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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ITyndall -1 Target
Copy Prepared Under Supervision of Public Relations Officer.
Special Service Officer: Carcanding:
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. W-rster, 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 froa Camp Newspaper Service.


The United States today is turning out more airplanes than
all the rest of the world combined.
This was the conviction expressed by President Roosevelt
at a recent press conference in which he estimated 1944 pro-
duction at one billion, 417 million pounds of airplanes of
all types.
It's the job of the Army Air Forces to see that these planes
reach their final objective. To do this pilots must be trained
and the planes must be flown to the advance posts where they
are needed. Sabotage of this program cannot be tolerated any
more than can sabotage be tolerated in the factory or in the
Accidents, we know, are the worst enemy agent we have in our


Creation's Lord, we give thee thanks
That this thy world is incomplete;
That battle calls our marshalled ranks,
That work awaits our hands and feet;

That thou has not yet finished man,
That we are in the making still,--
As friends who share the Maker's plan,
As sons who know the Father's will.

Beyond the present sin and shame,
Wrong's bitter, cruel, scorching blight,
We see the beckoning vision flame,
The blessed Kingdom of the Right.

What thought the Kingdom long delay,
And still with haughty foes must cope?
It gives us that for which to pray,
A field for toil and faith and hope.

Since what we choose is what we are,
And what we love we yet shall be,
The goal may ever shine afar,--
The will to win it makes us free.
--Williai De Witt Hyde

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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


P.M.... Fellowshlo Club

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

midst. Accidents are the saboteurs which destroy morale anu
cause rejoicing in the eneny camp.
hWat causes accidents?
In 70 percent of all accidents the pilot erred in some way.
Most such errors were the result of pure carelessness.
The pilot may have the courage of Superman, the intelligence
and the training of Joe Louis, but unless he concentrates those
talents on the job at hand--the intricate task of flying his
plane, he and his plane may never reach the Berlin or Tokyo
Failure to check weather, running out of gas, landing with
wheels up, flying too low while doing acrobatics, failure to
secure safety belt, and failure to check parachute are good
examples of carelessness.
Don't let carelessness cheat you from playing a part in final

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S/Sgt. Elarey Isham
Graduated With
Class 42-49

A Tyndall gunner was one of the crew of a crippled Flying
Fortress which fought through two groups of enemy fighters in
raid last June on Messina, Sicily. Their fight was not in
vain, for despite the fact that they were forced to make a
"belly landing" at a coastal airport in Tunisia, they bombed
their target and downed seven Nazi planes!


'; '

S/Sgt. Elarey Isham, of Bur-
lington, Vt., who graduated
from Tyndall's gunnery school
with Class 42-49, was a member
of the crew.
"I never expected to get back,"
Lt. Frank Hunter of Salt Lake
City, the pilot, told his mates.
"What a time "
After fighting their way to
and from the target, the planes
of the formation started battling
all over again, 50 miles north
of Sicily, off Trapani. In the
'wo battles, all the gunners in
hunter's plane except one shot
down enemy aircraft.
The navigator, replacing the
co-pilot, did a turn .at the con-
trols. All the men stayed with
the guns until they had fired
nearly 5000 rounds of ammmition.
Nursing the plane over the
water back to Africa with all the
motors giving him trouble, the
pilot "greased in" with a belly
landing which his mates found
"smoother than riding a jeep."
Besides Lt. Hunter and S/Sgt.
Isham, the crew included Lt. John
E. Andrews of Philadelphia, the
navigator; Lt. Elmer Kirkendall
of Steubenville, Ohio, bombar-
dier; S/Sgt. Kenneth Titus of
muntington Park, Calif.; S/Sgt.
)hn Tenis of Waterbury, Conn.;
Sgt. Eugene Chantley o Dry Creek,
W. Va.; S/Sgt. Lewis Walker of
Jamaica plain, gass.; and T/Sgt.
James O'Brien of South Minnea-
polis, Minn.

Members of the WAC contingent
stationed here are officially in
the Army of the United States as
of Wednesday of last week.
In an impressive ceremony on
the parade grounds, conducted at
the regular Retreat formation,
the feminine members of Uncle
-am's fighting forces took the
.ath of soldiers at 5:45 P.M.
Wednesday. The oath was admin-
istered by Capt. John A. Burk-
Six squadrons of student gun-
ners, two groups of three squad-
rons each, participated in a wing
parade, and passed in review be-
fore the WACS.
Throughout the United States
and in foreign countries similar
ceremonies are taking place, since
the WACS have served their ap-
prenticeship, and proved their
value as an integral part of the



Last Thursday evening, Tyndall
Field offered its eleventh radio
program, "Rec Hall Tonight,"
broadcast directly from the week-
ly Enlisted Men's Dance at the
Post Recreation Hall. Featured
on the program were the Tyndall
Field Dance Orchestra, under W/O
Missal's capable direction, with
vocalists S/Sgt. Dwight Boileau
and Pfc. Jimmie Coniff, and Miss
Dorothy Ellis, pianist, as special
guest. It was the second in the
'Rec Hall Tonight" series, which
may be heard weekly over WDLP
at 8:30.
The "Tyndall Field Radio Play-
house" has created much favor-
able interest in the local base
with their two dramas "The Rat
Man" and "A Right To The Heart."
This Wednesday's play, also heard
over WDIP at 8: 30, will be Edgar
Allan Poe's *Metzengerstein.
Featured in these dramatic shows
have been Sgts. Wilfred Crofts,
Saul Samiof, Dorothy Bates, Arnold
Milgaten; Cpls. Carl Himnelfarb
and Beth Bush; and Pvts. Judd
Hubert and Alta Moore. Many fine
plays, including the works of
many famous playwrights are on
the schedule for the dramatic
group, and will be heard in the
near future.
The arrival of the Memphis
!Belle, broadcast by remote pickup
from the apronaf the flying line,
was a ninety-minute program in-
augurating the Tyndall Field radio
line, which is being financed by
the Special Service Office.
"The programs thus far, from a
listener's standpoint, have been
fairly acceptable," said S/Sgt.
Steve Libby, Radio Program Direc-
tor of Tyndall Field's Public Re-
lations Office today. "The main
difficulty has been with inex-
perienced casts in the dramatic
shows, and lack of microphone-
balance on the Rec Hall programs.
In the Tyndall Playhouse group
are several excellent actors,
with great possibilities. the
Rec Hall programs have been ex-
cellent from an onlookers view-
point, and with the aid of an-
other stand microphone, the radio
pickup could be improved 100%.
It's difficult to put on a radio
show without two mikes, and I'd
like to publicly thank Mr. Missal,
the Band, and the dramatic group
for their all-out cooperation.*

(Continued on Page 10)

Last week, Pfc. Francisco Giordano, of Squadron E made his
first trip to the Soda Fountain section of the main Post Ex-
change. A proud resident of New Haven, Conn., Giordano im-
mediately scanned the pennants which adorn the PX walls in
search of the one from his beloved Nut-Meg state. Although
43 different states were represented, not one from Connecticut
was to be seen. Thoroughly dissolusioned (and disgusted),
Giordano made his way back to the barracks wherL he informed
his roommates of the "gross miscarriage of justice.'
The best his buddies could do for him was to promise that
the incident would be Included in the Squadron column in the
the Target. However, the story didn't end there, for it was
brought to the attention of Captain Kelser, Post Exchange
Officer, who contacted the Target and notified us that the
Connecticut banner was hanging In another part of the Exchange,
but as a reward for such civic pride he wished to present one
to Pfc. Giordano so that he might always carry one with him.
Above is Pfc. Glordano, slightly abashed, but none the less
satisfied. (And as a final gesture, a Connecticut pennant now
hangs in the Soda Fountain section.)

The cover for this issue was
drawn by our own genius, Cpl.
Marshall Goodman, creator of
your favorite cartoons.
Pictured on the plane are the
five gunners from Squadron 'A"
who are competing today at King-
man Field, Texas, against five
other gunnery schools.
On the planes' left wing is
Sgt. Bernard J. Brady; centered
on the fuselage Is twice-gunner
of-the-week, Sgt. Willle Wong; to
his left is Cpl. D.W. Morgan;
(note the "Chicago Piano"); on
the left of the planes' elevator
is Sgt. Glenn W. Hunter and shar-
ing the "standing room" with him
is sgt. John Sheahan.

Through a technical error, a
photograph of S/Sgt. peter Lia-
shek was substituted for that of
T/Sgt. Henry C. Simmons selected
as "Gunner of the Week" from
Squadron "B" for the second time.
Below, is the rightful heir to
the "throne," T/SGT. HENRY C.

12:4b,P.M. Classical Musical
Program, featuring Dvorak's
Theater, Sgt. Relnltz comnen-
2:00 P.M. Tornadoes vs. Eg-
lin Flyers at the Post Ath-
letic Field.
7:00 P.M. Beer party for
Cadets at Rec Hall.
8:00 P.M.- Musical -how spon-
sored by colored USO at the
colored Rec Hall.
8:45 P.M. Movies at Receiv-
ing Pool.
8: 30 P.M. Movies at Hospital.
12:30 P.M. Regular weekly
meeting of Special Service Re-
presentatives at post Library.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly GI
dance at Rec Hall.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly GI
dance at colored Rec Hall.
8:45 P.M. Movies at Receiv-
ing Pool.
8:30 P.M.- Movies at Hospital.
7:30 P.M. US0 Movies at the
8:30 P.M. USO Movies at Re-
ceiving Poc'?
The U.b.A.M.P.S. announced this
week that it would be unable to
release "This Is the Army' to
Army post theaters for several
The picture is now being shown
to the public at advanced prices.
All profits will be turned over
to the Army Emergency Relief.

August 14, 1943

Page 3




Ptn A

Interviews and Photos

U. i

DICK HAYES, Insurance
"Whatever Congress de-
is all right with me.

I'd use the money to get my-
self established in civilian
ife ."

S,, f, 7I
SGT. JU BAfTTII, Personnel
Dept.: "At least $250 will
give anyone a start in life
after the war if nothing else.
I'd go out and buy some of the
prettiest clothes I could get
and then I'd relax with what I
had left."

Statistical Dept.: "I should
be given at least six month's
ay. I'd take a rest cure as
long as the soney held out."

w I
Dept.: "They should be given
enough money to support them-
selves until they find they no
longer need government sup-
port about $50 a month until
he is established. I have a
family and I'll need all the
help I can get."

As I P.f.c.



These are dark days for the
former house painter of Vienna.
Hamburg is a gutted city after
the shellacking by both R.A.F.
and A.A.F. The once glossy
myth that Berlin would never
be bombed badly needs lacquer-
ing and in his hasty flight
from Orel the Fuehrer forgot.
his favorite set of paint

The curtain is about to drop
ron the sagging stage of Sicily.
Allied airmen are tickling the
great toe in the boot of Italy
with eagle feat-hers, as the
number one unraveller of spa-
ghetti returns to the limbo
that waits on. little men. Elba
macaroni looms as the only
possible asylum for Il Duce--
but will Napoleon move over?

It has long been our opinion
that cities like Blagedvest-
chensk and Kharbarovsk, which
for so many years have defied
correct spelling and pronunci-
ation, would have little diff-
icultyin repelling the invader
frcm the Rhineland. Magnifi-
cently is the Russian Army sus-
taining our belief,
Partisan and guerrilla ac-
tivities mount in southeastern
Europe where the Balkan equiv-
alents of Tom and Dick con-
tinue to harry the enemy wher-
ever he can be found. Appar-
ently the Greeks still have a
word for it- sabotage. It was
sabotage that demolished the
railway bridge in famed Ther-
mopylae Pass recently, bring-
ing disaster to a German troop
train with twenty five cars.
Planted guerrilla machine guns
did the rest.
-Pfc. E.T. Delbyck


Ninety-four percent of Tyn-
dall's enlisted men are now
carrying Government Life In-
surance policies, according
to figures released by Lt.
George L. Lasker. The figures
were compiled as of July 20,
The Post Insurance Officer
also revealed that the average
policy purchased totals $8400.
According to the figures,
two Tyndall organizations, the
Canaries and the Altitude
Training unit, have subscribed
Other organizations ranking
high in percentage of sub-
scription are Finance, 97.8%;
Zebras, 96.8%; Aviation Squad-
ron, 96.6%; and the Bluebirds,
The Zebras lead the "average
policy" group with $9420 as the
mean insurance per man.
(Complete figures are shown
on the right.)

Above, left, is the favorite
photo of Pvt. PRESLEY W. MANGUM,
clerk in the Student Commandant's
Our association with pvt. Man-
gum has been strictly on the bus-
iness side. We might even go so
far as to say that he is the Tar-
get's biggest customer. And by
way of explanation we'll add that
each Satuwday, Mangum comes over
to the Target "plant" and picks
up the 500 copies which are dis-
tributed to the student gunners.
Mangum hails from Greensboro,
N.C., and is 20 years old. The
above likeness of him was snap-
ped while attending country
school in 1930, when our hero
was a full seven years of age.
Following his graduation from
Greensboro High SchooJ, where his
extra-curricular activities were
centered on the two mile run in
track meets, Mangum obtained a.
position as clerk with the Duke.
Power Co.
He entered the Army on Nov. 2,
1942, at Camp Croft. Shortly
after a transfer to Ft.. Bragg for
classification purposes, he found
himself assigned to Tyndall via
"Skunk Hollow."
And as a typical example of
wishfull thinking" we offer Man-
gum's own description of himself:
"Easy going, taking things as
they come. Never gets in a hurry,
Unless taking off on furlough to
visit Miss Jackie Moffett at Mad-
ison, N.C. Likes baseball, ten-
nis, swimming, hiking, hot-dogs
and blondes...Assigned to the
Zebras and attached to Squadron

Above, right: le'd like to
at the age of two (above), about
to embark for America with his
parents from their native city of
Lisbon, Portugal, as turning to
the official who inspected his
passport and saying, "Betcha 5-1
I'don't get seasick"
For some reason or other, Joe
always. reminds us of Damon Run-
yon's favorite character, "Smart
Money." Perhaps it's because Joe
has "conned" us so often on the
ping-pong table, but a glance at
his "201" reveals that Joe is
quite a versatile lad.
Although born in Portugal, he
has spent most of his 26 years
in White Plains, N.Y., which he
fondly calls "home." His Army
career began in April, 1942 and
he arrived at Tyndall via Fort
Dix by way of Keesler Field.
In White Plains, Joe's princi-
pal occupation was that of man-
ager of a shoe store, but he con-
fided to us that he received a
greater income from the rental of
a truck.
Here at Tyndall, he is the Per-
sonnel Clerk of the Department of
Training, complete with a desk in
Sgt. Major Fleshman's office. He
is also the Soecial Service Re-
presentative for the Gunner-
SHe has traveled through the
New England states extensively
speaks Portuguese and Spanish
fluently and ranks in the "ex-
pert" class as far as table ten-
nis is concerned, to say nothing
of his ability at golfing, tennis
and bowlina.

(As of July 20, 1943)

Percentage of Participation
by Squadrons.

1- Canaries
2- Alt. Tng. Unit
5- Fin. & Ccnm.
4- Zebras
5- Avn. Sqdn.
6- Bluebirds
7- Ordnance
8- Gunnermakers
9- Apalachicola
10- Signal & Weather
11- Redbirds
12- Cloudhoppers
13- Rugged (7) 69th
14- Venturas
15- White Flashes
16- AAF Band
17- 965th Q.M. Co.
18- Medical
19- Q.M. Boat Co.
20- Q.M. Cb.
21- Guardian s
Field's Average



Average Policy
by Squadrons.

1- Zebras
2- Bluebirds
3- Venturas
4- Canaries
5- Gunnermakers
6- Alt. Thg. Unit
7- Signal & Weather
8- Avn. Sqdn.
9- Cloudhoppers
10- White Flashes
i1- Apalachicola
12- Rugged (?) 69th
13- Q.M. Boat Co.
14- Fin. & Oomn.-
15- Ordnance
16- AAF Band
17- Q.M. Co.
18- Redbirds
19- 965th Q.M. Co.
2a- Guardians
21- Medical





age 4 Irum 1rvNDALT. TARGET



August 24, 1943THE TYNDALL TARGET Pg



Sgt. Roy Byers, awarded the
purple Heart for wounds received
while at Pearl Harbor on the fate-
ful Decomber 7, was again honored
when he was selected as the *Gun-
ner of the Week* from Squadron F.
Byers, whose picture appears on
the back page .of this issue, is a
native of Haggerstown, Md. He
enlisted in the Army in 1940, and
was stationed at Hickam Field,
Hawaii, when the attack on Pearl
Harbor was made.
When he first heard the roar of
planes in the air, Byers, like the
rest of the men in his barrack's
day room, believed it was Navy
planes simulating attack. How-
ever, it wasn't long before the
sergeant realized that it was the
real thing and he ran for the
"riieia t .5 caliber aniti-ircraft
machine gun he could find.
He soon located one, and while
attempting to set it up in a
strategic spot, a Jap plane zoomed
low and wounded him in the arm
with machine gun fire. Still
trying to get his weapon set up,;
Byers again felt the sting of Jap
bullets when he was' shot through
the chest and minutes later was
again hit, this time in the
In March, 1942, the sergeant wasi
was due to be discharged because
of medical disability, but per-
suaded authorities to transfer him
to the AAF. His request was
Although unabIe to qual.ify-for
aerial gunnery at first, because
of physical handicaps, he complet-
ed the airplane mechanic's course
at Sheppard Field, Texas, and then
went on to Chanute for a course in
aircraft instruments. After fin-
ishing up at Chanute he was again
tested for aerial gunnery and this
time he qualified.
Thus, despite three wounds,
which kept him hospitalized for
seven months and threatened to
keep him from becoming an aerial
gunner, Sgt. Byers finally got
his wish.
He lost 19 friends on that morn-
ing of Jap treachery, and now all
he asks is that he be sent into
the South Pacific battle area and
be given a chance to avenge their


Since moving into our new bar-
racks we have spent most of our
time cleaning up and planting
grass and flowers around the
squadron area. Some of the boys
that failed to pass last Satur-
day's inspection had to stay ir
Sunday and help build the 'Burma
Road' from our barracks to tht
mess hall, which isn't a pleasant
way to spend a holiday.
Our squadron nosed out thn
Bluebirds by a score of 21 to 2C
in Monday night's 'Informatior
Tease' program. Nice going,
gentlemen, and you too S/Sgt.
Double A. Mitchell.
Some squadrons have their 'Mar
of the Week,' others, 'The Mai
of the -Hour,-' and the student'
squadrons have their 'Gunner o1
the Week,' but no one has a bet.
ter 'Guardhouse Lawyer' than th,
Redbirds. He is S/Sgt. A.A.


We won the much cherished "E'
flag last Saturday but we had to
divide the honors with another out-
fit. We tied for first place with a
score of 95 points, but half a flag is
'better than nothing at all. We might
get a "whole flag" some of these
days. As a result of last week's ra-
ting we are going to have one of our
Coming back to the squadron after
an excellent furlough, your corres-
pondent found that the stork ha4
had a field day at the Guardians:
Sgt. Fanning's frau had a baby boy,;
while Sgts. Dodd's and Mullins' fam-
ilies were blessed with little "Tyn-
dalettes." Congratulations to' the
proud fathers!
To top this "Stork Week" Cupid
made the rounds and rounded up
S/Sgt. Paul Hamilton, Sgts. R. See
and T. A. Marshall, Cpl. George
Helms and Pvt. A. Piccianno and
dragged them to the altar. Best of,
luck to the newly-weds and may
they have a twelve dollar increase in
their allottment.
We take time out to wish Pvts. L.
("Larruping Lou") Edwards, H. Jor-
genson, T. Halloran and J. Valente,
"Optimus Fortuna" in their transfer
to Marietta, Ga.
BANTER: Lt. Philpot was so
to take his picture standing beside
pleased with the flag that he wanted'
the banner... We heard that M/Sgt.
Bull and Cpl. Carter went around
looking for Targets so they could,
clip their picture out of it. Tsk! Tsk!
... Pvt. L. Taylor, erstwhile glamour
boy, is reputed to have a certain
WAAC (Margie), all aflutter For
shame,. Taylor!
MAN OF THE WEEK: Our choice,
this week is Pfc. Clarence Spencer,!
who hails from Shelbourne, Mass. Hed
was assistant manager in an A. & P.
Store at home and held this job for
seven years. Clarence is twenty-six
years old but has the sagacity of a
Methuselah. He performs his duties
as gate M. P. with quiet efficiency.
He minds his own business which'
gives us the opportunity to wax po-
That he minds his own business. is
easily seen,
And to top it all, he keeps HIS own
nose clean.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta,

Squadron A
After welcoming-in the class of
43-38, Squadron 'A' has settled
down for another six weeks of the
old grind. For their first week
the students made a good showing.
Flight 2, with half the section
enlisted men and half cadets, are
'having their hands full keeping
'tfeir men straight. With more
,than half the squadron comprised
of cadets the weary section in-
structors get a break by not hav-
ing to march their men from place
to place, which is a help.
The 'shining light' of Squadron
SA', Pfc. Drake, has done it
again! Last Tuesday, after the
students had made up their bunks
and headed for school, Pfc. Drake
started through the barracks
frantically tearing up these same
bunks. Before the irate barracks
chief could get him under control,
he had ruined half the nattily
made bunks in sight. The explan-
e nation: he thought it was Wednes-
day and time for the weekly air-
Sgt. Btamblett did all right
for himself by lettering flight
bags of the graduating students
for a small fee. Attention Class
t Squadron 'A' wishes the best of
Sluck to the 5 mei of its graduat-
ing class who Lr,e going to King-
Sman Field to participate in the
gunnery meet to be held there
this week.

Her brother is in the 69th'

ABVE: Lovely Lucille Norman, sister of the 69th1s top-
notch squadron clerk, S/Sgt. Dwight Boileau, has a featured
role in "For Me and My Gal," playing a return engagement at
the Post Theater on Tuesday, August 17.
Lucille is one of the most talented young vocal ists in
present-day show business, and for the past three months she
has been thrilling the patrons of New York's swank Versailles
Club. "For Me and My Gal" was her first picture. She has a
home in Hollywood where she lives with her mother. Dwight,
who hasn't seen his sister in two years, tells us that Lucille,
like all ambitious vocalists, hopes to do opera.
Dwight himself is the possessor of a fine voice, and has
;never yet failed to volunteer his services for any Tyndall
musical program.
BELOW: An M.G.M. studio artist created the likeness of Gene
Tierney which appears below. Gene is starred in "Heaven Can
Wait" which is-scheduled for showing at the Post Theater August
22 and 23. (After having Gene pose for him, the artist un-
doubtedly agreed with the title of the %picture.)

Artist's sketch of mHeaven Can Waita


August 14, 1943.

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Page 6

Kadet Kapers

Tyndall trucks have "been bounc-
ing cadets from Selinan, Moody,
Nashville and Santa Ana onto the
field all week. This is not the first
experience on a G. I. field for many
or perhaps most of us. One of us
has been on the Philippines, Guam,
and the Hawaiian Islands. But to
all of us, Tyndall is a great change
from our Cadet life of the past six
We have been "earning" swimming
privileges by landscaping the
grounds. Our officers have warned
us against bloody-jawed sharks and
the undertow, but these arguments
pale alongside the persuasion of the
rising t,hermoeter and the afternoon
The high point of the first few
days was the informal talk given by
Captain Evans, bombardier of the
Memphis Belle. His description of
bombing missions, coming from the
man who has probably killed more
Germans than any other American,
was full of information which inter-
ested all of us. The formations the
Forts fly in are so tight that all the
bombs can be released at the same
instant. And the bombadiers and
navigators, stationed in the nose,
have the first crack at the attacking
German fighters. Captain Evans
said it was fun, but no joy ride--and
he convinced us.
Our cadet officers have been ap-
pointed and we know them well
enough to know they are good men.
We all feel confident there will be
no chicken and this makes us look
forward with pleasure to the coming
six weeks.
We read in last week's Kadet Kap-
ers that a dozen cadets went out and
caught themselves some fish. Can't
say as we blame them. Food is food
these days' Mark our words. The
class of 13-38 isn't swimming
among hungry sharks for nothing.;

The- four gunners of Class 13-31
who wIeri selected to represent Tyn-
ldil! Field in a competitive shoot at
FEat lMyers have returned victorious.
T th'lnm. Squadron "'F' extends their
heartiest thanks for the swell job
they ,dil. To the Class !3-37. they
bes -lo thi'se honors, and feel certain
that yi\i tien can once again bring
bii k the winning sioices to Tyndall
The' fIl'r. week is over for this
i;.s, ;andi the g nn'e of the week is
S l pt v \V. vHyers. He is one of
ithe l-ill \'iho wa;s on Hickman Field,
,n111 I T. 19 1 He is :a qul.et sort
,,l fllw, aitnd dloes inot have much
In iv aih uilt the a;i tio he has seen.
hilt he is detl rnillilled to be one of
th best gllnnieirs that has left this
Ouir handy nan. t'pl. ., hn O'Bara,.
is bh;lk on duty again. aft er a week
of lest in the hospital. and he is all
sL to take over the job of getting
our groundIs in tip-top shape.
To the i:en of 13-37. how about
soii m ne- s, fellas'' This is vyour col-
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Squadron C

Succeeding Lt. Don K. Hill,
who is at tactical school in
Randolph Field, Lt. Arthur R.
Harley, formerly in charge of
Flight 3, is the new commanding
officer of Squadron C. Lt. Har-
ley is from Norristown, Pa., and
attended Temple University.
As we start our week of air-to-
air firing., Catholic students of
this squadron will receive Holy
Communion in a body at the 8 A.M.
Mass tomorrow morning. This has
been arranged by Chaplain Dorney.
must lose a lot of sleep being a
latrine detective at night and a
morning chow-line Pinkerton in
the dark hours of the A.M...Lots
of red faces around--one in par-
ticular. The serge will give you
all the info!...Would Tony be mad
if she knew where Eugene was
Tuesday night? Such WACtivities!
...First Sergeant Hogue's mathe-
matics: 'From now on you men
have three minutes to fall out--
that means ninety seconds and
it's enough for any man!'
According to Bob Boughton and
the other intrepid chow hounds
of Club 5in Flight 2, the biggest
malfunction on this field is not
on the range but in building 422:
failure to feed!...Al McGovern
and Streckus McKelvey 'accident-
ally' meet the sergeant (some
sergeant, anyhow) every time they
hit that de-luxe nightery, the
Dixie Sherman Roof. It's a good
way to get ahead, men.

Cpl. Alfred L. LaChance, is now on,
his furlough, and well on his way
back to the Smoky City, Pa. Have
a good time, Al, and hurry back, as
this column misses you already.
To the members of Flight I-If
you men can sing as well as S/Sgt.
Blaha says you can, then I am cer-
tain that you are well worthy of all
kinds of praise. However, after
hearing Flight IV tuning up, this
writer feels you have a long ways to
go to beat them at it.
If any of you men have any regi-
mental or squadron insignias for
sale. or to swap, see the first ser-
geant That is his collection in the
Orderly Room, and he is anxious to
increase it. Also, notice that he col-
lects shoulder patches. Drop around
and maybe you can make a deal.
EBrr'acks 107 won the inspection
in the squi-.dron last week and are
the proud possessors of the first
place in the chow line all this week.
The enlire squadron did fine, in fact,
tvinr for second nlace in the first
inspection here. Nice work, fellahs!
S'niatter \with the nose, McArdelle?
Getting' nosey, huh. Bub? Tsk! Tsk!
And he claimed it was a handle on
a trap setter's setter, or sumpin'
Well, it's a good story, anyway.
Hey. S Sgt. Blah., where'd ya get
the "side-saddle" coveralls?

The rains came and Squadron C's
beautiful (???) landscape project
washed away but not until after we
won the coveted "E" flag. And if
you think we are kidding look in
front of our Orderly Room. Yes,
fellows, you and your W. P. A. pro-
ject was swell while it lasted. (T.S.)
To whom it may concern in Squad-
ron C, namely E. R., missing church.
to make a little things in the dirt?
(That's a very sad state of affairs).
For the second time, T/Sgt. Sim-
mons has been chosen "Gunner of
the week." Nice going, Sgt.
Our C. O., Lt. Steen, is back again
after spending a tough two weeks
in the Post Hospital. We hope. we
were not to blame for that visit, Lt.
Why has Sgt. Kelly been sticking
so close to the Squadron of late?
Could it be that big "gurgling" pack-
age he was seen carrying in his
S/Sgt. B. Steele is in the market
for a new '39 Plymouth muffler. It
seems that blow-outs weer in order
last Saturday night. One being
Steele's car and the other being the
going away party for Sgt. H. A.
Hibbard which started in Panama
City and finally ended in the Latrine
of Bks. 421. (Incidentally, Sgt. Hib-
bard went to Clemson College for
Sgts. Bolduc, Gracey and Polk
have been stricken, at their own re-
quest, from the Squadron Instruc-
tor's Honor Roll and transferred to
Apalachicola as air-to-air instruc-
ATTENTION, all members of this
Squadron! S/Sgt. Sapp requests
that a Tally-out Form (and copies)
be filled out each time a coke bottle
is taken f-om the Orderly Room.
After his three-day pass, Pfc.
Hartmann's thoughts are now wan-
dering to Waycross, Ga. What's her
name, Ralph? E. Leber and L-. Kerr.

Flight four leaves for Apalach-
icola tomorrow along with the
tail end of flight three. We'll
soon be hearing all about the
night life of Port St. Joe--and
right now we're telling you, it's
a lie!
and Fearless and Andy were play-
ing Sinatra-songs up at the PX
before the show Sunday night for
Jeanette. Everyone knows the
old saying about the boss's
daughter!...Izzy Barrack is a
little forlorn about Betty in the
PX. Maybe he's getting what's
coming to him after that line he
handed her.
Sid Rudnick, 'that other Irish-
man,' finally got around to doing
'the Indian Rope Trick on the ob-
stacle course...Bob Dolitsky is
going to stop sweeping the day
room and start doing calisthenics
any day now...No farmer everpray-
ed harder for rain at 5:30 P.M.
every day than we do. Of course
it's to make our newly planted
grass grow, not to f.o. calis-
thenics!...Sgt. Bill Bernhardt
looked a little ragged instead
of a little rugged after his
three day pass to New Orleans...
Personal to the boys from Boca:
Meet me at the Hotel Washington
in West Palm Beach two weeks from
tonight; we can do a little spar-
ring, maybe some shadow boxing...
Now we're talking

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Squadron F






A letter received by an officer on this field from
his son.....
'Dear Mother, Dad,
Today I saw the pictt,-e of my life, and if you saw 'Bataan' you'll
know what I mean. I swear right now that if I ever run across a
draft dodger or joker who won't fight for his country or give tp his
life, I'll tear him limb from limb. Any woman who thinks her son
or daughter is too good for this fight will get a piece of my mind.
Right now I feel about as low as a snake, having it so soft here in
this country when thousands are over there fighting. Before today,
Thought medals were given away like candy on Christmas, now I know
they're well deserved.
Personally I don' t see how any person can resist a chance to kill
those Japs and Germans. You rarely think what the reasons--the
real reasons--for fighting this war are, but in the show, just sit-
ting there alone, all the good times I've had--being good and being
bad--flashed before menand I got plenty stirred up, first at those
cowards who want a soft life now, and then at myself for leading a
comparatively soft life right here despite myself. I just hope I'm
in a position some day to praise those who deserve praise and beat
the Hell.out of those who don't. A person should just boil at the
strikers, slacking defense workers, and people who buzz around with
a god damn complacent attitude toward this war and their part in it.
You realize that war bonds are essential, that every person must do
his or her part. You thought I drove around a lot, and I did, when
in Georgia,, but I was somewhat justified. However, millions of
others don't have any damned reason whatsoever, and a great many
servicemen deserve it more than a hundred Congressmen or Washington
'big shots.'
I don't know just what to do when this war is over, but I'd like
to go to Annapolis. The way I feel now, and undoubtedly a stronger
reeling will prevail when I see actual combat, I wouldn't want to
live with men and women who more or less slept thru these years.
I want you to know I'll be trying my level best to be the best fight-
er in the world. I realized for the first time today that there's
little glory in war, and I'd just as soon be a Marine fighting in
in the thick of it as sane high officer in the rear. I see how you,
Dad, and others like you want to fight over-seas, but for my own
sake I'm glad we young squirts get the breaks.
Everything is going fine up here and these Officers aren' t bad at
all when you get to know them. Your house sounds swell. How about
those gas coupons and a pair of flying glasses?

Baseball and the Japs........
You've probably heard a good deal of gab about how the retention
of Big League baseball is necessary for the preservation of American
morale. A lot of people are sending up a lot of smoke on this
subject all over the country.
Now, however, we've got a ney angle. Lefty O'Doul, the man in the
green suit, who used to bang baseballs off the right and left field
walls at Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds with amazing consistency,
says that abandonment of baseball at this stage of the war would
give the Japs a terrific boost in morale.
The man in the Kelly green suit may have something, at that. Any-
.tow, he should know what he's talking about. He played in Japan on
barnstorming tours with American All Stars and had a chance to study
the Jap baseball outlook first hand. Here's what he has to say:
"The Japs so envy us for our baseball prowess that to call off
the game during the war would be a tonic to them. I think they would
construe it to mean we were becoming panicky or something like that."
Lefty, who batted .352 for the Yankees, the Red Sox, the Giants,
the Phils and the Dodgers during an 11-year Major League career, now
is managing the San Francisco Seals, where he can keep an eye peeled
on the Japs at all times. One eye is all he can peel, as a matter
of fact, because a couple of years ago an irate fan, who didn't like
the way he was running the Seals, followed him into a downtown bar
and grill and stuck a cocktail glass in Lefty's other glim.
The man in the Kelly green suit said the Japs are ruts about base-
ball but they can't play it for schmaltz.
"Our teams used to give the Japs some terrible beatings," said
Lefty. "Once we trimmed them 20 to 0 and we could have made it 40
to 0 if we hadn't become tired whaling that old tomato all over the
Dt. Of course, we had Al Simoons and Lou Gehrig and Mickey Cochrane
dnd Bob Grove on our side."
We imagined that having Simmons, Gehrig, Cochrane and O'Doul
punching the ball into the far corners of the out-field with Grove
fogging them through on the mound might have had something to do
with the score, but Lefty was talking again.
"Yes, srir, they were supposed to be pretty good players but I
couldn't see them at all. They couldn't touch Grove, of course,
and I even fooled then myself one day with a couple of crooked arm
curves that any Big Leaguer would have sent riding a mile. In all
the time we spent in Japan I never saw a Jap pla: r hit a single
home run."

Major General Patton's message to his men on the
eve of the North African invasion....

'soldiers and sailors, we are to be congratulated because we have
been chosen as the units of the United States Army best trained to
take part in this great American effort. We are now on our way to
force a landing on the coast of Northwest Africa. Our mission is
threefold: First, to capture a beachhead and secure an airport;
Second, to capture the city of CASA4LANC4 and secure its harbor for
our use; and third, to move against the German wherever he may be
and destroy him.
In making our landing, we may be opposed by a limited number of
Germans. It is not known whether the French African Army, composed
of both white and colored troops, will contest our landing. It is
regrettable to contemplate the necessity of fighting the gallant
French who are at heart sympathetic toward us, but all resistance by
wherever offered must be destroyed. However, when any of the French
soldiers seek to surrender, you will accept it and treat them with
the respect due a brave opponent and future ally. Remember, the
French are not Nazis or Japs.
In our landing we will be supported by the full might of the Ameri-
can Navy and our own Air Force, both from the sea and from the air.
You have been carefully trained in landing operations in conjunction
with the Navy. When the great day of battle comes remember your
training, and remember above all that speed and vigor of attack are
the sure roads to success, and you must succeed for to retreat is
cowardly as it is fatal. Indeed, once landed, retreat is impossible.
Anericans do not surrender.
During the first few days and nights after you get ashore, you must
work unceasingly, regardlesss of sleep, regardless of food. A pint
of fweat will save a gallon of blood. The eyes of the world are
watching us; the heart of America beats for us; God is with us. On
our Victory depends the freedom or slavery of the human race. We
shall surely win.
Signed G.S. Patton, Jr.
Maj or General
United States Army,

From the Nanier Field "Booster," March 19, 1943....
'...All wars are fought for a cause, and both sides are at
great pains to set forth the moral and practical reasons for
the validity and virtue of their particular Cause. *** In the
first World War, both sides, as Lincoln said of our own Civil
War, were appealling to the same God to vindicate the right-
eousness of their claims and both, obviously, could not be
right. When it was all over and the first, hysterical en-
thusiasms had passed, a wave of weariness engulfed the world.
What had been won? More and more cynics gave answer :
'Nothing. '
But had nothing been won? Was not this conclusion the world's
most costly mistake? Such cynicism resulted in a disavowal
of any real responsibility for a concerted international ac-
tion and cooperation. The framework for such action had been
constructed in the League of Nations, but the popular will
to community effort necessary to breathe life into it, was
lacking. *** And, when acts of aggression began to occur -
Japan against China. Italy against Ethiopia, and the Nazis
against their neighbors the rest of the world protested
with words' but shrugged its collective shoulders to direct
action, until, almost too late, that action was forced upon
them. and
Should we say then, that the Allies won the last war and
lost the Cause for which they were fighting because that
cause was false, and by implication wonder if we aren't talk-
ing through our hat when we imagine that a worthwhile cause
CRACY AND ENTURING PEACE. In that we were overly optimistic.
The truth is that victory is the first, necessary condition
for making possible the Cause for which a people are fighting.
Through victory the nations had only won the right to start
working for the ends deemed good; beyond victory there always
is the hard drudging work of reconstruction. 'The true meas-
ure of nations, said Winston Churchill in 1919, 'is what they
can do when they are tired,' and the weary nations failed
their Cause just when its demands were most exacting and its
opportunity most ripe.
In our own situation there is, most certainly, a Cause.
Victory will earn us the right to seek'after it; defeat will
change its course for many dark years- What is that Cause?
President Roosevelt has best put it; this is a war for Free-
dom 'Freedom of worship and utterance, freedom from want
and from fear, for all peoples everywhere in the world.'
We don't have to worry about its being a 'worthy' cause;
we have to worry about being worthy of it; by understanding
what it means, and by possessing a will-to-victory in order
that it may have a chance.

" If you know the enemy and know yourself,

you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. "


Q.M. Department fleodi

This week the Target pays tribute to the enlisted men of Tyndall's smooth
running Quartermaster Corps. It would be impractical to mention each man
individually so we've decided to bestow credit indirectly through the G.I.
department heads.
On the l:ft is T/Sgt. Charles J. Mitchell of Findlay, Ohio. Sgt. Mitch-
ell at present guides the destiny of the detachment in the capacity of the
detachment's "op-kick. He entered the Army in 1941, and upon his arrival
at Tyndall in !942 he worked his way upthe QM ladder via warehouse super-
vision until i May, when he was called upon to act as first sergeant.
SBelow, to thp left, is Sgt. Allen Fulton, of Milwaukee. He arrived here
,: ,in January, 1942, ~nd is now in charge of the QM Shipping Section. Was
assistant sales manager of an auto accessories firm before donning khaki.
S. Below, center, is Sgt. Clair B. Henderson of Pittsburgh, Ohio. As chief
ae clerk of the Purchasing and Contracting Department, the sergeant is ably
making use of the valuable experience gained while in the employ of one of
the nation's leading chain stores.
Below, right, is Sgt. Waldon Porter of Kaplan, La. As chief clerk of the
Property Section he is in charge of accounting for the thousands of general
items required at Tyndall Field. Also, because of his Cajun background, he
has become invaluable as an interpreter at the Clothing Warehouse when the
E DT Eu 0D C I UT ueI French students come down for outfitting.

JI gl CHALnLl. i L lLL




BELOW: Sgt. John B. King, chief clerk
of the OQ Fiscal Section. The sergeant
calls Ravenswood, N. Va., "home." Before
entering the Army in 19.41, he was a Tra-
veling Auditor. He arrived at Tyndall
in January, 1942, via Camp Lee.

BELOW Veteran of all QM G.I.s is M/Sgt.
Elmo; Suter, chief clerk of the Subsis-
tence Section. He has 16 years of Army
service to his record; and was born in
Welcome, Minn.



I. 1 _

1 1 4 4pFC. JAMES::

The Armament Shop heretofore
unmentioned in this column wishes to
express its appreciation for the space
allowed to us.
One salient fact about us is that
in addition to being Armorers, we
find ourselves contributing greatly to
*he various activities on the Post.
For example: KP, PT, Crash Details,
and providing air to air gunnery and
ground instructions. Coupled with
our working from twelve to fourteen
hours a day, it is indeed a break for
us to get an occasional day off.
The notorious German, Hans Ho-
mann, is working harder than ever.
He and his constituents, -Sgt. Insley
and S/Sgt. Waite have already worn
out their allotment of coveralls.
After long and trying hardships
our hats are off to Pfc. Mowery,
who recently adjourned our ranks
for Aviation Cadet Training.
Pfc. Downes has also left to re-
turn to civilian life. His job-the
backbone of the Nation. We wish
him well and look forward to the
time when we will be able to sample
his harvest.
To* mention Armament and leave
out our Machine Gun and Turret
Maintenance Classes would be an un-
pardonable sin. We hear the stud-
ents sit as infants on their three-
folds deep in absorption of the data
passed out by such notables as Sgt.'
Hulse and his wizards of the Caliber
.50 and not to be forgotten S/Sgt.
Vanwelsenaere with his staff of
"profs" on the Bendix Turret.
Our Tow Flight, hardpressed as it
is with the renewal of personnel for
KP, is doing a miraculous job turn-,
ing out the tow missions and the
tremendous amount of work required
to perform them. Sgt. Watts and
Cpl. Maxwell are to be complement-
ed on their fine performance.
OFFICERS: This has been a try-
ing week for the Rover Boys on the
Flight Line. The polits have been
trying to finish off the class so they
can get a week-end, and the "Cumul-
us Sackus" Cloudsare trying to fin-
r'sh the pilots so they won't. (And'
'pl. "Simon Legree" Kirk is devel-
oping muscles in his whip arm.
Whatta life!)
Anyone know where Lt. "Short
Circuit" Hendricks is going to get'
a house for his wife and the new co-
pilot that are Air Mailing in this
weekend ?
Who is the Tarzan that has been
practicing midnight weight-lifting
out on the bridge approach? Tsk!
Tsk! The first rule of weight-
lifting is never drop the weight in
the water. She might drown.
Lt. Jack Hunter has been on a'

themselves out from so much laugh-
"Da Hrooklin Boy" is due back this
week. Probably with some wild tales
about how New York is almost as
good as California. Over and Out.
report. Understand they're busy
winning a war.
Congratulations are in order for
Cpl. Naive who took the final step
by marrying a WAAC officer. Be
careful. Holman, she might try to
pull her rank.
The home of S.Sgt. Jack W. Dyal
was the scene of a birthday dinner
Saturday night, celebrating his
birthday. Invited guests included,
in addition to Sgt. and Mrs. Dyal,
Sgts. George B. Boss. O. N. Cronk,
and Pvt. Jimmy MacLaren.
Pvt. Charles D. Ray has received
his age release from the service---to
"go fishing"--of all things.
The post exchange is nearing com-
pletion and when finished we will
really have something to be proud of.
Does anybody have any suggestion as
to the Beer situation?
The toil of day is ended; a
great red ball rolls slowly down
its western ways and night and
the stars come to Apalachicola.
The plaintive singing of the KP's
rises wearily on the heavy air a.
the Post Theater disgorges it;
faithful. For a brief moment the
noise of wheeling cars delays the
stillness to follow--then silence.
The baleful red eye of the ob-
servation tower gleams Cyclops-
like over the runways--below are
the planes, awaiting tomorrow's
revolution. Within the darkened
buildings is an emptiness that
sits in the Coca Cola machines
they house and dreams of lost
alloys silence is abroad and
The attack comes soon. From
the West, a great armada is dron-
ing its way across the heavens,
escorted by stinger craft. With-
out warning they dive earthward.
The screening defenses are piti-
fully inadequate and the base is
soon overrun. Armorers are heard
screaming in the night. A Grem-
lin, high octane gas trickling
from a score of bites rushes by,
pursued by a black nosed stinger.
I hear the terrible whirring of
their wings and catapult myself
into motion. It is useless and,
pinked in a thousand places, I
become a casualty.
Commando-like they retire leav-
ngme to nurse my grievous wounds.
Already the skin is puffed and
swelling rapidly and as I sink
into the morphia of coma I dream
of citronella in the light brown

nice vacation up in the hospital. In
spite of that "Oh what a pain rout-
ine" it didn't take him long to start
yelling, "Bring on the dancing girls."
So he's all well again even if he does
look a little lop-sided. Just when I
was getting used- to the way his car
We understand it was pretty rough
out the night Capt. Efinger and Capt.
Fowler received their promotions.
Double bars and then double every-

Congratulations this week go to
our 1st Sgt. and Sgt. Major. TiSgt.
Trambitus climbed the last ring of
the EM ladder and is now among the
notables of the "three up three
down society. Incidently it seems
that he is puzzled with the new time-
saving device "Morning Report."
Does it, really, Sgt.?
Gentleman Schroder surely flour-
ished the cigars around and about.
(Not "El Rope-o, either, Bub). The
new conspicuous rocker on his sleeve
really reflects honor. Congat's old
boy, you deserved it.
Sgt. James O'Connor left the

"Message Center" this week, bound
for Massachusetts. "Thank Good-
ness," his sweating days are over for
a while. We wonder if he is bring-
ing back the "blushing bride"?
Cpl. Tiller, the "Morning Report
Gremlin," must be having one swillI
time in Virginia, according to the
post cards received.
Don Juan Tedder is really getting
around these days. A different
blonde each night. Do they all have
to be blondes, Joe? We are wonder-
ing just what you have that the rest
of us GI's don't. I came, I saw, I
overcame, huh?
S/Sgt. Allen, of the Medics. is al-
ways in that "Wanting Mood" as us-
ual. I hope his desires will some-
time overcome the incompleteness.
Since the advent of 91 octane the
engineers lengthening the runways
are strictly a volunteer group. One
inch lower and "they cheer."
It's a lead pipe cinch that Jr. and
McCallister will never be bored with
each other. They have so much to
talk about.
Will someone please show the
"Cowboy" how to paint with water-
colors. His friends are knocking

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Sgt. C.K. Smith Wins Top
Individual Honors

A tean of four Tyndall gunners, all fran Squadron F, journey-
ed to Buckingham Field, Fla., last Saturday and came away with
top honors in the gunnery meet by winning three of the five
events scheduled.
The Tyndall team was ccnposed of Sgts. C.K. Snith, D.B. Hunt-
ley, A. Jarvis and K.J. Rice, alternate.
The T/F sharpshooters were edged ut in the first event, skeet


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shooting, when the Fort Myers
men scored 244 hits compared
to Tyndall's 228. Sgt. Smith
was the high Tyndall shooter
with 83, one point below the
high Fort Myers gunner.
At the Moving Base Range, where
each contestant fired 100 rounds,
Fort Myers again came out on top,
219-193. Sgt. T.R. Cannon, of
Buckingham, was high with 83,
while Tyndall's Sgt. Smith was
right behind with 81.
On the Jeep Range the Tyndall
gunners began to demonstrate
their superiority by taking the
event, 220-175. Sgt. Jarvis'
score of 103 was far above his
closest competitor.
The next event was the strip-
ping of a .50 caliber machine
gun. Tyndall captured second
and third place and the result-
ing total scores revealed that
both teams were tied in points
scored. A check on the lowest
combined time showed Tyndall to
be the winner and thus both teams
were tied in the number of events
In the final event, Air-to-Air
Firing, the Tyndall team left no
doubt as to their ability by tak-
ing first and second place and
thereby win the meet. Sgts.
Huntley and Smith clinched the
victory with scores of 93 and 69
in the firing from a B-34.
Sgt. Smith's total of 11 points
gave him the high over all in-
dividual honors.
Lt. Herbert J. Freeman accom-
panied the team to Fort Myers, as
did S/Sgt. W.J. Mikoda, who has
been assigned as coach for the
Tyndall gunnery team. Mikoda's
work has been outstanding and has
earned high commendation from the
Department of Training.
Tyndall's win last Saturday
made it two-in-a-row for the T/F
gunners over the Buckingham men.
Two weeks ago our gunners had a
comparatively easy time of it,
winning nine 'firsts" and six
"seconds" to Fort Myers' three
"firsts* and fbur "seconds."

Today, both the Tyndall Field
and the Fort Myers teams will
be competing at Kingman Field,
Texas, with other gunnery
schools in the second combined
shoot. The first of these com-
petitions was held at Tyndall
several weeks ago.
The T/F sharpshooters will
resume their individual riv-
alry with the Buckingham squad
here next Saturday.


The Wed Caps journeyed to Bain-
bridge, Ga., last Sunday, for a
return game, and won 14-2. This
was the second victory over this
club this season,
Shortstop Harrison started the
scoring for the Red Caps with a
single his first time up. Then
in the third inning, his third
time up, he slammed the first
home run for the Red Caps this
Davis was the starting hurler
for Tyndall, but Jenkins came to
the mound in the fourth inning
and struck out fourteen enemy
batters and allowed two hits.
Box sore;
a:rr en, as 5 4 1
Mayo, if 5 1 0
Blaekman, 3b 5 1 0
Daekina, e 5 2 1
Randle, 2b 5 3 2
White, cf 5 1 2
English. rf 5 1 1
Davls, lb 5 1 2
Rhode, lb 3 0 0
Jenkins, p 2 0 0
Totals 45 14 9

si 5 0 1
8ullivan, rf 6 0 0
elson, ef 4 0 0
Roebuck, lb 4 1 1
Jenkins. If 4 0 0
BHllinghead, 3b 4 0 0
8Sith, M.C., 2b 4 1 1
porham, e 4 0 0
eCreary, p 4 0 0
Totals 38 2 3


One of the most complete gym-
nasiums in the Southeast will be
ready for use by the men of Tyn-
dall Field within four weeks.
Constructed under the super-
vision of the U.S. Engineers,
the new building will be equipped
with the latest athletic facili-
ties, purchased through Special
Service funds.
A basketball court, boxing ring
for Lt. Gueder's budding pugil-
ists, handball courts, lockers,
showers' and other features will
be available.

(As of Thursday, Aug. 12)

New York.........
Boaton. ..........
St. Louis........

St. Louis.........
Chicago .........
Boston. ..........
New York ........


Unverified stories of men doing over 2,000 sit-ups notwith-
standing, Tyndall Field has its own champ in this back and
stomach breaking bracket. His name is A/C Julius Cobb and he
hails from Massapequa, N.Y. A member of Lt. H.B. Lawson's
Physical Training Staff came upon Cobb last Monday afternoon
when said individual was somewhere in his 200's. As the crowd
gathered, Cobb put more.umph in his efforts and before the sun
fell that evening he had reached the amazing total of 430
Cobb is pictured above (several days later, of course) With
his buddy, A/C Joseph Beckman, of Hamilton, Ohio, limiting his
"leg action."
Sit-ups didn't.come easy to Cobb. He started practicing
back in his high school days, when 150 was the best he could
do. However, in the months that followed., by--constant ap-
plication and concentration, he worked himself into prime
physical condition which enabled him to hit the 425 mark at
Maxwell Field a short time ago, and to "breeze through" to
430 on Monday.



T7yndis a six-team inter-squad-
ron baseball tournament gets'
underway on Monday with the Quart-
ermaster nine meeting the Gumer-
makers on the Post Athletic Field.
On Wednesday the Fighting 69th
will take on the Medic squad at
the hospital diamond, and on
Thursday the softball champion
Ordnance nine will tussle with
the Guardians. All games will
begin at 5:30 P.M.
Lt. S.J. Drongowski, Post Ath-
letic Officer, also announced that
the Special Service Office is
planning to sponsor a one-day
table tennis tournament to deter-
mine the Field champ in that
sport. All men interested in
participating in the paddle -tour-
ney are asked to turn their names
in to Lt. Drongowski or their
Special Service representative as
soon as possible.
Due to the numerous requests,:
the formation of a volley-ball
league is also under consider-
ation. A tentative date (August,
23) has been set and if enough
squadrons signify their intention
of entering teams, the league
will be initiated.
Tyndall's second Track and
Field meet will be held on Sep-
tember 26 The meet will be open
to enlisted personnel only with
individual trophies to be awarded.
Events for the meet are: 100,
220 and 440 yard dash; 1 mile
run; 440 yard relay; 880 yard re-
lay; Discus throw; Shot-put; High
Jump; and Broad Jump.
All men interested in acting
as referees for the Touch Foot-
ball League are asked to re-
.port to Lt. Drongowski.

Saturday, Double Feature, 'GALS
Errol, Grace McDonald Buster
Crabbe, Al St. John.

Sun.. Mon., 'DIXIE,' Bing Crosby,
Dorothy Lamour.

Tuesday, 'FOR ME AND MY GAL.'Judy
Garland, Geo. Murphy, Gene Kelly.

SUN,' Margo, Robert Ryan.

Bonnie Baker, Billy Gilbert.

Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine.

Tues. thruFri.. 'RANIOM HARVEST '
Ronald Coleman, Greer Garson.

.Late Show Wed., 'LEOPARD MAN,
Dennis O'Keefe.

ELLIOTT, Bill Elliott.

Late Show Saturday, 'BOMBARDIER,'
Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott.

Sun., Mon., 'HITLER'S MAD ME '
John Carradine.

Tuesday, 'TIME TO KILL,' Lloyd
Nol an.

Geo. Montgomery, Ann Rutherford.

Dave O'Brien.


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Bad Decision By Ump
And Balk By Orange
Gives Rucker Win

The Tyndall Tornadoes returned from Camp Rucker Monday after
meeting the 134th Infantry nine in two of their most closely
contested games of the season. The Tornadoes won the first
game on Saturday, 2-1, but lost a heartbreaker on Sunday by a
4-3 score. Lefty Southard was on the mound for Tyndall in
Saturday's contest, and while striking out six batsmen, he

gave up five scattered hits
which the enemy converted into
a lone run..
In Sunday's fracas, the Tor-
nadoes held a 3-run lead going
into the 9th. Pfc. Al Donoway
was on the mound, and seemed
to have the situation well in
hand. However, the first two
Rucker batters reached first
and Donoway was lifted in favor
of Nick Orange, who was called
n from left field.
Another base hit, a bad de-
cision by the umpire and a
balk, gave the Infantry team
3 runs to bring their total to
4 and victory by a 4-3 count.
Both games were well played
and fiercely fought for with a
huge crowd witnessing the
Shortstop Billy Hines emerg-
ed from his long batting slump
and accounted for three of the
Tornadoes' twelve hits in the
opener. Tyndall scored their
2 runs in the 4th frame when
Hines and Paul Brown singled
and Leftfielder Manderson
slashed off a sharp double to
bring in Hines. Brown then
thrilled the stands with a
perfect steal home that left
the enemy pitcher flabber-
The Rucker team scored a run
in the 2nd on a walk, a steal
and two infield outs-
In Sunday's game the Torna-
does started their scoring in
the fourth when Brown singled
and scored two outs later on
Bobby Costigan's double.
The Tornadoes tallied again
in the fifth when hits by Don-
oway, Matonak, Hinesard Orange
accounted for two more runs.
The Rucker team scored their
first run in the 7th, and add-
ed 3 more in the last of the
9th when the first man up
reached first on an error; the
-econd man singled (Orange re-
placed Donoway on the mound at
this point); the third batter
hit deep to second base Brown
made a great stop and threw to
home after one Rucker man had
scored and Catcher Busby had
the plate completely blocked
as the second batter attempted
to reach home; however, he was
called "safe" by the umpire
and the score was tied. Orange
then disposed of the next two
men on strikes and a short fly,
but in his anxiety to keep
the runner on third, Orange.

committed a balk and the run-
ner on third was flagged home
with the winning run.
The Eglin Flyers will be the
Tornadoes' opponents here to-
morrow afternoon at 2:30 P.M.
Next weekend the Tornadoes
will travel to Pensacola to
meet the Naval Base nine in
a double header.

The box score:
MatonaL, cr 4 0 1
sines, ss 4 1 3
Brown, 2b 4 1 2
Orange, rf 4 0 1
Vanderson, If 4 0 2
Cost~gan, Ib 4 0 2
Anderson, 3b 4 0 0
Busby, c 4 0 1
Southard, p 4 0 0
Totals 36 2 12
Borchert, 3b 4 0 0
Buresh, 2b 4 0 0
Morrahan, lb 4 O 1
Roberts, ss 3 1 1
Plinko, rf 4 0 0
Wiser, ef 3 0 0
Brkli-ek, if 3 0 1
peele, e 3 0 1
Tiams, p 3 0 1
Totals 31 1 5
Mtonak, 5 1 0
Hines, ss 4 0 1
Brown, 2b 4 1 0
Orange, rf 4 0 3
Manderson, If 4 0 0
Costigan, lb 4 0 1
Busby, e 4 0 1
Anderson, 3b 4 0 0
Donoway, p 4 1 0
Totals 37 3 6
orCeert, 3b 5 0 1
Plinko, rf 4 0 0
Romanoski, cf 4 0 1
Roberts, ss 4 0 1
Morrahan, Ib 4 0 0
Wiser, If 4 1 1
Frye, 2b 4 2 3
eels, c 4 1 1
Barhanst, p 4 0 1
Totals 37 4 9



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Pictured above Is M/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby, assistant coach of
the Tyndall Torandoes. "Woody" is much more than a coach,
however, for his ability to take over practically any position
on the field makes him a vital cog in the Tornado victory
"Woody" is a veteran of nine years of service in the AAF and
has spent most of that time playing ball for the various posts
at which he has been stationed.
Previous to his enlistment in the Army, Busby had a tryout
with the New York Yankees as a catcher, but couldn't quite make
the grade. The Yankees' loss was the Army's gain, for during
these last nine years "Buz" has become a seasoned ball player
and has hhd ample opportunity to pass on his knowledge to less
experi-enced players.
After the "duration" Busby plans to sell his farm on the out-
skirts of Mobile, Ala., and become a rancher "Deep in the heart
of Texas."

Ask Me Another

Oldtimers claim that we shall never see the equal of the athletes
who performed in grandpa's day. True enough, perhaps, but the fact
remains that few of this generation remember the big names of long
ago. How are you on history?

1) Who were the participants in the longest fight in ring history?
(a) Sullivan and rillrane. (b) funney and Bones. (c) Louis
and Schmeling.
2) Who took part in the first intercollegiate football game ever
played in the U.S.A.?
(a) Yale-Harvard. (b) Amy-Navy. (c) Princeton-Rutgers.
3) Most famous of all early American fighters was John L. Sullivan.
Whom did he lick for his title?
(a) Jim Corbett. (b) Paddy Ryan. (c) Jake filraine. (d) Maxie
4) The hole-in-one, that golfing phenomenon, has eluded many top-
flight golfers. Do you know who shot the most holes-in-one?
(a) Harry Vardon. (b) Bobby Jones. (c) Sandy Herd. (d) Groucho
5) Who was heavyweight champion of the world when Jack Dempsey was
(a) Bob fitzsimrons. (b) Jim Corbett. (c) Jack Johnson.

1) The longest fight on record
was between Patsy Tunney and Jack
Hones at Chelsea, England, in
1825. Hones won in 276 rounds.
Next longest was a draw between
A. Bowen and J. Burke in New
Orleans, April 6, 1893. This
bout took seven hours, 19 minutes.
2) Rutgers and Princeton played
the first football game in 1869.
Rutgers won and since that time
has won only one other game front.
3) John L. Sullivan, the famed
Boston strong boy, defeated Paddy
Ryan for the world's heavyweight
title in 1882 in a bare knuckle
4) Hole-in-one king is Sandy
Herd, of Scotland. He shot 18
in 50 years of competitive golf.
5) Jack Dempsey was born June
24, 1895 in Manassa, Colo. At
that time Jim Corbett was champ.

As long as someone is interest-
ed in kicking you in the pants
there is no chance of his getting
Ahead of you.

Augus-t 14, 1943

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Pictured above is Lt. Col. Herman H. Simpson, Tyndall Field's
new Quartermaster. The Colonel arrived here last week to as-
sume the duties of Col. Clifford Moore, who left Tyndall for an
assignment elsewhere.

With music by Count Dobies'
band and refreshments by the Post
Exchange, Tyndall's colored
troops auspiciously opened their
Rec Hall last Thursday evening.
In addition to music by the
band, the G.I.'s and their girls
were treated to the vocals of
Mrs. Australia Perry, wife of
Cpl. Perry. Mrs. Perry drew
tremendous applause with each
number, styling herself after the
famous Ethel Waters.
Captain Owen Freeman, Special
Service Officer, under whose
sponsorship the occasion was
staged, was present, as was Lt.
H.J. Jernigan, C.O. of the 965th.
On Monday night, Jesse Word and
his local USO organization will
present a "Stormy Weather Revue"
at the new Rec Hall for the field' s
colored troops.

Squadron E
Welcome back to Cpl. Wells.
No doubt he misses his wife's
home cooking!! Oh yeaht S/Sgt.
'C.D.A Smith can't mention S/Sgt.
Joe Oppert's name without includ-
ing the accompanying phrases of
profanity. It seems that Oppert,
after seeing a pictureof 'C.D.'s'
Kansas City belle, is trying to
get somewhere by using the U.S.
postal service. Heh! Heh!
Sgt. Gary and Harvey were
sporting big heads a few morn-
ings ago. Oh, what they wouldn't
have given for an ice pack. The
wonder of the week is: 'Preacher'
Hensley was reported to have been
in P.C. at night. Tsk! Tsk!
Some of the boys in the squad-
ron are wondering what happens to
those found using the 'Burma
Road?' Ask Bruehl! He should
know by now! Mr. Bird of guffy's
'Commandos' is willing to put up
or shut up that their section
will beat any other challenging
section at shooting 'skeet.'
-Sgt. Creason avows that from
now on there will be bigger and
better packages from his woman
back home...Curry is in search
of a 'safe cracker' he forgot
the combination of his lock!
Could there be any of 'youse
guys' in the crowd?
Jewelers note please: J.B.
Griffin will be on the look-out
for a sparklerr' soon, he hopes!
...'Shorty' Maxwefl can't wait to
get a furlough so that he'll be
able to play with his new baby
sister. At least he'll have
somebody that will have to look
up at him now!

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Sgt. Libby emphasized that WDLP
and its personnel have been more
than cooperative in loaning equip-
ment and giving time to the local
base, and mentioned Virgil Evans,
station manager, and Dorothy Story
as being particularly helpful.
Others working with the Tyndall
group from the WDIP staff include
Tom Helm, Alberta MacKenzie, and
Martha Ann Heath, all of whom
have assisted in major roles in
presenting the programs.
In the future the Tyndall Field
program schedule will be enlarged,,
but not until the quality of the
broadcasts already on the air have
been improved and perfected.
"Quantity is no substitute for
quality especially in radio,"
said Sgt. Libby, and he should
know he's written, directed,
and announced over 650 Army radio
shows in the past two years.

A little peroxide makes a
blonde, but a little gin is just
as effective.


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Finance Fanfare

Target columns have not carried
reports on happenings in Finance for
the past several weeks due to our
former correspondent, T/3 Felix
Leon, having moved on to greater
fields of effort. Finance fanfare
will now be reported by a novice un-
til a suitable replacement for Leon is
Well, "something new has been
added." Several lads in our office
are sporting good behavior ribbons,
having qualified for same within re-
cent weeks. S/Sgt. L. Lovitt, our
genial cashier, suffered slight pro-
trusion of the left chest the first cou-
ple of days he displayed his adorn-
it was our recent pleasure to re-
ceive four more EM into our organi-
zation. S/Sgt. Kohnen, Sgt. John-
son and Corps. McMullin and Garth
comprise the likable quartet (non-
signing type) and are declared wel-
Last winter our column mentioned
the then prevailing discussions of our
deep sea fishermen. It is recalled
finance nimrods made statements
concerning catches they would make
this summer when we could organize
a fishing party. After we accom-
plished last pay-day and had our
end-of-the-month rush of work com-
pleted, we had our fishing trip-not
in the deep sea but in the waters of
Dead Lake, somewhere in the Florida
interior. A good time was had by
all except S/Sgt. F. L. Leonard who
just learned he couldn't walk on wat-
Sgt. John Barry had just started
for the showers the other day when
somebody shouted "Here comes the
Memphis Belle." Barry dashed out
into the yard and craning his neck
in true St. Louis style, raised both
hands to his brow for shading eyes
and-alas, his towel slipped. No way
to greet a fine lady, Sgt.!
T/5 Pierre Tremoulet, booster par
excellence for New Orleans, remain-
ed on the post two consecutive nights
last week.
Tyndall's Finance Officer has two
new assistants. We extend heartiest
welcome to Lt. Clyde Q. Morgan and
Lt. Robert B. Eckert. Both officers
reached this post recently and have
taken 'o their new duties.
-T/3 E. P. O'HEARNS.

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the mine.



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Wonder why a certain member of
the organization preferred the cool-
-r to his bunk the other night? The
individual concerned gets ifi lots of
footwork daily around the squadron
Interesting Characters: There is a
certain member of this organiza-
tion who has really been around
these United States. His actions are
unparalleled 'by the average maln
'His ability to accomplish feats on
such short notice has won him L
place on the Liars Club, a life-time
membership. His name not known
at present, but he was the first sup-
ply man on the line to have a trail-
er, three wheel trailer, attached to
his tag.
'Hap Schamberg and his bicycle
can be seen daily riding up ad
down the apron of the line. Hap
says this keeps him in shape for his
daily run over the obstacle course
. Sir Francis Boyle, eagle eye of
the squadron, is currently rushing
down what interests in Panama
City? His trip to New Orleans re-
cently proved highly successful for
his four-cylinder super-gasoline burn-
er Laurel and Hardy, namely
hMenard and Michael, are rapidly win-
ning the affections of one, Sgt. Cat-
lett, away from the charming Rudy
Howell Desert Fox Fuchs claims
his one ambition in life is to be
stranded on some South Sea island
with a hula-hula girl. Preferably
one similar to the Coral Princess
currently featured in the adventures
of Smiling Jack.
Speedy Gregory back from an ex-
pedition to Texas, is sporting a
yellow-gold ring. Who was the lucky
lass, Speedy? Willie Solomon,
special service representative of the
squadron, gets his first trial this
week at his new job when his Cur-
rent Events Aces matches wits with
"His Highness," the "Great Heide-
ma" and his half-wits.
P. S.: Lost, one stomach, excep-
tionally large. Finder please return
to the 349th. Owner Fats Fannin
will pay liberal reward. It is said to
have been lost in the area of Phy-
sical Training Lot.


1. In normal breathing you ex-
hale more moisture than you in-
hale. Do you exhale about a
pint, a quart or a gallon of
water each day?

2. Is it nearer 56 percent,
percent or 96 percent of all
e bread sold in the United
States white bread?

3. Wha.rs the difference be-
tween being all thumbs and all

4. You all know who the WAVES
are but who are the WAGS?

5. Give within three years the
number of years considered to be
a generation.

6. Arrange these apes in the
order of their'size: orangutan,
gorilla, chimpanzee.

7. When you buy a can of sar-
nes, are those sardines full
grown small fish, or the young
of large fish, or can they be

8. Give within five pounds the
average weight of a 25 year old

American woman who is five feet

9. Does our sense of smell de-
tect pleasant or unpleasant odors
more readily?

10. If you were a decalcomaniac,
would you be afraid of becoming
decalcified, would you go around
pasting things on walls, or would
you be allergic to calico?

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He was seated in the parlor
And he said unto the light:
'Either you or I, old fellow
Will be turned down tonight.

There was a young lady named
Decided to take just one chance,
She consented to pet,
With a wolfish cadet,
Now all of her sisters are Aunts.

'Gimne a kiss like a good girl.'
'All right, but if I give you
one like a naughty girl you'll
like it better.'

Pfc: 'How are you this evening,
Blonde: 'All right, but lonely.'
Pfc: 'Good and lonely?'
Blonde: 'No, just lonely.'
Pfc: 'I'll be right over.'

August 14, 1943


Gunners of the Week


Squadron A

Was first "Gunner of the Week'
from Squadron A...Bornin Bakers-
ville, Calif.,of Chinese parents
...Attended radio engineering
school in Chicago and was inde-
pendent radio mechanic in civil-
ian life...Entered Army December
18, 194.
Was oneof the five men select-
ed to represent Tyndall gunners
at Kingman gunnery competition
which takes place today and to-
morrow at the Arizona Air Base.
Received his wings Tuesday and
was named "Gunner of the Class."

Squadron D

Born in Foster, Mo.; is 24
years old...Occupation in civil-
ian life was that of a free-lance
Attended School of Miles in
Colorado...Calls New York, N.Y.,
his "home."...Is married and has
had six months of service in the
Completed courseat Lowry Field,
Colo., Armorer's school...Hopes
to become an aviation cadet.
Favors P-47 to all other ships.
...Is now in 4th week of gunnery


Squadron B

Was Squadron B's first "Gunner
of the Week."...Hails from Kona,
Kentucky, where he graduated from
the Fleming High School.
Helped parents on their farm
and later became furniture sales-
man...Entered Army November 13,
1940...Is a graduate of Chanute's
mechanic's school and the camou-
flage school at Mitchell Field,
Is 26 years old, married and
the father of two children...Has
been asked to remain here as an

Squadron E

Calls Lindbergh, Wyo., "home,"
but was born in Keystone, Neb...
Is 20 years old.
Employed as a timekeeper by the
Union pacific Railroad in civil-
ian life and hopes to return to
that job after "duration."
Entered Army November 18, 1942
at Fort Warren, Wyo...previous
to arrival here he had completed
airplane mechanic's school at
Sheppard Field, Texas.
Played three years of high
school football, his favorite


Squadron C

A native of Little Rock, Ark.;
attended junior college at Fort
Smith, Ark...Activein tennis and
baseball activities.
Is 23 years old...Employed by
General Motors Acceptance Corp.,
as a Credit Man...Entered the
Army January 6, 1943.
Completed Armorer's school at
Lowry Field, Colo.; arrived here
July 2, 1943.
Selectea for this honoi an bas-
is of high rating in academic
work....Will graduate next Tues-

Squadron F

Was awarded purple Heart Medal
for heroic action during bombing
of Pearl Harbor,..Hails from Hag-
gerstown, Maryland...Went to
school at Mercersburg, pa.
Was stationed at Hickam Field,
Hawaii from February, 1940 to
March, 1942...Assignmentat Hick-
am was as driver and dispatcher
for ground and defense forces.
Was wounded three times at-
tempting to set up anti-aircraft
gun on the morning of December
7, 1941.


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