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-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
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Interviews and Photos

S/Sgt. A.B. HBicks, Atlanta, Ga.:
"Definitely yes.
Men with dependents
have incurred the
greater financial
hardships while in
the service and
consequently they
should be given
preference when it comes to hand-
ing out discharges.

Sgt. r. Johnson, LosAgeles, Cal.:
"All men should
be discharged ac-
cording to their
time in service .
Menwithout depen-
dents should not
be discriminated
against when it
comes time to disband the Army.
This country is still a democracy
and all men should be treated as
equals. I

S/Sgt.V. Wagner, Bloomingdale, S.J.:
"I definitely be-
S lieve that men with
dependents should
be given prefer-
-- : ence. Although I
S have no dependents,
SI have seen many
cases of hardship
in families as a result of one of
the 'breadwinners' being called
into the service.

COt. J. Colepardi, Atlantic City, .J.:

"I believe that
men overseas should
be given first pre-
ference when it
comes to discharges
when the war is
over, and men with
dependents should
come next. "

Pvt. Happy Coe, Paterson, N.J.:
"I believe that
me. in the armed
services with de-
pendenis should be
given preference
in order of dis-
Home charge, but only
if the others are
not required to remain in ser-
vice too long afterwards."

Sergeant Cited
For Bomber Work
Naples (CNS)-M/Sgt. Wendel
Home, of California, has been
awarded the Legion of Merit for
his part in the design, manu-
facture and installation of equip-
ment to improve the fire power
and protect the crews of B25
Mitchell bombers. The award was
made by Gen. Henry H. Arnold,
USAAF commander.

Although the odds were far and
away against it, Sgt. Ray Bar-
rette, Tyndall's counterpart of
FDR's Steve Early, slipped through
a supposedly air-tight cordon and
obtained an extension on his fur-
lough. He was due back Wednes-
day, but it look's like we'll
have to do without him fbr a few
more days .. .. Via V-mail we
hear that the 344th' s Bill Hakeem,
"The Great," is first sergeanting
it around England. He writes:
0... Things around here aren' t too
bad it could be worse plenty
to eat lots of fun and such -
and plenty of work." .. .. While
on the subject of letters, Major
Silva recently received a V-mail
from Lt. Jay Evans who writes
from a N.Y. APO number: "Have
been intending to write you a
line ever since I left Tyndall.
To say the least I an quite happy
and contented in my new outfit.
Several ex-Tyndall officers are
with me. We have a great time
talking over old times. Regards
to any and all of my T/F friends.
...The memories linger on.

In glancing thru publications
from other posts we notice that a
great deal to do is raised over
the occasional occurence of simi-
lar markings on laundry by the
post cleaning plants. Well, just
to demonstrate how unusual Tyn-
dall really is, we have the work

M 0 V.IE Si
Saturday, 'LET'S FACE IT,' Bob
Hope, Betty Hutton.
Sun., Mon., 'RATIONING,' Wallace
Beery, Marjorie Main.
Tuesday, 'MY BEST GIRL.' Jane
Withers, Jimmy Lydon. 'THE CURSE
OF THE CAT PEOPLE,' Simone Simon.
Wed., Thurs., 'TENDER COMRADE,'
Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan.
Friday, 'LADY LET'S DANCE,' James
Ellison, Belita.

MYSTERY,' Johnny Weismuller.
Tues., Wed., 'CRAZY HOUSE,' Olsen
and Johnson.
Thursday, 'SHE'S FOR ME.' Grace
Friday, 'YOUNG IDEAS,' Mary Astor,
Herbert Marshall.
Don 'Red' Barry.
Late Show Saturday, 'DESTINATION.
TOKYO,' Cary Grant.

Sun., Mon., 'SON OF DRACULA,' Lon
Chaney Jr., Allan Curtis.
Lynn Merrick.
Wed., Thurs., 'IN THIS OUR LIFE,
Bette Davis.
Fri., Sat., 'SON OF THE SADDLE,'
Dick Foran.

Sunday, 'KLONDIKE KATE,' Ann
Savage .
Mon., Tues,. 'KING'S ROW,' Ann
Sheridan, Robert Cummings.
Wed.., Thurs., 'PISTOL PACKING'
MAMA,' Ruth Terry.
LERS,' Range Busters. 'PRAIRIE
CIICKENIS,' Jimmy Rogers.

of S/Sgt. Frank R. Hill, NCOIC of
the T/F laundry that similar
markings are a common occurence
here -- happening as often as
once or twice a month. Hill says
the situation is easily remedied
by having one of the pair include
the first letter of their first
name, or the last five numbers of
their A.S.N. .. .. Lt. Jay R.
Green of the D. of T. was THE man
at the wedding which took place
at the Post Chapel last Sunday
afternoon. Chaplain Fulmer of-
ficiated at the double ring cere-
mony in which Lt. Green was weld-
ed to Miss Ruth Buresh, of Cedar
Rapids, Iowa .. .. Lt. William B.
Pratt, former GI of the Public
Relations Office who went off to
OCS and then returned here as the
PRO, received his traveling orders
last week .. hopes to wind up in

Already given up as "missing in
action" by the Target staff, Lt.
Dewey Gossett, first columnist for
this sheet and originator of
"Gossett's Gossip," was finally
heard from this week when we
noticed that the prize winner of
an essay contest out at Kingman
Field, Ariz., was Lt. Gossett.
The subject of the essay was "Why
Buy War Bonds?" Another T/F
alumnus makes good .. .. A close
glance at the new footlockers now
on sale at the PX will reveal that
they were designed by Amelia Ear-
hart credit for the original
observation goes to the Target' s
Ed T. Delbyck, author of "As I
Pfc. It." Another stripe and he
would have missed it completely.

Many months will pass before
Tyndall sport fans will ever wit-
ness a basketball performance
equal to that put on by Lt. (jg)
Jim. Birr and his basketeers from
Pensacola. There is no doubt
that Birr caters to t.e crowd,
but when you're that good you've
got a right to do it. However,
no less outstanding in its owl,
way was the performance of T/F's
Finis Snowden in the double-head-
er. The "120 lb. soaking-wet"
Tornado forward gave as good as
he took, and he took plenty. The
600 fans at the gym Saturday
night etched him into Tyndall's
hall of fame with an accolade of
applause and cheers.
Cpl. Max Senkinc of the Medics
observed his 6th birthday last
Tuesday. He's one of those leap-
year babies who doesn't have to
save his breath for blowing out
candles until he's 100 years old
.. .. While Monday's "dry run"
caused excitement for some and
amused others, it was climaxed by
the "coal barge detail" which
"drained" the 69th of seven o
its better men for a matter of 2-
hours. It seems that a coal barge
and 15 GI trucks at Port St. Joe
had to be guarded. The 69th drew
the assignment (what other squad-
ron could handle such an im-
portant assignment?) and quickly
dispatched a half a dozen of its
stalwarts and Sgt. Saul Samiof as
"the NCOIC. At this writing we
haven't been able to learn how
the men fared, but we know that
little could have gone awry with
such guardsmen as Samiof, Collins,
Meserve, Rooney, Gustafson, Leo-
pold and Lubas in the party.


DOROTHY SHAY is the charming vocalist heard on CBS's "Cresta
Blanca Carnival" Wednesday evenings, with composer-conductor
Morton Gould and Alec Templeton. Instead of the Cresta Blanca
(Schenley's wines) chant about the source of their grapes tit-
ling the pic, we could have used, "Oh, Shay, Can You Sing ---
Too?"...but who would have noticed it?

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Tyndall Field enlisted men,
officers and their wives are
urged to register for the coming
Florida elections. Qualifica-
tions for Florida and Bay County
voting are that the person de-
siring to vote must be a resi-
dent of this state for at least
one year and a resident of Bay
County for at least six months.
Military personnel and civilian
employes of the field may regis-
ter at a special desk set up in
the rear of Post Headquarters.
Registrations must be made be-
fore March 7.
In order to avoid any mis-
understanding on the part of
prospective voters, Lt. Harold
M. Fagin, deputized for voting
by the state of Florida at Tyn-
dall Field, emphasized that per-
sons meeting the Florida voting
qualifications are considered
citizens of the state fbr voting
purposes. If you register in
Florida, you may not register to
vote in your home state for the
same elections. If you do regis-
ter and vote here, when you re-
turn to your home state you do
hot have to wait the prescribed
time in your home state before
voting, provided you have al-
ready been a voter there.
Also, registering and voting
in Florida does not mean that
you lose your citizenship rights
of your home state, other than
not being permitted to vote in
the same year. Registering to
vote in Florida will permit you
to vote in the May Primary for
state and county officials and
will likewise permit you to vote
in the November General Elec-
The registering desk at Post
Headquarters is open from 8 A.M.
to 4:30 P.M.



An all GI cast show will be
presented at the Ritz Theater
tonight for the benefit of the
American Red Cross.
The show is a traveling unit
which has played leading theaters
in cities throughout the Eastern
Flying Training Command. It is
being presented at the Ritz
through cooperation of Mr. Ru fus
Davis, one of the owners of the
Tickets of admission will sell
for $1 each and will entitle the
purchaser to a membership card
in the Red Cross. On Tyndall
Field tickets are available in
the Public Relations Office in
Post Headquarters and at the
Officers' Club.
The show will replace the
egular midnight matinee at the
&itz and will begin promptly at
11:15 P.M.


The scene of this week's
front cover is the Panama City
station of the Bay Line. The
sun tans would indicate that
the gunners being checked in
have just come up from Miami
Beach or points south.
This scene is a regular
weekly occurrence at the 'sta-
tion,' for new replacements
are constantly arriving to
take the place of those who
have graduated and gone.


pvt. Art Stevens of Chicago,
Ill., is one of the Tornadoes'
leading offensive stars and will
be in the T/F line-up when the
Tyndall court squad plays Mari-
anna here Tuesday night. Stevens,
who is 21 years old, has been
alternating between the forward
and center positions with Sid
Friedman. He has also spark-
plugged the 25th Altitude's
basketballers along their un-
defeated path in the inter-
squadron league.



T/F enlisted men and officers
of the Jewish faith, are cordially
invited to attend the Purim party
being sponsored by the Jewish
Welfare Board and the Jewish
families of Panama City. The
party, which will include enter-
tainment and refreshments, will
be held on March 9, at the P.C.
Woman's Club located on the cor-
ner of Cove Boulevard and Fourth
Festivities will begin at
8 P.M., with Cpl. Seymour Rotten-
berg as master of ceremonies.
Rabbi Wolf of Dothan, Ala., is
expected to be present for the

Tyndall's new organization
of enlisted men's wives, the
S.I.O.A. (Sociability Is Our
Aim), have scheduled a "Get Ac-
quainted Tea" to be held at the
Rec Hall on Sunday, March 19,
between 3 P.M. and 5 P.M.
The organization meets every
Friday evening at 7:30 P.M. in
the Special Service Office and
all enlisted men's wives are
urged to attend. Included in
the group's plans fbr the future
are swimming, bowling, tennis
and bridge parties, and many
other activities.


Sgt. Manuel Cocio, Tyndall's
representative in the Chicago
Golden Gloves reached the quar-
ter-finals of the tournament in
the light heavyweight divi-
sion, being eliminated after
his fourth bout which he lost
on a split decision. Cocio, a
member of the 350th, won his
first two bouts at Pensacola
several weeks ago, both of
them by first round knockouts.
In Chicago, on Monday, he
kept his record intact by dis-
posing of his opponent in the
first round. Advancing to
the quarter-finals, he fought
a close fight Tuesday and
was el iminated as the judges
-voted 2-1 against him.



Beginning Monday, March 5, a
new seven day per week schedule
will go into effect in the De-
partment of Training, it was an-
nounced today. All school facil-
ities of the school will operate
every day. All students and per-
sonnel will have work staggered
to permit one free day per week.
The new schedule will relieve
overcrowding of equipment in
various phases of training and
permit smaller groups to receive
instructions, thus improving
student training.
A new feature of the schedule
occurs on the 5th and 6th weeks
of the training course. Students
who are to be trained at Apalach-
icola in the 5th week will be
flown down on Sunday of that
week, accomplishing splash mis-
sions for a total of two hours
flight. On the 6th Sunday of the
program they will be flown back
to Tyndall Field in another two
hour mission.
Also, each student will fly
every other day in the 5th and
6th week, alternating between the
morning and afternoon hours.
Another new feature added to
the school curriculum is the
viewing of camera films on the
day following air camera missions.
This will enable the student to
actually see on film his record
of the previous day.



Tyndall's radio activities have
now expanded to a schedule which
includes nine programs per week
over station WDIP, with two addi-
tional programs scheduled to go
on the air after March 15, when
WDLP becomes a b~tual affiliate.
Officers, enlisted men, cadets
and Wacs are urged to attend
Tuesday evening rehearsals for
the Wednesday evening dramatiza-
tions by the T/F Radio Playhouse
Group. The rehearsals are held
8 P.M. in the new temporary studio
located directly in the rear of
the first cadet barracks, #409,
on Mississippi Avenue.
Among the newer additions to
the T/F air shows are the 30th
Aviation IGlee Club broadcasting
on Sunday afternoons at 4:45 P.M.
and a fifteen minute sportscast
each Friday at 3:15 P.M. Cpls.
Jimmy Caniff and Lawrence Stein
take to the air on Saturday eve-
nings at 6, with piano selections,
songs and poetry.
Fbr program time on all T/F
radio shows, consult schedule be-
low "What's Doing Next Week."
Cpl. Doris Crowley is in charge
of the field's radio activities,
under the supervision of the
Special Service and Public Re-
lations Offices.

M/Sgt. John E. "Johnnie" Farr,
of the Finance Detachment, has
been promoted to the grade of
warrant officer, junior grade.
W/O Farr is an old timer at
Tyndall, having reported for duty
as a private first class on Dec.
9, 1941. Since that time, he has
been on duty with the Finance De-
tachmen t.
The new warrant officer is the
son of P.E. Farr, of Waycross,
Ga. He entered the Army at Fort
Jackson, S.C., in 1941.


The Tornadoes close their
abbreviated court season here
on Tuesday against the Mari-
anna Air Base cagers.
An elimination tournament
for all enlisted men and offi-
cer basketball teams entered
in present leagues will be
held at the post gym beginning
Wednesday, April 5. Individ-
ual and team trophies will be
awarded, according to Lt. Stan
Drongowski, post athletic
March 9 is the last day that
entries will be received for
the post singles four-wall
handball tournament. Entries
will be received by telephone
at the post athletic office
in the gym.
The 25th Altitude cagers and
the 69th courtmen still rule
the roost in the inter-squad-
ron competition. The two
teams finished the week with
records of 7 wins against no
defeats. According to the
schedule the undefeated duo
will not meet until March 29,
and both bid fair to continue
their winning ways until that


12:30 P.M.--Record Concert, Post
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.--Movibs, ColoredRec Hall.
12:30 P.M.--Special Service Non-
Con 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,
permanent Party Only.
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.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7:30 P.M.-SIOA Club (EN's Wives)
Special Service Office.
7:30 P.M.--Boxing, Receiving Sq.
8 P.M.--Movies, ColoredRecHall.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.

(Over Station WDLP)
4:45 P.M.--30th Aviation Glee
9:45 A.M.--Air Wacs on the Air.
8:00 P.M.--USO Dance Broadcast
(Ban d) .
8:35 P.M.--Tyndall Field Radio
3:30 P.M.--Band Concert.
8:30 P.M.--Rec Hall Tonight.
3:15 P.M.--Army Sports Headlines.
8:15 P.M.--Air Wacs on the Air.
6:00 P.M.--Twilight Moods.



Sat., March 18 Post Theater

March 4, 1944


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Printing & Photography by Base Photographic & Reproduction Section.
Art Work by Dept. of Training Drafting Department.
The Tyndall Target receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Ser-
vice, War Dept., 206 E. 42nd St., New York City. Credited material
may not be republished without prior permission from CNS.


Now that the Reconstruction
Finance Corporation has ex-
tended its snall business loan
program to include those
mustered out of service, all
the soldier has to worry about
is getting back.
The plan is designed to
assist servicemen returning to
private life in reestablishing
their former business oper-
Thus the soldier who sold
his restaurant, pet shop, or
grocery store, would be in
line to obtain RFC funds to
acquire his old business or
set himself up around the
corner in a new location.
Wisely perhaps, there is a
small but weighty anchor at-
tached to the plan. An appli-
cant must show "previous busi-

ness experience, have some
money of his own" and there
must be a "sound economic need
for the business."
Well, those are things to
pray for, unless the RFC ac-
cepts the present war as quali-
fied "previous business ex-
perience" and considers the
mustering out pay the service-
man will receive as "some
money of his own."
To our way of thinking,
there's always room for an-
other restaurant that will
serve good coffee and fresh
apple pie. However, measured
by Reconstruction Finance
Corp. standards, one really
begins to wonder whether pie
and coffee is after all ac-
ceptable evidence that a "sound
economic need for the business"


Coming when Hitler's star
is on the wane the season of
prophecies and omens recalls
the ancient soothsayer inter-
cepting Caesar on the steps
of the Senate to warn him to
"beware the ides of March."
Unfortunately the noblest
Roman of them all did not
share the old one's sense of
foreboding and went on to be
No mean visionary himself
and quite at hone with a power
telescope, Hitler has his own
reasons fbr viewing March as
a month of distrust.
Some say the "believer" has

read aright the invasion signs.
The Czechs say it was a warn-
ing voice on the edge of the
crowds that wept openly in
the streets of Prague on "Pro-
tector's Day," March 14, 1939,
that Hitler is now remember-
ing. It could have been a
visit made late at night by
the shade of a distinguished
member of the college of
.. Now the ides of March
are with us and while the end
of the prophecy is not in
sight, there is in the ruins
of the great German cities, a
grave portent of their future.

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-American Legion Magazine.
Turn on a news broadcast so we can find out how we're making out.

"An army moves on its stom-
ach"; the stomach not only of
its men, but on the stomach of
its equipment as well. Tanks,
planes, guns need constantly
to be fed. Oil, ammunition,
repairs must keep coming from
supply bases in the rear.
It is clear that the primary
strategy of the war is to cut
the enemy's supply lines. It
is also clear that, in equip-
ping His SOULdiers, this ra-
tioning problem was of first
importance to our Lord's Di-
vine Plan for making prayer
the "supply line" by which
Christian SOULdiers are rein-
forced, that no Christian need
ever be cut off from his base
of supply. All this is neces-
sary to keep the prayer line
open is willingness to receive
this reinforcement.
Suppose that a blockade of
prayer, or indifference,
should cut off this spiritual
supply line. The Christian
army would be weakened. "This
daily bread should be taken as
as a remedy against our daily
infirmities," declares St. Am-
Every prayer reinforces not
only the one praying, but all
the army, just as our daily

"*=Z. Chapel 5eru$irt t-g -
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.

food nourishes not merely an
arm, a leg, a toe, but our
whole body. Our prayers, then,
can be a vital supply base for
those members of the same
Christ Body. A cut-off army,
yet we can still reinforce
them through the base of sup-
ply of prayer, for, says St.
Augustine, "The influence of
prayer is felt around the
world." "More things are
wrought by prayer than this
world dreams of."


What's Yours?

Tyndall Target
Your "inquiring photographer"
didn't come to me when he asked
various soldiers if they thought
the states or the federal govern-
ment should handle the voting for
men in service, but I'd like to
put my word in.
I think it should be left up
to the states, just like it is
now. Of course this would mean
that very few of the men overseas
would get a chance to vote, but I
think that the lack of news-
papers, magazines and radio
broadcasts over there prevents
men overseas from being well
enough informed on current topics
to be able to vote intelligently.
-Sgt. A.K.H.

Dear Ed:
Recently I read an editorial
in your paper entitled: "Why?"
Often I've wondered about that.
Why do men at this semi-tropical
post have to wear OD' s until some
high officer at some other post
says we may change to more com-
fortable clothing?
Why isn' t clothing fbr the or-
dinary soldier optional during
the early Spring and Fall?
I'm no stranger to this climate.
I've spent all but one of my 35
years here and all my life I have
seen people dress to suit the

weather. They sometimes appeared
in "summer" attire in the middle
of winter. The weather is that
way here.
The Army may have its reasons
for prescribing clothing for its
soldiers. It has a reason for
every other thing. But what I
would like explained is why a
bunch of poor guys and gals who
can sun bathe on the beach on
Sunday in bathing suits must wear
woolen clothes until the next Smn-
It should, Sir, be a rather
interesting explanation.
-Cpl. B.W.P.

Invasion Army Gets
Swimming Instruction
London (CNS)-Every Ameri-
can soldier in the Allied armies
which will storm the Second
Front bridgeheads into Con-
tinental Europe is going to know
how to swim-just in case he
has to.
The American Red Cross, act-
ing under Army direction, is giv-
ing courses in combat swimming,
water safety and life saving at
pools throughout England. Nearly
1,000 officers and men are learn-
ing each week such tactics as
jumping into the water from a
height of 25 feet, fully clothed
and carrying pack, rifle and hel-
met-and then swimming 35 feet
to a rubber dinghy.

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Filing of applications for free
pre-natal and maternity care for
wives of enlisted men should not
be delayed until after the baby
is born, J.M. Reeves, American
Red Cross field director h-ere,
warned this week.
Reeves said there had been
cases in the past two days in
which applications for the free
care had not been filed until
after the birth, and that these
applications had been turned
The Red Cross official said
that while some states would ap-
prove such delayed applications,
most of them would not.
He said the Red Cross office
here had application blanks and
would be glad to assist in filing
Wives of all men below the
first three grades are entitled
to the free care, the federal
government and the individual
states cooperating to furnish
the necessary hospital and doctor



We extend our heartiest welcome
to Lt. Lawrence Thornton Butter-
field, recently assigned to our
squadron. Lt. Butterfield is a
native Floridian hailing from
Stuart, Fla..
Ist/Sgt. P.M. O'Neil is at Fin-
ney General Hospital in Thomas-
ville, Ga., and writes that he
will be back with us soon. S/Sgt.
P. Ryan is Acting Ist/Sgt. and is
doing a very commendable job.
Our training classes in camou-
flage, sanitation and map reading
are still going full blast and
the best of results is being de-
rived. Incidentally, we received
our field packs and the boys are
already selecting their "Tent
Mates. "
One of our K-9' s, Prince, died
several days ago and the "Dog
Patrol" is bereaving the loss of
one of our better dogs. Prince
was a prince of a German-Shepherd
and was well liked by all of the
boys that worked with him. This
watchful Wag died of pneumonia.
He was in that contingent of dogs
brought over from Fort Royal,
Va., by Sgt. E Ace.
Your correspondent has composed
another song entitled, "I'm Not
Making Believe, and it might go
places in Tin Ian Alley. (We hope.)
Pvt. George Grandy middle-aisled
it last week with a hometown girl,
so here's our best wishes for
continuous marital bliss to the
riveted couple.
BANTER; Pvt. R. Palmer is
talking in his sleep about a girl
called LaVerne and from the en-
raptured look on his face she
must be some gal... The NCO's are
planning a party real soon. We
hope that it's not like the last
one... Our basketball team turned
on the eat in our last game and
easily romped home a winner...
Cpl. J. Mashburn.is still calling
Lassiel But she won' t come home.
...By the way, which Guardian had
a shipyard gal so completely
snowed that she didn't want to
see her husband off for the Seven
Seas...Cpl. Carroll is still
sweating out the stork--any day
-Cpl. Sam Marotta

My insurance was for combat
I had always thunk.
But now I know I need it
For my upper double bunk.

Survivor Of Troopship Sinking Tells

Story Of Disaster In Mid-Atlantic

Recently arrived at Tyndall
are a group of enlisted men who
were formerly stationed on Green-
land. They are here to become
aerial gunners. Two of them,
Cpl. Fred Hessler and Pfc. Carlo
DiMedio, have a particular score
to settle the death by drown-
ing of close to two hundred of
their comrades when their east-
bound troopship was torpedoed
in the Atlantic, February 3,
Hessler is a native of Detroit,
Michigan, and both men are as-
signed to Squadron D, members of
Class 44-14.
In relating his story on the
troopship disaster, Hessler
stressed the point that service-
men overseas can' t understand
strikes on the home front and
and that he wants his story to
be told in order to help the
folks at home realize what war
really means.
"The torpedo struck amidships,
in the refrigerator section, re-
leasing ammonia gas -- many of
the men who had been sleeping
when we were hit were overcome
before they could reach the deck.
Ice, covering the lifeboats and
cables made lowering the life-
boats a difficult task and some
of the boats were rendered use-
less while others fouled and
dumped their human cargo into
the sea.
"Some men jumped from the top
deck into the sea before boats
were lowered. Their necks were
broken when their cork life
jackets hit the water. Each life
preserver was equipped with a
light and the sea around the ship
was soon fall of bobbing lights.
It looked like Forty-Second
Street and Broadway. The lights
kept glowing, whether the men
were alive or dead.
"A rope network was thrown over
the side and those who hadn't
found places in boats that were
chopped loose went down the
ropes. I was one of them. A
lifeboat not yet full was near
the ship and I got into it, but
more men kept boarding it and it
finally went under. I swan back
to the ladder and found another
lifeboat. It was not crowded,
but a moment later a man jumped
from the deck of the ship into
the lifeboat. He went right
through into the sea and the boat
began to settle.
"The ship went down 14 minutes
after it had been struck. I was
in the water only about 30 feet

away, but felt no suction. I saw
a man who had tried to crawl
through a porthole and was caught
fast halfway out go down with the
ship, screaming. Some of the men
had remained on board rather than
join the struggling throng in
the water.
"Some of the men tossing on the
waves were screaming, others were
praying. I made my way to a raft
and they hauled me aboard. The
craft filled with men until every
inch was taken. Men for whom
there was no room on the raft
clung to the edges, pleading to
be taken aboard, but the raft
was so full every wave swept some
of the men off. Those near the
edge of the raft clung to men in
the sea, buoyed up by the water;
but many of these froze to death.
"One man, half on the raft but
with his legs still in the water,
shouted, "I can't stand it," and
slipped out of his life jacket
and disappeared.
"After eight hours in the water
a cutter picked us up. They
threw us ropes and hauled us on
board our arms were numb from
the cold and we could not climb.
As I reached the rail they grab-
bed at my hair but I slipped away
and dropped into the water. The
shock thawed me out a little so
that I was able to seize another
rope and this time I reached the
Only five of his group of 200
were among the rescued, Hessler
In civilian life, the twenty-
four year-old aerial gunnery
student was a travel counselor
for the Automobile Club of Mich-
igan. Just prior to arriving at
Tyndall, he married the former
Ruth Marion Simpson of Detroit.

--Brown Bombers--
Dance Band Makes Debut, Juke Box Is Out;

Bigger And Better Dances Are Planned

Our dance band made its debut
last Thursday night and made a
big hit with the crowd attending
the bi-weekly dances. Since that
time, the band has made two ap-
pearances at the USO in Panama
City, and will provide music for
all social activities fnm now on.
It really is an improvement from
dancing to the tunes of a juke
box, and the bi-weekly Thursday
night dances are becoming more
Plans are being made for an-
other War Bond dance to be held
sometime this month. During the
4th War Loan drive our squadron
conducted a dance of this type,
the first to be held at Tyndall
Field, and it was a huge success.
In addition to giving away $150
worth of bonds, $25 in cash was
also awarded lucky persons, and
judging by the reservations pour-

ing in for the next affair, it
wi be more successful than the
first. Every soldier contribut-
ing toward the purchase of a War
Bond will be admitted to the
dance, and in addition, the com-
mittee in charge will provide him
with a dancing partner for the
evening. Not bad, hey fellows?
Signs of spring are seen all
around us, and one of the surest
signs blossomed forth last Wed-
nesday night when aspirants fbr
the baseball team reported in the
day room to Lt. Greg Greene.
Strengthened by the addition of
several newcomers, plus the cream
of the crop left over from last
year, the post team is expected
to be one of the best in this
section. Actual practice ses-
sions will begin in another two
weeks or so and will be held
nightly on the diamond near the

Q. When I went into the Army
in 1942 I had no need for National
Service Life Insurance. Now I'm
married, however, and I'd like to
take out a policy. I've been told
that because I didn't apply before
Aug. 10, 1943, I am no longer
eligible for insurance. Is this true?
A. No. You have been misin-
formed. You may still apply for
National Service Life Insurance
but you will have to pass another
medical examination before the
insurance is approved. Aug. 10,
1943, was merely the last day on
which a serviceman could get
insurance without a medical ex-
Q. Lately I have noticed officers
wearing Good Conduct ribbons. I
thought this decoration was for
enlisted men only. How about it?
A. True, the Good Conduct
Medal is not awarded to officers.
But officers who won them while
they were enlisted men may con-
tinue to wear them after they
have been commissioned.'

Q. I understand that enlisted
men in the U.S. Army are now
eligible for appointment to cadet-
ships in the U.S. Coast Guard
Academy. If this is true, what are
the requirements?
A. These appointments are of-
fered to men in the Army no
older than 22 in a nation-wide
competitive examination. Each
soldier's standing will be deter-
mined by averaging his grade in
Mathematics and English together
witn his adaptability grade, based
on personal interviews, educa-
tional experience and background,
and records submitted with his
The candidate also must have
the following educational credits
in either a high school or college:
two credits in Algebra, one in
Plane Geometry, one-half in Trig-
onometry, three in English, one in
Physics and one in Chemistry. He
must be over five feet, six inches
tall and have an uncorrected vision
of 20/20. The examination will be
held May 10 and 11 and each can-
didate competing must apply to
the Commandant, United States
Coast Guard, through military

Physical Training area. It is
expected that new uniforms will
be purchased, and given to those
making the best showings in prac-
Our Glee Club, which has been
presenting radio broadcasts for
the past three weeks from our Rec
Hall will be heard at the usual
time tomorrow afternoon at 4:45
over WDIP, but from a different
place. A broadcasting studio has
been set up in the Jam Handy
building on the main part of the
post, and our Glee Club will
broadcast its program from there.
However, a radio will be placed
in the Rec Hall for anyone wish-
ing to listen to the program.
Prospective life guards, who
will be on duty Sunday afternoons
during the summer at our beach,
received their initial instruc-
tions at a meeting held Wednesday
night. The duty of a life guard
is a voluntary one, but judging
by the response to a call fbr men
to do this work, no shortage will
exist. Plans are also being made
for the erection of two tents at
the beach so visitors can dress
there without disturbance.

Mother: 'Don't you want to be
the kind of girl that people look
up to. '
Daughter: 'No, I want to be
the kind of girl that people look
around at.'

DPra e

March 4, 1944





Quite recently the "Army Play
by Play" was performed for the
Roosevelts and Queen Wilhelmina
at Hyde Pakk. Members of the
cast were cautioned not to shake
the President's hand too strongly
since he had a great deal of
hand-shaking to do. After the
President met each of the boys
and had heartily shaken their
limp hands, he turned to the
group and queried, "What's the
matter with you boys? Doesn't
the Army feed you enough?"

WHAT'S NEW: Out in Indian-
apolis, Ind., a homeowner adver-
tised as follows: "I'll lease
you my home, lend you my maid,
and introduce you to my butcher
about March 1."...In Ehicago, the
Natural History Museum scheduled
a "Leap Year Customs" lecture for
"Unattached Ladies."...Bing Cros-
by's new name for Bob Hope is
"Flattop."...Washington govern-
ment offices have hired 20 blind
stenographers who are all working
out wonderfully.
Limited amount of brass was re-
leased by War Production Board
for ranufacture of civilian alarm
clocks.. New York State topped
its 4th War Loan Drive cqota of
$4, 198, 000,000 by $68, 100,00...
War Dept. announced muffling de-
vice in hand grenades which elim-
inate discovery of the thrower's
location... At Camp Ellis, Ill.,
WAC Cpl. Vivian Ostboe volunteer-
ed for overseas duty and relin-
quished her stripes, as only
privates were eligible...The
Poultry Keepers' council of Lon-
don complained bitterly that
anti-aircraft barrage kept young-
er hens from laying.

University of Fla., first mem-
ber of the Southeastern Confer-
ence to suspend inter-collegiate
athletics last year, will have a
football team of under draft age
players this year...The shortest
bout In Madison Square Garden's
history took place recently when
Bummy Davis left-hooked Bob Mont-
gomery in 63 seconds.
Seanan Vincent J. Auricchio is
still bemoaning fate's little
pranks as he relaxes in his Suf-
folk, N.Y. home. Vincent, a
crewman aboard an American des-
troyer, saw hazardous action when
his ship sank 2 Jap destroyers
and 6 landing barges in the Kula
Gulf engagement. Debris flew
fast when a Jap plane made a
suicide dive for the ship and
straddled it with 3 bombs, but
Vincent anerged unscathed. Then
he was given a furlough and ar-
rived back home.
His first reaction was to bound
through the house and breathe in
the wonderful homey atmosphere.
Eager feet led him to the garden
which he had worked on so in-
dustriously last summer. Without
warning, our hero suddenly found
himself plop on the ground, and
when the medico arrived he was
told he had a broken leg.

At a time when the world is under such a terrific strain, with
conferences going on daily which in some way or other affect mil-
1ions of people, it's refreshing to be able to sit down and talk to
someone about things that matter, in a vein that doesn't matter. For
example you can talk to Cpl. Bill Bennett of the 69th about the
coming invasion, or the next election, or whether FDR made the right
move in doing this or that-and you can talk for hours, if you want
to-and after you've settled the ponderous problems, the conversa-
tion will switch to baseball and when you finally get around to say-
ing "so-long-l-gotta-hurry-back-to-the-office;" you slap him on the
back and call him "Arky, (after third baseman Arky Vaughn) and he
calls you "Jimmy" (after Jimmy Foxx) and you both walk away chuck-
1 ing softly to yourselves over the pleasant nonsense.
All of which leads us to the picture above, which Bill submitted
not so much as a favorite photo, although he does prize it highly,
as an example of the type of recreation and entertainment program
fostered by Special Services at the larger Army hospitals. The photo
in question was taken at the Finney General Hospital at Thomasville,
Ga., with the New York Yankees' star hurler, Spurgeon "Spud" Chand-
ler, as the subject of interest. Chandler's visit to the hospital
was one of the several made by national figures in sports and enter-
tainment while Bill was there.
Shaking hands with Chandler is Colonel Davis, commanding officer
of the hospital, while on the verge of being nudged out of the pic-
ture by the right shoulder of tne American League's most valuable
player is our own Bill Bennett. What was Bennett doing there? Well,
that's a long story, but we'll try to brief it. Bill played-quite a
bit of football in his high school days (more than a decade ago) and
one day as halfback he took the ball on what was to hat e been an
off tackle play. Bill says it was one "of those things where three
men stop you at once, effectively." The severest injury received on
the play was heavy damage to a knee cartilage-which has yet to
heal-and therefore the journey to Finney General.
Bill is a native of Lake City, Florida, but you'd never know it.
Prior to enlisting ("I beat 'em to the draw") Bennett was a paving
inspector for the U.S. Engineering Department. He went from Camp
Blanding in October, 1942, to Spence Field, Ga., for his basic and
arrived at Tyndall in November of that year. Someone undoubtedly
espied his genial demeanor and ear-marked him for the clerkship of
the Post Theater. Came the 1943 baseball season and Bill went out to
give his all at third base for the post and squadron diamond squads,
and in so doing gave too much and aggravated the old knee injury to
an extent that required hospitalization.
After-two and a half months of "bunk fatigue" Bennett returned to
Tyndall from Finney General and it was decided that an "outside" job
was what he needed. So today we find B;ll outside the files of the
"303" Section in Personnel.

News From Your
Minneapolis (CNS)-Paul Re-
vere, a truck driver, paid $13.50
in court fines for his wild ride
through Minneapolis the other
night. Revere was arrested on a
charge of speeding. "Your name-
sake had good reason to be in a
hurry," said the judge; "but you
New York (CNS)-Mrs. Adele
Hammerman, 22-year-old wife of
a sailor, came home one night and
found a man in her bedroom. She
hit him with a shoe and grabbed
him by the seat of the pants
when he tried to escape. Police
arrived and found her sitting on
the fellow's chest. He was intent
on robbery, he admitted.

Own Home Town
Storrs, Conn. (CNS)--The ad-
mission price to a dance at the
University of Connecticut was a
pint of blood and ten dimes.
The dimes were collected at the
door for the infantile paralysis
fund. The blood will be collected
later, on pledges, for the armed

Phoenix, Ariz. (CNS)-Arizona
state police are combing the state
for a cross-eyed bandit who
specializes in raiding diners along
the state highways. It is his
custom to step into a diner, order
a sandwich and then wave his
gun at the counterman while
gazing out the window.

As I P.f.c.


Concern over Finnish-Soviet
amenities is said to be respon-
sible for the growing unrest in
satellite Bulgaria. The Bulgars
who are fighting a war that was
not of their choosing are openly
skeptical of a final German
victory, and the Cairo radio re-
ports that they are excited by
the prospect of Finnish-Russian
rapprochement. Meantime the Ger-
mans have readied themselves for
Finnish capitulation and DNB said
in a Berlin broadcast that Nazi
troops in the North Countries
were prepared to cope with any
emergency, including an Allied
landing. "Only one landing,

Near down under, during the
leap month of February, Aussies
and Yanks kept busy blasting the
immortal daylights out of Rising
Sun installations. Off days were
devoted to leaping from atoll to
atoll, thereby disturbing the
long, coral ringed slumber of the
mandate-minded Nips. It was
strictly a rough-house affair,
and a good bit of the furniture
in the Mikado's house of Empire
afterwards reflected the tempo of
the proceedings. The great chair-
legs of Rabaul and Truk were bad-
ly scratched and scarred and the
only Kwajalein in existence was
taken by a few of the more light
fingered guests. Apparently
overcome by the loss of his
favorite piece the August One
arbitrarily cancelled his play-
ers' contract with Gilbert and
Sullivan, and it is just possible
that the 'Mikado' will in time
forever disappear from the stage
he has too long occupied.

Monday night Berlin, Frankfort,
Cologne, and other Nazi radio
stations went off the air, in-
dicating another visit by th(
RAF. These abrupt and frequent
departures from the air waves is
introducing tell-tale gray into
Goebbels' light brown hair, as
latest radio advices reveal Ger-
many's standing in the Crossley
Poll, as last. It is quite a
come down for Propaganda Joe,
who formerly could count on a
blue ribbon radio audience of
millions whenever he chose to do
a bit of yammering. Now he is
all talked out, is Joe, and when
he has something to say why,
the RAF won't let him.

That wonderful Russian offen-
sive continues its forward surge
at the same dizzy pace. Climax.
ing their victory run over 5,00t
square miles of country within a
week, the Soviets stoodaon Tues-
day, within six miles of Pskov,
and were moving up closer to that
great railway bastion of the Bal-
tic States. The tremendous Red
advance is almost unbelievable
for it was made in the face of
desperate Nazi resistance and
hampering weather. Hitler has
ordered Pskov held to the last
man,' but the Feuhrer's optimism
is boundless, for what Nazi would
want to be the 'last man' in a
city about to be taken by the
wrathful Reds.

Page 6



The map on the back of this
page will give you plenty to
think about. We know that
British and American troops
will some day invade western
Europe -- and that that day
is probably not very far away.
But most talk of invading
Europe centers around one pos-
sible invasion point: the
Calais area of France, 20
miles across the hEglish Chan-
nel from Britain.
The thing that makes this
area appear so obvious as an
invasion point is, of course,
its nearness to Britain. But
the Anglo-American forces in
the British Isles have control
of the sea and air around most
of the western coast of Europe,
and it would probably not be
much more difficult for them
to land at other points as
well. Indeed, if the German
defenses are weaker elsewhere,
it might actually prove easier.
So take a look at the map on
the back of this page. In
addition to the cross-Channel
route, seven other possible
invasion points are marked --
and even these do not by any
means exhaust the possibili-
ties. When it comes, more-
over, the invasion will prob-
ably be launched at several
points simultaneously. Where
do you think the blows will
The American offensive in
the Pacific roared on last
week,, and apparently the Jap-
anese were helpless to stop
General MacArthur's forces
landed on Los Negros in the
Admiralty Islands, and quickly
seized the Japanese airstrip
at Momote on Los Negros. The
Admiralty Islands are located
in that part of the Pacific
known as the Bismarck Sea,
and are about 400 miles west-
northwest of Rabaul, the big
Japanese base on New Britain.
But Los Negros is one of the
smaller islands in the Adnir-
alty Group, and even here the
Japanese are reportedly coun-
terattacking, so there is
probably some stiff fighting
ahead before the Admiralties
are entirely in our hands.
In this connection, the air-
strip we have captured on Los

Negros should prove to be of'
great value.
In announcing the American
attack on the Admiralty Is-
lands, General MacArthur de-
clared that now the direction
of our Pacific attacks "has
been changed from the north to
the west.". This is in accord
with Admiral Nimitz's recent
statement that "my objective
is to get air and ground forces
in China." The military oper-
ations of General MacArthur
and Admiral Nimitz are gradu-
ally fusing into one enormous
attack--and the direction of
that attack is toward the
Philippines and China.
It is impossible to look at
a map of the Pacific and not
be impressed by the tremendous
advances made by our forces
since the beginning of the
year. They have raised the
American flag over islands
which, two short months ago,
were 500 miles inside the peri-
meter of Japan's defenses.
And our naval task forces have
shelled enemy bases over 1000
miles still deeper in Japanese
territory, emerging with hard-
ly a scratch.
But we are still a long way
from the Philippines and
China, and an even longer way--
strategically speaking--from
Japan itself. So it would be
foolhardy to assume that Japan
will now be defeated either
quickly or easily. As Prime
Minister Churchill said of the
Anglo-American invasion of
North Africa, in November,
1942: "This is not the end.
It is not even the beginning
of the end. It is, perhaps,
the end of the beginning.'

The Red Army last week wasn' t
showing any signs of a let-up
either. The fall of Pskov,
vital rail hub near the Lat-
vian border, was expected at
any hour. Soviet troops had
forced their way into its out-
skirts, and the Nazis were
fighting a losing battle for
this strategic city.
Further north, where the
Russians had crossed the
border into Estonia over a
month ago, other Red Army units
cut the last railway line run-
ning westward out of Narva.

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of the bloody battles of Makin and Tarawa. Sprawled across the Equator
nearly 5,000 miles from San Francisco, the Gilberts are a key to the
eastern and southern approaches to Tokyo, This map is one of the first
tp show Yank landing fields on Abemama and Tarawa, recently named
for heroes O'Hare and Mullinnix of the Navy, and Hawkins of the Marines.

Narva is an Estonian town just
a few miles from the Soviet
border, and at week's end it
was virtually encircled. So-
viet troops are now only a
little over 100 miles from
Tallinn, the capital of Es-
In the Ukraine, Russian
forces followed up the capture
of Krivoi Rog by driving down
the west bank of the Dnepr
River, forcing the Nazis back
to the Black Sea ports of Nik-
opol and Odessa. In 1941,
Odessa was the scene of one of
the earliest and bloodiest
sieges in the Russian war, and
-in more ways than one it
will mean a great deal to the
Russians to recapture this
historic city.

But the "ace" turned out to
be a deuce. The Germans got
the tanks in motion, but some
of them had not even left the
German lines when Allied anti-
tanksshells hit them and
they blew up, making things
very messy over on the Nazi
side of the battlefield. All
told, 14 of these "secret
weapons" were knocked out -
with no damage to us.
Aside from this "surprise"
that boomeranged, there was
little news to report on either
the beach-head or the Cassino
front 50 miles to the south-
east. The beach-head, how-
ever, was very definitely
still there.
<* *

The Germans in Italy thought The air attacks on Germany
they had an ace up their sleeve and German-occupied territory
when they received a number of continued, but Berlin itself
radio-controlled tanks. The got a rest -- undoubtedly a
idea was to fill then with TNT very temporary one. German
and roll them into the Anglo- industrial cities like Stutt-
American lines on the Rome gart were hit heavily, and the
beach-head. When they reached Calais area of France was.
our lines, they were to be pounded with more "softening-
blown up thus wrecking our up medicine."

March 4, 1944


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What' s in a name? Even we some-
times wonder! One of our men
gets reamedd" out for improperly
answering a telephone by a name-
sake of his and before many hours
have passed it's the rank that
shows up with his clearance
papers. We always thought that
our boy was leading a charmed
life--now we know it.
We had no idea that "welding
goggles" was a part of G.I.
equipment. Yet conspicuously
displayed in the footlocker of
one Cpl. Gagnard is a very ef-
ficient pair of them. (We're
wondering whether his double duty
is producing any dividends?)
The boys in 619 were treated to
a very rare pleasure the other
day. It is said that after some-
thing like a year, Charlie Reich-
erter, assisted by Jim Davis, was
actually caught short.
Such vim and zest was never more
present than when that fatigue
detail succeeded in making those
dirt piles disappear in such
great haste. The reward, how-
ever, was quite in evidence.
The boys wanted to see what was
on the other side of that hill.
(What was on the other side of
that hill-was quite enticing-to
say the least.)
It's nice to see Luke and Kelt-
ner in the highest of spirits
lately. But Just because they
were fortunate enough to draw
the lucky numbers and walk off
with a couple of quarts--is that
any reason to avoid their closest
friends? Our throats are really
bone dry.
The mystery of "the pair of
silver wings" incident has been
clarified somewhat but we'd hate
to step in the path of an elig-
ible suitor. Suppose we step out
of it by merely stating that we
hope the "best man" wins
We wonder if Cpl. Nicas of
X-Ray has ever gotten that little
matter straw ghtened out with the
Sub-Depot? Tonti is getting
tired of calling "Nick" out for
the same party on these all too
frequent occasions.
-Sgt. A.S. Jackrel

Last week the squadron cagers
added another win to their record
when they downed the Redbirds,
28-22. High scorers for our
squad were Sgt. LeRoy Boss with
12 points and Don Lawton with 6
markers. The game was highlight-
ed by great teamwork by our boys,
with Sgts. Carl Hansen, Bob
Thurman, Sam Bryant and Fred
Schneller all having a hand in
the victory.
The boys are looking forward
to the completion of the new
patio adj acent to the Rec Hall.
ith the addition of the patio
the Rec Hall can no longer be
called a "white elephant" and the
boys are looking forward to spend-
ing whatever leisure time they
have at that spot.
We wonder why a certain S/Sgt.
in Tech Supply and a little cor-
poral make regular and frequent
trips to New Orleans? Is it the
city, or its inhabitants of the
gentler sex?... Then there is that
flight chief who always insists
on tossing to see who will pay
the bill and he invariably
gets stuck.
The men in Group II welcome
Capt. Olive Owen and Capt. Wil-
liam Taylor as their new C.O. and
engineering officer, respectively.
In signing off, let's give our
basketball team some moral sup-
port -- with a little cheering
from the sidelines the Bluebirds
could probably hold their own -
see you there at the next game.

--Squadron A--
Permanent Party Taken

Over Hurdles; High

Wave Gets "Guards"
Reports from Apalach strongly
hint that the permanent party is
being taken over the hurdles by
our boys in all sports. Except
for one match, the boxing team
clearly showed their superiority.
On Wednesday night, the makeshift
basketball team limited the Apa-
lach group to 3 points and then
defeated a strong officer's quin-
tet from that base.
Yesterday our two proficient
swimmers went down for the life-
guard tryouts. They decided to
pair off end take turns in being
the "victim. Everything was
going along fine until a high
wave caught George Thompson in an
awkward position. Result: Both
men required additional aid to
reach shore. A mighty embarrass-
ing situation.
Have you seen Lt. Lugo's pet
project? It's the two giant
bulletin boards in the orderly
room. Besides maps, pictures and
daily newspaper articles explain-
ing the progress of the war, he
has installed a daily pin-up girl
for the squadron. We might add
he certainly picks the luscious
Squadron Gossip: We extend our
heartiest congrats to Pfc. Philip
Fernandez, who recently celebrat-
ed hs 10th wedding anniversary...
To Sgt. Farrell we donate this
title, "The One Who Did the
Squadron fbr the Most. That boy
really gets around...Did you
know we have a man who actually
takes more than one hour of PT a
day? Introducing the weight
lifting cha(u)mp of Barracks
419, "Slugs" Soley. Have him show
you his physique sometime-it's
the result of long, hard hours of
grunting and groaning. Me, I'm
soft and happy.

The height of something or
other was the question asked of
startled Lt. Lowell E. Green,
adjutant of Squadron E, at an
equipment inspection of the new
class of rookie aerial gunners.
A meek private approached the
adjutant and asked:
"Sir, may I please get leather
heels put on these shoes? I'm
not used to rubber ones."

--Squadron D--
Colli sion In C.O.'s

Office; Snowden Laid

Up; Brothers Together
Tuesday was payday and every-
thing is just fine with the boys.
Cpl. Litkenhaus and Pfc. Montague
almost had a collision entering
the squadron commander's office to
receive their pay. Both of then
came out with grins on their
faces that would beat anything
the "So Sorry Japanese" had to
S/Sgt. Snowden has run into a
streak of bad luck. In the Eglin
Field basketball game he received
a crack on the head that needed
hospital attention and in the
Pensacola game he received a cut
on his lower lip. Now to make
matters worse he went on sick
call this' morning and found out
that he had a fractured toe. We
don' t know exactly how long S/Sgt.
Snowden will be laid up, but we
are all hoping that it won't be
for very long.
I don' t think the squadron
would be right without a couple
of brothers in it. Pvts. Harold
and Arnold Schwebal joined the
AAF at different times and fin-
ally arrived together here at
Tyndall, both going through the
gunnery school. With the com-
pletion of the pool table in our
game room, the competition again
becomes rough. S/Sgt. Marx is
the leading contender, he thinks,
and will try to keep his Booby
prize crown fbr another few weeks.
The way things look, I don't
think he'll have a very hard
This week our Target column
won't carry very much weight,
but we do have an item in about a
couple of our boys that came here
from Greenland.
With the coming of summer,
Ist/Sgt. Thompson seems to be
getting all keyed up for that
eventful day. The rumors have
been going around that it will
take place sometime in June.
Whether the statement is true or
not, hasn't quite been ascer-
A maiden who walked on the Corso
Displayed overmuch of her torso.
A crowd soon collected,
But no one objected;
And some were in favor of more

--Apala-chat t er--



This week in Apalach, spring
has taken the place of fog and
rain that has been hanging around
for several weeks. The display of
sunshine has made each GI have a
different beat in his heart. The
base reminds us of the "good old
days of 1941." What with new bar-
racks going up all around and the
line at the mess hall and all the
boys with "skillets" in their
hands. Sorta makes a fellow feel
like he's in 521 again.
Memos: One man' s description of
Apalachicola. "A grave-yard with
ligits"...Pvt. Leonard C. Cra-
ven s wish: that all the men from
this field would be transferred
"so I can enjoy the Amny."
OFF THE LINE: Our boys are get-
ting a bad case of "curvitis," a
strange disease with two distinct
classify cations.
One is the kind that has to do
with the curvaceous construction
of luscious ladies, and the other
which might also be termed
"graphitis." Our lads have the
"curvitis-graphitis" type. Of
course they are not entirely free
from the first, or "CCLL" type,
but the "C-G" form has become
exceedingly pronounced in the
past few weeks. Ever since the
day when our esteemed Maintenance
Officer, Capt. F.A. Lyman, an-
nounced, "Dammit, men, let' s get
that maintenance curve on the
up-gradel "
At first they were quite con-
fused when they tried to pic-
ture how all the work that they
put in could be compressed tc fit
on a single line of a curve on a
chart, but when they became con-
vinced that the character rating
of the entire organization de-
pended on the manner in which
they handled their work, they got
together and decided not only to
turn out more and better work,
but also to boost their rating
to the highest possible degree
...and danged if they ain't done
We are, at the moment, enjoying
an above average maintenance ef-
ficiency, and when you consider
that we obtained that rating with
near-obselete P-40s and the qast-
off twin-engine jobs from our big
brothers at Tyndall, Bud, that
ain' t hayl
seems to be bristling with ex-
citement now that we are having
such swell summertime weather.
As the old saying goes: In the
sp ring a young man's fancy
lightly turns to thoughts of
love. Joe Tedder looked a little
farther ahead and brought back a
damsel-chasing contraption,
namely, a convertible...Saw him
streaking along toward Port St.
Joe Sunday afternoon. Wonder what
happened to the local belles?
Joe Trombitas, back from Pensa-
cola, with a slap-happy grin,
telling the boys about the one
that got away...Jean McKelvin,
the new attraction at Sub-Depot,
seems to be doing copeesetic, at
least, she has the boys all agog
she was seen during the wee hours
Tuesday night with a local yokel.


In place of the "Gunners of
the Week" section on our back
page, beginning next week the
Target will carry a picture of
the Gunner of the Class and
statistics and records of the
preceding gunnery class, giving
the gunners still in school
something to shoot at, and af-
fording the permanent party men
a better opportunity to follow
the progress of the gunners
they are graduating.

March 4, 1944


T> n n.A r



"Develop Good Habits! Practice on Jam Handy!"

--Jam Handy--
In Which Credit Is Given To The Inventor

And Odd Characters Walk Across The Stage

INTRODUCTION: Things have been remained propped on a shovel so
rather quiet around the shacks long that the fellows finally had
which constitute the scene of the to build around him. Hayutin and
intended crimes. There have, of Harrington, the Jan Handy twins,
course, been the usual meetings are taking lessons from the Sgt.
and basketball games with a slight Aveyard sat in Mess Hall #2,
change of the squadron formal dejected, drinking from a big
get-together from Fridays to Mon- cup... Wass happened to drop into
ays; this leaves more free time the joint and stopped to inquire,
for that anticipated G. I. brawl "What are you drinking, coffee or
on Friday evenings. tea?" Without looking up Norman
As the curtain is drawn, the muttered, "I don't know, they
spotlight plays over various forgot to say."
scenes Waller Trainers, Sight- One day last week the carpen-
ing Dept., and Aircraft Rec. ters who are working in these
Finally it comes to rest on two parts parked their cars and went
slate gray buildings; within the to work... when they returned
walls of these Jam Handy struo- they discovered that they had
tures, gunners are made. been relieved of two kegs of
When Uncle Sammy decided that nails. No names are being men-
some method of giving gunners tioned but it is to be noted now
experience which brings them as that the carpenters park the
near as possible to actual combat vehicles far from this Department
conditions, Mr. Jamson Handy and walk quite a distance rather
answered the call with his 3A-2
Trainer. Using a narrow beam of than take a chance. The Post
light in place of live anmuni- Engineers could have warned then
tion, a synthetic gn instead of what to expect.
real equipment, and films in lien The men who make it their busi-
of atmosphere, planes and space, ness to see that the 3A-2 Trainer
a valuable means of conserving runs smoothly and gives the gun-
materials such as gasoline, am- ners the kind of training they
munition, guns and the wear and need are prepared to take on an
tear of planes was deduced, additional task, namely, that of
Little did Mr. Handy dream the defeating the volley ball team of
effect his masterpiece would have the Aircraft Rec Dept. and any
on the future of his country or other brave group. If the fel-
the lives of some of his country- lows who claim to recognize any-
men. It is of these countrymen thing in the air would like to
that we speak here tangle with the marksmanship of
ACT I: Scenes: Taken at Random. the Jam Handy instructors, they
That rosy glow which is so need only let the fact be known.
noticeable on the countenance of The results should prove interest-
S/Sgt. Bramblett is not a new sun ing.. Is there another who would
tan. He is still blushing be- care to take up the challenge?
cause the Target refused to use
one of his cartoons on the grounds Merry Christmas!
that it was too suggestive.
Brother, when the Target turns Italy (CNS) -Maj. Jim Mc-
down a cartoon you can imagine Avity's first Christmas package
what that bit of art must have was delivered to him in the mid-
been like. die of February as he sat in a jeep
Have you seen the new fence surrounded by a sea of mud, snow
which graces the Jam Handy plot and slush. He opened the package.
of terra firm? If you have It contained a dozen tennis balls.
given it any attention and won-
dered what accounts for the place Perish the Thought!
which swings out of line, it is England (CNS) Pvt. Pete
all because of one T/Sgt. George Scherer, of Milwaukee, kissed
Velkey. You see Velkey is an his wife goodbye last year and
optimist and believes that the shipped out for England. He
war will soon be over; already he wound up in a camp a block
is preparing himself for a post away from his mother-in-law's
war position...on the W.P.A. He house.

In Cadence Sing Or Let

Us Raise Our Voices,

We Won't Get Any

In Salary
On account of several mounds of
dirt in front of the home area,
I took a pilgrimage down to the
dear old W. Trainer to see how
the other half on "A" shift was
doing. A very pleasant and in-
structive afternoon was spent
greeting old friends and making
new enemies. I ran across a cer-
tain Miss Nagle, a tasty dish,
whom I took for Shea trying to
make some extra overtime. I also
met a lass named Duncan who sang
an old Swedish mardrigal called
"Hands Up and Observe Property
Rights "
I tracked down a vicious rumor
and chatted with Major Wolk who
clutched the lapels and shot me
the lowdown. "It's that Jose'
Etelstein, he muttered, "He says
he croons, and better than I,
Crosby phooeyl Sinatra, double
phooeyl Etelstein, bah! I chal-
lenge him to meet me at any time,
that Pebble Voiced Egg Techni-
cian!" I write the challenge
just as I heard it but all the
smart money is on Jose'. His
rendition of "My Baby's Shoes"
will send you, and his "prisoner
of War" number is out of this
Bull Wiemer reports that for
the first time in his long and
honorable Army career he saw his
friends doing the work they were
best fitted for swinging shov-
els. Zizzi closed his eyes and
dreamed of bygone days of doubl-
ing back on the tipple while he
played his banjo and the other
technicians recalled days on the
farm or city sewers and finished
the job in short order. A shift
had reached the promised land and
the Good Earth.
Every Army has its undesirable
elements and this command is no
exception and like my fellow col-
umnist Winchell I will nane nanes,
disclose their undercover activi-
ties and let the chips fall where
they may. First are two renegade
Californians, GOO Goo Beck and
Preacher Burn. They had a tough
job getting drafted nobody wanted
to go on record as being their
friends and neighbors. They were
sent here by clerical error while
bound for a relocation camp with
other undesirable aliens. Hot-
zell, the Iowa Sod Buster, is a
fugitive from a mental hospital;
there is nothing wrong with him
that a psychiatrist couldn't
New York sends its quota.

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The main topic of conversation
at the Cadet Detachment this week
is the return of the "E" flag to
the front lawn of cadet head-
quarters. Its return caused Lt.
H.H. Fraser, adjutant, no end of
embarrassment, for just prior to
being notified who was the winner
of the weekly inspection, he had
spent considerable time explain-
ing to his men what a horrible
showing they had made. He has
hopes of making the flag a per-
manent fixture .of the detachment.
Orchid of the week goes to 44-
14 member Nick Suscillo, who dis-
tinguished himself at the recent
graduation party of 44-8. Nick
gives with a one man show that
brings down the house. To te:l
of his routines now would ruin
them for future showings.
The class of 44-8 had no more
than cleared the railroad station
when 44-11 began plans for its
graduation party. Tentative com-
mitteemen and officers have ten-
tative plans for a tentative
location in Panama City, on a
date not yet determined. But the
machinery is working, through
However, the present set-up
allows for beer, if obtainable,
girls by the thousands, if they
are available, and a great time
for all in any event. Rumors
have it that if all else fails, a
beach party is forthcoming,
The class of 44-14 has been in-
itiated into the royal order of
gunneritis, and has thus far suf-
fered no more than broken arches
and vericose veins from standing
over the Cal. 50 tables.
Calf shank of the week goes to
the lad who went to sleep stand-
ing up at a gunnery class table.
A slight buckling of the knees
was the first indication, but the
cadet's proposed siesta was nip-
ped in the bud by an observant

Strangler Grant from Albany, a
hard, violent character, Sprack-
elsen and Jonicello, a pair of
Bronx cliff dwellers paid as-
sassins and the latter a woman
beater Kurshan a rum-runner and
liquor smuggler from Green Point.
The leader is from Ohio, Kleir
alias Stinker who is all the mort
dangerous because of his warpea
brain. I hate to do this but it's
my duty and I am strictly G. I.
when I am not S.E.

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Page 10

Suspected Saboteurs And Subversive Individuals Should Be Reported To


NCOIC of the Intelligence Office. Mass., is in charge of the mail
A member of the Georgia bar, he and record section of the Intel-
received his LLB from Atlanta Law l igence Office. A graduate of
School. He was assistant supervi- Massachusetts State Teachers, he
sor in Florida for the Johnson received his master's degree from
Wax Company before entering the Boston U., and taught in high
Army. school prior to entering the Army.

Intelligence Officer, is the
second oldest intelligence offi-
cer in the EFPC in regard to
length of service. He received
his BA degree from Princeton in
1932. He was managing editor of
,commercial publications in civil-
ian life.

Until recently you have not
i heard much about the activities
of the Military Intelligence De-
partment located in the northwest
wing of Post Headquarters. The
chances are you will not hear much
about the way it works in the
future, but you will see letters
and posters calling for your full
The Intelligence Department has
various duties which include the
safeguarding of confidential In-
^L Bformation; the operation of two
War Rooms, one In the Post Oper-
ations Building, the other in the
LT .A. BEHL, Assistant Post Department of Training Building;
Intelligence Officer, obtains and the supervision of the writing
and evaluates information. He re- of the station history.
ceived his BA from the University However, the principal duty of
S/SGT. JOHN W. BOSWORTH of West of S. Dakota, his MA from Michi-
Virginia handles investigations gan, and his Ph D from Northwest- the Intelligence Department s the
of civilian personnel. After re- ern. In civilian life, Lt. Behl prevention of subversive activi-
ceiving a BA from Davis Elkins was a Professor of speech. ties and sabotage. It is not the
College and his MA frc(, West Vir- primary purpose of this department
ginia U., he studied law for to apprehend saboteurs and sub-
three years at various colleges versive individuals but to prevent
and at the University of Paris, subversive activities and sabotage.
Prance. A lso served four years in
the st Virginia legislature. in This, of course, can not be done
without the loyal cooperation of
all military and civilian person-
nel on the post. If you hear any-
thing unpatriotic or un-American
or see anything that seems to in-
dicate sabotage, report the facts
to the Intelligence Officer or his
assistants. Some of the facts may
seem Insignificant, but they may
be important to the welfare of the
U The intelligence Department is a
military counterpart of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation and has
full jurisdiction over military
and civilian personnel working for
the various agencies of the War
MRS. IVA MAY HERRING of Port St. Department.
Joe, Pla., is the civilian secre-
tary to the Post Intelligence

March 4, 1944


Page 11





Bouncing out of the dressing room to the tune of "Boll Out
the Barrel," Dominick Chianci, 344th clown and Tyndall's
own 3-ring circus, got the field's first boxing show of
the season off to a frolicking start last Tuesday night
when he stepped on to the canvas to trade blows with "Battling
Pollack" Jaresewski in the evening's initial bout. The

match was strictly an ex-
hibition and the two pseudo
fighters set a fast pace which
was followed by seven other well
fought bouts to give the 700
fans who packed the gym more
than their money's worth even
if they had paid $4.40 and up.
The evening's entertainment was
absolutely free, staged under
the auspices of the Special
Service Office, with Lt. John
Gueder and Sgt. Mel Altis hand-
ling arrangements and details.
The feature bout of the eve-
ning, number eight on the card,
was a match to decide the field' s
welterweight champion, with Del
Monro (446th) of Twining Mich.,
and Charles Blankenship (Ord-
nance) of Richmond, Va., as the
contenders. Monro won the three
round fight by decision after
connecting with several hard
rights which had Blankenship on
the defensive almost throughout.
All eight bouts were three
round affairs, with First Ser-
geants Bill Newsom and Al Barbier
alternating as referee. Major
Harrison Johnston, executive
officer of the Department of
Training and former golfer of
national fame was the senior
judge. Cpl. Guido Conte of the
P.T. staff was the other arbitor.
The second bout, also an ex-
hibition, saw the 350th's Pete
Grossman and the 349th's Leo
Malachowsky trade blows in the
lightweight class. Both boys
were fairly fast and each landed
hard punches. Grossman seemed
to have the edge in the third
round but Malachowsky connected
solidly just as the final bell
In the third bout, Phila-
delphia's George Rhodes (344th)
carried Tyndall's colors into the
ring against the Coast Guard' s
Billy Pendleton of Pampas, Texas.
The pair were in the middleweight
division, tipping the scales at
156 and 157 respectively. Pendle-
ton appeared to be the master in
the first round, hitting hard and
fast. The second round found
Pendleton tiring as Rhodes took
command of the situation although
he missed badly several times.
However, in the third canto Rhodes
had his man on the run and pro-
ceeded to win the match by de-
Emory Leeson (344th) of Fair-
mont, West Virginia, stepped into
the ring with Huey Morrison (Coast
(Gard) of Baton Rouge, Louisiena,
for the fourth match and both
boys displayed some fancy foot-
work, with Leeson favoring the
waltz step. Hard blows were
traded between flurries and
chases with the bout ending in
a draw.
Kenneth Fowler, student gunner
from Srevesport, Louisiana, took
on Ernest Leeson in the fifth and
front the opening bell left no
doubt that he knew his way around
the ring. Landing hard and fast
rights and lefts, Fowler had his
man ready for the kill late in
the first round when the referee

stopped the match and gave him
the win via the T.ILO. route.
Rocko DeSimone, another 344th
pugilist, donned the gloves with
Stan Duch, student gunner from
New Bedford, Conn., in the sixth
and kept driving his man into the
ropes from the start. Duch re-
taliated several times but De-
Simone gave more than he received
in a match that was slow compared
to the five which preceded it.
Both men passed up several op-
portunities to land haymakers as
DeSimone won by decision.
Two heavyweights, Tony Lopez
and Roy Butler, squared off in
the ring fbr the evening' s seventh
fight. Lopez took the advantage
in this exhibition match, with
Butler taking quite a bit of
punishment but game to the end.
Lopez landed several hard blows
but Butler managed to keep his
feet and even connect for a few
of his own; however, Butler's
apparent inexperience gave Lopez
more of an edge than he needed.


Group I's bowling squad opened
up the last round of the Thursday
night Officer's League in im-
pressive style as they walloped
Group II, two games to one, and
continued to hang on to their
seven game lead for the loop
MOQ, the leagues' potential hot
shots, finally unwound and blast-
ed out three big games to hang up
a 2615 total, the highest handi-
cap series of the year. The
Snafus sneaked by the first one,
before heavy firing started, to
keep from being whitewashed.
MOQ's middle effort of 910 was
also high team single, and Lt.
Johnson of the Bell Ringers came
through with a 579 to clinch
individual high for the night.
The standings. W L
Group I 33 12
Bell Ringers 26 19
Gremlins 24 21
Snafus 24 21
Sluggers 22 23
Group II 21 24
bO" 18 27
Retreads 12 33


Turning in its best performance
of the season, the post colored
basketball team defeated Eglin
Field last Monday night in the
Rec Hall by a 47-22 score. The
visitors started off at a fast
pace, hit once our boys hit their
nonnal stride, it was all over
but the shouting. Jenkins paced
the winners with 9 points, and of
the 13 players used by Tyndall,
all but two broke into the scor-
ing column.
A newcomer on the team, Irving,
was the best performer of the
game. In addition to scoring
8 points, he passed splendidly
and was outstanding on the de-




Packing up their battleships
and cruisers, the Pensacola Naval
Station court squad steamed away
last Sunday leaving a trail of
wreckage behind them. Their
heavy guns twice battered the
fighting Tyndall Tornadoes into
submission, first by a 49-37
score and then.by a convincing
55-38 shellacking.
Firing from the flagship of the
Navy task force, Jim Birr's bar-
rage was the heaviest of the en-
gagement, registering a total of
30 hits in the two encounters.
Finis Snowden who spurred the
Tyndall attack with ii points re-
ceived a direct hit in the bow
late in the game from the bobbing
starboard shoulder of one of Pen-
sacola's bigger ships, Dan Yabro.
Dan' s shoulder caught Snowden on
his left cheek as Dan bounced
away from the basket after scor-
ing. Snowden suffered a cut lip
and the loosening of several teeth
to add injury to injury received
the previous week in the Eglin
Field game. (Just to make sure
that he would be on the injured
list, Snowden played with his
Instructors' quintet on Monday
nightin the inter-squadron league
and was forced to leave the game,
after he had scored 13 points,
with a broken toe.)
On Tuesday, the Tornadoes met
the Marianna Flyers in a closely
contested game that went into an
extra period and saw the Marianna
men eke out a 46-45 win. Tyndall
held a 4 point lead with 40
seconds to go in the fourth quar-
ter but Marianna intercepted a
couple of passes and quickly con-
verted them to tie up the game as
the whistle blew. Johnson and
Friedman paced the offensive for
Tyndall with 15 and 13 points,
while Chew and Doar did the sane
for Marianna, also with 15 and 13
markers, respectively.
The Tornadoes close their ab-
breviated season here on Tuesday
night with the Marianna team.
The game will start at 8 P.M.
The Medics will oppose the 349th
quintet in a regular league game
as a preliminary to the T/F-Mari-
anna contest.
In the "Dub" Hill benefit game
last Wednesday, the Tornadoes re-
turned to their winning ways when
they breezed through to a 52-39
victory over the USO League All-
Stars. Bill Dufrane, Tornado
new-comer led the scoring for
Tyndall with 15 points, with
Friedman, Lawton and Johnson close
behind tallying 13, 13 and 11
points. Pete Collodi, Tornado
coach, played the entire game at
guard and contributed 2 points to
the victory.
Tonight, the Tyndall cagers
play Eglin away, and hope to
avenge their 53-52 defeat suffer-
ed here two weeks ago.
NAVY (55) TYNDALL (38)
Yarbro....... 8 Stevens....... 4
Birr......... 13 Snowden ....... 10
Brooks....... 4 Friedman ..... 3
Killkullens..12 Johnson...... 6
Lawrence..... 1 Lawton ........ 5
Lerette...... 8 Topperwein.... 5
Buchholtz.... 4 Lawson........ 2
Adcock....... 3 Vandergriff... 3

Relchert..... 2
Dufrane .... 0
Johnson ......15
Topperweln... 0
Collodi.... 1
Lawton....... 2
Lawson........ 0
Johnson...... 11
Dufrane ...... 15
Lawton ..... 13
Collodi ...... 2

Chew ......... 15
Doar ......... 13
Simpson...... 5
Johnston ..... 9
George........ 4

Denny....... 4
parker....... 6
Thomas....... 3
Thomas....... 3
Green........ 2

Through Wednesday

Won Lost
25th............. 7 0
69th.............. 6 0
40th ............. 5 2
350th..... ...... 4 2
Ordnance......... .4 2
348th............ 3 2
932nd ........... 4 3
349th............. 3 4
Medics........... 3 4
Finance .......... 2 3
Instructors...... 2 4
344th............ 1 5
Quarteraster.... 0 6
446th............ 0 7
932nd (43) MEDICS (27)
Kooy......... 21 Jackrel....... 5
Southard. .. 2 Tarr......... 5
Wright....... 6 Keltner......11
Mitchell.....9 Zelenick..... 0
Lake.......... 3 McDermott.... 0
Moulard... 2 Davis........ 0
Richard...... 0 Ellis........ 6

69th (55)
Ravenscroft. 7
Carr... ..... 1
Sills........ 6
Galasso...... 10
Black........ 12
Altenborg.... 4
Beznoska..... 6
Fritz......... 4
Loudis ....... 6
349th (30)
Hansen....... 8
Ross......... 2
Puskas....... 0
Thurman ...... 6
Schneller .... 2
Bryan....... 0
Bryant....... 1
Knepper.D.... 16
Hughs........ 1
Knepper,S. 6
Snodgrass. .. 3
Stevens...... 2
Rudolph... 2
Capriello.. 1 0
Graham....... 3
Smith........ 2
Howell....... 3
Dufrane...... 8
Snowden...... 13
Penna........ 1
Edwards...... 8
Quick......... 1
Zelenick..... 4
Lites ........ 6
Jackrel..... 14
Keltner...... 14
Tarr......... 5
McDermott .... 0
Matonak ...... 3
25th (47)
Sprowls...... 7
Chandler..... 2
Schreiner.... 0
Blakeman..... 5
Kendall...... 6
Hastings..... 13
40th (47)
VanCo.tt ...... 12
W ll ianms ..... 15
Morales...... 3
Hayes......... 0
Brown......... 9
C acherio..... 4
Boswell ...... 3
Morat........ 1

344th (20)
Coon ......... 6
Brown........ 5
Knebel ....... 0
Russell....... 3
Rhodes ........ 3
Higginbottom. 0
Ready ........ 0
Clements ..... 3

907th (21)
Harris....... 0
Andrews..... 4
Moffit....... 10
Knight........ 0
Stitt........ 2
Smith........ 1
Jones........ 2
Naples........ 2
350th (34)
McBride...... 5
Hunter......... 3
Burgess...... 6
Crouch....... 0
Douglas ..... 0
Stalker...... 0
Walker........ 3
40th (53)
Morales...... 6
Morat ........ 5
Hayes....... 0

344th (31)
Coon .........18
Ready......... 0
Clements..... 6
Russell...... 4
Knebel....... 0
Higginbottom. 1
Brown........ 2
932nd (31)
Kooy......... 17
Wright....... 3
Mitchell..... 4
Lake......... 1
Moulard...... 6
Southard..... 0

446th (29)
Meyers....... 0
Flanlgan ..... 11
Violette..... 1
Catalano .... 4
Coveleski.... 3
Gleason...... 0

Squadron B..... .... 3
Squadron E..... ...... 3
Squadron A............ 2
Squadron C.... ..... 2
Squadron D............ 0


Squadron E 28, Squadron C 19.
Squadron B 50, Squadron D 20.


P.T.................... 4
Group I................ 4
Dept. of Trng. Sqcns... 4
Dept of Trng. Tec's... 2
Admin .................. 1
Group II............... 0


Group I 20, Administration 13.
P.T. 51, Dept. of Trng. Sqdns 41.
Dept. of Trng Tecchs 34, Group1122.
Glasser (Sqdn s) .. ......... 76
Johnson (Techs) .. ........ 63
Sayre (P.T.).................. 51
Mecaniels (p.T.) .............. 50
Gibbons.(Sqdns) ............... 47

Tornadoes vs. Marianna

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Fans Pleased As Fists Fly In T/F Boxing Opener


Above: "I'll moider da buml" bellows Cpl.
Dominick Chianci, popular K.P. pusher, as he makes
his way toward "Pollack" Jaresewski (light trunks)
in the evening's first bout, touted as strictly
an exhibition it certainly was! Heavy blows
were exchanged and the match set the pace for the
seven bouts which followed in last Tuesday's card
at the gym.

Below: Rocko DeSimone of Brooklyn (light shirt)
is caught by the photographer as he forces Stan
Duch of New Bedford, Conn., to the ropes. De-
Simone kept his man in the vicinity of the ropes
throughout the match, with Duch taking more blows
than he gave. In contrast to the other bouts on
the card, the fighters' footwork was slow and both
men muffed several opportunities to land haymakers.
DeSimone won by decision.

Above: George Rhodes of Philadelphia lands a
right high on the jaw of the Coast Guard's Billy
pendleton, native of Pampas, Texas. Pendleton
took the first round by virtue of some fast foot-
work and several solid blows but tired in the
second and third rounds as Rhodes took command of
the situation and won the bout by a decision.
Rhodes was one of the seven boxers on the eve-
ning's card from the 344th.

Below: Del Monro of Twining, Michigan, (dark
trunks), wards off a blow from ordnance's Charles
Blankenship and lands a left of his own in the
feature bout of the evening. Del's hard rights
won the decision for him and also the field's
welterweight crown. Both meT had previously re-
presented Tyndall in the Gulf Coast Amateur tour-
nament at Pensacola several weeks ago.

Stop Me If You've Heard
This Song Before
Tex O'Rourke, the famous old
promoter, trainer, referee, beak-
breaker and long distance talking
champion, tells this one about the
very first fight he ever had in
his life. Tex was 17 years old at
the time. He stood six feet, two
inches tall and weighed 200
pounds with a salami sandwich
in each hand.
"My opponent looked as big as
a house," recalls Tex, who looks
as big as a barn himself. "All I
could think of was to hit him
first and I inched forward on the
edge of the stool so that I could
spring into instant action. The
bell rang and I was across the
ring in four steps. He had hardly
reached his feet when I let go a
short right which landed solidly
on his jaw and knocked him
clean out of the ring.
"The fight was over, but it
wasn't until later on that I dis-
covered that the clanging of the
bell was not the start of the bout
at all but merely the signal for
the announcer to come through
the ropes to introduce us."

Fritzie Zivic, the dish-nosed old
welterweight who fought most of
his bouts with his thumb in the
other guy's eye, is service-bound.
This is bad news for Tojo because
to an old cauliflower commando
like Fritzie, jiu jitsu holds fewer
terrors than mah jong. The first
Jap who mixes it with Zivic will
get the old elbow, knee and eye-
thumb treatment so fast he'll
think he tackled a giant squid.

Babe Ruth can still cut the old
cake. Celebrating his 50th birth-
day at his home in New York
recently, the great man spaded a
big hunk out of his birthday
cake. Then the cake slipped from
the table and landed, frosty side
down, with a squashy plop on the
Marshall Tito's hard-boiled
Yugoslav Partisans ain't sport
fans. Informed recently that the
collaborationist Croatian football
team was enroute to Zagreb to
play the Hungarian champions,
the Partisans shelled the Zagreb-
Belgrade railway, spreading Axis-
minded football players all over
the landscape.
Here's the newest big league
draft boxscore: Latest major
leaguers classified 1A are Paul
(Dizzy) Trout, who won 20 games
for the Detroit Tigers last year;
Big Bill Lee, former pitching ace
of the Chicago Cubs; Joe Beggs,
Cincinnati relief star, and Pete
Suder, Athletics' infielder.

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