TYNDALL FIELD, FLORIDA
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GIVE US GUNNERS
We need gunners! Give us
gunners! That was the order
of the day in early 1942 and
all over the country Army Air
Forces Flexible Gunnery Scbools
were being geared to fill that
order. Gunners to be trained,
five weeks at Tyndall, Harlin-
gen, anywhere, silver wings
and then to other fields for
combat crew instruction and
Five weeks to turn them out,
qualified gunners- we wondered
and this morning we have our
answer. The flexible gunnery
course, indeed flexible, has
now been extended to seven
weeks, instruction is predi-
cated on the basis of actual
combat conditions and leaves
no margin for error...but
could the results have been
The skies over Sicily, Ger-
many, Burma, France, and Bor-
neo, are studded with our
planes. This is the Army Air
Forces on the offensive. This
is football on the greatest
scale of all. A sweet running
tena moving steadily ahead be-
hind the terrific blocking of
tanks and the artillery and
overhead, the greatest aerial
offensive ever perfected. We
are all part of that mighty
system of offense. We took
raw and undisciplined youth
and literally transformed it.
HE WHO HESITATES IS ...?
You've all heard the old proverb, "He who hesitates is lost."
But, "He who hesitates" is often saved, too. Let's look at a
few cases where hesitation, coupled with a little clear think-
ing, can save you from folly.
You might say that once you've made up your mind, you follow
through with instant action. But if you make up your mind
about a subject of which you know little or nothing, STOP just
As we so often find, there are a lot of young man in the
Army today who have made up their minds after one look at a
pretty girl. A lovely face, a pair of reddened lips, and they
jum without thinking into what they believe is the Ltmpid
pool of matrimony. When it suddenly turns into a cauldron of
hot water a few weeks later, it is realized too late.
Our national institution, divorce, is built upon a succes-
sion of domestic wrecks of people who did not Stop, Look, and
Listen. If they had known each other as they are, instead of
following a blinding physical attraction, there would be less
sorrow, fewer broken lives and hearts.
Let's look into the barracRs for a moment. It's payday and
there comes to your ears the intriguing, tantalizing pater of
a pair of bones out for the air. They seem to say, "Come in
before it's too late, but think of the consequences. You
can't afford it and you know it. What's more, a lust for easy
money may make you a Petty thief, despised among men. STOP -
You may feel an urge to criticize those about you or under
you. They've angered you by doing something you feel or know
is stupid or unnecessary. Pause for a moment, then you'll say
what you feel more justly, or, realize perhaps that you would
have been unjust to say anything. It's likely that the saving
sense of humor will come to keep you from a sour disposition
or an ailing digestion.
Act slowly or act swiftly, as needs be but from reason,.
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9:00 A.M....Protestant Sun-
10:00 Ad .....Gunners Mass at
10:00 kAMc...Protestant Wor-
11:00 A.M.. Gunners Protestant
Service at Theater
7:30 P.M....Evening Worship
Tail gunners, waist gunners,
top and ball turret gunners-
we trained them all. Know our
pride then, as we read of oil
installations being bombed in
Borneo by Liberators; of Mar-
auders striking fiercely at
Omer air field in France; of
Flying Forts hammering hell
out of Milan and German in-
lustrial centers; of Army Air
12:15 P.M....Protestant Wor-
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
7:30 P.M.....Jewish Service
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he is
present at the Chapel)
Forces planes everywhere; on
We are with them on every
mission, we share in their
successes and are sobered by
the inevitable losses, but our
work is tinged with fruition.
We are on the offensive to
stay, until the last battle
has been fought and our planes
come winging home.
QUESTION: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOR-
ITE SPORT OR PASTIME- AND WHY?
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. DAN LEVINSON
l ,^ .
'PF7. ROBERf A. CHAPMAN, Spring
field, Mass.; Base Photograph-
ic Supply: "Swimming. It's
relaxing, keeps my mind clear,
and most of all I enjoy it."
.SG. HgFRY H. ALLEN, Atlanta,
3/SGT. BRNKSS A. HARVELL, Mem-
phis, Tenn.; Turret Training
Dept.: "Golf and fishing. It
gives me mental relaxation as
well as outdoor exercise."
S/OSG. LEON H. LOIF~, Worces-
ter, Mass.; Pirtance Dept.:
"Movies, reading, and a good
game of bridge. It gives me
relaxation from my various
PVf. HERBIRf L. GRAVES, Cet-
terville, Ga.; Interior Guard:
"Any kind of ball game. It's
good exercise, good sport,
makes a guy alert and on the
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Happy Days! 388
On Promotion List
The Navy Makes Her Roll Over
Broad smiles were the order of the day yesterday when the larg-
est promotion list in Tyndall Field's history was published at
There were 388 nanes on the list, and the ranks bestowed ranged
from first sergeant to private first class.
Sore fingers were expected to be prevalent during the next week
Strictly amateur seamsters sew on chevrons.
A veteran corporal with a mind for statistics figured out that
it would take 9,312 feet of thread to sew on the arm omaments.He
based his estimate on an average of three shirts per man.
"This," said the corporal, "is a dreadftil waste of scarce cot-
ton which could just as well be used for making gurpowder."
(The corporal was among those not promoted.)
The list was comprised of six master sergeants, 26 tech serg-
eants, 99 staffs, 64 buck sergeants, 113 corporals, and 79 pfc's.
One man, Robert D. Thompson of the 39th, was promoted to first
sergeant. Making master sergeant were Jack W. Golling, Raymond
W. Austin, Doyle M. Babb, Thomas E. Childers, Albert G. Wooten
and Jackson L. Stephls.
The complete list is published on page 6-A.
'JUST FOR LAUGHS,' USO
HOW, HERE SATURDAY
Hailed by thousands of GI's who
have already seen it at other
camps as ample evidence that good
ole' vaudeville has really come
back, "Just for Laughs," USO Camp
Show, arrives at Tyndall next
Saturday, August 28.
The show will be presented at
the Post Theater at 6: 30 P.M. and
again at 8:30 P.M.
Peopled by a group of young but
veteran supperclub and vaudeville
stars, "Just for Laughs" is a
counterpart of the screamingly
Bobby Pincus, versatile comed-
ian, is the featured player, and
he keeps the show moving at a
terrific pace with top-notch per-
formances in the various skits.
Supporting Bobby in his various
sketches are Mack Pearson, dimin-
utive comic from the Hal Roach
studios, Bob Gordon, well-known
vaudevillian, and Ray Janis of
m musical comedy andradio, whose
last broadcasting engagement was
on the Fred Allen program.
Feminine pulchritude will a-
bound in the presence of fast-
tapping dancer' Ruth Foster,
flashy acrobatic dancer June
Floyd, and Betty Johnson, singing
Nelson and Marsh, dance team,
and Jack Mann, well-known master
of ceremonies, round out the cast
of the fun-rollicking show.
TIDE IN GULF IS DECEPTIVE,
BATHERS ARE WARNED
Bathers at Tyndall's beaches
again have been urged to exercise
great caution, in respect to the
tide, while swimming in the Gulf.
The Special Service Office re-
ported that over the weekend,
while no casualties occurred, a
great number of swimmers had to
be towed to safety by the life-
Floating with the aid of drift-
wood will not be permitted be-
cause of the strong tide present
in the waters adjacent to the
GI'S AT HOSPITAL SEE
FIRST VARIETY SHOW
More than 300 post Hospital pa-
tients and members of the Medical
Detachment were on hand last Fri-
day night to witness the first GI
variety show to be presented at
The Medics' own S/Sgt. William
Volk was master of ceremonies for
the evening, competing with the
two "gorgeous cigaret girls" for
the evening's biggest laughs.
The Tyndall orchestra under the
direction of W/O Missal gave its
usual top-notch performance,
drawing great applause for its
arrangements of currently favor-
Among the feminine "hit" enter-
tainers were (rs. Frankie Perry
and Miss Caroline Lindsay, whose
vocals brought repeated demands
Other features of the enjoyable
show were the vocals by the ever-
welcome Dwight Boileau, a tap-
dancing exhibition by Pfc. Cook
Freeman, and a stint at the Piano
by Cpl. Rickenbrode.
The revue, presented under the
supervision of the Special Serv-
ice Office, is scheduled to be
repeated for the men at the Re-
ceiving Pool Monday night. in
view of the success with which
the entertainments have met, it
is planned to present the shows
at regular intervals to the men
of the Receiving Pool and to the
men in the hospital.
OUR FRONT COVER
Pictured on our front cover
this week is "Smokey, one of
the first "Wags" (sentry dogs)
to be assigned to Tyndall
Before his induction in the
armed services on May 19, of
this year, "Smokey" was the
property of W.J. O'Brien, of
"Smokey's" cameraman was
Sgt. Dan Levinson of the Post
Above is the former French lux-
ury liner Normandie after pumping
operations by the Navy had made
her start to roll over on an even
keel at her New York berth recent-
ly. She has been renamed the
U.S.S. Lafayette and will become a
troop transport. Diagram at upper
left shows how she will be turned
Word has been received that
Chaplain Chester R. McClelland,
one of the first chaplains as-
signed to Tyndall Field, is es-
tablishing quite a reputation for
himself as a softball pitcher
among the U.S. service teams in
Chaplain McClelland left Tyn-
dall for an overseas assignment
early last spring. While here,
the chaplain enjoyed immense pop-
ularity because of his inspiring
religious leadership and his
great interest in improvising
recreational facilities during
the early days of the field.
News of the Chaplain's prowess
on the softball mound was receiv-
ed through a letter sent by the
chaplain's wife to the mother of
Miss Jean Davenport. Miss Daven-
port is employed on the field as
secretary to Major Loren Bryan,
Sub-Depot commanding officer, and
she passed the news on to the
The chaplain is credited with
hurling two 2-hit games in suc-
cession, the last of which he ac-
complished in a Father's Day con-
test before a huge crowd. On the
basis of his exceptional mound
performances he has been dubbed
the "Strikeout King of England,"
by the Stars and Stripes, famous
newspaper published in England
for U.S. servicemen stationed in
the European Theater.
Photo by Sgt. Ralph Stein
over. She was listing 790 to port
when pumping began just before
this picture was taken. A few days
later she had turned to 40. When
pumping is finished she still will list
300 due to silt and mud which have
sifted into her hull during the 18
months she was lying down. The re-
floating was accomplished four
months ahead of schedule.
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
12:45 P.M. Music Hour at
the Post Theater; Violin
Concerto by Prokieff; Com-
mentary by W/0 Missal.
2:00 P.M. Baseball Game
Red Caps vs. Dale Mabry
12:30 P.M. A & R Repre-
resentatives meeting with
the Special Service Officer
7:00 P.M. G.I. Revue at
8:00 P.M. 'Information
Tease" at Rec Hall. ,Guard-
ians vs. Ordnance.
8:00 P.M. Weekly dance at
Panama City USO. T/F Band
broadcast over WDLP
8:00 P.M. Local USO Show
at Colored Troops' Rec Hall
8:00 P.M. Movies at Post
8:30 P.M. Movies at Re-
12:30 P.M. Weekly meeting
of Special Service repres-
entatives at Post Library.
8:30 P.M. Tyndall Field
Playhouse dramatization over
8:00 P.M. Weekly Rec Hall
Dance. T/F Band broadcast
over WDLP, 8:30 9:00.
8:00 P.M. Weekly Rec Hall
Dance for Colored Troops.
8:00 P.M. G.I. Movies at
8:30 P.M. G.I. Movies at
August 21, 1943
THE TYNnATT, TARGET
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NOW AND FOREVER
One hundred and seventy Zeros
came to naught Tuesday, as Allied
airmen added another victory to.
their already impressive total.
Seeking a change from army field
rations, our boys decided on
Breast of New Guinea hen and then
proceeded to clip the wings of
Jap planes based in the Wewak
In England, due to the war,
roast beef is rarer than ever be-
fore; and so on Sundays your Bri-
ton contents himself with an oc-
casional mutton chop, or tunes in
on an Axis broadcast and supple-
ments his dinner with trine.
Having refused to accept the
dirty linen of the Japanese flag,
the Chinese people are fighting
against the oblivion of conquest.
Their magnificent stand has turn-
ed the stomachs of great numbers
of the direct descendants of the
Sun Emperor we refer of course,
to the ceremonial shibboleth of
It is summer in the vales of
Thessaly and the wine of the
season is sweet upon the air.
The Alien barks an order bringing
his men to a halt. Contemptuous-
ly, his boot furrows the thin
brown earth the soil in the
Schwarzwald (Black Forest), is
rich and loamy. Four hundred
yards away, a good shot, the
sniper carefully takes aim. In
very few seconds now, the im-
poverished soil of Greece will
receive an increment. For his
is a heavy body, containing many
pounds of calcium and phosphorus,,
the chemicals that enrich.
-pfc. A.T. Delbyck
Contributions for this column
abould be sent to the Editors,
Tyndall Target, post Headquart-
THE YEN FOR HEN
While sizzling asphalt blister-
We watched the WACs ioin the
Each Gadget wished that he
A winsome WAC after Retreat.
But such behavior fails to
With regulations .Not
For Gadgets aren't allowed the
Of tracking WACs like they
Still stolen fruit is
STUDENTS HEAR VETERAN
AERIAL GUNNER OF
SO. PACIFIC AREA
Lt. "All-Guns" Brown Was
On Famed Mission With
Tyndall's student gunners this
week received a first hand ac-
count of aerial gunnery action
in the skies over the.South pa-
cific from a veteran of 38 bomb-
ing missions and 385 hours over
Lt. Russell D. "All-Guns"
Brown, returned to the U.S. after
15 months of combat duty in the
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
THEM WERE THE DAYS!
Lt. Russell "All-Guns" Brown
Philippines, Dutch East Indies,
and the many scattered islands in
that area, addressed Tyndall's
gunners at the Post Theater on
Monday and was the principal
speaker at the Class 43-33 grad-
uation on Tuesday.
ON LECTURE TOUR
The famed gunner, a member of
the equally famed 19th Air Bom-
bardment Group, is touring the
nation's gunnery schools with
Major F.C. Schang, Major J.D.
Casey and Capt. T.V. Hart. Ma-
jors Schang and Casey are staff
officers of the AAFTC at Fort
Worth, Texas; Capt. Hart is on
the staff of the Assistant Chief
of Air Staff Training at Wash-
Speaking to the students, Major
Schang introduced Major Casey,
who dwelt briefly on the differ-
ence in gunnery training tech-
nique of this war and World War
I. He then produced "All-Guns"
Brown, who promptly fired away.
TELLS OF MISSION WITH WHELESS
The 2: yea. old fighter took
his audience with him to Legaspi
Bay, 100 miles south of Manila.
The target for that afternoon was
a large Japanese convoy the
attacking planes, 5 B-17's. The
shin Brown was in was piloted by
Capt. "Shorty" Wheless, who
achieved fame on the same mis-
Almost at once, they lost a
motor and dropped out of form-.
ation, the other B-17's going on
without them. An hour later,
alone, they came upon their ob-
jective. It was "bombs away"
with good results. Suddenly out
Pictured above, left to right, are Mrs. Marion McKinney,
tourist; Mr. (PVT.) WILLIAM PINNEY, (call him what you will);
Mrs. William Pinney; and Manual Vega, "My guide and interpret-
er, Bill Pinney).
The scene in the photo is the Eden Concert open air cabaret
in Havana, Cuba. The time is August, 1940.
For the benefit of all concerned, and any appearances to the
contrary, Bill Pinney is in the Army. He is at present a
valuable member of Tyndall's Public Relations Staff.
If, on occasion, Bill carries himself with a dignity ano
superiority that belies his rank of private, it is only because
he knows that the 13 weeks of basic training he persevered at
Virginia's Fort Eustis was more "basic" than that experienced
by the majority of the men at Tyndall.
Bill was born in Pensacola, Fla. When the necessity of
going to work was finally forced upon him, he sought refuge in
the perennial calm and quiet of a newspaper office, that of
the Pensacola News and Journal. However, six years ago, with
his jeans overflowing, our by now typical newspaperman got the
urge to wander, and. he ended up in, of all places, Panama City.
In his own words, "I came here on a weekend visit, and although
I really wanted to go West, I never got further than Matties'
When his money ran out, Bill went to work for the P.C. News
Herald, for which paper he eventually became the managing
editor. Another worthwhile accomplishment while here in P.C.
was Bill's "snow job" in convincing the former Mrs. Beulah
White, (he calls her "Butch") that two can live as cheaply as
one, if one doesn't drink up the profits.
Bill describes his visit to Cuba as a "Good Will Detour, at
the conclusion of which 16 republics threatened to call of
relations." And when queried about living conditions on the
island, the creator of "Pinney Antes" confided that, "Rum and
board are cheap."
Bill's favorite relaxation is fishing, with rum and coke as
of the clouds, came a bristling
formation of 18 Zeros. The Zero
gunners fired short introductory
bursts at first; after the in-
troductions were over, they
sprayed the B-17 with a .50 cal.
WORK ALL THREE GUNS
In the first burst of fire all
the gunners were wounded. Altho'
wounded himself, "Brownie" never-
theless worked all three guns,
winning for himself the sobriquet
of "All-Guns". They shot down
seven of the Zeros and eluded the
remaining eleven naughts by div-
ing into a cloud bank.
on their return to Mindanao
they found 1500 bullet holes in
their ship. ("All-Guns" going
straight to the hospital). For
his part in the encounter, Brown
received the Order of the Purple
Heart and was mentioned in Presi-
dent Roosevelt's speech on 4/28/42.
Ten days later, "Shorty" Wheless
blew in from Australia. He had
come 1500 miles to take "All-Guns"
back with him. Good gunners are
never left behind.
Lt. Brown stressed the import-
*ance of team work and graphically
illustrated the proven advantages
of present training technique.
"Many of us went into combat in
the early stages of the war hav-
ing fired only 300 rounds, and
there was the ever-present menace
of "blacking out" at high al-
titudes, something automatic
oxygen control has nicely taker
Replying to a student, "All-
Guns" said he preferred the B-17
to the Liberator. This "mission"
completed, he retired to a salvo
The lieutenant has received 8
decorations for his exploits.
Among them, the Silver Star, Air
Medal, the exclusive 19th Bom-
bardment Group decoration and the
previously mentioned Order of the
Purple Heart. He makes his home
-in Galesburg, Ill., is married
Sand father of an infant son.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
S- .IS A.J.IIJI..LJ J.'ULL .JJ*. g
Gunners & #d
GUNNERS GET FIVE ZEROES IN PARAHUSHIRU RAID
Sharpshooting American aerial gunners knocked down five Jap-.
anese Zeroes which attacked a force of AAF Liberators follow-
ing a raid August 11 on the Jap naval and air base of Para-
Dispatches to the New York Times told the story of the air
Flying from Adak, in the bleak Aleutians, the Liberators de-
livered a smashing blow at the big enemy base in the archi-
pelego which stretches north from Japan itself. En route home,
they had to fight their way through a cloud of float Zeroes.
Limping on three motors, one ship was five miles behind the
others. 'The boys told me the Zeroes were coming up,' the
pilot said, 'so we dove for the clouds which were about 1,500
up.... he Zeroes stayed with us for about 45 minutes.'
Sgt. David L. Carter, of Bonham, Tex., the belly gunner ,
told of shooting down one of the attackers. 'He came in on our
tail, but low, and I got on him at about 1,000 yards. He had
opened up un us with his cannon from about 1,500. I saw my
tracers going into his engine. He sort of shimmied, made a
half-turn to the right and then fell away smoking. As the
clouds broke for a second I saw him falling all in flames tow-
ard the water.'
The navigator of the ship, Lt. Merle E. Arthur of Maple
Heights, Ohio, dropped his navigating instruments to man a ma-
chine gun 'and accounted for one of the Zeroes. 'Everyone in
the plane saw him explode," the lieutenant said. 'I first
spotted him when he was a mile or so to the left and below us.
He was climbing for altitude and made two spirals and we could
see he was going to make a frontal attack. I threw up the
board and grabbed my gun. I am right in the nose, you know,
with the bombardier. He came in from about 45 degrees to the
left and almost head on.
Lt. Arthur said he could see two machine guns firing at
their plane as the Japanese pilot drove in. 'but all he did
was put a slug in our dead engine.
'I waited until he was up close and then fired one long
burst at him of about 15 or 20 rounds. I could see my tracers
going in and then a trail of smoke coming out. He peeled off
about 100 feet in front of us, did a wing-over and started
'I thought sure I'd missed him but I must have gotten a feed
line because as he started climbing he just blew up completely.
There was this big burst of flame and then about five pieces
of plane falling to the water where they burned.'
Three other Zeroes were shot down by men in other planes of
GUNNERY STUDENT STRIPS, REPAIRS GUN IN ROUGH AIR
Did you ever try to dismantle an alarm clock and put it back
together, on a roller-coaster? Think it's impossible? Student
gunners can do better than that
The other day at the Flexible Gunnery School at Las Vegas,
Nevada, a pilot took a student gunneryup in a formation to fire
at an aerial target. When they came back to the landing-ramp,
the pilot told the following story:
'After the boy had fired a few rounds, his gun jammed. Had a
malfunction. So I dropped out of formation and circled away
from the firing area.
'We cruised around for about five minutes. No signal from
the gunner. Then ten minutes. Still no signal. I tried to
get him over the inter-phone, but I guess he couldn't hear me.
Just once in a while I'd hear him cuss back there.
'When we'd been out of formation for 15 minutes, I decided
to find out what was going on. I sort of wondered if he'd lost
,is gun out of the ship, maybe, and was trying to figure out
some way of breaking it to me easy!
'So I radioed another pilot to drop down over my rear and
tell mewhat the boy was doing. In a few seconds, that pilot
told me what he saw--and I nearly went into a stall.
'The gunner had stripped his gun clear down, and had its 200-
and-some parts all over that cockpit--in his lap, in his pock-
ets, even in his teeth! Those guns have more pieces than an
'Why he didn't lose half of the stuff in that rough air I
can't figure out. But he got that gun together again. And,
oy God, when we got back into the firing area he lined his
sights on that canvas, tickled the trigger and shot that target
The gunner's only comment was, 'Could've fixed it sooner if
I'd taken my gloves off.'
"PRAISE THE NEW REC HALL AND PASS THE INTRODUCTIONS"
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Above is a typical scene at the opening of the new Rec Hall
for Tyndalls, colored troops. The dance took place Thursday
evening, August 12. Left to right are Pvts. James Briggs and
Otha Solomon of the Aviation Squadron, pvt. Mervin James, QM,
the Misses Beatrice Gaynor and Rebecca Washington, and pvt.
Willie Mack, QM.
VARIOUS FIELD FUNCTIONS TO BE AIRED OVER WDLP
A new series or radio programs
which will give WDIP listeners a
clearer concept of Tyndall's part
in hastening the Axis' downfall
is scheduled to commence during
the.first week of September.
According to S/Sgt. Steve Lib-
by, T/F radio program director,
plans are being made whereby 15
to 30 minute visits to various
Tyndall departments, such as the
ranges, Link Trainer buildings,
hangars, etc., will be broadcast
over the local radio station.
Under consideration at present
Is an arrangement whereby the
post Military and Concert Band
will be heard in a half-hour
show for one week, with the fol-
lowing week devoted to an on-the-
scene broadcast of a Tyndall ac-
If such an arrangement proves
unfeasible, it is possible that
the programs will be recorded
and broadcast in the evening
from the recording.
Technical details of the pro-
gram are being worked out-by the
P.R.O.. with the cooperation of the
Post Signal Office and the WDLP
Scripts will be written by
S/Sg.t. Libby and other members
of the P.R.O., with assistance
from a Tyndall Field newcomer,
Pvt. Edward Dunn, former script
writer for an N.B.C. "soap opera"
Meanwhile, the Tyndall Field
Players, whose dramatizations are
heard over WDIP every Wednesday
at 8:30 P.M., announced that
"Mr. Morris Finds a Job,* a com-
ady, will be their next offering.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
August 21, 1943
THE TYNDAIL TARGET
P Q e R
A hearty welcome to our new class
of students, which is by far the larg-
est class in the history of the Squad-
ron. Fellows, it's a lot tougher than
it used to be but we feel sure you
have the stuff it takes so all you
have to do is prove it.
WVe also welcome Lt. Geo. J. Hlava,
who is now in charge of Flight 4.
A big time was had by all'at the
43-33 party. The Cadets had theirs
Monday night and the enlisted men's
blowout happened Tuesday night at
the "Wreck" Hall.
Fellows, that new furniture in the
Day Room is for your use so let's
treat it as such. We wish to thank
Special Services for it and PLEASE
take care of it for it's hard to get.
Pfts. Bass, Ryan, Van Fleet and
Silver are still sweating out that oth-
er stripe and here's hoping that it
won't be long until they receive their
mail addressed "Cpl."
All has been quiet in the absence of
1st Sgt. Nelson, who is on furlough.
His place is being filled by Sgt. Dom-
eika. How does it feel to be an "act-
ing first, Vy?
S/Sgt. Simons was elected gunner
of the class and well deserved it. Be-
ing a former member of this station,
we wish him all the luck in the
So long to Class 43-33, who took
everything in stride and received
their wings Tuesday. Best of luck,
fellows, and happy hunting wherever
Experiencing no last-week let-
down, Squadron C again took the
E-for-Fycellent pennant on Satur-
day's inspection for the second time
in the last three weeks. Grass has
been planted in front of all barracks
and all banks that were rained out
during the week have been built up
permanently so that the squadron
now has one of the best-looking ex-
teriors on the field.
BARRACKS BANTER: Eugene
Kivlen. who has been this column's
mainstay during the past few weeks
with his gossip contributions, was
making quite an item himself last
week at the Rec Hall dance, trying
to decide which of ten WAACs was
the best looking This is a prob-
lem, even with the expert assistance
of Bob Boughton While most of
the boys were rushed during air-to
air firing week. Ed Mawhinney had
lots of time to himself Favorite
song: "All We Do is Sign the
Note on the physical endurance of
soldiers tor why it pays to take the
obstacle course : Johnny Pica wears
aut three civilian girls with his jit-
te.bugging at the Thursday soirees.
He jumps around so much that
he exemplifies the definition: a jit-
terbug is not an insect; it's a human
being acting like one.
First reports froni Apalachicola:
All the milk you want is put on
the table in the mess hall; you serve
yourself in the chow line; you eat
off plates, not trays: lots of meat but
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diana Whitey Hall is scdtry he
sent "that letter" now after getting
such a lovely sugar report (with no
rationing) from the "o-and-o" a cou-
ple of days later Marine Builuer:
Ruth's letter to Budd Dill: "So you
are now studying to be an aerial
gunner. I knew a guy who was an
aerial gunner once; he's dead now."
.. So help us, word for word! .
In case the food shortage ever be-
comes serious here (who says it
hasn't?), we can always harvest the
corn in those golden bantam double
features up the show on Saturday
nights Chow Crack: "Food will
win the war but I don't see how
we're going to get the Japs and
Nazis over here to eat it."
FOR SALE: Two or three sets of
corporal's chevrons. cheap. See Pvt.
Frazier Don't forget to get your
chevron polish early after gradua-
tion next Tuesday And so, class
43-34, one of the most brilliant out-
fits ever to matriculate at Tyndall'
Prep, takes its leave (and we don't
mean furlough) of these hallowed
halls. Being of sound mind and
sounder body (ask Lt. Miller), we
would like to give, devise and be-
queath to the incoming class several
of our more precious possessions
which we want to become theirs as
they have become ours during our
few weeks at this Gulf of Mexico re-
Aboslutely free, for nothing, gratis
and with no strings attached we will
to the incoming class: .the obstacle
course; double time; Friday night
GI parties; waiting in the chow line
in the noonday sun; .the chow; Pan-
ama City and its night-spots-to-end-,
all-night-spots; Florida women; Flor-
ida; policing up the brass; Sunday
detail; turret classes; landscape
gardening; forty guys in a six-show-
er latrine; first whistle at 4:45 a. m.,
and many more things which they
will come to know intimately during
the next six weeks.
Antr so, in the words of Shakes-
peare, the immortal bard, good-bye!
IT'S NOT FUN TO BE FOOLED!
17 'b *"
A double FLASH this week! Con-
gratulations to Lt. Doyle upon his
very recent marriage at the post
chapel. We all wish Lt. and Mrs.
Doyle the best of everything .....
Sgt. Bittner is flashing his newly
acquired S/Sgt. stripes around the
A former instructor of Squadron
E, Sgt. "Ruthless" Raby, was given
a bon voyage party at the usual
hangout for the Tyndall Field boys,
the Dixie-Sherman. Sgt. Raby almost
took his bon voyage off the roof!
"Chuck" Eggleston has been
"sweating out" a baby for two weeks.
now, and we all hope the strain won't
be too long The many complaints
going around the squadron about not
being able to get your ears lowered
can now be withdrawn. Cpl. Lam-
bert is dishing out free haircuts -
of course there is a slight cover-
charge Giordano was shaking in
his boots when called up to the P
X. by the Captain. However, the
outcome sure was a big surprise to
him. Instead of getting the usual
"reaming," he was gifted with a felt
pennant of his home state. By the
way, if anybody wants to take a look
at a $197 towel, Giordano has one.
What has P. F. C. Gillespie got
that the other boys don't have -
spending most of his leisure time at
the Officers Club. Will he please
tell Futhey and Gurski how to play
tennis. Futhey wants a chance to
wear his officers uniform with
matching bars. If anyone is inter-
ested in letters dripping with "mush"
-you know the kind you read about
-well, Sgt. Stockers' got them.
Many of us are wondering why the
students of the Bendix turrets were
suddenly changed to Martin, and vice
versa. This is easily explained. Thd
answer is so simple you'll kick your-
self for not having' thought of it.
You see, originally, the Cadets were-
divided into two groups; Martin men
and Bendix men. The Bendix men
were given the Martin turret, and
the Martin men the Bendix turret
Then the Bendix men who were
studying Martin turrets (thereby be-
coming Martin men) were shifted to'
Bendix turrets. The change made
the new Martin men Bendix men.
This was done so that the original
Bendix men who just became Bendix
men again and are now studying
Bendix turrets will know the Bendix
turret when they fire the Martin in.
Air to Air practice.
The CCC boys (Clerkin, Cohn and;
Cohen) are cordially invited to at-
tend a series of three evening getr
togehers this week. The classes may
be dull, but their precense will be a
The peculiar odor which comes
from the small building behind the
turret maintenance sheds has been
the source of comment. Decency for-
bids our printing most of these re-
marks, but there is one rumor which
ought to be squelched. THAT
BUILDING -IS NOT THE STORE-
.HOUSE FOR CADET MESS. It is
a fertilizer warehouse.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
To Be Master Sergeant:
T Sgt Jack W. Golling
To Be Tech. Sergeant:
S Sgt Ernst H. Salomon
S Sgt Clayton T. Lauve
S Sgt James F.E. Sheridan
S Sgt Francis J. Milroy
S Sgt Meyer M. Warshaw
S Sgt Donald'Hale
To Be Staff Sergeant
Sgt Simeon K. Sapp
Sgt Arnold Milgaten
Sgt William M. Honey
Sgt George H. Neitzert
Sgt Roy M. Clauberg
Sgt John W. Bosworth
Sgt Benjamin J. Fontana
Sgt Leonard A. Pepper
To Be Sergeant:
Cpl James W. Spiva
Cpl.Harold F. Levernosh
Cpl Robert H. Donlin
Cpl David Levitt
Cpl Neil Pooser
Cpl Vance 0. Osment
Cpl Carl Himmelfarb
Cpl Hubert W. Fields
Cpl William Miller
Cpl Mike Lamon, Jr.
Cpl John J. Hanley, Jr.
Cpl Gilbert T. McCrary
Cpl Kenneth E. Beznoska
Cpl Allen S. Fromkin
To Be Corporal:
Pfc Clarence L. Clamp
Pfc Wentworth G. Rockwell
Pfc Harry Bardi
Pfc Julio J. Grilli
Pvt Van E. Barrett
Pvt William H. Bennett-
Pvt William M. Pinney
Pvt Girard J. Long
Pvt.Edward J. Tormey
pvt Glenn G. Grimsley
Pvt Charles E. Wilson
Pvt John W. Barrett
Pvt Harold O. Neill
Pvt Louis A. Shaw
Pvt George Gallon
Pvt Herman L. Lindsey
To Be Master Sergeant.
T Sgt Doyle M. Baob
T Sgt Thomas E. Childers
To Be Tech Sergeant:
S Sgt Gurney A. May
S Sgt Earle E. Wingerter
To Be Staff Sergnet:
Sgt Robert M. Lisle
Sgt Francis L. Hodges
Sgt Arthur P. Lecey
Sgt Jack H. Frady
Sgt Robert E. Vaughan
Sgt Paul Burke
Sgt Edward J. Strong
Sgt Charlie P. Hughes
Sgt William C. Hunter
Sgt John B. Gayle
Sgt Russell T. Everman
To Be Sergeant:
Cpl Ernest G. Burk
Cpl Anthony Nolan
Cpl Nicholas D. Laux
Cpl James L. Reid
Cpl Ralph D. Poe
Cpl Joseph W. Kline
Cpl David K. Stewart
To Be Corporal:
Pfc Lbmuel Hughes
Pfc Leopold M. Fernandez
Pfc William T. Rudolph
MILITARY SUBJECTS AND opera-
tions never should be discussed in the
presence or hearing of any stranger.
He may be a friend-or an enemy agent!
Pfc Hugh L. Cantrell, Jr.
Pfc Clarence S. Rushmore
Pfc John H. Newton
Pfc Lawrence P. Scanlon
Pfc Robert L. Williams
Pvt'Olen M. Todd
To Be Master Sergeant:
T Sgt Raymond W. Austin
To Be Tech. Sergeant:
S Sgt Blanton D. Owens
To Be Staff Sergeant:
Sgt Nathan H. Wells
Sgt Richard F. Rae
Sgt Emanuel Winkler
Sgt George M. Davis
To Be Sergeant
Cpl Anthony J. Richu
Cpl David G. Ridlon
Cpl John G. Gebhart
Cpl Jerome E. Riley
Cpl Arthur E. Ewings
Cpl Carroll R. Kay
Cpl Raymond A. Ruby
To Be Corporal:
Pfc Christopher J. Mitchell
Pfc Walter J. Knight
Pfc James D. Howell
Pfc Richard O. Kiel
Pfc Carmine N. Vitolo
Pfc John Faulkner
Pfc John J. Murphy
Pfc Gray A. Burleson
Pfc Patrick J. Guthrie
Pfc Francis R. Sullivan
Pfc Waiter B. Mann
To Be First Sergeant:
S Sgt Robert D. Thompson
To Be Tech Sergeant:
S Sgt Walter J. Kellin
S Sgt Charles D. Smith
S Sgt Robert E.' Cherry
S Sgt Holly A. Stewart
S Sgt Vernon W. Welch
To Be Staff Sergeant:
Sgt Nolan W. Hudson
Sgt Chris A. Manos
Sgt Arthur J. Opel
Sgt Earl J. Kennedy
Sgt William F. Vannice
Sgt Lowell B. Russell
Sgt Hugh G. Madigan
Sgt Vytant Domeika
Sgt Donald L. Wedge
Sgt Edward T. Kelley
Sgt William A. Bernhard
Sgt Ernest M. Weierick
Sgt Leon S. Marx
Sgt George J. Derby
Sgt Harold E. Mills
Sgt Chancellor Hall
Sgt James T. Conway
Sgt Milfred J. Pousson
Sgt William V. Russell
Sgt Edward R. Mayone
Sgt George H. Ainslie
Sgt Lawrence C. Krause
Sgt Ant lio M. Guarino
Sgt Nathaniel A. Douglas
Sgt Robert C. Elston
Sgt Frank R. Bast
Sgt Harold W. Bramblett
Sgt Joseph W. Smith
Sgt Harold A. Pratt
Sgt John C. Benz
Sgt Edward J. Leber
Sgt Merle E. Brown
Sgt Albert T. Hood
Sgt Robert S. Holbrook
Sgt Cecil W. Smith
Sgt Sol D. Haber
Sgt Olin H. Powell
Sgt Eugene J. LaBranche
Sgt Roy Guidry
Sgt Charles M. Lagneaux
Sgt Roland E. McArdelle
Sgt Harold E. Andrews
Sgt Kenneth J. LaCotte
Sgt Forester Thomas
To Be Sergeant:
Cpl Harry S. Baker
Cpl Samuel N. Fulton
Cpl John F. Flanagan
Cpl Robert M. Allard
Cpl Paul E. Williams
To Be Corporal:
Pvt. Russell L. Craft
.Pvt Marion N. Childers
Pfc Walter W. Drake
Pfc Joseph A. DeBaun
Pfc Arthur VanFleet
Pfc David S. Silver
Pfc George A. Lavoie
Pfc Marcus Stern
Pfc Charles J. Waldstreicher
Pfc Robert I. Bennett
Pfc Paul H. Bass
Pvt Francis A. Rattigan
Pvt Presley W. Mangum
Pfc Ralph J. Litkenhaus
To Be Tech Sergeant:
S Sgt James W. Martin
To Be Staff Sergeant:
Sgt Paul Sanderson
Sgt Raymond F. Blackmer
Sgt James H. Dobbins
To Be Sergeant:
Cpl Samuel W. Keyes
pl Robert L Col
T Be Corporal:
Pfc Ervin M. Bullard
Pfc Harry M. Chesson
Pfc Fred A. Cox
To Be Tech Sergeant:
S Sgt Raymond H. Layne
S Sgt Cyril E. Brown
S Sgt Stephen J. Reynolds
S Sgt Marvin W. Culver
S Sgt John S. Smith
S Sgt William J. Mikoda
S Sgt Robert G. Henderson
To Be Staff Sergeant:
Sgt Nils S. Larsen
Sgt William W. Padgett
Sgt Charles H. Speakman
Sgt Marion C. VanCott
Sgt Stanley Kochnover
Sgt Edwin E. Boiling
Sgt Arthur J. Adamec
Sgt Kenneth F. Garrison
Sgt Thomas M. Curry
Sgt John R. Holmesley
Sgt John J. Kocsis
Sgt Robert F. Coker
Sgt Glen L. Bayless
Sgt Joseph 0. Ottaviano
Sgt Kurt H. Walters
To Be Sergeant:
Cpl Joseph M. Cacherio
Cpl George D. Considine
Cpl Marshall M. Goodman
To Be Corporal:
Pvt John H. Buskey, Jr.
Pfc Henry E. Bridenbacker
Pvt Henry C. Padgett
Pvt Everett L. Gorrell
Pvt Patrick J. Gillan
Pvt Kenneth W. Wiggins
Pvt Albert Chuscavage
Pvt Frank R. Stangelo
Pfc Ellsworth W. Kagan
Pfc Loran L. Connor
Pvt Earl C. Davies
Pvt Jack R. Griffin
Pvt Thomas W. Diebler
Pvt James M. Gray
Pvt Charles S. Arbaugh
Pvt. Lee E. Franklin
Pvt John G. Steger
To Be Master Sergeant:
T Sgt Albert G. Weston
To Be Tech Sergeant:
S Sgt Lewis E. Waddell
S Sgt Ralph R. Porter
To Be Staff Sergeant:
Sgt Edward A. Goudeau
Sgt Peter Tech
Sgt Robert A. Prechtl
Sgt Lloyd R. Dawkins
To Be Sergeant:
Cpl Mercer S. Pannell
Cpl John L. Warren
Cpl Clifford E. Prance
Cpl Marciano R. Villanueva
Cpl Homer L. Wood
Cpl Ralph J. Perry
Cpl Dayton A. Comstock
Cpl Roy L. Howard
Cpl Robert C. Valentine
To Be Corporal:
Pvt Alexander Blazer, Jr.
pvt Charles W. DeBerry
Pvt Robert C. Shine
Pvt Albert J. Fuchs
Pfc Charles D. Diamond
Pfc Robert E. Branning
Pfc Joel N. Pritchett
Pvt John D. Ruscito
Pvt Howard L. Hudson
Pfc Allus E. Kelly
Pfc Bertel J. Hull
Pfc Thomas A. Sullivan
Pfc Johathan D. Ballew
To Be Staff Sergeant:
Sgt. Donald D. Shaw
To Be Staff Sergeant:
Sgt Raymond A. Mason
To Be Corporal:
Pvt Clinton N. Chandler
Pvt Joe T. DeVane
To Be Staff Sergeant
Sgt Dino J. Mancinelli
Sgt Noel W. Crawford
Sgt Harold J. Patton
Sgt John B. Jolly
Sgt Angus C. Claxton
To Be Sergeant:
Cpl Albert J.T. Casteran
Cpl Joseph Carr
Cpl Arthur G. Engel
Cpl Carl J. Westmoreland
Cpl Marion C. Quattlebaum
Cpl Howard E. Wickham
Cl1 Walter F. Dub
To Be Corporal:
Pvt William T. Johnson
Pfc George F. Lunsford
Pfc Leland M. Kohr
Pfc Joseph Dudek
Pfc Carl M. Hightower
Pfc Marion C. Jewczyk
Pfc Marvin R. Higginbotham
Pfc Taylor I. Eiland
Pfc Lewis C. Eubanks
Pvt Clarence J. Honegger
Pfc Sterl C. Redmond
Pfc Jerry H. Gallier
Pfc Albert D. Stone
Pfc Vittorio A. Alfieri
Pfc William R. Hardee
Pfc Leonard T. Cannon
Pfc Philip H. Green, Jr.
To Be Master Sergeant:
T Sgt Jackson L. Stephens
To Be Tech Sergeant:
S Sgt Kenneth N. Waite
To Be Staff Sergeant:
Sgt Archie R. Marr
Sgt Garlen B. Fairchild
Sgt Kenneth A. Oliver
Sgt James S. O'Connor
To Be Sergeant:
Cpl Leslie R. Kirk
Cpl Joseph J. Andrews
Cpl Frank R. Hill
Cpl John P. -Ryan
Cpl Charles 0 Kummer
Cpl John D. Tiller
Cpl Lester S.'Fawcett
Cpl Robert A. Schick
To Be Corporal:
Pfc John P. Knotts
Pfc Arthur B. Uland
Pfc Joe H. Tedder
Pfc John J. Walsh
Pfc Donald F. Bayne
Pfc Dan J. Gabbard
Pfc Theodore A. Wyke
Pfc Dewell H. Pratt
Pfc Marvin W. Pierquet
Pfc Ernest L. Goodwin
To Be Tech Sergeant:
S Sgt George Velkey
To Be Sergeant:
Cpl Joseph A. Granata
Cpl Joseph A. Little
To Be Corporal
Pvt Charles E. Cavanaugh
Pvt Harold Hutchins
To Be Corporal:
Pfc James W. Coniff
Pfc Orin L. Bartholomew
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST
Under the New Guinea stars...a man thinks a lot
H STOOD on the threshold of a realized
dream. It was there, as he had planned
it. lEevrything. To live and be the man he
\\anted to be. To learn. To progress. To grow.
His way unchallenged. His life unfettered.
\ith one day's passing-his world became
a mass of fighting men ... of machines of war
S. o education in killing of separation
There was no whimper as he turned from
the dream of life to the hell of war. And left
this freedom he had known-safe in the hands
of those who remain to stand guard.
I le writes today of the fires of hell. Of the
relentless heat of the Tropics. Of the super-
human job still to be done.
He's still alive and still a thinker. And
it's pretty simple-the way he puts it.
"The average soldier wants first of all, to
see this job done all the way to the finish this
time. He wants no 'patched-up', arranged
peace-but the real thing.
"When this is finished, we want to come
home to a world where a man can have a job
and raise a family in decency-without any
fear of war or unemployment.
"We want to row our own boats, as hard
and fast as we are willing and able individ-
ually to do. Give Peace and Work to the aver-
age American-he'll take care of his own
"We believe the brains and dreams that
have already wrought America's miracle can
also bring us Peace and Freedom of Oppor-
tunity for every man."
When a man gambles his days with death-
and sleeps at night under the New Guinea
stars-he thinks a lot. And thinks pretty
The Saturday Evening
Number 46 in a series of advertisements ap-
pearing regularly in The Saturday Evening Post
s 2 1n 'JrATT 'A P P* s I '
Ex-Stock-Tracer H. B. Mays is
now Pvt. H. B. Mays and he's been
sent way up North, which, in the
old-fashioned jargon, is several axle-
greasings away. His address is on.
the hangar bulletin board, or, if you
prefer you can obtain it from a cute
little brunette in Post Personnel of-
fice. At ease, H. B.!
Warning! Stay away from that
little timekeeper in Room 90 T. It
took her two whole days to get us a
pink timecard, but after one smile
from her all was forgotten and for-
Misses E. Tiller and Frances Ar-
nold, of the Technical Order Depart-
ment, are planning on asking for a
transfer to Canada (they heard it on
the sly that there were a lot of
wolves up there). We thought it
was Alaska instead of Canada.
Ruth Connell, of the Planning Sec-
tion, admits, that the Coast Guard
has extra priority on her dates. But
Jean Bush, of the same section, goes
her one better and says her dates to
the Navy are all on an emergency
basis, which is even higher than ex-.
tra high priority!
Miss Alice Birdsong was hostess
Wednesday night at a little party
honoring Misses Lorraine Borschel
And Julia Carter, and Sgt. and Mrs.
Mrs. Klaris Rose and Miss Helen
Tiller are new employees in the In-
ventory department of Supply. Glad
to have you around, girls!
Mrs. Freida Cunningham, another
of our employees in supply, is on de-
tached service in Mobile, learning
how to operate the addressograph
Last, and nearly the least thing
around here, is Miss Lois Carter, of
Maintenance. She plays the piano
like nobody's business and is kinda
cute when she smiles, which is ALL
-I. M. Roche.
Our Squadron Area is Laking on
new appearance. The landscaping'
that is being carried on by some of
'he boys is progressing; grass and
flowers are being planted. Somecay
there will be no Skunk Hollow, but a
place of beauty. The addition of
new furniture to the day room will
give more boys a chance to relax and
enjoy .their spare moments.
Now that we are having outdoor
movies the evenings are more enjoy-
able. We can truly say that an out-
door movie is something that the
rest of the field does not have .
At last the PX has opened. We only
wish that it was larger and offered
us a greater variety of things.
We finally have some news about
our students. (We can all the news
we can get, fella's, so let's get busy
for our column, and bring in those.
We have two brothers in Class
43-37, Donald G. Gardner and Law-
rence E. Gardner, both who are pri-
vates first class. Their home town
in Arapahoe, Nebraska, and they
were both farmers before coming in-
to the army. They are both single,
and Lawrence is the oldest, at 20
years of age, while Donald is 19.
They both came in the army togeth-
er. They received their basic train-
ing at Atlantic City, N. J., and from
there they went to Roosevelt Field,
N. Y., for their schooling as Airplane
Mechanics. They hope to stick to-
gether after finishing Aerial Gun-
nery School, and plan to go back
home when this war is over to take
care of their farm.
Pfc. Martin H. Neuhaus does not
do much talking, but when he does,
he has some interesting stories to
tell. He was in Cologne, Germany,
;in the early part of 1939. His father
and mother, who are both in the U.
S. A., had a huge pudding factory
back in Germany. But due to the
Nazi regime, they lost everything.
Martin beat his folks over here by
one week, and while he was in Eng-
land saw service with the British
-Medical. Home Guard. His father
is very happy to be in the United
States and is glad to have his free-
dom and be able to make a living in
the good old U. S. A.
S/Sgt. John T. Morgan had an ex-
citing time Saturday night at the
Pfc. Josephus Williams stole the
show at the U. S. O. Club dance on
August 12. The show started with
a light sample of boogie woogie and
-ended with some .smooth jitterbug-
ging. That's what we call cutting' a
rug, and did his chick have plenty of
I Although for some reason .. last
week's column never saw the light of
day, it was announced in the Target
that a U. S. 0. show was scheduled
to be held in the new colored Rec.
Hall on the night of the 16th. There
was instead, a small dance to the
music of a juke box. Regardless,
everyone had fun. A loud raspberry
to the local quack who threw his
weight around and prevented the
arrival of an orchestra. And we-
wonder if the Orange Blossom will
ever be "on Limits" again? We are
still looking forward to the arrival
of the show "Stormv Monday."
* It was "Stormy Monday" for the
members of the Red Caps baseball
club. After winning a game in Tal-
Dixie-Sherman Hotel. Did you get
mad, John, when the chair was pull-
ed out from under you?
Sgt. Pistone, do you still think
that you can set your watch by the
elevator floor indicator at the Dixie-
Sherman? It would have been nice
work if it could be done.
We are all surprised to know that
Sgt. Townsend, who hails from the
big state of Vermont, used to be the
champion yo-yo player of that state.
How about a demonstration, chum?
Lt. Florence is now on his way to
school again, and we wish him all the
luck in the world at his new station.
Lt. Justice, welcome to Squadron
"F," and keep Flight 4 on the ball;
you should know the songs that they
sing, as they are still the best group
of singers in the Squadron.
Barracks 407 won the inspection
again Saturday, but it was very
close between them and barracks
430. All the barracks wee in very
good shape, and we congratulate all
of the class for the clean barracks
that they had. Guess 407 wanted to
go to town again, as they had the
opportunity of going the week before,
and they made sure they went again.
Hoping that the rest of the barracks
get in the game next week, and can
strike out 407, although we are nroud
of the swell job that they are doing.
With all the hustling and bustling
going on around the Squadron area,
we are starting to make the place
look like home sweet home. Shovels
have been flying, and rakes have
been doing their part. Trucks are
brinpino the dirt. with our own
versatile Cpl. O'Bara as supervisor.
lahassee on Sunday, the transporta-
tion decided to balk, and the crowd
.had a time pulling in here.
Among tne more personal items-
Cpl. Carter is going around taking
samples of everyone's handwriting.
No. he's not with the F. B. I., but it
does seem that some wolf has been
writing to his one and only.
The Squadrod participated in its
first retreat parade on the 13th and
while I mean it was the FIRST, the
C. O. seemed to think that we
weren't too bad. And judging from
the schedule, you'll see a lot more of
us out there.
Another personal item-even the
best outfits occasionally have mem-
bers who have opportunities to in-
spect tre insides of calabooses (or is
it calabeese?) and one of our prom-
ising young privates found himself
the center of excitement a short
while ago in P. C. What they won't
do next. Hope I see you all, aind
-Cpl. A. E. Williams.
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After missing last week's issue,
there's plenty to write about this
week; and even more that would
probably be censored anyway, so
here goes with the high spots.
-First, a bouquet to the men 6f the
25th who won "half" of the flag for
.inspection a couple of weeks ago.
Ask Sgt. Urbanic why we didn't win
the other half (if he won't tell, Hast-
ings will, gladly).
Speaking of inspections, Pvt.
(Yardbird) Kammerer enjoyed a
siesta on the beach last Sunday
morning from 9 till 11. He made
hurly trips to the office the next
There's an unconfirmed rumor go-
ing around that Groover was seen
out with his own wife last Saturday
Cpl. Mazur, after going out for an
evening with T/Sgt. Hill and his se-
lect friends, came in with a perfect
set of teeth prints on his back. Mazur
vows they were left there by an
irate dog. Ripley would pay a thou-
and bucks for that dog's molars.
Sgt. Mason had been packed five
days when he finally got that fur-
lough. He will probably spend
first week explaining things to Mrs.
Mason, and the second promising not
to do anymore of the things he was
Wonder why S/Sgt. McGraw's wife
gave him a wedding ring last week?
*She's making him wear it, too.
Since we've been on these rugged
shifts, Cpl. Boggs hasn't been able
to get into town so much, but he's
sure made that phone sound like a
Evidently Pvts. Rasmussen and
Smitty never heard of the old say-
ing about "taking money from a
poor, defenseless woman."
Two more Montgomery passes and
Pvt. Durham will be applying for
Wonder why Top-Kick doesn't ap-
ply for rations so he can spend the
rest of his time at Laguna Beach?
Since Mike I has been on furlough,
Mike II has been staying in; conse-
quently, patrons of the Rec have no-
ticed a better supply of beer.
They say Pvt. Trimble has been
quite the cat of the barracks since
he saw a certain show recently. Tsk!
It's a long story- about Rasmus-
sen. You ask him and he will glad-
ly tell you all about it;
-A. M. D.
An Italian officer spoke to
Shis men in passionate and tragic
'Men,' he shrieked, 'do you
Know we are going to lose this
'Yeah,' said a voice from the
crowd, 'but when?'
August 21. 1943
THE TYNDAIL TARGET
Page C t- * A *
LEADS TYNDALL'S BOXING HOPEFULS T/F OFFICERS CLINCH
USO LEAGUE CROWN
In a whirlwind finish that saw
them win four games in five days,
the Tyndall Field Officers' nine
clinched the championship of the
panama City USO Baseball League
this week, and will be awarded
the first place trophy at appro-
priate exercises Tuesday night at
The Officers will now engage in
a playoff series, and should they
Again triumph, they will be pre-
sented with another trophy. The
first game is scheduled to be
played Tuesday night against the
pelicans of Panama City at peli-
A 5-4 win over the strong Coast
Guard team in a 12 inning battle
last Sunday started the Officers
on the pennant road. Trailing
4-3 with two outs in the last
J half of the twelfth, the Officers
J took advantageof three successive
errors by their opponents to send
two runs across the plate and
chalk up the win.
Monday night, with Capt. Jack
Dangler on the mound, the Off-
icers trounced the Pelicans for
win number two. Thursday night,
d 1in the continuance of a tie game
Splayed earlier in the season, the
Officers downed the Navy, 3-2,
ya ,, n .d and in the second half of the
: twin bill chalked up an easy 10-0
SGT. MELVIN ALTIS, veteran of four years as an amateur and In league competition, the Off-
9 years as a professional pugilist, will guide the destiny of icers won 14 games in 15 starts,
their only defeat coming at the
Tyndall's aspiring ring men. hands of the Coast Guard by a
The sergeant is a native of Roanoke, Va. A former Southern 4-3 tally. They have hopes of
Lightweight champion, now in the Welterweight class, Altis has capturing the impending playoff
kayoed 56 opponents in 128 professional fights with such na- series, thereby adding to the
tionally known boxers as ex-champ Al Singer, and Joey Capisi, excellent recordtheyhave already
Jack Ryan, Tommy McGovern and Tootsie Basharra. He has been achieved.
knocked out thrice, by Ryan, Basharra and McGovern.
His 128 matches add up to 14 losses, three K.O.'s, six draws, 10-TEAM VOLLEY BALL LOOP
and 108 fights won, including 56 by the knockout route. GETS UNDER WAY AUGUST 24
Sergeant Altis has been in the Army a little more than a
year, and has spent most of that time as boxing coach of the The first volley ball league
various posts at which he has been stationed. ever to be organized at Tyndall
In commenting on the boxing set-up at Tyndall, Altis stated Field will begin play on Tuesday,
that, "There are a lot of mighty good prospects here, and with August 24, according to the
a little training, we can have some swell inter-squadron and schedule released by the Post
inter-post matches this winter." Athletic Officer early this week.
At present, the boxing program is correlated with the phy- Ten teams will compose the
sical training sessions held throughout the day; however, Lt. league, with each of the teams
John R. Gueder, physical training instructor for Area #2, playing twice weekly, on Tues.
announced that upon the completion of the new post gymnasium a days and Fridays. All games
regular period each day will be given over to boxing instruc- will begin at 5:30 P.M.
StnWho plays who:
tion and workouts in the new building. (Fit no pla who ome te
(First naged is home team.)
T/F GUNNERS PLACE 4TH CHAMPION ORDNANCE SOFTBALL 69th vs. Guardians,.
TEAM TO PLAY WAINWRIGHT Redbirds vs. Medics
Bluebirds vs. Ordnance
IN SHOOT AT KINGMAN Tyndall's softball champs, the Canaries vs. Q
crack Ordnance squad, will meet White Flashes vs. Gunnermakers
Tyndall's five-man gunnery team the Shipyard team in a challenge FRIDAY
Medics vs. 69th
returned from Kingman, Ariz., on match next Wednesday, Aug. 25. Guardians vs. Ordnance
Wednesday after placing fourth in The game against the Wainwright QM vs. Redbirds
the Inter-Training Gunnery meet All-Stars will be played on the Gunnermakers vs. Bluebirds
held there last Saturday and Sun- diamond at Wainwright Park, near Canaries vs. White Flashes
day. the Recreation Building. SGT. SARPA'S KEGLERS LEAD
Representing Tyndall Field were name time: 5:30 P.M. SGT. SARPAS KEGLE AD
Sgts. John F. Sheahan, Bernard J. IN WAC TEN PIN LEAGUE
Brady, David W. Morgan, Glenn W. HOW THEY STAND Tyndall's WAC keglers entered
Hunter and Willie Wong. Through thursday, August 19 their fourth week of competition
First place honors in the meet with Sgt. Dorothy Sarpa's team
NATIONAL LEAGUE W L
were taken by the home team, the St. Louis .........71 38 .651 leading the pack with a record
Kingman Army Air Field sharp- Cincinnati.,...... 62 50 .554 of 7 wins against 2 losses.
shooters. TeHspittsburgh........ 62 51 .549 Sgt. Stella Pryzbyla rolled
shooters. The Harlingen, Texas, Brooklyn .......... 57 56 .504 gt. Stella Pryzbyla rolled
quintet was second with the IAr- Chicago........... 52 59 .468 the highest game of the evening
edo, Texas, Tyndall Field, Las Philadelphia...... 53 62 461 last Wednesday when she hit 180
Boston ............ 49 59 .454
Vegas, Nevada, and Fort Myers, New York ......... 40 71 .360 in her second game. HighesT
Fla.,. teams finishing in that three game score was turned in by
order. New York .......... 67 42 .615 Sgt. Sarpa, who totaled 484 pins
Heavy rainstorms hampered the Cleveland......... 57 50 .533 for her trio of games.
gunners throughout the two-day Washhgton ....... 61 53 .535 How they stand:
gunners throughout the two-day Detroit........... 57 51 .528 TEAM W L
meet, which was the second such Chicago ...........56 55 .528 Sgt. Sarpa.................7 2
Boston ........... 54 58 .482 Pfc. Stefancich ....... .. ..6 3
copenation to be staged betschooeen St. Louis ......... 48. 60 .444 Pfc. Hurta ................3 6
the nation's six gunnery schools. Philadelphia ...... 40 71 .360 S/Sgt. Wisenberger .........2 7
MEDIC AND QM NINES
Tyndall's inter-squadron base-
ball league got under way this
week with the Quartermaster and
Hospital teams emerging victorious
over the Gunnermaker and 69th
Also scheduled to play were the
Ordnance and Guardian squads, but
the contest was postponed until
Friday evening, too late for the
results to be included in this
The QM's Forbes pitched 3-hit
ball against the Gunnermakers as
his mates pounded out 7 hits for
a total of 12 runs. Cofer was
the losing hurler for the GM nine.
The final score was 12-1.
Forbes and Jones and Adams made
up the QM battery, while Cofer
and Birdenbaker paired up for the
Boasting five Tornado regulars
in their line-up, the crack Medic
diamond squad had little diffi-
culty in defeating a raw 69th
aggregation. Orange and Tarr
hurled the Medics to an 11-3
triumph, with Jackrel behind the
plate. On the mound for the 69th
were Aydelotte and Shellnut, with
Gay on. the recieving end.
The schedule for this week is
Gunnermakers vs. 69th
(Post Field Monday)
QM vs. Guardians
(Medics Field Wednesday)
Medics vs. Ordnance
(Medics Field Thursday)
Saturday, 'MELODY PARADE,' Mary
Beth Hughes, Eddie Quillan.
Sun.,Mon HEAVENN CAN WAIT,'
Tiern e. ', ueche.
Tues'., '"THE H3AC SWAN, Tyrone
*Po-Ier, Maureen OQ'ara.
Wed.,Thurs., "SALUTE TO THE MAR-
Friday, 'SUBMARINE BASE,' John
Lytel, Fifi Dorsey.
Sun.-Mon., 'AIR FORCE, John Gar-
field, Robert Young.
Tues.-Wed., 'HENRY ALDRICH SWINGS
IT, Lydon, Smith.
Thurs.-Fri., 'BOMBARDIER,' Scott,
Saturday, 'FARMER FOR A DAY.
Sat.,Midnight Show, 'WHAT'S BUZ-
Sun., Mon. 'SALUTE FOR THREE,
Tuesday, 'FALCON STRIKES BACK,
Wed., Thurs., 'SPRINGTIME IN THE
ROCKIES, Bette Grable.
SFri.. Sat., "APACHE TRAIL,' Lloyd
-,^ i -~.'S---- -' ^^^^^
THE TI'NDALL TARGET
Aug .u s140 3'T ATTV 'A10lv D P a
EGLIN IN 12 INNINGS, 6-5
EGLIN HURLER FORCES IN WINNING RUN
IN 12TH; T/F TEAMWORK SPARKLES
AS FLYERS LEAVE 16 MEN ON BASE
Tornadoes Outhit, But
Not Outfought; Busby
Plays Despite Injury
Although out-hit, 17-10, the Tyndall Tornadoes outplayed and
outfought a strong Eglin Field nine in their game here last
Sunday. The Tornadoes won, 6-5, but not until they had served
up a thrilling 12-inning exhibition of baseball that featured
teamwork and a desire to win that could not be denied.
Never during the 12 long innings was either team more than
one run ahead of the other, so evenly were they matched. The
Eglin Flyers had a well balanced squad both afield and at the
Zachell, who pitched the entire game for the Eglin men, never
weakened until the 12th, when
he walked the first man up, run lead, and Tyndall countered
and then allowed two singles with another run in their half to
to fill the bases. With every- keep the game even up. Brown,
one in the stands taking up the the first Tornado batter in the
victory chant, Zachell faced 10th, let loose with his longest
Leftfielder Jackrel and tried hit of the season, a sharp line
desperately to offer up "nothing drive into deep right center,
good." However, he tried too good for three bases. "Brownie"
hard and walked Jackrelon five romped home with the tying run as
pitched balls, thereby forcing Nick Orange, the next batter,
in the winning run. singled into left field.
Lefty Southard started on the There was no scoring by either
mound for Tyndall, and although side in the 11th, and Eglin went
relieved by Donoway in the 7th, down in order in the top of the
received credit for the victory. 12th when- the first man grounded
Southard yielded nine hits which out, pitcher to first; the next
Eglin converted into two runs dur- doubled; and the third batter
ing his six and a half inning lined out to Jackrel in right
stint, field, who threw swiftly to sec-
DONOWAY RELIEVES SOUTHARD
In the 7th, after Southard had-
walked the first batter, forced
the second to ground out, and
then gave up a single to put run-
ners on first and third, a board
of strategy formed around the
mound and it was decided to send
Donoway in to relieve Southard,
who was weakening under the hot
With one away and the tying and
winning runs on base, Donoway
promptly struck out the first man
to face him on three pitched balls
and retired the next batter as he
lifted a high fly to Tarr in cen-
Tyndall took the lead in the
6th when Hines got his first hit
of the game and was advanced to
second when Zachell walked Brown.
Jackrel doubled two outs later
and then a single by Costigan ac-
counted for 2 runs, the most
scored by either team in any one
Eglin tied the game in the 8th
on a mighty triple by Center-
fielder Early, who scored on a
bingle by Catcher Luciano. In
the top of the 9th, the Fort Wal-
ton men took the lead for the
first time in the ball game when
they tallied a lone run on a
single and a double.
GAME GOES INTO EXTRA INNINGS
The Tornadoes came back in their
half of the 9th to send the game
into extra innings as Zachell
walked Jackrel and Costigan
singled; Busby, the next batter,
signaled he was going to bunt and
both runners were off with the
pitch. Busby delivered a perfect
bunt and Jackrel crossed the plate
easily, while Costigan, who mis-
took the catcher's discarded
sponge for the ball, was barely
tagged out to end the scoring.
Eglin scored again in the 10th
on three singles to take a one
ond base to catch the runner
starting for third and thereby
complete a double plav.
WINNING RUN FnRCED IN
Anderson, first Tyndall batter
in the 12th, flied out to right;
'Hines then drew a walk. Brown
made it two away with a fly to
right, but Nick Orange, the next
batter, came through with his
second successive single. With
the game as closely played as it
was, neither Tyndall runner took
any chances on extra bases. Tarr,
the next batter, who had swung
desperately, but in vain, on his
five previous trips to the plate,
stepped into one of Zachell's
offerings for a clean single to
load the bases.
Jackrel was the next Tornado
batter, but the Eglin hurler
threw three bad pitches before he
found the plate for a strike, and
then followed with a fifth pitch
which was wide, to force in the
TENSION MARKS GAME
The entire game was marked by
excitement and tension, the ten-
sion that's present at all close-
ly contested battles. The several
hundred G.I.s who came out to see
a ball game were not disappointed,
because they witnessed one of the
best that has ever been played on
the new athletic field.
As for the players themselves,
the Eglin team may have been com-
posed of individual stars, but
the stars were eclipsed by the
brilliance of the Tornado team-
Early in the game the Eglin
Flyers discovered that they were
up against a team that was not
going to be beaten. In the sec-
ond inning, "Woody" Busby, Tornado
coach who was filling in at the
backstop position in the absence
of furloughing Clyde Didier,
TRIPLES IN 10TH FOR TORNADOES
Keystone sacker of the Tornadoes' "million dollar infield"
is Sgt. Paul Brown of the Gunnermakers. "Brownie" cl imaxed a
great day in the field in last Sunday's game against the Eglin
Flyers with a resounding triple into right center field in the
Tornado half of the 10th inning. Nick Orange, the next batter,
sent him home with the tying run on a single.
The Tornadoes won out in the 12th, 6-5.
suffered a severe finger injury.
There wasn't any doubt that a
bone had been broken, but there
was no one else available and
"Buz" stayed in there and caught
the entire 12 innings.
Well-nigh impenetrable de-
fensively, the Tornadoes are be-
ginning to match their great
fielding play with batting power.
With the addition of Nick Orange
of the Medics, and the improved
stick-work of several heretofor
weak hitters, the Tyndall team
now has a batting line-up that
will permit opposing pitchers
little or no time to "let up."
This afternoon and tomorrow,
the Tornadoes are playing the
Naval Base nine at Pensacola.
And next Sunday, the Tyndall team
will travel to Eglin Field in an
attempt to make it two-in-a-row
over the Fort Walton squad.
EGLIN FIELD AB R H
Hil lan, rf 6 0 2
Lasplaees, 2b 5 0 2
Kozusko, If 5 1 1
Kress, lb 6 0 2
Kendrlcks, as 6 2 2
Early, ef 6 2 3
Carmody, Sb 6 0 0.
Lueiano, c 2 0 1
Zachell, p 5 0 2
Archibeult, c# 4 0 2
Totals 51 5 17
# Batted for Luelano in oth.
TYNDALL FIELD AB R H
Anderson, 3b 5 0 0
Hines, ss 5 2 1
Brown, 2b 4 2 1
Orange, If 5 0 2
Tarr, ef 0 1
Jaekrel, if 4 1 1
Costigan, lb 5 1 3
Busby, c 5 0 1
S outward, p 0 0
Donoway, p 2 0 0
Totals 44 6 10
a Batted for Southard in 7th.
RED CAPS DOWN DALE MABRY
By CPL. HAZEL WILLIS
Tyndall's high-powered Red
Caps continued their victory
march by defeating the Dale Mabry
Field Aviation nine at Tallahassee
last Sunday by a score of 3-2.
This was the first meeting be-
tween the two teams, although it
was more or less a homecoming for
two members of the Tyndall team,
Centerfielder White and Right-
fielder English, who were trans-
ferred here last year from the
Dale Mabry outfit.
Martinez started the scoring
for the Red Caps with a single
on his first trip to the plate.
Credit for the longest hit of
the game went to Dawkins, who
slammed out a triple.
TYNDALL YIELD AB R H
White, c 4 0 0
Mayo, If 3 0 0
Martinez, c 4 1 1
Dawklns, sa 4 2 2
Randle, b 4 0 1
English, rf 4 1
Davis, lb 4 0 1
Mathews, 3b 3 0 1
Streeter, p 0
pettaway, If 1 0 0
Totals 34 3 9
RALE MAR FILD AB R 8
attlngna, 3D 4 0 0
Curby, cf 4 0 1
Brooks, ss 4 1 1
Brown, cf 4 0 0
Daniels, lb 4 0 8
McGee, 3b 4 1 1
Woodall, rf 3 0 0
MCElrath, c 3 0 0
Melrose, p 1 0 0
Freeman, p 2 0 0
Totals 53 2 5
August 21, 1943
JUE TYNDALL TARGET
During a recent leave of ab-
sence, it was our pleasure to see
Washington in action against the
Boston Red Sox, and both the
pirates and Cubs tangle with
Casey Stengel's Boston Braves.
The pirates looked great, but
for a hustling ball team, give us
Ossie Bluege's Senators. Georgie
Case, Mickey Vernon and Jake Powell
tear around the bases like scared
deer, while Gerry Priddy and Stan
Spence never could be accused of
dragging ice wagons behind them.
From the stands, it looks as if
Manager Bluege gives his base run-
ners free reins, and they can run
whenever they wish. As a result,
the team steals plenty of bases,
and in one of the games against
the Sox, speed on the basepaths,
and speed alone, enabled the Sen-
ators, to triumph. We don't think
they'll catch the Yankees in the
American League race, but they'll
be in second or third place at
the season's end. Take our word
The New York Yankees, aboard
the pennant limited once again,
have won 28 games this season by
the margin of one run. That's
what is called championship base-
ball in any league. The hapless
St. Louis Browns, buried in sev-
enth place, have dropped 26 games
by the same margin.
Now for a local item. With the
season's end fast approaching,
the Tyndall Officers are in first
place in the Panama City League,
and assured of a place in the
championship playoffs. Through-
out the season, support for the
officers has been conspicuous by
its absence, despite the fact
that they have turned in some
first class performances. In
Capt. Jack Dangler, Lts. Joe
Glasser, Moe Freeman, Jim Bailey,
Stan Drongowski and Bill Mendel-
son, the officers have players
capable of holding down positions
on practically any minor league
team in the country. We'll let
you know more about the playoffs
when the time comes, and hope
you're sitting aside us in the
grandstand to cheer the Tyndall
boys on to victory.
Jackie Callura, fistic flash
from Hamilton, Ontario, has come
to the end of the road. Jackie,
who held the much disputed feather-
weight crown, was knocked out in
the eighth round, of a scheduled
15 round bout, by' hil Terranova
at New Orleans last Monday night.
It was the second straight win
for Terranova over Callura, but
the first meeting was a non-
title affair. We readwith amuse-
ment where Terranova is ready to
take on 'all comers.' About two
months ago, Callura took the lick-
ing of his life at the hands of a
battler named Tony Costa of Rhode
Island. Costa has been chasing
Terranova for a couple of years,
and now the meeting probably will
take place. If it does, don't
sell Costa short. He'll be a
good short end bet.
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It seems as though the squad-
ron is improving a little on
those Saturday inspections. Our
showers and latrines are really
looking swell, thanks to Cpl.
Nick Lutz and his little brush.
It is rumored from reliable
sources that T/Sgt. Goodson has
'something on the string,' which
is a bit of all right, providing
the string doesn't break...Have
you ever seen Sgt. Willie D. Wil-
son's 'Big Bertha?'
We have a new addition to our
happy (?) little family, none
other than Mobile's Pride and
Joy, S/Sgt. Ralph Boyes...Two of
the boys came back into the fold
today after spending an extended
furlough in the backwoods of N.C.
They are Sgt. Bob Jackson and K.
TO THE EDITOR: 'Why didn't
the Redbirds column appear in
its entirety in last week's Tar-
OUR MAN OF THE WEEK: Sgt.
Cecil E. McKinney, who comes from
Washington, D.C. Mac, as he is
known around the squadron, was a
motion picture projectionist be-
fore he came into his Uncle's
Army and he is assigned to the
Waller Trainers as a technician.
(Now you owe me two-bits and
maintenance, Mac. )
-Sgt. Jimmie Hammond
By the time that this column
goes to press the Guardians will
have had a gala party in the day
room. This affair is in charge
of the capable Mashburn and from
all indications promises to be an
event of events.
Pvt. R. Palmer is in the hos-
pital recovering from an appen-
dectomy and will be with the boys
in the dispatch office real soon.
He claims to have beaten 'Wrong
Way' Petchik at least fifty times
in those innumerable 'coke con-
Cpl. Raymond 'Dog' Turner seems
to have grabbed the limelight in
the Target and the News Herald.
What with his now famous dogs
posing for the cameraman and Red
giving instructions. Incident-
ally, the Dog Man is teaching
some of the Guardians the art of
handling dogs and is getting
along nicely with his students.
The boys have lost their 'T's'
and don't seem to be passing out
any cigars. What's the matter,
boys, do you miss your 'T's?'
BANTER: Pfc. L.M. (Little)
Vann seems to be making consider-
able headway with little Stella
of the PX cigar counter. Cpl.
C.D. Barker promised us that he
would have a furlough marriage.
And, what Pvt. is getting the re-
putation of being a WAC Romeo?
One of the Guardians would like
to know the name of the WAC who
was sitting next to him when the
lights went off in the Theater.
The favorite squadron expres-
sion these days seems to be,
'You're Sho Lucky.' And we hear
that T/Sgt. W. Cartwright is
spending most of his furlough in
Tennessee with 'Duckie.
MAN OF THE WEEK: Pfc. Steve
Thomas is our choice this week.
He was born in Pottsville, Pa;,
on May 14, 1920. Steve works as
an MP uptown and is known for
courteous treatment of soldiers.
He is easy to get along with and
performs his duties efficiently.
In civilian life Thomas used to
work in his father's restaurant
which specialized in Greek foods.
Steve's inseparable buddy is Pvt.
Joe Perrotta who is also from Pa.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta
'I only go out with girls that
'I breathe on then and then they
can't see what I'm dcing.'
After our inspection last Sat-
urday, many of our well-known men
about the campus found that their
activities for the week-end would
be confined to the field. One
particular sergeant has become so
eager that he started his 'G.I.'
party on Monday to be ready by
Saturday. Is that right, Sgt.
Solomon? Sgt. Pratt has been
having a little trouble with his
bed lately. This trouble is
becoming chronic with him.
We thought the acting first
sergeant's duties were too much
for Sgt. Dufrane when he was seen
madly chasing flies around Squad-
ron A's orderly room the other
day. We were relieved to find
he was simply trying to get a
meal for his pet turtle 'Leroy.'
The sergeant must be studying
The students are wondering
why Pfc. Guber is called 'High
House.' You must explain some-
time, Guber, it's quite a story.
Pfc. Hollywood caused a mild
sensation in front of the Post
Theater when, as the command of
'column of files from the left,
column left, was given, he
casually walked off all by him-
self down the street.
Well, we are waiting for the
good news from our boys at King-
man. We are sure they'll bring
home the bacon.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
There's a Housekeeper at Tyn-
dall Field, but he's definitely
not the feminine type; he's avi-
ation Cadet Arthur B. Housekeep-
er, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam B. Housekeeper, of Newton,
The name Eisenhower will un-
doubtedly go down in history as
one of the greatest in World War
II. Tyndall welcomed on Wednes-
day an Eisenhower all its own, no
relation to the famed "General
He's Cpl. James K. Eisenhower,
and he hails from Philadelphia,
where his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J.B. Eisenhower, now reside.
"Are You A Winner?"
"Have You Been Cleaned?"
Visit With Me
Any Day or Evening
I have the finest
collection of games
of chance, chuck-a-
luck, loaded dice,
marked cards, sLot
machines that re-
semble public tele-
not to return a coin.
"BINGO" every Friday
evening- Prices for
All- A Small Deposit
Visit My Emporium Of
FROLIC and FUN
BROOME'S GOODIE .SHOPPE
Cakes and Ale
"Yhere the elite are always
TO THE YANKS" '
Saturday, C \S
1. In a baseball game, if a
batter bats a fair ball that hits
the ground and bounces ihto the
tand, what does he get credit
2. Can an unmarried lad of 21 t
be correctly called a bachelor?
3. If you put a grain of pop
corn in front of a pigeon, could
the pigeon see it with both eyes
at the same time?
4. Which numeral on your watch
is directly opposite the numeral
that is nearest to the stem?
5. Are there more boys or girls
born every year in the United
6 At a big wedding where there
bride -- in what order do they
come down the aisle?
7. How many of these things are
possible: to grow vegetables
without soil; to make linoleum
from peanuts; to find mountains
in the ocean? "I CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT? JUST BECAUSE HIS OLD MAN IS ON THE
8. In introducing a private and GAS RATION BOARDI"
a lieutenant, should yousay "Pvt.
Snith, Lt. Lockney" or"Lt. Lock-
ney, Pvt. Smith?"
9. Are hard shelled crabs and -
soft shelled crabs the same crabs
at different stages, or are they .\
entirely different crabs? //
10. Which of these foods has the I
highest percentage of water- dill 2)
pickles, whole milk or snap beans?
FOLLOW UP ANY wire or cord you
find, without touching it, to be sure it
is not connected to a trap.
1. Two base hit. (A fair bat-
ted ball that strikes the ground
aid bounds into a stand or over
i fence shall be a two-base hit.)
2. Yes. A bachelor is a man of
any age who has not married.
3. No. He could only see it
with one eye at a time, because
his eyes are on the side of his
5. More boys.
6. The ushers first, then the
bridesmaids, then the bride.
7. All three are possible.
8. "Lt. Lockney, pvt. Smith."
9. They are the same crabs at
10. Dill pickles; snap beans
have the next highest, and milk
"...AND WHEN HE PUTS HIS ARMS AROUND YOU..I WELL"
August 21. 1943.
THE TYNDM TARGET
P1ao e 1 ;
Gunners of the Week
GUNNER OF THE CLASS
PVT. RICBARD C. TORIAN
prior to entrance into the AAF,
pvt. Torian owned and operated an
amusement park in Asheville, N.C.,
which he calls his home.
Graduated from armorer's school
at Lowry Field, Colo., in Oct.,
1942. Was stationed at Nashville,
Tenn., and Maxwell Field, Ala.,
before being assignedto Tyndall.
Torian is 24 years old, mar-
His favorite sport is basket-
ball; playing it in high school
A/C HOMER H. SPRADLING
Born in Heber Springs, Ark.,
but spent most of his 24 years
in Matthews, Mo. Entered AAF as
Flying Cadet in '41. Was dis-
charged in August of '42 but re-
enlisted a month later and went
to Glider Pilot schools in Pitts-
burgh, Kan., Mobile, Ala., and
Stuttgart, Ark. When glider
training was discontinued he was
reinstated as an A/C and classi-
fied as a Navigator.
In civilian life he was employ-
ed as a clerk by the American
Railway Express Agency.
S/SGT. WELVIN P. SfMOKS
Selected as "Gunner of the
Week" when that recognition was
first bestowed, the sergeant now
winds up his gunnery training as
"Gunner of the Week" and "Gunner
of the Class."
Was born in Sumter, S.C., but
spent most of his 2i years in
Johns Island, S.C.
Arrived at Tyndall 'way back
in its infant days; was member of
the Bluebirds before enrolling
in gunnery school.
PFC. SHELDON A. STAFFORD
Hails from Minneapolis, Minn.,
and is 20 years old. Was employ-
ed in the Milwaukee Railroad Store
Enlisted in Oct., '42. Received
basic at Brooks Field, Tex. Ar-
rived at Tyndall after completing
AM course at Sheppard Field, Tex.
Is fond of football, but likes
Hopes to become a cadet after
CPL. WALTER H. FARNWALT
Was serving as an apprentice
to an undertaker previous to in-
duction at Fort Thomas, Ky., in
Hails from Harlan, Ky. Went
from Fort Thomas to Jefferson
Barracks and then to Buckley
Field, Colo., for pursuit Arm-
Was stationed at Richmond Army
Air Base when assigned to Tyndall.
Is 23 years old and is married.
Played basketball and football
for high school and college teams.
Attended Univ. of Kentucky.
PFC. JAMES R. MOORE
Has been in the service since
1935. Was a National Guardsman
until 1940, when he was called
into the regular Army.
Calls Durham, N.C., "home."
Was a sheet-metal worker before
entering the Army.
Was transferred to the AAF in
May, 1943, and shipped to Lowry
Field, Colo., to take a course
Is 24 years old and partial to
baseball. Was a regular member
of his regimental nine.
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