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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SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR PER- S/Sgt. Frank' Horn, Sgt. Marshall
Copy Prepared Under Supervision Photography & Reproduction:
Of Public Relations Officer. M/Sgt. W. Busby, T/Sgt.W. Castie,
T/Sgt. J. Mitchell, S/Sgt. F.
Commanding: Churchill, S/Sgt. G. Neitzert,
Col. Leland S. Stranathan Sgt. D. Levinson, Cpl. L.. Shaw,
Special Service Officer: S/Sgt. J. Montgomery, S/Sgt. R.
Capt. Owen O. Freeman Keough, S/Sgt. J. Webster, Sgt.
Public Relations Officer: P. Terry, Sgt. J. Marsick, Cpl.
Lt. William B. Pratt E. Tackett, Pvt. W. Daniels, Pfc.
Photographic &Reproduction Officer Ca. C
Capt. J.A. Dickerman The Tyndall'Target receives

Editorial Staff:
S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
Smul Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
Qpl. Harry Bardi, Pfc. Ed Delbyck

material supplied by Camp News-
paper Service, War Dept., 205 E.
42nd St., NYC. Credited material
may not be republished without
prior permission from CNS.

A committee of educators appointed by the President has
prepared for action by Congress a plan to provide a billion
dollars worth of education after the war for the men and
women who served in the armed forces.
In brief, the program calls for the government to offer
to any man or woman who served six months or more the tuition
and living costs for one year's attendance at a college or
other educational institution. The committee estimated that
in the neighborhood of a million persons would take advantage
:f the proposed offer.
In sending the report of the committee to Congress, Presi-
dent Roosevelt declared: "We must replenish our supply of
persons qualified to discharge the heavy responsibilities of
the postwar world. We have taught our youth how to wage war;
we must also teach them how to live useful and happy lives
in freedom, justice and decency."
this "bonus" of free advanced education is entirely differ-
ent from the great majority of ideas which have been proposed
as benefits for the soldier returning from war.
A good many of the suggestions previously advanced have been
of the "40 acres and a mule" variety, and have smacked of
"cash on the barrelhead" politics. Most of them involve little
more than giving the discharged soldier various sums of money,
which you can be sure will be quickly spent, and lost, in most
cases, forever.
Free educations would not only aid the ex-service men and
women but also would be of untold value to the nation and to

the world as a whole.
A nation is enriched much
more by a man who has learned
something of history and
economics and science than it
is by an uneducated man who
has been given a thousand
dollars to spend. The man
with the thousand dollars can
do little for his country ex-
cept to spend that money. But
give a man an education and
his value to his fellow man
becomes immeasurable.
What a man can learn in one
year's schooling will not make
him learned. It will not make
him educated. But the oppor-
tunity of supervised study for
a one-year period may be the
impetus which causes him to
continue his acquisition of
Having received an education,
a man knows something about
what makes a nation function,
what makes it poor and what
makes it rich. Just one year
of diligent study will make
him a better citizen and a

more intelligent voter, and
thus he will be better equip-
ped to make this democracy a
pleasanter place in which to
If he studies his history,
and learns the mistakes of the
past, and if he studies eco-
nomics and learns the reasons
for high prices and low wages,
he will be quicker to realize
the wisdom or folly of poli-
ticians, and thus can do much
toward solving the problems of
One year's education in
science may be the stimulus
which will cause him, if his
is that type of ability, to
build better machines, to take
forward strides in medicine
and chemistry and other fields.
A knowledge of philosophy
and literature and the other
"gentle arts" will make a man
more compassionate, will re-
sult in his understanding and
.forgiving the shortcomings of
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Search your heart and see if you are the possessor
of that love which will survive the hatred which this
war engenders. Here is the test of such a love in
the command of Jesus: "Love your enemies, bless
them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and
persecute you; that ye may be the children of your
Father which is in heaven. The kind of a world we
will have to live in after this war is over will de-
pend upon whether or not we have passed this required
test. If, during this struggle, we permit our hearts
to become steeped in hatred for our enemies, we.
shall be sowing the fertile seed of another and more
horrible conflict. Hatred for our enemies will in-
variably invoke in them a greater hatred for us.
Such mutual haired will always break out in open
conflict though it may smoulder for years under a
There are many who hold the opinion that hatred of
ones enemies is an indispensable requisite of a good
soldier. This is a false and a dangerous concept;
for, if we love only those that love us, what do we
more than our enemies? Are we really any better
than they, if we do the same? If we cherish a like
hatred in our hearts, we have no right to claim the
approval and help of God for ourselves in our war-
ring against them. The best soldier is the one who
has learned to make distinction between his enemy
and the evil which he represents and perpetrates.
The evil we are commanded to hate, because God Him-
self hates it and sets himself against it. Paul had
the correct concept when he said, "We wrestle not
against flesh and blood, but against principalities
and powers, against the rulers of darkness of this
The good soldier does not fight to kill individ-
uals because of a personal hatred for or grudge
against them, but to put down these greater evil
forces which threaten to enslave the whole human



But $4,000 Must Be Raised
Before Work Starts
On Clubhouse
Memberships for the proposed
Tyndall Field NCO club have been
purchased by approximately 300
non-commissioned officers, a re-
port yesterday by the committee in
charge disclosed.
This amounts to only about
$1,500, and at least $4,000 must
be raised before ground is broken
for the clubhouse to be construct-
ed, it is planned, at the inter-
section of Suwannee Road and Mis-
sissippi Avenue.
The board of governors, com-
posed of first sergeants of all
the squadrons, urged that NCO's
desiring to join the club pur-
chase their membership tickets
immediately. Post o ficLals have
said nothing would be done toward
building the clubhouse until the
|money has been raised.
Pointing out that the clubhouse
would fill a long-felt need for a
congenial place to spend off-duty
hours, the board of governors said
that the initial $5 membership fee
and $1 a month dues which will be-
come effective after the club is
in operation would be wise in-
"We'll be able to have several
-free parties and dances each
month, and we'll have a place
where a guy can buy a sandwich and
a cup of coffee or a beer after
mess hall hours," it was pointed
Sale of tickets is in charge
of first sergeants.


You'll get turkey again on
Thanksgiving and Christmas this
For Thanksgiving, this is the
official menu which has been
drawn up for your pleasure:
Fruit Cup
Roast Turiy.p, Dressing Gravy
CrangbrySoSauce! L Mashed Potatoes
-.... io BteriedPeas" Corn
Lettuce and Tomato SaLad
Celery Assorted Pickles
Pumpkin Pie
Apples Grapes-Candy Nuts


S/Sgt. Donald A. Lowrie, who
was graduated from the gunnery
school here on February 23,
1943, has.received the Air Medal
with three Oak Leaf Clusters
while serving in Great Britain
with the Eighth Air Force.
Sergeant Lowrie, who is from
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, has been
missing in action since October.
10, his wife has been informed.
Sergeant Lowrie was a gunner
on a Flying Fortress.

Many strange things were bought
and sold at the Bay County Fair
last week, but T/Sgt. Finley Dun-
kins, made one of the oddest pur-
He paid ten dollars for a live
Her name is "Girlie," and she's
a mighty pretty 'coon. Sgt. Dun-
kins, who Is in charge of the
Commissary Sales Store, takes her
to work with him every morning,
returns her to the barracks at
"Girlie," perfectly housebroken,
Is about five months old, and
very affectionately plays with
the members of the office.
"If my wife won't keep her,.
says Sgt. Dunklns, "I'll give her
to my outfit, for a mascot."
Dunkins is member of the
907th Quartermaster Detachment.


A benefit Thanksgiving carni-
val will be held at the Officers'
Club on November 20, with the en-
tire proceeds to be used for the
Station Hospital.
There will be a floor show,
dancing and various games. The
carnival will start at P,M.
Mrs. Leland S. Stranathan, wife
of the Commanding Officer, is
chairman of the committee in


The contest to name the Target
"Paper Doll" pictured on Page 5
this week has been continued for
another seven days.
GI's, and civilian personnel,
too, are urged to submit their
suggestions for a name to the
suggestions for a name to the
Target office in Post Headquart-
ers by noon next Friday.
The person suggesting the win-
ning name for the girl, drawn by
Pvt. Jimmy Stevenson, will re-
ceive two theater ticket books.

An open field near the Min-
iature Range is the scene of
our front cover for this week.
Handling the "gun" used in de-
contaminating gassed areas is
S/Sgt. John H. Lescher, look-
ing for all the world like a
man from Mars In his protec-
tive chemical warfare suit.
A native of Elgin, Ill., the
26-year-old Lescher was as-
signed to chemical warfare up-
on his entry into service 27
months ago.
The other two masked men are
Pfcs. Gordon B. Cartwright
-(extreme right) and John H.
Clarkson (rear). All three
are attached to Det. Chemical
Warfare Service.
The photo was taken by Sgt.
Dan Levinson.




A list containing the names of 50 Tyndall Field gunnery
graduates has been compiled for addition to the Honor Roll
in Post Headquarters which shows those men who have been
decorated by the Goverment.
One Tyndall graduate has received the Distinguished Service
Cross, 10 have received the Distinguished Flying Cross and
five have received the Silver Star, according to the list
compiled by the Department of Training.
Many graduates have received lesser awards such as the Air
Medal and Purple Heart.
Most-decorated class, the list showed, was 42-23, of which
17 graduates have received a total of 30 medals.
The list of decorated men follows. (Abbreviations: DSC-Dis-
tinguished Service Cross; DF--Distinguished Flying Cross;
SS--Silver Star; AM--Air Medal; OLC--Oak Leaf Cluster; PH--
Purple Heart.)


William P. LdPlant
Phillip E. Patterson

Jean P. Yates

John C. Ford
Andrew Markle
Bernard C. Seits

James W. Thomas
Kenneth C. Wyatt
Frank G. Yaknowica
Ernest J. Kiss
James A. Harrison
Jesse L. Doyle
Harold 0. Christiansen

William E. Williams
James F. Jones
Robert H. Johnson
Herbert E. Fisher

George E. Williams
Marvin E. Varnado
Earl E. Teats
Johnny Timar
Dorlin D. Schroyer
Ottis W. Rasberry
Homer W. Perkins
Lawrence R. Nye
Reese W. Newsome
Milton F. Matthews
John B. Draft
Philip W. Barsh
Albert H. Barnes
Leon L. Bagwell
George R. Brown
Joseph R. Alvey
Parley D. Small

William C. Mulgrew
John P. Klee

William B. Mayne
Walter E. Kelly
Frank J. Consiglio
William P. Fisher

George A.'Kielbasa
Francis J. Foye
George R. Hammond

Samuel H. DeBerry

Francis J. Donahue.

Lucas L. Achay

John W. Anderson

Richard E. Smith

Robert L. Brown

J.J. O'Brien

CLASS 42-14
Colville, Wash.
San Francisco, Calif.
CLASS 42-15
Houston, Texas
CLASS 42-20
Highland, Mich.
Rosendale, N.Y.
CLASS 42-21
Mebane, N.C.
Rossiea, Ark.
Indiana, Pa.
Jersey City, N.J.
Ridgeley, W. Va.
Altoso, Okla.
San Francisco, Calif.
CLASS 42-22
Jasper, Fla.
Lake Butler, Fla.
Paw Paw, Mich.
Rosedale, N.Y.
CLASS 42-23
Lynwood, N.C.
Houston, Texas
Billings. Colo.
Mt. Harris, Colo.
Williamsport, Pa.
Farmers Branch, Texas
Tulsa, Okla.
Hummerlstown, Pa.
Texas City, Texas
College Park, Md.
Beechgrove, Ark.
Chicago, Ill.
Detroit, Mich.-
Maverick, Texas
Bristol, Fla.
New Haven, Conn.
Packwood, Iowa
CLASS 42-24
Brooklyn N.Y.
Cleveland, Ohio
CLASS 42-25
Mayfield, Pa.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Chicago, Ill.
CLASS 42-26
Chicago, Ill.
Revere, Mass.
Cashion, Okla.
CLASS 42-28
Terre Ata, W. Va.
CLASS 42-32
CLASS 42-33
Stockton, Calif.
CLASS 42-35
Laurens, S.C.
CLASS 42-43
Evansville, Ind.
CLASS 42-50
CLASS 42-51



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November 13, 1943


PaeO 3



Interviews and Photos

CPL. ZANE D. HOYLE, Chase City,
Va.; Gunnery Instructor: "Plenty
of good food, a pool table and
reading room. Plenty of good
books for a guy to read and re-

trice, Nebraska; Squadron A Gun-
nery Instructor: "Sandwiches for
sale at any time of the day and
dances at least twice a week."
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tanooga, Tenn.; Personnel Ser-
geant-Major: "An appropriate
banner for the center wall with
well displayed furniture--In
other words a place where a fel-
low could almost feel at home."

ville, Tenn.; Fersonnel Dept.:
"A place where a fellow could
have a good lunch at least at
noon time, plus good old tap
beer and frequent dances."

Conn.; Awaiting shipment for
cadet training: "I would like to
see a comfortable looking bar,
with brass rail, spitoons and Tap
Beer to remind me of 'Ye Olde
Tavern' back home."

Cpl. Herman L. Lindsey, who toils in the message center at
post headquarters is never late to work.
The reason- is the youthful human alarm clock pictured above
as the corporal's favorite photo.
Daniel L. Lindsey, aged five months, awakens his pop prompt-
ly at 4 A.M. every morning. Who said 6:15 reveille was tough?
The light of the Lindsey eye is strictly a native, too. He
was born in the T/F post hospital on June I.

Hiya, chums .. Let's meander
around the post and pick up per-
tinent scandal here'n'therel ...
DIDJAKNOW DET.: Didjaknow that
Cpl. Tommny Woods became a pappy
this week? .. He went dashing off
to Andalusia, Ala., to take a
peep at the first baby ......
Toss-up for the two shortest civ-
vy employes go to Nell (Mrs. Ed-
die) Carr and Joyce (Mrs. Debert
E.) Williams .. They're both 4-11
Capt. Singleton's new WAC sec'y
is Cpl. Fern Welling .. A purty
gal, too .. .. .. Col. Randolph
has a new gal in the office, too
.. She's Elsie Buvalich, pretty,
and unmarried .... .. Attention
all car owners: You can scratch
the black paint off your head-
lights -..The dimout has been
lifted ...... Pfc. Jimmy Toman-
ey of Finance was discharged this
week .. Say hello to civvies for
us, Jimmy .... .. 21 men to
Glenn Martin Turret School in
Baltimore, for study of the Mar-
tin Turrets .. They'll work on
B26's while there, too .. ....
Lt. Allan J. Neal, formerly at
Tyndall, is now in the Ferry Com-
mand at Gore Field, Great Falls,
Mont. .. His wife Margaret is
in Panama City.
S/Sgts. Mullin and VanDenburgh,
and Cpl. Gearheart to Apalach,
where they'll instruct in Air-
craft Rec .. They were members of
the 40th .... .. S/Sgts. Roder.
ick D. Holcombe and Arthur J.
Dippre, off to school at Chanute
Field .. L north for the winter!
.. .. From a soldier's letter
to his bride: 'Come down next
Sunday if you can. And I'm short
of cash. Send ten dollars. If


you can't come, send me twelve
dollars. '
Newsome sweating out a tire ..
and wondering where the next gal-
lon of gas is coming from ....
.. Lt. Harry Crisman took unto
himself a bride last Sunday ....
.. More shooting' to be done, the
bulletin board says .. Gad, it's
gonna be cold out on them thar
ranges ...... Local radio sta-
tion manager Virgil Evans report-
ed to Canp Blanding on the 10th
for his physical .... .. Lee Mc-
Clung awaiting her husband Ted at
the PX .. He's a skeet shooter
par excellence ..... lst/Sgt.
Mills, of the Boat Conmany, freez-
ing on the dock .. The wintry
winds do blow around the bay,
says he .... .. Lt. Jack Gold-
smith, QMC, sweating out his next
leave to NYC .. So's he can see
some legit stage plays, no doubt.
Sgt.-Dunkins and his raccoon at
the Commissary .. And the pet
duck in the salvage yard, quack-
ing away loudly ...... Lt. Ted
Polakewicz is now a student fly-
ing officer.
rett trembled with excitement.
'I'll go alone, mother, I'm not
afraid.' You've nursed me through
childhood and I'll never forget
it. I'm something of a man. Yes
sir, one of the seething masses
called me game. -I don't need
your help, mother. Not like I
once did. Crimes, mother, don't
cry. We men are sticking togeth-
er. I won't be long; just wait!'
Little Eddie's face beamed, as he
Pushed open the door to the men's

As I P.f.c.



News from Southern Europe hints
at Turkey's physical entry into
the war on the side of the Allies.
Meanwhile German propagandists
are feverishly calling on their
most flattering adjectives in and
effort to forestall this calamity.1
Constantinople, of minarets and
and mosques, has become "that
delightful city of delights on
the lovely Bosphorus'--and 'resi-
dent in Turco Teuton amity is a
panacea for the war-weary world!'
Not at all beguiled by the en-
dearing young charms of Berlin's
blandishers, the wily Turks con-
tinue to talk Turkey with the
visiting Allied statesmen.

Ingenious Red commanders are
finding new uses for their Cos-
sack troops now they've got
them riding herd on the thor-
oughly cowed Germans milling
about madly in the Dnieper Val-I
ley. It's the greatest roundup
in the history of war, with the
Nazis doing all the beefing.
Flore than half a million full-
grown Nazis, shorn of their
horns, are stampeding in terror
as the very earth beneath their
feet is shaken by the awfulness
of oblivion assuring bombs. With-
in the next few weeks all the RH,
(Running Hitlerites) strays should
be safely behind Russian corrals.


The Japanese military rabble
are heavily reinforcing their
much-bombed base of Rabaul. Nine-
teen ships are steaming towards
Rabaul from distant Truk, evi-
dently to replace tonnage losses
of 50,000 inflicted two weeks ago
by MacArthur's bombers. That
Japanese fortunes are not bound
up with the luck of the Irish
was sharply proven when Libera-
tors recently registered bomb
hits on two of the Rabaul bound
ships near Kaveing, New Ireland.
Between Rabaul and Truk lies 800
miles of open Pacific and the
further aerial hazard of the
Liberators waiting to blast that
Truking line right out of the
water. Even Lloyd's of London
,would hesitate to underwrite
that sort of risk.

Gelsenkirchen came in for -its
share of attention last Friday
when an armada of American heavy
bombers let go with their full
bomb complement on the important
synthetic oil production center
in the Ruhr Valley.. Although the
target was synthetic--the damage
sustained was real and Nazi oil
stocks rose to a new high. Most
of Gelsenkirchen's oil output
goes into the wabbly planes of
the Luftwaffe--the rest is used
by Goebbels to lubricate the worn
out lies in his speeches. The
raid itself was virtually a bom-
ber's paradise with losses in-
curred amounting to one and a
half percent. A reasonable rate
considering that it almost wiped
out the principal.


PD e .

November 13, 1943





Says He Wishes He Had Gone
Into Action With
Tyndall Training
The practical importance of
complete pre-combat training in
aerial gunnery was emphasized to-
day by Lt. Earl W. Quillman, vet-
eran of 33 bombing missions over
ermany and Occupied France.
SThe first time Lt. Quillman,
now temporarily assigned to the
Army Air Forces Redistribution
Station at Miami Beach, shot an
aerial gun was at enemy aircraft,
and he certainly wishes he had
had the advantage of training
such as that offered at Tyndall
"I had no formal training in
gunnery," the 28-year-old Flying
Fortress navigator from Erie,
Pa., said. "When I came into the
service, time was so short that
we were trained only in our par-
ticular field in my case,
Now, of course, gunnery is a
requisite part of the training
'f all crew members, because the
experience of men like Lt. Quill-
man has shown that any crew mem-
ber may be called upon to man the
"A navigator, especially in
the European theatre," the young
officer explained, "spends al-
most all his time in the air at
the guns -- the area is so well
charted that most of it can be
navigated before the take-off.
"Up there in the nose of the
Fort," he said, "I had a flexible
gun assigned to me, and my job
was really that of navigator-gun-
ner, with emphasis on the gunner.
I could have used some of that
training I didn't get."
Lt. Quillman recalled that he
had been on 15 missions before he
learned how to intrepret tracer
bullets correctly.
S"What I did know about guns,"
he said, "I picked up from gun-
ner sergeants while I was sta-
tioned in England. Those ser-
geants -- graduates of Tyndall
and other gunnery schools -- know
everything about aerial guns, and
believe me, they can' t know too
They taught him to take his gun
apart -- the best way to learn
about it short of an actual
course of instruction -- and they
impressed upon him the importance
of cleaning it after every raid.
"Many times I had to strip the
gun in the air," Lt. Quillman
said, "and because I had care-
fully learned the possible stop-
pages and malfunctions,. I was
able to make minor repairs and
get it back in action without
losing too much time."
Before each mission, a gunner
must sign an affidavit that he
has carefully checked his gun,
set the headspace, etc. "And
brother," Lt. Quillman said,
"You're just out of luck if you
haven't done everything that af-
fidavit says you did."
Despite the informality of his
gunnery training, Lt. Quillman,
did more than all right in the
European theatre. He is offici-
ally credited with one Focke-Wulf
190, and he has been awarded the
Air Medal with three Oak Leaf
Clusters and the Distinguished
Flying Cross -- the latter for
courageous action in warding off

It's bad enough standing around like this
In the cold, but it's still harder on a miss

To fear that she'll never attain fame
Because her admirers wouldn't give her a name

So get busy, chums, use your imagination,
Indulge in a little cerebration,

For me think up a cognomen
I can't just be called "woman."

CivilianDonsKhaki ;Takes
$166 Monthly Pay Cut
Ft. Logan, Col. (CNS)-Before
Irving Gold was drafted he was
a civilian instructor at the Army
Air Forces clerical school here.
His salary was $216 a month.
After his induction as a private
he was assigned to his old job.
His.salary-$50 a month.

many enemy attacks.

many enemy attacks.
"But I had to learn the hard
way," he says. "I'd have been a
lot better off with some real

New York-Despite War De-
partment Regulations against ci-
vilians wearing Army insigne a
gal turned up at her office here
wearing two officer's silver bars
on her sweater. A friend asked
her if her boy friend was a
captain. "Oh no," she replied,
"Two lieutenants."

The Flaming Bomb

READ & REE-LAX: From what
we gather, by listening through our
favorite keyhole, about six men from
Apalach, are joining this Ordnance
Co. The first to arrive was Pfc.
Lynn, another 2062 pencil pusher.
condolence is extended to Cpl. Uan-
nantuano, who has lost the clothes
sent to be washed in the QM laun-
dry. At the same time, a pair of
his shoes, which were to be repaired,
are also missing Unlucky Snod-
grass left on a furlough the day be-
fore a gift box of perishable cookies
and candy arrived. Emergency meas-
ures had to be taken in order to keep
the goodies from "perishing."
LAUGHTER (?): How come Pfc.
Dickson was the proud owner of sev-
eral ornaments from a G-string?
Presumably he had attended the Fair
which also was visited by 99 per cent
of the Ordnance EM. The 1 per cent
who we-en't there are in the hospi-
tal Pvt. B. artistically sketched
an exact duplicate of the female
M/Sgt. picture that appeared in last
week's "Tyndall Target." There was
a slight difference though-this one
was minus her wearing apparel .
Did you hear the story abouc the sol-
dier who was mad at one of the
Knepper twins? Now he doesn't
speak with two people Sgt.
Stephens originated a monthly bond
raffle at the Armorer shop. The
first month's winnah of the $50 wap
the originator! He was more sur-
plised than we were.
A polite waring is offered to Ord.
wolves. The young lady newly em-
ployed in the Ordinance office, is
wearing a marriage ling on the third
finger of her left hand.


what a day. i thought those
gals would never get kaypee over
with. i'm simply exhausted from
keeping out from under foot.
first cook snowa was on the war
path. seems she was guinea pig
for some judo exhibitions, and
it left her the worse for wear.
i had to hang on to my wig and
make a dash for the grease trap
more than once.
is first cook lopaze ever
squirming she ordered a k-p. to
scrub off her work table, and
when aforementioned turned around,
in fatigues was none other than
the wac c.o., It. clymer, who has
a refreshing brand of humor.
after a wonderful p.m. of try-
ing on the latest in decollete
evening gowns at ye ladies shoppe
in p.c., in prep for the big
soiree the lady soldiers are
throwing for the holidays, my
morale was lowered several de-
grees by an order from the gener-
al that the wearing of civvies be
discontinued by the gals. how-
ever., as cpl. whiteman so nobly
put it, 'if the boys can take
their big disappointments, we can
take the little ones.'
cpl. hessee was sporting a
turtle, the newest addition to
the wac menagerie, hessee and the
turtle were both complete with
bright red fingernail polish.
lucky turtle.
oh yes. the collection also
has a little white puppy, left an
orphan by its momma. next thing
you know, the wags will be moving
in and we'll all be just one big
scrappy family. i'm wondering
where the girls are going to live
if any more additions are made to
this animal kingdom, my home life
in the water pipe, that is, my
joint, won't be worth a nickel.
the pretty 111 misses will be
evicting me out into the cold to
make way for some ugly creature.
there's that pup again, she's
too young to know that i am not
a piece of fresh meat, so i'd
better disappear till cpl. pool
comes to my rescue.

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Squadron B

Our own Sgt. Calvanezi is again
sweating out a furlough. Three
times he has been disappointed on
this field and the last time he was
six days from his furlough date when
they froze them because of changing
over to the specialist system.
I wonder why our supply Sergeant
visits Bay Harbor? Could be that
he is currently dating a telephone
operator. We never saw Sgt. Wil-
liams shave every night before. May-
be it's the real thing.
One of our instructors is rather
interested in a certain Miss Frances
Ballard and I'll bet he will be aw-
fully sorry when the cute little girl
will leave this field. Don't worry,
Sgt.. they come and go and I am
sure that another will come along
that will be just as pretty.
One of the SSgts. is once again
dating a girl who left the P. X.'s a
short time ago to visit her folks and
then returned to work in Mullins
Grill in Panama City.
-The Busy Bee.

Squadron E

The Class of 43-48 along with the
permanent personnel of our Squad-
ron are beginning to wonder if the
"E" flag stands for Squadron E
BY THE WAY: 1st Sgt. C. D.
IChief Smith has proven his ability
as first sergeant above all expecta-
tions. Sgt. Smith is one of the "Old
Timers" on this .field Sgts. Get-
lin and Leith really painted a Rem-
brandt when they took an old "beat
up" 1939 Chevy behind the supply
room. iThe "Rainbow Special" is now
on display at the Instructors Squad-
ron) Amidst the grunts and
groans heard on the "Black Top"
have appeared quite a few new faces
and figures. iCorrect us if we're
wrong. Sgt. Crouch) Sgt. Snafu,
and he will certainly answer to his
name, is a crack barber, as everyone
in Brks. 415 has found out Pvt.
Haviland is quite a star, having ap-
peared in "Skylark," a Broadway
production. He also is fast becom-
ing a student of the Japanese lan-
guage. Whit goes on, bud? Some
Geisha gal waiting for ye?
Straight Coke-Rum on furlough.

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Squadron D

We started to fly this week and
sweated the rain out in the 'early
part of the week. With the addition
of the "Camera Missions" that we.
flew we should certainly know a lit-
tle about tracking our targets better
but some of the boys were a .little
leary about the simulated coribat
tactics employed. Some of the boys
left their stomachs up there while
their planes were-down here. But it
was a very interesting introduction
to Air to Air and we are anxiously
awaiting next week and real firing
The beginning of our fifth week
saw the return of our C. 0., Lt.
Cleary, and he still is in the throes
of the afterr leave reverie." It took
him practically all week to get
caught. up with the accumulated
work that had piled up; with the
items necessary to be taken care of
for the Instructors' Club he put in
a very busy first week after return
to duty.
What happened to all the soup
strainers on the permanent party?
Dufrane and the top kick shaved

their moustaches this week and we
wonder if their recent heart inter-
ests objected to the misplaced eye-
This past week was pretty rugged
on Pvt. Charlie .Shirley, Judo in-
structor extraordinary. First it was
"squadron beautification via the
rake detail on Saturday morning,"
then week-end C. Q. runner' detail
and we all wondered how it would
set with a certain Sergeant of the
WAC Company. Especially when he
was scheduled to see her for cer-
tain. Well it ended up that when
"the mountain didn't go to Mohamet,
Sgt. Snowa went to Shirley."
With the advent of O. D.'s all the.
boys were hurriedly chasing around
with needle and thread when they
found there was one last thing to be
done to a blouse or shirt. Looked
like the Ladies'Sewing Guild with
Sgts. Marx, Dufrane, Kerr and Cecil
Smith putting last minute finishing
touches to their wardrobe.
"Any Baby Minded for a Reason-
able Fee," is the slogan adopted by
Sgt. "Blackie" Marx. We wonder
how he was talked into minding the
Adjutant's baby last Saturday night
and to pay it all off he claimed he
didn't have a parlor date. Who's
trying to kid who?
Sgts. Kaplan and Norris and the
long looked for Sgt. Giles returned to
duty this week. Kaplan and Norris
from furloughs and Giles from DS.
Kaplan claims his next furlough will
be spent nearer the field cause even
tho' the "lights are on again" on the
Great White Way of New York the
town isn't the same.

The Jap secret agent had been
instructed to investigate inter-
nal conditions in the United
States, and report particularly
on national morale. After a few
days he filed his report for
transmittal to Tokyo:
'Conditions all very bad.
People all very hungry. When
two meet on street one always
says to other: 'What's cooking? '

Sgts. Welper, Bennett, Roiser,
Wine and Nye are sticking close to
home these days. Although they
have had several invitations to go to
P. C. they insist on staying on the
'Dead Eye' Calhoun, he was know
as in those days. If anyone wants
information on how a Col. 45 should
be handled you can contact Calhour
at the Supply-room between thl
hours of 8 and 4, by appointment
That Sgt. Bako. is full of,bright
ideas. He arranges a date in town
for 7 p. m. He arrives in P. C. at
6:30, has a sandwich and the first
thing he tells the girl (who all this
time is expecting an invitation to
dinner) is that he had a magnificent
dinner at Camp, but, of course, he
will buy her a small cake if she
wishes. She, not wanting to seem
rude, 'suggests that they have one
after they come out of a movie. He
informs her he has seen this partic-
ular movie months ago and adds it
was lousy and she wouldn't like ii
anyway. They end up at the U. S.
0. having, a wonderful time. Yes sir,
that boy is full of bright ideas.
Sgt. Auge brought his car back
from Pennsylvania. Anyone wanting
to borrow it for the week-end is wel-
come. All you have to do is leave
your heid, one leg, and two arms for-
Thanks a lot. It's Steen, Leib-
owitz. and Sgt. Nelson.. That pool
table is a honey. All of us are get-
ting a great kick out of it and the
ping nonp table and all of us unani-
mously voice n hesrtv "Thanks!"
Set. William P. Shannon.
Dafynition of a gentleman----A
patient wolf.


P ao e6

Squadron C

Part of our students are now at
Apalachicola, Florida, and ale on
their last week of gunnery school
We welcome back to our Squadrox
2nd Lt. James A. Myers, our Adjut-
ant, who has had a short leave, and
is now working hard on that good
old Physical Training, that all the
gunners love.
S/Sgt. Raymond J. Collins enjoys
his nightly visits to the beer hall.
He is a good customer, and sure will
be .missed when he leaves the fiela.
We wonder how he will enjoy that
furlough that he will be getting very
Our Ist/Sgt. Willcut is quite a
man with the ladies, yes sir, he sure
favors one of them with those odd
jobs, such as changing diapers, fix-
ing the milk bottle, etc. Yes, in-
deed, the Sgt. takes good care of his
baby, Barbara Norine. Do you let
the Mrs. help at all, Sgt.?
S/Sgt. Parsons sure loves this coli
weather we are all enjoying. Tdl
bad; Sgt., that the supply man can
not give you about six more blankets,
but how would we be able to get
'you up in the morning, if you got too
comfortable ?
Well men, not much more to say,
and hoping that this job of writing is
not on my shoulders next week.

November 13, 1943 THEF TYNDfAT.T TARCGiVT



25 October 1943


The commanding generals of our fighting forces overseas have expressed

to me their deep appreciation for the excellent support that all of you have

so eagerly and faithfully given them, both in manpower and material. Every

combat crew man who has taken part in the recent punishing blows against the

enemy blows that have cut the German fighter plane production in half feels

that the successes of our fighting forces abroad would be impossible without

the steady flow of highly trained crews, replacement aircraft, and superior

equipment which the Training and Service Commands have labored so faithfully to

furnish them.

The constant evidence of this all-out backing by the Army Air F6rces

establishments at home is having a tremendous effect on their morale, and will

insure their continued enthusiasm for the job they have to do. A progressively

increasing supply of highly trained crews, with the finest equipment and planes

we can provide, must be our reply to their praise in order to hasten the ulti-

mate victory over the enemy.

It gives me great pleasure to pass on to you-their message. The Army

Air Forces overseas are making a magnificent combat record, and we over here

will back them up with everything we have. I am proud of them, and I am proud

of you.

General, U. S. Army
Commanding General, Army Air Forces

Nnv~mber 13. 1943

TFlb TVN~~T.T. TIIRr.~Fi'T



The Summary
As the week ended, this was
the situation:
The Russian Army was about
to cut the last north-south
railroad held by the Germans
in the western Ukraine.
Terrain and weather slowed
down the Allied drive against
the Nazis in Italy.
Bombing attacks from the
Allies' bases in the Mediter-
ranean area and in Great Brit-
ain continued to whittle away
at Germany and occupied France.
The Marines and the Infantry
had secured a six-mile beach-
head on Japanese-held Bougain-
ville Island, and there were
hints that the Allies were pre-
paring a three-pronged offen-
sive against the Japs.

Germans Dig In;
Allied Advance
Slows Down
The battle of Italy had
slowed down considerably, de-
spite continuous me-ay counter-
The American Fifth Army has
repulsed several Nazi- stabs,
gained some ground and taken a
few prisoners.
Rome--where, reports said,
the Germans were setting out
delayed-action mines and mak-
ing other preparations for an-
noying the Allies when they
reach that city-was still 75
miles away.
It was believed that the
Germans had dug in at approxi-
mately their present position
with the intention of making
their "winter defense line" in
that area.
Russians Halfway
From Stalingrad
To Nazi Capital
Driving west from Kiev, the
Russian troops have just about
closed a death trap around the
Germans comparative to that in
which the Nazi Sixth Army was
wiped out at Stalingrad last
The Soviets yesterday reach-
ed a point half-way between
Stalingrad and Berlin as a re-
sult of their sustained nine-

month drive of 700 miles.
The Germans were said to
have applied the torch to the
Crimean port of Kerch, a city
of 105,000 being attacked from
two sidesby Russian amphibious
forces which were shuttled
across the narrow Kerch Straits
from the Caucasus.
Great quantities of German
military equipment was falling
to the advancing Reds.
The IRussians yesterday were
only 10 miles-northeast of
their immediate goal, the
western Ukranian rail center
of Zhitomir. Capture of that
city would mean that the re-
maining north-south railroad
in the area would be in the
hands of the Russians.

3-Pronged Drive
Against Japan
Is Hinted
In the Pacific, General Mac-
Arthur's forces secured a six-
mile beachhead on Bougainville
Island in the Solomons. Re-
ports from Admiral Nimitz'
Pacific Fleet Headquarters in
Hawaii and from Lord Louis
Montbatten's Burma-India the-
ater suggested that a three-
directional offensive, with
all prongs aimed at Tokyo.
In a speech, Admiral Nimitz
implied that an attack on the
central Japanese-mandated -is-
lands in the Marshall and Gil-
bert groups or in the central
Pacific was imminent.
In Washington, Secretary
-Knox stalled the situation of
the Japanese in the southwest
Pacific most critical and he
said their recent naval de-
feats were "nothing short of
Destruction of 63 more Jap
anese planes and attacks on
various Jap warships was an-
3,000 Japs Killed
On Chinese Front
On Ithe Central China front,
3,000 Japanese were killed in
one town west of the enemy base
at Hwajung, while the Japanese
made new advances in the Yang-
tze Valley.

The World Is Waiting

THEY were j rollicking, frolicking crew our
flyers in peace time. In ships of commerce or in mil-
itary planes they knew the joy of flight, the high-hearted
pursuit of distant horizons. Their singing propellors
whisked the blue cap off old Diamond Head as they lifted
a hand in salute to Hawaii's golden morning.
Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field and Wheeler Field
were happy stations on a friendly path. The birds of-Mid-
way. Wake and Guam fluttered skyward to greet them.
Their planes cast small flickering shadows across palm tree
and sand. and they left those islands in a blaze of sunshine.
And then. at last, in another twilight, our flyers would
see the Mari\les hills rise up from the Pacific like a great
heap of red and purple stones. This was the East. this was
Manila. They smiled to think of it for Correoidor
was an impregnable fortress then and. Bataan but the name
of a pro since. And as. they looked back in memory upon
those bright new roads which ran from Coco Solo to Dutch
Harbor. from San Francisco to Manila, our flyers laugl:eJ
as American pioneers have always laughed.
Now the humorless men of Nippon and !he face-
less dolts of Nazi Germany have changed that laughter.
The jest has turned bloody, the laugh is grim. Our enemies
do not like the sound of it. They shall relish it less when
Tokyo is a hell of panic-stricken apes and when the
Nazi's fine Valhalla is a ruin of bricks and mortar dust.
Men of the Air Forces, strike hard, strike swiftly. The
world is waiting for you to win back again your lost peace
your lost joy your lost laughter. For that old,
warm gleeful shout will ring across this earth until the last
slave in the deepest dungeon hears it and looks up
and knows that even he may learn to laugh once more.

From AAF Blue Network Broadcast "Wings to Victory"

Yank Gives Nazi a Lift

4" .. 1 JI


Don't Let Up Now!

A Yank gives a wounded Ger-
man soldier a piggy back ride in
Italy. The American carrying the
Nazi, who has an injured foot, is

Signal Corps Radiophoto
Pvt. James Parks of Elizabeth, W.
Va. He is a member of a medical
unit as are the other Americans
who are shown in rear of picture.



Those "Quiz Kids" of ours were
really "Whiz Kids" the .other day
when they took the measure of the
Finance Department in an "Informa-
tion Tease" match. Roses to Cpls.
Sedmak and Brashears and Pvt. El-
Jis. Orchids to Pvt. Kenneth G. Lites
who accumulated a total score of 17
points out of 26. The final score:
Medics, 26; Finance, 23.
It's amazing how a "little woman"
will put a "sot" on a "water wagon,"
I still don't believe it-but I am told
that Ole "Dad" is really staying
away from the "fire water" and that
he was actually seen arm 'n armin' in
tne. company of Miss Davis-and on
their way to church. (He was a nice
guy, too.)
I hear that pillow cases. come in
mighty handy when the "thermostat"
is ready to "pop off" in the stomach.
If you don't believe me-ask our own
supply sergeant. If he denies it-
ask his room mate.
We regret to announce that S/Sgt.
Timko was called home to attend the
funeral of his mother, who died. sud-
denly on Sunday of last week. We
join S/Sgt. Timko in his bereave-
The greatest rivalry in football is
not that between Army and Navy
but rather that between Barracks
619 and 620. They fought it out
Sunday on the Hospital Field and
after some two hours of "bruising"
arguing and "tackling" in a "touch
football" game, it wound up in a 6-6
tie. The only man to come out of it
alive was your correspondent, who
chose this day to "vacation" in Pen-
sacola and "display his talents else-
If you've never seen a "snow man"
-you should have seen Pvt. Sveum
the other day when he spilt a buck-
et of white paint over a blue fatigue
And now for the "juiciest" bit of
gossip to reach our ears yet. You've
heard-no doubt-of Eddie C.antor's
five daughters and of the famous
Dionne quintuplets. They all came
-in due time. But, my dear readers,
are you aware of the fact that
"Blakeleys" have five of their own?
At least these lovely little ladies are
"rooming with them." When are
you going to invite us up for "tea
and crumpits", KATE?
Sgt. A. S. Jackrel.

Chow Line Chatter

After a short absence the mess
men again go to press. First of all,
the entire squadron joins in cordial-
ly welcoming our new C. O. Major E.
I. Don.
Congratulations to Ist/Sgt. Bar-
bier on his recently having been pre-
sented with a "bouncing baby boy"
Our day room is a busy place these
days, since we have some new cue
sticks, and also a new covering on
our pool table, but, men, we still have
to be careful to keep them in good
One could find Pvt. Song going
over half a dozen wall papers and
road maps, bus and train schedules,
the other day as he is ready for a
furlough in good old Brooklyn.
Either Fienchie LeBlanc is ser-
iously considering going into the
junk business, or he won wost of the
prizes at the local fair, because he
has a barracks bag full of trinkets,
Also seen at the Fair was Pvt.
John Clark trying to win the silver
dollar in the nickel machine ($60).
This week we bid adieu to Pvt.
Hawkins, who left us for other sur-
roundings, and the boys all wish him
the best of everything.
-Pvt. Al Faliato.


Colonel Seymour end Colonel Skelton of Fourth Service Command Head-
quarters were Post Engineer visitors this week.
SPost Engineers welcome Mrs. Maude Schofield of Cuthbert, Ga., and
Mrs. Garnette B. Cowan of Jacksonville, as new employees with the
area laboratory at the Water Treatment Plant.
'Happy Landing" to Ruthie Nelll on her trip to Lawrence, Kansas.
Hope you took along your'heaviest Ruthie.
Counting pounds has taken such a lead over counting points and
pennies that they have threatened to put a nickel slot on the ware-
house scales. Better still, Mr. Gordy, why not guess out weight for
50 cents?
P.E. quiz: With whom do you identify the following expressions?
"Out of snuff," "I'm hungry," "What was your name before you mar-
ried?", "Going 'round and 'round," "Get like me" and 'Keep 'em
An orchid this week (or perhaps It's one of Chief Arendell's gor-
geous chrysanthemums) goes to Ouida Cruce, who we believe to be one
of the true soldiers carrying on. at the 'Home Front" while "Hubby, "
William C. Cruce, m.m. 1/c, Is serving with the 'Seabees" somewhere
in the Pacific Theatre. Ouida, In addition to her full time defense
job, buys her share of war bonds, shares her ride and her home with
defense co-workers, sends daily V-mail letters, and with her cheer-
ful personality Is an inspiration to the entire office personnel.
We salute you, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Cruce.
As a parting thought--'If our Major had to send "A Message to
Garcia," would he send me?'

Well, the first thing I have to
chat about is the hospitality
tendered me by the personnel of
the WAC Mess Hall. I spent a
highly enjoyable session there
on Sunday last. I speak with
experience, having spent a great
deal of time in various mess
halls, and have never before gone
on record as being favorably in-
clined toward cooks, pushers, or
Mess Offi'cers.
There was a meeting of the
Browning and Bourbon Literary
Club at Ye Olde Embassy Grog
Shoppe Saturday night, with Pfc.
Hayes in the Speaker's chair.
Sgt. Morgan, Pfc. Chirafisi and
Pfc. Dunn were present.
At the same time, Cpl. Crowley
held a tea party for 785th bach-
elor girls, Cpl. Romano poured,
Cpl. Hedlun passed the cream and
sugar, Cpl. Gershon ladled out
crumpets and ladyfingers. Plans
were discussed for the next
Ladies Aid meeting, or so I
War and famine stalk all over
the world, even this little corner
is not safe from horror and de-
solation. Pfc. Zizzi has grown
a mustache. It is a ghastly sort
or ornament thal smudges across
his face, but on him it looks
good- in fact any change on Ziz-
ii's pan is an improvement. Pfc.
Wolk has grown one too, but we
have dwelt too long on this rain-
ful subject.
Cpl. Libby Swack is a jive en-
thusiast and clashed on this
point with a young man with de-
finite long-haired tendencies.
Too bad.
Pfc. McClain is filling the GI
sabots of a certain blonde Crew
Chief in Trainer 35, and" the
blonde doesn't seem to give a
Pfc. Tex McAdams is learning

A Frenchman came to America
to learn the language and soon
got into difficulties with his
pronunciation, especially with
the group comprising 'though,'
'plough' and 'rough.'
When the film 'Cavalcade' be-
gan its run, one newspaper re-
view was headed 'Cavalcade pro-
nounced Success,' and the French-
man gave up the struggle and
went back home.

about women the hard way, but
they grow 'em rugged in his sec-
tion of the world.
Two sweet young things went-
shopping in Panama City on Sat-
urday last and bought eighty-
'dollars worth of merchandise and
were last seen marching in a
column of squads down Harrison
Avenue, carrying a shopping bag
between them.
We have a Sgt. who sports
painted fingernails, or rather a
painted fingernail. Yes, he's
the same one who smears axle
grease on door knobs.
Lt. Clymer told her little
brood to be good girls and have
a good time, and I just can't
figure out how any girl can do
both at once.


Sqdn. is handing out cigars. They
have acquired the entire WAC de-
tachment bag and baggage, quarters
and rations. They are the proud
fathers of 100 plus bouncing WACs.
The 785th WAC Company is no
more. Let there be no wailing at the
And Dagwood has come to the
69th WAC Detachment, only he is a
she officially listed as Pvt. Bum-
stead and she works down on the
The new presumptuous structure
standing at an angle near the clothes
poles is the dog house. "Johnny",
the rooster, and "Ugly," the "dawg,"
are fighting it out for ownership.
Cpl. D'Elia wants to
be transferred to another trainer ..
The 200 hour mark has been duly
passed, noted, and celebrated not
once, not twice, but thrice She's
searching for one (trainer) with
199.9 hours on it.
A regular crew is required to get
Bev Berla dressed, combed, Lucien
LeLonged on to combat duty with
.whichever male it may be and then
the running time is only cut down
by a couple hours Well, it's get-
ting round about that time to wet the
Sahara's tonsils so there will be time
out for a short glass of water. It's
after 9. o'clock, y'know!
The department store elevator
was janned, the cables groaned
with its load as the lift rose
and neared the third floor.
A piercing scream caused the
operator to stop the car midway.
All eyes focused on a large woman
in a short seal jacket who wore
an injured expression. Behind

her stood a small boy, not yet of
school age.
'I did it,' he announced trucu-
lently, 'It was in my face, so
I bit it.'

November 13. 1943


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10 little Gl's standing in a line,
One went off to take PT-then
there were but nine.
9'GI buddies-all brim full of
Cause one was asked to pull KP,
leaving only eight.
8 rugged GI's--in a juke box
Someone played "Pistol Babe,"
count's now down to seven.
7 Wolf-like Gl's, full of GI
One took off on AWOL-that makes
only six.
6 GI hep-cats-jiving in a dive
Along came a big MP-one, two,
three, four, five.
5 inspected GI's suddenly turned
Shavetail Louie fingered dust
upon the latrine door,
4 strapping GI's, bound for dear
Pass trouble, West Gate---that
means simply three.
3 snow-jobbing Gl's reduced to a
mere two.
The word, you guessed it, Yard-
bird, is S'N'A'F*UI
2 goldbircking Gl's-now my tale
tale's near done-
Junior "goofed off" on retreat
leaving us-just one.
1 darned frightened GI- that GI
is me.
Sweating, lest they tag me with a
little ole "D.D."

Classifier: 'Name five things
that contain milk?'
Rookie: 'Butter, cheese, ice
cream and two cows.'

Pvt.: 'I suppose you dance.
Gal: 'Oh, yes, I love to.'
Pvt.: 'Swell, that's better'n
just dancing.'

Well, another week has come and
gone and another brother has desert-
ed the ranks of the sane and happy.
Pvt. Fred Booker decided to take ad-
vantage of the increased dependency
allotments, and on the evening of the
4th, in Rec Hall No. 2, the knot was
tied by Chaplain Franklin. Pvt. and
Mrs. S. O. Howell were best man and
matron of honor respectively; and
most of the squadron were interested
witnesses. This was the second wed-
ding in the squadron area, incident-
ally, although the first in the new
Rec Hall. About seven months ago
Pvt. William Rogels was married in
the Mess Hall.
This week most of the squadron


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Carbon Dioxide Gas which leaves the funnel-
shaped nozzle at Minus 104 F and forms "Snow"
on the burning object.

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the pin which passes through the
handle and open the valve. Quickr.
ly smothers the fire by cutting
off oxygen.

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members were celebrating the first
anniversary of "Greetings" from
their neighbors. The appearance of
OD uniforms recalled those recruit
days quite vividly. We still think-
that old one about the recruit is
good. "Hell, no. Don't shoot Hit-
ler. Let him finish his basic train-
ing first,"
WE WONDER IF: Anybody in
the squadron can beat Carter at
ping pong, and if anyone will ever
take the CO up in his offer of a five
dollar bill to the squardon member
who can beat him at chess?
Some time ago this column chron-
icled the arrival of a mascot puppy
"Sarge." Time went on and Lupoe
removed the dog to guard his house-
hold in Panama City but this week
a month old offspring of the original
"Sarge" is asking handouts daily at
the Mess Hall. Thus pup, too, is
called "Sarge" but for an original
reason. He's like the top kick when
he is mad. His hair bristles up.

Squadron A
Squadron A welcomes its new 1st
Sgt., Donald E. Brown, who replaced
1st. Sgt. Robert H. Kelley, who went
to combat. Sgt. Brown is rapidly
learning the headaches a morning
report can cause. Sgt. Brown spent
one year ove-seas before coming to
the states. He was a student in
class 43-44.
We guess S/Sgt. Smith decided to
take it easy, because he transferred
to the weapons dept.
What are those new orange cards
the instructors are running around
with at 11:15 and 5:30. Maybe they
are the cause of all the aches and
moans around here these days.
We wonder who is Dixie Howell's
"big job?" How about it, Howell?
The latest reports on S/Sgt. Rus-
sell show that he has been practicing
interior decorating lately. Why?


4 -

Kitty Kallen is 22, halls from Philadelphia. She sings with
Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra. She sings very well. Er...Yes, she
sings very well. And she's very pretty. Very. She's been a
professional entertainer since she was 8, formerly sang with
Jack Teagarden and Jan Savitt'.s orchestras. Soldier, if you' re
reading this you'd better have your eyes--or your temperature--

Brown Bomb rs

Dinah Shore, easy on both eyes
and ears, may be currently heard
over CBS ,. Which means WWL to
you local listeners.
... "The Eve of St. Mark"
takes to the screen soon .. Anne
Baxter will be in the star role
. ... CBStar Col. Stoopnagle
aptly puts the food situation
thusly: "Orchestral percussion-
ists will be the only civvies who
will have a drumstick for Thanks-
giving this year" .. The Col. may
be heard weekly over WWL .


Along The 71

L Main Stem

Farming note: Lucille Ball, MGM
star, sells eggs, and makes her
own butter, with an electric
mixer!. .. She has a swell farm
near the cinema capitol ......
Nora Martin is the NBC-slnger on
the Eddie Cantor show .. Cantor
has started more than one starlet
on the road to success......
Paramount's "Incendiary Blonde"
will feature Betty Hutton.. Barry
Sullivan will play opposite her
in the musical comedy based on
the life of Texas Gulnan .. ....
"The Shadow" mystery thriller may
be heard over MBS Sundays at 6:30
cwt .. The series has been a pop-
ular favorite for several years.
Molly Berg, creator of 'The
Goldbergs'- and who plays Molly,
is an ardent gin rurwy fan .. She
often pens the card game into the
scripts, and insists on playing
them during the b'cast ......
CBShow on Thanksgiving Day will
last two hours, b'cast to boys
here and over there .. All-Star
lineup includes Birns and Allen,
Bergen and McCarthy, Alvino Rey,
a dozen others; listen to it over
WIL ...... Paramount will do
'Road to Utopia,' with Bing
Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy
Lamour .. If former 'Roads' are
precedents, this should be a
Al Jolson will appear in Warner
Bros. "Rhapsody in Blue" ... The
show will be based on the life of
George Gershwin ...... "Men of
the Air From Mitchell Field" fea-
tures Pvt. Lionel Stander .. He
was formerly a movie and radio
star .... .. Paramount will star
Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland
in "Kitty" .. It's a gay yarn,
set in the 18th century.

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T/Sgt. Richardson Suffered
Eye Wound in Covering
Attack Story
New York.-First American en-
listed soldier to enter Lae in New
Guinea was T/Sgt. Dave Richardson,
a correspondent for Yank, the offic-
ial servicemen's weekly.
Sgt. Richardson, a former reporter
for the Indianapolis Star and New
/York Herald-Tribune, has been cov-
ering the South Pacific war for 14
months. He was the only photograph-
er to take part in the Battle of San-
ananda, and is the only enlisted cor-
respondent in New Guinea. His rec-
ord has been one of continuous front-
line reporting in Australia, New Gui-
nea ,and Woodlark Island.
In a recent assignment for Yank,
Richardson went to the PT boat base
of Lt. Comdr. John D. Bulkeley, hero
of the fast PT's at Bataan. He spent
several days there, going on mis-
sions, taking pictures and gathering
material for Yank stories. Again he
rang up a "first" by being the first
correspondent to accompany Comdr.
Bulkeley into action since the PT
commander came out of the Philip-
"Then," says Sgt. Richardson, "I
-got permission to accompany Ameri-
can'troops on the Lae invasion. Our
landing was made Sept. 4, and in
the first three days I took 50 pic-
tures. We underwent severe bomb-
ings those three days and I caught
a piece of shrapnel in my right eye
from a big baby that landed only
six feet from my foxhole. For the
next five days I went around with a
white patch over the eye. In the
bombing, my typewriter broke. There
was only one other typewriter in the
whole invasion. I used it in the few
minutes each day when someone else
With his eye healed enough to re-
move the patch, Richardson caught
up with the Aussie infantry, travel-
ing by barge, jeep, and "ankle ex-
press." The Australians went into
Lae Sept. 16, and the Yank corres-
pondent was the first American en-
isted man on the scene. During the
Sast two days of fighting and on the
first day of Lae's fall, he got 50 more
pictures, which he carried back to
his original base by "barge, naval
vessel, ambulance, plane and garbage
wagon-a laborious process that took
four days."
'Ah, you.Arabians! You are
such intense lovers.'
'Of course; we do everything
in tents.
New Cpl.: 'I can't get into my
Pvt.: 'Are your feet swelled,



One of the busiest spots on the post, particularly on the
day before Saturday morning inspection, is the barber shop
where, as this soldier is doing, the GI's keep that GI ap-

"Business at the barbershops is
So says Myron E. Clark. He' s
the man in charge of Tyndall
Field's six barbershops employing
20 tonsorial artists.
His 20 barbers cut about 3,000
heads of GI hair per week. The
average "take" for the entire
post is about $1,400 weekly, and
the various shops use eight gal-
lons of one brand of shampoo
Every barber at Tyndall Field
has at least two years' exper-
ience, and the average is 17
years. Several of the scissors-
wielders have been cutting hair
for 25 years. Their pay ranges
from $40 to $100 weekly.
Several of the veterans can
turn out a neat job in less than
three minutes flat, and be ready
to sit the next customer in the
chair. Some of the men are slow-
er-a couple of them take 12 min-
utes to clip GI wool--but the
post average is 10 haircuts per
man per hour.
GI's don't buy many shaves, and
shampoos and massages are strict-
ly "after-payday treats." Many
student gunners, though, request
"the works" after graduation. But

the military requirement for
closely-trimmed hair makes busi-
ness fine despite the lack of a
"luxury" trade.
Clark, who lives with his wife
and child In Panama City, says "we
frequently.lose men to the draft,
and I'm expecting my call any
Four of the barbers in the 8-
chair enlisted men's shop can cut
nearly 100 heads of hair per hour
without any particular effort.
That averages 25 customers per 60
minutes, or approximately one
hair-cut per barber each two and
a half minutes.
The usual day includes about 40
or 50 clients who also ask for
shampoos, shaves and other such
A new shop for the exclusive
use of aviation cadets will be
opened in the near future.
After barbershop receipts have
been paid into wages and equip-
ment, the Post Exchange is paid
for the concession and excess
profits are returned again to the
men of the post.

She: 'What do naughty Egyrtian
girls become?'
He: 'Mumnies.'

Your Feet Grow Bigger as
Training Progresses--
And Why Not!
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 20.-Mass tabu-
lation of the clothing items with
which American soldiers are fitted
when they enter the Army has en-
abled the Army Service Forces to
gear clothing procurement to specific
levies of manpower, according to fig-
ures at the Quartermaster Branch,
Fourth Service Command.
As each soldier is fitted, the size
of each item is recorded and for-
warded to the Office of the Quarter-
master General. The figures are tab-
ulated and analyzed to determine the
percentages of each clothing size re-
quired for future issue at the var-
ious reception centers, as well as for
an overall picture of the nation as a
Having determined what sizes are
in demand and where, the Army is
enabled to make purchases and dis-
tribute them accordingly, and the
tabulation has brought to light cer-
tain established facts. For example,
the lowering of the age limit to 38,
years diminished the demand for
stout sizes, while the inclusion of the
18-19 year olds increased the de-
mand for small and medium sizes.
Individual records show that as
training progresses ,the size of the
soldier's waist is reduced, his should-
ers expand and his feet grow larger.
Latest figures show that 51 per
cent of the selectees can be fitted
in sizes classified as "regular", while
18 per cent require "shorts" and 27
per cent take "longs" with only four
per cent "extra longs."
There are 42 sizes of blouses, 25
sizes of overcoats, 46 sizes of trous-
ers and 240 sizes of shoes to insure
that the soldiers are well fitted, and
in addition, clothing is altered when
some minor change is required.

When a i1 ton truck belonging
to the Quartermaster caught on
fire last Wednesday at the corner
of Louisiana and Mississippi
Avenues, the first men to reach
the scene were members of the
308th AAF Band.
Armed with two fire extinguish-
ers taken from the barracks and
hurried to the fire a half a'
block away, they had the fire
completely out by the time local
fire fighting apparatus arrived
on the scene.
You're in error, Sergeant, and
you Private, are a dirty liar.

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the people with whom he must
One person educated for one
year is not brilliant. But a
million people educated for
one year have the wisdom and
strength of an intellectual

Sunday afternoon musical re-
cording programs will be resumed
at the Post Theater tomorrow.
With comments by W/0 Joshua
Missal, this Sunday's program
will consist of playing Debussy' s
'Nocturnes Clair de Lune.
The program will began at
12:45 P.M.

Warmin' the Bench

Who's The Guy That Leo Doesn't Like?
CNS Sports Correspondent
Back of Ham Healy's saloon on New Lots Avenue, there's a
tree grows in Brooklyn and if you just sit under it long
enough why sooner or later a fellow is almost certain to
come up to you and say:
'Who"s the guy that Lippy Leo doesn't like?'
He will be referring, no doubt, to the celebrated remark
made by Leo Durocher, the big bell cow of the Brooklyn Dodgers,
on the happy occasion of his reinstatement as manager of the
Bums for the coming campaign. On that great day the Lip
said that despite some ugly rumors he had heard he really
loves every last Bun on the team "with the exception of one
Well, who IS the guy that Lippy Leo doesn' t like?
This, of course, is the burning question of the hour all
along Montague street. It is also being asked between sips
of potheen on New Utrecht Avenue, on the Parkway, up ahd
down Myrtle Street and in the public baths at Prospect Park.
You can even smell it mingled with the herring scent in the
evening breezes that waft up from Gawanus and hear it in the
thunder of the waves that beat on Brighton's noble shores.
It's on every lip in Brownsville and every ear in Greenpoint
is flapping for the answer all Canarsie wants to know.
WHO'S the guy that Lippy Leo doesn' t like?
Speculation runs high on this question among the clan of
faithful that gathers every afternoon around the old hot
stove in front of Left Field Louie's chestnut stand at the
corner of Flatbush and DeKalb. There every effort is made
to get to the nub of the problem, as the saying goes.
'All I gotta say is,' says Dan Parker's friend Jeremiah
Francis Looney, the three button elevator man with hash marks
under each of his eyes, 'is that it better not be Dixie. If
they let Dixie go, it'll be the rawrest deal they ever done
in Brooklyn.'
Jeremiah speaketh of Dixie Walker, first in the hearts of
all Flatbush, who has been mentioned most prominently as the
man that Lippy Leo doesn't like. It is reported that bad
cess developed between Dixie and his manager during the sea-
Bad cess, for that matter, developed between the Lip and
quite a number of his athletes during the season. One day
Bobo Newsom squawked when Durocher dressed him down while
Bobo was dressing up to go out. The Lip then suspended Bobo
and the whole team went on strike. Branch Rickey, the Number
One man on the Dodgers, fired Bobo and ended the strike, send-
ing Arky Vaughan, leader of the insurrection, back to third
base where he performed with alacrity and dispatch for the
remainder of the season.
Rumor hath it that the Lip doesn't like Vaughan, for stick-
ing up for Bobo; that he doesn't like Billy Herman, because
Billy wants his job; and that he doesn't like Luls Olmo, the
Puerto Rican outfielder, because Luis doesn't bring him pretty
The boys at Left Field Louie's .chestnut corner can't figure
out and Left Field Louie himself is as befuddled as the best
of them. As a matter of fact, he has put his lament into
verse. To wit:
Is it Hoiman, Vern, or Erlmo, boys?
Coit Davis, Bordygary?
Is it Mickey Owen's brother,
Koiby Higbe's mother?
Or is it Typhoid Mary?

Is it Joe, the popcorn salesman, boys?
Or the goober vendor, Mike?
Is it Babe the batboy,
Pratt the fratboy?
Hey, WHICH Bum don't Lippy Like?

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More of the popular boxing pro-
grams will begin within a week
or so, as soon as the new gym-
nasium is. finished, it was an-
nounced this week.
Fights will be held on Mon-
Down in Skunk Hollow, a ring is
being set up inside a tent, and
boxing programs will be run off
there on Thursday nights.
A ring will be placed in the
colored Rec Hall for the Wednes-
day night shows among the colored
leather throwers.

Play in the Tyndall Field Bowl-
ing League will get under way
Monday on the Post alleys, which
have been closed for several
weeks being resurfaced.
Games will be played every
Monday and Tuesday, beginning at
6 P.M.
Fourteen teams, including the
championship 907th QM outfit,
have been entered In the league.

The Tyndall Field Concert Band
will open Its winter season of
concerts Sunday afternoon, Novem-
ber 14, at the USO auditorium.
Featured on the program will be
'Finlandia" the great symphonic
poem by Sibilius. This will be
the first appearance of the Tyn-
dall Band since the close of its
summer series of concerts.
Everyone is invited to this
free concert.

Cpl. Theodore M. Crary, a re-
cent addition to the 89th, wears
a chestful of medals earned in
World War I. The third veteran
of that war to become a member of
the Base Headquarters Squadron,
Cpl. Crary, who works in the
photo section, wears five stars
on his Victory Medal denoting the
fact-that he participated in five
major actions.
The corporal operated a sign
shop in Chicago before entering
the Army.
Crary was In the second battle
of the Marne, at Oise-Aisne, Ver-
dun, St. Mihiel and was in the
Alsace-Lorraine defense sector,
serving in the 128th Infantry of
the 32nd Division. He was over-
seas for 13 months, and wears the
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clus-
One of his two sons is in the
Navy, somewhere in the Pacific.
The other recently obtained a
medical discharge from the AAF.
His wife has a defense job.
"We're all In the war," says
Crary, "except the dog, and the
Army turned him down.
Other World War I veterans in
the squadron are Capt. James
Kedian, Commanding Officer who
is now on sick leave, and ist/Sgt.
William Newsom.

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 WILP.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
12:30 P.M. Special Service Non-
Com Meeting at Post Library.
5:30 P.M. Inter-Squadron Touch
Football Games.
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
WDLP. T/F Radio Playhouse.
6:30 P.M.- Radio Workship period.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly GI
dance at Rec Hall. T/F Band
broadcast over WDLP.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly color-
ed GI dance at Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P,M. Movies at Receiving
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. Movies at Receiving
1:00 1:15 P.M. Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Fridays 'March to
Victory' broadcast over HIP.


Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp.
Sun., Mon., 'CRAZY HOUSE,' Olsen
and Johnson.
Jerome Cowan, Faye Emerson. 'MR
MUGG STEPS OUT, East Side Kids.
Wed., Thurs., 'THE IRON MAJOR,'
Pat O'Brien, Ruth Warwick.
Fred MacMurray, Joan Crawford.
Tues. thru Fri., 'SALUTE TO TH
MARINES,' Wallace Beery.
Saturday, 'HAIL TO RANGERS,'
Charles Starrett.
Late Show Saturday, 'CORVETTE
K-225,' Randolph Scott.
POWER,' Walt Disney Feature.,
John Carroll, Ruth Warwick.
LIER,' Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth.
DAIN, Paul Muni.
Fri., Sat., 'TRAIL OF TERROR,'
George O'Brien.

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Novmbr 1, 943TH TY~DLL ARET ag 1

1. Do frogs have teeth?

2. What body of water does the
International Date Line cross?

3. What are the first words of
the Declaration of Independence?

4. How often does a sesqui-
centennial occur?

5. Does the flag have more red
stripes than white stripes or.
more white stripes than red

6. Name a movie in which the
cast was made up entirely of

7. In the "Tale of Two Cities,"
what are the two cities?

8. If you strike two glasses
partly filled with water, which
glass would give a higher tone--
e one with the larger amount
f water or the one with the
smaller amount?

9. Is- the average life of a
dollar bill less than one year,
less than five years or less

than seven years?

10. Did Benjamin Franklin sign
the Declaration of Independence
or the Constitution or did he
sign both?

1. Yes.
2. Bering Strait and Pacific
3. "When in the course of
human events...,
4. Every 150 years.
5. More red seven red and
six white..
6. "The Women."
7. London and Paris.
8. The one with the smaller
9. Less than one year -- nine
10. Both.

Proud parent on meeting the new
first grade teacher: 'I am happy
to know you, Miss Perkins. I an
the father of the twins you are
going to have next September.'

Don't worry if your job is small
And your rewards are few;
Remember that the might oak
Was once a nut like you.

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Overheard on a Panama City 'What caused the explos2
corner: at your house?'
She: 'Why don' t we get a 'Powder on my, sleeve.
GI: 'Darling, you're beauti- A city and a chorus girl
ful. In a taxi no one would see Are much alike, tis true,
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off to everyone.' And a chorus girl is, too,

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November 13. 1943


Gunners of the Week

Squadron A

Sergeant Keenan got his start
in the aviation business by
grinding parts fo-r Wright en-
gines when he was a civilian.
In the Army for 25 months,
virtually all of that time he
has been stationed at Sheppard
Field, Texas, after being gradu-
ated from the AM school there.
He was inducted at Fort Custer,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Keenan is 25, from Chicago,
went to high school in Shawnee,

Squadron C

Pfc. McWilliam was a machin-
ist at the Charleston, S.C., Navy
Yard before entering the Army on
April i2.
He's from Atlanta, Ga.,j where
he was a member of the Tech High
School football, basketball and
and boxing teams.
Unmarried', he was inducted at
Fort Jackson, S.C. Got his basic
training at Miami Beach, then
went to armament school at Lowry
Field, Denver, Cole.

IV .'?-.

Squadron E
Only Last week Cadet Fonda was
chosen as his class' "Gunner of
the Week." Twenty-two years oldj
he comes from Belmont, Mass. He
attended high school and mili-
tary academy, then the Univer-
sity of Michigan for two years.
Enlisting in Mdy, 1942, Fonda
has traveled from Ann Arbor,
Mich., to Atlantic City, N.J.,
to Buffalo, N.Y., to Nashville;
Tenn., to Selman Field to Tyn-
.dall in quest of his navigators'

Cadet Detachment

Cadet Russell came into the
Army immediately after his grad-
uation from Birmingham-Southern
He's. been in for about a year,.
Twenty-two years old, his home
is in Birmingham, Alabama.
During his year in the Army,
he's traveled from Nashville to
Santa Ana, Calif., to Blythe,.
Calif., to Pecos, Texas, to Luke
Field, Phoenix, Ariz., and then
to Tyndall.


Squadron B
Pfc. Ward had some experience
with the AAF and with aviation
in general before he entered the
He formerly was a civil ser-
vice worker at the Sub Depot at
the Midland, Texas, bombardier
school. Prior to that, he was
employed by the Brewster Buc-
caneer Company in Philadelphia.
In the Army since March 4,
1943, he was inducted at Fort
Bliss., then attended AM school
at Sheppard Field, Texas, before
being sent to Tyndall for train-
ing as an aerial gunner.
Squadron D
Born in Trinity, Ala., April
14, 1920, Sergeant Neville serv-
ed in the Infantry in Hawaii from
June 14, 1938, until he was dis-
charged at Washington, D.C.
July 13, 194i.
Reenlisted in the Air Corps on
July 16, 194i, in Washington,
D.C., he was assigned to the
350th School Squadron at Maxwell
Field, Ala., which was sent to
Eglin and then transferred to
Before his entry into the gun-
nery school, he was an instruct-
or on the turret range here.





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