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Above our heads the air is
rife with speculation concern-
ing the big push. When will
the invasion start and where
will the first blow fall? That
is the insistent question
formed by the present shape
It is well that in having
the alternative of choice our
military leaders have wisely
decided against ill-prepared
and ill-timed thrusts, so
costly in men and the goods
The various commando excur-
sions against German strong-
points and the full scale
aerial assaults that are para-
lyzing their industries are
both part of the deliberate
game the Allies are playing in
the war of nerves.
Night and day the work of
softening up the enemy con-
tinues. On the land, his
armies fall back everywhere,
or hold their ground at a ter-
rific price. On the sea his
surface craft face a superior
enaey. His planes are being
knocked out of the sky and
his cities are being obliter-
ated in the carefully planned
prelude to a second front.
Impatience and eagerness to
get going are of course nat-
ural to us as Americans and
soldiers, but if wars can be
won with an appreciable saving
in lives, then obviously that
is the kind of war to wage.
Accordingly, let us be
grateful for the delay in the
fbmnal invasion of the contin-
ent. The casualties will
cone all too soon on that day
of battles. And in the thick
of fighting, as men and ma-
chines fail, there will be
others to carry their force
to the intended end of vic-
300,000 to Face January Draft
Washington (CNS)-The Army
and Navy are expected to call
300,000 new men into the services
in January, the War Manpower
Commission has learned. This
quota has been set, according to
the WMC, so that the Army may
reach its goal of 7,700,000 men
early next year.
WHEREVER YOU ARE GOD IS ALWAYS THERE
In a certain Army camp ii the United States a sol-
dier made the following contribution to a group dis-
"The first Sunday after I arrived in camp I went to
a worship service in a mess hall. I was never so
lonely and depressed in all my life. I thought I had
left everything behind. The bottom had dropped out
of my world. In our service the Chaplain told about
Jacob leaving home, and being lonely and tired, knew
not the God was with him. In a vision of the night
he saw that God was present. Fellows, that thought
took hold of me. I had considered that camp a God
forsaken Place, but then I knew it was not. I have
felt lonely at times since then, but nothing like at
first. In fact Christ has been closer to me than
ever before. This is a great attestation to the
truth ojf the words of our Saviour who. said, "Lo I am
with you always, even unto the end of the world. "
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.
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)
WorshiD Service...............................Friday, 7:30 P.M.
QUESTION: "Do YOU THINK PRO-
VISIONS SHOULD-BE MADE SO THAT
MEN STATIONED IN THE ARMED FORCES
OVERSEAS WILL BE AELE TO VOTE 14
Interviews and Photos
By SGT. DAN I.EVINSON
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SGO. gDVARD A. DMENKI, Trenton,
N.J.; air-to-air instructor:
"It's a very good thing for those
men to vote because they are
fighting for that right and all
else that goes with a free
f/SGf. ROBERT R. SCHUNKI, Living-
ston, Mont.; airplane inspector:
"They should be given the same
Privileges as a civilian or a
soldier stationed in this country.
They're just as much in America
as the country we live in."
'~ : ~ t --~' ,
A/C GORGE L. JANACEK, Berwyn,
IIl.; gunnery student: "He's an
American citizen in the capacity
of a soldier doing his job.
Therefore he should have as much
if not more right to vote as a
PVT. DOROTHY BUMSTEAD, Beaumont,
-Texas; instrument shop: "It
seems to me that there is n(
reason why they shouldn't bi
allowed to vote. If they're no
allowed to, then what are they
SGT. A.A. LOUDIS, Schenectady,
N.Y.; reproduction dept.: "If a
soldier is willing to die for his
country, certainly he should have
a voice in how it should be run. "
THF: TYNDATT, TARrrBT
COLONEL GREER ASSUMES COMMAND OF TYNDALL
FOR TOUR OF DUTY
AT OTHER ,STATION
New CO Has Been in AAF
For More Than 25
Colonel Jack Greer, a vet-
eran of more than a quarter of
a century with the Army Air
Corps, has assumed temporary
command of Tyndall Field.
Colonel Greer relieves Col.
Leland S. Stranathan, who is
leaving for a temporary tour
of duty at an unannounced sta-
The new Tyndall Field com-
mander is a real veteran, hav-
ing joined an aero squadron as
a buck private in 1917. Pro-
motions came fast for him and
by the end of the following
year he was commissioned a
second lieutenant. Other pro-
Iotions came in 1920, 1934 and
1937. He was advanced to the
rank of lieutenant colonel in
April, 1942, and later in the
same year attained his present
He was retired in 1939 for
COLONEL JACK GREER
disability in line of duty,
but was called back to active
duty in April, 1941, and was
sent to Chanute Field, Ill.,
as station administrative in-
He later served at Sheppard
COLONEL LELAND S. STRANATHAN
Field, Texas, and came to his the Philippines. He holds the
new station from Headquarters rating of pilot and observer
of the Eastern Flying Training and is considered one of the
Command at Maxwell Field. best informed officers in the
During a long service with AAF on administrative poli-
the Army Air Forces, Colonel cies. His home is in Hunt-
Greer spent two hitches in ington Beach, Calif.
NEW WAR ROOM OPENED
AS PART OF TYNDALL
A new "War Room" has been open-
ed on Tyndall Field as nart of the
orientation program of the Army
The new display room is in Post
Operations building in the space
formerly occupied by the branch
Features of the room, which was
Formally opened Thursday after-
noon, include maps showing all war
fronts in detail; a chronological
history of the war; soot news: an
interesting display of ordnance
equipment, and Intelligence s-lu-
maries from the fighting fronts.
The new room will be open to
all personnel during normal duty
hours and will be opened in the
evening shortly. It is under the
direction of the Military Intel-
The original War Boom in the De-
partment of Training Headquarters
has been greatly improved and is
still opened to visitors, it was
T. COL. HYNDMAN GOES
TO HOSPITAL; FOX IS
Major Bernard J. Fox, who has
been serving as assistant post
executive officer, has been named
acting nost executive during the
absence of Lt. Col. F.M. Hyndhian.
Col. Hyndman has been tempor-
arily relieved of dyty because of
ill health and has reported to
the Finney General Hosnital at
Thoriasvil le, fa.
Major Fox is a veteran of al-
iiost a quarter of a century of
service and previously served
with the Field Artillery, Nation-
WAR INFORMATION PROGRAM TO BE
STARTED AMONG MEN NEXT WEEK
SNAFU IS DEFINITELY IN THE DOGHOUSE
This sad-looking canine is Snafu, one of the WAC pets, about
whom you may have read recently in the Target's "Wactivities"
column. Snafu is in the doghouse, definitely. He is confined
there awaiting trial by court martial. Seems he was caught in
the act of attacking Johnny, the Wacs' rooster, and the Art-
icles of War caught up with him.
LECTURES ABOUT WAR
TO BE HELD WEEKLY
Because an Army survey has dis-
closed that American troons in a
surprisingly large nu mber of Pas-
es do not know what the war Is
all about, an "orientation" nro-
grami of lectures and discussion
groimns has been started throiih-
out the service.
At Tyn' all Field, the program
will begin next week, and will
consist of weekly one-hour ori-
entation meetings in each organ-
ization, to be attended by all
personnel. Each organization has
been requi red to designate one
officer to act as orientation
officer and lead discussions.
Cant. 0.0. Freeman, special
service officer, has been named
nost orientation officer, assis-
ted by Lt. William A. Rusher.
From their office will come a
weekly outline of the news, war
maps and other materials to be
used in the discussions.
Current war news and background
will be related and discussed at
the meetings in order that there
will be a wider knowledge of the
reasons for the war.
War Denartment officials who
made 1srveys of the Army in re-
cent months discovered that the
lack of' knowledge about the war
anong the nen was astonishing.
British and Russian soldiers
were said to have a much keener
realization of the meaning of
the war than do Americans.
The orientation lectures are
intended to correct the defi-
T~wiiiary 8, 19~44
TliE' TYNDAIJT TARGET
As I P.fc.
Rumors of a Bulgarian break
tith the Axis are drifting through
'to the outside world and although
.unconfirmed at this date, re-
ports from Istanbul hint that the
pro-Nazi government of Premier
Dobri Bojilov may have fallen.
As is ufual when the Nazis are
having falling outs with their
puppets, all telephone and tele-
graph lines between Bulgaria aad
Turkey went dead suddenly last
Sunday. Venturing an opinion,
this may be due to a lessening of
the attractive force that the
Nazi roller system has too long
held for its satellites.
The forward rush of the Soviets
has carried their armies well
across the old Polish border.
Driving hard on a 60 mile front
General Vatutin's men have now
come 760 miles since their gallant
ptand at Stalingrad and show no
signs of letting up. Elsewhere
on Russian soil, the Germans in
the Dnieper Bend are facing as-
sured annihilation unless they
withdraw as quickly as possible
from the Southern Ukraine or are
able to augment their forces with
badly needed reserves. And on
the Baltic front another Red army
has captured 70 towns north of
Nevel in their march on Latvia,
long in German hands. Thus, in
1944 despite their careful tend-
ing, the Germans can expect
nothing less than a bumper crop
of weeds from the fast dwindling
acres of their one time flourish-
ing Russian preserve.
Ge. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's
presence in England was disclosed
Monday night, and he is said to
have told friends "I don't expect
to be here long." Well, neither
will the Nazis when the big push
gets under way at last. When the
massed power of the Allies begins
pouring through the Channel spill-
way and onto the beaches of the.
continent, the assault will be
tidal wave in proportion and
strong enough to pull the Nazis
into the sea after it. No, it
won' t be duck soup for the Allies,
but you can bet your last can of
ersatz consomme that they will be
doing the dishing out.
RAF 'mission men' took off on.
another flying visit to Berlin
last Monday and made an immediate
hit with Nazi officials in the
Reichachancellory. No less than
three-quarters of the ultra-modern
monolith was completely destroyed
by the rain of bombs that fell on
Berlin that night. Scores of Nazi
party members were broken up by
the typical British heartiness of
the visit and many of them are be-
yond recovery from the ruins. That
:leaves one-quarter for Hitler to
do his two-bit planning in and the
hole in the ropf should enable
Adolph to get starry-eyed in com-
-Pfc. E.T. Delbyck
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
Here are the officers of the 80th Air Base Group, the organization which "founded" Tyndall
Field. The "Favorite Photo" is from the files of Major Walter F. Silva, our capable and like-
The picture was taken in front of one of the buildings at Eglin Field, Valparaiso, Fla.,
while officers of the group were temporarily stationed there pending the completion of build-
ings at Tyndall Field in 1941.
Other officers still at Tyndall Field who may be recognized are Major Thomas B. Carnahan,
then a captain; Captain Sam Canzoneri, then a first lieutenant; Captain (then 2nd Lt.) Emmet
Singleton and Major (then captain) Thomas B. Fowler.
Dear Aunt Lulu:
I've been married five times,
and each time I've caught a hus-
band who reads at the breakfast
table. My present spouse, Ced-
ric, does the same thing. Can
you help me?
Wanda the Wac
One way to get around this is
to get up very early, and go
downstairs before he does, and
burn the paper. However, he'll
get smart before too long, and
stop the paper, so that's ino
,However, here's another method.
When your husband props the paper
up before him, set fire to the
table. This is sure to make him.
put the paper aside long enough
for you to get a look at his
If the fire fails to bother him
you might try tossing his break-
fast.at him .. over the paper.
Sit on your side of the table,
and throw little pieces of toast,
egg, and cupfuls of coffee at his
plate, on the other side of the
paper. If this fails try upset-
ting the table in his lap.
A divorce might be a good sol-
ution. and if you try this, Wan-
da, the next time you get mar-
ried, be sure you marry a gay who
News From Your
Brockway, Pa.. (CNS)-Three
hunters shot a bear and-think-
ing him dead-threw him into
the back seat of their car. How-
ever, the bear soon revived,
whereupon the three hunters
lowered the present world's rec-
ord for getting out of a car. Once
outside they shot the bear again,
with the following results: The
bear was killed, the rear tire and
gas tank of the auto were ruined
by bullets, the insurance company
refused to pay damages and the:
three hunters were arrested on a.
charge of killing a bear out of
Chattanooga, Tenn. (CNS) -
Mark Thrash, Civil War veteran
and the oldest pensioneer on the
payroll of the Federal govern-
ment, died at his home here at
the age of 122. Thrash, born in
slavery in 1820, fought for the
South in the Civil War, outlived
five wives and 11 of his 29
children. He married his fifth
wife when he was 102.
Chicago (CNS)-Mike Micelli,
40, was arrested on a disorderly
conduct charge after his wife
Mary, 27, had testified in Domestic
Relations Court it he sold her
to a friend for $,. She lived with
the friend for awhile, Mrs. Mi-
celli said, and then returned to
Deer Isle, Me. (CNS)-Herman
S. Conary, 74, and his wife, 76,
died within 10 minutes of each
other here on the eve of their
56th wedding anniversary.
Hillsboro, Ill. (CNS)-Four men
and a dog went hunting 'coons
the other day. After several hours
of hunting had produced no.
Own Home Town
traces of a 'coon, the dog sud-
denly turned on the hunters and
chased them up a tree, where
they remained until dawn when
the dog, tired of it all, walked
Honolulu (CNS) -A 32-year-
old woman, quarreling with her
husband, threatened to jump
from a second story window in
their home. "Go ahead and
jump," said hubby. She did and
broke a leg. "I didn't think she'd
do it," her husband said.
Kansas City (CNS)-Fats Wal-
ler, famed 278-pound jazz pianist
and composer, died of a heart
attack aboard a railroad train en
route to New York from Cali-
fornia. Waller, author of such
song hits as "Aint Misbehavin'"
and "Honeysuckle Rose" and
famous from coast to coast for
his bullfrog voice and virtuosity
at the piano, was 39.
Los Angeles (CNS)-Mrs. Alice
Palacios; 38, walked into a meat
market and said to the butcher,
"Give me a. nice big T-Bone
steak." "O.K., lady," said the
butcher. Mrs. Palacios dropped
Louisville (CS)--Sentenced to
life imprisonment for the kid-
napping of wealthy Mrs. Alice
Speed Stoll of Louisville, Thomas
H. Robinson, Jr. demanded a new
trial. At it he testified that he had
been intimate with Mrs. Stoll be-
fore her alleged abduction, that
she had come with him willingly
and had split $50.000 ransom
money with him. The jury re-
fused to believe Robinson's story,
found him guilty. The judge then
sentenced him-to the electric
THE TYNDALL TARGET
January 8~ 1944 THE TYNDAIJL TARGET Page. 6
TOMMY HARMON CREDITS PHYSICAL CONDITIONING
WITH SAVING HIS LIFE TWICE
FT. WORTH, Texas--When it hap-
pened to Lt. Tom Harmon the sec-
ond time, Army Air Forces train-
ees couldn't miss the point.
Once In South America, again in'
China, physical conditioning--the
rugged "all out" kind that stu-
dent pilots, bombardiers, naviga-
tors, gunners and technicians are
getting throughout the AAF Train-
ing Command's nationwide network
of flying and technical schools-
ad pulled the former Michigan
all-American through again. Many
a trainee saw the lesson and took
it to heart.
Forced to ball out of a bomber.
over Guiana last April, Lt. Har-
mon fought his-way through jungles
and swamps for a week, came out
alive to fight again as a Light-
ning pilot in North Africa, then,
China. He said his physical con--
dition had saved him.
Downed in a.recent air attack
on a Yangtze River port, on Oct.
30, he has turned up again.
His faith in peak physical con-
dition had paid dividends again.
The men who were his AAF physical
training instructors say that as
Major Walter F. Silva back trom
a well-deserved leaVe .. New
York, he tells us, Is still very
much on the map .... .. Sgt. Mel
Altis announced that the new Post
Gym will be "open for business"
in a few days .. Only a little
more "fixing" to be did .. .. ..
USO formal dance last Saturday a
big success .. The Axes, Pfc.
Cook Freeman, and Frankie Perry
entertained, along with S/Sgt.
Wilf Stoner and the lads .. ....
Good friends of Tyndall Tech:
Marie Rodgers, Hermina Miller,
Jean Thompson of PC .. Among the
best morale builders, these gals
never miss a GI dance .
Biggest disappointment of the
week: "The Gang's All Here," at
the Post Theater .. Lots of Gri-
pers at that show! .. .... Cas-
ual comment by a GI: familiarity
PT aint what it used to be,
thank heaven .. Now we get a few
sports mixed in ...... Capt.
Oraydon D. Hubbard off to Fort
Myers for 10 days .. Scheduled to
return 11 January .. .. .. The
aerby is doffed to the QMC lads
who got promoted last week ..
When, oh when, will the AAF men
get ratings? .... .. Who are the
fourth members of the nightly
Civilian Mess party starring
S/Sgt. Bill Thurston and Cpl. Ed
Tormey? .. They have a standing
order for reserved tooles in the
southwest corner of the tafe ..
.. .. Added names for the unusual
file include student gunners Col-
aiuta, Rovenesian, Izdebaki, Lip-
czynski, Papapostolos, Waak, and
Ziefenfus .. And-not a Jones in
the class! .. ... And, oh, yes
.. There's a William C. Barefoot,
too! .. .. .. The January issue
of Esquire was heavier than usual
because this month ALL THE GIRLS
HAD THEIR CLOTHES ON!
Two newcomers from Jackson,
Miss., are S/Sgt. Ted Cramer and
Cpl. Jim O'Neal .. They work with
the RNMFS .. .. There's an Ad-
miral at Tyndall Field .. Student
Gunner Admiral Fields, Jr., re-
ported last week .. .. PT
an aviation cadet and flier, Lt.
Harmon plunged with all his ener-
gy into the physical program. A
headline gridiron career had given
him strength and stamina, and It
also had taught him the value of
staying in top form.
Back in the summer of 1942, Lt.
Harmon was a cadet in basic train-
ingat Gardner Field, Calif.
"His class in physical train
ing", reports Lt. Donald D.
George, who directs physical
training there, "included vigor-
ous calisthenics, distance run-
ning, track and field events,
swimming, softball, basketball
and touch football-," and provided
each trainee with the reserve of
energy and stamina "above the im-.
mediate needs of routine flying
training," which later would prove
vital in combat action.
Physical training, as the AAF
Training Command administers it,
4s designed to do more than just
develop muscles. It prepares
ground and air combat crewmen for
the tough conditions of combat
zones and makes them ready to drop
a wrench and grab a gun if neces-
scene: W/Q Taylor and Lt. Gaue-
der scrapping it out in the ring
a.t PT area 2 .. Mr. Taylor
slightly outsized .. .... New-
comer Major Charles E. Trostel
has been appointed Supervisor of
Maintenance .. Assisted by Capt.
Peter E. Weis ...... Altitude
Training unit added Pvts. Francis
J. Dugan and William C. Reiske to
to the roster .. St. Ray
Barrette says he isn't fat ..
He's just in the large, economy
.Have you ever seen Pvt. Tim
O'Meara's new uniform? .. It fits
him like a glove: a first base-
man's glove .. .... St. Morris.
Lieberman, poolshark and critic
'*o. 1 of Ad Libbs, casually com-
ments that the glance that over
cocktails seems so sweet may be
less charming over shredded htieat
.. No reflection on the charming
Mrs. Lieberman .... .. Sgt. Dave
Wolfskill, Tyndall Tech's most
sweatable soldier .. Ask Cpl.
Oglesby the details .... .. The
barracks at T/F may not be the
best places in the world at 2
A.M., quotes Pvt. Conveyance ..
But they're the only places that
~E GAG BAG: From the You.'ve
heard this one before" department
tells us about the major who
walked up to the private in re-
cruit camp. 'Do you know who I
am, private?" asked the major,
"No," replied the private. "I'm
the post adjutant, roared the
gol'-leafed GI. The private
thought a minute. "Well, don't
louse it up, bub, he said.
"That's a helluva good job,"
A Navy recruit was taking swim-
ming lessons and made extraordin-
ary progress with the breast
stroke until he was slapped in
the face by a cold Wave.
Waitress (looking at nickel tiP
left by a guest): 'What are you
trying' to do -- seduce me?'
Along The Main Stem
MGM's "Two Sisters and a Sail- lete, will appear in Paramount's
or" will be released soon .. Fea- forthcoming "Road to Utopia" ..
tured are Harry James, Xavier Cu- The film will star Bing Crosby,
gat, Lena Home, Gracie Allen, 'Dottie Lamour and Bob Hope ....
Jose Iturbi, Jimmy Durante, Har-: Harry James CBS-es it on WWL-CBS
garet O'Brien, and many others .. Tues, Wed., and Thurs. at 6:15
.... Gladys Swirthout will guest .. He's still one of radio's most
on the Telephone Hour on St. Pat- popular band-leaders.
rick's day .. She's a NCAC star 'Standing Room Only' will fea-
-., .... Fred (CBS) Allen comI-; ture Paulette Goddard and Fred
MacMurray,.. Qpens on tkhe Main
Stem this eek .. .... New films
along the riaito include 'A Guy
Named Joe' at t( Capitol .. 'Cry
Havoc' at the Astor .. -Desert
A%' SoAl' at the Hollywood 'Happy
Land' at the Roxy .. Madame
Curie' at the Radio City Music
Hall .. 'No Time for Love' at the'
Paraoutt ...... ]imy and Tom-
my Doraey are working against
each other .. Jimy at the S jy,
Tommy at the Paramount .. .. -.
And speaking of Tommy Dorsey,
didya know that Gene Krupa is
back, playing with the sentimen-
tal gentlemanP .. He opened in
NrC with the band, as, of course,
drummr .. And to prove that fans
soon forget, he'a as popular as
Hazel Scott heads a swell floor
.show at the Cafe Society Uptown
S -Also featured are Teddy Wil-
-son's band and the Johnny wil-
HIT!-Donna Dae sings on Fred son trio ...... The Rainbow
Waring's "Pleasure Time" over Lounge, atop the RCA building,
NBC five nights a week. Thou- is packing 'em in .. For the
sands of Gl's in the N. Y. metro- polite society they headline the
politan area listen-and look! William Adler ensemble ......
On the Hollywood front, Bette
ments that goat's milk butter Davis has been assigned the lead
ain't so ba-a-a-adl .. He may be in the important film "Mr. Sket-
heard Sunday eves over WWL .. .. fington" .. To go into-production
.. Jim ThoroD, famous Indian ath- ,soon.
Sgt. Glad Private Got
Out of Wreck O.K.;
He Had His Watch
Sgt. Hill was surely glad to
see pvt. Nielsen return safely
after we thought he was in the
big crack-up. Nielsen had his!
Pvt. Bogard finally got on the
ball. After individually clean-'
ing room 5 to perfection last
.Saturday, and preening about as
the perfect soldier, he didn't
have his paybookL
It's really something the way
those Medics go for noon chow.
You never see a 25th man in the
front of the line.
If Ding Ding and Spreckler want
to run the pool table, all right.
We'll just let them make all the
contributions next month.
Pvt. 'Cherry" Rosner is really
going for the South in a big way.
Seems he just can't stay out of
town. He says it's the real
thing, and he's even trying to-
cinch a job at the shipyard for
after the duration.
Note to all concerned: When
you enter room 9 at the barracks,
have your gas mask on; you won't
have to check for odor because
It's there! You ought to lay off
that limburger and onions, Vik.
Big Deal Dowling has gotten,
himself into a big deal that he
can't figure a way out of. Yeah,
it's girl friends) trouble, and
it has come to the point that
he is about ready to give up his
furlough. Office please note.
Pvt. Shalvoy has already doped
out how to make it from Salt Lake
to Califo'nia and back on a three;
INSPECTION IS O.K.
Now that the Christmas and New
Year's celebration is over, most
of us will be getting back on the
water wagon again. There were
quite a few headaches on New
Year's day but nevertheless the
inspection turned out O.K.
Our mall clerk, Cpl. Elklns, is
now in the hospital recovering
'from an operation. We all wish
him a speedy recovery and hope to
see him back on the job soon.
Our bowling team is starting
the new year off with a bang, It
is now in first place and still
going strong. Pvt. Moskovich is
so excited over the team's suc-
cess that he even talks about it
in his sleep.
Seen at the beer parlor last
Thursday PM was Pvt. Olschke try-
ing to explain why the laundry
hasn't come back.
Sgt. Kay was sweating out the
dentist last Thursday. It was
the first time he ever had a
tooth pulled by a dentist in his
Well, fellows, this Is your
column; if you have any news of
any kind that you wish to have
printed just leave it in the or-
--Sgt. C.A. Matz
Cpl. Joe T. DeVane, our corres-
Pondent, just had to run off so
here's a chance to get In a lit-
tle dirt on him. He's already
planning on what he is going. to
do with all that money he'll be
.making when he makes master. What
are you trying to do, Joe, mke
your first million in the ale .
Hill says you are already BnqtU1
twice as much as he Is.
January 8_, 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Pag 6THE TYNDALL TARGET
NEWS FROM THE
PICTURES OF CADETS
USED TO HELP
Now that the holiday season is
over and we have started this new
year, there isn't too much to
look forward to except a lot of
hard work for the remainder of
our stay at this post. Of course
when we have classes such as Jam
Handy, where nickels and slugs
are things of the past, it helps
to relieve the monotony of the
less interesting work.
There must be something about
us cadets that even we don't rea-
lize. Movie stars are always
bothered for their autographs,
but everywhere we go they seem to
want our pictures. Our last pic-
tures were shown in newsreels all
over the country--but unfort-
unately we were not the central
figure that day, as the women of
our air force stole the spotlight
for the first time- in our illuis-
trious careers. The whole affair
and pictures were for the pub-
licity of the Wacs in their big
recruiting drive. We realize
that our pictures here this time
will be just for our own class-
There has been a noticeable im-
provement in the marching of the
cadets in the past week. Let's
keep up our cooperation with the
cadet officers--and keep in step
Class 44-2 (Cadets) is enjoying
a graduation stag party on Tues-
day, Jan. ii, in the Rec Hall.
Present plans include beer, food,
beer, entertainment, more beer,
and music by the Tyndall Field
o rches tra.
'WIN THE WAR IN '44'
IS ROOM'S SLOGAN
You've probably heard of the
Gold Dust Twins, haven't you? Our
squadron has its own. You can
never see Sgt. Mueller without
seeing Sgt. Thompson with him.
They are always together. Do
you guys sleep together, too?
Sgt. Welper met all of the
trains that came into PC Sunday.
His wife was due to arrive. After
the last one Sunday night he came
back to the field in the rain,
only to be awakened before morning
because his wife was waiting at
Room 10, Bks. 406, has inaugur-
ated a new idea this week. Every
time they write a letter they
write "Win the War in '44" on the
back of the envelope.
Did you know that Sgt. Bryant
will be eligible to live at No.
10 Downing St. in just 28 short
more years? He told us so him-
S/Sgts. Kelly and Bast and Sgt.
Brobst all went home on furlough
together. I'll bet that was a
mighty rough train.
Did anyone see the color of Sgt.
Wine's face when he knocked down
one of the walls of the Weapons
Dept. and the officer in charge
walked in. That's what's commonly
known as a "tough one to lose."
They issued our new mess passes
Saturday morning. Darn good thing,
too. Sgt. Bednarski had used his
so many times that it looked like
a piece of used Kleenex.
--Sgt. Harvey Wine.
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STUDENT BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION IS
FORMED BY SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE
The squadron has again come to
life, with the arrival of our
class 44-2, back from an event-
ful week of flying in Apalachl-
cola. Stick it out, fellows, and
remember your song, "One More
Week to Go.
Showing the real spirit of the
occasion, the boys left in the
squadron and Cl 44-5 got busy
Friday-night (mind you, New
Year' s eve) and on Saturday morn-
ing we brought the "E" flag back
home, after it had for some rea-
son managed to wander down Skunk
Hollow way. Nice going, fellows,
and now since Christmas we
shouldn't let it travel back for
we have our own perfume. How
about it, Sgt. Warner?
Thanks to Special Service for
Inaugurating a Student Basketball
Association. Under the direction
of Coach Jimmie Leith, this
squadron has already made initial
plans and is going to be prepared
to give some squadrons keen com-
petition. May we suggest here
that all students interested con-
tact Coach Leith in our squadron
supply room at once.
lass 44-5 s now flying Into
its third week and we find as our
first victim, S/Sgt. Wile, who is
complaining that Sgt. Chestnutt
keeps him awake half the night
singing romantic songs. In love,
FLASH: Men of squadron 'En are
really on the ball when it comes
to singing on the march. Keen
rivalry has been noticed between
Sgt. Nugent's and Sgt. Roberson's
flights. No doubt this issue
Will be settled before the end
of their last three weeks of
QUESTION: Who throws all the
rubbish on the porch of Brks 413?
Come on, fellows, give the morn-
ing porch detail a break. Put
your rubbish in the barrel at
night and help your buddies.
This week saw class 44-7 enter
gunnery school and 500 men fresh
out of basic training came to us
from Skunk Hollow. There is the
usual assortment of Smiths and
Joneses but our Darling, Pvt.
Richard 0., takes the cake. Then
we have a Private Sargent and to
hear S/Sgt. Smith calling ,Sar-
gent" at reveille and have some
not especially wiseacre ask
"Which one?" and Smith's half
asleep reply, "Private Sargent,"
makes it all seem too too bewild-
ering. But one thing we can say
for this class is that they are
the "singingest" bunch that ever
hit our squadron. The first
morning of school they sounded
off without any urging from the
flight NCO's and one member of
the instructor's squadron was
heard to remark when they went by
"First Sgt. Thompson must have
laryngitis and can't ream out his
boys and they are happy about
The Dept. of Training was fur-
ther fortified with 15 new ins-
tructors from our last class and
we have six new officers connect-
ed with the Dept. from the class
that graduated along with the en-
listed men. Then, too, our class
was the first to be issued the
new type "GI" projectile wings
and they are really the stuff.
S/Sgt. Jesse Charbula, the Gun-
ner of the Class, is starting on
a 30-day furlough--his first af-
ter almost four years of being
away from the U.S. He wonders,
though, where he's going to get
a blouse to fit him. Hasn't had
the right size since he came in.
He stands six feet 5 inches and
is built in proportion. He only
wears size 44 "Extra Long." Any-
one got a spare?
HOLIDAYS OVER, BUT
Sgt. Neal, our mailman over the
holidays, is now saying "sure
glad' the holidays are over, but
those packages are still not
slowing up. Kinda snowed you
The start of another year is
now in our midst. The holidays
are over, and 1944 Is with us;
the candles of success are burn-
ing high; we are all confident
in whatever task we undertake,
that our enemy will know that
those gunners leaving Tyndall
Field will make the enemy realize
one word: DEFEAT!
We are all wondering how our
capable first sergeant and the
Mrs. enjoy their new home on Tyn-
dall Field. Is it true, Sarge,
that you have a "frigidalre," and
do you keep any cold beverages on
hand? We will certainly drop in
to see you or the 'iced tea."
Sgt. Earl Hill is back on the
job again, after enjoying a short
stay in New Jersey.
We all extend a hearty welcome
to id Lt. Georgeson, our new Ad-
jutant, and we all say "So long,
to our old Adjutant, 2nd Lt.
Members of class 44-6 are
sweating out that tough situation
of movinginto their new quarters.
With a gripe here and there, a
few smiles are among the class,
the day is coming soon when the
tents will be ready to be occu-
pied. All of you can't be lucly
to stay in the barracks, so if
you are told to move into the
tents, soldiers, don't start-hol-
lering and saying, "But Sarge,
I've got a cold."
Going back to that subject of
tents, we are wise to you, Sgt.
Blaisdell. You have been tell-
us you got your experience put-
ting up tents in the army. in-
side information has informed us
that you once worked in a circus
and were head man on the tent de-
Sergeant Sends Sweetie's
Letter to His Wife
Los Angeles (CNS) Mrs.
Carol Snider blinked a couple of
times when she received a letter
from her husband, an Army
sergeant, that began "Dear
Sweetheart." And when she read
-"you don't have to worry about
my wife" she applied for a
divorce. Snider had mailed his
sweetheart's letter to his wife.
Bond as Drift Paper
Ft. Benning, Ga. (CNS)-A par-
atrooper atop a 250-foot jump
tower was told to drop a piece of
paper to determine the drift of
the wind. He did, then jumped,
landed and streaked off.
"Where are you going?" he was
"To get my $50 war bond," he
replied. "It was the only piece of
paper I had."
Twins Don't Look Alike
Grafton, Mass. (CNS) -CPO
John O'Bara and his brother
Frank are twins but you'd never
guess it. John is six feet tall,
weighs 180 pounds. Frank is four
feet tall, weighs 95 pounds.
PRIVATE SARGENT MAKES EARLY MORNING
ROLL CALLS CONFUSING FOR SERGEANT
THE TYNT3AT;I, TARrrET
January 8, 1944THE TYNDALJL TARGET Pg
Russian soldiers have cross-
ed the Polish border from
which, in June, 1941, Adolf
Hitler sent his Nazi armies on
their most disastrous cam-
paign, and the spearhead of
the Soviet force is some 600
miles from Berlin.
The crossing of the frontier
brought un political diffi-
culties. In the first place,
the Russians themselves haven't
announced that the border has
The Poles, who have been
squabbling with the Russians
for many months, want no Rus-
sians on Polish soil. Ap-
parently the Poles want the
Russians to chase the Germans
out of Russia and then stop.
They fear that if Russia goes
on into Poland, the Soviets
will keep control of some of
the territory after the war.
However, the Polish govern-
ment in London called on its
underground in Poland to give
the right of way to the ad-
vancing Russians and to con-
tinue resistance to the Ger-
mans. But an order to co-
operate with Russian military
commanders was withheld pend-
ing resumption of Polish-Soviet
The border was crossed, ap-
parently, at the southern
fringe of the Prinet marshes.
Somewhat farther to the south,
the city of Berdichey, a rail
junction and former headquar-
ters of the German armies in
the Ukraine, has been captured.
The Russians were pushing
forward at the rate of 10 to
15 miles a day.
The first rubber-producing
land that we have re-taken
from the Japs fell to American
troops on New Guinea this week.
The town of Saidor, on the
north New Guinea coast, 55
miles below the Jap base of
Madang. is the site of some
300 acres of rubber trees.
Three hundred acres will not
produce an appreciable amount.
of rubber, but some sources
looked upon the event as sym-
holic of' things to come.
The Ianding at Saidor, car-
ried out by veterans of the
Buna campaign, was one of three"
OF THE WAR;'
GOAL FOR 1944: ON TO BERLIN
successful amphibious oper-
ations in that area in the
past 18 days. Press dispatches
said all three operations have
stunned the Japanese and have
been carried out with compar-
atively light cost.
The first landing was on De-
cember 15. On that day, Aner-
ican troops stormed ashore on
the south coastof New Britain,
at Arawe, and gained control
of the narrow Vitiaz Strait
which runs between New Britain
and New Guinea. This oper-
ation paved the way for the
second attack, on December 26,
which resulted in capture of
the Cape Gloucester airfields
on New Britain.
It was announced that the
Americans now have a new air-
field less than 250 miles from
Rabaul and only 850 miles from
Japan's mighty naval base at
Truk. The field, 6,500 feet
long and able to handle medium
and light bombers, is on Bou-
gainville island, and is call-
ed Piva Field.
Completion of the field means
that Japanese ships at Rabaul
are within range of dive bomb-
ers and torpedo planes.
It is now reported that the
Germans have 1,000 more first
line fighter planes than they
had a year ago.
This verifies the impression
that the Nazis have been hoard-
ing their aircraft against the
time they will nedd them to.
repel the Allied invasion which
seems certain to come within
the next couple of months.
On Wednesday, American Fort-
resses and Liberators encount-
ered a new German weapon when
they attacked Kiel for the
second successive day.
Terrific resistance was en-
countered. Crewmen reported
they met more than twice as
many fighters as they encount-
ered the day before.
The new defensive weapon
consisted of anti-aircraft
bombs towed on wires behind
A pilot reported the bombs
looked like 100-pounders.
Several exploded in the midst
of American formations. The
first reports from the raid
made public did not say if the
weapon had met with any suc-
Water-Soaked Rifle Used
By Sergeant to Kill 5 Nips
Pacific Area (CNS)--Sgt. Wal-
ter Schliezman, 25. of New York,
killed five Japs with a water-
soaked rifle and blew up two
others with hand grenades dur-
ing the invasion of Makin Island.
He said that his rifle, an Ml, had
been under water while he was
wading ashore but that it worked
"just like it had been freshly
Broken Back Fails to Keep
Flier Out of Combat
London (CNS)-Flight Lt. Des-
mond Ruchwaldy of the Royal Air
Force, who broke his back in an
airplane crash two years ago, shot
down two Nazi fighters in a recent
raid on the Belgian base of
Chievres. Ruchwaldy holds the
Distinguished Flying Medal.
Tough Guy Bogart
Blitzed in Algiers
Algiers (CNS) Shortly after
screen tough guy Humphrey Bo-
gart arrived here to entertain
troops an Arab street urchin
called him a "blankety-blank
gangster," a native woman mowed
him down with an imaginary ma-
chine gun and the U. S. Army los+
all his luggage.
"I better get my mob," said
Bogart, "to straighten this out."
Sailor on Leave Takes'Old Job'
Winnett, Mont. (CNS) -Chief
Petty Officer Alvin P. Ingebo, a
former school teacher here, came
home on leave from the Navy and
found that the instructor who had
replaced him was ill. Ingebo spent
his leave in the schoolroom, in-
structing his old pupils.
January 8, 1944
THE TYNDAtL TARGET
Page 8 THE TYNDALL. TARGET
Leiter to P, P.OW.
WILL YOU WRITE a 'letter to a Prisoner of
Perhaps he was left behind when Bataan fell.
Perhaps he had to bail out over Germany. Any-
way, he's an American, and he hasn't had a letter
in a long, long time.
And when you sit down to write, tell him why
you didn't buy your share of War Bonds last
pay day-if you didn't.
"Dear Joe," you might say, "the old topcoat
was getting kind of threadbare, so I .. ."
No, cross it out. Joe might not understand about
the topcoat. especially if he's shivering in a damp
Let's try again. "Dear Joe, I've been working
pretty hard and haven't had a vacation in
over a year, so ."
Better cross that out, too. They don't ever get
vacations where Joe's staying.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go ahead,
write the letter to,Joe. Try to write it, anyhow.
But mister, or madam, or miss, if somehow you
find you can't finish that letter, will you, at least,
do this for Joe? Will you up the amount of money
you're putting into your Payroll Savings Plan-
so that you'll be buying your share of War Bonds
from here on in? And will you-for Joe's sake-
start doing it right away?
This advertisement prepared under the auspices of the War Advertising Council and the U.S Treasury Department
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THE TYNDALL. TARGET
January 8, 1944
NAVAL RADIO NEAR
The writer gratefully wishes to
acknowledge a j.ob well done by
"The Friendless" Maxwell-Lltes
combine. T believe my colleagues
will now bear me out that I gave
up my legion of friends when I
undertook to write this column.
Thanks again, boys--and if you
Should decide that you would like
to take this column permanently--
you have but to ask.
Our beachcombers really turned
up with a wow the other AM when
they found a naval radio set
round Beacon Beach way. Benedict,
Morency, McComsey and Swanberg
were commended by the provost
marshal for their direct action
in reporting their find.
Some of the Christmas packages
received by the boys were very
suggestive of "Things to Come."
There was F/Sgt. Dean receiving
two very cute "baby dolls" and
S/Sgt. Timko two pairs of socks
from "George, Jr." Wonder if
either one of them would care to
make a statement?
For the benefit of "The Sack"
who writes the column for Wac-
tivitles, perhaps she'd like to
know of the condition of one of
our illustrious patients. I re-
fer to S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten.
Judging from the loaded trays in
his possession at the hospital
mess hall, I'd say he's "doing
We welcome the addition to the
hospital staff of Capt. Alan B.
Adam, MC, as chief of neuro-psy-
chiatry, and Lt. Genia M. Groom,
ANC. I was practically threat-
ened to mention by MSgt. Chern-
ey that Lt. Groom reported here
from Miami. Perhaps Captain
Adam will be good enough to make
a study of our own Pfc. Romance
and tell us what makes him tick.
Some of the boys are reluctant
about turning in their passes to
the CQ. But not so with my boy
Stam. The other night he turned
his pass in and attacked to it
was the picture of his girl
friend from back home. (As if
he could pass her off that eas-
Sgt. Timko tells me it's mur-
der to try to get any of his boys
to put in a bit of overtime, yet
one nigit, to his surprise, Cpl.
Nabelek puts in an unexpected ap-
pearance. What's the attraction,
John. Oh, never mind, we know.
Quite dttractice too.
-Sgt. A.S. Jackrel
Movies Pay Million
For 'Winged Victory'
New York (CNS) "Winged
Victory," the Army Air Forces
show, has been sold to 20th Cen-
tury-Fox for $1,000,000--highest
price ever paid for screen rights to
a Broadway show. Moss Hart, au-
thor and director of the show, will
leave soon for Hollywood where
he will supervise production of
SNAFU AWAITING COURT
MARTIAL; SACK IN
"Aw,I seen the same act
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Due to a combination of writer' s
cramp and an old Hawaiian dis-
ease, I have been hors de combat
(not to be confused with femmes
du guerre) for the last few weeks,
To greet the New year, I have a
few anecdotes to relate some
good and some censored:
You all know Pfc. Brill (the
Pogo Stick Expert), well, he
spent a large bundle of the stuff
on a Safari in darkest Africa..
At the cruc lal time, he had the
Mess Hall Horrors, and missed the
boat the Ritz is in the black 9
fish of his dough T.S., Brill,
We ask Fritzle Riker at what
Taxidermy Shop she got her glass
eye. It is so natural, dear, and
it makes you look ten years
The rash of mustaches that swept
over our Waller Trainer finally
penetrated to the 785th Com-
mando' s, (Old Barbasol Eicher,
read and initial).
Amen Hayes, the Gospel Shouter,
nas a new perch these days high
and dry (repeat "AND DRY") on a
wagon. Shultzle has went, her
has gone, she is gone away from
I, we miss her In 32, but our
tragic loss is the Supply Room's
The doghouse is rather crowded
R/I these days with Snafu definitely
"in' (awaitlnghis court martial)
and the Sack nudging him out by
"-- a nose for eight-ball honors.
S Snafu's trial will take place
N--" sometime this month and Ferne
Welling has her own solution for
Sthe punishment. Don't punish
Snafu, let her, Feme, eat Sgt.
SPickett's pride and joy, the
Rooster, feathers and all. But
say, the view from the doghouse
is wonderful! (Especially thru
the bottom of a glass.) One can
see the WP.'s have found some
slight consolation already. The
Texan son returned to Tyndall
Brightening Romano's periphery;
SSullivan has found boogie-woogie
and the player thereof most fas-
cinating; Gerschon discovered a
lovely character and Is in the
lead by a length; Dobles was too
Sleepy to take immediate action;
and Hesse is present but not
voting...On a clear day one can
see the band of mourning worn by
the Waller Trainers for the ref-
ugees from same--Vlckl Fox and
Alice Howard. They are busy ac-
quiring stooped shoulders and a
a dozen times in Boston:" harried look at Headquarters...
In the mess hall, the right to
Home the Yule top honors of the candy makers of
any make, size or description
lt Don't Drop goes to Peggy Silvas...The spill
Pryzbylla took behind the orderly
the Mud room was duly commented on by
Hymanson and Courtney. They as-
gain. serted that any falls they take
S/Sgt. Namendorf, the gruesome will be in full view of several
gremlin was seen recently anu a brave and strong men. They re-
rumor started that Bela Lugosi fuse to fall anyplace euept
had been drafted. All wrong, where they may be rescued glam-
chillun, we know who it is, but orously. Pryz states that she
it was a natural mistake. hurt herself behind the orderly
Pfc. Polcyn was not content to room but that the orderly room
blow it out his barracks bag and considered part of
was not to be considered part of
insisted In blowing it out a her anatomy...And that Wac from
trumpet a la Harry James. Grant Oregon--Speers--is deserting the
did a public service by taking and ranks. She's collecting a fur-
stashing the instrument. lough and a new name Jan. 16...
Maybe Sgt. Bottini just ain't
I want to introduce at this particular, but of all the bed
time Pfcs, Chirafisl and Beck, pardners to have! One of the
the Katzenjammer kids of the Tyndall Field toads found his way
348th. If you hear a cry of "My to the squad room where reclines
Boy," just look for your foxhole. the corpse that is Bottini of
They ain't to be trusted. nights. Said journey aided and
The past few weeks were memor- abetted by Carol Beck. The toad
The past few weeks were memor- was aso aided and abetted most
able by much revelry, highlighted hurriedly out by the Sgt. herself
by the party at the 348th Day ...Slmpko and Rommermann are hav-
Room on New Year's night. A ing a special pair of blinders
bright spot was Pfc. Surdick made for Eicher so she'll have
singing "None At All" or "I hope no excuse for not seeing where
you got four, bud." she's going. Surprise of the
Old Doc Gawdhelpus has diag- week fell to uamer and Albright,
nosed a bad case of Policeman's some of the new stock, when they
fever afflicting Wenner, the Wal- were awakened Sunday morn to pull
ler Rookie. This disease is pre- Kaypee. Rumors are that they
valent but such an extreme case survtred and will live to do Kay-
has not been noted since Carpen- pee again...
ter was transferred.
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Well, here we are back from a
very very nice furlough. Seems
only yesterday I was on my way
It's good to be back though,-
and don t call me a liar. There
seems to be plenty of good old
fashioned fruitcake and nuts
still around the barracks and I
have been accused of eating every-
thing that isn't.nailed down, but
you have to take that with a grain
I have been telling the boys
around here that I never drink
anything stronger than good coffee
but some of them seem to doubt my
word since what happened New
Year's Eve in Room 10 Bks 303.
The way it all happened was that
I was gently slumbering away on
my bunk after drinking too many
cokes and eating too much "bor-
rowed' cake, when all of a sudden
I awake jist in time to see a
good old G.I. bunk come hurtling
down towards me from above. S/Sgt.
Wadsworth still says I went out
the corner window without unfast-
ening the screen but the catches
of the screen are slightly bent
so I am prone to believe that I
at least tried to unfasten it.
HONEST THOSE BIRDS WOULD KILL AN
ORDINARY HUMAN BEING!
I went hunting while I was home
and somehow managed to come upon
a thickly wooded little cove from
which a thin curl of clue hazy
smoke was drifting. To a rank
amateur it would never have been
noticed at all. Well, the Still
was still running, I don' t know
why there was no one around but
anyway I sized up the situation
and mumbled to myself awhile. I
tied my pup to a tree and pro-
ceeded to mcsey over to a couple
of containers and watch some very
funny smelling substance bubbling
around in them. The fires were
still burning so I took my time
and had a good look (all the time
my pup kept turning his head
sideways and thoughtful like and
watching the clear little trickle e
coming from a long twisting pipe
and pricking an ear every time a
drop fell into the pickle barrel
I had turned to leave the place
when I heard a noise sort off to
the left and down in the holler
aways. I moved around the ridge
and down there in the cove below
was the funniest sight I have
ever seen, I mean to tell you.
An old Sow had gotten into some
of the products of an oft used
formula better known as mash and
was dog drunk and grunting every
now and then real contented like,
but the little pigs were what was
so funny, they were scattered all
around with their little feet
kicking this way and that and
squealing to beat patsy.
After that I untied my pup and
went on back home to the most
wonderful cup of good coffee I
ever tasted, yessiree. After this
all I need is some good sound
sleep and Just one FRIEND, just
one, ...... please. Yourn;
Jock MacDougal had blown his
lassie to a movie, and hailed a
cab to take her home. When he
Assisted her in, she, knowing his
natural bent where money was con-
cerned, remarked 'Oh, Jock, it
does make me feel awful wicked,
ridin' aboot wi' you like this.'
At that, Jock cheered tr tre-
mendously. 'Then mebbe,' quoth
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he, 'it'll be worth the money'
She: 'I'd like to get a divorce.
My husband lives, in Ohio and I'm
here, and we don' t get along.'
Her: 'Why don't you sue him for
She: 'I would if I could catch
him at it.'
Mother: 'Sonny, don't use such
Sonny: 'Shakespeare used then.'
Mother: 'Well, don't play with
We see where Secretary Ickes
suggests doubling tf to-conserve
heat. Oh, Hedy!
NEW DANCE BAND TO
BE READY TO PLAY
IN NEAR FUTURE
* That noise you may be hearing
from the Rec Hall in the future
shouldn't disturb you. It's
probably the new dance band
practicing. CWO Joshua Missal
conducted the first meeting of
the band on 3 January, and re-
ports that prospects are very
good for future jive sessions.
In came the New Year with the
squadron getting ready for another
fSaturday inspection. This week's
core was 91 which did not meet
with the CO's satisfaction. Let's
get on the beam, men, and bring
the bacon home.
On'Wednesday the 29th a dance
was given in the Rec Hall with
music by the Tyndallaires. Every-
body present had a swell time
with some of Panama: City's love-
liest Service Queens present.
Refreshments were served to all.
During the past week the squad-
ron has welcomed four more new
arrivals, and three other members
are the proud wearers of Driver's
Merit Badges. More of the men
.are hoping for-the same.
Personal Item: Sgt. Warren L.
Thompson's chick from Talla wA. &
M. came to visit him last Sun-
day. Big shot, huh, Sarge?
The squadron basketball team
played Its furst game of the sea-
son on the 29th against the P.C.
colored USO team. The squadron
was defeated by a close score of
15-14, but hopes to reverse the
decision when more practice has
-Cpl. Arthur Williams
War Bond Rules
By Camp Newspaper Service
There are some things about
war bonds which soldiers in the
field don't understand. This isn't
surprising because there are
some things about war bonds
that aren't very simple.
One thing that mystifies sol-
diers is the discrepancy in the
dates that appear on the face
of the bonds. The bonds carry
two dates. One is the date of the
bond itself, the other the date of
issue. Don't. let the difference in
the two confuse you.
You see, it is the policy of the
Army war bond office to issue
all bonds within the first 15 days
of the month following comple-
tion of payment. Ordinarily, the
subscriber is given the benefit of
30 days interest, since his bond
is dated the first of the month
although payment is not com-
pleted until the end of the month.
Sometimes b o n d purchasers
start to worry when they do not
receive the bond they've been
buying on the day they expect it.
The reason for these delays is
that sometimes complete infor-
mation is lacking by the war
bond office. However, if your
bond is more than 15 days late
you should make inquiry at the
war bond office so that the records
may be checked.
Old Gun Overseas
England (CNS)-Two years ago
at Camp Blanding, Fla. Sgt. Lar-
ry Reeves of San Antonio, Tex.
traded his Springfield rifle, model
1903, serial number 192472, for an
Last week they took Sgt. Reeves'
M1 away from him and issued
him another piece-a Springfield,
model 1903, serial number 192472.
THE TYNDAI4L TARCLET
January 8. 1944 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page. 11
NEW YEAR'S PARTY IS
TERMED HUGE SUCCESS
Well, now that the holidays
are all over with, we are back
in our regular routine. Our
sqtadron had a big New Year's
party and according to all who
were there it sure was a huge
success and of course a lot of
credit goes to S/Sgt. Mitchel
and 8/Sgt. Boyes who were in
charge of all the arrangements.
The sighting instructors sure
ave had a pretty busy time mov-
ing lately. We not only had to
move barracks, but we had to move
from our sighting building to our.
new location. S/Sgt. Wanarka
was in charge of the moving, but
he sure had a lot of good help.
THINGS THAT PUZZLE US: Sgt.
Bowden sending his wife home one
week-end, and then writing to her
and telling her to catch the next
train back. Could it be love?...
Who is that cute little pin-up-'
girl that Sgt. Lyles has, and we'
do mean little?...Why a certain
Cpl. doesn't join the Navy and
release a blimp for active duty?
Sgts. Voss, Bies.nger, Bober
and Pfc. Kleinfeller have just
returned from instructor's school
at Ft. Myers with Sgt. Reinitz
leaving this week for the same
Sgt. Wolfskill has returned to
Aircraft Recognition as an in-
structor after being absent on
special service--and speaking
about Aircraft Rec. they have
also moved into their new build-
ing and just wait till you see
those new murals on the wall of
the hall, according to T/Sgt.
-S/Sgt. John C. Benz
SGT. HICKS WINNER
OF $25 WAR BOND
The Ordnance had a busy week4G
First, a mild sort of Item about
the garage office force hoping
and waiting for the arrival of
several female clerks. Did we
say a mild item?...This month's
winnah of a $25.00 War Bond was
lucky Sgt. Hicks...Despitethis
being a Leap Year, Pfc. Matula
insists he was not married while
SPOTLIGHT: On Pvt. Brooks, who,
while eating at mess hall, found
his GI knife too dull for cutting
GI meat. He solved the problem,
by using his own sharp pocket
knife...On Elrod. When GI beer
makes him extremely drowsy, he
tends to sleep on the foot locker'
instead of the bed. several pals
obligingly arranged a tiny bed on
his locker during the evening of
Dec, 31st...Through a slight err-
or on the part of someone else,
Sgt. D.S. had the joy of taking
P.T. THREE times Saturday...A
slightly battered Pvt. Kunath,
Pfc. Canary, Pfc. Darrow and Pvt.
Coleman. On New Year's Eve, the
auto they were riding In crashed.
into a parked box car. Several
railroadmen started fighting the
fellows, 'but got the worst of it.
As the box car had been parked
across a highway, minus lights, a
state trooper put the blame on
the RR gang. However, the crash
and- fighting are why 3 of these
Ordnance boys are In the Station
Hospital...We'd also like to know
how Cpl. Steckleberg lost a fin-
ger while on furlough?
FLAMING BUM AWARD this week,
goes to a newcomer, Pfc. Naglack,
Jr. N. Junior is the type that
believes a "P" on the fatigue
Jacket stands for Permanent Party.
GINNY'S ON THE GO
r *,, -
S 4 --4
This is Ginny Simms.
Oh, Brother! !
Ginny sings on the Phill
she appears in MGM movies,
her next offering.
ip Morris program, and guests on other shows on NBC and CBS. And
with "Broadway Rhythm," which plays at the Post Theater soon, as
Ginny used to be with Kay Kyser, and rumormongers had it that
wed .. but nobody much believed it. She's a victory gardener,
near her Hollywood mansion.
One day this past week our Pfc.
entered the mess hall, ate a
meal, and walked out of the mess
hall with the "P" boys. He and
the Boys started to march back
"home." Suddenly that proverbial
ray of light flashed thru his
mind. He was with prisoners.
Explaining to the guards about
being an Ordnance man didn't help
the situation. He was taken to
the guardhouse and finally proven
as not one of the Boys...More
Confoosin than Amoosin.'
Heaven protects a working girl
--but who protects the one she's
Pink Pill Prevents, Cures
Sea- and Airsickness.
Ottawa (CNS)-A pink pill
that will prevent or cure seasick-
ness and airsickness has been de-
veloped by the Royal Canadian
In order to test the capsules
the Canadians built a roller sea-
saw with a large rocker which
threw a seated sailor up ana
down while another apparatus
tossed him from side to side. He
was then given a pink pill to
make him feel better.
The pill worked. Now it. will
be made available to seaborne
and airborne troops.
she and the jivin' leader were
and has a little cabbage patch
Brooklyn Girl Held;
Posed as WREN Nurse
Brooklyn (CNS)-Posing as a
lieutenant in the British WRENS
Medical Corps, Isabelle Rose, 17,
of Brooklyn hoodwinked several
high ranking American Army
medical officers before she was
arrested here recently.
Seized as an imposter by the
.FBI, the girl said she had been
making the rounds of USO cen-
ters and service clubs, telling an
adventurous tale of harrowing
days spent at sea. She concen-
trated on medical officers, she
said, and many of them enter-
tained her in hot spots.
January 8. 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
The combined efforts of Capt. Charles F. Brunner, who is
responsible for Tyndall Field's landscaping, and Pvt. Vernon
Scott, of the 69th, who works in the Post Library, produced
this Nativity scene which was built just outside the Post
Chapel during the Christmas season.
Captain Brunner constructed the log building, while Private
Scott painted and cut out the figures.
Warmin' the Bench
By SGT. FRANK DE BLOIS
CNS Sports Correspondent
During 1943, new champions were crowned in. every field in
sports and with many of the old stars in the service of their
country, most of the new titleholders wore names unfamiliar to
the public a year ago.
Tell you what we'll do. Let's list some of the championships
and see if you can pick out the champ who holds them. You'll
get four choices, one of them the right one.
1. Runs batted in champion of both major leagues and sue-
cessor to Ted Williams as home rin king of the majors was--?
()Rudy York ()Charlie Keller ()Mel Ott ()Lefty Gomcz
2. Football's "coach of the year" and number one comeback
kid of 1943 was--?
()Cla'k Shaughnessy ()Frank Lcahy ()Alonzo Stagg ()}oots Shor
3. Top three year old horse of the year and biggest money
winner of the turf was--?
()Devil Diver ()MJrkct Wise (J)aunt Fl.ct ()Spark Plug
4. Winner of the Tam O'Shanter open and number one wiman
golfer of the year was--?
()Pam Barton ()Fatty Berg ()Betty Hicks ()Irixie Fragenza
5. Winner of the National Professional Football League Cham-
()Chicago Bears ()Washington Redskins ()Iew York Giants
()D'lanrey Street Polecats.
6. National League batting champion and base hit leader of
both leagues was--?
()Joe Nedwick ()Stan Musial ()Ernic Lombardi ()Bill Cox
7. Recognized in New York state as lightweight champion of
the world is--?
()Sammy Angott ()Beau Jack ()Bob Montgomery ()Joe Gans
1. Rudy York. of Detroit, topped both major leagues in home runs,
runs batted in and total bases last year. He hit for the circuit 34
times, knocked in 118 runs and made 149 assists in the field, a new
record for first basemen.
2. Amos Alonzo Stagg, 81 year old coach of the College of the Pa-
cific team, was voted football's 'coach of the year.' His club lost
two games in nine.
3. Count Fleet, Mrs. John D. Hertz' matchless colt, was the top
all around horse of the year. The Count won six races in six starts
and compiled winnings of $170,000 in the process.
4. Miss Patty Berg, now a lieutenant in the Marine Corps, won the
Tam O'Shanter event in Chicago and was voted the outstanding woman
athlete of the year for doing it.
5. The Chicago Bears won the National Professional football cham-
pionship, defeating the Washington Redskins in a playoff at Chicago,
41 to 21.
6. Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder, led the National
League in batting, hits, doubles, triples and total bases. His .357
batting average was the best in either league.
7. Beau Tack, the Georgia shoe shine boy, won, lost and regained
the New York version of the world's lightweight championship during
the year. He won the title from the veteran Fritzie Zivic, lost it
to Bob Montgomery of Philadelphia, and won it back from Montgomery in
a return fight. Angott is recognized as champion by the N.B.A.
NATIVITY SCENE WORK OF CAPT. BRUNNER, PVT. SCOTT
This week's cover, also by
Levinson, is a lively shot of
Instructor Sgt. Edward A. Dem-
ski, of the Redbirds, at the
controls of one of the twin
cal. 50 waist guns aboard a
B-17, just before the shio
went into the air on one of
its daily trainirn flights.
LT. BARRY VIbfS HERE
DURING FERRYING TRIP
Lt. Don Barry, former driver
for Col. Warren A. Maxwell, Tyn-
dall Field's first con!r anrlinji
officer, stayed ovorniuit 'iere
this week while on a de( livery
trip for the Air Transnort Com-
mand. Lt. Parry, who tleft here a
year ago last Sentenber, is now
stationed at Great Falls, Mont.,
In the 7th Ferrying ;ro m.n
OUR FRONT COVER
Sgt. Danny Levinson, whose
sharp camera eye and skilled
hands have worked together for
the past several months to
produce the-front covers of
the Target, has been trans-
ferred to an AAF motion oic-
ture unit at Culver City, Cal.
Danny wound up his career as
Target cameraman in a blaze of
glory. His Christmas cover,
showing a soldier praying be-
fore an altar, and the New
Year's cover were hailed a.
the best that have adorned
This is a reproduction of
the New Year's cover. It cen-
ters about the gun-belted fig-
ure of A/C Elijah Ostrander,
Jr., rigged out in flying togs
and standing astride the world
with feet firmly planted in
Texas and Tyndall Field.
Symbolic of t944 as the Vic-
tory year is the giant V-for-
Victory in the background, and
the determined figure of the
gunner with the circling Lib-
erators overhead lend strong
realism to the scene.
P age 12
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
12:45 P.M.--Musical Recording
Hour, Post Theater, CWO Missal
12:30 P.M.--Squadron A&R ReFre-
sentative Meeting, Athletic Ofc.
7:00 P.M.--Movies, Station Hos-
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
8:00 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO,
T/F Band broadcast over WELP.
8:00 P.M.--Movies, Colored.Rec
12:30 P.M.--Srecial Service Non-
Com Meeting, Post Library.
5:30 P.M.--Intersquadron Touch
7:30 P.M.--Tyndall Field Pre-
7:00 P.M.--Protestant Choir Re-
hearsal, Post Charel.
7:00 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show,
8:00 P.M.--GI Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent Party Only.
8:30 P.M.--Radio Playhouse, WDLP.
3:30 P.M.--Tyndall Concert Band,
6:30 P.M.--Radio Workshor Period.
7:00 P.M.--Movies, Hosrital.
8:00 P.M.--GI Dance, Rec Hall,
8:00 P.M.--Regular Weekly Colored
Dance, Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M.--RecHall Tonight, WDLP..
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7: 30 P.M.--Boxing, Receiving Pool.
8:00 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec
7:00 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
Sun., Mnn., 'JACK LONDON, Michael
O'Shea, Susan Hayward,
Tuesday, 'CROSS OF LORRAINE,
Pierre Auront, Gere Kelly,
Wed., Thur.. 'HICtIEP AND HIGHER.
Frank Sinatra, Michele Morgan.
Fri., Sat., 'GUNG HO,' Randolph
Scott, Grace McDonald.
Sun., Mon., 'RIDIN' HIGH,' Dick
Powell, Dorothy Lamour.
Tues., thru Fri., 'THE CANO'S A.L
HERE, Alice Faye.
Saturday, 'FAI.SE COLORS,' Bill
Sun., Mon., 'WE'VE NEVER BEEN
ITICKED, Richard Ouine.
Tuesday, 'rASSPORT TO SUEZ,'
Warren William, Ann Savage.
Wednesday, 'THE HARD WAY, Ida
Lurinn, Dennis Morgan.
Thursday, 'AIR FORCE,' John Car-
field, Gig Young.
Fri., Sat., 'PRAIRIE THUNT'EP,
THE: TYNDALLl TARGETT
THE TYNDALL TARGET
By BOB HAWK
1. What is the facet of a
2. Is the word "damson" cor-
rectly used in this sentence:
I'd like a dish of damsons with
my demi-tasse for dessert.
3. What sweet smelling flower
is named for a baby?
4. Does an empty elevator use
the same amount of electricity
going up as coming down?
5. Eggs turn silver black. How
does salt affect silver?
6. A thermometer measures tem-
perature. A barometer measures
atmospheric pressure and weather
changes. What does a cranio-
7. In the song "The Old Oaken
Bucket, the bucket is called
"oaken" and wiron-bound." How
else is it referred to?
8. What advantage is there to
launching a ship stern first In-
stead of sideways?
9. How many of the
have both light and dark meat:
turkey, pork, duck and flounder?
10. Does the largest percentage
of city taxpayer's dollar go for
schools, streets or sanitation?
1. A little face. One set or
small, plain surfaces of a diamond
or other precious stone.
2. Yes. Damsons are plums.
3. Baby's breath.
4. It uses more coming down.
The counter balance weighs 40
percent more than the car.
5. It turns it green.
6. The head.
7. As "the moss-covered bucket.
8. The ship is eased Into the
water heavy end down first; in
sideways launching the whole ship
is lurched into the water with a
resulting hard jar to the body of
9. Three. All except duck, which
is all dark meat.
Doctor" to husband: 'You'll have
a different woman when yourwife
comes home from the hospi tal.'
Husband: 'But what if she finds
The jawbone of an ass is just as
dangerous a weapon today as it
was in Samson's time.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
0. -11w -
1he tired business man arrived
home. The cook had left that
morning without giving notice.
The market had been depressed all,
day and now he found a farewell
note from his wife.
He knew that a shot would end
all his troubles. So he opened:
a bottle and took one.
Barmaid: 'Oh, yes, I married a
man in the Village Fire Deft.'
Barmaid: 'No, Pa made him.'
A fellow we know has a broken
arm which he received from fight-
ing for a woman's honor. It
seems she wanted to keep it.
'FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL. /Vn ''
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January 8, 1944
* GUNNER OF THE CLASS *
PVT. ROGER H. BOUCHER
Pvt..Boucher, 20 years old,
comes from Winooski, Vermont,
where he attended the local high
school and participated in in-
He worked in one of Vermont's
textile mills from the time of
his graduation from high school
until he was inducted into the
Army at Fort Devens, Mass.
Received his basic at Miami
Beach and then came here for gun-
M/SGT. JACK B. SICKLES
M/Sgt. Sickles has been in the
Army about three and a half
years, and is 2i years old.
.Following his graduation from
high school in Marshfield, Ohio,
where he played second base on
the varsity baseball team, he
tried his hand at coal mining
for a short time before entering
the Army. Has been stationed at
Maxwell, Gunter, hanute and
PVT. FRANK MITCHELL, JR.
Was Gunner of the Week for
December ii. Was a diesel en-
gineer in civilian life. En-
listed in AAF in October, 1940,
at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Is
a native of Port Lavaca, Texas,
and is 21. Spent 22 weeks at
Scott Field, Ill., prior to as-
signment to Greenwood (Miss.)
Army Air Base, and then came to
Tyndall from there.
A/C JOEL L. WYATT
A/C Joel L. Wyatt is 27 and
single. He hails from Roanoke,
and graduated from Jefferson
High School there before attend-
ing Roanoke College. Before en-
tering the service he was em-
ployed by the Norfolk & Western
railroad as a draftsman in the
Entered the AAF Feb. 27, 1943,
and took basic t-raining at Miami
Beach. Then was sent to the
college training detachment at
Feen College, Cleveland, Ohio.
After thad he had pre-flight
navigation, at Selman Field, La.,
before coming to Tyndall.
Pvt. Mitchell was an inspector
for Pan American Airways before
entering the Army. Comes from
Miami, Fla., and is 34 years old.
Attended Indiana University and
Long Island University. His
parents live in New York.
He has been in the Army six
months, and received his basic
training at Miami Beach.
PVT. WILLIAM P. O'RRIEN
Pvt. O'Brien, 18 years old,
comes from Keansburg, N.J.
A graduate of Leonardo High
School in Leonardo, N.J., last
June, he entered the service
August 14. In school he played
basketball and lists his favor-
ite sports as hunting and fish-
Received basic at Greensboro,
N.C., and then came to Tyndall.