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TYNDALL FIELD. PANAMA DITY FLAa







THE TYNDALL TARGET

"BASIC TRAINING NOTES, or, THE FIRST BIVOUAC IS THE HARDEST"


QUESTION: "WHAT ONE SPOT IN
THIS WORLD DO YOU WANT TO VISIT
MNST WiEN THE WAR IS OVER?"
Interviews and Photos.
By CPL. WALTER G. NBLETT


Sgt. Joseph


was a war. "

Pfc. Arthur W
Ohib:
"Easton, Pe
sylvania, by
means! There'
cute little tr
on the South
that will war
looking into. "


Scotch, Jr., Man-
ville, N.J.:
"Greensbo ro,
N.C., is the spot
for me---to see
someone fo could,
I think, really
help me to forget
that there ever


STinay, Cleveland,


all

rick
Side
-ant


CPl. Perne M. Welling, Vander-
bilt, Pa.:
"There are many
places Id like to
visit after the
war, particularly
Holland, which is,
according to pic-
L tures one of the
most beautiful countries and the
quaintness fascinates me. "

Cpl. Terence Rooney, Columbus,
Ohio:
"I wouldlike to
visit Ireland and
see where my par-
ents were lorn and
reared and to meet
some of my rela-
tions. There are
mmay interesting places here in
the Forty-Eight that are on my
must list too. "

Cpl. Rachel G. Whiting, Santa
Barbara, Calif.:
"After the war,
I would like to
'4 4r vvisit through the
New England states
as they have al-
^ I', ways held a fas-
cination for me.
However, I an sure that no place
but California will ever be my
home."


TARGET CIRCULATION CUT

Target readers are advised
that in the interest of paper
conservation, the number of
Targets printed weekly has
been reduced from 3,000 to
2,000.
This number should adequate-
ly serve the field if those who
do obtain copies will pass them
on to their buddies.

TASMANIA COMBAT MANIA

When a wombat
Goes to combat
The marsupials shed a tear.
For a combat
Just can' tdo that
To a Pacific hemisphere.
-for of Tyndall


Saturday night last my name
appeared on the bulletin board,
and like Abou.Ben Adhem's, it
led all the rest on the list of
men to report for a week of basic
training.
Rumor and counter-rumor flew
all day Sunday, but as I remem-
bered my weeks at Miami Beach
as not exactly a pleasant inter-
lude, it was with considerable
doubt that I marched down to the
Rec Hall on the morning of the
sixth.
Gathered on the porch was the
most mixed group of soldiers ever
assembled since the fall of Troy.
Master sergeants and buck pri-
vates, cooks and .librarians,
career-soldiers and six month
recruits, all looking as confused
as I felt. I asked one intelli-
gent staff sergeant (there are
such things) what he thought it
was all about and he replied
after a long, thoughtful pause,
"I'm damned if I know!" which
left me no wiser than before.
One three striper was loudly
expressing an opinion that it was
like hauling a man out of high
school to go back to finish the
third grade when we were called
to fall In on the Inside. Capt.
Adams gave an introductory ad-
dress explaining that all men
were required to have so many
hours of basic training and on
Tyndall Field, emphasis had been
laid on technical training rather
than on the basic school of the
soldier. Some men had missed
some phase of basic training, and
others had missed other phases
and rather than try to give each
man the exact training he had
failed to receive, a complete



i0 VI E S

POST
Saturday. 'NINE GIRLS,' Ann Hard-
ing, Jeff Donnell.
Sun., Mon., '7.E UNINVITED,' Ray
Milland, Ruth Hussey.
Tuesday, 'ROSIE THE RIVETER,
Frank Albertson, Jane Frazee.
Wed., Thurs., 'SEE HERE PRIVATE
HARGROVE, Robert Walker.
Friday, 'CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK,'
Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan.

RI TZ
Sun., Mon., 'WHAT A WOMAN,' Brian
Aherne, Rosalind Russell.
Tuesday, 'HENRY ALDRICH, BOY
SCOUT,' Jimmy Lyddon.
Wed. thru Fri., 'DESTINATION,
TOKYO,' Cary Grant.
Saturday, 'OVERLAND MAIL ROB-
BERY,' Wild Bill Elliott.
Late Show Saturday, 'MYSTERY OF
WHE 13WT GUEST,' Dick Purcell.

PANANA
Sun., Mon., 'WHITE CARGO,' Hedy
Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon.
Tuesday, 'CAIRO,' Robert Young.
Wed., Thurs., 'CONSTANT NYMH,'
Joan Fontaine, Charles Boyer.
Fri., Sat., 'DEATH VALLEY RANG-
ERS,' Ken Maynard.

BAY
Sunday, 'NEARLY EIGHTEEN,' Gale-
Storm.
Mon., Tues., 'BLUES IN 7HE NIGHT,'
Priscilla Lane, Richard Whorf.
Wed., Thurs., 'NAVY BLUES,' Ann
Sheridan, Jack Oakie.
Fri., Sat., 'RIDING THROUGH NEV-
ADA,' Charles Starrett. 'CLANCY
STREET BOYS,' The East Side Kids.


refresher on all phases of train-
ing would be given to all men.
The review started, and old
familiar faces once again appear-
ed on the screen in training
films. The great difference in
taking this basic training course
was when Capt. Adams addressed us
as "Gentlemen" and asked us not
to smoke inside the Rec Hall dur-
ing classes. In earlier training
days a Pfc. would not let us
breathe without his express per-
mission.
Drill, good old close order
drill, was enjoyed early Monday
afternoon. Rank meant nothing.
We were lined up according to
size and the maneuvers began.
What ensued was in my opinion the
,worst exhibition ever seen in the
entire Southeast command, but I
was given to understand later that
there was a difference of opinion
on the matter and that perhaps
I was too busy concentrating on
my own pedants. However, the
number of interpretations placed
on various commands was wonderful
to watch as most of the maneuvers
were accomplished amid a shower
of advice, criticism and general
reproach.
One, of the most difficult as-
signments in the Army is the task
of keeping the interest of a GI
audience during a lecture. But
this was rule rather than the ex-
ception during our lecture ses-
sions. Capt. Powers of the Post
Legal Office, in particular, held
his audience practically spell-
bound while he gave forth on the
subject, "You Can't Beat The
Law. Also high on the "Crossley"
rating was Lt. Behl of the Post
Intelligence Office who sold us
on keeping our mouth shut about
,things we had no business opening


them for.
Today, Wednesday, we had lec-
tures and field demonstrations on
chemical warfare under the guid-
ance of Capt. White. Tonight we
draw packs, field packs, and may
the Lord Have Mercy.

OUR FRONT COVER
/*- / li


Our front cover this week
has caught the rescue crew
of a crash boat in the act of
hoisting a wounded man'
aboard, during one of the
'crash alarms' which feature:
the training in rescue work.
Plying their craft in local
and adjacent waters, the sea-
going soldiers of the 6th AAF
Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron
have fished more than one luck-
less airman out of the briny
deep since their activation,
once going clear to Apalach-
.icola to effect a rescue.
Locale of the picture is the
Gulf of Mexico, a few hundred
yards offshore one of Tyn-
dall's dotting beaches.


SATURDAY .. SUNDAY .. AND ALWAYS


Delicious little Miss Waldo is the leading lady of CBS's
"Corliss Archer" aired Saturday evenings, 5:00 to 5:30 P.M.
EWT. In her role as a 'teen-age sub-deb, damask-skinned
Janet gads about in shimmering silks 'just a sweet talking '
As if some things don't speak for themselves.


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Marc 11, I r age 3


T/F'S GLOVERS TO MEET

MAXWELL FIELD'S BEST;

BOXERS LEAVE TODAY

Cocio, Golden Gloves
Champ To Pace Team

A seven man Tyndall Field box-
ing team will leave today or
tomorrow for fights against the
best Maxwell Field can offer in
bouts at the Alabama field Wed-
nesday night, Lt. John R. Gueder,
physical director in charge of
boxing has announced.
In announcing the Tyndall tean's
schedule with Maxwell, Lt. Gueder
said regularly scheduled weekly
bouts slated at the Post Gym
Tuesday night have been can-
celled.
The battlers who will make the
trip as selected by Lt. Gueder
and Sgt. Melvin Altis will con-
si'st of Sgt. Manuel Cocio, 167
pound light heavyweight Golden
Gloves champion; S/Sgt. Delmar
Munro, 140; Pvt. Leo Malachowsky,
116; Pfc. Albert Leonard, 125
Pvt. Charles Blankenship, 147;
Pvt. George lodes, 100 and Pvt.
Antio Lopez, 17V
The team will be accompanied
by Lt. Gueder and Sgt. Altis,
according to present plans.


TWO ALERT COLORED MP'S

COMMENDED BY THEIR CO

Two members of Tyndall Field' s
colored Military Police have been
commended by Major F.M. Fleming,
commanding officer of the 30th
Aviation Squadron of which they
are members.
The two MP' s are Cpl. William
Harding, Jr., and Pfc. Levi M.
Chapman. They were commended for
apprehending a colored soldier
who had deserted his outfit in
California more than a month ago.
Working on their own initiative,
the two soldiers uncovered the
fugitive' s hiding place in Panana
City and arrested him. He is be-
ing held in the Tyndall Field
guardhouse.


EX-GI'S WITH CDD'S

MAY BE RECALLED

The Army and Navy Journal has
indicated the possibility of
certain discharged men being
called back into the service.
These are men who were discharged
from the Army a few months ago
under W.D. Circular 81.6
Among those discharged last
fall under this circular, the
Journal said, were many men who
could still perform certain
military duties. Their recall
would facilitate the release of
that many more qualified soldiers
for combat duty. No definite
report was offered as to when
or how such re-induction would
take place.
The article in which this ap-
peared stated that a five-man
medical board had been appointed
to study the advisibility of
lowering induction physical
standards as a means of helping
to meet the growing need for
more men.
Approximately 75,000 men were
being mustered out each month
when discharges hit their peak
last November, according to the
Journal, but that figure has been
decreasing. Further discreases
could be effected through the
tightening up of discharge regu-
lations, medical men feel.


"...ABOVE AND BEYOND

THE CALL OF DUTY"


Faith and confidence in the
durability of GI equipment far
above and beyond the call of duty
was thrillingly displayed by pvt.
Lee Fitzpatrick at the Post Gym
last Tuesday night. Fitzpatrick,
who is a die maker by trade,
hails from Chicago where, when
not making dies, he picked up
more than pocket money performing
his acrobatic specialties in
night clubs and at various social
gatherings.
On Tuesday night, between the
halves of the Tornado and Mari-
anna basketball game, Lee gave
the several hundred fans a few
uneasy moments as he balanced
himself precariously on several
tiers of GI chairs, with his feet
in the air, to entertain the
folks.
Fitzpatrick is a gunnery stu-
dent assigned to Squadron 8, and
his ability at precision balanc-
ing should come in mighty handy
when he gets to the combat zones.



BASKETBALL
RESULTS and STANDINGS
Through Wednesday
i


INTER-SQUAD. BASKETBALL
STANDINGS
Won
g th.................. 8
350th ................ 6
Ordnance............... 5
40th........ ......... 5
348th................. 5
932nd................. 4
Finance............... 4
Medics. ............... 4
349th................. 3
344th................. 2
Instructors........... 2
Quartermaster......... 0
446th................. 0


LEAGUE

Lost
0
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
4
5
5
6
7
a


LEADING SCORERS
Coon, 344th...................99
D. Knepper, Ordnance.......... 86
Kooy, 932nd ...................86
Hunt, 348th ................... S0
Friedman, 40th................75
Ravenscroft 69th........... 74
Stevens,.2F5lh................. 72
Moore, Finance.................62
Ross, 349th............. ...... 61
S. Knepper, or.dnnce..,. ...61
>!= = i


STUDENT LEAGUE
STANDINGS
Won
Squadron B............ 4
Squadron E........... 3
Squadron A........... 2
Squadron C............ 2
Squadron D............ 0
*
OFFICERS LEAGUE
STANDINGS
Won
P.T. ................. 5
Group I.. ........... 4
Dept. of Trng. Sqdns. 4
Dept. of Trng. Techs. 3
Group II............. 1
Admin................ .


Lost
O
2
2
3
4


Lost
1
2
2
3
5
B


(Continued on Page 10)


'STEP LIVELY' USO CAMP WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK


SHOW HERE SATURDAY

"Step Lively, one of the
newest and livliest of the USO-
Canp Shows, is scheduled at the
Post Theater Saturday, March 18,
it was announced this week.
"Step Lively" offers rare
comedy, precision and personality
in dances and new and lively
tunes warbled by stunning look-
ers. Every act is a novelty of
its kind and a flash act is in-
cluded in the smart arrangement
of the program.
The cast of the show includes
such performers as Jane Mathews
in Speed in Ballet Tap; Three
Rays, All-girl comedy acrobats;
Sam Hearn, Famous character
comedian; Lane and Harper, Song
and comedy crossfire; The Blair
Sisters, Attractive singing trio;
Don Renato, Guitar virtuoso;
Milton Sherman, Pianist and musi-
cal conductor and Stan Kavanaugh,
comedy juggler. Joe Lane is
master of ceremonies.


'LAST SEEN ON BIVOUAC'
A Taxing Tale

Disturbing tales are coming
out of the woods. Men going in-
to them are seen no more. What
strange things reside in the
forest fastness of Tyndall that
will cause Courts-Martial fearing
G.I.'s to abandon a beloved
bivouac and disappear?
More mystifying than the famous
Mullins case which it has already
pushed off the front pages is the
case of the 'twelve who vanished
on bivouac.' Because of the
great secrecy which attends all
movements of troops in the field
we are not permitted to reveal
the names, grades, (expected
ranks) and serial numbers of the
missing men. These must remain
a secret pending the arrival of
the new ARs.
Men coming off bivouac have
volunteered to tell all they know
but here again ARs intervene and
we are compelled to turn them
away. On the "Target" we have
our own theory--but do not ask of
course that you subscribe to it.
In Cuba and the Philippine Is-
lands, during and before the
Spanish-American war, the Spanish
authorities decreed that all
dwellers in the country must move
within the city limits. The
order was obviously designed to
extend their authority and to
perml-t the easier collection of
taxes. The native who obeyed
the mandate, became literally, a
reconcentrated person, and there-
after was called a "reconcen-
trado."
But Spanish rule was harsh and
there were many who rebelled
against it. Preferring a her-
mit's existence to the privileges
of living in cities under Spanish
sway, they fled to the woods and
stayed there. "Remontados, the
authorities called them--natives
who live in the woods to avoid
taxes.
The deadline for the filing of
income taxes is only a few days
away, Wednesday March 15,--all
returns must be in by then.
Everyone knew that, including the
dozen who faded on bivouac.
Deep in the woods they are hid-
ing, these renegade, tax-avoiding
rne o tados, and there they will
say/until the dawn of March 16,
when they will freely emerge and
rejoin their squadrons. And you
can bet your last taxable dollar
on that!


SUNDAY
12:30 P.M.--Record Concert, Post
Theater.
MONDAY
12:30 P.M.--A&R Representative
Meeting., Athletic Office.
7 P.M.--Movies,Station Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
TUESDAY
7 P.M.--Special Entertainment
at Station Hospital.
8 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO, WDLP.
8 P.M.--Movies, ColoredRec Hall.
WEDNESDAY
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 Rall,
Permanent Party Only.
THURSDAY
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.
FRIDAY
7:30 P.M.-SIOA Club (EM's Wives)
Special Service Office.
7:30 P.M.--Boxing, Receiving Sq.
8 P.M. --Movies Colored Rec Hall.
SA TURDA Y
7:00 & 8:30 P.M.--'STFE LIVELY,'
USO Camp Show at post Theater.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.

T/F RADIO PROGRAMS
(Over Station WDLP)
SUNDAY
4:45 P.M.--3Oth Aviation Glee
Club.
MONDAY
9:45 A.M.--Air Wacs on the Air.
TUESDAY
8:00 P.M.--USO Dance Broadcast
(Band).
WEDNESDAY
8:35 P.M.--Tyndall Field Radio
Playhouse.
THURSDAY
3:30 P.M.--Band Concert.
8:30 P.M.--Rqc Hall Tonight.
FRIDAY
3:15 P.M.--Army Sports Headlines.
8:15 P.M.--Air Wacs on the Air.
SATURDAY
6:45 P.M. -.Twilight Moods.


ARMY TO CURTAIL

ASTP PROGRAM

The Army has announced plans
to eliminate most of its special-
ized military training program
in colleges, affecting some
110,000 troops who will be trans-
ferred from college campuses to
combat fields, according to the
War Department.
Except f r advanced courses
in medicine, dentistry and en-
gineering, the entire ASIP will
be eliminated. The decision was
reached because the Army is
200,000 men short of its goal.
The high command wanted 7,700,000
men in uniform by the end of
1943 ... It got 7,500,000.
The program was organized by
the Army December 17, 1942.
It is planned to remove 110,000
men from colleges before April 1,
and reassign them to combat ser-
vice, leaving 35,000 students.
The latter figure includes 5,000
pre-induction students. The
sevente.en-year-olds will not be
affected.
Increased tempo of offensive
operations and mounting casual-
ties figured in the decision,
too, the Army said. Immediate
field replacements are needed,
especially the type of personnel
in the college training program
This group of 110,000, the an-
nouncement said, has enough
training now to qualify fbr non-
commissioned and technical as-
signments, particularly in the
infantry.


TUP TVMnATT MAD U


March 11, 1944








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Tyndall A Target
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OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD,
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA.
Copy Prepared Under Supervision of Public Relations Officer.
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.


WHEN THE STRONG HAVE FAILED


Euthanasia is from the
Greek, and means a painless,
peaceful death. Since only
the gods were immortal, the
ancient Hellenes wished merely
for a tranquil passage into
the regions that lay beyond
death. In our times Euthan-
asia has received liberal
treatment and the 'painless,
peaceful death' has graduated
into mercy killing.
Having invested his super-
man with the heroic propor-
tions of Siegfried, Hitler
then looked about him and be-
held the miserables of the
nation. The plight of this
ill- formed legion, composed
of the mentally sick and the
hopelessly invalid, tormented
the gentle nature of its mas-
ter and posed a visible threat
to his myth of invincibility.
Sterilization quickly became
the order of the day and
thousands of the Third Reich's
citizens were scientifically
devitalized. The more ad-
vanced cases were treated with
greater tenderness. To these
poor souls was made available
a positive cure euthanasia.
A genial Nazi surgeon laugh-
ingly called it 'the idiot's
delight.'
Now was the birthright of
future generations secured.
Hereon would be born only men
like gods. Born automatically
into a super-state and having
for their god-father, National
Socialisn.
Madly the car of the in-
fatuated Juggernaut rolled on,


grinding the inferior races
under its wheels-. The in-
vincibles were being groomed
for their roles as masters of
the universe and this was
their dress rehearsal.
Across the domes of Moscow,
a winter's sun was already
lengthening the dark shadow of
the conqueror. But the fight
for Russia had just begun,
now the Bear was turning on
his hunters and the raking
claws bit deep. And under
the deep snows was accumulat-
ing the frozen forms of the
Siegfrieds in their white
Valhalla.
Super-men they were called
and yet they failed. Iron-
ically, it is now given to
the malformed and the physi-
cally deficient to fill the
open places in their ranks.
No longer is backwardness or
stunted strength a deferment
for the German male. The
Master Aryan has ordered the
reduction of physical stand-
ards for the German army to
admit certain cripples, and
'hunchbacks, as well as
'clubfoots,' henceforth are
eligible.
As his desperation grows,
Hitler will, in reviewing the
impotency 'of his valiants,
recall those miserables who
passed under the surgeon's
knife or fell before the kind-
ly gas of euthanasia. Then,
he will wish for one mote of
all their feeble powers to
sustain him in a bleaker hour.


DO SERVICEMEN
Perhaps the question should
be, "Is swearing necessary for
the making of men?" A recent
issue of "Fortune" Magazine had
a success story of an industrial-
ist who had been catapulted into
prominence by war industry. The
biographer described him as one
who "swears beautifully and
easily" and addresses all, cul-
tured alike who get in his way
with an epithet.
Now, it may appear prudish,
maybe even unpatriotic, to say
that being "profane and oppor-
tunistic" just does not indicate
real manliness. But it is time
for all who believe that refined
ideals still characterize a
gentleman to assert that the
"male animal" is least manlike
as a human volcano belching forth
a stream of foul-sounding oaths.
There is nothing in the notion
that swearing makes "he-men."
Our boys with the armed forces
meet profanity everywhere, and
many come to believe that learn-
ing it is a part of the training
routine. The swearing sergeant
used to be associated with the
obstinate Missouri mule. Now-
adays some who lecture on army
techniques to our youth use
language that belongs to the
stable.
Swearing, its proponents often
claim, furnishes the necessary
condiment for the speech. It is
to oral or written language what
mustard is to the hot dog. Now,
many of us have a sincere regard
for the lowly weiner, yet when
the soldiers were asked to name
their favorite meat it was choice
Western steak. And a good steak
does not demand mustard. Solid
speech, likewise, is possible
and can stand on its own weight
without common embellishments.
Swearing denotes weakness of
vocabulary and sterility of
thought. A "cuss word" is a


HAVE TO SWEAR?
mighty poor substitute for an
idea.
The use of profanity does not
end merely in the blighting of
language.. it goes deeper and
dulls the edge of moral life.
In arresting its spread Christian
men may well reaffirm their own
conviction that the third com-
mandment, "Thou shalt not take
the name of the Lord thy God in
vain," has not been set aside.
Silence on the subject may lead
some to believe that the new
ethical code does not forbid
profanity.
It cannot be said too em-
phatically that a cultured
Christian society will not be
ushered in by profanity or its
weaker brother, the quoted o0
second-handed brand of swear-
ing. Wit, to be spicy, does not
demand doses of profane vitriol,
and pungent emphasis is possible
without irreverence. The manly
man gets along without swearing!
--The Link

--- Cliapel Servyicts ti-^
PROTESTANT
Sunday
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.
Tuesday
Fellowship Meeting......7:30 P.M.
Wednesday
Choir Rehearsal..........7:30 P.M.
CATHOLIC
Sunday
Mass, Post Chapel..........8 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater......... 10 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel......11: 15 A.M
Daily
Mass....................5:30 A.M
Saturday
Confessions...............7 P.M.
(and any time chaplain is in his
office.)
JEWISH
Friday
Worship Service......... 7:30 P.M.


ONE MAN'S OPINION

What's Yours?


Dear Ed:
I wonder if you have heard as
many GI's as I have say, "There's
nothing to do on this field but
go to a show and what a line you
have to sweat out. Now, as we
all know, there wouldn't be any
horse races if we didn' t have
some difference of opinions, but
I believe if everyone knew how
niany games, etc., there were to
see and participate in at all
times at the new Post Gym, more
of us would be taking advantage
of same.
Did you know there was a bad-
minton court, a volley ball court
upstairs that could be used any
time, as well as all types of'
boxing ecqipi;ent?
.Aso a four wall h adball court
with all ernuipment?
Anl you illi.Ot come down anr! see
yo'lr squadron basketball team


play. They are playing a good
brand of basketball these days,
and I find that it increases our
ow nmorale sometimes to know that
we as individuals are backing our
squadron. St. G. M.


Gen. Chennault Sees
Japs Licked From Air
China (CNS)-Maj. Gen. Claire
L. Chennault believes that the
Allies can destroy Japan from the
air with only one-tenth of the
air force now being used to wreak
havoc on Nazi Germany.
According to a United Press dis-
patch, the commander of the U. S.
14th Air Force is convinced that
if he can knock out the enemy
shipping lanes in the South China
Sea and Yangtse River and the
railroads in northern China. Ja-
pan's industry and her army will
collapse "easily."


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March 11, 1944 THE TYNDALL TARGET


As I P.f.c.


IT

NOW AND FOREVER
A fighter and bomber base at
old Cognac, in southwestern
France, was bombed with good
results early this week by Liber-
ators or the Eighth Air Force.
Nestling amid the vineyards of
the Charente, Cognac is world
famous for its fine grape brandy,
and, with the way the war is go-
ing, any Luftwaffe brave would
give his right arm for three
stiff fingers of the stuff.
Obviously, the Cognac based
Jerries are downing it straight--
for no chasers left the ground
to mix with the attacking Liber-
ators who were literally pouring
it on.


Now that the first Ukrainian
army has cut the double-tracked
Odessa-Lwow (pronounced love)
railway at the town of Volochisk,
routing 12 Nazi divisions in do-
ing it, the Nazis must hereafter
depend upon dirt roads and branch
railways to move vital supplies
to their troops in southern
Russia. Of course the asylum of
Rumania is still open to them,
but with the Reds poised 60 miles
from the Polish-Rumanian frontier
and gaining fast--Rumania may
turn out to be the doorway to
delirium. The sun of the little
satellite is setting fast and the
unattractive force of the first
Ukrainian army is largely in-
fluencing its decline.


Dismounted American cavalrymen
are now rounding up the strays on
Los Negros Island in the Admiral-
ty Group. Up to this point, more
than 3,000 Japs have been killed
or wounded by our horsemen on
foot in the fierce fighting for
possession of Momote airdrome.
It is an odd war that finds horse
troops storming an air strip on
foot, yet all it indicates is
that the U.S. CavaLry is equally
conversant with the Infantry
phase of modern warfare and does
not need its spurs to rowel an
enemy flank. The Japs on Los
Negros, as elsewhere, mlow we are
in the saddle and may therefore
be expected to do a fancy bit of
galloping before they are finally
caught up with and stabled.

Although the Nazi-controlled
Rome radio has broadcast flat
denials, reports seeping through
to the Swiss frontier hinted this
week that an estimated 3,000,000
to 6,000,000 workers were on
strike in northern Italy. A few
weeks of this, and the Nazis will
be able to wind up the business
of their industrial and economic
organization in Hun-held Italy
and sail for home on the Grip-
sholm. Among the dire promises
held out to the strikers, is the
threat of deportation to Poland.
Apparen tly--only the Russians
strike in Poland.
-ETM


Pacific GIs Buy
Steaks for Two Bits
Sydney, Australia (CNS) -
Servicemen in some parts of the
Southwest Pacific can buy a steak
dinner with two vegetables, des-
sert and coffee for 25 cents, thanks
to the Red Cross, which fixes
prices in American clubs and rest
rooms on the basis of cost.


All wolves, including those
in dog tags, are to be regarded
as belonging to the genus Canis.
In appearance they are not un-
like the malemute (eskimo dog),
the .wolf in dog tags being the
lone exception.
The young are born in the
Spring of the year, when the male
wolf's fancy lightly turns to
acts of love, and the litter
usually ranges from 6 to 10. All
wolf cubs are cunning and as they
grow older their cunning in-
creases.
More wolves abound in North
America than in any of the other
continents with the possible ex-
ception of Europe where there are
millions of GIs in training.
Freakishly, the wolf has been
again introduced into countries
where it has been extinct for
more than a hundred years, e.g.,
the United Kingdom. (Note:
Wolves became extinct in England
in Henry VII's reign; in Scotland
in 1742, and in England in 1770.)
Environmental factors largely
determine the wolf's social be-
havior and accordingly its habits
and habitat invite closer study.
Consider the Canis accident-
alis, or timber wolf, habitat -
North America, commonly called
the wolf at the door. Aeons
ago the timber wolf roamed the
barren regions of the Arctic
Circle apparently content with
quarrying an occasional Eskimo
papoose or a soft young squaw.
Then came the first of the mis-
sionaries, zealots, who feared
neither man nor beast and the
timber wolf saw that the only
escape from the avalanche of
words lay in flight.
One winter's night, led by Gray
Oak, their leader, the shivering
timbers padded softly from the
land of frozen tundras. The
exodus was well timed and by
morning they were far on their
way.
Centuries of wandering followed
until in 1607, when some of the
horde settled in what is now
called New York. The passing
years wrought great changes in
the makeup of the accidentalis
and the Selective Service Act
extended his social horizons to
agreeable proportions.
In September, 1941, along with
many of his cousins, the Florida
black wolf, (Canis ater), the
Texas red wolf, (Canis rufus),
the dusky wolf, (Canis nubilus),
of the western plains, and the
ever-present coyotes, the ac-
cldentalis was declared GI timber
and left on the 27th for Tyndall
Field.
The ostensible design was to
train the accidentalis to combat
the encroaching menace of the
hordes of Japanese wolves, (Canis
hodaphylex), a smaller breed of
wolf, who had left their native
habitat and were seeking to ex-
tend their co-prosperity sphere
of deviltries. unfortunately, on
June 16, 1943, the forerunners of
the 785th Wac Detachment arrived
at Tyndall and much of the orig-
inal plan was lost in the dainty
shuffling of their feet.
Wolf's-bane of the older ac-
cidentalls were the young and
devil-may-care student gunners
who sat in far off corners with
the Wacs and spoke feelingly of
ball turrets, while their trig-
ger-arms worked their way expert-
ly about the Cal. 26 waists. But
the cunning accidentalis soon
learned to sweat out their de-


partures, which were weekly and
regular, and nourished on their
shipping orders.
The timber's easy method of
approach availed him much and
the Mephitis mephiticas (1) from
the Hollow would gnash their ol-
factories furiously as the tim-
bers trotted off with the scented
ones.
But there is one type of Wac a
timber shies away from. The Wac
who has learned to say "No! to
everything the accidentalis pro-
poses. Constant negation has
achieved for this type a state
of mineral hardness known as
"wolframite." on her, blandish-
ments are lost, for she alone of
all the Wacs knows that butter
will normally melt in a wolf's
mouth -- but only when its body
heat has been raised. Weather-
wise, she is aware that a wolf
operates best against a back-
ground of snow and takes care to
keep in the sun.
Fortunately for all, the de-
fense mechanism of this restrain-
ed minority is not without its
tiny Achilles heel. For wolf-
ramite, despite its hardness,can
no more resist the ardent glance
of the accidentalis than can its
chief element tungsten which
fuses at 2974 Deg. Centigrade.
Unlike most of the Carnivora
(2) the accidentalis does not
rely solely on its senses. Rare-
ly will it follow the blind
leadership of instinct to the
complete exclusion of preliminary
investigation. An experimental
flurry always precedes the drifts,
for experience has taught the ac-
cldentalis that not all subjects
look lovely in the snow.
And do not suppose, kind reader,
that the accldentalis is unmind-
ful of the envy existing in cer-
tain quarters. His keen ears
have long ago caught the horrible
little sounds of the swishing
tongues. It is to his credit
that he still howls warmly at
Canis ater and Canis rufus, his
Florida and Texas cousins, when
he lopes by on his way to town.
These are the wolves that are,
every howling one of them. Of
the wolves that were, there
exists, if you still believe in
them, but one -- the werewolf
Dracula, last of the lycan-
thropes (3).
FOOTIOTES:
1. The common skunk (Mephitis
mephitica) ranges from Hudson
Bay to Guatemala.
2. Carnivora: An order, sub
order, or family of mammals that
feed on flesh.
3. Lycanthrope: The legendary
werewolf.

'Dead' Sailor Cancels
Name on Memorial List
Seattle (CNS)-"Dead" Water-
tender Theodore Kelly painted
out his name on a list of casual-
ties on a memorial pylon. His
name had been among "those
honored dead" for more than a
year since he had been reported
among the Pearl Harbor victims.
His wife helped hold the ladder
while Kelly clambered up with
a brush and white paint.
He chuckled when a shipmate
had first told him of the memo-
rial several months ago on duty
in the South Pacific.
Mirth was lacking when he
viewed it for the first time. "It
gives me a funny sort of feeling
that I can't explain," he re-
marked.


'1 By
KATE SMITH


WHAT'S NEW: Down Hawaii way,
Bugler Nick Masucci solved the
reveille situation by sawing a
hole through the wall of his
bunk and blaring fbrth as he lay
comfortably tucked in bed. C.O.
check-up soon changed Masucci' s
tune... In the Krivoi Rog area,
a Red Army Intelligence Officer
queried a captured German sol-
dier with "Where is your divi-
sion?" The reply was, "I an it.
*
Pretty 21-year-old Josephine
Lee of Hollywood introduced a new
speeding excuse to the record
when she explained to the judge,
"I had to drive fast to keep
sailors from climbing onto my
car." She paid $30 fine anyway
...The War Dept. announced the
development of a grenade-size
explosive weapon powerful enough
to cripple the enemy's big tanks.

On Washington' s Birthday, a
German fighter pilot attacked a
Liberator bomber whose tail gun-
ner's name was Lincoln Abrahan.
'Twas a very short American his-
tory lesson fbr the German.
*
New York City Policemen opened
their favorite magazine, "Spring
3-3100, in dazed wonderment as
they spied a new page entitled,
"Strictly for the Girls., There
are now-237 women in the depart-
ment...Returning London corres-
pondents claim they feel much
safer in their slit trenches than
in the big city...St. Johns Uni-
versity, which won the city
basketball championship by de-
feating N.Y.U., has accepted an
invitation to compete in the
National Basketball Tournament
at Madison Square Garden.
*
The kids back home have an
interest in the war too, and
they' re contributing their ef-
forts in the best way they know
how. Ten-year-old Ahderson Gil-
lian, of Cleveland, worried about
the efficiency of our submarines
and light armament, decided he
would design a super-submarine
which would aid our Navy. After
his design was completed, he ar-
ranged an appointment with Capt.
Ralph T. Hanson, Navy Supervisor,
to review his plans. Though the
Captain was a very busy man, he
listened to the youngster at-
tentively. When the design was
unrolled, however, he swallowed
hard. Then he asked a very seri-
ous question: Wouldn't the water
rush in and sink the sub when
the patent escape hatch on the
bottom was opened? The youngster
agreed that the escape hatch
would have to be discarded. They
discussed other items in the de-
sign, too, and then they parted.
The lad went back to his school-
books, happy in the knowledge
that he had done his best to make
a contribution towards winning
the war, and the Captain, secure
In the fact that with lads of
Andy' s calibre pushing ahead all
the time, Victory would be ours
shortly.


SWolves In Dog Tags

A HOWLING TALE
By TOM OF TYNDALL


March 11, 1944


THE TYNDALL TARGET







Page 6 THE TYNDAI~L TARGET


The-map opposite this page
will help you to get a clearer
picture of the Allied aerial
offensive against Germany.
The arrows indicate major
British and American air at-
tacks in a single three-day
period -- Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday of last week.
Note that the raids are
bunched into three general
groups: one in the Berlin
area, one in northwestern
France, and one on the "Rivi-
era" the Mediterranean sea-
coast of France and Italy.
They are not haphazard they
are part of a plan.
Note also that each of the
three large groups of raids
had a separate military pur-
pose. The raids on Berlin
were directed at major "stra-
tegic" targets -- heavy in-
dustries and ball-bearing fac-
tories. The raids on France
were directed primarily at
"tactical" targets enemy
communications leading to the
"invasion coast. And the
raids on the Riviera were de-
signed to cripple Axis naval
operations and merchant ship-
ping in the Mediterranean.
Finally, remember that all
these raids took place within
a period of 72 hours. Multi-
ply that by 10, by 100, by
200, and you will begin to see
what our bombers are doing to
Hitler's Europe.




The Russians opened up still
another offensive last week.
For months the Red Army has
held a wide "salient," or
wedge, beyond the Soviet bor-
der in the territory of pre-
war Poland. Below this sali-
ent, the battle-line runs
southeastward for over 400
miles, to the west bank of the
lower Thepr River. It is here,
in the Ukraine that the Ger-
mans still penetrate deepest
into Russian territory.
Last week the First Ukrain-
ian Army, led by Marshal Greg-
ory Zhukov, broke through the
Nazi lines on the southern
side of the Polish salient and
pushed southward for 60 miles.
According to the Soviet High
Command, they have reached the


railroad line running from
Lwow in Poland to Odessa on
the Black Sea coast of the
Ukraine. And that is the all-
important point; because the
Lwow-Odessa railroad is one of
the major rail lines supplying
the German forces in the
Ukraine. Zhukov's attack,
therefore, is designed to cut
the communications of these
Nazi forces, in preparation
fbr a great offensive to sweep
them out of the Ukraine and
back to the border of Iknania.
At week's end, Zhukov's
forces were only about 50
miles from the Runanian border
themselves. German resistance
was stiffening, and the heavy
spring thaws of southern Rus-
sia were making the going
tough. But the initial ob-
jective had been reached; and
in due time the Wehrrnacht
will be blown out of southern
Russia like dust before a ris-
ing storm.




After four weeks of spec-
tacular naval exploits, the
Army last week had its inning
in the Pacific battle zone.
Los Negros Island in the Ad-
miralty group, 400 miles north-
west of Rabaul, was cleared of
Japanese forces. And on New
Britain, where the Marines and
the U.S. 6th Army have for
months held a precarious foot-
hold on the island's western
tip, two new attacks were mak-
ing steady progress.
One of these attacks was
taking place on the southern
shore of the island. Here the
U.S. forces at Arawe Point
had driven 25 miles eastward
along the coast. They are now
about 50 miles from Gasmata,
which (next to Rabaul) is the
most important Japanese baseon
New Britain.
Meanwhile, on the northern
coast of the island, American
marines had landed at Talasea
on the Willaumez Peninsula,
125 miles east of their base
at Cape Gloucester. At the
beginning of the attack, re-
sistance was "light," but it
is now reported to be stiffen-
ing.
If these new gains can be


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and Australia, are the first Jap possessions to be occupied by U. S. troops in this war. Pacific trade and war
prizes for more than 50 years, the Marshalls provide another stepping-stone along the rocky, reefy
road to Tokyo. Principal atoll in the group is Jaluit, peacetime headquarters of the Marshalls and center of
Jap strength. Jaluit is clearly defined on the map, as are the other main land spots, Kwajalein, Eniwetok
and Wotie, whose combined pre-war population was nearly 10,000,- including about 500 Japanese.


consolidated, American forces
will hold nearly the entire
western half of New Britain.
But Rabaul is still over 200
miles away, and in between
lies some of the roughest ter-
rain in the world. Undoubted-
ly, other landings will be
made even nearer to this vital
base. Meanwhile, our air
forces are pounding Rabaul in-
to uselessness. The Japanese
have already withdrawn almost
all of its air protection, and
its harbor is often empty of
shipping. But it must be tak-
en so the job goes on.

*

In Italy, fighting was on a
relatively small scale last
week -- thanks to terrible
weather, which turned battle-
fields into muddy swamps and
often made air operations im-
possible.
Three times now the Nazis
have launched huge offensives
against the Allied lines on
the Rome beach-head. Three
times they have been thrown
back with heavy casualties.
Now they appear to be prepar-
ing a fourth "all-out" as-
sault. But the Allies are
confident that, like its pre-
decessors, it will be re-
pulsed. Some day it will be
our turn to attack.




The big news of the week in
the air was the appearance of


American bombers over Berlin,
for the first time since the
war began. And they weren't
just paying a social call.
Three times in four days,
powerful formations of U.S.
Flying Fortresses, escorted
all the way by swift P-51's,
gave Berlin "the works. More-
over, all three attacks were
made in broad daylight, with
precision bombardment tactics.
To Berliners, wo have trembled
for months under the night
"saturation" attacks of the
RAF, this was perhaps the most
terrifying fact of all. For
now they will never be safe -
day or night -- until the hour
of Hitler's final doom.












If it is necessary to cut a wire
to get through an entanglement,
grasp the wire close to a post and
cut between your hand and the
post. This will muffle the sound
and keep the loose end in your
grasp.


When a flare is dropped during
a night attack, stop where you
are and remain motionless until
it has burned out.


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EFTC'S INSIGNIA HAS

COLORFUL ORIGIN

AND STORY

The insignia
of the Eastern
Flying Train-
ing Command is
familiar to ev-
ery enlisted
man and offi-
cer who wears
the Air Fbrces
uniform of his
rank. But few
of them under-
s tad the de-
velopment and
oarc 00 story behind
0& our insignia
The blue shield represents the
sky throughout which the activi-
ties of the training command take
place. The clenched fist in the
armour represents the defensive
action. The fist is emanating
from the Southeast part of the
shield to represent the Southeast
Air Corps Training Center.
While the Southeastern Training
Center is located in the south-
eastern part of the United States,
the area appropriately charged to
this Training Center extends
eastward from the ninety-second
meridian to the Atlantic coast-
line. It is located in the
Southeast to take advantage of
better weather conditions than
exist further north. The seven
bolts of lightning represent the
seven phases of instruction which
together prepare trainees for
aerial combat. They are:
1. College Training.
2. Pre-Flight Schools.
3. Primary Schools.
4. Basic Schools.
5. Advanced Schools.
6. Transition Training.
7. Gunnery Schools.
The crest, demi-griffin wings
displayed gules beaked or sym-
bolic beast of the East of un-
assailable spirit and enl ighten-
ment is believed representative
of the objective established by
higher authority for this activ-
ity, i.e., watchfulness, courage,
perserverence, and rapidity of
execution. Old heralds gravely
relate of this creature that when
he attains his full growth he
will never be taken. Rather than
yield himself to his enemy he
exposes himself to the worst of
dangers and as such he is con-
sidered representative of the
growth of the fledgling pilots
who begin their flying training
in the Primary Schools and pro-
ceed by intermediate steps to
their full stature upon being
awarded the pilot's badge upon
graduation from the Advanced
School s.

--Medicwoes-
Medic Proudly Wears

Good Conduct Medal
They may take his most valuable
possessions or strip him of all
he owns, yet proudly displayed on
the broad chest of one of Panama
City's favorites is the "Good
Conduct" ribbon that was awarded
him some time ago. It's good to
know that they may take his all-
but not his sense of hanor.
We wondered why Lt. Bell was
so insistent that her nane be in-
scribed on her front door. Ihen
asked if we might include her
phone number--she quickly re-
plied that that is already in the
book. (We understand-Miss Bell
-it shall be done.).
Our condolences to M/Sgt.
Cherney who applied for a 3 day
pass for the first time in some


I WAS


HERE FIRST /
*


--Wactivities--
SULLIVAN AND ROMANO FLY THE COOP; MATUSZAK

AND KULINSKI STAR AT "FOOTBALL"


Well, the wailing has dimin-
ished a weeish, but some of the
gals that done took off fbr civ-
ilization have left a hunk of
emptiness. Eicher and Riker deed
their interest in the tri-way
8-ball, "World's Largest," to the
Sack, (who, up to this moment is
guarding those interests heart-
ily); "Mac" Sullivan and Romano,
members of prize standing in the
WP's, flew the Tyndall Coop;
Holloway, strayed S. Car. sun
beam, Rommerman, Kush, Briggs,
and Cousins also transferred.
Holding down the Shack with the
most literal "snow job" of the
week, is Cpl. Alice Krueger--with
the aid of an open box of Lux and
a Fibber McGee wall locker.
In the world of Wac sports,
leading contenders for All-Aneri-
can football honors are Matuszak
and Albie Kulinskd. A scout for
the 'Chicago Bears and the Green
Bay Packers (he was on his way to
Florida and mistook the wrong cow
path ending up you-know-where)
viewed their performance at a re-
cent basketball game displaying
the two's football ability. Mat-
uzik passed the basketball--in
the best football manner to Kul-
inski-who tucked the basketball,
in the best football manner--
under her arm and ran across the
floor. The only thing missing
was a tackle which did occur
earlier in the game upsetting the
CO--not mentally, entirely phy-
sically-flat. Wounded in action
was Pvt. Ginny Hyde--star skele-
ton in the Hyde family' s closet--
by the Sack. Hyde had visions of
sick call and an excuse from ifr-
ther PT; at which point the Sack
and Hyde were going to start a
"bizness" on the commission bas-
is: one PT excuse per Wac de-
rived directly from one PT wound
for the meager price of one thin
dime-plus tax... government en-
terprise all the way through.
Wolmds renewed at a discount.
Cheaper by the gross. Permanent-
ly disabled fbr a quarter. CDD
for a buck. Only the deal fell
through. They were too tired and
persoirey. Alasl how can one be
six months and now finds himself
confined to the hospital with a
case of--of all things--THE MUMPS.
(Oh well--all he was looking for
was a rest-anvhow,)
-Sgt. A.S. JackreT


a BTO and smell like a burning
rubber tree Also: attention Lt.
Drongowskil Pvt. Rice-HER again
--has super possibilities fbr
your baseball tean-providing she
recovers from Mary Lee's well
placed elbow-in Pvt. Rice's jaw
...Sworn statement not intention-
al. Heh, heh, heh.
Sgt. Pickett was elected the
"GIRL dOM IHE T/F WAC EET. WOULD
LIKE MOST TI BE LIKE SGT. DEWEY"
--for a short time of course.
Say the duration and six. No
chewing. No roll calls. No
details. Because this week--ah
this week--Sgt. Dewey has not
uttered one unkind, hard, or un-
gentle word. Fact is, she hasn' t
uttered a word. The drean of the
decade--a supply sgt. without a
voice. She lost itl Completely!
Oh hallelujah and anvils as in
chorus (silent) of first sgts.,
supply sgts., and mess sgts.
Since the Sack is occupying her
time designing a new magenta rib-
bon for Wacs wounded in PT-to be
pinned on by Rice in person--The
Target suffered last week from no
column and worse this week for
having one. Always on the
8-Ball Sack.

Nobody Wanted
To Capture This Nazi
London (CNS) A German
pilot, the only member of his
crew to escape when a bomber
crashed near here, walked five
miles through the English coun-
tryside before he could find any-
one to surrender to. He finally
persuaded an innkeeper to "cap-
ture" him and turn him over to
the authorities.

Captain, With 11 Rocks,
Captures 11 Germans
Italy (CNS)-Capt. Anderson
Smith peeked into a cave and
yelled: "Is anybody there?"
"Yah," two Germans replied,
walking out. Capt. Smith, un-
armed, picked up two rocks. Out
came a third German and the
captain picked up another rock.
He had 11 rocks in his hands
when he marched his captives
back to camp.


--Nautical Notes--
BOAT COMPANY IS ONE OF
MUCH ACTIVITY SAYS

ITS NEW SCRIBE
The 6th Emergency Rescue Boat
Squadron, humorously called the
Tyndall Navy, Queer Marines, The
Boat Club, and the Yacht Club at
present, is located at the West
Gate, and was formerly designated
as the 1003rd QM Co. Boat (Avn.).
There are, at present, 56
officers and enlisted men and 35
civilian employes engaged in
their respective occupations
here. Each man in this organi-
zation is a specialist in his
line, having served formerly in
the Navy and Merchant Service,
and practically all other types
of sea service. The squadron is
under the command of Capt. Herman
Gundlach, Jr., and the adjutant
is Lt. Revel Searcy, with Ist/Sgt.
Bupert "Magnetic" Mills, as Dock
Fbreman,
Currently, the Boat Squadron
consists of two 104' patrol boats,
two 83' patrol boats, four 42'
boats, four 22' high-speed dis-
patch boats, five Swamp Gliders,
one Catamaran (sea mule), one
whirly type diesel crane barge,
and one 65' wooden barge that was
constructed by our men.
Theme boats, according to size,
are used fbr patroling sections
of the Gulf while planes are on
flying missions, radio contact
being maintained between all
boats and Tyndall Tower, at all
times. The services of these
boats are not limited to Air
Force activities alone, as in
many cases, they have answered
the emergency calls of various
other craft, whenever they could
be of service. To cite examples,
the ferrying service provided by
the Boat Squadron during the re-
cent West Gate Bridge breakdown,
greatly relieved the situation.
so, the patrol provided by the
outfit, during the sunmner at the
EM' s beach.
Its paramount function, how-
ever, is the rescuing of flying
personnel, due to forced land-
ings or crashes in surrounding
waters, also the patroling of
gunnery ranges and danger areas
in the Gulf.
At present, the organization is
being expanded by the addition of
Marine Railways, machine shop,
carpenter shop, boat sheds and
slips, and increased dockage
space. This will provide facili-
ties fbr the repair and mainten-
ance of AAF patrol craft in the
Southeast Training Command.
For the past eight weeks, a
course in Marine Navigation, in-
cluding Dead Reckoning and Celes-
tial Navigation, has been con-
ducted under the able direction
of Capt. Jack Manson, of the Army
Transport Service. Capt. Manson,
for the past fourteen years, has
been active as Master and Navi-
gator on all type craft, and is
well qualified for his current
position. The members of the
school feel most fortunate in
having him as their instructor.
All members of the class, suc-
cessfully completing this course,
are scheduled for a weeks cruise,
for further practical training
in navigation.
Through the medium of this
column, we intend to further an
understanding of the type of
work done by this, and other,
Boat Squadrons and hope that
this our first column, has ac-
complished something towards that
end.
"Captain of the Head"

Red Army Names
Two Chief Marshals
Moscow (CNS)-The Supreme
Soviet has appointed two new
chief marshals in the Red Army,
it was announced here recently.
They are Marshal Alexander
Alexandrovich Novikoff, named
Air Chief Marshal, and Marshal
Nikolai Nikolayevich Voronoff,
named Artillery Chief Marshal.


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--Guardi ans--
BEING OF BABY BOYS;

BIVOUAC AND SCOUTS;

AND BEAUTIFUL EYES
The stork really had a field
day last Monday at the Guardians.
Cpls. G. Helms and G. Carroll
were both blessed evented with
baby boys. Our congratulations
to both of then for acquiring
future G(I.'s for the Amny. Cpl.
E. Bullard is expecting the stork
in May and we feel sorry for that
poor old stork that always gets a
going over at our squadron.
There has been a flurry and a
hurry to sew stripes on our
clothes lately. Can it he that
our new Lt. is the cause of it.
Even Pfc. J. Clark had his wife
working overtime sewing stripes
on all of his clothes.
The boys are recalling their
Poy Scout days as plans are being
made for their overnight adven-
ture. The first victims are
anxiously waiting for that momen-
tous event when they will be able
to sleep in their nice new tents.
Sore joints and muscles are
guaranteed on this trip.
We still believe that if the
theater management would let Gl's
in the theater with tickets from
their theater books congestion
would be relieved and one line
instead of two is all we'd have
to sweat out. This would enable
the men to pet in faster and the
saved time could be used for a
few songs. (Note Mr. Missal)
BANTER: Pvt. A. lowe is the
only grandfather in the squadron
...More than half of our men are
married... To that Pvt. and CpL at
the Embassy the other night: Do
your drinking there but not under
the table...Pvt. Meola' s sister
writes and complains that we
skipped two weeks in writing our
column. (At least we have a
reader--and from Brooklyn)...
Someone mentioned a WAC Lt., with
beautiful eyes. Wonder who she
is?...And Sgt. B. Cole is report-
ed shopping around P.C. for a
barrel.
-Cpl. San Marotta

--Cellar Fliers--
Only The 69th Twixt

Them And Glory

The Cellar Fliers came one game
Nearer the basketball champion-
ship Monday night when they nosed
out the 40th cagers in a lively
fray. Biggest worry now is de-
feating the 69th, only other un-
beaten squad in the league.
Cheer up, boys! All ratings
are not frozen--our secretary,
Miss Draper, was promoted this
week. Congratulations!
Pfc. Kalaydjian finally stuck
his neck out and got it grabbed.
Seems he and Pvt. Lawton didn't
think the USO offered enough
varied entertainment, so they
suggested a novelty act. Not
only was their suggestion ac-
cepted, but they were drafted
to put it on. Since the setting
is to be Spanish, they are now
looking for someone to play the
back hal f of a bull. We person-
ally figured Kalaydjian was com-
petent to play both ends.
If Pvt. Moe Lemer had had an-
other week on furlough, he feels
sure he could have owned half
interest in a local emporium.
Give Pvt. RBshong a beer and he
doesn't know his own strength.
Last week at the basketball game
he wanted T/Spt. Hill to help
him throw the referee out; at
this week's game he wanted to
throw Hill out.
WANTED: One Spanish dancer
(prefer one who can dance). Call
Pfc. Kalaydjian at 3160.
Ist/Sgt. Hill created quite a
"to-do" about showing the boys
what can be done to a lowly
private for using obscene lan-
guage when talking to a non-com.
Better use French from now on,
fellows; he's looking for an
"etanplP. "


--Rugged 69th--
Some Sgts. Sweat Out Stork As Others Sing;

Aydelotte Invents Extension To Slide Rule


Seens to me that nigh all the
married men of the outfit are
sweatin' out the stork or have
sweated him out in the past few
weeks. Just yesterday Sgt. "Mac"
McCrary came by with that blind
look in his eyes. He stopped
long enough to say that he and
the rest of the 69th Basketball
team had had some tough conm-
petition but nothing like sweat-
ing out the blessed event.
Payday morning S/Sgt. George
Davis even got paid a little
early, he lost his bet though,
it was a girl instead of the boy
he had been bragging it would be.
He's plenty happy about it any-
way, though. I asked him to have
a seat and sweat it out but he
replied somewhat nervously "No
thanks, just had one. "
Sgt. J. Wilbur of Aydelotte,
inventor et all-has just invent-
ed an extension to the Slide
Hule. He tells us that he just
had to have it to get along with
those simpletons he pals around
with down in weights and balances.
Aydelotte PSS < KIA and holder of
the coveted titleof i"inus Eight"
from the extension to the Slide
Rule he uses daily as he plods
round and about the job teaching
other less fortunates the fine
art of filling out "F" sheets.
Some job, huh Pill?
Ernst (PPhud PPhud) Salomcn had
the CQ wake him at 0300 hours so


he could shave and then go eat
before 0830 hours. No kidding'
fellas, it takes him only two
hours and forty seven minutes to
shave. He was asked why he took
so long and he answered with a
sigh that "it feels sooo giiddd "
Did anyone ever see T/Sgt. Wi-
. Hendren running. Never have I
eemagined that sight myself but I
seen it the other day. His run-
ning gait is almost as fast as
(by running we mean he went al-
most as fast as a sleepy n, d
turtle) a GI falling out for
Saturday morning reveille at ...
Gadfrey ... 0400 hours
Someone was kidding me about
the way I was snappin snap the
past few days--well after all,
fellas, the little Woman is here
to see me.
Did any of you men ever hear
the old song "There' s an Old and
Faded Picture2" Well, from the
sounds that come from Room #9
Barracks 303 after lights out-it
should be "There's an Old and
Faded SERGEANT on the Ball, Hit
Me Joe, I Stay. Yourn,
Smokey


One of Tyndall's gunners be-
lieves in looking ahead. He saw
a pretty girl in her early teens,
handed her a nickel and said:
'Call me up when you're 18, baby.


TRIPLE DECKER

'Ni -^saw


THE KID IN UPPER-UPPER
FOUR will be applied to all GIs
who ride the rails in this triple-
decker Pullman. You'll really be
getting up in the world when you
get up next to the ceiling in this
three-story troop sleeper, but get
ready for the experience, for the
Army has ordered 1,200 such cars
for wartime use. They're very
comfy, though, and now you can
snore like a trio instead of a duet.

--The Flaming Bomb--
Little Johnny Quick

In A Hurry To Wed
After a brief absence we again
take our pen in hand to mention
the inside doings of Ordnance.
Our new company commander, Capt.
C.M. Mears, is here on temporary
duty from the Bugged 69th. His
ideas of improving this company
meets with the approval of the
majority, especially in regards
to fixing the day room... Welcome
to Capt. B.F. Gurnett, the new
Assistant Ord. Officer who hails
from Randolph Field, Texas...
Greetings to Lt. Symons. He is
the present Armament Officer.
His previous station was Lowry
Field Colo.
Lots of happiness to our Mail
Orderly, Johnny Quick who expects
to be married on his furlough.
Many pals of his chipped in to-
wards getting him a wedding gift
...If rumor holds true, Pvt.
Clevinger also will be a bride-
groom in the near future.
Of the six men volunteering to
ship out, one is at Goldsboro,
N.C., and the rest are training
at Daniel Field, Ga.
GOSSIP AND MORE GOSSIP: With-
out a doubt, one of the smoothest
rug cutters at the P.C. USO
dances is Pvt. Lloyd. By some
coincidence he picks the prettiest
female dancers...Pfc. H. Hansen
figures that "when it rains it
pours-pennies from heaven--dol-
lars from envelopes." While
waiting in line to get paid, he
opened a letter and Presto, ex-
tracted several green6acks... With
skill and hard work, cartoon-
ist Sgt Goodman with the aid
of Sgt. Smieszek and Pfc. Burget
built'a nude of sand while at the
beach last Sunday. Several Wacs
and Cpl. Conti (honorary Ordnance
member), helped considerably.
The Target's photographer was on
hand and snapped a picture of
"Sandy Sal."
IS IT ThIE -- that some guys
still manage to eat more than 3
meals per day at the mess hall?
...That Pfc. Z.E. nonchalantly
mentioned his expecting to re-
ceive a $100 money order this
week.


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TORNADOES BOW TO FAST MARIANNA QUINTET

AS '43-44 BASKETBALL SEASON ENDS HERE;

T/F STARS SLOW DOWN AFTER FAST START

Turn Tables On Rival Eglin Eagles
With 52-51 Win Last Saturday


The curtain fell on the Tornado court season last Tuesday
night as the Tyndall team bowed to a young and fighting
Marianna quintet by a score of 42-37. Apparently overcome
by their whirlwind record against local competition, the
Tornadoes slowed down to a breeze in the closing weeks of
the campaign. However, the competition was tough and the


Tyndall tean partly vindicated
their defeats of the past few
weeks by handing Eglin Field a
52-51 setback last Saturday
night. Eglin had previously
downed Tyndall here several weeks
ago by a 53-52 score.
In Tuesday night's contest, the
Marianna courtmen took the floor
with the odds against them even
though they had taken Tyndall' s
measure last week in an overtime
game, 46-45.
Paced by diminutive Lloyd Mo-
Daniel and Bill Johnson, Tyndall
held the lead at the end of the
first quarter, 12-8. Andy Jack-
son came in for Demitropolus fbr
Marianna in the second canto and
quickly brought the count up to
12-10. However, McDaniel and
Friedman added to the Tyndall
score with field goals while
Chew converted a foul for the
visitors to give Tyndall a 16-11
lead. Jackson countered again
for Marianna, making it 16-13,
but Lawton and Stevens each made
two in the next few minutes and
the half ended with T/F still in
front, 26-15,
Marianna got back in the ball
game with three quick scores,
Chew accounting fbr two of them,
to bring Marianna within hailing
distance, 26-21. DIar, Marianna
captain, then converted two fbuls
and after Simpson, a teammate
found the hoop for 2 points, came
through with a one-handed beauty
from beyond the foul line to cut
the T/F lead, 30-27.
Field goals by Johnson and
Stevens brought Tyndall to the
"30" mark, and Johnson made good
again to give T/F a 5 point lead.
But Simpson and LUar both found
the basket for Marianna and the
visitors drew up to within one
point, 32-31. Doar converted
when he was fouled by Lawton to
tie the score bIt McDaniel put
Tyndall in the lead with a field
goal and foul. However, field
goals by Jackson and Chew and
two conversions by Doar gave
Marianna the lead fbr the first
time in the ball game, 38-35.
Johnson gave Tyndall a fight,-


ing chance when he scored with a
minute left to play to bring the
count to 38-37, but the Tornadoes
couldn't keep possession of the
ball and Simpson of Marianna put
the game on ice with a pair of
rapid field goals to give the
visitors a 42-37 triumph.
The box score:
TYNDALL (37) MARIANNA (42)
Snowden...... 2 Chew......... 9
McDaniel ..... 11 Doar.......... 13
Friedman..... 4 Demitropolus. 4
Lawton....... 4 Johnston..... 2
Johnson... ..10 Sipson......
Stevens.... .. 6 Jackson.. 6


TYNDALL (52)
SnQwden...... 12
McDaniels.... 10
Friedman.....11
Pleffer ...... 2
Johnson...... 14
L awton....... 3


EGLIN (51)
Kley .......... 5
Fox........... 0
Brantner ... 13
Morris........ 7
Mercer....... 0
Mihalik ...... 8
Christienson. 6
paffrath..... 12


END OF BOWLING TOURNEY

LOOMS IN SIGHT AS

GROUP I STRIKES ON

Group I's league leading keg-
lers, pounding down the stretch
towards the loop championship,
bowled over the Gremlins for
three straight victories in last
Thursday's contest to put them
nine games ahead of the Bell
Ringers who occupy second place.
The Gremlins, badly handicapped
by the loss of most of their
squad, slipped to a tie for
fourth, as the Snafis took a 2-1
decision from the Bell Ringers.
Group II's hot and cold outfit
was hot, and this time it was the
Sluggers who took it on the chin,
3-0. MOQ whipped the Retreads
twice before relaxing to lose the
last game, in the other match of
the evening.
The Snafus had a 2436 total fbr
high team score, and individual
honors fell to Lt. Georgeson, who
was on the beam with 213-184-212
and a snappy 609 series.
The standings:


Group I
Bell Ringers
Snafus
Gremlins
Group II
Sluggers
MOQ
Retreads


TORNADOES CLOSE SUCCESSFUL


TORNADOES CLOSE SUCCESSFUL


SEASON


Here are nine members or the Tyndall Field basketball team which
bowled over all local competition to conclude an abbreviated season
with a record of 20 wins against 8 defeats.
Standing, left to right: Lt. Stan Drongowski, post athletic
officer; Bill Johnson, Harbin Lawson, Bill Dufrane, Art Stevens,
Sid Friedman and Wally Lawton. Kneeling, left to right: Lloyd Mc-
Daniel, Finis Snowden and Pete Collodi, coach. Not present for the
picture were Linden Topperwein. Bill Solon and Bob Hunt.


BASE
(Continued
69th (20)
Ravenscroft.. 5
Carr......... 2
Olasso....... 0
Black ........ 2
L audis....... 9
Sills........ 0
Beznosk.... 0
Fritz........ 2
INSTRUCTORS (36)
Howell....... 5
Stoudt....... 6
Dufrane 14
Russell...... 0
Penna........ 6
Merola....... 0
Smith......... 4
Millhollen... 1

MEDICS (31)
J ackrel..... 4
Matonak ...... 5
Lites........ 6
Zelenick..... 8
Ellis........ 2
Tarr......... 6
ORDNANCE (31)
S. Knepper... 6
D. Knepper... 14
Kotys........ 0
Stevens...... 4
C appiello.... 0
Ruaolph...... 3
Snodgrass. .. 2
Manderson. 2
Dixon........ 0

344th (44)
Crane........ 10
Coon......... 17
Russell...... 9
Clements..... 2
Lopez......... 2
Brown........ 4
Knebel....... 0
907th (29)
Harris ....... 1
Naples....... 0
Jones........ 8
Stitt........ 3
Mita ......... 0
Smith........ 5
DeOrio....... 12
INSTRUCTORS (26)
Graham ....... 4
Smith........ 1
Quick........ 11
Howell....... 4
Russell...... 6
Marow........ 0

348th (45)
Schulta...... 4
Hunt......... .10
Kleinfeller...4
Compa......... 8
Neill........ 7
Lawton....... 9
P aul ......... 2
Ruane......... 1
25th (27)
Sprowls...... 2
Kercher...... 0
Blakeman..... 2
Martin ....... 0
Stevens...... 14
Hastings .... 7
Chandler ..... 2
Kendall...... 0
69th (43)
Ravenscroft.. 15
Smith........ 2
Fritz........ 4
Galasso...... 1
Black........ 7
Altenborg.... 3
Carr......... 7
Sills ........ 4


TBA LL
from Page 3)
FINANCE (27)
Hines........ 5
Anderson..... 4
Moore ....... 12
Costigan..... 3
Emanuel ...... 0
Mullin....... 3


348th (67)
Schultz...... 8
Massey....... 6
Klelnfeller. 13
Paul......... 0
Hunt......... 19
Lawton....... 16
Allen........ O
Ruane......... 2
Compa........ 3
349th (29)
Hansen........ 4
Ross.........16
Rahm ......... 0
Thurman...... 0
Lawton....... 9
Bryant ....... 0
348th (24)
Schultz...... 0
Massey....... 0
Kleinfeller.. 4
Paul......... I
Neill........ 7
Allen ......... 0
Compa......... 2
Ruane....... 2
Lawton....... 8
Polcyn....... 0
932nd (40)
Kooy.. ...... 11
Moulard...... 4
Richard...... 1
Mitchell .... 14
Lake......... 4
Wright....... 6

FINANCE (38)
Hines ........ 1
Johnson...... 4
Lenard....... 2
Anderson.....11
Costigan ..... 12
Balliett..... 0
Mullin....... 8
350th (29)
.Brenner....
Simpkins..... 4
Douglas...... 5
Jeske ....... 0
McBride ....... 4
Burgess..... 8
Hunter....... 2
FINANCE (19)
Anderson... 5
Johnson...... 0
Hines........ 4
Moore.......... 2
Costigan ..... 4
Mullin....... 4
Balliet...... 0

40th (23)
VanCott .... 6
Morat........ 0
Brown........ 3
Be rnh ard..... 0
Friedman.... 8
Williams..... 2
Boswell...... 2
Morales...... 2
349th (28)
Ross......... 9
Davis ........ 0
Hansen....... 3
Schneller.... 6
Lawton'....... 8
Gowland...... 2
Crawford..... 0


446th forfeited to 350th.

INTER-SQUAD IUAING LEAGUE
STANDINGS
Won Lost
348th................. 3 0
Ordnance............... 3 0
907th QM.............. 3 0
446th..... ......... .. 2 1
349th ................. 2 1
40th .................. 1 2
69th .................. 1 2
Medics................ 0 3
25th.................. 0 3
932nd................. 0 3
*350th................ 0 0
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--Redbirds--
DINE AND DANCE TONIGHT AT LYNN HAVEN;
AIRCRAFT REC DEPT. HAILED THIS WEEK


We' re all set for our big
swanky squadron party which is
to be held tonight at the Lynn
Haven country club. There will
be a buffet dinner and dancing.
The credit goes to S/Sgt's. Far-
go, Hamblin, and Sgt. Maztola
who are doing their utmost to
make this affair a big success.
We had quite a busy week as far
as our basketball team is con-
cerned; standings and outcomes
of our ganes can be seen on an-
other page of the Target. We
sure are busy in our squadron
now that we are on a 7 day sched-
ule and it sure looked funny to
see all of our important men
around last Snmday.
Our Pfc's. sure thought they
got a break when the guard duty
was discontinued and now they
find that they are going through
a basic training schedule. They
sure treat you rough, don' t they?
We are trying to give the diff-
erent organizations in our squad-
ron a column; last week it was
Jam Handy and this week it is
Aircraft Recognition so take it
away Aircraft Rqcl
The Aircraft Rec Dept. boasts
that it is the fastest Dept. on
the post. To be a "Recognition
Instructor," you must be able to
recognize planes in 1/1DOth of a
Second, in all angles of flight,
varying cloud backgrounds, and
camouflage schemes. One second
is a seeming eternity to these
"Flash Gordons" of the Dept. of
Training. (Perhaps that is why
our volley ball team is so in-
vincible.) The Aircraft Rec
course, according to the stu-


dents, is the most interesting
subject in the gunnery school; it
is also the course that causes
the embryo student the most mis-
givings.
The Dept. welcomed three more
instructors into their group,
this past week. They are: Cpl.
Pledsoe, Pfc. Wood and Pfc. Kuper.
Cpl. mledsoe plays a scintillat-
ing game of volley ball and was
a S/Sgt. in the Infantry before
taking a reduction in grade to go
through aerial gmnery training.
The boys in the Dept. are trying
to play the role of G.I. cupids.
Cpl. Sam Gearhart is still single
but it's certainly not their
fault. The fellows dispatched
a fictitious telegram to Sam's
heart throb and attempted to set
the date and arrange for the
nuptials in one swoop. However,
our "Sam" retreated to Apalach-
icola in confusion and, according
to late reports, has not managed
to muster enough gumption to pop
the question as yet. We are
still trying, Sant
AROUND THE BARRACKS: Most
popular song around is "Take It
Easy, with Pfc. Saputa. doing the
vocalizing... A newcomer to our
squadron is Pfc. Steiner who
knows all army regulations, so he
says...The return of Shorty Keis-
man from his furlough, and he sure
looks tired...S/Sgt. Smith, our
clerk who finally got that fur-
lough for bond selling is sure
having a whale of a time...Dick
Hanselman trying to talk his way
into a girl's heart at the Club
Embassy--outcome unknown?...
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I had a girl, Pvt.: 'Are you fond of nuts?'
Her name was Nellie. Gal: 'Is this a proposal?'
She fell into the ocean
Up to her knees. There once was a man unique
(The water was shallow.) Who imagined himself quite a
shique.
next week with a special column But the girls didn't fall
for the Sighting Dept. For the fellow at all.
-e/Sgt. Join C. Benz. He made only twenty a wique.


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The AAF Training Command has reached its height.
Born as a way baby that had to start scrapping at once, it is now a
giant. No longer is it necessary to spread thin layers of planes and
men over all fronts at once. The millions of fighters produced by
the Training Command now can strike in force on any given front at
any given time.
It has trained the world's greatest Air Force now numbering more
than 2,300,000 officers and enlisted men. From January I, 1939 to
November 30, 1943, it has trained 100,799 pilots, 20,086 bombardiers,
18,805 navigators, 107,218 aerial flexible gunners, and 555,891 ground
and air combat crew technicians.
But the Training Command is much more than figures. It is far better
known to the people for the sons and daughters they have given it,
for the bright training ships which hang in practically every piece
of U.S. sky; for the turning of the tide in the battle for air.
It is more than an institution. It is hundreds of new compact cities
called airdromes, each with its barracks of wood or stone, its oper-
ations buildings, its steel hangars with roofs, checkered black and
yellow. It is hundreds of square miles of runways of asphalt and con-
crete, cutting through Florida and California sand, tamping Alabama
and Georgia red clay, smoothing Texas dust, licking back Ohio snow.
SIt is more than a structure. It is a mode of life and a civili-
zation in itself. It is landing by the same procedure at every air-
drome, being met by the same alert type of airdrome officer at posts
in Arizona or Illinois, driving off in the same brown staff cars or
puddle-jumping baggage trucks. It is turning one's airplane over to
the same excellent crew chiefs and knowing that it will be serviced
and repaired and ready when desired. It is dining at the same kind
of mess or the same kind of club. It is the continuous surprise of
discovering what lies within Air Force buildings which look small and
often drab from the outside -- of finding ultra-modern office equipment
and green linoleum and Venetian blinds in a pine headquarters; rich
color murals, bamboo lamps and divans and mohagony bars in a pine
clubhouse.
The AAF Training Command is airplanes.... little kitelike primary
planes cavorting in summer skies at the beginning of the training
period; somber and sharkfaced bombers, knife-nosed fighters controlled
by experts, cleaving through gray weather -- or any weather -- at the
.last. It is airplanes hanging gregariously like willow flies around
home bases with instructors aboard to correct any little fault, and
it is airplanes probing through the niqht "on instruments," alone.
It is the sweat and the fear and the bother and the little worries
of the transition stages in between, the student's apprehension of his
second or basic ship, his conquest of it; his apprehension of his still
faster advanced ship, his conquest of it.
It is long lines of airplanes moored down in shining rows in the
sunlight, and it is the same rows looking gray and wet and miserable
under canvas covers in the rain. It is airplanes, great and small
and heavy and light, jostling .and hobbling as flying things do on thei
ground, and it is airplanes, free of their moorings, like the hearts
of their fliers, swinging and soaring and looping in the sky.
The Training Command is men -- some old timers with experience and
wisdom and conservatism, but mostly young-timers with intuition and
fire and aggressiveness.. It is men who can handle new jobs, any jobs
that are thrown to them. It is commanding officers responsible for
everything, for aridromes and networks of airdromes, for maintenance
of aircraft, for training tremendous quotas of men -- for the absence
of cigarette butts on the grounds at inspection.
It is higher headquarters at half a dozen centrally located places,
headquarters with thinking, busy, bothered generals and thinking, busy,
bothered staffs. It is typewriters and stenographers and office clerks
and directives flowing out to settle the fate of thousands of men
daily.
It is central headquarters at Ft. Worth, tieing up and coordinating
its mass of flesh and steel.
It is unending thousands of cadets, officers, enlisted men -- pouring
in green and inexperienced, pouring out disciplined and skilled ir
the art of killing. It is the same men coming back to tell their
stories of death and adventure, to pass out the combat tips which
strengthen the stream of air power at its source.
It is the quality of a youth able to grasp things quickly, even the
fact that they must learn to kill or be killed.
It is a process of sudden and vital change. It is man-made evolu-
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