Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
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NEW HIGH OF $100,000


With the sights set on a new
all-time high in War Bond
sales, the men and women of
Tyndall Field are out to pass
the $100,000 mark in sales
purchases of bonds for the
coming Fifth War Loan Drive
which will get under way on
June 12.
Tyndall Field military and
civilian personnel rang the
cash register for $31,000 in
sales during the last drive,
but with the united effort of
all departments to contact
every possible bond buyer on
the field, it is expected that
the sales will be tripled in
the new campaign.
The War Bond, Special Ser-
vices and Public Relations
departments have worked close-
ly with the civilian War Bond
Committee of Panama City, and
the over-all plans call for a
big "kickoff" ceremony on
June 13th, with everything
from a morning parade to an
evening soldier show rally
scheduled for the all day ef-
The GI show will present
two hours of outstandingvaude-
ville acts, plus guest appear-
ances by four former major
league baseball stars from
Bronson Field in Pensacola,
Fla., and a former motion pic-
ture star now in the Navy.
Ted Williams, former Boston'
Red Sox star and ex-American
League batting champion, will
join Tyndall Field entertain-
ers for the show, along with.
Bob Kennedy, former Chicago
White Sox third baseman, Nick
Tremark, ex-Brooklyn Dodger
center fielder, and Ray Sto-
vlak, former Philadelphia
Philly outfielder.
Another guest star will be
Leif Erickson, former Holly-
wood leading man, now serving
In the U.S. Navy.
Admittance to the all-star
show will be by war bond pur-
chases only, with seats sell-
ing for $25 War Bonds and up.
The rally will be followed by
a daily follow-up campaign,
which will include the opera-
tion of a 'Buy Bonds Booth' on
Tyndall Field, where morning
to night service will be given
all prospective bond buyers.


7 P.M. --Bingo at Triggertown
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital
8z30 P.M.--Movie, Receiving

7 P.M...Entertainment in
Hospital Wards
8 P.M. -Dance, USO
8 P.M.--Bingo, Rec Hall
8 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec

12:30 P.MA-.Special Service
Non-Coo Meeting, Library
7 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show
at Receiving Section
8 P.N.--GI Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent party only

7 P.M.--Mories, Hospital

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A MECHANIC BLUSHES-- "Aw, shucks, sir, 'twas nothing at all,"
is apparently what Crew Chief Clifford E. Allen,,Jr., said
when he was congratulated by Colonel John W. Persons, command-
ing officer of Tyndall Field, for helping to set a new world's
record for maintenance of four engine heavy bombers. Sgt.
Allen and his mates kept a Flying Fortress flying for 1,009
hours and 40 minutes without a major overhaul of any of its
four engines to set the new world mark.


Beginning Tuesday, June 6,
matinees will be shown at Post
Theater No. 1 daily, except
Monday and Thursdays. The
Sunday afternoon show will be
presented at Theater No. 1 at
2 P.M. and at Theater No. 2 at
4:15 P.M. The newly scheduled
week-day matinees for Theater
No. 1 will begin at 2 P.M..
Also, effective immediately,
it was announced by the com-
manding officer, thru Lt- D.
Moore, theater officer, that
Theater NO. 1 will be used by
permanent party personnel
that Theater No. 1willbe used
by permanent party personnel
only, and that Theater No. 2
will be for the exclusive use
Of students, both gunnery and
co-pilot, including enlisted
man, aviation cadets and of-
Lt. Moore also announced
that the installation of new
and comfortable seats in
Theater No. 2 will be complet-
:ed within the next few days,
and that the air-conditioning
system in that theater will
shortly be put into operation.
The following is a film time
table which patrons of the,


8 P.M..--O Dance, Rec Hall,
Students only
8 P.M.--Dance, Colored Rec
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receving

7 P.M.-.Triggertown Talent
8 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec

7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital
8:30 P.M..--Movies, Trigger.

Tuesday, 8 P.M.-Weekly bouts
at Post Gym Area

Today, 3:30 P.M.--Tornadoes
vs. Marianna Post Diamond

post theaters are urged to clip
and save for future reference:
THEATER NO. I -Matinees, 2 P.M.
daily, except Monday and Thurs-
day. Evenings: 6 P.M. and
8: 15 P.M,
THEATER NO.2 Matinee, Sunday
only, at 4: 15 P.M. Evening
performances: 6:45 P.M. and
9 P. n



Typical of the manner in which the men of Tyndall who "Keep
'am Flying# go about their work was the new world's record for
maintenance of four engine bombers set here last week. One of i
'their charges, a B-17, chalked up 1,009 hours and 40 minutes
in the air without a major overhaul of any of Its four engines,
to crack'the old record of 1,009 hours and 30 minutes.


M/8gt. Jerome F. Hough of
Ann Arbor, Mich., was chosen
as the top gunner of Class 44-
23. An AAF veteran of four
years, Hough is a graduate of
Chanute's mechanics' school
and arrived at Tyndall after
being stationed at Batnbrldge,
Georgia, for two years. He
volunteered for aerial gnnery.
In addition to a score of
137 in his final comprehensive
exam, Hough chalked up the fol-
lowing marks:
Cal; S Wf% Air. Rec. 84%
Turrets 90% Moving Base 65%
Sighting 100% '" Target 16.6%

Tyndall's Little Radio
Theater will present the first
of its weekly programs over
WDLP Friday evening from the
Post Recreation Hall. The
all-soldier.variety show,
"Roger, Means Okay, will go
on the air at 7:30 P.M.
An invitation has been ex-
tended to military and civil-
lan personnel to participate
in the half-hour broadcast.


LONG A FAMILIAR SIGHT on Tyndall Field, A.C. Croley has sold
over 150,000 newspapers here since the field was activated
almost three years ago. His equally familiar chant of "Look
what they've done, done nowl," Is a well known herald of his
presence with the latest news in print.
Unlike many i"ewsboys," Croley is held in especial esteem by
his T/F clientele, for they know the story behind his daily
treks to the field and his good humored sales talk to each and
every customer. Almost everyone knows also about his two sons,
S/Sgt. Randall D. Croley and T/Sgt. John Croley, both of whom
are stationed overseas. And by now most of us know that the
veteran "circulation manager" has bonded his faith in America
and set an example for all fighters on the home front by pur-
chasing two1,000 War Bonds, one for each of his fighting sons.
Croley has a third son, who is expected to enter the service
soon. And while It is unlikely that his youngest will be in
the service before the end of the Fifth War Loan Drive Croley
has already started to accumulate savings toward purchasing a
bond for Oz.
In the picture above, M/Sgt. Woody Busby and S/Sgt, Roger
Keough listen to Croley's "spiel" prior to relinquishing a
'buffalo head" for the afternoon's Herald...and they know that
part of their nickel will go toward tha urchase of that third
$1,000 war bond.

At the controls of the faith-
rul 'Fort' onherrecord break-
ing mission was Lt. John E.
Abel of Oceanside, N.Y., pi-
loting the bomber on a routine
training flight over the Gulf.
The new record was verified
by A.E. Hautala of the Boeing
Aircraft company, and Harold
C. Anderson of the Wright
Aeronautical Corporation,
representatives of their res-
pective companies here.
On the day previous to the
record breaking event, Col-
onel John W. Persons, post
commander, took the big ship
,up himself for the 1000th hour,
in tribute to the officers
and enlisted men who were res-
ponsible for its maintenancee
under the supervision of Lt.
Col. Oliver E. King, deputy of
On hand for this occasion
were more than one hundred
.skilled mechanics of the fly-
ing line, but the men who were
"sweating it outer the most
were CWO Garland Sieg, en-
gineering officer in the main-
tenance department, and Sgt.
Clifford E. Allen, Jr., and
Pvt. B.R. Dyer, crew chiefs of
the big ship making the 1000th
hour test.
When the colonel took over
the controls, the 'Fort' had
999 flying hours to her credit
since leaving the assembly
line, with only routine main-
tenance work to help her along.
Tne colonel, who has more
than 5,780 flying hours to his
credit, rolled the big metal
bird out to the line, and as
the four engines purred away
with a rhythmic roar, the
'Fort' seemed almost impatient
to get into the air. This was
1ld stuff to the 'Fort,' and
she didn't want any delay.
Then she moved forward, and
with all the grace and power
ofher first hour in the skies,
she took off for her 1,000th
hour in the air, to move one
hour nearer the world's record
of 1,009 hours and 30 minutes.
When she returned to the run-
way and settled down In her
parking place, a host of proud
mechanics were there topayher
nomage. But the proudest man
of all was Crew Chief Sgt.
Allen, wno told his cuddles
as he climbed down from the
ship, "Shucks, men, we're not
going after just tenmore hours
to set a new record, we're
aiming for another thousandr"
And the 'Fort' must have
neard him, for the next day
she came through with a new
world's record, and was on her
way to keep it.


Vonday-.USO Camp Show, Post
theater: 6:30 P.M.' Trig-
getown: 8 P.M.
Thursday;--T/F Variety Show,
Post Theater: 6:30 P.M..
Friday--T/F Radio Theater
broadcast over WDLP from Rec
Hallr 7:30 P.M.

Page 2




By Tom of Tyndall
Some men are born to stew,
others achieve a stew, and still
others have stew thrust upon
them. And that Dart about having
"stew thrust upon them" must have
been taken from the mess menus
these past three weeks.
Well, all stew and no beef
makes GI Joe a dull boy, so in
order to retain the MOS advan-
tages of our unfortunate G.C.T.
we decided to furnish the beef.
The day was hot and lugging
that beef over to the Post Mess
Office wasn't easy. But we did
it and here's the trimming that
it got.
Remember carcass beef? Well,
that isn't around much any more.
These days the trend is toward
boneless beef. Sounds innocent,
doesn't it? No fat, no suet,
just beef--boneless beef. But
it's the boneless beef that is
solely responsible for the many
return engagements that stew
plays on our menus, and for the
dry steaks and roasts. And here's
QM has a surplus of frozen
boneless beef which originally
was intended for overseas con-
sumption. These hfge stores must
be expended and every Army camp
in the country is helping. The
emphasis then is on boneless beef
and it may require several weeks
before things return to normal.
Factually speaking, 35 percent
of boneless beefwill pass through
a meat grinder to emerge as
either meat balls, meat loaf or
burg rs. Another 35 percent will
go into the stews that make us so
mad and the balance will appear
on the menus as steaks and roasts.
And since the poundage for steaks
and roasts per meal is higher than
that for stew and chopped meat
items, the ratio of stew and
burgers as opposed to that of
steaks and burgers will be about
3 to 1. That's the way we get
our stew.
The first process in freezing
meat is to remove all bones and
fat to assure that the meat will
not spoil when properly refrig-
erated. One result of this is
detenderized beef. Others we
shall presently see.
No bones means no stocks for
soups and gravies with which to
flavor vegetables. NO fat auto-
matically guarantees that the
meat will be dry and chokey, and
on this post alone that one item
represents an average monthly
loss in rendered fat of approxi-
mately five tons which normally
would be used tomake foods more
palatable. Make no bones about
it, men, boneless beef isn't half
the carcass it used to be.
But then, as Shakespeare al-
Nays said, "You're not going to
put out a Cadillac from parts of
a Ford.'


Capt. Henry W. Holman, Motor
Pool Officer, recently receiv-
ed word that his son, Lt. Ro-
bert Holman, a navigator-bomb-
ardier, has been killed in ac-
tion in the European Theater
of Operations.
Capt. Holman's home is in
Hackensack, N.J. He arrived
at Tyndall several months ago
from Nashville, Tenn.

cussing the girl shortage
around Army camps a local GI
offered this gem of an observa-
tion with apologies to Winston
Churchill: "Never have so many
pursued so few, with so much,
and obtained so little."

Our beloved Bums, the Tyndall
Tornadoes, chose last weekend,
before a record home crowd, to
give one of their Dodger-like per-
formances in the field. Perhaps
it was the caliber of opposition
they faced-what with Bronson's
major leaguers and Eglin's no
less impressive squad--but we
earnestly beg one and all not to
lose faith, for the boys are
every bit as good as we've touted
them to be and we'll bet the last
typewriter in the QM warehouse
that they vindicate themselves In
the 16 to 20 games that lie
ahead. So far they've won six
out of eleven and they'll have a
-chance to square things this af-
ternoon when they meet Marianna,
the South Georgia Border League
leaders, on the post diamond.
Tomorrow the Tyndall nine will be
out to avenge last Saturday's de-
feat when they tackle Bronson
Field at Pensacola. Incidentally
Tyndall will meet Bronson four
more times before the season's
over and if we can keep our in-
field conferences, while a pop
fly Is dropping to the ground, to
the Minimum, the Tornadoes have a
fair chance to gain the edge in
the series.
Last week was the week PX sales-
girls will remember as the week
in which silver bars were sold
out for the first time in more

than a year. At least 57 (we
didn't count 'em) officers ad-
vanced from second to first
lieutenant and from first to cap-
tain. One T/F officer, Capt.
Herman Gundlach, made the jump to
major, and once more aroused
hopes in the double silver wear-
ers who had all but forgotten
that such a thing was possible.
In view of the 'assembly line'
proportions of the promotions,
we'll have to forego the usual
policy of naming names and extend
general congratulations. To
those who were not among the 57,
and without any hints to the
'Heinz* men we pass along the,
item from the War Dept. that
'Members of the armed forces at
home and abroad are going to re-
ceive 750,000,000 cigars during
the remainder of the year.' (A
possible explanation of the in-
tensive gas mask drill we undergo
these Wednesday A.M.'s.)

"Curly," former barber at the
main barber shop, has been
"shanghaied" to Triggertown and
via carrier Pigeon we pass on
Curly's invitation to old friends
to journey by the jitney to Trig-
gertown for one of his famed
croppings....We spent quite a bit
of time over at Personnel trying
to break the mystery of the
shined shoes which we itemed in
this column last week. Both Sgt.
Baker and S/Sgt. Bottinl refused
to wilt under our third degree.ing
and it looks like the F.B.I. may
be called in. From what we can
gather, the shoes are now arriv-
ing in a box, and Bottini let
drop a remark which leads us to
believe that she is not quite
satisfied with the brilliance of

Baker's recent shines. Therefore
it seems as though our best bet
is to wait until the "case"
breaks from within. Meanwhile,
we're assigning T/Sgt. James
Mangum as our special reporter
on the scene to advise us on lat-
est developments....Also, while
at Personnel, we learned that(
Pfc. Adamo, former runner for
-that building and now at an over-
seas training station, wrote a
letter to Jo Ellen Vickers in
which he devoted most of the
space to praising the Department
of Training's Fay Williams.
(Either he's kidding or he should
know better.)
Believe it or not, there are
some developments on the Non-Com
Club Building front. The 'ducks'
which made their appearance here
last week were used to transport
sections .of an abandoned CCC camp
on one of the neighboring islands
to our beach front where, accord.
ing to Captain Brunner, they will
be reassembled and form a 40 by
100-foot extension to the olc
Instructors' Clubhouse. Also or
the docket is a trip to Marianna
by M/Sgt. Suder and members of
the Non-Com board of directors to
study the building and adminis-
tration problems of the Non-Com
Club at that field. As soon as
the board returns from their
visit it seems that a general
meeting of all non-commissioned
officers would definitely be in
order to receive the board's
findings and discuss immediate
"I didn't catch the name..." Wac:
"I didn't throw itl"

Among The T F Variety Show Headliners

...Charming Chanteuse...

...Cheesecake and Ham... ...Magic on skates...
make its initial appearance at the Post Theater Thursday, June 8. The
Special Service sponsored show will be presented at the theater in
place of the first showing of the regular film, at 6:3D P.M. with ad-
mission free to military personnel and their wives.
Above are pictured several of the leading performers. To the left
is M.C. Al Nelson flanked by dancers Becky Emanuel on his right and
Claire Schlus on his left. In the center are the famed Axes, Pfc. and
Mrs., while to the right, above, is Joyce Homer, vocalist and wife
of air-to-air instructor Pfc. Horner. In the lower right is T/F's
favorite blues' singer, Frankie Perry, wife of Cpl. Australia Perry.

...The inimitable Frankie...

..."U f .... i -lima

C U6i

By Delbyck and Harris

CPL. SfAFLBY BUfL9R, Houston,
"I'd spend most
of the money for .
sport clothes and
polo shirts, just
leaving enough to
get me a pair of
fine riding boots. I know where
I can get a horse."


fHOMPSON, Oakland,

"A good tan suit,
no, cross out the
tan and make it
MI blue, In a semi-
drape style, is
I the first thing
I'd invest in. What money I'd
have left would go for some good
white shirts and lively silk

SGf. AARO1 MU1RPHY, Moultrie, Ga.:
"Brother, that
$ 100 would go
right into baby
clothes for a
little boy (I
hope) that my
wife and I are
expecting to arrive this Septem-
ber. Of course, it could be a
girl, and if it is, we'll spend
the money just as quickly."

cisco, Calif.:
S "I'd rush right
out and buy a
dark brown busi-
ness suit similar
to the one I laid
aside when I was
invited to join this GI party.
The balance would go for a couple
of pair of low quarter shoes...
black..and a few shirts and ties."

PVf. WILL fRUCHEY, Massilon, Ohio:
"I'd get $100

vilian clothes.
Included would be
a sport suit, --.
ties-lots of 'em i
--new shoes and -
underwear that didn't look as
though it were reclaimed from
salvage, in fact, anything that
didn't resemble GI styles."

PFf. SIDNEY BARRON, Boston, Mass:
"Private Citizen
Barron would head
for a nice dress
suit and also
probably purchase
a sleek tuxedo
for the big day.
Almost can't wait to get into a
casual suit with pegged trousers
and complementing jacket, and
please don't forget the noisy
socks that should accompany an
outfit of this kind."

New Hats for AAF
London (CNS)--New steel-
lined flak helmets, a more com-
fortable headgear than the old.
tin hats, have been issued to all
AAF combat crews operating out
of England.

Saying "Hello" to "all the guys and girls at Tyndall Field"
this week is RKO cinema star Anne Shirley. The lovely young
screen actress will be seen at the Post Theater next Friday
in Republic's "Man from 'Frisco, with Michael 0'Shea.

--Muscles on the Mend--


While the Tyndall Tornadoes
were playing to a capacity house
on their home diamond, one of the
key players of the Tornado team
was confined to an isolated room
in Ward 9 with a case of the
mumps. T/Sgt. Paul Brown is a
very unhappy man today. But we
hope that before long "Brownie"
will be back in the lineup scoop-
ing up the tough ones and adding
his batting prowess where needed.
Hurry up and get well, Brownie-
there's tough competition ahead.
The Tornadoes seem to be sup-
plying their share of patients to
the hospital census. Last week-
end no less a personage than Les-
ter Tarr, our own Convalescent
Training PT instructor, was nurs-
ing a bad leg in Ward 2. The leg
"came around" with the expert as-
sistance rendered by Lt. Holmes.
"Red" hesitated to leave there--
but could not see himself as a
"classification" in his own back-
yard. (You just can't keep a
good man down.)
Tarr's sojourn in Ward 2 was
immediately taken up by another
"blueblood" of Section E. I re-
fer to Sgt. Harold Rearick. Ole
Hub must have had a marvelous
time the night before, judging
from the manner inwhich he avoids
discussing it. Your stay here,
Hub, will be a pleasant one. We
of the Convalescent Training
Staff have dedicated our jobs to
that end. For old times' sake,
let me dedicate the following to
A patient's life was just a bore
not many months ago.
The day seemed 50 hours long and

the nights--only Heaven could
But lately things have happened
that have really changed the
The days and nights are normal now
with a schedule well nigh per-
There's instruction designed to
save a life and entertainment
and hobbies galore.
There's music to fill those long-
ing ears with many more fea-
tures in store.
There's PT for the convalescent
and reading for the scholar.
There's painting for the tal-
ented that may later earn his
The patient is not the forgotten
man as he was in days of yore
He's got an important job to do
and it will not be a bore.

200 Each Day Seek
Transfer to Infantry
Washington (CNS)-More than
200 enlisted men a day are ap-
plying for transfer to the Infantry
as a result of a recent War De-
partment announcement that en-
listed men under 32 may request
such transfers.
Under this procedure, qualified
men from all other arms may
make written requests through
military channels to the Adjutant
General, giving name, grade, age,
serial number, organization, mili-
tary occupational specialist and
specification serial numbers.
The transfers are made in grade
with no loss of pay or reduction
in rating.

-* -k--Ari


Having been quite despondent of
late, Herr Hitler apparently de-
cided he needed a change of some
sort and invited the resident
Japanese diplomat, Lt. Gen. Hi-
roshi Oshlma, over for a bottle
of lager. Perhaps he wanted to
reassure himself that Japan was
still in the war for if there is
one thing Adolf does religiously,
It is to read the newspapers. It
may also be that Adolf has his
mind set on ach, such a little
island retreat in the South Pa-
cific since no one comes to Ber-
chtesgaden anymore. Not even
when summoned, as in the case of
the Regency Council of Bulgaria,
who just the other day declined
an invitation on the pretext of
having made a previous appoint-
ment. Had Oshima elected to stay
at home Hitler would have been
better off since a discussion of
the weather in these times must
inevitably end with its observers
talking about the invasion. And
that, Hitler will have to weather
soon enough.
These days there is a lot of
shooting' going on in the Schouten
Islands and the Yanks are doing
most of it. Prior to the shooting'
there was a lot of bombing' and
here again, the Yanks did all of
it. Largest of the Schoutens is
Biak, roughly 880 miles from the
Philippines, and on it is the
Mokmer airstrip which General
MacArthur wants. The Japs on
Biak are fighting desperately to
retain their hold on Mokmer and
it would be'the neatest trick of
the week if they could. Tough
troops of the U.S. Sixth Army who
have been storming the field from
the coastal side are now less
than two miles from it. They
will be remembering, you can bet,
their General has a date in the
Philippines on some not too dis-
tant day, and that there will be
an extra for anyone who cares to
come along.
"From walls and battlements,
yea, from towers and chimney
tops," the ancient citizens of
Rome paid special homage to the
Caesar who came "in triumph over
Pompey's blood. These were the
words given to a citizen of Rome
to speak by Shakespeare in his
tragic play, "Julius Caesar."
Presently, the good citizens of
the city on the Tiber will be
witnessing a similar spectacle.
Only this time it will be the
Allied generals, Clark and Alex-
ander, who will be coming in tri-
umph over the tyrant's blood. Nor
is it too much to expect of the
shades of the ancient Caesars
that they will be on hand to
greet the conquerors. Their con-
tempt for the barbarous Huns,
any schoolboy knows.

'A majority can never replace
a man. A majority always repre-
sents both stupidity and coward-
ice. There is no principle so
wrong as the parliamentary prin-
--ADOLF HITLER in Mein Kampf
'No man is good enough to
govern another without the other's

June 3, 1944

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Printing and Photography by Base Photo-
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Art Work by Department of Training Draft-
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o05 a. 42nd St., New York City. Material
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Behold our gunners..the sweet, strong
youth of America, as plucked from the
enterprise of job and home they came
forward. There is song on their lips
and in their hearts is love of America.
Listen to them any morning as they go
by on their way to classrooms, proud,
confident, eagerfor the day ahead, sing-
to the sun and the open sky the songs of
They have taken their dreams with,
them--these young gunners-the warm and
wonderful dreams of youth; they.know
completely the measure of what there is
for them to do. That some tomorrow will
find them circling in a little patch of
sky, scanning the near and distant heav-
ens for the enemy.
In the Army's technical schools they
have been trained to know their weapons,
to take them apart and to put them to-
gether again. Now it becomes necessary
to be adept in their use. But firing
is more than the mere pressure of a
thumb on a centered trigger. It is the
long hours spent in classrooms over the
flight and trajectory of bullets, over
the allowances for windage and the esti-
mated speed of an enemy ship. It is the
hard work on the ranges, of working ma-
chine guns in the great heat of the day,
keeping the target always within the
planned sight of the gunner and knowing
the quick lift that follows a round of
good shooting.
This is no sinecure, this flexible
gunnery course that trains our gunners.
The gunner's day starts at sun-up and
ends only after night has fallen. Be-
cause of the intensive nature of the
course, every phase of instruction has
its own time allocation. Nothing is
left undone in the matter of keeping the
student gunner in close alignment with
his assignments. The objectives never
change: to impart to the students all
that has been gleaned from the plethora
of combat experience and to turn them
out qualified gunners for their own pro-
tection and the greater glory of their
Hotel service at a flexible gunnery
school consists largely of having to do
things for yourself. Your student gun-
ner cannot summon a "jeeves" to do his
bidding. The business of pushing him-
self through another day rests solely
with him. Too often the barracks are
overcrowded and the distance that separ-
ates two beds would undoubtedly impede
the measured stride of a Singer midget.
But these are regular fellows, to whom
close quarters, sweating out chow lines,
long hours of instruction and curtail-
ment of past privileges are the accepted
factors inherent in the course. They
know the results that obtain from in-
struction intelligently projected and
absorbed, for along with their eyes and
ears they bring to the classroom their
very lives, to keep or lose on' some fu-

*Mr. Anthony My trouble is this."



DESCRIPTION: Single-engine light
bomber constructed as an all-metal, lowv
wing land monoplane with single tail
and dive brakes. The crew consists of
two--pilot and gunner. Manufactured
by Douglas. Designed for dive bombing
or scouting operations from either
shore stations or aircraft carriers.
Will take off on ground or carrier deck
with or without the aid of catapault,
and will land on an ordinary Landing
field with or without landing flaps or
on a carrier deck with arresting gear.
DIMENSIONS: Span: 41 feet 6 inches.
Length 33 feet. Height: 10 feet. Tread
width: 10 feet. Wing area: 825 square
feet. Approximate maximum weight:
9,000 pounds.
POWER PLANT: One Wright R-1820, 1,2D0
hp engine. Hamilton 3-bladed constant-
speed propeller, 2-speed supercharger.
PERFORMANCE: Rated at a speed of over
230 miles an hour. Service ceiling over
20,000 feet. The tactical radius of
action is more than 200 miles.
ARMAMENT: Two! .30 caliber guns in
rear cockpit. Two .50 caliber guns in
PROTECTION: Armor protection for pi-
lot and gunner. Leak-proof tanks and
bullet-proof glass.

ture mission.
The weeks of instruction will pass
slowly for them who are so eager to as-
sist the fight. The "over and over
again" routine of the course may gripe
their gunners' souls, but to a man they
will stay with it to the end. For these
are the valiants who hold nothing to be
higher than the simple pledge a soldier
makes to his country..."I pledge alleg-
iance to the flag of the United States
of America, and to the republic for
which it stands, one nation, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all."


Booby traps are just what the name
signifies: devices designed to capture
or kill the simple-minded or thoughtless
Some animals are easily trapped, but
if you have ever tried to trap a crafty
fox, you know it is a continual battle
of wits between you and that animal, in
which he will more often win. Booby
traps employed in this war constitute
a battle of wits between us and our
enemies, but we too can win if we are
continually on the alert against every
possibility of danger.
There is another kind of booby trap of
which I want to tell you and against which
I desire to warn you. You may safely
pass by all the booby traps between you
and Berlin or Tokio and yet become en-
tangled in the most horrible and deadly
booby trap ever devised. The writer of
the Proverbs tells about it in the 12th
verse of his 14th chapter: "There is a
way which seemeth right unto a man, but
the end thereof are the ways of death."
Tou say, "I have sufficient judgment
and ability to plot my own course in
life and to determine the way I shall
take. I know how to play safe. I alone
should be judge of what is right and
what is wrong for me." The sacred writ-
er tells us that the way into this des-
tructive booby trap seems right unto
Tn the field of combat the preserva-
tion of your life will depend upon your
willingness to heed the instructions of
your leaders regarding specificor pos-
sible dangers. Likewise your safety
temporally and eternally depends upon
your willingness to heed God's instruc-
tion. He says, "This is the way, walk
ye in it." He alone can lead you by
the dangers if you follow him in the
safe paths of righteousness. Again he
says, "I am the way the truth and the
life." Let him be your leader through
these days of confusion and darkness for
he not only knows the way, He IS the
the way. If you know and observe the
truth, "the truth will make you free."
Let him teach you the truth about life
for He IS the truth. You love life,
above all else you desire life. Come
what may, life will be yours for the
asking, for the seeking, for the trust-
--Chaplain Franklin.

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.
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....... .........11:15 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel..... .......... 6:30 P.M.
Mass ............................ 5:30 A.M.
Novena .............................. 7 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal...................... 8 P.M.
Confessions.................... 7 P.M.
(and any time Chaplain is in his office.)
Worship Service.................... 7:30 P.M.






the Trains Were Late
Elderly maiden ladies who used.to
visit sunny Italy for a season of swoon-
ing over such works of art as Michel-
angelo's "Adam" were heard frequently
before the war began to excuse I1 Duce's
system of government by saying that at
least "he made the trains run on time,"
which was a decided innovation for that
The green-clad German "tourists" who
have been occupying the Liri Valley in
recent months think differently. A good
many of those Nazis stood around Italian
railroad stations this week waiting on
first one foot and then another for the
train to come in. And the train didn't
3how up.
The main reason was that the great
Appian Way over which the Naples-Rome
Express used to run had been put out of
commission, as far as the Germans pock-
eted in the Liri Valley were concerned,
when the men of the late Anzio beach-
head burst out and cut across the rail-
Secondly, the Nazis' alternative rail
route for getting back toward the Fath-
erland-the Via Casiline--had come with-
in shooting distance of Allied artillery
in the neighborhood of Valmontone, a
rail-highway junction some 20 miles to
the southeast of Rome.
There still are numerous highways over
which a sizeable portion of the defend-
ing German troops can escape, but a good
many of them are going to be looking out
from Allied prisoner of war camps before
Tery long.
A Noose Is Formed
As the week ended, American infantrymen
from their bitterly-won positions in
the lofty Alban hills.could see the
skyline of Rome 15 miles away.
On the Yanks' left, British troops
were pressing forward across the coastal
plain that lies directly south of the
Eternal City, and to the mountainous
-*ast the New Zealanders, the Poles, the
French and other United Nations troops
were pushing forward to close the door
on the Liri Valley trap.
The Germans there find themselves in
what threatens to develop into a noose
very similar to those which the Russians
Tsed so effectively in roping off whole
German Armies in the Ukraine.
North of the pocket, a defense line
which other German troops had set up
running approximately from southwest to
northeast, from the Tyrrhenian Sea
through Valmontone to Avezzano, was
crumbling in many spots.
Fascism's First Capital
From the reports of the situation
which have been made public, there seems
to be quite a bit of question as to
whether the Germans will attempt to hold
Rome or will withdraw before any par-
ticularly violent fighting breaks out

General Mark Clark says we will have
Rome very shortly. If this prediction
comes true, the psychological effect
upon our enemies will be great, because
it will mean that Fascism's first capi-
tal city will have fallen into the
gentler hands of Democracy.
The big-chinned, paranoiac Mussolini,
who set out to revive the grandeur that
was Rome and ended his career as a dazed
stooge making ineffective radio speeches
for Adolf Hitler, must be having strange
thoughts these days.
American and British and French flags
will fly from the balcony where once he
saluted mobs of Italians who shouted
"Duce...Duce...Duce..." again and again
in trained monotony.
And some GI Joe from Kansas or Texas
or Brooklyn is going to tramp through
the stately rooms where Benito once
made the decisions which condemned his
political foes to die from overdoses
of castor oil.


A New Menace Develops
A new menace has arisen in the war
against Japan.
The Japs apparently are launching
a great new drive aimed at wiping out
the new Allied air bases which now vir-
tually dominate enemy shipping along
the Chinese coast.
There were reports that the Japanese
were massing troops in Indo-China for a
possible drive on Kunming, U.S. air base
on the Burma road.
North of Changsha in Honan Province
the Americans have fighter and bomber
planes which a war correspondent re-
ports have gained complete air superi-
ority between the Yellow and the Yangtze
Rivers. From these eastern China bases,
U.S. planes have been effectively stif-
ling much of the enemy's coastwise ship-
The Nips in Honan Province were re-
ported getting set for an offensive
against Chungking, China's capital.
Jap invaders pushed forward in an
attempt to capture the entire Canton-
Hankow,railway, which if successful
would be good insurance against the
results of possible American landings
along the China coast.
In that campaign, the Japs are only
35 miles away from Changsha, important
railway city and the main objective.
First Tank Battle
For the first time, American and
Japanese armored units have clashed in
the Southwest Pacific.
It happened Monday, on the island of
Biak in the Schoutens along the northern
coast of New Guinea.
The American Army spokesman claimed a
victory, declaring eight of the Jap tanks
had been defeated by American tanks, but
the Yanis were still unable to reach
their prime objective on the island, the

Mokmer airfield.
The Biak Island campaign has brought
forth the toughest opposition the Ameri-
cans have encountered in the current
fighting in the area. In three days,
the Americans gained only half a mile.
By Thursday, the Biak fighting had
become quiet, apparently while the U.S.
forces girded themselves for a new ef-
fort to capture the vital airfield, which
is only 880 miles from the Philippines.
Biak is a small island, but observers
believe that what the Japs do there will
be highly indicative of the trend the
war in the Southwest Pacific will take.
If the Japs send in reinforcements, it
will mean, so it is believed, that they
have begun their fight for the Philip-
pines there.
The Weather Was Good
"Perfect invasion weather" was what
they called it several days in the past
week. And perfect invasion weather
means perfect flying weather. The air
war against Germany went forward re-
The invasion coast, transportation
centers, railroads, channel defense dis-
tribution points, all were raided during
the week by great fleets of heavy and
medium bombers.
The Ploesti oil fields were hit again
and one big refinery went up in smoke.
In Germany, in Yugoslavia, in Austria,
France, Romania and the Low Countries,
the voice of the bomber was heard in
the land.
Target: Kuriles
The Kuriles extending north from Japan
felt the blows, too. Four of the Kurile
Islands were bombed Monday. The raids
ranged from Shimushiri, 1,000 miles from
Tokyo, to Shumushu, northernmost of the
island chain. The naval base at Para-
mushiro and the island of Matsuwa also
were hit.
Again close to Japan, the Nipponese
reported that two American fighter
planes-P-51s-had attacked Japanese
installations northwest of Peiping. This
if true would be the longest fighter
stab on the continent toward Tokyo.
There was a triple blow at the Caro-
lines. Truk, Waleai and Satawan Islands
on the road to the Philippines were

I .E --, .

UNLESS you like unexpected visitors
or undesired attention from the enemy
never have tracks or a path stop at your
place of concealment. Continue them.
past your spot to another location or
until they join other tracks.

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June 3, 1944




When and Where will the Red Army launch another attack?
Will it be synchronized Pith Allied landings elsewhere?







S/ st. E.J. ISACCO

Paae 6



Four hundred civilian clerks,
typists and stenographers are
needed immediately for work at
Headquarters, Army Air Forces, in
Washington, D.C., it was an-
nounced this week at AAF Training
Command Headquarters in Fort
Worth, Texas.
All civilian employees of the
Training Command who meet the job
requirements and who possess
ivil Service ratings up to and
including CAF-3 are eligible for
the positions in Washington and
should apply immediately for de-
tails from Station Civilian per-
sonnel Officers. A
Persons qualifying for work in
the capital will be transferred
there at government expense,-and,
in addition to first-class train
accommodations, will received $6
a day while in transit.
For the first week of their
stay in Washington, the new AAF
Headquarters' employees will be
guaranteed a full week's lodging
in an elaborate government dor-
mitory. Station wagons will be
made available to them during
that week to assist them in se-
lecting permanent living quarters
from lists of approved housing.
fflclals have assured all civil-
ran employees of the AAF that
comfortable quarters may be

*Stop, Look and Listen," USO
Camp Show, scheduled for pre-
sentation at the Post Theater
Monday evening, has undergone
several changes in casting, ac-
cording to a recent anhounce-
ment. Jack Leonard, who Was
slated to emcee the show, has
left the troupe. Added to the
roster of entertainers were Toni
Lane, vocalist, Phyllis Claire,
tap dancer, and Bobby Kroll,
pianist and musical conductor.
The fast-paced show will still
include the five Harriet Hale
girls, a dancing chorus, and the
Two Hollywood Blondes, specialty
singers. George and Perry Mayo,
billed as the "Fun-ologists,"
will furnish the chuckles in this
free show to servicemen.

News From Home

Miami (CNS)-Wilford Wright
arrived here recently after com-
pleting a 2,000-mile tricycle trip
from Halifax. He does it every
Minneapolis (CNS) A 78-
year-old man, who tried to steal
a pair of clippers from a down-
town barber shop, was caught and
floored by the woman barber.
What the police can't figure out is
why he attempted the theft. He
is as bald as a cue ball.

New Lane, Conn. (CNS)--
There is a town ordinance here
that prohibits kissing in the
moonlight, minus a chaperon.
Philadelphia (CNS)--Ann
Roche was sitting in a juke joint
minding her own business when
Albert Mizart, a stranger, grabbed
her by the arm. Ann screamed.
Her voice was carried all over
North Philadelphia, through the
juke box broadcasting system. In
a few minutes the police arrived
and hauled the bewildered Mizart


The Adventures ofa Lillput

The Adventures of a Lilliputian

Among the Flying Gullivera

There's a.little Wac down on
the line who Is worth her weight
in mechanic's gold to the Army
Air Forces. The unusual ability
of Pvt. Dorothy 0. Bumstead (or
"Dagwood," as her friends call
her) to crawl into the most in-
accessible places on a B-17 and
repair balky super-chargers while
thus confined is no small feat
considering the limitations.of
the working area.
Little Bumstead is all of five
feet tall and even when grease-
bedaubed and packing a kit of
tools weighs no more than a cool
94 and 14/16 pounds.
A native of Beaumont, Texas,
Wac Pvt. Bumstead is 22 years old
plus and entered the WAC in De-
cember, 1942. Since then she has
personally been backing the at-
tack of her husband, a sergeant
In the Coast Artillery in Hawaii.
Pvt. Bumstead, who is an instru-
ment specialist, is the only Wac
who can lay claim to being a
graduate of Tyndall Field's Air-
plane Mechanics' school. What's
more, believe it or not, Dorothy
has even been called off KP
(truly an act of God) in favor
of a repair job on a Flying
Fort's supercharger that no one
else could get to. Nor have Sun-
days been a day of rest for this
able young woman who can crawl
with the greatest of ease into
places defined by the colloquial-
lism, tight squeeze."
Once Dorothy has contorted her
body up through the wing access
door under the 17's inboard en-
gines, she requires the strong-
arm assistance of a fellow mech-
anic to assure her safe withdraw-
al from the wing. Emerging as
she does, head first, greasy
fingers might cause a serious
With the wing access doors un-
der the Fort's outboard engines,
Dorothy has little to do, for
they are large enough to admit
an average-sized mechanic.
"Some of the mechanics," we
were advised by a sergeant, "are
of a size that will permit them
-to wedge their reads ana even
their shoulders through the ex-
acting access doors under the In-
boards, but no further can they
go. As for getting on top of the
supercharger for a few fixing
minutes--that's only for Bum-
stead," said our informant.
And watching little Wac Pvt.
Bumstead's doubled-up body dis-
appearing through the tiny aper-
ture of the wing access door, we
were inclined to agree with him.

Wing's'way over her head... ---

This job calls for a boost...

Wing access doors are damn' small...

A specialist in instruments and tight places ...


June 3., 1944






Last Saturday might well have though Tyndall would get back in
been called 'Ted Williams Day, I the ball game. But Orange was
for it is doubtful if the youth- walked, forcing in the first T/F
ful slugging star of the Boston score, and Becker grounded out to
Red Sox ever captured the favor end the inning.
of the fans at Boston's Fenway Tyndall Ties Score
Park to the extent with which he For the next three frames,
won over the record crowd of Southard limited the Navy men to
3,000 which jammed the post dia- two hits and kept the plate
mond for the Bronson-Field-Tornado clear. Meanwhile, in the fifth,
game that afternoon. Tyndall tied the score with a
Bronson won the game, 8-6, but lone tally when Bailey walked and
not before the Tyndall team twice advanced to third on Freeman's
put in potent bids for the vic- second straight single. Hines,
tory. The former American League the third batter, then lifted a
home run king spearheaded the high flytocenter field, enabling
Navy attack with a triple and two Bailey to score.
singles in five trips to the Bronson pulled ahead in the
plate. The three-bagger came in sixth on a hit, an error and a
the second inning with none on, fly ball. Tyndall evened matters
and was a tremendous smash into in their half of the sixth when
center field which sent deep- Becker opened with a screaming
playing Eddle Matonak, Tornado double past Third Sacker Ken-
fielder, scurrying back almost nedy. Becker advanced to third
to the turret sheds before he on Matonak's grounder to second
caught up with the ball. and scored on Patterson' s slow
Lefty Norman Southard was on roller to Kennedy.
the mound for Tyndall, while Bax- Grabbing a lead which they
ter did the hurling for Bronson. never relinquished, in the sev-
Southard pitched good ball for enth Bronson scored three runs on
seven innings until relieved by three hits. Hutchinson, the
Glasser, but was the victim of first batter, was safe on an
poor support by his mates in the error, and reached third on Nick
field. The left-hander gave up Tremark's single. With a man on
six runs on nine hits, struck out first and third, Southard threw
three batters and walked none. to first in time to catch the
One of his strikeouts was reg- runner off base, but during the
istered against the willowy Wil- run-down Hutchinson drew a throw
liams, which earned Southard an as he crossed the plate safely,
accolade from the stands. with the runner from first going
Baxter, on the other hand, was to second. Schroeppel, the
backed up strongly by his in- shortstop and former teammate of
field, which included former Chi- Southard's withtheMayfield, Ky.,
cago White Sox third baseman Bob Browns in pre-war days, tripled
Kennedy, who made a brilliant to send Tremark home and Schroep-
play on Patterson's slow roller pel himself crossed the plate on
toward third in the sixth. Ken- Kennedy's single. Southard re-
nedy came in fast and scooped up tired the next two batters on
the ball with his bare hand, and ground balls, but the. damage was
still off balance, winged the done.
ball to the third baseman. With Tyndall Rally Falls Short
the pitcher In direct line of his Tyndall scored again in the
throw, Kennedy was forced to seventh to bring the count to
curve the ball, but the peg was 6-4. Livingston, pinch-hitting
perfect, with Patterson barely for Southard, singled but was out
beating the throw on the fielding at second when Bailey, the next
gem of the day. The Bronson batter, hit a ground ball to the
hurler, who pitched for Duke Uni- shortstop which was converted into
versity several years ago, had a double play. Freeman then
Just recovered from an appendec- doubled into left center field
tomy and the win was his first of and scored on Hines' single.
the year. He was nicked for Tyndall made it 6-5 in their
11 hits but bore down in the half of the eighth after Glasser
pinches. set down Bronson with one hit.
Bronson Scores in 2nd Becker walked to start the
Retired In order in the first, eighth and advanced to second on
Bronson broke into the scoring Matonak's single. Patterson laid
column in the second inning. With dow a sacrifice bunt which scored
Williams on third as a result of Becker when the Bronson first
his booming three-bagger, Tschu- sacker committed the first error
den, the Navy backstop, sent up a of the game for the visitors.
high pop-fly behind the pitchers With none out and two men on base
mound, and while Second Baseman it looked as though the Tornado
Freeman and Third Sacker Becker rally was on. But Busby grounded
engaged in a bit of mind-reading out, pitcher to first, for the
as to who was going to catch the first out and after Glasser
ball, the horsehide dropped to reached first on an error by Ken-
the ground and Tschuden was safe nedy, Bailey again hit into a
on first. Southard then struck double play to end the inning.
out Lowman for the inning's Three singles and a fly ball
second out, butsuccessive singles to center field scored two Bron-
by Hutchinson and Baxter drove son runs in their half of the
across the pair of runs. ninth to give them an 8-5 edge.
Bronson was blanked in the Freeman opened the Tornado ninth
third and in their half the Tor- with his fourth straight hit, a
nadoes chalked up a 1 in the run single, and scored on Nick Or-
column. Busby singled to start ange's double after Hines had
the inning, but the next two bat- flied out to center. Becker
ters, Southard and Bailey, were fanned for the second out, but
retired by a strikeout and a fly Matonak was walked to put the ty-
ball. Freeman then singled Busby ing run on base. However, Baxter
to third and Hines was hit by a bore down on Patterson, the next
pitched ball to load the sacks. batter, and struck out the Torna-
With Nick Orange, Tornado dis- do first baseman to end the ball
tance hitter, up, it looked as game.


As kP w 17~

S/Sgt. Johnny Becker, Tornado
third baseman from Milwaukee,
whose triple in the ninth in Sun-
day's game against Eglin scored
Orange and averted a shutout as
the Fort Walton nine downed Tyn-
dall, 3-1.

Fresh from victories over the
strong Bronson andMarianna nines,
the Eglin Field Flyers came to
Tyndall last Sunday and added
number 7 to their list of wins
for the season, defeating the
Tornadoes, 3-1.
No big league names dotted the
Eglin roster, but with Right-
hander Lazewick hurling 6-hit
ball, the visitors from Fort Wal-
ton looked good enough to beat
the best. Until the ninth inning
It appeared as though the Torna-
does were headed for their first
whitewashing in two years, but
Johnny Becker's triple into deep
center In that inning scored Nick
Orange from first to score the
only Tyndall run.
Eglin scored their three runs
in the first off Dale Livingston
on five hits. Cariglla opened
the game with a triple to left
field and crossed the plate on
Justman's single. Justman took
third on Cearly's double and
scored on Kress' fly to center,
while Cearly came home on Early's
single. In the second and third
innings, Livingston gave up one
hit in each and weakened in the
fourth to permit two singles, but
after that the only Eglin runner
to reach first was Kress, who was
walked and stole second in the
Meanwhile, Lazewick was also
exercising sure rb control. He
didn't give up a single walk, and
struck out 10 batters. The first
Tyndall hits came in the third
when Livingston doubled after two
were out and patterson singled
him to third.
Again In the sixth, the Torna-
does put together two hits but
were unable to send a runner
across the plate.
In the ninth, Orange, the first
batter, reached first when
Shortstop Kendricks.missed his
ground ball. Becker then scored
the Tornado leftfielder with his
solid smash into center field
which was good for three bases.
With none out, hope arose in the
stalwart hearts of Tyndall fans,
but to Lazewick's credit it must
be said that he was not in a
charitable mood and with his
faithful right arm he set the
next three Tyndall batters down
in order for a well-deserved 3-1



With Second Baseman Phillips
continuing his sensational hit-
ting by collecting a triple and
two singles in four trips to the
plate, the Post colored baseball
team chalked up an impressive 10-
0 win over a better-than-average
Camp Gordon Johnson nine last
Sunday afternoon on the local
To say that Phillips' hitting
has been remarkable is putting it
mildly. In his last 25 appear-
ances at the plate, the brilliant
second baseman has blasted oppos-
ing pitchers for 16 base knocks,
including several of the extra-
sack variety. He has been hit-
ting behind the runners in prac-
tically every game, andhas driven
many important runs across the
plate. He sports a .640 batting
average as of today.
The Camp Gordon Johnson team
made a favorable impression on
Tyndall Field fans. Composed of
big, husky athletes, the visitors
made a game but vain effort to
halt the slugging Bombers. At
that, they held the locals to the
lowest score of the current cam-
paign. Three runs in the first
frame, and four more in the fifth
sewed up the decision for Tyndall.
Jimmy Jenkins hurled the entire
game for the Bombers and again
turned in a creditable perfor-
mance. The little right-hander,
who possesses amazing speed for
his slight build, allowed seven
hits, and sent seven batters back
to the bench via the strikeout
route. In addition, he contrib-
uted to his team's batting attack
by collecting two safe blows.
Righthander Blair Pitched the
entire game for the visitors, and
was found for 17 solid base
knocks. He relied mainly on a
fast ball, and the Tyndall bats-
men ate it up. His teammates
gave him good support, but the
Bombers again had their batting
togs on and that's nnuf sed."
Blair started off in fine fash-
ion, striking out Brown, first(
Tyndall batter, and tossing out\
Irons on a drag bunt. Then the
fireworks started. Phillips,
Dawkins, McClellan and Harrison
all hit safely, and three big
runs crossed the plate. Tyndall
scored again in the second when
Cooper's double was followed by
singles off the bats of Irons and
Phillips. McCllean, Harrison and
Jenkins hit safely to score two
more runs in the third inning,
and in the big fifth frame when
four runs were chalked up, Harri-
son doubled, Jenkins singled,
Brown doubled and Phillips tripl-
The box score:
Jefferson, as.......... 4 1 0
Allen, c............... 3 2 0
Blair, p................ 3 1 0
Manns, 3b............... 3 0 O
Hargrove, 2b........... 1 0
Reed, 2b ............... 2 1 0
Wiaberly, b ........... 3 0 0
Monroe, rf............. 3 1 0
Snead, If.... ......... 2 0 0
Denard, If............. 1 0 0
Harris, of............. 2 1 0
Camel, of.............. 1 0 0
Totals 28 7 0
Brown, rf............... 4 1 1
Irons, If.............. 4 2 1
Phillips, 2b. .......... 4 3 1
Dawkins, c........... 4 1 1
HcClleon, cf........... 2 2 2
Harrison, ss........... 4 3 2
Randle, 3b............. 2 0 0
Cooper, lb............. 3 1 1
Jenkins, p............. 3 2 1
Martinez, c........... 2 0 0
Adams, Sb.............. 2 1 0
Totals 34 17 10


Record Crowd Sees Major Leaguers In Uniform Lead Bronson To 8-6 Win

TED WILLIAMS stole the spot ight last Saturday with his good-natured
attitude toward the hundreds of Gl's who shoved baseballs, note-
books and newspapers in front of the Boston Red Sox slugging star
for his autograph all afternoon long, even following him into the
dressing room where he continued to autograph while changing at-
tire. His starry-eyed followers hindered his dressing to the ex-
tent that when he finally emerged from the shower room, his mates
had devoured all the sandwiches which the Special Service Office had
procured for the visiting baseballers.




By Cpl. J.J. Doonis

Unleashing a two-fisted attack
in Phe third round of the even-
ing's featured bout, Mickey Graz-
lano, 171, of Tyndall Field, was
awarded a TKO victory over the
Navy's Dominick Alvaro, of West
/Virginia, as the Tyndall boxers
took the measure of the local
Navy team, 5-0. Grazlano, who
hails from Mineola, Long Island,
drew cheers from the record crowd
at the weekly Tuesday night bouts
when he carried the fight to his
opponent in that third round and
forced the referee to halt the
fight after one minute and 10 sec-
onds had elapsed.
Dick McDonough, 135, Tyndall,
from Cleveland, Ohio, won a tech-
nical knockout over Warren Dani-
son, 132, Navy, from Glenford,
Ohio. The rugged McDonough packed
too much power In his punches for
Denlson, and referee Al Barbler
stopped the fight after 35 sec-
onds of the second round.
Dinty Moore, 138, T/F, from De-
troit, took the decision from
Don Champion, 140, Navy, also
from Detroit, in three fast
rounds that pleased the crowd.
Joe Epolito, 138, Tyndall, of
New Jersey, pounded out a decision
over Charles Keim, 140, Navy, New
York City.
In the opener, Tiny Chu, 122,
Tyndall, from Honolulu, was
awarded the decision over Willard
Carvatt, 120, Navy, New Jersey.
Manuel Cocio, 169, Arizona,
gained a'decision over Harry
Gregorian, Detr dt, in the final
bout of the evening.
Lt. Walter Nelson, 190, Mil-
waukee, and Pvt. Gerard Kooy,
250, Tampa, entertained the fans
in a 20-minute wrestling exhibi-
In the preliminaries, Red Ty-
ler, 145, Pennsylvania, was given
the nod over Ed Wills, 140, from
the same state. George Carbin,
146, Melrose, Mass., scored a
TKO over Dutch Mason, 139, Ger-
mantown, Pa., in one minute and
35 seconds of the second round.
Charles Blankenship, 149, Rich-
mond, Va., and Jess Gallagher,
158, Pennsylvania, ended up even

after three sizzling rounds.
The Oouts were refereed by M/-
Sgt. Al Barbier and Lt. Robert
Goldstein, former national inter-
collegiate and Southern Confer-
ence lightweight champion from
the University of Virginia.
Tyndall's boxers will meet the
Navy men in a return match at
the Naval Base Friday, June 9.



mark, cf............. 5 2 2
hroeppel, ss......... 5 2 2
nnedy, 3b ............ 5 0 1
l iams, rf........... 5 2 3
oviak, If............. 5 0 0
chuden, c ............ 5 1 2
woman, b ............ 4 0 0
tchinson, 2b ......... 4 1 2
xter, p............... 3 0 1
Totals 41 8 13

Tarr, rf............... 1 0 0
x-Bailey, rf........... 3 1 0
Freeman, 2b............. 5 2 4
Hines, ss.............. 4 0 1
Orange, if............. 4 0 1
Becker, 3b............. 4 2 1
Matonak, f ............ 4 0 2
Patterson, Ib .......... 4 0 1
Busby, c................. 4 1 1
Southard, p ........... 2 0 0
xx-Livingston.......... 1 0 1
xxx-Glasser, p......... 1 0 0
Totals 37 6 12
x-replaced Tarr in 2nd.
xx-batted for Southard in 7th.
xxx-replaced Southard in 8th.
Score by innings:
BRONSON 020 001 302--8
TYNDALL 001 011 111--6
Losing pitcher Southard.
Umpires S/Sgts. Shaw & Edwards.
Scorer pfc. Walters.
Cariglia, rf........... 4 1 2
Lasplaces, 3b.......... 4 0 1
Justman, 2b........... 4 1 2
Cearly, If.............. 4 1 1
Kress, lb.. .......... 3 0 0
Early, cf.............. 4 0 1
Kendricks, ss.. ....... 4 0 2
Luciano, c............. 4 0 0
Lazewick, p... ..... ....4 0 0
Totals 35 3 9

patterson, lb....... ... 4
Freeman, 2b ......... .. 4
.Hines, ss............ .. 4
Orange, if ............. 4
Becker, 3b.............. 4
Matonak, cf ............ 4
Bailey, rf ..... ........ 3
x-Bus y,.......... ..... 1
Allen, c............... 4
Livingston, p .......... 3
Totals 35
x-batted for Bailey in 9th.
Score by innings:
EGLIN 300 000 000--3
TYNDALL 000 000 001--1
Umpires pfc. Friedman, Cpl.


A FAMILIAR SIGHT to baseball fans
is this profile of the great
American League home run hitter.
Cpl. Bill James of the T/F photo
section got this shot as. Ted
connected for his booming triple
in the third inning.


Capt. 0.0. Freeman, Special Service Officer, is shown presenting
bowl ing trophy to members of the QM kegling quintet after the
Quartermaster boys defeated the Redbirds for the post championship.
Cpl. Johnny Hnylka, team captain, is receiving the trophy, while
looking on, from left to right, are Cpls. George Usher, John
Naples, Harry Miller and Paul Wheeler.. Missing from the photo are
Sgt. Dom Lentlie, S/Sgt. Frank Hill and Sgt. Clair Henderson, the
last now a student at QM OCS.


Robert Watson, Martin Koslick.
Tuesday, 'STARS OV PARADE,' tarry
Parts, Lynn Merrick; Also, *TAM-,
BLER'S CHOICE,' Chester Morrib,'
Nancy Kelly.
Wed.-Thurs., 'TWO GIRLS AND A
SAILOR,' J. Durante, Van Johnson.

This week marked the beginning
of inter-section competition in
three major sports, softball,
baseball and volley ball. Ac-
cording to an announcement by
Lt. Fenton Kintzing, post ath-
letic officer operating under
the Special Service Section, the
schedules call for 15 softball,
4 baseball and 14 volley ball
games per week.
Special Service representatives
are cautioned to turn in the re-
sults of their section or unit
games immediately to the Athletic
Office in the Post Gym in order
that the latest results may be
published in the Target.

Michael O'Shea, Anne Shirley.
Sun.-Mon., 'COBRA WOMAN,' Maria
Montez, Jon Hall.
Tues..Wed., 'SWING FEVER,' Kay
Kyser, Lena Home.
Thurs.-Fri., 'IN OUR TIME,' Ida
Lupino, John Henreid.
Sun.-Mon., 'FRISCO KID,' Cagney.
Tues., 'BLACK SWAN' Tyrone Power,
Maureen O'Hara.
Wed.-Thurs., 'MY FRIEND FLICKA,'
Roddy McDowell, Preston Foster.
William Boyd.
ald Rengan.
Frank Albertson, Jane Frazee.
Thurs., 'ALGIERS,' Boyer, Lamarr.
Fri.-Sat., 'BLOCKED TRAIL' and

BOB KENNEDY, former third base-
man for the Chicago White Sox,
was oneof the four major leaguers
in the Bronson line-up, which
included Ted Williams, Nick Tre-
mark, ex-Dodger, and Ray Stoviak,
former Philly outfielder.


June 3, 1944


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A flint arrowhead recently dug up by Capt.
Charles Brunner, landscaping officer, in the vi-
cinity of the hospital grounds, led our imagina-
tion back along the trails of another day..
The first Tyndall gunner, who was he? What was
his name and where did he come from? That he was
San Indian not native to Florida, he himself has
/ \ told us. For flint is not to be found anywhere
in Florida.
Was he one of a war party of Creek warriors who
S had left their tribal villages in what is now
known as Alabama to do battle with the Apa)achees?
SThat we shall never know. But his arrowhead, be-
ing found here, is certain proof that he was far
from home when he expended it on that day so long
"...a course in ago.
practical flint It is just barely possible that the arrow found
its mark. For while the bow could be a deadly
chipping..." weapon in the hands of a skilled hunter, the range
of its effectiveness was limited. Beyond certain
distances accuracy became an indeterminate factor
rather than a calculated result.
1 Granting that the first gunner was expert in the
use of his weapons, it would be interesting to
learn about the training methods by which he pre-
H- pared himself for combat. Probably included was
a course in the proper use of the paints with
/ which he daubed his body. One can imagine that he
S took a refresher in malfunctions, repairing the
tribe's broken bows and bow strings-gratis. He
was probably wise enough to devote some of his
time to practical flint chipping and a dry run
"...Sighting... or two. If this was his school for combat, he had
reason to be proud of it.
Combat conditions have changed considerably
since the first Tyndall gunner went off to war,
but the importance of sighting and being able to
fix a malfunction has not diminished a bit. Then,
as now, a faulty or broken weapon spelled disaster
and he who mastered sighting had come a long way
in the art of war.
True, our first gunner knew nothing about air-
fr' craft recognition or ball turrets, but he could
recognize any bird on the wing and had gotten his
-- early turret training as a revolving papoose on
his mother's back, taking pot-shots at the neigh-
bors' children with his caliber .30 pea-shooter.
S"...Phase Check..." His mother's cumbersome waddling served him also
as a moving base for his hand-held gunnery opera-
Jtions and before he was quite ten he could string
a bow blind-folded with the best phase-checkers of

"...early turret training...and V
...moving base for hand held
gunnery operations..." ,

the tribe. His life was one continuous bivouac,
and he came to his manhood fully able to pitch a
tent or adjust a sagging pack.
The secret of his identity died with him, but
judging him by his fine flint arrowhead it seems
reasonable to suppose that the first gunner wore
the tribal equivalent of a pair of silver wings.

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