TYNDALL FIELD, FLORIDA
VOL. 3, NO. -7.... APRIL 22, 1944
NEW POST THEATER TO OPEN TOMORROW AFTERNOON
Bond Purchases ,-
Up 12 Percent m--
In One Week KI Wanna Be A Duck?
'When bigger and better
things are done, the civilians
of Tyndall Field will do
That apparently is the Aprogram of aquatic training and recreational ac-
slogan of the more than 1,000 tivity for both officer and enlisted personnel will
employees of this station, begin at the beach within the next few weeks, Lt.
according to the latest report Harbin Lawson, physical training director, announced
from the Tyndall Field War this week.
Bond Headquarters that the All personnel, permanent party as well as students,
civilian participation on the ) will be required to take a 22 hour course ranging
Payroll Savings Plan has in- / from swimming classes for beginners to a combat
creased from 72 percent to course including rope climbing, parachute release,
percent in a single week, abandoning aircraft, survival methods and first aid.
The b new War Bond drive, Already work is under way on recreation equipment
launched by the Post Command- n is on the beach under the direction of 1st Lt. James H.
fr, Col. John WM Persons, is Reilly, Jr., assistant director of physical training,
only a week old, but the Ir who will have charge of the aquatic program.
twenty-five "Minute Men" work-
twenty-five "Minute Men work- An area extending 150 yards from the beach and
ing under Colonel Persons have covering a million square feet of surface is to be
almost reached their immediate enclosed by a series of rafts extending out to two
goal of 90 percent partici- platforms on ich will be springboards and diving
pation with an average pay de- towers. A separate beach will be operated for col-
duction of 0I percent. ored troops and another for convalescent hospital ;
Every employee in every de- patients. 'i
apartment is being contacted The recreation and training area will include a
by a "Minute Man," and al- touch football court, two softball fields, basket- I
though some have been unable ball goals, four volleyball courts, horizontal bars,
to sign up for the full 10 flying rings, eight swings and a trapeze. Boats will
percent deduction, many have be available to personnel.
requested a smaller amount
deducted to help swell the .
War Bond Headquarters, di- .>. -~ ~U'
rected by Captain S. Salley_ -
and Lt. A.T. Badka, expressed i 1 _' '. /
confidence late yesterday that n
the *Minute Men" will reach -' s-- -- -
their 90 percent goal during
tne coming week, al though
some departments are having Former Gunnery Pilot Who Was Shot by Rear Cockpit
difficulty contacting all the
civia ns ork on the Gunner to Receive Distinguished Flying Cross
All employees who have not
yet signed up are urged to A former Tyndall Field pilot who last June was painfully
contact their department head May We Boast? -wounded by a machine gun accidentally fired from the rear
of their willingness to help The Target is proud to pre- cockpit of the t~a-place plane he was flying will be decorated
Tyndall Field put the drive sent in this week's issue the for his skill, courage and determination under fire, according
over, and a minute Man" will results of a feat which adds to an announcement recently received from the War Department.
be immediately sent to that a new page to the history of The flier, 2nd Lt. Harry Pascoe, will receive the Dis-
department to fill out the Army camp newspapers. On tinguished Flying Cross. The incident occurred during a
necessary forms. pafes 2 and 9 appear full routine aerial gunnery mission from the Apalachicola sub-base
Tneessawry formscolo r reproductions of a Kofull- on June 28, 1943. he medal will represented at Maxwell Field,
The estab lish e d by Colonel dachrome photons ofgraph and of where Lt. Pascoe recently was transferred.
system established by or the a color drawing. We believe Lt Pascoe's plane was flying at an altitude of about 250
Persons s credited for d tha co or drawing. We believe feet when the incident occurred near St. George Island. The
wholehearted response accorded that no other c newspaper aerial gunnery student in the rear cockpit accidentally al-
the drive, as all evidence ever has printed reproduc- lowed the machine gun he was firing to turn on its swivel so
points to a new all-time bond tions of this type. Full de- that the barrel was inside the rear cockpit, pointing toward
buying record for Tyndall tails may be found on Pae 2 the pilot's ba nsie the rear coc pointing toward
Field.the pilot's back.
Field The gun fired several times painfully wounding the pilot
in the arm and neck. Lt. Co 0. INAUCIRA TES
L. i <0 lPascoe was stunned momentarily C.O. INAUGURATE
S and his plane veered across
the island, which is approx-
imately half a mile wide. He
-- ..regained control of the plane
from a stalling altitude of
about 150 feet and prepared
/for a forced landing on the
/ P beach. At this time, another
-'/ burst of fire from the gun
/ J" caused fragments of bullets
.. and metal to strike him around
Shis neck and back. He kept
SEASON control of the plane and made
a wheels-up landing on the
< OPENER south shore of the island
Causing minimum damage to the
Unable to contact the field
by radio because his head-set
connection had been severed by Latest time-saver on Tynda
a machine gun projectile, Lt. circles the field. Pictured
Pascoe sent the uninjured gun- cuit are, left to right, Col
ner to a lighthouse four miles er, Lt. Col. Oliver E. King,
Tyndall us. Napier Field away for help. Lt. Pascoe ance, and Maj. Thomas B. Fo
walked about three miles be- suggestion to have-a bus circ
2 P.M., POST DIAMOND fore being picked up by a ial Service Council meeting
crash boat. by Col. Persons.
Theater No. 2 Is
Ready One Week
Ahead Of Time
Same Films to Be Shown
No. 1 Theater
Ready for use a week ahead
of schedule, the new Post
Theater No. 2 in the student
area will open tomorrow.
Located across from the
blacktop PT area No. 1 and
adjoining Mess !Hall 3, the new
theater will have a seating
capacity of 520. It will show
the same films as Theater No.
1 or the same nights, a shut-
tle system being used to trans-
port the reels from one theater
to the 9ther.
Compl te new theater sched-
ules will be initiated begin-
ning tomorrow, with perform-
ances at 3130, 6 and 8:15
o'clock at Theater No. 1 and
at 4:15, 6:45 and 9 o'clock at
No. 2. Weekdays the same
schedule will be followed ex-
cept that the matinees will be
For about a week, patrons
of No. 2 will have to sit on
wooden benches, pending the-
arrival of comfortable audi-
torium-type chairs from the
American Seating Co.
Curtains, borders and drapes
were purchased through the
Oklahoma City Scenic Co. and
were installed by the factory
representative, Louis K. Turn-
The theaters are operated as
a function of the Special
GEN. HANLEY TRANSFERRED;
LYON REPLACES HIM
Maj. GCi. Thomas J. Hanley,
Jr., commanding general of the
AAF Eastern Flying Training
Command since June 15, 1943,
has been transferred to a new
Brig. Gen. Edward B. Lyon,
formerly commanding general of
the 75th Flying Training Wing
with headquarters at Fort
Myers, Fla., has assumed tem-
porary command of the Eastern
Flying Training Command.
FIELD BUS SERVICE
11 is the new trailer bus which
above on the bus' inaugural cir-
John W. Persons, post command-
director of supply and mainten-
wler, supervisor of supply. The
le the field was made at a Spec-
two weeks ago which was attended
ff m, Javorite L4ho0oU A 9/ 4
QUESTION: "WHAT IS YOUR
OF A PERFECT EVENING?"
BY COE AND DELBYCK
Sgt. Joseph Cole, 349th, ).Y.C.,
this week on fur-
lough to be mar-
ried. I can' t
S think of a more
than my wedding
night in the company of the girl
I have chosen as my wife. "
Pvt. John Quick, Ordnance, Frank-
"My idea of a
is a night at
home with the
Missus and the
kids, and then
slipping away to
the movies with the little woman
after the kids have been put to
S/Sgt. Chuck Benedict, Pool Sq.,
"To my way of
thinking a per-
fect evening would
have to include
and clubbing with
Sgt. Will Safier, U46th, Los
"Taking my wife
to Earl Carroll's
on Sunset Boule-
vard for dinner
and show and their
driving to our
spot fbr a quiet chat. That was,
and still is, my idea of a per-
Pvt. Carmine lanora, Sq. E.,
"Taking my best
girl, Bosalie, to
S a dance and din-
ner and having a
car to say "gpod-
night' in. "
A/C Maurice Rand, N.Y.C., N.Y.:
"Going out to
dine with a pleas-
ant companion of
the opposite sex
mid heading fbr a
dance or a legit-
imate show after-
to accepted opinion, this can
still be a perfect evening. "
3lad to Oblige Him
Bryan Army Air Field Tex.
(CNS)-Sgt. August Wolff, a pho-
tographer, told attendants at the
station hospital that he was re-
porting for a shot Before he
could explain that he wanted to
take a picture of an ambulance
driver for th : post newspaper, he
was jabbed in the arm with a
The picture above represents, as far as we know, the first full-
color reproduction from a natural color photograph to appear in any
We admit that our color reproduction does not compare with the
efforts of Vogue, nor do we claim that the color reproduction of
Sally Seemore on page 9 outshine the Varga girls of Esquire.
But Vogue and Esiuire and the other national magazines are equip-
ped with huge, complicated and costly color presses, operated by men
with years of experience.
It is difficult for the layman, accustomed to seeing color repro-
duction in the national media, to appreciate the obstacles which had
to be overcome in order to attain the sane goal in the Target.
Briefly, this is the story of how the work was done.
The Target is printed, by the offset process, with equipment whidh
is designed to turn out economical black and white reproduction--not
full-color work. The men who operate the Target presses are GI' s,
all of whom have learned the work since entering the Army. Consid-
ering the limitations of equipment, the staff of the Reproduction
Department may well be proud of this and of the Sally Seemore draw-
ing in color which was printed simultaneously.
The photograph isn't exactly a "FRvorite Photograph." It was con-
tributed more as a challenge to the resourcefulness of the Repro-
duction Department. Sgt. Neil Pooser, of the Target editorial staff,
who dabbled in color photography when he was a civilian newspaperman
made the three-color separation negatives from a 35 millimeter Koda-
chrome taken by R.H. LeSesne, a photographer friend of his in Day-
tbna Beach, Fla, and turned them over to the Reproduction Dept.
These three negatives .were made by enlarging the Kodachrome through
a red, a green and a blue filter onto panchromatic film. From the
three negatives, ordinary black and white prints were made on photo-
graphic paper. The Reproduction Department then made halftone nega-
tives from the paper prints, and from them produced the offset
plates used in printing. The halftone plate made via the red filter
was printed with blue ink. The one made with the green filter was
printed with red ink. The blue filter plate was printed with yellow
ink. All the impressions were superimposed on each other to reproduce
with the three primary colors all the different colors of the orig-
The Sally Seemore drawing was reproduced similarly, except that
four instead of three colors were used. Artist Jim Stevenson drew
luscious Sally in fill colors. The Reproduction staff, in
making halftone negatives, shot four different ones, through red,
green, blue andyellow filters. These wereprinted with, respectively,
blue, red, yellow and black ink.
It retired skilled presswork by Cpl. Louis Shaw to print each of
the colors involved to the exact shade required in order to make the
color reproductions compare favorably with the original photograph
Both reproductions represent a colorful feather in the cap for the
entire Reproduction Department.
News From Your Own Home Town
Indianapolis (CNS) -Hockey
fans didn't like some of Referee
Gordon Parsons' decisions during
a game here. So they broke his
nose and chased him from the
rink. Parsons left town under
Kansas City (CNS)-Ella Far-
ris, 6, stood with her parents in a
crowd at the railroad station
here. "Look, mama," she ex-
claimed suddenly, "that man has
his hand in daddy's pocket."
Daddy seized the man. Police
said he had a long criminal
Los Angeles- (CNS) -Harvey
Bomar. battered and bloody, was
arrested on an intoxication
charge. In court he explained
that he had injured himself in a
fist fight with a full length mirror.
Chicago, (CNS)-It was April
Fool's Day and the crowd that
gathered about a suspicious-look-
ing package on the sidewalk in
front of a Loop restaurant just
stood there and chuckled, wait-
ing for a sucker to come along.
Finally one simple-looking pass-
erby picked up the package and
opened it. It contained two large
steaks, presumably dropped from
a delivery truck serving the res-
taurant. Nobody said "April
The dark assault cloak shroud-
ing the bright figure of invasion
had its folds adjusted again this
week when His Majesty's Govern-
ment brought under official res-
traint the diplomatic business of
all nations except Russia, the
United Kingdom and the United
States. Under the edict neutral
diplomats may not leave the coun-
try and all diplomatic communica-
tions entering or leaving the
British Isles are henceforth sub-
ject to the most rigid censor-
ship. This shelving by Britain of
diplomatic immunity of neutrals
is without precedent, recalling
Britain's unswerving resolve to
insure that "there will always be
Thumbing their plane noses at
Japan's Co-Prosperity sphere of
influence, Army Liberators on
Sunday returned to their dawn
pastime of riddling the myth of
impregnability once surrounding
the Carolines. In the skies over
(truculent) Truk, naught was to
be seen of the vaunted Zeros, and
Yank airmen generally had a regu-
lar field day bombing with easy
dispatch now familiar scenes. The
obvious inability of Truk to give
sharper answer to the raiders
emphasizes t-hat while 'islands
are unsinkable, they also are un-
Despite the increasing shortage
of wood and other essential ma-
terials, these days cabinet-makers
of Italy are as active as grand-
father's clock with more tics
than stocks. Last Monday, Italy's
number one cabinet-maker, Marshal
Badoglio, who in some respects
rivals the famed Dr. Callgarl,
announced the resignation of his
ministers and began the assembling
of anew set. The new cabinet will
include one representative from
each of the six-ply political
parties and Is expected to rein-
force the sagging 2x4 politics of
the present installation. There
is no room in the new cabinet for
the tiny figure of Victor Emmanuel
and, it is to be hoped, none for
Balaklava, scene of the famous
charge of the gallant 600 light
English cavalry, immortalized in
Tennyson's poem, lives again in
the news as a victory-flushed Red
Army storming along the southern
approaches to Sevastopol nears
the 'valley of death' where 'can-
non to the right of them, cannon
to the left of them, volleyed and
thundered.' Balaklava lies 13
versts to the southeast of Sevas-
topol, approximately eight miles,
and is the last town of any con-
sequence that a traveler journey-
ing northward along the coast in
the Crimea would encounter before
reaching Sevastopol. The Russians
are going all out to convince the
last doubting Nazi that Crimea
does not pay.
AAF Downs 9,463 Planes
Washington (CNS) During
1943, the United States Army Air
Forces destroyed 9,463 enemy air-
craft in aerial combat and 1,579
more on the ground, the War De-
partment has disclosed.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
FROM THIS COLUMN A YEAn AGO:
"Mr. Howell complains the PX is
without a model he calls Stylish
Stout.' Lt. Aylor complains they
can' t get him a model known as
' Thoroughly Thin. t To Capt.
Keiser we make this suggestion,
one that will also improve the
officers' digestion. Convince
the food ration board it's only
fair to give Lt. Aylor Mr. How-
ell' s share!... The 'Great One,'
S/Sgt. William Hakeem of the
Venturas, continued his bid for
headline monopolization by in-
augurating the tipping system in
the PX. His 'friends' claim he
ordered a hamburger and a coke
and told the PXette to keep the
change from the dollar bill.
(Or, service at any price.)..."
OUR CHOICE FOR THE WEEK: "uid
you take any calisthenics this
morning?" "Why, no -- are there
any missing?n...In view of the
increasing number of weddings
there Is a rumor afoot that the
Post Chaplains and their staff
will install a swing shift. Last
Sunday, Wac Cpl. Fern Schultz-and
S/Sgt. Ralph Boyes were knotted,
but not before the couple were
thoroughly convinced they were
the victims of Axis sabotage.
First of all, Boyes and his fel-
low crew members found themselves
To the Editor of the Target:
I don' t know who is responsible
for the innovation, but your new
policy of allowing your readers
to register their complaints in
writing seems to me to be very
It is generally understood, I
believe, that there are two prin-
cipal reasons why a soldier will
go to town and let loose when he
might not have done such when he
was a civilian.
One of these reasons is that,
with the putting on of a uniform
which makes him look exactly like
his brothers, he feels as though
he has lost his identity, and
that his brothers in uniform will
share in any disgrace that he
might bring upon himself.
The other is that, in the Army
he is constantly under strict
discipline and is unable to argue
with his boss. He wants to blow
off steam and, generally speak-
ing, he can't do that within the
confines of an Army post. His
Saturday night letting down of
the bars is a safety valve which
"enables to the poor man to fbr-
get the awful misery of his lot, "
to quote a philosopher whose name
I can't recall.
The Target's letter box has the
same safety valve effect as the
Saturday night excursion into the
bright lights, but is consider-
ably less harmful to the man and
to the reputation of the Army.
It enables the writer--and,
vicariously, the men who read the
gripe letters-to blow off steam
which otherwise might accumulate
to the detriment of work and
And once in a while the letter
box may bring an idea or two to
the attention of someone who can
take constructive action.
I notice that the Target is
scheduled to work on Sunday, but
chat was taken care of in short
time. On Sunday, as the hour of
the wedding approached, the rings
to be used in the ceremony had
not yet arrived from Alabama, and
the GI who was to have been the
best man was shipped. The rings
finally did arrive, and another
best man was found and the wed-
ding took place as scheduled.
However, the couple now have
quite a story to tell their pro-
geny and their marriage certifi-
cate can be exhibited as a ci-
tation received for "...courageous
action in the face of heavy enemy
opposition during the battle of
Other recent T/F weldings in-
clude Wac Pfc. Angle Stefancich
to Cpl. Primo Leonardi, Pee Wee
Fairbanks to Ordnance's Sgt. Man-
derson, and Terry Hyatt to the
Waller's "Beech Nut" Charlie
Goodsen. Introducing a civilian
note to the column, W/0 Sher-
bourne F. Swenson of Post Com-
munications, walked down our
Chapel's aisle yesterday with the
former Miss Evie Mae Kelly of De-
funiak Springs, Fla..And while
we're in a congratulatory mood,
we extend heartiest "I-thought-
ations to nd Lt. Justin Glickson
facing a paper shortage: well,
even if you put out a one-page
affair, as long as it contains a
Letters to the Editor column and
a Goodman cartoon, it's still
going to be one of the better
camp papers. Cpl. C.F.J.
They' re having a big insurance
drive in my squadron, and to hear
some of the guys in my outfit
talk, you'd think that they were
doing Uncle Sam a favor to take
out a policy of National Service
Life Insurance. In my estimation,
it's just the opposite. Where
else could we get $10,000 cover-
age on our lives for such a low
price as the GI policy offers?
And besides, the way I look
at it, we're all in this army
together and the money we pay
into insurance is being chipped
into a big pot to pay off the
policies of the less fortunate
GIs who lose their lives in this
war. Uncle Sam has got to get
the money from some place, that's
I think we owe it to the fel-
lows overseas to take the full
$10,000 policy because the more
money we chip in over here the
lower we can keep the rates for
the fellows over there, and that' s
my answer to guys who say they
are going to wait until they get
overseas before they take out the
full $10,000. I say it's best
to take it out now and help the
guys who are already over there.
Besides, if anything happens
to me before I get across, I want
my folks to get $10,000 and
nothing less. I think I'm worth
at least that much, whether any-
body else does. or nott
of the Admin. Inspector's office
on his jump to the silver bar
status; and the sane to Chaplain
William Dorney who now sports
the double sterling bar. All we
need hear now in order to have
our faith in human nature re-
stored, is that the long over due
twin silver strips have arrived
for Statistical's Lt. Walter Mc-
our salute this week goes to
Lt. Lowell Green, recently ap-
pointed assistant personnel offi-
cer. The commendation is offered
on behalf of the T/F officers who
participated in the officers'
bowling league which was success-
fully concluded last week. Lt.
Green devoted much of his SPARE
time to the organization and run-
ning of the league so that fellow
officers could "STRIKE" on the
alleys. His interest in the
league included the weekly write-
ups on the kegling results which
appeared in this paper...Animals
made the news this week as Lt.
Edward Cooke's canine "pony"
found difficulty in obtaining
suitable quarters; and from the
guardhouse sector we hear that
"Blackle," a black feline, ac-
companies the sentry there on all
tours, with a few exceptions.
The exceptions are when it rains
and. the several days each month
when "Blackle" goes AWOL In search
of frogs. our final animal tale
concerns a singing dog. Major
White of the 349th phoned us
cloudy and early Thursday morning
stating that his boys had a sing-
ing dog in the day room and would
we care to come up and get the
details. Armed with a photo-
grapher and an application blank
for a Hobby Lobby appearance, we
arrived on the scene shortly
afterwards and found that "whit-
ey," the back yard Melchior, was
off chasing rabbits between per-
formances. "Whitey" was event-
ually coaxed back to the piano
and after a bit of prompting,
gave a somewhat half-hearted
rendition of a number which must
have been a fox-trot. "Whitey"
was accompnaled by Pfc. Joe Slu-
sarz at the piano, and kept time
with his tail.
Lt. Reilly, officer in charge
of Tyndall's bathing beaches,
confided to friends that he has a
GI who will be the best life
guard he has-ever seen once he
teaches him how to swim...Two old
timers checked out this week.
Capt. Jack Dangler, who arrived
here as an A/C before the field
was ready fbr occupation, and has
been with the Dept. of Training
ever since, left us fbr Ft. Myers
and points overseas. The Captain
was active in sports here also,
and his presence was counted on
heavily to bolster the post
diamond squad's backstop position
...Sgt. Ray Barrette, who needs
no introduction, particularly in
this column, received orders
transferring him to Maxwell this
week. The part Ray filled during
his two-year stint here could
never adequately be filled by
someone else -- in addition to
his chief duty as chmaffeur to
the field's ranking officers, he
was a clearing house for all in-
formation on subjects military or
otherwise. We doubt if any GI
has ever equalled him in "getting
around" Tyndall Field. Rather
than comment further on his no-
SGT. JOSEPH WAWRZON
COL. PERSONS COMMENDS
GUARDHOUSE CLERK FOR
Sgt. Joseph Wawrzon, police
and prisons clerk at the Tyndall
guardhouse, was recently camend-
ed by Col. John W. Persons for
his administrative efficiency in
devising a new fbnm which elimin-
ated six others. Wawrzon, a mem-
ber of the 932nd Guard Squadron,
is a native of Chicago, Ill.
Col. Persons' commendation read
as follows: "Through your study,
initiative and interest in the
subject, you devised in a single
form that information which norm-
ally required six. The consolid-
ation into one simple card has
resulted in the saving of time,
space and material.
The advisability and desirabil-
ity of this form has been proven
as a result of its recent adoption
by the AAFEFTC, which commend in
turn has suggested its use to
other stations under its juris-
Your loyalty, initiative and
industry is a credit to the ser-
vice, and this headquarters is
extremely pleased to commend you
for your diligence and iniative. "
Wawrzon is a graduate of the
AAF clerical school at Fort Logan
and was assigned to Tyndall in
March, 1942. In explaining his
new fnn, the sergeant summed it
up as "a new '201' on prisoners
which eliminates a lot of paper
teriety, we'll wish him luck at
Maxwell and in saying goodbye, we
can honestly say that he will be
As a token of appreciation for
their "delivery of the goods,"
the members of the Gunnermaker
basketball squad, post champions,
were treated to a dinner royal
at Mattle's last Wednesday night
by their C.O., Capt. Mowery.
Everyone is reported to have had
a great time, particularly Frank
Boswell, he of the gentle voice,
who left no doubt as to his fond-
ness for steak with his catsup...
Wandering from the field for a
moment, army orientation off-
icers don't have to tell Pvt.
Alan Cranston of Camp Croft,
S.C., why he's fighting this war.
In 1939 Cranston published a ten-
cent edition of Adolph Hitler's
book "Mein Kampf." Der Fuehrer
got into a furor because he wasn' t
getting any royalties and sued
Cranston in America's democratic
courts. Hitler won the suit and
the book was withdrawn from the
newsstands. (Cranston enlisted in
the Service shortly afterwards.)
ONE MAN'S OPINION
What's Yours ?
April 1 22. 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
rage TH TYNDALL TARGET.
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Art work by Dept. of Training Drafting Department.
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terial may NOT be republished without prior permission from CNS.
THE POST GYM GETS A BREATHER
The approach of warm weather has forced the big, barn-like
building on Mississippi Avenue into temporary idleness. For,
when the potent Florida sun is through casting its rays in
alternate degrees of warmth and has had enough fun watching
hapless GIs change from thin khaki shirts on one day to O.D.s
and a field jacket the next, it can really make things hot.
And when ole Sol starts turning on the steam, basketball
uniforms go into moth balls.
The new T/F gym won' t be put away in moth balls -- it'll
still be open to occasional handball players and its balcony
will still cater to the boxing clientele, and even the huge
court will be there, available to the "hungry" cagers who
didn't get their fill daring the regular serving.
However, the Tyndall sports arena can enjoy its breathing
spell, content in the knowledge that on its hardwood floor,
soldiers stationed here during the past six months had their
first opportunity in the field's three year history to par-
ticipate in the nation's most popular sport, basketball.
Through the efforts of the post athletic officer, the P.T.
staff and the members of the Special Services athletic coun-
cil, the gym was kept busy every night of the week except
Sunday. It was the one spot on the field where a GI could go
in the evening,, and without sweating out a line be sure of
finding a seat for two or three hours of entertainment,
whether it be basketball or boxing,
the gym, with all the possibilities of recreation and en-
tertainment crowded within its four walls is something of
which we may all be proud, and the extent to which we enjoy
its facilities in the future depends upon our interest and
..THE LEASE EXPIRES......
Sevastopol, historic siege city of the Crimea, is about to
pass from Hunnish hands to the ardent arms of the Russian
people. Even now, Russian troops are battling in the suburbs
north of the city, while other Russian columns are swiftly
converging on it from the east. That Sevastopol will fall is
Thus after twenty two months of hateful German tenancy the
lease is being summarily taken up on yet another of Herr
Hitler's capital houses in Europe and the debt owed the gal-
lant Red sailors and marines who defended Sevastopol to the
death before surrendering to the Nazis is due to be paid in
full by their brothers and comrades in arms.
Probably the Crimea will best be remembered by the world
for the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade" at Balaklava,
on October 25, 1854, and equally for the presence there of
a noble Englishwoman, Miss Florence Nightingale, the first
army nurse of her sex.
But long after the fishing village of Balaklava has been
forgotten by them, the Russian people will be remembering
another city of the Black Sea, Sevastopol...Sevastopol, where
for eight long, bloody months, from November 1941, to July
1942, men from the ships of the Red fleet kept the flame of
Russia burning in a dark hour.
Bits ____ _
FROM THE FILES OF THE TARGET:
'This being the first of a new
style issue...we've added a lot
of new features. We're trying to
get more news in the paper...
We're going to use more pictures
henceforth and we've enlarged the
The question used in the first
OGI Sees It' column was "Do you
object to your girl back home go-
Ing out with other men?" The
four GIs interviewed had no ob-
jections..."Plans for a gala for-
mal opening on Sunday, May 2, of
Tyndall Field's bathing beach,
newly equipped with bath houses,
showers, athletic facilities,
beach umbrellas and other im-
provements, were announced today
by the Special Service Officer."
"Chaplain Brooks H. Wester was
promoted to the rank of captain
last week...An all-day Sunday
beach party at Panama Beach is
the next social affair on the
calendar of the Rebel-Yank Club,
Headquarters social organization.
THE SECRET FOR SUCCESS
"Twinkle, twinkle little Bar
How I wish you were a star."
This desire of a newly commis-
sioned 2nd Lt. shows that all of
us desire SUCCESS no matter what
line of service we are in. A
few years ago a man by the name
of Dale Carnegie wrote a book
that was a "best seller." This
book was entitled "How to Win
Friends and Influence People. "
The reason for the success of
this book was that it told others
how to become successful.
There is another book which
was written many centuries ago
which gives the true secret for
success it is the book which
has been the "best seller" for
years, it has sold more copies
than any other book ever written.
Yes, that book is the Bible.
In the first chapter of the
book of Joshua, God speaks to
Joshua and tells him that he has
a great responsibility but that
he is to be courageous, for God,
Himself tells him the way to
success. This, God gives in the
eighth verse of that chapter.
"This book of the law shall not
depart out of thy mouth- but thou
shalt meditate therein day and
night, that thou mayest observe
to do according to all that is
written therein: for then thou
shalt make thy way prosperous,
and then thou shalt have good
Note that God gives Joshua two
rules: the first is meditation
upon His Word and the second is
action, or obedience to that
The first thing we should do
if we wish to be successful is
KNOW YOUR PLANE
DESCRIPfIOX: Twin-engine me-
dium bomber constructed as an
all-metal, high-wing land mono-
plane with single tail. The
crew is normally 6. Manufactured
by Martin. Has tricycle landing
DIMKESIORS: 71 feet. Length:
58 feet, 2 inches. Height: 21
feet, 6 inches. Wing area: 623.6
square feet. Tread width: 22
feet. Approximate maximum weight:
POWER PLANf: Two Pratt-Whitney
R-2800 air-cooled radial type,
18 cylinder engines developing
2,000-hp and equipped with a 2-
speed engine-driven supercharger.
4-bladed Curtiss constant speed
PERPORMANCE: Rated in 300 mil-
es per hour class. Approximate
service ceiling, 20,000 feet.
Tactical radius of action-3950
BOMB LOAD: About 2,000 pounds.
ARMAmgNI: 12x. 50 caliber guns,
including 4 in power turrets.
PROTECOION: Armor for: Pilot,
co-pilot, nose gunner, tail gun-
ner and radio operator.
Q. I'm in the Army and so is
my sister and so is my dog, Bill.
Bill, a German Shepherd, is in
the K9 Corps, having enlisted
shortly after my sister joined the
WAC. Now, what I want to know
is-will we get Bill back after the
war and, if so, will he be the
same old fun-loving Bill we used
to know or will he be an ugly-
mushed growler who'll go around
chewing on the postman's leg?
A. You'll get your dog back, all
right, and he won't be ferocious,
either. To assure the return of all
K-9 dogs to civilian life in their
pre-induction state of docility, all
dogs will undergo a reprocessing
routine before their discharge.
This routine is the exact opposite
of that followed to fit the dogs
for combat. They are petted and
babied back to a friendly frame
of mind and quickly become re-
Q. Men who have been pro-
moted to staff sergeant since
Nov. 1, 1943, have been told they
have no choice between an allot-
ment and separate quarters, but
must keep the allotment. Is this
ruling right, or should men pro-
moted to staff sergeant be given a
choice of quarters or allotment?
A. No, the men you mention
are given no choice. They must
accept the allotment.
TWF TYNDdlL TARGFT
to seek God's help, and the way
we learn of Him is through His
Word.. We need not only to read
it but we should go further, we
should meditate upon it not
only READ but FEED. The book
of Proverbs contains excellent
psychology and philosophy and
helps greatly in dealing with
men. The Book of Ecclesiastes
deals with many philosophies that
are prevalent today and the wis-
est man who ever lived, Solomon,
answers several of these false
philosophies. Read these books
The second thing is action or
obedience to the things found in
God's Word. James says "Be doers
of the Word and not hearers only."
If we do those things, God
^-- (.1apel Seryini'i--d-r
Sunday School, Post Chapel.9 A.M.
Worship, Colored Rec Hall..9 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel......10 A.M.
Worship, Skunk Hollow.....10 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel....7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting ......7:30 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal.........7:30 P.M.
Mass, Post Chapel..........8 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater........ 10 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel...... 11:15 A.M.
Mass................... 5:30 A.M.
(and any time chaplain is in his
Worship Service.........7:30 P.M.
So -ONE WEEK OF THE WAR
Apr il 16 -22W
________ pr j..
Last week dispatches from
Moscow dealt almost exclusive-
ly with the news of Soviet
successes in the Crimea. The
fall of Odessa two weeks ago
had sealed the doom of this
large peninsula on the north-
ern shore of the Black Sea.
Less than 48 hours after So-
viet troops had entered Odessa,
two Russian armies began a
swift drive into the Crimea.
The attack developed from
two main directions. The
Fourth Ukrainian Army, under
General Feodor Tolbukhin,
pushed southward from the Pere-
kop Isthmus, which connects
the Crimea with the Russian
mainland. The independent
Maritime Army (similar to our
Marines) struck westward from
the Straits of Kerch under the
direction of General Andrei
Yeremenko. In four days the
two forces had met in the cen-
tral Crimea about 50 miles
north of the great naval base
of Sevastopol. Their rate of
advance was tremendous, and in
less than one week they had
overrun the entire peninsula,
with the exception of the area
around Sevastopol at the
Crimea's southern tip.
On reaching this city, the
retreating Germans (estimated
at over 100,000, including
some Romanians) ceased their
headlong flight and began to
fight bitterly. As this is
written, the seige of Sevas-
topol is under way, and it is
unlikely that the Nazis will
be able to hold out fbr long.
Reports from, the front in-
.dicate that the Germans have'
already begun the systematic'
destruction of all the mil-
itary installations in the
city. Several transports load-
ed with German and Romanian
troops have attempted to es-
cape by sea, but they.have re-
ceived a terrible mauling at
the hands of the Red Fleet,
which now controls this area
of the Black Sea.
The Red Air Force has not
been idle either. Soviet bomb-
ers last week carried out
,heavy raids against the Roman-
ian Black Sea port of Constan-
ta (for which the transports
had been headed) and Galati,
an important railway center
near the mouth of the Danube
Other sectors of the eastern
front were relatively quiet
during the past week, but two
significant moves are report-
ed. Soviet troops have crossed
the lower Dneister River into
Bessarabia, and the great rail-
way junction of Tarnopol, 75
miles southeast of Lwow in
Poland, has fallen. These two
developments are significant,
and will have a vital bearing
on future operations; but for
the present all eyes are on
Allied aerial operations
over Europe continue to in-
crease in force and intensity.
During the past week Italian-
based bombers carried out
numerous attacks on targets in
the Balkans. Among the more
important of these were Buda-
pest (Hungary), Belgrade (Yu-
goslavia) and Sofia (Bulgaria).
Romania was especially hard
hit, her vital railway lines
receiving several severe bom-
RAF bombers based in Britain
continued their recent policy
of bombing railway Junctions
and communication centers in
northern France. American
bombers concentrated on air-
craft plants in the Berlin
area and around Kassel in
northwestern Germany. ,A des-
cription of the targets cannot
give an adequate impression of
the tremendous weight of these
attacks. On Tuesday alone,
2240 tons of TNT were unloaded
on Germany, while 1120 tons
were dropped on targets in
France and Belgium. All of
these attacks took place with-
in a space of 12 hours. At
this rate, April is almost
certain to set a new high in
what is coming to be known as
"the air invasion of Europe. "
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur
Harris, Colmmander-in-Chief of
the RAF Bomber Command, last
week wrote an article for the
New York Sunday. Times. Among
many interesting facts, he re-
vealed that--of the 30 major
industrial cities in Germany--
twelve "now have had their
capacity to produce destroy-
ed.". These twelve cities are:
Hambrrg, Cologne, Essen, Dort-
mund, Duesseldorf, Hanover,
Wuppurtal, Mannheim, Bochum,
Kassel, Hagen and Munich.
"These 12 cities, Marshal
Harris declares, "will remain
a liability as long as they
are ocassionally dealt a blow. n
Secretary of the Navy Frank
Knox caused considerable ex-
citement last week when he ad-
mitted at a news conference
that the Kurile Islands were
on the American "invasion
list. The Kuriles, it will
be recalled, are the long chain
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of rocky islands stretching
northward for 800 miles from
Japan to Russia's Kamchatka
Peninsula. They have been
bombed frequently in the past
month, and when a correspondent
asked Secretary Knox if this
steady bombardment meant that
actual land attack was con-
templated, he readily admitted
that it was -- adding "but no-
body knows when. I Least of
all, he implied, the Japanese.
The week' s action in the Pac-
ific continued to feature aer-
ial operations. Three groups
of targets were given,partic-
ular attention -- the.Kuriles,
the Carolines (in the area
around Truk), and the northern
.coast of New Guinea.
The battle now raging on the
mountainous jungle border be-
tween India and Burma appears
to be taking a turn more favor-
able to the Allies. British
reinforcements have reached
the Imphal area, and the Jap-
anese are on the defensive at
several points. Unless they
can take Imphal or the nearby
town of Kohima before the mid-
dle of May, the Japanese al-
most certainly will be com-
pelled to withdraw from" the
entire region; for May in Bur-
ma means the beginning of the
monsoon season -- that period
when violent rain storms wash
,out the jungle trails and make
military operations impos-
sible. The monsoons continue
throughout the summer, so the
Japanese have less than a
month left in which to win
their gamble. The odds are
A late dispatch reports that
on Wednesday, a joint British-
American task force attacked
Sabang, a Japanese base at the
northwestern tip of Sumatra.
The enemy was taken completely
by surprise; resistance was
light, and many direct hits
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April 1 22, 1944
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Page 6 I-
6~U T mt ,nsil TARGET
TUC TV~NlAI TARrrFT
SHOWING THE APPROXIMATE BATTLE-LINE as of April 19th.
Soviet troops are besieging Sevastopol in the Crimea.
Other Russian forces have crossed the lower Dnestr
River near Tiraspol.
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SjWEDDING BELLS TOLL FOR WEDDING WAC BELLES;
S GUNNERY '1 RECORDS SCHULTZ LATEST FOR WHOM BELLS TOLLED
* GUNNER OF THE CLASS *
Top gunner of Class 44-17 and
fourth T/F gunnery school grad-
uate to receive a free week-end
in Panama City is A/C Charles F.
Schumann. Schumann is a native
f Cincinnati, Ohio. After be-
ng graduated from the Hughes
igh School, the 24 year-old
cadet attended Ohio University
for a year and a half, majoring
For fbur years following his
courses at Ohio U., Schumann was
employed by the New York Central
railroad. Called into the ser-
vice in October, 1942, he was
assigned to the Ordnance Depart-
ment at Aberdeen, Md., working
chiefly at the post railroad
In August, 1943, Schumann was
accepted for cadet training and
after a C.T.D. course at N.C.
State, was sent to Nashville fbr
classification. Classified as a
bombardier, he was sent to Max-
well Field and then shortly after-
ards to Tyndall for gunnery
A/C CHARLES F. SCHUMANN
His hobby is motor boats and he
names his hours on the moving
base range as the most interest-
ing part of his schooling at this
Here are his gunnery records:
Cal. 50 97% Moving Base 63%
Turrets 98% Skeet Range 85%
Sighting 94% Tower Range 72%
Moving Target 25.4%
DUMENIGO RESORTS TO HYPNOTISM FOR PASS TO
TOWN; RENIERI DISPLAYS SKILL IN THE RING
Class 44-20 is the most ver-
satile student squadron on the
field. We know this is a
Saturday, 'JAM SESSION,' Ann
Miller, Jeff Barker.
Sun., Mon., 'UNCERTAIN GLORY,'
Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas.
Tuesday, 'THE WHISTLER, Richard
Dix, Gloria Stuart.
Wed., Thurs., 'PAMPICO,' Edward
G. Robinson, Victor McLaglen.
Friday, 'WEIRD WOWAN,' Lon Chancy
Jr., Anne Gwynne.
Sun., Mon., 'RATIONING,' Wallace
Beery, Marjorie Main.
Tuesday, 'JAM SESSION,' Ann
Miller, Jeff Barker.
Wed. thru Fri., 'THE SULLIVANS,'
Ann Baxter, Thomas Mitchell.
Saturday, 'PRIDE OF THE PLAINS,'
Late Show, 'GUNG HO,' Randolph
Sun., Mon., 'SWINGTIME JOHNNY,'
Tuesday, 'FOOTLIGHT SERENADE,'
Betty Grable, John Payne.
Wed., Thurs., 'REUNION IN FRANCE, '
.Joan Crawford, John Payne.
Fri., Sat., 'BEYOND THE LAST
FRONTIER,' Smiley Burnett.
Sunday, 'FOLLIES GIRL,' Wendy
Mon., Tues., 'NINE LIVES ARE NOT
ENOUGH,' Ronald Reagan.
Wed., Thurs., 'TIGER FANGS,' By
Fri., Sat., 'SING A JINGLE,' Allan
Jones, June Vincent. 'ROYAL
MOUNTED POLICE.' Charles Starrett.
broad statement but we are
willing to challenge anyone
for the title. For instance
can anyone brag of a hypno-
tist? Well, Squadron A has
a Cpl. Albert Dumenigo who
tried hypnotizing one of our
squadron officers fbr a pass.
There must be something rare
in Panama City that Cpl. Dum-
enigo was willing to go to
such great trouble in order to
get off the post. Incidental-
ly, he got the pass.
Good luck to the three mem-
bers of this organization try-
ing to make the post baseball
team. It is said that John
Polczynski, Joseph Atton and
Fred Simpson are star pros-
pects fbr the main squad.
Squadron A sees the loss of
two permanent party men this
week. Yep, as the saying goes,
"our loss and Squadron E's
gain." Cpl. Moss and Cpl.
Snuffy (the hand-ball king)
go there as permanent party
A trip down to the post gym
on Tuesday nights would con-
vince most onlookers that we
have a real prodigy in our
midst. Incidentally, Tuesday
night is known as "boxing
night" in case you didn't
know. Opponents say that
Squadron A's Nichola Ranieri
has what is called a cosmo
punch. Yep, we have always
heard it said that there is
nothing like the manly art of
What is this we hear about
having a leather-neck in our
midst. Don't tell us that time
in the Marines would make any-
one as meek as S/Sgt. Neel y.
Nope, you simply can' t drag
information out of these fbr-
eigi war veterans. It is heard
that T/Sgt. Wilton W. Smithhas
quite a few chest ribbons to
strut from experiences in the
South Pacific but we have
found it impossible to break
down his modesty.
Wedding bells are to be in-
stalled permanently in the
Shack as the available ones
almost clanked themselves out.
Spring has definitely arrive
and one of the signs is the
flashing of numerous rings
roond aboot the third finger,
left paw. Seems as if Schultz
and Boyes, now the firm of
Boyes and Boyes, went through
with their ghastly plans--
lovely time was had by all,
even though Boyes was sweating
out the rings from Alabama
until the very last minute;
his best man was shipped out;
he. and fellow crew members
were supposed to work on THE
day; when last interviewed in
front of the Wac structure one
night preceding the ceremony,
Boyes lamented loudly, (and
now comes the quote famous
among famous last words,)
Hopes are still high fbr the
remaining members of the con-
tingent as there are eight
months left in Leap Year.
Let's be for getting on the
bean, girls. Time' s awasting.
But, that's nothing. Edith
Gerschon routed an entire fbr-
mation which was marching in
perfect order down Waller
Trainer way. Seems Dobies and
Polly decided Gersch should
"test" the amplifier. So, es-
pying this lovely formation,
Sis counted cadence as only
she can, over the loud speaker.
The entire formation stopped
dead and looked wildly around
in search of the mysterious
voice. The officer in charge
mounted his swiftest stallion
and stormed the maintenance
shop door demanding an explan-
ation. Demurely Gerschon ex-
plained that she was merely
"testing, one, two, three,
four." The formation was re-
assembled and whipped back
into working order. They
marched off to the dainty
testing voice which chanted,
"Mary had a wittul wamb, wit-
tul wamb, wittul wmb. "
The formation of bivvywack-
ers going by the Wac abode
might be interested in knowing
whom they serenaded when they
chanted "the lass on the left
is quite all right" t'other
day. 'Twas Wac CO, Lt. Cl y-
mer....The gals are putting
flags'with blue stars in the
windows fbr sisters who have
gone off to the wars. And
they're not just asayin that!
...A new addition to the fan-
bly is a lootenant, cognomen,
Harris. She is taking over
Lt. Garrison's dooties and Lt.
Garrison has fled to another
part of the field.
Politzer is an old stay-a'-
home. Between the hours of
0045 and 0615, that is. She
has a healthy disregard for
anything encountered in the
normal line of travel. She
spends most of her time astride
a whizzing motorcycle e, aboard
a boat, on rafts, etc. No
airplanes. She prefers crows.
They fly straighter.
Marion McGee demands a pub-
lic renouncement of a certain
Sack practice. McGee wants
it known that she, McGee, is
McGee, and the Sack is not
McGee. Develops that Sack
ramblings were accredited to
the highly respectable McGee
erroneously--or at least in-
advertently. So Solly, pliz...
Vicki Fox's favert animal is a
zebra. Thass just about all.
Will now retire to an anemic
foxhole to ponder upon the
vagaries of the eight ball.
"MUSCLES ON THE MEND"
The future editions of the
Tyndall Target will carry a column
devoted to the everyday doings
of the patients confined to the
T/F Station Hospital. Hereto-
fore, a stay at the hospital had
a tendency to hide an individual
away from the watchful eye of his
organization's "Target" reporter.
With the cooperation of his fel-
low patients, the convalescent
will be "closely watched" and
any suitable copy will be pub-
lished in the following week's
So if those of you, with a
gleam in your eye, and a story
on your lips will break down that
wall of silence, the next edition
of your favorite caip newspaper,
and mine, should have many a
story to tell of your next bed
neigibor- or yourself.
The members of the permanent
organizations of the field will
be waiting to read your contri-
butions to this column. Let's
not disappoint them.
-Sgt. A.S. Jackrel
April 22, 1944
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Page 8 THE TYNDALL TARGET
TORNADOES OPEN DIAMOND SEASON HERE TOMORROW
AGAINST NAPIER FIELD; COL. HANSON
EXPECTED TO TOSS OUT FIRST BALL
The Tyndall Tornadoes, post baseball squad, will take the field
against the Napier Field nine here tomorrow afternoon in the
first game of the season on home grounds. The post diamond is
located in the rear of the main PX, and Col. William H. Hanson,
director of training, representing the post commander, Col. John
W. Persons, will toss out the
TOP-NOTCH KEGLER GIVES first ball. The game will start
Sat 2: 15 P.M.
T/F PIN MEN HELPFUL Norman "Lefty" Southard and
Allen or Busby will be the prob-
HINTS ON CONTROL able starting battery as the
S Tornadoes make their initial
Walter Ward, one f th nation' s appearance in their new colorful
ace bowlers, gave Tyndall's keg- uniforms tomorrow. Other start-
ling enthusiasts a two day ex- ers include Eddie Matonak in
hibition last week on the finer center field, veteran Paul Brown
points of the gane, which includ- at 2nd, Polcynski (one of Coach
ed instruction sessions to in- Drongowski' s brighter hitting
dividuals, and evening perform- prospects) in right field, Bill
ances in competition against the Mendleson or Pat Patterson at
field's ranking pinmen. 3rd, Les Tarr in left field, Jim
Ward is presently touring the Bailey at short, Patterson or
country's camps and stations for Polcynski at 1st, and Glasser and
the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Livingston in reserve fbr mound
Company, offering suggestions and duties.
improvements on technical prob- In last Sunday's game at Eglin
lens of the various alleys, and Field, the Flyers pounced on
giving valuable instruction to Tornado hurler Al Feldman in the
beginners and veterans. Since first inning and scored seven
January, 1943, he has visited 116 rains to get off to a flying start
camps, travelled 60,000 miles, and win the ball game 10-2. The
and imparted bowling know-how to Flyers scored the 10 runs on 14
more than 100,000 servicemen and ts, while the Tornadoes garner-
wome to-noth eernames ed 7 hits off the Eglin hurlers
The top-notch kegler namesfbr their air of s.
bowling as the number one indoor zoni ed Ftdman on theo
sport in the country. "It does Uzonyi replaced Feldman on the
sport in the country. It does mound for Tyndall in the second
not require a great deal of and during his five inning stint
athletic skill, said Ward in end during his ie ning stint
explaining the game's popularity, permitted but one Eglin run to
"and thousands of men and women cross the plate. He gave up F
are getting their first opportun- hits, one of them a homer by
ity to bowl on alleys at military catcher Archambeault.
and naval stations. My job is The Eglin Flyers are due to
to get the beginners off to a appear here May 28 for a return
but to be an expert at it re-t els to Dothan Ala., to meet
quires the same amount of skill travels to Dothan, Ala., to meet
and practice as tethother big the Naie ield nine n the o ir
name sports. However, unlike home grounds.
most other sports, the young and
old can play it and derive the SOFTBALL STARTS MAY 3
same amount of enjoyment. To the
men and women in the armed forces Wednesday, May 3, has been
it teaches valuable coordination announced as the tentative open-
and control without losing any ing date for the GI softball
of its fin. league. According to the post
Ward's com t me athletic officer, an officers'
carry the weight of 25 years of league will also begin during
bowling behind him, during the the same week. The enlisted men's
1 ast 15 years of which he has games will be scheduled fbr the
maintained an average of 210 first four nights of the week
against top-flight professional while the officers will play on
and amateur competition. He also Fridays.
has 16 perfect games (300) to his PT Area #2 will be equipped
record, the last of which was with a lighting system which will
bowled November 28, 1942 at permit 3 games to be played each
Cleveland, Ohio. It was the eve evening.
before his birthday and the vet-
eran kegler felt that he could
ask no better gift to commerate
In his matches against GI
bowlers Thursday night, Ward held
his own, dropping but one game -
to Ordnance's Sgt. Frank Aurigen-
me, and avenged that defeat by
downing Aurigemma in the evening' s
finale. He bowed to Aurigemna in
the first match, 188-197; defeat-
ed QM' s Harry Miller, 227-148;
bowled over the Medics' Al Kocur,
216-158; bested QM's Johnny
Hnylka, 197-15; topped the White
Flashes' Pobert Bubp, 238-182;
and downed Aurigemma, 206-170.
His average for the evening was
219, which isn't hay -- it's
wood, and plenty of iti
WALTER WARD, high ranking U.S.
bowler, is caught by the camera-
man as he demonstrates his curve
ball to spectators at the T/F
TO THE VICTORS....I
Col. John W. Persons, post commander, presents league champion-
ship trophy to Lt. Emanuel Marcus, who accepts it on behalf of
the 25th Altitude Training Unit. Lt. Marcus coached the pressure
chamber courtmen to their league crown and into the finals for
the post title. The presentation was made last week following
the tourney finale in which the Gunnermakers downed the pressure
chamber cagers for the post championship. Dale Hastings, out-
standing defensive player for the 25th, can be seen inthe background.
T/F BOXERS MEET NAVY PUGILISTS HERE TUESDAY
TKO'S FEATURE LAST WEEK'S CARD
More than 300 stalwart boxing fans braved the heavy Florida
"dew" which deluged Tyndall last Tuesday night and made their
way to the post gym where they were amply rewarded by a 5-bout
card which featured two T.K.O. s and some of the sharpest fighting
yet seen on this field.
The main event of the evening was a welterweight match between
Nick Renieri (Chicago, Ill.) of Squadron A and Michael Del Sardio
(Brooklyn, N.Y.) of Squadron G.
Renieri looked good from the 6 before the round closed. How-
start and had his man from the ever, Frank took the initiative
opening bell. In the second with the opening bell of the
round, the Chicago boy caught second and floored his man twice
Del Sardio with a left to the before the final bell sounded.
stomach which sent the Brooklyn Both men were fast and sharp
boxer to the floor for the count with their blows, and the judges'
o f 9. In the third, Renieri draw decision was popularly re-
again sent his man to the floor ceived.
for the count of 9 with a hard The best ring talent of the
right to the head, and seconds combined Pensacola Naval Training
later was declared the winner Station units will be here next
by a T.K.O. after sending Del Tuesday, April 25, to meet the
Sardio to the canvas with a left Tyndall boxers in a return match.
to the stomach. The T/F squad went to the Naval
The evening's first match saw city last week on the first leg
Ernest Tyler (Texas) of Squadron of a home and home series and
G step into the ring with Herman lost to the Tars, four bouts to
Trifon (New York city) of Squad- three. The three Tyndall vic-
ron F. The men traded blows on tries were over golden gloves
a fairly even basis in the first champs w ere over gode gloves
two champions and the T/F pugilists
two rounds, but in the third are out to make a clean sweep of
Tyler connected with a sharp their contests here Tuesday.
right to Trifon's mid-section
and won the bout when his op-
ponent failed to rise for the OFFICERS BOWLING
"Cyclone" Smith, popular ship- Final standings and prize win-
yard pugilist, donned gloves with ners: W L
the 344th's Joe Valko in the Group I 43 20
evening's second contest, and Gremlins 36 27
both men proceeded to fight it Bell Ringers 34 29
out on even terms as the judges Snafus 32 31
called the match a draw. lM.O.Q. 31 32
Sluggers 29 34
Raymond Smith (Buffalo, N. Y.) Group II 28 35
of Squadron C, won the only Retreads 19 44
decision bout of the evening when Highest Averages:
he outboxed Earl Sisley (Texas) Georgeson .................... 187
of the 350th, in the third bout Johnson........................177
on the card. Davis, M.A ................... 170
Middleweights Martin Frank Koch ......................... 167
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Michael Day............................163
Manda (N.Y.), both from Squadron Verhulat.............. ,....... 160
G, were the opposing fighters in Miller ........................159
the fourth bout, and the pair put Green .........................157
on a fast paced encounter with Harley........................156
knockdowns galore. In the first Team Hi Single, Snafus, 933;
round, Manda looked as though he Team Hi 3-game, Snafus, 2569;
had every ng under control whe Team Hi Sinle hdcp, Snaus,
had everything under control when 933; Team Hi 3-game w/hdcp, Grem-
he sent Frank to the canvas for lines, 2658; Hi Single, Johnson,
the count of 9 at the end of a 267; 2nd Hi Single, Harley, 246;
minute's fighting, and again Hi 3-game, Georgeson, 652; 2nd Hi
floored his man for the count of-3-game, Johnson, 608.
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SGT. WAWRZON COMMENDED BY COL. PERSONS;
BASEBALL TEAM BEGINS PRACTICE SESSIONS
Sgt. Joseph Wawrzon, police and
prisons clerk at the guardhouse,
was recently commended by Col.
John W. Persons fbr improving and
devising a new form in guardhouse
administrative work. The com-
mendation read as follows:
"Through your study, initiative
and interest in the subject, you
devised in one single form that
information that normally re-
quired six. The consolidation in-
to one simple card has result ted
in a saving of time, space and
"The advisability and desir-
qbility of this form has been
proven as a result of its recent
adoption by the AAFEFTC, which
command in turn has suggested its
use to other stations under its
"Your loyalty, initiative and
industry is a credit to the ser-
vice, and this headoiarters is
extremely pleased to commend you
for your diligence and initiative. "
Our squadron is proud of Joseph
and extends its best wishes to
him in the hope that he will con-
tinue his good work.
Our squadron baseball team is
now in the making under the tute-
WARMIN' TIE BEN I
DEFINI TEL Y NOT OFF COLOR
SMOKEY RENEWS AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE AND
DISCUSSES PUNKIN PIE AND PURTY GALS
Howdy Neighbors: Lordy I ain' t
seed hide 'er hair of anything
vury interesting' ter write about
but any ways I got a full stuni-
mick and thets 'bout all thet
worries me. I was ridin' home
other nite with one of my frens
whut uster be in this here Squad-
ron. ... youans all 'members Cpl.
Pence I. McClellan dontcha? Well
me & him wuz talking' bout the
things we uster do back yonder
when Fido wuz a purp.
Pence says he' s still very fond
of punkin pie and purty gals.... I
uster take and go possum huntin'
wif say.... two... .maybe three....
real purti uns; man what a street
ter have a purty gal hep you
claim' a tree. The ony theeng whut
bothered me wuz getting down with
a Possum in one hand and the gal
I heerd terday the dangdest ey-
planitun of that there lil' notch
in A mans dog tags....Pfc. Cal
Wheeler, one of my good frens,
claims that lil' notch wuz ter
take and prop yer nouff open wiff
when ye git knocked off.
We just had two mentionable re-
jects from Skonk Hollow other
day and they wIz gittin' all re-
adjusted in the Supply Boom with
Pop Colleran for the duration.
Well the way hit happuit wuz one
of them could' t see the hend
that fed 'im and other wuz so
deef that he could' t heer even
way back into th' fourth Genera-
tion. They goes inter th' Supply
Room and the one that cant hear
wuz aPfc and didn' t have no shev-
runs on so th' Supply Man holler-
ed at him and says "Haint you a
Pfc thar feller?" and the one
whut cant see but can heer said
"H...11 no! I haint got nuthin'
to worry about, I'm just a bick
Pvt.... Shevruns! Humppph "
Well now we go into th' 2d
Spasm: They finally gits Diked
out all over agin and starts ter
sign their lives away when the
one whut cant see but c6n heer
writes his John Henry 1ll over
the other fellers Clothih' Record
....I know you could heard th'
following' Blastphemies on even
into the Wee Sma hours from the
Supply Man....Honist they wuz a
thin Blue Haze a waftin' hits way
out over th' Area.
Cpl. Clamp cums a'runnin' in
hyar a'monin' and Groan'in and
says he jist lost a "Millunn"
dollars. "Oh me... They aint no
use talkin...he says.... cotton
jist went up two cents and I aint
got nary pound to sell. "
HOW ABOUT THAT?\
Well, anyway, one day just a
little while ago there was a piece
in the papers all about how that
hard riding torero, Senor Rogers
Hornsby was the hottest tamale
in the Mexican League where he
was engaged in the profession of
running the Vera Cruz baseball
It seems that Rog rubbered up
to the plate that day to assay a
pinch hitting role and golfed a
cripple over the centerfield wall
and into the tropical reaches be-
yond to win a tight one for his
Well sir, the fans and aficio-
nados from Vera Cruz all fired
their revolvers into the air and
then they carried the Rajah from
the field on their shoulders, shout-
ing "Bravo!" and "Ole!''" withal
After running all the way around
the bases, the 48-year-old Rog
felt grateful, forsooth, for the lift.
From this dispatch you judged
that Hornsby was all set for a
lifetime of ease south of the bor-
der, down Vera Cruz way. But a
couple of days later there was
another piece in the papers about
Rog, this time from St. Louis,
where he was holding down an
armchair in the shade of a potted
palm at the Hotel Coronado.
Seems he grew tired of all that
Mexican idolatry, quit his $10,-
000-a-year job and is now scout-
ing around for a major league
Say, how do you figure a bozo
Thornton Lee won 22 games for
the White Sox in 1941 but the
next year he came up with a sore
arm and won only two. Last year
his arm was still sore and he won
exactly five more. But during the
off-season he had his throat slit
and now he feels fine once again.
Lee explains that a taut tendon
in his neck was the cause of all
his trouble. The tendon was re-
moved in an operation and now
he says his arm feels as porous
as a first sergeant's nose. If Lee
stages a comeback this summer -
lot of dead-armed pitchers will
probably cut their throats from
ear to ear next October.
When Tom Killifer was a kid
his old man, Red Killifer, taught
him how to pitch. Red was a good
teacher, too, having pitched in the
majors himself, coached the St.
Louis Cardinals and managed
several Pacific Coast League
teams. But somehow Tom never
learned how to control his fast
one. It always broke early and
sailed neck-high or higher -
over the plate.
Back in 1937 Tom went to the
mound one day when Stanford
University was playing Waseda
University of Tokyo. Tom bore
down on the first pitch, his high,
hard one. It broke too soon as usu-
al and knocked the Jap batter
cold. The next Jap stepped warily
up to the dish and Killifer wound
up, unleashed his fast one. and
dusted him too.
Today, however. Tom's control
is pretty good. He's a naval lieu-
tenant, flying a Corsair with the
Skull and Crossbones Squadron
in the south Pacific. He has shot
down four Zeros over Rabaul and
Bougainville and has assisted on
several other kills. And that. says
the Navy, is good pitching.
Max Schmeling gets his name
in the papers more often than
any other fighter, with the pos-
sible exception of Joe Palooka.
This time he is supposed to be in
Rome. training for a fight with a
young Nazi paratrooper now sta-
tioned on the Cassino front. Pre-
vious intelligence on Der Schlager
reported him dead, wounded, a
prisoner of war, and a permanent
KP in Odessa.
Big League Draft Bo -core
Accepted by Navy Clyde
Shoun. Cincinnati: Rip Radcliff.
Athletics: Joe Glenn. Yankees.
Passed pre-induction physical:
Lon Warneke, Cubs: Ernie Bon-
1 age of Sgts. Hilton and E. Mor-
ris. Its progress has been slow
but promises to improve as time
Sgt. Richards and Pvt. Moulard
are contemplating visiting New
Orleans when they go on their
next nfrlough, which is soon.
They claim that the Mardi Gras
city is the best town south of
the Mason and Dixon line.
BANTER: Cpl. Conway uses an av-
erage of two pool tickets a week
and claims that it's just bad
luck on his part....Pvt. Meola
was sweating that Des Moines trip
but it didn't materialize....Lt.
Nelson is in the hospital with a
throat aJlment....Lt. Aitterfield
is back from Miami Beach after
being with lhs wife, who is a Lt.
in the Nurses Corps.... Sgt. Doob-
ins is now known as "the Iron
tian," while Pvt. Iooy is being,
called "the choco] ate milk kid"
...Pvt. Fitzgerald is crazy about
that "CQ" job...Cpl. N. Brink]ey
and Pvt. C. Weaver are now going
to M.P. school in La. soon, so
they are taking Charles Atlas ex-
ercises to be able to stand the
-Cpl. Sem Mtarotta
Ap r 1 22, 1944
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MINUTE HEN" PUT OH PRESSURE IN CIVILIAN
WAR BOND DRIVE TO REACH GOAL OF 100%
Tw TY M e r s NDALL ri[LD
sU OpLE y e
soF OUR E1MPLt,,'EES WERE
8evING WAR BONDS f iTHE
FAYROLL ALLOTMENT P
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40 THANg TiAT LET5 PUsm. 1T00
BOND-0-METER UP T1i10'
WE OWE FTQ OUR FnKING
E J MEN ALL O0R ME WORLD
THERE GIVIN MORE THAN
T 72 44.000 OF THEM HAVE
CAT IlET THEM B t i'
Two of Tyndall's enterprising War Bond "Minute Men" are
shown here demonstrating that they are going all out to boost
the civilian War Bond purchase percentage to the top of the
meter. Fa ry Willianis, of the Department of Training, is giving
the mercury column some warm coaxing while Jo Ellen Vickers
of Military Personnel is pointing toward the goal: 100%.
Ample proof that the field's Minute Men are really on the
ball is the fact that results of the first week of the cur-
rent drive reveal a gain of 12 percent. Starting at the 72
percent mark last Saturday, Tyndall's civilian employes ans-
wered the call and are now within 16 percent of the coveted
STEWART COMPLAINS BECAUSE HE CAN'T SWEAR IN
FRONT OF CADETS; SQUADRON D GRADUATES
THe principal topic of con-
versation anong the bombard-
ier and navigator trainees of
Squadron D this week has been
the question of furloughs or
Of course, the same thing
is discussed day in and day
out by army personnel but it
is always just after the com-
pletion of some phase of
training that the rumors fly
the thickest and the fastest.
And boy, they sure have been
flying this past week or so.
The aviation cadets wound
up their training here yester-
day. Graduation exercises
were scheduled for this marn-
ing at the Post Theater.
As is the case with all
classes going through Tyndall
Field, half of Class 44-17
spent the fifth week of their
training at Apalachic6la and
cane back with tales of good
times "down on the farm. "
Yes, their week at Apalach
was a week of lots of sack
time (except when T/Sgt.
Stewart was around), good
food, the latest movies and
P.T. and code apart of the
rerl ar day's schedule of
classes instead of in the
No doubt Sgt. Stewart, the
non-cor in charge of the stu-
dent squadron at Apalach, was
elad to see the cadets leave
because according to him "I
can't even swear in front of
you fellows and if I touch
you, you accuse me of break-
ing your ann Many a morn-
ing Stewart had to issue the
men personal invitations to
crawl out of bed, but every
one laoiws that flying makes
fellows unusually tired.
A.E Schultz, Kenneth Reich-
ert and a few other cadets
have been swearing up and
down they shot better than
50 percent but they can't
prove it because it seems
their targets were lost. The
tow cables were shot byoblig-
Harry A. Wass, group com-
mander, and several other
cadets, thought for awhile
they were going to put to
good use the knowledge they
had gained in air crew train-
ing classes. They were in a
B-17 when one of the inboard
motors caught fire. The
pilot brought the ship in fbr
a landing okay and they miss-
ed the opportunity of becom-
ing members of the caterpillar
The cadets have enjoyed the
last two weeks here because
of the flying missions, but
it isn't with regret they
leave Tyndall Field for ad-
vanced training and still
lots more flying.
PVT. MERRITT'S BROTHER
Ye old Rumor Patrol has it
that Lt. Ryan is bidding fare-
well to Ordnance this week.
While here, he has done his
share toward improving the
nerve wrecking Automotive
Fast foot and arm work plus
a sharp eye are reasons why
Sgt. Dan Knepper won a cup for
scoring Tyndall Field's high-
est amount of paints In basket-
ball, 191 in 12 games...Pvt.
Merritt was happy as a lark
to learn about his brother,
Lt. J.R. Merritt, recovering
from wounds received during
fighting in Italy. He is proud
of his brother being awarded
the Purple Heart.
We're all glad to knowPfc.
R elarski and Pfc. Yannone' s
battle with old man sickness
was a success. They have been
recently released from the
ORD-NONSENCE: You have heard
about The Tree Which Grew in
Brooklyn. Now N.Y. men aren't
homesick since this Brooklyn
(???) tree has been trans-
planted in front of the order-
1 y room. Tanx to Pvts. Nag-
lack and Achenback, Ordnance's
"Construction and Latrinaticn
Engineers*...It would make a
beautiful tale were it possible
to release the story of how
and why a comforter was lost.
Darn that Censorl
Regrets to Cpl. Pappas who
seldom sees a movie. Last
week he sweated and sweated
out a line only to reach the
box office aid find all tickets
were sold..Would someone please
tell us who has a blond headed
girl friend working at the
Post Cleaners. When "Ordnance"
was mentioned, she replied,
"The best outfit on the field. "
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
8 P.M.--Dance, USO.
8 P.M.--Bingo, Rec Hall.
8 P.M.--Moviea, Colored Rec
12:30 P.M.--Special Service
Non-Com Meeting, Library.
8 P.M..-G.1. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent Party Only.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
8 P.M.--Dance, ColoredRecHall.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
8 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec
SA URDA Y
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
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SUPPLY ROOM NEEDS
A 24-HOUR SHIFT
Sgt. Fitzpatrich and his
supply room force have almost
decided to go on a 24-hour
shift. One of the reasons for
this is, the large number of
men leaving the outfit. We
have said "So Long" to such
men as Harry Galbreath, Keith
Major, Jack Gafford and Bob
We will try to explain a
strange occurance that has
been noted around the field.
A 1931 Pontiac has been ob-
served, apparently without
a driver, going in and out
vf the gate every morning
and night. This is not a
driverless car. I think, that
if one would look very closely
at the car and look low down
in the driver's seat, Sgt.
Goldwater of the 350th could
be observed in the driver's
seat. Sgt. Goldwater has to
sit on a box to see through
the steering wheel.
The reason for the quietness
of Sgt. Lance can now be told.
He is "sweating out" a new
addition to his family around
the first of July.
Cpl. Wilson takes time out
every night to put some straing
preparation on his head. Fann-
ers do the same to their fields
in the spring; both have the
"The only things certain in
this world are Death and Tax-
es, used to be a popular say-
ing in civilian life. Sit
Ridner has adAed another pop-
ular phrase: "The only thing
certain in the army is the
Hypodermic needle. I think
that we all agree with him.
-Cpl. H.W. Martin
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CPL. TERESA HYATT
We all got quite a please
surprise this last week when
we learned that T/Sgt. "Gruf-
fie" Goodson took the fatal
leap with none other than Cpl.
Teresa Hyatt. Your corres-
pondent has known "Goodie" for
a long time and he isn' t real-
ly as hard-boiled as he tries
to make out. We all wish them
the best of everything and in-
cidentally they had one of the
prettiest weddings you would
want to see and it took place
in our own Post Chapel.
Our squadron bade farewell
to quite a few of the boys
during the last few weeks and
we wish these men, too, the
best of luck. Among this
group was Sgt. Hanselman,
S/Sgt. Massey, and Pfc. Ger-
aci, our star bowler.
Sgt. Al Hasko was a very
happy soldier this week when
he got word of that new squad-
ron promotion, if you are won-
dering exactly what it is,
would only be too glac
Sgt. Wolfskill, our special
service representative is
doing a good job in that
capacity, if what we hear is
true. S/Sgt. Franklin, our
mopper-upper (catch on) still
keeps boasting of his ping-
pong superiority in our squad-
ron but it is only because
S/Sgt. Mullin is on his fur-
lough. But Moon'll be back
this week to quiet down our
little "Frankde. "
What ever happened to that
squadron party we were go-
ing to have Johnny? Our last
one was a big success and we
were looking forward anxiously
to another one, but all has
been quiet an this front.
-S/Sgt. John C. Benz
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