TYNDALL FIELD, FLORIDA
VOL. 3, NO. 16.... APRIL. 15, 1944
NEW DRIVE FOR WAR BOND DEDUCTIONS GETS UNDER WAY
on Losing GUNNERMAKERS WIN POST COURT CROWN
"I know everybody wants
to be on a winning team"
With those words, Col.
John W. Persons, commanding
officer of Tyndall Field,
launched a new War Bond-
drive for this station last
Tuesday morning when 25 "Min-
ute Men, representative of
every department, met with the
colonel to discuss plans for
the new campaign.
The new effort is dedicated
lifting Tyndall Field's
vilian War Bond participa-
tion in the payroll savings
plan from 72 percent to an
amount over the 90 percent
mark, which is the approved
minimum as set down by the
Treasury Department for all
civilian employee organizations
throughout the country.
"Right now we're on a losing
team, Col. Persons said,
"with only 72 percent of our
employes participating with an
average payroll deduction of
8 percent. I know. everybody
wants to be on a winning teem,
and I assure you that we can
make Tyndall Field a winning
team If we all pull together.
Practically every station in
the Fourth Service Command has
gone over the top, and I am
confident we can do it here."
The "Minute Men" were told
about the new system of deliv-
ery of bonds set up by the
,commanding officer, which pro-
ies delivery within 10 days
ter pay-day, and this im-
provement is expected to sat-
isfy every employee that the
payroll savings plan is the
best way to buy bonds.
"The civilians working on
this field are just as good
Americans as anyone else, the
colonel remarked, "and in my
opinion all they have been
waiting for is a concrete plan
of distributing bonds that
they could be sure of. They
want to buy bonds to help the
country, and they are entitled
to receive those bonds as soon
as they pay for them. "
The new campaign, as formu-
lated by Capt. R.S. Salley and
Lt. A. T. adka of the War Bond
office, and Major R.L. McCul-
lough and Capt. C.E. Harris
of the Civilian Personnel Of-
,I.ce, includes plans for a
S Int "Bond-o-Meter, which
.11 be placed at the main
gate to record the progress
of the drive. In addition,
the "Minute Men" will be kept
informed by a "Minute Man Bul-
letin," which will describe
all highlights of the cam-
The Tyndall Target also has
made plans to run pictures of
the individual' "Minute Men"
in subsequent issues, as well
as a running account of the
All civilian employes who
are not yet buying bonds on
the payroll plan are urged to
contact one of the following
"Minute Men" and sign up to
(Continued on Page 10.)
COLONEL PERSONS OPENS WAR BOND DRIVE
"From last in the command to tops in the command" is the
keynote of this picture as Col. John W. Persons, commanding
officer of Tyndall Field, outlines plans to increase the mil-
itary and civilian War Bond participation in the payroll
savings plan with officers of the War Bond and civilian per-
sonnel sections. From left to right are Lt. A.T. Radka and
Capt. R.S. Salley of the War Bond office and Capt. C.E. Har-
ris of the Civilian Personnel Office. Major R.L. McCullough,
Civilian Personnel Officer, is away on leave.
TYNDALL MAN GIVES
BLOOD TO HELP
Pvt. Adolph Lopez, of the
40th, is one of several blood
donors who have helped to save
the life of a Panama City
child who has lain in a hospi-
tal for three mnda half months
suffering from serious burns.
This was disclosed this week
by the doctor who is treating
the child, Judine Childree,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Childree of Panama City. The
girl narrowly escaped death on
December 30 when the housecoat
she was wearing was burned off
and her body terribly seared.
Pvt. Lopez, who works in
Phase Checking, and several
other soldiers went to the
hospital and volunteered to
give their blood after hear-
ing of the child's condition.
The girl has had a total of
five blood transfusions since
she was burned. Both of her
parents are employed at the
SANDWICH PRICE DROPS
Concrete results from a re-
cent meeting of the Special
Service Non-Com council at
which Col. John W. Persons,
commanding officer, was an
interested listener to com-
plaints voiced against various
conditions on the field ap-
peared at the PX this week.
The price of egg sandwiches
dropped from 15 cents to a
The high price of sandwiches
and some other PX articles
were among the subjects dis-
cussed at the meeting.
PAPER SHORTAGE FORCES
OF THE TARGET
Had you heard about the
This week it affected the
Target, and this somewhat
abbreviated edition is the
The change in the front
cover is, we hope, tempor-
ary. However, the five-col-
umn style gives us 25 per-
cent more room for news and
pictures and if it meets
with acceptance it will be
continued on the inside
Pfc. Al Feldman, above, stu-
dent gunner of Squadron E,
will be the starting Tornado
hurler tomorrow afternoon when
the T/F diamond squad meets
the Egl in Field nine at the
Fort Walton ballpark. The 19
year old right-hander is from
Brooklyn. Tomorrow's contest
will be the Tornado's third of
Next Sunday, the Tornadoes
will meet their first major
opponent of the season on home
grounds when they play Napier
Field here. The game is sched-
uled to start at 2:15 P.M.
Finis Snowden, with 26 points,
Sets Tourney Scoring Record
as 40th Cops Title, 64-37
Failing to score on their distance shots and unable to
pierce the 40th's inner zone defense, the 25th Altitude quin-
tet bowed to a superior GOnnenraker five in last night s bask-
etball tournament finals by a score of 64-37. Finis Snowden
and Sid Friedman paced the Gunnermakers to the post champion-
ship with 26 and 21 points, respectively, while Art Stevens,
Charlie Sprowls and Carroll relinquished. At the end of
Blakeman accounted for the the first period they held a
pressure chamber scoring with 149 edge over the Altitude
15, 10 and 10 markers. edge over the Altitude
15, 10 and 10 markers. cagers and at half time were
Close to 500 court fans in front by a 29-16 score. Af-
watched the Gunnermakers put ter numerous unsuccessful pas-
up a staunch inner'defense and ses to Stevens in the "hole,"
and a brilliant offense as the 25th ourtmen were forced
Pete Collodi, coach of the to change their strategy of
post team, provided numerous play and Stevens worked from
scoring passes from his guard the sides. However, the results
position. Snowden, who was one of the. change were negligible
o'f the post team's leading for the pressure-chamber men
scorers, was sizzling on the as none of their men could find
offensive and his 26 points the range f~m beyond the foul
broke Art Stevens' record of line. Meanwhile, the GMs con-
24, made Thursday night, for tinued their merry scoring
high individual scoringhoors pace and at the end of the
Among the spectators of the third quarter the scoreboard
championship game was Col. showed the leading, 46-25.
John K Persons, post command- showed th leading, 4 -25.
er. Following the contest, The Altitude cagers went dowr
Colonel Persons awarded tro- fighting and lost little pres-
phies to the winning teams of tige in defeat. Their oppon-
the tournament and inter-squad- ents, the Oinnermakers, boast-
ron league, and gold basket- ed a line-up which included
balls to each member of the four post team veterans and
Gunnemnaker ad Altitude Train- they used the advantage of
ing quintets Sgt. Dan Knepper their experience to the fll-
of Ordnance received the high est.
individual scoring trophy for Last night's contests marked
his performance in the inter- the close of the most success-
squadron league. He rang up a ful intra-field basketball
total of 191 points in the 12 competition in Tyndall's brief
league contests. history. More than 300 games
In the consolation contest were played with some 7,000
last night, a vastly improved enlisted men and officers par-
Squadron E quintet had little ticipating as players and
difficulty In downing the Ca- spectator es
dets. The Kor twins, a smooth s.E (x6) sc DETS (37)
pair of handlers, and Andy Orannack.... 19 Fitzgerald... 3
Granack sparked the "E* men Luby ........ 1 stroud......
Kor W......14 Dossett.....
to a 55-37 triumph. Granacic ouk ...... 2 Hemert ...... 0
Jennings::.. 0 James...........
accounted for 19 points while Kenny....... I Robertson.... O
each of the Kars found the Kor, D...::*. very ........
basket for 14 tallies. Charles Ga rugean
Stroud, Gene James and Herb 4OTR (64) 25TH (37)
Snowden ..... 26 8prowla ..... 10
Avery were the big guns for vancott..... 4 artin.......
the Cadets with 10, 8 and 8 Friedman ..21 Blakean....10
Boswell..... 0 Shriber..... 0
points, respectively. Lawton...... 9 tevens..... 15
The Gunnermakers, in the Collodi..... o Kendall...... 2
Cacherio..'.. 2 Hastings..... 0
tournament finale, got off to Brown....... Shriner...... 0
an early lead which they never wagner...... 2 Scott........ 0
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
12:30 P.M.--Record Concert,
12:30 P.M.--A&R Representative
Meeting, Athletic Office.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
7 P.M.--Special Entertainment
8 P.M.--Dance, USO
8 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec
6:30 & 8:30 P.M.--USO Show,
12:30 P.M.--Special Service
Non.Com Meeting, Post Library.
7 P.M.--Protestant Choir Re-
7 P.M.--Variety Show, Receiv-
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent Party Only.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
8 P.M.--Dance. Colored Rec
8:30 P.M.--Movies. Receiving
7:30 P.M.--SIOA Club (EM's
Wives) Special Service Ofc.
7:30 P.M.--Boxing, Receiving
8 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
QUESTION: IN THE SPRING, A
YOUNG MANIS FANCY LIGHTLY
TURNS TO THOUGHTS OF LOVE.
TENNYSON. HOW DOES SPRING
BY DELBYCK AND YORK
CPl. Quinton Yebb, 69th, Vilming-
"At the coming
of Spring I find
4o myself with a much
Sharper eye for
the pretty girls
and feel like mar-
rying allof then
What a feeling"
Col. Charles Tarrant, 932nd,
"I'd like to
pick up a .22 and
go off somewhere R4
in the woods for
a little hunting.
Somedays I would
Cpl. Harry Bardi, 69th, Portland,
"It fills me
with a desire to
romam the countrv-
side and witness
THE BEST OF THE WEK: Old maid We sat through a tormented meal identification by the sergeant of
to the other old maid visiting a at the Post Cafeteria recently, the guard.
nudist colony: "Oh, my! Isn't staring at the uniform and the *
that Fanny Brown?" insignia, unsuccessfully trying No matter who won the post
to guess the wearer's rank and basketball crown last night, the
Laugh at superstition if you Army affiliation. Finally, we members of the Ordnance quintet
want to, but go easy if you have left our table and walked over to can take pride in the fact that
a tendency to belittle the power the "mystery man" and politely their organization was behind
of the AER coin box on T./F's demanded an explanation. With an them 100 percent, and showed it
Wishing Bridge spanning the walk amused smile, "Mr." T.C. Bechtel by their mass attendance at all
between Headquarters and the Fi- informed us that he was connected Ordnance games...Fans attending
nance Office. According to Capt. with the 3rd Air Force, as his the tournament games at the Post
C.F. Brunner, builder of the insignia indicated, in the capac- Gym last Tuesday night were
bridge, anyone dropping a coin ity of a technical autanotive ad- treated to an exhibition of
in the box and ringing the bell visor. He is "on loan" to the 4th marksmanship between the halves
may make a wish and be reasonably Service Command and is working of the second game when Lt. Kath-
sure of that wish coming true. with the T/F Ordnance Detachment. erine Holmes of the Nurses Corps
Two weeks ago, Jim Gantz and sev- The triangular insignia is that stepped out on the floor and shot
eral of his friends crossed the of a non-combatant, and his uni.- seven straight baskets with .the
bridge and each dropped a penny form that of an officer, but he skill and ease of a professional,
in the box. The wish that each is not rated as an officer. He We don't know whether to credit
of these student gunners made explained that he is one of the P.T. or previous experience for
was that Jim Gantz would win the 1,000 automotive advisors now her performance, but it certainly
Gulf Coast Golf Tournament. He working with the Army and that was amazing.
did. the question of their rank or *
grade has never been clearly de- Lt. Radka, formerly of Marianna
The sight of an unfamiliar uni- fined. Air Base and recently appointed
form or insignia always arouses assistant to Capt. Reed Salley,
curiosity. Lately on Tyndall The bivouac story of the week post war bonds officer, is all
Field you may have espied a man concerns the corporal of the enthused over the new speed-up
wearing what appears to be an guard who went out to check on system on war bond deliveries.
officer' s uniform, but without his men and failed to return. According to an announcement made
bars. And on his left sleeve you After a length of time had elaps- this week by Col. Persons, bonds
may have noticed the 3rd Air ed, Post 8 called for the corpor- will be delivered within 12 days
Force insignia and a large, al of the guard and the officer, after purchase and Lt. Radka has
white, blue-bordered triangle be- of the guard sent out the serg- sworn before the bar (his gold
neath it, with the words "U. S. eant of the guard to answer the bar) that he will personally de-
Army" inscribed in the triangle, call. At Post 8 the sergeant of liver the certificates of free-
the guard found the corporal of dom.
' a I* fl T I r f Ji tthe guard under arrest, pending (Continued on next page)
^QT and paint nature's \
beauty. Some days
are so darned nice
I feel like going over the hill. V
Fvt. George Bodo, Moosup, Conn.: POST
"At the first /,. Today, 'THE YOUNG IN HEART,'
signs of Spring I Doug Fairbanks Jr., Janet Gaynor.
feel like getting Sun., Mon., 'FOUR JILLS IN A
a fishing pole and JEEP,' Carole Landis, Martha Raye.
arook trout mea o Tuesday, 'MONKEY SHINE,' USO
brook trout and Camp Show.
then in the eve-
ning indulging in Wed., Thurs., 'MEET THE PEOPLE,'
a little moonlight parking. Dick Powell, Lucille Ball.
Friday, 'LADIES COURAGEOUS,'
Loretta Young, Diana Barrymore.
Pvt. John O'Connor, Sq. C, Ports-
Isouth, Va.: RI TZ
"Spring gets me Sun., Mon., 'STANDING ROOM ONLY,'
to thinking about Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray.
civilianlife when Tuesday, 'Hi Good Lookin',' Har-
I used to play riet Hilliard.
baseball all day, Wednesday, 'THE PHANTOM LADY,'
and in the eve- Ella Raines, Franchot Tone.
Sings I'd m dano Thur .
ngand walking wth my best Th ., Fri.,'Lifeboat, Wlliam
girl. Bendix, Tallulah Bankhead.
Saturday, 'SUNDOWN VALLEY,'
Grove Carroll, 932nd, Late how, SULLIVANS,' Ann
lando, Pla. Late Sho:, 'E SIVANS,
"In the Spring Baxter, Thomas Mitchell.
I want to findmy- PANAMA
self n the stand Sun. Won ., 'THE CROSS OF LOR-
of a Florida ball RAINE Jean Pierre Aumont.
park watching a
big league base- Tuesday, 'THE PIED PIPER,' Monty
ball team doing Woolley, Ann Baxter.
its stuff in one of those good Wed., Thurs., 'ROAD TO MOROCCO,'
old pre-season exhibition games. Crosby.-Hope--Lamour.
Fri., Sat., 'FUGITIVE FROM SON-
It's a Small World ORA,' Don 'Red' Barry.
Kwajalein Atoll (CNS) -Ma- Late Show, 'APACHE KID,' Don 'Red'
rines were in the process of mop- Barry.
ping up here when out of a dug-
out ran a Jap yelling: "Don't A Y
shoot. I've got a brother in Brook- Sunday, 'THE LADY IS WILLING,'
lyn." Fred MacMurray, Marlene Dietrich.
Mon., Tues. 'MY SON THE HERO,'
Roselle, N. J. (CNS)-in order 'Patrick Kelly, Roscoe Kearns.
to save a little gas, Joe Trojano- Wed., Thurs. 'TIMBER QUEEN,
wicz drove his car along the New Richard Arlen, Mary Beth Hughes.
Jersey railroad tracks. He picked
up four flat tires, was arrested, Fri., Sat., 'HEART OF THE GOLDNV
fined $218 and had his license WEST,' Roy Rogera. 'I ESCAPED
FROM THE GESTAPO. *
Star of Pic at Post Theatei
Sends Best to Guys at Tync
(Starring in tonite's revival of 'The Young In He
art i at t
heart' at the
April15. 9'P~THE TYND2ALL TARGET
TYNDALL TALES (Cont.)
Wac S/Sgt. Jo Bottini is re-
ported to have come to a parting
of the ways with other members
of the T/F WAC Det. over Jo's re-
cently acquired feline pet,
"Spawn,' and "Baby" as he was
successively named. It seems as
though the girls wanted to give
the kitten a still better name,
and were very indiscreet about
discussing the matter before non-
members of the detachment.
T/Sgt. Dick Hunk of the Post
Mess Office and spiker of re-
nown on the volleyball courts,
brought the girl from back home
down to Panama City last week and
exchanged vows before the altar.
Tyndall bade goodbye to one of
its veterans last week when it
was announced that CWO Dan Howell
was transferred to Maxwell Field.
As a former enlisted man and
first sergeant on this field, Mr.
Howell proved his administrative
ability and earned the respect of
the men of all ranks with whom he
worked. His reputation did not
diminish with his appointment to
the rank of a warrant officer,
and he pursued his new duties as
chief clerk and later as assis-
tant post adjutant, with further
credit. On behalf of his many
friends here we wish him well on
his new assignment. We will long
remember him as a good friend and
soldier, and will never forget
his pet phrase on army life,
'It's hard-but it's fair!$
I don't know whether the Tar-
get' s Letter to the Editor column
is open to officers, but the
matter which I am about to dis-
cuss affects the officers, en-
listed men and civilian personnel
of this post. 4
We are all, by this time,
familiar with the Army's and the
nation's conservation program.
Among the more important cammodi-
ties to be conserved are articles
of clothing, and I believe the
personnel on this field are doing
their best to cooperate with the
conservation program in this
However, our best efforts are
being nullified in a most dis-
couraging manner. I am referring
to the treatment our clothing is
receiving at the hands of the
post laundry. Buttons are being
torn off with a vengeance, hq#es
are being made with the indis-
cretion and ferociousness of a
dog digging for a bone, and serial
numbers are being stamped all
over the clothing with the reck-
less abandon of a drunk painting
a town red.
We realize that buttons may
come off accidentally, that holes
must be made in socks, and that
numbers must be stamped for
proper identification, but is it
beyond the realm of possibility
to exercise care and caution dur-
ing the process?
Socks which come back from the
laundry resembling a tow target
returning from a successful mis-
sion can be worn or salvaged by
the enlisted men, but for the
officers there is no alternative.
They must wear then since replace-
ments cannot be purchased, par-
ticularly at the PX, where the
only socks on sale are not'in
keeping with Army regulations.
We can replace torn buttons,
* GUNNER OF THE CLASS *
Third Oinner of the Class at
Tyndall Field to receive the ex-
pense paid week-end visit to
Panama City is Pvt. Maynard Ken-
ney, top man on the graduating
list of Class 44-16. Kenny is a
native of Dansville, N.Y., where,
after completing his high school
education, he was employed as a
hydraulic press operator fbr fbur
and a half years, until November,
1943, when he was called Into the
The 25 year-old gunner received
his basic training at Miami Beach
and was then assigned to Tyndall.
He lists his training on the skeet
range as the most interesting
part of the gunnery course, and
names hunting and fishing as his
Here are his gunnery records:
Cal. 50 99% Moving Base 66%
Turrets 96% Sighting 88%
Skeet Range 85% Tower Range 78%
Jeep Ranges 20.5%
LT. O'BRIEN, VETERAN OF 26 MONTHS AT HAWAII
AS AN ENLISTED MAN, PRAISES P.T. AND PART
WACS ARE PLAYING IN WAR
"The only reason I'm alive to-
day is because I could run faster
than my buddy, says Lt. John F.
O'Brien, veteran of a 26-month
"hitch" as an enlisted man at
Hawaii with the field artillery.
Lt. O'Brien, a recent graduate of
the Miami Beach O. C. S., is now a
gunnery instructor on one of Tyn-
dall's moving target ranges. "If
a soldier doesn't believe that
physical training can mean the
difference between life and death,
he' d better make sure he's carry-
ing the full limit of GI insur-
ance before he goes into combat-
his dependents are going to need
it," said Lt. O'Brien in further
stressing the importance of phy-
sical stamina in battle.
In discussing events at Pearl
Harbor on December 7, 1943, the
lieutenant related how the men in
his company succeeded in bringing
down a Jap plane with machine gun
fire. After the Japs left,
O'Brien said his crew worked for
56 successive hours in perfecting
camouflage, digging slit trenches,
pulling guard and loading guns.
Among the buildings damaged by
the Japs at Hickam Field was the
PX, which, the fourer GI recalled,
was built almost identically like
the one at Tyndall Field.
When the boat which brought
O'Brien back to the "States" en-
tered the San Francisco harbor,
he and his buddies were waiting
to disembark with heavily laden
barracks bags, but the sight of
the Golden Gate and the familiar
scenes of an American city made
the boys feel as though the bar-
racks bags strung across their
shoulders were stuffed with
feathers. "I saw my first Wac at
Fort Mason in San Francisco, said
the lieutenant, with a gleam in
his eye, "and she certainly was a
pretty thing to see. In fact, I
married a Wac, and without being
biased, I want to go on record as
saying they're doing a damned good
jobt" "There are some GIs,' con-
tinued the gunnery instructor,
'who don't appreciate the Wac's
part in this war, and show it by
their disrespect. But something
tor those who belittle our Wacs
to remember is that almost 80%
of our GIs are draftees, while
every member of the Wac is a
Before the Target reporter
could ask him any more questions,
Lt. O'Brien, who incidentally, is
a native of Boston, Mass., was
out of his chair and on his way.
It seems that the only reason he
dropped into the Public Relations
Office was to get a priority on a
telephone for his residence.
we can wear or salvage torn socks,
and can even wear shirts and
trousers with our serial numbers
proudly displayed on the back of
our collars or on our pocket
lapels, but frankly, we feel that
tit isn't necessary.
*An Irate Officer
To the Editor:
The inauguration of the "cour-
tesy card" system should go a
long way in keeping officers and
enlisted men on their toes as far
as military courtesy is concern-
ed. I understand that officers,
too, havebeen issued the courtesy
cards, but that these officers'
cards can be "picked up" only by
a ranking officer. Why? A
breach of military courtesy is a
breach of military courtesy, re-
gardless of whether an officer or
an enlisted man commits it. If
an officer is guilty of a breach
of courtesy in the presence of an
enlisted man certainly the offi-
cer should be subject to the sane
reprimand meted out to an en-
listed man under reversed condi-
Consider this case. Granted
that walking around with your
hands in your pockets is a most
natural tendency, it is still
"verboten" in military circles.
Yet, on several occasions an
officer has walked over and re-
primanded a group of GIs for
carrying their hands in their
pockets and this same officer,
-while addressing the men, has a
hand in his pocket and even
walks away from the group with
the hand still in his pocket.
Under the present ruling, the
enlisted men are left SNAFU and
lose their respect for the offi-
eer, the courtesy system and the
Army's sense of justice.
With the capture of Odessa by
the forces of Gen. Rodlon Y. Mal-
inovsky's Third Ukrainian Army on
Monday last, history has repeated
itself. For once before, in 1918
during the siege days of March
13-27, has the flag of the German
Fatherland flown over the port of
Odessa. Then as now, the city
was retaken by the Russians to
cap a series of brilliant engage-
ments in the field. Now that
Odessa has slipped from German
authority, the enemy's position
in the Crimea becomes untenable
and automatically places in
jeopardy the lives 6f an estimat-
ed 100,000 of Rumanian and German
troops. Thus German hopes for a
final victory must retreat deeper
into the twilight zone with each
conquering foot of the present
The sinister hand of Nazism
reached out across the Mexican
border this week in an unsuccess-
ful attempt to snuff out the life
of Manuel Avila Camacho, Presi-
dent of the United States of
Mexico. Masquerading in a Mexi-
can Army uniform the would-be
assassin fired one shot at the
President, the bullet piercing
the President's coat and vest
without harming him. Police
examination uncovered the assail-
ant's connection with the cause
fanatic and he was later sent to
a military prison to await the
further pleasure of the military
authorities. South of the border
is no place for the contrabrand
ideologies that National Social-
ism is trying ao desperately to
smuggle across, nor is anywhere,
for that matter, as Hitler is
finding out for himself.
A recent war communique re-
leased by General MacArthur's
Headquarters states that the Jap-
anese have abandoned Gasmata on
the south coast of New Britain,
and are in full retreat to the
Gazelle Peninsula at the north-
west tip of the island. And
presumably with the speed of a
gazelle. Evacuation of this im-
portant air and supply base by
the Nips involves a considerable
loss of face for them beyond the
power of any lame excuses to re-
pair. But the enemy has lost
more than face oa New Britain,
.for there are at least 10,000
Japs who have lost all interest
in the war and have gone to join
their honorable ancestors, thanks
to the Yanks who expedited their
Every hour and on the hour the
skies over Europe open to receive
the great air fleets of the United
Nations going and coming from
their secret rendezvous with the
enemy. Night and day the sweet
song of their engines choruses
through the watchful heavens and
the dropped notes of the bombs
rock a city, lulling it into
oblivion. This week, the RAF and
the U.S. 9th Air Force in concert
visited the cities of Orleans and
Bourges in France and performed
also over Melsbroek, near Brus-
sels. It was an encore perform-
ance, redounding to the credit
of the entire cast, for when the
final curtain fell it could not
completely hide the havoc back-
ONE MAN'S OPINION
What's Yours ?
Ap ril 15. 1944
THF TYlObll TIRGFT
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ON BEING BORED
Tine, to the nation as to the individual, is nothing absoLute;
its duration depends on the rate of thought and feeling.
--John William Draper
What to do in the off duty hours is the rearing bugaboo that
confronts many GIs having a few hours or a Sunday to do with as
they please. A common. sight is that of GIs apparently with time
on their hands, wandering aimlessly all over the post in search
of something to fill the empty hours. As such, they constitute
a problem to themselves and to the Service, for surely a healthy,
interested attitude is the real hinge of a soldier's morale. It
may well be that having investigated the Army's province of diver-
sions and that after a score of dissatisfying trips to town, a
soldier might, upon surveying'himself in the morning glass, decide
that he 1 s bored beyond his army years. Well, boredom is not
peculiar to the Service, soldier, for it has been attacking civil-
Ians with alarming regularity ever since the stone age
War naturally limits people in the things that they would like
to do. It closes many avenues of formerly enjoyed escapes for
them. But it also breeds a greater consciousness of the value. of
existing pleasures and leisure pursuits.
Let's face it honestly without losing the power of a single
minute's griping. Granted that army life lacks the furbelows and
and trimmings of civilian existence, it is generally lived in
comparative security and usually to the complete exclusion of the
tension that goes along with being a civilian. Also, it safe-
shields the individual from any possible criticism of his part in
the war and satisfied complacency is only too often a result. It
would seem therefore that these are major among the influences
that promote boredom. Understandably, there are such things as
too much security--too little challenge. Somehow, the people who
live in London and Leningrad escaped ennui, but are all of them
alive today to tell how they did it?
These simple pleasures that are, soldier, enjoy them while you
can. For even as you begin turning in your quest of more beguiling
things, somewhere is a soldier long from sight of home who would
give a year' s pay to be in your shoes for a night.'
Remember this next time that old feeling threatens. While we
may sigh after days that were, we still must live the days that
are. Time, soldier, is a rationed commodity-accordingly, make
the most of your share of it.
'Everyone loves a hero. His
mother is proud of him .
His wife or sweetheart loves
him more His country re-
members him gratefully .
His friends are glad to know'
him His enemies respect
Brave heroes in battle are
not too infrequent. Despite
the fact that the bravest man
is often afraid, courage is
common. Why? Many men are
afraid to be afraid. Surround-
ed by their friends, they dare
not show their cowardice. They
know there is no retreat, and
that they must stay and fight,
supported by the courage of
their associates, upheld by
their fine equipment, their
contempt for the weakness of
their enemies, carried along
by the hot passion of battle,
its excitement, with consequent
forgetfulness of danger.
Let's look at the hero in
another great battle: Jesus
His mother is proud of Him
but everyone else is
calling Him a failure, a de-
ceiver, a villain. His coun-
try is throwing Him off as a
traitor. His friends are
afraid to admit they know Him.
His enemies have Him complete-
ly in their power.
He was the greatest hero
that ever lived, but few
thought so then. He was fight-
ing all alone-not a soul but
Mary to help Him. He could
have retreated after Gethse-
mane, but He didn't. He faced
the Passion alone. His com-
rades all deserted Him, and
there was no hot passion of
battle to give Him courage-
just grim pain that must be
borne alone. The excitement
was all on the part of His
And he died. The terrible
last charge of the devils went
up Calvary. They were deter-
mined if they could not beat
Him, they would make Him pay
for His victory. Apparently
His enemies the sinners
of the world, all of them,
What was He fighting for?
All the things we claim to be
fighting for-life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
He wanted to win them forever
by beating back sin, crushing
evil, winning the world for
His Father, making it a place
--@ (chapel Sertirt tr
Sunday School, Post Chapel.9 A.M.
Worship, Colored Rec Ha11..9 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel......10 A.M.
Worship, Skunk Hollow.....10 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel....7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting......7:30 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal..........7:30 P.M.
Mass, Post Chapel..........8 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater........ 10 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel......11:15 A.M.
Mass................... 5:30 A.M.
(and any time chaplain is in his
Worship Service.........7:30 P.M.
where decent men can live and
decent women can go about un-
He did win this Hero
of Heroes .
And then .
The very men who are sup-
posed to be the heroes of the
world try their best to undo
What of the fine aviator who
is a hero in the air and
on the ground too weak to keep
his hands off the body and
soul of some woman God meant
to be the mother of human be-
What about the fine soldier N
who is so brave on the battle-
field, but of whom any dirty
tongued man can make a coward
with a filthy story or a rot-
ten song, who is strong enough
to fight a brave fight but
not strong enough to control
What about the brave man in
uniform who can beat the Ger-
man or the .Jap, but is a push-
over for the Devil. Who can
take an enemy town but
who upsets' the plans of Jesus
Christ to make the world a
What about the man who says
he's fighting for life, liber-
ty, and the pursuit of hap-
piness-and kills the life of
grace in his own soul and in
the souls of others? who
uses his liberty to undo the
work of Christ? who
makes the world a place of
vice and sin?
KNOW YOUR PLANE
DEOSRIPTION: Twin-engine medium
bomber constructed as an all-
metal, midwing, land monoplane.
Twin tail, tricycle landing gear.
Crew of 5 or 6. Manufactured by
North American at Inglewood, Cal-
ifornia, and Kansas City, Mo.
DIMEISIONS: Span, 67 feet, 6
inches. Height, 15 feet, 9
inches. Tread width, 19 feet, 4
inches. Wing area: 610 square
feet. Length, 51 feet, 11 inches.
Approximate weight, 35,000 lbs.
POWER PLANf: Two Wright R--2600
air-cooled radial 14-cylinder
1,700-hp. engines, with 2-speed
turbo superchargers. Hamilton
Standard 3-bladed, hydromatic
PERPORMANCE: Rated in 300-miles
per hour class. Approximate ser-
vice ceiling, 25,000 feet. Tact-
ical radius of action--400 miles.
BOMB LOAD: 2,000 Ibs.
ARMAMENy: Attack version: 1x.75
mn. cannon. 14x. 50 caliber mach-
ine guns, including four in power
turrets. Bomber version: Reg-
ular bombardier nose, no cannon,
PROfECTION: Armor for all crew
members at battle stations.
STHE TYNDALL TARGET
,=_NE WEEK OF THE WAR1
j~i~~L~ i ,April 9 -15 '
ON OCTOBER 16, 1941, German
troops entered the great Rus-
sian city of Odessa. Last week
In those two sentences is
contained the essence of the
war between Germany and the
Soviet Union. In 1941 the
Germans entered Odessa as con-
querors. Last week when they
abandoned the city, they were
on the way out of Russia for
Odessa is the fifth largest
city in the Soviet Union, and
its largest southern port.
The nation that controls Odessa
to a large extent controls the
Black Sea as well. For this
reason alone the recapture of
Odessa is a great victory; but
when we remember that Odessa
was -- with the exception of
Minsk -- the only large Soviet
city remaining in German hands,
its fall takes on significance
far beyond even its military
The recapture of Odessa. com-
pleted the isolation of more
than 100,000 German and Ru-
manian troops still holding
out in the Crimean Peninsula
far to the east. The Crimea
has been in German hands since
September 1941. The westward
drive of the Soviet armies
isolated these troops from all
land communication several
months ago. The fall of Odessa
has now also cut them from
easy sea communication with
German forces on the mainland.
The Red Army was quick to
take advantage of this situ-
ation, and last week three
separate Soviet forces drove
swiftly into the Crimea from
the north and west. The Ger-
mans made no serious attempt
to stop them, and by Wednesday
they had crossed more than
half the distance to Sevasta-
pol, the largest city in the
Crimea. Other Soviet units,
under the famous General Yere-
menko (of Stalingrad fame) had
driven the Germans completely
out of that long neck of land
in the eastern Crimea known as
the Kerch Peninsula. The Ger-
man High Command cheerfully
explained that "German troops
disengaged themselves in hard
fighting toward positions far-
ther south." But the cold
truth is that the Russians are
overrunning the Crimea at a
rate that has hardly been
equalled in any other stage of
the Russo-German war.
Farther to the northwest,
Soviet troops of the First and
Second Ukrainian Armies con-
tinue to smash forward at an
impressive rate. The Russian
city of Tiraspol, one of the
two river crossings left to
German troops east of the
Dneister, was captured in mid-
week. West of the encircled
Rumanian city of Jassy, Soviet
forces drove forty miles dir-
ectly into Rumania, while other
Russian troops pushed across
the prewar border of Czechos-
lovakia (an area now occupied
IN THE PACIFIC last week,
Japan's "invincible" armed
forces got another taste of
America's growing air power.
The great Japanese fortress of
Truk in the Carolines was
pounded repeatedly from our
bases in the Admiralties and
on Eniwetok in the Marshall
Islands. Other violent at-
tacks were launched against
Wewak and Hollandi'a on the
northern coast of New Guinea.
The theater of war in this
area is moving steadily west-
ward, and the Caroline Islands
--once far beyond the striking
range of our fleet and air
force -- are now in the geo-
graphical center of our mili-
tary operations. We shall
hear more of the Carolines be-
The fog-bound, mist-hung Aleutian Islands string out a thousand miles
across the north Pacific from the coast of Alaska to Asia. Attu, last whistle
stop on the line, is farther west of Portland, Ore., than Portland, Ore.,
is west of Portland, Me. The Japanese, who early in the war seized Attu,
Agattu and Kiska, have been driven away and the Aleutians once again
are occupied by the U.S.A., providing stepping-stones in the essential
United Nations supply routes across the Pacific to Soviet Russia.
Land action in the Pacific
was confined to New Britain
where after months of bitter
resistance the Japanese de-
fenses suddenly collapsed like
a punctured balloon. Early in
the week the Japanese abandon-
ed their air base at Gasmata
on the southern coast and be-
gan a hasty retreat northeast-
ward toward their great bas-
tion of Rabaul. American sol-
diers and Marines are in hot
pursuit of the fleeing enemy,
and it appears that before long
the land battle for Rabaul it-
self will begin.
LAST WEEK British-based
American heavy bombers struck
deep into the easternmost part
of Germany -- beyond Berlin,
fore this' phase of the Pacific and in one case even beyond
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series of heavy raids the Amer-
icans struck successively at
Poznan in Poland, Marienburg
in East Prussia, and Rostock
and Warnemund on the Baltic
Sea coast of Germany. The raid
on Marienburg marks one of the
deepest penetrations of the
European continent yet made by
bombers based in Great Britain.
Violent air battles raged over
the Baltic Sea several times
during the week. Our losses
were considerable, but not out
of proportion to the number of
bombers participating in the
attacks. The German Luftwaffe
suspended its recent policy of
sitting on the ground long
enough to come up and quarrel
with our formations. It was a
bad idea -- on one raid alone
over 120 were shot down.
IN FAR OFF BURMA last week,
indecisive fighting continued
between the British defenders
of eastern India and Japanese
forces converging upon the
Indian border city of Imphal.
Several times the Japanese
seemed within reach of an im-
protant strategical success --
the cutting of our rail supply
lines in eastern India. But
by the week's end the British
seemed to have stopped the
Japanese drive, at least tem-
porarily. In Washington, Sec-
retary of the Navy Frank Knox,
declared that he did not con-
sider the invasion of India
particularly serious, since
the Japanese forces involved
are relatively small.
Ap r i 15, 1944
THE TY14DALL TARGET
THE TYNDALL TARGET
SHOWING THE APPROXIMATE BATTLE-LINE as of
April 12. Soviet forces have captured the
great Russian seaport of Odessa, and are in-
vading the Crimea from the north and west.
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THE EOYS FRlM TYNDALL TECH
We're the boys from Tyndall
The guys that God forgot.
For we're stuck here in Florida
\Nnd left alone to rot.
We're the boys from Tyndall
The guys from Operations.
We sure would like to be the
With Civilian Occupations.
We're the boys from Tyndal3
From the fighting Quarter-
We'll survive the sand of
And eat it if we after.
We' re the boys from Tyndall
The jerks that roll the pills.
We'll heal your cuts and
d cure your many ills.
When this old war is over,
We'll all be nervous wrecks,
For we spent our hitch
Down here at Tyndall Tech.
--Sgt. Ji sie Htaionds
MATRIMONIAL ARMY BEING
-MOBILIZED; BOWLING ACE
"Sho' nuff Hon, this is 'M
Day' for You and Me--and I don' t
mean Mobilization, With all the
confirmed used-to-be Benedicks,
pulling such turn-coat stunts as
Atkinson did last Saturday night
and Leonardi is doing tonight, it
sure looks as if the 907th is
mobilizing a matrimonial army.
Jack swiped Meryl Gordy, one of
the QM lovelies, and Primo con-
vinced that winsome Wac Agnes
Stefanchich to say "I db." Ah
Spring! It' s a wonderful feeling.
The fates turned the tables on
Johnny Hnylka when they "bowled"
him over the obstacle course and
he cane out with a fractured arm.
Too bad, John. Get well quick.
We can' t afford to have our bowl-
ing team star laid up. Mean-
while, if Miller keeps up that
190 average it looks as if he'll
cop the second half of the league
touranent by himself.
Sgt. Springer can' t keep his
mind on the job because he's
waiting for Mrs. Springer and
planning a three-day pass trip
with her--hope you have a good
time.. Guess Cpl. Naples is tak-
ing those rumors about ratings
seriously. He was spotted Satur-
day night practicing up on his
cadence by marching such ranking
men as Sgts. King, Andrews, Raney
and a few measly Cpls. and Pvts.
According to Cpl. Marie Hed-
lund, Pensacola is a "cute" town,
but not half as cute as that Gob
from Jersey. Unt A renegade de-
serting the Army for the Navy...
Gold hoarding is against the law
but not for Savino; he's current-
ly flashing a large new gold ring
--gift from the heart back home--
and in a few days he'll be flash-
ing a big gold smile with all the
gold he'll have in the set of new
molars he's getting.
A fast glimpse--very fast-at
Ramey' s new portrait of himself
,explains why the Hollywood heroes
are worried. Welcome to Capt.
Worrell, new QA officer, and fare-
well and good luck to Capt. Gund-
Hollywood (CNS) Violinist
Hrach Yacoubian filed suit for
$20,250 against a local restaurant.
He charged that a steak he bought
there was so tough it lacerated
Minneapolis (CNS) When
Carl Moe pleaded not guilty to a
drunken driving charge, Judge
Earl J. Hines expressed willing-
ness to disqualify himself, ex-
plaining that he had seen Moe
brought into police headquarters
and that he was so drunk "he al-
most fell on his face." "We plead
guilty," Moe's attorney hastily
amended. "Fifteen days," said the
1 acn tud Mr. Jones on their tem-
porary assignment at Gulfport.
Thanks to Lt. Goldsmith, the
mess personnel and the fellows
who are contributing time and
labor, our mess hall should
gleam like a dining palace with
its new coat of paint. It makes
us all more appreciative of the
food, service and advantages in
That's about all for this week
--someone else better take over
for next week--so long and re-
gards and wish us luck,
-fl 1kt N-r
AH SPRING!... AH SALLY!!... AH!!!
Cook, in Bomber, Bombs
Japs With Garbage
Southwest Pacific (CNS)-An
unnamed GI cook, connected with
a bomber outfit here, has a swell
system of making the Japs lose
face. He bombs them with gar-
The cook, taken on a raid with
a Liberator squadron, stood at the
open window of the plane and
ladled out slops on the Japs while
the bomber dropped its load of
South Pacific (CNS)-Two rel-
atively harmless Curtiss Scout ob-
servation planes are credited with
wrecking a Japanese bomber and
killing its crew in a report sub-
mitted by Cmdr. William R.
Smedborg, of Washington. Cmdr.
Smedborg said the planes "appar-
ently panicked the Jap bomber"
and caused it to crash.
Good Thorough Job
India (CNS)-With two officers
and three sergeants doing the su-
pervising and three privates do-
ing the work, a service company
started fumigating its latrine. The
job was a complete success. Not
only was the latrine fumigated
completely, but it also burned
Detroit (CNS)-Two women
fainted and several others were
mauled when a department store
announced a sale of plastic alarm
clocks. When the battle had ended
the store's shelves were swept
clean of the 1,500 clocks that had
been placed on sale an hour be-
Evanston, Ill. (CNS)-Police
are seeking the meanest thief in
the Middle West who stole two
two-way stretch girdles from
Mrs. H. D. Mitchell's clothesline.
Girdles are almost unobtainable
Gallup, N. M. (CNS)-A newly-
rich Indian bought a grand piano
but found that the door to his mud
hut was too narrow to enable him
to get his treasure inside. So he
built a new hut-around the
New City, Iowa (CNS)-Jimmy
Smith, 11, stopped cutting his
birthday cake to demonstrate to
his friends his conception of Jap
harakiri methods. He wound up
in New City hospital with an un-
critical, accidently inflicted wound
in the stomach.
News From Your Own Home Town
'April 15, 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
P an 7
Pa e sR THE TYNDALL TARGET
ALTITUDE TRAINING QUINTET AND GUNNERMAKERS
FIGHT WAY INTO TOURNAMENT FINALS; CADETS
AND SQUADRON E IN CONSOLATION PLAY-OFF
A scrappy Altitude Training team, with Art Stevens spearheading
the offensive, defeated an equally hard-fighting Cadet five by a
51-49 score Thursday night to enter the post basketball tournament
finals. The boys from the pressure chamber held the lead throughout
the first three quarters of the game, but in the fourth the Cadets
turned on the steam as James and Bruggeman alternately found the
basket for eight points with
three minutes to play and gave
the Cadets a one-point lead. GI BOWLING STANDINGS
However, the Altitude quintet,
with two of their first string Won Lost
men forced to the sidelines on Quah te.'rma"str ..... .12
3 48 th ......................14 4
personal fouls, continued to 446th........... ........12 6
fight as Art Stevens pierced the 349th ................... 11 7
Medics .................. 9 9
Cadet defense for six points to ordnance................. 9 9
give his team a one basket lead 69th ..... ... ....... 7 8
before he, too, left the game on 40th..................... 6 9
personals with seconds to play. 350th .................... 2 13
prso n Aeits 932nd.................... 2 13
Bruggeman, Avery and James led RESULTS
the Cadet scorers with 11, 13 and R L
12 points, respectively. Fbr the 25th 1; Medics 2.
low pressure men, Art Stevens ran 40th 1; 446th 3.
up the highest individual tourna- 932nd 0; 349th 3.
ment score--24 tallies. While 350th 0; 348th 3.
Stevens was outstanding on the LEDINVG SCORERS
offense, other Altitude players, Miller, QM, 15 games.......... 191
particularly Sprowls and Hastings, Bubp, 446th, 12 games......... 187
contributed to the victory with Kocur, Medics, 18 games .......186
Neilson, 25th, 121 games ....... 180
sharp defensive play. Anylka, QM, 10 games.......... 179
In Thursday night's second DeCario, 44th, 12 games...... 177
game, the Gunnermaker courtmen Kolezar, Ordnance, 12 games... 174
d lite diffiuly in d in Rausch, Ordnance, 12 games....168
had little difficulty in downing Richu, 446th, 15 games........ 167
Squadron E to enter the tourna- Lentlie, QM, 15 games......... 167
ment finals. The score was 49-22
The game got off to a slow start FINAL ISTS IN TOU
as the first period ended with
the 40th leading, 6-1, The Gun-
nermakers warmed up in the second
quarter and at half-time held a
24-6 edge. The Squadron E basket-
eers, without playmaker Gentry
who was transferred early in the
week, were definitely off form.
Bobby Hauck, who usually does the
scoring, was able to garner but
three markers for the evening.
Andy Grannack, third member of
the dreaded Gentry-Hauck-Grannack
trio, found the basket for nine
tallies and was the leading "E"
scorer. Wally Lawton and Finis
Snowden were the big guns for the
40th, with 16 and 14 points, res-
In the quarter-final round on. (
Tuesday, the Gmmaennakers defeat-
ed Ordnance by a 51-31 score,
despite the presence of several '
hundred Ordnance rooters who were
liberal in their expressions of Pictured above are the members
displeasure at decisions against the Altitude Training courtmen
their team. The Knepper twins tournament finals. Left to righ
were separated rather early in Marlin VanCott, Finis Snowden,
the game when Sam Knepper retired Brown, Sid Friedman and Jack Wagr
from play on personal fouls. Morat, coach, and Capt. Joseph
Handicapped by lack of reserves
and finger injuries to team Capt.
Manderson, the Ordnance men were
no match for the (unnernakers in
the second half of the contest as
VanCott, Snowden and Lawton scor-
ed freely to finish the game with
totals of 12, 14 and 12 points
Also on Tuesday, the 69th
courtmen were eliminated by the
Squadron E five in the evening's
second game by the score of 39-
34. Squadron E previously had
downed a highly-touted P. T. Offi-
cer quintet while the 89th ad-
vanced to the quarter-finals by A
virtue of a 36-20 win over the
Administrative Officers. other
quarter-final contests saw the
Cadets eliminate the Department
of Training Techs and the Al ti-
tude Training quintet down the
Proudly displaying the trophy
BASEBALL inte--squadron cage competition,
Sunday A il 23 Training unit team pose for the
unay, AprI I 23 the Gunnermakers on Friday to dec
T/F VS. NAPIER FIELD left to right are Carroll Blakena
Sprowls, Dale Hastings and Lt. En
Post Diamond 2: 15 P, K. to right are Clinton Chandler, Ra
ert Martin and Lyle Kendall.
al thal Through Thursday
SQUADRON E (49)
Cooney ........ 0
Hoock ......... 10
Trader ........ 3
Can well....... 0
S. Knepper.... 23
D. Knepper .... 15
Rudolph ....... 8
Swenson. ..... 11
Moore.... ... .
Quinl an....... 1
Ewing... ... ..12
Mullin.... ... 1
25TH (45) MEDICS (35)
Sprowls ......15 Maxwell....... 12
Shriber....... 0 Zelenick...... 3
Blakeman...... 9 Keltner ...... 0
Martin ........ 2 Lites....... .. 4
Stevens....... 15 Sollen.......10
Hastings...... 2 McDermot t..... 0
Scott ......... 0 Jackrel ........ .4
Kendall ....... 2 Matonak....... 2
348TH (65) SQUADS (41)
Hunt.......... 18 Greene........ 6
Howell........ 4 Mendelsohn.... 4
Neil .......... 15 Glasser....... 22
Compa......... 6 Gross......... 7
Shultz......... 7 Georgeson..... 2
?NAMENT COURT PLAY
of the Gunnermaker quintet who met
at the Post Gym last night in the
t are Joe Cacherio, Wally Lawton,
Pete Collodi, Frank Boswell, Paul
er. Kneeling in tne center are Lee
lowery, CO of the 40th.
representing their victory in the
the members of the 25th Altitude
camera prior to their game against
ide the post championship. Standing
n, Bill Scott, Art Stevens, Charles
nanuel Marcus, coach. Kneeling left
.ndall Shriber, Robert Shriner, Rob-
CADETS (44) 349TH (15)
Stroud........ 2 Hansen........
Riebe......... 0 Poskas.. ......
Hemmert....... 10 Ross ..........
James .........12 Thurman.......
Brueggeman.... 2 Schneller .....
Avery.......... 11 Lawton .. ....
Dosset ........ 5 Gowland..
Giardina .... 0 Davis...... ..
Ogla.......... 0 Crawford......
Sno den....... 13
Wagner ........ 0
Van Cott ...... 9
Van Cott...... 12
S. Knepper.... 2
D. Knepper .... 13
Cotys... ...... 0
SQUADRON E (39) 69TH (34)
Granack........11 Ravenscroft... 4
Cooney......... 2 Smith ......... 2
Marshall...... 2 Si- ls......... 4
Houck......... 6 Gallaso....... 1
Everett....... 0 Black......... 3
Werner........ 13 Milgaten...... 4
Gardner....... 1 Altenborg..... 6
Luby ......... 4 Fritz......... 11
Hastings... ... 4
Ruane ......... 0
25th (51) CADETS (49)
Sprowls ....... 10 Stroudt....... 7
Blakeman...... 7 Hemmert....... 0
Martin........ 0 Fitzgerald.... 3
Stevens....... 24 James.........12
Chandler...... 0 Dossett....... 3
Hastings...... Bruggeman. 11
Schrleber..... 2 Avery......... 13
40th (49) SQ. E (22)
Snowden.... 14 Granaek....... 9
VanCott....... 2 Everett....... 4
Cacherio...... 4 Marshall.'..... 0
Friednan...... 9 Mitehell..... 2
Boswell ....... 4 Houk........... 3
Collodi....... o Werner........ I
Laton..........16 Cooney ........ I
Wagner ........ 0 Gardner....... 2
SNAFUS TAKE FOURTH
The Officers bowling league
wound up a successful 21-week
run Wednesday night with most of
the final positions already de-
termined. Group I, who clinched
the loop championship three weeks
ago, lost 2-1 to the Bell Ringers,
the third place winners. The
Gremlins, runner-up to Group I,
finished strong to whip the Re-
Only changes in the final
standings occurred when the Snafus
took over fourth place by beating
Group II, 3-0, and the Sluggers
moved into the No. 6 slot by
beating l O. Q, 2-1.
The revamped Gremlins continued
their pin busting tactics by
piling up a respectable 2621
total to lead the team scoring,
and Lt. Georgeson turned in 213-
222-180 for a 615 series and his
fifth honor count of the season.
A short summer league may be
started next week, if sufficient
interest is displayed to warrant
reorganization. All interested
officers are asked to contact Lt.
Green for particulars. Phone
3158 or 2248.
THF TYNn~Li TbRGET
April 15, 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
OVA TRE uFENEW~
BySG RA K ELOS ~otbedb Crl NP0o
Dan Parker, the Bessarabian
beauty who writes a sporting
column and runs an elevator. at
the New York Daily Mirror,
claims that things are so tough
with the Brooklyn Dodgers this
year that Leo Durocher was
forced to give a Flatbush Avenue
milk wagon horse a tryout at first
According to Parker, the Lippy
One discovered an old platter
prancing around in the outfield in
front of a grass-cutting machine.
Durocher liked the spavined
beauty's footwork and assigned
him to cover first.
In a ten-minute workout, noth-
ing got by the plug. He speared
hot liners and gobbled up ground-
ers in his teeth "in a manner that
won Leo's admiration." Later, at
the plate he socked the second
pitch into deep center, then stood
at the dish, watching the ball sail
through the air.
"Well, what's the matter?" Leo
hollered. "Why don't you run?"
"Run!" bellowed the swayback.
"Listen, if I could run I'd be en-
tered in the first race at Jamaica!"
Ens. Hovey Seymour, USNR,
football star at Yale in 1942, was
killed recently in a plane crash
on the West Coast. A member of
the Reserve Officers' Training
Corps at Yale, he declined a com-
mission after his graduation to
become a naval aviation cadet at
Pensacola, Fla. He received his
wings last June and was sent to
a West Coast base.
Up and down Jacobs Beach in
the town of New York, fight fans
are bemoaning the impending in-
duction of two more beak break-
ers. Henry Armstrong, former
FIRST SGT. ACQUIRES
A BRIDE ON FURLOUGH
First Sergeant Hill made his
furlough pay off this time.
Imagine the surprise of everyone
hen he returned and calmly an-
nounced that he had taken unto
himself a bride! He has not yet
recovered sufficiently to make
any plans about severing his
local connections. All jokes
aside, Hill, you are to be con-
gratulated. We didn' t think any-
one would marry you.
As this is written, our fast-
stepping basketball team is de-
finitely in the semi-finals of
the tournament; and by the time
this is printed the tale will
have been told. Whether we win
or lose, it has been a lot of
ftm, and we at least added to the
laurels of the 25tht We expect
to be in the running soon in
baseball, and soon again in vol-
It pays not only to knock be-
fore entering the C.O. 's office,
but also to stop, look and lis-
ten. A few days ago we were
reeted, upon entering, with a
our-foot snake, and this week
it was a turtle. Next thing you
know we'll walk in and he'll
flash a rating in front of us-
then we will faintly
Everybody was happy about the
good conduct ribbons that were
awarded this week; that is, prac-
tically everybody. Note to un-
happy G.I.: I have a medal my
great-grandpappy got in the Civil
War and you can wear it-
We have a first class rumor
department now. According to the
latest, the ground clearing on
the lot across the street is pre-
liminary work on a new swimming
pool. Tie that onel (Sgt. Frank
Urbanic last night was elected
president of the Runor Club.)
triple champ, and Beau Jack, ex-
lightweight king, both have been
reclassified 1-A. Lee Savold, vet-
eran heavyweight contender, has
joined the Merchant Marine.
Plans already have been formu-
lated for a Battlefront Olympics
to help heal the scars of war once
the war is won, Rep. Mike Mon-
roney, of Oklahoma, has dis-
closed in Washington. Rep. Mon-
roney said that, although the pro-
posal lacks the official confirma-
tion of the Army, preparations
are in the fire for post-war
games for athletes in uniform to
be held in some major Allied
capital, probably London.
U. S. track and field stars in the
services, who would be eligible to
partake in the proposed games,
include Eulace Peacock and
Harold Davis, dashmen; Les Mac-
Mitchell and Frank Dixon, milers,
Greg Rice, two-miler; Al Blozis,
weights, and Cornelius Warmer-
dam, pole vault.
Big League Draft Boxscore
Inducted: Dick Bartell, Giants;
Billy Herman, Dodgers; Bill
Dickey and Joe Gordon, Yankees;
Tex Covington, Louisville. Re-
jected: Vernon Stephens, Browns;
Dixie Walker, Dodgers; Johnny
Ever on the alert for new additions to their aquarium, several
members of the T/F Boat Company outdid themselves last week when
they landed a shark in the waters of the West Bay. Since a glass
bowl large enough to accommodate their catch was not available,
the boys decided to commercialize on the shark and have already
formed a corporation to market its by-products.
Pictured above is the shark and one of its captors, Sgt. D.R.
Carroll. Other Boat Company men who had a hand in the haul were
Sgts. C.R. Bennett and Swaiko and Cpl. A. Gettle.
HOW TO APPLY St-t Will
FOR STATE R.6iv.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS Appliction
n) In accordance with Georgia law, Any time
hi By sending WD post card to the
Secretary of State. Atlanta. Ga.
ao In accordance with Idaho law. or Any time
Sb By mailing to the Secretary of
State. Boise. Idaho. the WD post card
on which the serviceman has written
that he wishes it treated as an appli-
cation for State Absentee Ballot.
By mailing a special application form Any time
furnished by Iowa. Servicemen can re-
quest this application form i11 by
writing to the Secretary of State. Des
Moines. Iowa. or to the appropriate
local election officials, if known, or l2t
by mailing to the Secretary of State
the WD post card on which the ser-
viceman has written that he wishes it
treated as a request for an application
for a State Absentee Ballot.
By mailing a special application form Any time
r --::.i v Maine. Servicemen can
:j- I- application form Ill by
writing to the Secretary of State. Au-
gusta. Maine, or to the appropriate
local election officials. if known. or (2)
by mailing to the Secretary of State
the WD post card on which the ser-
viceman has written that he wishes it
treated as a request for an application
for a State Absentee Ballot.
o) In accordance with Michigan law, Any time
b) By sending a WD post card to
the Secretary of State. Lapsing, Mich.
a' In accordance with Minnesota Any time
bi By sending WD post card to the
Secretary of State. St. Paul. Minn.
a) In accordance with Mississippi 4 May
b) By sending WD post card to the
SEcretary of State. Jackson. Miss.
There is no provision for absentee
'tring in the primary Soldiers may
vute only by appearing in, person at
Ihe proper local election pollnig place,
a I a accordance with North Dakota Any time
h, By sending WD post card tn ehe
Secretary of State. Bismarck. N. D.
ti In accordance with Oklahoma Any time
bh By using the WD post card. ad-
dressed to the Secretary of Ihr County
Election Board of the county of the,
soldier's reside.vce. The soldier should
change both the front and the back of
the WD post card from "Secrelarv of,
Stat" to "Secretary of the County-
Election Board." Arplication can be
made o it an" time.
no In tccrrdanrc with W ashintoll! Any time
hi Byv -,idin: the WD post crid to
thr Seremtary of Si:u-. Olyrrlia., WIs,.
Final Dor, EI.
tcurd Bal ot
Matt BI Back To
Be Eligible Ta
I June 13 June
11 Apr, 4 June
10May 19 June
Servicemen 18 years of age and oaer on 7 Nov. 1944
are eligible to apply to vote in Ihe primary.
Note that the serviceman must write on the WD post
cord that he wishes it treated as an application for a
State Absentee Ballot.
Note that there are only 13 days between the time the
state will mail the ballots and the time they must be
received back in the state to be eligible to be counted.
Note th.t serviceman must request an application for
a ballot. which can be done either by letter or by WD
post card on whch he ha ritte r ishes it treated a
a request for an application for a State Absentee Ballot
The rtiuect should be made at the earliest possible dote.
Note that servicemran must request an application for
a ballot, which can be done either by letter or by WD
post card on which he has written he wishes It treated
as a re guest for an application for a State Absentee
Ballot. The request should be made at the earliest pos-
sible date. This information is on the basis of existing
state law. The Maine Legislature will hold a session that
may change some of the provisions.
12June 11 July
Ju il bea thun-or- prmr --n Au.i 1 T,
4 May 4 July Note that this 1i the flirst Mississippi primary. There
,ill hi- a run-offl Prinoary un 29 Aug. 1944.
Nfe than New Mexio does not provide for any method
of absentee voting in the primary. Servicemen to vtol
miut appear in person ut the proper local elcttion pDll-
27 June This information is on the basis of existing state law.
The Nurth Dakota Legislature will hold a s .csioi that
may change sone of the provisions.
II July Note that WD post cards must be Addressed. frour and
back. to thc Serretary of the County Election Bu.rd ot
the rounay of the soldier's rrideance nhot to the Secre al-
Nuti that there are only 11 day, between the t:ne the
state will mail the ballots and the time they must be-
recrived back in the state to be eli ible to be counted.
This information is on the bass of exlintiig state lnu.
The Oklahoma Legislature will hold a session that may
change some of the provisions.
aand nmisled on
or before 11
July and re-
cA\ied by 5
This table, provided by YANK, The Army Weekly, shows you how you can vote in the primary elections
of 11 states holding primaries between June 1 and July 11. All of these states provide for voting in their
primaries only by state absentee ballots, covering Federal, state and local officials. The WD post card
referred to in the table is WD AGO Form 560 which has been used in elections since 1942. Your CO
should be able to give'you this form, but if you can't get it, you may write a letter using the same wordage
that is on Form 560. Don't forget to put your party affiliation on your application for a state absentee ballot
as primary elections are for party candidates only. Remember, also, to print your name and serial number
under your signature because some state officials have complained that they have been unable to read sig-
natures. With the exception of Georgia, which last year lowered its voting age to 18, all servicemen in
these states must be at least 21 at the time of the election to be eligible to vote. Some states require ab-
sentee voters to take steps in addition to filing a ballot application, so if you're not sure of your eligibility
to vote, you had better write to your secretary of state.
HOW TO VOTE IN 11 STATES HOLDING PRIMARIES IN JUNE AND JULY
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'WE'RE ON LOSING
iCorntinued Ponm Fac'i 1.)
help the common cause. The
"Minute Men" are: Mrs. Eunice
Rhyne, F.D. Simmons, J.P.
Ellis, S.K. Hhyne, J.L. Cart-
er, Guy V. Arendell, Sidney
Fol som, Claude Koon and Ray
Nixon, all of Post Engineers;
Mrs. Hazel Thompson, Theodore
B. Fuller, Paul Rose and Miss
Marion Govert, all of Quarter-
master; Miss Jewell Dmnn, Miss
Jill Stanley and Miss Grace
Makowski, all of Sub-Depot;
Miss Anita Sorrentino and Miss
Georgia Callaway of Civilian
Personnel: Miss Jo Ellen Vick-
ers of Military Personnel;
Miss May COde of Post Hospit-
al; Mrs. FRth Lisle of Finance;
Miss Fay Williamsofojeartment
of Training: Miss Mary Whited
of Special Service; Miss Jo-
senhine Grimsley of Post Head-
quarters; Miss Ell en Coleman
of Signal, and T,/Sgt. Frank
Parker of Ordnance.
M'HUGH HAS 31
MONTHS OF BACK
Here we go again, none the
worse for wear except that it
is Spring. Spring is when a
young man's fancy turns to
what the girls have been think-
ing about all year.
Sgt. Roberts just told us
the latest punishment for go-
ing AWOL They lock you up in
a room all by yourself and
give you the latest copy of
Esquire with all of the pages
glued together--conclu sive
proof that crime does not pay.
Pfc. McHugh made Cpl. the
other day when his papers ar-
rived from Lowry Field proving
that he graduated Armorers
School. He has 3t months of
back pay as a corporal coming.
That should enable him to wet
down his new stripe in fine
This happened at chow the
other night. Sgt. Chrisco,
reputedly the laziest man in
the Weapons Dept., was asked
to pass the salt. Without even
raising his eyes from his tray
he replied, "Ain't looking that
Sgt. Doyle received a three
day pass and spent about an
hour of it getting married.
ie wish Sgt. and Mrs. Doyle
nothing but the best, always.
Received another V-mail let-
ter from our good friend who
used to teach with us, Sgt.
Pat Shannon. He sends his re-
gards to all of his friends on
the field. If you care to
write to him, we have his
S/Sgt. Weiner is home enjoy-
ing a long awaited furlough.
This is dis first since re-
turning from 18 months service
overseas. He was a gunner on
an A-20. Thus ends another
session with your Weapons De-
-Sgt. Harvey Wine
Squadron D Wins "E" Flag for Third Week in Row;
Sweetheart Contest Is Called Off
It was a tough fight, and
for a while it looked im-
possible, but somehow or
other Squadron D did it again.
For the third week in a row
the cadets won the "E" flag.
It seems that no squadron has
ever won it more than twice in
succession. However, it does
not look as if it will be re-
peated. What with half of the
class at Apalachicola and the
boys flying, it's going to be
a rough job.
Due to the lack of time, our
competition for the sweetheart
of the class went blooie. The
boys started out with the en-
thlsiasmr necessary but when it
was announced that a migration
was scheduled to the fair city
of Apalachicola, interest in
the feminine angle lessened
and the next questions were,
"Did I make it or do I stay?"
Bivouac Men All Wait
For That Last Day
The 350th lost to the 40th
Saturday night in our first
tournament game. The final
score was 46-73.
It looks like our own Terp-
lak is going to take over the
job formerly held by Shorty
Williams. Shorty now seems to
be headed for greener pastures.
This ought to be a cinch for
S/Sgt. Ragland has a new
Easter hat, but the hat is on
his prize possession, his Ford.
He lost his sense of balance
last week and leaned far back
in his chair. Sgt. Twitchell
says that Sgt. Ragland's ap-
pearance was startling, to say
the least, when his feet ap-
peared where his head should
Sgt. Waller has admitted
that his favorite pastime is
not what people think: it is
The bivouac has been taking
its weekly toll from the Sq.
Last week such men as M/Sgt.
Mills and many others were
noticed every morning marching
off to the post school and re-
taking their basic training.
The last day seems to be what
all the men wait for; I wonder
whether it is the hike that
they look forward to, or is it
the fact that it is the last
S/Sgt. Palmer has changed
his car over from a coupe to
a club coupe and some of the
boys are wondering what the
idea was. Why does he need
that extra room.
Sgt. Lance is the new ad-
dition to the orderly room
force. He has been noticed
working very industriously and
not saying much.
Joe Magliano, of "Thoity-
Thoid" street fame, from New
"Joiaey," has been very busy
this last week; in fact, some
of his room-mates wonder when
he gets any sleep.
--Cpl. H.W. Martin
Sentiment for and against the
trip was about equal with a
favoring toward staying here.
Could it be that the married
men were the people interested
in staying here?
The basketball team kept up
the spirit of the class by
winning their first game, last
Friday night. The next game
is really going to be a tough
one. The Dept. of Training
Techs have also won their games
and a royal battle will prob-
ably come about.
The boys are anxiously
awaiting their graduation and
orders for shipment to the
advanced phases of Dombardier
and Navigator training. It
seems that Latrinogram has it
that furloughs are forthcoming.
However we take it from the
source and so far it has not
left the latrines.
IN ORDNANCE DET.
All men, from buck private
to Top-kick, regret Capt.
Mears' leaving the Ordnance.
We mostly admired his quiet,
firm manner and subtle humor.
Learning to be the master of
another intricate job is W/O
M.L Yates, our newly appoint-
ed Company Adjutant... W/O
Tracy should find his new
position as Assistant Property
Officer indeed pleasurable.
Since 3 females also work at
the O.P.O. Ooops, pardon us,
we forgot there is a Mrs.
The bonds of matrimony now
encircle Sgt. Jim Manderson.
Flowers, handshakes, kisses,
and happiness galore is ex-
tended to him and his wife.
Pins and needles for the
69th Squadron. The Ordnance
bowling team defeated them 2
out of 3 games. What's hap-
pened to the 69th's rugged-
ness? The backbone of our
team, Sgt. Aurgemna, Joe Kol-
eszar and Pfc. Rauch deserve
more than just a word of
praise for their high scores.
From what an Ordnance re-
cruit has been whispering,
basic training was a "Paper
Mill nightmare" for another
recruit. During guard duty,
he slipped and fell into a pit
latrine. It's easy to suppose
the gas alarm was immediately
sounded. Depending on which
way the wind blew.
Making the Rounds (Or One
More Round of Drinks and Your
Iteporter will be Tipsy): Will
A.S.N. 3553632b find his lost
keys? larry has no more faith
in luck charms. As part of a
reward for returning those
lost door openers, he is offer-
ing a fbur leaf clover orna-
ment that's attached to those
Heeheehee-An Air Corps sol-
dier asked a Pfc. what' s his
outfit. When told it was the
Ordnance, he exclaimed, "Gee,
you fellows work hard."
Sgt. Bowden Hears
Brother Is Prisoner
Of the Germans
Lt. Biggs, our new adjutant,
was introduced at our last
squadron meeting by our CO,
Major Carnahan, who also con-
gratulated us all onour recent
high inspection mark of 99
percent. Ist/Sgt. Johnny Hei-
dema said it should have been
100 percent. You simply can' t
please these first soldiers.
Sgt. Mazzola is the new song
bird of the south according to
the latest reports; he and P.
F.C. (Comedian) Saputo ought
to get together. Saputo plays
a mean mandolin.
Here is a little story that
perhaps you would say could
happen only in a book or the
the movies, but it happened
right here at Tyndall Field,
in fact, narrow it down to our
own little squadron. It is a
story of faith and hope, a
story of brotherly love. Our
story starts back on January
30 of this year when a big
squadron of Forts flew over
Germany to blast Hitler's
domain. Several of our bombers
failed to return and at the
controls of one of these were
Lt. Jack Bowden. On Feb. 12
his brother, Sgt. James Bow-
den, of our squadron received
a tragic message, little words
that tell so much,"Missing in
Action. Jimmy read it and
took it grimly, took it like a
good soldier, for Jimmy is a
good soldier-soft-spoken and
one of the nicest guys you
ever would want to meet. But
he had faith and hope; wasn't
there a chance that his brother
still lived? Couldn't he be a
prisoner of war? Sure he
could, but it was like betting
on a 100 to 1 shot.
Well, days went by, and days
turned into weeks, and the
weeks turned into months, but
Jimmy still held on to that
little thread of hope. That
little thread grew into a
strong cord last week because
Jimmy got word from the War
Dept. that brother Jack was a
prisoner of war in Germany.
This little story won't really
end until after the war when
those two brothers will be to-
gether again, but if we all
had faith and hope, like Jimmny
did, wouldn't it be a better
-S/Sgt. John C. Benz
New 'Gripe Box' Plan
Pays Awards to Soldiers
Baltimore (CNS)-A sort of
super gripe box-whereby sol-
diers can receive promotions, fur-
loughs and even the Legion of
Merit for any bright ideas they
may have on how to run the
Army-has been established by
the Third Service Command.
It's part of the Army Service
Forces' plan to stimulate con-
structive thinking on the part of
military personnel and possibly
evoke "some practical suggestion
that will increase the efficiency or
economy in Army operations and
administration," the Command
O'NEIL ON FURLOUGH,
AS FIRST SGT.
S/Sgt. Paul Sanderson is
acting tst/Sgt. in the absence
of P.M. O'Neil, and is doing a
The furlough boys made their
reappearance at long last and
their faces were at least a
mile long. I guess the boys
wanted thirty or forty days
instead of a measly fifteen.
Pvt. R Duvernoy got on the
stage recently and was a bit
non plussed. They asked hi
the Generkl Orders and I
couldn't get beyond the fif
one. And his face was quite a
bit on the red side after
pulling guard for so long and
not knowing them.
S/Sgt. Elmer Morris has had
another burden added to his
ever increasing load. He has
been appointed Squadron His-
torian and seems to be doing a
very good job of it .
Our basketball team lost to
a swell Ordnance squad re-
cently, but we must not take
any credit away from the
Guards. Three of the boys
that played had Just come off
a tour of twenty-four hour
guard and then played a good
game of ball. Our boys have
een handicapped by the lack
of practice dle to their work-
ing hours, so we extend con-
gratulations for their game
ness and playing spirit.
Pvt. Richard Tuten was re-
centl y blessed with an eight
and a half pound baby boy.
Our most sincere wishes to the
baby and Mrs. Tuten.
The boys are really sweating
out those ratings. If they
don't materialize there will
be a bunch of disillusioned
The singing program is going
full swing and the boys are
lustily singing songs after
Orientation classes. They al-
so make up their own ditties
to popular tunes. We must re-
member that a singing soldier
is a soldier whose morale is
high, so let's sing.
BANIER G. Wright is saying
that he enjoys Interior Guard?
...Sgt. Morris is infantici-
pating, with about 4 months
to go... Gatto in about fifteen
more days...They both hope it
is a boy... Sgt. Casteran, an
ex-Guardian, is reported to'be
doing well for himself in th
Cook' s squadron...Cpl. J.
Washburn is having a wonderful
time in Georgia...Palmer has
been married twice and is con-
templating his third...Our
softball team is being organ-
ized and is getting better
-Cpl. Sam Marotta
GIs With Jap Money
Plan Hot Time in Tokyo.
Kwajalein Atoll (CNS)-While
mopping up here, two GIs uncov-
ered a small mint of Jap coins and
folding money. "Fill up your
pockets," one of them said. "We'll
spend this dough in Tokyo."
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