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WE DARE NOT FORGET...
Next Tuesday, December 7,
will be two years that the at-
tack came on Pearl Harbor. On
December 6, 1941, they were
crying, "we are protected by
two great oceans, no one would
be fool enough to attack us"
and then...Pearl Harbor.
We had long been dreaming,
dreaming in the bright sun of
isolationism, and the Japs
stole out of the sky one day
while the sun was still in our
eyes, and when it was over,
the Atlantic had become a
creek in the backyard of the
world, and dotting the waters
of the Pacific at Pearl Harbor
were the burning wrecks of
Anerican ships... anchors down.
Weeks of savage fighting...
Midway and Wake Islands..the
Japs had these safely stowed
away. The long sword of the
Samurai was in play now, slash-
ing, cutting great swaths in
our island defenses, while un-
coiling on the immense rock of
Singapore lay a giant boa, and
within easy range of its con-
strictions..Dutch East Indies
..Malay States..the Solomons
and the whole mess kit of
strategic islands down under..
Swiftly did the boa move
gathering the islands for its
imperial master. Now, the
aborigine shared his "green
hell" with the dwarf men.. they
were his new neighbors..and
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THE TYNDALL TARGET
SOLDIER WRITES MOTHER FROM SOUTH PACIFIC
"Out here I have had time to think about the deeper
things of the spiritual life. Back home we went
to church once in a while; but the fact is that the
church and the Bible meant very little to us as a
real power in our lives. But I have been reading
my New Testament which the chaplain gave me, and it
has caused me to think very seriously about my soul
and the future.
"I am writing you, Mom, to ask that you read with
me a chapter from the New Testament each day. I have
read through the Book of Matthew and will soon begin
to read Mark.
"This is my plan. Beginning about the middle of
the month, you and Pop will read the first chapter of
Mark, and I will read the first chapter way across
the other side of the world. Each day we'll read the
next chapter, and I will feel that somehow we are
united, sort of joining invisible hands; and I know
that, if I come back, the church and the Bible will
mean more to us than ever in our lives.-"
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9:00 A.M....Protestant Sun-
10:00 A.M.... Gunners Mass at
10:00 A.M....Protestant Wor-
10:00 A.M ....Protestant Ser-
vice at Pool Sq.
7:33 P.M..., Protestant Eve-~
7:33 P.M... Fellowship Meet-
7:00 P.M...Protestant Choir
8:00 P.M.....Catholic Choir
7:3) P.M..... Jewish Service
5:33 P.M............... Mass
7:00 P.M........ Confessions
(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he is
present at the Chapel.)
QUESTION: I"V'AT ONE POINT WOULD
YOU STRESS IN RECRUITING WOMEN
FOR THE WA'?"
Interviews and photos
By SCT. DAN T EVINSON
t. B r
SGT. ErUICE I. CEARLEY, Nampa,
Idaho; Statistical Dept.: "Ad-
venture and the feeling that
you're doing your part to help
bring this war to an end."
CPL. DORIS MAE CROWLEY, Chicago,
IIl.; Public Relations Office:
"The fun involved, even the hard
work, is enjoyable and one feels
like she is putting in more than
a 10 percent effort."
SGf. STELLA PRYZBYLA, Chicago,
Ill.; Reproduction Dept.: "It's
as much a women's job as it is a
man's in helping to win the war,
and if she believes in freedom
she won't even argue the ques-
PFC. ROSE A. TAYLOR, Big Springs,
Texas; Post Office Clerk: "The
war effort needs as many women as
it can get, and it's up to every
eligible American girl to con-
tribute to this effort."
SGT. IMOGENE CAGLE, Pine Bluff,
Ark.; Insurance Office Clerk:
"The boys are doing their best,
the Vacs can help to do the rest.
It's national security and per-
December 4. 1943 P are 3
POOL SQUADRON GETS
For a long time the Pool Squad-
ron had a name without a symbol.
But today,it has a live, authen-
tic symbol in the person of
"Topsy" is a real skunk pre-
sented the personnel of "Skunk
Hollow" by Eldon Plckett, a 16
year-old resident of Covington,
Ky. He, she or it arrived safely
by express on Wednesday.
Young Pickett saw an appeal
published in the Tyndall Target
and wrote to Lt. Sterling Black,
tactical officer of the receiving
squadron, offering to donate
'Topsy" to the student gunners.
His offer was accepted.
Also during last week a skunk
was captured on the range and
arrangements for Capt. Charles
Dee, post veterinarian, to de-
odorize him, her or it were made.
But during Wednesday night the
animal escaped and thus far has
not been captured.
The new symbol of "Skunk Hollow"
had been de-odorized before ship-
ment and was the pet of young
Picket at his Kentucky home.
AERIAL GUNNER, PRISONER
OF WAR, HONORED HERE
T/Sgt. Selden W. Wentworth, an
aerial gunner who is now a war
prisoner in Germany, was honored
at the student retreat ceremony
Friday when Col. Leland S. Stran-
athan, commanding officer, pre-
sented to his mother, Mrs. Helen
M. Wentworth of Panama City, the
Air Medal with three Oak Leaf
Clusters which the War Department
had awarded to the gunner.
Sgt. Wentworth, who was a na-
tive of Michigan, had partici-
pated in several combat flights,
over continental Europe at the
time of his capture.
He received his Army training
at Chanute Field, Ill., and at
the aerial gunnery school at
After Col. Stranathan had made
the presentation speech, the gun-
nery students of the field march-
ed past the reviewing stand and
saluted Mrs. Wentworth with "ees
NEW USO CLUB ASSISTANT
The USO in Panama City has a
new assistant director.
She is Miss Elizabeth Kelhofer,
a former schoolteacher In Chilli-
cothe, Ohio, who was transferred
here from New Orleans where she
also had been connected with the
Miss Kelhofer arrived here four
weeks ago and has been quite
active in aiding Charles Reckten-
wald, USO director.
MAJOR KEVAN PROMOTED
Announcement was made this week
of the promotion of Major William
P. Kevan, assistant director of
training, to the rank of lieuten-
Lt. Col. Kevan, a graduate of
West Point, was instrumental In
setting up the aerial gunnery
training course when the field
was still in its Infancy. -
... 100% ARE PUTTING MORE THAN 10% INTO WAR BONDS
Col. Leland S. Stranathan, post commander, presents the
Treasury Flag to Miss Sarah Tomasson, representing the Civil-
ian employees of the Signal Office. The Flag was awarded to
the Signal Office employees for their outstanding War Bond
purchasing record during the month of October. They were the
first civilian group on the post to have 100% participation
in the War Bond payroll deduction plan, with an average of
18.4% of their gross pay going into War Bonds.
TYNDALL FIELD'S WAC RECRUITING TEAH
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
12:45 P.M. Musical Recording
Hoir at Post Theater. W/O Missal
12.30 P.M. Squadron Ah& Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athletic
7:00 P.M. Movies at Statlon
7:00 & 8:30 P.M. USO Camp Show
"You Said It."
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
8:00 P.M. Weekly Dance at UID,
T/F Bad broadcat over WIP,
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rae
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, Poet 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 Playh-use.
8:30 P.M.- Radio Workshir period.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. Regular weeklyCG
dance at Rec Hall. T/F Band
broadcast aver WILP.
6:00 P.M. Regular weekly color-
ed GI dance at Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P,M. Movies at Receiving
7:30 P.M. Boxing bouts at Re-
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
This photo shows the Tyndall Field WAC recruiting team,
which for several weeks has been visiting nearby towns to
interest women in enlisting in the Women's Army Corps. Women
who so desire will be assigned to service with the Army Air
Forces. The local recruiting team has been successful in
obtaining several new Wacs from this territory. Shown in -the
picture are Cpl. Bernice Schmidt, Pvt. Jeannette Lynch, Lt.
John Davis, and Lt. Grace Keyes.
CAPT. FANNEN AND LT. COFIELD
WED IN POST CHAPEL
Captain Martin Tannen, post
classification officer, and Lt.
Doris Cofield, of the Army Nurse
Corps stationed at this field,
were married in the Post Chapel
Chaplain Wilmer Fulmer offi-
Lt. Walter McKinsey, close
friend of the couple, gave the
bride away, while the bride's
sister, Mrs. Jewell Cofield White,
and Lt. B.J. Shields were the
matron of honor and best man,
OUR FRONT COVER I
Scene of our front cover
this week is one of Tyndall's
numerous tower ranges. From
his stand on the truck an In-
structor directs the traffic
of the 'birds.' A direct hit
and'another pigeon bites the
dust in this interesting phase
of Tyndall's diversified Flex-
ible Gunnery Course.
A sample of the top flight
shooting that abounds on the
ranges -- shooting that is
helping to win the war.
The picture was taken by
Sgt. Dan Levinson.
Movies at Station
Movies at Receiving
BOB PACQUIN "RIDES AGAIN"
Whilst browsing thru the ex-
changes of the Target the other
day, one of the staff members ran
across an item of interest in the
"Bomb Bay Messenger," published
by the Special Services Office at
the Army Air Base, Salt Lake City.
bThe item was headed "Air Base
Men in Streamlined USO Show To-
night, and included in the list
of talent was a name familiar to
all Tyndallers: Pfc. Bob Paquin.
Bob, well-known here as a stage
impresserlo, a clever ex-pro-
fessional master of mimicry, is
stopping off at the Salt Lake
Base en route 'over there.'
XMAS PARTY FOR CHILDREN
A Christmas Party for the chil-
dren of officers, enlisted men,
and civilian personnel of Tyndall
Field is being planned for the
afternoon of December 24th in the
Post Theater. All parents whose
children will probably attend the
party, are asked to send the names
of their children, up to fourteen
years of age, to the Post Chaplain
by December 3.
December 4. 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
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NOW AND FOREVER
100,000 Japs are milling about
in the great Hunan 'Rice Bowl.'
That's enough piggish Japs to
make a good rice curry, If the
Chinese can manage to spice it
with the retreating odor of
cherry blossoms. After seven
long years of trying to subor-
dinate the "inferior race," the
Nips are no longer puffed up with
their own importance-for China's
"Fiying Tigers" exhibit a marked
preference for the buck-toothed
species of oriental rice eaters.
In a speech to 20,000 officer
candidates the Feuher is quoted
as saying, 'for the loser there
waits nothing but perdition.'
Now a man as close to the devil
as Hitler undoubtedly knows what
he is talking about and one sure
way the O.C.S. hopefuls have of
avoiding perdition, is to tell
the fatuous Feuhrer to go to the
devil himself taking all of his
hellish ideologies with him.
It's all over but the strag-
gling on Tawara Atoll. A few
Japanese laggards remain in the
northern end of the isle, but,
forall tactical purposes, the
melee is over. Thus another page
is added to the annals of the
fighting Marines in this war, a
Page bloodier than any in the
"Guadalcanal Diary." The Japs
seem to like the leaves of the
book, but the cover frightens the
Banzai clear out of them--for by
this time it is apparent even to
Tojo's illiterates that the
"Diary" is Tokyo bound.
Kiting through 65 below-zero
weather and an estimated 75 Mes-
serschmitts above, Flying Forts,
last Monday, struck savagely at
the German port of Bremen. Fol-
lowing closely on the wings of
Friday's daylight attack on this
North Sea port city, the aerial
assault marked the sixth time
that Bremen has been bombed.
Second only in importance to the
erstwhile city of Hamburg, Ore-
men's loss as a harbor would deal
a heavy blow to the fortunes of
German merchant shipping and to
Hitler's ship of state which is
reported to be foundering with
all political hands aboard.
Oh, Chaplain, Listen
To This Tale of Woe!
Ft. Bliss, Tex. (CNS)-Pvt.
Lewis Vik of Henning, Mich. left
here on a week's furlough. On his
way home his train was snow-
bound five days at Sanborn, Minn.
When the drifts were cleared his
train collided with another. Then
he lost his ticket. Finally he
reached home, wired for an ex-
tension of his furlough. When
none came he started back. Five
hours after he began his return
journey a telegram arrived grant-
ing him the extension. Vik's com-
ment is unprintable.
30 GIs per 1,000 Marry Britons
London (CNS)-Thirty of every
1,000 American soldiers stationed
in the British Isles have married
Rommel's Cousin Joins WAC
.Pittsburgh (CNS) Ruth A.
Hirtz, cousin of Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel,has joined theWAC.
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
"THE PHYSICAL BENEFIT TS... FROM BOXING ARE HANY...
The Record: Award .. The rrod
Engaged In 218 professional bouts over period of 13 years. and stars of the
Boxed in Italy, Johannesburg, South America, Australia and in with those covet,
most of the states in the Union. last year ....
Won by decision- 102: Lost-27; Won by K.0. 73; Draws 16. Smith has-a F-47
Above are the vital statistics in the boxing career of Tyn- .. Her 55-minute
dall's Cpl. Guido Conte, member of Lt. H.B. Lawson's rugged the better shows
P.T. staff. be heard by dialil
As Cpl. Conte's picture reveals, his forte in the rbalm of nights.
physical training is boxing. The photo was taken in 1932, when James looks cross
Conte, in the peak years of ring activity, was wont to take his ban wen he ds
daily workouts in the famous Stillman's Gym, near New York's an when he es
Madison Square Garden. they're laying
In reference to the phrase appearing above the picture, Conte e
has some definite ideas about the value of boxing in keeping a
soldier physically fit. Says Guido, "I believe that a soldier
interested in boxing should be permitted to participate in six
hours of training per week. We are fighting a war and I know of
no other sport equal to boxing when it comes to building per-
sonal confidence and courage.
The physical benefits derived from boxing are many. Besides
giving one a manly appearance, it develops muscles that combine
strength and endurance. Muscles developed in boxing are trained
to respond instantly and with their utmost power when called
Ring training develops a cool and active brain under fire,
and provides mental as well as physical recreation. But above
all, the ability to box well gives you a means to protect your-
self from an attack when you have no other weapon except your
bare hands. "
Conte's formal introduction to prize fighting is practically
hout of the book." He was attending a carnival near his home
town of Sharon, Pa., when still in his early teens, and as at
most carnivals, there was a "house fighter" who took on all
comers. On this particular occasion, no one in the audience
was tempted to challenge the house pug, and, after much de- IN'S ad sist
NBC's mad sister
liberation, Guido decided he would make the try. Amazing sidered most near
everyone, including himself, Conte, floored the fighter in it seems she does
short order, and as in the "book," the carnival's ring manager of balance, if yoi
talked young Conte into remaining with the carnival as its we m
prize ring challenger. The Hope-Crosr,
In the years that followed, Conte picked up "know how" and Utopian is in pro
under the tutelage of several top-notch boxers and trainers, a Paramount sho
spent several lucrative years near the top of the ring ladder. Mark Sandrich ..
He quit boxing in 1934, after purchasing a home and a ranch in ger Bea Wain is
California with the money he had earned while fighting, and nouncer Andre Bar
went to work as a construction foreman, serving as such on in th, Signal C
several of the West Coast's larger projects. North A.,. ..
To the dismay of the local Chamber of Commerce, Conte, when in the orfing s n"
asked what he planned to do when the war is over, replied that broadcast by remo
he intended to "scoot back to California just as fast as I can." overseas bass ..
show walked off
ed Oscar honors
.. CBStar Kate
named after her
program, one of
on the air, may
ng WXL on Friday
. Harry (MGM)
's-eyed at his
't like the way
er trio is con-
ly sane of them.
have her share
u can see what
y epic "Road to
duction .. It's
w, directed by
.. Lovely CBSin-
married to an-
uch .. He's now
SNew NBC show
to control from
S Along The ]
L Main Stem
... Alan Ladd, recently receiv-
ing an MD from the Army, shares
starring honors in "And NOW To-
morrow" with Susan Hayward and
Loretta Young .... .. A sequel
to "My Friend Flicka" will soon
be filmed .. It's title: "Son of
Fllcka" ...... "Death Valley
Days" has been\CBS-ing it since
1930 .. It's one of the oldest
shows on the nets ...... Rags
Ragland will be seen in the new
Dr. Glllespie show for MGM "Three
Men in White" .. Lionel Barrymore,
Van Johnson, Marilyn Maxwell, and
3 all the other hospital favorites
. will be on hand, too .. .. Phil
S Baker can "Take It or Leave it"
for another three years, says his
new contract .. He's on CBS-WWL
Sunday ...... Ole doc stork is
busy these days in the cinema
capitol, with Lana Turner, Gene
Tierney, Betty Grable, Alice Faye,
Jean Rogers, Cecella Parker, Betty
Field, Roz Russell all recent
mamas or expectants.
... Xavier Cugat bowed on Mu-
tual in the first of a weekly
series 'Your Dubonnet Date' ..
S'Madae Curie' offers Greer
Garson another shot at theAcademy
14F TYNDATJ, TARGET
December 4, 1943 THE TYI'4DAII TARGET Page 5
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S.. .. Hi ya fellers .. Time
to perambulate about Tyndall Tech
for more happenln's of the week.
.. Cart. Dick 'and women'.
Mahon, formerly a sergeant in
Personnel back on visit .. He's
stationed at a Ferry Coamand base
near Baltimore .. .. Cart. A.G.
Casey, Post Mess Officer whom you
can thank for that swell Thanks-
giving Dinner, is now C.O. of the
344th in addition to his other
duties .. Vhat're you gonna do in
your stare time, Cart? .. .. Pvt.
Bill Mahoney's wife arrived front
Boston .. Bill's trying to sabo-
tage Panama City with the oil
burner blowin' ur n'all .. ....
DIDJERKNOW DEPT.: M/Sgt. Bob
Murphy and T/Sgt. Bill Castle
hail from the same town: Indian-
ola, Miss. -. And their Service
records are almost identical,
both enlisting in Jan. '41, same
stations at same time, et al ....
There are new public address
systems In the Rec Hall .. Special
Services again on the ball ....
T/Sgt. Red Steger is Col. Ran-
dolph's new Sergeant Major ..
Red's a two-hitch man .... Three
Wacs went and left us Saturday,
sez Sgt. Pickett .. Namely, Ger-
shon, Hessee, and Dobles ....
Cpl. Larry Stein, Band cut-up, is
on leave in Chi .. He'll return
next week .. .. Sgt. Art Mazzola
of Aircraft Rec calls the P-40
the MGM Zero .. Seems the 40 is
used by MGM for that purpose in
Hollywood .. .. Lt. Greg Greene
finishing up his Gunnery Course
at Apalach .. That's a long way
from Woonsocket, Lt.! .. .;
... One of Tyndall Field's
longest-standing courtshiys em-
barked on the sea of matrimony
this week .. Ca t. Martin Tannen
and (Nurse) Lt. Doris Cofield
were sliced by the Post Charlain
.. .. CORRECTION PLEASE! Last
week AD LIBBS committed an at-
rocious error. In our stupid way
we noted friend Art Mazzola of
Aircraft Rec as saying it was
F-40's and F-39's in 'Corvette
K-225.' Apologetically we an-
nounce it was a Hurricane when
cataTulted, and a Sritfire in the
air a few moments. later. Te're
sorry, Art! .. .. DAFFYNITIONS:
Pink Elerhant: a beast of bourbon.
... Don' t forget to do your
Xmas shopping early .. Packages
should be in the mall by the 10th,
says Lt. Barry, Postal Officer ..
.. Major Fox hails from Lynn,
Mass. .. Was formerly a member of
the First Division, now scattered
to the four corners of the world
.. .. Capt. Brunner is a pro-
fessional gardener from Cincy: he
owns a business,started by his
grandfather In 1863 .. Incident-
ally, the Capt. was a "hot pilot"
in World War I .. .. Pvt. Harry
Friedman, N.Y.C. and Pvt. Frank-
lin D. Ott., Miss., doing their
usual good job in the Mess Halls
.. Big doing's last Thursday ....
The derby is doffed to Lt. Ben R.
Shields and his missus .. They're
the proud parents of a fine
... Lt. Ed Merritt, after de-
buting on T/F Radio Playhouse,
[roved himself a great rilot
Thursday afternoon .. Man, how he
can fly an AT-6!! .... Lt. Lee
Amber, whom we knew as Pvt. Lee
Amber at Shaw Field, turned u-
t'other day to take the gunnery
course .. He's a veddy fine vo-
calist, incidentally .. .. Lt.,
Col. Welch has been in the Amy
since 1917 .. And has a son in
the Southeast whds a S/Sgt. .. ..
The howls of merriment from the
Post Theater last Wed.-Thur. were
for MGM's 'Thousands Cheer' .. A
grand show the best since the
Post Theater opened, quoth Sgt.
Baluff..... Sgt. Bob Donlan, who
works in the Orders Section, is
one of Tyndall Tech's best rian-
ists .. He can change from swing
to the classics at the dror of a
GI flight car .. .. DAFFINITICS:
An o timist is an old maid who
sleers in a double bed.
'Dear Aunt Lulu:
Thy is it, every time I make a
Saturday morning inspection, some
of the men aren't cleanly shaven?
Can you make any suggestions that
might help the enlisted men to
bear the Fain of carving the five
Dear Shavetail Sambo:
Here's your answer. Take a
powder, WACs, this is for men
.only! My TIMELY TIPS FOR THE
MALADJUSTED MALES booklet featur-
es stories for men who hate things.
In page 3, Para. 4, A.R. 36-5000,
the section on shaving appears.
Here's what to do:
You can take the distasteful
task of shaving off your hate
parade. First, you steal a thin
piece of asbestos from the Line
Maintenance Hangar. Then let
your beard grow three days, if
you can get away with it. Then
get the asbestos, bend it to fit
your face, like a mask, and punch
about 2000 holes in it with your
wife's hatpin. If you haven't.
got a wife, forget it you prob-
ably don't shave anyhow.
Now, fit the sheet to your face,.
so that a whisker protrudes thru
each hole. Got that? All right
.. now soak your beard in 100 oc-
tane gasoline (obtainable at any
AAF Field). Then you apply a
match and BINGO! No more beard,
no more shaving, no more you!
Thank you for writing,
I DREAMT I DWELT IN
By E.T. Delbyck
(AUTHOR'S NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Fortunately for the future tenant
of the dog house, your highly acrimonious remarks were published
within the borders of Florida. Here, thanks to a citrus-minded
legislature, your acid criticism of 'the story of the year' is
permitted to go unpunished. While it is true that I have not
received a favoring letter to date, certa-in persons have rushed
forward to assure me that they relished my cereal and have every
intention of taking up a ladle in its defense -- as soon as they
can lay their hands on an envelope.
With confidence I look to the military and civilian personnel
of Tyndall Field for vindication, and should they fail to see
a point in my cereal, I will carefully remind them that breakfast
foods are not rationed.)
(Continued from last week)
It was then that I noticed the
apple sauce, amber and limpid in
its metal crypt eyeing me in-
scrutably. Under the cool gaze
of my Lord Pectin I was uneasy
and would have turned away, but
the challenge was not for the es-
caping and bravely I reached over
for my neighbor's spoon.
I felt myself whirling through
mazes of heat and sound escorted
always by the mysterious pre-
sence. "I must be dying," I said
to myself and turned to look for
the accompanying Valkyrie. But
I am no battlefield here and
Valkyries it seems, have no af-
finity for the brave men who
daily face in mortal combat the
menace commonly known as G.I.
chow. Save for the mysterious
presence, I was alone with my
retching and severe intestinal
constrictions. Although almost
beside myself with pain I saw the
roadsign as we appraoched it.
"75 Horrible Kilometers to Hades
-- Heaven can wait." What the
devil? It certainly was.
"You're late P.F.C. Delbyck"
were the first words of his
Satanic majesty. "Late, I found
myself saying, "late for what?"
"Late for D.K.P. (Devil's K.P.)
you once earthly fool," replied
my master. "Sergeant Beelzebub,
put this D.K.P. on pots and pans
In the Witches Cauldron." On the
cloven hoofs of his "Yes Sir,-" in
walked Sergeant Beelzebub strong-
ly resembling a K.P. pusher I had
once known long ago. Even the
devil, come to think of it, look-
ed somewhat familiar--what was
that Mess Officer's name? Sgt.
B. aroused me from my reverie
with a well placed kick and boot-
ed me all the way to the Cauldron.
The place was redolent with
the odor of cooking G.I. beef
stew and frankforts, although I
have since been told that what I
smelled then was the brimstone
and sulphur fumes arising from
the permanent devil'smess. What-
ever,the entire atmosphere was
studded with a complete array of
whiffs that had me reeling in no
time. "A nearby paper mill," I
(Next week: "Out Damn Pots!")
We extend a hearty welcome to
the men that were recently added to
our outfit. The men are Pvts. J. J:
Smith, D. S. Luzzo, K. N. Scovil, A.
M. Kopcsik, J. G. Warren, Wm. Kay-
ser, and R. P. Barrett. We hope
that they will enjoy their stay and
live up to the name of the Guar-
A "bon voyage" to Capt. V. Day,
our police and prison officer, who is
going to Alabama on his leave. In-
cidentally Lt. J. Philpot is taking
over until Capt. Day returns.
At long last our bowling team has
organized. The men on the team are
Sgt. E. Szerdiak, Cpls. C. Shasten,
and A. Cox, and Pvts. Meola and Ed.
Clancey. The team shows every in-
dication of being exceptionally good
with more than an even chance to
cop the bowling title.
Our Gas NCO has tipped us off
that there will be a gas demonstra-
tion real soon and that they better
have their gas masks handy in case
tear gas is thrown around.
Every man has his eyes trained
on the sharpshooting prize of ten
dollars, but Robert "Deadeye Dick"
Hyde claims to have the first prize
money cinched. There will be sever-
al other prizes for runners up.
BANTER: Pvt. F. Sasso brought
back a picture of his girl from Flat-
bush and puts it under his pillow
every night before going to sleep
.Pvt. Ed. Duggan is completely
rushing Sara (PX) off her feet ,
The "Blue Room" has been altered
due to new faces And one of
them snores! Note to the wolves:
No, we haven't Julie's phone number!
. Pvt. G. Gooy cut his finger le-
cently and is now putting in a ie-
quisition for several purple heart
ribbons Pvt. S. Thomas has a
new flame which he usually takes to
SEmbassy Pvt. A. Snyder
now wears his fatigue cap!
MAN OF THE WEEK: James C.
Reynolds, of Tampa, Fla., is our
man of the v eck. Pfc. Reynolds is
a clerk at the Provost Marshall's of-
fice but was a guard before working
there. Jimmie was born on the 28th
of November, 1914, in the little town
of East Point, Ga., but moved to
Tampa when quite young. Reynolds
was district circulation manager for
the Tampa Daily Times and worked
there for several years. He also was
a member of the National Guard at
one time. Jim is a likeable chap
and has a multitude of friends in-
side and out of the army.
--C l. Sam Marotta.
Chicago (CNS) --Edward Mc-
Kevitt asked a divorce, charging
that his wife bit his thumb, kick-
ed his shins and slapped his face
with a wet towel. The judge
denied the decree ruling that for
"cruelty" to exist, "a man must
be placed in danger of his life."
December 4, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
NEWS FROM THE
"OOPH" being the familiar
sound that went around the squad-
ron area after the annual Thanks-
giving day feast had come to a cli-
max. I suppose we will have to sew
the buttons back on that popped off
due to amount of turkey everybody
ate or am I kiddin? The mass
sergeant is probably still suffering
from the sight of all that food be-
ing dished out but he will inevit-
ably get revenge. All fooling aside,
I think most of us really enjoyed the
meal that was put out!
Well, gentlemen of the Instructors
Squadron our weekly Friday night
'G. I. Parties" are becoming more
interesting by the minute. We had
an extra added attraction this week
as you all know "but Sergeant
Nelson, I spent a half hour scrub-
bing my mess kit with sand-break-
,0- y1v rmss all for you!" Sgt.
Nelson replied in his usual way (as
o.L', lie cali co and keep the boys
on the ball) "CENSORED." The
fact still remains that we have won
four inspections ii, a row, and that
There certainly must be some fas-
cinating country together with other
things up Wewahitchka way or
maybe the former owner of Sgt. -
Weatherby'3 ghastly resemblance of
an automobile lived up thar a ways!
.. Attention, Sgt. Alzmann -
here's your chance to obtain a con-
tract for sign-painting on the "bil-
ious buggy." The latest malfunc-
tion of the multi-colored wonder
(wonder how it runs) the head
lights are still complying with black-
out regulations. But we sure have
to give him credit he never gives
A couple of our local boys didn't
like the idea of sweating-out the
lengthy line at Tyndall's Cinema .
so a couple of obliging WAC's pass-
ing by solved their problem. The
WAC's turned out to be cooks-an
the result of the evening was an in-
vitation to dinner at the WAC de-
tachment for Christmas night. Good
Enough said, and if I'm not writ-
ing this column next week you'l
know the reason why!
--Cpl. Eric Vodicka.
Well, here it is another week, and
that guy is saying "Hello"' again
that tries to write this column.
Pfc. FaUlon had better slow down
a wee bit, that night life in Panama
City has him on the run,-who is
the brunette, or red-head, that is
your favorite now? He sure is the
"Beau Brummel" of Squadron C.
It is with regret that we say "so
long" to our old commanding offi-
cer, Captain Hill, who has certainly
made this squadron one of the top-
,,'U!IDtlo3,, -A9~d AADN
-s -n s44 a i i *ON 40D ON
notchers on the field. Our loss is the
Instructor's Squadron gain. Happy
We all extend a hearty welcome ot
our new Commanding Officer, 2nd
Lt. Warren A. Doyle, and may your
stay with us be a long one, and en-
One of the new additions to the
class of 43-52 is the "Duchess", for-
merly from Skunk Hollow, and Low-
ry Field, Colorado. She has been
messing up the detail lately, and she
may have to sign the 104th, if she
does not stop being a sooner dog.
While her master, or masters are
at school, we have never found out
who she does belong to, the orderly
room is well protected in more ways
than one by the lovely "Duchess."
Who is the student that is nick-
named "Hobo" by his fellow men?
He sure has been everywhere, and
has won all disputes for the title of
"lawyer," if you know what I mean.
The favorite was the winning bar-
racks in the inspection last week, and
came out on top by four lengths.
Barracks 436 was the winner, and
was out in front of the pack every
day, except Wednesday when the
track was muddy, and 438 came
through by a nose. Place went to
438 and show to 435, and also run-
ning, but far in the rear was 434
Most sweater girls are observed
in the best F laces.
Tyadall Gunner Returns For Visit
After Completing 40 Combat Missions
When S/Sgt. Ralph H. Branning
returned to Tyndall Field last
week for a visit, he became the
first Tyndall Field-trained gun-
ner to return here after taking
part in actual combat missions.
Branning, a member of Class 42-30,
was sent back to the United
States for a rest and re-assign-
ment after completing 40 missions
as a top-turret gunner in the
Mediterranean theater of war.
A member or the- crew of a me-
dium bomber named 'Shiftless,'
(which, incidentally, is still
dumping lethal loads over enemy
territory), Branning has received
the Air Medal and 8 Clusters for
his twelve months of aerial com- S/Sgt. Ralph H. Branning
bat in the skies over North Africa, Pantelleria, Sicily and Italy.
The last plane he shot down was an ME-109 (fighter-pursuit German)
Enlisting in the Air Corps.in December 1941, Branning, who comes
from Mlllvllle, Fla., was sent to Keesler Field, Miss., for basic
training, and then to Jackson, Miss., Army Air Base, where he served
as a line mechanic until assigned to Tyndall for gunnery training in
June, 1942. Following his five week course here he was assigned to
McDill Field, Fla., for operational training. He left McDIll in
December, 1942, for a North African Base as a crew member of the
When asked how the knowledge he had gained while training at T/F
stood up in combat, the 25 year-old gunner stated that "it stood up
well. "My advice to all student gunners, continued Branning, "is
to take every phase of their training seriously, particularly the
operation, stripping and nomenclature of the machine gun and aircraft
recognition. You're a dead duck if you don't know your machine gun
thoroughly and she happens to malfunction with the enemy coming at
you, and, as far as aircraft recognition is concerned, the farther
off you recognize an enemy plane, the better the chance you have of
telling your grandchildren about it."
Paire t. J.. JJ *' l |
Aside to the Target Staff:
WE LOOKED IN VAIN FOR OUR
OLUMN IN LAST WEEK'S TAR-
:ET AND AFTER CAREFUL
SCRUTINY FOUND IT UNDER
SQUADRON E'S MASTHEAD.
'LEASE, WHEN WE HAVE A
'ULL COLUMN LIKE LAST
VEEK'S, AT LEAST GIVE US
'REDIT FOR IT.
For two weeks in a row the "Blue
Ribbon" on our guideon has an-
ounced that our squadron was the
est at the Friday evening retreat
arades. Looked good going to the
arades and to graduation of our
lass. All we have to do now is to
*et the new class 44-1 on the ball
,nd get it back from the Cadet De-
achment, for even though we looked
rood passing in review, the "Mis-
ers" won it at the last parade.
Class 43-49 of Squadron B is on
or a treat when they hear our own
W/Sgt. Lowell Fichner address them
at graduation next Tuesday. Sgt.
richner is to appear at their gradu-
tion as guest speaker and from
o xp-erience aboard the aircraft
carrier "Hornet" as crew chief to the
'Tokyo Expresses" under General
Jimnmie Doolittle, we are certain that
he can impart a great deal of valu-
able information to the embryo gun-
ners who will be graduated that day.
There was a spirit of gayety and
practical joking around the squad-
ron last week and it seems that our
often absent on DS, Lt. John Davis,
received a surprise when he did re-
turn. It isn't well known that the
lieutenant is the WAC recruiting of-
ficer, such things being kept in the
dark, but the facts were made known
when one viewed his desk. There
upon the top was a large bouquet of
wild flowers, a couple of big red ap-
ples and a large poster taped to the
side of his desk telling of the "Air
WACs" and as an "Air WAC, you
serve the greatest nation in the
With the completion of the sec-
ond week of school, we find our
class just about the same as when
we sta-ted. M/Sgt. Church, with
close to 15 years of service in the
Army, is our "Gunner of the Week"
and his countenance may be viewed
on the last page of this issue, to-
gether with a resume of his Army
This past week saw another old
standby lost to us when Sgt. Bill
Kaplan left us for assignment to
combat at Salt Lake City. Seems
the little sergeant has at last had
love come to his life and just when
things were getting interesting
around these parts for him, old
"Uncle" called him up for duty. Good
luck, Bill, and let's hear from you.
We know Virginia will wait.
No, that relief from the ordinary
run of words by Sgt. Lee Marx is
not because he's slightly under the
influence of the bottle but rather
self knowledge gleamed from long
hours of intense poring over the new
dictionary recently purchased for the
squadron. Marx has taken to en-
larging his vocabulary and quite of-
ten anyone whi, -,ntirs the Orderly
Room is the guitl, pig ror his ap-
plication of his newly digested four
and five syllable words.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Easily the biggest news of
this week was the conference
In Cairo of Roosevelt, Church-
ill and Chiang, and the re-
port, unconfirmed, that the
former two are now on their
Nay to Persia for a talk with
The meeting of the American,
3ritish and Chinese leaders in
the Egyptian capital was, ac-
cording to the official an-
nouncement, concerned chiefly
with the war against Japan.
If the rumored meeting in
Persia--or Iran, as it has
been named since you and I got
out of high school--takes
place, it supposedly will have
as its main topic the conflict
Undoubtedly. many military
details as to how to defeat
the Japs were talked over in
Cairo. Those details must be
secret. But the conference
resulted in putting into plain
words the broad aims of the
Briefly, this is what China,
Britain and America have in
store for Japan, as set forth
in the communique issued after
Japan will be relegated to
the stature of a third-rate
All the territory that Japan
has obtained since 1895 will
be taken from her.
This includes all of the is-
lands in the Pacific-the Mar-
shalls and the Gilberts and
the Carolines-which Japan re-
ceived after the first World
War, Manchuria, Formosa and
Korea, in addition to the
Philippines, Burma, French-
Indo China, the Netherlands
East Indies, and other terri-
tory occupied in the present
In "due course," the commu-
nique. said, Korea shall become
"free and independent."
Grim news came irom the Sec-
retary of the Navy. He re-
vealed the price we paid for
the Gilbert Islands.
On a tiny central Pacific
atoll--only two miles long--
1,026 American Marines were
killed and 2,557 were wounded.
That was the total on Tarawa
alone, and it was the bloodiest
fight in the proud history of
the Marine Corps.
Not at Montezuma nor at Tri-
poli had the Marines shed their
blood so freely. The total
casualties during the three
Gilbert Islands operations
were a little more than that.
Sixty-five died and 121 were
wounded at Maldn, and one was
killed and two wounded at Abe-
mama, making a total casualty
list of 3,772.
Those men were killed in a
tiny area, in a battle which
lasted only 76 hours.
Secretary Knox revealed that
in the landings, some landing
boats were caught on a reef,
and thus made helpless, motion-
less targets for enemy gunners
The major general who com-
manded the assault troops said
he saw, on Tarawa, 105 dead
Marines in a space of less than
The Americans learned some-
thing about future conduct of
such operations. They learned,
for instance, that the Jap de-
fenses were formidable affairs,
some blockhouses being of five-
feet thick concrete, covered
with railroad ties and 10 to
12 feet of sand and coral.
Sarajevo is a tiny town. in
Yugoslavia which is much more
famous than its size would in-
dicate. It was there that
Archduke Ferdinand of Austria
and his wife were assassinated
in 1914. Their assassination
was the excuse that was needed
to start World War I .
Sarejevo, nestling deep in
the mountains, came into the
news again this week when the
Allied air force dropped some
bombs there on an explosives
factory which has been supply-
ing munitions to Nazi troops
fighting the Partisans ir
A big break came last week
on the Italian front, where
recently the advance of the
Allies had been almost stopped
by the bitter resistance of
firmly entrenched Germans.
General Montgomery's British
Eighth Army, which has been
Hitler's nemesis ever since El
Alamein, broke through the
Nazi defenses north of the
Sangro River and the Germans
yesterday were in full re-
The Germans lost many men
and great quanitiies of equip-
ment before finally falling
back before the victorious
The Nazis counterattacked
fiercely. The Fifth Army on
the western side of the front,
which has not made the spec-
tacular advances that the
Eighth has accomplished, beat
off strong counterblows, and
heavy Nazi reinforcements, it
was reported, were being rush-
ed down from the north to bol-
ster Hitler's line.
The bulk of the German's
strength, about 10 division's
or 150.000 men, is reported to
be on the western part of the
line,-and thus General Mark
Clark's Fifth Army, which in-
cludes many American troops,
has made little headway there.
Hitler was doing better over
on the Russian front. It was
about time, because the Rus-
sians had almost reached the
Polish and Rumanian borders.
Strongly reinforced, the
Nazis fought back on every
sector of the Russian front
with new vigor, and some of
the heaviest fighting of the
war brought the great Russian
counteroffensive almost to a
At the Kiev bulge, the
Dnieper bend and on the White
Russian road to Poland, the
conflict was becoming a test
of reserve strength and of the
ability to keep up a steady
flow of reinforcements in men
Oh, Prisoners Of Japan
M EN of the Army Air Forces, is your workday long?
The days are longer still in the Japanese prison
camps where good comrades wait.
Is Army chqw less fancy than dinner at the Ritz? Your
brothers in prison eat sour rice and stinking fish. Do you
grouse about the heat in New Guinea and the cold in the
Aleutians? Your brothers suffer the same cold in lousy
rags; they endure the same heat from a sun that has no
pity and a fever that has no mercy.
Is it tough to fly combat missions day after day? How
does a captive pilot feel-who must walk behind a barbed
wire fence day after day? That boy asks no happier heaven
than a sky full of flak and screaming Zeros and eight
guns at his fingertips once more.
Do you sometimes wonder if the Jap can actually be
as had as he is painted? The men of Devereux from Wake
Island, the men of Wainwright from Bataan are silent.
And in silence they are carried to graves of quicklime,
thanking God for such release. Twelve hundred American
boys already have died from the slow torture of the Jap.
Do the lights glow bright in the squadron mess; is there
fun and frolic and well-being? Have we forgotten so
soon? It is not possible.
An uninvited, spectral guest will haunt our every feast.
His chains clank sharp beyond the door. His bloody foot-
tracks stain the snow or dust. His eyes speak of torment
unspeakable, of insult unendurable. Brothers, go out into
the night and clasp this visitor in your arms and say: "We
are coming. We are coming soon to punish them for this."
And then, let us walk to our avenging planes-and
climb into the sky to hate and kill. Oh, prisoners of Japan,
we are coming soon!
-From AAF Blue Network Broadcast "Wings to Victory"
December 4. 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET
T/F SPECIAL SERVICE COUNCIL
Sgt. D. Wolfskill (348th)
S/Sgt. W.J. Ponzio (Ord.)
Cpl. G. Thomas (Finance)
Cpl. G. Thomas (Finance)
Sgt. E. Maxwell (Medics)
S/Sgt. J. Campbell (40th)
Sgt. A. Ulrich (1003 QM)
S/Sgt. J. Lescher (69th)
Cpl. J. Mashburn (932nd)
T/Sgt. F.J. Milroy (NCOIC)
Representatives of the squadrons indicated. As such,
comprise the Special Service Council which meets every
Wednesdaywith the Special Serive Officer. This Council
is the principal source of informations and guidance for the
Special Serivice Department.
Upon these men lies the burden of supplying the bulk of
necessary information and advice so completely necessary for
the achievement of the objectives of Special Service. Those
objectives include the proper supervision and maintenance of
facilities and schedules for the absolute maximum of activity
in the forms of wholesome recreation that the men actually
Only thru the closest cooperation by the men of the Squad-
rons, and their officers, with the Special Service representa-
tive may such be accomplished. Every man should know his re-
presentative and present hi.m with suggestions and constructive
criticism. Opportunity should frequently be extended to the
representative enabling him to explain the plans and aims of
Special Service and receive suggestions. Each Squadron will
benefit from the Special Service Department in direct propor-
tion to the ability of these men and the coopt.'ation they re-
Cpl. A. Perry (Medics)
Cpl. W. Baker (30th Avn.) Sgt. W.T. Hurd (965th QM)
S/Sgt. J. Bottini (WAC)
Cpl. S. Ackerman (QM)
Cpl. F. Johnson (446th)
S/Sgt. W. Solomon (349th)
Sgt. C.A. Crane (344th)
Pfc. J. Salvato (350tfi)
December 4. 1~4R
THE TYNDATT, TARGET
THE TYNDALL TARGET
THE PRODIGAL SON
Or Over The Fence Is Out
By PFC. GAWDHELPUS
It's good to be home again wi th
my little ones around my knee,
the old familiar faces of my
friends beaming welcome, the old
K.P. list on the old bulletin
board. Yes, it feels as good to
be back to ye olde Waller Trainer
as it would be to arrive a four
time loser at Sing Sing.
I can report a high old time
spotlighted by my.attendance of
'Winged Victory' the Army Air
Forces play on its opening night.
A swell show, a real credit to
the Air Forces and to all those
who took Tart to make it a fin-
ished professional performance.
I watched it from the wings while
half the brass in the country sat
out in front and who enjoyed it
more is a toss-ur.
On my return I browsed around
the four buildings down by the
guardhouse and found my old pal
Crowley (Brunhilde) has gone to
fight for her country in the
Public Relations Deft. We all
will miss her in one way or an-
other. Al Kapowitz read and in-
S/Sgt. Jeanu the sleepless wiz-
ard, has been doubling in brass
as a supply sgt. for the Dead End
Kids and as a roving centre at
our dept. A full life.
Friends of Cpl. Runkle had a
little rarty for her last week.
The festive board was laid with
lam, crackers, and all sorts of
indigestibles. Runkle was, sur-
prised but not pleased and both
she and Sgt. Pickett wonder who
A few of the kiddies have been
sent to film.editing school in
Long Island City. Just imagine
being forced go go to New York
away from the bright lights and
sunny skies of Panama City what
a foul shame!
Some of our boys have left for
Apalachicola. Pfc. Everheart the
Maggot Expert is one and glamour-
boy Shapley is another.
A public address system is a
new addition to the mechanical
monstrosities already housed in
the W. Trainer buildings but book
is being made on the fact that
they also work in reverse. Dunz-
weiler knows but he ain't a
Pfc. Chiraifisi is finally gone
on furlough and I for one draw a
long sigh of relief. He will be
one for two whole weeks and we
sincerely hope he will get an
extension. Mary Moo re a Texas
super girl is also a patron of
the arts -- she tells me she was
brought up on Bhrams, Beethoven
and Bull dodging.
Fritzie Richer has such de-
votion to duty that she springs
out of her sack at one in the
morning to prepare for 6:30 work
The Browning and Burbon Liter-
ary Society has changed to the
Browning and Beer Society due to
the shortage of one commodity and
the availability of the other a
distinct come down but Browning
is still unrationed.
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Thanksgiving was a big success as
far as the mess hall was concerned.
Most of the men enjoyed their
Thanksgiving dinner. The turkeys
took quite a beating as did the rest
of the menu.
Our best news this week is from
the bowling team. The team took
on the 907th Q. M. The first game
went pretty bad and the boys took
a beating and were pretty down-
hearted. The next game was a dif-
ferent story. In this second game
our teams went on a rampage and
made the opposition stand up and
take notice. The boys started from
the very beginning and stayed out in
front all the way.
The last game was give and take
most of the way. On the last frame
we were slightly behind. Richu made
a mark, Horvath made another,
Moskovich struck out, Innocenzi
marked and Johnson marked. We
passed the 907th on that last frame
but not by a very large margin. In
that last game we won by exactly
one pin. The last man to bowl, for
us, made one pin on his last ball .
(GULP!) High scorer for the
game was Moskovich. He won the
game for us by striking out in the
last frame. His score was a beauti-
ful 214, vely beautiful indeed.
The others did a very fine bit of
bowling and their scores, while not
as high as our stars, were very good.
Richu made up for lost time with a
very comfortable part of our 781
total. Horvath and Innocenzi also
did a good job and are going to do
much more before the contest is over
. From the side lines we had the
support of Cpl. Mitchell who
makes up a very cheering section ..
P. S.: The Cpl. saved the cheering
for later on that night.
Pvt. Caliendo, of the turret area,
has been having a swell time for
himself between nailing articles to
the woodwork and bargaining with
the Brooklyn rabbit On the Line
we find two very angry Sergeants.
They are on a rampage and every
one has or will hear from them. Is
that squirt bothering you again, fel-
lers? Pvt. Masche has conclud-
ed that the army only wants him to
do K. P. Masche had K. P. on
Thanksgiving Day and expects to
have more of it on Christmas. Your
a good man, Masche Pvt. DeFa-
bees has challenged the non-coms to
a game of volleyball against the
Pvts. for a few brews. (Beers to
-Cpl. Frederick J. Johnson.
Feeds 10 GIs a Day
Chicago (CNS)-A new Army
field ration is called 10-in-1 be-
cause one 45-pound carton pro-
vides food for a full day for 10
soldiers. The ration is produced
in five different menus, each
complete down to cigarets,
matches, water purifying tablets,
can openers, soap and paper
Or, The Punching of the Card!
The theme song this week shall be
Hei .-s and Flowers. No names men-
tioned, no skeletons sired, no inflec-
tions inflected-in fact maybe even
no column will be written. For foul
play has been afeet. Bribery has
been attempted. People like Carpen-
ter have tried to beg, borrow, or steal
their way out of this column. Tay-
lor is buying cologne by the quarts
to disprove statements. Courtney
hides from bright lights with the
navy. Vicki Fox goes around lock-
Riker is employing a little dirty
work and barring-temporarily-cer-
tain kindhearted souls from the wid-
er's .club. Dively is putting curls in
one's hair backwards. Sgt. Pickett
threatens to move one barracks bag
and baggage into the farthest fox-
hole. Snafu tears holes in one's
stockings. Gerschon, Dobies, and
Hesse went away to New York to
avoid contact with one. Hyatt quit
speaking to Charlie (for a while). In
the mess hall, Mary Lee, Cashnavi,
Moore, Snowa, Peggy, and the Kay
Pees greet one with baleful glances.
There are hints that the dog house
will be enlarged to fit one very sad,
sad sack. Hurley, one's very most
favorite gadget is leaving one to pine
Milgaten, Ye Target Ed., has dug
out his cat-o-nine tails whip. Lt.
Holmes snuck down to Appalachicola
and made history by being the first
WAC officer to be down there and
almost didn't tell one. Hilton and
Cale walk the long way around to
work to be relieved of one's pres-
ence. Lt. Clymer was very generous
with gigs this week in regard to
missing patches and stripes. Lt.
Keyes too off to Indiana. Ginny
Hyde is on one's tail about some
sarcasm. Moore crept away Mon-
day night and got married without
letting one know. Singleton and
Speers threw Zanko, clothes and all,
into the shower when one's back was
turned. Gawdhelpus spurned one's
aid at a lovely vile bit of writing
After the arrival of the eagle, and
the accompanying vultures, Pool,
Sullivan, and assorted birds, one was
left in a very delicate condition. One
has caught hades and colds. One is
celebrating Pearl Harbor day on the
grease traps. All in all, one is just
not one's usual self and therefore one
refuses to write anything about any-
one this week. There will be a brief
moment of silence while pne slides
out the back door. Yer very
A cute little trick from St. Paul,
Wore a 'newsyafer dress' to a ball.
The dress caught on fire
And showed her entire
Front rage, sports section and all.
-- "Copyrighted Material
LJ Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"
December 5, 1943
Tyndall's two basketball teams,
the cadets and the permanent party
men, completed the week's hostil-
ities Thursday night with a com-
bined total of four wins and no
Competing in the newly formed
USO League, the cadets took the
measure of the P.C. Coast Guard
quintet on Tuesday and the Wain-
wright Electricians on Thursday.
The permanent party men had little
trouble in subduing the Wainwright
Park squad on Tuesday, but had to
come from behind on Thursday to
topple the Coast Guard courtmen.
The Post Athletic Officer an-
nounced that the welcome mat is
still out to all G.I.s who wish
to tryout for the teams. The
games being Flayed on Tuesdays
and Thursdays are more or less
'practice' sessions rending the
completion of the T/F gym, at
which time Lt. Drongowski plans
to select the Flayers who will
represent Tyndall on the two or
three teams which will be formed.
Getting back to last week's
games, the cadets of Class 43-48
put on a fairly good exhibition
of basketball in their eighty
minutes of play. From this ob-
server's viewpoint it seemed that
there was room for more team play.
A/C Sam Seferlan, displaying
calm and confidence with expert
ball handling, gets our nod for
the outstanding player on the
floor. High scoring honors for
the cadets went to A/C Paul Hy-
man, who from the center position
zipped the cords for 14 points in
Tuesday's contest and found the
basket for 11 more Thursday. Joe
Guay and Cecil Miller also came
through with their share of the
Sixteen ball-hungry G.I.s were
on hand for last Tuesday's con-
test'against the Wainwright Park
quintet, and all sixteen saw 'ac-
tion.' It was a 33-19 triumph
for the T/F enlisted men, with
Guy Moore at center turning in a
hang-up defensive and offensive
performance. He found the hooT
for 12 joints during the course
of the evening.
The Medic's Sollon, a guy named
Johnson, Squadron D's Snowden and
Finance's Bobby Costigan all con-
tributed in good measure toward
On Thursday, the permanent I arty
men met a slightly re-vamr ed Cbast
Guard team and found the goint
uThill all the way. Bob Costigan
and Moore again furnished the
major offensive rush, but it was
the 3 baskets made by S/Sgt.
Snowden in the 'clutch' that stooc
out. Johnson, Sollon, Andersor
and Ordnance's Jim Manderson all
took Tart in the win, each scor-
ing at least once.
Incidentally, M/Sgt. 'Woody
Bushy is the NOOIC of the teams
and he's doing the same capable
job at coaching as he did wi t
the baseball tean.
GROUP I KEGLERS CLIMB
INTO IST PLACE TIE IN
Group I and Group II shared the
spotlight in the Thursday night
Officers' Bowling League by com-
ing through unscathed In the
weekly firing. Group I took
three straight from the Gremlips,
while Group II followed suit by
striking out the sluggers three
M.O.Q. met the Retreads, emerg-
ing with two victories in three
tries, and the Bell Ringers took
the measure of the Snafus in two
of three games to finish up the
Lt. Miller of M.O.Q. toppled
223 pins in his final effort for
high individual game, but Lt.
Georgeson, Snafu anchor man,
turned in a steady 568 for high
3-game. M.O.Q. rolled 2472 ac-
tual for high team score, and
Group II had 2581 to top the
Group I's three victories
pushed them up into a tiewith
the Bell Ringers for the loop
Next week's pairings include
Snafus vs. Group I, Sluggers vs.
Retreads, Group IT vs. Bell Ring-
ers, and M.O.Q. vs. Gremlins.
The standings: ,W L
Bell Ringers (4) 5 1
Grour I (7) 5 1
Grour II (2) 4 2
M.O.O. (6) 4 2
Snafus (3) 2 4
Gremlins (8) 2 4
sluggers (1) 1 5
Retreads (5) 1 5
G.I. BOWLING SCHEDULE
FOR NEXT WEEK
MONDAY, Dec. 6--
Finance vs. Guardians
Medics vs. 25th Alt.
Dutch Det. vs. QM
Skunk Hollow vs. Ord.
TUESDAY, Dec. 7--
Redbirds vs. 69th
Bluebirds vs. 40th
Canaries vs. W. Flashes
TUESDAY, Dec. 7--
Wainwright Park vs. Cadets
T/F E.M.s vs. Marine Elec.
Yacht Club vs. Coast Guard
THURSDAY, Dec. 9--
Wainwright Pk. vs. Coast Guard
T/F E.M.s vs. Cadets
Yacht Club vs. Marine Elec.
,~., 1 ., : ,
I heard so much about an M.P.'s lot,
--How they' re always on a spot.
So I decided to try the waterfront "post,"
And to wayward G. I. s be a perfect host.
My shift was a snap, for strange as it sounds,
Not a single G. I. strayed out of bounds.
They gathered around me -- one by one,
And pointed a finger, as if with a gun--
I was sure that something would go amiss,
But all they wanted was me, for CHRISTMAS!
By Camp Newspaper Servic
Cpl. Sam Nahem, bespectacled
barrister who used to left hand
for the Cardinals, Dodgers and
Phillies is a sportswriter now on
America's Alertmen, published by
the Eastern Antiaircraft Com-
Pam Barton, twice woman's
golf champion of Great Britain
and once winner of the U. S. wo-
man's title, was killed recently
when a plane in which she was a
passenger crashed in Kent. She
was a Women's, Auxiliary Air
Force flight officer.
The U. S. Coast Guard Station
at Manhattan Beach N. Y. should
be able to field a pretty fair base-
ball team next 'spring. Stationed
there are Mikey Witek and Sid
Gordon, former Giant infielders;
Ed Levy, ex-Yankee first base-
man; Gar Del Savio and Hank
Sauer of the Cincinnati Reds; and
Randy Gumpert, Newark pitcher.
Newest Army-bound big lea-
guers are Ken Trinkle and Hugh
East, Giant pitchers; Charlie Kel-
ler, slugging Yankee outfielder;
Chubby Dean, Mike Center,
Henry Edwards and Gene Wood-
ling of- the Cleveland Indians;
Sherrod Robertson of Washing-
ton; Dee Moore of the Phillies;
and Dick West, Cincinnati catcher.
At the outset of the National
Professional Football League sea-
son the mighty Chicago Bears
lost three stars to the services,
Artoe, Kohlman and Stydaher.
Since then they have lost seven
more, Nowaskey, Siegel, Galler-
neay, Maznicki, Indian Bill Geyer,
Bob Steuber and Bill Osmanski.
despite these losses the Bears still
lead the league.
Rex Mays, twice winner of the
famed Indianapolis auto speed
race, has taken to the air. He is
now Lt. Mays of the Air Trans-
PFC Bryan (Bitsy) Grant, for-
mer Davis Cup tennis star, has
been seeing a lot of the USA
since his induction in 1942. He's
now stationed at Jefferson Bar-
racks, Mo., his seventh Army
THE TYNDALL TARGET
December 4, 1943
THREE UP AND THREE DOWN'
ONLY SURE PROTECTION
Iy Pfc. Flits Sprayer
One of the great mysteries of the
second World War, to our way of
thinking, is the inability of insects
and germs to recognize or their
ability to affect, master sergeants.
During the past week we learned
much Lbout Anonheies Annie. the
/- WI or somebody's namen for the
malaria carrying iirs'luito. And
among the most interesting w:.s'that
master sergeants are not required
to attend lectures at which we gain-
ed much of our knowledge of Annie.
The fact that these zeb a striped
gentlemen ( ? are not required to
attend such functions of enlighten-
ment as lectures on mosquitoes and
physical inspections intrigued us. We
could understand that a man with
the recognized res;onsibilit'c:i of :.
master sergeant could he excused
from formations at which men are
the princiFal menace. But to ceain
that they need not attend lectures
Where germs were discussed was
There are germs and there are
germs. In this discussion we will
take up only the malaria; variety for
'bvio:is reasons. And to discuss the
e:m s we must bring Annie into the
pictu e along with I but not in the
same paragraph) m:I ster sergeants.
We could h've asked for an appro-
priation to conduct an investigation
into the allergy of germs to master
sergeants, but not being a member of
congress we went ahead with our
piobe without financial assistance.
Before greetings came last De-
cember we had been a servant of the
Florida State Board of Health as
part of our salary was paid by an
organization which spent millions of
dollars fighting malaria, studying
the causes and methods of wiping
out our Annie and her ilk. We can
recall no educational campaign di-
rected toward teaching the mosquito
who to avoid, but distinctly recall
one on educational campaign di-
rected toward teaching the mosqupi-
to who to avoid, but distinctly recall
one to teach humans how to avoid
But mosquitoes are smart and
their ability to choose their company
is not denied. Even in some cases
it is admired'. Such facts started
us on our lesea.ch which revealed
the following amazing facts on why
malaria mosquitoes avoid master
The Anophe'es mosquiito is de-
scribed by Not.h Webster's contri-
bution to the Ta;get as "A genus of
mosquito of the family Culicidae
characterized by having the Palpi
(in the female) nearly as long rs the
beak and a crouching. downward-in-
clining attitude wheh at lest. (This
can be better understood by pictur-
ing a B-25 with a 50 foot long bar-
raled machine gun pointing from the
-We further lea' ned that mosqui-
_s are smarter th: n most people
ink. They have their own code of
ethics and laws. They do their own
research work and base their wel-
fare upon past perfo malices.
Back in 1941 when the national
guard moved into Louisiana for man-
euvers the Family Culcidrae was
there. They knew what was coming
and they are not insects to be
cauwrht with their beaks down. They
studied American soldiers. They
kept a careful check of blood types
and though them man discovered
blood Type O. In the mosquito lingo
O is pronounced zero just like over
an army field te'erhone or on a .lap
fighter plane. The family Culicidae
discovered type Zero by watching a
WILL NOT ATTEND NEW NON-CON CLUB OPENING TYNDALL'S OBSTACLE COR01SE
During the past few months we have followed, through the
newspapers, the visits by famous Hollywood stars to military
encampments in the state of Florida. We have often wondered
why Tyndall Field is shunned by the brighter lights of the en-
tertainment world, and after a careful study of the situation
we have reached a plausible conclusion.
In our opinion, the only reason for the deliberate circumven-
tion is that there is no direct rail line to Tyndall Field.
Therefore, we hereby make a timid motion to the effect that,
once the Non-Com Club is built and paid for, the membership at
large be once more solicited, for funds with which to bring a
rail road line into Tyndall Field.
Although we cannot expect to have Miss Lamarr here for the
Club's opening, a favorable reaction to the above motion would
make the presence of Miss Lamarr at the Club's first anniversary
Old Man Finance has been pret-
ty quiet for the past couple of
months, but at last he finds time to
poke his nose out of his musty ledg-
ers, push aside the piles of W. D.,
F. D. Forms 38, 39, 51, 52, W, D.,
Q. M. C. Forms 389 (and just plain
W. D. Forms 322, 325, 45-A-B-C (not
to mention Standard Forms 1044)
which litter his desk, straighten out
the hump on his back, take off his
bi-focals and prepare to spread a lit-
tle of the news, semi-official rumor,
and just plain scuttle--but that has
been knocking around the detach-
With more work to do, and fewer
men to do it, Finance has begun to
work at a greatly accelerated pace.
bloodhound as soldiers marched by.
Only when a first or master ser-
geant passed did the hound's ears
droop so low they touched below his
The word got around among the
family and when the armies moved
into tropical countries after the out-
break of the wrr no master ser-
geants were bothered by malaria.
The family Culicidae concentrated its
efforts on P.s, Pfc's, C's, S's, S S's,
T. S's but M. S.'s were not bother-
And that's why master sergeants
did not have to attend the le. <.,res
on the malaria mosquito. But just
you wait until we have lectures on
the evils of alcohol.
*"Democrray Among Insects,"
Steve Libby, Doubletime-Dorumn &
Part of the lunch hour has been lop-
ped off, our married brothers are ar-
riving before the sun comes up to
join us in a canter around the ob-
stacle course, and the latrine is be-
ing scrubbed "hospital clean" in one
instead of four hours these days.
Other suggestions hav been pre-
sented to the C. O. as means of sav-
ing precious minutes rnd cutting out
lost motion, and are being given con-,
T/5 Jim Middlemass thinks that
we should get T/SgL Beegle, the
Chief Clerk, a bucket and a cake of
ice, so that he could peddle Coca-
Cola from desk to desk a couple of
times a day, thereby eliminating
about seventy trips by members of
the organization to the Coke dis-
penser each day.
T/Sgt. Bob Costigan wants the
outfit issued "C" rations so that we
can eat at our desks and won't lose
any time for dinner at all. T/Sgt.
Anderson believes that "office clean-
up" could be eliminated by strapping
a broom to each section head so
that he could sweep the floor while
getting his regular work done.
Social Note: Those of you who
have been wondering what has had
T/5 Tolliver Franklin looking so
starry-eyed lately, will be interested
to learn that it is the love that was
born when Sahara Rose (star of the
late carnival, of blessed memory)
crushed him to her breast.
That's all folks! I've got to get
back to work; I'm bucking for a
"good conduct" ribbon.
T/4 Jack Barry.
IS MODEL FOR AAFTC
Tyndall Field's obstacle course
for aerial gunnery students is
being used as a model for such
courses throughout the Army Air
Forces Training Command, an AAFT7
officer revealed during a visit
here last week.
Developed by Lt. Harbin B. Law-
son, the obstacle course here is
a rugged affair designed par-
ticularly to develop the muscles
of the arms and shoulders which
are used most often in aerial
Photographs of each of the
obstacles have been sent to all
Training Command installations to
be used as guides in huildilg
A complete set of photographs
of the Tyndall Field course,
showing each obstacle in- order,
is on the bulletin board of the
AAFTC's Physical Training Office.
Tyndall's course was selected
as a model after Major E.B.
Smith, then physical training
officer of the Training Command,
and Capt. Hank Greenburg, his
assistant at the time, made a
tour of all the stations.
Since then, Major Smith has
been transferred and Capt. Green-
burg, former Detroit Tiger base-
ball star, has been named physi-
cal training officer.
The future "Megreys" are off to a
very good start-from a financial
point of view. We hear that their
"dancing feet" brought them a $25
War Bond at a recent dance sponsor-
ed by the -Shipyard and that the
Bond was made out to "Mr. and Mrs.
The Time-a routine Saturday
morning inspection. The Place-
Barracks 619. The Scene: In walk-
ed the inspecting officer. Pvt. Brow-
ard yells at the top of his voice, like
a well discipled soldier- TENSHUN
-(was his face red when he realiz-
ed that he and he alone was the
"Lone Ranger" standing inspection.)
We welcome back the "Old Red-
head" in the person of Sgt. Lester
Tarr after graduating from the Con-
valescent Instructors School at Mi-
ami, Florida. Nice to see you back.
It's no news when a G. I. keeps a
steady eye on a calender. But when
a "Callender" keeps a "critical" eye
on a G. I.-we'd like to know more
of what it's all about! Do I make
myself clear, McMurtrie?
Should you note any members of
the Flight Office, X-Ray and Labor-
atory Technicians in a perplexed
state of mind-blame it on the cur-
rent wave of examinations making
their way through the hospital. One
month of that-and combat duty
should prove a well earned rest.
Effective as of yesterday, in ad-
dition to her other duties, Lt. Doris
Cofield became the wife of Captain
Mart Tannen. Our heartiest con-
gratulations to a lucky guy-and a
It's amazing how some people can
stay in the public limelight without
even half trying. Frankly--I was
gravely concerned at the sudden dis-
appearance of our own Miss Merrill.
I was amazed to lean, however, that
she has been a patient in our own
back yard. (Wonder if she's striv-
ing for the one hundredth delivery,
If so-we hope it's a boy.)
Sgt. A. S. Jackrel.
TPE TYNDALL TARGET -
Navigator Of China Clipper
Reunited With Brother
It was P.M. November 20, 1943, just as the China Clipper in #2 Mess
Swas getting up steam to take off with its first load of dinner china.
At the controls was pilot-navigator, Pfc. Jesse Willard Eicher,
affectionately known as "Hot Box" Eicher to his crew. Up to this
point it had been an ordinary day. The usual breakage, run-ins with
the LP. pushers and the slight admixture of leisure that rounds out
a tour of Kitchen Police. "Ho-Hum! "
Espying a cocky coffee cup that was teetering precariously on the
ledge of the Clipper Room, Eicher walked toward it with a sigh and
suddenly froze, for there, framed in the opening stood his brother,
inspecting officer 2nd Lt. Jack Dempsey Eicher, whom he had not seen
in almost 2 years.
In Lt. Eicher's opinion the Pfc. "almost blacked out" and no won-
der. Meeting up with the inspecting officer is always a shocking
experience for a KP -- but when the guy happens to be your own
brother whom you have not seen for "hurry up with that respirator,
Schafer! A K.P. Just fainted."
Interesting is the fact that the last correspondence between the
brothers took place in June 1942, when Jesse Willard left for the
army. At the time, brother Jack was at Penn State sweating out a BA
in Commerce and Finance.
wHot Box" arrived at Tyndall Field in August 1942 to swell the
ranks of the then Rugged 69th. In June of this year his request for
foreign service was honored and he shipped out to Apalachlcola.
After a few months "over there" the veteran returned to Tyndall and
was assigned to the White Flashes.
Three months- after receiving his sheepskin from his Alma Mater,
Jack Eicher was called into service. It was as Cpl. Eicher that he
left Charlestown, S.C., where he had been a link trainer instructor,
to go to Miami O.C.S. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. on November 13th-
and immediately assigned to Tyndall Field as adjutant of the Gunner-
makers, completely unaware that his brother was stationed there, for
a letter from home hinted that he may have gone overseas. But, with
a high sense of the dramatic, fate decided on a reunion for the pro-
tagonists in this real life drama and staged the tableau in an ob-
scure China Clipper room.
Ironically, the war that had separated the brothers had brought
them together again, and thus, Pfc. Jesse Willard Eicher and his
younger brother Jack Dempsey, so named by their father, an ardent
fight fan, are given a little time in which to talk over the old
days back in Connellsville, Pa.
WE DARE NOT FORGET...
(Continued from Page 2)
Since then we have come a
long way. The inevitable war
with Germany.. (u adal canal..
Coral Sea..North Africa..Kiska
..Sicily..and now Italy..Tawa-
ra. The road back is bitter..
the enemy stubborn..and the
blood of our young men cakes
on their boot-soles and mixes
with the earth.
And the hue and cry is heard
again. This time the dreamers
are saying, "Germany is beat-
en." "Germany will collapse."
"We give the Japs six months--
it will be over by then."
Perhaps it will be for then?
For they still believe that
our oceans are wide and secur-
ing. But for us there can be
no relaxing until the enemy is
beaten..until his force is
forever annulled. Only then,
may we laugh and cry a little..
remembering Pearl Harbor.
WAVE Packs Chute
For Fiance's jump
Lakehurst, N. J. (CNS)-Mar-
jorie Reinhardt, a parachute
rigger third class for the WAVES,
packed a parachute for her fiance
Pvt. Bill Bentley, a rigger in-
structor for the Marines, who was
making a 2,000-foot jump with a
squad of trainees.
After Bentley had completed
his successful jump Marjorie
rushed right up and gave him a
'ONE MAN'S OPINION'?
It would ease my heart a great
deal to let you people know what
I have on my mind.
I have been connected with the
U.S. Army for a period of 8 years
and never had the pleasure of be-
ing on a field that takes such
great patience in publishing it',
weekly, and "The Tyndall Target, h"
sure is a grand bit of reading
for me, and many other G.I.s. I
wait very patiently for it every
week and enjoy every word of it,
from cover to cover and it sure
does a student good to have a
little laugh once a week from the
jokes and comics that are pub-
Now don't get me wrong, the
rest of you supporters of the
Target, because my hat is off to
anyone connected with the Target.
So congratulations to you all
from an Ole G.I.
Cpl. Henry Daigel
Sq.. D, Sec. 27, Class 44-1
One Man's Wife
Boston (CNS) -When British
Seaman Tom Hathaway learned
that Canadian Seaman Bill Ellis,
whom he met at a USO club, lived
in Montreal he fished into his
pocket for a photograph of a girl.
"Ever see her before?" Hath-
"What the devil are you doing
with a picture of my wife?" hol-
"She's my sister," replied Hath-
Whew! What a time during the
last couple of days! Never have
been so busy since the time that
grandmother dropped one of her
stitches and it wasn't while sewing.
With all the new personnel recently
assigned to our organization we real:
ly have been "beating our gums"
and "pounding the machines." Ser-
iously though, we want to welcome
you new fellows to our organization
and wish you-we'll call it luck.
Now we have everything from a
tea ball mechanic-yes it is spelled
right but we haven't been able to
figure out what it is yet-to chauf-
fers newly assigned to us.
"Oh, my back and throat Kula" is
convalescing these days from a cold.
He blamed it on taking a cold
shower but I think he got caught
with his garters down .Pfc. Lind-
gren had quite the time the other
night at the private banquet-and
they even had champagne.
Saw T/Sgt. Chaudoin up town the
other night and he was with his wife
-of all things T/Sgt. Kielbasa
brought his wife down to the line
Sunday to show her how it function-
ed Well, all reet. Don't see how
some guys do it Captain Evans
left us for good but we have another
engineering officer who is "on the
beam" too. Welcome Lt. Singleton.
Hope that you get -used to the hot
water Hope that John Coleman
is coming along better these days.
He used to fall asleep at the fun-
niest places. Wonder what the rea-
Until next week, and remember
what Mathaw told you or are
you one of these innocent children:
IN CASE OF FIRE --
RAISE THE ALARM
DIAL 17 OR USE
NEAREST ALARM BOX
USE HAND FIRE
Don't get excited!
Dial #17 on any phone or use red Fire Alarm
Box on telephone pole. (At night look for
pole with a red light above the box.)
Tell operator WHERE it is and WHAT! (For
example: "Truck on fire behind building
#276." Or, "Grass fire on Suwanee Avenue,
near building #437."
If more than one person is present, one
should stand by to direct fire truck while
the other (or others) use fire extinguish-
Saturday, 'BANJO ON MY KNEE,
Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea.
Sunday, 'OLD ACQUAINTANCE, Bette
Davis, Gig Young.
Monday, 'YOU SAID IT, USO Camp
Show 7:00 and 8:30 P.M.
Tuesday, 'HANDS ACROSS THE BOR-
DER,' Roy Rogers.
Wed., Thur., "'WISTLING IN BROOK-
LYN, Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford.
Fri., Sat., 'THERE'S SOMETHING
ABOUT A SOLDIER, Douglas Drake,
Sun., Mon., 'GUADALCANAL DIARY,
Preston Foster, William Bendix.
Tues., Wed., 'ALWAYS BRIDESMAID,
Thur., Fri., 'NORTHERN PURSUIT,
Errol Flynn, Julie Bishop.
Saturday, 'SILVER SPURS,' Roy
Late Show Saturday, 'HONEYMOON
LODGE,' Harriet Hilliard.
Sun., Mon., 'FRONTIER BADMEN,
Diana Barrymore, Robert Paige.
Tuesday, 'MURDER ON THE WATER-
FRCIT, John Loder.
Wednesday, 'BUSES ROAR,' Richard
Thursday, 'FIND THE BLACKMAILER,
Faye Emerson, Jerome Cowan.
Fri., Sat., 'LAW RIDES AGAIN,
Hoot Gibson, Ken Maynard.
P age 10
THE TYNDALL TARGET
December 4. 1943
"Y ANK WIZ"
By BOB HAWK
THE TYND~AT.T, -TA1CET
1. Which of these three state-
ments is true:
(a) A colt's legs do not grow.
(b) Large quantities of maple
syrup are used in tobacco manu-
(c) All birds eat their own
weight in food daily.
2. If you wanted 'to eat the
least fattening of these three
desserts lemon pie, vanilla ice
cream and angel food cake which
would you choose?
3. What's the difference be-
tween overlook and ignore?
4. There are over 5,000,000
registered voters in the State of
New York. If 5,000,000 votes
were cast for governor, would it
be possible for a candidate to
win with less than 2,000,000
5. To which of these words is
'here no rhyme oyster, orange,
6. Name four ways of preserving
7. Would a pin prick
painful on your forehead or your
8. Do men or women have greater
9. Are women's eyes usually
slightly darker or slightly
lighter than men's?
10. Do cows give more milk if
milked three times a day or twice
1. B is true large quantities
of maple syrup are used in to-
2. Ice cream an average serv-
ing has 200 calories, while the
pie has about 450 and the cake
3. Overlook means to pass over
accidentally; ignore means to
4. Yes. A plurality is all
that is required.
6. Canning, bottling, pickling,
salting, smoking, drying, freez-
ing, dehydrating, preserving.
9. Slightly darker.
10. Three times a day.
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* GUNNER OF THE CLASS *
Nineteen year-old Pfc. O'Con-
nor hails from Hartford, Conn.,
where he attended Weaver High
School. His favorite sport is
basketball and he played quite a
bit of it for Weaver's varsity
Prior to entering the AAF ten
months ago, O'Connor was employ-
ed by the Pratt-Whitney Company.
He received his basic training
at Miami Beach and then went to
Scott Field for radio training.
CPL. HENRY A. QUAGLIERI
Albany, N.Y., is the home town
of this 26 year-old student gun-
ner...He graduated from the local
high school...Selects golf and
and baseball as his favorite
Worked as a driver for the
Consolidated Trucking Lines prior
to entering Army back in October,
1940...Spent three years in the
Coast Artillery, stationed at
Cape May Point, N.J., most of
that time...Transferred to the
AAF in October of this year and
sent directly to Tyndall Field.
A/C ALBERT L. THOMAS
Gunner of the Week in his first
seven days of school, A/C Thomas
completes his gunnery training
as top gunner of his class.
He was called to active duty
while in second year at Alabama
Polytech where he was studying
aeronautical engineering. Auburn,
Ala., is his home town...Played
football for his High School.
Enteree service in Feb., 1943
as a private and sent to Miami
for basic...After Miami was en-
folled as an aviation student.
M/SGT. JESSE H. CHURCH
Although born in Boone, N.C.,
M/Sgt. Church spent most of his
civilian days in Maryland, N.C.
He joined the Army in April,
1928, and was with the D.E.M.L.
in Hawaii for his first hitch.
After Hawaii, he switched to
the Air Corps and was sent to
the Canal Zone. Following a
hitch there he was assigned back
to the states and then again as-
signed to the Canal Zone. His
last post before being sent to
Tyndall was Gunter Field, Ala.
PFC. DOYLE K. GANTT
Calls Arcadia, La., his home
town.. .Graduated from the Arcadia
High School, is 21 years-old and
Entered the Army in May, 1942,
and was assigned to the Infantry
...Spent five months at Camp
Wheeler and then applied for
Was accepted for aviation ca-
dets and was eliminated after
five months...Completed Scott
Field's radio course before ar-
rival at Tyndall.
SGT. JOSEPH T. PIASECKI
Entered the AAF in December,
1941, and assigned to Keesler
Field, Miss., where he graduated
from the air mechanics' school...
Then followed a course at the
Lockheed Specialist School at
Burbank, Calif....The sergeant
then was assigned to various
field's as a mechanic until ac-
cepted for aviation cadet train-
ing in April of this year.
Hails from Uniontown, Pa., is
22 years-old, and a graduate of
the local high school. Was a
member of the varsity track team.