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S/Sgt. J. Montgomery, S/Sgt. R.
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"...his work that day
will reflect on us
As a Flexible Gunnery
School, it is our objective
primarily to graduate trained
and qualified gunners. This
ultimate we never lose sight
of, for too many things append
to it. Raw and untutored in
the arts of war, it is our
job to impart to the student
gunner the concentration of
experience that has accumu-
lated out of the personal com-
bat history of veteran gun-
Elsewhere in the occurring
theaters of war, combat-smart
and confident, our gunners are
shooting up the skies with
telling accuracy, and it has
become part of our resolve
that among those bringing dis-
may to the heart of the enany,
will be the Joes and Bills
who won their silver wings at
For their own selves as for
the country they are so eager
to serve, we must evaluate
their fitness for that all
important gun-post -- since
they bring to a classroom,
along with their eyes and
ears, their very lives, to
keep or lose on some future
This boy who steps up so
proudly to receive a pair of
silver wings, will tomorrow
find himself circling in some
patch of sky scanning the near
and distant heavens for sign
of the enemy ... his work that
day will reflect on us for-
ever ... in glory or in shame.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
"The general in command of the U.S. forces in the
Solomon Islands during the first offensive said in a
recent American broadcast:
"'We made a successful landing on Guadalcanal on
lugust 7. A great many prayers were said before that
attack, but from then on until late in August there
rere no church services. You can see the reason. Not
even a small grouv could gather together; they were
3ure to be the target for a bomb. About three weeks
ater we were able to resume services. There was
prayer every morning and before battle; there were
Sunday services, Catholic and Protestant.
"'You would see a little service going on almost
anywhere. Sometimes in the shade of tall cocoanut
palms; sometimes there would be a bomber nearby, and
the congregation would be its crew, some of them
striped to the waist, with their vith helmets on the
ground, kneeling in Drayer. Sometimes fronds had
been cut from the Palms and arranged to make a nat-
ural nuliit or altar.
"'Religion out there was simple, but it was real.
When people get down to bedrock, they begin to know
what counts. Food, water, sleep are necessities, not
luxuries. So is faith in God. '"
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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
Ser'-ice at Theater
7:30 P.M....Evening Worship
P.M .............. Mass
P.M.... Fellowsh!c Club
News From Your
Idaho Falls, Ida. (CNS)-A fire
truck raced down the street, its
sirens screaming, but the ex-
pected crowd of fire chasers
failed to materialize. It was too
bad because the fire truck wasn't
going to a fire at all but to a
war bond rally.
Jacksonville, Fla. (CNS)-Miss
Wilfred Burkhalter saw someone
climbing out her bedroom win-
dow. "Who's there?" she inquired.
"Will you shut up?" snapped a
burglar escaping with $10.
Kansas City (CNS)-A fourth-
grader told her teacher the full
name of the President of the
United States was "Franklin De-
* Los Angeles (CNS) Mrs.
Anetta Rusetti paid for an auto-
mobile which was never deliver-
ed. On her birthday the salesman
sent her a card. "Happy birth-
day." it read. "I'm going to San
Marietta, Ga. (CNS) Mrs.
James Longstreet, widow of the
Confederate General. works in a
war plant here.
12:15 P.M....Protestant Wor-
5:30 P.M............... Mass
7:30 P.M....Cholr Rehearsal
5:30 P.M............... Mass
7:30 P.M.....Jewish Service
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he Is
present at the Chapel)
Own Home Town
Chicago (CNS) When cab
driver Charlie Bellman saw a
mug snatch a purse from a lady,
he sped after him in his taxi and
ran him down on a sidewalk.
The crook was so effectively
pinned under the cab that it took
jacks to extricate him. He was
unhurt, however, and the lady
got her purse back.
Hollywood (CNS) -Film actor
Errol Flynn has been named in
an $18,750 paternity suit filed by
Mrs. Shirley Evans Hassau, blond
and 21, a singer. She claims Flynn
sired her 2-year old daughter.
Newtown, Conn. (CNS)-Rich-
ard Grant, mental hospital at-
tendant, took a patient to see a
ball game in New York. The pa-
tient escaped in the subway.
Grant was jailed for six months.
Salt Lake City (CNS)-A
couple of thieves stole a com-
plete outfit of cleaned and
pressed clothing from a dry
cleaning store. They left behind
their discarded shirts and pants
and a dirty ring in the bath tub.
QUESTION: IF YOU WERE OFFERED
A TRANSFER TO ANY DESTINATION
YOU DESIRED (OTHER THAN HOME),
WHAT CHOICE WOULD YOU MAKE?
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. DAN LEVINSON
PPC. VICENfE MNOLA, Brooklyn, N.
T., MP at Post Gate: "Mitchell
Field, N.Y., is my choice, Al-
though not quite "home," being
assigned there would raise xn
morale to the sky."
SGT. HUBERf V. FIELDS, Alcoa,
Penn., Clerk in 69th Orderlt
Room: I sort of like Tyndall
Field and don't care about be-
ing shipped because I have all
my buddies here."
I/SGT. WALfTR L. COOLIDGE,
Gainesville, Fla., Student Mesd
Sergeant: "I'd like to be sent
to Los Angeles. It's far enough
away from home so that I would-
n't be tempted to go home too
often, particularly on three-day
SGT. WINTSLOV BALLUP, Hampton,
la., Chief Projectionist, Posl
Theater: "Personally, I don'i
care to be shipped. As far as
my military duties are concerned1
I'm perfectly satisfied here
SGT. MAURICE FORRECA, Pztladel-
phia, Turret Maintenance: "I'd
like to be sent to a cadet train-
ing school anywhere. I like fly-
ing and think I could do a good
job at it."
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FOUR P.C. RESTAURANTS
BY MEDICAL OFFICERS
Army and Navy Inspectors
Warn Servicemen Not to
Patronize Places Named
Four Panama City eating places
have been declared.by the post
medical inspector to be "not fit
to serve food to military person-
nel" because of insanitaryy con-
ditions" existing in them.
The four restaurants have not
been declared "off limits" but
soldiers were urged not to patron-
ize them because "serious con-
sequences" might ensue if the
conditions were not corrected.
The eating places censured are
the Lighthouse Cafe, Mullin' s
Grill, Abbott's Cafeteria and
The list was made public fol-
lowing an inspection of all
restaurants and other eating
places in the Panama City area.
The inspections were carried
out by Tyndall Field medical
officers working in conjunction
)ith Coast Guard, Bay County
Health Department and Florida
State Hotel Commission officials.
The- Tyndall Field report said
"these men are fully in accord
with the findings and recommend-
ations made in this report."
Major William L. Pomeroy, post
medical inspector, in his report
to the commanding officer de-
clared the four restaurants named
should not be patronized "because
of the extremely insanitary con-
ditions encountered and further-
more lack of interest and effort
on their part to correct defects
All of these places have been
found unsatisfactory on previous
Inspections," the report stated,
"and it is the opinion of this
-officer that unless drastic action
s taken at once that serious
consequences will ensue.
Twenty other Panama City res-
taurants, the report declared,
were "considered satisfactory and
fit to serve food to military
Those given official approval
were: White's Cafe, Cove Hotel,
Splendid Cafe, Walgreen Drug Co.,
Daffin Drug Co., Adams Drug Co.,
Dixie-Sherman Hotel, Hotel Marie
Rose Room, Bus Station Grill,
Mike's Cafe, Johnson's Drug Co.,
Miss Christmas Cafe, States Cafe,
Winrs Sundae Shop, Ralph's Oyster
Bar, J.C. Posey Oyster Bar, Five
Points Oyster Bar, The Glen,
Mattie's Tavern, and Carson's.
NEW USO CAMP SHOW
A breezy new musical hit, "It's
A Pleasure" will be the next USO
Camp Show to be shown at the Post
"It's A Pleasure" is scheduled
to arrive at Tyndall Wednesday,
December 15, for the usual two
evening showings at the Post The-
ater. Although music is em-
phasized, both vocal and instru-
mental, this revue also presents
contrasting styles of dancing and
the eccentric funsters inject
plenty of rib-wrecking comedy.
"YANK" G.I. PHOTO CONTEST
*OFFERS $50 IN WAR BONDS
FOR BEST CAMP NEWS PICS
NEW' YORK Polish up those
lenses and start clicking, all you GIs
who have a weakness for snapshoot-
ing. YANK, the Army Weekly, is
offering every enlisted man or wom-
an within the Continental limits of
the U. S. a chance to win a $25.00
War Bond for the best Camp News
The first announcement of the
contest, which appears in the Nov.
26 issue of YANK, sets forth the
There will be two $25.00 War
Bonds .warded, one for each of these
CLASS 1- Enlisted members of
the Armed Forces in the U. S. who
arc assigned to photography sections
as part of their regular military or
CLASS 2- -All other enlisted menm-
bers of the Armed Forces in the U.
Entries should bear the name, rank
and organization of the contestant.
should be cleared through the Post
Public Relations Office. They must
be addressed to Camp News Picture
Contest Editor, YANK. 205 E. 12nd
Street, New York 17, N. Y. Cap-
tions explaining the subject in detail
should accompany each entry.
Contest opens Nov. 26. closes mid-
night, December 31, 19413. All en-
tries must be postmarked on or be-
fore the latter date. Judges will he
members of the YANK staff.
Here's a chance to get your name
and your camp in the official Army
Mag, YANK. Read the full details
in the Camp News section of YANK
and start clicking with this big Camp
News Photo Contest.
GRADUATING CADETS TO DINE
AND DANCE MONDAY EVENING
Aviation cadets of the class to be
graduated from the Army Air Forc-
es Flexible Gunnery School at Tyn-
dall Field next week will have a
farewell banquet and dance next
Monday night, Nov. 29.
The banquet, a stag affair, will
be in the cadet mess hall. The for-
mal dance will follow at 9 p. m. in
the Recreation Hall, which will be
"off-limits" to other personnel that
Music for the dance will be furn-
ished by the Tyndall Field dance
band. The dance will continue un-
til 1 a. m. Girls will be brought to
the field from Panama City in buses.
It is planned to have impromptu
entertainment at the dance. School
officers have been invited.
T/F WACS OFF TO N.C. ON
AAF WAC RECRUITING TOUR
Two Tyndall Field WACs, Cpl.
Bernice Schmidt and Pvt. Jeannette
Lynch, have been sent to Raleigh,
N. C., on detached service to recruit
women for Army Air Forces WACs.
They were picked for their excep-
tional abilities displayed in the drive
here. They are to tour a section of
the country that has not been cov-
Cpl. Schmidt and Pvt. Lynch went
to Maxwell Field, Ala., for a short
instructive course in recruiting be-
fore continuing on their campaign.
Their places on the recruiting
team, headed by Lt. John Davis and
Lt. Mildred Keyes, have been re-
placed by Cpls. Beverly Bella, Nor-
ma Doriguzzi, Alice Howard and
OUR FRONT COVER
Our front cover this week
is a hot shot of the 32 lb.
"Terrible Turk" with trim-
mings that 31 year-old QM
cook, smiling Pfc. Charles B.
Dell'Orco of St. Louis, Mo.,
has rendered hors de combat.
No longer will this fine
specimen of Meleagris Ameri-
cana (North American wild
turkey) strut his stuffing
before some coy young hen,
for 33 minutes after this pic
was taken, "Tom's" drumsticks
were al ready thumping on Quar-
termaster's Thanksgiving Din-
A word of thanks to Lt.
Jack Goldsmith and to the QM
messmen who helped prepare
the noble bird for the camera.
The picture was taken by
Sgt. Dan Levinson.
JEWISH SERVICEMEN INVITED
TO 'FEAST OF LIGHTS'
PARTY DEC. 28TH
Enlisted men and officers of
the Jewish faith stationed in
this vicinity are invited to at-
tend a Chanuka, or "Feast or
Llihts, party to be held at the
Panama City Women's Club December
The party is being sponsored by
local Jewish families with the
cooperation of the district Jew-
ish Welfare Board.
The evening's festivities will
begin at 7 P.M., with entertain-
ment, refreshments, motion pic-
tures and distribution of gifts
comprising the program.
Mr. I. Minlstorsky, represent-
ing the Jewish Welfare Board, Is
working with the Arrangement Com-
mittee on the party's details.
Members of the Arrangement Com-
mittee are Mrs. I. Strassler,
Mrs. B. Wengrow, Mrs. J. Tash-
llk and Mrs. E. Edelman.
The Women's Club is located on
Cove Boulevard at Fourth Street.
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
12:45 P.M. Musical Recording
Hor 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
- Cadet Dance at Rec
* Movies at Receiving
8:00 P.M. Weekly Dance at USO,
T/F Bend broadcast over WMP.
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. Protestant choir re--
hearsal, Post Chapel.
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 WMtP.
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 .t Re-
8:03 PH. Movies at Colored Rec
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
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"Tyndall Homes" will be open Monday for inspection by all
who desire to look at the new housing project on Tyndall Field,
Lt. William B. Pratt, billeting officer, announced this week.
Cpl. Joseph Franza, billeting clerk, will be at the housing
project site all day Monday and until 8 P.M. Monday night to
show the homes to visitors.
Applications for the homes are now being accepted from civ-
ilian workers. This includes enlisted men's wives who work on
The homes are furnished with electric refrigerators, water
and space heaters and stoves.
They will be ready for occupancy in the near future.
November 27, 1943
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Along The ]1
L Main Stem
NOW AND FOREVER
All that is left of Goebbel's
Berlin home, the house that prop-
aganda built, is a pile of smoke-
blackened bricks. For once the
master disseminator of Nazi ad-
vices is silent as the great
fires in Berlin burn on hours
after the devastating raid by
the RAF. The psychological ef-
fects of the RAF's Berlin mission
will linger long in the average
Berliner's mind. If he has not
already, he will begin wondering
about reported German war suc-
cesses, "successes" that permit
a reeling enemy to bomb the vic-
tor's capitol city in Fortress
Europa to its foundations. "Lon-
don can take it"-Berlin is tak-
ing it and its remains will be
Fighting Yanks continue to take
their toll of Jap-held pacific
atolls on the shortest direct
route to Japan. Makin has been
taken. Abemama's dot rests in
American hands and on Tarawa,
Nippon's observational isle, Jap-
anese blood is irrigating Tarawa's
soil and bringing a blush to the
white cherry blossoms abloom in
the Emperor's gardens. Altho
none of our boys are over fond of
KP, they seem to be enjoying the
Thanksgiving mocpping up parties
now in progress in the Gilbert's
and are doing more than their
share in cooking for Hirohito,
the Imperial Japanese goose. The
goose that failed to lay a golden
egg for its master.
The Russians keep pronging a-
long thrusting Dnieper and deep-
er into Nazi annexations. Except
for an admitted Russian withdraw-'
al in the salient west of Kiev,
nowhere else do the Nazis ad-
vance. They either stand, they
reform, or they withdraw-never
do they run. Eventually the lop-
ing Hitlerites are going to find
themselves overwithdrawn at the
banks of the Dnieper and when
their cronies find out that they
are in the Red-it will be check-
ing out time in 3 no account Bal-
It was a night for star gazing
decided Adolph and climbed all
the way up to his favorite Berlin
roof. 'And now for a pretty long
look at pink and glowing Arcturus.
Ach! but she is lovely,' sighed
Adolph, and suddenly Arcturus went
into eclipse. 'Dot's strange,'
muttered the Feuhrer. But then
he heard the fearful drone of
British Motors overhead and as he
watched, the Big Dipper and the
Little Dipper inverted their as-
tral bomb-loads on the Ciphers
Room in the Wilhelmstrasse. Like
a rain of shooting stars the bombs
fell on Berlin and the protective
umbrella of the Messerschmitts
never had a chance to open. Then
all at once in his heavenly ken-
nel, the Dog Star began howling,
and even at that distance Hitler
could plainly see that it was
-Pfc. E.T. Delbyck
Indianapolis (CNS) Local
draft boards report men quit de-
fense jobs to join the Army. The
men think the war will soon be
over and they want to get in be-
fore it's too late to become vet-
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Dog Cited by Army
For Bravery in Sicily
Pleasantville, N. Y. (CNS)-
Chips, a German shepherd dog
owned by little Nancy Wren, 6,
has become the first canine in
history ever recommended for the
Distinguished Service Cross and
Nancy is plenty proud.
Nancy hadn't heard a word
from Chips since the day he
marched off to war with the K9
Corps until recently when the
War Department informed her
father that Chips had been cited
for cleaning out an enemy pill-
box in Sicily.
Tank Meets Street Car-
And Wins the'Battle'
Baltimore (CNS)-A tank and
a street car met head on in a
street collision here and the trol-.
ley came out second best. The
car bounced off the tracks and
onto the curb. The tank, uliim-
paired, continued on its way.
Wife Divorces Wrong Sinatra
Los Angeles (CNS)-Frank Si-
natra was divorced here recently.
Hold on girls! It ain't the right
Frankie. This Sinatra is Frank
Sinatra, CPO of the U. S. Navy,
whose wife charged cruelty.
S... Judy Garland will MGM-it in
"Meet Me in St. Louis" .. It's a
Technicolor movie .. .... Ar-
chie, on the Blue's "Duffy's Tav-
ern" Show, says: At a wedding it
is impolite to kiss the bride
more than twice unless you are
(a) The groom, or (b) Bigger than
the groom .. "Duffy's" is one of
the best shows on the nets ....
.. Dorothy Lamour and Eddie
Bracken will star in Paramount's
"Rainbow Island" which is before
the cameras at this very moment
...... Gals gasped the other
day at WWL New Orleans, when a
chap looking like Robert Taylor
entered the studio ina Navy lt.'s
uniform .. They discovered later
it WAS Bob Taylor, now stationed
at the New Orleans Naval Training
Station as an instructor ......
Julia Sanderson, minus her late
husband, Frank Crumit, will make
her debut on Mutual Dec. 2 .. The
show will be titled "Let's Be
... Alice Cornell, a native of
Plant City, Fla., is now singing
on NBC .. She was discovered by(
Nick Kenny .... .. George Raft
is dating Bonita Granville, out
Hollywood way .. Pickin' 'em
kinda young, aren't ya, George?
.. .. .. Cary Grant will star in
Warners' 'Destination Tokio' ..
Faye Emerson will co-star ..Bob
Cummings, co-star in Warners'
'Princess O'Rourke,' is now an
AAF reserve lieutenant .. He en-
tered active duty after his last
picture .. .. ..
ON PARADE-When a song old
or new rates "Your All-Time Hit
Parade" Bea Wain sings out the
news over NBC. Nice looking
throat for it, don't you think?
... Have ya heard the 'Coronet
Story Teller' over MBS? .. It's
aired on Sundays at 6:45 EWT .
.. .. CBSHow 'The Pause That Re-
freshes' on WWL Sunday afternoons
is a grand Sunday pgm .. Andre
Kostelanetz is featured with spe-
cial weekly guests .... .. The
show which follows the 'Pause,
the Prudential Hour, features
Deems Taylor .. Mr. Taylor is the
donor of Tyndall's classical rec-
ord library ......
NEW YORK N'EWSREEL: Abe Lyman
at the Casino .. Bobby Sherwood
at the Cocoanut Grove .. Ted Lew-
is at the Hurricane .. The Three
"Suns at the Piccadilly.. Woody
Herman at the Paramount .. Ritz
Brothers at the Roxy .. Dick Kuhn
at the Astor...
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Thvember 27, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page .9
...... Greetings, gates
Tyndall Tech's scandal colyum
welcomes you to another session
of here'n'there topics .. ...
!"hat 69th Staff Sergeant sent
his dog tags away to Baltimore
to have them nickle-plated? ..
It's the truth, he did, s'hell
us! .. .. .. Less Gilbert's
burned on Sunday .. Certain Mas-
ter Sergeant and certain CorToral
were seen sitting on curb in front
of the bar, crying as though they
had lost their last friend, and
wailing 'There goes our Xmas lik-
ker' ...... Cart. Walter F.
Silva promoted to Major .. He's
the post adjutant, ya know.
What attractive Hq. clvvie em-
ployee is missing a girdle? ..
'Twas found in the ladies room by
a friend of the writer!......
Add odd names dept.: There's a
Yukio Kishi in the Receiving Pool
of the Hollow .. What next? ....
.. 'Sgt. Morrie Lleberman wants to
run a colyum in the Target, ex-
pressing opposite opinions from
ours .. Well, competition makes
better business, is our motto ..
.. .. Squirrel hunters abounded
at Tyndall Tech this week ..
Everybody but us ate meat with no
points ...... Speaking of
points, we're going to charge the
guys points when we play volley-
ball .. We lose our pound of
flesh every day ...... What's
this about someone taking up a
collection to buy Sgt. Dick Mor-
ris a black-snake whip for Xmas?
.. Not a bad idea, chums.
Quotable quotes: Sign outside a
Red Cross blood bank: If you can' t
be a private, be a corpuscle ..
Not a bad angle ...... Pvt.
Earl G. Smith is lead-off man in
the Hats Off Dept. this week ..
He married Miss Margaret T. Dar-
nell at the chapel on the 20th ..
.... New officers reporting to
the post by the gross .. Lots of
them from Del Rio, Tex., some
from Dodge City, Kansas .......
Sgt. Ed Pullman back from school
at Chicago .. Nice time, he sez,
would like to go to the Sperry
School in hometown Brooklyn ....
.. SGT. JONES: 'My grandfather
neither drinks, touches tobacco
in any form, nor so much as looks
at a woman, and tomorrow he is
celebrating his 85th birthday.'
SOT. SMITU: 'He is? HovP'
New WAC Officer is 1st Lt.
Margaret Holmes .. She's from
ireensboro, N.C ... .. Just in
case you're interested, the bath-
ing beaches are closed to all
personnel .. .. .. Have you seen
Dot Stutts' sparkler? .. She's
engaged to Lt. Decker, lucky guy;
she's a grand girl .. .. .. Lt. D.
0. Moore is now Tech Library Off-
icer, in addition to various other
duties .. .. .. A Wac at Tyndall
Field has a peculiar "first" ,.
She was named Miss Oil Slick of
1943 by members of a submarine
crewl .. .. .. AircraftRec genius
Sgt. Art Mazzola points out that
in the movie "Corvette K226," a
P-39 was catapulted from a ship
.. And when later seen, the same
ship was a P-40.
GAG OF THE WEEK: The nurse
walked tr to the new father out-
side the maternity ward. 'Con-
gratulations,' she said. 'You're
the father of a beautiful six-
round girl. The father turned
without a word and started to
walk away. 'But don't you want to
see your wife and child?' the
nurse asked. 'No.' the man said.
'We're mad. We haven' t spoken
for three years.' The nurse look-
ed confused. 'But .. but .. the
baby .. How .. ?' 'Ah,' was the
retort. We're not that mad!'
'Dear Aunt Lulu:
I have been giving the same
calisthenics for several weeks,
and would like some new ideas.
Can you send me some?
PT Area 2.
Dear Drastic Dick:
Here you are, you health fiend!
A new exercise for your men of
Tyndall Tech! Ready? All right.
Stand erect. Reach down with
your left arm, and wrap it around
your right leg three times. Got
that? Tie the fingers in a knot.
Repeat the process with your right
arm. Now fall forward on your
face, roll over, and come to a
standing position again.
Call in the guy who just ran
the obstacle course, and have him
untie your fingers, and you're
ready for exercise two. Reach
around with your right hand,
grasp the left firmly behind your
back, and turn a triple somer-
sault thru the loop. Or, if
you're really ambitious, turn a
back somersault, a triple half-
gaynor, and an Australian twist.
Your Aunt Lulu will be glad to
send you more tearing down exer-
cises. Just rip the top off the
nearest taxi-cab, and send it,
together with three cents in
stamp or coin, to cover the cost
of mailing to Aunt Lulu, c/o The
Target, Tyndall Field, for my new
booklet: "How to run the obstacle
course in three days flat, or How
to build yourself up to an awful
Shampoo Clears GI
Of Murder Charge
Pineville, Ky. (CNS) -Pvt.
Paris Kelly's brown hair proved
in court that he was not a mur-
derer. Arrested as the blonde
haired killer of Jack Campbell in
a Middlesboro bar, Kelly won a
directed verdict of acquittal after
Judge J. S. Forester ordered him
shampooed to determine if his
hair had been dyed. Vigorous
scrubbing left his hair still brown.
I am hungry and in my innocence
walk into chow. With tray full,
I head for my favorite table and
sit down to be confronted by a
hammer-headed liver steak that
eyes me most maliciously. smoth-
ered somewhat in onions and al-
most buried under a debris of
thoroughly unmanageable vege-
tables--one instinctively senses
that it will go down fighting.
After a series of lightning bay-
onet sorties successfully re-
pelled by the liver, I retreat to
the far end of the tray for a
much needed respite.
My ordnance is battered beyond
recognition. All that remains of
my knife is a length of twisted
metal flecked with blood, my
blood. The soup spoon had broken
in the first wave of the,assault
and the two tine fork proved no
Bengal Lancer against a tough and
resilient enemy. What is left of
my armament is a tiny square of
juice spattered napkin and con-
vinced that there will be no vic-
tory through arm power this day--
slowly I raise the white banner
With a sigh I retire frn Water-
loo and head for the porcelain
isle of Java. It is coffee, not
identifiable by the uninitiate,
but I have the personal assurance
of the first cook that it is, and
in chalk of similar composition
it stands out in bold relief on
the slate menu. Impulsively I
sip the letters, C 0 an offi-
cial chill courses through my
frame and does a half-gainer off
my lower vertebrae--apparently to
hall the advent of rigor mortis.
My mind is speculating with anti-
dotes. My chemistry ever limited
never included the rarer poisons,
aconite, or G.I. coffee, and' the
black raven of death slowly as-
sumes shape before my eyes.
To be continued
Next week: "Heaven Can Wait!"
TYNDALL- ETTINGS I
The coke box looks more deserted every day. Seems the altar-shy
bachelors are afraid to take a gal there for a drink anymore...Sgt.
Major Stone is on furlough to Tifton, Gawga. Thought it had been
fairly quiet lately...Frances Gapen of the file room has returned to
her home town of Greenville, S.C., and Ida Mae Herring has gone to
visit her husband's people in Geneva, Ala. Their son is on duty with
the Army Air Forces in the European theater...Cpl. Giddens has re-
turned from school...Took a long time to go, didn't he?...Pvt. Mahoney
of the PRO has been joined in Panama City by Mrs. M. from Boston,
Mass...Sgt. Samioff wanted to wear an M-i helmet for protection on a
squirrel hunting trip...That's Mrs. Ruth Gillespie in the Sgt. Maj-
James L. Carter, carpenter foreman, was called to Bonifay, Fla.
due to the death of his father. Our sympathy to Mr. Carter and fam-
Certain parties have accused the Post Engineers of having a certain
telephone number changed. "Not guilty," fellows, this was a Signal
Corps must. our other motto is "service with a smile," so just dial
Every cloud has its silver lining," but only Post Engineers and
Post Headquarters have their "Silva's." Congratulations to Major
This week's orchids go to John A. Thomas, plumber foreman, James B.
Ellis, chief electrician foreman, and Samuel K. Mhyne, superintendent
of heating and refrigeration, who have been subject to 24 hours a day
call since these departments were established and have never taken a
day of annual or sick leave. This is indeed an enviable record and
these faithful workers are deserving of a berth in the upper halls of
the "Castle" emblem of the Corps of Engineers.
Here's wishing a "get well quick" for Pfc. James A. Oadd--better
half of our Charlotte Gadd.
Sgt. and Mrs. Stanley J. Bashford are the proud parents of a baby
Shhhh! Have you heard what happened to "Pistol Packin' Mamma"? She
has a little "BB" now.
I DREAMT I DWELT IN
"A Chilling Cereal In Four Servings"
by Pfc. E.T. Delbyck
EDITOR'S NOTE: Pfc. Delbyck submitted this story to the
Target almost six months ago. At the time we felt that
we would be unable to use it. However, we failed to take
into consideration Delbyck's adhesive-like persistence,
and he has been pestering us ever since to reconsider.
He admits that he has revised the story somewhat, and
claims that several G.I.'s who he forced to read it re-
marked that the Target was passing up the story of the
year. We've finally decided to present our case to the
public. We're going to print the lengthy opus in four
installments, beginning this week.
We're building a doghouse, and either the Ed. or Del-
byck will be its tenant, pending opinions expressed by
our gentle readers in the form of letters.
November 27, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
NEWS FROM THE
If, by chance, the bus line into
Panama City ceased to operate, Sgt.-
Kuehner would be a very sad sack
indeed. The gal is known as Dia-
mond Lil', and if you don't believe
me, ask Lover Nye, he knows.
Sgt. Stoudt can tell you how it
feels to go from rags to riches -
One session at the Little Monte Car-
lo (fourth door on your left as you
enter the barracks) and he's back in
the chips. You better stay away
for a few days Stoudt, then hit them
for another lick.
Through years of study, research
and, of course, untold expense, we
have finally arrived at the conclus,
ion that the only trouble with the
game of poker is that someone has
Sgt: Steffen receives daily com-
muniques from his home town in
Oklahoma by carrier pigeon Ho
hum, these moderns.
Shannon (Earl) just returned
from St. Louis where he spent fif-
teen days. To me it seems that he's
not the same healthy chap that he
was when he left. He looks tired
and dissipated will someone tell
me what the hell it can be that these
men do on .their furlough?
By the way, Alzmann, you don't
have to salute the Post Fireman on
Did any of you hear what happen-
ed to Sgt. Weatherby's sport jalopy
on the way to Wewa? It caught on
'ire three times and that makes his
Chevrolet three times worse than
the Dry Cleaners shop that only
caught fire once but that was
enough, wasn't it Steffen?
Note to Gremlin Bryant. Don't
take those Judo tricks too seriously.
The rest of the fellows know them,
Anyone entering S Sgt. Kelley's
room is greeted by this invitation:
"Hello, Silver, take off your horse-
shoes and sit down."
Who's the WAC, McCormick? And
we thought all the time that Betty
had the inside track.
We were unfortunate enough to
lose Lt. Steen to the Communication
Dept. We all hIate to see him go but
we wish him all the luck in the
world in his new job. As a parting
salute we all agree that we shall give
his successor the same respect and
cooperation that we gave him.
Every time McIntyre is in doubt
he asks himself this question: "What
would MacArthur do?" After that
he acts accordingly.
"Pop" Powell is having a tough
time saying goodbye to that bundle
of charm that works at Personnel-
Now he knows that Sherman was
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To clear up any misunderstand-
ings those screams and shrieks
of anguish, heard in the vicinity of
the cadet detchment the other night
weiV nothing. more than the outcries
of these hapless cadets who were
told they were "red-lined" on the
payroll. Lt. Frasiei announced to
these unfortunates that "T. S." cards
were available at the orderly room
and, upon request, would be cheer-
As a matter of fact, those "red-
lined-lined" men may consider them-
selves lucky. One cadet ,after being
paid, all and sundry deductions made
-ended up owing the government
six dollars. So help us, it's the
This bit of poetic genius on the sex
life of the flea, preferred anonymous-
ly to this department:
And here's the happy, bounding flea,
You cannot tell the he from she.
The sexes look alike, you see;
But she can tell and so can he.
On' open post last week, A/C Ca-
hill, the perennial coiner of phrases,
worked his red and white corpusclek
to death-both of them .
Well, it's all over but the cheering
for the 43-48 cadets. Monday even-
ing, the farewell banquet at the ca-
det mess hall and later, the dance
at the RBC Hall. Bet this is the
first time they ever looked forward
to a Monday.
The boys of 43-51 are getting into
the thick of things and in a few
short weeks they, too, shall be on
their W,.y-working for another pair
of silver wings at a navigator or
In closing, this tid-bit of humor
from Esquire ?
"Could I see the Captain?"
"He's forward, Miss."
"Oh, I'm not afraid, I've been out
with aviation cadets."
Our new class 43-52, has shown a
very good start by winning the "E"
flag in their first week of school.
Keep. up the good work, men, and
let's keep the flag in our squadron
Barracks 435 won the weekly in-
spection, and 438 was the runner-up,
It was a tough fight for first place,
as all the barracks were in the race
up to the final day, which was Sat-
urday, and 435 got over the wire for
the winning position.
We extend a hearty welcome to
2nd Lt. Herbert J. Freeman, our new
tactical officer, and hope that he en-
joys his stay with-us.
Cpls. Robert F. LeClair and James
R. Donaghue, students in our squad-
ron, have surely seen plenty of the
world. They both have traveled ov-
er 250,000 miles, touched all conti-
nents, crossed the equator twelve
times, and have been on all oceans,
except the Arctic. They have been in
the army for three and a half years,
and were on army transports of the
U. S. A. for about nine months, and
on British transports for fourteen
They carried prisoners of war hack
to the United States, and the Ger-
mans were surprised to see New
York still intact, as they thought it
was bombed to the ground. They
both came directly from Halifax,
Nova Scotia, to Tyndall Field, F'a.
LaClair hails from Buffalo, N. Y.,
and is 25 years old, and his favor-
ite sport is football. Donaghue
comes from that good old state call-
ed Massachuetts, and both of these
men are very anxious to get a crack
at the enemy as future aerial gun-
Students, if you have any interest-
ing material for this column, come.
to the Orderly Room, and let's have
the news. If any of you have been
in combat, or have any good stor-
.ies, don't be afraid to release the
news to this reporter.
"Into the valley of death rode the
400". That was the comment of
Sgt. Dufane as he saw the winding
files of our new class coming down
the road from Skunk Hollow last
It may not have been into the
valley of death, but we certainly
know that it was into the area of
Squadron D, and this week has
found Class 44-1 well versed in what
comprises the start of training for
Aerial Gunners. Skeet Range first
thing Monday morning and from
here on intensive training that will
just about fill our every hour.
The early rising sort of reminds
us of "In winter I get up at night,"
but we have revised it to "At Tyn-
dall Field there is no night," at least
so it seems, 'cause no sooner to bed
than up again. But the first wee'--
is the hardest and we are past that
Just five more to go.
In Class 44-1 there is a definite
dearth of the common names one
usually finds on a roster comprised
of 400 men. We have but one Smith,
one Jones, and one Johnson, setting
some sort of precedent.
With the advent of Class 44-1 it
meant that Class 43-47 was history.
We, of the squadron, look to them to
help make history and wish for them
the very best in every undertaking'
from here on in, bringing to our en-
emy a taste of the business they
learned here. Good luck and God
This past week saw the return of
S/Sgt. Snowden from up Missouri
way where he spent his furlough,
and very profitably we think. He
was very fortunate in getting a pie-
view of the new Air Forces Bomber,
the B-29, and witnessed a test hop.
That lady who all the squad(
has fallen in love with is our ne
addition who answers to the name of
"Gremlin," "Malfunction," or jilst
plain "Mutt." She just came to sort
of adopt us last week and the addi-
tion of a canine member to the
squadron was about all we needed.
She gets so much attention from
both students and permanent peison-
nel that we look for her to be spoiled.
She is causing lst/Sgt. Thompson
added woes keeping track of her
whereabouts, and after we get her
housebroken we aim to teach her to
be permanent right guide in our pa-
rades on Friday.
For a while we thought that the.
recent conflagration at the Post
Cleaners would force our last class to
graduate in fatigue, but with a
"Share the 0. D.'s Not Burned C--
paign" that we launched, we w
able to clothe the class to get tl
S/Sgt. George Neville, Class 43-
47, has long been a familiar face on
the ranges of Tyndell and at long
last, this week saw George attain the
grade of Aerial Gunner and be
awarded his Silver Wings. He was
selected as "Gunner of the Week"
for the week of November 13th and
this week he was retained at Tyn-
dall as an Instructor as an Air to
'Would you like to see a model
'Glad to, what time does she
qui t work?'
P aee 6
THE TYNDALL TARGET
November 27, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
-ONE, WEEK OF THE WAR
In this week of thanksgiv- of the week. There were other raids Monday and Tuesday. As could be expected, Ger-
ing not all of the peoples of blows struck by the Allies-- Some Germans said "Berlin many screamed for revenge.
the United Nations received a the Nazis withdrew a few more can never recover from this They called the raids "terror
big plateful of turkey, but miles in Italy; American Fort- blow." attacks." The Nazis declared
the war news was a good sub- resses blasted the naval base The city's streets were they were getting set to
st.itute. at Toulon; Liberators attack- filled with rubble. A short- strike back -- probably at
For the week brought the ed Sofia, the capital of Bul- age of water, caused by bomb- London-with their "reprisal
following good tidings: garia--but those two were the smashed water mains, hindered weapon."
Berlin was raided heavily most important. -the Berliners' efforts tostop The Germans, some circles
three times. The massive air In what was termed the thefires which raged through- believe, may in desperation
blows made Berlin the worst- "greatest air raid in his- out the city. use poison gas in some form
bombed city in the world. tory, a thousand heavy Bri- One of the buildings that against the British. Others
American invasion forces in tish bombers dropped more than was destroyed by flames was think that the Nazis have in-
a lightning four-day action 2,300 tons of explosives into the residence of Adolph Hit- stalled "rocket guns" along
occupied the Japs' former the heart of the German capi- ler. Buildings belonging to the coast of France, guns
positions in the Gilbert Is- tal on Tuesday. Goering and Goebbels also felt capable of hurling explosive
lands. An estimated 10,000 persons the revengeful bombs of the shell Is all the way to the
Those were the major actions were killed or injured in the Britons. British capital.
Electric Gun Pointer Makes Dead Ducks of Enemy Planes
-mg aSSSWVS~3eI shWV. *** "**** *>"*'.*c" I-
S Electric Gun Pointer keeps 'em foiling.
At left below is the tracker equipment which
follows moving aircraft. Below is the computer
which does the high speed arithmetic. Left
above is the gun which brings down the enemy
planes. Twelve Jap bombers were shot down
with only 88 shells by means of this pointer.
Electricity wins wars. In the
picture at lower left corner above
skilled soldiers operate the preci-
sion tracker which sights moving
aircraft. Speed and direction of the
flying plane are transmitted electri-
cally to the truck-mounted com-
puter shown in the lower right hand
picture. This computer also consid-
ers height of the plane, wind direc-
tion and velocity, temperature of
the explosive charge and of the
gun itself, muzzle velocity and drift
(muzzle spin) of the shell and the
difference in position between the
tracker and the gun. All these ele-
ments are translated into electrical
impulses and the computer figures
out just how to point the gun in
nothing flat. Diagram at upper
right explains the operation. The
tracker (5) supplies the speed and
direction of plane (1) to computer
(6). Computer also figures in alti-
tude from height finder (2), dis-
tance between gun and tracker
(G), time of flight of shell (A), muz-
zle velocity of gun (B), drift (C),
gravity (D), air density (E), and
wind direction and velocity (F).
After considering all elements the
computer sets the shell fuse and
points the gun (4) so the shell will
explode within lethal distance (3) of
the moving plane. It all used to be
done mechanically and with highly
complicated mathematical tables.
The Army and Bell Telephone Lab-
oratories recently revealed the
new pointer at Murray Hill, N. J.
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' 1; I
THE TYNDA.L TA.ET Pae 7
Rugged ? 69th
There are a few sore arms in our
outfit these days. Seems some of
the guys had to get "shots" this
week and haven't fully recovered.
One lucky (? ? ?) G. I., namely Cpl,
Giddens ,arrived in Sq. Hd. with his
diploma from a rugged course in
Adm. Insp. school up Colorado way
just in time to see his name go on
the list for "Enlisted Men now due
Immunization Shots." We hear he
looked sort dejected, being posted
,for something so soon. We're glad
to have you back with us, Georgia
A good tale, no matter how old
and worn, always helps a little at
times, but this one takes the cake.
Our S/Sgt. Dwight J. Boileau was
caught in the very act of shining
M/Sgt. Stone's shoes (or so M/Sgt.
Stone thought until he Leisurely
climbed into bed with his favorite
BINDER OF ARMY REGULA-
TIONS). It seems that some dime
store glasses were (better known as
MARBLES) had been deposited -in
and under the covers of his bed.
These little bits of merchandise can
become very uncomfortable in the
course of a night. How's about a
nice game in the So. Street some
time, Dwight? ? ?
We hear also that our Ist/Sgt.
answered the phone t'other day with
the usual "69th Sgt. Newsom" and
was really surprised to hear a gig-
gled W W WHAT ??? .. You
see he was at home in Cove Gar-
dens instead of the 69th Orderly
Since we were PRESENTED with
the WAC's, we need a C. Q. helper
to act- as runner, Sgt. Spiva seems to
have "snowed" simply droves of
HEAR YE, HEAR YE! Believe it
or not and so help me. It finally
happened. They were contacted by
phone, bulletin board, and special
runners, and even had it announced
at reveille that there was plenty of
-openings for furlough during the
month of 11 Dec. to 11 Jan. and still
we had to hog tie some of them and
practically make them take a fur-
Brother, maybe I'm a liar, but I'm
a happy one I got a furlough
Cpl. "Mussels Moss:nan" came into
the Orderly Room for his P. T. card,
we hear, closely followed by T/Sgt.
Mangum Ever hear of the old
hymn, "Where He Leads Me I Will
Just one thing more, now that the
69th has girdled the field it is only
fitting and proper that we should
have 100 per cent enrollment in,
NCO's Club. For full information
please see the first sergeant, he will
indeed be glad to give you the infor-
mation and kind judgment as how
to obtain a membership card $5
OFFICIAL SLANG (DEFINED)
THE BUCK WILL BE PASSED
"Take necessary action"-It's
your headache now.
"You will remember"-I have
forgotten; so have you.
"We should confer"-Send your
secretary over to see mine.
"Forwarded"-Pigeon-holed in a
more ornate desk.
"A growing body of military
opinion"--fwo brass hats have
"Take immediate action'--Do
something in a hurry before we
both catch hell.
"For your information"--Let's
"Your observations are desired"
--Do the dirty work so I can
wri te "Forwarded."
"Your department is negligent'
--I have just been given hell.
"You are to be commended"---
There's a particularly tough job
coming in the next routing.
"Army tradition demands"--I
have just been talking to an old
"Give this your immediate at-
tention"-For goodness sake find
"You will show him every cour-
tesy"--His uncle is a general.
Bowling is in season and our bowl-
ing team swung into action. They
were all set to play but the other
team didn't show up. However, the
team had to bowl to claim credit for
the game. Richu, our top man, came
through with a three game sco-e of
524, next was Kottke with a 475,
Horvath made a clean 448 and Pfc.
D. J. Innocenzi made a clear 439.
It was just a warmup and we ex-
pect to do better next week. We do
know that the bowling team is not
going to fall by the wayside the way
the football team did. Not a single
man that signed up to play football
has shown up. Not even a good ex-
cuse was given.
"Dead Eye" and Sgt. York did a"
little shooting, last week and prov-
ed that the. 446th has quite-a few
very good shots. Our boys did plen-
ty of damage to their respective tar-
Our mail orderly went to the hos-
pital this week with a little thing
called pneumonia. Hurry and get
well, kid, we are all waiting to see
your smiling face in the mailroom'
window saying "No Mail."
Pfc. Flynn reported back from
furlough in almost good condition.
Flynn will not be frequefiting a cer-
tain counter serving 3.2 every other
night. Too bad, Flynn, old fellow,
Those "outside engineers" of ours,
with Knobby McGinnis at the helm,
are truly a versatile group. One day
they're "pouring cement." The next
they're "pushing up the daisies." But
methinks they reached the pinnacle
of their careers the day they were
spotted hunting down "frogs" and
"cockroaches" for their "big boss."
What'll he have them doing next?
If you should spot Matt looking
back over his shoulder--it is probab-
ly because he thinks that "that"
goat is chasing him. 'S--funny-.
Matt they tell me-tried to get the
"goat's" goat. Instead the got got
Matt's goat. I hear Matt never did
move so fast in his life when little
"billy goat" gave chase.
Matonak insists that I retract
"that statement" I made last week
on his marital status-but mentions
nothing about that last phrase about
"depriving some of these local dolls
of some good material." The latest
is that "it" will come off on Janu-
ary 2nd. With such a short time
limit-perhaps some of you local
.dolls can do a little "persuasing" to
prevent such a "catastrophe."
This column would like to take
this opportunity to offer the congrat-
ulations of the entire Medical De-
tachment on the recent promotions
received by Captain Wm. H. .Ruck,
Jr., to the rank of Major, and Lt.
Joseph L. Nowak to the rank of Cap-
tain. Their new designating insig-
nias look much more fitting-to say
The "thrifty" housewife is meet-
ing today's ration problem in many
novel, but efficient, ways. But we've
got to hand it to "Chris" of the "F.
S. Office" for the latest in "novel-
ty." (She tried to pass off a quart
bottle of INK on her husband as a
quart of "FOUR ROSES.").
That was no "mirage" you saw the
other night-but actually "Tonti"
fondling that little baby boy at the
Old Quaker. If you've been wonder-
ing where he got it-that's some-
thing that "even I"-am not at lib-
erty to disclose.
My favorite "news copy" is roam-
ing the hospital grounds with head
up high once again and boasting of
the fact that I've got "nothing to
kid her about" this week. Maybe so
-but if she isn't a nice little girl-
I might tell about that little esca-
pade with the "money plate" at
church along about a month ago!!
-Sgt. A. S. Jackrel.
we did have some good times togeth-
Here is a good suggestion by a
few of our best privates .It is be-
ing done on some of the best posts,
it could happen here on Christmas .
Non coms could do K. P. on Christ-
-Cpl. F. J. Johnson.
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Page 8 THE TYNDALL TARGET
"BELL RINGERS" TAKE LEAD
IN OFFICERS' CLUB
The Officers' Club Handicap
Bowling League swung into action
last Thursday with Lt. Jack Gold-
smith's NBell Ringers" getting
off to an early lead by sweeping
three games from Major Morse's
wRetreads." In other matches,
Lt. Canall's "Group IN team sub-
dued Capt. McIlwaln's "Group II"
quintette In two of three games.
Lt. Harley's M.O.Q. (Married Off-
icers' Quarters) took two from
Capt. Tannen' s "Snafus, the first
by four pins, and Capt. Day's
"Gremlins" outhit the "Sluggers"
'of Lt. Gross and his former base-
ball teammates In two of three.
Lt. Georgeson of the Snafus had
the high individual mark with
536, leading the Snafus to 2174,
high team total of the evening.
Next Thursday the league will
resume after the Thanksgiving
layoff with the Retreads meeting
M.O.Q., the snafus tangling with
the Bell Ringers, Group I en-
countering the Gremlins, and the'
Sluggers lining up against Group
Handicaps will be established
early next week, and complete
schedules will be released within
the next few days. The prize
list is being revamped, and will
total approximately $450.00.
All teams are reminded that the
firing starts at 1900 sharp.
Don't be late, or your opponents
can claim a forfeit!
The standings: W L
Bell Ringers (4) 3 0
M.O.Q. (6) 2 1
Grout I (7) 2 1
Gremlins (8) 2 1
Sluggers (1) 1 2
Group II (2) 1 2
Snafus (3) 1 2
Retreads (5) 0 3
THREE TEAMS TIE FOR LEAD
IN G.I. BOWLING LEAGUE
At the conclusion of the second
week of play in the newly organ-
ized 0.I. kegling loop, three
teams found themselves tied for
first place honors.
Fighting it out for the blue
.ribbon are the White Flashes,
Redbirds and the Gunnermakers
with a 5-1 count.
The second slot is also slight-
ly congested, with the Qf, Medics
and Bluebird quintets concluding
the week's hostilities with 4
wins against 2 losses.
Individual honors for the high-
est game rolled to date goes to
Blum of the Ounnermakers who
rules the roost with a 224 score.
Highest 3-game team total is held
by the Ounnermakers who's 2326
reigns supreme for the present.
Here are the complete league
standings: W L
White Flashes 5 1
Redbirds 5 1
Ounnermakers 5 1
Quartermaster 4 2
Medics 4 2
Bluebirds 4 2
Finance 2 1
25th Alt. Tng. 2 4
Canaries 1 2
69th 1 5
Ordnance 0 3
Skunk Hollow 0 3
Ouardian 0 6
Latest word on the progress
of the new gym is, that the
first ball will be dribbled
down its oak finished Iloor on
Most of the equipment arriv-
ed last Wednesday, and you can
take our word for it that we'll
have two or three of every
piece of gymnastic equipment
Meanwhile, Tyndall's basket-
ball enthusiasts have been
working dut in informal games
against various Wainwright
Shipyard teams at the Wain-
wright gym. Lt. Drongowski,
post athletic officer, again
announced that all men inter-
ested in playing in these in-
formal games should call at
his office in the Special Ser-
vice building adjacent to the
The games are played at the
Wainwright gym on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings. G.I. trans-
portation is furnished.
Two Tyndall teams, one re-
presenting the cadets and the
other composed of permanent
party men, are entered in the
league which begins Tuesday
night, with all games being
played at the Wainwright Park
Last Tuesday's games at the
Wainwright gym saw the T/F
cadets nose out the Shipfitters
by a 28-26 score. In the other
T/F court contest, the perman-
ent party squad were downed by
the W. Electric Shop quintet,
with Bobby Costigan register-
ing the first 7 points. T/F
led at the end of the first
quarter, 7-3. Then, with re-
placements being sent in gen-
erously the Wainwright team
managed to even the score at
the end of the half, 16-16,
and maintained their pace to
emerge victorious. Guy Moore,
also of Finance, was T/F high
scorer for the evening, garner-
ing 14 points.
Pairings in the league open-
er Tuesday night find T/F per-
manent party men scheduled to
oppose the Wainwright Park out-
fit at 7 P.M., while the cadets
face the Yacht Club team at 8
P.M. The Coast Guardsmen will
meet the Marine Electric quin-
tet in the evening's nightcap
at 9 P.M.
Schedule for Thursday, Dec.
2nd: Wainwright Park vs. Yacht
Club; Tyndall Field vs. Coast
Guards; Marine Electric vs.
Activity on the touch foot-
ball gridiron has been spor-
adic, with only the following
scores being turned in to the
Medics-31, 25th Atl.-14
Schedule for week of Dec.
Now that I've been dubbed the "Seemore"
I want you guys to count me as a pal.
"Steve" has put me on a swing this week,
He thinks the exercise is good for my physiaue--
So it's from a perch up here in the "blue"
That I wish Thanksgiving's best, to you and you.
MEMBERS OF TYNDALL'S 86th SUB DEPOT WELFARE
ASSOCIATION ENTERTAINED AT GALA PARTY-DANCE
Members of the 86th Sub-Depot
Welfare Association, including
approximately 250 civilian and
officer personnel, were delight-
fully entertained recently at a
gay party-dance given at the
American Legion Hall.
The Hall was decorated in Yel-
low, blue and white, with great
1-8: 69th vs. Ordnance; Gunner-
makers vs. Medics; Quarter-
master vs. White Flashes; 25th
Alt. drew a bye.
Cold weather has caused the
temporary suspension of boxing
bouts until the new gym is
completed. However, plans are
underway to install a portable
ring in the colored Rec Hall
and it is quite likely that
the colored rugilists will
swing into action Wednesday
bunches of goldenrod adding a
note of color.
Music for the occasion was fur-
nished by the Tyndall Field orch-
estra while the "well-farers" en-
joyed such dances as the Sadie
Hawkins and Broom dances.
The party was supervised by the
Social Committee, consisting of
Mr. J.R. Sanders, Chairman, Lois
Carlos, Truman Kirby, Jeanne Mc-
Kelvin, and B.W. Burnett, sup-
plemented by Mrs. J.R. Sanders,
Heldn Heath, and Mrs. Sibbie Hag-
ler. Funds were appropriated by
the Executive Committee: Mr. I.M.
Roche, President, Dorothy Loftin,
H.L. Daniels, E.L. Goodhue and
This is the third dance of the
season and another success. Every-
one is clamoring for another soon,
and, according to Nadine Kelley,
Publicity Chairman, plans are to
be made to that effAct.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
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.No. ..vember 27, 1943 T-- L JJ IJ L .lULjJL A Pn 0'-a.
FOR 'MEANEST MAN'
As far as the members of Tyn-
dall's Finance Detachment are
concerned, no man has stooped
lower than the thief who robbed
them of a 10-cent piece last
The story goes back several
months ago when, after much
"finegling," a concrete walk was
Ooured to replace the cinder
path which led to the Finance
Office's front door. While the
cement was still wet, the members
of the detachment, under Captain'
Emory Shofner, decided to imbed
a dime in the walk, symbolic of.
the trust they had in the field's
personnel. A silver dollar, or
other large coin, was vetoed for
the honor because the boys felt
that they ought not to lead any-
one "into temptation. ,
Thus, for nigh onto 58 days and
nights the dime remained in its
concrete setting as a flaming
symbol of mutual trust and faith.
Then, alas, came Thursday morning
November 18, and the dime had
Words are inadequate to des-
cribe the despair and disillu-
sionment that pervaded the Fin-
ance Office following the dis-
covery of the loss. It is quite
likely that the Tyndall Financ-
iers will never forget nor for-
give this violation of their
trust. When sought out for a
comment on the tragic affair,
Captain Shofner asked not to be
quoted, but, he said, That dime
was a symbol of trust that the
Finance Office had in the person-
nel of Tyndall Field. From now
on we will look at everything
twice, having been thoroughly im-
pressed with the fact that some-
one on this field is dishonest."
I guess most of you know me; If
you don't, I'm just a guard.
There are times when I might err,
but at least.I'm trying hard.
I watch my post as best I can,
on this you must agree -
that if there's a fire or trouble
near, the guy they call is me.
I've one foot in the guardhouse;
the job I've got is sweet --
I'll have both feet in the guard-
house, if I am caught asleep.
I'm out there in the sunshine,
I'm out there in the rain.
No praise is ever mine, there
are no stripes for me, or gain.
Stop griping about your troubles,
you should be thankful, pard,
Thank the Lord above you, that
you aren't pulling GUARDI
-Pvt. Frank Ferguson
932nd Guard Squadron
"SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS"
Charlotte Manson, lively CBS actress, appears frequently
Since turtle-neck sweaters are definitely out for the duration,
Charlotte here exhibits the latest in low-slung apparel, much
to the pleasure of Tyndall G.I.'s. Nice, eh?
A letter from a former Tyndall
Army Air Base
So you finally have been made
instructors. Congrats to you.
How is Tyndall getting along?
I thought Tyndall was a hellhole
but you ought to be where we are
now. Take my advice and remain
an instructor. Stay on this side
as long as ycu can. Let us young
bucks take the glory....
There isn't much info I can
tell you except to TELL THE STU-
DENTS TO GET ALL THEY CAN AT GUN-
NERY SCHOOL. Are you teaching
them small arms now? Tell them
to KNOW THEM AS WELL AS THE .50
CAL. AND TO GET THE TURRETS DOWN
I like the B-24s a lot. I'm
a waist gunner. My job is to see
that all the turrets are in per-
fect condition and in time of ac-
tion to hold my position at the
left waist window. Then, too,
I'm a photo man now. I take pic-
tures of targets and military ob-
jects after the bombs have blown
hell out of them.....
I think I'll make staff soon,
before I go overseas. MY being a
photographer, I might work up as
high as a T/Sgt.
We go on all kinds of missions.
We put 5,000 rounds of ammu on
board and we don't come down un-
til we have fired all of it. We
have air-to-air firing and air-to
ground. We don' t use tracers so
we really have to depend upon our
knowledge of apparent motion
Well, must sign off now. Give
my regards to the bunch.
You can tell when a Guardian is
coming down the road by the noisy
creaking of bones due to the
physical fitness tests. Only two
casualties were reported during
the last test. The rest managed
to live through it.
We take time out to put in a
plug for the world's best invest-
ment, War Bonds. So let's dig in
our pockets and buy more and more
Elaborate plans for a Christmas
party are in the making and it
seems as if this affair is going
to be a whopper. Cpl. J. Mash-
burn and S/Sgt. Hamilton are the
men in charge of arrangements.
The following men ought to try
out for the post basketball team:
Kooy, Talbott, Richards, Mitch-
ell and Ryan. They have a good
chance of making'the team and the
Post team needs good men.
BANTER: Pvt. F.M. was married
last week but made us promise not
to write about it since it's se-
cret, Okay, we won't,..Cpl. Men-
endez feels better, but Pvt. Diaz
is worried nowl..Pvt. Utter is
sweating out the stork very soon
and is fervently hoping that it
will be a boy...There seems to be
a tendency nowadays to go out
with Shipyard girls. pan it be
due to the fact that they make a
neat rile of money weekly? Such
mercenary actions are deplorable.
..What Tyndall Target man was in
a heap of trouble the other A.M.?
MAN OF THE WEEK: Pfc. Johnnie
W. Clark is our man of the week.
He was born at Lakeland, Fla., on
June 21, 1920, but his home town
is Tampa, Fla. He used to be em-
ployed by the Jackson Grain Co.
and was there for more than three
years. His wife and daughter are
now living in St. Andrews. John-
ny is a gate guard, performs his
*duties efficiently, and is well-,
liked by everyone.
--Cpl. Sam Marotta
The boys in the dispensary
report they have discovered a
new Army occupational disease-
GI silicosis. It's contracted
by inhaling gold-brich dust.
If you haven't heard by now, we
got a noo lootnant. She looks
like an Irish pixie but is not.
And she's kinda little but we'd
better not count on it. She wan-
ders around under the terrific
title of 1st Lt. Margaret B.
Holmes, Adjutant, and Assistant
Post Historian. In the kitchen,
we have acquired some new KayPee
Killers (cooks to the uninitiate)
Pvts. Gertrude Mutz and Mary Cash-
navr. In said kitchen Lopaze,
Smith, and Peggy haven't done
anything or cooked anything bad
enough (that could be discovered)
to rate notoriety hyearin.
FIELD OR BOTTLED CORN...C I.
Kay Oourtney, the traitor, with
all the lovely GI's on this field,
was spotted early (and late) Sun-
day night with a (sshhh, not too
loud) sailor!...QCl. Rachel Whit-
ing had to come to T/F to dis-
cover Johnny Bianchin who hails
from her hometown, Santa Barbara,
Calif....And again, Carrenter
begged her way into this column.
She's carrying on a correspon-
dence with Lt. Crisman, 69th
Sqdn. Inspecting Officer. Rest-
ing gently on her pillow in lieu
of 'Carp's' official headgear,
Lt. Crisman found this endearing
epistle: 'Dear Sir; AM very sorry,
but OD hat is in cleaners. May-
be the note will be cozier next
Near casualty of the mass bomb-
ing attack at 6045 Tuesday was
Johnny, the rooster. He stagger-
ed around and fell and tear gas
twas the cawzuvital...But you
should have seen Dobies. In her
slinky boue nightie oozing gull-
ammer from the neck down and her
gas mask from theneckup....After-
math was Supply Sgt. Dewey re-
quisitioning from Lt. Ruhl of the
69th one gas mask, 'dog size' for
the famous Snafu...Song dedicated
to Tear-Bombardier Cart. Day from
the Wacs, 'I Cried for You '
Angelpuss (corporal to you)
Howard is a nice wench to know.
I mean besides all this an4
heaven too. She gets the nicest
boxes from home...Annie Fahrtro
went to town of an afternoon and
tried on, and I quote, 'the kee-
utest red bonnet with a big black
veil. Appropriate remarks are
numerous...At the top of our list
(the good one) is Helen 'Mac'
Sullivan on accounts she's as
nice as she is purdy..;And be-
cause one drink has to last a
week, this is yer SAD SA(g CAMEL.
Here's more news from the Brown
Bomber's news room. On Monday,
the U.S.O. roadshow 'What's Cook-
'ing' was held in the Rec Hall.
It was strictly in the groove.,
After the show' a dance was given
with music by the 'Tyndallaires.'
And speaking of a beautiful scene,
30 of the loveliest U.S.O. Service
Queens were present.
During th-e past weekend the
members were quite busy. On Fri-
day, the 19th, through Monday the
22nd, the members attended lec-
tureson 'Malarial Control. Also
during the past week, there was a
great deal of backbending done on
the P.T. area while the Physical
Fitness Test was under way with
Sgt. Barry supervising.
Personal Notes: Wonder why Pvt.
Solomon Cradle'won't get a close
haircut?...The post colored bas-
ketball team is under way at last
with a lot of new faces on this
year's team. Pfc. Beauford E.
Dawkins has put in the last call
for platers from the Quartermaster
and 30th members.
On Sunday, the 21st,' the mem-
bers were invited to a tea given
by the Service Queens of the col-
ored U.S.O. Club. During the tea
hour soft music filled the room
and the girls entertained the
boys with games of all sorts. The
day was very enjoyable.
-Cpl. Arthur Williams
Ndvember 27. 1943
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The Flaming Bomb; "GENE" AUTRY TO WORK
QUOTE THE RAVEN .Com-
rrdes of the Ordnance ipaidon) Air
Corps, we humbly apologize for our
not sending in last week's gossip
tales. Oh, such a wearisome week
we've stumbled through! Sore mus-
cles from the P. T. test. A splitting
headache from too much "Joes
Ghost" beer at the Ammunition work
party. Made our contribution to the
laundry "house warming" affair -0.
D. pants. Last and certainly not
least, the doc lined us against the
wall and gleefully fired two shots
and a vaccination in the arm.
A SALUTE To Major K. G.
Emely who received his gold oak
leaf last week. Lt. Applebaum's
position as Ammunition Officer
means no more worries about seeing
to spark plugs being changed on
trucks. But he'li need aspirins,
when it comes to keting students
supplied with what makes holes in
TALES FROM TYNDALL'S
WOODS Pfc. W. J. P. sighed
sadly when he stated: "This will be
my last donce at the USO! My wife
is arriving soon!" Pfc. Ostwald
opinionated his ideas on the work
party by remarking: "Nites are for
wolfin' or sleeping only" Sgt.
McDonald ant Pvt. Ader are still
looking over their shoulders and
dodging imaginary bullets. You
would, too, if live ammunition was
accidently fi:ed in your direction .
Another GI who nearly experienced
a similar accident was Pfc. Powell.
A faint rumor has it that Cpl. Far-
mer has been offered SS$ by a pub-
lishing firm on a song he's written
recently. They get the cake 190;',)
and he will be left holding the bar-
rack's bag 110; ) .
A Flaming Bum Award goes to
larnin' Clark. While on furlough
he asked his girl the date, and was
told Nov, 17th. A surprised guy was
Clari,. who discovered he'd left for
camp too soon. T'was not the 17th,
t'was the 16th.
Saturday, 'IN OLD OKLAHOMA, John
Wayne, Martha Scott.
Sun., Mon., ",GUADALCANAL DIARY, '
Preston Foster, William Bendix.
Tuesday, 'THE FALCON AND THE 0C-
EDS,' Tom Conway, Jean Brooks.
'SIART GUY, Rick Vallin, Wanda
Wed., Thur., 'RIDING HIGH, Dick
Powell, Dorothy Lanour.
Friday, 'GANGWAY FOR TOMORROW,'
Margo, Wally Brown.
Sunday, Monday, 'GIRL CRAZY,
Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland.
Tuesday, 'UNION PACIFIC, Barbara
Stanwyck, Joel McCrea.
Wed. thru Fri., 'STAGE DOOR CAN-
TEEN, All Star Cast.
Saturday, 'BAR 20,' William Boyd.
Late Show Saturday, 'NORTHERN
PURSUIT, Errol Flynn.
Sunday, Monday, 'GOOD FELLOW,
Tuesday, 'FALCON IN DANGER, Tom
Wednesday, 'DESPERADOES, Glenn
Ford, Randolph Scott.
Thursday, 'OUR WIFE, Melvyn
Douglas, Ruth Hussey.
Fri., Sat., 'CARSON CITY CYCLONE,
Don (Red) Barry.
FOR CAPT. BURKHART
"Gene" Autry will return to
Tyndall on Monday and resume We've been telling you in the past issues
duties as secretary to Capt. John how to recognize and use the various types
icer announcedrt The personnel for- of portable fire extinguishers, In case you
ficer announced that he will for- m missed a "Firef act," here's a review of them:
bid his secretary to pack a pis-eda refact,here's a review of them
tol or wear spurs in the build-
ing. WATER In green (2A gal.) or red (5 gal.)
The "Gene" Autry we're refer- Tunits. Operateby umring up and
ring to is, of course, the former P down on the handle. Use on wood,
Miss Jean Brown, who is now F raer and rubbish fires.
honeymooning with groom Adrian
Autry, former GI, who was sta- In case of fire, INVERT it. So-
tioned at Tyndall. A D da and acid mix to exT el con-
The couple were married last ODA ACID tents. For wood, rarer and rub-
Monday. Jean has been Capt. hish fires.
Burkhart's secretary for the past
nine months, while her husband N
has been employed at the local -OM VRT to use. The foam smoth-
shipyard since receiving a medl- ers, cutting oxygen.e Bes on oil,
cal discharge from the Army.oline and grease fires.
MESS HALL ROMANCE
TO D IHL RENDI Contains carbon-tetrachloride, a
TO END IN WEDDING Cnon-conductorof electricity. Use
For a long time, the WAC Kay- C*T.* on firesin electrical eouirment.
Pees have watched the courtship of Oren valve to operate.
Cpl. Louis C. Eubanks, baker from
Mess Hall No. 3, and Cpl. Elta L ifie c dii
Moore, cook in the WAC mess hall, rsed cbon dioxide as va-
prosper, hesitate, flourish. rorizes on hitfing the atmos-
While they slaved away on grease- C2 here. Smothers oil and gase-
traps, pots and pans, Eubanks would line fires. Pull Fin and oren
delicately mold moisels luscious and valve to operate.
delectable to the palate. Pies, he
would whip up, and cakes; all the crusts hardened. The immediate so- On December 1, 1;13, Anno Domini,
while staring soulfully into the eyes lution was consolidation. Cpls. Eubanks and Eubanks (form-
of little Eita Moore. Finally his And so it car.te to pass. Cpl. Eu- erly Eubanks and Moore) will fight
gazing got to the point where his banks and Cpl. Moore are going to it out for the honors of baking the
baking suffered. Cakes fell, pie bake little things together forever. wedding cake.
Floor Plan of proposed N.C.O. Club
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Novmbr 7,193 HETYNAL TRGT ag 1
By BOB HAWK
be y mm
does a bathometer bone?
2. Women in the British Army
are called ATS. Women in the
American Army are called WACS.
What are the women in the Can-
radian Army called?
3. Give within one inch the
length of the average brand new
wooden lead pencil, excluding the
4. It takes only 20 hours in
1943 to fly the distance Columbus
sailed in 1492. Did it take
Columbus nearer 20 days, 50 days
or 70 days?
5. Do cats see better in the
dark than in the light?
6. You know where your knuckle-
bone is. Where is your huckle-
7. Is it easier to float in
water of fourteen feet or in water
of four feet or does it make any
8. If you were served scones,
pompano and baba au rhum, what
would you be eating?
9. If Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
buy a bond as co-owners, should
the names appear as Mr. John
Smith and Mrs. John Smith or as
Mr. John Smith and Mrs. Betty
Smith or is either one acceptable
to the government?
10. Why do telephone wires sag
more in summer than in winter?
Captain: 'The man who sneaked
out of the barracks last night
and met a girl in the woods will
step forward.. .(CoANY. HALT!'
"Copyrighted Material %
SSyndicated Content A
Available from Commercial News Providers"
1. Depths in water.
2. CWACS Canadian Women's
3. Seven inches. (The eraser
adds anywhere from to 1 inch to
the length of the pencil.
4. 71 days.
5. No. This is a popular fall-
6. It is the hip bone or the
7. It makes no difference.
8. Scones: a kind of square tea
cake; rich baking powder biscuit;
also a kind of broad bonnet re-
sembling a barley scone worn by
Baba au rhum: Rum soaked cake.
9. Mr. John Smith and Mrs. Betty
Smith is legally correct. Other-
wise, in case of divorce and re-
marriage, the ownership of the
bonds could be contested.
10. The heat makes them expand
in length. They contract in
A Manchester furniture store
which had received a severe shak-
ing from Nazi bombs, posted the
following notice: 'But you ought
to see our Berlin Branch.'
TENTS AND OTHER shelters should
never be placed in line or a regular pat-
tern so that they can be easily spotted
from the air. ,
! .----1 M*,,*. ..
BEFORE LEAVING AN area be sure
that you have not left papers, letters.
equipment or anything else which
would give important information to
November 27, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
9 6- ',.W
1M I / -- --
GUNNERS -rE WEEK
THE CLASS *
PPC. LYLE W. HUDNUTT
A native of Grinnell, Iowa,
Pfc. Hudnutt is just completing
his first year in the Army. He
was inducted at Camp Dodge, Iowa,
and then sent to Sheppard Field
for A.M. schooling.
Hudnutt is 22 years old, mar-
ried, and was a member of the
Grinnell fire department prior
to entering the service.
He was graduated from the loc-
al high school, where he played
baseball and football; was a
member of the'All-Conference
S/SGT. GEORGE A. NEVILLE
Gunner of the Week two weeks ago,
Neville winds up his gunnery train-
ing here as top gunner of his class.
A six year veteran of Anmy service,
the sergeant spent his first hitch
with the Infantry in Hawaii. He re-
enlisted in the Air Corps in July,
1941, and was assigned to Maxwell
Field. He arrived at Tyndall after
being stationedat Eglin Field for a
The sergeant is 23 years old and was
born in Trinity, Ala.
S/SGT. LEWELLYN F. CASE
Calls Santa Barbara, Calif.,
his home. The 27 year old gunner
is single and has five years in
the Army to his credit. Spent
most of these years with the
field artillery. Transferred
from Fort Lewis, Wash., to port
MacArthur, Cal., shortly after
the war began and then applied
for aviation cadet training.
Was active in all sports during
high school .days and followed
through while attending Citrus
Junior College in California.
Completed Scott Field's radio
operator and mechanic course
prior to assignment to Tyndall.
PFC. GWYNAN MARTIN LEARY
Norfolk, Va., is the home town
of 20 year old Pfc. Leary. Fol-
lowing his graduation from the
local high school he entered Vir-
ginia Polytech Institute.
He entered the army six months
ago and received his basic train-
ing at Miami Beach.
Like many of Tyndall's student
gunners, he is a graduate of Low-
ry Field's armament school.
A/C JORN McCAFFREY
Enlisted as an aviation cadet
in October, 1942, McCaffery was
called into active service in
Hails from Hartford, Conn.,
where he played quite a bit of
ball for his high school teams.
Is 22 years old and was employ-
ed by the Hartford News Company
when he left for basic training
at Atlantic City.
After completing Pittsburgh U's
college training course, he was
sent to Nashville, Tenn., for
Finished pre-flight at Maxwell
and assigned to Hawthorne Field,
S.C., for primary. Eliminated
during this training and was sent
to Tyndall from Moody Field after
qualifyinglas a gunner.
PFC. PETE L. BULLER
Pfc. Buller is 21 years old and
married. Names Los Angeles as
his home town, although he com-
pleted his high school education
in York, Nebraska.
Entered the armed forces last
December 18, and arrived at Tyn-
dall via Sheppard Field, where he
graduated from the A.M. school.