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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE MOST UN-
FORGETTABLE BOOK YOU EVER
READ? (ASKED OF Gl'S AT THE
BY DELBYCK AND YORK
P YI. VERSON SCOff, JR., Librar-
\ ian, Brookline,
"Quo Vadis, by
wicz. To me this
book is unforget-
able for it en-
abled the reader
to practically live in the times
the author was writing about.
While it deals with the trials of
the early Christians under Roman
rule, it is equally symbolic of
the persecution of peoples cur-
PVF. DAVID JONES, Norfolk, Va.,
Robinson, by Jo-
hann Wyss. Most
19th century sto-
ry of a ship-
wrecked family who placed their
faith in God and who, despite
trying ordeals on a distant and
lonely isle, were able to recon-
struct a new and useful life fbr
PPC. ARTHUR MARRESI, lew York,
S.Y., Pool Sq.:
"Winged Horse An-
thology, by Jo-
and Erest Hill.
Although the book
was required read-
ing in high school
it was to me the open road lead-
ing to the beauty and glory of
the Greek classics."
PPC. WILLIAM TAUBE, Queens, N.Y.,
Liking it for its
ground, cabals, "
and intrigues, I ,
have already read
it three times. His characters
move excitedly anid scenes of the
Fren ch Revolution."
CPL. VAYNE SMITH, GREANYILLE,
"Story of Phil-
osophy by Will
S Durant. It is my
i it deals absorb-
i: ngly with the
evolution of the
thinking of great men through the
ages, thinking that was to for-
ever influence the actions of
A/C ROSARIO ARBISI, Rockford,
Ill., Class q-
by anile Gauvreau
and Lester Cohen.
It is the story
of a great man' s
ill-received views \
on the fNture of aviation, which
today are at last being appreci-
ated. Billy Mitchell was a man
strong enough to stick by his
guns whatever the cost to person-
al anbi tonss"
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Today, 'SWEET ROSIE O'GRADY,'
Betty Grable, Robert Young
Sun.-Mon., 'SHINE ON HARVEST
MOON,' Ann Sheridan
Tuesday, 'THE FALCON OUT WEST,'
Tom Conway, Barbara Hale; Also:
'JAMBOREE,' Ruth Terry, Don
Wed.-Thurs., 'BUFFALO BILL,' Joel
McCrea, Maureen O'Hara.
Friday, 'YOU CAN'T RATION LOVE,'
Betty Rhodes, Johnnie Johnston.
Sun.-Mon., 'BROADWAY RHYTHM,'
Ginry Simms, George Murphy.
Walter Pidgeon, Greer Garsdn.
Friday, 'SAILORS HOLIDAY,' Arth-
Also Ray Gordon's Orchestra in
Saturday, 'ARIZONA TRAIL,' Tex
Sun. -Mon., 'SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS,'
Robert Young, Lana Turner.
Tuesday, 'A STRANGER IN TOWN,'
Frank Morgan, Jean Rogers.
Wed.-Thurs., 'WHISTLING IN DIX-
IE,' Red Skelton.
Fri.-Sat.. 'UNDERCOVER MAN,' Wil-
Sunday, 'ISLE OF FORGOTTEN MEN.'
John Carradine, Gale Sondergaard.
Mon.-Tues., 'BEDTIME STORY,' Lor-
etta Young, Fredric March.
Wed.-Thurs., 'BACKGROUND TO DANG-
ER,'George Raft, Brenda Marshall.
Fri.-Sat., 'DEAD MAN'S GULCH,'
Don 'Red' Barry; Also: 'SMART
GUY,' Gloria McKay.
Another Home Front Honey
Salutes The Men of Tyndall Field
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April 8, 19114 THE TYNDALLTARGET Page 3
COLONEL PERSONS ATTENDS MEETING AS SPECIAL
SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES AIR GI PROBLEMS
Col. John W. Persons, post commander, was present at last Wednes-
day's Special Service Council meeting and took an active part in the
proceedings as the enlisted men's representatives aired complaints,
asked questions and offered constructive suggestions.
The Colonel made it clear that he considers the morale of the en-
listed men under his command as most important. He was greatly in-
terested in each matter brought up for discussion and didn' t hesi-
tate to interrupt with a question or an explanation.
Among the subjects discussed were the reduction of PX prices, par-
ticularly of egg sandwiches; the success of the revised bus sched-
ule; requests fbr pay telephones
at the Hospital and the Boat Com-
pany; the dearth of soldiers' T/F GUNNERY STUDENTS
clothing, particularly fatigues, SAY IT AT EASTER WITH
a situation which Colonel Persons
informed his listeners he had al- FLOWERS--$1,500 WORTH
ready taken steps to remedy; and
the possibility of a GI bus tour- Several hundred gunnery stu-
ing the field to facilitate trav- dents and GIs waiting to start
el between the flight line and school in Skunk Hollow were
other extremes of the field. given an unexpected opportunity
At the close of the meeting the 1 ast Thursday to wire Easter
Colonel invited the representa- greetings home.
tives to call upon him personally Through a special arrangement
whenever they had a problem deal- with a local florist, Wac Pvt.
ing with the welfare of the men Helen Allbright of the Special
in their respective organiza- Service Office accepted orders
tions. Colonel Persons' presence for flowers and accompanying
at the meeting marked the second messages, which were then tel-
time in recent weeks that a CO egraphed to their destinations.
has attended the Special Service For four long-stemmed hours Pvt.
Conclave council. Allbright was deluged with mes-
OUR FRONT COVER
Just a little white chapel-and
to the servicemen and women of
Tyndall who regularly come to it
for their devotions it is a ref-
uge and a sanctuary from the
alarms of a world.
The camera has captured only
the physical outlines of God's
house at Easter...Its spiritual
partitions and bright rooms are
forever in the devout hearts of
The picture was taken by S/Sgt.
John Cooper of the Post Photo
sages and orders for flowers,
ranging from the quiet trailing
arbutus to the more ornamental
Carolina rhododendron, and re-
ceived more than $1,500 in pay-
The students were quick to
take advantage of the accomoda-
tion offered, and all afternoon
the S.S. office wasabusy scene
of'high commercial transactions
as financially short Gls found
theirmore affluent friends more
than willing to lend them any
amount necessary to insure Eas-
ter greetings to Mom and the
"girl back home."
MESS OFFICER ANSWERS QUESTIONS ON NEW SYSTEM;
SET-UP WILL MAKE MORE FOOD AVAILABLE
There appears in Daily Bulle-
tin No. 79, dated April 1, 1944,
an order by the post commander
that "all men present for duty
excepting men on separate ra-
tions will be required to be pre-
sent at their messes for all
meals. In this one connection
"present fbr duty" means actual
physical presence on the field.
Rumors have been flying thick
and fast anent the new mess sys-
tem. Briefly these are some of
the do' s and don' ts as given to
The Target'by Major Kienth, post
Question: if I am unable to or
miss going to breakfast can 1 eat
dinner and supper that same day?
Answer: Yes. Any GI living on
the post, or any soldier on sep-
arate rations presenting a mess
ticket, is entitled to mess at
the regularly appointed times. As
it concerns a soldier living on
the post, this entitlement is in
no way contingent on his attend-
ance at previous meals. Of course
his absenteeism at any one meal
will automatically reduce the
rations to be drawn three days
later. This point is fully ex-
plained in the editorial on page
Q: Must I turn my mess card in
when leaving on a weekend pass?
A: No. Only men leaving on
three-day passes or furloughs are
required to turn in their mess
cQ Assuming that I have a week-
en or a three-day pass and elect
to stay on the post, am I per-
mitted to eat at the mess hall?
Q: Having attended breakfast,
I report for duty and am told
that I can have the day off, ac-
cordingly I leave for town and
miss the dinner and supper meals.
Will I be subject to any discip-
l inary action?
A: No. Remember, DB No. 79
states that mess attendance is
compulsory only when a soldier is
physically present on the field.
It is not required of a soldier
off duty that he remain on the
post for the sole purpose of go-
ing through a chow line in order
to swell mess attendance. How-
ever, this last should not be
confused with the regular off
duty hours beginning at the end
of the day's work--in this in-
stance mess attendance is of
course compul sory.
It is hoped that these several
illustrations will assist in dis-
pelling the unfounded rumors that
are now circulating and also help
to clear up some of the mystery
that naturally attends, a new in-
stallation. GI' s may also look
forward shortly to the opening of
a new student mess and a line
mess. These new dining halls will
go far toward making eating at
the mess hall a positive pleas-
The important thing to remember
is that one hundred percent mess
attendance will guarantee the
full ration allowance each man is
entitled to aid that anything
short of that will result in an
TO APPEAR IN USO SHOW
Performers who have abused and
delighted audiences all over the
globe will be at hand in the mnsi-
comedy Monkey Shines which will
be presented at the Post Theater
on Tuesday, April 18.
The production is to be pre-
sented by USO Canp Shows without
The performers will be:
Chester Fredericks and Co.,
MC, comedy dancing; Paul Nolan
and Co., world famous juggling
jester; Hope Sisters, three charB-
ing swing songsters; Virgihia Lee,
unusual acro-dancer; Trump-
etTwiing musical; Senator Murphy,
monologist; Sy Nathan, pian-
ist and musical conductor.
CADETS TO SELECT
Who is the 'Sweetheart of 44-
That's the question that will
be decided by the aviation cadets
of the class in a beauty contest
to be staged today.
The contest won't be run off
quite like the annual affairs at
Atlantic City, as the winner will
be determined from pictures sub-
mitted by the bombardier and nav-
The men in each of the five
barracks housing class 44-17
chose the three best pictures of
cadet wives, fiancees or girl
friends and they were displayed
in squadron D's dayroom for two
days so that the men could decide
fbr whom to cast their ballots.
The barracks' winners were nam-
ed Thursday and the voting for
the "Sweetheart of 44-17" will
take place today. However, the
winner will not be announced un-
til the cadets return from Apa-
The young woman winning the
contest will receive anAAF
BLUES SINGER COMING
Ida Cox, famed dusky blues
singer, will headline the Se-
pia Revue whidc is scheduled to
arrive at Tyndall for a two-day
run Wednesday and Thursday.
According to an announcement
by the S.S. office, the Negro
traveling show will perform at
Skunk Hollow on Wednesday at
7 p.m. and then will put on the
revue at the Colored Rec Hall at
8:30 p.m. On Thursday, the troupe
will perform at the Post Theater
in place of the first showing
of the regularly scheduled movie
fare, and then will return to
Skunk Hollow for a repeat per-
TYNDALL GUNNER "FALLS
UP" IN DEFIANCE OF
LAW OF GRAVITY
T/Sgt. R.P. Herndon, who was
graduated from gunnery school
here in April, 1943, with the
class of 43-14, is only one of
thousands of graduates now on
duty as aerial gunners on bombers
blasting the enemy throughout the
But he is probably the only one
of those gunners to ever "fall
up," almost in defiance of the
law of gravity.
It all happened when the bomber
on which Sgt. Herndon is a gunner
was over Munster in a raid from
its base in England. The "fall
upwards was according to the law
of classical physics and not rel-
ativity, however. He was a free
falling body included in a more
rapidly falling body.
The sergeant and his partner
waist gunner in their bomber hung
suspended in air with their heads
against the ceiling as their
plane dived straight down to
avoid a collision with another
bomber which had been hit by flak
and was out of control.
When a crash in air seemed in-
evitable, Lt. D.W. Sullivan, of
Atlanta, the pilot, turned the
nose of his ship straight dowi in
a dive directly Into the flak.
When the dive started Sgt. Hem-
don'had thrown off his flak suit
and was getting ready to jump.
"I found myself standing on noth-
ing with my head against the
roof," he said in telling of his
experience in letter to friends.
"The other waist gunner was in
the same predicament and there
was nothing we could do about it.
It only lasted a second or so.
When my head hit the roof, it
bumped very gently and I didn' t
even get a headache from it. *
Other members of the crew were
not standing freely when the dive
began and hence did not experi-
ence the same phenomenon, Herndon
Sgt. Herndon's home is in Sword
PVT. GILBERT THOMPSON
IS TOP GUNNER
OF CLASS 44-15
Pvt. Gilbert E. Thompson of
Pomona, Calif., today became the
second T/F Gunner of the Class to
reap the reward of an expense-
paid weekend in Panama City. The
top gunner of Class 44-15 select-
ed Pvt. William H. Sunday, of
Whipple, W. Va., as his companion
for the two-day jaunt.
Pvt. Thompson is a graduate of
the Pomona Jr. College where he
majored in aeronautics. Following
the completion of his studies,
the 25 year old ranking gunner
obtained a position with the
Douglas Aircraft Corporation and
for four years was a lead inspec-
tor in a plant which turned out
the famed Dauntless dive bombers.
Here at Tyndall, Thompson named
turret maintenance instruction
as- the mostyinteresting phase of
the gunnery school. His gunnery
Final examination ..........136
Cal. 50 .................... 89%
Moving Base............. ..... 67
Tower Range..............*.. 74
Jeep Range ................. 19.3
Aircraft Recognition ....... 94
April 8, 1944
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WHAT FOODS THESE MORSELS BE!
Some die-hards and skeptics will shout that it is unconsti-
tutional, unspeakable and unthinkable, yet it must be confes-
sed that bountiful America is facing a serious shortage in
food, and with no relief in sight. Indeed these are lean times
for the epicure and no less so for his brother of more un-
Upon America devolves the tremendous burden of having to
feed not only her armed forces and civilian population but
also to help feed the armed forces and civilian millions of
her allies. Consequently, food rationing becomes a necessity
and impositions are legislated that affect the eating habits
of civilian and serviceman alike.
At the present time at Tyndall we are being tendered a cap-
sule of regimentation we are most reluctant to take. Told
that it is for our own good, instinctively we rebel, for that
is human nature and also GI. Rut let us consider the facts as
they affect the individual GI and for once talk turkey in ad-
vance of Thanksgiving. We are most of us fond of meat, so let
us review a typical Quartermaster issue--carcass beef for
roasts or steaks.
For each 100 men per meal, the Army is presently allowed
48J pounds of carcass beef. Of this, 33 percent is bones,
suet and other inedibles, leaving a meat balance of.about 32
pounds. Allowing further for the 20 percent shrinkage that
occurs in cooking, there remains a net of about 26 pounds of
beef and this includes gristle and fat. Four ounces of beef
per man and yet we live and dream of fighting.
Take another typical issue--butter. Every GI likes butter,
well enough to completely expend the two-pound butter allow-
ance that is the daily mealtime entitlement of every hundred
men. Three and one fifth ounces. That's hardly enough to de-
termine which side our bread is buttered on. What's been hap-
pening to our cows? Note: and despite the inherent economy
of this feeding program it must be remembered that the Army
is privileged, each serviceman receivingamuch greater allow-
ance of meat and processed food than a civilian.
Four ounces of meat, three and one fifth ounces of butter,
the same doggone vegetables in monotonous variation--is this
worth walking for, much less sweating out a chow line? Yes.
And here's why.
Granted .that beets will blush on a mess menu for as much as
three consecutive days, it is no secret that food procurement
is a major problem, and that the QM is often unable to pur-
chase requisitioned items. For example, suppose green beans
have been ordered for today's dinner, asparagus for tonight's
supper and peas for tomorrow's midday meal. Factors which
cannot be controlled then arise to prevent their procurement--
the result: beets for 3 successive meals. Butnoone starves
and miraculously body balance and health are unimpaired.
What's more surprising is the daily accumulation of waste
foods--too much waste considering the careful issues. How-
ever, let us return to the beef, figuratively and literally,
and see just what a GI stands to gain or lose by religiously
showing up at the mess hall for the three appointed meals.
Prior to January 1, 1943, rations were drawn on the basis
of Morning Report strength, which meant that absentees in-
creased the food allowance available to the men actually eat-
ing. On January 1, W.D. Circular 16 came out changing the
existing basis of drawing rations to an actual counting of men
messed. In illustration of this point, prior to January 1,
1943, a unit with a strength of 100 men of whom only .50 mess-
ed received F0 pounds of beef to feed these 50 men. After
January 1, 1943, pursuant to W.D. Circular,16, these same 50
men received only 30 pounds, or the full allowance for the
men actually messing. In May, the beef allowance was cut to
55 pounds per 100 men and in July, W.D. Circular 179 came
along to further reduce the allowance available for messes
feeding more than 1,000 men by another 12 percent. But that's
only half the story.
Since a ration which is issued to an enlisted man consists
of one breakfast, one dinner and one supper, let ps see what
happens to the food fortunes of 100 men when GI's miss a
meal. Suppose, for example, that none of the 100 decided to
fall out for breakfast but that everyone appeared for dinner
and supper. We would have a total count of 200 meals which
when divided by three would warrant a drawing of only 67
rations. Thus, on the fourth day following the absentee
breakfast there would be available for these 100 men only 67
rations for each of their three meals. And however hungry
they might be, these 67 rations would be their full entitle-
ment and serving under the existing War Department regula-
When this condition obtains, two things usually happen.
"THE LAST WORD"
This world Is ruled by last
words! For a time it appeared
that Evil had won a complete vic-
tory. The holiest and kindest one
who had ever lived was dead. The
most beautiful life any man ever
had known had been brought to an
end byacross, a crown of thorns,
three nails and a few blows of a
Caesar's seal upon the tomb
seemed so final! The glowing hope
which had dawned upon the world
for one brief moment had warmed
men's hearts, then flickered and
gone out. Now the flashing light
was extinguished and the world
was dark again.
The Sabbath following the cru-
cifixion dawned clear and serene.
Order prevailed in Jerusalem; the
city was calm, the mob was satis-
fled and sacrifices were piled
high upon the Temple altars. The
few Galileans who had called him
Master were in hiding, waiting
the first rose tint of the dawn
following the Sabbath, when they
might slip out of the city unob-
trusively without rousing the
suspicions of the police.
Jesus of Nazareth was dead!
Evil had pronounced sentence on
Probably every man in Jerusa-
lem, that Sabbath day, would have
agreed that it was all over.
Beautiful, of course, while it
lasted, but it was too good to be
true. Nothing could hope to com-
pete with Rome's cross, the cru-
cifier's nails and the centur-
ion's sword. They had always spo-
ken the last word.
Malice and hate knew no mast-
ers. Evil ruled the world. It had
Then came the miracle of all
history. God spoke again, after
Evil had thought it had rendered
the final judgment. Evil's word
was not the last word! That word
A woman crouching before the
First, improper nourishment that morning means coming to the
noon meal over-hungry. Secondly, there is one third less food
as a result of the unequal mess attendance on that fatal
morning three days before and consequently GI Joe walks out
of chow dissatisfied and still hungry.
Another factor which helped reduce the rations was the
informal habit developed byagoodly number of separate ration
men of "dropping in for lunch." For some unknown reason these
S.R. men couldnotbear to be separated from .their on-the-post
friends at dinner time, not realizing perhaps that they were
by this practise actually taking food from the hungry mouths
of their best friends. Thenew setup has rung the curtain down
on this thoughtless practise.
Certainly the new system poses the threat of inconvenience
to men with indolent appetites since it requires of them that
they pass through the chow line three times daily. Yet if
they, who are decidedly in the minority, do this one thing,
they will by their act have assured full rations for every GI
living on the post. Rations they have always been entitled to,
but for the reasons mentioned have never received until now.
Call it regimentation, but this compulsory mess attendance is
the only solution to the existing evil of reduced rations, an
evil too long with us.
Now that it can be told, it must be confessed that we were
one of the incorrigible offenders, preferring the cozy sanc-
tum of bed to a long walk across the moors. But the prospect
of the hungry faces of our friends staring at us through the
live-long day is too terrible to contemplate and even if it
involves booking passage on a B-24 to take us over the eddy-
ing pools that usually bubble in P.T. Area No. 2 in order to
get our sleepy nose counted, believe us, gentlemen, it will
by done. Possibly the Director of Flying can be encouraged
to inaugurate a daily bed-to-breakfast hop--but until that
memorable day it is incumbent upon the sophisticates that
they walk in order to insure that the innocents will be fed
all that they are justly entitled to under W.D. Circular 208.
That seems only fair.
PFC. EDlVARD T. DELBYCK
<- J (Chapel 5e*rvirCte9
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, Post Chapel........6:30 P.M.
(and any time chaplain is in his
Worship Service.........7:30 P.M.
door of an open tomb heard it
first. It was very early in the
morning, still dark, but the
stone was rolled away from the
tomb and a light such as no man
had ever seen was streaming out.
An angel was speaking.
"He is not here. He is risen"
Death had been overpowered by
life! That which Evil had intend-
ed should end his career had
launched it. From the open door
of that tomb his disciples raced
away to the ends of the earth to
make ancient wrongs right, to
overthrow old injustices, to es-
tablish righteousness among the
sons of men and to preach a
transforming gospel of light.
That day Evil met its doom!
Since that Easter morning it
has had to wait on God for the
final word, for that word rests
with him. It has known its little
days of triumph, but they have
been brief, like a summer thund-
erstorm. The eternal years of God
belong to truth and righteous-
ness. --THE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE
THE TYNDALL TARGET
April 8, 1944
FROM THIS COLUMN A YEAR AO):
"Captain Powers has a nice phil-
osophy concerning his immense
topography. When promoted he
boomed in ominous voice, 'Look
how much of me there is to re-
joicel'....Sgt. Ed Strong of tile
Cloud Hoppers proposes that it
now be called 'Shock' stripe in-
stead of 'Shack' stripe because
of the effect it has on the man
who gets one..."
Although last Saturday was April
Fool's Day, its influence hovered
around most of the week. The
weather man completely ignored
the fact that we are in sunny
Florida and several times at-
tempted to freeze our fool heads
off (those of us who wore khaki)
....Then, too, the week gave
birth to two of the year's better
stories. The first:
Down at the hospital, a GI ward
boy accosted one of his pajama-
clad patients with the comment,
'You know, if I was your age I'd
apply for a CDD.' Then, when no
reply was forthcoming, the GI
asked, 'What do you do on this
'I was sent down here to re-
lieve Col. Stranathn,' said Col.
The other was .this little epi-
sode from Skunk Hollow:
Scene: the mail room. The ord-
erly is busy sorting mail and is
turned away from the window. A
figure approaches the window.
'Any mail for Freudenthal, Wil-
Without even glancing at the
window, the mail orderly in a
flippant tone answers:
'With a name like that you ex-
The figure at the window now
leans farther inside the opening
permitting the mail "orderly to
catch a glimpse of a silver leaf,
THE TYNDALL T
'Would you mind looking to see
if there IS any mail for me?'
'Y-e-e-ss Sir, Colonel!'
(Note: the hole in the floor
through which the orderly wishes
he could fall is quickly re-
Wac Cpl. Kay Courtney, comely
clerk of Headquarters' message
center, may deny it, but we have
irrefutable proof that she has
gone all out for the field's stu-
dent gunners, even to the extent
of purchasing theater tickets for
herself and student gunner es-
corts in order to avoid sweating
out the line, which usually ex-
tends from the box office to Pan-
ama City....The QM bowling team,
which reigns supreme over T/F
kegling competition, may find
victories will come a little
harder these days. Sgt. Clair
Henderson, whose left arm often
contributed mightily to the QM
cause on the hardwood, left re-
cently for 0. C.S. And, as an an-
ti-climax, Johnny Hnylka, team
captain and one of the field's
top pinmen, this week was added
to the casualty list after a
fling at the obstacle course. The
injury was to his arm, but all is
not yet lost, as fellow QM team-
mates observed that it was only
his left arm-and he bowls with
Evenings have been noticeably
quieter at the Officers' Club,
and down on the line B-17s felt
the touch of unfamiliar hands at
the controls. There is a lull in
wisecracks and gags about leaving
Tyndall Field among the pilots
and crewmen--for few of the offi-
cers and enlisted men remaining
did not say goodbye to at least
one good friend, as more than two
score pilots left for overseas
ONE MAN'S OPINION
To the Editor:
In the two and a quarter years
I have spent on this field I have
accumulated a lot of gripes about
this and that as pertains to the
For instance, I wonder how the
Medical Department can have a
clear conscience when they cause
a man to be put on a week's de-
tail for being late for a dental
appointment? The trip to the
dental lab is a mile and a half
across the field, yet 90 percent
of the time you have to wait 45
minutes for the officer to appear
after you get there.
And who can remember when a
medical officer was within 30
minutes of being on time to start
a monthly physical inspection?
And how can you believe you have
been examined when you never know
to what degree of undress he
wants you to be in or whether he
wants you to run by or gallop by?
And why waste valuable man hours
on mass dental exams when any
dogface will tell you that you
have to tell them you have a cav-
ity in order to get it marked on
At what school did they teach
dispensary personnel that all men
on sick call should be treated as
goldbricks unless the broken
boneisprotruding? To me it sees
bad enough to have to be there an
hour or so before the officer
gets there without the clerks
taking out their ill temper on
So much for medical. How about
PX conditions, prices, etc.? Al-
though a PX is allowed to accumu-
late a liquidating fund through
prices, two years seem long
enough at the prices charged here
to liquidate several post ex-
changes. Jewelry seems to be the
only exception to the rule. And
some time ago, prices on ice
cream were raised because it was
being dipped out too freely. Well,
it still is. Why can' t the reg-
ular fountain help be instructed
that ice cream should' t be com-
pressed, that it should be carv-
ed? And since sundae "topping"
usually costs more than the ice
crean, why drown the ice cream in
it? Give less and charge less?
Proper use of measuring equipment
by one or two experienced fountain
girls means the difference be-
tween profit and loss, to say
nothing of the increased serv-
ice. S/SGT. J.S.W.
training last week. Some were T/F
oldtimers, others newcomers, but
to all who left we wish "happy
landings." Perhaps, in the months
to come, Fate may join them with
the gunners they once trained
here, and Tyndall Field pilots
and gunners will battle the enemy
in the skies from the same Fort
Sgt. Bob Vun Kannon and the
Mrs. are grooming a new clarinet-
ist for the post band. The young-
ster arrived several weeks ago
and his musio-loving parents an-
nounced that the minor tipped the
scales at 7 pounds and holds a
howl note well....From overseas
comes word that Major H.M. Clar-
voe, former 69th CO and post ex-
ecutive officer, has been promot-
ed to lieutenant colonel.
The only bivouac story we have
to report is the one about the
GI from Quartermaster who pulled
a six-hour stint of guard duty
because no one relieved him. Af-
ter the third hour he thought he
was the victim of an April Fool
prank. At the end of the fourth
hour he lost faith in the AAF,
and at the end of the fifth he
began to compose a letter to his
congressman. When his relief fi-
nally approached he was ready to
shoot him with the beam from his
Major Alva White, CO of the
Bluebirds, probably has more time
in the air than most T/F pilots
and crewmen but he wears no
wings. His record of more than
1,800 hours was compiled while he
was operating a flying school in
civilian life. However, the Army
requires air hours at the con-
trols of a heavier ship than a
Cub before it issues wings, so
the Major must be content with
his desk pilot rating.
Our hats are off this week to
the 25th Altitude cage squad. The
boys from the pressure chamber
unit won the field's GI court
crown with a record of 12 victor-
ies and one defeat. Several fac-
tors have been pointed out as the
reason for the 25th's success;
two of them were the comparative
youthfulness of their players and
the fact that they have Art Ste-
vens. We'd like to mention a
third factor; the presence of Lt.
Emanuel Marcus, assistant pres-
sure chamber officer, at all
their games in the capacity of
coach and No. 1 rooter. The lieu-
tenant was a familiar sight at
the gym all season long, not only
on the nights his team was play-
ing, but at many other games, and
he was particularly conspicuous
between the halves when he'd step
out on the floor and toss a few
in just to show the boys how it's
done-at his age.
LOST AND FOUND DEPARTMENT: Lost,
one stainless steel, shockproof
Latham wrist watch with gray
leather band in the Post Ex-
change at noon on Monday, April
3. Reward: $5. Finder please
contact Sgt. E.J. Toups, (French
Instructor) Squadron C. Phone
OUR CHOICE FOR THE WEEK: "Lemme
have one of your cigarets, bud,
left mine on the table when I
joined the Army. "
NOW AND FOREVER
Finland is again in the news
only this time the incubation or
the recent peace talks in Moscow
is expected to produce an egg
that can be properly accredited
to the elusive dove of peace. A
Red Easter egg would certainly
lend a lot of color to an other-
wise drab scene, especially if
the Soviets decided to roll it
across the grassless front lawns
of the North countries under Ger-
man yoke. But, rolled, boiled or
fried, that batch of poaching
Nazis in Finland is due to get
scrambled two or three minutes
after the peace egg has hatched.
This week, the honorable land-
owners on Bougainville Island lost
the last of their real estate
holdings as Yanks took possession
of their former estates. The big
island was picked up for a song
from the Mikado and that it was a
real sacrifice is proven by the
several thousand Japanese who
lost their lives while futilely
attempting to pierce the American
lines. In the Admiralty group the
Japs lost a few more of their ri-
parian rights and the Yanks had
only a few hundred snipers to go
to complete the job of extermina-
tion. From unimpeachable sources
comes news that the crews of the
Liberators who are figuring in
the closely spaced raids on Truk
have been heard in the pacific
notes of 'Can't You Hear Me Call-
Now that the greater part of
Tarnopol rests in Russian hands,
Hitler has that much less to rail
about. The big Polish rail city
was breached last Monday by a be-
sieging Red Army advance guard
and the next morning most of Tar-
nopol was under Red control. In
the southwest Ukraine, the Rus-
sian threat to 15 badly hacked
German divisions took on more
form as the noose around them was
given another turn. Only in Cas-
sino did the Nazis have a bit the
best of It, until the Allied guns
trained on their Hotel Des Roses
accommodations, opened up against
the ruins serving them as a hid-
ing place. Big Cassino may be
theirs, but we still hold all
four aces In a deck that has been
stacked against the Germans since
the Allied victory in north Afri-
For what is perhaps the 20th
time in its muddy history, the
course of China's Sorrow, the
wandering Yellow River, is again
being diverted from its present
confluence with the Wei River,
this time to serve Japanese mili-
tary purposes. According to a
Japanese Domei News Agency,broad-
cast picked up by U.S. government
monitors, Jap Army engineers are
turning the Yellow River from its
Wei bed and are deliberately
baby into yet another bed, the
sea near Tientsin. The diversion
would make the highly unnavigable
river run closer to the formid-
able Shansi escarpment, that sal-
ient bulge in Japan's north China
defense system. Indicative of the
Yellow's military value is that
not once has it been crossed in
force by either side. Doubtless
it represents a strategic mili-
tary move but the Japanese people
would do well to regard suspic-
iously any transfer of China's
Sorrow to Japan.
Page 6 TETNALTRE
HERE'S SOMETHING NEW in therapy
going on at the Station Hospital
These days: a convalescent train-
ing program that accelerates re-
In the past, the patient was admitted
to the hospital where he received defin-
itive medical and surgical care for his
illness and was sent back to duty with-
out being prepared physically for the
job. Unit commanders used to say that
when a patient was returned to duty af-
ter a long illness in the hospital they
received a civilian rather than a sold-
ier. Now, for every sick soldier that
they send to the hospital, a healthier
After a sick soldier reaches a stage
in his convalescence at the hospital
immediate steps are taken to begin his
preparation for the day he will leave
the hospital and go back to full duty.
In this manner, the hospital assumes two
responsibilities: first, that of giving
medical and surgical care, and second,
preparing the patient for full duty.
How It Works
In brief, this is how the new conval-
escent training program operates. A sol-
dier on sick call reports to the Station
Hospital to be examined for a recently
acquired injury or illness. In the re-
ceiving room he is given a routine exam-
inat'ion and has his injury or illness
carefully checked by the Receiving Of-
ficer, in this case Lt. John E. High-
land. If the injury or illness is se-
rious enough the soldier will be admit-
ted as a hospital patient and assigned
to a bed in a ward.
Once there, the patient comes under
the immediate medical jurisdiction of
the Chief of Medical Service, Capt. E.E.
Hammonds, or Surgical Service Chief,
Major William L. Pomeroy, who again ex-
amines him and outlines the necessary
treatment. The day comes when the pa-
tient, after having responded to treat-
ment, is ready to be classified for
LASSIFYING THE PATIENT as fit for
physical training is perhaps the
most important single phase of
the C.T.P. since there must be
left no margin for error. As such, it is
entrusted to the Chief of Surgical Serv-
ice, or the Chief of Medical Service,
and they alone decide on the recommend-
When a patient is deemed ready to
start the first set of mild exercises
l aw Theory Has Cut Convalescent
Sfor AAF o"1ital Patients to
;rctlo. of What it Used to Be.
ht*lle, Explains ow the New
Ap'Iptiled in the Tyndall
his bed is tagged with a red card. From
then on he may expect daily visits from
Lt. L.C. Ewing of the Physical Training
Department or one of his trained assis-
tants, for this is the plan in operation
as it was organized by Lt. Harbin Law-
son, T/F physical training director. All
athletic equipment for the C.T.P. is
furnished by the Special Service Office.
A Red Card patient is given one hour
of exercise and ward fatigue daily and
does only those exercises recommended by
the Ward Surgeon. A card stating the
exact exercises to be taken accompanies
every patient. All exercise taken by
this group is carefully supervised and
is consistent with the limitation im-
posed by the injury or disease.
When a Red Card patient makes the ex-
pected improvement he is given a yellow
card and directed to report with his
belongings to the advanced recovery
ward. This ward accomodates the ambulant
hospital patients ready for supervised
physical training out of doors.
As a Yellow Card patient, the conval-
escent's share of the C.T.P. will be a
daily two-hour period of supervised ex-
ercise, outdoor activity and ward fa-
tigue. Exercise for this group is given
according to anatanical limitations such
as upper and lower extremities, abdom-
inal and special cases, and, as before,
is consistent with the limitations im-
posed by the injury or disease. Includ-
ed in the reconditioning program for
this group are moderate arm and leg ex-
ercises, respiratory and abdominal ex-
ercises, with horseshoes and other small
games relieving the monotony.
AY BY DAY the carefully planned
progression of exercises works
its therapeutic miracle. The
strength and health of the Yel-
low Card patient has now been built up
to a point where he is ready for the
final phase of the C.T.P. A green card
replaces one of yellow and he starts the
last leg of his journey toward full duty
The training regimen for a Green Card
patient assures him of a three-hour
daily stint, usually ward fatigue, cal-
isthenics and outdoor activity. Since
this group is composed of patients near-
est the point of recovery, a full exer-
cise routine is followed. However, all
exercise and activity is strictly super-
vised and every patient is timed to pre-
vent over-exertion. Outdoor activities
for Green Card patients include warm up
calisthenics, body building and resis-
tive exercises, and games in the cate-
gory of volleyball and softball. Garden-
ing is also a favorite of the group.
As time goes by, with the aid of the
C.T.P. the physical condition of the
patient steadily improves and gradually
he becomes stronger. At last the great
day arrives. He is told to dress and
take his effects with him and is in-
structed to report to the receiving of-
fice. In a few minutes the discharge has
facilitated, and as good as new, the
ex-Green Card holder reports back to
his organization for duty assignment
This, then, is what the Convalescent
Training program has done for him anc
is doing for today's patients at the
ARTICLE BY PFC E.T. DELBYCK
PHOTOS BY SGT. HARRY YORK -
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THE TYNDALL TARGET
Ready to Be Classified for C.T.P.
"Toward Health, Exercise!"
Tagging the Patient "Red"
"Only This Area Will Be Exercised" "Take a Break"
Pitching His Way to Health
-e ;CT.~-: -' ~ rce
"Heave Ho, You Landlubbers! '
A ril 8. 1944
THE TYNDALI TARAFT
"The Good Earth"
BULL BUYS CAR
Our softball team aspirants are
eagerly waiting for the day to
start practice. We should have a
good team, and any more guardians
willing to play should sign the
list on the bulletin board im-
Our bowling team wonlof its
last three games and splendid
showings were made by Sgts. Scer-
dziak and Wawrzon. Eddie made a
nice score of 218 and has a good
chance to be high average man any
day now. The members of the bowl-
ing team are Gatto, Sasso Hil-
toh and Flasick, besides Scerd-
ziak and Wawrzon.
The orientation classes by Lts.
Bonk and Butterfield are inter-
esting and the men really go for
those discussions. The boys will
argue on anything from the length
of the war to the so-called
"strategical mistakes" by the
Allies or the Axis.
Cpl. Fred Cox, who attended
Guard School at Miami, is teach-
ing now at Troop School at the
Post Theater. He claims that the
,bright lights of the stage are
iery unfavorable to his wrinkles
and make him look a great deal
older than he really is.
Pvt. A. Galilei looks like Buck
Benny now that he's riding the
highway on a motorcycle. He
claims he got his experience )rid-
ing on the merry-go-round at Col-
BANTER: Sgt. Bull, our chief
of police, is going around with
a dazed look on his physiognomy
ever since he bought 1st Sgt.
O'Neil's vehicle.... Pvt. C. Hartz
is rushing Ruby of the Rec Hall
lately. He spends most of his
soare time there talking the poor
girl's ears off....Samuel Keyes
is that way about Sara....Meola
is haunting the water tower and
we know that it's pot because of
the dry weather.... Quite a few
of the boys were awarded the
Good Conduct medal and will soon
he sporting it proudly on their
manly bosoms....Cpl. Brinkley
celebrated his birthday with a
ilarty last Sunday. Many happy re-
turns, buid....C. Spencer is get-
ting letters from Mass. regularly
again....Holbrook has that love-
sick look again....A sight for
sore eyes: our major going to
--CPL. SAM MAROTTA
ENLISTED MEN AT SKUNK HOLLOW GET FULL
WEEKLY PROGRAM OF ENTERTAINMENT
Although far from the
center of the field's so-
at Skunk Hollow do not go
hungry for lack of en-
tertainment. The Special
Service Office sees to it
that the entertainment
3 harder at the Shipping
and Receiving pool is
kept nill. In fact, dur-
ing recent months, seldom
has an evening gone by
without some sort of pro-
grain being presented,
either by GI talent or by
outside professional or
Most popular entertain-
er at Skunk Hollow and
rating high with all Tyn-
dal myen who have caught
her performance is Frank-
ie Perry, Tyndall's own
Ethel Waters. The wife of
Cpl. Australia Perry of
the Medics, she is by far
the most outstanding per-
former at most of the
field's social functions.
Frankde has consistent-
ly shown her willingness
to sing at all soldier
parties and dinners, and
in her snare time she or-
ganized the colored glee FRANKIE PERRY
club and choir which re-
cently gave a series of
programs over WDIP on Sunday evenings. And whenever a social event
is planned for Tyndall's colored troops you can be sure that Frankie
is the sparkplug of the affair's arrangements and entertainment.
Getting back to activities at Skunk Hollow, a glance at the S.S.
schedule reveals that first class feature motion pictures and GI
movies are shown regularly on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
evenings. Wednesday night is usually reserved for a variety show nut
on by T/F talent, while Friday evenings are reserved for "amateur
nights," under the supervision of Wac Pvt. Helen Allbright. In ad-
dition to the regularly scheduled entertainments, rarely a week goes
by without a special event on the order of a jam session by the col-
ored band, boxing show, concert, etc.
The Special Service staff is constantly on the lookout to obtain
the services of any available talent, professional or amateur, for
at least an abbreviated appearance at the Hollow. A typical example
of this was the extra performance staged at the Receiving Squadron
by members of the last USO Camp Show cast. And the highlight of en-
tertainment there was reached several weeks ago when the second per-
fbrmance of the Camel Caravan show, "Monkey Business, was put on in
its entirety. The performers afterwards commented that they had
never before displayed their wares to a more appreciative audience.
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Gunners Rate Weapons
First in Seminar
Another week, another pay-day
and seven days closer to Victory.
These are our accomplishments for
On the latest weekly seminar
rated by the graduating gunners
we find ourselves once more in.
the coveted first place. That' s
the way we like it. That makes
the Weapons Department first 8
out of a possible 12 times this
Our ever-expanding department
now includes school buildings 3,
4, 5, the Malfunction Department
and the Malfunction Range.
Cpl. De Baun, the department
artist, drew some original cards
to put beneath all light switches
reminding all of ps to "PUT THE
LIGHTS OUT. He has a different
one for each room. Some are ex-
Have you ever seen a dream
walking? Well I did the other
night and she was walking arm
and arm with Sgt. Lance. He won' t
take $50 for the secret of his
success, either. The big question
in all of our minds is "HOW DOES
HE DO IT?" --SGT. HARVEY WINE
The bigger a man's head gets the
easier it is to fill his shoes.
TROUTMAN LEARNS ABOUT
TURRETS; AMMO LOADED
AMID GRUNTS, GROANS
The first week of flying proved
somewhat tedious for several Mis-
ters. To stress a,point (and who
doesn't, these days?) we will
take the case of A/C Troutman.
Mr. Troutman seems adverse to
anything that is not self-explan-
atory, and on several occasions
has been known to mentally balk
at the drop of a pin. (No re-
marks!) Anyho-o-o-o-o (like in
the Alps) the flight sergeant had
quite a time .with our little
contraryy cousin. When he made
with the hands (trying to point
out the target) Cadet Troutman
thought they were landing and
climbed out of the turret. "No "
said the sergeant as he gently
pressed a caliber D to his mis-
understanding student's head,
"Firel Fire! Fire!"
"Where' s the extinguisher?"
asked Mr. Troutman.
"O-o-o-o-o, (not like in the
Alps) yelled the sergeant in
desperation as he made for the
On the whole, the class did
pretty well. There were a few who
struggled vainly with their gas-
tric juices and ended up serving
cup time. And there was the back-
breaking job of loading ammuni-
tion, a prosaic task accompanied
by grunts, groans and popping
hernias. But on the whole, the
class did pretty well!!
CAGE TROPHY ADDED
The 25th is happy to proclaim
the good news that we have annexed
another trophy, this time for
basketball.. That makes two of 'em.
The post volleyball trophy has
been resting on the pressure
chamber mantelpiece since last
It was a touch schedule all the
way, and the individual efforts
of every man on the team are ap-
preciated, along with the untir-
ing support of the coach, Lt.
Marcus. The support of 25th root-
ers was noble indeed. Chief Boot-
er: Sgt. Blakeley.
The team celebrated its success-
ful season with a steak dinner
1 ast Saturday night, with all the
trimming's. Sorry, DeVane, you had
to miss it. It was FREE!
The forthcoming tournament
promises some good, fast basket-
ball. And whether we win or not,
we will be in there fighting to
keep our aurels.
Famous last words of Pvts.
Heath and Martin: "I'll get that
giy"...or words to that effect.
Bouquets to Sgt. Urbanic for
his good job of relieving 1st
Sgt. Hill while Hill was on fur-
lough. Hill's familiar feet will
return to the desk about Satur-
dIf you ever want an enjoyable
evening, just get Pvts. Goldstein
and Richardson together and get
then started spinning yarns about
when they were "hot pilots. n They
make the Burlington Liars Club
.sound like a sewing circle.
CAPTAIN. MAY I SEND THESE GERMAN
SOUVENIRS BACK TO THE FOLKS?
THE TYNDALL TARGET
April 8, 19'I'1 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 9
THE GREAT SOVIET offensive in
southern Russia continues to
oil forward in spite of all
the Germans can do. Rumania
has been invaded, southeastern
Poland is in Russian hands and
Soviet troops are within ar-
tillery range of the pre-war
Czechoslovak border. More than
100,000 Germans north and west
of Odessa face almost certain
disaster at the hands of Red
Army forces driving down on
that great port from the east,
north and west. The Germans
are evidently unable to check
the Soviet offensive at any
The capture of Razdelnaya, a
key railway junction just 40
miles northwest of Odessa, has
cut the last German-held rail-
way line leading out of the
Odessa area. The Soviet Black
Sea fleet controls the waters
south of the port, and the
German strategic situation
there is growing more desper-
ate by the hour.
Further to the northwest,
troops of the Second Ukrainian
Army have crossed the narrow
Prut River into Rumania proper
and are attacking the city of
Jassy (lasi) on the west bank.
The remnants of 15 German di-
visions encircled northwest of
Kamenets Podolsk, on the north
bank of the upper Dneister
River, have been encircled and
Still further west, Marshal
Gregory Zhukov's First Ukrain-
ian Armyhas captured Cernauti,
capital of the once-Rumanian
province of Bukovina, and
pushed to within 10 miles of
the border of Hungary (that
part of Hungary which was tak-
en from Czechoslovakia when
Hitler carved it up).
Other units of the First
Ukrainian Army have seized
most of the Polish city of
Tarnopol, are threatening
Stanislwow and Kovel, and are
within 35 miles of Lwow--the
most important railway junc-
tion in eastern Poland.
There are signs that Rumania,
with Russian troops already
inside its border, is ready
and eager to get out of the
war, and that only the pres-
ence of large numbers of Germ-
an troops prevent it from do-
ing so. Reports from neutral
capitals insist that the Ru-
manians have no heart for fur-
ther resistance, and this may
prove of great tactical value
to the advancing Soviet Armies.
The blunt truth is that Hit-
ler is on the run in eastern
Europe, and it seems less
likely every day that he can
stop for long at any point be-
tween the present battle-line
and the border of Germany.
Having completed their cam-
paign to drive.the Germans out
of southern Russia, the Soviet
armies will almost certainly
turn their attention once more
to the northern end of the
still holds Estonia, Latvia
and Lithuania, the northwest-
ern sector of Poland-.and the
area around the large Russian
city of Minsk.
AMERICAN BOMBERS based in Italy
last week lent a helping hand
to their Soviet allies driving
into the Balkans. In quick
succession U.S. bombers pound-
ed Budapest, Bucharest and
Sofia, the capitals of Hungary,
Rumania and Bulgaria respec-
tively. Late in the week the
bombers returned again--this
time to attack Ploesti, the
great Rumanian oil center. But
Ploesti's oil resources were
not the objective on this
trip. Soviet armies were less
than 200 miles away, and the
bombers contributed to the
growing chaos in the Balkans
by smashing furiously at rail-
road lines leading to the Rus-
Bad weather over northwest-
ern Europe hampered Allied
aerial operations against
northwest Germany from Eng-
land. But at week's .end the
weather cleared sufficiently
to allow renewed attacks in
force against the Calais area
on the coast of France.
Statistics have just been
released on the astonishing
record of Allied bombers in
March. The RAF and the USAAF
dropped more-than 30,000 tons
of TNT on Hitler's Germany in
the 31 days of last month.
This means that the average
rate of bombardment was 1,000
tons every 12 hours for 4i
weeks--as contrasted with the
mere 7, 500 tons the Nazis
dropped on London throughout
the entire period of the
"blitz" in 1941. Our losses,
moreover, were on the whole
surprisingly light. About 3
percent of the bombers sent
out failed to return, and just
a little over 1 percent of
their fighter escort was lost.
The Germans lost heavily in
fighter strength, and last
Wednesday RAF Mosquito bombers
were sent over Germany with
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Until late in 1942, it was feared that Iran might fall to Marshal
Rommel's desert army and thus become the junction area for the Ger-
mans pushing through Russia and Egypt and the Japs moving westward
across India. But Rommel failed and Russia held and today Iran is a
transfer arsenal where Americans and British meet Russians on the short-
ened supply route to Europe's eastern fighting front. Historic Iran, for-
merly Persia, is more than twice the size of Texas, has a population of
15,000,000. Its annual output of 80,000,000 barrels of oil provide power
and lubrication for Britain's Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Fleets
and for the planes, tanks and transports of Middle East operations. Its
capital, Teheran, was the scene of the history-making conference of
November, 1943, where President Roosevelt met with Prime Minister
Churchill and Premier Stalin.
the order to hunt them down on
the ground and destroy them
like so many sitting ducks.
LAST, WEEK IT WAS officially
announced that all Jap resist-
ance on Bougainville Island in
the Solomons had ended--thus
closing the long, bitter cam-
paign for the Solomon Islands
which began with our attack on
Guadalcanal in August, 1942.
Forces of General MacArthur's
command also have completed
the campaign to take the Ad-
miralty Islands, north of New
But the real news in the Pa-
cific concerns pew battles on
the sea and in the air. A week
ago a powerful Navy task force
steamed westward to within 900
miles of the Philippine Is-
] ands and attacked the great
enemy bases of Palau and Yap
Islands, at the westernmost
end of the Caroline group.
Last week, Navy Secretary Knox
announced that this task force
had sunk or damaged every Jap-
anese ship in the harbors of
Palau and .Yap. Our own losses
apparently yere light.
Possibly as a measure of
protection for this naval op-
eration, American bombers car-
ried out a series of heavy at-
tacks against Japanese bases
at Truk, Ponope, Kusaie, and
other places in the central
and eastern Carolines. Our new
air bases, at Eniwetok in the
Marshall Islands and on Manus
in the Admiralty group, are a
terrible threat to the Java-
nese in the Carolines, and
henceforward they will never
know whether our aerial at-
tacks may not be followed up
by land and sea assaults on
their bases in.this area.
Other violent raids were
carried out against Wewak and
Hollandia, on the northern
coast of New Guinea. At Hol-
landia, every one of the 228
Japanese planes at three air-
dromes there was destroyed.
Finally, theNavy has announced
the occupation of several more
atolls in the Marshall group--
islands which had been cut off
from supply or reinforcement
since .the American attack on
Kwajalein in February.
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TWO SUNRISE SERVICES
TO GREET EASTER
The personnel of Tyndall Field
will greet the dawn of Easter
Sunday with two sunrise services,
held simultaneously at 6 a.m.
A Protestant service will be
held on the student P. T. and
drill area under the leadership
of Chaplain W.P. Fulmer, post
chaplain. Special music will be
provided by a brass quartet from
the Tyndall Field band, composed
of: first trumpet, Pfc. Jesse
Alexander; 2d trumpet, Sgt. Aub-
rey Feaginr baritone, T/Sgt. Wil-
liam Coultrap, and trombone, Cpl.
John Register. The chorus of the
30th Aviation Squadron will also
participate. Chaplain Taft A.
Franklin will read the Scripture,
Chaplain Albert J. Gray will lead
in prayer, and Chaplain Fulmer
will bring the Easter message.
The service will be broadcast
over a public address system.
At the same hour a military
High Mass will be celebrated by
Chaplain William J. Dorney on the
ramp in front of the PIM hangar
near Post Operations on the line.
The Mass will be sung by a choir
composed of enlisted men and Wacs
I der the direction of Sgt. Thom-
as Maloney and Pvt. Robert Job-
'son. Lt. Mary Kilian will be the
soloist. Officers of the post
will form a guard of honor for
the mass which will be served by
Capt. Edward J. Egner and Sgt.
Kenneth J. Beznoska. These cere-
monies also will be broadcast
over a public address system.
There will be no mass in the Post
chapel at 8 a.m.
Col. John W. Persons, command-
ing officer of the field, and his
staff are cooperating with the
chaplains in these services, as
is the Department of Training,
Col. William H. Hanson, director.
In the event of inclement weath-
er, the protestant service will
be held in the Post Chapel and
the Mass will be celebrated in
the Post Theater.
KNOW YOUR PLANE
DESCRIPfIOI: Four-engine heavy
bomber constructed as an all-
steel, high-wing monoplane with
hydraulically operated tricycle
landing gear and bowler flaps.
Deep-bellied fuselage, twin tail.
The crew varies from to 11 men.
DI E ISIOJS: Wingspread: 110 feet.
Length: 68 feet 4 inches. Height:
17 feet 11 inches. Tread width:
25 feet 7j inches. Wing area:
1,048 square feet. Approximate
maximum weight: 60,000 pounds.
POWER PLAS : Four Pratt & Witney
R-1830 14-cylinder, 1,200 hp
engines with turbo superchargers.
Hamilton Standard 3-bladed auto-
matic control full-feathering
PERPORMANCO: Rated in 300 mph
class. Approximate service ceil-
ing over 30,000 feet. Tactical
radius of action up to 75) miles
(normal mission). Has carried
out many long-range missions.
BOMB LOAD: 6,000 pounds.
ARHAMSI: Ten or more 50 caliber
guns: 2 in nose turret; 2 in up-
per turret; 2 in lower turret; 2
waist guns; 2 in tail turret.
PROfECTfIO: Armor for all crew
members in battle stations from
rear and partially from front.
Leakproof tanks, and bullet-proof
Easter Outfits Being Readied; Cavallero Gets
Citation For Excellent Work In Mail Room
Well, tomorrow is Easter Sunday
and most of the boys will be
stepping forth, resplendent in
their crisp, snappy suntans and
with their best girl friends, if
they are lucky enough to have
We have not mentioned our stel-
lar bowling team very much late-
ly, but they are doing a grand
ob as their standing in the
Our basketball team wound up a
most successful season last week
in their regular schedule, but
there are to be some post series
games, so let's try to attend.
Coach Heidema has announced that
the players he will use in these
games are: Neill, Hunt, Klein-
feller, Eeisinger, Martin, Mas-
sey, Ruane, Compa, Schultz and
Paul. Incidentally, Clyde Hunt
has been one of the stars during
our regular season and also one
of the top scorers on the field.
S/Sgt. Mitchell finally got his
long awaited wish that he could
go through gunnery school. Talk-
ing about schools, the entire
headquarters staff is going three
nights a week to administrative
school and if some of you men in
other departments think you have
it tough, you can Pake an example
from them. I haven' t heard one of
those men gripe about the fact
that they have so much to do*,
they are certainly setting a fine
Another man in our squadron who
is doing a fine job is Cpl. Ca-
vallaro, our mail clerk. I've
been in several squadrons, but he
is without a doubt the most ef-
ficient mailman Ihave ever seen.
We would like to offer our best
wishes to Cpl. Fern Schultz and
S/Sgt. Ralph Boyes on their ap-
proaching wedding, next Sunday
at the post chapel.
ffINGS IfHA PUZZLE US:
What that new solution is that
Cpl. Gamble is using in an effort
to have curly locks, if it doesn' t
work, Cpl., you can ask Van Fleet
what he used.
Why they call Sgt. Fitzsimmons
the "Crisco Kid. "
Why S/Sgt. Wannarka hasn' t a
Section VIII from trying to keep
all his men happy.
Why hasn' t S/Sgt. Franklin a
sense of humor to those "it hap-
pened on Thursday" jokes?
Our squadron is obtaining an-
other new pool table to. add to
the enjoyment of the men in an
effort to make our dayroom one of
the finest on the field. That's
all for this week, Chillunl
Your typist, S/Sgt. Mullin, ad-
mits that SSgt. Franklin won
three games (ping-pong) on payday
from him. "My consternation was
boundless until I discovered that
I was playing with my left hand. "
S/Sgt. Franklin has been going
around, grinning like a Cheshire
Cat, but nobody would believe his
tale of conquest, so here is your
official vindication; make the
most of it.
--S/SGT. JOHN C. BENZ
WIN "E" FLAG AGAIN;
SEVERAL HIGH SCORES
MADE ON RANGES
The bombardier and navigator
trainees in squadron D, formerly
known as squadron A, still have
Tyndall Field's "E" flag flying
in front of their orderly room.
The men won it fbr the second
consecutive week in last Satur-
day' s inspection. Incidentally,
they also copped the honors at a
retreat parade a week ago.
The future crew members are now
in their fourth week of gunnery
training here and several have
made impressive records in their
range work. However, plenty others
haven' t done so well and in the
first two days a few "goose eggs"
Two of the best scores were
chalked up by Bruce Davis, who
fired a 226x400 with .30 calibers
from a turret, and Robert More-
man, who shot BD5x200 on the .50
caliber handheld range. Inci-
dentally, Davis followed up his
56 percent record the next day
with only 2 percent on the hand-
held range, a 5x250.
John L Snyder scored a 212x0l0,
Tom Farrell a 167x600, and Carlan
F. Bailey a 128x400 on the turret
The men have been doing equally
well with the shotgun, and the
first day at least two, Kenneth
Reichert and William H. Anderson,
fired 47x50 on the tower range.
The latter missed his first three
shots but went on to wind up the
day with a bang.
Incidentally, one of the bom-
bardier trainees, Charles f.
Beene, believes machine guns may
be harmonized with their sights
just as well without the barrels
as with them. The first day Beene
handled a .30 caliber on the tur-
ret range he lined up his guns
perfectly and then called an in-
structor to check his work.
"Hell, man, you haven't even
got a barrel in that gun," the
And sure enough .on a second
look Beene discovered the barrel,
along with the other groups, had
been removed the night before for
cleaning. He had been sighting
down the jacket.
William H. Liebeknecht, one of
the cadet group officers, showed
a little unexpected eagerness the
other day and fell out for physi-
cal training, one of the few
times he has taken it since hit-
ing the field. It seems that his
job on the group staff usually
cuts in on his P. T. period.
And the sane fellow, along with
one of the squadron's permanent
party men, spent several hours
the other evening sifting sand
under some of the structures on
the obstacle course. They admit-
ted they were looking for poney
that might have fallen out of
men's pockets but were a little
hesitant to say just how much
James Ogle, cadet officer in
charge of the third flight of the
squadron, has made arrangements
by which the men "staying on the
ball" during the week are re-
warded with an extra open post
on the night prior to their free
day. The plan has met with much
success and already a difference
may be noted in their marching
and in the speed with which they
meet their various formations.
pass on this coPy of The
Target as soon as you've
read it, or before Placing
it in the mails. Our cir-
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in order to conserve kpaer
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Page 12 THE, TYNDALL TARGET
POST BASKETBALL CHAMPS
TO BE DECIDED IN
With the league crown safely
tucked away, the 25th Altitude
cagers last night strengthened
their bid for the Post title in
the elimination tournament by
downing a fighting quintet from
the Medics, 44-37. The Medics
held a three-point lead at the
half-way mark, but Chuck Sprowls,
high scoring 25th forward, took
matters into his own hands in the
closing half and found the basket
fbr 14 points after being held to
a lone marker in the opening pe-
riod to clinch the game for the
boys from the pressure chamber.
Stevens of the 25th also account-
ed for 15, while Eugene Maxwell
was the big gun for the Medics
with 12 tallies.
The victory put the low pres-
sure cagers in the quarter-final
round of the competition, with
the Redbirds as their opponent on
Tuesday. The Financiers won their
opening tournament contest when,
with the moral and material sup-
port of Lt. C.Q. Morgan they
downed the Group I cagers by a
36-34 score in a game which saw
the lead see-saw throughout the
last half and the Financiers win
the contest as Anderson scored
the all-important bucket seconds
before the final gong.
Another close tussle was the
contest between the Guardians and
the QM courtmen in which the
Guardians fought their way beyond
the first round by virtue of a
33-32 win. Squadron E, rated the
best of the student outfits, had
little difficulty in eliminating
squadron C as Granack, Houck and
Gentry paced the "E" attack with
33 points among them to give
their team a 47-21 triumph.
The "E" men face the PT Officer
quintet on Monday in a contest
which should be one of the sea-
son's best. Spectators will have
an opportunity to see Lt. "Mac"
McDaniel of the PT staff liter-
ally play two games at once. The
diminutive court player is one of
the PT team's leading scorers and
is also the coach of the squadron
Quarter-rinal and semi-final
tournament contests are scheduled
for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day, with the finals set for Sat-
907th ..... .. 12 3
348th. ....... 11 4
446th ........ 9 6
349th. ....... 8 7
40th . . 6 6
69th ........ 6 6
25th ....... 7
Medics ....... 7 8
Ordnance ..... 7 8
932nd . ... 2 10
350 th . 2 10
Last Week's Results
69th 2, 907th 1.
Medics 2, 40th 1
446th 3, 350Lth 0
348th 3, 349th 0
Ordnance 2, 932nd 1
Miller, 907th. ..... 191
Bubp, 446th . . 187
Wellman, 350th.. ... 181
Kocur, Medics. . 181
Aurgisman, Ordnance. 181
Neilson, 25th. . .. 180
List, 349th. .. . 179
Usher, 907th ....... 179
Hnylka, 907th. ....... 179
DeCarlo, 446th . .. 177
HIGH SINGLE GAME
Wellman, 350th, and Neilson,,
THREE GAME HIGH
Kocur, Medics, 629.
T/F DIAMOND SQUAD TO NEET COAST GUARD
AND SHIPYARD NINES IN PRACTICE GAMES
Tyndall baseball fans will get their first glimpse of the
field's diamond talent on Wednesday and Friday of next week.
Lt. Stan.Drongowski, post athletic officer and coach of the
Tornadoes, announced that the T/F squad will engage in prac-
tice games against the local Coast Guard and Shipyard nines
on those two days. The contests are scheduled to begin at 5
p.m. and will be played on the post diamond behind the PX.
Getting off to a late start in their training, the two prac-
tice games are expected to provide the T/F batsmen with ample
competition and give Coach Drongowski an opportunity to make
selections for the various positions in preparation for the
trip to Eglin Field on the 16th. However, the coach emphasized
that all positions are still open and urged prospective play-
ers to attend the daily workout sessions.
Probable hurlers for T/F in the games against the Coast
Guard and Shipyard nines will be Fledman, Uzonyi, Duffy and
Glasser, with Alien and Dangler handling the backstop assign-
The Tornadoes will, meet their first major opponent of the
season on home grounds on Sunday, April 23, when the Napier
Field squad arrives from Dothan, Ala., for the first leg of a
home and home series.
o AI UIl Through Thursday
FINANCE (36) GROUP I (34)
Anderson __-__ 3 Martin_-__--_ 1
Emanuel_______ 0 S. Brown___--- 5
Moore-------_________-- 8 McGoan 17
Mullin_____--- 11 Bentley ...___ 0
Johnson___ 0 Blethen... 5
Morgan-------________ 2 Brown, L ,_.-_ 4
Collins ______ 2 Moore--------- 2
932ND (33) 907TH (32)
Shasteen ---- 2 Moffitt .-----14
Talbott 6 Harris -------- 3
Richards 9 Naples-------- 6
Hitt ______ 2 Mita ----- 0
Wrigt-________8 James-_-_._._- 7
Moulard ______ 6 Gregory ---____ 2
MEDICS (36) GROUP II (24)
Maxwell _____ 10 Verhulat _____ 8
Lites ------_ 0 Boatman ---- 6
Jackrel __---___- 6 Riley -------- 5
Zelenick ____10 Leeper ------- 2
Matonak---_-__ 2 Rumsas---- 0
Tarr_ 5 Marshall .... 3
Sollon --..... 3
Gowland 1 I
Thurman ______ 2
Hughes ....... 3
SQ. E (47)
Gentry _____- 12
Trader ~~. 4
Fl annigan ..
SQ. C (21)
349 t- 6
Inst. Sq.,_____ Zil 2
D. Knepper, Ord___ 191 1(
Stevens, 25th... 159 1'
Coon, 344th 158 1;
Friedman, 40th.. 154 11
Hunt, 348th_____ 151 1i
Moore, Finance 128 11
S. Knepper, Or_-:- 128
Kooy, 932md 124 9
VanCott, 40Ef--- 116 9
Black, 69th 115
Mitchell, 932na:_ 110 9
Ravenscroft, 69th 109 8
Brenner, 350th_.. 102
Sprowls, 25th 98
Jsckrell, Medics.. 95
Ordnance 529 points; 348th 528;
40th 500; Medics 456; 350th 453;
69th 468; 932nd 454; 25th 402;
Inst. Sq. 291; Finance 409; 344th
324; 446th 265; 349th 303; QM
Results This Week
25TH (47) MEDICS (36)
Sprowls ______1 Jackrel_ 3
Blakean-----______10 Lites 6........
Stevens _____ 21 Maxwelll .12
Scott -------- 0 Zelenick_ ... 7
.Kendall .._____ 1 Keltner .__ 0
Devans________ 0 Sollon....._ 8
350TH (52) 907TH (26)
Brenner 8 Smith_ 2
Dodglas------- 8 Harris .. 6
Prysi _____--------- 4 Mita 0
Burgess_______ 9 Jones-- ___-10
Simpkins_ 5 Gregory 8
Cap awana --- 2
Dick ---- 2
348TH (44) 932ND (29)
Hunt 13 Moulard 5
Schultz___ _- -5 Kooy ---------- 2
Lawton______ 12 Mitchell 4
Compa ----- 2 Talbott :-: 1ll
Kleinfeller 6 Wright_:____ 6
Paul_--------- 6 Lake__- __- 1
40TH (41) 69TH (30)
VanCott______ 13 Ravenscroft 2
Wagner_______ 4 Smith 0
Fried an____ 13 Galasso 2
Boswell_____ 7 Black_ 18-----
Brown---_______ Sills ~.. 6
Mors________ 3 Loudis 2---------
Brown__ __ 6
Myers -.- __. 4
Lamb __-----___ 0
Morrison -____ 2
Hannan __ 3
349th won by forfeit from Inst. Sq.
Group 1 4 1
Squads 4 1
P. T.______ 4 1
Techs 2 3
Admin. 1 4
Group II__ 0 5
Techs 5 0
p.T. 4 1
S qu a&s 2 3
Group II 2 3
Admin. 1 4
Group I 1 4
lo Leading Scorers
Points Per Game
Johnson, Techs .... 136 15.1
McDaniels, PT ......_______. 120 12.0
Sayre, PT 100 10.0
Glasser, Squads .... 92 18.4
Gibbons, Squads .... 84 8.4
Moore; Admln ........ 74 7.4
Urick, Techs _..._- 66 13.2
Ewing, PT_____......... 65 9.2
Topperwein, Tecis 64 10.4
Green, Squads_____ 61 6.1
Tournament Competition Mon-
day Through Saturday.
T/F VS. COAST GUARD
Wednesday, 5 P.M.
-- POST DIAMOND
T/F VS. SHIPYARD
Thursday, 4 P.M.
ALTITUDE COURTMEN WIN
LOOP CROWN; ORDNANCE
TAKES SECOND PLACE
The curtain rang down on the
inter-squadron basketball league
last Monday night and taking
the bows out in front were the
members of the 25th Altitude
Training Unit squad. Standing by
and ready to take over as under-
studies were the Ordnance court-
men, who captured second place
honors in the competition.
The scramble for third place
was a three-way affair with the
69th, 350th and 348th quintets
crossing the finish line each
with a record of 9 wins against
4 defeats. A leading contender
for the crown almost from the
start were the 69th cagers, but,
faltering in the closing stages,
they lost a chance for an unfet-
tered claim to the third slot
when they bowed to the Gunner-
makers in the finale on Monday
night by a 41-30 score. Dick
Black paced the 69th scoring with
a total of 18 points, most of
which were made in the first
half. Sharing offensive honors
for the 40th were Van Cott and
Friedman, each with 13 tallies.
By virtue of their win the Gun-
nermakers drew up into a fourth
place stalemate with the Financ-
iers. The 349th and the Medics
wound up sharing the fifth posi-
tion, with the Guardians, Mess-
men, Instructors and White Flash-
es finishing below them ;n that
A glance at the league's indi-
vidual scoring records reveals
Ordnance's Dan Knepper as the
league's leading marksman with a
total of 191 points in the 13
games. Runner-up for the scoring
trophy was Art Stevens of the
25th with a total of 159, while
close behind was Neil Coon of the
Mess Squadron with 156.
In winning the league crown the
25th courtmen were thrifty in
their scoring as the final sta-
tistics show that they ran up a
total of 402 points for the sea-
son as compared to the Ordnance's
529 markers In fact, the pres-
sure chamber men rank eighth in
the total team scoring bracket.
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
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.--Movies, ColoredRec Hall.
12:30 P.M.--Special Service Non-
Com Meeting, Post Library.
7 P.M.--Protestant Choir Rehear-
sal, Post Chapel.
7 P.M.--Variety Show, Rec. Sq.
8 P.M --G.I. Dance, Rdc Hall,
Permarent Party Only.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8 P.M,.--GI Dance, Rec Hall, Stu-
8 P.M.--Dance. Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
7:30 P.M.-SIOA Club (EM's Wivesa
Special Service Office.
7:30 P.M..-Boxing, Receiving Sq.
8 P.M.--Movies, ColoredRecHall.
SA TURDA Y
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
TH ETYNDALL TARGET
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COCIO SCORES QUICK KNOCKOUT OVER MORAN
IN TUESDAY NIGHT BOXING SHOW; T/F RING
TEAM FACES HEAVY SCHEDULE
Meet Marianna and Pensacola
Boxers in Home and Home Series
Lt. John Gueder, the chief whip cracker at No. 2 PT area,
sighed and shook his head as Manuel Cocio climbed into the
ring. "I've never yet seen anyone last more than a round with
him, the physical training officer said.
He still hasn't. Cocio slapped a right to the head of Vic
Moran, 166 pounder from the Medics who climbed through the
ropes with some 40 amateur fights behind him, and knocked him
out in not more than 30 seconds. It was the windup bout of
the weekly fight card Tuesday
night at the Post Gym, a card
which although abbreviated in
duration was long in action.
Cocio, of course, is the 350th
light heavyweight-short, stocky,
he tips the scales at 170 pounds-
who represented Tyndall Field at
the Golden Gloves tournament in
Chicago a few weeks ago. There
doesn't seem to be anyone any-
where in this vicinity who can
standupunder his powerful blows.
It took just one of them to send
Moran bouncing to the floor.
The Cocio-Moran bout was the
third of the evening, out of a
total card of six fights, to pnd
in a knockout.
Joe Valko, 132, of the 344th
drove louis Gersten, 135, squad-
ron C, to the floor in the second
round of their bout, smashing a
succession of hard rights and
lefts across throughout the fight.
John Marzulla, .a husky little
146 pounder from Massachusetts
attending gunnery school, drew
cheers from .the crowd for the
g aneness he showed against Joe
Ippolito, 145, of New Jersey, who
had the edge of experience, but
the cheers didn't do him much
good. Marzulla was durable and
took a lot of punches early in
the fight with little apparent
effect, but finally in the second
roe. 1 a hard one to the head,
topping off a series' of blows to
the ribs, sent the youngster back
to the dressing room.
.'Charles Blankenship, 147, of
Ordnance, and Nick Renieri, 146,
squadron C southpaw, fought to a
draw in the semi-final. Renieri
had a powerful left which knocked
Blankenship to. the floor momen-
tarily in the first round, but
Blankenship was the aggressor
throughout the rest of the bout
to make up for It.
Billy Joplin, 165, squadron F,
got an unpopular decision over
Leonard Cohen, 160, of squadron
C. Joplin packed a good punch--
at least he did early in the
fight--but Cohen was the better
boxer, andinaddition the latter,
a Brooklyn boy, was in far better
conditionthan his opponent, who
comes from Texas. Joplin probably
couldn't have made It through an-
other round. The bout was rough
and fouls were numerous.
Olin Wilthoft, St. Louis, 868.
pounds, and Wilmer Brownell, 84,
of Florida, drew in the.opener.
Tyndall's boxing team has a
busy four weeks ahead of it. On
Friday, April 18, the T/F pugi-
lists go to Pensacola to meet the
best of the combined naval sta-
tions in that city. The Tars come
here the following Friday, April
21, in p return match. On Tues-
day, April 25, the Tyndall ring
men exchange blows with the Mari-
anna boxers at Marianna, and then
on Tuesday, May 9, the Marianna
squad will invade the post gym
to complete the home and home
STUDENT GUNNER WINS
GULF COAST GOLF
Jim Gantz, former golf pro at
the Concord Country Club in New
Hampshire, now a student gunner
at Tyndall, was the winner of the
Gulf Coast Golf Tournament at the
Panama Country Club last Sunday.
His score of one under par nosed
out Curtis Bryan from the Pensa-
cola Naval Air Station, one up.
Louis Broward, of the T/F Medi-
cal Detachment, won the conso-
1 action tournament.
Bob Ford, Panama Country Club
pro, announced the affair a suc-
cess as an unusually large field
competed despite inclement weath-
er. Prizes were awarded to win-
ners in each of the six flights
as players were matched with men
of equal ability.
In the quarter finals, Bryan
won from Broward, one up; Lee
from McDowell of Eglin Field, 3
and 2; McDonald from N.AS. won
over Larsen of Tyndall, 2 up, and
Gantz defeated Kosinski of Apa-
lachicola, 4 and 3.
In the semi-final round Gantz
won from McDonald, one up, and
Bryan from Lee, one up.
Gantz, who has been golfing
for more than 10 years, is from
Lancaster, Pa. He has been in
the service for 14 months and
arrived at Tyndall after complet-
inglowryField s armament course,
having previously been eliminated
from cadet flight training.
Sgt. Si Moye, tournament mana-
ger, announced that in view of
the success of Sunday' s tourna-
ment, arrangements are already
under way for similar competi-
tions in the near future.
My roommate inquired
About my sweetheart Bess,
He asked me, 'Is she a nice girl?'
And I answered, 'Moraless.'
G. I. Court Winners
Proving that basketball is still a young man's game, the "beard-
less wonders" of the 25th Altitude court squad downed the Medics
last Monday night to win the inter-squadron basketball championship
with a record of 12 wins against one defeat. The only team to best
the pressure chamber men was the 350th Commandoes, who turned the
trick three weeks ago by a 36-32 score.
Pictured above are the youthful members of the 25th's court squad.
Standing, left to right, are William Kercher, Joe Devane, Art Ste-
vens, Brad Colburn, Robert Schriner, Randall Shriber, Bill Green-
berg, Charles Sprawls and Lt. Emanuel Marcus, coach. Kneeling, left
to right, are Carroll Blakeman, William Scott, Lyle Kendall, George
Lines, Clinton Chandler and Robert Martin.
Take Second Place Money
Close on the heels of the champion Altitude quintet were the Ord-
nance courtmen who finished up in second place with a record of 11
and 2 in the inter-squadron hoop league. Spearheads of the ordnance
attack throughout the league play were the Knepper twins, Sam and
Dan, who confused the opposition with their similarity and fast
breaks. Dan Knepper was the league's highest scorer, with a total of
Posing for the cameraman jn the picture above are the meTbers of
the Ordnance squad. Left to right, standing, are Jim Buccallato,
manager, Jim Manderson, Leon Stevens, Frank Capiello and Jim Snod-
grass. Kneeling, left to right, are Sam and Dan Knepper (your guess
is as good as ours) and Sam Ridulph.
W.O. JOHNSON BREAKS ALLEY RECORD WITH 267
Lt. W.O. Johnson, rolling in
the lead-off spot for the Bell-
ringers, provided most of the
fireworks in the Officers' league
as he turned in a beautiful 267
in his first game for one of the
highest counts ever recorded on
the local alleys. He had nine
strikes in a row, but his first
ball in the 10th frame left the
No. 10 pin, and he missed the
The Bellringers went on to win
two from MOQ, but had to release
their hold on second place to the
Gremlins, who smeared Group 11
three in a row. The Snafus inched
up a notch by whitewashing the
Retreads, 3-0, and Group I's
champs continued their winning
habits by retiring the Sluggers,
The Gremlins fell 11 pins short
of rhgh single game in their
first try as they posted a 922,
but they kept plugging to rack up
a 2658 series for a new team
high. Lt. Raisch set the pace for
the night at 565.
Won L os t
THE TYNDALL TARGET
April 8, 1944
Relaxing before going down for 'chow'
Cliff Stiles presents Dixie-Sherman keys
First top-ranking Tyndall graduate
gunners to receive the expense-paid
weekend in town were T/Sgt. William
Dilworth of Chicago, who was chosen as
Gunner of the Class (44-14), and Cpl.
Leonard B. Davisson of Larkspur,Calif.,
whom Dilworth selected as his companion
for the weekend.
On this page is the camera record,
made by T/Sgt. John Mitchell, of the
gunners' two-day tour of Panama City
at the expense of various local merch-
ants and businessmen.
In addition to the free accommodations
pictured here, the boys received meals
at the Dixie-Sherman; $5 in cash from
Steadman Hobbs, president of the local
transit company; several rounds of golf
and lunch at the Panama Country Club;
the "works" at the Post Barber Shop;
cleaning and pressing service courtesy
the Post cleaners, and soda fountain
concoctions of their hearts' desire at
walgreen's, Childs', Johnson's, Adams'
or Daffin's drug stores.
Sipping 'shakes at Daffin's apothecary
Bud Davis welcomes gunners to Ritz Theater
Bill Dilworth talks golt with Bob
Ford, Pro at Panama Country Club
Standerfer Jewelers presents new wrist watch band
Free phone call home courtesy of USO