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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Copy Prepared Under Supervision
Of Public Relations Officer.
Col. Leland S. Stranetban
Special Service Officer:
Capt.. Owen O, Freeman
Public Relations Officer:
Lt. William B. Pratt
Photographic Officer:
Capt. J.A. Dickerman
Editorial Staff:
S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
Saut Samibf, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
Cp1. 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. SCstle,
Sgt. D. Levinson, Cpl. L. Shaw,
S/Sgt. 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., 205 E.
42nd St., NTC. Credited material
say not be republished without
prior permission from CIS..


It was a black day for the
Army, the 20th day of July
1942, for it marked the acti-
vation of the first unit of
the Womens Army Auxiliary
Corps. The men were openly
skeptical, there was a general
three inch decline in military
noses and several first ser-
geants were overheard in their
sleep muttering something a-
bout women having no place
in the Army. What was the
Army caning to?
Today, in the many-thousands
of highly trained, efficient
performing members of the WAC--
we have our answer. For on
September 1, 1943 when the
WAAC dropped the word Auxiliary
from its name and became a
regular component of the U.S.
Army, it was clear evidence
that the laborer had proved
himself worthy of his hire.
Into the jobs formerly held
by men, they stepped, creating-
a new reservoir of man-power
for the armed forces to tap.
Ambitious, patriotic and eager
to serve, they took to the
military life ih the manner of
veterans. Certain few re-
treated in the face of Army
routine and discipline, but for
the greater part the Corps
went on....there was work to
be done.
Work to be done behind desks,
ship's radios to be repaired
on the line..instructors need-
ed for the Waller Training
Schools...WAC's for North
Africa..Ehgland and Australia
(Continued on Page lu/


We Americans talk about a Bill of Rights. We be-
lieve that we have been given by our Creator rights
that no one can take away from us. That's why we
believe in the dignity of the individual. The en-
dowment that a man has when he's- born into the world
is greater than money or wealth. It consists of
rights that are inalienable. A tyrant or a dictator
can by use of force attempt to frustrate us in the
use of those rights. That's what the enemy is bent
on doing. It's conceivable that, if we were cowardly
or sleeDing, we could be defeated and the use of
those rights dewrenched from us. Mind you, even if
the oppressed and invaded peoples of the world walk
with chains that restrict and constrain those rights,
still they have the rights. They are inalienable.
But with every right there is an obligation. If
you have a bill of rights, there is also a bill of
debts. Chief among these is our duty to help the
onDressed and downtrodden. How ironic it is if we
who have the use of these rights shirk the corres-
ponding obligations. Across the face of the earth
men today are "yielding their flesh to Dain, that
pain may cease. For Freedom's sake they are no
longer free." Their's is a flaming charity.
This week the soldiers of Tyndall Field have the
opportunity to exercise that Queenly virtue. The
camoatgn to help the needy is one which we should
stand behind. Certainly no one who claims to have
charity in their heart can begrudge the call oh his
nurse that charity makes. We have the example of men
supremely charitable to enable us to make a sacri-
fice. It's little enough that we're asked to do for
charity. Wethe ChaDlains,apDeal to the men of good
will to back the campaign for the Community Chest
and War Fund. It is well to remember the truth that
Christ enunciated and that life bears out, "that in
'the same measure in which you measure, so will it be
measured to you."

Morhing Report

MOROCCO (// 7//E //V/A/TLZ
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Interviews and Photos

Pa.; X-Ray Dept.: "I'm starting
housekeeping and I sure would
tike a coffee percolator. I
don't think anyone enjoys coffee
as much as I do."

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Mass.; Laboratory Technician:
"Film for my camera. Now that I
am a father, I'd like to take
plenty of pictures of my baby. "

Pla.; Sgt. Major at Hospital
"A spare tire for my car. Right
now I'm running on three, and if
I get it, a big load would be
taken off my mind, plus keeping
the girls happy."

Minn.; Surgical Dept.: "I would
like some of my mother's home
cooking- because no matter where
a guy goes there still is n,
place like home."

burg, Pa.; Hospital Transporta-
tion: "My wish is for a travel-
ing bag, because I do quite a
bit of traveling in the Army."

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October 30, 1943



GIs Must Present Pass
Or Ticket to Enter
Mess Halls
Effective Monday, November
1, Tyndall Field GIs will be
required to show passes or
present tickets for punching
upon entering Consolidated
Wess Halls at meal time.
The new mess procedure is a
direct result of the stringent
rationing program which the
War Department' recently set
up for Army mess halls. In a
general statement on the new
system, Capt. A.L. Casey, post
mess officer, said, "We are
adopting this plan in order to
insure, as much as possible,
that the food we are allowed
will be equitably distributed
to the men for whom it is in-
tended. This system of con-
trol is not new and many fields
have found a successful solu-
tion to their food problem
through its use. We hope that
it will serve that purpose
Under the new plan, enlisted
men in organizations assigned
to mess in consolidated mess
halls will each be issued a
pass which will be presented
and stamped at each meal. The
responsibility for the proper
control of these passes will
rest with the individual or-
Men on separate rations will
be required to purchase a meal
ticket good for thirty meals
priced at 25 cents per meal.
These tickets will be pur-
chased at the Post Mess Office.
Any credit for meals remaining
(Continued on Page 10)


Tyndall's student gunners will be honored with a nation-wide
salute over NBC's coastto-coast network tonight at 9:30 P.M.,
C.W.T. The program, "I Sustain Wings," which will pay tribute
to T/F's gunners, is the weekly feature of the AAF Eastern
Technical Training Command radio production unit at Yale
The half-hour air show stars Capt. Glenn Miller (above) and
the TTC Band; Cpl. Broderick Crawford, Cpl. Tony Martin and
special guests.
The program may be heard locally over WSB Atlanta (750kc),
WFIA Tampa (970kc), WCOA Pensacola (1370kc).


Another Tyndall Field grad-
uate has gained glory for him-
self in combat.
He is T/Sgt. John T. Potter,
20, who was graduated on July
14, 1942, and who has received
the Distinguished Flying Cross
the Purple Heart and the Air
Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clus-
Sergeant Potter is a turret
gunner on the Flying Fortress
"Grim Reaper," stationed in
the Mediterranean area.
He received the Distinguish-
ed Flying Cross from Major
General James H. Doolittle in
person. Sergeant Potter and
other members of his Fortress
Crew received awards following
a miss ion over Bologna.
Overseas since January, the
Tyndall graduate received the
Purple Heart following a raid
against Messina, Sicily, in
which he was wounded in the
arm by a 20 mm. cannon shell
but stuck to his gun and
brought down an enemy plane.


Taken while the class in
Blindfold Phase Check was in
session, our front cover this
week centers about Pfc. Harold
D. LeFebvre of Squadron D,
looking for all the world like
a player in a game of blind
man's buff.
Without removing the blind-
fold from his eyes, it is Le-
Febvres' job to dismantle that
Cal. 50 machine gun, whose Oil
Buffer Group he is holding,
and assemble it again within a
given time.
A native of Lenox, Mass.,
student gunner LeFebvre likes
his guns and can't wait to get
across for that crack at the
Germans or Japs. Like his
fellow students, he is ap-
preciative of the instruction
he is receiving, for he knows
that someday it will enable
him to draw a more deadly bead
on an enemy plane whenever
it appears within his sights.
The picture was taken by
Sgt. Dan Levinson

12:45 P.M. Musical Recording
Hour at Post Theater. W/O Miss-
al commentator.
12: 30 P.M. Squadron A&R Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athletic
7:00 P.M. Weekly ]xing Matches
at Post Athletic Pield.
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
8:00 P.M. Weekly Dance at USO.
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'
Fbotball games.
7:00 P.M. Weekly Variety Show
at Receiving Pool.
7:00 P.M. Boxing at the Colored
Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M. Radio broadcast over
WILP. 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 Receivins
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. mtvies at Receiving
f:Oo 1:15 P.M. MondIa tfiru
Saturday 'March to Victor,
Broadcast over WILP.

THE TYDALL T-r-Page. 3

MAJOR GENERAL THOMAS J. HANLEY, commanding general of the
Eastern Flying Training Command arrived at Tyndall Wednesday
for a two day inspection of the field.
The visit by General Hanley was his second here since taking
command of the then AAFSETC early in July, 1943.

Something new has been acoed to the Target and you'll find it
in this issue on page 10. This new addition, a very shapely lass,
is the product of artist Pvt. Jimmy Stevenson, newcomer to the Spe6ial
Service staff.
Jimmy has prepared quite a number of drawings of the lovely Miss.
__ ? in various poses and various stages of undress.
The only problem racing the Target staff is in deciding upona
suitable name for the new T/F favorite.
All GIs are urged to send in their suggestions for a name for our
glamour gal -- the contest will run for two weeks beginning today.
Two books of theater tickets will be awarded by the Special Service
Office to the GI whose suggestion is finally adopted. The Target
staff and its supervising orricers will be tne judges.


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Field Marshall Gen. Albert
Kessefring, Vazi commander in
southern Italy, has been re-
lieved of his command-there and
will probably make a personal
appearance simultaneously on the
Russian front and the German
rear. It is perfectly obvious
that Gen. Kesselring's constitu-
tion could not withstand the
rigors of the arduous Italian
climate, and that the ideal
weather conditions prevailing
on the Russian front will un-
doubtedly restore him to his for-
mer good health. The possibility
of any general recovery occurring
in Russia would be a triumph for,
German General surgery, for rain
or shine, the Nazi mortality rate
continues to mount.

A storm of Allied planes
thundered in the skies over
Rabaul the past weekend and sub-
tracted 123 Zeros from Tojo's
air divisions. Escorted by
Lightnings that crackled across
the blue Pacific sky easy go-
ing Liberators freed the sleepy
Rising Sun ground crews from the
further care and maintenance of
these planes, providing the
harassed grease-monkeys with a
much needed rest. This raid
raises Gen. MacArthur's two-week
plane score to 700 Nips quite a
sizable swig from the bottle of
Jap plane production.

The Nazis lost another of their
riparian rights when Mihallovic's
forces recently took control of
the highly strategic Montenegrin
port of Kotor, on the Adriatic.
With a harbor big enough to an-
chor the entire Allied Mediter-
ranean fleet, Kotor is only 120,
miles across the water from
Allied-held Bari, Italy, and it.
may yet play an important role
in Balkan operations. Thus, an-
other moral is added to the Bal-
kan edition of Aesop's Fables.
That with due respect to Marshall
Rommel, rarely is the "Desert
rox" a fit understudy for a har-
bor watch-dog.

An estimated million Nazi'sol-
diers are suffering from the
Dnelper river bends in the Uk-
raine. The don' t-give-a-damn
attitude of the supermen has
gone completely in reverse with-
the capture of the 'dam city' of
Dnepropetrovsk by the victory
flushed Russians. To the south-
east a Red army skipping across
the steppes beyond Melitopol is
convincing land grabber Hitler,
that Crimea does not pay. Ap-
parently the old adage of "scratch
a Russian and you find a Tartar; ,
still applies.

4,000,000 Germans Killed
London (CNS)-Approximately
4,000,000 Germans have been
killed so far in this war according
to Lord Selborne, Minister of
Economic Warfare.

Along The 7

L Main Stem

.. The entertainment world
this week lost one of it's best-
known members The Ole Maestro,
Ben Bernie. At 52, Ben Bernie
had risen.from a slum-ridden
childhood into an eminent band-
leader, and even to his death,
was always a favorite with his
audiences. His cordial "Yowsah,
ladies and gentlemen, yowsah ..n
was a byword in the radio, stage,
and movie field, and his fans
numbered high into.the millions.
We at Tyndall Field join those
millions in silent tribute to the
Ole Maestro.
.... Lionel Stander, former
screen condic, is now a Pvt. .. And
so is George G. Simpson (news-
caster Jay Sims) .. .. MBShow
"Little Known Facts About Well
Known People" stars Dale Car-
negie, and is a lulu .. Last
Thursday 10:15 P.M. session was
about Madane Chang Kai-shek ....
"Rhapsody in Blue" at Warner
Bros. promises to be a big hit of
the season .. All Gershwin tunes
in the story of the great com-
poser.. .. WWL star Jill Jackson
is a capable actress and a swell
looker as well .. She may be
heard on several WWL originations,
including "Road to Yesteryear. "
Jane Webb, NBC actress heard
in "Road of Life, has been ex-
ploration minded since she was a
child. And she comes by her in-
clinations naturally, for she is

descendant of James Webb, an
aide of George Washington on many
of his surveying expeditions.
(And after looking at her picture
S..the thought of exploration-
.. .. Hats off to Mutual for a
grand salute to the late Ben Ber-'
nie .. Guy Lombardo, Phil Baker,
and others participated on the
half-hour show .. .. Deanna Dur-
bin, Universal star, is breaking
up with hubby Vaughn Paul .. So
you, too, have a chance now, sol-
dier .. .. CBStar Groucho Marx
has a trademark on the lips of
everyone .. "Shall we dance? ....
B'way shows are having their
greatest season, with plenty of
hits .. One favorite is "Okla-
homa, a grand performance of a


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We believe it was that great glorifier of the American Girl,
Flo Zeigfeld, who originated the phrase, "50,000,000 Frenchmen
can't be wrong! Anyway, here at Tyndall, military secrecy
forbids us to mention the exact number of T/F French gunnery
students who "can't be wrong" when they select lovely red-
headed Becky Emanuel (above) as their favorite of favorites.
With Pvt. Gilles Levesque as interpreter and Pfc. Paul Zall
as ghost writer, Tyndall's French gunnery students have peti-
tioned the Target to carry their favorite photograph of the
PX's Becky with the following explanation:
"In fitting climax to that long list of girls we'd "like
most to be with," the French Air Force Squadron at Tyndall
Field last week nominated Miss "Becky" Emanuel as the 'sweet-
heart of the French Air Forces in America.'
Miss Emanuel, titian-headed charmer, dispenser of happiness
and carbonated beverages, and destroyer of GI hearts at the
Post Recreation Hall, was presented with a sterling silver
bracelet inscribed with the names of the Free French Personnel
attending Gunnery School here.
After six months employment on Tyndall Field, she has, in
the opinion of those she serves, swiftly become one of the
most popular and efficient of the PX personnel.
A native of Florida, Becky came to Panama City in 1941; and,
attracted by the lure, charming environments, and even more
charming public, soon found her niche in Tyndall's vast army
of civilian workers. Through rapid transfers from the main
PX, to the Bowling Alleys, and finally to her present position,
her career on Tyndall Field has become one of her other joys!
and comforts. But she considers the honor of being the sweet-
heart of so many warriors, far from home, her supreme accom-
pl ishment."
C'est la guerre!! Cherchez la femme! C'est la guerre!
(* Military secret)


In the person of Cpl. Nelson
Le Blanc, trumpeter, Squadron D
has a real musician. Prior to
and while in the army, Le Blanc
who has just turned 25, had ap-
peared in spot performances with
the country's top bands amongst
them Harry James, Alvino Rey,
Tommy Dorsey and the orchestra
of Ozzie Nelson.
Cpl. Le Blanc enlisted in the
great story .. .. A popular New
England show, "Yankee House
Party, a Yankee Network feature,
will be heard over Mutual .
Time: 3:30-4:00 over MBS net.
.. Don't forget Tyndall's
own radio shows .. The Radio
Playhouse on Wednesdays at 8:30;
the Ret Hall broadcasts on Thurs-
days at 8:30; the USO shows Tues-
days at 8:30; and March to Vic-
tory, Mondays thru Fridays at
1:00 .. all programs over WDLP,
i230 on your dial.

Air Corps on Nov. 10, 1942 and
has been playing the trumpet
since he was 13, when he received
a trumpet for his birthday. Let
it be understood that Le Blanc' s
musicianship is not confined to
Boogie Woogie and similar musical
contemporaries his association
with the New Orleans Symphony
Orchestra for almost two years
as 1st trumpet, belies that fact.
Upon enlistment, trumpeter Le
Blanc was sent to Santa Anna,
Cal., for classification and pre-
flight. There he was spotted on
a P.R.O. radio program and re-
ceived several offers from big
name bands. After being elimin-
ated in primary, Le Blanc was
shipped to Tyndall Field
Le Blanc, who is married, holds
that he is too busy thinking of
the present to concern himself
with anything as remote and un-
certain as the future.

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October 30, 1943 T-FT~lT.T~lTPg

Greeting gates .. Let's perambulate around T/F for the happenln's-
of the week ....
.... Many of us recognized an old friend on the staff of the EFTC
Air Inspector: he was Lt. John Lafko .. Several Tyndallers knew him
when he was Pvt. John Lafko at Maxwell, some three years ago ....
Friendly argument going on in front of Post Chapel the other night
-etween Chaplain Dorney and Cpls. Black and Long .. 'Tis said that
he subject was one of religions .. .. The Leeson twins, Ernest and
Emroy, have transferred from the 69th to the 40th .. Where one goes,
t'other goes .. .. Remember, soldier, the dimmer the light, the more
scandal power!
...Lt. Greg Greene is now a student gunner .. Likes it
fine, he sez .. Post Operations has a new clerk in Pvt. Dave'
Gershowitz .. He reported to T/F from Apalach .... New weatherman
is Pfc. Bill Johnson .. He cane from Chanute .... Sgt. Johnny Taylor
is now an instructor on the moving base range .. He was formerly in
the 39th, now in the 40th .. .. Remember Johnny and Rose Cimpi at
the USO (He was assistant to Recktenwald)? .. Their new address, if
you'd care to write, is P.O. Box 208, Charleston, S.C. .... The 40th
won the weekly inspection Saturday .. Four outfits tied for second
honors .. .. Final receipts turned over to the AER as a result of the
local premiere of 'This Is the Army' totalled $1393.45. It could' t
go to a better cause.
STORY OF THE WEEK: Once upon a time there was a young girl taking
a stroll thru the woods, all alone. She stopped beside a shady
Srook to rest. As she sat wondering when all the boys would be back
rom the war, a voice spoke to her. She looked, and was surprised
to find that the voice had come from a large bullfrog, sitting on
the bank of the nearby stream. The frog said, "Take me home with
you, place me on your pillow, and when you awake tomorrow morning,
a handsome man will be lying there in bed with you." Well, she was
doubtful, but the frog finally persuaded her, so she took him home,
and that evening placed him on the pillow beside her. The next morn-I
ing when her mother came to awaken her, sure enough, there was a
handsome young man in bed wi th the girl. And do you know, to this
day, her mother never believed the story about the frog.
.... Back when you needed tickets to get fed at the PX, a certain
344th sergeant went out the door with a smile on his face .. He-had
written this an the back of the cherk: 1004180. (Get it?) ... Sgt.
Wilfred Crofts reported back from furlough to find that he's a nhase
checker in turrets again .. He's been changed around more often than
our two GI khaki uniforms .... What Wac wrote two mash notes to what
two Hq. employes? .. And would the three of them blush if their nanes
were published?.. .. If a 5x5 fellow marries a girl 4x4, would they
have chillun lxl.,
Cpl. Gerald Chavers, popular mite from P.C., joined the swelling
'anks of separate ration men by wedding a local belle last Wednesday
Afternoon. The ceremony took place at the Post Chapel and many
were on hand to wish the best for the happy twosome .. .. T/Sgt.
Freddie Gilmore will tie on the halter next Monday with Miss Gwenn
Spencer, Capt. Singleton's secretary .. and we join the throng in
extending felicitations.
.... And now, for a closer, give a look at the latest L'il Audrey
story: Little Audrey was visiting the bakery one day, and a baker
told her if she wasn't a good little girl, he'd throw her in the oven
and she'd bum up.; But Little Audrey .. she just laughed and laughed
and laughed. She knew she was too young to get hot!
.See you next Saturday!

News From Your Own Home Town

Goldfield, Nev. (CNS)-A driv-
er stopped his bus and ordered
everybody to get out quick--
everybody, that is, except Mrs.
Rosie Basket and another woman.
Later he called all the passengers
back and introduced them to an
unexpected addition Mrs. Bas-
ket's new baby girl.

Helena, Mont. (CNS)-Franky
Billy, an Indian, received a lac-
erated ear when his 12-inch hair
braids caught in the wheel of a
tractor he was driving.

Knoxville, Tenn. (CNS)-R. 0.
Eller, pastor of Central Methodist
church here, tried for two days to
shoo a bird out of the church but
when the feathery little fellow
built a nest atop the organ Mr.
Eller gave up. He called in a cop
who shot the bird.

Lansing, Mich. (CNS)-Dates
are being rationed for coeds at
Michigan State college. Each girl
has received a ration book with
30 coupons each good for a night
off the campus. The idea, said
Patricia Stone, president of
women students, is to give college
life "a war angle."

Kansas City (CNS)-Three men
registered at a hotel here re-
cently. They were George Freese
of Wichita, Kan., T. R. Snow of
Joplin, Mo., and Dr. W. L. Bliz-
zard of Stilwater, Okla.

Pittsburgh, Cal. (CNS)-A car
failed to make a curve, plunged
over a cliff and landed in a tree
top. Donald Blake of San Fran-
cisco, the driver, dazed but un-
hurt, stepped out. He fell 15 feet
to the ground.


Mrs. Hartsfield and Miss Fleming were Joint hostesses at the home of
Mrs. Hartsfield Wednesday night at a lovely party honoring Hope Hurst.
Miss Hurst is leaving for Connecticut Sunday and the QM wishes her
and Lt. Monagan the best of luck.
How can you connect these four: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA-EMORY-DENT-
IST AND DOCTOR? Murphy and Dykes, this is the sixty-four dollar ques-
tion..,Do you have a dictionary handy, Martha? Sgt. King is not so
good at analyzing letters...WANTED: the definition of the word "se-
nile. "
"Pistol Packing Momma" has put no light on Catherine who still is
heard singing "I have gobs and gobs of love for the Navy "...Could
the new girls in rail transportation have put any damper on the Kirk-
land-Andrews romance?...Miss Murphy, see the Sgt. In Mail and Records
for instructions on how to wear perfume...Miss McClellan and Sgt. Ra-
mey are busy with certain wedding arrangements, but what we are inter-
ested in is when they are going to toll for you two.
We guess that Sara is still a true blue girl because we have heard
of no disconnections between Miss Property and the Commissary...In
closing, Miss Fleming, we would like to know why.you wal't give the
cute Sgt. from Ordnance a break. Let us In on it, Mable.

The Sgt. Major's office has a new code going 'round. Could it be
that we get our inspiration from a certain fellow named "Jake"? Quite
a few names fit in the code. If you're lucky enough to have one with
four or five letters, you rate around the place.
All the girls are busy with plans and ideas for re-decorating their
"dressing room." Thanks to Mrs. Nimocks for the beautiful pictures
she made for us. They really do brighten the place.
We wonder why Miss Donham has been all smiles lately. Maybe be-
calise her one and only made that extra stripe. He's a full lieuten-
ant now. Congratulations!
SEveryone's all up in the air about the Masquerade Dance at the In-
structors' Clubis having at the Country Club tonight. It's going to
be a big party, girls, so dress up in your prettiest costume and come
on out!
Could it be the food? If you happen to go to the Civilian Cafet-
eria between the hrs. of 1100 and 1130 you are sure to see two very
special customers, namely, Sgt. Hodge and Cpl. Mangum...when spied by
???? they weren't eating .'
If you really want to go on a "joy" ride try riding in some after
noon with Capt. Joy in his "joy Wagon." How about it, Capt. Berner?
If by chance, you ask Miss Flewellyn, she'd advise you at once to
see Sgt. Larsen and Sgt. Woodward for any sorrow or trouble that you
might have. It is in their power to comfort you with their soothing
touch. Especially if your problem has anything to do with love! By
the way, fellows, is that in the code? Better ask Jake.


By Pfc. Gawdhelpus
I crawled around for the last few
days buttonholing people and asking
them Whadyaknow and they an-
swered to a man, I knownuttin. The
results are not exactly 100 percent
satisfactory, so I take this chance'to
lay my cards (four deuces and a jok-
er) on the table. In the future, the
person I ask either give* me one
good item or I use one about them,
even if I have to make one-up. From
this rule there will be no appeal~
come from a long line of IftA mern
and Black Hand members.
So much for tripe, now to"business
-S/Sgt. Mitchell smoked a herring
the other day and of all places, in his
39 cent Kaywoodie a certain
brunette is in Fido's barracks right
S/Sgt. Henderson and S/Sgt.
George went touring Sunday and re-
turned looking very satisfied with
themselves. There is a rumor of
a self-invited visit, too.
A sweet young thing from Texas
tried to bring a touch of classical
music to the WAC dayroom and felt
slightly, slightly put out at the re-
ception her effort received. Never
mind, daughter, people brought up

on a diet df squirrel whiskey don't
like champagne.
Pfc. Fong was a candidate for the
Waller Trainer Clipper Crew, but
was eliminated when old Gawdhelpus
crawled out of a drain and saw him
wash trays for half an hour and not
a drop of water in the clipper. Dunz-
weiler was not mentioned as he is
a pot and pan specialist. Pfc. Grimes
was eliminated because of his ability
to reduce any Pusher to nervous
prostration in Orie day.
Speaking of nice people, Cpl.
Tony (Butch) Richel would get my
vote (and one H- of a pile.of oth-
ers) in any popularity contest.
Thought while watching a demon-
stration: Incendiary bombs might
be a good weapon, but how do you
get the enemy to run under your

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contest for servicemen being con-
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Conference. Complete information
may be obtained by writing the
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October 30. 1943




Kadet Kapers

Did you men hear about the Sat-
urday morning inspection from Lt.
Harrington? Here is the whole story
as to what happened:
Lt. Han ington walked along the
road to ward Barracki No. 404 at
peace with everyone. He turned onto
the walk with a pick and shovel pre-
parent to inspect.. Immediately he
began to dig his way to Room One.
He dug on for about an ho before
he reached the door. Little did he
realize what was in store for him.
Taking his snowshoes from his
pack he placed them on his feet to
prevent himself from being absorbed
by the dust. He walked slowly
through the room careful of every
step. All was well. Things were
in order. Then it came. Like a bolt
of lightning the door opened and the
dust in the room raised before him.
Quickly he realized his danger and
reached for his light. Fate was
against him. The battery was dead.
Frantically he searched for the door
as the cloud grew thicker and thick-
He grew weaker and weaker ev-
ery minute and began to loose all
sense of direction. Suddenly he felt
the leg of a bed. Quick as a flash it
occurred to him. He could crawl be-
neath the blanket until the wind
stopped. As he lifted the blanket
and jumped in a thousand needles
went through him. He looked down
and saw broken bottles, tin cans,
cigarette butts, old newspapers, etc.
He laid beneath the blanket for
what seemed years.
Finally the wind died away and the
coast was clear.
He rose, and as he approached
the door a horrible sight appeared.
The room orderly forgot to shine the
door knob. That made him furious.
So gentlemen, you know why we
had that stand by. Just because
some "off the ball" gadget didn't
blitz the door knob. We'll have to
watch out for that in. the future.


The third week found us begin-
ning a new schedule and from the
promise of two weeks of Air-to-Air
firing in the schedule it looks like
it will be very interesting. Now all
we are sweating is the academic
exam being straightened out : We
liked the skeet range but the cas,
ualties that came after the first day
had the boys looking like veterans
of the "Battle of Bay Harbor." Noth-
ing serious but the buckshot did
The bulletin board carried the om-
inous announcement that the per-
manent party would have their an-
'ual shots and the looks of complete
hopelessness and anxiety made us
think that a casualty list had been
posted Cpl. Litkenhaus, our ge-
nial supply sergeant, went around
like a wet hen for days before the
awaited hour of innoculation, and
nursed a sore arm for several days
after. We wonder if the "shots"
bothered the boys who are the com-
panions of the "League for Friend-
ly Telephone Operators' Escort" but
from the latest word, Sgts. Dufrane
Marx, Pfc. Quick and even the top-
kick, haven't rendered any reports.
Our hard working C. O., Lt. Cleary
went on his leave this week, and we
hope that it is a pleasant one. His

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Squadron C

Not having written for the Target Hill and Sgt. Michael A. Toielli are
before, I'm going to devote this ar- still holding down the old fort siice
tide to "Strictly Observations." the specialist system has come into
Seems Flight I never wins the flag, effect. To my estimation, they 'are 1
for Saturday's inspection, still they doing and always have done a fine
are the toughest of all five barracks job of keejing the barracks trim for
to beat.' True, our squadron didn't inspections. "We," say Sgts. Miko-
win last Saturday's inspection, but da, Hill and Torelli, "have the
they were nevertheless right up there marchingest outfit on the post and
in second place. Hereafter, say the any challenge to its superiority will
'men, it's first place or nothing, and be quickly accepted, barring none!"
already our First Sgt., Kenneth L. And let's not forget it was Sgt. Ger-
Hogue, is considering the idea of a ald R. Still and his men who won the
permanent holder for the "E" flag. flag.
The Three Musketeers of Flight I, Congratulations! Our Squadron
T/Sgt. William J. Mikoda, Sgt. Earl wishes to extend hearty congratula-
Stions to our C. O., 1st Lt. Don K. Hill
upon his recent marriage.
ron D A lengthy discussion at 4 a. m.:
iron D "Hey fella" "Who you calling' fella?"
"I'm tellin' you, I got off the bus
presence at the Instructors' Dance tonight." "Look fella, you didn't."
this Saturday will be missed and a "Look fella, if you call me fella again
large part of the success of this ven- I'll go to bed." Pvt. James F.
ture is due to his work as advisor Green, Cpl. Robert Claver, and Cpl.
of the club. Between his many du- Nathan Schwortz, an inseparable trio
ties as C. 0. of the Squadron, mem- -not even a chow line can break
ber of different official boards of them up Cpl. John MacKenzie
officers, and now- the added job of comedian extraordinary A min-
advisor of the Instructors' Club, he ute never passes without John think-
has been a very busy officer, ing up a new gag or brain twister.
We had Waller Trainer this week We all appreciate your swell sense of
and various sections were scheduled humor.
until as late as 11:45. One of the Now that Cpl. Paul Kamas is
fellows saw the First Sergeant and "Chief High Lama" of his barrack
Sgt. LuFrane still working on ros- room, the boys can all relax. Won-
ters and was heard to remark, "Don't der whether he'll need any help on
those guys ever sleep?" Just goes the Friday night G. I. party? .. .
to show you fellows that the per- Cpl. Denzil F. Marley, the quiet char-
manent personnel work the hours acter in Section No. 4, has previous
you do and their job continues after experience in movies. Played as an
your stay of six weeks has ended. extra in a film starring William Hol-
All the permanent personnel and den and Jean Arthur.
some lucky students are looking for- Corner Sgt. Hill sometime, and ask
ward to the dance tonight being held him how Irma's tires are. Is it true
at the Lynn IHaven Country Club. that an old romance has been reviv-
Should be a good time for all, and ed? They say Sgt. Torelli has
Sgts. Snowdcn and Kerr are to be quit dating the high school girls, and
given credit along with the Advisory is now dating their teachers ... Why
and Representative Boards for nav- does T/Sgt. Mikoda always dine at
ing done so much work to make the the "Splendid" when he goes to
dance a success. Even went so far town?
as to arrange with the local U. S.
e O. to have dates furnished for you Big difference between war and
s bashful Lotharios. Have fun! peace. Never heard of good war.

T/Sgt C. D. Smith is now com-
rtably seated in the throne long
armed by 1st Sgt. Hafer. Pleas-
nt dreams, C. D. We hope this4
lange doesn't alter, in the least,
our most frequent visits to that
certain cafe Took a gander at
/Sgt. Walicki's personal pin-up gal
-a humdinger The connection
between Thursday night's G. I. dance
nd Friday night's G. I. party for.a
certain sergeant, (M) is a blonde .
'ur little boy, Joey, is back from
.tlanta, a fine example of the won-
erfulness of the Institution of Mat-
mony. We can tell Joey, we can
ell! Is La Branche finding it
very warm for October?" ... We
wonder why? Sgt. Bittner is
leaving us. Adois Amego "Coke"
s now on furlough.. Said .he's com-
ng back full of "Rum."
DID YOU KNOW? .That Cpl.
lugh Hegh holds a Master Degree of
.anguages from Yale University .
ie also was a member of the Yal
faculty Paints for a hobby .
)ne of his works was printed in Life
magazine Original of which is
ranging at the University Pvt.
3woretzky is a graduate of N. Y. U.
That Cpl. Francis is a Civil En-
gineer That Cpl. Anderson once
,ore the title "Director of Music,"
for a well known school That
Pvt. Wepner was a Golden Glove
champ That S/Sgt. Gurnickf was
also a past master of the squared
circle That Pfc. Gerstein sang for
his supper via the air-waves and etc.
. That Sgt. O'Dells kid sister is an
aviatrix in the WAFs, flying twin-
engine jobs, at the tender age of 21.,
. That Pfc. Wiles lost a brother at
Dutch Harbor and a brother-in-law
in the battle of Africa.
Finding Supply Sgt. Lou ,etlin in
his supply-room. -Ham & Coke.

White Flashes

Apologies are in order this week
from yours truly to Pfc. Solomon.
Solomon is to leave with the -others
for the Corps of Cadets. You have
our best wishes and we know that
you will cbme out on top.
In the volleyball section, our team
had two forfeits. The two teams that
failed to show up were the 348th
and the Ordnance. These teams
would have been on the court but
duty kept them from it. We'll meet
some other day, boys.
This week we received a report
from one of our boys on his way to
combat, Cpl. Marek was the fellow
Who remembered us. He is now in
Salt Lake awaiting shipment to
points unknown. Marek sends hi
best to all and hopes to see us whei
we get over there. The boys are
moving out fast. It looks as though
Bill will- get his wish. (We hope.)
Our Blessed Events in Barracks 1
are still a big attraction. They have
been inspected and reinspected. Pfc.
Flynn has requested that anyone who
wishes to inspect them in the near
future will see him first. We all
sympathize with you, Flynn.
The last few inspections have been
well taken care of. Fellows, you are
to be congratulated, on the swell job
you have been doing. We are not
high enough for the flag yet. Let's
get it next time out.
-Cpl. F. J. Johnson.

"Our Progress
Is Satisfactory"

"Our progress is satisfac-
tory. "
That is the wording of the
latest Allied communique on
the fighting in Italy, where
our progress for the past week
or so has been considerably
There is heavy fighting im-
mediately ahead, until and if
we can toss the Nazis out of
the mountain defenses which
stretch across Italy. The
military experts believe that
the Nazis are now in their
last defense line before Rome,
that when we toss them out of
the mountains the going will
be comparatively easy until we
run into the next chain of de-
fenses north of Rome.
However, some of those ex-
perts believe it will be a
tough struggle before we get
past the mountains. One school
of thought expects the Nazis
under Marshal Rommel to make
a strong counterattack which
may push our troops back along
some of the ground which we
have gained since Naples.
Vast numbers of 88 rm. guns
and heavy mortars are being
used by the Nazis against the
slowly advancing Allied troops.

Civil War in
The Balkans

The belligerent Balkans,
Europe's trouble spot for ages,
are at it again.
The two patriot armies there
are squabbling and fighting
among themselves. Taking ad-
vantage of this, the Germans
have sent motorized and armor-
ed forces smashing into the
hills in an effort to wipe out
both forces.
King Peter, the youthful
monarch who dared to defy Hit-
ler before the Germans occupied
Yugoslavia, supports Gen. Mi-
hailovic, while Gen. Josip
Broz (Tito) is backed, or at
least is in favor of, the Com-
munists. The Allies are caught
in the middle. Allied diplo-
mats, you may be sure, are do-
ing their best to end the dif-
ferences between the two pa-
triot leaders.

Japanese Chased
Into the Hills

Admiral Halsey's amphibious
forces have chased Jap troops
into the hills after landing
in islands of the Treasury
group in the northern Solomons.
The Treasury islands are
some 30 miles south of Bou-
gainville. The landing is ap-
parently part of a move to
close in on the substantial
Jap forces in Bougainville.
Heavy bombings of airfields
in the vicinity which preceded
the attack prevented the Japs
from sending any planes to
oppose the landings.

Goebbels Says Russia
Is Real Danger
German Propaganda Minister
Goebbels tells the German
people that Soviet Russia is
"the real danger of this war,"
but that as far as the home
front is concerned Allied bomb-
ings "represent the lion's
share of our troubles."
Goebbels asserted in an ar-
ticle that while Germany had
met setbacks and had been
forced to make retreats "there
are no signs of military or
moral collapse."
He wasn't exaggerating a
great deal when he spoke of
the "real danger" from Russia.
The Soviet troops are just
about to trap another German
army in the lower Dnieper area
and the Crimea.
When you look at a map, it
is a little startling to see
the advance the Russians have
made since Stalingrad, in the
south, particularly, because
there they are rapidly ap-
proaching the Rumanian border.

Japs Lose 700 Planes
Allied planes last Saturday
and Sunday dropped destruction,
and some death, on the Japs
at Rabaul, New Guinea.
The two raids destroyed 123
Japanese planes, bringing the
total enemy losses for two
weeks to more than 700. '
French Guerilla Warfare
French guerillas .recently
killed 100--possibl'y.1i t was
estimated, 300--German' troops
in northwestern France.

Yanks Fire at Nazis in Italy

(Mat 61-351)
Smoke burps from the muzzle
of this 105 mm gun firing on the
enemy in the Volturno River sector

, ..


Signal Corps Radiophoto
near Caserta. These gunners were
slated to knock out a Nazi machine
gun nest holding'up the advance.


HE. rugged men, working all together, had come to
Sicily. Convoy sailors and tankermen with the rime of
Murmansk on their dungarees were there. Submarine
crews from the Indian Ocean; LST boat veterans from
Algiers and Casablanca; cruiser sailors, destroyer sailors
and flat-top crews had gathered from Iceland, Natal and
Tommy Atkins was there with Rommel's scalp in his
pocket; Johnny Doughboy who had cracked Von Arnim's
giblets at Mateur; and Joe Canadian from Dieppe-all the
rugged men had come. And in the sky, Spitfires from the
Channel patrol and Malta flew wing-to-wing with Light-
nings and Warhawks.
But was it the rugged men, all together, who set that
fire to raging against the shore of Sicily? The rugged men
know better. The fire that burns a tyrant always starts
with a spark from a freeman's hearth. Those tiny flares
of windowsill and doorlight-the home fire's steady glow
must keep the battle glare full strong and fierce on Sicily
in Rome in Berlin and in Tokyo.
The welder's busy torch splutters magically into the
blinking rage of the machine gun. The factory furnace
reflects but dimly on the home sky, yet it is magnified ten
thousand times when the bombs burst across the seven seas.
Men and women of America, it is you-by your courage,
by your labor, by your sacrifice-who have started the con
flagration which shall burn and blast the enemy. Has each
one struck his match? Is the home fire burning bright?
Tend it, then, with your body's heat and your heart's last
breath. For by this light the rugged men are charging
on to victory and peace!

-From AAF Blue Network Broadcast "Wings to Victory"


October 30, 1943 '


Week of October 23-30




Our fighting sons gain courage from brave comrades
and gallant leaders--but they also possess an in-
heritance of valor from the past. No boy who flies
an American plane into battle goes unaccompanied.
Flesh and blood companions he may lack in some des-
perate extremity of single-handed combat---but he
never fights alone. All the years of all this na-
tion's past follow him like a mighty host.
Our enemies know this. German and Japanese mili-
tary writers have been careful to warn: "The Ameri-
can has a tradition of success in war." Tradition
is a cold word and, in Berlin, they hoped it was a
dead one. But boys in Flying Fortresses and P-38's,
in Mustangs and Liberators, have crushed that hope.
Their engines rumble on many a far-flung field--and

once again the drums of Washington are muttering

down the Trenton road. Propellers flail the air--and
once more old Andy Jackson's coattails fly as he
leads a charge at New Orleans.

Do you hear that dawn-wind singing, boy in a Cur-
tiss Warhawk? It is a whisper of the bugles at
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Pilot of a Thunder-
bolt, cut loose with all your guns and listen. You
have awakened the barrage at St. Mihiel. Bomber
crew, must you make an unescorted flight across the
Channel? Unescorted by fighters? Then men of the
Spads and Nieuports and .Camels will rise up to keep
you company Is the sky full of echoes? They are
shooting Richthofen's Circus down in flames.
Men of the Air Forces, never doubt it. As your
resolute feet go marching out to duty--there is
historic thunder on the close horizon. The Yanks
are marching across the Rhine once morel Even today
the Germans hear it. And tomorrow? Tomorrow?--
--From AAF Blue Network Broadcast 'Wings to Victory'


Great is the B-17, the mighty fortress, they said..
and that is true. No more powerful plane has ever
flown the skies. But fortresses, on the ground, on
the sea, or in the air, are but sticks and stones
and cold iron. Human courage must spring to flame
in them...and when it does, they are a staunch bul-
wark to us and a terror to our enemies.
Men have fought in Flying Fortresses above Bataan,
across the Coral Sea, in the skies of China and of
Java, in the ruddy Burmese dawn and in the twilight
of the Solomons. Their wings have dared the Atlantic
gale and the sandstorm of the North African desert
and the German hell that is Europe. Most of these
splendid ships...manned with unflinching flesh and
fighting hearts and reverent souls afire with the
will to be free...have dealt the enemy a dreadful
punishment and returned to fight again.
But some did not return. There are absent com-
rades...there are funeral pyres...there are unmarked
graves. But they are not forgotten. Chinese girl..
Greek baby...Polish woman...Norwegian boy...Belgian
grandmother...shall YOU forget them?
Oh, young and fallen, who dropped the bright coin
of your lives into these thin, shackled and beseech-
ing hands...you will be remembered. Slaves set free
shall call your names in thankfulness...and we, your
brothers, will not forget. Over Tokio...over Berlin
...as we reach for gun trigger and bomb release...
we will remember.

S BE CAREFUL when entering an aban-
THE ENEMY usually mines natural h doned enemy gun position. They are
tank runs. Play safe and make your likely to have left traps surrounding it
own trail. for you to stumble into.

" If you know the enemy and know yourself,

you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. "

Furnished by Special Service for use on Orientation Bulletin Boards

October 30, 1943

The Flaming Bomb

ALOHA! The Ordnance men wish
good luck to Sgt. Latini? Pfc. Abram-
oski, Pfc. Hoffman, Pfc. Hoover and
Sgt. T. Little, who ate shipping out
to (?) even they don't know I...NSTRUCTOS SQN.
Lt. Birney has been keeping his fin- T
gers crossed hoping that he'll be The first day of October, 1943 A.
"granted a 10 day leave. D., dawned to see the birth of a new
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: We give squadron on Tyndall Field. A squad-
Pvt. Hershoff credit for "Chaplain- ron composed of a conglomeration of.
ing" about the Ordnance's does to a individuals as has ever graced the
representativee of the inspector gen- face of the earth. From all walks
ral's department. Yet his bravery of life, from the'east and west, from
certainly- took a nose dive while on the north and south, from farms and
one of the ranges. Seeing a certain towns, welders, and engineers, truck
war dog, he called it "nice little dog- A -drivers, and wrestlers, grocers, bak-
gie"-went to pet it, then sprang ers, and candle stick makers.
back, two feet when nice doggie sud- And so was formed the.Instructors
deiily growled fiercely. Cpl. Pap- Squadron. 1st Lt. Steen, the former
pas strongly believes in being paid C. O. of Squadron B, was appointed
time and a half for laboring on Sun- the new squadron commander, ably
day ... It would be interesting to assisted by 2nd Lt. Leibowitz. To
know whether Pfc. Kolezar has a complete the fine combination is 1st
good case of blonde WACkites, or Sgt. A. J. Nelson, former top-kick
were you just accidentally sitting be- of old Squadron B.
side her? They have already made evident
Due to being in the hospital,, Pfc. their efforts to make the new
Yannone received a gift box of can- squadron one of the best on the
dy from a lady in khaki. You can field. Though only a few days old,
expect more visitors from now on. I the squadron already boasts one of
... Lucky is the Ordnance GI who L the best equipped day rooms any
nearly got pinched---ut didn't. Dur- soldier could wish for. For exam-
ing a fishing trip he raised his trus- ple, only a miracle could have ob-
ty rifle to bag some unrationed food, / tainted for hs the billiard table, the
then suddenly decided not to pull table tennis set, the comfortable fur-
the trigger. Possibly it was because nature, and all of the available read-
a game warden was standing near- W ing material that is now at our dis-
by. posal. For all of that, all instruc-
In our company is a fellow of real "I wishyou'd fasten your medals on tighter!- tors unanimously voice a vote of
d r a H T f "t wishhyoukd fasten your medals on tighter!-to Lt. Steen, Lt. Lewbowitz
determination. He is just a Pfc. This is no scrap metal depot!" thandks the oldt. Sarg.teen, Lt. Lewbowitz
with an 8th grade schooling. How- and the old Sarg.
ever, Pfc. X spends most of his spare A lot of the squadron men have
time studying books and taking just returned from furlough and,
notes. By reading intensively he is B by the way, don't ask Wine what he
trying to further his education Let's Squadron B Mediwoes did the first night he got home ...
hope he reaches his goal-a better Salvatori (strictly New York City)
knowledge of life. This week Squadron B takes an "A Night in a Cabaret" is now a went home and married the girl-
This week's Flaming Bum award opportunity to express congratula- thing of the past. But the gang congratulations. But frankly Sal-
goes to Pfc. P. Brown who suggests tions to our former C. O., Capt. Ber- won't soon forget the amazing con- vatori, what are the WACs going to
that a collection be made to buy ner, and to our former 1st Sgt. and version of a mess hall into a "reas- do now? The wan, worn look
gift joke book for our use. Squadron Clerk, Sgt. Willcut and unable facsimile" of New York's fa- .on Huntley's face is caused by the
Cpl. Delaney. Mere words can't ex- mous Rainbow Room. Needless to awful pain he suffers every time he
press the way we felt and appreci- say-a good time was had by all. hears reveille. Tough but this is the
Brown Bomber ated the good work they accomplish- Col. Stranathan is probably still army, Mr. Jones Hanselman
ed in the squadron. The best of luck laughing at the amazing catch made came back from furlough driving a
to them in their new jobs. by Major Miller of an elusive steak big shiny Chrystler,-hard to keep
During the weekend the top kick We also extend a hearty welcome behind the Major's back. That catch from saluting the Sgt.
was a visitor in Tallahassee. Some- to our new commanding officer, 1st stands up with some of the best Our bulletin board now holds a
one seems to think that the Capital Lt. Carter, our new 1st Sgt. Kenneth made by any member of the hospi- notice stating that many of us will
doesn't agree with the ol' boy. It's L. Hogue, and new Squadron Clerk, tal's baseball team. have to report to the hospital to re-
a fib-but the rumor has gotten out Cpl. Matthews. Our thanks go to Mr. Missal, vo- ceive our yearly quota of shots. We
that the one and only wasn't there It seems as if everything comes calist Jimmy Coniff and the Tyndall don't mind dying for our country, but
and he had to tour back to the great out in the wash, so here's the dirt; Field Band for a swell night's en- God, do we have to take shots?
little city in the west. You should Sgt. Calvanezi is a busy little gun- tertainment and also to Mrs. Frank- Something that should afford food
be. ashamed of yourself; Sarg. What's ner these days, what with training ie Perry and the Axe family. Fav- for thought to every instructor is the
wrong with the queens at A. & M.? his students, the PX., Pamana City, orable comments were voiced by all new Instructors' Club. We all want
Dale Mabry was once the G. I.'s and a WAC named Swak. Wonder of the Victorettes invited down and it to be a success and the only way
home. what he does with his spare time? all were amazed at the fact that they to make it a success is to pitch in
For the last three or four weeks Wedding bells will soon be sound- were asked down to be fed and en. and help in every possible way. The
the squadron has had a score of ing the death knell for another in- tertained for once instead of being project promises to be one of the
ninety or better on the Saturday in- structor of Squadron B. This time "stepped on" for the night. nicest things ever to happen to Tyn-
Spection reports but it looks as if our best wishes go to Sgt. Eddie May we, through this column, dall Field.
the ol' "E" flag is a long ways off. Cockrell. It's set for Thanksgiving thank the Victorettes for gracing the -Sgt. Shannon.
Who gives out those 99's? As the day. many tables that they occupied. They
C. '0. says, a squadron ought to lose Item of the Week: The perman- blended nicely with the extravagant
eight points for taking up space, ent party firing on the small arms decorations. And a final vote of
On Monday, the 25th, the mem- range. It seems all the boys brought thanks to the men of the Medical TON I GHT'S THE NIGHTI
bers of the sq'ladron went to the their pencils along ... just in case. Detachment and the volunteers of
Incendiary Demonstration on the The happy trio finally has been the 25th Altitude Training Depart-
Rb.nge. Everybody enjoyed them- disbanded, Blaha, McArdell and ment to say nothing of the patients
selves and learned a great deal in Kingmann have been forced to part. who aided in the transformation STRUCTORS'
how to put out and central fires S/Sgt. Blaha is going to combat, without whom such a tremendous INlSnUClUSo
started by incendiary bombs. As a leaving McArdell to writing letters undertaking would have been im-
matter of fact, they had some first to his one and only, and Klingmann possible.
hand experience that night! in a daze over his new found romancer That little "bundle of charm" you HALL WEEN
At this time oi tih.. year, someone with a pretty WAC. Best wishes to saw holding "Luke's" arm down.
has cut the one and n'ly watermel- S/Sgt. Blaha, stationery to McAr- Harrison Avenue is the latest. addi- COSTUME BALL
on that was grin,,v'! on the lawn be- delle, and a club to Klingmann to tion to our crowded little commun-
side the orderly r-om ancld it was the keep the wolves away. ity. However, such charm would
favorite masterpiece of the squad- Sgt. Williams still going to Bay even be welcome in a crowded New '
ron's commanding officer. I carn Harbor every night Sgt. Bosh-' York subway. By the way-how's
hear a lot of talk about those win- ell's telephone bill mounting, due the weather back there-Mrs. Luke-
ter uniforms. The boys are all busy to Mild-ed Sgt. Cadenhead still tich? 8:30 P.M.
getting them cleaned up and just the quietest man in the Squadron. They tell me that Cpl. Makowski L Haven Contr Cl
can't wait until the one minute past Another class is graduating this' slept some thirteen hours the day Lynn Haven County Club
twelve signal is sounded on the 31st. Monday; we've had a lot of fun to- after the night before. Could it be
Have patience boys! Florida isn't geLher You're note quite gun- that our own "Miss Merrill" has such (GI Transportation Furnished)
always as cold as this-thank God! ners, but you've won your wings- a disastrous effect upon our little
-Cpl, Arthur E. Williams. wear them proudly. "Teddy?" -Sgt. A. S. Jackrel.


MP's Get the Dope on Nazis


A German medic prisoner at-
tends another of Hitler's boys in a
stockade in Italy. Two American


We finally received some more K.
P. material. The boys really have
been "sweating it out." Now they
will only get it every two days. No
kidding, fellows, welcome to the
"Petter Wabbit" Owens and Jo Jo
are all set for the rush to the winter
uniforms and they promise tailor-
made O. D.'s with our uniform in-
spection. Our squadron should be
the best dressed on the post .
Goldwater is having trouble at
Macy's : gain so we are a little in
Most of the "old timers" have left
for school and with all these new
faces it seems like we are starting
all over again Then there is the
story about Kukla-he said that it
was the heat in the bus that made
him fall asleep, but between you and"
me and Lana Turner (hmmm!) I
think that the heat was in his stom-
ach-about 90 proof, I think:
S/Sgt. Jackson is quite the whizz
on the volley ball team during P. -T.
But I wonder why he always takes
the last row when it comes to exer-
Dock has all the girls in the sub-
depot all adither. That is what he
says but then he is over there most
of the time and he should know.
T. O. Charlie is doing all right
with his "chit chats" with the red
head. The old saying is that if you
play with fire .. -Woody.

military policemen in the back-
ground take vital statistics on the
two men.


S/Sgt. Reid H. Bailey leaves this
week for a three week course in ad-
ministration being held at Maxwell
Field. His absence will be felt deeply
by the. female military personnel of
this command.
Lt. tsreen is thinking seriously of
constructing a coffee shop in the
Squadron's day room. This Will be
exclusive for the members of the
orderly room only. The only draw
back seems to be milk. It takes ra-
tion points to buy milk, and he has
not won the ration board over on the
idea to date.
Within, the last couple of weeks
quite a few new members have join-
ed the Blue Birds. Some from the
350th, others from Smyrna, Tenn.
Welcome fellows, may your stay in
this organization be as pleasant as
your stay in your former one.
The Blue Bird Quintet is rapidly
ironing out their kinks for the com-
ing basketball season. This aggre-
gation has promise of becoming one
of the finest teams on the field. Sev-
eral.of our stars are away at present,
however, they are expected to rejoin
us very shortly.
Alley-Oop Michael and Mysterious
Man McIntosh have teamed up t6
bring about more laughs to their
foes and friends.' Michael's favorite
character of fun is getting Menard's
goat. On the other hand McIntosh
spreads his laughter over a wider


Winsome Wacky The Water Bug
this a. m. i stuck my little pink
bootie out to test the cold cement
floor from the water pipe in the.WAC
laundry room, but jerked it back
quickly but not from chilliness. there,,
staring me right in the eyebrow,
was a big black feline, what will
these lovely ladies think of to adopt
next? a rooster and a black cat,
to say nothing of those love birds in
the dayroom-the two in the cage,
that talk back to the officers when
they are making talk-talk to the
lady soldiers.
wish i had taken that last sip of
cricket joyjuice, i'm seeing well-
baked hams before my eyes. nope,
i'm wrong, it's cpls. crowley and mc-
govern, with evidence of lots 'n' lots
of sunshine enjoyed by these two
1. r. has it that the rec hall is get-
ting a rejuvenation, the fireplace
idea has its possibilities-i hope bar-
ney beetle will pop the question when
he holds my hand before that cozy
fire. the g. i.'s will be getting a
break if the coffee and sandwich idea
is not just a pipe dream, for there
is many an empty tummy when 10
p. m. rolls around, and nowhere to
go for a refill. i'd ask you over to
my water shed for a snack, but some-
times my naybors, mr. and mrs.
stinkbug and all the little stinkos
beat me to the larder in the g. i. can.
approaching is a squad of female
khaki-clads, armed with soap and
towel, for the nightly ablutions, so i
must retire to my joint (pipe) and
give the little ladies some privacy,
so ta-ta, till next time, when i will
be on kaypee.

American Artillery Traps
G.I.; Nazi Guns Free Him
Italy (CNS) Pvt. Audrey
Stamey of Rome, Ga. had the ex-
perience of being nipped by his
own artillery fire-and then freed
by that of the enemy.
It happened when Stamey was
trapped between his lines and the
Germans near Altaville. A big
American gun let go with a blast
and Stamey dived into a slit
trench already occupied by six
As soon as the firing stopped
the Germans left the trench and
took Stamey with them. Then the
Nazi guns opened up. The Ger-
mans scattered and Stamey found
himself alone again. He hid in a
ditch and then worked his way
back to his own lines.

Ma Sails So Son Gets Leave
Lincoln, Neb. (CNS) Pvt.
George Specht gave a reason for
an emergency furlough that was
a corker. He explained his mother,
an Army Nurse, was sailing for
overseas duty. He got the fur-


We extend our heartiest con-
gratulations somewhata .belated)
to Lt. Eugene T. Bonk for his ac-
quiring that silver bar. Inci-
dentally, Lt. Bonk is at school
now but will return soon.
There has been a decided slow-
ness in our purchasing war bonds
and in our taking out more life
insurance.' These two are sure-
fire bets that can't miss, so
why not see Cpl. Mashburn and
Buy War Bonds?
From the looks of the pr.os-
pective candidates for our basket-
ball team we have the makings' of
a corker of a team. Pvts. Kooey
and Mitchell showed up well in
practice and seem to be assured
of a permanent berth.
This column thinks that it's
about time for another squadron
party so why not have one. (This
line is pointing to the Social.
BANTER: We hear that Pvt. M.B.
is burned up no end over an
article that was in the Target
last week but we claim no credit
for that bit of scribbling... And
that cradle snatching Cpl. con-
fessed that he no longer goes
with that gal in pigtails...
T/Sgt. Cartwright has a new love
and a new picture... Cpl. Menendez
at long last has found a girl who
works and yet likes him. She's
even reforming him...A new name
for R.L. Sipe is 'Roly Poly ...
G.T. Wright has a new flame and
her name is 'Rec Hall Maizie.'
By the way what happened in Ace's
room when Pvt. Palmer got up in
the middle of the night?
MAN OF THE WEEK: Our man of
the week, Cpl. R. Artal, is an-
other Tampa boy who came in the
Army on the 15th of Jan. 42.
Artal was born on Nov. 12, 1913
in the 'Bataclan' of Ybor City,
a part of Tampa.
He once worked in a cigar fac-
tory but spent most of the time
after that working in the best
restaurants of Tampa. Ray also
spent about two years in the CCC
and there learned the rudiments
of cooking. Cpl. Artal is get-
ting married soon but hasn't
plucked up sufficient courage to
take the fatal step. He is now
working as Cpl. of the Guard and
does a good job of it.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta

Oh, Those Sergeants!
Gal Loves Them All
Jersey City (CNS) Pretty
Catherine Donniani loves ser-
geants so much that she married
one of them and had a baby by
another. When Sgt. Leon Don-
niani (the one she married) got
wind of this set-up, he filed suit
for divorce and won it. But S/Sgt.
Russell Woessner (the one by
whom she had the baby) is now
overseas so Catherine is entirely
"But," she philosophized, "we'll
be married just as soon as Russell
gets back and then everything
will be all right."


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October 30, 1943


T.K.O. and Draw Highlight
Well-matched 7-Bout
Card Last Monday
A comparatively low thermometer
reading and the presence of a
USO Camp Show didn't stop Tyn-
dall's faithful fight fans from
'turning out in their usual large
number at last Monday evening's
boxing show.
Seven well-fought bouts provid-
ed the close to 500 spectators
ample thrills under the chilled
skies. Five of the matches were
decision affairs, with a draw and
a T.K.O. rounding out the card.
Walter Rodgers of Squadron C
and Tom Jewell of "B" donned
gloves for the evening's first
clash and both boys traded blows
evenly until the third canto when
Rodgers let loose with a flurry
of sharp blows to earn the de-
Squadron C's smooth boxing
Hector Sapien then took to the
ring against Joe Ippolito of the
344th. Ippollto had the advantage
in height and weight but Sapien's

skill and experience stood him in
good stead as the match ended in
a deadlock.
In the third tussle, Joe Puleo
of Ordnance put up a good scrap
against "C's" Billy Worlmnan, but
Billy's several knockdown blows
convinced the judges that he was
the better man.
The Gunnermakers' Emory Leeson
'seemed to have the situation well
in hand in the fifth bout of the
evening as his opponent, Wally
Miatozo (C) took one staggering
blow after another. It looked
like a sure knockout when Leeson
once caught Miatozo flush on the
chin with a terrific left hook,
but Miatozo gamely rose to his
feet and finished out the match
as Leeson scored an easy victory.
The fifth bout of the evening
saw veteran Skunk Hollow pugilist
Bill Abraham, undefeated here at
T/F, trade blows with Allie Pal-
mer, left hook artist from Squad-
ron C. Abraham was still unde-
feated at the evening's end by
virtue of a T.K.O. in the third
Around when the referee decided
that Palmer had had enough. Sgt.
Mel Altis, field boxing coach,
stated after the fight that
Abraham looks like the only op-
ponent in sight for Squadron C's



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undefeated George Murphy, and in-
tends to match them in Monday
night's card
Blankenship "Sauawks"
John Heinlein of "B" was the
winner of a close fight in the
sixth bout over Ordnance's Charlie
Blankenship. Needless to say,
voluble Charlie vehemently pro-
tested the decision, even to the
extent of mimlcing Joe Jacobs In
his immortal "I wuz robbed!"
In the final, and main bout of
the evening, "C's" undefeated Al
Ragusa was clearly and cleanly
outclassed by Dale Heersche of
the Shipping Squadron. Rasusa
hit the canvas in the third canto
as a result of a murderous left
to the chin by Heersche. Although
defeated, Ragusa lost no prestige
as far as his boxing ability is
concerned, he just happened to
meet a better man.
Meanwhile, Coach Altis plans to
leave no stone unturned in at-
tempting to find a suitable op-
ponent for Heersche in the matches
to be held Monday night.
Below is the schedule of bouts
for Monday night's card at the
Athletic Field Ring:
Jewell Cortez (Sq. C)
Workman Ullom (Sq. C)
Tsiropolous Puleo (344th)
Sapien DeSimone (344th)
Anello Leeson (40th)
Koster Castleman (Sq. C)
Renaldi Bublitz (344th)
Abraham Murphy (Sq. C)
Heersche (Shipping Sq.) need a
good 175 pounder.

Soldier, you've got a date:



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go mere figure of speech is the word "champions" when applied
to the 25th Altitude Training Unit volleyball team. This amaz-
ing sextet downed the 446th patball team last Tuesday after-
noon to chalk up its 18th straight win in the Inter-squadron
competition and finish the season undefeated.
Most of their 18 victories were decided in two-game matches
and possibly none was more thrilling than their finale. In the
contest last Tuesday, the "Cellar Fliers," as these pressure
chamber crewmen have named themselves, took the first game by
a 21-12 score and then in the second, with the 446th leading
20-13, scored nine straight points to win the game and match,
Taking the bows in the foreground of the above picture is the
outfit's imperturbable feline mascot, "Re-check." Meanwhile,
forming the background for "Re-check's" debut in pictures are
ten of the eleven members of the team that marched victoriously
through 18 straight games to bring the field's volleyball crown
to one of the youngest organization's on the post.
They are, left to right (back row): Pvt. Charles Sprowles,
Pvt. Art Stevens, T/Sgt. Thomas Hill, acting first sergeant;
Pfc. Randall (Camera Shy) Shriber, Pfc. Raymond Mortimer and
Pvt. Robert Martin. Front row: T/Sgt. Frank Seagle, team cap-
tain; Pfc. William Hopper, Pfc. Dale Hastings and Cpl. Clinton
Chandler. On furlough at the time the picture was taken was
Pfc. William Kercher.
Plans are being made to present the champions with their tro-
phy at a ceremony during the dance at the Rec Hall Thursday
night. The presentation will be made by the Special Service
'Office and arrangements are being made to includee the ceremony
in the half-hour broadcast over WDLP.


Weather permitting, Tyndali's
colored ring exponents will put
on their biggest card of the sea-
son Wednesday night at their own
recreation center. The matches
are scheduled to begin at 7 P.M.
with the following men expected
to represent their respective
907th W MEDICS
Robert Clemmer Ernest Brown
Judge Williams Bill Adams
Carl Cartwright St. Clair Cave

Ezell Williams
Robert Jernigan
Arthur Williams
Hester Love

In less tnan two months, one
hundred and six Tyndall Field
enlisted men have donned gloves
to participate in the inter-
squadron and Skunk Hollow boxing
According to opinions expressed
by T/F officers and enlisted men
familiar with boxing activities
in the E.F.T.C., this number of
GIs engaging in supervised boxing
matches within such a short length
of time is some sort of a record.
Credit for the amazing popular-
ity of the T/F fight cards must
be evenly distributed among the
boxers themselves, their coach
and instructor, the faithful fals
and the P.T. and Special Services
Offices who sponsor the bouts.


A Tyndall Field soldier, ac-
cused with two others of at-
tacking and robbing a Spring-
field man, has been sentenced
to eight years confinement and
dishonorable discharge from
the Army.
The soldier, former Pvt.
Thomas C. Hicks, and two oth-
er soldiers who are awaiting
trial are alleged to have ta-
ken a car, $230 in cash, a
wallet, a wrist watch and a
pocket watch from James A.
Amison of Springfield.
Witnesses at the general
courts martial related the
following account of the rob-
bery, which occurred several
weeks ago:
Hicks and his two .companions.
met Amison at a roadhouse near
Wewahitchka, and asked him to
give them a ride to that town,
which he did. The four got
something to eat together, and
then in Anison's car rode to-
wards Springfield.
When they neared the inter-
section of highway 52, the
soldiers asked Amison to turn
to the left, and, Amison al-
leged, threatened to harm him
if he did not comply with
their request.
As they were riding down
highway 52, one of the sol-


Early this week President
Roosevelt signed the Depend-
ents Bill, a measure which
boosts payments to dependents
of servicemen.
The new law, which was
passed by the House and Senate
by a wide margin, provides
for $50 monthly for a wife,
$30 for the first child and
$20 fbr each additional child.
The present allowance for a
wife is $50 monthly, $12 for
the first child and $10 for
each additional child.
The servicemans present
contribution of $22 a month
toward his family's support
will not be affected by the
increased allowances measure.
diers said, "There's a buddy
of mine in the ditch. Stop
the car."
Amison stopped and all got
out of the car. Then, Amison
declared,he was compelled to
walk down the highway about
200 yards from the car. There,
he said, the soldiers slugged
him and took his money and the
two watches. Then drove off in
his car.
The automobile later was
found abandoned near the Ala-
bama line, and Military Police
apprehended the three enlisted
men at their homes. Hicks was
picked up at Candor, N.C.

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upon a ticket will be refunded
upon the transfer of the holder
from this station or on his
being placed on detached ser-
According to Capt. Casey,
one of the chief problems of
his office has been the sur-
plus of food in one mess hall
and the shortage experienced
by another mess hall during
the same meal. The captain
believes that the system of
passes and tickets will great-
ly alleviate that situation,
since the tickets and passes
will plainly designate the
mess hall in which the holder
is assigned to eat, thereby
eliminating the somewhat com-
mon practice of GIs not "pa-
tronizing" the mess halls to
which they have been regularly

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...to do the work of fighting
men...to fill their size
Proud are they to have been
born Americans and we hail
their consciousness of the
debt that appends to their
nativity. In the best way, in
the Army, they are making full

payment for their heritage and Wednesday, 'PALM BEACH STORY,'
it remains only for others to Claudette Colbert, Joes McCrea.


follow in their footsteps, to
answer the call of the present
WAC enlistment campaign--to
reaffirm their devotion to the
cause of liberty and right by
donning the honored uniform of
the WAC.

Thursday, 'HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, Mary
Martin, Dick Powell, Rudy Vallee.
PLAINS,' Buster Crabbe.

2 = 18

There are things I'd
like to show you
Once you've given me
a name--
But until I really
know you
Lack of confidence
prohibits same.
Meanwhile fellas, the
War Fund needs your aid,
So in sweet charity's
name heed that call!
Really give on the
day that you get paid
To that greatest cause



It has a smothering and blanketing
effect cutting off oxygen from the
burning material.

Produces from 18 to 24 gallons of Foam.
It is filled with a water solution of
Sodium Bicarbonate containing a Foam
producing agent. A small inner vial
contains Aluminum Sulphate. In case of
FIRE, INVERT it. The internal pressure
resulting from the chemical reaction of
the two fluids forces out the Foam.



P0 -1
Saturday, 'YOUNG IDEAS,' Mary
Astor, Herbert Marshall.
Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck.
MR. SMITH, Allen Jones, Evelyn
Frank Albertson, Ruth Terry.
Olivia de Havilland, Robert Cum-
mings, Jack Carson.
Lewis and Band, Nan Wynn.

Sun., Mon., 'LET'S FACE IT,' Bob
Hope, Betty Hutton.
Tues., Wed., 'DR. GILLESPIE'S
CRIMINAL CASE,' Lionel Barrymore,
Marilyn Maxwell.
Late Show Wed., 'SOMEONE TO RE-
TON,' Lum and Abner.
Saturday, 'MEXICALI ROSE, Gene
A try.
Late Show Sat., 'THE FALLEN
SPARROW,' John Garfield.
Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson.
Tuesday, 'CASABLANCA, Humphrey
Bogart, Ingrid Bergman.

P e r


October 3Qq 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page

1. Give within two th-6number
of keys that a standard piano

2. There is only one point -in
the United States where four
states touch. Three of these
states are Colorado, Arizona and
New Mexico. What is the fourth

3. Is a sand hog an animal or
a human?

4. Do the stripes on the legs
of a zebra go up and down or

5. Was Winston Churchill the
only child of Lord and Lady
Randolph Churchill?

6. Is it true that lobsters
can swim backwards?

7. If you hated women, would
you be called a misogynist?

8. If you hated men, would you
be called an amanuensis?

9. What time was it when the
mouse ran up the clock?

10. Under the same conditions,

which balloon would break first
on a hot sunny day -- a black
one or a white one?

1. 88.
2. Utah.
3. A human- a laborer who works
under compressed air.
4. Around.
5. No. He had one younger
brother -- Major John Strange
6. True.
7. Yes.
8. No -- an amanuensis is a
9. One o'clock.
Id. A black one. Black absorbs
the sun faster than white.
Then there was the future sel-
ectee who wrote his draft board.
Upon closing, instead of putting
'Sincerely yours,' he wrote,
'Eventually yours.'

Draftee: 'Do you think they'll
send me overseas, doctor?'
Examining Physician: 'Not un-
less we're invaded!'

Sally's back from Hollywood
Evading all its perils;
Sally's reputation's good--
No hits, no runs, no errols.



- ., -

Brooklynite: 'And what did you
do in civilian life?'
Buddy: 'Worked in Des Moines.'
Brooklynite: 'Coal or iron?
Beneath this stonelies Murphy;
They buried him today.
He lived the life of Riley,
While Riley was away.

The Jap admiral reported- to the
'Son of Heaven':
'We blasted Pearl Harbor, mis-
sion not so successful. We blast-
ed Wake Island, success not so
good. We blasted Midway Island,
no good. We blasted Bataan and
Attu, no good. We just a bunch
of no-good blasters.'


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Squadron A

Was a senior in high school
when drafted in January, 1943...
Comes from El Dorado, Ark...Play-
ed forward on his high school
basketball squad- also pitched
for the softball team.
Sent to Sheppard Field, Tex.
for basic training and followed
up with Sheppard's A.M. course.
Assigned to Tyndall gunnery
school directly from Sheppard...
Believes his niche in the AAF to
be an aerial engineer...Plans to
go to college for engineering of
some sort when war is over.

Class 43-48 Squadron E
Called to active duty while in
second year at Alabama Poly Tech
(Auburn) where he was studying
aeronautical engineering....Auburn,
Ala., is his home town...Played
football for his high school
gridiron squad.
Although destined to become an
aviation cadet, was called in as
a-Pvt. Feb. 28, 1943 and sent to
Miami for basic training...Six
weeks as an aviation student at
the College Training Detachment
at North Carolina U. followed
and then was shipped to Nash-
ville, Tenn., for classification.



Squadron B
Last week's G.o.t.W. for Squad-
ron B, Baeumel completes gunnery
training as top gunner of his
class...Hails from Newton, Kan.
Is 22 years old...Following grad-
uation from high school he went
to work as an automobile mechanic.
Enlisted in the Infantry in
April, 1940...Transferred to the
AAF in August, 1943, in order to
get overseas...Acquired staff
sergeant stripes in Infantry as
platoon sergeant.

Squadron D
Paxton, Ill., was the birth-
place of this 26 year-old gunner,
who now calls Stormlake, Iowa,
his home town....Enlis.ted in AAF
September 3, 1942 at Des Moines.
Was stationed at More Field,
Tex., where he was a squadron
inspector...Was sent to Sheppard
Field for A.M. course from there,
and then to Tyndall.
Worked as an auto mechanic in
civilian life, also employed for
two years at Lockheed's plant in
Burbank, Calif.

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Squadron C

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Enlisted in September, 1942,
for glider pilot training...Sent
to Sheppard Field for re-classi-
fication when G.P. training was
discontinued...Finally shipped
to Lowry for armament course and
then to Tyndall for gunnery.
Calls Madison, North Dakota,
home...Graduated from local high
school...Caught for industrial
league baseball and softball
teams...Operated a drive-in
restaurant prior to enlistment,
Plans to return to same when
peace comes.

Squadron E
Is a native of Huntingdon, Pa.
Entered service at Langley
Field, Va...Soon after was sent
to Casey Jones Air Mechanics'
School at Newark, N.J...Sailed
for Puerto Rico in Oct., 1940
with a bombardment group and
spent 18 months there as an air
mechanic...The island of Aruba
was his next stop, and from there
he went to Natal, Brazil.
Spent one year as a flexible
gunner on A-20's and B-18's which
gave protection to convoys be-
tween Brazil's Natal and Dakar
in Africa.

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