Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
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Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
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Copy Prepared Under Supervi,.on of Public Relations Officer.
Printing & Photography by Base Photographic a Reproduction Section.
Art Work by Dept. of Training Drafting Department.
The Tyndall Target receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Ser-
vice, War Dept., 205 E. 42nd St., New York City. Credited material
may not be republished without prior permission from CNS.


A quiet lagoon is now a Pacific graveyard for nineteen
Japanese ships that only yesterday were riding at safe an-
chorage in its haven. And the air fields of Truk are liber-
ally strewn with the wreckage of more than 200 planes and
ravished installations...For this is partial payment of an
old debt incurred one black December 7th, and carried on the
nation's books thereafter.
An honorable creditor is slowly being paid off and his woe
cannot be easily discounted. Never, thought he, would the
American Navy risk venturing within action distance of mighty
Truk. But, for once, or perhaps the second time, the Mi:-.
do's man was wrong.
The stealthy attack on Pearl Harbor was not normally re-
membered. Nor were the courageous quickly forgotten. A
nation's honor had been bruised and the pain slept deeply
in its people' s faces.
But more was coming..the bitter aloes of Bataan and Cor-
regidor. The terrible story of the men of Bataan and Cor-
regidor who died defending a fortress of chipped rock. Cor-
regidor..v iere the living prayed hard for death...
Only now, are we beginning to even things up. With the
assault on Truk, another installment is tendered of which
Guadalcanal was the first. And it is plainly left to us to
assure that it will not be the last.


Two weeks ago, an event occurred which was without pre-
cedence at Tyndall Field. For the first time in the field's
history a commanding officer sat in and listened as a group
of enlisted men discussed various field activities and com-
plaints from fellow soldiers. The occasion was the regular
weekly meeting of the Special Service Council held in the
Post Library.
The significance of Col. Charles H. Anderson's presence
at the meeting is not dimini shed by the fact that he did
not participate in the discussions, inasmuch as he had been
on the field scarcely a week. He was present, ostensibly,
to become acquainted with the views of the enlisted men
under his command.
As a newly assigned C.O., the colonel, by his presence,
displayed that he is interested in the welfare and attitude
of his enlisted men, and few occasions could afford a greater
opportunity to gather such information than at a meeting of
GI representatives.

"Pvt. Kingsly has done a pretty thorough job of training those war dogs!"



bridge, Mass.: "I'm in favor
of national regulation of the
soldiers' vote. The issue has
become too large to be effi-
ciently regulated by individ-
ual states."

leans, La.: "Soldiers' votes
should be supervised by the
national government, espec-
ially in view of the limited
time left in which to pass the
necessary legislation. "

Park, Fla.: "I believe legis-
lation set up by the federal
government would be best. In
my opinion there is a greater
likelihood of the soldiers
getting an opportunity to vote
under national regulation.
.- '. ...-

N.Y.: "If the balloting is for
a state election, I believe
the voting should be controll-
ed by the state. However, na-
tional elections should be un-
der the supervision of the
federal government."

Texas: "I am in favor of state
supervision of all balloting
because the states have the
experience and machinery al-
ready set up, with possibly a
few exceptions. Because of
their familiarity with elec-
tion procedures, the states
could handle their balloting
much more efficiently than if
left to the federal govern-
ment. "

The Bible reveals God as
man's Heavenly Father; the Head
and Administrator of the Gra-
cious Provider for His human
family. If we believe in the
Fatherhood of God, by no logic
can we repudiate the Brother-
hood of man. If God is our
Father, then are we brothers to
every individual of the com-
posite human race. As the true
Father-son relationship necess-
itates a mutual love and in-
terest, so does it require amity
in our economic, political and
social relations.
How can one love his fellow-
men and at the same time kill
them in war? The answer is
simplified if our love has been
lifted onto a higher plane than
mere individual sentimentality.
Our foes are fighting not merely
to destroy us, our homes and a
few governmental principles
which we cherish; they are
fighting to destroy all pos-
sibility of Brotherhood in
God's human family. All suchi
enemies of Brotherhood must be
destroyed before the way can be
prepared for a lasting peace.
The only true nobility of
sacrifice which is being made
in this war is by those who
offer their lives that men may
live in a society that is com-
posed of a little less selfish-
ness, lustful greed and other
gross sinfulness on the part of
individuals and nations. It
is ours to make and to maintain
peace and amity within God's
--Caplain Franklin

.-.... hapel .Seri ri i -.
Sunday School, Post Chapel.9 A.M.
Worship, Colored Rec Hall..9 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel......10 A.M.
Worship, Skunk Hollow.....10 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel....7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting......7:30 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal.........7:30 P.M.
Mass, Post Chapel..........8 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater........ 10 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel......11: 15 A.M.
Mass....................5:30 A.M.
Confessions...............7 P.M.
(and any time chaplain is in his
Worship Service.........7:30 P.M.


Military personnel on duty at
Tyndall Field who are eligible to
vote in the coming Democratic
primary and the general election
are urged by the command to reg-
ister and vote, according to an
announcement by the commanding
A registration booth has been
set up in post headquarters and
service men may register there
between 8 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.
Service men who have been on
duty in Florida for the past year
and in Bay County for the past
six months are eligible to reg-
i ste r.

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February 26, 1944

N. A. S.



BY 49 37; PLAY

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Armed with a complete set of capable reserves, fancy plays and
shots, the Pensacola Naval Air Station five invaded the post gym
last night and successfully weathered several offensive barrages
by the Tornadoes to hand the home team its second defeat on the
new court, 49-37. Firing a few effective salvoesof their ow, the
Tars took the lead late in the first quarter and protected it well

thereafter. A capacity crowd of
approximately 500 filled the gym
to standing room for the contest.
In the starting line-up for
Tyndall were acting Captain Finis
Snowden and Art Stevens at for-
ward, Sid Friedman at center and
Wally Lawton and Bill Johnson at
the guard positions. The opening
whistle found Pensacola with Dan
Yabro and Jim Birr at forward,
John Brooks at center and Paul
Killkullens and B.J. Lawrence at
guard. Friedman made most of his
"feeds" good to ring up 16 points
as high T/F scorer for the even-
ing, while Birr, former all-
American with Indiana U., was the
Tars' big gun with 17 tallies.
Yabro, who played quite a bit
of ball for North Texas State
Teachers, and Johnny Prooks,
Louisiana Tech court star, also
contributed a fair share toward
the N.A.S. victory.
The two teams will meet again
tonight in their fourth contest
of the season and Tornado Coach
Pete Collodi hopes to "pull
something out of the hat" in a
final effort to give Tyndall
their first win over the Pensa-
cola quintet.
Last night, Yabro broke the
ice for the Sailors and T/F
retaliated shortly afterwards as
Stevens cane up through a horde
of navy blues under the basket
and dropped one in. Tyndall kept
the initiative by playing heads-
up ball in the early minutes of
play, but the Pensacola height
and razzle-dazzle began to tell
toward the end of the quarter
and they held a 10-9 lead as the
whistle blew. Snowden started the
scoring for Tyndall in the seo-
ond canto as the first T/F sub-
stitutions saw Topperwein replace
Friedman and Lawson come in for
Vandergrift. The half ended with
Pensacola in front, 28-17.
Snowden, Lawson and Friedman
found the basket early in the
third quarter as a result of fast
footwork and fbr a time it seemed
as though Tyndall would go ahead,
but the Pensacola "second" team
steadied toward the end to keep
a nine-point lead as the quart-
er ended 40-31.
Displaying renewed energy, the
Tornadoes made their greatest
threat of the game early in the
fourth canto as Topperwein scored
from the floor and Friedman made
good two free throws to bring the
count up to 40-36. However, the
N.A.S. first team, which replaced
the seconds when the score stood
at 40-32, began to make their
presence conspicuous as Birr
scored thrice in quick succes-
sion, one of his shots being a

one-handed affair from far right
center which drew applause from
the spectators. The former Indi-
ana star, having already put the
game on ice, tossed in another
for good measure to account for
eight of 'he nine points scored
by Pensacola in the last quarter.
Johnny Brooks made the last Navy
tally on a free throw.
Considering their disadvantage
in height and reserves, the Tyn-
dall team acquitted itself cred-
itably, with honors for the day
going to Finis Snowden. Despite
a severe fall ir last Saturday's
game against Eglin, Snowden re-
turned to the line-up at the for-
ward position as acting captain
and turned in a great perform-
ance, receiving a prolonged round
of applause as he left the game
in the clo sng minutes of play.
Lineups and scoring:
Stevens, f............ 2 9 4
Snowden, f............ 3 1 7
Friedman, c........ .. 6 4 16
Lawton, g............. 0 0 0
Johnson, g............ 0 0 0
Vandergrift..... ..... 0 0 0
'Topperwein............ 3 0 6
Lawson................ 2 0 4
Totals 16 14 37
Yabro, f.............. 3 1 7
Bi rr, f............... 8 1 17
Brooks, c............. 4 1 9
Killkullens, g........ 2 0 4
Lawrence, g........... 0 0 0
Lerette. ..... ....... 0 0 0
Buckholtz............. 1 1 3
Adcock................ 2 0 4
Wirth................. 1 1 3
Reichert .............. 1 0 2
Totals 22 5 49
Score by quarters:
Ty ndal 1 9-8-14-6-37.
N. A. S. 10- 18-12-9-49
Lts. Bailey and Wetzel.



Chaplain Wilmer P. Filmer an-
nounced this week the presenta-
tion of a triptych for the post
chapel donated by the American
Chapel in Rome and the Church
of the Redeemer at Bryn Mawr,
Pa. The triptychs are being dis-
tributed to the armed forces by
the Citizens Committee for the
Army and Navy, Inc.
Created especially for the
armed forces by leading American
artists, the triptychs being
distributed are portable altar
pieces consisting of three fold-
ing panels on which symbolic de-
signs are utilized *to ornament
a painting of a religious sub-
The new Tyndall triptych por-
trays Christ on the Cross on the
center panel, and the symbols of
four evangelists, Mathew, Mark,
Luke and John, on the two side
'p anels.


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Fully recovered from a bad fall
in last Saturday's game against
Egl in, speedy Finis Snowden,
above, Tornado forward, is back
in action. Snowden was accident-
ally thrown against the wall fol-
lowing a "sucker shot" and for a
time it was feared he might be
seriously injured.
However, on Tuesday he was back
in the Tyndall line-up against
the Marine Electric and scored 12
points in the game which gave the
Tornadoes the league title.
Snowden hails from Hoilister,
Mo., and capped his high school
basketball career with four years
of semi-pro ball.


In a proclamation released last
week, President Roosevelt desig-
nated "... the month beginning
March 1, 1944, as'Red Cross
Month' and I earnestly beseech
my fellow Americans to observe
it by opening their hearts to
this humanitarian appeal in or-
der that we may keep the Red
Cross at the side of our fighting
men and their dependents in their
hour of greatest need."
The Red Cross drive on this
post is already over as the Red
Cross was included in the com-
munity fund drive from which
$2,500 was allocated and turned
over to the American Red Cross.
No soliciting of any kind will
be made here during Red Cross
month; however, anyone desiring
a membership card, or wishing to
make a free will donation may do
so at the Red Cross office

Our front cover this week is
an intimate study of Pfc. Kenneth
Good of the 69th writing to his
best airl--his moml
The cookies are almost gone,
thanks to the AAF, but the warm

and comforting linesof Mom's let-
ter will be lovingly read and re-
read by her son, Ken.
Letters from home hold more
than mere literary worth, repre-
senting as they often do the
strongest remaining link between
a soldier and his home. That let-
ter you are thinking of writing,
soldier, is all important--why
not write it now!
1 The picture was taken by Cpl.
William James, Post Photo Section.



Construction of a new post
theater has been started.
The concrete foundation has
been laid and framework erec-
It is expected that the the-
ater will be completed and
ready for use about May 1.
Lt. Donald G. Moore, post
theater officer, in annodnc-
ing this news revealed that
the new structure, to be known
as Post Theater No. 2, will seat
about 50) persons, slightly less
than the 750 capacity of the
present post theater.
It will beih the student
area, adj acent to Mess Hall 3,
and as now planned will show

simultaneously the same..films
that are presented at No. 1.
Thus, the congestion that now
prevails at No. 1 will be con-
siderably relieved.
The building is to be what is
known as "Theater of Operations"
type. The interior will be plain
but the walls will be of mater-
ial designed to produce good
acousti cs.
Curtains and drapes have been
ordered. They will be of royal
blue plush trimmed with a silver
fringe and bearing a silver wing
insigne in the center.
The present contract calls for
wooden benches but efforts are
being made to obtain more com-
fortable seats.
The projection equipment, to
be furnished by the Army Motion
Picture Service, will be of the
latest type.
The building will cost $26,-


12:30 P.M.--Record Concert, Post
4:45 P.M.--30th Aviation Glee
Club, WDLP.
9:45 P.M.--Air Wacs on,the Air,
12:30 P.M.--A&R Representative
Meeting, Athletic Office.
7 P.M.--Movies,Station Hospital.
8:30 F.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7 P.M.--Special Entertainment
at Station Hospital.
8 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO. WDLP.
8 P.M.--Movies, ColoredRec Hall.
12:30 P.M.--Special Service Non-
Com Meeting, Post Library.
7 P.M.--Protestant Choir Rehear-
sal, Post Chapel.
7 P.M.--Variety Show, Rec. Sq.
8 P.M,--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permai.ent Party Only.
9 30 P A. --Radio Playhouse, WDLP
3:30 P.M.--Concert Band, WDLP.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8 P.M,--GI Dance, Rec Hall, Stu-
dents Only.
8 P.M.--Dance, Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M.--Rec Hall Tonight,WDLP
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7:30 P.M.-SIOA Club (EM's Wives)
Special Service Office.
7:30 P.M.--Boxing, Receiving Sq.
8 P.M.--Movies, ColoredRecHall.
3:15 P.M.-Sports Broadcast, WDLP
8:15 P.M.--Air Wacs on the Air,
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.-.Movies, Receiving Sq.



As I P. F. c.


Following.up the RAF's heavy
night attack on Nazi industrial
centers, planes of the U.S.
Eighth Air Force showered 2,576
tons of HE and incendiary bombs
on Leipzig, fifth largest German
industrial city. In former years,
the trade fairs at Leipzig at-
tracted merchants from every
quarter of the earth and the
marts of.the city hummed with
their affairs. Now, fighting
fires and carting away the numer-
ous air raid casualties is Lelp-
zig's business, for she has only
the blunted reply of her AA bat-
teries to trade for the obliter-
ating bombs she has been receiv-
Scores of free-wheeling car-
rier-based fighters left their
decks last week on a surprise
mission to Truk, Japan's 'Pearl
Harbor' in the Carolines, and
strategic supply base for her
far-flung central and south Pa-
cific possessions. When the at-
tack was over, the scenes of car-
nage resembled an ordered dupli-
cate of Pearl Harbor at the close
of December 7, 1941, with 19
ships sunk, seven more hit and
probably sunk, and more than 200
planes destroyed In the air and
on the ground. It was a shrewd
blow, delivered to the middle of
Japan's greatly over-stretched
solar plexus, that left Tojo's
legs feeling as rubbery as a
stand of Malayan rubber trees and
had him jumping higher than an
India-rubber ball.
The big race of the year is now
on in Esthonla. In full flight
across the Baltic states are the
sorry remnants of 26 full German
divisions, and close behind them,
onrushing columns of the Red
Army. It Is barely possible that
the Nazis will show a clean pair
of hells to their pursuers and
escape with whole skins. But the
Soviets are gradually cutting
down the distance that separates
them and it seems likely that the
verst is yet to come for Hitler's
front runners.
Among the known vagaries of the
glider bomb is its insidious hab-
it of suddenly taking off on em-
barrassing tangents. Rarely does
it follow the calculated course,
preferring, as it seems to, its
own individual approach to the
target. Last week over the port
of Anzio, one of the Luftwaffe's
young men released his glider
bomb in apparent good faith and
proceeded on his way. Then a
strange thing happened. The gli-
der bomb shot forward toward the
target, and suddenly deciding to
reverse its course, tacked sharp-
ly about and made strongly for
the launching plane. Up and down
the sky sped the now harassed
young man of the Luftwaffe fol-
lowed by the projectile. When
last seen he was frantically
heading for a distant cloud bank
'grimly pursued by the missile.'

Jap Weapons Lack
U. S. Fire Power
Detroit (CNS)-Japanese weap-
ons lack fire power and are in
every way inferior to our own,
Maj. Gen. G. M. Barnew, chief of
the development branch of the
Army Ordnance Department, dis-
closed in a speech here recently.


What's Yours ?


I will try to answer, in part, your editorial entitled
"WHY?" (Tyndall Target, Feb. 5, 1944)
I was, unfortunately, transferred to this field about two
months ago.
You ask why the spirit is so conspicuous by its absence
here at Tyndall. I believe there are many reasons; many of
them are small, unimportant things, but together they loom
as being all-important.
I can only speak as an individual, but I an sure that I'm
expressing the opinion of more than one G.I., particularly
as a member of the permanent station complement -- one of
the have-nots (See footnote #1) of the field.
First, I am sure that the lack of sufficient and efficient
help at the post exchange is a serious situation that does
little towards building morale. Too many men who stop at
the PX on their way to duty for cigarettes, candy, etc., find
that they cannot wait until the clerk decided to begin waiting
on the customers. Also, the prices here are higher than at
any other (See footnote #2) post exchange I've ever been in.
Going to the movies here on the post is something you can
count on only once per week; that is, unless you have plenty
of time to sweat out that ever present line and still take a
chance on having the window close just as you reach it-and
sweat out the late show. To a permanent party man who has ir-
regular hours of duty, going to the movies is an event that
must be planned far in advance. Would two matinees help this
situation any?
Our squadron has a mail box system for the distribution of#
mail. Unless your mail has your box number on it you must wait
at least an hour and a half after mail call for your letters
to be issued. The unmarked mail is put away until all letters
which are properly marked are sorted and handed out. This rid-
iculous system, whereby nearly everyone must sweat out :the
mail call after the "mail call" is sanctioined by our C.O. Does
this system of distributing the army's chief morale builder
help to create any constructive spirit in the ranks? (See
footnote #4)
We all know that we here are a helluva lot better off than
any of the GI's fighting on the battlefronts, but as long as
you asked for it, I think that you should expect pnd accept
in good faith such well-meant criticism.
As an added thought, why not ask the permanent party men
here how many of them would prefer overseas duty to their
present work? If you do, be prepared for an avalanche. (See
footnote #5)
With some revision, perhaps this could appear, at least in
part, in an issue of the Target-or would you rather do all
the pitching in, this league?

(Editor's note: No, we wouldn't rather do all the pitching
in this league, and it's high time some of the clubhouse law-
yers tried their hand on the mound. However, from now on,
before we let .anyone else pitch, he'll have to unmask himself
and sign his name to his effort. It's hard to find batters
who'll step to the plate against phantom hurlers. But Capt.
0.0. Freeman, Special Service Officer, has agreed to take a
few swings at the above offering.)

Footnotes prepared by Capt. 0.0. Freeman, Special Service
1. If you think you're a "have-not," take a crack at Skunk
Hollow and "the ensuing six weeks.
2. Prices are lower since you went to press.
3. Additional theater requisitioned, approved and currently
under construction. Suggestion of matinees is worthy and will
be considered.
4. A check with your commanding officer reveals that the
sole objective of the mail box system was to expedite getting
the mail to the soldier. If it fails to work after a fair
trial, you'll be back to the old "mail call" line. If you want
to see another system, go over to any of the other larger
squadrons, such as the 446th, and see a two and a half hour
mail line.
5. It is hoped that the avalanche would occur regardless of
conditions on this or any other post.


The story is told about a
German workman who came home
tired and hungry from his day
of uninspired labor. Finding
a bit of miserable gruel wait-
ing, he lashed out at his wife
for the lack of a decent meal.
"Don' t blame me," she whined.
"To get bread, one has to stand
in line for hours; to get vege-
tables there is still another
line; for fish, another line.
Everywhere it's wait, wait,
wait.... Hearing this, the man
went to his drawer and took out
a revolver. "I can't stand it
any longer," he muttered. "I'm
going to kill that Hitler. The
terrified wife retreated to her
bedroom to await news of the
dreadful deed. One hour later
the husband returned with a de- I
ejected air. "Did you kill him?"
whispered the panic-stricken
wife. "No, he admitted.... "I
could' t even get to him. There,
too, one must wait for hours and
hours in line.

WHAT'S NEW: Though Naples,
Italy, is a long way from home,
it proved to be reunion territory
for Pvt. Florence F. Franklin,
WAC phone operator and her broth-
er, Sgt. Anthony R. Franklin,
engineer on a Liberator bomber...
A Hackensack, N.J. woman, sum-
moned for Jury Duty, sent the
following response: "Dear Sir:
I am not interested in your offer.
I have a good paying job now. "...
Patrolman Francis Devlin of New
York delivered his sixth baby
when he answered an emergency
call in his radio car...Cairo
news reports advised that one
inch of snow had fallen on the
Western Desert of Libya...Airmen
indulged in snowball fights, as
operations were cancelled...Buck
privates visiting New York will
now have to salute their officers
as they pass on the street...
Charles B. Tyler, chief warrant
officer of the 18th Field Artil-
lery, received the Legion of
Merit for instructing 1,000
buglers in the art of blowing...
Lt. William B. Arnold, son of
Gen. Arnold, chief of AAF,
couldn't get a furlough to attend
his wedding announcement party...
According to London's Evening
News, swivel-hipped Americans
are 50% responsible for the big-
gest dance boom that city has
ever known...At Logansport, Ind.,
James Chambers could not re-
enlist in the Army without his4
parents' consent, although he
wears the Purple Heart. James
is only 17...In Chatanooga,
Tenn., city police court offi-
cials had to admit a 500 deficit
in the till. Someone had slipped
them a counterfeit coin...Eddie
Joost, Braves' shortstop, and
Joe Grengo, Tiger infielder, will
not play big league baseball in
'44 because both are working in
defense plants.

Asked to explain one white
child in a family otherwise to-
tally oriental, the Chinese said:
'Occidents will happen.'

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--Mess Squadron--
As you know your reporter last
week prophesised a gain from 94
to 98 in the weekly inspection,
and the results were just that.
I wonder if I were to say from 98
to 100---ould it happen again?
Let's see how close we can come.
A bit of praise to Lt. Green,
our Orientation Officer, for the
interesting way in which he puts
over the weekly lectures. It's
something all the men are looking
forward to Lt., so don't think
you are doing it in vain...The
Phizz Kids," Crane and Coon have
promised to stop their arguing as
to who I s the best shot on the
basketball team and settle down
to playing a winning game. By
the time this comes out they
shall have proved this statement
by defeating (we hope) the co-
holder of the cellar pennant, the
907th QJartermaster... Reports
from Maxwell Field say that Pvt.
Ott has embarked on a new love
affair and that Lt. Hanande is
looking rather sharp in his cook' s
Scenes In and About the Squad-
on: Sgt. T. (Fancy Pants) Brown
is flooded with offers for those
pink pants that were found in his
barracks bag--he say's that the
highest bidder will get them..
Down at the Rec Hall! almost any
night can be found Pvt. Tatum,
champion sud sipper, denonstrat-
ing to a group of Wac' s why he is
known as the undisputed champion
of the beer "Guzzlers"... Now that
Pvt. Cumming's heart-throb is
back in town, he's a changed man
and is quite difficult to find...
"Bell-Hop" Lerer swears it was
his own baggage and not anyone
else's. We know better...A warn-
ing to whom ever it may concern.
A wolf by the name of Vicchiullo
is on the loose, and it is runor-
ed that if a certain G.. isn't
careful he will be on the outside
and Vicchiullo will be in-better
known as a friendly doublecross.
If anyone is in doubt as to ihy
we have been having such bad
weather lately, this will settle
it. M/Sgt. Murphy was actually
seen working--that is, he was
scrubbing a floor--demonstrating
to KP's how to scrub.
In closing this week's column,
I say to a certain first three
grader--read General Court Mar-
tial #3815, from Headquarters Max-
well Field, Alabana... lst/Sgt.
Barbier is all aglow because he's
fbnmd someone to finish his status
board. Jan could have at least
finished the board--he, Sarge?

Reclining Bugler
Now Stands Upright
Hawaii (CNS) Bugler Nick
Masucci sawed a hole through the
wall next to his bunk and for
three or four mornings sounded
reveille through it while nestling
snugly in his bed. One morning,
however, the C.O. checked up.
Masucci now toots his horn from
the standing position.


--Kadet Kapers--

Gay crepe paper, sparkling
entertainment, and especially
the surplus of pretty girls
scored another successful gradu-
ation ball Monday night. Many
misters of Class 44-8 voiced that
familiar comment: "-and I would
have to meet her just before we
ship out. "
Cartoons by Holzsager shared
humour honors with master of
ceremonies Nat Billig, We shud-
dered with horror when magician
Billig, Lt. Levitt, and the Lt's.
handkerchief were assembled on
the platform. However, the Cadet
Detachment was saved--Lt. Levitt
didn't disappear. Just the same,
there's no telling what Billig
could have done with a larger
h handkerchief.
Misters Saake, RSavinsky, Bosa-
kowski, and Arditto-a roll-call-
ers nightmare and harmony group-
did their best without running
water and tile walls.
"Frankie" made that weather
awful "Stawn-mee" again, and her
new "Ragged but Right" entrenched
her popularity in spite of its
censored lyrics.
Cadet underclassmen are insured
hilarious entertainment for every
occasion. Class 44-14's comic
elocutionist, Nick Sussillo, was
easily the evening's best with an
unusual monologue routine.
After the ball we walked back
to the Hollow through the soggy
fog, thinking that suntan weather
will soon be here. It won' t pay
to buy that officer's blouse now.


READERS WANTED---to become
better informed.
Maybe you're not the gunner of
the week or the best soldier in
this man's army, but we'll guar-
antee that we can help you to
accomplish this objective.
The Post Library, as you know,
is open every day Monday through
Saturday from 9 to 12, 2 to 5,
and 7 to 9. On Sunday the hours
are from 2 to 5, and from 7 to 9.
In the rear of the library near
the music comer we have a tech-
nical section which contains over
three hundred books dealing with
every topic imaginable. There
are also magazines dealing with
every phase of aviation, techni-
cal manuals, field manuals, and
other informational sources which
may help you in your work now or
Come to the library---take a
look--and enjoy a book.

Pfc. Howard Daniels of the
965th Quartermaster Detachment
is one of the field's more regu-
lar bond purchasers. Daniels
has accumulated 23 War Bonds to
date at the rate of one $25 bond
per month.

Sgt.: 'Hey, what's the idea of
calling that birdie of yours,
Hot Lips?'
Pvt.: 'Oh, that's her neckname.'


The zebra (2) (NCOIC of the
Wacs) and a certain Supply Officer
(3) went around picking up the
pieces of broken and bruised PT
(4) casualties. Or, Black Friday
was no blacker, nor fridier. The
Transportation Corps (5) and the
local butchery (6) were busy con-
voying, patching, taping, and
swabbing wounded (7) (8) Wacs.
After a vigorous (9) workout at
the gym, several ankles were
listed as missing in action; (10)
one finger collapsed; (11) one
knee assumed an expanded condi-
tion; (12) and miscellaneous
stuff. (13) On top of that (14)
a ladder (15) did the rhumba re-
sulting in one not accountable to
PT. (16) Then the Fox and the
Fluff (17) returned alive but
worn from then things. (1b) Head-
ed for the gig (19) sheet was an
unauthorized object on the floor.
(20) Too, the Wac 00 returned to
the fold. (21) And a new con-
structionis popping up behind the
original shack. (22) General
State (23)-very quiet this week.
(24) Checked with the tower (25)
so will now take-off. (26)
(1) Latest monstrosity produced
by Milgaten's fiendish cerebrum.
(2) Any similarity to Sgt.
Pickett, living or dead, is pure-
ly incidental,
(3) Much diligent research re-
vealed Lt. Garrison as same.
(4) Terror of the Troops and
Chief Torturer, Rice.
(5) The 'Sorry, nothing but a
pogo stick left.' boys.
(6) Tetanus, tonsils--Stefan-
cich's--and turnquits.
(7) Refer back to (4).
(8) Either the L.C. Smith or
Underwood ribbon will be awarded.
(9) Prize understatement of the
(10) Riker and Schultz for fur-
ther details.
(11) A basketball got in the
way of Courtney's phalange.
(12) The floor collided with
(13) Authority, Kenney.
(14) Error--bottom of--reveal-
ation in next statement.
(15) The one Myers was on.
(16) Rice's nick-name is 'Ruff-
(17) Vicki and Howard respec-
(18) Furloughs--by hearsay only
--no personal contact with one.
(19) Large collection of said.
(20) Holloway flattened out on
comforter in process of rolling
(21) Probably meaning Lt. Cly-
mer, probably.
(22) Rumored to have been en-
larged Dog House for Snafu and
and the Sack but developing into
new Wac Shack.
(23) Not to be confused with 4
Star jobs.
(24) All Wac halos brilliantly
'blitzed.' It says here in small
black print at the bottom of the
(25) Eachus and Moore's terri-
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February 20 26

Last week giant task forces
of the United States Navy
ranged. far and wide through-
out the southwest Pacific,
shaking Japan' s stolen Empire
to its very foundations.
Beginning with the capture
of Kwajalein, almost three
weeks ago, the Army and Navy
have dealt Japan a series of
stunning blows in quick suc-
cession. No sooner was Kwa-
j alein in our control than a
huge Navy task force steamed
up to Japan's great air and
naval bastion, Truk Island,
and bombed to smithereens 2
cruisers, 3 destroyers and a
large number of transports
and smaller vessels. Simul-
taneously, General MacArthur's
forces occupied Rooke Island,
between New Guinea and New
Britain, and the Green Islands
at the northwestern tip of the
Solomons chain.
These operations were hardly
over before another Army-Navy
task force shelled Eniwetok,
westernmost atoll in the Mar-
shalls, and Army and Marine
units stormed ashore to cap-
ture it (by the end of this
week, it was almost entirely
in our hands.)
Meanwhile, in the far North,
still another Navy task force
shelled Paramushiro, great
Japanese base in the Kurile
Islands, for the second time
in a fortnight. And all over
the Pacific, our air forces
were pounding relentlessly at
Japanese strongholds Rabaul,
on New Britain; Ponape, near
Truk in the Carolines; Wake
Island; and Japanese-held a-
tolls in the Marshall group.
But we were still not
through. Late last week a
naval task force possibly
the same one that bombed Truk
-- attacked Saipan in the
Marianas Islands, just north
of Guam. This daring assault
is our deepest penetration
For Saipan is 600 miles north-
west of Truk, and only 1300
miles south of Tokyo itself.
That Japan's greedy warlords
were badly frightened was ob-
vious. Even before he learned
of the attack on Saipan, Pre-
mier Tojo fired Field Marshal
General Suglyama, chief of the
anny staff, and Admiral of the
fleet Osami Nagano, chief of

the naval staff.
Tojo added chief of the army
staff to his own duties, which
already included Prenier, War
Minister and Minister of Muni-
tions. And Navy Minister Shi-
getaro Shimada took over the
job of chief of the naval
staff. All this was explained
as a move to make the war ad-
ministration "more efficient."
From the looks of things, it
would have to become efficient
indeed -- or else.


The Red Army celebrated its
26th birthday last week. And
it gave itself a birthday
present: Krivoi Rog, the
great industrial city which
was the Nazis' last stronghold
in the Dnepr River bend (See
map on the back of this page).
With Krivoi Rog gone, the
Gennans now have no choice but
to retire to the Bug River -
the last natural defense line
East of Rtmania.
In the north, other Soviet
forces were driving relent-
lessly on Pskov, a critically
important railway junction
near the Estonian border.
Earlier, the Russians had
driven the Germans out of
Staraya Russa (100 miles east
of Pskov) and Kholm, another
important city southwest of
Staraya Bussa (See map).

Premier Joseph Stalin last
week dealt a severe blow to
Nazi hopes of a peace on any
other terms than unconditional
surrender. In an "order of
the day" to the Red Army,
Stalin declared: "Hitlerite
diplomats have been rushing
from one neutral country to
another, trying to establish
contacts with Hitlerite ele-
ments, hinting at a separate
peace, sometimes with our
state, sometimes with our
Allies." But such moves, he
asserted, are "doomed to

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Geologists say that Sicily and Southern Italy once were joined together. Nature separated them ages
ago and for centuries blood has been spilled in military and political efforts to rejoin them. General
Eisenhower, in crossing the Strait of Messina, followed the footsteps of the Romans, Roger the Norman
and Garibaldi. Sicily, two miles away from the mainland, is the grainery of the ancient world and, as the
home of Ceres, the mythical birthplace of agriculture. Today it is a combination orchard-vineyard, a
garden of citrus fruits, grapes and olives. Southern Italy, mostly farmland, is nearly bald of forests. But its
ragged mountain peaks have surprised even those Yanks from the Rockies, for there the fighting is
vertical warfare-up one mountain after another. In Italy "over the top" means "over the mountain top."

beach-head had thrown back a
second violent German attack,
and Allied commanders reported
that German casualties in this
assault were "the heaviest in
the Italian campaign."
But apparently the Nazis
were not yet through. At the
week's end, a third fierce
battle was under way. But we
have already thrown back two
desperate German attacks, and
authorities were optimistic
over our chances of beating
this one. The time is drawing
nearer when we will assume the
offensive in the beach-head;
and then "The Battle of the
Beach-Head will in truth be-
come "The Battle fbr Rome."


From England last week,
British and American bombers
roared out over the Channel to
attack numerous industrial and
military targets in Germany.
But the real news of the week
in Enlgand was Prime Minister
Churchill's "Report on the
War" to the House of Commons.
Among the many important state-
ments he made were these:
1. Allied air attacks, dur-

ing this spring and summer,
will exceed in power "anything
yet seen or indeed imagined."
2. Relations between Britain,
the United States and Russia
are as good as they were at
3. He could not "guarantee"
that the war in Europe will
end this year; nor could he
"guarantee" that it would go
on into 1945.
4. In the early days of the
coming invasion of Western
Europe, the Allied troops will
be about 50 per cent British
and 50 per cent American; if
the battle is long drawn-out,
American troops will pre-
All in all, it was an opti-
mistic speech -- but it was
the optimism born of knowing
that we are sure to win,though
the road may be long and hard.


prevailing wind before starting on a
scoutingg iiiission. It may help you
later to determine your directions.


February 26, 1944


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'The recent damp weather re-
minds us of the story about
two oblong boxes that were
stored in the cellar. After
one heavy deluge, one box
turned to the other and asked,
"Coffin?" ...... For the
benefit of those not "in the
know," the "March of Time"
voice which preceded the show-
ing of last week's orientation
film on Britain was that of
Lt. William A. Rusher, post
orientation officer .. .. .
One of the most humorous lit-
erary pieces to come out of
the present war appeared in
the February 18 issue of Yank
. The article is entitled
"First Epistle to the Selec-
tees, and if you haven't read
it you're missing a rare treat
...... quite e a few of our
flying personnel spent an un-
expected evening inr Dothan,
Ala., last Sunday .. It seems
the fog came in earlier than
expected and many planes had
to land at Napier Field, giv-
ing the married men Involved a
brief respite from the dinner
: *
A brisk salute to Pvt. Helen
Allbright of the Special Ser-

; P0 V.I E Si
Saturday, 'THE IMPOSTER,' Jean
Gabin, Ellen Drew, Richard Whorf
Sun.-Mon., 'IN OUR TIME,' Ida
Lupino, Paul Henreid
Bill Elliott, Gabby Hayes, and
'WEEKEVD PASS,' Noah Berry, Jr..
and Martha O'Driscoll
Wed.,Thurs., 'THE SULLIVANS,' Ann
Baxter, Thomas Mitchell
REY,' Francis Lederer, Lynn Bari,
Akim Tamiroff
Sun.-Mon., 'ALI BABA AND TfE 40
THIEVES,' John Hall, Maria Montez
Tues.-Wed., 'DESTROYER,' Edward
G. Robinson, Glenn Ford
Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck
IER,' Smiley Burnette
Late ShowSaturday, 'CRAZY HOUSE,'
Olsen & Johnson
Sun., 'WHAT A MAN,' Johnny Downs
CLOUDS,' James Cagney
Wed.-Thurs.., 'SWING OUT THE
BLUES,' Bob Haynes, Lynn Merrick
YOV,' Roy Rogers, also 'TAXI MIN-
ISTER,' William Bendix
Sun., 'HI YA, SAILOR,' Donald
Tuesday,'DEERSLAYER,' Jean Parker
Wednesday,'THE MAD GHOUL,' Evelyn
Ankers, Nigel Bruce
Thursday, 'SO IS YOUR UNCLE,
Donald Woods
Fri.-Sat., 'TRAIL RIDERS,' Range

vice Office .. This ambitious
member of the T/F WAC Detach-
ment seems to be able to crowd
48 hours of activity into 24--
and most of it is concerned
with recreational activities
for the GI's .... .. The CO
of our newest unit was espied
in town recently, out of uni-
form, unless, of course, the
ruling about wearing field
jackets off the post has been
rescinded .. .... Unnoticed
by the Target was the obser-
vance of the Panama City USO's
second anniversary several
weeks ago .. We who were pres-
ent at the building's dedica-
tion two years ago recall that
for many months it served T/F
men well at a time when rec-
reational facilities on the
field were non-existant ...
.. 'Hold your cards! This may
be a winnah!' (We're only re-
hearsing for the bingo games
scheduled for the Rec Hall on
Tuesday evenings beginning
this week)

Lipstick and eyebrow pen-
cils should have been distrib-
uted, but cigars made the
rounds regardless as Mrs. Kate
Blakely and Mrs. Helen Ander-
son presented their fretting
husbands with daughters at the
station hospital this past
week .. Johnny Blakely is a
refugee from the Medics now
serving with the Altitude
Training Unit, while "Hubie"
Anderson is Finance's veteran
all-around athlete .... ..
Top-kicking for the White
Flashes finally got the best
of Dennis Pollard and for
moral support he now has the
former Stella Strock as Mrs.
Pollard .. The ceremony was
held Monday last .. Stella,
who at present is manager of
the post bowling alley, will
be remembered as one of the
more genial PXettes of first
the soda fountain section and
then the sales room.
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'Hentschke! .. Moschke! ..
Olschke!' .. No, it's not the
beginning of the Notre Dame
line-up, merely three of the
consecutive appointments with
Capt. Katz at the dental clin-
ic for new sets of choppers ..
.... Jimmy Stevenson of Spe-
cial Service, creator of 'Sal-
ly Seemore,' claims he has
never used a live model for
any of his drawings. (He prob-
ably never heard of that dit-
ty, 'Imagination Is Silly') ..
.... A burlesque show manager
was trying to convince a CO
that he should have permission
to put on his show in camp ..
'Isn't it true that our boys
are fighting to defend Ameri;
can womanhood?' he asked.
'Yes,' replied the CO. 'In
that case,' the manager re-
torted, 'Why don't you let me
show them what they're fight-
ing for--all of it?'


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(a) Japanese (c) Burmese
(b) Russians (d) Siamese

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PaPg 9

--Brown Bombers-- --Bluebirds-- --Squadron D--

W/O Joshua Missal visited the
Recreation Hall one night this
past week, and after listening
to our dance band, placed his
stamp of approval upon it. As a
result, the band played for the
weekly Thursday night dance, and
will appear tonight at the USO
in Panana Ci ty. Recent arrivals
have greatly aided the band which
is expected to rate with the best
of its kind in this section.
Plans are being made for the
formation of a drum and bugle
corps. This organization will
provide music for our Friday
night retreat formations which
are held n front of Headquarters.
There is a gpod nucleus for the
corps in the squadron and before
many more weeks pass, we are ex-
pected to be marching every Fri-
day to music furnished by our
om band. It's just another step
in making the 30th one of the
outstanding squadrons on the
The popularity of our Glee
Club is increasing with leaps and
bounds. In addition to the regu-
lar Sunday afternoon broadcasts,
the Glee Club has made numerous
appearances at social affairs.
Last Tuesday night, the Club sang
at the Cadet Mess, and received
a great ovation from the future
Our basketball team continues
to maintaJnits undefeated streak.
Last Monday night, Lynn Haven
cane to the Rec Hall determined
to hand our boys their first set-
back of the season, but were sent
home on the short end of a 38-15
score. Outstanding for the sol-
diers were Mills with 12 points
and Irons with six. Lt. Greene
is attempting to arrange several
more games, either at home or
away, before the end of the
Shades of pring. Half of the
squadron broke out with baseball
gloves, bats and balls one day
this past week, and judging by
the form of some of the new-
comers, we should have a first
class team this season. Plans
are already being made to enter


The 349th deeply feels the loss
in the transfer of our former
commanding officer, Capt. Edwin
R. Morgan. We are proud to boast
that through the efforts of Capt.
Morgan the 349th went from one of
the lesser known organizations on
the field to the best on the
field during the year he was with
us. Therefore we are grateful to
have had the year' s association
with the greatest "guy" at Tyn-
dall Field.
Major Alva N. White is our new
CO. Major White entered the Army
in 1916 in the Infantry as an en-
listed man and served on the Mex-
ican border as a private and then
as a battalion sergeant-major. He
was commissioned second lieuten-
ant in 1917 and served in France
from October, 1918, to June,
1919. Major White transferred to
the Air Forces in November, 1943.
In civilian life Major White was
the director of the flying school
in Civilian Pilot Training at the
University of Nebraska, and holds
a commercial pilot's license. He
has chalked up 3, 180 hours to his
credit. Major White came to Tyn-
dall in December, 1943, and to
the 349th this month. Also as-
signed to the squadron now is
1st Lt. William B. McSwain. Lt.
McSwain entered the service in
1940 and has had approximately a
year in the North African Theater
of operations. At our last squad-
ron meeting he gave us some swell
information as to the activity in
the combat zones to which he has
been assigned. 1st Sgt. Clare
Willcutt also has been assigned
to our squadron.
Uncle Sam's mail service can' t
be beat. For instance Lt. McSwain
received a letter which had
traveled more than 20,000 miles,
crossing to Africa and back a
couple times and still reaching
him here at Tyndall Field.

our team in a league composed of
teams from Marianna, Napier Field,
Eglin Field and others. More on
this later.

Among the many students in the s
squadron, Class 44-13, who have m
seen overseas duty is S/Sgt. J
4James L Smith of Kirksville, e
Mo., who has seen action in the
South Pacific. But let Sgt. c
Smith tell it in his own words. i
"I was stationed at Bellows I
Field, Oahu, Hawaii, when the war
broke out, working on the line as c
an assistant crew chief. None of
our planes got into the air in
that first awfil sneak attack al-
tho' some did try. They were
shot down before they even had a
chance to get off the runways.
The following day some of the
remaining planes did get into
the air and give a very good ac-
count of themselves.
There were 160 men who went to
the South Pacific at the same
time that I did and about 75 of
them lost their lives at Hick-
ham Field, which, as everyone
knows, was one of the hardest 1
hit fields in that area.
After the raid on the Islands
we were kept busy for about 5 or
6 months repairing planes that
were damaged in crashes or had
been shot up while still on the
ground. I spent most of my time
in the welding shop helping with
the repairing. Later I was
transferred to a Depot Squadron.
In the newsreel s you have prob-
ably seen pictures of the Japan-
ese midget submarine that was
captured a few days after the
attack. I helped haul it out of
the ocean. We captured the Jap
officer who was in command of it
and he wore a Universityof Hawaii
class ring and could speak as
goodEnglish as any American born

--Rugged (1) 69th--


You'd think the author of a
famous comic strip had moved into
Boom 10 of Barracks 303 from the
way all the boys are yellin'
"BBIbOOONDIE every time S/Sgt.
Boileau dares enter the "Den O'
Wonder who hung the "BOOM FOR
RENT" sign on the head of Red
Weston's sack? Maybe they heard
he was moving off the post very
soon and wanted someone who was
real green to take over his berth
above Boileau.
I just got my hair mangled at
the post barber (?) shop. The
Ist/Sgt. had the clerk make out a
new pass and all for me, before
he finally recognized me aid stop-
ped the ruckus; I looked almost
as bad as Sgt. Samiof did after a
similar journey thence... and the
prices they get! Wowl After
sorting a (yes I said "A" hair)
neatly from its friends on a
man's knob they gently remove
same, then ask you if there's
anything "else" while balancing
you on the throne of his kingdom
I don' t mind the teetering throne
but boy take that razor away and
get a gun, it looks better with a
gun and besides some of us are
lucky enough to get redlined once
in a while and don't get paid so
we can' t come see if we re lucky
enough to axcape that flashing
blade again.
Next to T/Sgt. Mangumn mopping
his room the most unpredictable
thing has taken place here at
Tyndall .... did you GI's note
how we get those pennies back now
from the PX.. Maybe they heard
the OPA or somebody was in town.
Lordy Bless the OPAI
We also hear that the GI's far-
ther up in the states are getting
travel time on their Furloughs.
Dad used to whale the daylights
outa ile and say it hurt him iiore
than me, but you know what??.. I
still think he was wrong.

older. In the grey of the next
morning, the body of the other
rap who was aboard the sub float-
ed grotesquelyup on our beach..."
S/Sgt. Smith received the Sol-
iers Medal for the following
incident which occurred while he
as still in the Pacific area.
"It was foggy and raining on
'ne particular night and the
silence was broken by a loud
crash that could be heard coming
from a mountainside behind our
anp. "A B-17!" someone cried.
Semi-confusion reigned as the
whole camp went hunting for
shovels, picks and ropes. Some
were mumbling, stumbling as they
vent; others were yelling and
swearing. But in all the con-
fusion the prompt dispatch of
individual jobs was accomplished.
The mountain we had to ascend
to reach the point of the crash
was very steep and very slippery
because of the fog and damp
weather, but our one thought was
to get to that plane and crew.
There were about 300 men in the
mountains that night looking for
the plane, but after about 5
hours most of the men were called
back. They had all but lost
Toward the end of the search
the number of men had dwindled to
just 4 of us. It seemed as tho'
everything we took hold of would
give way, making our search peri-
lous and tiring. Finally, after
what seemed hours we at last
reached the top. It was dark up
there and after a long interval
found the remains of a once
majestic B-17. There was nothing
we could do for the crew, it was
too late.
In all I spent a little over
two years in the Pacific Theater
of Operations, and an glad to be
back in the States again to learn
the fundamentals of gunnery and
hope one day to return to help
blot out with revenge and Cal-
50's those nightmarish days spent
at Bellow's field. "


The Aircraft Recognition lads
and sighting boys got together
last week and played those volley
ball games and S/Sgt. Mullin' s
boys won, oh yest He's from the
Aircraft Bee Department and then
the administration boys from the
squadron challenged them and beat
then. So now, the boys from Air-
craft Rec are going around so
meek and mild.
Our basketball team is' still
going great guns aid we are pretty
close to the top; our players
have great spirit. However,
it does' t inspire them when they
see so few of our men out there
to root for them.
Things That Puzzle Us: We won-
der Ihen Sgt. Torian and Sgt.
Steele are going to start running
a bus line from the sighting de-
partment to our squadron? They
sure are two popular guys... What
Cpl. Van Fleet uses to keep that
swell wave in his curly locks?
What locks?...Why Sgt. Martin
goes through that chow line twice
lately, and tell us Sgt., what's
the secret?... Why Sgt. Hasko
finally took out a certain cutie
from Panama City after all these
months of being a hermi t?... Why
Sgt. Durthaler is starting to
stack up on those boxes of cigars?
We hope you'll pass them out Joe!
...Why S/Sgt. Henderson is always
picking on Sgt. Mazol a in Bar-
racks 3=?
Dick Hanselman came back from
his furlough without his buggy;
he left that in the Carolinas
after he cracked up. Tough luck,
-S/Sgt. John C. Benz



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FPage 11



Judging from the taste of those
cigars that Redmond passed out
when he received word that he was
a pappa again, they must be the
ones he salvaged from his last
Blessed Event. When interviewed
Redmond said: "After becoming a
father for the second time, the
thrill is boring."
The magician on the USO Show
that asked Belfiore to assist him
s still looking for the gal that
Nas part of his act, prior to
Belf ore's feat of prestidigita-
tion Mocus-Pocus to you, Curran
...After taking a fast look at
"Tyrone" McDonnell's macabre girl
friend we know why "Rudolph" Di-
renzo claims she's a refugee from
Halloween Night. No wonder Mac
courts her with a broom and on
nights when the moon is shining.
What? s the matter with the "girl,":
anyway, hasn' t she ever heard of
shaving crean?
Now that MacBeth has someone
making goo-goo eyes at him, he
shines his shoes everyday to
match the perennial shine on his
pants, no doubt...Fisch took his
savings out of his GI mattress
and bought himself a set of li-
cense plates for that rolling
pile of scrap of his'n.
Fashion Note: She was spic-
nd-span in her class A WACS and
e was garbed in a sporty play
suit, faded green in color and



Dear Old Pal,
Since I took the job of travel-
ing salesman, I have really been
going places, and seeing things.
I've seen a lot of the fellows,
in the old 915th. Sgt. Jack Dyal
is still in Florida raising some-
thing or other. Joe Andrews went
back to Montgomery Ward.
Walt Schroeder is still work-
ing for the government, only now
he is a mail clerk in Michigan.
Remember Thompson? He is still
trying to learn how to ride that
motorcycle' Leonard Cravems is
working every day now as a pro-
fessional ba-fly in the movies.
,awrence Northrup is running for
'oroner of New York State and
Herman Naive is running from a
sheriff in Tennessee. Bill Isett
.and Frank Kowaleski are now work-
ing for their grandpa, operating
a coal mine in Pa. Didn' t you
know they were cousins?
Joe Trombitas finally went to
New York city where he is one of
the foremost designers of ladies'
hats. Went to the circus the
other night and there was Owen
Thrift, as a human skeleton. I
nearly fell over when Baustin
came out as a tight rope walker
but was not surprised to see
Eugene Goldberg selling peanuts.
Boy, he could really drown out
the rest of them.
Garlan Fairchild has returned
to his old business and has a
roadhouse in Tennessee. I under-
stand James Baker sings there
every night. Phil Knotts is in
;he movies. He' s the fellow who
goes across the street behind the
stars. William Norton went back
to the farm in Georgia. He ac-
tually has a lot of those yokels
believing a lot of stuff he says
he did at Apalach. Chester Woj-
ciechowski changed his name to
These are only a few of the
lad's I've seen or heard from.
Someday I'll write you about some
of the rest. Oh, Yes! I almost
forgot Bill Vandenburgh and Andy
Labuda are partners. They are
preaching the Gospel and hold
tent meetings all over the coun-
try, especially Baltimore, which
they figure needs lots of Gospel.
Sincerely Yours,
A Guy Named Joe

frazzled at the edges, baggy at
the knees and in the back below
the belt but withal worn with the
elegance of an Esquire--rather
SadSack model? Who? Well, it's
the newest "Walk to Work" combin-
ation, Myrtle and Mahorney.. I' 11
bet that cake that was baked by
Erline McClellan for S/Sgt. Ra-
mey's birthday tasted good--now
if my girl could make a deal with
her mess sgt. and do the sane for
me--when she's on KP, I would' t
mind having a couple of birthdays
a year... The homecooking that
Andrews and Savino enjoyed at
home must have been plenty good
judging from the bay window fronts
they sprouted on their furloughs.
How fickle women are! The
minute that Red left the field
Martha received TWO Dozen Roses
and a box of candy. She could
have at least passed the candy
around, or given us a clue as to
the identity of the mysterious
donor...We hope that "Robin Hood"
Smith,--our mess sgt. gets pro-
ficient enough to go out and Bow
and Arrow us a good piece of
healthy game meat--deer or moose
or even plain ordinary wild duck.
Hedlun certainly snapped out
of her day dreaming the moment
Porter returned from his beloved
Louisiana swamps--Dixie Porter
promised her brood of adoring
Motor Pool Angels that she would
bake them an angel cake-some of
those guys could eat devil's food
more appropriately...Bracci hope-
ful of getting another furlough
by the same method, started high
pressuring for Bond sales again,
immediately upon his return from

German-Born Hero
Fined One Penny
Los Angeles (CNS) -Seaman
Paul Frederick Tim, a 51-year-old
German-born hero of the Ameri-
can Merchant Marine, pleaded
guilty here to charges of claiming
false American citizenship- and
was fined one penny.
Tim, who has been in the Mer-
chant Marine 20 years and was
personally decorated by Adm.
Emory S. Land for heroism when
his ship was torpedoed in the
South Atlantic, admitted he had
told authorities he was born in
Wisconsin. "I wanted to get a
passport so I could go to sea
again." he explained.

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Likes To Cook

Sgt. Chamberlain Tells

How To Avoid 'Tattle-

Tale Gray'

That other bar recently added
to the shoulder of Capt. Mc-
Laughlin is already bearing some
fruit. We hear now that the girl
is available,' the ring is a mat-
ter of purchase, and the thredh-
hold has been rented. The entire
organization joins me--I know-
in wishing you both our heartiest
Some of us have peculiar ways
of spending our furloughs. We
know how you and I would have
spent then, but Sgt. Terrell ac-
cidentally ran into T/Sgt. Cham-
berlain on his recent furlough
spent in Tyndall Homes and
Chamb" went through the motions
of explaining to Terrell how he
succeeded in getting the clothes
he was hanging -on the line so
white. (Capt. McLaughlin please
take pote.)
A successful nurse must be pro-
ficient in many things exclusive
of the technical field of nurs-
ing. Such a nurse is "Mother"
Jones of Surgery. That Wac who
had that tonsillectomy could not
have made abetter choice. (The
next time I have a tonsillectomy
I'll know what to do to ease the
pain, Mother.)
Congratulations also are in
order to the John M. Blakelys,
Jr., on the birth of a five pound
daughter here at the station hos-
pital. On that score may we offer
the following:
There's a bundle of joy at the
In the form of a bouncing baby
A wee little tot--her mother en-
vies a lot
And has left her daddy in a
And since the Medics was the
meeting place
Of the off.apring's mother and
We've come to accept her as our-
very own--
More 'Uncles' than any kid
ever had.
And when she finds in years to
That beaus she'll have by the
It can then be told--by her
daddy so bold
Of the men of the Medical
-Sgt. A.S. Jackrel

February.26, 194,4


Page 11

Petite Alice Goodkin, who plays
'Molly Scharf' in Columbia's
Kitty Foyle serial, is adept at two
off-mike activities. She's a swell
cook and likes to rhumba.

-Squadron A-


Well, the boys left for Apalach
to spend a very busy week. Their
suspicions were aroused when they
were told to cart along mess kits
and canteens. Of course, this
brought the usual amount of
grumbling but our beloved Sgt.
Manos just told than the classic
remark, "T.S." By the way our
duty sgt. should take a bow fbr
the excellent handling of the
organization while Ist/Sgt. Brown
is on furlough.
Have you seen the outfit's mas-
cot? It's "Butch," the roly-poly
puppy. He looks like a teddy
bear, being round as a ball with
brown fUr. However, we can't
guarantee his pedigree. It's a
bit of chow plus anything you
name, Anyhow, don't say we didn't
warn you--beware of the dog-he
bites hard and often.
The basketball team continues
to steamroller all opposition
that comes in its path. Squadron
D was the victim this time, 36 to
33. Glenn Sawyer played in 13 po-
ints with Howie Levine pressing
him for honors by scoring 10.
Since Sgt. Howell took over the
coaching reins the team has shown
marked improvement, particularly
in ball handling and a tight de-
it. Charlie Waldstreicher desert-
ed the bachelor ranks and married
his honey while on furlough.
We lost our reliable cadets to
the ranges last week. Besides do-
ing numerous details around the
area, they were a source of en-
joyment to the students. Sonny
olf would have everybody laugh-
ing with his various routines
while Artie Marresse furnished
the nasic.
Our CO did it again last week.
Our orderly room now has a beaut-
iful radio. After duty hours the
hot tunes constantly blare forth
for the swing cats. How they eat
it up! Maybe a few girls would
help the boys.
If you think that fog was bad,
you should have seen our orderly
room during the day. Cpl. Stern,
our clerk, is the proud possessor
of a pipe. Poor fellow keeps puf-
fing like an incinerator, but
just emits clouds of smoke.





Led by Sgt. Frank Kley, the Eglin Eagles last Saturday nosed out
the Tornadoes in an action-packed contest Which saw the winning goal
scored as the final bell rang. The 400 fans ho flocked to the post
gym for the gane were on their feet in an uproar as Kley intercepted

a Tornado pass and shot the win-
ning basket with no seconds to
spare and give Eglin a 53-52 vio-
The Eagles, boasting height and
speed, kept the game on an even
basis throughout. The Tornadoes
were noticeably lacking on the
defensive and it was this laxness
which decided the contest. Three
times the lead changed hands in
the last minute of play, and
either team could have had the
win by "freezing* the ball. How-
ever, both Eglin and the Torna-
does elected to play it out, "
much to the pleasure of the fans
in general and to the disappoint-
ment of T/F fans in particular.
Kley was the high scorer for
the Eglin men, garnering 20 po-
ints, with team Captain Brantner
runner-up with 11 tallies. But
much credit for the Eagles' win
must go to speedy little Andy Mi-
halik, whose floor-work was res-
ponsible for many scoring plays.
Art Stevens, Finis Snowden and
Bill Johnson paced the T/F of-
fensive with 17, 10 and 9 points
For the benefit of those pres-
ent to whom the last 70 seconds
of play were a blur, this is what
happened: Bill Johnson broke a
47-47 tie with an under the bas-
ket shot; Brantner tied it for
Eglin at 49-49; Kley found the
basket a short time later to put
Eglin in the lead, 51-49; Finis
Snowden streaked down the court
to score a "bunny" with Brantner
on his heels, who fouled him on
the play, literally tossing Snow-
den against :the wall; Bob Hunt
replaced Snowden and shot the
foul successfully to put Tyndall
in the lead, 52-51; Sid Friednan
fouled Eglin's Christinson as he
was shooting, and home fans
breathed easier as he missed them
both; recovering the ball from
the Eglin backboard, the Torna-
does were awarded an "outside"
and Joe Glasser threw a pass in
which was intercepted by Kley.
The rest is history.
On Tuesday, the Tornadoes ran
up the highest score of the sea-
son against the Marine Electric
quintet to win the USO League
championship. The 71-49 victory
gave T/F the title free and clear
as the Tornadoes were also the
first half winners of the compe-
On Tuesday of next week, the
Tornadoes travel to Marianna for
their first encounter with that
court squad, and then on Saturday
they hike to Eglin for a return
match and an opportunity to
avenge last Saturday's defeat.

Snowden....... 12
Stevens ....... 23
Friedman ...... 17
Johnson....... 2
Glasser..... .. 2
Collodl....... 0
DuFrane....... 9
L aw ton........ 6
EGLIN (53)
Kley.......... 20
Fox........... 2
Spraglna...... 0
Mercer........ 4
Kress........ 6
Christlnsen... 3
Markusic .... 0.
Mihalik....... 7

PhillIps ...... 2
Mathias....... 6
Denny ......... 25
Lacy......... 4
Moles......... 0
Blackburn ..... 2

Snowden....... 10
Hunt.......... 1
Stevens....... 17
Friedman...... 9
Johnson...... 7
Glasser....... 8

Group I.................31
Bell Ringers............ 23
Snafus............ ..... 23
Group I I................20
Sluggers .... ............ 19
MO). ............. ....... 16
Retreads................ 12



Through Wednesday

Coon, 344th................. .58
D. Knepper, ordnance.........56
Van Co tt, 40th ...... ....... 53
Hunt, 348th............. ..... 51
S. Knepper, ordnance......... 49
Moore, Finance............. 48
Ravenscroft, 69th............ 47
Stevens, 25th................ 44
Black, 69th.................... 44
Won Lost
25th................ 5 0
69th................ 5 0
3 0th ............... 4 1
40th................ 3 2
348th ............... 3 2
932nd................ 3 2
Ordnance. ........... 3 2
349th............... 2 3
Finance.............. 2 3
Instructors..... ... 2 3
Medics......... ..... 2 3
344th............... 1 4
446th............... 0 5
uarteraaster....... 0 5
ORDNANCE (40) 40TH (39)
Knepper,D.....20 VanCotte.....12
Kotys ......... 0 Morales...... 2
Knepper, S.... 7 Friedman.....18
Hughes........ 0 Morat... ...
Stevens........ 4 Willliams.. : 6
Rogenemai..... 3 Finally...... 0
Manderson..... 1 Brown........
Rudolph........ 5 Wagner....... 0


The Tornadoes are scheduled to
meet a court squad of USO League
stars in a benefit game at the
high school on Wednesday. Pro-
ceeds of the ticket sales,
which will be sold on *a donation
basis, -will be used to defray
hospital expenses of "Dub" Hill,
member of the Bay High School
cagers, who suffered a broken leg
in a recent league game. The con-
test will start at 8 P.M.
At the close of the week' s in-
ter-squadron basketball competi-
tion, the 69th and 25th Altitude
courtmen are still tied for top
honors with six wins against no
Also in the tied-for-top-honor
class are the lhite Flashes and
Quartermaster bowlers. No date
for the playoff has as yet been

Lt. Stan Drongowski, post ath-
letic officer, announced that the
field' s first open handball tour-
nament has been scheduled for the
post gym beginning March 14. All
entries must be turned in before
March 10.

There will be a meeting of all
aspirants for the post baseball
team at the post gym at 7 P.M.
Thursday. Lt. Drongowski is call-
ing this meeting in order to get
an idea of the material available
and all prospective players are
urged to attend.



Group I's powerhouse aggrega-
tion rolled over their nearest
opposition, the Bell Ringers, for
four straight victories to keep
their margin at seven games as
the Officers' Bowling League
moved into the third and final
round of the schedule Thursday
The Gremlins took advantage of
the Bell Ringers' triple loss by
winning three from the Retreads
and climbing to second place by
a single game. The Snafus Jumped
into a tie for third by virtue of
their three wins over Group II,
while MOQ hit two for three
against the Sluggers in the
fourth encounter of the night.
Lt. Merzario of Group I had
high single game with a 217, but
the Gremlins' Lt. Raisch was a
little more consistent and turned
in a 573 series. The Snafus took
team honors by rolling up a 2,468
The standings:

348TH (22)
Schultz ...
Martin .....
Kleinfeller. ..
Conp a.......
446th (27)
Coveleski .....
Gershen. .. ..
Morrison-. .....
INST. SQ. (13)
Bennett .... .
Qulck. ......
Stoudt ........
Smith.. .......

69TH (36) MEDICS (17)
Ravenscroft... 5 Maxwell....... 6
Carr.......... 0 Ellis ......... 3
Beznoska...... 2 Zelenck.... 1
Black......... 5 Keltner....... 0
Sills......... 6 Brashears ..... 0
A tenborg..... 12 Matonak....... 2
Smith......... 2 Jackral ....... 5
Fritz......... 4
344TH (33) 907TH (22)
Alescavage.... 0 Harris........ 2
Clements...... 1 Moffitt....... 6
Crane......... 9 Smith......... 0
Coon.......... 16 ita. .......... 1
Higgehbottom.. 4 Stitt........... 0
Bro. n......... 3 Gregory....... 8
DeOrio........ 5
3 50TH (33) FINANCE (26)
(Regular game tied at 26-26. Ex-
tra period required.)
Brenner. ..... 4 Hines......... 7
Stalker....... 1 Franklin...... 0
Douglas....... 2 Johnson....... 4
McBride....... 3 Balliett...... 0
Simpkins...... 3 Anderson...... 2
Burgess....... 5 Mullend....... 4
Jeske......... 0 Leonard....... 0
Walker ....... 7 Costigan...... 9
Crouch........ 8

P.T. (61) SQUADS (41)
Sayre......... Gross......... 2
McDaniell.....18 Green ......... 3
Lewis......... 0 Glasser....... 19
Kintzing ...... 2 Gibbons ....... 16
Ewing..........20 Georgeson..... 1
Lawson ........ 6
TECHS (46) GROUP II (34)
Crowell .......11 Warren........ 8
Kinney........ 4 Childs......... 6
Johnson ....... 23 Leeper....... 6
Bailey ......... 1 Boatman ....... o
Dangler....... 2 Verhulst...... 10
Berner........ 5 Clifford...... 2
Marshall...... 2
Won Lost
Dept. of Trn'g Sqds .... 4 1
P.T................ ......... 4 1
Group I.................. 3 I
Admin ..................... 3
Dept. of Trn'g Techs..... 2 3
Group II.. ............... 0 5


Squadron ................
Squadron A..............
S-uadron C ...............
Squadron ................
Souadron D ..............


Squadron E 36, Squadron D 28.
Squadron F 40, Squadron A 25.



Carrying Tyndall's colors into
the national Golden Gloves tour-
nament at Chicago this week is
Sgt. Manuel Cocio, above, who
last week fought his way through
to the light heavyweight clown of
the Gulf Coast Golden Gloves com-
petition at Pensacola.
The 22-year-old pugilist is a
member of the 350th and names
Tucson, Ariz., as his home town.
He has fought in 12 bouts thus
far, as an amateur. Tipping the
scales at 168 pounds, Cocio held
the light-heavy crown of Randolpt
Field for two years prior to hi'
transfer here several months ago.




Two preliminary bouts and six
regular matches will comprise the
first boxing card of the season
here as Tyndall pugilists trade
blows with local Coast Guard
ringmen at the post gym Tuesday
The preliminary fights will be
all-Tyndall bouts and are sched-
uled to begin at 7:30 P.M. Ac-
cording to Lt. John R. Gueder,
who is supervising the T/F boxing
program, tentative matches for
the future include "home and
home" competitions with Bronson,
Ellyson and Saufley Fields a!
Pensacola and the Marianna Ail
B ase.
Below are the pairing for the.
Tuesday night matches:
Sonneshein 118 Malochonsky
Smith 147 Blankenship
Morrison 135 De Simone
Granquist 147 Fowler
D'Alfonso 126 Grosman
Davenport 190 Lopez
Pendelton 159 Rhodes
Quartararo 1.47 Monroe

Blum, 40th...................1 80
Hnylka, 907th............... 179
Geruci, 348th................ 177
Richu, 446th................. 176
B anco, 69th .......... ....... 168
Usher, Ord. .................. 166
Simmerman, 349th............. 166
Andrese, 69th................ 165
Rauesch, Ord................. 165
Aurigemma, Ord............... 165
Single high, Geraci, 348th, 258.
Three high, Geraci, 348th, 618.
Team single, Ordnance, 935.

(Ist Half) Won
446th.......... .......... 30
iuartermaster.......... 30
Ordnance... ........... 24
Finance................. 22
40th .................. 25
348th ................... 18
69th.. ................. 15
932nd.................... 16
25th..................... 14
349th................... 15
350th .................. 66
Medics ................ 4
Skunk Holl w. ........... 4


Pa~e 12


849TH (28)
Lawton........ 6
Bryant........ 0
Ross.......... 12
Thuraan....... 2
Schneller..... 4
Davis......... 2
Hanson....... 2.

932nd (38)
Kooy.......... 14
Richards...... 0
Wright ......... 4
Shasteen...... 0
Mitchell ...... 10
Moulard........ 4
Southard ...... 4
Lake. ......... 2
28th (15)
Blakeman...... 7
Scott....:..... 3
Sprowls....... 8
Schriner...... 0
Hastings ..... 0
Kercher....... 0
Kendall....... 0




1. What is the difference be-
tween a Beau Brummel and a Cas-

2. A man was a Simon Legree
but his wife was a Pollyana.
describe them?
3. Where does glass come from?
4. Describe an hour-glass
5. Why are the acoustics in a
theater usually better when the
theater is filled than when it
is empty?

6. Periwinkle, Eleanor and
Alice are all shades of what
7. What is it that you go for-
ward through by going from front
to back?
8. What is the sleeping posi-
tion of most birds?
9. What part of a table setting
are the tines?

10. Name two substitutes for
sugar in your coffee.

1. Beau Bnnmmel: fancy dress-
er, a dandy. Casanova: great
lover, amorous rogue and adven-
2. He was cruel (brutal) and
she was extremely good and always
sweet and optimistic.
3. Glas is made by melting to-
gether at a very high temperature
sand, soda ash and lime.
4. A figure with a tiny waist-
line; a figure resembling the
shape of an hour-glass.
5. When the theater is filled
with people, the echo is mini-
mized. In other words, people
absorb the sound.
6. Blue.
7. A book; a church; a store;
a magazine.
8. Standing. (Very often they
stand on one foot with the other
one pulled up in their feathers
and their heads tucked under
their wings.)
9. Prongs of forks.
10. Honey, corn syrup, sac-

ed Ma

thted Material

Available from Co


Q. I'm a draftee. Next month I
will have completed three years
in the army. Am I then entitled
to longevity pay like Regular
Army men?
A. Yes, selectees are entitled to
longevity pay amounting to five
percent of their base pay upon
completing of a full hitch of ser-
vice just like everyone else in the
Army. You're also entitled to
wear a hash mark.

Q. My wife requires medical
care but because her income has
been reduced since my induction
into the Army, she can no longer
afford a doctor. Is there any or-
ganization that will help her out?
A. Of course there is. You tell
your wife to get in touch with
Army Emergency Relief in your
home town.

Q. Is it permissible for a soldier
to wear a Veterans of Foreign
Wars ribbon on his uniform?
A. It is not. The VFW is a ci-
vilian organization and its rib-
bons are not recognized by the
War Department as decorations.
Look it up under AR 600-45.

England-A sleeping GI was
awakened by the sound of a
truck being turned around just
outside his window. "Hey," he
yelled, "you're making too much
noise. Why don't you bring that
truck right on inside?" At that
moment, the driver's foot slipped
from the clutch, the truck lurched
and backed right through the
wall into the GI's boudoir.

February 26, 1944


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Squadron A

Squadron B

S/Sgt. McClung was a skeet in-
structor at Tyndall Field before
entering gunnery school.
Twenty-nine years old and from
St. Louis, Mo., he played foot-
ball and baseball in high school
there. Was employed by a furni-
ture company as an interior de-
corator for eight years prior to
being called into service.
Learned to shoot at the age of
six and has been hitting bulls-
eves ever since. He arrived at
Tyndall in February, 1942.

Squadron C

pvt. Adams was a trainman on
the Norfolk Western Railroad when
called into the Army on November
1, 1943.
Twenty-two years old, he is a
nativeof Salem, Va., high school
and is married.
He received his basic train-
ing at Greensboro, N.C.

Cadet Detachment

A native and resident of South
Boston, Mass., A/C Horgan is 21
years old and single. Prior to
entering the Army he was a ship-
ping clerk for the Boston branch
of the Railway Express Company
but hopes to become an air con-
ditioning engineer after the

Squadron D

A native of Santa Barbara,
Calif., Sgt. Swain is 24 years
old and a graduate of Santa Bar-
bara High School.
Entered the armed services on
August 15, 1940. Following grad-
uation from Lowry Field, Colo..
in armament, he was transferred
to the South American area as an
armorer instructor, where he re-
mained for 11 months.
Then he was transferred to
Bolling Field, Washington, D.C.,
where he volunteered for flexible

pvt. Martin played baseball on
the Lancaster, Pa., (his home
town) high school team. A truck
driver before entering the Army,
he was drafted in October, 1943,
and got his basic training at
Greensboro, N.C.
He has been married two and a
half years, is 22 years old, and
lists reading as his favorite
means of relaxation.

Cadet Detachment

A/C Winslow is from Braintree,
Mass. He was graduated from high
school there in 1942 and enlisted
in December of that year.
He was eliminated from pilot
training at basic flying school;
then he was reclassified as a
He is 19 years old and single.



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