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ORLANDO PLAYS 'DREW ALL STARS TONIGHT IN G'(M Drew Field Echoes PICTURE STORY .OF COL. ASP PAGES 7, 8, 9, I 0 voL. 2, NO. 48 OFFICIAL DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUAY 3, 1944 COL. McCOY TAKES OVER Musso .Sops Soup . Bickel Who Mu'ssolini doesn't like to eat inpublic 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 }i'ield personnel at 8 p.m. at Service Club 1 next Thursday nigbf. Incidents about Mussolini, Hitle.t,.' Yamamoto and other Axis leaders more eyebrow-, raising,'than the soup-dunking act will be revealed by Bickel. Bi<;:kel, .. a resident of Sarasota, has interviewed Il Duce six times and Hitler twice: He is on terms with most of the world' s : rulers, and is tl!e. author of the :fiFst syndicated biography of Mussolini. he relates his. inside story o n 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 important news -services in the world. He started in the journalistic 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 wihd and rain to cover the courthouse beat for the Sarasota Herald-'Tribune. will visit Drew Field under -the sponsorship 'of_ tl:ie ECHOES Forum, which brings to Drew personnel _' im[portant per sons in sports, science, journalism, religion.. Fire Gives free _, 1 I' Film Duc ats There are ten free books of theater tickets waiting to be picked up by the who really .know their rules. suys $ 50._000'onds, That's the latest word from Lt. assistant Sp. loris A coupon book, entitiing the bearer to 10 admissions to any The Post Exchange has units f9r recreational purposes War Departmeht theater here, . . . have been mailed . The dividend will be awarded to 10 enlisted done It agam-l!>y buymg Its W;as alsoin addition. to a $16,000 men who can. most accurately $50 000 worth of se-fund set for Base tecreaanswer : a forthcoming G 'b d 1 tional activities, such as tennis naire to be distributed through nes war on s. . courts, baseball diamonds and tp.e ECHOES. will This latest purchase makes sport equipment._ Ne w Mail Clerk I be the sponsorship of the tcital of $100 000 'in Gov-Capt. E. B. Dailey, Drew Field's Base Fue -Marshal, MaJOr GuY; .. PX h war bond officer, said the Post S f Wth M B. Lynes. t . the. as Ex.change wail allowed to b1:1y na U I en. The contest will consist of ap. in-' "the last 'four :brily Go:\(ernment security, and proximately 15 questions. Both mciriths. : hil) .chbice of wai' bonds the Wh t ha d t p t D ld direct qUE!stions and multiple . best-investment: he knew. a ppene o v ona choice will be useol All' ques-Authonzed by CoL _B. Speakii;Ig men, Capt. tions will pertain to the rules 4sp, then Ba,se commandi!lg of.said:. the of SAW Battalion on his first day and regulations of fire prevention flCer, and the PX council, the. this Field to Imhate ot mcrease as n,ail orderly should never have and fire fighting as advocated by bondcs wWer_e11. class B allotments among, all mili-the Base Fire Marshal. Lt.. oL lam II!". ye, Emance tary personnel. Everyone can happened even to a lowly KP . 1 officer. Capt. Donald S . vans, help a little pusher! Only enhsted men are ehgible PX officer, completed the trans_ ___ On that eventful day, not a to compete. action. X single piece of mail arrived! Watch the ECHOES for further The latest purchase of .bonds p CutS Of course it was not Ha,slow's information regarding the contest came after a 50-cent. diyidend fault, but the looks he received -and in the meantime, get out from Post Exchange profits h?-d st ' I t s I that day.were harder than Tojo's-the fire rule book and start been declared for every man on lmU (I e a eS heart. studying.. Drew Field. Checks to company-3 .Peas ia:-Pod 'Get' Sarge ,"to ., CANNING jacks make a good but whe11 a Drew Field f.rrst sergeant has three identic!al j'acks answering roll call the sHuation is snafu. the opinion of 1st Sgt. Harold Reinfeld who has triplets in his company. The trio is _Jeff, Wally and Charley Martin, identical even to their. pfc. stripes. R einfeld bosses Comanpy D, 1st Training Regiment, and his optics weren't bathed in beer when the three khaki counter p:.-.rts reported fo1 duty. Price reducti9ns in PX soda andW.ilet have stimufated sales with the big dime coke a nick-el taking the weil'deserved -rush about_ stores, Capt: Donald S. Evans, PX offi. cer, yesterday. The deflationary theme began last week. Along with the ,. new big cok'es weiit milk shakes from 15 to 10 cents, and malts from 20 to 15 cents. Tooth paste and shaving creams have cut along with shoe polis_ll and . "The soldier i s getting even more for his money," Capt. Evans said. "W e want to make our stotes the best place to shop in the world." Officers' Wives Offer Free Mendin9 to Gls SUCCEEDS A SP As coMMA-NDER OF DR.EW .fiElD Colonel W ende)l B. McCoy, commanding officer of La,ke Charles Army Air Field, La., assumed command of Drew Field Monday,-suc ceeding Col. Melvin B. Asp, whois awaiting another as-signment. ... A command_ pilot, combat ob-'server a!).d technical observ:er, CoL McCoy is Drew's second commander 'since the Base was established iri September, 1941. ,A World War I veteran, he played an important part in unit mg the airlines for military trans port and cargo service at the beginning of the present conflict. He' accomplished this work while serving in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Atmy Air Forces, Washington, from 1940 to 1942. S'IJARTE.Q AS PFC. Born at Eufala, Ala., May 16, 1896, he ,was _graduated from Riv erside Military Academy, Gainesville, Ga. In. August, 1917, he en tered the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps as a private first-class. .Colonel McCoy_ received his flight. training in 'Italy and won (Continued on. Page 11)_ Lieut. Weds Girl'Abroad ByProxy First -Lieutenant John n.. Lowe Jr.; 25, of the Casual :Qetachmerit, 1st Training Regt., and his bride, British W AAF captain, were separated by the Atlantic on their wedding 'night, last Monday. 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 Tampa area. Standing -in for Capt. Chapman was Lillian Bridges of Orlando, who also was attorney-in-fact. It' s 'the first milita1y wedding by proxy I eve1 per formed," said Judge Cornelius. "Yell, it's a legal ceremony," he. added. Last January 6 Capt: signed a two-page legal document authorizing Miss Bridges to represent her at the wedding. Forming a part o f the record i n the ceremony was writte n testimony by Lt. Lowe and Capt Chapman, vowing their love .:for each other and expressing their desire to .ved by proxy. "I can't tell 'em apart," he admits. "When I call Martin it make;; no difference which one appea1s. They're all the same to me." Circumstances beyond their control, the couple stated, lire vented their joining hands in a marriage ceremony, but the thousands of miles b e twee n All enlisted men who have them had not weakened the clothing in need -Df mending or bonds of love. minor alterations, or who need The are 19 years old and ba, e b e e n in the Army since May. Th<-y asked for early induction b r ?heir draft board so they :;!i enter-the Army tol C on Page 11) TIPSY? Take a look at this triple e xposure and join the wagon brigade. 'That's what many a Drew soldier 'thinks when he runs i nto the Martin tripl-ets, who are identical so many ways 'their first sergeant a prospect for the mental hygiene ;unit. chevrons or insignia sewed on Lt. Lowe and Capt. Chapman may avail themselves of free met in England while he was sewing servic e rendered by the on overseas duty. Lt. Lowe gave Officers wives' Sewing Club. his address as Rochester, N. Y. Clothe s should be left at Chapel Capt. Chapman's address is No. 1 before 8 o'clock each Tues Bawdsey Manor, near ''Voodday morning. bridge, Suffolk, England.

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PAGE T\YO DREW FIELD ECHOES, FEBRUARY 3 1944 DaHyNamesDefy These FiVe 'On Their Toes' Muddled Phoners With Double Talk Names around the Fifth E s h Training Regiment headquarYen G Oe ters brought a nerve shatter1 ing incident to the attention Horn Won 1 of the Special Service, the Physical Training and the G I 553d I Orientation Sections o the e n Regiment. All the sections are under the By PVT. ROBERT YEAGER. same roof and occu,py the same Even a horn can' t squeeze corner of the S-1 building. And! 60 soldiers mto a water wagon ... also use the same phone. Now and men of the 553d Company A, come the names. were glad to get back to Drew Th C 1 L th and showers. ere IS a P owe Ill e Isolation is one of the necesPhysical Training Dep't snd a sary evils of OT anda forest Cpl. Stein in Special Service.-becomes very lonely and the That's not bad so far. But! swell hospitality extended us by There's a Cpl. Lowenstein in residents of Brewster really Orientation. There'S nothing the helped our morale. staff dreads so much as to have Brewster came to the rescue someone call and ask for Cpl. by giving us use o f a large Lowenstein.. empty home with a swell show-An inquiry as to whether the er. (A shower can be very wante<;I Cpl. Lowe and Cpl. lovely on OT). Stein has, more than often, con-fused the party to the extent And just as important were the where they" hung up doubtless lovely Brewster girls. Pvt. convinced that they'd' gotten the Taber claims that the girls were number of the Mental Hygiene better for his morale than the Unit by error. showers. Pvt. Chic Vandervoort Moving out of the combination claimed that a shower was better of. names we find that signatures for his morale as you could take also have the quiet little corner a shower to a foxhole. T/5 Donin a hubdub. ovan is a diplomat. He said be Lieutenant Damon E. Eckles, of the Orientation unit, initials his documents "DEE." Unfor tunately, Lt. E. P. Dee, Physical Training Officer, also signs his. liked the Brewster showers and girls. The Recreation Hall in town had a goodly portion of the 1st Platoon represented every night. name officially as "DEE." There wasn't a rug to cut but Marriage Spurs Soldiers'looks Says Prying WAC In fact. it has the ECHOES con-the boys scraped the wood quite tributor of 5th Training news also a bit. Sergeant Clark was the rnistake:p.ly addressed. Corporal "Fred Astaire" and his twinRobert Gould is now spoken of as kiing fe.et won the admiration Cpl. Ghoul and Cpl. Drool. of the feminine contingent. Pvt. A wife,.working as a driver (Drooling isn't it?) Johnny Rosak who assists in the on' th b th f Thinking Lt. Sickbert, Special cooking department the pia-. e ase, IS e reason or Service Officer, to be immune to toon also cooked up some fancy the shining appearance of the disease the staff became a dishes in town (are you listen-C mass of quivering section eight ing, Virginia?). pl. Elmer Hopkins, one o 'In and Ouf Stars 595th Transferee By CPL. HARBERT TARGUM One former member of om 595th squadron, CpL F. Regan, really came intc the squadron and left in <1 hurry. he was blissfully enjJying his furlough, to the changes. Lt. Wheeler of 59Stb 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' coupl! will be seen in the. vicinity of 595th Communications barracks. since Sgt. Irving Rubin. has, turned from paying hrs brother a visit in South Carolina. Rubin is very happy about the whole thing, but his coworkers are a little inquisitive about one point. Just .what .are your iiltentions, Rubin? Are your pals to get rides. in style to the line, or is a certain little fascinating "Mable". some where hereabouts? Anyhow, good luck and take it. easy! S/Sgt. Edwin D-THIRD/! off "Punchy?" I understand that a few GI gentlemen in the wee hours of the morning gave S/Sgt. "Schnozzle" 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 recovery to Sgt. "MP" Thomason, Cpl. Buxton, Cpl: Laine, Cpl. "I'll Bet You" Rose, and Cpl. Bucke Iiow 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. Gu!U)er -No wotny gets .all the grease on his coveralls and yet keeps his bands and face clean. : The Brain Trust of the Squadron. Sherm Daily mUst have left h i s brains at home the .day be took the Transportation Examination. Shame on you

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PAGE FO.UR DREW FIELD ECHOES Official Publication Drew Field P. 0. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. Thursday, February 3, 1944 COL. WENDELL B. McCOY Air Base Commander DREV't} FIELD ECHOES 1S a Post Exchange Activity, publiz h e d 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, 194.2, Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Unit Newspapers, Maior 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. b etween Aves. A and B. Building No. 14B-03 Telephone. extension 2287. DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper S ervice, War Department, 205 E. 42 St., New York City, Credited material may not be re published withot.t permission frcm Camp Newspaper Service. (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, enli::;ted man. Air-WAC and civilian em ploye of Drew Field, offers a hearty wel come to Col. .Wendell B. McCoy, our new commanding officer. At the same time, we bid adieu to Col. Melvin B. Asp, who was the first CO and who worked diligently for than two years to bring it from a cow pasture to its present status of fj,rst-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, ni.ilitary master of Europe about 100 years ago, once made a deter mined effort to recruit American riflemen .for his European army. He made the 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 depeil.dent 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 the group. 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 rrU.llion 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 1:11s. They're guarding our morale, our morals, and our comfort, with the hospitality of the USO. It's a real "home away fr-om home," and we're mighty grateful. DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944 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 )ohn 3:16 might well. mean just this: That "God so loved YOUR little world, and YOUR little world, and YOUR world, that He ,gave Hl.s 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 kno-ws man, 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. Tha. t is why you are so important that you may be called a world unto yourself. 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 leav:e the room; the child was not asleep. He raised up and inquired: "Daddy, what are you going to do with my world?" The words stabbed the father' s mind. Later, he confessed to us that before he could answer his son's ques tion: "What are you going to do with my world?" He must first ask himself the question: "WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY WORLD?" That is the place to begin with world. reconstruction. Before we can contribute anything toward the stabilization of the nations of earth, we must ask ourselves this searching question: "WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY WORLD?" Weekly Religious Services Sunday, February 5 CHAPEL LOCATIONS Chapel 1-A ve. c and 8th St. Chapel 2-A ve. E and 6th St. Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St. Chapel4-Ave. L and 2d St. Chapel 5-Ave. N and 2d St. Chapel 6-Closed. Chapel 7-Ave. M and E 1st St. Chapel 8-Ave. N and 5th St. Chapel 9-Ave. K and 5th St. Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d St. Station Hospital Chapel Bldg. B-9. MONTHLY COMMUNION (First Sunday) Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and 8 a.m., Chapel 4 Presbyterian, 8 a.m., Chapel 3. Methodist, 9::).5 a.m., Chapel 3. Lutheran, 9 : 15 a.m., Chapel 4. Baptist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 5. PROTESTANT General Protestant Services, Hi:30 a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and 8 a m., Chapel 4. Lutheran; 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4. Evening Services, 7 p m., Chapels 3, 4, 5 and ). Station Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-9: Morning worship, 10:15 a m .; evening worship, 6:30 p m.; Bible Hour, 6 : 30 p.m. Christian League Elects Officers 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. Thursday; Daily Prayer, 12:45 p.m. WEEKDAY Noon-day Christian Service Men's League, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel 5. JEWISH Wednesday 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a m., all in Chapel 3; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m., Base Hospital. Monday, Tues-' day andTuesday, 5 : 15 p m., Chapel 3. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Sunday serviCes at 9:15 a .m., Chapel 1; Monday and Thurs day conferences, 4 to 7 p.m., Chapel 1. CATHOLIC Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m. Station Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-9; 8 a.m., Chapel 2; 9 a.m., Chapels 2 and 5 ; ll:l\0 a.m. Chapel 4; 6 p m., Chapel 2. Weekday Masses: 7:30 a.m., Sta tion Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-9; 6 p m Chapel 4; 6 p.m., Chapel 2 (except Wednesday). Confessions, Saturday 4 to 6 p m and 7 to 9 p m . Chapels 2 and 4; 7 p m .Station Hospital. Special Jewish Service Jan. 9 A special service for Chamisho Osor BishVat (the 15th of the I:Iebrew month Shvat) will be held at Chapel 3 Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p .m. The service will be followed by a reception with appropriate fruits, such as figs and dates. Members of the Tampa chapter of Junior Hadassah will be on hand as hostesses. Services will be conducted b y Chaplain Pinchos J. Chazin. Communications to 1bis column must beax, for publication, the correct name and organization of the writer. Short letters are most inteFeSting, aftd the right is reserved to eut whett spaee limitations peqttitle. .. Mcne Human Interest Dear Sir: For a long time now, I've been spending a swell half-hour just reading that free ad page. you're featuring. There's real ;hu1TI-or in the ads, as well as some very useful items advertised. It's a grand service for :the Se!;'vice Man. . But, my dear sir, when someone -write/ 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, yoU. 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"? CONFUSED CORPORAL Good idea, Corporal. The salam. i man was shipped out, so you'd better. stick to liverwurst. The boy with rings blushes, but won' t confess. The "eight beat" boy is a son,g-writer and He fo'l),nd his musician. From now. on, :we'll -give you an occasional story to bolster. out of-the-ordinary ads:-ed. Likes WACs Food Dear Sir: A few days ago I was invited to dinner in the WAC mess hall by a WAC friend 'of mine, and I'd like to take advantage of your G Ideas column to voice my appreciation of this. It's really a swell deal all the way around, and the food is par excellence. The grease didn't even dry and harden on the tray before we ha<;l finished eating, which shows up many of our own messes. Thanks to this liberal policy among the WAC personnel! .1 Sincerely yours, PVT." FRANK LYNN TIPP Special Projects Office Gls Should Pick Up Gls Dear Sir: 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 in picking up soldiers than soldiers themselves. Granted -every soldier has seen enough of the. GI uniform' and heard enough of <;XI conv:ersation, but it burns one's butt to see so much pontifical prejudice among even enlisted car owners. _Officers on the whole, to my experience, have proved to have a more decent atti tude toward this than EM. Let's get in this thing a little farther, and make an effort to rid. e out with a full car, fellows. None of us are shrieking with delight 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. Sincerely, PFC. GEORGE GRETSCH They're Open Now Dear Editor: -. How are we supposed to get out dry cleaning 1111 when we haven't the time? There are of us who work all day, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The only time we can get our cleaning is during the lunch hour. Why can't they make arrange ments to have the shop open during lunch hours? PFC. ANDREW BAYKOWSKY Hq. Co. Hq. Det., A WUTC Better try again, Andrew. We gave it the double check and found the clean,ers open during noan. However, it was closed a couple of days during the noon hour, due to help shortage-you know, the flu.-Ed. Service Club Meals Dear Editor: I am new on the field, and have a question that I wish some one would answer for me. Why is it that the fellows are not allowed to take their "wives or children to the Service Club for lunch? I have been on quite a number of fields and have always been able to do this. I would appreciate it if some one would give me a logical explanation. SGT. ROBERT HIPKINS Because of the limited facilities at the Service Club and the large number of troops desiring to eat there, a ruling had to be made to make sure that the enlisted men were accomodated. -Ed.

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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944 PAGE FIVE POSTERS TELL STORY Color Cards Dramatize Air Warning "Aircraft Warning the Job!" Emphasizing that the .Wax Orientation section of A WUTC 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 A W SHOW TIE-IN The posters, in brilliant and effective colors, are designed to build pride of organization among peisonnel in A W and show the tie-in between Aircraft Warning and Air Corps pilots. Under the direction. of'Lt. Fred Babbin,'War Orientation officer, three Special Service artists are working on the poster series-T/ 4 Seymour KapIan, Cpl. ,Herman Block and Pvt. Leslie Walton . After their original sketches have been approved, the Reproduction section, under Lt. John B Bellows; takes over. Though little publicized in the past, the Reproduction shop has -bec.ome an impurtant part of AWUTC. Started in April, 1943; "'ith 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 department, Today there are 12 en listed men in the organization, doing all the machine. duplicat ing work. and art work for A WUTC . Located at 2d and J, it is a busy shop, whfch may be illustrated by a sign which appears on the entrance: "If you don' t have anything to. do, don't. do it here." TV A EXECUTIVE The machine duplicatio.g de partment consists .of seven men, heade d by Cpl. Frank Carey of Nashville, Tenn., who was in charge of the reproduction unit of TV A before the serv-ice. Others are: Pvt. Bob Eld of Minneapolis, Minn. former repairman. for the National Cash Register Co.; Cpl. Frank Freese, master printer, formerly night foreman of the Daily Racing Tab in old Noo Y.awk; 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 Washington, D C.; 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 years: 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. Richard" -Kerr, draftsman and silk screen expert from Dallas; Cpl. George Welsh, who did similar work at Philadelphia for Sun 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 training films. All types of graphic art work are done in this department. Lately, the silk screen process has been developed and is proving quite successful in developing posters and training aids. Lt. B"ellows, whose home is St. Paul, Minn., has a capable administrative assistant in Pfc. Herbert Rees; chief clerk and supply man. In life, Rees was a sales man at Leesburg, Ohio. Washburns Are Three Pvt. Joe Washburn, whose reg. ular duties are in the A W 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. ACE ARTIST at the A WUTC 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. Damiani formerly owned a studio in New Yoi-k. 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?) e serve a "thank you"-a big one, EVER HEAR Mickey Dugan, too. that man who makes with the fists (and what fists-they're LOOKIN' AROUND the office, like hams, no k;iddin'), tell an I notice that noose is still waitin' Irish joke? His real name may for me. They've named it the be Kancler, but his humor is "Complaint Department" (strictly' strictly of the Dugan, O'Harri-for Adam's complaints against the gan, O 'Brien variety. Good, too editor), and they keep tellin' me -His brogue would make that to "step in." What would they cop on the corner back in old do without me? (I' m only askin' New York certain he'd be eatin' MYSELF-those guys have anstew for dinner. The jokes? Well, swers for everything.) we won't be repeatin' 'em here (am I kiddin'? This job may n .ot 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 strictly bar-room-naturally. ) Sleek Chassis Sells War Bonds Cpl. Alan Conkling, Special Service entertainer aiding in THEY TELL ME the USO is the bond drive on pay day, had celebrating its third anniversary A W's Hq. Co. boys in a dither this week. Yup, they're about to as he described one of the two go into their fourth year of servfeat m;es on the program. ice to the men in uniform. their "Just look, fellows," cooed sisters in. the service (well, that Conkling, "look at the way she's Air WAC I dated last night told put together. That chassis .. me her only interest in me was the graceful lines ... the way sisterly), and wives of the Army it's rounded ... everything in and Navy. the right place. Men, look what EVER STOP TO THINK just your bonds will buy. Ste p up, how much the USO does for you -who's next?" -or could do for you? (Their They're still wondering if doors are always open-It's your Conkling was describing the 16-fault if you don' t walk in. ) Next ton armored car on display .. time you clap for the USO-Camp or curvacious, blond Betty Ann show at the bandshell-thank; the Tillis, Tampa vocalist, who was USO. When that pretty hostess selling bonds at a nearby table. at one of the downtown clubs .. D W B d (they always leave me to doze in s.ck Sold.er emon ar on the corner ... don' t know why) offers to sew your stripes on for Salesman Pushes 568th to $8,300 you (what stripes? rm dreaming Drops Dentures 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-By SGT. GEORGE A. WELLS yeah, you've got it-visit -the T d th l l "t" uso. ampa, an o er oca I 1es WHEN YOU wANT to go to a where the sale of War Bonds party, but haven' t the date or the dough-look; up the USO schedule may be boggmg down, would in the ECHOES (there you are, do well to employ the serv.. Lik_e it?), hop a bus hitch-hike, then .. Am I kid-A soldier who dropped his uppers 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. ices of Lt. Jack C. Weinstock, din'?) and there you are. d bo d l f h Yeah, and they're open for 19 New 'Jockeys' emon n sa esman o t e at every good-sized bus 568th. or railroad station when you're on furlough. (Well, not all First Nineteen men of the 576th Sig. Sergeants are like mine. ) When AW Bn., 4th Training Regiment, you get overseas (me, I'm just are potential "jeep jockeys," havthe lad Drew can't do without) ing been assigned to Chauffeur' s the USO-Camp shows will be School this week: 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 mark. 'There's a bright red bar on the breast of many a 568th soldier now. Last Thursday,. in an impressive ceremony followinga re---------------view of the 2d Training Regiment, Colonel Robert N. Kunz awarded good conduct medals to the following men of the 568th: ti?-ere, too. Women and everything Cpls. James Howe, Don Smith, -and it's all free to you, James Ellis, Charles Morton, Earl Nice? Let's give 'em a hand. And McNeely and Ronald Furness; when we do drop in to _the USO, T/5s John Pope, John Wake, Gar let's remember to thank 'em for don Backman, John Folliard, Ed what they're doing. You and I Flynn, Ed 'Fellerson, Robert may grip' e a lot about a lot of Searles and Richard Turner; Pfcs. civilians who are out to "take" John McCormick and John Wood; us, but these folks are here to Pvts. Harold Gunderson, Dave help us and they damn well de-Berhowitz and John Young. Dedication Of The Sefer Torah Mantel By PFC. EDITH B. WU..LIAMS This Sefer Torah Mantel is Indeed a lovely thing! Embroidered
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, FEBRUARY 3, 1944 PAGE SIX WhatToD.oOnDr. SJlt : z.:..r_,,., .. ... ,.., ... : .::;::.o:,:.;.:.-:. .. *."::;: .. .. "'.:w.. :=- . :.:':-: .. .. :--::::.==r .... uso TODAY TODAY 7 p .m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club, sup7: 30 p.m.-Bridge Tournament, 1008 Kay St. per, 607 Twiggs St. 8 p .m.-Parish Night, Bingo, Madison St. Dancing party, 710 Harrison (Negro). P"tio dance, 214 North Blvd. TOMORROW 506 8 p.m.-Chess ;md Checker Tour naments,YMHA, Ross and NeSt braska Aves. 8:30 p .m.-Formal dance, for offi. cers, Elks club, Florida and Madison. 10:30 Mothers Class; 607 Twiggs St. Party, Christian Service ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts. TOMORROW POST THEATERS .:j:i?tt.i::. . . ' . To conserve paper, mimeographed theater schedules no: lorigex : THEATER .. 'No. 8-8 p.m. sts, SUNDAY JUATINEES .. No. 3-2nd St. & Ave. K .. c : No. 7-1 p .m. No. 4-1st St. between N 'llo '-A ves. 'Nos. 1, 2 und '3..::...2 p .m. No. between F &,.'G-, 'A.v .es. 7:30 p .m.-Art for Fun, 607 Twiggs St. 9:30 p m .-New Year's Eve Watch party. Nos. 4 and 6-3 p.m. No. 6-N Ave . between 7:30 for Drew Field WEPNESDAY MATINEE 7-Camp _'::f .. men, :1!008 Kay St. (Negro); No. 7-l.p.m. No. 8-West area. :. also Christian Servl.ce Center, .. .. Tampa and Tyler Sts. You needn't tell TODAY Theaters 3 and:': .if:\ SATURDAY, FEB: 5 8 : 30 p .m.-Hi 11 bi 11 y band, Twiggs St. 8 p.m.-Watch Night Service. EVERYTHI_NG. you see! Theaters 1 and 5 RACKET MAN: (See 607 Christmas party at American _____ .;.___;_....:..--.,----.,---l\1ADAME CURIE: Greer Garson, Featurette; Legion Service Men's Club,. Walter Pidgeon; RKO-Path. e or Cartoon. . .\ .. ; "> .:c; ;. Open House, 506 -Madison St . Party Night, dancing, North Formal dance,-21';l North Blvd. SUNDAY, FEB. 6 9 : 30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506 Madison St'. Coffee Hour,. 706 Twiggs St. 3 p.m.-Philharmonic Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs St . 4 p.m.-Fireside Party Hour, 214 North Blvd. 5 p.m.-Supper, 821 S Rome Ave. 7 p.m.-Club Sing; 214 North Blvd. 7:15 p .m.__.::. :Let's Discuss," 607 Twiggs 8 p .m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd. MONDAY, FEB. 1 FEB. 5 19 Men R e ceive' 2 and 1 United seamen's Service CenLIFEBOAT; Tallulah Bankhead, above); ter, Eagle and Parker Sts.-all / Henry. Hull, William Bendix; MONDAY ... A d H Sportscope; Terry -Todn. ... .. day celebration and merrymak Th 3 d 4 Th t 1 d 5 . war s 1 n qs. eaters pn .:. ea ers an ,,. .. i:-' Christmas Party, Double Feature: STANDING ROOM. ONLY.: -:.(See Elks Club, Florida Ave. and SPIDER. WOMEN: Basil. Rath-cast above); Madison St. bone, Nigel Bruce; CASANOVA Magazine;RKO-Pathe "Ne:W.s. 8:30 p.m:-Feature Movie and 2nd Tn' g.' Re' gt INB. BUJRLESHQUE: Joe E . Theaters 2 Camera Clnb, 2 14 Nor. t h Blvd. rown, une avoc. Double Feature:. ' : .. Coffe 706 Twiggs St.. Theaters 6 and. 8 .TIMBER QUEEN: 7:3'1 p.m.-Soldiers chorus, Cht:is. By PVT. JOHN KRAVE.TZ A GUY NAMED JOE: Spencer Mary Beth Hughes, tian S.ervice Center; Tampa and Tracy, Irene Dunne; RKO-BEAUTIFUL BUT .. BROKE: Florida Sts. Nineteen enlisted men of Pathe News; "March of Time. John Hubbard, J.Oan ; Davis; 8 p.m .......:open House, YMHA, Ross the Headquarters. Company TOMORROW Theaters 3 and Nebraska Aves. f th 2d T R t Theaters 1 and 5 HAPPY GO DUCK'f: _,::(, S .ee SUNDAY FEB 6 e rammg egtmen RACKET MAN: Tom Neal above);. Pete Smith: Cartoon; 2 p .m.-Sewing ,Class, 607 Twiggs I were presented with either Jeanne B'ates; Featurettes; va..: Merrie Melodies;" Re-St. 1 p .n1.-0pen .House, Tampa and Good Conduct Ribbons .or riety News; Color _Cartoon. view. . ..... : ... :;' ... 7 p.m.-C I a s s i c a I Music,607 Tyler Sts. Th t 2 d 7 Th 6 d Twiggs St. P m .guest 'hour 710 : Drivers and Mechanics Med-LIF E er(sS an t b ) : eaters Q n .,. a ;.:,.-8 p.m.-Games, ping-pong tour2 ' 1 1 . ee. cas a ove MADAME' CURIE:' : .nament, .YMHA, Ross and Ne-Harnson St. Club, as at a Reg1menta Parade Sportscope; Terry Toon. above); . . braska Sts. game:., 506 Madison St. Saturday Colonel Theaters 3 and 4 Debating Club (1st and 3d o Mothers on } -.';1\ll;errie St. Tyler Sts, Time. -v ,. . MONDAY, FEB. 1 awarded to. Corporals George. Theate. rs 3 an d 4 Melodies; Sports .Revfew:f,_.; 8 Service Center, 214 A = 1 North Blvd. 7 : 30 p m .-Symphony Orchestra A. Cole and Ralph L . Johnson; MAPAME CURIE: (See cast WEDNESD Y, FEB:-: 9 .. Photo Club ( 1st and.3d weeks), 'practice, Tampcand TYler Sts ... and Pfcs. James W. Bland, Rob: -(above);. RKO-Pathe News. Theaters 1 an'C:( 5,: ... 214 North Blvd. 8 p.m.-Ping-p(mg. tournament, ert H. Jesse and Frank G. DallTheaters 6 and 8 JANE EYRE: Oi'sdl:i W'elies, Dramatic Club ( 2 d . l.d 4th) YMHA,. Ross and Nebraska man . Mechanics. were' D\'iu .ble,.Feature: Joan Fontaine; Qom!'ljuhity 8 ... 3wOe_epk.ms).:..:c14omNmorunthi.Btylvds.Ing,. 506 Aves. awarded to Sgt Peter J Zam SPIDER WOMAN: (See.cast Sing; RKO-PatheN.ews,: .:.> Dance, 1008 Kay St. . . above); CASANOVA IN BUR. . ... Madison St. bos, Cpl. Marion. s. Bowman LESQUE: .(See cast above). Theaters 2 cind 7'':;' Typing Class; 710 Harrison St. TUESDAY, FEB . S and. Pfc. w Morgan. SUND.AY,.FEB. 6 MADAME CURIE:. ":. (i3ee '.cast (Negro). 6 : 30 Girls chorus, above); RKO..:Patlie .NE!ws. Couples Party Night, 607 Twiggs 10.08 Kay St. of our crew are miss:Theaters' 1 and 5 3 9 p.m.-Chess. Club, 214 North 7 p .m.-Tampa Chess Club, Deing" ... Treatments in the GoldSTANDING :ROOM ONLY: ]!'red . . .Blvd. Soto Hotel. bricks Haven: are the orders of MacMurr;iy, P aulette Goddard, STANDING ROOM'o'NB: ::.(See. 9:30 _p.m.-Educational Movie and 8 p .m.-Bowling tourney, YMHA, the day for T /Sgt. Howard .G: Roland Young. Army_ Navy cast above); Army.::NavYi:.S ereen Typing Class. 710 Harrison St. Ross and. Nebraska Ayes. Quinn, Cpl. Festus B. Screen Magazine; RKO-Pathe Magazine; WEDNESDAY, FEB; 9 8 :15 p.m ...-:Dance, and Pfc. Edgar :1. Crooli;. : The News. Theaters 6 arid: : S\ 7 p m ; Dance instruction, 214 ditoritim. trio is missed around tliis. 'head-' Theafers 2 and" 1 HAPPY GO LUCKY:;; : cast WEDNESDAY,. FEB. 9 quarters and all three a i e 'wishe d A GUY NAM,.:D JOE: (see cast above); Pete. Smith: C:j.rtoon; a .speedy recovery. Anotl:j.er inem.. above); RKO Pathe News; Merrie Melodies; 7 : 30 p .m.-Ping-pong tournament, ber of this Regiment is also hos., March of Time. view. I .. North Blvd. 7 : 30 -p.m.-Glee Club practice, 507 1008 Kay St. pitalized, namely, Pfc. Michael 8 p.m.-Community sing, YMHA, or the 766 _th AW Com-uso to' Ce' leb' ra te Twiggs St. 8 p.:m.-Danc<;!, 506 Madison St. Ross and Nebraska Aves. P Y . . 9 :Hi p.in.Cam era Club and have been cut and Square Bridge instruction 214 North tra.nsfered to Cadet' status Bridge, 214 North Blvd. Spanish Class, 710 Harrison St. (Negro) . Hit Parp.de, r Sing f & dancing, 607 Twiggs St. Blvd. a:p.raiting training are Corporals Birthday With Gala' Progr,ams Hospital STORK CLUB Radio Program By Dr ew Field MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 12:oo Noon Treasury Star Parade, featuring popular radio stars. Lynn. Schilb, Francis Buchinsky, Robert Forgraves arid Ralph E Dustin . In case you fellows fail to receive a Valentine from. the extra special person, our advice This week-end, USO will is, "see the Sky Pilot." celebrate its third anniversary, We.: are all awaiting the rewith activities foi: turn of. Lt. Hueckel and Pfc. Robert Jesse who have motored one. along the Coast Line Highways Next Friday evening, .Feb. 4, a to an up-state New York fur-big USO Birthday Dance will Girl, 8 pounds,. 7 ounces, to Flight Officer (Base Hq. Detach), and Mrs. William J Skaggs, January 26. Boy, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, to Cpl. (Co. A, 552d SAW Bh. ) and Mrs. Russell M Moore, Janw.iry 27 . Girl, 8 pounds, to Pvt. (Hqs Co., AWUTC.} and Mrs. Joseph Washburn, January 27 12:15 P.M. Latest United Press news Drew Field news. .THURSDAY 10:35 A.M. and lougb. Certai. n to hear plenty held at the Municipal Auditorium of stories about the trip, we're in Tampa. All members of the wondering what's gone on. Armed Forces are-invited, and Also are inteiested to the music will be furnished by Drew's extent where we'll even accept own 69th AAF .Band. Dress is a story of scenery ( .that is,. formal. or informal, just as dates scenery of a certain descripprefer. Drew Field Band Broadcast. 8:30 P.M. GI Follies. A variety show. tion!) .. Sunday, Feb. 6 every USO Club Eoy, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, to Lt. (1st SAW. Trg. Regt.) and Mrs. Robert W. War;r.en, January 30 SATURDAY. P.M. . The Chapel Hour of the Air. Girl, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, to 4 T t I 19 -Capt. (Station Hosp. Detach.) and 0 a Mrs. Morris Waisman,. February 1. Boy, 5 'pounds, 3 ounces, to Lt. Nineteen new stripes, divided (Base Detach. DeSoto Sec.)' and among three Tech. Sgts. and .one Mrs. Kenneth E. Harrison, Feb-Staff, made their appearance in ruary 1. the 730th Sig. A W Co. of the 4th Training Regiment when the fol-F L d k>wing .men were placed on speree 0 CJlftCJ cial duty ther.e: T /Sgts. Warren The Scottish Rite bpilding, 502 Melin, Harper King and Thomas St., houses a free 50-Smart of the 576th SAW Bn., and _bed dormitory, reserved for servS /Sgt. Charles Manville of the ice men. . '752d SAW to. Also on furlough is w 1 0 Dennis in' Tampa will open its doors to Cowart with a trip to neighborall civilians and all members of ing Georgia.. we hear of guys the Armed Forces. This is a going north. and west; now at chance for company officersto long last we have proof that fur-set.: :what recreationa.l are laughs are also granted to south-available to the men o_f C?m erners. pany, and for many CIVIh ans who have children in 'the Armed Forces to see the -''home away Gas Goon Prowls the uso offers their Next Monday is Gas Alert Day and the chemicals may be tossed down your alley or racks-so keep the mask handy officia.Js advise. 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 musi_9a1 program. MARRIAGE Taken by Drew (; ,Js . -,'/' ' Richard W W:hitney;' 24 ,:.-and Merie E. Steenberge, 25,-;.:Drew Field. .:>h. .Frank G. Mazm; 22 ; )I;ti;i:' Jean Kronz, 22, Pittsburgh:;,_ .. : Thomas Edward Bond, 24 and Esther Longyear, 23, :Drew 'Field. Anthony I:.ouis Altamura; 21, and Maria Rose Gai:ab_elle$ e 22 Union City, N J : 1 .,. . Donald W. Caldwen,;,:28, and A gnes Mary Mackie, 27; Tarppa. Robert L. Phillips, .27 ; : I:towena Calhoun, 21, Tampa: : Fine u P: Lepre; 21 im<'l. Lois Ann Bashford, 19, VaU':ic .. Hall, . Eugene Farr is, 23 .and. ;Lillie Mae Tucker; 30 West<. Palm Beach. _._ ... : :, Everett L. Mills, 22 and.IrEme Frances Hale, 26 .Tampa, .... :-''<-:'' John Ramsey .. Barron,' 24, 'and Mary Kathryn ;Howze :2Q; ;Tampa. :John A Lowe, 25 and 'C
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DREW FIELD ECHOES!'\ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944 PAGE SEVEN Colonel Asp THE STORY OF HIS -LIFE .. IS AVIATION'S HIST ORY Field stands today a symbol of the efficiency and foresight of Col. Melvin B. Asp, now awaiting another important assignment in the Forces. ........... The lite of Colonel Asp is parallel to the struggle of aviation from its early stages to its present potent status. For Colonel Asp has seen the development and partaken in the growth of aviation for more than 25 years. The following pages are a pictorial biography 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.ment. 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 century. The pilot of Drew Field since its authorization 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.

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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 wrestler, holding the Tampa lightweight title. A p ower,fully 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 where he attended the School of Mines. ' THE YOUNG FEL!LOW on the left is Private Melvin_B. Asp, First Minnesota National Guard. 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 as a private and was sent to Camp Wilson, near S .a!' Antonio. 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 o{ Minneapolis. university of Illinois; where young Asp, a flying cadet, completed his ground training course fn February, 1918. Transferred to Kelly .Field, Tex., after completion of the course, Asp was in the air six hours after being. eqrolled. He soloed for the first time four and one-half air hours later. In May of 1918, Asp was commissioned and presented with his He remained at the field and served as. an instructon / IN 1922 COLONEL ASP invented the Asplane, first successful small plane flown in this country. 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, show' n 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 contro. l wires. IN ADDITION TO HIS INTEREST in planes and ascension balloons, Asp completed several successful hops in gl.iders. Lieutenant Asp, left above, obtained permission from. the Chief of Air Service to cut the strands .connecting his 2,000-pound glid!'!r to a high-powered motorcycle and landed his craft from a height of 2,000 feet. Gliders were a novelty in those days and exhibition flight, performed before a huge holiday crowd at Mitchel field in 1923, was considered daring. He later established rec_ords for glider flight. '-

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DREW fiELD ECHOES, THURSDAY/ FEBRUARY 3, l944 PAGE NINE MORE THAN THIS tangled mass of airplane wreckage to halt the career of Colonel Asp. fn 1924, while stationed at France Field, .Panama, Asp, then a lieu was involved in a midair collision which took place about 75 feet off the ground. Horribly injured about the and body, Asp was taken to a morgue and declared officially dead. He revived, however, and through the mir acles. plastic surgery, recC?vered. THE FIVE-YEAR SPAN from 1927 to 1932, Ca lon 'el Asp, then a first lieutenant, served as a test pilot at wright field in Dayton, 0., 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 taki.,'g on a flight. It was later in 1932 Asp was promoted to the rank of IN .JULY, 1935, COLONEL ASP, left in second row, was ordered to Langley Field, Va., where he served os Executive Officer of the 8th Pursuit Group under Lt. Col. A. H. Gilkeson, center, now a brigadier general and commanding general of the Third Fighter Command. Asp had b'een made a tempC!Irary major in March of 1935 and received his permanent promotion in .1939. ... '. Years of Progress UP SHE GOES. Everywhere the Asplane went crowds like this at San Antonio gathered to cheer the little devil that traveled 250 mites on a ta.,'k 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. WHILE SERVING AS A TEST PILOT out Wright Field, Ohio, Asp made numerous flights trying out aircra.ft Asp, center, top row, is shown 'above with a group of fello w officers at Fairfield, 0. After Wright Field, Asp served as Assistant Engineering Officer at Maxwell Field until March, 1934, when he flew air-mail retween New Orleans and Atlanta: IN FRONT OF A B-18, Asp posed for a group picture with officers at MacDill field. He was then a lieutenant colonel ar:ad had recently-May 1939-returned to Tampa, his i schooldays home, as executive officer of a Heavy Bo111bardment group. When a later command, leaving to become Drew Field's first commanding officer in the spring of 1941.

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PAGE TEN Finds Builds Base 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. Tu 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 ceremody to the. radio audience of WDAE. The late Brig. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker stands to the right of the colonel. DURING HIS STAY at Drew Field Col. Asp made countless friends throughout the Tampa Bay area, helping to THE OLD AND THE NEW. Col. Asp welcomes Col. Wendell B. McCoy, his successor os commanding officer of Drew Field. The two men have more than their rank in common. Both are command pilots. Both have served more th
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, T)iURSDAY, fEBRUARY 3, 1944 PAGE ELEVEN 396th.Group GivesBCS --Introduction Time Out for Fun ECHOES Answers Tax Headaches The ECHOES income tax editor, with the assistance of Tampa office of the Internal Revenue Service, tackles this week's batch questions submitted by headachy Drew Field officers and enlisted men. By S/Sgt. wiLLIAM J. ANDREW This week's queries were answered by Allan L. Entz, The,. ''old -guard': of Headquarters . 396th Bomb Group, have vohniteered to step gracim1sly aside sot that we may puhliciz e our l'lPpheW : deputy collector for Tampa. The first question is from Lt. Kenneth E. Patterson. Q. Am I entitled to any deductions and .if so, how 'shall I show them on my tax return? inasmuch as he filed a taxable return in 1942. By completing his 1943 return the amount of refund, if any, -will be the last figure on the return. Anll he will have the right of requesting such refund, or asldng it to be. made a credit for 1944 taxes. :acs, a Headquarters de hmerit, :although organized hin the past two weeks. is al-ready proving. its merits. For you readers who are in the dark, BCS is known as Bombardment Crew Secti,on, but for those of you who; are in the "know," it simply means "Braley's Correc-A. Since he filell a tax return in 1942, a ,return for 1943 is required. He may exclude up to $1,500 of his service pay. The Q. If _this ls possible; where do balance, if any, is considered I secure blanks or do you have gross income. It is not stated them? WHO S 10 THE LIFE f ld II h d h I ;> whether taxpayer is married or A. Blanks can be secured A o a so ier is a ay an no i arity. single. However, in addition to from the office of the Collector Drew Field A WUTC soldiers discount this with an informal exclusion already mentioned, of Internal Revenue, 314 Frank-tive -. scene typicql of many barracks during off-duty hours ... taxpayer isentitled to full per-lin St., Tampa, or from the of. radio, the books, the long-hahdles, the pipe, and the cot sonal exemption and credit for or enlisted man who is in f H C 1 T R L f h p dependent. charge of income tax problems This detachment being "setare rom q o .st rng egt. e t to rig t are vt. Taxpayer may be entitled to in your outfit, orfrom the up" to. handle the adminis'tra-Leo Collins, Cpl. Frank Barr (pajamas-polka dot variety); further benefits and computa-Courts and Boards Office. tive details of all combat crews and Pfc. Alex "Woolies" Radford. tion of 1942 tax. It is, there-Q. How would I address the 'training .with our Gr-o-up. nat-.fore; recommended that he return? urally re:quired the elite of our contact someone on the Field 'I' personnel and as a result it is 5920 CASUAL CAN'T who is handling income tax operated by such : matters or c all the office of the men as. Lt. Colonel Norvell, the Collector of Iitternal Revenue logical choice as Co-mmanding Collector of Internal Revenue of the district of his residence. Officer; aniia,ble Major: Fulton, COMPE .TE WITH TRUCK in Tampa. The. next question was asked Executive Mess Supervisor; the The following questions were by Sgt. Henry Coren. popular ls't Lt. Ray, Adjutant; submitted by Pvt. Walter Cole: Q. Is it at all possible to re-2d Lt. (I'm : also 'Asst Adjut-By CPL. LOUIS HYTOWITZ Q Are service men entitled to ceive in whole or in part the ant, P -ostal Officer and Statis-FLYING LOW. Daniel "Husky" Arititomas of 592d ask for refund on taxes paid in taxes whicljl I paid in )94;3 on my tical Officer) -Braley, Personnel 1943 on 1942 tax? 1942 income? 1 Officer;., and 2d Lt. (If it's GI, Bomb Squadron, alone an' d weary was plodding the A. This service man is re-A. This taxpayer should file we havi! it) Davies, Supply Ofwell-known Florida inud near North Gate the other day. quired to file a return for 1943 a return for the year 1943. The ficer. \ Around the curve 'just behind payments on his 1942 income TheEnlisted ivren are such no-him came an Army truck. The 144 p p h d s k d tax are treated as credits on his tables as 1st Sgt. (What have they drfver saw the. lone pedestrian . I P e s. 0 I 5 e . I m 0 e 1943 return. By completing this 'done to. me?) Heavner; T/Sgt. (I' too late for warning and swerved, return, will have established answer a. thousand questions a but not in time to pre:vent a the amount of refund, if any, day) Handzel S /Sgt. (My Pay' wheel from hitting "Husky" and B 3d FC sgn al Colle cto.. to. which he is entitled. He' will Roll' looks im encyclopedia) sending him sprawJtng into the y I ; . I then_ check the space provided McNamara ditch. for claiming refund on his 1943 Of c9urse there are ... many Jamming on his bi'akes excited-By. Pfc. Gll..BERT JOHNSON return. more unsung heroes and they Iy, the driver yelled: out' Pr1 ate John E Jones of S1'gna: HQ Third FC has a The llet of questions there!" V was submitted by Lt. Nathan are all doing a bang-up job for h 11 f 144 f ll k which .this scribe and other The prostrate s-oldier rubbed unique hobby. He as a co ectwn o pipes o a rna es Rosentqal. Headquartet; s personnel are the mud out of his eyes and sat arid descriptions. Some are small and hold very little to. -Q. Do I have to file a 1943 inhighl.f appreciative. up. "What 'in hell you going. bacco, while others have long .curved stems like Sherlock come tax return? With the welcoming o f our new-t d t d H l l t d 'th J d f h. col A. Yes. o o now,' Dan sput ere an-o mes IS a ways piC ure Wl ones IS prou o IS -Q. If so, how much? large nephew we also offer a grily, "back _up?'' lection and says it represents an investme. nt of between $500 A. Amount will have t thank-you note to four hard-o be working. nieces, namely: Mrs. INTERVIEWS: Air-WAC 1st and $700 . computed on the return. Vanderkol\c, 'Mrs. Bresfca, Miss Sgt. : "Let' s be frank about it. John doesn't allow his briars to MORE ABOUT-Q. Am I entitled to a refund Hunt and .Miss Mohr who are aid-Just say my .rapid rise was dqe on my 1942 income tax? ing in relieving our.burden. to the manpower shortage' ... collect dust either, he can be seen COL M COY A. If he is entitled to a re.----...,..-.,.;-,----------: OI song plugger: "According to smoking a different one quite oft-. . c fund his completion of the re-. Tin Pan Alley. reports, the nu1nen, such a connoisseur of smoking turn will determine the amount MORE A BO_UT-: ber one song of the wee. k is 'Super of such refund. could make money epdorsing the 3 .. PEAS Suds, Super Suds.'
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,AGE TWELVE DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944 'BroadwOy .Presents Shows By PFC. JAY ANDREWS The Pacific Theater flares with new fury this week, By T/5 l!OB GOULD as the Yanks tore into the Jap-held Marshall Islands of Roi By PFC_ "BUNNIE" CASSELL The 5th Training Regiment has gone into show biz-it's and Kwajalein and established two beachheads. Mmmmm -smell those a Broadway Angel, now. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz announced from Pearl orang_ e blossoms?. Hear th?se And a week ago Tuesday night saw its first production Harbor that the Nippons were offering stiff opposition, but b;ll,s JUst fadmg on the boards of Rec Hall No. 1. Last Tuesday came the initial indicated our forces were suffering only away That s cuz Pfc. Esther second and from here on out it's a show a week. moderate casualties. Gass became Mrs. Sgt. Tom The Special Service section of. This is the first time invasion RAF bombs in 14 assaults since Bond, .on TUesdaY last. the .Fifth is the sponsor and althedrums, he almost knocked the has been attempted of any terriNovember 18 They're the sixth pair of coo-though most of the talent comes hall down. There was a terrible tory the Japs held before they The luftwaffe appeared .. to be l b' h , from Fifth Training, a good many distortion of the news interpreted attacked Pearl Harbor. weakening. The British Air Min-Ing ove-Irds. W 0 met n of the people who have con-in a March of Time Skit by Ben-istry said "the enemy failed com-tied the knot right here on tributed their services are from der, Goodman and Gould and Pvt. BOLDEST OPERATION pletely to break up concentrations Drew Field. other organizations on the Bob Cassidy did a soft shoe tap Nimitz made the announce-of 'bombers and ground defenses th t d h d f ment of the invasion about 24 were surprisingly weak." Couldn' t tell you how the The edition of the I a earne Im roun s 0 ap-hours after the Berlin. and Tokio icky Nazi officials clamped d D b h FROLICS brought Sbo-t. Myrtle P ause. r 1 l rew num er compares wit Th h 1 h f tl Radios had hinted that we were a stringent censorship. e ep Cluver and Cpl. Sarah Taylor, e w o e s ow was s nc Y that of other fields, but it is nice GI f th d g and the boys attempting landings. The drive service.between Berlin and 1 to know that the Couples are both Of the WAC Detachment, rom e wor o I d t into the very heart of the Mar-tral Sweden was cut off 15 hours, I lnto the spotlight for some ove l ab e to live off the post in true shalls probably is the boldest big and all commercial air transporta-love nest style. Many places wonderful vocalizing. The Regiment just opened its operation in the Pacific Theater. tion was grounded. we've heard about seem to favor They both took solos and then slick new dayroom over on the "send one of 'em off to anjoined with Bill Miller, alto First street, opposite Theater Prefacing the landings, the FORTRESSES WRECKED other spot right away" theory, sax man of the Fifth' s -new 14-it's also the War Orienta-Archipelago has" bad been under While Nazi fighters might have thereby spoiling the course of eight-piece orchestra, to give tion room, complete with maps, constant attack by the Seventh been unable to break up RAF true love, 'n' trampling a bit of a trio interpretation of "Wait literature, etc. The building Air Force for a month. bomber formations over Berlin morale. Here at Drew, life goes For Me Mary." Cpl. Eddie houses the Special Service, The Marshalls are only 2 600 and vicinity, other. German on the same, and we think that' s Bender, who MCd .the show, did Orientation and Physical Train-miles from Tokio and 1 200 miles recklessly and deliberately dived mighty swell. Lots lots of his famous "Benny" number ing offices as well. from Truk the Japs' naval their fighter plane s against Fly-"luck n happiness, Gass and from the Camp Murphy show, base ing Fortresses. This was reported Bond! "On The Ball." Now for a few notes. by Yank airmen after the terri -Private Voss received a wonder-In Company A of the 589th on RUSSIAN THEATER fie attack on Frankfurt. ful surprise the other day. SomeCpl. Hank Goodman delighted the Tee 5 s lost his GI plates on Latest reports from the Rus-An AAF captain. said a Messer' h 11 f th h' h h his audience for 10 minutes with his way back from town one night sian Theater put the Red Army ow, a o e mon,ey w rc s e the story of "Albert, the Passion-last week. He retrieved the schmitt 109 rammed a Fortress, had saved diligently for her fur-ate Albatro ss." choppers next day but in four less; than five miles from the. Es-and the two ships appeared to lough disappeared, just before her parts. Too bad-he couldn' t en-toman borde_ r. At the same time, blend into one mass of metal bel h t b L t In this b i t of nonsense he was th R f f b th th f ht d F t ur oug was o egin. os J. oy the steak served next day in o er o rc:;es .were r _eore o e Ig er an or ress strayed, or stolen, that cash was joined by S /Sgt. Art Raynor for the Mess Hall. Cpl. Gray got to P. orted wrth. m 60 m. Iles of Latvia, disappeared in a fine spray of gone a d a r f l V a piano accompanyment-Art bl d t d th flyi'ng parts n SOJ ow u oss feeling a bit high and joined the m a e nve owar e . a waited a money-less. furlough. paratroopers, leaving last week. of Riga to off the entire Another Fortress, "The PicadBut she hadn't contemplated solos that :rocked the house. Good luck, Geronimo. CongratuNazi north.ern salient. . dilly Queen," making its 31st the loyalty and friendship she The orchestra played three lations to F /Sgt. Dray for the fine !"'eanwhlle, the Berlm RadiO a had established among her acnumbers tha t put the entire hall job he' s doing with his new comsaid the Reds had resumed en-. in the groove and when Sgt. pany. Who said "The Dray Mare circling attempts in the area of fighter buried its nose in the quaintances at Drew. Quietly, Glenn Robertson took his solo on Ain' t What She Used To Be Vitebsk, important German White Fortress' fuselage and both planes the personnel of Base Head-Russian base which has been alwent down in the same spin. quarters, where she works, col.7 most surrounded since early this SPAIN SLAPPED lected willing donations from J 23 AW Men of 24 year. A CBS correspondent said her many sympathetic friends. Hitler visited his troops at On the diplomatic front the At the same time, the ladies of Vitebsk two weeks ago and told United States suspended oil ship-the WAC Section were doing them that if the German bastion ments from the Caribbean area th tho Q ,., Range" to Spain for this month, and the e same Ing. ua I y on fell the Russians would cross the State Department said it was reSuddenly, when Pvt. Voss was German frontier "in a very short considering general relations with ready to snatch up her furlough Pvt. Sverre Kleven, Cpl. Pa11:l time." the Franco regime "in the light papers, Captain Ward tucked $60 In ari ama:z;ing exhibition Mead, T/5 David Rogers, Cpl. ITALIAN THEATER of trends of Spanish policy." It into her palm. Hardly able to of marksmanship, men of Sidney Tetanbaum, T/5 Roy ht f was reported that. the Spanish squeak a tearful "Thanks every-Valencia, Sgt. George Archer, In Italy the fierce Ig or legation in Bolivia. had a .hand in body Voss departed on a fur-Companies C : and D in wast in tfulbl swibnlg, da_nd the recent Bolivian coup d 'etat. lough ad gala agai. b the AWUTC' 1 t T . R g Pvt. Lyndolph Bailey, Pvt. AnI was expec ed o e a oo Ier .. m e n Y s s raining e Idrew Basar, Pvt. John Bren-engagement than that at Salerno. Meanwhile, Axis lost Its swell spirit of comradeship shown ment shattered all existing nan, Pvt. Arden Burrus, Pvt. American troops crashed into the last. stronghold m the by a bunch of -people at Drew. C b Jod1'e Brown, Pvt. Aurlie Bur-. hemisphere when Argent 1 n a records on the. ar Ine ran!!e Gustav Lme and attacked the We note with smug pride that ris, Pvt. Manual Castillo, Pvt. handed passports to the German Harriet Picketts is still being last week, setting a qualifi-Robert Cavaluzzi, Pvt: Antonio town !rom while Anglo-. and Jap ambassadors. 'squired by T/Sgt. Eilie Eaton, cation mark of better than Chavez. Amencan mvaswn forces thre:v President Ramirez suspended the enterprising young musi-1 Pvt. Glenn Curtis, Pvt. Ray-back counter-attacks on their all trade and financial operations cian who made good on a want 99 per. cent. When the ast mundo Dioses, Pvt. Fred EHis, Rome beachheact. with the Axis powers b 11, -t h d the The fighting along the Rapido ad for a wife, which he still u s-eye was pa C e Pvt. James Engle, Pvt. Domi-River was described in front dis'MEANINGLESS FRAUD' claims was all Zimmie's fault. official count read: nic Fasano, T/Sgt. Norman d f h h Guess it's good proof the Finley, Pvt. Jack Frank, Sgt. patches as fierce. The bur en o At orne t e service men vote ECHOES classified ads DO get 124 men fired Joe Freitas, Pvt. Robert Hen-the attack was borne by the in-bill still was being booted around fantry. Washington. President Roosevelt results. From the looks of 123 men qualified! derson, Pvt. Robert Kauch Jr,, On the Rome front the Ger-dubbed the states' rights soldier things, Picketts and Eaton are And th e scoresheet revealed Pfc. Fenton Kennedy, Pvt. t d d' g vote legi'slati'on' a "meanr'ngless ht l d th d Donald King, Pfc. Fred Koest-mans were repor e Iggm 111 ng g a ey rea our rag. six Experts arid 52 Sharpshoot-ner, Pvt. Earl Legg, Cpl. Ray-along a five-mile stretch of the fraud .on the armed services" and Nice young boy, this "Johnny" ers-nearly 50 per cent of the mond Leventhal. coastal railroad to Naples between also a fraud on the American peo-who is first on Harriet Thomp-qualifiers "squeezing" for a a point two miles west of Cis-ple. son' s love-list these daze. Shirley mark of 160 o r better. terna and another three-and-aSenator Taft (R., o.), said the Schmidt says so, 'n' so does Janet High man was Pvt. Karl H. S-4 NeWCOmers half miles east of the Anzio-Al-President' s intervention constiSheldon. 'N' he received a royal Thiel of Co. D, 1st Bn., who bano road nito the hills. tuted an insult to Congress." welcome over at the WAC mess racked up a firie 183 to nose out On the western front the Allied A few days after the President's hall, t 'other day. There just ain't Pvt. Hornet Stennette by two New additions to the S-4 staff Air Forces continued sustained statement there were signs of a no privacy in the Army, is there, points. Other experts were: Pfc .at 2d Training Regt., A WUTC, hammer blows against Germany compromise. The compromise was Harriet? Louis J. Romanell, T / 5 Arthur are 1st Lt. Herbert Taylor, Sgt. and Nazi-occupied countries. drafted by Senator Danaher (R. Private Pat Reitz just came Bergman, Sgt. William Cumming, Robert Culhane of 756th Sig. AW More than 10,000 tons of bombs Conn.), who said he hoped it back .from furlough, 'n' now it's and Cpl. Ralph Caldwell. Co., and Pvts. John Moon and were dropped in 38 hours. Berlin would silence the argument of Pvt. Brown, if you please. But -Sharpshooters from the two Walter Kempski of 570th Sig. A W continued to blaze, its buildings "states righters." He expressed she swears she didn't get marA W companies are: Bn. shattered by nearly 24,000 tons of belief there' was slight chance of ried! ,it outt if1 you can, Sgt. Frank Chirco, Pfc. Porstate absentee ballots ever rea"hboys. Pat Isn t talkmg. ter Gates, Pfc. James Conway, R t f N t F d ing those in uniform .overseas That ardent (a_nd awfully good) Pfc. Walter Olinda, T/5 Thorn-e u rn 0 a lYe In s cause of the difficulty invol' sculptress, has as Robbins, Pvt. Harvey AI-for the Army and Navy in tra been searchmg high n low for bertson, Cpl. John Armstrong, porting the tons of ballots. S?me good books on the Pfc. Thomas Butterly, Cpl.. 59. 3d B omber Back A ga.n WHAT YOU'LL GET tH;ms of the to ard Marlin Cag Ie, Pvt. Frederijlk with her, art. While downtown m Darling, Pfc. Stephen Denning, Awaiting the Commander in Tampa t other day, she was Pfc. Joseph Denbow, Cpl. VicBy SGT. JACK E. STEIN Chief's signature was a muster-of a bookshop across the bndge tor DeTiberiis, Pvt. Ambrose out bill which would pay World where she might be able to se-Galambos, Pvt. Anderson God-. Considering all the complimentary remarks m S /Sgt: War II veterans amounts from cure one. Ch 1 G Pf R b t L ll' 593 d B b S d l t k $100 to $300 The measure, when Hurrying across the bridge, she win, Pfc. ar es rupp, c. o er ove s om qua ron co umn wo wee s it reached the President's desk,. Warren Grossman, Pvt. Earl d 1 h t th h t t h d t l t k I f t felt two curious Gls breathing on Hansen, Pfc. Harold Harrison, agoJ an a so w a e g os wn er a o say as wee a compromise o diVergen her neck. "Where are you going T/5 Vance Heckman, Pfc. have quite a reputation to live up to. views, some of which had rec-in such a hurry, little WAC?" George Hofman, Pfc. Howard ommended as much as $700 per they questioned. "That book-KI'ng. We are all going to miss veteran. store over there" she puffed "I S/Sgt. Robert "Smiley" Lovell. ranean, or the sunswept beaches A s enacted ,the bill provides: hea the have S'ome good bo.oks Pfc. Joseph Kloud, Pvt. Rob-His recent transfer to another of Tahiti, he landed right back $100 to veterans with less than r Y ert Kurtzheim, Pfc. Jack Mann, on drawing there. S/Sgt. Hami'lton Me rry, Pfc. base is their gain and our. loss. here on Drew Field instead. liO days' service, all in the U S. "Oh don' t bother to buy any Lovell was the "buddy" of $200 to those with more than 60 one of the lads suggested help-Louis Miller, Pfc. Ervin _Mol-every ;.nan in the squadron and We shall recommend a cam-days' service, all in the U. S fully. "There's a pretty little holm, Pvt. Harry Moulson, Pvt. always went out of his way to paign ribbon f.or "Doc" any$300 for those with service WAC h k d t th Harry Naness, Pfc. Thomas do any of us a favor no matter how for while he was on his overseas or in Alaska. w 0 wor s own a e O'Br1'en Jr., T/5 Howard Par-h Hobby Shop every day. She has how much work it entailed. recent furloug he I Do' d It. lots of books on drawing, and melee, Pvt. Ross Price Jr., Pyt. We are all forward to k Carl Raither, Pfc. Joseph RapEveryone has already expressed the second week of February so she'll loan you some, if we as dolph, Pvt. Edward Rifkin, Pvt. regrets and wish him every that we can meet Mrs. Umberto her to." Louie Salvatori, Cpl. Raymond success at his new post. The only D 'Arcangelo. "I doubt it," countered Dottie. Sharpe, Cpl."George Smith, CpJ. consoling feature is tha t his va"Yo u see, I'm the WAC you're William Spisak, Cpl. Edward cated chair has been filled by the S /Sgt. Edward Cory was st-ump t talking about!" Stanislawski, Pfc. W i If red very capable Sgt. Morris Wasser-the other day. When T /Sgt. Carl We're proud to announce it's Stock. man. Best wishes Wassy-and Aragona asked him what county now Sgt. Myrtle Culver, Sgt. S/Sgt. David Trust, Pfc. John "Happy Typing." St. Louis was in, he had no idea. Mary Callahan, Cpl. Esther Way, T/5 Robert Weldon, Pvt. Greetings to T /Sgt. Albert And to think he w a s born and Fraser, Pfc. Charlotte Archer, Leonard Zimmer Jr. Pvt. Ercil D 'Arcangelo! After having been lived there all his life. You had and Pfc. Rosemary O'Laugh-Craig, Pvt. Joseph Cawley, Sgt. transferred t o Plant Park to pre-better find out Ed, or you won' t lin. Good work, gals, and many Helmuth !Ellermann, Pfc. 1\-lapare for a little cruise to some collect that A. K pay that will be more stripes to you. rion Hartnett, T/5 John Hoehn, moonli-t spot on the Mediter-coming up shortly! Tampa Comedians Scheduled Here "The Five Dukes," a comedy team from a Tampa night club will entertain p atients at the Red Cross Rec Hall, Station Hospital, at 1:30 p m next Monday. The y also will put on an act at Rec Hall 1 at 7 p.m. the same day.

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' SELL YOUR CAR THROUGH AN ECHOES WANT AD LOST AND FOUND :WHEN STILL at Drew, I lost a silver bracelet engraved "Eugene W. S e llers, 33758431." There'll be a good size d REWARD for the man who r eturns it to me at APO No. 402, o/o Post master. Nashville, Tenn. LOST-SILVER identification brace Jet with pilot's Wings and the inscription, "Lt. Harold Brazier." Call him at the Bomb Crew Section of the 396th Bomb Group. LEATHER FLIGHT JACKET was found at the Tampa Police Pistol Range. Loser please call Lt. Bonuger, ext. LARGE BLACK robe belonging to Catholic Priest was lost around 2nd & N (Chapel No. 4) a week ago Mon day. Anyone knowing its whereabouts 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 s()mewhere in the hospital area, near .1st & B. If you've found don't keep it as a souvenir; .... Donalo;l Stevens, Chape l No. 3 ? ds it dly . ., 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. CARROL SLOVACEK, those are nice photos of yourself and family. You may have the billfold whic h contains them if you'll give the brunette's ad dress to the boys in the ECHOES office. CAMOUFLAGE NET, 36 by 44 feet, two-inch mesh, removed from 5th Tng R'egt camouflage area around Jan. 12 Anyone having knowledg e of its whereabouts please call ext. 625 REWARD OFFERED tor the Teturn of my sorority pin. It's a n Alpha D elta Pi pin. set with opals. rubies. and a guard o! 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 bee n turned in at the office of the Ass i s t ant Adjutant G eneral, Third F'i ghter Command Headquarters. THOSE TEETH which hopped away in front of Dispensary No. 7 at 9 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS J a n 13th have been found . (It's a OFFICERS' men's lower partial denture.) You may se-cure the m from Capt. D eNoia, at the Wi'
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PAGE FOURTEEN DREW FIELD ECHO 'ES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944 "" -' I Pund1t P ete sport I WHO IS BEST AW ATHLETE?I y By PETE PETERSON To go further we could take looking chap represented our In the same category with Pete "Dark Horsei 1st Regt. Confident Cadets Improve Sgt. Breaks !ilif Several sad sacks me Pvt. George (Thunderbolt) Esd country in the Olympics as a Fowler comes Cpl. Sol Schech,,,,,, )J aWe bo,xerda':d world :-'!'.l:,'[_ .... 'r:'i, .. ... :f, Toe-Touch Record : '=.' : ,' .. : re or a s "' a t h 1 e t e in Dr e w Field' s ear13 last fall. But; while men-c 111 c IS emc SI up and later as a high school By PVT. G. A. OSCI{MAN ,y,, A WUTC. This is a rather dif-tioning Esposito we would Getting tougher now: Comes coach. He had given up the I b !i ficult limb on which to climb have to mention Pete (I don' t now Lt. John (the cat) .Fow-idea of active playing when he m 11 a old four-column '" in thhat it vaguenessd, cahr0e) Petti_tai1,. hraulnfbna1.nckg Alewr, UhTiCgh bpaoskinettbam11antefaomr. tfhoer ethnatteredh. tthl e tArtmdy,t bbu1t onthce .. ':, __ . ':_, ... ':,.::l ... ';, . '! tb o bleft,. Pvt. Pete. ,,,,, prop ecy, c a1rvoyancy an w spec1 1z s 1 w 1s e s are o ow e egms eating around the mulnumerous black eyes. through brick walls. the past two seasons. This stocky guy put .on a suit. He b b h . In the first place one. of ,Going down the list, how mild, meek, silent, cherub-is one of the reasons for the erry. us Ill naming' the outm these inquisitors had the large about Buster Mott, former all-. looking fellow has enraged op-great success of the AWUT.C standing A WUTC athlete. Let nerve, by the numbers, to ask. American halfback from Geor-posing basketball teams with team. On set shots and' pass::)!j ting you in on an .''outside,, .otr:re from the :;ed fellow is almost with-: ., . -'. f __ .. __ .. ::l, ... ': _ .':_:i tip, P'ete may soon be U:omi-.,.,., 'round athlete. 'This one takes But we run into stone walls hoop. Many times have spec-"Ut;ih" Parrish has to come nated by this colmni1 as beit.Jn,.. in a lot of palm trees. in trying to pick this Signal tators come to this unworthy in somewhere along this line. the most outstanding _:_ .. There are a lot of fine ath-Corps athlete. Take Lt. Vin-person before a game, while This football "one-man line" ... h F" ld ,.; letes, but to put the fingi'!r cent Lusm:di, coach of the the boys were warming up, had a good deal to say about. (:! on t e Ie . + .. on one soldier as THE best AWUTC varsity basketball and ask "Which is Fowler?" A WUTC's unbeaten football A week ago Peterson refused to poses one of those problems. team. The chap had an envi--When we would point him out record. drink coffee with the mob and I could name the man and then able record with high schools and say, "Number 12," these But I see that it is time for g then took but one drag. 'on a fag .:i,i_,t_,f,:_,: take off for several weeks-in New Jersey, tore apart all doubters would sneer, ."Are. retreat. and threw it away say4Jg, '"That's but I would still have to face oppo1:1ition in basketball and you kidding? He looks like a Sorry I can't name. THE athf; my last cig, have to get in condit; the prc ; >Vost marshal when I football while at William and choir boy. No kidding, who lete this week. Have to cull __ '::.'.!_:;:: __ .':,:': tion. Not taking hi.m serious at W ..came back. Several athletes' Mary, and then elided up as is Fowler?" over some more names. .-the time,. :we now anticipate 'his 'l names come before me. Take an end with the Detroit Lions When we told them that See youse aU next week. return to the hardwood. Tower-S/Sgt. Peter Rossi for one. in football before shaking number 12 was Fowler they Author's note: How about /i ing six foot three inches when :;) This fellow is an expert swim-hands with Uncle Sam. would walk away in derision. you Gls. sending' in your nom-pressed out, the Miimesota raw tl mer, boxer, football player and Now we come to Cpl. Al But about five minutes later, inations and your reasons why. eager cut some fancy capers basketball wizard. Then we Brill. This fellow golfs, swims, after "The Cat" had cha-lked Limit your letters to 100 words m h1s day .of athletic competition. K have M /Sgt. E. W. Smith, tumbles and in general runs up about 10 points, these-same and mail them to Pvt. Pete The day he jumps cenfer for a probably the finest soldier the gamut of all athletics. But scoffers would come. back and Peterson, A WUTC Special Drew team, pre'ss -releases will K golfer in these parts. Sgt. -I tell you this is .a tough job mumble, meekly, "Say, that Service, Drew Field. First pour from the Public ',Relation i@ Smith also swims, basketballs of picking-how. about Lt. E. little guy sure can nail 'em, prize is a .recommendation for Office. and whatnot. P. Dee? This mild, youngeh?" a recommendatfon). Basketball iO:. the 1st Training Regiment .. is run-Keep Both Your Eyes Open When Firing, Expert Advises Touches Toofsies Most Keeping one eye: closed while man behind the gun cuts his sighting and firing cuts a man's vision in half. Beegle always chances of making a better score keeps both eyes open and. he's on the range by 50 per cent, ac-rated one of the best shots in the cording to Ken Beegle, crackshot country. representing Remington Arms Using two eyes and a RemingCom.pany. ton firearm, Nimrod Beegle can Beegle, who gave demonstra-shoot all kinds of designs on tar-tions of plain and fancy shooting gets. at the Base 30-caliber range last Beegle also declared there was Monday and Tuesday, has been no such person as a natural shot. ea:ning ? .li.ving with "The average soldier," he said, ship exhi'?Itwns 20 yeais. even though he never had a rifle By eye that 1 s not in his hands before he entered. the used for Sightmg, Beegle said, the Army. caq become a good shot if Foul Tosses Take Bartow he pays strict attention to his instructor.s." Before giving. shooting demon stratioi)s for the Army Beegle ex hmited his wizardry at sports shows and rifle clubs. He has been showing Gls how it's done for two years. Free throw accuracy from the foul line meant a 58-55 Base Detachment 1st Hajf victory for the Drew Field "All Star" cagers wheri the Bartow Army Air Base 'Bas keteers outscored Drew from Detachment won the the court. Twelve .out of first, half championship of the fourteen awarded foul tries Air Corps Basketball League were converted by Drew with 43-28 victory over the cagers compared to five of 3d Fighter Command after eleven by the Bartow five. advancing into the finals Played at Bartow, the game with a 29-24 victory over the was the first victory in two 594th Bomb "Squadron. starts for Drew after bowing The thumping score dealt .to . . the Fighter Command had 1ts to MacD1ll F1eld 70-57 m big scoring period in. the second their first tilt. quarter for the Detachment. The game ;.,.ith Bartow was Third Fighter had a 9-6 first modeled after Rhode Island State quarter lead, but lost it entirely brand of ball, as the Bartow qtiinin the second quarter when the. Base cagers moved tet play!; the fast break, with Lts. in front-24-15 at half time. A Kozcazka and Harry scoring 24 low scoring third period wound and 18 points from their forward 31 17 Positions. Kozaczka tossed .' 11 up Fmal perwd scormg being, on an even keel with the buckets and Harry eight goals, Detachment holding a slight 13-with each tossing two fouls. 11 scoring advantage for the Basket for basket was the scor-period. ing pattern with Private Andy Duncan, Thomas and Kissinger "Bones" Duncan of the Base De-paced the first half champions tachment pacing the Drew scoring scoring with 10, 9 and 8 points with 24 points collected on eight respectively. baskets and eight foul tosses. Ed Sitarz and Pooch Antonucci Using his elongated six feet six with 13 and 11 points carried the inches to ad van t a g e, Duncan Fighter Command scoring. Page played head and shoulders above and Gosselin each gathering a the cagers when going up in the goal t6 round c:mt their scoring. air on backboard control: Corpooa58 D etachment ( 43) 13d Fighter comm' d (28) ral Sol. Schechter and Lt. Vince r" rt ost exchange work at Princeton Univer sity

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ORLANDO INV ADiiS DRE W TONIGHT DREW FIELD ECHOES Visiting Five Victors Over Mac Dill T earn Drew Field's "All Star cage quintet meets the vaun1 ed Orlando Army Air Bas basketeers tonight in th Base Gymnasium at 8 p.m. Page 1 5 Orlando has one of the mos -----'--"-----------------------=----powerful cage teams of the Flor Lippy Picks Cubs for First Place ida Army Air Bases and hold: the only victory scored over th MacDill Field Fliers crack bas keteers. Drew coming up against the mighty Orlando outfit will take to the court with a standout varsity that has come back after its 75-57 defeat at the hands of MacDill to score a 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 displayed by Drew at Mac. D11I when the "hometown" Drev. season, accordmg to Lippy gang ran roughshod in the. firsi Leo Durocher B r o o k 1 y n period to take a 24-6 lead onl) Dodgers manag' er to see it boomerang at then: when powerful MacD11l Du:ocher out on a 11mb were able to fill the varsity po for Wllson s club he sitions when needed in the all stopped m to talk w1th 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 j!Omposed oJ "Lady In The Dark" and "Let' s Face It," gave a show here Monday night. members of various outstanding teams on the base. Pvt. Andy Duncan fr.om the 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 ch.er supposed. Lippy, of course, Schechter and Lt. Vince Lumade it clear his predictions were sardi froni the AWUTC varsity based on the teams at present. need no introduction to Drew Anything can happen t o a ball fandom as their outstanding club' s wartime personnel between set shot scoring and their denow 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-L C (7). f h 594 B b cher believes, he would have S /Sgt. Ed Sitarz from the 3d LEAPING HIGf:l IN A MELEE urider the hoop, Verne a oste o t e th om had an excellent chance for Fighter Command teams up with -Gr0up quintet has outleoped all other cage rs, but from the location of the sphere, first place. Lt. Molinari of the AWUTC LaCoste bolted into. space too soon. Action taking place in the first half semi-final Asked what he thought of the the forward positions playoff for the Air Corps Basketball League c hompionship with Bose Det-achment winning Giants: chances, Durocher shrug-Losing Lt. Fowler on ari Army 29-24. Working from the basket out are Referee Joe Senick, LaCoste (7) 59 4th; Mike h1s a!ld snapped: routine shipping order, Drew lost Chihutski 3, ohd Carl Kissinger; Base Detach m:ent and Lt. "Pop" Fonts of the 594th. Well, they f 1mshed m 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 seve;al 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. Golf Tourney. Draws. 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, announcing that all team entry lis_ts must be made at that time. COMPANY K LEADS IN BASKETBALLRACE There will be no entry or greens fees charged for the tournament. Both officers and men may participate in the tourney. Contininuing to lead the pack in the 1st Training Regiment Basketball League, Company "K of the 2d Battalion had to go all out to. nose out Company G of the same Battalion, 41-33 to remain undefeated. The golf course has been developed to the point where the Rockey Point Golf Course is no longer meadow. T.ll.king over the course several months ago, Lt. E. G, Metcalf Jr. of the Base Special: Service Office, has built the. infant wimsy to a course that. the personnel of this Base flnay be proud to claim as their 'top notch link. The new league is to create iilter-organizational competition for Base personnel who already have some knowledge of game; and it is expected to offer a convenient manner for newsters to learn; the finer art of keeping the little white devil out of the rough. Clubs for both left and right hand swingsters are availableat the course clubhouse. Organizations expected -to en ter a team are Base Detach ment, 396th Bomb Group. Sta- tio:O: Hospital, A WUTC, Quartermasters, 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 awarded ties. A trophy will be awarded to the championship team of golfers. Note to the "Mysterious Air WAC" who selects the bestdressed guy: Most men acquire a polish after a gal has taken a shine to them. BASE DET. WALLOPS 594TH IN WIN Played in Rec Hall No. 3 Friday evening, Company D of the 1st Battalion and Company R of the 2d Battalion Base Detachment's basketball squad, playing with the also won their games with.Hq. Company of the 1st Battalion theory that if enough shots are tried from close and Hq. and Hq. Company of the 1st Regiment. range something is to happen, advanced into -the The Company K and Company league first half playoff finals against the 3d Fighter. Com-G battle was the best game of the his teammates. Weiner paced the d b ff th b"d f th 594th B b evening. Closely played through-office lads' scoring with six points. man eating o e l o e scrappy om out the first-half score stood 22-Squadron team 29-24 in the Base Gymnasium Tuesday 19 'with Company K leading. co. o, tsT HQ. co . night. Base Detachment defeated 3d F. C. for the chamA:dding to their thret;-po_int marP o o ,.steh aln.r.r l o 21Ca p ou t r o o o . gm, Company K bmlt 1tS 41-33 3 o GIC rowl.r 2 o pwnsh1p. . victory about the scoring of Ackg : With Andy Duncan, six foot, tlmg along. at a pace m the man in the pivot position. Toss-Brcnna n c 4 o SIFerra ro. 2 o 4 six inch center, planted under second peno_ d wtth more ing 13 points, Ackman was given Gccr.g o 101Fogarty.g 1 o 2 both backboards to handle the pomts them. considerable scoring aid by Smith : g rebounds, Base Detachment. was M 1dway m the second penod the and Karper who tossed nine and -1 able to pepper away from close Bo:r:nb .Squadron surged momen-seven points, respectively. 19 o 381 o n range. The results proved the tarlly mto the lead. At the botSteffen of the Company G team In the third game ot the eveundoing of the 594th which was tom end of 5-9 score, Lt. Fonts was high point man for the eve-ning, Company R of the 2d Bat-seldom able to take a rebound tossed two f1eld and a free ning with 19 points. talion defeated Hq. and Hq. Com-off the board. Alongside Duncan, throw to place h 1 s teammates on pany of the Ist Regiment 34-23 Carl Kissinger and Rube Thomas top. 10-9. The 594th never. led co. K 2o BN. C4t) 1 co. G 2o BN. (33) h D t h r.c. n. t p r.g. rt. t .p. with Wennas and Laribee tossing helped handle the rebounds and agam, owever. e ac Jcwcl.r 2 2 ors t errcn, r 9 1 19 12 and 10 points respectively to the trio fired away with as many ment led 15-12 at halftlme. M!!c h cll, r 2 o 41Hochma n r o o 2o pace the Company R win. as four shots at times without I n the second. half the Ba. se Smlth. r 4 1 9 IGoeg l etn. r o 2 b k t n d d g N o!U 0 0 OIScott,c 1 2 Doane tossed 13 points for the losing possession of the ball. as e eerspu e aw.ay rawm A ckman,c 6 1 IJIMcGlnnts, g 2 o Hqs. quintet to carry the brunt Although leading for less than up 27-17 at one p01_nt, but the Armstrong,c o o OIStlverllght,g 2 o of their scoring . a minute of the game themselves, Bomb. was strong. at Karpcr. 3 1 71 the 594th kept tossing long shotS the fm1sh agam rap1dly closmg _g,r from outside the Base Detach-the gap. t d f d BASE I 594TH BOMB IS 5 41 men. e ense, an gave DETACHMENT (29) the Idea that they still ;would wm r.g, n. t .p.l t .p. Company D of the 1st Battalion the game. John Columbo, Lt. Chthutaky, r 1 o 21Coau.r 2 1 5 tucked a 38-16 victory in their H 3 3 Fonts and Dick Coats led the Atkins,r o o OILevtru>. r 0 in their tussle with Hq. 594th' t d tta k ht d Khslngcr, r : 2 & ILaCostc,u f h s spm e a c ng own Duncan.o 4 1 91Mlnnlck. c 0 0 0 Company o t e 1st Battalion to the closing minute and connecd, g 2 o 4 fColumbo,g 3 1 1 when John Geer played a bril-stanttly thrg.eatened their oppo! 1 : ; liaGnteefrlootorssaednd11.vsceorgionaglsgfaomr eC.om-nen S mar ID. Cnhlll,g 0 1 l!McMlnn,g v l]oth teams started slowly, bat12 s 291 10 24 pany D along with his feeding of I HQ. & HQ .. 1ST CO. R. 2D BN. (34) REGT ( 2 3 ) r r n. t p / r.g. tllp. Wennas.f 5 2 12 Schabarker,f 0 2 2 R Carter. 0 0 0 I M orrison,! 0 0 0 :jj:ent. r 3 1 TIDoan e r 6 1 13 M orrl t 0 0 0 ITayl or,r 0 0 0 H. Parks.o 0 t O !Kohn, t 1 t 2 S weadlow.c 0 0 0 t I Larlbce, r 0 10 !Holt. I 4 Lon .2" 0 I 0 j O r e ss m an c 0 t Roach,g 2 1 t t 1ohnoon,g e 0 0 IHay d e n c -I 15 341 I

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DREW FIELD ECHOES/ THURSDAY/ FEBRUARY 31 1944 NAZI SUB ESCAPES RAMMING Escaped from Japs 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 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 statement. 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) AMONG the Americans known to nave escaped from Jap 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 Corps. (InternationalSoundphotos) THE 'MARCH OF DEATH' AFTER BATAAN FElt BATTt:E-WEARY, begrimed Amexican troops are herded together bysmirking Jap guards shortly after the fall of B ataan. Through sickening dust and blazing heat, relates a joint Army and Navy statement just rele ased, the war prisoners were forced to march for almost two weeks to pdson camps about eighty-five miles from Bataan. Along tlie way, many of the men were beaten by their captors, starved, made to drink from filthy stl'eams and shot to death when they :fell exhausted by the roadside. (International) SHARING a laugh with pilots of his Mustang Squadron in England is 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"i.n China. Single-handed, he took on ov:er 30 Nazi planes and got.two, plus two probables, plus two damaged. tn the picture are (1. tor.) Lts, William E. Pitcher, Spokane, Wash.; Franklin E. Hendrickson and Edward Phillips, both of Springfield, N. J.; Maj. H 9ward; Lt. Loren E. Long, Lagygne, Kansas. (Inter-national) AMPHIBIOUS LANDING MOSTLY .WET THAT THE LANDING of the Allied Fifth Army near Rome wasamphibious 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 OWl Radiophoto. (International) A NEW RECORD for shooting do w n Naz i fighter planes during a single raid has been set by Sgt. James 'Hamilton of Georgetown, Ky., pic-tured a t his Flying Fortres s tail gun post. In the httack on Oechersleben, G ermany, he downed eight fighters -maybe t en. (International) GENERAL Eisen Maj. Gen. John C. Lee .(above) his d eputy commander in the Eur opea n Theatre of in addition to his duties as COffiJiland ing general of the services ot sup-. ply. He will" be responsible for all the administration and supply set up f o r U. S. invasion forces in the United Kingdom. (International)


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