Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
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Publication Date: 1942-
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Copy Prepared Under Supervision
Of luSlic Relations Officer.
Co andinf
1, Leland a. Stranathan
Special ervice 6itT-cer:
Capt. Owen O. Freeman
Public Relations Officer:
!Jt. William B. Prtt
P'hotgra pc Reproduction Officer
Cipt. J.A. Dic erman
Ed trial Staff:
X/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
3i.l Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
:1pl. Harry Bardi, p*f E9dD])efbyc

Art Work:
S/Sgt. Frank Horn, Sgt. Marshal.
Goodman, S/Sgt. Fred Slade.
Photography & Reproduction:
MSgt. W. Busby, T/Sgt.W. Caste,
T/Sgt. Mitchell, S/Sgt. F.
Curchi 1, Si/Sgt. G. Neitzert,
Sgt. D. Levinson, Cpl. L. Shaw,
S/Sgt. J. Montgomery, S/Sgt. R.
Keough, S/Sgt. J. Webster, Sgf,
P. Terry, Sgt. J. Marsick, Cpl.
E. Tackett, Pvt. W. Daniels, Pfc.
L- Pare.
The Tyndall Target receives
material supplied by Camp Newso
paper Service, War Dept., 205 El
42nd St., NYC. Credited aaterlal
may not be republished without
prior permission from CNS.

A new year is upon us with all of its attendant
hopes and resolves. Almost at once, 1943 will slip
into the disuse of the years and with it go all the
trials and hardships produced by the war.
In 1943 many of the good things to eat were still
not to be found on American tables. Gas for the
family automobile and most foods could be obtained
only by judicious presentation of the ration coupon
and although refrigerators and washing machines had
all but vanished from the American scene, Americans
saw new hope in the lifting of the restriction on
coffee sales.
The year was studded with happenings that shook
the world.
Our conquest of North Africa was quickly followed
by the invasion of Sicily. A few weeks later we
shinnied Tup the Italian boot and accelerated the
forced retirement of Benito Mussolini.
In Russia, after a magnificent back-against-the-
wall stand at Stalingrad, the Russians began their
own grim offensive that cost the Germans dearly in
men and machines and saw city after city return
to Soviet control.
Hamburg was for all purposes knocked out of the
war by the concerted bombings of the RAF and our own
American Eighth Air Force, and along with other great
Hunnish cities, Berlin came in for its share of at-
tention as the Allied "target for tonight."

Safety minded Japanese stole stealthily one day
from the Aleutians, and down under in the South
Pacific, Aussies and Yanks had begun the long trek
back and were relentlessly driving the Japanese from
their island sanctuaries.
Adniral Darlan was assassinated by a young de Gaullist and
Hitler's dream of allied disunity was rudely broken by the
epic meetings at Moscow and Teheran.
A fine Christmas gift was the sinking of the 26,000 ton
Schamhorst by British naval units in an action off North Cape
in the Barents Sea, and as the year drew to its close, the
American people were quietly preparing to celebrate the New
Year with a prayer to God for victory and the safe return of
their soldiers.
It is our hope that 1944 will prove to be a year of con-
sternation for bur enemies, that the ships of the Allied Na-
tions emptied of their cargoes of war soon will be bearing the
weary voyagers home. And that the peace which -follows on that
great day will accrue forever to the eternal credit of man.

This is New Year's, 1944. I am only one soldier.
There are millions of us. A couple of years ago we'd
have gone out from factory or office, farm or school
to spend few Year's with families ahd friends. This
year I am in Australia. Others are in Italy and Ice-
land and England and in.little out-of-the-way places
we'd never heard of before. Other years we'd have
lived as American citizens still want to live .
as one day we shall live again.
I wake up this January i to a world that's far from
pleasant. It's a world of marching, guns, tanks, and
planes. There's -G.I. food and G.I.-fun. Death is my
neighbor and danger my playmate. My world is one of
ruthlessness in which pity and' love of neighbor, the
brotherhood of man, are forgotten. Mine is a world
that you and I want to change.
1944 demands much of me. This year I must be ready
to die if need be to make this world better
But above all I want to live to construct a ni
orderin which Christ andEis way will be our way .-.
to live to build a world in which all men shall be
neighbors in peace and chanity and forgiveness.
Today I vow to make myself "right" with God.
Christ and His way should mean all and everything to
me. They do. Then I must show it by word .
[by act by prayer, by my conversation, by my
examplel e.
I shall keep myself Pure in body and pure in mind.
I shall be strong in faith and confirmed in courage.
Of you in 1944 I ask: That you do not forget why
I fight .. .that liberty, freedom, the glorious
ideals of America remain always with you. That, in
winning the war, you do not lightly discard' those
great blessings in exchange for dubious "security. "
That you do not reckon their worth too little; that
you fear not to pay the cost. That you refuse com-
promise with dictatorship whether economic or politi-
cal,. black, brown, or red. That the oppressed and
downtrodden of America be not forgotten, nor arv
segment of the world scorned by you in efforts
make this world of ours better.:
Furthermore, this day I beg: That my God who is
ever near me on the battlefields be not forgotten in
your Peace counsels. That you who have churches to
Pray in, and time in which to pray, forget not Christ.

Sunday School at Post Capel..........................9:00 A.M.
Worship at Colored Recreation Hall....................9:00 A.M.
Worship at Post Chapel ............. .............. ....10: 00 A.M.
Worship in "Skunk Hollow' ...........................10:00 A.M.
Evening Worship at Post Chapel........... ............. ...7:30 P.M.
Fellowship Meeting ...................................7:30 P.M.
Choir Rehearsal........................................:00 P.M.
Sunday Masses
Post Chapel ..................................... 8:00 A.M.
post Theater..................................... 10:00 A.M.
Post Chapel............. .......................11:15 A.M.
Daily Masses ................... ............... 5:3C P.M.
Confessions......... ......... ...............Sa:-urday, 7:00 P.M.
(and any time the chaplain is :n fl f.:e)
Worship Service .................... .......... Friday, 7:30 P.M.

Generals Average 51 Years Old
Washington (CNS)-The aver-
age age of the 1,114 generals in
the U. S. Army is 51 years, which
is one month younger than the
average age .f the generals on
active duty when World War I

Major Wins a Bet
Camp Gordon Johnson, Fla.
(CNS) -Maj. Walter L. Oswalt
bet $5 he could hike 25 miles in
six hours, which is two hours fast-
er than the time prescribed for in-
fantrymen. The major made good
with 13 minutes to spare.

Paige 2


The Flaming Bomb

ibnce this company has a mild
case of growing pains, Major Em-
ery has shouldered the added res-
ponsibilityof ammunition officer.
The position of Co. Adjutant and
Supply Officer has gone to Lt.
A Happy New Year: To Pvt.
Quick on account of pinch-hitting
as Xmas mail clerk...To pvt'.
Reader, whose extra visit to the
chlorine filled gas chamber was
due to forgetting his hat there...
To Cpl. Summerholder on his re-
turn from a year's exilen in
Apalach...To Pvt. D.G. Although
a certain miss gave him a Christ-
mas present three weeks ahead of
time, he reputedly hasn't res-
ponded in kind... To Pvt. Bond's
turkey Which made him and his
wife enjoy last Saturday's din-
ner...To "Cotton." He wanted to
know "Will chlorine gas grow hair
in this chamber?"...To B.C. This
gent gets a sad sack look in his
face anytime someone kids him
about the war lasting at least
three more years...To the latrine
orderly who came across a pink
unmentionable during one of his
porch sweeping jobs. Did thou
blush, sire?
Hiss-Stories: One night Pfc
Snodgrass and S/Sgt. Ponzlo came
across two unescorted but lovely
bits of feminity. Sgt. Ponzlo
decided they would become ac-
quainted with them after he drank
a milk shake. Meanwhile two oth-
dr GI Romeos came upon the scene,
noticed the gals, and before you
can say "too late," our Ordnance
men were left NOT holding the
bag-s...Pardon our pun.
Pvt. B. accidentally forgot his
wife's birthday gift. As a broad
hint, the Mrs. wrote back to him:
"Thank you for the wonderful
gift." However, Pvt. B. misunder-
standing her remark, had decided
his wife had received a gift
from some friend who had forgot-
ten to send name with present.
His reply was something of this
sort: "Glad you enjoyed my gift
etc. etc... "

SA Lutheran service (Mo. Synod)
will be held at the Post Chapel
on Thursday, January 6, at 7:30
?.M. Rev. E.H. Albers, of Col-
ambus, Ga., the Army and Navy
commission Contact pastor, will
conduct the service. All men,
especially those of the Lutheran
faith, are invited.

Old Glory Flies Over Butaritari

Signal Corps Photo
The Stars and Stripes flies over New York. The flag raising cere-
a beach at Butaritari just one hour many was executed so quickly that
after troops of 165th Infantry land- time wasn't even taken to plant a
ed on Makin Island. The 165th flagpole. A war torn palm was
formerly was the "Fightin' 69th" of drafted to do the honors instead.



New York (CNS) Sailor
Jack White of the U. S. Navy had
$120 in his jeans when he met a
pretty little red-head in a Times
Square bar. One thing led to
another and when White awoke
the next morning in an East Side
hotel he discovered that he was
minus his $120.
That night, prowling morosely
about the midtown area, White
spotted his red-head again. He
hauled her to the cooler, identi-
fied her to police by the tattoo she
wore on her pretty little thigh,
and had her arrested.

General Orders Are

Confusing in Jive

One of the first things that is
impressed upon the mind of a
rookie when he enters the army is
the importance of the 11 general
orders of 1tterior guard duty.
Presumably every man at Tyn-
dall Field knows his general ord-
ers so he should have no trouble
deciphering the jived-up hep-talk
version which is going the rounds.
Here 'tis:
1. To take charge of this mel-
low post and all government stach
in view.
2. To lay down the hard shoe
leather in a military manner,
keeping always in the groove and
digging everything that don't
3. To rat on the rats that ain't
living by the good book.
4. To repeat all short orders'
from posts more distant from the
big house than the rut I'm In.
5. To cut out only when another
cat cuts in.
6. To dig, obey, and lay on to
the cat that cuts in all fine
talk from the Big Boy, Big Boy of
the Day, andAll Big Boys and Lit-

tle Boys of the congregation only.
7. To jive with no gator what
ain't cooking' with coke.
8. To blow my top when the
heat's on or in case the joint
falls in.
9. To stem my pipes for the
corporal of the guard to square
any beef I ain't hep to.
10. To bend the elbow when I
dig all brass hats and all Betsy
Ross' without a zoot suit.
11. To be especially on the
beam during the early black, and
during the time for challenging
to challenge all persons on or
near my post, to let no car by
without a proper ticket.

The boys on the line finally'
got a break and had a day off. It
was Christmas, at that. The
squadron party was quite a suc-
cess, but they ran out of beer.
Wonder who the culprits were that
took a couple of cases and hid
them in the woods for future ref-
Even though we had inclement
weather Christmas day that didn't
stop some of the fellows from
tripping the light fantastic at
the Rec Hall. Junkin just sat in
one place all evening. Perhaps
he couldn't move from where he
was sitting. S/Sgt. Jackson, pfc.
Jackson, and a couple of more
were whooping it up. Can't fig-
ure how they got away with having
the lights so low. I must admit
that it was cozy and we -soldiers
have to give the WACs a break now
and then!l I
We had gas mask drill last week
and it was more fun---for some
people. Not mentioning any names
but M/Sgt. Babb's face was quite
red when the order came to "re-
move masks" and he took his off
without even testing for gas.
Just like the paper mill. Cam-
pagna and Frega are getting away
cheap for Christmas gifts. Made
hearts out of plastic glass for
the girl friend. Their theme
song must be "MY Heart Is an Open
Book." S/Sgt. Bachelor was in
charge of the detail of marching
us back to the barracks from the
gas range. He gave us the wrong
order and instead of turning and
marching downtthe road we all
started taking a hike in the
woods--and it wasn't even moon-
light. Must have been the nerv-
ous tension that the holiday sea-
son brought on.
Dykes said he had quite the
time on his three day pass at
Valdosta. Did "Tech Order Char-
lier get the nice Christmas pre-
sent. Ask him about it, fellas.
Don't think that he can use it
but perhaps his girl friend can.
Was his --- red! Feschuk and
Leshko want to go on furlough to-
gether again. Must have the same
girl friend and don't trust each
other--but don't forget fellows,
.It is snowing up that way now.
T/Sgt. Ray Jeskes's wife had her
baby a couple of months ago, six
to be exact. He still hasn't
gotten out of that stupor, as the
other day he was writing a letter
and addressed it to himself. Too
much P.T., Ray. It will get the
best of you. Sgt. Davis is quite
the crooner. He has been singing
"Later Tonight" with much gusto.
Careful girls.

growls and howls by the men who
sent more than 30 pieces to the
laundry. Why don't you guys read
the daily bulletin once in a
while?...Pvt. Cravens telling his
troubles to the Chaplain...In-
cidentally, we.are going to have
both a Chaplain and a Dentist on
the post. That's not a Rnmor but
a Fact...The departure of Pfc.
Chernoff-Whadda Man...Pfc. Kow-
aleski, who doesn't use his book
anymore when writing home...Pfc.
Isett, who Is officially the
Postal Clerk, and his secretary,
Pvt. Albert J. Holcombe. Twins,
huh?...Pvt. William Stephans
suggesting time and a half for
all over eight hours. Whaddya
wanna do, spoil us?...Cpl. Naive
and Tyndall's own Sgt. Otha Cronk
decorating the. Chrlstmas tree,
At Random-The gripes about the
unheated bus the other day and
the two gas stickers on the wind-.
shield T & S...The three parts of
the physical examination at Camp
Blanding: "Be able to see Light-
ning, hear Thunder, and Chew Soup
--and you're in the Army"....The
certain Cpl. that carries an
almanac to town--so he can tell
when he's full,.,
-Pvt. Jimmy MacLaren

December 31, 1943

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Slav resistance In the Balkans
Is rapidly assuming the P-nDor-
tions of a "third front the
Zagreb area, Tito's P.,. sans
have destroyed the German air
base at Vellka-Gortiza, less than
10 miles from the Croat capital.
Striking in a dozen .different
places at once, other units have
wiped out 'a German garrison at
Tovernlk near Sid In Croatia, de-
railed a train on the Zagreb-
Belgrade railway at Okucani, des-
troyed a store of 169 truckloads
of grain in the Barat, the border
area adjoining Hungary, and in
eastern Bosnia were compelling
the Germans to constantly rein-
force by tanks and infantry their
much-harassed forces in the area.
But the Nazis have not been idle,
for in the fighting in Bosnia
they have managed to capture a
small British liaison group head-
ed by a Captain Jesseries.
On Christmas day, 18 inspired
# twin-engined Mitsubishi bombers
bearing gifts of retaliation at-
tempted to set their packages
down on the decks of the American
carrier task force whose planes
had raided Kavieng, New Ireland,
earlier that morning. The at-
tack lasted several hours with
no damage being sustained by the
task force. In contrast to this,
the raid on Kavieng netted the
American planes a Japanese des-
trdyer and two cargo ships, and
resulted in considerable damage
to other ships and barges. Ap-
parently our embargo on Tokyo
imports has not affected Japan-
ese acceptance of our own little
aerial offerings.

Bad news is on the move again
for the Nazis In the Ukraine. A
massive Soviet army has battered
out a 35-mile advance In 24 hours
of a thunderous new Soviet Ukraine
offensive, and captured scores of
Nazi strongpoints west of Kiev.
To the north, the Russian Baltic
army has thrust its way to within
five miles of the great White
Russian rail junction of Vitebak
and has already severed the rail-
way linking the city with the
important supply base at Polotsk,
to the northwest. Obviously this
latest Red offensive was designed
to prolong the Nazis' visit to
Russia by destroying the rail
system that could bear them
swiftly back. The Russians do
not want to railroad the Nazis
out of their country--at least
not yet.

The much-harried Nazi Propa.
ganda Minister Joseph Goebbels
was quoted by the German Overseas
News Service last Monday as sayA
ing 'that huge losses in terri-
tory and even military defeat may
be suffered by Germany in 1944.'
This column is not acquainted
with the total in square miles
of the areas of North Africa,
Sicily and the vast territory

This, bub, is the former Mrs. Mickey Rooney, a tempting l'il dish named Ava Gardner. Hail-
ing from North Carolina, Ava is an MGM starlet, featured in many recent pix.
We think you'll agree that she's got her points, and if she went with every bond, us Gl's
would sure buy loads of 'em.
Incidentally, Bub, that's Victory she's holding there in her mitts. It might remind you to
buy another bond this payday, huh?
Anyway, Ava is a tempting little doll, ain't she?

News From Your

Own Home Town
Boonville, Mo. (CNS)-J. W.
Krause, manager of a shoe fac-
tory, addressed the local Lions
club on "Shoes and the Benefits'
of Walking." Then he walked
home. Someone had stolen his car
while he was making his speech.
Boston (CNS) -Emily McIn-
tyre, a waitress, found a wallet
containing $91 and a-woman's pic-

recaptured by the Russians--but
if they and the setbacks handed
out to the Nazis do not add up to
'huge losses in territory and
even military defeat,' we are
willing to eat page by page the
unexpurgated paperhanger's edi-.
tion of Mein Kampf.

ture in a downtown' cafeteria. She
turned it over to police who'lo-
cated its owner, CPO Stephen
Byork of Philadelphia. Elated,
Byork said: "All I want is my
mother's -picture. The girl can
keep the $91."

Birmingham, Mich. (CNS) -
Maid-seeking Mrs. Richard J.
Coveney ran this ad in a local
paper: "Wanted: Maid. No cook-
ing, cleaning, serving or laundry.
Taxi to and from work. Loan of
mink coat Thursdays and Sun-
days. Maid's duties to answer
phone and create. impression' of
luxury. Must be willing to eat
such meals as mistress prepares."
Chicago (CNS) Mrs. Bertha
Miller arrived in city court intent
on demanding $200 arrears in
child support payment from her
estranged husband, Russell Mil-
ler, 43, a railway engineer. But
when she got there she found the

courtroom was bare except for
pretty, blonde Helen Triller, 21,
who was telling the judge that
she, too, loved Miller, the father
of her 7-months- old daughter.
When the judge ordered Miller to.
pay his wife the $200 or go to jail,
Miss Triller offered $100 of her
own money to keep him out. Mrs.
Miller accepted the gffer. "I'll not
stand in the way of true love,"
she said.
Minneapolis (CNS) F o u r
hunters shot a wolf and took the
carcass to the town clerk to claim
the bounty. The clerk cut off two
of the .wolf's toes as evidence,
then sent the animal to the game
warden. The warden tagged the
wolf's ears and punched some
holes in his hide. Then the coun-
ty auditor poked some more holes
in the wolf and paid the four
hunters a $15 bounty. To com-
plete the transaction they sold
the badly battered skin for $7.

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December 31, 1943

Along The Main Stem

I=== U-0.... 000

A pretty girl, it says in the song, is just like a memory. But pretty
girls are much more tangible than that in the BLUE Network's
"Battle of the Sexes," where service men frequently compete with
the nation's loveliest pin-up girls. For evidence, there's Gloria
Blake, a recent guest on the show.

... Paramount will film "Two
Years Before the Mast" .. Alan
.Ladd will be starred .. .... A
new BBC Show is "U.8. Navy Log,
heard over the BLUE Saturdays at
11:00 A.M. ewt .. The program is
produced by Roy Lockwood ......
Lou- Cosello has been placed 2A'
.. Can yoa tie that? ......
Spencer Tracy will star in MGM's'
"The Seventh Cross" .. Co-starred
are Kaaren Verne, Hume Cronyn,
and many others.. .... Ronald
Colman will MGM-it in "Kismet"
.Otis Skinner and George Ar-
liss used to play the lead role,
years back ....... Hal Peary's;
voice for ,Gildersleeve" was sug-,
gested by his old friend the late
Berton Churchill .. Churchill
died a couple of years back ..
... The Bob Hofe show has long
been a haven of rare gags, but
one resurrected from there a
couple of weeks back takes first
place. Vera Vague, in a comment
to Frances Langford, quoted: 'Oh,
you darling, child. You remind
me of Venus De Milo -- so beauti-
ful, but NOT AUL HERE!' ..
.. CBS' special Xmas show was
a honey .. Crosby, Hope, Benny,
Garland, Home, Miranda, McGee
and Molly were the headliners ..
.... A Pete Smith Short "Jitter-
bugs" will tell the origin of the
live fiends .. The Smith laugh
riots, appear regularly at the.
Post Theater .. .. .. Al Jolson
will play himself in nRhapsody in
Blue" .. The. Warner Bros. hit
will have a cast like a blue hook'

of show business .. .... "One
Man's Family,' written by our
good friend Carlton E. Morse*.
goes on and on, ever more inter-
esting .. A new character in the*

STYLE Ruth Cottingham of
Fred Waring's NBC singing staff
models new fall tricolor dress;
Note the graceful curve of her
fingers on the photographer's
fancy props.

series, Janet Waldo, who plays
Irene in the script, was dis-
covered by Bing Crosby ..
... Julie Bishop screamed so,
loudly and so well in 'Northern
Pursuit' that Warner Bros. has
made several records of the ti-
tian-haired beauty's yells .. The
mixer said her screams register
more decibels than any other he
has yet recorded .... .. Xavier
Cugat, believe it or not, was a
concert violinist at the age of
12 .. To say nothing of a carica-
turist of no mean reputation ..

Chow Line Chatter

Christmas having come and gone,
the mess men are back to normal
trying to get some much needed
rest. Although a bit rugged
where work is concerned, a very
fine dinner was put out and as-
suming the EM's enjoyed it we are
very content.
In the spirit of celebrating
and relaxing, the' mess men had a
very nice time Christmas day at
'the squadron party.
Although Cpl. Knebee has been
truthfully swamped with mail and'
packages, I still haven't been
able to receive packages T have
been sweating out a long time;
It may be very. surprising to
all, but the stork has not stop-
ped in our squadron in all of twoi
Not having had inspection this
*past week we will be doubling our
efforts to again try for the flag.
Rumor has it that pvt. Ales-
cavage may middle aisle it short-
ly, or was that very pretty blond
some visiting kin-folk2
The boys are very glad to see
8gt. Wasserian fully recuperated
and out of the hospital.
Who was it that received a huge
Package for ChriStmas but upon
unwrapping It found it was only a
loaf of GI bread? Well, things
are tough all over.
Verysoon now S/Sgt. Bosley
will be done "sweating it out"
but we'll wait awhile .to tell you
what he is sweating.
Congrats to 8/Sgt. Shaw who is-
.doing a very fine job of being a
first sergeant in the absence of
ist Sgt. Barber.
Orchids also to Sgt. Winkle,
who is very efficient at awaken-
ing me at 6 P.M. with no trouble
at all. Or could I be getting
Now that Florida has had a lit-
tle snow, we Yankee boys don't
feel so homesick, even if we did-
n't see the snow in Pensacola.
Best wishes and congratulations
to Cpl. Clements who left us for
a class A pass and a very sweet
bride from out Texas way.
Seems like a certain Cpl. has
not been visiting a certain soda
fountain lately. How come?
--Pvt. Al Falato'


A letter from a former Tyndall

."Dear Gang--
When I last dropped you a card
I was at a Star Unit at C.C.N.Y.,
New York, awaiting shipment to
college to study advance Spanish-
so I thought.
But--I didn't. The Army de-
cided I had especial aptitude for
Japanese. So, without a "by-your
-leave" they shipped me up to Yale
University and here I am torment-
ing my noggin with Japanese and
tearing my vocal chords asunder
with the Japs' horrible pronun-
I met Cpl.' Sassoh at Yale.
He's here studying Chinese. He's
still as "modest" and unassuming
as we knew him at Tyndall. Felix
Leon is at Haverford College, Pa.,
'and "Nick" is at Missouri.
Give my regards to all the
rumor-mongers in the 69th's
Norbert Griffinn

Interviews and Photos


OF-L. KII 11801, Ilba, 'Ala.;
Qn-uwaiehouse-W8: "1 good. hot
sandwchw.anytine a fe IonI-ints
it, plus Plenty of seats where a
guy could sit' dowis and relax
while eating."

S30. COARLIS D. S3YVARf, Pensa-
cola, fla.; Civilian Personnel
Dept.: "Blueplate dinners and
stay open Sundays and nights uni-
til 9 o'clpck."

CPL. IICRII. D. 14-O0, fampa,
Pla.; Provost arshal .s Office:
"fhe girls should attend to "hui-
ness instead of posing.fo'' thr.
glamour boys, because if there's
one thing a fellow wants besides
food it's service."

1.7.; Gate Guard: "Famburthers
and a good cup of coffee any tiw,.
of the day and a nice big suilt
from the girls."'

SGT. JAMSS R..OVARD, (Culanws,
Ala.; 25th Alt. fng. Unit: sVet
a good meal at a reasonable price
plus a variety of sandwiches,
pies and drinks."




We welcome Cpl. Harold Reed to
the ranks of the permanent party
and he can be met in the orderly
room assisting Sgt. Dufrane. Reed
comes to us from Cochrane Field,
Georgia, by way of the 69th via
.Personnel and after a couple of
months of trying to get a good clerk
classification finally obliged with
Cpl. Reed. He has been a big help
in the short time that he has been.
he:e and our organization will be
aided with his being with us.
Sgt. Dufrane returned from fur-
lough this week and although we
have been very anxious to hear about
the merger that we all expect he re-
fuses to divulge a single bit of in-
formation. Well, time will tell.
M/Sgt. Lowell Fichner is slated to
be the guest speaker at our gradua-
tion next Tuesday and our boys are
in for a treat. Fichner has been a
quiet sort of man around the squad-
ron and it has been an honor for our
squadron to have had him as a stu-
dent. Fichner was present with Gen-
eral Doolittle on the Tokyo raid that
was prepared from the deck of the
Aircraft Carrier "Hornet" and with
the crew that briefed and prepared
dry run experiments on land. He
sort of smiles when he tells of the
experience that the crew that was
landed in Hawaii after the raid had
in reporting to headquarters on that
island. They couldn't tell who they
were, where they were from or where
they were going. All information had
to be retained until such time as
GHQ prepared it for general publi-
cation. Fichner said it was pretty
tough when they went to QM to
draw new equipment and they had
no Form 32 or when asked to give
Station, Squadron, and Serial num-
ber they just had to keep quiet and
tell the clerk it was a "military sec-
ret." But somehow they got some
tropical issue before returning to the
st: tes by way of San Francisco.

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It has been a pretty dull Christmas
around here for a good many of the
Cadets, even though we were given
a nice Christmas Eve dinner of tur-
key and all that goes with it, plus a.
beer party afterward and passes for
the weekend. Although everyone
could go into town if he wished,
many of the boys preferred to hang
around the Post most of the'week-
We have heard a lot of tales about
Panama City since we've been here
(Class 44-5), and most of them have
been the type that would discourage
the average person from going into
town. It has been noticed, however,
that many of the fellows who have
been in town are going back again.
Maybe it's just that they like that
feeling of being free and away from
the Post, but that is doubtful.
As far as the work on the Post is

concerned, the fellows (Class 44-5)
seem to have a preference for the
skeet range, although many of the
inexperienced with a shotgun have
some pretty bad looking bruises on
the shoulder and upper arm. It
gives one quite a bit of satisfaction
to see those clay pigeons shatter in
Speaking of obstacle courses, Tyn-
dall Field certainly has them all
beaten. It is the common opinion
that if a man can live through six
weeks of it here he hasn't much to
fear from anything the enemy can
throw at him. He should be able to
stand most anything. Many are
wondering, though, what the mortal-
ity rate is each day the men are
forced to run that formidable look-
ing structure of planks, steel pipes
and ropes. At least it would be in
the line of duty, and to lose one's
life for his country is quite an hon-
or. Cheer up fellows the obstacle
course is only scheduled for three,
days a week.
What's this rumor about holding
Class 44-5 at Tyndall for an extra
week? Six weeks sounded like a
pretty long sentence when we came
here. Can it be that we are going
to be used as guinea pigs again for
something new that has been cook-
ed up?


Well boys there just ain't much to
say this. week. All of 44-2 except
four sections took off- for Apalachi-
cola Sunday and the place looks
mighty dead.
Speaking of rank, meaning the
kind you wear on your arm, we have
a guy up he-e that we can't figure
out just exactly what title he holds.
His mail comes addressed to Col. R.
M. Sargent and he wears Corporal
stripes. It's too much for me.
I wonder why Sgt. C. E. Adams'
footlocker is so attractive to the boys.
in Brks. 415? Sgt. Mehlmauer has
really been sweating out that pack-
age 'from home and it hasn't come
yet. If it doesn't come soon I'nr
afraid he'll have a breakdown.. How
about it, Elmer? By the way, what
is the certain attraction you and
S/Sgt. Conway have for Port St.
Squadron E is first again. We n4v%
have an Acting 1st Cpl. Just what
that is I don't know but it must be
pretty high in rank. He dishes out
orders to all the permanent persons
nel and those poor students. Explain
it to me sometime, will you, Acting
1st Sgt. Wells?
Well that's about all I can do you
for this time, fellows, but after the
other boys get back Sunday we will
have quite a bit of news.
So long for now!

SSquadron C

And so ends another class of stu-
dents in Squadron C. Lots of luck,
men, and good hunting to all of you.
We're still wishing we could have
kept "Duchess."
Class 44-6 has a good start o
their grueling six weeks grind. Grin
and bear it, fellas, if the going seems
a bit rough.
Sgt. Neal took a little trip to Lou-
"siana, and brought back some real
home cooking for the boys. And
tell us, Fulton, do you still think
rice is bad stuff? Really a swell
spread, wasn't it?
Christn:-.s has finally come and
gone, and thank heavens it does only
come once a year. Now to brace
ourselves for a swing at New Year's.
Just a tip to you now students if
the new year wants to come in, let it
do so on its own hook. Don't try to
help it along at least not in Pan-
arna City.
Cpl. Delaney, our famous Boston
booster fionm bean town, is sweating
out that furlough in January. What
Another furlough? But after al,
Lh:s will be only the third one in a
little over a year. Yaaa, furlough
Sgt. r;till wants to know the prop-
er way to count to seven and cley -
en. It seems h has a hard time with
h;s "arithrietic." Try a little pra:-
tice on the side, Still.
Sgt. Blaisdell, that. guy from
Mainec, likes those "brown" potatoes,
and he sure misses those good olc
lobsters that he enjoyed so long
ago. Chin up, Sarge, your day will
conie soon again, and you can be
looking forward with those "brown'
eyes of yours. For "brown" is youI

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flecribr 31 193 Pae 7THE TYNDALL TARGET

We wish to express our grateful
acknowledgement to Sgt. Wolfskil,
Cpls. Savary, H.W. Smith and
Baldwin and to Pfc. McArthur who
made our dayroom a pleasant re-
minder of the Yuletide season.
It sure was a swell job, fellows,
and don't think that we don't ap-
preciate your efforts.
Lt. Miller, our adjutant, has
returned from his leave while
S/Sgt. Relnares, Sgt. Hammons and
Sgt. Little have left on their
furloughs and won't be back until
after the first of the year. Sgt.
Little will be home in time to be
best man at his sister's wedding,
or is It going to be a double
wedding, sergeant?
Pfcs. Fleming, Bryant and Bier-
ma have just finished gunnery
school and are to be "Jam Handy"
instructors just as soon as they
have finished a prescribed course
at CIS at Fort Myers.
Sgt. Fearer really got promoted
at our gas mask drill last week.
He was made safety officer, but
h,e still can't wear any bars.
What happened to all of those
femmes that were supposed to have
been at the Rec Hall last Wednes-
day for the p'ermament party dance?
--S/Sgt. John C. Benz

So he sez to her, 'Please an-
gel, con' t be di fficult. One
obstacle course a week is enough
for me.'

S. .
.mum ^ '^L^

/6 /4 Blt*R*--e~

AAF Guerrilla Tactics

In China Skies

Hitting the Japs when and where
they weren't looking has been one
secret of the success of the usually
outnumbered AAF fighter pilots
under General Chennault. Using
astute surprise tactics, these AAF
guerrillas in P-40s and P-38s have
fought, raided, strafed and killed
an enemy who "flew by the book."
A first-hand appraisal of this
warfare over China is told in the
January issue of AIR FORCE by
one of these outstanding flyers, Col.
Bruce K. Holloway, former CO of
U. S. fighter units under General
The January AIR FORCE also
contains many other articles on com-
bat, the enemy, survival and main-
tenance, which make interesting
and informative read.ngl fur every
officer and enlisted man in the Air



"That's what I love about you honey; you're such a darn swell cook."


Members of the Medical Detach- ,,
ment wers ofe carried back to scenes of herd." After all, this is a democrat-
ment were carried back to scenes of ari
their childhood Friday afternoon ic army.
when they attended the gala Christ- r egularly so that I won't have mo
mas party held in the hospital dining oe a ol threatening me with
room. The affair was complete even ad ol a w
to the extent of having Santa Claus Cl. Pilli To do
Sin the person of Capt. Turner) pres- raise y allotment because I feel
nt.e raise my allotment because I feel
nt. Even "Ole St. Nick" must be that Chambe-lain is getting ahead of
suffering from the rationing of food. me.
We are fully appreciative of the ef- fc. Tonti: To get LaSalia out
forts of Major Miller, Capt. Fre- ft a
of the way so that I can drive the
man, the mess personnel, and all oth- taff a o I en ed h
6rs responsible for the success of the furlough more than he did.
party. Fg Dean:
Since this is the season for new FSgt. Dean: To limit my fur-
Since this is the season or louge s to thirty days and to refuse
resolutions to be made land broken) lougs o hirty days and to rexept
to buy "cokes" for anyone except Lt.
we would like to pass on to you some Daxon.
of the resolved intentions of various
members of the detachment. Cpl. McKenzie: To make my own
S detachment. "secret weapon" an edible bread
M/Sgt. Cherney: To be less resist- pud
able to the many Panama City belles Sgt. Rearick: To be obedient to
he attracts. ik G the desires of. my true love, Miss Da-
Cpl. Sollon: To be less like Geneto be hard, but I
Raymond and a little more like the is Is n to be hard, but I
husband of Mrs. Sollon. "I hate to think I can keep away from all bars.
e n oulic hate to Sgt. Tarr: To take along a spell-
let my public down, but -."
ing book on all my dates in Bay
Cpl. Senkinc: To play with boy book on all my dates in Bay
my own size so that I'll be able too try to rebuild my
stay out of the hospital. Pfc. Dunn: To try to rebuild my
stayCpl. McDemott: To leave the friendship with Jim Davis. He loves
Cpl. McDermott: To leave the "I" e, but he doesn't ant to admit it.
out of my life and try to be a little Pvt. son: To confine my eat.
more altruistic. Pvt. Dawson: To confine my eat-
more altruistiing to one-half heifer per siiii,. I
Pvt. Saunders: To place my snakes inust trin down that waistline be-
in separate cages so, they won't de- ust trim down that waistline be-
in separate cages so they won't de- cause Rick and Steve don't like it.
your each other. (Also, I don't plan Sgt. Terill: To be more pleasant
on sleeping with them much longer.) to the commissioned officers. After
Cpl. Fitl: To make a "lost bat-e in the army too.
talion" out of the one I've been form- p McMurtrie: To stick with the
ing each morning for the last year. sae girl for a inium of two
(Sgt. Davis: Please note.) weeks. (Are you listening, Evelon,
Cpl. Negich: To be more observ- eeks. (re you listening, C
ant of the rank of a female's hus- Lou, M are, Rse M Cthe
band. (For my own protection and Maie Lila, etc?)
because I linown protection and Sgt. Walker: To vote Republican
because I know "shavetails" are in the next election. I've had enough
dangerous medicine.) o the new deal.
Pvt. Volk: To be less radical in Pf Green: To learn to eat with
my methods of teaching First Aid so G To earn to eat w
that I won't antagonize any of my a folk. My dry cleaning bills are
superiors an e frightening. Being from New York,
superiors. I'm not used to all of this culture.
Pvt. Trimble: To refuse all three S/Sgt. Timko: To read all the
day passes and furloughs because I books I can find on "How to be a
know I've found a home in the army. good father."
Cpl. Zelenick: To try to keep my Cpl. Makowski: To get in better
healt beat dow.n ,nd m chest away ,Cpl. Makowski: To get in better
from alt down in y chest away condition so that I can keep up with
from all X-ray niachines. erywhere
Cpl. Reicherter: To try to live ty ideal. heree. 'i is re
"with the lcbers of the colon that Cherney ges Mkowski is sure

Well, Christmas is behind us and
he last holiday left is New Years
Eve. We wish to take this oppor-
tunity to wish you all the very hap-
piest of New Years. May the New
Year bring all that each and every
one of you hope and pray for. May
we all be with our loved ones next
year at this time.
The surprise news of the week was
the announcement by Sgt. Walker
that he took the final leap. He was
married last Saturday night. Con-
gratulations to both you and Mis.
Walker. What with Walke-'s fur-
lough coming up at the right time it
looks as if there will be a honeymoon
trip after all.
Let's all shake the hand of S/Sgt.
Munoe who has been chosen as our
squadron Special Seivice Represen-
tative. We all know that Munroe is
just the man for the job. They have
always told us that after a long
length of time at Tyndall one loses
his good sense and starts doing all
kinds of crazy things. It has been
called to our attention that Sgt.
Carrol of the sighting department
sat up in bed the other night at 2:30
Ayem and delivered a fifteen min-
ute speech in sighting without even
waking up. It's quite evident that
Tyndall doesn't bother him, bother
him. bother him.
At the Permanent Party Dance
at the Rec Hall last Wednesday night
we saw Sgt. 'eatherby of Wewa
fame with the cutest. Seems her
name is Martha. Call Sgt. Weather-
by for last name and add-ess.
The most outstanding thing about
Room 10, Bks. 406, is the picture
Sgt. Sklaroff has displayed. It's the
kind of girl we all dream about and
never get. He tells us it's his one
and only, Terry. She's known as
Ter:' and the pirates whenever
the:'- is a crowd around the picture.
What with all the packages from
home, the swell meal at the mess hall
and the v-onderful squadron party,
we're all a wonderfully contented
squadron this week.
-Sgt. Harvey Wine.

Wh;te Flashes
The past week found our first
sergeant (You Bet) Pollard back
at his desk after a well-earned
We want to thank Pvt. Kaufhold
for the fine job he did on decor-
ating the dayroom for Christmas.
He worked up until the wee hours
of the morning doing this job.
S/Sgt. Morris is another man who
hasn't been taking It easy by a
long shot. He has. been working
long hours the past few weeks and
doing an excellent job at the
firing range.
To most of us, Stew is some-
thing we eat, but to Pfc. Selfert
it is the nickname of a girl up
in Elkhart, Indiana, who he is
always bragging about.
The man you always see with
that corncob pipe in his mouth
is Pfc. Rushing. It is a part
of him and he refuses to part
with It despite the fact that he
received anew one for Christmas.
Our bowling team is getting so
good that the opposing teams are
Afraid to show up.
--Sgt. C.A. Matz
to go."
Cpl. "Butch": To make Parker
shovel all the debris out of the room
we live in. It's getting to be worse
than the kitchen.
.(The Friendless)

Decernber 31, 1943

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PBAge 8

Brown Bombw

The big nez in the squadron is
the arrival of 108 new men from
Keesler Field. They arrived on
83 December and for the next few
days it was quite a job for all
concerned to see that they were
assigned to bunks, details, etc.
The barracks-are still crowded in
spite of double decking, and for
the first time, the large number
of men at Retreat is a problem in
It looks as if we will have that
long looked for orchestra, and
that the choial groups will be
further improved. Among the
musical prospects are an ex-drum-
mer with Fletcher Henderson, and
other instrumentalists with varied
dance band experience.- The'ath-
letes are well represented so
that, even if basketball travel
is restricted, we'll have the
makings of. a good intra-squadron
Those new men, incidentally,
are serving the customary two
weeks working quarantine and the
Rec Hall is doing great service-as
their entertainment center. On
the 24th the weekly movie was
shown,, and on the 29th, the Post
Band played for the regular dance
with the U.S.O.'s Victory Qieens
as guests.
The Post Basketball team (col-
ored) showed in its brand new
uniforms in a practice game with
a'USO team on the afternoon of
the 29th. It was of the outdoor
variety,'and the weather wasn't
too pleasing
The weather Christmas De wasn' t
too good, you'll remember, but
the brethren went to P.C. in
large numbers and thoroughly en-
Soyed themselves over the long
weekend. As usual, there were
some headaches on the following
Monday. It was a swell Christmas.
Just prior to the holiday two
evenings were spent in a visit to
the gas chamber, some men finish-
ed firing and a few finished up
on their overseas exam. A few of
the luckier members went on fur-
laugh, including S/Sgt. Daniel
who will probably be married by
the time he returns. Well, there
is no better way to start the New
Year, W.K.
In Daniel's absence Pvt. C.A.
Worthy was in charge of the quar-
tet which sang on the Christmas
Eve program. They do say that
the boys did a nice job.
-Cpl. A.E. Williams


Literary integrity has been in-
sulted. There wasn't space enough
in last week' s Target for Wac-
tivities! (And it the reason for
the great increase in Target cir-
culation!) Wait till Milgaten
reads that!. Even Goodman read
the previous Issue--held down by
12 strong men and true. Santa
Claus was neglected. But anon.
bought a sheer chiffon hunk of
stuff in case Santa came through
the barracks...Conveniently color
blind Art Mazzola didn't know
that mistletoe berries are white,
not red...Sgt. Church (male) 1



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squiring Cpl. Church (Wac) to ye
local affairs,
Carpenter left tne field a la
Carpenter. She packed her bar-
racks bags wrong side in and re-
packed them in the middle of the
street--unmentionables floating
all over the place...Bottinl prac-
tises the Conga by latrine light.
Also, she and Pryzbylla are prac-
tising for the national league:
Pryzbylla pitching and Bottinil'
behind the mask. Exigencies of
war curtailing the use of base-
balls, one wastepaper basket is

used and the field is the steps
from ist to 2nd floor, Wac Shack.
Then there was the vitamin morn-
ing-era of the great and mighty
thirst-when Pongrantz was sick a
bed and some thoughtful soul
brought her a carton of milk from,
the mess hall. Eubanks lost
count, but all in all, 8 quarts
of milk passed the parched lips
of Glenzer, Taylor, Singleton,
and associates. Pongrantz never
did get any of it...Felne Welling
now answers to the name of "Snug-
gles, (pat. pend. Capt. Single-


Our Christmas party was a huge
success and everybody seemed to
have a whale of a time. Major
Wilkins, our CO and Lt. E. Bonk
led the singing of Christmas car-
ols just like old "maestros.' An
amateur contest was held and cash
prizes were awarded. .The prize
winners were' Cpl. J. Mashburn
and Pvts. C. Pells and Merritt.
Consolation prizes went to Sgts.
Dodd and Mulllhs, Cpls. SteVens,
Wilkinson and Peltier, and pvts.
Starling, Morosco and McIntosh.'
Training classes are still go-
ing strong and interest in them
isgetting keener. The boys are
really getting to like those car-
bine classes.
The bowling team won two games
last Tuesday from the 40th and
here's hoping that they keep up
that winning streak. It was no-
ted that there were no Guardlans
at the game rooting for the boys.
Our squadron has received more
packages during the last three
days than it has received for the
iast five months. We pity the
poor mail man.
CHATTER: The boys must be los-
ing their favorite snow line or
getting wiser. There haven't
been any marriages lately...One
of our Sgts. has an "exclusive"
up in Blountstown but this col-
umn will find out eventually be-
cause we have 'connections" there
...The various boys who have been
going with Shipyard girls have
been sporting expensive gifts...
They seem to be doing pretty good
in exchange fpr the cards they
gave those poor gals...Cpl. Pel-
tier made a terrific hit with the
boys when he sang #White Christ-
mas'...Pvt. Southard has fully
recovered from his leg injury and
we're glad to see him back.
MAN OF THE WEEK: William Tal-
bott is our Man of the Week. Bill
was born in Henderson County,
Tenn., on March 21, 1920. After
finishing high school he went to
work on his father's farm and was
working there until he came in
the army. He's working as a gate
guard now and is doing a credit-
able job.
Talbott went to guard school
and brought back some shooting
medals from Miami Beach. He used
to be a basketball star in high
school and does quite well in
other sports. He plans to set-
tle down on his farm and raise
chickens and "corn."
--Cpl. Sam Marotta

ton) since the morning she wore
one pair to work and carried the
other in her coat pocket.
Sullivan, Gerschon, Romano,
Dobles, and member in good stand-
ing Hesse have formed an exT
clusive club. WP's they call
themselves--Wac Patrol, or Wolf
Pack. They forage nightly for
food, break up the intellectual
discussions going on along the
Wac road, and have a private.
choir--repetoire--one song with-
out words. They are mourning the
class of 43-51 but hopes are they
will survive.
-The Sack




...Now for the latest in per-
tinent happening's around Tyndall
Tech .. .....
...The Christmas dinner aL .yk-
dall Tech was okay, wasn't it,
bub? .. Yep, that was some feed
..... The scene around the
ost Christmas eve: the boys
from the band playing carols,
rain or no rain .. the crowd at
the PX sipping cokes .. the gang
at the Chapel at Protestant hymn-
sing .. The crowds at Mass .. The
Catholic Choir, under the capable
direction of CQ1. Jerry Long,
singing beautifully during the
Mass ceremony .. Lt. Herbert K.
Meek and his missus, diligently
trying to keep the radio broad-
cast on the air .. But without
success .. The crowds refused to
let the rain dampen their spirits.
.Individual squadron parties .
All a roaring success .. A merry
Christmas was held by all .. Fx-
ce t the unfortunate lads who had
Io pull KP on the special day.
...'Christmas is over, and
there's not much to live for till
New Year's Eve" .. Such is the
casual comment of many a Tyndall
soldier ...... Well, the USO is
having a formal, with floor show
and all, Saturday night .. Miriam
Prows is in charge, and a variety
of Tyndall. acts will appear .. .
.. Cpl. Bill Pinney, PRO newsman,
sick at home over the holidays
with a temperature of 102 .. Back
to work the first of the week,.
tho .. ..... S/Sgt. Jirrmie Willis
having a swell furlough .. Com-
muting between home-town pensa-
cola and PC ...... Mrs. Sylvia
Milgaten, Arnold's wife, Christ-
massing alone .. Mil is sick at
Post Hospital .. .... Pvt. Gil
amparilla, genial MP, celebrat-
ng the,arrival of Christmas in
his barracks .. far from his be-
loved wife.
Sgt. Ed (Photo) Carr, sporting
a new Parker 51, the gift of his
wife .. She bought the last one
at the PX .... .. Cpl. Joe Fran-
za, Billeting Clerk, Brooklyn-ing
for 15 days .. Joe is one of Tyn-
dall's hardest working lads .....
..There's a cadet on the post.
who's an ex-zoological student ..
he jes' loves to tear frogs,
snakes, and rats apart, sez our
buddy Tony .. .... Wanna buy a

,bicycle? t.. Sgt. R.G. Williams,
Turret Class Room, has one for
sale ....... Didja take your
overseas exam, bub? .. Make ya
think of the 'Faucets in the
Spine' movie? .. .. ... Sgt. Barn-
ey Rupp has gone a-way to the
Tech Inspectors School at Lowry
Field, Denver .. .. ..
The Gag Bag: If you don't
think knees are a luxury, just
try to get hold of onel ......
Sgt. Bill Wilson says: "My gal is
very photogenic. All I get from
her is negatives" .... .. House-
keepers Department: a pinch of
salt is greatly improved by drop-
ping it in a stein of beer ....
.. Medical Department: Defini-
tion-Skin. Skin is the stuff
that if it wasn't for it, the
rest of you would be AWOL .. ..
timer, with hash-marks to his
vaccination, was entertaining a
bunch of rookies at Skunk Hollow
with his record. "...and I fought
with General MacArthur, I fought
with Uncle Joe Stillwell, and..."
"quarrelsome s.o.b., ain't you,"
interrupted a raw recruit...
Si Moye has been visiting
friends and airplanes in the
wilds of Apalach.. Back now, tho.
:.. Oddosity: Bill Allen and
John Alien (no relation) were the
only two gunnery grade to go to
Westover Field .. Small world,-
ain't it, hub? .. .... Happy new
year, guys, and let's hope that
1944 will bring us total victory!


'Dear Aunt LuTu:
I have smoke-stained teeth, my
clothes are covered with tattle-
tale gray, I have dishwater
hands, housemaids knee, and yet
men flock to me by the hundreds..
Why is this.
Private Platoon'

Dear Private:
You must be the cook in mess
hall number one.
Aunt Lulu

yuuiet! Harken! Listen close!
Whatever you're doing stop! -
T I- pins are there for safety's sake
If you listen and look they may drop!

And while you' re studious, soldier,
With interesting thoughts in store,
Let me wish you a Happy New Year's Eve,
And Victory in '44!

.. "in' -

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2 1X

Group I continued to set the Another week, another column.
pace in the Officers' Bowling Smokey, author of last week's col- Hour Post Theater, CWO Missal
League by sweeping three games. umn, has moved off for the hills of Commentator. MN
from OQto remain in first place. Tennessee. MONDAY
rom MOto remain first Congratulations to li'l Eddie 12:30 P.M. --Squadron A&R Re re-
The Bell Ringers took two out Swartz who is now a daddy. tentative Meeting, Athletic Ofc.
of three from the cellar-dwellin Scoop! S Sgt. "Howie" Holt has SUNDAY 7:00 P.M.--Movies, Station Hos-
Sluggers to keep close on the found his true love. A little Miss 12:45 P.M.--Musical Recording itl.
heels of Group I, while the third' from Sub-Depot. It has all the ear 0 TUESDAY
place Group II team also took a' marks of "I promise thee." Keep Cellar I 8:00 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO,
2-1 decision from the Retreads. your eyes on the Target for final re- Cel Flies T/F Band broadcast over WIP.
sults. 8:00 P.M.--Movies, Colored.Rec
In a hot battle for fourth' are the fellows Webb and Wonder how often Cpl. Mazur gets Hall.
place Capt. Day's Gremlins drop- Woods, who squeezed the two gals away with that left-handed salute? WEDNESDAY
ped the Snafus for two out of. into the Panama City bus one late It was like a long-awaited meeting, 12:30 P.M.--Special Service Non-
three to take undisputed posses- eve recently? between two old flames when Pfc. Com Meeting, Post Library.
sion of the fourth spot. The Who or what keps "Willie the Vik returned from furlough and was 5:30 P.M.--Intersquadron Touch
Snafus were badly cripple, by the Whip" Thurston so busy these met in a warm embrace by the ever football games.
absence of Lt. Green. nights? faithful Ding Ding. 7:30 P.M.--Tyndall Field Pre-
absence of Lt. Green. Sgt. Hanley from Personnel iaEr- One thing is certain: 'Dave Role 7ns P. -rt Chr Re
Lt. Zalk of Group II hit 210 7:00 P.M.--Protestant Choir Re-
Lt. Zak o Group II hit 210 rol Flynn Conscious these days. I was not a barber in civilian life.. Ding, hearsal, Post Chapel.
for high single game, while Lt. 'wonder if she notices? Is Sgt. Ding's'inspection haircut will attest 7:00 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show,.
Freeman, anchor man of the re- Donlin slowing down these days.with that. Receiving Pool.
vamped Sluggers, turned in a neat his "fair" one, or is it really the sea- Bouquets (and brickbats) to 8:00 P.M.--GI Dance, Rec Hall,'
589 for high triple. :sonal change in temperature? T/Sgt. Frank W. Seagle and S/Sgt.: Permanent Party Only.
The standings: What is Sgt. Pistachio getting from Jesse McGraw, who are no longer 8:30
Team Won Lost a certain friendly Cpl.? Just with us. No doubt Seagle's leaving 8:30 P.M.--Radio Playhouse, WILP.
Group I 13 2 thought if it: Why is. Cpl. Tormey will evince endless moaning among THURSDAY
Bell Ringers 11 4 called by various sixth-noners as the fair sex hereabouts (if you don't 3: 30 P.M.--Tyndall Concert Band,
Group II 9 8 "Ask the man who owns one?" Mnn think so just ask him). WILP
Gremlins 8 7 Mnn Is Sgt. Boileau really the Pvt. White thought he had a big 6:30 P.M.--Radio Workshor Period.
MOQ 5 10 choir master, or is it a certain Wac? deal cooking the other day, when he 7:00 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
Retreads 4 .11 Just thought I'd ask. received word from the First Ser- 8:00 P.M.--GI Dance, Rec Hall,
Sluggers 3 12 Is S/Sgt. Wynne really unable to geant's office that a Lt.-Col. wanted Students Only.
bend, or is he looking into the fu- to see him. The big deal was to car- 8:00 P.M.--Regular Weekly Colored
ture? Why does "Last Straw ry some papers up. Dance, Colored Rec Hall..
Sansone" continue to wear that tape Pvt. Sprecker, new company bu- 8:30 P.M.--RecHall Tonight, WL.P.
on his finger? It's been too cold gler, keeps telling everybody that he 8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
for P. T. anyway Wonder why hasn't touched a bugle in yeas. FRIDAYReceivin Pool
S A Cpl. Joe "Housing" Franza arrived That's easy to see, Spreckler, save 8:00 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec
Sq dron A back at 'the field late one evening your breath. Hall.
last week minus his Class A? "Fil-' Sgt. Blakely just begs for trouble. SATURDAY
tered Cokes" was his alibi Did We saw him kissing a lady on the 7:00 P.M.--Movies, Hosrital.
Sgts. Churilla and Smith make that Post Monday morning, and when con- 8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
With large, bulging stomachs, as trip to Marianna for their health? fronted he vowed it was his wife. i
a result of the delicious Christmas Could it be that the Army and Maybe it was, but she sure does
dinner. Class 44-4 goes into the third the war in general have brought to- change from week to week.
week, and the terrors of the Mal- gether M/Sgt. Grady and T/Sgt. The boys had started calling Pfc.
function Range. It's rough going, Warshaw? At least they left the Durham "Speedball" when he finally
men, but if you just remember to do hospital together in Grady's car. got back.
your double timing before encount- Wonder if S/Sgt. Ed. Cooper is From the noise emanating from
ering the "pushes," everything will going to pass out any of that Christ- 1011 Grace Ave. Saturday night, it
be fine and dandy. mas gift he received by express the was easy to figu-e that the 25th, en
Well, the boys really examined P. other day? .Why is it that a nor- masse, had moved in on Blake and
C. with a microscope. Passes were mal, healthy fellow like Cpl. "Mike". Katie. And the life of the party was
issued for Friday night, Saturday Griffin has such an unusual high guess who? MISS DRAPER (there POS
and Sunday. Comments on the town blood pressure? .Sgt. Ray Barrett goes that stripe!).
we:e varied, but the majority were. will you inform us why you so mag- -- ...
on the dismal side. Here are a few naminously offered your room mates I got married today.
classic remarks.: some of your Christmas gift, but' Are you kidding Sturdy, GOST S Rich
Alfred A. Chartier, section 14: "A only, if they could replace it. Mighty Not yet. ard Edith BarrettIP Rich-
boo-u-tiful girl accosted me, begged kind, Raymond, mighty kind ad Edh B t.
me to go to her house, but I was Guess that is all the dirt for this Sun., Mon., 'LOST ANGEL,' James
dumbfounded. I simply couldn't give week. I'll sign off, though, with this Tod aces Craig, Margaret O'Brien.
in to her advances. (Must be a pleasant thought: "Dirt is alright, ere are ony o go es Tuesday, 'SWING FEVER, Marilyn
Northern rookie.) if it's on some one else's shoes." in the Army--where you're going Maxwell, Kay Kyser.
Jack D. Burke, section 20: "Twen- -The Sightseer. and where you've been. Wed., Thur., 'DESTINATION TOKO, *'
ty minutes of looking at P. C. satis- / ary Grant, John Garfield.
,ied me for a lifetime." (He must be N AFri Sat., NO TIME FOR LOVE '
in love or something.) Fri.' St, TIME F L
in love or something.) Claudette Colbert, Fred MadMurray.
Fol the first two weeks the boys
nave been doing an excellent job of RI TZ
cleaning the barracks and marching
in a well disciplined manner. They Sun, Mon., 'THE HEAT'S ON, Ma
are to be congratulated on this andSun., Mon. E HEAT ON' Mae
will be rewarded with passes if theest victor Moore
good wolk continues. Incidentally, Tues., Wed., 'PISTOL PA(CIN MAM-
Squadron A is one of the few stud- MA, Ruth Terry.
ent outfits to give passes. Our C. Thur, Fri., 'SAHARA, Humphrey
believes in working in close harmony a Bogart.
with the men. Saturday, 'FALSE COLORS,' Bill
The weather man promises clear, Boyd.
mild weather for this coming week
Do you know what this coming weeks I.te Show Saturday, 'THE GANG'S
dentso ou know what that means stu- A HERE, Alice Faye, James
dents? Yow! You guessed it. Elison, Carmen Miranda.
Thsoe rusty, creaking bones will be ELi o Crmen M
given a thorough workout by Lt. P M
Godbold, our physical training in- PANAMA
structor and a regular guy. For any
complaints just call Mercy-O-O-oh Sun., Mon., 'THE RAINS CAME,
or M. Anthony. Myrna .oy, Tyrone Power.
Until next w'eek and looking for- Tuesday, 'THE LAST OF THE DUANES, '
ward to pay-day, Class A passes and George Montgomery.
a terrific greeting for the New .
Ye~r, I am your raving reporter, 7 / Wednesday, 'CONFIRM OR DENY, '
"Murphy ." W Don Ameche, Joan Bennett.
P.S.: Congrats to Donald Pitten- W Thursday, 'YOU CAN'T ESCAPE IOR-
ger. who just became the proud fath- EVER, George Brent.
er of a baby girl. We all envy him, "Oh I know, we'll pull straws for him!" Fri., Sat., 'RAIDERS OF REP GAP,
Lhe lucky guy. The Lone Rider.

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December .. T AG*




1. You know what it means to
refute an argument. What does
confutee" mean?

2. What do these three words
refer to: cattail, horsetail and
swallowtail? (And I don't mean
the tail of a cat, the tail of a
horse and the tall of a swallow!)

3. If you were doing a lot of
reading, would it rest your eyes.
if you covered each one of them
alternately and read with only
one eye at a time?

4. Is the average life of an
airplane engine longer or shorter
than the average life of an auto-
mobile engine in point of miles?

6. How many times is the word

1. To refute conclusively; to
overwhelm by argument; to over-
come; to silence.
2. A cattail and horsetail are
both plants. A swallowtail is a.
butterfly. (Horsetail is also a|
Turkish Standard denoting a
pasha's rank. A man's dress coat
is also called a swallowtail.
Cattail: a tall marsh plant with
long flat leaves used for seating
chairs, making mats, etd.)
3. No. When one eye moves the
other one moves even though It
may be covered. Reading with one
eye at a time would not rest your
eyes but strain them.
4. Longer. An average airplane
engine is good for over a million
flight miles. The average life
of an automobile engine ranges
from 60 to 75 thousand miles.
5. All three. The edible part
within a husk, rind or shell is
meat, according to Webster.
6. Yes. Nothing can be colder
than.absolute zero, which Is
minus 273 degrees or minus 459
degrees Fahrenheit.
7. No. The U.S. is too far
north to get the direct rays of
the sun.
8, Joan Crawford.
9. Less than a pound.
10. New Guinea; 93,000 Sq. miles;
Newfoundland: 42,734 Sq. miles;
Nantucket: 60 Sq. miles.

Life Savers

"meat" used correctly in these
three expressions: the meat of a
nut, the meat of a story, the
meat of an egg?

6. Is there a limit beyond whidi
nothing can get colder?

7. Can the sun shine directly
on your head anywhere in the
United States?

8. Recently.Lucille Le Sueur
Fairbanks Tone Terry adopted a
son. Now what is 'te movie name
of this well-known movie star?

9. If you popped a pound of un-
popped popcorn, would you have a
pound of popcorn, more than a
pound of popcorn, or less than a
pound of popcorn?

10. Which of these islands is
the largest: .Newfoundland, New
Guinea or Nantucket?

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Use extra care when you are
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During daylight air attacks,
never attempt to escape by run-
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Squadron A

Private Fricke, 25 years old
and unmarried, comes from Mere-
dosia, Ill. He's.been in the
Army since August 12, 1943.
Before his induction, he was
a lead man in an assembly line
at the Douglas Aircraft plant at
Tulsa, Okla.
He attended Diesel Power Unit-
ed Schools, aircraft division,
in Kansas City, Mo.

Squadron D

Hails from Long Island, N.Y.
and is 24 years old. Finished
Grover Cleveland High School and
took post grad work at Jamaica
Night School.
Donned Uncle Sam's uniform on
December 13, 1939, and headed
for an 18 month stay at Mitchell
Field, N.Y. From there he went
to Scott Field, Ill., for nine
months. Fort Dix, N.J., Nash-
ville, Tenn., and several other
bases saw Phillips before Tyndall
had the honor.

Squadron C

Albany, N.Y., is his home town.
He's 2.6 years old, picks golf
and baseball as favorite sports.
Was driver for Consolidated
Trucking Lines before entering
Army in October, 1940. Was in
Coast Artillery three years,
stationed most of time at Cape
May Point, N'.J. Transferred to
AAF in October.

Squadron E

Sergeant Nugent is 26 years old
and a resident of Passaic, N.J.
Before entering the Army.he was
employed by a firm which makes
vitamin tablets, where he was a
chemical operator. He helped ex-
periment with penic.illih, the
"miracle" drug.

Squadron B

Private Van Buren comes from
Haven, Kansas, and is 23. Grad-
uated from high school in 1938
and worked on his fatherJs wheat
Entered service in 1942, serv-
ing in the 30th (infantry) divi-
s ion at Camp Forrest, Tenn.
Transferred to AAF in March and
went to armament school at Lowry
Field, Colo., before coming to

Cadet Detachment

A/C Gal.lagher is a native of.
Lincoln, Ill., and is 25 years
old. Spent two years at the U.
of-Colorado, where he was on the
varsity football team. Began
cadet training in February, 1943.
Was plant manager of a dairy
in Illinois before going in-
to cadets. Attended navigation
pre-flight school at Monroej La.
before coming to Tyndall.

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