Hellcat News, (Tennessee.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1, September 24, 1943 Page: 3 of 4
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On WSM Friday
The Second Army's weekly ra-
dio show, 30-MINUTE FUR-
LOUGH, broadcast over WSM,
Nashville, will be prepared and
presented by the Special Service
Office of the Hellcat Division on
Friday, September 24.
The program, heard at 10:30
P.M., emanates from the audito-
rium of Cumberland University in
Lebanon. All are welcome to at-
tend the broadcast.
Lt. Morris Poaster, the favorite
singer of the Division, will sing
two numbers especially prepared
by Sgt. John Neill. Both men are
in Division SSO. A short dramatic
skit and humorous song, prepared
by SSO, will feature Cpl. Dave
Col. Boon's Armd. Regt. dance
band will furnish the music, and
Pvt. Joe Morocco of the band will |
play an accordion solo.
Companies having radios are
urged to tune in.
Doris Merrick Looks
Good Here, and There!
This eyeful is a 20th
Century-Fox gal, who fig-
ures strongly in their plans.
And aren't her toes cute
... or haven't you gone
that far yet?
Who is your favorite pin-
up girl? Why not drop a
note to HELLCAT NEWS
. . . we'll print her picture.
« - 1-
Time Short to Order
Hellcat Sketch Book
Not many days left to order
your Hellcat Sketch Book! If you
haven't signed up for one of these
120-page records of the Hellcat
Division, ask your Company Com-
The Hellcat Sketch Book will
picture the Division from activa-
tion right into the present maneu-
vers. It has a picture of every
company in the entire Division, so
your picture must be there, too!
It's a must for the soldier who
wants to show the folks at home
what the Army looks like, and for
a permanent record of training. A
swell $1.50 investment. Order
yours today, pay at the September
Private Snafu Says:
Pinup gal Betty Grable, who
married pinup boy Harry James
last July 5, says she is going to
have a baby next spring. It looks
as though the two pinups are going
to have some three-cornered un-
derwear to pinup.
Parachutes . . .
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ten minutes before the planes ar-
rived over the spot where the
"lost" battalion was waiting. The
planes were quickly signaled by
S-3 for Air plus assigned details
and the supplies were promptly
The minimum of damage to both
equipment and the requested items
was done in the drop. All the
supplies had been recovered with-
in ten minutes after their release
by the planes.
All Items Secured
Although some articles were
found hanging in the limbs of
trees, they were all quickly se-
cured. All the parachutes were
speedily saved from possible dam-
age and loaded for return to the
Tennessee Air Support Command.
The Second Army Maneuver Di-
rector arrived on the scene in time
to observe the recovery of the sup-
plies in progress. All elements
engaged in the undertaking were
found to have contributed to the
success of the action by their
promptness with split second tim-
ing noticeable. The Blue Armored
Regiment was congratulated for
its quick response to orders from
higher echelons, and for its clear
and rapid cooperation with the
On the Schedule
In Nearby Toivns
The circus comes to Nashville
Friday and Saturday (24 and 25)
for two days only. Clyde Beatty
and 40 lions and tigers are fea-
tured, and the toll is 55 cents for
men in uniform.
The leading movie houses will
show "Crash Dive," "This Is the
Army," "Hi Diddle Diddle," "Wag-
ons Roll at Night," and "Dixie.
There is an enlisted men's dance
in Lebanon (don't forget the Hell
cat radio show) and one in Mur-
freesboro, plus the usual ones in
If you're in the bivouac area,
SSO is providing a film every rest
night, so things ain't so tough . . .
and there was plenty of beer at
the PX's last week end.
Don't forget to give the near-by
small towns a try. Those who got
away last Saturday (let's skip last
Sunday) are going back.
General's Peep . . .
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truck and amphibian in case of
Arrive at 0230
At 0230 in the morning, the con
voy arrived at the gate of the Di
vision CP. The General dismissed
the two vehicles he had picked up
en route, and his peep started
through the gate.
And then, 200 yards from
"home," the peep got stuck for
good. With his all-important or-
ders in hand, the General hopped
out and sloshed through the mud
to complete his plans for a day-
light attack on the Red Army.
Who said Generals have it easy?
Hellcat Nine Ends
48 Won; 10 Lost
SOMEWHERE IN TENNESSEE
—The Blue Armored Division
baseball team defeated the Nash-
ville Bridge team, 14 to 3, last
Saturday to close its 1943 season
with a record of 48 victories
against 10 defeats. The Sunday
finale against Fort Oglethorpe was
canceled because of rain.
Because the Hellcat nine played
the finest Army and semipro
teams in this section, its record
of 48 won and only 10 lost marks
it as one of the finest in the coun-
try. Only Great Lakes and Chi-
cago Cubs defeated the Hellcats
without taking a return beating.
Split with Best
The Hellcats split six games
with two of the best service teams
in the South, Second Army and
Ft. Oglethorpe. Others to fall be-
fore the Hellcats were Freeman
Air Base, 20th Armored Division,
Ft. Sheridan, Ft. Knox, Evansville
Servel, Camp Breckenridge, du
Pont (Nashville), Camp Tyson,
Camp Forrest, and George Field.
Hurling honors went to Sgt.
Walter Lanfranconi (Col. Carter's
Armd. Regt.) and Lt. Tom Kelley
(Col. Boone's Armd. Regt.), each
with 15 victories and 5 defeats.
Pfc. Adolph Matulis, Div. Serv.
Co., hurled 11 victories without a
loss, playing first base when not
on the mound.
Cpl. Yount Honored
The Hellcats were originally
managed by Cpl. Jimmy Reese,
ex-Yankee player. When Reese
was given an honorable discharge,
the managerial duties were taken
over by Cpl. "Eddie" Yount, Div.
SSO, star catcher of the team. The
Nashville Tennessean sports staff
named Yount as catcher and man-
ager of the All-Southern Service
Team, a signal honor.
Players on the Hellcat nine
whose fine performances at bat
and on the field helped account for
the excellent season's record in-
cluded Cpl. Sam Liberto, Pfc. Paul
Gaspar, and Pfc. Joe Boland of
Col. Evans' Armd. Inf.; Lt. Guy
Seggatti, Cpl. Tony LaMarra, and
Cpl. Reggie McDonald of Col.
Boon's Armd. Regt.; Capt. Lester
Reiss, Lt. James Connelly, and
Sgt. Ed Obey of Div. SSO; Cpl.
Fred Bell and Pfc. Dave Viverito
of Lt. Col. Bahr's FA Bn.; Pfc.
Dominic Saccone of Col. Carter's
Armd. Regt.; Lt. Col. T. T. Brown,
former Div. QM, and Cpl. Walter
Brawand, Div. Hq.
Max and Buddy Baer are cor-
porals in the U. S. Army, but to
Governor Robert S. Kerr of Okla-
homa they're "colonels." The
Governor recently named both
i boxers "colonels" on his staff.
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