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WHY BE DECENT?
DECLINE OF AN EMPIRE
The bright new paint the Nazis used to color the walls
and roof of their fortress Europa is flaking rapidly as the
the true color of things becomes apparent.
Once the joy of every German, Berlin does not now stir
up pride in the German breast. It is a city that has lost
its aplomb. No longer do the glittering parades command
its avenue, no tributaries follow in the wake of the great
speeches, and where once force held undisputed sway, dead
winds riot anong the doubtful dreams of its leaders.
While Berlin lived, Germany lived, and the bright sword
of Nazi conquest vied with the rays of the morning sun. By
now, the broad streets had been swept clean of the ill-fated
sands of the Desert Campaign, and no index to the tragic
battle-losses in Russia could be found in the faces of the
True, there were days when the stores had little or nothing
to sell. And the chill winter winds that cane could be de-
pended on to freeze a Nazi as quickly as anyone. Of all
things there was a lack, but this was because of the war,
the people said, the war that seemed to demand so much more
of a citizen of the Reich.
Then, out of the night from Britain, came the great fly-
ing machines of the RAF, and the Flying Fbrtresses and the
Liberators flew straight from the sun. Like a giant adver-
sary who is threatened for the first time by a weaker foe,
Berlin sputtered and spoke feelingly of reprisals...but none
Berlin was coming in for its share now, and after each
attack more of the city fell into shambles and the still
alive had to dig themselves out of the ruins. Having sown
the seeds of fury the city did not fail to reap the harvest
of the whirlwind.
Behind the glowing scenes painted for them by the Leader
the Germans had caught a quick glimpse of their bridge of
sighs. Rapidly nearing it from the Eastern approach, were
the lost armies
West, moved the people who walked in the shadow of the death
that fell swiftly from the skies.
And now, fron the Leader's own lips they heard that Germany
might not win the war. And as the conviction of defeat grew,
the great lie became more manifest.
... But the bombs continue to fall, and the hurt today,
will be tomorrow's dead; for this is the decline of an empire
and oblivion is assured for all.
Discipline means obedience, submission to control.
Air discipline for the pilot means the full acceptance of
responsibilities, strict observance of all rules of safe
flight and submission to control by superiors and others
rendering advisory services needed by the pilot.
Air discipline begins long before the pilot takes the
plane off the ground and continues long after it has been
parked on the line and switches cut off.
Air discipline demands the best the pilot has in know-
ledge, alertness, effort, judgment and skill. A terrific
price may be exacted from those who give less.
In the end, air discipline means successful flight.
Safety Education Division
Flight Control Command
IT PAYS OFF... The rewards are natural and supernatural.
You taste the natural rewards right here on earth; real tan-
gible rewards like good health, clear conscience, self re-
spect, love from others, peace of mind. And just as real
will be the supernatural heavenly glory, divinized soul,
glorified body, face to face possession of God. How do we
know natural rewards come to us for-being decent? Human ex-
perience, a common-sense view of people's lives, show it.
How about the supernatural? It takes faith, trust in God
to believe they come. But it's a reasonable faith. For God
TOO LATE.. Smart people play safe odds on happiness.
Dopes butt their heads against concrete facts. You can't
win except by living life God's way. Sure, virtue looks
dull, vice seems attractive. But live awhile. Watch the
Payoffs. Sin catches up with us. The choo-choo shuffling
of paresis, wasted brain tissues, sing their refrain. The
loneliness of empty arms punishes the selfish. Conscieni
plagues the thief, the fallen away. bTo late they learn.
NOT FAIR... We all complain at times: "It's not fair; the
good suffer; the evil prosper. Wait, wait for the final
payoffs. Gamblers let suckers win at first. But suddenly
they move in. The wheels of God's Justice grind slowly, but
they grind exceedingly well. Vice holds the king, but virtue
holds the Ace.
SO DON'T...- Let the bars down. Don't pitch principles
away. Don't swallow the gag, "What's the difference?" The
slyest entry of Satan into a soldier's soul is through "the
blues.-" Yet you don't dissolve difficulties by tears in
your beer. Self-pity never helps. It demoralizes. Morale
is based on morals from which it stems. It is built on duty.
It isn't a matter of choice, but of obligation. It is a
matter of strict principles that are eternal. Don't fall for
phony hokum. A new order is forming. For the war will end,
but new order or old order, God's standards never change.
Cling to them.
A SOLDIER'S PRAYER
The uorld is weary now, and blue...
The things we hoped to have come true
Sees far auny, or not at all,
Oh God. please hear our call!
We all have dreams and hopes and plans;
Our future lies in Your loving hands,
This world could be so clean and bright,
Dear God, please hear our prayer tonight.
And answer then as just you could,
Showing us the evil from the good,
Lead us doun a clearer lane,
Give us all some peace again.
-Cpl. Roberta Black
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday School at Post Chapel.................... 9:00 A
Worship at Colored Recreation Hall.................9:00 A
Worship at Post Chapel ........................ I0:00 A.M.
Worship in "Skank Hollow ........................... 10:.00 A.M.
Evening Worship at Post Chapel ....o.................. 7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting......................... ......7:30 P..
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)
Worship Service*..............................Friday, 7:30 P.M.
TFTE TYNDATT. TARI;ET
February 5, 1944 THE TYNDAJI TARGET Page 3
TORNADOES WIN FIRST-HALF CROWN
OUR FRONT COVER
DEFEAT COAST GUARDSMEN, 50-35, IN USO
BASKETBALL LOOP PLAY-OFF; MEET
APALACH FIVE HERE TONITE
The Tyndall Tornadoes wrote the first page in the field' s
basketball history last Tuesday night in the post gym when
they downed the Coast Guard Eagles in the play-off for the
first half championship of the USO League. The score was
50-35. Marking the first season that Tyndall has had a post
court squad, the Tornadoes completed the initial leg of the
USO competition losing but one game.
Snappy passing and successful play formations by the Tor-
nadoes made the Coast Guardsmen look seasick during the open-
ing half of last Tuesday's
contest. However, the tars
regained their sea legs in the
closing quarter of the fracas,
but by that time the damage
had been done.
Art Stevens, Sid Friedman
and Bill Snowden were the big
gims for T/F. Stevens, play-
ing the center position, found
the basket seven times for a
total of 14 points, while
Friedman and Snowden each
scored 11. Green was high
scorer for the Eagles with 14,
most of which were garnered in
the last half of the game.
Pete Collodi and Bill Sollon
were the other two Tornado start-
ers and both gave commendable
performances from their guard
Apparently confident that their
first half lead would be more
than enough, the Tyndall men
loosened up on the defense in the
second canto to permit the Eagles
to come within a respectable dis-
tance. Touted as a dangerous
team on a small court, the Guards-
men finally acclimated themselves
to Tyndall's regulation court in
the closing minutes of the third
quarter, and for a time it looked
as though the sailors might close
the gap on the landlubbers. Even
additional scoring by the Tor-
nadoes didn't daunt the Eagles
and the closing minutes were
marked by wild shooting ard fierce
F ri eclan
FG FT TP
7 0 14
1 1 3
5 1 11
3 0 6
2 0 4
5 1 11
0 0 0
0 1 1
0 0 0
0 2 2
3 0 6
7 0 14
3 1 7
2 0 4
0 0 0
1 0 2
0 0 0
night the Tor-
nadoes avenged their only defeat
in the USO League by drubbing
the Marine Electric team, 42-27,
in an extra-league contest at the
APALACH FIVE HERE TONITE
Tonite, at 8 P.M., the Torna-
does will meet a crack five from
the Apalachicola gunnery camp
at the post gym. This is the.
second occasion since both sta-
tions were activated that they
will meet in sports competition.
Last year, a make-un team of GIs
and officers went down to Apa-
lach and convincingly demon-
strated that the boys there were
just kid brothers. However,
scouts from the sub-base claim
that the Tyndall team will have
a fight on its hands tonite as
the kid brothers are now wearing
long pants. Preliminary game
starts at 6:45 P.M.
"WHAT'S BUZZIN," USO
CAMP SHOW HERE
An all-novelty vaudeville unit,
"What's Buzzin'," is a unique
offering sponsored by USO-Camp
Shows that will be presented at
the Post Theater on Thursday,
February 17. Gathered together
in one traveling unit are acts
unlike any others seen on the
"What' s Buzzin'" really con-
tains more than its share of
novelty and at the same time is
a rollicking comedy hit. Like
all Camp Shows it will be pre-
sented free to servicemen.
Following is the cast: Don
Francisco & Co., sensational
slack wire couple; Marjorie 01-
men, attractive talented tapster;
Evelynne Gray, songstress; Plato
and Jewell, comic magicians;
Valley & Lynn, "Teletap" by
dancers wired for sound; Stan-
ford & O'Keefe, comedy duo; and
Irving Victor, pianist and musi-
FORMATION OF NEW DANCE
BAND ANNOUNCED BY S.S.
Relief is in sight for the
unch-worked T/F dance band. The
formation of another band com-
posed of GIs was announced this
week by the Special Service Of-
fice. This new musical group is
composed of a civil engineer, gun
technician, armorer, B-17 mechan-
ic, and a draftsman, all top-
notch musicians in pre-war days.
The new band is expected to
appear at numerous social func-
tions in the near future. Sgt.
Si Moye is the band's leader, and
it features Pfc. McConnell, pi an-
ist and vocalist who has appeared
with many name bands, Sgt. Bill
Barnes, trumpeter, and Pfcs.
Ellis and Bubp, drums and sax,
TYNDALL HOMES RENTAL
SCALE DETERMINED BY
In view of the many queries
received on the rental scale for
Tyndall's new housing project,
the Post Adjutant and Je Billet-
ing Officer requested that the
following facts be brought to
the attention of Target readers.
Enlisted men of the first three
grades with a class E allotment
forfeit their quarters allotment
in lieu of paying rent. Enlisted
men of the first three grades
with a class F allotment are
charged $.90 per day rental.
These men of the first three
grades are granted utilities
Enlisted men below the first
three grades are permitted to
occupy these homes only if their
wives are employed on the field,
in which case, the homes are
rented in the wife's name. The
rental to civilian employes is
fixed by Army Regulation 35-3840
and is based on the amount of
the employee' ssal ary. All civ-
ilian employes are assessed for
MINIMUM WAR BOND
Effective April 1, no enlisted
mmn can make a class B allotment
for War Bonds for less then $6.25
a month, the Adjutant General has
ordered, according to an article
in the Army Times.
No new class B allotment for
less than $6.25 will be accepted
after that time, and all allot-
ments fbr less amounts already
in effect will be cancelled auto-
nmatically as soon as payments
for full bonds are completed.
If an enlisted man with a class
B allotment of $3.75 concludes
his total for an $18.75 bond in
March, no further monthly de-
duction of $3.75 will be made
from his pay in April.
But if his March pay started
the accumulation of $3.75 allot-
ments toward an $18.75 bond, then
that allotment will continue in
effect through July when the bond
payment is complete.
PRIZE AT APALACH
Sgt. Joseph S. Murawski proved
himself the nimblest gunner of
class 44-6 last week when he
stripped and reassembled a cal.
50 machine gun in 3 minutes and
20 1/5 seconds in the weekly
competition held at Apalachicola
for air to air firing students
With the blue ribbon, Murawski
received $25, while S/Sgt. Walter
Stewart and Pvt, Raymond F. Fu-
saro took second and third money
respectively. Stewart's time was
3 minutes and 21 2/5 seconds and
Fusaro was clocked at 3'26".
The competition at the gunnery
canp is staged under the sponsor-
ship of Capt. W.G. Flower, CO
of group III.
Our front cover for this
week is a mid-afternoon shot
of CWO Joshua Missal and his
talented band of strolling
players in parade formation
on the growing patch of green
in front of the Rec Hall.
UnderMr. Missal's expressive
baton, the Tyndall Field band
has harmoniously earned its
entitlement to the accolades
that have been heaped upon it.
And in fill ing the air with
music they have filled our
days with high accompanying
The picture was taken by
Pfc. Robert A. Coe of the post
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
12:45 P.M.--Musical Recording
Hour, Post Theater, CFO Missal
Comment a tor.
9:45 A.M.--Air Wacs on the Air.
Station WDL .
12:30 P.M.--Squadron A&R Repre-
sentative Meeting. Athletic Ofc.
7:00 P.M.--Movies, Station Hos-
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
8:00 P.M.-.-eekly Dance, USO,
8:00 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec
12:30 P.M.-.Special Service Non-
Com Meeting, Post Library
7:00 P.M.--Protestant Choir Re-
hearsal, Post Chapel.
7:00 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show,
8:00 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent Party Only;
8:30 P.M.--Tyndall Field Radio
Playhouse. Station WDLP.
3:30 P.M.--Tyndall Concert Band,
7:00 F...--Movies, Hospital.
8:00 P.M.--OI Dance, Rec Hall,
8:00 P.M.--Dance, Colored Rec
8:00 P.M.--Air Wacs on the Air.
8:30 P.M.--Rec Hall Tonight,
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7:30 P.M.-.Boxing, Receiving Sq.
8:00 i'.M. --Movies, Colored Rec
7:00 F...--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movlie. Receiving Sq.
SEE S.S. BULLETIN BOARD
AT POST EXCHANGE FOR
TONITE 8 P.M.
Tornadoes vs. Apalach
Y'ebruary 5, 1944
THE TYNDALL TARCFT
in A THE TYNDALL TARGET
As I P.f.c.
NOW AND FOREVER
Back in the early thirties
when National Socialism was snail-
pacing its way to the powers of
Its ascendancy, the violent per-
iod was marked with almost daily
street righting at which the party
bullies excelled. Once the Nazis
were safely planted in the driv-
er's seat, these sock-and-rock
qualities gave way to other
gentle creations of the Nazi
torturers' art. Since then, the
Nazis haven't won another street
fight. At Leningrad, the Rus-
sians curbed them, and at Stalin-
grad, kicked them clear into the
gutter. And to judge by reports
of the present street fighting
that is in progress at Kingisepp,
near the Estonian border, when
bigger gutters are built, the
Nazis can be depended on to roll
As this is the season for blus-
tering winds, the magnificent
mouthings of 1I Duce do not come
as a total surprise. It was Mus-
solini who self-styled the Medi-
terranean as Italy's 'first wa-
ter,' calling it 'Mare Nostrum'
(our sea). Thus, in labelling
the existing Italian government
as a traitor of the first water,
the would-be master of 'Mare Nos-
trum' shows clearly that he has
water on the brain blue Medi-
terranean water that laps his
Caesar's dream of conquest.
Seeking to relieve the touch of
Rising Sun stroke that is playing
hob with the Emperor's island
troops, the Japs are diving for
their pillboxes at the first sigi
of an Allied soldier. This at-
tempt at self-doctoring Is caus-
ing Nippon's august sawbones no
end of concern, as It is extremely
embarrassing to be treating a
banzai boy for sun stroke and then
suddenly discover that the little
Nip has also 'lost face.' But
succour is at hand. Hideki Tojo
has given his honorable word that
he will immediately dispatch to
his soldiers all the honorable
skin off his honorable knuckles
when he gets through pounding for
order at the next regular meeting
of the Black Dragon Society.
With their gray goose half-
cooked, the Nazis are making hur-
culean efforts to save some of
the feathers through requisitioi.-
ing. Classified advertisements
and apparently innocuous news
items in German newspapers reveal
the true magnitude of the effort.
Citizens of the Reich are being
exhorted to save the veriest
scraps of paper and metal and of
course, the all important goose
feathers. A recent dispatch re-
ports that in one district enough
goose feathers were collected to
make more than 1,000 featherbeds
for bombed-out city dwellers.
Apparently the Nazis are deter-
mined to 'take it' lying down.
MY FAVORITE PHOTO
KNEE-DEEP IN STARS
Until recent months, Pfc. Lawrence Mangum was a normal GI
like you and I, except, possibly, for the fact that he was
one of three "Mangums" (all unrelated) conveniently located
around the field. However, it was with the advent of Law-
rence's engagement with the Department of Training's Psy-
chological and Research Department as a statistical clerk
that he began to cast off his ties with the earthly and be-
The final anchor-weighing with things mortal occurred in
the early weeks of December when his brother, a lieutenant
stationed near Hollywood, sent Lawrence a photograph of a
delightful handful of four of filmdom' s comelier lassies.
(Above, L. to R.: Dinah Shore, Paulette Goddard, Jinx Falk-
enburg and Barbara Pepper, shapely New York model.)
The locale in the: above picture is the famous Hollywood
Bowl and the shutter was presumably snapped during a War Bond
rally, for on what other occasion would so many of the brihht-
er cinema lights so scandalously expose themselves to the
Getting Mangum down to more earthly things wasn't too
difficult once we asked him what his post-war plans were.
He's greatly interested in Mathematics and hopes to attend
Duke University in his home town of Durham, North Carolina.
We were going to ask Mangum what he did in civilian life,
but Cpl. Bill Pinney of P.R.O. took us aside in the nick of
time and explained to us that everybody in Durham works for
the American Tobacco Company, so we didn't have a chance to
show our ignorance.
We did give Lawrence a chance to go on record as liking
all sports and rating women above T-Bone steaks. L-S...M-F-T
...so round, so firm, so fully packed...let's have a cigarette
Mangum, before we go into a chant!
News From Your
Cambridge, Mass. (CNS)-An
elderly man rented an apartment
here, noted that geisha girls were
painted on the walls, and pro-
ceeded to hack them off with an
axe. "I have two sons in the
Pacific," he explained to police,
"so I decided to eliminate some
Chicago (CNS) -Mrs. Marge
Wilson told the judge that she
was to blame because her son had
stolen an automobile. "You see,"
she explained, "I wasn't at home.
I was serving on a jury in this
courtroom." The judge ordered
her son placed on probation.
Detroit (CNS)-The War Labor
Board has ruled that women
workers at the Packard Motor
Company plant here may spend
five minutes a day making up
Own Home Town
Indianapolis (CNS)-A near-
sighted pedestrian walked up to
a fire alarm box, opened it and
tried to mail a letter. He was
Los Angeles (CNS)-Edwin R.
Monroe, seeking a divorce, told
a local court that his wife wore
a nightgown at the breakfast
table. "It wasn't a nightgown,"
retorted comely Mrs. Monroe. "It
was a seductive black negligee."
The court denied Monroe's di-
Brooklyn (CNS)-James Ken-
nedy, 65, stood before the judge,
arrested for the 15th time on a
charge of intoxication. "Ten
days," said the judge. "Don't be
so stingy," said Kennedy. "Give
me three months." "O.K.," said
the judge. "Three months in the
Pfc. Vito Rega, of the U.S.
Army, stumbled upon dozens of re-
latives deep in the heart of
Naples, Italy, in a manner he
little expected. Vlto, now con-
valescing from a slight ailment
in North Africa, has proved the
link in a chain of letters issu-
ing back and forth between Italy
and Brooklyn. It all happened
while he was awaiting embarkation
at an airport in Italy. He fell
into conversation with a little
Neapolitan boy and asked him
where he lived. The lad replied
that his house was only two kilo-
meters away and invited the "Amer-
Icanow to come home and meet his
folks. After obtaining permis-
sion, Vito went along and lo and
behold, a whole contingent of
natives who turned out to be kin-
folk swooped down upon him and
kissed him violently.
WHAT'S NEW: When George W.
Tucker did not answer the Clerk's
call in a New York Municipal
Court, a lawyer stepped up with a
piece of paper which indicated
Mr. Tucker had been dead for 63
years....Major Joseph K. McNay
married the twin sister of the
girl he originally had a date
with, and never knew the diff-
erence.... When a near-sighted
prospective draftee at the Clark-
esburg, W. Va. induction center
read the eye chart perfectly, it
was discovered he had memorized
the chart to insure induction.
P.S. He was rejected....Baby bit
doctor when the latter tried to
remove a tiny bell which the 6
month infant swallowed. Both were
removed to the hospital, where the
doctor got first aid and the baby
finally had the bell removed....
A Pittsburgh girl welder purchas-
ed two extra $100 war bonds, ex-
plaining that though she had
saved up for a divorce, she de-
cided she hated Hitler worse than
her hubby....Bill Dickey, the
veteran Yankee catcher, has been
named the 'Player of the Year' by
the N.Y. Baseball Writers and
will receive a plaque in his hon-
or at the annual dinner....Grey
Clarke, who will wear a Chicago
White Sox uniform this Spring,
was officially certified as the
1943 American Ass'n. batting
champion....There are about 375
big leaguers in the service and
nearly 3,000 minor leaguers.
A G.I. was walking along the
street leading a huge bloodhound
on a leash. An incredulous ser-
geant who happened to be passing
by paused for a moment while in-
specting the dog. "Is that s
real bloodhound?" he asked. "IE
that a real bloodhound?" said the
G.I. in a deeply indignant tone,
"Yes, that's what I asked," per-
sisted the sergeant. "Herman,"
said the G.I. to the canine, "Her-
man, bleed for the sergeant!*
THE TMDALL TARGFT
WAR ROOM FOLLOWS LATEST BATTLEFRONT DEVELOPMENTS
PFPC. LDEN F. EfDRAU, St~lent,
Hickory Hill, Pa.: The B--ttle
of Russia, Lost Angel and What
CPL. ROBERf C. SBHEBAN, Student,
Columbus, Ga.: Bataan, Random Har-
vest and Mrs. Miniver.
PVT. JOHN R. SrfPHEN, Student,
Greenville, S.C.: Destination
Tokyo, Gung Ho and Edge of Dark-
OPL. NRDBLL S. HUffON, Student,
High Point, N.C.: The Battle of
Russia, Prelude to War and Ba-
PVP. ROBERT TUNGUf, Student,
Alton, Ill.: Government Girl,
Song of Russia and Thousands
PVT. JAMES V. TUCCIO, Student,
Jersey City, N.J.: Ali Baba and
the Forty Thieves, Holiday Inn
and the Miracle of Morgan's Creek.
Above is scene of Tyndall's new War Room, located in the
post operations building on the line. Instituted as part of
the Air Forces' extensive Orientation program, this new addi-
tion to the field contains many detailed maps of all the
theaters of war, which are checked daily to show the latest
progress in each theater. Also available are hundreds of
periodicals containing material on recent inventions and in-
novations of warfare.
The War Room, operated under the supervision of the Post
Intelligence Office, is open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
TWO-THIRDS OF ARMY
TO BE OVERSEAS BY
END OF 1944
Many enlisted men who have
been complaining about being
"stuck" as permanent party per-
sonnel soon will get a chance
for combat, judging from recent
announcements by the War Depart-
By the end of 1944, approxi-
mately two-thirds of the Army
will be overseas, Secretary
Stimson has announced. At pre-
sent, about one-third is across.
Sharp curtailment in activities
at stations in this country will
result from the overseas move-
ments. Many camps and stations
are being closed except for
The War Department has ordered
that all physically qualified
enlisted men in all branches of
the Army eho have served a total
of more than 12 months at fixed
stations or overhead activities
in the United States be reas-
signed to units or activities
ultimately destined for over-
seas service, according to press
dispatches from Washington.
Enlisted men under 30 years of
age will be reassigned first,
according to their length of
service in the United States.
Next to be reassigned will be
those over 30, in order of age,
However, men now in permanent
party organizations who have
served in overseas commands at
any time since December 1, 1941,
will not be reassigned to combat
units, nor will men who possess
highly specialized skills which
can not be utilized fully in any
unit destined for overseas.
Enlists as Private
Ft. Des Moines, Iowa (CNS)-
WAC Pvt. Pauline Ogden, who is
taking her basic training here, is
the wife of Brig. Gen. D. A. D.
Ogden, deputy commander in the
Mediterranean. She enlisted in
the WAC when her husband went
Navy Yard Worker
Clips Yard for $4,000
New York (CNS) -Harold S.
Jacobs, 43, an employee of the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, stole so
much material from his place of
employ that after a year and a
half he had more of certain items
in his possession than the Navy
Yard had, according to FBI agents
who recently arrested Jacobs on
charges of stealing $4,000 worth
of Navy material.
Jacobs told the FBI he "just
liked to take things home with
me." His bond was set at $1,000.
Yanks Swap Apricots
For Italian Plane
Naples (CNS)-Four GIs, mem-
bers of an AAF service group
stationed here, went without des-
sert the other night, then traded
a gallon of apricots to a native
for a nifty two-place Italian
monoplane. Now they're taking
flying lessons from P-40 pilots sta-
tioned in the neighborhood.
This is why Moj. John C. Meyer
named his P47 "Lambie." Her
name is Mora (Lombie Girl)
Schell, she's a New York war
plant worker, and she and the
major are "good friends," she
says. Moj. Meyer recently shot
down three Nazi aircraft in the
plane named for Miss Schell.
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One of the last of the original
Tyndallettes to hold out against
the marital ambitions or the
field's eligible bachelors has
given up the fight, and following
the dictates of her heart, will
walk down the aisle come Tuesday.
To Dot Stutts, booster, critic
and confidant of the Target, we
extend best wishes. Ditto to Lt.
Warren Decker with the hope that
Dotty is as adept in a kitchen as
she is with a typewriter. The
ceremony will take place at the
Post Chapel with Chaplain Fulmer
from Personnel reports that T/Sgt.
Mangum has been flashing pictures
of a Miss in various stages of
dress. Claims he's going tomarry
the girl, and says the white en-
ameled tommy-gun won't be neces-
Time marches on; and those who
recall the courtship of Nell Smith
and 'Red' Brewer will be pleased
to know that the happy pair be-
came parents of a bouncing baby
girl last week...S/Sgt. Johnny
Webster, Reproduction's 'main-
tenance' crew, recently returned
from furlough all smiles over the
new addition to the family no
cigars were passed as Web feared
the smoke would be injurious to
his daughter's eyes...The Guard-
ians' T/Sgt. Cartwright gets their
nomination as the field's number
one pin-up boy for the Wacs.
Congratulations were in order
last week to the three new majors,
former Captains Des Portes, Hub-
bard and McHenry.. .Incidentally,
the storm down at the B.. Q. the
other night was merely Major Des
Portes remonstrating with fellow
officers over the laundry marking
on his recently returned cloth-
ing. Through a slight error, the
initials were "J.A.P."...Cpl. Joe
Franza and Pfc. Bill Mahoney, both
of P.R.O., hit the trail this
week. Joe is scheduled to go
overseas while Bill is going into
camouflage work at another field.
One of the avenues at the field's
housing project should be named
after Joe as a tribute to the
excellent job he did here as
Frankie Perry, talented leader
of social activity at the 30th
Aviation Rec Hall has organized
a great choral group there. The
boys have already won a weekly
berth on WDLP's Sunday schedule.
...Sgt. Morrie Lieberman, genial
barrister of the Post Legal Of-
fice, left for O.C.S. this week
after almost two years of yeoman
service in that office. He'll be
missed as one of the field's more
ambitious sparkplugs.. .umor has
it that Captain Day recently dem-
onstrated Ju Jitsu to one of our
GI's of Chinese descent and rude-
ly discovered that the japs
learned the art from the Chinese!
ATTENTION, LT. PATTESON: It's
all right to participate in a War
Bond lottery, but let's not tempt
our luck by offering to give it
away if we win. A $50 Bond is a
$50 Bond, and ten years from now
you may regret that you surrender-
ed a lucky hit in a "Back the At-
For the benefit of those who
are losing sleep over it, the
words to that new ditty go some-
thing like this: 'Mareseatoata
and doeseatoats and little lambs
eat ivy; A kid will eat ivy too...'
(You're on your own from there.)
'Who gave the bride away?'
'I could have, but I kept my
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Apalach Men Stranded;
Sciullo Joins Others
Our men that came back from
Apalachicola Sunday had a break-
down with one of the trucks on
the way back to the field, and
were stranded for three hours.
They arrived back late, but thanks
to Mess Hall 2, the food situation
was well taken care of.
S/Sgt. Ernest M. Sciullo, one
of our students, has been in the
hospital for some time. The
obstacle course was too tough for
him, as he broke his ankle, but
we all hope that Ernie is on that
speedy road to recovery and that
he may start his gunnery school
training in the near future. Also
to the rest of our men in the
hospital, Szymanski, Brown, Car-
uso, Pierce and Fields, with all
the good care that they get, they
all want to finish what they
started, to be a gunner, so here's
hoping we see you all soon.
Lt. James N. Georgeson, our
Adjutant, who is one of those
bowlers that you dream about,
strike after strike, is at present
working in the Phase Check Dept.,
and we all miss his needed pre-
sence in the squadron. Hurry
Let's get in the groove, men.
With all the bragging going on
from other squadrons, especially
Sunday afternoon, when this writer
bumped into one of them, we cer-
tainly need our best basketball
team, as Coach Backer is con-
fident that his team is unbeat-
GI Splurges On Visit
To Barber Shop; Long
Distance Call Costsl
One of the so called fantastic
rumors spreading around the squad-
ron is that Pvt. Rolly A. Davis,
in a very bright state of mind,
tottled off to the barber shop
the other day and spent, can you
imagine, spent $4.50 for (1) hair-
cut. Some of the fellows say it' s
a wonder he has any hair left.
Maybe he does have a wig, who
So many of the fellows are
spending big sums for so many
things, around here that Sgt.
Frank A. Hellburg decided to con-
tribute a little also. So with a
lot of wind in his sails, Sgt.
Hellburg placed a long distance
telephone call to his girl friend.
He talked the first three minutes,
but we don' t know what the charges
were on that time; the best part
of it was that he had to pay $7.50
overtime charges on the call and
to end it all, there's a rumor
around that he lost his girl
friend. The morale of the story
being: "Spend thy money wisely"
ain' t it?
The squadron is pretty much
worried about its prodigy, Pfc.
James Quick. The other night
about 11 P.M., Jimmy came strag-
gling in with the sweetest little
knot on his forehead, of course
he says that he got it by apply-
ing the brakes too hard on his
car, making him hit his head on
the windshield. But we know bet-
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DISCIPLINE AND TEAMWORK STRESSED BY COMBAT'
VETERANS AT '44-4 GRADUATION CEREMONIES
As the remnants of Class 44-4
graduated on Tuesday morning, two
men, students of Class 44-10,
passed on to them some very valu-
able and practical advice. Even
though these men, M/Sgt. Paul J.
Scott and Cpl. Cleo A. Ammar came
from different combat zones, they
both emphasized military dis-
cipline as the important feature
of a fighting man. Without it,
a man is a danger and a hindrance
to the teamwork of his buddies.
I believe if a fellow will con-
stantly remind himself that he is
an important cogin a bomber crew,
no matter whether he is a pilot
or gunner, our Air Force will be
WANTED---volunteers to design
flight boards to be installed out-
side of each flight barracks.
Any man who has had experience in
this type of work is desperately
needed to insure this squadron of
the classiest appearing signs.
Come one, come all, turn your
ideas into Sgt. Manos.
According to the latest reports
from Coach "push-em-up" Wald-
streicher the basketball team is
going great guns in practice
against other quintets. The squad
has been reduced to the required
12 members, among whom we have 2
former Univ. of Michigan players,
Howard Levine and Philip Baris.
With such sparkplugs the outfit
ought to be a contender for the
ter, and if I'm not mistaken,
"better" is somewhat of a bru-
The battle is on: S/Sgt. F.F.
Snowden vs. S/Sgt. L. S. Marx
(Temp. Duty, N.J. I believe
that Sgt. Marx is going to find
the travelling kindof rough in
Millville when he gets back.
S/Sgt. Snowden has the urge now
and something tells me that thar's
going to be a feud. Sgt. Marx is
due back Wednesday so we'll just
sit back and watch the outcome... ?
Have you seen our C.O. strut-
ting around the field this past
week? Well, we'll tell you the
answer. Besides getting recogni-
tion from the psychological re-
search dept. as the best, repeat
best, student squadron on the
field, the outfit tied for first
in efficiency. That leaves the
problem of Saturday inspections
up to the students. If a few men
had only remembered to button
their shirts last week the "E"
flag might have been flying out-
side this orderly room. Let's be
careful in the future and show
the C.O. what you can do.
If anyone has information about
his fellow students turn it in to
New Class Boasts Rank
Galore; Many Pilots
Squadron E is off to a fine
start with class 44-11 coming in
last Sunday. This is a class of
all classes, flowered with men of
all ranks. We have one lieutenant
colonel, one major, two captains
and lieutenants galore. Of course
we do not mean to ignore mention.
of the lower ranking men, but
this new class boasts also of 21
staIf sergeants, 20 sergeants,
two tech sergeants and naturally
the usual crop of non-coms, Pfc's
Some of these men lack anything
but experience for there are some
who have witnessed many exper-
iences in Greenland; of partic-
ular note we wish to mention Sgt.
Loren H. Urseth, Cpl. Frank S.
Natoli and Pvt Henry Schreier.
'e also find quite a number of
pilots with class 44-11. Their
intention naturally was to take
the two'week course, but much to
their sorrow they are forced to
Band, Victorettes, GI
The Rec Hall vibrated to blar-
ing brass and boogie woogie as
graduating cadets danced and
laughed their farewell to Tyndall
Field Monday night. Splashing
feminine color contrasted almost
evenly with GI khaki, thanks to
the Victorettes and other organi-
zations--200 young ladies.
Class 44-5's graduation ball
was complete with a grand march
in the military manner. Music by
the "Tyndallairs" reflected the
professional talent of its 15
Cadets and their dates did ev-
erything but hang from the soft-
colored ceiling globes to witness
the entertainment. Favorite magic
of the evening was to make Lt.
Frasier's complexion match his
hair--the first songstress scored
beautifully. Jimmy and Ann, the
"Flying Axes, used skates and
centrificul force to tally again
with the Frasier pigment. Frankie
female Fats Waller, won the
Neatest trick of last week was
a little melo-drama called "Na-
ture in a High House, or Heyder
and Heyder. It was stark with
realism and will stand as a per-
petual, vivid warning to all
skeet range sergeants who would
dare elevate the lowly cadet.
Tyndall's obstacle course still
fascinates us--in a morbid sort
of way. I wonder if the original
plan called for dozens of pin-
up girls to be chased over the
barriers--how else could they
honestly expect that much exer-
tion? Stan "Blackie" Rosenthal,
as 'guest PT conductor, provided
a confusingly interesting period
last week. For a repeat perfor-
mance and morale builder, thai
old Phys. Ed. major, Ken Perry,
Quite common lately among our
breakfast music is a tuneful dit-
ty called "Curdle-up a Little
Closer. It usually ends on a
sour note. We are learning fast,
however, and now give every car-
ton a thorough sniff test be-
After we countered their sur-
prise attacks, the fearful phase
checks were taken in stride by
44-8, We found them thorough, but
far from unreasonable.
string along for the entire
course. Here is the story on
these pilots: they are going to
be permanent party at either Tyn-
dall or Apalachicola, and after
their gunnery course, they will
fly P-40s as a part of the gun-
nery program on camera missions
or what have you.
All of the personnel in this
squadron extends its wishes to
Lt. McDaniel, supply officer,
for recently becoming "Papa" to
a baby girl. The cigars were very
fluently being passed around for
This week is closed by asking
the question: "Just what do you
mean by oeing up at all hours of
the night, Pfc. Pascal, and with
your lights on to disturb others?
--Cpl. R.D. Irving
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February 5, 1944 THE TYNDAJIL TARGET Page 7
The week's biggest news,
from the viewpoint of most
Americans, was our attack on
the Japanese-held Marshall
Islands, in the west central
Last Sunday, following a
month of intensive air bom-
bardment, a mighty American
naval armada sailed boldly in-
to the island group and heav-
ily shelled important enemy
installations. On Monday, pow-
erfbl forces of U.S. soldiers
and Marines stormed ashore on
the tiny islands of Kwajalein
atoll, and by week's end had
gained complete control of Roi
Island (and its airfield) and-
were making steady progress in
their other attacks.
According to the officer in
chargeof the Marshall assault,
Vice Admiral Raymond A. Spru-
ance, our casualties thus far
have been "moderate," but "we
are prepared for any eventual-
ity." Once the strategic Kwa-
jalein atoll is in our hands,
the remaining islands of the
Marshall group will be much
easier to capture.
Probably as an aid to the
Marshall operation, American
bombers last Tuesday attacked
Wake Island, north of the Mar-
shalls. Returning fliers re-
port that Wake will be useless
as a Japanese offensive base
for many months to come. When
we have cleared the enemy out
of the Marshalls, the next
move in the central Pacific
may be the recapture of Wake.
In Italy, the Allied beach-
head below Rome is being wid-
ened and deepened against
fierce German opposition. In
mid-week, the German "Gustav
Line," 40 miles to the south,
crumbled on a four-mile front
a'nd American forces broke
through into unfortified ter-
The Germans have another de-
fense line, nine miles north
of the Gustav line, which our
forces have not yet reached.
But it, as well as the now-
shattered Gustav line, will be
useless to the Nazis if they
can not repel the threat posed
by the Allied beach-head in
their rear. The forces in this
beach-head (now amounting to
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This map shows the position of the Jap-held Marshall islands (circled) in relation to key Japa-
nese points of Tokyo, Tiruk and Rabaul, and the American bastion of Pearl Harbor.
several divisions) are already
only 40 miles from the main
Anglo-American forces fighting
in the south. Unless they are
quickly .annihilated, which
seems very unlikely, the Ger-
man commander Von Kesselring
will have to retreat to still
another defense line--this
time above Rome.
Several weeks ago, the Red
Army drove across the pre-war
border of Russia into Poland,
just south of the Pripet Mar-
shes on the central sector of
the Russian front. Now, dur-
ing the past week, they have
forced the Nazis back into
Estonia, in the northern sec-
tor west of Leningrad.
At this point the Russian-
Estonian border runs for 30
miles between Lake Peipus on
the south and the Gulf of Fin-
land on the North (see map on
the back of this page). The
Germans are being forced back
through this narrow bottle-
neck; and the odds are that
they have seen Russia for the
last time --wwhich probably
won't disappoint many of them.
Further to the south, a num-
ber of Russian drives are mak-
ing steady progress, but on a
less dramatic scale. Quite
possibly the next major Rus-
sian effort will be made in
the great bend of the Dnepr
River, on the southern sector
of the front. This area has
been relatively dormant for
some time, and it is here that
the Germans have their deepest
penetration into Russian soil.
German forces near Kirovograd
(see map) are dangerously close
to encirclement, and the Nazis
recently admitted withdrawals
in this area.
The great bombing offensive
against Germany goes on. Ac-
cording to figures recently
released in London, the R.A.F.
alond dropped 18,000 tons of
high explosives on Germany
during the month of January.
Of these, 9,300 tons were
awarded to Berlin, which ac-
cording to Swedish reports is
now a "dead city."
In these mass raids, the
length of the attack is as im-
portant as the tonnage of bombs
dropped. In the London "Blitz,"
the Nazis dropped almost 1,000
tons of TNT on the British
capital during one 12-hour
period -- thus giving the Lon-
doners time to put out fires,
do rescue work, etc. In their
latest big raid, the British
rained 2,500 tons of TNT on
Berlin in less than 30 min-
utes--that is, at the rate of
100 tons a minute for 25 min-
To add insult to injury, the
British will often follow up
a mass raid with an attack by
their "Mosquito"bomberS which
do relatively little damage
but keep Berlin's populace or
edge. Or maybe, when the Ger-
mans are expecting a Mosquito
foray, it will turn out to be
another heavy assault. The
Berliners never know--until
it's too late.
Ex-'Flying Tiger' Ace
Routs 30 Nazi Planes
London (CNS)-Maj. James H.
Howard is America's first air-hero
veteran of both the Atlantic and
Pacific wars. Maj. Howard, who
once fought with the famed "Fly-
ing Tigers" in China, recently
outfought 30 Nazi fighters for half
an hour over Oschersleben to pro-
tect a formation of Flying Fort-
resses on a bombing mission. He
was officially credited with two
German planes destroyed, two
probables and one damaged. The
German Planes Use
Searchlights, Reds Say
Moscow (CNS)-German night
fighters are using two new tricks
on the Russian front, according to
reports here. The Germans have
mounted searchlights on their
planes to hunt the skies for Rus-
sian aircraft. The other German
wrinkle is the use of signal lights
in the tails by which an airman
would flash directions to his col-
leagues following him on the lo-
cation of Russian planes.
February 5, 194.4
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February 5, 1944 THE T~ NDALL TARGET Page 9
SILVER STAR STIRS
All the men in the Instructors
Squadron are a little squint eyed
this week as a result of keeping
a sharp look-out for the Inspect-
ing Generals. I did get a good
look at the Silver Star and I
wonder just how long a GI has to
stay in the army to get one. I
kinda took a fancy to it. All of
the boys were wearing a weary and
haggard look the result of work-
ing nights and doing P.T. just the
same. It's really tough and some
of the fellows were even too tired
to fall asleep.
Sgt. Weatherby was the proud
owner of two cars this week.
Neither would run but they both
pushed easy. Because there is a
war on the only patriotic thing
for him to do was sell one of
them so he sold his town car and
kept the sport job.
The men got their pay a few days
ago. Everyone you talked to was
broke, but it's surprising to see
the way Sgt. Wine borrowed $75 in
less than 75 minutes. Got a good
look at Sgt. Proffitt Sunday
under a car. He was covered with
grease from head to toe. After
he finished and stood next to his
lovely wife I saw how the phrase
"Beauty and the Beast" originated.
Saw Sgt. Waller lugging a huge
box full of stationery that he
ordered for some of the fellows
in the squadron. It took the
order so long to get here, some
of the fellows thought that Wal-
ler was running a small swindle
of some kind. I know better than
that. After all, it was Waller
that said, and I quote, "I love
my wife, or any reasonable fac-
I'm sorry to report that our
basketball team lost its first
contest, but I have the promise
of one of the big wheels on the
team that they will certainly do
much better the next time although
they only lost by three points.
-Sgt. Harvey Wine
GERACI NOT TO BLAME
FOR KEGLERS' SLUMP
Our basketball team is still
going great, and it is the earnest
wish of this scribe that our
bowling team could get in the
same stride--but it is sure not
the fault of Geraci, the ace of
our bowling squad: at least he is
according to the score sheet
THINGS THAT PUZZLE US What is
Lt. Miller going to do now that
his partner for ping pong has
left our squadron? Why Sgt.
Hasko is always carrying an ash
tray around with him--the same is
no puzzle to a certain Sgt. who
knows the answer. What Sgt.
Fearer would do if he didn't get
that sugar report every day? Why
Pfc. Murphy's hair is no longer
curly? Is something getting in
your hair, Murph?
THINGS WE SAW AND HEARD: We
hear that pfcs. Bishop and Bar-
rett are really developing their
vocal cords since they have been
going through the gunnery school
...We saw S/Sgt. Franklin playing
ping pong at the U.S.O. and he
surely puts his heart and soul in
every game, he says he is so suc-
cessful because he gives every
shot the right Rad deflection...
We hear that Sgt. Mazzola has a
new niftie and her name could be
Martha, and how do I know? Well,
a reporter is supposed to know
everything. -S/Sgt. John C. Benz
Basketball Team Wins
We extend our heartiest con-
gratulations to Cpl. James Con-
way who recently became the proud
father of a baby girl. Both
mother and child are doing splen-
didly but Jimmie is still re-
covering from the ordeal. In-
cidentally, he wanted a boy.
We won our basketball game from
Ordnance last week and no mention
was made of it in the Target.
And now we've won our second game
from the QM's. Our team looks
like a comer and may cop the
field championship yet. Prosper
an.d Lake showed exceptionally
good form in the last game. Last
but not least, our bowling team
has showed some improvement and
has won several games.
We lost quite a few men, among
them Axe of the Skating Axes. We
are really sorry to see so many
good men go and we wish them the
best of luck with their new out-
BANTER: pl. Wilkinson is still
going steady with his "En morata"
and needs just a little urging to
take the final step... Cpl. C.
Barker was recently disillusioned
...A sight for sore eyes...Some
of the office crew pulling guard
when some of the Squadrons failed
to respond to Guard Call. Pvt.
Hitt is still in the hospital but
is doing nicely...Nominations are
still in order for WAC pin-up
boy. Submit names to this column.
MAN OF THE WEEK: Pvt. George
Moser is our Guardian of the
week. George hails from the lit-
tle hamlet of Mt. Airy, North
Carolina, and was born March 29,
1924. Pvt. Moser used to work in
a furniture factory.before coming
in the service. He played base-
ball and softball for teams around
his home town and is a classy
ball player. "Gawge" went to
Guard school at Miami Beach and
received several shooting medals
for proficiency with his shoot-
Moser is now as M.P. of the
gates and is well liked by all
for his cheerfulness and his
ability to get along with people.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta.
Rawls' Oranges, Dean's
Make Week's News
No doubt you have all seen Sgt.
Dean in his new "coiffure. If
this thing keeps up somebody had
better tell Veronica Lake to move
Might we suggest of our esteem-
ed CO that he grant Cpl. Nick
Rawls more frequent furloughs.
That case of oranges that he sent
back from his, home should keep
the boys in "juices" for quite a
I hear tell that Pfc. Wozniak
has found a way to avoid saluting
second lieutenants. (Instead of
throwing them a "highball, he
just throws them a mouse. )
Two of our more eminent non-
commissioned officers will bear
me out on this one. We' re still
trying to figure out why Lt. Coe
should visit the Officers' Mess
to "grab a snack. (Could it be
their food--or the company.)
Welcome home, Grover Dean. We
don' t know how long we'11 keep
you this time, but should you
ever leave again couldn't you use
a valet on this trip? ,You'll find
me a very welcome servant.
The boys in 619 are hoping that
something could be done about
keeping the basketball games in
the Post Gym instead of in their
barracks. It seems as though ev-
ery game that Cpl. Sollon plays
in is replayed after "lights
out. (No offense, Bill. I still
respect ability. )
On February 14, next, the cit-
izens of Dozier, Ala., will sub-
stitute a "Pecan Festival" in-
stead of the traditional St.
Valentine's Day. It seems that
since most of the men from that
town have been called away to;the
services, Kid Cupid has taken a
back seat. However, not so with
our local representative from
that fair little community. St.
Valentine's Day, unless I'm
wrong, should bring a beautiful
little "card" from out Texas way.
Dear Judy: Your hubby was gra-
cious enough to have shown me a
portion of a letter from you that
stated that "our local corres-
pondent for the Tyndall Target
doesn' t miss much" Perhaps so,
Judy, and trust me to see that
the man you married for better or
worse arrives safely back to you
no worse--but definitely better.
--Sgt. A.S. Jackrel
LETTUCE, FONTANA, AND
I'm a moneyed man ternight...
just got paid today. Us poor GI's
had to show everything from a
Willkie button to a true copy of
the 1928 issue of Mutt and Jeff's
S/Sgt. Fontana is spending a
lot of government time in the
Post Operations Record Section
now-a-days. It is whispered about
the squadron that he would like
to trade a Link trainer for a
Typewriter tamer... We think he's
Toby or not TOBY, my friends?
That is the question. (Punk pun,
Smokey has just been warned to
wear a steel helmet since last
week's little column--namely par-
agraph number one (1) as concerns
a mishap at the theater.
This brings to mind a little
incident of some few years ago.
We had the best Parson in the
whole Valley, he could skin yer
up one side and down other be-
fore you could say Jack Robinson
with your mouth wide open. That
man was a never say die sinner-
The old boy was having some
trouble with a few of the Breth'-
ren about the way he laid forth
the Gospel, so one night during
Revival he said his Sermon was a
very short one and that he was
going to name every single moth-
er's son of them that had failed
to respond to the passing of the
hat at collection time. He went
on at some length to say that he
had some green walnuts up in the
Pulpit and was going to let the
Guilty party have it right twixt
the eyes. The old Preacher laid
aside his Bible and fondled a
nice green walnut in his hand for
a moment, then raised his soft
grey eyes to look over his Specs
(he wore horn rimmed specs) at
the deathly still congregation...
he raised a powerful hand on high
and...every Deacon in the house
ducked his head
So as we.were saying, if the
shoe fits--wear it.
Sgt. Morris A. Lieberman is
somewhat over-awed at his li' 1
colleague, Pvt. Dewey W. Gustaf-
son. Pvt. Gussie (Gustafson) upon
returning from a short errand
found strange things happening to
his desk. From reliable sources
we quote... Quote: G-G-G---G-Gosh,
Cap' n, S-S-Sir.... whooo laid
t-t-this 'ere Punkin on my desk?
Believe it or not,'chums, it was
our very good buddy Sgt. Lieber-
man merely catching a few winks
on Gussie's desk.
JI.M (M ar
American Legion Magazine.
February 5, 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
aVe1 H YDALTRE
-Jam Handy-- --Quartermaster--
Jam Handy Penny Arcade WATER WAGON FOR KING, RECORD FOR CURRAN,
Proves Popular With
Through the portals of Jam Handy
hundreds of potential gunners of
three nations pass; they are look-
ing for actual combat conditions
in which to gain real fighting
experience.... They get it. An
additional thrill comes from a
memory strangely stirred .. a
memory of the Penny Arcade at
Coney Island or the machine in
the corner pool room which offer-
ed an opportunity to shoot down a
Jap plane .. Throw in on top of
that the fact that Jam Handy re-
quires "no burning of the mid-
night oil" while students ponder.
over and try to decipher hastily
scrawled notes, and you will know
why Jam Handy is so popular with
Squadrons A,B,C,D, and E, also
the A/Cs who like a little diver-
sion from too much in the academ-
The "instructor situation" is
looking up in this part of the
Synthetic Trainer Dept. For a
while instructors were scarce,
but with the addition of Oppert,
Schneller, Gill, Fellman, Regina,
and Kolar the men in Jam Handy
can cease to "sweat out" the Re-
treat list every day.
Former Jam Handy instructors
are now in the process of grind-
ing their way through gunnery
school; they drop by every day or
so to get a bit of sympathy...
T.G. Smith is wondering if his
War Dept. will get those "silver
wings" she is expecting. Poor
Ludlam just wonders if they'll
let him look at a pair... This
process of turning out the "best
damn gunners in the world" must
be rough, not to mention rugged.
It could be said here that the
fires in Berlin testify to the
quality of American gunners, but
headlines speak for themselves.
By the way, if you notice stray
partsof any description along the
roadside, touch them not.' Sgt.
"Scavenger" Durthaler will be
back. After all there is a limit
to the load a man can handle, eh,
Do you recall Stepin Fetchit of
Hollywood fame? Well, the equal,
done in white this time, works in
Jam Handy, Sisco believes in put-
ting off until tomorrow that which
doesn't absolutely have to be
S/Sgt. Bramblet is in the poetry
writing stage--yet, for sure there
must be something serious involv-
ed 'cause he's salting away his
cash. All that escapes the "bone"
heap, that is.
Competition is keen at Jam
Handy with new scoring devices to
keep the men right up to par in
this business of Rads Deflection.
Suggestion of the Week: If you
know your Rads Deflection your
opponent hasn' t a ghost of a
Something To Shoot At
Here's a new record fbr Tyndall
Field gunners to shoot at.
Sgt. James R. Hamil ton, of
Georgetown, Ky., tail gunner on
a Flying Fortress, knocked down
probably 10 German planes in the
attack on Osch]ersleben on Jan-
Sergeant Hamilton was wounded
half-way through the running
air battle, making his record all
the more remarkable.
The record for all six runners
in a Fortress is 13.
ZALL AND BARRY FOR BRITAIN, IS OM REPORT
Well, my friends, and my foes
too (those vicious rumor mongers)
--now that we' ve overcome an at-
tack of the flu and returned to
the fold, we' re ready to go to
press. While on the topic, the
office crew welcomes back Sara
Montgomery after her recent bout
with laryngitis. What was the
song being hummed by some of the
office queens? Oh, yes: "One Doz-
en Roses. Why?
New Year pledges are rather
late, but Jonathan Bruciel King
is pledged to ride a new vehicle
for this year, a vehicle without
wheels, yes, a figurative one,
known to members of the Elbow
Readers Club as the "W. W." John
my boy, you know what water will
do to your pipes. They'll be
clogged with rust inside of a
Here' s one for the book--Rip-
ley' s "Believe it or Not" book.
Lately, Leonardi has been avoid-
ing his usual nightly haunts like
a bum avoids a job. Wonder why?
--Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life.. And
right here in camp, too. At an
elegant social gathering of the
boys from the East Side of Tho-
ity-Thoid and Thoid Avenue held
at the Rec Hall, Kid Cupid him-
self, otherwise known as Silent
Jim McDonnell, was seen romancing
a comely Wac from Philly. McDon-
nel with his flirty-flirty, beer-
stained eyes flashed his person-
ality smile and talk--and that
was the end of that romance. What
didya expect, a True Romance end-
Dalton, Direnzo, Naples, And-
rews, Palumbo, Mulligan--he of
the romantic tenor "verce"--were
some of the local sports present
at the affair. Incidentally, Di-
renzo wants it known that he is
not running a Lonely Hearts Club.
Mebbe so, bud, but you' d better
get roller skates to court your
cupids or you'll develop cauli-
flower ears from the phone ear
piece. Ah, speaking of phones,
we all wonder how a certain op-
erator got along without one of
our Tech Sgt's telephone "chats. "
The office certainly missed those
little notes of endearment which
Paul scribbles as he chit-chats
with her AND which he forgets
around the desk. Let's have some
The Commissary didn' t make
headlines this week but the com-
edians are sure to provide some
interesting tid-bits next week,
now that they've developed an
"interest" in that lovely little
spot down the road-a-piece, Port
Flash! Curran is out to break
his own record. By his own ad-
mission, F.P. Curran, Boston' s
Bean representative at Tyndall,
said he was going to try to break
his own record of 32 continuous
hours of sleep. Now the big ques-
tion in everyone' s mind is, who
will be able to tell 'the differ-
ence? He talks in his sleep and
sleeps when he talks.
Zall and Barry, two of the
907th boys, are making merry in
Merry ole Britain. And folks,
have you noticed...a certain
young lady in Rail Trans. and
T/Sgt. Macbeth exchange smiles
when they meet'. There should be
lots of questions asked about
this...Welcome back to the com-
pany, Sgt. Suter, and we hear
that the fairer sex in Washington
outnumbers the stronger (???) sex.
Ah--what a paradise.
RETURNED BY POPULAR DEMAND
Several months ago the Target carried a photo of M-G-M's
chic, blonde bombshell, Marilyn Maxwell. Many times since,
we have had requests to print another pose of the delicious
dish. Her studio recently forwarded us one and we're losing
no time in getting it to you fine connoiseurs of female fea-
Rec Hal I Dance For War
Bond Buyers Thursday;
Glee Club On WDLP
Who said there's nothing new
under the sun? Our squadron will
sponsor a War Bond dance Thursday
night, February 10, in the Rec
Hall, and only those who contri-
buted toward the purchase of War
Bonds will be admitted. War
Bonds will be awarded to five
lucky persons. One $50 bond and
four $25 bonds will be awarded
An entertainment program feature
ing Frankie Perry will be pre
If arrangements can be complet-
ed in time, the Squadron Glee Club
will present a radio broadcast
tomorrow from the Rec Hall. Capt.
Freeman, Special Service Officer,
is attempting to run a line into
the Rec Hall so the broadcast can
be made over station WDLP of Pan-
ama City. The Glee Club audi-
tioned last week and was success-
ful in every degree.
We bade goodbye to 11 members
of our squadron this week. These
boys, all members of the Ordnance
detail, departed for "places un-
known. We wish them good luck
at their new fields and in their
The Post basketball team, al-
though finding a difficult tim'
getting teams to oppose it, in
practicing faithfully in antici-
pation of its next game. Under
the direction of Pfc. Dawkins,
the team has held several prac-
tice sessions lately, and is
ready to take on all comers. If
possible, Rosenwald will furnish
the opposition in a game sometime
Yes, the band is still at it.
The boys really "burn up the Rec
Hall," with their jive, and it
won't be long before they make
their initial appearance. Flet-
cher Henderson is another Gene
Krupa with the drums, and Pvt.
Purnell Williams, whois in charge
of the band, lets Henderson "beat
it out" to his heart's content.
When summer comes our squadron
area is expected to be one of the
most attractive at Tyndall Field
Grass is being planted and shrub
bery placed on different parts o
the area. It will add to the
beauty of Tyndall Field.
-Cpl Arthur Williams
WASPS Come Through
As Bomber Pilots
Women pilots are now flying
B-26s at two AAF Training Command
flexible gunnery schools, the
War Department announced this
They are %bmen's Airfbrce Serv-
'ice Pilots--WASPs-and have been
assigned tentatively to opera-
tions at the Harlingen and Lar-
edo, Texas, gunnery schools.
Col. Peter Pearcy, conimmdin4
.officer at Laredo, said the WASP'
have been doing an exceptional
job. They have checked out in
the AT-23, which is a stripped
B-26, to his complete satisfac-
He expects to use the women to
fly tow planes and also to act
as pilots for students on gun-
nery practice, the War Department
press release said.
Father: 'Sonny, I'm going to
tell you a story.'
Four year old: 'Okay, Joe, but
keep it clean. The old lady may
P age 10
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RESULTS and STANDINGS
(February 4th Results)
Group I 27, Physical Tng. 19
Dept. of Tng. 41, Group II 26
D. of T. Tech 43, Admn. 30
NEXT FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE
D. of T. Techs. vs. Group I
Administration vs. D. of T. Sqdns
Group II vs. physical Tng.
TEN LEADING SCORERS
Moore (Finance) 31
Coon (344th) 28
Vancott (40th) 27
Stevens (25th) 25
Hunt (348th) 24
Black (69th) 22
Ravenscroft (69th) 20
Gillispie (Inst Sq) 20
tKeltner (Medics) 16
Stoudt (Inst Sq) 15
25th Alt. Tng.
932nd Guard Sq.
INTER-SQUADRON LEAGUE RESULTS
ORDNANCE (43) INSTR. SQ. (39)
Cotts......... 1 Stoudt........ 10
Raganact ...... 2 Weiner........ 0
Heefs......... 1 Howells....... 5
Stevens....... ..10 uick......... 5
Hughes....... 0 Millhollen ... 0
Delbyck....... 0 Grahas ........ 8
Manderson..... 3 Bennett....... 0
Capo ella ..... 2 Gillespie..... 8
Altenborg ..... 0
Sills ......... 5
eznoska ...... 0
Cartarlght .... 0
Richards 0.. 0
Chasteen ..... 0
Lake .......... 0
Anderson ..... 8
Sproals ...... 9
Martin ........ 2
Schri npr. .... 1
Greenberg ...... C
Prysl ........ 6
Walker ....... 3
r rouch ....... l
Geske ....... 0
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Bernhard ... 2
Fridan . 12
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T/F BOXERS TO ENTER 1944 GOLDEN GLOVES;
PRELIMINARIES AT PENSACOLA FEB. 14-17
Tyndall's boxers will get their first chance at outside competi-
tion and possibly national fame in the coming Gulf Coast Anateur
Boxing Championships to be held at Pensacola February 14, 15 and
16. The winners of the Pensacola matches will then be entered in
the Chicago Golden Gloves tourney scheduled for February 28, 29 and
Sgt. Mel Altis, of the physical training staff and mentor of T/F
boxing hopefuls, announced that entries in the amateur bouts at
Pensacola and the Golden Gloves tourney will be restricted to per-
manent party enlisted men. GI' s desiring to try out are requested
to fill out application blanks in their squadron orderly rooms and
attend workout sessions held daily from 8 A.M. to 9 P.M. in the
post gym. Men who will be unable to compete in the above mentioned
bouts are asked to attend workouts in preparation for future trips.
The Pensacola bouts are open to amateur teams and individuals in
the Gulf coast section. All expenses will be paid by the tournament
sponsors and team and Individual trophies will be awarded.
Ever conspicuous by its absence on Tyndall Field has been
a popular display of spirit, fighting or otherwise. In the
course of time we thought a change would occur. It has' t.
That spirit, cooperation, or call it what you will, so neces-
sary to carry out successfully any project requiring more
than person, has not as yet appeared in sufficient quantity
to be pulled out and labelled as such.
We have asked ourselves many times: "What is responsible
for this lack of spiritual cohesion?" and frankly had to ad-
mit that no logical answer .was available. It is no secret
that anything accomplished at Tyndall Field in the past two
years, outside of purely military activities and not as re-
sult of a direct military order, has been undertaken by
small groups or individuals without the cooperation or ap-
preciation of the men on the field at large -- and, nine
times out of ten, these activities were of a recreational
Getting down to specific cases, let's examine the success
of what should be the greatest center of activity on any
post, or in any town, a gymnasium, our new gymnasium. For
many months we've listened to gripes about the lack of sports
facilities on this field. Slowly but surely, those facili-
ties were made available. The completion of the gym was
the final touch.
On Thursday, January 22, after a great deal of publicity,
the gym was officially opened with a triple-header (three
basketball games). Less than ONE HUNDRED persons were on
hand as spectators for the occasion Fortunately, the band
and some fifty competitors were present to prevent the echoes
from splitting ear-drums.
All right. Chalk up the poor attendance to NOT ENOUGH
publicity, or, deliberate staying away in droves in order
not to "jinx" the gym on its opening night. On Tuesday,
February 1, the post basketball team met the local Coast
Guard court sqaad in a one game play-off for the first-half
championship of the USO league.
The Panana City News-Herald carried pre-game stories on
both contests. Several columns of the Target were devoted
to the games and the new gym's opening. Notices were in-
serted in the Daily Bulletin for several days preceding the
genes. Announcements were made over the public address sys-
tem in the Post Theater between features. The Special Ser-
vice Council members and Athletic and Recreation represent-
atives were instructed to verbally advertise the contests.
The championship play-off gane was announced at a staff meet-
ing on the day of the game.
What happened? ONE H1NDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE spectators were
on hand for the play-off, fifty of whom were Coast Guard
rooters who drove in from Panama City to cheer their team.
Possibly five officers were present as non-participants.
The Tyndall team won the game and the first-half champion-
ship. The team walked into the locker room accompanied by
a thunderous acclaim of silence.
GROUP I KEGLERS DOWN
RETREADS, KEEP LEAD
The unpredictable Retreads
threw a scare into the league-
leading Group I keglers Thursday
night, but failed to hold their
early advantage and lost out in
the deciding game to drop two to
the pilots in a surprisingly
close match. Group I stretched
their margin over the nearest
opposition to six full games a
they rolled through their eleventh
straight match without defeat.
The Gremlins worked hard to
pile up a decisive margin in all
three of their games with the
Pell Ringers to move into a tie
for second with that club, al-
though both teams remained well
out of range of the loop leaders.
Another hot battle saw fourth
pl ace occupied by the Snafus, as
they pushed the Sluggers down a
notch in winning two of three,
at the same time cooling off a
prolonged winning streak by the
ex-baseballers. Group II and
M.O.Q. tangled in the final en-
counter, the pilots emerging
victorious in the first two ganr-
to clinch their match again
last season's champs.
Capt. Gurnow of the Gremlins
turned in a heal 'hy 234 middle
game and a 568 series for high
individual, and his total en-
abled the Greralins to rack up
2377 pins for team honors as the
season moved past the half-way
The standings: W L
Group 1 25 8
Bell Ringers 19 14
Gremlins 19 14
Snafus 17 16
Sluggers 16 17
Group II 14 19
Retreads 11 22
M.O.Q. 11 22
Sun., Mon., 'THE DESERT SONG,
Dennis Morgan, Irene Manning.
Tuesday, 'TIMBER QUEEN, Richard
Arlen, Mary Beth Hughes. 'BEAU-
TIFUL BUT BROKE, John Hubbard,
Wed., Thurs., 'A GUY NAMED JOE,
Srencer Tracy, Irene Dunne.
Friday, 'THE RACKET MAN,' Tom
Neat, Jeanne Bates.
Sun., Mon., 'HIGHER AND HIGHER, '
Frank Sinatra, Michele Morgan.
Tues., Wed., 'TOP MAN, Donald
O'Connor, Suzanna Foster,
Thurs., Fri., 'WHISTLING T-"
BROOKLYN, Red Skelton.
Saturday, 'VIGILANTES RIDE AGAIN,
Late Show Saturday, 'SWEET ROSIE
O'GRADY, Betty Grable, Robert
Sun., Mon., 'HOOSIER HOLIDAY,
Dale Evans, George Byron.
Tuesday, 'MYSTERY BROADCAST,
Nils Asther, Ruth Terry.
Wednesday, 'PIED PIPER, Monty
Woolley, Roddy McDowell.
Thursday, 'SANTA FE TRAIL, Errol
Flynn, Olivia de Havilland.
Fri., Sat., 'GUNS OF PEODS, Dick
February 5, 1944 THEF TYNDlALLT TARGET' Pge1
By BOB HAWK
Quizmaster: "THANKS TO THE YANKS"
1. What two well known flavors
used together produce a flavor
2. In playing cards, a diamond
has a diamond design, a heart
has a heart design. What is the
design of a club?
3. Are United States civilians
eating more, less or the same as
they did in pre-war days?
4. If you wanted to be as for-
mal as possible in answering a
letter, would you use "My dear
Mr. Smith" or "Dear Mr. Smith?"
5. There are two "Axis" coun-
tries Germany and Japan. Give
within three the number of coun-
tries which signed the declar-
ation of United Nations.
6. If you look into a swimming
pool, does it appear deeper or
shallower than It actually is?
7. In the song "Mother Machree, "
is Machree the name of the Mother
or is it a term of endearment?
8. Other conditions being equal,
are telephone calls more numerous
on a clear day or on a stormy day?
9. When a professional boxer
passes the peak of his career,
does he notice he is slipping
first in his eyes, his arms, his
THE CHAIN LETTER CRAZE MAY BE
COMING BACK. HERE'S OE WE -
'To whom it may concern:
'This chain was started in the
hope of bringing happiness to
tired business men. Unlike most
chains, this one does not cost
any money. Simply send a copy of
this letter to five males, then
bundle'up your wife and send her
to the fellow whose name heads
'When your name works to the
top, you will receive 15,625 gor-
'Have faith. Do not break the
chain. One man broke the chain
and got his wife back.'
hands or his legs?
10. If a bride is planning a
model ru"-shaped kitchen, where
should she put the refrigerator,
the work table, the sink and the
stove in order to save her the
most time and footsteps?
i. Coffee and chocolate,
2. The clover leaf.
3. About the same.
4. "My dear Mr. Smith. *
7. Term of endearment.
8. On a stormy day.
10. Refrigerator near back door;
next, the work table; continuing
in the same direction, sink at
the base of "u" (under window if
possible); next, the stove, near
the dining room door.
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NEV1hK MUVJ an injured men until
medical help comes, unless it is impos-
sible to keep him warm where he is, or
unless his condition is so critical that
immediate action is necessary.
NEVER HANDLE a wounded man
roughly, and do not try to do too much.
A Medical Corps man should be called
as soon as possible.
February 5, 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
* GUNNER OF THE CLASS *
M/SGT. PAUL J. SCOTT
M/Sgt. Scott is 24 years old
and names Groveton, Texas, as
his home town. An army veteran
of 7 years, Scott served three
of them with the Infantry at Fort
Sam Houston, Texas.
After fourteen months at Lowry
Field where he completed the
armorer's course, he was assign-
ed to the 8th Air Force as a
chief armorer. He served more
than a year in England prior to
being returned to the States.
PFC. WALTER H. GOODWIN
Pfc. Goodwin is a native of
Natich, Mass., and is twenty-one
He entered the service in De-
cember, 1942, and is a graduate
of Lowry Field's armorer' s course.
Goodwin is single, and was em-
ployed in a shoe shop before en-
tering the service. He attended
the local high school and played
baseball for the varsity team.
T/SGT. FOSTER JOHNSON
PVT. RALPH KARINELLI
Last week's G.o.t.W., Pvt.
Marinnelli finishes up here as
top gunner of his class. He was
born in Dover, N.J., and was in-
ducted in July, 1943, at Camp Up-
ton. He had previously served a
hitch in the Infantry (1933-36).
Marinelli has been married for
five years and is the papa of an
18 months old son. In civilian
life he was employedas a traffic
CPL. ALVIN V. JONES
Cpl. Jones is twenty-six years
old and a native of Crawfords-
ville, Iowa. He graduated from
the local high school where he
played two years of varsity bas-
ketball, which sport he names as
Jones entered the army in Sep-
tember, 1942, and has since been
stationed at six different fields.
He is a graduate of the army
radio school at Madison, Wiscon-
sin, and also of the radar school.
A native of Corbin, Kentucky,
T/Sgt. Johnson is 26 years old,
and after graduating from the
Corbin High School, entered South-
eastern Oklahoma Teachers Col-
Johnson volunteered for ser-
vice with the Air Corps in Oct.,
1940, at Seattle Washington, and
has since spent 17 months in the
Southwest Pacific theater of war.
He had flown in 58 missions,
fought in two major engagements
and wears the Air Medal with 3
SGT. RICHARD fIANDRAHAN
Sgt. Handrahan calls Canan-
diagua, N.Y., his home and after
completing his high school edu-
cation locally, entered Dart-
mouth College where he played
The twenty-two year-old stu-
dent gunner joined the army in
January, 1942, at Rochester, N.
Y., and after graduating from
the mechanic's course at Chanute
Field, was sent to the Bell and