'DREW ALL STARS
TONIGHT IN GYM D
OF COL. ASP
PAGES 7, 8, 9, 10
VOL. 2, NO. 48 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
JUPs Bickel Who
Speaks HereSays "
Mussolini doesn't like to eat in public because he's *
ashamed of his pet dinner-table habit-dunking huge .
chunks of bread in soup.
This is only a sample of the
more intimate idiosyncrasies of
II Duce..that Carl August Bickel,
retired head of the United Press,
will relate when he speaks to
Drew Field personnel at 8 p.m.
at Service Club 1 next Thursday
Incidents about Mussolini,
Hitler, Yamamolo and other
Axis leaders more eyebrow-
raising than the soup-dunking
act will be revealed by Bickel.
Bickel, a resident of Sarasota,
has interviewed II Duce six times
and Hitler twice'. He is on
slaking terms with most of the
world's.rulers, and is the author
of the first syndicated biography
After he relates his inside
story on the Axis leaders,
Bickel will answer questions
from the audience.
Bickel can be credited with
bringing the United Press to
its standing as one of the im-
portant news services in the
world. He started in the jour-
nalistic profession by peddling
newspapers as a boy.
Even in retirement he can't
stay away from a story. Not long
ago, during a tropical storm, he
volunteered to bicycle through
the wind and rain to cover the
New Mail Clerk
Snafu With Men
What.happened to Pvt. Donald
Haslow, of .Headquarters and
Plotting Company of the 568th
SAW Battalion on his first day
as nail orderly should never have
happened even to a lowly KP
On that eventful day, not a
single piece of mail arrived!
Of course it was not Haslow's
fault, but the looks he received
that day.were harder than Tojo's-
courthouse beat for the Sarasota
Bickel will visit Drew Field
under the sponsorship 'of the
ECHOES Forum, which brings to
Drew personnel important per-
sons in sports, entertainment.
science, journalism, the arts, and
There are ten free books
of theater tickets just waiting
to be picked up by the GIs
who really know their fire
That's the latest word from Lt.
James D.' Dunsmore, assistant
Base Fire Marshal.
A free coupon book, entitling
the bearer to 10 admissions to any
War Department theater here,
will be awarded to 10 enlisted
men who can most accurately
answer a forthcoming questior-
naire to be distributed through
the ECHOES. The contest will
be under the sponsorship of the
Base Fire .Marshal, Major Guy
The contest will consist of ap-
proximately 15 questions. Both
direct questions and multiple
choice will be used. All ques-
tions will pertain to the rules
and regulations of fire prevention
and fire fighting as advocated by
the Base Fire Marshal.
Only enlisted men 'are eligible
Watch the ECHOES for further
information regarding the contest
-and in the meantime, get out-
-the fire rule book and start
Colonel Wendell B. McCoy
PX Buys $50,000 Bonds,
Sports Gear, Gives Bonus
The Post Exchange has units for recreational purp
have been mailed. The divic
done it again-by buying its was alsoin addition t a 1
second $50,000 worth of se- fund set aside for Base rec
ries G war bonds! 'ti6nal activities, such as te
courts, baseball diamonds
This latest purchase makes sport equipment.
a total .of $100,000 in Gov- Capt., E.B. Dailey, Drew Fii
war bond officer, 'said the
ernment bohds the PX has Exchsage n wa allowed to
bought 'in. 'the last four only CGo.errnmernt security,
moriths. his choice of ,war bonds was
months.bet iwnestment he knew.
Authorized by Col. Melvin B Speakins o enlisted men, C
Asp, then Base commanding of- Dailev sait: "It is the desir<
ficer, and the PX council, the this Field to ntiate or incr
bonds were purchased through' class B allotments among all n
Lt. Col. .William F. Nye, finance tary personnel. Everyone
officer. Capt. Donald S. Evans, help a little."
PX officer, completed the trans-
action. Px Price C t
The latest purchase of bonds PX Pri Cut
came after a 50-cent dividend
from Post Exchange profits had C Stim -l SalesJ
been declared for every man on TmIulaTe Sales
Drew Field. Checks to company
3Peas in Pod 'Get Sarge
.,P IIPeas nGet'r S e
By CPL. H. J. CANNING
Three jacks make a good
poker hand but when a Drew
Field first sergeant has three
identical jacks answering roll
call the situation is snafu.
That's the opinion of 1st
Sgt. Harold Reinfeld who has
triplets in his company. The
trio is Jeff, Wally and Char-
ley Martin, identical even to
their nfc. stripes.
Reinfeld bosses Comanpy D, 1st
Training Regiment, and his op-
tics weren't bathed in beer when
the three khaki counterparts re-
ported for duty.
"I can't tell 'em apart," he
admits. "When I call Martin it
makes no difference which one
appears. They're all the same
The triplets are 19 years old
and have been in the Army since
May. T.hy asked for early induc-
tion i-r lMeir draft board so they
might 11 enter-the Army to-
(Citaiinued on Page 11)
TIPSY? Take a look at this triple exposure and join the
wagon brigade. -That's what many a Drew soldier thinks
when he runs into the Martin triplets, who are identical
so many vays their first sergeant is 'a prospect for the
mental hygiene unit.
Price reductions in PX soda
and toilet items have stimulated
sales with, the big dime coke
for a nickel taking the well-
deserved rush about the stores,
Capt. Donald S. Evans, PX offi-
cer, announced yesterday.
The deflationary theme be-
gan last week. Along with the
new big cokes went milk shakes
from 15:to 10 cents, and malts
from 20 to 15 cents.
Tooth paste and shaving
creams have been sharply cut
along with shoe polish and
"The soldier is getting even
more for his money," Capt.
Evans said. "We want to make
our stores the best place to shop
in the world."
Officers' Wives Offer
Free Mending to GIs
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need -of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevronrs 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 8 o'clock each Tues--
OF DREW FIELD
Colonel Wencejl B. McCoy,
formerly commanding officer
of Lake Charles Army Air
Field, La., assumed command
of Drew Field Monday, suc-
ceedirig Col. Melvin B. Asp,
who is awaiting another as-
..A command pilot, combat ob-
server and technical observer,
Col. McCoy is Drew's second
commander since the Base was
established in September, 1941.
A World War. I veteran, he
played an important part in unit-
ing the airlines for military trans-
port and cargo service at the be-
ginning of the present conflict. He'
accomplished this work while
serving in the Office of the Chief
of Staff of the Army Air Forces,
Washington, from 1940 to 1942.
STARTED AS PFC.
SBorn at Eufala, Ala., May 16,
1896, he was graduated from Riv-
erside Military Academy, Gaines-
ville, Ga. In August, 1917, he en-
tered the Aviation Section of the
Signal Corps as a private first-
Colonel McCoy received his
flight tiraininig in 'Italy and won
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First Lieutenant John zn.
Lowe Jr., 25, of the Casual
Regt., and his bride, a Brit-
ish WAAF captain, were
separated by the Atlantic on
their wedding night, last
.Lowe and the WAAF officer,
Catherine Mary Chapman, 21,
were married by proxy Monday
afternoon at Hillsborough Coun-
ty Courthouse. The ceremony
was the first military wedding
by proxy at an air base in the
Standing in for Capt. Chap-
man was Lillian Bridges of
Orlando, who also was attor-
It's the first military wed-
ding by proxy I ever per-
formed," said Judge Cornelius.
"Yes, it's a legal ceremony,"
Last January 6 Capt. Chapman
signed a two-page legal docu-
ment authorizing Miss Bridges to
represent her at the wedding.
Forming a part of the record in
the ceremony was written tes-
timony by Lt. Lowe and Capt.
Chapman, vowing their love for
each other and expressing their
desire to wed by proxy.
Circumstances beyond their
control, the couple stated, pre-
vented their joining hands in a
marriage ceremony, but the
thousands of miles between
them had not weakened the
bonds of love.
Lt. Lowe and Capt. Chapman
met in England while he was
on overseas duty. Lt. Lowe gave
his address as Rochester, N. Y.
Capt. Chapman's address is
Bawdsey Manor, near Wood-
bridge, Suffolk, England.
With Double Talk
Names around the Fifth
Training Regiment headquar-
ters brought a nerve shatter-
ing incident to the attention
of the Special Service, the
Physical Training and the
Orientation Sections of the
All the sections are under the
same roof and occupy the same
corner of the S-1 building. And!
also use the same phone. Now
come the names.
There is a Cpl. Lowe in the
Physical Training Dep't and a
Cpl. Stein in Special Service.-
That's not bad so far. But!
There's a Cpl. Lowenstein in
Orientation. There'S nothing the
staff dreads so much as to have
someone call and ask for Cpl.
An inquiry as to whether the
party wanted Cpl. Lowe and Cpl.
Stein has, niore than often, con-
fused the party to the extent
where they' hung up, doubtless
convinced that they'd gotten the
number of the Mental Hygiene
Unit by error.
Moving out of the combination
of names we find that signatures
also have the quiet little corner
in a hubdub.
Lieutenant Damon E. Eckles,
of the Orientation unit, initials
his documents "DEE." Unfor-
tunately, Lt. E. P. Dee, Physical
Training Officer, also signs his.
name officially as "DEE."
In fact it has the ECHOES con-
tributor of 5th Training news also
mistakenly addressed. Corporal
Robert Gould is now spoken of as
Cpl. Ghoul and Cpl. Drool.
(Drooling isn't it?)
Thinking Lt. Sickbert, Special
Service Officer, to be immune to
the disease the staff became a
mass of quivering section eight
material when the phone message
asked for Lt. Eckbert, or Lt.
Sickles! Woe to the christening of
Extension requests of men on
furlough cross the desks of Com-
manding Officers daily, but here's
one from the 5th Training Regi-
ment, Company A, that gets the
ECHOES merit award for most
Quote: "Ha've just committed
matrimony. Two-day honeymoon
insufficient. Believe three-day
extension would boost wife's
morale. Also mine."
No one knows whether he got
Buys $4,000 Bonds
Add a cool 4,000 bucks to the
total value of war bonds bought
on Drew Field during the cur-
rent drive. The purchaser was Lt.
Richard Baruch of AW's Hatties-
burg Det., 1st Tng. Regt. -
Even a Shoe
Get 553d In
By PVT. ROBERT YEAGER
Even a shoe horn can't squeeze
60 soldiers into a water wagon
and men of the 553d, Company A,
were glad to get back to Drew
Isolation is one of the neces-
sary evils of OT and a forest
becomes very lonely and the
swell hospitality extended us by
residents of Brewster really
helped olr morale.
Brewster came to the rescue
by giving us use of a large
empty home with a swell show-
er. (A shower can be very
lovely on OT).
And just as important were the
lovely Brewster girls. Pvt. George
Taber claims that the girls were
better for his morale than the
showers. Pvt. Chic Vandervoort
claimed that a shower was better
for his morale as you could take
a shower to a foxhole. T/5 Don-
ovan is a diplomat. He said he
liked the Brewster showers and
girls. The Recreation Hall in
town had a goodly portion of the
1st Platoon represented every
There wasn't a rug to cut but
the boys scraped the wood quite
a bit. Sergeant Clark was the
"Fred Astaire" and his twin-
kling feet won the admiration
of the feminine contingent. Pvt.
Johnny Rosak who assists in the
cooking department for the pla-
toon also cooked up some fancy
dishes in town (are you listen-
Pfc. Arrellano, the "Mr. Five
by Five" of 1st Platoon, convinced
Ruby that good things come in
small packages. Pvt. Thomas
McGann (Tuffy) was Ireland's
competition to Frank Sinatra. He
was discovered under a tree with
Beautous Nell and a banjo play-
ing "Please Don't Talk About
Me When I'm Gone." Pfc. Leon-
ard Nowak who usually is very
quiet, was heard murmuring to a
girl in the USO that still water
runs deep. One of the town's
better lookers asked T/4 Ferraro
if the "T" stood for Terrific. Fer-
raro told her that the "T" was
To Bolster AER
Army Emergency Relief will
receive all proceeds taken in next
Sunday at Drew Field's eight
War Department Theaters, ac-
cording to Lt. George J. May Jr.,
Regularly scheduled pictures
will run in the theaters, Lt. May
said, and urged all who could to
Theseive 'FiOn Their Toes 'in and Out'
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Says Prying WAC
A wife, working as a driver
on the base, is the reason for
the shining appearance of
Cpl. Elmer Hopkins, one of
the five best-dressed soldiers
picked by the Mystery WAC
Hopkins, who resided in
Chester, Penn., prior to en-
tering the Army, almost
three years ago, is with the
756th SAW Co. D.
"Every man on the post would
keep shaved and shined if they
had my wife," Hopkins told the
Mysterious WAC. "She really
keeps me wide awake on this per-
sonal appearance business. And
shaves! I wouldn't think of miss-
ing a shave. Besides, my wife is
as pretty as a picture and I'd feel
I was letting her down if I start-
The second man spotted by
the Mystery WAC also is a mar-
ried man.. Cpl. William Mc-
Cauley of the 570th SAW Bn.,
gives his wife half credit for
his pressed uniform and shined
"Yes, my wife has a lot to do
with the way I look, even though
she's in New York and I'm here.
She simply insists I look well."
McCauley is from Yonkers and
has been in the service for a year.
The third wife to aid the Best
Dressed column this week is Mrs.
Robert Ruffer. Bob, who is a
sergeant, is with the first Train-
ing Regt. Co. C.
"I'm. married to the sweetest
girl in the world. I guess that
explains everything," Ruffer said.
Pfc. Fred Joralemon, of the
2d Reporting, 569th SAW Bn.,
proves that a single man can
look well-dressed too.
"I just got cleaned up. This
is my day off, I can't always
be dressed up, but I do manage
to be clean and neat even in
"I'm not really as well-dressed
today as I usually am," Pvt. Ed-
ward Lynch informed the Mystery.
"I'm 'goofing off' from the area
right now, so I left the barracks
in a hurry. It's a habit with me
to try to dress as neatly as I can.
It always pays!"
By CPL. HARBERT TARGUM
One former member of oux
595th squadron, Cpl. Thomas
F. Regan, really came intc
the squadron and left in a
Meanwhile he was blissfully
enjoying his furlough, oblivio"le
to the changes.
Lt. Wheeler of 595th Engin-
eering is now sporting around
in a flashy new convertible.
Girls take notice please!
And while on the subject of
those fortunate enough to be able
to enjoy private transportation,
we might mention that another
smart little Chevrolet sport coupe
will be seen in the vicinity of
595th Communications barracks,
since Sgt. Irving Rubin has, re-
turned from paying his brother
a visit in South Carolina.
Rubin is very happy about
the whole thing, but his co-
workers are a little inquisitive
about one point. Just what are
your intentions, Rubin? Are
your pals to get rides in style
to the line, or is there a certain
little fascinating "Mable" some-
where hereabouts? Anyhow,
good luck and take it easy!
S/Sgt. Edwin Donnis is on fur-
lough at Hatfield, Mass., where
he -is getting married. Edwin is
planning to drive back'on his
honeymoon. Guess we don't have
to worry about him getting ar-
rested for speeding!
'Best Fed' Sign
Lasts 18 Hours
In 594th Mess
By T/Sgt. THOMAS J. MINNICE
It is with regret that your
reporter of the 594th Bomb
Squadron writes of the de-
parture of Sgt. Joe Zogby,
Our loss is someone's gain.
Joe is now in Miami where
he will attend Air Corps Of-
ficer Candidate School. The
entire squadron wishes him
all the success andluck in the
One of our "Slum Bdrners,"
Jenny by name, had the brass to
place a sign over the mess hall
door which read something like
this: "Through These Doors Pass
the Best Fed Men in the World."
The sign remained aloft for ap-
proximately 18 hours. What some
men won't do for a joke.
Sgt. "Punchy" Hearne wa-
certainly showing his future<
wife a big time at- the US(
Camp Show last Wednesday
When is the big event coming
I understand that a few GI
gentlemen in the wee hours of
the morning gave S/Sgt. "Schnoz-
zle" Mutz a lesson in pinochle.
Wonder why Red Thielman is
getting all the competition at the
ice cream stand. Maybe T/Sgts.
Licastro and Paulhamus can tell.
A big hello and a quick re-
covery to Sgt. "MP" Thomason,
Cpl. Buxton, CpI: Laine, CpL
"I'll Bet You" Rose, and Cpl.
Bucke now convalescing in the
hospital. Why is Whitey Bar-
rows always in Supply at 1500?
A regular routine, "Pretty Boy"
Lokey dolling up to go on the
line. What is it P. B., a WAC
or ? ? ? We would sure like to
know where S/Sgt. Gunner -No-
wotny gets all the grease on his
coveralls and yet keeps his hands
and face clean.
The Brain Trust of the Squad-
ron, Sherm Daily must have left
his brains at home the day he
took the Transportation Examina-
tion. Shame on you Sherm.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
By SGT. JOE FALCONER
Well "girls, here he
That GI Cassanova that ye
have been hearing about
the columns of the ECHOE
That man who has bee
shadowed by the GI FBI m;
hereabouts, Sgt. John 1
We have it from reliat
laurces that this fair-haired 1l
nas given the local Jewelry tra
unice headache the past fe
weeks'hunting for the little Bar
that waits for the lady that ir
tends to walk down the midd
isle. We present, Cpl. Ralph An
Representing the Finance C
fice in the newly formed NC
club, are T/Sgt. Ray G. Pbp
S/Sgt.: 'ackT; Gladney and S/Si
Henry A. Hevia.
C4ha:; ges in personnel for see
tion 'work find: S/Sgt. Fran]
Hilbi1 V's cashier, S/Sgt. Gen
Knowles in. the Audit Section
S/Sgi ,iLarry Rhuelow in th
Accouinting Section, and Cpl
Earl ianders in the Officer
Finally' getting off on his fu
lough t::7 ,the .Crescent City :
New-.Qrkeans, was Cpl. Richa
Toribijio he ,shy GI of the D
tachm t. :Dick, it is rumore
will p1drue- the girl of his dreai
knowionly as. the '"Rum Heiress
Not to be outdone, we can all b
lieve :t 'at'Dick will surely enj
his Shiit'-'-leave to "America
Most, INtersting-City." Also aw;
is 'our- top football star, Cpl. Be
Rupre~tlltvisiting his better ha
-and: friends in West Virginia.
Rec~jeating in Base Hospit
is Sgt: William Rhodes. Bill cal
at the office now and then, an
all wish- he were back with
again' and hope for his speed
recovery and return to the o
Cpl Willis B. Sloan, "Pappy"
his girs,, overheard by one
them:'nMy, -such a lot of man: f
his 'size.": Cpl. Earl: Landers, tb
boy .i:th the Golden. Voice, wh
puts .lots of zip in our get-t
getherir'idiiers S/Sgt. Hug
F; AulA'tthe man with the million
dollar'spile, all real too .. S/Sj
GerIne :J:nbwles: "What'S wrong
the. Myserious WAC passes
our boys in her random observ
tions -fori those best dressed GI'r
Cpi":l Daick Toribio? the WA(
-wise -'shic;oul 'who really cir
culates around the town in n
mean: stvle. :.
Now: that Sgt. John Sorenso
has receivedd that' set of (
Ivories :it seems that he will go o
that liqid. diet and begin usir
those' ieat points.
Strictly on Ice
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CHILLY THESE MORNINGS? The little lass above admits
it's a bit chilly, but after all, when in Alaska you gotta put
it on 'ice. This picture came back with the 678th SAW
Company. The lads say Alaska has some advantages and,
678TH PLANS PARTY
The 678th SAW Company, now will be there to jive the hours
rd of Drew and previously from way
e- up there in Alaska, will hold a
ms party next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at
s." Egypt Temple, 406 S. Boulevard,
e- Tampa. -
oy The party will be free, with no
's reports in triplicate to be filed,
ay no taxes to be paid, and no ra-
en tion points.
ll Dates are desired, but.the 678er
tal can come single if he can't .ac-
lls quire such.
nd Dinner starts at 7 p.m., with'
us chicken the object of affections.
dy After dinner there will be liquid
f- refreshments of the three point
two variety with possibly stronger
to appetizers. A dance. orchestra
he1 Men Qualify
g- In AW ComIpany
it. One expert, seven sharpshoot-
ng ers and a total of 19 men quali-
up fied out of a possible 20 is the
a- enviable marksmanship record
s." tacked up by AW's Co. C, 1st Bn.,
C 1st Regt.
A snappy 179 earned Pvt. Irv-
o ing Cliver the coveted expert
medal.' The sharpshooters are:
on Pvt. Pedro Dominguez Jr., Cpl.
GI Philip Klem, Pfc. Russell Mau,
)ff T/5 James Rhilinger, Pvt. Fran-
ng cis Rohlinger, Pvt. Raymond Tor-
tora and Pfc. William Valdez.
Baries Blows Voice Tube
In 1st Bn., 1st Trng. Regt.
Lost: One hoarse voice. (Cpl. Fred Baries, the Philly
roster rooster, cackled out so many roll-calls at Hqs., 1st
En., 1st Trng. Regt., he blew a tube. He's.now calling roll
in the. sign language.) Can you say Herman Klatoris .with
Supply Sgt. Pic Powars used to men around you... In'this, you
run a n Bight club called "Tiny's" may all be assured of my whole-
in San-Joae, Cal. He says if biz Pfc. lan Wolfe, Devonshire,
in thea supply room keeps boom- Ill., is rabbitly multiplying in a
ing, had's going to put a cover family way.- "A Wolfe (8 lbs.,
charge on the blankets. Where male) was at the door last Sun-
does he think he is? Tampa? day. Wife's fine.
The. brand new 1st Battalion The Newark lover, Pvt. Mike
started off its training with a Haladin, must have a lamp-or
capital "Boom!'' Major Samuel 'something he's rubbing in
Sansweet, CO, put it up to the Tampa: All that monya he's
boys themselves. Here are some holding before pay day.
excerpts from his address: Ex-cook Pvt. Jimmy Poulos,
"We are faced with a monu- Chicago, is out of the mess-hall
mental task that of converting and into messes with the authori-
tremendous numbers of casuals ties. Jimmy says both parties
into physically qualified and com- have their side of. the story but
pletely trained soldiers All the Army tells its side better.
of this- in a relatively short pe- First Sgt. Edmund E. Thurston,
riod of time The number of New Hampshirite, has that magi-
officers and enlisted men who cian's touch in drilling B's two
have been authorized to accom- sassy platoons (the ex-503d's).
plish tils mission is none too They don't disappear! Volunteers
large Consequently it be- rom 'the ranks do the drill mas-
hooves each and every one of you terminding. You should see those
to acquaint yourself thoroughly, privates double-timing the tech
not only with the specific job to and staff sergeants, corporals, etc.'
which you have been assigned, (The unit has no less than four
but also with jobs of the cadre- master sergeants.)
Reservations for the party are
being taken at the company or-
All members of the 678th are
invited, as well as all Drew men
who ever belonged to the outfit.
AW Hqs. Party
With Good Time
By rPFC. GRANT HOFF
"Get acquainted with your
neighbors." That's a good
policy also in the Army. Well,
we're certain after the "Stag
Come and' Get It", affair in
the Hgs., Co. AWUTC Day
.Room, Thursday, that our
buddies are much better
The party was. very informal
and enjoyable. The GIs casually
ambled in, partook of the beer,
cigars, cigarettes and .other re-
freshments which were arranged
for by tne Hqs. Co. Special
Lt. Maurice Boles, Company
Commander, was guest of honor
and joined in the frivolity by
'leading the boys in joint vocal-
izing to the tune of "Remember
Watch this one. It's a potential
hit-parader. 1st Sgt. Hubert Mac-
Donough, incidentally, was run-
ning close competition with 1st
Sgt. Thurston in'vieing for Nelson
Eddy's radio contract. 'Ah, what
pipes, me lads!
Seriously now, Cpl. Allan
Conkling, tha t ."piapotable"
crooner, made our party his
third different appearance of
the evening. He fingered our'
new keyboard "job" while our
boys sang the old Army stand-
bys and pop tunes of the day.
Many thanks, Al, on behalf of
all of us. And saaaaay, Cpls.
Charles O'Donnell and Law-
rence Wagner were mighty
nifty on the ivories too.
Even at a "Stag Party" rhythm
dominates, so lacking "bundles"
of femininity Cpl. Buddy Towne
and Sgt. Bill Lacey were slicing
a wicked "big apple." They
dawnce divinely togethaw, rally
Back to Normal
The Air Corps Officer's Club,
4th' St. and Ave. A, returned to
normalcy last night, when the
doors were thrown open.
Closed since last Saturday for
refinishing the floors, the Club's
mess and office now are ready to
WACs Saluted for Ability
By 2d Bn., Ist Trng. Regt.
-By PVT. GEORGE S. AMSBARY
Some people say they're the best-looking WACs on
At least that is the consensus of opinion in the 2d
Battalion, 1st Training. Regiment. This reporter (berig at
least normally interested in good-looking girls) decided to
investigate. And so herein, ye wolfish gentlemen, is the
"inside" story of the six comely WACs of the 2d Battalion
Motor Pool---our "tribute of the week."
It wasn't the same as inter-
viewing movie stars. There
were no freshly rouged and
powdered faces, no glamorous
gowns, -no intoxicating whiffs of
sensuous perfume. Instead there
were a couple of grease smudges
bespeaking honest labor, prop-
erly soiled fatigues, and femi-
nine hands holding either
wrenches or sheaves of dis-
And yet, there was something
about these WACs just as attrac-
tive as any movie star this re-
porter ever hopes to interview.
For 'one thing, they come from
all parts of United States, and
yet they're a team. There's Sgt.
Rose Perrone from Brooklyn and
proud of it; Cpl. Julia Taylor
from New Orleans; Pfcs. Helen
Cherne from Ely, Minn.; Sue Pol-
lock from Los Angeles, and Le-
nore Werner and Virginia "Budge"
Theis, both from the Windy City.
They all got together in the
Army in Washington, D. C., as
part of an Anti-aircraft Battery,"
and they've been together ever
The 2d Battalion is mighty
proud of the "amazin' Amazons"
who grease, drive, repair and
dispatch the trucks and jeeps.
The 2d Battalion knows the'
value of WACs and has even more
assigned to its various depart-
ments for that very reason.
Lt. Young Sent
To AWUTC Hqs.
By CPL. HENSYL L. HEATON
SLt. Frank C. Young, classifica-
tion officer of the 5th Tng. Regt.
since August, has been reassigned
as AWUTC Hq. Classification Of-
ficer Lt. Young replaces Capt.
Harold Olsen who will go to Mac-
Dill Field as Base Classification
Lt. Young had experience with
Engineer Corps classification at
Camp Claybourne before coming
to Drew Field in August. He was
classification officer of the Fifth
Tng. JRegt. during the many re-
organizations and diversified op-
erations accomplished by the reg-
imentduring the past six months.
As classification member of the
A W UT C Medical Processing
Board he acquired additional ex-
perience equipping him for his
Lt. John W. Hopkins, formerly
classification officer of the 3d
Tng. Regt. has replaced Lt. Young
as classification officer of the
Fifth Tng. Regt. Lt. Hopkins has
had experience with both field
and station units and is taking
over his new assignment in a
Amster of 3d FC
Loafs as Rarus
Digs GI Gossip
By, SGT. JOE RARUS
With Sgt. Al Amster in the throes of his last few days
of furlough at Cleveland, Ohio, the Third Fighter Command
issues forth its second and last guest column. Next week,
our regular scribe will be back with the zest and pep that
usually accompanies a GI upon coming back to the outfit
S/Sgt. Eugene Marchesi sure someone in A-4. Take it from us,
had to do a lot of poking around "Doc's" theory on supply and de-
to get enough dirt for last week's mand is terrific-the lad knows
column. Result: "Parcheesi" came
through with flying colors: everything about psychology ex-
It's good to hear that Pfc. John cept how to spell it.
Shelton of A-2 is recuperating How many of you GI wolves
from his recent accident; let's see who are sporting a Varga-girl
you back on the job soon, John. calendar this year have noticed
NEW BARS the cross-eyed January blonde...
you mean we're supposed to loqk
Belated congratulations are in at their faces too? Reward:
the offing to Maj. D. C. Smith, One nickel cigar to the Hawk-
chemical chief, on his recent pro- shaw who solves the riddle of the
motion. It's now Capt. San Fi- mysterious phone calls the other
lippo, Signal Vault head; the for- day, received by "Pappy" Brown
mer Mr. Nolan of A. G. is now of the Medics.
back on the same job as a 2nd I A double-barrelled wild goose
Lt., fresh from Miami OCS and chase occurred in our outfit last
a recent leave. week, when Capt. Colley was
Welcome to newcomers to our all set to deliver the initial
headquarters, .Lt. Col. Holdi- orientation lecture in one of the
man, new A-4 chief, and Col. J. theaters. Came the appointed
SD. Ellison, A-2's head man. time, and no GIs appeared, so
It's goodbye to, Cpl. Bob Capt. Colley hotfooted it all
Oehme,.Pfc. Joe Quintana, Sgt. over the field looking for them
James Severs andCpl. Lou Na- meanwhile the GIs got
varro, who have left our happy themselves some nice morning
family for, other pastures, air, marching all over the field,
Just back from furloughs, looking for the lecture hall.
with faces nearly touching their
shoetops, are Sgt. Hal Palumbo, Drop in at the File Section any
tp Langsto a H/atP l o time and get a close-up view of
Cpl. Langston and S/Sgt. Joy- 'Pfc. Dobie's baseball mustache-
ner. All had a to time at home. nine whiskers on each side .
Our varsity basketball squad Three cheers for our new PX,
took it on the chin from the 314th where coffee and cokes are now
Base.quintet lately for first round available to all .. Sgt.. John
honors in the Base Special Serv- Hyrcewicz, former proprietor of
ices circuit; better luck next the country store, is now attend-
round, boys. ing Base typing school .. S/Sgt.
PERSISTENT PLEASANT Sam Palmer got a tough break
the other day. Just when his
CUFF NOTES: The persistent Clearwater honey, a WAC. cap-
house-to-house sa 1 es m a n that tain, got her first leave in months,
plagues Dagwood Bumstead in the Sam had to up and pack his bags
comics has nothing over Sgt. for another inspection tour .
Pleasants of the Medics, who has got to keep building that travel-
a way of hounding a certain ing salesman's route, you know.
DREW FIELD ECHOES. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 3, 1944
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DREW FIELD ECHOES
Official Publication Drew Field
P. O. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, February 3, 1944
COL. WENDELL B. McCOY
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]
VOLUME TWO-NO. 48
We Get a New CO
The ECHOES, in behalf of every officer,
enlisted man. Air-WAC and civilian em-
ploye of Drew Field, offers a hearty wel-
come to Col..Wendell B. McCoy, our new
At the same time, we bid adieu to Col.
Melvin B. Asp, who was the Base's first
CO and who worked diligently for more
than two years to bring it from a cow-
pasture to its present status of first-class
Air Corps and Signal Corps Base.
We are sure Col. McCoy will like it
here. We wish much good luck to Col. Asp.
Man With Gun
Napoleon, military master of Europe
about 100 years ago, once made a deter-
mined effort to recruit American riflemen
for his European army. He made the state-
ment that 1,000 squirrel hunters from the
hills of Tennessee would enable him to
defeat and hold his enemies at bay.
His campaign to recruit these sharp-
shooters failed largely because an Ameri-
can's gun is not for sale. His gun is avail-
able for protection of self or country; but
not in the exploitation of another power.
At Drew we now have an intensive
training program under way with emphasis
placed on the rifle and the man pointing
it. Experience in this war has proved once
more that the individual man with the rifle
is winning or losing the battle.
The man in the jungle spotting the
enemy is as dependent upon his individual
aim as the soldier was hundreds of years
ago. This war may be mechanized; troops
may be moved in terms of divisions or
armies; but the lone rifleman still fights
his duels with an enemy rifleman and his
skill establishes the combined results of
That's why our rifle practice is impor-
tant and that's why we're getting plenty
of it. The man with the gun with the skill
is the man with the gun after the kill.
Three USO Candles
The USO, your "home away from home,"
is about to swing into its fourth year of
service to you, your wife, and that Air-
WAC who occupies the desk next to you.
When the USO celebrates its third anni-
versary this week-end, 2,809 USO Clubs
and service units will answer roll call. The
third USO campaign, recently completed,
netted $61,000,000 from the pockets of Mr.
and Mrs. America, for the comfort of their
men in uniform.
Over a million men and women have
volunteered their time and talents as host-
esses and entertainers in the USO Clubs,
information booths, and camp shows. They
serve every creed and color with a choice
of activities and services equaled nowhere
and it's all free. to you.
As the USO enters its fourth year, it
carries with it our knowledge that the
"folks back home" are looking out for us.
They're guarding our morale, our morals,
and our comfort, with the hospitality of
the USO. It's a real "home away from
home," and we're mighty grateful.
rvom Our Capta in-
By CHAPLAIN E. R. KIMBROUGH
The first verse of Scripture which many of us com-
mitted to memory was John 3:16, which says: "FOR GOD
SO LOVED THE WORLD." We had never thought of it
in this manner before, but we believe that John 3:16 mighl
well mean just this: That "God so loved YOUR little world
and YOUR little world, and YOUR world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him might
not perish, but have everlasting life."
The most important theme in
the Bible is that God knows man,
anrd loves Him. He knows our
names, serial numbers, our bar-
racks, homes, our aspirations, yes,
and even our sins. The Bible
also teaches that man may know
God, and love Him. That is why
you are so important that you
may be called a world unto
We have a friend who had an
unusual experience in his home
last year. One afternoon he was
reading about the progress of
the war. Wishing to pursue his
study by the use of a map, he
decided to go into his six-year-
old son's room, and get a small
globe. He tip-toed in, lest he
wake the sleeping child. Very
carefully he lifted the globe and
made as if to leave the room
the child was not asleep.
He raised up and inquired
"Daddy, what are you going t(
do with my world?" The word
stabbed the father's mind. Later
he confessed to us that before(
he could answer his son's ques
tion: "What are you going t(
do with my world?" He mus
first ask himself the question
"WHAT AM I DOING WITH M!
That is the place to begin wit]
world reconstruction. Before w
can contribute anything toward
the stabilization of the nations o
earth, we must ask ourselves thi
searching question: "WHAT A.
I DOING WITH MY WORLD?
Weekly Religious Services
Sunday, February 5
CHAPEL LOCATIONS Thursday; 'Daily Noon-da:
Chapl 1-Ave. C and 8th St. Prayer, 12:45 p.m.
Chapel 2-Ave. E and 6th St. WEEKDAY
Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St.
Chapel 4-Ave. L and 2d St. Christian Service Men's LeaguE
Chapel 5-Ave. N and 2d St. 7 p.i. Tuesday, Chapel 5.
Chapel 6-Closed. JEWISH
Chapel 7-Ave. M and E. 1st St. Wednesday 7 p.m.; Friday,
Chapel 8-Ave. N and 5th St. p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m., all i
Chapel 9-Ave. K and 5th St. Chapel 3; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m
Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d St. Base Hospital. Monday, Tues
Station Hospital Chapel Bldg. B-9. day andTuesday, 5:15 p.m
MONTHLY COMMUNION Chapel 3.
(First Sunday) .CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, CHRISTIAN SCIENC
and 8 a.m., Chapel 4. Sunday services at 9:15 a.m
Presbyterian, 8 a.m., Chapel 3. Chapel 1; Monday and Thur,
Methodist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 3. day conferences, 4 to 7 p.m
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4. Chapel 1.
Baptist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 5.
General Protestant Services, 10:30 Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m. Static
a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-9;
8 and 9. a.m., Chapel 2; 9 a.m., Chape
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and 2 and 5; 11:3,0 a.m., Chapel
8 a.m., Chapel 4. 6 p.m., Chap6l 2.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4. Weekday Masses: 7:30 a.m., Sta
Evening Services, 7 p.m., Chapels tion Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-
3, 4, 5 and J. 6 p.m., Chapel 4; 6 p.m., Chap
Station Hospital Chapel, Bldg. 2 (except Wednesday).
B-9: Morning worship, 10:15 Confessions, Saturday 4 to 6 p.i
a.m.; evening worship, 6:30 and 7 to 9 p.m.. Chapels 2 ar
p.m.; Bible Hour, 6:30 p.m. 4; 7 p.m., Station Hospital.
Christian League Special Jewish
When the Christian Service
League was organized last Thurs-
day night in Chapel 3, Cpl. Mar-
tin Thames of Co. K, 2nd Bn., 1st
Tng. Regt., was elected president,
Sgt. John Gudermuth of the 396th
Bomb Gp., vice-president, and
Pfc. Edith B. Williams of the
WAC Section, secretary.
Chaplain Francis R. Edwards is
sponsor of the group. Both sol-
diers and WACs are cordially in-
vited to be present each Thursday
at 7 p.m.
Service Jan. 9
A special service for Chamisi
Osor Bish-Vat (the 15th of th
Hebrew month Shvat) will i
held at Chapel 3 Wednesda
Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
The service will be followed 1
a reception with appropria
fruits, such as figs and dates.
Members of the Tampa chapt
of Junior Hadassah will be o
hand as hostesses.
Services will be conducted 1
Chaplain Pinchos J. Chazin.
Communications to this coknm
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 reqai'e.
More Human Interest
For a long time now, I've been spending a
swell half-hour just reading that free want ad
page you're featuring. There's real humor in
*the ads, as well as some very useful items
advertised. It's a grand service for the Service
But, my dear sir, when someone writer that
he has "a personal reason" for selling an en-
gagement ring, or when he says he wants "a
partner for a Jewish delicatessen"-chum, yotf
leave your readers really guessing! For weeks,
we go around wondering if some other guy
married the girl. We search diligently for that
place to purchase salami.
Why don't you set us right by running a
story, once in awhile, describing the reason for
the ad, and its outcome? We want to know
more about some of these folks who unveil just
a little of their personalities in that small space.
And say-who was that guy with the "eight-beat
Stuff which needs the reed"?
t Good idea, Corporal. The salami man
was shipped out, so you'd better stick to
liverwurst. The boy with the rings blushes,
Sbut won't confess. The "eight beat" boy
s is a song-writer and newspaperman. He
t found his musician. From now on, we'll
*give you an occasional story to bolster out-
Likes WACs Food
: Dear Sir:
o A few days ago I was invited to dinner in
s the WAC mess hall by a WAC friend of mine,
. and I'd like to take advantage of your G. Ideas
e column to voice my appreciation of this. It's
Really a swell deal all the way around, and the
t food is par excellence. The grease didn't even
Sdry and harden on the tray before we had fin-
y ished eating, which shows up many of our own
messes. Thanks to this liberal policy among
the WAC personnel!
h / Sincerely yours,
e PVT. FRANK LYNN TIPP
f Special Projects Office
1 Gls Should Pick Up GIs
The transportation stalemate has long been
a source of poor morale, and something which
your sheet has done everything to alleviate, but
there is one interesting side to this which might
be profitably pointed out.
As a daily traveler to and from the field, and
sometimes at very odd hours I have found
civilians on the whole are far more co-operative
y in picking up soldiers than soldiers themselves.
Granted every soldier has seen enough of the
GI uniform, and heard enough of GI conversa-
tion, but it burns one's butt to see so much
e, pontifical prejudice among even enlisted car-
owners. Officers on the whole, to my experi-
ence, have proved to have a more decent atti-
8 tude toward this than EM.
n Let's get in this thing a little farther, and
., make an effort to ride out with a full car,
s- fellows. None of us are shrieking with delight
i., at the sight of the familiar OD uniform, but
we ought to be able to stand each other, rather
than leave each other standing-on the corner.
PFC. GEORGE GRETSCH
s- They're Open Now
L' Dear Editor:
How are we supposed to get out dry cleaning
when we haven't the time? There are thousands
of us who work all day, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The only time we can get our cleaning is during
3n the lunch hour. Why can't they make arrange-
8 ments to have the shop open during lunch hours?
ls PFC. ANDREW BAYKOWSKY
4; Hq. Co., Hq. Det., AWUTC
a- Better try again, Andrew. We gave it
9; the double check and found the cleaners
open during noon. However, it was closed
m. a couple of days during the noon hour,
d due to help shortage-you know, the
Service Club Meals
I am new on the field, and have a question
that I wish some one would answer for me. Why
ho is it that the fellows are not allowed to take
h their "wives or children to the Service Club for
lunch? I have been on quite a number of fields
be and have always been able to do this. I would
y, appreciate it if some one would give me a logical
by SGT. ROBERT HIPKINS
te Because of the limited facilities at the
er Service Club and the large number of
on troops desiring to eat there, a ruling had
S to be made to make sure that the enlisted
by men were accomodated.--Ed.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
POSTERS TELL STORY fMaM3
"Aircraft Warning Does
Emphasizing that theme,
the War Orientation section
of AWUTC Special Services
last week released the first
of a series of colorful posters
to be placed in orderly rooms,
dayrooms and administrative
offices throughout the AW
The posters, in brilliant and
effective colors, are designed to
build pride of organization among
personnel in AW and 'show the
tie-in between Aircraft Warning
and Air Corps pilots. Under the
direction ofPLt. Fred Babbin, War
Orientation officer, three Special
Service artists are working on the
poster series-T/4 Seymour Kap-'
lan, Cpl. ,Herman Block and Pvt.
Leslie Walton. After their orig-
inal sketches have been approved,
the A-4 Reproduction section,
under Lt. John B. Bellows, takes
Though little publicized in
the past, the Reproduction shop
has become- an important part
of AWUTC. Started in April,
1943, with only one officer and
two enlisted men, it had its be-
ginning in a shuffle and mer-
ger of. the art department and
the duplicating machine depart-
ment. Today there are 12 en-
listed men in the organization,
doing all the machine duplicat-
ing work and art work for
Located at 2d and J, it is a busy
shop, which may be illustrated by
a sign which appears on the en-
trance: "If you don't have any-
thing to do, don't do it here."
The machine duplicating de-
partment consists of seven men,
headed by Cpl. Frank Carey of
Nashville, Tenn., who was in
charge of the reproduction unit
of TVA before entering the serv-
Others are: Pvt. Bob Eld of
Minneapolis, Minn., former re-
pairman for the National Cash
Register Co.; Cpl. Frank Freese,
master printer, formerly night
foreman of the Daily Racing Tab
in old Noo Yawk; Pvt. Harvey
Lundgren; a letter press man from
Asbury Park, N. J.; Pfc. Bob
Kane, who was once a printer
with Graphic Arts Press at Wash-
ington, D. C.; Pvt. John Luckner,
ex-linotype operator on the Kan-
sas City Star and Times, and Pfc.
Thomas Lyons, who owned a
print shop in Philadelphia for 12
The art department head is
Sgt. Sam Damiani, native of
Richmond, Va., who had his
own studio in New York. The
men under him are: Cpl. Rich-
ard Kerr, draftsman and silk
screen expert from Dallas; Cpl.
George Welsh, who did similar
work at Philadelphia for Sun
Oil Co.; Cpl. Alfred Montele-
one, former Railway Express
artist in New York, and Pvt.
Victor Szucs, New York artist
who as a civilian was connected
with the production of Army
All types of graphic art work
are done in this department. Late-
ly, the silk screen process has
been developed and is proving
quite successful in developing
posters and training aids.
Lt. Bellows, whose home is St.
Paul, Minn., has a capable admin-
istrative assistant in Pfc. Herbert
Rees, chief clerk and supply man.
In civilian life, Rees was a sales-
man at Leesburg, Ohio.
Washburns Are Three
Pvt. Joe Washburn, whose reg-
ular duties are in the AW war
orientation section, is now get-
ting oriented to the role of father.
To Joe and his wife, at Station
Hospital last Thursday night, was
born an eight-pound daughter,
who has been named Mary Joel.
SEEN OPERATING THE GADGET which turns out litho-
graphed posters at the AWUTC Reproduction Shop are Pfc.
Herbert Rees (left) and Pvt. John Luckner. The silk screen
process is also used at the shop.
ACE ARTIST at the AWUTC
Reproduction Shop is Sgt.
Sam Damiani, shown above
putting the finishing touches
on one of the posters on the
theme, "Aircraft Warning
Does the Job!" ,Sgt. Dami-
ani formerly owned a stu-
dio in New York.
By PFC. EDITH B. WILLIAMS
This Sefer Torah Mantel is
Indeed a lovely thing!
Embroidered.dgold on satin white,
This gorgeous covering
Is fitting for the Sacred Scroll-
The law God gave to man
To teach him how to build his life
By His owriperfect plan.
But, beautiful tho' this may be,
We never should forget
That this is but the cover, and
What's more important yet,
Inside we'll find His word of
Which makes our hearts rejoice;
So we should ever look within
To make the wisest choice.
Yet we are prone to judge the man
More often by his clothes
Than by his strength of character
Or by the things he knows.
The beauty of the outward part
Is very fine and good,
But better still is that, within
Is truth that's understood.
For "truth is beauty, beauty
Keats told us long ago;
The noblest beauty must, of course,
Lead us to truth, you know.
This Sefitr Torah Mantel is
A lovely work of art-
Symbolic of a life that holds
The truth within its heart!
Demon War Bond
568th to $8,300
By SGT. GEORGE A. WELLS
Tampa, and other localities
where the sale of War Bonds
may be bogging down, would
do well to employ the serv-
ices of Lt. Jack C. Weinstock,
demon bond salesman of the
At this writing, with two full
days in January yet to go, the
Lieutenant has pushed cash War
Bond Sales in this organization
for the month past the $8,300
'There's a bright red bar on the
breast of many a 568th soldier
now. Last Thursday, in an im-
pressive ceremony following- a re-
view of the 2d Training Regi-
ment, Colonel Robert N. Kunz
awarded good conduct medals to
the following men of the 568th:
M/Sgt. Howard Kemble, T/Sgt.
Fred Gotcher, T/Sgt. Frederick
Krall, S/Sgt. Paul Schuster,
S/Sgt. KennethWohler, Sgt. Wil-
bur Wingate, Sgt. Leonard Riave,
T/4 Slyvan Vander Linden, T/4
Charles Wallin, T/4 John Argus,
T/4 Charles Berry, Cpl. Ottmar
Lerch, T/5 Bayard Wentworth,
T/5 Henry Schroeder, T/5 Isadore
Noiack, T/5 Andrew Adamson,
T/4 Daniel Sullivan and Pfc. Ar-
Note to Hollywood from the'
568th: Make more pictures like
"The Miracle of Morgan's Creek."
And-Frances Langford is too
nice a gal to do what you did to
her in "Career Girl."
Capt. Arthur A. Karkalas, Com-
manding Officer of First Report-
ing Company, has been hospital-
ized for the past week due to an
eye ailment. He is recovering
Neighbors who dwell close to
him in Tampa say that the dash
which T/4 Sylvan Vander Linden
makes for his camp-bound bus
each morning would make Dag-
wood Bumstead look like a
Capt. Robert N. White, former-
ly of the Hattiesburg Detach-
ment, AWUTC, this week as-
sumed the duties of personnel
officer for the 1st Training Regi-
IT'S SUNDAY again. The weeks roll around, one right
after the other. Folks come and go. Everything changes .
but Adam. Same job, same pay, same war. No stripes yet,
either. (Rank, what is it?)
EVER HEAR Mickey Dugan,
that man who makes with the
fists (and what fists-they're
like hams, no liddin'), tell an
Irish joke? His real name may
be Kancler, but his humor is
strictly of the Dugan, O'Harri-
gan, O'Brien variety. Good, too
-His brogue would make that
cop on the corner back in old
New York certain he'd be eatin'
stew for dinner. The jokes? Well,
we won't be repeatin' 'em here
(am I kiddin'? This job may not
pay so well, but it's better than
KP), but you might get Dugan
off in a corner some day. They're
worth hearing. (Me, my accent is
THEY TELL ME the USO is
celebrating its third anniversary
this week. Yup, they're about to
go into their fourth year of serv-
ice to the men in uniform, their
sisters in the service (well, that
Air WAC I dated last night told
me her only interest in-me was
sisterly), and wives of the Army
EVER STOP TO THINK just
how much the USO does for you
-or could do for you? (Their
doors are always open-It's your
fault if you don't walk in.) Next
time you clap for the USO-Camp
show at the bandshell-thank the
USO. When that pretty hostess
at one of the downtown clubs
(they always leave me to doze in
the corner .. don't know why)
offers to sew your stripes on for
you (what stripes? I'm dreaming
again)-thank the USO.
NEXT TIME YOU'RE LOOKING
for a place to wash up, or take a
nap, or learn to dance, or play
bridge, or get a bite to eat-
yeah, you've got it-visit the
WHEN YOU WANT to go to a
party, but haven't the date or the
dough-look up the USO schedule
in the ECHOES (there you are,
ed. Like it?), hop a bus (well,
hitch-hike, then Am I kid-
din'?) and there you are.
Yeah, and they're open for
business at every good-sized bus
or railroad station when you're
on furlough. (Well, not all First
Sergeants are like mine.) When
you get overseas (me, I'm just
the lad Drew can't do without)
the USO-Camp shows will be
there, too. Women and everything
-and it's all free to you, Bud.
Nice? Let's give 'em a hand. And
when we do drop in to the USO,
let's remember to thank 'em for
what they're doing. You and I
may gripe a lot about a lot of
civilians who are out to "take"
us, but these folks are here to
help us and they damn well de-
serve a "thank you"-a big one,
LOOKING' AROUND the office,
I notice that noose is still waiting'
for me. They've named it the
"Complaint Department" (strictly
for Adam's complaints against the
editor), and they keep tellin' me
to "step in." What would they
do without me? (I'm only askin'
MYSELF-those guys have an-
swers for everything.)
Sells War Bonds
Cpl. Alan Conkling, Special
Service entertainer aiding in
the bond drive on pay day, had
AW's Hq. Co. boys in a dither
as he described one of the two
features on the program.
"Just look, fellows," cooed
Conkling, "look at the way she's
put together. That chassis .
the graceful lines the way
it's rounded everything in
the right place. Men, look what
your bonds will buy. Step up,
They're still wondering if
Conkling was describing the 16-
ton armored car on display .
or curvacious, blond Betty Ann
Tillis, Tampa vocalist, who was
selling bonds at a nearby table.
A soldier who dropped his up-
pers and lowers while dropping
his stomach can get his teeth by
calling Lt. Spencer of the Plant
Park Replacement Depot.
Lt. Spencer called the ECHOES
and declared he had retrieved the
teeth after the soldier had left a
restaurant. "They're worth a lot
of money and they're no good to
me," he said.
Nineteen men of the 576th Sig.
AW Bn., 4th Training Regiment,
are potential "jeep jockeys," hav-
ing been assigned to Chauffeur's
School this week:
Cpls. James Howe, Don Smith,
James Ellis, Charles Morton, Earl
McNeely and Ronald Furness;
T/5s John Pope, John Wake, Gor-
don Backman, John Folliard, Ed
Flynn, Ed Fellerson, Robert
Searles and Richard Turner; Pfcs.
John McCormick and John Wood;
Pvts. Harold Gunderson, Dave
Berhowitz and John Young.
AW HQS. LADS TURN
TO SPRING AND STUFF
By CPL. WILLIAM SCHWARTZ
There has been a touch of spring in the air this week,
and a young man's fancy naturally turns to what.he's been
thinking about all year. A visit to the Service Club Dance
proved this ancient truism in springtide biology because
the place was crammed with AW Headquarters personnel
looking polished and looking.
One very interesting thing we
observed was the tagging tech-
nique of our friends. Sergeant
Ilg is our favorite because he has
that elusive Jergens Lotion
touch. Several soldiers purposely
danced by Charlie to get tag-tal-
izingly tagged. Elmer Walter has
what is called a Rommel touch-
a light poke in the ribs and he
gets set to run in the event of
Walter Williams, the Virginian,
tags south of the Mason-Dixon
Line. (This has a splendid effect
on goosey soldiers). Sergeant
Kosinski tags only during the "no
Howard -Suraf has a nitzy sys-
tem. He doesn't tag at all. He
just stands next to a dancing cou-
ple looking like his morale is shot
(his bottom lip actually tips the
floor), and if the soldier is pa-
triotic he'll gladly relinquish his
Jerry Russ uses commando tag-
tics. He half-nelsons the tagee
and nonchalantly throws him over
his left shoulder. On crowded
floors this can be quite messy and
it has deterred the progress of
terpsichore no end.
We thought any get-together
would be a flop without some
femininity thrown in. We were
wrong, exclamation marks. The
dayroom stag was one of the
greatest successes we've seen since
our neighbors chose us; and we
never exaggerate in print. In
conjunction therewith, congratu-
lations Lt. Berger and Lt. Boles
-and we nominate Sergeant Wil-
liam Lacey as our Drew Field
"Elsa Maxwell." He's tops! Even
"Good Housekeeping" wants to
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
What To Do In Town
A-2, AWUTC Says
What To Do On Dr w
. ..SA 4.."..... ...........
S7 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club, sup-
per, 607 Twiggs St.
S8 p.m.-Parish Night, Bingo, 506
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
SATURDAY, FEB. 5
8:30 p.m.-Hillbilly band, 607
Twiggs St. -
Open House, 506 -Madison St.
Party Night, dancing, 214 North
Formal dance, 214 North Blvd.
SUNDAY, FEB. 6
9:30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506 Madi-
Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St.
3 p.m.-Philharmonic Symphony
broadcast- 607 Twiggs St..
4 p.m.-Fireside Party Hour, 214
5 p.m.-Supper, 821 S. Rome Ave.
7 p.m.- Club Sing, 214 North
7:15 p.m.-"Let's Dis cuss," 607
8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd.
MONDAY, FEB. 7
2 p.m.-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs
7 p.m.-C a s s i c a 1 Music, 607
8. p.m.-Games, ping-pong tour-
nament, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
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
~ Special Program, 214 North
Movie, 506 Madison St.
TUESDAY, FEB. 8
Noon-Wives' Lun c h o n, 607
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
Photo Club (1st and.3d weeks),
214 North Blvd.
Dramatic Club (2d -.d 4th)
weeks), 214 North Blvd.
8:30 p.m.-Community Sing, 506
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9
7 p.m.- Dance instruction, 214
7:30 p.m.-Glee Club practice, 507
8 p.m.-Dance, 506 Madisoh St.
Bridge, 214 North Blvd. ,
Spanish Class, '710 Harrison St.
Hit Parpde/ Sing & Square
dancing, 607 Twiggs St.
Girl, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, to
Flight Officer (Base Hq. Detach),
and Mrs. William J. Skaggs, Jan-
Boy, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, to
Cpl. (Co. A, 552d SAW Bn.) and
Mrs. Russell M. Moore, January
Girl, 8 pounds, to Pvt. (Hqs.
Co., AWUTC.) and Mrs. Joseph
Washburn, January 27.
Boy, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, to Lt.
(1st SAW. Trg. Regt.)- and Mrs.
Robert W. Warren, January 30.
Girl, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, to
-Capt. (Station Hosp. Detach.) and
Mrs. Morris Waisman, February 1.
Boy, 5 'pounds, 3 ounces, to Lt.
(Base Detach. DeSoto Sec.)'and
Mrs. Kenneth E. Harrison, Feb-
The Scottish Rite building, 502
E. Lafayette St., houses a free 50-
bed dormitory, reserved for serv-
7:30 p.m.- Bridge Tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tour-
naments,- YMHA, Ross and Ne-
8:30 p.m.-Formal dance, for offi-
cers, Elks club, Florida and
Party, Christian Service Cen-
ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.-Dance for Drew Field
men, 1008 Kay St. (Negro);
also Christian Service Center,
Tampa and Tyler Sts.
8 p.m.-Watch Night Service.,
Christmas party at American
Legion Service Men's Club,
602 Tampa St.
SATURDAY, FEB. 5
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
8:30 p.m.-Feature Movie and
Camera Club, 214 North Blvd.
Coffe Hour, 706 Twiggs St.,
7:31 p.m.-Soldiers chorus, Chris-
tian Service Center, Tampa and
8 p.m.-Open House, YMHA, Ross
and Nebraska Aves.
SUNDAY, FEB. 6
1 p.n.-Open .House, Tampa and
2 p.m.--Special guest hour, 710-
Harrison St. Intersocial Club,
game,, 506 Madison St.
5 p.m.-Navy Mothers elub,, 305%
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-
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellow-
ship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts.
9 p.m.-Informal hour, Tampa and
Tyler Sts. -
MONDAY, FEB. 7
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.
TUESDAY, FEB. 8
6:30 p.m.-Victory Girls chorus,
1098 Kay St.
7 p.m.-Tampa Chess Club, De-
8 p.m.-Bowling tourney, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Ayes.
8:15 p.m.-Dafce, Municipal Au-
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9
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
By Drew Field
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Treasury Star Parade, featuring
popular radio stars.
Latest United Press news and
Drew Field news.
Drew Field Band Broadcast.
1 8:30 P.M.
GI Follies. A variety show.
The Chapel Hour of the Air.
4 Total 19
Nineteen new stripes, divided
among three Tech. Sgts. and one
Staff, made their appearance in
the 730th Sig. AW Co. of the 4th
Training Regiment when the fol-
lowing men were placed on spe-
cial duty there: T/Sgts. Warren
Melin, Harper King and Thomas
Smart of the 576th SAW Bn., and
S/Sgt. Charles Manville of the
S752d SAW Co.
You needn't tell
EVERYTHING you see!
19 Men Receive
Awards in Hqs.
2nd Tng. Regt.
By PVT. JOHN KRAVETZ
Nineteen enlisted men of
the Headquarters. Company
of the 2d Training Regiment
were presented with either
Good Conduct Ribbons or
Drivers and Mechanics Med-
als at a Regimental Parade
Saturday afternoon. Colonel
R. -N. Kunz presented the
Sergeant Garland D. Kinkade
was awarded the Drivers' and the
Mechanics Medals to hold the
only double presentation of the
day. Staff Sergeant' William
Wheatly, Sergeants Pat Gambaro,
Bernard M. Frawley, Lawrence
J. Nannini, Corporals Alvin H.
Kravath, James J. Herbert, Baron
W. Strayer, Orville Vandalinda,,
Everett P.' Lavoie and Junior
Laney received the Good Conduct
The Drivers' Medal was
awarded to Corporals George
A. Cole and Ralph L. Johnson;
and Pfcs. James W. Bland, Rob-
ert H. Jesse and Frank G. Dall-
man. Mechanics Medals were
awarded to Sgt. Peter J. Zam-
bos, Cpl. Marion S. Bowman
and Pfc. Arthur W. Morgan.
"Three of our crew are miss-
ing" Treatments in the Gold-
bricks Haven: are the orders of
the day for T/Sgt. Howard G.
Quinn, Cpl. Festus B. McDonough
and Pfc. Edgar 'J. Crook.' The
trio is missed around this head-
quarters and al. three are wished
a speedy recovery Another mem-
ber of this Regiment is also hos-
pitalized. namely, Pfc. Michael
hIjtchell of the 766th AW Com-
Stencils have been cut and
transferred to Cadet status
awaiting training are Corporals
Lynn. Schilb, Francis Buchinsky,
Robert Forgraves and Ralph E.
Dustin. In' case you fellows fail
to receive a Valentine from the
extra special person, our advice
is, "see the Sky Pilot." -
We are all awaiting the re-
turn of Lt. Hueckel and Pfc.
Robert Jesse who have motored
along the Coast Line Highways
to an up-state New York fur-
lough. Certain to hear plenty
of stories about the trip, we're
wondering what's gone 'on.
Also we are interested to the
extent where we'll even accept
a story of scenery (that is,
scenery of a certain descrip-
Also on furlough is W/O Dennis
Cowart with a trip to neighbor-
ing Georgia. We hear of guys
going north .and west; now at
long last we have proof that fur-
loughs are also granted to south-
Gas Goon Prowls
Next Monday is Gas Alert
Day and the chemicals may be
tossed down your alley or bar-
racks-so keep the mask handy
To conserve paper, mimeographed theater schedules no longer are
distributed to your organization. This listing bf theater pro-
grams, radio broadcasts, and Drew Field entertainment 'may be
snipped from the ECHOES and kept handy for ready reference.
Nos. 1, 2 an 4- 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 p3-2 p.m.
Nos. 4 and 6-3 p.m.
No. 7-1 p.m.
Theaters 1 and 5
MADAME CURIE: Greer Garson,
Walter Pidgeon; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 2 and 7
LIFEBOAT: Tallulah Bankhead,
Henry Hull, William Bendix;
SSportscope; Terry To6n.
Theaters 3 and: 4
SPIDER WOMEN: Basil Rath-
bone, Nigel Bruce; CASANOVA
IN BURLESQUE: Joe E.
.Brown, June Havoc.
Theaters 6 and 8
A GUY NAMED JOE: Spencer
Tracy, Irene Dunne; RKO-
Pathe News; March of Time.
Theaters 1 and 5
RACKET MAN: Tom Neal,
Jeanne Bates; Featurettes; Va-
riety News; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 2 and 7
LIFEBOAT: (See cast above);
Sportscope; Terry Toon.
Theaters 3, and 4
MADAME CURIE: (See cast
above); RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 6 and 4
A GUY NAMED JOE: (See cast
above); RKO-Pathe News;
March of Time.
SATURDAY, FEB. 5
Theaters 1 and 5
HAPPY GO LUCKY: Mary Mar-
tin, Dick Powell, Eddie Brack-
en, Rudy Vallee; Pete Smith
Cartoon; ,Merrie Melodies;
Theaters 2 and 7
A GUY NAMED JQE:' (See cast
-above); RKO-News; March of
Theaters 3 and 4
MADAME CURIE: (See cast
(above);. RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 6 and 8
SPIDER WOMAN: (See cast
above); CASANOVA IN BUR-
LESQUE: (See cast above).
SUNDAY, FEB. 6
Theaters 1 and 5
STANDING- ROOM ONLY: Fred
MacMurra~, Paulette Goddard,
Roland Young. Army- Navy
Screen Magazine; RKO-Pathe
Theaters 2 and,7
A GUY NAMED JOE: '(See cast
above); RKO Pathe News;
March of Time.
USO to Celebrate
This week-end, the USO will
celebrate its third anniversary,
with activities planned for every-
Next Friday evening, F6b. 4, a
big USO Birthday Dance will be
held at the Municipal Auditorium
in Tampa. All members of the
Armed Forces ar- invited, and
music will be furnished by Drew's
own 69th AAF Band. Dress is
formal or informal, just as dates
Sunday, Feb. 6, every USO Club
in'Tampa will open its doors to
all civilians and all members of
the Armed Forces. This is a
chance for company officers to
see what recreational facilities are
available to the men of their com-
pany, and for many civilians vho
have children in the Armed
Forces to see the "home away
from home" the USO offers their
The Plant City USO Club will
feature a special "Home Coming"
program Friday, Saturday and
Sunday evenings, with Open
House all day on Sunday, fea-
turing a special musical program.
DAILY AND SUNDAY MATINEES
No. 5-1, 3 and 5 p.. m :w: -e
(Theaters 7 and 8 axe lor colored
No. 1-Ave. F bPtween 6th & 8th Sis.
No. 2-Ave. B and 6th St.
No. 3--2nd St. Ave. K.
No. 4-1st St. between N V 0 Ares.
No. 5-4th-St. between F & G Ares.
No. 6-N Ave. between 9th and 10th
No. 7-Camp DeSoto area.
No. 8-West area.
Theaters 3 and 4
RACKET MAN: (See cast above,
Featurette; Variety News; Col-
Theaters 6 and 8.
MADAME CURIE: (See cast
above); RKO-Pathe News.
MONDAY, FEB. 7
Theaters 1 and 5
STANDING ROOM ONLY: (See
cast above : Army-Navy Screen
MIagazine: RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 2 and 7
TIMBER QUEEN: Richard Arlen.
ilary Beth Hughes. June Havoc:
BEAITIFUiL BUT BROKE:
John Hubbard. Joan Davis.
Theaters 3 and 4
HAPPY GO LUCKY: (See cast
above); Pete Smith Cartoon;
Merrie Melodies; Sports Re-
Theaters 6 and 8
MADAME' CURIE: (See cast
above); RKO-Pathe News.
TUESDAY, FEB-. 8
Theaters 1 and5
TIMBER QUEEN: (See east
above); BEAUTIFUL BUT
BROKE: (See cast above).
Theaters 2 and 7
MADAME CURIE: (See cast
above); RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
STANDING ROOM O'LYY: (See
cast above); Army-NaiyScreen
Magazine; RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 6 and 8
RACKET MAN: (See cast above:
Pete Smith Cartoon; Merrie
Melodies; Sports Review.
WEDNESDAY, FEB- 9
Theaters 1 and 5
JANE EYRE: Orson Weller.
Joan Fontaine; Community
Sing; RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 2 and 7i
MADAME CURIE: iSee .cast
above); RKO-Pathe News.
'Theaters 3 and 4
STANDING ROOM ONLY: (See
cast above); Arimy-Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO-Pathe Nenws.
Theaters 6 and 8
HAPPY GO LUCKY: (See cast,
above); Pete Smith. Cartoon;
Merrie Melodies; Sports Re-
Taken. by Drew Gs
Richard W. Whitney,' 24, :and
Merle E. Steenberge, 25, 'Drew
Frank G. Mazur,.22, and Jean
Kronz, 22, Pittsburgh. .
Thomas Edward Bon'd, 24. and
Esther Longyear, 23, Drew Field.
Anthony Louis Altamura, 21,
and Maria Rose Garabellese, 22,
Union City, N. J.
Donald W. Caldwell,,.28, and
Agnes Mary Mackie, 27; Tampa.
Robert L. Phillips, .27 'and
Rowena Calhoun, 21, Tampa.'
Fine'u P. Lepre, 21, and Lois
Ann Bashford, 19, Va'ux .Hall,
Eugene Farris, 23, and Lillie
Mae Tucker, 30, West. Palm
Everett L. Mills, 22. ad -Irene
Frances Hale, 26, Tampa. '
John Ramsey ,Barron, 24, and
Mary Kathryn Howze, 20,-Tanipa.
John A. Lowe, 25, and Cath-
erine Mary Chapman, 21, Bawd-.
sey Manor, Woodbridge, :Sffolk,
Richard Henry Emmonid, 25,
and Gladys Irene Emmond, 22,
Keith R. Olsen, 22, and Lucille
Marie Daigle, 21, Tampa'.
Wilford D. Lewis, 23, ;- and
Dorthy Elizabeth Parker, 23, Fort
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DRW ILDECOS'THRDA, ERURY3 144PGESEE
THE STORY OF HIS LIFE
IS AVIATION'S HISTORY
Drew Field stands today a symbol of the efficiency
and foresight of Col. Melvin B. Asp, now awaiting another
important assignment in the Armnl r Forces.
The life of ColoneT Asp is parallel to the
struggle of aviation from its early stages to
its present potent status.
For Colonel Asp has seen the develop-
ment and partaken in the growth of avia-
tion for more than 25 years.
The following pages are a pictorial bio-
graphy of Drew Field's first commanding
officer. They tell the story of a man whose
life has been devoted to his country and
the progress of aviation.
The one hoss shay airplanes of the First
World War are relics of a past generation.
And their small motors and tiny caliber guns
wouldn't even dent the hide of a Fortress.
Today we take for granted the mighty
warhorses of the air and often overlook the
efforts of a few air-minded individuals who
have been responsible for aviation's develop-
These pictures tell more than the story
of a man-they tell the story of aviation as
portrayed by one of the nation's leading air
enthusiasts for more than a quarter of a
The pilot of Drew Field since its authori-
zation by the War Department is leaving.
But his personality is stamped indelibly upon
the minds of his subordinates and his ac-
complishments are living symbols.
DREWI FIELD ECHOES,,JHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
The Fledgling Takes Wing
COLONEL ASP, CENTER TOP ROW, was a well-known young athlete during his days at
Hillsborough high school of Tampa. He was captain of the 1912 Hillsborough grid
aggregation pictured above and star of the eleven. He also was a noted amateur wrest-
ler, holding the Tampa lightweight title. A powerfully built young man, Colonel Asp was
exceedingly agile in the ring and held the mat title for several months. From Hillsborough
he went to the University of Minnesota wh ere he attended the School of Mines.
IN 1916, WHILE STATIONED at Llano Grande, Tex., with
.Company 1, First Minnesota Infantry, Asp, then a sergeant,
ascended in the only balloon on the Mexican border, above.
He later made a double parachute jump from the same
balloon at Ossee, just outside of Minneapolis.
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IN 1922 COLONEL ASP invented the Asplane, first successful small plane
flown in this country. The midget aircraft, which had a wingspread of
less than 18 feet and weighed 600 pounds, was capable of attaining 150
miles per hour and could be unpacked and assembled in eight minutes.
Colonel Asp, then a lieutenant, made the first Asplane by hand and later
the aircraft was manufactured by a New York concern. He flew the plane
from Ellington Field, Tex., to Kelly Field, Tex., on its initial hop. Colonel
Asp, shown above with the plane, gave numerous demonstrations with the
Asplane both in this country and the Panama Canal Zone. It was the first
plane to boast enclosed control wires.
THE YOUNG FELLOW on the left is Private Melvin B. Asp,
First Regiment, Minnesota National Guard. From the
looks of the fatigue outfit and the broom, he's just finished
a bout with KP. When the Mexican Border Incident came
along in 1916, Colonel Asp joined the National Guard as
a private and was sent to Camp Wilson, near San Antonio.
THE GRADUATING CLASS at the University of Illinois, where young Asp, a flying cadet,
completed his ground training course in February, 1918. Transferred to Kelly Field,
Tex., after completion of the course, Asp was in the air six hours after being, enrolled.
He soloed for the first time four and one-half air hours later. In May of 1918, Asp was
commissioned and presented with his wings. He remained at the field and served as an
IN ADDITION TO HIS INTEREST in planes and ascension balloons, Asp
completed several successful hops in gliders. Lieutenant Asp, left above,
obtained permission from, the Chief of Air Service to cut.the strands con-
necting his 2,000-pound glider to a high-powered motorcycle and landed
his craft from a height of 2,000 feet. Gliders were a novelty in those
days and his exhibition flight, performed before a huge holiday crowd at
Mitchel field in 1923, was considered daring. He later established rec-
ords for glider flight.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944 P,
.... Years of Progress
UP SHE GOES. Everywhere the Asplane went crowds like this at San Antonio gathered
to cheer the little devil thattraveled 250 miles on a tank of gas and brought her
creator his first prominence in aeronautics. His flying accomplishment won young Asp
the assignment as advance officer for a South American good will flight in 1925.
IT TOOK MORE THAN THIS tangled mass of airplane
wreckage to halt the career of Colonel Asp. In 1924, while
stationed at France Field, Panama, Asp, then a first lieu-
tenant, was involved in a midair collision which took place
about 75 feet off the, ground. Horribly injured about the
face and body, Asp was taken to a morgue and declared
officially dead. He revived, however, and through the mir-
acles of plastic surgery, recovered.
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DURING THE FIVE-YEAR SPAN from 1927 to 1932,
Colonel Asp, then a first lieutenant, served as a fest pilot
at Wright field in Dayton, O., where he put Army aircraft
through their paces. In the above photo, Colonel Asp is
shaking hands with Lt. Jack Palmer, now a colonel, prior to
taking off on a cross-country flight. It was later in 1932
that Asp was promoted to the rank of captain.
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IN JULY, 1935, COLONEL ASP, left in second row, was
ordered to Langley Field, Va., where he served as Executive
Officer of the 8th Pursuit Group under Lt. Col. A. H. Gilke-
son, center, now a brigadier general and commanding
general of the Third Fighter Command. Asp had been made
a temporary major in March of 1935 and received his per-
manent promotion in.1939.
WHILE SERVING AS A TEST PILOT out of Wright Field, Ohio, Asp made numerous
flights trying out aircraft equipment. Asp, center, top row, is shown above with-a group
of fellow officers at Fairfield, O. After Wright Field, Asp served as Assistant Engineering
Officer at Maxwell Field until March, 1934, when he flew air-mail between New Orleans
:C. L k e
I Nea .^ ~
IN FRONT OF A B-18, Asp posed for a group picture with officers at MacDill field. He
was then a lieutenant colonel and had recently-May 1939-returned to Tampa, his
'schooldays home, as executive officer of a Heavy Bombardment group. When a later
command, leaving to become Drew Field's first commanding officer in the spring of 1941.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
Finds Meadow, Builds Base
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COLONEL ASP had the knack of knitting together an efficient staff. This staff picture
was taken last summer. Left to right, Maj. Wilfred T. Fleming, Maj. Kenneth C. Baker,
Maj. Frederick K. Bull, Col. Asp, Capt. Alfred W. Lewis and Maj. Glover E. Tully.
DREW FIELD GREW fast, and efficiency kept pace under
Col. Asp. Here he is shown with the late Brig. Gen. C. H.
Wash at a testimonial dinner in the colonel's honor.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES at the pouring of the first
concrete gor new runways at Drew Field on Aug. 18, 1941,
Col. Asp described the ceremoAy to the radio audience of
WDAE. The late Brig. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker stands to
the riaht of the colonel.
DURING HIS STAY at Drew Field Col. Asp made countless friends throughout the
Tampa Bay area, helping to cement amicable relationships between the military and
civilians in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and other
West Coast Florida towns. Before leaving for reassignment,
the colonel dined with a number of his Sarasota friends
at the John Ringling. Hotel. Front row, left to right, Robert
Ringling, Colonel Asp, James A. Haley; second row, left to
"*,.'- right, E. A. Garner, V. T. Hamlin, L. D. Reagan; third row,
left to right, Ed Cartlidge, Col. R. Orryn Robles, Col. G. D.
.. Lindsay; back row, left to right, G. B. Shogren, Frank Hen-
Snessey and Charles H. Carr.
"GODSPEED AND HAPPY landings." Col. Asp at a fare-
THE OLD AND THE NEW. Col. Asp welcomes Col. Wendell B. McCoy, his successor well dinner in his honor at the Columbia Restaurant, gets
as commanding officer of Drew Field. The two men have more than their rank in com- a last word of advice from his old CO, Brig. Gen. A. H.
mon. Both are command pilots. Both have served more than a quarter of a century as Gilkeson, Commanding General of the Third Fighter
officers in the Army Air Corps. Command.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
By S/Sgt. WILLIAM J. ANDREV
The "old -guard" of Head
quarters .396th Bomb Groui
have volunteered to ste
graciously aside so- that w
may publicize our nev
.he BCS, a Headquarters de
hment, although organized
hin the past two weeks is al
ready proving, its merits. Fo:
you readers who are in the dark
BCS is known as Bombardmen
Crew Section, but for those o:
you whoq are in the "know," it
simply means "Braley's Correc-
This detachment being "set-
up" to handle the administra-
tive details of all combat crews
training with our Group nat-
urally required the elite of our
personnel and as a result it is
efficiently operated by such
men as Lt. Colonel Norvell, the
logical choice as Commanding
Officer; amiable Major Fulton,
Executive Mess Supervisor; the
popular 1st Lt. Ray, Adjutant;
2d Lt. (I'm also Asst. Adjut-
ant, Postal Officer and Statis-
tical Officer) Braley, Personnel
Officer; ,and 2d Lt. (If it's GI,
we have it) Davies, Supply Of-
The Enlisted Men are such no-
tables as 1st Sgt. (What have they
done to me?) Heavner; T/Sgt. (I
answer a thousand questions a
day) Handzel; S/Sgt. (My Pay
Roll looks like an encyclopedia)
Of course there are many
more unsung heroes and they
are all doing a bang-up job for
which .this scribe and other
Headquarters personnel are
With the welcoming of our new
large nephew we also offer a
thank-you note to four hard-
working nieces, namely: Mrs.
Vanderkolk, Mrs. Bresica, Miss
Hunt and Miss Mohr who are aid-
ing in relieving our burden.
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gether. By .virtue of an Army
regulation-7perinitting twins and
triplets to remain together if they
desire-the Martin triplets have
rubbed elbows through basic and
The trio's dog tags carry the
same ASN with the exception of
the last number which were pur-
posely made three, five and
All three boys havb a keen de-
sire to. become Air-gunners 'and
Looking forward when appli-
;ions can be made out for what
wy think is the best thing in the
:'Army. "Here's one quarter of a
combat crew that's rarin' to go,"
is the way- Charley voiced his
Before induction the three Mar-
tin boys contributed largely to-
ward th'e livelihood of their par-
ents. Privates Jeff and Charley
worked for banks in their home
town of Jacksonville, while Wally
labored with Army Engineers.
The triplets have no brothers,
and only one sister. The sister,
Margaret, is 23 years old. They
all agree that she is considered
the baby of the family and, ac-
cording to Wally, "is the sweetest
kid sister in the world."
When asked which of them was
the official spokesman for the
trio, they all chorused: "We all
No such reaction was registered
when questioned about how they
got 'on with each other. After
sheepishly glancing at one an-
other, Jeff spoke up: "Well," he
said, "We naturally have an oc-
casional argument but we think
it's good for us 'cause then each
one of us knows as much as the
Charley piped in here: "Yeah,"
he said, "even if we have to come
Time Out for Fun
592D CASUAL CAN'T
COMPETE WITH TRUCK
By CPL. LOUIS HYTOWITZ
FLYING LOW: Daniel "Husky" Antitomas,'of 592d
Bomb Squadron, alone an'd weary was plodding through the
well-known Florida mud near the North Gate the other day.
Around the curve 'just behind
him came an Army truck. The
driver saw the lone pedestrian
: too late for warning and swerved,
but not in time to prevent a
wheel from hitting "Husky" and
sending him sprawling into the
Jamming on his brakes excited-
ly, the driver yelled: "Look out
The prostrate soldier rubbed
the mud out of his eyes and sat
up. "What in hell you going
to do now," Dan sputtered an-
grily, "back up?"'
INTERVIEWS: Air-WAC 1st
Sgt.: "Let's be frank about it.
Just say my rapid rise was due
to the manpower shortage" .
GI song plugger: "According to
Tin Pan Alley reports, the num-
ber one song of the week is 'Super
Suds, Super Suds.'
"And we hope Frankie Sinatra
shuns the ditty, because Amer-
ica's remaining bubble-dancers
may leave their bubbles for a
seat beside the radio. Tsk, tsk."
Ex-law student Cpl. William
Davidson: "They're letting me go
on with my law studies. I come
up for a courts martial tomorrow"
Nervous GI at Drew Stork
Ward: "How many?" "How should
I know, the nurse just stuck her
head out and gave me this-the
victory sign, I guess."
BOND BUYER: Sgt. Alfred
"Swooner" White seriously be-
lieves that the best bargain to-
day is buying War Bonds. But
he humorously adds: "A bargain
is a good buy. A good-by is a
farewell. A farewell is to part.
To part is to leave. My girl
left me without a good-by. She
was no bargain anyway. It's
better to buy bonds, brother!"
OVERHEARD: Cpl. Mark Ru-
bin at Squadron Operations: "She
had to do something to stop me
from flirting with her-so she
made a date with me." T/Sgt.
Leland Coover at PX beer bar:
"Sure! I'm an expert on sabotage.
I read all the funny papers and
comic books regularly."
Sgt. Bill Hilton on the line:
"My nephew is air-minded too,
and wants to fly. He's studying
to be a gremlin." Two civie
lovelies on Franklin Street,
"How's your sea-legs Dot? Here
comes a sailor." And a tiny
tot following, mumbling: "I'm not
in kindergarten any more. I'm in
Three additions to the Provost
Marshal's staff at AWUTC's 2d
Training Regt. Headquarters are
M/Sgt. Henry Gris and S/Sgt.
Johnson Reiners from the 572d
Sig. AW Bn., and T/4 Abraham
Krieger of the 756th Sig. AW Co.
144 Pipes Polished, Smoked
By 3d FC Signal Collector
By Pfc. GILBERT JOHNSON
Private John E. Jones of Signal HQ, Third FC, has a
unique hobby. He has a collection of 144 pipes of all makes
and descriptions. Some are small and hold very little to-
bacco, while others have long curved stems like Sherlock
Holmes is always pictured with. Jones is proud of his col-
lection and says it represents an investment of between $500
John doesn't allow his briars to
collect dust either, he can be seen
smoking a different one quite oft-
en, such a connoisseur of smoking
could make money endorsing the
brand of tobacco he prefers.
Congratulations to the two new
fathers, Sergeant Lynch and
"Sheriff" 'Charley Thurston. On
January 14 Lynch became the
proud papa of a seven pound,
thirteen ounce boy and the fol-
lowing day, Mrs. Thurston pre-
sented her hubby with an eight
pound, eight ounce boy Both
will be named after their fathers,
James Peter Lynch, and Charles
Have you noticed those zoot
suit (with the deep seat) cover-
alls that Sergeant Sarzyniak is
wearing? He could carry a full
field pack in them or being a
radio man perhaps a walkie talkie-
Pfc. Babb keeps his dates with
the fair sex, blackout or no black-
out. "This is leap year," he says.
B. B. Eye Gus Konopka is still
pulling that old act, in the movie
ticket line, (someone lend me 15
cents, I don't want to break this
Who was the unknown GI who
dunked, his doughnut in Burt
Losse's coffee at the PX the other
Speaking of food, Sergeant Mar-
cus has sworn off those "hot"
sandwiches. Uncle Steve Setlak
brought around the last one and
sent Henry dashing to the drink-
Kitchen 20 Again
Yes, Junior, that pretty flag
waving proudly outside AW's
Kitchen 20 means it still holds
the No. 1 spot on the weekly
"Best Kitchen Parade." This
makes three weeks in a row, and
four out of the last five for this
chow hall de luxe. Congratula-
tion once again 'go to Lt. C. J.
Burley and T/Sgt. William Cas-
son, mess officer and sergeant.
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his wings and first lieutenancy
at Tours, France, in May, 1918.
He served in Italy with the Air
Corps until the end of the World
War Ia'nd was discharged in Jan-
uary, 1919. He returned to active
duty the following .July and
served until 1925, as flying in-
structor at Brooks. Field, Texas,
and Carlstrom Field, Arcadia,
His next tour of duty was at
Maxwell Field, Ala., where he
served until 1929 as instructor in
charge of non-divisional air units
of what was then known as the
Fourth Corps Area.
From Maxwell Field Col. Mc-
Coy went to Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
Returning to the States in 1932
he was sent to the Air Corps
Tactical School at Maxwell Field.
He was promoted to captain in
He then wvas assigned as in-
structor of the Tennessee Na-
tional Guard at Nashville, and on
August 26, 1936, he' was upped to
major. His next station was
In 1939 he attended the Army
Industrial College at Washington.
It was after his graduation from
this school that he was sent to
the Office of the Chief of -Staff
of the Army Air Forces. While
on duty there he was promoted
to lieutenant colonel. In January,
1942, he was raised to colonel.
At the end of his Washington
assignment Col. McCoy assumed
command of Key Field, Meridian,
Miss., in August, 1942. At Key
Field he also commanded the 23d
Training Wing. He became com-
mander of Lake Charles Army
Air Field last September.
Newly appointed regimental
surgeon for the 1st Training Regi-
ment, AWUTC, is Major Daniel
payments on his 1942 income
tax are treated as credits on his
1943 return. By completing this
return, he will have established
the amount of refund, if any,
to which he is entitled. He' will
then check the space provided
for claiming refund on his 1943
The following set of questions
was submitted by Lt. Nathan
Q. Do I have to file a 1943 in-
come tax return?
Q. If so, how much?
A. Amount will have to be
computed on the return.
Q. Am I entitled to a refund
on my 1942 income tax?
A. If he is entitled to a re-
fund his completion of the re-
turn will determine the amount
of such refund.
Q. If so, how much?
A. The amount is answered
by the preceding answer.
Mr. Entz pointed out that most
of his answers were general be-
cause the questions were not spe-
"This is so," he'said, "because
some of the answers are condi-
tional, and to furnish complete
and correct answers the Internal
Revenue Office must have more
questions answered by the tax-
payer. In any event, the answers
would entail very lengthy treat-
Mr. Entz suggested that de-
tailed questions be taken to the.
officer or enlisted man in, charge
of income tax problems in the
various organizations. A series
of lectures was held for these
men last month.
Drew Field military personnel
also may take their problems
direct to the Tampa office of the
Internal Revenue Service, or to
Lt. Aaron Waldman, legal ad-
viser at the Base Courts and
The Courts and Boards Office
said ordinary problems should
be taken to unit income tax per-
sonnel. It handled only the more
A gala Valentine luncheon is
planned for the monthly meeting
of the Drew Field Officers' Wives
club. It will take place at the
Air Corps Officers' club at 1:30
p.m., Feb. 9.
Hostesses will be Mmes. G. B.
Lynes and I. R. Robison.
Nursery facilities will be avail-
A short business meeting will
precede the luncheon. All offi-
cers' wives are urged to take
Reservations may be made by
calling Mrs. Ernest- Williams,
H-25202, or H-8911, Ext. 850.
The ECHOES income tax editor, with the assistance of
the Tampa office of the Internal Revenue Service, tackles
this week's batch of questions submitted by headachy Drew
Field officers and enlisted men.
This week's queries were answered by Allan L. Entz,
deputy collector for Tampa.
The first question is from Lt. inasmuch as he filed a. taxable
Kenneth E. Patterson. return in 1942. By completing
Q. Am I entitled to any deduc- his 1943 return the amount of
tions and if so, how shall I show refund, if any, will be the last
them on my tax return? figure on the return. And he
A. Since he field a tax re will have the right of request-
tun since he filed a tax re- 1943 ing such refund, or asking it to
turn in 1942, a return for 1943 be made a credit for 1944 taxes.
is required. He may exclude up
to $1,500 of his service pay. The Q. If this is possible, where do
balance, if any, is considered I secure blanks or do you have
gross income. It is not stated ; them?
whether taxpayer is married or A. Blanks can be secured
single. However, in addition to from the office of the Collector
exclusion already mentioned, of Internal Revenue, 314 Frank-
taxpayer is-entitled to full per- lin St., Tampa, or from the of-
sonal exemption and credit for ficer or enlisted man who is in
dependent. charge of income tax problems
Taxpayer may be entitled to in your outfit, or from the
further benefits and computa- Courts and Boards Office.
tion of 1942 tax. It is, there- Q. How would I address the
fore, recommended that he return?
contact someone on the Field A. The return should be ad-
who is handling, income tax dressed/ to the office of the
matters or call the office of the Collector of Internal Revenue
Collector of Internal Revenue of the district of his residence.
in Tampa. The next question was asked
The following questions were by Sgt. Henry Coren.
submitted by Pvt. Walter Cole:
s e by W e Q. Is it at all possible to re-
Q. Are service men entitled to ceive in whole or in part the
ask for refund on taxes paid in taxes whichh I paid in 1943 on my
1943 on 1942 tax? 1942 income?
A. This service man is re- A. This taxpayer should file
quired to file a return for 1943 a return for thap va. lsrQ Th
WHO SAID THE LIFE of a soldier is all hay and no hilarity?
Drew Field AWUTC soldiers discount this with an informal
scene typical of many barracks during off-duty hours. ..The
.radio, the books, the long-handles, the pipe, and the cot
are from Hq. Co., 1st Trng. Regt. Left to right are Pvt.
Leo Collins, Cpl. Frank Barr (pajamas-polka dot variety);
and Pfc. Alex "Woolies" Radford.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
By PFC. "BUNNIE" CASSELL
Mmmmm smell those
orange blossoms? Hear those
wedding bells just fading
away? That's 'cuz Pfc. Esther
Gass became Mrs. Sgt. Tom
Bond, on Tuesday last.
They're the sixth pair of coo-
ing love-birds who met 'n'
tied the knot right here on
Couldn't tell you how the
Drew number compares with
that of other fields, but it is nice
to know that the couples are
able to live off the post in true
love nest style. Many places
we've heard about seem to favor
the "send one of 'em off to an-
other spot right away" theory,
thereby spoiling the course of
true love, 'n' trampling a bit of
morale. Here at Drew, life goes
on the same, and we think that's
mighty swell. Lots 'n' lots of
luck 'n' happiness, Gass and
Private Voss received a wonder-
ful surprise the other day. Some-
how, all of the money which she
had saved diligently for her fur-
lough disappeared, just before her
furlough was to begin. Lost,
strayed, or stolen, that cash was
gone, and a sorrowful Voss
awaited a money-less furlough.
But she hadn't contemplated
the loyalty and friendship she
had established among her ac-
quaintances at Drew. Quietly,
the personnel of Base Head-
quarters, where she works, col-
lected willing donations from
her many sympathetic friends.
At the same time, the ladies of
the WAC Section were doing
the same thing.
Suddenly, when Pvt. Voss was
ready to snatch up her furlough
papers, Captain Ward tucked $60
into her palm. Hardly able to
squeak a tearful "Thanks every-
body!" Voss departed on a fur-
lough made gala again by the
swell spirit of comradeship shown
by a bunch of people at Drew.
We note with smug pride that
Harriet Picketts is still being
'squired by T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton,
the enterprising young musi-
cian who made good on a want
ad for a wife, which he still
claims was all Zimmie's fault.
Guess it's good proof the
ECHOES classified ads DO get
results. From the looks of
things, Picketts and Eaton are
right glad they read our rag!
Nice young boy, this "Johnny"
who is first on Harriet Thomp-
son's love-list these daze. Shirley
Schmidt says so, 'n' so does Janet
Sheldon. 'N' he received a royal
welcome over at the WAC mess
hall, t'other day. There just ain't
no privacy in the Army, is there,
Private Pat Reitz just came
back from furlough, 'n' now it's
Pvt. Brown, if you please. But
she swears she didn't get mar-
ried! Figure it out, if you can,
boys. Pat isn't talking!
That ardent (and awfully good)
sculptress, Dottie Nordeen, has
been searching high 'n' low for
some good books on the propor-
tions of the head, to aid her
with her art. While downtown in
Tampa t'other day, she was told
of a bookshop across the bridge
where she might be able to se-
Hurrying across the bridge, she
felt two curious GIs breathing on
her neck. "Where are you going
in such a hurry, little WAC?"
they questioned. "That book-
store over there," she puffed. "I
hear they have some good books
on drawing there."
"Oh, don't bother to buy any,"
one of the lads suggested help-
fully. "There's a pretty little
WAC who works down at the
Hobby Shop every day. She has
lots of books on drawing, and
she'll loan you some, if we ask
"I doubt it," countered Dottie.
"You see, I'm the WAC you're
We're proud to announce it's
now Sgt. Myrtle Culver, Sgt.
Mary Callahan, Cpl. Esther
Fraser, Pfc. Charlotte Archer,
and Pfc. Rosemary O'Laugh-
lin. Good work, gals, and many
more stripes to you.
By T/5 ]BOB GOULD
The 5th Training Regiment has gone into show biz-it's
a Broadway Angel, now.
And a week ago Tuesday night saw its first production
on the boards of Rec Hall No. 1. Last Tuesday came the
second and from here on out it's a show a week.
The Special Service section of
the Fifth is the sponsor and al- the drums, he almost knocked the
though most of the talent comes hall down. There was a terrible
from Fifth Training, a good many distortion of the news interpreted
of the people who have con- in a March of Time Skit by Ben-
tributed their services are from der, Goodman and Gould and Pvt.
other organizations on the field. Bob Cassidy did a soft shoe tap
The first edition of the that earned him rounds of ap-
FROLICS brought Sgt. Myrtle clause.
Cluver and Cpl. Sarah Taylor, The whole show was strictly
both of the WAC Det achme GI from the word go and the boys
both of the WAC Detachment, it
into the spotlight for some love it.
wonderful vocalizing. The Regiment just opened its
They both took solos and then slick new dayroom over on
joined with Bill Miller, alto First street, opposite Theater
sax man of the Fifth's -new 14-it's also the War Orienta-
eight-piece orchestra, to give tion room, complete with maps,
a trio interpretation of "Wait literature, etc. The building
For Me Mary." Cpl. Eddie houses the Special Service,
Bender, who MCd .the show, did Orientation and Physical Train-
his famous "Benny" number ing offices as well.
from the Camp Murphy show, Now for a few personal notes.
"On The Ball." In Company A of the 589th on
Cpl. Hank Goodman delighted the Tec 5s lost his GI plates on
his audience for 10 minutes with his way back from town one night
the story of "Albert, the Passion- last week. He retrieved the
ate Albatross." choppers next day but in four
In this bit of nonsense he was parts. Too bad-he couldn't en-
joined by S/Sgt. Art Raynor for joy the steak served next day in
a piano accompanyment-Art the Mess Hall. Cpl. Gray got to
played piano with the band and feeling a bit high and joined the
also did a few boogie woogie paratroopers, leaving last week.
solos that rocked the house. Good luck, Geronimo. Congratu-
The orchestra played three lations to F/Sgt. Dray for the fine
numbers that put the entire hall job he's doing with his new com-
in the groove and when Sgt. pany. Who said "The Dray Mare
Glenn Robertson took his solo on Ain't What She Used To Be "
123 AW Men of 124
Qualify on Range
In an amazing exhibition P st. S
of marksmanship, men of Sidney
Companies C and D in Valenc
AWUTC's 1st Training Regi- drew t
ment shattered all existing nan, P
records on the Carbine range Jodie i
last week, setting a qualifi- Robert
cation mark of better than Chavez
99 per cent. When the last Pvt.
bull's-eye was patched, the Pvt. j,
official count read: nic Fa
124 menfired... Joe Fr
123 men qualified! derson,
And the scoresheet revealed Pfc.
six Experts and 52 Sharpshoot- Donald
ers-nearly 50 per cent of the ner, P1
qualifiers "squeezing" for a mond
mark of 160 or better.
High man was Pvt. Karl H. C 4
Thiel of Co. D, 1st Bn., who S-
racked up a fine 183 to nose out
Pvt. Homer Stennette by two New
points. Other experts were: Pfc. at 2d '
Louis J. Romanell, T/5 Arthur are 1st
Bergman, Sgt. William Cumming, Robert (
and Cpl. Ralph Caldwell. Co., and
Sharpshooters from the two Walter I
AW companies are: Bn.
Sgt. Frank Chirco, Pfc. Por-
ter Gates, Pfc. James Conway, Re
Pfc. Walter Olinda, T/5 Thom-Re T
as Robbins, Pvt. Harvey Al-
bertson, Cpl. John Armstrong, 5
Pfc. Thomas Butterly, Cpl.
Marlin Cagle, Pvt. Frederick
Darling, Pfc. Stephen Denning,
Pfc. Joseph Denbow, Cpl. Vic-
tor DeTiberiis, Pvt. Ambrose
Galambos, Pvt. Anderson God- Co
win, Pfc. Charles Grupp, Pfc. Robert
Warren Grossman, Pvt. Earl ago an
Hansen, Pfc. Harold Harrison,
T/5 Vance Heckman, Pfc. have q
George Hofman, Pfc. Howard We
Pfc. Joseph Kloud, Pvt. Rob- His re
ert Kurtzheim, Pfc. Jack Mann, base is
S/Sgt. Hamilton Merry, Pfc. Lovell
Louis Miller, Pfc. Ervin Mol- every
holm, Pvt. Harry Moulson, Pvt. always
Harry Naness, Pfc. Thomas do any
O'Brien Jr., T/5 Howard Par- how m
melee, Pvt. Ross Price Jr., Pvt.
Carl Raither, Pfc. Joseph Ran- Every
dolph, Pvt. Edward Rifkin, Pvt. regrets
Louie Salvatori, Cpl. Raymond success
Sharpe, Cpl. George Smith, Cpl. consolin
William Spisak, Cpl. Edwafd cated ch
Stanislawski, Pfc. Wilfr ed very cal
S/Sgt. David Trust, Pfc. John "Happy
Way, T/5 Robert Weldon, Pvt. Greet:
Leonard Zimmer Jr., Pvt. Ercil D'Arcan
Craig, Pvt. Joseph Cawley, Sgt. transfer
Helmuth Ellermann, Pfc. Ma- pare fo:
rion Hartnett, T/5 John Hoehn, moonlit
verre Kleven, Cpl. Paul
T/5 David Rogers, Cpl.
Tetanbaum, T/5 Roy
ia, Sgt. George Archer,
rndolph Bailey, Pvt. An-
Basar, Pvt. John Bren-
'vt. Arden Burrus, Pvt.
Brown, Pvt. Aurlie Bur-
't. Manual Castillo, Pvt.
Cavaluzzi, Pvt. Antonio
Glenn Curtis, Pvt. Ray-
Dioses, Pvt. Fred Ellis,
ames Engle, Pvt. Domi-
asano, T/Sgt. Norman
Pvt. Jack Frank, Sgt.
eitas, Pvt. Robert Hen-
Pvt. Robert Kauch Jr.,
Fenton Kennedy, Pvt.
King, Pfc. Fred Koest-
vt. Earl Legg, Cpl. Ray-
additions to the S-4 staff
Training Regt., AWUTC,
Lt. Herbert Taylor, Sgt.
Culhane of 756th Sig. AW
i Pvts. John Moon and
Kempski of 570th Sig. AW
World This Week
S......... By PFC. JAY ANDREWS Z:s::
The Pacific Theater flares with new fury this week,
as the Yanks tore into the Jap-held Marshall Islands of Roi
ana Kwajalein and established two beachheads.
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz announced from Pearl
Harbor that the Nippons were offering stiff opposition, but
initial information indicated our forces were suffering only
This is the first time invasion
has been attempted of any terri-
tory the Japs held before they
attacked Pearl Harbor.
Nimitz made the announce-
ment of the invasion about 24
hours after the Berlin and Tokio
Radios had hinted that we were
attempting landings. The drive
into the very heart of the Mar-
shalls probably is the boldest big
operation in the Pacific Theater.
Prefacing the landings, the
Archipelago has" bad been under
constant attack by the Seventh
Air Force for a month.
The Marshalls are only 2,600
miles from Toklo and 1,200 miles
from Truk, the Japs' main naval
Latest reports from the Rus-
sian Theater put the Red Army
less than five miles from the Es-
tonian border. At the same time,
other Russian forces were re-
ported within 60 miles of Latvia,
in a possible drive toward the
Gulf of Riga to cut off the entire
Nazi northern salient.
Meanwhile, the Berlin Radio
said the Reds had resumed en-
circling attempts in the area of
Vitebsk, important German White
Russian base which has been al-
most surrounded since early this
year. A CBS correspondent said
Hitler visited his troops at
Vitebsk two weeks ago and told
them that if the German bastion
fell the Russians would cross the
German frontier "in a very short
In Italy the fierce fight for
Cassino was in full swing, and
it was expected to be a bloodier
engagement than that at Salerno.
American troops crashed into the
Gustav Line and attacked the
town from the rear, while Anglo-
American invasion forces threw'
back counter-attacks on their
The fighting along the Rapido
River was described in front dis-
patches as fierce. The burden of
the attack was borne by the in-
On the Rome front the Ger-
mans were reported digging in
along a five-mile stretch of the
coastal railroad to Naples between
a point two miles west of Cis-
terna and another three-and-a-
half miles east of the Anzio-Al-
bano road nito the hills.
On the western front the Allied
Air Forces continued sustained
hammer blows against Germany
and Nazi-occupied countries.
More than 10,000 tons of bombs
were dropped in 38 hours. Berlin
continued to blaze, its buildings
shattered by nearly 24,000 tons of
urn of Native Finds
d Bomber Back Again
By SGT. JACK E. STEIN
considering all the complimentary remarks in S/Sgt.
Lovell's 593d Bomb Squadron column two weeks
Id also what the ghost writer had to say last week, I
uite a reputation to live up to.
are all going to miss
Robert "Smiley" Lovell.
cent transfer to another
their gain and our loss.
was the "buddy" of'
nan in the squadron and
went out of his way to
of us a favor no matter
iuch work it entailed.
one has already expressed
and wish him every
at his new post. The only
g feature is that his va-
Lair has been filled by the
able Sgt. Morris Wasser-
Best wishes Wassy-and
ings to T/Sgt. Albert
gelo! After having been
red to Plant Park to pre-
r a little cruise to some
spot on the Mediter-
ranean, or the sunswept beaches
of Tahiti, he landed right back
here on Drew Field instead.
We shall recommend a cam-
paign ribbon for "Doe" any-
how for while he was on his
recent furlough, he "I Do'd it."
We are all looking forward to
the second week of February so
that we can meet Mrs. Umberto
S/Sgt. Edward Cory was stump't
the other day. When T/Sgt. Carl
Aragona asked him what county
St. Louis was in, he had no idea.
And to think he was born and
lived there all his life. You had
better find out Ed, or you won't
collect that A. K. pay that will be
coming up shortly!
RAF bombs in 14 assaults since
The luftwaffe appeared to be
weakening. The British Air Min-
istry said "the enemy failed com-
pletely to break up concentrations
of bombers and ground defenses
were surprisingly weak." Pan-
icky Nazi officials clamped d
a stringent censorship. Telept
service between Berlin and I
tral Sweden was cut off 15 hours,
and all commercial air transporta-
tion was grounded.
While Nazi fighters might have
been unable to break up RAF
bomber formations over Berlin
and vicinity, other German pilots
recklessly and deliberately dived
their fighter planes against Fly-
ing Fortresses. This was reported-
by Yank airmen after the terri-
fic attack on Frankfurt.
An AAF captain said'a Messer-
schmitt 109 rammed a. Fortress,
and the two ships appeared to
blend into one mass of metal be-
fore both the fighter and Fortress
disappeared in a fine spray of
Another Fortress, "The Picad-
dilly Queen," .making its 31st
consecutive raid, also was a vic-
tim of an ME 109. The Nazi
fighter buried its nose in the
Fortress' fuselage and both planes
went down in the same spin.
On the diplomatic front the
United States suspended oil ship-
ments from the Caribbean area
to Spain for- this month, and the
State Department said it was re-
considering general relations with
the Franco regime "in the light
of trends of Spanish policy." It
was reported that the Spanish
legation in Bolivia had a hand in
the recent Bolivian coup d'etat.
Meanwhile, the Axis lost its
last stronghold in the western
hemisphere when Argentina
handed passports to the German
and Jap ambassadors.
President Ramirez :suspended
all trade and financial operations
with the Axis powers.
At home the service men vote
bill still was being booted around
Washington.' President Roosevelt
dubbed the states' rights soldier
vote legislation a "meaningless
fraud on the armed services" and
also a fraud on the American peo-
Senator Taft (R., "O.), said the
President's intervention consti-
tuted an insult to Congress."
A few days after the President's
statement there were signs of a
compromise. The compromise was
drafted by Senator Danaher (R.,
Conn.), who said he hoped it
would silence the argument of
"states righters." He expressed
belief there was slight chance of
state absentee ballots ever rearh-
ing those in uniform overseas
cause of the difficulty invol
for the Army and Navy in tra
porting the tons of ballots.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
Awaiting the Commander in
Chief's signature was a muster-
out bill which would pay World
War II veterans amounts from
$100 to $300. The measure, when
it reached the President's desk,
was a compromise of divergent
views, some of which had rec-
ommended as much as $700 per
As enacted ,the bill provides:
$100 to veterans with less than
60 days' service, all in the U. S.
$200 to those with more than 60
days' service, all in the U. S.
$300 for those with service
overseas or in Alaska.
"The Five Dukes," a comedy
team from a Tampa night club
will entertain patients at the Red
Cross Rec Hall, Station Hospital,
at 1:30 p.m. next Monday.
They also will put on an act
at Rec Hall 1 at 7 p.m. the same
I %M a TV ft T -
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
SELL YOUR CAR THROUGH AN ECHOES WANT AD
LOST AND FOUND
WHEN STILL at Drew, I lost a silver PVT. ROSS HEATH, your individual
bracelet engraved "Eugene W. Sellers, pay record is at the ECHOES office.
33758431." There'll be a good sized I WENT to the Chemical Warfare
REWARD for the man who returns demonstration Jan. 12, 'n' came back
it to me at APO No. 402, % Post- without my Ronson cigarette lighter
master. Nashville, Tenn. case. It's silver with brown trim, is
LOST-SILVER identification brace- initialed "R.F.S.", and is well worth
let with pilot's wings and the inscrip- a REWARD to Pvt. Pay Sochor, Ph.
tion, "Lt. Harold Brazier." Call him 344, Sig. Hqs. Co., Third Fighter
at the Bomb Crew Section of the 396th Command.
Bomb Group. CARROL SLOVACEK. those are nice
LEATHER FLIGHT JACKET was
found at the Tampa Police Pistol
Range. Loser please call Lt. Bonuger,
LARGE BLACK robe belonging to
Catholic Priest was lost around 2nd
& N (Chapel No. 4) a week ago Mon-
day. Anyone knowing its where-
abouts please contact Chaplain A. A.
Williams, whose name is inside, or
Cpl. Stevens, at ext. 369.
RADIATOR CAPS are scarce, 'n' I've
lost one, somewhere in the hospital
area, near 1st & B. If you've found
please don't keep it as a souvenir;
SDonald Stevens, Chapel No. 3,
ds it badly.
396th-er; you lost your "Mae
West." Name stamped on it is Dean.
Bring your dog-tags to the ECHOES
office to claim it.
DIDJA lose your gas mask? There's
one at the ECHOES office. Come in
and identify it.
LOST-A large.yellow folder contain-
ing papers which are of vast impor-
tance to me, but not to you or any-
one else. Papers contain name of
Pfc. Melvin Braunstein. There's a
REWARD if you'll call the ECHOES
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
THE OFFICER who left his automatic
lead pencil in 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 REWARD 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
. 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,
FOUND-Sterling silver identification
bracelet. CHARLES E. DEVINE. it's
yours. See Cpl., Beverforden. 576th
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 8DO3, on 2nd St. near Ave. L
LOST: One more silver identification
bracelet. Bears the Air Corps in-
signia, my name, serial number, and
home address. Reasons for wanting
ft 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.
WANT CAR POOL or riders from St.
Pete to Drew. Must be here by 7:15,
and leave at 5:30. Call Pfc. Passapae,
WANT TO JOIN a car pool? Leave St.
Pete at 7 a.m., leave Drew at 5 p.m.
Call Pfc. Al Salem at ext. 495, Per-
sonnel Office, 1st Tng Regt, 1st & LI
WANTED: Ride to Dallas 'round
about Feb. 21. Will share expenses,
'n' stuff. Pvt. Louis B. Hall, Co. 22,
Det. Med. Dept.
WANT A good. cheap scenic ride from
Newark to Tampa on the Silver Me-
teor? I have the return half, and it's
yours for twelve iron men. Lt. E. G.
Stone, 720th SAW.
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
.Sw Bn. CLEARWATER to Drew is a long
F. W. GRAY, those glasses you left hike. I'd like to ride with you, if
in the pocket of your ODs when you you've space for Major Strickler, Base
took them to the tailor shop are wait- Detachment Hqs, Ext. 607.
ing for you at the ECHOES office. MYrv XTF a,.n d hil ar n driving. frm
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.
BROWN LEATHER WALLET lost
last week. Has my name on outside
and inside, too. If you find it, pliz
send it back to the ECHOES office.
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.
ncil, at either Tampa Tea
lsboro Hotel public telepho
hiemory of particular place
hazy!) REWARD, if you're
who has it. Pvt. Milton D
S-3, 1st Bn., 1st Tng. Regt.
LOST-My wonderful Parker
and pencil set, with black b
silver caps. 'Must'a been ne
.AWUTC, or PX No. 10. REW.
the guy who brings it back. I
Ph. 819. -
O. H. OWEN, 1606 North 18th,
ham. Alabama, you can get ii
house now. Your key ying is
possession of "Gibby, PX
8th and Ave. A.
LOST-My gold identification
on January 1st. My serial nun
name, S/Sgt. William H. Mille
its back. Call me at ext. 2239
LOST-Parker "51" pen with i
tom, silver top. The point is d
but the main point is, you'll
REWARD if I get my preci
Chaplain Lawrence, 569th.
LOST-New Christmas silver
cation bracelet, inscribed
Oscnman, Jr." Don't know if
in town or on the Base, b
know I won't dare to go on
without it! Call me at the I
office, ph. 2287.
STERLING SIL VER ident
bracelet inscribed "S. J.
12040074." Finder (I hope,
please phone 328, Sgt. Siskind
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.
OFFICERS' 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.
COMEDIANS. VOCALISTS OR AC-
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
WANTED TO BUY
AM INTERESTED in buying an 8mm.
movie camera. I'll pay cash, if you
have a reasonable offer. Sgt. Chester
Miller, ext. 600, Det. Hqs. Sect.,
A CAR, but it mustn't be over $300.
Call the ECHOES office, Ph. 2287.
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.
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
WILL ANYBODY be Chicago-bound WANT TO WORK fr xtra cai on
around Feb. 24? I'd be :willing to WANT TO WORK for extra casi on
drive, and to share expenses. Pfc. your day off? Apply Stokely Foods,
Lenore Werner. WAC Section, ph. Inc., 1110 Fig St.: Bruces Juices, 1005
ore earner, WAC section p. Cumberland: or American Can Co.,
2231. 1st Ave. & 22nd St.
DRIVERSD 'would vo liE to
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.
MY 6-PASSENGER FORD and I would
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.
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 vou'd like to.
call Pfc. Al Salem. ph. 273.
WANlTEn T/ IlliV
WA *I CL u I LP DU T
n (io ARGUS CAMERA, series A. See Cpl.
is kinda George Bellew, Hqs & Hqs, 1st Tng
the guy Regt., to discuss condition and price.
)avidson. ANY KIND of a car. We need somep'n
to carry our equipment from the
'51" pen barracks to the hangar. Will pay
ody and CASH. Pvt. Joe Casamento or Sgt.
ar Hqs. Anthony Pacitti, Crew Section. 396th
ARD for Bomb Group. Barracks 11D64. 2d & J.
t. Ciral. GOOD HOME for an alarm clock. Do
you have one? Cpl. Gene Bok, Co. C,
Birming- 1st Tng. Bn.
nto your ANY OLD radio, so long as it will
s in the keep me in jive. Cpl. Gene Bok, Co.
No. 1. C, 1st Tng. Bn.
TABLE MODEL RADIO in good con-
bracelet, edition. Would like something that
iber and doesn't pour out "Pistol Packin'
er. is on Mama" as the PX jukes do. Lt.
D, if you Smiley. Ext. 809.
SMALL CAMERA Argus preferred.
blue bot- Call Mr. Young. Ext. 877.
damaged, SEWING MACHINE. preferably an
11 get a older model manipulated by foot con-
ous pen. trol. Contact Pvt. Oweiler. Red Cross
Building, Base Hospital.
identi- BABY CRIB with springs and drop-
I lost it sides, before my poor baby has to
ut' I do sleep on the floor. Lt. I. C. Taylor.
furlough ph. 823, 2nd Bn. 1st Tng Regt.
ECHOES WILL PAY reasonable rate for radio
power transformer with 5 volt and 6.3
tification volt windings and center-tapped h.v.
Siskind, winding, about 350 volts each side of
Iskind, center tap. Cpl. B. Wolff, 731st
I hope) SAW Co.
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.
CASIMER P. SKORTJPSII, your well-
worn, well-packed billfold awaits you
at the ECHOES office. Won't you stop
in for it?
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
e MEN WITH EXPERIENCE IN EN-
GRAVING. GOOD CHANCE TO
MAKE SOME EXTRA DOUGH. AP-
PLY ECHOES OFFICE, SPECIAL
SERVICE BLDG., 8TH ST. & AVE.
B, OR TELEPHONE 2287.
ARMY NURSE AND AIR WAC Vocal-
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. 1
Ave. and 1st
EXPERIENCED FRIGIDAIRE repair-
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.
USHERS, DOORMEN, CASHIERS
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.
1939 FORD COACH "60." Has new
pre-war tires with only the trip from
New York to Tampa to mar their
beauty. Motor is newly overhauled,
'n' there's a new clutch, radio, and
heater. Best offer so far beat $800.
Pfc. H. Wohnsen, 4th Det, Third Air
1936 FORD tudor sedan. All good tires,
and a swell buy. Will part with it for
$295. Call Clearwater 7389, or phone
the ECHOES office. Henry Stein. Co.
C, 1st Tng. Regt.
ELECTRIC HEATER in perfect work-
ing order. Call me at Drew Field
Ext. 380, or stop in at 105 So. Melville
Ave., Apt. No. 3, Nr. Gr.- Central,
S/Sgt. J. Balin.
1938 STUDEBAKER Commander 4-door
sedan. Upholstery is comfy, tires are
good. Swell paint job, and a radio
which beats out the boogie blues.
Try it out. Lt. Biletta. 593rd Bomb
Sq., 396th Bomb Group, BOQ No.
PICTURE YOURSELF sailing along in
a 1936 Chevvie-4-door job, newly
overhauled, with seat covers. '44 li-
cense plates, and five spiffy tires.
Like your looks? You can make this
dream come true for a reasonable
amount of cash. Cpl. Kravat. 509 N.
Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater.
'39 BUICK sedan in excellent condition
with tires too good to be true. Has a
radio, a heater, a spotlight, a back-up
light, and a charm all its own. Its
owner has left Drew, but Lt. R. T.
Bodner, BOQ 14D07, Rm. 12, will show
it to you.
'37 STUDEBAKER sedan in fair shape.
Has tires which are fine, but paint
job is a necessity. It's worth lots
more than $375. Lt. R. T. Bodner,
BOQ 14D07 Rm. 12.
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,
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. t'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.
SCHWIN-BUILT BIKE, 26-inch Vic-
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 91/A by 21/,. Will sell
this super camera in fair condition
for $55. Sgt G. L. Agardi. 1st Rept.
Co.. 576th SAW Bn.
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.
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.
CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE
FREE WANT AD
FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY
Drew Field Echoes
Base Special Service Office
8th & "B"
Ad Classification .......... .
* FOR SALE
* WANTED TO BUY
LOST AND FOUND
* FOR RENT
* HELP WANTED
0 WANTED TO RENT
Org .......... .
LOST AND FOUND
Room or small apartment with a kitch-
en. I crave those home-oooked meals!
Pvt. Lester Lewitt, 749th SAW Co.
ONE ROOM, partly furnished, but
you'll hafta bring your linens with
.ou. $8 per week rents it. Pvt. Luther
J. Dillon, 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.
GOT IN TOUCH with the fellow I
wanted to reach through my ad in the
"personals" column of the ECHOES.'
Was fast work; thanks a lot.' Sgt.
CPL. MARTIN BOSTROM from Ft.
Monmouth, are you at Drew? If so,
please contact Pvt. Thomas Brogan,
727th SAW Co.
PFC. "CORKY" HEINAN, if you are
still at the field, won'tcha please get
in touch with me? Pfc. Joseph
Schmidt, Hqs Co, 1st Tng Bn.
"MARTY," are you still on the field?
If so, willyuh call 492, or write to
Dave Scribner, 568th SAW Bn.
New Service Club
"Everything hot" is the motto
of Service Club No. 2's new
snack bar-now serving GIs by
Major Chester K. Delano, Base
Special Service officer, said the
bar was already operating
smoothly and efficiently. Hostess
is Miss Jennie Preiman. The
cafeteria is staffed with nine per-
Although the snack bar opened
officially January 11, it was not
until five days later that the
coffee doughnut hour-from 9:30
to 11:30 a.m.-came into its own.
Open also between 2 and 10
p.m., the Service Club carries a
number of tasty sandwiches. All,
with the exception of the Cuban
sandwich, are served hot. Bev-
erages, ice cream, candy, potato
chips and cookies also will be
found at the snack bar.
"Honesty is the best policy!"
There are some men in this
Army that can actually stare at
crisp folding money on a bunk
and not have itching fingers.
Even at the late stage of the
last week of the month, a piece
of folding money was accidentally
left on a bunk. In full view of
all that were about, the green-
back was not disturbed nor lifted
when the owner returned and no-
ticed the money he accidentally
left on his bed.
T/5 Daniel Packenham of the
568th 1st Reporting Company is
still singing songs of praise about
the men in his barracks.
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TICKET ON A TRAIN going to
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. 0. 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.
TWO' ROLLS of Verichrome film for
kodak. V-127. Call immediately. Pfc.
W. R. Whitaker, Base Det.
WANTED TO RENT
A FOUR-ROOM apartment near a
school would look like a mansion to
mny family and me. Are you vacating
one, or do you know anyone who may
be? Any notice, even three weeks or
so in advance, would be welcome. Lt.
Fred Babbin, ph. 497.
MY WIFE AND 5-YEAR-OLD want a
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
QUIET YOUNG COUPLE will pay up
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.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944
in that ii
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Keep Both Your Eyes Open
When Firing, Expert Advises
Keeping one eye closed while
sighting and firing cuts a man's
chances of making a better score
on the range by 50 per cent, ac-
cording to Ken Beegle, crackshot
representing Remington Arms
Beegle, who gave demonstra-
tions of plain and fancy shooting
at the Base 30-caliber range last
Monday and Tuesday, has been
earning a living with markman-
ship exhibitions 20 years.
By closing the eye that is not
used for sighting, Beegle said, the
Free throw accuracy from
the foul line meant a 58-55
victory for the Drew Field
"All Star" cagers when the
Bartow Army Air Base Bas-
keteers outscored Drew from
the court. Twelve out of
fourteen awarded foul tries
were converted by Drew
cagers compared to five of
eleven by the Bartow five.
Played at Bartow, the game
was the first victory in two
starts for Drew after bowing
to MacDill Field 70-57 in
their first tilt.
The game with Bartow was
modeled after Rhode Island State
brand of ball, as the Bartow quin-
tet plays the fast break, with Lts.
Kozcazka and Harry scoring 24
and 18 points from their forward
positions. Kozaczka tossed .11
buckets and Harry eight goals,
with each tossing two fouls.
Basket for basket was the scor-
ing pattern with Private Andy
"Bones" -Duncan of the Base De-
tachment pacing the Drew scoring
with 24 points collected on eight
baskets and eight foul tosses.
Using his elongated six feet six
inches to advantage, Duncan
played head and shoulders above
the cagers when going up in the
air on backboard control. Corpo-
ral Sol Schechter and Lt. Vince
Lusardi of the AWUTC cagers
chucked 11 and 10 points into the
hoops to keep the Drew scoring
Drew plays the crack Orlando
A. A. B. five tonight at the Base
Gymnasium in the first home
game scheduled for the "All-Star"
cagers. Orlando is the only team
to hold a victory over MacDill
-Field and, remembering the first
q u ar te r of the MacDill-Drew
game, a great game will be in the
making tonight at 8 o'clock.
Touches Tootsies Most
man behind the gun cuts his '
vision in half. Beegle always
keeps both eyes open and he's
rated one of the best shots in the
SUsing two eyes and a Reming-
ton firearm, Nimrod Beegle can
shoot all kinds of designs on tar-
Beegle also declared there was
no such person as a natural shot.
"The average soldier," he said,
even though he never had a rifle
in his hands before he entered the
Army. can become a good shot if
he pays strict attention to his
Before giving shooting demon- .
stations for the Army Beegle ex- "- Y
hiBited his wizardry at sports
shows and rifle clubs. He has been
showing GIs how it's done for
1st HaJf Winnah
Base Detachment won the
first half championship of the
Air Corps Basketball League
with a 43-28 victory over the
3d Fighter Command after
advancing into the finals
with a 29-24 victory over the
594th Bomb Squadron.
The thumping score dealt to
the Fighter Command had its
big scoring period in the second
quarter for the Detachment.
Third Fighter had a 9-6 first
quarter lead, but lost it entirely
in the second quarter when the WORLD'S TOE-TOUCHING R
Base Detachment cagers movedwin f th th Tr
in front 24-15 at half time. A Louis Goodwin of the 5th Tra
low scoring third period wound Department when he did 2,31
up 31-17. Final period scoring bettering the former mark of
being on an even keel with the was se
Detachment holding a slight 13- s st by Pablo Salks of .
11 scoring advantage for the stamina cannot be overlooked
period, painfully stiffened his leg mu
Duncan, Thomas and Kissinger of his record-breaking accomp
paced the first half champions
scoring with 10, 9 and 8 points
respectively. Ranch ers Feature
Ed Sitarz and Pooch Antonucci ger Feaure
with 13 and 11 points carried the
Fighter Command scoring. Page Ott Heller rugged defense-
and Gosselin each gathering a man of the New York Rang-
goal to round out their scoring. for m r f i
Base Detachment (43) 3d Fighter Comm'd (28) ers for a number of years is
re n t pf n it now playing forward on a
Chihutsky. f 0 1 iPage. f 1 0 2 p f o
Thiomns. f 4 1 aColle.r o o o line with "Dutch" Hiller and
Kissinger. f 4 0 8 Antonuecl. f 5 1 11
Atkins, 0 0 0 staiger.r o o Byran Hextall, giving the
Duncan, c 4 2 10 Sitarz, c 5 3 1 Rangers an "H" line. This
Howel, g 2 ossei, c 1 0 2 ang line. is
Dryne, o 0 0 0ralumbo. 0 0 team has added Bob Dill
Cahill. g 1 7i Wochinske. g 0 0 0
Reed, 1 2 4 .Teffery. e 0 0 from Buffalo, Hank D'Amore
17 43 12 4 8 from an amateur team and
Gerald F. (Jerry) Cowhig, No- Kilby McDonald from the
tre Dame full back last year, now Canadian Army.i
is a private in a medical train- The Detroit Red Wings with
ing battalion at Camp Barkeley, three new players and Flash
Tex. Hollet acquired from Boston, plas-
ECORD was shattered by Sgt.
lining Regt. Physical Training
18 toe-touches in 37 minutes,
S2,103 in 42 minutes, which
Aonterey, Mexico. Goodwin's
I as the grueling performance
iscles in the last few minutes
strongg H Line
tered the Rangers 15-0 which is
this season's high score.
The West Point hockey team
includes the son of General
"Blood and Guts" Patton on
Tom Burlington, Cleveland star,
is now the leading scorer in the
American Hockey League and is
closely followed by Wally Kilrea
of the Hershey Bears.
The Curtis Bay Coast Guard
-team have the following former
pro stars in their lineup name-
ly Frank "Zero" Brimsek.
(Bruins, Art Coulter. (Rangers),
Johnny Mariucci. (Black-
hawks), Alex Motter. De-
troit), Bud Cook. (Cleveland),
dit Pete Ponders-
HO IS BEST AW ATHLETE?
ETE PETERSON To go further we could take looking chap represented our In the same category with
sad sacks askqd me Pvt. George (Thunderbolt) Es- country in the Olympics as a Fowler comes Cpl. Sol Schech-
day as to how I posito, the halfback who stood boxer and also holds the world ter. Sol had a great career
e up the outstanding them all on their respective as a college basketball player
in Drew Field's ears last fall. But, while men- record in calisthenic situps. and later as a high school
This is a rather dif- tioning Esposito we would Getting tougher now: Comes coach. He had given up the
b on which to climb have to mention Pete (I don't now Lt. John (the cat) Fow- idea of active playing when he
t evolves vagueness, care) Pettiti, another halfback ler, high point man for the entered the Army, but once
clairvoyancy and who specializes in running AWUTC basketball team for that whistle started to blow the
black eyes. through brick walls. the past two seasons. This stocky guy put on a suit. He
first place one of Going down the list, how 'mild, meek, silent, cherub- is one of the reasons for the
visitors had the large about Buster Mott, former all- looking fellow has enraged op- great success of the AWUTC
the numbers, to ask. American halfback from Geor- posing basketball teams with team, On set shots and pass-
im," on the spot, I gia U. and refugee from the his uncanny and amazing abil-. ing this fellow is almost with-
was the best all- Green Bay Packers? ity to flip the ball into the out par.
ilete. This one takes But we run into stone walls hoop. Many times have spec- "Utah" Parrish has to come
if palm trees, in trying to pick this :Signal tators come to this unworthy in somewhere along this line.
re a lot of fine ath- Corps athlete. Take Lt. Vin- person before a game, while This football "one-man line"
to put the finger cent Lusardi, coach of the the boys were warming up, had a good deal to say about
older as THE best AWUTC varsity basketball and ask "Which is Fowler?" AWUTC's unbeaten football.
of those problems. team. The chap had an envi- When we would point him out record.
me the man and then able record with high schools and say, "Number 12," these But I see that it is time for
for several weeks- in New Jersey, tore apart all doubters vWould sneer, ."Are. retreat.
lid still have to face opposition in basketball and you kidding? He looks like a Sorry I can't name THE ath-
:st marshal when I football while at William and choir boy. No kidding, who lete this week. Have to cull
k. Several athletes' Mary, and then ended up as is Fowler?" over some more names.
ne before me. Take an end with the Detroit Lions When we told them that See youse all. next week.
eter Rossi for one. in football before shaking number 12 was Fowler they Author's note: How about
w is an expert swim- hands with Uncle Sam. would walk away in derision, you GIs sending'in your nom-
r, football player and Now we come to Cpl. Al But about five minutes later, nations and your reasons why.
wizard. Then we Brill. This fellow golfs, swims, after "The Cat" had chalked Limit your letters to 100 words
Sgt. E. W. Smith, tumbles and in general runs up about 10 points, these same and mail them to Pvt. Pete
the finest soldier the gamut of all athletics. But scoffers would come back and Peterson, AWUTC Special
these parts. Sgt. -I tell you this is-a tough job mumble, meekly, "Say, that Service, Drew Field. First
3 swims, basketballs of picking-how about Lt. E. little guy sure can nail 'em, prize is a recommendation for
not. P. Dee? This mild, young- eh?" a recommendation).
Pete "Dark Horse"
1st Regt. Confident
Sgt. Breaks P. T.
By. PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN
In a bold four-column spread
to the left, Pvt. Pete Peterson
begins beating around the mul-
berry. bush in naming' the out-
standing AWUTO athlete. Let-
ting youin on an "outside"
tip, Pete may soon' be nomi-
nated by this column as beiuh.-
the most outstanding ath]
on the Field.
A week ago Peterson refuseacto
drink coffee with the mob and
then took but one drag on a fag
and threw it away saying, "That's
my last cig, have to get in condi-
tion." Not taking him serious at
the time, we now anticipate his
return to the hardwood.. Tower-
ing six foot three inches when
pressed out, the Minnesota raw
boned cager cut some fancy capers
in his day of athletic competition.
The day he jumps center for a
Drew team, press releases will
pour from the Public ,Relation
Basketball enthusiasm in the
1st Training Regiment is run-
ning high. Lieutenant Rowland
Kennedy, Physical ,Training
-Officer of the Regiment, stated
that his Regiment will be in the
finish picture of a Dre'v Field
Cage Tournament. At the time
of his confab with ,us, the
league was in its infancy. Now
its a full grown problem with
Cpl. Bergman putting; plenty of
effort into keeping the league
Standout team in the loop is
the Company K, 2d. Battalion
basketeers who are leading the
loop with an undefeated, record.
The same quintet is playing in the
Tamoa City League as the 588th
SAW Battalion. Ackman and
Smith have been the outstanding
careers on Lt. Hoke's quintet.
The play of.Reubin Thomas and
Carl Kissinger for the Base De-
tachment five has made the team
a wall balanced unit. In the past
two Air Corps League playoff
games, Thomas hit the, scoring
range and also began bearcat
work under the backboards.
Kissinger is the boy wFio sets up
the Detachment attack with his
bac': court play. Lanky and ag-
gressive, the Base Detachment
five has molded into a smooth
quintet since taking a spanking
from the AWUTC varsity early in
The Cadets cage team in the
Air Corps League has been
strengthened with the addition
of Pvt. Bill O'Brien, and Cpl.
Jack Boyd. O'Brien was a
member of the AWUTG varsity
quintet before being ,accepted
for Cadet training. His cage
experience with the' Mnhattan
College frosh added to the
scrappy play of Boyd, a coal
cracker who earned quite a
reputation with St. Clair High
(Pa.) in the North. Schuylkill
cage league where basketball ip
played hard and fast, should
make the Cadets a powerful
second half team in the loop.
The new toe-touching record
set by Sgt. Louis Goodwin of the
5th Training Regiment is quite a
feat when you realize the number
of times "you". can touch your
toes. Total up 2,318 consecutive
times in 37 minutes and it's better
than one bend per second! Good-
win does not expect his P. T.
classes to be all record breakers,
but he does contend that the daily
calisthenics will immensely im-
prove the physical condition of
the Armed Forces.
All enlisted men and officers
of the 2d Training Regiment who
are interested in playing'bas-
ketball on -the Regimental team
are requested to contact Lt. Wil-
liam Enright. Special Service
officer, Ext. 2295.
Lt. Emanuel Abramson, assist-
ant PX officer, is attending a 25-
day refresher course in post ex-
change work at Princeton Univir-
ORLANDO INVADES DREW TONIGHT
LEAPING HIGH IN A MELEE under the hoop, Verne LaCoste (7) of the 594th Bomb
-Group quintet has outleaped all other cagers, but from the location of the sphere,
LaCoste bolted into space too soon. Action taking place in the first half semi-final
playoff for the Air Corps Basketball League championship with Base Detachment winning
29-24. Working from the basket out are Referee Joe Senick, LaCoste (7) 594th; Mike
Chihutski 3, and Carl Kissinger, Base Detach ment and Lt. "Pop" Fonts of the 594th.
Golf Tourney Draws Close
Deadline for entrants in the Drew Field Twilight Golf League is set for Tuesday,
February 8th, with Captain Charles W. Lyons, Base Physical Training Officer, announc-
ing that all team entry lists must be made at that time.
There will be no entry or greens fees charged for the tournament. Both officers
and enlisted men may participate in the tourney.
The golf course has been de-
veloped to the point where the BASE D WALLOPS
Rockey Point Golf Course is no DBASE D WALLOPS
longer meadow. Taking over
the course severalmonths ago, 594TH IN 2924 WIN
Lt. E. G. Metcalf Jr. of the Base T I S W I
Special Service Office, has built
the infant wimsy to a course
that the personnel o this Base Base Detachment's basketball squad, playing with the
may be proud to claim as their theory that if enough shots are tried from close enough
top notch link. range something is bound to happen, advanced into the
The new league is designed to league first half playoff finals against the 3d Fighter Com-
create hinter-organizational com-
petition for Base personnel who mand, beating off the bid of the scrappy 594th Bomb
already have some knowledge of Squadron team 29-24 in the Base Gymnasium Tuesday
the game, and it is expected to night. Base Detachment defeated 3d F. C. for the cham-
offer a convenient manner for
newsters to learn the finer art of pionship.
keeping the little white devil out With Andy Duncan, six foot, tling along at a fast pace in the
of the rough. Clubs for both left six inch center, planted under second period with never more
and right hand swingsters are both backboards to handle the than four points separating them.
available at the course clubhouse, rebounds, Base Detachment was Midway in the second period the
SU. _-, --4_i_. CuBom Souadron sured momern-
Organizations expected to en-
ter a team are Base Detach-
ment, 396th Bomb Group, Sta-
tion Hospital, AWUTC, Quarter-
masters, Ordnance, Sub Depot
and the 3d Fighter Command.
During the medal play, teams
will be split into twosomes and
tangle with twosomes from other
organizations. Scoring will be on a
bestball basis with one point for
each low nine and one point for
low match. Half points will be
SA trophy will be awarded to the
championship team of golfers.
Note to the "Mysterious Air-
WAC" who selects the best-
dressed guy: Most men acquire a
polish after a gal has taken a
shine to them.
able to pepper away xrom close "$ama uo -'... -"-'
range. The results proved the tarily into the lead. At the bot-
undoing of the 594th which was tom end of a 5-9 score, Lt. Fonts
seldom able to take a rebound tossed two field goals and a free
off the board. Alongside Duncan, throw to place his teammates on
Carl Kissinger and Rube Thomas top 10-9. The 594th never led
helped handle the rebounds and again, however. Base Detach-
the trio fired away with as many ment led 15-12 at halftime.
as four shots at times without In the second half the Base
losing possession of the ball. basketeers--pulled away, drawing
Although leading for less than up 27-17 at one point, but the
a minute of the game themselves, Bomb Squadron was in strong at
the 594th kept tossing long shots the finish, again rapidly closing
from outside the Base Detach- the gap.
ment defense, and never gave up BASE 594THi BOMB
DETACHMENT (29) GROUP (24)
the idea that they still would win .g.DETACHME t.. G ..p.
the game. John Columbo, Lt. chihuttsh.f 1 2 Coatp.f 2 1 s
Fonts and Dick Coats led the Atkins,f 0 O Levine. 0 0
594th's spirited attack right down D'iangr 1 9 MLaenck.c o o 0
to the closing minute and con- Reed,g 20 4 Columbo,g 3 1 7
stantly threatened their oppo- homas, 3 1 7 Hlnkle.,g 0 9
nents margin. Howellg 0Fonts.g 2 2
nents margin. Cahill.g 0 1 MecMnng 1 0
Both teams started slowly, bat- I2 a 29 to 4 24
D ECHOES Vitors Over
Drew Field's "All Star
cage quintet meets the vauni
ed Orlando Army Air Bas
basketeers tonight in th
Base Gymnasium at 8 p.m.
Page 15 Orlando has one of the mos
powerful cage teams of the Flor
ida Army Air Bases and hold:
the only victory scored over th<
LippyV ICKS MacDill Field Fliers crack bas.
I I P keteers.
S F r Drew coming up against the
u S Or mighty Orlando outfit will take
to the court with a standout
varsity that has come back after
PFir fS Pits 75-57 defeat at the hands of
Firs Place MacDill to score a 58-55 thriller
over the Bartow Army Air
The Chicago Cubs look Base.
like the best bet to cop the Recalling the brand of basket-
National League pennant this ball displayed by Drew at Mac-
Dill when the "hometown" Drew
season, according to Lippy gang ran roughshod in the firsi
Leo Durocher, Brook y n period to take a 24-6 lead onl3
Dodgers ma r. to see it boomerang back at their
Dodgers manager. when powerful MacDill reserves
Durocher went out on a limb were able to fill the varsity po-
for Jimmy Wilson's club when he sitions when needed in the all-
stopped in to talk with the out stretch scoring, that same
ECHOES sports staff Tuesday. Drew team should prove powerful
He and Danny Kaye, star of in the giant-killing role tonight
such Broadway smashes as Drew's lineup is pompbsed oJ
s"Ld n Thw san a s members of various outstanding
"Lady In The Dark" and "Let's teams on the base.
Face It," gave a show here Pvt. Andy Duncan from the
Monday night. Base Detachment has been the
As far as the Brooklyn Bums big man for Drew in their
are concerned, they shouldn't games played with the big time
finish worse than second, Duro- Florida Air Bases. Cpl. Sol
cher supposed. Lippy, of course, Schechter and Lt. Vince Lu-
made it clear his predictions were sardi from the AWUTC varsity
based on the teams at present. need no introduction to Drew
Anything can happen to a ball fandom as their outstanding
club's wartime personnel between set shot scoring and their de-
now and the opening game. fensive play have made them
feared and respected by all
If he hadn't lost Kirby teams they've met.
Higbe and Rex Barney, Duro-
cher believes, he would have S/Sgt. Ed Sitarz from the- 3d
had an excellent chance for Fighter Command teams up with
first place. Lt. Molinari of the AWUTC
cagers in the forward positions
Asked what he thought of the for Drew.
Giants' chances, Durocher shrug- Losing Lt. Fowler on an Army
ged his shoulders and snapped: routine shipping order, Drew lost
"Well, they finished in the cellar a high scoring point man, but
last year." with Duncan running wild, as he
Then he added quickly, as has been for the past several ball
though he were talking back to games, the Drew attack has been
a flock of umpires: "Of course, built around the hulk of "bones"
there is always the Phillies." that stretches "way up thar."
COMPANY K LEADS
IN BASKETBALL RACE
Contininuing to lead the pack in the 1st Training
Regiment Basketball League, Company K of the 2d Bat-
talion had to go all out to nose out Company G of the
same Battalion, 41-33 to remain undefeated.
Played in Rec Hall No. 3 Friday evening, Company D
of the 1st Battalion and Company R of the 2d Battalion
also won their games with Hq. Company of the 1st Battalion
and Hq. and Hq. Company of the 1st Regiment.
The Company K and Company
G battle was the best game of the his teammates. Weiner paced the
evening. Closely played through- office lads' scoring with six points.
out, the first-half score stood 22- CO. D, IST BN. (38) HQ. CO., IST BN. (16)
19 with Company K leading. f.g. I. nt.. ..g. nl: .v.
Adding to their three-point mar- Postef 1 i 2 capozzr 0 0 0
gin, Company K built its 41-33 rehanf I 0 6 Crowl, 2 0 4
W.Tones.f 1 0 2 Smith,f 0 0 0
victory about the scoring of Ack- Englishf 2 0 4 Weiner.e 3 0 6
man in the pivot position. Toss- Brennan,c 4 0 S Ferrarog 2 0 4
ing 13 points, Ackman was given Geer.g 5 o 0 2 Fgarty.g 1 0 2
considerable scoring aid by Smith Bertoty.g 3 0 6
and Karper who tossed nine and - -
seven points, respectively. 19 0 38 0 0 1o
Steffen of the Company G team In the third game of the eve-
was high point man for the eve- ning, Company R of the 2d Bat-
ning with 19 points. talion defeated Hq. and Hq. Com-
CO. K. 20 BN. (41) CO. C, 2D BN. (33) pany of the 1st Regiment 34-23
i.1. n. t.p. t.-. n. t.p. with Wennas and Laribee tossing
Jewel.r 2 2 0 Steffenf 1 19 12 and 10 points respectively to
Mitchell.r 2 0 4 Hochmanf 0 0
Smith.f 2 0 oeglemn,. 0 2 2 pace the Company R win.
Noll.f 0 0 0 scott,. 1 2 4 Doane tossed 13 points for the
Ackman.c 6 0 13 McGinnisg 2 0 4 Hqs. quintet to carry the brunt
Armstrong.e o0 6 0 SlIverllh.g 2 0 of their scoring.
Ka 'r 3 1 of their scoring.
Karpertg 3 2 7
Sargentg 1 0 HQ.&(34) IT
Brownsg 1 0 2 CO. R, 2D BN. (34) REGT. (23)
- L.g. n. t.p. f.g. 1f tp.
18 5 41 14 5 33 Wennas,f 5 2 2 2 Schabarkter 0 2 2
R. Carter.f 0 0 0 Morrison. 0 0 0
Company D of the 1st Battalion gIenta 3 Doanea n 1 i
tucked a 38-16 victory in their Morris.. 0 0 0 Taylor. 0 0 0
pockets in their tussle with Hq. H. rarkso 0 0 Kohnf 1 0 2
Company of the 1st Battalion S,rbo. 0 A0 lolt 4
when John Geer played a bril- Long,g 0 0 0 Gressmani 0 0 #
liant floor and scoring game. om1ah. 2 1 s Borso.g 0 0
Geer tossed five goals for Comn- JO"nosn 0 Hayden.,t 0-
pany D along with his feeding of is 5 34 i i a
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AN AMERICAN DESTROYER closes in on a Nazi sub somewhere in the
Atlantic and tries to ram it. An adroit turn by the U-boat caused the
warship to miss by a few feet. Shell fire, depth charges, and strafing by
destroyers and bombers finally sank the enemy raider after a battle that
lasted for twenty-seven hours. Official U. S. Navy photo. (International)
TELLS OF JAP ATROCITIES
Escaped from Japs
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S:AKING a laugn with pilots of his Mustang Squadron in England ua the
lone air fighter who recently broke up an enemy attack on U. S. bombers'
over Oechersleben, Germany-Major James H. Howard (second from
right), former Flying Tiger*in China. Single-handed, he took on over 30
Nazi planes and got two, plus two probables, plus two damaged. In the
picture are (1. to r.) Lts. William E. Pitcher, Spokane, Wash.; Franklin
E. Hendrickson and Edward Phillips, both of Springfield, N. J.; Maj.
Howard; Lt. Loren E. Long, Lagygne, Kansas. (International)
AMPHIBIOUS LANDING MOSTLY WET
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HORROR STORIES of how the Japs tortured, starved and murdered more
than 5,200 Americans and many more Filipino soldiers captured on
Bataan and Corregidor, have been disclosed in a joint Army-Navy state-
ment. Comdr. Melvyn McCoy, pictured with his wife and daughters in
Seattle, was one of the three officers whose experiences before he escaped
from the Japs form the basis for the report. (International)
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AMONG the Americans known to
have escaped from Jap prison
camps in the Philippines, according
to the joint Army-Navy report on
Jap atrocities, are (top to bottom):
Maj. Jack Hawkins, Roxton, Texas;
Corp. Reid Carlos Chamberlain, El
Cajone, Cal.; and Maj. Michiel
Dobervitch, Ironton, Minn. They
are members of the U. S. Marine
THAT THE LANDING of the Allied Fifth Army near Rome was amphibious
is shown here as Pfc. Bob Kearney (left) of New York and. Sgt. Jack
Malone of Modesto, Calif., wring out some of their water-soaked gear.
They had time to do this because of the slight Nazi resistance met on
the beach. Signal Corps photo via OWI Radiophoto. (International)
THE 'MARCH OF DEATH' AFTER BATAAN FELL
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BATTLE-WEARY, begrimed American troops are herded together by smirking Jap guards shortly after the fall
of Bataan. Through sickening dust and blazing heat, relates a joint Army and Navy statement just released,
the war prisoners were forced to march for almost two weeks to prison camps about eighty-five miles from
Bataan. Along the way, many of the men were beaten by their captors, starved, made to drink from filthy
streams, and shot to death when they fell exhausted by the roadside. (International)
A NEW RECORD for shooting down
Nazi fighter planes during a single
raid has been set by Sgt. James
'Hamilton of Georgetown, Ky., pic-
tured at his Flying Fortress tail gun
post. In the attack on Oechersleben,
Germany, he downed eight fighters
-maybe ten. (International)
GENERAL Ei_-enhower appointed
Maj. Gen. John C. 11. Lee .above)
his deputy commander in the Eu-
ropean Theatre of Operations in
addition to his duties as command-
ing general of the services of sup-
ply. He will be responsible for all
the administration and supply set-
up for U. S. invasion forces in the
United Kingdom. (International)