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TYNDALL FIELD, FLORIDA


VOL. 3,' NO. .21.... MIAY 20, 1944


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T F WAC TO


LAUNCH


SHIP


AT WAINWRIGHT YARD


NURSERY SCHOOL IS
ANSWER TO WAR
BORN PROBLEM

Children From 2 to 6
Cared for While
Mothers Work

The answer to the war-born
question, "What to do with
baby while Mama works for
Uncle Sam?" has been found on
Tyndall Field now that the new
Tyndall Community Nursery
School Is open and ready for
occupancy.
Children between the ages of
2 and 6 of all officers, en-
listed men and civilian em-
ployees of Tyndall Field are
eligible to enjoy the modern
facilities of the school,
which is conducted under the
auspices of the State Board
of Public Instruction.
The school hours are from
7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday
through Saturday, with the
daily programs including su-
pervised play, regular eating
hours, health habit orienta-
tion and other closely super-
vised activities.
Besides relieving mothers
of their child's care during
working hours, the school is
proving very helpful in teach-
ing children to get along with
each other, for all the games
played are planned In such a
way as to encourage participa-
tion by all the children.
Facilities of the school
provide accomodatlons for 30
children, and all parents de-
siring admittance for their
youngsters have been urged by
the nursery school management
to apply at once before the
registration is full. The fee
for each child is $3 per week,
with special rate of $5 for
two children from the same
family. Application may be
made at the Tyndall Homes com-
munity building.


NEW RED CROSS FIELD DIRECTOR HERE


New field director of American Red Cross activities at Tyn-
dall Field is Irving L. Levy. The above scene is typical of
ARC offices throughout the nation's military establishments,
where enlisted man or officer in need of advice or aid drops
in to talk things over with the field director.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Levy has been in ARC work
for two and a half years. He came here from the Laurel Army
Air Base, Laurel, Miss., where he was field director of ARC
activities.
The Red Cross, which serves as a ink between the members
of the armed forces and their fam-ilies back home, has since
February II, 1944, assumed the additional responsibility of
investigating for the AER all applications made to it for
financial assistance.
Other recent additions to the T/F ARC staff are Henry A.
Adams and Pleaz W. Mobley, who will assist Mr. Levy.

"STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN:" USO CAMP SHOW,
COMING TO POST THEATER MONDAY, JUNE 5


"Stop, Look and Listen" is
the title of the new comedy
revue scheduled for the post
theater Monday, June 5, with
'the compliments of USO Camp
Shows.
The show, which Is free to
servicemen, spotlights tal-
ented performers from Broadway
big time. It is fast-paced
and bubbles over with comedy,
dancing and song. Although
the first of the new Victory
units assembled in New York
City by Camp Shows, it has


been kept up to date by the
addition of new talent,
For entertainment and nov-
elty it still leads the pa-
rade, with the following per-
formers on the bill: Jack
Leonard, master of ceremonies;
Harriet Hale Girls, dancing
chorus; George and Perry Mayo,
Fun-ologists; Emerald Sisters,
rough comedy knockabout acro-
batic act; Two Hollywood
Blondes, vocalists, and Mel-
ville Morris, pianist and
musical director.


PRIZE OFFERED FOR BEST SONG WRITTEN IN HONOR OF TRIGGERTOWN.
!Special Service Offers
Award for Composer
Of Best Tune
"Come on duwn...to Trigger-
town...da da da dee dee,' or
words to that effect, just so
it's something about the newly
named processing center of
Tyndall Field, which is to be
"traditionalized' by having a
song written in its honor, is
the.gist of the new contest Y .
now being launched by the
Special Service department to
select an original song for
Triggertown, which is the new
name of that place formerly
called you-know-what.
A ,Triggertown Song Contest
Committee" has been organized
to pick the winner, and a
healthy prize will be given
the winner. All songwriters
on Tyndall Field are invited
to participate, so the results
should prove very interesting. Cal. 50 shot of Lt. Lee B. (Triggertown) Spencer, winner of
submit your songs to the Tyn- the contest to rename the Receiving Pool.
dall Target, either through A native 9f Shawnee, Okla., Lt Spencer Is the officer In
message center, mail or by charge of Jam Handy and expects to use his $25 winner's award
personal delivery, and may to purchase a new foot locker and a little something for the
the best melody win! wife.


CPL. ALICE HOWARD
IS SELECTED
FOR HONOR

SS H.H. Raymond to
Slide Down Ways
Wednesday

A Tyndall Field Wac will
smash a bottle of champagne
across the bow of a big Lib-
erty ship at the Wainwright
Shipyard Wednesday as part of
this station's observance of
the second anniversary of the
Women's Army Corps.
The Wac is Cpl. Alice Howard
of the detachment orderly room,
who was selected to christen
the vessel by other members'
of the detachment.
The ship, scheduled to slide
down the ways at 5 p.m. Wednes-
day, is the SS H.H. Raymond.
it will be the 44th Liberty
craft to be launched at the
Panama City yard.
Members of the Wac detachment,
led by the Tyndall Field band,
will parade through the ship-
yard to the launching way where
the big vessel is awaiting the
christening ceremony.
Pvt. Helen Albrlght, also of
the Wac detachment, who is the
mother of two sons In the ser-
vice, will act as matron of
honor at the launching, having
been selected with Cpl. Howard
for the dual honors.
Both the sponsor and the ma-
tron of honor are Californians,
Cpl. Howard coming from Redon-
do Beach and Pvt. Albright
from Van Nuys.
Cpl. Howardarrived at Tyn-
dall In September of 1 943.
"I thought Lt. Clymer (Wac
CO) was kidding when she told
me I'd launch the ship," the
corporal said. "I've seen
launching before, but I never
dreamed I would be a sponsor.n
Cpl. Howard attended Santa
Barbara State College, where
she majored in art.
The Liberty ship which she
will christen was named for
the late Harry Howard Raymond,
shipping executive, who was a
naval reserve lieutenant in
the Spanish-American war and
who acted as Controller of
Shipping for the Port of New
York in World War I.

COMMANDING GENERAL OF
EFTC VISITS HERE
Major General William 0.
Butler, recently appointed
commanding general of the
Eastern Flying Training Com-
mand, arrived at Tyndall Field
yesterday for a routine in-
spection. The visit is be-
lieved to be the first Gen-
eral Butler has made here,
Inasmuch as until his transfer
to the EFTC he was chief of
staff of the Fourth Air Force,
operating from March Field,
Calif., since December 4,
1 940.
The General Is a decorated
veteran of two world wars and
has had ample opportunity to
see U.S. training methods put
to the crucial test in three
different theaters of the
present conflict,


TO LAUNCH SHIP


'% i',


Cpl. Alice Howard of the
T/F Wac Detachment yesterday
was selected by her fellow
Wacs to represent them at the
ship launching to take place
at the Wainwrlght yard on
Wednesday. Cpl. Howard will
be the first Wactoever launch
a ship at the local yard and
the signal honor has been ac-
corded as part of the celebra-
tion of the second anniversary
of the WAC.
At present a clerk in the
Detachment orderly room, Cpl.
Howard has been in the service
for a year and a half.


NEW OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN
OPENS TO PACKED HOUSE
Close to 600 enlisted men
and their wives and Wacs and
their husbands were on hand
last night to inaugurate Tyn-
dall's new outdoor beer gar-
den. Approximately 6,000 bot-
les of lager were consumed by
the opening night gathering,
according to Sgt. Charlie May,
"proprietor" of the PX brew
garden. Colored lights, beach
umbrellas, twinkling stars and
soft breezes lent a holiday
air to the occasion.
Located behind the beer hall
opposite Mess Hall 1, the gar-
den will be open from 5 to 10
p.m. daily, closing an hour
earlier on Sundays.

LATE SPORTS NEWS
BOWLING: The Redbird keglers
captured the second half crown
of the inter-squadron competi-
tion and will meet the QM
quintet, first half winners,
inaplayoff for the post title
tomorrow afternoon at 2:30
p.m. in the PX alleys.
In the final week of play,
Bianco, of the 69th, rolled
off the highest single game of
the season, 242, and Battaglia,
also of the 69th, turned in a
new high for three games, 641.
Team high single and high
three game honors went to the
QM pinmen, 969 and 2662, res-
pectively.
BASEBALL: In a six-inning
practice game Thursday, the
Tornadoes downed the Wainwright
Shipyard nine, 6-4. Tomorrow
afternoon at 2:15 p.m. the
Tornadoes will meet the Fort
Barrancas squad on the post
diamond. The Pensacola fliers,
semi-pro team, will oppose the
T/F squad here next Saturday
afternoon at 3:30, while Eglin
Field will furnish the opposi-
tion on Sunday.
SOFTBALL: Capt. Dickerman' s
Regulars defeated Capt. Price's
Irregulars, 26-3. Phase Check
defeated Headquarters, 3-2.


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AIR FORCES-FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL
FIELD, PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA.
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credited to CNS may NOT be republished with-
out prior permission from CNS.

ON THE ACTIVE LIST AGAIN
Taking its tip from Vesuvius,
the long inactive Italian front
is beginning to roar again. With
American tanks preparing the way
for them, French troops on Sunday
completed the occupation of the
Nazi stronghold of Castelforte.
just seven miles from the coast.
and then went on to capture dom-
inant Mount Maio, three miles to
the north.
In the meantime, the British
were not idle. Even as Yanks
were swarming into the coastal
town of Santa Maria Infante, heavy
British armored units had, des-
pite the tank impedimenta in
their path, driven a wedge nearly
two miles in depth into the main
Gustav line, threatening to turn
the Nazis' entire Cassino posi-
tion.
Whether these quick successes
are harbingers of a stubborn ene-
my's collapse is still anybody's
guess, since the dislocation of
the Nazis' Cassino defenses has
been tried before.
However, it seems reasonable to
suppose that the period of pain-
ful inching is at least over, and
that this time the Nazi moles
will not elude the ferret.
The final victory at Cassino
will not be without its certain
cost, but the advantages that
should obtain from it will go a
long way toward justifying the
great expenditure in men and
money.

God gave man five senses: touch, taste,
sight, smell and hearing. The success-
ful man has two more: horse and common.


"What's the meaning of this. Private Hapgood?"


COL UMNA


The following was sent to S/Sgt.
C.E. Mann by his girl friend, Miss
Aileen Morris.

Roses are red, I got the blues
I got the blues.
My sugar is rationed and so are my shoes.

Now soldiers may say,
"pass the biscuits, Mirandy!"
But I always say, "Bub, shoot me the
candy!"

Ice cream these days
Is a thing of the past,
You always get sherbet--Oh, how long
will it last!


My feet are so cold--
I've no shoes to wear.
I look like Veronica; no


pins in my hair.


I'm not complaining,
I'm content as can be.
It's just that my poetry kinda runs
away with me.

Now this is the end
And I know that you're happy,
Go shoot me a letter and, Bub, make It
snappy!

The following, author unknown, was
submitted by Sgt. O'Malley.

TO A SOLDIER FAR AWAY
Your letters are so full of love, so
sentimental, sweet.
You say you long to kiss my hand, to
worship at my feet.
You want to hold me in your arms; you
ask a nightly hug--
I'd like to know what stopped you when
you had the chance, YOU LUG!




KNOW YOUR PLANE


P-39 AIRACOBRA








DESCRIPTION: Single-engine fighter con-
structed as an all-metal, low-wing, land
monoplane with tricycle landing gear and
single tail. Crew of one--pilot. Manu-
factured by Bell. Power plant located be-
hind the pilot and drives propellor .by ex-
tension shaft.
DIMENSIONS: Span: 34 feet. Length: 30
feet two inches. Height: 11 feet 10 inches.
Tread width: 11 feet. Wing area: 213 square
feet. Approximate maximum weight: 8,500
pounds.
POWER PLANT: One Allison V-1710 vertical
"V" type engine of 1,325 hp, 3-bladed Aero
Products hydraulic, selective or automatic
controllable pitch propellor.
PERFORMANCE: Rated at an approximate
speed of 375 miles an hour. Service ceiling
over 35,000 feet. The tactical radius of
action is 100 miles.
BOMB LOAD: 500 pounds.
ARMAMENT: Four .50 caliber guns. Two
in nose and two in wings. Cne 37 mm. cannon
in propellor hub.
PROTECTION: Armor: front and rear armor
protection for pilot. Other points of
plane also have armor protection. Leak-
proof tanks and bullet-proof glass.


FORTIFICATION
Every nation today is desirous of
strong fortifications that will protect
and fortify it against the enemy. Spe-
cial devices, such as radar, have been
developed to guard against surprise at-
tack, and obstacles of various kinds a
well as guns are a part of those forti-,
fications.
The man or woman striving to live life
at its best is forever faced with an
enemy who is ever on the alert for an
opportunity to defeat that purpose. That
enemy is evil, personified by Satan, who
comes when least expected and always at-
tacks at our weakest point. Against
this enemy we must have strong fortifi-
cations. We can find them in the com-
mand given by Jesus to his disciples in
Gethsemane prior to his trial and cruci-
fixion: "Watch ye and pray, lest ye
enter into temptation." (Mark 14:38.)
"Watch ye." Be ever on guard. The
strongest fortifications can be taken
unless the men who man them are ever on
the alert. So in life the one wh
watches will choose his companions car
fully, control his thoughts diligently,
and guide his actions wisely to prevent
surprise attacks by the adversary. He
will never deliberately let down his
guard to invite attack. In the stage-
coach days three men applied for the
job of driving a coach. One said, "I
can drive within a foot of the preci-
pice." The second one boasted, "I can
drive within six inches of the preci-
pice." But the third one, who said, "I
will drive as far as possible from the
precipice," received the position. Keep
away from the precipice of temptation.
"Watch ye."
"And pray." Prayer brings us closer
to God, helps us to know His mind and
His purpose for us. This knowledge
gives us strength of spirit, the main
part of our fortification against the
attacks of evil. The strong man, though
taken by surprise, has a resource tha'
enables him to overcome the enemy. Th
man or woman who lives a life of prayer
has that strength which God alone can
give.
"Watch ye and pray."
--CHAPLAIN V.P. FULMBR


CHAPEL SERVICES


PROTESTANT
Sunday
Sunday School, post Chapel............ 9 A.M.
Worship, Colored Rec Hall ........... 9 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel .............. 10 A.M.
Worship, Trigger Town....... ..... 10 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel.............. 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday
Fellowship Meeting................ 7:30 P.M.
Christian Science Service............ 8 P.
Wednesday
Choir Rehearsal................... 7:30 P.M.
CATHOLIC
Sunday
Mass, Post Chapel................... 8 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater.................. 10 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel ................11:15 A.M.
Mass. Post Chapel................. 6:30 P.M.
Daily
Mass.............................. 5:30 A.M.
Monday
Novena .............................. 7 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal..................... 8 P.M.
Saturday
Confessions............... ............. 7 P.M.
(and any time Chaplain is in his office.)
JFWISH
Friday
Worship Service................... 7:30 P.M


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Peek-A-Boo, Boys!


QUESTION:, WHAT WAS THE HIGH-
LIGHT OF YOUR LAST FURLOUGH?
PFC. PHILIP S. VARNEY, BROOKLYN,,
N.Y.:
"The main thing
was getting my
furlough and get-
ting home and see-
ing Mom--it was 1
great! Before I
left for camp I 'I
got engaged and we celebrated the
occasion by standing on the
Brooklyn Bridge until 3 a.m.,
watching the tugboats go by."

PYf. ALBERT V. GUZOVSKI, MASPfTf,
N.Y.:

'delay enroutel
furloughs from
California I
stopped over at
Chicago and had
a great time with
plenty of girls to Keep me com-
pany. When I arrived in New York
I took my one and only out to all
the spots I had dreamed about
during the last 16 months."

PFV. HENRY BRUS9, Mf. CARKNL,

"The highlight
oT my last fur-
lough was when I
returned to my
home--to the world
I first knew and
liked the most. I
made an effort to forget the out-
side world and the present state
of affairs by doing things I
would ordinarily do in peacetime,
like reading a book, hiking in
the woods, meeting old friends,
and so forth. But I only parti-
ally succeeded for I found the
home front was also in the war."

PFf. HAROLD STEGBEY9ER, W9ES NYV
YORK, .-7.:
SThe biggest
thrill I experi-
enced was stop-
ping off at New
York's Stage Door
SCanteen and being
entertained by
the top stars of Broadway's cur-
rent hits. Boy, it was really
swell!"
OPL. JERRY CAMPBELL, Mf. CARMIL,
PA.:
*I started on
my last furlough
from New Orleans,
on a Delta air-
liner bound for
Harrisburg, Pa.
While on the plane -. .
I met Dona Drake, Paramount star
and a former associate of mine.
We had a wonderful time recall-
ing the days when we both appear-
ed in the Broadway production,
"All-American Revue" in 1939.'1
PFC. VALfR. SMOLBC, CHARLEROI,
PA.:
"My last fur-
lough was capped
when after a 35
hour train ride
and after being
away from home
for 16 months, I
walked into our house and gave
the whole family a whale of a
surprise as they didn't know I
was coming"


It's Veronica Lake, men, luscious little Paramount star,
who has come out from behind her blond tresses to say "hello"
to Tyndall's gunnery students and the men whose job it is to
train them. Veronica (even you can call her that) can be
seen at the Ritz Theater next Thursday and Friday in a film
with a highly suggestive title, "The Hour Before Dawn. "



ONE MAN'S OPINION

What's Yours ?


Dear Editor,
I've only been on this field
several months and don't know how
much longer I'm going to remain
here and therefore in the eyes
of many I may not be qualified
to raise a legitimate beef. But
among the things I learned while
overseas was the fact that the
morale of men and any factors
pertaining to it are vitally im-
portant. One of the biggest
boosters of my morale is watching
a good baseball game, and I imag-
ine there are hundreds of others
like me on this field who would
rather watch a well-played ball
game than go Into town.
Tyndall Field has a fairly good
team judging from the three
games I've watched them-play but
they and their opponents have two
strikes on them before they even
start to play. I am referring,
of course, to the so-called dia-
mond they play on. That diamond
located next to the new gym is
really an insult to the gym. I
understand that the diamond was
"plowed under" last year--and
that the Post Engineers were sup-
posed to have "grassed" it this
year. No one seems to know why
the grass wasn't planted--but
even an emergency landing field
would make a better place to play
baseball. It's no wonder that
the infielders commit three or
four errors a game, and maybe a
plausible reason for Tyndall's
failure to win games away from


home is that the diamonds of the
other fields they play are grass-
ed and resemble a baseball dia-
mond, and the Tyndall players,
.waiting for the ball to take that
big hop over a pebble or piece
of clay are left holding an empty
glove.while the ball rolls into
the outfield.
yours for a grassed T/F In-
field,
S/Sgt. A.K.R.


To the Editor,
While the opening of a new the-
ater in the student area has done
much to decrease the jamming at
the main Post Theater, there is
still a sizeable line sweating
out both first and second shows.
Is there any possibility of get-
ting several rows of plain wooden
benches set up alongside the main
theater for the early birds who
arrive an hour before show time
In order to be sure of getting
tickets. As it is now, the front
steps of the theater provide the
only resting place and I'm sure
that a row of benches would ade-
quately fill the bill by provid-
ing more and comfortable seating
while waiting for the box office
to open. At the same time, a
scene which remotely resembles a
Roman senate of old, except that
the principal characters are
wearing khakis instead of togas,
would be eliminated.
Pfc. J.A.


To the growing list of Japanese
military failures another must be
added--the costly invasion of the
Indian state of Manipur When
the Jap drive on Manipur started
out, it had the smoothness and
running power of a 16-cylinder
Isotta-Fraschini. A little later
on it developed engine trouble
and a clogged carburetor and fi-
nally blew out all its tires
within the very sight of Imphal,
one of the drive's twin objec.
tives, the other being the Indian
city of Kohima. At one time the
Jap threat to Imphal was serious
and it looked for a while as if
the island men would succeed In
breaking through. But when thpy
were only a few miles from the
city, the British stopped them
dead in their tracks. With the
passing of the peril to the Brit-
ish, that of the Japs has in-
creased. Ditched by fate and
facing thewet prospect of India's
epic rains, they must now choose
between death or a humiliating
march back to Burma. A bitter
pill for the dispensers of the
sweet poppy to have to take.
Giving fresh evidence that
Uncle Sam is on the ball (bear-
ing), the Foreign Economic Admin-
istration on Sunday revealed that
Stanton Griffis, FEA's special
Swedish representative, had been
given blank check authority to
buy all ballbearings produced by
the great Swedish SKF works. The
Nazi war machine has been roller
skating on Swedish ballbearings
since 1939, and one result of the
big Allied bombing raids on
Schweinfurt has been to increase
Nazi dependence on Sweden for the
key items. Without ballbearings,
German guns and planes and tanks
could not leave the assembly line
and it is to achieve this end
that Stanton Griffis, American
citizen, is prepared to write the
biggest check inSweden's history.
While Russia's armies in the
field were enjoying well-deserved
rest, Red airmen took the oppor-
tunity to drop in aerially on the
famous World War I city of Brest-
Litovsk and also made courtesy
calls on the Baltic states of
Latvia and Estonia. Brest-Lit-
ovsk, on the Polish Bug River,
was the scene in 1918 of the
February 9 treaty signed by the
Ukrainian Rada and the Central
Powers which was later abrogated
by the Allied terms of the Armis-
tice. The value of Brest-Litovsk
as a rail center is well known to
the Russians. As for Latvia and
Estonia, perhaps by their bomb-
ings of these chocolate-dipping
states, the Reds are out to prove
that 'occupation' is not alto-
gether a sweet job for a conquer-
or
The great shadows cast by the
Allied pre-invasion armadas ling-
er in German skies the clock
around. For upward of four weeks
now planes of the United Nations
have been carrying the greatest
aerial offensive in the history
of the war to Naz i Germany and
the.occupied countries While
it is the Pas-De-Calais and the
Rhineland and the industrial hubs
of France and Belgium that have
been receiving the lion's share
of the havoc from the skies, for
once, the mouse's share would
have been preferred by the greedy
Nazis. It has been said that
while the Nazis control the land
below, the skies truly belong to
the Allies.


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"There is wisdom in men's teeth
that is better out of their heads
than in. "
.'E/E q --Old Russian Proverb
*
T HERE IS NONE of us so brave that
*' I he relishes a visit to the Post
.- Dental Clinic-or the Chamber of
Horrors as we cowards call it-and there
i..'' seems to be little doubt but what a GI
:'r. would prefer the greater blood-letting
of combat to the gore of an upper left
five extraction. In this, brave men
Sand cowards concur.
As a coward, it gave me no small sat-
isfaction to see the fear ingrained in
the faces of the brave as we sat around
the little waiting room of the Post
Dental Clinic on that fatal evening of
April 4. Like condemned men we sat
and allowed torturing thoughts to bruise
our minds.
'Come With Me'
My neighbor on the bench was a strap-
ping tech sergeant who kept fingering
his chevrons and muttering, "give me
courage, stripes." Having but one
stripe of my own, I wished my eyes shut
and began thinking of a zebra whose
picture I remembered seeing once in
Guffey's Third Grade Primer. Just when
the zebra was where I wanted him, a hand
touched me on the sleeve and I heard
someone say, "Come with me, soldier. "
It seemed that Lt. Messenger had drawn
me in the daily lottery as one of his
patients and was quietly preparing to
do something about it.
Feelingly I spoke to him about my
tooth and then naively inquired if it
could not be my imagination that was
kicking up such a fuss. "It's pos-
sible," said the lieutenant, expertly
working his explorer in and around the
offending tooth. His next words fell
like a lash on my ear. "Soldier, I'm
afraid you'll have to part company with
That tooth; I believe it's abscessed."
"But it's one of my favorite teeth!"
cried I in my mounting despair.


"You mean, was, grinned the lieuten-
ant's assistant as he guided my falter-
ing steps to the x-ray room. "He could
be wrong, you know, I shot back resent-
fully. "Maybe I'm just imagining that
it hurts."
"Well, soldier, just to make sure,
we'll take an x-ray of your imagination
along with the tooth, said my new
fri end.
The X-Ray Thunders
My fears were groundless. The x-ray
showed nothing wrong with my imagina-
tion. But my favorite tooth, alas, did
not fare as well. Lt. Messenger "be-
lieved" it was abscessed--the x-ray
thundered that it was..
It was after 8 before the discussion
of my "favorite photo" ended, and I
left, armed with instructions to "report
to Captain Katz at 8 o'clock tomorrow
morning, April 5. "
I slept well, of course, and arose the
next morning completely unrefreshed and
barely able to totter out to reveille.
The long walk to the station hospital
helped some, for long before the famil-
iar buildings hove into sight prelimin-
ary anesthesia of a sort had set in.
The sight of Captain.Katz is reassur-
ing. You look at him and find yourself
saying, "There's a fellow who wouldn't
hurt anyone." Closer scrutiny reveals
the bright forceps and doubt seeps in.
Now your attention is equally divided
between the forceps and the hypodermic
for injecting the novocaine that the
fresh-faced Wac technician is getting
ready.
All areas about the tooth are sans
sensation now. Lip and cheek and chin
are sleeping it off. A professional
finger prods the slumbering triumvirate,
but without effect. The needle has done
its work well.
A Record
"Open wide, commands the captain,
pulling his rank on a PFC. while he
begins condemnation proceedings against
government property with his forceps.


BY PFC E.T DEL


Seconds are now flying with the s
of centuries when suddenly the triu
ant voice of the Wac announces:
"Eighteen seconds on that one, COa
Katzl"
One second later, sterile gauz
occupying the gap and with a frie
pat on the back the martyr is given
to his friends.
Lady or t Tiger?
Was it the lady or tiger?
or the novocaine? I still don't k
But the entire operation was as si
as extracting a dollar bill from a
let (only this didn't hurt).
It lacked a day of being three A
when I again found myself sitting
dentist's chair. Like COptain Katz,
specializes in extractions and denti
jovial Captain Novak concentrate
bridges and crowns. Unaware that 1
a man with a pen, his assistant
burst of confidence whispered to me
Captain Novak had built more bri
than the U.S. Army Corps of Engine
and that no head would lie uneasy
held one of his crowns. I was
about to say somet ng in rep
Captain Novak reque that I
mouth and bite.
The next few minutes were devote
royally preparing my mouth for
crown.
Deadbeat
On my way out I received another
pointment for the following day.
time, I walked into Captain Novak'.
fice the next morning and slipped
the big chair with practised ease.
"Did you bring the money?" were
first words.
Without realizing it, I bit and u
ed a startled, '"Why, no! Significao
Captain Novak looked at his assisi
"Deadbeat, he muttered as he wei
work on securing proper impressions
the crown.
"Don't cross your bridges before
get them,' warned hie assistant,
my smile. )
After 10 minutes of this the dea
was told he could go, but to be ba'
the 28th for the insertion.
Having had that upper left vacan<
my hands--or rather, in my mouth-
three weeks, I was really sweatin(
the 28th. How dearly I missed tha"
cupant tooth only vanity and a deve
ing complex will ever know.
Coronation
At last the great day arrived.
I finally got to Captain Novak's of
the bright crown was there waiting!
me in all its newly created glory
"I haven't brought the money, I
"but, I added quickly, "I'd lil
give you this PX s r-perfec,
Whereupon I was ci,.ned and s.,
gally on my way.
Take a good look, chum; that's
one here.
*
A N INLISTED man, one of the old
at the hospital, gave me a fe'
teresting facts about the d(
clinic.
Until mid-June of 1943, when the
ent Post Dental Surgeon, Major Wi
H. Rick, Jr., took over, the staff
sisted of seven officers. Since
eight others have been added, and
sistently for the past 10 months


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THE TYNDALL TARGET


Paae 5


.g with the speed
enly the triumph-
announces:
that one., Oaptain

sterile gauze is
I with a friendly
rtyr is given back

Tiger?
tiger? e Wac
still don't know.
ion was as simple
. bill from a wal-
n't hurt).
being three weeks
self sitting in a
Captain Katz, who
ions and dentures,
concentrates on
Unaware that I was
s assistant in a
ispered to me that
ilt more bridges
rps of Engineers,
d lie uneasy that
wns. I was just
ng in rep when
that I e my

s were devoted to
iy mouth for the

!at
eived another ap-
Kllowing day. On
tptain Novak s of-
and slipped into
actised ease.
money?" were his

, I bit and utter-
o Significantly,
at his assistant.
red as he went to
)r impressions for

bridges before you
assistant voting
) t )
this the deadbeat
but to be back on
tion.
,r left vacancy on
in my mouth-for
ally sweating out
I missed that oc-
Lty and a develop-
know.
'ion
.ay arrived. When
in Novak's office,
there waiting for
created glory.
he money, I said.,
Ely, "I'd like to
T-perfec, '
. ed and s&,t re-
chum; that's this

*
e of the old guard
gave me a few in-
about the dental

43, when the pres-
xon, Major William
r., the staff con-
:ers. Since then,
m added, and con-
st 40 months Tyn-


aauu.s aenial sraII nas Deen putting up
the best work record in thb entire East-
ern Flying Training Command. "With only
double the staff, said my informant,'
"we are doing six times as much work as
was accomplished in the corresponding
month a year ago. And doing it every
month, he hastened to add.
Quoting him, "the radical change in
work performance is mainly due to organ-
ization and system. A year ago, it was
not uncommon for 25 appointments to be
broken in a single day, representing an
appalling waste of professional services,
"Now broken appointments don' t run
over six a week. And those better have
damn' good excuses, he said grimly.
"It's the same old story.," said my
friend. "Give a guy something for
nothing and he won't appreciate it. I'll
bet at this moment there are a hundred
dentures lying around in footlockers. If
those dentures had to be paid for do
you think they'd be there?"
"But that doesn't tell the whole
story. All dentures are made to permit
future adjustment, for the mouth is a
great deceiver. GI's are told to come
in if their dentures fail to fit. With
rare exceptions, they never come back.
Weeks or even months later the GI's de-
cide to try them again with worse re-
sults, for teeth drift just like the
wind. This is true even of complete
dentures because of the resultant break-
down in bone cells and bone that follows
eating without teeth."
His explanation that eating without
teeth causes stomach disorders seemed
reasonable considering the larger pieces
of food that the stomach would be called
upon to handle. No less logical was his
statement that muscles lose their tone
without teeth and that the quickest way
for self-conscious plate-wearers to
overcome the distortion in facial con-
tours that usually follows removal of
teeth is to wear their dentures faith-
fully., thus assisting the facial muscles
to reestablish their tone.
He gave me a lot of figures on the
amount of work performed-too many fig-
ures for me to remember accurately. But
after he had gone I remembered one thing
he said, that "if all the work done in
dentures and fillings and bridges and
extractions were added together, their
total would be higher mathematics even
without including the calculus being re-
moved from GI teeth daily."


"...that's this one here"


Aviation Cadet Kenneth R. Peek
of De Queen, Ark., was selected
as the leading gunner of Class
44-21. Music is the chief inter-
est of the 21 year old gunnery
graduate, and as a member of his
high school band he won one na-
tional and two state contests
with his performance on the bari-
tone horn. upon graduation from
high school he attended Oklahoma
City University and the University
of Arkansas for brief mus-
ic courses.
Peek was called into the ser-
vice In February, 1943, at Camp
Robinson and was sent to Miami
Beach for basic. From Miami he
was assigned to Buckley and Lowry
Fields for armament courses and
then back to Miami Beach for an-
other basic period. He left Miami
again for a C.T.D. session at
Clemson and then was sent toNash-
ville for cadet classification.
Eliminated from flight training
while at Maxwell Field, Peek was
transferred to Tyndall for aerial
gunnery. He names his hours on


A/C KENNETH R. PEEK.
the ranges as the most Interest-
ing phase of the course here.
Here are his gunnery records:
Cal. 50.... 88% Skeet........ 81%
Turrets.... 98% Moving Base.. 57%
Sighting... 92% Tower Range.. 70%


LAREDO ARMY AIR BASE GUNNERY STUDENTS
HURL QUESTIONS AT COMBAT VETERANS


IN WEEKLY FORUMS
A recent innovation at Laredo
Army Air Field, Texas, is a
weekly session in the war roodl
where student gunners fire ques-
tions at combat veterans. Each
week these veterans "take the
witness stand" for a typical GI
cross examination. The seasoned
gunners, most of them men with
more than 90 missions, "give out"
with first hand, "I saw it my-
self" information.
Here are two typical questions
and their answers, taken from a
report of a recent Laredo "combat
form*":
QUESTION: "How often do combat
crews go on a mission?"
ANSWER: "A combat crew usually
flies an average of two missions
a week. Health of the men plus
the maintenance problem makes it
necessary to stick to the aver-
age. Weather plays an important
part in bombing raids, but mis-
sions are scheduled as regularly
as possible if the weather per-
mnts.
"On some occasions, where a
particularly important target
is concerned, or a big offensive
is planned, the crews may fly
continuously for four or five
days straight. "
QUESTION: "What is the effec-
tiveness of the Inftwaffe's 'Yel-
low Nosed Squadron'"?
ANSWER: "The Yellow Nosed Squad-
ron is composed of the pick of
Germany's finest fighter pilots.
"In order for a Nazi pilot to
remain in this chosen group he
must shoot down five Allied
planes a month. If he shoots
down one of our heavy bombers he
gets credit for two planes. For
shooting down a medium bomber he
gets credit for one plane. And
he receives a score of one-half
a plane for every Allied pursuit
he destroys. Under this set-up
it is easy to understand why
every member of this group is a
top notch flyer.
"I have been on several mis-
sions when our formation was at-
tacked by the Yellow Nosed
Squadron. It was like entering


a B-24 in the Cleveland Air
Races, only more so. The main
difference being that the racing
planes in this case were armed
with 20 mi. cannon.
"To underestimate the ability
of these fliers would be a grave
error. The gunner must be 100
percent efficient when he meets
up with this particular group.
They' re tough-but a good Ameri-
can is tougher."


"MUSCLES ON THE MEND"
My man Friday in Ward 2 nas
been strictly on the ball of late.
He reports that pfc. Haynes is
sweating out a temperamental In-
fection that threatens to keep
him away from a shortly expected
blessed event at home. Here's
hoping that Mrs. Haynes will have
the privilege of announcing that
Baby and Da-Da are doing well--
indeed.
pvt. Villard in Ward 2 has been
having his difficulties too.
Capt. McLaughlin offered him a
solution to his problem--but the
blunt instrument suggested was
not to his satisfaction.
Then we hear that Villard stays
awake nights chasing frogs and
things just to amuse the hired
help of the hospital.
The Pilonidal Sisters-pardon-
Cysters, have had a change in
officers. pvt. Lisi, as a result
of an excellent job of painting
the Sanitation Area fence, under
the eager glances of Lt. Ewing,
has been elevated to the presi-
dency of the organization. Klein
is now the V.P., Kaladjian is the
secretary, and a newcomer, Gor-
ney, is the man entrusted with
the enormous treasury of the
c lub.
The boys in Ward I have con-
fided in me that they really miss
the ever pleasant smile of Lt.
Bell who has been transferred
from Ward 1 to Ward 4.
As this was bring written, Pvt.
Brown of Ward 5 was still waiting
for his date to drop In on him.
Even he admits that when they
start "standing him up" in a
hospital--they might as well
draft them.
--Sgt. A.S. Jackrel


* GUNNER OF THE CLASS *


Pae


May 20, 194





TORNADOES DROP PAIR


TO ELLYSON, 4-7, 4-8

T/F SQUAD STOPPED AFTER FOUR STRAIGHT; POOR
BASE RUNNING AND FIELDING LEAD TO DEFEAT
After winning four straight games the Tyndall Tornadoes were stop-
ped dead in their tracks last weekend when the Naval cadet fliers
from Ellyson Field handed them a double setback by scores of 7-4 and
8-4. A far cry from their last stand home when they scored 30 runs
in two games, the Tyndall batsmen were unusually weak at the plate
and gave one of their rare performances of poor play in the field
and on the basepaths. The bright spot of the twin bill for the
Tornadoes were the two home runs poled by Les Tarr and Johnny Becker
in Sunday's contest. Each blow
came with one on to account for tired the Ellyson batters in the
the four Tyndall markers in that first inning on three pitched
game. Becker's grand slam In the balls. In the second, the first
eighth was one of the longest Ellyson batter walked and Ramsay,
hits ever made by a Tyndall whose rocket arm had caught two
player. T/F base runners off second,
Paul Petrich of Indiana, former lunged into one of Flanagan's
hurler for Purdue University, was pitches for a line drive homer
the starting and winning pitcher into left field. A double and a
for Ellyson in Saturday's game, single by the next two batsmen
while Len Baldewicz of Milwaukee scored another and Ellyson led
chalked up the lllyson win in 3-0 as Flanagan left the mound to
Sunday's contest, be replaced by uzonyl.
In the Saturday game, Lefty Meanwhile, Baldewicz had little
Southard started for Tyndall and difficulty in silencing Tornado
durlnghis six inning stint pitch- bats until the sixth. Hines open-
ed fairly good ball. He was nick- ed that inning by drawing a free
ed for four hits and six runs, pass to first and Tarr, the next
of which only three were earned, batter, stepped into a 2-2 pitch
Franz took the mound in the sev- for a solid smash into left field
.enth after Southard was lifted which went for a home run to
for pinch hitter Erwin In the top score Tyndall's first runs.
Sof the seventh. Franz gave up Orange, who followed Tarr, drew
one run on three hits. In Sun- a walk and it looked as though
day's contest, Joe Flanagan was the long awaited Tornado rally
relieved by Frank Uzonyl after was on. But Becker, who was
pitching one and a third innings still looking for his first hit
during which three Ellyson run- of the series, flied out to deep
ners crossed the plate on three center for the first out of the
hits. Uzonyl pitched good ball inning. Matonak aroused hopes
until the eighth, notwithstanding when his third straight single of
several good stops of hard hit the afternoon sent Orange to sec-
balls with his shins, when South- ond, but Baldewioz turned on the
ard went in to pinch hit for tne steam and retired the next two
right-hander. Uzonyl gave up two men on fly balls.
runs on three hits, and Nick Ellyson Draws Away
Orange, who came in from left Ellyson drew away again in
field to hurl the eighth, allowed their half of the sixth when
two hits, Issued two intentional three T/F errors permitted two
walks and was charged with three Navy runners to score and bring
runs. Flanagan was the losing the count to 5-2. Retiring
pitcher, the Tornadoes without damage in
Saturday's Game the seventh, Baldewicz ran into
In the first game, Tyndall held trouble again in the eighth when
a one-run lead until the Iourth he walked orange. Then, Johnny
by virtue of Hines' single and Becker, thoroughly disgusted with
Orange's triple in the opening his previous 'pop-ups" to the
frame. However, In the fourth outfielders' gloves, stepped into
Ellyson jumped into the lead by Baldewicz's first pitch for a
scoring four runs after two outs tremendous drive into center
had been made. The first batter which permitted the hefty Orange
flied out to the pitcher. Argo, to trot into home plate with
Ellyson third sacker, then singl- Becker sauntering in close behind
ed and advanced to second when him. Here again, with the count
Southard walked the next batter. 4-5, and no outs, it looked as
Backstop Ramsay fanned for the though Tyndall would surge ahead
second out and then tne fireworks at last. Matonak, the next bat-
began. Harrison Wickel, former ter, connected for his fourth
major leaguer playing shortstop straight hit and was sacrificed
for the Navy, hit a grounder to to second by Patterson's bunt.
T/F shortstop Billy Hines which But the rally fell short as Allen
rolled out into center field for and pinch-Hitter Southard popped
a two base error, permitting one up. Ellyson put the game on ice
runner to score and the other to in the eighth with three runs
pull up at third. Single s by De- scored on a series of intentional
Witt and Petrich accounted for 'walks interspaced with timely
the other pair of Ellyson scores, singles bringing the count to
Tyndall scored two in the fifth 8-4. Tyndall went down in order
to coae within hailing distance-- n the ninth after Freeman opened
3-4--onasingle to left by South- it up with a singh to right.
ard after Patterson had walked In dropping the twin bill the
and llen had bunted safely. El- Tornadoes several times missed
lyson scored twomore in the sixth opportunities on plays which
on one nit, an intentional walk might well have meant the differ-
and two T/F errors. Tyndall ence between victory and defeat.
scored their fourth and last run In contrast, the Ellyson nine
of the game In the seventh on a took advantage of every break and
single by Second Baseman Freeman their heads-up ball playing
and Hines' double, while the Elly- coupled with good pitching brought
son final tally came in the same them their pair of well-deserved
inning on a bunt, a single and an wins. While the two homers by
infield out. Tarr and Becker and the perfect
Sunday's Game day at bat for Matonak were the
On Sunday, Flanagan, with ap- highlights for Tyndall, Bud Ram-
narntli nnthina on the ball rea- -a I. f I.sb JL


"Well ump, is he out?"


Ramsay rounding third on
a


Another Ellyson runner scores


2000 WATCH RANIERI, ANGELO BATTLE TO A DRAW;

TYLER WINS 5TH STRAIGHT; CARBIN DEFEATS

BEATT.IE BY TECHNICAL KAYO
BY CPL. J.J. DOONIS
Before the largest crowd ever to witness a boxing show at Tyndall
Field, Nick Ranieri, hard-hitting southpaw representing Triggertown,
and Lou Angelo, of the U.S. Navy,, fought to a draw Tuesday night in


plate for Ellyson and Duffy's
N4-41 drew plaudits from both
dugouts and the stands.
THE BOX SCORES
First Game
TORNADOES AB R N
Freeman, 2b..... 4 1 1
Hines, se....... 4 1 2
Tarr, rf........ 4 0 1
Orange, If...... 4 o 1
Beaker, 3b....., 4 O 0
Matonak, cf..... 4 0 0
Patterson, lb... 3 1 1
Allen, c........ 4 1 2
Southard, p..... 2 0 1
x-Frans, p...... 0 0 0
xx-olcynski .... 1 0 0
xxx-Erwin....... 1 0 0
Totals 35 4 9
I-relieved Southard in 7th.
xx-Batted for Franz In 9th
xxr-Batted for Southard in 7th.


ELLTSON
Bennett, If...... 5
Hershey, lb..... 5 (
Argo, 3b........ 4
Barrett, 2b..... 3
Ramsay, c....... 4
Wickel,ss....... 4 :
Dewitt, rf...... 4
Gardner, f ..... 2 (
Petrich, p...... 4
Totals 35
Score by innings:
Tornadoes o10 020 100--4
2llyson 000 402 l1Ox-7


Second Game
TORNADOES AB R H
Freean, 2b..... 4 0 1
Hines, ....... 4 1 0
Tarr, rf........ 5 1 2
Oran
x-orange
x-Orange,If..... 4 1 0
Becker, Sb...... 4 1 1
Matonak, of..... 4 0 4
Patterson, lb... 3 0 0
Allen, o........ 4 o 0
Flanagan, p..... 0 0 0
xi-xU onyl, p.... 0 o 0
xxx-Soathard .... 1 0 0
xxxx-Poloynskl.. 0 0 0
Totals 35 4 8
x-Relieved Uzonyl in 9th.
xz-Relleved Flanagan in 2nd.
xxx-Batted for Uzonyl in 8th.
xxxx-R.plaoed Orange in in 9th
ELL SON
Briggs, f.... 4 0 1
Hershey, lb.... 4 0 0
Argo, 3b....... 4 1 1
Barrett, 2b.... 2 1 0
Ramsay, c..... S 3 1
Duffy, as...... 4 3 4
DeWitt, rf..... 3 0 1
O'Brien, of.... 4 0 0
Baldewics, p... 4 0 0
Totals 32 8 a
Score by innings:
Tornadoes 000 002 020--4
Ellyson 030 00o 03X--8


a bout that had the fans on their
feet as both fighters slugged it
out until the bell.
Ranieri, meeting his most ex-
'perienced opponent since entering
the ring, had the edge in the
fist round, but lost the second
whenhe was dropped, for no count,
by a left to the jaw. The third
round found both fighters mixing
it freely trying to land a KO
punch. The decision of the judges
was well received.
In gaining a draw against An-
gelo, Ranieri was meeting fight-
er who had compiled a record of
42 wins out of 45 professional
fights before entering the Navy,
going out of his class to fight
middleweights when welterweight
weren't available,
In the only knockout of the
evening, George Carbin, 141,
Massachusetts, scored a TKO vic-
tory over Hector Beattle, 136,
Maine, in one minute and 25 sec-
onds of the first round.
Dick McDonough, 133, Trigger-
town southpaw, gained the verdict
over Cyclone Smith, 130, from the
Shipyard, In a return match that
pleased the crowd.
Ernest "Red" Tyler, 151, from
Pennsylvania, scored his fifth
straight victory when he batted
out a decision over John Mar-
shall, 146, of Maine. Marshall
displayed a nice left, but war
no match for Tyler when he elect
ed to slug it out with the red
head.
The opening bout of the evening
brought together two feather-
weights, Tiny Chu, Honolulu, and
Edmond Wills, Pennsylvania. Wills
was judged the winner after three
fast rounds.
John Bruno, Buffalo, N.Y., wel-
terw eight, won a decision over
Harry Delcore, Navy; Mickey Graz-
lano, 175, Triggertown, scored a
decision over the Navy's Dan
Cinadamora, and Marshall Long,
183, Nebraska, won over Joe Cruth-
ers, 168, Michigan.


AS ELLYSON TOOK TWO LAST WEEKEND
(U.S. Navy official photographs)


"Pop-up"


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I


THE TYNIDALL TARGET






May20,1944 hETYNAL TAGE Pae


OF THE WAR4J


MAY 14 to May 20


THUMBNAIL SKETCHES OF
'PORTS OF ENTRY' ON
I INVASION FRONT
Although the "experts" of
the radio and press have just
about picked every possible
"port of entry" for the big
invasion, the correct answer
will not be known until "D-Day"
which may have already happen-
ed as this article goes to
press. However, to help ori-
entate every soldier with the
problems facing the Allies on
the eve of invasion, here are
a few thumbnail sketches des-
cribing the potential "ports
of entry" on the western front
of "Hitler's Headache" or "Oc-
cupied Europe. "
,ST. NAZAIRE...at the mouth of
.the Loire River on the under-
sideofthe Brittany peninsula,
with the best plan of attack
to land to the west and then
take the city from the rear.
LORIENT...a German submarine
base some 60 miles west of St.
Nazaire, with landings possible
on both sides, although the
opposition may be heavy.
BREST...a major port pro-
tected by permanent forts
and an.unusually rocky coast-
line. Possible landing beaches
are southward across the bay,
and according to the war cor-
respondents of Time, the most
obvious attack would be from
the Lorient area.
CHERBOURG...another large port
which is the favorite "guess"
of several "experts," because
it sticks out in the channel
like a made-to-order beach-
head, andif it could be taken,
it would serve as an Ideal
base for further operations.
However, beaches on both sides
of this peninsula are limited
by high cliffs.
LE HAVRE...one of the largest
ports of France, at the mouth
of the famous Seine. The ex-
cellent beaches here would pro-
vide good landing conditions,
although it is a foregone con-
clusion that the Germans re-
alize this too.
DIEPPE...the Allies tried a
Commando attack here in 1942,
and met with terrific opposi-
}tion. The invaders landed on
good beaches, but could not
get their men and tanks past
overpowering German defense.
It has a 1,700 yard beach,
blocked by a high barrier of
cl iff.
BOULOGNE...this is a smaller
port with many beaches, but
they are marked byaprominence
of sand dunes which would hin-
der landing operations.
CALAIS...this is a port "right
next door" to England, being
only 21 miles across the chan-
nel. Cliffs touch the shore,


but there are suitable beaches
to the north and south. It Is
probably heavily defended, but
cannot be disregarded as a
possible port of entry.
DUNKIRK...this first class
port needs no introduction,
being the famous point of es-
cape for the British retreat
in June, 1940. Canals are
hazards because they give the
Germans the weapon of defen-
sive flooding.
Further north, the ports of


years, too, and their prepar-
ations are equally as good.
They have announced many times
that they will not attempt the
Invasion until they are abso-
lutely ready, because they
want to accomplish this great-
est offensive In military his-
tory with the least expendi-
ture of human lives. The
scene has been set, and the
great drama is only waiting
for the first curtain to go
up.


Everything Here But a Juke Box


taking over an area of 60
square miles on the German
side of this line.
The next few days brought
even better news. The Allies
blasted their way through the
Gustav line at many points,
and were moving in on the fa-
mous Adolf Hitler Line, which
is further up "the boot, and
the last real barrier before
Rome. This new attack carried
great significance, because a
defeat on the Hitler line
would have a demoralizing ef-
fect on Germany's home front,
and this is a poor time for
Hitler's followers to start
feeling discouraged, what with
the invasion about to begin.
Adolf is having enough trouble
already getting his people
"fired up" to meet the invad-
ers, and if he suffers defeat
on a line that carries his own
name, he's going to have to
shout auite a bit louder.
RUSSIAN FRONT IS QUIET
LIKE 'LULL BEFORE THE
STORM' (NUFF SED!)
After the Russians recaptur-
ed the strategic Black Sea na-
val base of Sevastopol, they
dropped out of the headlines
for a few days, with the ex-
ception of news stories tell-
ing about the tremendous losses
of the Germans in this defeat,
including 20,000 Nazis killed
in one battle. But they have
not been idle by a long shot.
They have been getting ready
to start a new drive on the
Eastern front, and where or
when it will happen, Hitler
would give a right arm to
know. Apparently it will be
timed with the invasion from
the west, and it will probably
end inside the City Limits
of Berl in!


koUUSL U.aTU- rTIWLU
"Komplete and Kompact" is the Coast Guard's description of its new
20-man "life kraft," latest answer to the terrors of torpedoed seamen.
This new all-metal raft is a virtual ship in itself with cooking facilities,
sails, food supplies and even a "morale kit" which includes a Bible, play-
ing cards, tobacco and chewing gum.


Belgium and The Netherlands
are also good possibilities,
but the threat of flood de-
fenses discourage invasion op-
erations, However, amphibious
equipment could be used here
to good advantage.
In summary, it must be said
that the Germans have had four
years to get ready for this
invasion, and underwater mine
fields, underwater obstacles,
land mines, wire entanglements,
tank obstacles, concrete bunk-
ers, stationary and mobile
weapons with lines of fire in-
terlaced and accurately rang-
ed, are to be expected when
the All iesmake their landings.
But the Allies have had four


ITALIAN OFFENSIVE MIGHT BE
SPARK TO SET OFF
INVASION BLAST
The headlines of the past
week have been concentrated
on the new offensive in Italy,
with the American, British and
French forces uniting in a sup-
reme attempt to crack the Ger-
man defenses and move up "the
boot." And the results have
been very good, especially
when compared to the progress
made by the Allies in past ef-
forts.
In the first attack, our
forces moved four miles into
the heavily fortified Gustav
Line stretching across Italy,
and then followed it up by


DRIVER\ S in daylight convoys should
zigzag their vehicles off the road ilter-
nitely w\\hen attacked by phlincs in order
to spoil the gunners' iim.


WHENEVER possible, the extra gpmo-
line for a convoy should be put in one
vehicle irther than distributed through-
out several. This will reduce casualties
;:nd the loss of vehicles in cais: of expl,-
sion and fire.


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TYNDALL FIELD BROWN BOMBERS SINK WAINWRIGHT

SHIPBUILDERS, 17-1: SEEK 4TH STRAIGHT


AGAINST MARIANNA HERE
Continuing their heavy hitting,
the Post Brown Bombers swamped
the Wainwright Shipbuilders by a
17-1 score last Sunday afternoon
on the local diamond. It was the
third straight win for the Post
colored team, and tomorrow after-
noon on the local diamond, Marl-
anna will be out to halt the win-
ning streak of the Bombers. The
game is scheduled to start at
2: 30.
Last week's game followed the
usual pattern outlined by the
Bombers. They hopped on the
Wainwright hurler for five hits
and four runs in the first inning,
then proceeded to tally four more
times in the second frame. After
that there never was any doubt as
to the eventual outcome of the
game.
Jenkins again turned in a glit-
tering mound performance for the
winners. He allowed eight hits,
but sent the same number of men
back to the bench via the strike-
out route. He would have had a
shutout to his credit but for a
wild throw by his battery mate,
Dawkins, in the second inning.
He was never in serious trouble,
and merely coasted along after
the second frame when his team-
mates gave him a long lead to
work on.
In the first inning, Harrison,
leadoff man, popped out, but
Center Fielder Brown doubled,
Phillips, Dawkins, Randall and
Irons all singled to send four
runs streaking across the plate.
The barrage continued in the next
stanza, as Harrison was hit by a
pitched ball and Brown, Phillips
and Dawkins all connected safely.
The big blow of the stanza was a


TOMORROW
ringing triple by Dawklns, who
has belted at least one extra
base hit in every game thus far
this season.
Center Fielder Brown and Short-
stop Phillips continued their
slugging tactics, with four safe
blows apiece. Brown reported to
the team as a pitching candidate,
but during practice sessions dem-
onstrated his batting skill with
such emphasis that he was shifted
to an outfield post. Harrison,
Dawklns, Randall and Irons made
two safe bingles apiece.
Starting Wainwright Pitcher Mc-
Coy didn't have much in his bag
of tricks to stop the slugging
Bombers, but he led his team's
attack with two safe blows. He
was found for eight hits in two
innings. His successor on the
mound, Long, was treated just as
rudely by the winners.
TYNDALL FIELD AB R H
Harrison, lb ....__ 5 2 2
Brown, cf ________ 5 3 4
Phillips, ss_______ 5 4 4
Dawkins, c_________ 4 3 2
Randle, 2b-________ 4 2 2
Blackson, rf ----_ 4 -1 1
Irons, l_____f 4 1 2
Adams, 3b_________ 4 0 0
Jenkins, p ______. 4 1 1
Total 39 17 18
WAINWRIGHT SHIPYARD
Brown, 3b_ ---------4 0 1
Wilbur, lb ________ 4 0 1
Cannon, 2b ___..___ 3 1 1
Mathis, c_________ 3 0 0
Williams, ss -_____ 3 0 1
Long, rf, p ........ 3 0 1
Stonley, cf .... 3 0 0
Hill, If 3 0 1
McCoy, p 3 0 2
Total 29 1 8

BASEBALL
Brown Bombers vs Marianna
Sunday 2:30 P.M.
Post Colored Diamond


SalIy S&eemore


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f MIII' TE BEfE#


[By ~ SG .FR N EBL I itiue yCm esae -


A Man Who Believed in Attack
The death of Lt. Col. Thomas
Hitchcock Jr. in a plane crash in
England robbed the United Na-
tions of a tough, time-tested
fighting man and American sports
of a colorful immortal whose
name will be remembered as long
as those of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb,
Jack Dempsey and Red Grange.
Tommy Hitchcock flew planes
and played polo. He flew and
fought with the Lafayette Esca-
drille in the last war and-at 44-
with the AAF in this one. In be-
tween, he played polo.
To say that he played polo is
putting it mildly. For 20 years he
was polo. Hitchcock was the man
who brought the game out of
the croquet field, so to speak, and
into the back yard for all to see
and enjoy. He revolutionized the
game with one tactic-attack.
Hitchcock, like Ruth and Demp-
sey, was a slugger. His idea of a
sharp defense was to knock the
other fellow bowlegged. He could
drive the ball 100 yards down
the field with one swat and score
a goal from 60 yards with the
deadly accuracy of a pool shark.
"Always attack!" was his
motto. For one international
match he sidelined some light
hitters on his team and replaced
them with a couple of Texas
cowpunchers, Cecil Smith and
Elmer Boeseke, who, like Hitch-
cock, could clout the ball a mile.
"Forget defense," he ordered.
"Go outand slug that apple."
He rode a horse like a centaur
and flew a plane like an ace. In


the first war they told him he
was too young to fly. In this war
they said he was too old. But he
flew both times anyway, in the
air as on the ground, a believer
in attack.
Too bad he didn't live to take
part in the biggest attack of his
life.

Man Mountain Dean, that great
big mountain of suet encased in
a barbed wire beard, is back in
the Army again--for the fourth
time.
On the day after Pearl Harbor,
the bewhiskered behemoth, then a
mere 51 years old, became one of
the first veterans of World War I
to enlist for the new fight. The
following September he was dis-
charged with a kidney ailment.
Recently, his kidneys corrected,
the Mountain signed up again.
Now he's a master sergeant serv-
ing at an Atlantic seaboard camp.
Added item of significance: In
the interests of domestic security,
the Mountain at last has been
shorn of his beard. Army medicos
found that the mighty hedge was
full of boll weevils.

Big League Draft Box Score
Rube Melton, Dodgers' hill
billy right-hander, called by the
Navy; Brownie pitcher Steve
Sundra awaits his Army call;
Lou Boudreau, manager-short-
stop of the Cleveland Indians,
and Johnny Hopp, Cardinals'
gardener, rejected; Cleveland
pitcher Willis Hudlin discharged
with a CDD.


SUNDAY
12:30 P.M.--Record Concert,
Post Theater.
MONDAY
12:30 P.M.--A&R Representative
Meeting, Athletic Office.
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
Squadron.

TUESDAY
8 P.M.--Dance, USO.
8 P.M.--Bingo, Rec Hall.
8 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec
Hall.
WEDNESDAY
12:30 P.M.--Special Service
Non-Com Meeting, Library.
7 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show at
Receiving Pool.
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent Party Only.

THURSDAY
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall,
Students Only.
8 P.M.--Dance, ColoredRecHall
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
Squadron.


FRIDAY
8 P.M. --Movies, Colored Rec
Hall.
SA URDAY
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
Squadron.
SPORTS
BOXING
Tuesday, 8 P.M.-Weekly bouts
at Post Gym.
BASEBALL
Sunday, 2 P.M.-T/F Brown Bomb-
ers vs. Marianna, Section F
Diamond.
Sunday, May 28, 2:15 P.M.-Tor-
nadoes vs. Eglin Field, Post
Diamond.


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