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Samiof, Cpl. Neil Pooser, Pfc.
T/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter, S/Sgt.
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gomery, S/Sgt. R. Keough, Sgt.
P. Terry, Sgt. J. Marsick, S/Sgt.
J. Webster, Pvt. W. Daniels, Cpl.
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A NEW SPORT
The Army created something
of a storm in the intercolleg-
iate sports world when it pro-.
hibited cadets and other sold-
iers at colleges from partici-
pating in intercollegiate
football and other such sports.
But the AAF Training Command
has come through with a sports
event which can do a good job
of replacing football, basket-
ball and other inter-school
The first of these events
was held at Tyndall Field
last weekend. It was the gun-
nery contest among the na-
tion's six flexible gunnery
While the spectators at the
shoots are, by necessity,
limited in number, the rivalry
among-the contestants can be
just as great as that between
two college teams.
These contests will help to
whet the interest of gunnery
students and will make them
work harder. And the rivalry
engendered should make the
entire personnel at the gun-
nery schools take more pride
in the students that they turn
And somehow it looks like
it would be a lot more fun to
fire a deadly machine gun from
a plane at a cloth target than
it would to make a 12-yard run
around left end.
Daughter: 'I can't marry him,
mother. He is an atheist and
does not believe in hell.'
Mother: 'Marry him, my dear:
between us we will convince him
that he is wrong.'
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
Ser' ie at Thea er
7:30 F.M.... EEvenng Worship
12:15 F.M.... Protestant Wor-
sh!p Se -;'ce
5:30 P.M............... Mass
7:30 P.M....Ch-1 Rehearsal
5:30 F.M............... Mass
5:30 F.M............... Mass
7:30 P.M..... ewish Servilc
7:00 P.M........ onfessions
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he Io
present at the Chapel)
CiESTIONi: 'VHAT FEATURE OF 'HE
TARGET DC YOU LIKE BEST?
Interviews and Photos
Py SGT. SI UPCHURCH
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A PRAYER TO HAKE US BETTER AHERICANS
Give me a dood digestion, Lord,
And also something to digest.
Give Le a healthy body, Lord,
With sense to keen it at its best.
Give me a healthy mind, good Lord,
To keen the good and nure in sight,
Which seeing sin, is not anoalled,
But finds a iwau to set it right.
Give me a mind that is not bored,
That does not whimner, whine, or sigh.
Don't let me worry overmuch
Aboutthat fussy thing called "I".
Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the race to see a joke.
Let me 8et honniness from life
And nass it on to other folk.
ALINE WILLIAMS, Fost Exchange:
"I think I like 'As a GI Sees
t' best, while my second
-hoi-e is 'M'y Favto'rie Fhoto'."
SGT. HARLAN, BAKER, Fe-FonnrrI
hf '.age ,nnt2: "G oamn ars
car tj anL I A a SI S3- s _-t'.
Thit I r ad t> U'ahol- thing."
CFL. ESTELLE V. RYA Post
Legal Offie: "I like Good-
man's cartoon foi its sati.-,
And often the Chaplain's Col-
umn has some good reading in
it--iuch a: the letter which
w.s printed in the last t,,,c
S/SGo. ERNST SOLOMON, YCOIC,
Officers' Fersonnel: "Good-
man's cartoon. It expresses
in a satirical way the averag-
GI's gripes, gripes that we
can-t ma ak- publicly ourselves.
r'd like to Set Tyndall GalJs
S/SGT. DOUGLAS WADSWORTH,
Assistant Sergeant Major, Per-
sonn:, "I'll take Mali Call.
an- 7oodvanrs cartoon. i'
like to see -r p ictla vs o
footle and activities on the
LAREDO TEAM WINS FIRST GUNNERY TOURNEY
FORT MYERS OUTFIT IS
SECOND, TYNDALL 5TH
IN MEET HERE
In the first of a series of
competitive contests conducted
among teams of the Air Forces
Gunnery Schools here the team
from Zachry Field, Laredo, Tex..
bested five other school outfits.
The Texas school team won over
teams from Buckingham Field,
Fort Myers, Fla.; the Harlingen,
Tex., Gunnery School; the Las
Vegas, Nevada, base; Tyndall
Field and the Kingman, Ariz.,
school. The teams finished in
that order after two days of com-
petition of events including all
phases of gunnery training. The
events ranged from skeet shoot-
ing on regular ranges to air-to-
air firing at aerial tow tar-
In the skeet shoot the Laredo
team took first place with a
score of 222 with Las Vegas sec-
and with 221. The Harlingen team.
had 206 for third place, with
Buckingham Field fourth with 193,
Tyndall Field fifth with 192,
and Kingman sixth with 123.
In firing from moving bases
the Laredo team took another
first with a 189 score. Las
Vegas was second with 184 and
Fo"t Myers nosed out Tyndall
Field for third, 174 to 173.
Harlingen was fifth and Kingman
In the third event, moving tar-
get competition, Fort Myers cap-
tured first with a score of 168
with Harlingen second with 165
and Laredo third with 134. King-
man with 121, Las Vegas with 102
and Tyndall Field with 92 finish-
ed in that order.
The three man team from Buck-
ingham Field took the calibre .50
machine gun stripping contest.
Assembling their weapons in a
total time of 2:15:49.
In air-to-air firing at towed
aerial targets the team from Las
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ON RECORD PROGRAM
A rare treat is in store for
Tyndall's music lovers at to-
morrow afternoon's "Encore Hour."
W/O Joshua Missal, who super-
vises the 1 P.M. hour of recorded
music, announced that Leopold
Stokowski's recording of Shosta-
kovitch's 5th Symphony has been
selected for Sunday's Post Theater
Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony is
famed for its popularity with
members of the armed forces.
Wherever performed, its tempo and
mood has quickly taken hold of
the audience and sustained the
tension until the last note has
The Stokowski recording was
made with the Philadelphia Sym-
Yanks "Chute the Works" on Sicily
Signal Corps Radio Photo by Camp Newspaper Service
Lt. Col. C. W. Kouns was the
first officer to bail out into the inky
blackness just before dawn when
the United Nations forces invaded
Sicily Saturday July 10. He was fol-
lowed by enlisted men of his unit.
BAND TO BE FEATURED
IN THEATER PROGRAM
"Just Music," a novelty pro-
gram arranged under the super-
vision of the Special Service
Office, will be presented at the
Post Theater on Monday night in
lieu of the second showing of the
regular movie fare.
The music of the Tyndall Field
Band will be featured, with spec-
ial numbers by both the concert
and dance band groups. Mrs. Ruth
Vun Kannon, S/Sgt. Dwight Boil-
eau and the band's Pfc. Jimmy
Coniff will handle the vocal
assignments. In addition, there
will be numbers by the Victor-
ette Sextet and an exhibition of
the "Boogie Woogie" by Cpl. Nick
Ammadio. Special arrangements
of musical scores for the band
have been made by Pfc. Jimmie
A successful preview of "Just
Music" was presented at the Post
Hospital last night for the en-
tertainment for the patients. Mon-
day's performance will begin at
8:30 P.M., with Sgt. Bernard
Reinitz as master of ceremonies.
TYNDALL LIBRARY GETS
3,000 NEW BOOKS
"The acquisition of 3,000 new
books, new comfortable furniture
and an enlarged and redecorated
reading room will make Tyndail's
Library, upon the completion of
alterations, one of the finest in
the AAF," stated Lt. Donald G.
Moore, officer in charge.
Despite the increased patronage
of the library's facilities in
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They were part of a force which
took the western end of the island.
During the flight to the objective
the paratroopers' nerves were com-
pletely relaxed. Some o' them slept
soundly until just before the com-
mand to jump.
THIS WEEK'S COVER
Forming the cover of this
week's Target are the members
of the six gunnery teams which
competed here last weekend in
the first inter-school aerial
Reading a-la-timepiece, at
1 o'clock is the outfit from
Kingman Field. Tyndall's men
are at the 3 o'clock spot. At
5 o'clock you see the team from
Las Vegas. Harlingen's quartet
is at 7 o'clock, the champion
Laredo team at 8 o'clock and
Fort Myers at 10 o'clock.
In the center is Sgt. Russell
E. Jones, of Buckinghan Field,
high individual scorer of the
6 'GUNNERS OF THE
WEEK' ARE CHOSEN
Six gunners--chosen as the
"Gunners of the Week" in their
respective squadrons--are pic-
tured on the back cover of this
This new feature of honoring
the ace gunners in each student
squadron was inaugurated by the
Department of Training to help
spur the interest of student
Also picked this week was the
first "Gunner of the Class,"
Sgt. Wyndham Mortimer of Class
Each "Gunner of the Week" will
be entitled to wear a badge de-
noting the honor which he has re-
ceived. Each week, a new gunner
will be selected as gunner of
the week and at the time of the
class graduation, one of them
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SGT. MORTIMER IS
OF HIS CLASS'
Major Johnston Is Speaker
'Determination, nerves of
steel, and good old American guts
are the ingredients necessary to
bring back victory," declared
Major Harrison R. Johnston, stu-
dent commandant, at the gradua-
tion exercises of Class 43-29 on
The major also brought to the
attention of his audience to'q
increased improtance of the gun-
ner now that more and more bomb-
ers are being sent out on mis-
sions without fighter escort.
Lt. William J. Cleary, com-
manding officer of Squadron "D",
was chairman of the ceremonies.
Praising the excellent record of
the class, Lt. Cleary gave due
credit to the instructors, both
flight and section, for their
part in graduating this, "the
best class of gunners ever to
leave Squadron D."
Chosen as "Gunner of the Class"
was Sgt. Wyndham G. Mortimer, of
Dayton, Ohio. Sgt. Mortimer was
one of the dozen men of the class
who, because of their outstanding
records, were selected to remain
at Tyndall as instructors.
The third class of French gun-
ners to graduate from this field
were members of 43-29, and their
commander, Lt. Guy Lepeu, ex-
pressed gratification for the en-
thusiastic cooperation being giv-
en to the men of his unit by the
soldiers of Tyndall Field in par-
ticular and the U.S. Army in gen-
The floal speaker on the pro-
gram was Chaplain William Dorney,
recently assigned here. Chaplain
Dorney delivered an inspiring
message and expressed fullest
confidence that the members of
this class will acquit themselves
with honor in combat and live up
to the respect and admiration
commanded by the American aerial
gunners, which he said, quoting
author John Steinbeck, "is far
and away out of proportion with
their military rank."
CADETS OUTWIT MEDICS
IN QUIZ CONTEST
A knowledge stocked team of
aviation cadets outwitted the
Medic quartet of mental giants
in last week's "Information
Tease. The score was 29-12.
Representing the cadets were
A/C's Levine, Loy, Mattoon and
Zindar. The Medics had a strong
team "on paper," with S/Sgt.
Charles Laubly, T/Sgt. Eddie
Matonak, T/3 Volk and T/4 Max-
well, doing their best, which
This week's information quiz
has been postponed due to the
"Just Music" presentation at the
Post Theater on Monday night.
July 24, 1943
TFIF: TYNn~.T.T TARr.~j~TT
FORT MYERS OUTFIT IS
SECOND, TYNDALL 5TH
IN MEET HERE
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Vegas took first with a 408 total
with Harlingen second with 385
and Laredo third with 355. Tyn-
dall Field was fourth with 330,
Fort Myers fifth with 297 and
Lingman sixth with 284.
Spectators included such high
ranking officers as Brig. Gen.
Martinus Stenseth, Commanding
General of the 36th Training Wing;
and Brig. Gen. James Williams,
Commanding General of the 29th
Training Wing; Col. George E.
Henry, Commanding the McCarran
Field unit; Lt. Col. Richard R.
Waugh, Buckingham Field's Comman-
der; Lt. Col. Douglas Keeney,
acCarrar. Field; Majors R.W. Isac-
son and Lawson Clary, Jr., re-
presenting Kingman Field; Capt.
E.S. Watson, McCarran; and Lts.
John W. Stanley, Buckingham; Ken-
neth G. Maule, Harlingen; W.D.
Reis, Kingman; and John B. Wall-
ace, Laredo. The officers were
welcomed by Lt. Col. Jack L.
Randolph, Commander of Tyndall
It was interesting to note that
the only two left-handers in the.
competition were Tyndall men;
Sgts. Dale M. Larson and Dee
The event, originated by the
Flying Training Command, was the
first in a series of gunnery com-
petitions to be held monthly at
various schools, Tyndall being
chosen as the site of the initial
match. Lt. Col. Jack L. Randolph
was well satisfied with the con-
test, as a whole, and anticipates
"better luck for the Tyndall men
Capt. Graydon D. Hubbard, dir-
ector of ground training, was
officer in charge of the Tyndall
The complete list of competi-
tors include three team members
and an alternate for each base.
Tyndall Field, Panama City,
Fla., Army Air Forces Southeast
Training Center: Sgt. J.D.
Brooks, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
J.D. Brooks, Cleveland, Okla.;
Sgt. Dee Atknson, son of Mrs. A.
Atkinson, 319 E. 4th St., Tuscon,
Ariz.; Sgt. Dale M. Larson, son
of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Larson, 1522
W. Augusta St., Spokane, Wash.;
and alternate Sgt. Wayne H. Mac-
Intyre, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Maclntyre of Wellington, Kan.
Buckingham Field, Fort Myers,
Fla., Army Air Forces Southeast
Training Center: Sgt. Martin
Hollis, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.C.
Hollis, 4330 Lazard St., Chattan-
ooga, Tenn.; Sgt. Eugene Bucki,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Bucki,
264 Holly St., Buffalo, N.Y.;
Sgt. Russell E. Jones, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Win. E. Jones, South
Road, Orange, Mass.; and alter-
nate Sgt. L.K. Irwin, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J.H. Irwin, Kerrville,
Harlingen Aerial Gunnery School,
Harlingen, Tex., Gulf Coast Air
Force Training Center: Sgt. Cur-
tis Kinney, whose wife, Susan
lives at Route 1, Waco, Tex.;
THE TYNDALL TARGET
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
Anyone desiring to submit a photo 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.
'W u k
This is the picture that all Tyndall Field has been waiting
for these past few weeks. It is the unposed-for photograph of
a former lumberjack, cafe operator, theatre usher and manager,
veterinarian's assistant, butcher and poultry dealer, pots and
pans salesman, newspaper circulation assistant, hat salesman,
minstrel star, and dishwasher, who has called Troy, New York,
Hollywood, Palm Springs, and Avalon (Catalina Island), Califor-
nia, his "home town" at some time or other during the last de-
cade. This "babe-in-the-woods" pictured above is the six-
months-old likeness of one of Tyndall's most loquacious, but
harmless, wolves, whose 180 lbs. of brawn and brains are con-
centrated daily on the main Vari-typer upon which is typed most
of the Target's weekly copy.
The innocent-looking, angelic-like, tot above, is, of course,
none other than that veteran Target staff member, Sgt..Saul
Samiof. Self-touted as a "man of mystery," Samiof finally
broke down and gave us some intimate details of his early life.
He was born in Troy, New York, where he remained until reaching
the ripe age of 18. ATter that, life began for the adventurous
Saul. "I went directly to Hollywood, after my eighteenth birth-
day," said Saul, "because things were getting 'too hot' in up-
state New York."
Due to the necessity of conserving space, we cannot even be-
gin to relate the dozens upon dozens of "incidents" in "Sammy's"
colorful adolescent career. Suffice to say, Saul is with us
now, despite numerous stories, pro and con, we still believe he
is single. As far as we know, the closest he ever came to mar-
riage was the day one of his girl friends from Alabama brought
her father along "for the ride. "
S/Sgt. Isaac Campbell, with his
wife Erna Ruth lives at Harlin-
gen; S/Sgt. Richard T. Moss,
wife, Thelma M., Harlingen; and
alternate Sgt. Stanley R. Gordon,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
R. Gordon, 6611 Fish Pond Road,
McCArran Field, Las Vegas, Nev.,
West Coast Air Force Training
Center: Sgt. Patrick McHugh,
son of Mr. and Mrs. B.H. McHugh
of 1111 Ash, Pelly, Tex.; Sgt.
Edward Dugan, son of Mrs. Mamie
Dugan, 1583 Church St., Indians,
Pa.; Sgt. Marcell D. Durbin,
wife, Evelyn, 709 E. 9th St.,
Muncie, Ind.; and alternate Sgt.
Harold S. Clark, whose wife Doris,
resides at 5942 Theodosia, St.
Kingman Field, Kingman, Ariz.,1
West Coast Air Forces Training
Center: Sgt. Robert Grabowski,
whose sister, Mrs. Wm. McLain,
lives at 1331 Florence St.,
Evansville, Ind.; Sgt. Don R.
Petrie, son of Mr. and Mrs. LP.
Petrie, ofEncinidas, Calif.; Sgt.
Chas. R. Parkhill, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C.R. Parkhill, Oto, Iowa;
and alternate Sgt. Ray England,
whose wife Helen, lives at 805
Cedar St., Kansas City, Mo.
Zachry Field, Laredo, Tex.,
Gulf Coast Air Force Training
Center: Sgt. Bert F. Jordan, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Jordan, of
Lake Villa, Ill.; Sgt. Albert V.
Baumann, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.V.
Baumann, West MacPherson Highway,
Fremont, Ohio; Sgt. Edward W.
Dailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.X.
Dailey, 1110 S. LaBrea Ave.,
Inglewood, Calif.; and alternate
Sgt. Warren Henderson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter R. Henderson of
Scoring of points in the events
was on the basis of one point for
first place, two for second, three
for third, etc. In the overall
total Laredo with 13 points was
first; Fort Myers with 14 second
and Las Vegas and Harlingen tied
for third with 15 each. Tyndall
Field was fifth with 21 and King-
was sixth with 27.
High individual scorer of the
meet was Sgt. Russell E. Jones,
of Buckingham Field. One of the
outstanding performances of the
meet, was by Sgt. Wayne M. Mac-
Intyre, of Tyndall Field, who re-
assembled a calibre .50 machine
gun while blindfolded in the
amazing time of 27 minutes, 55
seconds. Sgt. MacIntyre, how-
ever, was an alternate team mem-
ber and his time was not counted
in competition. Each three man
team also had one alternate.
BILL TO PROVIDE
A bill which would provide
funds to service men and women
after the war so that they may
continue their education in
training schools and colleges has
been introduced in the Senate.
The measure, which was referred
to the Ccmmittee on Education ann
Labor, calls for the allocation
of funds to be loaned to "any
male or female person who since
December 7, 1941, has served in
the armed forces of the United
States, or in any auxiliary of
the armed forces of the United
States, or as a merchant seaman,
and has received an honorable
discharge, or honorable release
from such service."
The loans would be for payment
of living expenses of the stu-
dents and their dependents, not
to exceed $1,200 a year. Tuition
fees, books and supplies would be
paid for directly by the govern-
The loans for living expenses
will be made without collateral,
will bear one percent annual in-
terest, and be repayable in 10
If the person receiving the
loan receives a certificate from
the educational institution he
attends showing that he or she
shown good faith and diligence in
his work, only half of the amount
borrowed will have to be paid
The bill was introduced by
Senator Pepper of Florida.
Rugged ? 69th
We take a great deal of pride
in our squadron area which is now
colorfully landscaped with flower
beds in each barracks yard, shrubs
and fir trees here and there,
white picket fence, and a fine
thick stand of grass. Particular
credit for this work goes to three
hard-working buddies: Sgt. Sal-
strum, Pvt. Turner and Pvt. Clamp.
Sgt. Salstrum directs the care
and maintenance of the entire
area, while Pvt. Turner, of the
Greenhouse, provides us with
plants and sets, fertilizer and
plenty of good advice about land-
scaping. Pvt. clamp builds and
paints fences, walks and arbors.
We want to take this opportunity
to commend you fellows on the
fine job you are doing.
'Welcome back' to S/Sgt. Win-
gard, Cpl. Franza and Pfc. Coe.
Once you get sand in your shoes,
fellas, you always come back to
What happened to Joe Blow, our
'banty' rooster, is an unsolved
mystery. The fact that he crows
lustily.each morning somewhere in
the vicinity of the WAC barracks
leads to any number of interest-
ing speculations. It may be that
Sgt. Pickett was in need of an
alarm clock; or perhaps Joe just
got lonesome for a bit of femin-
Like the city postman who goes
for a hike on his day off, we
have known Sgt. Balluff, our
motion picture projectionist, to
spend an evening off by going to
NP: 'What were you doing chasing
Dogface: 'Enjoying my constitu-
tional rights--life, liberty and
the Pursuit of happiness!'
July 4eVInAT.T. 'ArC.V'T
TYNDALL LIBRARY GETS
3,000 NEW BOOKS
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the past two months, Lt. Moore
believed that it willbe necessary
to close "shop" for one or two
weeks in order to complete the
extensive alterations, which also
includes a new linoleum floor.
At present, the staff is busily
engaged in cataloguing the 3,000
new books which were purchased by
the 4th Service Command from more
than fifty leading publishers.
In addition to setting aside a
section of the library for loung-
ing and a music corner, there
will also be available six new
Saturday, 'TWO SENORITAS FROM
CHICAGO,' Jinx Falkenburg.
Sun.-Mon., 'BACKGROUNG TO DANGER.'
George Raft, Brenda Marshall.
Tuesday, 'SALUTE FOR THREE,' Mc-
Donald Carey, Betty Rhodes.
Wed.-Thur., 'STORMY WEATHER,'
Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway.
Friday, 'APPOINTMENT IN BERLIN,'
George Sanders, Marge Chapman.
Sun.-Mon., 'BATAAN,' Robert
Taylor, George Murphy.
Tues. thru Fri., 'DUBARRY WAS A
LADY,' Red Skelton, Gene Kelly.
Late Show Wed., 'SWING YOUR PART-
NER,' Lulubelle and Scotty.
Saturday, 'THE MAN FROM THUNDER
RIVER,' Wild Bill Elliott.
Late Show Sat., 'EDGE OF DARK-
NESS,' Errol Flynn.
Sun.-Mon., 'GILDERSLEEVE'S BAD
BOY,' Harold Peary.
Tuesday, 'NO PLACE FOR A LADY,'
Wm. Gargan, Margaret Lindsay.
Wednesday, 'LADY IN A JAM,' Irene
Dunne, Patric Knowles.
Thursday, 'MEN OF TEXAS,' Robert
Fri.-Sat., 'DEATH RIDES THE
PLAINS,' Bob Livingston.
Army Air Force bombers struck the islands of Japan proper
this week. A force of Liberators, operating, it was believed,
either from Attu or Amchitka, in the Aleutians, bombed the Jap
base of Paramushiro, sometimes called the Japanese Pearl Har-
bor, at the northern tip of the Kurile peninsula which extends
northward from Japan. This map, drawn by Pfc. Harry Bardi of
the Target staff, shows the location of Pararwuhir;. 965 iiles
from Amchitka and 1,200 miles north of Tokyo.
Anyone lose a carrier pig-
The Post Engineers at Tyn-
dall Field a couple of weeks
ago rescued a wounded feathered
friend near the Civilian War
Housing project during a storm.
Her (or his) identity is un-
Being attached to the Post
Signal Office for rations, the
brown and white bird is kept
on the screened front porch of
the Signal Office, its leg-
bands saying that it is a mem-
ber of the army serial number
and all but that's the only
Lt. Herbert K. Meek says that
the wires have been busy, try-
ing to find the home station of
the bird, but today Tyndall's
bird is still homeless.
Proud Father: 'How do you like
Army life, son? Quite a number
of new turns for a fellow to get
used to, I suppose?'
Pfc. Son: 'You bet. At night
you turn in, and just as you are
about to turn over, somebody
turns up and says 'Turn out. '
Well, our first week of school
is over and much to our relief,
most of the fellows are none the
worse for wear. All the talk
about phase checkers really had
us sweating it out, but the class
came through our first cal. .50
machine gun check with an average
When we first stepped into the
machine gun room last Monday, I
thought I would never be able to
learn all the nomenclature. But
through the efforts of our in-
structors and a little work on
our part we are picking it up.
A lot of credit goes bo the nom-
enclature board now standing in
our .ay room, where every part
of the cal. .50 machine gun is
mounted and named. It has helped
many of us fellows to get the
names of parts we missed in
Now that we are entering on our
second week of school we are all
looking forward to the range work
that starts this week. Of course
it is only the miniature range
where we go this week, but we
realize that we have to start
from the bottom and work up to
bigger guns and ranges.
Life at Squadron C isn't half
as bad as some of us fellows
thought it would be. The bar-
racks and day room rank with the
best on the field and we are hop-
ing to be on the top row when the
next inspection comes around Sat-
urday. So fellows, lets pull
together this week and get 'C'
up on top.
WIN SERIES, TAKE
Following a 6-0 victory over
the Medic softballers on Friday,
the Ordnance sluggers repeated
their performance on Saturday
with a 5-2 win to take the two-
out-of-three series and clinch
the Tyndall softball champion-
Sgt. "Cappy" Cappiello hurled
the Ordnance men to their 5-2
triumph on Saturday, after Sam
Knepper had shut out the Medics
on Friday. Capniello allowed two
hits, with the Medics scoring
their pair of runs on an error
and a home run.
By winning the softball crown,
the Ordnance men also clinched
the coveted athletic trophy
awarded by the Special Service
Office to the squadron amassing
the greatest number of points in
the numerous inter-squadron com-
ORDNANCE AB R H
Bliznik, 3b 2 0 1
Cappiello, 2b 4 2 2
Bailey, lb 3 1 2
Ridulph, as 3 1 2
Stephens, If 3 2 1
Strakal, cf 2 0 1
Sig und, rf 3 0 1
Wood, re 3 0 0
Knepper, c 2 0 0
Knepper, p 3 0 1
To als 28 6 11
MEDICS AB R H
Sollon, 2b 3 0 0
Jackrel, ss 3 0 0
Senkine, c 2 0 0
Tarr, re 3 0 0
Orange, 3b 3 0 0
Sedmak, Ib 3 0 1
Kulikowski, If 3 0 0
Yuhas ef 2 0 0
Maxweil, p 3 0 0
Ellis, rf 3 0 1
Totals 28 0 2
MEDICS AB R 8
Sollon, 2b 3 0 0
Jackrel, ss 3 0 0
Senkinc, c 2 0 0
Tarr, re 3 0 1
Orange, 3b 3 0 0
Sedmak, lb 3 1 0
Kulikovski, If 3 1 1
Matonak, cf 3 0 0
Yaxwell, p 3 0 O
Ellis, rf 3 0 0
Totals 299 2 2
ORDNANCE AB R H
Bliznik, 3b 3 1 1
Cappello, p 4 2 2
Ridulph, sa 4 1 3
Stephens, lb 4 1 2
Strakal, ef 4 0 2
Sigmund, rf 3 0 1
Wood, re 2 0 1
Knepper, c 3 0 1
Knepper, 2b 3 0 1
Corley, If 3 0 1
Totals 33 5 14
Then there's the story of the
mother kangaroo who, after
scratching her tummy vigorously
for several minutes suddenly
picked up her youngster andapank-
ed him soundly for eating crack-
ers in bed.
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July 24, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
NE S FROM THE
,. _.... ..... .ii. 11 1 11.
Squadron A is now resting its rag-
ged nerves after a hectic-week-end
of moving the squadron. We are
now more or less comfortably settled
in our new barracks formerly occu-
pied by Squadron B, even though it
did lower the morale of our acting
C. O.. Lt. Harrison, and several first
It was with deep regret we left our
old first sergeant to the mercy of
the Cadets, but knowing Sgt. Cross
\we feel sure he can carry on. Our
new first Sgt. S Sgt. Thomoson,'will
have ie quite a time keeping his various
sauad-ons straight now that Squad-
rons A and D have been put together.
The boys of Squadron A have at
last felt the buck of the cal..50 on
the malfunction range this week. The
students are now beginning to feel
more like gunners and the instruc-
tors, after counting noses, found we
came through without a casualty.
Sgt. "Smiley" Opel is awaiting his
new store teeth (Dentist, please
We all hope our C. 0., Lt. Meyers,
will soon be back on the iob after his
encounter with the G. I. Hospital.
A fond farewell is given to Cpl.
LaChance, our statistical clerk, who
is now on his way to higher success
at college. His "coke" business will
be missed, but we all wish him the
best of luck in his ri.w task.
Lt. Wetsel has finished taking his
inventory of the squadron, and it
was all done in a day. Nice work,
To our new member of squadron
F, Cpl. Williams, the supply man, a
hearty welcome is extended to you.
Don't get disgusted and tired when
you hear the words, "when is laun-
dry coming back?" just grin and
Our pup is now restricted to the
barracks. "Coke,' as he is known,
messed up the details on the porch
of the orderly room. He was not
afraid to sign the 104th Article of
War, although he knew that he had
done something wrong. The 1st Sgt.
is now saying that "Coke" will not
be a "soone," dog after he gives him
the necessary training, but will be
At last that long awaited day
arrived for the students; pay day
was Friday, and everybody had that
glad smile on their faces. Lights.
went out that night the same time
as always, but we are still wonder-
ing where Cpl. Jennings got that
"roll." Come clean, Cpl.!
The 1st Sgt. is still sweating out
the arrival of Junior, or is it a girl,
Sgt. Cenko. Cpls. Plessel and Nel-
son are future cadets, and they will,
certainly be missed around the,
squadron. From what we have seen
of them here, we are all sure that
they have the stuff to make it with
Instructors are really pleased with
the laundry situation. Saving them
such a long walk to the other end
of the field ccitainly makes them
happy. How about it. fellas"
Sgt. Ruissell has been very quiet
since coming back from furlough.
At last the news has come out, he
acquired a better half from Buffalo.
TO SHOOT?? OR NOT
NOT AT NO. 1 It is the popular P-47 Thunderbolt, high
altitude fighter, the latest design of the rugged Republic
fighters. Designed specifically for high altitude work. It
is a low mid wing monoplane with a very large oval shaped
engine and fuselage. The trailing edge of the wing is ellipti-
cal in shape.
FIRE AT NO. 2 It is the FW 190, latest of the German single
seat fighters. It performs best at medirm altitudes and at
these altitudes is as good as any fighter in the world today.
It has been used in practically all theatres in combat. It is
a low wing monoplane with a slight dihedral to the wings. The
wings are evenly tapered to rounded tips. From above, the
the fuselage tapers from a blunt nose to almost a point at the
Class 43-30 wishes to take this
opportunity to gratefully acknowl-
edge the efforts put forth by the In-
structors, and the swell job of teach-
ing Aerial-Gunnery! The Instructors
also thank each and everyone of the
students for the splendid cooperation
that was given them and hope that
your final week of "air to air" firing
will prove a most enjoyable one! Best
Looking through the "key hole" of
the "G. I." quarters we find that .
Pfc. Stanley is now carrying his own
cigarettes, -thanks for the "Ameri-
can Eagle" descending on the squad-
ron this past week Due to the
fact that Cpl. Wine had bad luck
with the "galloping dominoes" late-
ly, he is now the proud possessor of
a genuine "T. S. card" twice punch-
ed! To my suffering friend--
who sat on Pfc. Doyle's bed and got
"nipped in the bud!" It seems as
though Doyle has a bad habit of
placing his new "store teeth" on his
bunk causing many of his buddies
to be careful where they sit. Watch
out men, they're vicious! Pfc.
Shannon's phone bill makes Henry
Kaiser's look like small time since
he hasn't niissed a week calling Cal-
ifornia. Could it be the sunshine
he's after? One of those rare
overnight passes was granted to Pfc.
Leslie Buck last Saturday night. Up'-
on his arrival at the field Sunday
morning dragging his feet, it was
discovered that his wife had come to
Panama City for a brief stay .
Pef. "Orson Welles" Wolfskill, from
Hollywood, plans to direct, produce,
and star in the next "Tyndall Tech"
theatrical enterprise. We wish him
a lot of success in his future career!
S. "Factory Cpl." Martin owes a
debt of gratitude to Alexander Gra-
ham Bell (alias Don Amache) for
making it possible for him to con-
tact his gal in Philadelphia. Those
wires sure do "sizzle." "Sleepy"
Stien has it all over Rip Van Winkle
he has now developed the tech-
nique of sleeping with his eyes open!
.Will someone please inform Pfc.
"Mississippi" Taylor that the Civil
War was ended years ago. He is
still out. to get Sherman! Pfc.
Wiele is wondering if Florida can't
in some way resemble Iowa. Ye
Gods! The squadron misses the
guitar music of Heaton since he has
gone to Apalachicola. His most pop-
ular arrangement was "The Dying
Pussy" followed up by a bevy oi
flying shoes Ex-Cadet Neil plans
to give the pilot a few pointers or
how to fly this coming week.
A/C "Porky" Blaker no longer de-
sires to dine at the mess hall since
pay-day. He sure did "wow the
The squadron came through with
the grand total of 98 to again win
Saturday's inspection despite prepar-
ations which were well under way
toward moving the squadron to its
new headquarters. It's hard to trade
an oasis like the old squadron area
for a spot in the Sahara, but we
feel sure Ist Sgt. Nelson will have it
in fine shape for this week's inspec-
That smiling face you've seen for
such a long time behind the clerk's
desk has finally gone: "Charlie",
alias Pvt. R. C. Torian, reported to
Auburn University July 14 for his
ASTP classification. He was replac-
ed by Pvt. Francis P. Dinan. Good
luck to both of you on your new
assignments. Another new face in
the squadron is Pvt. George F
Thompson, who is assisting S/SgL
Sapp as supply clerk.
The usual moaning and groaning
ha, started again. It happens about
this time every class. You guessed
it. SKEET!!! Cheer up, fellows,
'Jeffries" has promised sponge rub-
oer gun stocks in the very near fu-
What is that strange power S/Sgt.
Sapp holds over Pfc. Hartmann?
Could it be three stripes or clean
sheets every Monday?-
The Brooklyn Cowboy, Sgt. John
Salvatori, is back from C.I.S: He
can be heard humming his guitar
nightly in Barracks 421. His H room-
mates are trying to get Johnnie A-l-
A priority so he can replace that
Climbing in the windows of the
corner barracks is not part of the
obstacle course but since we're lo-
cated as we are it -might not be a
bad idea to make two attempts -p
the BIG hurdle, then if you fall w
won't have to carry you too far to
The question was: "Who is go-
ing to take Muggsy, the squadron
mascot, for his nightly walk?" but
since Sgt. Max Kenefsky has return-
ed from C.I.S. he has unanimously
elected himself as "Official Dog-
Walker of squadron B."
An urgent plea is being made by
yours truly to any and all students
for news concerning yourselves. It's
your column, fellow,;, so let's give
Captain" down on the line Saturday
afternoon sporting his gabardine fa-
tigues A/C Dismore, to a cer-
tain instructor out on one of the ma-
chine gun ranges: "I tell you those
are brown ones etc!" Take those
brown glasses off, Dizzy? WhE
is A/C Doran going to find out thaL
his line of bull doesn't go with his
buddies anymore? Oh, well, he's
happy! The newest member of
the "4-F Club" is none other than
"erstwhile eager beaver" A/C John
S. (for stupendous) Balliet The
thrill of the week was when A/C
DeMarco (one of the "Leaping De-
Marco's) took a second story jump!
He thought the whistle was for calis-
thenics and the funny part about it,
it was! Am thinking that he got his
exercises anyway along with his bud-
dies! A/C Aurnsberger (better
known as "Whistleberger") made
himself scarce after he blew the
.whistle for "cali-jumpics."
THE TYN`FIATT, TARGET
July 24, 1943 THE TYNDALL 'I7!~ROET Page 7
TYNDALL HERO BUYS BONDS; DAD JOINS HIH M
PORT ARTHUR, Texas--July 7--S/Sgt. Patrick M. Boudreaux of
Port Arthur has been awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal as
a gunner and radio operator on an Army B-25 Mitchell bomber in
operations against the Japanese in the Far East.
He was wounded in action last Dec. 27 while on a bombing mis-
sion against Mengmao, Burma, and was decorated by Maj. Gen.
Claire L. Chennault, commander of the 14th Air Force in China.
His citation said he remained at his gun station, despite
shrapnel wounds in the legs, until his plane had accomplished
its mission and returned to its base.
He had participated a few days before in two devastating
raids on Lashio, Burma, from a base in China. One was in day-
light Dec. 20 and the other at night Dec. 22, the first night
raid ordered by Chennault after the Oct. 25 attack on Hong Kong.
Boudreaux is now serving with the 10th Air Force in India.
His award of the Air Medal was announced July 5.
'He has sent me as much as $2,200 at one time to buy war
bonds with,.' the father said. 'I buy them in his name and
mine. With my money, I buy bonds in my name and his. I am
helping him to fight all I can.'
Boudreaux enlisted in the Army Air Forces Aug. 3, 1940, and
was trained at Lowry Field, Colo., and Scott Field, Ill., as a
radio operator. He won his wings as an aerial gunner at Tyn-
dall Field, Fla., and was sent to China last summer.
'WABBIT TRACKS' GETS NINE NAZIS IN BRAVE FIGHT
LONDON--(AP)--The Flying Fortress 'Wabbit Tracks' shot down
nine German fighters out of a swarm of 25 which riddled it full
of holes in a running half-hour battle Saturday in the American
raid on France.
'Wabbit Tracks' limped back to its base without a single
crewman hurt, the Eighth United States Air Force stated.
The Fortress was piloted by Capt. Walter E. Flagg, Susan-
ville, Calif. It was forced to fight it out with a Focke-Wulf
when its No. 1 engine failed four miles above France, compell-
ing it to turn away from its targets.
The dogfights continued across the channel almost to the
English coast, and Flagg brought in the ship with more than
500 bullet holes in its wings, fuselage, tail and engines.
'f guess those Jerries were waiting for easy meat like us to
show up,' Flagg said as he climbed out of the sieve. 'With
that amount of lead coming our way, I just sort of figured
France was a good place to get the hell out of.'
Crossing the channel on the way home, the pilot kept the
bomber just above the water so the enemy fighters, coming at
him from all sides, could not get a shot in from below.
Seven members of the 'Wabbit Tracks' crew were credited with
shooting down the nine Nazi planes.
Sgt. Budd R. Schmidt, Brewster, Wash., tail gunner, and Sgt.
William E, Morgan, Flint, Mich., radio operator, each got two
Focke- Wul fs.
Other German fighters fell to Lt. Robert T. Milliken, Adrian,
Mich., bombardier; Lt. Merle Hamilton, Orchard, Neb.,navigator;
Sgt. John F. Wagner, Cleveland, left waist gunner; Sgt. Berndon
W. Christensen, Corning, Pa., top turret gunner; and Sgt. John
Solinski, Cleveland, ball tvrret gunner.
TAIL-GUNNER GOT FOE IN OWN DEATH CRASH
(BY CABLE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES)
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA, June 14--A literal case
of going down fighting was related here today of an American
tail-gunner who kept blazing away at his enemy until he got him
seconds before the American plane itself crashed in flames.
The action occurred on Monday during a raid on one of the
satellite fields at Gerbini. The gunner of another B-26 medium
bomber returned to tell the story.
'I saw the B-26 in distress with its right engine on fire and
its bomb bay blazing,' he said. 'It was headed toward the
ground with a Macchi 202 on his tail. I watched it all the way
down and saw the tail guns firing constantly to the last. The
B-26 crashed with a terrific explosion and the Macchi went
down in about the same place.
'That tail-gunner surely accounted for an enemy aircraft be-
fore he died.'
A/C Mike (Myron) Selker is the
heppiest hep-cat of them all. When
he isn't beating furious rhythm on a
lesk or a chair he's humming a new
Arrangement or whistling a new mel-
)dy he has dreamed up. The other
light, after an inspiring anti-Nazi
movie, he sat up almost until dawn
composing a new patriotic number.
Sounds pretty good, too.
Mike is in the cadet detachment of:
Squadron B, Class 43-33. He came
here three weeks ago with the group
of student navigators who recently
finished pre-flight at Selman Field,
When you hear some particularly
good saxophone or clarinet jive com-
ing from Barracks 412, that's Mike
beating it out. Or if you happen to
be in the PX eating a strawberry
sundae and the guy across from you
beats ragtime on the counter or or-
ders in double talk, that's Mike in ac-
tion. One of these days you'll hear:
him with the Post Dance Band..
They've asked him to .in on a jam
He hails from Cleveland, Ohio, this
diminutive, versatile, balding music-
ian. His first public appearance
(paid) was made at the age of 11
when he played part of the Paganini.
Concerto on his violin. A child prod-
igy, Mike was leader of the Silvers
Temple Symphony Orchestra the
Mike Selker has played with many
name bands in many parts of the
country. He has made a movie short
and has been heard on radio pro-
grams with the Fitch Band Wagon,
Bob Hope, Red Skelton and Judy
Some of the bands you've heard
Mike play with include Sammy Kaye,
Blue Barron, Eddie Le Baron, Russ
Morgan, Paul Whiteman, Emerson
Gill and Sammy Watkins. Often he
has sat in with the best in the busi-
ness when they were in Cleveland.
Remember Winkv Mannone? Bob
Allan? Lee Gordon ? Mike has
played with them all and more he
If you like music and dig this sort
of jive you'll understand hcw he
plays by the following. His hot sax-
ophone sounds just like Choo Berry;
he can also play sweet like the olc
Eddie Duchin style if you like thai
sort of stuff. Mike's clarinet (and
take it from us, it's mellow) is some-
what like Woody Herman's you
know, the band that plays the blues
But some of the boys who claim to
know about these things say it
sounds like Pee Wee Russell or some
times like Irving Fazzola. Take ii
from us, it's terrific, whatever it'
like. His violin, if you are still witl
us, is strictly Joe Venuti. Solid
That's about all there is to tel
about musician Selker. After th
war he hopes to get himself a little
island far away from civilization
where he can compose and play an
sing and paint. 'His wife says h
usually does what he wants to. Prob
ably he chose navigation so he coul
find his way home every night.
The small white dog who is mak
ing himself very much at hom
around Bks. 411 has been name(
"Gadget." Gadget has been person
ally adopted by George Line, but ev
eryone has to clean up after him.
Aviation cadets of this squadron
showed that they are "dead eye'
shots when they visited the rang
for the first time last week. Several
including Ross Minge, hoped to do
little better as they resumed shot
ing Tuesday. The best this Tennes
seean could do with a 22 rifle am
moving target was 21 straight hits
This caused him to record a "piti
ful" average of 82 per cent.
Sick call-Robert Lohwater is ii
July 24, 1943
THE TYNDAIL TARGET
Well, Tojo's jinx has had a busy
week. Sunday afternoon, we moved
into the area occupied by squadron
B, which we're sharing with squad-
ron A. Squadron B is now where D
used to be. Just try telephoning and
see what answers. Mess? ? ? ? worse
than the great flood.
The new class started Monday, 43-
35. It's composed of one flight of
enlisted men, and three flights of
The big problem on our minds
right now is, "who addresses the top
kick, Sgt. Bob Thompson, of squad-
ron D, "as in darling," and whose
initials are ERH. Just how many
do you keep on the string Bob? By
the way, there's a nasty rumor go-
ing around that you were out taking
P. T. the other day. You'd better
kill that quick.
Kaplan is running around foaming
these days. In last week's Target it
was "Keplan" in the graduation
program it was "Kaplin." Will
someone please straighten him out
quick. His brother will be in tonight
to spend the weekend, and it might
confuse the both of them.
Sgt. Puls. came back two days
early from his honeymoon, no less!
That's going to need some tall ex-
plaining, Sgt.! Sgt. Haber's better
half care in last night, so don't ex-
pect too much out of him in the class
room for the next couple of weeks.
After all, his whole honeymoon only
lasted a few days.
And while we're on the honeymoon
situation, gentlemen, how did you
make out Leon "Wrestler" Marx?
There seems to be a certain leth-
Sargy in the squadron. Is 'it due to
the heat or to furlough time? Most
of the fellows on furlough had a
long trek up in the Carolina's but
are no doubt having a good time and
maybe contemplating marriage. As
most of the Bombers do while on
When Pfc. Charlie W. Mayo came
back from furlough it was learned
that it was a case of "tied knots."
1 Yep, he up and "got hitched," as
: they say in South Carolina. That's
Where that certain someone is from.
Upon being interviewed Mayo said,
"Two can live as cheaply as one-if
Sone doesn't eat." John is eating, so
that leaves us to wonder.
t And while we're on the subject of
- furloughs most of us try to get
t our furloughs as often as possible
s (every six months if we're lucky)
Sbut now boys be calm. The gang is
,wondering whether Spiker Dan is
still single or not, he doesn't look
l too worried.
e "Trouble Shooter" Davis wants to
e know if three or four more men
would like to use his locker, there
I still is about twelve inches of empty
e space. I hate to admit it, but both
- Jones and Hall look beat-up and
d hen-pecked (?) Some more late
nights such as Chemical Warfare
SSchool and Military Sanitation, (they
e are as good an excuse as any), will
d find both of them grass-widowers.
- That is all for now!
-Cpl. Marvin Carter.
SPfc. doesn't mean Private First
e Class. It means 'Pray for Corp-
the Station hospital following an op-
Seration for appendicitis. Nader P.
SP. Maroun is limping around with a
broken toe because part of a 50 cali-
ber gun fell on his foot during a
BOWLERS TO COMPETE IN OPEN TOURNAMENT
20 LEAGUE LEADERS
INVITED TO TAKE
PART IN MEET
Play for Individual
The 20 leading bowlers of Tyn-
dall's G.I. kegling league have
been invited to participate in an
"open" competition sponsored by
the Special Service Office under
the supervision of Lt. Stanley
Drongowski and Pfc. Gus Bianco.
The bowlers will be selected
according to their averages at
the end of the first half of the
league. Under present plans, the
bowlers named will compete in
groups of five, each man bowling
Wednesday evening of this week
has been announced as the opening
day of hostilities.
Prizes will be awarded for the
High Single Game
High Three Game Series
High Average (6 games) with
prizes going to the 5 highest
Most Consecutive Strikes (6 or
The following are the bowlers
who will compete for. individual
508 BOWLERS BOOST
LEAD TO 9 GAMES
A triple win ove, the BOQ #509
quintet boosted the 508's lead
to nine games over their closest
rivals in the Tyndall officers'
The defeat sent the 509'ers In-
to a tie for last place. Mean-
while, the 4MO pin men took three
from the PX team to take a firm
grip on the second slot.
The QM keglers barely maintain-
ed their hold on third place when
they dropped two to the Ordnance
Oeo'son, (508) 198, 183, 164 545
Cade, (509) 156, 140, 135 431
Lugo, (MOQ) 139, 190, 183 512
Ward, (PX) 202, 143, 133 478
Monogan (QM) 162, 149, 205 516
Kenney, (Ord) 176, 176, 162 514
HOW THEY STAND. W L
BOQ #508 ................. 9 0
OQ ...................... 7 2
QM........................ 4 5
PX................ ...... 3 a
BOQ # 09 ................. 2 7
ORDNANCE ................ 2 7
CIRCLE" POSES FOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Well-known for their great defensive playing, the Tyndall Tornadoes' infielders are also be-
ginning to find their batting eyes, if the records in the "Hit" column of last Sunday's box
score is any indication. Pictured above are six members of Tyndall's base-guarding outfit.
They are, left to right: Bobby Costigan, Ib; Joe Sedmak, Ib; Paul Brown, 2b; Bill Hines, ss:
Al Balliett, Ib; and Woody Busby, 3b. Missing from the picture is Hubie Anderson, 3b.
QM CLINCHES TOP
Still unchallenged is the right
of the Quartermaster keglers to
call themselves the Tyndall
champions, for last Tuesday they
clinched top honors in the first
half of the inter-squadron bowl-
ing league. This is the third
consecutive pin tourney won by
the QM team, which still has most
of its original players.
The QM's began to assert their
dominance over other T/F bowling
quintets as far back as March,
1942, when they won the first
organized field competition.
This Spring they again showed
their superiority by taking the
Target league crown.
Close on the heels of the
champs are the GM keglers, who
tried vainly to plug the gap by
winning three straight from the
69th. The triple win gave the
GM's a record of 23-7, while the
QM's won two of their three con-
tests to end up with a 25-5
The Zebras continued their
fight for runner-up honors by
wresting two from the Cloud Hop-
How they stand:
Quartermaster ..........25 5
Ounnermakers........... 23 7
Zebras.............. .... 20 10
69th............. ..... 19 11
Medics................. 19 11
Cloud Hoppers.......... 18 12
Ordnance... .......... 18 12
Bluebirds.......... ... 15 15
Redbirds............... 9 21
White Flashes.......... 9 21
Venturas ... ........ ... 1 29
Squadron C............. 1 29
'We manicurists are luckier than
'Because we have so many men at
'No; because we always know where
their hands are.'
OFFICERS, NAVY TEAMS
PLAY TO 10-10 TIE
In a wild and woolly game, the
Tyndall Field Officers were held
to a 10-10 tie by the Navy last
Wednesday night in a Panama City
League encounter played at Peli-
The tie was a "moral victory"
for the Navy who are cellar dwell-
ers in the league, as the Off-
icers are in first place and ex-
pected an easy triumph. Two runs
in the first frame and two more
in the second, sett the Officers
away to an early 4-0 lead, but
the Navy counted five times in
the third and went ahead. Pound-
ing the ball to all corners of
the lot, the Officers tallied six
more times in the following two
innings and appeared headed for
an easy victory. In the last
frame, with one out, the Navy
exploded and pushed three runs
across to knot the count.
For the Officers, Lt. Greg
Greene with three hits, Lts. Joe
Glasser, Norm Gross, Jim Bailey
and Moe Freeman with two.safe
bingles apiece, were outstanding.
The Officers made 13 hits, but
were charged with nearly as many
errors. Tomorrow afternoon, the
locals play at Eglin Field.
BEGINS THIS WEEK
Inter-squadron baseball com-
petition will be inaugurated this
week, with six teams scheduled
to meet in three contests on
various field diamonds.
The three games, as announced
by the Post Athletic Officer,
Medics vs. 69th Monday
Q.M. vs. GM's Thursday
(Post athletic area)
Redbirds vs. Ordnance Fri.
RED CAPS WIN OVER
By CPL. HAZEL WILL13
The Bainbridge Aviation nine
were the latest victims of Tyn-
dall's high-flying Red Caps. In
their game here last Sunday, the
Red Caps connected for eight hits
,which were converted into 7 runs
and gave the T/F team a 7-4 vic-
Jenkins again starred on the
mound for the Red Caps, striking
out 14 enemy batters, allowing
3 hits for a total of 4 runs.
Blackmon, Red Cap third base-
man, started the T/F scoring when
he singled on his second trip to',
the plate and scored soon after-
wards on blows by his mates.
Tomorrow, the Red Caps will
meet the Marianna Aviation nine
here. The game is scheduled to
begin at 2:30 P.M.
T NDALL FIELD AB R H
Randle, sa 5 1 2
Mayo, If 5 o 0
Bla ckon, 3b 5 1 1
Mart nez, c 4 0 1
White, ef 1 0 0
Harrison, 2b 3 1 1
English, rf 4 0 1
Davis, Ib 4 1 1
Mathews, cf 4 1 0
Jenkins, p 4 2 1
Totals 39 7 8
BAINBRIDGE AB R H
Smith. as 4 0 0
McLaughlen, if 1 0 0
Nunnally, If 8 0 1
Smith, M.C., ef 4 0 1
Roebuck, Sb 4 0 0
Busch, lb 2 0 0
Porter, Ib 2 1 0
Johnson, 2b 4 0 0
Holmes, rf 4 1 0
Porham, c 3 1 1
Mcqreary, p a 1 0
Totals 34 4 3
Three base hits: Randle. Two base
hits: Randle Martinez, Davis,
Jenkins. Stolen bases:. Blackmon
2, Harrison 1, Davis 1, Mathews
1. Base on balls: Jenkins, Mc-
Creary. Strikeouts: Jenkins 14,
McCreary 1. Left on base: Red
Caps a, Balnbridge 1. Winning
pitcher: Jenkins. Losing pitcher:
McCreary. Umpires; Johnson and
Mcphil. Time 1:sO.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
July ?A, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
July 2/I, 1943
NBA STOMPS ON
AT A COMEBACK
Not Boxing Competition,"
y SGT. FRANK DE BLOIS
CNS Sports Correspondent
Two-ton Tony Galento, the
cheerful little beerful from Or-
ange, N.J., has started another
comeback in the ring. Please
don't confuse this comeback with
his last one, however, because
that comeback faded a full month
ago when an East Orange cop beat
a tatoo on Two Ton's head with
his nightstick during a small
brawl in front of the Galento
suds shop on Day Street.
Nor is this comeback to be
confused with the one Two Ton
launched three years ago. That
particular comeback didn't amount
to much either, for it was ter-
minated after a few questionable
bouts when Max Addled-a-bit Baer
stuck a left hook into Two Ton's
fat face and flattened the roly
Two Ton's most celebrated come-
back was the one that led him
from the security of his Orange
saloon to a match with the heavy-
weight champion of the world,
a fellow named Louis. At the
time the barrel that walks like
a man was managed by the late
Yussel the Muscle Jacobs who
built Two Ton up to the big bout
by matching him with the greatest
collection of high dive artists
the trade has ever known.
After Two Ton had kippered a
dozen or two of these herrings,
Yussel the Muscle talked Mike
Jacobs into the Joe Louis match.
To build up the gate, Two Ton
told reporters that Louis was
only a bum. This was considered
a snappy crack, indeed, coming
Louis didn't mind being called
a bum, but he did get kind of
sore when Two Ton posed for a
newspaper picture showing himself
drinking a bottle of milk while
his baby was drinking out of a
Bottle of beer.
Louis and Two Ton finally met
in the Yankee Stadium. Early in
the fight, Two Ton let fly with
what was known as his hook and
Louis bounced around on the can-
vas. But Louis got the range
soon enough and in a couple of
rounds he was tearing Two Ton's
head off. In the fourth, the
referee stopped it, and the cus-
tomers thought they had seen the
last of the fat man.
When the National Boxing Asso-
ciation picked up the ill wind
that Two Ton was about to start
fighting again, it proceeded to
knock the Galento comeback cam-
paign as flat as a bucket of
I'te commission ruled promptly)
that 'due to unfavorable react-
ions' incurred during Two Ton's
last comeback, future barnstorm.
ing contests between the rounc
man and the tanks he likes tc
call his opponents 'will be bill-
ed strictly as entertainment anc
not in the guise of boxing com-
Galento's new manager, a char-
acter named Willie the Beard Gil-
zenberg, has been around long
enough to know better, but true
to the fight manager's creed he
expressed righteous indignation
when he learned of the commis-
'They can't do that to us,
said Willie the Beard. 'My bu
LOCAL OUTFIT SCORES
Tyndall Shooters Defeat
Fort Myers in Chal-
lenge Match Here
The Tyndall Field skeet team
and individual marksmen of the
team took the lion's share of
honors at the annual Southeastern
Open championship tournament at
Jacksonville last week.
The Tyndall sharpshooters com-
bined to defeat 11 other teams
containing many of the finest
skeet shooters in the country.
By winning, the local outfit re-
tained the championship it won
last year and proved it could
shoot under pressure, for there
was plenty of pressure on at
In addition to taking the team
trophy, Tyndall shooters captured
several individual awards. S/Sgt.
Ed Williams won the .410 guage
championship and also the title
of all-guage open champion of
the Southeast. Capt. Henry B.
Joy was runner up to Williams,
defeating J.B. Hill,Jr., of Mont-
gomery, Ala., in a shootoff.
Capt. Joy broke 24x25 against
23x25 for the Alabama man who
had previously taken the 20-
guage title with a 99x100 score.
S/Ygt. C.J. McClung won the
class A 20-guage championship
and Sgt. Williams and S/Sgt.
Mercer Tennille lost the team
20-guage title in a shootoff with'
a two man officer team from the
Columbia, S.C., Air Base.
Following the tournament at
Jacksonville, members of the tean
from Buckingham Field, Fort Myers
wanted another crack at the Tyn-
dall team and issued a challenge
for a team match here. Capt.
Joy and Capt. Graydon Hubbard,
officers of the local outfit,
accepted and the Fort Myers of-
ficers flew here behind the Tyn-
dall men for their fifth match
against them in the past two
years. That afternoon they flew
home to Fort Myers, probably
planning to issue another chal-
lenge and a sixth chance to win.
In the match on the local range
Monday afternoon Tyndall men out-
shot their ancient foes 474x500
to 469x500. The match was wit-
nessed by Lt. Col. Jack Randolph,
Tyndall commanding officer, and
other ranking officers.
Lt. Ed Lee, of the Fort Myers
team, who broke 100 straight tar-
gets for his team at Jackson-
ville, repeated the performance
here for individual honors of the
match. Sgt. Williams and Sgt.
Bobby Henderson each had 99x100.
Lee is a former Tyndall team
'And another thing,' the ex-
Sperienced girl told the innocent
one before the latter kept her
date with a soldier, 'don't let
Those good conduct medals fool
Don't be surprised to see
'night football making its de-
but in the Western Conference
this year. Arc lights are go-
ing to be installed at North-
western's Dyche Stadium for
the all-star game and Athletic
Director Tug Wilson has sug-
.gested that the Wildcat home
games with Indiana and Michi-
gan both be played at night.
It's the home team's privilege
to determine the starting time
of a Western Conference grid
Bobo Newsom's debut with the
St. Louis Browns in the Ameri-
can League was anything but a
howling success, as the Cleve-
land Indians knocked him off
the mound in the third inning.
However, Bobo is a fine com-
petitive athlete, and will win
his share of games for the
Brownies before the season
ends. Now that Bobo, a notor-
ious trouble-maker ever since
he entered organized baseball,
is wearing new spangles, don't
bd surprised to see Leo Duro-
cher's Dodgers hit a winning
streak that will put them close
on the heels of the league
leading St. Louis Cardinals.
What's the matter with you
sport fans at Tyndall Field?
The Enlisted Men have a fine
baseball aggregation, yet only
a handful of fans turn out
weekly to watch them perform.
The Officers have also been
NAVY NINE, 12-0
Behind the two-hit pitching of
"Lefty" Southard and Al Donoway,
the Tyndall Tornadoes severely
drubbed the local Navy nine by
a score of 12-0 last Sunday after-
noon. Southard allowed one hit
during his five inning stay on
the mound, while issuing three
passes. Donoway mAde his first
appearance for the Tornadoes in
the 6th and gave up one hit and
Loose fielding by the tars
gave the Tyndall nine most of
its runs, although the Tornadoes
found the opposing pitchers for
a total of 9 hits.
The Panama City Coast Guard
is the scheduled opponent of the
Tornadoes this afternoon on the
post athletic field.
Although defeated in their last
contest with the Tyndall nine,
the Coast Guardsmen, with No-
check on the mound, are now re-
puted to be one of the strongest
teams in the vicinity.
The game will begin at 4 P.M.
The entire Tornado hurling staff
of Southard, Flanagan, Davis and
Donoway will be available.
playing an excellent brand of
baseball in the Panama City
League, and are leading the
the pennant race with plenty
to spare, but their supporters
are few and far between. If
there were other counter at-
tractions, small attendance at
games would be easy to under-
stand, but with Panama City
the only lure well, person-
ally, we'd rather be sitting
in the grandstand.
It makes us chuckle to see
-the easy manner the New York
Yankees brush aside all oppo-
sition whenever the pennant
race gets too close for com-
fort. When the Yankees start-
ed on a recent Western tour,
the experts were unanimous in
their opinion that the Mc-
Carthymen would fold, and
either Detroit or Chicago
would take over. All the
Yanks did was to capture eight
out of nine games while com-
pleting their Western swing,
and follow up with three more
wins in their own back yard.
Sure, the Yanks might lose the
American League pennant, but
it also might snow down here
Bobby Doerr, who starred in
the All-Star game last week by
hammering a home run with two
mates aboard, is a very modest
chap. The Red Sox stylish in-
fielder is so self-effacing
that he didn't realize he had
set a new major league second
baseman's record for handling
consecutive chances until a
week after he had passed the
total of 271 made by Oscar
Melillo for the St. Louis
Browns back in 1933. At this
writing, Doerr has handled 307
chances without an error which
places him 36 ahead of the,
old Melillo record.
Shades of Iron Man Joe Mc-
Ginty. Last week, Lefty Frank
Veverka, ace hurler of the
Memphis Chicks in the Southern
Association League, appeared
in four games in as many
nights. Last Thursday, he
hurled a double-header against
Atlanta and won both games,
11-0 and 5-0. allowing only
six hits in 18 innings. He
also cracked out five hits
himself in eight trips to the
plate. Friday night, he came
back in a relief role against
Atlanta, and won himself an-
other ball game. He topped
off the week Saturday night
with another relief appear-
ance. In addition, following
Thursday night's twin bill, he
reported for work in a Memphis
war plant where he is employed
Cpl. "Eggie" Mazur tried it one
night last week and got a nice slap
in the face; Sgt. Ernie Sciullo figur-
ed a little more rank might make it
easier so he tried it and got the same
thing. Maybe T/Sgt. Hill, with that
new stripe, would have more luck
with that particular WAAC.-
Groover made the grade and got
busted at least four times. Now he
is making another comeback with the
aid of a little camouflage under his
nose. They'll probably still recog-
nize you, Groover.
We nominate Pvts. Shull and Role
for the number one Casanovas of the
outfit. Better watch out or you'll
have to start paying rent on that
cottage at the beach.
Somebody ought to tell Mason
(Sgt.) what time the lights really
are supr. ,j) to go out at night.
'Seems he and MoitT,.iar can't agree
Cpl. Boggs came back from a
week end pass and got the bends at
30,000 feet, something that just nat-
urally doesn't happen (except after
Imagine Pvts. Key and Johnson
trying to buy beer at the Dixie-Sher-
man without birth certificates! At
their age, too!
The Unit was all set to buy our
C. O. a handbag to lug his pipes
around in when the order about gifts
to superiors was read to us. We
feel for you though, Lieutenant!
T/Sgt. Seagle used never to listen
to the radio until he met "her."
(She's a radio announcer). But now
he can sit rapturously and listen
while she expounds the benefits of
Carter's Little Liver Pills or some
equally obnoxious subject.
The trouble with writing this col-
umn is that every one of the guys
knows so much dirt on the other that
both are afraid to spill it. For in-
stance, Seagle could explain why
Boggs got the bends, but then Boggs
might tell why Seagle asked to be
excused from P-T for a couple of
days after coming back.
Cpl. Kirkland has been keeping in
close every night since his "fall guy"
Hammock has been on furlough.
After that little squib last week
about the office secretary, the whole
25th was down at the beach looking
for her this week. Where was she?
Our squadron has finally turned
glamorous. Sgt. Blair and Cpl.
List just returned from having
their profiles put up in the win.
dow of a photo studio uptown.
The next thing that probably will
happen is, they will be modeling
for one of the clothing stores in
Panama City. This information
was received from Sgt. Middleton,
so what happens from here out will
be strictly off the record.
We have received word that Pvt.
Madden has been calling the WAC
barracks almost regularly now for
the past coupld of weeks. Rumor
has it that he has been trying to
get the job of hostess. Be care-
ful Madden, they might be good at
If Sgt. Rahm doesn't do some-
thing about that little incident
that he and another fellow were
talking about concerning a cer-
tain girl, she might get married
before anything comes of it.
The bowling team came out pretty
good again Tuesday night, taking
2 out of 3 games from the 348th.
Keep that up fellows, and you
won't stand short of first place
In this little space I would
like to congratulate PFC. Shine
on his promotion. Watch out,
fellows, he's a big man now and
might try to pull some of that
rank stuff on you. You never can
tell what these Bostonians will
do next. -Sgt. W.R. Dufrano
WAAC R-,lieves a Male Technician
AFC Jean L. McCate, WAAC who works in the medical laboratory at
Ft. Monmouth, N.J., shown at her microscope where she has relieved a
male technician for overseas duty. She specializes in combatting venereal
diseases. AFC McCate is one of several hundred highly trained WAACs
who are offering their skills to the Army to relieve similarly trained
men for duty overseas. signal Corps Photo
Robert R. Snorts, squadron F.
S (ontineRd Or5o Pa. Photographs and brief biogra-
6 'GUNNERS OF phies of them appear on the back
WEEK' ARE C 2 cover.
will be chosen "Gu.nner of the ADVERTISENENT
Winning the honors this week LOST---Eversharp fountain pen,
were Pfc. Willie *. squadron black, gold trimmed, near han-
A S/Sgt. M.P.. Simos, squadron gars or near AM school. Sen-
B; Pfc. Calvin H.L Fleteher, timental value. Return to
BC Pfc. JaavckH Sf F1,tPoher,
squadron C; Sgt. ,- .:' Mor- Cpl. Jack H. Shater, Pool
timer, squadron D; Pvt. David J. Sq., or to the Target, Post
Martin, Jr., squadron E; Pfe. Headquarters.
"Quite a recoil, ain't it?" 'LiTuvp NiW
Generally speaking all is not
well with us down here at the far
corner of the post. The softball
playoffs started the decline in
morale by handing us a none too
glorious defeat administered by a
superior Ordnance team. From the
first inning in which we main-
tained that their moundsman was
using an illegal pitch we were
beaten psychologically--our case
was plainly stated by the rule
book (we use a 1943 version), but
it seems that you can't appeal a
case when the local czar of soft-
ball is calling strikes.
The second game was an improve-
ment even in defeat, but again
(we like to gripe down here) the
strike caller could have thrown
a few breaks our way instead of
jumping away from the ball and
calling them with his back turned.
Oh well, there is always the sec-
ond half of the season.
On Monday evening the newly
organized Medics' baseball team
handed the QM's a 9-1 defeat with
Cpl. Orange hurling for the locals
and dishing out eight strikeouts.
The four men representing the
outfit on the 'Information Tease',
tried their hardest but were out-
scored by a strong A/C team. We
had a swell bunch of rooters (at
least 25), but even with their
cheers we failed to score more
than the opponent. Another day,
another defeat, but someday w,
will know the glorious victory.
My neighbors across the hall re-
turned from their furloughs, but
not very much was said about the
girls left behind (with a diamond)
one managed to see his true love
(?) for a full half hour, and only
the day that he left the hometown.
The other has yet to see his lady
.Cpl. Remo (of the dental clinic)
is all up in the air these days
since his Veronica has come to
visit him. About a furlough ago
he persuaded her to become Mrs.
Remo and has cince waited for the.
for the day of her arrival to P.C.
Our new night C.Q. must be sav-
ing a lot of gas coupons these
days. There is a large question-
mark about his recent furlough.
-S/Sgt. C.S. Laubly
Cpl, Stewart spent a very dull
birthday on the post, no money
and no beer. He just turned
eighteen, he says, but Dippre
claims he voted for F.D. Roose-
velt for governor of New York.
What well-known junior mechanic
hopes to jump from Pvt. to Cpl?
S/Sgt. Sanfilippo is posting a
reward for the persons who put
the assorted sand in his bunk;
maybe it was to get even for the
Sgt. Bourgeois is back from
Denver. He left a couple of
pounds there. Cpl. Nolan is
known to have quite a knack for
riding with the big macaroni men.
Which do you like best, the Ford
or the Pontiac, Nolan? We hope
T/Sgt. Desjardins meets Frank
Beletz at Denver. If and when
you see him Wally, give him our
If Sgt. Goldwater keeps wearing
the same coveralls the boys are
going to install an exhaust ii
Congratulations to Sgt. and
Mrs. Schreiner who have a new
addition to the family. S/Sgt.
Cook enjoyed a pleasant week-end
in Jacksonville. Wait until the
cross country to Mexico comes up,
there will be two grass widows in
Victory Circle. That is all for
now, except high praise has been
made of Sgt. Dodd's hammack to
his wife's chickens by Sgt.
Of course you must have heard
the one about the little 'Moron'
who cut off his arms so he could
plav oiano by ear.
THE TYND)ALL TARGET
By BOB HAWK
1. You find honey bees in a
hive and bumble bees in a nest.
Where would you find sea bees?
2. Which one of these actors
was born in the United States:
Melvyn Douglas, George Brent,
3. Is a prairie dog more close-
ly related to a coyote, a sheep
dog or a squirrel?
4. For what purpose would a
person be ant to go into a "ton-
5. If someone gave you a pon-
cho, whuld you ride it, wear it
or eat it?
6. What's the difference be-
tween a hassock and a Cossack?
7. In the Walt Disney pictures,
Dumbo is an elephant and Bambi
is a deer. What is Pedro?
8. Has the size of American
women's feet increased during
the past ten years?
9. In a card game, what is a
10. Which of these names of veg-
etables is also a verb: celery,
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If an injured man is conscious
and not wounded in the stomach,
throat or mouth, you may give
him something to drink
If you try to help a wounded
man do not get excited. Act
quickly, and keep bystanders
1. In the Navy. On any front.
They are the men enlisted in the
construction battalion who build
he advance and mobile bases.
2. Melvyn Douglas; he was born
in Macon, Georgia. Cary Grant
was born in England, and George
Brent in Ireland.
3. A squirrel. They are both
rodents or gnawing animals.
4. To get a haircut. It's
just a fancy name for a barber
5. Wear it. It is a Spanish-
American cloak like a blanket,
with a slit in the middle for the
6. Hassock: a seat or stuffed
Cossack: a Russian (they
live in the Stenpes renowned as
great fighters and cavalrymen.)
7. An airplane. (From "Saludos
8. Yes. The largest selling
shoe sizes ten years ago were
five and five and a half. Today
nore seven's and seven and a
ialf's are sold.
9. One or more cards dealt to
the table which go by lot or as a
reward for successful bidding to
one of the players.
10. Cabbage means to steal or
pilfer (also to form a head like
Carrot is a verb used in
connection with fur and means to
treat it chemically to improve
the felting quality.
WHe dove about 30.000 feet and
all my sins flashed before me.
It was so interesting I made the
pilot o back and do it eight
W .HO 0 NA/ ND
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July 24, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Gunners of the Week
.w 'V ~
PFC. WILLIE WONG
Born in Bakersville, Calif., of Chinese
parents.....Graduated from Gardena High
School, Los Angeles, 1934.... Attended
radio engineering school in Chicago and
was independent radio mechanic in civil-
ian life....Entered Army December 18,
194i....in i44th Infantry in Texas.
Parents owned about 400 acres rice
land near Shanghai....When Japs took
over, all records were lost or burned....
His desire is to get war over soon as
possible, so he can help rehabilitate
China and also get his land back.
Has brother in Medical Corps who has
been in Alaska for past two years.
SGT. WYNDHAM G. MORTIMER
Says States mighty nice place to see
after three and a half years in foreign
service....Was stationed in Panama,
Trinidad, Dutch Guiana.... Entered Army
after graduation from high school....
Home: i06 Oakridge Drive, Dayton,
Ohio....23 years old.
Got air mechanic training at Caribbear.
Air Force Technical School, from which
he was graduated in December 1940.
S/SGT. M.P. SIMONS
Native of Johns Island, seven minutes
from Charleston,. S.C.... Stationed here
since field first opened, December 24,
194i....Was in 349th as crew chief and
mechanic on line....Been in Army 30
months....is 2i years old.
He's been stationed at Maxwell, Chan-
ute, Eglin Fields, Mississippi Institute
of Aeronautics at Jackson and at B-25
specialist school in Inglewood, Calif.
Worked in maintenance hangar for sev-
PVT. DAVID J. MARTIN, JR.
Home at 2559 N. 19th St., Philadel-
phia....Has been in the Army for -44
months....Is 22 years old..
After basic training at Miami Beaeh,
attended AM school at Lincoln, Neb.....
Then attended Allison Engine School in
in Indianapolis, Ind ....Stationed at
Langley Field, Va., and Mitchell Field,
N.Y., as mechanic.
Was mechanic installing engines at
Newark Shipbuilding Corporation., Caden,
N.J., before entering Army.
PFC. CALVIN H. FLETCHER
In Army for two years and six months....
Home is in Stilwell, Oklahoma, where he
was all-conference high school football
player and won medal for being outstand-
ing athlete in high school....Has travel-
ed around in the Army....been stationed
Miami Beach in Headquarters Squadron,.
MP at Blytheville, Ark., Maxwell Fielcd
where he was flying sergeant students
Fort Hamilton, N.Y., Borinquen Field in
Puerto Rico for one year, Fort Moultrie
in Charleston, S.C....Got basic training
at Barksdale Field, La....Came here from
armament school at Lowry Field, Denver,
PFC. ROBERT R. SORTS
Came here from Base Headquarters and
Air Base Squadron at Richmond, Va,-
where he was in technical inspector's
office.....In Army i6 months....Home
town: Erie, Pa., ii50 West 22nd St....
26 years old.
Was foreman for Lord Manufacturing
Company making mountings for planes for
three years before entering Army....
Drill press operator before that....Got
basic training Langley Field, Va., went
from there to Richmond last July....
Attended AM school at Seymour Johnson
Field, N.C., then to Richmond where he
worked on line.
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