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Title: Tyndall target
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PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE
SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR PER-
SONNEL OF THE AAF FLEXIBLE GUN-
NERY SCHOOL, PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Copy Prepared Under Supervision
of Public Relations Officer.
Commanding:
Col. Leland S. Stranathan
Special Service Officer:
Capt. Owen 0. Freeman
Public Relations Officer:
Lt. William 3. Pratt
Photo. and Reproduction Officer:
Capt. J.A. Dickerman
Editorial Staff:
S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
Saul Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
Cpl. Harry Bardi.
Columnists:
S/Sgt. Steve Libby, Pfc. E.T.
Del byck.
Art Work:
S/Sgt. Frank Horn, Sgt. Marshall
Goodman, S/Sgt. Fred Slade.

Photography and Reproduction:
M/Sgt. W. Busby, T/Sgt. W. Castle,,
T/Sgt. J. Mitchell, S/Sgt. F.
Churchill, Sgt. D. Levinson, Cpl,
L. Shaw, S/Sgt. J. Montgomery,
S/Sgt. J. Webster, S/Sgt. R.
Keough, Sgt. A. Loudis, Sgt. J.
Marsick, CpQ. E. Tackett, Pvt. V.
Daniels, Pfc. H. Care.
The Tyndall Target receives
material supplied by Camp News-
paper Service, War Dept., 205 E.
42nd St., NYC. Credited material
may not be republished without.
prior pe.r. iss.- n from CNS.

TEHERAN TALK
A simple house nestling at
the foot of the snow-capped
peaks of the Elburz Mountains
Iran, was recently the scene
of an epochal first meeting
between the Messrs. Roosevelt,
Stalin and Churchill.
These three, representing
the greatness of the Allied
Nations at war, arrived In
Teheran on November 28, for
the opening of the historic
conference.
Ah amazing amiability fea-
tured the talks of the 'Big
Three' and when on November
30, the British Legation gave
a dinner party in honor of
Churchill's 69th birthday, Pre-
mier Stalin had himself a
fine time ambling genially
around the table clinking
glasses with each man, and
himself raising his glass to:
"My Fighting Friend Churchill.
"My Fighting Friend Roose-
velt."
Prime purpose of the Teheran
conference was to fix the time
for the full scale invasion of
Hitler's sagging Fortress
Biropa. With the 'Big Three'
acting in concert with their
military advisers complete
agreement was reached, to
quote from the original text
of the declaration, "as to the
scope and timing of operations
which will be underneath from
the East, West and South. "
The written manifest which in-
cluded also plans for an en-
(Continued on Page 10)


PRISONERS
In the first verse of the fourth chapter of Ephe-
sians, the Apostle Paul indicates that he is writing
this letter from a prison camp. He speaks of him-
self as "The Prisoner of the Lord." This statement
would' appear rather contradictory when we consider
his many discourses on Christain liberty. It seems
even more so when we consider the many inestimable
joys and blessings which he declares will come from
one's relationship to Christ.
This story coming out of the African Campaign will
perhaps help clear the seeming difficulty. Upon one
occasion, it is said, a British officer was captured
by the Italians. He registered a strong protest at
the very inpalitable plate of macaroni which they
served him for supper. All the Italians readily
agreed with the officer that such a dish was not
even.fit for hogs, but it was the only thing which
they had between themselves and starvation. Then
the British officer began to reminisce in their pre-
sence of all the choice foods he had partaken of in
the British camp. The Italians went into a huddle
and returned to announce. "We have decided to be
your prisoners instead. Will you take us to your
camp? "
To be a prisoner of the Lord and partake of the
divine blessings in His camp is infinitely more de-
sirable than to remain in our own veritable prison
camp of sinfulness and spiritual starvation.

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
PROTESTANT
Sunday
Sunday School at Post Chapel......................... ...9:00 A.M.
Worship at Colored Recreation Hall....................9:00 A.M.
Worship at Post Chapel.............. .................10:00 A.M.
Worship in "Skunk Hollow" ............................10:00 A.M.

Evening Worship at Post Chapel .......................7:30 P.M.
Tuesday
Fellowship Meeting ....................................... 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday
Choir Rehearsal......................................7:00 P.M.
CATHOLIC
Sunday Masses
Post Chapel..................................8:00 A.M.
Post Theater ................................. 10:00 A.M.
Post Chapel................ .................. 11:15 A.M.
Daily Masses.....................................5:30 P.M.
Confessions......................... ........Saturday, 7:00 P.M.
(and any time the chaplain is in office)
JEWISH
Worship Service................................Friday, 7:30 P.M.


News From Your
Salt Lake City (CNS)-Local
parents have requested depart-
ment store Santa Clauses not to
be so lavish with their promises
this year. After all, they point out,
it's the parents who pay.

Trenton, N. J. (CNS)--The
State Assembly was discussing a
proposal to pay Assemblymen
more than the $500 a year they
are now receiving when 54-year-
old Assemblyman Thomas M.
Muir stood up. "I want you to
know," he said, "that I don't
have to do this for a living. I'm
independent. My mother's a
welder."

Springfield, Mass. (CNS) A
local foundry has applied for ex-
Stra ration coupons to fatten up
its workers. Some workers have
lost from 20 to 47 pounds since
food rationing began, the firm
complains.
Wilmington, Del. (CNS)-"The
meanest man in the world" gave
6-year-old David Minhaldt two
pennies for his tricycle, put it into
his automobile and drove off.


Own Home Town
New York (CNS)-A horse fell
into a manhole while pulling a
wagon along West street the other
day and it took five cops and a
crane two hours to get him out.

North Adams, Mass. (CNS)-No
one showed up to vote at the
annual caucus to nominate Re-
publican candidates for the city
election here and so the election
officer, Sceva Whitney, declined
to vote herself. "There would be
nothing secret about my ballot,"
she declared.
Oakland, Cal. (CNS)-A de-
partment store offered 4,000: pairs
of silk stockings in a special an-
niversary sale. The cops prevent-
ed loss of life among the custom-
ers in the riot that followed.

Osseo, Minn. (CNS) Nick
Haep used to entertain friends by
picking up a table with his teeth.
But two men gave him such a ter-
rible beating that his teeth have
now lost their grip. So, deprived
of his greatest social accomplish-
ment, Haep has sued the pair for
-$5,000.


QUESTION: "Do YOU THINK THAT
YOUR DUTIES AS A SQUADRON QERK
QUALIFY YOU FOR A FIRST SER-
GEANT'S JOB?"


CPL. ROBERT C. SEHIE, Cambridge,
Mass.; 349th: "Yes, I believe
I'd be qualified for it, be-
couse I'm familiar with the
work of a lst/Sgt."


S/SGf. DFIGTf J. BOILEAUf, Kan-
sas City, Mo.; 69th: "Yes, th-,
lst/Sgt. and Squadron Clerk
both have hair-pulling jobs. I
don't believe the difference in
pay could make me any grayer."


SGT. DAVID G. RIDLON, Portland,
Maine; 446th: "No. Even though
I feel I could handle the job,
I have other ambitions in mind
while in the Army."


CPL. JOSEPH BRACCI, Syracuse,
N.Y.; 907th: "Yes, because my
duties are practically the same
except that I don't have a
function of command. It is my
opinion that a good Ist/Sgt.
must have an administrative
background."

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S/SGT. ELMER MORRIS, Dallas,
Texas; Guard Squadron: "No.
There's too many headaches con-
nected w'th it--as it is I have
enough headaches."


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CIVILIAN EMPLOYES

GET AWARDS AT

CEREMONY

Several Hundred Honored
For Devotion
To Duty

Several hundred Tyndall civil-
ian employes this week received
lapel emblems awarded to them in
recognition of their devotion to
duty.
All employes who-have served
for six months or more with ef-
ficiency ratings of "good" or
better received the emblems,
which consist of the Air Corps
insignia superimposed on a blue
ribbon.
Lt. Col. Jack L. Randolph pre-
sented the emblems at a ceremony
on the ramp in front of the old
hangar. He declared that the
Army's civilian employes "have
rendered your best to your coun-
try....something of which you mAy
justly be proud."
Miss Florence Canter, of Civil-
lan Personnel, as spokesman for
the civilian employes accepted
the ribbons by saying the emblems
"will make us feel even more like
soldiers because they are so much
like the ribbons which are award-
ed to the men and women in the
service. "
"An Army or a Navy," Colonel
Randolph said, "is no stronger
than the will and determination
of the people at home. By their
will and determination an Army or
a Navy is supplied with the weap-
ons to carry on successfully at
the fronts. Such team work calls
for sacrifices at home and at the
fronts. Absenteeism is more than
hindrance to the war effort. It
is aid and comfort--even assis-
tance-to the enemy.
"Today, two years after our
declaration of war, it is evident
to ourselves and our allies and
our enemies that American indus-
try met the test. On every bat-
tlefront American-made tools of
war are dealing blows which are
shaping the war which we all hope
will be rushed to an early con-
,clusion. That goal was not
reached without sacrifice on the
part of civilian workers."
Major Loren A. Bryan, command-
ing officer of the Air Service
Command's 86th Sub-Sepot, in in-
troducing Colonel Randolph said
that "we all know that the suc-
cess of our armed forces is com-
pletely dependent upon the ac-
complishments of our civilian
comrades."


USO CAMP SHOW AT POST
THEATER WEDNESDAY
"It's a Pleasure," a USO camp
show including, musical; dancing
and comedy acts, will appear at
the Post Theater at 7 and 8:30
P.M. next Wednesday. In the cast
are Gene Clayton, comedy, magic
and gags; Tyler and Renard and
Company, comedy; Bobby Carr and
Company, singing and comedy act;
Margo Gavin, "sophisticated sing-
er of songs"; Red Pepper, "300
pounds of mirth and melody" and
MC, aind Ronald McCutcheon, pian-
ist and musical conductor.


CIVILIANS RECEIVE DECORATIONS FOR THEIR WORK


Civilian employes of Tyndall Field Wednesday received from the War Department blue ribbons
bearing the Air Forces insignia to wear in their lapels--awards signifying that they had com-
pleted six months or more service with ratings of "good" or better.. This picture shows the
crowd which gathered in front of the stand where Lt. Col. Randolph presented the emblems.

COLORED MEDICAL BOYS HAVE 'ST. LOUIS BLUES' TO BE BROADCAST AS TYNDALL


BANQUET AT HOSPITAL
November goes out, but leaves
an event that will long linger in
the memory of the colored Medi-
cal boys. A banquet was given in
their honor at the Station Hos-
pital.
The master of ceremonies, Cpl.
Perry, presented a program which
included a reading by Mrs. Beu-
la Moore; jitterbug dance, Dit
and Dot; solo, Audry Mitchell;
solo, Mrs. Frankie Perry.
The menu consisted of steaks,
mixed vegetables, shrimp, French
fried potatoes, and ice cream for
dessert. The drinks were coffee,
milk and coca cola.
Guests were Professor and Mrs.
R.V. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Word, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Bright,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mitchell, Mr.
and Mrs. Oakes, Mr. and Mrs. C.J.
Devalt, Miss Flossie Jones, Miss
Fannie Gilmore, Major and Mrs.
Miller, Capt. and Mrs. Dee, Lt.
and Mrs. Garrett, Lt. James F.
Daxton and Lt. Coe.
Pfc. William Adams and Miss
Gassle Roseberry won first prize
in a jitterbug contest. Second
prize was won by Pvt. Charles W.
-Smalls and Dot of the Dit and Dot
team, with third prize going to
Pfc. and Mrs. Hurley Jackson.
The mess hall was decorated in
red, white and blue.

OUR FRONT COVER
Our front cover this week
is a shot of Pvt. Curry K.
Rhodes 'shooting the sun' on
the deck of the 104 ft. U.S.
Army Crash boat, P-116. Gath-
ered around the sextant are
the other navigational neo-
phytes of the 1003rd Q.M. Boat
Company's first class in Marine
Navigation, while looking on
with evident approval is the
class instructor, Capt. Jack
Manson.
For additional details about
the course, see 'Tyndall's
Soldiers Go To Sea' on Page 9.
The picture was taken by
Sgt. Dan Levbnson.


PLAYHOUSE OFFERING WEDNESDAY NIGHT


The Tyndall Field Radio Play-
house program, heard weekly over
WDLP on Wednesdays at 8:30 will
next week feature a dramatic play
originally broadcast by the Col-
umbia Broadcasting System as a
Columbia Workshop presentation.
The play, "The St. Louis Blues,"
is a highly dramatic offering in
five separate scenes, and fea-
tures many of the Tyndall Field
Radio Playhouse favorites. Lts.
Ed Merritt and Joe Wiggins;
ist/Sgts. Al Nelson and Mabel
Pickett; S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten;
Sgts. Saul Samlof, Art Mazzola,
and Wilfred Crofts; Cpls. Vicky
Fox and Marion McGee; and Pvts.
Judd Hubert, Bob Glenn, and Her-
bert Lippman are all included in
the cast.
Direction and production of the
play are by S/Sgt. Steve Libby,


and mechanical effects will be
supervised t Sgt. Wilfred Crofts.
"St. Louis Blues" deals with a
night club scene, enters a tran-
sition into several others; the
home of an Italian family; the
African jungle; aboard a ship
during a tropical storm; aboard a
plane in the same storm; and oth-
er brief narratives complete the
plot.
Personnel who would like to see
the program are invited to wit-
ness the show In the WAC dayroom
Wednesday night. The audience
must arrive before 8:15.

PRIMARIES IN LOUISIANA
WASHINGTON (CNS)--Primary elec-
tions for Louisiana will be Jan.
18 and Feb. 29. Servicemen whose
voting residence is Louisiana
and who wish to vote should get
absentee ballot applications from
orderly rooms. if unavailable,
ballots may be obtained from the
Secretary of State, Baton Rouge.


~I WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK


SUNDAY
12:45 P.M. Musical Recording
Hour at Post Theater. W/O Missal
Commentat-r.
MONDAY
12:30 P.M. Squadron A&R Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athletic
Office.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
Hospital.
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
Squadron.
TUESDAY
8:00 P.M. Weekly Dance at USO,
T/F Band broadcast over WIVP.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
Hall.
WEDNESDAY
12:30 P.M. Special Service Non-
Comn Meeting at Post Library.
5:30 P.M. Inter-Squadron Touch
Football Games.
7:00 & 8:30 P.M. USO Camp Show
"It' a P measure" at Post Theater.
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
Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M. Radio broadcast over
WDLP. T/F Radio Playhouse.
THURSDAY
6:30 P.M.- Radio Workship period.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
Hospital.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly G
dance at Rec Hall. T/F Band
broadcast over WHLP.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly color-
ed GI dance at Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P,M. Movies at Receiving
Squadron.
FRIDAY
7:30 P.M. Boxing bouts at Re-
ceiving Pool.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
Hall.
SATURDAY
7:00 P.M, Movies at Station
Hospital.
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
Squadron..


December 11, 1943


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NOW AND FOREVER
Something Hitler would have
given Goebbel's right eye for,
would have been a seat at the
Teheran conference table while
the talks between the 'Big Three'
were at their height. Or again,
this column may be mistaken, since
it is one thing to hear about
your death warrant being draft-
ed -- but still another to have
to be present at the signatorlal
Proceedings. When the second
front does open Hitler had better
look to the Third Reich's rear a
likely place for the invasion
kick.

The air over New Britain and
Bougainville in the South Pacific,
and the open waters that surround
them'are freighted with danger
for the Japs who are based there.
Ceaselessly patrolling that patch
of blue sea and sky are the aerial
giants of the Allies and woe be-
tide the luckless Zero or surface
craft that ventures forth, for
Allied bombs are exhibiting a rare
affinity for Rising Sun targets
these days due perhaps to the
lesson of Pearl Harbor. And our
record since that black day is.
really one for the books. Which
is the American way of saying that
we are out to get all the Japanese
royalties on that limited edition
of a man Tojo.

It appears as tho "neither rain
nor snow nor sleet" can keep the.
Russian males from making their
appointed rounds. Day after
weary day, the Reds are giving
the Nazis something to write home
about as the Russian buck con-
tinues to plough forward through
softening German resistance. Last
week, Stalin's stalwarts captured
22 hamlets and routed thousands
of the followers of the man who
would be king. Like most bad
actors the Nazis excel in muffing
their cues, this time however,
they are in grave danger of dis-
covering all too late, that most
of their lines are either missing
or lie buried beneath te season's
final curtain in the deep Dnieper
snows.

From the Swiss-Italian frontier
comes an unconfirmed report of
the firing squad execution of
Count Galeazzo Ciano, former Fas-
cist foreign minister of Italy,
and son-in-law to the deposed II
Duce. Repudiated by the German
news agency DNB which broadcast a
denial, it remains to be seen
whether it is the story or Ciano
that is full of holes. Notorious
for his greed and affaires amour,
and sponsored by his Premier
father-in-law, Ciano rose high in
the Fascist council before his
falling out with Mussolini. In-
formed circles incline to the
theory that his death was a direct
result of in-law trouble.
-Pfc. E.T. Delbyck

Swooncrooner Sinatra
Classified 1A in Draft
Jersey City, N. J. (CNS)-
Frank Sinatra, the swooncrooner
who excites very young maidens,
has been classified IA. The draft
board probably won't send greet-
ings till about Jan. 15. Incidentally
the swooncrooner is expecting his
second child.


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One of the most collectingest guys on Tyndall Field is
Ist/Sgt. Clare Willcut of Squadron C. Now, some people go in
for coins, collecting stamps, or, even blondes -- but Willcut
decided against being a numismatist, philatelist or wolf, in
order to concentrate on the intricate and painstaking task of
collecting Army shoulder patches and insignias. Although
specializing in U.S. Army emblems, Willcut has added the in-
signias of several of our Allies to his collection, including
Dutch and French regimental badges.
In his favorite photo (above) the sergeant is pictured with
his collection. He is shown pointing to the U.S. Army's 2nd
Division insignia. He claims he has.been trying for that
emblem for more than three years and now that he has at last
obtained one, considers it among his most valuable additions.
Queried as to why the 2nd Division insignia was so hard to
acquire, Willcut explained that no one whom he had ever met
that had one was willing to surrender it. Upon further ques-
tioning we learned that he finally obtained it through the
efforts of one of his "agents" (a friend) up in Chicago.
The sergeant started his. collection back in 1935, when he
first-entered the service. He transferred to the AAF in
December, 1941. To date his collection includes 124 shoulder
patches and 104 metal regimental insignias.
Willcut comes from Souix City, South Dakota, is married and
has three children. He and his family reside in Panama City.
In closing the conversation, Willcut hurriedly added, "I'm 28
years old and like Calverts whiskey!"


PUBLIC SPEAKING
CONTEST PLANNED
There will be a Public Speaking
Contest held at Tyndall Field in
the near future, it was announced
today, and all persons interested
are invited to contact S/Sgt.
Steve Libby at 3137 for further
and more complete information.
Enlisted men and Wacs will par-
ticipate In the contest, which
will be held in about six weeks.
The contest, sponsored jointly
by the Special Services and Pub-
lic Relations Offices, will pre-


sent several weeks of intensive
study by the participants, and
should be the source of much en-
joyment for the attending audi-
ence of officers, enlisted per-
sonnel, and wives.
It Is expected that the contest
will be in mid-January at either
the Post Theater or at the Rec
Hall. Suitable prizes will be
awarded the winning contestants,
It was added.
Ever since the Errol Flynn
case, the Hollywood wolves,
instead of howling 'ooOOooww'
now go, 'Hboowwooold are yooooo?'


Along TheeI


L Main Stem
... Cecil B. DeMille will direct
Paramount's "The Story of Dr.
Wassell" .. Gary Cooper will be
featured ...... Dunninger, the
mind-reader, conducts an unusual
show over BLUE .. Give it a listen
sometime .. ..... Paramount will
re-issue "The Sign of the Cross
with the original cast,, plus a
few leading players in an added
sequence .. This old religious
pic is one of the ten greats of
all time .... .. Life Magazine
calls Ellery Queen, NBC programer
"the logical successor to Sher-
lock Holmes .
... Fred Allen will return to
CBS-WWL in his familiar program
.on Dec. 12 .. He will have an en-
tirely new unannounced cast in
his Texaco Star Theater ......
Abbott and Costello reserve 100
seats on the stage for their week-
ly broadcasts .. They're for
visiting servicemen ...... Jim-
mie Durante has a French Tutor ..
What next? .... .. MGM's ne
opus 'Mr. Co-ed' will star Re
Skelton and Esther Williams ..
With a bevy of 100 of the world's
most beauteous gals .....
'Madame Curie' starring Greer
Garson and Walter Pigeon, will
world premiere in Los Angeles
The film is directed by Mervyn
LeRoy, produced by Sidney Frank-
lin, the same couple who gave you
'Random Harvest' and 'Mrs. Mini-
ver.'
HiiMMER EsRMANERllAWill


WAGON WHEEL-Ada Beth
Peaker, a chorister on NBC's
"Carnation Contented" program,
demonstrates how this .useful
invention operates. Note how
spokes fan out from hub.
... Movie star Ruby Braun is
now a Wac at Fort Des Moines .
She was featured in "The Falcon
and the Co-eds" .. .. .. CBStar
Mel Blanc, who portrays "Bugs
Bunny" on the air, wears a rabbit
suit at the mike .. He also eats
raw carrots while on the air,
just for effect .... .. Bill
Stern, NBC Sports announcer, will
do the Rose Bowl game on Jan. 1 ..
It's the first time in Bowl his-
tory that both teams have been
chosen from the West Coast ....
.. Joan Fontalne has completed
her work in Paramount's "French-
man's Creek .. she's now vaca-
tioning in New Hampshire.


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Greetings, gates .. Let's am-
ble about good ole Tyndall Tech
and uncover dirt here'n'thar ..
Lt. John'Monaghan and Miss
Hope Hurst rate the'doffs of
the derby for the week .. They
were wed in the Chapel on Wed-
nesday last ...... Young Cpl.
Singleton, son of Capt. Emmett
Singleton, has been promoted to
sergeant, it was announced to-
day .. He is rapidly becoming
the mascot of Post Hq .... ..
T/Sgt. Milroy, SSO gent, has
returned from school at Wash-
ington & Lee .. Says the school
is really rough, but the sur-
rounding countryside a great
place .... .. Bill Daniels,
unassuming staff artist for the
Photo-Reproduction Section, was
quietly wed two weeks ago when
the o.a.o. slipped down from
the far north for the ceremony
and then forsook this June wea-
ther for the Yankee snows
Reports are that Sgt.Al Loudis,
multigrapher extraordinary for
the reproduction section, will
be the next in that building to
trip to the altar .... ..
.. Lt. Mildred Gee, formerly
associated with the T/F Wac De-
tachment, is now CO of the Wacs
at Buckingham Field ......
Pfc. Joe Slusarz of the 349th
formerly handled his own band .
SHe's really a great pianist
and plays classics, modern and
boogie .... .. PT these days
is no longer a pleasure .. What
with no more athletics, the
stuff is really tearing down
the cells of our bodies ....
.. Speaking of PT,-Sgt. Joe Mo-
rales is back on area #2, work-
ing with Lt. Geueder, Sgt. Dick
Morris, and Cpl. Guido Conte ..
.. Two of Panama City's most
ardent church-goers: Sgt. Hor-
ace O'Shields and his wife
.a pair of mighty swell South
Carolinians .... .. Lt. J.K.
Hughes comments: 'Every time I
hop out of a B-24 I turn around
and say 'There; you big son-of-
a-gun, I've done it again'' ..
Sez he prefers a 24 to a 17 ..
.. Add big names dept.:
Honyady, Santisteven, Duplech-
ain, Pokrzywinski, Jarzynka,
Richendollar, Klimisauskaus,
Occhiuzzo, Villalobos, Mnis-
zewski, larussi, Schweibinz,
and Siegenthaler .. They're all
gunners at Tyndall Tech .....
.. T/F Radio Playhouse next'
offering on Wednesday will fea-
ture about 20 in the cast .
it's a CBS Workshop play, and
a honey, entitled, "The St.
Louis Blues"; WDLP, 8:30 .. ..
Kitty Safar, one of TyndalT
Field's nicer civilian employ-
es, leaves for a better job in
Washington the first of the
year .. Best of luck, Kitty ..
.. .. Laughs emanating from the
*Post Theater during the Cass
Daley-Gil Lamb scenes at "Rid-
ing High" .. And wolfish moans
from the Gl's at scantily clad


Dottie Lamour ...... Christ-
mas party for the kids of of-
ficers and GI's at Post Theater
Dec. 24 .. If you want your son
or dotter to attend, call the
cnaplain at 2120 .... .. W/O
Altvater and Gl's Willetts,
Henley, Harris, Koskela, and
Rovezzi off to Briggs at De-
troit for a course .. At the
factory they'll study turrets
ana such .... .. Then there
was the musician (he got a-
round) who said:
Both women and pianos
Are similar in brand,
Some of them are upright,
And some of them are grand.


'Dear Aunt Lulu:
I've been a private in the Army
Air Forces for three months now,
and can't understand why I haven't
been promoted to corToral, so's I
can make more money and become a
non-commissioned officer. Can
you help me?
Private Conveyance'

Dear Private Conveyance:
My friend, this is a delicate
situation. Finesse must be used.
Now I don't mean the kind of fin-
esse that some privates use. Oh,
no. Mine is a new and exclusive
method.
Approach your first sergeant,
and say, "You know Bill" (always
call him by his first name), "You
know, Bill, I been hearing it
sort noised around the squadron
that some of your GI's is dis-
satisfied with the dough their
getting. You know, Bill, that' s
a terrible way for a soldier to
be. If I were you, I'd do some-
thing about it." Then, of course,
the sarge asks you who's dis-
satisfied, and you say, "Me. '
Naturally, he'll get a great
kick out of this .. he'll slap
you on the back, offer you a
cigar, and the next thing you
know, you'll be making more money,
You'll be a corporal.
If you don't like this method,
private, I suggest that you use
the Blitzkrieg Method. Prepare
about 100 little notes, each one
saying: "I want a raise,* or
"Chum, I.need bucks," or words to
:that effect. Place these little
notes all over the orderly room.
Tack a few on the wall over your
bunk, and lay them on his desk.
Just so's he'll see one every
minute of the day.
If this doesn't work, send me
ten cents in stamps or coin, and
I will send you my educational
pamphlet #789 on "How to get off
KP," or "How to fly the China
Clipper in three easy lessons."
Loads of gooey old Love,
Aunt Lulu


TYNDALL- SETTINGS


HEADQUARTERS
The war effort gained a little the latter part of the week...Sgt.
Major "Hard Rock" Stone returned from a furlough spent in south
Gawga...Bernice Shores, S/Sgt. Thurston's Girl Friday, left on that
day for Atlanta, Ocala, Marianna and other points to spend a I'll
leave time...Loretta Baker is the new Wac in the Service of Supplies
office...Pvt. Johnny White has returned from a furlough...Cpl. Herman
"Curly" Lindsey came back Wednesday after spending a three day pass
duck hunting...He denies he forgot his glasses and fired at three
AT-6's...Cpl. Tom Wood visited Mrs. Wood and the little chip In
Andalusia last week-end..;And Jean Crawford took in the night spots
of Pnnce de Leon and DeFhnlak Springs,


$315.29

That is the average loss to the government
for each fire run made last season in the
Fourth Service Command. There were a .to-
tal of



5847 FIRE ALARMS


You figure how many B-17s, 50. cal. ammu-
nition, or machine guns that would buy.



$1,843,5001


Resulting in damage or total loss of pub-
lic buildings amounting to




In case of fire dial 17 or use nearest alarm box

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December 11, 1943


THE TYNDALL TARGET


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NEWSFROM T


The Instructor Squadron wishes to
take this opportunity to welcome its
new C. O., Captain Hill. We all.
hope his stay with us will be both
long and pleasant.
What, with the leaving of men for
Combat and Yuma we are now min-
us some of the old familiar faces. We
all said good-bye this week to Sgts.
Powell, Rachor, and Shannon. Good
luck, fellows.
Wednesday morning brought the
usual after pay-day hang overs.
Among those looking extra bad were
Sgts. Bako and Puit. What's the
matter fellows, no aspirin?
That extra broad smile on Sgt.
Rosier's face was due to the letter
from his home telling that Walter,
Jr., was now walking by himself. We
understand that he is a good-looking'
boy. Takes after his mother, no
doubt.
Pfc. Guber came out on the short
end of the deal the other day when
someone traded two pairs of 0. D.
pants for one and the pair they left
didn't even fit. Oh well, Guber,
things are bad all over.
Sgt. Bryant, that man about town
is really sweating this week end out.
It seems his wife is coming for a.
visit. Good luck, Bryant, you'll need
it.
Why is it when Sgt. Ellison goes
to town the parents of all the good
looking girls lock all the doors?
Could it be what everyone says is
true? Gosh!
If any one sees a pair of pants
following a Staff Sgt. don't be
alarmed. They belong to Vasilenko
and he wants them to follow him
when he ships. That's all this week.
--Sgt. Harvey H. Wine



White Flashes

Last week the bowling .team did
not have a chance to show its skill,
due to a slight mixup in the arrange-
ment of the teams and damage to
one of the alleys. However, we ex-
pect to resume play and win a few
moic games. Our gang has rolled
'its way to the top and are going to
stay there.
This week Sgt. Grubb left for
school and at the same time Sgt.
Pa.rker returned from furlough. Sgt.
Wink and a few other Sergeants are
going to miss our good buddy Grubb.
Parker has announced his return in
no mild terms. He had a swell time
and Texas is still the best place this
side of T. F.
Special services announced this
past week that, starting the fist of
the year there would be separate
Sdances for the permanent party and
the students. It is up to the per-
manent party men to have these
dances continue in time to come. If
you men of the permanent personnel
don't attend, the dances will be dis-
continued. The students will take
over the night that you ale to have.
It's up to you, boys Another an-
nouriceoment by S. S.' deals with
Christli:is. There will be an open
house at the I Re Hall. The hall it
to be deeo: ated and there will he re.


%THE SAD TRACK "
(MOVING BASE")


Squadron D


""Sleep, come on and take me."
That's been our theme song for the
past week with Waller Trainer keep-
ing us busy until the wee hours of
the morning. Pity the poor C. Q.
getting us out as late as quarter to
twelve and getting about three hours
sleep before the "You Gotta Get Up
Whistle." Well, there's one conso-
lation and that is that it is all over
now. The end of this week also
meant the halfway mark of school
and with a couple more phase checks,
ground range firing, final compre-
hensive then air to air and we'll be
veterans. But that covers a lot of
ground and we're sweating.
S/Sgt. C. W. Smith returned from
furlough this week and from his ac-'


freshments. The -refreshments will
be free beer and other drinks for ev-
eryone on the post.
The First Sergeant commented on
the fine showing of the squadron on
oir last inspection. Thanks to the
boys who stood inspection last week.
You did a good job, fellows.
Few men have asked about the
fellow who returned last Saturday
with a toad, the name is Joe, and an
affair with a tr-xi. It seems that this
gent was boarding a cab in our fair
town. H-e was approached by an-
other individual who was a bit on the
shildv side of life. Our friend was
accompanied back to the field by his
newly required friend and was giv-
en the pleasure of paying the bill.
.Our friend has many regrets and,
like the Finance Dept., will never
trust another G. I. He requested
that this warning he put into this
column. T'Undopbtedly it will be tried
again and again. Watch it, fellows,
it's a trap for f:cc transportation.
-Cpl. F. J. Johnson.


count, of it there is just nothing in
the army that can compare with
that time which is given to fur-
loughs. Although he didn't take the
fatal step he was non-committal
,about the latest heart interest. Our
Supply Sgt. Litkenhaus returned
from Ohio and will be back in the
grind in about a month he assures
us. .All he's thinking about is the
duration plus six and that can't come
too quickly he says.
This week saw some of our old in
structors leave this station to go to
Yuma, Arizona, as part of a cadre of
14 specialist instructors. Sgts. Kane.
fsky, and Traygis were among their
and are part of a nucleus of instruc-
tors at that new school. Good luck
fellows.


Medicwoes
Slowly the hospital staff car came-
to a halt. Out stepped Sgt. La Sal-
via to help his "fare" from his seat..
We expected a General to step out-
at least. But calmly and quite cas-
ually, out stepped "Bring 'Em Back:
Alive" Saunders with a carload of
snakes. Sheepishly La Salvia look-
ed over both shoulders to see wheth-
er anybody had witnessed his em-
barrassing situation and after a sigh
of relief-he went about his busi-
ness as if nothing had happened.
Now says "Shorty"-I've driven
them all.
We welcome the addition to the
Army Nurse Corps of Lt. Charlotte
Elliner. If you're wondering why the
hospital is running more than it's
present capacity--your reason could
very easily be right.
We wonder when Bill Volk is go-
ing to install a meter in his run-
about. That boy can certainly come.
to the aid of those ladies in distress.


Squadron C

Barracks 438 finally nosed out the
favorite Barracks 436 by winning
the Squadion inspection Saturday. It
was a close race all the way, but by
a great burst of speed at the closing
wire, 438 won the light to have pass-
es for Sunday. Hope that all the
students that went to town Sunday
saw all the sights in Panama City.
Also in the race and bunched close
together was Barracks 435, 434 and
432. This week we are betting on
435, so let's go 435, and show the
other barracks that I can pick a win-
ner, maybe.
This guy who tries to write this'
article, had a swell supper Friday
night at the Cuban Cabins. No fel-
la's, it was not a meal that you can
buy, it was just a home cooked bean
supper. I am still raving about it.
I always thought Boston was the
home of baken beans, as I hail from
that city, but Mrs. Willcut, yes Ser-
geant, your wife can bake beans with
the best of them.
Our students seem to be making
the grade with those charming Wac's
--Who were those students in our
day room Sunday night with such
lovely company. It was the best our
day room ever looked.
Sgt. Samuel N. Fulton, our own
"amiable" supply man, adores those
cute questions that our student gun-
ners ask him. lie is the kind of a
guy that makes sure when the class
is ready to leave this squadron, that
all students are fully issued all
clothing that he can obtain.
QUESTION OF 'iL-.i WEEK:
Who is the Squadron Romeo? Here
is a tip, men, he lives in Barracks
435, and is now sweating out one of
those furloughs. To the winner, goes
one bottle of Coca-Cola, payable by
the "Romeo" himself.


Am I right-Miss Lucy Bell Calen--
der?
These local restrictions are cer-
tainly playing havoc with our doom-
ed men. Imagine having a Saturday
night date called off and the "day of.
reckoning" so close at hand? Cheer
up, Eddie-our C. O. is merely trying
to save you for the little woman.
The sunshine kid isn't doing half.
bad either. I hear tell that he makes
and breaks dates so fast now-that
the local femmes must get their bids
in some two weeks in advance.
And did you notice how the cur-
rent physical examinations have re-
stored old Luke's appetite? He can't
wait now for his noon meal. He's;
got to barge in ahead of all and sun-
dry to satisfy that stomach of his.
Even my boy Stam is going back
on me. Those cigars he used to pass
off to me are gradually finding a
haven elsewhere. He's passed up my
stripes for a leaf. That boy is as
fickle as a woman.
There are a couple of "ex-Para-
troops" here in the detachment who
are seriously considering "putting in"
as nurses aides. It seems that that
is about the only thing that,they can
qualify for.
Our hats are off to the greatest
little sport this side of heaven. Her
charm and grace are the obvious
reasons why the fire bell in Dozier,
Alabama, rings each night.
--Sgt. -A. S. Jackrel.


What does the reporter really
mean when he writes--'She shot
her husband over another woman.'


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Final, inexorable plans for
destroying the German army by
offensives from the east, west
and south were announced by
Roosevelt, Stalin and Church-
ill at the conclusion of their
conference in Teheran, Iran.
"No power on earth can pre-
vent our destroying the German
armies by land, their U-boats
by sea, and their war plants
from the air. Our attacks
will be relentless and in-
creasing, the three leaders
declared.
The final victory strategy
fixed "the scope and timing
of operations" for an American-
British invasion of western
Europe and for a secondary as-i
sault from the south either
through Italy, the Bal kans or
the south of France.
Washington military experts
believed that the final crush-
ing offensives might be start-
ed late this winter or early
next summer.
The conference 'also looked
ahead to the days of peace.
"And as to the peace, the
combined statementof the three
leaders said, "we are sure
that our concord will make it
an enduring peace.....a peace
which will command the good
will of the overwhelming mass-
es of the peoples of the world
and banish the scourge and
terror of war for many genera-
tions.....We shall seek the
cooperation and active partic-
ipation (in solving the prob-
lems of peace) of all nations,
large and small, whose peoples
in heart and mind are dedicat-
ed, as are our own peoples, to
the elimination of tyranny and
slavery, oppression and intol-
erance. We will welcome them
as they may choose to come in-
to a world family of democrat-
ic nations..."
' Following the Teheran meet-
ing, Roosevelt and Churchill
in a three-day conference with
President Inonu of Turkey
found that their nations are
bound by the "closest unity."
kbssia also was represented
at most.of the sessions with
the Turkish leader.
Most quarters thought that
the conferences with Turkey
would lead to a full-scale
campaign in the Balkans, with
the assurance that Turkey--


which was allied with Germany
in the last war--would cooper-
ate either directly or indir-
ectly.
The "experts" thought that
there was little chance Turkey
would immediately declare war
on Germany, because Turkey is
close to sizeable German ground
forces and air fields. How-
ever, British officials denied
a report that Gernan and Bul-
garian forces were massing
along the Turkish border.
Field Marshal Jan Christian
Smuts, premier of the Union of
South Africa and a member of
the British war cabinet, in
a press conference said that
the "greatest news" of the
three historic Allied confer-
ences is yet to be told.
He said that what the world
doesn't know about the meet-
ings is more important than
what it was told.
And he expressed hope for
victory by Christmas of next
year.

British and American troops
who by now have become ex-
perienced mountain fighters
have ousted the Germans from
most of their mountain posi-
tions tn Italy.
Now, for a large part, the
battle is expected to become
.a contest of armored forces,
for on the Rome side of the
mountains is a wide valley
where tanks can operate.
On the Fifth Army's front,
on the western side of the
Italian peninsula, the weather
was improving and floods were
subsiding, two factors favor-
ing the Allies' advance.
The Fifth Army, which in-
cludes many Americans, chased
the Nazis from all their im-
portant heights on the western
part of the powerful German
winter line. One of the
strongly fortified areas cap-
tured by the Fifth was referr-
ed to in press dispatches as
"bloody Monastery Ridge,"
vaguely reminiscent of the
also bloody Missionary Ridge
of the battle of Gettysburg.

Repeated Nazi counterattacks
were thrown back, and the
Americans slugged their way
forward through rain, mud,
flooded creeks, minefields


Coast Guard Hunts U-Boats


Depth Charge s e t b y
United States Coast Guard threatens
Nazi submarines operating in the
Atlantic. Here a crew watches for
and barbed wire entanglements.
On Mt. Maggiore, where much
of the important mountain
fighting took place, the Amer-
icans had not been alle to
bring up heavy equipment, and
some of the fighting was al-
most of a primitive nature
with knives used more often
than guns. Supplies and anmu-
nition had to be dropped from
aircraft to troops on some of
the more inaccessible mountain
crags.
;r *
Simultaneously with the op-'
erations in Italy, the Army
Air Forces got in some good
blows in the Mediterranean
a rea.
Airports in Greece were
pounded frequently during the
week. Also Air Force targets
were the port of Split, in
Yugoslavia,. Orta, an Italian
rail center above Rome, Civi-
tavecchia, a port 45 miles
northeast of the Italian capi-
tal. Harbor installations and
shipping at San Stefano, 80
miles northwest of Rome, were
bombed.
a a
Heavy aerial blows against


Photo by United States Coast Guard
the tell-signs which show whether
or not their high explosive has
been successful. The Coast Guard
handles majority of convoy duty.
Japan's bases in the Marshall
Islands in the central Pacific
indicated that perhaps the Al-
lies-which in that area means
the Americans--were getting
ready to try to wrest those
islands from the Japs as was
done with the neighboring Gil-
bert group.
The Navy disclosed the re-
sults of an attack on the Mar-
shalls which took place on De-
cember 4. Carrier based planes
sank six enemy ships, includ-
ing two light cruisers, and
destroyed at least 72 planes.
Troop transports were among
the vessels sunk in the Mar-
shall attack, and their pres-
ence was taken by some to be
an indication that the Japs
were reinforcing the islands
in preparation for any attack
we may make.
If the Marshalls become ours
they will furnish an excellent
point from which to strike at
Truk, the Nips' principal Pa-
cific base.
Heavy aerial attacks on the
lower New Britain coast indi-
cated that Allied invasion
forces now in New Guinea may
strike there soon.


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:ONE WEEK OF THE WAR(



71!/v!!VII







THE TYNDALL TARGET


So You Want to Come Home, Soldier?

Everybody else wants you to-but it won't be day after tomorrow




By JOHN GUNTHER


Reprinted from Look Magazine


Listen, soldier. Listen, sailor.
You want to get home again just as soon
as possible, don't you? Of course you
do. So does everybody else want you
to everybody including Adniral King
and General Marshall.
But probably you aren't going to get
home again for quite some time. You
might as well get used to that idea
right now.
The aim of American strategy is to
bring you home, but to bring you home
in one piece. We are out to win, but
with the minimum of losses. It's a
case of the longest way around being
the shortest way home-for those who
would rather NOT come home in a pine-
wood box.
People complain that our strategy is
hesitant, that we are too deliberate,
too slow. They ask why we are not more
aggressive, why we haven't invaded
France, for instance, long since.
Maybe you've been asking these ques-
tions yourself. You're squatting in
camp, champing at the bit, eager for
action. You're restless.
Well, one reason things are so slow
is solicitude for your welfare. Amer-
ica wants to save YOUR life. That's
why you can afford to be restless a
little longer. Time can save lives.
In Malta last July, I had the good
luck to have a long talk with Gen. Sir
Bernard L. Montgomery, commander of
the British 8th Army. He told me he
had two rules for combat.
First, never to be rushed.
Second, never to undertake a campaign
unless he was certain that it would be
success ul.

Consequently, Montgomery's men's.
morale is probably the best of any army
in the world, because they feel certain
he will never be reckless and that they
will never have to fight a losing
action.
American commanders, by and large,
take a prudent, cautious view of war


for two reasons.
First, an innate American desire for
perfection in accomplishment. For ex-
ample, no American bombing crew is sent
over a target without a briefing so
extraordinarily detailed and elaborate
that sometimes it seems excessive.
Second, a desire to save lives. For
instance, it is now accepted as a tru-
ism that our Army will never make a
major amphibious landing without com-
plete cover from fighter airplanes.-
Salerno, some 200 miles from Sicily,
represented abaut as broad a jump as
we are likely to take this year. Most
fighter airplanes are restricted to a
range of about 200 miles, if they are
to have a reserve of gasoline for
cruising or fighting over the target
area.
This, soldier, may mean that our
advance is slow. But be grateful. It
may severely restrict our choice of
invasion points when the-Western Front
-is opened. But be glad of it.
Our strategy is wholly antipathetic
to the use of great masses of men on a
broad, lateral front, as in Russia.
Why? Because this costs far too many
lives. What we favor instead are
thrusts whereby small but intensely
powerful columns of men can pierce to
the heart of the enemy and deliver a
killing knife blow.
Our most valuable leaders try to save
lives by scrupulous concern for three
principles.
First, adequate training of troops.
Second, giving our troops the very
best possible in food, equipment, sup-
plies and weapons.
Third, furnishing the finest medical
attention possible.
One basic reason for America's fine
stinginess in spending lives--your
,life, soldier-is the experience of the
last great war, the bloodiest in his-
tory. The colossal losses in human
life that the European nations under-
went cardinally affected almost every


one of then.
France was destroyed, not so much by
Hitler in 1943, as by the blood-letting
of 19i4-i8--the loss of 1,363,000 men
of reproductive age. England became a
quasi-pacifist state-with Oxford boys
swearing they would NOT fight for king
and country-largely because the Brit-
ish respected any opinion bought with a
million lives. German casualties alone
reached the almost inconceivable total
of 7,C00,000, with 1,800,000 killed.
Ludendorff's great offensives in the
spring of 1918-which so drained the
Germans of blood that they lost the
war-cost us and our allies more than a
full million of casualties in five short
-months..
Our policy also has been conditioned
in other than purely military respects
by this desire not to repeat the hor-
rors of the last war. For instance, in
politics: Why did we deal with Darlan
in North Africa? Because--rightly or
wrongly--it was thought it would make
invasion less costly. Why did we link
up with the king and Badoglio in Italy?
Because we thought--perhaps mistakenly-
that it would speed up the Italian
campaign and end the war sooner.

In tne military field, more and more
our essential strategy is based on air
power. By bombing, we achieve results
that would cost multiple thousands of
casualties on land. A big raid on a
Nazi target may engage SCO bombers and,
roughly, 50=0 men. But these 5000 men
may wreak, in 20 minutes, destruction
that 50,000 troops could not achieve
in 20 months.
Probably the United States and Great
Britain.could, if necessary, stage a
cross-channel invasion of Europe to-
morrow. But the risk would be great
and the cost might be frightful.
No, this war won't be won in a hurry.
We are not going to attempt a crash-
through victory next week. For which
you, soldier, may thank your stars.


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December 11, 1943 THE TYNDAIL TARGET Page 7


WAC-tivities

RESTRICTED
TO: S/Sgt. Milgaten
1. Reason: because he is the only
surviving public and then strictly
Crom hunger and the tortures of edi-
torship, also has order to pass no
derogatory remarks.
I. MEECE
1. Play: Scene 2nd floor Wkr
barracks. Characters: One double
bunk, one Wac-Speers, and No. 1
mouse, No. 2 mouse, and No. 3 mouse
(heavy parts). Action of play con-
sists of various screams and quick
evacuation of characters from bunk.
In the order of their disappearance:
Speers, No. 1 mouse, No. 2 mouse,
No. 3 mouse. Bunk remains for cur-
.tain call. Feetnote: Matuzuck does
'not rate a complete play in her hon-
or because she only had one poor
scared little ol' beat-up mouse climb
in with her.
2. Beeney is sending a bill for all
GI clothing eaten by said mouse and
hopes they get a vile case of khaki
poisoning. Antidote: none.
II. B. T. O.'s.
1. Pvts. Loretta Baker, Ermanel-
da Mansfield, Ola Perdue, Carolyn
Pillsbury, Ruby Smith, and Francis
Younts. This is official introduction
to the six new Wac's which is entire-
ly useless because the afternoon the
girls arrived, the Wac phone began
'inging for them and has since. Def-
initely B. T. O.'s.
III. DIGNIT (Y OR TARIES)
1. Lt. Thelma Houpe and Lt. Eliz-
abeth Hickey are among those now
present.
2. Queries:
A. Does Lt. Houpe know she is
the object of the disappointed whistle
of all the (because they are) EM she
has passed in review for?
B. Is Lt. Hicky kinda grim or
otherwisacal and does she know she
looks like the Pallas Athene?
I C. Reason for queries: Have been
asked for answers by the (many)
curious.
IV. VAN NEEDED
1. Am moving honorable presence
to 2nd floor Ad barracks because re-
ports have come in that Courtney
and Hymenson talk in their sleep.
Will post results in a special bulletin
next week. (Sound effects at this
moment: loud leer, creaking door and
muted feetsteps.)
V. MISSILE-ANEOUS
1. Carpenter and Welling flew to
Jackson "Dutch Treat" style.
2. McGovern collapsed after re-
turn from furlough. Honest to gawd
quote, "Am I ever glad to be back!"
Section 8 take notice!
3. Romano, member in good
standing of "Ace Gold-Brick Club" is
now called the "Up and at 'em gal."
Afternoons at the beach acquiring
vitamins from the Texan sun must
have helped.
4. Taylor is considering joining
the MP sqdn. and is making steps in
the right direction-strengthening
Was-MP relations.
5. Goodson and Hyatt up to this
final minute have stood firm. They
will take the last thirteen or how
many steps tonight at the Post
.hapel. Well, that narrows down
the quota of men per Wac anyway.
GENERAL
Due to much diligent effort, stud-
ied endeavor, etcetera, the Model T's
exit is no more. Kindly, and with
deep reverence to their exhalted posi-
tions, address them hereafter as Cor-
poral. Explanation: The Air Forces
dropped all Technicians.
--Sooper Sad Sack.

Mandy: 'Liza, I'se ashamed of
you fo' running' around so much.
Yo' sho' don't take after me.
Yo' take after dat no 'count
-.Tapry of yours. I'se sure glad
I didn' t marry dat bumn.


SALLY SEEHORE


,i1


It's either retreat or another rally,
Or what's keeping you boys away from Sally?
No letters or calls, but my own little moans
As hopefully I wait beside silent phones
For the sound of a voice--the GI variety
Asking for the pleasure of Sally's society--
That's all I want, an off evening date
With a guy who'll come early--and stay...late.


Rugged ? 69th


Not a chance to linger over our
morning coffee any more now that
the boys are busy "firing on the
range."
"Ponzone" Codeghini declares its
just like home to him to get out of
bed in the "wee sma' hours and go
out on the range and prove that the
safest place is directly behind the
target at which he is filing. "Never
had it so good" he says.
Well, our boys did it again. Sgt.
Spiva answered the phone today and
was told that the man he was re-
placing on the Dental Appointment
list would be replaced by the next
man in line, "Spiva, James W."--he
almost forgot to say thank you, too,


and it was such a pleasant voice on
the phone.
We wonder who stole our can of
metal polish. Maybe Model Soldier
Miller is hoarding it. Where have
you been to get the nice tan or
your nose, Miller?
We often wonder what would hap
pen if someone didn't read the Bul
letin Board for "Slick Hearn?"
A man needs a three day pas:
nowadays to regain his strength af
ter trying to find a room that isn'
crowded to the rafters.
The following is just chow lin
covers tion: Friend: "Say Clark
son (on KP) what kind of pie i
this?" Clarkson: "What's it tast


Guardians

The squadron has been down deep
in the dumps during the past week.
We believe it's that little matter of
a week's restriction inflicted on the
"Poor men" living on the post. But
the men responded with that well
known Guardian spirit of "Oh well,
what the heck" and reserved four
rows at the post theatre and all of
the standing room at the beer hall.
They also reported "En Masse" to
the USO show and their morale soar-
ed skyward after seeing the marvel-
ous display of pulchritude. Another
thing that helped was the "Coopera-
tion" of the city gals that came to
the post to visit the boys that were
restricted. The moral is "keep your
barracks neat and you won't get
kicked in the seat.
The boys have been firing the
trusty pistol and from all indica-
tions are making petty good scores
and getting a little bit deaf on the
side. They'll be sharp-shooters yet!
The bowling team did not fare so
well last Monday night but the boys
have promised to do better next time,
so all is forgiven.
This column made an error in list-
ing the new men of this outfit so
here is the corrected list. The men
are Pvts. John Smith, Wim. Outen,
Hairy J. Hall, Francis Atkin, Archie
Staples, Francis Cox, and Roscoe
Merrit.
BANTER:
Pvt. R. J. Walker had a ravishing
redhead the other night but we could
not wangle an introduction. What's
the matter, R. J., don't you like the
way I howl? Sgt. John Sissom
is now seeking comfort in a little
black puppy to prss away the idle
hours while on the post .. Pvt.
N. Roiecki is contemplating cutting
down on his ciggie smoking. He
claims it's too expensive and will
smoke OPC's hereafter Pvt. Sipe.
is still blushing over PX Maizie's
remark to him. She thinks he's so
cute Oh, deah!
MAN OF THE WEEK:
Our man of the week is Pvt.
George T. Wright of Morristown, N.
J. He was born on April 1, 1917.
(Fool's Day) and came in the army
in February, 1942. George was a
bartender for three and a half years
in civilian life and enjoyed this type
of work very much, especially the
part about tasting the drinks. G. T.
used to be a basketball, football, and
baseball letterman at Morrisstown
high school. He is a Motorcycle M.
P. now for the Guardians and per-
forms his duties with partiality to-
ward none. George incidentally likes
Frank Sinatra and is always imitat-
ing him.
--Cpl. Sam Marotta.

Carrier Pigeons Pick Right
Army But Wrong Post
Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. (CNS)
Three off the beat Signal
Corps carrier pigeons bearing
messages for Camp Crowder, Mo.
landed here. The birds were
placed in the care of a former
pigeon racer stationed here until
arrangements could be made to
send them on to Camp Crowder
-200 miles away-by rail.


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like?" Friend: "Glue." Clarkson:
"That's apple pie-peach pie tastes
like putty."
We really wonder where Cpl. Vin-
son got his habit of saying "Yassuh"
to Sgts.? Where you frum, big
boy? We know now why his favor-
ite book is "Call of The Wild"--he's
a Chow Hound.
Pfc. Foster was asked why he got
engaged while on his last thiee day
pass and all we could get out of him
was "You got me, buddie. but it sure
broke me from wh:st!ing."
Signed: Smokey.



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ALTITUDE UNIT MEMBERS COMPLETE THEIR

THOUSANDTH "FLIGHT" TO 38,000 FEET;

MORE THAN 3,200 HOURS FLYING TIME

Unit's Function Is to Teach Gunners How to Use All
Types of Oxygen Equipment; High Altitude
Causes Many Amusing Reactions


Braving "bends," anoxia and
other rigors of high altitudes,
members of the 25th Altitude
Training Unit recently completed
their thousandth "flight" to 38,-
000 feet. This figure represents
roughly 3,200 hours of simulated
flying time in the pressure cham-
ber.
The Altitude Training Unit's
chief function is to teach pros-
pective gunners how to use all
types of oxygen equipment, and to
give them actual experience by'
taking them on two "flights" in
the chambers.
Shortly after arriving at Skunk
Hollow, the gunners are given a
brief lecture on oxygen equipment
and its necessity at high alti-
tudes. Then they are placed In
the pressure chamber for their
first flight, to 28 D00 feet, and
an introduction to oxygen-lack,
which fliers begin to experience
above 10,000 feet.
Regulations state that oxygen
must be used from 10,000 feet up,
but on this trip the men are car-
ried above this level so they may
get a vivid realization of the
necessity for using oxygen. Many
humorous incidents have occurred
while the men were suffering oxy-
gen lack anoxiaa) before donning
their masks. There are many reac-
ttons; some cases become morose
and droopy, others exhilarated
and "slap-happy." Turning on the
oxygen Is the cure for all.
An unhappy victim once, while
in the throes of anoxia, wrote
several uncompl'imentalry state-
ments about Skunk Hollow; enbar-
rassment followed when he regain-
ed control of his faculties after
breathing oxygen.
One unreasonable fellow refused
to put his mask on unless he was
allowed to remove his shoes; the
deal was made--he took off his
shoes and put on his mask. He
was considerably chagrined on re-
cove ry.
Another, on the verge of pass-
ing out, insisted he needed no
oxygen. He had to be physically
overcome by three others who held
his mask in place until he recov-
ered.
Several days later the men are
returned to the chamber for a
higher altitude, 38,000 feet.
Once again they are placed in
the huge steel chambers, and
taken up to experience the ex-
ceedingly low pressure of simu-
lated high altitude. Here they
come in contact with "bends"
aeroembolismm), gas pains, and
other miseries that sometimes
accompany low pressure. On most
flights to 38,000 feet It be-
comes necessary to "bring down"


one or more who cannot endure
,some high altitude symptom.
Such men are returned later for
a second flight, and if the sym-
ptoms reappear they are reconm-
mended for a lower altitude than
those who complete the run.
The unit was activated October
20 of last year with Lt. H. W.
Cummings in .charge. Lt. Louis
Kleinholz and Lt. Stephen W.
Gray completed the official
staff. Lt. Gray is the present
commanding officer, while the
former two are no longer with
the Unit. Seagle, McGraw and
Kirkland were the first enlisted
men assigned to the outfit, with
Hill, Mason, Howard, Boggs, Cox
and Sveum following shortly. The
latter is the only one not in
the Unit at the present time.
The present officer personnel,
in addition to Lt. Gray, includ-
es Lt. Edgar G.S. Baker., adju-
tant, and Lt. Emanuel Marcus and

Newest addition to the Alti-
tude Training .Unit's program
for gunners is the Night -Vision
Tester, operated as a separate
unit to test the men's ability
to see at night. Instruction
is also given in the correct
method of looking at lighted
objects in the dark.
The 25th acts as its own
weather station, and daily
clearance must be obtained be-
fore taking off for the first
flight. This is done in order
that altitude barometers and
altimeters may read correctly
during flights.


Lt. Albert M. Dautrich, medical
officers. The enlisted strength
numbers 75 men. With the pre-
sent complement, the Unit is'
able to handle as many as 800
gunners a week.
Two trained Altitude Chamber"
Technicians must accompany each
flight, and so the chamber per-
sonnel Itself must periodically
undergo the same rigid physical
examination required of all fly-
ing personnel, and men are
"grounded" when their condition
warrants.
Men in the unit, though they
wear no wings, and never leave
the ground, put in more hours
In a theoretical sky than most
fliers ever will. Yet on the
other hand, they get a break:
Foul weather never grounds them
and the traffic pattern is al-
ways the same.

Lady: 'Are you the soldier who
saved my little boy from drown-
ing? '
GI: 'Yes ma'an.'
Lady: 'Where's his hat?'


I DREAMT I DWELT IN

BRIMSTONE HALLS

By Pfc. E.T. Delbyck

(EDITOR'S ASIDE TO AUTHOR: Anent your reference to citrus fruits
and Florida statesmen, nuts to you say I, from my patient bed in Ward
5 at the Station Hospital.
Stripped of my former tremendous reserve and sick at heart of our
verbal feud, it needed only the final sting of last week's poisoned
barbs to set me flat on my editorial back.
(But although the shadow of death closely attends me, I am forti-
fied by my literary faith in that I have sinned only once, and that,
when in the utter innocence of youth and swayed by your guile-.I pro-
mised to publishyour story of the year. What year?)


SERVING III

(Continued From Last Week)


My luckless companion on pots
and pans was a former paratrooper
from Fort Benning, Georgia, with
the handle of "Whizzby" Richard-
son. At the moment of our meet-
ing he was engaged in packing his
chute which he had very cleverly
assembled out of two old onion'
bags and a thoroughly disreputable
pair of size 38 G.I. summer shorts
obtained through salvage in the
winter of 1941. It was from him
*that I learned about parachutes.
and the fall of man.
Whizzby turned out to' be a gar-
rulous conversationalist and
after several hours of enforced
listening I found it a positive
relief to turn to the pots and
pans. As far as the eye could
see and the hand could reach, the
steaming walls of the Cauldron
were lined with used kitchen
ware. These were of all shapes
and sizes, greasy and blackened,
"and calculated to turn the strong-
est stomach. With a sigh, I tap-
ped the water and picked up the
bar of devil-may-care soap. The


same paper mill-like odor rushed
forth. Sulphur! I snorted, and
descended on the pots.
It was truly beginner's luck, I
took In one pot after another;
Whizzby had to content himself
with pans. After my two thousand
and sixty second pot I felt the
moment was rich for retirement
and stole cunningly from the
Cauldron. An unseen hand plucked
me out of nowhere, the roar was
Niagra's--"get back to those
pots!"
After what seemed centuries
later, I followed the other
D.K.P.'s wearily to the dining
table for a scorching lunch. My
seating had been reserved and I
sat down to my first chow in
Hades. In the tray before me, I
saw a trident-headed "liver-steak
smothered somewhat in onions and
almost buried under a debris of
vegetables," nondescript in both
color and variety. "Apple sauce,
amber and limpid in its metal
crypt and COFFEE. I think it
was then that I screamed and
fainted dead away.


TYNDALL GUNNERY
TEAM CAPTURES
SECOND PLACE
An aerial 'gunney team from
Tyndall Field scored second place
In the Army Air Forces inter-
school gunnery meet at the Laredo
Flexible Gunnery School at Lare-
do, Texas, last weekend.
Tyndall Field's five-man team
took first place in five events
of the two-day meet.
Finishing in.first place was


the home team from Laredo, while'
the Buckingham Field quintet from
Fort Myers, Fla., finished third.
Laredo was the defending cham-
Pion, having won the last meet
held at Las Vegas, Nevada. lfre
meets are held once a month and
rotate between the six, competing
fields.

Grandaa says that in her girl-
hood days the girls never thought
of doing the things they do to-
day; and then she adds wistfully,
'That's hyA we didn' t do them!'


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DEANNA DURBIN SENDS GREETINGS TO TYNDALL


uents, meet Deanna Durbin. And not only that, but look what she says on it. Now, ain't
that nice? "To the men of Tyndall Field...."
Well, some seven years ago, when Deanna was being tested for her first picture (Three Smart
Girls), she gave director Henry Koster plenty of trouble. Terrified by the camera, she wept
copious tears. When Kester asked her if she didn't want to be a movie star, she answered,
simply, "No. I just want to sing."
Well, since that first picture, she's been completely at ease before the cameras. Her act-
ing is secondary only to her singing, according to her press releases, and everyone knows a
press agent wouldn't tell a lie.
Anyhow, fellows, here's Deanna...as lovely a dish as you'll often find. And she makes her
next appearance at the Post Theater very soon in "His Butler's Sister"--a pic which is herald-
ed as offering the youngster the finest role of her career.


LOST
WALLET containing French papers,
class A pass, pictures and cash.
May have been lost at Rec Hall.
Finder please return to T/Sgt.
Robert Bouichou at French bar-
racks, phone 3106.

Saint Becomes a General
Buenos Aires (CNS)-The Vir-
gin of Mercedes, patron saint of
Argentine land forces, has been
made an honorary general of the
nation's Army.

Razor Blades Used Against Nips
Guadalcanal (CNS) Marines
stick old razor blades in trees for
Japs to cut their hands and feet
on when they shin up to snipe.


AAF BAND TO HAKE DEBUT IN NEW SERIES OF

RADIO PROGRAMS OVER WDLP NEXT THURSDAY


The 308th AAF Band will debut
in a new series of radio pro-
grams effective next Thursday
afternoon at 3:30, it was an-
nounced today by S/SGt. Steve
Libby, radio program director
at this Aerial Gunnery School.
The band, under the leader-
ship of CWO Joshua Missal, will
present a weekly broadcast of
the classics over station WDLP,
Panama City, direct from the
Rec Hall.
Consisting of 30 pieces, the


concert and military band will
feature a weekly salute to the
Various arms and services fight-
ing for freedom under the Amer-
ican flag. The program will be
heard each Thursday from 3:30
until 4:00, and is being ar-
ranged through the Special Ser-
vices and Public Relations Off-
ices at Tyndall Field, the Post
Band, and the program department
of station WDLP.

ALE.rNATRIO: A Jap's bad drean.


OM BOAT COMPANY

HAS CLASSES IN

NAVIGATION



Through the efforts of Capt.
Herman Gundlach Jr., C.O., en-
listed men of the 1003rd QM Boat
Co. are now attending classes in
marine navigation being given on
the post by Jack Manson, civilian
member of Transportation Corps-
Water.
Enrollment in the course, which
is open only to the personnel of
the 1003rd Boat Co., is not com-
pulsory. The present course in
dead reckoning and celestial
navigation, covers all phases of
nautical navigation as well as
allied subjects such as the com-
pass, pelorus, the sextant, chart
reading and coast-wise navigation.
Satisfactory completion of the
course, which requires 9 hours of
classroom work per week for eight
weeks in addition to an equal
number of study hours outside the
classroom, in other than regular
duty hours, will usually qualify
the student as a marine navi-
gator.
The opening class was held
November 17 in a room of the
partially completed oil and parts
building near the Boat Company's
mess hall and is the first in a
series of practical courses to be
offered in seamanship. Other
courses will follow, including
signalling, marlln-spike and deck
seamanship.
Although the course of in-
struction has been tried at other
fields, the 1003rd QM Boat Co. is
the only boat company that is
successfully completing it.
Capt. Hanson, the instructor,
is a graduate of the Ackerman
School of Navigation, and like
his father a ship's captain for
40 years, has been a yacht cap-
tain since 1929 for William B.
Leeds, the Tin Plate heir and
husband of Princess Xenia of
Greece, and Cornelius and W.J.
Vanderbilt, among others.
Born within sound of the tugs
in New York City's harbor, Capt.
Manson, who is married, has been
in the service of the Transporta-
tion Corps-Water, since August,
1942. Originally stationed at
New Orleans and then later at
Fort Barrancas, Capt. Manson be-
fore his transfer to Tyndall
Field, his first permanent as-
signment, was transfently occu-
pied with delivering boats to
other army bases and in so doing,
has put more than 20,000 nautical
miles behind him since the first
of the year.

U. S. Flier Gets
DFM From King George
London (CNS)-T/Sgt. George
Ferrell of Belleville, N. J. be-
came the first U. S. enlisted man
to be decorated by the King of
England when George VI pinned
the Distinguished Flying Medal
on his blouse the other day.
Ferrell, who transferred recently
from the Royal Canadian Air
Force to the Army Air Forces,
won the award as a sergeant air
gunner during an RCAF raid on
Dortmund, Germany.


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Warmin' the Bench

By SGT. FRANK DE BLOIS
CNS Sports Correspondent

How's rour Memory?
Memories, like cigar butts, are short. Of all the headlines you
read today, you'll remember only a couple tomorrow. And that works
In sports, too. If you don't believe It, try a few of these ques-
tions on your glockenspiel.

1) Everybody knows that Babe Ruth hit more home runs during his
career than any other ball player. But do you know who was the next
best home run man to the Babe?
(a) Lou Gehrig. (b) fy Cobb. (c) Jimy Foxx. (d) Rack Wilson.

2) Experts say that this season's Notre Dame football team compares
favoraoiy with the great elevens coached by the late Knute Rockne.'
Can you remember the date of the last Rdckne-led undefeated Irish
Team?
(a) 1930. (b) 1924. (c) 1932. (d) 1776.

3) Big Bill Tilden won the U.S. Lawn Tennis championship seven
times. Do you know the name of the present national singles champion?
(a) Prank Parker (b) fed Schroeder (c) Joe Hunt (d) Helen Wills Moody

4) In 1920, George Sisler, of the St. Louis Browns, batted 420,
the highest average in the history of the American League. What bat-
ting champion had the lowest average in history?
(a) Joe DiNaggio. (b) AZ Simions. (c) BEmer Flick. (d) Lefty Gomez.

5) Joe Louis won the world's heavyweight championship from James.J.
Braddock. Who did Braddock lick for the crown?
(a) Max Schmeling. (b) Max Baer. (c) Hax Factor.. (d) Maxine lliot.


The Answers
1) Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs in his career. Jimmy Foxx finished
second with 500. Third in home run productivity was Lou Gehrig and
fourth Mel Ott. Hack Wilson holds the National League record for one
season. He hit 56 in 1930, four less than Ruth's all time seasonal
high, established in 1927.
2) Knute Rockne's .last undefeated team was the last team he ever
coached, the great 1930 eleven, undefeated in 10 games. Rockne was
killed in an airplane crash before the 1931 season began.
3) Lt. (j1) Joe Hunt is the present national singles champion. He
defeated Coastguardsman Jack Kramer in four sets last summer at Forest
Hills.
4) Elmer Flick, of Cleveland, won the American League batting title
in 1905 with a low mark of .306. He made 152 hits in 131 games.
5) Plain James Braddock, boxing famed 'Cinderella man,' won the
heavyweight championship by outpointing Max Baer in New York in 1935.
The year before, Braddock was a lowly preliminary fighter while Baer
was winning the ti tle from Primo Camera.


Finance
This week marks the departure of
two Assistant Finance Officers from
the detachment at Tyndal Field. Lt.
Robert B. Eckert, although physical-
ly leaving the confines of. Tyndall
Field will still be part of the organi-
zation as he has been appointed Class
B Agent Officer. in charge etf our
"branch office" at Marianna Army
Field, Marianna, Florida, suceeding
Lt. Michael Bruce, who is being
transferred to a new station.
Lt. Eckert, a native of Northum-
berland, Pa., was graduated fiom
Bucknell University in June, 1938.
He entered the Army in June, 1941,
rs a private in the Finance Dept. and
from that time rapidly progressed
until appointed WO(jg) on Decem-
ber 16, 1942. On March 1, 1943, he
was selected for attendance at O. C.
S., Duke University, and upon gradu-
ation on June 2 was commissioned
a second lieutenant and assigned to
Tyndall Field as assistant to the Fi-
nance Officer.
Lt. Daniel A. Rosmarin, a native
of Brooklyn, N. Y., (them Bums),
was graduated from the College of
the City of New York in June, 1940.
He entered the service at Camp Up-
ton during September, 19'40, and was
assigned to duty with the Finance
Dept. On May 1st, 1942, he departed
on foreign duty spending most of his
time attachedd to the Finance Office
in Ireland. On April '1, 1943, he re-
turned to the States and entered O.
C. S. at Duke University from which


Fanfare
he was graduated on August 19, and
commissioned as a 2nd Lt. for duty
at Tyndall Field. His new address
will be Finance Office, Ft. Myers,
Florida.
We wish to welcome two new mem-
bers to our force, Lt. West and Cpl.
Simmons, whose pasts will be ex-
posed in a later edition, details being
unavailable at this time.
We wish to announce the complete
recovery of Cpl. Franklin from his
recent infatuation for "Sahara Rose."
It seems the new "Mickey Mouse" as
presented by the Medical Department
in Technicolor has won a convert.
Attention all G. I.'s: If one'Cor-
poral .James E. Mullen is found" wan-
dering aimlessly about the Field,
kindly "handle him with care as he
is a serious mental case.- Our diag-
nosis is "Love Amnesia" induced by
the continued recent of three letters
from the same gal each day. Ain't
love grand! We had at first thought
him a victim of "Army Silicosis" de-
rived from breathing the dust from
the "Goldbricks" surrounding him
but his recent increase in seed un-
der pressure belays the original diag-
nosis.
-Cpl. W. R. Morgan.

Soldier: 'Going my way, babe?'
Girl: 'Sir, the public street is
no place to accost a girl who
lives at 939 Piedmont Ave., VE.
8900.'


TEHERAN TALKS

(Continued from Page 2).
during neace bore the simple
signatures: "Ibosevelt, Stalin,
Churchill."
It seems likely that the
invasion of Middle Europe can
be put into force before Spring
1944, as the United States and
Britain have been massing
troops and munitions for many
months in preparation for a
Second Front.
The actual invasion time is
of course, a closely guarded
secret known only to the con-
clave who sat in on the con-
versations. A fact that tends
to further fray the thinning
nerves of Hitler and his hire-
ling hendemen. They too know
that the invasion is coming,
but when and where, is the
fiercely burning question on
their minds.
And that seems to be the
precise intent of the Teheran
talks. To scare the pants
off the enemy, psychologically
speaking, and as soon as his
exposed side reveals itself,
to whip it to a fare thee
well. In that strategy we
seem to be succeeding.


READY ON THE RIGHT

Or Hold Your Fi re,
Chum, The Hamburgers
Are Burning
By PFC. GAWDHELPUS
The social event of the week
was a command performance at the
pistol range at the unholy hour
of 4 A.M. I met a fine young man
of the Ordnance, name of Toby,
who almost coached me into an
Expert. At this point I raise
my aged voice in a loud squawk of
protest...Like a plague, a blot
on the fair name of Waller is the
rash of mustache that has broken
out--blonde, black and all shades
between these scragly horrors de-
form half the male personnel.
My good friend Pfc. Beck was in
town on Saturday last and a girl
about 11 years old stopped him to
ask directions. His mind was
full of a recent cinema so he
shied away from the child and
took off like a whippet. Visions
of faucets in his spine kept him
at the gallop till he passed the
first gate.
My friend the Librarian, a Bos-
ton Brahmin, told me about two
personable brunettes who spend
much time alternating between
Emily Post and Funk and Wagnall.
He calls them vultures for cul-
ture, but approves highly.
Pfc. Hutzell is complaining of
a broken rib. I'm told it dates
back to a date with a certain WAC
sergeant at the last squadron
brawl.
Pfc. Spreckelson did more dam-
age to the mess hall fence than
the M.P. truck. Powerhouse Ru-
dolph we call him..
A certain S/Sgt. is so naive
that he objected to sweaters as
worn by our little friends.' I
think he favors the two piece
bathing suit with stockings.
Laugh of the Week: Jennie De-
Elia displaying a strictly male
flight jacket during formal in-
spection. Tsk! Tsk! Jennie.
The Yardbird says he's going to
move to Reno where women are make
-- free.


BELL RINGERS, GROUP

REMAIN DEADLOCKED
SThe Bell Ringers and Group I
remained in a deadlock for the
No. i spot in the Officers' Bowl-
ing League by virtue of their
twin triumphs Thursday night at
the Post Alleys. The Bell Ring-
ers grabbed their two wins from
the Group II aggregation, and
Group I administered the same
dose to the Snafus.
The Gremlins took three from
M.O.Q., and the Retreads emerged
on top in two of three encounters
with the Sluggers.
The Bell Ringers' first effort
of 853 helped them to 2441, high
team total of the night. Lt.
Johnson's 575 paced the winning
club, and also gave him individ-
ual honors.
Next Weeks-Group II vs. M.O.Q.;
Bell Ringers vs. Gremlins; Slug-
gers vs. Snafus; Retreads vs.
Group I.
The standings: W L
Bell Ringers (4) 7 2
Group I (7) 7 2
Group II (2) 5 4
Gremlins (8) 5 4
M.O.Q. (6) 4 5
Snafus (3) 3 6
Retreads (5) 3 6
Sluggers (1) 2 7

GUNNERY SCHOOL GRADUATE
IS KILLED IN ACTION
S/Sgt. Loren Morris, of OklaM
homa City, a graduate of the gun-
nery school, has been killed in
action in the Asiatic area'and
his name will be placed on the
field's Honor Roll.
Sergeant Morris was a member of
Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault's
14th Air Force in China and had
two Jap planes to his credit.
Graduated from Tyndall early this
year, he had been overseas five
months when he was killed.





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POST
Sun., Mon., 'HIS BUTLER'S SISTER,'
Deanna Durbin, Pat O'Brien.
Tuesday, RETURNW OF THE VAMPIRE, '
Bela,Lugosi. 'SO'S YOUR UNCLE, '
Elyse Knox, Donald Woods.
Wednesday, 'IT'S A PLEASURE, USO
Camp Show.
Thursday, 'THE NORTH STAR,* Ann
Harding, Walter Huston.
Friday, "WOMEN IN BONDAGE,' The
True Story of Hitler's Women.
RI TZ
Sun., Mon., 'BEHIND THE RISING
SUN,* Margo, Tom Neal.
Tuesday, 'HI DIDDLE DIDDLE,
Adolph Menjou, Martha Scott.
Wednesday, 'DANGEROUS BLONDE, '
Evelyn Keyes, Edmund Lowe.
Thurs., Fri., 'HOSTAGES,' Luis
Ranier, William Bendix.
Saturday, 'IN OLD MONTEREY, Gene
Autry.
Late Show Saturday, 'AFTER MID-
NIGHT,' Chester Morris.
PANAMA
Sun., Mon., 'THE RIGHT MAN,' Alan
Ladd.
Tuesday, 'TORNADOES, Brenda Mar-
shall, Paul Kelly.
Wednesday, 'BOSTON HLACKIE GOES
HOLLYWOOD, Chester Morris.
Thursday, 'SOMETHING TO SHOUT
ABOUT, Don Ameche, Jack Oakie.
Fri., Sat., 'TEXAS TO BATAAN,'
The Range Busters.


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THE TYNDAL;L TARGET








TE TYNDAL TAR


1. We know from history that
Napoleon met his defeat at Water-
loo. Who won the Battle of Wa-
terloo for England?

2. Is the most practical value
of birds as game; as pets; as
nsect-eaters?

3. Boiling makes most foods
soft, i.e. meat, potatoes, etc.
Mention one food which boiling.
purposely makes hard.

4. Why is paper placed in the
bottom of a pan in baking some
cakes?

5. Might it take longer to brew
a cup of tea on Friday than on
Saturday?

6. Why are radiators made up of
a series of coils instead of be-
ing in one solid piece?

7. If you were looking down
rom the balcony at a first-night
audience, why would it be easier
to spot Greer Garson's head than
Claudette Colbert's?

8. Is cement made from con-
crete, or is concrete made from


cement?

9. What is the difference be-
tween a "wiseacre" and a "wise-
cracker?"

10. If you combined the two
colors that appear in the flame
of a gas range, what color would
you have?
YANKWIZ ANSWERS
1. The Duke of Wellington.
2. Insect-eaters; to fight in-
sect pests.
3. Eggs.
4. To prevent the cake from
sticking to the pan.
5. Yes. Boiling point of water
changes daily according to change
in atmospheric pressure.
6. -To give more surface for
throwing out heat.
7. Because Greer Garson has red
hair, Claudette Colbert has brown
hair.
8. Concrete is made from cement.
(Cement is the substance which is
mixed with water and used in
pasty form to Join stones or
bricks. Concrete is artificial
stone made by mixing cement and
sand with gravel and broken stone
and sufficient water to cause
cement to set.)
9. A wiseacre is one who pre-
tends to be wise.


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"YANIKWIZ"

By BOB HAWK


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She was only an astronomer's
daughter, but Oh; what a heavenly
body!
A wisecracker makes smart
remarks.
10. Green. Yellow reflects one
wave length. Blue reflects an-
other wave length. The two com-
bined reflect a third: green.


Doctor: 'Shane on you, shooting
at your son-in-law.'
Mountaineer: 'Huh, he wasn't my
son-in-law when I shot him.'

Put me away in moth balls
Hang me tr to dry
The only thing I've lived for
Has married another guy...


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PFC. EVANS T. WEYTE
Squadron A


Born in Asbury Park, N.J.,
Student-Gunner Whyte names Toms
River, N.J., as his home town...
Graduated from the Toms River
High School where he played var-
sity basketball and football.
Was in the midst of his second
year at Rutgers University when
called into the service...Fol-
lowing his induction in February,
'43, he was sent to Scott Field,
Ill., for radio operator's course
and then to Tyndall for gunnery.
Worked as a surveyor's assist-
ant in civilian life.


S/SGT. JESSE F. CHERBULA
Squadron D


Employed as'a deisel engineer
in civilian life, Cherbula en-
listed in the Air Corps in Oct.,
1940, at Fort Sam Houston, Tex...
Is a native of Port Laveca, Tex..
and is 2i years old...Graduated
from the local high school.
Spent 22 weeks at Scott Field
prior to assignment to Greenwood
Army Air Base, Miss...Assigned
to Tyndall for gunnery training
from the Greenwood base.
Names football as his favorite
sport.


PFC. DOYLE K. GANTT
Squadron B


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Last week's squadron-gunner-of
the-week, Pfc. Gantt completes
his gunnery training at Tyndall
as top gunner of his class.
Gantt hails from Arcadia, 'La.j
is 21 years old and is single..
He entered the-service in Mayj
1942, and'was assigned to the
infantry...Spent five months at
Camp Wheeler and then applied
for aviation cadet training.
Application for A/C was accept-
ed but Gantt was'eliminated in
the early phases of flight train-
ing and was sent to Scott Field.


SGT. COPELAND FORRESTER
Squadron E


Enlisted in the National Guard
in 1937, transferred to the AAF
in September, 1942...Is a native
of Lakeland, Fla...Graduated from
Lakeland High where he played
quite a bit of baseball.
Application for aviation cadet
training was accepted in Septem-
ber but was eliminated five months
later...Shipped to Scott Field,
Ill., for radio course and then
to Tyndall for aerial gunnery.
Is 2i years old.


PVT. CHARLES A. ENDS
Squadron C


Enlisted in the Parachute In-
fantry in November, 1942, and has
subsequently been transferred to
the Medical Corps, Combat Engin-
eers and finally to the AAF...
Transferred to AAF while on man-
euvers in Tennessee, following
an earlier application for gun-
nery training.
Born in Indianapolis, calls
Lafayette, Ind., "home"...Grad-
uated from the Montmorence High
School, Montmorence, Ind., where
he played varsity baseball and
basketball.


A/C STEPHEN V. KOZAK
Cadet Detachment
Hails from Newark, N.J...Is 27
years old, a graduate of Barrin-
ger High School in Newark...Was
a member of the high school var-
sity baseball and swimming teams.
Called into active service
January 30, 1943, as a private
for ultimate cadet training...
After C.T.D. course was classi-
fied for pilot training but was
eliminated during primary at
Ocala, Fla.
Reclassified as a navigator,
shipped to Selman Field, La., for
pre-navigation-


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