TYNDALL FIELD, FLORIDA
VOL.. 3, O. 20.... AY 13, 1944
Tomorrow is Mother's Day, and the homes
of the nation will be flower with the
floral tributes of America's sons to their
mothers. As such, the above scene is sig-
nificant, for it is in the best tradition
of Mother's Day. For this Mother's Day,
like its predecessor, will again find
thousands of American mothers in service
with their sons-working on the far flung
battlefronts of the war.
The camera has caught Wac Pvt. Helen
Allbright of the Special Service Office in
the act of receiving a Mother's Day offer-
ing of flowers from a group representing
her sons of the Hollow. Her sons indeed,
for she has labored among them and for
them, acting, in addition to her many fold
duties which include a constant search for
beguiling talent for the shows she arranges,
In view of the recent reorgani-
zation, individual departments
on the field are urged to submit
news write-ups of doings in their
departments for the Tyndall Tar-
get. Weekly contributions from
'former squadron reporters will
also be welcomed.
All copy submitted should be
typewritten with double spacing
between lines, and should reach
the Target office by noon on
Personnel of Tyndall Field no
longer will have to journey into
Panana City to collect mail that
comes "C.O.D. "
The Postal Officer has made ar-
rangements to haye C.O.D. mail
handled on this field at the Base
Post Office by trie civilian con-
as confidant, adviser and friend. And it
is characteristic of those who accomplish
much to say that they have done little.
Quite in character with her S.S. work,
it naturally fell to Pvt. Allbright to ac-
cept the numerous orders for Mother's Day
flowers and messages, totalling more than
$3,000 worth, which were placed by the men
of this field in the last two weeks.
A mother herself, Pvt. Allbright is a
Californian and enlisted in the WAC on
November 5, 1943. She has a son in the
merchant marine and her son-in-law, a
first lieutenant, is with the Army Amphib-
ious Engineers overseas.
Her children are indeed fortunate, both
her own and her sons of the Hollow, for
truly are they favored who may call this
woman "mother" or "friend."
WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK
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
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M. --Movies, Receiving
Tuesday, 8 P.M. Weekly Bouts
at Post Gym.
Sunday, 2 P.M., Colored Team
vs. Camp Gordon Johnson, Sec-
tion F Diamond.
CONTEST TO MAKE
Second Lieutenant Wins
Prize for Submitting
Tyndall Field's shipping and
receiving pool, through which
every gunnery student and perman-
ent party member passes when he
enters or leaves this station,
has a new name.
It is "Trigger Town."
The name was selected by a
committee of judges at a meeting
this morning In the office of
C61. John W. Persons, post com-
mander, who a week ago inaugur-
ated the contest to rename the
area formerly known as "Skunk
"Trigger Town" was selected be-
cause of its relation to weapons
in general and to flexible ma-
chine guns in particular, and,
it is believed, the new name will
"catch on" with all personnel.
The judges, in voting on the
names submitted in the contest,
did not know the identity of the
contestants. The winner of the
$25 In PX merchandise which was
offered is 2nd Lt. Lee B. Spencer,
of Jam Handy.
An extensive publicity campaign
to famallarize personnel with the
name "Trigger Town" is being
planned by the Public Relations
Office. This campaign possibly
will include a contest to write
a "theme song" for the area.
OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN
TO OPEN NEXT WEEK
Reminiscent of the beer Pardens
of old Vienna, the Exchange beer
Garden is expected to be opened
on or about Tuesday of next week.
Located behind the Deer hall in
the old 343rd orderly room, the
Garden extends slightly south,
It will have a seating capacity
of 500. It will be for the ex-
clusive use of enlisted personnel
and their wives or husband.
Gay colored umbrellas will im-
part that "Auf Weldersehn" atmos-
phere to the surroundings and on
opening night the Garden will be
decked out in a manner to suit
the festive occasion.
Augmenting the present beer
hall, the Exchange Beer Garden
will be open from 6 to 10 p.m.
daily, closing an hour earlier
on Sunday. Fatigue dress will
be permitted. On Sundays, only
the Garden will be open to pro-
vide the faithful with their en-
zymes, those tiny catalytic
agents residing in 3.2 beer that
undoubtedly aid digestion.
The Army has many compensations
and It would seem that one of
these could well be the drinking
of perfectly chilled beer under
the starry pavilion of a Flori-
da night sky at the end of a.
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.
7 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show at
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent Party Only.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
-- CHOICE FOR THE WEEK
Captain: "I'd like to talk to
someone with a little authority
Private: "I'm your man, sir.
QUESTION: "WHAT WAR SHORTAGES Private: "ll m your man sr
AFFECT YOU THE MOST." I'e as little authority as any-
By HARRIS AND BARDI
A/C WBHISON ALDO, Brooklyn, N.Y.:
"The shortage of
seems to affect
me most. Being
restricted to the
post, I can't
purchase any, and
even if I could
get some the bootleg price of $10
a quart would be too stiff a tar-
iff for me. "
P 7. JUSfIN COLIN, New York,
were affecting me
very little until
I discovered that
at Tyndall Field
we were practi-
cally in the same
shoes as civilians as far as the
supply of meat, sugar and condi-
ments are concerned.
P7S. LEON S. KRUSZBFSKI, New Bed-
not really short-
ages, are what I
miss the most:
parties and mom's
Even though the
Army's chow is varied, it can't
possibly compare with mm' s cook-
ing, which is understandable. I
only wish I had more furloughs to
catch up with mom's cooking."
SOT. J.J. REED, Miami, Fla.:
which affect me
are the ones
which affect the
they are cert-
ainly making transportation a
tough proposition when it comes
to getting off the field. "
PV7. FAUL J. JUCHNOVICZ, Phila-
"As a soldier I
don't notice most
of the civilian
shortages. But I
do think I could
stand a few more
on' t been as fortunate as some.
Also, the lack of 'wimmin' both-
PPC. LOUIS A. SIANI, Jersey City,
"Shortages aren' t
rare where I'm
tioned, and what
affects me most
is a shortage of
good and easy to
get along with non-coms. Some of
the non-ooms on this field create
the impression that there is a
shortage of freedom--and I quote."
IN THE MAIL BAG THIS WEEK
A reamin' from Captain Harvey
Liddon who in returning a re-
quest to continue mailing the
Target asks, "How in the hell
do you expect us to get this form
back to you by February 1 (1944)
if we're 15,000 miles away?"
P.S. The forms were sent out in
January. Note that the field's
former ranking master sergeant
now wears captain's bars, and
according to the address on the
envelope is an air inspector
with the 15th Air Force.
Also in the Mail: A brief note
from pvt. Doris Crowley, former
sad sack of the T/F WAC det.,
who writes from 'way up Minne-
apolis way that Black Label,
Cutty Sark and the rest are
available and consumable,and
that she did and that we should
go have a beer...
And speaking of 3.2, GI's will
,oon be consuming suds under the
stars (weather permitting) in
the beer garden now in the proc-
Sun.-Mon., 'UP IN MALE'S ROOM,'
Dennis O'Keefe, Marj. Reynolds.
Tues., SLIGHTLYY TERRIFIC,' Leon
Errol, Anne Rooney; Also 'SILENT
PARINER,' Bill Henry, Grant With-
Wed.-Thurs., 'AND THE ANGELS
SING,' Dorothy Lamour, Fred Mac-
Murray, Betty Hutton.
Fri., 'YELLOW CANARY,' Anna
Neagle, Richard Greene.
Sun.-Mon., 'HEAVENLY BODY,' Wil-
liam Powell, Hedy Lamarr.
Tues., 'WOMEN OF THE TOWN.'
Wed., 'JAMBOREE,' Also Vaude-
Thurs.-Fri., 'FIGHTING SEABEES,'
Susan Haywood, John Wayne.
Sat., 'COWBOY AND SENORITA,' Roy
Sun.-Mon., 'CASANOVA IN BUR-
LESQUE,' Joe E. Brown, June Havoc.
Tues., 'SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCK-
IES,' Betty Grable, John payne.
Wed.-Thurs., 'DIXIE,' Dorothy
Lamour, Bing Crosby.
Fri.-Sat.. '"OAHA TRAIL.'
Sun., 'SOMEONE 0T RIEMFBER.'
Mon..Tues., 'MOONLIGHT IN VER-
Wed., 'FIRST COMES COURAGE,'
Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne.
Fri.-Sat., 'BULLETS & SADDLES,'
Ray Corrigan; Also 'CRIME DOC-
TOR'S STRANGEST CASE.'
ess of completion adjacent to the
present beer hall and the Tyn-
dall Target Office (advt.) (As a
sort of good will gesture, the
Target staff is planning to do-
nate pretzels for the opening
night, providing we can get a
priority on a pretzel bender)....
As another step toward bringing
the day of victory closer, the
men in room 3 of a Section A-i
barracks are going to lighten the
T/F laundry's burden If the ad-
vertisement they recently ans-
wered is bona. fide. Each of the
10 men have contributed a half
dollar to purchase a homemade
washing machine priced at $5.
Should the new contrivance prove
workable, they.plan to approach
the Lux Company about a supply of
powder in return for a sworn
statement on the effects of the
company's product on their undies.
Cpl. Dick Black of the Post
Chaplain's Office has taken steps
to see that Tyndall Field does
not stand short on Mother's day.
Dick sent one of the colorful
Mother's Day cards to Mrs. Elean-
To the Editor:
This letter is not being writ-
ten particularly for griping pur-
poses, but I have several matters
on my chest and I'll feel better
for it if I can unload them.
First of all, there is the mat-
ter of the post barber shop. tUn-
til the prices were brought down
several weeks ago, the enlisted
man's chief complaint was the
price. Now that the prices have
finally been lowered, we find
that the haircuts we are getting
aren't. If you sit in a barber
chair more than two minutes these
days and come out with something
that even resembles a haircut it
it is obvious that you have prom-
ised the clipper manipulator a
25 cent tip.
Analyzing the set-up, you come
to the conclusion that a choice
must be made as to which is pref-
erable, cheaper scalpings or res-
pectable attempts at an increased
charge. It seems that under the
new system whereby the PX actu-
ally runs the barber shop, the
decreased percentage realized by
the barbers on each haircut does
not provide them with a wage
equal to one they might receive
if they worked in town at the
same trade. Therefore, even the
best and oldest barbers are leav-
ing for greener pickings. I'd
rather not go through the exper-
ience I had several weeks ago
when in reply to the barber's
query about a shampoo I said I
had a big bottle of hairwash
waiting for me at the barracks.
The barber stopped cutting for
a moment and practically growled,
"It's too bad you haven't got
a scissors, then you wouldn't
have to come in here at all." I
think T'd rather pay the extra
nickel and keep the boys happy.
Changing the subject, it's my
guess that the fastest selling
commodity, and the most time-
or Roosevelt....Two Tyndall offi-
cers who rate tops in our book
left last week for points east.
Lts., Stan Drongowski, post ath-
letic officer, and William Rush-
er, post orientation officer,
checked out with suitcases full
of pleasant memories and thoughts
full of anticipation over their
new assignments. No one will
question Lt. Drongowski's excel-
leht job here as supervisor of
activities at the gym and on the
diamond, and while Lt. Rusher's
assignment did not bring him in
direct contact with as many'men,
he tackled his assignment with a
determination which could not but
result in success.
UNTIL NEXT WEEK
A liquor salesman, a food sales-
man and a mattress salesman were
sitting at a table drinking beer.
The liquor salesman spoke first
and said, "You know, I hate to
see a woman drink alone."
"I hate to see a woman eat
alone," added the food man.
The mattress salesman maintain-
ed a gentlemanly silence.
consuming from a service stand-
point, at the PX lunch counter
is coffee-and. It is also my
guess that more time is wasted
waiting fbr coffee-and than fbr
a bus into town. As long as
we're back to punching tickets
isn' t it possible to convert one
of the end booths into a coffee-
and station and set up a cafe-
teria style serving line? Just
think of all the aggravation that
would be eliminated! No more
trying to outshout your friend
trying to get the attention of
a waitress. No more being ig-
nored by the service girl even
though you were the first man
at the counter and 10 other guys
have already received her prec-
ious attention! Really, it
sounds too good to be true. Do
you think something could be
done about it?
Much to the pleasure of all
concerned, field authorities
permitted us to change into
khakis a month early this year,
and although the real "dog days"
have not as yet arrived our ap-
preciation has not diminished.
Right now the question on my mind
is whether or not we can look
forward to open collars and short
sleeves when the mercury does
start to soar?
EDITOR'S NOTE: We are in re-
ceipt of a letter for this de-
partment dated May 8, 1944, which
was unsigned. If "A Conscientious
GI" will forward us his name we
will gladly publish his letter.
Our policy forbids us to publish
Names will be withheld from
publication by request, but the
original letter must carry a sig-
ONE MAN'S OPINION
What's Yours ?
GUNNER, 16, RETIRED
AFTER SIX MISSIONS
Sgt. DeSales A. Glover, 1-
year-old gunner and veteran of
six missions over Germany, in-
cluding the first American raid
on Berlin, is being retired. The
former Tyndall gunnery student,
who completed his training here
in January, 1943, was recently
awarded an Air Medal, according
to an Associated Press story, and
then grounded when it was dis-
covered that the youthful Libera-
ator gunner was under age. Ad-
ministrative officials at his
base believe he will be sent
home with an honorable discharge
from the Army, even though he
fibbed about his age when he
enlisted in October, 1942, when
he was only 14. "I hate to have
to quit the Army and give up
flying," he said, "but when I'm
old enough I hope to re-enlist
for pilot training. "
--Muscles on the Mend--
AT THE HOSPITAL
American ingenuity once again
mas shown the way. hen the boys
were badly in need of a mechani-
cal saw, Lt. John C. Logan, in
collaboration with Capt. Brown
of the Corps of Engineers, and
a patient in Ward 6 who has seen
plenty of overseas service, con-
structed one in Ward 8. As a
result, the Plexiglas craze has
engulfed the hospital. The items
being made right now would be
worthy of the famous Cartier's
and the efforts are well within
the bounds of the Convalescent
Training Program. Thanks, Lt.
Logan, we here have already prof-
ited by your experience.
Ask the buddies of Pfc. Klein-
felder of Ward 5 why "Kleinie"
is happy in the Army. He ad-
mitted to your correspondent
that he found a home here in the
hospital and is seriously con-
sidering the possibility of
breaking his leg to prolong his
stay at our "resort."
) When Lt. Bell inquired of Sgt.
Cox in Ward 1 whether he had "de-
fecated" today, Sgt. Cox looked
rather puzzled and replied that
"he didn't have any." When the
word was defined for him a couple
of faces turned red but the ans-
wer was in the affirmative. (All
in the line of duty. "
A thriving organization is the
Pilonidal Sisters--beg pardon-
Cysters, in Ward 2. Pvt. Rob-
erts is the president of the
club. pvt. Lisi is the vice
president, Sgt. Klein is the
secretary and Pfc. Kaladjian is
the treasurer and handy man of
the outfit. Their offices are
governed by the length of their
stay here and seniority is a vi-
tal factor in the privileges
granted to them. (Fight-Fight---
for dear old Pilonidal.)
--Sgt. A.S. Jackrel
A dripping rain beneath the
A tent, a couple of stakes and
May for the Infantry all dreams
But leaves the Air Force dying
on its feet.
--TOM OF TYNDALL
G.I.: 'Go ahead and telephone,
and if a man answers, ask him
why the hell he isn't in the
WAC SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY
Lt. Gwen Clymer, Tyndall Field WAC C.O., is shown receiving the
congratulations of Colonel John W. Persons, post commander, on the
occasion of the birthday party honoring the second anniversary of
the WAC. The large cake in the foreground was furnished by the
Panama City USO and contributed to the enjoyability of the affair
which took place Wednesday evening at the Rec Hall.
T/F MAN TO BE RADIO
Pfc. Joseph F. Salvato, radio
operator and mechanic at Tyndall
Field for more than a year and
a half, received a signal honor
when It was announced this week
that he would leave for Maxwell
Field to become personal radio
operator to Major General William
0. Butler, commanding general of
Salvato, who is a graduate of
the AAF radio school at Sioux
Falls, N.D., is a native of Cam-
Assigned to Group II communi-
cations here at Tyndall, Salvato
was selected for the unusual hon-
or by Lt. Jacob Shapiro, ccmmuni-
cations officer, after Salvato
had outscored several other T/F
radio operators in a competitive
When questioned about his new
assignment, the 21-year-old New
Englander replied that he was too
excited to think about anything
except getting up to Maxwell and
that his good fortune was "just
too much to believe."
PFC. WILLIAM F. SALATO
PFC. WILLIAM F. SALVATO
KNOW YOUR PLANE
fighter constructed as a low-
wing, single-p.ace, all-metal
monoplane witn single tale.'
Bulky, oval-shaped fuselage and
elliptical wing are characteris-
tic. The crew consists of one
pilot. Manufactured by Republic.
Used as fighter protection for
bombers, fighter sweeps at high
and medium altitudes, and as a
DIMENSIONS: Span: 40 feet, 8
inches. Length: 36 feet, 1 inch.
Height: 14 feet, 2 inches. Tread
width: 15 feet, 6 inches. Wing
area: 300 square feet. Approxi-
mate maximum weight: Over 13, 500
POWER PLANT: One Pratt & Whitney
R-2800 twin-row 18-cylinder
2,000 hp. radial air-cooled en-
gine. Both geared and turbine
superchargers. Fbur-bladed Cur-
tiss electrically controlled
PERFORMANCE: Rated at a speed
of over 400 miles an hour. Ser-
vice ceiling approximately 40,-
000 feet. The tactical radius
of action is 350 miles as escort
BOMB LOAD: 500 pounds.
ARMAMENT: Eight .50 caliber guns
PROTECTION: Front and rear armor
protection for pilot. Leak-
proof tanks, bullet-proof glass.
NEW BUILDING FOR
CTP PROGRAM NEARS
The new Convalescent Training
Program building which will house
all of the C.T.P.'s future ac-
tivities is rapidly nearing com-
pletion and is expected to be
opened on or about June 1.
Located directly across from
the station hospital's adminis-
trative offices, the C.T.P. build-
ing holds a theater and will be
staffed by members of the hos-
pital and American Red Cross.
All C.T.P. activities will be
under the supervision of the
C.T.P. officer, Lt. L.C. Ewing.
The schedule of activities will
include movies, lectures, demon-
strations, and such manual crafts
as telegraphy, model airplane
building and cabinet making. In
addition, there will be a daily
broadcast of music and news items
over the public address system
recently installed throughout
the hospital.- All programs will
emanate from the C.T.P. building.
Standard first run pictures
will be shown nightly through
the courtesy of the Special
Service Office, which will also
furnish soldier shows at fre-
The welfare activities of the
Red Cross also will be conducted
from the new building.
85 COLORED CADETS
April 21, 1944, brought about
the arrival of 85 eager aviation
cadets and four lieutenants to
Tyndall Field's aerial gunnery
We marched to Tyndall Field im-
mediately after completion of
pre-flight training at Tuskegee,
Ala., and are here for the ex-
press purpose of reckoning with
the gunnery phase of our "bombi-
gator" training. Each of us is
determined and anxious to realize
inscribing our individual names
in the exergue of a pair of gum-
ner' s wings.
After experiencing a few days
of exposure to the local gunnery
curriculum, we could not help but
render much lip service in the
form of commendations and eulo-
gies in favor of the convincing
efficiency of the ground school
and its attached personnel. Es-
pecially are we fond of our in-
structors in that they have prov-
ed to be qualified and fair in
every respect. We sincerely ap-
preciate their efforts.
In addition to covering the in-
itial part of our course, which
at one time appeared congested to
the point of saturation, and ac-
cumulating a gigantic reservoir
of mechanical terms, phrases and
Snames, we have found time to take
cognizance of the extensive resi-
due of educational data that is
evident beyond the confines of
ground school. The newness of our
present environment has confront-
ed us with some unfamiliar cus-
toms, policies and advocations
that demand profound considera-
tion and an open-minded, un-
biased approach. All in all, our
stay at Tyndall Field promises to
be one of the most resonant im-
pressions on our military calen-
Incidentally, we were afforded
the opportunity to visit Panama
City. "That's All. Brother!"
There is always room at the top
because so nany who get there go
to sleep and roll off.
May 13, 1944
THE TYNDILL T~RBiFT
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OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, PANAMA CITY, FLA.
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For many the war has been a quick graduation. Only yester-
day you were boys ambling along adolescent ways in pursuit
of minor urges and shielded by the bulwark known as "Mom. "
Then, overnight, came the draft and when the smoke and con-
fusion had cleared away you found yourself awkwardly quarter-
ed in man's estate.
Casting a look about, you saw others reflecting as you did
their personal fearfulness of the transition and that made
you feel a little better. It was hard, those first few weeks
without "Mom." For the first time in your life you felt
alone. There was no Mom to pick up the things you habitually
left lying around and as you realized this one small thing
your sense of helplessness grew to amazing proportions.
The letters from home began arriving regularly then. Dad's
were always full of parental pride and expected big things
of you. Sister's made you feel like a hero and a heel, re-
membering the classic stunts you pulled on her, and the teas-
ing. Only Mom's were different. You liked Dad's and sister's
--you loved Mom's. Her letters were somehow warmer and ex-
pected nothing of you. Usually they carried a money order
and advised that a package was on the way. But all of them
held her faith and her deep abiding love for her boy in uni-
About that time you went over and the Cook's tour began.
North Africa, Sicily and finally Italy. Still the letters
followed. Only now even a careless Joe could see the dif-
ference. It gave you a good feeling to know that had you
gone to the ends of the earth her love and letters would
faithfully have followed you.
Now you're back in the States again, soldier, and you have
a breather for as long as it'will last. But Mom, there are
no breathers for Mom, soldier. Mom will still be on the go
long after this war is racked away, moving through the topsy-
turvy scenes of a rescued world in the sure constancy of her
divine mission on earth.
Today, as always, her boy is on her mind. Wherever you
are, soldier, the heart of that great lady is with you. En-
listed man or officer--let tomorrow's first salute be for
Mom--she rates it.
BIRTHDAY FOR THE WACS
Where were you in mid-May of 1942?
A lot has happened to you since then, hasn' t it? And to
other people, too. It was two years ago that Corregidor
fell. The Germans still were going east toward Stalingrad
and the Japs still were going south toward Australia. We
mention the subject because we think it calls to your atten-
tion, more forcefully than anything else, how much room there
is for growth and development within the space of two wartime
Two years ago, on May 15, 1942, the Women's Army Corps was
organized. It had the word "Auxiliary" in its name then, and
for a while was not GI. But it's strictly GI now, and no one
can deny the Wacs the credit they deserve.
This anniversary gives us an opportunity to express our
pride in our Air Wacs. We can' t help but notice they're with
the 8th and 9th Air Forces in England, Air Service Commands
in North Africa and Italy, and the Air Transport Command in
Hawaii, besides a great many bases in the States.
We like our own Air Wacs, and congratulate our own field's
detachment on the anniversary of their Corps. They have
given us daily proof of their ability to handle GI jobs. They
have a right to be proud of their outfit.
All of us know someone back home who has become a Wac. And
all of us know someone who is eligible to enlist. Let's tell
them to ask for duty with the Army Air Forces. Let's tell
them we believe in the Corps and that we know they will like
The Women's Army Corps has accomplished much in the last
two years. And let this sink in--its members are doing a lot
toward shortening the next two years.
FOR BONOR AND FOR HERI
Somewhere, a woman, thrusting
Faces the Juture bravely for
foils on from daun till dark;
from day to day;
Fights back her tears, nor heeds
the bitter ache;
She loves you, trusts you,
breathes in prayer your name;
Soil not her faith in you, by
sin or shame.
Somewhere a woman -MOfHER--
Waits betwixt hopes and fears
for your return;
Her kiss, her words, will cheer
you in the strife,
When death itself confronts
you, grim and stern;
But let her image all your
vhen base temptations scorch
you with their flame.
Somewhere a woman (mother)
watches--filled with pride;
Shrined in her heart you share
a place with none.
She toils, she waits, she
prays, till side by side
You stand together when the
O keep for her dear sake a
Bring back to her a manhood
free from shame.
One day each year is set
aside as "Mother's Day." Sun-
day, May 3L4, is the day to be
observed this year.
Have you ever stopped to re-
alize how many men have been
great because they had great
mothers? Often we never know
the influence of the mother
upon her child, but it is largely
"the mother" who in the early
years molds the character of the
man or woman. The mother's in-
fluence is one oz the greatest
in the child's life. Let each
of us stop for a moment and
consider what influence our
mothers had in our lives.
I suppose each of you thinks
that your mother is the greatest
mother in the world. That is
as it should be. We should love
and honor our mothers, the first
commandment which has a promise
is: "Honor thy father and thy
The Air Medal, already won by
hundreds of Tyndall gunnery
school graduates in the air
wherever planes of the AAF are
chasing the enemy from the sky,
has been placed above the'Purple
Heart in order of precedence of
awards made by the War Depart-
Awarded for meritorious
achievement in aerial flight,
the Air Medal's boost in prestige
now brings the Army order of
precedence in accord with that
established by the Navy, Marine
Corps and Coast Ouard.
In order of precedence, the
Army's awards rank as follows
under the change:
1. Medal of Honor--for gal-
lantry and intrepedity at the
risk of life above and beyond
the call of duty.
2. Distinguished Service Cross
--for extraordinary heroism in
military operations against an
---- Bhpe4 l StrhiO Iics --
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.
Christian Science Service..8 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal.........7:30 P.M.
Mass, Post Chapel..........8 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater........10 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel ......1: 15 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel........6:30 P.M.
Mass ................... 5:30 A.M.
Choir Rehearsal.............8 P.M.
(and any time Chaplain is in his
Worship Service........7:30 P.M.
MOTHER that thy days may be
long..." God promises blessing
to those who honor their mothers.
Many of us have Godly mothers
and for this we should be truly
thankful to God. Sunday, as we
observe Mother's Day, let each
of us take time to thank God for
our Mothers and to think of the
things of God that our Mothers
have taught us. Some soldiers
continue to live up to the stand-
ards their mothers taught them,
but some "follow the crowd" in-
stead of the teachings of their
mothers. Some think it is manly
to follow the crowd, but that
is not the case. It is easy to
float down stream, but to swim
against the current takes 'some-
thing.' To stand for the right
when others around you are doing
wrong shows real character, real
manhood! It is easy to do what
the gang is doing, but to do and
stand for what is right takes
the grace of God. I feel sure
many of your mothers have told
you that before. When tempta-
tion comes, stop and think-
would this please my mother?
That is a good test.
3. Distinguished Service Med-
al--for exceptionally meri-
torious service in a duty of
4. Legion of Merit--for ex-
ceptionally meritorious conduct
in the performance of outstanding
5. Silver Star-for gallantry
6. Distinguished Flying Cross--
for heroism or extraordinary
achievement in aerial flight.
7. Soldier's Medal--for heroism
not involving actual conflict
with an enemy.
8. Bronze Star Medal--for he-
roic or meritorious service
against an enemy not involving
9. Air Medal.
10. Purple Heart--for wounds
received in action against an
11. Good Conduct Medal--for
exemplary behavior, efficiency
and fidelity of enlisted men.
AIR MEDAL TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER PURPLE
HEART AMONG WAR DEPARTMENT DECORATIONS
May 13. 9'PA TY1JlAI I u T
Latest victim of the invasion
jitters is that Fourth Aryan, Dr.
Joseph Goebbels. As Nazi Propa-
ganda Minister, Goebbels has in
the past tossed off on the un-
suspecting atmosphere some highly
startling statements, but now the
little Minister has outdone him-
self. In his news organ, "Das
Reich," Goebbels belabours the
Allies for their failure to in-
vade western Europe and thus re-
lieve the anxious minds of the
German people. Says Herr Goeb-
bels: "Among the German people
there's a greater anxiety that
the invasion might not come than
that it will come." Perhaps a
note from General Eisenhower
would be reassuring but the Germ-
ans have only to view their
crumbling cities to better under-
stand the delay out of which has
been born the suspense that kills.
This week, while out for bigger
game, airmen of the U.S. Eighth
Air Force paused long enough over
Germany to do a bit of ruffled
grouse shooting and succeeded in
bagging 119 of Goering's tame
birds. The American's ability to
flush the wary German grouse was
last evidenced on April 11, when
126 of the highly ruffled Luft-
waffe got their heads shot off
for their pains. The Nazis are
belatedly finding out that des-
pite the sub-zero temperatures,
five miles up can get to be hot-
ter than Hades when the Yanks
start pouring it on. Apparently
Goering's vaunted boasts that his
Luftwaffe is cool and seasoned
means nothing to a hot Yankee
By this time it is perfectly
obvious to an observing world
that the Japanese in Manlpur
stand in high disfavor with the
local gods of India. Long be-
fore the first of the big rains
the Tokyo-inspired attempt to win
an invasion base in Manipur must
be deemed a washout. teavy at-
tacks on Imphal and in the Kohima
area have won nothing for the
warriors of the Sun Emperor ex-
cept to assure them of an ac-
celerated entry into the Nippon-
ese equivalent of Nirvana. The
Japanese now have more than an
aggressor's share of Ill-starred
ventures and the present Manipur
fiasco is not likely to be their
last. As a banyan tree philoso--
pher once held, "The silver rupee
flung upon the gaming table does
not make change for the fool that
For want of a horse a kingdom
was lost and for want of a little
oil to ea *e its creaking joints
the Nazi war machine is now
threatened with a similar fate.
In the opening days of the war it
was the Ploesti fields in Romania
THE ALLIED POUNDING of Nazi
communications is continuing
without a let-up. As many as
4,000 bombers a day have been
dropping tons of bombs on the
railroad lines and centers
that one day soon will be.
called upon to transport men
and materials to meet the on-
slaught of the United Nation's
Since March 2, at least 64
vital traffic renters in west-
ern Europe have felt the heavy
hand of the American and Brit-
ish air forces. And Secretary
Stimson says that the Nazi
transportation system "appears
to have been shaken badly. "
Thursday's raids were typical
of what the Allies have been
handing out every day since
the powerful.blows began.
Four thousand Allied planes
were out for the attacks. They
dropped some 7,000 tons of
bombs. They hit 15 large
railway centers and numerous
air fields in France and Bel-
gium. British bombers, in
night forays, struck at rail-
way junctions .and also at
the French coast. So violent
were some of the explosions,
press dispatches reported,
that houses shook across the
channel in England.
And the weather was ripe
for invasion. The driest and
sunniest spring since the
Nazis attacked Belgium and the
Netherlands four.years ago
this week has put the terrain
of western Europe in fine con-
dition for ground fighting.
The German high command, in-
dicating that apparently .it
does not expect the invasion
to come for some time, pointed
out in a broadcast that the
Allied air offensive has not
yet risen to the intensity of
which it is capable. I
Saint Matthias a so too
Mussau Group Miles
Admiralty Islands MomoteAirtrip
Mani~Rtgjp,, Los NegrosL
New HaiVoerl9 ,,T1bavieo nds
Civilization stops at the coast of New Britain. The interior of this
shaggy, soggy, blood-bathed island is a place where the white man is
a stranger and the natives live in fear of evil spirits, and eat ants, snakes,
dogs-and each other. The island itself is a 300-mile crescent-shaped
strip lying between New Guinea, vital buffer for Australia, and Bougain-
ville, top link of the Solomons chain. Its chief town is heavily-bombed
Rabaul, key Jap base in the South Pacific and grand objective of the
Yank campaign in New Britain
that furnished a good deal of the
drive for the German blitzkrieg
that overran nearly all of Europe
before stalling in the streets of
Stalingrad. ploesti had long been
a preferred target on the mission
charts ofLt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker's
Mediterranean air force, but it
was not until mid-March that Al-
lied bombers began drilling the
wells in earnest. How well they
did their job is indicated by
General Eaker's recent statement
that Ploesti's oil output is down
to one-fourth of its former lev-
el. With their fortunes already
at low ebb the Nazis must further
reconcile themselves to the new
low in their high-octane Romanian
On only one day since March
2--on Wednesday of this week--
did the American Fortresses
and Liberators baser: in Eng-
land remain at their home
bases. There was no explana-
tion for the dayof inactivity.
Generally, the opposition
from German fighter planes
was negligible. On Monday,
however, some of the war's
greatest sky battles took
place during a morning attack
on Berlin and Brunswick by
nearly 2,000 American bombers
and their fighter escorts. In
that raid, 36 United States
bombers and 13 fighters were
shot down. The defending Ger-
mans lost 119 fighters.
great Russian offensive in
coordination with the ap-
proaching blow from the west,
Russia's Foreign Commissar
Molotov declared that "the
time has now come when the
armed forces of the Allies
are preparing for resolute
jpint action against our com-
mon eriemy. "
The Russian campaign, which
has faded to comparative in-
significance with the increase
in tempo of the invasion air
assault, was highlighted by
the fall of Sevastopol, the
last Nazi toehold in the Crim-
ea and .in all southern Russia.
An overwhelming assault by
Soviet infantry, artillery and
bombers-wrested the Black Sea
port from the Germans Tuesday.
On Thursday, the Nazis at-
tacked strongly northwest of
Tiraspol on the lower Dnestr
RAF AND AAF HEAVIES have
been giving direct aid to the
Russians by smashing at German
*targets in the Balkans.
Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker, Al-
lied air commander in the Med-
iterranean theater, reported
that the Germans have been de-
prived of three-fourths of
the output of their main oil
source by Allied bombings of
Romanian fields. The attacks
not only have cut production
of the Ploesti fields by 75
percent, but they have dis-
rupted all lines of German
communications to the Russian
Planes from Eaker's command
crossed the Alps from Italy
and smeared a German fighter
plane factory at Wiener Neus-
tadt, near Vienna, for the
Air power cAme spectacularly
to the aid of the British 8th
Army in Italy. Long stalled
by the German defense belt be-
tween pescara and Ortona. ex-
tending about 20 miles inland
from the Adriatic coast, the
8th has been unable to make
But in a raid comparable to
the successful attack on the
Mohne dam in Germany last year,
British and American fighter-
bombers dropped explosives
which breached the pescaradam,
and a great wall of water re-
leased by the blow flooded
over the Nazi defense area.
ONE WEEK OF IHE WAR
MAY 7 M4AY I 3
May 13. 1944
THIF TYNnAI I TADP1CT
THE TYNDALL TARGET
GIs Get Data
On Voting in
By Camp Newspaper Service
Nineteen states in the nation
will hold primaries in late July
These states are Arizona, Ar-
kansas, Delaware, Kansas, Ken-
tucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi
(second primary), Missouri, Mon-
tana, New Hampshire, New York,
South Carolina (first primary),
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont,
Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyom-
Five. of these states make no
provision for soldier voting in
the primaries. In the other 14
the WD post card (WD AGO
Form 560) may be used either as
an application for a ballot or a
request for the special applica-
tion form furnished by the states.
The new War Ballot Commission
postcard forms (WD Circular
128, Par. 1, Sec. XI) probably
won't be ready for distribution
in time for these primaries.
If servicemen are unable to
get any postcard form, they may.
apply by letter, using the text
that will be on the new cards as
it is given, in Circular 128. These
applications should bear the dis-
tinctive markings and the appro-
priate air mail marking as de-
scribed in WD Circular 155, Sec-
Servicemen -are urged to re-
member to put their party affilia-
tion on applications for state ab-
sentee ballots. Names and serial
number should be printed on the
WD postcard or the letter sent
in its place.
Some states require voters to
take additional steps in order to
qualify to vote in the primary.
Anyone uncertain about his elig-
ibility should write to,the sec-
retary of state of his home state
giving the date of his birth, the
number of years he has lived in
the state, and his voting district
(to the best of his knowledge).
Detailed information on voting
in the 19 state primaries is given
in a chart printed elsewhere on
this page through the facilities of
YANK, the Army Weekly. Infor-
mation used in this table is taken
from WD Circular 166, 28 Apr.
--Band Notes --
FULL WEEKLY SCHEDULE
KEEPS MEMBERS OF
POST BAND BUSY
A routine week this, May 8 to
14, inclusive, for the band. One
concert, one concert broadcast, a
dance band concert, one variety
show and five dances have been
scheduled.., routine, but busy.
This week the band put its
official O.K. on summer weather
by appearing for the noon sere-
nade and "cadence" concerts at-
tired in white sun helmets. These
serenades and concerts can be
heard daily (weather permitting)
except Sunday, and are proving
popular with both students and
permanent party men.
Wednesday evening the Tyndal-
lairs brought their weekly vari-
ety show to Sku... oopss, sor-
ryl) that area which is to be
renamed for an award. CWD Joshua
Missal "emceed" the show, which
boasted an array of talent that
would make a camp show unit en-
vious. From the nationally known
"Whirlaways," skaters deluxe, to
the irrepressible Frankie Perry,
master of the "blues terrific,"
the program was tops. Cpl. Jimmy
Conniff, Ann Horner, Cpl. John
Plackemeier, Sgt. Bob Goldberg,
Pvt. Latham and Becky Emanuel
HOW TO VOTE IN STATES HOLDING PRIMARIES IN LATE JULY AND AUGUST
I EBIlitl Dat. E. alit Dlat Final Da EF.-
IAME DATS HOW TO APPLY Stt* Will ,Sta Wilt cu.d aoll.l
OF Of FOI STATE iK...e Foard Muo S. 5.d1 T SPECIAl
STATE ELECTION AOSENTE SALOTS Aplltl. llo So Eligible TI. STATE PROVISIONS
X! B.1t. A5p lisstf S C* OI
AIZONA 18 July 1) In accordance with Arizona law. Any time 18 May 1 July
I b) By sending WD post card to the
Secretary of State. Phoenix. Ariz.
ARKANSAS 25 July a) In accordance with Arkansas! An time 6 May for 25 Julv for Note that Arkansas has two primaries. A separate ap-
for first law. or first first primary, plication is required for each primary unless soldier
primary. b By sending WD post card to the i primary. 8 Aug. for writes ot first application that he wishes i to be re-
8 Aug. for Secretary ot State. Little Rock. Ark. 1 Aug. lor second parded as application for both primary ballots. Note that
second second primary. in the second primary, the state allows only eight days
primary i primary. between the date it mails the ballots and the date it
requires them to be back in the state.
DELawaRE Not fixed. Delaware does not provide a state n Delaware soldiers may vote in the primary only by
absentee ballot for primary election, appearing in person at the proper election polling places.
KASAS 1 Aug By mailing a special application 1 April I July 31 July Servicemen should request an application for a ballot
form furnished by State of Kansas. at the earliest possible moment. either by letter or by
Serviceman may request this special WD post card on which he has written that he wishes
application form: it regarded as a request for an application for a state
a) By writing to the Secretary of absentee ballot.
Slate. Topeka. Kans:. or to the appro-
priate local election officials if they
are known to serviceman, or
b) By sending WD post card to the
Secretary of State. noting in writing
I on post card that it is to be regarded
as request for application for state
KENTUCKY 5 Aug. a) In accordance with Kentucky There is no official information available from Ken-
law. or lucky on when soldiers should make applications for
b) By sending WD post card to Sec- ballots or when the state may act on applications. Pro-
rotary of State. Frankfort. Ky cedures to administer the new state law have not yet
been set up. But applications should be made as soon as
possible. State absentee ballots cover Federal offices only.
MASSA- 11 July Massachusetts does not provide a Massachusetts soldiers may vote in primary only by
c"usrrTs state primary absentee ballot for sol- appearing in person at proper local election polling
Missis- 29 Aug. a) In accordance with the Missis-; Any time 8 July 29 Aug. Note that this information applies to Mississippi's sec-
stIPP sippi law. or ond primary. The first primary takes place 4 July. An
iSeond s By sending WD post card the application for the first primary suffices for the second
primary) Secretary of State. Jackson. Miss. primary, but if applicant address has changed since, he
made first application, it is necessary for him to make
a new application.
MIssoURn 1 Aug. ra) In accordance with Missouri law. Any time 5 May 2 Aug.
b) By sending WD post card to the!
I Secretary of Slate. Jefferson City. Mo. j
MONTANA 18 Jul By maig special application orm. 19 June 30 June 18 July Note that soldier must request an application for a
furnished by state of Montana. Ser-! primary ballot, which should be done at the earliest os-
viceman can request this form: ible dte, either by a letter or by a WD pt ar on
n) By writing to Secretary of State.! which he has written that he wishes it to be regarded
Helena. Mont.. or to appropriate local I as a request for an application for a state absentee ballot.
election official. if known. or
Sb By sending to the Secretary of
State the WD post card, noting on it
that the serviceman wishes it to be;
regarded as a request for an applica-
ilion for an absentee ballot.
NEW 11 July New Hampshire does not provide a New Hampshire soldiers may vote in primary only by
HAMPSHIRE state absentee ballot for soldiers in appearing in person at proper local election polling
S the primary places.
NEW YOK. 1 Aug. a New York does not provide a state New York soldiers may vote in primary only by ap-
absentee ballot for soldiers in the pri- pearing in person at proper local election polling places.
SoUTH 29 Aug. South Carolina does not provide a South Carolina soldiers may vote in primary only by
CAROLINA :state absentee ballot for soldiers in. appearing in person at proper local election polling
(First the primary places. But South Carolina may hold legislative or party
primary) I sessions which may make some changes in these pri-
mary election laws.
TENNESSEE 3 Aug. a) In accordance with Tennessee Any time 15 June 3 Aug. Note that soldiers outside the U. S. must have their
Slaw. or I before applications for ballots in Nashville not later than I
b) By sending WD post card to the 1I June if June. Soldiers within the U. S. must have their applica-
Secretary of State. Nashville. Tenn. outside lions for ballots in Nashville not later than 10 uly
the U. S.:
July if in
the U. S.
TrXAS 22 July for. a) In accordance with Texas law, Any time 2 July for 19 July for Note that WD post card application for ballot must be
first or first first primary, accompanied by poll-tax receipt or affidavit of its loss. A
primary. I b) By sending WD post card to the primary. 23 Aug. for separate application is required for each of the two pri-
26 Aug for Secretary of State. Austin, Tex., ac- 6 Aug. for second marines unless the serviceman writes on the first appli-
second companies by a poll-tax receipt or second primary cation for both primaries. In any event, in case of change
primary. affidavit of its loss. I rimary.of address, he should make separate applications. Ser-
vicemen who are members of the Regular Army on
active duty are not eligible to vote in Texas.
UTAH 11 July for a) In accordance with Utah law. or Any time 15 June 11 July for Note that there are two primaries. One application
first b) By sending WD post card to the for first rst primary, will suffice for both the first and second primaries, but
primary. f Secretary of State. Salt Lake City primary. 15 Aug. or in case of a change of address. servicemen should make
15 Aug. for Utah 19 July for second separate applications.
second second primary.
VERMOnu 8 Aug. a: ) In accordance with Vermont law. Any time 19 June 8 Aug
i b) By sending WD post card to the 1
Secretary of State. Monpelier. Vt.
VIRGcNIA I Aug. 0 a) In accordance with Virginia law, I Any time 10 May 24 July
b) By sending WD post card to the
Secretary of State. Richmond. Va.
WIsCOpsIN 15 Aug. a) In accordance with Wisconsin Any time 12 July 15 Aug
Sb By sending WD post card to the I
Secretary of State. Madison. Wis.
WYOMING 18 July By trailing a special application l July 3 July 18 July Note that servicemen must request an application for
form furnished by Wyoming. Service- a ballot, which should be done at the earliest possible
man can request this application date. either by letter or by a WD post card on which
form: he has written that he wishes it regarded as a request
a) By writing to the Secretary of for an application for state absentee ballot
State. Cheyenne. Wyo.. or to the ap-
propriate local election Officials, if
b) By sending to the Secretary of
State the WD post card. noting on it
that he wants it regarded as a request
for an application for state absentee
*Applicotian iehould alch areels in ar Ol men on Jtnr s slibl., 1 dot ., t .te a torts ending *i b.llol*. it
were all important contributors
to the entertainment at the Hol-
low, including, of course, the
Tyndallairs with their top tunes
of the day.
Thursday is the tough day of
the week. A concert broadcast
over WDIP at 3:30 p.m. starts
off the "official" activities of
the afternoon. And last Thurs-
day's concert, conducted by Mr.
Missal, marked the 21st consecu-
tive air wave performance by the
organization. Included on this
program are both military marches
and concert works. The featured
work on Thursday was the Manx
Overture by Haydn Wood. And in
celebration of the second anni-
versary of the organization of
the WAC, the boys saluted the
girls in khaki with a military
styling of the Corps march, "The
Wac Is a Soldier Too. "
On Thursday nights the Tyn-
dallairs are heard over the
ether again in their weekly "Rec
Hall Tonight" program which last
week featured the return of Ruth
VunKannon, wife of Sgt. Robert
VunKannon, as vocalist.) The Vun-
Kannons are now busy rearing a
son and congratulations are still
in order.) Cpl. Jimmy Conniff
was also heard as the male vo-
calist with popular hits, and
Cpl. Lawrence Stein guided the
show from his announcer's spot
at the mike.
Tomorrow the concert band will
be bussedd out" to the Naval
Section Base for an afternoon
musical session. This is to
fulfill a request for a Sunday
afternoon concert extended to
the band some weeks back but
which the T/F boys were unable
to acquiesce because of prior
arrangements. Their selections
tomorrow will include The Red
Cavalry March, Mardi Gras from
Ferde Grofe's "Mississippi
Suite," and The Flight of the
Bumble Bee and several other
well known works.
S -Cpl. Orin Bartholomew
Admiral Helps Wave
Lug Her Luggage
Norfolk, Va. (CNS)-A young
Wave struggled up the street un-
der the heavy burden of a bunch
of suitcases and parcels when an
elderly man went to her assist-
ance and carried the suitcases.
"Thank you," she said. "Are
you a retired navy man?"
"Yes," he said.
"No," he said, "admiral."
It was Rear Adm. Guy H. Bur-
rage, USN, retired.
59 Cents Each Day
Spent to Feed GIs
New York (CNS) It now
costs 59 cents a day to feed a sol-
dier, the WD has disclosed. To
maintain a soldier for a full year
the Quartermaster Corps now
spends $215.35 for food, $173.70
for clothing, $44.70 for individual
equipment and $31.31 for barracks
PaaA H TNAL 'ARE
N THE PX JOOK box Bing Crosby was
singing "I Found a Million Dollar
Baby," and there was a confusing
babble of voices from hungry gun-
ners clamoring for coffee and egg sand-
wiches. The musical bell on the ticket
machine at the entrance to the Post Ex-
,hange was ringing frantically. There
ras so much noise that Lou Finkle, the
veteran one-stripe KP pusher who daily
awed the KP's at No. 6 Mess Hall with
his stentorian orders, did not hear the
soft voice of Miss Della Martin as she
asked permission to sit in his booth.
She repeated the request, and Lou
blinked and blushed as he looked up.
"S-s-s-sure, sure, he stammered. He
reached across the table to move the
drab remains of a butterscotch sundae
to the next booth, and he wiped the
sleeve of his coveralls across the
sticky table top.
Della fluttered her long dark eye-
lashes in appreciation, and Lou's heart
soared to his tonsils as she sat down
opposite him and sipped daintily at her
coffee. The HP pusher kept his eyes con-
centrated on his raisin pie, most of the
time as she sat there, but once in a
while he stole a furtive glance across
the table. For months Lou had been ad-
miring Della as at her station behind
the candy counter she brushed away the
Tyndall Field wolves.
His admiration, however, was strictly
from a distance. For one thing, Finkle
told himself, "I can't let me KP's see
me around' no dame. Dey'll t'ink I'm a
sissy if I get mixed up wit' a skoit.
Besides, she wouldn't pay no 'tention
to a mug like me. She's so pretty she's
got all da guys on da fiel' in love wit'
He had never been as close to her as
he was today, with their feet almost
touching beneath the table. He wondered
how he could say something to her.
Lou's admiration of Miss Della Martin
/as not to be thought particularly un-
usual, for everyone on the field agreed
that she was indeed a lovely dish. She
had neatly bobbed black hair that softly
'brushed her shoulders, her naturally
brunette skin was tanned to a delicious
golden shade, and her throat looked as
cool and smooth as a magnolia petal. Her
jet eyes sparkled, and she was the most
efficient salesgirl the PX had ever had.
People looked back at her when they
passed her on the street, and they were
not disappointed. Her legs were good;
her walk was smooth. And if she had worn
a chestful of medals no one would have
But she finished her coffee and left
for her place at the candy counter be-
re Lou got enough courage to remark
,iat it was a nice day out. He sighed
regretfully as he strolled back to the
Things were, as was usual when Lou was
gone, going pretty slow when he got back
to No. 6, but Finkle quickly fixed that.
He turned purple as he roared at the
gangling KP who was supposed to be wip-
ing the tables but who had stopped for
a smoke, and his choice flow of lang-
uage stirred up action in a hurry. He
got his full crew working at top speed
and then he retired to the storeroom,
where he climbed up on a stack of flour
sacks and rested while he thought of the
unattainable -vision that was Della.
OU GOT OFF THE BUS that night
when it stopped in Millville.
He had a fresh cigar, and his
khakis were crisp and clean.
He swaggered a little as he strolled
down the road, andhe startled a private,
who on KP the day before had trembled
at his voice-, by waving a cheery greet-
Finkle had crossed the Bay Line spur
track and was puffing so mightily at
his cigar that he didn't notice the sul-
phur odor from the paper mill when he
spied the delectable Della coming toward
him prim in blue and white polka dots.
Her eyes crinkled up as they approach-
ed each other, and she murmured "Hello,
Lou.. and stopped to talk.
Lou was embarrassed and eager. But
he tried to be nonchalant. He waved
his cigar expansively. "Oh, I was just
wanderin' around, he said. "Kin I...
want me to...kin I walk wit' ya?"
"Why of course! she exclaimed. "I'm
just wandering around, too. It' s my
night off, you know. I'd be awfully
glad to walk with you."
And she put her arm in his.
Lou walked on the clouds. He tossed
away his cigar, and he breathed the
fresh flowery air that always surrounded
Miss Della Martin.
He took her into a drug store, and her
smile was warm and tender as Lou stared
enraptured and nearly speechless into
her eyes. She had, it seemed, noticed
Lou many times before in the PX, and
she had thought he was "sweet. As for
Lou, the best he could do was to tell
her he thought she was "wonderful. "
They sat over ice cream sodas for an
hour, and then it was time for Della
to go home.
On the way, Lou told of his troubles.
"Yeah, he said, "dem guys at da mess
hall don' t give me no 'preciation for
all I do. Why da place goes all ta
pieces if I step out for jus' a minute.
Da lieutenant he was saying' da udda day
dat he didn' t know what he'd do widout
me. I got it pretty straight dat he's
sent in a recommendation to make me cor-
poral, but da way da ratings is froze it
don't look like I'm ever goin' to get
She clucked sympathetically, and she
said she was sure that Lou would get his
promotion before long. And he imagined
that she squeezed his arm.
They walked up the steps to the house.
where she lived, and she said, "Well, I
guess we'll have to say good night now. "
She looked at him and smiled, and Miss
Della Martin put her hands to his face
and kissed him full on the lips.
N EXCITED bark awakened Lou
Finkle from his reverie. It
was MacTavish, the Colonel's
dog. MacTavish had climbed up
on the flour sacks, too, and he was
looking downintoLou's eyes expectantly.
He licked Lou's face again. Lou always
had a bone for MacTavish at this time
"ro vr. FINKLE
Everyone agreed that Della
was indeed a lovely dish
B Y S G T* IL P S E Ri l s r t d b Sg Ma s a l o d a
Strictly from the Sidelines _GUNNERY RECORDS
__ GUNNERY IRCOR DS
Perhaps Tyndall Fiela's baseball record over the past weekend
doesn't make you sit up and take notice if you consider each game
separately, but totalling the scores on the two Tornado games and
the box on the Colored Post team's contest against Eglin Field will
give you an eye-opening idea of the power Tyndall bats packed in
the three games. The two T/F squads in their three games pushed
FIFTY runs across the plate on FIFTY-TWO hits! And while the of-
fensive attack was pulverizing, the defensive play was equally
sparkling as the three losing nines each consoled themselves with
one run....In winning their last two games the Tornadoes looked as
though they were rounding into form and are ready for the tougher
opposition to come-of which they will find plenty against the Elly-
son Field nine this afternoon and tomorrow.
Tyndall hurlers gave mid-season performances in the trio of con-
tests as Lefty Southard struck out 15 batters in Saturday's game;
Joe Flanagan blanked the Gordon Johnson men in his six-inning stint
on Sunday, and Streeter and Jenkins shared a three-hitter in the
Colored team's win over Eglin.
Several incidents occurring during last weekend's hostilities merit
repeating. In the closing innings of Saturday's game against the
Naval amphibious training nine, Major, the king-size canine who had
been an interested spectator for a full five innings, decided he
could no longer stand the slaughter by Tyndall batsmen of their
mates in blue, With the score 10-1 in favor of the Tornadoes,
Major walked out on the diamond between the pitchers box and home
plate and refused to let tue game proceed. Finally two equally
ardent T/F baseball fans, "Trapper" and "Chipper" Freeman, youthful
sons of the Special Service Officer, hastily formed a plan of action
to get Major back to the dugout. Trapper, the younger of the pair,
was dispatched to lead the Great Dane off the playing field while
Chipper was assigned the task of verbally coaxing him from the
Trapper approached Major with the reckless abandon of a commando,
deterred not one bit by the fact that he held but a slight advan-
tage in height over the dog and was at a distinct disadvantage in
the matter of weight. The youngster first tried the tail-pulling
method, but Chipper and other spectators immediately corrected him
and Trapper grabbed for the collar. Tugging mightily, Trapper
found that Major was determined to stand his ground when the collar
slipped off the canine's neck and the dog and Trapper exchanged
stubborn-glance'. Never one to give up easily, Trapper promptly
restored the collar to its proper place and in one last all-out ef-
fort triumphantly marched off the field with a somewhat reluctant
The Camp Gordon Johnson squad arrived here for their game last
Sunday looking like anything but a baseball team. Their supply tent
burned down Saturday evening and most of their diamond equipment
went up in smoke. Ever hospitable, however, the Tornadoes outfitted
the visitors in last year's uniforms and the game got under way 15
minutes late. Outstanding performer for the men from Carrabelle was
their starting hurler, a southpaw named Clare. Despite poor support
from his mates, the left-hander captured the favor of the large crowd
and drew repeated applause for his valiant efforts.
Tvndall's Tuesday night boxing shows are still packing 'em in.
Last Tuesday'.s eight-bout card gave the crowd plenty to chew on and
the show was topped off with an exhibition wrestling bout between
Lt. Walter "elson and Pvt. Gerard Kooy that had the fans thinking
they were back in Madison Square Garden....Ernest Tyler, student
runner, won his fourth straight T/F bout when he was declared the
victor over Waldo Ensminger by a T.K.O. and thereby hangs a tale.
For the first time in his short ring career (he has fought six
bouts) Tyler received booes instead of cheers from the spectators
as he left the ring following his T.K.O. Tuesday night. Tyler had
landed a punch when his opponent's back was turned earlier in the
fight, and then at the opening of the third round he failed to
square off after touching loves with Ensminger and instead landed
a Quick body blow
Tnese two olows incurred the ire of the fans and resulted In his
receiving the unpopular reception. While not attempting to change
anyone's mind, we feel Tyler's story should be made'publlc.
We've said before that Tyler is new to the boxing game, but he's
tackled the sport with an eagerness and interest that compels atten-
tion. Ever since his arrival on the field he has worked out daily
in the gym, receiving instruction from boxing coach Mel Altis and
going through a strenuous physical routine on his own. He was out
to build himself up and to learn the game. Those who watched him
on his first ring appearance four weeks ago and saw him again last
Tuesday night will admit that the improvement is obvious. Getting-
his know-how in such a short time it is more than possible that
Tyler has concentrated on boxing fundamentals rather than on ring
etiquette, but in view of his eagerness and enthusiasm we feel that
a slight breach of ring etiquette should not condemn him in the eyes
of the spectators. In our numerous conversations he has imparted
an earnestness and sincerity which belie the stigma cast upon him.
In the dressing room after the bout, Ensminger had nothing but
praise for the youthful red-head and in his own defense cited the
fact that despite his previous ring experience (1940 Golden Gloves
finalist) his two year layoff from boxing while in the Army was too
long. On the other hand, Tyler was moodily circling the dressing
room, shaking hi. head sadly and inquiring of those present. 'How
could they ever declare me the winner of that fight?'
Nick Ranieri, another student gunner who has captured the favor
of Tyndall fight fans, left this week on furlough and probably will
not be seen in action for some time to come as he is slated to at-
tend C.I.S. at Buckingham Field before returning here as an ins-
tructor....Cpl. Johnny Doonis of the PRO and former jockey at Mary-
*" GUNNER OF THE CLASS *
Top gunner or class 44-20 and
winner of an expense-paid weekend
in Panama City is Pvt. Chester
R. Nowicke, of Chicago, Ill.
Nowicke is 19 years old and after
several years at Pullman Tech he
left the school and went to work
as a machinist with the Pullman
Standard Car Manufacturing Co.
Later he transferred to the Pull-
man Aircraft Division and in
August, 1942, went to work for
the Hamilton Engineering Co.
He enlisted in the AAF for
cadet training and after basic
at Miami Beach was sent to Buck-
ley Field, Denver, for armament
schooling and then to Tyndall for
gunnery. He asked for gunnery
training after four months of
Nowicke and his wife will ob-
serve their third wedding anni-
versary in November. He lists
football and boxing as his fa-
vorite sports. He boxed while
in high school, and competed in
the 1940 Golden Gloves at Chi-
cago as a middleweight, being
Pvt. Chester R. Nowicke
eliminated in the finals.
He names the air-to-air firing
phase of his training here as
the most interesting part of the
course. His records follow:
Cal. 50.....90% Jeep Ranges 23.8%
Turrets.....94% Skeet Ranges..87%
Sighting....94% Moving Base... 58%
Tower Range 74%
The Colonel's little lady-on her pet five-gaited show horse, Den-
mark Duke, winner of 11 ribbons. Miss Juliette Persons, daughter of
Col. John W. Persons, post cornTander, about to start out for her
morning canter astride her favorite seven-year-old.
News From Your Own Home Town
Springfield, 11. (CNS)-Harried of school teachers was passing
by manpower shortages, city offi- beneath him. The bucket, in this
cials have turned 200 head of instance, was full of soapy water.
sheep loose on the banks of Lake And so, eventually, were the
Springfield to substitute for lawn school teachers.
mowers by munching the grass.
--Trenton, N. J. (CNS)-The will
Indianapolis (CNS)-A window of Mrs. Mary Kubery left $2 to her
cleaner working on the windows husband with the proviso "That he
of the Board of Trade building uses $1 of same to purchase a rope
kicked the bucket just as a group to hang himself."
land tracks picks Widener's "Platter" to defeat Derby winner "Pen-
sive" in the Preakness....The Special Service Office is in search of
several more golfers who finish in the 80s to join up with Moye,
Broward, Bishop and Gantz and represent Tyndall in golf matches
scheduled for the near future with other military stations. All
divot diggers interested should contact T/Sgt. Milroy at 3244.....
On Wednesday, May 17, a special kegling match is on the books at
the Post alleys between the leading enlisted men and officer quin-
tets. The competition will start at 7 p.m. and all are invited.
The phase Check softball squad has issued a challenge to any and
all takers. Team managers interested In accepting the challenge are
asked to call Sgt. John T. Baker at 2281 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
THE TYNDALL TARGET
By Cpl. J.
Ernest "Red" Tyler, hard-hit-
ting welterweight from Northumb-
erland, pa., won his fourth
straight I/F fight last Tuesday
night when he was declared the
winner over Waldo Ensminger of
llinois by a technical kayo.
unleashing a two-fisted attack
in the second round that sent
his opponent to the canvas for
the count of nine, Tyler incur-
red the antagonism of the record
crowd in the third round when he
barely touched gloves with Ens-
minger at the opening bell and
let loose with a hard right book
instead of squaring off.
Although the eager Tyler did
no particular damage with the
early blow, he kept after his
man and had him helpless when
referee Al Barbier stopped the
fight after one minute and 30
seconds of the third round. This
was easily the best bout of the
THE TYNDALL TARGET
COLORED NINE WALLOPS
EGLIN 20-1; STREETER
STARS ON MOUND
Displaying terrific batting
power, the Post Colored baseball
team swamped an amazed Elin
Field nine last Sunday afternoon
at Wainwright Ball Park with a
20-1 victory. Tomorrow afternoon
'the colored nine entertains Camp
Gordon Johnson on the Section
The Brown Bombers (and they
certainly are living up to their
name) belted two Eglin Field
twirlers for 20 hits and as many
runs in eight innings of base-
ball. Last season, Eglin was one
of the few teams to hang a defeat
on the Tyndall Field boys, but
they proved no match for the
slugging Bombers last Sunday.
Six runs in the first frame, and
six more in the second, turned
the game into a rout.
While their teammates were ham-
mering the ball to all corners
of the field, Streeter and Jenk-
ins, Tyndall hurlers, were muz-
zling their opponents with three
widely scattered hits. Streeter,
starting pitcher, allowed two
of these blows, and Jenkins, who
did a fine job of mopping up,
allowed only one safe bingle.
Blackmon, last season's third
hacker who has been shifted to
the outfield, delivered a
screeching double with the bases
loaded in the first inning, to
drive three Tyndall runners
across the plate. Six hits in
the second frame, including a
double by Shortstop Harrison,
acepunted for six more Tyndall
tallies. The only Eglin run
crossed the plate in the sixth
frame on a single by Drone, an
infield out, and a fielder's
Dawkins, veteran catcher,
Right Fielder Brown and Pitcher
Streeter led the Tyndall attack
with three safe blows apiece.
Phillips, Martinez, Blaclaon and
Adams each connected for two
safe blows. Shortstop Mitchell
came through with the longest hit
for the losers, a double to left
The winners were given little
chance to shine on defense, as
there were few hard hit balls,
but the combination of Harrison
at shortstop and Phillips at sec-
ond drew favorable comments from
the large audience. Cooper at
first base played an excellent
defensive game, but looked a lit-
tle weak at bat.
evening and the game Ensminger,
former Golden Glover from Chica-
go, came up off the floor three
times after taking counts of
In the only other knockout of
the evening, Hector Beate, Maine
lightweight, scored a TKO over
Frank Spero, 135-pounder from
Brooklyn. Beate packed too much
TNT in his gloves for Spero and
referee Barbier stopped the fight
before too much damage was done,
after 50 seconds of the second
The opening bout of the evening
brought together Ed Wills, penn-
sylvania lightweight, and Charles
Herron, lightweight from Alabama.
Wills was given the decision
after a close bout.
Two colored lightweights, james
Shirley from Alabama and James
Clark, Philadelphia, fought a
draw in a bout that had plenty
TORNADOES WIN PAIR OVER WEEKEND
I LEAVES TYNDALL I
LT. STANLEY J. DRO GOWSKI
POST ATHLETIC OFFICER
LEAVES FOR OVERSEAS
Lt. Stanley J. Drongowski, post
athletic officer here for more
than a year, left Tyndall last
Thursday for an eventual over-
Assigned to the Physical Trai-
ing Department upon his arrival
here in February, 1943, the
lieutenant was appointed A&R of-
ficer under the Special Services
Office. Under his guidance,
Tyndall Field athletic activities
expanded to the well-organized
program which exists today.
He is a native of Kent, Ohio,
and prior to entering the ser-
vice in 1941, attended Kent Uni-
versity where he was a member of
the school's varsity football,
baseball .and track teams.
While here, the lieutenant
gained the respect and enthusi-
astic cooperation of the hun-
dreds of enlisted men and offi-
cers who participated in the
numerous sports activities under
EOLIN FIELD AB R H
Mitchell 8s ..... 3 0 1
Davis, 38 ........ 8 0 0
Warren, rf....... 3 0 0
Brown, lb........ 3 0 0
Harris, 2b....... a 0 0
Drone, cf........ 3 1 1
Wade, f..........3 0 0
Watkin, c........ 2 0 1
Hubbard, p....... 1 0
Totals 24 1
Harrson, ss...... 4 1 1
Brown, rf........ 6 3 3
Phillips, 2b..... 6 1 2
Dawkins, c....... 6 2 3
Martinez, cf..... 6 4 2
Blackuon, If..... 6 2 2
Adams, Sb........ 6 4 2
Cooper, Ib....... 6 2 1
Streeter, p...... 4 1 3
Jenkins. p....... 1 0 0
Irons, rf........ 2 0 0
Totals 53 20 20
T/F SQUAD SHOWS POWER IN DEFEATING NAVAL
TRAINING AND CAMP GORDON JOHNSON NINES;
PLAY AT PENSACOLA TODAY AND TOMORROW
The weather was ripe and the pickings were fat as the Tornadoes
helped themselves to a bushelfil of runs last weekend. On Saturday,
the T/F baseball squad mauled the local Navy Amphibious Base nine
11-1 with Lefty Norman Southard making his first appearance of
the year on the mound for Tyndall. Lefty allowed four hits during
the 7-inning contest and got his strikeout record for the season
off to a flying start by whif- m citing t
fing 15 batters. moundsman, pitching his first
fing 15 batters.the season, blanked
On Sunday, with a record crowd game of the season blanked
the Gordon Johnson batters during
on hand, the Tornadoes pounced his six-inning stay in the box.
on a fighting squad from Camp Although nicked for three hits,
Gordon Johnson for their biggest sharp fielding on the part of his
run barrage in T/F diamond his- mates cut off scoring threats in
tory as they combed two opposing the second and fifth frames as
hurlers for 19 runs, while Joe the Tornado inner circle executed
Flanagan held the men from Carra- their first pair of double plays
belle to one run and six hits. of the season. Joe Glasser re-
This afternoon and tomorrow lived Flanagan in the seventh
the Tornadoes are scheduled to and gave up the only Gordon John-
meet the Ellyson Field nine at son run when they converted a
Pensacola in single games. Dhe double and a single in the sev-
Tornadoes, who have lost but one enth for the tally.
game this season, to Eglin Field, Clare, a southpaw, started on
will be out fbr their fourth and the mound for Camp Gordon Johnson
fifth consecutive wins at the and turned inahighly respectable
expense of the highly rated Elly- performance for six innings, not-
son Squad. Next Sunday the Tyn- withstanding numerous errors by
dall team will again play at his mates in the field. The
Pensacola, with a semi-pro nine crowd was generous in their ex-
as their opponent. Returning pression of approval of his ef-
to home grounds Sunday, May 27, forts and greeted him with a
the Tornadoes will be out to round of applause each time he
even the score with the Eglin came to bat. Fred Caliguiri,
Field batters. former pitcher for the Philadel-
Last Saturday, in their game phia Athletics, relieved Clare
against the Naval Amphibious in the seventh, but failed to
squad, the Tornadoes took command hold the Tornado batters in
of the contest from the start by check, He gave up nine runs on
amassing a total of 7 runs in eight hits in his two innings an
the first inning. Southard had the mound.
retired the Tars in the first AMPS. NAVAL BASE AB a H
inning with three strikeouts, and Danis, if .......... 3 0 1
his mates teed off in their half Lota., c ....... ..... 3 1
of the inning as five Tyndall Fallon, c........... 2 1 0
Oratton, 55s......... 3 0 2
hits and four Navy errors per- calls, b......... 0 0
emitted 7 runners to cross the Johnson, rf......... 3 0 0
plate. The Tornadoes added one Ciadore, lb.......... 0
in the third, two more in the Totals 26 1 4
fourth and another run in the TORNADOES
fifth to complete the scoring. Freeman, 2b......... 3 1 1
The Sailors scored their lone Hines, ss .......... .. 1 2
Polcynski, rf ....... 4
tally in the fourth on two hits Tarr, If ........... 1 1
(a single and double) and an in- Allen, c ........... 2 1 0
field error. Matonak, c........2 2
O'Shields, b....... 1 1
Shortstop Billy Hines slammed southard, p ......... 3 0 2
out two triples in his three xJackeral ........... 1 1 0
trips to the plate for Tyndall's xxxSimpson........... 0 0
distance blows, while Leftfielder ixxxBecker.......... 2 0 0
Danis connected for a three-bag- x-replaced Freeman in 4th.
ger for the Navy men. xx-replaced Alleniin 6th.
In Sunday's contest, the Camp xxxx-replaced oShields in 4th.
Gordon Johnson nine, playing to-
team for the first Score by innings:
gether as a team for the first aval Base 00o 100 0--1 4 10
time, stayed in the ball game Tornadoes 701 210 x--ll 14 1
until the sixth, when the Torna-
does doubled their total of five 00RDON JOHNSON AB R H
runs and put the fracas on ice. Clenmer, 8b ......... 4 0 0
SJohnson, if .........
Joe Flanagan, veteran Tornado Bonawitz lb.... 8 1
Calituir. of..... 4 0
of action. Both fighters showed
a willingness to mix it and the
decision was well received by
Dick McDonough, a feather-
weight from Cleveland, decisioned
Cyclone Smith from the Wainwright
Ship Yard. McDonough displayed
a wicked left that greeted the
Cyclone very time he bored in
trying to force the fight.
In the final bout of the eve-
ning, Herb Derex, Chicago, won
the decision over Mike Manda,
Brooklyn. Derex showed class but
could' t catch up with the elu-
Two colored boys, Edward Pick-
ett, Wilmington, N.C., and Wil-
liam Small, Savanna, Ga., ended
up even after three rounds.
Lester Mills, Pittsburgh, bat-
tled it out to a draw with Lloyd
Dutton, Philadelphia. '
Held, c.............. 3 0
McFarland, rf....... 4 1
Oregory, ss ....... 4 0
Contrino, 2b........ 4 0
Clare, p............ 3 0
Totals 34 1
Freeman, 2b ......... 6 a
Hines, as...........5 8
Becker, Sb ......... 5 1
Tarr, i .... ....... 3 1
Bailey, rf.......... 4 0
Allen, c............ 2 2
Matnak, cf.......... 3 1
Patterson, Ib....... 4 3
Flanagan, p.......... 2 0
xo'Shields.......... 1 1
xxjackeral.......... 0 0
xxxGlasser.......... 2 0
xxxxSimpson......... 2 0
zErwin .............. S I
zzktton .............. 1 1
zzzpolcynski........ 3 2
Totals 46 19
xReplaced Becker in 8th.
xxReplaced Tarr in 7th.
xxxReplaced Flanagan in 7th
xxxxReplaced Allen in 8th.
zReplaced Matonak in 7th.
zzReplaced patterson in 8th.
zzzleplaced Bailey in 7th.
Winning pitcher: Flanagan.
Losing Pitcher: Clare.
Score by innings:
Gordon Johnson 000 000 100--1
Tyndall Field 030 025 45x--19
May 13, 1944
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mess hall, ate hurriedly and rushed out,
leaving his dirty plate on the table. An
unhappy private came along and started to
clean the table, muttering miserably. Under
the corporal's plate he found a threepence
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