o the officers
and enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec. I, W. D. Circular 65, 1943. under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7, 1942,
'Subject: Publication of Post. Camp and Unit Newspapers
Major Chester K. Delano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt. Joseph H. McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in
Special Service Building on 8th St. between Aves. A and
B. Building No. 14-0 Telephone extension 2287.
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]

Torch of Tomorrow

Commendation of Air-WACs working
with Drew's AWUTC will be paid Satur-
day, acknowledging once more the splen-
did work done by those who have refused
to sit idly by and view world history from
pictorial magazines.
The Air-WACs are making history.
They have not refused this nation's plea
to join the armed forces and perform one
of the 150 assignments so needed for all-
out victory.
Of course, an indictment. cannot be
placed upon all those who have not volun-
teered for military service. We cannot de-
clare that all women must join the Ser-
vices, even as we cannot advocate com-
plete induction of men.
Battle grounds in this first truly mech-
anized war are as geographic as tiny
meshes in a giant net covering the earth.
But we can take to task those women
who float like twigs at sea, moving with-
Sout effort in a current made strong by'
Women have just emerged from the
medieval mire of intolerance. The Nine-
teenth Amendment is 25 years old. Since
that time women have steadily taken their
rightful place in democracy.
By offering their services now they are
substantiating the right to have anr equal
voice in the rehabilitation of the post-war
How can we accept equality in the
post-war world if we do not have identical
effort today?
Air-WACs have landed in the midst of
the war effort. They're doing their part,
and ask the soldier who works with one if
she has the situation well in hand.
We salute the Air-WACs for the splen-
did work done today; to be done tomorrow.

Basketballs and Bullets

Basketball teams are now popping up
from Base units like winter wheat herald-
ing the approach of spring, and we can't
help but compare the deadeye dicks of the
court to the deadeyes picking off the
One reason why our American troops
make such excellent combative soldiers is
their early training in sports.
An athlete who can send a basketball
zooming through the net iA certain to be
a man who can knock off a Jap at 200
The thousands of soldiers now partici-
pating in the Drew leagues are sharpening
their eyes and co-ordinating their muscles
for tomorrow, when they will sweep away
Axis troops with greater efficiency-
thanks to their sports training at Drew

He.held her in the hollow of his hand.
What should he do with her? He had
picked her up from the gutter. She was
beautiful, but he was old, too old to play.
As he looked at her his eyes" grew bright
at the memory of his youth. Then he took
out his handkerchief, wiped off the pretty
marble and put it in his pocket.
PX No. 1.

"She's looking for a GI who said he was
Pvt. Benjamin Field."

Jrom Our Capla in-

'Preparation For Battle

Saint Paul tells us there is no authority except
The authority that is in the individual has been giv
God, and it is the duty of the individual to pray to (
help him use his authority properly. Those who are
authority should be humble, loyal and faithful. They
pray, too, for God's grace for their superiors as well
themselves. Saint Paul uses the soldier as an examp

every Catholic.
He compares the Catholic to a
soldier getting ready to fight.
And by the authority of God the
Catholic, too, must wear certain
equipment. As the soldier dons
his equipment each implement of
warfare is like unto a Catholic
putting similar equipment on his
soul in order to fight sin.
The breastplate of charity, for
kindness saves a man from many
a mortal wound; the helmet of
salvation, for thought of your fu-
ture life will help you keep your
head;, the sword of truth and
chastity, for these are fighting
virtues, powerful against lying,
cowardice and unfair play.
Saint Paul, pray for us.
The instrument panel on a big
plane is a source of mystery to
most people. How can a pilot be
expected to watch all those
gauges and meters and fly his
ship ,at the same time? The
answer is this: He knows which
ones to watch. He has studied
each one in his course of training,
Through practice in flying his
ship he gets the feel of things.:

When there is a pull to o
he knows what indicator
to. When there is a co
sputter in a motor he
where to look for the trout
his instrument panel.
When he attains the
reason a man begins to solo
terribly dangerous it is t
flight when you can't mak
or tail out of the inst
panel. You have a life i
hands that you can take
to heaven and make a be
"happy landing" there. B
must learn how to use i
strument panel or else y<
The instrument panel fo
flight across life is made
the Commandments. The
points these out to you
panel seems big and comic
but you learn where to 1
times of temptation-in ti
trouble. Look over these
fully. Check your th
words and deeds on the
meant panel of life-THE

Weekly Religious Service
Sunday, January 16

Chapel 1-Ave. C and 8th St.
Chapel 2-Ave. E and 6th St.
Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St.
Chapel 4-Ave. L and 2d St.
Chapel 5-Ave. N and 2d St.
Chapel 6-Closed.
Chapel 7-Ave. M and E. 1st St.
Chapel 8-Ave. N and 5th St.
Chapel 9-Ave. K and 5th St.
Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d St.
Station Hospitdl Chapel Bldg. B-9.
(First Sunday):
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1,
and 8 a.m., Chapel 4.
Presbyterian, 8 a.m., Chapel 3.
Methodist, 9*15 a.m., Chapel 3.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4.
Baptist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 5.
General Protestant Services, 10:30
a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7,
8 an'd 9.
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and
8 a.m., Chapel 4.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4.
Evening Services, 7 p.m., Chapels
3, 4, 5 and J.
Station Hospital Chapel, Bldg.
B-9: Morning worship, 10:15
a.m.; evening worship, 6:30
p.m.; Bible Hour, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday; Daily Noon-day
Prayer, 12:45 p.m.
Christian Service Men's League,
7 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel 5.

Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.; Fr
p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Chapel 3; Wednesday, 1:1
Base Hospital. .
Sunday services at 9:15
Chapel 1; Monday and
day conferences, 4 to
Chapel 1.
Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m.
Hospital Chapel, Bldg.
a.m., Chapel 2; 9 a.m.,
2 and 5; 11:30 a.m., Ch
6 p.m., Chapel 2.
Weekday Masses: 7:30 a.r
tion Hospital Chapel, Bld
6 p.m., Chapel 4; 6 p.m.,
2 (except Wednesday).
Confessions, Saturday 4 to
and 7 to 9 p.m., Chapels
4; 7 p.m., Station Hospi

Station Hospi


Girl, 5 pounds, 13 ounces
(396th Bomb Group) and
Richard Secconde, January
Boy, 7 pounds, % ounce.
Sgt. (Hq. Detach, AWUT(
Mrs. John E. Matthews, Jan
Boy, 6 pounds, 15 oun
Sgt. (Hosp. Med. Detach
Mrs. William Lee, January

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 limitationequire.

Good Place to Talk
Dear Editor:
I was lucky. Quite by accident, I discovered
the "Let's Discuss" group. But other GIs from
Drew Field might not. So, if you have space in
your column, this may serve as a sign post for
soldiers with ideas to propound.
The point is that a group of soldiers (wives
and other feminine attachments are included)
meet Sunday nights at 7 p.m. at the USO east-
of the YMCA. They bounce around each other's
thoughts on post-war problems in particular, and
other problems in general.
Usually, there's an authoritative moderator
to start the discussion and hold it in the groove
when it threatens to veer. The topic for Sunday,
Jan. 9, is "The War's Effect on the British Em-
S pire."
Hot civilian coffee and homemade cookies
are served, which makes it physically, as well
as mentally, a good deal. It's free.
Trg. Co. A, 4th Trg. Btn.
(The ECHOES, Nov. 18, 1943, issue ran
an article on the above-mentioned discus-
sion group. We thank reader Knapp .for
his letter and feel as he does, that more
Go soldiers should take advantage of this op-
en by portunity.-Ed.)
en by
God to Lay That Magazine Down!
under Dear Editor:
should The. other night I went to the PX after retreat
as for and bought a few things, among them a pulp
le for magazine. As I was going to the movies I figured
I'd take the magazine with me and read one story
ne side before the picture started.
to look I had no sooner started reading when an MP,
h or (I have always considered the movie MPs a little
knows more high and mighty and insolent than neces-
uile on sary, anyway.) ordered me to put the magazine
away. All the explanation I could get was that
use of I couldn't read in the theater before the show.
:. How Can you please give me an explanation for
Ssolo- this? Is this still a free country?
rument An indignant soldier,
n your 564th SAW Bn.
e clear Magazine-reading "Moviegoer Polechio
lut you may like to know that the MP carried out
the in- his orders to the letter. Lt. George J.
ou will May Jr., Base theater officer, explains
or your that if reading were permitted in theaters
up of too many men would leave newspapers
Church and magazines on the floor, thus creating
. The
licated a fire hazard.-Ed.
look in
times of
care- USO Smokes 19c a Pack
oughts, Dear Eds:
"TEN The USO Club in town, just outside Plant
)D. Park Replacement Depot, is indirectly exploiting
the American soldier. Cigarettes bought in their
cigarette machines are 19 cents the pack! Why?

S Wants PA System Improved
Dear Editor:
The new public address system is a damn
iday, 8 good idea, especially on the noon-day news angle,
, all in a thing which has been lacking on Drew for a
15 p.m., long while. However, there is one gripe con-
cerning this: Why the echo? Half the time you
can't hear anything that's said (especially on
CE certain parts of the field) merely because it's
m said two or three times due 'to some technical
Thars- frailty in the setup, apparently.
7 p.m., So much for the oral angle, but for the
music-thorns. You can't distinguish one scratch
from another. It's all run together like hang-
over thoughts.
Yours for less spirit and more hear-it,
B-9; 8
Chapels Wants WACs at Service Club
Dear Sir:
m., Sta- In the fact that Drew Field has such a nice
Ig. B-9; club for the enlisted personnel and so many of
Chapel the boys seem to make such good use of it,
6 p.m.maybe you could let us in on why the WACs
S2 and don't do the same. I am sure the girls could
ital. enjoy themselves just as much as the boys do
and surely they could put a little more life in
it for all. That club is for them as much as it
ifal is for the boys so let's see if we can't get them
over more often.
Thank you,

, to'Lt. Liked Dee Editorial
d Mrs. Dear Sir:
7. Congrats on your Dee editorial. Coming on
,to 1st the heels of your outcry against Laraine Day's
C) and press agent, it shows you to be a liberal, intelli-
iuary 7. gent, thoroughly just and enthusiastic organ.
ces, to Keep it up!
.) and Sincerely yours,

___ ____



Meet Gas Finder

COMBUSTIBLE GAS INDICATOR is put to work in the
hangar by Lt. 'Michael H. Allison, assistant engineering
officer of the 26th Sub-Depot. Holding hose in pit is Mrs.
Elizabeth Beazley. At Allison's left is Miss Louisa Amaker.
The device indicates the toxic and explosive dangers of
gasses, and is used by the Base fire marshal's office in its
intensive fire safety campaign; The fire marshal's office
makes spot checks with the indicator at places that may
harbor gasses.



Officers and men of the 564th SAW treated themselves,
their wives and girl friends to a party at the Palm Room of
the Hotel Tampa Terrace last Wednesday night and every-
one turned out for a buffet dinner, refreshments and music
furnished by a 14 piece orchestra.

Taken by Drew GIs

Cevil L. Layman, 28 and Eve-
lyn Masters, 32, Chicago.'
Joseph R. Reilly, 24 and Lor-
etta C. Clarke, 22, New York.
John Athony Dalman, 24 and
Helen Frances Miller, 22, Day-
tona Beach.
John Clary Jr., 19, and Lor-
raine White, 18, Little Rock.
Robert Carl Ritter, 24 an Hel-
en Frances Nestlerode, 21, 'ampa.
James Pierpont Bland, 25 and
Betty Jeanette Hermann, 20,
Charleston, W. Va.
John Dunning Boice, 35 and
Irene Ellen Gesso, 21, Tampa.
Jack Clayton Aufden Garten,
21 and Caroline Marie Fuchs, 21,
Hays O. Williams, 41 and
Wanda H. Rylander, 35, Mission,
Kenneth Aury Abrams, 22 and
Edna Genevieve Law, 21, Tampa.
Neville R. Ridgely Jr., 22 and
Helen Scruggs, 21, Roanoke, Va.
Clifford C. Kohimeyer, 35 and
Helen J. Lamping, 35, Cincinnati.
John B. Taylor, 37 and Kathryn
McCubbin, 32, Daytona Beach.
Charles K. Dobson, 40 and Ruby
G. Wilson, 50, Plant City.
Eugene Richard Sherwin, 26
and Dinna Marie Sarich, 25,
Edwin J. Walbourn Jr., 23 and
Frances Louise Fisher, 24, Jop-
lin, Mo.
Elder Carl Reninga. 26 and
Dorothy Ann Reninga, Tampa.
Preston B. Thomas, 23 and
Clydes Ann Hernandez, 18, Tam-
Haywood W. Moore Jr., 19 and
Mary Alice Hedges, 18, Bastell,
N. Y.
William Fletcher Pace, 24 and
Bonnie Corinne Sampson, 21,
Wilfred Whitehead Jr., 22 and
Bennie Allen, 26, Tampa.
John P. Lavin, 23 and Miriam
Ann Beetz, 20, St. Louis.
Leo C. Garcia, 21 and Georgina
A. Sanchez, 21, Tampa.
Albert J. Bowley, 22 and Mar-
jorie R. Marchand, 20, Hudson,
N. Y.
Charles Berinstein, 33 and Lil-
lian Hold, 26, Albany, N. Y.
Lynn Henry Farmham, 21 and
Katherine Sailor, 21, Buffalo.

The 564th outdid themselves
in supplying entertainment. Star
feature of the dinner-dance was
the awarding of three door prizes
to the first three lucky girls. A
necklace was the first prize.
"This party is one of the big
things I'll remember about the
fighting 564th," said Cpl. John
Major George M. Higginson,
Commanding Officer and Captain
Raymond F. O'Bray, executive
officer of the 564th, led their men
when the orchestra played the
Grand March.
"The officers and men of the
outfit deserve the best and we
think this is it," said the major
in commenting on the success of
the affair.
The 564th is considered by
many as the granddad of all the
Aircraft Warning units on the
field, because of many men who
have received training in it and
have later transferred.
Arrangements for the dinner-
dance were under the direction
of 2nd Lt. F. Schilling and 2nd
Lt. J. Saville.



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gallant fight against the Brown
Bomber that popular demand
necessitated a return bout.
The second fight was staged in
January, 1942.
Buddy didn't do so hot in his
rematch with Louis. The Brown
Bomber put him away for keeps
in the first round.
The Baer brothers, with their
punchmaking and their antics, did
much to stimulate interest in box-
ing at a time when the sport was
on the decline. They undoubtedly
will put on a good show for Drew
Field GIs. *

GIs Foil Chiggers

With Nail Polish

Soldiers in this area are writing
home for nail polish. But don't
get the wrong idea. The polish is
an excellent antidote for chigger

Col. J. Smith

Staff Chief

At 3AF Hqs.
Colonel Joseph Smith, 42-year-
old air operations expert who
participated in the momentous
Allied war conferences at Que-
bec and Cairo, has been ap-
pointed chief of staff of the Third
Air Force.
He succeeded Brig. Gen.
Thomas D. White, Third Air
Force chief of staff since June,
1942, who has been transferred
to Washington for an undisclosed
Colonel Smith has a broad
background in flying and mili-
tary staff work.
Since May, 1943, he has been
a member of the joint war plans
committee working with the joint
chiefs of staff in Washington. He
was one of the American officers
taking part in the war confer-
ences of the combined chiefs of
staff when President Roosevelt
and Prime Minister Churchill
met in Washington and later at
Quebec, and when they met re-
cently with Generalissimo Chiang.
Kai-shek in Cairo.
A graduate of the United States
Military Academy, Col. Smith is
a Pennsylvanian.




Nothing much exciting
happened this week so we
dug up some interesting sta-
We find that our company
has more men from Pennsyl-
vania than from any other
state. 'New Jersey runs a
close second to the Keystone
Polk, Coleman and Landry
come from the smallest towns,
Luling, La.; Cave Creek, Ariz.;
Carson, Miss., all three having
populations of around three hun-
dred. Speaking of home towns,
don't ever ask Clifford Wise why
the trains all back into his home
town of Knoxville, Tenn. "Just
kidding, Cliff, just kidding."
There are three Smiths and
three Johnsons in our company,
but only one "Hazen C. Mitchell."
Who said fathers won't be
drafted till June? We have 22
fathers in this company right
now and several prospective.
(Pop) McGuckin and R. Cahill
have three each and several of
the boys have two..The Safety
Harbor men "Sgt. Gantz, Urban
and McGuckin are all fathers.
Guess they have real men out
there, eh boys?
Corporal Winckowski had a
draft classification of 5F for
awhile, that's single man with.
While "Sinatra" Rubin is on
furlough "Lover" Poland is doing
the crooning in B39 (listen to
those girls scream).
We've been kidding the Motor
Pool boys in this column lately
so this week it's Tom Butcher's
turn. What's this we hear about
punching bags that hit back? Say
it ain't so, Tom.
Yours truly and his stooge,
Norman (the Ghost Walks) Hog-
enson think they have a system
to beat the greyhounds. All we
do is enter Shultzie in a race and
then drive a motorcycle around
the track. (Look at that dog
Piccadilly .. What I do every
time I bet on a dog race. Love
. When someone else thinks
you're wonderful too.
'Fellows who drive with one
hand are headed for the church
aisle. Some will walk down it,
some will be carried.
Famous Last Words There
goes Rusty.

He's Still in Army
Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (CNS)
-A draftee gave this reason for
seeking a deferment: "Convalesc-
ing from a traumatic perishovitis
of the flexor digitorum sublimis
in profundus muscle at the meta-
carpophalangeal joint." The
Army said no, a sore finger
wasn't a good enough excuse.

POOR TAMPA at least "poor" Tampa is that much
not the "richer." And why? It seems that the locals have had
their posteriors spanked by OPA to the tune of ... get this, it's
terrific (attention, every soldier in Tampa) .. to the tune
of one-third of the approximately $90,000 paid by merchants
in EIGHT Southeastern States on OPA claims charging above
ceiling prices. (Wonder what happened to last month's pay?)
OPA LOOKA HERE! Is there a ceiling price on a bag of the
lowly peanuts? If not why not? Venders who ply the Drew
Field bus line have upped the price from 5 to 10 cents a bag,
and definitely have not put any more nuts in the bag. Are
they that scarce, or are the soldiers getting smart and not buying
so many?
SEEN at the Terrace: A sailor, striding in proudly with an Air-
WAC on each arm. Seems like the services are really co-operating.

FRANK SINATRA, Oh, Frank Sinatra ... dreams come and dreams
go, but Frankie, you stay on forever. I'm a man. I'm a big strong man,
with all of the aspects that go into making a man, and, Frankie
. dear, Frankie, I've gotta hand it to you. I remember you when,
and I mean when, but you have come a long way in a short time,
and I have just returned from seeing you in a movie. You won the
debutante, and you also won the hearts of the lads in the audience.
I don't know what you do, or what you have, but I'd sure like to
have some of it. Maybe I wouldn't have to sing (from your latest
picture) "A Fine way to spend an evening." Alone!
SPEAKING OF "ALONE," I would still love to learn what the
heck there is to do of an evening in Tampa and still stay out of
trouble and on the beam, have a good time, and, not spend all my
pay in one "gay" and "grand" evening, (in some cheap pub where
they take all your dough, and don't even give the "yeast.")

BREAKFAST is over time to shake the bed clothes off, take a
shower and go to work. As I look around my "room" with the
white Venetian blinds, the carpeted floor, and the comfortable
chair in the corner, I sigh to think what the infantry is doing this
cool morning (Then I take a shot in the other arm, stare at
reality, and take a well-aimed poke at my typewriter.)

MORNINGS in the Army are the lonesomest part of a soldier's
day, I think. Everything that was lovely and so far away in your
dreams suddenly seems lovely and. far away.

UNDERSTAND there are big doings at the golf course today!
If you all get a chance, pop out there and see our good friends from
baseball prove that they are equally as good on the "green."

THE PEOPLE I work with have certainly never been schooled
in the art of punctuation. Yesterday one of the femmes came over
to may desk and said, very sweetly, "May I borrow your paste, pot"?
Now I ask you, is that the place for a comma? (Or is it?)





569th Observes

First Birthday,

Tears, Beer Flow

The 569th SAW Battalion's first anniversary was no
passed in silent commemoration. Quite the contrary, it wa:
the occasion for one of the most successful parties in recent
memory. The hosts and inventors of the event were mem
bers of the Headquarters and Plotting Company.
The company's gaily decorated
dayroom was the scene of happy
eating, drinking and entertain- Mom and Pop
ment the activities Were on
the "galore" side. A program of
vast proportions, MC'd by Lt.
Julius M. Kleizo, moved along at
a terrific pace set by the lively
crowd that thronged around the
beer table. ,

The show started with a bang-
up barber shop trio that for a
while worried the men responsi-
ble for the public address sys-
tem. The trio, made up of M/Sgt.
Dean, Sgt. Backman and Cpl. Du-
puis, carried on, however, with-
out mishap to the machinery.
Then followed a lively extem-
poraneous exhibition by S/Sgt.
Berkowitz, who was rewarded
with loud and long applause. Lt.
Kleizo, not to be outdone and
filled with the subject of his song,
gave out at the mike.
By special permission of Spe-
cial Service, Pfc. Jules Gitlin,
well-known stage and radio
performer, put on an inspired
performance. Another headlin-
er and favorite of Drew Field
audiences with his singing and
guitar was Cpl. Conklin, who
brought the boys together in a
spirited community sing.
And headquarters and Plot-
ting's own Stan Sivik was there
with his accordion to spread a
little magic.
Stan was brought back again
and again to prolong the pleasure
that his music-making gives.
Topping off the show was Cpl.
Isherwood in an extraordinary
potpourri of boogie-woogie.
The 69th AAF Band supplied
the musical background for the
evening's entertainment and im-
promptu jitterbugging. T/Sgt.
Harris, T/4 "Scotty" Meldrum
and Pvt. Stanton did their parts
later in the evening to round out
the program.
One of the big moments of the
party came when Capt. Sullivan,
Headquarters and Plotting Com-
pany commander, assisted by
PFirst Ser tara "Ed^di W; itr.p .

HIS PARENTS are the favorite
pinups of Cpl. Arthur Kano-
witz, 591st SAW Battalion. To
him, he says, they embody
everything we're fighting for.
"My mother and dad are the
happiest couple in the world,"
Kanowitz says.


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decisions. The first question will
be fired at 7 p.m.
There is still a chance to sub-
mit questions to the experts.
Get your questions to the
ECHOES, Base Special Service
Office, 8th St. and Ave. B, by
5 p.m. today. Use the question
box on page 3, or write your
question on a piece of paper, or
telephone it. The number is

r- ssteeant -B ae ',- Sewell, who mixes curves. and
cut the magnificent birthday fast balls with his "blooper
cake, reminding everybody that pitch," has been one of the senior
it was the 569th's first anniver- circuit's most consistent winners
scary. for five years. His "blooper ball"
The boys, holding back tear soars 25 to 30 feet in the air be-
or two, sanga chorus of "Happy fore dropping across the plate.
Birthday." Sewell will demonstrate the
The company officers were pitch tonight.
present to help celebrate, and Lopez, regarded as one of the
Lt. Col. Joseph H. Dunlap, bat- major leagues' cleverest catch-
talion commander, dropped in. ers, was Sewell's battery mate in
to wish the 569th a happy most of Rip's victories.
anniversary. WANER A HITTER
Oceans of that pale amber fluid Last season Waner whacked
were dispensed by T/Sgt. Pete the ball to the tune of a .318
Masciale (the Jersey jitterbug) batting average. Derringer, who
and T/5 Leo Saritsky, and the needs no introduction to resi-
food was dished out by Pvt. Pag- dents of this area, has been
lia. Committee credits go to Lt. among the National League's top
Kleizo, entertainment, T/Sgt. hurlers since 1939. He's with the
Harris, beer and food, Sgt. Calla- Cincinnati Reds, who trained at
han,. decorations, S/Sgt .Harris, Plant Park here until war trans-
effects, and Sgt. Trumbull, ar- portation problems developed.
rangements. Cooney, a Dodger, made big
Next year they'll probably have league history two years ago
another party no telling by challenging the leaders of
where! the National League hitting
race at the age of 40.
Coughs Identify Newhall, one of .radio's best
SI known sports commentators, con-
568th in pducted broadcasts over Cincin-
568 ineup.s nati's Station WLW, as well as
NBC and the Yankee Network.
Coughs not colds, identify men The baseball quiz is the first
of the 568th Battalion according of a series of recreational and
to Sgt. John McCarthy. At long educational programs sponsored
last the Florida weather can be by .the ECHOES Forum, which
utilized. The damp foggy morn- will strive to bring to Drew Field
ings have resulted in numerous persons prominent in sports, en-
coughs on the Base, and Sgt. Mc- tertainment, science, journalism,
Carthy of the Medics has put religion and other fields.
them to use. Men in his platoon
need not answer "Here" at rev- Our Gal Sal points out that a
eille. Sergeant McCarthy can dramatic actress must memorize
recognize the coughs and knows her lines, a chorus girl must de-
just who is present in ranks. velop hers.

WAC Keeps

396th Bomb

Men on Toes

"Would'st some power th(
gift to gie us;
t To see ourselves- as ithers
see us."
t Evidently the S-1 section
396th Bomb Group is a three
ring circus for it proved high-
ly fascinating to Cpl. Weibel,
a most lovable Air-WAC frorr
Base Classification.
The continual confusion of
crazy questions, pounding type-
writers, men coming .and going.
and scavenger hunts for the
queerest objects provided her an
afternoon of entertainment.
Although here on strictly busi-
ness, it is doubtful if she could
have accomplished a great deal
and it is also improbable that S-1
functioned properly.
This was the first time we have
been fortunate enough to come in
contact with the WACs which no
doubt caused the men to be
sightly over-anxious.
Immediate solution: More
WACs, more contacts. But to go
on in the more normal slower
channels, this correspondent sug-
gests at least an occasional visit
from the better-halves, as we
found Cpl. Weibel to be swell
company and an interesting con-
Pet Beefs: (No Ration Points
Needed) S/Sgt. McNamara, Mes-
sage Center, "I file everything
except some insignificant letter,
everybody wants."
Captain Chambers, Group Den-
tist: "In civilian life my patients
waited for their appointments,
now I wait for the patient."
Hint to Humor: Read,the letters
to Grandpa from Bebo Klunk in
coming issues of the ECHOES. It
is a new slant on an old subject,
written by one of our pride and
Roll Call: Lt. Gaynor, Stat.
Officer, fails to answer. He has
gone to the 3d Bomber Com-
mand, so we will still hear from
him when he complains of our

Second Bar, Babe

For AW Officer

Three promotions among offi-
cers in A-l at AWUTC Head-
quarters give the double-bars to
Captains William C. Sturgeon,
Richard Crowle and William
For Capt.-Sturgeon, it marked
the first of two "promotions" on
consecutive days, because the
very next day he was informed
of his "advance in rank" from
husband to father.
A 7-pound baby girl, Patricia
Gregg, was born to Mrs. Sturgeon
in Mobile, Ala.-their first child.
Almost fully recovered from his
experience, Capt. Sturgeon, assist-
ant A-1 officer at headquarters,
expects to bring his wife and new
daughter here in about six weeks.

Demonstrations consisted of an
anti-gas display illustrating the
proper methods of individual

spray from planes give thou-
sands of soldiers thrill at
protection against various war
gases which may be used by the
Axis nations in the present war.
SThe proper use of gas de-
tectors, as issued by the Chem-
ical Warfare Service to all
units of the Army, was shown.
Actual mustard gas was used
in this exercise. This was fol-
lowed by an exhibition by
members of the Mobile Unit
in which the most efficient
method of decontaminating a
Sgassed area and building was
The climax of the exhibition
came when two A-24's of the
AWUTC Flight Section roared
in at low level and released in-
cendiary bombs and spray from
the spray tanks to give the thou-
sands of spectators a realistic
idea of what kind of chemical
attack to expect in this age 'of,
air power.
The effectiveness of airplane
spray of war gases was proved
as was the usefulness of the new
cellophane protective cover which
offers temporary protection from
gases falling in spray and drop-
lets from the sky.
The evening demonstrations
were featured by a dramatic
exhibition of the deadly de-
structiveness of American in-
cendiary bombs which are be-
ing dropped on Hitler's cities
by our Air Forces with dis-
astrous effects. The most ef-
fective and efficient methods of
controlling and putting out

Fires caused by incendiary
bombs were carried out and
Illustrated by the members of
the Mobile Chemical Warfare
Lieutenant Murphy of the
Third Air Force Unit was con-
gratulated on a fine job of
chemical training and acquaint-
ing Drew field personnel in
mea-ures for defense against
chemical attack, following the

First Sarge

Returns to

570th Fold

Company C of 570th SAW
has just welcomed back its
wandering 1st Sgt. Larry
McGowan. Looks like the
sergeant had a short pass and
along extension.
How's Philly Chum? Oh, oh,
and Bette? We are pleased to
welcome 1st Lt. Francis A. Dohn
as CO of our company. In the
same breath we are sorry to re-
port that Lt. Dohn is hospitalized
with that common enemy-the
flu. Speedy recovery, Lt. Dohn.
Lieutenant Trempe, who is sec-
ond in command is doing a su-
perb job. Good going lieutenant.
The pass situation is here
again. Say, you married GIs,
how about leaving at 5:30 p.m.
instead of hanging around until
10 p.m. Looks like you married
men like the Army better than
your wives. (Okeh, you missed
that throw).
What happened to Pfc. Robert
White, the top carpenter? We
don't see him dashing around
with a hammer in one hand, and
a ladder, a barrel and a sledge
in the other., Aw, Aw.
All our wandering boys have.
returned to the fold. S'all right,
Cpl. Votinelli, tell us her name.
(We can't get in town no how.
That' what you think.)
The famous duo of now you,
see them and now you don't team
of Pfc. Mattevi and Hicks are no
more. Hicks is now senior mem-
ber of a CQ team.
Snappy 1st Sgt. Votto has been
accepted for Aviation Cadet
Training. Lots of luck and the
best of going sergeant.
That's all for now as your two
reporters take off to hibernate
until it gets a little warmer. Con-
fidentially, we all like frost.

5 AW Wedding Bells Toll


All in one week, mind you, three men of Headquarters
of 5th SAW relinquished the liberties of bachelorhood to
bind themselves, forever, in matrimonial knots. For a while,
it looked like a marriage marathon with guests sprinting
from chapel to chapel around the post.
It all began with Cpl. John H.
Lowe: of 5th's Muscles Depart- adequately covered and every-
ment ringing in the New Year one wishes the new couples lots
with wedding bells in Chapel of happiness.
Number 5, December 31. His Obser'ers
bride is the former Miss Madge Coem ny Ground Obse erk
Fennell. Company of the 591st, Cpl. Zank
AND ANOTHER turned gardener and with five
assistants he tackled his first
Then, the next day, a lot of uandscaping job. Lo and be-
happy people appeared at the uandscaing job. Lo and be-
samp cpel to ieaedsst the ma hold, in less time than it takes
ae of S/Sgt. Art Raynor of the to say "strike three," a new soft-
Insector's Section toaynr o Mare ball diamond was created.
Inspector's Section to Miss Mar- Bats and balls will soon be
guerite Day. That was at 3 p.m. available and we can expect to
and at 3:30 p.m. they were due at vaeable and we can exect to
Chapel Number 4 to witness the swing in a very short time. ful
nuptial ceremony involving Lt. First Sgt. Guadiello of that
Rex E. Rhine, also of theIn-company returned from his fur-
spector's 'Secti6n, and Miss Mary lough, cheerful and smiling to
endegui. relieve First Sgt. Carroll who
This resulted in something of had been pinch hitting for him
a stampede but all affairs were during his absence. The "Grue-

some Threesome" were at it again
over the holiday and they all say
"never again."
And before it's too late, the
"Pvt. Finklestein" announced in
this column last week, as a news-
caster, is really not a private at
all-he's a corporal.
But his colleagues in Com-
pany A of the 5th SAW are all
mighty proud of his fine work.
"Who knows," says T/5 Murray,
"some day he may be jerkin'
Technician Fifth (Overmodu-
lation) Cunningham, a self-
styled ornithologist, amazed the,
boys in the barracks the other
night by failing to identify a
The men look suspiciously at
Cpl. Carlson now as they whisper
of someone who was chided by an
MP for using opera glasses, the
better to appreciate the singing
of the bulbous, too real, Annie
And Pvt. Cline, we'd like to
clear up something that seems to
have been puzzling you-"No, in-
toxication is not the 49th state."

Allies Prepared

For Gas Warfare

AF Show Proves

Chemical warfare-streamlined to top anything the
Axis can bolster should they revert to gas-was demon-
strated to several thousands of AWUTC and Air Corps sol-
diers this week by the Third Air Force Mobile Chemical
Warfare Training Unit.




Enlisted Men Get Flight Officers' Barsi



Fifteen enlisted pilots of the AWUTC flight section--from
privates to master sergeants--have swapped GI uniforms for flight
officers' pinks and bars.
As flight officers they do the same job they did as enlisted
men-flying AWUTC. missions and making other routine flights.
Those appointed flight officers include John M. Austin, Louis
Conlon, Thomas O. Daniels, Lewis S. Delemeter, Charles Farmer,
Carl R. Geyer, Logan E. Kerr, Vincent Miller, Robert Pickrell,
Roy C. Sanders, James S. Shelton, Lloyd D. Smith, Christ Tsiout-
sias, Garfield R. Turpin and Ward F. Wilkinson.
They fly various planes, in-
cluding A24s B25s and P47s. more than 450 hours in the air,
Daniels was a private before 380 of them in military planes.
winning his blue and gold bars. Geyer is 24 and hails from New
Before coming into the Air Orleans.
Corps he was a Marine lieu- Pickrell, who has been fly-
tenant, flying Grumman fight- Picrell, who has been fly-
rs against Japs in the South aviation cadet. A native of In-
PacificwTheater seven months. dianapolis, he has about 550
He resigned his commission hours to his credit, including
last March and was inducted time in a Billy Mitchell bomb-
into the Army the following er. Pickrell, who is 23, played
May 15. As an Army private he professional baseball ,as a
obtained a service pilot rating shortstop for Daytona Beach in
last September 29, He has been 1940. He enlisted in March,
checked out on a P47. Daniels 1942.
4,is 22, a resident of Los Angeles Tsioutsias has been flying
and a graduate of the Univer- five years. A onetime profes-
sity of Montana. sional roller skater, he en-
Austin, who is 27, has ap- tered glider school in 1942. He
proximately 1,000 hours in the has approximately 410 flying
air. Before entering the Army hours in his log. He is 26 and
he earned $350 a month in- is from Chicago.
structing Air Corps aviation Farmer, 34, of North Holly-
cadets. He also piloted planes wood, was a civilian instructor
S.that towed gliders. A resident who taught Army cadets at
of Monrovia, Calif., Austin is a Thunderbird Field, Ariz., and
.,. ,: master degree graduate of the at Uvalde, Tex. He has been
f University of Southern Cali- flying six years and has
EX. % fornia R amassed a total of 900 hours in
'' '' '...:&"FORMER RCAF PILOT the

NINIL G UP A FLIGHT are Flight Officcers Car R. Geyer, Rober
Sanders and C rist sioutsias.

Geyer used to be with the
Royal Canadian Air Force. He
flew many twin-engine recon-
naissance missions on the prowl
for enemy submarines. He left
the RCAF in June, 1942, and
entered the AAF at Los An-
geles last May. In the RCAF
he was a pilot officer which, he
says, is equivalent to a second
lieutenant in the AAF. He has

Smitn nas been flying 14
years. Married and the father
of two children, Smith has
piloted all types of civil air-
craft. He and Farmer joined
the Air Corps together. and
were called to duty on the
same day.
Sanders, 22, of Elkhorn City,
Ky., is a former aviation cadet
who has about 400 hours in the

HAVING CONTROL tower's okay
Flight Officer Carl R. Geyer is ready
to take on A-24 into the air.

Robert Pickrell awaits his turn to soar.
into the wild blue yonder.

THREE-POINT LANDINGS accomplished, Flight Officers '.
Roy C. Sanders (left) and Christ Tsioutsias head for
AWUTC flight section office.

9~~~~`~~~~~~'~~~~..ua~li .. ~ ~~~~~~r~r'~'~';S~iC\X~


Irate Sgt. Kelner and Cpl. Palermo cornered us at the
503d party the other night. Palermo was quite perturbed
because of the line linking his name with the PX lassie. (He
was with her at the very moment he was chastising us.)
Sergeant Kelner said he didn't
mind anything we wrote about have seen of the brides, they're
him, just so long as we didn't beautiful deals.
under-rank him. We were typo- Sergeant Dexter Haney wishes
graphically confused when we it officially announced that he is
graphically confused when wenot married. He just looks that
called him corporal. way from a Vitamin C deficiency.
Lieutenant E. G. Berger, Spe-
cial Service Officer, on behalf of Headquarters seems to glow,
Lt. Col. Evans expressed sincere now that Cpl. Lester (Laugh-
appreciation to the unmention- ing Boy) Pardue of the Vault
able many who were responsible
for a very colorful and delight- Section is back and beaming.
ful evening. He's a living example of
'PRETTY PICS "Miriam Used Irium."
Sergeant Casey Shaw and Pfc. We were stunned when some-
Lawrence McCarthy are married, body asked Cpl. Williams, the
(No, not to each other, silly.) Virginian of S-2, whether he was
They were wed while on fur- from Brooklyn. The corporal has
lough and from the snapshots weI a southern accent so thick, every

time he speaks, German signal Ai
sets report an aerial invasion. Of Air-W ACs
If you see Cpl. Donald Blood Gets Captaincy
extract a little brown leather pic-
ture wallet, gather round. It's
a photo of his girl and ohmi- Those are captains' bars Doris
gawsh! E. Ward, Commanding Officer of
Sergeant Jesse Weiberg is Drew Field's Air-WAC detach-
cultivating a mustache which meant, is wearing.
looks like a disappointed theory The busy little captain, who
in reforestation, came to Drew in July, began her
Snuffy Smith certainly made career as a "service woman" when
a hit with the WACs at the 503d she volunteered her services as
fete. The girls said that Snuffy a "Farmerette" during the first
would make any girl feel like. World War.
fighting. She graduated from the 4th Of-
That thick black smoke you've ficer Candidate class at the WAC
been sniffing isn't something Training Center, Fort Des Moines,
Chemical Warfare schemed up. October 3, 1942. After serving as
It's from the cigars passed around an instructor at Fort Des Moines,
to celebrate several promotions, a company commander at Drake
Congratulations, Major Strad- University, and battalion com-
leigh, Capt. Crowle, Capt. Lom- mander at Colorado Springs, Cap-
bardi, and Capt. Hedesheimer. tain Ward assumed command of
Double congratulations go to Drew Field Air-WACs.
Capt. Sturgeon. He became cap-
tain and a daddy just a few days GI, 75, Hit by Taxi
apart.Long Beach, Calif. (CNS)-Sgt.
Nazi non-com says Berlin is John W. Westervelt, 75, said to
just like Russian front-item. be the oldest enlisted man in the
Well, that's one soldier who won't Army, was hospitalized here re-
be yelling for another furlough cently with a broken leg after
very soon. a taxi hit him.

Be Careful

What You Say
When your day has ended
And you're set to go to town,
Remember you're a soldier,
Don't let your buddies down.
You may meet a perfect stranger
Or a friend that you know well.
Perhaps they'll get you talking,
But be careful what you tell.
They're always waiting pa-
For that special word that
To find out what we're doing
With our troops, our planes, our
Those words are weighed in
That you let slip by mistake,
And then they're passed to
someone else,
Just waiting for the break.
So, when you're talking, soldier,
Of our movements, you are deaf,
For just a careless word from
Can bring Our Country grief.


.t T What To Do In Town
-A- ,'Im *I

NO MATTER WHERE YANKS are, they manage to find
some way to amuse themselves. A Fifth Army trio in Italy
rides a donkey behind the front lines. (International)

,. 1I

ORIGINAL "KLONDIKE KATE," Kate Matson, shows Jinx
Falkenburg (left) and Evelyn Keyes how to roll their own.
The movie, "Klondike Kate,", described as a colorful
biography of Miss Matson's career, opens at War Depart-
ment theaters 2 and 7 here next Monday.

IJ .. ...
REAL SNOW not being available, Sylvia Chambliss (left)
throws flowers from snow-on-the-mountain plants at Cypress
Gardens, near Tampa. Muriel Kearney, 19-year-old redhead,
was the most beautiful extra girl of 1943 and the one most
likely to succeed.in 1944, according to Hollywood camera-
men-who should know. (International)

7 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club, sup-
per, 607 Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Parish Night, Bingo, 506
Madison St.
Dancing party, 710 Harrison St.
Pftio dance, 214 North Blvd.
10:30 a.m.-Expectant o t h e r s
Class, 607 Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun, 607 Twiggs
9:30 p.m.-New Year's Eve Watch
8:30 p.m.-Hillbilly band, 607
Twiggs St.
SOpen Hodse, 506 Madison St.
Party Night, dancing, 214 North
Formal dance, 214 North Blvd.
9:30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506 Madi-
son St.
Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St.
3 p.m.-Philharmonic Symphony
broadcast, 607 Twiggs St.
4 p.m.-Fireside Party Hour, 214
North Blvd.
S5 p.m.-Supper, 821 S. Rome Ave.
7 p.m.- Club Sing, 214 North
7:15 p.m.--"Let's Dis c u s s," 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd.
2 p.m.-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs
7 p.m.-Classical Music, 607 ,
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Games, ping-pong tour-
nament, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
braska Sts.
Debating Club (1st and 3d
weeks), 710 Harrison 'St. (Ne-
Spanish Class (2d and 4th
weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Ne-
8:30 p.m.-S ingcopation, 607
Twiggs St.
Special Program, 214 North
Movie, 506 Madison St.
Noon-Wives' Lunch o n, 607
Twiggs St.
2 p.m.-Wives' Handicraft" Club,
607 Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun,607 Twiggs
8 p.m.-Party, Service Center, 214
forth Blvd.
Photo Club (1st and 3d weeks),
214 North Blvd.
Dramatic Club (2d d 4th)
weeks). 214 North Blvd.
8:30 p.m.-Community Sing, 506
Madison St.
Typing Class, 710 Harrison St.
Couples Party Night, 607 Twiggs
9 p.m.-Chess Club, 214 North
S9:30 p.m.-Educational Movie and
Typing Class. 710 Harrison St...
7 p.m.- Dance instruction, 214
North Blvd.
7:30 p.m.-Glee Club practice, 507
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Dance, 506 Madison St.
Bridge, 214 North Blvd.
Spanish Class, 710 Harrison St.
.Hit Parade, Sing & Square
dancing. 607 Twiggs St.
8:30 p.m.- Feature Movie and
Camera Club, 214 North Blvd.
Coffe Hour, 706 Twiggs St.

Coffee Hour

Fun afUSO

Do you get bored with long,
quiet Sunday afternoons? Want
a lift, and a little fun?
The Open House-Coffee Hour
from 4 to 6 p.m. each Sunday at
the USO, 214 North Boulevard, is
informal, and friendly fun for all.
If you're tired, you can relax
in a comfortable armchair. If
you're in the mood to vocalize
join the crowd at the piano. If
you're hungry, there's coffee and
home made sweets.
Shake off those Sunday dol-
drums, and come to the USO.
They're waiting to show you a
good time.

7:30 p.m.- Bridge Tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tour-
naments, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
braska Aves.
8:30 p.m.-Formal dance for offi-
cers, Elks club, Florida and
Party, Christian Service Cen-
ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.-Dance for Drew Field
men, 1008 Kay St. (Negro);
also Christian Service Center,
Tampa and Tyler Sts.
8 p.m.-Watch Night Service.
Christmas party at American
Legion Service Men's Club,
602 Tampa St.
United Seamen's Service Cen-
ter,. Eagle and Parker Sts.-all
day celebration and merrymak-
7 p.m.-Special Christmas Party,
Elks Club, Florida Ave. "and
Madison St.
7:30 p.m.-Soldiers chorus, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and
Florida Sts.
8 p.m.-Open House, YMHA, Ross
and Nebraska Aves.
1 p.nm.-Open House, Tampa and
Tyler Sts.
2 p.m.-Special guest hour, 710
Harrison St. Intersocial Club,.
game:-, 506 Madison St.
5 p.m.-Navy Mothers Club, 305%
Water St.
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreth-
ments, Florida Ave. and Tyler
St., First Methodist Church.
6 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian
Service Center, broadcast over
7 p.m.-Vespers Service, Men's
: Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro).
8 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field or-
chestra, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
baska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellow-
ship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts.
9 p.m.-Informal hour, Tampa and
Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.--Symphony. Orchestra
practice, TampE and Tyler Sts.
'8 p.m.- Ping-pong tournament,
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska
Dance, 1008 Kay St.
6:30 p.m.-Victory Girls chorus.
1008 Kay St.
7 p.m.-Tampa Chess Club. De-
Soto Hotel.
8 p.m.-Bowling tourney, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Au-
7:30 p.m.-Ping-pong tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Community sing, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
9:15 p.m.-Camera Club and
Bridge instruction, 214 North

Visit Your


Main beverage,
clothing, and
store 2d St. & Ave. F.
Special Orders PX Office, 1st
St. & Ave. B.
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 2d & Ave. N
No. 12 Flight Line
No. 15 West Area
3d F. C. 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence

Knights of Columbus
Invites Soldiers
Knights of Columbus meetings
are held on the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month.
The meetings are held at the
corner of Cass and Tampa streets,
above the military bus station.

"W' ell here

w ere:

St. Petersburg

Information, guest cards, etc., at
the Recreation Office, Defense
Building, 5th St.. and 2d Ave. N.
Phone 4755.,
a.r-. to 11 p.m. daily, Ph. 6994,
Unior Bus Station, for service
men and their families.
HOME -CENTER, 256 Beach
Drive North, open daily from 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing.
Coffee and cookies. Laundry,
ironing and sewing facilities.
Bathhouse, suits and towels for
bathers. Showers, shaving and
naps. Dance instruction.
PIER CENTER. Municipal Pier.
Informal dancing. Game rooms,
pool table, writing rooms, lounges.
Dance instruction Wednesday.
USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Writ-
ing room, pool, games, mailing
service, sewing service, stationery,
shaving service ,etc.
7:30 P.M. Jook Dance, Pier
7:30 P.M.-Music Hour; Listen to
favorite recordings, USO Club.
1 P.M.-Radio Hour, USO Club.
7 P.M.-Game program, USO
8 P.M.-*-Dance, Tinsley's Orches-
tra, Pier Center.
9 A.M. Coffee Hour,' Home
Leisure Hour, USO Club.
2:30 P.M.-Ted Dance, USO Club.
3 P.M.-C 1 as si c a 1 Recordings,
Pier Center.
5 P.M.-Canteen Supper,.Home :
Snack Supper, USO Cldb.
7 P.M.-Informal dancing Par
Pie& Center.
7:30 P.M.-Dance and Game Night,
Pier Center.
Dance Instruction, Ralph Case,
instructor, USO Club.
8:30 P.M. Informal Dancing,
USO Club.
7 P.M.-10:30 P.M.-Dance. Air-
port men special guests, Pier
12 Noon-WIVES 'CLUB, Lunch-
eon, Wives of Service men,
cordially invited. YWCA.
7 P.M.-Dance instruction, Pier:
8 P.M.-Dance, Orchestra, Drew'
Field. Service men, Special
guests, Pier Center.
7:30 P.M.- Classical recordings,
USO club.
2 P.M.-Maritime wives meeting,
USO Club.
7 P.M. Games and informal
dancing, Pier Center.
8 P.M.-Dance, Dick Spencer's^
Orchestra, USO Club.



What To Do On Drew

-- I -To conserve paper, mimeographed theater schedules no longer are '
Distributed to your organization. This listing of theater pro-
gramsp radio broadcasts, and Drew Field entertainment may be ,.
snipped from the ECHOES and kept handy for ready reference.
Nos. 1, 2 and 4-6 and 8 p m. No. 1-Ave. F between 6th & 8th Sts.
Nos. and67and9 p.m. No. 2-Ave. B and 6th St.
o -7 p.m.
No. 8-8 p.m. No. 3-2nd St. & Ave. K. .
SUNDAY MATINEES No. 4-1st St. between N & O Aves.
Nos. 1, 3 and 7-2 p.m. No. 5-4th St. between F & G Aves.
DAILY AND SUNDAY MATI. NNEES t~T~o. 6-N Ave. between 9th and 10th o

you last night?"

Need Button?

MHere's Where
Homesick with sewing prob-,
lems are looked after at the
Christian" Service Center, Tampa
and Tyler Sts., Wednesday eve-
At the special "Family Night"
*gathering, 'missing buttons are
-serwed on, rips and tears vanish,
and willing feminine hands re-
pair your uniform inspection per-
While these changes in your
wardrobe are taking place, you
may sing, dance, or play games.
Come early and join the "Hymn
Sing" chorus at 7:30 p.m.

Sodas Sold

At New Club
Milkshakes, sundaes, and other
soda fountain delicacies are now
yours for cash at Service Club
No. 2.
The new Service Club, located
in the AWUTC area at 4th St. and
Ave. L, recently received neces-
sary equipment for the fountain.
Arrangements are underway
for sandwiches, cake and coffee,
Major Chester K. Delano, Base
Special Service officer, said.
Fountain hbotess lis Miss Jennie

Party Tuesday

At Twiqqs USO

You soldiers who "travel in
,pairs" asked for a special party
night-and the USO has answered
your plea.
Every Tuesday at Q:30 p.m. the
:doors of the USO, 607 Twiggs
stVe._t; will be thrown open to
4v2Y7' d your wife or "steady
gl-' There will be games,
Bingo, and tasty refreshments for
Besides giving you an evening
full of fun, the "Couples' Party
Night" at 607 Twiggs will pro-
vide an excellent opportunity for
your wife to become acquainted
with other young women.

Just Like You,

Lt. James Burns

Spittin' image of her pappy is
Sylvia Jeanne Burns, infant
daughter of Lt. and Mrs. James
Martin Burns'. Sylvia Jeanne,
weighing seven and one-half
pounds, arrived Christmas Eve at
the Drew Field station hospital.
The Burns reside at the Pineview
Apartments, 3825 Azeele, Tampa.

Masonic Meetinq

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

No. 5-1, 3 and 5 p.m.
(Tlheters T and 8 are for colored
Theaters 1 and 5
WHAT A WOMAN: Rosalind Rus-
sell, Brian Aherne; Army-Navy
Screen Magazine; RKO Pathe
Theaters 2 and 7
GUNG HO: Randolph Scott, Grace
McDonald, Alan Curtis; Terry
Toon; March of Time.
Theaters 3 and 4
Aumont, Gene Kelley, Peter
Lorre; Grantland Rice Sport-
light; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 6 and 8
CRY HAVOC: Margaret Sullivan,
Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell;
Bugs, Bunny Cartoon; RKO
Theaters 1 and 5
Trevor, Albert Dekker, Barry
Sullavan; Sports Parade; Color
Theaters 2 and 7
GUNG HO: (See cast above);
Terry Toon; The March of Time.
Theaters 3 and 4
WHAT A WOMAN: (See cast
above); Army-Navy Screen Mag-
azine; RKO Pathe News.
Theaters 6 and 8
CRY HAVOC: (See cast above);
Bugs Bunny Cartoon; RKO
Pathe News .
Theaters and 5
THE LODGER: Merle Oberon,
Laird Cregar, George Sanders;
The Magic Carpet; The World of
Theaters 2 and 7
CRY HAVOC: (See cast above);
Bugs Bunny Cartoon; RKO
Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
cast above); Sports Parade;
Color Cartoon.
Theaters 6 and 8
above); Grantland Rice Sport-
light; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 1 and 5
THIEVES: Maria Montez, Jon
Hall, Andy Devine; Terry Toon;
RKO News.

Radio Program

By Drew Field

(All broadcasts now made from
bandshell on Drew Field. Any-
one may observe broadcasts.)
12:15 Noon
Treasury Star.Parade. featuring
popular radio stars.
12:30 P.M.
Drew Field Presents. Featuring
Drew's own soldier talent.
12:45 P.M.
Latest United Press News.
10:35 A.M.
Drew Field Band Broadcast.
8:30 P.M.
The Week in Review. Your
chance to catch up on history-
making events.
7:30 P.M.
Wings and Flashes. Popular
Drew Field talent.

Free Lodging
The Scottish Rite building, 502
E. Lafayette St., houses a free 50-
bed dormitory, reserved for serv-
ice men.

No. 7-Camp DeSoto area.
No. 8-West area.
Theaters 2 and 7
CRY HAVOC: (See cast above);
Bugs Bunny Cartoon; RKO
Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
cast above); Sports Parade; Color
Theaters 6 and 8
WHAT A WOMAN: (See cast
above); Army-Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO Pathe News.
Theaters 1 and 5
THIEVES: (See cast above);
Terry Toon; RKO Pathe News.
Theaters 2 and 7
Tom Neal, Glenda Farrell.
SChaney Jr., Patricia Morrison.
Theaters 3 and 4
THE LODGER: (See cast above);
Magic Carpet; World of Sports.
Theaters 6 and 8
WHAT A WOMAN: (See cast
above); Army Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO Pathe News.
Theaters 1 and 5
Theaters 2 and 7
WHAT A WOMAN: (See cast
above); Army- Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
THIEVES: (See cast above);
Terry Toon; RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
cast above); Sports Parade;
Color Cartoon.
Theaters 1 and 5
Taylor, Susan Peters, Robert
Benchley; RKO Pathe News.
Theaters 2 and 7
WHAT A WOMAN: (See cast
above); Army- Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
THIEVES: (See cast above);
Terry Toon; RKO Pathe News.
Theaters 6 and 8
THE LODGER: See cast above):
Magic Carpet; World of Sports.

I" ,, .. ... ", .

show old, present and future styles. Popular at the turn of
the century was the cumbersome coverall, worn here by
Marietta Elliott (left), while Marion Kerrigan (center) shows
a present-day style. Demonstrating, the scanty shape of
things to come is Tvra Vaughn. (International)
: ,W,,, ,: : . .. v

LIFE BEGINS AT 80 for Adeline de Walt Reynolds, screen
"newcomer,".who has just strated a Red Cross home nursing
course at Los Angeles. Graduating from college at 67, she
crashed the movies at 72. In addition to her new study,
she is also taking fencing lessons. (International)

Service Club

Dance, 8:15 p.m.
Bingo. 8:15 p.m.
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
Recorded Symphonic Music
Program, 8 p.m.

Service Club 2

Music on Records, 8 p.m.
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
Bingo, 8 p.m.
Marion Lohrig Presents,
8:30 p.m.
Dance, 8:15 p.m.

MARKED FOR DEATH is lovely Danielle Darrieux, French
actress who has thrilled movie audiences all over the world.
The clandestine French newspaper, Bir Hakiem, says the
underground has passed a death sentence on Danielle on
charges of collaborating with the Nazis. Smiling in a Coast
Guard uniform is Caesar Romero, recently returned from
overseas. The patch of gray hair is a new acquisition.


Air-WAC Day

In AW Unit

Commends 21

Saturday will. be observed in AWUTC as "Air-WAC
Following issuance of a general order, plans were made
to hold ceremonies appropriately honoring the 21. Air-
WACs who are now an important part of the AW ergani-
zation on Drew Field.
At 5 o'clock in the afternoon,
the Air-WACs will review a Four years as typist with West-
parade by the Second Training inghouse Electric at her home in
Battalion. Following will be Indianapolis helped qualify T/4
a progressive dinner, different Helen Walker for her clerical job
courses served in each of five in A-1. Her brother is an Army
mess halls in the AWUTC area. Air Cadet.
The schedule: Kitchen 20; soup;
Kitchen 24, salad; Kitchen 28, Corporal Marion Whittaker of
meat; Kitchen 29, vegetables; and Bay City, Mich., is an instructor
Kitchen 25, dessertin radio maintenance. Follow-
Kitchen 25, dessertng a year at the University of
TWO TO QNE Detroit, she was employed as
Final event will be a party and clerk by her county draft board,
dance at 8 o'clock in Dayroom and later by an automotive
8B-01, with music by the AW council for war production.
Dance Band and plenty of re- A devoted fan of Dem Bums
freshments served. Each girl will (what Brooklynite isn't?), Sgt.
have as escorts at the party two Rosina Perrone is now a stu-
male GIs. dent mechanic. Back in Brook-
male s. lyn, she was a clerk-reception-
Here's a list of the Air- ist, file clerk and teletype
WACs, with some facts about operator.
each: Driver for the AW motor pool
Waxahachie, Tex., is the wrecker is T/4 Hilda Jacob of
home of Sgt. Elizabeth Rogers, Detroit. She worked as a doctor's
clerk in A-4. She was an office assistant in civilian life.
clerk in civilian life. A former phone operator from
Pfc. Beth Murray's life in the Gloucester, Mass., Sgt. Mary
Army has taken her from O'Brien is now an instructor in
International Falls, Minn., her Aircraft Warning.
home, to Iowa, Louisiana, Dis- Another former "Number,
trict of Columbia, Virginia and please," girl is Pfc. Connie Stan-
finally to Drew Field. She was ley, from Beeville, Tex. She also
an Alpha Phi in college and learned stenography in business
later worked in a railroad ac- college, and is now an AW in-
counting office. She's a clerk structor.
in the A-1 Officers' Section. Pfc. Eleanor Sanders of Mon-
Josephine Hinkle, a corporal, rovia, Calif., is a graduate of
has from Upper Drby, Pa., Pasadena Junior College, after
hails from Upper ,a p e orar which she was toll bill clerk for
where she wasia phone operator Shes now a
and airplane factory lathe worker. a phone company. She's now a
She spent some time as mechanic radio instructor.
on the Drew Field flight line and m p i g H Sn
motor pool is Sgt. Helen Stone-
is now an Aircraft Warning in- braker of Dayton, Pa., who first
structor. Added claim to fame: -
structor. Added claim to fame: joined the WAAC late in 1942.
her brother, Cpl. Fred Hinkle of
the Marine Air Corps, recently
was decorated with the Distin-
guished Flying Cross. DM en
From New Orleans comes Cpl.
Julia Taylor, motor mechanic. At eed Then Catch
member of an antiaircraft crew
eand an athletic instructor--quite
a change from civilian days when Bs of
she did secretarial work. u l
A former International Busi-
ness Machine operator, Pfc. Len-
ore Werner is one of AW's truck By SGT. EDWARD FRANK
mechanics. At the Arboretum, Congratulations are in order for
near the nation's capital, she several 594th Bomb Group men,
operated a giant searchlight. i one in particular, by name "Gol- t
Another searchlight expert die," who has sweated out ser- e
who now keeps the trucks roll- geant for five months. He finally a
S Pf Helen Cherne ofmade it. There will be no living a
ing is Pfc. aeen Chferne f with him now. Everyone had a u
East Ely, Minn. Before enlist- good time in Tampa New Year's
ing, she did clerical work. good time in Tampa New Year's
ng sruting in AircratWrn Eve, except that Shorty couldn't f
InstctiingsinAiwrcraft Wo get into any ofthebars. Florida
uing is interesting work to Pfc. minor laws. (You know).,
Susan Burrows of Bethesda, Md. Some of the boys went fishing
For four years before entering Sunday, and came back loaded r
the Army, she was a stenog- (but not with fish), however. s
rather. They stavedr within the law ?

Eight weeks' training in motor
transport helped qualify Sgt.
Nona Clark for work as a me-
chanic. She's from Granite City,
Ill., attended school in Peoria and
later was secretary in a real es-
state and insurance office.
Another student mechanic is
Sgt. Mary Burch of Suffield, Ohio.
As a civilian, she 'was a phone
operator and post engineer sec-
retary at- an ,ordnance plant in
Columbus. Her hobbies are
photography and sports.
A Californian, from Rosemead,
Pfc. Sara Pollock is now a driver
and mechanic. She formerly was
employed in a Hollywood beauty
salon, a state auto license bureau
and an aircraft plant.
A former report writer for Dun
and Bradstreet, Pfc. Gelilah
Mengel is a clerk-typist in A-1.
Scranton, Pa., is her home.
Corporal Valleda Reel of In-
dianapolis is an instructor at the
IC Dept. She's a graduate of
Illinois Wesleyan and Indiana
State Teachers, and is a former
public school supervisor.
Chicago is the home of Pfc.
Virginia Theis, driver and me-
chanic. Her twin brother, First
Lt. Lawrence Theis, is some-
where in India with the Air
Service Coi~mand.

Didn't take a drink until they,
were beyond the three-mile limit.
A few of them had a little ab-
dominal trouble, namely-Fitz-
gerald, Davis and Herman.
They claimed they were look-
ing over the side for big fish, but
we know better. They must have
fed the fish good because they
returned with 350 pounds of big
Will someone inform our squad-
ron where we can get 12 bolts so
we can set up our pool table? It
seems we left them up at Moses
Lake, Wash. We brought every-
thing we could lay our hands on,
even including the PX girls, but
no bolts.
Something has gone wrong
around here. We had turkey two
weeks in a row. You can all look
for cold cuts from now until Eas-
ter. What a thought!
This place is swell but for one
thing, the weather. (TanMpa
Chamber of Commerce, noth).
You get pneumonia in the morn-
ing and tropical fever during the
day. One of the funniest sights
around here, I guess, is to see our
men wearing heavy fleece-lined
suits in the morning and taking
PT in shorts in the afternoon. Oh,
well, such is .life.
Welcome back, Watts, and
Thomas J. (Noisy) Minnick.




Off to Work Air-WACs Go

THREE BO-PEEPS under a jeep flash nice smiles toward the camera while working as
mechanics at one of the AWUTC garages. These Air-WACs are, left.to right: Pfc.
Virginia A. Theis of Chicago, Pfc. Helen Cherne of East Ely, Minn., and Pfc. Sara S.
Pollock of Los Anaeles.

headquarters include several Air-WACs,
three of whom are seen above. Left to
right are: T/4 Helen ,L. Walker of -In-
dianapolis; Sgt. Elizabeth J. Rogers of
Waxahachie, Tex., and Pfc. Gelilah G.
Mengel of. Scranton, Pa. Sergeant Rog-
ers is employed at A-4, and the other two
are in A-i.

LITTLE BUT MIGHTY aptly describes
the two attractive Air-WACs who manip-
ulate the massive wrecker at the AWUTC
Motor Pool. The driver is T/4 Hilda
Jacob of Detroit and with her is Sgt.
Helen Stonebraker of Dayton, Pa. Too
much praise can't be given these and
the other Air-WACs who serve as drivers
and mechanics, vows Capt. G. E. Cooper,
AW motor officer.



In addition to the still 1
tenth straight win), the 2nd
Drew Field.
Cooks, bakers and mess ser-
geants in general are the tradi-
;ional nemesis of all other enlist-
ed men. They very seldom get
ny glory, and we think it is
bout time they did. So our trib-
ite of the week goes to Kitchen
Number 20, from whose flagstaff
lies the "Best Kitchen" flag.
As we sipped a steaming mid-
norning cup of GI coffee (the
ame that actress Neila Hart re-
:ently acclaimed as the best she
had ever tasted), Lt. Berly, mess
officer, told us that he considered
his an "international" kitchen.
Among its personnel are men
rom several foreign countries in-
luding England, Mexico, Poland,
Germany, Swe'den and China.
In fact, T/Sgt. Casson, mess
ergeant, is recognized in several
amps for his Scandinavian din-
ers (Smorgasbords, if you will).
Casson is a veteran mess man-
ger, having worked with Army
mess halls for seven years, over
wo "hitches," and as far away
s Hawaii.
At first we thought that
Kitchen Number 2C had a loud-
speaker system upon hearing
orders being issued to the KPs.
A careful check, however,
showed us that it was only T/4
Haefner, said to be the most
notorious, but the most effi-
cien' Kp "pusher" on Drew
These food purveyors, who live
)gether in a barracks appropri-
tely named "Hell's Kitchen,"
service company of the 2d Bat-
ilion, also have their social prob-
ims and fun.

undefeated basketball team (just recently they copped their
Battalion, 1st Training Regiment, has the best kitchen on

called "Skid Row" in Tampa
where they say they get away
from it all by eating hamburgers
other than their own.
Talk is going around about
S/Sgt. Roberts.(Lt. Berly's secre-
tary, they say) who somehow
goes to the subsistence office quite
often either to see a certain WAC
there or to compute rations. Staff
Sgt. P. H. McAtee (a member of
the famous 2d Battalion basket-
ball team) is anticipating a fur-
lough soon which may possibly
be to tie the nuptials knot with a
brunet in Washington.
Sure, it's a good kitchen .
and the people in it are real. If
you don't believe it, come eat
The rest of the Battalion, for
the most part, are still in the
throes of reorganizing after the
change which occurred the first
of the year. But even reor-
ganizations cannot stop the tide
of human events.
There have been marriages .
For example, T/5 R. Ravaioli,
Hq. Co. clerk, married his favor-
ite on Christmas Eve in his home
town, Elizabeth, N. J. On New
Year's Day, Sgt. Lewis Rojach,
formerly of Co. C, the old 588th
Battalion, married a local girl,
just as this column predicted.
There have been births For
example, 1st Sgt. James H. Smith
found that he was a proud papa
of a "junior," December 29. There
have been promotions .. For ex-
ample, Lts. Murray Singer and I.
C. Taylor have discarded their
gold bars in favor of shiny silver
And there have been welcome
+-- A. +- ... .1-- 1-+ T. I

returns 'o auty, namely, 1st Lt..
The cooks can be found, when John C. Cutler, who has returned
off duty, at a mysterious place as CO of Co. I after a convales-

cent leave of absence. There have
been new additions to the Bat-
talion, such-as 1st Lt. R. E. Arnold
Jr., now CO of Hq. Co.
SAnd there have been fur-
loughs. After 'sweating it out"
through the reorganization pe-
riod, Cpl. Houston Schlosser
and Pvt. Earl Polen from Co.
H (the IC School Co.) caught
the train home, furlough papers
finally in hand, a few days ago
and your reporter himself
hopes to have left on furlough
by the time of publication.
The 2d Battalion, 1st Training
Regiment, continues to carry cut
the tradition of excellence it had
under its former name, the 588th
SAW Battalion. The basketball
team still thinks it can beat the
much vaunted Drew Field Var-
sity team in its forthcoming game
(the previously predicted game
was canceled because of a sched-
ule conflict). Kitchen Number
20 still hopes to be flying the
"Best Kitchen" flag, and the same
spirit of camaraderie among all
of its men will continue to exist.

564th Tops List

In Policy Drive

By far the most impressive rec-
ord in the sale of National Service
Life Insurance in any sizable unit
of AWUTC is held by the 564th
Sig. AW Bn.
'Tis hard to believe, but 99.8.
per cent of the men in this or-
ganization have taken out gov-
ernment insurance policies, and
the average size of their policies
is $9,,15, just $85 less than the
maximum allowed.









Har i

568th Boosts


Xmas Mail Clerks Relax

After Holiday Marathon
With the accent on orientation now recognized through-
)ut Drew Field, the 568th SAW Battalion :stands out as a
unit which has progressed far in this field.
Under the direction of Maj.
Gen. Edwin Bartel, Commanding Bom
Officer and his S-3 staff, orienta-
tion has been a part of the regular 595th BU
training schedule of the 568th. A
dailv period of current news, plus

the background of the war news
is one of the most popular 'fea-
Other units on the Field have
sent officers and non-coms to
watch the 568th orientation
period in session.
Tech, Sgt. Hatton, long one of
the familiar faces in the 568th's
Medics Section, has' left the
Organization. When the news of
his leaving reached Pfc. Rocco
Nicoletti, the Battalion switch-
board operator, Rocco said: "Gee!
It'll seem funny getting shots
without having Hatton to push the
Now that the Holidays are
all behind us and we are back
to normal (practically) how's
about a ringing cheer for the
Battalion and Company mail
clerks who worked long and
hard to get your mail? These
lads often went without their
meals so the rest of us would
get our letters, cards and
Funniest Christmas card this
writer received was a very tiny
little card from Harold H. Ros-
well, publisher of the Police
Gazette, an old friend and former
co-worker. On the minute card,
Ros said: "Merry Christmas .
It's not that I don't give a damn-
but, if you don't like the size of
this card take it up with the
Questioned by S/Sgt. Mario
Leone as to what his New Year's
resolution would be, the redoubt-
able "Buttercup" Wohler, said:
"To resolve against resolutions."
Among the lads in our outfit
who are air-cadet-hoping at the
moment are T/5 Martin (Blondy)
Jachter and T/4 "Chubby" Butts,
former holder of the Camp
Crowder poker championship.
Sergeant James McCarthy, long
a member of the Medics group in
the 568th, has rejoined the Bat-
talion after a tour of various
Southern watering places. Mc-
Carthy spends his off-duty hours
telling yarns about how much
snow they have in his native
Worcester, Mass.
Pfc. "PS" Duncan has his
buddies wondering about his
shuttle service between Camp
and Tampa. Staff Sgt. Mel
Breslauer, Battalion sergeant
major, is dreaming of a white
furlough in his native Chicago.
Anyone seeking advice on the
activities of the Service Club is
hereby recommended to T/5
Graff of the 568th, who is an
Encyclopedia on such informa-
If you want to start an argu-
ment just try telling Pfc. Woolsey
how to pronounce the name of
his native town of' San Jose.
Woolsey also admits that is where
the prunes come from!
Private First Class Polly of the
568th hoping to leave the sta-
tion hospital soon. He has had
a long stay there following his
obstacle course accident last fall.
*Technician Fifth "Dusty"
Rhoades of the Motor Pool sits
these'days and dreams of the time
when there were lines of vehicles
in our Motor Pool.
Lieutenant Charles Sutton, per-
sonnel officer, says he is glad
the holidays are over. Between
candy and cookies, received by
his staff and offered to him, he
estimates he must have gained
eight pounds during the Yule sea-

' Dope Schedule

For Newcomer
The hard working pill-roll-
ers extended a hearty wel-
come to the two new boys
who just joined 595th Bomb
Squadron Medics. Although
a lot of work was expected
from them, one is on fur-
lough already, at Heming-
ford, Neb.
He is Pvt. Glen E. Mabin, as-
sistant to Cpl. "Sandy" Sanders,
who says that Glen will have to
do twice as much work when he
gets back, since Sandy is sweat-
ing out a furlough himself.
The new Schools Officer, Lt.
Wyse, has taken hold of his
duties with great gusto, which
pleases Sgt. Vreeland, who has
been harassed of late by his
multitude of bosses. Now it is
Assistant Chief Holland of Op-
erations, who is getting ha-
We hear that some of the boys
in the 595th are getting penty of
PT these evenings (Poker Train-
ing). Well, perhaps it's good fin-.
ger flexing exercise.
We regret that Operations Chief
Clerk, T/Sgt. Liebrand is in the
hospital. Both are doing fine (his
"flue" and the nurse). We wish
him a speedy recovery and we
don't doubt that the nurse is
quick at tactical maneuvers, too.
By the way, a lot of GIs were
at the Service Club Dance
Wednesday night, and noticed the
abundance of boys and the
scarcity of gals. All the girls
there were from Tampa. We un-
derstand it is the gas shortage
that prevents anyone from pick-
ing up the girls in St. Pete.
Is this correct, or have the
Tampa girls decided to take
over the show? We like the
Tampa girls, you understand.
It's just that we believe "the
more, the messier" pardon
please, what we mean is, "the
more, the merrier."
Seriously though, we boys from
the North find the accent of these
Southern belles very pleasing,
you all!
There was once a word in the
Army vocabulary spelled
R-A-T-I-N-G. But the boys in
595th Communications have all
but forgotten that it ever existed.
The general feeling seems to be:
Where oh where has my little
rating strayed? Well, even if
Santa double-crossed you, kiddies,
perhaps he'll relent one of these
days, the old reprobate.



"Here today-gone tomorrow"
is an axiom known well by the
A-1 section at AWUTC Head-
quarters. Familiar faces missing
these days are M/Sgt. Ralph
Feldman, chief clerk; S/Sgt. Louis
Kaabe, the Epsteins-Cpl. Sol and
Pvt. Bernard, Pfcs. Edward Bus-
house, "Wolf" McCaskey and
Peter Reid, and Pvt. Leo Smith.

Navy Visitor,


Well Heeled

It's sad, but so-the Mys-
tery WAC; isn't loyal to the
Army any more.
This week' her tour of
Drew Field brought to lighi
three more meticulous Drew
men-and two well dressed
"The Navy and the Marines get
my salute this time," the Air-
WAC stated. "I know this is a
Drew Field contest, but, honestly
I found these men right on the
Base. When I started searching
for well-shaven faces, I found
that the fleet was in, and the
Marines had landed right here at
Seaman First Class Fred Sera-
phin visiting his brother at Drew
Field, was very impressed when
approached by the GI Mata Hari.
"Gosh, I wish we had WAVES
aboard to keep us on our toes.
This grooming contest is a good
angle," he said. "Of course, we
watch our looks, anyway. I can't
remember a day when I haven't
taken time to shave, first thing.
"And shingin my shoes is just
second nature with me. It's Navy
tradition to look spic. and span.
Still, I wouldn't mind being
scanned by these cute Drew
Field Air-WACs."
Asked what he thought of
Drew Field, he replied:
"This base is a honey. All
those PXs and moving picture
theaters are pretty all right.
-And your bandshell is a
His (almost) steady girl
friend back in Philadelphia
thinks he' looks much smoother
in his sea-going get-up than
he did in civiess."
Marine Private Bob Grenewicz
flashed the Mystery WAC a broad
"Personally," he teased, "ever
since we first read about your
'best dressed' contest in the
ECHOES, we Leathernecks who
were training here have hoped
we'd get a chance at it.
"Not that the Drew men aren't
tops in appearance-but the Ma-
rines like to feel we look good,
too. It's an art with us."
Bob and a few of his friends
have just completed special train-
ing with Company H, 2d Bat-
talion, 1st Training Regt. He
is from Union City, N. J.
"Drew Field, its newspaper, and
its men are swell,'! Grenewicz
stated. "No kidding, we'd like
to be stationed here for a long
time. This contest is a good idea,
but Drew men look as though
they're on their toes, anyway."
Drew Field came through
with real..competition in the
form of Pfc. Jack A. Powell,
Station Hospital Detachment.
When the WAC asked Jack his
reasons for keeping .smooth
shaven, he replied:
"Who wouldn't try to look
smooth, if they worked where I
do? All day long, I sit next to
Miss Nancy Vickers, one of the
most beautiful secretaries on
the Base. In my estimation,
that's good reason for taking
ple ity of pains to look neat."
Powell, who really belongs to
Bryant Lake, N. Y., found himself
a steady girl in Tampa. "Which
is another good reason for watch-
ing my appearance," he smiled.
"Besides, it seems to me that
looking well makes people look
up to me-and I'm out to get
Corporal James Grehan, Com-
pany "D," 1st Battalion, 1st Train-
ing Regiment, looked pleased and
flattered when the WAC picked
"Gosh!" he said, "Do you mean
me? I always look like this-

S 1/c Seraphin.

Pfc. Powell

I'm not dressed up today. Of
course my fatigues are clean. I
figure it's every bit as important
to keep up my fatigues as it is to
keep up my dress uniform. After
all, I'm on duty in this outfit. I
want my superiors to know I'm
always doing my best to be on
the ball."
Blinking at his array of rib-
bons, the WAC picked Pvt. Carle
Athey, 593d Squadron, 396th
Bomb Group, as "Dude Number
Five" this week.
His awards, which include the
Silver Star, the Distinguished
Flying Cross, the Air Medal,
service in the South Pacific, serv-
ice before Pearl Harbor, and the
Good Conduct medal, are de-
scribed by Athey modestly as
"just look," but they have made
him one of the heroes of Van-
couver, British Columbia.
Carle is not married, is-not en-
gaged, andi "likes all the girls."
Each week, Drew outfits are
piling up more points in the "best
dressed" contest. Is your group
near the top? If not, why don't
YOU spruce up a little more? It
pays big dividends-ask the men
who are winning new girl friends
and new stripes.

Now that the holidays are over
and all the enlisted men have
quit crying because their wives
had to leave, we are ready to get
back to work so as to keep our
organization on the ball. We
were glad many men were able
to spend the Christmas holidays
with their wives and families.
From the looks of the parcel post
that came into our organization,
a merry Christmas was had by
every man.
We sometimes wonder if T/4
Stanley Hopp doesn't ever get
tired of writing his daily letter
to his loved one, who he claims
is waiting for him. We also
understand that he almost took
the step while on his last fur-
lough, and with another furlough
about due, be careful Stanley, it's
a life long job.
Our mail clerk, T/5 Robert
Wozniak, is really on the ball now
that he has his private mail room.
We must give him credit for the
way he handles the mail. With
the increased number of men'in
our organization, it is getting to
be a full time job. The mail

Pvt. Grenewicz

Cpl. Grehan


Pvt. Athey

Private Saluted

Sporting 4 Stars

-Sgt. James Housh wondered
why everyone saluted him as he
drove by in a staff car. At his
first stop, he found out the rea-
son. A tag bearing four stars on
a red background had been
placed on the car by mistake.

must go through and believe me,
Robert really puts it through.
Every morning before daylight
we glance out the window (we do
get up early you know) and
wonder just how First Sgt. Burke
manages to get his antique started
and kept running long enough to
get to the Field. To hear him
talk you would think he owned
a streamliner, but if you saw this
so-called car, you would change
your mind.
The next time I go to town, we
think we will make arrangements
to go with Pfc. Domonick Amato.
From the reports we understand
that the women chase him all
over town, and we .could really
go for a beautiful blond right
We are still waiting for Pfc.
Jerome Duboff to propose to this
beautiful girl that we are always
hearing so much about, and until
he does we guess we will all be
kept in suspense. We are about
due for a marriage in this Com-
pany because a beer party usually
follows a marriage, so until the
marriage comes off we are look-
ing forward.

570th Company D Hubbies

Wipe Tears; Start Work



4th Orientation

Stresses Change

In World Events

Keeping abreast of a
changing world and the war
and the enlisted man, is the
theme of 4th Training Regi
ment's war orientation pro
gram which was inaugurated
yesterday under the direction
of Lt. B. W. Hedden, Regi
mental Special Service Offi-
The first lecture, "Our Chang-
ing World," was held in the day
room of the 4th Trg. Reg. and
conducted, by Cpl. Clyde J. Lewis,
former history teacher of the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati, and Sgt.
Merle E. Frizzel who directed
dramatics at the University of
Idaho before his entry into the
Army. Corporal Lewis is also
NCO in charge of the program.
The class is comprised of a se-
lect group of men taken from
every organization in the 4th Trg.
Reg. Each man attending is a
potential teacher whose job will
be to return to his company and
conduct a similar class.
The program is scheduled to
run for nine weeks with a dif-
ferent subject to be treated at
each lecture. Eight NCOs have
been chosen to familiarize the
class with the various subjects.
They have each been selected to
cover a specific subject because
of a background in civilian life
which enables them to speak au-
Lieutenant Hedden, who at-
tended Orientation and Educa-
tional School at Washington and
Lee university, stated that
through the program he "hoped
to show the enlisted men the im-
portance of present day changes
we are going through." He also
added that he believed a thor-
ough knowledge of the facts
which led up to today's world
chaos would enable the men to
know better what they are fight-
ing for, and give them a better
understanding of what the com-
ing peace means to him.
Following is the subject of the
remaining lectures: "Quiz Show,"
"The War to End Wars," "The
Rise of Soviet Russia," "The Fas-
cist Frankenstein," "The Rising
Son of Japan," "World Anarchy:
the Road to Munich," "Quiz

Art Exhibit

For Soldiers

Offers Cash
Cash prizes for painting and
sculpturing by Florida stationed
military personnel will be
awarded by the "Society of the
Four Arts," Palm Beach, when
exhibits go on display March 15,
it was announced yesterday by
Chairman William L. McKim.
The exhibition, "Art of the
Armed Services," is open to men
and women who have completed
their work while in the service
of Uncle Sam.
Cash prizes will be awarded for
works in oils, watercolor or
gouache, drawings or etching,
and sculpture. Non-professional
as well as professional artists are
invited and encouraged to submit
their work.
Artists may submit as many 'as
four works, though all pictures
must be framed or matted. Sculp-
tures are not to weigh more than
40 pounds per piece, and all work
must be received at the gallery
before March 9.
No commission will be charged
to those who wish to sell their
work which will be clearly
marked with price.

Army Blasts Dam
(CNS)-The Kansas City Power
& Light company wanted its old
dam on the Smoky Hill river de-
stroyed. Army engineers from
nearby Camp Phillips wanted de-
molition practice. They got to-
gether. Result: No dam.

S Hi there, everybody! We
r just tripped back from fur
i lough, and after talking witt
- guys and gals from al
- branches of the service 'n' al
I sections of our fair country
Sit's our contention that there',
- nothing' quite like the Ai:
- WACs; especially Drew Field
Air WACs.
So, fellas, if your wives 'n'
girl friends-and even some of
your mothers-have been tot-
tering on the brink of enlist-
ment, you might tell 'em the
SAir-WACs are a very important
and a. very happy bunch of gals.
It's plain to see you like Drew
Air-WACs; this is your chance
to help us to recruit more girls
for air base jobs.
Private Pat Reitz, who has beer
doing a good job of pounding oui
your Wactivities column the pasi
two weeks, is gonna be mighty
blue when she gets back from
furlough. Her cadets have all
left for training, 'n' she didn't
even have a chance to see them
"E. B." Howat and Beth Groff
were right on the spot, waving to
them as the train pulled out, we
hear. In fact, "E. B." was so
'depressed by Bob's departure that
she has agreed to accept no dates
for three months! It's hard to
believe Howat can stick it out,
but with Huss, Preston, Groff and
Pajari watching like mother
hens, what can she do?
Another lonesome little Air-
WAC soon will be Cpl. Lorraine
Wright, winsome mail clerk of
ye popular WAC Section. For
the past few weeks the famil-
iar call from the orderly room
has been "Wright, the Marines
have landed!" each night about
that time. Now that Paul is
gonna take himself and that
impressive collection of ribbons
back to North Carolina, Lor-
raine will hafta "tell it to the
Marines" via mail, we guess.
Bet Janet Sheldon will miss
That gleam in the eye of our
ex-First Sergeant is love, all
right. She'll be a missus after
next week's three-day pass. Lots
'n' lots of luck, to you, Marion.
That's fast work, with leap year
so young. (Are we jealous!
We've been asking everybody!)
Last Monday was "gas Monday"
again. It started off with a sur-
prise attack over at the WACs'
backyard, 'long about five o'clock
in the chilly morn.
Private Liz Fugar, one of the
newer Drew Field gals, awoke
'round 4:30 that morn, and
sniffed suspiciously. That odor
was definitely chemical.
She leaped right out of her US
blanket, 'n' shook Pvt. Voss, still
snoozing in the next bed.
"Wake up, wake up, Voss!
There's gas outside!"
Now Pvt. Voss, who has known
Esther Gass, also of Barrack 16,
for some months, knew it was
more than logical that Esther her-
self might be roaming about at
4:30 a.m. Taking "gas outside"
to mean "Gass outside," she
didn't even turn back the covers.
"So what if she is outside?"
yawned Voss, returning to her
sm-oooth dream.
And poor Pvt. Fugar, con-
vinced that either everyone else
was crazy, or she must be, de-
spairingly returned to HER slum-
Over at barrack 15 a similar
lull lay over all. Even after
all the gals had rushed out,
clad in GI pajamas or un-GI
nighties, one little WAC slum-
bered on. 'Wa down under the
covers, without even a tip of
nose exposed, Dottie Nordeen
went right on dreaming. She
never, never has learned to
,wake by herself, not even in
the Army, and nobody thought
to call her!
Speaking of Esther Gass, that's
a lovely diamond Bond gave her
for Christmas. And just before
leap year, at that.

form us that the operation on
Heyman was performed just" in
time. Another day and he would .4 '. .
have recovered. '

He kissed Helen-
Hell ensued!
S He left Helen-
Helen sued.
tired of wearing different hats?
f Would you like to get into the
movies at half price? Do your
clothes look out of style? Do you
have trouble getting up in the
Morning? Perhaps the WAC
i can help you!"
. Corporal Edmund Murnane,
Group photographer, laments that
his girl friend Tessie has an-
swered the same recruiting call.
Complained that she was tired of
working at home over a "Good
Housekeeping" all day. Latest
reports say Tessie is driving a
jeep "in the heart of Texas."
Wendt at the PX saying: "As a
soldier from up North, I love
the slow Southern drawl here
in Florida. You ask a Tampa
girl to kiss you, and before she
can say no it's too late."
Private First Class Paul
"Chunky" Oelkers at the Or-
derly Room saying: "I've mis-
judged you sergeant. I never
thought you had i heart under
that old hide of yours. I just
thought your blood circulated
because you brought it to a boil
so often."
TAPS: Sgt. Joe Jancosek of-
fers his condolences to those of
you who find yourselves finan-
cially embarrassed at this time of
the month or to state it
bluntly-BROKE! With the aid
of a well-known banker-in a
black jack game, Joe discovered
that money is not all and offers:
"It is not money that will mend
a broken heart or reassemble the
fragments of a beautiful dream.
Money cannot brighten the hearth
nor repair the portals of a shat-
tered home. I refer of course to
-Confederate money!"

Soldier Saws

Sweet Songs
A saw and 'hammer can pro-
duce sweet strains and T/5 Ray
C. Matlock, of the 568th Battalion,
is quite an entertainer with the
odd instruments. Matlock plays a
guitar quite well and when he
tires of playing it he picks up the
old saw and hammer and really
gives the boys in his barracks a
musical "bunk-side show."

Lt. A. J. Bowley

Married Here

Lieutenant Albert J. Bowley,
594th Bomb Group, and Miss Mar-
jorie R. Marchand were married
Monday evening at Chapel No. 1.
Chaplain Carl W. Hewlett per-
formed the ceremony.
The bride was attended by Miss
Jammie M. Philpott, and given
away by the groom's brother, Lt.
Freeman L. Bowley.

POST will soon print poem
written by Sgt. George A.
Wells, 568th Battalion
correspondent f or the
ECHOES. Sergeant Wells is
co author of the poem
with Cpl. Anthony Valen-
tino. Valentino, now be-
lieved overseas, submitted
to the battalion Special
Service Department the
poem, which Wells wrote.

Volley League

Seeks Entrants

All volley ball teams interested
in entering the Drew Field Base
Volley Ball League scheduled to
open January 20, are urged to
contact Base Physical Training
Office, Ext. 429, before 7:30 p.m.
The league games will be play-
ed at night under the lights at the
new outdoor athletic areas. Teams
formed will be composed of six
A trophy will be awarded the
championship team.

Kitchen 27 Wins

Climaxing an amazing spurt
from the bottom to the top of the
heap in one month, Kitchen 27
walked off with AW "Best Kitch-
en" honors this week. Taking
charge just a month ago, Lt. G.
N. Brown, ably assisted by Act-
ing Mess Sgt. William J. Hay,
guided 27 to the No. 1 spot on
the weekly Kitchen Parade for
the first time in its history.

And here's further proof of
lhe program's flexibility. The
Chapel Hour Quartet specializes
in spirituals; the Chapel Hour
S. rnphonette contributes light
opera and semi-classical music;
Cpl. Royal Glahn sings tenor
solos; Cpl. Sam Gruzin is an
ace violin soloist, and Cpl. Carl
Bartsch plays a melodious cello.
All of these performers are
chaplains' assistants, as is Cpl.
Arnold E. Felton, director and
arranger of the "AW Chapel
Hour." Corporal Felton, a
graduate of Valparaiso Univer-
sity, is a former music teacher
and radio and concert artist.
Members of the quartet, all
professional singers in civil life,
are Cpls. Felton, Bartsch,
Herbert Russell and Pvt. James
Roberts. The Symphonette has
Cpl. Gruzin and Pfc. Robert Beh-
rendt, violinists; Cpl. Bartsch,
cellist, and Pvt. Roberts, pianist.
In addition, several artists
from Tampa and St. Petersburg
have served as guest performers.
These include Ethel Koplin, Mar-
jorie Dickinson, Mary McLeod,
Mary Hatcher and Mrs. E. Bry-
ant Woods, all singers, and Har-
riet Hoppe Walters, harpist.'
Each program also has a pe-
riod devoted to community sing-
ing, and another popular feat-
ure is the "Thought For The
Week," a brief and timely talk
by Chaplain Gruhn.
The entire district has shown
much interest in the program and
its stars. On no less than six oc-
casions, groups from the "AW
Chapel Hour" have broadcast
over WFLA or WDAE, and indi-
vidual members receive many in-
vitations to appear before civic
and church groups.
Several original songs have re-
ceived their start on the "AW
Chapel Hour."
A song dericated to the Army
Nurses Corps was featured sev-

eral weeks ago, and more re-
cently was heard the "Song Of
The Ground Crew," which is now
under consideration for national
distribution. As the titles of these
two numbers suggest, entire Sun-
day evening programs are fre-
quently dedicated to various units
and groups on Drew Field.


Things are not always what they seem.
The following true story as told by J. Edgar Hoover, Di-
rettor of the FBI, and contributed by A-2, AWUTC, actually
A rather ordinary-looking civilian met two soldiers on a
road near a Midwestern airfield and innocently asked them
if they thought the pursuit planes lined up nearby cost as
much as $1,200 each.
Laughing at his ignorance, the soldiers told him the planes
cost $30,000 each. He looked flabbergasted, then led with
his chin again.
"Never saw one fly," he said. "Are they as fast as a
motor car?" The boys set him straight again. Then he
asked whether a concrete mixer on the other side of the road
was an anti-aircraft gun.
The story made the rounds in camp. What the boys didn't
know was that their ignorant questioner was Kurt Frederick
Ludwig, a smart German' spy who was gathering data on the
speeds, designs and production .of American planes.
Luckily for us, Herr Ludwig is now serving 20 years in
Federal prison.

Popular Chapel Hour

Finishes 19th Show

Unique in the history of music and the Army are the "AW Chapel Hour" programs,
held each Sunday evening in Chapel No. 3.
The nineteenth consecutive weekly program was held last Sunday. A tbtal of
3,400 persons, military personnel and civilians, have attended.
The "AW Chapel Hour" was
IG T R DAY FINDS originated by Chaplain August
NT OK D Y FINDS W. Gruhn, senior chaplain of
AWUTC, with the co-operation of
Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill,
592D PATIE T REY Commanding General of the cen-
S592D PATIENT RE Y ter. The purpose is to aid in
morale building, provide an out-
By CPL. LOUIS HYTOWITZ let for musical talent and broaden
the program of the Chaplair
Welcome back Cpl. "Lenny" Heyman to the 592d Bomb Corps.
Squadron after your appendectomy. He's been recuperat- MUSICAL VARIETY
ing in St. Petersburg. The "spice" for these programs
Lenny states that complications r the variety of types of good
set in during his first week. The orn hair." One minute Cpl. Llambi
night nurse caught him kissing TITur tulli may sing a selection en-
the day nurse! Lenny thought titled "Non to Scordar di Me,"
the Medic in charge too old fash- ----- whilee a little later Cpl. Adrian
SMike:eil is apt to tickle the keys
ioned, and claims that during the o.f the Hammond electric organ
heart examination the doctor used .l -: uch torrid tunes as "Tiger
ear phones. Reliable sources in- .: .




FOUND-Wristwatch, waterproof, at
2nd and J Street on 30 December.
Owner may obtain same by calling
Major Helton. Ext. 665.
LOST-Brown wallet near Medical
Processing Board. Contains officer's
pass. Contact Capt. E. M. Holden,
Med. Proc. Board, Ph. 619.
LOST-Hamilton wristwatch. 17-jewel,
lost in Kitchen 20. Reward. Cpl.
Weinsheink. Co. A, 588th SAW En.
LOST-Elgin wristwatch with brown
band lost while washing in Latrine
2A-30. Watch belongs to me brother
and has family sentiment. Please re-
turn to Commanding Officer, Hqs.
and Hqs. Co.. 501st SAW Regt.
Thanks. Pvt. Kenneth R. Dail.
FOUND Frank J. Strycharz your
wallet has been found. You may pick
the wallet up at AWUTC Special
Service Office, 4th and L, upon iden-
tification., .
FOUND-Wristwatch in 2A Block, vi-
cinity of 1st SAW Radio School cor-
ner. Dec. 27. Owner may pick up
watch at A-4 Section. 1st SAW Tng.
Regt., Ext. 562.
LOST-Large gold pin with ruby sets,
sorpewhere in Bandshell or near
Chapel No. 2. Lt. Bliss, Ph. H-47804.
FOUND-Gold class ring, 1943. Bearing
name in band-J. A. Leslie 3d. Owner
call Chapel 5 and identify. Chaplain
J:mnes R. Coffee. 591st SAW Bn.
LOST-Waterproof watch on Dec. -30.
Somewhere between PX No. 10 and
Co. C. 588th SAW Bn. on Ave. J.
Reward if returned to Pvt. Ernest
Gadsby, Co. C, 588th SAW Bn.
FOUND--B .celet with Signal Corps
insignia. Found by motorman in
streetcar at 6:60 p.m. on Sunday.
Claim at Tampa Electric office.
FOUND-Harrison Hartssield we don't
know your rank, but we do know
where you can claim your lost bill-
fold. Contact the 3d Detachment at
Plant Park. Ask for the 1st Sgt.
FOUND-Lt. Thomas William Cum-
mings, you shouldn't be so careless.
but we'll let it go this time if you
will call 4223 and ask for Mr. Edwards.
He has your billfold.
LOST-Eversnarp pencil. Brown with
gold clip. Lost at hospital. Call Lt.
I. S. Leinbach. Ext. 733. Reward.
LOST-All my money for the furlough
I was about to take. It was in a goat-
skin billfold. Lost at the YMCA on
-Dec. 21. Don't worry, fellows, there
will be a reward if I can just get my
billfold back. Hoping! Cpl. Jules Fal-
leur. Hqs. Det. 3d Fighter Cor. Ext.
LOST-Oxford brown civilian slippers,
size 91/. I left them in an officer's car.
I work in Kitchen 23 and it gets pretty
tough on the bare feet! If that of-
ficer would contact me before I de-
velop more callouses I think I could
probably still learn to wear shoes
again. Contact T/5 Al Pippmann.
LOST-Blue -barracks bag full of laun-
dry. Left in car I hitched a ride with
from Tampa to Drew. Please contact
Cpl. Bob ,Bacon, ex. 481. My buddies
are tired of loaning me socks.
LOST In Officers latrine B-C03,
Thursday, Dec. 9 between 10 a.m. and
11 a.m.. engraved watch, bearing
name Robert B. Langan. Finder
please notify Headquarters and Plot-
ting Co.. 569th SAW Bn.
FOUND-Mackinaw coat. Will the sol-
dier who lost it please shiver down
to 714th SAW Co. orderly room and
see Pfc. Benjamin Johnson. He is
holding it for you.
LOST Green, Lifetime Parker pen.
Contact Cpl. G. L Edge. Base Schools
FOUND-Billfold at. entrance of 3d
Fighter Command Hqs., on Dec. 10th.
The GI who can identify it as his
and specify the amount in it, may
collect it from Grimsley Hobbs. Sta-
tion Hospital, %9 Registrar's Office.
FOUND-Silver identification bracelet
bearing the name Ralph Tordiff. Drop
in at the Base Special Service Office
and present your dog tags to anyone
on the ECHOES staff if you.want it.
LOST-Wallet, containing Drew and
MacDill Officer's family passes.
'issued to Mrs. Ruby R. Bond, Com-
missary Card, currency. and valuable
papers. Dropped from car at 8 a.m.,
Dec. S0. near 9th entrance to Base
Hqs. Finder please call Drew Ext.
2274 or return to Mrs. Bond at Base
Hqs. Liberal' reward.
LOST One each John A. Yabroud,
746th SAW Co. please contact me!
Also lost. with him-my watch. If
these two are found please notify
A Lincoln S-3, Communication Dept.
2d Tng. Bn.
FOUND Identification bracelet with
name Bernard Penn engraved. Owner
please call Grace Keene. M5591.
GOLD link bracelet with yellow
stones in interspaced blossoms, lost
at Ave. J when getting off Air Base
bus. Finder contact Mrs. Simcie, Ph.
M-50-233. REWARD.
THE soldier who left an extra pair of
OD trousers in Capt. Roseman's car
may have same by calling for them
~t Dispatch No. 7 and establishing
LOST-Near Florida Ave. & U. S.
Highway 41. a- "Ready" wrist watch
with leather band and luminous dial.
REWARD. Cpl Robert H. Mason.
Co. B. 553d SAW Bn.
FOUND-Man's wrist watch in North
Area. Description to Lt. Sims. Ph.
831, will get it back to you.
HAVE misplaced my wallet in the Air
Base Station restaurant. Papers in-
side are VERY important to me. Pfc.
Harold Showalter Ph. 603
LOST Good Bulova wrist watch
(man's) in vicinity of BOQ No. 2.
Yellow gold with gold expansion-
type band and Hexagonal case. RE-
WARD. Lt. W. Triest. 746th SAW Co.
LOST-Brown stipnled Parker foun-
tain' pen. Name-R. S. Godlove on
broad gold hand ori cap. CpL Ray-
mond Godlove Hq. Co., Rept. Bn..
503rd SAWR
LOST-Ray-Ban sun glasses. I mis-
laid 'em at the TTSO next to the bus
station, around Dec. 14. They have a
background to he remembered only
by the owner-and it's worth $5 RE-
WARD to 'e. S/Sgt. George Mc-
Dowell. 2nd P'orting Co., 591st
LOST-My GI overcoat. Am expecting
a transfer soon, so need it back IM-
MEDIATFLY. Prrr! Pvt. Cornelius J.
Murphy. Co A, 3rd Plotting Bn, 571st

FOUND-Another set of choppers. It's
too cold for ice cream and soup gets
tiresome, so you'd better claim those
false teeth at the ECHOES office.
last week. Has my name on outside
and inside, too. If you find it, pliz
send it back to the ECHOES office.
Cpl. Rasher.
LOST-Gold identification bracelet, in-
scribed "Bunnie." If found, please
trot it over to the ECHOES office

LOST-Book, "The Giant Dwarf," by
Wood Kahler. It's a little book with
big value to me. If you have it, please
return to Pfc. Szymanowicz, 4th Tng.
Regt., for REWARD.
PFC. RODEN JONES, your nice brown
billfold (probably a Christmas pres-
ent. at that) is at Company H, and
Bn.. 1st Tng. Regt., in the orderly
room. You can have it by reciting
L some of the "poetry" we found inside.
LOST-Officer's short overcoat, at the
corner of K & East 1st St., last Fri-
day morn. I'm gonna frrrrrreeze, if
you don't bring it back to MY back.
Lt. H. W. Eaton, Service Company,
1st Training Regt.
WILL THE E. M. who rode from Clear-
water to Drew on Sunday afternoon,
Jan. 9, With Capt. Pleasant call at
the headquarters of the 26th Sub-
Depot, identify himself, and claim his
package which he left in the car.
Capt. Peasants. Ph. 501.
FOUND: Silver identification bracelet
with name "Howard B. Fletcher" en-
graved. If you're the unlucky lad
who lost it, contact Mrs. Paxton,
Service Club No. 1.
LOST: Sterling silver identification
bracelet with my name engraved. Be-
lieve I lost it between the Base Tele-
graph Office and Service Club No. 1.
Contact M/Sgt. H. B. Fletcher, ph. 680.


MEN with experience in engraving.
Good chance to make some extra
dough. Apply Echoe" office, Special
Service Bldg., 8th St. & Ave. B, or
telephone 2287.
ists for soldier and radio shows. Don't
be bashful. We'll tell you the truth.
Apply Base Special Service Officer,
8th St. between Aves. A and .B, or
phone Ext. 2258.
A GOOD home for thoroughbred, black
and white Angora cat. Call Lt. Mc-
Laughlin, Ext. 669.

DRUMMER for the 5th Training Bn.
Orch. Person from any organization
acceptable. Not necessary to have your
own drums. Call .pl. Gould. Ext. 598.

SOLDIERS' WIVES wanted for short
hour shifts at AWUTC Officers' mess.
Call Lt. Dekker, Ph. 874.
BROADCASTING operators, Air Corps
soldiers, who are itching to get radio
equipment into their hands, contact
Lt Kluge, Ph. 258. Monitor and en-
gineer Drew Field radio broadcasts
in your free time.
ENLISTED man with watch repair ex-
perience, to work during off-duty
hours. Apply PX Personnel Office. B
Ave. and 1st.
Need a new suitcase when you
go on furlough? Place your ad in
the Echoes Classified section. It's
sure to get results.

DESIRABLE master bedroom with
completely private modern bath, in
attractive residence, on Clearwater
Beach. Residence faces beach. Officer
preferred. Call Capt. Fellhauer, H-8711,
Ext. 232, or evenings, Clearwater
WANT to share a house in St. Peters-
burg? Private bedroom, kitchen, and
sharable living room. $25 per month.
Call Pvt. Dave Brubach, Ph. 632.
OFFICER WANTED to share room in
desirable neighborhood. Separate en-
trance, private bath, steam heat, re-
frigerator, twin beds, inner-spring
mattress. MacDill bus. Phone H3015.
Captain Bradford.
LARGE master bedroom complete with
private bath, porch, and entrance. 161
Bosporus St., Davis Island. Call Lt
Tedford. Ph. 202, or stop in to see it.
WON'T some kind soul come to my
rescue, and tell me where I can find a
home near Drew? Find me a bedroom
and a kitchenette, and you're a friend
I'll never forget. Sgt. John D. Natale.
592d Bomb Sq, 396th Bomb Group.
LARGE, AIRY room for couple. Pri-
vate entrance, semi-private bath. It's
a good location for transportation,
and it's only $6 per week. See S/Sgt.
Balin, Hqs Co, 5th Tng Regt, or Apt.
No. 3, 105 So. Melville Ave., off Grand

-are you still batting about Drew?
If so, see me at Barracks 10 A-22, Co.
G, 2nd Bn., 1st Tng. Regt., Cpl.

WANTED-Military personnel who
love baseball to attend big baseball
roundup at the Bandshell January 13.
Players, umpires and commentators
will attempt to answer your questions.
Send your queries to the Base Public
Relations Office or the ECHOES
office. You may stump the experts
Show starts 7 p.m. and continues
two hours. It's all for free-naturally.

WANTED-Soldiers to care for fur-
naces at Service Club in off duty time.
Easy way to earn that extra cash
for holiday fun. Apply Base Special
Service Office or call 2258. Major

ALMOST new Underwood double-head
electric shaver for sale, or trade for
116 or 616 Eastman folding camera.
T/5 Bernard Sltk, Co. B. 588th. 1102
Cleveland St., Tampa.
MARTIN FLASH semi-auto, telegraph
"bug," good as new. Will swap for
camera with 4.5 lens, or better. Sgt.
L. M. Richards. Co. C. 588th SAW
Battalion. 5th and J.

A-2 AWUTC Says

If Pipe of Peace will soon be
You must inhale this deep:
Be real American soldier-
And keep your mouth shut ...
Big Heap!

CAR-Preferaly a model 38-40 Ford.
Call Capt. Lyon Ext. 450 or Tampa.
H-3106 after 6 p.m.

trailer in good condition. Lt. Wendell
E. Genson, 569th SAW Bn., 1st
Rept. Co.
ONE 16 mm sound projector. Will pay
cash. Contact Sgt. Wm. P. McCown.
569th Hqs. and Plotting Co. or call
residence in Tampa after 5:30 p.m.,

MIDGET or portable radio, new or
used. Have been missing those daily
serials. Lt. S. R. Chaykini. Ph, 455,
748th SAW Co.

SUNBEAM" electric razor. Late model
preferred by my whiskers. Will pay
cash, even though it's almost Christ-
mas. Sgt Bruce W. Smith, 594th
Bomb Sq., 396th Group. (Officers'

TYPEWRITER of any breed, prefer-
ably portable. Will pay anything an
after-Christmas billfold can indulge
in. Cpl. Canning, Ph. 2287.
SUNBEAM electric razor. My beard and
I will be waiting for you to Ph. 575.
Lt Husting. 553d SAW Regt. Com-
munications Co.
GOOD second-hand 16mm sound pro-
jector, if priced right. Will pay
CASH. Machine must be in good
shape. Write or call Sgt. McCown.
Ph. H-32074. Tampa. 569th Hqs &
Plotting Co.
COMMUNICATIONS receiver; Echo-
phone. Skybuddy, National or Ham-
marlund. In fact, any model, so long
as it does the trick. Lt. Husting,
Ph. 575.
SMALL table radio. If your price is
moderate and your model a jivin' hep
cat special, late edition, call Sgt.
William Gold, Ext. 294.
PORTABLE typewriter in good con-
dition. Will scribble out a check with
pleasure if you'll sell me a model to
pound out my letters. Lt Royse, ext.
SOLDIER and wife would like fur-
nished house or apartment, three
rooms preferred: kitchen necessary.
Near Drew, if possible. Phone
H-22383, S/Sgt. Frank Tribuzio. 595th
Sq.. 396th B Gp.

IF you have a membership card for the
St. Petersburg Civic Music Association
which you would be wanting to sell.
contact Vita G. Series Hospital Dental
EXPOSURE METER, preferably Wes-
ton Master, in good condition. Cash
for the man with the goods! Cpl.
Leslie H. Squier, Ph. 821, Hqs &
Hqs Co., 2nd Tng Regt.
slightly used. I know this sounds
foolish, but will buy one in any con-
dition. Dave Scribner. 568th SAW Bn.

GOOD ALARM CLOCK. Doesn't have
to be new. just so long as it's noisey.
My boss recommends I get one as
soon as possible. Call Pfc. Cassell,
Ph. 2218.


Drew Field Echoes

Base Special Service Office
8th & "B"

Ad Classification ............. *

LATE mopae convertible. (Don't


Name ........... .. .. Org...............-

RETURN TICKET on Silver Meteor.

crowd, girls ) Terms CASH. Call New York to Taripa. Will make it
Cpl. Blakmore, Ph. 454. yours for $15. Lt. Berenson, Ph. 375.
TWO TENNIS RACKETS, complete1934 FORD' SEDAN. 4-door. Five
with strings. Not for a love match, brand new tires just itching to trave
no matter what you're thinking. Will brand newtres ust itching to travel.
pay reasonable rate. F/Sgt. Dnkin, Must sell immediately, 'cuz I need
Plotting Co.a 503d SAW RegtD $175 on the line. It's a bargain. Pvt.
Plotting Co. 503d SAW etHenry Stein, -Co. C, 1st Tng Bn.
TABLE MODEL RADIO in good con- Phone Clearwater 7389.
edition. Would like something that
doesn't pour out "Pistol Packin' TWO one-way bus tickets from Tampa
Mama", as the PX jukes do. Lt. to St. Pete. Two bits each. Call 2287
Smiley. Ext. 809. or stop in ECHOES office.
"Sandy" Stiles, Bh. 2218. speed, single head for alternating cur-
SMALL CAMERA Argus preferred, rent. Major Paul R. Heaney, Hqs.
Call Mr. Young, Ext. 877.. 1st SAW Tng. Regt., Ext. 611.
qfJV LNiX.V.W1T0 AT-TTW.. -f ...l hl-eiaiy V~

SEWINJ.ji I.ACHIIN..l. preferabDly all
- older model manipulated by foot con-
trol. Contact Pvt. Oweiler, Red Cross
Building, Base Hospital.
WANT RIDERS or membership in
car pool, back and forth from St.
Pete daily. Leave St. Pete around
7:15 a.m., return at 5 p.m. Wanna
ride? Call Sandy Stiles, ph. 2218.
passengers for Little Rock, Ark.
Leaving Saturday or Sunday. Call
Mrs. Vincent S. Courtney. M-51-684.
3009 Florida Ave.t
ARE YOU leaving for Ohio or vicinity
between January 7 and January 12?
My wife and I will share expenses
and the driving. Sgt. Herchler, 593d
Bomb Sq. Ext. 473.
soldier and wife, returning to Drew
from Dayton, or vicinity, who wish to
drive a late model Chevrolet to Drew
Field. Reply in own handwriting to
2d SAW Tng. Regt. Special Service
WANTED-Transportation from vicin-
ity of Buffalo and Nebraska Aves.
Must be on Base before 7:30 a.m.,
leave after 5 p.m. Would accept morn-
ing ride only. Gladly pay for trans-
portation. S/Sgt. E. Marchesi. 3d
FC, Ext. 312 .
Chicago to Tampa via Birmingham
and Albany. Will sell for half price.
Good until February.22. W/O Donald
A. Johnson, 746th SAW Co.
WANT a ride from 307 W. Wilder Ave..
Tampa, to Drew every day. Working
hours are 8 to 4. Contact Pvt. Leo F.
Thomas, Ext. 390. Drew Field Bus
WANTED-Riders from St. Pete to
Drew Field. Leave St. Pete at 6:30
a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Contact
Cpl. Al A. Badin, Ext. 318.

IS there anyone driving from the vi-
cinity around the Bayshore hotel to
Drew daily? If so, and he has room
for one more passenger, Lt. Roberts
(room 6. 14D11) would be grateful.
Must be out at Drew by 9 a.m. and
return around 6 p.m. Will gladly pay
for transportation.

FUNCTIONING car pool, St. Pete to
Drew, has room for one more driver.
Hours: 7:50 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
See Lt. L. L. Johnson, Ph. 493.
FOR SALE-Return half of round-
Strip ticket, Newark to Tampa on the
Silver Meteor. Good until February
17. 1944. Lt. E. G.- Stone. Co. B. 553d.
DESIRE ride from St. Pete to Drew
daily. Must be at Drew Field by 7
a.m., and can leave after 5 p.m. Call
Cpl. Badin, Ext. 318.

WANT to join car pool. From "Lyn-
wood" section of Tampa to Base
daily. Ph. 730, Capt Abraham.
WOULD YOU like to have me in your
car pool? Or would yuh like to ride
back and forth from St. Pete every
day with me? 7:15 a.m., 5 p.m. Call
George Finister. ph. 702.
THREE of us'ns-Soldier, wife, and
one-year-old, want to ride to Alex-
andria, Louisiana, on or about Jan.
14 or 15. Will share expenses and
help drive. Cpl. Claude L. Johnson,
Hqs Det, Third Fighter Cmd, Ext.
307. or 357.
RIDE WANTED. Drew to Tampa.
Must be on field at 7 a.m., and wish
to leave at 5:30 p.m. Get in touch
with Cpl. Lipschutz, Co A. 570th SAW
Bn, if you want a paying rider.
SOLDIER'S WIFE leaving Bushnell,
Fla., January 15 would like two or
three riders, preferably women, to
share expenses on drive to Pough-
keepsie, N. Y. If soldier and wife
would like ride. that's all right, too.
Dorothea Henion, Bushnell, Fla.
IT'S A LONG WALK from St. Pete to
Drew. If you'd rather ride, call Pfc.
Passapae, Ph. 807. I leave Pete at
6:15 a.m.. return at 5:30 p.m. Might
pool my car, if you suggest it.
WILL ANYBODY be Chicago-bound
around Feb. 24? I'd be willing to
drive, and to share expenses. Pfc.
Lenore Werner. WAC Section, ph.
DO YOU live in Dunedin. and work at
Drew? I do, and my car is empty.
Riders or car pool wanted immedi-
ately. Will leave Dunedin at 7 or
7:30 a.m., leave Drew at 5 or 5:15 p.m.
Phone your offers to Lt. Vogt, ph. 423.

chronograph wristwatch for sale at
reasonable price. Cpl. Paul Lowen-
stein, Hqs. Co., 5th SAW Tng. Regt.
Tessar lens and Leitz miniature en-
larger, F:4.5 in perfect condition.
$200. Will sell separately. Lt. J. LI
Qiral, Ext. 819.
SLIDE RULE. K and E log. Log du-
plex vector rule. 10 inches long with
saddle leather case and instruction
books. Cpl. Albert Thayer,. 748th
SAW Co., Ph. S-4722 between 6 and
8 p.m.
PORTABLE RADIO, complete with
extra batteries. Sold to the first per-
son to cross my palm with $20. Re-
cently overhauled. Pvt.- Robert V.
Eld, 503d, 2d Rept. Co., Ext. 824.
1936 PLYMOUTH Deluxe 2-door sedan.
Motor in excellent condition. Good
rubber all around. Good appearance
and clean. Lt. Arnold Constable, Hq.
and Plot. Co., 564th SAW Bn. or 310
President St., Dunedin.
'38 HUDSON with custom-built radio
and heater. Five new tires and newly
overhauled motor. Good appearance.
Pfc. H. R. King, Co. C, 1st SAW
Tng. Regt.
BABY CARRIAGE. Pre-war Krolls
Royce with rubber tires. Large, fold-
ing nodel in good condition. Mat-
tress included. Cpl. Albert Th.yer,
748th SAW Co. Ph. S-4722 between
6 and 8 p.m.
G.E. table model radio, 1942 model.
Good as new. List price $39.95, but
will sell for $20. -Contact Cpl. Cal
Scriber. Barracks B-2. Station Hos-
IS your tent bare without a piano?
You may have a good Milton upright,
in perfect tune, complete with piano
bench, for just $100. Call on Pfc.
Byron Tilbury, Signal Hqs. Co., Third
Fighter, or 5302 Florida Ave., Tampa.
MODEL '39 Harley Davidson motor-
cycle. Peppiest thing on wheels. Call
on Bill Caddick, 2d Reporting Co.,
591st SAW Bn.
MOTOROLA car radio, practically new.
Custom built for CHRYSLER product
Call Lt. Henderson. 840 exf. 53. David
D. Henderson, 1st Lt C. E.. 1873rd
Eng. Avn. Battalion.
1937 DODGE coupe. New paint job and
tires O.K. Super-special running con-
dition. See Lt Richardson, Building
5 A 24. at East 1st and N Ave.. or call
Tampa H-24144.
8 shot blued finish, complete with
shoulder holster and cartridges. Ex-
cellent condition, according to N.R.A.
standards. First $30 takes it. Pvt.
Robert Zielinski, Co. A, 6th Platoon,
564th SAW Bn.
OFFICER'S trench coat with detach-
able wool lining and officer's short
overcoat, size 38. My husband, who is
overseas, wishes me to dispose of
them for him. Will sell reasonably.
Call H44014 after 6 p.m.
1939 PLYMOUTH, four-door sedan.
Five good tires, a radio, low mileage,
seat covers, 1944 tag. perfect running
order. $750 for this "good deal." Lt.
Victor Behar, H47591, or ext. 675.
CAMERA-Foth-Flex. 3.5 lens. Is a
1/500th to 2-second timer. It takes
twelve pictures 2Y4 by 2'%. Will sell
this super camera in fair condition
for $55. Sgt. G. L. Agardi. 1st Rept.
Co., 576th SAW Bn.
STOP SHIVERING, size 37 officer
without an overcoat. Have a full-
length job not worn over a dozen
times which I'll help you into for
just $30. Lt. Hancock, Co. G. 2nd
Bn., 1st Tr Regt. (Building 10A18.
corner 10th & K.
1938 DODGE coupe in excellent condi-
tion. Two new tires and two other
tires with lots of life left in 'em. It's
your own little buggy for $525. See
Lt. Hebel. 584th SAW.Bn. 5th St. and
L Ave.. or call Tampa H-46251.
THE CUTEST little '39 Ford coupe
you ever saw. Is in the pink of con-
dition, and has four tires which are
healthy, too. Well-playing radio and
toasty heater. Call Lt. E. J. Honen-
berger. oh. 865. and dicker with him.
YOUNG COUPLE desires one 'or two
furnished rooms in, or near Tampa.
Can you help us? Sgt. Ray Goldstein.
55"9, PRomh So.
TWO-WHETEL luggage trailer in good
condition. Contact Lt. Wendell E.
Genson. 1st Reporting Co.. 569th
WILL pay reasonable price for radio
nower transformer faith R-volt and
6.3-volt findings and center-tapped
h.v. wind'l:n about 350 volts each side
of :enter tap. T/5 B. Wolff. 731st
ELT,,ECTRIC phonograph. Prefer small
portable model, but have ears for any
offers. Please send price aand de-
scrintion to Pvt C. E. Shuflield. Hd.
Co O1st SAW Bn.
CASHt waiting for car in good con-
lition. wm tr Col. A. H. Travat. 509
North W. Harr'son Ave.. Clearwater.
nOe7 S ANYBODY know of a furnished
nnqrtment, or even a room. for a sol-
A":r -n1 is wife? We'll annreciate
nv infr'^"'-- eadin, to the cap-
ftre of living- qul'-t~ .G. M/Sgt.
V1iiwpr TTg o 96th Bomb Group.
kNTY ld dadior around you're not
usine? Leaving the field, and don't
want to .lrae them along? The 2nd
T-ng Battalion will accept loud
neipkers chassis and any other parts
you can snare. Radio classes learn by
r'- semhling. Contact Lt. Adams. Ph.


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Only when we all get.on the ball, including Silly Solly.

"I WALK IN MY SLEEP. The other'night I walked and
walked and finally I gathered up my first sergeant in my arms
and dumped him into Swamp No. seven. Now he has made me
custodian of the nearest latrine. Whatfcan I doabout this?"-
Pvt. Oofla. Scoolbing.
Wait until you walk in your,sleep again and dump 1im in
the latrine of which you are custodian. Do not, however, tell
S-2 about this suggestion.' .

"THERE IS A FELLOW in our barracks who sings all the time.
He sings like he was crawling out of a bag and was hollering for
help. Several times I have tried- to help him, like throwing him
a mop or something, but he sings louder. When I threw a stove
at him he objected. What can I do about this?" Pvt. Lapsloong Bap.
To any fellow who can sing like he was crawling out of a bag
it must be remembered that you must not throw a stove at him.
You could, of course, be cognizant of the fact that it is a fact that
he,can sing like he was crawling out of a bag. I have no answer
to such a foolish question. If I was such a sap to listen to him I
then would, perforce, crawl into a bag myself. Please do not bother
me any more.

And now to direct Pvt. Mustygoolp Vitfit El Pazzbelch farther
along the road to Shangri-La. After this blonde gave you a kick
because you were trying to boil some orange soup you will meet
this strange character who will come running toward you and scream:
"I must enforce this rule whereby someone in authority will
see to it that I be hurled off a building every Friday. Failing that,
I must report you to the nearest Goldbrick."
He is a Flomdat, subsidized by the underground Mongarian
movement to establish free goobulstam sandwiches. This is a rare
trick, as practised by a rare tribe of the. stooping people. These
are the people who were born while looking for lost watches.
However, about this time King Boardface, Mongarian monarch,
will lure you into the underbrush and get you into a 52-handed
poker game. Especially if you have my fee from Silly Solly's.
Silly Solly will be there and this game takes a large table. Each
player gets one card, face down, and the ace of spades wins.
/ This is a'rather hard game to play.
Let me tell you of a'game I played, with King Boardface
presiding. Most of the players had pistols, insofar as King Boardface
had been known to palm the ace of spades. It seems that Lady
Epplebomb and King Boardface had imbibed with some Stumplifters
at Homely Harry's Bullburger Stand and Lady Epplebomb threw
in a deck with 52 aces of spades.
This game was better than. bingo.
The whole crowd was there. Bullface, Rodney von Gackle,
001 Smilp, John Fut de Boomstaff, Silly Solly, the Singing Monster,
etc., and a few more etcs. Even my swamps.
Well, Lady Epplebomb dealt. All aces of spades. This was a
huge table, nestling close to a hog pen. As each player saw that
he had an ace of spades the gleam in the collective eyes was
slightly more than amazing.
Silly Solly bet first. He bet about three hundred thousand
dollars. -
The Singing Monster raised him, so did Bullface, so did
Rodney van Gackle, so did 001 Smilp, so did everybody. And
presently there was seven million dollars in the table.
This went on for several weeks, with the Singing Monster and
Bullface sending out for crocknack sandwiches. These crocknack
sandwiches are made out of one part goolsbatch, three parts string
an eleven parts of maps.
Anyway, as regards this poker game, you had better call me
sometime when you don't have the time. I am busy right now. I
have to see a Flomdat who,is trying to swallow a floor.
Who hit me?

756th Drops Tilt To Hq. Five

Headquarters Company blasted
the 756th SAW Company from the
undefeated class in the Second
Training Cage :League play last
week ,when the Headquarters
quintet poured a iherciless deluge
of baskets in winning 84-50. The
defeat for 756th cut their lead to
one game over Headquarters
Headquarters was strictly point
poison with Private Bill-O'Brien
murder on outside set shots.
O'Brien tossed a total-of 24 points
with S/Sgt. Hamburger scoring
22 points with left-hand hook
shots ringing the bell all evening.
Corporal Bob Forgrave ran about
the court all evening to tally 20
Headquarters, with the addition
of O'Brien from the 746th and
Taylor from the 756th, have defi-
nitely become the real class of the
league. Headquarters can now
put a team on the court that is
the tallest in the league.
Corporal Lauria and Claude
Johnson, with 14 points each,

paced the 756th scoring. Lieuten-
ant Joe Macirynski played a bang
up ball game in keeping the 756th
The league leading 756th, Head-
quarters battle, in the next round
play should be a real battle, as
756th holds one league victory
and one pre-league season victory
over the Headquarters outfit. The
rivalry now standing at two to
one with '756th in' front rival
Hqs. Co. (84): Points scored:
O'Brien 24; Hamburger 22; For-
grave 20; Taylor 8; Antrup 6;
Schwenn 4.
756th SAW Co. (50): Points
scored: Lauria 14; Johnson 14;
Oschman 12; Macirynski 4; Cohen
4; Schechter 2.
In the second game of the
evening, 570th SAW Battalion
trounced the 572d SAW Battalion
with a 62-20 spanking.
Strictly an offensive evening
for basketball, the cords of the
baskets in Rec Hall No. 3 were
definitely singed.

SALESMAN. with $5,225
worth of War Bond sales in
December was Lt. Jack
Weinstock of- the 568th
SAW Battalion.

2d Cagers

Paced by


-The 2d. Training Regi-
-ment's Physical Training De-
partment released the official
standings and official league
leading scorers as of Janu-
ary 11.
Headquarters Company knocked
the 756th SAW Company-from the
undefeated class with their 84-50
uprising, bringing Headquarters
to within a game of the leaders.
In the individual scoring hon-
ors, S/Sgt. Hamburger took over
the league leadership witlf 72
points. Corporal Sol Schechter
with 68, Cpl. Joe Stensoni with 65
and Pvt. Bill O'Brien with 64
points are within striking dis-
tance of the league leadership at
any time.
Won Lost Pet.
756th SAW Co. 4 1 .800
746th SAW Co. 2 1 .667
570th SAW Bn. 2- 1 .667
Hqs. Co. 3 2 .600
760th SAW Co. 0 3 .000
572nd SAW Bn. 0 3 .000
Player and Team Pts.
Hamburger. Hqs. Co. 72
Schechter. 756th 68
Stenson, Hqs.' Co. 65
O'Brien, Hqs. Co. 64
Oschman. 756th 50
Forgrave. Hqs. Co. 48
Cantrell. 756th 31
Kravetz. 570th 30
Hienz, 570th 30
Toomasian. 746th 25
Wridge. 570th 23

592d Whips

3d Fighters
The 592d Bombardment Squad-
ron won its first smashing victory
of the season by defeating the
3d Fighter Command Headquar-
ters by the score of 46-18.
The' Bomb Squadron led
throughout the game with Cpl.
G. Fisher and T/Sgt. R. Spay
leading the attack with 10 points
each. Ralston paced the 3d Fight-
er Command scoring with .seven
The 592d quintet is strong with
reserve material as was proved
by Spay's scoring in the second
half when he replaced Fisher who
was injured during the third.
quarter play. Tossing 10 points
in reserve play, Spay is an ace
in the hole for Sgt. Rodino's quin-
592d BOMB SQD. (46)

Rubin, forward
Tuten, forward
Fisher, forward
Ewchulc, center
Oelkers, guard
Grade, guard
Spay, guard
Kijowski, guard
Schlensker. guard
Fratini. guard
Seidel, guard

31C HQS. (18)
Ralston: forward
Rush, forward
Dixon, forward
Smith. center
Butcl er, guard
Soccor, guard
Mancino, guard

Fg. Fl. T.P.
2 2 6
2 0 2
4 2 10
1 0 2
2 0 4
2 0 4
5 -.0 10
1 0 .2
1 0 2
0 0 0
1 0 0
21 4 46
Fg. Fl. T.P.
3 1 7
0 0 0
2 0 4
1 3 5
0 0 0
1 0 2
0 0 0
7 4 18

Boxes Three

Rounds, Says

Conn Best
Sgt. Joe Louis Barrow, dura-
tion world's heavyweight cham-
pion, and his troupe of touring
GI boxers thrilled a big soldier
crowd at the Bandshell Tuesday
SFight fans sat on the edges of
their seats, watching the Brown
Bomber's championship technique
as he went three rounds with Cpl.
Bob Smith, former Golden Gloves
champion. Jackie Wilson, former
NBA lightweight king, -boxed
three rounds with Jimmy Edgar.
Answering questions from the
ringside, Louis told Drew soldiers
that the hardest battle of his ca-
reer was with Billy Conn.



Headquarters and Headquarters
Company of othe 4th Training
Regiment is pacing the cage play
of this-league with an undefeated
record to date of four wins and
no defeats. The fighting 569th
Battalion is right behind the loop
leaders with three wins and one
In the individual scoring race,
Pampalini of the 576th is'perched
on top of the roost with 72 points.
Renaker and Snow of the Hqs.
and Hqs. Company follow with
58 and 51 points.
Team Won Lost Pet.
Hqs. and H9s. Co. 4 0 1.000
569th Battalion 3 1 666
584th Battalion 1 1 .500
765th Company 1 1 .500
576th Battalion 1 2 .333
575th Battalion 1 2 .333
Kitchen No. 24 Cooks 0 2 .000
Player and Team Pts.
Pampalini. 576th Bn. 72
Renaker, Hqs. & Hqs. 58
Snow, Hqs. & Hqs. 51
Yarsovich, 569th Bn. 43
Greenacre, 575th Bn. 37
Rec. Hall No. 3
6 p.m. 584th Bn. vs. Cooks.
7 p.m. 569th Bn. vs. 765th Co..
8 p.m. 576th.Bn. vs. (game to be sched-
9 p.m. 575th Bn. vs. Hqs. & Hqs. Co.

Base Basketball

League Schedule

6:30 p.m. 593d Bm. Sqd. vs.
Admin. Hosp.
7:30 p.m. 595th Bm. Sqd. vs.
592d Bm. Sqd.
8:30 p.m> 594th Bm. Sqd. vs.
853d Signal Det.
6:30 p.m. Dental Clinic vs.
Base Hqs. Det.
7:30 p.m. Medical Service vs.
3d FC Det.
8:30 p.m. Labs and O.R. vs.
828th Guard Sqd.
6:30 p.m. Hqs. 396th Bomb
Group vs. Admin. Hospital.
7:30 p.m. Drew Field Cadets
vs. 592d Bomb Sqd.
8:30 p.m. 3d Fighter Signal Co.
vs. 853d Signal Det.
6:30 p.m. 593d Bomb Sqd. vs.
Base Hqs. Det.
7:30 p.m. 595th Bm. Sqd. vs.
3d FC Det.
8:30 p.m. 594th Bm. Sqd. vs.
828th Guard Sqd.
6:30 p.m. Dental Clinic vs. Hqs.
396th Bm. Group.
7:30 plm. Med. Service vs. Drew
Field Cadets.
8:30 p.m. Labs and O.R. vs. 3d
Fighter Signal Co.
6:30 p.m. Base Hqs. Det. vs.
,Admin. Hospital.
7:30 p.m. 3d FC Det. vs. 593d
Bomb Sqd.
8:30 p.m. 828th Guard Sqd. vs.
853d Signal Det.
Hi Bithorn, big right-hander
who won 18 games for the Chi-
cago Cubs last year, has been as-
signed to the Naval air station in
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bithorn,
a native Puerto Rican, was in-
ducted last month.

Spot Shots

Big Sports Week
Base League Plays
AW Boys Victorious
4 Minutes-4 Fouls

Tonight's galaxy of base-
ball stars shining on Drew
'Field- have a shell of armor
all set for Base sports enthu-
siasts to pierce with baseball
quiz questions.
Gametime is slated for 7 p.m.
at the Bandshell "stadium" with
Truett "Rip" Sewell on the mound
with his much discussed "blooper
ball" the invading weapon. An
all-star team composed of big
leaguers Paul Waner, Paul Der-
ringer, Johnny Cooney, Al Lopez,
Butch Henline and Drew Field's
Sgt. Vitb Tamulis will oppose the
questions fired by "Colonel" Bob
Newhall, veteran sports writer
and radio commentator. Bill
Klem, the veteran major league
umpire, is all set to arbitrate the
questions tossed at the diamond
Friday evening the AWUTC
Varsity defeated the Base De-
tachment quintet 43-26 at the
Base Gymnasium and came back
on the floor again Saturday eve-
ning to defeat the 3.96th Bomb
Group officers.

Monday evening the Drew
Field Base Basketball League
began play in the Base Gymna-
sium to bring the total number
of leagues in operation on the
Base to seven. Composed of three
separate leagues, the Base League
operates along with leagues in
the 1st, 2d, 4th and 5th Training
Regiments in the AWUTC area.
Monday was also the day the
2d Training .Regiment's Head-
quarters Company team was de-
flated by the AWUTC Varsity.
Headquarters challenged the AW
aggregation and was spanked by
the big boys to the tune of 72-23.
Lieutenant John Fowler scored
23 points on shots from all over
the court to teach the challengers
a lesson.
Headquarters brought practi-
cally its entire personnel to the
game, anticipating great things- of
the team and ardently backed the
office boys. Having a good team
in its league, Headquarters was
all set to topple AW, but hit the
Not only deflated in the cra-
nium, but also short changed in
the pocketbook was the fate suf-
fered by the Headquarters quintet.
Numerous greenbacks changed
hands on the ball game. Think-
ing 2d Training to be nigh un-
beatable, quite a few were back-
ing an upset of the AWUTC
Corporal Bob Forgrave was the
spark keeping Headquarters Co.
in the ball game in the first
quarter when it was a ball game.
Throughout the game, Forgrave
continued to play a scrappy
game. Corporal Merle Taylor
came through with some corner
set shots that also saved the day
for Headquarters.
Base Detachment's cage team
continues to hang on the scoring
of Andy Duncan. Several mem-
bers of the team play smooth
floor games, but actually the
Headquarters team has too much
team spirit. Several times shots
were open, yet the cagers would
pass out to the backcourt. Kissin-
ger should sprout into an out-
standing cager once league play
gets under his belt.
Hearing that the showers still
had warm water in the pipes,
Joe Sardinas of the Labs. and
Orderly Room Hospital quintet
broke all records of drawing four
personal fouls. Point-a-minute
men. hit the headlines, but where
do four fouls ini four minutes get
a man? Early chow?
Sergeant Paul Bustan and
S/Sgt. Nick Charney played
bang-up basketball for the 595th
Bomb Sq. along with Dozier, who
in a relief role came through
with two field goals when the
chips were in the middle of the
table in their 36-32 victory over
the Medical Service quintet.




Cage Fives Swing


Into Battle


396th Quint

For 8th Win

Pounding along undefeated
o win its eighth straight
game against the strong 396th
Bombardment Group last Sat-
urday night, 51 to 44, the fly-
ing AWUTC varsity team
looks like the class of the bas-
ketballers in this area. They
will play the five from the
St. Petersburg Maritime Ser-
vice tonight at 8 o'clock at
Rec. Hall No. 3.
In an exhibition game last
Monday, in answer to a challenge
by the team representing Hqtrs.
Second Training Reg., the var-
sity went to town by 73 to 23.
Playing less than a full half, the
first team toyed with the boys
and Lt. Fowler rang up 23 points
-as many as the entire 2nd's
In scoring their second win of
the season over the Bombardiers,
the Signal Corps gang were not
without some uneasy moments.
At one time they trailed by 10
points and were constantly be-
hind until midway in the third
quarter. They trailed by 12 to 7
at the end of the first quarter,
were still behind by 23 to 18 at
the half and finally caught up
to gain a 31 to 31 .tie at the end
of the third quarter.
Then the boys slowly drew
away as the Bombardiers, an all-
officer team, fought desperately
to stop them. But Lt. John (The
Cat) Fowler, Lt. Vincent Lusardi,
coach, Cpl. Sol Schechter, Lt.
Aldo Molinari and Pvt. John
(Leaning Tower of Pisa) Tooma-
sian got hotter than a mess ser-
geant with a kitchen full of gold-
bricking KP's and began tossing
them in from all angles.
Lieutenant Fowler led the
parade with 15 points, Lusardi
got 11, Molinari 10, Schechter 8
and Toomasian 7. However, it
will be a long time before
Drew Field basketball fans will
see such a court exhibition as
put on by Lt. Witty of the
An odd sidelight of the eve-
ning was the appearance in the
Bombardier lineup of Chaplain
Duhan. And the chaplain proved
that he knew his way around a
basketball floor as well as in a
Lieutenant Lusardi, whose
amazing guarding was the out-
standing feature of the AWUTC
team, used his starting lineup
)until there were but 50 seconds
to play. Assured then that his
lead could not be overtaken, he
sent-in four reserves.
And he has an ideal running
mate in "Tiger" Molinari. This
fellow is exceedingly aggressive,
never stops driving and seems as
fresh at the end of the game as
he was at the start. "Leaning
Tower" Toomasian turned in a
good floor game Saturday but
was guarded like a Nazi spy
under the basket by Lt. Witty.
The boys are champing at
the bit in anticipation of a
game with the unbeaten Mac-
Dill Fliers, their bitterest riv-
als. A schedule of games is now
being worked out and the
games should be sellouts.
Summary of Saturday's game:
B. F.Pt. B. F.Pts.
Fowler.f 7 1 15 Wilson.f 2 0 4
Molinari.l 4 2 10 Dozier.f 4 0 8
Toomasian.,e 1 7 Witty.c 7 1 15
Schechter.g 4 0 S Graziano, 7 0 14
Lusardl]g 5 1 111 Burcky, g 0 0 0
Stahl,f 0 0 0Duhan,g 1 1 8
D'Anglet 0 0 0
Raymond -0 0 0
Maoiryngki,g 0 0 0
23 5 51 21 2 44
OFFICIALS: McGranary, referee; Cohen, time-

DREW GOLFERS talk things over for match with baseball linksmen. Opponents of GI golfers
will be Paul Waner, Johnny Cooney, Butch Henline and Paul Derringer. In picture are
(left to right) Cpl. Al Brill, Sgt. Thomas Sulzby, Pvt. Sandy Stiles and M/Sgt. E. Smith.
Sudden illness necessitated Stiles' withdrawal from the matches. His place has been taken
by Cpl. Bob Finseth, who once played for LSU. Tonight the ball stars will appear in quiz
contest at Bandshell.



Here Tonight

RIP SEWELL, right, whose "blooper" ball was good for 21
wins and the National league pitching crown last season,
demonstrates how he throws his famed delivery to Sgt. Vito
Tamulis, former New York Yankee and Brooklyn Dodger
hurler now stationed at Drew Field. The big leaguers will
participate in a giant quiz show tonight at Drew in which
soldiers will submit questions to a board of baseball "experts"
which will include Paul Derringer, Paul Waner, Al Lopez,
Butch Henline and Johnny Cooney. Bob Newhall, nationally-
known sports commentator, will act as the "Clifton Fadimon"
of the show with Umpire Bill Klem as the arbitrator.

Phiz Ed Class
The physical training clinic, de-
signed to acquaint all physical
training commissioned and non-
commissioned officers with in-
novations and programs pre-
scribed by the Army Air Forces
and the Third Air Force, will
continue at Drew Field until
Jan. 18, according to Lt. Charles
W. Lyons, Drew physical fitness
Held at the new Base gym-
nasium, the clinic touches all
phases of Air Forces physical
Administration of the sports
program dominates the clinic,

with qualified speakers discus-
sing their own sports specialties.
Also emphasized is the care and
procurement of athletic equip-
ment, the care of athletic areas,
coverage of sports events for the
press, methods of instruction and
procedure in compiling reports
of physical progress.

Anchor Catches Jeep
freighter hauled up its anchor
here and found it had hooked a
jeep lost overboard months be-

Four crack Drew Field
golfers, collegiate stars and
veterans of tournament play
before they joined the service,
and a quartet of golfing base-
ball stars will feature the
dedication of Drew's Rocky
Point links this afternoon at
1:30 o'clock with an exhibi-
tion match.
Corporal Al Brill, Cpl. Bob
Finseth, Sgt. Thomas Sulzby, and
M/Sgt. E. Smith will match
strokes with Paul Waner, Paul
Derringer, Johnny Cooney, and
Butch Henline, winter residents
of Sarasota, in an exhibition in
which par is slated to take a beat-
Three of Drew's links contingent
have been members of college
golf teams. Brill playing for the
University of Southern California,
Sulzby in southern tournaments,
Finseth for Louisiana State and
Smith for Georgia Tech.
The diamond stars will be led
by Henline, International League
umpire and former holder of the
Baseball Player's golf title.
The Rockey Point links, lo-
cated in the west area of the field,
is open every day of the week to
all military personnel, according
to Lt. Edward G. Metcalf, Base
assistant special service officer.
There is no playing fee, and balls
and clubs are furnished free.
The course once was the pride
of Florida's west coast. Several
big-name golfers have been pros
there, and many bigtime tourna-
ments have been held on the
sporty 18-hole layout.

568th HOLDS


The 568th Battalion team re-
mains one of the few undefeated
cage teams playing in organized
Training Regiment Basketball
On top of the 5th Training Reg-
iment League, the 568th stepped
out of its league to meet the
Headquarters quintet of the 4th
Training Regiment in a challenge
game. Finding the competition
keen, the 568the played top notch
basketball to win by a score of

Bomb Squads

Win 3 Base

League Tilts

After a month of exhibi-
tion games to iron out their
floor play, teams comprising
the Drew Field Base Basket-
ball League swung into action
Monday evening at the Base
Gymnasium with three games
played. Making it a clean
sweep for the 396th Bomb
Group were the victories by
the 593rd, 594th and 595th
Bomb Squadrons over Hos-
pital Teams. t
Outstanding basketball was
played in the second game of the
evening with the 595th Bomb
Squadron clinching a nip and
tuck battle with the Hospital
Medical Service team in the final
10 seconds of play when Dozier
worked in under on a sleeper to
set the score 36-32.
The Hospital cagers had an
opportunity to knot the count
with 35seconds remaining to play
and the score standing 34-32.
Lowes drew two foul tosses, but
missed both tries with the 595th
controlling the rebound and com-
ing down court with Dozier laying
his soft shot on the boards to
swish the net with the clinching
The medics held a 7-5 first
quarter lead but lost it at the
half with 595th taking over 16-12.
Holding their four point margin,
595th was in front 27-23 at the
end of the third period.
Cpl. Dick Kimmick took the
medics in front in the last quar-
ter. The lanky 6 foot 3-inch for-
ward tossed" three consecutive
baskets in the opening minutes of
the final period to set the score at
29-27. Nick Charney- came back
for the 595th with a goal to knot
the count at 29 all. Kreissler
hooked a clean shot from the foul
circle to put the 595th in front
31-29. Adding to their margin,
Dozier stabbed a shot from the
side and Bustan a foul toss to set
the score 33-29. The medics
moved back in the ball game
when Uecker sank an outside set
shot. A foul toss brought the
Hospital team within two points
of the 595th, staging the limelight
for Lowes to come through with
his two foul tosses. Placed on the
spot, Lowes first shot rolled the
rim in a heartbreaker. His sec-
ond shot rebounded off the rim
with 595th going on to its clinch-
ing basket and the ball game.
The box score:
B. F.Pts. B. F.pl,.
Karwel.f 0 0 0 Kimml,.f 5 1 11
Caljouw.f 0 0 0 Allen.f 1 1 3
Bustanf 4 2 10 W.Sorey.f 1 0 2
Wells.f 0 0 0 Mocek.c 3 1 7
Charney.c 4 1 9 LTawe.g 2 1 5
Dozier.g 2 0 4 Uram.g 0 0 0
Kreisslerg 3 0 6 Uecker.r 2 0 4
Sare.g 2 0" 4 H.Soreg 0 0 0
ernnrd,g 1 1 3
16 4 36 14 4 32
In the opening game of the eve-
ning, the fast playmaking of Mar-
tin Smith carried the 593d Bomb
Squadron to a 36-12 victory over
the Dental Clinid.
Blanking the medical men in
the first quarter, the 593d went
out in front 11-0 and at half time
the Bomber basketeers were lead-
ing 20-5. The third quarter score
was 29-8.
Winding up the complete sweep
for the 396th Bomb Group, the
594th Bomb Squadron disposed of
the Labs. and O.R. in a decisive
22-8 score.
After McMinn and Columbo
put the 594th in front, the squad-
ron quintet used numerous sub-
stitutions. McMinn tossed four
goals from the court and two free
throws for 10 points while Co-
lumbo tossed three buckets from
the floor.
Curtis and O'Brien paced the
Hospital scoring with four and
three points respectively.
Points Scored: 594th Bomb. Sqd. (22)
McMinn 10: Columbo 6: Coats :2
Jones 2: Fonts 2. \
Labs. and O.R. (8) Curtis 4: O'Briea
3; Johnson 1.


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THIS PHOTOGRAPH and diagram show in general how planes fly by jet-propulsion. The craft in the photo
is a Caproni-Campini which was developed in 1941 for the Italian Air Force. Air enters through the
circular duct in the nose of the plane into an expansion chamber. A motor compresses the air, heats it, and
expels it through the exhaust in the tail, the propulsive force thus providing the motive power. The joint
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number in the Wac ,musical comedy, "Swing Sister Wac, Swing," presented recently at the Algiers Opera
House in Africa. The "sultan" in the clutches of the silken-clad beauty is Sgt. Danny Webb, Hollywood.
Giving out with the arms is Pfc. Ona Freeman, Kansas City. Signal Corps radiophoto. (International)

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F. Sustrick (left) of Denver, Colo., and Sgt. William Lyon of Los An-
geles. The new headgear protects the airmen against low velocity ack-
ack fragments. The M-3 is worn by most members of the crew, and the
M-4 is worn by the gunners. Signal Corps photo. (International)

BOMBARDIER LL. Carl .. Mlorgan of
Ludow, Ky., shows a hole made in
his armored suit by German flak
while on a bombing mission over
Augsburg, Germany. The newly
designed American Air Force suit
helps protect air crews from anti-
aircraft shell fragments. Signal
Corps Radiophoto. (International)

rAI WUKK oy a u. N. Navy cameraman aboard a carrier during a raid
on the Marshall Islands last month resulted in this sensational sequence
which shows what occurred when a Jap torpedo plane, one of six that
attacked the carrier, made its pass. Coming in almost at deck level, the
plane is met by heavy ack-ack fire and'a stream of tracer bullets. Disas-
ter strikes when gunners on the carrier score a hit on the wing. The
plane yaws, then explodes into the sea so close that debris falls on the
carrier's deck. U. S. Navy photos. (International)

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