Title: Drew Field echoes
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VOL. 2, NO. 47

Drew Field Echoes




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Drew Field's CO

fame When Base

Was Just a Babe

Colonel Melvin B. Asp. who was the Commanding Of ticer
of Drew Field Army Air Base before it attained the status
of an independent field, severed from MacDill on Septern-
ber 15, 1941, was relieved from command today. His new
assignment has not been announced. His successor will be
announced within a few days.
Colonel Asp, long time Tampa resident, having moved
here in 1907 from Pueblo, Colo., took charge of the infant
war bird nest in its early days and developed it into one of
the largest air force installations in the southeast.
On Feb.' 28, 1928, Colonel Asp
helped dedicate the field which (now Col. Bushnell serving
was at that time a small cow- overseas) and his family in or-
pasture with an old-time hangar der to continue at Hillsborough
as the main building. On May High from which he was grad-
7, 1941, .he took command of the uated in 1913.
field and the need for a fighter In 1914 lie entered the Univer-
bastion for all year around train-
ing purposes, plus the pressure sity of Minnesota where he ma-
of the European conflict, in- jored in Mining Engineering.
creased the importance of Drew With the outbreak of the Mexi-
Field.- can War in 1916, Asp enlisted as
.BORN. N WEST a private in the First Regiment

Colonel Asp was born in Pueb-
lo, Colo;,- on April 18, 1893, the
son of a pioneer mechanic who
took part in the race for territory
on the Oklahoma Cherokee Strip
in 1891. Later the family settled
in Colorado.
The family was migratory,
living at different intervals
from 1897 to 1905 in Vicksburg,
Miss.; St. Paul, Minn.; Still-
water, Minn., and Cape .Girar-
deau, io. In the latter place,
in 1905, young Asp began his
schooling. In 1906, the family
moved to New Orleans; in 1907
to Eliglewood, Fla., and in 1908,
to Tampa, where the 15-year-
old boy continued his elemen-
tary education. In 1909 he was
graduated and enrolled at Hills-
borough High School. In 1912
the family moved to Sarasota,
but he stayed on in Tampa,
living with Byrom Bushnell

i. ', .' .

O. i

COL. MELVIN B. ASP points tc

of the jinnesota national Guara.
The unit was sent to the Mexican
border and later to Camp Wil-
son -near San Antonio, arriving
there the beginning of the year
and was ordered home on
March 1.
On March 14, he was back in
Minnesota, but 12 days later he
was recalled to active service
because of the war emergency.
He was on recruiting duty in
downtown Minneapolis when war
was,declared on Germany April
7; he held the rank of first ser-
In the fall of 1917, he was
transferred to the Air Corps
and sent to the University of
Illinois for -ground training.
Several months later he was
sent to Kelly Field, Tex., where
he evidenced prodigious skill
(Continued on Page 6)

new horizons

IJLU1 ,. -.




Tracy Movie,.

Filmed Here,

Drew Field was the "New
Guinea" setting for a large part
of "A Guy Named Joe," starring
Spencer Tracy and Irene Dunne,
which opens at War Department
Theaters 1 and 5 at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Many Drew Field GIs acted as
extras in the picture. Still stand-
ing as a memento of the movie's
filming here is a grass "New
Guinea" hut on the south side of
Columbus Drive.
"A Guy Named Joe" was the
second Hollywood film made at
Drew Field. The first, "Air
Firce," was made here during the
summer of 1942.
The Tracy-Dunne film will ro-
tate all theaters here, playing a
total of eight days.

Short Snort Baer

'Takes' Colonel
Max Baer, who visited the
Base Monday for physical train-
ing talks, is also a good money
He talked Col. Melvin B. Asp,
Base commander, out of $1.
Shortly after he had been in-
troduced to the colonel, the ex-
world's heavyweight champ
mentioned that he was a mem-
ber of the Short Snorter's Club.
The colonel beamed and re-
plied that he too belonged to
that exalted circle.
Max produced a fat roll of
Short Snorters' bills and asked
to see the colonel's "member-
ship receipt" in the organiza-
Baer's stout roll of bills was
fattened by another $1 note.
Colonel Asp couldn't find his
autographed banknote.

Officers' Wives Offer
Free Mending to GIs
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrons or insignia sewed on,
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the
Officers Wives' Sewing Club.
Clothes should be left at Chapel
No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tues-
day morning.

Karl August Bickel, retired
president of United Press and
one of the world's most
prominent newspaper m e n,
will give Drew Field per-
sonnel the lowdown on Hit-
ler, Mussolini and Jap lead-
ers with whom he has been
personally acquainted many
Bickel, who has traveled all
over the world organizing UP bu-
reafis, will speak at Service Club
No. 1 at 8 p.m. February 10.
His is the third program spon-
sored. by the ECHOES Forum,
which strives to bring to Drew
Field military men and women
topnotchers in sports, journalism,
science, religion and entertain-
ment. The ECHOES Forum al-
ready has brought to Drew Field
several nationally known baseball
personalities and V. T. Hamlin,
creator of the Cartoon character
Alley Oop.
It is Bickel's conviction that
half a dozen men are responsible
for the world's plight. In his
talk here the retired UP presi-
dent will relate authentic stories
about the world leaders with
whom he has discussed interna-
tional relations.
He will reveal inside dope on
men like Hitler, Mussolini, the
late Yamamoto the Jap who
planned the Pearl Harbor attack
-and other men whose actions
led to World War II.
In addition, he also will give
character studies of Prime Min-
ister Churchill, and David Lloyd
George, Britain's World War I
prime minister.
Bickel has interviewed Musso-
lini six times and Hitler twice.
A native of Illinois, Bickel rose
to the presidency of the vast UP
organization after starting in the
journalistic profession by ped-
dling papers. Immediately after
his graduation from high school,
he became managing editor of a
Davenport, Iowa, paper. He quit
that post to enter Stanford Uni-
versity. He quit the university
to take the city editorship of the
San Francisco Daily News. In
1907 he took charge of UP's San
Francisco bureau. His next step
was to establish a UP office at
Portland, Ore.
After this bureau was running
smoothly, he left to publish a
paper at Grand Junction, Colo.
In 1913 he returned to UP and
(Continued on Page 6)


Steps have been taken to
give Drew Field a: Non-
commissioned Officers' Club.
Under the sponsorship of
Major Joseph 0. Schreck, Air
Inspector, a handful of NCOs
have launched the movement
and membership drive.
Membership, according to
M/Sgt. Robert Ross, the club's
publicity director, will be re-
stricted to the upper four grades
of men and Air-WACs. Only
members of the following or-
ganizations are eligible: Base De-
tachment, Detachment, 3d Fighter
Command (including Signal
Hqs. Co.), 569th AAF Band and
396th Bomb Group.
Initiation fee is $5, monthly
dues $2. Charter members who
join between February 1 and 10
will get their Febrtiary dues free.
Those joining after February 10
will have to Day the $5 fee and
the $2 monthly dues.
M/Sgt. Hudson, temporary
treasurer, will collect dues and
issue membership cards. He can
be reached at the Provost Mar-
shal's Office, 8th St. and Ave. C.
Sgt. Ross said every effort will
be made to make the NCO or-
ganization a complete club, with
a beer bar, dining room, dance
floor and reading rooms.
The club will be housed tem-
porarily in a building once occu-
pied by the 3d Fighter Command
Annex, on Ave. C, next to the
post office.

Here's a Bargain

When in Capital
Drew Field service men are in-
vited to visit the Soldiers, Sailors
and Marines Club when in Wash-
The club, owned and operated
by officers' wives, is open for the
exclusive use and convenience of
enlisted men of the three services.
Enlisted men can get dinner for
50 cents. Breakfast is 25 cents,
while a bed can be had for half a
dollar. Among the other facilities
are writing rooms, billiard tables
and reading rooms.



10. BEST



HANGER QUEEN: S/Sgt. Lowell "Red" Lueck of the
592d Bomb Squad, is complaining these days of slow trains.
On his recent furlough, "Red" resented the snail-like pace
of the dinky little train on which he found himself.
He stamped up to the conduc-
tor and remarked with elaborate ushering at Radio City anymore!"
irony, "Will this railroad cor- S/Sgt. "Ronny" DeLuca, and
pany allow a mere military man gorgeous date at Service Club
to give it some advice if it is done dance: "Let's sit this one out,
in a respectful manner?" The dear!" And she replying, "No,
conductor allowed that he could let's dance. I'm tired tonight."
speak his piece. "Well," growled More than slightly embarrassed,
Lueck, "why don't you take the Cpl. George St. Croix, walking
cow chaser off the front of that along Franklin street, wailing:
damn engine of yours and hitch it "How many times must I tell you
to the rear of the train? It is ob- to let go of my arm when I salute
vious that we'll never overtake a an officer, dear!"
cow, and what is to prevent a THE HOME FRONT: Cpl. Carol
cow strolling into this car and Ravoldi, who recently returned
biting a passenger?" from furlough-tells of the wist-
OBSERVATIONS: Civilian ful communication received by
lotrely swinging 'at Service his favorite draft board while
paying them a visit in New Or-
Club dance with gorgeous gown leans. "I just heard that you
that was long enough-but not have classified Bob in 3-A be-
tall enough. Maria Montez cause he is living with his wife,"
in latest flicker at Post Theater th note read. "I believe he
should be reclassified and put in
wearing a sarong. And the sol- 1-A because he isn't living with
diers so quiet-you could hear his wife at all. He is living with
them waiting for a pin to drop. my wife."
Special Orders transferring ......- "'* s '
member of K-9 Corps-to a PR MOTIO N
new post. PT bulletin at PROMOTIONS
gym enthusiastically offering:
Develop Chest Expansion or
Bust. Maas Bros. Women's MA Th Ee Clc.
Dep't offerings: The camouflage Phillips Thygesson, Eye Clinic.
sweater as the best thing to CAPT. TO MAJOR
wear on dates.... The GI who W. J. -Janda, Base postal offi-
offered his girl the time-tested e. S r.
J. O. Schreck, Air Inspector.
scotch and soda-and she de- R C S-
cn -Vann Robinson, Chief Sur-
cined .... geon's Sedtion.
A WAC leaving the post and Coy Stone, Chief Surgeon's
showing her slip to an MP. Section.
And the GI glamor boy claiming Albert E. Abraham, VD officer.
his blind date, a WAVE-made Aold E. Manske, Cmmun.
his seasick. Arnold E. Manske, Commun.
of the better known Davis Island Harvey H. Zimberg, Dental
wolves-in ship's clothing goes Clinic.
poetic at the Jewel Box with- 1ST LT. TO CAPT.
"I was seated in the parlor, Morris Waisman, dermatolo-
And I said unto the light- gist.
Either you or I, old fellow, Donald L. Arey, Chief of Al-
Will be turned out tonight." lergy Section.
HASHBURNER: Our favorite George Schwartz, Dental clinic.
cook, Sgt. Bill Needles, had just Harry S. Senbekos, Dental
whipped up orders of scrambled clinic.
eggs for a hungry mob the other Raymond R. Rydlund, Dental
morning. Wearied by his Hercu- clinic. aav Dntal
lean efforts, Bill sat in a shady Sid alavn Dental
spot under a nearby orange tree, Michael I. Kalman, Dental
yawned, lit a Camel, and wrote a clinic.
note to his sweetheart. "Darling, William L. Tedford, Base asst.
he began, "for the past three intelligence officer.
hours shells have been bursting Joseph Miley, Post Engineer
all around me:" office.
THE LISTENING POST: Two M. J. McLaughlin, Base Tech.
civic armfuls at the Elks Club Inspector.
Saturday evening dance dis- Arthur Colley, 3d Fighter
cussing Two-Striper. "That was physical training officer.
the fourth fiance of the girl to 2D LT. TO 1ST LT.
whom Bob was engaged to be-
fore he was engaged to me" Joseph H. McGinty, PRO and
S. S/Sgt. Sidney Stein, an Base Asst. Special Service offi-
ardent Coke drinker, offering: cer.
"The British Navy drinks rum. George J. May Jr., Base theater
The American Navy absorbs officer.
whisky. But the Jap Navy Audrey Linseau, Asst. Adju-
sticks to port." Probably be- tant, Base Hq.
caus3 it goes down more easily. K. E. Harrison, Camp DeSoto.
Harold W. Dykstra, Camp De-
First Sgt. "Dick" Manning at Soto.
Weekly Review: "Don't stand so Lt. Haurberg (Nurse).
straight, Gillem! You're not Lt. Geist (Nurse),

1. Important chemical munition.
10. DM is an- smoke.
11. dichlorasine. 2ED.
15. Large lake in the U. S.
14. Correlative of either.
16. Inert being.
17. A gas mask repair- is an
item of issue.
18. Important military school.
21. One shell marking denoting
screening smokes.
24. Bitter.
26. A small neutral Asiatic coun-
27. A prefix signifying equal.
28. Class of.gases that attack the
.-skin. (abbrev.)
30. Yes. (Spanish)
31. Night before a holiday.
33. His. Majesty's Ship.
34. Gas officer. (abbrev.)
36. An .important item of CW
equip. (abbrev.)
37. A GO should -- -his fel-
39. Lung injurants also affect
42. Everyday common language.
43. No good.

Candlemass Day

Next Wednesday

Special religious services in ob-
servance of Candlemass Day, the
Purification of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, will be held at Chapels 2
and 4 and at the Station Hos-
pital Chapel next Wednesday,
Chaplain L. Auer announced yes-
A 7:30 a.m. Mass will be cele-
brated at the hospital chapel. At
12:05 p.m. Mass will be said at
Chapel 4. At 5 p.m. Benediction
and Holy Communion services
will be held at Chapel 4. Mass
will be said and candles will be
blessed at 6 p.m. at Chapel 2.
Special ceremonies also will be
held next Thursday, the Feast of
St. Blaise, according to Chaplin
Mass will be said and throats

2. starch is a high explo-
3. Nothing.
4. Doctor. (abbrev.)
5. An important military metal.
6. The soldier --- his clothing
for natural decon.
7. Right. (abbrev.)
8. American soldier.
9. Radioman's natural enemy.
11. College degree. (abbrev.)
12. Some gases cause -- .
13. Affirmative.
16. Part of the gas mask.
19. The----of a Mag. bomb is
20. Drew Field Base Commander.
22. A CW- weapon.
23. is one means of decon-
25. Amer. bombers made a-
over Tokio.
29. Slip issued by Chaplain.
32. Very old. (abbrev.)
34. A type of warfare.
35. A type of incendiary bomb.
38. Diphenylchlorarsine.
40. Opposite of out.
41. Street. (abbrev.)
(Answers on Page 13)

will be blessed at 7:30 a.m. at the
hospital chapel. At noon throats
will be blessed at Chapel 4. The
same rite will be repeated at
Chapel 2 and the hospital chapel
at 12:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. Mass
will be celebrated and throats
blessed at Chapels 2 and 4.

British Officer Praises
U. S. Army Medical Corps
John R. Rees, consulting psychia-
trist of the British Army, thinks
that the American Army method
of psychiatric examination is far
superior to any other system "used
anywhere in the world."
During a recent inspection of
military hospitals and induction
centers here Brig. Rees observed
that this nation can afford to re-
ject more men than the British
"because we haven't the luxurious
supply of manpower you have."

peOPLE 1~/A4' -18~O~U~
R, ot dor Rlb 7W.4



1. Would it cost the sender
more to mail the same letter from
the United States to Canada or
from Canada to the United
2. How many thieves were
there in Ali Baba's band?
3. A friend of mine in the serv
ice overseas wrote me to send hir
a wrist watch, a pair of sneaker
and a baseball bat. How many
did the post office allow me to
4. What tree bears fruit that is
eaten as a pickle or relish?
5. If a man whispers military
secrets, he's not using, his head.
But when he whispers-would he
be using his vocal chords?
6. Is the shadow of an object
always all one shade, or can it
be two-toned?
7. Which of the following is
often used as an ingredient in
the manufacture of ice cream:
Soap, lead white, seaweed?
8. In a horse race "scratch"
means to withdraw a horse from
the race. In a track .meet to
"start from scratch" means to
start a race from a stationary
position. How is the word
"scratch" used in a game of bil-
9. Here are two important
events in American history. Do
you know the years in which they
occurred: (a) When did the Pil-
grims land in Plymouth? (b)
When did the U. S. purchase
10. How do radio waves travel,
inside wires, or outside?
(Answers on page 12)

396th Scribe

Picks Films

Unit Enjoyed

The day approaches for
filmdom to choose the 10 b-"-
pictures of the past ye
Your correspondent of Head-
quarters, 396th Bomb Group,
submits his selections on the
basis of their relationship to
this organization. The first
outstanding choice is "For
Whom the Bell Tolls"-the
night C. Q., as there are
eleven telephones in Head-
"Higher and Higher" is sec-
ond choice for it is exactly what.
happens to all of us at the Tampa
Terrace or at any reasonable
facsimile. "The Fallen Sparrow"
automatically, becomes third for
it is the ultimate result of se-
lection two.
One of our wise birds (could
be a sparrow) groveling'in the
grime at the entrance of any
Tampd tavern. "The Human
Comedy" places fourth as it is
an accurate description of our
personnel at work.
In a visitor's poll this was far
in front as picture number one.
"Random Harvest" gets the fifth
position and this is easily under-
stood after seeing our Gleaners
picking up the female species
anyplace at anytime.
"Girl Crazy" merits the sixth
spot and no explanation is
needed. "Thank Your Lucky
Stars" and Monty Woolly in f'Holy
Matrimony" end in a draw for
seventh place honors.
Many 'of the boys followed
Woolly's example but to the more
fortunate I point with pride to
the show that draws the same
number of votes. Rather than
return to Moses Lake I take
"Destination Tokyo" which just
nosed out our home-made movie
"Wandering to Wenatchee."
Last but not least and the show
that has to be mentioned is "This
is The Army."




Why the Nazis Admit They're Beaten in Russia

By MAX WERNER ...... -

In the past weeks a German military
expert has twice drawn the picture- of the
present military situation-presenting the
darkest analysis ever heard from German
sources. These were the radio speeches of
Jan. 4 and 11, given by Lt. Gen. Kurt von Dittmar,
known for his military acumen-
Reduced to their bare substance, the assertions of
this representative of the German high command
were that:
The Red army has everything necessary for vic-
The wehrmacht holds no military assets any more.
The outlook for German warfare is desperate.
The facts Gen. Dittmar stressed are as important
as his ov.n cnciu'irons are inexorabic in their effect.
His explanation of German defeats in the ea .t i. ery
simple: the Red army is stronger than the wehrma.cht
in every respect.
"In everything that can be expres.-ed in nunibers
the Red army is tar superior.' said Von Dittlnar, and
he means numerical superiority as well aI sull.erlrity
n weapons.
The German analyst gave not onl. a calculation ot
general factors but also the concrete picture of the
present big battle. He is convinced that the Red ai nm
superiority, especially in shock troops, miotorized
corps and tank divisions, is even larger in this Ru'-
s.an offensive than ever before.
He spoke ot "trLemendou; number i: ot Ru.s;aan can-
non and other heavy weapon- and ot tile mass ot
tanks and battle planes \Which gave he necessary
po%\er to the Russian assault." And he said "the Red
army is using tremendous fire power, and it_ mno-
bility is well developed, technically as well as oir-
"*But all this was only introduction. Gen. Dittmar
frankly admitted the oftenrive spirit of the Red army
and the quality of its leadership. He spoke about the
moralee endurance and morale strength, well led and
more than adequately armed, superior force with un-
slackened will for fighting" of the Red army. And
speaking about the race of the two military strategies,
he added:
"In many respects we are surpassed here, too, by
the Russian leadership."
This means the recognition of the qualitative su-
periority of Russian strategy. No admission could be
more painful for a German general.
The aspect of the present battle on the eastern
tront must be very gloomy for the wehrmacht if dur-
Sing the course of this critical struggle the speaker for

3d FC Scribe Says Scoops

Come in Sanitary Packs

With Sgt. Amster on furlough-probably snowbound--
and Sgt. Rarus snooping around the local keyholes for next
week's column, a rank amateur takes over for this one issue.
When this guest column was

announced last weeK, we were led
to believe that we'd be showered
with favor and fact, but such has
not been the case.
Members of this Detachment
apparently lead blameless lives,
strangely lacking in those
splendid qualities, such as deser-
tion and murder, which do so
much to make an interesting
weekly column. So, it is with a
clear conscience that we dig a
few items out of our own ob-
servations and opinions.
No longer news, but of inter-
est to the organization and.
worthy of mention in public
print are the promotions of the
Adjutant, Captain Dashiell;
Major Pearson of A-3; Captain
Colley, Asst. Special Service
Officer,. and Ist Lieutenant
Gephart of the Adjutant Gen-
eral's Section. May this gen-
erous spirit of promotion pre-
First Lt. Herman Felsen has re-
cently been appointed Detach-
ment Surgeon, Captain A. J. Wal-
lace being transferred.
Congratulations are also offered
to Pvt. Robert Grondin of Trans-
portation and Mrs. Grondin on
the new daughter; Sgt. and Mrs.
Dorwart on their first anniver-
sary,. Jan. 23 and Pfc. Ashby Ken-
nemer whose wife has joined him
And, if- those congratulations
are not enough, here are a few
more. To Sgt. Larivierre and
Cpl. Selby, because that local
night club was gigged by the gov-
ernment before these two GI's
had contributed enough to pay
that whacking big fine; to Sansel
Rapuano and Morse, because no
newsreels were made of them in
the parade of the sponge fishers
at Tarpon Springs; to Rocque-
more, for his display of spiritual

strength in returning from fur-
lough, and to T/Sgt. Penhale,
whose wife, he solemly swears,
knew Captain Midi's secret from
the start.
If in passing, you should fall
prey to S/Sgt. Daugherty's
ersatz southern brogue, know
that it's the fault of a journey-
man character reader whom the
Doctor met in a local beer
garden. The analysis identified
Daughertys as "a little slow at
catching on, but a good guy"
who hails from southern
Louisiana. Now he's looking
for 'possum and turnip greens.
Nominations for the Hearts and
Flowers Department this week
were limited to Paul (the Pipe)
Sluka and Jack Williamson, both
reported to be running high tem-
peratures over the Happy WAC,
and, strangely enough, to S/Sgt.
Ed Sitarz, whose preferences seem
to be secret.

WTSP Asks For

Request Numbers

.In a special program to pro-
mote the sale of War Bonds dur-
ing the Fourth War Loan Drive,
the officers and men of Drew
Field will be complimented on
the Brass and Reeds Show of
Wednesday, February 2, aired by
WTSP at 4:15 p.m.
Personnel of this Base are in-
vited to select platters to be
played on the program. Selections
may be made by mailing re-
quests to Al Lino, Brass and
Reeds Editor, WTSP, St. Peter-
burg. Selections should include
one sweet, swing, and semi-classi-
cal record. Discs pooling the most
votes will be featured on the

the German army says bluntly that it is succumbing
because of its weakness.
"Too big is the disparity between oftenslte and
defensive power. Too stressed is our Interiority .
the enemy's superiority can overflow us ."
With this confession General Dittmar reveals a
military crisis of unheard of dangers for the wehr-
macht and opportunities for its opponents.
But if the relationship of power is so desperate tor
the wehrmacht, what can its hopes be? The only odds
General Dittmar evokes are the leadership and the
national consciousness of the German people and

Chapel Service

League Started

Remember the inspiration and
fellowship you found at the Young
People's meetings in the church
back home? There's a similar
organization coming to you at
Drew Field now.
The Christian Service League,
formed in order to provide a
means of Christian fellowship, de-
votion, evangelism, and educa-
tion for Service men and women,
will hold its first meeting tonight
at 7 p.m. The place is Chapel 3,
2d and J.


arm', : Ot t .'. se it outld no,.1 l thlie bl:eg n ng r of
the end or even the end itself
This means that the \. hrm:hti can ti rely on no
military lactOrIS in the ex act -enr-e iianyr, ore but oiil,.
on the quality iof % detl rhip and on the morale or lme
army nard ot the homeir troni. General Dttinar's c-in-
cluiion is that there i; onlyonne stratee. te ealble tor
Ge many to sae te the livan force oft the army at any
price. H i solution '.,,ould be svitt and deep retreat
to peeseri-e the tghlini po .er ot the ari'ny.
But v.hat the Germiani high command i: do-ina now
is iu.t the contrary. The nain Germian ,force. on tihe
.outlihern front are still left in t\v:. large pi:ckels, in
the Dnilper ben.l and on the middle Dnieper. The en-
elopnrent ,:t the enternh tip, of the German army
facing the Dnii cer bend has nro\v irearci:l a deplh ol
alm,:,t 400 mile; If the German alin\ is too v.eak lor
a counter-blo.'. aG GCineral Dit D anl ori inicingly stat-
ed. then the German hiuh commniand ha; placed the
wtbhrmaclht in condition mo-t uiinfav\orable for de-
The whole of the Gteman defense system in Rus-
sia is actually based oni twov cnominulnic ction ceiteis:
Zhmerinka in the soulh and Diinrk in the north.
With their lo:s the entire German Lront from the
Baltic to the Black sea will be unhineed. both Ger-
man flanks \%ill be isolated tiom the central front,
the German norllcinr arm. V. ill be pressed against
the Baltic c.a-ts and the southern army group against
the Black sea coasts
The German high coinniand did not adapt its
strategy to the limited forces ,of its eastern front, and
Hitler failed to regroup the welhrrnla.ht there for the
defense of vital objectives. General Dittmar's radio
addresses were desperate crieg for a purposeful de-
fense strategy in the eleventh hour.
He tried to present German military leadership
and German strategy as tle biggest assets the wehr-
rnacht still has But these o ve ththings are it' biggest
General Dittmar made noh boasts ot alleged 300
German divisions5 nor did he promise any secret
weapons which could change the course ot the \war.
He kno\\s that the course ot the war is already pre-
determined. He did not even say that the wehrmacht
is weaker than the anti-Hitler coalition. He said
bluntly that the v.ehrmacht is weaker than the Red
army al(n,ie.
But if this statement implies the issue of the cam-
paign on the Russian front. so much more does it in-
dicate the issue of the combined Anglo-American-
Russian offensive. Dittmar's speech proved that the
wehrmacht in Russia is on the brink of strategic ex-
haustion. that is to say unable to fulfill the urgent
tasks of defense. Allied strategy cannot overlook the
opportunities implied in this crisis of the enemy.



The ECHQES income tax editor today holds his first
forum on the income tax question.
All Drew Field military personnel with questions about
1943 income tax returns are invited to send their queries
to the ECHOES, Base Special Service Office, 8th St. and
Ave. B.

All questions are answered by
the Tampa office of Treasury De-
partment's Internal Revenue

Officer Takes Bride
-il ll l

CAPTAIN JOHN GIBSON, executive officer of the 595th
Bomb Squadron, and Miss Louise Simpson (third from
left) were married by the 396th Group's Chaplain Henry
Duhan at the organization's chapel last Friday. At extreme
left is Capt. Earl Shouse. Next to him is the bride's sister,
Miss Lucille Simpson, maid of honor. At the groom's left
is Miss Wilma Peck, while on the extreme right is Lt.
Wendell Wampler, best man. Captain Gibson was gradu-
ated from the University of Missouri as an agronomist and
worked with the Soil Conservation Service until he entered
the Army in August, 1941. His home is at Cower, Mo.
The bride formerly was secretary to the Farm Security
Administrator at Springfield, Mo., her home town.

Today's problems, presented
by S/Sgt. Joseph Balin, Hq.
Co., 5th Training Regt., were
answered by Keith L. Meyer,
Acting Division Chief Deputy.
Here are Balin's questions and
Meyer's answers:
Q. What is the personal ex-
emption for a soldier with one
A. If you are in the service
you don't have to include in your
income or pay a tax on the first
$1,500 of your service pay. There
is also the usual personal exemp-
tions in addition to the above,
which are $500 for single persons
and $1,200 for married. A credit
of $350 is allowed for each de-
pendent when using Form 1040,
and $385 when using form 1040A.
Q. Do we have to file a re-,
turn for 1943?
A. Service men in this country
are not relieved from filing in-
come tax returns by reason of the
fact they are in the service if
they otherwise come within the
requirements for filing.
Q. Are the dependency allot-
ment and separate ration money
included in a soldier's income?
A." Dependency allotments and
subsistence allowances are not to
be included as income to service
Q. If we resided in Florida
for the entire year of 1943 are
we required to file a New York
State income tax return?
A. This office cannot advise

you as to the requirements for
filing State income tax returns.
It will be necessary for you to
secure this information from your
home State.

By midsummer of 1943, more
than 57,000 workers from Mexico,
Jamaica and the Bahama islands
had come to the U. S. for agricul-
tural employment.




Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, January 27, 1944

Air Base Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity,
published each Thursday in the interest of the officers
and enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circular 55, 1943. under the
supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with
W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7. 1942,
Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Unit Newspapers
Major Chester K. Delano. Base Special Service Officer
Lt. Joseph H. McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located In
Special Service Building on 8th St. between Aves. A and
B. Building No. 14B-03. 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]

Back the Attack !

The people of this state, along with the
rest of the nation, have been asked, start-
ing Jan. 15, to buy 14 billion dollars worth
of War Bonds. Where does the money go?
Well, nearly $29,000,000 in the Fourth
War Loan Drive disappeared over Schwein-
furt, Germany, on Oct. 14, 1943. That day
the biggest air fleet ever sent to battle by
the United States Army Air Forces thun-
dered over the English Channel and
launched itself at one of Germany's chief
fighter plane factories afid other key pro-
duction centers.
Sixty of the big four-motored bombers,
however, never came back. They were
blasted by anti-aircraft over the target, or
shot to pieces by the swarms of German
fighter craft that pursued them for miles
across hostile territory. Those 60 Flying
Fortresses cost something like $21,000,000
to build. In addition they contained costly
equipment, ammunition, perhaps unloaded
bombs. It would take all of the $29,000,000
and more to replace those bombers and
deliver them to our bases in England.
That, of course, is only the cost of the
physical property used on a single flight.
There is no computing in dollars the value
of the more than 500 men who were shot
down or bailed out, some of them perhaps,
coming down safely in enemy territory,
to spend the rest of the war as prisoners.
Before a member of a bomber air crew is
ready to begin combat duty, something
like $100,000 has been spent on his training
There is another cost that cannot be
computed, and it is figured in days and
weeks and months, rather than in dollars.
A Flying Fortress may be in the process
of construction and assembly for several
months or a year before the completed
plane rolls from the plant. The crew mem-
bers all have been in training from a year
to a year and a half, and in such an im-
portant raid most of them would have been
veterans with six months to a year of
service behind them. Time is irreplaceable,
and in such a war as we are fighting, time
ranks next to lives in value.
We have no way of knowing the cost
to the enemy of that single day's work by
our fliers over Germany. We can guess
that it was tremendous. If the usually
accurate bombardiers had clear weather
and an unimpeded run over their targets,
the Messerschmitt factory and other war
plants marked on the aerial maps are now
at least partially in ruins.
Production is slowed or halted on vital
war materials. As costly to the Germans,
however, must have been the loss of 186
fighter planes which our Air Force says
were positively destroyed by that flight
of bombers.
Hillsborough county's share in the
SFourth War Loan Drive is $13,081,700, or
more than $68 for each person in this
county. If the call. for buying additional
War Bonds in January seems irksome to
you, or if you think Uncle Sam does not
need your money to win the war, reflect
for a minute on the cost to us of a SINGLE
OF OUR ARMED FORCES-the daylight
raid on Schweinfurt on Oct. 14, 1943.


Z7ronl Our CLapain-.

Like most Americans, I enjoy visiting places of histori-
cal interest. Sometime ago, while in Richmond, Virginia, I
set out to find the place where Patrick Henry had delivered
his famous speech which helped to light the fires of freedom
in the hearts of the early Americans.
You will remember the burning
words which bring the speech to erty Bell he turned to the Bible.
a tremendous climax: "Our breth- Proudly cut into the ancient metal
ren are already in the field. Why of this symbol of liberty are the
stand we here idle? What is it Bible's words: "Proclaim liberty
that gentlemen wish? What throughout the land and unto all
would we have? Is life so dear the inhabitants thereof."
or peace so sweet as to be pur- Recently, Vice President Henry
chased at the price of chains and A. Wallace said, "The idea of free-
slavery? Forbid it, Almighty dom, the freedom that we in the
God! I know not what course United States know and love so
others may take, but as for me- well, is derived from the Bible."
give me liberty or give me death." No wonder Chief Justice Mar-
Liberty-or death! The course of shall once said, "The torch in the
our national history could be hand of the Statue of Liberty
written around those words. should be an open Bible."
Today, more than a century and Democracies, with their guaran-
a half after those immortal words tee of liberty, are invariably
were spoken, we find ourselves Bible-reading nations. Wherever
engaged in an all-out war iri the Bible is unknown or ignored,
which we are determined to pre- dictators and tyrants flourish and
serve this blessing of liberty. "Liberty is dead," as Mussolini
Like Patrick Henry, we are again once boasted. That is why, in
saying: "Give me liberty or give the present war, the Bible is GI
me death!" in the Armed Forces of our coun-
It came as a distinct surprise try. With the Bible we have lib-
to me, however, to discover that erty; without it, national death.
Patrick Henry's speech was de- Read your Bible daily. It is
livered, not-in a political hall or God's word to you. It is the chan-
assembly room, but in a church nel through which He reaches
-Saint John's church. And yet your soul with His saving power.
what better place to give voice The great leaders of our land have
to such a cry. After all, the all testified to the power of God's
world has learned of liberty and word. General MacArthur is re-
freedom through the church and ported to have laid his hand on
her great guide-book, the Holy his Bible, saying: "However tired
Bible. In the midst of the pres- I may be, I never go to bed with-
ent struggle for liberty let us not out reading a portion of this
lose sight of the fact that the Book." It not only frees a na-
Bible is the source-book and the tion from ithe tyranny of dictat-
inspiration for man's ceaseless ors. It also frees from the tyr-
struggle for human freedom. anny of sin every soul that reads
When Isaac Norris, speaker of the it and comes to God through its
assembly of the Colony of Penn- guidance. If you do not have a
sylvania, was asked to choose a copy of this great book of liberty,
suitable inscription for the Lib- ask your chaplain for one-today.

Weekly Religious Services
Sunday, January 30

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 Hospital 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 and 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 3.
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 p.m.; Friday, 8
p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m., all in
Chapel 3; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m.,
Base Hospital. Monday, Tues-
day andTuesday, 5:15 p.m.,
Chapel 3.

Sunday services at 9:15 a.m.,
Chapel 1; Monday and Thurs-
day conferences, 4 to 7 p.m.,
Chapel 1.

Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m. Station
Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-9; 8
a.m., Chapel 2; 9 a.m., Chapels
2 and 5; 11:30 a.m., Chapel 4;
6 p.m., Chapel 2.
Weekday Masses: 7:30 a.m., Sta-
tion Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-9;
6 p.m., Chapel 4; 6 p.m., Chapel
2 (except Wednesday).
Confessions, Saturday 4 to 6 p.m.
and 7 to 9 p.m., Chapels 2 and
4; 7 p.m., Station Hospital.

Masonic Meeting
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

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

Why Uniform Irregularities?
Would like to know if there are two tempera-
tures at Drew Field: One for WACs, one for
GI Joes.
In other words, how come WACs can wear
the OD skirt and khaki shirt outdoors, while
men must stick to OD trousers and shirt? It
doesn't make sense. Cap you enlighten me?

Secret Sud Sack
Dear Rag:
A few nights ago, some of the fellows were,
as usual, down at the "Beer Garden." Suddenly
they spied a "peeping Tom" gazing over the
What they would like to know is:Is it a visi-
tor? Could it be a saboteur? Or just another
Drew Field soldier? (Of course, if he's the

latter, he's definitely in the "sad sack" minority!)
The boys won't-give me any peace until I
ask you to find out who it is.
So, won't you drop everything, and get every
member of your staff busy on this strange case?
Maybe this sketch will help you to -find the
mystery man. The boys swear they won't go
back until they find out who the night-watcher is.
The ECHOES is mighty interested in your
letter and we have had six reporters lurking
about said beer palace for several nights. Our
only answer to your worry is this: Two days
before your letter was received, the ECHOES
Insect Editor was lounging about this place.
Could it have been she?-Ed.

Wants Honor Quintet
Editor, The ECHOES,
Before I entered the Army I was a devoted
follower of collegiate basketball. I'm from the
West Coast (California, to you Crackers) and
during my few years of so-called adulthood I've
seen players like Hank Lusetti of Stanford and
his gang, along with some of' the top Southern
California fives. The big coast colleges always
had some Mid-Western or Eastern quintet on
their schedule and it was a pleasure to see them
But here's my point: I believe that Drew
Field has some of the classiest basketball teams
ever put on the hardwood. Of course, most of
the, players .aren't at their peak becaues basket-
ball, like any sport, requires perfect teamwork
with members, and this teamwork comes only
through months of playing together.
I'd like the ECHOES to nominate an All-Base
Basketball five after the season ad I believe
thees players should receive some kind of medal
or trophy. The top five on this Base would be
one sweet outfit and I'd like to see them play
wtih a crack collegiate outfit.

Florida For Him
Florida has my vote for the finest all-weather
state in the Union. We hear a lot about the
weather around here not being like the-Chambers
of Commerce say, but I'll doff my hat to the
winter sun. I was in Ohio a few weeks ago and
I should know. Didn't see the sun for six days
and believe me it was COLD. More power to
the local C of Cs. They have something to brag

To the Kansas Plains
Dear Editor:
Writing this letter from our "Gold Brickers
Paradise" and looking around, I just happened to
see some of the Third Air Force boys reading the
camp news. Our camp news is similar to the
ECHOES, but the ECHOES is a larger and more
informative newspaper. We would greatly appre-
ciate a few copies of the ECHOES with the news
of our friends of Drew.
Formerly of the 9th Fighter Command on
Drew, I remain,
376th Base Hq. and Air Base Squadron,
Smoky Hill Army Airfield,
Salina, Kansas
Read your smoke signals from the Kansas
plains and the ECHOES is forthcoming. Drop
us a line and let us know your likes and dis-
likes of the paper.-Ed.


Major's Daughter Joins Air-WACs

V I .:

Mysterious Case

Of Unknown Girl

Arouses 594th

Gathering from all that
your 594th reporter has
heard, everyone had more
than an excellent time at the
Squadron Party last Tues-
The music was well above aver-
age. We do want to take this
opportunity to thank the Base
Orchestra for all their fine play-
ing. The "fairer sex" was well
represented by members of the
WAC and SPAR Detachments,
also the young ladies from the
Sub-Depot. It was noticed that
T/Sgt. Bucker was rushing a
beautiful blond WAC. Come up,
Buck, don't keep us in the dark.
Who is she?
We hear that Gibby Watts final-
ly won his battle with the beau-
tiful black-headed young lady
with the Latin American atmos-
phere. Lt. Sugar said, "That gal
sure can dance!"
S/Sgt. Street has informed
yours truly that he has made
up his mind and it is the one
from Tennessee. We do wish
that Lt. Posner would please go
see his friend in the Post Tai-
lor Shop. She is continually
asking for him.
Well, Alex Lind is up to his old
tricks-power-diving in the Serv-
ice Men's Cafeteria. Shame on
you, Alex! T/Sgt. Clyde "Mut-
ton" Moore is sure living up to
his name. Call off your sheep,
"Mutton," we give in.
Fresia and Doyle are going to
open up a hot dog stand pretty
soon. We will keep you informed
and tell you the date of the grand
Why was Junior Grime sit-
ting in the middle of one of
the main Tampa streets at 11:45
p.m., eating peanuts? Rex
Reed requests that the MP leave
him alone when he is on the
I suggest that we have a review
for the sole purpose of giving Joe
Zogby the Order of the Purple
Heart. When he was entering the
barracks the other night he tripped
and as a result has a pretty nose.
Joe, were you sober?
What was so important that it
kept Sam Jones from attending
our last basketball game? What
these women will do! I wonder
If his favorite actress had any-
thing to do with it,

ANNE HOPE LYNCH, in civies, former William and Mary
College student and daughter of Major James Lynch cen-
ter), administrative officer at the Station Hospital, is con-
gratulated by Capt. Doris E. Ward, commander of Drew
Field Air WACs, as she decides to do what so many patriotic
girls are doing-sign up with America's fighting woman-
hood. Formerly employed at the Sub-Depot, Miss Lynch will
receive her basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.


Cpl. Max Lurie, "El Toreador" of the First Training
Regiment 's Service Company, is worried about his Chicago
love affair again.
Cpl. Edwin S. Frye, one of the "postal packin' pappas"
of the Regimental Post Office, is wondering whether he
should place a want-ad for a regular honey The girls
just keep walking past him, he says.
Lt. Henry Eaton, CO of the
1st Training Regiment's Service
Company, is a "sad sack" these MARRIAGE LICENSES
days Lt. Eaton was one of the Tak D l
last officers to leave the historic Taken by Drew GIs
501st SAW. Regiment before it
was dissolved .. He will still
swear by the 501st as the "Best Russell F. Mathews, 25, and
damn outfit that ever hit Drew." Wilma I. Mathews, 24, Lafayette,
Lt. Walter F. Sweeney, of the George H. Newman, 21, and
Regimental Postal Section, and his Muriel Reynolds, 20, New Roch-
staff, deserve congratulations for elle, N. Y.
a bit of "first class" work in Reuel H. Steby, 32, and Cor-
handling mail. Not only has the nellia Aline Aldridge, 32, Tampa.
Christmas rush been taken care of Clarence S. Delaney, 33, and
neatly and proficiently, but Lt. Carnegie B. Merritt, 37, Augus-
Sweeney now announces that his ta, Ga.
postal directory, second only to Thomas Frank Szada, 25, and
the base postal directory system, Leona Colson, 25, Tampa.
has been brought up to date. John R. Ingerslew, 25, and Gen-
With the reorganization of evieve Grawdy, 24, Tampa.
AWUTC sections, and thousands Charles G. Connell, 30, and
of transfers during the change, the Katherine Salario, 27, Tampa.
changing of the directory was a Walter R. Bamfield, 26, and
tremendous job. The work was Margaret Kasper, 25, Byesville,
accomplished. by a night shift Ohio.
while the files were being used Arthur G. Hasbrouck, 26, and
during the regular hours. Ia B Ristau 22 .Paerson N T

Station Hospital


Girl, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, to Sgt.
(Detach. 23, Plant Park), and
Mrs. Raymond B. Jacobson, Jan-
uary 18.
Girl, 5 pounds, 10 ounces to Sgt.
(Overseas), and Mrs. John D.
Wilkes, January 18.
Boy, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, to
Pvt. (Co. B, 1st Trg. Regt.), and
Mrs. Elon Wolf, January 21.
Girl, 7 pounds, 41/2 ounces, to
Cpl. (Hq. Sec., Base Detach.) and
Mrs. Thomas G. MacFarlane, Jan-
uary 21.

Mess Change
New Mess Officer for AW's
Kitchen 23, serving men in the
1st Training Regiment, is 2d Lt.
Burtis E. Coxley of the Service

Ralph Harvey Braut, 25, and
Mildred Roseanna Boch, 23,
Albert Derlam Kent, 25, and
Annie Ruth Sherman, 21, For-
bush, N. Y.
Walter R. Smalling, 23, and
Jeanette Josepha Drew, 20,
Charles Arthur Renz Jr. and
Elsie Mae Land, 23, Tampa.
Carmine Testa, 23, and Ann
Julian, 21, Tampa.
William H. Bassett Jr. and Jean
England, 20, Richmond.
Patrick Edward Conway, 24,
and Jeanne Aileen Schinker, 19,
Flint, Mich.

AF Officers' Club

Closes For Week

The Air Force officer's club
will be closed from midnight on
Feb. 29 to March 2 for the pur-
pose of refinishing the floors.
During this time the officers
will eat at Bachelor Mess 1.


- U

SPRING IN THE AIR today. Yeah, and probably
chills tomorrow. Beautiful Florida. Yet, there's some-
thing to that line in the natives' lingo, "sand in your shoes."
'Maybe they get a yearly rate from the Chamber of Com-
-nerce, but I doubt it. See you in Tampa, every winter after
the war. (Well, who knows?)

JUST BACK from a three-day pass. Feelin' great. and what
IS a three-day pass? you ask. I dunno. Guess the only way to
describe it is "a state of supreme bliss." Yeah, and it only took me
four and a half years in the Army to rate one. (Well, it seems
that long.)
SPEAKING OF PASSES always reminds me of furloughs.
(Well, so what? I can dream.) And furloughs remind me of the
misfortune (?) of a buddy of mine. (We'll call him Bud.) Seems
Bud had a furlough once. No kiddin'! He rushed to Pittsburgh
the minute the papers were signed, to marry his girl. But no dice.
Two days before he got there, she married the chaplain! Tell
your troubles to ???????
WHEN YOU'RE IN TOWN (well, you can always hope-for
what??) take a look at the north window of the Knight-Wall Hard-
ware Co. It's a Fourth War Loan Display, and a good one. That
slick model plane with-the dame on its nose is the work of a
Drew Field man, Lt. Frank Willson. Damn good job, and very
complete. (The dame is in bas relief.) He did it in less than a
week, too.
HANGING RIGHT OVER MY HEAD is a hangman's noose.
The editor says it'll fit my neck perfectly. All I have to do is slam.
him once in print or wait until deadline day again next week.
Oh, me. What a helluva way to make a living. (Yeah, but who
said this was living, anyway?)

GUESS THAT GUY, creator of Alley Oop, V. T. Hamlin,
made quite a hit with the boys the other night. Me, I managed
to edge in and get one of those autographed strips, myself. Had
a nice talk with Hamlin, too. Quite a guy. Reminds you a lot of
Will Rogers-same brand of humor, same half-cocky, nonchalant
manner. Was a very good friend of Rogers', too. Maybe that's
why. Hamlin will be back in a couple of months. Has some kind
of a machine rigged up which will reflect his cartoons, life-size
(even Oop), as he draws them. Has a pretty red-headed daughter
he's promised to bring along, too. (Don't crowd, fellows. I put
in my bid first.)

I'VE GOT A COUSIN in the Navy, somewhere down near the
tip of New Guinea. Seems there were some Seabees there, too.
Now, this cousin is a mere youngster, just nineteen (well, I'll be
twenty in March) and his. mother, a widow, is still a bloomin'
beauty. Her name before she was married was Alice Brown.
ONE NIGHT Dick (my cousin) was day-dreaming in the corner
while a bunch of Seabees buzzed a little way from him. One of
'em raised his voice to say: "Dreamed last night about a girl I haven't
thought of in years. My first sweetheart, I guess. Dreamt I was
kissing her. Girl by the name of Alice Brown. Married a chap
named Jackowski." Well, Dick- couldn't believe his ears. He sidled
up to the Seabee, an d toldhim HIS name was Jackowski, and his
mother's name had been Alice Brown. Sure enough, the story fitted\
together, and the Seabee, a bachelor, asked Dick for his mother's
address. The upshot of it all-well, you guess. Auntie hasn't said
yes, but I'm betting onia new uncle.

JUST HEARD about the new cut rates at our PX. The exalted
malted has finally come within reach. I'd cheer, if I thought my
strength would hold out. Sounds damn good to guys in the $50-a-
month category. (Money-what is it? And to think I used to
make $15 a week, too.)

MOST AMAZED PRIVATE I ever saw was the one who
cocked his best military salute to greet an approaching colonel.
The colonel snapped back a real smarty, stopped and said: "Isn't
this is a grand day? Nice and warm for January, isn't it? In fact,
it's too hot. I feel as though I were roasted turkey." to each of
the officer's remarks the private answered, "Yes, Sir." (Both were
sweating in ODs in Florida weather.)

Juice for Health Of It

at Main PX's new juice bar-as is evidenced by Capt.
Donald Evans, Post Exchange officer, who takes time out
to join three enlisted men for a quick pick-up. With Capt.
Evans is S/Sgt. L. C. Pfluger, 592d Bomb Sq. (left), S/Sgt.
Bruno H. DeSandre, 592d Bomb Sq., and Sgt. Phillip P.
Lazdusky, also of the 592d Bomb Sq.



"Into This Universe, And Why Not Knowing


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THE MATERNITY WARD is the newest and most popular section of the Base Hospital.
In this building, enlisted men and officers alike become fathers and prepare to make
additional allotments to their growing responsibilities. The nervous sergeant pictured
here is carving an immortal circle of his footprints into the brand new tile floor, donated
by the Drew Field Women's Club. As he paces, he mutters, "Hut-two-three," either
from habit, or to keep the last threads of his sanity. Making out a morning report
was never like this. His contemporaries, undoubtedly laughing.from sheer exhaustion,
are busily contemplating those comely ankles sported by the nurse. Tut, tut, boys, this
is no time for such reflections. Better worry about electric trains, future football teams
-and the presidential campaign of 1968.

Between promotions and recent births, the staff in Battalion headquarters of the
568th has been forced to switch from cigarets to cigars.

The stogey epidemic started
when Lt. Charles E; Butler's son
was born. Then came the birth
of Claudia Anne, daughter of Lt.
and Mrs. Claude D. Harding. So
Lt. Harding, the Battalion S-4 of-
ficer, followed Lt. Butler's exam-
ple and passed out cigars.
To the collar of 1st Lt. Arthur
A. Karkalas, commanding officer
of First Reporting Company,
came the "Trolley Tracks" of a
captain. More cigars.
Another promotion raised
2nd Lt. Charles W. Sutton,
unit personnel officer, to the
ranks of the wearers of the sil-
ver bars and came still more
lst/Sgt. Richard (Dud) Bow-
man promises that when his an-
ticipated bundle from cherub
junction arrives, he will pass out
cigarets to relieve the atmos-


(Continued. front rage T)

and aptitude in handling the
aircraft. Arriving at Kelly Field
at 2:30 a.m., by 8 a.m. of the
same morning he was in the air
on his first flight and four and
one-half hours later he soloed
for the first time.
In May, 1918, he received his
wings at Kelly Field and was
commissioned a second lieuten-
ant. He remained at Kelly Field
where he served as an instructor.
In 1919 he was promoted to first
His genuine interest in aviation
was clearly manifested when in
1922 he perfected the "first suc-
cessful small plane," the Asplane,
which he flew from Ellington
Field to Kelly Field, Tex., on its
initial flight.
In 1924, while serving in Pan-
ama, the colonel (then a first
lieutenant) was involved in a
collision in midair about 75 feet
off the ground and was declared
dead officially for 15 minutes.
His face was smashed to a pulp,
his right eye was found in the
mud, and he was taken to the
morgue. Several hours later a
doctor discovered signs of life in
him and he was rushed to sur-
gery. Asp recovered and he was
out of the hospital a week later.
The following year he was

phere. Incidentally, the men in
Bowman's company have just dis-
covered that their topkick's photo
is in that picture book of Drew
Field and the sales, of said book.
are up at PX 11.
S/Sgt. Mel Breslauer, Battalion
sergeant major, is back from his
Chicago furlough and a bevy of
eager beavers in headquarters
are awaiting the opening of that
box of salami, cheeses and assort-
ed tidbits. Keeper of the box,
while Breslauer was furloafing,
was Lt. Arnold P. Silverman, the
battalion adjutant.
T/5 Martin H. Jachter, one of
the "old regulars" of the 568th,
has left to join the ever-swell-
ing ranks of the. air cadets.
Happy landings, "Martin!
Pfc. Leonard (Superwolf)
Hines insists that Cpl. Joe Fan-
ning is working overtime try-

made advance officer on a Pan
American good-will flight around
South America.
In his 25 years of service in
the Army Air Corps, Colonel
Asp has served in nearly every
state in the Union and also the
Panama Canal Zone. He was
promoted to major on Sept. 1,
1939, at Langley Field, Va., and
to lieutenant colonel on Feb. 1,
1941. On May 9 of the pre-
vious year he had returned to
his native Tampa as executive
officer of the Twenty-ninth
Bombardment Group, and when
the Forty-fourth Bombardment
Group was organized in Jan-
uary, he was given its com-
A month later he was relieved
of his assignment with the Forty-
fourth and sent to take charge of
Drew Field, which was at that
time a sub-base of MacDill.
Since coming to Drew, Colonel
Asp has watched the field attain
the status of an independent air
base, severed from MacDill Field
on Sept. 15, 1941, and expand from
an abandoned municipal airport
into one of the largest Army air
bastions in the Southeast.
On Jan. 5, 1942, he was pro-
moted to the rank of a full col-
onel while serving as Command-
ing Officer of Drew Field. Col-
onel Asp has a real interest in
Drew, having assisted in the first
dedication of the field on Feb.
22, 1928, and having made numer-
ous stops to the field on his many
tours of duty.
The colonel's favorite hobbies
are boat-building and motion pic-
ture photography.

ing to cop the right to wear
the nickname Hines now bears.
Cpl. Deam Dill of Headquarters
and Plotting has topped all other
men of the Battalion in the phys-
ical fitness test and is now known
as "The Body Beautiful." (Note:
The corporal carries a photo of
a gal pal in California which is
really the body beautiful!)
T/5 Joe Macrino's hair cut is
called the "Startled Porcupine"
model. Macrino liked it so much
that he and some aides inflicted
it upon Pfc. Ernest "Junior Wolf"
Rennhack. With his new hair-do,
Rennhack, the pride of the mo-
tor pool, resembles a frightened
Sgt. Earl Schenkle and lst/Sgt.
Fred Krall each insist that the
other gets embarrassed at the
mere mention of "cherry pie."
Neither one has fully explained

Long Walk Builds

Appetite, Say'

593d Chow Hounds

About the-only topic of inter-
est in the 593d this week is that
we really enjoy our "chow" now.
There is plenty of time to de-
velop an appetite walking to the
new mess hall.
SSgt. Carlos Myers, the poor
man's Don Juan, uses the Orderly
Room to good advantage these
days. C'mon kit, give us a break.
What's her name?
By the way, we are told that
Davis Causeway is rather in-
triguing by moonlight.
Sometime within the next two
weeks we of the 593d are ex-
pecting to have a squadron party.
No definite date has yet been
For the past week or so this
column has not lived up to its
usual style of good reporting. We
ask the reader to bear with us
though, as Sgt. Jack Stein will
soon return from furlough and
be back on the job.

Kitchen 20 Wins

Solidly' entrenched in the en-
viable No. 1 spot on the AW "best
Kitchen Parade" for the second
straight week, and for the third
time in four weeks, is Kitchen 20.
Lt. C. J. Burley is mess officer,
assisted by T/Sgt. William Casson
as mess sergeant.

World This Week
SI. .AY:':':":":A'.' By PVT. JAY ANDREWS .

The Allies today were smashing their way toward Rome,
after seaborne forces succeeded in expanding beachheads
behind Nazi lines. The famous Appian Way was under
Allied shellfire.
But the Nazis were expected to Wil I
put up a vicious fight, and it was Helsin
a sure bet the Allies would pay i ni
heavily for every inch, of Italian unt
soil gained. Immediately after the en l
Allies had effected their boldn n$ri
sea-flanking operation, the Ger-
mans counter-attacked and drove A
American troops back across the Nogorod
Rapido River from their bridge-
head below Cassino. y
In this operation the Yanks ran St oryo o
out of ammunition, but they put Rigo A A
up a heroic battle at bayonet-
point and were able to withdraw 0 0,
intact. Nin Velikie-Luki
MORE TO COME "o .i i kr *
General Sir Henry Maitland Oootsk

Wilson warned that the Germans lt i iebsk
doubtless would launch other and a- Viteb
more terrific counter- attacks We lost five at Wewak and eight
which might set off another at Rabaul.
bloody Salerno. On the diplomatic front Hitler

Most important action in the
Russian phase of the war was
the Red Army's attack on the
invaders in, the long stagnant
Leningrad area. The Wehr-
macht in this region- was
crumbling, and the Russians
have cut the main Nazi. escape
railroad westward to Estonia.
SStalin's troops have captured.
the powerful German bastions
of Pavlovsk and Rushkin.
In the Ukraine sectorthe Ger-
mans have resumed counter-
attacks. in the neighborhood of
Vinnitsa, where General Vatutin's
First Ukrainian Army had been
heading for Rumania and the
Odessa-Warsaw Railroad.
SMeanwhile, Naziland itself con-
tinued to writhe under the mon-
strous sting of Allied bombs.
Flying Fortresses and Liberators
pounded important industrial tar-
gets- in Western Germany. The
flights were escorted by Thunder-
bolts, Lightnings, Mustangs, and
Spitfires. Other raids were made
on military objectives on the
French invasion coast.
In the Pacific Theater, Army
and Navy planes carried out a
two-day attack on six Marshall
Islands atolls. Thirty-three Jap
planes were shot down over the
enemy airbase at Wewak, New
Guiliea. The Nippons also lost 18
planes over Rabaul, New Britain.

has conferred with Major Quisling
and other Norwegian traitors, ac-
cording to the German Radio. The
talks probably concerned what's
to be done when and if the Allied
invasion starts. Other signs of
enemy invasion jitters were seen
in France, where Vichyite Pierre
Laval appointed Joseph Darnard
chief of police with orders to keep
peace with an iron hand.
On the homefront President
Roosevelt's recommendation of
national service legislation was
sidetracked by the House mili-
tary affairs committee. Observ-
,ers predicted nothing would be
done about it at the present
The servicemen's vote question
still was being boted around in
Washington. Latest outburst over
the question was by Senator Taft
(R., Ohio) who said that War
Secretary Stimson and Navy Sec-
retary Knox are supporting a uni-
form federal ballot for service
personnel because, they are "run-
ning" for another term. Senator
Lucas, (D., Ill.) called Taft's state-
ment "the purest,,kind of political
poppycock." /
'In London the Daily Mail said
it was a virtual certainty that
President Roosevelt would run
for a fourth term. The paper said
it also was a 10-to-1 bet in Wash-
ington that the Republican ticket
would be Dewey and Warren. It
said nothing about the Democrats'
vice presidential candidate.


Sgt. Willie Krewson "ain't mad on nobody" this week
-not since he got that slick, new drumming outfit from his-
pa. The drums and traps were unpacked and set up, ready
for action, in no time at all-the whole band assisted in this
little chore.
The drums received their bap- don, Wis., with a stopover in
tism of fire at the Officers' and Chicago. Sgt. Harry Ferris and
Servicemen's Clubs, but they his boss, "Clara," just returned
won't be marked "Veteran" un- from North Adams, Mass.
til Sgt. Woody Harwick takes
them on one of those missions MORE ABOUT-
to Bartow, with Pfc. Jerry Beck-
er's Dance Combo. "Woody"
promises to wait until the miss-
ing tom-tom arrives, before hell BICKEL
borrow the outfit for the acid
test. (Continued from Page I)
Willie's drums aren't the only
new featuresin Sgt.G.O.Booth's became its president 10 years
dance orchestra-Pfc. Lightin later.
Boldt has been subbing on sax Under his leadership, the UP
during Bobby Kuttner's hospi- Under his leadership, the UP
talization; Cpl. "Five by Five" set up bureaus in South America.
Costello has been making similar Today the news organization
occasional appearances in the sax services 75 per cent of South
section; and Cpl. Johnny VanAmerican sheets. La Prensaof
sttion; taknd C. ohnny VOrn Buenos Aires, the world's largest
ville Mehus' trombone chair newspaper, buys 3,000,000 UP
while Orville visits Northwood, words a year.
N. D.
Pvt. Eddy Munk, filling in A
for furloughing trumpeters Sgt.AW Assignments
Harry Ferris and Cpl. Russ Hoier,
has been lighting-up the band New assignments have been as-
stand recently maybe it's sumed by three officers in the
that receding hair line that's so 1st Training Regiment, AWUTC:
dazzling. The "Munky" confided 1st Lt. Philip H. Price is the
in Pfc. Del Purga the secret of new C.O. of Company "A," 1st
saving one's hair-he suggested Training Battalion.
that Del, too, put.his hair in a- 1st Lt. Harvey W. Smith is C.O.
cigar box for safekeeping. of Company "E," 1st Training
Fiddling Erny Giuliano has Battalion.
finally started on his long de- 2nd Lt. Francis B. Hancock
played furlough to Upper Darby, serves as Executive Officer of
Pa.-that's near Philly. Cpl. Russ Company "G," 2d Training Bat-
Hoier is on his way to New Lon- talion.









News Digest

With Lunch

Pleases 5th

A week ago Saturday was
!a red letter day in the gas-
tronomic history of Mess
Hall 29. Following Cpl.Fin-
kelstein's 15 minute news
broadcast over the Mess Hall
PA system, a series of popu-
lar records was played, thus
providing luncheon music at
the noon meal.
The music was greeted with
surprise and pleasure, and con-
tinued until the last GI had filed
Unfortunately, the equipment
used had been borrowed and had
to be returned. However, other
equipment which is now being
overhauled will soon be available,
and we expect the noon and" eve-
ning music, as well as the noon
-news round-up, to become an in-
Fifth Training was happy to do
its share in feting the Air-WACs
last Saturday. The WACs, you
know, ate one course of the eve-
ning meal in a mess hall of each
training regiment.
They consumed the vegetable
course in Kitchen 29, to the ac-
companiment of music over the
PA system. In appreciation, the
VACs sang "For He's a Jolly
Good Fellow," which is the first
time in the history of the Unit-
ed States Army that this num-
ber has been dedicated to a
mess sergeant.
Fifteen-day furloughs are being
granted again and quite a few
fellows in Co. A, 589th Bn., were
lucky recipients of same. The
boys of Co. A wonder if the Mys-
tery WAC ever ankles up to this
neck of the woods. Incidentally,
what corporal is looking every-
where for a certain WAC from
Kansas City?
He caught a glimpse of her
while riding in a truck but
couldn't stop the vehicle. If she
happens to read this, for heaven's
sake, please get in touch with
Cpl. Arnold Zank and put an end
to all his mooning around.
In Co. B of the 589th, S/Sgt.
Aisenbrey returned from fur-
lough. He is now the proud
pappy of twins and was badly
in need of the furlough to re-
cover from the surprise.
Pfc. Phillip Conors also re-
turned from furlough with a sad

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR, Ist/Sgt. Paul Harding, goes over
points of Springfield prior to start of the third rifle marks-
manship class conducted by Base S-3 Office. Other instruc-
tors, called by Capt. C. M. Evanson, Base assistant S-3 of-
ficer in charge of course, "the cream of the crop," are (left
to right), Pfc. Ben Karvanis, Sgt. George R. Mitchell, Cpl.
Stephen Nzrlok, S/Sgt. Henry J. Schweickert, Cpl. Donald
A. Lee and Cpl. John Stansbury.

LEARNING BY DOING is key to success of rifle marksman-
ship course. S/Sgt. Henry J. Schweickert, assistant chief in-
structor, explains the operation of a bolt to a group of stu-
dents. Pupils like class because there is no dry textbook
reading. They are told what's what by men who know, then
do with their own hands what they have been taught.

tale of losing his overcoat before
he even boarded the train for
home. Pretty cold in Boston, at
10 below, without an overcoat, eh,
Conors? Pfc. (Latrine Orderly)
Panone proves that he's a North-
erner by sleeping without his long
johns on these cold nights. Could
it be that he uses a hot water

They Fix 'Em

Among the new chow-fixer-
uppers on the staff of AW's
Kitchen 20 are: Pfc. Louie T.
Kennedy, Pfc. George J. Spadea
and Cpl. Leo F. Dunham.

Lt. Ben M. Evans

Now PT Officer
Lieutenant Ben M. Evans has
been appointed assistant Base
Physical Training Officer work-
ing with Captain Charles W.
Lyons, Base PT Officer. He came
to Drew from Dale Mabry Field,
A varsity letterman in baseball
at Ohio State, he majored in
Physical Education. Ohio scholas-
tic athletes may remember him
as a former basketball and foot-
ball official. He is a member of
the Ohio High School Athletic
Association of approved officials.


Everyone seemed to have had a swell time at 594th's recent beer party. There
was plenty to drink and an abundance of gals, we hear. Those are the two ingredients
that spell success for any GI party, including, of course, song, which is usually the re-
sult of the other two. Here's to more and better beer parties hic!
Most of the boys in our orderly
room agree that Cpl. "I-don't- magenta when he came out realize that transportation had
want to- set-the-world-on-fire" with a telegram in his hand. reached such a serious crisis).
Harper doesn't have too much to One interested individual (for
worry about on that account. Not his own safety we won't name What new Operations Officer
that he isn't a hard worker, but him at this moment) asks, resents the fact that the choice
the question is, has he got the "Wonder what a certain WAC of literature of the enlisted men
spark? would have to say about this?" in his department runs to the
TWO BASKIN ...-.. X. ^- so-called "Comic Tech Man-
TWOQBASKIN 0 ti ,,n Whn iq tity guy

T/Sgt. Eldred Baskin came back
from his furlough at Carleton,
Ga., a married man. He brought
his wife back with him and they
are residing at Clearwater, where
he is having some difficulty find-
ing transportation to suit his
schedule. Could be that he is
trying to find some excuse to stay
home with his pretty wife.
How come T/Sgt. "Baby"
Anderson is getting urgent tele-
grams from a certain party in
Tampa? There must be some-
thing mysterious about this,
because the color of his face
was something this side of deep

uesOnUtll. U las the onlly guy
in the squadron that enjoys a
rainy day? You guessed it .
Pvt. Bernard, our Athletic In-
structor. Guess his theme song
ought to be "Stormy Weather."
Sgt. Harry G. Lautermilch is
now driving around in a flashy
1941 Chevrolet. Perhaps he will
have to get a baseball bat to ward
off the women, he hopes!
Lost: One bicycle from 595th
Engineering. If party responsible
for this underhanded deed will
return same, action will not be
taken in the matter. (We didn't

Sgt. Peter Barcia of Tech
Supply is on furlough at that
famous little village known as
The Bronx in New York state.
Rumor has it that M/Sgt. Bayle
is bucking for chief clerk in
595th Operations. We are told
that a certain tech sergeant had
better take notice.
Cpl. Arthur L. "Romeo" Robin-
son is leaving on furlough the
first of February for Springfield,
Mass. Guess the girls in Clear-
water will just have to try to
exist without him for a little

130 Base Rifles

Riddle Targets;

218 Best Score

A buck private with 218 of 235 walked off with high
scoring honors in the second marksmanship course conducted
by Base S-3, according to Capt. C. M. Evanson, in charge
of firing and classes.
irin hn n th 190; Sgt. A. G. Harris, 193; Pvt. E. F.
Firing honors in the first class Logsdon, 195; Pvt. E. Shult, 201; Pfc.
also were carried off by a private. s. W. Bostick, 198; Sgt. W. Smith Jr.,
The third class, comprised of 35 199; Cpl. c. Nelson. 202; Pvt. R. L.
officers and 165 enlisted men, now Robbins. 192: Cpl F. Stephens, 196;
Pvt. E. Mullen, 190.
is in progress. MARKSMAN: Capt. C. W. Lyons.
Marksmanship Class No. 2 183; 2nd Lt. A. L. Traister, 185; 2nd
Lt. T. C. Smith, 173; 1st Lt. P. A.
wound up its three-week course Hudson 185; Cpl. C. D. Rich, 167:
January 15, with nearly 130 of- S/Sgt. D. E. Utt, 177; Pfc. E. Prit-
ficers and enlisted men shooting chett, 160; Pvt. E. L. Munk, 175; Sgt.
for top honors. The last four days 2 T Haris. 17.: Wi Ut. 165; S/Bai
of the instructional period were C. Ryan, 177; Pfc. J. Gulotta, 173; Pfc.
devoted to preliminary and rec- R. A. Green, 166; Cpl. A. Taylor, 160;
ord firing of the small bore and Sgt. D. B. Frye, 165; Pfc. R. Smith.
Si r fe sma165; T/Sgt. E. F. Eaton, 185; Pfc. E.
.30 caliber rifle. E. Beasley, 163; Pvt. H. N. Kidney,
WELL PLEASED Pfc. J. Brown, 183; Cpl. M. J. Gal-
Captain Evanson, veteran of the dino, 186 Pvt. E. Giuliano, 165; Pvt.
J. Chwatsky, 185; Sgt. J. E. Nettles.
North African campaign, said he 160; Pfc. W. Reid, 176; Pfc. O. Wil-
was more than satisfied with re- liams. 169; Pvt. R. Bodnik. 174; Pfc.
sults. "The many who qualified 179: Pvt. CO. Poin: C -l P. Wolf,
as 'expert,' 'sharpshooter' and Ludwig, 183; Sgt. H. Riley, 183; Pvt.
'marksman' owe much of their N. S. Edwards, 176: Pfc. H. Bailey.
success to their instructors" he Pf. H. Covin 160 Pvt. L. Ple-
success to their instructors," he winski, 176: Pfc. C. Duruisseau. 170.
said. "I personally believe, that Pvt. C. B. Pearson Jr.. 186; Pvt. E
when it comes to instructors, we Maki, 181: Sgt. W. C. Williams, 173;
have the cream of the crop." Sgt. H. Howell. 184: S/Sgt. F. Barna-
ba 185- Pfc. L. DeMotta, 186: Cpl. J.
High scorer with the .30 caliber C. Stiscak 172; Cpl. W. A. Miller 171;
rifle was Pvt. J. H. Giacomucci, Pfc. W. Lee, 164; Cpl. S. Mrzlok, 160;
whose aim netted him 218 of a .Pfc. W. Bettman. 185: Pfc. R. E.
possible 23 GWheeler, 167 Sgt. T. G. Wright, 174;
possible 235. Giacomucci's closest Pvt. W. Warren, 175; Sgt. A. F. Berry,
rival was Sgt. tW. C. Herbert who 175; Pvt. J. Staples, 163.
ran his total up'to 214. T/Sgt. E. The following officers and EM fired
J. Bottom belied his name by the 22-caliber rifle and qualified as
garnering 211 for third place. indicated:
Chief Instructor Paul J. Hard- EXPERT: M/Sgt. P. J. Harding, 195;
Chief Sgt. G. R. Mitchell, 189; Pvt. M. R.
ing, master sefgeant, justified his Shindle, 188; Capt. H. C. Coward, 183;
title by out-shooting the field with Capt. D. J. Dole, 183; Sgt. W. C. Her-

ber,. 93;: Sgt. J. L. Aycock, 186; Pfc.
E. W. Foust, 195; S/Sgt. H. J.
Schweickert, 182; T/Sgt. C. J. Lewis.
185; WOJG L. Baker, 185; Capt. W.
M. Hench, 192; Maj. K. G. Baker, 187;
Maj. L. C. Swanson, 181; Capt. C. M.
Evanson, 191; Cpl. D. A. Lee, 182;
Pfc. M. R. South, 186.
SSgt. W. E. Harwick, 190; Pvt. 0. N.
Mehus. 190; Pvt. S. 0. Maslak, 190;
.Pfc. W. M. Henderson, 188; Pvt. J.
N. Francis, 182; Sgt. G. L. Mabry,
185; Pfc. H. C. Williams, 181; Cpl. H.
Jacobs, 183; Sgt. R. A. Seltenright,
180; Sgt. H. W. Reckendorf, 190: Pfc.
R. G. Hatcher, 180; Cpl. J. E. Thomp-
son, 184; Pfc. W. L. Heilman, 184;
Cpl. J. E. Robinson, 190; Cpl. D. Paul,
T/Sgt. J. S. Crump, 181; Sgt. J. E.
Hoffman, 183; Pfc. W. M. Walsh. 184;
S/Sgt. J. F. Suszynski, .180; Cpl. J.
Canady, 182; Pvt. L. E. Munk, 185;
Sgt. V. T. Harris. 180: Cpl. U. H.
Baisden, 181; 1st Lt. P. A. Hudson.
181; 2nd Lt. T. C. Smith, 190; 2nd
Lt. A. A. Traister. 185: Capt. C. W:
Lyons, 191; Pvt. H N.Kidney 180:
Cpl. M. J. Galdino, 180; Pfc. 0. Wil-
liams, 184; Pvt. R. Bodnik, 180.
Pfc. R. 5. Crow, 187; Pfc. R. G. Lud-
wig. 185; Pfc.H. Bailey. 186; Sgt. W.
C. Williams. 187; Sgt. H. Howell. 181:
S/Sgt. F. Barnaba. 180; Cpl. S. Mrz-
lok, 182; Pfc. R. E. Wheeler. 184; Cpl.
C. Nelson. 186; Sgt. W. Smith Jr.. 180;
Pfc. S. W. Bostick. 188; Sgt. A. G.
Harris, 180.
Dailey, 178; Sgt. E. Satterfield. 160:
Pfc. A. D. Purga, 176; S/Sgt. W. F.
Dillon, 167; Pvt. J. B. Riggio, 162;
Pfc. L. M. Taylor, 164; Pfc. R. Shep-
herd, 177: Pfc. V. A. Giaoometti, 172:
Pfc. R. R. Josey. 176; Pvt. J. W.
Skelly. 160; Pfc. F. Aaron, 160; T/Sgt.
E. J. Bottoms. 163.
T/Sgt. V. Tutson. 166; Pfc. W. V.
Taylor, 164; Pvt. C. Mann. 177: Pfc.
G. Kuzmanich, 161; Pvt. E. F. Logs-
don. 163; Pvt. E. Shult, 174; Cpl. P.
R. Wolf. 171; Pvt. R. L. Robbins. 174;
Pvt. E. Mullen, 170; St. A. F. Berry,
176; Pvt. W. Warren. 166.
Sgt. T. G. Wright, 165: Cpl. W. A.
Miller. 173: Cpl. J. C. Stiscak. 163:
Pfc. Motta. 160; Pvt. E. Maki. 168:
Pvt. C. B. Pearson Jr.. 171; Pfc. C.
Duruisseau. 172; Pfc. H. Covin. 167;
Pvt. N. S. Edwards. 163: Sgt. H. Riley,
176: Pvt. 0. Poling. 169.
Pfc. W. Reid. 163: Pvt. J. Chwatsky,
177; Pfc. E. E. Beasley. 166; T/Sgt. E.
F. Eaton. 174: Cpl. A. Taylor. 160;
Pfc. R. A. Green. 175: S/Sgt. C. Ryan.
160; Cpl. J. E. Wright. 169: Pfc. G.
Dlang. 166; Pvt. A. J. Schneider, 162;
S/Sat. IT. F. Ault. 161.
MARKSMAN: Pfc. E. Pritchett. 158:
Sgt. 0. Whitehead 152: M/Sgt. R.
lRoss. 154: S/Sat. *. C. Abbett. 152:
Pvt. R. R. McGraw. 146: Sgt. M. M.
Manheimer, 131: Pfc. F. Richardson.
137; Pfc. J. Gulotta. 137: Sgt. D. B.
Frye, 153: Pfc. R. Smith. 135: Pfc. J.
Brown, 152; Pvt. E. Giuliano. 151: Sgt.
J. E. Nettles. 138: Pvt. L. Plewinski,
140; Pfc. W. Lee. 158: Pvt. J. Staqiles.
130: Sgt. J. B. Witsell. 155: Sgt. M. J.
Sedlak. 157: Pvt. S. Rosenfeld. 153;
Pvt. J. H. Giacomucci. 145.

New Co-ordinator

Capt. John P. Culp, Headquar-
ters Company, 1st Training Regi-
ment, has been appointed co-or-
dinator of all casual shipments
for the regiment.

Capt. Evanson
the small bore rifle. He missed a
perfeit score by only five points.
His 195 out of a possible 200 was
six points higher than Sgt. G. R.
Mitchel, who banged out 189.
Included in the 2d markman-
ship class were 14 officers who re-
ceived their instructions along
side the enlisted men. Major L.
C. Swanson proved steadiest
among the officers with 205, and
Capt. W. M. Hench came next
with 193.
Some of the top scores with the
small bore and .30 caliber rifle:
.30 CALIBER, Expert: Pvt. J. H.
Giacomucci, 218; Sgt. W. C. Her-
bert, 214; T/Sgt. E. J. Bottoms,
211; Pfc. A. D. Purga, 211; Pfc. E.
W. Foust, 210; T/Sgt. C. J. Lewis,
210; S/Sgt. H. J. Schweickert, 209.
WOJG L. Baker, 192; Capt. W. M.
Hench, 193; Maj. K. G. Baker. 191;
Maj. L. C. Swanson, 205; Capt. C. M.
Evanson, 192: Cpl. D. A. Lee. 199;
Pfc. M. R. South. 194; S/Sgt. W. F.
Dillon. 200; Sgt.W.W Harwick 193;
Pvt. J. B. Riggio, 197; Pvt. O. N.
Mehus. 204; Pvt. S. 0. Maslak. 194:
Pfc. W. M. Henderson. 200: Pfc. L. M.
Taylor, 190; Pvt. J. N. Francis, 198;
Sgt. G. L. Mabry. 196: Pfc. H. C.
Williams, 197: Pfc. R. Shepherd. 207;
Cpl. H. Jacobs, 206; Pfc. V. A. Gia-
commetti. 191.
Sgt. R. A. Seltenright, 191; Sat. H.
W. Reckendorf. 192; Pfc. R. G. Hatch-
er. 190; Pvt. S. Rosenfeld. 191: Sgt.
J. Sedlak, 199: Cpl. J. E. Thompson,
195: Pfc. W. L. Heilman, 195; Cpl.
J. E. Robinson, 190; Pfc. .R.. Josey,
190: Pvt. J. W. Skelly, 191: Pfc. F.
Aaron, 193: Sgt. J. B. Witsell. 191;
Cpl. D. Paul, 190: T/Sgt. E. J. Bot-
toms. 203; T/Sgt. V. Tutson. 190;
Pfc. W. V. Taylor, 190; Pvt. C. Mann,
T/Sgt. J. S. Crump. 194; Pfc. G.
Kuzmanich, 200: Sgt. J. E. Hoffman.

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What To Do In Town

f --

STRICKEN BY FLU while entertaining at Fort Bragg, Gypsy
Rose Lee, stripper and author, celebrates her birthday in
the post hospital. To cheer the G-string girl, GIs-baked
her a cake adorned with 16 candles. Gypsy didn't reveal
her age, but seemed satisfied with the 16 candles. U. S.
Army Photo. (International).

..I 9-ijs

i Sr .
HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD in the South Pacific,
screen star Gary Cooper meets his cousin, Marine Pvt.
Delbert Cantando, for the first time. They chat at a base
before Cooper shoves off for his next stop of his entertain-
ment tour. U. S. Marine Co'rps Photo. (International).

.- V

MARY PICKFORD, chairman of the Women's Division of
the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, visits a
New York hospital and rewards 2-yeor-old Barbara Davis,
polio victim, with a lollypop for her $10 contribution to
the Foundation's fund. (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.
P-tio dance, 214 North Blvd.
10:30 a.m.-Expectant Moth 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.
Open House, 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.
5 p.m.-Supper, 821 S. Rome Ave.
7 p.m.- Club Sing, 214 North
7:15 p.m.-"Let's Discuss," 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd.
2 p.m.-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs
7 p.m.-C.1 assical 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.-Singcopation, 607
Twiggs St.
Special Program, 214 North
Movie, 506 Madison St.
Noon-Wives' Lunch on, 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
North Blvd.
Photo Club -(1st and 3d weeks),
214 North Blvd.
Dramatic Club (2d id 4th)
weeks), 214 NorthBlvd.
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
9:30 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.

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.
7:20 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.

7:33 p.m.-Soldiers chorus, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and
Florida Sts.
8 p.m.-Open House, YMHA, Ross
and Nebraska Aves.
1 p.n.-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, 3051/2
Water St.
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refresh-
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

Russian Relief

Forum Tonight
The Russian War Relief Society
will hold an open forum at 8 p.m.
tonight at the Leisure House of
the Tampa Electric Building.
Miss Silvia Angus, Relief Pub-
licity Director, has announced.
The topic for tonight's discus-
sion will be the Russo-Polish
border. Historians Mrs. Guy G.
Becknell and- Mr. Gilbert Mines
will be present to speak and lead
the discussion.
When the Liberty freighter
Charlie Paddock was launched in
California it carried as an extra
accessory a pair of spiked track
shoes once worn by Marine Capt.
Charlie Paddock, the world sprint
star who was killed last July in
a plane crash in Alaska.

St. Petersburg

Information, guest cards, etc.,
the Recreation Office, Defens
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 fok!
bathers. Showers, shaving andO
naps. Dance instruction.
PIER CENTER, Municipal Pier..
Informal dancing. Game rooms,
pool table, writing rooms, lounges:
Dance instruction We ,-day,
USO CLUB, 433 3d St., f ,_rit-
ing room, pool, games, imailing
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.-Tea Dance, USO Club.
3 P.M.-C classical 1Recordings,'
Pier Center.
5 P.M.-Canteen Supper, Home
Snack Supper, USO-Club.
7 P.M.-Informal dancing Partyi,
Pier 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..
7 P.M. Games and informal
dancing, Pier Center. ."
8 P.M.-Dance, Dick Spencer's
Orchestra, USO Club.

Igawimu.Mai -'. c.;e- ,m *-TaigPIJ' ninii6cs
IT'S DREW NIGHT tonight at the Phillips Field amusemel
are waiting for you, at just 11 cents each. (The rate to o
25 cents.) Better join the babel of barkers, organ-grinders
shrieks of delight. Bring your date, and come along.
men from Drew.

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kDAY, JANUARY 27, 1944




Plant City

Skating Crystal Springs. Bus
leaves USO 7:30 p.m.
Ping- pong tournament, with
SOpen house. Victory Belles are
:Open house all day. Coffee and
Doughnuts, vespers, Friendly
:At Home Night; reading, writing,
an' cooing in kitchen.
Da,-.~ at armory. Meet at USO,
8 p.m.
i Bowling at American Legion
Alley, opposite USO.


LOUNGE. 601 Cleveland (op-
posite Capital Theater). Open
9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the con-
Svenience of service men.
urday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Open week days by
?request. Directions may be ob-
stained at the Lounge.
DANCES: Wednesday nights
from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and
-Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.-
1Municipal Auditorium.

SService Club 1

Concert by 69th Air Force
S Band, 8:15 p.m.
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
Bingo. 8:15 p.m.
Volunteer Unit No. 5-Shee-
an's Star Show.
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
Recorded Symphonic Music
Program, 8 p.m.

Service Club 2

Slides on N. Africa, 8 p.m.
Dance, 8:30 p.m.
Bingo, 8:30 p.m.
Dance, 8:30 p.m.

+, 7,

ark. Fifteen thrilling rides
-than-Drew-men is 20 and
nes, popcorn whistles, and
"carnival night" for the

What To Do On Drew

To conserve paper, mimeographed theater schedules no longer are
distributed to your organization. This listing of theater pro-
grams, 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.
Nos. 3, 5 and 6-7 and 9 p.m.
No. 7-7 p.m.
No. 8-8 p.m.
No. 7-1 p.m.
Nos. 1, 2 and 3-2 p.m.
Nos. 4 and 6-3 p.m.
No. 7-1 p.m.
Theaters 1 and 5
DESERT SONG: Dennis Morgan,
Irene Manning; Army-Navy
Screen Magazine; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 2 and 7
CREEK: Betty Hutton, Eddie
Bracken; This Is America; All-
American News.
Theaters 3 and 4
CAREER GIRL: Frances Lang-
ford, Edward Norris.
ney, Wally Brown.
Theaters 6 and 8
Wayne, Susan Hayward; RKO-
SPathe News.

Theaters 1 and 5
LIFEBOAT: Tallulah Bankhead,
Henry Hull; Sportscope; Terry-
Theaters 2 and 7
CREEK: (See cast above); This
Is America; All-American
Theaters 3 and 4
DESERT SONG: (See cast above);
Army-Navy Screen Magazine;
RKO News.
Theaters 6 and 8
above); RKO-Pathe News.

Theaters 1 and 5
LIFEBOAT: (See cast above);
Sportscope; Terry-Toon.
Theaters 2 and 7
above); RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
DESERT SONG: (See cast above);
Army-Navy Screen Magazine;
RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 6 and 8
CAREER GIRL: (See cast above).

Theaters 1 and 5
Tracy, Irene Dunne; RKO-
Pathe; March of Time.
Theaters 2 and 7
above); RKO-Pathe News.

Visit Your


Main beverage,
clothing, and
me r chandise
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
3d F. C. 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence

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

No. 5-1, 3 aif 5 p.m.
(Theaters "aand 8 are for colored
No. 1-Ave. F between 6th & 8th Sts.
No. 2-Ave. B and 6th St.
No. 3-2nd St. & Ave. K.
No. 4-1st St. between N & 0 Aves.
No. 5-4th St. between F & G Aves.
No. 6-N Ave. between 9th and 10th
No. 7-Camp DeSoto area.
No. 8-West area.
Theaters 3 and 4
LIFEBOAT: (See cast above);
Sportscope; Terry-Toon.
Theaters 6 and 8
DESERT SONG: (See cast above);
Army-Navy Screen Magazine;
RKO-Pathe News.

Theaters 1 and 5
A GUY NAMED JOE: (See cast
above); RKO -Pathe News;
March of Time.
Theaters 2 and 7
bone, Nigel Bruce.
Joe E. Brown, June Havoc.
Theaters 3 and 4
LIFEBOAT: (See cast above);
Sportscope; Terry-Toon.
Theaters 6 and 8
DESERT SONG: (See castabove);
Army-Navy Screen ZMagazine;
RKO-Pathe News.

Theaters 1 and 5
SPIDER .WOMAN: (See cast
(See cast above).
Theaters 2 and 7
DESERT SONG: (See cast above);
Army-Navy Screen Magazine;
RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
above);RKO -Pathe News;
March of Time.
Theaters 6 and 8
LIFEBOAT: (See cast above);
Sportscope; Terry-Toon; All-
American News.

Theaters 1 and S
MADAME CURIE: Greer Garson,
Walter Pidgeon; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 2 and 7
DESERT SONG: (See cast above);
Army-Navy Screen Magazine;
RKO News.
Theaters 3 and 4
A GUY NAMED JOE: (See cast
above); RKO-Pathe News;
March of Time.
Theaters 6 and 8
LIFEBOAT: (See cast above);
Sportscope; Terry-Toon; All-
American News.

Radio Proraram

By Drew Field

Drew Radio broadcasts are
made at the Drew bandshell.
Come and see the actors in action.
12:15 Noon
Latest United Press News and
Drew Field news.
Treasury Star Parade, featuring
popular radio stars.
12:30 P.M.
From Drew to You. Featuring
Drew's own soldier talent.
10:35 A.M.
Drew Field Band Broadcast.
8:30 P.M.
GI Follies. A variety show.
7:30 P.M.
Drew Radio Drama.

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.

LOOKING AT YOU through a St. Valentine's wreath of
roses is luscious Sara Ann McCabe, musical comedy sing-
ing star. More than 500 lucky service men received this
St. Valentine card from Miss McCabe. (International).


IN INDIA, where a sacred cow cannot be disturbed, WAC
officers Capt. Elizabeth Lutze and Lt. Sally Dean (center)
come upon one taking it easy in front of a hat shop. With.
the WACs is WAAF Margaret Maude. The three work in
Lord Louis Mountbatten's headquarters. (International).

LAMBIE is the girl above.
Lambie also is the name of
.Major John C.: Meyer's
P-47. Meyer has been
awarded the DFC for downing three Nazi planes. Lambie's
real name is Mora Schell. A former model, she now is
making parts for P-47s. To the right is Joan Barclay, who
is in "Rookies In Burma," RKO comedy currently playing
War Department theaters here.

Alley Oop's Boss Signs



ALLEY OOP'S PAPA, V. T. Hamlin, autographed Oop strips
for Drew soldiers after his talk last Thursday evening.
' Hamlin gave the soldier artists in the audience many val-
uable tips on developing their talents. The Oop's was
taken apart and discussed at the second ECHOES Forum.
Hundreds of soldiers flocked to Service Club No; 1 to hear
the popular comic author-and receive autographs.

Not for This Joe

Anymore, Says

2d AW Furloafer


Back from a furlough that included a date with the
gal that my 2d SAW barracks buddy considers extra special
and I've just been released from the hospital... my buddie
met me at the station gee, he packs an awful wallop.
I'll not talk for Joe no mo'.
A furloughing 2d Training I .
Regiment soldier has mailed the
pin-up picture of a Pennsylvania
pretty pin-up to us for this
week's publication. No, she's not
a coal cracker. She's a sister from
the "City of Brotherly Love."
Brother, how I love 'Doly." The
cur, that I'm jealous of the
fondling shown it, is named ,
"Junior." (Mention the pup for ,
the benefit of the dog lovers.) Mle, ..
I'll take "Dolly."
News items of the week find
S/Sgt. Herman J. Denmark hav-
ing trouble giving up his job as
"Barracks Chief." Sergeant Den-
mark had a furlough coming up
and the woe of his job almost cost
him his precious 15 days Ser-
geafit Tip McClure came to hi_
rescue and now we've received HERE'S DOLLY
word that Denmark is vacationing
peacefully in the up-state region
of New York. Orchids to McClure 13 W ACS Build
for taking over the lamentful du- u
ties of a Barracks Chief. a Mor
Transferring to Aviation Cadet 1St SAW Morale
status was the order cut for Pvt.
Bill O'Brien during the past All is brightness and light in
week. "Bill" will be missed by AW's 2d Battalion of the 1st
this Regiment both in his call- Training Regiment these days.
ber of work and in his basketball Reason: Recent assignment of 13
play* for the Regiment team. Air-WACs to the unit.
O'Brien cut quite a record as a
basketeer at Manhattan College These are the young women
prior to entering the service, who not only are doing a work-
Good luck, Bill. Sting a few ships manlike man's job, but are morale
for us, Bill, like you zipped the builders-uppers for the whole
twin point baskets for us. outfit:
Lieutenant Enright and Lt. Sgts. Rosina Perrone and Mary
Carbone accompanied the Head- C. O'Brien; Cpls. Julia Taylor,
quarters Company basketball Josephine Hinkel, Valleda Reel
team on a trip out of camp the and Marion H. Whitaker, and
other evening. Lt. Enright claims Pfcs. Helen F. Cherne, Virginia
the next time they accompany A. Theis, Lenore L. Werner, Sara
the team they'll have a "sign in S. Pollock, Susan R. Burrows,
and sign out" sheet with them. Eleanor Sanders and Connie E.
Keeping track of the players Stanley.
after the game was a tactical
problem. A half hour was spent Overeas AW
looking for Privates Bill O'Brien O erseas AW
and John Toomasian. Victory
celebration. W ork is Told
Proud Poppa! Staff Sergeant
and Mrs. Robert L. Garrison are
the parents of an eight-pound During the past month AWUTC
baby boy. Sergeant Garrison officers on Drew Field have heard
passed the smokes yesterday and several reports on Aircraft Warn-
was smiling from ear to ear. ing operations in theaters of war.
Sitting back at my mail desk Lt. Col. Kenneth B. Lambert
sorting these letters and inhal- related experiences of the 8th
ing the quarter cigar, I'm quite Air Force; Maj. Edward Verner
content to cut this column. Hope told of activities in the Aleutians,
some more of you fellows start where he spent 33 months; Capt.
chucking the cigars around soon. Stanley M. Whalen told of the
Promise is hereby made that work of an AW company- in
you'll guarantee yourself a line Kiska; and Lt. Jack M. Shulman
of print if you share some of these discussed operations on the south-

packages we received today, ern coast of England.


MAN ON HORSE and accustomed to the thrill of the pad-
dock is Sgt. Corenson of the Base Finance Office.

It's rumored that "Gen-
eraf," the cherished mascot of
the Air WACs at Drew, has
been making himself unpop-
ular with civilian girls on the
post. He barks very loudly,
'n' sometimes it frightens
them. Please, gals, accept
our humble apologies for
"General," won'tcha? He's
proven himself always to be
one of those "barking dogs
who never bite," so you can
pass by him safely enough.
It has long been traditional
for a "true Army pup" to be
unfriendly toward those who
aren't wearing the uniform to
which they are accustomed. He
barks at WACs when they
aren't in khaki, too. So, we're
awfully ashamed of his man-
ners, girls, but he won't hurt
you. Maybe he's just trying to
aid the important Air-WAC re-
cruiting drive!
That lady with the sparkling
new captain's bars, our own Cap-
tain Ward, has long been known
to greet any situation with her
large supply of intuition, wit,
One of her pet tricks is that of
finding new and hitherto un-
heard-of hiding spots on her in-
spection tours. 'Twasn't too many
weeks back that she found Cpl.
Sal Pajari with a whole mattress
roll full of cosmetics, clothes and
food she'd hurriedly tucked away
one minute before 7:30 on Satur-
day morn.
That started things, and, ever
since, the captain has carefully
unrolled mattresses when it
was least contemplated, just to
see what she might uncover.
T'other morning, sure enough,
she hit Janet Sheldon's bed, and
found it full of laundry. Up on
the bulletin board went a gig
for Sheldon.
.The very next morn, the canny
littleOaptain revisited those beds
which had been gigged before,
checking to see if the gals had
heeded her word.
When she unrolled Sheldon's
mattress, all was bare-except for
a lone sheet of paper. On it were
just two words: "Ha ha!"
"Ha ha!" laughed Captain Ward.
Then, as she began to reroll the
mattress, she noted Janet's house-
coat (for which Janet has been
searching desperately for days)
carefully cached inside the mat-
tress cover. Silently, the captain
pulled it out.

Dedicate Mantel

A WHITE SATIN Sefer Torah Mantel (Cover) was dedi-
cated Friday night at Jewish services at Chapel 3. The
Mantel has embroidered in gold the Ten Commandments
surrounded by the Lions of Judah, and surmounted by the
crown of the Torah. The Mantel is the gift of Mrs. Anna
Parnes and Mrs. Lottye Grossman, in honor of Pfc. Henry
Parnes, Capt. Sidney E. Grossman and Sgt. Howard Gross-
man. Left to right are Pfc. Morris Resnick, Chaplain Pinchos
J. Chazin, Pfc. Henry L. Parnes, Mrs. Anna Parnes, Mr.
Lawrence Lavine, Pfc. David Negin.

nows his horses.
er worker was once a jockey
horseman in many a big-time
a the officers' pay voucher sec-
ke a master.
"Redhead from Chicago," was
11 Telephone Company in Illi-
his number. Still athletic, he
adventures and tops the finan-
laily exercise.

drich from the Hoosier State;-
Pfc. Joe Kuebel, St. Louis,
where he encountered weather
very foreign to those fortunates
living in Florida.
Incidentally, that furlough to
West Virginia is giving our own
Cpl. "Big Ben" Ruprecht no small
amount of anxiety. Ben, an ex-
professional moundsman for local
state ball teams, has been looking
forward to that day with a long-
Visiting La Salle, Ill. are Cpl.
and Mrs. Pete Reviglio. Pete
operates one of the most success-
ful markets in this mid-Western
town and at present resides in
Reports received at this office
from many of our former boys
who are "Somewhere Over
There": Sgt. Lee M. Bentley, for-
mer cashier and William Robin-
son, Officers pay, are at present
together in one of the many fi-
nance offices; S/Sgt. Jean King,
audit section, and Cpls. Ed Bur-
son, John Bluck, Elwyn Coates
are located independently in vari-
ous finance offices.
The Don Juan of the officers
pay section, Cpl. Ralph Andret-
ta, was seen to be shopping re-
cently for the well known band
usually placed, "Third Finger
Left Hand." Could it be that
matrimony has entered this
young man's mind?
For further events on this
new romance we must rely on
Sgt. John O. Mykytiuk, the
"Super Snoopy Snoop," who
sees all, knows all-but tells
nothing, except for publication.
Mykytiuk, always in the lime-
light has again started those
weekly excursions to Tampa.
Not to be outdone, is Sgt. "Irv,"
upper bay Romeo. Irv, it is ru-
mored, will spend much of his
anticipated furlough with a cer-
tain young lady we shall call,
New additions to enlisted per-
sonnel: Pvts. Fred Isaacs, and
Donald I. Buckley. Congratula-
tions to these new men are ex-

Special Duty

Cpl. William T. Gidley and T/5
Sherman D. Howard, of the 570th
SAW Bn., have been placed on
special duty at 2d Training Regi-
ment Headquarters.




Sgt. John R. Sorenson k:
The Base Finance Offici
and has tasted the life of a
race. Sorenson now works ir
tion and jockeys the forms li1
Sgt. John, known as the
a junior executive for the Be
nois before the Army got 1
likes to talk about his racing
ciers on the gridiron during d
Events of the Base Finance Of-
fice during the past week were
spotlighted by the transfer of
more of our former fellow
Of late, transfer of personnel
has kept the balance of the boys
on the ball to handle the swelling
volume of work. Those trans-
ferring were: T/Sgt. Herschel
Crawford, enlisted pay section;
S/Sgt. Joseph Bock, mileage sec-
tion; Pfc. Joseph Kuebel, adminis-
trative section; Pfc. John Urann,
audit section; Pfc. Frank Gantz,
check section; Pfc. William Mc-
Carthy, officers pay section.
Pfc. Sumner Smith, the lad who
often worked your furlough com-
putation, has been transferred to
Agent Finance Office at Third Air
Appointment of 2d Lt. Harvey
Vogt, as Agent Officer for Class B
Disbursing at. Army Air Base,
Tullahoma, Tenn. was recently
disclosed by Lt. Col. Nye. Lt.
Vogt's duties will be assumed by
2d Lt. George P. Delia.
Returning from furlough re-
cently: Cpl. and Mrs. Bob Al-

90% 'EXPERT'


AWUTC soldiers continue to puncture the bull's-eye
on Drew's rifle range. Showing increasing prowess with the
30 caliber carbine, thus far this month the Deadeye Dans
from 1st Training Regiment have set up an amazing shoot-

ing record.
When the smoke cleared, 18
experts, 108 sharpshooters, and
179 marksmen were ready for
their medals, having compiled a
near-90 per cent qualification
Highest score recorded was the
rl84 tacked up by Pfc. William P.
Weichel Jr., of Co. D, 1st Train-
ing Bn. Other 1st Regt. experts
Pgc. William H. Blinn Jr., 176;
Pfc. Walter Fabijanski, 180; Pfc.
Anthony Trelikes, 177; Pvt. Ru-
pert M. Christman, 179; Pfc. Wil-
fred J. Liberty, 175; T/5 Richard
D. Cole, 178; T/4 Chauncey L.
Hunt, 177; T/5 Ray W. Pember-
ton, 176; Sgt. Earl R. Frye, 178;
Pvt. Donald Frech, 182; T/5 Wal-
ter B. Lurz, 178; Pfc. James R.
Allardice, 178; T/5 Lewis 0.
Beimdieck, 177; T/5 Carlo J.
Guadagno, 177; Pvt. Russell U.
Maerz, 178; Pfc. Claris S. Persons,
175; Cpl. John M. Scowcroft, 176.
Sharpshooters from the 1st
SAW Tng. Regt. include:
Pfc. Roger Aycock, T/5 Darold
Cash, Cpl. James Duffy, Pvt.
Emmett Edwards, Pvt. Thomas
Elliott, Pfc. Robert Galluzzo, Pfc.
Herbert Gerhard, Cpl. Bernard
Ginsberg, Pvt. Thomas Green,
Pvt. Elmer Haemer, T/5 Albert
Harrow, Cpl. Harold Hoover Jr.,
Cpl. Robert Jensen, T/5 Vawn
Jones, Cpl. Joseph Kedzik, Pfc.
Edward Lambert, Cpl. David Lau,
Pvt. Billy Lyday, T/5 John Mc-
Donald, Pfc. Edgar Maiden, Cpl.
Earle Melendy, Pfc. John Malin-
sky, Cpl. John Moran, Pfc. Wal-
lace Obermoeller;
T/4 George Peck, Cpl. Ray Pol-
lini, Pfc. Paul Poncharik, Cpl.
Herbert Rand Jr., Pfc. Edward
Rhynard, Pfc. Frank Richards,
Cpl. Reuben Roehl, Pfc. Erminio
Rossi, Pfc. Prentis Schaeffer, Cpl.
Frank Sekach, Pfc. Miles Shep-
ard, Cpl. James Sheridan, *Pfc.
Alvin Siegel, Cpl. Fred Silver-
stein, Cpl. Paul Slotnick, T/5
Fred Snofke, Cpl. James Stam-
ateris, Cpl. Walter Stevens, Cpl.
Vincent Supples, Cpl. Robert Tip-
ton, Pfc. Norbert Vlasek, Pfc.
Russell Woods, T/5 Fred Derren-
Sgt. Charles Doherty, Pfc.
David Morris, Pfc. Leroy Oxley,
Pfc. Achilles Patalano, Pfc. James
Wallis, Pfc. Leonard Zelinsky,
Pvt. Hubert Bratcher, T/5 Her-
shel Ignmire, Pvt. Louis Magliaro,
T/5 Charles Adams, T/Sgt. Jodio
Balcar, Sgt. Alfred Bisti, T/4
Floyd Brobst, S/Sgt. John Dom-
ino, Sgt. Harold Donahue, Pfc.
Joseph Digiromolo, Sgt. David
Finicle, Sgt. Winfred Fink, T/5
Joe Garcia, T/5 Norman Gerlach,
T/3 Charles GotthardtJr., Pfc.
Enos Gropp, Pvt. Leo Larson,
T/5 Frank Maslako;
T/4 Peter Moran, Pvt. ,Earl
Pluskowski, Pvt. Herman Pruett,
T/4 Norman Rinde, Pvt. Martin
Schulz, Sgt. Fred Vinvent, Pvt.
Kenneth Harris, Cpl. Paul Stout,
Pvt. Thomas Bill, Pfc. Donald
Frost, Cpl. Eugene Horton, Pfc.
Robert Mallinger, Pfc. Arthur
Bakken, Cpl. Alwin Busby, Pvt.
William Young, Cpl. Victor Ber-
toty, Pvt. Joseph Bierman, Cpl.
Clyde Cottrell, Pvt. Jessee Dod-
gen Jr., Pfc. Albert Guerra, T/5
George Kelley Jr., Pfc. Michael
Kralik, Cpl. Ben Liebowitz, Pfc.
Henry Levy, Pvt. Gerald Mat-
thews, Pvt. Anthony Rubino, Pvt.
Rex Shreve, Pfc. Waymoth Wells.

Mac Makes Sure

GIs Don't Play

First/Sgt. Gil Peiper of the
Service Company, 1st Training
Regiment, is exchanging GI
blankets for white sheets tem-
porarily while recuperating from
an operation performed Monday
at Base Hospital. And just so
some of the boys don't think that
"while the first sergeant is away
-the GIs will play," Sgt. George
McClure has taken over Peiper's
duties until his recovery.


Finds 588th Men

Addressee Slappy

During the recent reorgan-
ization of the 588th SAW Bn,
the personnel suddenly found
themselves transferred en
masse to new companies and
with one-heck-of-an address.
It seems that all the cadre
previously assigned to Com-
panies B, C, and Headquar-
ters are now assigned direct-
ly to the school in which they
are instructors, with the offi-
cer-in-charge of the school,
their company commander.
Most of us felt that we would
never be able to memorize this
new address and during the first
few days all the men writing let-
ters were continually referring to
the bulletin board to get the cor-
rect one.
What used to be Company B,
C, or Headquarters of the 588th
SAW Bn, became Company F,
G, H, I or K of the 2d Bat-
talion of the 1st Training Regi-
ment. Aside from the early
confusion of moving and the
trouble with the new address,
the new system is really work-
ing out very nicely.
The greatest- advantage of this
new set-up is that both the of-
ficers and the enlisted men work-
ing together in the schools are
assigned to the same companies.
In this way any problems that
arise can be dealt with quickly
and decisively, without much of
the red tape that was encountered
in the past.
We will go on -now and try
to tell you the new company
commanders of each new unit.
First we will take Company H.
Capt. Morgan has taken charge
as CO with 1st Lt. Schau as ex-
ecutive officer. We also have
S/Sgt. Orville Hansen, who is a
swell fellow, acting as first ser-
geant. Company H is composed
of IC instructors and IC students.
Company F has Capt. Coff-
man as CO, Lt. Leitzel (former
CO of Co. B) as executive of-
ficer. First Sgt. Ray Armstrong
(also formerly of Co. B) has
resumed 1st/Sgt. duties in this
new company. In Company G,
we find Capt. Roberts as CO,
Lt. Hancock as executive of-
ficer, and Sgt. Ballentine as
Then last, but not least, we
have Company K with Capt.
Goodstein (formerly attached to
the IC Dept.) as new CO, Lt. Sar-
gent as executive officer, and Sgt.
Norrish as lst/Sgt.
Oh yes, by theway, Company I
is attached to Company K for
adm., etc.; we have no acting CO
or executive officer in this com-
pany. Company I is known as a
paper company. Well, J guess we
covered everything about the new
companies so we will continue
on with more news.

Captains Upped

Gold leaves adorn the shoulders
of two AWUTC officers with the
recent promotion to Major of N.
F. Stradleigh and W. W. Trostel.
Major Stradleigh, who has been
in the Army more than half his
34 years, having enlisted before
he was 15 years old, is adjutant at
AWUTC Headquarters.
Major Trostel is surgeon and
Medical Processing Board mem-
ber in the 575th SAW Bn.


Swing That Trombone, Maestros

AN AUDIENCE BOTH appreciative and pictorial listens as Trombonists Cerny, Schube,
Miller, Smelter and LaFuze from AWUTC's 765th Army Air Force Band serenades them
in the patio at AW Headquarters. WO Homer T. Keller (center) directs the band,
which plays every Tuesday noon for Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill and his staff. Oh
yes, the girls (left right): Alice Albritton, Luella Williams, Madge Lowe, Helen Buti
and Mary Shaw, who all work at AW Headquarters.

Detachment commander, is Cpl. Robert L. Fisher, one of
the 26 eagle-eyed men of Headquarters Company who qual-
ified as "sharpshooter" with the '03 rifle. Next to receive
his medal will be Cpl. Gerard Limbach (left), while Lt. Al-
bert Cassak (right) looks on.



Twenty-six men of Headquarters Company (Hq Det)
AWUTC received the coveted sharpshooter medal from Lt.
Col. Norman Evans, Detachment Commander, last Friday
afternoon at the first of a series of weekly formal retreats.
Two battalions, under the com-
mand of 1st Lt. Maurice C. Boles, A
stood at rigid attention while 17 AW Officer
their eagle-eyed buddies were
commended personally by Lt. Col. Chang to
Evans. Plans for the retreat, as Change t Silver
well as the portable public ad-
dress setup, were arranged by Lt. Seventeen promotions from
Ernest G. Berger, Special Serv- Second to First Lieutenant are
ice officer, announced in AWUTC 9rganiza-
Qualifying with the .30 caliber tions. The recently-promoted
'03 rifle, the following men silver-bar officers include:
achieved the sharpshooter rating: Gilford J. Williamson, John I.
F/Sgts. Orville Kramer and Au- Gotlinger, Harold L. Gear, Sam-
gust Bonniot; T/Sgts. Harry Wil- uel Cooper, Eli Rabinowitz, W.
liams, Patrick Span and Edwin F. Evans Jr., E. F. Metcalf and
Clevenger; Sgts. William Schon- D. B. Brant-'all of Headquarters
ninger, Edwin Watts, John Bar- Company, Hq. Det.; H. T. Smith
ton and Milleage Stewart; Cpls. and J. S. Valenti, 1st Training
Robert L. Fisher, Edgar Iverson, Regiment; B. S.'Bierstein. 2d Tng.
Gerard Limbach, Lloyd Stewart, Regt.; E. M. Souieu and T. C.
John Kinder, Herman Block, Armstrong, 3d Tng. Regt.; W. H.
Maxwell Snyder and Winston Trner, 553d SAW Bn.; C. W.
Linder; Pfc's. Joseph Sarah, Vic- Sutton, 568th SAW n.; W. M.
tor McNary and George Trudeau; Herron, 756th SAW Bn., and A.
Pvts. George Lajeunesse, Philip L. Weimer, Hattiesburg Detach-
Wheeler, Bernard Epstein, Bill meant.
Gaessler, Edgar Higginbotham
and Elton Walters. Flynn to Captain
Rex Mays, twice winner of the
famed Indianapolis auto speed Doubling up on his silver bars,
race, has taken to the air. He is it's now Capt. Robley E. Flynn,
now Lt. Mays of the Air Trans- inspector in the 2d Training Regi-
port Command. ment, AWUTC.



Digs First Dirt

. A Drew Field sage asked
us of the AWUTC Hq. Det.
what happened to the Tam-
pactivities department. Well,
it's thissaway. We got the
sniffles from reading letters
about New York weather-
the OPA is clamping down on
c e r t a i n "Don't-go-in-there-
you'll-get-rooked" niteries-
and motorists still won't stop
for a soldier with buslino-
Therefore, we inaugurate a
new department and baptize it
ard Suraf at the local pix having
all hell scared out of him by
Laird Cregar in the role of Jack
the Ripper.
Sgt. Charles Ilg telling the
boys about his cousin (twice re-
moved), who was put in 5-G by
his draft board, which means
they won't take him even if
there's an invasion Sgt.
Sulzby putting the cutest wave
in his hair Cpl. Winnie Lind-
ner enjoying the mess hall menu
S. A half hour later, Lindner
enjoying the Service Club menu.
Sgt. Elmer Walter having his
Sulphur Springalfriend call for
him in her sumptuous sedan in
front of the barracks.
We kissed the hand (Viennese
custom) of an A-1 WAC at the
dayroom dance the other night.
If anyone was witness to the act,
and knows the young lady, please
inform us. We want our chew-
ing gum back.
Cpl. Donald Blood certainly
kicked our aspirations around
when he informed us that we
couldn't be like Frank Sinatra
because we sing baritone. Okeh,
Donald, we'll curb that damned
pituitary gland from here on.
Dear Andy Baykowski: We're
sorry we confused you with the
mention of "Charel" a few col-
umns ago. By "Chanel" we
meant the perfume worn by Miss
Frances Dee. We were not giv-
ing you directions in German to
read the column faster.
Congratulations, 1st Sgt. Aug-
ust Bonniot of the old 530d and
the Mrs. The sergeant is a proud
papa of a six-and-a-half-pound
baby boy. So there you have
the reason for Sgt. Bonniot's
beaming countenance of recent.
The Bonniots adopted the baby
just recently.




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Five Who Shine, Gleam

Cpl. Stewart

Sgt. Bartels

Critical WAC

Stays On Base

For Best Attired

With her head in the
clouds, the Mystery WAC re-
turned her heart to the Air
Corps this week.
"After all," she remarked,
"Air Corps men really know
how to dress. Drew Field
men look neater every single
week, and, from now on,
they'll get all the breaks
when I'm on my man hunt."
Chief reason for her change of
heart was Sgt. John J. Bartels,
592d Squadron, 396th Bomb
Group. Bartels, who was cap-
tured in full flying regalia, is a
1st Armor Gunner.
"Sure," laughed John, "we keep
up our looks, even if we are 'way
up in the blue with no one to
stare at. but the rest of our crew
mates. If you let yourself get
careless with that shave and shine
routine, you're going to slip up on
other things, too. Our job is im-
portant; we're training for Over-
Bartels is a New York City
lad. He's single, and says he'll
stay that way. He spends his
free hours with his dog-"My
best friend-and the safest
one!" he grinned.
Cpl.. Tom Brown, Company
H, .2d Bn., 1st Tng. Reg't.,
frowned at the WAC.
"You couldn't mean me!" he
pleaded. "I'm a football play-
er, not a dude!"
The WAC nodded, having
heard of the Drew Field
AWUTC football feats of the
modest corporal.
"Of course," continued Brown,
"I'm always pretty careful to
keep up my appearance. Ours is
a new outfit, and I'd like to make
good in it. All my life I've found
that the men who looked the best
got the best breaks. They look
That Base Detachment is in the
games again. Crashing through
with one more best dressed man,
the Detachment's "boy of the
week" is S/Sgt. Creighton R.
"Naturally I try to look 'hep'
all of the time," stated the ser-

S/Sgt. Dunn

Cpl. Brown

S/Sgt. Schmittke
geant. "I've always figured my
appearance helped me to get these
stripes-and I'd like to add to
'em the same way. Of course, I
have to work hard to rate 'em,
but neatness plays its part."
Putting down the paint brush
which had been doing a luscious
job on a pin-up, S/Sgt. Ber-
nard Schmittke looked up fear-
"Oh no! Let me do a cari-
cature of myself. You don't
have to take my picture, do
When the Air-WAC had as-
sured him she must take his
photograph, the well known
artist of the Hqs. Det., Third
Fighter Command, resigned
"If I must, you win," he smiled.
"But, really, neatness is just sec-
ond nature to me. I was brought
up that way. Later, in the pro-
fessional world, I found neatness
paid dividends. Design means a
great deal to me. I don't like
things that aren't orderly, and
part of a plan. That's why I try
to look well groomed, too."
Cpl. Clifford Stewart, Hqs. Det.,
AWUTC, works at the message
"Looking neat is a requisite in
our department," he stated. "Be-
sides, I don't want to be a two-
striper for the duration."
The clean-cut corporal hails
from Louisville. He isn't married,
isn't engaged, and doesn't even
have a steady girl friend. But he
likes the new WACs at AWUTC.

Dietsch Addition

The noon whistle at Clearwater
on January 18 announced the ar-
rival of Charles C. Dietsch, 7
pound 6 ounce son of Lt. and Mrs.
C. K. Dietsch, formerly of Green
Bay, Wis. The proud papa is one
of the AWUTC's Special Service


By SGT. 6
Pvt. Tojek of Headquarte
Regt., recently got married.
Ist/Sgt. Harold Reinfeld
his molars yanked. Has to c
like this, Bubby!
Indulging this week in "Drew
Field maneuvers" are Headquar-
ters Company and Company A...
Oh! for the life of a gypsy. No
cussing now! Put your clean un-
derwear in separate barracks
bags, return all the stuff that you
"procured" and carry on. The
score so far since July 28
moves, 6 probables and 2 let
Cpl. "Jiggs" Richardson and
Pvt. Milton Davidson of Head-
quarters Company are convales-
cing at the Post Hospital after a
severe attack of "bonkus of the
konkus" which means they have
a loose "escalator of the starafos."
Knife, scalpel, cotton, nurse!
Speedy recovery me lads. We miss
The Body 'Beautiful program
goes into effect starting Mon-
day in the nature of "In Cad-
ence Exercise." "Oooch, what
big muscles you'll have ... Here
.you are, buy your linament
while we still have it. It's good
also for furniture.
Pfc. Boyd of Company C was
a former Pennsylvania State
Trooier. Would love to become an
MP. Alas! He was turned down
because he has the right qualifica-
tions. Now if he had been a truant
officer or a dog catcher, we might
have placed him.
Cpl. "Tiny Mr. 5x5" Messina of
Kitchen 23, weight, 220 pounds on
a clear day, recently bent over to
tie his shoelace at the dog track.
Somebody threw a saddle over
him and he ran third paying
$16.20 for show money.
Cpl. Ken Klein of Company B
is so pretty that the girls let him
use their perfume. "Djdrling! Hold
me tight while I go through your
First Sgt. Leonides "Pygmalion"
Cicalese proudly announces that
his son, ("MY SON, MY SON")
Pericles Throckmorton has just
cut his first tooth on Leo's ear.
Didja ear me!
Cpl. Adragna (that's my Pop),
of Company D lives so far in the
woods that he has to go out on
OT to go home. He even fights
off Indian attacks. Technically,
the Seminoles are at war with
Pfc. Grand of Company B
used to be a dredging inspector.
Received his invite from F.D.R.
to change the color of his
clothes. He also got married.
Ah! From dredgery to dredgery.
Cpl. Bareis of Company A in-
structs "Extended Order Drill"
and all of these movements are

S Answers to

1. It would take more from
Canada to the U. S. Mail re-
ceived in Canada has one penny
tax added to be paid by the per-
son who receives it.
2. Forty.
3. Two. Wrist watch and sneak-
ers only.
4. Olive.
5. No.
6. It can be two-toned. The
center of a shadow may be dark-
er than the edges, depending on
the size and shape of the object
and the source and diffusion of
the light.
7. Sea weed-5/10% of sea
weed extract is used to give the
ice cream "body."
8. A shot which scores by
chance and not intended by the
player. A miss or pocketing of
the cue hall without touching the
object ball.
9. (a) 1620. (b) 1803.
10. They pass along the outside
of wires.


ers Company 1st Bn., 1st Trng.
Now he has a "wife and three

of Company D just had one of
:hew lefty for a while. Make

to his liking. You'll get your new
fatigues dirty, seel I told you so.
Sgt. Fritz Lowenstein trans-
ferred from Headquarters Com-
pany to Company A. However,
"His Heart Belongs to Capozzi."
Pfc. James Walker's wife has
joined her spouse and now 'his
work is no longer on the blink,
Company C thanks you Mrs. Wal-
ker. Egad! I love her.
First Lt. Kenneth L. Martin,
CO of Company C, was playing
touch football with his men and
he must have been the ball iron,
the looks of his broken thumb
Now you, can't hitch hike!
Pvt. Emanuel M. Zablhn ot
Company C is an expert v. tch-
maker, he even wears an Italian
watch. Every time you look at
it a "DA-GOES" by. Okeh. I I
go quietly. I know I'm wasting
time and I ought to be doing

AW Service

Helps Navy

Find Plane
Many developments have
been made in Aircraft Warn-
ing since the United States
entered World War II, and
although many of its activi-
ties cannot yet be publicized,
its personnel can take pride
in its accomplishments.
Even before Pearl Harbor, Air-
craft Warning fulfilled many
missions, of which serving as a
homing aid to lost friendly air-
craft was one of the most im-
portant. Lt. Anthony F. Kran-
cus, who was with an AW outfit
on Maui Island in the Hawaiian
group il 1941, has told A-2,
AWUTC, of an interesting hap-
pening ih September of that year.
Several times the unit had aid-
ed in bringing in lost planes. One
day a plane which was being
tracked on the AW equipment
suddenly disappeared. Although
the officer in charge assumed that
the'plane had merely lost altitude
and flown out of the range of the
reporting system, the various or-
ganizations were notified in an
effort to learn whose plane it
Navy officials said they had a
plane long overdue which might
be at that location. They sent
out search planes, directed to the
exact point where AW had last
"seen and heard" the craft. There
it was, forced down into the
water because of motor trouble.
An amphibian, it was still afloat
and a crash boat was able to
rescue the pilot and recover the
The Navy doffed its cap in sa-
lute to timely service rendered
by Aircraft Warning.

A-2 AWUTC Says

j" ~l-oL~

Danny Sheehan

Has Entertained

250,000 Drew Men

Army air bases have long
since become major stops on
entertainment booking cir-
cuits, and Drew Field, be-
cause of its size, can be corr
pared to New York's Para
mount Theater of the vaud<
ville circuit.
Hundreds of legitimate shows
and scores of nationally-famous
actors have played Drew Field.
Probably the man who can best
trace the history of Drew Field

from its days as a "tank town
stand" to its present standing as
one of the Army's bigtime stops,
is Tampa's own Danny Sheehan.
Sheehan, who achieved the
reputation as "America's great-
est eccentric dancer" while
playing the Keith circuit, has
staged 150 shows here, playing
before more than 250,000 sol-
diers and Air-WACs.
Pioneering flesh and blood en-
tertainment on Drew Field, Shee-
han played the air base when the
slightest rain inundated the place.
In those early days Sheehan and
his troupe of dancers performed
on planks that had been laid in
the watery surface of the field.
It was 'a routine occurrence to
have a geyser of water shoot from
the piano every time a key was
But Drew has come along way
since then. Shows now are staged
amid all of the bigtime atmos-
phere on the recently completed
stage of the Bandshell or in Serv-
ice Clubs and Recreation Halls.
For all his services Sheehan has
not accepted a penny.
"I figure the least I can do--
and it's little enough when
compared to what the boys are
doing for us at home-is to try
to boost their morale and help
the soldiers forget and be happy
for a little while," he says.
Sheehan receives letters from
former Drew Field men now
overseas. All tell him how they
enjoyed and miss his aggrega-
tion of juvenile dancers.
At present he is working on a
new unit, known as Sheehan's
star show and comprised of adult
talent. The unit will put on a
fast-moving variety show, which
will be staged at Service Club
No. 1 next Sunday, at 8 p.m.
While Sheehan is entertaining
soldiers here, his brother Frank
s wowing soldiers overseas with
a show he calls "Frapk Sheehan
and his Flying Jamboree." This
unit has played in Africa, Sicily
and Italy, according to Sheehan.


I drove the nails
That made the crops
Life's boomerang to be.
But as I worked,
I scarcely dreamed,
That it was meant
For me.
PX No. 1.

I _





LOST: A combination locket and brace-
let, somewhere between PX No. 11
and 6th St., I think. It's very much
valued as a keepsake, so please return
it to James W. Kane, 749th SAW
Co., Bradenton.
THE OFFICER who left his automatic
lead gencilin the Officers' Sales sec-
tion of Base Quartermaster may have
same by proper identification, if he
will see Pfc. Edwin Fultz, Officers'
Sales section, Base QM.
LOST: Norwood wrist watch; a 15-
jewel job with a plain brown leather
band and a yellow-gold case. Lost in
the vicinity of L & O Avenues and
1st St. Cpl. Charles V. Luce, Hqs Co.,
2nd Tng Regt.
LOST: Gold wrist watch. A Giraud
Perregeaux, 17-jewel, with light tan
band. There's a $10 tREWARD for the
guy who brings it back. Sgt. M. S.
Mann, 570th SAW Bn, Co. C. 680th
THE OFFICER who lost his hat (high
-wind?) at Hillsboro Ave. may call for
it at the Buffalo Ave. School.
PVT. KURT R. FURST, you may have
trouble getting your shoes without
that precious repair ticket. It's at
the ECHOES office. Better get it be-
fore you have to resort to bare feet
S. .or a statement of charges.
FOUND-Some lost articles left by
men on maneuvers on the Auburndale-
Lakeland Road near Lakeland. Own-
ers may have same by submitting
proper description. Mrs. Percy Hebb,
Auburndale. Fla.
FOUND-Sterling silver identification
bracelet. CHARLES E. DEVINE. it's
yours. See Cpl. Beverforden, 576th
F. W. GRAY, those glasses you left
in the pocket of your ODs when you
took them to the tailor shop are wait-
ing for you at the ECHOES office.
L. A. DONOHUE, your GI raincoat is
waiting for you at the clothing dept.
;of the Main PX.
LOST Sterling silver identification
bracelet. Probably will be found
somewhere near the Station Hospital,
and I mislaid it the 14th. Have you
seen it? If so, relay the message to
Capt. McCullough, ext. 345.
TEMPLE TERRACE is an out-of-way
spot in which to lose a dental bridge,
but some soldier left his teeth there.
He may call for them at the ECHOES
office, if he'd like to bite again.
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-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. 2nd
Bn., 1st Tng. Regt., in the orderly
room. You can have it by reciting
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. Pleasants call at
'the headquarters of the 26th Sub-
Depot, identify himself, and claim his
package which he left in the car.
Capt. Pleasants, Ph. 501.
LOST-Green-striped lifetime Parker
pencil, at either Tampa Terrace or
Hillsboro Hotel public telephones. (My
memory of particular place is kinda
hazy!) REWARD, if you're the guy
who has it. Pvt. Milton Davidson,
S-3, 1st Bn., 1st Tng. Regt.
FOUND-An overseas cap with Air
Corps braid. Letter "J" on band.
Near Theater No. 2. Owner please pick
it up at orderly room of 729th SAW
Co., N and East 1st.
FOUND-Cap from fountain pen with
gray stripes on it. Must be from a
Stheaffer, so you better come 'n' get.
it, if you're the loser. Orderly room
of 729th SAW Co., N and E. 1st.
WONDERING where that strange OD
officer's service cap came from, the
morning after that big New Year's
Eve? It's mine! Lost it at the Braden-
ton Country Club. It's size 7%. The
MPs who keep following me say you'd
better call Lt. Ciral, Ext. 819. right
away, if you have it.

LOST-My wonderful Parker "51" pen
and pencil set, with black body and
silver caps. Must'a been near Hqs.
AWUTC, or PX No. 10. REWARD for
the guy who brings it back. Lt. Ciral,
Ph. 819.
O. H. OWEN, 1606 North 18th, Birming-
ham, Alabama, you can get into your
house now. Your bey ring is in the
possession of "Gibby," PX No. 1.
8th and Ave. A.
LOST-My gold identification bracelet.
on January 1st. My serial number and
name, S/Sgt. William H. Miller. is on
its back. Call me at ext. 2239. if you
found it.
LOST-Parker "51" pen with blue bot-
tom, silver top. The point is damaged,
but the main point is, you'll get a
REWARD if I get my precious pen.
Chaplain Lawrence, 569th.
LOST-New Christmas silver identifi-
cation bracelet, inscribed "George
Oschman, Jr." Don't know if I lost it
in town or on the Base, but I do
know I won't dare to go on furlough
without it! Call me at the ECHOES
office, ph. 2287.
STERLING S IL V I R identification
bracelet inscribed "S. J. Siskind,
12040074." Finder (I hope, I hope)
please phone 328, Sgt. Siskind.
LOST-Brown billfold with money and
papers. It's leather with a zipper
closing. Means a lot to me to get it
back-I'm hopin'! Pvt. Leonard Nel-
son. Co. B, 589th.
LOST: One more silver identification
bracelet. Bears the Air Corps in-
signia, my name, serial number, and
home address. Reasons for wanting
it are purely sentimental, and worth
a big REWARD to Pfc. Harold Bos-
worth, Co. G. 2nd Bn, 1st Tng Regt.
WERE YOU going around, seeing the
world through green-colored glasses?
Kenneth Williams found some green-
lensed, prescription-ground spec's, and
they're at the ECHOES office, waiting
to be claimed.


PVT. ROSS HEATH, your individual
pay record is at the ECHOES office.
I WENT to the Chemical Warfare
demonstration Jan. 12, 'n' came back
without my Ronson cigarette lighter
case. It's silver with brown trim, is
initialed "R.F.S.", and is well worth
a REWARD to Pvt. Pay Sochor, Ph.
344, Sig. Hqs. Co., Third Fighter

worn, well-packed billfold awaits you
at the ECHOES office. Won't you stop
in for it?
CARROL SLOVACEK, those are nice
photos of yourself and family. You
may have the billfold which contains
them if you'll give the brunette's ad-
dress to the boys in the ECHOES

CAMOUFLAGE NET, 36 by 44 feet,
two-inch mesh, removed from 5th Tng
Regt camouflage area around Jan. 12.
Anyone having knowledge of its
whereabouts please call ext. 625.
REWARD OFFERED for the return
of my sorority pin. It's an Alpha
Delta Pi pin, set with opals, rubies,
and a guard of rubies. Is inscribed
"Doris Mae Cassell, Alpha Rho." Call
2287, and no questions will be asked.
CLASS RING for OCS. Miami Beach,
class 1943-A, has been turned in at
the office of the Assistant Adjutant
General, Third Fighter Command
THOSE TEETH which hopped away in
front of Dispensary No. 7 at 9 p.m.
Jan. 13th have been found. (It's a
lower partial denture.) You may se-
cure them from Capt. DeNoia. at the
office of the AWUTC Dental Surgeon,
building 8D03. on 2nd St. near Ave. L

KANSAS CITY or such points between
as Jacksonville, Birmingham, or Mem-
phis are easily reached by my rail-
road ticket. It will be yours for half-
price, if you can use it before April 9.
Pfc. Robert B. Busman, Co B, 1st
Bn, 1st Tng Regt.
TARPON SPRINGS to Drew is a long,
long way to go. May I ride with you?
'Must be here from 8:15 a.m. to 6
p.m., Monday thru Saturday. See S.
'Travaglia, PX No. 7, if you've room
for me.
CLEARWATER to Drew is a long
hike. I'd like to ride with you, if
you've space for Major Strickler, Base
Detachment Hqs, Ext. 607.
MY WIFE and child are driving from
Colorado to Tampa right after the
first of February. Would your wife
like to share the cost, 'n' come along?
It's a swell opportunity to get her
here. Contact Cpl. Sam Selders, Co. A,
570th SAW Bn.

THE WIFE and I are hopin' you'll be
going to New York, or points close,
on or about Feb. 1. We'll share ex-
penses, if you'll have us. Cpl. Frank,
ext. 542, 2nd Tng. Regt.
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.
DRIVERS, would you like to ,organize
a car pool from Seminole Heights or
West Tampa? Hours normally would
be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Lt. Krong-
elb. Ext. 865. or call S-2955 evenings.
like to kick in on a car pool, from
St. Pete to Drew. I live at 2400 High-
land St., and my hours are 8 to 5.
Contact Lt. 'H. J. Geiger, 621st SAW
Co.. E. 1st and J.
TEXANS. are any of you-all about to
go to Texarkana, Texas, or there-
abouts, about Feb. 2 or 3? If so, my
wife 'n' I would like to ride 'n' share
expenses with you. Call Pfc. Charles
Mann, Signal Hqs Co, Third Fighter
WANT TO JOIN a car pool? Leave
8th Ave. So. in St. Pete at 7 a.m. and
leave Drew at 5 p.m. If vyou'd like to.
call Pfc. Al Salem. ph. 273.

WHO'S GOING to Nampa, Idaho, or
thereabouts, about the 30th or 31st of
January? I'll drive part way, if you'll
let me ride with you, and share ex-
penses, too. Call Cpl. Molly Adams,
Ph. 2218.

ARGUS CAMERA, series A. See Cpl.
George Bellew, Hqs & Hqs, 1st Tng
Regt., to discuss condition and price.
ANY KIND of a car. We need somep'n
to carry our equipment from the
barracks to the hangar. Will pay
CASH. Pvt. Joe Casamento or Sgt.
Anthony Pacitti, Crew Section, 396th
Bomb Group. Barracks 11D64, 2d & J.
GOOD HOME for an alarm clock. Do
you have one? Cpl. Gene Bok, Co. C,
1st Tng. Bn.
ANY OLD radio, so long as it will
keep me in jive. Cpl. Gene Bok, Co.
C, 1st Tng. Bn.
TABLE MODEL RADIO in good con-
dition. Would like something that
doesn't pour out "Pistol Packin'
Mama" as the PX jukes do. Lt.
Smiley, Ext. 809.
SMALL CAMERA Argus preferred.
Call Mr. Young, Ext. 877.
SEWING MACHINE, preferably an
older model manipulated by foot con-
trol. Contact Pvt. Oweiler, Red Cross
Building, Base Hospital.
BABY CRIB with springs and drop-
sides, before my poor baby has to
sleep on the floor. Lt. I. C. Taylor,
ph. 823. 2nd Bn. 1st Tng Regt.
TYPEWRITER, cheap but capable of
pounding out my most inspired mas-
terpieces. Haven't much cash, but
will shell out what I have, if you'll
come across with the machine. Sgt.
R. A. Carpenter, Ph. 2258.
WILL PAY reasonable rate for radio
power transformer with 5 volt and 6.3
volt windings and center-tapped h.v.
winding, about 350 volts each side of
center tap. Cpl. B. Wolff, 731st

"MARTY," are you still on the field?
If so, willyuh call 492, or write to
Dave Scribner. 568th SAW Bn.

"How many times must I tell you-NO SOUVENIRS!"


OuFICEtRS' WIVES, enlisted men's
wives, and civilian workers, are you
having trouble finding just the right
hat for your sm-oooth new dress or
suit? S/Sgt. Jeannie Jurgens, ph.
2257, will whip up a sure-fire flat-
terer for you. Formerly a designer
of smart chapeaux, Jeannie promises
you a creation that's sure to win you
endless compliments. You furnish the
fabric, and the face. She'll do the
SAX AND CLARINET men, here's a
chance to join the famous 5th Training
Regiment orchestra. It's sponsored by
the 5th's special service dept., you
know. We're expanding a little, and
there's an opening for you. Call Cpl.
Gould, ext. 598.
AM INTERESTED in books about the
proportions of the head. Am studying
drawing and sculpture, and find it
hard to secure such literature here.
Pfc. Dorothy Nordeen, ph. 2287, would
like to rent, buy, or borrow said

TORS-Bring out that latent talent by
contacting Sgt. O. Z. Whitehead, Base
Special Service Office. New talent,
new faces wanted for soldier shows
and radio broadcasts. If you can't
manage to come in person, call Ext.
WANTED: Officers and enlisted men
with previous radio broadcasting ex-
perience. Put that aptitude to work
monitoring or engineering at Drew
Field broadcasts. Free-time work.
Call, or see, Lt. Kluge, Base Special
Service Office.
OFFICERS, don't forget that swank
officers' lounge at the Elks' club,
Florida & Madison Sts. Lounge,
showers, and dressing rooms, open 9
a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
SOLDIERS' WIVES, you'll make lots
of nice new friendships and have a
barrel of fun, if you'll visit the USO
at 607 Twiggs St., Tampa. There's a
co-operative luncheon at 11:30 Tues-
days, and handicraft club at 2 p.m.
Won't you join us?
WEARY SOLDIERS, the Defense Rec-
reation office, 312 Madison St., is
there to help you. Housing service,
checking service, letter-writing facili-
ties, information, and trip-planning
are just a few of the many things
its staff will do for you. Come on in.

SERVICE REVOLVER, .45 cal. which
takes automatic ammunition. Prefer-
ably a revolver with a holster. Name
your price. Lt. V. J. Dudowski,
SAW Det. 39.
ANY LATE MODEL automobile, if it
is in clean condition 'n' has tires with
rubber in 'em. I have the- CASH: you
produce the car. 1st Sgt. Holliday,
Base Det., Ph. 603.
WASHING MACHINE in fairly good
condition. Please tell me, if you know
of one. I'm in dire need. Cpl. Molly
Adams, Ph. 2218.
GEE I'M TIRED of staying up all
night waiting to get up at 8 a.m. If
anybody has a stray alarm clock for
sale, call E: Manov, Service Club
No. 2.

place to live, near their dad. In or
near Tampa, PLEASE. T/Sgt. An-
thony DeMarco, Ext. 461, Base Motor.
APARTMENT for man and wife. Con-
tact Pvt. Richard Sloss, Hqs Co, 2nd
Tng Regt.
to $40 per month for one or two fur-
nished rooms with kitchenette or
kitchen privileges. Hope it'll be con-
venient to Drew transportation. Sgt.
Ray Goldstein, 396th CC Area.
AN 8 mm PROJECTOR for any eve-
ning convenient with you. I've taken
several rolls of film on Florida, but
my projector is home. Call Cpl. Irv
Gilman, ext. 608, or home phone
DOES ANYBODY know of a furnished
apartment, or even a room, for a sol-
dier and his wife? We'll appreciate
any information leading to the cap-
ture of living quarters. M/Sgt.
Yunger, Hqs. 396th Bomb Group.
SOLDIER-and wife would like fur-
nished house or apartment, three
rooms preferred; kitchen necessary.
Near Drew, it possible. Phone
H-22383, S/Sgt. Frank Tribuzio, 595th
Sq., 396th B Gp.

DO YOU KNOW of a little nest, just
waiting for a pair of newlyweds? It
must be within walking distance of
town, 'n' suitable for the combined
pay of a sergeant and a private. If you
do, call 2231 and leave a message for
Pvt. Junod.
Room or small apartment with a kitch-
en. I crave those home-cooked meals!
Pvt. Lester Lewitt, 749th SAW Co.

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

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.

ENLISTED man with watch repair ex-
perience, to work during off-duty
hour Apply PY Personnel Office. 3
Ave. and 1st.
man. Call Mr. Young, PX Personnel
PROJECTIONISTS wanted. Lots of
extra cash for off-duty work. See
Sgt. Mannheimer, Theater No. 3,
2nd & K, if you've had experience
along these lines.
are badly needed at the Base Thea-
ters. Good pay for off-duty hours.
Too good an opportunity to miss.
Stop in at Theater No. 3, 2nd & K.
Want to locate a buddy on the
field? Advertise for him in the
ECHOES classified. No cost to


Drew Field Echoes

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ONE ROOM, partly furnished, but
you'll hafta bring your linens with
you. $8 per week rents it. Pvt. Luther
J. Dillori, 215 Park Blvd., Oldsmar,

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
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.

ANY old radio around you're not
using? Leaving the field, and don't
want to drag them along? The 2nd
Trng. Battalion will accept loud
speakers, chassis, and any other parts
you can spare. Radio classes learn by
reassembling. Contact Lt Adams. Ph.
WOULD LIKE a "beat up" radio, to
keep my barracks boys in good humor
these cool nights. Cpl. A. A. Harlan,
ph. 563.

St. Valentine's

Officers' Dance

Officers are invited to plan to
attend the big St. Valentine's
dance to be held at the roof gar-
den of the Hillsboro Hotel, Feb.
Music will be furnished by Don
Francisco's orchestra. The dance
is sponsored by the Sacred Heart
Fidelity club of Tampa.
Officers may secure tickets
from the hostess at the Officers'

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WESTON MASTER exposure meter.
It's practically brand new, and a
right smart buy for $30. Pfc. Thomas
Slack, Hqs. & Hqs. Co., 1st Tng. Regt.
MAPLE HIGH CHAIR with lift tray.
It's like new, and it'll sell for $5.
See Sgt. Hubbell, Hqs Co, 1st Tng
Regt, or 708 Cleveland St. Tampa.
Good radio, a heater that's a honey,
and 1944 license plates. Tires are
swell (two new, two recaps). Will
cost you just $440-and will give you
lots more enjoyment than that. Con-
tact Lt. Varetoni, BOQ 7C-05.
WATCH that waistline! If rationing
hasn't hit you, and the Army chow
has stayed around your waist, my
Phillips English touring bicycle is
just what you need. No worries about
rubber and gasoline, either. It's all
yours, for a $50 bond. Phone the
ECHOES office, Ph. 2287.
1934 CHEVROLET coupe with rumble
seat, and five good tires. Has a
Philco radio in excellent condition,
and '44 license plates. It's owned by
a motor officer, so you know it's in
good condition. $275 cash takes it.
Lt. Ryder, No. 804, Hqs 2nd Bn, 1st
Tng Regt, AWUTC, 4th & J.
tory model. It's a darn good buy for
$20. Lt. H. M. McCall, Bldg. 2A22.
CAMERA-Foth-Flex, 3.5 lens. Is a
1/500th to 2-second timer. It takes
twelve pictures 21 by 21/,. 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. ph. 865, and dicker with him.
Wichita, Kansas, via New Orleans and
Houston. It's good until March 1st,
and that's a good trip. Will sell it
cheap. Lt. Staton, ext. 423.
OUR C. O. left a 1939 Mercury for
quick sale. Has five beautiful tires,
and runs like a clock. What's your
offer? Lt. Gladstein or Lt. Macirynski,
Ph. 862, 756th SAW Co.
SLIDE RULE, 1-log-log-trig-duplex,
K. & E. It is accurate, and in excel-
lent shape. If you're having trouble
figuring things out, $10 will bring you
-a slide rule. Cpl. Paul F. Hart, Co. C,
1st Tng. Regt.
TWO ROLTT, of Verichrome film for
kodak. V-127. Call immediately. Pfc.
W. R. Whitaker. Base Det.
FOUR one-way bus tickets, Tampa to
St. Petersburg, for sale for one buck.
Avail yourself of this bargain at the
ECHOES office.

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Title Tussle

Tonight Ends

First Period

The first half champion-
ship of the Air Corps Basket-
ball League will be decided
tonight in the Base Gymna-
sium when the 3d Fighter
Command cagers tussle with
the Base Detachment quintet.
Game time is slated for 7:30
Championship teams of
Leagues 1, 2 and 3 were Base
Detachment, 3d Fighter Com-
mand and 594th Bomb Squad-
ron. Base Detachment de-
feated the 594th Bombers in
the elimination playoff Tues-
day evening in the Base
Gym. Third Fighter drew.
the bye.
Player- Scored
Andy Duncaft 57
Milk Chihutskyv 19.

Rube Thomas
Herb Howell
Bill Cahill
Carl Kissinger
Bob Reed
Joe Brynes
-Ray Atkins
Ed Sitarz
Moon Mullins
Pooch Antonucci
Jackson Page
Jim Wight
Jeff Jeffery
Blackie Staiger
Frank Wochinske
Hal Palumbo
Goose Gosselin


Player- Scored
John Columbo 35
Vern LaCoste 29
Jim McMinn 20
Dick Coats 17
Pop Fonts 16
Seymour Levine -10
Sam Jones 9
Con Hinkel 6
Tom Minnick 5
Gerard Miller 0
Dick Freel 0
Ben Haney 0

Hockey Fight

Finds Fans On

"Second Front"

The ice in Toronto melted dur-
ing the past week when the Mon-
treal Canadians and the Toronto
Maple Leafs cut fancy shenan-
igans with rough house play. Jack
McLean and Murph Chamberlain
started the fisticuffs and -drew
match misconduct penalties dur-
ing the heat of the battle."
"Fiery" Phil Watson of the Ca-
nadians, received the heaviest
penalty of the game by getting
a match misconduct and a major
penalty for fighting Linesman
Joe Primeau and Tom O'Neill of
the Leafs. Watson's suspension
for fighting was lifted by Acting
President Red Dutton of the Na-
tional Hockey League when a
photo proved Watson's claims that
Primeau was the aggressor. The
photo showed Primeau with a
death-like grip on Watson during
the melee.
Charlie Sands, formerly of the
Bruins, Rangers and Canadians,
is now in California running a
team called the Pasadena Pan-
thers. He has three French play-
ers forming the nucleus of the

New Surgeon

Capt. Linton C. March of 572'd
SAW Bn. is the new surgeon at
Dispensary 5, having been trans-
ferred from No. 4.

3 Pairs of Dynamite
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UNDER THE TUTELAGE of Pvt. Leonard Kancler, center,
who gained fistic prominence as Mickey Dugon, Drew
Field's boxing team is fast rounding into shape. Private
Kancler, who hqlds draws with Maxie Rosenbloom and
former light heavyweight king John Henry Lewis, has
taken over the ring contingent and has more than a dozen
mittmen working out daily. He is shown above with two
of his pupils, Pfc. John P. Pampaloni, left, and Pfc. Joseph
Wells, right. Monday night the Drew team earned a draw
with the Avon Park Bomb Range team. All men interested
in trying out for the ring team are urged to report to the
base gym, Fourth and E, at 4 p.m. any week day.



Corporal Carol Rayoli carried the 592d Bomb Squadron
basketball team to a 43-29 victory over the Medical Service
squad with a personal scoring barrage of 21 points. The game
was an Air Corps Basketball League tilt played Saturday
evening at the Base Gymnasium.

The six-foot four-inch 592d
pivot man used his height to ad-
vantage in dominating the back-
board control of rebounds. His
second half scoring wore the
Medics to a frazzle. Ravoli's 21
points enabled him to creep into
the bottom of the league individ-
ual scorers listed as having scored
25 points or more. Playing his
first full game, Ravoli now has
tossed an even two bits worth of
The game opened fast with Paul
Oelker scoring three baskets in
the first two minutes of play to
aid in carrying 592d to a 12-2
first quarter lead. The Medical
Service squad was never able to
overcome this lead and trailed
the entire game. Half time score
stood 22-15 as the Medics worked
back into the ball game.
The Medics drew within two
points of the 592d Bombers late
in the third quarter, score 24-22.
Ravoli racked the points from
there on and with three goals he
put the Bombers in front 30-22.
Wrapped tighter than the best of
applied compresses, the Medical
Service men were smothered on
their attempts to get into the
game again with the 592d pulling
out in front to win 43-29.
Smith paced the Meds' scoring
with eight points. Noting the
Meds' line-up, Tamulis is not
just a baseball twirler, he's also

good for a few points in a bas-
ketball game.

Oelker, forward
Fisher, forward
Ravoli, center
Schlensker, guard
Euchuch, guard
Kyowski, forward
Fratine, forward
Tamulis, forward
Mocek, forward
Smith, center
Allen, guard
Lowes, guard
Hill, forward
Curtis, center
Cuneo, guard
Kimmick, forward
Scott, forward
Gregor, guard
Referee, Joseph
Fighter Command).

3 0 6
0 0 0
1 0 2
2 0 4
4 0 8
1 0 2
20 3 43
1 0 2
0 0 0
3 2 8
3 0 6
2 2 6
0 2 2
1 0 2
0 0 0
1 0 2
0 0 0
0 1 1
11 7 29
A. Senick (Third

Obstacle Course

Seeks Entrants
Athletes from Drew, Mac-
Dill and Pinellas Air Bases and
Third Air Force Headquarters
will match strides February 7
at 3 p.m., in a special obstacle
course race at MacDill field. ,
Prizes of athletic equipment
will be given winfiers but the
home team is not competing for
Drew men interested in en-
tering the event should contact
the base physical training of-
fice, telephone 429.

League Play

Tripled Up

In Ist Regt.

The 1st Training Regiment
Basketball League opened
play Friday evening with
Headquarters Company, Com-
pany K of the 2d Battalion
and Service Company win-
ning their initial league
games. Played in Rec Hall
No. 3, the.league will func-
tion each Friday evening.
Domihick Ferraro amassed 11
points in the second half of the
Headquarters Company scoring
attack on the 1st Training Bat-
talion; to give the Headquarters
outfit their 19-10 conquest.
The floor play of Private Fer-
raro and his scoring dominated
the ball game and changed a close
game to a nine-point margin of
(19) (10)
f.e. fl. t.p. f.g. fl. t.p.
Weiner.f 0 0 0 Bteffen.f 3 1 7
Thurgood,f 0 0 Bywater,f 0 0
Smith, 1 3 5 M. Hochlmaa,f 0 0 0
Goodman,. 0 0 0 Goeglin.c 0 1
Ferraro.e 4 3 11 Slattery.g 0 0 0
Crowl,g 1 0 2 Dowd,g 0 0 0
capozdz.g 0 1 1 McGinnis,g 1 0 2
6 i .19 4 2 10
The powerful Company K, 2d
Battalion, team rolled up an im-
pressive 31-19 score over the Com-
pany D team of the 1st Battalion
in the second game of the eve-
ning. Company K formerly
played under the colors of the
588 SAW Battalion.
Frank Stahl paced the Com-
pany K kagers with -a collection
of 10 points. Stahl is also a mem-
ber of AWUTC Varsity quintet.
Grehan tossed a total of eight
points to pace the Company D
CO. K, 2D BN. (31) CO. D, IST BN. (19)
.g. .t.p. t.. ef (1. t.p.
Schlosser,f 3 0 6 Grehan,f 3 8
Scott, 0 0 0 0 Postel, 1 0 2
Smith,f 2 2 6 Natale. 0 0 0
Stahl,f 5 0 10 Englisll.o 1 0 2
Jewol.e 0 0 0 Geer.g 2 1 5
Armstrong,c 0 0 0 Trffeantog 1 0 2
Ackman.g 2 1 5
Sargent,g 0 0 0
Karper.g 1 0 2
Brown.g 0 0 0
Mitchell.g 1 0
14 3 31 8 8 19
Low scoring and closely con-
tested was the third game with
Service Company nosing out Com-
pany R of the 2d Battalion. Score,
Andarlaro with six points and
Zanderigo with five points and
Travis'-two points tallied all the
Service Company scoring. Roach
with four points was high man for
Company R.
Points Scored Service Com-
pany (13): Andarlaro 6; Zanderigo
5; Travis 2. Company R (11):
Roach 4; Kent 3; Laribee 2; Morse
1; Toller 1.

AW Boxers

Swing Mitts

With seven boxers working out
regularly it is hoped that AWUTC
can build a complete boxing team
for a series of inter-camp
matches, it was announced yes-
terday. The mittmen are work-
ing out daily under the direction
of S/Sgt. Peter Rossi at Rec. Hall
No. 3.
Sgt. Rossi wants more boxers.
He urges all soldiers who have
had any experience in the ring
to report to him any day at 4
p.m. at Rec. Hall 3. Trunks, box-
ing gloves and other ring para-
phernalia will be furnished. He
is being assisted by Pvt. Harold
Lett, who boxed under the name
of Ray Vegas in civil life. Pvt.
Lett has fought Jack Dempsey
and the late Young Stribling.
Working out regularly are Pvt.
Dino Bleta, welterweight; Cpl.
Andy Palerno, lightweight; Pfc.
Eugen Shunate, heavyweight; Sgt.
Arthur Candalerio, welterweight;
Chief Tewawina, welterweight,
and the perennial Mike "Popeye"
Holland, lightweight, who, it is
rumored, was the Army light-
weight champion in the War of

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Sport Shots

Gander at 3d FC.
Antonucci Playmaker
Sitarz Shines
Mullins Above Rim

With the 3d Fighter Com-
mand cagers assured of play-
ing in the finals of the Air
Corps Basketball League first
half championship playoffs
tonight after drawing a bye
in the semi-final round, let'
take a gander at the charges o1
Captain Arthur Colley.
Playmaker of the team and oft'
times overlooked in the boxscore
is T/Sgt. Frank Antonucci.
"Pooch" has scored 16 points in
league play to date, but if you'd
check a play by play description,
Antonucci is the guy that is scor-
ing the points when the score
borders on the nip and tuck side.
Feeding t he high scorers,
"Pooch" is a smooth floor player
and gets plenty of acclaim fron
his teammates who realize his
importance in their winning play.
Offensively, S/Sgt. Ed Sitarz is
the scoring sensation for the team
with 49 points in the four league
games. The former Northeastern
University (Boston) basketeer
has also been used as a feeder
as he fits in with all the tricks
that cagey Captain Colley pulls
out of the bag. Playing against
MacDill the past week, Sitarz col-
laborated with Duncan of Base
Detachment and Schechter of
AWUTC to put Drew out in front
with their big first quarter score.
Then moving back on the defen-
sive play, big Ed was the feeder.
Playing in the 3d Fighter back-
court, Moon Mullins has 'totaled
33 points to date along with being
the dominating power in revers-
ing the law of gravity. It is
doubtful that Mullins will play
in the game Thursday evening as
he is one of three men on the
varsity on furlough. "Moon" is
also a farm product of the Cin-
cinnati Reds baseball club, having
played on the West Coast.
Sergeant Jackson Page in the
forward slots was an outstand-
ing basketeer for Pasadena Jr.
College, being third high scorer
in the Southern California Coast
League in the season of '34. Also
a track man, Page has speed to
burn on the court.
Sergeant Jim Wight began his
basketball playing while at Stan-
ford, taking part in the intra-
mural basketball activity .
Sergeant Hal Palumbo played
freshman basketball at Niagara
University a few years ago and
later played semi-pro basketball
at Niagara Falls First Ser-
geant "Goose" Gosselin plays all
positions. In the '33-'34 season,
Gosselin played on the' cage
championship team of the Canal
Added to the list of probable'
starters can be added the name
of the playing coach. Faced with
the loss of thre6emen now on
furlough, Captain Colley may
take to the maple court.

1st Trounces 2d

In Tight Tilt

Long range set shot scoriryg by
Cpl. Sol Schechter of the 2d
Training Regiment cagers fea-
tured the play in the 38-34 vic-
tory for the 1st Training Bat-
talion over the 2d Training Regi-
ment basketeers in Rec Hall No.
2 Monday evening.
Smitty and Schlosser set the
scoring pace for the old 588 quin-
tet with 14 and 12 points respec-
tively. Taylor and Schechter with
14 points each paced the 2d
Training scoring.
B. F.Pts. B. F.Pts.
Schlosser, f 6 0 12 Taylor. f 7 0 14
Jewell. f 1 0 2 Gilgun, f 1 0 2
Carper. g 2 0 4 Rhodes, c 1 0 2
Smtlty, a 7 0 14 Schechter. g 7 0 14
Ackerman. g 1 2 4 Croes, g 0. 0 0
Scolty. f 0 0 0 McGranary. g 1 0 2
Armstrong, f 0 0 0 Enright, g 0 0 0
Noll.g 0 0 0
Mitchell, g 0 0 0
Totals 18 2 38 Totals 17 9 34

AVon Park, Drew Fighters

DREW FIELD ECHOES Mix; Baer Refs, Clowns
Drew Field and Avon Park itle
battled to a match draw in Little Baers in One
the ring Monday evening
when the first two boxing
bouts went to Avon Park and
the fourth and fifth bouts in
favor of Drew.
The third bout of the five bout
card was an exhibition match. ,.
Staff Sergeant Max Baer, former
Page 15 January 27, 1944 l4avyweight champion, refereed > i
the first two bouts of the evening .
with Captain Arthur Colley of
the 3d Fighter Command there .o
Leading 2d AW League thirdman in the ring in the fn
three bouts staged in the Drew .
a tBI N Bandshell thronged with a crow d
of 4,000.
Baer, always the professional
clown, put on a slapstick be-
tween-bout routine after the V
second bout. Commenting on
the cause of World War
Max stated, "Everything gets
blamed on me! I knocked out
Schmelling .. Hitler got hot. FOOD NOT FOAM is the training table diet a soldier should
S,:*fI knocked out Primo Camera
and Mussolini rated on along indulge in, said S/Sgt. Max Baer, former World's heavy-
with Hitler. So, what did I do? weight champion, when eating in a Drew Field Mess Hall
I started the war!" Monday. Beer and potent beverages and dressing room
Pointing out the necessity of a training doesn't pay off and Max spoke from experience.
soldier to be in top condition; Urging the soldiers to hit their "three squares" a day and
Baer likened his "down the aisle"
training to the "up the gang- partake in athletics, Baer was strong in favor of the gruel-
plank" last mile wish toward ling "TC-87" calisthenics.
being in shape for the battle
"over there." MACDILL DROPS DREW
Using one of the three-round M A CL DS
bouts as an example, Baer
FIRST HALF CAGE CHAMPIONS of the Second Training stressed the point of a boxer not
Regiment Basketball League carrying the 756th SAW going three rounds with just box- TEAM ; TARS O N BILL
Company to the top were Pvt. "Bud" Oschman, Pfc. Norm nts to the nks loadier overseas who
Schwenn, Cpl. Rrank Lauria, Lt. Joe Macirynski and Cpl. has full field equipment t% carry Drew Field bowed to Mac- Frizzel scoring 11 points in each
Sol Schecter. Schechter, former East Stroudsburg State a heck of a lot longer than "six half while Wallace scored 17 of
athlete and coach at Port Chester High (N. Y.), paced the minutes" of the boxing bout. Dill Field in the first meeting his 21 in the second half.. Corp-
individaul scoring of the quintet with 68 points for the first Staff Sergeant Bagdararian of the two basketball powers oral Frizzel is an ex-Oklahoma
half play. 131, Avon Park, outpointed of the Tampa region when a U. cager. Wallace played his
Cpl. Andy Paterno, 131, of college basketball in .California.
Drew in the first bout. In the Drew 24-6 first quarter lead Towering Andy Duncan paced
DUNN S A RZ T O P second bout, Pvt. Percy CIy- wilted and was wiped out the Drew scoring with 17 points
Smear, 155, of Avon Park scored with a 70-57 MacDill win. before leaving the game on fouls
a technical knockout over Pvt. in the third period. Sol Schechter
Do c DiLiberto, 153, Drew. A seemingly run away ball with deadly set shots followed
A G Dominic Diiberto, 153, Dreb. asefproved atboom- with 15 points. Lieutenant
SThe third bout was an exhibi- erang with MacDill's Fliers cut- Fowler scored 10 points before
tion bout with no decision. ting the first half Drew lead to fouling himself out in the early
Private Andy Duncan of the Base Detachment quintet Pfc. Eugene Shumate, 185, of 35-30 and the third quarter mar- stages of the fourth period.
Drew, decisioned Pfc. Rusty Ja- gin narrowed to a slim 48-47 I MatDILL FIELD
continues to pace the individual scoring in the Air Corps cobs, 180, of Avon Park, in the score. DEW (57) FLIERS 70
Basketball League with 59 points at the end of the first half fourth bout. Pfc. Raymond At- Pecking away the Fliers took Fowler.r 3 0 10 Haworth 8 2
of league play. Duncan's 59 points have been scored ins, 160, of Drew, outpointed the lead for the first time at lDAngcles.f 0 0 0 Burns,
of league play. Duncan's 59 points have been scored in S/Sgt. Dick Donahue, 166, of Sitarzf 2 Carlton, 2l 317
three games as the Base Detachment won one game by for- Avon Park in the final bout of ouncanr 6 5 17 O'.o. 1ellx 00 0
feit. the card. TO Meet Marines 0 Mora,g a, 6 2
Trailing the "Bean Stalk" scor- sibility of the scorers matching Lowes.g 0 0 0 Fi zelg 22
er is S/Sgt. Ed Sitarz of the 3d each other may develop into quite Seeking to avenge their ree- Lusard.r 2 0 4
Fighter Command cagers with a battle. Base Detachment won S ord, the Drew Field AWUTChDoech- d 0
49 points scored in four games, the League No. 1 first half play varsity basketball team will 23 11 57 26 8 70
Both leading scorers are key and 3d Fighter Command the again take on their conquerors, Score by periods:
DREW 24 11 13 9--57
floor players of their teams. Pos- League No 2 first half schedule the classy Marines from D e- acDLL 6 24 17 270
Third Fighter drew the bye and din, at Clearwater tonight.
will meet the winner of the Base These arthefirst Gwr Tt frt
S F it Det et th Bom Squad one to hang one on the Signal Olf ournament
3d iron tussle played this past Tues- Corps' five in eleven straight
day. Duncan and Sitarz may jump games and they did it last On Drew Course
S5 center against each other this e- Thursday to the tune of'5 to 4. On D Co
Sarasotag ning at the Base Gymnasium. But tonight's game at Clea
AIR CORPS BASKETBALL water promises to be different
n 4 3 G o LEAGCUE because the AWUTC cagersleag
SLEADING SCORERS have been greatly strengthened. A Twilight Golf league,
Player and Team P...eted Proof of.this is that they vir- which will bring together
Third Fighter Co m ma nd Duncan, Base Detachment tually slaughtered the U. S Drew Field organizational
thumped the Sarasota Army Air Starz, 3d Fighter Command lMacritime Service team at St.
thumped the Sarasota Army ir Columbo, 594th Bomb Squadron 3".- ..
Base basketeers 40-30 with Andy Pompol os, Cadets 34 Sq n Petersburg last Saturday by 89 teams is being formed and
Duncan the Drew mass point Mullins, 3d Fighter Command to 49. In a previous meeting the play will get under way the
producer, running wild with 23 Smith, 593d Bomb Squadron 32 Drew team had to come from
LaCoste, 594th Bomb Squadron m first week in February, Capt.
points in the game played at Dixon. 3 F. Signal Co. behind to beat this same team frst week in February, Capt.
Sarasota. Bustan, 595th Bomb Squadron C. by 58 to 48. Against the sailors Charles W. Lyons, base phys-
Duncan, playing the pivot slot Oelkers, 592d Bomb Squadron Lt. John (the cat) Fowler got ical training o f f i c e r an-
for the Fighter five was a hot Ea, 2adeombs dron 26 points, Andy Duncan chalk-
shot from the pivot slot, throw- LEAGUE STANDINGS ed up 19 and George Stahl got nounced yesterday. There
ing his fade away hook shot with League No. 1 himself 18. will be no entry or greens
either hand. Won Lost P I fees.
Pooch Antonucci fed the Base Detachment 4 0 1 fees.
Poohe intonui e the 59g 3d Bomb Squadron 3 1 .6i the opening of the fourth period Drew Field's divot diggers will
sphere into the pivot slotalong 396th Bomb Group Hqs.. 2 2 play. Frizzel put MacDill in get their chance to chase par over
with igE i working i Amn Hospita i soi s s o My Frizzel put MacDill in get their chance to chase par overb
with big Ed Sit.a working in amini. stal front 49-48 with Fowler coming the Base Rocky Point links in
Captain Arthur Colley, theLeague No. 2 back for Drew with a hook shot competition with other GIs. A
C ain Won Lost P,:t '' and the lead 50-49. "Now we trophy will be awarded the team
playing coach of the Command 3d Fighter Command 4 0 1 ~ have the lead, now wedon't" had which scores the most points
crossed up the Sarasota Cadets 2 2 1A 0. the spectators standing on their during loop play.
der the backboard play in his L ague No. 4 3 side shot for MacDill and Sol pected to enter the league with
own backcou Sarasota all set 54th Bomb Suadron Wn Lost Schechter a dead set shot from either four or sixteen on each
own backcourt. Sarasota all set 594th Bomb Squadron 4 0 1 n i', which are
for the scoring hurts of Sitarz 828th Guard Squadron 4 0 1 ,', ;.L:... near mid court for Drew. Wal- team. Organizations which are
had a new blitz tossed at them 3d F. Signal Company 2 2 .,.. lace made mincemeat out of the slated to enter teams are Base
in the presence of "high pockets" 853d Signal Detachment 1 2 Drew 52-51 lead with another Detachment, 396th Bomb Group,
Duin ae presence o igh pabs. and O.R. 0 3 (. .) onehand push and from there Station Hospital, AWUTC, Quar-
Duncan. the Saasot scr- on it was all MacDill. Frizzel a termasters, Ordnance, Sub Depot
inSmith pacedoi te Sarasot sc Former Dodger rebound, Moran three foul tosses and Third Fighter Command.
ing h11points.o gerfor MacDill and Schechter a foul Some of the larger groups may
Thhehaltime score of the ball for Drew set the score 58-53. enter more than one combine.
game was 23-13 with 3d Fighter n avy MacDill added a foul by Moran Groups entering teams should
in front. Player in MODERN WILLIAM TELL and another pushup by Wallace send their rosters to Capt. Lyons
COMMAND (40) (30) Alex Campanis, formerly of the of the rifle will be at Drew before Schechter again carried at once.
f.g.. f. t.p. f.g, fl. t.. Drew to a score with a setshot.
Page!,r 5 2 Share.f Brooklyn Dodgers and now of the Field January 31 through Drew to a score with a setshot. The league is open to both offi-
aiger. 521y oDardnan. 2 of 0t Navy, isJygunning3hforoa chief petty MacDill moved away from the cers and enlisted men. During the
Jsfgerf G 0 2omaf! 1o Navy, is gunning for a chief petty February 1. He is Ken 61-55 score with a nine point medal play, teams will be split
osunen,r 5 23 Wnorkin,dhmr 0 in a naval physical fitness school Beegle, veteran Remington barrage before Molinari of Drew up into twosomes and tangle with
cuey.o M ars.g 2 0 4 at Camp Peary, Va., and if he Arms Company gun instruc- wound up the scoring with a twosomes from other organiza-
Sltar,.g 0 1 nussel,g 1 0 2 completes his schooling success- tor. Mr. Beegle is touring soft lay up shot. tion. Scoring will be on a bestball
wochlue, 0 0 0 fully he'll become an instructor Amy camps to give GIs Pacing the MacDill attack basis with one point for each low
Antonuccgi.s e with the top non-commissioned ca were Frizzel and Wallace with nine and one point for low match.
16s st40 2s 8 o rating, hints on the finer arts of 22 and 21 points respectively. Half points will be awarded ties.



AMERICAN FIGHTER PLANES and Flying Fortresses fill the stratosphere with vapor trails a' they head for
objectives on the continent. The curved trails shooting upward are made by the fighter planes, and the hori-
zontal lines by the four-motored bombers. Note the deadly .50-caliber machine guns bristling from the For-
tress in the foreground. U. S. Army Air Forces photo. (International Soundphoto)


THESE UNUSUAL PHOTOS were taken over Nazi-occupied territory during
an American attack on enemy objectives. A B-26 Marauder medium
bomber plummets earthward after being cut in two by enemy fire. At
top, the tail and part of the fuselage head down, followed (bottom) by
the motors, wings, and the forward part of the fuselage. These are U. S.
Army Air Forces photos. (International Soundphoto)


SMILING Corp. Richard T. Edwards (left), USMC, shows Chaplain Earl E. Wolf the bible which deflected a
piece of shrapnel from his heart during the landing operation at Cape Gloucester, New Britain. He suffered
just a slight chest wound. At right is a steel-covered bible that was carried by Lt. Robert Turner, Lexington,
Ky., during an air raid over Germany. It contains a piece of flak that was headed for his heart until stopped
by the bible. These are U. S. Signal Corps photos. (International Soundphotos)

GO LEFT ONE BLOCK, THEN TURN..' /Bergdoll Soon Free
Bergdoll Soon Free

i~r \;I. im

= ... -. -" _. ,.f r. ,

BILLY MEERS, four years old, from Seymour, Tex., who is living on bor-
rowed blood plasma, prays before his crib for the Army airmen at
Chanute Field, Ill., who have donated 200 pints of blood to keep him
alive. The boy suffers from an incurable kidney ailment. (International)

.". THE WAR DEPARTMENT announces
that Grover Cleveland Bergdoll,
48, notorious draft dodger of World
War I, will be released from prison
shortly, after serving almost 5
PVT. ROBERT PRIEBE of Detroit turned right instead of left in an Italian years of a 7-year term for desertion
town and found himself lost. Trying to set him right is Pvt. Charles and draft evasion. When sentenced
Mischo of the Bronx, N. Y. An M. P. leaning out of the truck, an aid in 1919, he fled to Germany, re-
to lost travelers, waits for things to get really complicated before he turning here in 1939 to serve his
Lakes over in his official capacity. (International) sentence. (International)

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