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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STyndall Target f


Copy Prepared Under Supervision
Of Public Relations Officer.
Col. Lelamd S. Stranathan
Special Service Officer:
Capt. Owen 0. Freeman
Public Relations Officer:
Lt. William B. Pratt
Photographic Officer:
Capt. J.A. Dickerman
Editorial Staff:
S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
Saul Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
Cpl. Harry Bardi
Art Work:
S/Sgt. Frank Horn, Sgt. Marshall
Goodman, S/Sgt. Fred Slade.
Photography & Reproduction:
/Sgt. .Busby, T/Sgt.W. Castle,
T/Sgt. J. Mitchell, S/Sgt. F.
Churchill, S/Sgt. G. Neitsert,
Sgt. D. Levinson, Cpl. L. Shaw,
S/Sgt. J. Montgomery. S/Sgt. R.
Keough, S/Sgt. J. Webster, Sgt.
P. Terry, Sgt J. Marsick, Cpl.
E. Tackett, Pvt. W. Daniels, Pfc.
H. Care.
The Tyndall Target receives
materiall supplied by Camp News-
paper Service, War Dept., 205 E.
42nd St., NYC. Credited material
say not be republished without
prior permission from CBS.


There are those who favor a
"soft peace," to whom uncon-
ditional surrender is anathema.
Lo, the poor Germans and the
misunderstood Japanese, they
say. Write off their debts to
the countries they have rav-
aged, for these are the pro-
tectors of the weak and the
helpless.. Czecho-Slovakia and
China..benevolent god-father
to Norway and the Indies, care-
taker for all of them in the
absence of Freedom, of them
speak softly, softly of the
alleged rapine..they are a
kindly people. With shut eyes
regard their atrocities, as
the protector moves in mys-
terious ways and lastly, grant
them a soft peace, for de-
cently they have warred..and
it is due them.
But among us are those who
do not favor a "soft peace."
Not easily forgotten is a Rot-
terdam or a Chungking, and the
mute protesting hearts of the
children who felt the swift
kiss of Japanese steel, will
beat forever in our brain.
The remains of our revered
dead would stir restlessly in
the careless graves of war..
they died, hating with change-
less passion. For this is the
enemy who burns to destroy us;
yellow and treacherous, white
and full of guile. In helotry,
they hold the souls of the
once free, and in China there
are the small ones, who have
received the great gift of the
Forget? There is nothing to
'forget it is all for the re-

Interviews and Photos

ville, Ky.; Drafting Dept.:
"The Beach and Rec Hall. It
gives a fellow recreation and
amusement without leaving the
post .

f/SGf. RATfOID H. LAT1f, Bir-
mingham, Ala.; Range Dept.!
"Competition between squadrons
in athletics. It forms a close
relation between men Plus
boosting morale."

S/SGt. IILSS. LARSfI, Chicago,
Ill., Statistical Dept.: "fhe
Rec Hall and its beer. It
gives a fellow a chance to re-
lax without going to town."

there is real need for us to learn, even in the painful
school of war, that we live in a dangerous world, and we can
be grateful for the lesson. Danger can be one of the great
stimulants of life. When it is courageously used, it can bring
forth the finest experiences a man can ever know. For our
country's sake and for our own sake, we want to meet with
courage and daring every hard demand made upon us in this
critical time. We can do this only if we have the right stuff
in us.
Ye cannot improve character; we have to build it. Integrity
and faith in the spirit are requisite for a man if he is to
cast out fear as he lives through troubled days.
there can be no questions about it--if we want to meet the
challenge of a dangerous world without fear, we have to be
-done with those misgivings that follow upon wrong-doing. If
we want to meet the dawn of each new day, fearless of anything
that the day may do to us, be assured one thing is necessary -
a clean, upright life. If we have that, then in God's na
let us keep it and be grateful for it. If we have lost it,
then in God's npme let us try to win it back; for an evil
life is peopled with fear. "Courage is fear that has said
its prayers."

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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


burgh, Pa.; psychological Re-
search: "fheaters.and Dances-
iostly dances. It provides
good clean wholesome enter-
tainment. "

membering. If we do this un-
right thing, yes, if we con-
tract this "soft peace;" we
shall have done well toward
the perpetuation of all wars.
Think, there will be a lapse..
twenty, thirty, or even forty
years may go by, but when the
Four Horsemen af the Apocalypse
come riding forth again, it
will be our son's sons and our
sons they will be riding herd


P.M............... Mass
P.M.... FellowshlD Club

12:16 P.M....Protestant Wor-
ship Service
5:30 P.M...............Mass
7:80 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 wl'
hear confessions anytime he
present at the Chapel)

"But Sargint, can I help it if they got my laundry
mixed up?"

September 11. 1943 FTT ',nrwWV' Parn S



Details of his recent trip to
the European war theater, where
he went on missions over Europe
in bombers of the Eighth Air
Force, were told to Tyndall Field
officers Friday by Col. island S.
Stranathan, conanding officer.
Colonel Stranathan was one of
several officers from flexible
gunnery schools who visited the
war theater to study at fit-st
hand the Army Air Forces flex-
ible gunnery training program.
German fighter pilots, the
colonel said, "are a tough bunch,'-
but he expressed the opinion that
the constant, ever-increasing
bombing of Germany and the occu-
pied countries would eventually
cause the Nazis to give in.
Speaking at a meeting of off-
icers in the post Theater, he
said the accuracy and quantity of
anti-aircraft fire around enemy
targets were amazing. *When
you' re on the way to the target,
your pilot can take evasive ac-
tion and usually get out of the
way, but when you make the bomb-
ing run you just have to fly
straight in and take it," he said.
Telling of one raid he was on
against a target in France, Col-
onel Stranathan related that the
"flak" was so heavy and accurate
that "It seemed like you could
reach right out and grab it. An
anti-aircraft shell explosion,
close under our plane seemed to
bounce the ship as if it had been
struck by a giant hand. The flak
spattered against the sides of
our plane almost like hail. '
On that trip, the crew members
wore suits of armor as protection
against shrapnel and small arms
The colonel said the heavy fire-
power of the gtners of our bomb-
ers when flying in close forma-
tion was very effective in keepL-
ing off enemy fighters, but that
a plane which becomes separated
from its formation is usually
The colonel revealed that gun-
ners arriving for duty with the
Eighth Air Force take a short
gunnery course in the British
Isles before going into action in
order to familiarize them with
theater problems.
The colonel described the food
at Army posts in the British Isles
as very good, but he said it was
very difficult to get a good meal
at civilian eating places.


Col. Daniel W. Jenktns

Col. Delmar F. Spivey

It was with deep regret that the men of Tyndall Field learned this
week of the War Department's announcement that Colonels Daniel W.
Jenkins and Delmar T. Splvey are reported as missing in action in
the European theater of operations since August 12.
Both men are well known at Tyndall field. Col. Jenkins, a native of
Floydada, Tex., was the director of training here for more than a year
during the field's infancy. He left here early last Spring to head
the new central instructors' school at Buckingham Field, Fort Myers,
Fla., and later became commanding officer of the field.
Col. Spivey, whose nephew is CWO Daniel S. Howell, assistant post
adjutant here, is from Whaleville, Va. In 1941 he was assigned the
task of planning and organizing the fixed gunnery school at Eglin
Field, Fla. In 1942 the colonel was appointed project officer of the
new flexible gunnery school at Fort Myers, and upon its completion,
became the commanding officer of the school. In March, 1943, he was
assigned to Maxwell Field as Chief of Staff, A-3.


This week's Tyndall Field Radio
playhouse broadcast is scheduled
to be one of the finest yet pro-
duced by the local group. "This
precious Freedom," written by
Arch Oboler, one of America's
best-known radio writers, is the
title of Wednesday evening's pre-
The play, an example of the
tension so ably controlled by
the active pen of Mr. Oboler, was
highly touted upon its initial
NBC broadcast a few years ago,
and was awarded several high hon-
ors as 'The Radio play of the
Imaginative in scope, the drama
leads the listener into a maze of
complexities confronted by the
innocent American citizen faced
with the possible invasion of our
land by the Nazi powers.
Featured in the cast will be
Ist/Sgt. Al Nelson, S/Sgt. Arnold
Milgaten, Sgts. Saul Samiof, Mor-
ris Lieberman, Wilfred Crofts,
Art Mizzoula; Pvts. Judd Hubert,'
Bob Glenn, and Charles Duin. The
Wac members of the group will
handle the sound effects, and
direction by S/8gt. Steve Libby.



Third War Loan

More than five h idred instruc-
tors and their friends were pre-
sent at the Rec Hall last night
at the first dance to be sponsor-
ed by the newly organized in-
structors' club.
Special guests of the evening
were Lt. Col. Jack L. Randolph
director of training; Major Dan-
iel Morse, administrative in-
speetor; and Maj or and Mrs. Har-
rison Johnston. The Major is
the student colandant.
Col. Randolph, who was pre-
vailed upon for a brief message,
expressed pleasure at the en-
thasias shown by the 'enlisted
mae of the department of training
in their new organization and
felt confident that the benefits
derived from exchanging and dis-
cussing ideas for training im-
provements will undoubtedly re-
sult in a higher morale amongst
the instructors and their stu-

Tyndall's five-an gunnery team
from Squadron E left here yester-
day by plane for Harlingen, Tex.,
where they will compete today and
tomorrow against teams represent-
ing the nation's five other flex-
ible gunnery schools.
Lt. Col. William Eadea, assist-
ant director of training and
T/8gt. W.J. Mikoda, coach, are
accompanying the team
The shoot at Harlingen today is
the third such to be held since
the competition was first in-
stituted last July. Tyndall Field
was te sesne iiZof the TiitiEi shoot,
while Kingman Field, Ariz., was
the site of the met last month.


Symbolic of the' close co-
bperation between, the Fighting
trench and the Anglo-American
military forces is the program
pf training French aerial gun-
ners in AAF training schools
throughout the United States.
On our front cover this week
is a scene at the graduation
exercises of Squadron E, held
last Tuesday. Sgt. William L.
loggle of the AAF accepts and
returns congratulations from a
private of the French Air Force.
Both are proudly displaying
their'newly won gunner's wings
with the stars and stripes of
the United States and the tri-
color of France as an appro-
priate background.
The photograph was taken by
Sgt. Dan Levinson of the post
Photo Section.


3:00 P.M. Baseball: Tornadoes
vs. Navy.
7:00 P.M. M9vies at Station
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving

'10:0 A.M. Colored Troopoe Track
Field Meet.
12:45 P.M. Music Hour at Post
Theater. outstanding works of
great composers. sgt. Reinitz
2:00 P.M. Baseball: Tornadoes
vs. Navy.
12:30 P.M. Board of Governors
of Instructors Club Meeting at
Post Library.
12:30 P.M. Squadron A&R Re-
presentatives Meeting.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. Information Tease
Contest at Rec Hall. 348th vs.
349th. Added Attraction: In--
terview with soldier returned
from combat.
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
5:30 P.M. Regularl- scheduled
volley bail games.
8:00 P.M. Weekly dance at USD.
T/F Band broadcast over WDLP.
12:30 P.M. Special Service Won-
CoB Meeting at post Library.
7:00 P.M. Weekly Variety Show
at Receiving pool.
7:30 P.M. WDLP broadcast of
Tyndall news.
8:30 P.M. Radio broadcast over
WDLP. T/F Radio playhouse pre-
sents- *This precious Freedom.'
6:30 P.M. Radio Workshop Period.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly GI
dance at Rec Hall. T/F Band
broadcast over WDLP.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly color-
ed OI dance at colored IFc Hall.
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
5:30 P.M. Regularly scheduled
.volley ball gae4.

SeDtember 11. 394~


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Resembling one of R.H. Macy's
famous whitee Sales," the natives
of Reggio Calabria in the tip of
the Italian toe, demonstrated
their unconditional approval of
the Allies demand for uncon-
ditional surrender. Every roof
showed white, and it seemed as
tho the housewives had saved
their clean sheets for the occa-
sion. O September 3, as British
war vessels steamed up to within
a half mile of the town the
tars could plainly see Guiseppe's
best Sunday shirt, flapping its
white arms in a gesture of wel-
come to the United Kingdom's
fighting men.

The Balkans, hot spot ofEurope,
continue to sputter. Fear of in-
minent Allied landings is keeping
Axis blood pressure way up in the
stratosphere. In an effort to
lengthen the rope that is slowly
garroting German domination over
the powder-keg of Europe, the
Nazi puppetmen, pulled hard on
the string that controlled the
movements of Dr. Anton pavelic,
Croatian puppet. For as long as
it suits his masters, Nicola Man-
die will hereon Jiggle from the
end of the string that once held

Acting with the wisdom of the
Solomons, hard bitten Australian
troops commanded by General Mac-
Arthur, have crossed Huon Gulf,
east of Lae, New Guinea. Japs in
the Lae-Salamaua sector are now
virtually isolated and their
chances of escape are not worth
an old farthing, to say nothing
of a New Guinea.

In Russia, the Germans having
burned their bridges behind them,
are now burning their cities as
well. The Nazi arsonists, with
the Reichstag already to their
credit, are lending their talents
to the scene of Stalino, key city
to Axis holdings in the Donets.
The Reds have hit upon a simple
method of gutting fires. They
deliberately invert 'the contents
of the Donets Basin (German sol-
diers), with highly accurate
artillery concentrations, thus
allowing the blood of freshly
killed Nazis to freely run over
the fires.
-Pft. E.T. Delbyck

Japs Send Back Scrap
-As Shrapnel
Clinton, Ia. (CNS) -The Japs
are giving us bAck all that scrap
metal we sent to them before the
Sar-as shrapnel--according to
t. Col. W. J. Carrington, chief
of the surgical service at Schick
General hospital here.
"In our surgery," said Col. Car-
rington, "we often find shrapnel
in which we can identify pieces
of American razor blades and pop
bottle caps."


By Cpl. Sam Marotta
Eight more dogs valued at $500
apiece arrived recently at Tyn-
fall Field to act as super-de-
tectors for the regular Guard
Mount of the Guard Squadron.
These dogs, once pets of civ-
ilians, have a bite pressure of
400 lbs. and are capable of tear-
ing an intruder to shreds on the
comand of "Go get 'e. "
Twelve men besides the school
trained men, are assigned to work
with the 12 dogs working seven
days a week, on a six hour shift.
Incidentally these canines re-
cognize no one as friends except
their own ai- ers.
The *Wags" are carried on the
payrolls for quarters and rations
and are definitely soldiers, not
Their quarters are under con-
struction and when completed each
dog will have a house in addition
to a hospital adjacent to the
These Growling Guards are of an
assorted breed. Two are airdales,
followed by a collie, a husky, a
shepherd, and a chow. The rest
are good mixed breeds.
All are rugged and tough They
have undergone a rigorous course
of training with their trainers
at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, and
have learned to maul and knock
down victims by throwing their
full weight like would-be tack-
The canines are gifted with a
keen hearing and sense of smell,
and can detect or smell a person
three hundred yards away on a
pitch black night and that's more
than a hbamn can do unless he was
born in the jungle.
At the coamands of "Lie down,
heel, or sit" these canny canines
readily respond. They also can
perform flanking movements of a
march like a crack platoon of
The three men in charge of these
K-9's, Cpl. R. Turner, and Pvts.
E.M. Serdziak, and 0.A. Garrlott,
have had special training in an
eight weeks course that taught
them first aid, dog psychology,
kennel care, grooming and exer-
As instructors, these men are
doing a fine job of teaching the
other twelve men the art of hand-
ling dogs.
All of the trainers have the
same bit of advice to their men:
'Never strike or kick a dog or
all Hades will break loose on
you, and last but not least do
not tease a dog, for if the dog
does not tear your arm off, WE

Pittsburgh Girl Becomes
Real 'Dirty' Gertie
North Africa (CNS)-The cur-
vacious Nazi propagandist known
as Gertie from Berlin who has
been beaming radio programs
from Germany to North Africa
is really Gertrude Hahn, a former
resident of Pittsburgh, who
moved to Germany in 1938 to do
propaganda work.



This week's favorite photo is the entry of Sgt. Dan Levinson
of the Post Photo Section. In the picture above, Dan has been
.up to his usual tricks with trick photography. He reduced a
snapshot of his girl friend (Natalie Licker, now his wife) and
placed it over his palm in a photograph of himself and then
took a picture of the superimposition with the above result.
Dan's most gruesome venture into the field of trick photog-
raphy is his shot of himself decapitated and holding his
head tucked under his arm; for humor, there is a picture of
Dan Levinson the instructor, Dan Levinson the student and Dan
Levinson the spectator all in one shot.
Although Scranton, Pa., is the sergeant's home town, he has
spent most of his recent years in north Jersey. He entered
the Army in October, '41, and arrived at Tyndall in January,
'42, via Jefferson Barracks. He completed the basic AAF photo
course at Lowry Field and also has attended the camera repair
school in Long Island, N.Y.
Prior to entering the Army, Dan was employed by a drug firm.
During his three years at penn State, where he majored in
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, ne was a member of the
varsity football and basketball squads.
In addition to above mentioned talents he is also proficient
as an artist and a vocalist.
Right now, Dan is looking forward to the arrival of his re-
cent bride from the backwoods of Paterson, N.J., home cooked
meals and struggles with the ration board.

(As of August 31, 1943)
Latest figures on percentages of participation in Na-
tional Service Life Insurance by squadrons as released
by the Insurance Office reveal three organizations tied
for the lead with loo%, as compared with two iqo% units
in figures released for the'month of July. Newcomer to
the loo% division is the Finance Detachment.


I- 30th Avn. Sqdn.
2- 25th Alt. Tng. Unit
3- Finance
4- 350th School Sqdn.
5- 39th F.G.T.G.
6- 446th School Sqdn.
7- 69th Base Sqdn.
8- 915th Apalachicola
9- 965th QM Co.
10- 40th F.G.T.G.
II- 2062nd Ordnance Co.
12- 344th School Sqdn.
13- 349th School Sqdn.
I4- 932nd Guard Sqdn.
15- Med ical
16- 4th Weather
17- 856th Signal Co.
18- 348th School Sqdn.
19- 308th AAF Band
20- 907th QM Co.
21- 4th Communications
22- 1003 QM Boat

23- Officers

95. 1
93. 1



I- 39th F.G.T.G.
2- 4th Weather
3- 30th Avn. Sqdn.
4- 40th F.G.T.G.
5- 446th School Sqdn.
6- 856th Signal Co.
7- 1003 QM Boat
8- 349th School Sqdn.
9- 69th Base Sqdn.
10- Finance
II- 348th School Sqdn.
12- 915th Apalachicola
13- 344th School Sqdn.
14- 350th School Sqdn.
15- Medical
16- 25th Alt. Tng. Unit
17- 2062nd Ordnance Co.
18- 4th Communications
19- 965th QM Co.
20- 907th QM Co.
21- 308th AAF Band
22- 932nd Guard Sqdn.

23- Officers



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Greetings, Gates...Let's coagulatel...Scoop! Tis rumored that
27 more WACs arrived today...More GI gals to date, guys...Pfc.
Judd Hubert, interpreter par excellence, may get a CDD...And go
to Washington, he says, for a government job. Whattya call bein'
a GI, Buddy?...Speaking of CDD's, Cpl. Freddie MacKenzie, Billeting
Clerk and star salesman, is sweating his out, too.
Hats off of the week go to the hale and hearty he-man wpo does
terrific things with his carcass...Name's Joe Morales, he's a S/Sgt,
PT Instructor, and possessor of a bigger like Atlas...Another PT
man, Sgt. Dick Merris, is awaiting the arrival of his missus...He
expects her to arrive from hometown Durham, N.C. about the seven-
teenth...pfc. Irv Stabinski left Thursday for ASTP...NO more coaching
from the sidelines, eh, bud?
The perfect Crime: The man who set a "How To Win Friends and
Influence People" on the desk of the CO...What a noive!...Four-
second observation: What two can live as cheaply as one on isn't
half enough to have any fun on...So sayeth the soothsayer...Seen
on the Victory Roof last Saturday eve: Wac Cpl. Kay Courtenay, with
pvt. Herman Howell; S/Sgt. and Mrs. Sid Albert; Cpl. Stitt and his
bride...Also numerous other GI's we didn't recognize.
Ist/sgt. JohnnJe Heldema still sweatin' out the twelfth...With
Wynelle he will then hike the last mile...Smile of happiness: S/Sgt.
Jimmie Willis arid his wife Muriel finally arriving in Cove Gardens...
painting furniture and such, we believe, at this time...Col. Strana-
than arrived this week only to go 'way again...our CO sure does get
around!...over In Squadron C, there's a tune what's popular: "Night
and Day"...Cpl. Day played Sax in a well-known philly orchestra; in
the same flight Is Cpl. Knight he's quite a musician, too, and you
should hear Knight and Day's rendition of "Night and Day."
Cpl. Herman Lindsey says he wouldn't sell his cow...He's proriteer-
ing on the side, what with milk prices what they arel...Always
active at the weekly GI brawls at the Rec Hall are Sgt. Harrel Du-
Rant, and his gal-pal Doris...She's that veddy blonde gal wif the
blbe blue eyes...Cpl. Lawrence Stein, of the band, imitating Amos
on the Thursday night radio show...By courtesy of Burpsodent tooth-
paste, no doubt...W/O Missal of the Band has a'grand idea, to be
announced later.
And now we must leave, but before saying so long, here's a thought;
to remember: Many a rural romance has started off with a gallon of
corn, and ended with a full crib.


The following letter was received by Miss Grace Woodham, parachute
packer at Tyndall's Sub-Depot:

'Dear Friend Grace Woodham,

Let me first mention my deep
appreciation for your flawless
workmanship in packing th, para-
chute that saved my life.' There
are no words to express my sin-
cere gratitude so I'll go on with
an account of the jump.
We left Tyndall on August 4th
in an AT-6 and had an eventful
trip from Tyndall to Cincinnati,
Ohio, stopping twice en route to
refuel. Shortly after we left
Cincinnati for pittsburgh, we hit
bad storms and became lost. We
flew for about four hours trying
to find a field in the storms and
darkness, but to no avail. Just
before 11:30 P.M. we were about
out of gas so the pilot pulled up
to 4000 feet and have me instruc-
tions on how to jump and land.
When he blew the horn I jumped.
After clearing the ship and
feeling my.body turn in mid-air,
I pulled the ripcord and spent
the longest three seconds of my
life waiting for the jolt which
came when my head was down. The
straps cut and bruised my shoul-
ders, but I have no complaint to
make. on'my way down I could
hear the motor of the plane going
off Into the darkness and I look-
ed up at the chute and believe me
It looked good. It seemed huge
and I could see the 'pilot chute's'

shadow, or I should say silhou-
ette, blowing back and forth, al-
though there was very little wind.
Only once did I feel the chute
being carried by the wind, and
then only for a split second.
All of a sudden, when I thought
that I was still quite high, I
saw the tree tops. I was relaxed
and rolled over as I hit the
ground, scratching my face and
twisting my knee, although I
didn' t feel it at the time.
The chute was spread out before
me in the small clearing in the
thickly wooded West Virginia moun-
tains. I bundled it up, put it
under my arm and walked to a hill-
top where there seemed to be no
visible signs of life. I curled
up In the chute to keep warm, but
spent a long cold night.
At daylight I found my way out
of the woods . After a
routine check up in the hospital
.I flew to Washington in another
AT-6 and honestly believe that I
wouldn't mind another jump but
in the daytime the next time.
And by the way, will you please
pack my chute?
I'll close now with many, many
thanks. I wish that I could re-
pay you in some way.
pfc. Herbert O'Dell
Link Trainer Dept.
Tyndall Field, Fla.'


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Members of the 907th Quartermaster Detachment's Boat Company
at Tyndall Field are shown above with their'latest catch, an
alligator which measured almost nine feet in length. Members
of the Boat Company, who make their headquarters near the West
Gate, landed the big 'gator on a heavy line and a short length
of chain with a shark hook attached. They used a piece of beef
for bait and set the line in the bayou near the boat dock.
Ist/Sgt. Rupert Mills says the boys plan to make a furlough
traveling bag obt of their latest catch. They have landed four
'gators thus far since starting their "big time" fishing.

Finance Fanfare

Best news of the week in our de-
tachment should merit a big head-
line but we'll depend upon the sports
editor to report on that homer poled
by T/Sgt. Herb Anderson on the
fourth instant. We can, however,
spin a little yarn the sports section
wouldn't know about. Anderson re-
trieved the ball he had slugged,
brought it to the shower and, em-
ploying twist-arm tactics, managed
to get a few autographs on the pill.
S/Sgt. Kelley wrote: "I saw it but
don't believe it!"
Our outdoor basketball court, lo-
cated in the rear of barracks, receiv-
ed a manicure and face-lift the other
day. A couple of our dribblers turn-
ed their 'ankles in chug-holes just
prior to the improvements.
Sgt. Gordon Tucker reports a
sprained ankle suffered while strol-
ling on Harrison Avenue last Sun-
day. How a fellow can play around
a seven-story roof garden on Satur-
day and never get hurt. You never
know, do you?
Best sign on our office wall: "The
Difficult We Do-At Once The Im-
possible Will Take a Little Longer."
Heard in our shower: (to tune of
"I Only Want a Buddy") "I only
want a discharge not a transfer
Transfers only make you blue,"
by Sgt. Joe Fohner.
Outside of that, gentle reader, we
are doing our level best to keep out
of the Snafus.
-Sgt. E. P. O'Hearn.

Maintenance Hangar

This is the initial column for the
Production Line Maintenance Han-
gar, the backbone of the line ..
To the spolts-minded fans, we would
like to recommend S/Sgts. Guidry
and Ross as catcher and second base-
man on the basis of their perform-
ances at Pelican Park a few weeks
ago Many of the men are at-
tending pre-flight school. While the
cat's away, the mice will play .
The female population of Belmont,
Mass.,. are urged to be indoors at 7
o'clock. Sgt. C. Casey is due back
the first of September.
Congratulations to Sgts. Coleman
and Stanley on their marriages. At
least Coleman came right out and
told everyone. Maybe Ava Gardner
is broken-hearted now, or ain't you
talking, Porky? .. If they had
their way, T/Sgt. Ohmstede and
S/Sgt. Dippre would tell somebody
to take a certain B-34 and !
T/Sgt. Ray Jeske, after perform-
ing 500 sit-ups, claims he got in
practice sitting up nights when the
baby howled. We are all glad to
see DeBerry make corporal. Guidry
had him acting corporal long
enough.... It's tough that Gainey's
boy Casey didn't make something.
No more convoys either. Del Ponte
ought to like that .Provisions are
being made for wing lights to be lit
at night so Bob Clear won't be fall-
ing off wings. Then agan, maybe
the lights would keep him awake.
-S/Sgt. Ed. Strong.


Move it over, move it over, move
it way over there, there is another
dirt load coming down the road -
after Coppa and Dobash evened it
over the area we may get a little
grass to grow on those sore spots.
The boys should be returning from
school this week and it will be fun
listening to their tales of fun, frolic
and woe. Saw Sgt. Coleman at the
show in town the other night with a
qute trick. Now he can say, "Oh,
that was my wife." Nice going, Cole-
He flies through the air with the
greatest of ease not the man on
the flying trapeze but the fellows
learning Ju-Jitsu and wrestling.
There were cries from "Gawd, where
is my upper plate" to "Somebody

snap my leg back in place." Most of
the fellows enjoyed learning the fine
points of wrestling and Ju-Jitsu and
are only waiting for the opportune
moment to try the holds on a un-
suspecting soul. A phonograph would
come in handy the way that some
of the boys were "waltzing" around.
Seems that Pvt. Coppa and 1st Sgt.
Heidema have a feud on the volley
ball courts. Still haven't figured out
who is getting the best of it.
Tishman left us as "coke" tender
and is learning things in school. Miss
his cheery smile and he was never
complaining. S/Sgt. Ragland in-
formed us that his hay fever was
acting up again, but then week-ends
will do that to a person.

September 11, 1943


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Notice the broad smile on Pfc. Don-
ald Narasky lately? Could it be that
the Mrs. is expecting a blessed event
later on this month?
Hope that S/Sgts. Sapp and Steele
and Sgts. Kenefsky and Green enjoy
their furloughs. All four left last
Monday afternoon and were glad to
be able to get back to their home
Looks like the Squadron is going
to lose one of their barracks chiefs.
S/Sgt. Steele has finally, found him-
self an apartment in town and ex-
pects to bring his better half back
with him when he returns from his
furlough. We are all for you. Beau-
ford, so don't disappoint us.
Look out "Slippery" Benz, one of
the students is crowding your nomi-
nation for the leading wolf of the
squadron. I'm speaking of "Hot
Lips" Brody who is currently dating
a defense worker from the Wain-
wright Ship Yard. Better watch your
step, "Slip."
Maybe our own Cpl. Nick Amad-
dio is finally reforming. A certain
little blonde, who he is interested in,
has made him promise to stop get-
ting slightly enebriated whenever he
goes to town. Better watch your
step, Nick, because your little heart-
throb back home may get wind of all
of this. "ROSALIE" certainly can
get angry.
Looks like our own Sgt. Calvanezi
gets all the good breaks around the
squadron. From now on he has no
use for a WAAC. The other day,
when the new truckload of WAAC's
arrived at Tyndall Field, his stu
dents coming in from the Malfunc-
tion Range got so excited that the3f
stood up in the truck and started
waving at them. This was all right
but the M. P.'s didn't think so be
cause they made the Sgt. unload his
truck at the gate and march the men
out to the tower range. Some hike?
If you doubt my word ask Sgt. Cal-
vanezi as he is still moaning about
Hope the students will co-operate
a little more and give us some of
their dirt.
--Sgt. John Salvatori.

Squadron A

T/Sat. A.J. Mercer threatened
to pull his. rank on your reporter
if any more 'cracks' appeared
about his in this column. Tch,
Tch. Sgt. Mercer, you really
wouldn't. would you?
We haven't heard from Sgt.
Baker at C.I.S. so we presume he
arrived safe and sound.
We have a new mail orderly now
andthe job's kinds toughI Be
patient, fellows, the ma4l always
comes through.
Sgt. Ira Solomon was the sub-
ject in a recent demonstration of
Military Courtesy given by *Lt.
Flowers. Solomon's new nick
nme: 'Highball.'
Waller Trainer Dept. opened up
last Monday with a call for
console instructors. SgtL. Pratt
and Vaught.answered. Now a rumor
is going around that 30 Wacs are
going to work there also.
Men, you'll notice that student
news i missing. Anything (print.
able) that can be used should be
turned into the squadron clerk.
-*S/gt. 1iA. Pratt, Jr.

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Squadron F

The big event of the past week
was the new addition to the Willcut
family. Her name is Nadine and
she weighed 71,; pounds at birth.
We've certainly been sweating her
out, haven't we, Sarge? Cigars were
promptly distributed. It was a hap-
py day for Sgt. Willcut and also for
Cpl. Delaney on account of the ci-
If you've wondered where Cpl. Ba-
der, our supply clerk, has beer
spending his evenings, we'll tell you.
He has a young lady visitor from
Ohio down to see him, and you fig-
ure the rest out for yourself.
S/Sgt. Mayone recently arrived
from Manhattan where he spent his
furlough. "Skippy" looks in good
shape and raring to go. Needless to
say a furlough works wonders with
the lads, and news of a newly won
rocker helps things, too.
Sgt. Hodge and Cpl. Mangum, of
the Department of Training, are
"sweating out" the chance to fire
several hundred rounds in the air
to air firing. Seems that the per-
manent party will be given an oppor-
tunity to learn various phases of the
gunnery school which they deal with,

but have never actually experienced
This is a good opportunity to leave
the stuffiness of the offices for a lit-
tle bit of recreation.
With all these new arm insignias,
designating the various duties of sol-
diers, such as armorer, photographer,
mechanic, specialist, etc., making the
rounds. Cpl. La Chance is toying
with the idea of designing an insig-
nia for clerks featuring a pen and
pencil, and a typewriter or adding
Pfc. Louis A. Eimer has been des-
ignated as the Gunner of the Week
in the current issue of the Target.
Every one of the gunners of the
week so far have been strictly on
the ball and shining examples of
what a good gunner and soldier
should do.
Well, fellows, this is it. In a cou-
ple of days you will be graduated and
shipped to all parts of the country to
train as combat crews. We've had
glowing reports from our former
graduates who a-e getting plenty of
action over there. We hope you all
get there in time to SLAP A JAP or
GUN A HUN. Good luck, men, and
shoot straight.


Those' two she had
Really caught my eyes,
They seemed to stand out
Though the usual size,
Brother, I tell you
They really looked nice!
I could' t help
From looking twice.
I g~zed on them
With great desire,
In my hungry eyes
There burned a fire...
She was a Wac-
I'm a private, you see,
And her Corporal stripes
Looked good to me!
-St. S. Friedman.
Medical Department.


"Out with the old, and in with the
new," as the old saying goes. "Big-
ger and better ones," is another time
worn phrase that best describes
Squadron E's new class! Anyhow,
welcome students, we hope you have
a very interesting time while you
are here. In case you fellows have
not been told before as we presume
you have, this course is designed to
acquaint you with the latest combat
conditions, and should be taken in
earnest. Aerial gunnery is still in
its experimental stage and deserves
your full cooperation at all times.
Your instructors will appreciate this
co-operation and you, in turn, will
benefit from it!
From the serious into the sublime
. Cpl. Razook, a former resident
of Skunk Hollow College, misses his
siestas that he so fortunately ex-
perienced here-so he says!
Looking through yon key hole
-the 35th Division of the Artillery
is well represented, alias the "Yoo
Hoo" Division in Arkansas, the
"Drunkin' 35ths", the "Wolves of the
35th," and the "Hollywood Com-
mandos" in California. They hope
to be called "Aerial Gunners" short-
If anyone is interested in devel-
oping his talents along the line of
"gold-bricking", we have been con-
fidentially advised by a certain grad-
uate from Skunk Hollow College,
that they have an excellent course
there! "Something new has ueen
added" but definitely, when a few of
the boys went over the obstacle
course without being told!
The diplomat from Skunk Hollow, J.
B. Greenwood, has acquainted his
policies with the Mess Hall! He
couldn't have picked a better place,
I'm thinking Who is the comely
lad that hangs "Petty Drawings" at
the foot of his bed every night?
B. M. Kennedy, an up and coming
"B-noser," has already established
himself in the supply room with ob-
taining the job of handing out those
yellow cards that students must have
on their beds .Does anyone know*
whether Miller has heard from Miss
Taylor yet? .Mackart hasn't giv-
en up yet he's still looking for
statistics on Texas!
-S/Sgt. John Ignasiak,
--Cpl. Eric Vodicka.



Daro R

On September 3, 1943, the
fourth anniversary of the en- CM
try of France and Great Bri-
tain into this war, the Ital-
ian government bowed to the ALLIED AIR FORCES
unconditional surrender terms MOBILE KITCHEN UNIT
laid down by the United Na- KITCHE UN
It was an appropriate end
of a campaign for the nation
which stabbed falling France
in the back.
It may result in the Italian
soldiers once again fighting
beside the English and the
Americans against Germany, as,
they did in World War I. .
The surrender came with a- ...
suddenness which made it al- -
most unbelievable, even though-
,the abdication of Mussolini
had clearly indicated that
such an endwas certain to come
It placed the Allies in a
position where they can easily
strike across the Adriatic
to help the daring guerrilla
Yugoslav patriot army. It
left Naxi forces in occupied
Greece facing the danger of
being pinched off from their
homeland. The Balkans are now
squeezed between the Anglo-
American forces on one side
and the advancing Russians on
the other.
The Allies now have fine ports into which men can be poured
for the final land assault, and air bases closer to the heart
of Germany. The invasion road through the, Balkans and up the
Danube is almost ready for use, if needed.
Psychologically, Italy's surrender cannot help but have dis-
astrous effects upon Hitler's satellite nations which jump-
jed onto his bandwagon when Naziism appeared to be on the road
to world conquest.

Italian representatives of Marshall Badoglio surrendered to
the Allies in Sicily. But the surrender was not announced
until five days later.
This delay in putting a military armistice into effect gave
the Allies time to send their forces into positions where they
could quickly move into the conquered land and prevent to a
large extent German actions against the Italians.
British and Canadian troops moved across Messina Strait ind
occupied the toe of Italy, with little opposition, on the very
day that the surrender took place.
The Americans quietly moved up to positions along the Italian
coast. Then, with his troops ready to swoop in, General Eisen-
hower granted a military armistice, the Italians laid down
their arms, and Allied troops quickly began to occupy the
The Germans fought back, and there were many reports of con-
flict between the Italians and the Germans. But the Allies
had the advantage. Naples appeared about to fall to our forces.
The Germans were reported to have seized control in Rome.

Toulon, the once-great French naval bLse, where a major part
of the French fleet now lies scuttled in the harbor, and Mar-
seilles, Mediterranean port, are now not far from the advancing
Allied forces. If they should be captured, it would give the
Allies a chance to strike through southern France, northward
up the Rhone Valley.
Meanwhile, the aerial pounding of northern France and Germany
continued. Air fields and railroad facilities received major


attention--a possible indication that the Allies were trying to
break down the communication lines which bolster the defenses
which have barred so far a landing in I ance.

The Allies will find a lot of work to do in Italy. The U.S.
Army Air Force has done a good jobof softening up the Italians.
Railroad facilities in Italy have been pounded so heavily that
it undoubtedly will require tremendous efforts to put them
back into use.

Berlin is the youngest of Europe's major capitals. In the
14th century it was a small village. It has been occupied by
invading armies three times, and was virtually wiped out by
both the Swedes and the Russians as late as the 17th century.
As a result of its youth and of the rebuilding which was
necessary after enemy attacks, the German capital is modern.
Its streets are wide, its buildings comparatively new. .It has
none of the Gothic cathedrals or other ancient structures which
adorn most European cities.
Berlin apparently is going to retain its youthful appearance,
thanks to the Royal Air Force. Berlin is being "Hamburged."
It will take a lot of rebuilding to make it a livable city
again after the RAF's big Wellingtons and Lancasters and Hali-
faxes get through with their constant blockbuster attacks.
From Berlin this week came reports which sounded worse than
those which came from London during the height of the blitz in
in the fall of 1940.
Berlin newspapers reported that most of the capital had no
gas to cook with and that emergency field Idtchens had been set
up. Numerous amusement places were listed as victims of heavy
bomber raids. Several government agencies have moved to safer
territory. Millions of Berliners have fled to the country to
escape the falling bombs. City communications have been badly
During the "Battle of London," there was a saying, "London
Can Take It." It now remains to be seen whether "Berlin Can
Can Take It."






I AM Jewish, and perhaps that should be a
sufficient answer for me. However, as I pause
to reflect upon what I am fighting for, I realize
that the eradication of Hitler and the termination
of these modern Jewish pogroms and scourges
make up only a minor part of the whole objective
that caused me to volunteer for Army service. It
is an emotion that is difficult to put into words, but
perhaps telling about some of the concrete things
that give rise to this abstract emotion will convey
my idea of what I am fighting for.
My present surroundings and what I am doing
are indicative: Although, as stated, I am of
Hebrew faith, I am sitting in what is usually re-
garded as a Christian chapel [there is another
chapel reserved for Jewish services, but this one is
closer to my barracks] reading Protestant religious
literature-and thus came upon The' Link. More-
over, upon reading of this contest, I felt no hesi-
tancy in sending in my ideas. This is a very com-
forting and warming thought-that I, a Jew, can
in this wonderful country enter a Protestant chapel
or a Protestant contest without feeling there is
anything wrong or amiss.
Some time ago I moved to Washington, D.C.
I enjoyed playing handball and, therefore, inves-
tigated the playing facilities available. I found
that the Y. M. C. A. was most convenient and,
consequently, I joined. After a while Randy
Myers, secretary of the Y, asked me to join the
membership committee and help recruit members.
I'm afraid non-Jews can't, appreciate the feeling
that I had-not of pride in being asked to be on a
committee but in feeling that Jews were really
welcome at a Christian association, and that I was
being asked to go out and recruit them. There
was, however, no attempt to convert Jewish mem-
bers to a new religion-our own religious views
were greatly respected.
All the foregoing could, of course, be summed up
under the heading Religious Tolerance and Free-
dom, but it is these concrete expressions of it that
I am fighting for.
Am I, then, entirely selfish in my personal war
aims? I don't think so. I am very proud of my
country's treatment of conscientious objectors.
I don't want them to have to fight. One of the
things I am fighting for is their right not to bear
arms if, for religious reasons, they feel impelled to

Pvt. Albert B. Gerber.

object. Or take the saluting of our flag. I am
proud to salute it. But members of the Jehovah's
Witnesses sect feel that they cannot, in good faith
with God, salute a mundane emblem. The Supreme
Court has ruled that they need not. I am fighting
for their right not to salute the flag.
Of course, I am fighting for more than religious
freedom. I want to see economic freedom for all.
I don't mean this in the old-fashioned sense of the
right to open a grocery store on a street corner.
I am talking about unemployment compensation,
old-age benefits, really public education-including
university and professional training-and all the
other things that will be necessary to give the in-
dividual economic security in this complex society.
I don't feel that we accomplished it in the past,
but I am fighting for our right to achieve it, and
my faith that it will be achieved in the future.
To attain this goal, we shall need to preserve
and enlarge another factor in the way of life that
I am fighting for-often referred to as freedom of
speech, but really, today, freedom to communicate
thoughts and ideas. Men who have ideas on how
to construct economic security or freedom from
want for all must have the right to explain their
ideas, to write about them, to broadcast them on
the radio. Even if the idea is obviously unwork-
able-if this can ever really be so when we pause
to think how society reacted to the ideas of Robert
Fulton, the Wright brothers, Thomas Edison, and
so on-we must allow its expression, if only so that
the dignity of the man who gave birth to the idea
should not be impaired.
In other words, I am fighting for a progressive,
humane American way of life-not the American
way of'life referred to by nostalgic reactionaries
who want to go back to the status quo of ante 1929.
I am fighting so that our river of democracy may
roll on and wash away in its current more intol-
erances, more discrimination and more inequities
and iniquities. And someday I pray to God that our
river of democracy shall reach the sea and join with
similar rivers of other nations, so that this country,
which I love so dearly, and all countries will be
bathed always in the waters of common decency.

The Special Service Office is desirous of contacting
officers on this field who have had combat experience.
have seen action are asked to leave their names at the
Office or telephone #3244.

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Long Separated, Tyndall Employe Hopes The Flaming Bomb

To Bring Wife, Daughter From Sicily


Frank Campisl, Italian-born
foreman of Tyndall's Sub-Depot
woodshop, was forced to flee his
native country 21 years ago,
leaving his wife and baby daughter
behind. Today he is happy at the
prospect of seeing them again now
that the American flag is flying
over his native soil of Avola,
Sicily, where his wife and daugh-
ter are living.
Frank had to leave Avola in
1921 because he saw the inherent
danger of Mussolini's fascism.
He took an active part in the
Social Democratic party which was
made of anti-Fascists. When he
realized that he must flee his
sunny country or be thrown into

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prison, he decided to slip away
and come to America and later
send for his family. FRANK CAMPISI
In America, Frank settled in Boston, learned the English language,
became an American citizen, and soon was able to send for his little
family. To his sorrow, he learned that they could not leave Sicily
because Maria (his wife) would not divulge his whereabouts, since she
eared for his safety.....
Time passed, and with each passing year, Frank hoped somehow to get
Maria and daughter to America, but was unsuccessful. Then came the
war and even their letters back and forth ceased. And Frank, through
the efforts of the Red Cross, tried time and again to get word through,
but in vain. Meanwhile, the War Department saw fit to send Frank to
Tyndall Field in the early part of 1942 to take charge of the wood-
working shop.
imagine, if you can, the intense joy he experienced when the yanks
and the British landed in his native Sicily. Very carefully he fol-
lowed the progress of the Allied campaign on a huge wall map which he
put up in the woodshop. WhenAvola fell to the Allies, his joy knew no
bounds and through the Red Cross he again attempted to contact his
loved ones. And finally, six weeks ago, Frank cried with sheer hap-
piness when the Red Cross notified him that a message from Mrs. Cam-
pisl had come throughr-his first letter in two and one half years.
Her message revealed that she and their daughter were well. It was
like bringing the dead back to life.
Only one event can make a perfect ending for this 21 years of
tragic separation -- reunion with Mrs. Campisi and his beautiful
daughter whom Frank last saw when only a baby Deep within his
heart, Frank knows that that happy day is not far off, when his little
family will be united with him under the American flag in the land
of the four freedoms.

News From Your Own Home Town

Clinton, Tenn. (CNS)-A fight
that started over who would
dance with a gal caused the
death of Paul Butler, 32, and the
arrest of Clyde Strunk, 29. Both
were married but not to the gal.

Dallas, Tex. (CNS)-A local
resident was granted a divorce
here after he testified that his
wife let air out of the tires of his
car every morning "so I would be
late for work."

Newark, N. J. (CNS) -Two
New York policemen, hot on the
trail of some "hot" horse meat,
wound up in the cooler here
when they wouldn't tell a New-
ark cop who they were. The big
city flatfeet, who were picked up
while shadowing a couple of
Jersey horse meat dealers, were
searched at the local pokey and
released', when their identifica-
tion badges showed who they

To those men who aren't aware of
it, the symbol of the Ordnance is a
flaming bomb. With fingers cross-
ed, we break tradition and changed
"Ordnotes" to the above title. Fel-
lows, does it meet with your okay?
The entire Ordnance wishes to ex-
tend a fond farewell to Lt. Glisson
who is leaving this week. He ex-
pects to further his technical educa-
tion by attending another school.
Taking his place as Detachment Com-
mander is Captain Kenneth G. Em-
ery, Post Ordnance officer.
As an extra treat our organiza-
tion out-thought the Guard Squad-
ron last Monday night on the In-
formation Tease program. S/Sgt.
Ponzio was the mental wizard who
brought in most of the points. Ques-
tions about little old New York where
a pushover for him A hearty
handshake to the men that reached
a higher rank this month. "Scizzors"
were extremely busy sniping off the
"T" from under sergeant and cor-
poral stripes.
DEPT. Why did "Pencil Pusher"
Pfc. S. call up every Panama City
female whose last name ended in
Jones? Because he forgot her first
name. The windup of it was that
he took out some .other babe also
named Jones! Why does Sgt. D.
Stephens mention his liking for PT?
Because he exercises by playing vol-
ley ball! .. Why has. S/Sgt. Grant
taken up the hobby of reading? Be-
cause the last book he carefully read
was called "Bad Girl!"
The Ordnance fellows were ex-
tremely sorry to learn about the re-
cent passing of Pvt. Oaron's mother
.We hope "Alabama's" compound
leg fracture heals soon. The gals
must really miss the "Arthur Mur-
ray" of the Tyndall dances.
-Pfc. Meyers.

While Flashes
Things have been quiet around
the squadron during the past
week. Even room eight in bar-
racks two has been quiet since
Pfc. Moyer the one man band loan-
ed his guitar to another soldier.
Pfc. Bubp can still be heard
playing saxophone solos every
now and then in barracks three.
S/Sgt. Thrasher won't be seen
at the new beer parlor on Monday
nights. He gets his beer gratis
down at the Rec Hall every Mon-
day night answering questions at
the 'Information Tease' show,
Sgt. Kay not only came back
from his furlough a married man,
but was also surprised to learn
that he had been promoted from
Cpl. to Sgt. Congratulations,
Pvt. (you ain't a kiddin')
Kaufhold is doing his best these
hot sumer days; quenching the
boy's thirst for soft drinks as
crew chief on the Coca Cola

Squadron D

Squadron D's class 43-41 is in its
second week of school and they start-
ed it off with a bang moving most
of the day into the new squadron
area. We all hope that the present
setup in old Squadron E's area will
be permanent, as plans are rapidly
being completed for the renovation
and addition to our idle-hour recrea-
tion room.
Sgt. John W. Morgan was very
happily surprised on the week-end
when his father paid him an unex-
pected visit at the field. He was
taken around to the different ranges
and shown the various departments
in the training of gunners and was
amazed at the thoroughness of the
training received by them. "All adds
up to making our soldiers the best
in the world," was all Mr. Morgan
could say and we are inclined to
agree with him.
We are anxiously awaiting the en-
gineering feat that will have to be
accomplished to move the pool table
from our old area to our present
game room. The renovated slate top
will have to be handled gently, yet
firmly, like --a temperamental diva,
but with the aid of the "crash trail-
er" and tractor that we believe the
Adjutant has in mind it won't be too
hard. This is one form of relaxa-
tion the students and instructors
really go for and the setup that has
been arranged for the use of the
table makes everyone happy.
The first thing that the top-kick
did when he returned from furlough
was to get an attractive' blonde at-
tached to his left arm. We don't
know how he does it and Sgt. Du-
frane says he can't find out the sec-
ret although he works alongside him
all day. Come now, Sgt. Thompson,
there are lots of bachelors in the
squadron and if this new addition
is, as you claim, from your home
town, let us have an introduction.
Four of our instructors have start-
ed to sweat out going to the Advanc-
ed Turret School in Indiana and al-
though there is nothing definite as
to shipping date yet we are certain
that the men chosen will bring back
Turrets and Sights to help our other
instructors ad dto their knowledge.
We are looking forward to hav-
ing Class 43-41 repeat the records
established by Class 43-35. Class
43-35 rated one of the highest acad-
emic averages of any class ever grad-
uated from Tyndall Field and the
air-to-air averages were topnotch al-
so. This new class, 43-41, is the
largest ever had in the squadron and
we can say that once established in
our new quarters they will really be
on the beam. Much of the credit
goes to Student Gunner Tech/Sgt.
Erickson, of Section 4, who was put
in charge of the class as Student
First Sergeant, and for a further ac-
count of this young man, his picture
and short synopsis of his life is on
the back nage.

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Aug. 28, (AP)- The man on the
flying trapeze was a little be-
hind Sgt. Hubrey Bartholomew of
Danforth, Maine, a gunner on the
Flying Fortress 'Paunchy Wolf'-.
he hung by his toes from a ball
turret over Germary.
Bartholomew was on the August
17 shuttle raid on Regensburg.
"There was so nuch shooting I
don't know exactly what hit us,*
the 27-year-old former lunbermill
worker said. OBut something ram-
med into my ball turret and knock-
ed the door off.
"Before I knew it I was hanging
out in the air thousands of feet
above the ground and no parachute.
But when I slipped out, quickly
my toes caught onto the range
'pedal of my gun-and there I was.
"At least 100 Nazi fighters
were zoning around, shooting at
us and everybody else. I didn't
have much time to look though.
I don't know how I did it but I
lifted myself by the toes back
into the turret."
When Bartholomew, who was born
in Canada, got back from North
Africa he found a notification of
United States citizenship for
which he had been waiting four

Brown Bombers

The Bombers were again enter-
tained with a dance in the colored
Rec Hall on the 2nd. Before the
closing number, the boys started a
jitter-bugging match that was strict-
ly in the groove. Pvt. A. C. Sullivan
and his mate stole the show with a
terrific success. There were also a
few songs sung by Mrs. Perry, of
Panama City, that brought down the
The recent return of some of the
members from furlough has the
squadron seriously wondering just
what is wr9ng with home? Have
those P. C. gals taken their hearts?
Some were returning three days
ahead of time! It couldn't be the
mess hall, but they have been cook-
ing some mighty fine chow lately.
There seems to have been a big
improvement on military courtesy re-
cently. "Courtesy to all" is our mot-
to. Speaking of courtesy, many
thanks to the special service officer
for his splendid cooperation in im-
proving still further the new Rec
Hall and its recreational facilities.
Like everybody else, the squadron
was called for an early inspection
last Saturday and when I say early I
mean just that. After being held
so often at 10:00 and then being
held at 7:00 it wasn't a hardship af-
ter all, for the members of the outfit
had things looking spick and span.
Just took a little elbow grease and
getting on the ball. We didn't win
this time, but our neighbors and
friends did again. We'll take it away
from 'em soon.
With the change in seasons we are
just about ready to ring down the
curtain on baseball and start think-
ing of football and basket ball. The
foot ball this season will probably be
the "touch" variety played between
barracks. In basketball we hope to
repeat the success of last year's
squad.j. Uniforms have just been
ordered and arrangements are being
made to use the Rec Hall as a court.
Lrst year all games were played out
of doors.-Cpl. Arthur E. Williams.

Tyndall's student gunners made
it two-in-a-row over the Buck-
ingham field marksmen in their
shoot here last Saturday. The
T/F men took top honors in the
moving target and air-to-air
firing events to win the meet,
High over-all honors went to
Sgt. G.M. Chapman of Tyndall
Field. In addition to Chapman,
Sgts. C.H. Gabhart, L.R. Railey
and E.A. Evans and A/C W.C. Leg-
gett competed for Tyndall. All
wereenembers of Squadron D.
Shooting for Buckingham were
T/Sgt. O.C. Cook, Sgts. V. Brenn,
I Griffin, F.P. Tremblay and G.C.
This wee' a team of Tyndall
gunners fr-. Squadron E are com-
petingat Harlingen, Tex., against
marksmen from the nation's other
gunnery schools.
Representing Tyndall are Sgts.
S. Adams, W.G. Cherry, H. Mudge,
E.S. Flowers and C.E. Hagerman.



For the third consecutive week,
rousing cheers and thunderous ap-
plause greeted the performers of
the weekly variety show presented
at Skunk.Hollow under the super-
vision %i the Special Service
Office. ,
Included in the cast were mem-
bers of the Tyndall Field Band,
under the direction of W/O Miss-
al, with vocals by Mrs. Ruth Vun
Kannon and Jim Coniff; Cooke
Freeman, tap dancer; Bob paquinp,
master of ceremonies. Appearing
through the cooperation of the
local colored USO organization
were volunteer performers Frankie
Perry and ir accompanist, "Joe";
and jitterbugging experts "Bessie"
Albert Jones and Rachel Helm.
Guest speaker of the evening
was Major Daniel P. Morse, post-
administrative inspector. The
major, a combat pilot in World
War I, explained to the men why
their 10-day stay at the Receiv-
ing Squadron was necessary and
outlined briefly the work that
-would be expected of them once
they began their gunnery train-


'As an added feature on Monday
evening's "Information Tease,
Quiz Master Bernard Reinitz will
interview A/C Chester Elwell of
Squadron E.
Aviation Cadet Elwell has had
14 months of service in the Paci-
fic Theater of War, having been
on duty with both the Quarter-
master Corps and the Air Trans-
port Comoand. He saw active duty
on Guadalcanal during the early
months of fighting on that is-
The Redbirds and the Bluebirds
will tangle wits on this Monday's
show, held regularly at the Rec
Hall at 8:00 P.M.

Above is Aviation Cadet Theodore E. Kara, a former 'member
of a United States Olympic Boxing team, and now a gunnery
student at Tyndall Field.
"Ted" Kara, of Cleveland, Ohio, has long been known as an
outstanding American athlete, both in his college days at the
.University of Idaho, and because of his participation in the
1936 Olympics. Other Olympic contestants taking the trip to
Berlin the same year included Eleanor Holm, Jesse Owens, Ken
Carpenter, Glenn Cunningham, and about 300 others.
Cadet Kara won his first two matches in the Berlin Olympics,
outpointing a Fil ipino lad and an Esthonian boxer,'but was
defeated in the semi-finals by an Englishman from the Union
of South Africa.
A handsome, stocky chap of 27, Kara now "weighs in" at 150 -
"guess I've put on a little weight since '36! I only weighed
126 then." His grandparents were Magyars, born in Hungary, and
the former Olympic games featherweight has been in uniform
since he enlisted last December first. He expects to complete
the gunnery course, then seek his commission by taking a
course in radar.
Besides being active in baseball and boxing at the University
of Idaho, Kara attended Southwestern Louisiana University,
where he acted as instructor in physical training.
"After the war," says Cadet Ted Kara, "I'd like to be a box-
ing instructor. I'm pretty.much out of shape right now, but
after looking over the Tyndall Field Obstacle Course -- well,
I won't be for lon9 "

Tyndall Sports Notes

No one knows exactly how many
trips "Huble" Anderson, Tornado
third baseman, had made to the
plate without getting a hit. It
mist have been at least 25 or 30.
However, last Saturday Ander-
,son must have paid off the last
premium on his 'hard luck* in-
surance, for in the eighth inn-
ing of the game against the Pen-
sacola Naval nine he broke a 7-7
tie with a soaring drive into
deep center one of the longest
home runs poled on this field.
Bert Balliet, utility first
baseman and, like Anderson, a
member of the Finance Detachment,
rescued the homerun ball and had
fellow members of the detachment
autograph it and then presented
it to "Hubie" in the shower room.
Tyndall's colored troops will
hold their first track and field
meet tomorrow morning on their
own grounds.
In addition to single team en-
tries in the 440 and 880 yard
relays, two men from each squad-
ron are expected to be entered
in each of the following events:
100 yard dash Discus Throw
220 yard dash Shot put

440 yard dash High jump
1 mile run Broad jump
The field's inter-squadron
baseball loop enters its fifth
week, with the Medics resting on
top. The pill-rollers are unde-
feated in their four starts. In
second place is the Ordnance team
with a 2-1 count. Third place
honors go to the QM nine who are
traveling at a .500 pace (2-2),
as the Gunnermakers (1-1). The
69th, with 1-3, and the Guardians
with 0-3, complete the standings.

Although last minute figuresi
are not available, competition in
the inter-squadron volley ball
league is hotter than a Florida
summer. Ruling the roost for the
present are the undefeated Gun-
The Tornadoes face a Jackson--
ville Naval Air Base nine here
this afternoon and tomorrow.
Flanagan and Donoway will be
available as starters, and Tor -
nado fans will be looking for
Donoway to break his "hard luck "
losing streak on home grounds.

Pare 8


IPA orgeI D




Circuit Clouts By Tarr,
Anderson and Busby
Feature Attack

Before capacity crowds at both games, the Tyndall Tornadoes
smashed through to a double win over the pensacola Naval Air
Training Center nine in their games here last Saturday and Sun-
day. The unprecedented Tornado attack was led by Anderson,
Busby and Tarr, who connected fbr home runs. Anderson's four
bagger came in the opener on Saturday in the eighth iming with
the score tied at 7-7. His blow started off a rally that net-
ted the Tyndall men 4 runs and paved the way for an 11-7 win.
In Sunday' s game, homers by Busby and Tarr in the early inn-

ings gave the Tornadoes a lead
that was never threatened as they
coasted to a 9-4 victory.
Birr started on the mound for
the tars in Saturday's game and
was relieved in the disastrous
eighth when 3 hits, a walk and
/ two errors allowed 4 Tyndall run-
ners to score.
Al Donoway took up the hurling
chores for the Tornadoes, but was
replaced by Orange in the fourth
after a somewhat shaky third in-
ning which saw the Naval nine
build up a 4 run lead. Donoway
switched places with Orange in
left field and the burly Medic
fielder turned in a fine relief
job, permitting 5 hits and 2 runs
in his five inning stint on the
Anderson's tie-breaking homer
in the eighth was that sharp-
fielding third baseman's first
hit in more than six games. He
caught the ball squarely and sent
it roaring into deep center for
one of the longest hits ever made
on this field.
Woody Busby, playing at second
base for a change, started the
T/F fireworks in Sunday's game
with a home run in the first inn-
ing. Tarr, the fourth man up in
the second frame, duplicated
Busby's blow and seven more runs
crossed the plate before Czyzew-
ski, the NATC hurler, could re-
tire the side.
Brown, playing at shortstop in
the absence of Billy Hines, was
the only T/F man not to hit safe-
ly in the second Inning slugfest.
Johnny Flanagan pitched the en-
tire game for the Tornadoes.
While not possessing too much
"stuff," he was particularly ef-
fective in the pinches, especial-
y in the sixth frame, when the
first tar batter tripled and was
left stranded as Flanagan forced
the next three batters to pop up.
The double victory gave the
Tornadoes a 3-1 edge over the
the pensacola nine, having pre-
viously split a double header
with that team.
Herman Franks, former Dodger
backstop, and now a lieutenant,
j.g., was behind the plate for
the Navy men, and took his usual
share of good nature ribbing.
Tomorrow afternoon the Torna-
does will meet the highly touted



Jacksonville Naval Air Base nine
at 4 P.M. and again on Sunday at
2:00 P.M.
The box score:

Boden, as
Burgess, cf
Weaver, Sb
Franks, c
Twogood, lb
Donofrio, 2b
Jagodzinski, If
Brannon, rf
Birr, p
Czyzewski, p *
o Relieved Birr in
Wuan c2
Brown, ss
Orange, if
Didier, c
Costigan, lb
Jackrel, rf
Anderson, Sb
Donoway, p

8 1 1
4 0 2
4 1 2
4 1 1
3 1 0
3 1 1
3 2 1
3 2 2
54 11 13

Boden, as 4
Burgess, cf 4 1
Weaver, 3b 4 1
Franks, c 3 0
Twogood, 2b 3 0
Donofrio, 2b 2 0
Birr, If 3 0
Brannon, rf 3 0
Czyzewski, p 3 1
Totals 29 4
Tarr, of 4 1
Busby, 2b 2 2
Brown, ss 3 0
orange, If S 1
Didier, C 3 1
jackrel, rf 3 1
Costigan, lb 3 1
Anderson, 3b 3 1
Flanagan, p 3 1
Totals 27 9


Finance's T/Sgt. Herbert An-
derson, Tornado third baseman
who connected for his first hit
in many a moon in Saturday's
game. P.S. It was a homer!

Sgt. Joe Cacherio (center) of the Gunnermakers accepts con-
gratulations upon winning the Tyndall Table Tennis crown from
Cpl. Dick Black (right) of the 69th, whom Cacherio defeated in
the finals of the tourney held last Tuesday night at the Rec
Hall. T/Sgt. Ray Layne (left) of the Gunnermakers looks on.
Layne and Cacherio teamed up to take the doubles competition
by defeating S/Sgts. Franklin and Mullins of the Redbirds In
the finals.


Football's super-spectacle, the
Army-Navy game, WILL be played
this season. The War Department
let it be known the military and
naval academy teams would meet
in 1943. Last year's contest
played at Annapolis attracted
only 14,000 spectators, due to
the fact that tickets were sold
only to residents of the Maryland
capital. However, this year's
contest may be staged at either
West Point, the Yankee Stadium,
Polo Grounds, or Philadelphia.
Traditionally, the Army-Navy game
has been a colorful event, with
the pre-game and between-the-
halves parades of cadets and mid-
shipmen sending proud chills up
and down the spines of spectators.
The contest will be a great pub-
lic morale builder.

Remember back when the rumor
was that there'd be no college
football this season only mem-
ories. Well, the college season
gets underway today, much earlier
than usual, and rolls along with-
out a stop until December. It's
true some 200 schools have given
up the sport for the duration,
but there are still enough active
ones left to assure every fan a
ame each weekend without too
heavy a strain on nis limited
gasoline supply or shoe coupons.
Early season dope lists the fol-
lowing schools to field outstand-
ing elevens; Michigan, Dartmouth,
Notre Dame, Holy Cross, Army,
Navy, Texas, Southern California,
Tulsa and Georgia Tech.

Meet the Champ of Parlay World.
He's Manuel Alicea of San Juan.
Puerto Rico. He recently proved

himself a very fast man with a
dollar and as a result, is liter-
ally rolling in riches today.
Long known as the wildcat long-
shot artist around the track, he
made his usual selection of rank
outsiders in a seven-horse parlay,
recently, marched up to the win-
dow and planked down his money.
For once, Lady Luck smiled and
all seven of his selections won.
His take was $5909.43.

persons who saw Fireball Frankle
Sinkwich blast his way through
opposing lines find it difficult
to understand why the Marine Corps
can't find any use for such a
powerful athlete. Flat-foot
Frankie Isn't the only celebrated
athlete to be rejected by the
armed forces, however, Whitey Ku-
rowski of the Cards and johnny
Vander Meer of the Reds, to men-
tion a few, were also found unfit
for service In the Army. Because
of their prominence, the .reject-
ion of well-known athletes gets
much publicity and some blame it
on participation In athletics, but
you never hear of the scores re-
jected by Army doctors who, if
they had played athletics, might
have been accepted. Many a per-
son has gone to an induction cen-
ter, believing himself In the best
3f health, only to find himself
suffering from almost every dis-
ease in the book. It's to be
hoped they won't take the bad
news as hard as Harry Feldman,
the young New York Giant pitcher.
After being rejected, Feldman
turned in his baseball suit and
hied himself to Saranac Lake for
a long rest.

September 11, 1943


Pt^^^ n


i uarterl matter

Chow Line Chatter

'Well, another Saturday and an-7
other inspection has come and gone,
and the mess men have climbed to
the grade of 91. Let's ring the bell
next week.
The main topic of the week is the
forthcoming squadron party, so If
some evening a loud and riotous din
is heard in our neighborhood, don't
anyone be alarmed, it's only the mess
men relaxing.
Orchids to the four New' Yorkers
who contributed their very delicious
and superb snapshot of Times
Square, their favorite photo. Inci-
dentally it's my favorite play ground,
and I'm hoping to plant my 9Y on
42nd and Broadway shortly.
So as to make less confusion and
to get efficient service at the messes
it would be greatly appreciated if
each and every enlisted man coming
through the lines would co-operate
with the dining room orderlies in
charge. If you take your place as
shown, you'll find a clean table,
freshly set up cups, and also an
abundance of salt and all that goes
with your table.
Congratulations again to Lt. Bol-
duc, this time on the addition to
the Bolduc household.
Praise the landlords, Latinette
finally found a place to live, so all is
serene at the barracks.
What Ass't Mess Sergeant has
doubled his pay this month by match-
ing dimes?
Saturday night, although unusual-
ly quiet in Panama City, your scribe
noticed and overheard several inter-
esting things. For instance: Pvt.
Cummings Iof all people) was ami-
ably called "Lightening," 'by a cer-
tain P. C. belle; also doing the town
in fine fashion was Cp. Latinette and
the Mrs. How is married life? ...
Can it be that Pvt. Song Wong is
running a pin-up collection, or did
Noel Toy, the very beautiful Chinese
bubble dancer, really send him, per-
sonally, all those photos that line
the inner lid of his foot locker?
To any of the mess men that have
an average ability at bowling, S/Sgf.
Mancinelli is getting together a bowl-
ing team, and if anyone is a basket-
ball player, Sgt. Brown is getting up
a team to represent us. Let's go
men, we want to put our outfit in
there with the best on the field.
-Pvt. A. L. Falato.

Squadron C

This squadron la really on the
ball; we have won the coveted 'Et
flag. We shall do our best to
keep it as long as we remain here.
In the squadron, flight 2 came
in a close second behind Flight 4.
HATS OFF iT: Cpl. Jack Pease.
He graduated with honor and dis-
tinction from Radar School, at
Boca Raton Field. In his second
turret exam there was 'only one
question that kept his from get-
ting a perfect mark; he made 98%.
In his second machine gun test he
got 100 bringing his average up
to 995-
After three weeks of school the
sen are still showing an enthusi-
astic interest in the course.
This is due largely to the fact
that the instructors present the
studies in an interesting manner,
and also, because they know what
they are teaching. There are a
lot of men suffering from muscu-
lar aches in their shoulders bo-,
cause most of the& never saw a
shotgun, much less fired one be-
fore last week.
Sypathies are extended to Pvt.
Jenkins, who was called from
school because of a death in the
We wish Sgt, 8ilvia a speedy
Vrecqyry from his 11Lness which


We've had' tough luck with -our
athletic teams lately. Can it be lack
of practice? Let's get on the ball!
R. J. Turner seems to have an
aversion to publicity. Maybe he has
some wives who are hounding him
for alimony. Please use this crying
towel, Red. Incidentally we would
like to know more about that red
Pvt. V. Ludlum recently took the
steps up the aisle with a Panama City
'gal and is still picking the rice out
of his hair. Best of luck on your
matrimonial venture, Vic.
Now that the new beer parlor is
open, the Guardians are seen con-
gregating there at regular meet-
ings. Faces frequently seen there
are Cpl. Mashburn, Pvts. Ed. Morris,
Pells, Gillen, Schrader and Aucoin.
BANTER: T/Sgt. Cartwright
brought a picture back from Tenn.
and is seen mooning over it day in
and day out. He's singing, "I Still
KJss Your Picture Goodnight." Willie
M. is still taking about that Geor-
gia gal. S/Sgt. Dobbins .(sheep-
herder) is extolling the tastiness of
alligator steak, and he's from Texas!
S. .And N. Roiecki is still showing
that Pepsodent smile (?)
Wilkinson is our man of the week.
"Woody" was born in Palatka, Fla.,
Jan. 27, 1920. He is one of the work-
ers at the "gun shop" where some-
thing else besides guns are shot. He
was jack of all trades back home,
working at numerous jobs. Harry
is an all-around fellow and does his
work well. His favorites are: Roy
Acuff and his hill billy music, and
his trips to Bay Harbor.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta.

has hi;i batded down. However we
do envy him the company of the
beautiful 'Angels of Mercy.'
Anyone having any suggestions
as to how we can spend the whole
$10 partial pay please note:
Tear off the top of a jeep and
send it along with a story of 25
words. or lass to the post Ex-
change Officer. Winner will be
chosen by a 'Brown Noser' and
awarded (by an 'Eager Beaver')
First Prize. an engraved 'TS
Ticket. -pfc. Ray.Adami

Local belles may breathe easier
this week 'cause Pfc. J. C. Parry, Jr.,
late of Jersey City, and Cpl. Davey
Savino, N. Y.'s pride and joy, are on
furlough P. Hemsoth, T/Sgt.,
was last seen Saturday night tearing
up Harrison Avenue with a beautiful
Tyndallette in tow-and it wasn't
Susan Said one observer, "He's
probably getting in shape for the
forthcoming track meet." (plug)
Sgt. Allen L. Fulton, a creamy guy
from the Dairyland of America, is
being led astray in company with
Pfc. Red Alford, carrot thatched cos-
politan-being led, in fact, all the
way to Port St. Joe It is whis-
pered in inner circles by those who
know, that T/5 Oiving Glatter is
presently going steady with Cpl.
Dom Lentile, keeper of the keys to
the company safe
Cpl. Samky Ackerman, a bay chief,
and the relic of Chicago's livelier
days, T/5 John M. Naples, traipsed
to Tallahassee last week end but the
hunting was pretty poor-school
doesn't open 'til next month, it is
said Freddie Hentschke's gurl,
the one who sends air mail letters
from Panama City, was seen in the
neighboring village of P. C. in com-
pany of one of those $98.00 a week
welders-said Freddie, "No more-ro-
mance for me."

Cellar Fliers

The 25thi Artitude Training Unit,
long dormant as far as Post athletic
events are concerned, is formulating
plans to make its name familiar
around the field in sporting events.
The appreciable increase in person-
nel now gives us enough men to
place top-notch teams in most of the
competitive events. We have al-
ready replaced the 446th in the vol-
leyball league, and have entered a
team in the table tennis tourney on
Tuesday evening. Plans for track,
basketball, tennis and bowling teams
are already underway. Current
champions may well afford to polish
up their tricks for we are entering
the field bent on victory laurels.
A word of welcome is herewith ex-
tended to our new men. We urge
you to make yourself a part of our
activities, and lend your support both
by participating in and attending
events in which we are engaged.
Even though S/Sgt. Mason is on
furlough, he still can't keep his name
out of the news. Wonder if he is
related to.'the "Lt. Raymond Mas-
on" who received a letter here this
week? He must be spreading it
on thick.
Topkick Hill's last fling with Pan-
-ama City's elite must have been a
good one; he's been staying in close
all week.
With the new ruling on Class A
passes, T/Sgt. Seagle says the only
alternative left him is wedding bells.
Maybe that has something to do
the trip home .this week end. Bet-
ter watch out, Frank, or you'll lose
your local following.
We've been wondering if X-ray
found any brass fittings or copper
pipes when they "shot"- Groover.
Williams never knows when he's
had enough. After making a trip
home last week to attend to "legal
matters" he says he is now in the
market again.
With the crack-down on military
courtesy around here, it might be a
good idea if some of the non-coms
learned how to stand at attention.
For the benefit of you fellows who.
want to get a little more familiar
with Pvt. Rosner, one of the new
men, you might address him as

Certain characters inhabiting the
Post Motor Pool have been sticking
quite close to 'their "posts" these
days The Q. M. fielded a beauti-
ful infield out St. Andrews way last
week: T/4 John Bruce King, long
lost son of ole Virginny, Cpl. Lefty
Nolan, a New York boy, and Cpl.
Andrew H. Brown, lies Wm. H.
Andrews, Jr., they painted the town
white with vodka.
Cpl. Francis P. Curran, of South
Boston, and points East, is on the'
wagon again because of the liquor
shortage, either that or because of
the surplus of crap games in the
.Day Room According to the lat-
est tumors emanating from the Com-
pany reading room, J. Conti Leon-
ardi, Cpl., is being groomed for Al-
derman from Ward 7, in N. Y., ha!
. Mess Cpl. Smith and Pfc. D. L.
Thompson, ex-WAACs worker, have
been hunting in new territory the
past two or three weeks-things get-
tin' pretty hot around TF, huh?
Smitty Mahorney, Pvt., is present-
ly on .furlough along with about
twenty other guys-that's one way'
of getting out of PT, anyhow .
Pvt. Libbro Vladimar Ciocci, bus
driver and perpetual KP, was seen
in PC with a real, live woman last
week-she left the next day for St.
Joe to recuperate that's all.

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We wonder if those strolling min-
strels were any aid to Maxie's woo-
ing down WAC way?
When that little mortle builder
(waiting an extra day for the flight
of the eagle) occurred it had no ef-
fect on S/Sgt. Sturm and Cpl. West.
They were seen agitating those spot-
ted cubes and whenever a point was
madce or lost the amount involved was
placed on a store sheet.
Many times the Medics have taken I
to boasting, but the height of vain-
ness was reached the other day in
our mess hall when Cpl. Sollon ad-
mitted that he was the best looking
soldier in the Medics, baring none--
even Victor Dunn-and Sollon was
heard to say that he strongly re-
sembled Gene Raymond.
Have you all seen that beautiful
inlay job that Cpl. Orange possess-
es? One of the many fine pieces of
work performed by our expert den-
tal staff.
Our Super-Cripple, T/Sgt. Maton-
ak, tries to do as complete a job as
possible even when it comes to tak-
ing a whirlpool bath to aid the heal-
ing of his injured ankle. It seems
that an ankle bath wasn't enough
for Matonak because he promptly re-
moved most of his clothing and
jumped in for a thorough whirlpool-_
ing. You can imagine his discomfort
when he was made a main attraction
for two young ladies visiting the
"Out Patient" Clinic.
A few of the conscientious G. I.'s
are wondering what happened to the
others at that 7 a. m. inspection last
Saturday. We understand that the
purpose of such an inspection was to
'have all the men on hand. Of course
the same thing happens at all for-
mations, but a few of the conscien-
tious fellows are getting tired of
standing all of the formations while
the others conveniently hide them-
-S/Sgt. C. S. Laubly.

Bobby Watson, Joe Devlin. 'SILVER
SPURS, Roy Rogers.
LICKED, Dick _Quine, Ann Gwynne.
Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn.
Wed., Thur., 'LET'S FACE IT, Bob
Hope, Betty Hutton.
ER, Walt Disney Special Feature.
Sun., Mon., 'HERS O IDLD, Deanna
Durbin, Joseph Cotten.
Susan Peters.
Late Show Tues. 'STORMY WEATHER,
All Star Colored Cast.
Wednesday, 'STOIMY WEATHER.' All
Star Colored Cast.
Gracie Fields, Monty Wooley
Saturday, *FRONTIER FURY, Chas.
Late Show Sat., 'GOOD LUCK MR,
YATES,' Claire Trevor.

Richard Arlen, Wendy Barrie
Stewart Erwin, Evelyn Venable.
Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth.
The Range Busters.

Setme 1 93THE TYNDALJL TARGET Palre 11

1. What is the difference be-
tween having a lump in your
throat and a frog In your throat?

2. I have a friend in Walla
Walla who wants to join the WACs.
She is six feet tall, weighs 200
pounds, wears a size 10 shoe and
is 20 years old. Why isn't she

3. The temperature of the aver-
age refrigerator is 40 degrees F.
If you took a quart of milk out
of your ice box and heated it for
a minute, then poured it back in-
to the original quart bottle,
would you have more milk than you
had before, less milk, or the
same amount?

4. Name an article that is found
in every court room, every shoe-
maker's shop and every baseball

5. Is a guinea pig a small mem-
ber of the pig family?

6. Privates in the Army must
always say "Sir" to an officer.
What title of respect is used
when addressing superior officers
in the WACs?

7. Could a scullion eat a scal-
lion or a scallion eat a scullion?

8. If you had a pullet, would
you hang it from your curtain
rod, wear it on your hat or keep
it in your back yard?

9. Do men and women have the
same number of ribs?

10. Was Florida a part of the
Louisiana purchase?

1. Lump in your throat means
pressure or choking sensation
resulting from emotion; frog in
your throat means hoarseness.
2. She has to be 21 years old.
3. More milk. (Liquids expand
when heated.)
4. Bench.
5. No. It's a rodent.
6. Ma' am.*
7. A scullion is a kitchen
maid; a scallion is a small onion.
8. Keep it in your back yard.
It's a young hen.
9. Yes 12 pairs.
10. No.
There was the girl who said,
'Dear, if I marry you I'll lose
my job, you know.' Her number
one man replied:
'But why can't we keep our
marriage a secret?'
'We could, but suppose we have
a baby?'
'Oh, we can tell the baby, of




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Sgt. Jones, in barracks five:
'Hey, don't spit on the floor.'
Pfc. Coe: 'What's the matter?
Does it l4akP'
Warning at a New Joisey in-
tersection: C7IOSS RDAD- BET-
Cpl: 'What makes you think they
are male mosquitoes?'
Steno: 'They won't leave ny legs

The vaudeville agent was raving
to a theater manager about his
new act.
'It's sensational!', he ex-
claimed, 'I've got a small dog
that sits on the lap of a big
dog and talks!'
'Ridiculous,' the manager snap-
ped, 'There's no such thing as a
little dog that talks.'
'Of course not.' agreed ti
agent, 'But, the big dog is
ventriloquist! '


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September 11, 1943


Page 11

Gunners of the Week

Squadron A

Squadron B

A native of Colonial Heights,
petersburg, Va., where his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Daniel,
now reside...Bombardier Cadet
Daniel was working for the War
Department at the time he enter-
ed the Army. Was employed, at
the QM Depot in Richmond, Va.
prior to that he operated ser-
vice station.
He's been in the Army for six
Graduated from petersburg High
School; he is 2i years ol-d.

Squadron C

Home: 169 Columbia Stre.ec
Adams, Mass. Was inducted into
the Army with the Massachusetts
National Guard January 16, 1941.
Served on coastal defense in
the 104th Infantry, 26th Divi-
sion, until his transfer to the
AAF April i., 943... Attended
armament school at Lowry Field,
Graduated from public school
in Adams. Was a loom fixer in a
textile mill before entering

Squadron E

Gunner of the week seven days ago,
Enbom completes his gunnery training
here as the top gunner of his class.
Is 25 years old and calls palo Alto,
Oalif., "home."..Graduated from Gray's
Harbor Junior College at Aberdeen,
Wash., where he played basketball and
also was a member of the track te ms.
Is a better than fair sax player and
also rates high with an oboe, having
performed with a local symphony or-
Enlisted as an A/C in April, 1941.

Squadron F

Was born in Waltham, Mass. 23
years ago. His mother, Mrs. Mary
E. Wallace, still lives there.
Eimer was working for the
Navy Department in philadelphia
before entering the Army.
He was graduated from Waltham
High School in 1938.


While in the midst of his sec-
ond year of studies as an engin-
eering student at Louisiana Tech,
Gregg was called to the colors.
His home is in Munroe, La.,
and he is 21 years. of age...Earn-
ed three letters while playing
high school football; also par-
ticipated in track events.
Entered service December 28,
1942, completed radio operator
and mechanic's course at Scott
Field, Ill.

Squadron D

Working as a lumberjack in
Oregon gave Erickson some good
training for the Army. Born in
Clatskunie, ore., he is 23 years
old, the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.
P. Erickson.
Entered the Army in November,
1941, being assigned briefly to
a Quartermaster unit and then
being sent to the Air Corps.
Was an aviation cadet before
coming to gunnery school.
Spent one term at Oregon State



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