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Pa o 9 THE TYNDATT, TARGET
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SONNEL OF THE AAF FLEXIBLE GUN-
NERY SCHOOL, PANAMA CITY, FLA.
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Of Public Relations Officer.
Col. Leland S. Skranathan
Special Service Officer:
Capt. Owen 0. Freeman
Public Relations Officer:
Lt. William B. Pratt
Capt. J.A. Dickerman
S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
Sauf Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
Cpl. Harry Bardi Pfc. E.T. Delbyck
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.
nu rchl 1 ,
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.
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One week ago today, cul-
minating a series of confer-
ences, three men sat down to
a state dinner in the banquet
room of the Kremlin. For all
appearances they represented
a trilogy in divergence, with
wide differences occurring in
backgrounds and beliefs.
popular Anthony Eden, Brit-
ain's Foreign Secretary, and
schooled in the best of Eng-
lish tradition, was there, as
was our own Secretary of
State, well-born Cordell Hull,
product of a country where
capitalism flourishes as no-
where else. The two English-
speaking gentlemen had come
a long way to dine with
Premier Joseph Stalin of
Georgian peasant origin, a
man termed ruthless by many
and the number one exponent
of communism- ironically,
chief bugaboo of the demo-
Critics of our Russian ally,
will not care to remember
that not so very long ago,
Soviet might, coupled with
that of Germany, could have
spelled the end of everything
for the rest of the world.
That she chose to throw her
lot in with the then weakly
anred and unprepared European
democracies was no matter of
pink idealism or suddenly ac-
quired love for capitalism.
Rather it was typical Russian
candor, that having examined
the political and economic
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9:00 A.M ...Protestant Sun-
10:00 A.M....Gunners Mass at
10:00 A.M....Protestant Wor-
11:00 A.M..Gunners Protestant
Service at Theater
11:15 A.M .............. Mass
7:30 P.M.... Evening Worship
12:15 P.M....Protestant wor-
5:30 P.M............ .... .Mass
7:30 P.M....Choir Rehearsal
5:30 P.M............... Mass
7:30 P.M.....Jewish Service
5:30 P.M............... Mass
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he Is
present at the "hapel)
A LETTER FROM HOME
No doubt there are many of us in the uniform of
our country who never fully realized just how much a
letter from home could mean to us until we enlisted
or were drafted in the service. Somehow we are more
conscious of an interest in and a concern for our
friends and loved ones left behind. Even if the
letter is from a mere acquaintance, which we perhaps
would have scanned hurriedly in civilian life, we
read it over and over again, drinking in every word
and phrase. Not infrequently we read between the
lines the spirit of each letter and as we read feel
our spirits lifted above the drab monotony of our
Ages ago the Heavenly Father wrote a letter to all
his sons and daughters away from home. Of all the
letters from home this is indeed the greatest, the
most important and will do for our spirits what no
earthly letter can ever do.
In this letter, the Bible, our Father tells us how
he will redeem our lives from destruction, how daily
he is willing to crown us with loving kindness and a
multitude of his tender mercies. He tells us about
home and how we shall be able to go home, that even
our transportation has been arranged if only we will
come and ask for it.
How often do you read THIS LETTER FROM HOME? Come
to the religious services provided for you and hear
this letter read and explained.
SGT. ROBERT D, BARfELSON, Sibley,
Iowa: Turret Spotlight Instructor:
"I was in the middle of my basic
training at the Blackland Army
Flying School in Waco, Texas.
And believe me it was rugged."
FFC. JOHN E. BERNHARD, Payette-
ville, Ga.; Gunnery Student: "In
civilian life--enjoyed life as a
farmer in Fayetteville. I hope
to get back to the farm real soon
and take up where I left off."
CFL. WALTER J. KNIGHT, Odessa,
Texas; Turret Maintenance: "I
was in the Amy and working as an
Aerial Engineer in Smyrna Air
Base, Tenn. Even though I am now
working on turrets I find my
other work was more interesting."
PFC. EDWARD P. BAILEY, Long Isl and,
N.Y.; Gunnery Student: "I was a
happy civilian, working for Dunn
and Bradstreet-Chamber St., N.Y.
I was a printer and mai Iman.
Don't get me wrong I still like
SGT. ROBERT A. WHITE, Colorado
Springs, Colo.; Turret Instruc-
tor: "I was a civilian truck
driver for Colorado Springs Con-
struction Co. at Camp Carson,
Colo. I worked about the same
hours as I do now."
THT 'PVNnTAT.T, TARGET
QUESTION: "WHAT WERE YOU DO-
ING A YEAR AGO TODAY?"
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. DAN LEVINSON
November 6. 1943 TPage 3
NON-COM CLUB IS APPROVED
FOR TYNDALL FIELD
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR ORGANIZATION GETS
UNDER WAY; CONSTRUCTION TO START
WHEN $4,000 RAISED
Charter Memberships to Cost $5 Each; Dues
$1 a Month; Site Set Aside for
AWARD FOR GUNNERS
Long-cherished hopes of Tyndall Field non-coms, who for
many months have dreamed of the day when they would have a
clubhouse of their own, apparently are about to be fulfilled.
An NCO club has been approved by the Commanding Officer and
a drive for members was launched yesterday.
Plans are being drawn for the building, four acres of land
have been set aside for it, and a constitution has been ap-
All that remains is for the field's non-commissioned officers
to sign their names on the dot-
te membership line.
Construction of the building
will start as soon as 800 non-
coms have paid $5 charter mem-
Members of the first three
grades heard about the proposed
club yesterday at a meeting in
the Post Theater.
The job of drawing up the in-
itial plans for the club has
been done by the post's first
sergeants and by members of the
Tyndall Field Exchange Council.
The first sergeant of each
squadron has been designated to
sell the membership tickets,
which were placed on sale yester-
day. Memberships are $5 each,
and monthly dues, which will not
be collected until the club is
in operation, will be $1.
The Conmanding Officer has de-
signated a four-acre site at the
corner of Suwannee Road and
Mississippi Avenue for the
building. The non-cons who have
been working on the plans for
organizing the club said the
building when finished will be
a finer place than anything in
Panana City or on Tyndall Field.
The Post Engineers are draw-
ing construction plans for the
building now. A dance floor, a
dining room, sandwich shop,
soft drink and beer bar, and
other facilities are to be in-
cluded. The plans are being
drawn so that the club may be
expanded frcn time to time.
As planned, the building will
be large enough to accommodate
every permanent party non-corn
on the field.
Construction will begin as
soon as $4,000 is raised through
the sale of charter memberships.
Quick purchases of these member-
ships was urged in order that
the club may be put in operation
as soon as possible.
Under the constitution, anyone
who is transferred before the
club is finished will be re-
funded his membership fee.
Visiting NCO's will receive
courtesy cards, but sixth and
seventh grade men will not be
allowed as either members or
All first sergeants on the
field will be members of the
ITS UGLY CIPHERS
So numbers intrigue you, do
Well, they intrigue Pfc. Dick
H. Moore, of Tyndall Field, too.
Two pairs of numbers have caused
the Transportation Motor Pool
Truck Driver no end of amusement.
Pfc. Moore, the son of Mrs.
Louis Robertson, of Columbia,
Tenn., has been in the Army for
13 months. In itself, that's not
But what is strange is the fact
that he's a member of the 907th
Quartermaster Detachment, and his
home address Is 907 South Main St.
(where his mother still resides)
in Columbia, Tenn.
His telephone number is 9973
and--you guessedit--his selective
service order number at induction
Thomas A. Howell, former Tyn-
dall field adjutant who also
served as assistant director of
training before being transfer-
red to Maxwell Field, has been
promoted to the rank of lieuten--
ant colonel, it was learned here
board of governors, but other
officers will be elected by the
membership. M/Sgt. Charles Grady
of the 69th, who works in the
Budget and Fiscal Office, has
been designated to act tempor-
arily as secretary-treasurer
during the organization period.
WAC NCO's also are eligible
When the club is organized
and the building has been con-
structed, it is planned to have
at least one free dance and one
free stag party for manbers each
month, in addition to other so-
A free party for members may
be held at the Rec.Hall in the
near future in order that every-
one may get acquainted.
First sergeants have member-
ship tickets to sell and it was
emphasized that the sooner the
$4,000 is raised the sooner the
club will be constructed.
The "Gunners of the Class"
are getting more reward for
their efforts than just having
their picture published in the
A gold identification brace-
let, pictured above, with the
gunner's name and serial numb-
er on the back, is given to
the man who is selected as the
outstanding gunner of his
NAME 'PAPER DOLL'
AND WIN THEATER
We're still wanting a name for
the Target's "Paper Doll, the
seductive siren who will be a
regular feature henceforth.
This week her lovely likeness
as portrayed by artist Pvt. Jimmy
Stevenson appears on Page 9.
Several suggestions were re-
ceived this week in the contest
to give her a name.
Anyone on the field may offer a
suggestion for her moniker, and
the person turning in the best
name will get two books of the-
50 FREE MOVIES SHOWN
More than 50 free movies were
shown on the field during October,
according to figures compiled by
Capt. 0.0. Freeman, Special Ser-
The free movies, which included
films furnished by the Red Cross
and USO and "GI Movies, were
shown at the hospital and the
white and negro Rec Halls.
OUR FRONT COVER
Our front cover this week
takes us inside one of the two
Pressure Chambers located at
the Station Hospital. In the
'Chamber' student gunners are
tested to see whether they can
take it. 'Taking it' in this
instance means functioning at
par in the rarefied atmosphere
of higher altitudes.
Looking through the porthole
at the right is Sgt. Frank Ur-
banic of Southview, Pa., con-
trol operator of the Pressure
Chamber. Seated dead center,
and acting as inside observer
is Pfc. Daniel N. Groover,
Daytona Beach, Fla., who is
watching for signs of weakness
in any of his charges.
Both men, members of the
Cellar Fliers, are doing in-
valuable work in determining
the 'altitude fitness' of the
student gunners and are really
The picture was taken by
Sgt. Dan Levinson.
GETS EIGHT YEARS
Convicted of Striking Man
Over Head With Wine
Bottle, Taking $82
Convicted by a military court
of assaulting and robbing a civ-
ilian who has died since the
crime was committed, a soldier
stationed at the Apalachicola
Flexible Gunnery Camp was sen-
tenced at Tyndall Field this week
to _eight years at hard labor and
dishonorable discharge from the
The soldier was Pvt. Billy C.
Hazelrigs, charged under the 93rd
Article of War with striking J.P.
Flanagan over the head with a
wine bottle and robbing him of
his clothes and a wallet contain-
ing $82 in cash. The attack occ-
ured the night of September 20.
Since that time, Flanagan has
died but prosecuting officers
said his death was in no way can-
nected with the assault.
Hazelrigs, in an unsworn state-
ment made to the court by his de-
fense counsel, admitted that he
had been drinking with Flanagan
at the Oasis Bar in Apalachicola.
He said he had five or six bot-
tles of beer before meeting Flan-
agan, that he had a "rum and
coke" at the Oasis, and that he,
Flanagan and another soldier
drank two quarts of wine in an
alley behind the Oasis.
He said he and Flanagan were
having an argument "about the
south" and that Flanagan struck
him. Then, Hazelrigs said, "I
saw red." He said he remembered
nothing that occurred after that.
Introduced as evidence was a
confession previously signed by
the defendant in which he stated
that he had struck Flanagan over
the head with a wine bottle,
knocking him out, then removed
the victim's clothes and took his
wallet. The defense contended
the confession was obtained under
The defense counsel, contending
that Hazelrigs was so drunk at
the time of the crime that he did
not know what he was doing and
was not responsible for his ac-
tions, called as a witness Capt.
Granville G. McCollum, medical
officer at the Apalachicola sta-
tion, who said that three hours
after the assault had taken place
he examined Hazelr~igs in the
guardhouse and found him "very
drunk." The medical officer said
he rubbed his finger over Hazel-
rigs' eyeball and that there was
absolutely no reflex action.
Cadets of the 43-45 graduating
class will celebrate their com-
pletion of the gunnery course
with a graduation dinner in the
cadet mess hall Monday night.
Col. Leland S. Stranathan, Com-
manding Officer, will be the guest
of honor at the party.
The affair will start at 6:45.
November R. 1948
HT E TYNDALL TARGET
As I P.f.c.
110V AMD FOREVER
Steadily the British and Ameri-
can forces push ahead on the road
to Rome and stubbornly resisting,
the Nazis fall back. It is sav-
age fighting marked by high casu-
alties on both sides. Blasting
and bayoneting their way up steep
Massico ridge that looks down on
the Mediterranean, the Tommies
take the village of Casanova.
Forty miles inland, winning dog-
gedly from ridge to ridge, Yanks
succeed in occupying some of the
highest points on Mt. Matese. As
a result of the twin action, the
Nazi mountain line has been put
in jeopardy and from the crags
where yesterday a jackal snarl-
ed an American eagle screams
On the road to Mandalay where
the flying Wellingtons play, their
bombs ome up like thunder from
Jap bases on the way. Coming bp
like the dawn in Rudyard Kipl ing's
famous poem, 'Road to Mandalay,'
Indian based RAF Wellington bomb-
ers and American Mitchells are
knocking the Japs out of their
upper berths, as their bombs fall
on railway lines leading from
Rangoon and Mandalay. And in the
lines, 'Come you back you British
soldier, come you back to Manda.
lay'--the Mikado's men are dis-
covering they have something else
to worry about.
Bearing no resemblance to the
men of mettle they were reputed
to be, sorry thousands of Hitler's
former birds of prey are squawk-
ing under the netting of the great
chicken-coop of Crimea. The
capture of strategic Perekop on
the Isthmus, by the Russians, was
a black day in der feuhrer's
little black book, for domination
of the Black.Sea Is assured by
control of the Crimea. Meanwhile
the Nazi retreat in the Dnieper
valley has turned into a rout a
route that may lead to the heart
of Germany itself.
While the Nazis admit that the
accumulation of landing craft in
southern British ports may merely
be window dressing, they know
that the Allied window that looks
out on the war is illuminated by
the Victory Power and Light Com-
pany, with affiliates all over
the world. In the light of all
this, it is not surprising to
learn that coastal based Nazis on
the Adriatic, fear commando leap
frog tactics over the quivering
German rear. From that point a
hop, skip and a jump should leave
our commandos smack in the center
of the Balkans.
-Pfc. E.T. DELBYCK
New Cream Protects
Tank Men from Burns
Ft. Knox, Ky. (CNS)-A new
cream has been developed which
gives almost 100% protection
against flash burns up to nearly
1,000" C., the Armored Force
Command here has announced.
It is expected that the cream will
be especially effective in tank
forces where burns account for 1i:
of all casualties.
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
I Along Them
L Main Stem
of cigarette smoking is its Executive Officer, Lt. Col. Floyd
M. Hyndman. Cpl. Billy Grout, "the nation's #1 yardbird,"
who left the field several months ago, was also considered an
expert when it came to putting together "the making's" of the
famous "Bull," and probably one of the greatest competitions
of all time would have been a "rolling contest" between these
two deft "Durham Designers."
However, a glance at the records would compel us to roll
along with Col. Hyndman -- especially since the colonel re-
ceived his "basic" in "Bull" in the saddle as a member of the
Although the colonel has seldom demonstrated his art and
skill at tobacco rolling to the public, there have been oc-
casions when circumstances would not permit otherwise. One
of these rare occasions was last Christmas at the Post Hospi-
tal. Col. Hyndman was the guest speaker at the Medics' Christ-
mas Party and since his fondness for the North Carolina leaf
is well known, Major Cleo M. Miller, post surgeon, presented
him with a carton of twel-ve "Bulls" and an ample supply of
"rolling paper," as a close inspection of the above photo will
The picture itself ,is Capt. Joseph A. Dickerman's entry for
top honors in this column. Not to be taken lightly is Captain
Dickerman's choice, for as Post Photographic and Reproduction
Officer, he has passed judgement on some 40,000 prints and has
chosen the above as his favorite. The captain, a native of
St. Louis, Mo., arrived at Tyndall as a cadet in October, 1941.
He was assigned to the Photo Section in May, 1942.
Getting back to the picture, Col. Hyndman is reported to have
been highly pleased with his "practical gift," and lost no time
in demonstrating to the party's guests just how a "hand made"
should be rolled. In commenting on his "basic training" with
U.S. horse troops, the colonel stated that "If you couldn't
roll a cigarette on horseback while going at a full trot, you
couldn't stay in the cavalry."
Ill health final ly forced the colonel to reti re from the
service after two decades with cavalry and tank units. How-
ever, he was re-called to active duty when war clouds began
to gather and upon assignment to Tyndall Field, served first
as post executive officer, then as C.0. of the 80th Air Base
Group, and then re-appointed as executive officer, his present
While his work at Tyndall Field is undoubtedly a far cry
from the action and excitement of life with the U.S. Cavalry,
we believe the colonel's fingers have lost little of theirs
nimbleness when it comes to roll ing a "Bull, and that the
pleasure that comes from rolling a "perfect one" is still as
great as ever. Also, with the paper shortage being what it is
we'll bet that the colonel is w wistfully eyeing the calendar'
looking forward to December 25, 1943, and another year's supply
of tobacco and precious paper.
of tobacco and prec ious pape r.
...... Jimmy Durante, who is
now playing a leading role in
MGM's "Two Sisters and a Sailor"
says: "It's disgustin' .. Lines,
lines nottin' but lines!. I
goes to the butchers, and what do
I find? A long line o'dames
waiting' to get a hunk o'brisket!
I goes to the delicatessen, and
what do I find? A long line
o'dames waltin' to get a piece
o'butter! Then I goes to the
house, broken in spirit an' both
arches, and what do I find? A
long line o'blll collectors,
waitin' to get ME!"
...... Mutual's Wednesday show
'Drean On, Soldier' featuredPvt.
Lionel Stander, formnner MGCf star..
The show spots a 'Pin-up Girl,'
and tunes from the G.I. Hit Kit
...... Sydney Greenstreet makes
his debut as a 'kindly fellow' in
Warner Bros. 'Outward Bound' ..
John Garfield will star in the
aged stage play's movie adapta-
tion ... ... Mrs. Dick Haymes
takes all the buttons off the
singing star's coat before each
broadcast .. Reason: Studio fans
have a penchant for snatching them
....... Clara Bow may hit the
comeback trail in Paramount's
'Rythm Ranch'.. Jack Haley, Ozzie
Nelson's band, Harriet Hilliard,
and the N.T.G. girls will star.
..... WWL promises a pic of
Jill Jackson for a column soon ..
She's an outstanding actress, on
several New Orleans shows ... ...
BLUE's Dorothy Kirsten sings on
the "Keepsakes" show, a favorite
on that network .. Not bad on the
eyes, eh, guys? ... ... CBStar
Dinah Shore will appear on "Birds-
eye" show, 8:30-9:00, locally
over WWL .. The lovely miss is a
GI favorite ... ... Leslie Chart-
eris, creator of "The Saint" is
writing a story for Deanna Durbin
.. Should be a good yarn ... ...
On B'way, "One Touch of Venust
stars Mary Martin .. It's a howl
of a good comedy.
... ... Duke Ellington will
make his second Carnegie Hall
date on Dec. 2 .. The swingster
is one of the few top band-leaders
to appear there twice ... .... Guy
Lombardo is back at New York's
Hotel Roosevelt .. It's his 14th
year there ...... NBC's Abbott
and Costello return to that net
soon .. Costello is nearly re-
covered from his sickness ......
Betty Hutton will appear in Para-
mount's 'Incendiary Blonde' ..
It's the story of Tex Guinan ...
THE TYNDALL TARGET
No3T TYNDALT TARGET P
STUDENTS SHOW 17
PERCENT GAIN IN
Physical Training Program
Shows Results in
When a gunnery student ar-
rives at Tyndall Field he is
already in pretty good phy-
sical condition, because he
already has had his basic
training, which is guaranteed
to make muscles grow where
they never grew before.
But when he leaves the gun-
nery school, he is stronger,
on an average, by 17 percent.
Records of physical fitness
tests, taken when the student
arrives and just before he
leaves, prove this figure, ac-
cording to Lt. H.B. Lawson,
post director of physical
The intensive physical train-
ing which the soldier gets in
addition to his classroom and
range work materially increases
his strength and agility and
thus makes him fitted for the
rigorous life which he will
find in the combat zone to
which he is sent.
Each new student, shortly
after his arrival must take a
test to measure his fitness.
The test consists of "sit-ups,"
"pull-ups," and running over
a 300-yard shuttle course. In
the "sit-up," the soldier lies
on his back, hands behind his
head, with a companion holding
down his legs. He sits up
and touches his knees with his
elbows as many times as pos-
sible; The "pull-up" con-
sists of chinningg" on a bar.
The shuttle run consists of
sprinting five times between
markers placed 60 yards apart,
as fast as possible.
One recently graduated class
scored a class physical fit-
ness rating of 49.9 when it
first arrived and boosted this
figure to 63.3 before it left.
The average physical fitness
rating on arrival is 54, the
average after completion of
the course is 63.
Many squadrons average 12
pull-ups after completing the
course. They started out with
an average of eight apiece.
Although the physical train-
ing instructors work with the
students en masse, many in-
dividuals furnish interesting
One student, Cpl. Woodrow W.
Cook, did 31 sit-ups (47
points), five pull-ups (30
points) and ran the 300-yard
shuttle-run in 59 seconds (40
points) to get a physical fit-
ness rating of 45 when first
tested. Five weeks later,
this man did 69 sit-ups (75
points), 16 pull-ups (78
points), and'ran the shuttle-
run in 45 seconds (71 points)
to earn a physical fitness
rating of 75.
Students are placed into
five categories. Seventy-
eight or more points mean "ex-
FOR YOUR FOOT LOCKER
We can think of no reason for printing this picture of movie
star Ann Sothern except the fact that she's nice to look at.
And that's sufficient.
With Christmas coming up, mrst
of the brethren are swearing off
those blind dates, which, all of a
sudden, are so easy to get. And
talking about winter generally, the
outfit generally is getting those 'long
handles' policed up.
Cpl. William Harding is one man
so proud of his job that, in apply-
hig for furlough he wanted to sign
those papers with the initials "M.
P." And still on the personal side
-just why does Pvt. Add Gillison
like rice for breakfast and dinner
The U. S. 0. had a swell party on
Hallowe'en. Sgt. Fox took it as a re-
flection on his mess that the most
earnest efforts were directed to ap-
ple bobbing. That new reduction in
rations seems to be felt. And speak-
ing of Fox, he and the rest of the
boys working in the new Cadet Mess
were much gratified at all the -kind
words said about that mess.
Members of the boxing team are
all in share for the matches sched-
uled for the 3rd. By the time this
appears in print, the phrase "all in"
may well apply to yours truly whc.
was foolish enough to sign up in the
novice class. Hospital here I come
These bouts have been postponed for
several weeks because of the lack of
a lighting system. Our thanks to
the special service officer for taking
care of that need.
-Cpl. A. E. Williams.
cellent," 64 points "very
good," 47 points "good," 34
points "poor" and less than 34
"very poor. "
Those students who fall in
the "poor" and "very poor"
classes on their second test
appear before a board to in-
vestigate their physical fit-
ness status. The board then
either recommends elimination,
sets the students back in an-
other class or refers the case
to the post surgeon.
BARITONE NEW STAR ON
POST RADIO PROGRAMS
Tyndall Field's radio and stage
shows have a new star--Cpl. John
Cpl. Plackmeler, from St.
Charles, Mo., is the possessor of
an excellent bass-baritone voice.
A graduate of St. Charles High
School in 1938, he won an audi-
tion entitling him to a scholar-
ship to the Jouilllard School of
Music (New York), but explains "I
didn't go, because I wanted to
have sufficient money to carry me
through without working in my
spare time. I hope to accept the
scholarship after the war has been
Now a crew chief on a A-23-A,
and a recent arrival at Tyndall
Field, Cpl. Plackmeier was a de-
sign development engineer with
Curtiss-Wright Aircraft, St.
Louis, before entering the Air
Forces some 11 months ago.
As a hobby, he. sang in the
chorus of the St. Louis Municipal
Opera, and after entrance into
the service became a vocalist on
the "Sheppard Field Hour," over
station KWFT, Wichita Falls, Tex.
Prior to induction, he was a mem-
ber of a male quartet over sta-
tion WEW, St. Louis.
Sgt. and Mrs. Frederick "Red" Gilmore will observe their first
wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 1944. It happened in Port St. Joseph
(Joseph Is always used in referring to such events) and caused more
excitement than anything since the yellow fever epidemic of 1840...
When Sgt. Mllgaten and wife left for Joisey and Flatbush he left the
duty of warming the cokes and selling nickles to Cpl. Wood in the
filing room...Cpl. Bardi finally got Samiof and Pooser out of his
town house and closed it for the season. Bardi has been sticking
fairly close to the post since an inspecting officer found his bar-
racks bag around some brogans.
Pvt. Mahoney returned from the camouflage school and said they
taught him "if you can't hide an object, make it look like something
else. ...M/Sgt. Boutwel-l is back on duty after a furlough tour which
took him to Panama City, Bay Harbor, Millvllle, Lynn Haven and lower
Harrison Avenue...The Target office has moved again. With Army ef-
ficiency we expect 'em to put It on wheels any time now...And Capt.
Singleton and the S-3 section is back in the rear of headquarters
again. Gladtaseeya back, Captain.
Lt. Col. Randolph's new secretary is Mrs. Dorothy Auger...Frances
Gapen is in Greenville, S.C., on a visit with the folks...S/Sgt.
Johnny Gebauer has gone back to Houston on furlough and a similar
vacation has taken Cpl. Kay "Cutie" Courtnay, of the message center,
to (of all places) Decora, Iowa--wherever that is.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian W. Brooks are spending their vacation in
Orchids to Marvil (the name is really all it implies) Larsen, of
Mail and Records, who has completed one year with Post Engineers
without ever having lost her temper or ceasing to smile regardless
of what difficulties arise. She will soon leave on a well-earned
"furlough" for a visit with her family in Chicago.
Jean, Anne, Marion, Ruth and Annette, the P.E. Quiz Kids, were
stumped this week and after inquiries from this entire office force
and several outside organizations, the Post Library contributed the
correct answer to "who was the author of Robinson Crusoe.9
Mr. Pierson, our Chief Clerk, and Mr. Byrd, of Property, are wel-
caned back after absences caused by illness.
Mr. Lamar Chalker of Marlanna, Mrs. Mary Frankenfeld of Enid,
Oklahoma and Sgt. Stanley J. Bashford of Seymour Johnson Field, N.C.
are recent additions to P.E. personnel.
Sgt. Si Moye, of the Drafting Dept., and Tyndall Field's Tommy Dor-
sey, is spending his furlough in North Carolina and New York.
Have you heard why the moron carried a pair of scissors to the Rec
Hall? To cut a rug!
November 6, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
N EWSFROM THE
On October 28, 1943, A/C Kre'uger
leaped out of bed and fell out for
roll call. This was his day, the day
he would be back in the Air Flying
a mission. He was assigned to
Group I where they keep a fellow
pretty busy. Well, anyway, Kieu-
ger wasn't. intMasted in anything ex-
cept the fact that he would soon be
in the air.
As he reached the ready room he
was given a number. From then on
he was known as No. 123.
He found himself a comfortable
seat and prepared for a long wait.
He knew it would be hours before
he would be assigned to a ship so he
decided to make the best of his time
He reached into his pocket and re-
moved a copy of "Reader's Digest."
He opened the book and began to
read. Suddenly he felt someone. tap
him on the shoulder and inform him
that no reading was to be done in
the ready room.
Being a peaceful fellow, Kreuger
didn't ask and questions or put up
About three hours passed and
Kreuger began to get results.. He
reached in his pocket and pulled out
a bar of candy and had intended to
eat it. Again Kreuger was remind-
ed of a rule stating that no candy
was to' be eaten. He decided not to
make an issue of it and let the mat-
Hours passed and he was asked
to police the area about three times
and sweep out the ready room about
six. To him this was the longest day
of his life.
His morale was low, no ship, no
reading, no eating and little .tooges
running all over the place, remind-
ing him of those little things.
Kreuger finally got up to get r
drink and much to his surprise no
one stopped him. He drank to his
heart's content. No one said a word
to him. It was amazing. Could
they be weakening?
The dispatcher raised his head and
called out, "Number 123." Kreuger's
heart was in his mouth. He was so
excited he couldn't move. His mo-
ment had come at last. All this wait-
ing was at an end.
He walked up to the desk and the
sergeant asked, "Number 123?"
"Yes," replied Kreuger.
"Here, grab this broom and sweep
out the latrine."
The personnel of our Squadron is
certainly pioud of the new class af-
ter its fine showing in the last Sat-
urday inspection. Even though our
barracks are the hardest to keep
clean on account of the wooden
floors we were right on top with the
leaders and in the very near future
we expect to have the flag waving
in front of our orderly room.
Our own quiet Sgt. Cadenhead is
finally getting his long awaited fur-
lough and expects to leave on the
first of the month. We will have to
change our minds about his being
the quietest fellow on the field as he
is receiving mysterious letters from
a girl in New York.
S/Sgt. McArdella is going around
the Squadron with a beam in his
eyes ever since he received a large
photo from his one and only. It's
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The "banner of efficiency," the
"E" flag, was once again proudly
unfurled in front of our orderly room.
This makes the fourth time in six
weeks that "E" Squadron has come
out on top. We're out to set a rec-
ord We think most of the credit
should go to Bks. 415. Coupled with
this "E" business comes the ex-
tremely sad news that the best d-
"Old Man" a squadron ever had or
would hope to have, is leaving us
soon. Lt. Glasser, to say that we
hate to see you go is an understate-
Our new C. O. will be Lt. Downer.
E Squadron was well represented
in the parade Monday afternoon in
Panama City. Sgts. Smith, Oppert
and Pellegrino were the color bear-
er and guards.
By the way, our .supply sergeant's
(Getlin) mascot "Queenie" has done
it again Sgt. Oppert has found
a heaven for his "Angel." One of
those "castles on the hill" We
think Sgt. Mehlmauer will be on- the
"hunt" when he returns from his
been the talk of the Squadron for
about four days now and if any of
the permanent personnel has not
seen the picture as yet, please drop
into Barracks 444 in your spare time
and I am sure that the Sgt. will be
glad to show it to you.
Our Squadron is mighty proud of
its student boxers, Abraham, Halt,
Heinlen and Jewell, who are partici-
pating in the weekly boxing match-
es and to date have compiled a
If anyone knows the whereabouts
of our recent addition to our squad'
ron I wish he would contact our or-
derly room. He was last seen chas-
ing a P. X. girl but believe me when
I say he isn't big enough to hurt
anyone. He has a collar around his
neck with the name "Snafu" en-
graved on it. If any of the P. X.
girls is bothered in .the future you
can be sure it will be our little dog,
The Busy Bee.
Get Sgt. Kerr to tell you about the
"character" at the Fair that was in
town this week. It seems that Kerr
was put on the "Airplane Ride" ana
it was a good thing to test his wings.
It would have been all right except
the fellow who controlled the ride
left and took off for a shot or some-
thing because after about 20 minutes
the owner of the fair had to come
over and cut the current and let the
riders off. Then the same individual
who left them on the ride was put in
charge of the Ferris wheel and the
same thing happened but after this
incident he was looking for a new
That Egyptian dancer, who had
the boys startled at the Instructors'
dance on Saturday evening was Sgt.
Dufrane's escort. Although the
weather was a bit on the chilly side,
Mary Helen didn't seem to mind it.
And to think that he kept her all to
himself and wouldn't let anyone
around her. Everyone had a good
time and Sgt. Snowcen and Kerr
were glad when it was finally over
and are only sweating out the re-
The system of mess passes seems
to be a good idea to straighten out
the mess problems and so far the
system is working commendably. We
at least get our three meals and we
would like to know how with the
additional cut in rations Capt. Cas-
ey, post mess officer, works his wiz-
ardry. Now if the problem of find-
ing time to write and breath be-
tween classes and hours were given
to him he might be able to do as
good.a job for us.
We finally got our pay this week
and all the personnel are to be con-
gratulated for the fine contribution
to both the Army Emergency Relief
and to the woithiest of all, the Nat:
foanl War Fund. We feel proud of
the amount contributed by Class 43-
47. And we still have another pay
coming--now if we could only get
that mysterious pass that enables us
to get out the gate to visit Panama
That two-tone harmony at Taps
If anyone detects a cramped style
of writing in this week's column you
can blame it on the new calistenics
schedule.. WOW! A week or so ago
the mefnbers of the Instructors
Squadron were a healthy, sturdy'
group of men; now we are a group
of pallid, pain-ridden wretches. Ev-
ery move is torture and we are pos-
itive that never again can we regain
the carefree and gay attitude with
which once we viewed life. Oh
death, where is thy sting?
Hidden Talent Department: Sgt.
Bryant' at' one' time' delivered, singing
telegrams' for the Western Union.
Sgt. Carranza is a distant rela-
tive of Ex-President Carranza' of
Mexico. The old man was assassi-
nated'and'we'have heard rumors that
some of the students are contem-
plating doing the same thing to the
Sergeant. History repeats itself,
If anyone happens to have three
oi four' weeks to spare drop in on
Sgt. McCormick and have him tell
you about the beauties of his trac-
tor. He just returned from Iowa and
we don't know which of the two
took the worst beating-Mac or the
Prior to-his furlough Sgt. Auge
had written 550 letters to his wife
in eleven months. He brought his
wife back with him and now that he
has no letters to write we all wonder
what he plans to do with all of his
spare time? Room for argument
there, don't you think?
If any of you think that you have
trouble drop in sometime and speak
to Lt. Gassinger in the weapons de-
partment. But then, as we-all know,
some troubles are such fun.
By the way, what do you fellows
think of Wine and his new WACcy
coveralls? Doesn't he look sweet?
.Speaking of wine-that's not his
paunch' you are looking at, those are
Shades of the Civil War, the busy
boy helping Frank and the Ole Sarge
in the orderly room answers to the
name of Robert E. Lee. Let's keep
our fingers crossed and hope the U.
S. Grant doesn't join our happy lit-
Does anyone know what the P.
X. has that Bako wants He spends
so much time there that the mail
clerk is planning to forward all of
his mail direct to the Post Exchange'.
I hope everyone noticed that Sgt.
Kelly was present at last Friday
nite's G. I. party. A word to the
If you remember last week's item
on Sgt. Hanselman's shinny Chrysler
and if any of you care to look the
piece of machinery over you will find
it parked by the Guard Squadron or-
That's all for this week, but re-
member that every good gunner who
leaves this field is a reflection on
the sergeant who taught him,
-Sgt. William P. Shannon.
every night is merely Pvt. Monaco,
and Cpl. LeBlanc lulling the Studenl
Group to sleep with their trumpets.
We've tried to get them up to blow
Reveille but they claim that their
whistles are too dry.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
N e 1THE TYNDALL TARGET
Volleyball and other such body-building sports are a part of
the convalescent reconditioning program at the hospital.
Reconditioning Program Cuts
Down Hospital Time
Morale and Muscles Helped by Supervised
Flabby muscles and dulled morale used to be a more or less
to-be-expected result of confinement to a hospital.
Long hours of lying in bed, with nothing to do for recree-
tion, not only slowed up the recovery of patients but also
meant that the patients would still be weak-kneed and in poor
condition for doing "rugged" work for several weeks after be-
But the condition exists no more. All Army Air Forces
hospitals, including Tyndall's, now have in operation extensive
reconditioning programs to insure that the men who are treated
are sustained both in muscle and morale.
Brig. Gen. David W.W. Grant, head of the AAF's Medical Ser-
vice, in an address before the American Public Health Associ-
ation, told how this program has cut down sick time in AAF
hospitals to an amazing extent.
"The convalescent training program," the general said, "is
designed for the ordinary sick soldier in our station hospitals.
Physical reconditioning is accomplished by a systematic and
graduated series of physical exercises and calisthenics given
in their mildest forms even to bed patients, in addition to
supervised outdoor games, recreation and close order drill."
Patients begin exercises as early as two days after surgical
operations. As the patients progress, their physical training
is increased so that the hospitalized soldier is returned to
his squadron ready for full duty.
Together with physical reconditioning, a broad educational
program for convalescents is carried on. Patients are in-
structed in camouflage, gas warfare, aircraft identification
and first aid. They are told, "While you are in the hospital
today, you may learn something that may save your life six
months from now, and will help you when you are back in your
Various visual aids are employed such as training films,
model planes and posters. Recordings are used to teach lan-
guages. Special classes teach illiterates.
Hospital officials say the beneficial results of the program
have been shown by a reduction in hospital re-admissions, be-
cause men are returned to duty in better physical condition.
The period of convalescence in certain acute infectious dis-
eases has been definitely shortened. One AAF hospital re-
ported a reduction from 15 to ii days in patients with measles
and a drop from 33 to 23 hospital days for convalescents with
The reconditioning program thus insures against prolonged
illness, against boredom (which lies very heavy on the sick
man) and finally against chronic goldbrickss." And it means
that time spent in the hospital is not wasted but is well
A good small library stocked
make hospital time pass more
Carefully planned calisthenics strengthen
become weak from confinement in bed.
_- .,. .^0.g.i
muscles which have
Lt. James F. Holland, officer in charge of the Tyndall Field
hospital's reconditioning program, gives a "certificate of
completion" to a patient who has finished the reconditioning
course. Pfc. Calvin Green, assistant in the program, looks on.
with books and periodicals helps tc
November 6, 1943
THE TYNnATT, TARGET
THE TYNDALL TARGET
The radio, the newspapers and the magazines are filled with the exploits of
heroes--men who have shot down more than their share of German fighters, or en-
dured the hideous terrors of some lonely Pacific Island infested with Japanese,
or rescued wounded comrades under fire in southern Italy.
From the bright voices of the radio commentators and the matter-of-fact chit-
chat of the writers, you might think that war heroes were a race apart, that
they lacked the fears and hesitations of other men and wanted nothing so much
before breakfast as a brush with the enemy, just to keep the adrenalin working.
Of course, there are fortunate young men who get a kick out of the very hazards
of war and take in their stride the hardships, inconveniences and iron discip-
line. They have the envy of the rest of us.
But too little credit is given to another brand of war hero--namely, the man
who has no taste for war, doesn't want to be a hero, but stays in there and
takes it from sheer determination and sense of duty. He may be a bachelor of
34 who lived comfortably in a small apartment, liked to read and go to the the-
ater and dine quietly with friends. Drafted into the Army, he finds mostly
boredom, physical weariness and invasions of privacy. He's been in the Army a
year but he is still a private, and expects to remain one. And yet he is still
in there, plugging along as well as can be expected of a man who in civil life
thought exercise a waste of time and wore rubbers on rainy days.
Or the unsung hero may be a stringy boy of 18 who was bound for college, but
didn't have a chance to get there, preferred the piano to football and had no
qualifications which would lead one to expect him to triumph over a Jap in a
judo contest. He is a little young to have thought much about the cause for
which he is expected to sleep in a wet uniform, crawl on his stomach under a
curtain of live machine-gun bullets and maybe go to some outlandish place and
get killed. But this youngster, too, is in there toiling and sweating and be-
ing homesick. Why? Because he is an American, loyal to his country and will-
ing to put himself unquestioningly at the disposal of people who know more
about these things than he does.
If national security depended on heroes who love the life of a soldier, we
would have been licked long before this. The safety of the nation rests on the
loyalty, devotion and stick-to-itiveness of men and boys who are irked by the
life of the soldier and want nothing so much as to get back to the corner drug-
store, the 8:15 commuters' local and the weekly game of pitch at the Elks Club.
Some of these heroes will never make good soldiers; some of them may rise to
great and unexpected heights. All of them deserve the accolade of heroes, and
not only that but the gratitude of all of us for proving unmistakably that to
win a war we need not make ourselves a nation of militarists.
Furnished by Special Service for use on Orientation Bulletin Boards
PFC. JAMES mCLAREN
This is the time of the year when
the D- Yankees will be reading:
"Come down to Sunny Apalachicola,
Florida. Spend the winter. Down
where the Tropics Begin." (Any
.mention of rain is purely California
propaganda. We still think we are
on the Arctic side of the highway).
Memos of the Squadron: S/Sgt,
Dyal sweating out DS at Chatta-
hoochee Pvt. Cravens taking a
shower and changing work clothes
every day (a white collar man, huh?)
Pvt. Stephens, the bowl cleaner
extraordinary, still trying to figure
out what the Army is doing with him
Pfc. Kowaleski howling "Com-
bat" Cpl. Naive swearing "I can't
type, tell them." PVt. Fernandez
piloting the "China Clipper." The
K. P.'s singing "Papa Does the Work
and Snyer Gets the Pay" .. Cpl.
Gabbard pedaling his byke and in his
usual good humor Cpl. Pratt
dishing out beer to the usual "heads"
S. .Barrack 2 murdering good mus-
ic via Hill-Billy style Pfc. Isett
chewing-as usual Your reporter
getting a lapful of Coke. I won't tell
anybody who done it, Gloria .
Dreams of 4-F life the day before in-
spection The "Gold-Dust Twins,"
Cpl. Knotts and Pfc. Asquith and
their latrine harmony, getting better
every night A bird's eye view of
the "little Chaplain" at work-the
supply sgt., of course Hoss blan-
kets being referred to as "bullet-
proof pants" The G. I. calling for
coveralls size 38 slim.
Telephone Section: Since the de-
parture of Pfc. Drake, we wonder
who will inherit the 1941 Oldsmobile
and accessories. We hear she has on
it a radio that doesn't play anything
but Tommy Dorsey music What
is there about Pfc. Conkle that keeps
Lou's heart a throbbing? It couldn't
be your brand of tooth paste could
it, George? Was Pvt. Bell really
fishing several nights ago? The
sign said, "No(t) Fishing."
Guard Squadron: S/Sgt. Paul San-
lerson, the new Provost Sgt., is prov-
ing himself to be very efficient in
his new duties. Ii addition to that
Supply Sgt. Owens will spend the
first 15 days of this month in Provi-
dence, the best little city this side of
the Mississippi We understand
that the police department will go
on the alert around Pie Alley ...
S/Sgt. Coleman had a blessed event.
His mother-in-law came down to
stay awhile T/Sgt. Bogar got
married to a Yankee while at school
- pretty soon he'll be whistling
"Marching Through Georgia." .
Sgt. Fitzpatrick is temporarily in
charge of supply Is it true that
the Bronx is attached to Flushing
for quarters and rations "Mad
Anthony" Nolan told us that he was
married, but we don't think he is .
Woody Mueller is still sweating, but
it won't be long now, like the grass-
hopper said when the lawn mower
ran over him Next week we will
have a new name for the Canaries-
we don't do enough chirping.
Around the Hangar: S/Sgt. Wadta
Smith just got out of the hospital.
They pulled a 50-hour on him. He
had a stuffed up carburetor
Those B-17's better stop coming in
for engine changes or Dippre will
have a nervous break-up, and I do
-S/Sgt. Ed. Strong.
"Lat month my light bill was only 43, Corporal!"
.- "^-..... -' $prNEk FElpoC9L.
"Last month my light bill was only 43', Corporal!"
he is also well liked by all the boys,
which helps a lot in a job of that
sort Recently transferred into the
outfit were four raw meat eaters,
better known as the WAGS. They
are never caught "napping" (but
sometimes they disturb our "beauty
COMMUNICATIONS: S/Sgt. Geo,
P. Boss has just returned from fur-
lough and is now leading a double
life .Aside to Pfc. Dewey Pear-
son-why don't you tell it to the
Chaplain? He'll listen to you ..
Will somebody give Cpl. Jack Walsh
a "shoit?" He's the "coiley har'd"
kid from Lon Gyland We un-
Twenty new men arrived from
Apalachicola to the delight of our
First.Sergeant and a few of the pri-
vates. After losing so many men.
to combat lists our quota of eligible
mess attendants was pretty low. It
is our sincere hope that the boys
'who worked so hard will get- a lit--
tle more' rest than usual.
Our planners have been working
for weeks on a squadron shindig. It
is taking shape now and should be all
set by the end of the week.
In our only volley-
ball game. last .week we last two
games to the 25th Altitude Squad-
ron. Scores for both games were-
13 to 21, second game 20 to 22. That
second game was a real threat to the
reputation of the 25th. As you all
know the 25th Alt. is the top vol-
leyball team on the field. We will
have to teach them a lesson or two
about bowling and basketball.
Pfc. Flynn will be completely out
of contact with his charges in Bar-
racks No. 1. First, Flynn was
shifted to Barracks 3 and then his
long awaited furlough came through.
He was promised by the boys of No.
1 that no harm would cine to his
six little ones.
--Cpl. F: J. Johnspn.
derstand Pvt. Syfrett is teaching
music. What we'd like to know is
when does he work? Pfc. Phil
Stanley is chasing static again (and
Memos of the Mess Hall: The
nightly mixing by the dough-dabbers,
Cpl. Talmadge Warren and Pfc. Ray:
dine Smith The trials and tribu-
lations of Ptc. Weber, the night
cook The hard-working Engi-
neers breezing in for late chow
(23:30) too early to get eggs The
Bernie and Winchell team, Pfc. Web-
er and Sgt. DeBlase Pvt. "Shor-
ty" Sikes and his pet peave tl-e
grease trap The guards comir 1i
in at midnight, cold and hungry .
The steam-made entirely by Pvt,.
LaBuda The gripes by men who,
obviously, never had any better in
their lives S/Sgt. Baustin keep-
ing things on the ball-and I do
mean sho' 'nuff The friendliness
of Cpl. Frank Reed--very much un-
like the general run of assistant mess
sergeants .Pfcs. Gosset and John-
son counting noses The gunner's
and their chatter: "Jeez, dis is de.
life," "How do youse guys rate all
dis?" "Ahm fum Nawth Cowlina,
too," etc .... The officer's section
and the inspiration we get The
table for NCO's of the first three
grades, and the privates, and cor-
porals, who think it's for them .
And the new name for the hall, "Pet-
ty's Grill," named after the new mess
officer, Captain Dozier G. Pettigrew.
War Bond Raffle: This pay-day
a new way for promoting the sale of
bonds was tried at this base. Prov-
Two young ladies were strolling
down the street when one suddenly
let go with a piercing shriek.
'Look,' she screamed.
'What is so terrible?' asked
the other. 'Tley are only mid-
'Thank goodness,' sighed the
first. 'I thought for a minute
they were rationing men.'
ng very successful for a beginner,
t's bound to have a good future. The
ucky winners of bonds were as fol-
ows: $100-S/Sgt. Paul Sanderson,
50-Pvt. Lawrence, $25-S/Sgt.
;arroll Cross, $25-Cpl. Dewey Bar-
cer, $25---pl. Willie Ardoin, and
tamps-T/Sgt. Walter Schroeder.
rhat's a good beginning, but come
an fellows, let's do better. While
ve're still on this side of the pond,
'Let's BACK THE ATTACK WITH
Your correspondent has been in-
formed that "Chubby" Dawson is
soon to visit the Administrative In-
spector to register a "legitimate"
beef. He can't live down the tho't
that after some three years in the
Army, he missed his first meal the
other day and expects to receive
'rations" for that meal to sort of
"soothe the wound."
If anyone doubts the effectiveness
of Organized Physical Training -
look no further than Sgt. Cherney.
He walked in the other afternoon
with his shirt ripped from the upper-
most bone in his vertebrae to the
lower-most and claims he did it by
merely stretching his shoulders. (If
he ever gets that fourth tire for
his automobile-not only should he
keep the girls happy-hell probably
"crush" them to exploit his physical
We join Cpl. Bill Sollon in his b-
reveament at the unexpected loss of
his father. This column would like
to thank the men of the Medical
Detachment and those of the 25th
Altitude Unit for their generous do-
nations on his behalf.
Last week, I casually suggested
that Miss Merrill must have had i
disastrous effect upon our little
"Teddy." I take it all back. Perhaps
it was Teddy that wore her Out on
the dance floor. Teddy got over it
in some 13 hours. Now I learn that
Miss Merrill needed a week or so to
get over the after effects. Cpl.
Makowski, I'm afraid we underesti'
mated your ability.
And have you noticed the sudden
surge of mustachee" making the
rounds here in the detachment? I'ni
sure the rest of them will take it off
-now that Pfc. "Romance" is sport-
The Bay County Fair has moved
bag and baggage to Barracks
619. Jimmo Phillips came home one
night this week with enough tro-
phies to warrant a cab ride from the
Fair Grounds back to camp. Nice
Every now and then your corres-
pondent feels himself getting a little
"lyrical." I offer -this one as a
means of diversion and for what
He'll ask you all the questions
That are written in the book.
He'll squint into a mirror
Not to shave-just to look.
Re reminds you of the movie stars
A bit of Power, Flynn and such
And must drive the women batty
With his very masculine touch.
He's gifted with a soothing voice
So that one can tell at a glance
That the proud possessor of all these
Is our "fall guy" named "Ro-
--Sgt. A. S. Jackrel.
November 6, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Par B H Y]ALTRE
TOUGH TAFFY CHUM
OR GIVE ME THE BORROW OF YOUR
By Pfc. Gawdhelpus
Your old correspondent has at
long last been granted a fur-
lough and shortly will take his
little cardboard suitcase and
head for New York and Boston and
all points between. The last
leave was a three day pass after
the battle of St. Mihiel.
News comes in by Pony Express:
Joe Tinker has graduated Cum-
Laude and now is out in the cruel
world where people work for a-
Corporal Hesse is expecting her
ball of fire in a Yellow Chariot--
poor us who can afford nothing
better than a bus ride. Little
Fritzie Recker is developing new
muscles in her already well de-
veloped right arm. She pushes a
pencil overtime composing sugar
Have you met old Sgt. McKinney?
Well, he is a soldier from away
back who looks like he could lick
his weight in bull terriers and
has a million dollar smile and
rumor hath it he is Lupus Canis
as Livy had it.
Bill Sorenson, the internation-
al sportsman, conducted a safari
into the wilds last Sunday. They
almost caught a 'gator and Marie
did hook a rare specie of Mobile
Cpl. Hornak is an athlete who
won the standing footlocker drop
kick four Saturday nights in a
row. We have with us Pfc. Gray,
the Chicago menace who carries
such a torch he looks like the
Statue of Liberty--Anne, how
Pfc. Comsa knows more about the
Sahara then Gen. Montgomery and
Humphrey Bogart put together. If
you ever call 3256 and a voice
that sounds like Saint Patrick
with a touch of old Philly an-
swers, it is not Eamon DeValera,
it is just Cpl. Runkle from the
would County Down and Upper Darby.
We all hated to see our Squadron
Adjutant leave for Indiana but our
best wishes will go along with Capt.
Charles W. Pieston. Our new Ad-
jutant will be Lt. John R. Philpot
and as a word to the wise will be
sufficient, Lt. Philpot is pretty rug-
ged but is- a square shooting fellow.
The "One -a Month" Club is be-
ing definitely busted up and is mak-
ing a rapid exit out of the social
lives of the boys from Tampa.
There were all indications that we
were going to have a good basketball
team but due to lack of time to
practice or interest it seems that
either we get on the ball or we won't
be able to have a good presentable
BANTER: Pvt. I. Harvey recent-
ly back from furlough, was giving
out cigars to celebrate his furlough
marriage Pvt. A. Maltais is still
BERTHS AND DERTHS OR,
What the Well-Dressed Turtle IS
In spite of the I. O.'s view of Cpl.
Whiteman's unmentionables left
floating on the clothes line Saturday
morning last, the "E" flag has been
cluttering up the area in front of the
WAC Orderly Room. Added to the
chow list, besides the rooster, the
cat, the love-birds ,and the wolves,
blushing from the remark a show
girl made- to him (What a sweet
walk) Pvt. F. "Shooey" Falcone
is said to like nail polish (any shade)
. Add familiar faces at the PK:
A. Lowe, G. Wright, F. Hutton and
Barker .... Pvt. F. Repsher is still
having those nightly brawls with
MAN OF THE WEEK: Our man
of the week is Sgt. Edward M.
Serdziak from Passaic, N. J. He was
born on March 11, 1918, at Passaic
and married a New Jersey girl. He's
been married more than 29 months
and has been in the army about 28
months. The Szerdiaks have no chil-
"dren but are sweating one out about
the first part of March. Eddie went
to dog school at Ft. o'binSon, flebr;,
and is now Sgt. of the Guard. He
was a machinist in civilian life for
three years but spent m6st of his
early life traveling about from N. J.
to Los Angeles. His chief hobbies
are baseball and football.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta.
there is now a four-weeks old houn'
dog, female natcherly, and one tur-
tle (gender undisclosed), but label-
led "785th WAC Co." in Windsor
"Chilibean" illegal polish at that
- on he-she-its back. Dog and
turtle spawned by Pool and Ricker
respectively. Black Market, please
DARWINIAN DATA: Cpls. Edith
Gerschon, B. Romano, and Sophie
Dobies are trying to oust "Sahara
Rose's" billing with their famous
ape act. Sahara Gerschon and Sah'-
ara Romano will perform with or
without the 'kerchief Romermann
and Marsili and Morpheus (not a
T/5) may be thanked for that well-
scrubbed look the entire Waller
Trainer had a few days ago ..
T/4 Snowa is practicing hor "Joodo"
lessons every night-with the in-
structor himself. Bottleneck there.
He knows all the counter holds. But
then who said anything about ohms?
BUCKING FOR PFC: War is hell
and first sergeants are necessary
evils. But if there must be wars
and top kicks, let them by Sgt.
Pickett in her O. D.'s, or as they
say in the Russian army, "Woof,
Woof!" Also, Capt. Brunner ranks
high in both an official and unoffic-
ial capacity as far as the 785th is
concerned. Even if he does count his
roses each week-end. Before and af-
ter. That's enough of that!
LAST AND LONG WAITED
WORDS: Aside to Gignv .
TwOUIIMK OF- WCe WnIDS "ENaS 10 u o 'oEM %%.V|*C. /
Dutchmen are lovely. Dutchmen are
wonderful But! Dutchmen are
Writ by hand.
-Sahara Sad Sack.
Local yokel: 'Why don't you
put in for O.C.S., chunP Are you
afraid of those tough math prob-
GI Goof: 'Yep. Matter of fact,
pal, I don't knowmath from a
hole in the ground.'
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The Flaming Bomb
TEN' HUT! At present the Ord-
nance Ammunition section is busier
than a thousand bees running after
a Nezi honey stealer. T/Sgt. Ben-
nett, the King Bee, is doing his share
of stinging the Nazis in their Axis.
Last Saturday night a grand Uimt
was had by the O. P. O. gang at
their party Recently Pfc. Canary
and Pvt. Kunath drove all the way to
Tyndall from up "Nowth." The
price of that car cost them ever bi*
of seven greenbacks. You have to
push it every morning to start this
fugitive from a scrap pile moving.
S. .This company's most surprised
little Boy Blue was Sgt. Charlie
Spain, who remarked he'd pay a cer-
tain small debt, if his 50 dollar bill
was changed. A few minutes later
"Cpl" Burnett had a 50 buck bill,
Sgt. Moore had his money, and
Charlie was minus some cash .
A committee of at least a million dis-
gusted volleyball players have eleet-
ed Pvt. Downs as the champion WAC
THE QUESTION MARK? What
happened to the "instigators" of the
OPO party who had left it, only to
'get a breath of air? Has
Pvt. Williams' coming furlough any
connection with his performing
guard duty quite often? How1
come C. Spain was the owner of
50 pieces of lettuce just before pay
day? A friend (?) of Steve
Matula wants to know why he was
so anxious to go out last Tuesday
evening with that young lady from
St. Andrew? Did she stand you up,
SECTION 8-Pvt. X sent his
clothes to the laundry minus his
name on the identification slip. Back
came the clothes and laundry slip
with this written on it: "Dumb and
no name!" This past Saturday
morning Sgt. H. was standing by the
road which led to Tyndall Field. Al-
so he was in the process of hurried-
ly "throwing peanuts over both
shoulders." By some co-incidence, a
car stopped and took him to P. C.
"Thanks, Pal," says Sgt. D. S. C. H.
"That'll be exactly 30 cents," says
the driver. "I didn't know it was a
taxi," says the Sgt. And I have onl'
20 cents on m-me." "Then I'll tak
that," says the taxi driver. "Nerts,
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.. .... Well, hello there .. Saturday again, and the day when you
read all the scandal in Ad Libbs ......
INSTRUCTORS CLUB DANCE: (Social Item) .... Huge success, with the
3.2 flowing .. Sgt. Bill Stoner and the boys giving out with music ..
Floor show featured the effervescent Axes, the man-and-wife skating
team, and a corporal named Nick .. .. Most Looked At: Miss Mary
Helen Monk, Signal Office employee, whose evening gown was revealing-
\ly lovely, causing the well-known long low whistles from the GI's ..
.. Wacs Stella Pryzbyla, Kay Courtney, Ruth Hymanson in attendance ..
st/Sgt. Mabel Pickett jiving up dust with Sgt. Dave Wolfskill ..
.. S/Sgt. Snowden supervising .. .. Visitors: Lt. Col. Randolph,
Majors Morse and Johnston, Capt. Freeman, and Lt. Palmer .. ... Sgt.
Wilf Crofts a-wolfing .. .. Ann Coleman .. .. Pvt. Smith and date
coming in late with date from U.S. 0. .... Nice crowd, well-behaved;
nice music; nice time .. .. Financially a success.
DIDJERKNOW DEPT.: Major Fleming, C.O. of the Aviation outfit,
celebrates three years in World War II on Nov. 25 ..He's from Geneva,
Ala., is trying to lose 15 pounds, was in World War I .. .. SPECIAL
EVENTS DEPT.: Tyndall went all out on the War Fund campaign .. The
totals have not beep revealed, but the figure is expected to run high
in the thousands .. .. COMPLAINTS DEPT.: Cpl. Bill Pinney says that
likker is so high these.days that a guy can't afford to go fishing
Sgt. Art Mizzoula dating Sgt. Toby Sabino at "Flesh and Fantasy"
.. Incidentally, that was a show in which even your goose pimples had
goose pimples; and what a crowd! .... Sgt. Harry Mabel says, quote,
"There will be repercussions .... .... Wonder what he means? ..
Rumor hath it that the Gilmores, Red and Gwen, are happy kids .. It
happened last Monday .... Hats off to Lt. Butcher, whose wife pre-
sented him with a you-know-what last week .. It's a girl, born last
Tuesday .. .. Johnny Cockrell of the band dating Tulita Miller ..
nice-looking gal, Johnny .. .. Victorette Gwynne Gaynor, ever-present
beauty at the Rec Hall dances, won the Queen of Bay County High
School honors .. A swell, deserving gal ....
Mrs. Jack Blackwell driving around the post in the Chewie .. Leav-
ing Jack at the post office .. .. The CG of the AAFFTC encourages
singing while marching in formation .. Hector, sound your 'A' ....
Lt. Oberthus at 3106 wants to sell his 1939 Buick sedan .. Call himn
if you're interested .. .. Capt. White of Ordnance is in charge of
the Incendiary Demonstrations 'Fourth of July' display .. One recent
night things got out of hand; even the fire truck got stuck! ....
Lt. Harry M. Crisman, Adjutant of the 69th, will wed tomorrow .. Best
Sgt. Herbie Anderson sweating out Sgt. Dumont for that ride .to T/F:
every morning .. We rode out one balmy morning; in the rumble seat ..
.. Sgt. John Gebauer left for home and Houston Wednesday .. .. Sgt.
Faircloth of Personnel had good luck fishing Sunday .. he and Smitty
,went together ... .. The Sgt. Mays and the Sgt. Morales' a-visitin
Saturday night .. They were still sandwiching at 1:30 A.M. ...
New shuffle-board court at Rec Hall, with more to come .. Just like
riding on the Queen Mary; all the comforts of home .. .. Lt. John
Geuder on another troop train .. Sgt. Dick Morris taking over,
The scheduled wedding -f Lt. John Monogan to Miss Hope Hurst on
Saturday has been postponed .. Lt. Monoghan underwent a major opera-
tion, will be bedridden for about six weeks .. .. Did you know that
S/Sgt. Bill Thurston has a 'mother' in Atlanta? .. That's what Sgt.
Hanley, and Cpls. Black, Rockwell, Tommey, and Long tell us .. .. A
Congressional Medal of Honor go to M/Sgt. Boutwell, S/Sgt. Bosworth,
and Sgt. McCrary, for capturing a rat on Wednesday .. What next?
..... Newly discovered vocalist: John
Plackemeier, Cpl., of the 349th .. He's a bass-baritone, works at
Group 2 Engineering.
Lt. Bud Hamende's wife has returned to her home for a visit, while
the lieutenant finds a new house in PC .. Tough job, eh, sir?....
Cpl. Ann (the linguist) Carpenter and Pfc. Margaret Jacobs, letting
-'their hair down at the dance and the Post Theater .. They're both
STORY OF THE WEEK: This is about the English gentleman, whose wife
died suddenly. At his club, friends were offering consolation for
his loss. One approached him and remarked, 'I'm terribly sorry to
hear about your wife.' 'What's that,' said the old boy. 'I'm sorry
to hear about your wife.' 'What about her?' Somewhat embarrassed,
the friend explained, 'I heard you buried your wife yesterday.' 'Had
to,' was the prompt reply. 'Dead, you know.'
YANK Gal Voted Best Pin-Lup
I Morris AAF, N. C. (CNS)-
YANK's pulchritudinous poster
pin-up girl, known only to GIs as
"A Honey" has been voted the
most popular of all pin-ups by
men of a liaison squadron sta-
Dogs Won't Quit Post
Gowen Field, Ida. (CNS)--Bing
and Lady, dog guards here, dis-
appeared after a truck in which
they were riding overturned.
Later they turned up at their
regular guard stations.
S /i <)
Pals, I used to be a rookie, just like all of you,
Till the CO called me "Cookie," and promised a stripe or two.
I practiced hard at my salute, I never over-stayed a pass--
And in a one-piece bathing suit, I earned my Pvt. Ist Class.
To wear two stripes upon my arm became my longing, then
To the Capt. I turned my charm--and, he satisfied my yen.
For sergeant stripes I thank the cute Major who learned
That it was for higher rank my patriotic heart yearned.
That perfume in my GI locker scented the way to my success
In winning my first rocker--honest, I didn't once say yes.
I felt 'twas time to become technical, threw away my status quo;
His desire became pyrotechnical... A lovely stripe, the so & so!
Once a sergeant was my master, now I'm far above him;
My promotions came much faster when the lights were dim.
November 6, 1943
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WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
12:45 P.M. Musical Recording
Hour at Post Theater. W/O Missal
12:30 P.M. Squadron A&R Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athletic
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. Regular Information
Tease Contest at Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
8:00 P.M. Weekly Dance at USO,
T/F Band broadcast over WI&P.
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
7:00 P.M. Weekly Variety Show
at Receiving Pool.
7:00 P.M. Boxing at the Colored
8:30 P.M. Radio broadcast over
WDLP. T/F Radio Playhouse.
6:30 P.M.- Radio Workship period.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. Regular weeklyGI
dance at Rec Hall. T/F Band
broadcast over WDLP.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly color-
ed GI dance at Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
7:30 P.M. Boxing bouts at Re-
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
1:00 1:15 P.M. Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Fridays 'March to
Victory' broadcast over MLP.
Compile Totals of 37
Points Each in 3
Compiling totals of 37 points
in three different sports, the
Medics and Ordnance athletes are
leading the field in sports abil-
ity, according to figures compil-
ed by the post athletic office.
The figures were obtained by
combining the points garnered in
baseball, softball and volley-
Trailing close behind the Med-
ics and Ordnance are the players
from the 907th QM, who have a
total of 34. Next come the 69th
teams which have collected 33
The standings: Medics 37 po-
ints; Ordnance 37; 907th 34; 69th
33; 446th 23; 348th.21; 40th 19;
25th 15; 344th 10; 349th 10.
Now In progress is competition
in touch football. Tournaments
in bowling, basketball, handball,
boxing and wrestling soon will
get under way.
NEW BOWLING LOOP
TO BEGIN PLAY
A new bowling league will get
under way on November 15, when
the bowling alleys, at the moment
closed for reconditioning, will
again be in condition for play.
League games will be rolled
every Monday and Tuesday at
6 P.M., according to Lt. Stanley
Drongowski, athletic officer.
Fourteen teams have been lined
up for the league, paced by the
907th QM outfit which won the
previous league title.
Competing will be keglers from
the 344th, 348th, 349th, 350th,
446th, 40th, Medics, Skunk Hol-
low, 932nd, 69th, Ordnance, 25th
Altitude, and 907th.
LI NED UP FOR
Although the usual Monday night
boxing show will not be held for
a couple of weeks, Tyndall Field
still has a full schedule for
Every Wednesday night colored
boxers compete in their area and
on Thursday there is a show in
The Monday night shows tenta-
tively have been postponed until
the new gymnasium has been com-
pleted, which is expected to be
in about 10 days.
Several hundred saw last Mon-
day's show at the ballpark.
Outstanding fight on the pro-
gram was that in which Charlie
Blankenship, of Ordnance, scored
a decision over Pfc. John Hein-
len, of Squadron B. It was a
grudge battle, Heinlen having won
the nod in the previous week's
bout. Helnlen protested that
Monday's decision was unfair and
he refused to fight Blankenship
George "Billy Conn" Murphy,
Squadron C, scored a close de-
cision over Bill Abraham of Squad-
B in one of the best rights on
Another tough decision for the
judges to make was in the opener,
when Jim Castleman, Squadron C,
took the decision from "Sal"
Puleo, of Ordnance.
Judges for the fights were Lt.
Stanley Drongowski, athletic
officer, and Lt. Pike, a student
In the colored fights Wednesday
night, Arthur Williams scored a
T.K.O. over Hester Love in the
second round of their fight.
Willie Rogers won an easy
judges' decision over Ezell Will-
iams, showing that he had plenty
(Continued from Page 2
fabric of France and Iigland,
the Soviets had discovered
the existing parallels in
purpose and aims and knew the
common enemy for Germany.
Let Doubting Thomases refer
their fears for the future to
the index of Russia's tragic
losses in this war and to her
burning hate for Nazi ideol-
ogy. Since there, can be no
question of her sincerity and
value as an ally in war, is
it unreasonable to expect
that Russia will continue to
be a valuable partner in the
magistrating of the peace?
For while the skeptics wait
upon the announced results of
the tripartite conference; we
who are pursuing the war will
never forget her gallant de-
fenders of Stalingrad; or the
Russian successes in the
Dnieper that accelerated Ger-
Cpl. Arthur Williams, above,
won by a technical knockout
in the second round his fight
with Hester Love in the col-
ored area Wednesday night.
of experience in the ring.
Best bout of the evening was
that in which Robert Jernigan
outpointed James McNalr.
Tony Mathews and Willie Randall
drew in another good bout.
I met a girl named Passion,
I asked her for a date--
And when I bought her dinner
Gee whiz! HowPassionate!
R I TZ
Sun., Mon., 'A LADY TAKES A
CHANCE,' Jean Arthur, John Wayne.
Tues., Wed., 'YOUNG IDEAS,'
Herbert Marshall, Mary Astor.
Late Show Wed., FOOTLIGHT GLAM
OUR,' Penny Singleton, Arthu
Lake, Larry Simms.
Thurs., Fri., 'THE FALLEN SPAR-
ROW, John Garfield.
Sat., BORDERTOWN GUNFIGHTERS,
Wild Bill Elliott.
Late Show Sat., 'SHERLOCK HOLMES
AND THE SECRET WEAPON,' Basil
Rathbone, Nigel Bruce.
Sun., Mon., HEADING FOR GOD'S
COUNTRY,' William Lundigan.
Tues., 'TWO TICKETS TO LONDON,'
Wed., 'GENTLE GANGSTER,* Barton
-Thurs., 'SEVENTH VICTIM, Tc
Fri., Sat., 'HAUNTED RANCH,' John
Sat., 'IN OLD CHICAGO, Tyrone
Power Alice Faye, Don Ameche.
Sun., Mon., 'THE MAN FROM DOWN
UNDER, Charles Laughton..
Tues., 'HERE COMES ELMER,' Al
Pearce, Frankii Albertson.
Wed., Thurs 'TRUE TO LIFE,
Mary Martin, Dick Powell.
There is a heck of a lot of high-powered
electrical equipment around this post and
if you ever have a couple of thousand volts
cutting a rug on your. spine while trying to
put out an electrical fire, don't say we
didn't tell you about the
It's the wall-hung model (1 gallon) with
the pressure gauge on top, the 1-quart size
in every GI vehicle, or the 3% gallon type
(also with pressure gauge) on the 2-wheel
hand cart. These C.T.C.'s contain an ex-
tinguishing fluid with a carbon-tetrachlor-
ide base which is a non-conductor of elec-
USE ON ELECTRIC FIRES
It has a smothering effect and is very
effective for oil and gasoline fires.
'THE TYNDA~LL TARGET
4THE TYNDALL TARET
1. Does a cow have teeth?
2. Under exactly the same con-
ditions, which would travel far-
ther--a smooth ball or a dimpled
,all of the same size and weight?
3. What is the facade of a
4. What is the total number of
published Shakespearean plays?
5. What do the following have
in common: litchi, pistachio
6. What do the 4 H's of the
4-H club stand for?
7. Walking diagonally across
the street is called cater-corn-
ered, kitty-cornered or catty-
cornered. Only one of these
;erms is correct. Which one?
8. A ping pong ball is smaller,
larger or the same size as a golf
9. Who was the first president
to address the American public
over the radio?
10. Do peanuts grow above or
under the ground?
1. Yes. It has a full set of
lower and upper teeth but no
2. Dimpled ball.
3. The front.
5. All are names of nuts.
6. Head, heart, hands and
9. Warren G. Harding.
'Yes, she's a beautiful girl,
and she wears those Biblical
'What do you mean, Biblical
'You know, low and behold!'
Skeptic cutie from Headquarters:
'Can this coat be worn out in the
rain without hurting it?'
Fur Salesman: 'Lady, did you
ever see a skunk carrying an un-
By BOB HAWK
Toast: To the Ladies:
Our arms your defense
Your arms our recompense
He: 'I'm not feeling myself
She: 'You're telling me!'
Civilian: 'Next to a beauti-
ful girl, what do you consider
the most interesting thing in
GI: 'When I'm next to a beau-
tiful girl, I don't bother
-*- up -
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November 6, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Par e 11
Gunners of the Week
GUNNER OF THE CLASS
/ISGT. TOM H. PARVIN
A theater construction and de-
corating contractor, Sergeant
Parvin served in the Marine Corps
before entering the'Army.
He joined the Marines in 194i
and was discharged to enter the
AAF on September 17, 1942.
He calls Carbondale, Ill., his
home. Has been stationed at the
Richmond, Va., and Tucson, Ariz.,
Army air bases.
S/SGT. WILLIAM H. TURNLEY, JR.
A native of .Baton Rouge, La.,
Sergeant-Turnley joined the AAF
on December 24, 1942, after serv-
ing two years in the Infantry.
Saw overseas duty, working in
a Quartermaster warehouse in
Attended the 7th Ward High
School in Baton Rouge, and played
four years of varsity basketball
His parents still live in Baton
PVT. HOWARD TREVATHAN
Pvt. Trevathan, his squadron's'
outstanding student, was selected
as Gunner of the Week for the
October 9 issue of the Target.
Twenty-one years old, he is
from Houston, Texas, and was
educated at Wells, Texas. He
enlisted January 7, 1941, and was
assigned to Air Corps division
of Puerto Rican Department, but
never reached that Caribbean
post. He was sent, instead, to
Lowry's armament school.
A/C JOHN C. FONDA
A member of Class 43-45, Avi-
ation Cadet Fonda comes from
Belmontj Mass., and is 22. At-
tended high school and Valley
Forge Military Academy in Penn-
sylvania, then went to the Uni-
versity of Michigan for 2 years.
Became a GI in May., 1942, en-
listing at Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Got basic training at Atlantic
City, and then as an aviation
student entered the college
training detachment in Buffalo,
At Nashville, he was classi-
fied as a navigator and completed
pre-flight navigation at Selman
Field, Monroe, La.
PFC. OTIS CHRISCO
A statistician for the Carolina
Aluminum Company at the time of
his induction into the AAF, Pfc.
Chrisco plans to go back to his
former job when the war is over.
From Badin, N.C., he is 29
years old. In high school, he
played .the clarinet in the uni-
Has been in the AAF since April
16, 1943,.and arrived here by
way of Camp Croft, Fort Bragg,
Miami Beach and Lowry Field where
he took the armament course.
CPL. DAVID BIRD
Enrolled in Class 43-48, Cor-
poral Bird entered the Army by
way of the National Guard on
December 8, i941, at Fort Hays,
Formerly a resident of Akron,
Ohio, he is 21 years old. He
transferred from the Infantry to
the AAF on August 28, 1943.
Back in high school, he wqs
the sports editor of his high
school, he worked for the Good-
year Tire and Rubber Company,
attending Akron University night
school while working.