Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
General Note: Title from caption.
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Copy Prepared Under Supervision of Public Relations Officer
Special Service Officer: Commanding:
Capt. Owen. O. Freeman Col. Leland S. Stranathan
Photographic Officer: Public Relations Officer:
Lt. J.A. Dickerman Lt. William B. Pratt
Editorial Staff: Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt. Saul Samiof, Cpl.
Neil Pooser, Pvt. P.H. Nickles.
Art Work: T/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter. S/Sgt. Fred H. Slade, Cpl.
Marshall Goodman. .
Photoraphy and Reprodction: In a critical 4riod during the last war, while under fire at
Photography and Reproduction: M/Sgt. W. Busby. T/Sgt. W. Cast- the front, G.A Studdert.ennedy, in a etter to his wife, had
le, S/Sgt. J. Mitchell. Sgt. F. Churchill, Sgt. Silas Upchurch he ront, G.A. Studdert.Kennedy, in a letter to his wife, had
Cpl. w. Grout, Sgt. G. Neitzert, Pvt. L. Shaw, S/Sgt. J. Mont- the following to say in the interest of their son. This letter
gomery, S/Sgt. R. Keough, Sgt. P. Terry, Sgt. J. Marsick, S/Sgt. in its entirety will appear in this column this week and next.
J. Webster, Pvt. W. Daniels, Cpl. E. Tackett, Pfc. H. Care, pvt. n
R. CWhapm C n.T ett Pfc. Cre, t. "Make him a sportsman. Encourage him to play games and al-
The Tyndall Target receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Ser- ways play the game. Teach him to despise cowardice and never
vice, war Dept., 205 E. 42nd St., N.Y.C. Credited material may not be to be afraid of anything or anyone save God. Guard him from
republished without prior permission from Camp Newspaper Service. vulgarity and snobbishness and never let him speak contempt-
uously of anyone or anything except a coward.
SCRAP NOT NEEDED "Teach him as soon as you can what his body is for, about his
powers of procreation, and about the necessity of cleanliness
Contributions to the nation's scrap drive by air- in body and mind. Teach him to tell you everything about him-
plane pilots are unwelcome. self.
"Teach him that being a gentleman means using your life to
Taxiing accidents are almost without exception the serve and help your fellow men as much as ever you can, and
result of the pilot's failure to keep a sharp look that it is dishonorable to desire only to make money and be
comfortable. If he has brains, teach him to use them to lead
around him. While poor visibility is the cause of men on to better things.
"Teach him to love and revere women. Encourage him to have
many accidents attributed to carelessness, there is plenty of girl friends, and to treat them as comrades and never
little excuse for a pilot to move until he is posi- to deceive them. Teach him that the man who deceives a woman
is a scoundrel and that he must try to live straight."
tive that no parked planes or other objects obstruct .
his course.
A pilot should never take-off, taxi, or land un- ___ _;;_;_
less he is positive that his operations will not in- SUNDAY
8:00 A-M ............... Mass WEDNESDAY
S,.... 9:00 A.M .. protestant Sun- 12:15 PM.... Protestant Wor-



terfere with the operations of any other pilot.
While taxiing accidents produce few fatalaties at
this field, they nevertheless assume vast importance
in damaged equipment, minor injury and loss of fly-
ing time.
No landing is complete until you have taxied and
parked on the line, shut off the motor and locked the
brakes and controls.
Keep your airplane out of the-scrap heap.

Three Yanks sleeping in North 'Bombs' was the laconic reply.
Africa were awakened by a tremen- 'Thank heaven,* said the third,
dous crash not far away. 'I thought we were going to have
'What was that?' said one. more rain!'
'Bombs or thunder'

s Ip -vice
5:30 P.M...............Mass
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
5:30 P.M...............MasS
5:30 P.M................Mass
7:30 P.M......Jewish Service
5:30 P.M...............Mass
7:00 P.M........Confessions
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he is
present at the Chapel)

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July 10, 1943

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'Memphis Belle' and Her
Combat Crew to Be
Exhibited Here

The "Memphis Belle," funed fly-
ing fortress, veteran of 25 bomb-
ing missions over Nazi dominated
Europe, will arrive at Tyndall
Field for a three day visit on
August 5. The "Belle" is now
touring the nation with her orig-
inal crew, making numerous public
appearances before military and
civilian audiences.
While the ship itself has re-
ceived a great deal of favor-
able press notice, the crew of
this four motored bomber has also
received recognition for their
courage and efficiency. Each
member has been awarded the Dis-
tinguished Service Cross and the
Air Medal with three Oak Leaf
Clusters, rewards for dropping
sixty tons of explosives on enemy
targets and shooting down eight
fighter planes.
The ground crew stayed behind
at the Eighth Air Force base in.
England. Its members won no med-
als, but they were as much a part
of the success of this famous
Fort as the men who took her
through the skies. It was they
who made certain that the engines
ran smoothly, that the guns and
turrets were in perfect working
This crew did more than that,
for as the."Belle" would wing her
way through enemy skies the men
on the ground would be feverishly
"sweating out" the return of
"their baby." The shin was their
sacred responsibility and the men
aboard her were closer than blood
brothers to those who stayed be-
This wasn't just a broad prob-
lem of helping to win the war.
It went closer and deeper than
that. If anything happened to
the Fortress in the heat of bat-
tle... if a gun didn't work, or
the bomb bay doors stuck, these
accidents would reflect on the
ground crew. There were no re-
flections from the start of the
first mission to the completion
of the twenty-fifth.
These men of the ground crew
were a little shy... a bit too
modest in talking about the ship
they loved so much. Maybe it's
because they felt so deeply. They
were agreed on one point, though.
The combat crew deserved the hon-
ors, but taking the "Memphis
Belle" away was a real tragedy.
No one could quite take her place.
Of course, when these fellows get
another fortress to handle, they
will feel the same way about her
after a little while. She will
become the center and focus of
their lives. They'll work to
bring her back from every mission,
just as they worked successfully
to bring the "Belle" back from
every one of hers.

Just One More Month
Left for Taking Out
GI Life Insurance

Time and tide wait for no
man and only another month re-
mains to take out National, Ser-
vice Life Insurance without go-
ing through the rigors of a
physical examination, it was
announced today by Lt. George
L. Lasker, insurance officer.
Lt. Lasker announced that the
120 day period, during which
life insurance could be taken
out without going through a
physical .exam expires at mid-
night, August 10. "Don't put,
off until tomorrow what you can
do today,"'Lt. Lasker said, as
he urged enlisted men and of-
ficers who have not yet ac-
quired insurance to see him at
his office in the Personnel
Building at once.


Pvt. Howard Daniels, 20, of
Tyndall Field's 965th Quarter-
master outfit, has an odd am-
bition in life: he wants to
make the President's bed. Yet,
considering the circumstances,
this well-bred Negro lad may
well attain that ambition, after
victory has been won.
For 16 months, Daniels, of 617
South Perry St., Dayton, Ohio,
was employed on the staff of the
White House, and as a member of
the presidential mansion's-staff
of 25, he encountered varied in-
teresting experiences as butler
and all-around handy man.
After leaving his home in 1939,
Pvt. Daniels served for four
months in the CCC, received his
honorable discharge, and, to-
gether with a group of other
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Ten per cent df the Gl's who gdi
back to school for specialized train-
tng will be released from the service
after they complete their college
courses, according to an "informed
'source" in Washington quoted by the
Associated Press.
The informant said the Army had,
agreed to release approximately 10'
per cent of the 130,000 soldier stu-
dents for jobs in hard-pressed civilian
The 13,000 to be released, it was
reported, would be students of engi-
neering, since the Army wants to
hold on to its medical trainees and
others in highly-technical categories.
The men released by the Army will
not be selected until they have com-
pleted their courses, it was said.
Most of those released probably
will be men the Army could use only
for limited service because of physi-
cal handicaps.

Philip Dorn, the movie actor,
will be at Tyndall Field on July
21 and 22. He will appear at
the Rec Hall and will visit pa-
tients in the hospital.

Lt. Col. Jack L. Randolph this
week was named as acting comnand-
ing officer during the temporary
absence of Col. Leland S. Stran-


The Tyndall Field Concert Baid'
will give its second concert of the-
U. S. 0. series on Sunday afternoon
at 5 o'clock. The program will again
be under the baton of W/O Joshua
Missal and will be presented from
the porch of the U. S. O. on the
The first concert, given a few
weeks ago, attracted many hundreds
of persons in spite of inclement
weather and this concert promises
to attract music lovers from all over
Bay County due to the extremely
fine performance given at that time..
The Tyndall Field Band is compos-
ed of men all of whom were profes-
sional musicians prior to their induc-
tion into the army. Ranging from
one man, a Juilliard School of Music
student, who was being auditioned
for entrance into Benny Goodman's
dance band, to a musician who was
supervisor of music in a Texas
town's school system, the band con-
tains men, who, through the Army
selective system, have been placed
in the assignments most useful and
suited to both them and the Armed
"The program planed is to be one
of unusual variety," Mr. Missal prom-

This Bombardier Won't
Drop Any Bombs!
He's a Bombardier-but prob-
ably he'll never drop a bomb.
He's Pfc. Gerald A. Bcmbard-
ier, a student gunner here.
The son of Philip L. Bombard-
ier, of St. Albans, Vt., pfc.
Bombardier reported here from
Roosevelt Field, Mineola, Long
Island, N.Y. where he has been
stationed since entering the
service in November of last





Photographs, Biographies
Of Leaders to Appear
In Target

Recognition for meritorious
aerial gunnery students by sel-
ecting outstanding members in
each student squadron as "Gunners
of the Week" and "Gunner of the
Class* will begin soon, Depart-
ment of Training officials an-
nounced this week.
Each week, the outstanding
student in each squadron, and the
outstanding graduating student,
will be selected. Their photo-
graphs will appear in the Target,
accompanied by their biographies.
The six "Gunners of the Week"
will be selected by the instruct-
ors, basing their choices on the
candidates' academic standing,
class attitude, range work when
scheduled, and military bearing.
The six selected will wear a
badge bearing the inscription
rGunner of the Week."
During the fifth weekof school,
the "Gunner of the Class" will be
selected from all students who
have attained the honor of "Gun-
ner of the Week." Squadron of-
ficers will select the "Gunner of
the Class."

'All By Myself'
Patrick Knowles, Evelyn Ankers

SUN., MON., JULY 11-12
'Stage Door Canteen*
All Star Cast
'Crime Doctor'
Warner Baxter, Margaret Lindsay
WED., THURS., JULY 14-15
Robert Taylor, Lloyd Rolan
'Hi tlr's Madman'
John Carradine, Patricia Morison

SUN., MON., JULY 11-12
'The Five Graves To Cairo-
Franchot fone, Anne Baxter

TUES., WED., JULY 13-14
Laurel and Hardy

THURS., FRI., JULY 15-16
'HIt Parade of 1943'
John Carroll, Susan Hayward

'The Human Comedy'
Mickey Rooney, Frank Horgan
SUN., MON.. JULY 11-12
'Captive Wild Woman'
Evelyn Ankers
'Let's Have Fun'
Bessie Gordon
George Raft


Anyone desiring to submit a pnoto for use in this section of
the Target may do so by calling at the Target office in Post
Headquarters or by telephoning any member of the staff at 2189.

Interviews and Photos

PFC. JOHAK CLARK, fapa, Pla.;
Guard Squadron: "Since I live
in Lynn Haven, it's convenient
for me to go fishing in the
bayous close to there-. I enjoy
Sunday afternoons with a motor-

boat, a

case of beer and a good

enn..; Gua'd Squadron: "Yhen a
man feels he wants genuine re-
laxation, there's nothing that
will beat drinking a cold glass
of beer with a buddy. In addi-
tion to the beer bar at the Rec
Ball, I have a lot of fun at fyn-
dall Beach."

Ohio; Chaplain's Assistant: "I
enjoy swimming in the Gulf on
Sunday afternoons, but I think I
get more real recreation from
playing table tennis than any-
thing else. Maybe it's because
it's s% ctr.oerient to play.

'00" 20-

M/SGO. kOGDROP BUSBY, Montgomery,
Alabama; :.C.O.I.C. of Reproduct-
ion: "I find more recreation in
{laying baseball with the post
team than anything else, but sec-
ond on my list would be the Pana-
ma City girls that I go with, and
dancing on the 'roof'.,,


The above snapshot is the property of the first American
jockey ever to bring home a winner in the Grand National at
Aintree, England. His name is Lt. Robert Mecklenburg, a native
of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., now at Tyndall Field in the capacity of
Assistant Personnel Officer. The lieutenant piloted 'New Moon'
across that classic's finish line in first place in 1932.
Globe-trotting Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.,
and Svens-Svennersson, President of the Icelandic Parliament,
are the chief figures in the photograph.
The snapshot was taken in July of 1941 by Lt. Mecklenburg,
who, at the time, was an enlisted man with one of the first
American units sent to Iceland. The locale of the picture is
the capital city of Reykjavik. The photo itself was snapped
shortly after the American troops, were reviewed by the dig-
Lt. Mecklenburg left Iceland in September, 1942, for England,
from which country he was transferred to Africa. He remained
on the 'Dark Continent' until mid-November when he was sent
back to the United States to attend OCS in Miami Beach.


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And when I
Ill never
A prisoner

who really favors me.

Then when I return to my gun
once more,
I can shoot that gun as I've
never shot before,
Stop! Halt] Bangl
I'll shoot you by gosh, 'Cause
I don't give a dang.
Army Times reports that 80 per
cent of the U.S. Army is not in
combat duty.


All the other departments are getting their pictures in the paper, so the Target staff here-
with presents an artist's conception of how the staff looks when hard at work. Unfortunately,
the artist caught us right at 4:30, when the daily parade of civilian girls goes past our desks
on the way to punch the time-clock in Post Headquarters. We really aren't that bad, all the time.

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Contributions for this column
should be sent to the Editors,
Tyndall Target, post Headquart-
(The following poem was writ-
,ten by a Sub-Depot girl employee
in honor of a GI in the Guard
My gun and I
We're all alone,
My gun and I
We wanna go home.

We're tired of this ramnp
We're tired of this walk,
We're tired of these lonely
nights, by gamp,
We want to be where we can

By gosh, some night about nine,
You'll see the gun that used to
My gun'll be there but I'11 be
Ilil leave my gun then I'll go

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Early every morning and late every night Tyndall Field men hear the voice of Sally O'Dair,
singing over radio station WWL in New Orleans. She begins at 5:30 A.M. and is still going
strong when she makes another radio appearance at 11 o'clock at night. Her Tyndall Field
audience wonders when she sleeps.
More than that, though, they've been wondering what she looks like. So the Target, ever

anxious to serve, obtained from
WWL the accompanying photo, plus
some facts about her likes and
The WWL publicity department
comes forth with the information
that Sally is 20 years old, five
feet one minus shoes, has deep
blue eyes, brown hair and weighs
a luscious 112 pounds.
She loves to dance-especially
the rhumba. At home, she relaxes
by listening to Kostelanetz.re-
cords or else trying new jitter-
bug steps with her sisters. Her
favorite pastimes are horse-back-
riding, watching Bette Davis
emote, and sun-bathing. She
needs, so thd WWL publicity man
says, somebody to teach her to
swim. (Private to Sally: We
have a very nice bathing beach
at Tyndall Field.)
For hobbies, she collects small
china objects, dolls and sterling
silver jewelry.
She was singing with a New
Orleans band for fraternity dane-
es when WWL invited her to audi-
tion for a commercial program.
Sally was scared to death at her
first interview-until she start-
ed to sing. Asked how she'd
like getting up at 5:30 A.M., she
was flabbergasted. The program
turned out to be "Dawn Busters. *
Sally corresponds with the
Army, Navy and Marines. In her
words they're all "simply wonder-
ful.n She has two sisters, Mar-
gie and Doris (Dotsie) with whom
she does harmony.
Besides men in uniform, Sally
likes dogs. Her favorite at the
moment is a Scotty "Hector McDan-
iels III," a pup she claims has
"a million dollars worth of per-
Sally used to knit sweaters and
such for soldiers, but hasn' t had
much time for knitting and purl-

Lt. C.W. Geldbaugh landed his
Army dive bomber here the other
day after a routine flight from
St. Louis, he was flabbergasted
to find no one occupying the rear
gunner's seat in the plane. Cpl.
Lester Kennison had been sitting
there when the bomber left St.
Cpl. Kennison, it developed
had fallen out of the plane dur-
ing a, bank 8,000 feet over Waynes-
boro, Miss., and then had para-
chuted to safety. He was unhurt
save for scratches.

CHICAGO (CNS)-"Please call my
girl and break a date for me,"
a hospitalized soldier asked a
nurse in the Air Force training
station here. "But don't tell
her I've got the measles," he
added sheepishly.

ing since she began singing at
the Fountain Lounge of the Roose-
velt at night. However, she did
get time to finish a sweater
which was awarded to the soldier
who wrote the cutest" letter on


ENGLAND (CNS) --capt. Percy
Young was showing lantern
slides of German industrial
areas to a group of bomber
crews about to take off on a
.daylight raid.
"Your target is a German in-
dustrial base,, said the cap-
tain, turning with his pointer
to what he thought would be a
large airview of the area. In-
,stead, there flashed upon the
screen a large picture of a
particularly seductive and
luscious nude. The captain was
*This,gertlemen," he said,
*is your target for-tonight,
The zero hour is 10 P.M."

'No, our sergeant never yells
through the screen door.'
'Oh, he says he's afraid it
'will strain his voice.'

why he wanted the sweater.
The WWL press agent didn't say
whether Sally knitted one for
herself, too, but we think it
would be a good idea.

NEWARK, N.J. (CNS) --Soldie'rs
have been urged to submit author-
izations for allotments of pay
before leaving the 'T-'ted States,
according to Brig. enh. H.N. Gil-
bert, director of the Office of
Dependency Benefits, here.
"Individual authorizations for
allotments of pay may be made by
radiogram from overseas, however
they must be confirmed by the
regular authorization form by
mail," said Gen. Gilbert. "Army
men are urged to submit their
authorizations before leaving to
avoid the delays incident to
transmitting and processing those
sent in from overseas."
WASHINGTON (CNS) --Vocal, tel-
egraphic and radio messages will
be carried simultaneously on a
new 2,000-mile overland cable the
Signal Corps is building to link
Alaska and the United States.

(Continued from Page 3)
Negro boys, started around the
eastern states looking for jobs.
After finding odd jobs as butler,
porter, and short-order cook, he
found employment in the Officers'
Club at Patterson Field, Ohio,
where he worked his way up to a.
job as first cook.
Soon again he started travel-
ing, bending his steps toward
Washington. Lt. Morrill hired
him, and he worked for sixteen
months in the picturesque and
historical mansion on Penn-
sylvania Avenue. He lit candles,
made beds, swept the floors,
dusted, and performed a score of
minor duties.
He likes to recall the presi-
dential devotion to Fala, the
White House terrier. "The Presi-
dent seldom let anyone else care
for the dog, said Pvt. Daniels,
"After lunch and after dinner
particularly, there was a few
minutes when he and the dog had
a- playful time. Yes, he really
loves that dog.*
Pvt. Daniels recalls a trip to
Connecticut in 1941 with the
presidential party. The occasion
was Thanksgiving, and the guests
included high officials and good
friends of the President and Mrs.
Roosevelt. Secretary of State
Cordell Hull, Secretary of the
Treasury Morgenthau, former Pres-
ident Herbert Hoover, Winston
Churchill, and many others were
present for the gala day, and pvt.
Daniels, helping serve the din-
ner, overheard the first lady say,
"We are very grateful to be here
on this Thanksgiving day. With
our morale as high as it is, we
can not lose, in anything we
Pvt. Daniels recalled a trip to
Washington by the effervescent
Churchill. It was during the
Christmas holidays in 1941 just
after Pearl Harbor had been bomb-
ed. An all-important conference
had been held, and the president
and Mr. Churchill were tal-ing a
brief moment to celebrate the
Yuletide. Around the Christmas
tree, with the Roosevelt family,
sat Churchill, perhaps one of the
greatest men of our time, toying.
playfully with the famous White
House pup. Churchill liked Fala,
and Fala, friendly with everyone,
was particularly attracted to the
stout leader of the British
Recently, after sending a small
appreciation: gift to the Presi-
dent, Pvt. Daniels received a
brief note from a presidential
military aide. "Mv Dear Private
Daniels, started the letter.
"Thank you, in the President's
behalf, for your letter. He is
always glad to hear from those in
the armed services, and wants you
to know that your friendly
thought of him is appreciated."
The letter was signed by Major
General Edwin M. Watson, Secre-
tary to the President.
After the war, Pvt. Daniels
wants to return to the White
House in the same capacity he
was in when he entered the Army
last September.

July 10, 1943

P aer 5

"Certainly I said I could go for any guy in a uniform,
but this is ridiculous!"

"I see Draper is in a sentimental mood again."

"Can I have a lower number- I'd like to impress my friends?

An Irishman with the British
expeditionary forces was telling
his friend of the narrow escape
at Dunkerque.
'The bullet went in me chisi
and cane out me back,' said Pat.
'But,' answered his friend, 'it
would go through your heart and
kill you.'
'Me heart was in me mouth at
the time,' cane the quick reply.
There was the cute little moron
who asked to be transferred to
the city because she heard the
country was at war.

Judge Brown was reproving
bluejacket fordeserting his wife.
'Wife desertion is something I
must deal with severely,' said
the judge. 'I feel very strongly
on this subject.'
'But, Judge,' expostulated the
offender, 'you don' t know that
woman. I ain't no deserter--I'm
a refugee.
Capt: 'It gives me great pleasure
to give you these two stripes.
Pfc: 'Then give me three ano
tickle the hell out of yourself...

N E W S_^_^_______>


Squadron E
Hooray, the squadron orderly room
has been finally gifted with a radio!
A super floor model Motorola that
really can't be beat. Too bad it
doesn't work!
A/C "Porky the Pig" Blaker sure
has been taking a verbal beating
from his buddies. He must have had
"propaganda" on his mind Sunday
morning. It seems that "Porky" is
good with verbal jive himself which
can be -proved by his obtaining a
medical excuse from P. T. because
of a scratched knee. Keep it up
boy, and you'll probably get a dis-
A/C Haman was definitely sur-
prised when his date with "Miss
Panama City" (so he says) was
broken up by the arrival of the "true
love" from home P. X. damsels
are accusing A/C Ditcher of putting
"love drops" on the candy he gives
them A/C Dewicki had barracks
446 in an uproar Sunday night by
saying the invasion of Europe had
started. All the "Kaydets" heard
was static or was it Polish? The
cadet Adjutant A/C Aurnsburger is
becoming quite an "eager beaver"
blowing reveille at 4:30 a. m. Could
it be that somebody changed his
alarm clock? The Cadet "Gallop
poll" has given A/C Cochrill tne
popular name of "Rip Van Winkle."
.... Quote, "Why don't you write
Donley," sobs a young miss from
Helena, Arkansas. From what
we hear A/C Jager's heart definitely
beats for a "sweet young thing"
from New York Miss Murphy
proudly wears a "sparkler" on her
left hand. Good deal man!
A/C Hague is on the verge of
setting up a "pup tent" in front of
his "WAAC throbs' barracks." .
Lt. Roberts is fascinated by A/C
Lambert's mustache. Could it be
a supressed desire to have one, too?
The skeet range has proven
beneficial to A/C Bernstein when the
calisthenics' whistle blows Some-
me tell A/C Dizmore who punched
the hole in the wall-the suspense is
killing him! "Three more de-
merits for not saulting," moans A/C
Harnish How many tours will
that add up too, Mike? The
much used second story "short
cut" is now giggable; all because of
a certain "Louie." Your eyes
Would have bulged just as mine did
when I saw A/C Doran taking some
sixteen year olds' on tour of the
field. What is this world coming
to, anyway? ... It has dropped from
dollars to pennies in Anderson's
room. If Alley and Brandstra keep
up at the rate they are going, they'll
be a "Culbertson- Twosome" at play-
ing cards Here's one for the
books-A/C George Hyde was in the
hospital recently due to over-exer-
tion on the obstacle course .
'Lawyer" Joanis does his cross coun-
try work chasing ambulances; while
his "lawyer" roommate is strictly a
"WAAC chaser." How long will
it be before platoon Sergeant Kin-
rich puts his boys in a brace?
Sergeant Kiendal received nine let-
ters the other day which qualifies
him as a good standing member of
the Lonely Hearts Club.. Sergeant
Kraumer is so versatile as an In-
structor, that his efforts are extend-
ed to teaching "frogology" in the
barracks during the wee hours of
the morning What is the matter
Majeska, don't they have any Bur
ma Shave signs in Brooklyn? .
The "gunner of the week" is going

Squadron F
This squadron has the distinction
of having residents of 46 different
states among its members. From
coast to coast and border to border'
eager young American youths have.
come to Tyndall Field and we can
well be proud of the fact that we arg
rightfully the all-American squad--
We acknowledge receipt of the
notice in Squadron E's column per-
taining to the character of our men.
However, we always did hold to thl
slogan that "people should never crit-
icize others unless their own house
is in order; and "gentlemen" of
Squadron E, your place is in pretty
bad shape.
Lieut. Wetsel has been "sweating,
out" the recent inventory of his sup-
plies, but everything seems to have
turned out all right. The lieutenant
must miss his daily P. T. classes, f6r
he personally takes charge of this
squadron each day for its daily doz-
We've heard a lot of pros and cons
about what would happen when an
irresistable force meets an immov-
able object. Cpl. Ray Delaney en-
deavored to prove this theorem one
Way or another the other night with
the result that the immovable ob-
ject received quite a bump on the
head. The patient was last seen
"sweating it out."
Barracks 406 won the inspection
last week, but frankly fellows, it
Wasn't a good inspection. We know
that there are too many fellows do-
ing the work of somebody else. With
eight, and sometimes ten, men in a
room it shouldn't take long to get
the place in order, providing every-
body does his share. After all, men,
we should all take personal pride in
our own bed and surroundings be-
cause we have to live there. If there
is dust in the room, and dirt on the
floor we have to breathe it and get
it on our bodies. We know we haven't
much material to work with, but it's
more than recent squadrons have
had, and our last class won two first
places out of six inspections, and had:
several seconds. Let's get on the
ball, fellows! Remember that clean-
liness is next to Godliness.
-Cpl. A. F.,LaChance.

to be the "gonner of the week" if he
doesn't send his wife back home .
Initials are W. R .. Johnnie Doyle
is the proud possessor of the prettiest
teeth money can buy Like the
stars they come out overnight .
The boys in Ken Anholt's barracks
vouch they will take up a collection
so he can buy his girl a graduation
gift. Then he won't need Agnes'
address Miller Todd is no longer
a man since Sergeant Kayer pulled
that last hair he had on his chest
"Mortimer Sianas," the class for-
tune teller, has predicted a safe and
happy future for all his classmates
In addition he will prophesy who
will be ,the "lucky gunner", for the
week for a small fee. Just be
cause Paul Tilitz is in love, is n
excuse for his singing "After Star
Gazing" when the lights are out.
If anyone sees a bright glean
when the boys are marching along
it is just the shine on the shoes o:
"bucking" Sergeant Spinney .
We swear if Magnus McHargue con
tinues to brush his hair with a brush
he'll have to add a little of "John
son's Glo-Coat." .Melvin MishWl
ly's "zoot suit" is worth noting. I
-stands out like a sore thumb!

Squadron D
Tojo's jinx is at it again. Sgt. Sol
Haber was giving the boys a hand-
on the landscaping detail (by stand.
ing in the orderly room), when the.
rain hit last Sunday afternoon and':
a lightning bolt struck nearby. It
arched from the telephone on Lt.
Cleary's desk over to Sgt. Haber,
who was standing in front of the
fiist sergeant's desk. Just scared
him a bit, that's all. Nothing the
Quartermasters' can't take care of
on laundry .day.
Sgt. Gene Griffin is running
around foaming these days. He's ex-
pecting an heir, and most unfortun-
ately, he thinks, have to tell the lit-
tle one when it grows up, that
Gene's forefathers were originally,
Yankees who came down South after.
the little war, carrying cloth satch-I
els. Know what we mean? Tough,
luck, Gene!
Squadron "D" tried three ways,
for the first place in last week's in-
spection. But we'll bet no man on
this post had on shoes like S/Sgt.'
Slaughter, a student. The inspecting,
(Continued on Page 14.)

Skunk Hollow
Well Here we are again. Stu-
dents come and students go but the
permanent party stays on. But
soon there'll be a change, we hope,
and so does Sgt. Carter. He hopes
that in the near future he'll be a
gunner on an A-20-A or- something
of the like. Here is hoping that
you get it if you want it.
I'm hoping to leave for cadets in
the near future. Ah, me!
I understand that Carter has his
meals all planned-Nazi for break-
fast, Jap for dinner, and a.combina-.
tion of the two for supper. It sounds
good, doesn't it. Yep, Dead Eye
George from Tyndall.
Sgt. S. Milazzo went under the
rope and done grabbed hisself a
woman; yep, one came from way up
noith and got himself married.
We understand that S/Sgt. Welch
has a new name. I believe that they
call him "Monk" or something like
that. What is it for, Baldy?
S/Sgt. Paul D., our sgt. of the
guard, just got back from Georgia,
and he came back all smiles. What
is it? Just a good town that you
went to?
S/Sgt. "Olds-Blitz Wagon Joe"
has decided to sell his little car and
start using the good ole ankle ex-
press. He finds that it is safer and
at least he gets to where he is go-






Six more weeks have passed and
another class of gunners is ready f6r
combat against the Axis. In spite of
rain and inclement weather which
-caused a two-day layover, 43-2-7
"sweated it out." So long, fellows,
and best of luck always.
A hearty welcome to the boys who
survived their stay at Skunk Hol-:
low. It means six long weeks of
exams, policing up and night classes
but with a bit of determination we
feel sure you have what It takes toP
get through.
The squadron feels the loss of Lt.

Kadet Kapers

Aviation cadet navigators front
Selman Field, Monroe, La., began.
work Monday, July 5, as class 43-33,
These cadets, who already have been.
graduated from pre-flight school, will
return to Selman Field for advanced
navigation upon successful complex*
Eion of the gunnery course here,
Now members of squadron B, the-
new gunnery students represent half
of class 43-15 at Selman Field. Rest
of the boys are at Fort Myers, Fla.,
for the same purpose.
From all walks of life, most of the-
new class were in civilian life sLC
months ago. Included in their num-
ber are chemists, teachers, reporters,
musicians, salesmen, engineers, stu-
dents, world-travelers and even a
daredevil motorcycle rider. Less than
10 in the entire squadron are re-
classified pilots.
Richard Morse, former pre-flight
wing commander, has been named
squadorn commander. George Nix-
.en, former group commander, is sec-
Ond in command.
Flight lieutenants, all former pre-
flight officers, are James McCutch-
eon, John Reardon, Mahlon Steiner
and Comer B. Thompson. Albert V.
Rome, former group supply officer, is
supply sergeant: Edwin W. Switzer,
Jr., former first sergeant fromZ
squadron L, pre-flight, is first ser-
A/C Karl Neely already is a much-
traveled person. He says he has
been, in all the 48 states except
Washington Walter McLaughlin
may someday be part of a "brother
aerial act." His brother pilots a
Flying Fortress based in England
And Warren Nix could be part
of a brother team, too. His brother'
pilots student navigators at Selmar
Field ...
Dick Morse, squadron B's clarion-
voiced cadet commander, got that
way, they say, from ordering double
gin fizzes in Boston bars "Sh
isn't my girl," says Joe Schwartz,
"just necks best." "I call her
that'ss her nickname.
Bunch of the boys were talking
about the trip from Monroe to Tyn-
dall Field-'a 30-hour trek in cars
that looked like the inventors orig-
'inal model. "Well, I wouldn't say
'exactly that our car was old," saio
one cadet, "but a ghostlike negro
kept walking up and down the aisle
all night saying 'hyuhs yoh brown
wrappin papuh, Mistuh Lincoln, bet-
ter get dat Gettysburg address writ-
ten right quick."

James Bailey, who was recently
transferred from this squadron and
put in charge of Jam Hand and
academic subjects. Congreatulations,
Lt., we feel quite sure that you will
prove your worth.
Take notes of the new fence and
squadron insignia now decorating
the orderly room. It's due to the ef-
forts of 1st Sgt. Nelson and a swell
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! He finally got
back. After a 35-day furlough, Sgt.
Hibbard, "how does it feel to bx
In closing, allow me to say fate-
well to a swell group of fellows.
"Misters," It was an honor to have
you and ret'a see a pair of Navigators
Wings alongside those others in a
few weeks.
-Sgt. Lee Kerr.-

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July 10, 1943




Sergeant COFOF.TH'fY CHEtJDWETH, clerk,
St i cers' Personnel...comes f r rm
Abilene, Texas....Was- chief clerk
for construction comparny.... attended
college fir three years. in Texas.....
train at Army Adminis trat ion
.:hl, ,C.:.nwa y, Art .....was acting
tirst =ser-ea t t Fi tth W'AAC Trnin-
ing C-enter. arrmp Puston, La.



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Auxiliary First Class EUNICE CEAP-
LEY, Statistical clerk....22 years
old and single....home in Wampa,
Idaho....court house stenographer
there.... came here after five weeks
basic training at Camp Ruston.

Auxiliary tJ,)FMA GAPLAJA D, Iile
-lerk, L.ine Maintenance ''ftice....

a tt en.aed hi h .c, o:l an d business
college .... years old.... single...
t rained tIo', r weeks at Fort Des
M:inres, Iow .... Stenographer before
en r:.lling in WAAC.

Auxiliary LEE BELZEP, dispatcher,
Post Operations....typist and tele-
phone operator before enlisting....
home: Chicago....high school and
business college education....21 ....
single....trained five weeks at Des
Moines and later at Army Administra-
tion School, Conway, Ark.


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Corporal SABINA MAZUPEK, Post Op-
erations clerk....came from Aurera,
Ill....single....an office clerk in
civilian life....high school and
business college education....hac
five :weeks basic training

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Sergeant DOPDTHY SAPA, Message
Center....23 years old....single....
from Jersey City .. as a group
leader in a bomtb-ight plant before
enrolling in WAAC. .... trained at Des
Moines, Fort Oglethorpe and -Camp

Corporal V'.'.'TIA GLENEZEP, tele-
phone opera to.r Post Signal Of tice
....22 years old....single....wa
telephone operr tor in civilian life
.... comes trom PFa-ine, Wis.


Corporal HELEN CONTEY, (right)
target scorer....23 years old....
single... home: New York city....
radio assembler in civilian life....
trained at Fort Oglethorpe.
Auxiliary TERRY ZANKOj (left) tar-
get scorer....home: Indianapolis,
Ind....married (husband is in Navy)
... in civilian life was a radio
assembler....2i years old....trained
five weeks at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

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years and during that time he
has sometimes been a sergeant
and sometimes a private. Right
now he is a corporal. The
things that happen to Harpold
can happen to anyone. He was
a civilian ground crew man for
the Flying Tigers in China a
little while ago. He knows
his guns thoroughly. He has
even been a gunnery instruct-

It would be possible for a
gold-brick gunner to have his

June 29--It is almost 11 o'-
clock and dusk is falling. The
armor room is alean-to against
the repair hangar. There on
the racks are the rows of .50-

caliber machine guns, oiled
and cleaned, lying side by
side. When the mission is
completed and the ships come
back the gunners dismount their
guns and bring them in.
There they clean them careful-
ly and after that the armament

men cover them with oil to
keep them from rusting. The
combination of cold of the al-
titude and heat from firing
and of moisture makes the guns
rust very quickly. Here they
lie in oil until a new mission
is alerted.
Corporal Harpold of Dallas
is the armament man. He has
been in the Army for nine

work done by the ground men
except that they aren't gold-
brick gunners for very long.
If your life and the life of
your ship depend on those long
steel snouts, you are likely
to want to see that they are
all right yourself.

The men bring their oily
guns to the work benches. They
strip them completely and then
with clean cloths they go over
every part, rubbing and rub-
bing with new cloths until the
cloth shows no sign of oil. It
takes a long time. There is
no way of doing it quickly.
Every part of breech and re-
coil action must be dry and

The gunners of the Mary Ruth
come into the gun room, for
now they have a very delicate
operation to perform. They
must wipe every bit of oil
from their guns. Where they
will be flying tomorrow at
30,000 feet the temperature
will be at 40 degrees below
zero. If any oil is left on
the moving parts of the mach-
ine guns it will freeze at
that temperature, the gun will
jam and then the "man with the
red beard" will get in close

enough to make his kill and
you and your crew will find
yourselves in a prison camp,
if you're lucky.

Sgt. Brown, the tail gunner,
has had his gun jam on the
last two missions and he is
worried. He has worked over
them for hours. He has taken
them out on the testing range
to fire them and they have
worked beautifully. Yet they
jammed in the air. This is
a mysterious thing. He says:
"If they jam again tomorrow
I'm going to put in for new

There are magic in the air.
You get as near as you can to
causes with your senses and
after that there are things
that happen which you can't
get near to and yet they hap-
pen. You must accept them be-
cause they affect your life
and the probability of its
continuing. These are things
which cause what might stupid-
ly be called superstition.
Take Bomb Boogie, for instance.

She is a good ship but she
never gets to a target. And
every bit of mechanical skill
available has been expended on

her. They have even changed
her engines.
The care of the guns is slow
and tender, almost motherly.
The parts are held up to the
light and inspected and pol-
ished again. Grooves and
slides are rubbed over and
over. When the gun is reas-

John Steinbeck, the author of 'The Grapes of Wrath,' 'Of
Mice and Men,' 'Tortilla Flat' and other best sellers, is
now a newspaper war correspondent, and this article, writ-
ten at an American bomber base 'Somewhere in England,'is
one of his dispatches.


P> 1A

sembled, the gunners work the
slides by hand, over and over.
The Mary Ruth has two flexible
guns in the nose. The top
turret man has two. The tail
gunner has two. The waist
gunners have one each, and
the ball turret, in the belly,
has two. The Mary Ruth brist-

les with guns and when they
are all working they can throw
a lot of fire.

Now the guns are ready. The
gunners wrap the working parts
very carefully in clean, dry
cloths to keep out any pos-
sible moisture. They place
them carefully back on their
racks. Brown holds up a
bleeding finger. "For a week
I had whole hands," he says,
"and that's the only time
they've been uncut since I en-
listed. I've been wounded so
much, handling these guns, I'm
going to put in for the Purple



QM Quartet Scores 26-18
Victory Over 69th's

An unusually large audience was
on hand last Monday evening at
the Rec Hall to witness the sec-
ond edition of the Special Ser-
vices' "Information Tease."
With bottles of ice cold beer
at stake, the Quartermaster quar-
tet of experts let very few ques-
tions go by without answers to
win a 26-18 victory over the 69th
mental wizards.
Pvt. Jack Sperry of the 69th
took top honors but his efforts
were not enough to "bring home
the beer" for his team. Other
members of the 69th quartet were
T/Sgt. James Mangum, S/Sgt. John
Mitchell and Pfc. Irving Stahin-
Representing' the Quartermasters
were Sgt. John MacBeth, Cpls.
Samuel Ackerman and Primo Leon-
ardi and Pfc. Paul Zall.
The next "Information Tease"
will be held Tuesday at 8:00 P.M.
Tyndall's Waacs will match wits
with quiz kids from the band in
this third informational session.
The innovation of awarding beer
to members of the audience who
supply the correct answer when
the contestants fail, will be

Bombs Blast Leghorn

Army Air Forces bombers have raided many points in lialy since
the fall of the Italian Islands in the Mediterranean including Leghorn
more than 200 miles northwest of Rome. Here a stick of 500 pound
bombs is laid on an oil refinery in the Italian port. Leghorn was raided
several times during the last week in June.


Impromptu Program Scores
A Hit With Audience
At Post Theater

"The show mist go onl was the
hue and cry raised by Tyndall's
own dramatic group when word was
received at 4 P.M. on Tuesday
that the bus carrying the USO
Camp Show company had broken down
some fifty miles from here.
Capt. Freeman, Special Service
Officer, immediately contacted
his veteran showmen and the Tyn-
dall Field band. By 6 P.M. the
band and six performers repre-
senting the cream of Tyndall's
entertainment talent had gathered
at the Post Theater and hurriedly
began rehearsing skits.
A thorough canvassing of those
present at this imprn-mtu perfor-
mance agreed that it was one of
the best that has ever been stag-
ed on this field. Having already
put on one show, the Tyndall
"stock company- was all set to go
through with the second showing
when the 'Soup To Nuts" perfor-
mers finally arrived and took
over the stage.
Applause and bouquets for a
masterful exhibition of "pinch
hitting" behind the footlights
must be shared by the men In the
band, Miss Joy Owen, Sgts. Paquin
add Reinitz, S/Sgt. Dwight Boll-
eau, Pfc. Wolfkill (of Squadron
"E") and W/O Joshua Missal.




July 10, 1943


Pape 11





Local Outfit Is
In Tournament



Tyndall's veteran skeet team,
undefeated in tournament competi-
tion, will defend its crown at
the annual Southeast Championship
skeet shoot to be held at Jack-
sonville, Fla., on July 17 and
More than 100 entries will par-
ticipate in the shoot, with Army
and Navy teams in the majority.
Interest in the match will center
around the 5-man team event, in
which some of the nation's finest
marksmen will compete as members
of either Army, Navy or Marine
The Tyndall team has been
shooting together for more than
a year and are favorites to re-
tain the title. The quintet has
turned in several remarkably high
scores in practice sessions dur-
ing the past few days. In one
practice round the team scored
990x1000 targets for an average
of 99x100 for each man.
While the main event at the
Jacksonville shoot will be the
5-man 12 gauge competition, there
will also be individual events
in 410 gauge, 20 gauge and 12
gauge shooting.
Heading the Tyndall skeetsmen
are Capts. Graydon Hubbard and
Henry B. Joy, each of whom have
held 4 National Championship
titles and both were members of
the All-American team.
The other three members of the
Tyndall team, S/Sgts. McClung,
Henderson and Williams, are for-
mer nationally known shooters
and are considered the finest
skeet instructors in the country.


Although giving their poorest
exhibition of the season, the Tyn-
dall officers chalked up their
seventh straight win in the Panama
City League last Friday night, de-
feating the Wainwright Yard aggre-
gation, 7-5, at Pelican Park.
The officers booted the ball all
over the field, and handed their
opponents four unearned runs. How-
ever, Wainwright proved just as
generouss" making many costly
miscues. With the score tied in
the last half of the sixth inning,
the officers staged a batting
spree to send four runs across the
plate and ice the decision.
Lt. Joe Glasser was again on the
mound for the winners, and turned
in his usual steady performance.
Lts. McDaniels and Bailey were the
batting stars with two singles
apiece. The officers were sched-
uled to play at Eglin Field last
unday, but the game was postponed.

Ar least 111 Gennan and Italian
generals have been captured by
American and British forces since
the beginning of the war.


Left to right: Captain Graydon D. Hubbard, Director of Ground Ranges; S/Sgts. C.J. McClung,
R.G. Henderson and Ed Williams, Skeet Instructors; and Captain Henry B. Joy, Skeet Range

Officers' Tennis Tourney Planned
All officers interested in participating in a tennis tournament
are asked to turn their names in to Lt. James Georgeson at BOQ
508 as soon as possible. Present plans call for the tourney to
begin July 18.



The Medic and Ordnance soft-
ball teams, tied for top honors
in the first half of the inter-
squadron tournament, are sched-
uled to meet in a best out of
threes play-off Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, if a third game is
Lt. Stanley Drongowski, post
athletic officer, announced that
the first game will be played
on the Medics' diamond Friday
afternoon, with the second game
taking place on the Ordnance
field on Saturday. Should a
third game be necessary, it will
be played off as the first game
of a double-header on Sunday.
The nightcap will be a contest
between the Tornadoes and either
the local Coast Guard or Naval

Senkinc c
Maxwell p
Solon 3b
Yuhas rc
Orange lb
Negich ss
McDermott 2b
Kulikowski If
Wozniak cf
Mazur rf
(The Ordnance

S. Knepper
D. Knepper
team will be

handicapped by the loss of Pfc.
George Tarr, who suffered an arm
fracture in a game several weeks

FT. DIX, N.J. (CNS) --Pvt.
Lloyd Baxter, former ice skating
star, wondered what the Army
would give him to do. He didn't
have to wonder long. The day
after he was inducted he was put
to work cleaning out an ice box.

Tyndall's Red Caps went down
to Port St. Joe last Monday and
brought back a 4-1 victory over
the St. Joe team. It was the Red
Caps' second win in three con-
tests with that squad.
Jenkins hurled two-hit ball for
the Tyndall men and struck out
five enemy batters. Shortstop
Harrison was the leading Red Cap
slugger, getting two hits In four
trips to the plate.
Tomorrow the Tyndall team is
scheduled to meet the Napier
Field Aviation nine here at 2:00
P.M. Napier has lost two of the
three previously played games
with the Red Caps.
Monday's box score:
Harrison, as 4 2 2
Mayo, If 4 1 1
Blackmon, 3b 4 0 1
Dawkins, c 4 0 1
White, cf 3 0 0
English, rf 3 0 1
Davis, if 3 0 0
Rhode, 2b 3 0 1
Jenkins, p 3 1 1
Totals 31 4 8
cHNair, If 3 0 0
Tart, p 3 0 0
James, as 3 0 0
Peters', c 3 0 1
Moody, 3b 3 0 0
Lee, of 2 0 0
Patten, Ib 2 1 1
Davis, 2b 2 0 0
Simms, rf 2, 0 0
Totals 23 1 2
Two base hits: Blackmon 1, Daw-
kins 1. Stolen base: English 1.
Winning pitcher: Jenkins. Los-
ing pitcher: Taft. Left on base:
Tyndall Field 5, port St. Joe 2.
Base on balls: Jenkins 1, Taft 2.
Strikeouts: Jenkins 5, Taft 1.
Umpires: Jones and Marshmond.
Time: 1:40.
TTNDALL FIELD 1 00 0 2 0 4
PORT ST. JOE 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Many of Tyndall's top-flight
golfers, including Si Moye apd
Louis Broward, are expected to
enter the golf tournament to be
held at the Lynn Haven Country
Club on Sunday, July 11.


Last year's champion keglers,
the Quartermasters, came into
their own on Monday when, by vir-
tue of a three game win over the
White Flashes coupled with a triple
loss by the Gunnermakers, they
took undisputed possession of
first place in the field's GI
kegling tournanant.
The GM quintet had held some
sort of grip on the top slot ever
since the beginning of league comn-
petition, but on Tuesday they
dropped out of their first place
tie with the QM bowlers when they
lost three straight to a fighting
Bluebird combine. Both the Blue-
birds and the GM's were repre-
sented by three-man teams.
Meanwhile, the hitherto fourth
place Medics made merry of the
situation and took two games from
the strong Zebra pin men to climb
into second place.
Despite the valiant efforts of
Aurigemma, whose three game total
reached 598, the Ordnance bowlers
lost two to the Rugged 69th there-
by keeping the latter in a chal-
lenging position for one of the
top three spots.
The Redbird and Cloudhopper
teams strengthened their respect-
ive positions by each winning
three games on forfeits.
(As of Thursday, July 8)
New York........... 39 30 .565
Detroit............ 36 32 .529
Chicago........... 35 32 .522
Washington......... 37 36 .507
Cleveland.......... 34 35 .493
Boston............ 34 36 .486
St. Louis.......... 32 36 .471
Philadelphia....... 32 42 .432

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Have you noticed that Frankie
.Crosetti is back in the Yankee
lineup as regular shortstop?
George Stirnweiss, who started
the season at short for the
Yanks, stole something:like 75
jases for Newark in the Inter-
national league last season, but
learned rapidly that you first
have to get on base to steal in
the American loop, and his dif-
ficulty was in reaching the
starting point-first base.
The National Professional Foot-
ball League recently adopted a
40-game schedule for 1943. The
league awarded Ted Collins, radio
commentator and manager of Kate
Smith, the Boston franchise but
will not have the Beantown team
as an active participant until
There is a time-old saying that
the teams leading the major
leagues after the July 4 double-
.eaders will be the pennant win-
Aers when the curtain falls in
September. Right now, the New
York Yankees are pacing the Am-
erican League race with the St.
Louis Cardinals holding top berth
in-the National League. Fans
throughout the nation would be
pleased, no doubt, to see the
Washington Senators beat out the
New Yorkers to gain a place in
the autumn classic, and this
could happen at the rate the Nats
are now going. In Flatbush, the
Dodgers are still the most pop-
ular team in the National League
but fans in other parts of the
country think pretty well of the
Sgt. Joe Louis, world heavy-
weight boxing champion, recently
revealed that he has asked for a
transfer from a cavalry unit at
at Fort Riley, Kas., to the Mil-
itary Police Training School at
ort Custer. He said he request-
ed the transfer because he
thought his pugilistic ability
would be of more value in the
MP's than it would be in the
cavalry. No doubt about it.
Chuck Dressen has been rehired
as the Brooklyn Dodger coach.
The Chicago Cubs 'James Boys,
Manager Jimmy Wilson and General
Manager Jimmy Gallagher, today
are sitting in a precarious pos-.
ition. With their club submerged
in seventh place, 14 games off
the league-leading Cards, the

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Two former pro-ball hurlers who will take the mound for the Fort Benning Rifles in their games
against the Tyndall Tornadoes here today and tomorrow are pictured above. Left: Lt. Jack
Weston, hurler for the New Orleans Pelicans in pre-War days, and now one of the mainstays of
the Rifles' pitching staff. Right: Captain William Bessinger, once the property of the New
York Giants, is now doing triple duty for Fort Benning. The Captain is regimental mess officer
in the Third Student Training Regiment of the Infantry School Service Command, mows down oppo-.
sition from the mound for the Fort Benning Rifles and wields a mean bat for the same team. In
fact. he is the Rifles' leading hitter with an average of .429.

The Tyndall Tornadoes will roar
back into action today after a
two week lull, against one of the
strongest Army teams in the South,
the Fort Benning Rifles.
Two games are scheduled between
the teams; one this afternoon at

Windy. City fans are making it
known that they don't want the
*James Boys' around. Wilson has
been content to sit in the dugout
after having been roundly booed
off the coaching lines. owner
Phil Wrigley has no comment.
A championship match between
the lightweight titleholder, Bob.
Montgomery, and Samny Angott may
be staged next month. That will
be a battle worth seeing.

3:00 P.M. and the other tomorrow
at 2:00 P.M. Both contests will
be played on the athletic field
in the rear of the Post Exchange.
Southard, Flanagan and Donoway
will be held in readiness as
starting fingers for the Torna-
does, with Davis standing by for
relief roles. Donoway is a new
addition to the yndall team and
his presence should ease te
pitching burden which Southard
and Flanagan have had to carry.
Another newcomer to the Torna-
does is Bobby Costigancf Finance,
who will probably make an appear-
ance at first base in one of the
two games. Costigan hails from
Trenton, N.J., where he played
high-school and industrial league
ball. In the absence of pnderson,
the third base assignment will be
handled by either Tarr or Davis.
The Fort Benning team, which

boasts an infield composed mostly
of former-minor league players,
will start Capt. William Bessing-
er or Lt. Jack Weston on the
Sgt. Donald (Duck) Shaw of the
Cloudhoppers will again be call-
ing balls and strikes from behind
the plate. Shaw, who has volun-
teered his services regularly for
Tornado games, has been umpiring
for more than 15 years.
The Marianna Air Base nine will
be the Tyndall Team's opponents
here next Saturday. The two
teams stand even at one victory
each thus far this season. The
Tornados' record to date is 15
games won against 8 losses.
'Did you have a good weekend?'
'I went fishing with my girl?'
'Did you catch anything?'
"I hope not.'

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officer even went so far as to com-
ment. "I've never seen a job like
these." Neither have we, and they
are certainly something to brag
Sgt. Blanchard came out of the
hospital this last week, and he, too,
pitched right in helping the men on
the landscaping. Seems Blanchard
is a pro from civilian days, where
he attended Forestry College of
Syracuse U.
Sgt. Marx won't challenge our
Adjutant to wrestling anymore! or
will you. Leon? When you grow
some new skin, come around and
try someone in your own class, such
as Sgt. Kaplan.
What's the dirt coming up under
the First Sergeant's lip? It can't
be from the landscaping detail.
Our commanding officer, Lt.
Cleary. walked in to the cash and
carry laundry recently, in proper
uniform, wearing a gun, pith hel-
met, and carrying himself like an
officer and a gentleman. Yet the
clerk wouldn't take the Lt.'s laun-
dry until he was assured that it
was coming from a "Staff Sgt." or
better, as per regulations! Did you
chew it out, Sir? ? ?


There seems to be a certain leth-
argy in the squadron. Is it due to
the heat or to furlough time? Most
of the boys on furlough had a long
trek up north but are no doubt hav-
ing a good time and maybe contem-
plating marriage, as most of the
Guardians do while on furlough.
Most of the Rec Hall fiends are
wholeheartedly in favor of "Infor-
mation Tease." especially the part
about awarding a bottle of beer to
members of the audience answering
questions correctly.
We still wonder what some of
those boys in our squadron (two
staffs) did with their fancy Gabar-
dine suits. The suits seemed to have
done a fast disappearing job. And
there seems to be an upswing in
foot trouble ever since the edict on
low quarters came out. Many a heart
was broken when they had to wear
heavy G. I. Brogans.
Our new tennis court is coming
along nicely and we can benefit from
it in a few days. Most of the credit
goes on to our Sqdn. Adjutant, Lt.
Eugene Bonk, who is responsible for
the rapid development of the court.
seems to be a shortage of tidbits.
Can it be that the boys in the news
are hiding out?
Pvt. A. Snyder is continuously
talking about the Zoot Suit that he
left behind him, and Pvt. A. Schnei-
der's topic of conversation is Waacs.
S,Sgt. W. Cartwright seems to be
making a bid for membership in the
Two-a-Month Club. A sight for sore
eyes: Pfc. Diaz walking a tour oi
guard around the Guardhouse. Sas"
so's "Blue Room" is acquiring a new
type of clientele and Pvt. J. Flasick
seems to be self-appointed Maitre De
Clancey, the Irish Kid from New
York, is our man of the week. Ed
was recently married while on fur
lough and is planning on bringing1
his wife down to P. C. Pvt. Clance,
was expert bartender at Long Islani
Casino for several years and there
met most of the top notch bands o
the day. Incidentally the Irish la,
w:. born in Ireland and has been
cit Ten of the U. S. just a fe,
mo..ths, having received his final
naturalization papers recently a
-Cpl. Sam Marotta.

Rugged ? 69th
M/Sgt. Boutwell's now famous
bantam rooster was officially initiat-
ed into this rugged outfit by a G. I.
shoe barrage Sunday morning at 4
a. m. With arrogant disregard for
the time-honored custom of late
sleeping on Sunday morning, this lit-
tle yard bird sounded "reveille" at
the usual time. We are happy to
say, by some miracle, he survived
the shoes, canteens and assorted mis-
siles, and will probably strut about
the barracks yard-'til next Sunday.
Though it has long been considered
bad taste to use one's official position
to gain personal advantage, Sgt. Pis-
tachio, nevertheless, has taken an en-
thusiastic interest in the Waacs-as
a representative of the Chaplain's
office, of course. (If this is too
pointed, Mike, come to see us; we've
got plenty of TS slips.)
Unofficial sources report that Bil-
leting Clerk Freddie MacKenzie,
newly made pappy and corporal, is
Tyndall's clearing house for second
hand furniture and assorted sun-
dries. Freddie, if you know where
there's some old worn out gas
stamps, count us in on the dicker.
Capt. Kedian, typing a letter in a
slack moment, addressed Cpl. Him-
melfarb, who just entered the order-
ly room: "How do you spell 'que
vive'?" "Beg, pardon, sir?" "Que
vive." "No, sir; the name is 'Him-
melfarb,' sir." Every bit as bad is
our orderly room S/Sgt. (sometimes
called the speck sweatin' tech) who
absent-mindedly reached for an ink
bottle instead of his coke. It must
be (gulp) love.

Anyone wishing to employ a pro-
fessional griper of the highest
caliber may obtain same by con-
tacting Sgt. Davis, Cpls. Fitl
and McDermott, and Pvt. Saunders.
The past master of the art, S/Sgt.
Welch is on his way to Camp Bark-
eley. Texas, for OCS.
A recent addition to the civ-
ilian staff was one of many ap-
pendectomy patients operated on
last week. We wish Miss Davis a
speedy recovery -- oh yes we miss
her yes indeed.
Did you hear about the Cpl.
that broke his watch crystal and
upon asking a local jeweler the
time it would take to replace
same was told a week at the
earliest. The Cpl's. wife had
the delicate job completed the
same day. That's right -- we're
in the army and have just plenty
of time!
Those 'command' performances
heard in our Rec Area are under
the auspices of our new C.O., Lt.
Sgt. Davison is our newest add-
ition to the A/C -- pretty soon
the old crowd from Camp Lee will
be a thing of the past. Best of
luck, Bill.
Miss Nelson says that 15 day
furloughs are hard on her morale.
-Sgt. C.S. Laubly

The last posting rated our
squadron as 90% signed up for
SNational Life Insurance. Since
then, however, a rally has been
staged for which Capt. Mowery,
Sgt. Chenal and Cpl. Pfe-uffer
Really rolled up their sleeves
Sand went to work. The result was
- that more than $700,000 worth of
Insurance was sold, and we're no.t
resting until our percentage is
It was a field day for the Ze-
e bras last Monday the dentists
f vs; the Zebras. It was a hard
d fought battle, but the dentists,
a pulling for all they were worth,
v came out on top.
I Goodbye and good luck to Sgts.
Cronin, Mink, Irvin, Whitehurst
stand Pfcs. DeRosa and Lubin, who
recently left us for A/C train-
ing. -S/Sgt. Franklin

Gunner Makers
I neglected you this last week.
Please forgive me. We have had a
death in the squadron. It grieves me
personally more perhaps than any of
the rest of you. The figure involved
was very close to 'me. The proper
formalities have been proceeded with
and a wreath has been placed on the
blue waters of our Gulf at the ap-
proximate location of the disaster.
The proper amount of salty tears
have been shed and our possession
has been rightfully missed by Captain
Salley. The squadron's "aqua mas-
cot," THE SPONGE, was lost in the
line of duty while trying to battle
a tropical storm alone and with no
one aboard her. In the dusk of
evening on July 28, 1943, the Coast
Guard lights were unable to detect
the lost scow. In short, the old tub
is gone and no doubt forgotten by all
except the Captain. It would not be
polite to say that "I told you so";
so I won't say it. May we have bet-
ter luck with our next venture.
The new picture passes are finally
a reality and the pictures that adorn
them would be a credit to any rogues
gallery S/Sgt. Van Kuren and
Tobolsky, have something to tell
their wives, I am sure, and I'm not
referring to anyone's bad luck in
gambling The Information Tease
program which our squadron took
part in didn't turn out so good even
though Van Kuren was horn-swag-
gled into giving a Massey-ive amount
of sli-Hick answers to the wrong
question. We lost 24 to 14 .
The squadron area seems quite de-
serted in the morning at reveille. A
lot of the boys have left us for fur-
lopghs Sgt. Lamm prefers our
ping-pong table quite as it was.
Twenty minutes after it had been
painted a second coat of steel grey,
the Sgt. proceeded to wipe it clean
again with the seat of his clean
khaki trousers. Oh, these saboteurs
S. .The Fourth of July almost turn-
ed out to be a most uneventful day
for a few of the boys, but a gremlin
came along and lifted the restriction
and we all went to town the 4th.
Here is some more of that stuff
O'Neai: "I got 'em where I want
'em now!"
Will-_y: "That ambulance isn't
what r's cracked up to be."
SVan .uren: "I have to bowl to-
night honey."
Ts iolsky: "Me, too."
Sgt. Taylor is back and we hope
the grouch is gone now that the 15
days are definitely gone and all he
will have to look forward to now is
getting up each morning at five.
In parting let's remember, "The
best way to stay fit is not by stay-
ing lit." I'll be hiding from you!
-The Peeker.

White Flashes
Duty before pleasure is more than
a r.ere patriotic phrase with men on
the line. Sunday, July 4, was just
another working day on the map.
In the presence of a group of
friends at the Chapel. S/Sgt. Wily
married the gal he met in Ill., while
'attending radio school. Our best
wishes to them. The moral: School
can be beneficial more than in one
way to a wide awake person.
Cpl. Ridlon's liking for the squad-
ron was the cause of sacrificing a
career and returning to Tyndall
Field. Welcome home, David!
A promotion was made, payday
came and passed and no sign pf ci-
gars. T Sgt. Hough as a trouble-
shooter should not encounter an
difficulties in locating any one ol
the three PXs.
Foi' Sale: Two slightly used Gab
ardine suits. Will alter to fit. A
pair of shoes with buckles throw
in, to a cash customer. No areas
unable offer will be refused. Cal

Cpl. Richard Wolfer was noticed
promenading around the Bus Depot;
maybe it was those two women he
was under the influence of, maybe.
Sgt. Dippre is known to have pull-
ed his stripes on a WAAC-just
shows what warm beer will do to a
After his solo performance in St.
Louis, -we hope there isn't any joke
box at the Rec Hall for Supply Cor-
poral Stewart. Since Crew Chiei
Sanfilippo has been on the line,
Stewart claims he hasn't had a'
much fun in the Supply Room sin
he kissed his grandmother with a
cigar in his mouth.
The gang is wondering whether
Porky Stanley is still single or not,
he doesn't look too worried.
"Trouble Shooter" Sisley wants to
know if three or four more men
would like to use his locker, there
still is about 12" (inches) of empty
I hate to admit it, but both Cook
and Strong look beat-up and hen-
packed (?) Some more late nights
such as Chemical Warfare School
and Military Sanitation, (they are
as good an excuse as any),'will find
both of them grass-widowers. That
is all for now!
--Sgt. Ed. Strong.

The girls who sat in on the
'Quiz Tease' (from the audience)
were able to answer many ques-
tions asked the quizzees. How
soon before we get in it?--But
not for ale. What'll it be boys,
sodas or candy?
The worry of the T/5's is that
more of the girls who come to
fill the company will have rat-
ings--possibly necessitating K.P.
duty for corporals. Thus far
there are thirty NCO's in a com-
pany of 65.
Through the kindness of our
company officers we are permitted
to invite boyfriends to have chow
with us.
What Waac was seen in the Rec-
reation Hall surrounded by five
French cadets, We understand she
did right well with making her-
self understood. When her French
faltered, she turned to the Span-
ish speaking Frenchman who in-
terpreted for her.
If we heard it once, we heard
it a good twenty or more times--
'My boyfriend is in Caledonia,
and he is now a lieutenant.'
Then there is the gal whose
orange blossom time is forthcom-
ing with his commission.
Our cadre and cooks are sport-
ing new stripes.
Your reporter finds scooping
Waac news difficult--an impossi-
bility to be exact. She tho't
the radio girls' attempt at the
obstacle course would make good
copy to find that the photo lab
was on the job. Were the gals
self-conscious? Uh! Uhh! They
performed like the Barnum and
Bailey trapeezers with the acting
of, shall I say, Joan Davies.
Observationof our bowling abil-
ity suggest a team.
Have heard tell the story of
one embarrassed Waac, who, in the
confessional said, 'And what's
more father, I swear like Hell!'
The forty-two more 'soldiers
who arrived a few days ago have
been assigned duties, so that
now we are represented in Head-
quarters, Public Relations, Per-
sonnel, Special Services, Message
Center, on the line in radio,
Post Communications, target range
and Library. We hope to retain
the respect and gain greater
favor of both officers and men of
the departments in which we work.
T/Sgt. Rowe any time, any hour.
For the benefit of barrack 2, the
Woman that was escorted by S/Sgt.
n Gowiand was NOT his mother, she's
- just a friend.
l -S/Sgt. Wm. Solomon.

Jul 10 194 TH TYDL AGE ae1

Saturday, C I S


60 -
70 -
80 -
So -

1. When talking, do men' s or
women's vocal chords vibrate
.nore rapidly?

2. How many of the following
are real flowers: cauliflower,
wallflower, colkscoihb?

3. Arrange these in order of
size: spaghetti, macaroni, ver-

4. If you overheard a conver-
sation between two people who
were talking about a sports
event and they mentioned rockers,
Raw Recruit: "'Any nice girls in
Panaam City?'
Local Yokel: 'All of them are.'
Raw Recruit: 'How far is it to
ort St. Joe?'

Every Navy in the world has its
favorite drink. The American
Navy likes whiskey, the British
likes rum and the Italian Navy
sticks to port.

counters, loops and brackets,
what would they be talking about?

5. What's the difference be-
tween a golliwogg and a polly-

6. You see a fish in an aquar-
ium. What do you see in a terra-

7. If you mixed the color which
is suggestive of melancholy with
the color which is suggestive of
cowardice, what color would you'
come out with?

8. What is it that you normally
eat every day in its pure form
that is neither animal nor vege-
9. Is Cape Hatteras a cape in
North America, South America or

10. Which of these would a mag-
net attract: a copper penny, a
wire hairpin or a dime?

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1. Women's--because their vocal
chords are shorter.
2. All three are flowers.
3. Largest to smallest: macar-
oni, spaghetti, vermicelli.
4. Figure skating.
5. Golliwogg: a grotesque black
doll' pollywog tadpole (wiggle-
6. Animals that live on land
rather than In the water; or
plants. It is a small indoor

glass enclosed garden.
7. Green (mixing blue and yel-
8. Salt. It is a mineral.
9. North America-in North Car-
10. A magnet would attract only
a wire hairpin.
Sentry: 'Who goes there?'
Voice: 'The Devil.*
Sentry: 'Pass on, you know where
to go.'


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