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YOU BELONG --- TO WHOM?
Nobody need remind you that as an American you
make your own decisions, are your own master.
But since the day you pinned on your wings you
ceased to belong solely to yourself.
You belong to the countless thousands who would
give their right arms to be in your cockpit seat;
the people who want to fly, but who, through circum-
stances beyond their control, are depending on you
to fly for them. They include young men and old
men, civilians and service-men, mechanics, office
workers, buck privates, bank presidents and Major
You belong to your friends and family. Parting
with you has been a sacrifice greater, perhaps, than
"AN AIRMAN'S CREED"
"Sometimes the fighting gets tough and I lose
friend. But the world has a sickness, and it is
worthwhile that I give my life to cure that sickness.
"Events move fast in this young flier's life, and
since I !'ave been out here fighting events move with
even greater rapidity and with belligerent deadliness
...The MacArthurian saying, 'There are no atheists in
foxholes' is profoundly true. Atheists are non-exis-
tent out here, but fatalists are to an amazing de-
gree. Happily I can say I am neither the one nor the
other. As I see it, if I do my utmost for God, coun-
try, and self, I will be rewarded in the end. I fear
no Japanese, no airplane crackup, nor death itsel
I trust that the Almighty God is with me, guiding me
through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. And as
long as I do my utmost to, for, and by Our Lord, Our
Lord will help me in His Name's sake...
"The boys down here are fighters, and excellent
pilots, and they all have that great Christian soft-
ness, thank God,"
8:00 A.M ...............Mass
9:00 A.M.... Protestant Sun-
10:00 A.M....Gunners Mass at
10:00 A.M....Protestant Wor-
11:00 A.M.. Gunners Protestant
Service at Theatre
17:30 P.M....Evening Worship
7:30 P.M.... Fellowship Club
12:15 P.M....Protestant Wor-
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
7:30 P.M.....Jewish Servic
No week-day Catholic Servic-
es until further notice.
they would admit to, but a sacrifice they are glad
You belong to your best girl or your wife. They
would rather see you come back from a combat zone
with some kind of citation for bravery-in-action
than watch you buzz their roof-tops.
You belong now to the hordes of men and women,
who, working on night and day shifts, have fashioned
your airplane. That ship is tangible evidence of
the hundreds of work-hours and thousands of dollars
which were expended to keep you aloft. Its multiple
parts add up to a silent prayer asking you ot pro-
tect it, to fly it hard but intelligently.
Yes, you belong to these people -- all of them.
-Flight Control Command
Safety Education Division
REC HALL QUIZ PROGRAMS TO BEGIN TUESDAY
TYNDALL TO HAVE
SOME 'WAGS' IN
Four Sentry Dogs to Be As-
signed Here for Duty
With Guard Squadron
Tyndall Field, which already
ias its Waacs, is going to get
some "Wags" in the near future.
Four sentry dogs to help the
guard squadron in its duties of
protecting Tyndall Field areas
are to be assigned to the squad-
ron soon, Major John M. Wilkins,
provost marshall, announced this
Cpl. Raymond Turner of the
guard squadron is now at a school
at Fort Robinson, Neb., taking a
course of instruction in the
handling and care of dogs, and
will bring Tyndall's initial al-
lotment of four canines back
Corporal Turner, upon his re-
turn, will pass on to other men
of the organization the knowledge
that he acquires at the school.
"The first four dogs will be
used for experimental purposes,r
Major Wilkins said, pointing out
that sentry dogs have p-oved to
be a great asset to guard squad-
rons at other posts.
If they are equally successful
here, he said, more will be
requisitioned, enabling men of
the organization to be relieved
for other duties.
CIVILIAN LIFE WORK
STANDS LEGAL OFFICE
CPL. IN GOOD STEAD
The private life training and
vocation of Cpl. Morris A. Lieb-
erman, of the Tyndall Field legal
office, is standing him in good
stead in his present duty. For
he was a practicing attorney in
Chicago for nearly a decade be-
fore entering the Army last July
After three years at the Uni-
versity of Minnesota, studying
pre-legal and academic work,
Cpl. Lieberman attended the Uni-
versity of Chicago for three
years. Here he received his
bachelor and law degrees and his
Doctor of jurisprudence.
Just prior to entering the
service, he was an attorney with
the rent control division of the
OPA at Washington for six months.
Mr. and Mrs. David Lieberman,
2019 West 59th Street, Chicago
aie his parents.
Cpl. and Mrs. Lieberman reside
in panama City. She is home ser-
vice secretary for the American
Red Cross iii panama City.
In Chicago, he was associated
with the legal firm of McChes-
ney, Becker and Wells. The
senior member of the firm, Col.
Nathan W. McChesney, now is with
the Judge Advocate General's de-
BEHIND THE MIKE IN NEW RADIO PROGRAM
S/SGT. STEVE LIBBY
A new Tyndall Field radio pro-
gram, "News of the Army" took
the air for the first time Wed-
nesday over WDLP. Designed to
acquaint Panama City listeners
with army news from all over the
world, accentuating the men at
Tyndall Field, the radio show
will be heard weekly at 3:30 on
Wednesday over the local sta-
tion, according to an announce-
ment by Lt. William B. pratt,
Public Relations Officer.
Other Tyndall Field programs,
a variety show, a dramatic group,
and others are being planned now
by the Commanding Officer, Col.
Leland S. Stranathan, the Special
Services Officer, Capt. Owen 0.
Freeman, and by the public Re-
lations radio director, S/Sgt.
Virgil Evans, station manager
of WDIP, and Miss Dorothy Story,
program director, are cooperat-
ing in making these programs
possible. Further announce-
ments about other programs will
be made in the near future.
TYNDALL'S CONTROL TOWER BUSY PLACE; IT TELLS
PLANES WHERE TO FLY, GIVES WEATHER INFO
One of the first things which
attract the eyes of visitors to
Tyndall Field is the control tow-
er with its greenish blue windows
And one of the first things peo-
ple want to know is what goes on
The answer is that there is
plenty going on "up there" and
it goes on 24 hours a day.
Beneath that tower which looks
out over the runways of Tyndall
field is the radio room and head-
quarters of the Fourth Airways
Communications Squadron, an al-
most unsung outfit of hard work-
ing, technically trained men.
Under the direction of Lt.
Frank Dudek, electrical engineer
from Baltimore, Md., the "Fourth"
supplies weather information to
pilots and keens military airways
safe for flying. It also directs
traffic over and on Tyndall Field
and trains radio operators for
Men of the Airways Communica-
tion Squadron work and go to
school. And they must go to
school classes three hours a day
on their known" time. Their
schedule is such that they have
practically no time to call their
Radio operators of the outfit
must be able to take from 18 to
20 words a minute in code and be
able to maintain their equipment.
They have a rigid monthly Inspec-
tion and each week all equipment
must be checked. And all such
work must be done at night when
traffic in the air is lightest.
There are always at least two
men on duty in the radio room of
the Tyndall Field squadron and
another on the alert 24 hours a
day to maintain the transmitter
station and connecting cables.
The transmitter is several miles
from the field.
The man the squadron places in
the control tower must be mental-
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VETERAN GUNNERS TO BE
FIRST ON NEW SERIES
OF QUIZ PROGRAMS
Sgt. Reinitz to Act as MC;
Sgts. Wright and Coburn, vet-
eran gunners recently returned
from combat, will take over the
Dodlum at the Rec Hall Tuesday
night in the first of a new ser-
ies of programs sponsored by the
Snecial Service Office.
Tuesday evening's program will
be directed by Sgt. Bernard Rein-
itz. Following a brief descript-
ion of their combat experiences,
Sgts. Wright and Coburn will be
interviewed by Sgt. Reinitz and
the remainder of the evening will
be given over to a round table
discussion with the veteran gun-
ners welcoming any questions put
to them by members of the aud-
On the following Tuesday, June
29, the initial inter-squadron
quiz contest will take place.
Four-man teams from the Finance
and Gunnermaker outfits will be
the first opponents. Sgt. Rein-
itz will act as the quiz master
and members of the winning team
will be given their choice of
free beers or soft drinks.
Questions for the "information
tease" will be on current events
and will be drawn from important
data on the weekly Army newsmaps
and from the ages of Time and
Newsweek. However, questions
from the men on the field are de-
sired and the Special Service of-
fice will award one free pass to
the post Theater for each ques-
tion AND answer accepted.
The programs will begin at
DANCE MARKS OPENING
OF APALACH HANGAR
More than 500 GI's and their
friends from neighboring Apala-
chicola were on hand last Monday
night at the dance which marked
the opening of the new hangar at
the flexible gunnery camp.
Music for the affair was fur-
nished by the Tyndall Field dance
band featuring vocals by Jimmy
Coniff. Warrant Officer Edmund
R. Kenny, post adjutant, was the
master of ceremonies for the
Free refreshments were served
through the efforts of Lt. Munroe
Edelstein, mess officer, and his
staff of cooks. The dance was
held under the supervision of
Lt. Frank Gilden, Special Service
The arrangement committee con-
sisted of T/Sgt. Anderson, Cpl.
Brawner, S/Sgt. Elliot, Sgt.
Zaha and 1st/Sgt. Trombitas.
Bachelor Uncle: 'Baby six weeks
old, you say. Talk yet?'
Proud Father: 'Oh, no: not yet.'
Bachelor Uncle: 'Boy, eh?'
June 19, 1943
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QUESTION: WOULD YOU RATHER
HAVE THE TYNDALLETTES AND
BEER, OR THE VICTORETTES AND
NO BEER, AT THE REGULAR THURS-
DAY NIGHT DANCES AT THE REC
HALL. (BEER WILL Nul 6o SERV-
ED IF THE VICTORETTES ARE
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. SI UP~HUCH
FFC. VINCENT MFOLA, Guard
Squadron, Brooklyn, N.Y. "Vhy
deprive the men of a few beers
when we'e gone so many months
without it. After a days
work, a fellow likes to relax
over a couple of beers- if
the girls aren't old enough
to be around when the fellows
are drinking beer, then don't
invite the girls. But don't
deprive the men of their beer."
PPC. PAUL SCHMIDT, dispatcher,
Jamaica, N.Y. "Beer, but de-
finitely. If they were to
serve draft instead of bottled
beer, they could have the
dances on the beach with no
girls at all. Women are easy
to find beer isn't."
CPL. ALLAN PROMKIN, chiej dis-
patcher, New Haven, Conn.
"It seems to me that the Rec
Hall is for the enjoyment of
the Gl's. With beer hard to
get in town, I don't think
the men should be deprived of
it at the Re: Hall- girls or
no girls. "
SGT. BOB MITCHELL, section
instructor. "The USO girls
are a little too young for
me- I wou d like the older
Tyndall girls- whether they
serve beer or not. The Vic-
torettes mean well, I know,
and guess the 3;'s apTre-
ciate then, but wh i ,e i;rm
no: an old man myself, I do
fee l that I'm over the gig-
MY FAVORITE PHOTO -
A new feature for the Target, beginning this week, "My Fav-
orite photo,, will consist of one picture each week with ac-
companying description. Anyone desiring to submit his favor-
ite photos for publication is invited to do so. All that we
ask is that they be either interesting or humorous or both.
All photographs received will be returned to their owners as
soon as possible. Suggestions: That photo of your gal in the
South Sea Islands; the snapshot of you at the age of one (1),
diaperless; that picture of you at work, either in your civil-
ian days or during recruit training, just to prove to friends
that you once were "on the ball."
The above picture was received by us through devious chan-
nels with the aid of T/Sgt. Earl Boutwell. It shows Sgt. JOHN
BOSWORTH, of Tyndall's S-2 staff, putting up his dukes with
the Manassa Mauler, one of the greatest heavyweights of all
time, JACK DEMPSEY!
The picture was taken several years ago, and a copy of it
hangs in Dempsey's restaurant on New York's Broadway. Bos-
worth is an old friend of the ring champion and has seen all
of his major fights. John also confided to us that he has
tangled with Jack as his sparring partner.
The sergeant is from Elkins, W.Va., where he has been active
in political affairs of the state. He served four years in
the West Virginia legislature and holds a colonel's commission
in that state's police force. In addition to all these ac-
tivities, John and his wife also managed to put out a weekly
He enlisted in the Army in August, 1942, and arrived at
Tyndall two months later.
The Yardbird SEZ-
Great day, the ole yardbird
has sho had a rugged weak
end. I wuz awful broke on
account uv the crap game I
tried ter cleen ot last weak -
an it looked sort uv like I
wuz gointer hafto spend a
reel peeseful stagnatin time
at home fur a change. Thin
I happened ter think uv a
change ter akwire a little
drinking likker so I bummed
bus fare an eesed inter town. ---- .
I wuz gonna hock ma four
tooth plate whut goes in the frunt uv ma mouth. I lost twdl
uv ma teeth bak home whin ma little brother Crunchie cussed:
the seven Buller boys whin they wuz standing between us an
the door, an I lost wun at ma sister Slutsie's wedding (that
feller sho did put up a fite) an I lost the other wun in a
major naval ingagemint down in pensycola. The plate cost me
thurty five dollars an sixty cents an I figgered that as many
kwarts as I had consoomed in ma gud buddies please he shud
orta consint ter hold ma thurty five dollur plate fur a five
dollur kwart uv rum, an aft.ur a little perswashun he did. In
fack he let me take twu kwarts. An that's aboot all that
happened uv interest ecksept that uv all the wimmen ot on
Long Beach I had ter pick ot a capting's wife ter git fresh
with. Well, I reckon I better be again'
-The Yardbird (No. 1)
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Tyndall Target, Post Headquart-
SONG OF THE WAAC
Once her mommy made her bed,
Cleaned her clothes and but-
tered her bread;
And her favorite dress was
Oh, me, Oh, my,
That ain't GI!
Then she came to camp one day,
Quickly learned the GI way,
Underwear cafe au lait,
Oh, me, Oh, my,
Hats and shoes and skirts
Your girdle bunches where you
Come on, rookie, you can't
Just heave a sigh
And be GI.
-Camp pickett News
WE ALL CAN'T BE HEROES!
(But We Can Try)
Remember Colin Kelly? Remem-
ber "Butch" O'Hare?
They are just a few that gave
those Japs a scare.
They ventured out to look for
And now, they're in the "Hall
They gave those Japs a taste
And chased those BLANK's right
out of bed.
But soon we too will go out
Like a streak of "Kelly Light-
'Cause we are, we hope to
The "Tyndall Gunners", and in
To the boys in the steaming
And those up near the pole,
I thought it might cheer your
If this one fact I told:
Tho I know your life is
It's work it's fight no
But if I were granted shipment
I'd pack and come right now.
Perhaps you think I'm crazy
For once you felt the same,
But comrade please remember,
It's fools like us who win
-Pvt. Bill Bell
MOTTOES: Farmer---'Weed 'em
Crook---'A think of booty
is a joy forever.'
Londoner---'There's no po-
lice like Holmes.'
Italian (In North Africa):
'Rome was never like this!'
TUW r~Vn T.T. TARPTF
June 19. 1943 THE TYNDAIL TARGET Page 5
READJUSTMENT OF FIELD
PERSONNEL TO TAKE
PLACE IN NEAR FUTURE
New Manning Table to Group
Related Workers in
A readjustment of field pers-
onnel to effect greater effic-
iency will take place in the very
near future when the new manning
)able goes into effect, Col. Le-
land S. Stranathan, Commanding
Officer, announced this week.
The manning table will divide
the field's personnel into groups
which do related tasks instead of
the present squadron system in
which men who work in several en-
tirely different jobs may be
found in the same squadron.
Also announced this week was
the news that promotions for
field personnel would be forth-
cnmUng shortly. Ratings had been
frozen for the past three months.
The manning table readjustment
is expected to result in the for-
mation of separate squadrons for
administrative personnel, mess
personnel, maintenance men and
other such organizations. The
gunnery school instructors and
other Department of Training per-
sonnel already are assigned to
two gunnery training outfits-the
39th and 40th.
The manning table readjustment
already has been effected at
Buckingham Field at Fort Myers.
There, the Flexigun, official
camp newspaper, said:
"There was no mass exodus from
the field--contrary to rumors
which had been circulated--but
there was a great deal of moving
"As far as work is concerned,
most of the men are still Der-
forming the same duties, but now
every squadron on the field has
a specific function and every man
in the outfit contributes to that
function. For example...two
squadrons...are now maintenance
squadrons, and their personnel
includes all the field's mechan-
ics, crew chiefs, technical in-
spectors, technical supplyclerks,
parachute riggers, fuel truck
drivers, instructors for techni-
cal schools and other personnel
working 'on the line.'
"Cooks, bakers, kitchen police,
butchers, mess sergeants and
stock clerks are now all in (one)
"The purpose of the entire re-
classification of squadrons is to
conserve manpower by making more
effective use of the men avail-
wThe materiel squadron...con-
tains men with such occupational
specialties as communications,
radio maintenance, armament--in-
spection and supply--two reel
maintenance, post operations....
The two headquarters and head-
quarters training squadrons have
all the instructors, ground range,
turret, weapon, sighting, syn-
thetic training and phase super-
The Fort Myers personnel off-
icer, Capt. Edwin B. Bates, Jr.,
said of the reorganization there:
Signal Corps Photo
Diplomats May Dicker but more international good will is brought about by acts such as the
above where a U. S. medical officer attends an Arabian child than by all the conferences ever held.
Capt. Lester L. Blount, medic of an Air Forces squadron in North Africa, examined treated and dipped
into his own personal supply of vitamin tablets to start the kid on the highway to better health. Hence
the youngster's old man becomes a solid supporter of the United Nation forces and the child himself
will be friendly in the years to come.
NO NOOSE IS GO0D NEWS;
NECKTIES COME OFF
your khaki necktie, whether it
be of the finest imported Scotch
tweed or genuine GI issue, will
no longer be worn during the per-
formance of duty on the field,
except in those cases specified
in the Daily Bulletin yesterday.
General rules regarding the
non-wearing of the necktie, ac-
cording to the Daily Bulletin
1. The wearing of the necktie
may be dispensed with during the
performance of duty on Tyndall
Field between Reveille and Re-
2. Neckties will be worn at all
times outside the reservation.
3. Neckties will be worn at all
times the uniform is worn between
Retreat and Reveille, whether on
or off the reservation.
4. Neckties will be worn at all
times personnel concerned are
participating in formal cere-
5. Only the top (collar) button
will be worn unbuttoned.
6. personnel will keep their
neckties on their person at all,
times in order that they may be
worn when necessary.
MIAMI BEACH OCS IN MOVIE
In a parade of juniorr feat-
ures currently showing at the
*ost Theatre, such as nThe March
of Time," "This is America."
"World in Action," "Community
Sings," and similar films, a new
subject, "Wings Up," will be pre-
sented Saturday, June 26
"Wings UP," produced by the
War Activities Committee in con-
junction with the Office of War
Information, features the AAF
Officer Candidate School at Miami
"This new plan means that every
man will be in the job for which
he is best suited and trained....
The move wil) greatly simplify
the work of classification since
we will know at all times where
all of our specialists are."
BEAUTY PARLOR PLANNED
The Waacs are going to have
their own beauty shop. plans
are being made by the post Ex-
change to set up a beauty par-
lor in the WAAC headquarters
building, it was learned this
10 WAAC'S GO ON DUTY
IN POST COMMUNICATIONS
Ten WAAC radio technicians went
to work this week-the first of
the feminine soldiers to take
their place beside the Tyndall
men they eventually will re-
Attired in coveralls--size 38
and much too large-borrowed from
the Quartermaster, six WAAC radio
operators and four mechanics went
on duty in post Coiaumications.
The 10 arrived earlier during
the week from WAAC radio schools
and brought the total in the WAAC
detachment here up to 22 enrolled
members and two officers.
Four WAAC cooks and one' baker
are working with the male cooks
in the Quartermaster mess hall,
where the Waacs are eating until
the remainder of the company ar-
rives and the mess hall in the
WAAC area is opened.
The WAAC company here, inciden-
tally, is officially designated
as the 785th WAAC post Headquart-
ers Company. Just when the re-
mainder of the outfit--numbering
more than 100--will arrive is not
The restriction which had pro-
hibited the Waacs from leaving
the field was lifted Thursday
night for the 12 enrolled members
who arrived here first, and sev-
eral went to take a look at pana-
ma City, but the 10 radio opera-
tors still are restricted and
will be for two weeks after their
ITYNDALL CONTROL TOWER
IS A BUSY PLACE
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ly alert every second. Some-
times a number of planes will be
in the air and the pilots depend
upon the dispatcher for help.
They call him for a signal to
take off. They call him for
weather information, the direc-
tion of the wind, the speed of
the wind. And most Important of
all they call him when they are
A pilot who sees he must make
a forced landing soriewhere in the
Gulf doesn't have time to give a
detailed description of what is
happening. He just calls "May
Day" into his miniature mike and
the man in the tower knows by his
code number about where the plane
is and dispatches help to the
A pilot may be taxiing out for
a take-off with one of his motors
on fire and not know it. The man
in the tower again. He gives in-
structions to the pilot and a
plane and men are saved. It has
happened in the past and will
happen In the future.
A plane coming in to land has
the right of way over one about
to take off and the tower must
be ever alert. If the man there
fails to see an approaching plane
a tragedy may result.
yes, there is plenty going on
in that tower, and the Fourth
Airways Communications Squadron
trained the man on duty. And
training such a man is a tough
job. He must be carefully se-
lected, for men long experienced
in radio and broadcasting have
been known to "freeze up" when
three or four pilots are calling
him for information at one time.
It takes a cool head and steady
nerves to keep their code numbers
straight and to give out the
information they desire.
Doctor Becomes Diplomat
June 19. 1943
THE TYNDALL TA-RGET
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NEWS FROM THE
ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE
\VEEK: Pvt. Swidarski ran the ob-
stacle course in.8 minutes flat for a
nex\ field record, clocked' officially
hb a P. T. instructor.
THINGS WORTH SEEING: E. L.
Baker eats frogs and washes them
down with Coca-Colas.
'CHARACTER OF THlE WEEK:
Sgt. Logan, who used to work as a,
cartoonistt for Walt Disney in Hol-
New changes in the squadron put
Lt. Green and Lt. Converse in Squad-
ron D. Lt. Wetsel, former P. T. of-.
ficer, replaces Lt. Green as adjutant.
Before leaving, however, Lt. Green
completed arrangements for the
bang-up squadron party. Good luck
in your new jobs, gentlemen, and'
greetings. Lt. Wetsel.
D. M. Scarborough, F. D. Tibbits,
A. E. Hodson, and W. K. Wilson de-
serve public recognition for their
academic leadership, and they will
be L'.iply rewarded for being high
men in their respective flights.
As a farewell gesture, this squad-
ron would like to thank the students
and instructors of barracks 406 and
407 for the all-out effort they have
displayed all through school in
marching, singing, discipline, and'the
excellent condition of their barracks.
For the second time since this
class has been here, this squadron
won the weekly inspection, tying for
first place last Saturday. That's
Welcome, Students of Class 43-30,
to Squadron E!
After visiting the student barracks
and those housing the Air Cadets, we
see looming up another group of fine
men. According to reports from our
first visit with the enthusiastic Air
Cadets, we find that they are in
training for Bambardier Navigators.
Other remarks from them confirm
the fact that the housing conditions
at Tyndall Field are far superior to
those previously encountered.
After "chewing the fat" with the
Air Cadets, we met the enlisted men'
unloading their baggage from the
trucks. They were moving to the
Squadron area from "Skunk Hol-
low." where they have been living
for the past three weeks. We learn-
ed that the enlisted men hail from
armor, airplane mechanic, and radio
schools. The squadron will be a wel-k
come relief after the rugged life at
the "hollow." No longer will they
be faced with the constant threat of
pulling K. P., guard duty, and other
tops in any man's league, boys, con-.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK-Mrs.
Ta'rnowski would like to know why
it is that Sgt. Tarnowski has had to
leave Tyndall Field three times since
she has been here, and yet never had
to leave before she arrived.
After burning quantities of mid-
night oil and energy last Sunday
night in preparation for Monday's
test, Squadron A's potential "Tail
End Charlies" were disappointed to
hear that there was no exam sched-
uled. They moaned so loudly you
could almost hear them. Their out-
look was further brightened later in
the day by a pay call. In fact, "Blue
Monday" had turned a pleasant pink
After a stormy debate in Flight
3's barracks today, Pfc. Harry'
(Please, fellows, at ease!) Baker was
unanimously named by his students
as "the instructor most likely to
succeed S/Sgt. Cherry." At the same
obituaries were revived and edited in.
order to be ready for publication af-
ter the class finishes its firing on
the moving base range.
Sgt. "Mac" (short round) McCor-.
mick finally rung the bell at home
after several unsuccessful attempts
in this vicinity. He returned from
furlough with half the society page
of the Boston Traveler with his in-.
tentions plastered all over it. It
looks like he has made the Boston
"Four Hundred". (399 and Mc-
What two whole sections showed
.their devotion to duty last week byp
."volunteering" for Kaypee? Also,
what S/Sgt. with two hitches went
along for the ride?
You may like to sleep in class,
To increase eight hours to eleven,.
A warning to the student squad-
rons: If you entertain any fond
hope of holding first place in the
Saturday inspections you'll have to
see that we don't have more than 15
minutes for our GI party. We toc
an easy tie for second after no mo.
than an hour and a half of scrub-
bing after night classes Friday night.
We noticed that one of the slips
in the suggestion box bore a plea for
sponge rubber gun stocks, signed by
that, alleged "rootin' tootin' gun to-
ter from Texas," Pfc. Jaehne. Tch!
Sgt. (swing a deal) Adamac re-
turned from furlough this week. The
sergeant, a former Chicago politic-
ian ( ? ??), has tried several times
to unionize the Army but has met
with little success. He has set up a
board called the LWFTI (Less Work
for the Instructors) but has received
little cooperation from the field's
Cpl. Allard at the skeet range this
week suddenly found himself losing
weight. Upon a self inspection 11
found his fatigue hat peppered an,
made much lighter by the presence
of eight or ten holes clear through
the brim. He has often been mistak-
en for a wolf but this is his first
experience at being mistaken for a
But your ignorance may get you
On a combat crew in Heaven.
-Sgt. J. H. Cobb.
TYN DALL TOM MY.......
PREPARATIONS FOR THE BOMBING OF
SECRET OBJECTIVE BEGINS- EVEN MISS
POOTY MAKES A TOUR DURING THE EXCITEMENT- .
DRAFTING DEPARTMENT IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY JOBS
The Drafting Department of the Department
of Training has been in operation since
December 5, 194i. At the beginning, it had
but one member and at one time grew to a
strength of seven men. At the present,
only five men are in the department.
The work that the department has done has
included construction drawings for school
training equipment, sheet metal drafting,
topographical maps, instruction charts,
commercial illustrations and layouts, fin-
ished lettering mechanical drafting, sign
lettering, moral posters, patriotic post-
ers, cartoons for student morale and Tyn-
dall Target art work.
In the way of interesting facts and fig-
ures, the men of the department said the
hardest job they ever did was designing a
rate indicator for a turret; the easiest
was drawing a simple circle. The longest
job took one month to finish, the shortest
took roughly 20 seconds.
The boys in the department have the cour-
age to say, "We have never said 'no' to any
job yet; if one of us can't do it, the oth-
er can, or we can do it together."
S/Sgt. Frank H. Horn
Cpl. Marshall M. Goodman
Pvt. Jack R. Griffin
I l~t I IL. I a JI ,
-I' I I~ II LL I
Sgt. Fred H. Slade
* ~ -
- j t-
The author ot this article describ-
ing a tail gunner's part in defending
a bomber against an attack by enemy
planes has been on many trips to Ber-
lin--as a gunner in a Royal Air Force
bomber. He has written a book, "Tail
Gunner," which is a best seller in
England. This article is taken from
"London Calling," official publication
of the British Broadcasting Corpora-
tion. It is published in the Target
as a well-written description of what
a gunner may expect when he goes into
action for the first time.
SWAS feeling very hot and uncomfortable
in my turret. I was sitting with my
hands resting on the control column. The
sun was pouring in and I felt as if I
were melting like butter. I usually
feel very cold when I am flying--I am
used to night bombing. This was the
first time I had been on a daylight raid
and I was wearing too many clothes. How-
ever, it was my fault and I had to grin
and bear it.
I had a wonderful view all around me.
The sides of my turret were made of per-
spex so there was nothing to stop me
seeing out. We were over the sea. It
was a wonderful blue. It was sparkling
as though there were hundreds of little
lights down there winking up at us.
There had been silence down the inter-
com for same time. Then it was broken
by the navigator saying: "Another 15
minutes'll see us there."
"Keep a careful lookout, everybody!"
added the pilot,
We were nearer the French coast now
and I could just make out the fields and
the woods. I should have liked to be
able to look longer. This was the first
time I had flown near France in the day-
time...but I had to search the sky above,
below and all around me. My eyes ached,
staring into the blue of the sky. If
there were fighters about we should soon
see them, as we were very near our des-
Suddenly the front gunner said one
word down the intercom... "Fighters." Al-
though I had been expecting to hear it
. for some time, it gave me a sort of
prickly feeling down the back of my
THEY were too far round for me to see
them...but in a few seconds I saw
-a three others, flying in formation
several miles away well above
They were not closing in. They were
flying from the port round to the star-
board quarter, and I gave their position
and range to the pilot.
"There are some more climbing up," I
again heard down the intercom.
Evidently they did not intend to at-
Illustrations-T/Sgt. Orel Ledbetter
Photograph--Sgt. Silas Upchurch
"' .. .' ,
tack until they were up in full force;
they seemed to be sizing us up and wond-
ering how formidable a target we should
be. Well, they were soon to find out!
More fighters were climbing to join
those already up there. I could now
see three formations of three, and then
six more joined them. They were all
about four miles away, and still they
showed no signs of coming in. The front
gunner said he could see 12 more from
the nose flying across our track. A
,g way off,
Still they did not come in to attack.
Evidently they didn't consider them-
selves strong enough even yet.
We were within a few minutes of the
target, and the navigator said he could
see it quite clearly. The rest of the
formation got into position behind us,
ready to drop their bombs.
'Keyed up, Waiting..'
| SAT, keyed up, waiting. Sitting wait-
ing to be attacked was a great strain.
When were they going to come at us? We
kept on, getting nearer the target ev-
ery second. The fighters flew around us
a ring now about two miles away on
ci-I sides. There were dozens of them
there. They were flying around in twos
and threes. It made me think of sea-
gulls round a fishing boat before the
nets are hauled in.
Suddenly the puffs of smoke appeared
as if from nowhere. They were the
shells bursting...round, solid and neat
at first, then bigger and bigger as
though they were swelling. Then they
would become ragged at the edges and
turn into grey cloud. There were dozens
of them all around, and, as we moved,
fresh ones followed us.
Occasionally I actually saw the shell
on its upward flight, looking like .a
silver streak soaring to the sky.
C 'denly it would stop and give place to
G..- of those large puffs. They were
never alone-always surrounded and fol-
lowed by others. I wasn't watching out
for the shell bursts-though I could see
them and hear them and feel them all the
time-I was looking for fighters..watch-
ing those I could see, and searching the
sky for more.
The sky behind us was getting thick
with fumes and smoke of bursting shells.
They were firing all they had right at
us, and as hard as they could.
The crump of the shells around and be-
low us was continuous. Many times I was
blown hard against the side of my turret
Soff the seat yet I hardly noticed
., barrage; I was waiting...waiting to
be attacked, waiting to defend our air-
plane from the fighters flying around
and above us.
'The Fighters Were Among Us...'
And then, suddenly, the fighters were
among us. They no longer seemed to be
hovering at a distance, but were very
near and very active, like seagulls when
the catch begins. For the moment our
plane was left alone and those behind
were getting the brunt of the attacks.
I saw one fighter burst into flames,
roll over on its back and dive down
toward the sea leaving a trail of black
smoke behind it.
I had to keep on looking around me,
peering through the smoke clouds, turn-
ing my turret first one way and then an-
Through all the medley and the noise
of shell-bursts I heard the navigator
giving directions to the pilot. We
were on the bombing run-up now. The
navigator didn't seem to notice all the
commotion of flak and shell-bursts a-
round him; only the target below. As
I heard him giving his directions of
"left," "right," and "steady," I could
feel the plane turn and check as the
pilot made the corrections.. "Bombs
gone!" he finally said...then, almost
immediately: "I got a wizard sight."
Waiting and Wondering
All the time 1 was waiting and wonder-
ing why we were not being attacked. I
almost wished we were; then I could do
something. As it was, all I could do
was to sit and watch and wait..wait for
our turn and watch them shooting at our
Under normal conditions I should have
been absorbed and scared by the flak
bursting so frequently and so near. The
crumps underneath, behind and on either
side were one after another almost with-
out pause. Several times I felt the jar
and thud as splinters hit us and tore
through fuselage and tail, and yet only
part of my mind registered and realized
the fact. I couldn't do anything about
it anyway. I could only sit and watch
and hope that we should get no fatal
hits. My mind was absorbed with the
fighters and wondering when they were
going to attack. I could do something'
with them-that was what Iwas there for.
I was there to fight back but, you
see, I could not fight unless they first
came at us. That was what was getting
me down...watching them, waiting, and I
just couldn't do anything about it..
Almost as soon as the navigator had
said: "Bombs gone" I saw a fighter div-
ing down on us. I immediately called
through to the pilot: "Fighter diving
down port quarter up!"
I started giving him directions for
turning. I elevated my guns and got -
him in my sights. As we turned,
the Nazi fighter passed over our
heads. Then he was out of my range of
As soon as I lost sight of this one I
saw another one climbing up at us, and
again I called through to the pilot:
"Fighter starboard quarter down."
The fighter started firing at us al-
most as soon as I spotted it, and I saw
the flashes from his guns and the trac-
ers streaking past us. I opened fire,
although he was at extreme range, hoping
to put him off. I had plenty of ammuni-
tion and could afford to use it. He
came steadily in, firing in bursts, and
I replied with my guns. He still came
in, getting nearer...and I continued to
fire back. I could hear and feel his
shells and bullets striking the fuselage
just behind me. Still he came in, near-
er and nearer. I felt no antagonism,
but was calm yet determined to shoot him
I had no feeling of fright...only of
amazement that I had not shot him down.
We seemed to have been shooting at each
other for so long. I was also amazed
that I had not been hit, as the bullets
and cannon shells were pouring all a-
round me continuously.
Perhaps I had been hit and didn't know
it...I would look around afterwards.
'I've Got Him'
OUT of the corner of my eye I saw part
of the tale plane ripped away by cannon
shell and almost at the same time the
fighter rolled over on his back and went
into a spin. I felt a vast feeling of
relief surge through me as I called to
the pilot: "I've got him."
The whole combat seemed to have gone
on for a very long time, although it
really could have lasted only for a few
I began to feel very scared. You
see, I was too intent while we were
being attacked to feel at all fright-
ened, but now that there was a lull for
a few seconds I felt my heart pounding
against my chest and my throat and
mouth felt dry. Outwardly, though, I
was perfectly calm and ready for furth-
Five minutes later we were flying
peacefully once more. The sun was
still hot, but was no longer beating
into my turret. We had turned and
were flying for home. I looked back at
what had been a medley of fighting
airplanes a few minutes before. Now
the sky was clear. But in the distance
I could see a grey patch of cloud-all
that was left of the bursting shells.
-P .T TTA
ANOTHER COLLECTION of cartoons drawn by service men
at other stations is presented herewith to help make
your outlook upon life a little less sour.
"I think you'll find Pvt. Smith's morale considerably
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers-
Now you fan me for a while!"
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Tune 19. 1943
THE LIGHTS THAT SHINE
It's about time the boys at
headquarters received a bit of
recognition in the Target. John-
nie Tiller was quite amazed when
he returned to his barracks re-
cently and found buck sergeant
stripes sewed to his pillow,
blanket and sheet. Johnnie,
Ivain boy that he is, would never
think of doing such a thing him-
self. However, we know that he
didn't borrow a needle and thread
from pfc. Danny (pT) Gabbard for
Herr Von (Tootsie Roll) Schro-
eder is really sweating it out
these days. His contemplated
furlough is making a nervous
wreck out of him. He intends to
sprout wings about July 3 and
take off for the cooler climes
of Reese, Michigan. We hope that
American Airlines doesn't dis-
appoint him. Also, we are un-
able to throw shadows on his
noble character because he sel-
dom, if ever, does things wrong.
our next character, known and
loved by everyone on the field,
is Pfc. Danny Gabbard, otherwise
known as "Marryin' Sam." He has
been making regular trips to the
Everglades supposedly for the
purpose of conjuring up a vision
of "Sweet Mary." We hope that
this Cincinnatti belle doesn't
know what she's getting into.
Gabbard happens to be a rootin'
tootin' shooting' feuding moun-
taineer from Kentucky, and we
ain't just whistlin' nDixie,"
T/Sgt. Joe (Mohair) Trombitas
has certainly climbed the ladder
since last October. From buck
to first sergeant in ten months
isn't bad no matter how you look
at it. We think that everyone
will agree that he really deserv-
es it. We might also add that
Joe is sporting a new Ford and
we ask is it love, or imagin-
(More Headquarters stuff next
FURLOUGHS, HEP TALK
AND MESS ORCHIDS
S/Sgt. Killingsworth, post
Ordnance NCO, is on furlough deep
in the hills of Tennessee. They
say Ordnance is still going
strong without him but the boys
would sure like to see him back.
pfc. Lynn is awaiting his "vaca-
tion" papers with the nation's
capital as his destination. He
will confer for approximately
twelve days with congressmen,
senatorss and the president on
such subjects as, "When can I go
home, When do we eat, and why do
I love Apalachicola?"
Lt. Glauser, according t
statements made by his own men,
is really "allrete." A "solid
Jackson from way back and sharp
as a tack. (He's doing an ex-
We haven't had a great deal to
say about the mess hall at Apal-
ach, but it certainly is some-
thing worthwhile to talk about.
r-tween Lt. Edelstein and S/Sgt.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Baustin and with the able assist-
ance of a fine staff of cooks
plus one (1) baker, they are
turning out meals fit for a king.
Something unheard of, steaks
that taste like steaks, lamb
that doesn' t taste like goat, is
a common item on the bill of fare.
Never a meal goes by but what
there's a little something diff-
erent on the tables. It' s things
like this that makes this man' s
army not so rugged to take. you
begin to realize what they're
doing when you watch the T/F gun-
ners sit down and eat their first
good meal in five weeks
LINE ENGINEERING GOES
TO THE DOGS
On the morning of Anril 13,
1943, the Line Engineering De-
partment received into its fold
one common, everyday mongrel.
Normally, the markings on this
hound are splotches of black and
white, but they appear to be all
black due to his very bad habit
of missing baths, pvt. Unlan
undertook the major problem of
setting up a G.I. can, filling it
with water and adding a small
amount of airplane soap. The re-
sults of the nbawth" were very
satisfactory as now the little
fellow struts around with the
walk of a thoroughbred. No name
has been decided upon as yet,
but while there's life there's
hope. By the way, he's been pro-
moted to the grade of Master Ser-
geant by means of a stencil and
WHAT, NO WOLF!!!
Far be it for the members of
this command to gripe, but ac-
cording to the old saying of "You
aren't a good soldier unless you
gripe," we might just as well
start now. The subject is the
wolf cartoon that has been ap-
pearing on the Apalach page in
this paper. It has been omitted
for the past two weeks and we
consider its absence to be a case
of premeditated sabotage. We
would like to know who is respon-
sible for taking the wolf cartoon
off of our page where it right-
We have no excuse for not win-
ning the "E" flag but the consolation
;is it took real housekeepers to beat
us. The squadron lost a key ball-
player and a good soldier when Pvt.
Blue was sent to college training.
Main event of the week was the
birth of a boy to the 'Jeske family.
T/Sgt. Jeske has named the new-
comer Charles Ray. Mrs. Jeske is
resting comfortably at the Post hos-
pital and Sgt. Jeske also is recuper-
Sgt. Dodd had better be getting
"Cookie" home earlier nights or else
o Emma is a pretty big woman,
Stafford. What has Sanfilippo done
1 to rate the cold shoulder at A/C
Su1'-'y? The rubbin-in by Burke
didn't heln any. either. Why don't
Vou have Burke sweep your porch,
-Sgt. Ed. Strong.
A girl may be as fit as a
fiddle, yet it takes a beau to
make her play.
The guy wvho owns the '41 Chevy
nust remember there is an order for- b
bidding garrison hats and low-cuts in t
'own. Offender will please remove
same from trunk of said green s
Chevy S/Sgt. Jones is getting
funnier all the time as he sweats out l
combatt Speaking of "sweating t
.t out," S/Sgt. Lane was wondering s
f his pass would come back from f
the MP's in time for him to meet
his wife on her visit here I told
you Sgt. Cofer was about married.
Well, he is now-Sgt. Curry will be
soon, too. To a Tyndallette .The i
Club Bacchus boys elected Nick Far-
go the "life of the party" the other
night. Bet Sally Fargo will be glad
to hear that.
S/Sgt. Kane is at the GI hospital
recuperating from a typical trip .
The latest in beach wear for GI's
was displayed by Sgt. Powell recent-
ly. He wore a bandana to cover the
conspicuous bald spot Sgt. Terry
looked quite ship-shape after his
three-day pass. He must have gone
home Sgt. Murphy is two beats
ahead of the Ist/Sgt. He took a
girl completely away from the "top-
kick." On again, off again Shelly
has another class A pass If
you thing the MP's are kidding about
us wearing the shoulder patch, try
going to town without it I no-
ticed last week that the Bluebirds
think they have something in the
way of a bowling team. "Boidies,
who's on top?"
S/Sgt. Coolidge is looking forward
to share his rations soon with a third
party who as yet has not arrived .
Ist/Sgt. Taylor and Sgt. Goodson
looked silly being routed out of the
mess hall last Saturday morning by
the- mess sergeant for entering the
.Who says it? They say it:
Cross: (to a new group of stud-
ents) "All right, you guys, I'm your
'first sergeant. You're looking at a
soldier. How much do you want to
Webb: "No, I don't go to town
Noble: "You will never catch 'the
Wakmunuski: "I can kill a water
In leaving, try thinking about this:
"Let limitless skies be your goal, but
let good soldier be your motto."
I'll be hiding from you .
General Sherman was wrong. With,
the sub-depot headquarters and
WAAC personnel all floating around,
it seems that the old boy's pet
ejaculation is knocked into a tin hat.
Add to that the fact that a certain
group of barracks which adjoins ours
seems to have some strange fascina-
tion over the boys. Cherchez les
Every night about 9 these poor
unfortunate neighbors of ours 'are
subject to a withering barrage of
spaghetti music which is brought to
them through the courtesy of Pvt.
Probably the most welcome man
in the 'squadron is "Pop" Haints. The
boys never really considered his
worth until he was forced to absent
himself for a period of several weeks.
S/Sgt. "Short Cut" Worth has the
unparalelled distinction of building
up more time on his 6 by 3, than
any other man in the organization.
Pleasant dreams, Willie.
Our sympathies lie with S/Sgt,
"Shack Boy" Green, who is in the
Sthroes of a sweating period. Sweat-
ing out what?
I -Sgt. S. Steinberg.
The Guardians had the honor of
beingg the first squadron to enter-
ain the WAACs at a party. The
'pinch" that took place, and our CO
seemed to have the most fun of all.
We had a fair mark at inspection
ast Saturday but we still are not up
o par, and we still have to put our
shoulderr to the wheel and win that
lag. We need more cooperation and
effort to "cop" that much cherished
banner, so let's get together and
We were pleasantly surprised at
he many queries we received as to
why we did not have a column in!
the Target last week. The reason
wa's an eventful three-day pass, and
here is the trend of conversation that
took place on the trip:
Leto: Blind him, blind him!
Kooey: Kill that cow; no, hit that
pig. I'd rather have pork.
Chisholm: Let's stop for a Pensi-
Cola. I'm thirsty. (Incidentally, he
drank 23 bottles of pop on the
Mashburn: Get on the road.
Watch out. Are you sure we're on
the right road? We better get a
road map. LET ME DRIVE. Let me
out. (And so on.)
Marotta: Ahhh, at last. Tampa!
BANTER: New headquarters for
Pvts. B. E. Price, Amplo, S. Thomas,
M. B. Hart and Butcher is the Rec
Hall. They're there most of the
time T/5 R. (Dog) Turner reports
from dog school that it's a rugged
course but he's doing O. K. and
promised to bring back four dogs
. Two quietest boys of the squad-
ron are Pvts. G. Perry and J. Bishop.
MAN OF THE WEEK: Daniel J.
Sughrue has been with the Guardians
quite a while and hails from Cain-
bridge, Mass. He was with the state
and city police in Massachusetts for
about six years. Now with the
Guardians' motorcycle patrol, he is
well known for his efficiency. Due
to his previous experience, he can
tell an offender "off" without offend-
-Cpl. Sam Marntta.
The squadron is still going for
baseball in a big way, but S/Sgt.
Daniel, manager of the Post club, i
worried about more than the hitting
averages of his charges. It seems
that his heart interest has left for
school in Tennessee, and a three day
pass just can't stretch that far.
Pfc. H. H. Willis has just returned
from furlough and as predicted in
this column two weeks ago, he has
acquired a wife. He'll just naturally
start believing his own insurance
sales talks now. His old college,
from which he was yanked by a
board of his "neighbors" just a few
months short of a degree, has also
gladdened his heart by granting him
an A.B. He picked up the sheepskin
on his furlough, too, so he had quite
June 11 was the date marking the
first appearance of the squadron
drum and bugle corps when it stood'
retreat, replacing the Post Band.
Just in case, some help in the form
the Post Drug Corp stood by, but the
boys did right well so that they'll
soon be all on their own. The help
of Sgts. Brandenburg, Wilson and
Henderson, of the Post Band, has
;been very much appreciated.
-Cpl. Marvin Carter.
'I've just returned from a
trip to my home town,' said a
'man to his friend. 'It's a
funny thing about that town.
The population hasn't increased
or decreased in 20 years, but I
know the reason. Every time a
child is born there, someone
THE TYNDALL GET
BOW TO TORNADOES, 4 3
ITH ONLY TWO REGULARS IN INFIELD, TYNDALL 69TH BOWLERS, WHIPPING.OM, CLIHB INTO SECOND PLACE
place with the Zebras and Clo
EAM SCORES VICTORY OVER FAST CG giving n quarter, and asking place with the Zebras on
for none, the fighting apth bowl- Hoppers. The Zebras won a tr
from the White Flashes while t
ers wrested two out of their from the White Flashes while t
)UTFIT; TARR HURLS FOR SOLDIERS three games with the champion Cloud Hoppers lost some group
in dropping two to the Bluebird
QM keglers last Monday to climb in dropping two to the Bluebi
into a second place tie with ordnance zoomed to the di
The local Coast Guard unit brought their baseball team out that tem heights of fourth place by vi
to Tyndall on Thursday, put their star hurler on the mound, The 69th men had the first tue of Squadron C's forfeit.
and then stepped back and waited for the victory, game practically in the bag but order to maintain individu
It didn't come, despite the fact that only two regulars fell apart at the seams in the scoring records the Ordnan
were playing in the infield for the Tornadoes. The Coast final frames to give the QM pin team bowled out their games e
Guardsmen learned that it
takes more than good ball players OFFICERS CLINCH TITLE
to win a game as they went down IN PANAMA CITY LOOP
to defeat by a 4-3 score.
Cpl. "Red"'Tarr of the Medics, t
utility infielder for the Tor- With Lt. Joe Glasser hurling
nadoes, was given the pitching three hit ball, the Tyndall Field
assignment by Coach Busby. He Officers clinched the first round
was opposed by "Nellie" Nocheck, championship in the Panama City
former Toronto hurler, and now League last Wednesday night by t
the mainstay of the C.G. pitch- downing the Navy, 4-0. It was s
ing staff. the fifth straight league triumph d
Tarr was Busby's choice in the for the officers.
absence of Mullins and Davis, Glasser was given excellent
regular T/F moundsmen. Also Support by Lt. Norm Gross in cen-
missing were second baseman paul ter field who was outstanding v
Brown, shortstop Bill Hines and defensively, and sent two runs
catcher Clyde Didier, who were over the plate in the fourth
either on furlough or not avail- inning with a screaming double
able for the game. into right field. Lt. Greg
The red-topped right-hander Greene with two hits, Lt. Jim
strode to the hill determined to Bailey and Lt. jack Garland also
show his "stuff. He glanced at starred for the winners.
his infield, Sedmak on first,
"Zpen Ellis on second, regular BOQ 509 STILL UNBEATEN
rightfielder "powerhouse* Ed- IN OFFICER'S LEAGUE
wards filling in at short and Rolling along with the power
"No hit, good fields Anderson and drive of a Sherman tank, the
holding down third. Behind the keglers of BOQ #s09 continued to
plate was "Woody" Busby, who bowl over all 'opposition with no
could probably take over any damage to themselves and keep
position on the field and make their record perfect with 9 wins
it look easy. But most important and no losses.
of all, there was plenty of chat- Other results were: MOQ 1,
ter and encouragement, and to BOQ #508 2; and pX 2, QM 1.
"Red" and the spectators, this Individual highs, each teams
was the ball game. Lugo (MOQ) 191, 198, 158-547
In sharp contrast was the chat- oeorge'n (508) 201, 195, 170-566
ter offered up by the C.G.'s Lake (ord) 159, 153, 189-451
Cade (509) 180, 171, 1B0-501
which had to be drawn out from ward (p9) 180, 171, 158-465
them by their coach in a manner monogan (QM) 147, 157, 142-466
similar to a dentist pulling How they stand
teeth, perhaps the visitors were W L
too confident, or maybe they BQ #508 ........ .......... 8
didn't want to win, but in either OQ ....................... s 4
case the Tyndall men were play- Quartermaster............... 3 8
post Exchange............. ....2 7
Ing to win and win they did. post Exchange............. 2 7
As far as we know it was Tarr's
first official appearance on the uled to share mound duties ag-
mound and even though he gave up ainst the pensacola team, which
eight hits in the five innings is captained by Herman Franks,
he pitched, he was never out- former Brooklyn Dodger catcher.
classed by the rival pitcher. Today's game starts at 4 P.M.
Lefty Southard, who is -lated while Sunday's tilt will begin
to pitch one of the two week-end at 2:30.
games against Ellyson Field, re- The box score. R
T TDALL AB R H
lieved Tarr in the sixth and pro- maton&a, cf 2 1 0
Anderson, 3b 3 1 1
tected his one run lead to give Manderson, if 3 1 1
Edwards, ss 3 0 1
the Tornadoes their 4-3 victory. Busby, c 3 1 1
It would be difficult to pick Seduak, lb 3 0 1
Ellis, 2b 3 0 1
out any particular star of the Balliett, rf 3 o 1
Tarr, p 2 0 0
game for T/F, for there weren't Southard, p 1 o O
any. The Tornadoes played as a Totals 2 4 7
team. COAST GUARD AB R R
Allen, ss 4 0 0
Three weeks ago the Tornadoes parker, ib 4 0 0
Dykes, if 2 0 1
travelled to pensacola for a twin Raines, 2b 3 1 2
Eshelman, 3b 3 1 1
bill with the Ellyson nine and Laman, b 3 01
dropped two "heart-breakers" by Anderson, rf 1 o 0
Chitty, cf 3 0 1
5-4 and 6-5 scores. However, Nocheck, p 3 0 0
Reed, if 2 1 1
we're looking for a different Brazan, rf # 2 0
story today and tomorrow when Totals 3 10
SBaatted for Dykes In 5th. 10
T/F plays host to the Navy team Batted for Anderso in 4th.
on the poet athletic field.
COAST GUARD 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
Southard and Davis are sched-, TORANDOES 3 1 0 0 0 o 0 4
en their only victory of the
evening In the last two games
the .Rugged" squad 'put on the
ieat and completely demoralized
Meanwhile, the leading Gunner-
taker squad added three more
;ames to their "Won" column at
the expense of the Canaries and
tightenedd their grip on the top
ilot. However, Tuesday's sche-
lule pits the GM's against the
b aggregation, and it will mark
the first time that the GM have
een up against a strong team of
veteranss in this league. A
triple win by the QM and a clean
sweep by the 69th over their
opponents, the Redbirds, would
cause a three-way tie for first
The Medics, paced by Al xocur,
got on the winning track again
when they took three games from
the Redbirds and found themselves
in a three-way tie for third
"Across the Pacific"
"Mission to Moscow"
"It's A Great Life"
"The Leopard Man"
Aurigemma again led tne way wi
.t-1- ~~ ~ th way* wi -j _j._-^&_i
Lne highest series oUf the even-
The highest single game was
turned in by Hartbeck of the Ze-
bras who knocked down 235 pins
in his second game.
Individual highs, each team:
Aurigesna (0) 226, 174, 234-633
Kocur (M) 157, 198, 167-622
Geract (RB) 182, 195, 167-544
Hartbeck (Z) 135, 235, 190-565
Kadi (WF) 191,. 160, 218-569
Loudis (01) 176, 188, 166-652
Felker (C) 151, 163, 153-467
Fraser (69) 151, 193, 225-669
Miller (QM) 169, 170, 199-538
Grove (BB) 132, 189, 231-552
Bubp (CHg 208, 199, 186-573
How they stand: W 14
Ounnermakers............ 14 1
69th ........... ......... 11 4
Quartermaster .......... 11 4
Medics.................. 10 5
Cloud Hoppers........... 10 5
Zebras .................. 10 5
ordnance................ 8 7
White Flashes........... 6 9
Bluebirds................ 5 10
Redblrd ................ 3 12
Canares............... 1 14
Squadron C ............... 1 14,
, JUNE 19
fHuwhrey Bogart, Mary Astor
Walter Huston, Ann Harding
Chester Morris, Jean Parker
, JUNE 23
Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake
Dennis O'Keefe, Margo
USO Camp Show
Loretta Young, Alan Ladd
SUN., MON., JUNE 20-21
"The More the Merrier" Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea
TUES., WED., JUNE 22-23
"Flying Tigers" Anna Lee, John Wayne
LATE SHOW WEDNESDAY
"All By Myself"
THURSDAY, JUNE 24
"Ox Bow Incident" Henry Fonda, Mary Beth Hughes
LATE SHOW THURS. ALL DAY FRI., JUNE 25
"Cabin in'the Sky" All Star Cast
"Shadows on the S
"Tonight We Raid
"Son of Fury"
SATURDAY, JUNE 26
LATE SHOW SATURDAY
Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor
SUN., MON., JUNE 20-21
Calais" Annabella, John Sutton
TUESDAY, JUNE 22
Ann Shirley, Eddie Albert
WED., THURS., JUNE 23-24
Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney
FRI., SAT., JUNE 25-26
P age 12 0A
June 19, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET
pvt. Lou Edwards of the Guardians, leading Tornado slugger,
is pictured above in his favorite batting stance. Lou was
the hitting star in last Sunday's game against Camp Rucker
which the Tornadoes won, 5 to I. Edwards' first inning homer
scored three runs and put the game on ice for Tyndall. Lou
is a native of Gainesville, Ga., where he played semi-pro ball
before entering the Army.
POST COLORED TEAM LOSES TO NAPIER OUTFIT,
9-4; HARRISON GETS FIVE FOR FIVE
Travelling to Napier Field in
an attempt to make it two in-a-
row over the Dothan nine, the
post colored team met up with
unexpected resistance and dropped
a loosely played ball game 1'ast
Sunday by a score of 9-4.
The Tyndall team had defeated
the Napier squad 8-7 in their
game here two weeks ago, but
paced by shortstop pendell, who
connected for five hits in five
trips to the plate, the Dothan
nine clubbed out a 9-4 victory
on 26 hits to even the series.
Jenkins, a new pitcher for the
Tyndall men, started on the mound
and lasted for six innings during
which time he struck out four
men, allowed six iuns and aided
his own cause with three hits,
one of them a double. Weaks re-
lieved Jenkins in the sixth and
was credited with two strikeouts.
He permitted three Napier batsmen
to cross the plate.
Harrison, the Tyndall short-
stop had a perfect day at bat
with 5 hits in as many tries.
Third baseman Blackmon slammed
out the longest hit of the game,
a triple, in the first inning.
The Marianna Aviation nine is
scheduled to play here Sunday
and the Tyndall team is looking
forward to a repeat of their
16-1 triumph over the Marianna
team in their opener five weeks
The box score;
TYNDALL AB R H
Harrison, ss 5 1 6
Mayo, If 6 1 4
Randles, 2b 6 0 2
D akins, c 6 0 2
Blackmon, ab 4 0 3
Fox, rf 3 0 0
MCCollum, cf 4 1 2
English, lb 4 1 2
Weaks, p 1 0 1
Jenkins, p 4 0 3
Totals 42 4 24
NAPIER &B R H
pendell, as 5 3 5
Haley, ef 6 1 3
Bryant, rf 6 3 4
Jones, 3b 6 2 4
pinkson, 2b 5 0 3
Brown, c 5 0 3
Sherod, 4 0 2
Taylor, If 4 0 1
Wilkerson, lb 4 0 1
Totals 42 9 28
Two base-hits: Jenkins, Haley,
Bryant. Three base-hits: Black-
mon, Harrison. Stolen basest
Harrison 2, Blackmon 1, Englishl.
Home runs: Jones I. Winning pit-
cher: Sherod. Losing pitcher:
Jenkins. Umpires: Jones and King.
CONTINUES TO SOCK THE APPLE FOR TORNADOES
Lou Edwards, leading Tornado
batsman, was the big gun in the
Tyndall victory on Sunday when
he blasted a three-rnm homer off
of Hansen, the Rucker hurler, in
. the first inning.
In turning in his second con-
secutive three-hit game, South-
ard also repeated his last per-
formance by issuing only one
walk. His nine strike-outs gives
him a total of 23 in the past
eighteen innings. The left-hander
also contributed to the Tyndall
scoring with a double and a
single in three trips to the
plate. His single in the fourth
brought in one of the two runs
scored that inning.
Eddie Matonak, Tornado center-
fielder, turned in the fielding
gem of Sunday's game when he
made a sensational catch of the
Rucker centerfielder's tremendous
drive in the third inning. There
were two men on base at the time
and were it not for Matonak's
great catch the game might well
have gone the other way.
Jimmy Manderson, star Ordnance
athlete, made his first appear-
ance for the Tornadoes over the
weekend and hasearned for him-
self a permanent position in left
field as a result of his all-
Sunday's box score:
TORNADOES AB R H
Matonak, ef 2 1 0
Didier, c 4 0 0
Hines, as 3 1 0
Edwards, rf 3 1 2
Manderson, If 2 0 0
usby, 2b 4 0 0
Anderson, 3b 2 1 0
Sedmak, lb 3 1 1
Southard, p 3 0 2
Totals 28 8 6
3 0 2000- 5
0 0 1 0 00. 0 1
Lt. Joe Osmanski, former Holy
Cross football star, is coaching
the baseball team at Fort Han-
cock, N.J. His famous brother
Bill of the Chicago Bears grid-
ders, is practicing dentistry in
Iliinois...Harry Danning, N.Y.
Giants catcher who hit .279 in
119 games last season, is in the
Army. 'I'm through with base-
ball,' says Danning. 'From now
on I'm going to be in there
pitching instead of catching.'.
.After seven weeks of spring
training, Harvard suddenly an-
nounced that it has dropped foot-
ball for the duration. 'Were
the players that bad?' is a ques-
tion everyone is asking...Charley
Wagner, known to his Red Sox
team-mates as Broadway, had 42
civilian suits while hurling for
the Boston entry last Season.
Now he gets along with three
suits of blue and one of dung-
arees at Norfolk Naval Training
Station...The latest rage, in
case you haven't heard, are the
WUMPS (women umpires)...Ray
Berres, one of the three latest
New York Giants to face induct-
ion, told a sports writer that he
tried to enlist months ago. At
the time, he visited Army of-
fices in Chicago, and ran into
Bob Carpenter, former Giant hurl-
er, now a private. 'Hey,Bob,'
said Ray, 'What're you doing
here?' Bob whirled, grinned rec-
ognition, shook hands and said,
'Whatya mean--what am I doing
here? Pipe the uniform.' Ray
said he asked Bob how he liked
the Army. 'I can't say any-
thing,' Bob laughed, 'my boss is
right here. But listen, here's
a hot one--who do you think my
boss is?' Berres shook his head.
Carpenter chuckled! 'the batboy
of the Wrigley Field visiting
clubhouse. He's the top sergeant
in my outfit.'...Fort Devens in
Massachusetts is fast gaining
recognition as one of the leading
sports centers in the country, as
far as service men are concerned.
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TORNADOES WHIP RUCKER
5 -I; SOUTHARD GIVES
UP ONLY THREE HITS
Norman Southard, Tyndall's ace moundsman, repeated his per-
formance of last week by limiting the Camp Rucker nine to
three hits and one run in their game at the Alabama post on
The game followed a preliminary tussle on Saturday with a
Camp Rucker tank battalion team. The fray was played here and
the Tornadoes suffered a
15-6 defeat. Mullins was on the
mound for Tyndall while Nasimen- IN G
ti pitched winning ball for the |
June 19, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Page 14 THE TYNDALL TARGET
Surgery at Sea Saves Seamen
Marine Corps Photo
Skill and Science are nqt limited to dry land surgery. Five operations were performed on a transport
heading for the South Pacific. That shown above is one of them. The surgeon shown is Lt. Alexander S. Angel,
USN, who performed this appendectomy. He later assisted at another operation, and still later the same day
was relieved of his own ailing appendix. Successful appendicitis operations have even been performed in
Rugged ? 69th
\When the delegation of Waacs,
headed by Sgt. Pickett, marched up
to carry off the "E" Flag, Captain
Kedian and Sgt. Newsoim went for-
ward to discuss the terms of surren-
der. It appeared that both men were
completely captivated by the "en-
emy" and accepted the terms of un-
conditional. surrender without pro-
T. Sgt. McKaig, our not-so-small
personnel sergeant major, was re-
cently presented with a "Damn Yan-
kee" cookie jar inscribed with the
"When from the jar a cookie you
Look at this guy's figure for
'Cause if too often for this jar you
You'll soon become Mr. Five-by-
Confidentially, it is understood that
wedding bells will chime for Sgt.
Wolff when he arrives in Philadel-
phia in July. See Sgt. Thurston for
details and invites.
"Father, like Son" Pvt. Herman
Lindsey became the father of a baby
boy this week the poor little fellow
was bald headed like "Pop."
Cpl. Waters has been nomiinatcd
for Most Honest Man of Tyndall
Field. He found a wallet containing
S30 and returned it to the owner.
Sgt. W\ilkerson. of Postal Stnff, is
whistling "happy days" again, since
moving back to town. We'll give you
the benefit of the doult. Sgt. ind n~
iume that it was love, and not a dis.
'aste for .5::, PT that prompted y ,,i
o have the little woman re,jin von.
For Cpl. Sister. June nights mean
June fights. judging from th,-
srratrhrs he hBre on returning front
a l;at dat-e. W ith typical taciturnitv
Lthr corrir' l :: in't tl,!k n'.'.
Getting away to civilization is
wonderful, but who cares about
sweeping part of Atlanta every
morning? Not to mention picking
up everything that doesn't walk,
crawl or fly. Good old restful Tynd-
The farewell of Sgt. Daniels was
quite an event. Much blushing by
two of the fair ones down this way.
Believe that I'll go to OCS. We all
know Danny will be one of the best
When S/Sgt. Gering returned from
a pass he came back for more than
a rest. He will be one of the many
evacuees from the detachment when
the next OCS class begins,
Something interesting is forever
happening in the room across from
mine. The senior NCO over there
ran into a little difficulty on the last
overnight pass. It seems his date
asked him if he had an overnight
pass, and, at his affirmative answer,
he was surprised to hear that he had
better go back to the field! Then
the younger NCO over there came in
one night, took off his clothes, laid
them in bed and hung himself on
the clothes rack!
Cpl. Davis accompanied S/Sgt(
Gering to B'ham this past week in
order to see his 0. A. O. We know
another Davis who had a little peace
in the meantime.
That man that stands at the mess
hall door with a big club says he
wants his name in the column: Sgt.
Those blue envelopes received in
the filing room, and by Cpl. Makow-
ski, are known far and wide. Teddy
has to be good or that Sgt. in Flight
Surgeon's will make a report to his
Sgt. C. S. Laubly.
Conscience....'That which hurts
when everything else feels good.
This week finds the great imper-
sonator back on the job after a 15-
day furlough in the wilds of north-
ern Wisconsin, during which time the
little man claims he explored country
unknown to him before enlisting. In
case there is any doubt, the man in
question is Rupp.
With the whole squadron in one
barracks, we hereby issue notice that
we aim to capture the "E" flag, and
hold it like the New York Yankees
hold their flag in the American
An insurance drive is now under
way with Lt. Ralston supervising.
We all have confidence that this
squadron will be right on top when
the drive nears its completion. Come
Eschwie (advisor to the lovelorn)
found his three-day pass most en-
joyable. Seems Orlando holds a
greater variety of entertainment than
does Panama City. She was purty
wasn't she, Eschwie?
Fannin once agaih has had the
responsibility of running the line fal:
on his steady shoulders in the ab-
sence of our Engineering Officer, Mr
Seig, who has gone off to Pratt &
Whitney School in Hartford, Conn.
Cpls. Williams and Wheeler are
looking forward to the day where
they will be flying the same ships
they keep fit for other pilots. They
are awaiting word to be called at
-Sgt. W. J. Murphy.
The young lady walked boldly
up to a woman whom she took to
be the matron of the hospital.
'May I see Lt. Barker, please?'
'May I ask who you are?'
'Certainly! I an his sister.
'Vell, well! I'm glad to meet
you. I'm his mother.'
DO NOT use material or food
which has been exposed to gas
until it has been decontaminated.
REMOVE CLOTHING AT ONCE
which has been exposed to gas.
Leave gassed area. Then change
I Life Savers- I
A hearty welcome to our new Ad-
jutant, Lt. A. W. Goldstein. The lieu-
tenant's first official act was to en-
courage the boys to subscribe to the
maximum of that low cost GI insur-
ance. They responded enthusiastical-
ly, and as a result we are not far
from having 100 per cent.
Lt. Lugo has left us to take up
gunnery. Good luck and happy Jap
Something new has been added to
Capt. Wiseman. Growing a victory
mustache, Captain ? ...
The squadron finally got a flag.
This is one flag no other organization
can take away.
Congratulations to Supply Sgt.
Thrasher, who as a result of saying
"I do" is now drawing an extra
$37.50 from Uncle Sam. He's in fine
spirits now. It's obvious by the
NEW COVERALLS the boys are re-
ceiving, with a pair of shoe laces
thrown in for good measure. What
marriage will do to a guy!
A very close friend has come to
P. C. to visit Cpl. Kadi. The future
Mrs. L. K. has brought him a box of
his favorite cigars. But no use ask-
ing for one, boys due to climatic
conditions he's obliged to keep them
in town. However, if you sign out
for a pass and ride down to P. C.
and by chance meet him, you will b,
more than welcome to have a smokl
-S/Sgt. Wm. Solomon.
The second class of cadets to
come to Tyndall Field arrived last
Thursday. The veterans who have
been here all of three weeks attempt-
ed an upper class attitude which last-
ed two seconds. The hew under-
classmen had a three-day vacation
before starting their schedule. They
were on the verge of believing they
had struck a country club. This
myth quickly dissipated into a mere
hope. Their arrival brought many
buddies together, also the creditors
and debtors had quite a tussle.
The cadet softball team, managed
by A/C Murray Greif, is ready for
any team desiring a match.
We were very much enlightened
by a tete a tete with Lt. Col. Mos-
ley, who was sent here by Southeast
with a bagful of information as to
where, when and how we are to
spend our navigational training. Col.
Mosley at one time was CO of the
navigation school at Monroe, La.
Have you any trouble with ma-
chine guns, turrets, blondes or your
wife? If so, don't hesitate to con-
tact "Know It All Harvey," the Mr.
Anthony of squadron B.
-A/C S. Halpern.
1. In the game of chess, is it
possible to reach nearer 600,
6,000 or 6,000,000 positions in
three moves on either side?
2. What kind of a tie is Lin-
coln wearing on the Lincoln
3. When sitting down at a din-
ner party, should a gentleman
hold the chair of the lady on
his left or of the lady on his
4. Do dogs have the same num-
ber of teeth that people do, not
as many or more?
5. In most people, are the
right and left side of the face
6. Give three meanings for the
vehicle should never be
parked in the center of an open
field. Even when camouflage is
used it will appear unnatural and
Drivers of motor vehicles should
remain in concealment near their
trucks but not in or under them
and never gather in groups.
2. A bow tie.
3. The lady on his right.
4. They have ten more (42 per-
manent teeth in all. They have
32 milk teeth.)
5. No. They vary in size and
6. (a) To form metal by heat-
ing and hammering.
(b) To shape out, produce or
fashion, as to forge a life-long
trouble for ourselves.
(c) To move ahead steadily.
(d) In reference to horses- to
make a clicking noise by over-
reaching so that a hind shoe
hits a fore shoe.
(e) To falsify or counterfeit
7. Number 2 can.
8. Preserves retain the shape
of the fruit; jams do not.
9. In Mexico.
10. The former wife. The hus-
band may deduct it.
7. Which is larger, a number l
can of fruit or a number 2 can
8. What is the difference be-
tween jam and preserves?
9. "From the Halls of Monte-
zuma to the shores of Tripoli"
are the first two lines of the
Marine song. Since the North
African campaign, we all know
where Tripoli is, but where were
the Halls of Montezuma referred
to in the song?
t0. According to the new tax
law, who pays tax on alimony- the
ex-husband or the former wife?
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another: Darling, I think girls
I'm poi ent. She:
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'I can't see what keeps
'you're not supposed to.'