Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
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I T1yndall I-Taret ,

Copy Prepared Under Supervision
Of Public Relations Officer.
Col. Leland S. Stranatbha
Special Service Officer:
Capt. Cwen O. Freeman
Public Relations Officer:
Lt. Willlm B. Pratt
Photographic Officer:
Capt. J.A. Dickerman
Bditorial Staff:
S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
Saul Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
Cpl. Harry BardiPfc. E.T. Delbyck
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.
Churchill, S/Sgt. G. Neitsert.
Sgt. D. Levinson, Cpl. L. Shaw,
S/Sgt. J. Montgomery, S/Sgt. R.
Keough, S/Sgt. J. Webster, Sgt.
P. Terry, Sgt. J. Marsick, Cpl.
E. Tackett, Pvt. W. Daniels, Pfc.
H. Care.
The Tyndall Target receives
material supplied by Camp News-
paper Service, War Dept., 2a05 B.
42nd St., NYC. Credited material
may not be republished without
prior permission from CNS.

At the supposed age of 47,
in the year 453, Attila the
Hun died, having in his life-
time sacked and ravaged the
great. continent of Europe.
Historyhas labelled this early
king of the Huns, "the scourge
of God" and ironically, in this
alleged era of humanism and
culture, the age of barbarism
experiences a resurrective
lift in the person of the man
known as Adolph Hitler.
In the beginning, the hordes
of this 20th century Attila
swept across everything stand-
ing in their path of conquest,
leaving in the rotten wake of
their tresspass the smoking
debris of village and great
city and everywhere, the dead
who fought to defend them.
Like ill-assorted bombs ard
their bodies out of place in
the great revetment of Europe;
the sweet forms of the inno-
cent..their force prematurely
expended. Here is a little
bomb, a Dutch boy who might
have stepped from an early
Rembrandt. When the invasion
of the Lowlands cane, his fin-
ger walled the dyke of resist-
ance. No longer when twilight
comes to the Tappan Zee, will
his silver skates twinkle over
the ice in dreams of St. Nich-
The Nazi soldier that killed
him needed the room taken up
by his saboted feet and be-
cause the room that a Nazi
needs is immeasurable he
cleverly executed the boy's
mother, for the additional
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We are talking a great deal today about victory that will
put an end to this global war.
When one has served as chaplain to men in the army, one
realizes that the men who are fighting the war really look
forward to 'a victory that is far more significant than the
winning by force of arms.
Serious thoughts are common to men under fire. During the
heavy bombing and strafings by enemy planes, anct through the
bombardment..of bursting shells, men dig deeper into their
"fox holes, and later ask some pretty important and difficult
questions as, '"Bow do you feel after last night?" "What
assurance is there that God is with me as I fight?"
Then only by pointing to God's promises and the admonitions
of Jesus can faith be strengthened and quaking hearts be
calmed. .
It is not a lack of courage or bravery that makes strong
men afraid under fire; it is a reaching out for the Victory
Rock, Jesus Christ, that is more lasting than mere victory
of arms.- It is man reaching out for the Eternal God. Their
building shall not fall, because it is founded upon a rock.


8:00 A.M ........
9:00 A.M....Prote
day S
10:00 A.M....Ounne
10:00 A.M....Prote
11:00 A.M..Gunners
11:15 A.M.........
7:30 P.M....Evenl


P.M .........
P.M.... Fell

.....ass 12:15 P.M.... Protestant Wor-
stant Sun- ship Service
school 5:30 P.M...............Mass
rs Mass at 7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
stant Wor- 5:0O P.M ............... Mass
Service FRIDAY
Protestant 5:30 P.M ............... Mass
at Theater 7:30 P.M..... Jewish Service
......Mass SATURDAY
ng Worship 5:30 P.M...............Mass.
7:00 P.M........Confessions
......ass (Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he Is
......Mass present at the Chapel)
wsh1i Club

Morning Report .


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Interviews and Photos

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Fla.: "The only thing I think
about is the war coming to an
end very soon. I sure uould like
to get back home."

ati, Ohio: "The inspection of
the O.D. and O.G., every two
hours, and about my best girl -
then about home and family."


"Naturally about my girl mostly,
and about the future after the
war. I like to make it clear
though, that my mind stays on the
job like it should."

the Guard), Passaic, N.J.: "Well,
most of all I think of my duties,
secondly about my wife and people
back in good old Jersey."

Texas: "About the times and
things I used to do and enjoy
before the war came along, and I
hope for the war to end mighty
quick so I can get back to do-
ing the things I want to do. "

October 3, 1943THE TYNDALL TARGET Pg

Tyndall Field men and women are
being asked to contribute one
day's pay to the $125,000,000 Na-
tional War Fund--a fund out of
which will be paid expenses of
the USO, United Seamen's Service
and 16 other war organizations.
Both civilian and military per-
sonnel are to donate to the fund.
The drive is being directed by
Lt. George Lasker.
At the GI's payday Tuesday of
next week, a member of each or-
ganization will- be stationed in
each orderly room to take the
donations from enlisted men.
Officers will find their one-
day' s-pay donation added to their
mess bills.
Besides the USO, the welfare of
which is naturally of consider-
able interest to service men, and
the United Seamen's Service, the
War Fund will supply the money
required to operate the War
Prisoners Aid, refugee relief
organizations and numerous char-
itable organizations which have
been formed to aid the Belgians,
Czechs, French, Greeks, Russians,
Chinese and other nationalities
which are allied with this coun-
try in the war.
While Cpl. Joe Zilch, A.S.N.
39990000, probably will be little
affected by this, the more af-
fluent contributors will be in-
terested to know that gifts to
the National War Rind may be de-
ducted from taxable incomes in
computing income taxes.
For instance, if a man making
$4,000 a year-0 happy day!--do-
nates $100 to the war fund, the
tax deduction allowed will mean
that his gift will actually take
only $78 from his pockets.



The long-awaited super-bomber,
the plane which led General Arnold
to state that the B-17 and B-24 are
the "last of the small bombers,", is
now being delivered to the Army Air
Next year, these huge new bomb-
ers, dwarfing anything now in com-
bat, will be dropping their many-ton
loads of explosives on Germany-and'
perhaps- Japan.
The new bomber is the B-29. No
details as to its exact size, its speed,
!armament, carrying load and range
have been announced.
But General Arnold last spring de-
clared that bombers of unprecedented
size and range were "on the way",
nd presumably he was referring to
e B-29.
At that time, General Arnold said
we would have bombers which could
fly from this country to Berlin, drop
a load of bombs and fly back again.
If th# B-29s, which are now being
delivered to the AAF can do that,
then Tojo-and Mr. Moto-ought" to.
gft busy on some mighty deep bomb
shelters. Because those new planes
Wvil put Japan within comparatively
easy range.
Also announced during the past
week was the fact that an "entirely
new" fighter plane and a revolution-
ary light bomber that is "years
ahead of its time" are being groomed
secretly to join the AAF.



Another USO Camp Show, Town
Topics, makes its appearance at
the Post Theater on Monday night,
October 25, at 7:00 and 8:30
o'clock, filled with singing,
dancing and comedy stars who have
been touring the southeast cir-
cuit in a blaze of appreciation
from the men in the service.
There will be no motion picture
performance at the theater on the
25th and the entire evening will
be devoted to both the perform-
ances of Town Topics, at 7:00 and
8:30 P.M.
Headlining the show will be Joe
and Jane McKanna, a brother and
sister act of broad, roughhouse
comedy, with acrobatic end trick
For fancy and smooth roller-
skating the Town Topics present
Victor and Ruth in Rhythm on
Wheels. The duo is said to use
the smallest skating mat of any-
body in the business and Victor
spins at the rate of 144 revolu-
tions per minute.
The dancing part in the show is
taken by beautiful Peggy Marlowe,
who specializes in ballet-tap.
Barbara Long, attractive, young
and talented songstress recently
appeared with Phil Spitalny and
his famous All-Girl Band at the
Paramount and State Theaters in
New York.
Topping off a sensational per-
formance is the internationally
society entertainers, the Duvals,
streamlined sophisticates of

The enlisted men of the sta-
tion hospital last night played
hosts to their patients and offi-
cers in a gala "Cabaret Nite"
Elaborate Halloween decorations
transformed the hospital mess
hall into a night club and to
complete the atmosphere there
were the "Tyndallairs" to furnish
soft music under the dimmed
Following the steak dinner, the
some 300 guests were entertained
by the skating wizardry of the
Axes, famed T/F roller skating
duo; vocals by Mrs. Frankie Perry
and Cpl. Jim Coniff; and several
selections by the 30th Aviation
Glee Club.
W/0 Joshua Missal, bandmaste.r,
was the master of ceremonies fbr
the even-ing.
Among the guests present were
Col. L.S. Stranathan, post com-
mander, and Lt. Col. F.M. Hynd-
min, executive officer.
Rounding out the evening's
program were the presentations by
Major Cleo M. Miller, post sur-
geon, to Cpls. Nick Orange and
Max Senkinc, Medic diamond stars.
Cpl. Orange was named the most
valuable player in the inter-
squadron baseball league, while
Cpl. Senkinc captained the un-
defeated Medic nine, league


According to figures released
by the Insurance Office for the
month of September, 97% of the
field's enlisted men and officers
now carry National Service Life In-
surance policies. Also, the new
figures show that the average
policy held is $8,945.
Below are the five leading T/F
organizations in each group:

30th Aviation........ 100.0%
Finance Detachment... 100.0
39th FGTG........... 99.4
2062nd Ordnance...... 98.3
40th FGTG............ 97.9

4th Weather Sq.......$9,688
39th FGTG........... 9,452
Finance Detachment... 9,321
40th FGTG............ 9,260
30th Aviation........ 9,247


Chaplain Taft A. Frankl in,
who arrived here last week to
join Tyndall's Chaplain staff
following the departure of
Chaplain Brooks H. Wester.
Chaplain Franklin was born
in Crossnore, N.C., is married
and has two children. Prior
to his commission in the Chap-
lain's Corps he was the Pastor
of the 2nd Presbyterian Church
in St. Joseph, Mo.


Our front cover this week
is an informal shot of 33
year-old Cpl. Louis R. Shaw
eyeing his favorite M.D turn-
ing out the front cover of the
October 9th issue of the Tar-
get. No, we don't mean his
family physician, as M.D in
this instance stands for the
2066 Multilith Duplicator -
pride speed demon of the Ad-
dressograph-Multigraph Co.
Cpl. Shaw; a pressman in
civilian life for 18 years,
was employed by the Observer
Printing House of Charlotte,
N.C., up until the time of his
enlistment in the AAF, October
30, 1942.
A bachelor, and an ardent
boxing and baseball fan, Shaw
expects to return to his first
love after the war the "Ob-
server's" own 2066 M.D that is
still knocking them out at the
rate of 3000 copies per hour.
The picture was taken by
T/Sgt. John Mitchell.


Tyndall's newest mess hall,
catering to the field's cadets,
opened last week and has already
noticeably eased the strain on
the field's messing accomoda-
Commenting on the new mess hall,
Capt. A. Casey, post mess officer,
said the new dining hall had
opened up under a handicap in
in that there are now more cadets
training at Tyndall than had been
anticipated when the mess build-
ing was first planned.
Although serving field rations,
as are all T/F mess halls, the
new cadet mess differs' from the
others in that its cafeteria type
serving line is in the kitchen
instead of in the dining hall

12:45 P.M. Musical Recording
Hour at Post Theater "An After-
noon with Strauss". Cpl. Larry
Stein commentator.
12: 30 P.M. Squadron AIR Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athlitia
7:00 P.M. Weekly Boxing Matches
at Post Athletic Field.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
7:00 & 8:30 P.M. (Two shows)
"Town Topics" at Post Theater- A
USo Camp Show.
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
5:30 P.M. Regularly scheduled
volley ball games.
8:00 P.M. Weekly Dance at U90,
T/F Band broadcast over WDIP.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec

12:30 P.M. Special Service Non-
Com Meeting at Post Library.
5:30 P.M. Inter-Squadron Touch
Football games. See Sports Page
for schedule.
7:00 P.M. Weekly Variety Show
at Receiving Pool.
7:00 P.M. Boxing at the Colored
Rec Hall.
7:30 P.M. WDLP broadcast. T/F
Variety Show from WAC Day Room.
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 WIIP.
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-
ceiving Pool.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored nk
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Mrvies at Recelvint
Squad ln.

October 23, 1943


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Once upon a time the star of
Berlin burned brightly in the
heavens amidst a host of satel-
lite stars. The first satellite
star to fall was Italy- which
rocketed to earth on Septemaer
8, 1943. Now Bulgaria, Hungary
and zunania show signs cf abandon-
ing their astral abode. Hard
tho' he may look these days, the
chief star gazer of the Nazis
fails to see anything but Red
Stars in the heavens and hitchedA
to the big one that looks down on
the IDeiper, Adolph the astrologer
has observed his favorite victory-
wagon sans one of its wheels.

The Japanese war lords took
time out last week to predict the
collapse of Germany, to be fol-
lowed ta five year war. Accord-
ingly they are marshalling all
possible manpower and have started
on their program of dispersing
vital factories. Although Koreans
have hitherto been regarded sus-
piciously by the Nips, plans for
their conscription have already
been implemented. Ln Korea
(chorea) the Japs may find they
have conscripted a plague, for
only twitchy Tojo knows how many
Japanese hepcats are dancing the
St. Vitus these days. In time,
General MacArthur's successes in
the South Pacific may spell total
blindness for the sneaky Samurai-
since the tick in Tojo's eye
started with Rabaul.

Slowly the Allied advance to-
wards Rome creeps forward,relent-
lessly bent on driving the Teuton
from the land of the Caesars.
The Nazis haven't a ghost of a
chance- even If the ghost were
Caesar's, at the battle of Phil-
ipgi. Wile all this is going
on, the trumpeting bull elephant,
Mussolini, keeps up his roaring
on the sidelines. "Death to all
Italians who take up arms against
the Germans,' he promises. It-
alians, remember, that an elephant
never forgets! Obligingly, the
Italians are giving him something
else to remember besides spaghetti
a la Napolitana. The acrid anoke
of their gunpowder has been. play-
ing hob with 11 Duce's Premier
trunk, and the elephant boy Hit-
ler, is getting mighty tired of
snapping it shut.

Altnough tue season has not
been officially opened a great
fox hunt is now in session in
the Balkans. Three guerilla
armies- Yugoslav "regulars, N
under Mahailovic, Tito Broz's
red-starred bands, and resurgent
Albanian guerilla forces- are
hounding the "Fox," Marshall Erwin
Rommel to his Berlin lair. Night
and day tireless huntsmen continue
to dog his footsteps, grimly de-
termined to secure his mask for
the forthcoming Allied Victory
Ball, date- soon to be announced.
-Pfc. E.T. Delfyck


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L Main Stem

..... Capt. Glenn Miller, whose
NBC-Salute to Tyndall Field is
scheduled for Oct. 30, has a band
composed entirely of ex-pros now
in the armed forces ..... The
first tmue Ann Sheridan was never;
kissed in a movie was "Thank Your
Lucky Stars" ..... Fred Uttal,
well-known MBS-emcee, is handling
a great new show: "Words in the
News." He tells you how to pro-
nounce such words as Novrossisk
and Bljana ..... Betty Fields is
starred in the new B'way play
written by her husband Elmer Rice.
Title: A New Life ..... Abbott
and Costello will return to NBC's
airwaves pending recovery of the
fat one .
...... Roy Rogers, cowboy star,
is the hero In Madison Square
Gardens.Rodeo ..... "Tobacco
Road" is back on the Main Stem
with John Barton; closes next
Saturday'..... Gracie Fields is
back on the air; MBS has her con-
tract ..... "For whom the Bell
Tolls is going great guns at the
Rivoli, and will not be released
nationally at popular prices for
over a year ..... Lovely Virginia
Morley is the distaff side of the

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piano duo Morley and Gearhart;
they're onNBC's Fred Waring show.
Like her looks, fellows?
..... "All For All," currently
on B'wa'y, features the aging

The most pleasant sight of all -- to a first sergeant:
Watching his men plowing through the obstacle course! It was
a day for miracles, the morning of August 16, 1943, as Ist/Sgt.
Davis H. Knowles beheld every man jack of his Ordnance company
enjoying the Intimate thrills that only personal contact with
an obstacle course can provide.
In the words of Pfc. Ed Delbyck, who was on the sidelines
with an ailing pedant and.bemoaning his bad luckat being "hors
de combat" that morning: "The eyes of the men were shining,
.with the light of a new-found love as they experienced, many
for the first time, the individual delights of touching the
firm roundness of perfect body-developing bars and then the
apogee of all delights -- the unparalleled joy of balancing
their weight on the yielding surface of cleverly contrived
structures that eased them into rhythmic performance. Each
man came away with 'his own secret reaction -- ecstasy had
gripped all of them."
Getting back to First Sergeant Knowles, who considers the
above photo as one of his most treasured possessions, we are
pleased to report that he came by his stripes "the hard way."
The first count against him was having for his birthplace the
town of Dothan, Ala., in the land of grits.
After an uneventful childhood and adolescence in Bonifay,
Fla., "Cotton," as he is known to his friends, shook off the
parental yoke and as procurement officer for the C.C.C., toured
the neighboring states seeking recruits for the Corps. After
three years of C.C.C.ing the Southeastern part of the U.S.,
"Cotton" decided that a hitch behind the wheel of a Greyhound
bus was what he wanted most. Six months of blazing a trail
between Birmingham and New Orleans was as much as he wanted,
Upon enlisting on January 22, 1942, he was immediately dis-
patched to Tyndall Field's Ordnance company, thereby making
history as the first raw recruit to arrive at the field.
Two weeks of rugged basic training which consisted of sit-
ting on a sand pile and supervising the construction of the
flying apron, followed. This terminated when he proved a bit
slow in saluting Lt. Col. Hyndman then a major. He was re-
1 ieved from his "duties" and sent back to his organization.
March 5, 1942, broke the period of his inactivity, for that
day saw him-- p acec--onspecial duty with the fast-sprouting
Post Exchange.
After seven and a half months, Ordnance decided that it
could no longer be without his energy and drive -- and sent
an S.O.S. for him to return to'the company as its clerk. In
his capacity as company clerk "Cotton" found a position and a
"home." In July, 1943, former Ist/Sgt. Sam Ridulph left for
cadet training and "Cotton," the logical successor, was ap-
pointed acting first sergeant.
As it comes to all good men, love came to "Cotton" when he
met the former Miss John Nell Silcox at a Panama City USO
dance about a year ago. They were married June 19 of this
year....and because he left his heart at the local stage door
'canteen he's on permanent K.P. in his own F.P.H..A. canteen.

Baron "nchausen, Jack Pearl .....
Bob Benchley has been signed at
Paramount to write and act for
the silver screen ..... MBShow
"The Adventures of Sherlock
Holmes" is a mystery thriller,
stars Basil Rathbone and Nigel
Bruce..... Joan Fontaine is be-
ing starred in "Frenchman's Creek,"
now in production at Paramount.
..... Want an autographed photo

of a pin-up gal? Address June
Reynolds, c/o "Early to Bed,"
Broadhurst Theater, West 44thi
St., New York ..... Charles Coll-
ingwood, CBS-WWL Correspondent
summed up America upon his return
from foreign shores rather elo-
quently: "There's been a great
deterioration in the hamburger
situation, since I've been out of
the country."

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.... Greetings, chillun .. Welcome to another issue of gossip from
Tyndall Tech, with pertinent happening's here'n'there!
.... M/Sgt. Bob Murphy, his wife Virgle, and baby Bob returned
from home at Indlanola,.Miss. .. 'Twas great to hear his ole car
rattlln' back on the field ...... These chilly mornings makes one
mourn for OD's .. Typical sight: Ist/Sgt. Al Nelson with four (count
'em) blankets on his bunk ...... Congrats go to all the looies
'promoted to capt., and other officers donning new insignia this week.
The new bars and stuff look swell, but where's the EM ratings these
days? ...... The Tech Inspectors combed the post with their usual
Sherlock Holmes efficiency ... Many men made temporarily uncomfortable
by their presence ...... It is better to have loved and lost... much
.... Wac Cpl. Marion R. McGee once studied ballet under the famous
dancer Ted Shawn .. Did a lot of professional work, too ...... Mrs.
Blanche Hinson, SS sec'y, left for duties in Atlanta last week ..
Best wishes, Blanche ...... Kitty who of Sib-Depot and Bill who of
headquarters are doin' the town these days? .. USO dances, and such..
.. .. Cute little Victorette: Miss Ann Coleman .. Always loaning the
frame (and a nice one, too) to a GI for a Thrusday night Rat Race at
the Rec Hall ...... In the old days, women wore gowns that were
beautiful to see .. Nowadays gowns are worn so that the WOMAN is
beautiful to see.
.. The wolfish screams and shouts coming from the Post Theatel
on Tuesday night were for a perky little blonde (the answer to a
)soldier's prayer, whose name is Marilyn Maxwell .. Leading droolers
at the show: 40th members, who sat together, remarking about the
femme beauty ...... Lt. Jack Goldsmith back from troop train move-
ment .. Looks as well as ever ...... Talented gent: Sgt. Bob Don-
lan, of the Orders Section .. He can really play that piano ......
Jean and Jerry Murphy, the PX twins, looking right pretty at the
bowling alleys with a pair of GI's .. All dressed up and no place to
go ...... Pvt. and Mrs. Erwin Axe, "The Whirlaways," attending Post
Theater .. The Mrs. looking right nice, even without skates on.......
Comment of Tyndall Field corporal, after attending USO Dance: "The
trouble with me is, I only seem to meet nice girls."
.. .. THOUGHT OF THE WEEK We had a letter today from a friend of
ours, now stationed in India. We went through recruit camp at Max-
well together, nearly three years ago,. and a lot of Tyndallers know
him. His name is Larry Verrochi, and he's now a second looie.
"Everything's fine over here," writes Larry, "but it's been ages
since I've dated a woman. The higher caste Indian girls are pretty
to look at, but hardly for a white GI. No liquor of any kind for
four months the stuff is really scarce here. The only white women
we see are officers' wives, both British and American, and all of us
would give anything for a bourbon and seven-up and an American girl,
single and attractive. We all of us here look forward to the day
when we may again walk down Broadway in civvies, take in a show,
then a club .. when once again the world will be a normal and peace-
ful place in which to live ....." Aren't we all, Larry? The letter
added that "the food is better than we had in the states, and that's
saying a lot. Many kind words must be spoken for the excellent work
being done by the Army Service Fbrces and Services of Supply."
And with that .. so long until next week.

News From Your Own Home Town

Brooklyn (CNS)-Two "lrish-
men" got into a legal battle over
business names. Both were auto
dealers, one operating in Man-
hattan, the other in Brooklyn.
The Manhattan dealer did busi-
ness under the name of The Smil-
ing Irishman while the Brooklyn
man did business under the name
of The Laughing Irishman. Real
name of The Smiling Irishman is
Leland Holzer while the true
monicker of r'he Laughing Irish-
man is Charles Juliano.

Los Angeles (CNS) -"We're
glad women leave lipstick on the
rim of their glasses in bars," said
City Health Officer George Uhl at
a meeting of the bartenders' sani-
tation school here. "It forces bar-
tenders to see that all glasses are
properly cleaned."

Cedar Rapids, la. (CNS)-The
urge for adventure came upon
3-year-old Bobby Northrup while
he was taking a bath. He left his
tub and toddled out to see the
world-in his birthday suit. Po-

lice picked him up on a down-
town business street. Later his
mother arrived and pronounced
sentence. "Bobby," she said. "You
will have to take another bath."

Coeur D'Alene, Ida. (CNS)--
Two stubborn motorists met head-
on on a narrow country road.
Neither would back up to give
the other the right of way. So
they sat there and glared at each
other for 12 hours. Finally the
sheriff was called to pry them

Columbus, 0. (CNS)-When a
bus stalled on a main street here
the driver helped get passengers
to work in time by thumbing
rides for them from passing mo-

Fresno, Cal. (CNS) Jack
Earle and Charles Amalasian re-
ported for induction into the Ar-
my here. Neither made it. Earle,
who stands 8 feet 6 inches, is
24% inches too tall. Amaisian, at
4 feet 10 inches, is 2 inches too


The S-2 section has been struggling along without the assistance
(7) of Mr. Master Sergeant Boutwell this past week. The sgt. left
last Saturday on furlough and when last heard about was 12.9 miles
northwest of Florala, Ala., steering a course mostly northward. A
reception committee said to have been headed by the-local constable
awaited his arrival at Greenvile..-And "Deems Taylor," alias Or-
son Wells" Libby left his radio programs long enough last week to
enjoy a three-day pass...Samiof hasn't had one in a week now -
what's wrong?...Josephine "Pin-Up Girl" Grimsley is back brightening
the central files room after a few days sick leave...Dot Stutts, the
Post Adjutant's Gal Friday, is scheduled t6 become Lt. Decker's wife
in the not-too-distant future...Dot now wears a gorgeous sparkler...
'That makes three couples involving headquarters staffers in future
mergers...Suggest Mr. Missal compose something like <'The Coke Box,
A'Promise and You."

It seems that Miss Flewellyn enjoys bus rides down Old Florida Way.
Could it be that Khaki appeals to her?
The excitement is already growing over the Masquerade Dance to be
given by the Instructors' Club on Halloween. We hope it Is a good
dance, boys...What certain blonde (whose initials are C.G.) was heard
calling 3264 on a supposedly business call? If that was business,
Cecil, why the honey-sweet tone?
Miss Williams had that certain gleam in her eyes last Friday nite.
Could it have been the ball game or the company?...We'll never know
the secret of the charm that the Navy holds for Miss Donham...We most
heartily welcome S/Sgt. Robert Skagenberg to the Dept. of Training
as our new'"Sgt. Major," but deeply regretted to see T/Sgt. Harry
Fleshman relieved.
What was Mary Kathryn Garrett's mysterious motive when she suddenly
left P.C. without a word to anyone?...Why is it that Miss Nichols
can't trust anyone with her latest flame? Mr. "XI must be quite a
guy!...Jean Pitts has us wondering whether it's the Navy or the Army
that keeps her mind occupied these days...What could be in store for
Martelle Mears since she adopted her glamorous new hair-do?

We welcome to our office Mrs. Marjorie Usher, wnose husband is in
the QMC...Careful girls, "Glamour Boy Mike" returned Friday from his
furlough and he seems to be awfully happy about something...From all
reports Anita had a very exciting time on her trip to New York, but
remember Anita, you are back in dear ole P.C. now.
Carolyn comes to work lots of mornings with a smile from ear to ear,
we wonder if it's because she very frequently gets letters from a ce-
tain boy in Texas?...The "M's" seem to have the majority in our
office, but the more the merrier: Merle Cross, Monteze Graves, Mary
Ann LeGallee, Polly McClain, Marguerite Henderson, Marjorie Usher,
and Margierite (Pee Wee) Williams. Reckon are we in a rut?
Headquarters' corporals seem to top Monteze's list. Why the red
face when Giddens of the A.I.'s office was brought into the conver-
sation the other day, Monteze?...Methinks our Sgt. Stuart has no
will-power; he breezes down to the Rec Hall to enjoy the cool air,.
says "One seems to call for another," and Presto!, he has to be
carried home---tsk, tsk. (The last may be a slight exaggeration,
ya' understand).

FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL! Yes, Miss Murphy was seen wearing a new
ring on the third finger of her left hand last week. Now we find
the ole familiar ring back where the glittering rock used to be.
Did she lose her courage due to the shock of the QM boys? We wonder!
NO LETTER TODAY, has started quite a friendship between a certain
girl in property and the Sgt. in Mall and Records. Let us in on it
you two, but to you, Miss Property, you are doing a swell job of
keeping your name out of the paper.
With three new employees in rail transportation, Catherine will
have more time for her telephone conversations and chats with her
officers...Any information concerning Aerial Gunnery or Physical
Training can be obtained from Miss Murphy and Miss Fleming.
The QM office force extends a most hearty welcome to Our four'new
employes. We have Mrs. Lyles in the Commissary and Mrs. McBurney,
Mrs. Taunton, and Mrs. Bailey in Rail Transportation. To Mrs.
Thompson, who is with her husband, Cpl. Thompson, and Mrs. Evans, who
is with her family, we wish a pleasant vacation.

Marines Pick 'Em Young
El Toro, Cal. (CNS)-Waving
away older stars "because this
war is liable to last a long time"
Marines stationed here have
named Shirley Temple as their
official kid sister.

London Curbs GI Jitterbugs
London (CNS)-Because some
customers of hot spots here have
complained that GI jitterbugs
have injured them on the dance
floor, rug cutting has been

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October 23, 1943



Kadet Kapers

All is well in the Cadet Detachment
with the opening of the new mess
hall. The entire detachment is well
pleased with the present setup. Last
Sunday the Cadets actually stayed
on the Post to get that Sunday din-
ner. If we could only figure out a
way to get out of P. T. then life
would be ideal.
Lt. (Snap Roll) Harrington- sure
caught it from the C. 0. after the
retreat parade last Friday. Every
time he did an about face his eye-
balls clicked, and he threw the en-
tire band off beat. The Post tailor
is sewing twenty degrees of flaps on
all his uniforms.
Lt. Roberts certainly is a modest
fellow. He always is first to com-
pliment someone, but he never tells
of his own great achievements. I
just heard that he has four Zeros to
his credit, yes sir, four. He bagged
them at O. C. S. If he would have
had one more he would have been an
ace. Better luck next time, Lt.
Porky McMannis has been pulling
a few blunders lately. The other day
he pulled a lulu. Lt. Roberts took
the men out for a lecture on mass
movements. Porky quickly left the
scene and re-appeared with a roll of
toilet paper.
We had a case here the other day
that had every intelligence officer
on the post puzzled. Stan Krzyzan-
owski lost his name tag and one of
them found it. After days of inves-
tigating they found out that Krzy-
zanski is a cadet and not a secret
All we need now is a visit from
Mrs. Roosevelt. Every officer on
the post is admiring our mess hall.
We like to see them around there,
though. Through their combined ef-
forts a lot has been done to smooth-
en those rough spots which are all

Squadron E
On the 18th of October,1943, Class
43-48, received their first and, all
pray, the last trip over the Obstacle
Course. With plenty of panting and
an assortment of groans the class
finally taggered through Tyndall's
Commando course. All during this
heroic feat a very pleasant P. T. in-
structor kept up a melodic "hut, two,
etc," while reminding the men that
they were doing very well for the
first day. This was meant, of course,
to spur the men to greater heights.
We have been told that this only in-

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back on the rosters of the "Good
Old Pool Squadron."
Don't let it get you down men, we
have been told its good for you or it
would never have been constructed
-so they say?
Did someone really see Sgt. Price
take the Obstacle Course? We're
scouting for a couple of good tenors
and a bass or two Contact Room
10, Brks. 415 8/Sg't. Hall is still
-looking for his Shangri-la ... Who is
the lad with a SPAR on his trail
with a breach of promise?
DID YOU KNOW? That Rusko
was at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941?
. That M/Sgt. Todd is an ex-Ma-
rine? ... That R. O. M. Kovac spent
two years in and around Br. and
Dutch Guiana, Trinidad and Panama
as a combat crew member? That
Pisella spent his 13th wedding an-
niversary in Skunk Hollow?
Farewell, Lts. Canady, Mackel-
fresh, Kuhnhein. We "regret to see
you go and we think "We-Wa" also
regrets your departure. We-Wa and
we hope we'll all see you again.
-Rum & Coke.
Woman: 'You know, I suspect my
husband has a love affair with
his stenographer.'
Maid: 'I don't believe a word of
it. You are just trying to make
me jealous.

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Squadron A

SIt seems as though old man winter'
is right around the corner.: Several
of the boys have dug deep in their
bks. bags and were seen later dash-
ing madly around in their G. I. long-
Evidently the new order returned
with one of the boys from Ft. Myers.
At least the boys in Bks. 420' must
think so. They have been crawling
out of bed now without the usual"
arguments that used to occur so
early in the morning.
Look fellows, next Saturday let's
get on the beam about cleaning the
barracks and maybe we can display
that "E" flag here at Squadron A.
The shock of seeing it might be too
much for some of you, but let's make
a feeble attempt at it anyway.
The boys have a much brighter
look on life since they found out
they were to receive a furlough if
and when they completed the gun-
nery course. Some of them said, "A
furlough? What is that?"
Dixie Howell says, "When I take
a girl in my arms, I want her to be
big enough so she won't break." Af-
ter seeing the girl, the fellows read-
ily agreed with him. Howell, you
couldn't break her with a sledge

Squadron D

The end of the first week of school
for Class 43-47 saw the acquisition of
the "E"- flag for first place in th
Saturday inspection. Although we
were tied for first place with Squad-
ron E we think, that the flag has at
last found its permanent home.
"Gunner of Class 43-41", Mitch
Shadid, has at last become AAFU,
pending shipment to Cadets, but we'
think that somewhere in his list of
friends there is a practical joker.
Mail Orderly Jack Montague got a
registered package addressed to Sha-
did that had all the appearance of an
infernal machine. The label with the
return address was from the "Acme
hrisane Asylum" and it warned that
the contents were "Booby Traps,
Careful on Opening." We are still
waiting to find out what it did con-
We can add to the long list of odd
names that must be indexed some-
where. In Section 25 we have Pfc.
Leo W. Smrz. No vowel in .the
spelling and the pronunciation of the
different letters as they occur make
for the pronunciation.
That jive and classical entertain-
ment that issued from the Supply
Room on Friday night came as an
added attraction to be on the G. I.
detail for Supply Sergeant Litken-
hause. Litkenhaus had assembled
Cpl. Nelson J. LeBlanc of Section 8
and Pfc. Joe Monaco of Section 21
from the ranks of Class 43-47 and
had them entertaining with their
specialties. LeBlanc, upon investiga-
tion, had been a trumpet man with
Harry James-whose contract had ex-
pired just before he came into the
service. He had played first trumpet
for the New Orleans Symphony, and
won four state high school champion-
ships along with one national high
school championship for trumpet. He
is 25 years old and really blows a
sweet horn. He still holds a contract
to play for the Warner Bros. Studio
Orchestra and is sweating out the
war until he can pick it up again.
Monaco, while not having been a
member of such famous congrega-
tions as James or Warners has play-
ed the horn in many local bands up
and in Paterson, N. J.
We will have you know that Squad-
ron D can boast two officers of the
Instructor's Club as being attached
here. S/Sgt. Finis Snowden, and
Sgt. Lee Karr were elected president
and vice-president respectively and
are making plenty of plans for the
coming dance on October 30th.

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SUPPORT for the far-flung USO-the home away from home for our
own fighting men; comforts for the "barbed-wire legion" of prisoners
of war; food for starving Greece; medical supplies for gallant Russia; aid
for the scorched earth of stricken China; assistance for hundreds of thou-
sands of homeless refugees.
These, and countless similar calls, are the concern of generous America,
and the immediate task of the National War Fund, and its affiliated war
funds in your own state and your own community.
Born of war, and linked to the peace by effective association with local
home agencies for health, welfare and recreation, the National War Fund is
a philanthropic federation with three simple aims; first, to determine the
nature and the extent of the war-related needs; second, to see that everybody
has a chance to contribute to the funds required; and third, to channel the
sums raised for its member agencies wherever American help is currently
most needed-enough and on time.

Those three aims lead to one objective-to help
win the war sooner, with a minimum loss of life.

Americans will respond as they always have to the appeal of simple
humanity. But all of us will be moved even more strongly by the realization
that the war will surely be won more quickly, and fewer lives will be lost,
as long as our fighters and all our Allies and their families are sustained with
the greatest weapon of them all-the will to win.

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Visit the Rec Hall on
"-u Monday nights for T/F's
S own "Information Quiz"

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By Sgt. Innis Bromfield

OT iss your serial number?"
growls Tech Sergeant Friendly.
putting on a thick, menacing Ger-
man accent "How many machine guns
in your company? Vot iss your rank?"
Private Bill Jones, up to bat on the Ser-
geant Quiz program, knows that if he's
taken prisoner in battle, he is allowed to
tell his name, rank, and serial number
only. Any other questions Sergeant
Friendly asks him he regretfully declines
to answer. Basic training in the Army
isn't all foxholes and rifle marksmanship.
Or K.P. and calisthenics.
For besides turning out the best-
equipped and best-trained human weapon
in the world, the U. S. Army of 1943 is
sporting the world's best-informed soldier.
The Army Orientation Course helps do
it. Today, when Private Jones of Yank-
ton, South Dakota, gets an A.P.O. ad-
dress, his brains are as ready to "go
across" as his reflexes.
Bill knows, for instance, that China was
first to go to war with the Axis, and that
Czechoslovakia fell to Hitler because of
"appeasement" The orientation lectures
Bill heard during "basic" gave him the
background of the war he's going to win
He admits he wasn't sure six months ago
just when or why Great Britain declared
war on Germany Now he has a good
grasp of World War II chronology, and a
pretty well-rounded notion of what the
democracies are up to. And up against.
Bill also knows a lot about the Four

Keeping Tabs on Enemy I.Q.s

Out at Camp Kohler, California-the
Western Signal Corps Replacement Train-
ing Center-Army Orientation is going,
great guns. Ten to fifteen lectures a week,
frequent showings of War Department
movies, a daily news broadcast, and the
preparation of basic-training tests keep
the staff of the WSCRTC's Orientation
Branch well up on its toes. First Lieuten-
ant Gilbert Edward Clark, present chief
of the branch, was a graduate instructor
in journalism and typography at the Uni-
versity of Syracuse before the war. Now
he's telling future Army radio operators
and telephone linemen how global war
works, and what cooks in the upper stor-
ies of German and Jap soldiers.
Lieutenant Clark's first assistant is
Tech Sergeant Fred Friendly, a big boy

who thinks his home town of Providence,
Rhode Island, is the greatest city in the
world, and that Cher Ami, the Army's
World War I carrier-pigeon hero, is its
greatest bird Sergeant Friendly's full-
steam radio personality was quite a favor-
ite over New England's Yankee Network.
At Camp Kohler, it was this ideaful
noncom who gave birth to the "Sergeant
Quiz" program, pet product of the Orien-
tation Branch Here's how the show
Every Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, a
company of Signal Corps trainees dou-
ble-times into the post's War Department
theater and seats itself in four sections
-according to platoons. The boys have
just completed their basic Army training
and are ready to be tested on what they
know. Instead of a long written examina-
tion, the men battle for honor and glory
on a fast-moving quiz program. This is
cut neatly from the pattern of radio I.Q.
contests; but it is cut also, of course, to
fit the subjects of military instruction.
Sergeant Friendly takes the meaty part
of Sergeant Quiz. He picks a team of
ten men at random from each platoon
and gathers them around him on the
One at a time the contestants stand
up before the mike and the footlights to
do or die for the old platoon. Sergeant
Quiz fires a hundred and twenty questions
at them in rotation-thirty questions per
team, three questions per man, A jury of
three officers keeps score, awarding five
points for a perfect answer, down to a
goose egg for a miss. At the end of the
show there's loud applause for the platoon
whose quiz kids knock down high score.
One contestant is always delegated to
perform as a sentry on night guard duty.
He has to challenge Sergeant Quiz, who
impersonates anyone from a saboteur
caught red-handed to a rookie who can't
locate his barracks. The encounter doesn't
always result in five fat points for the con-
testant playing guard. He'll be graded off
if he yells "Haltl" in a bashful whimper,
or if he lets the sergeant "pull his rank"
on him.
"Who do you think you are, telling me
to halt?" Sergeant Quiz sometimes barks.
"I'm a sergeant. You're nothing but a
private." The poor sentry is apt to be
snowed under by this kind of talk, and as
many as three or four contestants may
go down to defeat before one steps up

From Colller's November 6, 194

Tech. Sgt. Fred Friendly welcomes
a contestant to the mike. At left,
other victims; at right, the judges

who's ready to shoot first and be intimi-
dated afterward.
Another regular feature is making
"blanket rolls." Men from each team do
this simultaneously. They have to work
fast and in close quarters, each man roll-
ing up his blanket and tent pegs inside his
"shelter half" (half the canvas for a two-
man Army pup tent), turning out a tight,
compact roll. The judges then toss these
in the air, to see what will happen when
they hit the deck. A badly made roll will
spill open at once, causing untold embar-
rassment. The platoon whose man flubs
his "blanket- roll" is a disgruntled pla-
When Four-Bits Bounces

Perhaps the most ambitious stunt of all
on the Sergeant Quiz show is making up
an Army bed G.I. style. In preparation
for this, the company brings to the theater
a regular Army cot, plus sheets, blankets,
comforter, pillow and pillow case. And
at stage center, before the eyes of all, a
man from one of the teams is detailed by
Sergeant Friendly to make up the bed in
the traditional, highly involved Army
manner. When the job is done, the judges
come forward and very seriously gather
around to consider the bed's merits. The
famed test of an acceptably made bed is
to toss a 50-cent piece on it. If the coin
bounces, that's proof the blanket is taut
-and there go five juicy points to the
champion chambermaid of Company XI
Camp Kohler's Sergeant Quiz program
is packing 'em in week after week, as
company aftef company of U. S. soldiers
move ahead from their basic instruction
to specialized'Signal Corps training at the
WSCRTC. Tech. Sergeant Friendly's in-
vention is a handy new wrinkle in the
great, flexible fabric of training America's
sonpower for war-of sending Bill Jones
of Yankton into combat a thoroughly
prepared soldier. and an understanding
soldier. It's on account of well-planned
propositions like the Sergeant Quiz pro-
gram that Bill Jones, besides knowing how
to fight, likes knowing how to fight. When
you stir in enthusiasm with ability, you
get skill.

Furnished by Special Service for use on Orientation Bulletin Boards



To the friends of S/Sgt. Chas. S.
Laubly who have missed his weekly
column in Tyndall Target and are
not acquainted with his present
whereabouts, may we take this op-
portunity to inform them that Char-
lie, for the time being, has been.
"Shanghied" in the confines of New
Orleans for an undisclosed period be-
fore taking off for combat duty to
parts unknown. The entire Medical
Detachment joins me in wishing him
V'God Speed" in his present capacity
as "head man" in a Malaria Control
You have all probably noticed that
a former Medic and a present Hos-.
pital employee have recently stormed
the "Society Column" of the local
Panama City News-Herald. To nay
the .least, our congrats go to the
newly weds. But can you picture
the faces of the local "femmes" of
Andrews, So. Carolina, when the
"Blakeleys" dropped in for a visit
past week end?
Your correspondent thought that
he had seen "everything." But when
W. V. starts passing out cigars af-
ter being "stripped" of everything
but his B. V. D.'s-you can't help but
admire the guy. Oh, well, keep
"punching" Bill-and when you do
get them back-we'll be looking for-
kWard to some .more cigars after the
ensuing "stripping." Bill's only con-
cern now is whether he'll have to
take "orders" from Pfcs. Stam and
There are five "Schickelgrubers"
engaged in putting the new face on
the Station Hospital that are due to
pitch a good one when their current
task is completed. After all the or-
ders that they had to absorb from
its inception-can anyone honestly
blame them?
We welcome the addition to the
Medical staff of Major J. M. Adams,
who has already seen combat duty
in Africa and has spent some 16
months service with a troop carrier
group. Also, the additions of Capt.
John M. Siegel and Lt. Theodore R.
Koenig, M. C., and Lts. Leo S. Kres-
ky and Vitot J. Vosilus, D. C.
The name. of M/Sgt. Cherney was
about to be reported as "missing in
action" before he suddenly turned
jup after being gone all night. He
says that he spent the night with a
"friend." Frankly-we have our
By the time this publication goes
to press-the Medics will have had
their company affair. It promises to
be of colossal proportions what
with its night club effect ,the Tyn-
dall Field Band and a bevy of "high"
class entertainment. To say nothing
of the nice big juicy steaks that the
boys are looking forward to rather
That's all for now-but your cor-
respondent is already beginning to
feel that he gave up his legion of
friends when he undertook to write
this column.
-Sgt. A. S. Jackrel.

Washington Even telegraph
messengers have difficulty finding
their way around the maze of
corridors in the fabulous Penta-
gon building which houses War
Department offices here. One tele-
gram never did reach the person
to whom it was addressed. The
sender got the wire back several
days later with this notation:
"Message sent to John J. McCloy,
Assistant Secretary of War, Pen-
tagon Building, is undelivered. He
is unknown."


Lovely little Marilyn Maxwell is the gal you gawked, gasped
and gaped at Tuesday night last at the Post Theater.. Look at
her fellas...that's what we're fighting forl S/Sgt. Steve
Libby was the hero in the case, for after witnessing your re-
action to the blonde bombshell's appearance on the screen, he
dug into his pin-up gal files and presented us with the above
pic of chic Marilyn for use in the Target. "Dr. Gillespie's
Criminal Case" was the name of the film, and she will soon be
seen in Kay Kyser's "Thinkin' of You" -- but who's interested
in facts when you can look at figures like Marilyn's?

Cellar Fliers

We're not bragg'"g a bit, but it
definitely looks like that volley ball
trophy will soon be adorning our
day room. Our team, well into the
second half, is still unbeaten. Might
as well concede victory, Quartermas-
ter, we've got your number.
Topkick Hill put out an unofficial
order Monday that the whole outfit
will raise mustaches. He had better
talk to some of the wives first.
Pfc. Hastings will probably deny
it, but somebody told us he was at
the library this week looking for a
book on sailing.
Pvts. Rosner and Fuller must be
working the swing shift at the ship-
yard. We saw them waiting for the
change Sunday.
Wonder why Pvt. Jobson headed
for the P-X last Friday night with
his hat on the wrong side of his
head. A little WAC-ky, no doubt.
According to a usually reliable
source, Pfc. Kercher is breakfasting
in bed while at home on his furlough.
Maybe we can arrange to have your
crew chief, Sgt. Mason, continue this
for you when you return.
Pfc. Hopper must have it bad. All
for the sake of a girl named Glenna,
he went to church four times last
Sunday. How did Lewis know this,
Congrats to Sgt. Blakley and Ka-
tie. Why didn't you tell it sooner,
Blakely, before it told on you?
T/Sgt. Seagle, the Casanova of the
WAC Detachment. There's such a
story on him that it is hard to tell.
That husky-voiced Cpl. Helen surely
has him on the run. Phone calls, un-
filled dates, etc., and he still hasn't
met her. Just wait until you do
meet her. Yeah, just wait! Pvt.
Fuller might be able to tell you
something about her. They are
practically brother and sister. Well,
,brother, anyway.

A hug is energy gone to

The Flaming Bomb

A new addition to the Ordnance is
M/Sgt. Miner, who was Ordnance
Sgt. Major at the Lockbourrie Air
Base.-Musical poetry, Major-Minor.
HOLE: Despite their usual com-
plaining about P. T. we noticed Pfc..
Kotys and Pvt. Puleo trotting to
work. Cpl. Capo.striding around
with the help of para-troop boots.
Does that make you an air corps
man, Cpl? T/5 Leffel groggily
going through the motions of trying
to keep awake following a three
nights session of card playing. What-
ever greenbacks he might have col-
lected were not won, but earned ....
Your reporter states he was accident-
ly and unofficially promoted when
the post cleaners returned his khaki
suit plus an officer's cap.
MAIL CALL: Our mail room or-
derly, Pvt. Miezin, noticed the fol-
lowing items: Pfc. Worthington;
Pvt. Ostweld, and Pvt. Yannone re-
ceive, on an average, the most let-
ters. Pvt. Flowers gets the most
packages. Pvt. Justice receives the
.least mail which goes to prove that
there ain't no justice.
Bob Gondring would honor our. de-
sire for a little of the fruit his Cali-
fornia uncle sends him. We
would like to know if Pvt. Hershoff's
latest continuous grinning is due to
his having a brand new niece and
nephew ?
Tair comrplaiied to the P. T. instruc-
tor about his inability to do exercise
because of very sole muscles. The in-
structor massaged Tarr's legs and
then made him perform a certain odd
type of body bending motion. This
so limbered up George, he did the
entire P. T. calisthenics, was first in
a race, and wound up by playing 20
minutes of basketball.
We end this weeK s article by quot-
ing a new papa, Cpl. Milling: "So
long men. have to rush home be-
cause Ive got a lot of washing to


Our congratulations are extended
to Lt. John R. Philpot on his receiv-
ing a silver bar in exchange for his
gold one. Lt. Philpot is earnestly
searching for cigars to pass out but
has not been successful so far.
The main topic of conversation
nowadays is a farm furlough. Many
of the-"city slickers" are vainly wish-
ing that their fathers should have
been farmers and are sweating out
their victory gardens.
This correspondent nearly got
hanged and then decapitated due to
an article in our column. No less
than thirty-three WACs asked us if
THEY were the blind date mentioned
last week.
BANTER: Pvt. A. J. Carasea ha.
been writing to a Temptress of the
screen but to no avail .... .What Cp,
was seen being dragged around th,
main drag the other Sunday a. m. by
no less than a 15-year-old in pig-
tails. (0. K., I won't tell.)
Cpl. J. Conway and Pvt. 0. Boyd
are expecting the stork to hit their
homes about thedfirst part of Decem-
ber. (Christmas packages in dia-
Pvt. John Bishop informs us that
he is a confirmed bachelor but we
would like to. know what those three
Pin-up gals are doing in his foot
ward Ace is our man of the week.
Eddie was born on August 5, 1921, in
the little hamlet of Pen-Argyl, Pa.
He was in the employee of the larg-
est slate company in Pennsylvania.
He worked for them for about eight
years before coming into the army.
Sgt. Ace attended Dog School at Ft.
Royal, Va., and is now Trainer of the
Dogs. He has a way with dogs and
really and truly has a spot for them
in his heart and knows them all by
name. He worries about them like
a mother hen over her chicks. Ace's
heart throb is somewhere in Wind-
gap, Pa., and writes an average of
eight sugar reports a week. All in
all, Eddie is a well-liked sergeant
that takes his job as a serious task
and does well at it.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta.

Brown Bombers

On Thursday, the 14th, the Rec
Hall was strictly the center of en-
tertainment. Cpl. William Gorham,
who is just back from his furlough,
was the talk of the evening trying to
teach the boys the new dance he
learned while in New York. Harlem
sho' ain't- what it use to be, is it
.: As this is being written, the Rec
Hall is being turned into a part-time
gym for indoor basketball games
this season. The players are really
getting prepared for a successful
year. Speaking of games, the box,
ing ring is being rigged up for night
boxing matches.
Wonder why: Pvt. James Marsh-
mond says his home is in Botavia?
.. Pvt. Edgar Corbitt always barks
when he sees a girl? .Pvt. James
H. Moore is always addressing his
correspondence to Panama City? .
Our Johnnie Jones trys to shape his
mustache to look like pigeon wings?
Since the weather has changed,
most of the boys are really doing a
lot of dancing. Some of them say
they are doing this to keep warm.
Speaking of fun, Wednesday, the
13th, brought luck to some of the
members when they were invited to
a chittlin' supper at the colored U.
S. O. Club. You should have seen
Pvt. James R. Mitchell go for those
chittlings. His girl friend was some
angry when 'he finished. ChittlTngs
are O. K. according to yours truly.
-Cpl. Arthur E. Williams.

October 23, 1943


Page 7



(The following letter was re-
ceived from Mr. and Mrs. Walker
Ji Gwal tejt several dys after
t-he ceremony hdld at Tyndall
"The impressive military cere-
mony held Wednesday afternoon at
Tyndall Field in memory of our
dear son and brother, Randall R.
Gwaltney, will always hold a
sacred place in our hearts and
Both for the young gunner who
gave his life for our common
cause and for ourselves, we wish
to take this opportunity of ex-
pressing our sincere appreciation
to the Commanding Officer and
personnel of Tyndall Field for
their part in the service.
Our gratitude is too deep for
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Gwaltney
Mr. and Mrs. M. Dean
Mrs. H. Thurman and family
Mr. and Mrs. H. Murray
Pvt. Ward Gwaltney
Mrs. Marvin Hay"

(Capt. E.G. Finnerty, popular
Tyndall Chaplain who left for
overseas duty recently, V-Mails
back to Lt. Col. F.M. Hyndman,
post executive officer.)
"Dear Colonel Hyndman,
I should have reported our
program,in North Africa to you
long ago but the Army has chased
me around so much of the country
that I am just getting to it.
Maybe someday I'll get a perman-
ent berth but I doubt -.have had
four A.P.O. f's and three sta-
tions already maybe they don' t
have anything but DS over here.
By way of compensation I have
seen about 2000 miles of this
country it is good for only
one thing wheat. I enjoyed 2
months with a group of Forts and
then they needed a filler-inner
down here and so I packed again.
Had a letter from the "Little
Round Man" from somewhere in
Egypt. Capt. Dickman (weather)'i
is with the Forts and Jacob' (Sub-
Depot) has gone to Sicily. They
tell me Tyndall Field is growing-
it's a good thing you did not
build another house.
They still didn't get me to
school maybe they will hold
that threat over me when the war
is over. Give my regards to
everyone especially "Papa" Silva.
I'll be in for the cigar someday.
E.G. Finnerty"

(What follows is an excerpt
from a mother's letter to her son,
Pfc. Earl Thompson, an ammunition
worker in the Ordnance Detachment
at Tyndall Field.)

"... We went to see a good show
last night and I came home feel-
ing so proud of you, son. As I
saw the machine guns firing those
bullets, I thought who knows,
perhaps those shells were from the
belts that Earl made to make that
pinner hit his target.
So you see my dear, you are do-

MRS ... I

ing a good job even if you don't
particularly like your work. You
and man,: thousands like you are
making it possible for our gun-
ners to do a good job and are
helping to win this war.
Even if you are just a Pfc.,
we know and God knows that you
are doing your duty."

(A V-Mail from a former T/F
GI to Sgt. H.J. Patton, Mess tl.)
"Somewhere in Australia
Dear Pat just a line to say
hello and to let you know that
I'm thinking of you. Would have
written sooner, but honest I
haven't had time. Have you been
home lately? The next time you
write your mother, give her my
love and tell her that I think
of her often.. Pat is Mullins
still there. If so, tell him to
write me. Also, give Johnny Col-
leran my best regards. Pat the
next time you hear someone say
something about the chow, or com-
plain about the way Tyndall Field.
is run, kick him good and hard in
the seat, and tell him it's for a
friend of yours down in Australia.

Engineers Build

New 'Burma Road'

Through India
By Camp Newspaper Service
American Army engineers in
India are building a rocky road
to Tokyo which someday may
lead right up to the Mikado's
front door.
Right now the Yanks on this
project are 3,000 miles away from
Hirohito's house, but already they
have chopped, their way through
mountains an jungles from the
Indian frontier far into Japanese-
held territory, in Burma, building
a roadway along which Allieu
armies can roll.
Assisting the engineers in con-
structing "The Tokyo Road" are
Indian and Chinese workers and
Chinese soldiers led and trained
by American officers, who are
pushing the Japs back into the
jungles as the building progresses.
Immediate purpose of this new
Burma road is to supply attacking
forces in the fight on the Japs. Its
second objective is a meeting with
the old Burma Road, now held by
the Japs, so that supplies may
reach the Chinese by land as well
as by air.
The trail goes through the heart
of the head-hunting Naga tribal
country and winds into the lost
reaches of the Burmese wilder-
ness. The farther the road reaches
into Japanese territory the greater
becomes the prospect that the en-
gineering force will meet Japa-
nese patrols. For this reason, a
large force of Chinese soldiers,
led by American Brig. Gen. Hay-
den Boatner of New Orleans, is
operating far in advance of the
Gen. Boatner's Chinese troops
have had repeated skirmishes
with enemy patrols but have suc-
ceeded in keeping the Japs so far
away from the road that none of
the engineers have ever seen any
of them.
In this way the "Tokyo Road"
is growing-through swamp and
morass, over hills and through
valleys inching along into


Cpl. Nick Orange of the Medics was named the most valuable
player of the season in the inter-squadron baseball loop, as
a result of balloting conducted this week.
Nick, who alternated between the pitcher's mound and left
field for both the Medics' and Post baseball teams, was sel-
ected over Sgt. Les Tarr of the Medics in a close vote. Tarr,
strangely enough, also alternated between the pitcher's box
and an outfield position for both teams -- and was considered
one of the Tornadoes' leading hustlers.
Orange hails from Jeannette, Pa., and although he joined the
Tornadoes late in the season, proved himself a valuable man
both afield and at the plate. ,Needless to say, his performance
in the inter-squadron games were also top-notch.
The Special Service Office will award Orange a handsome
trophy in the near future, symbolizing the honor bestowed
upon him.

Sports Slants
By Camp Newspaper Service
If the St. Louis Browns win
the American League pennant
next year they will do so on the
strength of their 4F infield. First
Baseman George McQuinn, Sec-
ond Baseman Don Gutteridge
Third Baseman Ellis Clary and
Shortstop Vern Stephens all have
been turned down by the Army
because of physical defects.

The Great Lakes Naval Train-
ing Station has the biggest and
toughest football schedule in the
country this fall. The Blue jack-
ets, who already have played Ft.
Riley, Purdue, Iowa, Pitt and
Ohio State now have games
scheduled with Northwestern,
Marquette, Western Michigan,
Camp Grant, Indiana and Notre
Pvt. Al Lien, star southpaw
pitcher of the San Francisco
Seals, will hurl for McClellan
.Field, Cal. next year. Lien, who
won 14 games for the Seals last
summer, signed a "duration and
six" contract with Uncle Sam
Sept. 28.
Hi Bithorn, an 18-game winner
for the Chicago Cubs this past
season, has been reclassified 1A
by his home town draft board at
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Clyde
McCullough, Cub catcher, who
was turned down by the Army
earlier this year, will undergo a
new physical Dec. 14 in Chicago.

Bob Paffrath, former Minnesota
back, was supposed to be civilian
backfield coach of the Ft. Douglas
(Utah) grid team this fall. But
the day before Ft. Douglas played
the Salt Lake City Air Base he
was inducted into the Army. The

The inter-sqladron touch foot-
ball league will get under way
next Tuesday with the following
teams scheduled to open hostili-
ties: Medics vs. White Flashes
at Medics' field; QM vs. Gunner-
makers at P.T. Area #2; Ordnance
vs. Alt. Training Unit at Post
Athletic Field. The 69th drew a
bye for the opener.

Won Lost

932nd Guard Sq.

9 0
5 3
5 4
3 5
2 7
0 8

next day Paffrath played in the
Ft. Douglas backfield.

Back again in the service is
S/Sgt. Earl Cady who won the
featherweight title of the Ameri-
can Expeditionary Force in
France the same night a marine
named Gene Tunney took the
light-heavyweight title. Cady is
stationed at Ft. Bragg, N. C.

Sid Gordon of the New York
Giants hhs been inducted into the
Coast Guard.
Bob Orlando, star guard and
placekick specialist at Colgate
last year, won't play football at
Camp Grant, Ill. Inducted into
the Army and assigned to Camp
Grant last month, Orlando said
he had decided to give up foot-
ball because his parents objected.

re -- -TH TYD --R---E


Pirr 8

October 23. 1943 'Pame 4





Exciting Judo Exhibit
Climaxes Nine Well
Fought Contests

Close to 1000 fight-hungry fans j amned the bleachers at the
Post Athletic Area last Monday night to witness a thrilling
9-bout boxing card which was capped by an equally breath-taking
judo scrap between two experts, Pvts. Wong Tsong and Charlie
Despite the fact that two of the bouts were won by the T.K.O.


route, the remaining seven were
contests; In the first tussle
southpawed Roscoe Mitchell fought
his way through to a clean-cut
decision over taller Tom Jewell
of the Receiving Pool. Mitchell,
who was six pounds lighter, scored
the first of the four wins by
Squadron C ringmen.,
Nick Tsiropoulas of "C" at 132
tangled with Joe Ippolito, 135,
of the 344th, and kept the ad-i
vantage during the entire three
rounds to take the decision in.
the evening's second bout.
In the third contest the fans;
witnessed the closest match of
the evening as Hector Sapien,
another "C" man, traded sharp
'blows with Rocco DeSimone both
men old hands in the squared
circle. DeSimone finally energedl
the victor, however there was a.
question raised as to a low blow
which weakened Sapien in the)
first round. Plans are being
made to rematch these two war-
'riors if Sapiens bests Ippolito,
his opponent in Monday's bout.
The two T.LO. winners, Dale
Heershe of the Receiving Pool,
and John Heinlein of Squadron C,
:are also scheduled to meet in one
"of the nine bouts Monday night.
Allie Palmer, left hook artist,
and Bill Abraham, whose contest
:ended in a draw last week, are
to be rematched Monday night.
Other results of last Monday
night's matches:
Denver Foreman (Sq. C) 147 Ibs,
vs. Ernest Leeson (69th) 150 lbs.
Foreman by decision.
Joe Corsi (Sq. C) 150 lbs. vs.
John Heinlein (Rec. Pool) 147
lbs. Heinlein by decision.
Agustin Arroyo (Sq. C) 163 lbs.
.vs. Dale Heersche (Rec. Pool)
167 Ibs. Heersche by T.K.O.
Al Ragusa (Sq. C) 175 lbs. vs.
Frank Bubblitz (344th) 170 lbs.
IRagusa by T.K.O.
Pat Leiden (Sq. C) 140 lbs. vs.
Walter Rodgers (Sq. C) 138 lbs.
Climaxing the hectic nine bouts

evenly matched, fiercely fought
of the evening, short, stocky,

was an exhibition of judo that
has seldom been seen in this
section of the country. Wong
Tsong matched his native Chinese
talent against the Western wiles
of Charlie Shirley and put on a
judo show that had the fans howl-
liig fbr more. These two expon-
ents of finesseda ju jitsu are
expected to meet again in the
near future.
Judges for the bouts, staged
under the supervision of the Thy-
sical Training.and Special Ser-i
vice Offices, were Lts. JonathaP'I
Gueder, Stan Drongowski and Joe:
al.son, while lst/Sgts. -Wiiam
Newsom and Al Barbier capably
.handled the refereeing assign-!
wments. Coaching the GI pugilists'
was Sgt. Mel Altis, who also did
the announcing. The official
timekeeper was Cpl. Conti of the
PT staff.
Below are the bouts scheduled
for Monday night' s card:

u rphy
Cas tleman

Hearsche (Pool Sq.)
Okert (Sq. D)
Abraham (Pool Sq. '
Blankenship (Ord.'
DeSimonO (344th)
Puleo (Ord.)
Gordon (Sq. C)
Bennett (Pool Sq.
Ippolito (344th)

'NT0dla-iniid studded buckle oil
belt is at stake when Tyndall'si
amateur boxers step into the ring,;
but the boys can be counted on!
to give their all -- just as if,
a crown were hanging in the bal-
However, as a token reward for
their efforts, all winners re-
ceive a book of theater tickets
good at any U.S. Army post or
camp theater. The ducats are be-
ing furnished by the Special Ser-
vice Office, who jointly with the.
j.T. Office, are sponsoring the
boxing shows.

Soldier, you've got a date:




SGT. ROCCO DeSIMONE, pudgy boxer of the 344PF, who took a
fiercely fought three round decision from Hector Saplen -last
.Monday night on the weekly boxing card staged at the Post
Athletic Field.
The 25-year-old Brooklyn pugilist is married, and confides
that he expects to be a father sometime next Spring. A long-
shoreman and butcher in civilian life, DeSimone keeps busy here
at Tyndall handling themeat situation In Mess Hall #1.
The stocky fighter began his ring career In 1936 in the
FlatbuSh Boys Club and participated in nine bouts there and
In Starck's Arena, Coney Island. Fighting in the 135 11.
class, he won all nine bouts by decisions.
In his fight with Sapien last Monday, Rocco met one of Tyn-
dall's toughest little scrappers. The tussle was nip and
tuck all the way, despite the fact that Sapien claimed a low
blow in the first round. Upon being queried about the low
punch, Rocco replied, 'My hand was low and he (Sapien) Jumped
right into it. I'll be glad to give him a return bout anytime
he wants one."

Ask Me Another -- CNS SPORTS QUIZ
Some sporting figures, like Johnny Vander Meer, iho once pi'tchiA
two consecutive no-hit games, seem predestined to accomplish the
unaccomplishadle. Such were the men who hold the records listed
below. What were their names?
1) In modern baseball, six pitchers haxe won 00or more- games.
Who won the most? (a) Walter Johnson. (b) Cy Young. (c) Joe
B. Broun. (d) Christy Mathewson.
2) Who holds the Olympic record fbr the 100-meter dash?
(a) Charlie Paddock. (b) Jesse Owens. (c).Brne Losbardi.
(d) Eddie folan.
b) iuly orie moern fighter has held three world titles simultan-
eously. Who is he?
(a) Gene f!nney. (b) Benry Airstrong. (c) Beau Jack. (d) tany
4)} Four big league ball players have hit four home runs in one
game. Who was the last to pull this stunt?
(a) Chuck Klein. (b) Lou Gehrig. (c) Babe Ruth. (d) Connie Mack.
5) Only one race horse has succeeded in winni-i the top four races.
for three-year-old thoroughbreds. What was his name?
(a) Whirlaway. (b) Man O'Var. (c) Sir Barton. (d) The Black

1) Denton Tecumseh (Cy) Young,
pitching for Boston, St. Louis
and the Cleveland Indians, won
511 major league games in 22
years. Walter Johnson was sec-
ond with 414, all won for Wash-
2) Eddie Tolan ran 100,meters
in 10.3 in 1932 at Los Angeles,
top mark for Olympic competition.
3) Hammering Henry Armstrong
once held the featherweight, light-
weight and welterweight crowns

all at once.
4) Chuck Klein, of the Phila-
delphia Phillies, was the last
man to hit four home runs in a
single game, Others to accomplish
this Teat were Lou Gi rig, Bobby
Lowe and Ed Delahanty.
5) In 1919, Sir Bartonwon
the Kentucky Derby, the Preak-
ness, the Withers Mile and he
Belmont Stakes. No other horse
has ever duplicated this fegt.

October 23. 1943

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(Continued from Page 2)
square feet her death would
provide. Thus did the Nazis
annex their "lebensraum" (liv-
ing room).
Now, the march of the bar-
barians has been stopped and
like his antecedent Attila,
the master aryan sees the great
walls of his "lebensraum" slow-
ly closing in on him. For the
people are a Samson straining
at the colunns in the temple
of the Philistines, and the
cruel knuckles of the tyrant
are beginning to show white..
as history gives another turn
to the people's vise.

Whit. Flashes

Last week the volleyball team had
a good workout. The 907 QM really
pinned our ears back with two
straight victories. It seemed as
though the boys couldn't straighten
themselves out. Those participating
in last Friday's games were: S/Sgt:
Lamm, S/Sgt. Holt, S/Sgt. Meyers
(Clayton), T/Sgt. Morrison, Pfc. Cur-
tis, Sgt. Parker (Willie), S/Sgt.
Raab (in charge of the cheering sec-
tion), Pvt. Brown, and our lst/Sgt.
Pollard (Dennis). There are two bat-
tles scheduled for next week and the
story is going to be two wins.
Barracks No. 1 had a blessed event
last Friday. The barracks was pre-
sented with six pups of assorted col-
ors. They are being taken good care
of by Pfc. Flynn. Flynn has that
motherly way. about him. The pups
-are looking up to him already.
The ambulance in front of Bar-
racks 1 was for our buddy, Pvt. Bil-
ly S. King. It seems that Bill had a
slight attack of appendicitis. Hurry
and get well, Bill, we're all rooting
for you.
In the near future we are going to
lose three men to the Corps of Ca-
dets. S/Sgt. Holt will probably be
the first to go. Shortly after T/Sgt-.
Morrison and S/Sgt. Clayton Meyers
will follow. It is early to say
good-bye, fellows, but we want to
Wish you all the luck in the world!
Well, fellows, there is a little item'
called bonds for which I have the
pleasure of being the squadron's rep-
resentative. Any time that I can
help any of you out by putting gour
name on the dotted line just let me
know. It will be a pleasure. Buy a
little security with a few bonds.
-Cpl. F. J. Johnson.

The 26th Altitude Training Group
volleyballers won their 17th str-
aight match last night when they
defeated the 69th sextet, 21-18,
The Altitude men have yet to
taste defeat in inter-squadron
competition, andbid fair to clese.
the season on Tuesday with a per-
fect record. Their opponent on
Tuesday will be the 446th squad.

Don't Forget:

Saturday Nite

Oct. 30th



8:30 P.M.
Lynn Haven Country Club


/.K f'^

Millard P. George of the
Engine Installation Depart-
ment of the 86th Sub-Depot is
shown receiving a bond from
Edwin L. Goodhue., member of
the executive board of the
Welfare Association. Mr.
George was the lucky winner
for perfect attendance during
the month of September.

Guardians Puzzled
What native of Tampa, Fla.,
president of the One-A-Month Club,
recently returned from a three-
day pass so overloaded with cigars
that he resembled a walking cigar
Just who the cigars are for has
everyone in the squadron puzzled.
Does he expect to "cigar" his way
back to a position in the supply
room, or is he planning to smooth
his path to semi-monthly 3-day
passes with stogies?
Ihe Yanks"

DRAW LOTS -- By Pfc. Gawdhelpus
Your old uncle has been limping
around lately, due to a sharp
attack of arthritis on Monday
night, but his ears have been
flapping like a Cocker Spaniel's
and a rare assortment of infor-
mation has been received.
stairs is frowned on, even at the
liberal-minded Dixie Sherman, but
holes in the toes of your stock-
ings---tsk! tsk! My dear C.
TO McGEE: We miss your bright
eyes and sweet smile, daughter,
but congrats on your parole.
It was predestined in the stars
that F. Riker would meet a large
blonde hunk of man, and sure as
shooting' stars, he showed. Swami
Moesely office hours 6 to 8.
In spite of starched uniforms,
polished shoes, and the willing-
ness to spend nickel after nickel
till a dime is shot, the Tyndall
wolves get nowhere with T Model
Corporal Hessee. She claims that
she starts knocking off bunk fat-
igue at 7:30 each night.
We heard about Pfc. Weimer (Bull
of the Woods Weimer up in Winona)
and about his civilian occupation.
He and his dad had a shop for
turning axe handles and are mem-
bers of the Axe Handle and Squegee
Makers of America, Local 54.
The W. Trainer personnel had a
poll in a round table meeting at
the Rec Hall a few nights ago and
picked an all Tyndall Clipper
Crew. The line up is: Shultz as
retriever at window, Zizzi as
dunker and scrubber, Hayes as
stacker and loader, Janicello as
carrier, McAdams as carrier and
silverware Technician, Burns as
utility and replacement.
There is our choice, men, and
they are all in good shape.due to
constant practice. They stand
ready to meet all comers, Marquis
of Queensbury rules or Rough and
That Traveling Man from Brook-
lyn, Pvt. Ligori, did my old heart
good awhile back, and introduced
me to T/5 Belle Work, and I can
report she is as nice a mess of
confetti as I have seen since the
battle of San Juan Hill.


The following policy governing
the granting of furloughs and
passes between Nov. 25 and Jan.
11 has been ordered by the War
From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 fur-
loughs may be granted as usual.
From Dec. 11 to Jan. 11, in-
clusive, furloughs of 14 days may
be authorized provided not more
than 10 per cent of the strength
is on furlough at one time. No
furlough will permit enlisted men
to-commence travel from either
their station or home on Dec. 24
or 25.
One-day passes only may be
granted enlisted men for Thanks-
giving Day, and as for Christmas
and New Year's not more than 10
per cent of the strength may be
qn pass at one time.
Enlisted men's passes for
Q ristmas Day will be so issued
as to require travel not later
than Dec. 24 and return to sta-
tion not earlier than Dec. 25 and
not later than Dec. 25.
Passes granted for New Year' s
Day will require travel not later
than Dec. 31 and to return not
earlier than Jan. 1 nor later
than Jan. 2.
For the period Dec. 11 to Jan.
11, inclusive, three-day passes
granted to enlisted men will not
be granted over week-ends to ex-
ceed 10 per cent of station
strength, nor will they be con-
solidated with passes authorized
for Thanksgiving, Christmas or
New Year's Day.


Saturday, 'TOP MAN,' Donald
O'Connor, Sussanna Foster.
Sunday, 'CORVETTE K-225, Noah
Beery, Jr., Randolph" Scott.
Tuesday, 'HI YA, SAILOR,' Donalo
Woods, Elyse Knox. 'TEXAS KID,'
Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton.
Wed., Thur., 'GIRL CRAZY,' Mickey
Rooney, Judy Garl and.
Friday, 'TORNADO, Chester Mor-
ris, Nancy Kelly.

James Cagney, Marjorie Main.
Tues. thru Fri., 'BEST FOOT FOR-
WARD, Lucille Ball, Harry James.
Late Show Wed., 'HI BUDDY, Dick
Foran, Harriet Hilliard.
Saturday, 'Santa Fe Scout,' The
3 Mesquiteers.
Late Show Sat., 'SO THIS IS WASH-
INGTON, Lum and Abner.

ROOKIE,' Wallace Brown.
Tuesday, 'MYSTERIOUS ER.,' Charles
FACES DEATHH' Basil Rathbone.
Fri., Sat., 'DEAD MAN'S GULCH,'
Dbn Red Barry.

In case of fire
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Soda-Acid Fire Extinguisher

It contains a water solution of sodium bicarbonate
and 4 oz. of sulphuric acid. In case of fire IN-
VERT it. The acid mixes with the sodium bicarbon-
ate solution to form carbon dioxide gas which forces
out the contents.

Use on Wood Paper, Textile
and Rubbish Fires



1. In crossing the Internation-
al Date Line going from east to
west, do you gain a day or lose
a day?

2. Does the ordinary bath sponge
originate in the animal, vege-
table or mineral kingdom?

3. What state produces more
apples than any other?

4. If every noi'mal adult had
his full compliment of teeth,
give within two the number of
teeth he would have.

5. Can rainbows be caused by
moonlight as well as sunlight?

6. Is ebony always black?

7. Is it the consensus of most
automobile experts that cars run

Wabbits are a funny wace,
The way they act is a disgwace,
You'd be surpwized if you but
The awful things that wabbits
And often, too!

'Tell me,' gushed the inquis-
itive old lady to Qpl. 'Yardbird'
Johnson, after admiring a few
pieces of his 'Kaintuckee' art,
'don't you ever do anything in
the nude?'
'Well cuddles,' was the great
man's .exasperated rejoinder,
'Occasionally, I do take a shower. '

He sipped the nectar from her
As beneath the moon they sat,
And he wondered if any other man
Had ever drunk.from a 'mug' like
Never run after a street car
or a woman. There will be an-
other along in a few minutes.
There are not so many after
midnight, but they go faster.

recently gained ground should be
avoided. Remember-booby traps are
the cause of many casualties!

better at night or in the day?

8. The first actor to win the
Academy Award received it for his
work in "The Way of All Flesh.
Who was the actor?

9. From whom did Joe Louis win
his heavyweight title?

t0. Which is older, the American
League or the National League?

1. Lose a day. -
2. Animal.
3. Washington.
4. 32.
5. Yes.
6. No.
7. At night (due to atmospheric
8. Enil Jannings.
9. Braddock.
10. The National League.

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Squadron A

Billings, Montana, is the home
town of this -21-year-old student
gunner...Enlisted in the AAF im-
mediately after being graduated
from high school June, 1940...
Prior to that he had three years
of service with the Montana Na-
tional Guard...Played football
in high school names it as
his favorite spbrt.
Has spent the last eleven months
as an A/C trying to win pilot's
wings...Flight surgeon disquali-
fied him after completing basic

Squadron C
Enlisted in AAF Sept. ii, 1942,
at Des Moines, Iowa for glider
pilot training...Was sent to AAF
navigator's school at Hando, Tex..
then to glider pilot pool at Ok-
mulgee, Okla., for one month...
Finally shipped to Sheppard Field
for reclassification and then to
Lowry for armament schooling.
Hails from Waterloo.,Iowa. is
28 years old and is married...
Graduated from local high school
...Played sand lot baseball and
industrial league hockey...Was
employed by a meat packing com-


Class 43-42 (Squadron E)
Gunner df the Week for the Oct.
i-8 period, Theriot concludes
training here as top gunner of
his class...Is 26 years old and
comes from St. Martinville, La...
Played basketball for his high
school court squad.
Prior to enlistment he was em-
ployed by the Gulf State Utility
Co. in Lake Charles., La., as a
meter inspector.
Is a graduate of Lowry's arm-
ament school and arrived here
via Eglin.

Squadron D

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah,
23 years ago...Played four years
of football for West High School
varsity...Prior to enlistment in
the AAF in July of 1940, he serv-
ed 2j years with a field artillery
In addition to football career
at high school, he was a member
of the Moffett Field., Cal., grid-
iron squad Lor several seasons...
His hobby is collecting division
and regimental insignias.

Squadron B
Is a native of nearby Marianna,
Fla...Enlisted Oct. 21, 1942, at
Fort Barrancas, Fla...Sent to
Keesler Field upon acceptance
for cadet training...Completed
pre-flight at Maxwell and went
to Lafayette Aeronautical School
for primary...Eliminated in pri-
mary and shipped to Lowry for
armament course and then to Tyn-
dall for aerial gunnery.
Upon graduation from local high
school he went into stock farm-
ing...Plans to go back to stock
farming when war is over...Says
hunting is his favorite hobby.
Class 43-45 (Squadron E)
Called to active duty as an
aviation cadet in February, 1943
...Is a native of New York, N.Y.
...Graduated from Harvard's Law
School, also studied law at Co-
lumbia...Admitted to the bar in
Sept., 1942, and was engaged in
practise at time of enlistment.
Assigned to Maxwell Field for
primary, where he was chosen
Cadet Corps Commander...Elimin-
ated during pre-flight training
and is now headed for bombardier
Is 25 years oldand names foot-
ball as his favorite sport.


Gunners of the Week





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