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"With Malice Toward None...
It was Good Friday, always
the worst night of the year,
but the evening of April 14th,
1865, found the theater of
John T. Ford, in Washington,
filled to its capacity.
It had been announced both
President Lincoln and General
Grant would show themselves
to the public at Ford's, and
along with the inveterate
playgoers cane the noisy cele-
brants of the North's recent
victory over the South to feast
The eccentric John Wilkes
Booth, eminent Shakespearean
actor, and noted for the vir-
ility of his performances, was
appearing with Miss Laura Keane
in a well-known play of the
day. But, unsuspected by any-
one, Booth had written new and
terrible lines for the play,
and as his dark eyes flashed
up at the Presidential box he
could see the chief protagonist
in the drana that would short-
ly unfold itself, chatting
easily with friends.
Along in the third act it
happened. Stealthily making
his way to the rear of the
President's stall, the de-
luded actor, athirst with pas-
sion fbr the injuries he im-
agined had been visited on the
South, shot the President
through the back of the head
and then, knifing his friend,
Major Rathbone to the floor,
jumped over the rail to the
stage, shouting, "Sic sanper
tyrannis," and made his escape
through the wings to his wait-
Thus died one of the noblest
of men. Abraham Loncoln, six-
teenth President of the United
States, 1861 1865, at the
hands of an assassin.
The internecine strife had
weighed heavily on Lincoln's
heart, for despite the galling
objections of Edwin M. Stan-
ton, his Secretary of War,
Lincoln could not bring him-
self to regard "those rebels"
as other than misguided child-
ren who had strayed from the
Consequently, when the news
of Lee's surrender at Appom-
attox Court House, flashed
over the wires through the
night of April.9, 1865, the
President's first spoken wrds
were, "thank God.they've come
For him it was no victory--
these grievous four years of
Civil War had bled white and
exhausted the defeated states
of the South and even the vic-
torious North reflected to
some degree the ravages of
that blind and terrible domes-
* Now the war was over, and
the nation was busy binding
up its wounds. But Lincoln
knew that the return to the
ways of peace would of itself
accelerate the nation's pro-
gress, and so bring it nearer
to the greatness of its in-
His plans for the recon-
struction of the South were
the sort an indulgent father
makes fbr a wayward son, firm,
but filled with kindliness and
reprieve. These surely, were
his thoughts, as his carriage
picked its way through the
paraders that lined both sides
of Pennsylvania Avenue and
hailed him happily as he rode
by on his way to Ford's the-
And so the year 1865 brought
concurrently to the nation a
victory and a greater loss.
For long after the shouting
and the tumult over the former
had died dowl, people in a new
century were still talking
about a man in the old...for
like his Gettysburg Address...
he was of them..and by then..
and for them...to the very
... With Charity To All"
Whereas the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the
supreme authority and just government of Almighty God in all the
affairs of man and of nations, has by a resolution requested the
President to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and
Whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their
dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins
and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that
genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize
the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by
all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the
And, insomuch as we know that by His divine law nations, like
individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in
this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil
war which now desolates the land may be but a punishment inflicted
upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful and of our nation-
al reformation as a whole people? We have been the recipients of
of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these
many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth,
and power as no other nation has ever ground. But we have forgotten
God. We have forgotten thee gracious.hand, which preserved us in
peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have
become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and
Preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended
Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and
Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully con-
curring in the views of the Senate, I do by this my proclamation
designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th of April, 1863, as a day
of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby re-
quest all the people to abstain on that day from their ordinary
secular pursuits, and to unite-at their several places of public
worship and their respective homes in keeping the day holy to the
Lord and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties
proper to that solemn occasion.
All this being done in sincerity and truth, let us then rest
hvmbly in the hope authorized by the divine teaching that the united
cry of the nation will be heard on high and answered with blessings
no less than the pardon of our national sins and the restoration
of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condi-
tion of unity and peace.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United (Seal) States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 30th day of March, A.D.
1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-
By the President:
William H. Seward, Secretary of State.
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday School at Post Chapel........................9:00 A.M.
Worship at Colored Recreatiln Hall................... 9:00 A.M.
Worship at Post Chapel.............. ................10:00 A.M.
Worship In "Skunk Hollow" ............................ 0:00 A.M.
Evening Worship at Post Chapel........................7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting....................................7:30 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal..................................... 700 P.M.
Post Chapel....................................8:00 A.M.
Post Theater..................................10:00 A.M.
Post Chapel................................... 11: 15 A.M.
Dally 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.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
P aee 2
COL. CHARLES H. ANDERSON ASSUMES COMMAND
COL. GREER NAMED POST
EXEC AS FORMER CRAIG
FIELD C.O. ARRIVES
Colonel Charles H. Anderson
this week took command of Tyndall
Field, relieving Col. Jack Greet,
who was named post executive.
The new contianding officer is a
graduate of the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point and a
fighter pilot of 12 years ser-
vice, having graduated from Ran-
dolph Field, Tex., shortly after
receiving his commission.
Following duty with several
fighter squadrons in this coun-
try, Col. Anderson saw service in
the Philippine Islands, serving
from 1937 until 1940.
Returning to this country the
young officer was sent to Barks-
dale Field, La., where he organ-
ized the advanced flight training
school which now occupies Craig
Field, Selma, Ala. Organization
of the school was begun before
work started on the field at
Selma and it was moved there when
construction was far enough ad-
vanced. For three years follow-
ing, Col. Anderson remained at
Craig, serving as commanding
The new Tyndall Field commander
is a native of Peoria, Ill. He
is married and plans to move his
family here in the near future.
WACS WIN "E" FLAG FOR
With a score of 98, the WAC
Detachment won the January ad-
ministrative efficiency award
presented by the post adminis-
The award is given monthly to
the organization whose adminis-
trative records and general ef-
ficiency are rated the best, and
the squadron so honored is per-
mitted to fly the administrative
inspector's "E" flagin the squad-
ron area for the ensuing month.
In December the 907th QM won
first place with a rating of
Second place for January went
to the 1003rd Boat Company with
a score of 94.
NEW T/F A.R.C. DIRECTOR
J.M. Reeves, of Galax, Va,
has been sent here to replace
J.C..Adams as American Red.Cross
field director fbr Tyndall Field,
it was announced this week.
Reeves formerly was field di-
rector at Camp Seibert, Ala.,
and prior to that was at Camp
Plans for installing a staff
of Red Cross workers at the hos-
pital within the next three weeks
were revealed by the new direc-
He said it was planned to have
an assistant field director, a
recreation staff worker and a
psychiatric social worker plus
a clerical staff.
The Red Cross office in the
Personnel building is now open
from 8 to 10 P.M. each night in
addition to the regular daytime
NEW TYNDALL C.O.
".X : i
Colonel Charles H. Anderson
T / F Courtmen And Pensacola Naval Five
Schedule Home And Home Series
The fifth ranking basketball team in the country is the Tyndall
Tornadoes' target for the weekend. Traveling to Pensacola for a
weekend doubleheader, the crack T/F court quintet will be out to
win its ninth and tenth straight games at the expense of the
Naval Air Station hoop team, which rates fifth in a leading
Marking the first time in Tyndall history that a post basket-
ball team has carried the fight to the "enemy," the Tornadoes left
yesterday for the sailor town to meet the NAS squad in the first
leg of a .home and home" series. The Tars are scheduled to make
their first appearance in the new post gym here on February 25
Sgt. Pete Collodi, coach of the Tornadoes, has announced the
following lineup against NAS, which, in addition to its high
national rating, is ranked as third in the south, below the Uni-
versity of Kentucky and the Norfolk Naval Training Station:
Snowden and Stevens at the forward positions, Friedman at center
and Johnson and Vandergrift at the guard positions. In reserve
will be Sollen, Hunt, Dufrane, Boswell, Williams, Pattersoh and
SGT. PETE COLLODI IS TORNADOES'
Guiding the destiny of the
T/F basketball team at Pensa-
cola today is Sgt. Pete Col-
lodi, who a little more than a
month ago was selected to
coach the Tyndall courtmen. A
glance at Collodi's record
leaves no doubt as to his qual-
ificai ions for the job. He be-
gan playing basketball back in
1923 and has been playing and
coaching ever since.
Duquesne University court
fans will remember him as the
sparkplug of the school's five
in the late'20's. The com-
pletion of his college basket-
ball career by no means spell-
ed the end of his participation
in the game, for following his
graduation, Collodi decided
that basketball was in his
blood and immediately accepted
a coaching offer from a west-
ern Pennsylvania high school.
In the years that followed,
Pete established his reputation
as a coach, first by guiding
the Middlesex High School
squad through six successful
seasons and then accepting a
similar position at the Sharon,
Pa., High School, where in
Sgt. Pete Collodi
seven years as mentor his
teams won 113 games, losing
but 17. Shortly before the
war called him from his duties
at Sharon, he was seriously
considered for the coaching
position at Col gate University.
PVT. J. HYMAN WINS GUN
Stripping and assembling his
gun in three minutes and seven-
teen seconds, Pvt. Jacob Hyman
took first place honors in last
Saturday's weekly contest held
The competition was staged
between members of Class 44-7
with $50 in prizes going to the
top three men. In addition to
Hyman's $25 award, Pvt. William
Pape took second place and $15
while Pvt. John Kruika won third
place honors and $X0.
OUR FRONT COVER
Scene of our front cover is
the weather station on the
line. Adjusting the Theodo-
l ite and preparing to release
the pibal balloon, is Sgt.
Lowell Vandervort of Det. 4th
Starting at 1000 o'clock the
pibals, which are hydrogen
filled and rise at a fixed
rate of ascent, are released
one every six hours.
For each measured period of
time a sight is taken on the
pibal to determine the angle
of azimuth and elevation,
while the Theodolite enables
the observer to measure wind
speed, direction and velocity.
The picture was taken by
Pfc. Robert Coe.
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
12:45 P.M.--Musical Recording
Hour, Post Theater, CWO Missal
4:45 P.M.--30th Aviation Glee
Club over WDLP from Rec Hall
9:45 A.M.--Air Wacs on the Air.
12:30 P.M..-Squadron A&R Repre.
tentative Meeting. Athletic Ofc.
7:00 P.M.--Movies, Station Hos-
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
8:00 P.M.-.Weekly 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 Vari6ty Show,
8:00 P.M.--G.7. 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.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:00 P.M.--GI 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 -'.M. --Movies, Colored Rec
7:03 F.V.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movier Receiving Sq.
SEE S.S. BULLETIN BOARD
AT POST EXCHANGE FOR
February 12, 1944
THF: T~VNnd~T.T. T~Rr.~ir~
As I P.f.c.
NOW AND FOREVER
Crack units of Heinrlch Himm-
ler's SS Elite Guard are being
thrown into the Anzio fissure In
a desperate effort to stave off
the Allied threat to the city of
the Caesars. As a last resort,
rumor has it that Hitler will
personally lead his 'maedchen in
uniform' into battle if the Nazi
defenses fail to hold. This last,
practically assures the self-
styled Siegfried of a swift run
to Valhalla in the company of his
favorite valkyrie. One thing is
sure, the little feuhrer will
take a lot of looking after if
ever he gets within range of an
M-1 or Iwo.
Marshall-minded Yanks continue
to take their toll of Japanese on
the Kwajalein atoll and it begins
to appear as if Japan's Cook's..
tour of the Pacific is getting
their number one boy in a lagoon.
ful of hot water. Man and matter
decay quickly in the excessive
heat of the islands. And when
the Rotten Row of dead Nips is
well on the way to decomposition,
Kwajalein should begin building
up as the petrified skeletons of
coral polyps, of which atolls are
formed, seem to mix well with the
petrified Japs in their concrete
Swift rovers of the American
8th Air Force in company with
their high-flying pals of the RAF
keep coming over the invasion-
threatened coast of northwestern
France with tokens of love for
the occupant Nazis in the area.
While they appreciate the bang-up
quality of the Allied offerings
the Nazis are making no re-
ciprocal gestures. Of late the
planes of the Luftwaffe have been
a bit reluctant to leave the
- ground to welcome their aerial
visitors, and when they do, the
Cal. 50 Tracers usually point to
the advisability of taking French
leave. All our boys want now is
enough Vichy to chase their
Scotch with, because they know
the stock won't last beyond the
The fast-stepping Red armies
inside the Dnieper Bend salient
and little Estonia are preparing
to take the herded Nazis over the
hurdles. While in Poland, the
valiants of Vatutin's army have
Pole-vaulted clear across the
enemy that would bar them and are
now threatening the German strong-
hold of Lwow, near the Polish Bug
River. Salvation for the goose-
steppers lies in their ability
to run backwards faster than any
other living human. With an im-
pressive list of retreats and
withdrawals trailing behind them,
the Nazis are counting on their
experience to pull them safely
across the Finnish line.
Plenty of Time
Memphis, Tenn. (CNS) Sea-
man T. G. Wilder, of Tulsa, Okla.,
returned to his cot at the Naval
Air Technical Training Station
here five days after starting a 10-
day furlough. "All my friends
have gone away," he explained,
"and five days were enough to
spend with my relatives."
Marine Officer Who Escaped From
Jap Prison Camp Visits Brother Here
Major Emory M. Shofner Major Austin C. Shofner
Brutal treatment.of war prisoners by the Japanese is more
than a printed story to Major Austin C. Shofner of the U.S.
Marines. The major, who was one of the party of 10 who es-
caped from the Jap prison camp at Davao, spent last week end
here visiting with his brother, Major Enory Shofner, post fi-
Unable to comment officially on the recently released Jap
atrocity stories, the Marine Corps major stated that until the
Navy Department gave its approval the most he could say was
"It was rugged!
Major Shofner and nine other American prisoners made their
escape from Davao, on the island of Mindanao in the Philip-
pines, on April 4, 1943, and eventually made their way to Aus-
tralia. On his being back in the United States, he character-
ized his escape as the last in a series of amazingly fortunate
events. "I was first ordered to Guam from San Diego," ex-
plained the major, "then, two days before I was to sail, the
orders were changed to read an Asiatic station. This would
have meant serving at Peiping or Tientsin, China, or aboard
the U.S.S. Houston. The Peiping and Tientsin forces surrend-
ered on the day war was declared and the U.S.S. Houston was
sunk in the battle of Java Sea. However, when I reached
Shanghai, my orders were again changed, this time to the Ma-
rine garrison at Shanghai. We were evacuated from Shanghai to
the Philippines one week before war was declared. I was on
Bataan and later Corregidor. Guam was taken by Japan during
the first week of the war. You know what happened to the
prisoners at Shanghai. "
Major Shofner was personally awarded the Distinguished Ser-
vice Cross by General MacArthur and in addition to the Silver
Star wears ribbons symbolizing three presidential unit cita-
tions. A native of Shelbyville, Tenn., he entered the Marine
Corps in 1937 as a second lieutenant, receiving his commission
by presidential appointment following his graduation from the
University of Tennessee.
News From Your
Albuquerque, N. M. (CNS)-
Arrested for speeding through
town at 50 miles an hour, John
Fleeder had a ready explanation.
"My wife just bought a steak,"
he said, "and I want to get home
Belleville, Ill. (CNS)-Burglars
broke into the local Elks club,
emptied a crate of eggs on the
kitchen floor, filled the crate with
44 quarts of liquor-and silently
Chicago (CNS) -To spur the
paper drive, Otto Schnering, pres-
ident of a local candy firm, has
offered a free candy bar to chil-
dren who bring 10 pounds of
waste paper to his office.
Etowah, Tenn. (CNS) This
town has one great tradition: All
mothers for the past 15 years
have weighed their babies on the
post office scales.
Hackensack, N. J. (CNS)-Louis
Gervasi, 32, was arrested here
after a drinking companion had
complained that Gervasi bit him
on the nose in a tavern. "I couldn't
resist it," Gervasi admitted.
Own Home Town
Indianapolis (CNS)-When he
saw an auto strike a dog, Police-
man William Denker got out of his
car and carried the pup to a nearby
lawn. The dog then scrambled to
its feet and chased the policeman
back to his car.
Kansas City (CNS)-Bill Peter-
son, a night club manager, was
troubled by the manpower short-
age. So he hired his two daughters
as waitresses, his wife as hostess,
his ex-wife as cashier and his
father as doorman.
Los Angeles (CNS)-Mrs. Jesse
Koontz won a divorce after tesfi-
fing in court that her husband
had threatened to chop off her
head when she put the wrong
kind of milk in his gravy.
Milwaukee (CNS)-A comfort-
loving local resident has trained
his pet cat to scratch his, back.
Philadelphia (CNS)/ John
Craig Huff, arraigned in traffic
court, was ordered to sell his car
or face 81 days in jail. He had
broken 81 traffic laws in 20
QUESTION: WHAT IS YOUR REAC-
TION TO THE SQUADRON ORIENTA-
TION LECTURES? (The cameraman
this week deviated from thi'
ordinary and solicited the
question from five squadron
Interviews and Photos
By PFC. RDBERT A. CDE
CAPT. A.G. CASEY, Mess Squadron,
Scranton, Pa.: "My boys have tak-
en an unusual interest in the or-
ientation lectures and are get
ting a great deal out of the
Probably the chief reason fo'-
their success is the manner in
which our supply officer presents
CAPF. JAMES F. KEDIAN, 69th,
Brockton, Mass.: "Orientation
lectures are inestimable because
of their visual and audible pre-
sentation whichh develops a com-
plete story of the global con-
MAJOR FREDERICK M. PLEMING, 30th
Aviation, eneva, Ala.: "Because
of vario factors our lectures
must be especially adapted. Now-
ever, there is no doubt that our
orientation forums are accomplish-
ing the results intended."
LT. JAMES W. GLISSON, Ordnance,
Atlanta, Ga. "A much needed in-
teresting and necessary educa-
tional feature for the soldier i'
supplied by the weekly orienta-
tion meetings. They have height-
ened the interest in world af-
fairs 100 percent."
CAPT. SAM CANZONERI, Canaries,
Bessemer, Ala.: "The orientation
lectures are filling a long-felt
need as indicated by the keen in-
terest displayed by the enlisted
THE TYNDALL TARGET
P aPe 4
F y ,TF TYNDAT, TARGETage5
SGT. LENTLIE AIDED
Well, after all the threats,
ranging from pure and simple
murder to arson by burning at
the stake, we're a little scary
about whom we write. In fact,
we' re inclined to do as Pop Mar-
tin did when he was running for
election as Dog Catcher in his
home town, and that is by taking
the names out of the graveyard.
The entire company is standing on
edge with suspense to see who
will win the "Work Day & Night
The two leading and only con-
testants, T/Sgt. MacBeth and
Sgt. Lentlie, have been pulling
some fast ones in the hope of
getting a leg on the other. The
other 3:00 A.M. Sgt. Lentlie, us-
ing toothpicks to keep his eyes
open, was seen making out the
Morning Report, while T/Sgt. Mac-
Beth, with a cup of steaming
black coffee in one hand and an
unsigned Memo R in the other, was
chasing after a Responsible Party
for his signature.. .Word comes
via the grape vine that two for-
mer 907th boys have been pro-
moted to Captain Sam Miles and
The Army's gift to St. Joe,
those two killer-dillers, Lind-
say and Jones, vowed again as
they have been doing for two
years, that they'd never go there
anymore, but as in the past, they
vent again and now the question
in everyone's mind is, who was
the third member of the trio?
Attention Wilmington, N.C.,
Chicago, Ill., Brooklyn and
Syracuse, N.Y.! Lock your doors,
close your windows, hide your
treasures and your fairest daugh-
ters! S/Sgt. Andrews, Sgt. Ea-
vino, Cpl. Bracci and Cpl. Naples
are headed in your directions via
the furlough route...After their
session at the pay night "Tea
Party" held in the Day Room we
wonder why it should be necessary
for Manning, De Orio, and Bogusz
to do PT.
The laugh of the week was had
when "Admiral" T/Sgt. Ivy, land-
lubbing, commuting admiral of the
907th and 1008rd Boat Co. got
seasick over a glass of water in
the mess hall umm Water.!! I
guess that's the reason.
Fellows, how about getting be-
hind the basketball team and giv-
ing them support. Mosey up to
the gym on their playing nights
and root. Gregory, Jones, Smith
and the rest of those boys are
making a fine effort to give the
QM a good basketball team.
A cordial welcome to Lt. Ryan,
a new member of the Ordnance.
Lt. Ryan originally came to Tyn-
dall as a gunnery student. The
discovery of his automotive ad-
ministrative ability caused him
to be transferred to the Ord-
Sgt. D. Stephens has won a 15-
day furlough for selling more
bonds than any other Ordnanceman.
Lt. Pirney has left for another
station deep in the heart of
ORD-NONSFNSE: Wonder why friends
of Pfc. Purdue constantly call
him "Paardoo"... Last payday we
noticed Pfc. Paul Vodar holding
a list of 15 IOU names. Was it
a case of some of those 15 GI's
borrowing from Peter to pay Paul?
..Pvt. Plankenship and Pvt. Lloyd
aren't on speaking terms nowadays
...Ask Pfc. Sorrenson,, he knows
why...Unofficially any person
riding in the Ordnance repair
truck goes through an initiation
ceremony. But %hat a ceremony.
Ask Bo man... We compliment Sgt.
Bliznik on being able to consume
15 beers without any after-ef-
Benny Doesn't Live Here Anymore
S. -.. .. ..
S (Mat 76-445) Slral ,,ri,- 'h
Once a gift from Adolf Hitler to his friend Benito Mussolini, this deluxe armored railroad car now is
fighting on the side of the Allies in Italy. The elaborate car, bristling with guns fore and aft, was cap-
tured by advance units of the Fifth Army in the Naples area. Now, manned by an American crew of
10 men and an officer, it is being used to provide anti-aircraft defense for Allied military trains operat-
ing northward from Naples to the front.
Everybody's Gone or Going; Bottini Does
The Impossible; Snowa Is Bowling Them
Over; Schultz Becomes Bonded
Nothing especially noisy down
Wac Way this week. Lt. Clymer
got the spring fever and wander-
lust urge that's hit the shack
and took off for a leave. Every-
body's gone or going. Dewey's on
furlough. The morning it started
she was perched on her bunk slow-
ly packing. "I'm on furlough.' "
she exclaimed. "Having wonderful
time--wish you were here." Then
she quietly returned to the pack-
ing. Off and away hiked Vicki
"I'm the Fox and you're the lolf"
gal, Smith--she was packed, fin-
ger-waved and ready to take off
the day before she was supposed
to, Welling, Howard, Speece, Fahr-
tro, and lotsa more.
Due to the state immigration
laws, Bottini once more adorns
the squad room. She met herself
going on the way back from Cal-
ifornia...Holloway took her gas
mask on her 3-day pass. Rather
rugged time was evidently expect-
ed by all. Maybe it was just to
get beyond the paper mill, huh?...
The effort around work to keep
certain sacks on the ball are
almost succeeding in spite of the
extraordinary tactics employed by
same to evade being on same.
When any remarks are passed
about being on the ball, they
mean Snowa, bowling around 220 is
a snap--for Snowa... Anybody break-
ing 30 can't belong to our club.
Particularly Hurta. She knocks
down about 220 too... In the hat
fixing business is Fritzi Riker.
She heartily endorses sleeping on
them for startling (to say the
least) results. Any Thomases
doubting may cast their gleams on
the prize exhibit--Fritzi' s bon-
Ginny Hyde is looking all over
for a dog, or two, or three.
Quoting La Hyde, "They' re abso-
lutely no trouble at all, not a
bit of trouble." And then she
promptly falls over in a dead
faint. Seems one day she couldn't
find enough hiding places for one
hound, sifted extra small size,
and much sweating and gnashing of
of molars went on.
Old knock 'em down and kick 'em
in the face Rice--beloved Wac PT
instructor--is either gonna kill
off the majority of Wac sojers or
knock herself out in the attempt.
Fervent hopes lean towards the
latter. Most have insurance, how-
ever, Wacs--not hopes.
Schultz couldn't leave well
enough alone. She had to go and
get a hunk of crystallized rock--
dirty old ancient rotten coal that
won't even burn and make a warm
fire--maybe Schultz will remedy
that situation--on her third phal-
ange left hand. And rumors were
that Sgt. Boyes only invested in
imported stuff, state's seal of
approval, natcherly. Bonded too.
That's what Schultz is now She
doesn't sing "Beach at Waikiki"
anymore...Couldn' t dig up any
thing on LaGree Pickett or nothing
on Simon McGee. And Taylor took
off to the local butchery with
bronchial tubes all plugged up.
Derefore, due to the dearth of
dirt, will hang out a clean wash
this week. Face shining inner-
cently, ad:os are due.
SHOATS EAT ROOTS or
Fish Eat Raw Potatoes
By FFC. GAWDHELPUS
Lt. Wilson has come back from
his studies at Long Island Col-
lege, and Sgt. McKinney returned
with his PHD in strap hanging.
Both report that they are glad
to get away from the noise and
rush of the city and to settle
down to the pastoral life.
I dropped in on my friends of
the A shift and had the pleasure
of meeting Pvt. Politzer of Kly-
mer's Glamorous Guerillas. She
is the best prospect for a golden
glove champion, I have seen of
late. About a middleweight and
in good condition.
Pvt. Wenner claims that she
never uses face powder and why
should she. The flour barrel is
never locked and always avail-
Sign of Spring: Sgt. Firestone
received a little silver heart as
a gift from an admirer. Hell,
Marvin you' re too old.
Li title Eicher' s remark to a
trombone player had the whole
band in convulsions and she was
directly responsible for some off
John Henry Lord eats more ice
cream and consumes more beer
than any man his weight on the
post. Sometimes he combines the
two. I traced down a rumor and
finally cornered S/Sgt. Boyes at
the Rec Hall and asked him if it
were true. He said yes, but it
was not for publication, so
natcherly I respect his wishes.
Pest of luck to son of Ala(G.D. )
bama and to one of the fairest
daughters of Mighomoni, Wiscon-
sin. I shall attend the wedding
and play fastball.
S/Sgt. Juneau our combination
dispatcher and supply sgt. paid
us a visit recently. He has not
been around since the last ship-
If any of you children want to
write a song and make money in
your spare time just follow this
proven successful pattern.
Bears eat hares Fleas eat bees
Pigs eat figs Seagulls eat
Drakes eat snakes Rams eat clams
Whales eat snails Beck eats --
It's very simple and works
fects...Are Cpl. Fitzgerald and
Pvt. Coleman trying to give him
competition?...When Cassels re-
ferred to Pfc. Mcfall as "Water-
fall, little did he know that an
officer was on the other end of
the line. What a line, what em-
b arras smen t.
PRE-PAYDAY ORDNANCE SCFNE: All is
quiet--empty pockets--empty ex-
pressions--empty beer, Rec Hall
and, Cafeteria---"Say Mack, can
you lend we a buck? I gotta
heavy date tonight. "--Long lines
of GIs waiting to eat GI grub--
Urgent messages to the wife or
home--"Dear Pop, am broke, no
joke, send ten. "---JANUARY 31st...
"Here's the buck I owe you, Mack. "
--Noise, excitement, and plenty
recreation--Plus that payday lan-
guage, "Little Joe box cars -
seven come eleven"---Three day
passes to Mobile, Pirminghamn, and
even Cottondale--Gorging on fried
chicken dinners in town and danc-
ing at the Dixie Sherman---Late
hours---MP difficulty, and what
not---But a week later, all is
Stephens Wins Furlough for Bond Sel ling
Stint; Repair Truck Ride Rites Unique
February 12, 1944
T~!T; TY~DATT, TAmcET
NEWS FROM THE
Cullen And "E" Flag
An old familiar face to those
in Squadron "E"has just returned,
and it is that of our competent
mail clerk, Pfc. Cullen. After a
fifteen day furlough, visiting
his home in Buffalo, N.Y., he
states that it is quite a chore
adjusting himself to the Army
routine once again.
Due to a loss of approximately
200 men in Class 44-8 journeying
to Apalachicola for a brief stay,
the work is much easier here.
Needless to say, the men have to
be cared for and looked after
there as well, but at least tem-
porarily it is not quite themad-
house as it was last Sunday when
the new class, 44-11, enrolled.
Much credit is given to all in
the squadron this week for having
won the "E" flag again. Almost
thinking it was a thing of the
past, we say, "Nice going, boys..
Though we were not 100% perfect,
a score of 94 is nothing to be
laughed at. This in itself is
quite a morale builder; win the
flag, have the entire staff in
better spirits, passes given to a
number of men, consequently the
men seeing something to strive
for, and generally everyone feel-
Maybe it is an unfair thing to
reveal, but our basketball team
suffered another loss, this time
to Squadron "B", by a score of
We haveone particular Duty Cpl.
here, and he is Cpl. Sargent. A
bit confusing is it not? We will
wager that he is contemplating
his next promotion, when he will
be then known as Sgt. Sargent;
then it really will be a compli'-
Everyone will agree that the
six men in the squadron who are
awaiting Cadet appointments, are
pitching right in whole-heartedly
with the work there. We give
much credit to our C.O. who has
assigned each man to a specific
job, and in most cases a job in
which the men are allowed to dis-
~lay qualities of leadership.
his is the type of experience
these men need badly, and it is a
fine thing they are afforded such
-Cpl. Ralph Irving
After our men returned from
Apalachicola their faces showed
that they only had one week to go
to reach their destination--their
wings. I can truthfully say that
the boys have had fun and also
very much work, all mixed in dur-
ing their 6 weeks stay in Squad-
ron D. When they leave, all our
best wishes go with them from
every permanent man in the outfit.
Cpl. Fialkowski seems to have a
shadow or something following him
on every field he goes to. Also,
to make matters worse, he spends
at least 2 hours on the telephone
nightly, and I know that people
just don't talk that long to
shadows. Something tells me that
the little shadow has brunette
One of our students received a
wound from a machine gun bullet
when it blew up near him. It
went through his outer and inner
Staff Sergeant Wounded By Jap Bombs
At Clark Field Awaits C. D. D. Here
The bombs were still falling
on Pearl Harbor on December 7,
1941, when the Japs came in and
dropped their lethal loads on
Clark Field in the Philippines
on December 8. Al though the
tables have turned in the past
months, many U.S. fighting men
who were caught in the midst of
that treacherous initial assault
can never hope to personally
avenge the stab in the back. For
too many, December 7 and 8 at
Pearl Harbor and Clark Field
marked their final effort in the
service of their country. For
an equal number, it meant life-
long crutches or, at best, a
military career far from the
front lines of battle.
Among the latter is S/Sgt.
Albin Simonds, former combat
crew member assigned to Clark
Field. Simonds is now at Tyn-
dall, awaiting a C.D.D. because
of wounds received from bomb
fragments while rushing from a
hangar to a plane on the after-
noon of December 8, 1941,
"As I, with others, related
Simonds, "was running across the
field, one bomb fell near me.
We all fell to the ground but
two pieces of shrapnel hit both
of my legs. While the others
and I lay helpless, Jap Zero
fighters attacked us again and
strafed all the buildings and
planes on the ground. Fifty-
four Jap bombers and 70 Zeros
were in the attack, leaving the
field a mass of wreckage and
fl ames. "
Following the attack, Simonds
was removed to a hospital in
Manila, where, he was told, he
would have to remain with others
and be accepted as prisoners of
war. However, two days later,
Sinonds found himself on one of
the small inter-island boats that
was supposedly evacuating the
wounded to Corregidor. For some
unexplained reason, the boat did
not stop at Corregidor, but con-
tinued to thread its way among
S/Sgt. Albin Simonds
the islands for 27 days until
it finally reached-Sydney. Aus-
While on Clark Field, Sgt.
Simonds was a member of the same
squadron as Capt. Colin Kelly
was in, and without detracting
any glory from one of the war's
first heroes, Simonds has always
felt that the crew members of
Capt. Kelly's Fortress should
have received equal publicity
and honors, particularly the
bombardier, Sgt. Meyer Levine
and co-pilot, Lt. Robbins. Lt.
Bobbins w-s in the second bed
from Sinond.- in the hospital at
Manila, and it was from him that
the sergeant was able to obtain
a first-hand story of the bombing
of the "Harna."
Simonds, whose home is in
Batavia, N.Y., is assigned to
the White Flashes and has six
years of service in the AAF to
his credit. He was transferred
to Tyndall in December, 1943,
from 'the Smyrna Army Air Base
where he was an armament in-
spector. Here at Tyndall, Simunds
worked as a bombsight mechanic
until two weeks ago, when the
improperly healed wounds forced
him to enter the hospital.
Folger And Accordion
Back; Sapp Reports
Machine Too Honest
Well, well, we're still to-
gether and in one piece after a
payday week-end. Plenty of money
one week and broke three, that's
the way we work. Good thing Feb-
ruary only has twenty-nine days
in leap year.
Saw Sgt. Bryant on the way to
the Post Office Monday morning
carrying a whole handful of val-
entines to mail. He had two or
three big ones and we all know
that he has only one wife. What
about it Bryant, holding a secret
Our basketball team finally put
into practice the teamwork that
they have been stressing so much
in the classroom for all these
months, and beat the heretofore
unbeaten 932nd Guard Squadron 45
to 26. I guess they caught the
guard squadron off guard. Nice
clean game, men.
Sgt. Folger is back with us
again and we sure welcome him and
his fine accordion music. He is
garment and nicked him on the
arm, although it didn' t cause very
much harm, it gave him quite a
scare. Sgt. Hellberg was stand-
ing near and he received a free
singe from the explosion. By the
way, the student's name was Pvt.
Lee R. Comstock.
Every Friday night at G.I. time,
the students working in the sup-
ply room have themselves quite a
time. Last Friday we had a very
entertaining jam session. Pvt.
Laccone on his accordion and
Ralph with his vocal cords all
oiled up gave out with some of
the most enticing music we've
heard in a long time. We plan on
making Pvt. Laccone an instructor
so that we can have music like
that all the time. And so friends,
we close this meeting with the
question of who was the fellow
that started the song Mardiaz
Many PP Men In 44-10;
Plans Underway For
The outfit is still going strong
with its original group intact.
Taking all obstacles in their
stride, including the sighting
exam and blindfold check in mach-
ine guns, the men claim that when
the sixth week arrives their
smiling faces (?) will still be
annoying Sgt. Manos. Maybe this
explains the good Sgt' s. sudden
love for Panama City and its store
Among the many students in
Class 44-10, the permanent party
of Tyndall Field is well repre-
sented. Charlie MacLung and Bob
Henderson from the skeet range;
Ed Demski from air to air; Dewey
Hartbeck and Larry Dolan from
Jam Handy; and Marvin Culver from
phase check are the popular boys.
Tell us fellows, how does it feel
to be listening to your former
Although the basketball team got
away to an inauspicious start
last week, better results are
promised by the new coach in this
Sunday's encounter with Squadron
C. "Slingshot" Howell played in
Prep School and with the Spring-
field (Mass.) Frosh before meet-
ing up with Uncle Sam, so he
should be able to get a smoother
working quintet than that which
bowed to Squadron B, 22-10. In-
cidentally, Glenn Sawyer was last
week's star, scoring six points
and continually faking his man
out of position.
SQUADRON GOSSIP: From watching
the boys playing ping pong all
night long, it occurred to sever-
al to have a squadron tournament.
The winner is to be given an
overnight pass to Panama City,
the wonderland of wine, women and
drunks. Watch the bulletin board
for further announcements.
Lts. Jackson and Sylvanus, our
two student officers, are really
raising some girls' hopes in P.C.
When you see them in school they
have a meek look, but my spies
tell me they are the Jekyll and
Hyde type. Come clean, Lts.
What is "IT" our esteemed clerk,
George Thompson, has in Talla-
an expert when it comes to squeez-
ing. I mean the accordion, of
Sgt. Weiner of the Jeep Range
is what is commonly known as a
track specialist. He must have
worked on a railroad once the way
he makes tracks. Ask him to tell
you about it.
Old S/Sgt. Sapp, our supply man,
does' t like the new coke machine
recently installed in the Orderly
Room building. He complains the
machine is too honest and doesn' t
swipe enough nickels. No percent-
Sgt. Proffitt, the great eater,
went to the Post Theater Monday
night because he misinterpreted
the title. Thought it was about
something to eat. He thought it
was the Dessert Song and it real-
ly was the Desert Song.
Last week was a big event in
the history of Panama City. Sgt.
Raymond went to town for the sec-
ond time in slightly over a year.
The big event was a shopping trip
to buy his baby a birthday pre-
sent. Wonder if they had a brass
-Sgt. Harvey Wine
FAILKOWSKI BOTHERED BY SHADOW, TELEPHONE;
ENTERTAINMENT MAKES GI PARTIES BEARABLE
THE TYNDALL TARGET
February 12, 1944
ONE WEEK OF THE WAR
FEBRUARY 6 TO 12
After eight days of heavy
._Aighting, all enany resistance
on Kwaj al ein atoll in the Mar-
shall Islands came to an end
on. Tuesday, February 8. Adnir-
al Chester W. Nimitz, Com-
mander-in-Chief of the United
States Pacific Fleet, has been
declared military governor of
the Marshall Islands; and it
must have been a shock to the
emperor-loving Japanese to
hear that Hirohito's power in
the Marshalls had been "sus-
pended" by decree of the new
Of course, Kwajalein is only
_ne atoll among many in the
Marshall group; the conquest
of the Marshalls is far from
complete despite misleading
newspaper headlines. However,
Kwaj alein is the site of one
of the best Japanese airfields
in the whole archipelago, and
in the calm waters of its spa-
cious lagoon ride powerful
units of the United States
Navy. So the Japanese will
either have to let their re-
maining forces on nearby atolls
slowly starve to death, or at-
tempt to supply them under the
nose of our Navy and Air Force.
The next move on the Ameri-
can schedule is the capture of
--he other important enemy in-
stallations in the Marshall
group--Wotje, Maloelap, Mill
and Jaluit, to name a few.
So the attack on the Marshalls
has only just begun, though
all signs point to ultimate
American losses in the at-
tack on Kwajalein were en-
couragingly low. Only 286 Am-
ericans were killed as against
8,122 dead Sons of Nippon.
The Japanese defenders of
the big sea and air base of
Paramushiro, in the Kurile
Islands northeast of Japan,
are perhaps getting used to
periodic bombings from our ba-
ses in the Aleutilns. But they
had the living daylights scar-
ed out of them one day 1 ast
week, when powerful American
warships appeared off the
island, and shelled it heavily.
Tokyo chattered its warning:
bombings followed by shellings
--in the Gilberts and the
Marshalls that had been the
formula for "softening up"
Japanese defenses prior to a
land attack. Would we try to
seize Paramushiro? It was, at
least, a possibility. And Par-
amushiro is only 800 miles
During the past week the Red
Army has been busy pushing
German forces out of their
positions along the lower
reaches of the Dnepr River, in
the Russian Ukraine. (See map
on the back of this page.) As
far back as February 3, units
of General Vatutin's Ukrainian
Army had cut off and encircled
10 Nazi divisions in a pocket
around Smela, 150 miles south-
east of Kiev. This ring is now
being drawn tighter, and sur-
render or death are the only
alternatives left to the 100,-
000 Germans in this trap.
Southwest of Zaporozhe, where
the Dnepr makes its final turn
to the West, other Soviet ar-
mies have driven the Nazis out
of important positions along
the Dnepr, and are now rolling
them back in disorder toward
the Bug River--last natural
defense line east of the Ru-
Further to the north, the
Soviet thrust into Poland has
been expanded, and the key
Polish cities of Luck and
Rowne have been captured. And
west of Leningrad, in the far
north, the Russian drive into
Estonia is making slow but
The recent triumphs of the
Red Army have made Germany's
ally Finland uneasy, and last
week the Red air force added
to her uneasiness by sending
200 bombers to blast Helsinki,
the Finnish capital. Finland
got the point.
In Italy the Germans are
launching a ferocious counter-
attack against the Allied
beach-head south of Rome. Such
a move has long been predicted
by Allied commanders, and pre-
sumably all possible prepara-
tions have been made to meet
it. However, it is impossible
to say definitely what forces
the Nazis may be able to bring
to bear against this narrow
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beach-head, and almost cert-
ainly there is some desperate
Further to the south, Brit-
ish and American troops at-
tacking the German "winter
line" have launched a power-
ful assault designed to re-
lieve some of the pressure on
their comrades in the "Rome
beach-head." Fighting is rag-
ingall along the "winter line"
and -is especially bitter
around Cassino, which has for
months, been 1he focal point of
American efforts to crack the
The air war over Europe is
coming more and more to be a
storyof Allied attacks on "the
invasion coast" of France.
Simultaneously, of course, the
great mass attacks on Berlin
and other German cities con-
tinue, but it is the coast of
France which must be blasted
to make way for the great in-
vasion armies now massed in
England. The heavier and more
intensive these raids become,
the nearer will draw the day
of our final assault. Already
the French coast is trembling
under mighty blows; day after
day the bombs fall. Some day,
the hour will strike...
NOTE TO SQUADRON ORIENTATION
Two copies of this page
should be placed on your Or-
ientation Bulletin Board AT
ONCE, so that both sides may
be displayed simultaneously.
It will no longer be neces-
sary to post the reverse side
of this page from last week's
DON'TTHROW or leave papers, boxes.
tins, cans, munition cases or any refuse
in the open. They should be concealed
or buried as they indicate activity in
WHEN APPROACHING a previously
selected observation position always
stop and observe it closely for at least
15 minutes to be sure it's not occupied
by the enemy.
D err 7
THE TYNDALL TARGET
P.a~e 8 THE TYNDAJJL TARGET
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SHOWING APPROXIMATE BATTLE LINE as of February 9.
Soviet armies have stepped up their drive into Po-
land, seizing Luck and Rowne. In the South, Krivoi
Rog is threatened.
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MAIL SHORTAGE BLAMED
ON 4F; BOILEAU SLIPS
Evenin' folks, I now have a
Friend. A new man just arrived
and as yet he don' t know me.
If anyone thinks the Base
Flight boys are not on the beam,
they're simply crazy. The other
morning when the CQ awakened one
of the crew chiefs (namely Cpl.
Jerry Shedlowski) he rolled over
and said, "Take 154 .. 154 is all
ready to go. ... ZZZZzzzZZ.
^ Cpl. Miksovsky has been haunt-
ing the Mail room for the last
two or three weeks, it has been
noted that he walks away with a
puzzled expression on his face.
Could it be that some 4-F has
invaded his erstwhile territory?
Pfc. Carmen LaDuca declares
that he is about to be adopted
by S/Sgt. Fontana but he hasn' t
been able to figure out if it is
his winning ways or the fact that
he (LaDuca) sleeps in the lower
sack and does the sweeping EVERY
morning that makes him so attrac-
tive to Ben.
S/Sgt. Dwight, the Mite, Boil-
eau sure is swinging at some fast
ones these days. He stands re-
veille in a big way. A few days
ago at reveille the Barracks
hief called for the Room Chief
,of Room 8 to report and Dwighty
yelped "All present or accounted
for" -- the only thing that
bothers me at all is the fact
that I happen to know he resides
in Room 10. He must be in love
I'm looking for some RAT to
throttle, whoever he is he'd bet-
ter keep quiet. Some loafer
burned a cake of Incense, I think
they call it, in my best pipe..
I knew it'd happen. T/Sgt. R.
Myrick (that' s his middle name)
Hearn sure does pick his numbers
when he salutes. The other day he
didn't even bother to return a
salute" from some one he thought
was a everyday GI. Anyway, it was
nerely TWO GENERALS AND A COLONEL
....Sweat? You said it!
Just after payday someone says
they did undoubtedly see Pfc.
Robert Allen Coe chasing a rabbit
about the squadron area. We won-
ier if he really saw one or was
Lt just too much Kick-a-Poo
joy-juice. Maybe one of the rab-
bits S/Sgt. Boileau kicks around
in a little pen out back when he
lets mad has been released from
Arrest in Quarters, huh Dwight?
'Too Young to Fight,'
Sergeant Holds DFC
Salt Lake City (CNS) -Sgt.
Thomas Kincaid, who has more
than 300 hours of combat flying
to his credit, holds the Distin-
guished Flying Cross and the Air
Medal with a silver- and four
bronze Oak Leaf Clusters and has
been in the AAF since January,
1942, is going home-just because
he's too young.
Sgt. Kincaid, who is 16, has
been stationed at the Army Air
Base here since his return from
North Africa several months ago.
Appraised of his discharge, he
said he would reenlist as an avia-
tion cadet-"when I'm 17."
South Pacific Area (CNS)-Lt.
Ricldard Birk, of Burlingame.
Cal., bailed out of his flaming
plane over the shark-infested sea.
Before he landed, however, a
whale appeared, chasing all the
sharks away. Later a Navy plane
spotted him, dropped a first aid
kit and sent a tug to his rescue.
SQUADRON COURT LEAGUE OPENS; GLEE CLUB HAS
SUNDAY PROGRAM OVER WDLP; THURSDAY NIGHT
WAR BOND DANCE IS HUGE SUCCESS
Opening games in the squadron
basketball league were played
last Monday night, with Barracks
3 downing Barracks 2, 30-29, and
Barracks 4 edging Barracks 1,
12-9. Games will be played on
Monday and Wednesday nights until
the league schedule is completed.
In the initial games, high scor-
ing honors went to Gunn of Bar-
racks 2 with 14 points, and And-
erson of Barracks 3 with 13 tal-
lies. Jenkins, Burns and Mitchell
also played outstanding ball for
Our glee club made its bow on
the radio last Sunday afternoon
and was a huge success. Many fav-
orable comments have been heard
on the singing of our boys, who
probably will be heard for half
an hour tomorrow over station
WDLP. Last Wednesday night the
glee club entertained the boys at
the nearby gunnery camp of Apa-
One of the outstanding social
events ever sponsored by our
squadron was held last Thursday
night in the Recreation Hall when
the War Bond dance was featured.
Pretty girls from Panama City and
Port St. Joe, attired in natty
evening gowns, acted as dancing
partners, and an enjoyable time
was had by all. Music for dancing
was furnished by the Tyndall
Field post orchestra, with songs
by Frankie Perry as an added at-
traction. Outstanding feature of
the evening was the awarding of
War Bonds to five lucky persons.
The dance was just a part of what
the 30th is doing to help make
the Fourth War Bond drive go over
The one sad note in the week's
events was the trouncing our bas-
ketball team suffered Saturday
night at the hands of the QM
quintet, 39-20. The game was
played in the huge Post gymna-
sium, and marked the first time
that athletic teams from our
squadron and QM ever participated
in games up on the main portion
of the post. Apparently our boys
were dazed by the bright lights
or something, as they failed to
display their usual good form and
never offered a serious threat to
the opposition. Jenkins, Ander-
son and Conley stood out for the
Two members of our squadron,
Bob Jernigan and Jimmy McNair,
will wear the colors of Tyndall
Field at the Golden Gloves boxing
tournament next week in Pensaco-
la. Both Jernigan and McNair are
better than ordinary mitt sling-
ers and it is hoped they will
bring further glory to our squad-
ron by chalking up wins. If they
finish on top at Pensacola,
they'll participate in the Golden
Glove finals at Chicago. It's
worth trying for.
Every Sunday morning, church
services are conducted in the
Rec Hall with Chaplain Gray of-
ficiating. These services are
becoming very popular with squad-
ron members, and talks given by
Chaplain Gray are proving very
helpful in every day problems.
Chaplain Gray also conducts ser-
vices on Sunday and Thursday
We won' t have to hear the Art-
icles of War for another six
months. They were read to us last
week in the Rec Hall by Lt. Greg
Greene, and an open discussion
followed the reading.
Somebody ought to tell Bob Hawk to stop dreaming about a
Valentine far away. The quipmaster of CBS' "Thanks to the
Yanks" would do well to take a quick look around at the
quartet of Conover Cover Girls -- or close his eyes and take
a p ick.
DAY ROOM REDECORATED;
Our Day Room and pool room are
a "thing of beauty and a joy to
behold" after undergoing a facial
change. Both rooms are laid out
in varied colors with unique de-
signs in the center. A symbol of
a guard is laid out in the day
room while a tile eight ball is
the center of attention in the
pool room. With rooms like these
we ought to garner that coveted
flag with ease. Our congratula-
tions are hereby extended to the
men who worked so zealously on
Our basketball and bowling
teams did not fare so well last
week but we'll have better luck
next time. We still need more
rooters for the team
Some of our boys are going on
furlough (very few). They' re
keeping their fingers crossed for
fear that they will be cancelled.
T/Sgt. Cartwright, local WAC
pin-up boy, has been transferred
to the 343rd. Our best wishes go
with him and we know that most of
the pool playing boys will miss
his vociferous arguing over a
Incidentally, your correspondent
worked as a gendarme last Satur-
day night and had quite a rugged
time of it.
BANTER: Pvt. Diaz is so home-
sick that he phones home every
week to get rid of that aching
feeling...Pvt. L. Taylor gets the
fastest service at the PX...He
might get the nomination for PX
pin-up boy...C. Spencer is in the
Doghouse with "Chesty"...A Turn-
bull and 0. Sharp are laying off
of Camp Rucker boys from now on...
Pvt. G. Kooey is now sporting a
"Pepsodent smile"...Pvts. G.
Wright and F. Kuchta are talking
about that '41 Ford that they
have a monopoly on. They might
flip a coin to see who marries
"IT"...Pvt. T. Jessup wants to be
a Glamour Boy. -Cpl. Sam Marotta
SMILES FLOURISH AS BAN
ON FURLOUGHS IS LIFTED
We got a lift this week with
the announcement that the ban on
furloughs had been lifted and in-
structors can once more dream of
seeing the home folks. S/Sgt.
Smith and Cpl. Delponte will be
kept busy filling out the neces-
sary blanks. Our squadron
bristles with activity during the
day and some of the boys say :hey
are getting "whistle happy, but
then we do have to meet form-
ations and ask anyone in our out-
fit if they aren't strictly on
Down Aircraft Rec Way: Lt.
Kinney is now in charge of our
department, replacing Lt. Mendel-
son who has gone to the Waller
Trainer. S/Sgt. Mullins says
that this department can boast of
more married men than any other
in the Dept. of Training in pro-
portion to its size, but the odd-
ity of it all is that Mullins is
a confirmed bachelor. Or do you
just want to be different Mugs?
Sighting: Congratulations to
Lt. Waller who dropped from the
bachelor ranks last week. Wel-
come back to Lt. Bailey who has
returned from D. S. We are also
glad to have S/Sgt. Conley back
with us alter a course at
Things We Saw And Heard: We
hear that Sgt. Kennedy is plan-
ning to take the fatal step around
the first of the month... We saw
S/Sgt. Juneau picking up coke
bottles in the woods and trying
to get a refund on them from Dele
...We saw quite a few boys last
weekend enjoying themselves at
the U. S.. dance in town as well
as those other "Night Clubs. "
that's all for this week, see you
in the next issue.
-S/Sgt. John C. Benz
February 12, 1944
THF: TYNn ATT. T~Rr.BT
P n er
Mrs. Perry, Bi lig And
Sabatino To Highlight
Cadets of 44-8 enjoyed a flash
preview of their graduation dance
at Monday night's Rec Hall party.
Everything; girls, music, and re-
presented in quality--if not in
quantity. Most popular dance of
the evening was the three step--
three steps were all you had time
"Frankie' s" ever popular routine
was again the program' s high spot.
She promises an arrangement of
"Ragged but Right" for our gradu-
ation dance. Mister Billig, of
Room 10 infamy, redeemed himself
by sparking the five-piece or-
chestra with a borrowed trumpet.
An impromptu series of melodies
--familiar melodies with that
latrine lilt-had hilarious hopes
of really livening things up, but
misfired. Impressario Steve "Ball
Turret" Sabatino assures that his
harmony discoveries will be under
control and ready to entertain at
the graduation dance.
Last Saturday' s passes came as
an anti-climax to that rugged end
of the fourth week. Most of us
felt as if we had thrown around
more ammunition than a light
cruiser, and made our fatigue-
stunned way to those beautiful
G.I. sacks. Some of the more
hardy souls, however, did venture
For instance, we heard that a
little Greek drama was staged
down in Panama City's shipyard
locale. After the last curtain
call, the participants had no
great difficulty finding rooms
for the night. Nothing but a
brand-new apartment satisfied
them--it would have been very
comfortable with more doors and
"T. A.R.F.U.N. was Cadet Mc-
Mahon's comment Sunday morning on,
his vicarious escapades of the
night before. Mac is my candidate
for the only aviation cadet to
spend a night in the guardhouse
by proxy--only Mac could do it.
Our own tired eyes saw it, or
we couldn't believe: Cadet Saake
standing with his hands on a Mae
West and not knowing what to do
New Reporter Solicits
Beginning this week this col-
umn, written by a new columnist,
will bring to its readers
the latest doings and gossip of
the mess squadron. The writer's
name will remain a secret but the
news, no matter what, will be
printed. Anyone having informa-
tion that would be of interest to
the readers of this column or
suggestions that would benefit
the squadron is requested to
place a note in a sealed envelope
in the organization mail box, ad-
dressed to "Chow Line Chatter. "
An answer will be printed the
And now the news: The mess men
have inaugurated the basketball
season with two defeats--but
don't let that bother you, fel-
lows, you have the makings of a
fine team, and I hear from a very
authoritative source that your.
suits have been ordered and
should be here in a very short
while So with a little extra-
scrimmage and a few more rooters
you should be able to take on the
best and win.
Lt. Harmende of Mess 2 has gone
to Maxwell Field where he will
attend a course for mess offic-
ers. He has been replaced by Lt. -
A bird in the hand in worth two in a bush,
And to GIs sending gifts and candies, I wish
You'd forget your hearts so far away
And remember me this Valentine's Day!
Goldstein who has been doing a
Scenes in and about the squad-
ron: Pvt. Cummings is in a fog
because his girl has gone back
home...Sgt. Mintzer taking a bath
under the watchful eyes of First
Sgt. Barbier...Pvt. Sauca.sitting
through two shows of Sinatra's
"Higher and Higher" waiting for
the pretty girl beside him to
...T/Sgt. Runk and S/Sgt. Saps-
ford, the inseperable pair, won-
der who buys the chow...M/Sgt.
Murphy with his zoot suit or as
he calls it, a suit a la Sapsford
S...S/Sgt. Dino, "Coach" Mancin-
elli putting the team through a
good hard scrimmage Friday after-
noon... st/Sgt. Barbier sweating
out the men taking PT, sweating
won' t help Sarge, it' 11 take more
than that...It's a pity when a man
has a good thing and don' t know
it...Well, it seems as though we
have reached the end, so until
next week I suggest that more men
turn out for the game and root
our team to victory.
Saunders Rides High;
Mac's Face Redder;
Our "snake charmer, Pvt. Saun-
ders, can hardly be accused of
being backward. I understand
that he requested of the officer
in charge of the Transportation
School that a recon be loaned him
to acquire the necessary ex-
perience. (What we can' t under-
stand is why he didn't request
the officer's private car and
"black book. ")
The proverbial "race of the.
century" was run a few days ago,
in which Cpl. McDermott matched
his Mercurial feet with those of
Lt. Nardi of the Dental Clinic.
When Lt. Nardi crossed the finish
line first-I hear tell that you
could have boiled an egg on the
"sunburned" face of Cpl. McDer-
This column wishes to offer a
belated welcome to lst/Sgt. Wil-
son A. Hargett.
The Welcome Mat is out also to
a bevy of new nurses--5 in num-
ber--who arrived here from Max-
well Field during the week.
It's nice to know that senti-
ment has not been lost in this
mad ,chaotic world. With Valen-
tine's Day only a week or so
away--two of our more maidenly
officers were seen cutting out
valentines to spread a little
sunshine near and far. Leave it
to our own "Angels of Mercy" tos
write their own "prescriptions. "
If you were awakened one day
last week by a bursting shell
from within the confines of 620--
it was nothing more than Fred
Stam popping off again. My boy
has been furious with some local
coffee shop for having charged
him 50 cents for a hamburger and
coffee. His solemn promise rsow
is that Panama City will not see
him again until he gets a well
deserved CDD that should have
been forthcoming long before he
ever got into the service.
I wish "Rick" would tell us
more about that Wac Cpl. who
boastfully told a bus load of GTs
that she had been dating Ricky!
The following is a gist of a
conversation overheard by a Medic
between a former member of the
WAAC, and a current member of the
Medical Detachment. It seems as
though the former WAAC had diffi-
culty in convincing the Medic,
that she had actually been in the
service. "ATTENTION.' she bel-1
lowed, in a typical drill ser-
geant's drawl, and gayly she be-
gan to count in cadence. "THIS, "
she proudly decreed, "is what
they taught mein Fort Oglethorpe,
Ga. "TRIPE," said the Medic,
"let me show you what they taught
me in Camp Lee. With that they
both disappeared in ihe moon-
light. -Sgt. A.S. Jackrel
Basketball Team Undefeated; Moe Lerner
Offers Sundry Reward For Lost Phaeton
Thanks to the able coaching of
Lt. Marcus, and the efforts of
the men concerned, our basket-
ball team is rapidly shaping up
into a fine combination, with
ample reserves. At present, the
outfit has won two out of as many
starts, and promise to be stiff
competition for all comers. Let's
get behind them, fellows, and
give them some support by attend-
ing the games and making our pre-
sence known. That trophy will
look mighty good beside the one
we have for volleyball.
We call Pfc. Bushong "Mouse"
around here because he's so quiet
and unassuming. But, according
to Pfc. Hastings, he's quite the
man about his house. Moreover,
and we quote, "He may be the
mouse here, but he's sure the rat
at home. "
The "25th" mentioned by Miss
Lace in Milton Caniff's column in
last week' s Target might not have
meant us, but on the other hand,
with our wolves it might easily
have referred to us. However, we
don' t have a baldy2/
We extend our deepest sympathy
to Pvt. Moe Lerner in the loss of
his car. It was his only material
possession. However, Moe has dug
up a few items for a reward, and
if anyone can give him any in-
formation leading to its recovery,
he'll give them: Two red ration
stamps (expire soon); one foun-
tain pen (minus a top); one pre-
war inner-tube, slightly damaged;
and one sure-fire phone number in
Belated congratulations to Pvt.
George Lines who took out an al-
lotment on his recent furlough.
More applause to our new ex-
pectants: Pfc. Hastings, and
Pvts. Lewis and Lawton.
Looks like that fatherly talk
we had with top-kick Hill last
week had its desired results; it
is rumored he was seen with a
single girl Saturday night.
THE TYN'DAL~L TARGET
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4THE TYNDALL TARGET Pa.e 11
THE POST LEGAL OFFICE
To Military Personnel
PFC. VINCENT J. ARCESE, is a
native of Brooklyn, N.Y. He
special izes in negl igence cases
and insurance. A member of
the New York bar, Pfc. Arcese
received his A.B. from Fordham
University and his LL.B. from
St. John's. He also attended
Harvard Law School and did
graduate work in N.Y.U.
PVT. DEWEY W. GUSTAFSON is
the court reporter. He is a
graduate of the Fort Dodge-
Tobin Business College in Fort
Dodge, Iowa. Was employed by
the Illinois Unemployment Com-
pensation Commission as offi-
cial court reporter prior to
entering the Army.
CAPTAIN GABRIEL POWERS, post
legal officer, specializes in
corporation problems. A mem-
ber of the New York Bar, Capt.
Powers received his B.B.A. and
his LL.B. degrees from St.
Lawrence University and his
M.B.A. from N.Y.U.
MRS. MARGARET CARR of Port
St. Joe, Fla., civilian sec-
retary to the post legal of-
While induction in the armed
services usually means freedom
from ordinary civilian worries,
in many cases problems which
arose in pre-uniform days are not
always satisfactorily settled by
the induction date. Although the
army has not signified its in-
tention to aid its soldiers with
all their problems, the War De-
partment has directed that each
army unit provide legal assistance
to its personnel wherever and
Here at Tyndall, the Post Legal
LT. HAROLD M. FAGIN, assist-
ant post legal officer, spec-
ializes in domestic relations
and estate problems, including
the drawing up of wills and
the powers of attorney. A
member of the New York bar, he
received his B.B.A. and LL.B.
degrees from St. John's Uni-
Office, under Captain Gabriel
Powers, is prepared to offer
military personnel and their de-
pendents advice on their legal
problems, whether they be old or
On matters which require court
appearance, the individual is re-
ferred to a private counsel in
the community where the court
appearance is necessary. Parti-
cularly for this purpose the Post
Legal Officer keeps in touch with
chairmen of State Bar Association
Committees in all of the 48
PVT. ALFRED CALABRESE spec-
ializes in contracts and col-
lection items. He received his
LL.B. from Suffolk University
and was preparing for the
Massachusetts bar at the time
of his induction.
states. Most problems, however,
do not require court appearances,
merely advice. It is this all-
important advice that the T/F
legal office offers to military
personnel and their dependents.
As in the protection against
disease an ounce of prevention Is
worth a pound of cure, just so
protection against legal entangle-
ments by an interview with the
Post Legal Assistance Office be-
fore entering into a legal re-
lationship will save much heart-
ache and regret.
February 12, 1944
THE mNDALL TARGET
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TORNADOES MEET CRACK N.A.S. QUINTET TODAY
NATION'S 5TH RANKING TEAM IS TYNDALL'S
WEEK-END FOE IN PENSACOLA; TEAMS WILL
PLAY HERE FEBRUARY 25 AND 26
With a record of 14 wins in 15 starts against local court
squads, the Tyndall Tornadoes yesterday strode out into the
world to seek their fortune against big-time competition.
Their opening guns in what appears to be a new era in Tyndall
sports are trained on one of the nation's top-ranking basket-
ball teams, thfe Naval Air Sta-
tion five at Pensacola.
Given the "go-ahead" signal by
Col. C.H. Anderson, new post
commander, the Special Service
Office lost no time in confirm-
ing the NAS request for a home
and home series with the Torna-
*d(-s, with the Tyndall team in-
vading the Pensacola bailiwick
this weekend and the NAS quintet
returning here on February 25
Meanwhile, the Tornadoes have
left no doubt as to their court
supremacy in local territory.
During the past seven days they
have scored three convincing vic-
tories over neighboring opponents.
Last Saturday they drubbed the
Apalachicola five, 61-16. On
Tuesday they downed their first-
half rmnners-up in the USD League,
the Coast Guard Earles, 44-27 in
a somewhat roughly played ball
game. The Coast Guard Seawinds'
attempted to provide the Torna-
does with their final competition
before the Pensacola trip, but
fell victims to a 72-36 onslaught
The Trnadoes are seeking their
ninth and tenth straight win in
Pensacola today, and while they
respect the reputed strength of
the NAS five, they want to be
shown before they believe it.
Big gun for the tars is Lt. (j)
W.O. Birr, whom Tyndall baseball
fens will recall as "Junior," the
pitcher and left fielder for the
Ellyson Field nine. Birr is a
former All-American court star
from the University of Indiana
and has been averaging 30 points
per game so far this season.
Birr also plays football and was
a member of the All-Star football
team which beat the Redskins in
the All-Star game at Chicago's
Soldier's Field in 1938.
Below are the box scores of
last week's games:
Hunt...... .... 6
Snowden... .. 5
Priedman ...... 9
patterson .... 8
Collod ....... 1
Stevens ..... 19
Hunt. .......... 2
Snowden ....... 15
CG SEAWINDS (38)
Cox ........... 9
Hall .......... 10
Rhodes ........ 0
CO EAGLES (27)
Parker ........ 8
Green ......... 10
Allen ......... 0
Stewart ....... 0
Brewer. ........ 2
McMullin .... 4
Bozehd ........ 0
RESULTS and STANDINGS
INTER-SQUADCW LEAGUE STANDINGS
25th.................. 3 0
69th................. 3 0
40th................. 2 1
350th................. 2 1
348th................ 2 1
932nd................ 2 1
Finance ............. 2 1
Ordnance.............. 2 1
349th........... ........ 1 2
Instructors' Sq...... 1 2
Medics............... 1 2
344th ............... 0 3
446th ................ 0 3
QM ................... 0 3
STUDENT LEAGUE STANDINGS
Squadron B.......... 2
Squadron A.......... 1
Squadron C .......... 1
Squadron E .......... 1
Squadron D.......... 0
OFFICERS' LEAGUE STANDINGS
Group I............... 2
Dept. of Trn'g Sq..... 2
1 I STechs.. 1
Phys. Trn'g........... 0
Group II.............. 0
OFFICERS LEAGUE LEADING SCORERS
(Week Ending Feb. 5.)
Lt. Topperwein (
Lt. Glasser (Sqd.
Lt. Johnson (Tec
Lt. Sayre (PT)..
Sills ........ 0
Massmann. .... 0
Wagner ........ 0
Black ........ 5
Laudis ........ 0
Cacherlo ..... 0
Hughes ....... 7
Dees .......... 0
Prysi ......... 5
25TH ALT. (21)
Sprowls ....... 6
Scott ......... 0
Stevens ...... 11
Jones.. ..... 3
Harris .. 6
Emanuel .... ...
T/F Boxers Await Pensacola Matches
Having completed several weeks of intensive training, Tyndall'
pugilists are poised fbr the Gulf Coast Amatear Boxing Championships
to be staged at Pensacola Monday through Thursday. Leading pros-
pect for a Tyndall representative in the Golden Gloves which follow
the Pensacola bouts is S/Sgt. Del Monroe of the Instructors' Squad-
Monroe, whose picture appears above, is 21 years old and hails
fran Twining, Mich. He began learning the tactics of the prize ring
at an early age and in 1941 reached his peak when he defeated the
Michigan amateur featherweight champion. Following this bout he
went into training for the Chicago Golden Gloves finals but broke
his hand while boxing shortly before thematches were to take place.
Since entering the Army, Monroe has been stationed at three dif-
ferent fields and at each was preparing to enter the Golden Cloves
only to have military activities interfere. This time, however,
Monroe hopes to break the jinx and add another string of victories
to his 11 pre-war conquests, four of which were won by the KO route.
In addition to Monroe, Coach (Sgt.) Mel Altis announced that Dale
Smith of the 446th, David Bole of the 25th Altitude Training Unit,
and Charles Blankenship of Ordnance and possibly several others
will leave Monday for Pensacola.
D. Knepper.... 10
Cappiello ..... 3
Hunt .......... 19
Compa ......... 7
INST. S}. (45)
Smith...... .. 0
Maxwell ....... 3
Tinko ......... 0
Dugan... ... .
Lake .......... O
Moulard ....... 3
Group I................. 26 10
Bell Ringers............. 21 15
Gren ins.................21 15
Sna)ls.................. 18 18
Suggers ................ 17 19
Group II................ 17 19
MOQ ..................... 13 23
Retreads............. ... 11 25
i O0 V.l E S
Saturday, 'HAPPY GO LUCKY, Mary
Martin, Dick Powell.
Sun., Mon., 'MADAME CURIE, Greer
Garson, Walter Pidgeon.
Tuesday, 'SWINGTIME JOHNNY, An-
drew Sisters. 'NABONGA,' Buster
Crabbe, Fifi Dorsay.
Wednesday, 'STANDING ROOM ONLY,
Fred MacMurray, Paulette Goddard.
Thursday, 'WHAT'S BUZZIN',' USO
Friday, 'PHANTOM LADY, Franchot
Tone, Ella Raines.
Sun., Mon., 'NO TIME FOR LOVE,
Tues. thru Fri., 'SWEET ROSIE
O'GRADY,' Betty Grable.
Saturday, 'TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS, '
Late Show Saturday, 'HIS IUTLER'S
SISTER,' Deanna Durbin.
Sun., Mon., 'HERE COMES ELMER,'
Al Pierce, Dale Evans.
Tues., Wed., Thurs., 'SCORCHED
EARTH,' Rareof China by the Jars.
Fri., Sat.. 'FIGHTING VALLEY,
THE TYNDALL TARGET
THE TYNDALL TARGET
By BOB HAWK
Quizmaster: "THANKS TO THE YANKS"
1. If Bing Crosby ate only the
kind of fruit his name describes,
and Bob Hope wore only the kind
of jewelry his name describes,
what would Bing eat and what
uld Hope wear?
2. Can gasoline be made from
3. What does the prefix "poly"
mean? for example: polygon,
4. Do you think a dog under-
stands his master better than the
master understands the dog?
5. What do you do to food when
.you glace it?
6. If you take two glasses of
water and put a teaspoonful of
salt in one and a teaspoonful of
augar in the other and stir them,
which one becomes cloudy?
7. What is the difference be-
tween an autocrat, a plutocrat,
and a democrat?
8. How many vocal
cords does a
9. Hotels in defense centers
are now filled to capacity seven
days a week, but In pre-war days,
was the percentage of occupancy
of hotels greater in the middle
of the week or on week-ends?
10. At the beginning of each
year, our thoughts lightly turn
to "pickling." There are pickled
beets, pickled onions, pickled
peppers. How would you go about
pickling some furniture?
1. Bing cherries.
4. Yes dog understands master
5. Coat it with an icing of
sugar or sweetened syrup.
6. The one with the teaspoonful
7. Autocrat: despot, one who
rules with absolute sway. Pluto-
crat: one who has power due to
wealth. Democrat: one who be-
lieves in social equality.
8. Two true cords and two false
9. In the middle. of the week.
10. Bleaching it.
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A neutral, visiting Berlin, was Pvt. Bill: 'Your girl's spoil.
curious about the food-situation. ed, isn't she?'
He turned to a native, who was Yardbird: 'No, it's just the
acting as his guide, and asked: new perfume she's using."
'Is it true that Germans are
eating horse meat?' He: 'Do you know what good
'Ach!' reminisced the Nazi, clean fun is?'
'those were the good old days.' She: 'No,' what good is it?'
GU N N ERS _WEEK
GUNNER OF THE CLASS *
T/SGT MARVIN W. CULVER
T/Sgt. Culver was a turret in-
structor and later NODIC of tur-
ret phase checking befo re he
took up aerial gunnery.
A veteran of a little more
than three years service, Sgt.
Culver is 25 years of age and is
married. He hails from Hart-
selle, Ala., and is a graduate
of the armorer school and the
turret school at Lowry Field.
Before coming to Tyndall Field
he' served as an armorer at the
Air Forces Proving Ground at
S/SGT. H.J. R4ULERSON
Although born in Jacksonville,
Fla., Sgt. Raulerson has resided
in several states during the past
In civilian life he was em-
ployed by the Western Union Co.
for two years as a teletype main-
tenance man. He joined the Army
*in February, 1939. After serv-
ing on D.S. in Panama and Trini-
dad he was reassigned to the
states and transferred to the
Signal Corps. In Septembe r,
1943, Raulerson was transferred
to the Air Forces.
CPL. JOHN ESBORN
PFC. EARL RAU
Pfc. Rau, a native of Brook-
lyn, N.Y., winds up his gunnery
training here as top gunner of
his class. He attended high
school in Illinois, where he
played varsity basketball.
Rau is married, and before in-
duction was employed, as an auto-
Entered AAF in April, 1943, at
Camp Upton, N.Y. Received basic
at Miami Beach and then was sent
to Keesler Field for A.M. train-
A/C LAWRENCE P. TIMMONS
A/C Timmons hails from Sal-
tillo, Miss., and is 27 years
old. He attended Cedar Hill
High School, for which school
he played varsity basketball.
Upon graduation from high school,
Timmons took a business course
and then went to work for the
Burroughs Machine Co.
At the time of his enlistment
in August, 1941, Timmons was the
N.Y.A. 's office manager at Tu-
Cpl. John Esborn is a 23 year
old native of Sweden who has made
his home in Cleveland, Ohio,
since arriving in this country
with his parents in 1930. He
attended schools in Cleveland
and before entering the Army was
a tool and die designer.
Cpl. Esbern is a member of
Class 44-9. He has one brother
in the service, To.rsten .Esborn,
who is at present on .duty at
Camp Hdan, Calif..
T/SGT. A.J. KISSIMON, JR.
A native and resident of Phila-
delphia, T/Sgt. Kissimon expects
to continue in some phase of
after the war. Tried pilot
training but was eliminated
at Jackson, Miss., in 1942.
Prior to entering the Army, he
was a cashier in a chain grocery
store. Wds educated at North-
east Catholic High School in
Philadelphia. Is 22 years old.
Enlisted in March, 1940, and
was sent to the Coast Artillery
at Fort Monroe, Va..