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"THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST"
Oscar Wilde, peerless poet
and playwright of the late
'80s, who shocked Victorian
England with his variations
on the theme of life, once
wrote a book about "The Im-
portance of Being Earnest."
And Wilae, even the scoffers
have admitted, was, despite
his assorted foibles, in-
tensely serious about his
Now, war has come to that
England, as it has to most of
the world, thereby greatly en-
hancing the utility value of
the truism that Wilde and his
fellows in the esthetic move-
ment espoused so meticulously.
And in the deadly determin-
ation of the English people to
do the best job yet, sits the
irrefragable evidence of the
truisn at work. Well do the
English know the importance of
being earnest, for in the
ruins of london Town they have
a fresh reminder.
But we have not been bombed
and Americans still enjoy in
comparative abundance the good
things of life, so that per-
haps it is not altogether
strange, that only lately, has
the importance of beinE earnest
in our work begun to intrude
on our fringe of conscious-
Not all of us in the Army
have placement in jobs that we
particularly enjoy, nor are we
airways playing the wished-for
roles. Consequently, our jobs
diminish in their importance
to us, and we sometimes wonder
at the good of it, if any.
But viewed in the aggregate,
the force of this tremendous
collaboration is at once ap-
In every man there is a
spark of ambition that in his
expectations carries him to
the top, a desire to succeed,
that augurs ill for all com-
petitors. Yet more than hope
of success is requisite in
order for a man and his job
to get on well together. Am-
bitions are not always real-
ized, recognition frequently
puts in a belated appearance,
and for all of its shortcom-
ings the job-is still ours to
But try telling that to a
man who has been rudely pulled
out of his favorite armchair
and bluntly told that he has
no choice but to leave his
family and job, and the friends
of his choosing, to enter the
Army. Tell him that while he
is still thinking about the
good job that he left and re-
membering some of the civilian
comforts. Yet, it is he, and
the millions like him who have
an Army job to do, that must
rediscover for themselves the
importance of their jobs.
...You may never get to go
overseas soldier. Perhaps
never even see another camp
than the one you're at. But
one thing is dead sure, and if
at times it escapes you, best
to remember it now. Your job!
The job, the Army finds you
best suited for, warrants
everything you can give it,
always...For this war will end
only when the man in the
'little job' is fully con-
vinced of the importance of
being earnest about it.
In a letter of endorsement of Brotherhood Week, Presiden
Roosevelt writes: "While we are engaged in a mighty struggle
to preserve our free institutions and to extend the boundaries
of liberty in the earth, it is good for us to pledge renewed
devotion to the fundamentals upon which this nation has been
built. Brotherhpod must prevail. Our inescapable choice is
brotherhood or chaos."
Now we realize how important it is to fight together, but we
also need to know how to live together. Color or nationali-
ty should give neither advantage nor disadvantage.
Paul, in Acts 17:24ff, says God "hath made of one blood all
nations of men...and hath determined...that they should seek
the Lord...for in Him we.live, and move,.and have our being...
forasmuch then as we are. the offspring of God, we ought not to
think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone,
graven by art and man's device...because He hath appointed a
day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by
that Man whom He hath ordained..."
Paul teaches that all life' is from one source--God. Bi
these men to whom he was speaking had turned from the trt
God and were worshipping idols, therefore Paul tells them they
should seek the Lord for in Him, and Him only, is true life to
be found. He tells them God is not to .be likened unto idols
and that God is going to judge the world in righteousnessby
"that -Man"--Christ. Therefore true brotherhood comes only
through Christ, but all who are in Him are brothers and sons
of God, no matter what his color or nationality may be. God
is no respecter of persons for John 1:14 teaches that as many
as receive Christ to them is given the right to become sons of
A good rule for all nations is "do unto other nations as you
would have them do unto you." "If a man say, I love God, and
hateth his brother, he is a liar, for he that loveth not his
brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath
not seen?" I John 4:20. Countries that now call themselves
Christian should keep this verse in memory.'
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday School at Post Chapel...........................9:00 A.M
Worship at Colored Recreation Hall.................. 9:00 A.M.
Worship at Post Chapel.............. ............... 10:00 A.M.
Worship in' Skunk Hollow"...........o. ,............. 10:00 A.M.
Evening Worship at Post Chapel.......................7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting................................. :30 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal.....................................7:00 P.M.
Post Chapel....................................8:00 A.M.
Post Theater................................. 10:00 A.M.
Post Chapel........ ........................... 11: 15 A.M.
Daily Masses........................................ 5:30 P.M.
Confessions.................................. Saturday, 7:00 P.M.
(and any time the chaplain is in office)
Worship Service... ............................Friday, 7:30 P.M.
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THE TYNDALL TARGET
EGLIN FIELD FIVE PLAYS TORNADOES HERE TONIGHT
GAME SET FOR 8 P.M. IN POST GYM; 69TH TO PLAY
350TH IN OPENER AT 6:45; PENSACOLA N.A.S.
TEAM COMING HERE NEXT WEEK-END
Although still starting from the twin setback received at
the hands of' the Pensacola NAS quintet last week-end, the
Tyndall Tornadoes are back on the winning side of the ledger
with two victories over USO League opponents and will attempt
to make it three straight tonight at the expense of the
Eglin Field Eagles. The gane will be played in the post gym
and is scheduled to start at
OUR FRONT COVER 8:00 P.M. A preliminary gane
between the 69th and 350th
The Malfunction Range is the cagers will begin at 6:45 P.M.
scene of our front cover this Regardless of the outcome of
week. Clustered about the in- tonight's contest, the Tornadoes
structor are 10 neophyte gun- will be looking forward to next
ners receiving instruction in Friday and Saturday when they
the ingenious art of fixing a will have an opportunity to
malfunction, avenge their double defeat by
Each student gunner spends a the Pensacola Naval Air Station
total of 12 hours on the Mal- squad, which is scheduled to
function Range in which time arrive here Friday afternoon
he learns to identify and fix for a double-header. The sailors
the mult iple common malfunc- had an easy time of it with the
tions that may occur in com- T/F team last Friday, scoring
bat. 67 points to the Tornadoes' 40.
The picture was taken by the The following night it looked as
Post Photo Section. though the Tornadoes might turn
the tables as they held the lead
during the first half of play.
WAR DEPT. TELLS HOW TO But anple reserves made the dif-
MAKE APPLICATION FOR ference as the weary Tyndall
team vainly attempted to hold
MUSTERING OUT PAY the tars in check. The final
score was Pensacola 59, Tyndall
Details of how discharged vet- 47.
erans may apply for the mustering
out pay recently voted by Con-
gress were made public this week
by the War and Navy Departments.
Men who are honorably dis-
charged henceforth will tuto-
matically receive the pay without
making application, but Army
personnel discharged prior to
passage of the measure will have
to apply to a specified Army
Finance Office in the state in
which the applicant resided at
the time of his enlistment or
Wacs also are eligible to re-
ceive mustering out pay. So are
women who were discharged for
disability from the Women's Ariy
Auxiliary Corps before it became
Veterans with less than 60 days
service will receive $100. Ser-
vice of 90 days or more and with
no foreign service entitles the
veteran to $200, payable in two
monthly installments of $100.
Veterans of 60 days or more who
have had foreign service will re-
ceive $300 in three equal monthly
An Arny veteran who has been
discharged or relieved from ac-
tive duty prior to approval of
the law providing for mustering-
out pay must follow this pro-
1. Submit a certificate of
discharge or service. To assure
the return of this certificate,
the veteran is cautioned to write
his present address on the certi-
2. Submit an informal type of
certified application on which
is stated his name and address;
service number, serial number or
file number; that he was not
discharged or released to accept
employment without service out-
side the United States; that he
is not now serving on active
duty; that he has not and will
not make any other application
for mustering out payment; the
state of which he was a resident
at the time of Induction or en-
listment, and whether he has had
Stevens, Friednan and Johnson
were the spearheads in the T/F
attack with totals of 27, 19 and
19 points respectively for the
two games. Lt. (j g) W.O.Birr
practically scored at will against
the Tornadoes in the first gane,
hitting the hoop for 28 markers.
However, in Saturday's contest,
Coach Pete Collodi changed his
strategy with the result that the
usually high scoring Birr was
held to 6 points.
In tonight's tussle with Eglin,
the Tornadoes may have their
handful as the Eagles boast an
unusually tall squad. Coaching
the Eglin team is Lt. James A.
Brantner, former court star with
Alabana' s Crimson Tide. Brantner
and Sgt. Frank Kley of George
Washington U. are slated to start
at the forward positions fbr the
Eagles. Lt. Pendleton Morris is
the Eglin Flyer's 6'4" center,
and boasts a two year stint with
the University of Michigan quin-
tet. Lt. Andy Mihalic, guard,
starred with Bethany (W.Va.) Col-
lege for two years, and a year
at Franklin and Marshall College
in Pa. Sgt. Dave Mercer, re-
serve center, formerly captained
the George School five and was a
varsity man at Penn. He stands
at 6'3". Other Eglin reserves
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SEVEN OFFICERS PROMOTED
Announcement was made this week
of the promotion of seven Tyndall
first lieutenants to the rank of
Four of the seven officers
promoted are associated with the
station hospital. They are Wil-
liam J. McLaughlin, assistant
chief of surgery; Phillip J.
Woodworth, laboratory officer;
Albert M. Dautrich, aviation
physiologist; and Theodore R.
Koenig, x-ray officer.
Others promoted to captain
were Franklin R. Ruege, member,
Advisory Training Board, Addison
Barry, Postal Service officer;
and Herbert C. Davis, C.O. of
Flight Group I.
SGT. LILES NAMED POST
GOES TO FORT MYERS
Named to replace M/Sgt. Ernest
W. Stone as Tyndall Field post
sergeant-major this week was
T/Sgt. Conrad Liles, who has
been on duty in the sergeant-
major' s office for almost a year.
Sgt. Liles is from Kannapolis,
N.C., is 29 years old and has
been in the Army three years.
Sgt. Stone, a Tyndall veteran,
was transferred to Buckingham
Field, Fort Myers, Fla., where
he will be sergeant-major of the
75th Flying Training Wing and
assistant to the wing air in-
spector, administrative. He had
been post sergeant-major here
since the spring of 1943, and
prior to that was chief morning
report clerk in the Personnel
Section. Stone is from Tifton,
Added to the staff in the ser-
geant-major's office was S/Sgt.
Dwight Boileau, former 69th dijef
clerk, who assumed Liles' duties.
REC HALL VALENTINE
DANCE DRAWS LARGE
More than four hundred GIs and
their dates jam-packed the Bec
Hall last Wednesday night to at-
tend the regular mid-week dance.
With the Rec Hall decorated in a
Valentine motif and music sup-
plied by the T/F dance band, the
evening's festivities reached a
new high in entertainment.
The two door prizes (Valentine
Candy) were won by Betty Pollack
and Pvt. Little.
PFture plans for the Rec Hall
include one novelty dance per
month for the permanent party,
according to an announcement by
the Special Service Officer. The
dances will begin at 8 P.M.
Also scheduled to begin next
week is a special entertainment
program for patients in the Post
Hospital each Tuesday, which will
include performances by talented
entertainers in this vicinity.
Skunk Hollowers got a special
treat last Thursday when Jewel
and Plato, magicians with the USO
Camp Show, "What's PBuzzin, went
down to the Hollow following their
stint in the show and put on
their act in the packed-to-the-
rafters day room.
T/F BOXER WINS GULF
COAST GOLDEN GLOVES
Sgt. Manuel Cocio of the 350th
threw some of the hardest punches
landed in the Gulf Coast Golden
Gloves matches at Pensacola last
week and returned here yesterday
afternoon with the tournament's
light heavyweight crown and a
ticket to the Chicago Golden
Gloves tourney next week.
Cocio and seven other Tyndall
pugilists made the Pensacola trip
under the guidance of Lt. John
Gueder and Sgt. Mel Altis. S/Sgt.
Del Monroe, Tyndall's hope in the
welterweight class, was the victim
of a confused decision in his
first bout, after he had de-
finitely shown his superiority
over his opponent.
Pvt. Ray Schatz, 136 lb. class
(Novice); Pvt. John Paulas, 136
lb. class (Novice); Pvt. Charles
Blankenship, 146 lb. class (Open);
Pvt. David Role, middleweight
(Novice); Pvt. George Rhodes,
middleweight (Novice); and Pfc.
Dale Snith, middleweight (Novice);
were the other T/F competitors in
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
A.M. 2:00 P.M.--Orienta-
Film--for student gunners
12:30 P..-..Squadron A&R Repre-
sentative Meeting. Athletic Ofc.
7:00 P.M.--Movies, Station Hos-
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7:00 P.M.--Special Entertainment
at Station Hospital.
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 Variety Show,
8:00 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent Party Only.
8:30 P.'.-.Tyndall Field Radio
Playhouse. Station WDLP.
3:30 P.M.--Tyndall Concert Band,
7:00 FF..--Movies, Hospital.
8:00 P.. -.-Air Wacs on the Air.
8:00 P.M.--GI Dance, Rec Hall,
8:00 P.M.--Dance, Colored Rec
8:30 P.M.--Rec Hall Tonight,
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7:30 P.M.--Regular Weekly Meeting
of the SIOA Club (E.M.'s Wives)
at the S.S. Office.
7:30 P.M.--Boxing, Receiving Sq.
8:00 -'.M. --Movies, Colored Rec
7:00 F.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies. Receiving Sq.
SEE S.S. BULLETIN BOARD
AT POST EXCHANGE FOR
TON I GHTI
TORNADOES vs. EGLIN FIELD
February 19, 1944
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NOW AND FOREVER
With the lifting of the siege
of Leningrad accomplished, Hel-
sinki's hopes for a German triumph
in the far north sank to a new
low. Now the Finns must ac-
climate themselves to the idea
of an ultimate Soviet victory.
Being a practical people, the
Finns feel there is no time for
bargaining like the present. And
at this very moment, waiting in
Stockholm, is Finland's ace
negotiator, John Paasikivi, who
figured prominently in the 1940
-eace parleys. Unofficial re-
ports hint that the gentleman is
waiting for a reply from Moscow.
That may take some time, for it
is a definite part of the Russian
policy to let the other fellow
cool his heels for a while be-
fore the Soviets show any ten-
dency to thaw.
Our boys gave the Japs a little
rooking the other day when they
landed without resistance on the
tiny isle of Rooke, in Vitiaz
Strait, between New Britain and
New Guinea. The occupation of
Rooke, is among other things,
keeping the preoccupied Nips
right 'on the Rabaul' and pur-
chase is becoming more difficult
dsy by day as Allied bombardiers
continue their accurate pounding
of New Britain's big supply base.
Someday, the war will have passed
from the Pacific and free of the
hateful influence of Japan, the
island sanctuaries will once
again reflect their former ways
A recent war bulletin tersely
states that "American troops
gained 200 yards in Cassino."
And while this is less yardage
than a good Notre Dame team would
normally gain in a single game,
it tells better than anything
else the story of bloody Casslno.
Here, men and machines are at
close grips in one of the great
death struggles of the war. The
terrain favors a firmly entrench-
ed enemy and the bitter Italian
weather has thus far played a
treacherous role. A break-through
at Cassino would undoubtedly in-
sure the success of the Anzio
bridgehead and rust the Nazis'
ring of steel. And, with every
precious yard gained, that ring
is slowly slipping off destiny's
For the entrapped Nazis in the
Ukraine, retreat will soon be
over. One bleak morning approxi-
mately 100,000 soldiers of the
Reich will wake to reveille in a
Soviet prison camp. The clamor-
ing strains of the Red bugle will
remind the Nazis of other days
when they were doing the trumpet-
ing and the other fellow was do-
ing the listening. And,as from
far off the thunder of Moscow's
victory guns is brought to their
ears, the sour note of their own
defeat will rise unchallenged in
London (CNS)-Sgt. George R.
Knied, of Dobbs Ferry, N. J.. a
Liberator gunner, had this six-
word description of a recent at-
tack on Pas de Calais: "No flak.
no( fighters. no fun."
Never one to do things in a
small way, Pvt. Tony Johns
(above), student gunner of
Squadron B, last week was ask-
ed to purchase that "extra War
Bond" by one of the group of
officers' wives who were cam-
paigning here during the 4th
War Loan drive.
Tony replied that he'd pur-
chase a bond, and when asked
the amount of the bond he
wished to purchase, he casual-
ly said, "A thousand dollar
According to S/Sgt. Leon H.
Lovitt of the Post Finance
Office, Johns paid for his
bond with cash, and became the
fifth T/F purchaser of a $1000
bond during the present war
Capture Nazi Flier
London (CNS) Two British
Tommies, wandering home one
night from a pub, saw a figure
emerge from some roadside
shrubbery. "I surrender," said the
"Go away," said the two Tom-
"I surrender," repeated the
stranger, stepping under a street
light. He was a German aviator
who had bailed out of his plane
during a raid on London.
The two Tommies whisked him
away to the coop and next night
returned to the same pub. You
never can tell, they figured. It
might happen again.
Washington (CNS) The
Army's officer candidate schools
which have a total of 240,000
graduates, now have been re-
duced to a monthly graduation
list of from 2,500 to 3,000 with a
further cut in prospect, accord-
ing to the War Department.
High point in OCS graduations
was reached in December, 1942,
when 23,000 candidates became
officers. Between June, 1942, and
November, 1943, almost 15,000 of
the graduates were enlisted men
selected in the combat areas and
sent home for training.
ONE MAN'S OPINION
What's Yours ?
We don't know who danced with whom at the Rec Hall last
week. Nor do we know whether the most popular song of the
week was "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer' s
Technicolor production "Mr. Smith and All His Family and Rel-
atives Go to Washington." In fact, we just don't know. We're
just an ordinary GI and we can tell you who got "busted" last
week and why and we can quote verbatim the latest gentleman's
rest room report on when the ratings will be open. We can
even tell you, with knowledge based on these reports, who
will get promotions and why.
All this you as well as we know. It helps and hurts our
morale. And our morale is similar to the weather in this sec-
tion of Florida, subject to change, but all important. When
the weather is bad we can't fly and when we can' t fly we
can't train gunners.
When we think about promotions and who will get them we
cannot think about the war. There is nothing Hitler can do to
mess up the weather butywhen it stops us it is a help to him.
The one who can hurt our morale is the individual soldier. If
he devotes more time to wondering who will get the promotions
when they come than he does about how many men we will lose
in our invasion against the Germans and the Japs he is help-
ing the enemy and hurting our morale.
Orientation classes recently begun on the field are about
as popular as a PFC at an infantry training camp. (And if
you don't think a PFC is something at an infantry camp,
then you've never had infantry training.) They "take too much
time after 'hours'." If they were held during "hours" they
would take too much time from a guy who's work is so all im-
portant. It's sorta like PT, only an instructor can tell when
you are exercising your body. It's difficult for an orienta-
tion lecturer to tell whether you have your mind on a map of
the Pacific or the shape of a Wac.
There is no way that orientation can be made as interesting
as women. But unless a soldier .knows more about the war the
chances are he will have fewer years to devote to the study
females. And you can learn something about why we fight, how
we fight and our progress instead of (chances are) who she
is, where she came from and will she?
Orientation classes, however, should, and probably will, be
made interesting...interesting to the average soldier. Until
they are they will be unpopular. They must be something more
than an excuse for a married man to be late home in Panama
City and the basis for a gripe from the single man about be-
ing late to the beer hall. A. CORPORAL
(Name withheld by request)
This space will be reserved for replies to the above letter
or discussions on any other subject our readers desire.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
WHAT'S NEW: at La Hose, Ill.,
girls were the only students left
in the senior class of the high
school after the five male pupils
who had come of age enlisted in
the armed forces...Vice President
Henry Wallace got a taste of
riveter' s life when he visited
the Lockheed Aircraft Plant at
Burbank, Calif., on an inspection
trip...Undeclared war hit Staten
Island, N.Y., when 50 shells ac-
cidentally went off from an AA
gun on a freighter anchored in
Upper N.Y. Bay... 12 Mayood,Ill.,
girls, 'relatives and friends of
prisoners of Bataan, joined the
WAC to do their bit...At Long
Beach, Calif., a training plane,
its retracted wheels jammed,
slid in to a perfect belly land-
ing. Pilot's name was Army Capt. I
Kenneth B. SCIDmore.
In Camden, N.J., Mrs. Gemma
Crosley, who lost $90 saved for
her infant son's eye operation,
wept no more. The Camden Lions
Cluo pledged hospital costs and
the local Red Cross chapter
promised payment for subsequent
operations...At Boston, Mrs.
Anna Ross was granted a divorce
when she testified her husband
punched her in the nose to stop
her snoring...Dr. O.H. Caldwell
of Philadelphia claims that radio
wave cooking, after the war, will
turn out a 10 pound roast in 12
minutes...Between now and the
opening of the season, the Brook-
lyn Dodgers probably will have a
new owner...Baseball's post-plan-
ning committee is developing a
plan for the absorption of play-
ers back in the game...Lou Novi-
koff has signed a 1944 contract'
with the Chicago Cubs.
It wasn't just a mirage that
met the eyes of the boys in
Company B, 27th Tank Battalion,
at Camp Campbell, Ky. The order
of the day began when the KP's
distributed menus to the soldiers
in the barracks...as they re-
clined in bed. Capt. Kenneth F.
Maxey, Jr., hastily offered ex-
planations as the retorts of "Are
you kidding?" were hurled from
right to left. Because of the
uni t' s fine showing in individual
tank crew gunnery tests, Capt.
Maxey decided something should
be done about it and he thought
the best treat of all would be
breakfast in bed. Merus suggested
a choice of eggs "up, over or
scrambled" plus cereal and cream,
grapefruit, toast, coffee or
milk. That day the boys wrote
home, "Dear Mon... Gee, home was
never like this."
Yanks Abroad Get
25 Million Letters a Week
Washington (CNS)-The folks
at home have sent more than a
billion pieces of mail to soldiers
overseas since the war began, ac-
cording to War Department
figures. Weekly shipments now
average about 25 million pieces
with V-Mail amounting to 25 per
T TYNDALL TARGET Pae 5
QUESTION: How LONG DOES YOUR
By CPL. WILLIAM JAMES
PFC. CHARLES RACKNEY, guardians;
OMy pay holds out fairly well.
Much of it is sent to my wife and
mother, while a fair sum goes to
the Ree Hall. I also buy bonds.
S/SGT. FRANK BLECK, JR.,Person-
nel: "My pay does' t last too
long; most of it goes towards
CPL. REBECCA MOSELEY, WAC De-
tachment: "I manage fairly well
even though a part of my pay goes
into War Bonds end insurance. "
$ r ,
CPL. ALEX BLAZER, JR., mechanic,
Bluebirds: "Part of my pay is in
war bonds and allotments. The rest
is used for expenses and loans in-
curred in that last poker game.
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SGT. FRANCIS DRAB, turret in-
structor, White Flashes: "Part
of my pay goes into bonds, part
of it is sent home for my next
furlough, and the rest is used
to keep up my morale. You know
l/SGT. E.D. TRISCH, line chief,
Bluebirds: "My pay holds up O.K.
Part of it is invested in War
Bonds and some of it goes toward
an allotment. What I have left
goes to the Phibassy Club."
The downward trend in prices at
the PX probably will be followed
by a similar descent in tariff on
haircuts at the post barber shop
.. The verce of the people has
finally been heard ...... M/Sgt
Ernest "Hardrock" Stone turned
in the latch-key to the post ser-
geant-major's office this week
and packed his bags for Fort
Myers, Fla., where he has been
assigned as sergeant-major of the
75th Flying Training Wing .. One
of those pre-Pearl Harbor boys,
Stone took the Army seriously and
when Dan S. Howell was appointed
warrant officer last spring,
T/Sgt. Stone was the logical man
to succeed him as post sergeant-
major .. Ever willing to argue on
almost any subject, "Hardrock' s"
many friends will miss him most
when it comes to discussions on
Little known fact is that
Capt. Eugene Englebrecht, post
operations officer, served as
post commander for at least two
hours several months ago .. All
other ranking flying officers
were either away or in the air
.. .... Big mystery over at the
mess squadron is the source of
the silk panties found in the
barracks bag of one Sgt. Thomas
Brown, assistant mess sergeant at
If you don' t care to sweat out
lines at the Post Theater, there
is always a basketball gane going
on at the Post Gym ...... The
muddy thoroughfares of Tyndall
Hones on "misty" days remind us
of recruit days at Jefferson Bar-
Giant Fox Hole
Wins $80 for GI
Bougainville Island (CNS) -
PFC Roy L. Webb, of West Lib-
erty, Ohio, bet his fellow soldiers
$80 he could dig a foxhole eight
feet wide, 10 feet long and four
feet deep in four hours. He fin-
ished the job in four minutes un-
der the stipulated time, taking
five three-minute rest periods and
eating five bars of chocolate for
Interest among his companions
was so great that more than $800
in side bets was placed on the
Pinch Me, Percival!
It's Breakfast in Bed
Camp Campbell, Ky. (CNS)-
Members of Co. B, 27th Tank
Battalion, were awakened the
other morning by the musical
tinkle of a tiny silver bell. While
they stirred drowsily, a mess at-
"Here's the menu," the attend-
ant said. "Won't you order your
breakfast in bed?"
The dog-faced boys gaped in
amazement, but it wasn't a gag.
Their commander, Capt. Kenneth
F. Maxey, Jr., had ordered break-
fast in bed for the company be-
cause of its fine showing in recent
individual gun crew tests.
Tulsa, Okla. (CNS) --Ordered
to pay his wife $40 a month ali-
mony, Frank Mosley, 54, sent her
$40 worth of pennies in a can of
racks where snowshoes were stand-
ard equipment during the rainy
season .... .. The howls of pro-
test have since died down, but we
can' t forget the forlorn expres-
sions on the Personnel men who
were assigned to Skunk Hollow ..
For several, it meant going back
to a familiar nuneral, the 343rd.
We understand that the Corning
Glass Company of New York has re-
ceived Eicher, Riker and Crowr-
ley's contract for the largest
eight-ball ever made .. According
to the story seeping out from yon
Wac stockade, Riker got stung,
but it was Eicher and Crowley who
felt the pain ...... It was all
amisteak, claims a certain stu-
dent squadron lieutenant who,
while attempting to cook some-
thing up, was surprised by the
unexpected appearance of the OD.
... .. Last Sunday's A.O. re-
ceived a visit from the 0.0. and
was very grateful for the pres-
ence of a Wac who arrived shortly
before the 0.0. .... .. Major
.Hauck reports that his dental
staff has made 29,992 fillings
in the past four months .. His
book will be entitled, "The Holes
We've Filled," or, "The Cavities
Stop us if you've heard this
one before, but a boy in long
pants boarded a bus for ten
cents. He in turn was followed by
a lad in short pants who only
paid five cents. The last to en-
ter was a pretty gal who didn't
pay any fare at all--she had a
COCHRAN FIELD MEN
By now the Cochrane Field boys
should be used to Tyndall, what
do you think boys? Pvt. Lisi is
in a daze after a 3-day pass
with "Bobby. We hear that Sgt.
Stewart pulled his rank on a
captain lately, got Reynolds off
The basketball team put on a
Frank Merriwell finish to beat
the Medics 25-24, in a nip and
tuck battle. The team looked
good and a cheering section from
the squadron wouldn't hurt any-
S/Sgt. Owens is temporarily at
Skunk Hollow so bring all com-
plaints and misfits to Fitz-
patrick and company. With the
condition some of our coveralls
are in, we'll soon have two more
cheeks to powder.
We'll have to tell Sgt. Pizzi
and "Barrymore" Panico to take it
easy on Lutz, for a painter he
looked funny waltzing around the
ramp with a push broom. Don' t
push Catlett into a prop Lutz,
see the Chaplain.
We hear from our brother Com-
mandos that Pfc. Campagna is
headed to Mobile to meet his
bride to be, lots of luck "Campy. "
Gilbert Islands (CNS)-Biggest
pest in the Gilberts is "Bedcheck
Charlie," a Jap bomber that
blasts this base at bed check
"O-OH, HAT NERVE!" Ginger
Rogers shies from the 'phone in
mock dismay in this humorous
pose. With Robert Ryan as her
new leading man she plays a ser-
viceman's bride in "Tender Com-
rade," her new RKO Radio picture.
ORDMEN WIN WAR BONDS;
MIZE GAINS WEIGHT
A welcoming hand is offered to
our new Armament Officer, W/O
Tracy. Although new to Tyndall
Field, he has known several 2062
men for some time.. Two happy
soldiers are Pfc. Sohn and Pfc.
Matlock, who have each won a
$26.00 War Bond during this
month's raffle. The Ordnance is
a "live wire" when it comes to
selling, buying, or raffling
This Week's BULL-ETIN: There
is the sad but true tale about
the Ord. Pfc. who loaned another
GI 18 leaves of lettuce. As this
gent hasn' t offered to pay the
debt our Pfc. wouldn't "lower
himself by asking for the cash"...
The next time one of the Knepper
boys mails a letter he should in-
clude the destination on the en-
Was Tom Antonelli surprised
that the picture of the female
he possesses is reputedly a dup-
licate of the one owned by an-
other Flaming Bomber?... Lots of
things happen on furlough. Ira
Burget came back with definite
waves in his hair. In the past
his hair was decidedly straight...
A furlough was a help to Pfc.
Mize who gained more than 10
pounds. A few weeks from now, he
should be back to normal-so pre-
dicts our mess hall spy.
Congratulations to Sgt. Moody
and Pfc. St. Clair. They have
decided that marriage is a fine
institution. Their wives think
so too...A pat on the back to
Ordnance' s basketball team. They
have won 2 out of 8 games and
stand a good chance of winning
many more...If predictions come
true, Sgt. S. R. will marry a
Georgia Peach. (In spring a
young man' s fancy turns to
thoughts of love.) Not so with
Buccini who thinks more of get-
ting the original GI haircut.
Yes, he has a fine head of skin...
Pvt. Warren Evans is a lover of
fresh air. One night last week
a surprised group watched a bunk
with Evans in it being carried
outside by several "pals. "
February 19, 1944
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Page 6 THE TYNDAJJL TARGET
COLLERAN FEINTS; SPIVA
All's well that ends well, I
guess. That was some Squadron
'Party we'uns had ourselves Sat-
tidy night There was a free-for
all on one of the buses on the
way back to Tyndall Tech that
night and someone slugged the
well-known Sgt. Vernon Smith
causing him to teeter towards
Johnnie "Pop" Colleran. Pop was
so scared he fainted dead away
at the sight of a would-be hay-
maker tossed in his general
Curley Meserve had to be treat-
ed for rabies. He left his
teeth on his foot locker and
they snapped him, guess it was the
uly time they had ever seen
anything that faintly resembled
steak around here.
Sgt. "Lettuce Ear" Aydelotte is
so much in love with his new job
at Weights & Balances that he
says he will sell the idea to
Greyhound Inc. after the war is
over and he gets back on the job
as jockey to one of his pet buses.
T/Sgt. Jurgen Pfoltner (call
him what you want to) talks in
his sleep every night The boys
in his room have a list of Beeee-
autiful gurls' addresses; the
only trouble is that the word
SHOTGUN is repeated several times
during his innocent spieling.
"Little Chum" Mintner (S?Sgt.)?
..owes his school-girl complec-
tion to all the milk he drinks.
Very day, rain or shine, he can
be seen wending his way towards
the Post Commissary for his daily
Sgt. J. Wastine Spiva doesn't
feel any too well today. One of
his buddies (???) who never gets
around very much walked up to him
the other evening and seemingly
quoted from some source the
heavenly words, Quote "Spivee..
I love you Spivee..OHHHhhhh. ..you
1ill ole meanie, I love you to
pieces.. end quote. "UUUmnmmm,
OHHHh how I loves that little
old gal" he managed to mumble,
using the most peculiar gestures
and facial expressions eeeemagin-
able. I'm a mess, ain' t I?
What with many more parties
like the one Sattidy night most
all the boys will be thinking
that their CO has had past ex-
periences at hog calling con-
tests and other lively happen-
ings of long ago. We all had a
wonderful time and think Captain
Kedian is one swell sport. Let' s
all back him to the last picket
in the fence, as Pop says, and
could be we' 11 have another swell
party very soon.
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Light Detail Has Fun; Riker Complains
About H.umid ity; Sheel
Diveley Calculates To
Due to various vagaries, cer-
tain (corpse as yet unidentified)
Sacks were washing light globes
and windows "inside and out" in
territory up to and including
DIVELEY'S DEN, the Wac Repair
Shop. "Chassis Overhauled, "
"Fingernails Finished, Stuff
like that there... Stalking around
was Riker, the "Sting" gal, who
says, -- this is repeated ver-
batim, (Word looked up with the
aid of Webster and Delbyck) "You
too, may be a red-head for $12.00
per year. It ain't the cost,
it' s the humidity. "
Church yodeled around for awhile
until a towel (Pennsylvania Hotel
size) was stuffed down her throat
...Sybil Young, she wit de bold
in her troat, stuffed the coke
machine intermittently to appease
the thirsting horde...Phippsey,
was on duty with a stop watch
ticking off the seconds, minutes,
and hours...An unintentional
ballet, Dance of the Baubles,
featuring the Shackled Sack, was
performed on a table top in an
endeavor to preserve the light
globe and the Sack from LD in-
"E" FLAG AGAIN; CAGERS DOWN
GUNNERMAKERS; POOL TABLE FOR DAY ROOM?
We did it again. It seems our
men are definitely getting on the
ball when it comes to GI parties,
polishing brass and making every-
thing tidy, for the weekly ins-
pection honors remained in the
proud possession of squadron E
again. Perfection is slowly being
attained ;last week the score was
94 but this week it was 95. It
was the men of barracks 403, 405,
and 408 that were cluttering the
streets on Saturday night and
Those men in class 44-8 who
were at Apalachicola returned
last Sunday to find a pleasant
surprise awaiting them Monday
night--payday! We bear with you
to think it is your last week of
school, just got paid and, with-
out a doubt, will have no place
to spend it so soon, like many of
you no doubt have the urge to do.
An almost certainty is that the
students will not leave the field
this weekend, regardless of fin-
ishing school. But there is a
more pleasant thing to think of
whereby you may utilize that cash
and I refer to none other than
that much anticipated delay en
route. Can you wait that long?
Last Sunday the basketball team
played a game with a pick-up out-
fit of the 40th. Our boys came
through with a second victory to
their credit, claiming the honors
by a score of 46-16. The smooth
playing and accurate bucket maker
for the game was Ulshafer, who
played a guard position, collect-
ing nine field goals for a total
of 19 points. Close behind him
was DeLambert, another guard, hit-
ting from the field five times to
add 10 more points to the final
score. Of four starts, the team
now has a .500 average.
Can it safely be said that soon
we may be the possessors of a
pool table in the day room? Looks
like some work for someone but
at least recreation for the stu-
dents. --CPL. R.D. IRVING
Make Mil I ons
juries...This was much to Manni-
son' s amusement perched over yon-
der just visiting, just visiting
...Hilton stank. It happened to
be the ammonia from the permanent
wave machine which needed the
lifebuoy, not Hilton.
"Mac" Sullivan led some poor
defenseless male astray over the
communications installation in Ye
Wac Day Room...Coburn collapsed
in the most approved blond man-
ner--and a chair--smoked a cig-
arette (she has abandoned her
pipe for the duration) and took
off...Ginny Hyde-nuff said--ar-
rived, entertained, and checked
out with admonitions to Snowa to
gather in the, well, Wacs do have
them, you know, approved meeting
place after lights out...Sheeley
played her entire retire of
"Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater" in
magnificent style for musical
background and Hurta roosted on
the PX counter...Diveley has been
considering-setting up a hot dawg
stand in the shop. Calculates to
En route to undisclosed destin-
ations were Peggy, favorite fudge
maker, Hayes, the Wicked and Wild,
Box, Smith, a couple of the WP' s,
and Wacs...There were a few 'good
ones' opened up and aired for the
evening...McGee was noticeably
quiet She's leaving on a fur-
lough (has went by the time this
meets the public eye. )...Fountain
and Prycopa were filling their
faces when last seen on super
luscious cookies... Well, a gentle
and uneventful evening was spent
by all, but much dirt was swept
up at closing time... Come visit
Diveley's Den, the Garden Spot of
Tyndall: overhauling jobs are
trivial incidental matters. It's
the varied entertainment-free--
that counts.. If this is repro-
duced in its natural form, much
doubt on that score, much letting
of blood will ensue. So will not
guarantee reproduction of origin-
al form...We wished Lincoln was
Thunderbolt pilots overseas are
taking a ribbing from Lightning
pilots because a dictionary was
found which defined thunderbolt
as: 'A large crash of noise,
causing no damage, immediately
following a bolt of lightning.'
TRANSFERS LEAVE GAPS;
Instructors may come and in-
structors may go, but Jam Handy
goes on forever. Yes, Gill and
Atkinson have departed from the
fold and left a vacant space on
the roster. Gill shipped off to
old Arizona, and Atkinson, to
parts unknown. To them both we
say, "Good luck and God Speed. "
If you hear the faint echo of
stork wings in the air, they are
headed for Beacon Hill, generally
speaking, and for Sgt. "Joe" Dur-
thaler's house, to be specific.
Wiping his brow, the Sgt. was
heard to remark, "Glory be, (or
something like that) I'll sure be
glad when this is over. I'm go-
to need a furlough to rest up. "
Our sympathy and best wishes for
twins, go to you, Durthaler.
Do you recall when you were the
tousled-headed kid in the third
row from the window, and you work-
ed hard at being at the head of
the class? Let it be noted that
no mention is made of what you
were trying to achieve. It might
not have been history or arith-
metic; could easily have been in
getting points taken off your
citizenship, or staying in after
school.... Be that as it may, you
really worked hard and you achiev-
It's that same spirit of never-
say-die that gives impetus to the
Jam Handy personnel. The weekly
Seminar has become as important
as a letter from home. If you'll
take a look, you'll see how the
instructors are pushing this de-
partment steadily to the top of
the list... and you ain't seen
nothing yet' Actually students
were heard to groan and mutter
when told that they had completed
their days in the 3A-2 Trainer.
Wafted gently by the breeze
could be heard the roar of "Tim-
ber", and many there were who
wondered at this cry coming out
of the Northwest. The mystery
has been solved. S/Sgt. Sisco
and Max Eisenstat were merely
cutting a few logs to make a
fence around Jam Handy. Theymiss
the touch of home which a fence
can give to a place; they are
planning to plant grass and
flowers as soon as the general
public has been shut out.
As time goes by, life gets com-
plicated and tangled up in G.I.
grind. Did you see the cartoon
of a soldier who, after failing
to get the butter he asked the
waitress to provide, remarked, "I
have been in the Army so long I
had forgotten that there was a
war going on. (7) Some days it
all gets sort of hazy to us; then
bangle it hits us again. Sgt. J.
C. Bowden received notice that his
kid brother who is a B-17 pilot
has been shot down over Germany
and is missing in action. Now we
have another incentive for even
harder work. To you, Lt. Bowden,
and to all the men of the AAF who
responded to the call of our
country and our duty to poster-
ity, we say, "It is our respon-
sibility to turn out more and
more gunners, men with the best
training available, and we shall
not fail that trust!"
"Pay no attention to her.-Sis has been walk
ing in her sleep since she was a child!"
THE TYNDALL TARGET
ONE WEEK OF THE WAR
The Allied beach-head in
Italy, south of Rome, shows
definite signs of being here
to stay. For a whole week
this country was flooded with
pessimistic prophecies that
the beach-head "might not"
hold. Obviously, it was con-
sidered wise to prepare the
American people for a shock.
Then, while everyone was
firmly bracing himself to hear
the worst, the Germans struck.
For several days the battle
raged. Ground was lost and
retaken; units were encircled
,and rescued; tremendous ar-
'tillery barrages shook the
earth. At last the smoke
cleared away -- and there was
the beach-head; there were the
British and American soldiers,
still doggedly hanging on. The
whole Allied world breathed a
sigh of relief.
This much was clear: the
first all-out German attempt
to turn the Rome beach-head
into "another Dunkerque" had
failed. Some ground, undeni-
ably, had been lost to the
Nazis. But and this was the
all-important fact- there were
still several Allied divisions
on Italian soil not twenty
miles south of Rome. The Ger-
man High Command might pound
the table and frown over the
rim of their monocles -- found
One had gone to the Allies.
For, in this War of the
Beach-Head, there can be no
"tie" -- no stalemate. If the
Nazis succeed in eliminating
the beach-head, we lose and
the chance of flanking the
German "winter line" is ir-
retrievably gone. If the
beach-head holds, sooner or
later it will be expanded --
and the Germans will have to
abandon central Italy, includ-
Undoubtedly there will be
other German efforts to remove
this Allied threat. Indeed,
by the week's end, there were
signs that the second was al-
ready under way. But, while
its success must be recognized
as a possibility, there is no
reason to assume that it is a
fbregone conclusion. We have
already met and thrown back
the biggest assault the Ger-
mans could launch; their future
attempts will hold less terror
In the south, on the main
German "winter line," the
week's story could be summed
up in one word: Cassino.
Around that vital town has
raged for months the fiercest
battle in the whole Italian
campaign. For weeks the Allied
drive has been menaced by Ger-
man machine-gun emplacements
and artillery observation posts
in the ancient Benedictine
monastery on a prominent hill
just West of Cassino. From
their high vantage-point in
the abbey, German officers
directed deadly fire on the
British and American troops
At last the patience of the
Allied commanders wore out.
The priests in the abbey were
warned to leave -- it was go-
ing to be bombed. The next
day, American bombers soared
over the hill, and Allied ar-
tillery was trained on the
abbey. As the first bombs
fell, between two and three
hundred Germans could be seen
fleeing the precincts of the
monastery. By nightfall, it
was in ruins. Below, in Cass-
ino, the battle roared on.
In the Pacific, a week of
comparative calm followed the
occupation of Kwajalein Atoll
in the Marshall Islands. But
the American forces were not
resting. Units of General
MacArthur's command occupied
Rooke (Umboi) Island in the
straits between New Guinea and
New Britain, finding little
opposition. Other ground
forces occupied the Green Is-
lands, at the northwestern tip
of the Solomons chain again
almost without incident. By
this last step, the 1k-year
battle for the Solomons was
"for all strategic military
purposes," brought to a close.
Our Pacific Air Forces had a
busy week, too. Among their
targets were Rabaul, New Brit-
ain now bombed almost into
uselessness; Wake Island; and
Ponape, a big Japanese naval
Fifty Miles Apart
Two Allied.battlefields in the maps above are separated by 50 miles,
varying from the mountainous terrain near Cassino to the swamp-
land south of Rome. Nazi legions are attacking the Anzio-Nettuno
beachhead in force, while Allied armies are seeking a break-
through in the Cassino bulge. Lower map shows location in Italy of
close-ups shown at top.
and air base
in the Caroline
of the Marshalls.
In Russia, two Soviet drives
were making slow but signifi-
cant progress. South of Len-
ingrad, on the northern sector
of the front, the Red Army had
recaptured Luga, a key station
on the Leningrad-Vitebsk rail-
road. Now the victorious Rus-
sians were driving on Pskov,
a historic city near the Lat-
vian border which is a focal
point of German communications
fbr the whole northern sector.
In the Ukraine, another Soviet
army was forcing the Nazis
back from their positions along
the west bank of the Dnepr;
while to the northwest, near
Snela, the remnants of 10 di-
visions of the German 8th army
struggled vainly to escape
from the trap in which the
Russians had caught them. (See
map on the back of this page.)
On Tuesday night Berlin "got
it" again. Between 9:15 and
9:45 P.M., 800 R.A.F. bombers
dropped 2800 tons of TNT on
the German capital. It was the
heaviest raid yet on the heart
of Hitlerdom. Maybe some day
the Germans will learn.
Japan's great island fort-
ress of Truk, one of the
world's most powerful naval
bases, felt the heavy blows
of the American Navy Wednes-
Adniral Nimitz' first an-
nouncement of the daring at-
tack contained no details of
the encounter, but there were
some indications that the at-
tack had lasted, or was con-
tinuing, for a long period.
February 19, 1944
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FIN LA ND
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Reds have captured Luga and are advancing upon Pskov. In
the Ukraine, the Soviets are at the gates of Krivoi Rog.
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THE TYNDALL TARGET
BARRACKS 4 CAGERS IN
FIRST PLACE; DANCE
BAND TO DEBUT SOON
Barracks #4 took over undis-
puted possession of first place
in the Squadron Basketball League
by downing Barracks #3, 32-29, in
a game played last Monday night
in the Rec Hall. Mills and.Irons
starred for the winners while
Norris was best for the losers.
In the other game, Barracks #1,
with Wright and McCarthy tallying
4 and 12 points respectively,
rounced Barracks #2, 44-18.
Flood and Connolly were best for
Irritated at the manner in
which Barracks #4 members res-
ponded to work call Monday morn-
ing, Acting lst/Sgt. Marvin Car-
ter restricted the fellows to the
post that night. Well, Carter
made the mistake of playing bas-
ketball with Barracks #3 against
#4 that night, and the fellows
"took care of him. Carter was
wearing smoked glasses for a few
days, and while he says he re-
ceived the bad eye from a wildly
thrown ball, we've heard differ-
ent. How about it, fellows?
A Valentine Party was held in
the Rec Hall last Tuesday night,
and an enjoyable time had by all.
There were no ladies present (hard
luck), but various games were
played and a motion picture pre-
.ented. We' re in favor of more
parties like that, with' one ex-
ception bring on the girls.
No members of this squadron will
be permitted to leave on furlough
until he has passed a rigid cloth-
ing inspection. Clothes and
equipment will be inspected for
wear, tear and marking. It's a
step in the right direction, be-
cause the proper marking of equip-
ment is a MUST in Army life.
Our War Bond dance held last
week proved so popular that plans
are being made for another next
month. In addition to four War
Bonds, $25.00 in cash was given
lucky persons, and dancing was
enjoyed to the excellent tunes of
the Tyndall Field Band. Our fe-
male visitors were prettily at-
The company basketball team
got back in the winning column
with a triumph over the 907th QM
this past week. It was a rejuven-
ated "Pop" Keltner that was
largely responsible for the suc-
cess of the team.
An old favorite dropped in on
us last week in the person of
S/Sgt. Robert R. Welsh. No sooner
does he stop raving about the
wonders of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
when he is confined to the hos-
pital with a case of mumps. Per-
haps there were some incidents
involving his little trip that he
neglected to tell us.
Another "stranger" to return
to us was none other than Captain
Dee, after some five months in
the frigid climes of Chicago.
There are some of us buck serg-
eants that are glad to see you
back, Captain, in spite of a
"slip of the tongue" here upon
This column would like to offer
its congratulations to Cpl. and
Mrs. Megrey who tied the knot
here last week. Perhaps Cpl. Meg-
rey will admit now that the $25
War Bond that was won by the
newlyweds' dancing feet some time
ago was actually made out then
to Mr. and Mrs. Megrey.
Dignity plays no part when it
comes to our weekly inspections
here at the hospital. Miss Fink
was quite amazed when upon en-
tering the office of Captain
Turner to find the captain on his
tired in evening gowns and the
affair was one of the most suc-
cessful ever conducted by this
Our dance band is practicing
faithfully and hopes to make its
debut soon. W/O Joshua Missal
has provided the band with or-
chestrations, and this has proven
to be a great help.
DOING AN A-i JOB
M.P.s are usually the target for criticism wherever they
work, but the members of the 30th Aviation Souadron and the
field in general are justly proud of the job of military
policing that the 30th Aviation M.P. unit are doing. Shown
above are six of the eight members of the sauad. The picture
was taken by Jesse Word, director of the 6th Street USO.
Operating under the supervision of the Provost Marshal's
Office with Cpl. William Harding as the N.C.O. I.C., this
group has won the praise and respect of military and civil
Back row, left to right: Pvt. Jesse L. Cherry, pfc. Charlie
0. Batts, Pfc. Thomas E. Baskett and Pvt. Walter Quiller.
Front row, left to right: Pfc. Levi Chapman and Cpl. William
Harding. Missing from the picture are Pvt. Samuel Woolten
and Pfc. Lee Moore.
hands and knees polishing the
floor to a brilliant luster. The
floor looked real well, too--but
was the captain's face red when
Miss Fink asked him what the two
empty coke bottles were doing on
the shelf. (Unauthorized arti-
The Army is well known for its
abbreviations. But lately deep
concern seems to have been placed
on the serial numbers. Is it any
wonder then that we see P's 3889
and 6417 littered with numbers
over their clothes. Also saw a
checker match with H-7855 as con-
testants and C-6169 and M-4733 as
very interested spectators. If
all this seems confusing, the
feeling is shared by all.
Many a pair of silver wings has
come and gone from the Flight
Surgeon's office. But there is
one being wrn by one of its lo-
cal inhabitants that is creating
quite a bit of furore. Its wearer
won' t disclose how the wings were
"earned" nor how they made their
presence known. If the news were
to leak out though, perhaps we'd
really have something to write
about. --SGT. A. S JACKREL
Party Is Huge Success;
Naples Snowed Under;
Red Urged to Marry
Once again the QM crashed
through with the social event of
the year. Aided and abetted by
Mrs. Thompson's QM Ladies who
made all the arrangements for the
shin-dig, the cream of Tyndall
Field sassiety mingled with Pan-
ama City blue bloods and Yankee
aristocracy amid scenes of such
lavish splendor and howling--
especially the trio of duets--
hilarity at the Lynn Haven Coun-
try Club that old timers on the
field couldn't recall its equal.
Highlighted by Colonel Simpson' s
presentation of a War Bond to
Pfc. Tallent and Miss Fleming's
capture of the quiz contest, and
climaxed by Capt. Gundlach's and
Catherine Sorrentino's yodeling
of "Pistol Packin' Mamma, the
party and entertainment couldn't
help but be a success.
We hope the QM fraternity con-
tinues and enjoys another dance
soon, so that we can learn of
other ladies' color preferences
besides Martha Murphy's favor-
itism for Red, and see such gal-
lant original romance men of the
Gay Nihties era as Hentsche,
Wally Simkins and Mohorney trying
to waltz while leaning to the
windward side when there ain' t no
Word comes down from Chicago
that the worm finally turned when
Naples was given a taste of his
own medicine. It was learned that
he was the victim of a fast snow
job--ll inches, no less' We can
just see Naples bundled and roll-
ed up in everything but a Parker
House roll, pining for the Tyn-
Why some guy substitutes the
mouthpiece of a 'phone for the
loveliness of Sara's ear is dif-
ficult to understand. Why don' t
you say the word, Red, and save
money on the calls, and make us
happy by not having to wait so
long for you to finish whispering
those sweet nothings... The QM is
proud of the showing of its bas-
ketball team, thanks to such boys
as Gregory, Jones, Martin, Har-
ris and D'Orio, not to ment-
ion the excellent coaching of
Jack Sternman. Along the same
lines, the bowling team sure is
in its stride when Hynlka chalks
up 223 and 196.. .
HAS FIVE BROTHERS IN
THE ARMED SERVICES
Ine UsDornes OT rulasKi,
Va., are all out to Win this
war. Mrs. Beulah Osborne is
the mother of six sons, each
of which are now wearing a
uniform of the U.S. Army or
Representing the Osbornes at
Tyndall is Cpl. Payne Osborne
(above) of the Bluebirds. En-
tering the AAF In July, 1942,
Payne took his basic training
at St. Petersburg, Fla., and
then was assigned to Tyndall
as a heavy duty trailer driver.
In civilian life, the 28
year-old corporal was employed
as a railroad brakeman and
plans to return to that occu.-
pation when the war is won.
Until several weeks ago, the
Osborne record was three in
the Army and two in Navy blue,
but on February 2, John Os-
borne, the "kid brother" of
the family, gave the Army a
commanding lead by expressing
preference for 0.D.s and join-
ing up at Camp Lee, Va., where
he is now taking his basic
HUNT PACES BASKETBALL
TEAM; SMITH, DELPONTE
GET BOND FURLOUGHS
Our Squadron just about hit
tops in the inspection last week
and was our first soldier Heidema
well pleased? We'll say he was'
Our basketball team still keeps
in its winning stride, and as we
go to press, we are tied for
second place. A lot of credit
goes to Sgt. Hunt, one of the
stars on the team, but we would
like to see more come out to
cheer them on.
S/Sgt. Smith and Cpl. Del Ponte
have won furloughs because of
their bond selling efforts. Con-
gratulations Smitty and Del, you
did a swell jobi
THINGS WE SAW AND HEARD: We
see that they changed the position
of our ping pong table and we
wonder if it was done to change a
certain officer s luck. "I'll
never mention your name, oh no! "
...We saw on the daily bulletin
last week the swell job that
Sgts. Aveyard, Atkinson, Myers,
and Pfc. Saputo are doing in the
way of instructing; nice going,
men....We heard that Sgt. Bowden
wants to know what he has to do
to make this column. "I'll see
what we can do for you, Sgt. "
Unbeknown to many, the Sighting
Dept. and Aircraft Rec, are hav-
ing a little feud amongst them-
selves. The Aircraft Rec boys
think that they are volley ball
champions, and the Sighting Dept.
has the same idea about them-
selves. So, if Sgt. Franklin and
S/Sgt. Mullins can get together
perhaps they can arrange to have
a game and really find out; in the
meantime, "they jes' keep afeud-
Again we hang out the welcome
sign to the men who came into our
squadron last week fran the In-
structors SQnadron which waq
broken up. -S/Sgt. John G. Bent
Keltner Scores Again; Megry Knotted;
Welsh Returns; A.S.N.'s Take Over
February 19, 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Pa eo G
Page 10 THE TYNDAIIL TARGET
STUDENTS ARRIVE FROM
The air was clear and crisp as
the new class of potential gun-
ners entered the Valley of Death-
squadron D, to you friends. Most
of the men had much of the same
question in their minds, "What
lies ahead?" Some doubtful, some
eager, others just taking what
was to come in their natural
Many of the men have seen a bit
of combat duty. We have about 82
men who came in from Greenland
and can you imagine, none of them
even showed signs of being the
least bit frozen. I think that
after they've been in Florida a
while they' 11 probably be in a
hurry to get back to the little
island from which they came. Next
week our Target column will con-
tain more about the little men
S/Sgt. Lickey is back in the
news again because of a pair of
nylon hose. It seems that Lickey
was to have bought a pair of hose
for his little school teacher
while he was on furlough. When
he found out what was going on
behind his back while away, he
decided not to give them to her.
All has changed now though; he
gave them to her bu.t we have a
slight feeling that bribery has
Sailors aren' t so bad after
all; at least that's what S/Sgt.
Snowden says about them. He just
returned from Pensacola, where
the post basketball team played
the Pensacola Naval Base outfit.
"They treat you like kings, he
says. "I've never eaten such
chow. Movies are free and to boot
they have cushioned seats. We
only hope Snowden doesn' t go AWOL
to join the Navy; things like
that happen sometimes, you know.
Well, as the sun settles in the
west, so does squadron D settle
down for another six weeks of
toil. Just remember, fellows,
there's silver wings in them thar
A soldier I'd like to seek
To deliver a kiss on each cheek
Is the guy who'll confess
That he used to earn less
Than a hundred dollars a week.
Squadron Boxers Competing At Pensacola;
Inspection Results Show Improvement
On the subject of sports, we him Saturday morning-his neck was
rish the best of luck to that strained too--nice walk eh, Man-
Leather slinging pair from the ning?...Pvt. Dees lying on his
ness squadron, Pvts. Paulas and bunk, deep in thought the other
Rhodes, who are now in Pensacola morning...Sgt. Wasserman was seen
fighting for honors that go to the with a very nice looking girl in
winners of the Golden Gloves eli- the lobby of the Dixie Sherman...
lination contest. We' re hoping Also at the Dixie and making good
that both will come out on top'so time, was Lt. Ralston looking
that they may represent Tyndall rather sharp.
Field at the National Golden Glove Our Phizz kids, Sgt. Crane and
tournament to be held in Chicago Pvt. Coon are still arguing as to
sometime in the future, who is the best shot on the bas-
The result of the Saturday in- ketball team...We've heard of a
spection was 94, not bad, but it lot of possible ways to break
certainly could have been better, glasses but never by kissing a
f we men in the organization girl. It seems as though Pvt.
would cooperate just a little more Coggins h ad this unfortunate ac-
it would be very simple for us to cident happen to him while kissing
raise that 94 to 98, so let' s see a certain Wac goodnight-some kiss
rhat we can do. Coggins...A couple of changes in
Scenes In And About The Squad- assignment during the week--T/Sgt.
ron: Cpl. Manning boasting to a Coolidge from 98 to 92, and S/Sgt.
certain Panama City gal that he was Bosley from 92 to #3-somebody' s
a very popular fellow with the gain is somebody's loss--or vice
fairer sex. She should have seen versa.. Looking like a bell-hop
was Cpl. Lerner running true to
--Cellar Fliers-- form when he was seen Thursday
Cagers Undefeated But last, carrying three oversized
suit cases for a new and pretty
Need Moral Support; residentof Panama City...And still
every PX girl's "pin-up boy" is
Dautrich Promoted cpl. Dominick "Frog" Chianci, and
when we say every PX girl we mean
The 25th basketball team con- EVERY.
tinues to show improvement and at The laugh of the week is on Pvt.
this writing is one of the two Boothe who tried to send his shoes
unbeaten teams in the league. At- to the laundry and if it wasn' t for
tendance at the games is picking the supply sergeant, who took them
up, but more support is needed by out of the bag, they certainly
)ur men. We have the potential would have gone.. What has induced
champions so let's get behind everyone to dub Sgt. T.E. Brown
them "Fancy Pants?" Those were cute
Congratulations to Capt. Albert panties (pink) that were found in
Dantrich, one of our medical of- your barracks bag, Brown.
ficers, who recently earned his In closing, I have one thing to
two bars. say. Last week I boasted of the
Note to Personnel: Seems, by swell job our coach was doing with
the phone and mail box, that we the basketball team, but it seems
nave two guys here by the name of as though that boast was made a bit
Buggsy Blight and Mr. Kay. What a early. This week your reporter
lair--Goldstein and Kalaydjian. found out that he has resigned---
One extreme to the other, what- only because somebody gave him an
ever they are. argument-so coach, to you I say,
Everybody can relax again now-- suppose everybody quit his job
Moe found his car. Speaking of because he was afraid of an argu-
Moe, he is very disappointed in ment, things wouldn't be so good
iis recent operation. Ask him would they? That's all, I'll see
hy. you next week.
Morale, ordinarily pretty good -ICU
around this unit, hit a new low
last week when many of the pilot Dotty was a good girl as far as
officers who came down from other good girls go and as far as good
fields for altitude indoctrina- girls go Dotty went.
tion turned out to be former bud-
dies of many of our men. Advice to women war workers:
Condolences to Pfc. Grady Alex- If your sweater is too loose, be-
ander on the recent bereavement ware of the machines; if it's too
in his family, tight, beware of the machinists.
The Valentine dances were quite a success,
My guys admired what passed for a dress.
But now that it's over, I've decided at last
To relax from a whirl so torrid and fast.
I'll loll in the sands until afternoons late--
Getting tan and impatient for the evening's date.
FEW GUNNERS ELIMINATED
IN PHASE CHECKS; NEW
POOL TABLE ARRIVES
Well, chicks, the old outfit is
steaming along under full power
as the third week ends. Surpris-
ing is the very small number of
men eliminated for failure to
pass their phase checks. Maybe
these boys intend to set up an-
other record for Squadron A.
The luck of the Irish, or some-
thing, continues to haunt our CO,
Lt Flower. Without even batting
an eyelash or concealing a slit
of paper in the palm of his hand,
he pulled the lucky number out of
the hat, thereby giving the out-
fit a pool table for everybody to
play on. Then in the next moment
he snared a swell ping pong table
from the now extinct Instructors
Squadron. Of course, we don' t ex-
pect miracles from our boss, but
it would tickle all of us and
further confuse the other student
outfits if he managed to get a
radio. Let' s give him a cheer,
Under the super coaching abil-
ity of "Slingshot" Howell the
basketball team won a rather hol-
low victory last Sunday. Yes,
you guessed it, the other team,
Squadron C, did not show up. It
couldn't of been our reputation
that kept them away-what was it
then? Anyhow the men had a prac.
tice session which certainly
sharpened their shooting eyes.
Squadron Gossip: My spies tell
me that Pfc. Artie Marrese, one
of our cadets awaiting shipment,
is doing a bang-up job on those
flight signs. He guarantees that
we will be the envy of the field
or else he'll eat his hat.
Did you hear the griping and
moaning Wednesday and Thursday?
The mail did not come through to
the boys because our poor mailman
was on guard duty. The morale
was at a new low those two days.
What is it that forces Opl. Am-
mar and T/Sgt. Ross to the ship-
yard dances? Couldn' t be the
music or the atmosphere?
T/Sgt. Culver certainly keeps
his men singing. Tell us, good
buddy, what is your secret for-
Saturday, 'FRISCO KID,* James
Cagney, Margaret Lindsay.
Sun., Mon., 'JANE EYRE, Orson
Welles, Joan Fontaine.
Tuesday, 'HEY XIOKIE, Ann Miller,
Wed., Thurs., 'BROADWAY RHYTHM,'
George MurFhy, Ginny Simms.
Fri., Sat., 'THE IMPOSTER,' Jean
Gabin, Ellen Drew.
Sun., Mon., 'LASSIE COME HOME,'
Tues., Wed., 'PHANTOM OF THR
OPERA,' Nelson Eddy.
Thurs., Fri., 'HIS BUTLER'S SIS
TER, Deanna Durbin.
Saturday, 'MAN FROM MUSIC MOUN-
TAIN,' F* y Rogers.
Late Show Saturday, 'FLESH AND
FANTASY,' Barbara Stanwyck, Chas.
Sun., Mon., 'YOU'RE A LUCKY FEL-
LOW MR. SMITH,' Allan Jones.
Tuesday, 'DRUMS OF FU MANCHU,'
Henry Brandon, William Royle.
Wed., Thurs., 'STAND BY FOR
ACTION, Charles Laughton, Robert
Fri., Sat., 'OUTLAWS STAMPEDE
PASS, Johnny Mack Brown.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
February 19, 1944 THF TYNDALL TARGET l'age 11
Apalachicola in the last few
weeks has seen many changes.
Last week we welcomed Capt. James
Leslie, who assumed command of
the 915th Squadron, relieving
Major Leslie B. Keeny, who was
appointed squadron commander of
the 343rd, at Tyndall Field.
We also welcome Major Bernard
.Ogas, our new Asst. Director
of Flying, formerly stationed at
Smyrna Army Air Base, Smyrna,
OFF THE LINE: They have always
told me that in order to properly
inaugurate a news column one
should always commence with a
"punch" line.... Only I ain' t got
one' Anyhow, here's the latest
dope on some of the guys what
work out here in Tyndall's "Si-
We got a guy out here by the
name of Uland. He's a Cpl. He
just went on furlough to see some-
body by the same name. She's a
Cpl., too. They' re married. So
I wrote a poem about J em.
Cpl. Uland married a Wac with two
And a new situation is causing
o they love one another,
hey' re distrustin' each other,
Wondering which of the pair will
make sergeant the first.
It never occurred to me till
now just how many married men we
have in this joint. Why, if all
the married men at Apalach were
laid end to end -- the local
belles would be staying home more.
One of our six-stripe Joes
named "Thompson" has himself some
doll that he won't show to the
rest of our drooling lotharios.
Don' t know where she' s from, or
what' s her name, but she must be
a pip! Wherinell you hiding her,
APALA TURNPIKE: The "Beaten
Path" seems to be well trodden as
usual this week despite the heavy
fog and rain that has been clos-
ing in and threatening our records
for turning out the most pro-
ficient sharpshooters that ever
attended any gunnery school. But
f course, the old law of average
ays that we just can' t win each
week. Anyway, it gives the "cow-
boys" a well deserved rest and a
chance to relax on good old terra
I saw Capt. Frederick Lyman,
away from engineering g long enough
to test his physical fitness,
fleet-footing it through the 100
yd. dash at the P.T. area. Record
time too and barely nosing outLt.
Teasley, his shuttle-running
Glimpsed Julie Grace Harrison,
"Operations Girl Friday, looking
chic and charming in a new pre-
Easter ensemble dining at the Hut.
Major Keeny, saying goodbye to
the boys in the orderly room be-
fore leaving for Tyndall Field,
and the 343rd.
Sgt. Johnnie Tiller looking
very happy after completing a two
day sweat upon return from fur-
ough. No one would know why the
Sgt. Wilburt Coon hurrying on
his way to get his pass from the
C.Q., and smoking a big black
cigar, stopping long enough to
shoot the breeze with William
Brawner, the evening House Mother.
S/Sgt. Goldberg gloating over
his new "Cat-O-Nine Tails" with
that come hither gleam in his
Walt Schroeder and Joe Trom-
bitas on the back row of the
theater, as usual, thoroughly en-
joying "Madame Curie. "
Pete Walsh, Da Longuyland Kid,
lying on his restful sack, and
dreaming out loud about Brooklyn,
Times Square, etc.
Frank Kowalski, known by other
names too, demonstrating to Jim-
mie MacLaren and S/Sgt. Dyal how
he backs out of the Oasis on Sat-
urday night, both guns blazing.
Wot a guy.
Walter Winchell Weber, musing
the news of the day and broad-
casting from the front burner in
the mess hall, to the GI cops who
come in late for midnight coffee.
Joe Andrews, the Selective Ser-
vice Chairman for drafting KP's,
busily engaged in playing his
evening symphonic overture on the
Chaplain' s new music box.
Mike Annunziata, doing a Fred
Astaire in Barracks #3 a few
afternoons ago. That boy is
sharp as a tack.
Pfc. Thrift, dragging all those
letters from the post office
yesterday and digging in the bot-
tom of the bag to pull one out
from "Minnie Lee." Nothing short
about that Owen boy'
POST ARMAMENT GRINS AND GROANS:
GRINS: Those new fatigues of
S/Sgt. Turner's, the one's with
the pockets that can be used for
an emergency parachute. (Who the
H--- dreamed them up anyway?)...
And then there are the discrep-
ancies in W/O Altvater's story of
the stay in Detroit. He says, "I
was sick all the time, and didn' t.
get out." But, he seems to have
become acquainted with half the
femmes of the town while there.
(Maybe they came in to read Mother
Goose rhymes to him. )
GROANS: The detailed description
of the machine malfunctions as
given by the average gunner, "It
won't work. That's the stock
answer for any trouble from a
broken sear to a worn out barrel
...Cleaning the grease from new
guns; in fact, cleaning guns of
any description...And of course
there's that old standby--PT.
MEMOS AT RANDOM: About a year
ago, Barracks #Imade a bold claim
for an all time high on snoring,
and issued a challenge to all
comers. To date this claim has
not been questioned, and Barracks
#1 wants to tell the world the
challenge is still in effect.
Cpl. Newhouse, is the Powerhouse
champ with a special blast that
at times wakes up the Coast Guard
boys out on the island. Pvt.
Stribling holds all records for a
continuous run. Pvt. Rovezzi, is
the quick change artist ranging
from a slow Putt-Putt, to a
straamliner roar. Pvt. Butter-
field is the novelty champ with a
rippling rhythm effect that puts
Shep Fields out of business.
These are only a few of the pro-
fessionals. There is an unlimit-
ed second-rate team with such
fellows as Sgt. Norton, Sgt.
Branka, Cpl. Naive. etc.
The appearance of Apalachicola' s
own "Donald Duck," S/Sgt. Jack
Dyal, on the screen at the Post
Theater several nights ago. The
cat in the terrytoon with hair-
pulling, running around in
circles, hanging on the chan-
deliers etc., an exact duplicate.
PISTOL PACKING PAPA' S: We re-
gret having lost several of the
squadron's oldest men, and we
sincerely wish them the best of
Our heartiest congratulations
go to Pvt. Fuggi, who married the
home town girl while on furlough.
It is being rumored around in
the squadron that Pvt. "Kid Ro-
mero" who recently returned from
furlough, received several let-
ters addressed Sgt. Romero. Was
just wondering about the new
Smitty is still the man about
town in Port St. Joe. Inciden-
tally, he hasn't furnished the
mess hall with many KP's lately.
Could it be he is slipping, or
have the fellows enough time
since the new curfew became ef-
POST COMMUNICATIONS: Post Com-
munications is really on the ball
now, under the forceful auspices
of Lt. Bert A. Steen. Test equip-
ment identical to radio sets on
present ships, as well as ships
of the future, is in the process
of installation. The boys are
eagerly anticipating bright
events yet to come.
Sgt. Goodman sez: 'She's not
athletic, but if you show her a
diamond she'll play ball.'
A rookie on guard duty halted
an approaching figure, then re-
cognized him as the post command-
er. The rookie snapped to atten-
The commander stood stock still
for a full minute, then asked:
'Well, are you going to keep me
standing here all day?'
'No, sir. Parade rest!'
Stockholm--According to a lo-
cal report, huge crowds gathered
in Copenhagen recently when
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
drove through the Danish Capital.
After Rommel had passed
through and the crowd still re-
mained police told them to move
on. "Oh, no," was the retort.
"We're waiting for Gen. Mont-
gomery. He always follows right
CATERPILLAR CLUB GAINS
THREE MEMBERS; 'CHUTE
PACKERS GET CANDY
This is the story of three r.en
who went up in an airplane and
cane down in their parachutes:
At 133) hours in the afternoon of
February 5th, three men took off
in an AT-23-F on an aerial gun-
nery camera mission. They were
Lt. Robert Macy, pilot; Lt. Cal-
vin C. liggs, co-pilot; and Sgt.
Leo P. Iitzlnmans, aerial engin-
The few minutes remaining be-
fore the start of their mission
were spent in a routine check of
instruments and equipment and the
all important 'chites.
Idly pulling the packer's cards
out of their 'chutes, Lts. Macy
and Riggs automatically read off
the names of the packers. They
were Frances Newham and Mildred
Mach, two of Sub-Derot's .;any
civilian employes who pack the
'chutes that Tyndall fliers use.
Following suit, Sgt. Fitzinimons
cane up with the name of Sara
Shimer, another of the Sub-Depot's
Everything went well mntil ap-
nroximately 1500 hours. Lt. Macy
had just completed a pursuit curve
on the bomber fonration in an
easterly direction, when the
right engine suddenly caught on
fire. At the time of the mishap
they were flying at about 5,000
feet and were a few miles west of
Attempts to extinguish the
f] ames were unsuccessful, and I.t.
Macy gave orders to abandon the
ship. By then they were down to
4,000 feet. The first to go
over was Sat. Fitzimmons who was
shortly followed by the oilot.
Lt. 1igs turned out to be a good
third as he cane billowing after.
Both Lt. Macy and Sgt. Fitzin.-
mons landed in trees and had to
cut their way out. More fortun-
ate was Lt. Riggs, who made an
easy landing in an open field
several miles away from his com-
Directed by observers who had
watched the plane go down, fire
fighters from nearby Dale Mabry
Field sped to the scene of the
accident and quickly extinguished
the flames. The ship was a total
It was a first jump for the two
officers and enlisted man, which
automatically made them members
in good jumping of the famed Cat-
erpillar Club. And equally, for
the three Sub-Depot girls, it was
the first time in their long em-
ployment as packers that 'chutes
personally packed by them had
felt the mild tug of Florida
winds while aiding a human life
to reach the ground safely.
Next day, the Misses Newh'ut.
Mach and Shinier mysteriously re-
ceived three huge boxes of candy.
T11F TYNDALL T'ARGETT
February 19, 1944
Page 12 THE TYNDAI~L TARGET
EGLIN FIELD FIVE
(Continued from Page 3)
are T/Sgt. Quent Fox, Sgt. Slim
Moorehouse, S/Sgt. Ray McClain
and Sgt. Homer Spragins.
Tyndall's tentative line-up is
Art Stevens and Finnis Snowden
at forward, Sid Friedman at cen-
ter, and Lts. Johnson and Vander-
grift or Glasser at guard.
In the local USO court league,
the Tornadoes are tied for top
honors with the Marine Electric
five. Both are undefeated and
are scheduled to meet Monday
night. Should the T/F cagers
win, it will give then the crown
uncontested, as they were the
first half winners. During the
i.ast week the Tornadoes had
little difficulty in disposing
of their two league opponents,
the Bay High and T/F Cadet squads.
Below are the box scores:
TYNDALL (70) CADETS (40)
Stevens....... 18 Braun......... 10
Snowden....... 14 Harwood....... 0
Friedman......14 Rosenstock.... 4
Sollen........ 8 Confrey....... 6
Collodi....... 4 Gainte r....... 6
Dufrane....... 2 Lester........ 10
Hunt.......... 6 Billig........ 4
PENSACOLA NAS (67)TYNDALL (42)
Bishop ........ 2
Oldam ......... 8
Bocholtz ...... 4
Brooks ........ 5
Henson ........ 2
"e ett ........ 13
1 dam ........ 5
Wirth ......... 4
Johnson ....... 2
Snowden ....... 7
Johnson ....... 17
Hunt .......... 1
GREMLIN KEGLERS BOW TO
GROUP II IN OFFICERS'
Group II finally got their full
squad on the alleys after several
week's lay-off, and proceeded
to smother the second place Gren-
lins three straight to highlight
the Thursday night Officers
league. The triple jumped then.
to a fourth place tie with the
Sanfis, and placed them within
striking distance of their arch-
rivals, Group I.
Group I wasn't idle, however,
as they poured it on the Sluggers
twice in three tries to maintain
their five-ga.e lead.
The Bell Ringers came back
after dropping the first to sew
up the next two and the match
against M.O.Q., which anchored
then. in second place fbr the week.
In the last iiatch the Retreads
got hot in their opener against
the Sanits, but cooled off and
lost the last two as the Snafus
The Snafus turned in a three
:,,ae total of 2T04 pins to slow
the way for teae honors, and also
garnered individual high as Lt.
Georo'eson sheared the nmples for
203-234-203 and a lusty 643
series. It was the second high
count of the season.
The standings: 1I.
Group 1 28 11
Bell Ringers 23 16
Gremlins 21 18
Snafus 20 19
Group II 20 19
Sluggers 18 21
M.O.Q. 14 25
Retreads 12 27
STRICTLY from SIDELINES
The present tooth and nail (used literally) competition prevailing
in the permanent party Inter-squadron league reminds us of the good
old days when the field's first bowling league aroused a similar
amount of interest. In those days, arguments and discussions on
what might have happened continued from one week to the other, with
the Finance and QM teams furnishing most of the material. In basket-
ball, the QM's seem to have lost most of their more talented athletes
and are now acting as a supporting beam in the cellar of the league,
along with the White Flashes and the Mess Squadron.
On the other hand, the Financiers got off to a good start in the
cage play, but in their last two weeks met the toughest opposition
in the league and lost two games to drop down to the .500 mark.
Last week they lost a heart-breaker by 1 point to the undefeated
25th Altitude courtmen and on Wednesday, found themselves on the
the short end of a 28-19 score with the Gunnermakers.
The contest had the onlookers suffering from stiff necks as
frequent fouls resulted in long marches to alternate foul lines.
But this was a minor curiosity in a game that was fraught with the
unusual. For one thing, not one point was scored by either team
for a full seven minutes during the second quarter. But the finish-
ing touch to the affair was the usually heads-up ball player, Sgt.
Billy Hones, dropping a-beauty into the Gunnermakers basket. He
was playing for the Financiers.
Tied with the 25th Altitude squad for first place honors is the
undefeated 69th team. We've always been under the impression that
the powers that be, when forming the 69th, decided that they would
assign just enough of everything, clerks, bowlers, baseball players,
etc., but none of whom would be outstanding. And in the months that
followed the squadron's organization, the 69th was in everything.
Sometimes they looked good, but at the finish line they always ended
up as 'just another team.' This week the stalwart 69th courtmen
nailed another rung in the ladder they must climb to break the jinx.
They kept their record clean by winning a hard fought game from the
Guardsmen. The final score was 37-29, but it was much closer than
that. It wasn't 'til the final minutes of play that the 'Rugged'
men could be singled out as the winners. The Guardsmen have a well
balanced team, with Gerard Kooey getting our nod for his competent
floor work despite his girth.
Nestling down in a three-way tie for second place are "Twitchell's
Commandos," or, as they are more commonly known, the 350th basket-
eers. If anyone's looking for a dark horse to win the league crown,
we can do no better than to recommend this squad. While not much on
height, this aggregation has displayed excellent team work and seems
to have the necessary scoring punch. We don't know how they're go-
ing to bottle up Art Stevens when they meet the Altitude cagers, or
how they'll stop Friedman when they play the Gunnermakers, but those
games will be well worth watching. Incidentally, the Commandos lost
their only game to the 69th, whom they will play tonight in the
preliminary contest at the post gym. The contest starts at 6:45'P.M.
UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE PLAY
Tied for top honors in the Inter-Squadron Basketball League
are the "Rugged 69th" and the 25th Altitude cagers. Both
teams have records of four wins against no losses. Tonight
the 69th courtmen will tussle with the 350th Commandos in
the preliminary game to the Eglin Field-Tornado contest.
The match is an extra-league game, with no bearing on the
standings. Both the Altitude and 69th squads will face
league competition on Monday against the Instructors and
Pictured above are the cagers who are carrying the 69th
standard. Front row, left to right, are Jim Ravenscroft,
Ed Carr, Al Loudis, Ken Beznoska, Dick Fritz and Coach Gil
McCrary. Second row, left to right, are Vernon Smith, Mitch
Churilla and Iike Lamon. Standing in the rear are Paul
Sills, John Altenborg, Dick Black and Bill Wagner.
RESULTS and STANDINGS
B . .. 3
B 29, Squadron C 22.
A 36, Squadron D 33.
INTER-S UADRON LEAGUE
25th .................... 4
350th ................... 3
Medics .................... 2
Ordnance. ................ 2
446th ................... 0
Group I.................. 3
Dept of Tr'ng Sqds..... 3
P .T.................... 1
Dept. of Tr'ng Techs... 1
Group II............... 0
Adm ................... 0
INTERSQUADRON LEAGUE RESULTS
Medics (25) 907th (18)
Maxwell........6 Moffitt .....
Ellis......... 0 Harris........
Jackrel....... 2 Gregory.......
Keltner....... 9 DeOrio........
Lites......... 6 Mita..........
Howells ....... 6
Edwards ....... 6
,uick...... ... 2
Violette ...... 2
Flanagan. ..... 8
69TH (37) 932ND (29)
Ravenscroft... 12 Mitchell...
Schreiner ..... 2
Martin ........ 0
Scott ......... 2
Jeske ......... 2
Douglas ...... 7
Byrd .......... 0
Murray ........ 0
Prysi. ......... 4
Walker ........ 2
VanCot ........ 3
Friedman ...... 13
Brown ......... 0
Williams .... 0
Compa ........ 8
Gispelson ..... 0
Neill. ......... 9
Massey ........ 8
Duf'rane ....... 6
Wright ........ 0
Kotys ......... 0
Hansen ........ 4
Ross. ......... 6
Thurman ....... 1
Schneller .... 4
Davis ......... I
Bryan ......... o
Johnson ....... 0
Moore... ..... .. 6
Knebel ........ I
Runk .......... 1
Thompson ...... 0
BAY HIGH (17)
Porter ........ 2
Stone ......... 0
THE TYNDALL TARGET
February 19, 1944
1. What is the largest bird
known to man?
2. Amethysts are generally yel-
low, purple or green?
3. Is a tennis ball smaller,
larger or the same size as a hard
4. Which .is larger--5/8ths or
5. There are a number of word
combinations which describe
people or things in terms of
animals--for instance, "lion-
hearted. Name three similar ex-
6. We read and hear about
people being arrested for as-
sault and battery. What is the
difference between assault and
7. Is Bismarck the capital of
North Dakota or South Dakota?
8. I "speak" into the micro-
phone now. I "spoke" into it last
night--if I buy shoes today, I
"shoe" myself. If I bought them
yesterday, what did I do?
Q. Is it permissible for a ser-
viceman to change the beneficiary
in his monthly allotment and his
A. That depends on the circum-
stances. A serviceman cannot
'authorize discontinuance of the
regular monthly allowance to his
wife. In 'a Class E allotment of
pay, however, he can change the
beneficiary or discontinue the al-
lotment any time he wants to. He
is also at liberty to change the
beneficiary of his insurance at
Q. My brother, a marine, is
overseas. I'd like to send him a
picture of his new baby. Is it OK to
A. Sure, Photographs may be
sent by first-class mail if they
weigh less than eight ounces. But,
listen, if you are sending a snap
shot, make sure there is nothing
in the background the censors
wouldn't like. For instance, there
should be no views in the back-
ground of military posts or war
Q. I have a wife and three chil-
dren. If I die from injury or dis-
ease received in line of duty, how
much pension will they receive?
A. Under the present law, your
wife will receive $50 a month. She
also receives $15 each month for
her first child and $10 a month for
each additional child. In your
case, your family would get $85 a
month. The maximum payment
for widow and children is $100 a
Babe: 'How does that boy from
Daytona Beach make love?'
Gal: 'You can define it as un-
9. Distinguish between an aur-
icle and an oracle.
10. What is the difference be-
tween pinking and bluing?
4. 5/8 ths.
5. Dog-faced, bull-headed,
pigeon-toed, rabbit-eared, snake
eyes, goose step.
6. Assault is making a person
apprehensive with a threat of
bodily harm, and battery is the
act of striking or hurting the
7. North Dakota.
8. Shod myself.
9. Auricle: one's ear (also a
chamber of the heart).
Oracle: a person who pre-
dicts the truth.
10. Pinking is to cut with in-
dented edges; bluing is used in
By BOB HAWK
Quizmaster: "THANKS TO THE YANKS"
W 1 -7
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
Sgt. Marshall Goodman, creator of the cartoons which usually appear in this space, went
on sick call this week and we figured that even if the Medics didn't detain him he might not
be able to complete his opus in time for this issue. Therefore we decided to use a filler.
If you'll recall, Goodman's cartoon of last week had to do with the graciousness of the
supply sergeant, who, reluctant to salvage a Gl's shredded fatigue suit, issued a fig leaf
instead. Hollywood must be faced with a salvage problem too, for in the above pic, starlet
Ruth Terry has found sanctuary in a one piece sweater, which was probably issued by a studio
supply man in view of the acute shortage of sarongs and fig leaves. Ruth doesn't seem to be
a bit chilly in her scanty attire, in fact, she leaves-us quite warm.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
* GUNNER OF THE CLASS *
T/SGT. R.G. HENDERSON
CPL. JOHN ESBORN
T/Sgt. Robert G. "Bobbie" Hen-
derson probably has the best
skeet score of any gunner who
ever took the aerial gunnery
course at Tyndall Field. He
broke 248 out of a possible 250
clay birds on the skeet, range.
A resident of Melrose, Mass.,
Henderson was transferred to the-
Air Forces after completing his
basic training in the Infantry
at Fort Jackson, S.C.
PVT. HARRY L. KABRICH
A native of Jacksonville, Fla.,
Pvt. Kobrich is twenty-two years
old and is married.
He has had close to three years
years of service in the AAF and
prior to that served a short
hitch in the Field Artillery.
Kabrich claims he was one of
the first 22 enlisted men to be
assigned to the Air Transport
Command upon its activation. He
served with the ATC first at
Long Beach, Calif., and then at
S/SGT. H.J. RAULERSON
S/Sgt. Raulerson completes his
gunnery training here as top
gunner of his Class 44-7.
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 September,
1943, Raulerson was transferred
to the Air Forces.
A/C MICHAEL S. PAPCUM
A/C Papcun was born in Indiana,
Pa., where he and his mother and
dad resided until two years ago
when the family moved to New
York city. He is twenty-one
years old and majored in account-
ing while attending the Indiana
Papcun was sent to Atlantic
City, N.J., for basic training
in,February, 1943, and then to
Springfield, Mass., for C.D.T.
Eliminated in primary, Papcun
was reclassified asa bombardier.
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, Torsten Esborn,
who is at present on duty at
Camp Haan, Calif..
PVT. CHARLES YEVTICF
Pvt. Charles Yevtich, who is
29 years of age, has come a long
way since he entered the Air
Forces two years ago, come March.
SPvt. Yevtich, who is gunner of
the week as a member of Squadron
E, Class 44-8, is a native of
Portland, Oregon. After enter-
ing the Army he saw service at
Sheppard Field, Tex., where he
took basic training and then went
through the AM school. After
that he went to the Wright Engine
school at Paterson, N.J.
I s- _'