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SCHOOLING FOR SOLDIERS
By Cahip Newspaper Service
Soldiers overseas are becoming
culture conscious according to
the findings of a survey recently
made public by Maj. Gen. Fred-
erick H. Osborn, Director of the
Morale Services Division.
The report shows that Ameri-
can soldiers stationed abroad
want some means of continuing
their education in their leisure
time. Interest was expressed in
such subjects as engineering, eco-
nomics, the liberal arts and the
sciences. Men wanted to know
how they could "bone-up" on
Apparently the school-hungry
soldiers were unacquainted with
the Armed Forces Institute which
provides courses in all of these
subjects and many more be-
The Armed Forces Institute is
an organization set up within the
Army to help the soldier who
is ambitious to help himself.
Through it enlisted men and wo-
men are encouraged to advance
themselves both within the Army
and as a preparation for a return
to civilian life after the war.
Right now nearly 70,000 men
and women in service throughout
the world are utilizing a few
hours of their off-duty time each
week for study through the In-
stitute. Some of them are work-
ing for promotions in the Army.
Others are working for high
school diplomas or college de-
grees. Still others are planning
to take over a good job after the
All use the same medium-
correspondence courses issued
through the Institute by high
schools, technical schools, and
leading colleges and universities
Right now there are more than
300 high school and technical
subjects which.the student may
take by correspondence direct
from the Institute. In addition 82
colleges and universities are of-
fering extension courses in 343
subjects. Textbooks may be fur-
nished to groups within a single
unit who cooperate in their
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0kow, if I say "Merry Christmas" to you, men, for
Pete's sake don't throw anything! For I'm talking
now to the thousands of you who won't get home for
Christmas, thousands of others lying prone and wet
in foxholes, standing watch on pitching decks, crawl-
ling, miserably raw and homesick, into hard Military
cots thousands of miles away from loved ones.
But listen a minute, you gals and guys in the ser-
vice of your country and a.mighty cause: it isn't
the merry,Christmas TODAY that counts; it's the merry
Christmases you are making possible for yourselves
tomorrow, and for the children's children of the en-
tire world. Worthy stakes, eh? Worth a bleak ffoel
So I give you today another type of Christmas tree:
the tall, resplendent Cause you're serving, looped
with the white of Sacrifice and the blood-red of
Courage. Beads of deep and inarticulate Patriotism
shine like flashing gems against the evergreen of
Idealism and implacable Duty. Memories of other
Christmases glow like tapers against the brilliant
backdrop of happy Christmases to come.
Topping this mighty tree, blazes a silver star--the
star of Hope. And if you--in your foxhole, or walk-
ing some bitter outpost half a world away, or dipping
your wing-tips in the black and dangerous night--will
but listen hard enough, you will hear, I feel sure,
the mighty movement of an old, familiar song. It
weaves in from every side and mounts in beauty to the
skies. Great cathedral organs, on this side of the
water, blend with the voices of little groups through-
out the world, who stand prayerfully breathing the
words of "Silent Night, Holy Night. That carol
clears with a clarion bound all concentration walls,
leaps the obstacles of aching miles and promises you,
in very truth, a "Merry Christmas" waiting for you
right around the very next corner.
May God bless you all! -The Link
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
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.
Fellowship Meeting...................................7:30 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal..................................... 7:00 P.M.
Post Chapel......................... ...........8:00 A.M.
Posted Theater..................................10:00 A.M.
Post Chapel...................... .............. 11:15 A.M.
Daily Masses ................... ... ..............5:30 P.M.
Confessions......... o ............. ......... Saturday, 7:00 P.M.
(and any time the chaplain is in office)
Worshio Service..............................Friday, 7:30 P.M.
News From Your
Norwich, Conn. (CNS)-Some-
one put the bite on 1,000 sets of
false teeth in a local dental lab-
oratory. Police are seeking the
Pontiac, Mich. (CNS)-A local
gasoline rationing board ordered
a 90-day suspension of motor fuel
supply for Rev. Leland L. Marion,
pastor of the Christian Temple
here, for using coupons which he
said he found on his desk after
praying for gasoline.
Richmond, Cal (CNS) The
liberty ship Louis Pasteur, named
for the French scientist who de-
veloped the pasteurization process
for purifying milk, was christened
here with champagne-and milk.
Own Home Town
New York (CNS) -After her
husband had disappeared into a
crowd at Pennsylvania station,
Mrs. Catherine Rice, 48, a visitor
from Miami, Fla., became so pan-
icky that she started to give $5
and $10 bills to passersby, plead-
ing with them for help to find
him. She had given away $1,500
of a $2,500 roll she carried in her
handbag before police restrained
her, called an ambulance and had
her removed to a hospital. Hubby
still is missing.
Philadelphia (CNS)-The mint
here has started to ration pen-
nies. Faced with a shortage of the
copper coins, they arr being ra-
tioned to Federal reserve mem-
QUESTION: "MVAT ONE MEMORY OF
ARMY LIFE WILL YOU KEEP LONGEST
AFTER YOU"RETURN TO CIVILIAN
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. DAN LEVINSON
SGT. GORDON 0. TUCKER, Nashville,
Tenn.: '"Memories of my basic
training and how rugged it was--
drill from morning to night."
PFC. ROBERT A. COE, Bloomfield,
Neb.: "The memory of the fellows
I work with and the other C.I.'s
I have met at Tyndall Field."
CPL. FRANK R. STANGELO, Mass -
lon, Ohio: "The first time
went up in a plane. It was a
B-34. I don't think I'll ever
forget the experience. At that
time I realized how much I liked
PVT._ RUDOLPH H. WIDER, North Ber-
gen, N.J.: "I'll never forget
those long tedious hours I spent
as a K.P. It will take practi-
cally all my life to forget it.
SGT. FRED HOWEL&, Trenton, N.J.:
"The time I was flown over the
Everglades (while attending Cen-
tral Instructor's School) and one
of the motors kicked out. For a
few moments I thought I was a
December 18, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
HE GREW IN OUR BAYI
Week-Day Curfew for G I's
Is Extended to Midnight
Post Headquarters cane to the aid of love and romance this
week with the issuance of a training memorandum which permits
enlisted and cadet personnel to remain in Panana City an hour
longer than the previous curfew.
This unpleasant-looking creature, and
fished out of St. Andrew's Bay last week.
Gl's CATCH TWO
But Take It Easy--They
Weren't Big Enough
To Harm Anyone
With Apologies to Will Cuppy
Two octopuses(i) were caught in
St. Andrews Bay last Saturday by
seven considerably startled Tyn-
dall Field enlisted men.
The two eight-armed(2) denizens
of the deep were found near Lt.
Col. F.M. Hyndman s boat dock at
Beacon Beach. One was about
eight inches in diameter, the
other had a "wingspread" of about
The men were working on the
dock when one of them spotted the
larger octopus clinging to a pi-
ling in the bay. Cpl. Goldie
Jenkins then got a rake(4) and
dragged the shellfish(s) to the
The smaller octopus, perhaps
the offspring(6) of the first
one, was discovered clinging in-
side a conch(7) shell.
The large octopus was placed in
a metal bucket for temporary
safekeeping(s) The other was
brought back to the 69th in a
glass jar, and promptly died(e).
(1. No heckling, please, by
natural history students who may
say it should be 'octopi,' be-
cause our twenty dollar diction-
ary says ours is the preferred
(2. "Octopus* comes from two
Oreek words meaning 'eight* and
*arm." Squids, which are similar
in appearance, have 10 arms.
(3. The largest octopuses grow
to be 14 feet in diameter, but
ot, praise Allah, in Florida.
(4. Garden variety.
(5. The octopus is a peculiar
type of shellfish. Unlike oys-
ters, clans and other crustaceans
the octopus' shell is inside of
the animal, instead of outside.
(6. If you want to be amazed,
we recommend that you find a good
encyclopedia at the library and
read about the octopus' sex life.
(7. Conchs are an interesting&
animal, too, and the meat ob-
tained from them is said to have
a marvelous effect, but that is
t8. Octopuses are edible, but
Capt. Aloysius Casey, post mess
officer, denies that's what we
had for breakfast last Wednesday.
(9. It was too rugged there.
a smaller buddy, was
Two Dances A
To Be Staged
At Rec Hall
Beginning next week,
be two dances a week at the Rec
Hall, according to an announce-
ment by the Special Service
The new set-up was arranged
because the Thursday night dances
had become too crowded.
The new plan is only temporary,
and if attendance at the two
dances--one Wednesday and one
Thursday-is not as large as an-
ticipated, the Wednesday night
Innovation will be discontinued.
The Wednesday night dance will
be for permanent party personnel
and their dates only. The dance
Thursday night will be for stu-
dents and the Victorettes.
If attendance Wednesday war-
rants it, arrangements will be
made for a special bus to bring
girls from town to the dances,
as is now done on Thursdays.
Previously, there were many
soft words interrupted by the
sudden approach of 11 o'clock,
and the thought of the regula-
tions which required all person-
nel to be within the confines of
Tyndall Field by 11:30.
Henceforth, the following rules
will be observed, according to
Training Memorandum 38:
From Sunday through Friday,
aviation cadets, aviation students
and enlisted gunnery students who
have passes will be required to
leave the city not later than
11:30 and arrive at the field not
later than 12: 15.
Also from Sunday through Fri-
day, enlisted personnel assigned
permanently to Tyndall Field will
leave the city not later than
midnight, and proceed to the
field-or to their hemes if they
live off the post-arriving at
the field not later than 12:45.
On Saturday nights, all per-
sonnel, permanent party, cadets
and other gunnery students, will
be permitted to remain in town
until 2 A.M., returning to the
field not later than 2:45.
The new pass regulations.are
In accordance with a recent
Eastern Flying Training Command
TAYLOR IS PROMOTED
TO WARRANT OFFICER
Lloyd Taylor, former first ser-
geant of the 40th, has been pro-
moted to the rank of warrant
officer, junior grade, and donned
his new uniform this week.
Taylor was replaced by first
sergeant Kenneth Bailen, formerly
with the office of the post ad-
e Services at
Chapel to Be Broadcast
The world may join the sold-
iers of Tyndall Field in Christ-
Plans for broadcasting the Mid-
night Mass service from the post
chapel have been completed and a
two hour program emanating from
the field will precede the ser-
vices, which will be broadcast
over WDLP in Panama City.
The program will begin at 10
P.M. and will close at 1 A.M.
with the concinsion of mass at
the chapel. The hours preceding
mass will be devoted to a variety
program under the direction of
S/Sgt. Steve Libby, of the Public
Through arrangements with Byron
Hayford, manager of station WDLP,
the program has been arranged and
the remote facilities at Tyndall
Field will be used. The program
from 10 until midnight will be
presented from the recreation
"hall and then shifted to the
chapel for High Mass, which will
be conducted by Chaplain Dorney.
An English translation of High
Mass will be obtained by Chaplain
Dorney and S/Sgt. Libby will read
it during the services. Prior to
the reading of Mass a description
of the service will be given.
The Choir of the chapel will be
heard during Low Mass, which will
follow High Mass.
The complete program for Christ-
mas Eve at Tyndall Field follows:
10 to 10:30 Dramatic Program.
10:30 to 10:45 Spirituals and
Carols by members of the 30th
11 to 11:30 Individual perform-
ers representing the talent ui
11:30 to 12 Choir under the
direction of Cpl. Girard Long and
featuring Cpl. John Naples as
violinist and Sgt. Kenneth Bez-
noska as organist.
Open House at Rec Halls;
Parties for Hospital
Elaborate plans for five separ-
ate Christmas parties have been
made by the Special Service Office,
There will be an 'open house'
at the white and colored Rec
Halls, a party for patients at
the hospital, another for Cadets
at their mess hall, and an open
house at Apalachlcola.
The open house affairs at the
white and colored Rec Halls will
be from 3 P.M. to closing time
Christmas day. There will be
free drinks, smokes and food.
GI's may bring dates and there
will be dancing to juke box music.
The party for hospital patients
will be on Christmas day, while
that for cadets will be on Christ-
Students assigned to Skank Hol-
low will be "sprung' and allowed
to go to the Rec Hall party.
Each squadron will be called
upon to furnish three volunteers
to act as hosts at the Rec Hall
OUR FRONT COVER
Our cover this week is a
shot of a Link Trainer.
Seated in the trainer, which
simulates conditions encount-
ered in actual flying, is Lt.
Harold H. Sherrard, Group I
Prime purpose of the Link
Trainer is to enable pilots to
keep up with the newest wrinkles
in radio orientation and in-
strument flying and the con-
ditions in which they may best
be appli ed.
Seated at his desk is in-
structor, T/Sgt. James F.E.
Sheridan, of Memphis, Tenn.,
and operating the trainer is
S/Sgt. Benjamin J. Fontana, of
New York City.
Both men are graduates of
Link Trainer schools and hope
to continue in the Link Train-
er field after the war.
The picture was taken by
Sgt. Dan Levinson.
TARGET ON FRIDAY
day--will be a holiday, the
Target next week will appear
a day early, on,Friday. Con.
tributors are asked to send in
their news copy as early as
As I P.f.c.
NOW AND FOREVER
With the war hopes of Japan and
Germany skirting along the edge
of oblivion, the governments of
both countries are calling upon
every available woman to do her
full part to offset the serious
shortage of manpower. Thus for
the first time, the Japanese
woman assumes a temporary equal-
ity with the Japanese male, and
blonde Freya leaves her 'kirthe,
kirche, and kinder,' where Hitler
had confined her several years
ago, to take her place on another
production front. And all this
at a time when the 'Union of Val-
kyries' is in sore need of re-
serves to replace Its nine char-
ter members who are tuckered out
from toting thousands of Germany' s
hero dead off battlefields in the
Dnfeper sector. One would have
expected greater consideration
for Nazi womanhood at the rose
petal hands of their delicate
Still intent on keeping the
Japs from marshalling their forces
in the Marshall Islands, American
heavy bombers struck again, this
time at Imeiji island on the
Jaluit atoll with 50 tons of
bombs, according to a recent Navy
report. Meanwhile the Pacific
theater of war shows the Japs
still reeling from the effects of
America's latest little invasion
acts. Our boys really seem to go
for the 'short subjects' from
Japan and you can bet your last
yen that when Bombs over Tokyo
makes its first run, it will be
a Yank who'll be running the show.
South of Malin, and b5 miles to
the west of Kiev, the great tank-
and-infantry battle of the Kiev
bulge is now going on. Gambling
desperately on a single turn of
the wheel, German Field Marshall
Gen. Fritz von Mannstein has
thrown nearly 2,000 tanks Into
the battle In his effort to break
through to Kiev. Hundreds of the
Nazi juggernauts have already
fallen to the fire of Red cannon-
eers and unless the Nazis can
boomerang with more powerful
forces, their position becomes
one of great peril. The Soviets
have been on their Mark IV's for
three days now and when It comes
to beating the gun--those Red
tank-track men could show a clean
pair of Hells to Mannerheim's
Weary of being stuffed with er-
satz promises the Turks are bank-
ing the threatening fires of Ger-
man reprisals by putting the damp-
er on Nazi efforts to win them
from the side of the Allies. Lin-
eal descendants of the paynim
hordes who followed the Star and
the Crescent into battle against
the Crusaders, the Turks are stout
fighters and need only adequate
military equipment to turn them
into a first class fighting force.
From where they sit astride the
Dardanelles it would require only
a slight forward lunge to put them
in position to deliver a paralyz-
ing body blow to the 'soft under-
belly' of the Axis. With the
Allies in the corner for 'Young
Turkey'--'Kid Pahzer' will be
lucky if he comes out with his
gun turrets still screwed on.
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
ALL THE WORLD LOVES A BABY
But no one in the world loves this baby more (mother and
grandparents kindly note) than its father, Pfc. Robert Allen
Coe, of Base Photo Section.
Baby James Allen Coe was born on March 16, 1943 and weighed
8 lbs. at birth. His present wieght of 24 lbs. reveals a
nature apparently unconcerned by the fact that his country is
The tiny isolationist was named for his uncle, James Butler,
Navy gunner 3rd class, on a merchant ship that was torpedoed
off the coast of Scotland, on October 19, 1942. A few sur-
vivors reached port but Butler was not among them.
As the only cooing member of the Coes would undoubtedly like
to know more about his Dad, we invite his attention to the
brief biography that follows.
Pfc. Robert Allen Coe was born in Newark, N.J. and after
graduating from the Forke Union Military Academy in Virginia,
the former miler and expert rifleman headed for New York and
a career in photography.
In December, 1941, Coe left New York City for Washington,
D.C. and his first government position. It was while working
as a photographer for the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Depart-
ment, that he met and later married a fellow employee, Miss
Arlene Stepp of Bloomfield, Nebraska.
Twenty-eight blissful days followed and then came the dawn
of July 15, 1942 and with it, the official greetings of a New
York City Draft Board.
In rapid succession followed Fort Dix, Miami Beach, and
Tyndall Field. After a months recruit training in the forest
fastness of Skunk Hollow, Coe was assigned to the 69th and in
October went to work at the Base Photo Section.
"Well there you are baby, and I hope you're satisfied!"
Saves Himself Work
Camp Blandling, Fla. (CNS)-
Pvt. Peter Glod and a couple of
other guys were drafted to move
a batch of equipment from one
building to another. A pal passed.
"Where you going?" he asked.
"Payline," said Glod.
A small mob heard this ex-
change and immediately fell in
behind Glod. All were welcomed
cordially by the officer in charge
of the detail who gave them each
something to carry although it
wasn't a pay envelope.
New Type Gripe Box Lets
Griper 'Talk It Over'
Camp Edwards, Mass. (CNS)-
This camp has a new type of
gripe box-and it works. Soldiers
are told to place their grievances
in a numbered envelope, which is
dropped into the gripe box. Thr
men can kick their top kick
around all they want--in anony-
mous security. If officers feel that
further consultation will help the
situation they list the number on
the envelope and a closed session
is held if the griper chooses.
Along The 7
L Main Stem
... What with WDLP soon going
Mutual, we'll hear some fine
Mutual shows .. Such as "Sher-
lock Holmes," Xavier Cugat's
band and many others ......
Paramount Is planning to make
"Stork Club," with Betty Hutton
in the starring role .. Buddy De-
Sylvawill produce ...... CBStar
Dinah Shore and Warner Brothers
feature actor George Montgomery
were married last week .. He's
now a captain .. .... Frank Sin-
atra was reclassified 4-F.
Reason: a hole In his ear drum ..
.... Wilfred Pelletler of the
Met Opera has two sons in the
Army .. He's the conductor on the
NBClassic "Metropolitan Opera
Auditions of the Air."
... RADIO GAG OF THE WEM: On
the W~L-CRShow 'Take It or Leave
It,' Phil Baker had a sixteen-
year-old guest, who chose 'Naval
slang and terminology' as his
series of questions. The kid did
okay until the $16 question.
'WBat is 'noise'?' The answer,
of course, is 'celery,' but the
youngster volunteered 'beans' ..
He was given $64 and hustled back
to his seat!
COMEDY SERIES The only
ON MUTUAL NET "living dum-
my" who talks, does imitations
and sings, operated by ventro-
mimic Paul Winchell; Ziegfeld
Follies star Imogen Carpenter
(above) and guest celebrities from
stage, screen and radio make up
Mutual's new comedy series heard
Monday, 9:30 to 10 p.m., EWT.
... Pierre Aumont has been com-
missioned a lieutenant in the
Free French Air Force .. He en-
listed as a Trivate, but his ex1
amination was rated so high tha
he was commissioned .... ..
NBChanteuse Georgia Carroll (of
the Kay Kyser Show) was formerly
a model .. And was at one time
the most ThotograThed woman in
America .... .. Thoroughly a
radio set-ur in the new movie
'Kitten on the Keys' .. George
Jessel produces, and the show
stars Dick Haymes, Benny Goodman,
and Jimmy Dorsey .. .. Donald
Meek is the only Hollywood actor
who can read Sanskrit .. Which
is, in itself, an acconrlishment.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
D4THE TYNDALL TARGET Par 5
We finally made a deal with Act-
ing (repeat Acting) Sgt. Nielson for
the typewriter, so maybe now our
column can get out on time. Neilson
really is overworked; he doesn't have.
time to chew the fat now more than
half the time.
Yardbird (Junior Grade) Lerner
took an anoxia test in the chamber
one night last week. .The big prob-
lem involved .in this particular case
was telling when normalcy disap-
peared and anoxia began. We nev-
er did really find out.
Pvt. Sprecker is all ready to hit
the road. He must have read "Louie
the Peler" in the current issue of the
Ligest from the looks of his locker
box. Louie annually grosses several:
thousand bucks as a suitcase sales-
If anyone on the field wonders why
they never seem to get any satisfac-
tion out of our topkick, Hill, on Sun-
day morning, it is easy to under-
stand. Once a week he goes into a
romantic coma to dream up a drip-
ping epistle to his "Dearly Beloved
Now with Schabel in Lynn Haven
(Lernerville) and Bushong crowding
Hastings and Mason in somebody
else's back yard, it is a problem
whether to hold Saturday inspection
at the barracks, Bay Beach or Lynn
Art Stevens is willing to sign a
sworn statement that he heard Lt.
Gray's pipe bark recently.
Wonder who that 25th G. I. was
who was seen kissing a femme in
front of the Post Office Sunday af-
ternoon All we could see was Tech.
Sgt. stripes; and maybe a set of air
Special Note to Katie: (Night
Vision) Blakely was seen coming out
of a public place at an unreasonable
hour Saturday night. Maybe it was
Katie after all, but we didn't know
she was a platinum blonde. Or is
We are wondering when Miss Dra-
per is going to put through a few
more ratings. Our CO is probably
also wondering when she is going to
put him up for Captain.
Pvt. White is no longer bucking
for stripes; he's after Warrant Offi-
Crew Chief McGraw missed his
wife acutely last Sunday morning. It
was the first early shift he pulled
since she left--and he slept right
Crew A can stay on the ball now.
Pvt. (Three-day pass) Williams will
see to that.
Zupic.ck and Bundy were holding
hands at the Embassy Club Satur-
day night. Not with each other
but with a couple of X "love-
lies. Wonder why Bundy just
danced in one corner most of the
evening? ,Peter Wabbit" Owens
and a couple of the "squadron
Joys" werp there too in a se-
cluded corner talking about the
price of corn on the cob--in the
Yukon. Sgt. Coleman was at the
Old Quaker as usual.
Monday morning the line formed
at the right and we all took our
"pro" pills, as someone named
them. Large enough for a horse
to take.... Claude Johnson got a
Christmas package the other day
and received a lovely pipe. The
pay-off is that he doesn't smoke;
but then he could get hot around
Our bowling team won all three
,ames Monday night and it was a
"push-over." The reason: The
other team didn't show up. Must
be the reputation that we have.
AS TYNDALL TEAH ARRIVED AT LAREDO
The Tyndall Field aerial gunnery team is shown here as it was greeted upon arrival at the
Laredo Army Air Field in Texas, where the Tyndall team finished in second place in the inter-
school gunnery meet. Shaking hands with Capt. D. Lee Braun, Laredo range officer, is Lt. E. A
Daugherty, officer in charge of the Tyndallites. Left to right, the gunners are A/C H.L. Ra-
mey, Sgt. J.H. Heuman, Sgt. H.C. Ellinger, Sgt. T.C. Mustachia, Sgt. W.F. Doerr.
I DREAMT I DWELT IN
by Pfc. E.T. Delbyck
(Author's somewhat pensive reply to the editor: The
fourth and final week--and as yet no letter lauding my
cereal of the year--perhaps the trend is to Grape Nuts.
Reluctantly, I am compelled to yield to your previous
criticisms of my story, it appears that you were right,
And now it only remains for me to borrow a box of Fi-
bo dog food from an old chow-hound and pad bravely to
the Guardian's kennels.
If I may have a last grant? Would you, Sgt. Milgaten,
write a kind note to the non-com in charge of the Wags
advising him that I prefer to mess with the Chihuahuas.
Thanks and farewell.
Upon recovery 1 found myself
suspended from Whizzby's para-
chute, rising through mazes of
sound and heat accompanied only
by the mysterious presence whom
I now knew for Richardson. It
was Richardson then, who had ac-
companied me on my previous des-
cent into the nether-lands, but
in his case it was iced tea that
had done for him.
The flight back was lengthened
by my fears. That part of the
parachute fashioned from onion
bags began tearing copiously and
the very fragmentary strip bor-
rowed from the size 38's was
slowly shrinking before the ad-
vancing flood. The high odor of
onion assailing my olfactories
set my nostrils atingling, and
you might say I sneezed. Sneezed!
The very heavens were rent by the
repercussions of that nasal blast
and all I could see after the fog
and the mists had dispersed was
the inflation. Not the inflation
that lies in waiting for a cycle
of prosperity to expend itself--
but the proud preening and
stretching of two onion sacks
joined with the priceless cambric
of Government Issue.
Happily I eyed the billowing
mass above my head and heaved a
leep sigh of thankfulness. Then,
at long last, the welcome out-
lines of Route 98 and as visibil-
ity sought to establish itself, I
saw the low, lovely roofs of Mess
Halls 1 and 2 with gentle smoke
pluming from their chimneys,
carrying faintly but clearly the
distinct aroma of G.I. coffee
brewed in fine, shining G.I. urns
under the personal supervision of
that most wonderful of beings--
the mess sergeant.
The ground was beneath my feet
again and freed of my weight, the
parachute soared swiftly upward
and out beyond my sight. Of
Whizzby, the Coast Guard reports
that he was last seen heading out
over the Gulf near Apalachicola,
and perhaps it is for the best,
the poor devil always had his
heart set on foreign service.
Said the calf to the cow: 'Shoot
the udder to me, mudder.'
And a little later he mumbled:
'And de udder udder to me bruder.'
HIS BITE FATAL
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This is the Complacency Bug.
He is more deadly than the
Japanese beetle--even more
deadly than the Japanese Zero.
The chances are you have been
bitten. It is easy enough for
you to ascertain whether you
have or not. Check your re-
cord of War Bond purchases
over the last six months. If
you are buying less,than you
have been bitten. An increase
in purchases is the only cure
and it is easy to realize that
enough bites from this vicious
insect could be fatal to our
war effort. Check your bond
purchase record immediately.
No one knows what a short skirt
will be tg to next.
Sergeant: Where did you find
that dame? Buck teeth, cross-
eyed, bowlegged and her hair's
Corporal: You don't have to
whisper; she's deaf, too.
December 18, 1943
THE TYNDALL TARGET
P a F
N EWS FROM THE4 W
Our new class has entered its week
of school at this station with a
bright prospect of being a well dis-
ciplined and conscientious group of
Most of the men are new in the
army life and eager to learn all they
can. We are honored also by the
presence of several men who have
served their country outside the con-
tinential United States. They have
had the privilege of seeing Old Glory
wave over foreign soil just as proud-
ly as she waves over these United
S/Sgt. Roosevelt L. Guthrie, our
selection for the Gunner of the
Week, this week, could tell many
interesting stories if military censor-
ship would permit him to divulge the'
information. He served in the Ha-
waiian Islands from April 5, 1940,
until July 9, 1943. He was stationed
at Honolulu as a member of the Air
Corps. The Sergeant is 21 years old.
Here it is another week, and time
to say a few words again.
Barracks 436 is still winning the
weekly inspections, and 438 is run-
ning a close race with them. In
fact. it was a photo finish Saturday,
and 436 was declared the winner af-
ter a consultation of the officers.
Sgt. Gerald R. Still; one of our
non-commissioned officers, has one
thought in his mind always. It is
"When can I get another three day
pass, Sarge?" With-all those three
day passes you have gotten, Sgt.
Still, why put in for a furlough?
Students of our squadron are now
in the interesting part of their train-
ing. Keep up the good work, the
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your goal to become an aerial gun-
Our students that are now at
Apalachicola-we certainly hope that
they enjoy their one week stay, and
that they all arrive safely back to
our fold next Sunday.
Cpl. James F. Dolan is now our
new mail orderly, and we all extend
him a hearty welcome, and that he
keeps up the good work that all our
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Friday night found all of the boys
moving mattresses and beds. Almost
like work, wasn't it? The only
pleasure of the whole deal was that
our famous Supply Sgt. Sapp also
had to work One night during
this week we were awakened by
1st Sgt. Nelson and told to go out
to the range and fire. Oh, well! 4
a. m. isn't too early to get up, is it?
I wish I could get a look at the
reason that Sgt. Walker always gets
off the bus between the field and
town. Reports have it that the rea-
son is really super! Saw Sgt.
Weatherby giving his car a pre-
flight before the weekly trip to We-
wa. Wonder what Wewa has that
P. C. hasn't?? Oh, yes, were any
of you fortunate enough to see Sg
Walker pushing Weatherby's car if
town when it stopped dead at the
busiest intersection? Quite a sight
wasn't it? I've seen hangovers
and then I've seen hangovers, but the
one Bednarski was toting the other
morning hung over so far it dropped
of. On him it looked good .This
week we were blessed with a new
mail clerk. Sure hope he can give
us more mail and more often, too.
How about it, Pal? Have you
tried taking Calesthenics this week
under the new system? You have?
Oh, so that's why your all bent over
and crippled. I thought everyone was
With the ending of our fourth getting old .Sgt. Bryant's wife is
week of school we aie looking for- in town again this week Those
ward to Camera Missions and Apa- two men about town, Shannon anc
lachicola. The Ground Ranges, most Huntley, were observed giving the
of our Academics, and classroom ship yard workers a break at theii
work is behind us and just two more weekly dance last Saturday night.
weeks and home. Seems funny that Sgt. Welper finally found a way tc
Christmas is nearly here and we will get enough to eat at the mess hall
be flying the end of our Camera mis- All you have to do is to be a me
sions when the Yule descends upon pass checker and eat with the J
us, but we look forward to seeing P.'s They say that you can'
that our next Christmas is spent at change horses in the middle of
home. New Year's Day will mark stream, but it seems that you car
the finish of our course here at Tyn- change dates in the middle of the
dall and will stamp our class as the evening. If you think I'm kiddin1
first of 1944. just ask Lover Boy Pruit or Sgt
This week brought that happy day Wine.
-"Payday"-to reality and made -Sgt. Harvey Wine.
most of us happier that Christmas is
just around the corner. And there doing an exceptionally good ob.
is another pay day in sight for us Ample proof of this is the "E'
before we leave here. Oh happy day. flag again flying n front of our
Then with the furloughs that are Squadron Orderly Room where it
coming our way upon completion of truly belongs.
our course we don't think that Tyn- I've also been informed-that
dall is such a bad place. Once we the 44-2 Section Marchers are
got by the night classes of Waller doing a splendid job. Keep up
Trainer we didn't find it too rough. the good work men.
This week saw Sgt. Dufran leave DID YOU KNOW: Sgt's. C.D.
for his native Wisconsin and home Smith, Gene LaBranche; Pop Pow-
for the holidays. We will all miss ell, Bob- Stauffer, Ken Cromer,
for the holidays. We will all miss etc., are taking a refresher-
him, especially a certain red-headed course at Fort Myers, before go-
Miss, who works on the field. ing to combat. Lots of luck fel-
lows...That'Cpl. Wilkins is ex-
pecting-one of those letters say-
Squad E Ing: "Russell, I've something to
Squadron E tell you. (It's O.K. Cpl.,
tell us if it's a Wac or a Gun-
Bon Voyage and Godspeed to ner.)...Since Cp]. Well'(s wife
Class 43-51. We wish to thank came to P.C., we found out de-
you for your splendid cooperation finitely he does not wear the
and spirit during your stay at pants in the family. Doug, did
the Squadron. Aside to the Sec- you tell the Mrs. about that
tion Marchers--Thanks a lot men, night in Apalachicol a?...S/Sgt.
you did a swell job during the Oppert is also taking a break
past six weeks, since his marriage a short time
I believe it's time we men- back. It's O.K., Henry...Cpl.
tioned Class 44-2. Your class Truesdale seems to be holding
is the first we've had in a long his own. We wonder where he
time, with such a large number of spends all his free time.
men fresh from Basic and you're -Rum & Coke
THE TYNDALL TARGET
December 18, 1943
Those Russians are on the
With three major assaults
under way in three sectors of
the long eastern front, Moscow
warned Germany in a radio
broadcast that the worst is
yet to come, that "this win-
ter will see a Soviet offen-
sive on a larger scale than
Moscow reminded her fight-
ing Red army that winter "is
the best time for outflanking
movement, surprise raids, en-
circlement and .annihilation
of the enemy. "
In one of the three offen-
sives now under way, the Rus-
sians, using perhaps 300,000
men, including many parachute
troops, were engulfing the big
industrial targets of Kirovo-
grad and Krivoi Rog. Another
drive was in progress north-
west of Gomel on the central
front and south of Nevel, in
the far north.
During the week, the Rus-
sians had seized the Dnieper
River stronghold of Cherkasy,
opening a vast rail network
serving the entire Nazi south-
The Germans were striking
back in the Kiev sector with a
The counterattack has been in
progress for a month. The
Nazis are still throwing in
wave after wave of tanks-and*
men in their desperate resolve
to recapture the city.
Hitler is reported sending
reinforcements to Bulgaria in
an effort to counteract the
strong military and propaganda
blows which have been dealt in
that area by the Allies.
Bulgaria was the first of
Kaiser Wilhelm's allies to
surrender in the first World
War, and there were signs dur-
the week that it might happen
Secretary of State Hull warn-
ed the Balkan nations of Hun--
gary, Bulgaria or Runania that
they must share the "conse-
quences of the terrible defeat
that United Nations arms are
so surely bringing to Nazi
Hull's warning implied an
Big Three Meet in Teheran
The Big Three pictured in
Teheran, capital of Iran, during
their five-day conference which
sealed the doom of Germany and
her .partners in crime including
what's left of "Axis" Italy. Left
to right, in case you don't know,
appeal to the peoples of the
three nations to overthrow the
"puppets of Hitler" and take
their governments into their
There were indications that
the warning, coupled with air'
'attacks against targets in the
Balkans, was having an effect.
Hungary was said to be flooded
by pamphlets of the Hungarian
.peace party urging resistance
to the war effort.
Allied air power struck heavy
blows on all fronts during the
Endem, the Nazi naval and sub
base, was hammered by hundreds
of Fortresses and Liberators,
which, together with their es-
corting fighters, shot down at
least 138 Nazi interceptors in
one of the most savage air
battles of the war. We lost
17 bombers and three fighters.
British and American planes
joined warships in beating off
a pack of at least 20 German
subs which attacked a convoy
; .\ir Fla ce, Ilioto
the statesmen are Josef Stalin, land. The ihre- ie.aders are report-
Premier of the Union of Soviet So- ed to have set a "zero" hour for
cialist Republics; Franklin Delano the start of the assault against the
Nazis and to have pledged them-
Roosevelt, President of the United selves to cooperate in plans for "a
States of America; and Winston world family of democratic nations"
Churchill, Prime Minister for His in which war will be abolished "for
Majesty, King George VI of Eng- many generations."
recently, sinking five and
damaging three of the undersea
Lightnings and Thunderbolts
accompanied U.S. bombers in a
raid vhich penetrated 400 miles
into northwestern Germany--the
longest escort job of the war--
knocking down 15 German fight-
ers. We lost five bombers.
Reliable sources in Washing-
ton said that about 60 percent
of Germany's industrial tar-
gets already have been des-
troyed by the blows of the
American aid British air fleets.
The "primary targets" are 50
industrial centers considered
essential to the German war
'It was said that 85 percent
of all the damage inflicted in
Germany has been done since the
first of this year.
The Eighth Air Force has
grown so large that it is dis-
patching greater fleets of
planes in its day raids than
the RAF in its night attacks.
New and advanced fighter
planes were said to be almost
ready to make their appearance
in the European theater, which
would mean that the escort
range probably will go beyond
the 800-mile round trip which
is the longest yet reported.
In the Pacific air war, a
great fleet of American war-
planes blasted a little Japan-
ese shipping point-Arawe, on
the south coast of New Brit-
ain--with 356 tons of ex-
plosives, the heaviest load
ever dropped in the southwest
Pacific. The day before, Lin-
den, the only other good har-
bor on the Kew Britain south
coast, was hit by 248 tons.
The commanding officer of the
aircraft carrier Saratoga re-
vealed that his ship made haz-
ardous runs close to Truk, the
main Jap Pacific base, in an
effort to lure Jap vessels out
to do battle, but apparently
was not seen.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
THE TYNDALL TARGET
THE REPUBLIC OF THE SKY
Men speak of Lightning fighters and Liberator bombing planes--of
battles fought above far-otf places like Guadalcanal and Kiska,
Foggia and Kunming. They speak in astonishment and pride and awe--
as if it were by some miracle our air power had flung itself across
alien skies to strike the foe.
But these are not far-off places, they are not alien skies. To
American fliers no spot upon the globe is strange, no starry bivou-
ac is new, no trackless path under the sun is foreign. The sky is
their own Republic. It was discovered through the genius of the
Wrights and explored by the pioneer vision of Curtiss, Martin, Boe-
ing, Douglas and a host of aerial frontiersmen. Billy Mitchell was
their prophet and bold captains like Rickenbacker and Doolittle led
them on silver wings across continents and oceans until the world
became a shrunken ball of dirt and water.
They scoffed at time and laughed at distance. They flew on until
they had carried their white star, their flag and their dream into
that new Republic of the clouds. Their dream? Yes--a splendid vi-
sion of chasms bridged between nations, of peaceful commerce and
ordered liberty and human brotherhood.
Now that ideal is challenged. The German brigand, the Jap pirate,
are fighting American airmen in their own vast domain. They fight
on the stern frontiers of God's high heaven, where only the brave
may enter and only the freeman shall stay. It is eagle country.
Buzzards can not endure its sunlight or prevail against its defend-
Look upward--the buzzards are falling--with broken wings and
--From AAF Blue Network Broadcast "Wings to Victory."
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De3THE TYNDATL TARu
.Pa e -Y
The regular correspondent and
conductor of this column is now en-
joying a long-awaited furlough in
tne aicle old city of New York. Nat-
urally, we envy him, but we are
really glad that he could get away
and we hope that he has a swell
First, we want to take this means
of welcoming our new E. N. T. spec-
ialist, Capt. Hendricks. Here's hoping
he can avoid the jinx that has
hounded Capt. Hearn and Capt. Tur-
ner. We would advise him to beware
of black cats, ladders, and high
We can't help wondering why Cpl.
John Megry was in Ward 4 from
7:30 until 9:00 one night last week.
What makes it even more bewilder-
ing is the fact that the lights in the
ward go out at 8:00 p. m. Taking
We are sorry to report that Mrs.
John Blakeley will soon be leaving
her hospital position to assume the
duties of a full-fledged housewife.
It is with deep sadness that we
note the construction of some tar
paper shacks over near Skunk Hol-
low. We don't wish the carpenters
any bad luck, but a typical Florida
hurricane would be most welcome
Could the stamp reading, "Have
you registered the birth of your
child yet" on a letter received re-
cently by McMurtrie have anything
to do with the worried expression he
has been wearing lately? We didn't
know he could keep a secret that
The boys in Barracks 620 have
been wondering if Barracks 619 can
come up with a match for our "Su-
perman" Steve. He remained un-
challenged the other night as he beat
his chest and boasted that he was
the toughest man in the world. What
we can't understand is what made
him so weak the next day.
Dr. Charles Reicherter looks very
professional as he goes about his du-
ties in the hospital. He looks very
aristocratic as he drives his car out
of the main gate each evening. But
he looked like a first class janitor
as he scoured the latrine the- other
morning. Quite a comedown for a
registered optometrist, wasn't it,
Not wanting to mention any
names, but there is a certain phar-
macist here who has a natural affec-
tion for Wacs. Not only does he be-
come excited when one comes into
the Receiving Office. but a certain
staff sergeant who was recently dis-
charged captured his heart to such a
degree that his blood pressure has
risen to a dangerous level. If you
wonder which one we refer to, it's
the corporal with the hearty laugh.
--Sgt. E. F. Maxwell.
Against the best advice, of his
many well-wishers and friends, Si
Rolerts, our genial Supply Sergeant,
with the high-round haircut and the
cherubic face, went on furlough.
While he was gone, Cpl. Willie Mor-
gan took over his many arduous du-
ties. Well, being a younger man,
Morgan was a little bit faster on
his feet, and he packed the laundry
with a little more dash and daring,
so now Si has been permanently re-
tired to a desk job better suited to
his declining years while Morgan
carries on. When questioned as to
the high spot in his career as Supply
Sergeant, Si said that he believed
that it came after the recent fire at
the Post Cleaners. Si re-outfitted
seven of us with O. D.'s in a matter
of thiee days, with clothes not more
than three sizes too large or too
Prepared by the Editors of LOOK Magazine
I Nazis tried hard to slip away from:
(a) Eisenhower (c) Poaton
(b) Montgomery (d) Alexander
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3 When things go wrong, she hollers:
(a) "Daddy!" (c) "Jello, again!"
(b) "Fibber" (d) "Oh, Georgel"
2 Yank fliers know how to deal with a:
(a) Zero (c) Focke-Wulf
(b) Stuka (d) Blenheim
(c) relief map
(d) navigation chart
5 Always diverting is blonde bombshell: 6 Prize-winner of many shows was this:
(a) Ann Sothern (c) Mae West (a) rottweiler (c) cocker spaniel
(b) Bette Davis (d) Alice Faye (b) pointer (d) beagle
7 Dust off this glass for a spot of: 8 Men sit up to see her roll on the:
(a) champagne (c) brandy (a) bass drum (c) castanet
(b) orangeade (d) gin- (b) snare drum (d) tympani
9 Describe this nose as delightfully:
(a) retrouss6 (c) d6collet6
(b) abstruse (d) Roman
10 To shoot this a cameraman flew over:
(a) San Francisco (c) the Thames
(b) Berlin (d) New York Harbor
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We are pleased to report that
Frank McAleer, after a long stay in
Ward No. 5 of the Station Hospital,
has returned to his job. His sick
spell seems to have left him with
only one ill effect---a sensitive stom-
ach. It has been noted that Mac
now always leaves that fine roast
pork served at Mess Hall No. 2 un-
touched on his tray.
Tech. Sgt. Eric Begle, the boy who
tells us when the ice comes in, has
received orders to report to the Ad-
vanced Finance School at Fort Ben-
jamin Harrison, for a thirteen weeks
course beginning on December 25.
Louis (the Masterful Greek) Morki-
des, who has been through Wake
Forest,. warns, "It's hell, Beegle, it's
After some delay, 2nd Lt. Daniel
Rosmarin, one of our Assistant Fi-
nance Officers received his travel
orders, and after packing his bronze
nameplate carefully and bidding us
goodbye, left for his new station at
Fort Myers, Florida.
We nominate as the most practical
man in the detachment, Jim Middle-
mas. who being unable to bring the
phone to his bunk, brought his bunk
to the phone for.a completely restful
a.f'Lenoon at C. Q. last Tuesday.
All opinion to the contrary, To-
This week the squadron has been
given a general going over. To be-
gin with our sharpshooters were at
it again. There wete quite a few
very good scores handed in. The boys
do know how to use those shooting-
irons. Keep it up boys and there will
be a lot of medals around the 446th
S. The second item is Physicals.
Few have been turned down on this
score and to those that were want
a recheck: Good luck!
The men of the bowling team did
not do so well last week but three
games were added to the benefit of
the 446th. The team that was to be
our opponent was not at the scene
of battle. Maybe that was a good
thing, eh fellows? Kottke is
shipping out and the team will cer-
tainly feel his loss. Good hunting
wherever you go, Kottke.
Well, fellows, it is about time for
me to say good-bye to all of you.
You have been a swell gang to live,
work and crack with. We have seen
a lot of men come and go and you
will see quite a few more. I hope
to meet some of you when we finish
up and probably will before it is fin-
ished. Keep up the good work and
the best of luck to all of you!
S-CDl. F. J. Johnson.
The Flaming Bomb
WELCOME ... To the 45 new men
that have just become part of the
Ordnance. Those hailing from Mi-
ami Beach's spacious hotels are pos-
sibly singing this special edition of
an old pirate tune: "Sixteen Men in
An Eight Man Room Yo Ho Ho
and a Bottle of Arsenic." Ord-
nance extends a late but sincere wel-
come to Capt. Thomas A. Maze, who
is connected with the Ordnance
Garage Returning to the Maga-
zine Area is Lt. Langley. He now
has the responsible position of am-
munition officer Lt. Vickery's
new residence is Jackson Air Base,
Miss. One newcomer deserving
special mention is S/Sgt. E. R. Fare-
well. This Sergeant was a tailgun-
ner on a B-25 and saw service at
WHAT'S THIS? Matula married
while on furlough Pfc. Hazen
handing out powerful complimentary
remarks on Clerk P. B.'s working
ability (behind his back, too) .
Condolence to "sick patient" Jesse.
Condolence also to his fellow patients.
We gather they are weary of the
odor from his bed-side companion-a
box of stogies Two new papas in
our company are Sgt. Capiello and
Pvt. Buccellotto Messin' round
the Wac Mess Hall during their Sun-
day tea dance was Pfc. J. K ..
"All Quiet on the Southeastern
Front" Pvt. Ader on furlough .
Another G. I. smitten by the Wac
charm is Pvt. Harrison. His car
comes in use nowadays Oddly
enough Pfc. Lynn calls himself a
Pennsylvanian despite his having
spent the last 10 years of his life in
Washington, D. C., the city of wom-
SLEEP IT'S WONDERFUL -
Last week Pvt. Ross suddenly awoke
from a snooze to find an uninvited
guest occupying part of his bed. The
"guest's" breath indicated a strong
(or full) case of 3.2ites. Not wish-
ing to disturb others, Ross kept the
lights off. In the darkness he grab-
bed a comforter and uncomfortably
finished his snooze on the floor. The
next morning he found his bed
*empty. Ross still would like to
know who was his bunkmate?
liver is still heard singing in the
showers. "You're The One 'Rose'
That's Still In My Heart."
Simon iThe Whip) Barry.
December 18, 1943
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Dedicated to Artist Marshall Good-
man because he doesn't read the Tar-
get anyway and won't mind being
slandered thusly. Aside to Goodman:
De bov'll be ready for de break at
The menagerie population at the
Wac Shack has been added to. Post
Engineers went on an extensive
hunting expedition and captured
alive with much stalking, tracking
and valiant courage) one enormous
alligator, length, 3 inches, which now
adorns the Wac Orderly room along
with Lt. Clymer, Sgt. Phipps, and
Sgt. Piclett. Sgt. Pickett is playing
little mother to him. At least she
says he's a "him" and christened him
Oscar on a strictly optimistic basis.
BRASS--highly polished, Lt. Kath-
erine Garrison is on the post. Her
blue eyes and brown hair and defin-
itely unmi'itary legs bely her state-
ment that she's an old maid school
teacher Lt. Houpe is fully aware
of the ears-pointed and rangs-drool-
ing. A whole squadron serenaded
her in their unsubtle way as they
and she marched by. Lt. John
Davis is very shy about the matter,
but he's gone within and 'way be-
yond the call of duty. He's the re-
cruiting officer for the Wacs-in his
spare time he is also a gunnery in-
structor and belongs to Squadron D
-but he put in some extra and en-
tirely voluntary detail work for us
last Sunday. The meals, dance, rnd
reserved se-ts at the theatre were
his idea. This is public and hearty
ROLL CALL WILL BE TAKEN:
When she found out her picture was
to be taken for the Mpls. PRO, Car-
penter (wouldn't you know?)
screeched, "Gee! I'll run right over
and put on my sexiest coveralls!" .,
Some individuals like dark corners,
but Cpl. Black does her mugging
within the limited privacy of the
mesh cables at Hdqs. By her feet,
shall ye know her: Runt Bum-
stead. only existing Wac in captivity
to graduate from AM school, could
be distinguished by her smaller feet
when she and de guys huddled
around a dirty old greasy old plane.
S. Note to G. M. H. Hurley: Let
Hinton bother about Mac Sullivan's
big brown gleams working overtime.
S. Hymnson has been carrying
around subversive literature on the
p:-oper wear and care of certain Chic
SPles products. Colinsky and
Eicher pogo-sticked over to Pensa-
cola this week Pfc. Herta breez-
ed into mess hall on slightly moist
Tuesday last in a snappy little rain-
coat IEM I-.rge) and storm hat bor-
rowed from one of the fellows. At
least the spectre sounded like Herta.
.French and Cook have been as-
signed he'e. Both French and Cook
are just that---cooks. Facsimile of
Cook's service record: Name: Cook;
training: cook; Pre-Wac occupation:
coo'c: duties: cook. Or the rut to
Moment of silence in honor of all
the stalwart brave specimens of
young palm-t: echood which daily
withstand and continue to carry con
throiurh the wint:y Siberian blasts
which assail this out post. Mo:e sil-
dnce for the brave young girls who
also daily, sometimes twice daily)
trude past Maj. Fowler, Major Don,
Col. Randolph, and assorted digni-
taries to the little girls' contract
signing room at HQ.
-- The Sack.
First wife: 'You really have to
marry a man to find him out.'
Second wife: 'You said it! Af-
ter I married him I found him out
every night with the lady next
i J r -.FA MM .-_-- .- :- '
Just called up to say
I'm on my way
With a bundle of
"It ain't much," let me say
That I'm giving away
It's just a little "something
for the boys. "
Cpl. Simpson, Cpi. Savary, Pvt.
Schoor, Pfc. Caler, Pvt. Ludlam hav
re.ur ncd from school in Detroit, anu
who was that cute blonde Cpl. Si;np-
son proposed to wh;]e in the motor.
city? Co;:ld it have eenc I'vt. Schorr
wh-, del':yed that train in Cincinnati
o'er his love for O.r.inge-Ade? Cpl.
Delponte has taken over the mail
rle:k's job while Cpl. Caval;'-o, is on
turl!otlh and he's doing a good job.
And it isn't an effsy one at this time
of the year'.
S ;'gt. .lunean, since his chief
clerk is gore, is losing \eight .
Cpl. Ca'-ana;i:h is on a wel!-earned
furo'.gh Sgt. Art Mazzola is
gi'.-in;; lecture.i to the WVaRs on plane
id( tii'ii'ication. Is it st'ictlly from
busn]c.;s,. Art? I'fc. Z;.:zz hi re-
tu:ne'l from a firrlouigh in West
Virginia Pfc. Basch has gone to
Texas on furlough although his home
is in N. Y. Reason? The wife is in
Texas S/Sgt. Mitchell doesn't
look much like Johnny Weismuller
even though he still is taking PT reg-
ularly S/Sgt. La Cotte is sweat-
ing out his wife and baby coming
back and also a house at the Tyndall
The 3-!8 has had a busy week get-
ting in their shooting at the minia-
tuer range. We looked like a bunch'
of "pistol packing papas" and then'
to top it off we had to take that
physical examination. We have a
new addition to our personnel in Lt.
Vincent Murphy. Also Lt. Carl Mil-
ler is enjoying a leave.
Sgt. John Martin, also back again
from school in Chicago and who has
Plans for our Christmas party to
be held December 23 have been fin-
ally completed, according to reports
from the Committee. Gifts for all
of the men have been purchased plus
a load of edibles. Prizes for the best
vocalizing and terpsichorean ability.
will be awarded. All in all the ever.
promises to be one that will linger
in the hard hearts of the Guardians
All men of the squadron are request-
ed to participate in the "Amateur'
Pvt. James Shields is making final
arrangements for the event of the
season, his marriage to a Panama
City girl. He is all aflutter and can
hardly wait to get annexed.
Our bowling team fared pretty
well last week with much of the cred-
it going to the able bowling of Cpl.
C. Shasteen and Pvt. M. Diaz.
Sgt. O. Bost has been seen in the
vicinity of Bay Harbor for the last
three weeks. We have it from re-
liable sources that his heartthrob
lives there and all of this time we
thought- that he had an interest in
the paper mill! Incidentally, Cpl.
Wilkinson and Pvts. B. E. Price and
R. Phillips are frequent "habitues"
at Bay Harbor also.
The last time we saw Sgt. T. Hil-
ton, he was in Panama City holding
a six months old baby and he was
feeding the youngster, too! We real-
ly enjoyed the gurgling sounds ema-
nating from the happy baby, or was
BANTER: Cpl. R. Artal is con-
templating making Panama City his
permanent home after the war. We
believe that his wife is convincing
him Pvt. C. Spencer just came
back from home and tells us that he
gave his girl a gorgeous diamond.
Spence is still in a daze and it isn't
the Massachusetts weather either.
Sight for sore eyes: C. Butch@r,
A. Galilei and F. Sasso cleaning the
barracks overtime and not getting
paid time and a half for it.
MAN OF THE WEEK: Christo-
pher Y. Parris is our man of the
week. He was born in Spartanburg,
S. C., on Dec. 27, 1915. He used to
be a mechanic in a textile factory
and worked there for several years.
Parris used to be an M. P. uptown
but is now working at the Squad-
ron's gunshop where he is doing a
creditable job. Chris is well liked
by all of the men and is easy to get
along with. His favorite sports are
football and boxing. His only claim
to fame is that he resembles Alan
-Cpl. Sam Marotta.
ouon'e qu; a ballroom dancer ac-
ording to reports from the' Ara"
.ind Trianon, Chicago's largest d.
Pots. ... .Cpl. Baldwin was s .~n
,getting off at the civil'n hA"-"
last week with three suitcases an
PX cutie. .... ;re, i ,u. ..i ,
us about your love life Tony .. Pfc.
Kibriglo, who says he used to be a
big "cheese" man in W:sconsin be-
fore coming in the army, could be
correct be.',use he sure knows how
to spread it.
I wondeL how many of our boys
tuned in WDLP at 10:15 a. m. this
morning and heard that blande cutie
dedicate "%With My Head In The
Clouds" to the boys of the 348th
Squdn.? Tune in any Saturday, she
may he,s singing especially for, you
next- wtck. You're doing a swell
job, Shirley, keep it up:
S/Sgt. John C. Berg
A butcher despairingly roasted a
sign: 'Leg O' Nuttin'.'
The sign in a nearby real estate
office reads: 'Get lots while
THE TYNDALL TARGET
1THE TYNDALL TARGET
Greetings, gates .. Time for
another paragraph of scoops and
facts about droops and Wacs.
.. The ole, worn out AD LIBES
derby is doffed this week to W/O
and Mrs. Garland G. Sieg .. They
are the proud parents of a bounc-
ing babe .... .. And since we
started out on the W/O situation
around Tyndall Tech, a hearty
welcome to C7O Dan Howell on his
return from A.G. School .. His
exact duties-to-be are not yet
known ...... What is this,
Warrant Officer's day? .. Mr.
Missal and his 30 musicians have
a swell new concert broadcast at
3:3) Thursdays over W3LP.
.. Always being somewhat in-
terested in radio, ole AD LIBBS
congratulates WDLP on their forth-
coming Mutual Network hookup ..
And extend a welcome hand to
Byron Hayford, new station man-
ager who replaces our good friend
drafted Virgil Evans ......
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What was
in the mysterious package S/Sgt.
Bill Thurston received the first
of the week? .. He would tell no
one, and we demand to know why?
...... Capt. Youngberg, Assist-
ant Post Adjutant proudly an-
nounces that he hail s from Farm-
ington, Conn. .. Which Is, thank
you, a suburb of Hartford ......
S/Sgt. Dick Hayes of the War Bond-
Insuranoe-AER office was visited
last week by-his parents .. They
came all the way from Saint Loo
S.. .. And Lt. George Lasker of
the same office, left this week
for duty at Nashville, Tenn...
Lt. Lasker is one of the swellest
.. And how did the sulfadiazene
affect you, soldier? .. Great
stuff, isn't it? .. .... One
thing that amuses us greatly is
the grumble of the newly-arrived
dogface at his first day of PT ..
They mutter how lucky they were
before they arrived here, and ex-
rress the sentiments of all of us
with such contents as: 'Boy, this
is rugged, brother ..' and so
forth .. .. '. Two new At's are
Pvts. George Smith and James J.
Clancy .. They transferred into
the r-istol-ackers from the 344th
.. .. .. Sgt. Tom Furry of the
350th and CQ I. Theron Kelley of
the 349th are off to the Stewart
Iarner Factory .. They'll he hack
in a court la weeks ...... That
Her name? Oh yes, chum. It's Mrs. Andre Bernard Jean Jacaue
Rousseau Octavius III Baruch de la Pardo. Bea Wain, to you.
Or, if you wanna get technical, Mrs. Capt. Andre Baruch. (He's
in the Signal Corps in Africa a former network announcer.)
Bea was born in 1917, plays the piano, sings a little (on
your "All-Time Hit Parade," "Lucky Strike Hit Parade," and
guests frequently on big network shows. She sings frequently
for Gl's, too, in camps all over the country.
But who's interested in details? She's some chick, ain't
nice new gal in the file and re-
cord section is Mrs. Ernie Dumont
.. Her hubby is in the Finance
Dert. .. .... Major Walter F.
Silva embarks on a leave in a
few days .. He'll visit N'Yawk,
N'Joisey, and points surrounding
...... Congratulations to a
Fair of newlywedded couples, who
took the lear at the rost chapel
this week o. Their names: Sgt.
and Mrs. James S. Miller, and
Ffc. and Mrs. Jack H. Wagner.
THE GAG BAG: .. Didya hear
about the corporal who started
on a shoestring and worked his
way up, until he go slapped? ...
A Master Sergeant met a school-
teacher on the streets of Panama
City. "I'm glad to know you, he
spouted. "I am the father of the
twins you are going to have next
September." ... A soldierin Italy
had just been presented a bottle
of cognac by a grateful citizen
of that unhappy land, but had
kept on going after the ietreat-
ing Huns. Suddenly a bomb ex-
plosion sent him sailing Into a
ditch. He felt a warm trickle
running down his leg. "God, I
hope that's blood, he breathed.
'Dear Aunt Lulu:
The srigots in the sink here at
the WAC mess hall lack personal-
ity. They are apathetic. In the
jargon of the Army, they are
drirs. And the recipe situation
is atrocious. Can you helf me,
dear Aunt Lulu, rreFare a dish
for the Wacs such as they never
before tasted? Thank you.
KewFie, the Wac KP Kid'
Dear Kewple, the Wac KP Kid:
Here is household hint number
87 on How to Use Leftovers. Use
them to make something called
Overflowing Garbage Can. All the
neighborhood dogs and alley cats
in the vicinity of the WAC mess
hall will appreciate Overflowing
Garbage Can, and you'll make a
lot of friends.
Incidentally, girlie, don' t
feed your girls beer. You've
heard the old poem, haven't you:
Beneath these stones repose the
Of Mary Alice Burr;
She took her beer from year to
And then the bier took her!
Love and Kisses
HAS XMAS PARTY
Members of the Civilian Person-
nel office and their dates cele-
brated the Christmas season with
a party last night at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall in Panama City.
The Tyndall Field orchestra
played for dancing, and gifts
were distributed from a 10-foot
After the party, the gifts were
collected and turned over to the
Community Chest for distribution
among needy children.
SCHOOLING FOR SOLDIERS
(Continued from Page 2)
A soldier may start taking a
course from the Institute by send-
ing a $2 enrollment fee to the.
U.S. Armed Forces Institute in
Madison, Wis. There are no addi-
tional fees or textbook charges
and the student may take as
many courses as he desires.
Complete details for enroll-
ment may be obtained from Spe-
cial Service officers, education of-
ficers and librarians at all posts,
camps and stations.
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December 18, 1943
THE TYNDATT. TARI;ET
THifF TYND)ALL TARGET
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Warmin' the Bench
By SOT. FRANK DE BLOIS
CNS Sports Correspondent
Football is a funny game. On Saturday morning.you are hailed as'
the coach of the year with a wonder team on your hands and whaddaya
think happens on Saturday night? You're a fake and a phony with a
bunch of bums in your stable. You can make mine croquet.
The Chicago Bears, who set all kinds of records against the New
Fork Giants one day, were punched all over the ball yard by the Wash-
ington Redskins the following Sunday. And the Skins lost to a lot
of characters called the Phil-Pitt Steagles the week after that.
How about that? And how about Notre Dame? There was a team for
you. They beat Georgia Tech, Michigan, Army, Navy, Northwestern and
the powerful Iowa Seahawks. And then while all the experts sat
around with their eyes hanging down to their knees the invincible
Irish lost one.
Heroes of this number one upset of the season were eleven men who
play football for the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois.
They beat a Notre Dame team that had been compared i th Knute Rockne's
best when Steve Lach, formerly of Duke, pitched a 41-yard-forward
pass to his quarterback with 30 seconds left in the ball game. If
you gave a script like that to Sam Goldwyn he would think you were
Notre Dame's defeat stripped the team of its cloak of Invincibility
but failed to dim the team's aura of greatness The Irish ended
their season with an average rushing gain of 313.9 yards a game to
better a national record established in 1937. Coach Frank Leahy's
1943 eleven was the greatest powerhouse In Notre Dame history. Even
when they lost they looked good.
Undimmed too, were the bright, particular stars'of this much-pub-
licised team. Angelo Bertelli, football player of the year and
Heiman award winner for 1943, wasn't around at the Great Lakes lam-
pooning, having been transferred to the Parris Island (S.C.) Marine
training base some time ago, but his replacement, Johnny Lujack was
there and he looked all right working out of the T. All American
Halfback Creighton Miller looked good, too, and so did All American
End John Yoniker., All American Guard Pat Filley and All American
Tackle Jim White. In fact, hey all looked so good that you wouldn't
think they had lost the game unless you happened to take a quick
gander at the scoreboard,
One of the stars of the Great Lakes team was Emil Sitko, a Notre
Dame freshman last year. Another was Dewey Proctor, who is the prop-
erty of the New York Giants. When Giant Coach Steve Owen wired him
to report last summer a funny telegram came back. "Dewey s in the
Navy, the telegram said and it was signed, 'Dewey's sister.' That's
the last anyone heard of Dewey until he turned up at right halfback
for Great Lakes. He looked good in there, too.
Great Lakes' triumph was the first for the Bluejackets over Notre
Dame. The Sailors.tied the Irish, 7 to 7, during the last war and
played a 13 13 draw with Leahy's team last year. The Bluejackets'
1943 record was 10 victories and two defeats, which should give them
the national service team championship for the second straight year.
Yes, a runny game, indeed, is football. Bring on my wicket and
GROUP I TAKES TOP SPOT
IN BOWLING LOOP
Group I's keglers rolled at a
merry clip in the Thursday night
Officers' Bowling League ly smear-
ing the Retreads for three loss-
es, and thus took over the un-
contested top spot in the loop.
The Bell Ringers dropped to sec-
ond place by losing one of three
to the Gremlins.
Group II was able to come
through twice against M.O.Q.,
while the last match saw the
Snafus trim the Sluggers three
In a row.
The Snafus started out with
859 to post a season high. W/0
Koch showed the way with 235,
high single game of the season,
with Lt. Georgeson only one pin
behind. Lt. Georgeson kept up
the pace and finished with 234-
206-212 for a sparkling 652. It
was the first honor count of the
The standings: W L
Group I 10 2
Bell Ringers 9 3
Group II 7 5
Snafus 6 6
Gremlins 6 6
M.O.Q. s 7
Retreads 3 9
Sluggers 2 10
TWO REVIVALS TO PLAY
AT POST THEATER
Two revivals are scheduled for
the Post Theater this week.
On Saturday, Christmas Day, as
a special attraction the "White
Christmas" picture, "Holiday Inn,"
will be shown. It is the year
and a half old film in which Bing
Crosby introduced the song that
makes all GI's homesick.
Because of popular demand,
'Thousands Cheer," with an all-
star cast, will be brought -back
on Tuesday night.
Tessie Tourist: 'Is that your
oldest daughter over there mow-
in8 the lawn?'
Hill Country John: 'Yep, she's
a great little mower.
Tessie: 'Is that your second
daughter over there sewing
John: 'Yef, she's a great little
Tessie: 'And is that your young-
est daughter over there hoeing
John: 'Yef, she's a great little
- --er--- ah-- -weeder.'
I WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK I
Rugged ? 69th
Sweat has started popping out
sure 'nuff now. All the guys who
are going on furlough tonight are
sitting around the C. Q. with that
far-a-way look in their eyes. Bless
Along with taking pills the size of
a four bit piece the funniest thing
that has happened in the Squadron
this week was our First Sergeant
teaching several members of his
Squadron the proper way to do
push-ups, 1S18 style. The only catch
to it is that a very well known Major
entered the outer ring of the hurried-
ly formed audience in time to con-
gratulate our champion on his abil-
ity to do various and sundry back-
straining, arm-breaking, exercises.
He does it very well with one hand
Besides missing a dental appoint-
ment the next hardest thing to ac-
complish these days is trying to sal-
vage a pair of shoes. Tried to sneak
a pair of size 7 socks by the Supply
Personnel but they got that gleam
in their eyes almost immediately and
hurriedly went to length to explain
that nothing short of a special letter
from the Flight Surgeon would turn
Your Columnist ? ? ? (?) is going:
on furlough tonight also and wishes
to say a few goodbyes before taking
that wonderful littlee paper in hand
and setting a course for them thar
hills (they's gold in 'em, you might
add.) I think about the funniest in-
cident that could happened to any-
one befell one of my buddies as they
came down here from up North. He
arrived here with a dead battery in:
his car and stopped to explain that
he had to sound his horn at some
guy up ahead of him so much that
he'd worn the battery down in his
automobile. He went on to say that
the fellow up front had the same tag-
number that he did and all and fine
ally I explainedd most strangers have
the same trouble, on account of the
curves and hills cause rank Low-
Landers to nudge their horns at their
own tail lights-mean curves up
She laughed When I sat don at
the piano but when I came
over to the divan she got scared
12:45 P.M. Musical Recording
Hour at Post Theater. W/O Missal
12:30 P.M. Squadron A&R Re-
presentatives Meeting at Athletic
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
8:00 P.M. Weekly Dance at USD,
T/F Band broadcast over WIP.
8:00 P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
12:30 P.M. Special Service Non.
Corn Meeting at Post Library.
5:30 P.M. Inter-Squadron Touch
7:.30 P.M. Tyndail Field Pre-
7:00 P.M. Protestant choir re-
hearsal, Post Chapel.
7:00 P.M. Weekly Variety Show
at Receiving pool.
8:00 P.M. GI Dance at Rec Hall.
Permanent Party only.
8:30 P.M. Radio broadcast over
WDIP. T/F Radio Playhouse.
3:30 P.M. The Tyndall Field
Concert Band (WDLP)
6:30 P.M.- Radio Workship period.
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:00 P.M. GI Dance at Rec Hall.
8:00 P.M. Regular weekly color-
ed GI dance at Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M. Rec Hall Tonight
8:30 P,M. Movies at Receiving
2:00 P.M. Children's Christmas
Party at Post Theater.
6:00 P.M. Cadet Christmas Party
at Cadet Mess Hall.
7:30 P.M. Boxing bouts at Re-
8:00P.M. Movies at Colored Rec
11:00 A.M. Christmas Party for
patients at Hospital.
3:0.0 P.M. 'till closing Open
House at white and colored Rec
7:00 P.M. Movies at Station
8:30 P.M. Movies at Receiving
Sun., Mon., '1TE HkAT'S ON, Mae
West, Victor Moore, Hazel Scott.
Tuesday, THOUSANDSS CHEER, Gene
Kelly, Kathryn Grayson.
Wed., Thur., 'HAPPY LAND, Don
Ameche, Francis Dee.
Friday, 'MINESWEEPER, Richard
Arlen, Jean Parker.
Sun., Mon., 'PARIS AFTER DARK,
Tu-esday, 'LARCENY WITH- MUSIC,
Allan Jones, Kitty Carlisle.
Wednesday, 'ADVENTURES OF IRAQ,'
Glenn Ford, John Loder.
Thursday, 'RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE'
Friday, 'COWBOYS IN THE CLOUDS,'
Saturday, 'RIDERS OF RIO GRANDE,
Sun., Mon., 'CLAUDIA,' Dorothy
McGuire, Robert Young.
Tuesday, DOUGHBOYY IN IRELAND,'
Wednesday, 'CLNCE OF A LIFETIME'
Chester Morris, Jeanne Bates.
Thursday 'THERE' S SOMETHING ABOUT
A SOLDIER, Douglas Drake.
Friday, 'GANGWAY FOR TOMORROW,'
Margo, Robert Ryan.
Saturday, 'SWING OUT THE BLUES, '
Bob Haymes, Lynn Merrikc.
Late Show Saturday, 'PRINCESS
O'ROURKE, 01' Ovia de Havilland.
8THF TYNDALL TARGET
1. Do clothes moths live only
in the summer or are they an all-
2. Is the accuracy of the ob-
servatory clocks (i.e. the Naval
Observatory clock In Washington)
checked by the sun, the stars or
3. The girls' names, Patty,
Dolly and Sally, are also common
words in the English language.
What do they mean?
4. Name the original a la mode
dish, served without ice cream
and commonly found on menus to-
5. When talking about the state
of your health, how many of these
statements are grammatically cor-
rect: I feel good. I feel well.
I feel bad. I feel badly.
6. What is the difference be-
tween a persons profile and a
7. If I were giving an ostrich
a pedicure, would I find two,
three or four toes on each of
8. re either, neither or both
of these acts legally possible:
to vote by proxy, to be married
9. Which has a greater percent-
age of tin in it--a tin can or a
10. How many of the following
can you take on a regular rall-
road ticket without charge: a
three year old child, a bull dog,
a 150 pound trunk?
1. They are an all-year-round
pest. They live indoors or any-
where that the temperature is
above 70 degrees.
2. The stars.
3. Patty means a little meat
pie; dolly means a platform mount-
ed on wheels; sally means a trip
5. Three. The first three are
6. A silhouette is not neces-
sarily a side view. A person's
profile is. A silhouette is sol-
id, giving the appearance of a
shadow. A profile is not neces-
9. A pewter pitcher. Pewter is
By BOB HAWK
Available from Commercial News Providers"
largely tin, while the average
tin can is only 1i% tin.
10. Two. The child and the trunk.
You would have to pay extra for
GI: 'Did you ever run across a
man who at the slightest touch
caused you to thrill and tremble
Wac: 'Yes, the dentist.'
Then there is the one about the
slow-talking country maid who met
a glib- tongued Fuller brush sales-
man and before she could tell him
that she wasn' t that kind of a
girl she was.
WHO'LL CARRY THE MAIL (MAN)?
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December 18, 1948
THF TYNDATT, TARGET
_GUNNERS_ __WEE K
* GUNNER OF THE CLASS *
S/SGT. R.L. GUTHRIE
S/Sgt. Guthrie is a 21 year
old Covingtcn, Va., native. He
entered the service April 2,
1940 and served overseas three
years and seven months, seeing
action in several war theaters
before returning to the United
He has two medals, one for.the
Asiatic-Pacific theater and one
fcr action at Pearl Harbor the
day the Japs pulled their sneak
attack on that American base.
CPL. THOMAS J. McCORY
Cpl. McCcry is a 28 year old
native of Dryden, N.Y, where
his wife and parents still re-
side. He graduated from high
school in his home city and was
active in sports, playing foot-
ball, basketball and engaging in'
amateur boxing. Later he played
Cpl. McCory joined the Air
Forces in February, 1943, and
was sent to Miami Beach for his
basic training. From there he
went to Chicago for schooling
and later to the Willow Run Army
Air Base for'a course on B-24
heavy bombers. After completing
the course, he was sent to Tyn-
dall Field for gunnery training.
PFC. EVANS T. WHYTE
Pfc. Whyte was his squadron's
gunner-of-the-week last week.
Since then he has wound up his
record with the title of "Gunner
of the Class."
A native of Asbury Park, N.J.j
Whyte calls Toms River home. He
completed high school in that New
Jersey city before entering Rut-
gers University. He entered the
Air Forces in February, 1943,
and was sent to Scott Field,
Ill., fo radio training and
then came to Tyndall for gunnery.
The top gunner was a surveyor' s
assistant in civilian life.
A/IC JOSEPH ROGERS
A/C R-gers is a 20 year old lad
from Atlanta, Ga. He attended
Georgia Military College for
three years before entering the
service as an aviation cadet.
He took his pre-flight training
at Maxwell Field, his primary
training at Ocala, Fla., and his
basic at Bainbridge, Ga., and
eventually wound up at Tyndall
Field, coming from Moody Field
to take the gunnery course.
At college, he studied Civil
Pfc. Cellucci hails from Pitts-
burgh, Pa., and worked for the
Equitable Meter Co. following
his graduation from Westinghouse
High School. He entered the ser-
vice as an aviation cadet and
took pre-flight training at San
Pfc. Cellucci took the radio
operator and mechanics course at
Scott Field, Ill.j before coming
to Tyndall for aerial gunnery
training. He is 2i years of age.
S/SGT. THOMAS F. BRIDGES
S/Sgt. Bridges is a 21 year
old Eau Claire, Wis., native who
enlisted in the AAF Jan. 17, 1941
and began his military career at
Chanute Field before going to
Lowry Field for a course in arm-
After seeing duty at various
fields in the states, Bridges
went overseas in July, 1942 and
saw service in the African cam-
paign. Returning home in April,
1943, he went to Aberdeen, Md.j
for further training and then to
Tyndall for aerial gunnery.
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