VOL. 2. NO. 23
TYNDALL FIELD, FLORIDA
I Tynd`ll 1.
PUISlHD SATURDAY BY THE SPECIAL SERVICES SECTION FORPERSON-
MNL OF Tms AAF FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD, LORIDA.
Copy Prepared Under Supervision of Public Relations Officer
Special Service Officer: Comaanding:
Capt. Owen 0. Freeman Col; Leland S. Stranathan
Photographic* O'flicer: Public Selations Officer:
Lt. J.A. Diekerean Lt. Willim B. Pratt
Editorial Staff: St. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt. Saul Satiof, Cpl. Neil
Pooser, Pvt. P.H. Nickles.
Art Work: T/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter, S/Sgt. Fred H. Slade, Cpl. Marshall
Photography and Reproductionw M/Sgt. W. Busby, T/Sgt. W. Castle,
S/st. J. Mitchell, S|t. F. Churchill, Sgt. S. Upchurch, Cpl. I.
Grout. Sgt. G. Neitsert, Pvt. L. Shaw, S/Sgt. J. Montgomery, S/Sgt.
R. Enough, Sgt. P. Terry, Sgt. J. Marsick, S/Sgt. J. Webster, Pvt.
W. Daniels, p1. L Tackett, Pfc. H. Care, Pvt R. chapman.
The Tyndall Target receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Ser-
vice, War Dept., 108 4and St., N.T.C. Credited material say not be
republished without prior permission from Camp Newspaper Service.
Some solid advice, or rather a friendly suggestion
to the officer and enlisted personnel of Tyndall
Field, is 'recommended reading* of AI FORCE, of-
ficial service Journal and monthly publication of
the united States Army Air Forces.
Several hundred copies of the magazine are shipped
to this field each month and made available via the
Special Service Officer through the various squadron
Just the titles of articles in a recent issue make
romance itself. Contents of the June issue, for in-
stance; ,Advice From a Veteran for Every Fighter Pi-
lot; The Legend of Shorty Gordon, Belly Turret Gun-
ner; Factors in Hitting the Silk'From High Altitude;
Life in Mid-Africa; Why it pays to Understand proper
Use of Oxygen, and so on.
The point is that here is an official publication
of the Air Forces, issued at considerable expense to
better inform you of your job and its many problems.
And, it's a thoroughly masculine magazine, ably
edited and presenting its reading,material in inter-
est-provoking style. It isn't a production of ama-
teurs and it's chock full of A-1 art. It's more on
the serious side--no cheesecake--but aerial warfare
is a serious business and that's the topic in which
You won't go wrong reading it, anyway. The point
of this editorial is to call your attention to the
publication and let you be the judge of its merits.
You will not be disappointed.
OUR COMBAT SPIRIT
A commendation for the combat spirit of Air Forces
men now overseas, written by General H.H. Arnold, is
contained in the current Air Forces magazine.
General Arnold, AAF Commanding General, wrote the
tribute after returning from a flight to the war
theaters. It follows,
The outstanding impression gained during my visit to the
African, Middle Bast and Far eastern theaters wa that every
young officer and enlisted combat crew member had the utmost
confidence in himself, in his fellows and in the equipment he
was using so effectively.
Srery Army Air Forces man preparing for combat should gain
Increased inspiration from the supreme confidence and fighting
spirit of our comrades overseas.
hose who have fought the enemy have no doubt as to the out-
come of this war. Combat crew members know they can meet any
enemy on equal terms. They praise their equipment and would
not exchange types of airplanes. Their intense loyalty and
mutual confidence is everywhere apparent,
I proudly commend the glorious combat spirit of Air Forces
fighting men overseas. Their adorable example should inspire
every officer and enlisted man to new seal and greater en-
S thusiasm for the challenging task ahead.
THE AAERICAN'S CREED
"Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never
to himself hath said, this is my own, my native land.
I believe in the United States of America, as a
government of the people, by the people, for the
people; whose just powers are derived from the con-
sent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a
sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect
union, one and inseparable; established upon those
principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity
for which American patriots sacrificed their lives
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to
love it, to support its constitution, to obey its
constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag
and to defend it against all enemies.
The American's Creed by William Tyler Page was
adopted by an Act of Congress, April 6, 2Q18.
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
11: 1 A.M.............. Mass
7:30 P.M....Evening Worship
5:30 P.M ............. Mass
7:30 P.M....Fellowship Club
12:15 P.M... .rotestant Wor-
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
5:30 P.M ...............Mass
7:30 P.M......Jewish Service
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he 1I
present at the Chapel)
Fire at No. 11I t's the Japa. Not at No. 21 It's the Russian
nese Mitsubishi 98, a low-wing light L-18, a low-wing, single-seat fighter
bomber and reconnaissance plane powered by an in-line engine. The
powered by a radial engine. It has wings are swept back slightly on
a long cigar shaped fuselage. The the leading edges and swept for-
edges of both the wings and the ward sharply on the trailing edges
tailplane taper to rounded tips. The to rounded tips. Leading edges of
landing gear Is fixed and it has a the tailplane are swept back and
single fin and rudder, the trailing edges are rounded. i
Courtesy Hereurt, Brace & Co., publishers Aircraft Spotters, by Lester Ot.
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July 3, 1943 THE TYNDAIL TARGET page 3
YOUTHS TO BE GUESTS AT TYNDALL
"OPEN HOUSE" IS DESIGNED FINANCE "QUIZ KIDS" TAKE MEASURE OF GH WITS AT F
TO BOOST INTEREST
IN CADET PROGRAM
FIRSTT "INFORMATION TEASE"
vaw if :r^fiWX
Tyndall'Field's flight line
will be the site of an "open
house" for all prospective avia-
tion cadets and their friends
here tomorrow, July 4.
The gates will be opened at
2:00 P.M. to permit youths of
this vicinity to watch the gun-
nery students go through various
phases of their regular training
course. The occasion is part of
a nation-wide program being car-
ried out by the AAF to interest
the young men of America in join-
ing the Air Force as cadets.
Most of the activity here to-
morrow will be centered on the
ramp adjacent to the main hangar.
From here the visitors will be
able to inspect planes, watch
gunners prepare for their mission
and also a special area will be
set up where all unrestricted
equipment used in gunnery train-,
ing may be closely inspected un-
der the supervision of gunnery
instructors. Ten aviation cadets
from this field will act as guid-
es, answering any and all ques-,
tions that may be put to them.
Also scheduled for appearance
during the afternoon is the field
Details and arrangements for
the day are being made by the
Director of Flying.
GUNNERY STUDENT LOSES LIFE
IN CUB TRAINER CRASH
Cpl. Verne L. Sharp of Lansing,
Mich., was killed when the Cub
trainer plane in which he was a
passenger crashed several miles
from here last Saturday.
Sharp, a gunnery student, was
the passenger of Lt. Herman B.
A searching party from the MP
force discovered the wreckage of
the plane 10 miles north of here
,Monday. Lt. Bray was found near-
by, wandering aimlessly through
the swampy terrain.
Ouiz Show on Monday
The regular Tuesday night *In
formation Teases will be held.
on Monday night this week only.
Time 8:00 PM. Place: Rec Hall.
The S.S. Office is still of-
fering free theater passes to
any member of the field's mili-
tary personnel submitting ques-
tions and answers to be used
on the "Information Teases show.
Phonograph. records, used or
new, are needed by the S.S.
Office to build up a musical
library for the Rec Hall. Re-
cent recordings will be put to
use immediately while old ones
will be used for exchange in:
the purchase of new discs.
P.R.O. Asks for Radio Talent
Any G.I., officer or Tyndall-
ette, desiring to join a radio
dramatic group under the super-
vision of the Public Relations
Office is asked to turn his
name in to S/Sgt. Steve Libby
of that office as soon as pos-
& "0-,1 .
W ^ ^ 14
The "smart money" boys of Finance ably demonstrated that they knew most of the answers in
downing the Gunnermaker team in the first edition of the weekly "Information Tease" by a score
of 24-14.. Left: Sgt. Joseph Fohner answers a question while the GM quartet lends an ear.
(Gunnermakers, left to right: S/Sgts. Frank Horn, Arthur Hicks,
Massey.) Right: Lt. Donald G. Moore, official scorer and Sgt.
FINE COLLECTION OF CLASSICAL RECORDS IS
PRESENTED TO TYNDALL FIELD MEN
Music lovers at Tyndall Field
were enthused today on the arriv-
al of an excellent classical
music library, the gift of Armed
Forces Master Records, Inc., and
the American Society of Composers
The library, consisting of
Columbia and Victor recordings,
.is being indexed in preparation
for a series of Sunday afternoon
programs scheduled to be held at
the Post Theater starting on July
11. Records will be obtainable
for officers and enlisted person-
(Continued on Page 10)
LIDDON GETS CREDIT FOR PLANE PERFORMANCE RECORD
The real reason that Tyndall
Field boasts several training
ships with upwards to 3,000 hours
of actual flying time to their
credit is the efficiency of its
This was the statement today
of Capt. Charles F. Brunner,
landscape engineer at the field.
He was a flying officer in World
War I and knows what it's all
about, aviation experts say.
He threw verbal bouquets of
superlative degree in the direct-
ion ofLt. Harvey Liddon, line
"Lt. Liddon and his department
are doing one of the best jobs I
ever have observed at any field
anywhere," Cat. Brunner asserted.
The flying time of some of the
ships amounts to more than one
solid year of eight hour days.
The engines are changed every 800
Due to the system employed, the
maintenance department now can
service 25 twin motored planes a
day. This is possible, Lt. Lid-
don explained, because of its
wassembly-line" system. Soldiers
on duty there, work on shifts of
eight hours, around the clock and
punch a time-clock. There is a
propeller expert, a landing gear
inspector, a man who washes the
plane and so on. The plane starts
its trip at one end of the hangar
and comes out the other, in A-1
TYNDALL GRADUATE IS DISCHARGED AT AGE OF 16
A Tyndall graduate who earned
the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf
Clusters after taking part in 21
combat missions in Africa has
been discharged from the Army be-
icause he is only 16 years old.
The gunner is S/Sgt. Clifford
RB Wherley, of Elmwood, Ill., who
was graduated from Tyndall in
August, 1942, with the Class of
press dispatches reported this
week that the youthful gunner has
been offered a job in the Glenn
L. Martin bomber plant in Balti-
more. Sgt. Wherley had declared
he wanted to "work in a factory
building Martin Marauders (B-26s)W"
An extract from Wherley's ser-
vice record at the Tyndall Field
personnel Office shows that the
young sergeant gave his age as
18 when he enlisted at peoria,
Ill. His mother is Mrs. Bernice
Wherley of Elmwood.
Glenn L. Martin, president of
the factory which bears his name,
after hearing that Wherley wanted
to help build the bombers he has
been flying, said, "There is a
place here in the Martin factory
for Sgt. Wherley wheneve- he
chooses to take it."
Harry Van Kuren and Sgt. Robert
Bernard Reinitz, quiz master.
MORE THAN 300 SEE
FIRST OF QUIZ SERIES
Boasting no John Kiernan or
Oscar Levant, the Finance "quiz
kids" nevertheless managed to win
a convincing victory over the
Gunnermaker wits in Tyndall's
first "Information Tease" held
last Tuesday evening at the
More than three hundred GI's
and Waacs witnessed the battle
and watched the Finance mental
giants come out on top by a score
of 24-14, and easily dispose of
the several cases of brew awarded
to the winning team each week.
Representing the Finance organ-
ization were S/Sgt. Tom Astle,
Sgt. Joseph Fohner, Cpl. Frank
McAleer and Pfc. Walter McGuffle,
Gunnermaker contestants were S/
Sgts. Frank Horn, Harry Van Kurea
and Arthur Hicks and Sgt. Robert
As previously announced by the
Special Service Office, the pur-
pose of these weekly knowledge
quizzes is two-fold: They pro-
vide recreation for both the men
participating and for the aud-
ience, and, equally important, it
serves to '-ee the field's per-
sonnel ino .ed on important mil-
itary and political matters witt
which they should be familiar.
This week's vInformation Tease'
will be on Monday evening instead
of Tuesday because of the USO
Camp Show scheduled for the Post
Theater on Tuesday. The Rugged
69th and Q( teams will be matched
in this second edition of the
quest for knowledge show.
Several suggestions have been
submitted by Special Service re-
presentatives for the improvement
of the program. Under the re-
vised set-up, members of the aud-
ience may answer questions which
stump the contestants and if a
correct answer is volunteered, a
bottle of beer will be awarded.
July 3, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Page 4 TUP TVNATbTP 'PARf1
QUESTION: "WHAT WAS THE MOST
MEMORABLE FOURTH OF JULY YOU'VE
Interviews and Photos
By srT. GORGE NEITZEKT
SGT. IRA SOLONOI, Beaver Palls,
Pa.; Squadron A instructor: "I
don't think I'll ever forget last
year's Fourth -- I made final
arrangements for my marriage on
the 15th to the sweetest gal on
AUX. HELB ROACHB, Buffalo, IN..;
Office of the Director of Flying:
"Last Fourth of July, which I
spent with my boy friend at Point
Avis on the Canadian side of Lake
grie, was certainly one of the
most enjoyable Fourths I've ever
A.P.C. GRACB BIALKIR, Portland,
Oregon; Librarian: "I had just
arrived hose after an extended
trip to Salt Lake City last year,
and I was so glad to be back.
The fact that I returned on the
Fourth of July only made me sore
a preciative of the joy of being
0Sf. FILLARD LANBRfT, Opelousas,
Louisiana; Ouner: 'On July g,
1941, Isnt to a celebration at
oaplan, Louisiana, and had a rip-
snortint tie. I still get a big
hick whenever I recall one of the
concessions. this Particular
booth was offering a rise to
anyone who could catch their
MY FAVORITE PHOTO -
(This is the third appearance of the Target's newest feature.
Anyone desiring to submit his favorite photo for publication is*
welcome to do so.)
Lt. Walter J. McKinsey, Statistical Officer, is the proud
possessor of this week's favorite photo. Lt. McKinsey's ac-
quaintance with Miss Katharine Hepburn is not confined to a
photograph alone, as he met the stage and screen star in In-
dianapolis several years ago at the opening of 'The Phila-
delphia Story,' the play which skyrocketed Miss Hepburn back
to fame after movie magnates believed she was through.
The original picture which Miss Hepburn presented to Lt. Mc-
Kinsey was lost in a 'tropical storm' here last summer. How-
ever, the lieutenant was shown the above photo by an unknown
GI recently, and through devious methods, obtained same.
One of the most popular and respected officers on the post,
Lt. McKinsey hails from Chicago, Illinois. Previous to his
Army career he was connected with several large department
stores as a research director. He was assigned to Tyndall
Field in June, 1942, and shortly thereafter set up the field's
first statistical department.
Inasmuch as in the past two
weeks we have had but one request
to continue this column we be-
lieve that the petition of the
field's ranking staff sergeant,
Frederick Gilmore, should be
Comparable only to the Fort
Myers shipment of last Spring was
this week's exodus of those Tyn-
dall men who braved the rains and
sand here in January, '42.
Barracks are pock-marked with
spaces where familiar cots once
stood -- hangers are swinging
idly on the racks where once they
were burdened with khakis and
O.D.s -- the daily cleaning
chores will be divided among few-
er en and the chow lines will
Many of our number have left,
more will follow soon. Perhaps
some will be sent here to take
their place, for the Army main-
tains that no man is irreplace-
able. We won' t argue the point,
but the 'Joe' who slept in the
bunk next to yours, and the 'Jim'
you went to town with, isn't go-
ing to be forgotten so soon by
the men who remain.
Thp boys who left Tyndall dur-
ing the last 14 days were for the
most part the fellows who played
an important role in the growth
of this field from its infant
stage. Their names are far too
numerous to mention but they are
inscribed in indelible ink on the
inside cover of a book entitled,
sTyndall Field AAF Flexible Gun-
LOOSE ENDS: An unofficial
statement by one who should know
revealed that to date there have
been 10 births in the new depend-
ent's ward. None were twins or
triplets...Few are the trials and
tribulations awaiting you at the
PX soda fountain section these
days. Either they have 'Vinilla'
or they don't. (The latest wordan
the cause for the hike in the
price of the cream is that the
girls have been giving over-sized
dips. Will someone please check
that?)...The only casualty re-
sulting from the recent excessive
downpours was that suffered by
the orderly room porch at Skunk
Hollow where, the story goes, two
submarines crashed into the steps
mistaking the building for their
Contributions for this column
should be sent to the Editors,
Tyndall Target, post Headquart-
A TIRED LAMENT
Wh are always able to walk
Tho we're never able to talk
To the men driving cars.
We walk from the Club to the
You will admit it takes plenty
To the men driving cars.
They will look at us as they
With a glance ever so sly,
To the men driving cars.
Rides are scarce these days,
The men who stopped have gone
To the men driving cars.
'THAT' S AMERICA"
I met two chaps today-
In a friendly sort of way.
Here for a stay,
Fram places far away.
Knight and Cbbrn they be,
Just regular fellows, see,
But with it all, you'll agree,
How they've fought to be free.
Heroes, shucks, not they-
They donit feel that way.
Ask themn- they'll just say
Lucky wasn t their day.
It's the runner of men they be,
That so sincerely impressed me.
So, I salute with my might,
Two gunners named Coburn and
-A Navy Chap
We're going there, but we're
Every man that sails away.
For the bullet must to make
Have your name on it but
And the piece of shell you
ride to hell
Must have your A.S.N. in-
And the poison fumes your
Must know just where you hide.
I'll make a vow the day I
To come back across the foam
.Safe and sound of life and
To end my days at home.
.pvt. W. Edge
She: 'I have to keep in shape.
I'm a model and I have to watch
Pvt: 'Forget about your figure.
There is no use in both of us
PTHIP TVnATT. 'PAbPJFP
j4W TI'IYATT. TAP(I'WPae
Two of the ten radio girls, on
their first day at Tyndall, ques-
tioned their welcome to the field
when, while walking past the gar-
den across from the WAAC Company
Mess Hall, saw luscious ripe
tomatoes being thrown at them.
Soon enough, however, they real-
ized that the tomatoes were be-
ing given to them through the
generosity of the gardener. Now,
they occasionally stop by to get
a tomato or -take time to sniff
the scent of the roses. Soldiers,
but ladies still, and we like
The question most often asked
the Waac by the enlisted men is:
'Why did you join?' or, 'How do
you like it?' Then they add:
'Don't you ever feel sorry you
got into the army?' The consen-
sus is that the majority of girls
enroll for patriotic reas-c .--to
de a job to relieve a man for
This war reaches hom, For many
of us An example -I .-ie girl
whose brother is now in a Jap
concentration camp. She does a
fine job as one of our bakers.
When asked if she found it hot
working over a G.I. stove her
answer put many to shame. Quote:
'Hot! Heck, we have nothing to
complain about. I'm in this thing
to help that brother of mine get
back hpme. He and the boys who
were with him are the ones we
should be thinking about. God
knqws how hot they're having it
with those (censored) Japs. I'm
ip this army to do a job and I'm
Another example is that of our
mess sergeant, who left an ex-
cellent position at a post ex-
change in Texas and a career as
golf champion. Previous to her
career in Texas as a golfer, Sgt.
Reed had spent three years in a
hospital, during which time she
underwent seven major operations.
Her doctor prescribed walking as
a cure for her illness and Mrs.
Rped began golfing.
In 1938 she won the City Tour-
nament Championship. In 1939 she
won the City Championship for
Women in the city vs. country
contest, repeating this in 1940.
In 1941 Sgt. Reed won several
trophies in tournaments of the
West Texas Golf Association. In
1942 she broke the women's record
and became medalist champion in
the municipal tournament, a title
she still holds.
In the midst of this career,
Sgt. Reed joined the WAAC. At
Daytona Beach I packed my golf
clubs to become a mess sergeant
to feed Waacs who relieve fight-
ing men. I consider the job of
mess sergeant one of the most im-
portant for the WAAC, and this
job more important than golf.
When this war is over I hope to
return and continue where I left
Our golf champion's brother, a
first lieutenant in the academic
department at Sheppard Field, has
been in the army 16 years. Two
other brothers fought in the
first world war.'
Diplomats, those two soldiers,
who, wanting dates approached our
commanding officer, introduced
themselves, then, showing in-
terest in the WAAC organization
as a whole were formerly intro-
duced to two members of our com-
pany and 'proved themselves good
company for the evening.'
One Miss T/5 became quite pro-
voked with the control tower oper-
ator who preferred to comment on
her pretty voice than give a read-
ability and signal strength re-
port on her radio check. 'Sgt.*,
she said to her instructor, 'do
those men think we're out here to
We suppose it will take time
for men to accept those feminine
voices without the desire to com-
ment, but they will accept and
know too, that we are capable of
the jobs we are learning or the
army would not have given them
The big guns of the squadron
along the trail of romance are
namely, Ficarella and Sposito;
this was just recently learned
by yours truly. Each man uses t
a different method of approach,
but each bringing home the bacon,
so to speak.
Seems a shame that the two old-
est squadrons on the field will
soon be in the capacity of a mess
squadron. Gone are the days when
these two organizations reigned
supremely on the line. Wonder
what the results would be if
there were an organization or
club organized by the men to meet
at a certain destination when the
war terminated each year and re-
capitulate past happenings while
in the service. What a glorious
gathering that would make.
During the course of a conver-
sation the other day between an
employee of the Sub-Depot, the
common subject of airplanes was
brought up; first one thing then
the other, till it narrowed down
to landings. Of course 'three
point landings' came up, and she
quickly claimed, 'that one is
easy, the airplane just bounces
three times before it stops.'
Few people realize that in our
first sergeant lies a former
champion in bpth wrestling and
boxing. He acquired the titles
while attending Louisiana State
University, in Baton Rouge.
Looking at the old boy one would
gain the impression that he's
just another 'Joe*, but don't ever
make that mistake, unless you
have all the GI insurance pos-
Jim (Golden Boy) Titus certain-
ly carries the magic wand, since
couple of little lassies ventured
co leave Detroit and journey all
the way down here to spend their
vacation with him. And traveling
conditions congested the way they
NOTE TO THE EDITOR Dear Sir:
For your interest I happen to
know that the 'Great O'Connor,'
currently sweeping Apalach by
storm, keeps a separate file of
letters from the columnof Dorothy
Dix and Pr fessor Anthonyon which
to answer his everyday problems.
I'm anxious for the day to come,
when O'Connor himself everwrites
the column, That will be the
Sgt. Mancinelli, supply ser-
geant of the squadron, is a busy
little bee, forever on the go.
Take these supply men; (if you
don't no one else will), in my
opinion they are the unsung
heroes of this war, for without
them things would come to a stand-
still, but fast. No matter what
you do, you are never right in
the eyes of the men whom you deal
Her mind was like a bachelor's
be d.. never made up.
Several changes have been made
Long the personnel recently. S/Sgt.
Robert Curtis is leaving line engin-
eering for Patterson Field, Ohio. Cur-
is has been here since the Field was
opened. The last words he was
heard to utter upon leaving were:
'Wonder how their obstacle course
s?" S/Sgt. Sanfilippo is now a
crew member. Two trips up left him
a little shaky but he has the mak-
ngs of a good mechanic. Sgt.
Woody Mueller has had his drawings
pretty well publicized. He deserves'
credit. and though he is the shy
type, he wouldn't say why he got a
bundle of 20 copies of the Target
and carefully cut his creations and
paragraph with his picture out to let
Wisconsin know all about it.
Cpl. Stewart is all for the squadron
beer parties as of last Saturday but
no doubt Dodd wishes the "crooner"
was a teetotaler.
Some people are glad that "Porky'
Stanley is not in that kissing mood
any more, or is it just as much?
The line maintenance hangar has
got a pretty good painter now but
don't ask Guirdy or Coleman.
-Sgt. Ed. Strong.
Cpl. Albert Balliett took off for
the Rec Hall last Sunday in a heavy
rain. Balliett' claims he just went
for the walk. Beats us.
A bouquet to Mrs. Ruth Lyle,
Finance's very much on the ball
steno. Mrs, Lyle is that very rare
CQonbination-an attractive stenog-
rapher, and a hard worker.
The sage of Hannibal, Mo., Sgt.
Ed. O'Hearn, complains of his belli-
cose veins these days. Latrine order-
lies are whispering he wants out to
the X. R. C.
Finance yardbirds (and others too
numerous to mention) are waiting
anxiously for their impending at-
tachment, to a rugged (?) outfit.
Pfc. Junior Harris startled the bar-
racks in the dead of night when he
woke up screaming-"Newsome! I
saw him, I tell you, I saw him!"
The Tuesday night "Information
Tease" at the Rec'Hall needs ques-
tions, so Pvt. Buster McGuffee sub-
mitted this one: "If it's hot in the
summer, how is it in the country?"
Have a heart, Buster!
S/Sgt. Pat Kelly's comment on
the poem in last week's Target-
"When the (housetraps away, the
mice' will play."
And as the bugler blows "Chop-
sticks," we hop lightly into our rice
bowls, and set forth to PC in quest
of a pint of tea.
-T/3 Felix Leon.
Due to the high standards of
he editorial staff, the news,
uch as it was, of the Medics qas
intentionally cut from last
week'ss issue. We trust'that both
parties concerned will improve.
Apologies have been written by
he editor to the Medics a few
times previous and we feel that a
better of explanation is not nec-
ssar.y this time because the
>resent Medicwoes' writer had a
council of war with the editor as
loon as the two were able to get
together. Gullibility is not a
trait of the Medics.
Judging from the pass exten-
ions asked by one, Sgt. George
rimko, the Ponce de Leon hotel
lust be an ideal place for a
honeymoon. Sgt. Timko was joined
at the altar of the Post Chapel
by Dorothy Karcher on June 21 and
low we have another class 'A'
lass ready for Timko as soon as
ie returns to this vicinity. Cpl.
dokowski, the best man, and his
fiancee accompanied the Timkos to
New Orleans, but returned at the
termination of Mokowski's pass.
'hen Cpl. Kocur (most valuable)
took inventory last week he found
)ne non-expendable item missing.
'ersistent inquiry resulted in
negative answers as to the where-
abouts of the item until Miss
Eason heard of the loss and in
turn admitted that she had it in
her car. For further information
One of the newshawks down here
states that two nurses down at
Ward 4 are sweating out four mil-
lion- no more details were given.
Sgt. (feel like a civilian a-
gain) Volk did the unheard of
thing last Friday eve when he
washed his little window for in-
spection and then to top it off
he buttoned and straightened his
clothes on the rack! We know
that he has been commuting from
Tyndall to Millville to Port St.
Joe, but frankly believe that his
car is the item of interest.
Cpl. Megrey formerly had the
title of 'Gabby' down here, but
recently he has been outshown by
dental's own McDermott.
Pvt. Broward is a new addition
to the Medics and very few of us
know him, but he can be assured
that from now on he has a gallery
cheering him as he tees off to
defend his Florida Open Champion-
ship golf title.
The boys of the deep tan, Sgt.
Matalik and Pfc. Preslipski arm't
the. envy of the others now that
they have returned from thd good
old North minus that product of
many weeks of swimming.
-Sgt. C.5. Laubly
Rugged ? 69th
The telephone we have long con-
sidered man's most annoying in-
vention. It has no respect for
conversation; butts into your
heaviest concentration. However,
with ours out of order for a
couple of days, we have acquired
new respect for the gadget. To
take your body along every time
you want to transmit an idea is
not only tedious, but the wear
on shoe leather is mqst dis-
Cpl. Wm. (GB) Grout believes
that he has the distinction of
being the first and only GI ever
to have to salvage a pair of
corporal chevrons that have been
worn out by fair wear and tear.
'Tennessee' Fields, on the other
hand, has been observed kneeling
before a shrine consisting of two
corporal stripes in the top of
Cpl. Miksovsky confided that
if Christmas wasn't so far off
he'd ask Santa Claus to bring him
one of those pretty new class
Let's get behind our team on
'Information Tease' at the Rec
Hall Tuesday, fellas, with a
substantial rootin' section.
Passing thought: How sweet is
the sound of the pattering rain
at r:00 A.M.
Ju1Y 3, 1943
E HT TYNDAIL TARGET
TFIE TI~NATL TARI~Ir
NEWS FROM JTHE
Cigars were definitely pouring
down on the squadron this past
week especially from the first
sergeant's office. Congratula-
tions are extended to the former
T/Sgt. C.S. Hafer upon his promo-
tion to master.
A/C's were certainly exhibit-
ing some,of their unusual talents
lately It seems that they
thought the landscaping needed a
little improvement around the
barrackll They even went to the
trouble of building a new board-
walk. That's it boys! You've
gotten into the swing of things
here at -Tyndall Tech.'
Now digging up hhe weekly 'digs
and dirt.' Everytime A/C Cock-
rill opens his eyes in class
there is a broom waiting for him.
Who was the 'gadget' that skipped
reveille formation the other morn-
ing and made the huge opening in
the ceiling? Could the student
officers be peeved witthe cadets
for singing the 'Second Lieuten-
ants Are At It Again.' If not,
why were they halted by a passing
field official and requested to
sing 'The Air Cadets Are At It
Again.' Kenrich's gal friend is
no sand hog, but is working under
pressure! 'Braggart' A/C Kaplan
doesn't mention his shooting
score anymore! Could it be that
the buck he lost to Kirschaum has
quieted him down. If A/C Bur-
stein keeps up with those 'hot
letters,' we vouch he will be
married by 'proxy.' Doran, shhh.
he's still an 'eager beaver.'
He's still wondering how Dixmore
eked out four points to beat him
in the last exam. Who's face was
red? A/C Kaplan's heart was in
his mouth while out on one of the
ranges, we wonder if it was due
to 'trigger itch.' A/C Pat Healy
wishes he would get a slice of
his own cake. Better put in an-
other order. Pat me boy.
What sgt. stood at a corner in
Panama City and asked the passing
girls if they were from Western
Union? Can anyone identify the
young lady that was walking with
Cpl. Moley and Pfc. Livingston in
Panama City? Was 'Windy's' Sun-
day night date a real WAAC Of-
ficeror was he just kidding The
boys would like to know. Miller
Todd isn't like the rest of the
boys as he gets 'blotto'd' on
three bottles of 'Rec Hall Beer.'
Will someone tell Bruce Ryan he'd
have to have bugs in the head in-
stead of where he had them in
order to get in Section 8.
The boys of Squadron 'E still
think that the boys in Squadron
'F' are a bunch of 'Jerks' re-
gardless of last weeks incident.
No personal reflections, fellows.
Squadron A spent a busy week-end
bidding farewell to the class 43-26,
and welcoming in the class of 43-32,
and a fine looking group of men they
are, even if they do say so them-
The instructors also spent a hectic
two days "boning" up on their turr
rets. We now have quite a little
group of "turret specialists" in
'Squadron A. Some fun, eh fellows?
To the class of 43-32-You will
pend the next six weeks with us.
here will be times when the going
is rough but remember your instruc-,
tor is trying to turn out the best
gunners he can and the things he
does, though they may seem wrong
to you, are for your own good Give
him your wfole-hearted cooperation
and your stay at Tyndall will be
made much easier. We all wish you
good-luck through school.
Not at No. It' the U. S. Republic P-43, often referred to as the "Lancer."
Points of recognition: low wing monoplane with full dihedral; leading edges of wings
tapered slightly to rounded tip; trailing edge of wings and elevator elliptical; leading
edge of tail plane tapered sharply. Landing gear retracts inward.
Blast NO. 2! It', the Japanese Navy two-seater fighting plane, Type 98 "S."
This low wing monoplane is equipped with a single radial engine and has a semi-
retractable landing gear. Note that the trailing edge of the very slight dihedral wing
forms part of an ellipse. Also that the leading edge of the tail plane is tapered and the
trailing edge of elevators are rounded.
The "Boston Bombshell," Cpl. De-
laney, is back again from furlough
and once -again his familiar voice
rings above the clatter of the coke
bottles as he announces "business is
We've heard a lot about six-man
football teams and as yet have not
seen this innovation. But Cpl. John
M. Wilkerson was an all-state right,
end on a six-man squad in Oklaho-
We like the "military manner" of'
the new WAAC group which march-
es by Squadron F singing the
"Strip Polka" with gestures. One
passerby remarked, "Well, I've'seen
everything now," but he was wrong.
First came the Dutchmen, then the
French, then the Cadets, then the
Waacs and finally, we understand,
'after only a year and a half of activ-
,ity, Tyndall Field is going to the
That new ruling abott neckties is
a very welcome change, but news
reaches us that the ties must be
kept on your person at all times.
In other words we wear them in the
rear, right pocket, how, fellows!
Here are some recent convers-.
Big Little Deal (Kichincoe): "Let's
go over and meet those Waacs."
Little Big Deal (Cogger): "Let's.
sit tight and play hard to get."
Mis Deal (Casey): "Let's have
another round of beer."
PERSONALITIES:.. "Peg Leg"'
Hartman, the man who went to
, The first shillalah ever to cc/xe
from Ireland was whittled from A/C
Duff Hanafy's family tree. Duffy's
post war aims are the revival of
Tammany Hall, nickel beer and free
-A/C "Gabby" Halpern:
Headline in the Beacon, Hemp-
stead, N.Y. 'GI NURSES WEAR
PANTS: OVERSEAS ONLY.'
Well, here it is another week
at the ole Skunk Hollow. We do
believe that the Gulf has moved
up to, and through, the Skunk
Hollow area. Several subs and
large fish have been sighted off
one end of the orderly room
porch. Capt. Rummel has thought
several times of bringing his
boat but decided the waves were
too large and couldn't attempt
It seems that the ole Hollow is
the resting place of the perman-
ent personnel; 50 men from Tyn-
dall Field were assigned here to
go through school at the rate of
three a week.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Bear Ye, does
anyone have any 'ABC or T' ticket
for S/Sgt. Kempner and his Oldss'
as he averages ten tickets to the
mile in that neat little job of
his...Pfc. Shellnut has finally
arrived from the Dept. of Train-
ing and will no longer be able to
'snow' that little de-icer, Miss
Fay...Pfc. Vickers left our little
Hollow for Patterson Field, Ohio.
.,..Sgt. George (Worrybird) Carter
has a new job in the squadron as
chief clerk, and believe me it's
a job here in this squadron...
T/Sgt. Dison was made first ser-
geant. Congratulations, Dison.
Of course he looks like a Zebra,
but then they seem to fit his
sleeve just right.
The students of Flight Four,
had their first good view of the
mighty metropolis of Panama City
T/Sgt. Horn is going around
muttering 'never again' (not 'til
the next time)...T/Sgt. Hall,
'They sold .us a two-bit steak for
a buck and a quarter' (they saw
you coming, men)...S/Sgt. Larsen,
'At that price, they must have
sold me the glass too,* (he'still
S/Sgt. Juneau was seen cutting
the rug on the USO dance floor.
..'Gargantua' was seen taking in
a blood and thunder western, and
later seen with the Navy! howss
From now on, Barracks 4 will be
Jenown a 'The House of Hangovers
-Pvt. Ivan Hallock
One of our student gunners grad-
uating this week, Master Sergeant
Nathan Spiegler, has had seven and
a half years in the Army and 3,000
hours in the air as crew chief and
In civilian life, Sgt. Spiegler was
doing experimental work for RCA.
Upon adVice of officials of that com-
pauy, he entered the Army to go to
school at Fort Monmouth, N. J.,
where he was graduated with a su-
perior rating, receiving and sending
code at the rate of 50 words a min-
He was assigned as personal radio
man to a high-ranking Air Force of-
ficer and has been on several good-
will missions to Central and South
One of his proudest possessions in
a letter he received from the Presi-
dent of the United States commend-
ing him for heroism in evacuating
[civilians from earthquake-torn Chile,
Another proud possession is his
picture album, containing more than
2,000 interesting and unusual photo-
graphs from the interiors of Central
and South America.
He holds a permanent technical
sergeant rating and a temporary
master rating. He's been in eight
airplane accidents, but flying is his
"one love" and he always comes back
Recent changes in our officer per-
sqnnel: Lt. David H. Goldbold, Jr.,
adjutant and supply officer; Lt. Wil-
bur B. Baptist, flight instructor; Lt.
Russell J. Hertz, flight instructor.
-Sgt. E. Leber.
Squadron D-Tojo's jinx-is slight-
ly off the beam these days in the
landscaping around the area. What's
the matter, boys, too many Waacs
to distract you? Speaking of
Waacs, the students, believe it or
not, seem to be making better head-
way than the permanent party.
Thompson and Marx excluded, of
Sgts. Blanchard and Morgan were
taking a stroll the other day and
they stopped in to say hello. From.
the looks of things they'll soon be in
the pink and back to work. It's
been too long to have you boys
away, so hurry out of the hospital.
Blanchard did have a strange light
in his eye, though, when we saw
him. All he could say was, "That
does it! From now on I bleed for
no one. They can see the chaplain."
We wonder what he meant.
Sgt. Sol Haber finally came back,
although in bad shape. He took
unto himself a life partner and vwe
wonder when the new boss will fol-
low him down.
For a change, the students actual-
ly enjoyed a class here. No fooling,
the class in Tactics as given by
'Sgts. Wright and Coburn made the
students quiet to the point of rever-
ence as they listened wide-eyed to
the first-hand information.
Cpl. Tom Murphy, Section 15, was
indeed a pleasant surprise to the
topkick. They both were inducted
together up in Yankeeland and are
neighbors. They haven't seen each
other since that day and Murphy
,:says he took Thompson home after
they sampled "Joisey Beer" together.
Was it 3.2?
y 1JAN9 4. IR S L '
NORTON CRACKS WIP,
EVANS EXERCISES RESTRAINT
Sgt. William C. Norton, former-
ly a maintenance man, is now work-
ing as a flight chief. He and
S/Sgt. "Booger' powell say they' re
really going to get this place
"on the ball." They also keep
tab on "p.T." time that's why
they're so well liked by all the
The dance at the new hangar was
a huge success, and one of the
most important reasons why it was
so is because Sgt. W.A. Evans
didn' t waltz around the floor or
sing with the band. Let's have
more of these dances -- in the
hangar. They're enjoyed by all,
they' re great morale boosters and
they certainly break the mono-
What will S/Sgt. "Crash" Elli-
ott do if he ever is sent to com-
bat? Gene is worried about it
because should he be sent away he
wouldd have to leave his motor-
cycle ("Old Faithful*) here in
the U.S. and without his 'cycle
he would be lost -- especially
on a moonlit night.
'MISIAVEG, HOLTON AND KOONTZ
0ow did 8/Sgt. mChuckr Mista-
veg and S/Sgt. Ben Holton receive
the nickname of mDunkirque?v
They both refuse to enlighten
us...S/Sgt. Donald o. Koontz of
the tech supply department cer-
tainly "sweated out" his furlough.
'His latest difficulty is the
problem of gasoline for the trip
home. He is a native of Indiana
and he remarked the other day
that he had a wonderful, dream one
night. He dreamt that the chair-
man of the ration board walked up
and presented him with a carton
of gas coupons. Does anyone have
any extra coupons that they would
like to donate to the cause?
Something new has been added
to the Line Engineering office-
and it's none other than that
well-known personage, Cpl. Oliver
Bolivar Lindsey (ex-Cpl. Lindsey'
of orderly room fame). pvt.
Lindsey recently returned from an
extended furlough during which he
had "a hot time.n He also added
that he kinda wishes he hadn't
Very little has been said in
the Target about our civilian
employes. The excellent work
they have been doing here de-
serves some recognition, and now
is as good a time as any to pass
out the orchids.
Merely as. a matter of form we
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will start with those who work
In headquarters. Although there
are only four, they are doing the
work of a dozen. First there is
Miss Georgia Calloway. secretary
to the Commanding Officers Adju-
tant, Assistant Adjutant, Mess
Officer, physical Training Of-
ficer and Sergeant-Major's Assis-
tant. Next comes Mrs. Emily on-
ley, a hard working young lady in
the message center, central file
room and headquarters supply. We
have one more female employee,
Miss Judy Grace (Tropical Solend-
or) Harrison, chief cook and
bottle washer of the orderly
room. With all her reports,
rosters and regulations to keep
in order she is kept pretty busy.
Lastly, and by no means less
important is Ira Longernecker,
who, in addition to his regular
duties as janitor at headquarters
has taken upon himself .the task
of beautifying the grounds adja-
cent to the building. Flowers
and plants used are furnished at
his own expense, planted and car-
ed for on his own times We want
him to know that we appreciate
Next week the spotlight will be
turned on the personnel of Air
Corps Supply. Also, we might add
that Mrs. Hilda Dunn, our switch-
board -operator is ever oi, the
TYN DALL TOM MY....... LEDBETTER
July 3. 1943
THE TYNDAIL TARGET
ODDS AND ENDS
Who is that buck sergeant that
works in the inspection depart-
ment and goes around singing
*Sweet Eloisem all day long??...
Sgt. H.H. Miller has withdrawn
from towing targets and has taken
to window shopping at the jewelry
stores...Cpl. Brawner has been
making some secret calls of late
to Apalach. He comes into the
Line Engineering office, picks up
the phone, says, "outside,* and
then steals off to a comer. All
we have ever been able to hear is
'Loan !'e a ten,' said the corp-
oral as corporals sometimes do.
'Sure,' said the private as
many a sucker has done before him.
'But remember,' he added, 'this
is only until payday.'
The corporal turned a vividred.
'You'll get your mooey. But
for cripes sake stop hounding
We hope you haven't forgotten
the little farm girl who always
went out with city fellers be-
cause the farm hands were too
It's still said the meanest man
in the world is the ventriloquist
who throws his voice under the
old maid's bed.
PATROLS CENTERFIELD PASTURES FOR TORNADOES RED CAPS DOMi NAPIER,
S/Sgt. Eddie Matonak of the Medics is pictured above with his
favorite war club. While an average batter at the plate,
Eddie's forte is fielding. He has a reputation for making the
hard ones look easy and vice-versa. He is a native of Vander-
grift, Pa., and played ball with that state's semi-pro champ-
ions in 1939 and 1940-
GM AND OM BOWLERS
TIED FOR FIRST;
69th DROPS 3
Competition in Tyndall's GI
bowling league continued to match
the temperature as the Gunnermak-
er and Quartermaster pin men re-
mained even up at the close of
the week's bowling.
The thud that echoed from the
alleys last Tuesday was the 69th
keglers tumbling down from their
first place tie to the depths of
the fifth position. The smooth-
rolling Zebras shut their ears to
the bench jockeys and concentrat-
ed on the pins to down the "Rug-
Tom Geraci of the Redbirds
set a new individual high for
a single game when he bowled
255 in his second game Monday
night. His 639 total for the
three games was the highest
of the week.
ged" men in three straight games.
The triple win for the Zebras
boosted them into a tie for
EDWARDS BOOSTS LEAD
IN BATTING RACE
Batting 22 points better than
his closest rival for Tornado
batting honors, Lou Edwards main-
tained his steady pace at the
plate with a percentage of .472.
Paul Brown, second baseman, kept
his runner-up position with a
p.c. of .450.
Edwards, Tornado rightfielder,
showed an improvement of .28
since the last computation of
averages. Brown also boosted his
previous batting figure by 9
Edwards 36 12
Brown 40 11
Jackrel 35 7
Hines 45 13
Davis 13 2
Southard 21 4
Sedmak 51 7
Didier 52 10
tarr 20 2
Matonak 44 12
Anderson 41 9
Flanagan 6 0
Ballet 4 1
E1lli 7 1
Rhee. 2 0
Mandersoe 1 3
Busby 1i 1
Team Average: .266
second place honors with the
The QM team kept their high-
ranking perch by virtue of a
forfeit by the squadron C team,
which has notified the league of
Until last Monday, the Cloud
Hopper quintet had high hopes of
climbing to the top with weekly
two-out-of-three victories, but
the Gunnermakers dealt them a
shattering blow by making a clean
sweep of their three-game match.
The triple win kept the GM's in
the upper stratum with the QM
Last week's results:
GM 3, Cloud Hoppers 0; Medics 3.
Ventures 0; Bluebirds 0, White
Flashes 3; QM 3, Squadron C 0,
(forfeit); 69th 0, Zebras 3;
Individual highs, each team:
Senkinc (M), 195-147-197--539
Ficarella (V). 167-140--307
Weiss (0). 158-160-131--449
Geraci (RB), 161-255-223--639
Zim'man (BB), 201,164-182--546
Chavers KWFL, 185-185-217--587
Kottke ((G), 176-177-189--542
Bierma (CH), 188-162-188--538
Green (Z). 193-146-177--516
Bianco (69), 158-187-144--489
How they stand.
Quartermaster ......... 17 4
Gunnermakers........... 17 4
Medics................ 16 5
Zebras................. 16 5
Rugged 69th........... 14 7
Cloud Hoppers............. 11 10
Ordnance.............. 11 10
White Flashes......... 9 12
Bluebirds ............. 8 13
Redbirds.............. 5 16
Venturas..........;... 1 20
Squadron C............. 1 20
MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS
(Through Thursday, July2)
6-2; WILL PLAY AT
The post colored team traveled
to Dothan last Sunday and showed
the Napier Field nine a few
diamond tricks in handing them a
Weaks was on the mound for the
Red Caps, working effectively in
l1uiting the opposition to 4 hits.
He was headed for a shutout until
the ninth when errors by Randle
and Dawkins permitted two enemy
runs across the plate.
Leftfielder Mayo was the big
gun for the Red Caps with 3 hits
in five tries. Davis, first base-
man, was credited with the long-
est hit of the game, a double.
The Tyndall team will play away
during the weekend. They are
scheduled to meet the Marianna
nine in the third game of their
"hane and home" series.
The box score:
rYNDALL FIELD AB R H
garrison, as 5 1 0
Mayo, If 5 1 3
Randle, 2b 5 0 2
Dawkins, c 4 2 0
Blackmon, 3b 4 0 1
White, cf 4 0 0
English, rf 4 0 1
Davis, ib 4 2 1
Weaks, p 4 0 1
Totals 39 6 9
NAPIER FIELD AB R H
Tayler, If 6 0 1
Grines, ,b 4 0 1
Janes, 34 0 0
Pendall, ss 4 0 0
Sherod, c 4 1 0
.Bryant, rf 4 0 0
Haley, cf 4 1 1
Singleton, ib 3 0 1
Pinston, ib 1 0 0
Williams, p 4 0 0
Totals 37 2 4
*Two base hits: Davis, Bryant,
Williams. Stolen bases: Dawkins
1, Blackmon 2. Winning pitcher:
Weaks. Losing pitcher: Williams.
Left on base: Tyndall Field 6;
Napier Field 8. Base on balls:
Weaks 1, Williams 2- Strikeouts:
Weaks 7; Williams 2. Umpires:
Johnson and Brinkley. Time: 1:45.
"Hit the Ice"
"Youth on Parade"
"Outlaws on Pine R
"The Young Mr. Pit'
"Ten Gentlemen fro
"Soup to Nuts"
"Action in the Nor
FLORIDA OPEN GOLF CHAMP
r i "
Pvt. Louis Broward, reGent
addition to Tyndall's Medics,
leaves on furlough next week
during which time he will de-
fend his title as Florida Open
Champion at Orlando. The golf
tourney is scheduled to tak
.place on July 8, 9, and 10.
Broward hails from Jackson-
ville, Fla., where he first rose
to fame in golfing circles as
the state high school champ.
He teamed up with Dutch Harrison
last year in the National Pro-
Amateur and also qualified for
the National Open. However,
Broward's draft board refused
to grant him permission to par-
ticipate in that major tourna-
Montgo "z ry
SATURDAY, JULY 10
idge" Don "Red" Barry
LATE SHOW SATURDAY
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
SUN., MON., JULY 4 5
Jean Parker, John Archer
TUESDAY, JULY 6
t" Robert Donat, Robert Morley
WED., THURS., JULY 7-8
n West Point" George Montgomer
FRI., SAT., JULY 9-10
SATURDAY JULY 3
Richard Travis, Evelyn Brent
SUN., MON., JULY 4-5
Betty Grable, George Montgomery
TUESDAY, JULY 6
USO Camp Show
WED., THURS., JULY 7-8
th Atlantic" Humphrey Bogart
FRIDAY, JULY 9
Bobby Readick, William Gargan
FOR THIS WEEK
SUN., MON.. JULY 4-5
thru FRI., JULY 6-7-8-9
Betty Grable, George
LATE SHOW WEDNESDAY
THE TYNDML TARGET
ONE OF STRONGEST
ARMY TEAMS TO BE
Southard, Flanagan to
Share Mound Duties
In Twin Bill
One of the strongest baseball
teams at the Columbus, Ga., Army
post, the Fort Benning Rifles,
will arrive at Tyndall next Sat-
urday to engage the Tornadoes in
a twin bill.
The Fort Benning team, which is
touted as one of the best Army
teams in the south, does not
limit its roster to enlisted men
only, having several officers
sprinkled throughout its line-
Chief among the Benning bar-
wearers is Captain William Bes-
singer, who was under contract.
to the New York Giants before en-
tering the Army. The captain is
not only one of the team's most
dependable hurlers, but also
waves a potent bat. He is the
leading Rifles' slugger with a
B.A. of .429.
Another member in good standing
on the Fort Benning pitching staff
is Lt. Jack Weston. Lt. Weston
is well known to southern base--
ball fans-as a former flinger for
the New Orleans Pelicans.
Norman Southard and Johnny
Flanagan will share the double
header mound chores for the
TYNDALL OFFICERS WIN
OVER MARIANNA, 14-1
Pounding the ball to all cor-
ners of the field, the Tyndall
officers easily downed the Mari-
anna Air Base officers at Mar-.
anna last Saturday afternoon by
a 14 to I count. It was the
eighth straight win of the sea-.
son for the locals.
The attack on the Marianna
hurlers was led by the three
Tyndall outfielders. Lt. Mc-
Daniel and Lt. Edelman made four
hits apiece, while Lt. Gibson,
who rounded out the outer patrol,
connected safely three times.
Lt. Drongowski, Tyndall backstop,
contributed two home runs to the
victory, while Lt. Johnson played
outstanding defensive ball.
Lt. Joe Glasser continued to
hurl his usual steady brand of
ball as he chalked up win number
eight. He allowed seven scatter-
ed hits, but was never in serious
Here is the inner cordon of the Fort Benning Rifles baseball team, which is scheduled to meet
the Tornadoes here in a double header next week-end. From left to right, the players are:
Cpl. Carroll Gazzaro, shortstop; Cpls. Francis Whalen and James Carney, second basemen; Cpl.
James C. Smithers, shortstop; Sgt. Charles Coley, who alternates at first base and the out-
field; Lt. William C. Andrews, former Kitty League star, catcher; Cpl. Paul A. Sorrels, former
Texas Christian baseballer, third base.
The first of the two games will be played on Saturday and will begin at 3:00 P.M. Sunday's
contest will start at 2:00 P.M. Both contests will be played on the athletic fieldin the rear
of.the Post Exchange.
Major League managers are hav-
ing their troubles these days.
Some of them can't find nine
good men to put on the field at
one time. Others can't find nine
men, good, bad, or just plain
terrible. Things got so bad re-
cently that Frank Frisch, manager
of the Pittsburgh pirates, start-
ed working out at third. Frisch
hadn't played for five years and
he looked like Bernard Shaw div-
ing for a celery stalk. But two
Pittsburgh fans, geared to war-
time economy, took the tolerant
view as they say in the stands
and watched Frankie dive. 'Who's
that guy?' one of them said.
'Looks pretty good.' 'yeah, said
the other one skeptically. 'But
can he go to his right?'...It's
Cpl. Max Baer now. And it's Cpl,-
Buddy Baer, too. The two big
boys have been promoted. Max,
former world's heavyweight champ-
ion, and Buddy who fought Joe
Louis twice, are stationed at
the Sacramento (Cal.) Air Service
Command where they're teaching
AAF ground crews how to wrestle
and box...Frank Carideo, star
quarterback on Knute Rockne's
last team and backfield coach at
the State University of Iowa,
reported last Tuesday at the
Naval Aviation Training Station,
Quonset point, Rhode Island.'
Carideo already has been sworn
ipto the Navy with the rank of
Lt., j.g,...Charley Gelbert,
Cardinal shortstop in.1930 and
'31, and Johnny Rizzo, who played
the outfield for pittsburgh,
Philadelphia and Brooklyn, are
teammates now at the Norman
(Okla.) Naval Station. Recently,
their team won two out of three
from the Waco (Texas) Army Air
Field team managed by Lt. Birdie
Tebbetts who used to catch for
'Detroit....Baseball experts are
already looking for the rookie
of the year--and it's a tough
job....Last year that pesky kid
pesky of the Boston Red Sox was
generally picked as the outstand-
ing freshman, although he receive
ed plenty of competition from Tex
Hughson, Red Sox hurler, or John-
ny Beazley, Cardinal right-hander.
and World Series hero, each of
whom won 22 games....In 1941 the
rookie of the year was pistol
dpete Reiser of Brooklyn, who led
the National League in batting,
runs, hits, total bases and hot-
dogs consumed per nine-inning
game....Back in 1940, the tdp
rookie was peewee Reese, also of
Brooklyn, who showed experts more
sparkle in the shortfield than
they could find in a full case of
Larry Macphail's best press coop
champagne....This year's crop of
kisses has been kind of skimpy.
Most of the 'rookies' who tot-
tered into the big league train-
ing camps this past spring had to
tuck their long white beards into
their jerseys to take a full cut
at the ball. One of them was Al
Simmons, aged 40, and another one
was Fat Freddie Fitzsimmons, aged
41. Most talked about of the
younger rookie generation this
season is Jesse Flores, a sad
faced Mexican potato farmer, who
has won a basket of ball games
for the philadelphia Athletics.
Dick Wakefield and Joe Hoover,
both of Detroit, have been im-'
pressive to date. Over in the
National League, the prize rookie
package is a fellow named Stanky:
MEDICS, ORDNANCE IN
TIE FOR FIRST PLACE
With the present temperamental
weather playing a large Dart in
the delay, Tyndall's inter-squad-
ron softball tournament finally
reached the quarterway mark last
week. Results to date show the
Medic and Ordnance softballers
tie for first place with records
of 5 wins against no losses.
Should the much speculated upon
reorganization of squadrons take
place and break up the various
teams, the Special Service Office
plansto stage a three game series
between the Medics and Ordnance
nines and award the softball
trophy to the winner.
Fin. & Band
who plays second base for the
Cubs. Stanky, whose name rhymes
with Hanky, was voted the most
valuable minor league player last
year when he batted .343 for Mil"
waukee. If he hits .343 for
,Chicago, Manager Jimmy Wilson
will dance a polish mazurka from
Wrigley Field to the Loop..... And
that as the man said when he
finished his five cent cigar -
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SKETCH SHOWS WHY DIH-OUT IS NECESSARY
The wedding bug has definitely bit-
ten the Guardians, but definitely!
Sgt. John L. Sissom repeated the
marriage vows last Saturday at the
Panama City Baptist church, and
Pvt. Ed. Clancy took unto himself a
wife while. on furlough, the culmina-
tion of a five year romance. Our.
best-wishes to the two couples.
If this marriage rush continues
there will be no class A passes left
in the squadron.
Incidentially, the canines that
T/Sgt. R. Turner is training at school
won't be shipped to the Guardians
until "Red" completes his course..
Turner will then proceed to train the
guards on the art of handling the
canines while walking a post. We
are anxiously awaiting his return.
Cpls. John W. Mashburn and N.
Menedez are contemplating putting
on a musical comedy with original
musical scores. The plot, songs, and
jokes will be original but the pilfer-
ing of a few musty jokes from Joe
Miller's book will be excused.
And now Pfc. Steve Thomas has
Port St. Joe under control and is
trying to inviegle Pvt. Joe Perrotta
into joining his nefarious schemes.
For shame, Steve!
BANTER: We hear from reliable
sources that the love bug has struck
Cpl. R. A. and that he spends all of
his spare time at St. Andrews .
And that Lts. V. Day and Philpot
are great shakes as "boar" hunters!
. Cpl. C. Calloway, and Pvts. Hai-
vey and Ludlum are back driving a
couple of trucks from Sebring and
are going about extolling the won-
derful panoromas of Southern Flori-
da. (We told them so.)
MAN OF THE WEEK: Pfc. Clar-
ence Butcher, born in the Bayou
country of Louisiana, is our man of
the week. Clarence has the distinc-
tion of being one of the few persons
who has five brothers in the service;
four of whom are overseas. Alphonse
and Thomas are in Australia; Her-
man and Albert in Africa and Trini-
dad, and Roy in Texas. Butcher is
more than proud of his kin but the
happiest of the family is his mother
who is proud of the part that her
sons are playing in the war effort.
"Butch" used to be a bus driver back
home but is now the Guardians' sup-
ply clerk and is well liked by every-
one. Incidentally, Max Butcher, the
Pirate's pitching star, is Clarence's
Cpl. Sam Marotta.
For the past week, Pvt. F.
Wortham, better known as 'Dad,'
has been waddling around like a
duck that has hit high center.
Dad will tell you that the heat
hash doesn't hesitate to throw a
low punch. Moral: Eat your salt
tablets and stand at ease. A man
who sweats should, normally take
one salt pill per meal so the
authorities say, but the boys in
the squadron have been taking two
pills per dose in order to com-
pensate for the extra sweating
in the chow line.
The fellows enjoyed Count Doby
and his Rhythm of Swing down at
the USO Club on the 27th. The
squadron is on the ball all right
with a 94% last Saturday, but
we're sweating out that flag.
Cpl. Lupoe's bragging about the
squadron's ball club not losing a
game reminds some of the gang
that the Red Caps have taken the
squadron club twice, even if they
were listed as practice games.
-Cpl. Marvin Carter
Wife (to drunken husband): 'Dear,
le t's go to bed.'
Husband: 'Might just as well
I'll catch hell when I get home
To the many people who grumble about the present blackout regulations, the above sketch shows
why it is absolutely necessary that everyone who lives near the waterfront obediently observes
all dim-out rules.
The sketch, by B.O. Bjorklund of the Sub-Depot Engineering paint shop, shows how easy it is
to silhouette a vessel against the "skyglow" of a town or city near the water, thereby giving
the lurking enemy sub an excellent opportunity to get in a torpedo.
Bjorklund, for patriotic purposes, has turned his sketch over to the local Office of Civil-
ian Defense in the hopes that it can be effectively used in their drive to enforce existing
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nel for individual library bor-
rowing, Capt. Owen 0. Freeman,
custodian of the records, an-
nounced. They are being care-
fully sorted and filed to avoid
confusion in indexing.
There are two albums of 12 re-
cords each, consisting of such
popular tunes as Gershwin's
"Rhapsody in Blue", by Kostelan-
etz and Alec Templeton; Wagner's
"Tannhauser"; Bach's "Toccatta
and Fugue"; the various Chopin.
Nocturnes; Madame Butterfly; La
Boheme; Carmen; and many others,
featuring such favorites as Leo-
pold Stokowski's Philadelphia
Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham's
London Orchestra, Felix Weingart-
ner and the Vienna Orchestra.
Plans are being formulated to
lend the library in individual
books to anyone on the post, the
borrower being responsible for
their normal care. The Sunday
afternoon programs at the Post
Theater will be started on July
11, under the control of Warrant.
Officer Joshua Missal, leader of
the Tyndall Field Band. Mr. Mis-
.sal will act as a "Deems Taylor,"
telling a brief story of each
Two of our most popular White
Flashes, namely T/Sgts. Rowe and
Franks, have taken over the Rec
Hall. By pulling their rank on that
cute little Pfc. behind the counter
,they always manage to get the last
few cold bottles of beer. Sgts. will
'The boys of our squadron are to
be commended for the big attendance
at the Rec Hall last Saturday night.
A similar showing at a gas drill
formation would please Lt. Gold-
Best of luck to T/Sgt. Graham,
and Cpl. Thompson, who are leaving
for-a long but glorious trek that will
eventually reward them with a pair
of silver pilot's wings. Sgt. Darralh
Says he won't mind drilling, provid-
ing he doesn't have to do it alone
and not on the main street.
Sgts. Rowe and Otto nominate
Skinny Elkins as the guy who maRe,
"Betting Jack Doyle" look like i
S/Sgt. Wm. Solomon.
WAAC STATIONED HERE WAS AT PEARL
HARBOR WHEN JAPS ATTACKED
She was born in Honolulu, Ha-
waii, and she was in a Honolulu
hospital on the tragic December
7, in 1941.
Suh hr.iflv, Is thh hlstorv
of Cpl. Genevieve Rodrigues, a
member of the WAAC Detachment
Born 27 years ago the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Rodrigues,
of Windward, Oahu, T.H., Miss
Rodrigues graduated from Sacred
Hearts Academy in Honolulu in
1935, then attended the University
of Hawaii for two years, where
she majored in psychology. In
college she was active in all
sports, such as tennis, volley
ball, swimming, and horseback
riding. Her parents are of
Portugese and French descent, and
the corporal speaks Portugese "As
well as I do English," she says.
After leaving college, she
worked in the psychology section
of an institution for socially
maladjusted girls, and later at
Bellows Field, where she became
the first civilian to publish an
On the fatal December 7, Cpl.
a.drigues was in a hospital about
five miles from Pearl Harbor with
a case of undulant fever. At
7:55 in the morning, while eating
breakfast, she heard the sound of
planes, and bombs dropping all
around the hospital. nWe all
thought at firstit was the planes
from Hickman Field, maneuvering,"
says Miss Rodrigues, "We didn't
realize we had been attacked until
a bomb dropped on the lawn of the
gubernatorial mansion, close at
hand. We felt the buildings
tremble and then were told the
Japs had attacked Pearl Harbor.
By 4:30 In the afternoon, we had
been evacuated to the country."
After recuperating from her
illness, Miss Rodrigues had seen
- too much blood andpain and wound-
Sed; she felt that she, too, must
do something to help win the war.
e On the destroyed battleships sunk
3 on the morning of the seventh,
she had lost many friends, many
old acquaintances. She felt that
there must be some place in ti
war for her, too.
"So I decided to join the WAAC.
I had to wait several weeks be-
fore I could get a pass on a con-
voy, to come to the states. When
I finally arrived in San Francis-
co, I immediately went to the
WAAC recruiting office, and en-
listed. I graduated from the
WAAC Training Schoolat Des Moines
in February, and was sent to Kan-
sas City, to the Midland Radio
School. Upon graduation there I
was sent as radio operator to
Fglin Field, Florida, and thence
to Tyndall Field."
When asked regarding her hob-
bies, Cpl. Rodrigues listed wrj
ing and photography, "But ]
very amatuerish in both."
So at Tyndall Field today is a
WAAC corporal who knows .what
she's fighting for she's seen
strife and turmoil, and believes
that if she can replace a man for
active duty, she'll be doing her
share toward the ultimate Victory
which must follow. All of Tyn-
dall -Field salutes a brave and
courageous WAAC Cpl. Genevieve
Rodrigues, an attractive girl of
French-Portugese descent, patriot-
ically inclined, who's doing her
.share to win the war.
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TO THE YANKS" ',.
Saturday, C 1 3
1. The skins of how many of
these are used for making shoes-
horses, reptiles, sheep, fish,
2. In the bird kingdom, who
does most of the singing- the
male birds, or the f-T'-
3. you can think something,
but is it correct to say you un-
4. Suppose you brought home a
dozen eggs from the store and
were going to put them in the
refrigerator. Would they keep
better if you washed them before
putting them in or if you put
them in without washing them?
5. If you say a person is
,plummy, do you mean that she
is just peachyr or that she is
full of prunes?
6. Why does rinsing a white
linen article in bluing make it
look whiter instead of blue?
7. Does the Government esb-
10 POINTS EACH
70 80 Good
80 go Excellent
90 zoo Superior
sidize the American Red Cross?
8. you know the nursery rhyme
rraa, baa black sheep.* Are
there really any black sheep?
9. is a caklalk so called be-
cause the original cakewalkere
walked with cakes on their heads,
won cakes as a prize for fancy
walking or because they moved
like a dalb of doagh
10. I'm going to give you a word
and you are to make three more
words of different meanings by
adding letters to it. For ex-
ample, car: carrot, caress,
earol. The wv Is abat.
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1. All five of the
2. The males.
3. yes, it is perfectly cor-
rect. It means to change your
mind about something or to put
something out of your aml
4. If you put them in without
washing them. Washing removes
part of the protective covering
and makes the egg more subject to
5. you mean that she is just
peachy- it means that a person is
6. Because the bluing when
properly used Just counteracts.
the yellowish tinge and effects
a balanced reflection of all the
colors, thus giving the appear-
ance of white.
8. yes. A black or melanie
sheep may occur in any breed.
9. Because they won cakes as
10. Batty, batter, battery,
battle, battleax, battleship,
battleground, baton, batman,
July 3, 1943
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