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"VICTORY THROUGH AIR POWER"
We in the AAF have a vested interest in Major Alexander P. Sever-
sky's book, "Victory Through Air Power." Or vital concern to all
Americans, especially does it concern us engaged in the grim business
of pushing the war on to its close. As the air arm of the service,
it is natural for us to fall in solid alignment with Seversky's ex-
position of the future trends of aviation. The truth inherent in his
claim, has basis and premise in aerial warfare as it is being con-
It is a prophetic eye that thts distinguished airman has cast upon
the future. A bas-relief concept of what is to come, for actually
his envlsionings project but slightly from the background of what's
happening in this year of A.D. 1943.
Let us briefly review the early days of the present conflict. Dur-
ing the dark days when the Suez Canal was being spoken of as Hitler's
new swimming pool, and in this critical period when all that
stood between Marshall Rommel and Egypt were the ancient Gods of the
Pharoahs, the great birds of the Luftwaffe were enjoying the unin-
terrupted flight of homing pigeons. In the cold gray of the desert
dawn they would take-off with their messages for Britain and delivery
was assured. A desert strewn with blasted motor vehicles and afire
with the preciousness of fuel attested to the accuracy of Goerlng's
bombermen. But in Britain there is room for miracles, and with Dun-
kirk tucked safely away, the United Kingdom set out to establish
Supplies began streaming in. From the Holy Land came much needed
pharmaceuticals, bandages, Zeiss precision instruments, oil-and gas-
oline and the many things necessary for the carrying on of war; and
from America spewed from the assembly lines of production, came the
major part of the miracle tanks and planes... planes..
Once equalization with the Luftwaffe had been established, the face
of our armies was turned toward the West. The Allied Air Force was
one of the imponderables that collided with German invincibility and
drove it out of bounds.
The homing pigeons fled before the American eagle which screamed
its defiance through the skies and literally tore them apart with the
lightning of fleet P-40's and the awakening thunder of giant Liber-
ators. The flight of Rommel's Afrika Korps was over. The Battle for
Egypt came to its expected end on the little finger of Cap Bon, that
lays in the Mediterranean...victory through air power.
In Europe our war wagers had not been idlk. Acting in concert in
round-the-clock bombings, the raiders of the Allied Air Forces were
visiting Germany and the occupied countries witn telling regularity.
Bombs away over Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin (The Berlin
that would "never be bombed,. boasted Goering). By the ton, were the
amalgams of disintegration being injected into the gross arteries of
German industrial might, so that no longer does the Rhenish city of
Cologne hum with the business of war, and on the Baltic, is a mass of
rock and rubble that dnce was the great city of Hamburg...victory
through air power.
It was systematic bombing that knocked Hamburg out of the war; no
land attackers stormed her gates, no sortie arose from the sea the
power that obliterated the city of Hamburg came solely from the air..
Is it then inconsistent when viewed in the light of the present, to
discover the parallel that exists between Major Seversky's project-
ions and the rapid science of aviation? Let them who doubt the tre-
mendous acceleration that air machines will receive in the next few
years join hands with the skeptics at Kitty Hawk some forty years
ago. For the planes of Seversky's design are no lightly looked at
myths. The originals are now in the air the Flying Fortress, the
British Lancaster, and the rate of destruction has already been de-
termined by Hamburg.
A revolutionary departure from the present limited orientation of
the aerial gun-mount, a wealth of increment in engine power and a
startling increase in flyln'g range that will enable us to step up the
tempo of attack on the global-based nerve centers of the enemy, Is the
total of Major Severaky's briefing of the aerial warfare of the
future...and we have only to scan the'skies from whence they will
come..."Victory Through Air Power.*
During the Civil War at a fashionable social gathering in
Washington, after dinner one of the guests watched the ladies
leave the room, then he looked around smirkingly and said, "Now
that' the ladies have left the room, I've got a story. "
"Yes, they've gone," replied a quiet voice, "but there are
gentlemen present. Everyone looked at the speaker. It was
hardbitten U.S. Grant,.tough soldier, no sissy, real general.
Flannelmouth's face was red.
Of all the habits which cheapen and degrade a man, foul-
talk is one which the Army seems to breed and popularize.- The
saddest thing about a filthy joke is its refusal to die. It
passes from mind to mind and from tongue to tongue and from
soul to soul. It's always decaying and rotting, but it takes
a long time to die. It goes about its work of rotting the men
who tell it and who keep it alive.
The dirty story used to stay where it belonged. Rut a lot
of men, writers who are without intellect enough to write real
literature, take as a substitute smut that they pick up in tho
alleys. From there with the kind permission of men the dirty
story climbs into society. As Pegler once said, "They're so
rotten that they'd send a rat scurrying back to the garbage
Pail for a breath of fresh air. "
'Vut of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. "
"As:a man thinks, so he is. "
Old: sayings? Yes! But just as true today as ever. If you
have a heart like a sewer, you are bound to have conversational
9:00 A.M....Protestant Sun-
10:00 A.M....Gunners Mass at
10:00 A.M....Protestant Wor-
11:00 A.M..Gunners Protestant
Service at Theater
7:30 P.M....Evening Worship
12:15 P.M....Protestant Wor-
5:30 P.M.............. Mass
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
5:30 P.M............... Mas
7:30 P.M.....Jewish Service
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he is
present at the Chapel)
THE TYNDALL TARGET
3THE TYNATAL, .TARQT Paae 3
CIVILIAN EMPLOYES URGED
NOT TO LET UP IN THIRD
WAR LOAN DRIVE
"Civilian Employees of Tyndall
Field are urged to keep up the
pace they have set in the present
War Bond campaign. There is no
time for slack in this 'Back the
Attack' drive," stated Lt. George
Lr Lasker, War Bonds Officer, in
commenting on the results thus
far on the T/F War Bond campaign.
Lt. Lasker praised the work of
department War Bond represent-
atives in behalf of the present
campaign. In addition to those
mentioned last week, the follow-
ing representatives are also do-
ing a great job: Florence Can-
ter, Civilian Personnel Dept.;
T.B. Fuller assisted by Hazel
Thompson in the QM Dept.; Sydney
Riley, Signal Office; and Mildred
Gainey, Military Personnel Sec-
Figures released as of Septem-
ber 13, 1943, show the following
bonds have been purchased by T/F s
civilian and military personnel
since the beginning of the pre-
Attention- is called again to
the fact that bonds can be pur-
chased for cash at the Post Fin-
ance Office, located opposite the
'DON'T BE'A STOP-AND-GO PATRIOT!
BUY YOUR BONDS AND KEEP THEMA'
ANSWER WAC GLEE CLUB CALL
Unner the musical guidance or"
1/0 Missal, Post band-leader, Wac,
plans for a Glee Club are rapidlyi
assuming form. Assisting Mr.
Missal are Lt. Gwen Clymer, Wadc
C.O., and Lt. Mildred Gee, Wac
The Glee Clubbers have a.wealth
of talent to choose from, nor is
this talent confined to the realm
of the voice, as there are sever-
al members with fine backgrounds
in dancing and acting. A musical
debut is promised very shortly.
A recent addition, in form of
*new piano, enables the Wacs to
hold their practises on Monday
nites in their own Recreation
Room from 1830 to 1930. Twenty-
three Wac songbirds attended last
Monday rehearsal and Cpls. Al-.
bena Kulinsky and Ruth Diers were
appointed secretary and librarian
The club is still open to young
nightingales and W/O Missal s
plans for the future, promise fun
for the choristers. So come along
you Wac coloraturas, get into the'
sing, and show what talent lurks
behind those jkhaki uniforms, .
"DESK PILOTS" CONGRATULATE SILVER WING WINNER
Lt. Ralph E. Edwards, former T/F enlisted man, returned last
week to receive congratulations from his buddies here upon
winning his pilot's wings. Lt. Edwards did it the "hard way, "
by first graduating from the AAF Administrative OCS at Miami
and then applying for flight training.
Shaking hands with Lt. Edwards in the picture above is Post
Sergeant Major Ernest Stone, and observing the newly won wings
with more than a passing interest is CWO Daniel Howell, assist-
ant post adjutant.
As a staff sergeant, Edwards left here a little more than a.
year ago for the Miami OCS. He was a member of one of the
first groups to be assigned to Tyndall Field, and was instru-
mental in setting up the present classification section.
T/F PERSONNEL CAN SEND
AT REDUCED RATES
"Thank A Yank With A Carton Or
More" is the slogan of one of
the nation's leading tobacco
firms who on Tuesday, September
28, begin a ten-day sales campaign
on Tyndall Field which will per-
mit the field's civilian and mil-
itary personnel to send a carton
of smokes to our fighting men
overseas at the special rate of
The offer works this way- At
every sales counter on Tyndall'
Field where cigarettes are sold
there will be a coin box promin-
ently displayed to receive your
half a dollar. For each four-
bit piece you contribute, a car-
ton of cigarettes will be sent to
a Yank overseas with your name
and address provided at all sales
on it as the donor.
Blank coupons for your name and
address will be provided at all
sales counters, and these-cou-
pons will be attached to the
cartons of smokes going over-
USO CAMP SHOWS PRESENTS
Flash Variety Revue!
"Thanks Loads" A
Long on Laughs
SONGS! DANCES! GIRLS!
SCast of roadwayy Big-Timers,'
Mon., Sept. 27 Post Theater
2 SHOWS- 6:30 and8:00 P.M.!
Tyndall Field was temporarily
"marooned" from Panama City for
a few hours Friday when the East
Bey bridge drawspan brake while
the span was open for a boat to
Several fortunate, or unfor-
tunate depending on the point
of view GIs and officers were
stranded in town until .late in
the day, when workmen managed to
get the drawspan closed for
For the next few days while
permanent repairs are being made
the bridge will be closed to
highway traffic between the hours
of 9 and 11 A.M and 6 and 8 P.M.
WACS AND "HOLLOWERS"
No longer will the talented
fingers of Tyndall's Wacs and of
the men at Skunk Hollow be forced
to strum tunes on hard surfaced
tables or desks, for on Monday, i
to the Wac and Skunk Hollow day
rooms, went one (each) (slightly)
The two s88'ss were purchased
by Special Service funds after
they were "discovered" and "re-
served' by W/O J. Missal while on
a recent, trip to Pensacola.
Beg, borrow or steal a copy of
the "Skunk Holler," new weekly
"for, about and by Skunk Hollow
I OUR FROfT COVER
A Vega "Ventura" Gets A Tun-
ing-Up of equal Importance
with the training of gunners--
Is the efficient maintenance
of the planes they fly. Safety
in the air can only be assured
by careful checking of the
planes before they leave the
Our front cover this week is
a behind the scenes shot of an
RB-34, Vega "Ventura," getting
a 600 hour engine check. That's
M/Sgt. Will lam D. Hathaway of
the Bluebirds standing in the
foreground with his report
sheets. The other Bluebirds
hovering over the ship are
M/Sgt. Albert G. Wooten, Sgt.
John P. Gafford and S/Sgts.
Clinton R. McNeece, Louis Bor-
ghese and Don L. Smith.
To avoid possible criticism
by the Audubon Bird Society's
ornithologists the mechanic
crouching to the left of the
motor, is S/Sgt. John D. Cole-
man of the Canaries.
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
10:30 A.M. Track Meet at the
Post Athletic Field.
12:45 P.M. Music Hour at Post
Theater. WO Missal commentator.
12:30 P.M. Squadron A&R Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athletic
6:30 & 8:30 P.M. USO SHOW
"Thanks Loads" at Post Theater.
(Regular Information Tease pro-
gram postponed one week.)
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
5:30 P.M. Regularly scheduled
volley ball, games.
8:00 P.M. Weekly Dance at USO.
T/F Band broadcast over WILP.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
C00 P.M. Movies at Receiving
Squadron "Desert Victory."
12:30 P.M. Special Service Non-
Com Meeting at Post Library.
7:00 P.M. Weekly Variety Show
at Receiving Pool.
7:30 P.M. WDLP broadcastoof
8:30 P.M. Radio broadcast over
WLP. T/F Radio Playhouse.
6:30 P.M. Radio 9brkshop 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 GI dance at Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
5:30 P.M. Regularly scheduled
volley ball games.
7:30 P.M. Boxing bouts at Re-
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
September 25, 1943
THF1 TVWnbTT, TARCRT
THE TYNDALL TARGET
QUESTION: (ASKED OF INSTRUC-
TORS OF THE POST AIRPLANE
MECHANIC'S SCHOOL) IN YOUR
COURSE OF INSTRUCTION, WHAT
POINT DO YOU ALWAYS STRESS'
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. DAN LEVINSON
S/SGf. BURL COX, OO0IC; Decatur,
Ill. "The proper method of per-
forming maintenance work and the
fact that the safety of the plane
and its crew is their responsi-
S/SGf. fILLIAM PIRKI)S, Panama
City, Pla. "The most important
point I want my men to keep in
mind is 'Be sure you kOQw what
you're doing before ydfo'under-
take any work on any part of a
p lane. '"
S/SOT. JAMES A. PARKS, Green-
ville, Miss. "Once my students
are familiar with the fundamen-
tals, I impress then with the
fact that there is no margin for
carelessness while working on a
S/SOT. JEBIL L. DOOYVAT, NcComb,
Niss. "fake no chances, be sure
always of ihat you're doing"
X.T. LAFVRNCE B. 1ORLBY, Norfolk,
Va. "On the subject of hydrau-
lics, I impress my students with
the importance of thoroughly
understanding the principle of
hydraulic systems and the diff-
As I P.f.c.
NOW AND FOREVER
The Smolensk gate has been
cracked open by the Red Army and
all that remains now, is for the
Russians to pull out the pickets
(dead or alive) and storm through
the breach. Some day, Russian
fighters will redden the little
white gate around Berchtesgaden
that Hitler has painted with
'Dutch Bay' white lead and in
that moment Will't he good citizens
of Rotterdam be avenged.
Two divisions cf Marshall Pietro
Badoglio's Italian Army have suo-
ceeded in freeing Sardinia from
the Nazis grasp. An island a day
keeps the Germans away, say the
jubilant Italians, with the wine
of their first victory sweet on
their lips. The Nazis who were
forced to evacuate Sardinia in
favor of the smaller island of
Corsica, will find no asylum
there. For French patriots and
Italian troops have occupied the
Corsican port of Ajaccio, birth-
place of Napoleon, and it will
not be the first time that the
"Little Corporal's' ghost has
routed the enemy.
Aptly named Finschaven, this
Japanese air field one of the
last remaining bases on the Huon
Gulf, was the target earlier this
week, for 16 tons of explosives
personally delivered by bombers
of Lt. Gen. George C. Kinney's
Fifth Air Force. In retaliation,
the ethnological equivalents of
the 'Origin of the Species' raid-
ed the Allied base at Darwin,
Australia,. without appreciable
result. Any day now, a Yankee.
named Sulljvan is going to drop
an egg.on the Gilberts that will
splatter squarely on the Mikado's
addled at'e sunnyside.up.
At last Germany's secret weapon
comes to light. It is none other
than that unbenevolent despot
Benito Mussolini, formerly Der
.Feuhrer' s number ne whip-cracker.
It is Hitler's dark design to em-
ploy the great bag of wind (Ill
Duce), to puff up the deflated
egos of German paratroopers, who
are bruising their shins these
days on the rough stones of Naples,
while trying for a landing in
Northern Italy. $.7.&J4J4
North Africa-Filling out an
application for dependents' aid,
a colored soldier answered "no"
to the question of whether he had
"You're married, aren't you,
Sam?" asked an officer, puzzled.
"Yassah," the soldier. replied.
"But she ain't dependable."
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
Miss Margaret Palmer, of Kansas City, Mo., is the young lady
with the winsome smile pictured above. The photograph is the
property of Ist/Sgt. Alfred Nelson of Squadron B, who recently
returned from furlough with better than a promise that Mis
Palmer' will pose for cameramen in the near future only as Mrs.
On the basis of numerous reports which have come our way we
judge Sgt. Nelson to be an exception to the general conception
that all "top-kicks" have reserved seats in the torrid region.
He's 25 years old and calls Berwyn, Ill., his home town.
Prior to entering the service in September, 1940, the ser-
geant spent a great deal of time on the stage and on the air-
'waves in amateur and professional dramatizations. Here at Tyn-
dall he has been active in the several field sponsored radio
shows of the past and is a member In good standing of the
present Playhouse troupe.
Nelson tells us that although Margaret Is an apt dictaphone
.operator and stenographer, he doesn't intend tospoll the beauty
of Panama City for her by allowing her to work if and when he
can persuade her to visit here following their marriage.
Nelson arrived here from Galveston, Tex., where he was on
submarine patrol duty, in June, 1942. After several months as
an instructor with the department of training, Nelson's ability
4 handle men by the "Go siow but wield a big stick" method
earned him a position as acting "top-kick" of the Bees. Early
this summer, the sergeant's grade became "official" and ev,
since we've been sitting back and .watching him fight off the
tendency to "chew," which usually overtakes all lozenge bearers.
News From Your Own Home Town
Spearman thought he could avoid
induction into the Army by eating
his draft card. It didn't work. He
was fined $10 in police court for
disturbing the peace.
Cambridge, Mass. (CNS)-
Harvard College undergraduates
have threatened to strike for
more and better food. Contend-
ing that their chow has reached
an all-time low they are clamor-
ing for sandwiches of cream
cheese, peanut butter and jelly.
Charlotte, N. C. (CNS)-A girl
had a date with a young man and-
he failed to show up. The next
day he called and explained. He
got married instead.
Chicago (CNS)-A commercial
high school here has a new
course which includes instruction
for gals in the application of leg
Denver, Col. (CNS)-A Chi-
cago woman walking against a
red light was stopped by a cop.
She then called him a hayseed
and said they didn't have "hick"
pedestrian regulations like that in
the Windy City. She was fined
$30 in city court.
Naugatuck, Conn. (CNS) -
Gasoline rationing has stopped
speeding motorists here but Po-
lice Chief John Gormley still isn't
satisfied. He has ordered that
galloping of horses down Main
street has got to stop.
Salt Lake City (CNS)-Tillie
Coletti was walking home across
a bridge one night when the
headlights of an oncoming car
startled her into falling into the
river. "The man driving the car
got out and started looking for
me," said Tillie, "but I felt sc
silly I waited under the bridge'
until he left."
San Francisco (CNS)-Six tall
and shapely showgirls took off
their street clothes the pther day
and picketed Office of Price
Administration headquarters in
scanties, wearing this placard:
"Short Stockings are Shocking."
They wanted the OPA to recog-
nize the plight of tall girls who
cannot get long stockings.
Trenton, N. J. (CNS)-Some-
one swiped a police radio car
from the police garage here but
he abandoned it on a side street
a little while later when its radio
blared forth with the broadcast
of an alarm reporting its theft.
Spmr4TH TYNDALL TARF Pare
...... Here we go again with hits and bits from here and there
at Tyndall Tech .. News while it is news, hot off the presses of the
PRO ...... We'll wager that Lt. McDaniels (PT Dept.) is gnashing
his teeth. His wife's name was called at the Officers Bingo Party
last week: she wasn't there, so Major Fowler walked off with the
$$$ .. .... S/Sgt. Louis Coburn, he with the string of service
stripes (purple heart, D.F.C., overseas medals, etc.) arrived at T/F
for a five-day stay, and he'll assist the Signal Corps cameramen in
.their movie work. Lou was formerly with the 40th Group.
New PRO secretary is Mrs. Nell Carr. Her hubby, a staff, is Ed
Carr, the photographer ...... Lt. Broome has been relieved as OIC
of the Officers' Mess. He is being replaced by Capt. Dozier G.
Pettlgrew ...... From the 907th QMC comes news that T/4 James S.
Miller has reported from Turner Field, Ga. Lt. Goldsmith and the QM
lads welcome ya, Jim ...... Capt. Wiseman has been relieved as CO
of the 446th, replaced by Lt. Robert Bridgeford. Big changes every
day! .. .. Wac Cpl. Helen MacNamara, a true daughter of Erin, used
to sing with several name bands. And attractive, too!
"This Is the Army" premiere will have a stage show proceeding the
movie featuring the Band and special guests, with the initial
appearance of the much touted Glee Club ...... From the Water Plant
comes the announcement answering the $64 question of the week: The,
formula of sea water is CH20, and an example of hard water is ice.
It's a lie, says Mr. Koon ...... Ex-Wac Dot Sarpa, strolling the
streets in PC. She looked nice in her white blouse and purple skirt
(fashion note) ...... Tyndall Tech is proud of its record as a
leader in sending men "over there' as gunners. One of the most im-
Dpressive records was made by a Tyndall grad: S/Sgt. Cliff Wherley,
the 16 year-old lad recently discharged from the service after being
awarded the D.F.C. and other medals.
New radio show recorded this week by the band. Don't miss it, it's
a swell show. Mr. Missal is a capable leader ...... PT won't seem
the same without Pistol Packin' Cotton Tabor. He's getting a CDD and
will work in the Shipyards ...... Have you seen the model of Con-
fuctus In HQ? It is the work of Pvt. Bill Mahoney, former profes-
slon l sculptor ... ..Nomination for the prettiest hair at TyndAil
Field Mary Helen Monk, of the Signal Office; a most attractive red'
From the pen of a Vassar senior: A prosylete is a woman of the
streets. And her statement in a Zoology exam: A grasshopper passes
through all the life stages between infancy and adultery.
And that's all for this week, but remember, it's Bonds or Bunds.
Take your pick, soldier.
T/F GIs IN STAGE SHOW
FOR "THIS .IS THE ARMY"
Tentative plans for a thirty-
minute stage show proceeding the
premiere showing of Irving Ber-
lin's "This is the Army" at the
Ritz Theater, Panama City, on
October,11, were announced this
week at Tyndall Field. IFll net
receipts for the showing of the
Warner Brothers' motion picture
goes to the Army Emergency Relief
The stage show 1i scheduled to
feature such Tyndall Field talent
as the 308th Air Forces Band,
under the direction of W/O Joshua
Missal; vocal solos' by S/Sgt.
Dwight Boileau and Cpl. Helen
MacNamara; the newly organized
30-voice Tyndall Field Glee Club,
led by Mr. Missal; and otherspe4,
cialty acts. There will be sev-.
eral Tyndall Field high-ranking
officers who will also appear on
the program, describing the ex-,
cellent work being accomplished
by Army Emergency Relief.
The stage program, announced
and directed by S/Sgt. Sterve
Libby, radio director at Tyndall
Field, will be a "bonus" for
Panama City "First Nighters. "
Mr. Bud Davis, manager of the
Ritz Theater, said that all seats,
will be reserved, and that tickets
would be available for sale in a,
CHECK RETURNED BEFORE
OWNER IS AWARE OF LOSS
Shades of Diogenes!
Sgt. Gordon Strom of the Royal
Netherlands Detachment literally
grabbed the proverbial lamp of
Diogenes and used it to light his
way to the Post Finance Office
last Wednesday afternoon.
Strom chanced upon an uncashed
check in the amount of $55.10
while strolling back to his bar-
racks from the flight line, and
lost no time in getting to the
Finance Office where he turned
the check over to Capt. Emory
Shofner, Post Finance Officer.
The check was made payable to a
Will Price, and Capt. Shofner soon
identified Price as being on the
payrolls of the Area Engineer's
department as a janitor. Through
the efforts of Miss Coulter of
that department, Price was con-
tacted and asked if he had lost
his check. Almost positive that
such was not the case, Price dug
into his bill-fold only to dis-
cover that the check was missing!
Thus, within sixty minutes, the
valuable check was lost, found
and returned before the owner was
aware of his loss.
'Unclaimed pari-mrutuel winnings
at race tracks in Illinois go to a
fund for rehabilitation for disabled
veterans of the present war.
POST OFFICE OFFERS HINTS
ON MAILING CHRSTMSAS
Only 91 days to Xmas mail
that overseas package now.
Here are a few do's and dodt's
on Christmas gift mailing to the
soldier overseas, furnished by
the AAF Post Office.
Overseas Xmas packages for men
and women in service must be mail-
ed not later tha October 15, be-
fore the end of (September if pos-
sible, to ensure delivery on time.
Packages cannot weigh more than
five pounds, when apped, cannot
measure more than 1 -nche- in
length and 36 inches in length
and girth combined.
All Xmas Gift Packages destined
for overseas should bear the e~
dorsement 'Christmas Gift Parcel"
but this can in no wise resemble
a postagjetamp or mark of any
Every overseas package should
be addressed completely clearly
-legibly printed if possible.
This should include the full name
of the soldier, his rank, his
Army serial number on the first
line. The name of the outfit
with which he is serving should
be on the second line. His Army
Post Office Number should be on
the third line and the Port Post-
master through which the package
is routed should be on the fourth
For wrapping, a strong packing
box is recommended. If the pack-
age contains various small items,
each of these must be wrapped
separately, completely and thor-
oughly protected so that no danger
to contents or to handlers occurs.
Note that postage must be fully
'Remember, only 91 days to Xmas.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
September 25, 1943
TBE TYNDALL TARGET
LEGEND BEHIND WAC INSIGNIA
EXPLAINED BY T/F STUDENT
OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
What. connection do a Pallas
Athena have with the ACs? If
this were the $64 qusto what
would your answer be? ..Sorry
brother, but that's
The head of Pallas then is
the official liignia f the WAC.
It is worn by oiffi re and en-
listed personnel like with a
slight differ) occurring in
construction., The insignia for
officers is & ut-out of the head
of Ples Athaen, whereas the in-
-slgnia for enlisted personnel
shows the head of Pallas Athena
superimposed on brass
In Grecian mythology, Pallas
Athena is the daughter of Zeus
and Metis who Iprang from the
head of Zeus with a mighty war-
cry and in complete armor. She
is the goddess of wisdom, war,
counsel, protectress of Greek
cities and patroness of the use-
ful and elegant arts.
Her attribute are the serpent,
the owl and egis adorned with
Medusa's head. Among the festi-
vals in her ho!I wre the Three
Sacred Plows (seed-time) for
priests in summer, for magis-
trates at the end of winter and
In the reign of Crecops, both
Poseidon and Athena contended for
the possession of Athens. The
gods resolved that whichever of
them produced a git most useful
to mortals shd hame possession.
Poseidon struck the ground with
his trident and straightway a
horse appeared. Athena then
planted the ollve. he gods gave
the city to tbi goddess from whom
it was called Athenae.
*Pf', E.T. Delbyck
NEWS m //4 6 f"4
Ask any fellow in Squadron B'
how it feels to be a Gypsy. We'
moved again this week for the sixty-
umpth time. We can now pack and
be ready to move at the drop of a
Sgt. Kenneth Auge has set some
kind of a record in writing his.wife
over 550 letters in his first year-in
the army. This surely proves that
marriage is an institution, b t who
wants to live in an institution?
PX Be Bee, with the big blue eyes,
is the current flame in my heart,
said Cpl. Nick Ammadio when asked
for his contribution for this week's
You've heard of the gruesome two-
some, but have you ever heard of the
three musty beers? Andy, Pinney
and Dimples. They can be found
every night with their tongues hang-
ing out jealously in their eyes, sit-
ting in front of the 343rd (Beer
Hall). Poor little WAAC's.
LOST AND FOUND
Lost:' One'stool belonging to Sgt.
Dorey. Finder please return and
place in latrine so the Sergeant can
shave again. (The mirrors are so
high in our new barracks).
Found: One beautiful girl in
Florida State Women's College by
Sgt. Bako. Owner please do not try
to get same back, as he won't give
this one up.
Lost: A pair of Cpl. stripes by
To P. F. C. Ryan: We are all
sweating out that furlough with you
and we hope that little Ryan, Jr.,
the first, whom you have never
seen, looks like his Pop, you hand-
some thing, you.
Once again a grueling six weeks
is over and a new batch of damn
good gunners are on the way to give
the Axis hell. Good luck, men!
Quietly, without fear, Pfc. Ginrr
took the last step that brought him
to the chair, Should he get into It
without resistance or should be make
a last desperate attempt to escape?
The question seemed to take hours'
to be 'decided in his mind but at last
he, sat down. Bolt upright, staring
straight ahead, trying not to think,
he saw his destroyer homing nearer
to him. This couldn't be true. The
long months that he had taken to
make things go well would soon be
for naught and his hard work would
be of no avail, What was the use
of trying trying to be individualis-
tic? The Army had other ideas and
you conformed, that was the order,
Before he know It was over, he look-
ed down and saw his blonde looks
carelessly strewn around the bar-
ber's chair, His "zodt-gult" haircut
had gone the way of all un-Arm'y
hairdos and he reached .up and
carefully fingered' the short close to
the scalp 0. I, bob that was in its
place. Requlscat Im pacem, "zoot-
There Is a tale going around the
Squadron that the current gunner
of the week, Pvt. Eugent Anderson,
is quite a hepster, to use the par-
lance of those in the know, It seems
that on Thursday evening, the limp
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that is in evidence all week at for-
mation suddenly disappears and in
Its place is the rockin' and rollln'
jive routines of a seasoned jitter-
.bug. Imagine his surprise when he
"cut" his section Instructor, S/Sgt.
Snowden, who stood away from An.
person and watched -while he con-
torted his frame into the whirling
dervish breaks of the jive and roll,
Needless to say Anderso' marches
with his flight now.
That look of relief on the bachelor
instructors' faces is because the
lover of the outfit, Sgt, Morgan, left
for DeLand, Florida, Seriously tho,'
Morgan will be missed in the squad-
ron and his constructive ideas for
the newly formed Instructors'. Club
were a help in starting it off on the
We wonder if soft-spoken S/Sgt,
Cecil Smith, of the Tallahassee
Smiths, really did find a new heart
throb while on three day pass over
the last week end? From the smile
and happy attitude that was on his
face when he returned, we would
think so and although he won't talk,
the old saying of "Silence gives con-
pent" is being applied to his cast.
As predicted, Flight 4 copped
the Squadron Flag for the fourth
consecutive week. Hats off to
the men in that flight.
Flight 3 of Squadron C will al-
ways be indebted to Pfc. Brancon
for his wonderful job of painting
the flight's emblem.
Crew Chiefs: Pfc. Stevenson of
Flight 2, can pro-flight any ship,
on the line in 3 minutes.
Cheers: The men of the Squad-
ron wish the following a speedy
recovery from their illnesses:
Sgt. Jackson, Sgt. Palmentieri,
Pvts. Sylvia, Line, Riggin, Man-
dos and Pfcs. Findell and Breck.
Alumnae. Here in our midst, we
are proud to have former stars
from Indiana University. While
Pvt. Cowan was making a name on
the gridiron for himself, Cpl,
Shelby was starring in his own
right, as a Trumpeteer, with fa-
ous Marching Hundred.
Suggestions: How about putting
some of the enlisted men's sta-
tionery on sale in the Coffee
Shop in place of some of the cheap
literature now on sale?
What's Wrong?: Last week a
(pls. Rye, Dremann, and Sgt.
Baumhauer became real "eager beav-
ers" last Saturday night when they
took part in the bond rally parade.
They "rode" on the back of a weap-
One wouldn't believe it, but Pfc.
Johnson and Kirfoot are really a
bunch of radio bugs. They go around
talking to one another in code lan-
guage S/Sgt. Theriout wants
everyone, to know that he is the of-
ficial "Chow Master" now that he
takes the students to and from
John Hartman stayed in last Sun-
day and waited for the gals from
Florada, Alabama. He is still sing-
ing the blues since they showed him
up Pfc. Amecangiol, "the mara-
thon runner," keeps in trim by chas-
ing-the WACs nightly ... Was it Pfc,
Fales who tried to get in the gate
with a cigar instead of his pass?
The MP's have plenty of sympathy.
S. .We understand that Pfc. Court-
ney is going to be a pretty spiffy
guy when he gets those sergeant
stripes. It so happens that he has
his eye on one of those officer suits.
Why doesn't someone tell Pfc. Je-
rome Darwin, of St. Louis, Mo., that
St. Louis is a city and not a state?
S. .We wonder why the boys of sec-
tion thirty-three have been study-
ing Military Courtesy so diligently
of late? Is Pfc. Kraft's cover-
alls actually ripped that bad or is he
trying something new in the way of
Who was the Cadet official that
was reamedd" by an M. P. for park-
ing his car incorrectly in frbnt of
the Cadet orderly room? There
was a "rip snortin' time in room
five of barracks 409 when Sipple
passed his turret and machine gun
Won't some one give Cadet Farrar
a break and sing for him in forma-
tion? Since Cadet MacLead had
a preview of Panama City, he will be
able to act as guide for the rest of
the Cadets on their first open post.
Everytime the Cadets go over the
obstacle course they .wonder what
Lt. Lawson will do with the five
foot square empty space in the mid-
dle of the course.
Cadet Alexander boasts that the
Hurricane is a snap for him to fly
... Room-mates Cadet Decker and
Bagoff are having a tough'time ex-
plaining why they were stood up
last Saturday night in Panama City.
certain soldier (HA) was out
drinking with a charming young
lady, so he thought. Long about
the time when all good gunners
decide to get down to business,
(HA), he suggested that he and
his girl take a stroll in the
moonlight. The girl replied by
asking, 'What squadron are you
from?'' With a voice'that rang
with pride he declared, 'Squadron
C. Whereupon the girl immedi-
Church: The Catholic Mass is
offered for the intentions of all
Aerial Gunners and Students. On
Sunday the 26th eight o'clock Mass
will be offered especially for
Squadron C students. All Catho-
lics are urged to attend and also
receive Holy Communion in a body.
Remember, 8 A.M. Sept. 26th.
-Pfc. Ray Adams
.THE TYNDALL TARGET
"...formation at skunk hollow..."
THE TYNDALL TARGET
A STUDENT GUNNER SKETCHES
EARLY PHASES OF TRAINING
Pvt. Ion Paleologue Is one of those rare persons who were born and
raised in Manhattan's Greenwich Village and have turned out to be
competent artists. Ion (pronounced "yahn") is 32, and according to
his record, is a professional artist and scenic designer.
His greatest thrill in the field of art was his 1-year nation-wide
tour with "The Army War Show" as chief scenic designer for the
Quartermaster exhibit. Prior to this assignment, Ion received ac-
claim for his landscape designing of the General Motors' Futureama
at the recent New York World's Fair.
Paleologue enlisted In August, 1942, for glider pilot training.
He was called to active service in April, 1943, and sent to Waco,
Tex., for advanced liaison training having previously completed a
civilian pilot training course at Pittsburgh. Two weeks before
graduation he was "washed out" and was sent to Tyndall for aerial
Through an item from his squadron's "scribbling" we learned of his
ability with the pen and brush and asked him to sketch several phases
of gunnery training for Target readers. He kindly obliged, and the
Target is proud to present this first contribution of art by a
,...turret drill harmonizing..."
September 25, 1943
ONE WEEK OF THE WAR"
Week of September 17-24
\ /___ I7ZL~~
In a reverse application of
the wheeling principle which
the Germans developed primar-
ily as a method of striking at
France through Holland and Bel-
gium, the Nazis have swung shut
a gate dividing northern and
The hinge of the gate is at
Naples. From there it extends
east across Italy to a point
somewhat north of Bari on the
Adriatic coast, a seaport now
in British hands.
The Americans are battering
at the hinge of the gate so
effectively that the battle of
Salerno has become the battle
General Clark's Fifth Army
tussled mightily last week with
the German troops solidly dug
into the rocky mountains of
American soldiers reached
points where they could look
down on the once-gay Italian.
port of Naples.
The Germans began to do a
job of destruction on the city.
There were great fires. The
Nazis sank 30 ships in Naples
harbor, blocking the berths
where the Allies might have
been able to land men and mat-
erials. Demolition squads were
doing their best to put the
city into such condition that
it would be of minimum value
to the Allies when it is fin-
The Germans, as might be ex-
pected, vented their anger on
the citizens. Thousands of
residents of Naples were re-
ported slain for violation of
Nazi curfew regulations in the
Meanwhile, the rugged British
smashed at the gate farther in-
land, trying to batter down the
barrier which stands between
the Allies and Italy's air-
ports and industrial cities in
the northern part of the pen-
Up in northeastern Italy and
northwestern Yugoslavia, pat-
riots were engaged in bitter
guerilla warfare with the Ger-
mans, sniping valiantly at the
occupation armies of the Nazis.
French commandoes entered
th scene, too. They swarmed
ashore on the former French
island of Corsica, accompanied
by some Americans, and aided
by the Italian garrison there
began tossing the 12,000 Ger-
mans stationed on the island
into the sea.
Italian troops took Sardinia
with little difficulty. The
two islands 'est of the central
part of the Italian peninsula
will be of strategic import-
ance. They form good bases
from which to strike at south-
ern France and northwestern
Rabaul Next on
Rabaul, most important of
Japan's southwest Pacific bas-
es, is the newest objective
for General MacArthur's planes
This fine harbor is on New
Britain island, northeast of
New Guinea, where the American
and Australian troops have done
a good job of exterminating
Japs and have occupied, the
bases of Lae and Salamaua.
Japanese airdromes on Bou-
gainville island have been
shaken by heavy air bombard-
ments as the Air. Force began
the preparations for a ground
assault on Rabaul.
Allied ground troops landed
near Finschhafen--60 miles
northeast of Lae. Capture of
Finschhafen would give the
Allies a good springboard for
the attack on New Britain.
There were raids on enemy-
held territory in the Gilbert
Island area by an American
carrier task force which col-
laborated with land-based Army
and Navy and bombers.
The Return of
The Russians have come back
to their one-time metropolis
of Kiev. They are so close to
that city, fourth largest in
Russia, that the Russian sol-
diers can see people walking
on the streets there.
Smolensk, too, was almost in
the hands of the Russians; Smo-
lensk, once the key to the Ger-
man attack and defense lines
on the eastern front,
The Russians have only slight-
ly more than 150 more miles to
go before they will reach the
former Polish border, and thus
will have retaken the Ukrain-
ian territory which has been
in German hands for so long.
Escape paths from the Crime-.
an peninsula have been batter-
ed, and many Germans may be
Prisoners of War
We have 100,000 German and
40,000 Italian prisoners of
war in America, says Maj. Gen.
Allen W. Gullion, provost mar-
He reported last week that
there are only 93 Japanese
POW's in this country, but that
General MacArthur holds a few
Nothing has been decided a-
bout what to do with the Ital-
ian prisoners now that an arm-
istice has been signed with
Navy Now Has
The Navy made a report on
In the. past three years, the
sea arm has grown to more than
fourteen thousand ships, of
five million tons.
And completion of those ves-
sels already planned will put
the Navy's strength at 18,000
City of Dreadful Night
THERE is a real City of Dreadful Night-and the bomber
crews of the Army Air Forces soon shall know it well.
The charts of Berlin are spread; the courses to Berlin are
plotted; our comrades of the RAF have marked the path
with flare and bomb; we are going to visit the Nazi capital
by night and by day. Death shall come to the City of
Death at long last.
Have we forgotten that here in Berlin, seven years ago,
Truth died on a pyre of sacred books? Do we remember
that Honor died here when Hitler's stormtroops marched
into Czecho-Slovakia? The crucifixion of Faith began in
this city as jail doors opened for Pastor Niemoeller. Then
followed the bombing of Rotterdam and on that day-in
Berlin-the Christlike grace we call Pity was dead. Prague
SWarsaw Paris Belgrade Athens
were swept into German darkness. These cities knew tears
and misery unspeakable; in Berlin there was a smug and
Nazi trumpets jibed at Poland; Nazi flags danced in the
sad air above Norway. Berlin had become the stony tomb
of every ideal which Christianity reveres. Its people turned
their stupid faces to Goebbels, Goering, Himmler and
Hitler. Remorse died last-but in this city Remorse is
Remember all this you men of the Fortresses and Lib-
erators. Warsaw still lives for courage and Paris for hu-
manity; Prague stirs alive with its dream of freedom and
little Athens is named with love and sorrow by good men
everywhere. But Berlin this great charnel house
.. this lair of bullies this satannic altar to war has
So let it die. Let the great bombs dig its grave both
wide and deep. In letters of fire may its epitaph be: "Here
stood a city that hated Mankind and mocked their God."
-From AAF Blue Network Broadcast "Wings to Victory"
THE TYNDALL TARGET
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST
TO YOUR LETTER,
OU asked how things are going here at
home. Whether we're in this thing with
you... up to the hilt. And how you'll find
things when you come back.
Pretty plain English, son, when you wrote,
: U.S.A. had damn well better be what
we're fighting for when we return."
Most of us feel just that way about it. And
we're talking about the same things.
The big job of helping you get this fight
over with... fast. That comes first. And let no
one tell you that isn't the grim resolve in the
heart of every real American over this nation.
Millions of hands will keep on working to
deliver into your hands a safer, harder fighting
plane ... a faster, surer motor ... a stronger
ship... a better gun... until your enemy and
ours is silenced.
But what then? Well, son, we give it back
to you in plain English. If the brains and
hands and skill that have organized and pro-
duced so successfully for death and destruc-
tion cannot turn with equal skill to the bigger
work of peace-then we shall have hopelessly
failed ourselves as well as you.
It's pretty simple, isn't it, the thing you
want when this is done. A job-not charity.
The privilege of returning to your place in a
free man's world. This reward you will have
earned, soldier-a reward we are working to
guarantee you-the unfettered opportunity to
build the kind of a life you want to live--
when you come back.
The Saturday Evening
Number 44 in a sesig oa advertisements ap-
pearing regularly in The Saturday Evening Post
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Waller Trainers Simulate
Actual Battle Conditions
For Student Gunners
Here are some scenes taken on one of the Waller
Trainers, the latest devices adopted by the Army Air
Forces for training aerial gunners.
The Waller Trainers at Tyndall Field give students
the nearest approach to actual combat conditions it is
possible to reproduce. Through five projectors focus-
ed on a huge 40 foot screen the gunners are subject to
attack by fighter planes while defending a bomber.
One of the scenes shows the control operator at his
electrically operated board. The operator is in com-
munication with each of the four gunners in his trainer
and in front of him is a device which records the num-
ber of rounds each student fires, the number of hits
scored and the number of bursts fired.
In another scene the four gunners are shown with
their guns focused on the screen during an "attack."
The guns are electrically operated and simulate oper-
ations of caliber .50 machine guns even to the recoil
when the triggers are pulled.
The lone gunner shown in another scene has his head-
phones plugged in for communication with the control
operator and is ready for an attack which may come
from any direction.
The other scene shows one of the attacking fighters
as it veered away from the bomber after approaching.
STHE TYNDALL TARGET V
Test Toughness Of Glass
That Protects B 24 Gunner
One of the questions most frequently asked aerial gunners returned
from combat is, "How bullet proof is the big glass that protects B-24
From an AAF Training Command's mobile training unit at Lowry Field,
Colo., last week came a partial answer. It came in the form of a
first-hand story told to a member of the public relations section at
Lowry Field by two sergeants attached to the mobile training unit,
who, back in December, 1942, conducted an informal and unofficial
'est at the Army Air Base at Alamgordo, N.M.
SThe two sergeants, T/Sgt. Julian C. Teigen, Kenyan, Minn., and
S/Sgt. Reuben H. Call, Colrain, Mass., had had many an argument
about the relative protection afforded by the bullet proof glass be-
hind which a B-24 tail gunner operate's. One day a B-24, on a routine
training flight, crashed near their base. They heard about it, and
immediately removed the big sheet of glass from the tail of the
wrecked plane. It was in perfect shape with only a corner slightly
Measuring the glass they found it to be 22 inches high by 19 inches
wide by 2 and 3/16 inches thick. "Its five layers were ground flaw-
lessly," said one of the sergeants, "and you could look through it
with perfect vision." Soliciting the aid of the armament chief of
one of the squadrons at the base, an un-named sergeant, they immedi-
ately set up the test.
Out to the firing range went the three researchers. They placed
the glass in a vertical position so the projectiles would hit head
on. Then, they withdrew to a firing point one hundred yards distant.
Using both .30 and .50 cal. free firing machine guns, provided by
;he armament chief, they started blasting away.
First shot was a .30 cal. tracer projectile. It made a one-half
inch dent in the glass and ricocheted back over their heads. Teigen,
who had always claimed the glass was bullet proof, shouted, "I told
you so!" Call, the disbeliever, said, "Just a minute, buddy--wait'll
we try this one." He thereupon let fly with a .30 cai. ball pro-
jectile. It plowed into the glass three-quarters of an inch. Its
jacket disintegrated and splattered like mud.
Amazed by the resistance of the glass, the men swung the cal. .50
gun into position and fired a .50 cal. tracer projectile. This en-
tered about three-quarters of an inch and ricocheted slightly. Next,
they fired a cal. .50 ball projectile, and when it smashed into the
glass it penetrated about one inch.
Convinced by this time that the glass had plenty of guts and could
stand the real "fireworks," the researchers loaded with .50 gal. ar-
mour piercing ammunition. Now the test had reached the critical
stage. The enemy uses armour piercing ammunition. On every mission
the big bombers absorb a certain amount of it. A single projectile
was fired. It screamed into the target, shed its jacket in the first
layer of glass, pierced clear through, and stopped with about one-
half inch protruding on the other side.
This surprised all three sergeants and heartened them to go "the
limit" in an effort to discover what it would take to really smash
the glass. They loaded the gun with three armour piercing and two
ball projectiles.. They were fired alternately in a single burst.
This burst was too much for the stout hearted glass. The projectiles
carved a jagged hole about two inches in diameter.
At this point, Teigen and Call felt that they had settled their
argument. Without much protesting from Call, they agreed on the con-
clusion that the glass protecting the tail gunner on a B-24 is re-
latively safe from .30 and .50 cal. machine gun fire. To support
their statement they point to the following factors:
(1) Few hits in combat will be head on as was the case in the test.
(2) The glass has ricochet qualities.
(3) Chances of being subjected to concentrated fire on one spot on
the glass during combat are very, very remote.
(4) Chances of being subjected to concentrated fire on one spot
from the distance used in the test 100 yards-are even more remote.
Sgts. Teigen and Call teach full maintenance of power turrets to
ground crews and flight maintenance to flight crews. They are at-
tached to a B-24 mobile training unit. Both are graduates of the
Lowry Field power turret school.
Humorous sequel to the story occurred when the sergeants shipped
the glass back to power turret authorities at Lowry Field.' They
packed it in a case and market it "Glass. Fragile. Handle with
Care." The case arrived at the sub-depot at Lowry. Curious officials
saw its markings and shook it slightly. The pulverized glass made a
slight noise. They opened the case and saw that the glass wasn't in
good shape. They prepared to sue the railroad, but turret school
officers, on being informed that the glass had arrived, explained the
"BACK THE ATTACK!"
-BUY WAR BONDS-
Now that the mess men are tak-
ing regular P. T. there are frequent
debates regarding who's best at cer-
tain spots. To settle all disputes
let's all get signed up with Cpl. Kne-
bel, who is organizing a softball and
bowling team, and if we can get a
team in any other sports, let's do so:
The entire squadron joins in wish-
ing S/Sgt. Mancinelli a speedy re-
covery and quick return to duty.
Same goes for Private Dees The
mess halls were proud to have as
their guest this week-end, Gen. Wil-
liams, on a tour of inspection. Ini-
cidentally the General seemed pleas-
ed, we're happy to say.
At the Post dance this week, 'Cpl.
Higgenbotham and Pvt. Cogg4fis
seemed to have had a swell time
holding hands, and not with each
Youre heai 'of Gremlins. Well
I'vi tvwo of my Very own. It seems
just at meal time or at the p4ak of
cleaning up, my chief Gremlins, Sgts.
Cypher and Candelboro, will pull up
with a truck load of supplies and at
the top of their sweet voices yell for
the K. P. pusher to have their truck
unloaded on the double.
Now that Boist Sgt. Barbier has
defitad all initiall billiard players,
th .-lya ha-e taken to playing
'6h'u'and ... Can it be
love .o has Friednr got a
pArt fnte j the s ard .
He's lway Pfc.
Thornbon 4i* hat cet V WAC,
buried their t yet?' Pvt.
'Farrid is co it lasting marriage, I
hear, or is it Jt a rumor '
" To The Men Of Apalachicola
Speak to us with reverence, look upon us withi' for we are that
happy little band of men who, by reason of sup4t :Intelligence and
exceptional skill with firearms, werb.,oisen to nd the days of our
aerial gunnery training on the happy hbttftg gri ',of Apalaphlcola.
To those who remained behind at Tyndall Fle.l extend'our cqp-
dolences. In time the wounds will heal and b 88 ass pW away -
peace be on you.
To this class from Apalachicola is left a hos t'$ tehder. memories;
McCullen losing the cover group on the splash misLilon...8a,~er try-
ing to settle his stomach with the 'Reader's DLiast,...McCLlen ex-
perimenting with the high speed switch and brea~g the oxygen out-
let...zint firing both barrels at 1,00 yards,...f6Gullen trampling
on the parachutes..."Dodo Bucewat Beroeott..Moifullen firing ahead of
time... Bulkhead* Schultz getting out of the wrong side of the turrpt
and battering his way towards the tall,..Zant charging Wydra's
fingers...Schaffer trying to load his guns during a modified slow
roll and strangling in the ammunition belt... S6ion 10 waiting in
line for the pail...West counting 74 hlJs in hMltArget and getting
credit fot 9...McCullen---MAMMA, THAT MAN'S HEI~E2dAN!
There was the Beer Party, Mr. Levendosky the `btmiAnous agitator
and the bed-wrecking; 8gt. Gray seeking marital advice from-the Mail
Orderly and the anuseating behaviour of the Mail Orderl and Mr.
West in the Day Room which drove Lt. Lugo out into the rlin; Sgt.
Mahos being picked up by the M.P.'s--of course, he wasn't doing any-
Enough of that; we leave with the entire personnel of Apalachlcola
our profound gratitude and appreciation for making our stay there one
of the brightest spots in our cadet scrap-book. To Lt. Frijdman our
sincerest thanks for his generous efforts on our behalf and to Lt.
Lugo we offer our deepest respect and Drofound apologies for the
distress we have inflicted on him.
We give you a toast, 'To Apalachicola, Hall, Farewell a makTuou.
-A/C CKAi XI, ard
Chow Line ChaHitr
September 25, 1943
T HE TYNDAIL TARGET
Page 8 TILE TYNDALL TARGET
=Ce~i uarter* matteP
Ha, ha, the QM finally has.a pool
table and the Day Room has taken
on all the appearance of Smoky Joe's,
Billiard Palace Pvt. Freddy
Hentschke, recently demoted to the
exalted position' of bus driver, re-
turned from P. C. after a hectic-
weekend in the Marie .what was
that statement about "no more
romance"? Cpl. Francis Patrick
Curran, everybody's friend and-
neighbor and friend of the family,
deftly evaded the clutches of the law
last Sunday night with his blarney
Cpl. Tony Direnzo, latest addition.
to the Brown boys at the Motor
Pool has developed a new romance;
system to the extent that he can
now burn the candle at both .ends
and in the middle,, too witness'
his Saturday night and Sunday af-
ternoon dates with a "Number
Pleaser" and every other night with
Cpl. Dom Lentlie, scion of the fa-
mous Lentlie family of Voorheesville,
Albany County, N. Y., has as his'
guest over the month-end another
native of Voorheesville who is at-
tending gunnery school it has
been noted in higher circles that Cpl.
Zulu Glaster is getting veddy, veddy
jealous because of this situation .
Cpl. John M. Naples, Chicago's gift.
to the armed forces, is nurturing a
blow to the heart suffered Friday
night, the cause of which is unde-
termined as this goes to press.
Leo DeWolf Wolford, Pfc.; was re.
Since last week's Target came out,
Cpl. Hazel H. Willis has received a
lot of kidding as well as congratula-
tions for the. really swell job of q
surance selling he has done in the
squadron. Looks as if he has found
a job for himself when he returme
to civilian life. Just the same, we
think that it's a lie-that story'
about him carrying a copy of the.
Target to impress a young lady with
the picture on page seven.
Due to unfavorable weather and
the inability of a detail under Pfce
J. Watkins to finish construction of
a boKing ring, T/5 Australia Per-
ry's boxing match scheduled for the
20th has been postponed; but the
new ping pong table in the Rec Hall'
got a workout on the 19th with Cpl,
Marvin Carter defeating four oppon-,
ents to retain his squadron table.
The dance on the 16th was also
held in the Rec Hall, and while an
orchestra wasn't available, the bugs
had a good time with a juke box
and some really hot records. On
the 17th, the Rec Hall again was
the scene of G. I. movies. "When
Johnnie Comes Marching Home," re-
leased by the Red Cross, and was
enioved by all.
The squadron is now looking for-
ward to it's appearance on the fir-
ing range, with most men anticipat-
ing a better score than they made'
as recruits last year. Some of the
men are still being ridden for clos-
ing their eyes when they last fired.
One of the peculiarities here is the
fact that two men answer to num-
bers 62 and 53. B9th are privates
and both are named James Small.
The numbers, of course, are the last
two digits of -their serial number,,
and incidentally, they are tHle only'
two digits which differ. The situa-
tion has caused the First Sergeant
to lose some of his skimpy hair, and
it has really raised h-- with the
duty rosters ,etc.
-Cpl. Arthur B. Williams
poitedly wed last week to a local
belle but as usual it turned out ta
be only a fishing trip there is
really something fishy going on there
. will bear watching .. The hon-
orable James Joseph McDonnell, late
of Apalach and N. Y.'s Deadend, has
-been broke for two weeks now, sub-
sequently the pots in the local poker
games have diminished to a mere,
fifty bucks or so.
It is rumored by one and all con-
cerned that plans are underway to
throw a cordon of MP's around the
Rec Hall Monday. night when the
QM Quiz Kids match wits with the'
WAC Savants. The QM plans to
field .a glamor boy quartet with a
new strategy since all- are very pro-
ficient in the art-of "Snowing" .
Cpl. P. L. C. .Leonardi, shining light.
of the Propert Section, promises,
great things are in the offing if his
team-mates can stay sober enough
to reach the Rec Hall stage.
Oh yeah, the lineup: 1st base,
Samky Ackerman, mathematician
extraordinary and former associate
with A. Einstein (Ackerman and
Einstein, Women's Foundations); 2nd
base, Pfc. James Joseph McDonnel,
about whom too much has been said
already; and none other ihan. the
original quiz kiddie himself, P. Mur-
gatroyd Zalf, refugee ),f Lowell,
Mass., and escapee from the Post
Motor Pool, man of all vork, lather-
of a family, and general all around
GFU watch it WACics, here they
come that's all!
Frega wanted his name in the pa-
per this week so that explains this
sentence With this chilly weath-
er has come out the winter issue of
underwear Frega said that he's
a white collar model now, and that
he is glamorous. (We knew him
when he didn't know how many
chins- he had.)
What well known Master Sergeant
is paying the radio shop numerous
visits? Careful of the static bud ...
I have it from very reliable sources
that S/Sgt. Gaylo is the "wolf" of
the outfit. The other day a sailor
greeted him with a wolf call and
that's getting pretty good when a
sailor concedes to a soldier. 'Then
there is the' little story about the
other Master Sergeant who was,
marching a detail of men and passed-
a detail.of WAACs and gave a hear-.
ty salute in all earnestness. The
best part of it was that she was a
technical corporal and.not a lieuten-
Lt. Patrick Martin is with us again
and is taking the place of Captain
Evans. We are all with you, Lt.
'Martin, and we know that you are
"on the ball." S/Sgt. Skender,
said that he was the best dressed
soldier at Saturday's inspection. I
think that's putting it a little thick
between the layers What roam-
ing Casanova S/Sgt., never says
Enough for this week. Remember,
if you want to keep the home fires
burning you must have the spark.
You can always tell a private
By 'his look of great alarm;
You can always tell a sergeant
By the chevrons on his arm;
You can tell a first lieutenant
By his manners, dress and such;
You can tell a second looey,
But you can't tell him verty much.
Students And Permanent Party Men
Compete In Track Meet Tomorrow
Tyndall's second track and field meet will get under way
tomorrow morning at 10:30 on the Post Athletic Field with
more than 100 GIs expected to compete for the numerous
trophies and individual medals to be awarded.
The Special Service Office stressed the fact that the meet
is open to both permanent party and student gunners. Per-
manent party men will be entered according to squadrons, while
student gunners may enter as teams or as individuals.
In addition to trophies for winning teams and medals to in-
dividual winners, a trophy will be awarded to the outstanding
athlete of the day.
Judges for the meet will be Capt. 0.0. Freeman, Lt. h.B.
Lawson, Lt. Stanley Drongawski, Lt. D.G. Moore and Sgt. Berry.
The following are the events listed for the meet:
100 yard dash 440 yard relay
220 yard dash 880 yard relay
440 yard dash High Jump
1 mile run Broad Jump
CPL. CARTER WINS AVIATION SCHEDULE FOR 2nd VOLLEY
TABLE TENNIS CROWN
Cpl. Marvin Carter blasted his
way through four tough opponents
last Saturday night to retain his
title as table tennis champion of
the Aviation Squadron.
Cpl. William Baker, Pfc. Hazel
Williams and Pvt. Joe Pitts also.
finished in the prize-winning
The tourney was staged under
the supervision of Cpls. Perry
and Baker, with Special Services
furnishing the awards.
TORNADOES CONCLUDE SEASON
The Tyndall Tornadoes played
their last game of the season
two weeks ago against the Jack-
sonville Coast Guardsmen, but
didn't know it at the time.
A new Army order prohibiting
road trips of more than 25
miles distant caused the Tyn-
dall team to cancel its return
twin-bill with the Jax nine
which was to have been played'
at Jacksonville last weekend.
Since it would be impossible
to schedule games with teams
of equal competitive ability
in this vicinity, Coach (Lt.)
Stan Drongowski and the boys
have decided to hang up their
spikes for the season.
The Tornadoes closed hostil-
itie.s with a .636 average,
winning 21 out of 30 games.
Figures Don't Lie
Figures, like facts, have often
been bromidically prefixed by the
word "cold". But here are some
hot facts.and hotter figures.
Ten cents buys a message capsule.
for a carrier pigeon; 73 cents to
$2.75 buys hand grenades; $3.75 per
AA shell; $80.00 gets a Garand
rifle; $100.00 per depth bomb. $150,
a 500.lb. bomb; $600, a 90.lb. ma-
chine gun or a 2,000-lb. block bust.
er; $12,000 for a torpedo; $12,325
buys a 37-mm Ack Ack gun; $40,-
000 buys a light tank and $75,000
a medium, and $300,000 wings' a
Flying Fortress on its way.
Figures and facts. Figures like
these Back the Attack-via Bonds.
BALL ROUND ANNOUNCED
Ole' man rain prevented most
of last week's volley ball games
from being played. However, it
is expected that many of the
postponed games will be played
off early in the week in order to
clear the way for the second round
The new pairing were released
on Friday by the Special Service
,Office, with nine teams entered
in the competition.
First week opponents are:
Medics vs. (Bye)
Ordnance vs. Redbirds
69th vs. Canaries
CM vs. Alt. Trng. Unit
GMs vs. White Flashes
Ordnance vs. (Bye)
Medics vs. 69th
Alt, Trng. Unit vs. Redbirds
White Flashes vs. Canaries
oMs. vs. QM
(Last named team is the 'home' team)
We came across this photo of
starlet Dona Drake and decided
that she could best fill this
space. All in favor say "aye,"
opposed "no" carried!
THE TYNDALL TARGET
--T- -TYNIA-- -TAr+R- 1 e
Pvt. Al Ragusa (left) shakes hands with Cpl. Agustin Arroyjo
(right) prior to trading blows in the first of the fourteen
bouts held last Friday night at the Receiving Pool. Sgt. Mel
Altis, T/F Boxing Instructor, is shown (center) giving the boys
Ragusa, of New York city, weighing 175 lbs., was the winner.
Arroyo, who weighed in at 165 lbs., hails from Pasadena, Cal.
A LEFT TO THE JAWI
Pvt. Hector Sapien, of Los Angeles, Cal., takes one on the
jaw from Pvt. Bob Blasingame of So. Carolina. Saplen is a ring
veteran of many amateur and professional bouts and the blow he
is shown receiving from Blaslngame did not deter him from blast-
ing through to win over his opponent, who had a 15 lb. advantage.
Sapien tips the scales at 125, while Blaslngame Is In the 140
500 SKUNK HOLLOWERS HOWL APPROVAL AT FIRST
BOXING CARD; PERMANENT PARTY MEN TO BOX
ON MONDAY NIGHTS, BEGINNING OCTOBER 4
More than five hundred "residents" of Skunk Hollow were
treated to a fourteen match boxing card last Friday night when
28 of their number donned gloves and "mixed it up" in three-
It was all in fun for both the spectators and the partici-
pants as the pugilists took to the ring with little or no pre-
liminary training. Sgt. Mel Altis, appointed to supervise
Tyndall's boxing program, reports that the boys put on a great
The bouts are to be a weekly
feature at the "Hollow" every
Friday evening. Meanwhile, box-
ing instruction for the men of
the Receiving Pool will be given
daily, except Saturday and Sun-
day, at 4 P.M.
With the approaching cool
weather, a boxing program for
permanent party personnel has
already been scheduled. All GIs
who desire to learn the finer
points of self defense are urged
to sign up for boxing instruction
periods to be held at 8 A.M. and
2 P.M. daily except Saturday and
Sunday at Area #2, and at 10 A.M.
on the Line physical training
Enlisted men interested in at-
tending the ring sessions are re-
quested to turn their name, rank
and squadron number in to the
Special Service Office. The ses-
sions will be held In conjunction
with the daily P.T. periods.
Regular Monday evening bouts
for permanent party men are sched-
uled to begin October 4.
The following men participated
in the bouts staged at Skunk Hol-
low last Friday evening.
Agustin Arroyo, Al Ragusa, Al-
ton Johnson, John Leiden, R. Mit-
chell, D. Rositano, John Harper,
Harvey Gordon, Robert Blasingame,.
Hector Sapien, P. Burrell and J.
Don Gloglio, Eddie Barrett, Bob
Erickson, Martin Marco, Jim Dick-
erson, Don Dayton, Lee Anderson,
Dan O'Connor, Dick Evinger, Jim
Olsen, Allie Palmer, Bob Sheridan,
Eddie Philo, Rick Moreno, John
West and Gene LaScottie.
T/F GOLFERS MEET NATC
SEXTET HERE SUNDAY
A sextet of Tyndall Field golf-
ers will meet a team from the
Naval Aviation Training Center at
Pensacola in a team match at the
Panama Country Club at Lynn Haven
The Tyndall par chasers will be
seeking revenge for a 10-8 defeat
they suffered at the hands of the
Naval linkmen on the NATC course
at Pensacola last Sunday.
The Air Forces team is composed
of Sgts. Si Moye, Gilbert McCrary,
Fred Larson and Ken Craumer and
Pvts. Louis Broward and Harry
Bishop. Pvt. Broward was low
scorer at Pensacola with a 76 for
the par 72 Navy course.
TENNIS TOURNAMENT FOR
Tyndall's student gunners will
get the first crack a- the field's
new tennis courts when they meet
in open competition Sunday, Oct.
The tournament is open only to
the field's student gunners and
is scheduled to begin at 10 A.M.
There will be no "doubles" com-
petition, only "singles."
It is reported that outstanding
figures in three sports will soon
be drafted for government use.
Washington officials are contem-
plating drafting baseball, hock-
ey, and basketball stars. These
men will not be members of the
armed forces, but will travel in
this country and allied bases
overseas presenting their talents
for the benefit of the warriors.
Although these athletes will not
take part In actual battles or
other military duties, they'llbe
subject to call, and will go
wherever the War Department de-
It will be the Yanks and Cards
again in this season's baseball
classic, the World Series. The
first three games will be played
in New York, starting October 5,
with the remaining contests in
St. Louis. We expect the Mc-
Carthymen to gain sweet revenge
for last season's dismal showing,
and whip the Cards in a five game
series. Our hero none other
than Charley Wensloff, young
southpaw hurler of the Yanks. He
has what it takes to stop the
Cards. Incidentally, the Yankees
have set a new record this season
:by hitting into 157 double plays,
but all these seem to do is to
lull the other fellow into a
sense of false security.
Last Saturday in the yale Bowl,
Wayne Johnson of the Eli carried
the ball on the first play, suf-
fered a broken neck, and was car-
ried off the field. Last season,
this same Johnson was Harvard's
star back, and gave Yale many an-
xious moments during the annual
game between the two rivals.
Despite his injury, however,
johnson will receive his letter
at the end of the current season,-
according to Yale officials, and
will be the first man in history
ever to win the "H" of Harvard
and the "Y" of Yale. There's
one for Ripley to ponder over.
Have you noticed the sensa-
tional race going on between
Wally Moses of the Chicago White
Sox and George Case of the Wash-
ington Senators for the base
stealing championship of the
American League? Up to last Sun-
day's games, Moses was out in
front with 45 stolen sacks to his
credit, but Case was-right on his
heels with 44. This 'personal
championship battle' promises to
be a stirring one right up to the
final day. It's a funny thing
that the race is so close be-
cause while Case is batting the
apple at a .286 clip, Moses is
only hitting .248.
Still on the subject of racing,
it's hard to say who's behind it,
but the knock Is being put on the
Florida horse racing season, but
hard. The following item appear-
ed In The Blood Horse magazine
concerning allotment of racing
dates to Hialeah and Tropical
parks; "The granting of dates
does not insure a winter season
in Florida. Many of the hotels
taken over by the armed forces in
the Miami neighborhood have been
vacated, and apparently there
will be no difficulty about hous-
ing winter visitors. But the
transportation situation, which
closed Tropical park before the
end of its first meeting last
season, and prevented the opening
of Hialeah park, is still criti-
cal although there have been many
indications that the pleasure
driving ban in the Eastern States
may soon be lifted. Even if it
is lifted, there is no more guar-
antee that it will not be issued
again than there was last winter,
'so that if the Florida tracks
open, they will do so with Mr.
Ickes hanging over them."
THE LULL BEFORE THE STORM
September 25, 1943
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MUSICIANS WANTED I
Due to tne numerous functions
requiring the services of the Post
Band, there is a pressing need
for the organization of another
musical group to help fill the
GIs with musical experience who-
are interested in playing with a
dance band during off hours are)
urgently requested to call Sgts.
Si Moye or Bill Barnes at #3245.
Rugged ? 69th
RAINY NIGHT CHATTER: Dur-
ing the hard rain last Monday night,
the boys in room 10 of Barracks 302
were in the midst of a very hot dis-
cussion: politics, drafting of fath-
ers, gold brickers, essential and non-
essential workers-to enumerate a
few of them. With lights out and
the pitter patter of the rain it was
most enjoyable to listen to the ar-
guments pro'and con.
Out of the darkness appeared Phil
Goodman, our favorite movie projec-
tionist. There was a lull and then
a shush-and one of the boys-quick
on the trigger quipped, "Here
oomes the -Phantom of the Opera."
This will probably help enlighten
Phil, who still is in a quandry as to
Why the boys were in an uproar.
CHIT-CHAT: First Sgt. Taylor
seems to be in a state of bewilder-
ment ever since having been accus-
ed, and I do mean accused, of being
this column's former scribe. The
truth will out, and be it known that
your writer's predecessor, known as
the "Peeker," was Tech, Sgt. Led-
better, now with a combat bombard-
ment unit, and understood to be liv-
ing the life of Reilly.
Sgt. Dave Davidson, of the Phase
Check Department, left on his fur-
lough Monday and from heresay,
one would expect him to spend most
of his time looking out of train and
bus windows during the course of
his extensive peregrinations; his
itinerary-Kentucky, Idaho and Ok-
Sgt. "Gene" Stack has that "I
think I'll apply for a three day
pass" look in his eyes again ....
Sgt. Crofts, with hope in his heart
and ambition in his soul for a career
in radio after the duration, is said
to have a fine talent for "whist-
ling." Staff Sgt. George Neville,
recently returned from a furlough,
was asked for a light to a cigarette
by your scribe-his hands quivered
like the last spasms of a dying fish.
BANDINAGE: Pot bellies and
double chins are once more coming
into their own, now that we have
only three days per week of P. T.
Yes, sir, this is the boys' idea of
Heaven, and now they feel that they
will more than make up for the
change by'devoting their spare hours
(are you kidding?) to terpischoring.
Room Six, Barracks Two, never
has a dull moment; something new,
something different always going on
-a veritable three ring circus, con-
tinuous performance stop in
and have fun. The INSTRUCTORS'
'LUB is a definite morale builder
Any project which may enhance the
instructors morale one iota is a def-
inite improvement over any previous
A sweet young thing 'I'm very
discouraged. Everything I do
seems to be wrong.'
Sgt. Runk: 'Is that right? What
are you doing Saturday night?'
SQUADRON FLASHES: Sergeant
Thomas was a bit confused the oth-
er day when the Reicken twins, El-
liott and Dan, took turns *asking
him the same questions. You'd bet-
ter tag them, Tommy, so that yoii.
can tell them apart M/Sgt. Ho-
mer Leith became our new student
squadron commander last week .
Try running, through these: Wiec-
zorck, Wieringa, Wizowatz, Pazaro
poules, Tjapkes, Vsetecka and Zal-
ewski. They sound like the lineup
of the Fordham or Notre Dame foot-
ball teams instead of students in our
squadron Heinrich, Walters,
West, Dean, Lee, Schumacher, Sinir
mons, Herman-No, they aren't the
'famous baseball players of the big
leagues, but more of our students.
In a recent survey of men from
each flight, it's the consensus of
opinion that gi- friends and automo-
biles are missed most from civilian
life; standing in lines, getting up too
early for reveille, too much red tap',
and irregular pay are the chief
gripes; furloughs, swell buddies that
are made, mail call, and being on
your own are the things that are ap-
preciated the most by the men. Be-
lieve it or not, all the boys like the
chow here and, their impressions of
Tyndall Field are best expressed by
Pfc. D. W. Bartholomew, who thinks
that "it's one of the best enlisted
man's posts in the Air Force." To
further quote Pfc. Bartholomew's
question. "I think that the Tyndall
Target is a rine ennsted man's news-
paper. Also, the personnel of Tyn-
dall is more for the enlisted man
than any other field I have yet con-
tacted. Could I but add to my Army
record this item 'Graduate of Tyn-
dall Field Gunnery School' it would
in my estimation be complete."
That's a fine spirit, Don, and we
know that you can't help being a su-
unner with this attitrude
per' g,""" >
Cpl. Wayne R.
true American s
lowing note: "I
and Dad alive.
in the Army Ai
Army life has
think Army life
out of you. I
Squadron F's ides
gunner, for this
would give anytl
goal since enlist
has been to be
in part)ng, we
We regret vei
tain Wiseman is
tend to him ou
wish him the be
We done it a
nine in the "I
show at the Rec
.Sgt. Kay, Cpl. H
Ifert, who did ve:
the "White Flas
We can thank
for the new bul
installed in our
making a hab
bulletin board v
formed of the ha
and will have a
ing of what we
We wonder wl
,,yho use the shove
Three to practice
Could it be tha
put of their root
Hi Folks:, we call this the
'From Time to Time' Column. (You
will hear from us---'From Time
Well lads and lassies we were
sure glad to hear that y'all en-
joyed our opening brawl held at
the 'Wreck' Hall recently. The
bouquets are still coming in and
our backs are practically broken
from takin' bows, but pour it on-
we love it.
Hear tell that the 25 or 30
Stalwarts that came over from
'Officer's Row' to pay us a 'short
visit' and stayed for thedur-
ation had a grand time. You're
always welcome, Sirs.
Now get ready for the grand
surprise---that last affair was
just a little squeak compared to
the great big noise you'll hear
sometime during the last week of
October. Yes, lads and lassies,
the Instructors' Club of Tyndall
Field will hold their first Annual
Halloween Costume Ball with a
door prize'for the best costum-
ed gal to be selected by the En-
tertainment Committee. So come
on gals put your thinking caps
on, grip your scissors firmly in
your right hand, get that gleam
in your eye and start cutting'
(and I don't mean rugs, either).
Don't forget folks, watch for the
date and details in our next
'From Time to Time' Column.
The Flaming Bomb
It appears that the Armament
Shop is a terrifically busy place since
Lt. Robert T. Birney took over the
position of Armament Officer.
The Ordnance sends the right man
to school. Pfc. Joe Simon received
the highest grades in the entire Ma-
chinists School while stationed at
Camp Holabird, Md. Joe was offer-
ed an instructor's job, but declined
Weber reflects the Asst. Mes Sgt., Pfc. Cirecllo asks
the 64 cent question? What Pvt.
have the best Mom with initials S. C. eats eight frank
Also have a brother at one meal? What T/3 makes an
r Forces. My post attempt to eat six meals each day?
been nothing but FILE 13-Sgt. D. Little has been
nces and I really spending his present spare time
will make a man dreaming of a 30 day farm furlough
hope to live up to instead of thinking about the wom-
ls and make a good en "Chowderhead" Dowd men-
i is one school I tioned having won an official Brown
hing to make. My Belt for proficiency in Ji-jit-su .
ment in the Army We understand a certain T/5 whis-
an Aerial Gunnermy tled (accidently) at the girls while
wish to thanK Pfc. driving a truck. Does he know yet
.Webe, Pfc. Weeks, that an officer then. (accidently)
and Pfc. Kutel for took his license number? ..True
n in this column. love was shown when Hershoff post-
poned his furlough till he was posi-
tive as to where HIS WAC is being
Flash s stationed .
F asnes ,i~'' COMICAL. PUN--At a ku-
mor Room party Pvt. Brooks states
ry much that Cap- what supposedly happened to him
leaving us and ex- on his third day in the Army. In the
r best wishes, and first place, he wasn't in a good mood
st of luck wherever because the uniform was either sev-
eral sizes too large or he had shrunk.
gain by taking the On this day Pvt. Brooks received a
two points to their pass and went to the big city. He
information Tease" passed an officer on the street with-
c Hall last Monday out saluting because of not yet
lations to Sgt. Haar, knowing the regulations. This .offi-
ardin, and Pfc. Sei- cer halted him and stated, "Soldier,
ry well representing don't you recognize this uniform?"
hes." "Babbling" Brooks replied, "What
the special service the h-- are you kicking about
letin board recently Look what they gave me." He w
reading room. By reprimanded by having to salute tile
it of reading this officer 14 consecutive times.
ye will be well in- In order to throw ripe tomatoes a
.ppenings of the day us, you will have to wait your tur
clearer understand- in line.
are fighting for.
ho the two men are Then there's the one about that
er room in barracks dog-fly that settled down on the
e on their guitars*
It they got chased line one night and the men poured
S60 gallons of gas into it before
--sgt. C. A. vlatz.'- they discovered it wasn' t a P-47.'
A man of limited patience is this
Cpl. Senkinc and if people continue
to ask those silly questions when
.they already know the answer Max
is going to break a lot of ears. Such
questions as: "Isn't the mail in
yet?" and "Do I have a package?"
and "Will you let me know when it
comes in?" are enough to try any-
After spending two frantic hours
chasing a mouse around his roon,
Sgt. Luketich gave -up and went to
bed. Upon waking he soon discover-
ed that the little fellow had spent
the night in bed with him.
Is it getting as bad as this for the
Medics? One of our dispensary
boys must be trying a new angle
on the PC belles. He was seen
jumping on the side of a very nice
blue sports roadster-object: a
blonde. We wonder how many,
Speedy gets that way.
The Medics movie house present-
ed the regular Saturday morning
horse opera this past week, but
with more interest than usual. It
was the first time we had seen that
good looking music lover and lover,
Romance, on the screen. Such a re-
semblance! Now we can see why
he is runner-up for best looking man
at the Dental Clinic.
Why is "Gene Raymond" sport-
ing those fancy blue garters these
When are some of you going to get
into the Army? It is becoming a
joke around here now that a cer-
tain few at last received disciplinary
action and immediately feel as if
they are being prosecuted. There
were a few more out at inspection
last time and those neophytes were
heard trying to tell the regulars
how things should be done. We
would still like to see the day that
one certain man stands any forma-
Saturday, 'SOMEU~E TO REMEMBER,
Mabel Paige, John Craven.
Sun., &.on. 'DESTROYER,' Edward
G. Robinson, Glenn Ford.
Tuesday, 'ADVENTURES OF A BOOKIE,
Wally Brown, Margaret Landry.
Wed., Thur., 'BEST FOOT FORWARD,
Lucille Ball, Virginia Weidler.
Friday, 'THE FALLEN SPARROW,
John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara
Sun., Mon., 'WATCH ON THE RHINE,
Bette Davis, Paul Lucas,
Tues., Wed., 'FIRST COMES COUR-
AGE,' Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne.
Late Show Wednesday, 'GET GOING,
Thur., Fri., 'THANK YOUR LUCKY
STARS,' All ,Star Cast.
Saturday, 'THUNDERING TRAIL,' The
Late Show Saturday; 'MY KINGDOM
FOR A COOK,' Charles Coburn.
n Sun., Mon., 'HANGMEN ALSO DIE,
Tuesday, 'LONDON BLACKOUT MUR-
DERS, Mary McLeod.
Wed., Thur., 'THUNDER BIRDS,
Gene Tierney, John Sutton.
Fri., Sat., 'SUNDOWN KID,' Don
By BOB HAWK
1. Shetland ponies, Jersey cows
and Canary birds are all named
2. In cooking, what is the pro-
cess known as deviling?
3. Why can you hear a watch
ticking farther when it is lying
on a desk or table than when it
is suspended in the air by its
4. You have heard of gumbo
sound. What one vegetable deter-
mines whether or not a soup is
5. How many of these statements
are true: (a) Women are eligible
for a seat on the N.Y. Stock Ex-
change. (b) Women are eligible
to serve as a justice of the U.S.
6. You know what the word "fur"
means and also what the word "be-
low" means. Put the two together.
N6w, what does furbeloww" mean?
7. If a friend of yours married
a girl you have never met, should
you send your wedding present to
her, to him, or to both of them
in order to follow the most ac-
cepted form of social usage?
8. The Aegean Sea is contained
within what larger sea?
9. In the United States, is it
possible legally to adopt an
10. What makes poo corn pop when
it is heated?
1. Islands. The Shetland Is-
lands off the coast of Scotland,
Jersey Island in the English
Channel, and the Canary Islands
off the ocast of Africa.
2. Adding hot seasoning to a
3. Because the table acts as a
sounding board and provides a
larger sound-radiating surface.
4. Okra. Gumbo is another name
5. Both statements are true;
women are eligible for both posi-
6. A gathered flounce, or any
fussy trimming on a woman's gar-
7. You should send it to her.
8. The Mediterranean Sea.
9. Yes, in most states.
10. The moisture in the kernel
turns to steam and explodes the
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~qww VP b
Don't tell about what a swell
girl you've got,
Don't tell me how lovely she is.
Don't mention her charms as she
clings in your arms,
Nor the thrill she packs in a
Don't tell me how lovely she is
from her feet,
To the crown of her sleek, gol-
Don't speak of the passion that
lurks in her eyes,
Nor the sweetness of lips, ruby
Don't tell me how tender and
loving and kind,
She is when you've turned down
Don't tell me how gladly re-
sponsive she is,
To your every touch and caress;
Don't spoil it all, brother, for
crying out loud,
Just tell me her name and ad-
---The Airman -
September 25, 1943
PFC. PAT N.. McCLELLAN
A native of Gouldbusk, Tex.,
the 23 year-old gunner graduated-
from the Mozelle High School in
Fiask, Tex. While there he earn-
ed two varsity letters for his
performance in the basketball
Enlisted in Nov., 1942 at Fort
Sam Houston. Received basic at
Goodfellow Field, Tex., and then
went to Sheppard's A.M. School.
Worked on dad's cattleand sheep
ranch after high school.
Is undecided about future; says
he may pull another "hitch" after
the war is over.
PVT. EUGENE A. ANDERSON
Was born in Seattle, Wash., 21
years ago. As a civilian he work-
ed with the North American Avia-
tion Co. as a pre-flight instructor.
Entered the AAF in May, 1942,
as an aviation cadet.
Completed one year at Compton
Junior College, Los Angeles, Cal.,
and the same at Wichita Univer-
sity. At Compton he was a member
of the swimming team and rowed
with the college crew.
His parents are presently re-
siding in Wichita, Kan.
PFC. WILLIAM T. CARROLL
Completes gunnery training here
as Gunner of the Class after be-
ing selected as Gunner of the
Week Sept. 4.
Hails from Los Angeles, Calif.,
where he was graduated from the
North Hollywood High School.
Has three years acd eight months
Received basic AAF training at
Clearwater, Fla. Was transferred
to Chicago, Ill., for radio op-
'erator and mechanic training.
AfC BLASE W. LOMBAR
Is 24 years old and a native of
Brooklyn, N.Y., where his mother,
Mrs. Mary Lombar, now lives.
Entered the AAF March 10, 1943.
prior to enlistment he was em-
ployed as an artist by a New York
city lithography firm.
PFC. WILLIAM J.. ACTION
Enlisted in July, 1942 at Globe,
Ariz. Home isin Winkleman, Ariz.,
where he attended high school and
played baseball and football.
Is 34 years old, and was em-
ployed as a steam shovel operator
prior to enlistment. However, he
spent most of his life driving
trucks of one sort or another.
Originally hoped to be a glider
pilot, but instruction was dis-
continued at that time and he was
transferred to Sheppard Field for
A.M.. course and then to Buckley
and Lowry for armament schooling.
M/SGT. HOMER LEITH
Was inducted into the service
through the National Guard, which
he joined in Oct., 1939.
Hails from Glencoe, Oklahoma,
where he graduated from the local
high school. Played basketball
and football for the school's
Was called to active service
Dec. 23, 1940 with the 35th In-
fantry Division. Transferred to
AAF in Oct., 1942, as an aviation
.cadet. Couldn't make the grade
in primary training and was sent
to Kees.ler Field.
Gunners of the Week
GUNNER OF THE CLASS
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