Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
General Note: Title from caption.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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STyndall .J 'T arget
Copy Prepared Under Supervision
Of Public Relations Officer.
To.l. AtlflBtt S^ tMLth
Special Service Officer:
Capt. Owen 0. Freeman
Public Relations Officer:
Lt. William B. Pratt
Photographic Officer:
Capt. J.A. Dickerman
Editorial Staff:
S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
Saul Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
Cpl. Harry BardiLPfe. E.T. Delbydci
Art Work:
S/Sgt. Frank Horn, Sgt. Marshall
Goodman, S/Sgt. Fred Slade.
Photography & Reproduction:
M/Sgt. W. Busby, T/Sgt.W. Castle,
T/Sgt. J. Mitchell, S/Sgt. F.
hurchill, S/Sgt. G. Neitzert,
Sgt. D. Levinson, Cpl. L. Shaw,
S/Sgt. J. Montgomery, S/Sgt. R.
Keough, S/Sgt. J. Webster. Sgt.
P. Terry. Sgt MJ. arsick, Cpl.
E. Tackett, Pvt. W. Daniels, Pfc.
H. Care.
The Tyndall Target receives
material supplied by Camp News-
paper Service, War Dept., 205 E.
42nd St., NYC. Credited material
may not be republished without'
prior permission from CIS.

Stores were alarmingly low,
amongst the crew there were
dark faces and angry mutter-
ings, talk of mutiny and open
plotting against thd great
admiral's life. It was now
more than two months since
they had set sail from the
port of Palos in Catholic
Spain. Where was this new
passage to the fabulous wealth
of the Indies? Angrily they
bandied the question among
The moment was desperate and
the evening of Oct. 11, 1492,
found Columbus stationed on
the top of his cabin aboard
the Santa Maria ranging his
eye-along the dining horizon,
keeping ceaseless watch.
Ahead was the fast sailing
Pinta, in the wake of his own
ship followed the Nina. The
undertaking had the blessings
and backing of Spain's bene-
volent rulers, Fernando and
his queen, Ysabel. To them,
Colunbus had given his pledged
word that he would repay their
kindness and trust, in gold of
the Indies.
About ten o'clock that eve-
ning Columbus thought he be-
held a light glimmering in the
distance. He called one of
his men to him and inquired
whether he too, saw such a
light; the man replied that he
did. As fitfully as it had
shone, the light disappeared,
but to Colunbus this was cer-
tain sign of land and proof
that it was inhabited.
At two in the morning, a gun
from the Pinta spoke on the
heels of the magical cry of
"Land!" The men crowded a-
thwartships, their eyes str-
aining into the darkness.
It was on Friday morning,
the 12th of.October, that Co-
lunbus first beheld the New
World. As the light came up
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This past week Tyndall
Field lost one of its best
friends. Chaplain Brooks
Wester.received orders to
proceed to a port of em-
barkation for overseas
duty. This order came
suddenly, as orders do in
the Army. Very quietly,
without any fanfare, he
gathered a few things in
his trunk and left the
field. No doubt he re-
oretted not being able to
say goodbye to the many
friends he had madd here.
It was fifteen months
ago that this young man Chaplain Brooks H. Wester
if God came to Tyndall Field. The soldiers on this
field didn't have to sweat him out very long to find
out he was a real friend. It wasn't any time till
his quiet, calm friendly self had an impact and an:
influence on everyone whom he met. He was tolerant .
All sorts of soldiers in the exercise of their re-
ligion owe him more than thanks. But more than thel
individual- the field as a whole owes him for
the many things that help morale that we have.
In our Army which is fighting for justice and truth,
it is an established and officially accepted principle
that the Chaplain exercises an indispensable function
and that his services are of paramount importance.
Chaplain Wester performed this function at this field
to the satisfaction of God and his fellow men. He
was a kindly, friendly counselor. Thanks be to God
that there are such men as Chaplain Wester with the
courage and the zeal to volunteer to take on the
dangers.and burdens of military life. He never hesi-
tated for one minute in the performance of his duty.
Chaplain Wester was the fifth Chaplain at Tyndall
Field. Chaplain McClelland is in England, Chaplain
Finnerty is in North Africa. Where Chaplain Wester
will go we don't know, but somewhere across the face
of God's earth he will be a tower of strength and a
bulwark for courage among our soldiers on the battle-
fields. He shares with them the sacrifices and dangers
of combat for the protection of their nation against
those who would destroy it.
We guarantee that he will have our prayers not only
for his own protection and return but, for what is
closer to his heart, for his success in raising the
minds of men to God. He will always have a place in
the hearts of Tyndall Field men.
Chaplains all over the world, each day, are risking
their lives to bring spiritual help to our brave
soldiers. To Chaplain Wester particularly, we wish
the best of blessings. May God be with him till we
meet again.


8:00 A.M ...............Mass
9:00 A.M....Protestant Sun-
day School
10:00 A.M....Gunners Mass at
10:00 A.M....Protestant wor-
ship Service
11:00 A.M..Ounners Protestant
Service at Theater
11:15 A.M...............Mass
7:30 P.M ....Evening Worship


P.;M.............. Mass
P.M ....Fellowshlo Club

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

Interviews and Photos

Ala.; Trombone: "The Army seems
to have put routine even into
music. Music and routine don't
aix. "

PfC. BROWN 7. SFIVA, Panama City,
Fla.; Bass Violin and Symbols:
"The only difference I see is
more money in civil life, but
it's much tougher playing music
in the Army. "

SGT. ORVAL F. MOR2TO, Chicago,
Ill.; Saxaphone and Clarinet:
"I find .that playing music for
the Army is a day and night job.
This building morale is tougher
than knocking the cats out."

ooga, Tenn.; Trampet: "I think
that as a musiCian in civilian
life we enjoyed our music much
more. Even though we like our
jobs as bandsmen and morale
builders, we seemed to have been
such more appreciated in civilian
Life. "

CPL. JAMhS.V. CONIFF, Rochester,
N.Y.; Vocalist, Pianist and Bass
Drummer: 'My answer chiefly con-
cerns dance music. Audiences
tend not 'to be as appreciative
of G.I. musicians as of civilian
iusiicians of the same claibre."


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Octoer 1, 143 TE TYDAL TARET Pre



Tyndall Field and the nation
paid tribute on Wednesday to a
Panama City aerial gunner who
died while battling the Axis in
the Mediterranean area.
More than 1,500 students parad-
ed before the reviewing stand at
the parade grounds, where sat
the gunner's parents and brother,
several Panama City dignitaries
and Tyndall Field officers.
Col. Leland S. Stianattian pre-
sented to the soldier's mother,
Mrs. Walker Gwaltney, the Air
hedal with four Oak Leaf Clusters
and the Purple Heart,
They were awarded to the gun-
ner, Staff Sergeant Randall R.
Gwaltney, for his heroism during
more than 2) sorties against the
Sergeant Gwaltney was the waist
gunner and radio man on a Flying
Fortress. After first being sta-
tioned in the British Isles, from
where he helped bomb France and
Germany, he was sent to North
Africa to take part in the battles
in the Mediterranean area.
"Americans are free today and
will be free tomorrow, and down-
trodden and oppressed peoples of
other nations will be free, be-
cause of men like Sergeant Gwalt-
ney," said Colonel Stranathan as
he presented the medals to Mrs.
Gwal tney.
"As a representative of these
people, I consider it a high
honor to express their gratitude
to you, an American mother who
has done so much for the cause
of freedom," the colonel said.
"Sergeant Gwaltney was an
American who lived up to the
traditions started more than a.
century ago when other Americans
established the first really free
nation. When that freedom was
challenged and his country was
attacked, he went forth to defend
his people and today his people
honor his memory. War Department
records attest to his gallantry
and these medals are the grateful
expression of a thankful nation. "
The Tyndall Field band and a
color guard participated in the
Betreat ceremony, which was wit-
nessed by many Panama City re-
sidents who had been invited to
see the presentation.


General Bethouart, commander-
in-chief of all French troops
in America, left Tyndall Field
yesterday for Maxwell Field,
headquarters of the Army Air
Forces Eastern Flying Training
Command, after inspecting French
gunnery students in training
The French commander is making
3n extended tour of all American
eamps and fields where Frenchmen
are in training. At Maxwell
Field he will confer with ranking
Air Force officers on the train-
ing program.
Gen. Bethouart was accompanied
here by Lt. Col. Lebel and Major
D'Amecourt of the French Air



Real life drama enacted during ceremonies at Tyndall Field.
Gwaltneys listen as Post Commander praises hero son, while
Major William P. Kevan stands by and other Tyndall officers
pay silent tribute.



The name of another aerial gun-
ner has been added to the Honor
poll of Tyndall Field.
The latest graduate to have his
name placed on the honored list
is S/Sgt. George A. Eisel, of
Colunbus, Ohio, the sole surviv-
or of a plane crash in Iceland
which cost the life of Lt. Gen.
Frank M. Andrews and 11 other
American airmen.
The accident in which Sgt.
Eisel was injured occurred last
May 3 when the Liberator bomber
in which the sergeant was a tail
gunner crashed into a mountain on
bleak Iceland. The ship broke in
two and Eisel was thrown clear of
the plane and away from flames
which charred it.
For 26 hours Sgt. Eisel lay
pinned beneath the wreckage of
the tail section of the plane be-
fore he was sighted by a fighter
plane pilot and rescued by other
airmen. He was transported to a
station hospital 10 miles distant
and in July was removed to a hos-
pital in New York City.
The sergeant gunner had suf-
fered a broken back, a bullet
wound from ammunition which ex-
ploded in the crash, injured
nerves in the right leg and numn-
erous abrasions and cuts of the
face and body.
The crash in Iceland was not
the first for Sgt. Eisel. While
stationed in North Africa he was
on a bombing mission with his
Liberator crew when a Messer-
schmitt 109 shot them down. He
was one of seven of the crew of
10 who escaped with their lives.
Now Sgt. Eisel is spending 30
days furlough with his parents in
Columbus. The 33 year old gunner
graduated from St. Mary's high
school in Columbua. He entered
the Army in February, 1942. later
graduating from gunnery school
he r e.
He wears the Purple Heart Medal
and the Distinguished Flying
Cross for injuries in line of du-
ty and for meritorious service.



Several changes in the regular
weekly T/F radio programs and the
addition of a new 6-day a week,
15 minute broadcast' were announc-
ed Wednesday by the PRO.
The regular Wednesday "News of
the Army" program, heard over
W1P at 7:30, will be supplanted
by.a 15 minute variety program
with Tyndall Field talent, orig-
inating from the WAC dayrocm.
Starting off the new show on
Wednesday will be Sgt. Bob Don-.
lan, pianist.
The new addition to the T/F re-
dio schedule is the Monday through
Saturday 1-1:15 P.M. broadcast
entitled "March to Victory." On
Monday and Thursdays the 15-min-
ute program will concern itself
with the latest in sports. On
Tuesday and Fridays a round-up
of world news will be aired, and
on Wednesday and Saturdays may
be heard dramatizations of the
news of the week. This new ser-
ies of programs, under the dir-
ection of S/Sgt. Steve Libby,
will emanate from the Post Rec-
reation Hall. Material for the
new series will be furnished by
Transradio Press and station HMCA
of New York.
Meanwhile, the Tyndall Field
Playhouse group will adhere to
i.s regular Wednesday evening
schedule, 8:30 P.M.

A recent order from AAF Head-
quarters authorized 10-day de-
lays enroute for all graduating
gunners assigned to the 18th
Replacement Wing, Army Air Base,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
The new order went into effect
early last week and a number of
the gunners in the graduating
class took advantage of the
offer. However, since transpor-
tation costs must be borne ly the
soldier, many of the boys found
themselves short of the necessary
funds and had to sweat out GI


Our front cover this week Is
an on-the-line shot of WAC ra-
dio repair mechanics giving
the ship's radio on an AT-6 an
expert going over.
Standing on the wing in low-
er left is Sgt. Elizabeth L.
Walton, Jay, N.Y., a member of
Group 2 Communications. The
little Wac perched on top of
the fuselage is another member
of Group 2.Communications, Sgt
Callie S. Mize of Lexington,
N. C.
Lucky ship to be getting all
that attention--makes us wish
we were an AT-6. '
The photo was taken by Sgt.
Dan Levinson.

12:45 P.M. Musical Recording
Hour at Post Theater has been
cancelled due to repairs ca power
7:30 P.M. Testimonial Dinner
for members of the Band and Post
baseball team at Panama Country
12:30 P.M. Squadron A&R Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athletic
7:00 P.M. Weekly Boxing Matches
at Post Athletic Field.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. Regular .Information
Tease Contest at Rec Hall.
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 WDP.
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. WIEP broadcast. T/F
Variety Show from WAC Day Room.
8:30 P.M. Radio'broadcas ove-r
WDIP. T/F Radio Playhouse front
WAC Day Room.
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 WDIP.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly color-
ed t3 dance at Colored Rec H&ll.
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
5:30 P.M. Regularly scheduled
volley ball gaes.
7:30 P.M. Boxing bouts at Re-
ceiving Pool.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Mrvies at Receiving
:00o 1:15 ?.ir. Monday thru
Saturday 'March to Victory."
Broadcast over WILP from Rec

.O.ctober 16, 1943


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Drowsy Japs on Wake Island were
rudely awakened last week when
U.S. carrier-planes dropped in
on them for target practise. The
sons of the Rising Sun were caught
napping and the commander' of the
garrison awoke to rind that he
had lost face. According to the
dictates of the Samural code the
Hon. C.O.'s loss of face is sure
to be followed by the loss of his.

Coo, in the Italian-Dodeconese,
is, no paradise for pigeons as the
Nazis seeking to wrest possession
of the tiny isle from the British
Lion roaring to go. To the
Nazis weary of ersatz rations,
lion meat holds high appeal, but
the bite is gone from the teeth
of National Socialism and Hitler
is using what's left to hang on

It was revealed this week by
Australian Prime Minister John
Curtin that the Allied airman
whose beheading was disclosed in
a diary found on a dead Japanese
in New Guinea was an Australian.
No announcement was made of the
,flier's name who was beheaded by
a Japanese officer and then dis-
membered by a seaman. Although
the identity of the dead hero re-
mains unknown, his avengers in-
clude the entire might and re-
solve of the Allied Nations that
satisfaction will be obtained
from his assassins.

Snaking through the heavily de-
fended islands off the Norwegian
coast in a sea-sortie that re-
quired passage through thickly
sown mine fields, audacious mid-.
get submarines of the British
fleet inflicted severe underwater
damage on the German super-battle-
ship Tirpitz, possibly the most-
powerful naval vessel in the
world. Six days later, aerial
reconnaissance photographs showed
the Tirpitz surrounded by a thick
pool of oil extending more than
two miles from its anchorage. It
is becoming more apparent that a
substitute for Norwegian sardines
will shortly appear on Nazi
launching menus possibly Britr
ish tin fish in Tirpitz oil.
*-Pfc. E.T. D-lbyck.

Ft. Brady, Mich.-One battery
of an Artillery unit here was toss-
Sing a party in its day room and
had been so gallant as to'fix up the
latrine for the gals. The windows
were blacked out to blind prying
GI eyes and everything possible
had been done for the comfort of
the lovely lassies. About 20 gals
were powdering and painting
when a male head poked slowly
out of the shower room. The gals
beat a hasty retreat while the sol-
dier dressed and scrammed. He
had been stranded in the shower.

Along The

L Main Stem

..... This column will be pub-
li.shed weekly to let you GI's at
Tyndall in on the latest Holly-
wood, Broadway, and Radio dope.
The movies mentioned may be seen
at your Post Theater; the radio
shows may be heard over your own
set; the stage shows .. well,
sellers, you'll have to wait for
a furlough to see them!
..... John Garfield, back at
Warner Bros. from eastern War
Bond Tour, will star in "Outward
Bound," based on the stage play
..... Tops in type-casting goes
to Ted DeCorsia, of "Big Town"
and "Joe and Mabel" programs;
he's Joe the Cab-Driver on both
CBShows ..... Three ex-movie
starlets appear in Broadway's
"The Doughgirls": Arline Whelan,
Virginia Field, and Arline Fran-
..... Anybody who is looking
for holiday gift suggestions may
find a helpfuL hint in "World
Today" (CBS) Correspondent Eric
Sevareld's report about the way
things are in Chungking. "There
is a white wine," says the hero
of a Burmese jungle parachute
jump, "Which works extremely well
in a cigarette lighter.
..... Barbara Joyce, CBStar, on
"Anerican School of the Air" is
a swell looker ..... Mrs. Elsie
Bannerman joins her husband, Al-
bert Basserman, in the cast of
Warners' "Rhapsody n Blue, based
on the life of George Gershwin
..... Rumor says there'll be no
"Hellzapoppin" this winter: too
bad, it's a howl of a good show
..... Fred Alien will make a
movie before returning to the CBS
Texaco Star Theater, ..... Jack
Benny, recently returned from en-
tertaining overseas troops, re-
.turns to NBC soon with the entire
Jello gang .... "The Merry Widow"
on Broadway stars Marta Eggerth
and Jan Kiepura; a grand show.

News From Your

Own Home Town
Miami, Fla. (CNS) -Fourteen
hunting dogs picked a scrap with
a wildcat in the everglades last
week. The wildcat snarled, trim-
med all the dogs in a free-for-all
fight and disappeared.
Minneapolis (CNS) -Everett
Glynis, 79, was buried twice.
When he died last June he was
believed to have been penniless
so the city gave him a free burial
in a county grave. Later bank
books were uncovered showing
that Glynis left $7,000. His body
was exhumed and re-buried in the
nicest cemetery in town.
Monticello, Ark. (CNS) --One
month free room and board in the
county jail was the prize offered
by Sheriff L. W. Bell at a war
bond auction here. Everett Cal-
houn, a farmer, bid $500 for the
privilege but he didn't indicate
whether he would take advantage
of the facilities.
New York (CNS) Elaine
Ward, a comely model, makes her
boy friends buy a $500 war bond
every time they take her out on
a date. In this way she raises
$7,000 worth of war bonds a


Unlike most of as, Pvt. Erwin Axe of the Guard Squadron
learned early in life the value of having a good skate as a
close friend. In fact, he formed a close association with two
good skates seven years ago and has been goin' around with
them ever since.
Erwin hails from Lancaster, Pa., where, after two years of
high school education, he decided to seek fame and fortune on
a pair of roller skates. Roller skating was his hobby at the
time and when he received an offer to perform for cash, he
turned professional and gave all his attention to rolling up
the ladder of success via skates.
Starting off the act with the monicker of the "Whirling
Discins," Axe and his partners toured Pennsylvania and then
went south to Baltimore. One of the high spots of his skating
career was his act's four week appearance at Baltimore's famed
Oasis nightclub. By this time, however, the name had been
changed to the "Whirlaways."
In the picture above, taken about 2 years ago, Axe is seen
in the middle of his act, with his wife balancing herself on
his shoulders, and the third member of the troupe, Dorothy
Kirke, giving her skates a rest the hard way.
Just which one of Uncle Sam's talent scouts "caught their
act" is hard to say, but Axe received his call to enter the
big show in September, 1942, and has been entertaining at
military social functions ever since in an AAF uniform.
Here at Tyndall, Axe and his wife have performed their act on
numerous occasions, most recently at the Ritz Theater premiere
of "This Is the Army" last Monday night, for which performance
they received a resounding round of applause.
As a member of the Guard Squadron, Axe's present duties find
him walking a "tour" at the side of one of the T/F WAGS. When
queried as to future plans, Erwin stated that he hoped to re-
turn to show biz with his wife and skates -- but right now
he's concentrating on his "dog act."



..... Tyndall Tech today tips its topper to the boys of the Signal
Corps .. Always "on the ball" when you need them most ...... Grand
show on Monday at the Rite, proceeding "This Is the Army, .. Mr.
Missal, the Band, the WAC Glee Club, the Axes, Paquin and Pullman,
and Cooke Freeman representing the post .. .. .. Congratulations to
Capt. Don K. Hill .. He was promoted this week .. .. .. Three in-
juries in Tuesday's volley ball game between 69th and W sextets,
Jimmie Rabren, Jimnie Willis, and Johnny Banks .. The team's stall
players, too! .. .. .. Did you hear about the. GI who found his top-
kick hanging himself in the day room, but didn't cut him down be-
cause he wash' t dead yet?
Sgt. Carl Himmelfarb to OCS .. A mighty fine mnd deserving fellow
.. .. .. Wac Ist/Sgt. Mabel Pickett, a very elegant hostess .. Many
thanks to Lt. Owen Clymer for her cooperation on the radio shows,
too: two broadcasts weekly will omle from the WAC Dayrocm, and YOU'RE
invited... ... Several Jam Handy men going on DS to Detroit ..
That' s only a 3-day pass from Chi, fellows! .. .. .. Two dollars
will buy a lot of excitement: football games, prize fights and a
marriage license.
PT these days getting tougher and tougher .. Some of those PT in-
structors should be made to sign a statement of charges for a horse-
whip ...... Speaking of PT, Pistol Packin' Cotton Tabor finally
got his CDD .. And sold his iron to Lt. Oueder for a ten spot .. .. ..
Many men sweating out their first hop in our new planes .. 'Tis
rumored that we'll have more of same in the near future ...... Hats
off to our good friend CWO Dan Howell .. He's at Adjutant General's
School at Fort Washington, Md. ...... A certain 40th private,
fighting at the WAC Dayroom .. Yeah, fighting temptation.
The flame of the Altitude Training unit is Pvt. Dick Libby .. His
hair is the color of a brilliant red fire-engine .. .. .. What's all
this about some Headquarters EM's wanting to pull KP at the WAC Mess
Hall, just for publicity? .. True or untrue? .... .. Sgt. Dan Levin-
son of the Photo Section, has a beaut of a shiner .. Maybe he walked
into a door, eh? But his wife just came down from New Yorld I.....*. ..
Persistent dance followers and friends of the field: Betty An Jeeter
and Gwen Gaynor .. They're two of the more attractive Victorettes.
And then there was that GI wolf who sagely remarked, "Every man
likes to see a-broad smile, especially is she smiles at him."

Major Daniel P. Morse, post ad-
ministrative inspector and ra-
tioning officer, issued a state-
ment yesterday to the effect that
"the tire situation in Panama
City and vicinity is definitely
critical." .
In explaining the existing con-
ditions, Major Morse said that
the new quotas allotted to the
Panama City area are not nearly
adequate. Also, tests recently
carried out by the OPA reveal.
that the new synthetic tire is
not equal to the quality of nat-
ural rubber tires.
In view of the fact that the
new synthetic tires can be de-
pended upon to last but half as
long as pre-war tires, the major
cautioned Tyndall's car drivers
to avoid tire abuse and to ad-
here to a 35 mile speed limit.
Because of the critical tire
situation, gas rationing here'
will be strictly observed. Shar-
ing rides with others and travel-
ing only with full cars will be
of prime importance in the is-
suance of new gas allowances.
As to just how strict the gas.
rationing program will be observ-
ed, Major Morse stated that a
careful check will be made on all:
riders appearing on an appli-
cant's blank for gas.
On the lighter side of the pio-
ture, the Major, who recently re-


Manager Bud Davis oi the Ritz'
Theater announced that $1,245
will be turned over to the Army.
Emergency Relief Fund as pro-
ceeds from the first night ticket
sales .to "This Is the Army."
The 800 patrons who jammed the'
theater last Monday night were
well pleased -with their three-
for-one bargain. They were ent-
ertained by a tang-up GI show,
saw a highly enjoyable motion
picture, 'and contributed to a
most worthy cause.
Special commendation goes to
the members of the Panama City
Junior Women's Club, who were
greatly responsible for the large
sale of tickets.

turned'?oim6i a leave of absence
.to Boston, informed us that upon
presentation of his special food
ration blank to the ration board
in Boston, he was issued enough
coupons to purchase one can of
peaches and 1l pounds of butter-
and he also was granted five gal-,
Ions of gasoline for use while
In the light of this exper-
ience, Major Morse commented that,
"We in the Army can't appreciate
the rationing headaches faced by
civilians until we get 'outside',
and then it's only a question of
days before we wish we' re back in;
camp where life is comparatively
simple. '

Veteran Of 42 Missions Over Europe

And Africa Here For Gunnery Course
Pfc. Phillip Laub df Squadron A
is only 20 years old, but he has
already had more aerial combat
experience than most veteran
pilots of World War 1, and cer-
tainly more than many of the
Allied airmen now fighting in the ,
European Theater of War.
Laub was a member of an undis-'
closed bombardment group which
operated from a base in England
and successfully completed 26
missions over Germany and France
before being transferred to the
African Theater of War in Novem-
ber, 1942.
Most vivid in the memory of the
young flight engineer is the mis- Pfc. Phil lip Laub
sion he was on which had Le Havre, trance as its target. It was an
early morning raid and Laub' s formation of B-17's passed through the
flak belt unharmed on their way to the big port. However, just as
the flight reached the target and began dropping it's bomb loads,
40 Focke-Wulfs attacked the ,-17'.s and their P-3a and Beaufighter
For fifteen minutes the battle raged, with most of the planes get-
ting ack comparatively unharmed. However, one Fort in particular,
not the one Laub was on, mace the return trio with two engines gone
and more than 2,000 bullet holes in its fuselagel Only four crew
members, the pilot, left and right waist gunners and the radio man,
survived the journey, all suffering wounds.
However, the gallant ship and its crew made history that September
morning, for with the aid of two P-38's, they destroyed 17 of the 22;
German fighters which sought them as easy prey as the crippled Fort
wended its way across the ChanneL.
Following the groups transfer to the African war scene, Laub re-
calls one of the days his ship wasn't flying. It was adout 5:30 in
the evening, chow time -- the usual time that the Jerry made his
appearance. The boys dove into their fox holes and watched as a
flight of 16 Junkers-88 began to bomb and strafe. It looked like it
might be a field day for the Nazis, but unfortunately for the visitors
thie P-8's which had gone out on routine patrol duty were returning
just about the time the Nazis thought they had a cinch. In the en-
suing fight, 15 Junlers crashed to the earth in rfames -- and not a
single P-38 was lost.
When asked for a bit of sage advice that would aid our student
gunners here, Laub reflected a minute and then replied, "Become ac-
quainted wi th the tactics of your enemy the keener you observe and
draw conclusions, the greater chance you have of returning safelY
from your mission. Never, for one second, underestimate your enemy
;or overestimate yourself!"
Pfc. Laub hails from Indianapolls, Indiana. He was returned to
this country for hospitalization after suffering severe wounds in
Africa. He spent nine months in the hospital and refused two offers
of dis&Larme before finally being.permitted to-return to active duty.


MADISON, Wis., Sept. 24--Ani.
Army barracks may not resemble a
schoolhouse, but S/Sgt. Robert S.
M. Connor, of the 69th, Tyndall'
Field, Fla., has successfully
completed a course with the U.S.
Armed Forces Institute, an off-
icial school of the War and Navy,
Departments which provides high
school, college and vocational'
correspondence courses for men
and women in service..
Thousands in uniform are using
this study plan, developed by the
Army's Special Service Division.
No matter where the soldier is'
stationed, he may continue his
study. Overseas, the lessons are
serviced by speedy photo-mail and
at present more than 60 percent
of the Institute's enrollees are
at foreign battlefronts.
Any member of the armed forces
is eligible to enroll. All that
is necessary is to write United
States.' Armed Forces TIhs Itute,'
Madison 3, Wis., for full details


anotherr top-notch USO Camp
Show, "Town Topics," is scheduled.
for presentation at the Post The-
ater Monday, October 25.
included" in the cast are JoA
and Jane McKenna,- brother and
sister roughhouse comedy knock-
abort act; Victor and Ruth, "las-
sic roller skating duo; Peggy
Marlowe, beautiful young dencerl
Barbara Long, attractive vocal-
ist, and the Duvals, internation-
al society entertainers.

contained in a co~mletd catalog.
Those who are looking forward
toward landing a good job after
the war are taking many special-
ized vocational courses such as
airplane maintenance, air con-
ditipning, mechanical drawing,
and automobile repairing.
In addition to'the 64 varied
courses offered by the Institute,
the soldier-student has a choicee
of thousands of extension cdrses
in nearly 500 sdbJgcte.

October 16, 194-3


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Squadron B

Bay Harbor is a nice spot; just ask
Sgt. Williams, the supply chief.'Two
nights in a row, so far this week, he's
visited it. It has to be something.
special. Don't know her name or
where in Bay Harbor she lives, but
we will .he talks in his sleep.
Pfc. Lawrence D. Mangum, our
new statistical clerk, is another one
of Mangum's from North Carolina.
We extend our heartiest welcome to
him and hope he has a long and -en-
joyable stay in Squadron "B." So
far, the Mangum's in this Squadron
are noted for their ability to sleep,
but Lawrence looks just the opposite
from Cpl. Bangum, in that he's wide
awake and industrious.
Sgt. Foster certainly is enjoying
his honorary position of substitute
Guidon Bearer. He's doing a fine
job The Orderly Room person-
nel is really kept busy these days,
answering all the phone calls that
come in for Sgt. (The Great Lover)
Boshel. "Mildred" certainly has 'a
crush on our Sgt. From this day'
on the title of "Great Lover" is be-
stowed on Sgt. Boshel for his suc-
cess in this, his chosen field.
This writer was sweating out a
troop train, looking forward to a
little change in the scenery, but it's
no go .. We're a little sorry but its
good news to the hard working gun-
nery students of our squadron. They
have been given a ten day furlough.
and we are really glad for them, This
class has been a hard working group
and they deserve the break. Have a
good time, boys, and remember to
give those Japs and Germans h-1
when you get over there.
Ist/Sgt. Willcot and the Mrs.
celebrated their first anniversary at
the Dixie-Sherman Hotel. To them
the Squadron extends best wishes for
a happy anniversary and may they
celebrate many more of these joy-
ous occasions.

Are your "dates" all set
for that Gala Halloween
Costume Ball? Does she
need your expert advice
before putting that final
stitch in the hem of her
"Margie Hart" costume?

THE DATE: October 30th
THE TIME: 7:30 P.M.
THE PLACE: Panama Country

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Squadron D

Class 43-41 has now completed
their aerial gunnery training, and
have graduated. All the boys seem
to be very happy and full of smiles.
Of course some of the smiles could
have been due to the fact that they
were all receiving furloughs immedi-
ately on graduating today. That is
something which has a tendency to
make one. S~ile.
S/Sgt. Leon S. Marx was very
happy to see'rhis parents and fiancee
last week. They were thrilled at
seeing how the Aerial Gunner was
trained. The boys in the squadron
are beginning to wonder when Sgt.
Marx is planning on taking the final
The three men who went to Apala-
chicola with the class, S/Sgt. C. W.
Smith, Sgt. Boyce, and Sgt. Graham,
returned after spending what they
said was a very enjoyable week. They
all keep it under their hat as to
what proved so interesting, and en-
joyable. How about it fellows, what
was it so interesting?
Here of late the Squadron tele-
phone has been ringing in ten min-
ute intervals. Now who should be
the popular fellow but "Little Wil-
lie" Kaplan. The girls all have said
that he has quite a line, but we did
not know just exactly what they
meant. Now that this has been go-
ing on we have a pretty good idea.
Sgt. John W. Morgan and S/Sgt.
George Derby are now AAFU wait-
ing shipment. Both of them seem
very happy over the fact that they
are pretty sure of getting to go to
some combat zone. Both of these
men have been very hard and sin-
oae workers here in the squadron
and we are all going to miss them
very much. All of the personnel in
Squadron D wish them the best of.
luck in their venture, and a safe
Our new class arrived here on
Sunday. They should make good
progress under the new specialist sys-
tem, and we hope they will get every
possible bit of information that is
given in their training here.

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Squadron C

Squadron A

Once again Squadron A is repre-
sented in the Target. This writer has
taken on the responsibility of report-
ing the news as he sees it. Being a
novice at this sort of thing, please
bear with him.
We wonder what has happened to
the beautiful blonde in the green
Buick that used to pick up lst/Sgt.
Kelly at 5:15 each evening? Couldl
you explain, Sgt.?
Why did tne people of a small
Massachusets town mistake Cpl.
Drake for General MacArthur when
he was home on furlough? It could-
n't have been that new zoot suit,
could it?
Flight I thinks their NCO's are
completely off the ball because they
won t allow the students to sit down
during break time Please for-
give them. There is nothing wrong
with any of the NCO's that a 50-
day furlough wouldn't cure. (How
aoout it, Lt. Flower.)
Squadron A has one man who hal
already gone through his baptism o0
fire as n1 aerial gunner. He is Phil-
lip Laub, of Indianapolis, Ind. He
served one year in the European the-
tre of operations. During that year
he successfully completed 42 mis-
sions and has also served in the
ground invasion of Africa. Squadron
A is also proud to have several oth-
er men who have seen service on

Not having written for the Target war fronts.
before, I'm going to devote this ar- -S/Sgt. L. Russell.
tide to "Strictly Observations."
Seems Flight I never wins the flag
for Saturday's inspection, still they Squadron E
are the toughest of all five barracks
to beat. True, our squadron didn't
win last Saturday's inspection, but Good-bye and good luck to you all!
they were nevertheless right up there Though the wings you won may not
in second place. Hereafter, say the be tne wings or your most Secret de-
men, it's first place or nothing, and sire, we hope that they, too, will car-
already our First Sgt., Kenneth L. ry you into that wild Dlue yonder and
Hogue, is considering the idea of a to an eLrly victory. We know that
permanent holder for the "E" flag. most of you will be as proud and
The Three Musketeers of Flight I, happy wearing them, as Uncle Sar
T/Sgt. William J. Mikoda, Sgt. Earl is mi pinning hem on you.
Hill and Sgt. Michael A. Toielli are To those whose-soiry plight it was
still holding down the old fort since to have been eliminatea-don't feel
the specialist system has come into too badly. Reemember, it's entirely
effect. To my estimation, they are up to you to see that those of us
doing and always have done a fine wno do fly-fly!
job of keeping the barracks trim for Thanks tor cne splendid co-opera-
inspections. "We," say Sgts. Miko- tion that you have given us during
da, Hill and Torelli, "have the your stay at the squadron. Winning
marchingest outfit on the post and the "E" flag two weeks in a row,
any challenge to its superiority will is a fine example of "Esprit do corps"
be quickly accepted, barring none!" to the Squadron, Lt. Glasser, and his
And let's not forget it was Sgt. Ger- henchmen.
ald R. Still and his men who won the Find out from Sgt. C. D. Smith or
flag. H. E. Crouch what sort of femininity
Congratulations! Our Squadron is behind that billing and cooing
wishes to extend hearty congratula- voice heard over the telephone. We
tions to our C. O., 1st Lt. Don K. Hill hear she can stop a clock!
upon his recent marriage. What is it at We-W& (?) that has
A lengthy' discussion at 4 a. m.:. such a magnetic attraction for some
"Hey fella" "Who you calling' fella?" of the boys? Is it the fishing r
"I'm tellin' you, I got off the bus hunting? Don't these week-eg
tonight." "Look fella, you didn't." treks get boring?
"Look fella, if you call me fella again Sgt. Hafer, "did she really want t-
I'll go to bed." Pvt. James F. use the telephone?"
Green, Cpl. Robert Claver, and Cpl. -Rum and Coke.
Nathan -Schwortz, an inseparable trio
-not even a chow line can break acter in Section No. 4, has previous
them .up Cpl. John MacKenzie experience in movies. Played as an
comedian extraordinary A milr extra in a film starring William Hol-
ute never passes without John think- den and Jean Arthur.
ing up a new gag or brain twister. Corner Sgt. Hill sometime, and ask
We all appreciate your swell sense of him how Irma's tires are. Is it true
humor, that an old romance has been reviv-
Now that Cpl. Paul Kamas is ed? They say Sgt. Torelli has
"Chief High Lama" of his barrack quit dating the high school girls, and
room, the boys can all relax. Won- is now dating their teachers Why
der whether he'll need any help on. does T/Sgt. Mikoda always dine at
the Friday night G. I. party? .the "Splendid" when he goes to
Cpl. Denzil F. Marley, the quiet char- town ?



Pnrr^ C

/ A _

Jap Air Force
P Takes A Beating

The Allies for quite some
time have had the upper hand,
in the fighting in the South
Pacific. Early this week they
very definitely got control of
the air, probably permanently,
in that area.
Using the biggest Allied air
force ever assembled in the
Pacific theater, General Mac-
Arthur just about ruined any
chances the Japs may have had
for making an effective stand
by dropping some 350 tons of
bombs on Rabaul, on New Brit-
ain island.
Although the raid was small
by European theater standards,
nevertheless it was enough to
destroy more than 60 percent
of the Japanese air strength
at Rabaul and to sink most of
the ships in the harbor there.
All told, 177 enemy aircraft
were destroyed or severely dam-
aged. One hundred of these
were destroyed on the ground
and 51 damaged severely. The
Japs sent up 40 fighter planes
in a vain effort to stop the
attack. Twenty-six of these
were shot down by our gunners
and the fighter planes which
escorted the bombers.
In the harbor, three des-
troyers and four merchantmen
were sunk. A submarine and
its tender, a big destroyer
tender and another large mer-
chantman were damaged severely.
In all, 17,600 tons of ships
were sent to the bottom of the
Coming as it did after a
similar attack had wiped out
the air force at Wewak, the.
raid on Rabaul, in General Mac-
Arthur's words, "gives us de-
finite mastery in the air over
,the Solomons sea and adjacent
waters and thereby threatens
the enemy's whole perimeter of
"Rabaul has been the focus
and very hub of the enemy's
main advanced air effort,"
General MacArthur'said. "I
think we have broken its back."

Italy Officially
On Our Side
Italy officially Decame a
co-belligerent, if not exactly

an ally, when Marshal Badog-
lio's government declared war
on Germany.
One Italian division sta-
tioned in Yugoslavia promptly
aligned itself with Tito, the
Partisan leader there, and
prepared for a struggle to toss
the Nazis out of the Balkans.
Italian troops were, it was
believed, not likely to be of
any immense benefit to the
United Nations, but every bit
Particularly, the declaration
of war will give the civilians
in Nazi-occupied northern Italy
something to fight for.
Some Washington circles hail-
ed the declaration as a pos-
sible forerunner of war de-
clarations byPortugal, Sweden,
perhaps Spain, and other here-
tofore neutral nations.
The government began to study
just what to do with the 50,000
or so Italian prisoners now
in the United States.

Break Through On
The Volturno
The American Fifth Army
shoved across the Volturno
River which is the base of
the German defense line across
Italy. The Americans set up
bridgeheads on the north bank
of the river, and prepared for
the bloody fighting which will
carry them to Rome, next stop
for the Berlin Limited.
The British, over on the
Adriatic coast, continued to
shove northward and westward
against rugged Nazi opposition.
Huge delayed-action mines
were exploding in Naples, kill-
ing hundreds of Neapolitans
and soldiers. The Allies had
their hands flll there, trying
to bring some semblance of
order out of the chaos left by
the vandal Nazis.

Portugal Gives
Anti-Sub Bases
Little Portugal, whose port
of Lisbon has been ever since
the start of the war a neutral
territory where Germans and
Britons rubbed shoulders as
they carried on business with
other countries, this week
took what a few months ago
would have been a daring step.
She gave the British the

right to set up bases in the
Azores from which the war
against the submarine could be
waged more effectively. And
the now-subdued Hitler didn't
go into one of his tantrums,
at least not publicly.
Time was when such an action
would have met swift retali-
ation from Germany, but the
Nazis apparently are having

enough trouble already without
taking on any more enemies,
The bases in the Azres will
give the United Nations a
chance to .guard some areas of
the Atlantic which had been
danger spots for Allied ship-
ping. German submarines had
been able to carry on their
depradations in that area with
little interference fran Allied

The Japs March
In China
Japanese ground forces in
China were having somewhat
better luck than their flying
compatriots in the islands.
The Japs opened a new drive
northward along the Burmnna road
at the entrance to southwestern
China, meeting stiff resist-
ance by Chinese troops aided

by the 14th United States Air
Balkans About Ready
To Explode
The Balkahs still are being
watched closely. With Italian
troops there lined up with
Yugoslav patriots, and with a.
few Allied troops moving into
the area, headed by American
and British officers who have
conferred with Tito, the j ag-
ged mountains there soon may
echo with the thunder of can-
non. Allied planes have bomb-
ed Tirsna, the Albanian capi-
tal, and German-held airports
in Greece. Guerilla fighting
has grown to full-scale

Is Brooklyn Still
In The Nat'l League?
On October 18, 1942, Hit-
ler's Propaganda Minister
Goebbels made a speech in Mu-
nich. He. said "Nobody will
dare maintain that the Bol-
shevist Army would ever again
be strong enough to threaten
offensively the frontiers of
the Reich."
We wonder what he will say

on October 18, 1943.

Distributed by Camp Newspaper Serice

October 16, 1943



Brotherhood Of Battle'

There is a brotherhood of battle that only men who
have faced the enemy together can.know. In the Army
Air Forces we speak of a mission to Rabaul a
mission to Lorient a mission.to Cagliari. Our
combat teams walk casually to their bombers or fight-
ers. Airborne as squadrons, they cross the harbor;
they vanish behind the hill; they disappear into the

They have gone to fight the Hun and the Jap. The
janitor's son, the plumber's nephew, the lawyer's
kid brother---farmer boy, city boy, American boys
together---plunge like dauntless voyagers over the
rim of this earth. They enter a world halfway be-
tween life and death. Its wind is fire. -Its rain
is steel. Its sound is thunder. Its colors are
gray flesh and purple blood. It is the world of the
soldier at work--and even soldiers falter when they
speak of it.

For this man-made Hell is a searing, purging test;
of will and heart and brain. There is fever in the
eyes and a blizzard in the bones. Privates, ser-
geants, captains, colonels must answer the same
question: "How shall my comrades think of me when
this is finished?" The petty irritations of rank
and discipline do not matter now. Was my officer
too harsh with me? Did my men seem slow to learn?
Now the iron storm is raging. My officer leads me
well I My men have learned their hard-taught less-
ons. Forward now together Bomb the city ... strafe
the trench ... blast the enemy from the sky. Mission
And then the magic silence after combat, when men
look at one another with red-rimmed eyes and grim
smiles---and know they have become a little band of
brothers in the stern fraternity of war. Out of the
horror and the hate they come. Back to the home
field they fly. Yes, there is a brotherhood of
battle---and a love that only they can ever under-
stand. It shall go with them down the years and each
group will have its own immortal password ... Wake.
... Midway ... Guadalcanal ... Tunis ... Lorient ....
Rome ... Berlin ... Tokio ...
--From AAF1Blue Network Broadcast 'Wings to Victory'

Beside Valiant Brothers

We of the Army Air Forces shall never forget that
we fight beside valiant brothers. Here's to the
Royal Air Force and the lads who flew the Spitfires

through the awesome September of 19)40. Hitler stood
looking toward the white cliffs of Dover until they
streamed with German blood---and he turned his hag-
gard face away from world domination.

Here's to the Aussies, the Anzacs, the Canadians,
They were rugged men in the days when the Luftwaffe
raged boastfully toward Egyptand Suez. Outnumbered,
outplaned but never outfought, they put the icy chill
-of defeat in Goering's fat heart. Then from the
rubble of their homelands, the Pole, the Norwegian

and the Dutchman rose up to smite the foe. They

fought in borrowed aircraft; they fought from strange
fields with sorrow and bitterness in their souls---
but how they fought The German choked in burning
cockpits; the Jap plunged down with broken wings--
and once more the tyrant learned that free men can
be terrible in war.

Nor should the brave story end without a toast to
the Russiansand Chinese. Three words...Leningrad...
Moscow...Stalingrad...Oh, men of Russia, our enemies
will remember them. You sharpened the blizzard's,
stroke with Stormoviks and Yak Ones. A million Nazi
corpses lie beneath the hammer and the sickle. ,And
now the ChinaAir Forces take wing. Chinese boy, we
shall meet you in the sky above Tokio.

Our comrades, our allies are an inspiration to us
and a challenge. So let us fight, that when the
victory is won our comrades shall say: "These Amer-
icans kept faith with us and with Freedom's eternal
---From.AAF Blue Network Broadcast "Wings to Victory'

A BLACKJACK, bayonet, trench knife,
wood club, and a garrote are the effec-
tive silent weapons of a scout's arsenal.

WHEN IT becomes necessary for a
scout to kill he should do so quietly so
as not to attract the attention of other
enemy units.

Furnished by Special Service for use on Orientation Bulletin Boards


October 16, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 7


This has been an extra busy week,
what with battling fires all hours of
the night and morning. No less than
five fires were. squelched during the
period of twenty-four hours. Good
work, boys! Incidentally Capts. V.
Day and C. Preston felt like fire mar-
shals since they had tn go out to so
many fires.
Pvt. E. Axe is pleased no end ever
since his better skating half arrived'
in P. C. to take part in various skat-
ng. programs with him. Best of luck.
co the talented skating couple.
Twenty-two men showed an incli-
nation to play on our basketball,
team. We were deeply gratified- at
the result and we are calling, our
first practice next week.
BANTERS: S/Sgt. P. Ryan left:
on furlough and was last seen mak-
ing a bee line for Hattiesburg, Miss;
.. Cpl. R. Artal and Pvt G. Grandy
are making extensive plans to mid-
dle-aisle it before the end of the
month. (To the editor: No! Not
with each other.)
We hear that Cpl. C. Barker was
wishing that he were blind when he
saw the blind date that Pvt. Ed.
Clancey had arranged for him. And
A. J. Maltais is making frequent
trips to Chipley and is always tell-
ing everyone about the enticements'
of the week is Pfc. Clofton O. Smith.
"Smitty" was born on May 7, 1920,
in the fair city of Beaumont, Texas.
(This is where they ask questions'
After graduating from high school
he went to a mechanic's school and
there learned the art of taking cars
apart and making them tick. "Smit-
ty" knows quite a bit about cars and
has a certain touch with carburetors.
He is now working in the Gun Shop
and is taking guns apart instead of
cars. He is well thought of by all
of the boys and is the quiet type.
He just works and only lets his hair
down when he's jibing Hyde, his co-
-Cpl. Sam Marotta.

White Flashes

Last week the volley ball teanr.
took two lacings. The Medics took
the last two games for the best two,
out of three. Our boys played hard
but they were beaten when darkness
crept up on them. Sgt. Parker suf-
fered a slight lump on the head when
the sergeant and yours truly met un-
expectedly in the height of the bat-
tle. Sgt. Meyers suffered a clash
with a G. I. shoe. All are doing fine,
thank you.
Our next game was with the 69th.
The boys tried very hard but luck
was against them. Sgts. Holt and
Lamm formed a combination that
worried the 69ers for some time. Pvt..
Ducshak and Pfc. Bass did a swell
job of sending for us. Everyone.
played hard and feel that we will take'
the next set against the 69ers.
The sharpshooters of this squadron
went out to the range to show their
skill with those "shooting irons." All
in all some very good scores were
turned in. Some of the boys became
a little tired of shooting at the lit-
tle black spot and took to shooting
the legs off a few unfortunate flies
that happened along. Deadeye and
Alvin York had quite a contest of it.
Alvin was ahead by a flie's toe when
Deadeye came through with a split
hair on a sand flea's finger. These
two gentlemen asked your reporter
not to mention any names as the
questions asked might prove a bit
embarrassing and too, the boys are
very shy.
Very few names have been sug-


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Lovely Rita Hayworth, top screen charmer of 1943, became the
first leading lady of Hollywood to salute the men of Tyndall
with an autographed photo. Miss Hayworth, (recently the bride
of Orson Welles) in a letter to the Target, expressed pleasure
at being so honored and concluded with, "The best of luck to
all of you -- particularly to your gunners, who are doing a
grand job."

The Flaming Bomb

Hi, guys! A suggestion has been
made by a GI from the Ordnance. He
believes we should hold a monthly
bond raffle. By doing this we
greatly stimulate the sale of war
bonds and possibly stimulate a de-
sire for the game of chance. This is
perfectly okay, considering the-raf-
fle is for a good cause-Democracy.
Sgt. Nick signing the register -"Mr.
and Mrs.", or is he still a bachelor?
Will Pfc. Andrews cross the
stream safely with aid of a rope, dur-
ing P. T., or will he fall in the water
again? .. Does Pvt. Nick Guerra
realize that Rene, from Schnectady,
N. Y., is wondering when he gets
his furlough? Ordnance's mas-
oot "Pfc." is still sweating out his
opl. rating. He' keeps on asking daily
"woof woof, bow wow?"
21 GUN SALUTE We glance
with envy and shiveringly congrat-
ulate Sgt. Brewer on his ability to
take early morning P. T. while clad
in snorts.
Reliable sources report that the
gested for the present one held by
the squadron. Come on, men, let's
get going. You all have ideas, let's
hear them The squadron would
like to have a trophy case. To get
a trophy case we have to have some-
thing to go in it. In order to obtain
these we will have to have a few
teams. The volley ball team is pa-ci
tially formed and does very well. We.
now need a bowling team, a touch
football team and a basket ball team.
-Cpl. F. J. Johnson.

little car, which had been "paroled"
for furlough purposes, is again rest-
ing restlessly in the M. P. lot. Don't
worry nen, 90 days isn't so long-
after it's over Pfc. Earl Johnson
has decided not to take anymore un-
official days off because of not feel-
ing up to par. His temporary title

is now "Landscape Architect for the
Orderly Room Area."
TROUBLE TALK It has anger-
ed (?) us to hear what some men
call certain screened parts of the Ar-
morer shop. Fellows, please don't
call this C- n C- p a chicken
coop Gentlemen, stop kidding Pvt.
Lee. He can stand at attention. It's
only his uniform which is at ease.
Following a glorious three months
vacation in California, during which
time he-attended a machinist school,
Sgt. Smieszek returns to 2062. Be-
ing stationed only 14 miles from Hol-
lywood, he was able to visit their
canteen constantly. While at the
canteen, he star-gazed at items
ranging from Heddy Lamarr to a
strip tease act.

You can make hitter from grass--
all you need is a cow and a churn.


Your correspondent hasn't been
around lately, having been slight-
ly busy, in fact I have been in
the orderly room so often of late
people think I am permanent CQ.
I ran into super Sgt. Boyes
yesterday and we sat down to en-
joy a reefer.
'Are you going in for sports,'
quoth I, 'why are you wearing the
catcher's mitt?' 'Catcher's mitt,
nothing! said Boyes, puffing
away, 'that's my hand, I got this
way arguing etiquette with a
gentleman on Saturday last.*.
'Did you attend the 348th party?'
'Well, I am told that I did and I
seemed to enjoy it. What went on
in the past few days?'
'Well,' said the Sgt., ,'the big
item at the old W. Trainer is the
engagement of T/Sgt. Goodson and
T/Sth Terry Hyatt. Couple of my
favorite people.' 'Yes, mine
too, I'm glad to hear it. Nothing
like marriage for young people.
I murmured, stroking my beard,
'Did you hear about Vaughn? He
thought he'was the national league
pennant and flew himself from
full staff...Then Pfc. Shultz was
awarded a pair of silver plated
riding boots for getting up and
pulling KP for a buddy who was
tired from working out at the
Embassy Club.' I'What else?'saidI,
'Well, the well-known comedy
team of Berg and Everheart did
their waltz clog for the boys at
the main gate and kept them howl-
ing for a half hour. Virginia
Hyde is liaison officer between
us and our allies promoting in-
ternational good will all over
the place.' 'What else?'
'One thing,' said the good gray
Sgt., 'you've been in the Army
a long time haven't you, Gawd-
helpus?' Joined right, after the
battle of Bunker Hill,' said I.
'Well,' said Boyes, 'you have
eaten a lot of different things
in the service but now you have
to eat orow, feather and all...
The comment you made about Cpl.
Carpenter last week..' 'Ouch, I
said I. 'Amen, said Boyes, 'I
realize you meant it in the spirit
of good clean fun but she didn't
think it good or clean and not a
bit funny.'
'When you see her,' said I,
'tell her I'm very sorry about
it. She is one of my favorite
people and I don't want her angry
with me. Just tell her to be
tolerant because some day she
will be old and beat up and won't
be responsible for what she says

Brown Bombers

A lot of the squadron news this
week is purely personal. Here goes:
Among the junior sizes, "Shorty"
Harris has been beating "Little John-
nie" Rhodes' time.
With the recent aWard of Pfc, ra-
tings, the number of zebras was
greatly increased. Among them was
"Wild Bill" Jackson, whose girl
seems to go for that stripe.
At the same time, four or five of
the boys lost that distinction. Crime.
doesn't pay! And for various mis.
demeanors, including extended ses-
sions with the galloping dominies, the.
squadron is indebted for an extra
Sunday beautification detail.
There was some decrease in re-
creational activities on Sunday, the
10th, with radios-getting a good play
while the fourth game of the series
was on. Most of the men were Yan-
kee boosters so that not too much,
money was at stake.
As this is being written, members-
of the squadron have' been out for.
four consecutive days fighting grass
fires. Good training for the incen-
diary squads but tough on the laun,
dry and leisure time.
-Cpl. Arthur E. Williams..

October 16, 1943

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Pictured above are the five members of Tyndall's gunnery team
which competed against the nation's five other gunnery schools
in the AAF shoot held at Buckingham Field, Fort Myers, Fla.,
last week-end. The Tyndall team took third place honors, high-
est position captured by a T/F squad in the five national meets
held thus far. The Las Vegas, Nevada, gunnery school will be
the hosts of the next shoot, scheduled to take place in mid-
In the above photo, the members of the Tyndall team are
caught by the cameraman on one of the trucks used on the moving
base range. Left to right, they are: Sgt. William J. McKin-
ney, of Ardmore, Okla.; Sgt. William C. Dudley, Americus, Ga.;
Sgt. Vernon Kimsey, Arkansas City, Ark.; Sgt. H.F. Shelby, Ind-
ianapolis, Ind.; and A/C A. Brusetti, Barre, Vt. It was on the
moving base range that two Tyndall men, Sgts. Shelby and McKin-
ney, came through with a phenomenal bit of shooting. Sgt.
Shelby made a perfect score on his first round and Sgt. McKin-
ney did almost as well. Also, high over-all honors for the en-
tire meet went to Tyndall's Sgt. McKinndy.
Top honors for the meet went to the Buckingham Field quintet,
which ended up with a 19.5 score. Las Vegas, Tyndall Field,
Laredo, Kingman and Harlingen finished up in that order. The
Tyndall team tied for first place inthe skeet shoot, won the
moving base event, placed second in air-to-air firing, and end-
ed up fifth in the machine gun stripping and moving target

.A/C George Wills blasted his way through to the student
gunner tennis championship by defeating A/C W.S. Smith in the
finals on Tuesday, 6-2, 6-3. Wills drew a bye in the first
round, bested Pfc. W.L. Klem in the quarter-finals, 6-3, 6-2;
and then set back A/C W. Mundell in the semi-finals by the
same score to meet up with Smith in the finals.
The top photo.shows Wills shaking hands with Smith at the net
following the latter's victory In straight sets. In the lower
photo Wills accepts the handsome trophy symbolizing his tennis
.prowess from the Commandant of Students, Major Harrison John-
ston, while Lt. John Gomber, student group adjutant looks on.

1st Round Results: Cpl. T. Forbes defeated Pfc. Kolor, 6-3, 6-4;
A/C E.A. Anderson defeatedPvt. A.T. Griffith, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3;*Pfc.
A. Speak defeated A/C R.J. D'Agostino, 6-0; A/C W.S. Smith defeated
Pvt. F.D. Echrosh, 6-0; Pfc. W.L. Klen defeated A/C E.D. Pronchick,
6-4; 6-2; A/C George Wills drew a bye; A/C T.L. Luell defeated AAC
L.W. Lestonga, 6-0; and A/C W. Mundell defeated A/C J.A. Daley, 6-4,
2nd Round Results: Cpl. T. Forbes defeated A/C Anderson,8-10,
6-4, 8-6; A/C W.S. Smith defeated Pfc. Speak, 6-0, 6-4; A/C Wills
-defeated Pfc. Klen, 6-3, 6-2; and A/C Mundell won by forfeit.
Semi-Finals: A/C W.S. Smith defeated Cpl. Forbes, 6-4, 6-4; and
A/C Wills downed AC Mundell, 6-3. 6-2.


Use it for Class "A" Fires
You'll find it in the familiar green (2N
gal.) or red (5 gal.) pump tank. It
COOLS, lowering heat below the ignition
point of the fuel and QUEVCHESbyputting
out flame. Force water out by pumping
up and down with the handle.
In case of fire DO NOT USE WATER ON OIL,

A team of golfers from the'
Naval Aviation Training Center at
Pensacola defeated a Tyndall
Field team by a score of 12 to 6
in a match played over the Panama
Country Club course at lynn Haven
last Sunday.
The Navy team of Floyd Hatcher,
Joe McDonald, Curtis Bryan, Mack
Breed, High Ostman and Ronald
Suttles, defeated the Army sextet'
of Pvt. Louis Broward, Sgt. Ken,
Craumer, Sgt. Si Moye, Jr., S/Sgt.
Fred Larson, Pvt. Harry Bishop
and Sgt. Gilbert McCrary. Pre-
viously the Navy team had won
over the Tyndall,,Feld shotsters
by a 10 to 8 score.,

Members' of the post baseball
team and the post band will
be feted at a dinner party'
staged in their behalf tomorrow
evening at the Panama Country
The party is being sponsored
by the Special Service Office in
recognition of the outstanding
ability and sportsmanship dis-
played by the Tornadoes and the
consistent voluntary efforts by
members of the post band to
provide quality entertainment
at Tyndall social functions.
Festivities at the country
club are scheduled to begin at
7:30 P.M.


Paee 8

Octbe 16 1943 nage 9










George Murphy to
Box Jim Okert
Of Squadron D

One of the largest boxing turn-
outs in the history of Tyndall
Field is expected to be on hand
to witness the nine-bout card on
Monday night at th6 Post Athletic
In view of the great enthusiasm
shown by spectators at the two
previous matches, the site of the
fisticuffs will be switched from
P.T. Area #2 to the athletic
grounds where there will be more
seating space available. The
bouts are scheduled to begin at
7 P.M.
Highlighting the card will be a
match between Squadron C's George
"irphy and Jim Okert of Squadron
Murphy has appeared in four
fights here at Tyndall, and has
yet to taste defeat.
Also, as an added feature -for
the evening there will be a unique
Judo bout between Sgt. Charlie
Shirley, Judo expert, and T/F's
own Pvt. Wong Tsong, well versed
in the art of ju Jitsu.
The bouts, staged under the
supervision of the Athletic Off-
ice with Sgt. Mel Altis as coach,
will be alternately refereed by
Ist/Sgts. William Newsom and Al.
Barbier, both former pugilists in
their own right.
Sgt. Newsom, top-kick of the
69th, represented the 5th Corps
Area in the Olympic boxing matches
held near Chicago in 1919 and
came away with the Army Middle-
-'"ight crown.. Sgt. Barbier,
rst sergeant of the 344th, was
an outstanding boxer in high
school, on the basis of which he
was awarded a scholarship to L.S.
U. where he continued his ring
career as one of the foremost
members of the school's boxing
George Murphy (Sq. C) 147 lbs.
vs. Charles Blankenship (Ord.)
145 lbs. Murphy by TKO in 3rd.

Jim Castleman (Sq. C) 140 lbs.
vs. Slugger DeSimone (344th) 140
Ibs. DRAW.

{ nvass Juleo (Ord. ) 145 Ibs.
SErnest Leeson (69th) 150 Ibs.
Juleo by DECISION.

Jim Middlemas
Frank Coppa

(Fin.) 138 Ibs. vs.
(344th) 135 lbs.


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Pfc. George Murphy of Squad-
ron C, whose skill in the box-
ing ring has brought him four
victories in the four bouts
he's fought here.

Pfc. George Murphy, of Squadron
C, classifies himself as an am-
ateur in the boxing game, but
he's far from being a novice in
the ring.
Murphy hails from Philadelphia,
Pa., and began boxing when he was
in high school. The proud pos-
sessor of a potent left arm,
Murphy has patterned his style
after that of Billy Conn -- and
is getting good results.
Formerly in the Navy as an
aviation cadet, George transfer-
red to the Army upon failing to
make the grade as a Navy airman.
He is now 21, and has close to
two years of service to his
Prior to his assignment to Tyn-
dall, George attended the armor-
er's school at Buckley Field, end
between studies he found time to
compete in numerous boxing matches
there. Appearing in 8 bouts,
Murphy bested'his opponents in 7
of them and was awarded a pair of
boxing trunks and a robe for his
excellent ring performances.
Here at Tyndall, George has
fought in four bouts and has em-
erged victorious in each of them.
His latest conquest was a 3 round
T.K.O. over Ordnance's Charlie
Blankenship. On Mongay night,
Murphy is scheduled to meet Jim
Okert of Squadron D.

Soldier, you've got a date:





In addition to pugilist George Murphy, whose pic is on the
left, Squadron C also boasts 9 other gunners who can be counted
on to acquit themselves creditably in the squared circle.
Pictured above, (standing) they are Augustin Arroyo, 160 lbs.;
Al Ragusa, 175 lbs.; Hector Sapien, 135 lbs.; Al Palmer, 160
lbs.; and Harvey Gordon, 150 lbs.; (kneeling) Nick Tslropoulos,
135 lbs.; Jim'Castleman, 140 lbs.; John Harper, 150 lbs.; and
Roscoe Mitchell, 130 lbs.

(A C.N.S. Sports Chat)

Here's one you can chew on awhile:
Who was the greatest football player you ever saw in your life?
Red Grange, perhaps, or Tom Harmon, or Bronko Nagurski? Or maybe Don
Hutson, Mel Hein, or Bruiser Kinard?
The best guess is that you can't answer this question at all. And
if you can't you're in good company, because the best grid coaches in
the country can't answer it either.
Esquire Magazine in a recent poll of football coaches found that
they all had their favorites, but most of them didn't agree with the
other guy's choice.
Grange got more votes than anyone else and a lot of the coaches
thought that the Illinois redhead's 95-yard touchdown runback of the
opening kickoff in the 1924 Illinois-Michigan game was the best single
play they had ever seen on a football field.
That was the day when a Michigan player, at the opening kickoff,
turned to the Illinois center and said:
"Where's this guy Grange? We want to kick to him."
"He's right by the goal posts, the Illinois center replied. "Go
ahead and kick.,
Michigan went ahead and kicked and Grange returned the boot 95
yards for a touchdown. Before the game was over, Grange made four
more touchdown runs of 67, 56, 44 and 15 yards and Illinois won, 39
to 14.
Bronko Nagurski, the old Minnesota land mine who gained more ground.
in the National Professional Football League than Gen. Montgomery did
in North Africa, finished second to Grange'in the Esquire poll. Big
Bronko, who retired from competitive football several years ago and
has been doing nothing but a little wrestling ever since has announced
that he's coming back to the Chicago Bears this fall as a tackle.
Third among the All-time football greats in the magazine poll was
Jim Thorpe, the all-around man, who could do everything In sports but
hit a curve ball for John McGraw. Thorpe was followed by Tom Harmon
and Slinging Sammy Baugh, a couple of moderns, while Don Hutson; the
kind of the pass catching ends, was top lineman In the voting.
Other stars who rated high in the Esquire poll were Ernie Nevers of
Stanford; George Gipp, storied Notre Dame back; Ace Parker, the never-
say-die Duke University and Brooklyn Dodger star; Cliff Battles, of
the Washington Redskins; Dutch Clark, great Colorado quarterback;
Jarrln' John Kimbrough, of the Texas Aggies; George McAfee, of Duke
and the Bears; Bruce Smith, of Minnesota; Mhizzer White, of Colorado,
and Frank Sinkwich of Georgia, last season's top star.
The late Walter Camp, "father of football," was partial to a couple
of old Blues. Pudge Hefflefinger, the grandfather of all the guards
in the world, was one of them. And Frank Hinkey, who made Camp's
All-American team four times, was another.
Stout Steve Owen, coach of the New York Giants, once told Grantland
Rice that his all-time All-American backfield would be composed of
Grange, Nagurski, Thorpe and Dutch Clark. "And maybe Nevers," he
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October 18. 1943



rlrTT rImvn TTATT. Afl~~ PT


Above are pictured seven of eight members of the second class
of nurses' aides trained at Tyndall's hospital which was grad-
uated at a ceremony at the Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church
in Panama City last Sunday. They are, left-to right, Mrs. Car-
olyn Cannon, Mrs. Marguerite Dunnam, Mrs. Ethel Ellerbee, Mrs.
Elsie Oenslager, Mrs. Margaret Pratt and Mrs. Illala Reed. Mrs.
Dorothy Kersey, the eighth member of the class, is not shown in
the picture.




The activities of the 86th Sub-De-
pot Welfare Association build morale.
and promote good fellowship among.
the civilian employes of the Sub-De-
Recognizing the need for such an
organization, Major Loren A. Bryan,
Commanding Officer, met with the
civilian personnel in May, 1942, toj
discuss plans for organizing a wel-
fare association, and out of this meet-.
ing came the present association.
Section 2 of Article I in the con-
stitution of the Association sets forth.
the purpose of the Association, which
shall be "the creation of good fellow-
ship, the promotion of social and ath-
letic activities, aiding members in
distress, and increasing the comfort,
the pleasure and mental and physical
improvement of the personnel of the
86th Sub-Depot."
After organizing in May, 1942, the
Association sponsored a deep sea fish-
ing trip and in the fall of that year
gave a party at the Dixie-Sherman
Hotel. In the early spring of 1943,
the Association gave another party
and contemplates giving another this
fall. In June of this year the Asso-
ciation began to give away a $25.00
war savings bond to some employee
who had not been absent from work
for any reason during the month. All
eligible names are put into a box
and a lucky name is drawn there-
from. The Association makes short-
time emergency loans to its members
-donates money to members in dis-
tress, sends flowers to the sick and
bereaved (recently a wreath was sent
to Iowa), keeps war savings stamps
on hand for sale, and, in general,
participates in other activities of like
Present officers of the Association
are: Irving M. Roche, president;
Dorothy C. Loftin, vice-president;
Ruth Connell, secretary; H. L. Dan-
iels, E. L. Goodhue, and Gordon
Shurtleff, executive members; Cart
Varlin, chairman of the membership
committee; Theola Blackwell, chair-
man of the flower committee, and J.
R. Saunders, chairman of the social

Genesco, 11l. (CNS)-Ira Wert,
a filling station attendant, vulca-
nized a girdle for a customer.


*Army vehicles of the Fourth Ser-
vice Command will be placed at the
disposal of local postmasters for the
transportation of mail during the
Christmas holidays it was announced
by Col. Robert H. McCormack, as-
sistant postal officer, Headquarters
Fourth Service Command. Availabil-
ity will e ueeiirined oy local corn-
manding officers. Tastical vehicles
-those used for cariymg supplies
anc for the training of soldiers-will
be loaned only in extreme cases, and
their services will be limited to the
distribution of holiday mail to Army
posts, camps and stations.
The Post Office Department will
carry as much of the extra burden
of mail as possible, but when the.
volume becomes too heavy, the Army
will come to the rescue. Mail is a
prime morale factor, and nothing.
must stand in the way of its deliv-
"We know the volume of Christ-
mas mail will be heavier than ever
this year," Col. McCormack said.
"Theie are so many more men and
women in service, and since Fourth
Service Command trains more sol-
diers than any other Command, we
must prepare to handle a record
number of deliveries." The Post
Office Department, as in past years,
will maintain and service the ve-
hicles during their usage in the post-
al service.
The War Department and the Post
Office Department also are cooper-
ating to make possible the delivery
of holiday mail to soldiers overseas
not later than Christmas morning. To
assure their delivery on that day,
all Christmas packages for overseas
must be mailed between September
15 and October 15. Details regard-
ing wrapping, packaging and ad-
dressing may be obtained at your lo-
cal post offices.

Soldier Buys Barrage Balloon
London (CNS)-A GI in Lon-
don put spot cash on the line for
post-war delivery of a barrage
balloon. Wants it sent right to his
door. Didn't say what he planned
to do with it.

Denver, Col. (CNS)-Robert E.
Lee, a local landlord, told the
Office of Price Administration he
wanted to evict an "objectionable"
tenant named Ulysses S. Grant.

Bette Davis, Paul Lukas.
Sun., Mon., 'SAHARA,' Humphrey
Bogart, Bruce Bennett.
AL CASE, Lionel Barrymore.
Betty Grable. Robert Young.
Allyn Joslyn, Evelyn Keyes.

Claudette Colbert, Paulette Godd-
ard, Veronica Lake.
Tues., Wed., 'SLEEPY LAGOON,
Judy Canova.
Late Show Wed., 'FALSE FACES,'
Warren William.
Thur., Fri., 'WE'VE NEVER BEEN
LICKED,' Noah Beery, Jr.
Saturday, 'SONG OF TEXAS,' Roy

Sun., Mon., 'AT DAWN WE DIE,
All Star Cast.
Tuesday, 'TRUCK BUSTERS,' Richard
Ann Miller, Jerry Colonna.
Thursday, 'FOREST RANGERS, Fred
MacMurray, Paulette Goddard.
DIVIDE,' Buck Jones.

CPJ~~~~~ ~7p-P~~_



(Editorial Cont'd. from Page 2)
he saw before him the low ly-
ing outlines of heavily wood-
ed island, its shores lined
with the inhabitants. Upon
landing, he gave thanks to God
with tears of joy and took
solerm possession in the name
of the Spanish sovereigns,
giving the island the name of
San Salvador.
It is a great heritage this
legacy of America, left to us
by an humble weaver's son of
Genoa, and holding much more
than the fabled wealth of the
Indies. For in America, whose
rivers and forests teem with
fish and animal; whose moun-
tains arehills of hidden rich-
es; the persecuted of m any
1ands have found asylum and a
Our progress as a nation has
been fraught with peril and now
is threatened by the giant oc-
topus of wanton aggression.
Loving our way of life and
grateful for the gift of Ameri-
ca, we are committed by pride
of ownership to resist with ou r
very lives the alien, the vi-
olent intruder...This we are
doing -- as they have done
before us.
Scout Cars Have 4-man Crews
In certain armored units the
smallest organization is the four
man crew of a scout or combat

Post Eng.
Sub- Depot
Transp' t'n

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While expressing satisfaction
at their support to the Third War
Loan drive, Lt. G.L. Lasker, Post
War Bonds Officer, this week
urged the enlisted men of Tyndal
Field to invest as much as pos
sible in the 'tickets to victory."
"In most cases, said Lt. Lasker,
"money invested in War Bonds is
for enlisted men their only form
of savings and for their own
sake, every possible penny should
be put into bonds. "
In order to facilitate appli-
cation for War Bond payroll de-
ductions, the following list has
been prepared of War Bond re-
presentatives of the various



30th Avn.
AAF Band

Signal Co.
965th QM
1003 Boat Sq.
Finance Det.
25th Alt.
785th Wac

Lt. H. Crisman
S/Sgt. Shaw
Cpl. Lunceford
Ist/Sgt. Heidema
S/Sgt. Bailey
S/Sgt. Skender
S/Sgt. Frady
Cpl. Johnson
Cpl. Pfeuffer
Ist/Sgt. Nelson
Cpl. Willis
Sgt. Mosier
Cpl. Stein
Ist/Sgt. Foster
Ist/Sgt. Suter
Lt. Moore
Cpl. Mashburn
Ist/Sgt. Hickok
S/Sgt. Kinion
Cpl. Sheridan
1 st/Sgt. Knowles
T/Sgt. Costigan
S/Sgt. Timko
Lt. Baker
Lt. Keyes

P age 10 Lllz L U IY\LS

T- */ f

100%! That's the percentage
of the Signal Office's civil ian
employes' participation in the
War Bond payroll deduction
plan. SIDNEY RILEY (above) is
the War Bond representative of
the 100 percenters.
Although the Signal Office
has comparatively few civilian
employes, they also lead the
field in the percentage of
gross pay allotted to the pur-
chase of the precious Bonds.
Below are the latest figure"
on War Bond participation b,
the field's civilian personnel .





1. What's the difference be-
tween a Humdrum and a humbug?

2. A hedgehog is just another
name for: a weasel, a ground
hog or a porcupine?

3. If you buy yourself a lot of
clothes and charge then, will you
get a "billet doux" for them at
the end of the month?

4. Arrange these cuts of beef
in the order of their nearness to
the front of the cow: flank
steak, brisket, round steak.

5. Is it more likely that two
short parents will have a tall
child, or more likely that two
tall parents will have a short

6. A "topknot," a "cowlick" and

1. Humdrum: a bore; a dull fel-
Humbug: a trickish fellow;
one who decieves or misleads; a
2. A porcupine.
3. No a billet doux is a love
4. Nearest: brisket.
Next: flank steak.
Last:- round steak.
5. More likely that two short
parents will have a tall child.
*6. Hair.
7. Five.
8. A nickel has no nickel in it.
9. Freedom of Speech and Free-
dom from Want.
10. Climate refers to the aver-
age weather throughout the years.
Weather refers to the condition
of the atmosphere at any time.


a "widow's peak" all refer to
7. How many enemy planes must a
flyer have shot down before he is
called an Ace?

8. Here's a question about coins
which are being minted today;
which one of these statements is
true: a nickel has no nickel in
it; a penny has no steel in it; a
quarter has no silver in it.

9. Two of the Four Freedoms
which our Yanks are fighting to
preserve are Freedom of Worship
and Freedom from Fear. What are
the other two?

", 1.

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10. What is the difference be-
tween climate and weather?
A spinster is a bachelor's -
wi fe.

When leaving your observation
position always go by a route dif-
ferent from which you came. The
enemy may have discovered your
tracks and be waiting for your

When climbing a tree from
which you are going to observe,
always climb on the side away
from -the enemy and hug the
trunk closely at all times.

I often pause and wonder
At fate's peculiar ways,
For nearly all our famous men
Were born on holidays.

October 16, 1943

Pare 11




Squadron A

Hails from Gary, Indiana, is
28 years old and married.
Attended local high school
where he participated in drama-
tics...Following high school he
went into carpentry work in the
employ of a large construction
Enlisted in Nov., i942 in Chi-
cago...Went to Waco, Tex., for
liaison pilot training...Sent to
Sheppard Field for reclassifi-
cation after washing out as a
liaison pilot.

Squadron C
Enlisted Dec. 12j 1941 at St.
Paul, Minn., his home town...Is
27 years old...Played baseball
for high school varsity...Em-
ployed by Minn. Mining Co. as a
potentiometer operator.
Upon enlistment, remained at
Fort Snell in Recruiting Service
Division for three months and
then was sent to Spence Field,
Ga., as a mechanic... Signed up
for glider pilot training and
needed but two more weeks to
complete course when curtailment
program interferred.

Squadron D

Top gunner of his class, he
enlisted in February, 1943...
Received basic at Sheppard Field,
Attended Oklahoma U.j where he
majored in Petroleum Engineering.
Won three letters as a member of
Okla. U. football team-received
honorable mention on Liberty's
All-American football selections
during his junior year.
Is 23 years old, married and
hails from Oklahoma City, Okla.

Squadron E

Calls Greensboro, N.C., home.
Is 22 years old and played four
years of varsity football for
his high school squad...Went to
Davidson College for freshman
term and then went to work for a
construction company as a bull-
dozer operator.
A member of Class 43-42, Hen-
drix enlisted as a cadet in July.,
1942...Washed out during basic
at Walnut Ridge, Ark...Completes
gunnery course here this week.


Squadron B
Newton, Kan sas, is the home
town of this 22 year old student
gunner...Following graduation
from local high school he went
to work as an automobile mechan-
Enlisted in the Infantry April,
1940, and saw most of the coun-
try during the numerous maneu-
vers...Transferred to AAF in
August, i943, to order to get
overseas...Was permitted to re-
tain his staff sergeant stripes
which he acquired'as a platoon

Squadron E

A member of Class 43-45, Wolf
is 25 years old and a native of
Anaconda, Mont...Graduated from
the local high school ...Plays a
good game of tennis, winning the
city championship in 1937.
Enlisted in the AAF August 20,
1940 and was sent to-March Field,
Cal., where he was assigned to
the Communications Squadron...Is
a graduate of Scott Fi.eld's radio
Was a creamery technician in
civil life.. Hopes to go to South
America after the "duration."


Gunners of the Week


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