HAM AND EGGS
By SGT. SMITH DAWLESS
Poet Laureate of C.B.I.
Now Edward was a headstrong lad,
Male warblers made him cranky,
He swore he'd humble and deface
Our honey-throated Frankie.
Pitching true from where he sat,
This gleeful 5 foot 10 brute,
Draped the startled Voice's puss
With luscious new-laid hen fruit.
The Bobby Sockers went berserk
And screamed it was inhuman
To decorate their Send-Me boy
With egg-yolk and albumen.
The coppers hustled Edward out
Before they started shooting.
Tho "not amused" Frank volunteered
To do no prosecuting.
What rupees plenty we'd have paid
To see that little opera.
When we get home be sure we'll ask
For Omelet Sinatra!
|The ASC reclamation crew, aided by British troops, are shown here busy at the hazardous task of getting C-47 "Janey" in proper position for necessary repairs. "Janey" had landed in this enemy-held territory, bogged down in a bomb crater.|
|"Burma Peacock" salvage boys shown in this photo are: W/O Herbert Carr, Capt. Charles A. Herzog, S/Sgt. Don Hall, M/Sgt. Irving C. Sallette, Pfc. Ernest Luzier, Sgts. Roland Wechsler and Clifford Baumgart.|
|After many hours of digging, the ASC salvagers finally got "Janey's" wheels in position to be rolled out of the crater. besides the threat of Japs on all sides, the crew had to contend with rice paddy water shown here.|
OUR MOTTO: |
“WE CARRY ANYTHING”
The crew of the Troop Carrier Command plane searched for the obscure British landing field in Burma, located it among the jungled panorama beneath them and touched down to carry out another mission.
While they waited for instructions, the crew held a hangar session, recounting some of the dangerous jobs they had carried out - sneaking through mountain passes to evade Zeros, fighting instrument weather, dodging enemy ground fire on dropping missions, landing on corduroy fields newly hacked out of the jungle.
A British officer with concern advertised on his face, strode up to the plane and asked to speak to the pilot.
Off to one side, the two held a long conversation, with a great deal of gesticulation.
The pilot returned and announced bitterly:
"This is the payoff. Know what we've been assigned to do? Evacuate war-weary mules."
LEDO ROAD - A beggar-wallah came up to me with a note. I tried to decipher it. Seeing my difficulty, the blind beggar said, "Sahib, spectacles," pointing to my G.I. glasses.
He got no baksheesh. - By Cpl. Irving Marder.
At Agra, by the river Jumna's banks,
A marble tomb, by master hands made fair,
Immortal to the memory of love,
Recalls her beauty who lies buried there.
A central dome and slender minarets
Arise above a queen's enchanted sleep
To lift unearthly splendor to the moon
And cast a spell long centuries may keep.
Mumtaz Mahal, beloved of Shah Jehan,
Once heard him vow he would not wed again;
And he who mourned her passing from the world
Raised this rare monument to show all men.
This mausoleum to remembrance where
The travelers in wonderment invade
Is a prince's marble testament of love,
With jaspers, bloodstones and agates rich-inlaid.
- Sgt. Elwood Jones.
MONSOON UNVEILS UNKNOWN ENEMY
MYITKYINA - This famous "hot strip" of the Burma air war has its strictly unofficial "tomb of the unknown Japanese soldier," the monsoon's last flash downpour recently disclosed. When the waters came - a Jap shin bone was exposed to view in the setting. When the ASC personnel stationed nearby had satisfied themselves that it was a little Jap soldier buried there, they covered up the bones and let the enemy keep silent guard to Nippon's broken power in North Burma.
WASHINGTON - (ANS) - Brig. Gen. Thomas O. Hardin, until recently commander of the India-China Division of the Air Transport Command, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for development of "the aerial lifeline to China."
Gen. Hardin has returned to the U.S. to take an unannounced assignment.
LEGION OF MERIT
Lt. Col. Gordon S. Seagrave, famed "Burma Surgeon" who accompanied Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell in his retreat from Burma in 1942, was awarded the Legion of Merit this week for his "exceptionally meritorious service" during the period of March, 1943, to September, 1944.