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THE CLOTH OF LIBERTY
The men were ill-clad and through their thin gar-
ments the wind bit savagely at blueing flesh. A rag-
ged band of Americans, for the greater part in non-
escript uniforms, this was the Continental Army
in winter camp on the Pennsylvania side of the Del-
aware, in the year of 1776.
Many wore the blue and whites of the Regular Army,.
but deerskins and homespun grays were equally favored
by the patriots. The British had. aptly named them
"those beggarly colonists," for on the eve of the
battle of Trenton the spirits of the men and the very
fortunes of the Continental Army were at their lowest
But this first American army in the field was at-
tired in no ordinary uniform. It was of cloth cut
from the pattern of liberty and no price was too high
to pay for its wearing. Outnumbered and pitted
against the greatness of the British front of battle,
"those beggarly colonists" wrote the first page in
American history and their pursuit of freedom came to
its appointed end at Yorktown, Va., Oct. 19, 1781.
Today, with the British and our other allies, we
are fighting the stealthy invader in the dim jungles
of Pacific islands and are braced jointly against the
shock of swift-moving Mark IV's rumbling across the
rocky terrain of Italy. Through all the trials of
this present enterprise of Mars, our armies have been
shoulder to shoulder in the fighting wherever it fell.
The uniforms we wear are lent to us by all the mis-
erable peoples of the earth. The weave is the same,
differing but slightly in color and dates of delivery.
The British accepted delivery soon after the invasion
of Poland in 1939--ours were received Dec. 7, 1941,
The cloth that has gone into the making is almost
indestructible, cried over and bled,for, it came to
us, the yet free. In its pockets has accumulated the
history of the times, and the dust of global war lies
heavily in its occurring folds.
It is a history of the practised villainy of a few
men on the many. A telling of the privation and
great suffering that was visited on innocents. A
history, terrible and incomplete as it ravels slowly
to its end.
Yet it has become our hope and the deep prayer of
half a world that the day is not far distant which
will see the end of all conflict. On that great day
will the good and the God-fearing reinherit their
whole acres of peace. And freed of the encumbrances
of war, the cloth of liberty will hang in the closet
of a man and his family.
"BACK THE ATTACK!"
-BUY WAR BONDS -
The great leaders of the world have been religious men-
Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and hosts of others were
guided by their faith in and devotion to religious things.
Today we are engaged in the greatest trial known to mankind,
embracing every habitable portion of the earth. All of our
wealth, our resources, and our manpower are engaged in the
destruction of a force with declared intentions to destroy
religion. This crime can not come to pass, and it is for this
we have lifted the sword of battle.
We love freedom, liberty and the worship of Him who is the
Author of Liberty. These are the reasons for our engaging in
this ghastly war. We have no hate for our enemies as men;. we
extend the doctrine of neighborly love to include even oiur
enemies. We do make war, however, against our enemies' present
evil designs. The destruction of the Church and of its ser-
vants and every symbol of righteousness-these things we hate,
and will not allow to happen.
In religion you will find such courage and guidance thai
through these tragic years of war no power can overcome oui
purpose. We who profess religion must carry the moral respon-
sibility, like the founders of our nation who also suffered
through years of bloodshed, to the end that our way of life,
our choice of worship, and our right to freedom and liberty
--Rear Admiral George L. Weyler
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
P.M ............. Mass
P.M ....Fellowshio Club
12:15 P.M....Protestant Wor-
5:30 P.M.............. .Mass
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
5:30 P.M............... Mass
7:30 P.M.....Jewish Service
5:30 P.M............. Mass
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he Is
present at the Chapel)
Third War Loan
THE TYNDALL TARGET
1TH-F TYNDALL TARGET 1.
DANCING, FLOOR SHOW,
GAMES, AT GALA GI
Junior Women's Club is
Sponsor of Gigantic
Affair at USO
One of the most elaborate social
functions aver tendered to en-
listed servicemen stationed in
"'this vicinity will be staged Mon-
*day evening at the Harrison Avenue
The affair is being sponsored
by the Panama City Junior Wbmen's
Club, and through the cooperation
of the local USO, the dance hall
will be arranged in "cabaret style"
with candles lighting individual
All servicemen, Army, Navy,
Coast Guard and Marines, are cor-
dially invited and asked to bring
a guest. Dress will be either
formal or informal.
Music will be furnished by Tyn-
dall's smooth playing dance band,
with a floor show and games round-
ing out the entertainment. Also,
1,it is planned to serve light re-
SS/Sgt. Steve Libby and Pfb. Bob
Paquin will share the M.C. duties
for the dance and entertainment,
which begins at 8:00 P.M. Monday,
JEWISH SERVICEMEN OBSERVE
HOLY DAYS HERE
Tyndall's Jewish enlisted and
commissioned personnel began the
observance of their holy days last
Wednesday evening, which marked
the beginning of Bosh Hashono or
Traditionally, this day commem-
orates the day of creation, but
in the bible it is called the Day
of Remembrance. Rosh Hashono
initiates the period known as the
-.Ten Days of Penitence which cul-
.inate in Yom Kippur or the Day
To the Jewish enlisted men and
officers of Tyndall Field, Col.
Leland S. Stranathan, post com-
mander, extended the following
message: "During these ten days,
Jews in the nation' s armed forces,
scattered throughout the world,
are observing the sacred holidays
We know that included in these
prayers are supplications for
victory, lasting peace, and the
preservation of American ideals.
All of us here, regardless of
faith, join in these prayers. "
T/F RADIO GROUP OFFERS
The Tyndall Field Radio Play-
house will offer an original ro-
mantic comedy drama "The Snows of
Yesteryear, on their usual
thirty-minute performance at 7:30
The play was written by Pfc.
Charles Dunn, a member of the
348th Squadron at Tyndall Field.
Before his induction, Pfc. Dunn
wrote professionally .for various
New England radio stations, and
wrote several episodes in the CBS
drama Amanda of Honeymoon Hill. "
It is Pfc. Dunn's first offering
over the local station.
STARS AND AUTHOR OF AER BENEFIT SHOW
Lt. Ronald Reagan
Frances Langford Irving Berlin
"THIS IS THE ARMY" TO OPEN AT RITZ THEATER
NEXT MONDAY; FIRST NIGHT PROCEEDS GO TO AER
Panama Citians will have an
opportunity to see Irving Berlin's
great movie, "This is the Army, "
October 11 and at the sane time
help the families of men in the
service by contributing to the
Army Emergency Relief Find.
The entire proceeds from the
sale of tickets for the initial
showing of Warner Brothers' tech-
nicolor version of the successful
stage play will go to the AER
NEW ASSIGNMENTS ANNOUNCED
FOR FIVE T/F OFFICERS
Changes of assignment of sev-
eral Tyndall Field officers were
announced this week.
According to the announcement,
Lt. Col. Jack L. Randolph, former
director of training, has been
given duties as director of supply
and maintenance. He will be suc-
ceeded by Lt. Col. William Eades,
former assistant director.
Other assignments placed Major
William P. Kevan, former air in-
spector, as assistant director of
training; Major Thomas B. Fowler
became supervisor of supply; Major
John C. Larson became air in-
spector and Captain Emmett F.
Singleton is officer in charge of
BLUE BORDER NEW CHANGE IN
U.S. AIRCRAFT INSIGNIA
The War Department recently
ordered another change in U.S.
aircraft insignia. The order
required simply that the red
border be changed to a blue one.
The present insignia was adopted
several months ago when it was
found that the former star in-
signia was often confused at a
distance with those of enemy air-
The latest change was ordered
after reports from combat areas
revealed that the red of the
present insignia is still dif-
ficult to distinguish from the
orange of Japan's rising sun
LOCAL LAUNDRY TO SPONSOR
WDLP SERIES BROADCAST
The Domestic Laundry of Pana-
ma City will sponsor the WDLP
play-by-play broadcast, begin-
ning with the first game on
Tuesday, October 5.
The laundry and radio station I
management have requested that
Tyndall personnel refrain from
telephoning for scores or to
extend thanks for the broadcast,
as the too-frequent tie-up of
lines Interferes with business
Fund at Tyndall Field. All first
night ducats will be priced at
All tickets for the Panama City
showing will be sold in advance
during a campaign next week. The
Young Womens' club of Panama City
is in charge of the sale of tick-
ets and will use army jeeps dur-
ing the campaign of street sell-
ing. The Ritz theater is donat-
ing the entire house fbr the show
and Manager Bud Davis is cooper-
ating with Tyndall Field officers
in promoting the premiere.
The Army Emergency Relief is an
organization for the benefit of
soldiers and during the past year
almost $250,000 was loaned to
service men in the Fburth Service
Command, of which Tyndall Field
is a part.
Officers wishing to make reser-
vations for the show are requested
to notify Lt. W.B. Pratt, Public
Relations Officer, at 3137. A
special section of the theater
will be reserved fbr officers.
OUR FRONT COVFR
Our front cover this weeK is an
interior shot of the book room
and reading room of the newly re-
novated Tyndall Field Library.
Interior decorations for the
library were done entirely by
Pvt. Robert A. Chapman, Jr., of
the Post Photo Section, who in
civil life did display decorat-
ing for the Springfield, Mass.,
firm of Forbes Wallace Inc.
There are at present 6000 books
on the shelves and more than
twenty different types of popular
and technical magazines, all of
them available to the field's
For the serious reader there
are numerous books on technical
subjects, biographies and the
classics, also the latest in
.choice current fiction and non-
fiction. The affairs of the
library are supervised by Lt.
Donald G. Moore, post library
officer, and are ably handled by
Chief Librarian Sgt. John Chap-
man and his staff of three as-
sistants, Pvt. Vernon L. Scott,
Wac Pvt. Jeannette Lynch and Sgt.
Warren Elder, who to date have
issued library cards to 750
The reading room, in which
smoking is permitted, is always
well filled, and the 750 register-
ed borrowers represent buta small
part of the many who use the fa-
cilities of the library with such
The picture was taken by
Sgt. Dan Levinson.
GEN. ARNOLD TELLS NEWSMEN
AAF IS ON SCHEDULE
General Henry H. Arnold, chief
of the AAF, recently returned
from Britain where he outlined
for newsmen there a "VictoryTime-
"First, said the AAF chief,
"supremacy in the air, and then a
crashing invasion by land and sea
..So far, we're on schedule."
Early this month, the air gen-
eral dropped a hint to Adolph and
Hirohito that the new secret bomb-
ers of the AAF would dwarf the
modem Flying Fbrtresses.
These new secret gigantic bomb-
ers, according to General Arnold,
will spearhead the invasion at-
tack on Western Europe. The new
bombers will be equipped with
more and heavier guns. Their
bomb load will be equivalent to
twice that of the modern Flying
In concluding his comments on
the new bombers, the AAF chief
said, "They will be available
when and where needed.
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
10:30 A.M. Track Meet at the
Post Athletic Field.
12:45 P.M. Musical Recording
Hour at Post Theater. W/O Miss-
12:30 P.M. Squadron A&R Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athletic
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. Regular Information
Tease Contest at Rec Hall. Wacs
vs. 907th QM.
8:00 P.M. Service men's dance
at the USO Club.
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 WDLP.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
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 broadcast of
8:30 P.M. Radio broadcast over
WDIP. T/F Radio Playhouse.
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 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
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
3ctober 2, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
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THE TYNDALL TARGET
QUESTION: WHAt PHASE OF YOUR
AERIAL GUNNERY TRAINING HERE
DID YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
(ASKED OF GUNNERY STUDENTS IN
THEIR LAST WEEK OF TRAINING).
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. DAN LKVINSON
PPC. SALVArORE S. ALNA; Brooklyn,
I.Y. "Handling and shooting the
guns. It greatly improved the
coordination between my mind and
CPL. ALBBRf J. lOYAI; Brooklyn,
I.Y. "Our training on the mov-
ing base ranges. We learned speed
in handling the guns and quick,
-Pf. RATNOID ALTIERI; Buffalo,
I.Y. "I liked our work with
maohine gIns best. If I'm going
to shoot them, I want to know what
makes them tick."
CPL. JOBN f. BRACCOTO~IRf; Plants-
ville, Conn. "Air-to-air fir-
ing. Shooting from a plane in
the air gives us the best possible
experience in firing at moving
30f. ROBR_ 3S. NMAYR; PZushing,
.Y. "The thing which aspressed
me most uas the instruction re-
ceived on machine guns. fhe ex-
planations were thorough and
easily understood because the in-
structors knew their subject
last Sunday yielded to their
brothers in arms, the swimming
and diving champions of G(eater
Germany. Ably abetted by Russian
marksmanship, the swimmers exper-
ienced no trouble with the strong
tides of the Dneiper. In a per-
fect.exhibitiOn of the dead mans
float hundreds of Nazis went
easily down the river. At certain
punctures, the surface of the
Dneiper resembled a North Country
logging Jam. It may be expected
that the ingenious Red engineers
will use them as a pontoon bridge
to span the river.
- BUY W
-Pfc. E.T. Delbyck
AR BONDS -
Evansville, Ind. (CNS)-A 17-
year-old boy was caught smug-
gling hacksaw blades to four pals
in the county jug.
Hollywood (CNS) -Most un-
photographed legs in Hollywood
are Gary Cooper's. Script for his
next movie "The Story of Dr.
Wassell" called for Cooper to
wear shorts but the star de-
murred. Director C. B. De Mille
took one gander at the rangy
actor's pins and concurred. He'll
wear long pants.
Kalamazoo, Mich. (CNS) -No
one in Kalamazoo has ever heard
of Mrs. Betty Stedman but moat
everyone in town would like to
meet her. Mrs. Stedman, who was
named Mrs. America for 1943 at
a beauty contest in Palisades Park,
N. J., said her home town was
Kalamazoo but she isn't known
Burbank, Cal. (CNS) -Edith
DeSylva, shapely showgirl now
working the midnight-to-morning
"graveyard" shift at the Lock-
heed Aircraft Co., has been voted
"Miss Graveyard of 1943" by her
Mt. Kisco, N. Y. (CNS)-john
Williams' car jumped a curb,
struck and severed a telephone
pole, knocked down a couple of
trees, overturned and rolled up
on an apartment house porch.
When onlookers arrived they
found Williams sitting in the
Minneapolis (CNS)-Mrs. Fred
Kidd caught her hand in a mangle
in the cellar of her home and re-
mained a prisoner of the machine
for several hours. Her hoots for as-
sistance finally brought the aid of
Ed Ellenburg, a passerby, who
News From Your Own Home Town
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
As I P. .c. "LOW HAN ON THE TOTEM POLE"
NOW AND FOREVER ,.
The feuhrer's followers are no
longer in a Fobggia from now on
they can clearly see their ulti-
mate defeat. The old adage of
'see Naples and die' is being
faithfully adhered to by Nazi sol-
diers campaigning in Italy. Slight
assistance is rendered by the ... ,.
Allied ground hoppers who come in
fast for the kill. It is feared
that fbr the Germans, 'see Naples.
and die' will no longer serve.
The angry mouths of our cannon
have coined a new phrase.. see
Italy and die.
Twenty-nine troop barges filled
with the loathsome little brothers
of Banzai went down to Tojo's
cabinet, (the Jap version of Davy
Jones locker) earlier this week.
The sinking took place in full
sight of Wewak the enemy shipping
and air base on New Guinea. To
complete the bag for the day, our .
raiders destroyed 50 planes on
Wewak's runways and knocked 14 .
others out of the sky. Since
there isno such word as surrender
in the dulling lexicon of the
in the dulling lexicon of the This week's contribution to the column is the offering of
Japanese armies in the South
Pacific we hope the celestial Sgt. Dick Morris, who can be seen in the.... whose feet are
one will ive his judo-lads a sticking out at the.... well, anyway, Dick swears he's the
break and make hara-kiri (at guy whose head can't be seen, and without the aid of third
present the privilege of the high dimensional projection we have no choice but to accept his
born), available to all the mon- statement.
key-men regardless of caste. Morris' chief occupation here at Tyndall Is to build up GI
appetites. No, he's not a dietician with the Mess Office, but
rather, a member of Tyndall's rugged P.T. staff. The sergeant
Hitler's greedy fingers are is an "outdoor" man from 'way back. A native of Durham, N.C.,,
slowly being withdrawn from the Morris gave his all for his high school's football, track and
cherry barrel of Dalmatia. Thare swimming teams, and then spent the next five years with Durham's
is no crack in the lines holding Athletic and Recreation Department. During this time he man-
firmly at Split for the Nazi ver- aged to walk off with the Carol Inas AAU Diving Championship in
min to crawl through and the Gea 36, 37 and '38.
mans are fairly Fiuming at their He enlisted in October, 1942, and was sent to Tyndall almoi
inability to clear Susak of Yugo- immediately. In May of this year, Dick was sent to the Non-
slav guerillas. Patriots, 180,(DO Corn Physical Training School at Miami Beach. It was there, in
of them, fighting under Allied June, while "practicing" a tumbling act, that the above picture
direction are balking the Nazis was taken.
in the Balbans. The great German Dick's wife (they've been married five years) arrived here
goose is slowly being cooked to a several weeks ago and now, life would be tranquil and serene
turn over the live coals of Yu~o- were it not for the "skeleton in the closet." It seems that
slav resistance. for three years during his childhood, he and his parents re-
sided in Dodgerland Brooklyn and try as he may, this died-
The great 'evacuation' runners in-the-wool rebel from Durham, N.C., can never hope to live it
of the Nazis for a little while iown. (P. S. He still roots for the Dodgersl)
October 2, 1943 TIlE TYNDALL TARGET Page 5
...Saludos, Amigos...Welcome to the third in a series of Tyndall
...Question of the week: Why is 3136 perennially busy?...We tried
that number 12 (count 'em) times, before Lt. Lasker finally answered.
..Hats off of the week go to Cpl. Jerry Long...He left on an emer-
gency furlough Sunday: his wife is now a momma..T/Sgt. Waddell,
OTyndall old-timer, was a staff for 17 months... so take heart, chums.
i..Lt. John R. Gueder returned from leave and found himself a first
ooie...He's back on the ball at 05 Area 2...Friends of the field:
the Misses Hermina Miller and Marie Rogers...They're ever-present at
the GI dances.
Ex-Tyndallite A/C's John Aldridge and Ham Hamilton write from Eris
kine College that they're knocking themselves out with math, physics,
et al...They were staffs when they left here for A/C training.....
350th Squadrco got ping pong table from Special Services as reward
for the most original orientation bulletin board...hats off to you,
fellers...Sgt. Gil McCrary, Intelligence Office, has lost his 1931
model Parker pen.. It's green with gold trim: reward offered for the
return...Mrs. Dick (PT) Morris wants to start a Carolina club for
GI's and wives from North and South C...Call Dick at 3257 if in-
Momentary observations: contralto is a low sort of music which
only ladies sing...An active verb shows action, and a passive verb
shows passion...A virgin forest is a forest in which the hand of man
has never set foot.
Pfc. Larry Mangum flew to Atlanta last weekend for the Ga.Tech-
parolina game...and came home weeping...Al Nelson, topkick of a stu-
dent squadron, paying off his men at 12:01 A.M....He gets no time
and a half for overtime...
Bob Murphy, Mess master sergeant, leaves for Mississippi next week
with baby Bob and Virgie. He was sweating out the measles last week.
..Inseparables: Sgt. Ed Pullman and Pfc. Bob Paquln. You never see
one but ybu see both...Congratulations to Cpl. Lawrence Stein, Post
Band, for his swell emcee job on the Tuesday night USO broadcasts...
He's handy with a "sexaphone" too... "Pistol-Packin'" Cotton Tabor is
still sweating out his CDD...Time marches on, as the barrel chested
lad works on and ever on...ist/Sgt. Johnnie Heidema back from fur-.
loughing with his new bride Wynelle...Glad to be back, he lies.
Every soldier likes to see a broad smile, especially if she smiles
at him...Seen on the rear of a honeymoon sedan: "Till draft do us
part."...She was working her way through college selling subscrip-
tions to the Saturday Evening Post but all the boys wanted to take
A newcomer at Tyndall is a Major, yet he never rates a salute......
He is Major Junior Jones, a pvt. in the 30th...Free show and eats at
USO Monday night...Dance follows bingo game and floor show with PC
The girls of the Civilian Personnel Section leave nothing to
chance when it involves the purchase of War Bonds. Above, Is
Mr. T.B. Fuller of the Quartermaster Office, receiving another
of the valuable tickets to victory. Mr. Fuller is one of the
field's most frequent bond buyers. Handing hi,m his bond is
Montez Graves, while waiting in line behind her to take care
of additional bond sales are Polly McLain, Anita Sorrentino,
Lillian Greenwald and Marguerite Williams.
Wedding Bells! Capt. Gundlach's loss and Property's gain. Con-
gratulations, Hope!...Oct. 3rd, and Miss McClellan sees NeW Orleans.
Night life there should be wonderful, Erline...Miss Murphy, let us
in on it. Why do the Dothan boys make a Bee Line for Panama City
these days? More power to ye'...Miss Fleming has a visitor. Always
good to see ole pals eh, Mabel?
The QM girls wish Mrs. Hartsfield a speedy recovery and return...
Miss Montgomery must have someone on the string. Her hair-do nowa-
days Is very becoming...Catherine, there is a war on. Let us not
delay the officers...Miss Dykes. how about a ride In aLincoln Zephyr?
Congratulations to Major McCullough on his recent promotion. All
-of his employes were pleasantly surprised along with the Major upon
his return.from leave, to see the new gold leaf shining on his
collar...Seems as tho one of our "Rebel Girls" has turned 'D--
Yankee;n she left for the "Yankee Country" two hours after her leave
began. Note: She is a P.C. girl.
We wonder what would happen to "Pee Wee" if she didn't receive her
daily letter from New Mexico...A certain girl (her initials Mary Ann)
states that she will not change any more names in our office until
hers is changed...We wonder who does the cooking in the "Curry
Family" when Hilda's husband is on K.P.7
Civilian Personnel's "Crooning Edwards' was recently succeeded by
"Glamour Boy Mike," from "Philly, (we wonder if it is as wonderful
as he claims)...If the boys receive their laundry on time they can
give their thanks to Mrs. Steele, Mrs. Carmack and Miss Nelson, for
their patient and diligent effort to obtain additional employes for
the IMC laundry.
In recent days a new glamour gal has been re-born Miss Martha
Wilson. "Thanks to Crooning Mike. "...One of the girls in the office
is very lonely inasmuch as her husband left on DS for a month; in-
cidentally he is on DS in their home town...We wonder when "Pistol
Packin' Mama Merle" is going to lay that pistol down she is usually
gunning for someone. FLASH: Have you heard the one about the can-
nibal that passed his brother in the woods?
DEPT. OF TRAINING
T/Sgt. Flesnman has gotten back into the old routine after a short
visit with his parents (or was it his parents?) from Virginia. It
has been whispered around thax he didn't get "hitched" as he had
originally planned. (The D.T. girls were really sweatin' him out.)
It Is being rumored that Mary Garrett has been getting long dis-
tance calls from Washington, D.C. in the wee hours of the night--
could it be that her Tyndall S/Sgt. is losing out? Why such late
:hours Mary Katherine?
Martelle Mears can't be kept awake these days, or nights rather -
not even when she goes to a movie with o Frenchman. What's wrong,
Wonder why Rheba Nichols has suddenly developed an interest in GI
dances. The explanation might be a certain Sgt., whose initials
are W.R. Are we right, "Jinx?"...Welcome back Sgt. Woodward we sin-
cerely hope that your mother'will be better soon...It seems that
Cecil Gaugh has a new heart-throb. Is it a gadget, Cecil?
We don't need to ask Jean Pitts if she enjoyed her trip to Ohio.
Take one glance at the pounds she put on and you'll know the trip-
agreed with her.
We've heard a lot about Honeymoon Lane and read something aoout
West Point's Flirtation Walk. But we venture to say neither does any
more for matrimony than our coke box (Sgt. Milgaten's fireless. cook-
er)...There's more romance goes on around that dispenser than on most
moonlit beaches...Speaking of romance, Jean Anderson of Col. Stran-
athan's office and Lt. Don Hill conferred with the Bay County Judge
about a permit recently...And Owyn Spencer and T/Sgt. Fred Gilmore
have selected November 1 as the merger date.
Nelvin Allstadt, of Memphis, Tenn. and New Orleans, has replaced
"Smitty" in Col. Hyndman's Office...Nell Carr, who represents the
Nashyille Chamber of Commerce in much of her conversation, is the
new hired hand in the PRO. Her husband is S/Sgt. Ed Carr, of the
.post photographic department.
The Tyndall Field Band helped Port St. Joe citizens go well over
their bond quota at a rally this week...Lila Childs of the Sub-Depot
spent some time in the message center this week learning the set-up
so's she could apply methods to the center across the highway...
Sgt. Saul Samiof and Cpl. Joe Franza were a couple of wolves on the
loose in South Alabama last week-end.
The latest latrlne-o-gram reports the GI's shift to hprse blanket
pants and shots come Nov. 1...Lt. Burgess is .back from leave and
Major Morse is off on same.
October 2, 194.3
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Well, another class, filled with vis-
ions of combat and the ringing voice
of Sgt. Nelson still in their ears, has
graduated and a new mob of would-
be gunners are ready to take their
place. So farewell to the old and'
greetings to the new. May you fel-
lows help maintain the traditions
and ideals of Squadron B. Above all,
we must get back on the beam and
win a few Saturday inspections. The
last class didn't do so well, 'tis said
by the- topkick.
Sgt. Torian, erstwhile gua dian of
the orderly room, is now a full fledg.
ed gunnery instructor Sgt. D. L.
Wedge is due to leave for combat
soon after completing a year of
faithful service at dear old Tyndall
Tech. Ask Pfc. Terry Grey, our
representative at the Psychological
Research Dept., who that myster-
ious man with the cigar and deep
voice can be. It's a guaranteed
The new class brings several mem-
bers of the photographic division of
the Air Corps, direct from Colorado.
I guess one has to be a gunner to
take pictures these days, although
"shooting" pictures of the enemy's
installations is just as important as
shooting a Zero or a Messerchmidt.
These boys can well be classed the
shootingest men in the Air Corps.
SYSgt. Steele, a recent furlough:
hound, is back again feeling anid
looking fit to kill. We'll bet he made
up for plenty of lost time in those
two weeks. He brought the "mis:
sus" back with him, and together
they will sweat out the duration.
Supply Sgt. Sapp has been hav-
ing his troubles getting- into the
mess hall recently, ahead of sched?
ule. What's the matter, Sgt. Sapp,
are they afraid you'll eat all the K.
P.'s food? Cpl. Bass and the
above mentioned supply sergeant are,
this column's nominations for the
heaviest eaters in the squadron.
We close, hoping that each and
every one of you new students will
still be with us at the end of the
sixth week. The pace is terrific and
some of you may falter. But you
all have a definite job to do and if
it is accomplished, the prizes will be
great and many. Happy sailing!
Sgt. Williams and Winters are-
now enjoying themselves back in,
those good old New England states,
mainly Massachusetts and Rhode
Island, respectively. Williams must
be having plenty of fish, as he comes
from, the fishing town called Glou-
cester. Rhode Island is noted for'
ale, so I guess that Sgt. Winters'
is not going dry by a long shot.
Lt. Justice, Flight Instructor, had.
a hurried call to get back to New
York as fast as possible. We hope
it's a boy, and that the Mrs. is get-
ting along swell. How about those
Cpl. Alfred LaChance has left the
Squadron again; man, of man, do we.
have to say good luck to you again,
Al, or will you do the usual stunt,
and be back with iu; again? In all:
atncerity we- are all rooting for you
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"Drop Your Suggestions Here."--
We've all seen that sign-but very'
few of us have taken time out to take
the hint. Pfc. Jim Quick, of this
squadron did and the recompense re-
ceived this webk proves sometimes
that is better tq make suggestions.
Before enlisting in the Air corps,
Jim worked for the Allison Aircraft
Division of General Motors as a ma-
chinist set-up man. One particular
job that was the bane of his produc-
tion record was given his careful
consideration ard after diagnosing
the engineering difficulty made a jig
that helped machine the part. The
result of Jim's machining fixture
was to eliminate a 30 per cent loss
an the part made and speeded up pro-
duction from 15 to 30 per cent. What
did it net Jim? He received $193.00
in War Staimps this week which came
nearly two years after he first sub-
mitted the idea. Prior to this award
he received $25 for another machin-
ing idea. Congratulations, Jim, and
we know the award money will come
in handy on that furlough.
Sgt. Niesman brought his broth-
to make the grade of gunner, and'
we are all hoping you take good care:
of the dog in Squadron "B," as you
sure have a way with animals. How
'does it feel to "sweat" out the chow
Gunner of the week was T/Sgt.
Palmer, who is an old army man and
has shown great ability in his acade-
mic grades. Keep up the good work,
Sgt., those wings _are worth while-.
Our new supply man, S/Sgt. Hop-
kins, makes his nightly jaunt to the
Recreation Hall. I wonder if it's th.e
beer, or is it one of, those cut little
WACs? Come clean, Sgt., and give
us the low down.
'What's the matter Class 43-43?
How about some material for our
column? We can't write about our
students, if you don't let us have
the information, which I know is
certainly available. Let's get on
the ball. The clerk will gladly take
care of all interesting stories.
erin--law, Carpenter's Mate Ray
Schneider, of the Navy, out to Tyn-.
dall last week to show him how we
make Aerial Gunners. We think
that Ray could tell us a few things
of interest having just returned from
the Mediterranean theatre of war,
seeing action in Sicily. "It was a
good show," Ray said, and seemed
more impressed with our school than
relating his own experiences.
All those powder burned, shiny
faces on the students and instruc-
tors came from the high wind blow-
ing the powder of the spent shotgun
shells into their faces while riding
the bumy, swaying moving base
range. Looked like they had been
in the hot, tropical African sun. Lt.
Cleary, our C. O., ran the gauntlet
of clay birds on the back of the
truck and Sgt. Snowden couldn't get
there to check the C. Oo's score, but
says he'll be there the next time.
What's the matter, Sarge? Did you
have to buy a cokd or is it that you
don't think the count was correct?
Pvt. Bill Church, of Section 6,
has seen plenty of aircraft in his
year in the Army Air Forces. He
was stationed at New Orleans Army
Air Base after completing AM-and
-EM at both New Orleans and Lin-
coln, Nebr. At New Orleans, he
was attached to the Air Service
Command and ferried every type of
aircraft from L-4's to B-17's all over
the country and to Panama. His
records are at this writing finally
straightened out but up to now his
serial number was wrong or non-ex-
istent-we told you to go home, Bill,
but it's too late now.
Pvt. Gene Anderson's face was
quite bewildered when he tried to
figure out what happened at the U.
S. O. Camp show last Monday night.
The magician on the program defin-
itely handed him fifteen cards and
Gene counted them but when the
performer finished Anderson had
twenty and only Houdini knows how
and he won't tell. Incidentally who
was the other half of the "volun-
teers" who helped out in that act?
Lt. Downer and Lt. Doyle had a
"little" trouble deciding on which
side of the Orderly room the covet-
ed "E" flag should be placed. The
permanent personnel as well as the
students were proud of having won
the flag after last Saturday's in-
spection. We would like to "dooed
it" again this Saturday.
Cpl. Dremann "sweated" out his
birthday package from his wife for
a week before it finally arrived. Her
swears it fnust have gone by way
df "Rangoon." Lately Sgt. Gary-
dhd Sgt. Weatherby have been mak-
ing their week-end fishing parties'
more interesting by including a side
spot of Saturday night jukin'. "
Lonnie Akin's mental morale is at
its highest, since his wife joined hlim-
from Texas. Of course, his physical
,status is a different story. Ask
Herb Bahley about the wonderful1
time he had with his Panama CityI
date, which ended abruptly at 6 p.
m. At that time she uped and pur-
red that it was time for her to go
home and do her sixth grade home;
Jimmy Wilson was "scalped" mer-
cilessly by one of his friends wnor
claimed he was a barber. Jimmy is
known as "Slip Stream" Wilson. ...
"Casanova" Skelly wrote a letter to'
Sgt. Sandis' wife under the lies of
"Joe,. the Jerk." "Darn it all, storm-
ed Sanders, "She answered it."
We noticed that Allen and Austin
have been sizing the gals up in the
P. X. during their calisthenic's per-
iod. P. X. "Alice's" blood pressure
is boiling because Herbert was flirt-
ing with "Bombshell" Bebe.
There are only two "Rebels" in
room No. 4 of "415", but they hold
their own. Even a lieutenant was
stopped cold when he saw Hymatr
Solinsky, a right guide, lead the'
formation by twenty paces. And to
think he had a two year hitch with
Louis Walter's voice can always be
heard above all others while Flight
4 is marching. It is one way of let-
ting the gal's know he is around ..
At the flip of a coin, you can hear
"Rap" Rapicardi and Albert Ross
argue. And when they do, it sounds
like all hell has let loose.
Flight I is to be commended ori be-
ing the best flight in our squadron in
the way of cleanliness. We wonder
what happened to Flight IV? May-
be it was because they were going
,to Apalachicola? Flight IV is to be
complimented on the fine record they(
have made in Squadron C.
We welcome into the squadron
two new instructors-Sgt. Fred Ed-
miston and Sgt. Jack McGee.
I heard quite a lot about a girl
named "Margie" lately. I wonder if
S/Sgt. Wervick could know any-
thing about it? S/Sgt. Ross is
now getting a much needed vacation
-he's gone on a furlough.
Lt. Harley is acting C. O. while
Lt. Hill is on a three day pass.
The boys, McKenney and Shelby,
are to be complimented on their ex-
cellent record on the ranges. We
wish them and the other boys with
them the best of luck on their trip
to Fort Myers.
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Last week was quite a busy week
for a!l members of the squadron. On
the 20th the members of the new
Glee Club met for their usual week-
ly rehearsal under the direction of
Mrs. Frankie Perry, and on the 22nd
they went over to entertain the gun-
ners at Skunk Hollow, where they
were well received.
It seems that this column for the
past few weeks has dwelt exclusive-
ly with doings at the Rec Hall or in
the P. T. area, but it is almost im-
possible to say enough in expressing
our appreciation to the Special. Ser-
vice Office and others interested. The
Rec Hall is one place on the field
that really gets a play, and Sgt. A.
P. Barry, of the Physical Training
Department, has transformed the
area with athletic facilities.
On the 23rd, the old juke box again
furnished the music for the weekly
'U. S. 0. dance, and 6o-"count' em"
-60 Service Queens were the visit-
ing guests and a big heli in making
the affair a success. These dances
have been unusually popular for the
past thr-ee and a half weeks during
which the squadron was restricted.
The restriction has just been lifted
as this is written, and perhaps in the
future we will have more news of
,doings in the great metropolis to the
G. I. movies were the order of the
evening on the 24th, with "Snafu"
featured at the Hall. On the follow-
ing evening, Saturday, Sgt. Barry
was glad to welcome more than half
of the outfit to the new boxing ring,
volley ball and badmintin courts,
horseshoe pits and basketball sur-
face. Two baseball teams sandwich-
ed in a game on the diamond be-
tween games of touch football. The
date is still uncertain, but a formal
boxing match during the coming
week is to be attempted.
PURELY PERSONAL PIFFLE:
Wonder why Cogdell was chased out
of Barracks No. 3? Could it be
that the new "git-tar" he brought
back from furlough isn't bringing
him the social success he hoped for?
-Cpl. Arthur E. Williams.
After convalescing approximately
two weeks in the Station Hospital, I
certainly feel great being back in
the flock once again. My hat is off
to the entire personnel of Ward Six,
During my stay in the hospital, I
noticed the frequent visits of Cpl.
Davis to Ward Four. Generally
speaking, Ward Four hospitalizes
those visited by the stork. Investi-:
gating still further, I find the lady
in question none other than the lit-
tle lady who whittles forms of all
kinds from various types of alumi-
num alloys. in the Sheet Metal De-
partment, of the Sub-Depot.
M/Sgts. Wooten and Gainey just
returned from what the Army would
normally call routine furloughs. To
these two lucky fellows, it was call-
,.d honeymooning for two.
Last week-end, history repeated it-
self when the entire squadron -failed
to pass Saturday's inspection, and
were restricted to the limits of the'
reservation. This occurred previous-
ly, while the same organization was
stationed over at Eglin Field, Fla.
What member of the organization
tried softening the Commanding Of-
ficer and Ist/Sgt. with a box of
cigars apiece before requesting a
five day extention on furlough? Did'
you make the grade, old boy?
We regret to announce the depart-
ure of Lt. Edelmhn, who was reliev-
ed of this command and transferred
to the 350th FGTS. Lots of luck on
your new assignment, Lt.!
Colored drivers on duty with the Post Motor Pool are really
sweating put the next black-out. Last week, at one of the
regular instruction periods of the Post Motor School, they
chose Miss Lena Home, curvaceous starlet of "Stormy Weather"
and "Cabin in the Sky," as "THE GIRL WE'D LIKE MOST TO DRIVE
WITH IN A BLACKOUT! "
The nomination was made by Pfc. Mose Robinson, 965th QM, and
election was unanimously approved by the more than 150 men.
The luscious Lena was last seen on Tyndall Field with
Rochester and Ethel Waters in "Cabin in the Sky," almost sur-
passing her performance in the exceedingly popular "Stormy
Weather"'which she made after smash hit upon smash hit in
Broadway night clubs.
It is planned by the men to send Miss Horne a telegram ad-
vising her of the honor as soon after payday as possible, with
the hope, of course, that she will acknowledge it with at
least an autographed photo for the Colored Rec Hall.
The Flaming Bomb
Stick out those hairy chests, you
Ordnance men. This time it con-
cerns the winning of the Softball
League Trophy. The award was pre-
sented to the team's captain, Sgt.
Cappiello on Thursday night at the
Rec. Hall. It's interesting to note
that our team won every game.
ORDINALITIES IN THE NEWS
-We have among us a soldier who
last year shipped out from our com-
pany to Ft. Myers and then across
the "lake." Sgt. Mintchell Wilson
has seen service in North Africa. Af-
ter being seriously wounded, he was
sent back to the states. Following a
rest, he returned last week to his old
Alma Mater-the Ordnance .. We
understand Pfc. Wick is seriously
planning to be a ski trooper. There's
a red blooded man' (Attention Red
Cross Blood Bank!)
Due to some unknown reason,-Cpl.
Burnett is planning to write a book
entitled "How To Go Crazy in One
Easy Lesson." Pfc. Red Clark,
the grapevine states, is an AVID:
reader of ."rustic" fiction. He be-
lieves that Joan :of Arc was the
world's greatest WAC. Cpl.
Yannontuono asks this question: "Is
the electric chair used for capital
punishment in Florida?" Cpl. Don-
nelly replies: "Impossible! Where in
Florida would they get the electric-
ity, and from where would they pro-
cure a chair?"
Good luck to Pfc. Greenleaf, who
passed his Cadet Board exam this
week. Paul asks this question:
"What is done to guardhouse prison-
ers refusing to woik?" The answer
can easily be discovered by experi-
RUMOR ROOM RUMORS: Miss
Jean Huddleston's recent visit to the
Ammunition Section has caused
scores of GI necks to stretch ana
eyes to buldge. Since Blankein-
ship's return from furlough the ware-
house is again the same old place:
noisy! (We're only kidding Blank
old chap) While typing out this
column, it came hot- off the telephone
wires that Sgt. Smith's wife gave
birth to a 9 pound, 13 ounce girl,
Congratulations,a nd don't forget us
when seegars are being handed out. '
FOL DEROL: S/Sgt. VanKuren
returned from his furlough sans the
Pontiac DeLuxe, popularly known as
the WAC wagon, but looking the
picture of salubriousness. S/Sgt.
W. A. Brown has just returned from
Fort Myers to the Psychological Re-
search Dept., and is oralling the
worst puns since Joe Miller. It is
the opinion of Brown's friends that
he should avail himself of the won-
derful facilities of the Post Hospital's
The Audio Code Dept. lost a good
man when Sgt. Ott left for Apalach
to take over the same dept. there.
.. .Incidentally Sgts. E. E. (Sad)
Stack and Murphy, who punish the
Radio operators and specialists on
the post with their dit dah dats, are
in need of a large dose of the same
medicine they are dishing out,-the
blind leading the stupid
MUSINGS: S/Sgt. Neville is do-
ing all right now but one of these
days he is going to be walking along
one of the post roads and somebody
is going to hit him in the back of
the head and when he looks around
is he going to be surprised to find
that nobody is there The lonliest
night ,or anytime for that matter,
is a GI's lone stand as C. Q. in the
wee hours of the morning First
time this 'scribe has ever seen a
baseball team with thirty players,
well it gets them out of PT and that
is something. That Za'ny room
in Barracks No. 2 we mentioned last
week has migrated to Barracks No.
3, Room No. 8, to plague and amuse
the fellows there for a spell. Would-
n't 'be surprised if the rest of the
barracks moves out.
JUST A NOTE: Now who would
have thought that so simple a little
article as an eating utensil made for
the purpose of transporting food
from the plate to the fork and also
utilized for cutting that same food
would have been the cause of a num-
ber of guys having no pass privileg-
es for the week end? Remember,
boys, it goes to the right side of the
fork with the cutting edge on the
inside For a good laugh, ask
S/Sgt. Willetts why he was married
. .. Pvt. Wakmunski is seriously con-
sidering applying for OCS now that
his discharge has been stymied.
LATE NEW SFLASH: S/Sgt.
VanKuren has just received word
that he is the father of a seven
pound baby girl; father is being
treated for shock.
Some of the boys are leaving us
this week for greener pastures,
meaning school. We will miss them
and at the same time be a little en-
vious since they will be up north
where there are bright lights and
where people do speak to you. Just
a friendly suggestion boys take
your "longies" up there as more than
your ears can freeze.
Saw Bundy and Zupicrck in the
show in town, Sunday night. Your
"slipping," fellows, but then maybe
you're the quiet type Poursine
and Babb were walking the streets
trying their "pincer"-(ouch) move-
ment on some unsuspecting damsel
. Fishman was telling me that A.
M. school really was tough. Little
different than tending "cokes."
Meadows has some new approach-
es to get acquainted with the oppos-
ite sex. Ask him to tell you the one
about the "sweater with pockets ap-
proach." Duminuco has been a
"sad sack" since he returned from
his furlough. He's been in a daze
for days and days Dunkerly is
one of the "swing shift" boys. Must
be that cutting grass pays dividends
or could it be extra duty? -Woody.
October 2, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
THE TYNDALL TARGET
FROM THE SATURDAY EVENING POST
WHAT I AN
By SGT. THOMAS N. PAPPA
I AM fighting for that big white house with the
bright green roof and the big front lawn, the
house that I lived in before Hitler and the Jap-
anese came into my life. I am fighting for those
two big sycamore trees out there on the lawn where
my brother and I spent so many happy and never-
I am fighting for that little sister of mine, the
one in the eighth" grade, the one who shed so many
tears when her brothers went marching off to war.
I am fighting for those two gray-haired grown-
ups who live in that house right now. Those two
hard-working and intelligent people who planned
the lives of those two boys who went marching off
to war. Those two people who fought so hard to
give those boys a good education, to keep them
well clothed, well fed and clean of body and mind.
I am fighting for that big stone church with its
tall, stained-glass windows, its big organ with the
magnificent tone, its choir, its people whd were al-
ways so glad to see us. That big stone church with
its great principles and ideals, its irreplaceable
position in the community, its educational pro-
gram for the young, its living testimony to the
Creator of us all.
I am fighting for that big brick schoolhouse, that
fine old college with all its tradition and its ivy-
covered walls, that nice little roadster I used to
have, my room at home with all the books, that
radio in the living room, that phonograph with all
its records, that piano, that tennis court back of
the house, and that little black cocker spaniel with
his big bright eyes and his funny walk.
I am fighting for my home aid your home, my
town and your town. I am fighting for New York
and Chicago and Los Angeles and Greensboro and
Sgt. Thomas N. Pappas.
Hickory Flat and Junction City. And, above all,
I am fighting for Washington. I am fighting for
those two houses of Congress, for that dignified
and magnificent Supreme Court, for that President
who has led us so brilliantly through these trying
years and for the man who succeeds him.
I am fighting for everything that America stands
for. I am fighting for the rights of the poor and the
rights of the rich. I am fighting for the right of the
American people to choose their own leaders, to
live their own lives, to pursue their own careers, to
save their money if they like or to spend their
money if they like.
I am fighting for that girl with the large brown
eyes and the reddish tinge in her hair, that girl
who is away at college right now, preparing herself
for her part in the future of America and Chris-
I am fighting for that freedom that so few of us
seemed to realize we had before the war struck at
us. I am fighting for that American belief in
equality, in justice and in an Almighty God.
These are the things I am fighting for, and there
are millions more in the Army fighting for them,
too, and back on the home front the rest of the
millions are buying the Bonds to help pay for the
weapons of war and working day and night on
the production lines to produce the weapons of war.
We cannot lose.
About the Author
Twenty-six-year-old Sgt. Thomas N. Pappas, of
the Armored Force, is now Officer Candidate
Pappas, and well embarked on a three months'
course for a second lieutenancy. Inducted into the
Army on March 11, 1942, he was designated for
officer training last May twenty-third, after ad-
vancing step by step through the ranks of corporal,
sergeant, staff sergeant and first sergeant.
The "big white house with the bright green
roof" to which he refers in this essay is in Mem-
phis, Tennessee, where he was born and where he
has spent almost all his peacetime life. There still
live his parents and three sisters; a younger brother
is a corporal in the field artillery. One digression:
after three years at Southwestern College, in
Memphis, during which he played football and
worked as a part-time reporter on the Memphis
Commercial Appeal, he went to California for a
couple of years to try his luck as a movie extra.
His father, who came to this country from
Greece in 1907, is a restaurant owner in Memphis.
At the time that the Army called him, Thomas
Pappas was back in Memphis, managing a res-
Furnished by Special Service for use on Orientation Bulletin Boards
October 2, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Army Reveals Secret Weapon
By H. I. Phillips
(After studying a newspaper
photo of a Pacific beach after
Dead on a steaming beachhead,
Face In the sodden sand--
Dead for the folks forgetful
Home in light-hearted land!
Get me a series ticket!" ...
"Who do ya think'll win?"...
What do you like at Belmont?")
Hark to the playboys'din!
There by the battered barges,
Rigid and prone and done;
Paying the last full measure
There in the tropic sun;
("What is a real hot girl-show?"
"Where will we eat tonight?"...
"Let's get a ringside table")...
God, do we hear aright!
Facing the foe as always,
Gun In his stiffened hand;
Joining the dead who save us
Back where the going's grand...
"Hurry! I got the double! "...
k"Slip me a real good thing!"...
I know a swell new nightclub"...
Is it of this I sing?
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Bazooka is the slang name thing right out of "Buck Rogers."
for this weapon which has proved It shoots a projectile which looks
so deadly against enemy tanks like the regular comic strip version
and which has been classified "se- of a rocket with fins and stream-
cret" until recently. Its GI name is lined designed. Ordinarily two men
Launcher, Rocket, AT, M-1. It's some- operate the weapon. One holds it
while the other loads it. One man
alone can do a lot of damage with
it however. The weapon shoots a
big spurt of flame out its tail end.
The guy who holds it feels practi-
cilly no kick at all.
CANARIES' "WAR ROOM" GETS SPECIAL SERVICES' COMMENDATION
Dead with a buddy near him,
Each like a rumpled sack;
There with our bravest youngsters
Fate is not sending back;
("Hey, do ya play gin-rummy?"...
"Waiter, a good thick steak!"...
Where can we go this weekend?"..)
Cut it, for pity's sake!
Lad on the beach at daybreak,
Killed in the first attack,
Washed by the tide now ebbing,
Crumpled beside his pack...
Bee, ain't these taxes orful?"...
"Look what I gotta pay!"
"Cripes, how they take my money!"...
Can it be this they say!
Blood in a ghastly trickle,
Soiling the sands so white
There where a boy lies lifeless
After the slashing fight...
("How can I take more war bonds?...
"Ain't I done all I can?"...
"Gee, but a guy's no goldmine!"...)
Strange is the breed called man!
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A spot-check by the Special Service Officer of squadron orientation bulletin boards
one week after their installation revealed that many organizations are doing an excel-
lent job in keeping their boards filled with timely material. However, top honors for
this first inspection went to the Canaries, who not only had an outstanding display on
their regular board, but improvised several others upon which they have posted maps of
the various war theaters, showing the day-by-day progress of the Allied forces. For
their initiative and imagination, the Canaries received a new ping-pong table for their
In the picture above, inspecting the unusual "war room," are (left to right), Sgt.
-Joseph Fitzpatrick, squadron Special Service representative; Ist/Sgt. Joseph Twitchell;
Captain Sam Canzoneri, C.O.; and Lt. Israel Edelman, squadron adjutant.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK UNCOVERS SCORCHING CAMERA SHOTS
TURNS 'PISTOL PACKING' MAMA'
- AND ADDS 'LIFT' TO AT-6
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A 'W /
Marilyn Hightower, specialty dancer currently appearing in
the New York stage hit "Zeigfeld Girl," paid Tyndall Field a
visit last week and literally left scorched earth in her foot-
Visiting her cousin, Jean Bush of the Sub-Depot Maintenance
Department, lovely Marilyn created quite a fire hazard on her
brief tour around the field. T/Sgt. Johnny Mitchell was the
lucky guy of the Post Photo Section who drew the assignment
to click the shutter on the Zeigfeld gal's photogenic face and
Above, the starlet of the Wintergarden musical is pictured
on one of the skeet ranges. (Rumor has it that immediately
after the'pic was snapped, the gun-barrel melted. Odd, these
To the right, the 20-year old Pensacola lass is adding
"zoomph" to an AT-6. No mere hearsay is the item that camera-
man Mitchell had to be steadied after shooting the pose.
P.S. fellas, she's single!
October 3rd to 9th
DON'T CREATE FIRE HAZARDS
KNOW "FIRST AID" FIRE
LEARN HOW TO REPORT FIRES
This is the first of a series of "Firefacts"
which will be published in the Target.
Methods of preventing, combating and report-
ing fires will appear in future issues.
WATCH FOR THEM!
In Case of Fire
Dial 17 or Use
Nearest Alarm Box
Report Fire Hazards
To Fire Marshall
IS THAT 'VICTORY' IN HER GRASP?
Do you have an idea that will help bring vic-
tory closer? If you have, we might be able to
arrange an appointment with June for you. June
is the golden-haired gal above of Civilain Per-
sonnel, who is assisting Mrs. Lillian Steele in
handling the "Ideas for Victory" campaign here
at Tyndall Field.
The "Ideas for Victory" program is under the
sponsorship of the War Department and the prizes
of $5 to $250 can be-awarded only to civilian
war workers employed by the War Department.
Suggestion boxes have been placed in many
strategic spots around the field to receive the
helpful ideas of Tyndall's war workers. The
amount of the prize awarded depends upon the
value of the suggestion.
(Said Staff Sergeant Johnny "Kodak" Melsner as
the camera clicked, "I see victory in June.")
OIcLt I2 u9uL ARTiTVC ID 1
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AL CCo rresfnftcle".
Well, your correspondent is back
pn the job after one swell furlough
to the garden spot (meaning North
Carolina). Among other things
found out, here's a sure cure for
"beer burps" or plain old "hiccups."
riginating with Dr. W. P. Walters,
SLumberton, N. C., when you have
em get a plain four pound paper
ag and breath in it gas mask style
until it begins to make you dizzy.
Then remove the sack. Astonishing,
but your "hiccups" are gone. Try
it some time. It's a lot of fun .
Yours truly also developed a severe
case of 88itis (88 is radio code mean-
ing most nearly "LOVE AND KISS-
ES) Arid now for the chatter.
into each other this week-end at,
Colombus, Miss., in search of wine,
women and song were Pfcs. Russo,
Paslawski, Cpl. Walsh and S/Sgt.
Boss. In spite of the quiet and dry-
ness of the place, none of them stood
short with regard to the search .
Cpl. Walsh and lady companion gave
in exhibition of romance on the
ake. We hear it was real cute. .
fow they're saying, "Let's bring on
POST ARMAMENT Due to the
recent abolishing of Machine Gun
Instruction, the building was turned
over to the Tow Flight. This affords
them the much needed space, and, tbt,
put it mildly, gives the Armament
Section breathing space. Sgt.
Jackson, just back from furlough,
seemed very pleased to notify us
that in his native state,- Colorado,
they still sell beer by the jugfull,
and, if you please, at 5c. To
Sgt. Jackson, the blitz of the ma-
chine gun, a vote of thanks. Make
our next furlough Colorado, please,
Our softball team is showing a
marked improvement, although not
having won any games as yet, our
ast game with the M. P.'s was
'lose. So better watch us closely.
Pe may have a surprise-maybe .
NVe understand Cpl. Maxwell has set-
tled down to steady romancing-
without beverages. Is he really ser-
We shouldn't forget to mention
that our asst. armament officer, Mr.
Altvater, now has a co-pilot in the
family, or perhaps he is a futuf
armorer-too bad if he is Hans,
the Hun, or Pfc. Homann, is now
Mr. Homann and a taxpayer again.
The best of luck, Hans, and sorry to
have you leave us S/Sgt. Vanwel-
senaere has been in the hospital for'
the past week for a nose operation.
Could it be that he, is having it
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT A
hearty welcome to Pfc. Stanley Og-
ozelac, the newest addition Un-
Lerstand S/Sgt. Allen has been pro-
noted to head of the Romance De-
partment. Some going, huh, keed?
.. Nomination for favorite softball
catcher of the week goes to our own
Capt. Granville McCollum.
POST EXCHANGE As yet un-
mentioned was the formal opening of
the P. X. Soda Shop. Under the di-
rection of Lts. Rickman and Moore,
exchange officers, and Cpl. Dewell
Pratt, open house was held with
everything free from beer to match-
es. In addition to all permanent en-'
listed men, the student cadet gun-
ners were invited.
GROUP III Attention, all tat-
too artists! Sgt. Polk wants to have'
the word "Mary," removed from his
arm. His new girl, Jean, wants to
go swimming next week Pfc.
Stringfellow has graciously received
congratulations on the recent arrival
of his 8%-lb. bouncing baby boy. He
wishes to offer a box of cigars as a
.prize for the best name submitted.
Each entry must be accompanied by
two cal. 50 box tops We don't
have to worry about Sgt. Moore get-
ting his calisthentics so long as he'
frequents the Oasis and finds him-
self locked in the enlisted men's re-
If anyone should wonder why the
girls won most of the cakes at the
Bingo game last week they might
ask Sgt. Dunn, who called off the
numbed We hear that M/Sgt.
Anderson is constantly looking at a
photograph of S/Sgt. Brewer and
humming that old tune, "Somebody
else is taking my place." Sgt.
Nelson is busy composing a new ly-
ric entitled "Loretta." Will Nell
supply the music? Why are three
children (girls) always running
about town asking for him? .We
hear so much about Detroit that we
believe Sgt. Ault is being paid by
the Chamber of Commerce to adver-
Sgt. Rose has been conducting a
bit of research on Ballistics. He
can offer authentic information on
the effect of a caliber .30 projectile
on a B-34.
Group III offers its heartiest con-
gratulations to Sgt. Evans on his re-
cent marriage S/Sgt. Miller is
always singing "My Bonnie Lies.Over
the Ocean." This couldn't be Lu-
cille's favorite front? We won-
der why Sgt. Gracey dances so far
away from his blonde girl friend.
Why the blush, Gracey? Who
stole Sgt. Sanders' pants? He was
put .n an embarrassing position thd
night of the dance Sgt. Perry-
man, our drug store cowboy, has
been seen escorting a black Ford
coupe around town. Is it the girl or
the car? .. Is S/Sgt. Keeter scared
of women? We hear that a certain
girl and her mother were chasing
him in Port St. Joe.
GUARD DETACHMENT Our
softball team still has high hopes-of
tying for first place. in the inter-
squadron tournament. Their only
trouble seems to be the shortage on
the pitching staff. We are hoping
to have T/Sgt. Erwin to pitch us to
victory in the final game. Pfc. Hub-
bard ,back from furlough, tells us
New York is still a place for fun and
frolic Cpl. Barker is still wooing
a certain girl in P. C. What's the
matter, Dewey, can't you get up'
enough courage to ask for her hand?
. The detachment has gone all out
for nicknames. One of the oldest is
the one tagged to Pvt. Holcomb,
"Squaredeal." Why is Pvt. Romero
called "Snake"? Who is the "Spy
Catcher?" What particular one is
HEADQUARTERS S/Sgt. Jas.
S. O'Conner, of the Message Center,
left us this week to undergo a min-
or operation at the Tyndall Field
Hospital. We all wish you a quick
recovery, Irish, and we know you
will, under the care of those "An-
gels of Mercy." Don't try too much
"SNOW", Jim, you know how you
are, but we are all looking forward
to seeing you around Apalach very
soon... ."Marying Sam" Gabbard
'has returned from Cincinnati on the
"Honeymoon Special." He told us
what happened at the wedding and
it must have been quite a scream
when the minister asked the bride,
"Do you take this man for your
lawful wedded husband, for better
or for worse?" And the little bird
replies. "Just as he is, Parson. Just
as he is. If he gets any better I
know the Good Lord will take him
and if he gets any worse, why, I'll
tend to that myself." Anyhow, con-
gratulations, Danny, and best wishes
for a long and happy marriage.
(Overheard in the Oasis): "Don't
drink that stuff, Walsh, wood alco-
hol will make you blind." "Oh, that's
all right, I've seen everything!" .
We wonder what's wrong with "Don
Juan" Joe Tedder these last few
days? Cheer up old man, why don't
you drown your sorrows? "She's
bigger than I am and besides it
would be murder." ... If its harmony
you like, some of you guys should
pay a visit to the Latrine around
11:30 each evening and listen to the
woeful crooning of those two Sina-
tra's of theatre fame, the two star
projectionists, better known : as
"Chuck" Asquith and Phil Knotts!
Honestly, they are pretty good (.?)
Why hasn't someone notified the
special service officer of their gifted
ability and get them signed up on
the blue circuit? By the way, you
should hear their version of that old
familiar theme "When They Begin
to Clean the Latrine."
Knotts to Asquith: "Can you sing
Asquith: "Of course."
Knotts: "Can you sing 'Faust'?"
Asquith: "I can sing Faust or
slow, any way you like."
Sgt. Joseph (MOS) Andrews of ye
ole Orderly Room isn't as calm and
collected as usual due to the fact
that he is nearing those joyful two
weeks called furlough time. Joe
plans to hitch up with a popular
Baltimore sub-deb, his school days
sweetheart. Rita, does he have you
classified in the G. I. manner as to
your duty assignments, etc? Are
you as hep on mathematical figures
as Statistical Joe? Take it easy,
Rita ,he'll have you MOS'd, classified
and K. P.'d before the honeymoon is
It seems the "'crubs Softball
Team" have a home run king, better
known as "Babe Ruth" Trombites.
When he swung that willow last
Wednesday night in the game, Scrubs
vs. Officers, there was a rousing
cheer from the bleacherites and
when the dust had cleared, the um-
pire called "STRIKE THREE!"
Incidentally "The Babe," did drive
home three runs on a smashing
drive down shortstop way, through
the adjutant's legs! : : : Don't know
enough on "Gentleman" Schroeder
this week but will have the -low
down next week!
Walt says, "I suppose you wrote
"You should be encouraged."
"You should go to Hollywood."
"And you should climb the high-
"And diop off "
LINE ENGINEERING As the
week comes to an end we find that
"Booger" Powell is back from his
vacation to the tropics-all the rest
of the boys returned safely from the
same school at Sebring, Florida. .
Due to a bad weather report last
week-end all the planes left the field
and went to Mississippi. .As the
softball games go along we .notice
that the Line Engineers are in the
top position There is a rumor
that a few of the boys will leave for
school this week-end T/Sgt. Ba-
ber is to lead these boys on their
excursion Sgt. DeBlase, the new
barber, is sure getting good busi-
ness since he started setting hair
and everything Sgt. Tart is al-
ways driving on the left side of the
road. We wonder why, Sgt. Tart?
The line is finally getting some
new men, but oh, how slow.
Only two thougnrs will keep a
girl awake after a date--why she
let him kiss her, or why he didn't
"Daddy, what does 'target for tonight' mean?"
October 2, 1943
"JUST STARTING !
THE SHOW OF SHOWS!"
By PFC. GAWDHELPUS
"Step right up, ladies and gentle-
men! On the inside you will see all
your friends and relations. lor four
Peruvian quarters you can go inside
and see the Waller trainer, the one
and only Waller trainer on Tyndall
Field. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! For
a small charge, a nominal fee, you
can see it. It walks, talks, and eats
knives and forks. Born in a briar
patch, suckled by a bear, three sets
of teeth, and four coats of hair.
"It is positively the most amazing
-What! Do you good people mean
to stand there and confess that you
never heard of the Waller Trainer?
The only mechanized white elephant
in captivity and that you never heard
of its happy group of caretakers?
The only department on Tyndall
Field where the female of the spec-
ies outnumber the men.
"Sixty glamorous dames, count
'em! Sixty examples of the fairest
formliest hunks of feminine pulchri-
tude that ever wore a G. I. playsuit.
Come in and see 'Beechnut Charlie
Goodson,' the only super sergeant
who can chew tobacco, smoke a
Corona-Corona, dress down a G. I.
Butterfingers and solder a connec-
tion at one and the same time. On
the inside, you can see Lt. Wilson
who performs the amazing feat of
biting his nails down to the second
knuckle every twenty-four hours.
Step right up,- the show is about
to start! The chance of a lifetime
to see. the Red-headed Orphans of
the Air Corps! See the Section 8
Ballet assisted by the SNAFU Choir
of 60 trained female voices from the
785th Commafidos. The chance of a
'lifetime, ladies and gentlemen, to see
the entire act of Fred Waller's Tor-
"See Sgt. Cronk and his 4-F wreck-
ing crew, in the short time of noth-
ing flat they can commit more dam-
age than a volunteer fire depart-
ment. Step right up and cross my
pakn with coin of the realm and
wak'in and you will see Staff Sgt.
Henderson and the 348th Dipsoman-
iacs in their native habitat. On the
inside are the Goldbrick Twins, Help-
less and Hopeless, known on the
duty roster as Pfcs. Brill and MVa-
"You will see Staff Sgt. Bill Rit-
ter, the Ted Peckham of Panama
City; Staff Sgt. Mitchell, the only
existing non-com who gives com-
mands with the droop of the eyelash-
es and a sidelong glance;. Pfc. Kapo-
witz will demonstrate his parlor man-
ners (pool parlor, naturally); Pfc.
Shapley, the Herman Goering of
Tyndall, he rattles like a Panzerwag-
on when he walks. Yes, my good
people, next to a War Bond, this is
the most priceless bargain of a life-
"On the inside, you wfl see that
friend of the common man, Staff
Sgt. Boyes and his Mess Hall Hor-
rors, each and every man a three
time loser to the China Clipper.
They spout steam and G. I. soap,
and every man has dish pan hands
and smells like a garbage can. La-
dies and Gentlemen, on the inside of
this converted Chicken Coop, you
will see Pickett's Paratroopers, the
prettiest pack of perfumed perform-
ers between Pittsburg and Peoria.
"No! No! Ladies and gentle-
men, not the same Pickett who led
the charge at Gettysburg, but one
who is just as much a military man.
Come in and see these curvacious
Ist/Sgt. D. Knowles of Ordnance congratulates Sgt. Frank Cappiello upon receiving the elabor-
ate trophy awarded the Ordnance baseball team by the Special Service Office for winning the
field's softball championship.
The award was made at a recent Thursday night Rec Hall Dance by Captain 0.0. Freeman, S.S.
Officer. Left to right in the photo are: Sgt. Anthony Bliznik, Ist/Sgt. Knowles, Pvt. Johnny
Quick, Pfc. George Tarr, Sgt. Frank Cappiello, (team captain), and Pfc. Anthony Yannone.
The Squadron extends a most
hearty welcome to Lt. Bridgefotd,
our new C. O., who took charge the
latter part' of last week. We are
going to continue to stay on the
ball and make this squadron second'
to none. We may not get the "E"
flag every week but we are going to'
'try hard for it.
Tomorrow, yes tomorrow is the
track meet ever at the Athletic
Field where a number of beautiful
fnedals are to be awarded to the
winning men, and also a trophy for
the winning squadron, so let's get
over there and win that trophy.
We don't know what Mastello did
for a living in civilian life, but he
sure put on a good floor show in
Room No. 5, Barracks No. 3, after
pulling a day's K. P.
-Sgt. C. A. Matz..
cuties. See Fritzie Riker, the holder
of the Rubber Glove championship of
Splashing on the Hudson and lead-
ing contender for the paperweight
See Jean Hagler, the human sky-
rocket. On the inside is Libby
Swack, the twentieth century Rip
Van Winkle in her non-stop act of
snoring by the numbers. Last, but
not least, we have Sgt. McKinney,
who gives lectures on how to win
friends and make like Frank Sin-
"Hurry! Hurry! Hurry; It won't
break you, ladies and gentlemen, and
it is well worth the ridiculously low
price that the management demands.
One more thing, if you please, if you
see any one with a glassy stare and
a habit of strumming the low lip with
the -fingers and wandering around
the field, don't call the Psychiatric
Ward, just face them right and give
them a firm push-they're' Waller
MEDICS HAVE YET TO LOSE
IN SQUADRON DIAMOND PLAY
Defeat is still something for-
eign to the boys down at the hos-
pital as far as baseball is con-
cerned. In their six starts in
the inter-squadron baseball tour-
nament the Medic nine have come
out unscathed. Latest victim of
the pill-rollers was the 69th,
who, were it not fbr a shaly first
inning, might have finally wrung
a game from the vaunted Medics.
Les Tarr was on the mound for
the home team, while Ibnoway did
the hurling for the 69th. The
score was 4-2.
The Ordnance team, with Starns
and Smith as the battery, downed
the QM nine by a 9-3 score. Ba-
mat and Carron were the key men
for the Qls.
HOW THEY STAND: W L
(* Dropped out after 1st round)
BANDSMEN SEND 18 CARTONS
OF SMOKES OVERSEAS
Not content with furnishing
entertainment for the men of Tyn-
dall Field, the members of the
Post Band have contributed enough
four-bit pieces to send 18 carr
tons of smokes for the pleasure
of Yanks overseas.
HAVE TOU THANKED A YANK WITH A
CARPON OR MOI1 ?
T/F GOLFERS MEET NATC
Tyndall's newly formed golf
sextet are scheduled to meet the
Naval Air Training Center golfers
from Pensacola here tomorrow.
The match will take place at the
Panama Country Club in Lynn Haven.
In their only other match, the
Tyndall greensmen lost to the
same NATC clubbers, 10-8.
Representing Tyndall will be
Sgts. Si Moye, Gilbert McCrary,
Fred Larson and Ken Craumer and
Pvts. Louis Broward, and Harry
(Sunday, Oct. 3)
OPEN TO ALL GI s
Post Athletic Field
TORNADOES vs. MEDICS
THE TYNDALL TARGET
The Fruit Of Victory
THE TYNDALL TORNADOES
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Pictured above are the members of the Tyndall Field enlisted
men's baseball team, the Tornadoes. This fighting GI nine
finished up their diamond wars several weeks ago with a record
of 21 wins in 33 games for a season average of .636.
Rarely outfought, the Tornadoes faced many of the strongest
teams in the Southeast and came away on top more times than
Although quite a few of the original members of the team
weren't there at the finish line, their places were well filled
by such able late-comers as Woody Busby, Nick Orange, Jim Man-
derson and Bob Costigan. Leading slugger of the squad was Pvt.
Lou Edwards, while Lefty Southard was the top hurler.
Front row, left to right: T/Sgt. Herbert Anderson, 3b; Sgt.
Wm. Hines, ss; S/Sgt. "Red" Laughlin, c; Sgt. Abe Jackrel, f;
Cpl. Joe Sedmak, Ib; T/Sgt. Ed Matonak, f; Back row, left to
right: S/Sgt. Carl Juneau, team manager; T/Sgt. Paul Brown,
2b; S/Sgt. Clyde Didier, c; Cpl. Bert Balllet, Ib; Sgt. Wm.
Davis, p; Cpl. "Joe" Flanagan, p; Cpl. Max Senkinc, f; S/Sgt.
Earl Landry, f; S/Sgt. "Moon" Mullens, p; S/Sgt. Donald "Duck"
Shaw, umpire; and Coach (Lt.) Stan Drongowakl.
Missing from the picture are Pfc. Norman Southard, p; T/Sgt.
Bob Costigan, Ib; M/Sgt. Woody Busby, c; Sgt. Jim Manderson,
f; Cpl. Nick Orange,pp; Sgt. Lester Tarr, f; Cpl. Ed Ellis, f:
and Pfc. Al Donoway, p.
FIVE REGULARS END UP WITH
BETTER THAN .300 B.A.
Pvt.' Lou Edwards
Larrupin' Lou Edwards left Tyn-
dall Field in August for greener
pastures but he certainly left
the boys something to shoot at
when he slammed out 19 hits in
42 trips to the plate for an aver-
age of .4521'
Edwards and four other regulars
supplied the Tornado offensive
punch in hitting over the .300
mark. Burly Nick Orange, who
alternated between left field.
and the pitching box, finished
up with a neat .382, while Second
Baseman Brown, and Catchers Busby
and Didier bowed out with aver-
ages of .363, .344, and .329, re-
Bill Davis, pitcher, and Ed
Ellis, utility fielder, batted
S384, but they appeared in too
few games to be included in final
Complete batting averages:
PLAYER AB R H PCT.
Edwards 42 15 19 .452
Davis 13 2 5 .384
Ellis 13 3 5 .384
Orange 34 4 13 .382
Brown 77 19 28 .363
Busby 61 8 21 .344
Didier 73 16 24 .329
Tarr 63 8 17 .270
Hines 74 20 19 .257
Jackrel 66 15 16 .243
"LEFTY" SOUTHARD LEADS
Pfc. Norman Southard of the
Guardians turned in the best per-
formance of any Tornado hurler
with a record of 9 wins against 4
defeats for the season. When in
good form, Southard's mighty left
arm was well nigh untouchable and
many were strikeouts.
Easy going "Joe" Flanagan turn-
ed in the next best mound per-
.formance with a record of 5-2.
An early season injury to hi.s
pitching arm made things tough
for him and in the games he won
you could tell that "Joe" was
pitching as nuch with his head as
he was with his arm.
In his three appearances at "the
rubber, Al Mullens gained a 2-1
edge, and Bill Davis and Nick
Orange each split, 1-1.
"Hardluck" Al Donoway, who cer-
tainly has something on the ball,
always ran into trouble in the'
home games and ended up with a
Les Tarr of the Medics won the
only game he pitched in while Bid
Coffer of the Gunnermakers drop-
ped his single contest.
25TH ALTITUDE VOLLEY BALL
TEAM UNDEFEATED IN LOOP
The boys of the T/F Altitude
Training Unit may specialize in
low pressure activities but their
pressure on the &S.. volley ball
loop Is far from low.
Undefeated In six tries, the
"Chamber" sextet added the Ounner-
maker pat-ball artists to their
listdf victims last week by drub-
bing them 21-4 and 21-0.
Although a "love" game in vol-
ley ball is rather unusual, the
"old men" of the 69th also turned
11 1 -r-
the trick this week when they
downed the Canaries by a 21-0
score and then took the second
Other games played last Tuesday
resulted in wins for the 25th
over the QMs and the White Flashes
over the Gunnermakers.
1st ROUND STANDINGS: W L Ties
25th Alt. Trng. Unit 6 0
Quartermaster 5 2
Redbirds 3 2 1
By Camp Newspaper Service
Ken Silvestri, former New York
Yankee catcher, repaid Lt. Johnny
Beazley the other day for the ex-
Cardinal pitcher's two victories
over the Yanks in last year's
World Series. Silvestri belted a
homer off Beazley to give the
Second Army a 1-0 victory over
Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Beazley, on
detached service, was pitching for
Oglethorpe. He yielded six hits
and fanned seven while Sgt.
Hugh Mulcahy, former Philly'star,
hurled 3-hit ball for the Second
Leading hitter on the Sixth
Ferrying Command baseball team
is Max West, ex-Braves outfielder,
who has clubbed .482 and hit 10
homers in 53 games. Second best
batter on this hard hitting nine Is
Hank Danning, former Giants
catcher, with .432. He is followed
by Nanny Fernandez of the
Braves, a .411 sticker and Red
Ruffing, alternating between the
mound and the outfield, with a
Dee Moore, Phillies catcher, has
been assigned to the Marines and
given a 2-week furlough before
reporting to the San Diego (Cal.)
Base for training.
Another ex-Cardinal, Cpl. Enos
(Country) Slaughter, is hitting an
even .500 against GI pitching.
Lt. (jg) Byron Raymond (Whiz-
zer) White, All-American back
at the University of Colorado,
Oxford University Rhodes scholar
Yale University law student and
former professional football ace,
now is stationed at a motor tor-
pedo boat base in the New Georgia
October 2, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Page 0 TH TYNALL ARGE
" Victim Of Circumstances Is Claim
Of Lonely Hearts Correspondent
Although practically engaged to
Evelyn Whalen of Jamaica, N.Y.,
Pvt. John J. Graffe, a member of
the Guardians for the past 16
months, decided to write a letter
to a local Lonely Hearts Club.
Perhaps Johnny was feeling a
little low -- when he set out to
represent himself as a "Lonely
Heart# stationed in the wilder-
ness of Northwest Florida; far
removed from sight of man and the
gentle influence of woman.
Yes, possibly his letter did
state that he was seeking the
companionship of a young, at-
tractive widow of means, but in-
this instance Johnny was follow-
ing the advice of hearts lonelier
Innocent, of course! But news
does get around and in the May
1 issue of the Target Evelyn read the following item: "The latest
pair to indulge in letters to the Lonely Hearts Club is Pvts. Ferguson
and J. Graffe."
The time for quick action had already passed. That fatal issue of
the May Target lay unopened until the morning of August 28, when
Evelyn Whalen chanced upon it in a stack of old magazines.
But for the visibility, which was low that morning in Jamai a,l
Miss LWhalen would have hit the proverbial ceiling. It is not for us
to try to imagine the horrible reprisals that kept flitting through
her mind when she discovered that Johnny, her Johnny, overnight had
changed from a satisfied male in love with a girl from Jamaica to a
lonely brooding heart in Florida.
What Evelyn wrote to Pvt. John M. Graffe, we can only guess. But
in the interest of truth we offer an excerpt from her letter ad-
dressed to the Targe tand carrying a postmark of August 28, 1943. -
"On May 1, 1943, you printed that John J. Graffe was one of the
latest to indulge in the Florida Lonely Hearts columns. Well, he
might be a lonely heart in Florida, but he sure is a heart-throb in
JAMAICA. One who knows. (Signed) Evelyn Whalen."
Ed. Note: It has just been brought to our attention by Cpl. Sam-
(Winchell) Marotta of the Guard Squadron that Pvt. Graffe is not a
"lonely brooding heart, far removed from the gentle influence of wom-
an." Rather, it was Pvt. William Smith's idea of a good joke to play
on Johnny, who wouldn't look on any other girl but his Evelyn, that
Caused his good friend S. to submit Graffe's name as a fellow lonely
Our apologies to Pvt. Graffe and Miss Whalen for printing the dis-
turbirg item which appeared in the Guardians' column of the May I
issue of the Target.
---P c. E.T. Delbyck.
Our three dog men received their
stripes recently and we heartily ex-
tend our congratulations to the reci-
pients. Incidentally, we have seen
not one single stogie from the three
dog men, Sgts. R. Turner, Szerdiak
and E. Garriott.
Not one bit of response was notic-
ed in the efforts to build up a basket-
ball team. We still think that if the
following men would turn out we
could have a corker of a team. The
men are G. Kooey, M. Hitt, A. Mitch-
ell, G. Wright, Shasteen, R. Prosper,
R. Morris and E. Duggan.
BANTER Cpl. Mashburn is in
a quandary because he can't find
participants for the "Information
Tease" program. Here are some pro-
bable candidates: Peltier, Butcher,
Folmar and V. Meola. These ought
to be top's on any quiz program.
Lt. E. T.. Bonk has gone off to
school at Ft. Custer and with him go
the best wishes of the Guardians.
Some of our men have been trans-
ferred to other outfits and we hope
that they have the best 6f luck in
their new surroundings. The most
heartbroken of them all is Pfc. Ed.
Cpl. Sam Marotta.
With the graduation of class 43-32,
the officers and instructors of .Squad-
ron A rolled up their sleeves and
started class 43-44 off in fine style.
There is much to be accomplished,
land with each new class great im-
provement is made. Class 43-32 came
'through with the highest academic
average of any class to date.
First Sergeant Kelley not 'only
thinks there is much to be accom-
plished, but believes there are now
more problems than ever before. He's
quite right, but as we can see it, he's
'the one boy who can handle prob-
The mad scramble around the
squadron bulletin board last week
was the effort of each instructor to
put down his preference of subject
to teach when the "specialist sys-
tem" becomes effective. Weapons
was the first choice of many.
Cpl. Drake (now home on fur-
lough) got wind of the specialist sys-
tem. He immediately sent an air
mail special delivery letter to Cpl.
De Baun. The contents of the let-
ter said: "Joe, please don't let them
make an air-to-air specialist of rne.
Anything but that!" (Drake loves
airplanes, but while they're on the
86th Sub-Depot Employes Giving
Full Support To Third Bond Drive
At a meeting of Air Service Command empl6yes held last week in the
hangar at 86th Sub-Depot, full support of the organization was
pledged to the third war loan campaign.
In an appropriate setting in the middle of the large hangar floor,
the employes gathered around a raised platform and listened to short
talks by Major Loren A. Bryan, commanding officer; Lt. George L. Tra-
wick, engineering officer, and Joseph B. Story, special information
officer, who urged the necessity of Sub-Depot personnel buying bonds
to the limit of their ability.
The response was immediate and gratifying. A steady stream of bond
purchasers has since been crowding the facilities of the-personnel
section in Sub-Depot headquarters where a special detachment of
clerks is on duty receiving applications and issuing bonds. As this
is written (Tuesday), approximately 80 percent of Sub-Depot employ-
es have made applications to buy bonds by the payroll deduction plan.
The goal set for the organization is that every civilian employee and
officer pledge at least 10 percent of his salary for the purchase of
war bonds, and in addition buy an extra bond for cash.
Enthusiasm for this plan is evidenced by the number of Sub-Depot
employes now buying bonds through the payroll deduction plan. Many
of them are subscribing for more than the minimum 10 percent which
has been requested. Sub-Depot staff officers say that by the end of
the week and the current campaign, they are confident the members of
their organization will be signed up 100 percent.
Special credit is due Miss Jewel Dunn, Mrs. Dorothy Myers, Miss
Nell Yates, Miss June Dady, Miss Betty Jean Davenport and Miss Henrie
Stanley of Sub-Depot headquarters for their zeal in soliciting bond
purchasers and their efficient handling of the many applications
which have resulted.
FOR THIS WEEK
"My Kingdom For A Cook"
"Johnny Come Lately"
"Sky's The Limit"
Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie
"My Kingdom For A Cook"
Charles Coburn, Isabel Elsom
"Ride Tenderfoot Ride"
James Cagney, Grace George
Diana Barrymore, Robert Paige
Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie,
Robert Young, Dorothy McGuire
"Next of Kin"
"Fighting Devil Dogs"
Lee Powell, Herman Brix
Ann Southern, Red Skelton
"Stranger From Pecos"
Johnny Mack Brown
THE TYNDALL TARGET
OTHE TYNDALL TARGET
1. If I told you I was going to
raise heads, ears and eyes in
my victory garden, what veg-
etables would I be referring
SWhen a girl goes for a stroll
vith; a on In in ifurr, "by
with a man in uniform, why
shouldn't she cling to his
3. I went to a movie last night,
and in the picture was a man
wearing a bowler, a choker
and a wrapper. What part of
his anatomy that is usually
covered was left uncovered?
4. Which section of the country
has the highest marriage rate
according to population-east,
west, north or south?
5. Are there any other countries
that celebrate Labor Day or
is it strictly an American
6, Why are there exactly 13 but-
tons on each pair of blue
trousers that our sailors
7. Where would you go to buy a
8. Which one of these three cit-
ies is not among the 10 larg-
est in the United States? New
Orleans? Baltimore? St.
9. Why can you usually see dis-
tant objects more clearly
after a rain?
0. If you were using the word
"exaggerate" in a letter and
came to the end of the line
where would it be correct to
Bi e Saer
1. Cabbage, lettuce or cauli-
flower, corn and potatoes.
2. Because his right arm
should be free to salute with,
and when saluting properly the
left arm is at his side.
3. His feet. A bowler is a
hat (derby). A choker is a col-
lar, a wrapper is a robe.
4. The south.
5. Canada, Newfoundland and
several other countries also ob-
serve Labor Day on the first Mon-
day in September.
6. They stand for the original
7. To. a furniture store.
8 New Orleans. St. Louis is
the eighth largest city. Balti-
more is the seventh largest, New
Orleans the fifteenth.
9. Because the air is purer.
Rain washes and cleans it, re-,
moving dust, soot,pollen and
other foreign matter.
The shorter the skirts the
easier to get up stares.
By BOB HAWK
- m..0 am- ft
P r"',,, i,-
If you have to enter a build-
ing and suspect a door trap, open
the door with a long pole from a
sheltered position. Be careful after
you get in because there may be
a second trap which will explode
when you close the door.
NEVER.PICK UP or move anything in
a building until you have first examined,
it to see if it is connected to a trap.
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
October 2, 1943
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Gunners of the Week
GUNNER OF THE CLASS
S/SGT. CARL H. STARCK
A native of Milwaukee, Wis.,
Starck is 20 years old. Attended
the local high school where he
played football with the scrubs.
After graduation from school
he was employed as an optician's
Enlisted in Milwaukee in July,
1941. Since then has been sta-
tioned at six different bases.
Spent most of his service at
Scott Field, Ill., and Sioux
Falls Army Air Base.
Completed armorer's courses at
Buckley and Lowry Fields before
coming to Tyndall.
PFC. ROGER WILLIAMS
Although named after the found-
er of Rhode Island, Williams was
born in Nichols, So. Carolina,
25 years ago.
Graduated from high school at
Green Sea, S.C. Prior to enlist-
ment in March, 1943, as an avi-
ation cadet, he worked as a to-
bacco farmer with his dad.
SEliminated from cadet training,
after six weeks, he was shipped
to Keesler Field and then to
Lowry for armament schooling.
Played tennis while-at high
school, and lists the net game
as his favorite sport.
PVT. HAROLD H. MOHNfEY
Gunner of the Week for Septem-
ber ii-18, Mohney finishes up at
Tyndall as ace gunner of his
-Is 24 years old and calls Three
Rivers, Mich., home.
Prior to army service he was
an apprentice tool and die maker
at the Ford Trade Schoolat famed
Entered AAF in November, 1942,
has completed armament course at
A/C SAMUEL H. McCHESNEY
Big Stone Gap, Va., is the home
of Squadron E's Gunner of the
Week. Twenty-five years of age,
M-cChesney was employed as a chem-
ist by the Mead Paper Corp. at
Kingspor-t, Tenn., prior to ap-
pointment to cadets.
A graduate of Lafayette College,
he won two letters as a member
of the varsity wrestling squad.
Entered service in March, 1943,
took pre-flight training at Max-
well Field, went through primary
at Avon Park, Fla., and then to
advanced flight at Selman Field,
PFC. WILLIAM DERELIOSIS
Like Squadron A's G.T.W., De-
reliosis hails from Milwaukee,
The 22 year old gunner grad-
uated from Milwaukee's Boys' Tech
and prior to AAF enlistment was
employed as an electric motor
His favorite sport is midget
auto racing, and has competed in
four races himself. Owned his
own tow truck and made fair in-
come by rebuilding wrecked cars.
Has attended instrument school
at Chanute Field and A.M. school
at Seymour Johnson Field.
T/SGT. CLARENCE D. PALMER
Completed his first "hitch" in
November, i939, after 3 years
with the crack 5th Infantry Div-
ision stationed in Portland, Me.
Enlisted again November 27,
1939, this time in the AAF. Went
to Maxwell Field for aircraft
armorer's school and then to Or-
lando, Fla. Later was assigned
to Eglin as armament inspector.
Attended high school in home
town of Gallatin, Tenn. Played
high school football and engaged
in several other sports.
Is 25 years old and has been
married for three years.