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YOU'RE THE BOSS, MECHANIC
An Army Air Forces mechanic comes to know a lot of
"bosses." It works like that all the way down the
line. Sure, you want to do a good job if it's only
to keep out of trouble.
But it goes further than that. You're also your
own boss. You're the only one who really knows just
what you've put into your effort.
It's true that someone will come along behind you
and check you. That's natural. Someone with more
experience and, perhaps, a wider knowledge will
either pass or reject the job you've done. But he
won't know how much heart has gone into that job, how
much care and how much mental alertness.
That's where you come in. That's the ground on
which you've got to judge yourself, decide whether
This is a continuation of the letter published last week:
"Last, and most important, about his religion. Teach him
both by word and example to love Jesus Christ and the pattern
God-man. Then leave him free. Don't force his religion in
any way, especially if he has brains.. There are bound to be in
these coming years rapid developments in Christian thought. Let
him go his way and do not be pained or shocked so long as he
keeps his love to Jesus Christ. Never force him in any way.
Only teach him constantly that a gentleman must give, not get,
must serve, and not be served.
"I think that is all. Kiss him for me and give him my bless-
ing, and when he is old enough, tell him my life story as you
would tell it., knowing that I tried hard most of the time to
do right, and when I sinned I was sorry in my heart, as I am
"I don't believe I am going to be killed, but I don't know,
and anyway, I am content, so long as God can comfort you."
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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: 15 A.M.............. Mass
7:30 P.M....Evening Worship
P.M... Fellowship Club
12:15 P.M....Protestant Wor-
5:30 P.M............... Mass
7:30 P.M ....Choir Rehearsal
5:30 P.M .......... ..... Mass
5:30 P.M.............. .Mass
7:30 P. ......Jewish Service
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he is
present at the Chapel)
LT. MELVIN KIMBALL(86WW) GROUNDED
INSIDE JAP LINFS ABOUT i MILE FROM
NE-WY HQ, WAS RESCUED BY LT.
IRA M. SUSSKY6e'/i;T). -A LIGHT
T12ININ& PLANE WAS USED...
you've succeeded or failed in your mission in short,
be your own boss.
You, the mechanic, may sometimes fail to realize
the power you wield. You may forget that a single
small mistake on your part can mean a flight plan
straight to Tragedy. You may lose sight of the fact
that every twist of a bolt, every turn of a screw on
every flying line of the Allied Nations is important
to Victory. And maybe there won't be anyone around
to remind you. You may not think of it until you see
the crash ambulance head for the field.
If you make that single small mistake it's a hun-
dred-to-one bet nobody will trace it directly to you.
But you'll have yourself to live with and yourself
THE TYNDALL TARGET
July 17, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 3
COMBAT, NOT WINGS,
MAKE A GUNNER,
M/Sgt. Older Makes
cipal Address at
CHAMP GUNNERS FROM 6 SCHOOLS
TO COMPETE HERE THIS WEEKEND
"Your silver wings do iJt make
you an aerial gunner; it's only
after you have successfully put
to use in combat those fundamen-
tals which you learned here that
you can call yourself' a quali-
fied aerial gunner. This was
the thought that was repeated
again and again by the speakers
at the graduation of Class 43-28
M/Sgt. Harold K. Older, veteran
of the AAF in the Hawaiian sec-
tor, was the principal speaker.
The sergeant, himself a member
of the graduating class, stressed
the importance of punctuality and
harmony. "The men who are habit-
ually late for classes or flying
missions in training will find
that they aren't going to last
long in combat." Sgt. Older also
placed a great deal of emphasis
on close cooperation among crew
members. He advised his class-
mates to "know your fellow crew
members, and above all know your
plane. Inspect it constantly for
defects and report your findings
to the pilot."
Chaplain Brooks H. Wester gave
the invocation, following the
national anthem by the post band.
The opening address was delivered
by Lt. Don K. Hill, commanding
officer of Squadron "C".
Lt. Hill praised the excellent
record set by the class and also
complimented the instructors on
Lt. Col. Jack Randolph, acting
commanding officer and also di-
rector of training, closed the
ceremonies by urging the men to
heed the advice given by Sgt.
Older and reminded the men that
they are not gunners yet, but
must prove themselves in opera-
tional training and combat miss-
ions that will follow.
'INFORMATION TEASE' TO BE
ON MONDAYS HENCEFORTH
Tyndall's WACs ably demonstrat-
ed last Tuesday evening that they
weren't going to take a back seat
when it came to matching wits
with enlisted men. The girls
downed the bandsmen in the third
edition of the popular "Informa-
tion Tease" by a score of 19-13.
The usual large audience was on
hand at the Rec Hall to watch the
WACs, represented by Cpls. Ryan,
Bleam, Knecht and Pvt. Blalkin,
emerge victorious over Sgts. Thay-
er and Mosier, Cpl. Petrie and
Pfc. Barthalomew of the band.
The Special Service Office an-
nounced that until further notice
the current events and general
knowledge quiz will be held on
Monday evenings at 8 P. M. A quar-
tet of G.I.'s from the Medical
Detachment will oppose a squad of
Aviation Cadets this Monday night.
INTER-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT IN GUNNERY
EVENTS IS FIRST OF SERIES; THREE
MEN FROM EACH SCHOOL
Eighteen aerial gunners, the best in their classes
in the six Training Command gunnery schools, were
here today to compete in a two-day inter-school tour-
nament which will include contests in all types of
shotgun and machine-gun firing.
The event here is the first of a series. Every,
fourth week, the best three gunners at each school
will be selected to take part in one of the tourna-
LAFF OF THE WEEK
CAMP BLENDING, Fla. (CNS) -A
trainee came upon an MP re-
splendent in his summer uniform
of a white pith helmet, starch-
ed khaki and the rest of the
costume ordinarily seen on
Said the trainee: .Dr. Liv-
ingston, I presume?"
Said the MP: "I don't get
NEW INSIGNIA ADOPTED
FOR ARMY PLANES
A new airplane wing insignia
has been ordered for all army
planes, the AP reports.
The war department announced
today the new insignia consists
of a white star on a circular
field of blue, a white rectangle
attached horizontally at both
right and left of the circle,
and a red border enclosing the
The department said that the
new insignia was developed be-
cause the present device can be
confused with Japan's red dot
and Germany's black cross on a
wider white cross, when seen
from a distance..
IT'S AAFTC NOW
Consolidation of the Army Air
Forces Flying Training Command
and Technical Training Command
into the AAF Training Command,
headed by Maj. Gen. Barton'K.
Yount, former AAFFTC Commanding
General, was announced last week.
Representatives from Kingman
Field in Arizona, Harlingen and
Laredo in Texas, Fort Myers, and
Las Vegas in New Mexico will be
here this weekend to compete with
'Representing Tyndall Field in
this week's contest will be three
outstanding gunners from class
43-28, who were graduated earlier
in the week. One alternate from
each school also will be selected
to replace any contestant who may
be unable to compete.
Competition will be in skeet,
100 rounds; moving base, 100
rounds; moving target (ground to
.ground) 30 calibre, Phase 1, hand
held front lap, 100 rounds, Phase
2, hand held back lap, 100 rounds,
Phase 3, Martin turret back lap,
200 rounds; air-to-air firing,
Martin turrets, 30 calibre, Phase
t, course 2, event 1, phase 1,
200 rounds, Phase 1, course 2,
event 1, phase 2, 200 rounds,
Phase 3, course 2, event 3, phase
2, 200 rounds. Final competition
will be in reassembling a .50
calibre machine gun blindfolded.
The next class to compete in
one of the tournaments will be
that of 43-32, representatives of
which will travel to Kingman
Field for a contest on August 14
After that, 43-36 will compete
at Harlingen September 18 and 19,
43-40 at Fort Myers October 16
and 19, 43-44 at Las Vegas Novem-
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OM HEARS SPEAKERS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
ON THE FIELD EXPLAIN THEIR DUTIES
Weekly round-table discussions
in which members of the 907th QM
detachment hear talks by speakers
from other organizations are be-
ing held "in order tq command
mutual respect for different
branches of the service, and to
create better war output."
The idea was originated by Act-
ing First Sergeant Clarence Mit-
chell, and is becoming more and
more popular with the non-comnis-
sioned officers of the organiza-
The non-mandatory series of
orientation lectures boasts a 100
percent attendance record thus
far. The programs are held wee)-
ly at 7 P.M. Wednesday in the
dayroom of the company,
Typical speakers have been
Chaplain Brooks H. Wester, who
related little known facts about
,the duties of a chaplain; Maj.
Daniel P. Morse, Post Adminis-
trative Inspector, describing the
duties of his office, and Mal.
Samuel D. Mitchell, Ordnance Of-:
ficer, who discussed the deton-
ation of bombs and other Ordnance
activity. After the guest has
lectured for an hour, a round-
table "question and answer" forum
is held-a period which has cre-
ated much interest among the
The lectures, it was pointed
out by Lt. Jack Goldsmith, CO,
assist the men in understanding.
the necessity for mutual respect
for each duty, organization and
Phillip Dorn, Hollywood actor
and featured player in several
major films, will entertain men
of Tyndall Field during a visit
here Tuesday and Wedned-ay of
Dorn came to the United States
in 1939 after achieving success
in motion pictures in The Neth-
erlands. A year later, he ap-
peared in "Ski Patrol" and this
won him recognition which brought
a role in "Escape," co-starrine
Norma Shearer and Robert Taylor
Dorn's other films include J-
eny Agent," "Ziegfeld Girl,"
dom Harvest," "Chetniks," "Dia-
mond Frontier," and."Calling Dr.
Before filrds, Dorn traveled ex-
tensively as a stage actor. One
of his tours took him to The
Netherlands East Indies and other
Dutch colonies. He is the son of
a shipbuilder and was born in
Scheveningen, Holland. He mast-
ered the English language by
studying some 200 American films
and 20 plays while inrEngland.
His appearance here is being
sponsored by USO Camp Shows.
AAF TO GET 115,000
NEW PLANES NEXT YEAR
WASHINGTON--The Army Air Forces
during the coming fiscal year
year will be increased by 115,000
new airplanes, Gen. Henry H. Ar-
nold told the House Civil Service
This will be encompassed in a
$36 billion procurement program,
including aircraft engines, spare
Darts and other equipment.
To carry out this program, Gen-
eral Arnold added, Air Forces
are "asking for approximately
56,000 additional civilian per-
sonnel, or a total of 386,000 to
be used in our field operations
for the coming fiscal year."
The Air Forces, he added, are
seeking to make the utmost use of
civilian personnel in order to
release fighting men for front
July 17, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Mi ao A. THEU TNsATT. TARGET
QUESI ION: WHAT COULD tE PRO-
VIDED THAT WOULD MAKE THE
HOURS YOU HAVE TO SPEND IN THE
HOSPITAL MORE PLEASANT? (ASK-
ED OF PATIENTS IN THE STATION.
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. SI UPCHURCH
I-C MIKI ABAfg, Long Island,
I.T., Squadron B: "More passes
and a PI that carries a greater
variety of stock is what we 'for-
anttan mwn' need xnst."
PPC. GEORGB A. fARR, Akron,
Ohio; Ordnance: "'ore radios for
the wards and notion pictures
other than training filss would
be more than welcome."
PYf. AL FALAfO, Paterson, ...,
Redbirds: "Although the nurses,
officers and ward boys make
things as pleasant as possible
for us, I believe that an ade-
quate PX for the patients is def-
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CPL. ALOIS MARfHALBR, West Union,
Miss.; Squadron S: "We get
pretty lonely here and occasional
visits by fyndallettes would
certainly break the monotony."
PFT. SKITH MAHORNIY, Columbus,
Ohio, QM: "More chips for the
poker gases would ease the situ-
ation a bit."
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
Unusual and interesting photographs will be accepted for pub-
lication in this department. Anyone desiring to submit such a
photo is requested to call at the Target office in Post Head-
quarters, or telephone 2189.
Polling more than 50% of the 1349 votes cast, Edith Hunter,
of the Post Signal Office, found herself elected 'Miss Tyndall
Field' in the final balloting on January 21 of this year. Miss,
lHunter has been a native of Panama City for the past few years,
and was one of the first telephone operators to be employed on
on this field.
The picture is the favorite of Tyndall's 'man about town,'
T/Sgt. Johnny 'Chris' Christina of Ordnance. 'Chris' left
Tyndall early this week for cadet training, after 18 months of
faithful service for the Ordnance Company in Capt. Burkhart's
'Chris' hails from Indianapolis, Ind., and while here proved
himself proficient not only as a clerk and as Miss Hunter's
'protector,' but also earned his nickname as 'lucky' for his
performance with a table tennis paddle, basketball shots and
YANKW IZ 10 POINTS EACH
By 60 70o Fai r
BOB HAWK 70 80 Good
Ouinzmser 80 go Excellent
"THANKS "90 100 Superior
TO THE YANKS" | Answers on Page 5.
Saturday, CIS il 5 k
1. If your shoes get wet, f1
it better to let them dry at
room temperature or to place
them before an open fire so they
will dry more quickly?
2. If your best girl was going
to marry another man and you went
to the wedding, and while little
girls were strewing rose petals
in front of the bride you threw
a banana peel in her path would
you get better results if the in-
side of the banana peeling were
un or if the Inside were down?
3. To keep from crying when you
are peeling onions, would it be
best to put salt on the onions,
hold them under water, or grease
4. You know what a driver's
license and a marriage license
are. What poetic license?
5. I am 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, car-
ol, etc. Your word is "pan."
6. If you sit on a see saw with
a person who is much heavier than
you are, should you sit near the
center or near the end in order
.to balance properly?
7. Is nearer 20 per cent, 40
per cent or 60 per cent of the
average large daily newspaper de-
voted to advertising?
8. If you had a pippin, would
I've had lots of luck-
But it's all been bad-
Since I got in the Army.
I had a fight with Danme
And it drives me almost balmy.
It's been so bad-so awful
It's gone from bad to worse.
I deal the cards, I throw the
But on me is a curse.
If they would take a woman
And cut her in two real neat,
I would end up with the half
That always wants to eat.
When you walk along, your heart
And glance up in the sky,
You see the flag in breezes
But it's not flying high;
The die is cast, the flag's
For some poor soul that's flow
Just give a thought, which
costs you naught,
To the price he had to pay.
Tf you take a pause, it's not
He was a major or a colonel,
But just the fact-he did his
May he have peace eternal.
Some mother's son--a woman's
A sister's loving brother-
'Has done his part with all
For this land and no other.
PVT. JOE'S GAS MASK
A storage place was Joey's
For candy, cake and fruit.
He found it was the proper
For every purpose it did suit.
But when he tried to don the
It wasn't worth a hoot.
Some straps were loose and
some were tight;
He could have worn it for a
When you hear a man speak of
his honesty, give him a trial;
When you hear a woman speak
of, her virtue, make a late
you bake it, walk it on a leash
or embroldpr it?
9. Can birds distinguish one
color from another?
10. Who won lasting fame in
baseball by going to bat in a
pinch and failing to hit the
0 nno A
TH- TV mTTATT. TARrFRT
TiE TYNDALL I TAPTP
NEW EQUIPMENT TO BE
Capt. A.G. Casey, post mess
officer, recently returned from
a tour of several air bases in
the Southeast area. The chief
purpose of the trip was to ob-
,serve the methods being used by
other fields to overcome the all-
important problem of food supply.
In commenting on the outlook of
meat supply for this field, Capt.
Casey stated that "The quantity
of beef available in this local-
ity will be Increased, but I be-
lieve that the supply of poultry
will continue to be non-existent. "
As far as fruit and vegetables
are concerned, the Capt. stressed
the fact that the supply made
available by Capt. Brunner and.
his staff far exceeded the orig-
inal expectations and that with
favorable climatic conditions,
an even greater quantity can be
expected from the garden units
on the field.
In addition to a successful
solution of the food supply pro-
blenm the Mess Office is also
looking forward to the arrival
of new equipment which will fac-
ilitate service in the mess halls
and enable the preparation of a
greater variety of items.
More silverware and deep fryers
for potatoes and fish are among.
the equipment scheduled to be
received. Accommodations for the
students will be enlarged with
the completion of the new mess
hall now being erected in student
"There isn't any doubt," con-
cluded Capt. Casey, "that with
the new equipment, the inaugura-
tion of a permanent mess organi-
zation, and the anticipated im-
Sprovement in the food supply, the
service and food in our mesa
halls will be equal to the best
in the AAF."
CHAMP GUNNERS HERE
(Continued from Page 3)
ber 13 and 14, 43-49 at Laredo
December 11 and 12. Then, the
following month, the tournament
will return to Tyndall and start
the cycle all over again.
In charge of the tournament
here is Cant. Graydon Hubbard,
Only enlisted flexible gunnery
graduates are eligible. All team
members and the alternate will be
from the same graduating class.
Prizes will go to the top in-
dividual and runner-up in each
event, top team in each event
(one for each member), top high-
overall individual and runner-up
(the meet champion), and top
high-overall team (one for each
No practice rounds will be
allowed in the events.
Representing Tyndall Field In
the tournament are Dee Atkinson
J.D. Brooks, Jr., and Dale M.
Carson, with Wayne H. McIntyre
as alternate. All are sergeants.
HERE'S MAP OF SICILY TO HELP YOU FOLLOW WAR NEWS
Here's a map of Sicily, showing principal cities, to help you follow the campaign there. The
shaded area shows, approximately, where the Allies are in control as indicated in press dis-
patches. The map was prepared by Pfc. Harry Bardi of the Target staff.
Looking over the squadron area
the past couple of weeks, it looks
pretty neat with the grass coming
so green. To the fellows that made
this possible, a hearty thanks, and
we hope your life ambition comes
true as landscape artists.
Well it has finally happened. The
fellows in the squadron have been
waiting for this moment for such
a long time Sgts. Bailey and
Russo spent the weekend on the
post because of a little misshap in
the inspecial Saturday, I guess the
law of averages has finally caught
.up with them.
Those clothes hangers look pret-
ty good, Cpl. List. Just don't run
out of lumber because I'm afraid if
.you did the fellows that don't get
any hahgars would be kind of dis-
appointed. We didn't fare so bad in
the bowling games Monday night,
taking two out of three games from
the 39th. One of the games was
won by a two pin margin, with the
good support of Cpl. Zimmerman,
our anchor man.
V. L. Davis seems to be heading
into something nice from the looks
of things, because almost every
night the nose of his car heads to-
wards the housing project.
-Sgt. W. R. Dufrane.
G I Dentists Treat Natives
Army dentists take their best skill and equipment to the far corners
of the earth in this global war to care for natives as well as yardbirds.
The natives on our side can help us a lot-on the other side they can
harm us plenty. Kind treatment is one way of getting and keeping -them
on our team. Here Lt. John Campbell administers to a Kanaka in New
Caledonia as Sgt. Edward G. Matkins looks on.
Well, boys, that was u good in-
spe.ction last week and 430 had
the best barracks. As a reward
(or was it more of a penalty)
they got the extreme pleasure of
a trip into Panama City. There
wasn't much difference, however,
between the best barracks and the
worst as they were all in good
shape. Now the idea is to keep
them that way.
We got a new addition to the
squadron orderly room staff a
few days ago when a little pup
was found stranded under Lt. Dar-
veaux's car. At this writing Lt.
Berner was contemplating the idea
of training the dog for the WAGS.
You men are about ready to
prove your worth as gunners of
the Army Air Corps. In a week or
so you will climb into a plane
with a machine gun in your hands
and five weeks training in your
minds. If you were alert you'll
hit that target because you'll be
able to put into use all that
accumulated knowledge which seem-
ed pretty dry at the time. It's
not too late to pick up some of
the important things you might
have missed. Above all keep a
clear head, and know what you
are doing at all times. Remember
that the target you're shooting
at, may someday be a Messerschmidt
or a Zero. happy hunting, fel-
1. They should be allowed to
dry at room temperature. Direct
heat dries them out too much and
makes them stiff.
2. If the inside is down.
3. Hold the onions under water.
4. Deviation from fact or rule
permitted writers and artists for
the sake of an effect.
5. Panhandle, pancake pantry,
pandemonium, pane, panic, pana-
cea, pants, panel, etc.
6. Near the end.
7. Nearer 40 per cent. (Approx.
38 per cent advertising; 62 per
8. Bake it, a pippin is an
apple. (Also a highly admired or
very admirable person or thing).
9. Yes. Most of them can dis-
tinguish more hues than human be-
ings can. (Parrots haire first
July 17, 1943
7UF1 TYNTIATT. TbRPfi
NEWS FROM THE
Squadron 13-29 winds up its career
in squadiol: D. this week and when
the results of the air-to-air firing
are in w.e vill see new records writ-
ten into the pages of the class.
Academically this has been one of
the best classes that has passed
through the squadron with only
three failu es and the minimum of
physical disqualifications. Quite a
record, talking into consideration a
starting personnel of 320 students
and it is a record of which to be
The name of Cessna has come to
be a by-v.ord in aviation and in
Class 43-23 we have a member of
that family of airplane manufactur-
ers and designers. Pfc. Noel Ces-
sna, section 11, is the nephew of
Clyde Ces3na, of the Cessna Air-
craft Corporation, of Wichita, Kan-
sas. Young Cessna has been accept-
ed for aviation cadets and is com-
pleting the flexible gunnery course
wii. his class this week, and will
leave this station for cadet training.
In private life Cessna flew ships de-
signed by his uncle's firm and like
the "Cessna Air Master" and "Cess-
na Crane" best. Prior to his entry
into the Armed Forces, Cessna was
studying for his doctor's degree and
was taking his pre-med course at
Along with Cessna, good news
came this week to Sgt. Bob Lott
when he was informed that he will
be leaving for air cadets and that
he is AAFU at this writing. At the
rate that our instructors are being
accepted for higher training in other
branches of the Department of
Training and Cadets it won't be long
before we will have an entire new%
personnel, but we don't mind losing
men to bigger and better jobs.
That advertisement for Pepsodent
Tooth Paste exhibited on the beam-.
ing map of Pfc. Allison'Maye is due
to the fact that our hard luck
"Glamor Boy" has received word
that his temporary ailment has
cleared up and that he will get his;
one and only wish. No, Murphy, it
isn't a date with Miss Tyndall Field,
(altho' that's not a bad idea), but
Aviator Maye is going to get his
chance to be an Army pilot. Maye
had an unfortunate accident while
sweating out shipment to cadets and
for a while it looked bad for him
but that is all cleared up now and
he is fully accepted again. "Aviator"
is just the monocker for Maye. In
civilian life Maye rolled up a total of
380 solo hours and can tell you of
hair raising near-accidents while
flying formations with his buddies
up around Roanoke and Winston-
Salem. His one desire is to get back
at the controls and get a chance to
meet up with some of his pals ana:
give the Japs hell. Good luck,,
This v.eek saw the arrival of the
necessary material to overhaul our
pool tab'e and it is another step to,
making our Day Room more homey
and relaxing. Sgt. Keplan saw the
beat up pool table collecting dust
and dirt in the back room of the
Rec Hal: and with an eye to the fu-
ture of the squadron commandeered
a truck and presto it was in our
squadron. Next came the problem
of how to have it repaired. Our C.
O. presented the problem to the
Special Service Officer, Capt. Free-
man, and we sent out requests for
Percentage-wise, the Wombacher
family of Iowa City, Iowa, is just
about as all-out for the war effort
as any family could be. Out of sev-
en boys and three girls, five of the
boys are in the armed forces and the
other two are Iowa farmers. A/C
Ralph F. Wombacher represents the
family at Tyndall Field, being a
member of Class 43-33, squadron B.
Now finishing his second week of
gunnery, Cadet Wombacher, came to
Tyndall with Selman Field's Class
43-15 which recently was graduated
from the navigation pre-flight school
at Monroe, La. In the army since
January of this year, he received
basic training at Jefferson Bar-
racks, Mo., and was classified for
navigation training at Nashville,
Before signing up with the Air
Corps, Cadet Wombacher was a de-
partment head for Sears, Roebuck.
He studied liberal arts at the Uni-
versity of Iowa where he starred on
the track team. In high school he
was captain of the football team and
also a trackman and basketball play-,
er. He has been married for three
For the aviation cadets in squad-
ron B last week was a long, hard,
hot, uneventful one. Here are some
of the few things that happened:
John Marchetti and Bob Loy were
just about the only ones who could
communicate with the Frenchmen.
Loy talked in French and Marchetti
had conversation with a few who
could understand his brand of back-
Where's Pulli? That was a ques-
tion his classmates were asking
about Dominic Pulli whenever class
was about ready to start. And Pulli
could usually be found in the sawed
off turret and tail plane assembly
right outside turret classroom, spend-
ing his last few moments playing
around this interesting mechanism.
Mervin Pelton, one of the men
who wore dark glasses to class, got
himself appointed major in charge
of latrine. Edward (Tonto) Noyes
is still bragging about that 201 he
recorded in bowling the other night.
A comedian who gets plenty- of
laughs with his ftozen-faced re-
marks in class is Rod O'Connor.
Some say he talks and looks a bit
like Leslie Howard. No one knows
who will be appointed "gunner of the
week," but Red Reardon has been
seen walking around with his left
shoulder held higher than his right,
strengthening it up perhaps to sup-
port the weight of any medals he
Whenever it rains Dick Lorber has
no raincoat to wear, but he has a
good story to go with it-or with-
out it. He will tell you how he sent
it to the laundry at Nashville and
never got it back.
bids for renovation ana equipment.
This week we got a dozen new cues,
cloth, new pockets, side rubbers,
chalk, brand new billiard balls, rack
and miscellaneous equipment to do
the overhaul job, thanks to Capt.
Freeman. Now all we have to do
is have "Cue Ball" Snowden and
company get busy mixing Plaster
of Paris to mend a few cracks and
we will have the first Student
Squadron pool table ready for ac-
QUICKI WHAT ARE THEY?
NOT AT NO. 1 -- It is the famous British Supermarine 'Spit-
fire.' Shared with the Hurricane the honor of saving Britain.
It is a single place high altitude fighter. It has an inline
engine, low elliptical wing, single fin and rudder and retract-
able landing gear.
FIRE AT NO, 2 -- It is the ME 109F, Standard night and day
fighter, consider the backbone of the German single engine
fighter force. Has evenly tapered wings, high riding tail-
"Heads up" was the most familiar
phrase this past week for the boys
in the squadron. The new tower
ranges gave us a slight taste of com-
bat conditions, and to put the realis-
tic touch to it there were even "cas-
ualties." Sgt. "Crash" Mills was
right in the thick of things when he
received a butchered wrist from one
of the "deadly" pigeons. Better luck:
A/C Dismore certainly is burning
up the columns weekly and is still
wondering where the publicity is
coming from. Come on men, tell
him! Now "Dizzy," the rest of
,your fellow "gadgets" want to know
what happened on your first trip to.
the tower range-one out of ten.
Could it be that you were so eager
to practice at turret drill? A/C
*Aurnsburger really must be "whistle-
happy" to have obtained the name
of "Whistleburger." He must have,
been slightly off the beams or else
there was too much cotton in his
ears out on the Malfunction Ranges
the other day when a projectile left
the mizzle of his gun before the or-
der was given to fire Those
"Gremlins" are at it again! Probab-
ly the biggest shock of the week
,was when A/C Blaker was found ac-
tually working out on the Malfunc-
tion Range. I do believe wonders
never cease! By the way Blaker,
the boys are wondering what hap-
pens to your sprained ankle when:
the order is given, "Now walk to the
trucks." A/C Haman had to go
to town last Sunday to square things
'up with "Miss Panama City." One
at a time boy! Two's a crowd in
that kind of business A/C Healy
has a new occupation now. A flip
of the coin did the trick and he's
now setting up pins in the bowling
alley A/C Hammel has been
boasting of his 202 score in bowling,
but never mentions his last two
scores. Just wondering, that's all!
S. It is truly spoken and confident-
ially asked that A/C Burnam take
the powder out of the cartridges so
the gun will go "pooh?"
Instructor Sgt. Bob Mitchell is
leaving shortly for college Sgt.
Gary has been gifted with -ten more
"headaches" since the shortage of in-
structors has become prevalent. Stu-
dents have been practicing bombard-
iering and gunnery with watermelon
rinds lately. This was all made pos-
sible by S/Sgt. Cain. Trash cans
must have taken a terrific beating!
What do Mac Henry and Rotch-
ptien have 'that we dpr't? A date:
with a WAAC every night, that's
The entire Sub-Depot bids fare-
well to Capt. Jere C. Bristle,
who was transferred this week to
another post. He will be greatly
missed by his many friends at
Tyndall and we all wish him the
best of luck in his new assign-
Congratulations are in order
for Lt. George L. Trawick, and
we offer them heartily. Not only
did his gold bars turn to silver
this week, but he was appointed
Sub-Depot Engineering Officer.
"We hope his bars will soon be
doubled and wish him success in
his new position.
I.M. Roche, Junior Instructor,
and Miss Lila M. Childs, Trainee
Instructor are attending a con-
ference at Brookley Field, Ala-
bama this .week for further in-
structions on the training pro-
gram. -B.J. Davenport
'Lips that touch liquor shall
never touch mine!'
'No, my liquor.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
THE MEMPHIS BELLE
The hero-or heroine--of 25 combat missions over
Europe, the Flying Fortress Memphis Belle and her
crew will visit Tyndall Field on August 5. Gunnery
students will hear talks by the Belle's gunners, who
have shot down eight Nazi planes in the European
theater. The Memphis Belle is the first Fortress to
return from Europe under its own power. Arrangements
for her visit here were made by Maj. L.A. Bryan, 86th
Sub-Depot Cmmnanding Officer.
Two ot the gunners are pictured on this week's
cover. They are Casimer (Baby) Nastal, Detroit,
Mich.. and S/Sgt. Clarence E. Winchell, Oak Park, Ill.
The "Memphis Belle, a long-limbed
the Fortress by the sane name.
lass, adorns the nose of
Members of the Belle's crew are Capt. Robert Morgan, Asne-
ville, N.C., pilot; Capt.-Vincent Evans, Henderson, Texas,
bombardier; Capt. lCarles Leighton, E. Lansing, Mich., navi-
gator; Capt. Janes Verinis, New Haven, Conn., co-pilot; Sgt.
Robert Hanson, Garfield, Wash., and gunners Sgt. Casimer Nas-
tal, Detroit; Sgt. Clarence Winchell, Oak Park, Ill., Sgt.
Harola Loch, Green Bay, Wis.; Sgt. John Quinlan, Yonkers, N.Y.;
Sgt. Cecil Scott, Altoona, Pa.
l L L< r ow
Through unpredictable English weather, over beautiful English
fields, the Memphis Belle flew going and returning from 25
missions to Europe.
Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers, commanding general of American
forces in the European Theater of Operations, wishes Godspeed
to Capt. Morgan at the start of her flight home.
~I t L r
Back at an airport in the United States, the Memphis Belle
rests, protected by a guard.
July 17, 1943
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"When y' get the proper interval drop yer arms!"
"By the way Jenkins, how'd you make
with your date last night?"
"He gets 'em-with the sugar he brings from the mess hall!"
"Have you got your basic field manual handy?"
W rl. --J as.d. Eol;n rtLd.fl.
"Well, she asked for one of those G.I. haircuts' and I give her one!"
July 17, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 9
The 25th Altitude Training Unit,
familiarly known around the area
as the "Pressure Chamber," is hap-
py to add its contribution to this.
and forthcoming issues of the Tar-
get. But we feel that with all the
"high flying" going on around here,
both during and after duty hours,
some of it should be "aired."
The entire unit is wondering when
the Medics take their P-T. Maybe.
they have their own private hour,
'or it seems they are usually -stand-
,hg by smiling broadly while we are
Pvt. Rassmussen has it all figured
out how he is about to move into
the housing project. That P-X cutie
might have something to say about
Cpl. Mike K. got a free ride home
from town the other night. It all
happe::ed when he showed a train
schedule instead of a pass.
About the best one we've heard
yet is the story of what happened'
when S/Sgt. Sciullo's girl friend re-
cently came down (or rather started
down) to visit him. It seems that
on the train enroute she became
rathe-- attached to a sailor. In fact,
the feeling was so mutual that on
arrival here she could not keep it
from Ernie. Now he is on the make
Pvts. Mortimer and Kircher think
they have it all over the old crew
here. Well, maybe they have; they
have already spent a delightful af-
ternoon with the office of secretary
and her sister, which is more than
the old crew can boast.
Congratulations to T/Sgt. Hill
and Sgt. Mason for the recent addi-
tion to their stripes.
What is the sudden interest.down
town that lures Sgt. Mason into the
city so often? Until recently he
rarely ever got in.
The entire unit is "sweating it
out" with our esteemed adjutant for
that silver bar we thing he ought
-Pvt. Joe T. DeVane.
GETS AWARD FOR PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Roy H. Groome, aircraft mechanic, 86th Sub-Depot, is shown.
accepting a $25 War Savings Bond in the hangar on July 2, when
his name was drawn from the pool of employes' names who have
had no absences for any reason during June. The Sub-Depot
Welfare Association will present a bond each month to some per-
son whose name appears among those who have not been away from
their duties during the preceding month
The morning report shows quite a when Pvts. A
few entries since I wrote this col- mon Strong a
umn a week before last, so I'll try es because o0
to bring you up to date. The squad- to replace a
ron was glad to welcome Major a P. X. clerk
Fleming back from sick leave. He The crowd
seems very chipper after a little scores are re
rest. have to win
And the addition of Pvts. Fuller, award. Wisi
Jones, Green and Jackson to S/Sgt. of those ins
Fox' mess crew should result in 97's over here
further improvements to the menu. Pvt. Roy
All of the boys have just graduatec- week for La'
from Cooks & Bakers' school, and 0. is hoping
we want them to feel thatthey are to general du
a part of the gang. ject seems tc
Speaking of the mess hall, Lieut, between Majc
Dickerman had the job of inspecting Hammonde.
our neighbors last Sunday. Through nice town.
some mistake, it seems that the The new "F
Lieutenant landed in the 30th Avia- ly finished, a
tion mess hall, had a nice meal, and is some truth
wrote up a very glowing report on there will b(
the 965th Quartermaster mess. Al- dedicate the
ways glad to help you out, boys. been trying
The .squadron lost two good boys fruit to mak(
Lrthur King and Wey-
.ccepted their discharg-
f age. Now we've got
darn good orderly and
keeps trying, and the
spectable, but we still
the weekly inspection
h we could get some
pectors who pass out
Stocks left this past.
wson General. The C.
that he can be restored.
ity, but the whole sub-
be the basis of a bet
r Fleming and Captain
Oh, well, Atlanta is a
tec Hall" is pretty near-
.nd we hope that there
to the latrinogram that
Sa squadron party to
new building. We've
to raise the necessary
e it a watermelon party
July 9, we had what will probably
turn out to be our last squadron
party. The WAAC's were invited and
they turned out in mass. Everyone
seemed to have a grand and glorious
time despite the absence of beer and
the presence of Coca-Cola. The Tyn-
dall Field orchestra was on hand to
give out the jive. As always they
were on the ball; and all in all it
was a bang-up party.
The squadron is stepping out in
style these days with an additional
automobile. One of our staff ser-
geants has just returned from a
much enjoyed furlough with a two
cockpit convertible job.
The men of our radio department
are for the first time enjoying their
work, now that the WAAC's have
taken over. By the way, boys, how
does it feel to have a little life
around the shop?
I am sure that all the fellows feel
as I do about our loss of Sergeant
Hall and Cpl. (Peppy) Mastreni be-
ing transferred. The squadron real-
ly lost two swell fellows.
The squadron is now the proud
possessor of a piano. The piano was
given to the squadron by Cpl. Joe
Mastroeni. We are sorry that J.
had to leave before we had a chance
to thank him in person. Again we
are in Joe's debt.
-Pvt. Mims Esquire.
There was the eager soldier
who joined the Arti'llery. The
first week he wrote home:
'Seeing action already. Spent
all afternoon shelling peas.'
Now they're rationing sweat-
ers. Two points are required.
out a combination ot unfavorable
weather and some volunteer h.". ,rA
ters will probably result in the .c-
letion of watermelon.
Add things we'd like to see in the
P. X.-some heat rash powder. Some
of the boys, and especially the cooks,
have some bad cases of heat raSm
-Cpl. Marvin Catter.
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July 17, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
THE TYNDALL TARGET
EDWARDS LEADS TORNADOES IN 8 TO 2 VICTORY
GETS 3 HITS IN 4 TIleS
AT BAT AGAINST
Flanagan and Davis Hold
Rifles to 2 Hits
In Game Here
Larrupin' Lou Edwards left a
hospital bed last Saturday to
lead the Tornadoes to an 8-2
triumph over the highly touted
Fort Bening Rifles nine.
Edwards, with his ailing ankle
well taped, slammed out three
hits in his four times at bat
and also twice crossed the plate
*Joe" Flanagan started on the
mound for the Tornadoes and re-
ceived credit for the victory,.
although relieved by Bill Davis
in the sixth. Flanagan allowed
the Benning team two runs on two
hits during his stay on the mound
while Davis held the enemy bat-
ters hitless for the last three
Clyde Didier, scrappy Tornadc
backstop, also contributed great-
ly to the Tyndall cause with 3
hits in five trips to the plate.
Capt. William Bessinger pitched
the entire game for the Rifles,
giving up 13 hits.
Sunday morning showers made the
diamond unfit for use for what
was to have been the second game
between the two teams.
Tomorrow the Tornadoes will
meet the local Naval Base nine on
the post athletic field. The
game will begin at 2 P.M..
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3 1 C
2 0 (
3 0 (
3 0 C
4 0 (
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3 1 1
31 2 :
Wright in 5th.
LRoak In 5th.
AB R I
5 1 :
5 1 1
5 1 1
4 2 1
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2 0 1
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Jackrel In 5th.
Planagan in 6th.
Edwards in 8th.
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
2 2 0 0 1 2 1 8
MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS
(As of Friday,
STARS IN RELIEF ROLE
Sgt. William Davis of the
Zebras, who relieved Tornado
hurler Flanagan in the 6th in-
ning of last Saturday's game.
Davis finished the contest by
blanking the Benning men in
both the "Hits" and "Runs"
RED CAPS WIN FROM
MARIANNA IN 14TH
Scrappy Verma White, Red Cap
centerfielder, came through with
a resounding triple in the 14th
inning to give the Tyndall men a
well-earned victory in their
game against the Marianna Avia-
tion team here last Sunday.
White's drive brought home third
baseman Blackmon with the run
that broke a 1-1 tie.
Weaks starred on the mound for
the Red Caps, striking out 12
enemy batters. However, he was
relieved in the ninth for a pinch-
hitter and Jenkins took over the
mound chores. The latter fanned
four and was credited with the
The game was scoreless until
the seventh when Marianna tallied
their lone run on a single, fly
out and double, The Tyndall men
evened the score in their half
of the stretch frame on two
singles and a fly out.
In the 13 games played this
season, the Red Caps have emerg-
ed victorious in 11. The two de-
feats were at the hands of the
Eglin and Napier Field nines,
but have since been avenged in
Weaks leads the Red Cap fling-
ers with a record of seven wins
against two losses. Jenkins is
undefeated in the three games he
has appeared and Baskett has a 1
and 0 record.
This Sunday the Red Caps will
meet the strong Bainbridge Avia-
tion nine here. The game i1
scheduled to start at 2:30 P.M.
"YER OUT!I "
Sgt. Donald (Duck) Shaw, ve-
teran arbitrator for Tornado
games is caught by the camera-
man in a typical pose. Shaw
hails from Philadelphia, where
he has been umpiring sand-lot
and industrial league games
for more than 15 years.
QM LEAD BOOSTED
TO 3 FULL GAMES
Cpl. Johnny Hnylka, recently
returned from furlough, paced
the QM bowlers to a triple win
over the Redbirds and thereby
boost the QM lead to three full
games. Only two more weeks of
tournament play remain in the
first half of the competition.
The Gunnermakers kept them-
selves in the running by taking
a three-game series from the
Medics. Back into third place
bounced the "Fighting 69th" keg-
lers by virtue of a three game
forfeit and the two out of three
loss by the Zebras at the hands
of the Bluebirds.
A forfeit by the White Flashes
to the Cloud Hopper quintet boost-
ed the latter into fourth place,
one game away from the Medics and
Zebras, who are tied for the
Ordnance also benefited by a
forfeit and rose above the .500
mark to tighten their grip on
seventh place. Due to the numer-
ous forfeits, plans are underway
to play the second half of the
tournament with an eight team
league. Any organization desir-
ing to enter a team in the second
half should contact Pfc. Gus
Blanco, league supervisor, at the
HOW THEY STAND: W L
Quartermaster........... 23 4
Gunnermakers............. 20 7
69th ...................... 1
Zebras........ .......... 18 9
Medies ................. 18 g
Cloud Hoppers ........... 17 10
Ordnance ...... ......... 18 12
Bluebirds ............... 13 14
508 BOWLERS STILL
LEAD IN OFFICERS'
Boosting a record of 6 straight
wins against no losses, the 508
bowlers continued to set the pace
in the second half of Tyndall's
officer kegling league.
The latest victims of the 508
pin men were the Ordnance quintet
who dropped three to the leaders
on Friday, July 9.
Resting in second place are the
MOQ bowlers with a 4-2 count.
The QM team took two of the three
games at the last meeting between
these two squads to climb into
Lt. Ward and his Post Exchange
keglers scored the upset of the
week when they swept their three
game series with the first half
winners, the 509 BOQ quintet.
Individual highs, each team:
Ward, (PX) 196, 154, 180 530
Day, (509) 167, 154, 180 501
Hinch'n (Qi) 181, 222, 180 583
Harley, (MOQ) 173, 189, 173 535
Daly (508) 166, 170, 179 515
Kenney, (ORD) 180, 205, 163- 548
Sgt: 'Where've you been all
KP: 'Filling the salt shak-
ers like you told me to, Sgt.'
Sgt: 'All that time?'
KP: 'Yep, it ain't easy pour-
ing salt through them little
Saturday, 'WINGS OVER THE PACIF-
IC,' Inez Cooper, Edward Norris.
Sun.-Mon., 'MR. LUCKY, Cary
Grant, Loraine Day.
Tuesday, 'SPITFIRE,' Leslie How-
ard, David Niven.
Wed.-Thur., "HIT THE ICE,' Abbott
Friday, 'THE YOUNGEST PROFESSION,'
Virginia Weidler, E. Arnold.
Sun.-Mon., 'China,' Loretta Young,
Tues. thruFri., 'The Human Comedy,'
Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan.
Late Show Wed., 'Johnny Doughboy,'
Saturday, 'Idaho,' Roy Rogers,
Late Show Sat., 'Pilot No. 5,'
Franchot Tone, Marsha Hunt.
Sun.-Mon., 'Chatterbox,' Joe E.
Brown, Judy Canova.
Tuesday, 'Power of the Press,'
Guy Kibbee, Gloria Dickson.
Wed.-Thur., 'Footlight Serenade,'
John Payne, Betty Grable.
Fri.-Sat., 'Prairie Law,' George
O'Brien, Virginia Vale.
July 17, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
INTER-SQUADRON SOFTBALL MEET GETS UNDER WAY
. OPPOSING PITCHERS IN SOFTBALL PLAY-OFFS
Remember Tuffy Leemans, sensa-
tional back of the New York
Giants professional football
team? Well, the Army rejected
him because of defective hearing.
He suffered a brain concussion in
a game against the Chicago Bears
last October, and impaired the
hearing of his left ear. With
most of the pro stars now in uni-
form, Tuffy will be a handy man
for the Giants when the opening
kickoff takes place a few months
Another baseball immortal has
apparently reached the end of the
road. Vernon 'Lefty' Gomez, who
won six world series games with-
out a defeat for the New York
Yankees probably has hurled his
last major league same. The
colorful Gomez was given his out-
right release by the Washington
Senators last week. Previous to
his tryout with the Senators, he
had been with the Boston Braves
and Phillies, this year, but
failed to make the grade.
HERE AND THERE.....Al Schacht,
clown prince of baseball, goes
abroad in August to entertain
troops...Lyn Lary, former major
league shortstop, is employed at
the Bell Aircraft Plant, Buffalo,
N.Y,...Third member of the St.
Louis Browns to be rejected by
the Army within a week is Catcher
Frankie Hayes. The other two
placed in the 4-F classification
were Shortstop Vern Stephens and
,First Baseman George McQuinn...
Dan Howley, who used to manage
theSt. Louis Browns, will con-
duct a baseball school at Fenway
Park for the Boston Red Sox.
Like all young and ambitious
fellows. Bill Cox, new owner of
the amazing Philadelphia Phillies,
doesn't hesitate to speak his
mind. It won't bb long, however,
before he learns that the fiery
type of criticism he recently
levelled at Ford Flick, president
of the National League, boomer-
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LEFT: Sgt. Eugene Maxwell TFresno, Calif., whom the Mddics are
counting on tohurl them into the Tyndall softball championship.
RIGHT: Pfc. Sam Knepper, star Ordnance flinger, who with his
twin brother Ben as his battery mate will attempt to bring the
softball trophy to the Ordnance dayroom.
angs. One often obtains better
results by quieter, if less direct
It may now be in order, since
Danny Litwhiler has started hit-
ting in vigorous fashion, for the
experts to change their tune and
claim they were right in the
first place when they said the
Cards got the better of that deal
with the Phils. In a recent
statement, Owner Bill Cox gave
the reasons why he felt the Phil-
lies had made a good trade, and
one of the points he cited was a
certain weakness Litwhiler had at
the plate. It seems as if some
of the other clubs haven't learn-
ed it yet.
Baseball's 'jinxed' uniform has
finally been retired. It was
originally worn by Pitcher Monty
Strattonof the Chicago White Sox.
He lost a leg in a hunting ac-
cident. The Sox sent the uni-
form to their Longview. Texas,
farm team. The pitcher who don-
ned the suit broke his leg in the
opening game. The uniform was
then inherited by the minor
league club's shortstop. His bat-
ting average slumped from .300 to
.110. It was then passed on to
.another pitcher who proceeded to
lose five straight games. The
club ordered the suit put out of
USO BENEFIT GOLF
TOURNEY TO BE
HELD AUG. I
All golfers in this vicinity,
including enlisted men, officers
and civilians, are inviteA to
participate in the USO benefit
golf tournament to be held at the
Panama Country Club on Sunday,
The competition will be under
the supervision of Bob Ford, golf
pro, and Cpl. Si Moye, Tyndall's
leading golf enthusiast. The
tournament will be played in
flights, with prizes going to all
Under the "flight" system, all
golfers, regardless of caliber,
will have an equal chance at the
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IN SECOND GAME
Third Game--If Necessary--
To Be Played Tomorrow
With the first of their three
game series already in the re-
cords, the Medic and Ordnance
softball teams meet again this
afternoon in their second con-
test to determine the champion of
the inter-squadron tournament.
Yesterday's game was played on
the Medics' diamond and at 5:30
P.M. today the two teams will
meet on the athletic field across
from the Ordnance day room.
Should a third game be neces-
sary it will be played off as
part of a double-header tomorrow
afternoon on the post athletic
field. The winning team will re-
ceive the gold athletic trophy in
addition to recognition as the
Sgt. Eugene Maxwell and Max
Senkine will be the battery for
the hospital men while Pfcs. Sam
and Ben Knepper will do the pitch-
ing and backstop work, respec-
tively, for the Ordnance squad.
Sunday's contest, if scheduled,
will begin at 2:00 P.M.
numerous prizes to be awarded.
No pre-qualifying score will be
necessary for prospective en-
trants. All that is required is
the approximate score whichshould
be turned in to Bob Ford at the
Club or to Si Moye at the 69th
The entrance fee is $2 with
clubs and luncheon furnished.
Proceeds beyond expenses will go
to the USO fund.
Arrangements are under way to
provide GI transportation, which
will leave the Personnel building
at 8 A.M.
Al1 men interested in attend-
ing boxing instruction classes
are asked to report to the Post
Athletic Field at 5:30 Wednes-
Daily workouts will be held
at the same time from then or,
unless otherwise announced.
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2THE TYNDALL TARGET
NEW STYLE WAIST-GUN WINDOW
Most of the boys have acquired a
deep sun tan ever since P. T became
a must. Besides that they have also
received a few bumps and scratches
since Lt. V. Day has been instruct-
ing them or the art of subduing a
brawler in the quietest and most ef-
ficient manner possible. In other
words, lessons in the art of JUDO.
The beer situation has become so
acute that we have had no. less than
seventy-five requests to tell the
editor about the medicinal and ali-
mentary qualities of beer. So the
best thing to do is to get the boys
some beer and let them drown their
We still haven't seen any part of
that musical play that Cpls. Mash-
burn and Menedez were contemplat-
ing on promoting. Incidentally. your
scribe will furnish the lyrics and
music all original.
S Sgt. S. See was planning to take
in the Stage Door Canteen while in
New York, but he was just going
there for food. Just like a G. I.-
always thinking about food.
BANTER: T,5Gr. H. Wilkinson.
and Pvts. E. Starling, L. Walding,
and B. B. Stetson are all going
steady and are seriously planning to
middle aisle it in the very near fu-
ture Lt. John R. Philpot is go-
ing to school soon and will have to
revert from "gigs to books" .
What Guardian is rushing "Paula of
the PX" off her feet and is trying to
convince her that he's better than a
civilian? Pvts. Joseph Schrader
and E. Ace are trying to get Con-
gress to pass a bill giving G. I.'s two
furloughs every month. And ever
since Pvt. R. Duvernoy's missus
came down to P. C., Robert has for-
saken his friends and the PX com-
pletely Pvts. J. Perrotta and H.
Schreiber's wives are to be in P. C.
soon to check on their husbands' ac-
tivities And Pvt. W. Smith, of
the famous Blue Room, is confronted
by a serious problem these days:
Whether to eat and sleep or to sleep
MAN OF THE WEEK: Sgt. Clar-
ice Taunton hails from Alexandar
City. Ala, and is 26 years old. Clarice
has been in the army about 30
months and is one of the most effic-
ient men in the Guardians. His du-
ties came under the classification of
duty sergeant and these duties are
performed with the maximum of
efficiency. His wife and baby daugh-
ter live in Panama City but are an-
xiously waiting for the day to re-
turn to Alexandar City, Ala. Sgt.
Taunton used to work in a textile
factory before coming in the Army.
--Cl. Sam Marotta.
With the scheduled reorganiza-
tion of our squadron, rumors are
created fast and furious. Most of
them originating in other than the
sleeping quarters. The most popu-
lar and most hoped for is the plan
which calls for the consolidation of
our squadron with the WAACs.
Cpl. Walker had an opptrunity to
find out whether "absence really
makes the heart grow fonder." He
spent a quiet and restful week-end
with the boys. For a pastime,
checked on the C. Q. every half lou,.
For a gift next Christmas he's go-
ing to ask Santa to b:ing him a bul-
letin board with extra big lettering
The smell of freshly cut grass
around the barracks may be attri-
buted by Pvt. O'Neal's extracuricu-
lar activities. A fine- showing of
squadron spirit Mr. O'Neal.
The most perplexed people in the
organization are the C. Q.'s who
can't figure out the presence of a
Old style plexiglass window is shown on the left. Note the
curves around the hole for the gun mount socket. New style is
shown on the right. Note the smooth surface around the gun
ENGLISH FOOD 'DULL
In a letter received on this
field by T/Sgt. Donald G. Mac-
Laren and his brother Pvt. James
MacLaren, indirectly from an
aunt, Mrs. Dorothy Pitts, in
Chelmsford, England; the follow-
information may be of interest to
the "Target" readers. We quote
from the letter:
'It really is heartening that
the war has taken such a hopeful
turn and that the offensive is
all on our side. It really must
be Hell in Germany nowadays in
the round-the-clock-bombing. I
don't envy them as they certain-
ly asked for it and it's amusing
to read their propaganda now
which says we started it. The
German people must have very
short memories if they've for.
gotten how elated they were when
they were told London was burn-
ing and almost razed to the
'Our rations remain about the
same and we are quite used to
them and they keep us quite fit.
It is difficult to vary one's
menu as I dare say you heard*
Mrs. Roosevelt say 'Our food was
rather dull, but quite adequate.'
bed in 'the 'Orderly Room and not
being allowed to sleep in it. The
only reason might be for the over-
worked clerks' convenience.
To Sgt. Matz, Panama City is as
good a place as the Stage Door Can-
teen. For it is there he found his
lovely excuse for the regular visits
in rain or shine. He never pictured
Florida to be almost as fruitful a
place as Cincinnati.
--; Sgt. William Solomon.
The teacher was testing the
knowledge of the kindergarten
class. Placing a half dollar
on the desk, she asked sharp-
ly, 'What is it?'
A small voice, that of a
first sergeant's youngster,
rang out from the back row,
Two little girls were sit-
ting on the curb in front of
'My sister's going to get
'Yup. ,She's upstairs now
getting her torso ready.'
DESIGN NEW WINDOW FOR
L.R. Bechtel, foreman of the
sheet metal shoo at the 86th Sub-
Depot, and Ivan Kramer, assistant
foreman, have received favorable
comment from the armament section
for their idea of a change in de-
sign on the B-34 airplane waist-
Due to the compound curves in
the original glass window, the
gunner's vision was limited, thus
preventing him from firing at all
angles. The new style window as
designed by Bechtel and Kramer,
with its flat surface, increases
the gunner's vision 100%p In a
number of tests the new window
has proved to be superior to the
old, and it is so simplified in
design that it can be installed
in a B-34 airplane (both sides)
ineight hours time.
This is not the first improve-
ment that these two men have made
on airplane equipment. They re-
ceritly attached an accumulator on
the return hydraulic line of the
tow target reel of the AT-,6A air-
plane. This device equalizes the
pressure in the line and relieves
the backward surge on the line
and on the motor, thereby elimin-
ating broken lines and reducing
excessive motor wear.
While at Douglas Aircraft, Mr.
Bechtel received two certificates
of award for new ideas, one for
his improvement on a spring wind-
er, the patent rights which he
now holds, and one for his im-
provement on a bond-allowance
We had a visitor the other eve-
ning, and it can't be said that
he was welcome. That little pole
kitty must have heard that we had
a lot of gas masks down here and
deicded to borrow one to escape
his enemy the paper mill.
To get away from it all quite a
few of the fellows have been vol-
unteering for the 'grass detail'-
the dew berry season is over, or
didn't you know?
The complaint department is now
1. We wonder if it would be too
much trouble for the bus drivers
to tell us when they aren't going
to make the trip around the field
This weekfor lack of the unusual
we give an imaginary WAAC's dad
Your mom is very busy like all
women these days and asks me to
write you for her. She's an air raid
spotter and in a: first aid Ainit now,
and, she is also working tvo after-
noons a week in a war factory,
which keeps her pretty occupied ex-
cept when she is not ragging me
about keeping weeds out of the Vic-,
tory garden. She is also reading
folders about the WAFC, or Wom-
en's Auxiliary Ferry Service which
she -thinks has something to do with
ferryboats. She always liked riding
I have passed my VDW voluntaryy
dish washer) test, your mother says,
and am now a regular for the dura-
tion. I am also doing well in the
HTC (housework training corps) and
will complete my basic in a few
days. The only requirement for get-
ting into the VDW and HTC is that
a man may be too old for combat
and pass an aptitude test to prove if
he is any good around the house.
I can cook, hake, mend, make beds
any everything now and do not mind
it. What gets me is that I am alone
so much now with you in the
WAACs and mom in almost every-r
thing, the solitude is beginning tc
bother me. I sit alone so much
waiting for your mother to come
home and pay some attention to the
Did you know Rags was quitting
me, too? The pooch was about my
only companion, but he is acting
pretty belligerently lately and I have
a hunch he is trying to get into the
D.D.S. (Dogs for Defense Service).
That will leave me and the cat at
Well, we men musn't beef. We
must all be little home builders these
days, I suppose, and keep the home
fires burning while the womenfolks
are taking care of the war. Every
time I kick a little your mother says
that I should remember that the
women today are keeping us men
from slavery under the Axis, and we
should keep our traps shut and get
on with the dishes.
Everything is going all right. I
haven't been able to use the car foi
two weeks, the bus line has suspend-
ed, our butcher sells only jowls and
kidneys with now and then a little
tripe, and there is a milk strike. An-
other training plane hit the barn last
week. The cutworms are in the to-
mato plants, thd beans have a blight
of some kind and I got poison ivy
weeding the beets.
Well, take care of yourself in the
Dimpled Dragoons, and your mother
says to remember to wear your
rubbers when you drill in wet grass
Also she wants to know if you hav,
enough blankets for COOL NIGHTS
If not she will send you one off m3
at 10 o'clock on Sunday evening?
We wonder what the attraction
is out the Shipyard way for the
'Lethargy Kid' Cpl. McMurtrie --
almost every night last week!
What is this strange power that
Cpl. Senkinc seems to have over
the local belles? He claims that
he gets letters from one of them,
and that he has never seen her!
That regular visitor to Ward 4,
Sgt. Rearick, is back on the job
once again. The object of his
visitations has'gone home to re-
cover from that operation.
Pfc. Sandone wasn't to be
trusted Tuesday morning as he was
cutting hair. The Sandones are
now the proud parents of a daugh-
-S/Sgt. C.S. Laubly
P age 12
TRE TYKDBLC TARGET
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THIS WEEK'S X- WORD PUZZLE
"They set him up that way for dress inspection-
once he moves, his uniform's a wreck!"
1-Limbs 30-If we want to
5-The Yankee ones remember ....
are bringing new Harbor, we
glor to O should buy war
11-. ... the harvest bonds to 31-
12-Part of an Across the Jap
obstacle course 31-See 36-Across
13-Ft. Meade is in 33-Before
this State 35-Half the Navy
15-Overambitlous is here
aggressors (ab.) 36-Hlif shot
16-Army Service 37--This is playing
h- mab.) a major role in
17-He manages the the current war
N. Y. Giants 40-Kind of uniform
18-Leather working recently shed
19-Castor oil comes 42-How goldbricks
in big ones like to be
22-Stalingrad 43-What America
arouses Russia did to her feet
(ab.) after Pearl
24-Poker term Harbor
8--Where enlisted 44-Clothing ...
men become don't affect the
officers (ab.) Army much
1-The Yanks at
one for the Japs
2--There's a good
one for every-
thing ybu do in
3-What you'd like
to do to Musso-
4-We should watch
out for him at
5-The opposite of
this is this
6-The Army makes
giants out 'em
7-This Fort is in
8-Kind of uniform
9-You're in the
you're not be-
'hind the ... .
14-This goes with 29-Crapshooter's
18-It's often policed 30-Soup ingredient
In the Army 31-Tiers
20-Kind of sign 32-At the crest
Hitler's getting 34-Sgt. Jpe Louis is
from the Allies the Army's best
21-Enthusiastic man in this
26-This General 3Flt backwards
commands the 3- ... swat as
A. A.F. apple dciderl
27-Flying Fortressess 41-Org ed Sc-
are good ones waw (b.)
Reprinted from Ft. Wood, (Mo.) News
SOLUTION ON PAGE 11.
WHEN SLEEPING IN the field with-
out a cot, spread your'raincoat over
your improvised bed. This will prevent
the ground dampness from chilling
AVOID ALL UNNECESSARY move-
ment while observing. It may disclose
your position to the enemy.
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