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THE SMART WAY
"This is a smart man's war, being fought against a
cunning and intelligent enemy" -General H.H. Arnold.
Recent headlines emphasize the truth of that state-
ment. Our enemy is so cunning, intelligent and ruth-
less that we can't afford to weaken our own chances
by willfully destroying our resources before they
get a chance to work for us. When we wreck and dam-
age airplanes by carelessness and failure to concen-
trate, we do just that.-
"Carelessness" as a cause for accidents is defined
as "inattention or lack of mental alertness" and as
such is 100 per cent preventable. Let's take a look
at a few of them: (a) pilot failed to lower his
landing gear. Came in wheels up; (b) Pilot taxied
into parked planes or into planes that were landing
or taking off; (c) Pilot failed to land within bound-
ary limits; (d) Pilot failed to shift from one gas
"A man scans the heavens with his naked eye. An-
other man does the same with the use of his field
glasses. One sees nothing but clouds and clear sky
while the other detects the presence of aircraft.
"The man without faith sees very little beyond his
limited horizon, but the man with faith can look be-
yond his limited horizon and into the very heart of
Almighty God's limitless beauty and truth. The man
with faith is like the man with the field glasses;
the field glasses did not make the aircraft to be
in the heavens--they only made them visible to the
man.. Faith makes certain things in life visible to
the man who possesses it.
"For the man with the field gLasses to be able to
continue to see beyond his naked eyes' vision, he
must keep all foreign particles and dust off the
lenses. The faithful must keep their lives clean
and free from foreign things that will becloud
"If you would see God, look through the eyes of
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A.M.... Protestant Sun-
A.M.... Gunners Mass at
A.M.... rotestant Wor-
Service at Theatre
A.M .............. Mass
12:15 P.M.... rotestant Wor-
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
5!30 P.M............... Mass
7:30 P.M...... ewish Service
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he is
present at the Chapel)
tank to another; (e) Pilot performed spins and slow
rolls without fastening safety belt--fell out of
plane; (f) Pilot failed to cut engine after landing,
walked into propeller; (g) Pilot retracted the land-
ing gear while attempting to raise the flaps; (h)
Pilot mistakenly used one lever or instrument when
he meant to use another.
Let's fight this "smart man's war" the "smart"
way. Concentrate. Stop these careless accidents.
It can be done. -Flight Control Command
Safety Education Div.
j 'Can you direct us to the Motor Pool?"
THE TYNDALT, TARr~ilT
WAAC CADRE HERE INCREASED;
"WAGS" FOR C.G. ARRIVE ON
Both WAGS and the WAAC's reach-
ed panama City Wednesday after-
The WAGS were four dogs, which
will be used by the local unit
of the Coast Guard in their pa-
trol of the waterfront. They
came crated, and in charge of
attendants from Fort Royal, Va.,
where they were in a 'class' of
157, just graduated after eight
weeks of intensive training for
The WAAC's were a new shipment
of 42, in charge of Third Officer
(2nd Lt.) Eleanor Gandy, whose-
home is at St. Petersburg where
the famous bridge bearing the
same name shortens the distance
between that Sunshine City and
The women soldiers arrived in
a day coach from Ruston, La.,
where a training center is lo-
cated. There also is an intern-
ment camp for prisoners of war
The shipment had left Ruston
on Tuesday and while they were
dead tired because of the tedious
trip, they freshened up with
rouge, lipstick and other female
adornments before alighting.
Their spic and span appearance
won numerous comments from per-
sons who chanced to be at the
With the arrival of the new
contingent, there now are 63
WAAC's in all at Tyndall. Many
of the new group are classed as
clerical help and will replace
soldiers, releasing the latter
for combat duty.
Enroute to Tyndall aboard four
trucks, the WAAC's sang their.
new composition parlez-Vous, a
completely printable ditty of
many stanzas. Sgt. Bowen, prom-
ised to type it for publication.
there is also due at Tyndall
shortly some of the trained can-
ines for duty with the military
po Ice. Due to being incorrect-
ly advised that the dogs were
for Tyndall, Lt. Valentine Day
and M/Sgt. Curtis Bull met the
train yesterday to take charge
of the four-legged soldiers, only
to learn that this shipment was
intended for the Coast patrol
"MEMPHIS BELLE" WITH ORIGINAL
CREW TO VISIT TYNDALL IN JULY
Major Loren Bryan, Tyndall *s
Sub-Depot Commander, received
Word this week from Army Ser-
vice Command Headquarters that
the "Memphis Belle," famed fly-
ing fortress, will arrive here
for a three day visit on July
The battle-scarred plane,
veteran of more than 100 suc-
cessful bombing raids over
Europe, will be flown here by
its original crew. More in-
formation concerning the im-
pending visit will be announced
at a later date.
42 NORE WIAACS ARRIVE TO HARE TYMDALL THEIR HONE
MEMBERS OF AAF WITH FLYING
EXPERIENCE NEEDED AS
Army Air Forces personnel who
already have had flying exper-
ience may now apply for training
as liaison pilots, Capt. John A.
Burkhart, personnel Officer, an-
nounced this week.
Liaison pilots fly smallplanes,
such as the L2B, carrying mes-
sages between units and giving
'information for the direction of
Successful students will, after
12 weeks training, be appointed
staff sergeants and be rated
liaison pilots for duty with the
Air Organic Observation units of
The eligibility requirements
include at least 60 hours flying
time within .the 12 months pre-
ceding date of application, or
graduation from CAA War Training
Service Liaison.Course within 12
months preceding date of applica-
personnel wno have been elimin-
ated from previous aviation cadet
air crew training or aviation
student training (Army, Navy,
Marine Corps or Coast Guard) may
SEWING SERVICE OFFERED
TO TYNDALL 61'S BY
All you fellows who "made its
may now have those new chevrons
sewed on your sleeves. Youothers
may have your sox and other
clothing mended while you're on
It was announced this week
through the office of Chaplain
Brooks H. Wester that the Salva-
tion Army in panama City had
volunteered a service to sew on
insignias, chevgons, mend sox,
shirts and other clothing of men
of this post.
Clothing must be clean before
being left at the office of Chap-
lain Wester on Mondays. It will
be returned on Wednesdays. All
articles must be marked with the
nameof the soldier firmly attach-
ed and must be left at the office
before 4:30 P.i. On Wednesdays.
men may call throughout the day
to obtain mended articles.
Soldiers should cooperate in
observing hours of collection and
returning of clothing to show
appre dation of the service vol-
unteered by the Salvation Army,
Chaplain Wester said.
OUR FRONT COVER
Left: The puss of Mussolini spurs .on obstacle course aspir-
ants on the torturous physical training course adjoining the
flight line. On the front cover may be seen two other carica-
tures that go a long way In spurring on would-be falterers on
the same course.
Right: Sgt. Woody Mueller of the Cloud Hoppers, whose deft'
hand painted the likenesses of the Axis' "barber shop (cut-
The original idea for the drawings were suggested by Lt.
David Godbold, physical Training Officer of Area #3.
VETERAN GUMNERS STAS
GOD TRAINING VITAL
IN AERIAL WARFARE
Two former members of the fm-
ous 19th Bombardment Oroup, now
stationed at Tyndall Field, have
no desire to go back into action
with *greens crews.
*We want those gunners and the
other members of the crew that we
fly with to get some good train-
ing before we risk our necks with
them,* they said in an informal
discussion which opened a series
of Recreation Hall programs to be
held every Tuesday night. The
two men, 8/Bgt. Lewis Coburn and
Sgt. Lonnie Wright, are now in-
.They emphasized, in a before-
the-mike interview with Sgt. Ber-
nard Reinitz, that if they had
the training given at Tyndall
Field when they were fighting the
Japs in the South pacific they
would have been able to do an
even better job than they did.
(As it was, they both collected
enough medals to start a hardware
8gt. Wright, who was at Hickam
Field when the japs attacked there
said that when the first bombs
dropped he thought the explosions
were from mis-aimed navy shells.
Then, when he realized that Jap
planes were attacking the field,
he ran to get a machine gun. *The
armament chief (who still didn't
realize what was going on) tried
to make me sign out for the mmu-
nition," the sergeant said.
While in a hangar, firing out of
a window, a stick of bombs struck
the building, he said. Wright
tried to give first aid to the
injured but when a second stick
struck he got out.
Sgt. Coburn, who was at Clark
Field in the Philippines, said
the men and officers there knew
the attack was coming about eight
hours before it took place, but
that we couldn't do anything
*Those Japs may be slant eyed
and they may be short, but boy,
they're tough, Sgt. Coburn said.
*you bear stories about their bad
eyesight, but there's nothing
wrong with their firing, and
there's nothing wrong with their
flying, either. And thoee Zeroes
have got plenty of firepower."
But both of them expressed omw
fiaence tnat American fliers
could whip the japs.
Sgt. Wright was wounded while
aboard a B-17 in a fight with
four Zeroes near Lae, New Guinea,
and 8gt. Coburn was wounded dur-
ing a strafing raid on the base
where he was stationed.
BATTLE OF WITS
S The Finance quiz kids are
scheduled to meet the Gunner-
maker mental giants on Tuesday
night in the Rec Hall. The in-
formation *tease, will be the
first of similar interrsqudlnpn
contests. Sgt. Reinitz will be
the "Clifton Fadiman of1 the'
program, which will begin at
June 28. 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
QUESTION: "HAVE YOU FOUND ANY
OCCUPATION IN YOUR ARMY CAREER
THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE
IN CIVILIAN LIFE."
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. DAN LEVINSON
sli*mila--*r -r -__
CPL. JLYDB B. SALARY, P1 Sales-
room Manager: "Yes and no. At
present ;'m doing the same work
I did in civilian life- but this
exte-ience will be very helpful
a ter the war.'
N/SGI. JOHNNY PARR, Finance De-
tartment: "Yes, that is account-
ing. I like the work because
it's interesting wvrk and I in-
tend to follow it up after the
S/SGT. VILLI-A J. THfRSTON, Mes-
sage Center: "No. Because 15
months of my 2 years in the Army
have been spent in this depart-
ment and I can't see how it would
benefit me after the war."
PFC. CHARLES BgRAN, Signal Off-
ice: "Yes, i like the work I'm
doing now and if the opportunity
Presents itself after the war
hope to continue in this line."
The ole Yardbird had a purty
pleasant weekend this time.
I wuz lucky enuff ter git ma
hands on a purty gud brand an
i eesed down ter long beech
ter see iffin I cud amaze a
few female shipyard workers.
But it is a strange thing a-
boot me. A man with a fase
like mine cant amaze er im-
press nobudy. At least that's
whut the furst eighteen wimnin
that i aproched tole me.
So i tuk ma bottul an set
down in wun uv the picknick
houses ter think aboot the
croolties uv the wurld an also
ter look at the purty wimmin
on the beech on account uv I
sho do like to look at a purty W
wimmen evun if they wont have pub
nuthin ter do with me. I sho T
wuz lonesome. I gess i wuz 69t
aboot as lonesome an ill at lif
eese as a clerk amongst a tha
bunch uv soljers. sta
Thin heer cum a bunch uv ole sec
ladies, fussin yellin an carry-
in boxes uv grub an napkins an
papur plates an funny papurs
an jest dang neer run me ot
uv the littel picknick house.
In fack they did shove me
cleen ovur inter wun cornur.
Thin they started setting ot
the chow aboot the time their
ole men got there.
Aftur alot uv hollerin aboot
the ants, the sand in the pick-
uls, the sun, the cool breeze an
the run in hur stockin wun uv
the ole ladies spied me an
sayed how cum you are so lone-
some, son? An i sayed on
account uv i is lonesome, an
the furst thing yo knowed thim cl
ole ladies had a hold uv me sui
feedin me on fried chickin an
tater salad an biled aigs an poc
sweet pickuls an lirmron pie an bor
I snowed wun uv the ole men moj
whut had wun sum kind uv medal sh<
fur blowin a bugle twenty Aja
yeers ago. He evun give me a aft
slug uv homemade brew an in-
vited me ot ter his house next
time he run off a batch. They
sho wuz nise folkes an I'm
sweatin ot the time whin the
ole feller gits reddy ter drip
his still. Well, I reckon id
better be agoin
---The Yardbird (No. i)
Jimmy carried the following
excuse to the teacher the next
morning: 'Please excuse Jimmy
from being absent. He had a
new baby brother. It was not
his fault. '
Gal (in parlor): 'Ma, make
him stop teasing me.' m
Ma (in bedroom): 'What's he
Gal (from parlor): 'Sittin'
on te other side of the
MY FAVORITE PHOTO -
"GRAF SPEE" IS SCUTTLED, ITS CREW BURIES ITS DEAD
while not necessarily "favorite" photographs, we believe the
snapshots below are of sufficient interestto warrant their
lication in the second appearanceof this new Target feature.
he photos were submitted by T/Sgt. jurgen H. pfoltner of the
h. pfoltner is the Line Chief for Transient Aircraft and
e Flight. He hails from Manni ng, Iowa, where in civilian
e his chief occupation was farming.
askedd about the source of the pictures, the sergeant replied
it they were turned over to him by his wife, who in turn
ted that beyond that their origin must remain a civil ian
Ibove: The crew of the Graf Spee attend funeral services of
'ir fallen mates in Montevideo. Third from the right of the
*rgyman may be seen the skipper of the ship, who committee
cide shortly after the scuttling.
Below: The Admiral,Graf Spee, once the pride of the Nazi
=ket battleship fleet, is set ablaze by her crew in the har-
of Montevideo, Uraguay. The action took place in the early
iths of the war after the German man of war took a severe
selling from a trio of British light cruisers, the H.M.S.
x, Exeter, and Achilles. The Germans scuttled their ship
er being chased into the harbor by the British warships.
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THE TYNDALL TARGET
Rugged ? 69th
Big news of tne week: M/Sgt.
Stone finally got up nerve to negoti-
ate the rope hurdle on the obstacle
course. With considerable "talking
support" from Gilmore, Grady and
Boutwell (the sissies) Stone went
over the ditch just like Tarzan. Ask-
ed. to make a statement for the
press, he said: "Nothing to it
We want to express our thanks to
Maj. Hunter for his efforts on behalf
of the men of thiq organization dur-
' ig the relatively short time he has
-en our Squadron Commander, and
:o wish for him the very best of luck
Wherever his new assignment may
take him. We also want to welcome
Capt. Kedian as our new CO, and to
pledge him our loyalty and support
through the dark streets of PC at
3:00 A. M., and making a wild dash
for the Field. The West Gate waves
him through, the Main Gate holds
up traffic and notifies the hospital.
His passenger, a soldier's wife, is
rushed inside, and 20 minutes later
a 7 lb., 13 ounce, baby girl howls
her defiance at the "New Order."
Our Super Insurance Salesman,
Pfc. Hubert Fields, reports he has
sold over $300,000 worth of insurance
to 69rs. To Fields, that's worth
about 15 days' squirrel shooting' in
the hills of Tennessee.
SOur beautiful cashier at the Post
theatree (Sgt. Collins) is making
plans to live off Post soon's the Mrs.
and "youngun" arrive in P. C. Sgt.
Bowman wants the Theatre job. We
agree, Bowman has a pretty face-
but oh, that Figger!
T/Sgt. Hamilton and Cpl. Garcia,
two of the 69ths oldest, leave June
23rd for A/C training. Good luck,
fellers, and keep us informed.
We understand Cpl. "Lightning"
Landau has challenged Pvt. Vener to
a race over the Obstacle Course.
With those form-fitting baby blue
shorts, Vener should take the race
with ease, and this scribe's money is
on him-any takers?
New passes for Sub-Depot civilian em-
ployes will be ready for distribution at
-- early date. They are made of durable
triall and cannot be tampered with due
the "laminated process used in their
construction Engineering personnel
(upstairs in the hangar) are wondering
if they are to get new floors like Supply
and headquarters. After all, an attractive
floor design certainly can change and
improve the appearance of a place .
Personal item: Miss Gladys Cheely of
Engine Installation has had to replace her
knee-length pants for full length trousers
with no reason given ,although we must
admit that she presented a rather ludic-
rous appearance in the "just-below-the-
knee" style Waac's have been seen
reconnoitering in the immediate vicinity
of the Sub-Depot area. Does it mean that
we are to have some stationed down here?
One of 'em carried a pair of headphones,
so guess we'd better check this matter
with M. O. Kittle of the Signal section.
What says you. Kit? Several of the
Engineering lads have signed up on the
new voluntary enlistment plan. Under
this new plan, the voluntary inductee
will know that he is headed for an agree-
able overseas base and that he will be do-
ing the same. work as he is doing here.
Chances for promotion are good, too .
The military guards at the hangar have
have been replaced by civilians, all armed,
of course, with the prooer credentials.
h-ey are capably performing their duties,
easing soldiers for duty elsewhere .
vo weeks ago we blithely mentioned
that Lt. James J. McHugh, Jr., whose
home is in Carrollton. Michigan, had been
transferred here from Louisiana. Somehow
or other the item never "broke" into
print. Anyway, we are glad to have him
with us. HP is serving as Assistant En-
gineering Officer We also welcome
more new employees to the Sub-Denot:
Margaret K. Duren, Frances R. Pullen,
and Martha E. Deason to Aoro Repairs;
Evelyn B. Boucher, Ferrell C. Padgett,
Sarah S. Newhsm, George W. McKeever,
and Gladys O. Odom to the Parachute de-
partment: Erma S. Davis to the Person'-
nel -department in Headquarters; and Mir-
iam A. Morales, and Myrtle E. Townsend
to th4 Supply department Our thanks
to Mvron K. Belyou of the machine shop
for donating 12 small arbor vitae shrbs
which have been set out on the machine
shop grounds. Yes. and the zinnias are
blooming around behind the electric de-
partment, too. Such domesticity!
-I. M. Roche.
We made a decided improvement
in. our inspection last week, but it
still hasn't reached the desired
heights necessary to acquire that
"Flag." We still can win the flag
if we just set our hearts (and el-
bow grease) to it.
Our Supply Officer, Lt. J. Philpot,
brings back tales of wonderful Cali-
fornia (Sacramento), beautiful wom-
en and luscious fruit. Incidentally,
Lt. Philpot has a rabbit farm in sun-
ny California, and spent most of his
time counting the pink-eyed rabbits.
The furlough fever has struck the
squadron and this scribe and T/5gr.
V. Letp are anxiously awaiting the
verdict of the C. O. either in the
negative or affirmative. (For Hev-
vin's sake, let it be affirmative).
Pvt. A. Lockwood's frau received
a baby boy from the stork last week;
besides that the stork is still hover-
ing ovei the respective homes of
Sgts. Mullins, Dodd, and Pvt. D.
Hahn. They all vow that "it" will be
Just plain patter: N. Brinkley
was reported as having taken a
Waac's hat to the cleaners. Fast
service, eh, Brink?
S/Sgts. R. See, and T. Marshall are
sweating a three day pass to Ybor
City and see for themselves. Pvt.
Kooey is contesting the presidency
of the One-A-Month Club. And N.
Menendez is planning on patronizing
the future Waac's beauty parlor.
MAN OF THE WEEK: Richard
Tuten, born in Bristol, Florida, now
lives in Panama City with his wife.
He was originally stationed at Car-
rabelle, and transferred to California
and then to Panama City. He was
working for the Florida State Pris-
on before his induction in the army.
He was a fingerprinter and assistant
dietician for six years. Pvt. Tuten is
now working as fingerprinter in con-
junction with T/5gr. Leto, and goes
about his duties with a quiet efficien-
cy that denotes ability and capacity
to go ahead.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta.
This week will see fellows like
Fair, youngberg, Von Drehl, Free-
man, and Foley all departing for
specialist training in their re-
spective channels of knowledge.
Speaking of the working class,
let's not forget pfc. Lunsford,
as he is the Mediator currently'
working in the orderly room. In
other words he fits the happy
medium among the men who come to
him for information, regardless
of its source. From morning to
late evening, this fellow is con-
stantly on the go, carrying out
the traditions that make this Air
Corps of ours what it is today.
INTERESTING PEOPLE: Capt. Le-
Force, Commanding Officer of the
Ventures, hails from the rugged,
rough, and ready state known as
Kentucky. Whenever the Capt.
starts one of his famous yarns,
his voice giving out in cool,
clear, honest conversation, hold-
ing one's interest like some mag-
ic banner waving in 'the skies
overhead, you actually visualize
yourself right there in the middle
PX TWINS: Gregory and Graham,
inseparable boys who never fail
to chalk up at least a couple of
of hours daily in the pX. The
little men keep a log book on
time spent in this establish-
ment. Bet they have more time
per man than any individual on,
SHORTY AUSTIN: Wonder where
nShorty" spent his current three-
"day pass? Seems like the little"
sugar and spice.
The show will be presented in the post
July 6. There will be two per-
formances; the first at 6:30 and
the other at 8:30. Gu
Six "lookers," The Taft Kretlow
Girls, open up the fun with a
smartly executed dance number and week. T
continue to appear throughout the round mu
revue with their original rout- go on sic
ines, including their socko jit- Taylor lel
terbug and Boogie-Woogie Military his girl
numbers. of S/Sgt.
Harry Rose, ace comedian and Taylor is,
cee, known far and wide as "The from leave
Broadway Jester,* ties the whole "The Barg
show up neatly with a four-star looks as
brand of laugh getting which is fore it's
guaranteed to unfreeze the tough- boyT h
est audience. one of Rose's high usual...T
spots is his impression of how a soon have
melodrama appears to the audience, own. Di
Harriet Brent, attractive, young the boys
singer, is the featured vocalist, shoes all
She brings her effervescent per- we know t
sonality and swingable rhythms S/Sgt. T(
right from the famous supper clubs his G. .
of New york. every mor
Also on the top-notch bill are Here a
Vernon and Draper, young man and little me
girl duo, who rate aces with their Andrews-
sophisticated singing and danc- so""
ing. Seed and White, complete Lane- "It
zanies, furnish laughs galore Fargo- o"
with their comic acrobatic antics. rid. S
Rounding out the show is the way.
amazing musical novelty trio of We onc
Gregory, Raymond and Cherie. Not to wear t
only do they play most of the cause we
standard musical instruments, but 5:00 P.M.
also bicycle pumps, vacuum clean-
ers, etc. A unique feature of
this act is the playing of the
mysterious instrument, the "ther-
amin," of which there are only
four in this country. Electric-
ally operated, the performer pro-
duces music by simply waving his
hands over the instrument. In-
terested soldiers are invited to
try to figure out "what makes it
fellow is secretly working on
something new in the scientific
world and needed parts to further
his experiment. Did you make the
necessary contacts, Shorty???
I Wish I Had A Sweetheart Rupp:
Since the ban on visiting the
radio shop unless on official
business has been enforced, we
all wonder how our hero, Rupp has
been progressing with the pert
little Waac? His last reply from
her went something like this, "Go
out with you, why you must be out
of your mind, if you had one in
the first place, secondly I put
up with static eight hours a day,
and besides I don't feel like
hearing anymore the rest of the
night. Too bad Rupp, you great
big ladies man.....
FLASH! FLASHI Word just arrived
that Gainey (everyone knows Gain-
ey), has just been made Master
Sergeant. Congratulations, son,
it has been a long time coming.
S/Sgt. Rickert also ran in the
money making Tech out of the deal. .
it that i
ing at 5:
feed it t
in a seri
of it. W
is to stt
Theater on Tuesday,
Ire isn't any news this
e peeker didn't get a-
h. Didn' t even get to
k call one time. Sgt.
ft on furlough, leaving
friend in the custody
Hicks. What a fool
...Capt. Valley is back
e; saw him inspecting
'es the other day. It
if it may rot away be-
* promotions made a few
py and a few unhappy, as
%he wGunnermakerse will
a new "E" flag of their
d you know?...A lot Of
are sporting new "Q.M."
of a sudden. of course
*hey've been "saved up.,
ennille must be finding
cot very uncomfortable,
He manages to get up
ning with a crab on.
re some more of those
"I'll be if that's
sure does gripe me too."
it was nice, being mar-
e's mad, now."
'We ought to do it this
e griped because we had
ies and now we gripe be-
have to put them on at
they look at its teeth;
day they look at its__;
Stake its picture; tell
t must be in every nite
inspect it as a unit on
exercise it every morn-
00 A.M. to keep it fit;
three times a day to keep
put G. I, shoes on it to
up; give it ten-cent-
keep it happy; wrap it
al number to make sure
hat is it? Why, it's a
parting, remember- "The
to keep out of trouble
ay clear of it." I'll
from you. -The peeker
We hope that pvt. Feldman has
a pleasant journey on his way to
cadets and also hope that he
comes back a second lieutenant...
If Sgt. Middleton doesn't stop
teasing pfc. Quilc about the five
kinds of water that make a car
run, there's going to be a feud.
Remember, gentlemen, pvt. Guff-
ey.isn't just working in the Day
Room for the fun of it, so when
you play a game of pool, make him
chase you all over the squadron
to have your ticket punched, he
enjoys a little p.T. once in a-
while. It was good to hear that
we won all three games in bowl-
ing on Monday night. Even though
we did win by a forfeit, the fel-
lows still had to roll the games.
-Sgt. W.R. Dufrane
June 26, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
"SOUP TO NUTS" IS USO CAMP SHOW
OFFERING TO TYNDALL FIELD
GI'S ON TUESDAY. JULY 6
Through special permission from the War Rationing Board and
with the aid of eight lovely gals, USO Camp Shows, Inc: has
notified the Special Service Office that their next free show
at Tyndall Field, "Soup To Nuts," will be overflowing with
N EW SFROM THE4
This past week has seen 'several
changes in our up and coming Squad-
ron. We wish to welcome our new
C. O., Lt. William J. Cleary, former-
ly adjutant of the squadron. We
have taken up part of his spirit of
"stick-to-itiveness" and adopted it
to everything we are undertaking
in the making of gunners and good
soldiers. Following his leadership
will make the old saying, "a good
mold makes a good pattern" and
with him at our head we are cer-
tain to stay the best squadron in
the Student Group. Bidding Capt.
V. W. Kingman, our old C. 0., fare-
well was indeed a hard task, as we
had come to know and respect his
quiet efficient ways through long as-
sociation with him in the Department
In addition to a new C. O. we had
Lt. Elvin C. Sayre join our group as
Adjutant. Lt. M. J. Converse, and
Lt. Lowell E. Green have also joined
our organization as flight instructors;
taking the place of Lt. Carl J. Miller,
present adjutant of the 40th, and
Lt. Arthur W. Goldstein, present ad-
jutant of the 446th. Lt. Irving Co'-
hen has also left us to become offi-
2er in charge of turrets.
We had a new bridegroom added
to the ranks of the Instructors when
Sgt. Jim Murphy took the big step
last Saturday evening. The cere-
mony took place at the First Meth-
odist Church in Panama City with
Sgt. Finis Snowden and First Sgt.
Thompson keeping Murphy in one
piece and at one place until after he
was married. Mrs. Murphy is the
former Miss Leola Bocks, of Holland,
Mich. Congratulations, folks, and
lots of happiness.
Last Saturday saw the initiating-
of inter-squadron students softball
games when we soundly trounced
Squadron F to the tune of 3-0. We
took the game in easy fashion even
thought it was the first time that
our boys played together as a team.
We were -led by Student Gunner Cpl.
Joseph Parsons who shot them over
the plate'so fast that even our Cpl.
Scull had trouble holding them.
Pitcher Parsons has a long record
as a softball pitcher, having pitched
for the Macon All-Stars and the
Meridian All-Stars of his home town
in Macon, Mississippi. We have given
Squadron F the chance for revenge
and have a full nine inning game ar-
ranged for Saturday, June 19.
"Help! Help! Help! Please help
me! Something has hold of me!"-
came the blood curdling screams
from a very well known Instructor.
Accompanying his boil erous excla-
mations were the "timely" contor-
tions. It seems that S/Sgt. Alper
was having a very unusual case of
the "snakes," and I mean snakes. At
least that's what he thought it was.
(Couldn't have been his own hand,
could it?) Not only did he awaken
his room-mates, but also two other
barracks! Ah me, what a night,
what a gallery, and was his face
red! "Mas" Alper is still trying to
figure it out.
"Eager Beaver" A/C Dizmore is
doing his darndest to keep "F. O."
;A/C Murray Doran "on the ball."
Will he succeed? We wonder why
A/C 'Longstreet is no anxious to
contact a pawn-dealer of late. A/C
Dewicki is staying up nights with
the problem of making the sound of
machine gun fire more appealing to
the. musical ear. From the hole in
the wall, the prairie mice must of
had a field day. It seems as though
A/C's like to take their physical
exercises at 11:30 P. M.-especially
down at the beach.
Why does S/Sgt. Garber make a
dash to the mail-room daily? Could
it be those daily seven letters from
the red-head? Sgt. Spinny, who
spent a year down in Panama, keeps
turning his head whenever he sees a
girl with a dark tan. That stuff
doesn't wash off, John. Sgt. Kayer
is finally a happy man as well as the
rest of the boys. Kayer's girl pro-
posed to him and he accepted. In-
structor's please notice-If any diffi-
cult questions arise in regard to ma-
chine guns consult Sgt. Carroll. His
decisions are based on experience
gathered at Armor school. (Ask
Pfc. Sergeant). Factory-Corporal
'Wine has had the sad experience,
while marching a platoon, that he is
the only one out of step.
EVENT OF THE WEEK: The
Graduation party at the recreation
hall Monday night.
THINGS WORTH SEEING: S/Sgt.
Blaha jitter-bugging with a WAAC.
CHARACTER OF THE WEEK:
Sgt. Townsend, for obvious reasons.
This past week has seen the com-
ing of a new class and the passing
of an old. 43-25 had a good old
American sendoff with lots of beer,
sandwiches, and strictly grade A en-
tertainment. Incidentally the jam
session during intermission featur-
ing piano, drums, trumpet, and clar-
inet was one of the finest bits of
melody heard by this sribe since the
civilian days of Benny Goodman.
A few congratulations are in order
for several members of our squadron
who were upped a grade or two last
week. Formerly S/Sgt., now M/Sgt.
Willcut, S/Sgt. Phillips, and S/Sgt.
Blaha will please stand and take a
Greetings to the new men of class
13-31. From now on until gradua-
tion this column will be addressed to
you. We're counting on you men to
keep the column going, so dig up
plenty of "dirt" about your room-
mates and friends and bring it into
the orderly room.
It's going to be a tough six weeks,
fellows. Many times you'll get dis-
couraged and downhearted. But ap-,
proximately 85 classes have gone
through the same brand of "hell" so
far, so that shows that it can be
done. There will be plenty of griping
about chow, night classes, calisthen-
ics, no time for showers, formations,
and early reveille; but that's all part
of the supreme test to determine
whether you can take it. It's a sol-
dier's privilege to gripe, and we'd
think there was something wrong
with men who didn't gripe, but let's
keep on the ball, regardless of how
we feel about this, that, and the
other thing, and not let it throw us.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK;
Why doesn't Hugh marry the girl?
Buck Sgt. Marty Tobolsky finally
got what he was sweating out for
the past 10 months. Cigars are in
order. It's now S/Sgt. Tobolsky.
Congrats and such stuff to the oth-
er members of the squadron who
made the jump, namely Sgt. B. E.
Steele and Supply Sgt. H. A. Sapp.
Our ball team won its first ball
game from Squadron D, but failed to
repeat in a return game in which we
had our wings clipped. Both games
were close with the pitchers taking
most of the limelight. We anxious-
ly await the third contest.
A/C Willie Jackson is sweating
out the stork. ETA: graduation day.
Here's hoping he gets the opportunity
of visiting his wife before leaving
for navigation school.
Southeast Headquarters reveals
navigation training will be forthcom-
ing 12 weeks sooner than anticipated.
Lt. Col. Moseley's prediction has
We have finally shelved that in-
famous 12-gauge shotgun. The week
of moving base shooting was the
last of that cannon. Sighs of relief
have supplanted the grunts and-
groans. Our battered biceps with
their colorful "Picasso patterns" are
something to behold. Our next en-
counter with guns will be 50 and 30
calibres on the moving target range.
(They'd better put armor plate on
that pilotless jeep.) It should settle
a long-debated subject: "Will A/C
Akula's sonorous voice be audible
above the din of the roaring 50s."
A/C Pop Gregory had a swell gift
for Father's Day. His wife and two-
year-old son came down from Birm-
ingham to spend the weekend with
Mascots will be given away free to
the first seven to apply. Seven po-
tential hunting dogs were born be-
neath our barracks. The pedigree of
the hounds is unquestionable. Also
-A/C S. Halpern.
And boys, when you hear Lhat whis--
tle blowing, come a-running, because
your acting first sergeant is the real
Among the regular customers of
the southwest corner of the new
Recreation Hall, Sgt. Dan Wedge is
conspicuous by his absence. (Inves-
tigation shows that he is sweating
and saving for his forthcoming fur-
The lifeguards want to know to
one Pfc. Dave Silver that the sharks
in these waters are of a very delicate
species, so-o-o-o, "Indigestible" Sil-
ver, stdp annoying our fishy
That guy walking around on his
heels moaning and gawking is Sgt.
Harry Borbst. Poor boy just re-
turned from furlough where he did
one of those "I do" jobs with his old
school-girl sweetie from Pa.
These noises you hear coming
from Barracks 414 every night are
caused by Sgt. Speakman and his
wind instrument. Can a fellow red--
ly learn to play a trumpet by mail
order lessons. Sergeant?
Well, fellows, one more academic
week and the real thing will be
here-air-to-air firing. This is the
real test and the one that will prove
if you're an aerial gunner. From
your past record, we think you have
"what it takes-intestinal fortitude."
After five weeks of unpardonable
suffering, with the indignity of
Skunk Hollow thrown in, Squadron
A's fledglings have finally taken
wing. They are beginning to learn
about their malfunctions the hard
T/Sgt. Newell C. Cross spent a
frantic two hours this morning, des-
perately trying to dig up some first
sergeant stripes. However, it didn't
take our supply sergeant long to get
that rocker on, in fact ,the minute
the special order hit the field, thcre
it was, in all its glory. Fast world*
The boys spent several hours try-
ing to console Sgt. Russell, who is
lost without his "Rugged Rangers."
They left him behind when they left
for Apalach. Maybe they thought it
would be more peaceful without you,
Squadron A will miss its glamour
boy, Sgt. J. H. Cobb, who has left
for OCS. We can only say, may his
success in aircraft hunting be a
good as his hunting on the Dixie-
Sherman Roof, and we mean hunt-
A couple of issues ago, we noticed
the Cadet reporter commenting on
a friendly controversy, with music,
being carried on between our squad-
ron and the "wild blue yonder boys."
We would- like to give credit to Pvt.
Robert E. Schmidt, our "Amen" so-
loist, on the classic verse:
"The flying gadgets never go on
They do all their shooting in the
And if you think he is kidding, try
and get a coke during a "break."
This week saw the beginning of
skeet shooting at the ranges for the
men of this squadron and despite
the fact that many had not previous-
ly fired a shotgun the scores were
Most of the fellows had the priv-
ilege of tending the traps, and any-
one who has performed this task
can well understand its unpleasant-
ness. To say that those traphouses
were hot is putting it mildly, and
the only pastime available is scan-
ning the autographs and pictures on
the wall and adding your name to
the list of victims.
Pfc. Edward J. Day, a well-liked
enthusiastic soldier of this sqaudron,
learned this week that a slight phy-
sical defect would prevent him from
becoming an aerial gunner. "Irish"
(the boys call him) wanted very
much to be a gunner and no one
can say he did not try. Whateve
his next task is, his friends wish
him luck in performing it.
Group 4 of this squadron is leav-
ing its mark on the place. This
week the students and instructors
planted a group of young pine trees
in front of their barracks, which won
the title as "best in squadron C"
THE AWFUL TRUTH
Lt. (entering orderly room):
'How long have you been working
in this office, clerk?'
Clerk: 'Ever since I saw you
coming in the door, sir.'
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Maj. L.A. Bryan
Capt. J.H. Nelson
Capt. J.C. Bristle
2nd Lt. J.J. McHugh, Jr.
2nd Lt. G.L. Trawick
2nd Lt. J. Shapiro
page 8 THE TYNDALL TARGET
.- -.- .- --- --5
Miss Grace Woodham, pretty
worker in Tyndall's parachute
shop, is pictured making an
adjustment on a "s3at-type"
AND SKILLED CARE
He was a new officer in
the Air Corps--a converted
merchantman from civilian
P* / life serving in an adminis-
He d never been up in a plane.
Then one day an urgent call
frcn a superior officer half n
continent cway made it necessary
^?.. aI.f.i .... ? Ml
Two parachute shop employes at work at one of the long tables where chutes are packed.
june 26, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 9
to use an Army ship.
Traveling in an advanced train-
ing plane, he and his pilot
fought a heavy headwind from
the time they took off. As
night caught up with them they
were over a woodland far from
their first stop, with no landing
fields of any sort nearby. Fin-
ally, with only eight minutes of
gasoline left in the emptying
hour-glass of flight, the pilot
interphoned his passenger that
they had the choice of a crash
or of bailing out..
"Do I have to jump? I the pas-
senger called back..
"Immediately, the pilot ord-
Gingerly, the officer shoved
the hood back over him, un-
strapped his safety belt and
climbed out onto the wing. Then,
with a "Here's hoping" look, he
dived into the night and pulled
In a few minutes he landed
gently on his back or there-
abouts on a lumber road through
the woods and walked to the
nearest town. Meanwhile, his
pilot had boiled out, missed
the road and scratched to a stop
in a pine tree..
The next day they telegraphed
the home field-it was Tyndall-
for the names of the workers
who had packed their parachutes.
Shortly afterward, gifts were on
their way to the two civilian
employes who had done the job.
That frequently happens when
someone has to use a chute.
Suppose you had been a pas-
senger in that plane and had
been told to jump into nothing.
yould have hoped and perhaps
prayed that your parachute was
But it you'd ever seen the
elaborate care that each para-
chute receives-at least those
furnished by the Air Forces to
the men--you'd have jumped
with a lot more confidence.
For instance, at Tyndall Field
iO expert parachute workers de-
vote their entire time to wash-
ing, repairing and repacking the
big billowing umbrellas for the
gunners and fliers These work-
ers know that a life depends
upon every fold they make when
they handle chutes. If they
make one mistake, somebody else
may pay for it. That is why the
packers are super-careful.
In fact, so thorough is the
Army in protecting its men who
may have to take to the silk
that a complete life history is
kept on each one of the big
canopies. At Tyndall, C.G.
Ehlers, civilian parachute rig-
ger, can tell you everything
about every chute from the time
it left the factory.
Army authorities say the life
of a parachute is seven years or
iCO jumps, but many are con-
demned long before that because
of immersion in salt water, ser-
ious damage or other causes.
parachutes may never be used
and the great majority of them
seldom are, but all of them are
cared for as if they were to
save a life the next time out.
A chute is subject to detailed,
periodic inspection and testing
from the date it is completed
until it is discarded.
The great enemy of parachute
silk-especially in moist cli-
mates--is mildew. To prevent
the formation of these fungi,
every parachute must be unpacked
and aired at least once every
After unpacking, parachutes
are suspended at full length
from the ceiling of a 3)-foot
tower adjoining the workshop.
Electric fans blow a constant
stream of air toward them. Army
regulations require eight hours
of this treatment to remove
every trace of moisture.
After drying, parachutes are
cleaned, repaired when necessary,
and repacked. packing is the
most important operation and it
takes a skilled operator from one
to two hours to complete the job.
Each fold of silk and each
strand of cord must be in its
proper place. packers work at
long narrow tables with the chute
stretched out full length. After
being properly folded, a typical
parachute, containing more than
53 yards of silk, must fit neatly
into a pack about 1i feet square
and eight inches deep. Naptho-
lene flakes are scattered be-
tween each fold to prevent form-
ation of mildew.
When the parachute has been
packed and the ripcord properly
adjusted, a metal seal bearing
the packer's number is attached.
That's his signature of safety.
The chute is then returned to
its proper squadron, ready to be
snapped on by pilots and student
gunners in their daily flights.
Chutes are also drop-tested
every 24 months until they are
four years old and once a year
thereafter. The test is made
by placing a chute attached to a
2d-pound durry in the bombbays
of a plane. When the bays swing
open, the duniy drops out. An
automatic device pulls the rip-
cord at the proper time.
They tell a story in the para-
chute department about this drop-
An Air Cbrps captain, noted for
his impatience with routine para-
chute checks, was about to start
on a hop to the West coast. The
day before the flight, his co-
pilot informed him that his para-
chute was overdue for drop-test-
ing and in need of checking
and repacking. Against a bar-
rage of protests, the co-pilot
finally persuaded the captain
to leave his own chute behind
and take one that had recently
A week later, the original
chute, with several others, was
taken up for drop-testing. The
dunmy dropped like a stone and
the parachute never .did open
more than half-way.
Investigation revealed the
silk had become heavily mil-
dewed, and the captain sheep-
ishly recalled that a couple of
months before his pack had been
exposed to a heavy rain. He had
completely forgotten about it-
but the parachute section hadn't
forgotten its job of testing.
That s why Army Air Forces men
bail out with confidence when
they have to give up their
ship. As they say from exper-
ience, "There's safety in silk."
Billowing in the updraft of electric fans, these parachutes in the drying room are
examined by C.G. Ehlers, civilian parachute rigger at Tyndall. Mildew is the great
enemy of silk, and chutes must be aired and thoroughly dried every 60 days.
June 26, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Pae in THE TYDALL TARET
".......and every inch a gentleman!"
"I understand he's YANK's ace photographer."
Shear that tomorrow they're issuing us l me throwers."
"I hoar that tomorrow they're issuing us all flame throwers."
"I think we're nearing the North Pole."
"Tell him to pull over just once more-
then run him off the road."
TFTE TYNT)AI~I, TARCFT
THE TYNDALL TARGET
AV T JAMES "IRISH" 0
WHAT IF I DON'T EAT IT
ALL? THERE'S LOTS HERE!
MORE ABOUT MEN
Joe (Pfc. Classification) An-
drews is really quite an improt-
ant character around post head-
quarters. Without him a mechanic
might be a telephone operator, a
radio man might be an armorer and
a clerk might be working in the
Ordnance shops painting ammuni-
Joe has to keep them all in the
proper positions. He's welcome
to that mess of headaches.
Troubador John p. Knotts, for-
merly with Communications, is
busy as a bee thinking up a new
and better way of memorizing the
revised editions of the GI Dewey-
Decimal files. However, a great
deal of his time is spent making
eyes and singing love songs to
our new little cherub, Emily on-
Last, but not least, there is
Jim O'Connor, better known as
"Irish". He is, of course, our
well-known Target correspondent
here at Apalach. Incidentally,
Jim isn't writing this particular
paragraph and we intend to let
his hair down.
*Irish" spends his "leisure"
time lazily dreaming about his
little cupcake up in Boston. He
eats, sleeps, drinks (no Zombies)
and lives "Alice." I might also
add that at one time our erst-
while friend was contemplating
the matrimonial step. We wonder
what his heartless love could
have said that would have caused
him to change or postpone his
please, Alice, if you ever get
to read this and understand what
I mean, relieve Jim of his miser-
Well, that's all for now and
perhaps Jim will be able to a-
venge this disertation at a later
Now that ole' "Applescratch"
has a few eager beaver pilots we
are once again assuming.our old
title as "The Backbone of Tyndall
"Herky Berky," the most eager
beaver that ever hit Apalach, is.
doing a bit of Signal Corps work
in his spare time...Sgt. Leslie
Kirk, the chief dispatcher, was
wont to have a lot of trouble
getting his pilots into the air
until Capt. Des Portes presented
him with a long black snake whip.
Now he outranks every pilot on
the post. (For further infor-
mation consult Lt. "Doc" Furey or
Sgt. "Roger" and his buddy,
Sgt. "Dodgern have our tower os-
cillating on a very resonant fre-
quency...The reason for F/O "Con-
stant Speed" Morris' bouncing
down the runway has at long last
been made public. He used to be
a bouncer in a night club4..
ABUSING THE PRIVILEGES
OF WEARING FATIGUES
The boys who live off the post
and work on the line had a fair-
ly nice set-up-they could come
to work in fatigue coveralls
(provided they didn't get out of
the car between home and the
field). Well, some wise bird
had to take advantage of Head-
quarters' good nature and began
to roam around town in fatigue
clothes. We have no certain
proof as to who the "knothead"
was who messed up the deal but
it was indeed a lousy trick to
to the rest of us.
Now, we have to come to work
in Class A's, change (no lockers
to keep our uniform in) and work
all day in fatigues, take p.T.,
(with no time to take a shower)
then put our uniform on after
getting dirty at p.T. and wear
them home. Some people have no
consideration for others why
can' t they get the guy who is
the cause of this, punish him
and let the guys go who are try-
ing to do the right thing???
Did you ever see a throttle
creep? pvt. Roscoe "All Ameri-
can" Deckard came into the Line
Engineering office the other day
and reported that the throttle on
his plane was creeping. To the
rescue went T/Sgt. Suratt and his
maintenance crew. Shortly after-
wards Deckard said, "Well, Sarge,
you fixed it all right, she don't
creep no mo, but the throttle
still moves forwards and back-
We proudly welcome back from
furlough pvts. Lester and Lamb-
ert. We learned from reliable
sources that Lester had time to
plant the season's crop of pota-
toes'on his father's farm, which
is more than most of us accom-
plish on our furloughs.
Clutching those coveted "vaca-
tion papers," three men recently
turned their faces northward to
Delaware and pennsylvania. Have
a good time, pvts. Burke, Moran
and Hess, but'then how could yol-
all help but have some fun up in
"Short Circuit" Holcombe, one
of the more popular boys on the
line, hopes someday to have mill-
ions of plugs, connecters, sock-
ets, and a complete supply of
general electric equipment. With
this, he claims to invent some-
thing that will be of great value
to the modern world.
Who can tell? Edison started
out ih a small way.
Napoleon has his Waterloo, and
pfcs. Romero and Liles had their
Port St. Joe. It was nice flying
while it lasted, but was it worth
BRAWNER DANCED WITH LIGHT
HEART AT GALA HANGAR OPENING
The new hangar was opened in a
way that must have suited every
GI. The .dance, with music by
the T/F orchestra and girls
through the courtesy of the com-
munity of Apalachicola, was real-
ly big time.
Cpl. Brawner must have been
one of the happiest GI's in at-
tendance, though, because for a
change, it didn't cost him any-
thing. At the last dance he got
.stuck for $6.50.
One of the boys suggested us-
ing the hangar for all social
affairs and let T/F continue to
pull our engine changes--nice
.work if we can get it.
SURATT OFF TO A/C TRAININt
T/Sgt. johnnie Suratt is now
an aviation cadet. He left here
two weeks ago and eventually
hopes to become a bomber pilot.
His parting words were, *So long,
boys, next time you hear of me
you will hear that "Johnnie Got
A Zero." At this one of the
line engineering mechanics piped
up with, "Don't worry son, you'll
probably be back here chauffeur-
'Where's Pvt. McGooch?
'Whatcha mean, AWOL?
'After women orliquor.
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THE TYNDALL TARGET
QM KEGLERS TAKE 3 FROM GUNNERMAKERS; 69TH
ALSO MAKES CLEAN SWEEP TO CLIMB INTO
THREE-WAY TIE FOR TOP HONORS
GM, QM and 69th Keglers
Make League Three-
The reigning champion Quartermaster bowlers recovered suf-
ficiently from their double defeat by the 69th last week to
come back and win their three-game match on Monday with the
hitherto league leading Gunnemnakers.
The triple win by the QM pin men coupled with the 69th's
clean sweep of their series with the Redbirds resulted in the
three teans ending the week with
with records of 14 wins against
Facing tough opposition for
the first time in many weeks the
Gunnermakers, who had previously
lost but one game, couldn't match
the pace set by the QM bowlers.
Harry Miller, Quartermaster
mechanical man* led the way for
his team with scores of 184, 198
and 201 for a 583 total. Kottke,
GM captain started off with two
good games of 222 and 207 but
fell off in the finale with 147
pins for a total of 578
The 'Fighting 60th," with their
sights set on the league crown,
continued their successful "war
of nerves' on their opponents and
took three straight from the Red-
birds to climb up with the lead-
Meanwhile, the highly touted
Zebras and a revived Medic team
kept themselves within hailing
distance of the top with clean
sweeps from the Canaries and
White Flashes,, respectively.
The Zebras won their trio on a
forfeit by Capt. Canzoneri's
The Ordnance bowlers retained
their newly won fourth place spot
by taking two out of three from
the Cloud Hoppers. The Bluebirds
advanced into fifth place by
virtue of a forfeit by the Squad-
ron C bowlers.
HOW they stand: W L
Ounnermakers..,.,,........ 14 4
69th ..................... 14 4
Quartermaster ............. 14 4
Zebras.................... 13 5
Cloud Hoppers............. 11 7
ordnance................. 10 -8
Bluebirds................ 8 10
White Flashes............ 6 12
Redbirds................. 3 is
Squadron C............... 1 17
BOQ TEAMS TIE FOR OFFICERS'
KEGLING LOOP LEAD
paced oy.Lt. Georgeson, the
508 bowlers took two of their
three games with the 509 BOQ pin
men last Friday to tie for first
place honors with that team.
The MOQ squad won their three
games with the PX keglers to re-
main in second place while the
QM bowlers won three from Ord-
nance to tighten their hold on
the third slot.
Individual highs, each team:
Goldsmith (QM) 221, 159, 199-575
Richardson (0) 182, 157, 148-467
Ludwig (509) 181, 184, 196-660
Georgeson (eoS) 196, 192, 187-575
Luse (MOQ) 178, 162, 180-520
Ward (pX) 148, 177, 222-545
JENKINS SHUTS OUT MARIANNA
NINE AS POST COLORED TEAM
By PFC. LH WILLIS
Marianna's Aviation Squadron
was defeated here last Sunday by
a score of 4-0. This was the
second victory for the local
colored ball team, Marianna hav-
ing been defeated on their own
grounds May g.
Randle started the scoring for
the local club with a single his
first time up. Dawlkns brought
him in with a two base hit, and
the Red Caps were never threaten-
ed from then on. However, Mari-
anna showed a great improvement
in team play since they were de-
feated by T/F earlier in the sea-
The Red Caps
Let it hereby be confirmed and
made a matter of record, that S/Sgt.
Leon Lovitt is what is commonly
known as a good provider. Lee has
drawn from his bulging pockets: to-
matoes, oranges, sweet corn, aspirin,
pumpernickel bread, and even a pock-
et size watermelon. The other night
at the Rec Hall S/Sgt. Tom Astle
said, "What do" you want, egg in
your beer?" Lee fished around for a
minute, and grinningly brought forth
an orbicular hunk of hen fruit, crack-
sd it, and chucked it into his beer.
"Army life agrees with me," says
Sgt. Orion Roberts. "I've put on ten
pounds since I started wearing G. I
The Finance Quiz Kids who contest
the erudite 40th Group in an Infor-
mation Please session next Tuesday
night at the Rec Hall are as busy as
bloody little beavers, filling in the
gaps in their knowledge of current
"Two beers, sister-and which way
-T/3 Felix Leon.
AMP GORDON JOHNSON
Sm th, rf
AB R H
4 1 3
4 1 1
4 2 3
4 2 a
4 0 2
4 2 1
4 0 1
4 0 1
so a 15
AB R H
3 0 0
8 0 2
3 0 0
3 0 1
3 1 1
8 0 2
2 0 0
2 0 0
2 0 0
24 1 6
MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet.
New york........... 32 22 -593
Washington......... 32 26 .552
Boston............. 30 30 .500
Cleveland .......... 2 29 491
Detroit ............ 26 27 .491
Chicago ............ 25 28 .472
Philadelphia....... 28 32 .467
St. Louis.......... 23 30 .434
NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet.
St. Louis.......... 35 20 .636
Brooklyn........... 37 25 .597
Pittsburgh......... 30 26 .536
Cincinnati........ 28 27 509
philadelphia....... 29 28 .509
Boston............ 25 29 .463
New york........... 22 36 379
Chicago ............ 21 36 .368
have an open date
MARIAINNA IR BASE AB R H
Morn 2 4 0 0
Bornes, if 4 0 0
Marshall, cf 4 0 0
Jaekson, 3b 4 0 1
Wallace, ss 4 0 2
Thompson, c 3 0 0
Robinson, rf 3 0 0
pope, lb 4 0 3
Hudson, p 8 0 0
Talbert, c 0 O a
Totals 33 0 6
Two base-hits: Dawkins. Stolen
bases: Randle, Blacknon. Winning
pitcher: jenkins. Losing pitch-
er: Hudson. Umpires: Dennis and
King. Time: 1:35.
AVIATION ALL-STARS DOWN
CAP GORDON JOHNSON
BY SCORE OF 8-1
Tyndall's Aviation All-Stars
maintained their reputation as
the "most winningest' team on
the field by defeating the Camp
Gordon Johnson ball team last
Sunday, 8-1. According to offic-
ial records, the All-Stars have
yet to lose a game.
Streeter again starred on the
mound for the men by striking
out seventeen batters. Dupree,
Ashford and Gill were the big
guns in the victory with each
man getting three hits.
The All-Stars will meet the
Carabelle nine in a return game
here on Sunday at i 50 P.M. Coach
Lupoe announced that Streeter
will again be the starting hurler,
while Hicks is scheduled to pitch
again for the visitors.
SATURDAY, JUNE 26
"Captive Wild Woman" Evelyn Ankers, John Carradine
SUN., MON., JUNE 27-28
"Cowboy in Manhattan" Frances Langford, Robert Paige
TUESDAY, JUNE 29
"Orchestra Wives" George Montgomery, _Mn Rutherford
WED., THURS., JUNE 30, JULY I
"Mr. Big" Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor
FRIDAY, JULY 2
"Pilot #5" Franchot Tone, Marsha Hunt
SUN., MON JUNE 27-28
"This Land Is Mine" Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara
TUES., WED., JUNE 29-30
"Mr. Big" Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor
LATE SHOW WEDNESDAY
"Two Senorita's From Chicago" Jinx Falkenburg
THURS., FRI. JULY 1-2
"My Friend Flickaw" oddy McDowall, Preston Foster
"Desert Victory" Film of British victory in Africa
SATURDAY, JULY 3
"Boots and Saddles"
LATE SHOW SATURDAY
"It's A Great Life" Penny Singl
SUN., MON., JUNE 27-28
"They Came to Blow UP America"
TUESDAY, JUNE 29
"Keep 'Em Slugging"
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30
THURSDAY, JULY I
"Saboteurs" Priscilla Lane
FRI., SAT., JULY 2-3
"Wild Horse Rustlers"
eton, Hugh Herbert
The Dead End Kids
The crew in the Tech Supply has
been slightly reorganized and the
parachutes are now at the other
end of the building. Cpl. Stew-
art claims he will miss Sgt. Burke
and his "Lonely Heart" writings.
...Sgt. porky Stanley has been
buying quite a bunch of cigar-
ettes at the main pX lately; you
can't just hang around there,
porky...Cpl. Nolan has the im-
portant job of all the Group i
Line Maintenance equipment; your
worries are just starting, Nolan -
wait until your crew makes Cpl.
The physical Training program
.has shown up the easy-living boys
pretty plain. The majority of
the line is sweating out Master
Sergeant Tart going over the ob-
-Sgt. Ed Strong
June 26, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
WIN SATURDAY'S CONTEST 6 2; ELLYSON'S
3-RUN RALLY IN NINTH ON SUNDAY DEFEATS
TORNADOES 8 7
Flanagan Wins First;
and Brown Hit Hard
Johnny Flanagan, in his first appearance on the mound for
the Tornadoes in over a month, downed the Ellyson Field nine
in their first of two games here last week-end by a score of
The T/F men 'old a 2 run lead
second game, but three walks by
Southard, a single, and loose
playing by the infield allowed
three enemy runs across the plate
to give the tars an 8-7 victory.
Herman Franks, former catcher
for the Brooklyn Dodgers and now
a lieutenant, j.g., in the Navy,
captained and coached the Elly-
son team. There is little doubt
that Franks will remember his
two-day stay at Tyndall for some
time to come. His grandstanding
tactics pleased the spectators
no end, despite their constant
expressions of disapproval at
Flanagan, whose arm went bad
early last month, seemed to have
recovered enough of his "stuffs
to be counted on as a regular
starter along with Southard for
the Tornadoes. Johnny's control
was better than fair in that he
issued but three passes in his
seven innings on the mound. The
eight hits he allowed were well
scattered and he had good sup-
port from the fielders.
Franks started Weaver on the
mound for Ellyson, but he was
switched to third base in the
third inning after successive
doubles by Didier and Hines.
Kierner succeeded Weaver on
the mound but lasted only two
innings, at which time Franks
himself strode to the pitch-
er's box amid good-natured rib-
bing from the stands.
FRANKS AND WEAVER STAR
Although a backstop by trade,
Franks gave a good performance
on the hill. He gave up two
hits and allowed one run, but the
going into the ninth in the
SINKS NAVY IN 1ST:
Cpl. Johnny "Joe" Flanagan of
the Zebras who pitched the Tor-
nadoes to victory in their first
of two games with Ellyson Field
here last week-end.
"Joe" is a native of Concord,
Mass., and played semi-pro ball
at Greenwood, S.C., before jeon-
ing the Army.
Tyndall hurling staff, was the
obvious choice of coaches Dron-
geaski and Busby, while "Juniors
Birr took the mound for Ellyson.
The pensacola team got off to
a four run lead in their first
two innings, but T/F came back
in their half of the second with
TYNDALL OFFICERS WIN 6th
STRAIGHT LEAGUE GAME
Nipping several potential
rallies by their opponents with
air tight fielding, the Tyndall
Officers chalked up their sixth
straight win in the panama City
League last Monday night by down-
ing the Wainwright Ship Builders,
2-1 at pelican park.
Lt. Joe Glasser was again on
the mound for the winners and
turned in another fine perform-
ance, He allowed seven scattered
and kept his opponents in check
most of the day. Lt. Dave Men-
delson at third base was the out-
standing star of the game. In
the first inning, with runners on
first and second, he started a
lightning fast double play to re-
tire the side, and in the last
inning, when the Ship Builders
loaded the bases with only one
out, he personally retired the
next two batters with difficult
catches of high pop-ups.
Lt. Stan Drongowski was the
batting star with three hits in
as many trips to the plate. This
afternoon, the officers travelled
to the Marianna Air Base to oppose
the officers representing that
ity to "talks to a Tyndall bat-
ter. Busby waited out the next
two pitches and then with the
count even he slashed the next
ball through short to score Did-
ier and give Tyndall the lead.
The tars went down in order in
the eighth while the Tornadoes
added another tally and apparent-
ly *sewed up" the game. Unfor-
tunately for the Tornadoes, such
was not the case. Southard seem-
ed to have the situation well in
hand when he struck out the first
man to face him in the top of the
ninth. However, the portsider
suddenly weakened and passed the
'next man who reached second when
Hines dropped Brown's throw on
a fielder's choice. With two on
and one out, Weaver singled to
bring the pair in and tie the
score. Southard then walked the
next two men and Weaver crossed
the plate with what proved to be
the margin of victory, on an in-
important tallies had been made 3 runs and then in the third, TYNDALL RALLY FAILS
and the Tyndall team won a well- Edwards doubled to bring Hines In Tyndall's half of the ninth,
earned 6-2 contest. The Ellyson in with the tying run. Hines and Edwards, the first two
star climaxed his-brief pitching Ellyson broke the tie with a batters, flied out. *Red" Tarr
assignment by whiffing Lou Ed- run in the fourth and held the was sent in to pinch hit for
wards, Tornado slugger, for the lead until the seventh when Eddie Rheems, who had replaced Mander-
final Tyndall out. Matonak singled and Didier sac- son in left field. Tarr came
playing honors for the visitors rificed him to second. Edwards through with a single to keep
were shared by Franks and Weaver. then connected for another two the game alive and Brown promptly
Although switched to the third baser to even the score. With singled to send Tarr to third.
sack early in the first game, two outs and Edwards on second, With the tying and winning runs
Weaver performed with the ease the board of strategy decided to on base, it was decided to send
and grace of a major leaguer. put in a pinch hitter for Mander- in a pinch hitter for Sedmak.
He was a dangerous man at the son. This was it. Lt. Drongowski
plate, getting five hits in his 'BUZZ' HITS IN PINCH scanned the players in the dug-
nine times at bat. After a brief conference, out and finally motioned for
ELLYSON TAKES LEAD IN 2ND GAME "Woody" Busby got the nod and Johnny Flanagan to pick up his
On Sunday the two teams took stepped up to the plate deter- war club.
the field again; the Tornadoes mined to bring in what was hoped There wasn't any doubt that
hoping to make it two-in-a-row to be the "winning" run. "Buzz" Flanagan was swinging for a pay-
and avenge their double defeat took two swings that didn't even off blow, but the tenseness of
of several weeks ago, and Elly- look close, evidentally as a re- the moment was probably too much
son looking for an even split. sult of some heckling by Franks and Birr got his man on strikes
Lefty Southard, backbone of the who never passed up an opoortun- to end the ball game.
There are 155 American League
ball players in the armed forces,
with 87 in the Army; 58 in the
Navy; seven in the Coast Guard;
one (Lt. Ted Lyons) in the Ma-
rine Corps and two (Phil Marchil-
don of Philadelphia and Joe Kra-
kaukas of Cleveland in the Royal
Canadian Air Force...By position
there are 30 outfielders,. 50 in-
fielders. 58 pitchers and 17
catchers...In the first World
War, the American League had 144
boys in uniform.....Herman Franks,
who performed in excellent style
for the Ellyson Field team against
.our Tornadoes last weekend, hopes
to return to the big leagues
after the war...Despite his funny
antics against the Tornadoes, he
showed enough to warrant another
chance with any major or minor
league club...He really has a
first class throwing arm, and
can zip that old apple around
with the best of them.....Johnny
Murphy of the New York Yankees
(01' Grandma to you) is one of
the main reasons why the New
York Yankees are perched on top
of the American League...Appear-
ing only in relief roles, he has
won seven games..... The Great
Lakes Navy baseball team is so
good that the major leaguers are
starting to gang up on it...The
best players on the White Sox
and Senator rosters will get to-
gether to play the Sailors in
Chicago June 30...Judging from
the record, Great Lakes could do
right well against either leagues
Spellaan, as 4 0 0
Donofrio, 2b S 0 2
Weaver, tb 4 0 2
Wolfe, o 4 0 2
Franks, e 2 0 1
weise, rf 4 1 0
Birr, If 4 0 1
Brannon, lb 3 0 0
Eberhart, as 1 0 0
Kterner, p 2 1 0
Totals 31 2 a
Maton ak, of
0 0 0 10 1 0 -
Sunday' s game)
TYNDALL AB R
yatonak, f 4 1
Didler, c a 0
Hines, as 4 1
Edwards, rf 2
anderson, If 2 1
rown, ab 3 1
Sedaak, lb 3 1
Anderson, 3b 1 0
Southard, p 4 0
Busby, 1 0
Rheeas t 0 0
Tarr (0) 1 0
Flanagn, ()1 0
Totals 1 7
# Batted for yanderson in 7th
* played If in 8th and 9th.
( ) Batted for Rheems in 9th.
() Batted for Anderson in th.,
2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 -
page 14 THE TYNDALL TARGET
Well, the 308th is still on i
go, working as hard as ever, I
we wonder how long they can ka
going. The old band seems to
falling apart. They have be
loosing quite a few men late]
The first three and most impol
ant men lost were Cpl. Ned Betl
first sax player in the dam
band, who started back to collel
then they lostCpl. Si Moye, fil
trombone player, and Cpl. Bi
Barnes, first trumpet player
the dance band.
Now comes word from the be
that Wednesday two of the le
trumpet players will return
college. They are pfc. pa
Rollins and pfc. James Cockrel
Also, phil Vance and Jack Wilf
are waiting to go into A/C tra:
ing and expect to leave soc
Jimmy Connif is waiting to go
OCS, too. At this rate what
W/O Missal going to do for
band? If anyone has any suggei
ions that might settle our pr(
lem, turn them into pfc. Ste
or Barthowmew, writers of t
We see that pfc. Bartholm
has returned from his long awaj
ed furlough, and what did he
but bring the little wife wi
him. We welcome her and hope
likes the nice warm climate
Well, the 308th dance band mi
another trio to Apalachicola M(
day night to play for the GI
there. We hope they enjoyed t
The field has probably be
wondering what has happened
the 308th's softball team th
gave a good account of themselv
b- Frances Langford, glamorous
in singing favorite of radio and
the the screen, is featured in Uni-
ew versals "Cowboy In Manhattan."
Lt- The picture is scheduled to be
do shown at the Post Theater next
.th Sunday and Monday.
of early in the season. Due to the
loss of men they can be forgiven,
ade but we hope something will happen
on- that will put them back in the
;he The band welcomes two new men
into the organization who arrived
en a little over a week ago. They
to are pvts. Albano and Siciliano
at who came into theband from Miami.
'es -Sgt. Tilton
For the past few Sundays, mem-
bers of the squadron have taken
all prizes offered at the USO
for various card games. English
and Carter teamed up to take
bingo honors, and the ist/Sgt.
continues to be choosey about
partners so that he keeps on win-
ning at whist.
Your reporter isn't on the ball
in reDorting at this late date,
but Blackmon and Young, accom-
panying the post Red Caps to
Eglin Field on May 30, just about
ran off with all the honors at a
little track meet up there.
Blackmon is very pleased with his
cigarette lighter, thank you.
Seems to be the birthday month
around here. Sgt. Thompson gave
a party on the fifteenth, and
while the lst/Sgt. attained the
ripe old age of 28 on the 23rd,
he claimed he couldn't throw one
until the eagle screamed again.
Late again in mentioning it,
but on May 10 we lost ten men to
a Signal Service Company at Lang-
ley Field, Va. The ten included
Sammy Graves, a member of the
original cadre here. Some of the
others got a break in that the
field is in the vicinity of their
About ten more over age men are
sweating out their discharge and
trying to get their applications
in before the end of the month,
so that the present strength, a
considerable reduction from the
original 275, is expected to go
down still more.
We extend best wishes and
hopes for a speedy recovery to
Major Fleming who has been ill
these past few days.
-Cpl. Marvin Carter
TYN DALL TOMMY.......
Will the obnoxious gent who
wrote the editorial on grits,
placing their origination on the
southerners, please note thar
grits have been proved as de-
finitely not a typical southern
The majority of rebels never
tasted grits before getting into
the service. This was proved by
interviewing a number of good
southerners in Squadron C.
By now, it should be general
information that grits was orig-
inated by the Spartans, who in-
cluded this food in their diet
because it built strong, large
men who were needed as warriors.
In Greek legend is the famous
wrestler Antaeus who was always
-victorious as long as he touched
the earth. He is one of the
world's greatest characters, and
trained on a diet consisting of
a grit, honey and fruit.
Thus the assumption that
grits are known as a typically
southern dish has been vigor-
ously refuted by a hand-picked
committee of dyed-in-the-wool
"rebels" of Squadron C.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
June 26 1943 THE TYNDALL TA~h. ae1
TO THE YANKS"
Saturday, C BS
10 POINTS EACH
60 70 Fair
70 80 Good
8o 90 Excellent
go zoo Superior
1. How many bones have
your leg from the knee
2. Give within three pounds
the weight of a black bear at
the time it is born.
3. Is it possible for a man
who never marries to be a groom?
4. A hammer, a drum and an an-
vil are all found in what part of
the hmumn body?
5. Why is it that when making a
picture, actresses usually have
to get up earlier than the actors?
6. Which would be more tender-
bite from a piece of meat that
had been cut with the grain or
across the grain?
7. Are identical twins both
boys, both girls or can they be
mixed i.e., one boy and one
8. What is the difference be-
tween a person who is dogged and
a person who is cowed?
9. if you ate a typical Contin-
ental breakfast every morning,
which of these foods would not
be included orange juice, rolls
10. Where would you be apt to
find a turtleneck, a bottleneck,
and a littleneck?
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WHEN NECESSARY TO hit the
ground-hit it hard and hit it fast!
Forget the mud, stones, or whatnot. A
split second can easily be an eternity!
DO NOT SHOVE your sun goggles up
on your helmet when not in use. It's
a handy place to keep them-but the
reflection makes an ideal bulls-eye for
2. The common black bear weighs
less than a pound when it is born
3. yes a servant in charge
of horses is a groom.
4. They are all found in the
5. Because their make-up takes
longer; usually they have to
ave their hair done every morn-
6. The bite that has been cut
across the grain.
7. They are always both boys
or both girls.
8. Dogged: obstinately deter-
Cowed: Frightened, depress-
ed with fear, abashed, daunted,
9. Orange Juice. Continental
breakfast consists of rolls,
coffee or chocolate and marmal-
10. Turtleneck: on a sweater.
Bottleneck: on a product-
Littleneck: on a plate in a
restaurant or in the sand or mud
on the Atlantic Coast.
June 26 1943
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