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Title: Tyndall target
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Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
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VOL. 3, NO. 19..... AY 6, 1944.

S S 0['


new Name Is

Sought For


$25 in PX Merchandise
For GI Who Offers
Best Suggestion
A verdict was reached in
Post Headquarters this week
that the name "Skunk" should
be reserved exclusively for
two "velly smelly" guys named
"Hitler" end "ToJoPr" Thus, a
contest has been launched to
find a new name for Tyndall
Field's "Skunk Hollow. "
Originally called "Skunk
S".low" because of thepresence
striped animals in the pro-
ssing center, the name no
longer applies now that most
of the skunks have departed
from their former fuming
It seems the creatures left
when some outspoken G. I. 's
hurt their feelings by calling
then "Axis Rats," because the
raising of their tails for
action reminded the observant
G.I..'s of the Fascist salute.
The Post Commander, Colonel
John WV Persons, has arranged
fbr a $25 PX merchandise order
to be given to the person who
nominates the winning name in
the "Give A New Name To 'Skunk
Hollow' Contest," which is
limited to military personnel
The new nane can be anything
from "G.I. Shangrila" to "No
Woman's Land," just so it's
novel and different.. differ-
ent particularly from the name
"Skunk. A judging committee
pointed by Colonel Persons,
)resentative of the entire
Id, will decide the winner.
So put on your "thinking
caps," men and women and sub-
mit your suggestion for the
new nane. The TYNDALL TARGET
will serve as the collecting
agency for the contest, and
suggestions may be sent either
through message center, the
regular mail, or delivered in
person. Contestants may offer
as many different names as
they like.
And remember, the winner
gets $25 in PX merchandise.


Cooks' and bakers' school
instruct personnel who will
v.rate the new student mess
hall and the bakery now under
construction will get under
way Monday in the old 907th Q(
mess hall.
Major Kenneth B. Kienth,
Post Mess Officer, said that
the date when the new mess
hall and the bakery would open
was uncertain, but their con-
struction apparently is nearly
In charge of the cooks' and
bakers' school will be Capt.
Claude Langston, a veteran of
23 years in the service, much
of which time was spent in
mess work. He will be in
charge of the bakery and the
new mess hall.



Songsmith Who Wrote 'Poinciana' Student In Gunnery School

It's quite a long hop from
writing top tunes to knocking
enemy planes from the skies
as a lower turret gunner on a
B-17, but that's the jump Cpl.
Buddy Bernier of Class 44-22
has his heart set on. In
1936, Buddy decided to give up
minor roles in theatricals
and musicals and instead turn-
ed to song writing, for which
he felt he had a talent and a
brighter future. From 1936
until entering the army in
1941, Bernier wrote or col-
laborated on more than a score
of the nation's favorite
melodies. One of the numbers
he wrote back in 1936 was a
romantic ballad called "Poin-
ciana. Today, that tune is
anong the Hit Parade leaders,
with its popularity still
Bernier is a native of New
York City and his burning
ambition for a combat assign-
ment belies his 34 years.
Originally assigned to the
infantry, Buddy spent two
years with the 28th Division,
participating in all the major
maneuvers of the outfit, in-
cluding a training period in
amphibious tactics at neigh-
boring Camp Gordon Johnson
last year, before receiving a
transfer to the AAF for gun-
nery training,
He was taken ill shortly be-
fore his division sailed from
a port of embarkation almost
a year ago, and after his re-
lease from the Walter Reed
Hospital was assigned to
Mitchell Field, where he was
notified that his application
for aerial gunnery training,
filed 9 months previously, had
been approved, and he was
transferred to Tyndall.
Now in his third week of
training here, Buddy is tackl-
ing his work with zealousness
and ardor, looking forward to
graduation day and further
still, to the day when he will
be a crew member of a B-17 in
a formation of Flying Forts
providing an aerial umbrella
fbr his buddies on the ground.
Reminiscing over his pre-
war song writing days, Bernier
recalled that his first big
hit was "Saddle Your Blues to
a Wild Mustang, which became
popular in 1937 and which
Buddy refers to as the first
of the "happy" cowboy songs.
One of his more frequent col-
laborators has been his sister,
Daisy, who can be heard vocal-
izing over the air waves with
Fred Waring's crew as the
"honey" of the "Two Bees and
a Honey. Among the more pop-
ular songs he has written are

the Big Apple, Our Love (an
adaptation), This Time It's
Real, Hurry Home and You Went
to My Head.
Although he finds little
time between studies fbr carry-
ing on his song writing activ-


Tyndall Field personnel
yesterday had placed orders
for more than $700 worth of
flowers to be telegraphed home
on Mother's Day, which is a
week from tomorrow.
The orders are being accept-
ed by the Special Service
Office, which has made ar-
rangements with a Panama City
florist and Western Union to
handle orders for messages and

Permanent personnel may
obtain application forms for
the messages and flowers at
the Special Service Office.
Wac Pvt. Helen Allbright of
the Special Service staff is
spending one day at each
student unit to receive the
orders from gunnery students.
The applications will be
accepted through Friday of
next week.

cities, Buddy admitted that he
has had several ideas for
tunes since arriving here.
His latest idea for a tune is
a number which he plans to
call "He was Too Tall for a
Sperry Ball. "

A meeting of non-com club
directors which had been
scheduled for yesterday after-
noon was postponed until some-
time next week. The group will
meet to discuss plans for
opening the temporary club-
house now being established at
the former Instructors' Club
building on the beach.
The post diamond squad will
travel to pensacola next week-
end to meet the Ellyson Field
nine in single games on Satur-
day and Sunday.


First Group To

Take Trip Into

Gulf Tomorrow

Sub-Section Commanders
To Select Men
For Excursion
Another break for Tyndall's
student gunners cane this week
with the announcement that 50
gunnery students will be the
guests of the local USO and
the T/F Special Service Office
on a fishing trip each Sunday
through the summer months.
The students will be chosen
from those in their third week
of training on the basis of
their general military appear-
ance and conduct by their sub-
section commander. The first
group of student anglers will
leave here tomorrow morning
for their 8 A. AL to 12 noon
trolling session on the gulf.
GI transportation and refresh-
ments are included in this
latest recreational offering
to Tyndall's gunnery fledg-
lings. Also, the drivers of
the two trucks which will take
the gunners to and from the
Panama City dock will be in-
cluded in the party.
From the ranks of Class
44-22, under the command of
Lt. Edmund Justice, will be
chosen the first group of gin-
ners to sample the Gulf of
Mexico's fishing prospects.


"Invasion Day," which grows
nearer hourly, will be observ-
ed on Tyndall Field as a "Day
of prayer, Colonel Persons
announced today.
Special services will be
held at the Post Chapel on
the day Allied forces begin
the drive.
Colonel Persons said that
"the immensity of the under-
taking and the sacrifice of
life which it will necessitate
are sobering thoughts to us
and cause us to petition Al-
mighty God for the success of
our efforts.
For Protestant personnel, a
15-minute period of prayer
will be held at the beginning
of each hour from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. in the chapel. A Cath-
olic holy hour will be held
in the chapel from 7 to 8 p.m.
Attendance at these periods
of prayer will be voluntary
and so as not to interfere
with the training program, the
Colonel's announcement said.

Africa-The commander of a
British Army post in a certain
part of Africa invited the chief
of a local pigmy tribe to dinner.
When the chief arrived, the
British discovered that the little
fellow couldn't reach the table. A
mess attendant saved, the day,
however, when he came up with
a high-chair for the chief.


Copy Prepared Under Supervision Of Public Relations Officer.
Printing and .Photography by Base Photographic & Reproduction
Art work by Dept. of Training Drafting Department.
The Tyndall Target receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper
Service, War Dept., 205 E. 42nd St., New York City. Credited Ma-
terial may NOT be republished without prior permission from CNS.

The word "orientation" in its numerous applications has
confused many of those for whom the orientation program was
so painstakingly planned, organized and developed.
Orientation is simply the dissemination of facts--not pro-
paganda--to men in the armed forces. The aim of your orienta-
tion program is to present this information so clearly, con-
cisely and forcefully that every man in the fighting forces
will know definitely who our enemies are and why they are our
enemies; they will know their backgrounds, forms of govern-
ment, teachings and national characteristics; their long ago
conceived plans for world conquest by destruction, even of
our own country; of the long list of international law viola-
tions and crimes against the world at large, America in par-
ticular, climaxed at Pearl Harbor; the attending consequences
to us and other peace loving nations, had they been permitted
to carry out their plans for world wide control. Orientation
will reacquaint you with the geographical locations of the
fighting zones, the progress of each campaign, the methods
employed and the many kinds of equipment used. Clear cut pic-
tures of the activities of our armed forces abroad, our vic-
tories and losses,' along with those of the enemy, and of the
long range plans for a fuller, richer life in America....af-
ter victory.
The purpose of this phase of your training program is to
increase your understanding of America's part and of each
man's direct responsibility in this global struggle. This
understanding will serve to build up that individual self
sustaining mental calm that renders a man capable of clear
thinking and sure acting, of endurance and ability to exhibit
courage in the face of danger, thereby increasing his and his
comrades' chances for survival in combat, many times over, and
of ultimate complete victory.
The quiet valiant fighting spirit and deep unspoken pa-
triotism of American men and women fighting this war is
unquestionable and has been demonstrated by superb per-
formance on every battle front. They have proven their
mental fitness. This inner strength, however, does not
descend miraculously on a man when he reaches the battle
field, but springs from the knowledge and understanding of
these whys, what fors, and how, explanation, and because he
is fighting for what he believes to be right.
Your "War Room" has been installed and is maintained for
advantageous organized display of materials selected for
imparting this information to you daily, in what is consider-
ed the most effective manner. Informational media include,
news reports, moving pictures, up-to-date maps of the
theaters of operation, publications, pictures, posters,
pamphlets, clippings and models. Time spent in these rooms
will be time well spent. This "know the facts" phase of
your training will result in thorough and lasting under-
standing of the causes and effects of this war, an impelling
belief in the mission at hand, confidence in and respect for
competent leadership, a realization of the necessity for
defeating the enemy and faith in America's tomorrow.
This is a mental fitness for combat. This is the primary
purpose of your orientation program. This is the meaning of
Orientation. It is as dangerous for the soldier not to be

so armed psychologically,
trained or equipped.

Non-Saluting Soldiers
Fined $2 in Italy
Italy (CNS)-A large billboard
at an MP station along the road
to Garigliano Front, bears this
list of standard fines for various
"Failure to wear helmets, $2;
speeding, $15; overcrowding ve-
hicles, $3; blackout violations,
$10; failure to have vehicles
mounted with machine guns ready
to fire, $5, and failure to salute,
These fines are for enlisted men
only. Officers must pay double.

as it is for him to be improperly

Come One!
Come All!
Italy (CNS) This advertise-
ment was posted on a GI theater
near Naples:
Tonight Only! First showing in
"Birth of a Natibn."
Meanest Man in Alaska
Alaska (CNS)-Mess Sgt. Ralph
W. Miller is known as the Simon
Legree of this area. He parks lazy
KPs behind the hot cook stove
until they signify that they are
ready to go to work.

"I beseech you therefore, breth-
ren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your Iwdies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable
"And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that
ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect, will
of God. -Romans 12:1-2.

"Nothing will prevent me from
tearing up Christianity root and
branch...we are not out against
the hundred and one different
kinds of Christianity but against
Christianity itself. All people
who profess creads...are traitors
to the people. Even those Chris-
tians who really want to serve
the people...will have to be sup-
pressed. I myself am a heathen
to the core."
-Adolf Hitler


DESCRIPTION: Twin-engine fighter
constructed as an all-metal, mid-
wing monoplane with twin bombs
supporting twin tails. Hydraul-
ically operated flaps and nose
wheel. Crew consists of one--
pilot. Built by Lockheed. Com-
ponent parts and finished air-
planes will also be manufactured
by Consolidated Vultee.
DIMENSIONS: Span: 52 feet.
Length: 37 feet, 10 inches.
Height: 12 feet, 10 inches. Tread

Sunday School, Post Chapel.9 A.M.
Worship, Colored Rec Hall..9 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel...... 10 A.M.
Worship, Skunk Hollow4....iO 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.)N
Mass, Post Chapel......11:15 A.0
Mass, Post Chapel ........6:30 P.?k
Dai ly
Mass.................... 5:30 A.M.
Novena....................7 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal...........8 P.M.
Confessions................7 P.M.
(and any time Chaplain is in his
Worship Service.........7:30 P.M.

width: 16 feet, 6 inches. Wing
area: 328 square feet Approx-
imate maximum weight: ,18,000 lbi
POWER PLANT: Two Allison V-17:
engines with turbo superchargers.
Two Curtiss electric 3-bladed
constant-speed, full-feathering
PERFORMANCE: Approximate maximum
speed is 400 miles per hour. Ser-
vice ceiling over 40,000 feet.
The tactical radius of action is
- over 400 miles.
BOMB LOAD: 2,000 lbs.
ARMAMENT: One 20 mm. cannon and
and four .50 caliber guns in nose.
PRO TECTION: Armor for pilot,
front and rear. Leak-proof tanks
and bullet-proof glass.


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a 6 TU I TVUnA TAOUL I RU'I rPage 3




Pounding the ball to all cor-
ners of the field, the post
colored baseball team opened its
home season In impressive fashion
last Sunday afternoon trouncing
iapier Field, 15-0.
The usual opening day cere-
monies were held prior to the
game, with Captain Owen 0. Free-
man, Post Special Services Off-
icer, throwing out the first
ball. Captain Freeman represent-
ed Colonel John W. Persons, who
was unable to attend because of
other duties.
Although the usual early season
mistakes cropped up, the post
team impressed onlookers with its
display of power and defensive
ability, this despite the fact
that several of last year's play-
ers were absent on furlough. One
of the newcomers, Shortstop Her-
man Phillips, stole the spot-
light. He performed in flawless
fashion afield and drove out
three hits, including a booming
triple to right field. Before
entering the Army, Phillips play-
ed ball with a crack semi-pro
team around Kansas City.
Jimmy Jenkins started on the
mound for Tyndall, and had en-
tirely too mnch on the ball for
Napier. In five innings, the
little right hander fanned 12
batters and allowed only two
hits. He was relieved in the
sixth inning by Ernie Streeter
who proceeded to duplicate
Jenkins' good work. He permitted
only one hit, awind-blown double,
and sent seven would-be hitters
back to the bench via. the strike-
Tyndall lost little time in
breaking into the scoring column.
In the opening inning, Lin Brown,
initial batter, singled. Charlie
Mayo fanned but Phillips then
tripled to right, scoring Brown.
He crossed the plate a moment
later on the first of Catcher
lBeau Dawkins' three bingles. The
locals tallied three more runs in
the second frame on hits by Brown,
Phillips and Martinez. Two more
runs in the third inning and four
more in the fourth turned the
game into a rout. In an effort
to halt the slugging Tyndallites,
the visitors sent three pitchers
to the mound, but all were treat-
ed rudely by the locals who cer-
tainly had their batting togs on.
Shortstop Pendall was outstand-
ing for the losers. Although he
failed to make a hit, in the field
he made several spectacular stops.
The winners used Dawkins behind
the bat, Jenkins and Streeter
on the mound; Dupree and Cooper
at first base, Randall at second,
Phillips at shortstop and Adam at
)the hot corner. Brown, Mayo,
Pettaway and Martinez took care
of the outer garden.
A group of Colored Aviation
Cadets, now stationed at this
field, literally "brought the
house down," before the game when
they gave a snappy exhibition of
marching. The Cadets did every-
thing but walk on their hands,
and the huge audience showed
their appreciation with prolonged
and loud applause.
Tomorrow afternoon at 2:30
o'clock on the local diamond, the
post team will cross bats with
the Wainwright Shipbuilders.
Umpire in last week's game was
George Sims.

.r *. .

An unusual treat is in store for Tyndall fight fans at next
Tuesday evening's boxing show. Headlining the weekly bouts will
be an exhibition wrestling match between Lt. Walter Nelson, assis-
tant Provost Marshal, and pvt. Gerard Kooy of the Guard Squadron.
In the picture above, posed for the cameraman, Kooy has succeeded
in getting a full Nelson on Lt. Nelson and curious Target, readers
will have to attend the exhibition if they want to find out if and
how the hold was broken. Nelson, weighing in at 190 lbs. is a
native of Milwaukee, Wis. He was a four letter man at Fordham U.
and for two years engaged in professional wrestling bouts. Also,
for two years he was a member of the N.Y. State Police force and
gave ju jitsu instruction in addition to his regular duties.
Kooy is a native of Tampa, Fla., and has also engaged in several
years of pro wrestling. Prior to entering the service he was
assistant physical training instructor at the Tampa Y.M.C.A. He
tips the scales at 250 1bs.




Evidently, the men of Tyndall Field know a good thing when
they see it, and like Mrs. Murphy down the street, they pass the
word on to their neighbor that there's a bargain in the block.
Like a toboggan gathering moments, Tyndall's weekly boxing shows
have been drawing larger and larger crowds, topping all field
attendance records for any occasion save a student retreat parade
when they showed up 1600 strong last Tuesday night to witness
the first outdoor card of the season.

The record throng was in a mood
royally, by 10 well fouigt bouts
with a match between T/F's pop-
ular Del Munro and Student Gunner
Nick Ranieri, also high on the
l'ist of favorites with the fans,
as the feature attraction. Munro
and Ranieri stepped into the ring
in a four round affair, each with
enviable records on the books.
Munro, former light weight amateur
champ of Michigan, had yet to
taste defeat in a match on the
field, while Ranieri, a well built
lad from Chicago and no newcomer
to the ring, won his only two T/F
fights by knockouts.
Both men showed ability from
the start but Ranieri fund Munro
ready with a strong defense
against his crushing body blows
and until he changed his tactics
in the third round, Munro had
definitely outboxed him in the
first two periods and held a
slight advantage in the third.
However, in the fourth round,
with the crowd evenly divided as
to favorites, Ranieri sent Munro
to the floor for the count of
nine. Munro was slow in getting
to his feet, and Cpl. Guido Conte,
who had replaced Ist/Sgt. Al Bar-
bier as referee several bouts
previously, called the fight to a
halt and was about to award the

to be entertained and they were,

match to Ranieri when the uproar
of the fans and a consultation
with the judges brought a de-
cision to allow the pugilists to
continue since Munro appeared to
be unhurt. Munro was forced to
the defensive by Ranieri' s battery
of blows as the fight continued
and the Chicago lad persisted in
his efforts to land a knockout
punch, the only way he could pos-
sibly hope for victory since
Munro had the advantage in points
from the first three rounds. But
game to the end, Munro stood his
ground until the final bell
sounded and the referee announced
the fight a draw.
The only other knockout of the
evening came in the eighth bout
when Ernest Tyler, a student
gunner making his sixth ring ap-
pearance since he took up boxing
while stationed at Miami Beach,
sent a smashing right to the head
of Herman Trifbn in the third
round to send the latter to the
floor for the count.
In the evening's other bouts,
Leo Malachowsky and "Tiny" Chu,
two southpaws, opened up the eve-
ning's hostilities with a three
round draw in a well fought march.
John Bierkortte of Squadron C

Defeat Coast Guard 4-2

In Game Here Saturday;

Bailey Hits 2nd Homer
With Jim Bailey blasting out
his second home run in as many
games, the Tyndall Tornadoes won
their third contest of the season
in four starts when they downed
the local Coast Guardsmen 4-2
here last Saturday afternoon.
Bailey connected for his four-
master in the first inning with
none on to give Tyndall a lead
they never relinquished. Joe
Glasser was the winning T/F hurl-
er, although relieved in the 5th
by Frank Uzonyi. Glasser gave
up one run on four hits during
his turn on the mound while Uzon-
yi was nicked for one hit, a
double, which was converted into
the other Coast Guard tally in
the fifth.
Two games are scheduled for the
Tornadoes on home grounds over
the weekend. This afternoon at
4 P.M. they face the Amphibious
Naval Training nine and tomorrow
at 2:15 P.M. they will cross bats
with the Camp Gordon Johnson
squad from nearby Carabelle.
In last Saturday's game against
the Coast Guard, the Tornadoes
scored their win at the expense
of the sailors' ace moundsman,
Johnny Nocheck, who hurled for
Toronto in pre-war 'ays. Nocheck
retired in favor of Weber in the
5th, after the Tornadoes had
scored a run in each of the pre-
ceding four innings.
Here is the box score:
Weber, 3b 3 0 0
Raines, if 3 1 1
Boone, ss 3 0 0
North, c 3 0 2
parker, lb 3 0 2
Dyke, rf 3 0 0
Chetta, cf 3 1 1
Mitchell, 2b 3 0 0
Nocheck, p 2 0 0
Totals 26 2 6
patterson, lb 4 0 2
Bailey, ss 4 1 1
Freeman, 2b 4 0 0
Tarr, If 3 1 1
Matonak, cf 3 1 2
Allen, c 2 0 1
Jackrel, 3b 2 0 1
Erwin, rf 2 1 0
Gl asser, p 2 0 1
Uzonyl, p5 1 0 0
Simpson, c# 1 0 0
Alter ( ) 0 0 0
Totals 28 4 9
Batted for Glasser in 5th
# Batted for Allen in 5th
(*) Ran for Glasser in 4th
bested Garvis Butler, also of
Squadron C, in a fast three round-
er with the fans generous in
their demonstration of approval.
Cyclone Smith of the local ship-
yard won easily over T/F's Gil-
bert Reed in the third contest.
Archie Pearlman and Hector Beat-
tie fought it out in the 136 lb.
class with Pearlman emerging the
victor. In the fifth match of
the night, John Bruno of Buffalo,
N.Y., began his ring career
against the more experienced Bill
Brunner of Indiana and cane away
with a draw.
In the sixth go of the card,
Oliver Williams of Oklahoma scor-
ed a T.KLO. over Fred Czerveonka
when the referee stopped the bout
in the second round after Wil-
liams caught his man with a dozen
pulverizing lefts and left hooks,
although until the barrage began,
the men were fighting it out on
even terms. Pat Carabba from
Pennsylvania won a three round
decision from Wilburn Carter of
Texas. Carabba, shorter than
Carter, won the fight on the bas-
is of his sharp infighting. In
the semi-windup go, Richard Tall
from South Dakota battled it out
to a draw with Virginia's George

May 6, 1944


Page i4



Pvt. John Hucha, Marble Hall,
"The most im-
portant decision
I ever made was
when I decided to
do my share in
winning this war
in the air. "

Pvt. Weston Mickley, Chicago,

"The most im-
portant decision
I ever made in my
life was when I
decided whether
or not to get mar-
ried. The girl was
really lovely and I'm glad I
marched down the aisle with her. "

Pvt. John Melko, Bridgeport,
"The most im-
portant decision
I have ever made q,
was when I was
faced with the
choice of enlist-
ing in the ser- .
vice with the army band and con-
tinuing with my musical career
in uniform, or giving up music
for the duration for an assign-
ment with the AAF. I'm now a
gunner. "

Cpl. Williao A. Householder,
Kearney, Feb.:
"The most in-
portant decision
I had to make was
whether or not to
accept a perman-
ent agricultural
draft deferment or
enlist in the AAF cadet training
program. I can honestly say that
I do not regret the decision I
made. "

Cpl. Theodore F. Myers, San Fran-
cisco, Calif.:
"Ihe most im-
portant decision
I ever made was
in trying to de-
cide whether or
not to stay in
the Dental Corps
fbr the duration and six, or go-
ing through gunnery school. "

Pvt. Clyde Bildebrand, Charles-
ton, V. Va. :
S "My greatest
S decision was made
when I had the
choice of staying
in a navy armor
S plate plant where
S I was employed as
an hydraulic press engineer with
a deferment, or join the AAF as
a cadet. I Joined the cadets. "

Pvt. Don D. Myers, veteran of
48 missions as gunner-engineer
in the China-India-Burma theater,
was named top ranking gunner of
Class 44-19 which graduates Mon-
day. Myers, who was born in
Toledo, Ohio, is 23 years old and
has 4J years' service in the air
branch of the army.
Following his graduation from
high school, where he was a men-
ber of the varsity swimming team,
Myers matriculated at Toledo
University for a few years, majoP-
ing in pre-law, and then, in
January, 1940, joined the Air
Corps. He was shipped to the
Canal Zone where he remained fbr
2J years as an armorer and gunner.
In August, 1942, he was trans-
ferred to India as a gunner-
engineer and in 16 months took
part in 48 missions over Burma
and China. His 384 combat hours
were all logged in B-24s. He was
a crew member on the first heavy
bombardment mission operating
from a China base. Fbr his par-
ticipation in these missions
Myers was awarded the Distinguish-
ed Flying Cross.
He was returned to the states
last December, and from the


"" .

Pvt. Don D. Myers
Atlantic City, N.J., reassignment
center was assigned to Tyndall
for gunnery training and an in-
structor's job following grad-'
uation. He is expected to leave
here shortly to attend the C.I.S.
at Buckingham Field, Fla.
Myers is the sixth top ranking
gunner to be awarded an expenses
paid weekend in Panana City.
Here are his gunnery records:
Final Exam 139% Moving Base 58%
Cal. 50 97% Skeet Range 74%
Sighting 98% Tower Range 79%
Moving Target 30%

Dear Editor:
W~o is this guy who ridicules
our physical training program?
Probably some goldbricker who's
too damn lazy to walk to the PT
area and doesn' t realize that all
of us are subject to call to duty
in a combat area at any time.
hen a person moves into a com-
bat area in this war he is sub-
ject to attack and people who
have been there will tell you
that you had better be in good
physical condition. If you are
not you will wish you were--and
then it's too late.
This guy wonders about all the
man hours lost by General Motors.
I must agree with him that every
hour lost by General Motors is a

News From Your
Cleveland (CNS)-Two girls in
bobby-socks peeked at the head-
lines on a newsstand. "British
Bomb Sumatra," one headline
read. "Gosh!" one of the girls ex-
claimed, "why are they picking
on poor Frankie?"

Edgewood, Iowa (CNS) -Don
Arnold saw a stranger leading his
stolen dog along the street. He
accosted the fellow and demand-
ed the dog's return. "Prove it's
your dog," the stranger chal-
lenged. Arnold struck a match,
held the flame in front of the
dog's mouth and said, "Blow it
out." The dog blew it out. "Your
dog," said the stranger, walking

Elmhurst, L. I. (CNS)-Police-
man Bill Baumann spotted four
youths carrying a bathtub along
a darkened street. He stopped
them. "Ha ha, officer," they said.
"We're just carrying this home
for a friend." Their story-like
the tub-didn't hold water, so
Baumann pinched them on
charges of breaking and enter-
Grand Rapids, Mich. (CNS)-
Hughbert Williamson, who in

blow to our man effort. But one
man hour lost by General Eisen-
hower would retard the day of
victory more than any one hundred
hours lost by General Motors.
If this guy who gripes so can't
find time enough from his job to
take PT,I suggest we select one
of these men he says is wasting
man hours and have him substitute
while the guy gets in his phy-
sical training. He won' t like
it, but if he is ever sent to
combat he will thank us.
As Li'l Abner would say: "You
gotta be in good kondishun to
chase a guy and you gotta be in
better kondishun to run from him,
as any fool knows. "
G.I. Josephine

Own Home Town
1942 was fined $8.75 for calling
Adolf Hitler "a nasty name," has
asked Judge Edward E. Burleson
for a rebate. "You should realize
by now," he said, "that I was
right about the guy."

Hollywood (CNS)-Errol Flynn
was minding his own business in
a Hollywood night spot when
Toby Tuttle, an entertainer, hit
him. on the head with a soft-
boiled egg. She did it, she ex-
plained, because Flynn "just sat
there" while another woman in-
sulted her.
Kankakee, Ill. (CNS) Police
Sgt. Bert Luckey was lindy-hop-
ping around the floor at the an-
nual policeman's dance when
suddenly his wooden leg, which
is equipped with ball bearings at
the joints, fell off and rolled
across the ballroom. Four women
Newark, N. J. (CNS)--Bill
Spaeth was arrested on charges
of wearing an AAF officer's uni-
form with six campaign ribbons,
the DSC, the Purple Heart and
the China Medal. "Don't mind
me," he told the FBI, "I've been
telling lies all my life."

For some time now Allied dip-
lomats have been training their
economic cannon on the neutral
nations supplying Hitler with
strategic materials. As a result
of their calibrations Germany will
now be receiving only 25 per cent
of her accustomed imports of
Spanish wolfram and may expect
that little Portugal will do no
less than her neighbor has done.
Of the remaining neutrals, Turkey
has already agreed to stop all
shipments of chrome to Germany
and only the Swedes have taken an
obdurate stand in the matter.
Wolfram and chrome both of which
the Nazis need so desperately
since the loss of Nikopol, the
great Russian manganese center,
are used for hardening steel.
Without them, and the bottle-
neck Swedish ball bearings, the
effectiveness of the Nazi war
machine would be seriously im-
paired or perhaps even destroyed.
The Allies grimly intend to see
this neutral business through and
the steeliness of their resolve
needs no chrome or wolfram to
further harden it.

As yet, the Jap conquest of the
Dutch East Indies has failed to
bounce, but the systematic way-
laying of their shipping in the
adjacent waters by cooperating
units of the Royal and US Navy Is
calculated to stretch Jap re-
sourcefulness there to the limit.
War vessels of his Majesty's
Navy, both undersea and surface
craft, are doing a neat job of
harassing the enemy's belabored
shipping lanes and in this cap-
acity are receiving distinct
American aid. Between them they
have established an effective
working gantlet as more than one
Jap skipper has discovered to his
honorable sorrow. At the moment,
the important water road from
Singapore by which Japan supplies
her land-forces in Burma is en-
gaging Allied attention for the
discouragement of its use would
greatly enhance the chances of an
Allied land drive to reopen the
Burma Road. Someday, Mr. Tojo,
reaching for a glass of his fav-
orite saki will discover to his
consternation that the bitter
green tea of the Indian Ocean has
carefully annulled the sweetness
of the wine.

Once the Nazi myth of super-men
has been dispelled and the con-
tinent liberated -- the re-
establishment of educational
facilities in Europe will proceed
without delay. Taking cognizance
of the post-war problems in ed-
ucation that will confront the
victor, Allied educational lead-
ers at the close of the recent
London meetings made public their
plans for the creation of an
organization to cope with this
special problem. Naturally, the
proposed program will be for
little people only, as the Nazis
are presently receiving instruc-
tion from the US Eighth Air Force
and the RAF, although the amount
of homework being thrust upon
them staggers the imagination.
Considering the lessons already
handed them by the Russians it
would seem that only a finishing
school for feuhrers is lacking to
round out the education of the
master folk.




What's Yours ?

May 6, 1944


Page 5


April 29 May

bombers over western Europe
told the world that the climax
of the war was near at hand.
In the month of April alone,
100,000 tons of TNT had been
dropped on the factories,
railroads and coast defenses
of Fortress Europe. At the end
of the first week in May it
was clear that the "air invad-
ers" of Europe will unload
still greater numbers of bombs
on Naziland before British and
American soldiers storm on to
the western beaches of the
Plainly the present air as-
sault is an integral part of
Allied invasion plans. The
bombing of factories in Ger-
many and the campaign to whit-
tle down the Luftwaffe have
almost ceased, and every bomber
based in Britain is now being
turned to the tremendous task
of softening the German coastal
defenses. It is impossible to
say how much remains to be
done by the air arm before
General Eisenhower and the
other invasion leaders feel
that the time is ripe for am-
phibious assault. Certainly
the job has not yet been com-
pleted; and it is likely that
in the next few days or weeks
we will see such a concentrated
aerial attack as has never
been planned--and seldom imag-
ined-before. Within the past
week, two experienced war cor-
respondents have predicted
that, in the 24 hours just
preceding D-Day itself, as
many as 6,000 Allied bombers
will drop 20,000 tons of bombs
on the coast of Europe. Wheth-
er or not these figures are
accurate, they are a fair in-
dication of the magnitude of
our future operations.
The intensified aerial as-
sault, coupled with sifnificant
political moves, have brought
the Nazi defenders of Europe
to a pitch of nervous excite-
ment which must be a new ex-
perience to them. Day after
day German military commanders
warned their men that the in-
vasion might come "at any
hour; and Field Marshal Bom-
mel, commander of anti-invasion
forces, has ordered a general
alert for all the troops of
his command. The German radio
reports that reconnaissance
planes flying over southern
England have seen tremendous
concentrations of shipping in
British ports; and the weaken-
ed Luftwaffe has, on several
occasions, attempted to bomb
these ship-choked harbors.

Rommel evidently expects that
thousands upon thousands of
paratroopers will be dropped
behind the German lines when
the land attack begins, for
he recently ordered German
commanders on the Atlantic
coast to "Think of an airborne
enemy landing every day and
every hour. Be prepared for
it." The time is not far dis-
tant when Germany's prepar-
ations will be put to the acid
The swift completion of Gen-
eral MacArthur's campaign
against Aitape and Hollandia
has made possible American
control of almost the entire
northern coast of New Guinea.
The only important enemy force
still at large in the eastern
half of the island is in the
vicinity of Wewak, about 100
miles east of Aitape. This
force is completely isolated
by the presence of Allied
troops on both of its flanks
and by American control of the
Bismarck Sea. Like the Japan-
ese at Rabaul, Bougainville
and on some of the atolls in
the eastern Marshals, the only
alternatives open to them are
death or surrender.
Meanwhile our aerial cam-
paign in the western Pacific
continues to grow in size and
intensity. The newly captured
bases at Hollandia have already
been used by American bombers
to attack Japanese install-
ations at the western tip of
New Guinea; and Palan and the
other enemy bases in the west-
ern Carolines are now within
easy reach of our Frotresses
and Liberators.
But the main weight of Amer-
ican bombs continues to fall
on enemy bases in the eastern
Carolines -- notably Truk and
Ponape. Our base at UJeland
atoll in the western Marshalls
is a scant 265 miles from Pon-
ape, and within easy reach of
There are signs that a new
Allied attack is in preparation
on the long-dormant Italian
front. The Germans apparently
believe that the new attack
will be coordinated with the
land invasion of western
Europe, as one prong of a
three-way assault upon the
continent. Whether or not the
attack comes in Italy, it is
almost certain that there will
be heavy fighting in the Med-
iterranean theater of war when
the knockout drive against

Germany begins from east and
west. Many people believe
that British and American
troops will invade the Balkans;
others insist that the blow
will fall on the Riviera coast
of southern France. In any
case, a new Allied attack in
the Mediterranean would ser-
iously complicate Germany's
problems. She has only a
limited force with which to
meet all the assaults which
will be directed against her,
and in the Mediterranean area
she isprobably more decisively
outnumbered than anywhere else.
If a new attack is being plan-
ned, it might well be the
reason for the long months of
inactivity in Italy.
During the past week, fight-
ing on the eastern front was
on a small and unspectacular
scale. As pointed out in this
column last week, the Russians
are in all probability re-
grouping their forces for a
tremendous attack to be co-
ordinated with the Anglo-Amer-
ican invasion of western Europe.
Several small-scale battles,
at widely scattered points
along the Russian front, in-
dicate that the Soviet armies
are maneuvering into position
for the new assault. Russian
mountain troops are penetrat-
ing the Romanian foothills of
the Carpathian Mountains, and
there have been several sharp
clashes in southeastern Poland.
In addition the Red Air Force
is taking an increasingly im-
portant part in the Soviet
operations, bombing German

Fire at No. 1! It'stheGerman
Messerschmitt Me. 210, a low-wing,
twin engine fighter-bomber. Both
edges of the wings taper to round-
ed tips. There is a gun blister on
each side of the fuselage. The
tapered tailplane has rounded tips
and a single fin and rudder.

supply depots and railway hubs
behind the front.
The siege of Sevastopol con-
tinues to be the largest mil-
itary operation now taking
place in the east. Unquestion-
ably there are sufficient
Soviet troops available to
take the city by storm at any
time; but Marshal Stalin is
evidently anxious to spare as
many Russian lives aspossible,
and is consequently willing to
let events take their inevit-
able course. The German de-
fense of Sevastopol is doomed
to failure; it is only a mat-
ter of time, and the Russians
can afford to wait.
4 *
The situation in Burma con-
tinues to improve, from the
viewpoint of the Allies. The
Japanese invaders of eastern
India have yet to score a sig-
nificant victory there; and
while they are reportedly pre-
paring an all-out attack
against the stubbornly defend-
ed city of Imphal, Allied com-
manders are openly confident
that the city will not fall.
Meanwhile, the American-
trained Chinese forces of Lt.
Gen. Joseph Stillwell arepush-
ing forward steadily through
the jungles of northern Burma
towards the vital city of My-
itkyina. Stillwell's drive is
a far greater threat to the
Japanese position in Burma
than any theJapanese have been
able to pose to the Allied de-
fenders of India. In the long
run, the war in Burma may well
be determined -- not by the
fate of Imphal--but by the
fate of Myitkyina.


Not at No. 2! It's the British
Mosquito, a twin engine, low-wing
bomber. The main taper of the wing
is on the trailing edge. The line of
its leading edge is broken at the
center panel by projecting radia-
tors. The engine nacelles extend
beyond the wing's trailing edge.




ALLIED BOMBERS based in Britain are now constantly
attacking targets in the shaded area -f the map.
Favorite objectives are rail hubs, air fields and
coastal defenses.





* Frankfurt

4 Stuttgart



Cl ermont

S *, Bern


Le Toulouse




Drawn at Tyndall Field, Fla.

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May 6. 19114 TH T1YnflI TRF

ORDINARILY, I DON'T go in for this
writing game at all, but since I
am presently out of a job and a
home I' d like to tell my story,
even if it doesn' t make the Daily News
or P.M. My name is Alvin and like most
Florida spiders, I don't have a last
name simply because I don't have any use
for one. I've never done much writing
before, and the little I have done has
been of the web writing variety, so
don't expect any Pulitzer prize winning
stuff from me.
Until Monday of last week I was the
sole proprietor of the now defunct 343rd
day room. Now, to old timers on this
field, I don't have to go any further in
describing my joint because to those old
Kelly men this place was the scene of
many happy days. But for the benefit of
you guys who have yet to draw your
pgey" pay, the 343rd day room is
,ated in the western end of what is
now the GI beer hall across from Mess
#1, and thereby hangs my tale.
In all modesty, I must admit that I've
had a pretty good thing here for close
to a year -- what with all the 3.2
floating around in addition to potato
chips and peanut butter crackers. Now
mind you, I'm no souse, but I like my
Falstaff as well as the next man. Of
course, I haven't had things all to my-
self here, because the beauty of a spot
like this travels the underground fast
and I've had a lot of company, but
always managed to hold my own. The big-
gest fight I ever had was with a cocky
Black Widow who had one too many and got
under my skin one night several months
ago -- we had appropriate funeral ser-
vices. But that's going off the track
it so let's get down to the business
.ast Monday morning I was in the midst
of swallowing my morning eye opener from
a "Three Ring" bottle cap when I was
rudely disturbed by someone trying to
force the door. Now the doors to my
joint haven't been opened since the post
cleaners moved out to their new home in
the barber shop building, and this bus-
iness of trying the doors kind of upset
me. I looked up to see who the intruder
was and through the dust stained window
I could make out a six foot GI with
shack stripes on his sleeve. But before
I could get a better look, the guy gave
up and left.

FTER FINISHING the contents of
the bottle cap I retreated to a
corner and pondered the thing
over. Could this be the begin-
ning of that second front, the strategy
of which the patrons of the beer hall
discuss fiercely each night? (Incident-
ally, should I ever be called into the
service, I am going to demand that I be
given credit on my service record for
orientation lectures, for there is
little more than I could possibly learn
on the subject of "Why We Fight" that I
haven't already learned from listening
to the heated discussions and profound
observations made nightly by the lager
commentators over station BEER.)
Anyhow, by mid-afternoon Monday I'm
convinced that the morning's episode was
just that and nothing more. But how
foolish and unworldly I was! At 1441 on
the nose I was awakened from my after-
noon nap by the roar of a GI truck which
stopped dead in front of the back door.
"This is it," I said to myself, getting
ready for the worst. However, for a
minute I thought I might be saved be-
cause it seems the guys who were doing
the housebreaking couldn't get the key
to work, but.I failed to take into
consideration the staunch character of
the GIs involved and forgot that when
the Army says a key will work, it does-
About five guys, ranking from Pfc. to
the shack striper, pile in and pass a
lot of disparaging remarks about the un-
tidiness of my abode, but I let them
squawk -- if they don't like it they
know what they can do about it. It
seems, however, that the guys like the


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place, particularly after taking in-
ventory of the pool table, checker
boards, soft furniture and other day
room equipment which have been left in
my charge. Then, after batting the
breeze for a while, the guys start mov-
ing in in earnest. They had trouble
getting their two desks in through the
narrow door, and their difficulties
pleased me no end.
But once their furniture was in I knew
that it was time for me to get out, be-
cause they kept talking about a "target"
and I long ago decided to stay clear of
any shooting in this territory. (The
authorities are still seeking me as the
only witness to an affair down in Dade
County.) They continued to discuss this
target business and my curiosity became
aroused, wondering whether they were
with the Department of Training

S I PACKED my webs with one ear
cocked toward the conversation,
it finally dawned on me that these
guys were the staff of the camp
newspaper and that this was to be their
new home. "Well, I says to myself,
"this is an issue of another color," and
I sits down to hear more. There is much
talk about how they'll fix the place up
and how they were literally kicked out
of post headquarters and I find myself
beginning to warm up to the crew. But
then they start tossing around some corny
gags, and brother after all the corny
gags I've had to listen to, you're in
no mood to hear any would-be Bob Hopes
threatening a guy with a coke bottle if
he doesn't laugh at your last one.
Also, it seems that they are very
intent upon cleaning up the joint and
are casting hostile glances at my web
work with "a-new-broom-sweeps-clean"
gleam in their eyes. And one of them
picks up a cue stick and starts destroy-
ing my number 2 net in the southeast
corner, the web which has brought me a
tidy catch of flies each day for months.
This then, is the last straw. With my
livelihood gone, even the plentiful
supply of brew couldn't swerve me from
my decision to move on. After all, it
hasn't all been sugar and honey. I have
had hard times here, especially on in-
ventory day when the GIs who run the
beer parlor cause a virtual drought in
the place, but I've taken the good with
the bad and made the best of it.
I could go on for pages with nostalgic
tales, but why bore you any longer?
These guys have moved in and I got the
gate. I wasn't consulted, of course,
and therefore feel piqued, but who am I
to interfere with the war effort? So,
without even so much as a "C'est la
Guerre" to the boys, I checked out.

EDITOR'S NOTI: This is one of the finest
contributions we have ever received from
a spider.



Sunday, 'JIVE JUNCTION,' Dickie
Moore, Tina Thayer.
Robert Cumings.
Wednesday, 'UNCENSORED,' Eric
.Portman, Phyllis Calvert.
Thursday, 'I MET MY LOVE AGAIN,'
Henry Fonda, Joan Bennett
FIGHTERS,' Wild Bill Elliott.

I Ii5ndal

ing suits point out the figures,
but slacks reveal the facts.
And now once around the field,
lightly: ...We hear the cadets of
Class 44-17 gave Personnel's Jo
Ellen Vickers an unanimous vote
of approval as they left the
field two weeks ago. We're told
that as the trucks passed the
Personnel building the hundreds
of gadgets raised their voice as
one and gave out with a lusty
"Goodbye, Joe Ellen!" (Quote, I
was never so embarrassed in all
my life, unquote.)...Wlthout any
inferences whatsoever on the sub-
ject, we report that Cpl. Guido
Conte, popular PT instructor
formerly at PT area #2, has re-
tired from active duty to recover
from a stomach ailment. A trip
to an army hospital near Butler,
Pa., is believed to be on the
schedule for Conte, and Guido, a
native of Pennsylvania, Is keep-
ing his fingers crossed. He
claims he doesn't want a CDD, be-
cause he'd be a social outcast
since all of his friends are in
the service. (We hereby underline
the word "claims.")...
Tyndall's Flying Forts are do-
ing double duty with gunnery
missions during the day and co-
pilot training after sundown, and
we doff our caps to thermen on
the line who are doing an A-i job
of keeping the metal birds in top


Saturday, 'GIRL 1N THE CASE,'
Edmund Lowe, Janis Carter.
Louise Albritton, Robert Paige.
Tuesday, 'DAYS OF GLORY,' Gregory
Peck, Toumanova.
Wed., Thurs., 'PIN-UP GIRL.' Betty
Grable, Joe E. Brown.
John Garfield, Paul Henreid.

CREEK,' Betty Hutton, Ed Bracken.
Lynn Bari, Akim Tamiroff.
Wednesday, 'THE WHISTLER,' Richard
Thurs., Fri., 'JANE EYRE,' Orson
Welles, Joan Fontaine.0
Saturday, 'FRONTIER LAW,' Tex
Ri t ter.
Late Show Sat., 'FIGHTING SEA-
BEES,' John Wayne, Susan Hayward.

Sun., Mon., 'SPIDER WOMAN,' Basil
Rutherford, George Montgomery.
TANY,' Jean Pierre Aumont.
Frt., Sat., 'LOST CANYON,' Bill

Uermany, or some other Axis na-
tion, however, payments to him
would be held up until the end
of the war.

Q. Is it possible for a warrant
officer to be "broken" or reduced
in rank by a court-martial.
A. No. Although warrant offi-
cers are not commissioned offi-
cers, they are not enlisted men
either and may not be reduced
to the ranks, nor to the status of
non-commissioned officers.

Q. I was inducted last year and
will be 38 next month. Will I then
be eligible for an over-age dis-
A. No. Only those men who
reached their 38th birthday on or
before Feb. 28, 1943, were eligible
for discharges as over-age. At
present it is the policy of the
Army to keep everyone in service
who can be useful in any manner.

t Jaalei

condition...The weekly boxing
bouts are still drawing record
crowds and we highly recommend
them as first class entertainment
without any price tag a com-
bination that should entice any
GI, even if his sporting blood
flows in trickles... The major
part of the field's organization
seems to have been completed and
outside of a few odds and ends,
everything appears to be under
control. Of course there are
matters of beds and mattresses
missing in some units and an
average in others, but then what
else wuld supply sergeants have
to worry about? (Don't answer
that, Johnny Colleran!)...
From all reports the members of
last week's bivouac group were
victims of a rainfall which is
estimated to have measured 3.2
if not more...In case the approach
of summer weather is getting you
down we suggest a daily visit to
the ball diamond late in the
afternoon where the members of
the T/F nine go through peppery
workouts with a zip and zest
that's downright contagious...Ray
Barrette has been heard from and
he writes that Maxwell Field
agrees with him -- and you can
take that any way you want to...
Also coming in on the mail beam
has been a message from Lt. Ralph
Edwards, who in addition to re-
questing a Target, writes that
he is now a squadron adjutant but
manages to make a few trips over-
seas on ferry missions...
OID, BUT GOOD: in the darkness
a GI called out to a passing
khaki-clad figure: "Hey chum,
got a match?" A light was forth-
coming and as he started to thank
him for it, the private was hor-
rified to see the man was a col-
onel. "I'm sorry, sir, I could' t
make out your uniform in the dark,
and I didn't know-" "It's all
-right, son," said the colonel.
"Just thank God I wasn't a second

Sgt: 'What did you do when
she said she didn't want to see
you anymore?'
Pfc: 'Turned out the light!'

Girls who wear flannels
The whole year through,
Itch to get married,
But seldom do.

Inspecting Officer: 'I thought
you said there was nothing but
clothes in that barracks bag?
What do you call that bottle?'
Soldier: 'That's my night cap,

Another innovation in the way of recreation for patients at the
post hospital is the weekly entertainment sponsored by the Special
Service Office. At least once a week, a performer wends his way
from ward to ward bringing laughs and gags to the patients, es-
pecially those restricted to their beds. In the photo above, the
cameraman caught Sgt. Leonard Goldberg entertaining two groups of
convalescing Gis with his bag of card tricks and belly tickling
spiel that goes along with them.
Also on tap for T/F hospital patients is a semi-weekly comment
on world events over the public address system by Lt. William
Rusher, post orientation officer. The fifteen minute Tuesday and
Saturday commentary will begin, today at I P.M. and Lt. Rusher hopes
to devote a limited portion of succeeding programs to answering
questions submitted by his listeners on timely topics.

Q. Is it possible to send nmai to
prisoners of war. And are they
permitted to answer your letters?
A. Of course you can send mail
to prisoners. In fact, this practice
is encouraged. The mailing ad-
dress of a prisoner of war is for-
warded by Red Cross authorities
through the Government's Prison-
er of War Information Bureau.
Most prisoners, however, are
strictly limited in the amount of
mail they send out, so you may
not hear from them for many
months, if at all.
Q. When I was drafted last year,
I named my mother as beneficiary
of my National Service Life In-
surance. She has since died, how-
ever, and now. I want to name my
father beneficiary. He is a resident
of Cuba. Is this okay?
A. In most cases, it is accept-
able to name a person living out-
side the U. S. as beneficiary. If
your father were a resident of


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In order to speed delivery of
YANK, The Army Weekly, to isolat-
ed outposts in the Pacific, a
miniature "Air Edition" is now
being published in Hawaii. Though
this small-size YANK is about 40
per cent smaller than the regular
issue, its content is identical
to the standard pages.
YANK's Pacific Air Edition is
appropriately nam#d. Every, Cpy,
s flown to some distant part of
he Pacific area. Because of its
compact size and reduced weight,
much larger quantities of copies
can be transported by plane.
Exact reproductions of all pages
in the full-siie edition are made
and printed in a 78xlOi-inch
"We are printing this smaller
air edition because we have been
unable to get enough airplane
space to send YANK each week to
all our readers in islands to
the south," the editors explain.
Commenting on The Amny Weekly's
newest innovation, Lt. Gen.
Robert C. Richardson, Jr., Com-
manding General of the Central
Pacific Area, wrote to YANK:
"Upon my return from Washington
I found your letter, enclosing a
kopy of the first issue of YANK'S
pacificc AIR Edition
"I am sure that the air edition
will serve to increase the en-
thusiastic reception already be-
ing given to YANK throughout the
Central Pacific Area. The fornnat
of the air edition is particular-
ly attractive. "



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MAY 17
"Town Topics," a USO camp show
variety revue, will be presented
at the Post Theater on May 17.
Admission to servicemen will be
Appearing in the show will be
several veteran performers and
some young entertainers who are
making their first road tour.
M.C. of the show is Joe May,
who recently returned from a trip
overseas entertaining servicemen
in Egypt, Italy, Sicily and North
Africa. May is a comedian, and
his partner is Margie Green,
acrobatic and tap dancer.
The "Hoops, My Dear" trio of
Wilfred, Mae and Johnny do a
spectacular hoop-rolling and
juggling act. Minerva Roth is a
21 year old blues singer. The
Six Murielettes are a dancing
chorus of six young New York
girls who are making their first
road trip. Renee Melba, zylo-
phonist, plays straight operatic
arias and popular numbers. Carl
Russell Keller is pianist and
musical conductor. Roger Williams
and Alice, a comedy team, complete
the troupe.

A bulletin issued at Post Head-
quarters this week announced that
Les Gilbert's Bar, at First Street
and Harrison Avenue in Panama
City, has been placed "off limits"
to all military personnel.
It's easy to tell a girl's past
by her presents.

May 6, 1944

r ay Iv

--Squadron A--

Nick Ranieri took his own
choice between winning his
boxing match Tuesday night,
or a G. I. detail Wednesday.
He threw one southpaw punch
and the match was overt Sane
kid that Nickiel
Bobby Seidel hasbeen knock-
ing clay pigeons off faster
than they come out of the
houses. In a week's skeet
shooting, the Squadron "Ace"
missed only three birds Can
anyone show us a better re-
cord? Nice shooting, Bob!
Another of Squadron A's
experts, Sherman Schapiro,
has taken upon himself the
gigantic task of drawing up a
new Squadron insignia. Fur-
thermore, it is almost in
completed form for putting up
on wooden signsI It sure is a
honey Look in next week's
"Tyndall Target" for a pic-
ture of it, and also come
around for a look-see at the
new sign next week, around
Wednesday. The squadron
thanks you, Sherman, for a
swell piece of work.
Art Krupski, another lad of
no little initiative, has
completed and forwarded to
the War Department plans for
shortening the length of the
run and time element involved
in getting Uncle Sam's huge
flying boats into the air!
He's changed the floats so
that more traction is pos-
sible, even on perfectly
smooth water! Tyndall Field
aid your own squadron salute
you, Pvt. Arthur Krupskil
Well, this week we lose our
good boys (half of 'em) to
Apalach. We know you'll be
well taken care of there,
tho, so our loss is your gain.
Also, your "Nursie* will see
that you get there safe and
sound! Good luck, good fly-
ing and see you when you get
back, fellers!
Gotta mention Squadron A
inspections. Three week's
inspections have netted the
boys two second places and a
tie fbr first place. We proud-
ly displayed the "Ew flag for
four days, and then Lt. Lugo's
up-and-coming Squadron B took
over. Just wait and watch,

Christian Science church
services arenow being conduct-
ed in the Post Chapel at 8
p.m. every Tuesday, it was an-
nounced this week. All person-
nel are invited.

Still one of the field's
most popular entertainers,
Frankie Perry, right, prepares
to "bring the house down" with
another of her famed "blues"
,numbers at the regular mix-
week entertainment program
presented at the Hollow by
the Special Service Office. As
always, the Tyndallaires, Tyn-
dall Field dance band, under
the direction of W/O Joshua
Missal, were on hand to furn-
ish the melodic beats for the
two-hour entertainment which
included many of Tyndall's
leading performers. Cpl. Jimmy
Connif and Sgt. Estelle Snowa
vocalized with the band, while
Cpl. Johnny Plackemier, bari-
tone, stepped up to the mike
for several solos.
Pfc. and Mrs. Axe, who in
civilian life were billed as
"The whirlaways," caught the
fancy of the record throng
with their skill on skates,
and pfc. Cooke Freeman, light-
footed tapster, had the fans
forgetting there was a Fred
Astaire or Gene Kelly as he
beat out a stacatto rhythm on
the boards.
Recently returned from a
tour for Red Cross funds
through the southeast with the
Four Star Revue, Sgt. Vilho
Mankannen added several accor-
dian numbers to the evening's
Sgt. Leonard Goldberg gave

up his reserved heckling seat
in the audience and climbed up
to the stage to continue his
haranguing of the master of
ceremonies, the audience and
his stoo e, with a few card
and coin tricks thrown in for
good measure. Goldberg, until
his arrival here several



"I didn't get these grey
hairs on a tennis court. "
So says Gregory Mangin, one-
time Davis Cup star, who in
September, 1942, was graduated
from the gunnery school here
and who is now a Flying Fbrt-
ress gunner with the 15th Air
Fbrce in Italy.
Mangin, a sergeant now, was
interviewed by the Associated
Press, according to a dispatch
from Allied Headquarters in
He is the oldest gunner in
his bombardment group. jHe is
35. He has acquired 1,000
hours in the air and a few new
grey hairs-and lost the touch
of his backhand.
The tight spots he has been
in, first with a dive-bombing
group and more recently in
lobbing 50 caliber machine gun
bullets around European skies,
make "40 love* and "Your ser-
vice" look like pretty soft
going right now, the Associated
Press dispatch said.
On a recent raid, for ex-
ample, an ack-ack gun started
sending aces up his way. When
Sergeant Greg recovered cons-
ciousness, he found the tail
turret fill of smoke, a large
dent in his flak suit, and
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cracks in his goggles from
flak splinters that.had pene-
trated the window of his posi-
"Luck was with me, though,"
he related. "I had glass
splinters in my eyes and
couldn't see very well. Two
engines were disabled, but our
pilot got us back safely."
"It's fnny about this-you
know, I've played tennis in
.most of the countries we're
bombing now," he said.
Mangin got into the war the
hard way. He was too old for a
pilot, navigator or bombardier.
A member of the Davis Cup
squad from 1930 to 1935, pnd
national indoor champ four
-times between 1931 and 1935,
Mangin holds decisions over
fellows like Bill Tilden and
Germany's Gottfried von Cram.
Both were better than green
hands, but this bombing busi-
ness is something else again.
Mangin was graduated from
Tyndall with class 42-38.

Thousands Ask Transfer
To Infantry Units
Washington (CNS)-The War
Department has announced that
thousands of enlisted men under
32 recently requested transfer to
the Infantry so that they can
"fight the enemy at close quar-
ters." In many cases these re-
quests are being granted, the WD

GI Gets $310 Family Allowance
Des Moines (CNS)-A total of
$310 a month will go to the family
of Cpl. Cyril G. Wolfe under the
new depedency bill. Cpl. Wolfe,
42, has 12 dependents, a wife, 10
children and his mother.

months ago, was a mess serg-
e&nt in the Carribbean area for
fourteen months.
Gloria Thompson, protege of
Frankie Perry, made her debut
before T/F fans with a boogie
woogie number at tne piano
that had the boys shouting for

A recruiting campaign for
the Air Wacs in the Panama
City area will open Monday
and continue for one week,
it was announced this morning
by Lt. John Davis, personnel
officer in charge of Wac re-
Plans are being made to
erect a recruiting booth at a!
centrally located spot in.
downtown Panama City and a
program of events is to be
planned for Tyndall Field.
The campaign in this area
is part of one to be conducted
throughout the Eastern Flying
Training Command and will mark
the second anniversary of the
formation of the Women' s Army
Corps, which will be observed
by Wacs throughout the world
May 15.
"Air Wac Day" during the
campaign will be observed on
Wednesday and a program of
entertainment will include a
dance at the recreation hall.


12:30 P.M.--Record Concert,
Post Theater.
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.--Movies, Colored Rec
12:30 P.M.--Special Servi
Non-Com Meeting, I ihrary.
7 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show
Receiving Pool.
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent Party Only.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Students O-ly.
8 P.M.--Dance, ColoredRecHall
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
8 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving

Tuesday, 8 P.M. Weekly Bouts
at Post Gym.
Today, 4 P.M. Post Diamo
T/F vs. Anph. Naval Trng. St
Sunday, 2:15 P.M. Post Dia-
mond T/F vs. Camp Gordon John-
Sunday, 2:15 P.M. Colored
Diamond Post Colored Team vs.
Wainwright Yard nine.

Won Lost
348th 21 6
QM 18 6
446th 17 7
349th 16 11
69th 12 12
Medics 12 12
Ordnance 12 12
40th 11 13
25th 9 15
932nd 5 19
350th 2 22
LATEST RESULTS: 349th-3, Ordt-
0 (forfeit); Medics-2, 348th-1;
QM-3, 350th-0; 25th-3. 932nd-
0 (forfeit); 40th-2, 69th-l.
HIGH SINGLE: Wellman (350 t'
231, Nellson (25th) 231.

How Human TorpedoWorks

(Mat 88-526)
These sketches show how two British divers operated the Allies' new
human torpedo to destroy an Italian cruiser in the harbor of Palermo,
Sicily. The tiny sub, operated by two men in diving suits, is shown at top
approaching enemy net defenses. Because of its small size, it slips easily
through the nets, then speeds toward an enemy ship where the two-man
crew attaches the warhead of the torpedo to the ship's hull just below
the surface. Then a time fuse is set and the men speed away on their
electricity-driven craft. In a few minutes the enemy ship blows up.

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