Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
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Copy Prepared Under Supervision of Public Relations Officer.
Special Service Officer: Cammanding:
Capt. Owen O. Freeman Col. Jack L. Randolph
Photographic Officer: Public Relations Officer:
Capt. J.A. Dickerman Lt. William B. Pratt
Editorial Staff: Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt. Saul Samiof, Cpl. Neil
Pooser, Pfc. Harry Bardi.
Art Work: Cpl. Marshall Goodman, S/Sgt. Fred H. Slade.
Photograph and Reproduction: M/Sgt. W. Busby, T/Sgt. J. Mitchell, Sgt.
G. Neitzert, S/Sgt. F. Churchill, Pvt. L. Shaw, S/Sgt. J. Montgomery,
S/Sgt. R. Keough, Sgt. P. Terry, Sgt. J. Marsick, Sgt. A. Loudis, S/Sgt.
J. Wprster, Cpl. E. Tackett, Pvt. W. Daniels, Pvt. R. Chapman. Pfc. H.
The Tyndall Target receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Ser-
vice, War Dept., 205 E. 42nd St., N.Y.C. Credited material may not be
republished without prior permission from Camp Newspaper Service.

I was one of six cadets picked by the commanding
officer, Section III, Kelly Field, Texas, to fly for
the news reel cameras.
That night I wrote my girl: "Honey, you keep a
sharp eye in the local movie house and you'll see
how yours truly is going to fly against the Japs."
We were disappointed when we were told that all
the camera men wanted were shots of formation flying
along the hangar line at about 150 feet altitude.
The formation consisted of two elements of three
planes, with the second element stepped up and ech-
eloned to the right. I flew the left wing of the
As we approached the camera, I thought: "This is
a pretty tame show we're putting on for the people."
I eased my plane a little closer to the leader,
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Something happened, perhaps it was a gust of wind
around the hangars; anyway my plane swerved toward
the leader. My wing-tip struck his elevator. The
nose of his plane was knocked in the air.
"My God, we're going to pile up," I thought.
But we didn't, due to the alertness of the second
element leader, who pulled his element out of danger.
If he had been a shade slower, six planes might have
collided in mid-air and we'd really have had some-
thing for the news reels.
When we got to the ground, the leader said: "You
were pretty cute weren't you? You just about cost
this country six badly needed pilots, not to mention
the planes. Or perhaps I should say you nearly cost
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James J. Corbett was once asked what was the one greatest
thing about fighting or boxing. His reply is a classic.
"Pight one more round." When your arms are so tired that you
can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more
round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black
and you are so weary that you wish your opponent would crack
you on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round.
Remember that the man who fights one more round is never
Army men could profit much from the classic response of Jim
Corbett. We need the courage of fighters at all times. If we
allow discouragement to creep into our lives, our service is of
little use to our country. There are many things that may get
us down: being away from home, tough details, thoughtless
companions. Remember this is wartime, and even though you
may not feel in the best of spirits, try to fight one'more
round. A word of discouragement might destroy the spirit of
a squadron -- or of the men in your barracks. Try to keep
smiling no matter how difficult it might be. God gives us
our faces; we give ourselves our expressions. A sourpuss is
made, not born. When the going is hardest, fight one more
round and you' l be a winner.



8:00 A.M................Mass
9:00 A.M .... Protestant Sun-
day School
10:00 A.M....Gunners Mass at
10:00 A.M....Protestant Wor-
ship Service
11:00 A.M..Gunners Protestant
Service at Theater
11:15 A.M...............Mass
7:30 P.M....Evening Worship
5:30 P.M...............Mass


P.M.............. Mass
P.M.... FellowshiD Club

12:15 P.M....Protestant Wor-
ship Service
5:30 P.M...............Mass
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
5:80 P.M...............Mass
5:30 P.M...............Mass
7:30 P.M.....Jewish Service
5:30 P.M............... Mass
7:00 P.M........Confessions
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he is
present at the Chapel)







Deliver Message of AAF
Members on Battle-fronts

Tyndall Field played host this
week to the most famous fighting
ship of World War II and the mem-
bers of its crew who carried it
on 25 bombing missions against
.he Axis over Europe.
The ship is the "Memphis Belle,"
a gallant, battle-scarred Flying
Fortress which was flown back to
the U.S. by her original, equally
gallant crew.
Swooping low again and again,
the proud giant finally came in
for a landing at 1: 40 P. M. (Thurs-
day) and as her crew stepped out
on to the landing apron they were
greeted by five hundred cheering
G.I.s, officers, civilian em-
ployees and leading citizens of
Panama City.
In the ceremonies which immedi
ately followed the landing, each
member of the famous team stepped
up to the microphone and deliver-
)d a personal message to the aud-
ience, which stood spellbound at
their feet, and to the hundreds
listening to the first WDLP broad-
cast to emanate from Tyndall
In addition to relating inter-
esting personal anecdotes, these
men had a vital message to convey
to the people of America. Their
orders from Maj. Gen. Ira Eaker,
their C.O. in the European theater
of war, were to thank the American
people for their important part
in the war effort, and to impress
them with the urgent need of con-
tinuing to supply the weapons
necessary to bring about victory.
In delivering this message, the
crew of the "Belle" emphasized
that they were speaking for the
millions of U.S. soldiers who are
fighting on the far-flung battle-
fronts, whose lives are directly
dependent upon the output of
American industry.
later in the afternoon, veteran
fighters addressed the students
and instructors of the gunnery
school, answering hundreds of
questions fired at them by the
future gunners.
At night, the crew members were
feted at receptions staged in
their honor at the Recreation
Hall by the enlisted men and at
the Officers' Club. More than
five hundred G. Is and their
escorts of Waacs and Tyndallettes
were on hand at the Rec Hall Dance
to pay homage to the enlisted men
of the crew.
Arrangements and details for
the "Belle's" visit were under
the supervision of Major Loren
Bryan, Sub-Depot Commander, and
Lt. W.B. Pratt, Public Relations
The "Belle," on a nation-
wide junket, arrived here
from Mobile, Ala. Buckingham
Field, Fla., was announced as
its next destination.

Above, left: Tyndall's famous
guest of last Thursday, the "Mem-
phis Belle," is caught by Camera-
man S/Sgt. Johnny Mitchell as it
is surrounded by a throng of on-
lookers who scan its battle-scar-
red fuselage in search of tell-
tale bullet holes.
Above, right: Major Robert
Morgan, the "Belle's" skipper,
leans casually over the speak-
er's podium as he describes sev-
eral adventures that befell the
ship and its crew during their
25 bombing missions over occu-
pied Europe.
(The I th member of the crew
refused to pose for the photo-
grapher. Her name is "Stuka,"
and her mother and father would
probably spin in their graves if
they ever knew that their puppy
had joined the AAF and even wore
a "dog tag" complete with an
A. S.N.)



Lt. Col. Herman H. Simpson
arrived at Tyndall this week
to assume.his duties as the
post's new quartermaster. He
is replacing Colonel Clifford
J. Moore, who left here re-
cently for a new assignment
after serving as Tyndall's
quartermaster for more than
two years.
Lt. Col. Simpson is known
in the Air Forces as the "Fly-
ing Quartermaster" and his be-
lief in the future of air
transportation is definitely
unshakable. He believes that
the QM Corps as a service unit
should keep pace with the AAF
by employing air transporta-
tion whenever feasible, and
that the branches coordinate
and cooperate to the fullest
The new Tyndall quarter-
master has been in the service
of the Government for many
years. Prior to active duty
he worked with the Federal
Land Bank in Oklahoma investi-
gating farm loans. In 1930 he
received a commission in the
Army Reserve and in 1933 went
on duty at CCC camps in the
Eighth Corps Area in Oklahoma.
After serving at Fort Sill
he saw duty at CCC district
headquarters in Oklahoma City
and at Muskogee, where on
Nov. 13, 1940, he was ordered
to active duty at Gunter
Field, Ala.

Lt. Col. Jack L. Randolph, Tyndall's commanding officer,
greets Major Morgan as he steps from the "Belle" after Its
trip here from Mobile. As the picture was snapped, Col.
Randolph turned to introduce Major Morgan to the members of
his staff. To the right of Major Morgan can be seen Capt.
James Verinas, co-pilot, and Capt. Vincent Evans, bombardier.



Five Tyndall Field gunners
will take off Wednesday for
Kingman, Ariz., where they
will compete with teams from
five other gunnery schools in
a two day contest Saturday
and Sunday.
Besides the Kingman Air Base
and Tyndall teams, Buckingham
Field at Fort Myers, Harlen-
gin, Tex., Laredo, Tex., and
LasVegaS Nev., will takepart.
The Tyndall Field team will
be composed of Sgt. J.F. Shea-
han, Pfc. Willie Wong, Cpl. D.
W. Morgan, Pvt. G.W. Hunter
and Cpl. B.J. Brady.

Pictured on the cover of this
issue is the recently completed
AAF plaque which adorns Wash-
ington Circle at the field's
The plaque was constructed by
Capt. Charles F. Brunner, land-
scaping officer, and his staff.
Recognition for their part in
the project is extended to Mr.
Ennis of the Sub-Depot and the
Drafting Department of the D.
of T.
Standing guard- t the plaque
are M/Sgt. Curtis Bull and Cpl.
James Carter of the Guard Squad-
The photo was snapped by
T/Sgt. John E. Mitchell.


7:30 P.M. USO Movies at Hos-
pital; 8:45 at Recleving Pool.
2:00 P.M. Baseball game, Avia-
tion All-Stars vs. Wainwrlght
12:46 P.M. Music Hour, Post
Theater; Stavlnsky's Fire-Bird
7:30 P.M. G.I. Movies at Hos-
pital; 8:45 at Recieving Pool.
8:30 P.M.- Information Quiz at
Ree Hall; Redblrds vs. Bluebirds
8:00 P.M. Weekly dance at P. C.
USO Club; Tyndall Dance Band.
8:30 P.M. G.I. Movies at Color-
ed Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M.- Tyndall Field Radio
Playhouse program over WDLP.
8:30 P.M. G.I. Movies at Recre-
ation Hall.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly G.I.
Dance at Rec Hall
8:00 P.M. Opening of new Recre-
ation Hall for Tyndall's Colored
7:30 P.M. Stc att Post Hoptal
with T/F Orchestra. Sgt. Baoleau,
and Medical Det. talent.
2:30 P.M. Baseball game, Tyn-
all Ternadoes vs. EglIn Flyers.


August 7, 1943


Pane 3


Interviews and Photos

Mich.; Lithographer, Repro-
duction: "First, I notice a
girl's manners, her speech and
her tact; these qualities, or
the lack of them, impress me
sore than anything else."

N.Y.; Link Trainer Department:
"Naturally, a girl's appear-
ance is the first noticeable
thing, but she could hardly
make a lasting impression un-
less she had a balanced mental

PPC. HBRB O'DBLL, Peekskill,
N.Y.; Link Trainer Department:
"In a woman's appearance, I
like a neat hair-do and a
neat, feminine appearance in
her clothes. I could only
like a girl with nice manners
and great versatility."

f/5 CLARKNCE E. LOVE, Green-
ville, fenn.; Post Dispensary:
"Most of the girls I've set
recently would have a lot more
admirers if they took the em-
phasis off of make-up and
flashy clothes adn concentrated
on acting, dressing, and talk-
ing like ladies. I dislike
girls who are flashy or con-
ceited; common sense is the



Other Camps

'This is the Army,' the
motion picture version of Irv-
ing Berlin's all-G.I. show,
opened last Wednesday in New
York for its world premiere.
Steep prices ($55, $11,
$7.70, $5.50 and $2.20) were
charged for the premiere per-
formance, the proceeds of
which go to the Army Emergency
Relief. (The Beaver)

Cpl. John Price, stationed
at Camp Santa Anita, Calif.,
spoke out of turn not long ago
and had to walk 92 miles from
his company's desert bivouac
to headquarters back in camp.
He boasted that he could
hike back to the camp almost
as fast as he could ride, set-
ting the maximum time at 30
hours. His C.O., a literal
minded man, heard him and
ordered, "Start walking, sol-
Carrying a strip pack, gas
mask and canteen, Price re-
ported to the C.O. just 28
hours following his boast.
Price said that he ate two
bananas, two apples three
pieces of pie, two and a half
quarts of milk, two quarts of
coffee but only a half canteen
of water. He smoked 29 cigar-
ettes and chewed three packs
of gum.
That evening, he played
baseball and after the game he
ran around the former famed
race track for an hour.
Wott'a guy for the Infantry!
Robins Field News)

Since the inception of V-Mail
service a year ag6, more than
100,000,000 of the letters
have been sent and received,
the War Department announced.
The first V-Mail letter was
mailed from an overseas point
to the U.S. A few days later,
the initial one from the U.S.
was sent out. In one year of
service, 50,000,000 letters,
photographed on film, have
been sent overseas; 30,000,000
have been sent to the U.S. and
the remaining 20,000,000 let-
ters were sent in their origi-
nal form. (The Beaver)
Pvt. Paul Knoyer, of Akron,
0., recently received a letter
from his dife saying that his
draft board has put him in
Class 3-A and that he probably
isn't going to be drafted for
a while. (Camp Edwards, Masas

Goggles with red plastic
lenses are found not only to
help gunners to estimate how
closely bullets come to the
targets but also aid in adapt-
ing pilots' eyes to darkness.
The red plastic lenses act as
a light filter, excluding all
rays except those at the red
end of the spectrum. The
goggle is unbreakable, weighs
only about an ounce, has a
perforated leather frame for
ventilation. (Army Times)



This Is the LEAST favorite photograph of one of Tyndall's
leading Non-coms, T/Sgt. James Mangum, often referred to as
"The Classification Colossus." Mangum's chief claim to fame,
in addition to aiding Captain Tannen in setting up the field's
efficient classification section, is the fact that he was a
member of the first group of unfortunates to "serve time" in
Skunk Hollow before being admitted to Tyndall proper.
Hamlet, North Carolina, gave up Mangum to the armed forces
in January, 19U2. One week after his induction he was assigned
to this field and five months later everything was so well
under control that he permitted himself to be persuaded into
writing the first "Taler" column for this paper. However, this
"Winchelling" took up too much of his time and he was forced to
lay down his typewriter and wrap his tale telling talent in
moth balls early this Spring.
Previous to his induction, byt. Mangum served as secretary to
the surgeon at the Ft. Bragg, N.C., station hospital. Experts
guess his age to be' in the vicinity of 25 years, since he re-
fused to divulge that pertinent information.
Mangum's interests are varied, but we believe that he is par-
tial to classical music, juicy stories and classification re-
cords. His hairsuite has probably caused him more discomfort
than anything else, for on several occasions members of his
staff and Personnel Tyndallettes have pooled pennies and turned
them over to him as a hint to get a haircut. And while on the
subject of haircuts, we must admit that the above picture does
little justice to our former columnist. The photo is of the
type commonly referred to as a "snow job." Mangum does not
fly, except off the handle, on occasions, and the only reason
for calling the photo a "snow job" is because Mangum probably
intended to use it to fool his staff into getting up another
kitty for a clipping.

Prisoners Want Chance to Study

-American prisoners of war in
Germany want to improve their
time by studying for post-war jobs,
and have asked The American Le-
gion to send them information for
that purpose. Staff Sergeant Joe
A. Dillard, Air Corps, initiated the
idea in a letter from the German
camp where he is a P. W., to the
national headquarters of the Le-
gion. Sgt. Dillard is making a sur-
vey of the Americans in his camp
to see what subjects they want to
pursue, and the Legion is planning
to get text books to them if there
is any way it can be done.
Sgt. Dillard is the ranking Amer-
ican non-commissioned officer in
the camp, which is for non-com
prisoners exclusively. The head
non-com is a sergeant from the
R. A. F.
Part of Sgt. Dillard's letter to
the Legion is as follows:
"I am writing this letter on be-
half of my fellow American prison-
ers of war concerning our post-war
problems. Under present conditions

we know of no better organization
to turn to than The American Le-
gion, as we are all potential mem-
bers of this organization and many
of us have fathers or other rela-
tives in the Legion at present.
"The problems that confront us
seem to be divided into two phases
-first, the maintenance of health
and efficiency in the present en-
vironment and, second, preparation
for dealing with problems concern-
ing our future. Being prisoners of
war, we have certain advantages
over other members of the armed
forces. There is opportunity to re-
think one's scale of values, and if
we had the proper material there
would be opportunities to under-
take new lines of study or to con-
tinue old ones for which time is
lacking in ordinary life."

A citizen of Illinois who is in the
armed forces can substitute the
signature of his commanding offi-
cer for that of a notary public on
documents transferring property.

Page 4





To the ears of the millions of
U.S. servicemen scattered through-
out the world, the most important
part of President Roosevelt's
message last Wednesday night was
undoubtedly the part which dealt
with "Mustering-Out" pay for all
servicemen upon the War's con-
The President, amplifying his
remarks on postwar plans in his
Wednesday address, told his press
conference on Friday that Con-
gress would soon get the plan,
which is designed primarily to
cushion the transition of service
nen and women to peacetime ac-
Its chief feature is a pro-
vision for three months' furlough
or nustering-out pay at regular
base rates not to exceed $100 a
month, in addition to family
In general, the demobilization
program calls for-
1. Three months' furlough at
regular base pay not to exceed
$100 a month, plus family allow-
2. After that, if necessary,
unemployment insurance for 26
weeks for those registered with
the U.S. Employment Service.
3. Special aid and counsel re-
garding readjustment and re-
4. Special provisions, includ-
ing tuition and allowances for'
those who wish to resume educa-
tion or follow some special
training course.
5. Veteran's credit for old-
age and survivors' insurance on
the basis of service in the armed
6. Opportunities for agricul-
tural employment and settlement
for a limited number of qualified
service men.


gKW4 I0

The cut-lines for this pic-
ture from an MBe news sheet
says that with GAIL MEREDITH
on the air, television is
worth waiting for. We agree,
but why wait?
Miss Meredith is a vocalist
who is billed as "Six Ice
Cubes and Gail.," and after
looking at the above photo
you can readily see why the
ice cubes are necessary.



Miss Fay Mercer, long one of
Pyndall's most popular telephone
operators, this week announced
her engagement and approaching
marriage to Lt. Oscar Louis Ans-
ley of Ocala, Fla.
The couple will be married on
August 21 in a military ceremony
at the Post Chapel. Capt. Brooks
H. Wester, Post Chaplain,,will
Major Thomas B. Carnahan, Jr.,
will have the honor of giving
the bride away. The bride's at-
tendants will be Miss Ruth Brock,
maid of honor, Mrs. Virgie Fudge,
the bridegroom's sister, Miss
Elsie Buvalich and Miss Kitty
Safar, bridesmaids.
Attending the groom will be
Capt. A.G. Casey, best man, and
Lts. D.G. Moore, M.J. Converse
and I. Green.
Six Tyndall officers will form
an arch of sabres under which the
couple will march. The officers
will be, Capts. J.A. Desportes.
and G. Powers, Lts. B. Steen,
J.T. Patterson, G. Trawick and
W.J. McKinsey.
The couple will leave after the
ceremony on a short honeymoon in
South Florida. They will reside
in Gadsden, Fla.

Final arrangements have been
completed for the dedication
ceremonies which will officially'
open Tyndall's new Rec Hall for
use by its colored troops. The
opening will take place at 8 P.M.
on Thursday, August 12.
It is expected that Lt. Col.
Jack L. Randolph, post commander,
will be present for the occasion.
Short addresses by Major F.M.
Fleming, C.O. of the Aviation
Squadron, Capt. 0.0. Freeman,
Special Service Officer, Ist/Sgts
Long and Hickok and Jess Word,
director of the colored USO, will
comprise the program.
Music for the evening will be
furnished by Count Dobie and his
boys. Refreshments are also
scheduled to be served.
Although designated officially
as a "recreation hall," the new
building will also serve as a
chapel and possibly, in the near
future, motion pictures will be
shown there.
On Monday, August 16, an eve-'
ning of musical entertainment un-
der the heading,of "Jumpin' Jive"
will be presented in the new Rec
Hall under the supervision of
Jess Word and the USO.

Processing of soldiers into the
Army Specialized Training Program
is ahead of schedule, the War
Department says. More than 60,
000 men are now at ASIP units and'
upwards of 20,000 others will be-
gin the program in the term start-
ing in August. In addition, ap-
proximately 17,000 men are at
Specialized Training and Reas-
signment (STAR) units.

Keep Her Floatin' (or Rollin')

Signal Corps Photo
AmphibiousisthismonsterArmy DUKW" and unofficially called a
"Duck." It can be used in landing
truck-boat which feels at home on either personnel or supplies. This
either land or water. It is a 2'/2-ton picture was taken in New Cale-
iob officially designated "Model donia.

Squadron A

The boys of this squadron are
putting in a busy week in the air.
Reports are that we have quite a
bunch of sharpshooting gunners in
our group. Notwithstanding this,
however, is the fact remains that
some of the students have discover-
ed a new, and sometimes necessary,
use for their fatigue caps. (Well, it
saves cleaning up a bomber, any-
way. )
What student sergeant well-known
around the "campus" has become,
along with a broom and mop, prac-
tically permanent party in the order-
ly room? We'll miss his homey
touch when he leaves us next week.
We were all glad to see our old
C.O., Lt. Flower, back in the fold
this week.

Rugged ? 69th

Harry Mable, George (4 Quarts)
Gallon and Joe Franza, stole the
show at the information tease Mon-
day night. By answering the stick-
ers that stumped the "experts," these
beer hounds drew down five free
bottles until the judges disqualified
them. That's what you might call
liquidating your knowledge of cur-
rent events.
For the latest style in inspection
attire we refer you to Staff Sergeant
Colleran, our supply sergeant. When
the inspecting officer entered the
supply room somewhat prematurely
Saturday, Johnny "snapped to" in his
GI drawers. The inspector appeared
amused, but our Johnny kept his mil-
itary bearing despite his scanty ap.-
parel and the draft about his knees.
A better-than-usual squadron turn-
out settled in the sandy shade be-
hind the orderly room to learn about
the anterior proboscis of the common
mosquito and the curious fact that
you may confidently blame all bites
on the female of the species, as the
male is a vegetarian.
And now for an appeal to someone
in the outfit who knows how to tune
a piano. Whoever you are, please do
something to that woefully battered
instrument in the Squadron Day
Room. A word to the wise, however.
Better slip in and do the job after
dark, or T/Sgt. Mangum might catch
you and reclassify you as a piano
Like the little frogs that appear
after the rain Cpl. "Tennessee Shad"
Fields' new stripes appeared out o0
no-where the instant the promotion
order hit the orderly room.


The old Ventura squadron is no
more. The Manning table has broken
the hearts of all. The new 344th is,
made up of cooks and a few scatter-
ed K.P.'s.
Captain LeForce, Lt. Ralston and
First Sgt. Barbier are the squadron
hea ds.
This month sav a few promotions.
A few of the old timers who were
forgotten, or thought that they were,
received the coveted extra stripes.
Those promoted were: To S/Sgt.
Bernard E. Rupp, William B. Von-
Drehle; to Sgt. Cecil McKinney, Pas-
quale Candeloro, Willie Wilson; to
Cpl. Ernest DeLetto, J. W. Gholscn,
Dominick Chianci.
With the moving of the squadro-,
there hasn't been any news coming
from any quarter. It is up to you
fellows to get bits of information for
our squadron news. Let's go men, let
me have your bits of news.
The first sergeant is seeking a new
name for the squadron. Come on
all you cooks, let's see how good you
are at thinking up a few names for
the squadron. Something like those
you use to lure the boys into mess
In closing I might mention that
Pfc. Plogger fell for the old army
gKg. When asked if he could drive,
Plogger, not thinking, said "yes" and
ended uo as Sgt. Mancinelli's chauf-
feur. The sergeant has the sweetest
little wheelbarrow you ever did see.
It is the only thing the sergeant can'-
not drive.
-Cpl. Frederick J. Johnson.

White Flashes
We say "Bood-bye and good luck"
to all the men who have left our
squadron in the past two weeks and
we wish to extend a most hearty wel-
come to all the new men.
Our squadron came out on top in
the quiz tease program last Monday
night at the Recreation Hall by tak-
ing 350th twenty points to their fif-
teen. Staff Sergeant Thrasher was
high scorer for our side, followed
closely by Sgt. Steinberg, Sgt. Matz
and Pfc. Mitchell.
That old tune "Where's Elkins" is
a thing of the past. Business got so
good that Cpl. Elkins decided to
move his bunk into the mail room.
If you want a few lessons on
"How to Row a Boat," see Pfc. Ham-
montree and Pvt. Giaccardo the
land-lubbers who went nautical in a.
big v.ay.

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Kadet Kapers

Aviation cadets of Squadron A
roared into their fifth and next-to-
last week Monday and really began
sweating out the week of machine
gun work and the final week of air-
Here's what some of them were
doing-Grover (Pappy) Perkins was
still talking about the ride a "hot"
pilot gave him when he hitched a
spin in an AT-6 recently. Seems the
H. P. thought he could make Per-
kins' stomach turn over and he al-
most did.
Nicknames that seem to stick in-
clude Elmer McGough's "Turret
Head" and Joe Roberge's "Skippy."
Incidentally, Roberge turned in one
of the weirdest performances of any
reported on any of the ranges when
he missed all 25 birds in one round of
turret skeet, then turned around and
hit 23 for 25.
Shed a tear for Robert E. Nichols.
Recently he got his first gigs since
he entered the cadets. And that cov-
ers a period of about five months.
Pete MtKone is the little man with
the big cigar. Maybe planning to
be a politician.
About a dozen of the squadron
members went out and caught them-
selves something good to eat Sun-
day. They hired a boat, pulled some
mighty good fish out of the gulf,
then came back to Panama City and
had them prepared at a restaurant.
Sometimes one wonders whether
the cadets form a marching unit or
a glee club as they move down the
street. Leadership for many of the
catchy selections is provided by vo-
calist Edgar Nevins. Soloist for the
specially-made-up lyrics to "Amen"
is David Rothberg.
As must inevitably happen, rum-
ors started to spread as graduation
time approached. The best ones
were: (1) The whole squadron is
going to Apalachicola for the final
week of air-to-air work. (2) The
whole outfit then will go to a new
navigation school in Wisconsin-or
was it Minnesota-instead of return-
ing to Selman Field, La., as original-
ly scheduled.

Squadron E

Lt. Glasser, our C.O., must have
gotten out his blitz cloth and shined
that gold bar, for it is now silver.
We think he deserves it. Congrat-
ulations Lt. Glasser, from Squadron
E. Speaking of Lieutenants, who is
this Lieutenant who is sweating out
something from Baltimore?
We are sorry that one of our in-
structors is in the hospital and we
hope that Cpl. Vodicka will be back
with us soon. We are glad to have
Sgt. Mitchell back with us, although
we heard he was four days A. W. O.
Pfc. John D. Griffin is still singing
"No Letter Today."
Believe It or Not: Arthur J. Fal-
cut doesn't know what a G. I. party
is. Will someone tell him we
haven't the heart to Pfc. Frank
Giordane took his first trip to the
P. X. and immediately flew off the
handle when he discovered that
among all the state pennants hanging
from the wall he 'couldn't find the
Connecticut pennant. Will someone
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Pfc. Ralph L. Fothey has for the
last five months been trying hard to
become a cadet. So far he has suc-
ceeded in getting one letter of rec-
ommendation. At that rate it will
take him another year before he
gets all through.
What was S/Sgt. C. D. Smith do-
ing in town Saturday night when
we thought he had something lined
up in Apalachicola? What about
that, Smitty? We wish to con-
gratulate Sgts. Hall and LaBranche
on their recent marriage while home
on furlough Imagine Dewey Al-
len's surprise while standing in the
show line eyeing a WAAC when he
finds out she is his aunt!
They must have been thinking of
Charley Hagerman when they made
the "chow hound" cartoon .. .We
hear that Sgt. Bittner stopped off at
Tallahassee on his way back from
furlough. Wonder who he knows
there? We hear that it took Cpl.
Van Cleave 38 hours to get to Mar-
tin, Tenn. Could he have had the
wrong information on how to get
That's all folks! There just ain't
no more.
-Sgts. Ignaziack and Mills.

Squadron D

Down at Squadron D they want
it known that the curly, blonde
headed chap with the six stripes
and a lozenge in the center is
not traveling under false pre-
tenses. He is actually a 1st
Sgt., and his name is Thomas W.
McLean, Jr., of Valdosta, Ga.
His presence in the squadron
doesn't mean 'divided authority,,'
either, for McLean is a student
in the aerial gunnery school.
'Mac's' first love is the Para-
troops, but an unfortunate ac-
cident to one of his legs re-
sulted in his transfer from that
branch of the service.
His Army career began back in
1940 when he enlisted in- the In-
fantry at Fort Benning, Ga. His
ability as a drill instructor
came to the attention of his
superiors and it wasn't long be-
fore he was wearing sergeant's
stripes. However, the lure of
the Paratroops got the best of
him and he took a reduction in
grade in order to transfer to
the ripcord gang.
The training was particularly
rugged and according to 'Mac',
the first jump was the most'

Welcome back: Sgts. Bako, Cal-
vanezi, and Swenson. Now that you
fellows are back from C.I.S., you
should be ready to turn out some
real hot gunners.
Sgt. Kerr is salting away some or
that fast earned jack for his long
awaited furlough. Watch your step,
Lee, or you're liable to pay taxes on
it. I think it runs into three figures.
"Ditto" for Sgt. Chocquette.
Was it fate that kept Pfc. Bass
from getting married while on fur-
lough? Mary Ann, from Tennessee,
i9 the lucky girl. Paul is going to tie
t Je knot on his next furlough. At
least, that's HIS side of the story.
What is it that's bringing this epi-
demic of instructor's wives to Pan-
ama City? It certainly couldn't be
the weather!
T/Sgt. Simmons has been making
quite a little time with a snazzy
WAAC from this field. He was
"gunner-of-the-week" in our last is-
sue, and "Casanova"-of-the-week in
this issue.
Sgt. Pat Shannon, one of our new
instructors, took three days off and
took the fatal leap. Congrats to you
both, and take it easy, Pat!
It looxs as though Sgt. Jerry
Green is devoting ALL of his spare
time to a pretty girl in the service.
Could the initials be D. B.?
WHY can't August 10 come soon
enough for the boys in squadron B?
It couldn't be that First Sgt. Nelson
is leaving on his furlough, could it?
Some of the instructors are mourn.
ing the loss of Lt. Coverts, formerly
of this squadron. He has been trans-
ferred to a jeep range. We wonder
if the feeling is mutual?
Lt. Fernold, of this squadron, has
left for Fort Myers to find out why
all the instructors are NOT anxious
to go to C.I.S.
The entire squadron extends their
heariest wishes to Lt. Steen, their
C.O., for a quick recovery from his
recent illness. We hope it isn't ser-
Once again, students of squadron
B, this is YOUR column. So let's not
keep that news about your buddies a
-M. F. K.

thrilling. All together, he
made a total of 19 leaps before
his leg injury caused him to be
disqualified from jumping.
In September, 1942, he was ap-
pointed first sergeant of a cadre
which accompanied 'his regiment
when it was sent to Camp Blend-
ing for training. At that time
McLean underwent an operation
on his leg in a last attempt to
get back to the Paratroops.
However, it was 'no dice' and
after-his outfit finished their
jump training he transferred to
the AAF. His injury did not
prevent him from qualifying for
aerial gunnery and on July 4,
'Mac' found himself at Tyndall
and immediately directed his
efforts towards becoming an A-i
That his intentions were seri-
ous can easily be gathered from
the fact that on the basis of
his excellent record he was chos-
en 'Gunner of the Week' for his
class. (MeLean's photograph ap-
pears on the back page of this

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Cellar- Fliers

We'd like to know the whole story
about that chicken Vic started from
town with last week. All we know
is that he got here with one wing and
a WAAC with a wishbone in her
Sgt. Hill couldn't play volley ball
last week because he had "a good
book" he was reading. Cpl. Mazur is
now reading it avidly. Incidentally,
the title of the volume is "Marriage
and Parenthood."
Don't be surprised if Sgt. Mason
asks you for a sample of your hand-
writing. It seems some of his good
friends dropped a line to his wife.
Now what could he have to be
ashamed of?
I suppose congratulations are in
order for the boys who were cited for
"Good Conduct" awards, but the
question will remain how Pvt. Alex-
ander got at the top of the list.
Cpl. Cox must have done a good
job as orderly at the barracks. In
fact, it looks like it may be a perm-
anent job.
Pvt. Kammerer may be the quiet,
unassuming guy around here, but
you should have seen him walk off
with two young ladies Friday night
and leave Dowling, Mortimer and
Rogan holding the bag.
Pvt. Stevens, quote: "There goes
my PFC stripe." Unquote.
Wonder where Pvts. Role and
Shull spent their week end? They
were not seen in Chattahoochee. May-
be they were afraid to go after
someone told them the state institu-
tion for the mentally deranged was
located there.
According to Sgt. Seagle, before
Cpl. Boggs will ask a girl for a date
he always asks her if she works
anyplace. If she doesn't work, Boggs
goes no further with her.
Lt. Dautrich is finally becoming a
true Southerner; Crews A and C
stand together in saying they heard
him come out with "you all" last
Charlie Smith is a P-T problem. He
says he is too old for calisthenics so
the instructor put him to carrying
timbers for the pier; now he has de-
cided he is too old for that

Squadron C

Giving squadron B the competition
it so eagerly requested in last week's
Target, Squadron C won the Satur-
day inspection with a loud-and proud
-98 per cent. As a result of a lot
of back-bending, blister-building, cal-
lous-causing shoveling, dirt-hauling,
wheelbarrowing, raking and rolling,
we can now claim the best landscap-
ed and terraced squadron on the
In what is rapidly becoming a
habit, Flight 4 was "best barracks,"
closely seconded by Flight 3. They
won the right to alternate, being first
all week in the chow line, otherwise
known as "the flight for food."
Highlight of the inspection for
,Flight 2 was the praise given the
barracks wooden cartoon-sign, plan-
ned and painted by Cpl. Bud Dill.
This is the first time any barracks
had its own, original sign.
OVER: "Daniel Boone" Kelly is
squadron gunner-of-the-week, the
second week in a row that the g.o.t.w.
has come from Room 10 to Flight 3
S. .Who is the corporal who doesn't
pay his just lost debts? The Coca-
Cola people will never -make any
dough the way he pays off. No
need to mention the name, score 19!
.... Every time Cpl. Krakiski missed
the bird on the skeet range, he
couldn't understand what made it
duck Andy Dolan will be getting

Brown Bombers

News isn't too prevalent around
her, but I'll try to make this column
interesting in the temporary absence
of Cpl. Marvin Carter, who is in
Tallahassee on a three-day pass as
this is being written. Pretty nice.
A remark of his last week was
taken seriously by some of the gang,
when he referred to the "Self Preser-
vation Club." Some of the gals
down the street would make good
members of the Canadian Mounted
Police-they always get their man.
Cpl. H. H. Willis is a loud dissenter
to the idea of such a club, but then,
he's been married only about two
Our yardbird, Pfc. James Carter, is
taking a lot of bows for the very
nice appearance of the squadron
lawn. Just eight months ago it was
nothing but sand and scrub palmetto.
Now the grass is green and the
flowers are blooming. Which reminds
us that a few of the boys recently
asked him if he watered the lawn
every day, and when he said, "Yes,
this grass won't rust," another said,
"No, but it certainly could drown."
Congratulations to Harrison and
to Warren, who have just been pro-
moted to Corporal. Harrison is a
warehouseman and Warren is the
maj6r-demo at the theatre.
Some new duty assignments were
passed out this past Monday. Thirty
of the boys are now working at Of-
ficer's Mess, and because most of
them report before 0400, the lineup
at reveille has a lot of holes.
Many thanks to the Special Service
Officer for his cooperation in improv-
ing still further the squadron day
room. With the recreation hall across
the street just about ready to open
its doors, the squadron will have
many. much appreciated recreational
Rain washed out the Red Caps'
baseball game with Marianna Air
Base on Sunday, August .st, at the
end of the first inning with the score
tied at 1-1. The men were disap-
pointed, but hope to see that same
club down here again.
-Cpl. Arthur E. Williams.

bed sores if he doesn't stop getting
in so much flying time in on his
Simmons Bomber.
is put together by Bernard Frazier
of Flight 2, assisted by Eugene Kiv-
eling of Flight 3, Curtis:.York of
Flight 4 and Richard Craig of Flight
.1. Any complaints, suggestions, or
news should be given these men.
SO WE HEAR: Kellin hosted a
watermelon feast for Flight 4 last
Saturday night Cpl. Richardson
can't remember where he was Satur-
day night; those cokes do things to
a guy Cpl. Ricketson may have
been g.o.t.w. but he hasn't gotten a
Idtter from his frau in four days .
Paul Cotter will tell anybody who
wants to listen that the booming
night life of Morgantown, W. Va.,
draws in the citizens of Uniontown,
Pa., every Saturday night It
may be thermometer-breaking Aug-
ust, but after the chilly letter Marty
Burke, of Flight 2, got from Culver,
Indiana, the temperature took a
sharp drop Joe Dytko has an
eager audience when he speaks of
"The Crummier aspects of Marriage"
each night. He's only kidding be-
cause he's happily hitched and a re-
cent father.
Bill Kleindeinst is back in the fold
again, no sale on that diamond .
Why do girls always say, "I'd love
to live in fNassau" after meeting Ed.
"Horizontal" Donegan from Flush-
ing? Ration cards, which we
have written home for to relieve the
food situation, have begun to arrive
. Food is taking the place of gold


L .' ,~

Glamorous Lucille Ball is one of M.G.M's newest stars and
appears in "Du Barry Was a Lady," playing tomorrow and Monday
at the Post Theater with Red Skelton and Gene Kelly as co-
stars. She dances, sings and acts in a role that gives her
wide range to display all her talents. Others in the cast are
Tommy Dorsey and his musicians, "Rags" Ragland, Virginia O'Brien
the deadpan comic, Zero Mostel, Donald Meek, Douglass Dumbrille
and George Givot.

Squadron F

Well, fellows another tough
six weeks has been completed and
there are now 300 brand new gun-
ners to blast the enemy to hell.
However, the leader of the pack
will remain behind to become an
instructor. Sgt. Huntley 'Gun-

as the standard of values. Last
Tuesday Cpl. McKelvey auctioned
an apple for $1.10. The lucky and
hungry bidder was Cpl. Regan.
If they can talk their way into it,
Cpls. Mendoza, Petrello, Kalter, Mas-
seman, McGovern, Richards, Rizzo
McKelvey, Meehan, Prozzio and
Mawhinney are going to win the war,
at least according to their after-
lights-out discussion. You can hear
them above two cal. 50's.
If Cpl. W. McDonald doesn't get a
new set of fatigues, he'll have to get
a pair of glasses to cover where he
sits down or else bring out the
needle and thread Joe O'Brien
will tell anybody that Panama City
is a red-hot town on Saturday nights
-about as hot as mess hall toast .
Cpl. Perrin must be unlucky at love.
if the old adage about lucky in love,

unlucky in cards is true.
Lt. Daniel Chisa was welcomed in-
to the squadron as officer of Flight 2
last week Lt. Frazier, student
gunner with Flight 1, was seen at a
recent P.T. formation. We are in-
formed, that he thinks exercise is a
great thing-for other people.
Back him into a corner sometime
and ask Flight l's Sgt. (Jr.) Earl
Hill what does the name Irma mean
.... S/Sgt. Bill Mikoda has been ga-
ga over that white, one-piece bathing
suit-and what's in it-ever since
he first set eyes on it. Why don't
you let us see her, too? Inci-
dentally, Bill is now NCOIC of all
student gunners who will compete
with other gunnery students from
schools all over the country.

ner of the Class will endeavor
to pass on to new fledglings some
of the qualities which top notch
gunners must possess. Keep up
the tradition of Squadron F, Don.
A little note to the new class:
Fellows, it doesn't pay to be
'wise guys'. We have a private
formula for men like that, and
we won't tolerate a bit of it.
This is going to be a tough six
weeks, perhaps the toughest of
your life, but it's going to make
or break you.' Have a lot of fun
if you get a chance, and remember
that if you do what your instruc-
tors tell you, everything will be
swell. They were students them-
selves, and they know the ropes.
Squadron F has always had the
reputation for high inspection
ratings and a high academic rat-
ing against other student squad-
rons. We expect the new class
to keep up this reputation.
We miss Cpl. Delaney's famous
words 'business is business'
lately. A coke just doesn't seem
to taste so good without the cor-
poral's booming voice ringing out
over the clatter of bottles...A
word of thanks to Lt. Wetsel,
Cpl. Bader, and Cpl. Williams for
the swell job that they have done
in supply. Also, to the combined
efforts of Lt. Berner and 1st
Sgt. Willcut for the tremendous
improvements in the squadron area,
and the headquarters building.
Nobody could possibly realize the
changes which have been made un-
less he had followed them through
the months and noted the small
improvements which daily built
this squadrpn into one of the
most efficient on the field.
More are yet to come, including
planting of grass and possibly
securing a workable radio and
some ping pong and pool tables.
As a parting word, we wish to
invite material for this squad-
ron from the students themselves.
Any and all 'dirt' is welcome and
will be treated as confidential.
Bring all news about your room-
mates and friends into the order-
ly room and it will appear in
this column. Good luck to 43-37,
see you again next week.

August 7, 1943


DP 7




With the score tied at 3-3 in
the third inning of their game
with Camp Rucker last Saturday,
the Tornadoes smashed through to
victory on a sharp double off the
bat of first baseman Bobby Costi-
gan. Costigan's hit drove in 3
runs and Tarr, the next batter,
slammed out one of the few home
runs ever hit on this field to
bring the Tornado total to 7.
The game was called At the end
of the fourth on account of rain.
Norman Southard was on the mound
for the Tyndall team, while Han-
sen did the hurling for the 134th
Infantry Regiment Squad.
The game was to have been the
first of a double bill over the
weekend, but wet grounds forced
the cancellation of Sunday's con-
test, also.
Early this morning the Torna-
does set out for Camp Rucker, Ala.,
where they will meet the same
aggregation in single games today
and tomorrow. The return match
was scheduled upon the insistence
of the Camp Rlmter team which was
far from convinced that Tyndall
was the better nine.
M/Sgt'. Woodrow Busby, who has
been in full command of the team
in the absence of Lt. Stanley
Drongowski, announced that Joe
Flanagan would probably be his
starting hurler this afternoon.
A serious blow to the Tornado
cause was the news yesterday of
the transfer of Pvt. Lou Edwards
from this field. Edwards was the
leading hitter of the team


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The Roaring Twenties the fabulous post-war years in the U.S.A. -
produced, among other things, "The Golden Age in Sport." Babe Ruth,
Dempsey, Red Grange, Bobby Jones were a few of the men who wrote
sports history in the gay decade. This quiz, based on sports deeds
in the Twenties, will test your membry. Pick the right answer from
given after each question. If you guess them all you're terrific.

1) Man O'War, greatest race horse of the Golden Age, competed in
but 21 stakes. How many races did he win?
(a) Pifteen. (b) Twenty. (c) Twenty-one. (d) Six.
2) The Notre Dame backfield of 1924 was known as the Four Horsemen.
Who was the quarterback?
(a) Layden. (b) Stuhldreher. (c) Gip~. (d) Rockne.
3) Jack Dempsey fought before a million dollar gate five times in
his career. Who was his opponent in the top gate of all time?
(a) Tunney. (b) Firpo. (c) Sharkey. (d) Sullivan.
4) What National League star hit .424 in 1924, the highest batting
average in modern baseball?
(a) H. Vagner. (b) R. Bornsby. (c) B. Terry. (d) L. Durocher.
5) What big time golfer won the most tournaments during the Golden

(a) B. Jones. (b) V. Hagen.


1) Man O'War won 20 races in
his two-year career. He lost
one race in 1919 to a horse
named Upset.
2) Harry Stuhldreher was quar-
terback of the famed Four Horse-
men. Other members of that back-
field were Elmer Layden, Jim
Crowley and Don Miller.
3) Gene Tunney was in the other
corner when the fans paid $2,650,
000 to see Dempsey's last fight
at Chicago,in 1927. Floored by
Dempsey, Tunney won with the aid

(c) G. Sarazen. (d) J.D. Rockefeller.
of Referee Dave Barry's famous
'long count' of 14.
4) Rogers Hornsby, then a mem-
ber of the St. Louis Cardinals,
hit .424 in 1924, best major
league batting record compiled
since 1887 when J.E. O'Neil, of
St. Louis, hit .492. In 1887,
however, bases on balls were
scored as hits.
5) Bobby Jones won 13 major
tournaments in ten years of big
time golf. He won the U.S. Open
four times, the U.S. Amateur
five times, the British Open
three times and. the British
Amateur once. In 1930 he won
them all, then quit.


Sgt. Ken Craumer of Hanover, Pa., captured top honors in the
USO benefit golf tourney held last Sunday at the Panama Country
Club. Craumer, former Western Pennsylvania State champion, was
forced to play two extra holes before he won over sixteen-year-
old Bobby Ford in the finals.
Another Tyndall golfer, Pvt. Louis Broward, 1942 Florida
State champion, was the consolation winner. Third flight bon-
ors were won by Sgt. Joe Cacherio, also of Tyndall Field.
Sgt. Craumer, formerly with the Gunnermakers, is now a member
of the White Flashes. Broward is on duty with the Medics, whilV
Cocherio is on the Gunnermaker roster.


"Good Luck Mr. Yates" Claire Trevor, Edgar Buchanan
"Get Going" Grace McDonald, Robert Paige
"Du Barry Was A Lady" Lucille Ball, Red Skelton
"You Were Never Lovelier" Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth
"The Constant Nymph" Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine
"Bomber's Moon" George Montgomery, Annabelle

"Presenting Lily Mars"
Judy Garland, Van Beflin
'Cinderella Swings It"
Guy Kibbee
"Mission to Moscow"
Walter Houston
"Amazing Mrs. Holliday"
Deanna Durbin
"South of the Border"
Gene Autry

"Pilot #5"
Pranchot Tone, Marshia Hunt
"Over My Dead Body"
Milton Berle, Beth Rughes
"Invisable Agent"
Ilona Massey, Jon Hall
*Eagle Squadron"
Robert Stack, D. Barrysore
"Fugitive Planes"
Buster Crabbe


Tyndall's smooth playing Off-
icers' baseball squad is sched-
uled to face the strong Eglin
Field nine here this afternoon.
The game will start at 4 P.M.
In their previous meetings two
weeks ago, the Tyndall team was
defeated by the Eglin nine by a
score of 6-1 and the local crew
is out for revenge.
Capt. Jack Dangler is scheduled
to pitch for the Tyndall men with
Lt. Stan Drongowski as his re-
Dangler hurled against the Eglin
Flyers in their first contest and
gave up but six hits, however, his
six week absence from the mound
was apparent as he issued 8 walks.
It was during this game that the
Tyndall team pulled its first
triple play when Lt. Norman Gross
made a sensational catch in deep
center field and relayed the ball
to the infield in time to catch
two enemy runners off base.

(Through Thursday, August 5)


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STyndali's gunners met the men from Buckingham in the first of a series of intra-Training
Center meets at Fort Myers last Sunday. The Tyndall men were defeated, but they managed to
come out first in the skeet and moving base events. The members of the team were, left to
right, Lt. William J. Cleary, coach; S/Sgt. G.F. Rothenburg, Sgt. W.G. Mortimer, Sgt. J.R.
Dunn and Sgt. J.M. Lambre.


Latest ball players ticketed for
induction in the Army are Pitcher
Howard Pollet and Sparkplug
Jimmy Brown, of the Cardinals;
Si Johnson, Phillie pitcher, and
Ellis Clary, Washington third
baseman. Pollet has applied to his I
draft board for voluntary induc-
tion to enter the AAF as an avia-
tion cadet. The other three face
imminent draft calls.

Laid up with a lung ailment in
an Army hospital in Colorado is
Tom Kuzma, All-American back
at Michigan a few seasons ago.
Lt. Gordon B. Benn, USNR,
former football coach at Phillips
Exeter, is directing the Navy V-5
athletic program at Marquette
University in Milwaukee, Wis.
Lt. Col. Wallace Wade, Duke Uni-
versity grid coach, is stationed at
Ft. Sill, Okla.
Johnny Sturm, former New
York Yankee first baseman, is
now stationed at Jefferson Bar-
racks, Mo. but he isn't playing
any balk'Sturm lost a finger in an
accident last year and hasn't
waved a bat around since.

Signs of the Times: Because so
many physical education teachers
have entered the armed forces,
high schools throughout the Na-
tion have been faced with the al-
ternative of eliminating athletics
entirely or hiring women to coach
boys' teams. Most of them have
picked women and at the New
York University physical educa-
tion camp at Lake Sebaco, N. Y.,
the lucky girls are being taught
how to coach baseball, track,
basketball and even football.
Pvt. Donald Blair, former Dart-
mouth track ace, wants to race
Gunder Hagg, Swedish wonder
runner, under the same conditions
Blair had when he won the mile
championship at Camp Stewart,
Ga: Blair won that one in 6
minutes, 31 seconds, wearing GI
shoes and carrying a pack and a
Dizzy Dean, the great one, is
going around St. Louis denying
that he has received his draft
call. Diz made a recent trip to his
home in Lancaster, Tex. but he
says it was to inspect his crops,
not his draft status. "I was given

my first examination two months
ago and classified 1-A," says Dean,
"but I haven't heard from. no-
body since." The colorful fellow
is 32 and married but has no
Lt. Col. Harvey J. Jablonsky,
West Point grid captain in 1933,
now is executive officer of the
515th Parachute Infantry Com-
pany, Ft. Benning, Ga.
Newest 4F in sports is hard
boiled line busting Tuffy Lee-
mans, backfield star of the New
York football Giants. He was re-
jected by his Baltimore draft
board because of defective hear-
ing and eyesight.
Charley Whitehead, six times
New Jersey amateur golf cham-
pion, has given up tournament
play for the duration. Whitehead
is now a staff sergeant stationed
at Ft. Monmouth, N. J.
Freddy Sington, All-American
tackle at Alabama in 1930, has left
his Atlanta (Ga.) sporting goods
store for active duty in the Navy.
He's a lieutenant in the U. S.
Naval Reserve.

A team of gunners from Buck-
ingham Field defeated Tyndall's
marksmen squad at Fort Myers last
Sunday in the first of a series
of intra-Training Center meets
between the two aerial gunnery
schools located in Florida.
The Buckingham shots, all of
whom received their gunners'
wings last week, were first on
the Jeep Range, in air-to-air
firing and in assembling the
caliber .50 machine gun. Tyndall
won top honors in the skeet and
moving base competitions.
High scorer for the day was
Sgt. H.R. Hall of Buckingham, who
placed first in the moving base,
Jeep Range and air-to-air firing

events. He was runner-up in
skeet and the assembly of the
caliber .50 machine gun.
In second place was S/Sgt. G.F.
Rothenburg of Tyndall, with third
and fourth places going to Sgts.
W.D. Conrad and C.E. Caplane,
Jr., both of Buckingham. Other
members of the Tyndall team were
Sgt. W.G. Mortimer and Sgt. J.M.
Lambre. The alternates were Sgt.
Z.L. Stiawalt for Buckingham and
Sgt. J.R. Dunn for Tyndall.
On the Jeep Range, Buckingham
scored 230 hits to 121 for Tyn-
dall; in air-to-air firing, 282
to 163. Tyndall downed Bucking-
ham 206 to 190 on the skeet range
and 194 to 176 on the moving base


Not to be outdone by the "men-
folks," and as an aid to keep
their "girlish figure," Tyndall's
Waacs have organized their own
bowling league.
The loop consists of four ,. .-
ly matched teams who have already
competed twice in match play.
Sgt. Jo Battini. of San Fran-
cisco, is the league's manager.
Games are bowled each Wednesday
at 7 P.M.
Thus far, the quartet of 4-girl
teams is being paced by Sgt. Betty
Wilson, of Chicago. Betty's
scores of 156, 129 and 130 for a
total of 415 was the highest
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Above are four members of the cast and the director of Tyn-
dall's new Radio Playhouse Group. They presented their first
offering, "The Rat Man," last Wednesday evening over WDLP.
Left to right: Sgt. Saul Samiof, Aux. Alta Moore, Sgt. Will
Crofts, Cpl. Beth Bush and S/Sgt. Steve Libby, director. Other
members of the cast included Cpl. Karl Himmelfarb, Pfc. Irving
Stabinsky and Sgt. Arnold Milgaten. Sgt. Dorothy Bates and
Mrs. Ruth Stabinsky were in charge of sound effects.
A romantic comedy-drama entitled "A Right to the Jeart" will
be the group's next presentation on Wednesday at 8:30 P.M.



Cpl. Raymond "Red" Turner of
the Guard Squadron arrived here
Thursday afternoon with the van-
guard of Tyndall's canine sen-
Cpl. Turner conileted an 8 week
course with the dogs at Fort Rob-
inson, Nebraska, where both Turn-
er and the new sentries received
a thorough training under the
supervision of army and civilian
According to a statement made
by Major John Wilklns, Provost
Marshall, the dogs will be used
on the ramps and on the beach
front. The arrival of possibly
eight additional canines for sen-
try duty is expected in the near
Turner, who Is known as "Red"
to his fellow Guardians, hails
from College Station, Texas. He
has been a member of Tyndall's
Guard Squadron for the past 12
When queried as to his train-
ing, Turner replied that "It was
hard work, but I enjoyed it. How-
ever, I certainly am glad to be
back. *


With the change pretty well
completed, our squadron consists
mainly of maintenance hangar men
so this column will tell of their
doings and mis-doings. T/Sgt.
Bob Clear is nursing a sore wrist
which he received when he fell
off of a wing. Cigars are ex-
pected of T/Sgts. Jones and Des-
jardins; incidentally, Jones has
someone in Jackson, Miss., who
will be mighty proud he made
Dippre, Coleman and 'Home-Run-
King' Bourgeois made Staff cig-
ars will be distributed at the
Dixie Sherman Bar. Sgt. Coleman
will break in his stripes in New
Orleans: the comhinationof a fur-
lough, rating and women may prove
too much for him. We're all glad
to see Bill Stodola make T/Sgt.
He has always been on the ball
and is one of our beot liked men.
Lt. Bridgeford made a Sanita-

Band Box

If you see members of the 308th
3and sitting at home at nights, it's
not because they can't get dates, but
that these industrious noise-makers
are busy sewing on their newly ac-
quired stripes. P'fs. Cockrell. Reg-
ster. Petru. and Stein made Corporal
while Pvts. Albano. Schuetz. and
Wasserman became members of that
elite group known as Privates first
As we go to press the stork is hov-
ering around the residence of S Sgt!
Wilford Stoner.
But in spite of all our other activ-
ities. we found time to win the flag
for last Saturday's inspection with a
score of 97. Now you fellows hav\
to admit that that's pretty darn
However, the band as a whole is
unhappy. Why'? How would you
like to have to play for a dance and
see your best \VAAC girl friend
dancing with that tall Staff Ser-
geant from the "8-13rd"? This takes
place tomorrow night at the recrea-
tion hall. Betty .hurry up and get
some "'AAC to ask you or should
I say "you-all?"
Last Thursday night the Tyndall
Field Dance orchestra went on the
air from coast to coast from
one side of Florida to the other .
well almost to the other side. Guests
on the program, which will be a
weekly affair, were members of the
crew of the Memphis Bell.
Men doing K.P. in the mornings
at Mess Hall No. 2 seem to enjoy
listening to the band rehearse be-
tween 9:30 and 11:00 a. ml. While
it may help) their morale, at the same
time we hope they get the chow out
on time.
In the meantime if you have noth-
ing to do some sunny afternoon.
tome on down and see us in 'our wI
home, Building :3(0: We i igh ir ri t-
let you play in our sand pile if
you're lucky.
tion speech and looked right at
Bourgeois when he made a state-
ment did your ears burn Wilson?
We have the makings of the best
softball team on the post, and
it is suggested we get a team
started. With breaks in working
shifts and some practice the rest
should be easy. The boys in the
hangar want everyone to know that
L.M.H. means Line Maintenance
Hangar not 'Liddon's Mad House.'
Sgt. 'Dodd is hospitalized but
Cook and Stewart didn't have any-
thing to do with it. That's
abc'ut all for now.
-Sgt. Ed Strong



The Tyndall Field Concert Band
will present its third concert of
the summer on the USO porch to-
morrow afternoon, at 5 P.M.
These Sunday P.M. musical ses-
sions proved to be very popular
last summer and the news of their
resumption will no doubt be a
source of pleasure to the hun-
dreds who have been looking for-
ward to hearing the concerts once
One of the features of tomor-
row' s program will be "Headlines,"
a modern rhapsody which paints
with music the headlines in to-
day's newspapers. From war to
"love-nests," murder to birth,
this number covers the entire
gamut of newspaper emotion.
Another feature will be Cole
Porter's "Begin the Beguine."
The program will consist of the
following selections:
Merry Wives of Windsor Over-
ture by Nicolal; Begin the Be-
guine By Cole Porter; March -
University of Dayton; Victor Her-
bert Favorites; Three Slippers -
a solo for three baritone horns;
March London Hippodrome; Song
of the Bayou by Rube Bloom;
March Gloria; and Headlines -
by Colby.


Our line, consisting of Lt.
J.G. Barnes, and Lt. Hoover as
the officers in charge, tend to
blend with the smooth running of
the squadron on the other side
of the line. Lts. Barnes and
Hoover are well supported by such
men as M/Sgt. Conrad (NMI) Sham-
berg, T/Sgts. James Fannin and
Tom Boyle, S/Sgts. Waddell and
Solomons, and as a finale, Cpl.
Wise of the Inspection Depart-
Morrel, 'The Walking Cotter
Pin', lacks two weeks more of
completing his gunnery course;
says Morrel, 'Sure will be glad
when this course of mine termin-
ates, Good Buddy!'...Thomas Fran-
cis Boyle, better known around
town as 'The Crescent City Kid,'
just returned from a fifteen day
furlough from his home town of
New Orleans. The Kid, has con-
siderable cabbage in his jeans-
seems like he picked up a large
amount of 'Hush Money' during his
stay at home...Tex Smotek, flame
throwing Romeo, continues to
baffle and dismay the weaker sex
wherever he operates. Tex at
present is operating in Lynn
What M/Sgt. was seen in a down-
town movie last week, locked in
an embrace of death with what
little chicken? Some movie, eh
Sgt. ?...Quartette of Brotherly
Affection, namely the four Engin-
eering Clerks, have been disap-
pearing with such success that
Sgt. Shamberg is thinking serious-
ly of renting the boys out to a
syndicate, for the purpose of
haunting houses.
Waddell wouldn't look the same,
if he ever lost his pipe. All he
needs to make a perfect poster
would be to acquire some sort of
a canine specimen...There happens
to be a feud going on down in
the Line Maintenance Hangar be-
tween Menard, Michael, and Howell
over the affections of one,
T/Sgt. Catlett. May the best man
win! -Sgt. W.J. Murphy
Said the Pfc: 'If I kiss you,
will anyone be the wiser?'
Said the brunette: 'That de-
pends on how much you know about

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When attacked by low-flying
planes, every soldier should fire
on them, unless orders have been
given to the contrary. This will
cause the planes to keep above
the range of small arms fire.


For the Fall Term

ndy-y Son

"Where the tropics begin..

We boast the most attractive
quarters in the South. Each
group of boys are under com-
petent leaders -- men who are
being paid the highest salary
in the world for their important
task. They are aware of their'
responsibility and 'you can rest
assured that your boy will be
well taken care of.,
Our boundless acres of open
country are available to all
campers. Rifle ranges are plen-
tiful and if your boy shows apti-
tude he will be given a chance to
fire from the air.
Medals in the form of wings
will be awarded to the boys show-
ing better-than-average skill.
Accent is placed on neatness
and discipline.
Boys are asked to do little
tasks around the field to
prepare them for LIFE. Our
program is in connection with
the war effort. We will meet
your boy at the train.
Located near greater Pana-
ma City, Florida, we are
isolated from life's little
Other camps under toe same ,man-
agement located in Tunisia, Guad-
alcanal and Alaska. Also, ad-
vanced units have been set up in
(With apologies to Camp Croft)

A new beer parlor for the men
of Tyndall Field will shortly
be opened in the building which
formerly housed the Cloud Hop-
pers' orderly room. This most
welcome news was announced yes-
terday by the Special Service
Office, who will operate the
3.2 oasis in conjunction with
the Post Exchange.
The installation of a few
more.fixtures is expected to
be completed within the next
two weeks.
Also welcome news was the
fact that G.I.s in either Class
A's or fatigues will be served.




1. Which of these do not have
teeth: frogs, fish, birds?

2. A well-dressed woman might
wear mink on her head. Could a
well-dressed man wear rabbit on

3. Give within five million
the average weekly attendance at
movies throughout the United
States, according to the Hays

4. Does a kangaroo run on all
four legs?

5. In theatrical parlance, what
is meant by "papering the house?"

6. Distinguish between luxuri-
ous and luxurient?

7. What is the difference be-
tween a gazelle, a gazette, and
a kazoo?

8. If you want to play bobbing
for apples, but didn't have any
apples could you substitute
grapefruit, or would they wink?

9. Which would be more apt to
give a clearer picture of a

burglar's finger prints glass-
ware or a brass door knob?

10. If you had jodhpurs, would
you also need a horse, a doctor
or a barber?

Did you hear about the horse
who approached Leo Durocher and
asked to try out for the Dodgers?
Somewhat taken aback, Durocher
told him to take his turn in the
batters box. The horse trotted
over, picked up a bat between his
teeth, and proceeded to smack
everything over the centerfield
fence. Impressed, Durocher asked
him to take his turn in the out-
field. The horse stationed him-
self in left field and caught
screaming liner after screaming
liner in his teeth, then neatly
tossed the ball to first base.
'You're terrific,' Durocher
told him, 'Now, let's see you
run the bases.'
'Are you kidding,' the horse
replied indignantly, 'Whoever
the hell ever heard of a horse
that could run bases?'

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1. Birds.
2. Yes felt hat.
3. 85 million.
4. No. They have long and
powerful hind legs and relative-
ly small fore legs which are not
used for progression.
5. Letting part of the audience
in on passes.

6. Luxurious pertains to lux-
ury; luxuriant means profuse and
7. A gazelle is an animal; a
gazette is a newspaper; a kazoo
is a musical toy.
8. Yes, you could substitute
grapefruit. They will float.
9. Glassware.
10. A horse.

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Gunners of the Week


Squadron A

Eaton, Wis., is the home town
of Squadron A's "Gunner of the
Week." ...Is 19 and a graduate
of the Water Division School in
that town.
previous to induction at Fort
Sheridan, Ill., was employed as
truck driver. After basic train-
ing at Miami Beach, Vanden Busch
was sent to Scott Field, Ill.,
where he completed the radio

Squadron D

Originally assigned to the In-
fantry, he took a break in rank
in order to transfer to the para-
troops. ...Met with an unfortun-
ate accident which disqualified
him from jumping and he was
Meanwhile, he had made 19 leaps
while flying and desperately
wanted to get back in the air..
..Transferred to AAF for flex-
ible gunnery training. ...Home
town is Valdosta, Ga.; is 23
years old.

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Squadron B

Entered Army Sept. 1, 1942 and
received basic training at Key
Field, Miss. ...Hails from Grin-
nell, Kan., where he worked in
dad's manufacturing plant.
Completed Oldsmobile Armament
School at Lansing, Mich., and has
been stationed at Robbins Field,
Ga., Hattiesburg, Miss., and Avon
Park, Fla.
Enjoys baseball and hunting...
Is 22 years old.

Squadron E

Born in Elmira, N.Y.., calls
Reading, Pa., "home." ...Enlist-
ed in Field Artillery in Jan.
194i; transferred to Tank Des-
troyer outfit eight months later
and in August of 1942, entered
Previous training was as air-
craft engine mechanic at Middle-
town Air Depot, Pa., and was do-
ing similar work at Robbins Field,
Ga., when assigned here for gun-
nery course. ...Was test engin-
eer on B-25 at Robbins Field.


Squadron C

A graduate of radio school at
Truax Field, Wis., and radio ob-
server's school at Boca Raton,
Fla., he enlisted in the AAF in
Washington, D.C. in Oct. 1941.
Was born in Southern Pines,
N.C., but calls Washington, D.C.
his home town. ...Was hotel clerk
there previous to Army enlistment.
He received basic training at
St. Petersburg, Fla.j is 20 years
old, and is partial to football.

Squadron F

Entered Army in Jan. 1943...
Received basic training at Miami
Beach. ...Is a graduate of the
Armorer's School at Lowry Field,
Employed as a tool designer and
engineer in civilian life...Hoped
to become pilot but eyesight in-
Is 19 years old and expects to
be kept here as instructor...
Will shoot in competition with
Fort Myers' gunners this weekend.



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