Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
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Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
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VOLO.3 5... 0 .... JU 17, 1944


In the longest Special Ser-
vice Council meeting yet held,
which lasted for more than two
hours, the enlisted men's rep-
resentatives last Wednesday
thoroughly interrogated Capt.
L.S. Ward, post exchange of-
ficer. With Capt. 0.0. Free
man, 8S officer, presiding,
Capt. Ward took the floor
half-way through the meeting
and for the remainder of the
period answered the numerous
questions put to him by the GI
Although the PX Officer was
present mainly to receive con-
structive criticism and sug-
gestions, very few phases of
Post Exchange problems were
left untouched in the dis-
One of the most important
bits of news released by the
captain was that installation
has begun of a coffee, sand-
wich and soft drink bar in the
soda fountain section of the
main Exchange. The bar, which
will operate on a cafeteria
basis, Is expected to be put
into operation early next
week. A "letter to the edit-
or" from a reader published in
The Target recently suggested
that such a cafeteria-style
bar be set up.
Also discussed at the meet-
ing was the shortage of film
for cameras. Captain Ward in-
formed the Council that an un-
usually large order of popular
sized film is expected within
the next few weeks, and now
that the policy regarding the
use of cameras on the field
has been definitely estab-
lished, a plentiful supply
of film will be kept in stock.
Another topic of lengthy dis-
cussion was the hours of the
bowling alley. At present the
alleys are open from 2:30 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. Up for consider-
ation is the suggestion to
open the alleys an hour later
in the afternoon and close
them at 10:30 p.m. The pos-
sibility of a beer garden for
student gunners also was dis-
cussed, as was the possibility
of stocking Wac uniforms.
Capt. Ward also revealed that
plans are under way to initi-
ate a film developing service
in the PX, pending arrange-
ments with a local developing
and printing firm.


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Major General Jacob E.
Fickel, acting commanding
general of the AAF Flying
Training Command, who made
a brief tour of inspection of
the field during the past
General Fickel was escorted
on his tour by Col. John W.
Persons, commanding officer
of Tyndall Field. He dis-
played particular Interest in
some experimental work being
introduced on gunnery ranges
by Col. William H. Hanson,
deputy for operations and

Beginning Saturday, June 24,
and continuing through July
15, The Tyndall Target will
accept all entries in the
Special Service sponsored Tyn-
dall Field insignia contest.
Complete rules for the con-
test will be announced in next
week's Target.
AAFFTC Headquarters a; Fort
Worth, Texas, has encouraged
the adoption of distinctive
insignia by the stations under
its command, with the princi-
pal objective as the 'enhance-
ment of station allegiance,
pride and esprit de corps."
*Station insignia should
portray the activities or
training conducted at the
station so as to convey a def-
inite meaning.
A prize of $25 in Post Ex-
change merchandise will be
awarded to the designer of
the winning insignia.


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A clay model of the Invasion coast of western Europe
has recently been completed by the Tyndall War Room staff
and is now on display in the War Room on the flight line.
Wau Pvt. Edna Humrlnghouse, a member of the staff, Is
shown tracing the Allied advance into Rome.


Scene at Minuteman flag raising ceremony last Thursday
held in front of post headquarters.

Colonel John W. Persons, post commander, presents the
Civilian Personnel "M" flag to Miss Anita Sorrentino,
of the civilian personnel department, as other Minute-
men await their turn to receive similar awards for their
departments. Lt. Al Radka, PRO and former assistant
war bond officer, is shown on the extreme left readying
the next flag for presentation.

Plans for future athletic
meets were important topics of
discussion at last Wednesday's
Special Service Council meet-
ing. The date of the summer
season's first track meet has
been tentatively set for Sun-
day, July 9. Also, Sunday,
July 2, has been announced as
the date for the field's first
water sports competition.
Special Service representa-
tives of each section unit
have received an ample supply
of entry blanks for the "aqua-
cade" which will include indi-
vidual and team competition in
boat races, obstacle races, 25
yard to 300 yard swimming
meets, diving, life raft races
and 100 yard relays. Lt. J.H.
Riley, officer in charge of
the beach, announced that all
entry blanks must be turned In
to the S8 office by June 30.
Individual and team awards
will be presented to the win-
Also discussed were plans
for inter-field meets in all
sports with neighboring sta-
tions such as Marianna, Eglin
and Dale Mabry Fields.
In view of the unusually
large number of forfeits of
volleyball games in the inter-
section league, Lt. F.S. Kintz-
Ing, post athletic officer,
took a poll of teams desiring
to remain in the league and
will release a revised sched-
ule early next week. In soft-
ball competition, it was de-
cided to permit two officers
to play with each team, leav-
ing the matter to the dis-
cretion of the team managers.

Pairings for the Eastern
Flying Training Command base-
ball tournament were released
this week, with Tyndall Field
scheduled to face the Marianna
Flyers in the opening round
during the week beginning
August 5. The winner of the
T/F Marlanna contest will meet
the winner of the Napier-Gunt-
er game the following week.
Twenty-five EFTC nines are
entered in the tourney, with
the.semi-finals and the finals
to be held at Maxwell Field
early in September.
This afternoon and tomorrow
the Tyndall nine will meet the
Navy's Ellyson Field on the
post diamond. Two home games
are also on tap for the Torna-
does next weekend. Fort Bar-
rancas will oppose the Torna-
does Saturday afternoon, while
Bronson Field, with Ted Wil-
liams, Bob Kennedy, Nick Tre-
mark and Ray Stoviak in the
line-up, will furnish the op-
position on Sunday.

The Tyndall Field Band will
present a one-hour concert
each Sunday evening beginning
June 24, according to an an-
nouncement made this week by
CWO Joshua Missal, band direc-
Mr. Missal stated that the
exact time and place of thi
concerts has not yet been de-
termined. Two of the sites
under consideration are the
boxing ring area adjacent tr
the Gym and the grove et th,
corner of Mississippi Road and
Minnesota Avenue.

$100,000 WAR BOND

Civilian workers of Tyndall
Field were honored at a cere-
mony at noon Thursday when
Col. John W. Persons, command-
ing officer, awarded them the
Treasury Department Minuteman
flag for their active support
of the war effort.
The occasion marked the of-
ficlal opening of the Fifth
War Bond campaign at Tyndall
with the workers striving
toward the goal of $100,000
for the field.
Col. Persons also awarded
badges to some 300 civilian
workers who had completed six
months of continuous work at
their jobs. In making the
presentations he congratulated
the workers for their 98 per-
cent participation in the pay-
roll deduction plan for War
Bond investments, and urged a
continued effort to speed vic-
Besides Col. Persons, speak-
ers at the ceremony in front
of post headquarters included
Capt. R.S. Salley, War Bond
Officer; Major Ray McCullough,
civilian personnel officer,
and E.A. Gardner, chairman of
the Bay County War Finance
Committee. The speakers were
introduced by Lt. Al Radka,
public relations officer.
At the conclusion of the
ceremony the Minuteman flag
was raised on the main flag-
pole, and as long as the pres-
ent record of participation is
maintained it will fly beneath
Old Glory there.

Tyndall's untried Wac soft-
ball squad opens its season
today In a contest at Pensa-
cola against the Waves of the
main Naval Air Station. The
Waves are scheduled to play
here on a date to be announced
soon. Lt. Gwen Clymer, Wac CO,
and Lt. Ruth Harris will ac-
company the team and the dozen
or so faithful rooters who are
making the trip.
Pvt. Florence Rice of Los
Angeles is the T/F team's man-
ager. Pvt. Rice, a member of
the southern California Cham-
pionship women's softball team
in 1937, has been waving the
willow in top-notch West Coast
circles for five years. She Is
a hurler by trade, but has
filled in at center field and
also at the third baseposition.
Her line-up for today's game
includes Cpl. Albena Kulinski,
c; Pvt. Marjorle Coburn, c;
Pvt. Marie Kenny, Ib; Wanda
Karp, 2b; Rachel Whiting, 3b;
Maro Hessee, ss; Frances Myers,
lf; Sat. Laura Phlpps, cf;
Florence Rice, p; Diane Mar-
lin, rf.

TO II(T: 'Meet the Girls,'
a song and dance review, co-m
plete with orchestra, to 'b1
!presented at Triggertown, 7
p.m. Permanent party person.
,nel are invited. (In case of
rain the show will be staged
at Theater No. I in place of
first showing of the film


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Relations Officer.
Printing and Photography by Base Photo-
graphic & Reproduction Section.
Art Work by Department of Training Draft-
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The Tyndall Target receives material sup-
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205 E. 42nd St., New Tork City. Material
credited to CNS may NOT be republished with-
out prior permission from CNS.

Infantry Day was observed on Thursday
of this week, and it would be well for
all of us to reflect a bit on the foot
soldier .in today's global war and give
unstinted recognition to the important
part he plays in modern combat.
Action in Africa, in Italy-invasions
in the South Pacific, and now the in-
vasion in. France--all have served to
prove that the infantry is still "Queen
of Battles."
Quoting from an Air Forces newspaper,
we, too, want "to take our hats off to
the Infantry," and we're all "mighty
glad that the old Infantry is in there
"What do they do in the Infantry?" the
Air Forces paper asks:
"Most of us in the air corps have
plenty of what the Army likes to call
esprit de corps. We're mighty proud of
that Air Forces patch on our left shoul-
der. And.proud, too, of the job our air-
men are doing all over the globe."
"But we don't sacrifice any of our
esprit or pride in outfit when we take
our hats off to the Infantry, or for
that matter any of the other arms or
services for their share in the coming
"For too long the Infantry has been
pictured as an outmoded, old-fashioned,
foot-slogging outfit of riflemen. Actu-
ally, the infantryman of today comes
close to being a man of all weapons.
Except for the plane, the tank and the
artillery, the Infantry uses most of the
weapons in the arsenal of the modern
army; not only the rifle and bayonet,
but the tommygun, machine gun, mortar,
hand and rifle grenades, bazooka, flame-
thrower, good sized anti-tank artillery.
Often he still must slog along through
mud and dust, toting all this new arsen-
al of weapons to the point of action,
and then fight for them.
For a long time the public had the
idea that the Air Forces had the most
dangerous job in this war. But no less
an authority than Lt. Gen. McNair, chief
of the Army Ground Forces, has said that
thus far in World War II, the Infantry
'takes more than half our total battle
"Even airmen recognize this fact. Most
airmen who have been in combat will
agree with a B-24 pilot in the Pacific,
who said recently, 'Those poor, muddy,
miserable guys go through more hell in
one battle than we could possibly go
though in a whole war.'
"Said a naval officer at Attu: 'It
makes me feel guilty when I think of
what the soldiers are suffering out
there, climbing up mountains in the face
of machine-gun fire. And here I sit on
a warm ship, eating a steak.'
"'It takes the man with the rifle, the

--American Legion News Service
'This is urgent and important, lieut-
enant; some more paper and pencils.'



TYPE: Three-place torpedo-bomber.
WING: Mid-wing type, slightly swept
back, tapered with square tips. Straight
on the inner panel.
FUSELAGE: Large bomb bay under the
fuselage terminates to provide a gun-
ner's station. Turret aft of the cock-
pit. Fairing aft of the cockpit extends
back to form vertical stabilizer.
TAIL UNIT: The vertical tail is swept-
back, tapered and square tipped. The
horizontal tail plane is swept-back with
small round tips and straight on the
trailing edge.
POWER PLANT: One Pratt & Whitney
radial, air-cooled engine in the 2,000
hp class.
ARMAMENT: One gun turret aft of the
cockpit. A gun position aft of the bomb
bay. Can carry a 21 inch torpedo or a
ton of bombs.
MAXIMUM SPEED: In excess of 170 mph.
CEILING: In vicinity of 20,000 feet.

bayonet and the grenade, dragging his
weary feet after him...to get in there
with guts and brains,' says the chief of
the Ground Forces. 'He has to put the
finishing touches, the copper-riveted
handiwork on the craftsmanship of the
air force, the artillery and the tank
We realize that it takes a team, a
whole team, to win this war-and that
means Artillery, Infantry, Signal Corps,
Medics, the Navy, Marines and the rest
of the boys who are in this fight with
"And now the public, the press, and
the Hollywood films are waking up to the
fact that the infantryman is in this war
too. They're beginning to give him the
credit and the homage he so well de-
"Sure, 'Nothing can stop the Army Air
Corps.' But we're mighty glad that the
old Infantry is in there slugging its
way to Berlin and Tokyo."
--Morale Services Division
Hq. 4th SvC.


"If Ny People, which are called by My
name, shall humble themselves, and Pray,
and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then will I hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land."
--II Chronicles I7:1 .
CERTAIN VICTORY is God's promise-bu
note that it is based upon a condition
which we must fulfill. We are all look-
ing forward to the day of victory and
are anxious for that day to arrive. We
received the news of the invasion with
great eagerness because we hope that
means that victory is near. We praise
God for our country, a country founded
upon Christian principles.
Note the verse speaks to those who are
called His people. We Americans call
our country Christian-that is "Christ
ones." We are called by his name. Yet
is it not true of us as a nation that we
have grown proud and self sufficient and
that we have dis-honored God? God's
first condition for victory is humility.
We must humble ourselves, admit our
weakness and dependence upon Him. The
we need to "pray and seek His face.
Some one has written concerning prayer,
"Let us never forget that the greatest
thing we can do for God or for man is to
pray. For we can accomplish far more by
our prayers than by our work. Prayer is
omnipotent; it can do anything that God
can do! When we pray, God works...We
all know how to pray, but perhaps many
of us need to cry as the disciples did
of old, 'Lord teach us to pray'."
The next condition is to turn from our
wicked ways. Can we expect God to bless
us when we hear those about us cursing
God and using His name in vain? Can we
look for the blessing of God if we are
living for the devil? This applies to
us all, for Paul says "there is none
righteous, no not one...for all have
sinned and come short of the glory of
God." Also Paul tells us that the
"wages of sin is death"-eternal death-
but he adds "the gift of God is eterna
life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Although we are sinful God promises to
forgive our sins if we confess them. "If
we confess our sins He is faithful and
just to forgive our sins and to cleanse
us from all unrighteousness." He is the
one who can enable us to turn from our
wicked ways.
When the conditions are met then God
promises to "hear from heaven," "forgive
our sins" and "heal our land." Are we
willing to meet the conditions. Are we
willing to "humble ourselves and pray
and seek His face and turn from our
wicked ways" that our sins might be for-
given and our land healed? If we are,
then God promises CERTAIN VICTORY. Let
us humbly pray and seek God's face an
'turn from our wicked ways that God ma
forgive our sins and give us CERTAIN
VICTORY in our own lives as well as in

"The people should be satisfied with
the lowest standard of living. The
craving for a life of ease must be aban-
Vice Director, Japanese
national Planning Board
"In the world of modern technology,
the possibilities of abundant production
are so great that it is only a question
of time until we can bring the blessing
of freedom from want to everyone."

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June 17, 19114 TYNDALL TARGET Page 3

Q. I'm in a post hospital where
I have been confined since con-
tracting venereal disease. My pay
has been stopped, of course, but
I'm worried about my wife's al-
lowance. Has that been stopped
A. No. Loss of pay during ab-
sence of duty caused by a vene-
real disease does not stop allow-
ances of pay to dependents under
the Servicemen's Dependents Al-
lowance Act. The same applies to
insurance payments, which are
continued by the Army and later
collected from the GI when he is
restored to duty.

Q. Can you give me some dope
on the Armed Forces Institute's
"accreditation" service, whereby
soldiers can be aided in securing
post-war employment in the Fed-
eral Civil Service?
A. Well, in a nutshell, this ser-
vice is conducted by the AFI to
help GIs who are seeking Civil
Service jobs. By putting their
Army training or experience on
record now, veterans who later
apply for Federal jobs will be
able to receive full credit, in ap-
propriate Civil Service exams, for
skills acquired in the armed
forces. To be accredited, these
skills need not be acquired in con-
nection with an Institute course
but may be the result of any
Army training or experience. For
more data on this service, write
to the Armed Forces Institute,
Madison, Wis.
Q. Hey, look--enlisted men are
permitted to wear shoulder loops
on their blouses, jackets and over-
coats. Why can't we wear them on
our shirts?
A. That's simple. Shoulder loops
on shirts are "for officers only."
See AR 600-35, Par. 15.

Q. I've been in the Army a
month. When I was inducted I
took out $5,000 in National Service
Life Insurance. Now I want $5,000
more. Will I have to undergo a
physical examination in order to
receive this?
A. Under the regulations con-
cerning National Service Life In-
surance, no physical examination
is required if the application is
made within 120 days after in-

Veteran Gu

On Fiftieth

Theater, As
"Ability to corre
functions while in fl
most important quali
any aerial gunner,,
year-old gunner who w
while on his 50th m
Nazi-occupied Europ
Africa. The young
filled in as an aer
rapher when not busy
is Sgt. Robert Leon,
city, who has been a;
by the AAF Reclassif:
ter at Atlantic City,
Leon explained the
does a jammed gun sp
when you are being
enemy fighters, but
malfunction occurs be
jumped by a format
planes and you are ui
your gun in working
means that your plan
back from its missi
the rest of the sh
formation short-hande
In addition to
chestful of decora
Leon is one of that d
group of AAF crew
have crash landed in
ritory and have mana
to their original u
was a member of the
Bombardment Group wh
Presidential Citati
ticipating in the f:
military installation
August, 1943, and
raid on Sofia in Oc
same year. His gr
first Allied bombard
operate from Italy.
The sergeant enter
Corps in September,
assigned to Mitchell
short period after
transferred to Langli
He remained at Lan
months as a clerk un
8, when he was sent
coast and assigned tV
over the Pacific as
In February, 1942, L
sferred back to the
time to Columbia, S.
joined the 321st and
gunnery training.
February, 1943, fo0
operating Tfi Oran,


Highest ranking gunner of Class
44-25 is Pvt. Walter Willey, of
North Brookfield, Mass. Willey
is 19 years old and has been in
uniform nine months. He received
his basic training at Greensboro,
N.C., and is a graduate of Lowry
Field's armament school. Prior
to entering the service he was
employed In a textile mill.
Willey came close to equalling
last week's "Gunner of the Class, "
Pvt. Graham Hatfield, in his
score on the final comprehensive
exam. Hatfield scored a record
146, while Willey's mark was 141.
However, Willey's score of 94%
on the skeet range was one of the
highest yet made by a student
The new top-ranking gunner
names his air-to-air missions as
the most interesting phase of the
gunnery training.

Here are his other
Cal. 50....98% Movin
Turrets....98% Tower
Sighting...90% Jeep

inner, Shot Down While 1

Mission In European

assigned To Tyndall
ct gun mal- in missions against German ship-
Light is the ping off Sicily. After 14 mis-
ficatlon of sons over Sicilian waters, the
says a 22- unit followed the Allied advance
as shot down into Tunisia and upon Germany's
Mission over surrender there began to shower P
e and North lethal loads on targets in Italy.
gunner, who Beginning October 1, 1943, the I
ial photog- 321st carried out its aerial of-
at his guns, fensive from a base in Italy, and
of New York was chiefly concerned with blast-
ssigned here ing enemy airfields and marshall-
Ication Cen- ing yards in the Balkans.
N.J. It was from the Italian base,
It "not only as a turret gunner aboard a B-25
ell disaster named Alley Cat II, that Leon set
attacked by out on his 50th and last mission.
even if the The formation took off at noon
fore you are and headed out over the Aegean
on of enemy Sea, with a German-held airfield
able to get in Greece as the target. As the
g order, it planes cut across Yugoslavia,
te must turn they were attacked by enemy fight-
on, leaving ers. The ships tightened their
ips in your formation and proceeded toward
id." N the target, leaving the enemy
carrying a fighters to be dealt with by the
tions, Sgt. escort.
distinguished However, one of the German
members who fighters apparently radioed back
neutral ter- to the target warning of the for-
ged to return nation's presence and probable
nits. Leon destination, for upon their ar-
famed 321st rival over the airfield in Greece
Ich earned a the Allied ships were greeted by
on for par- a terrific barrage of flak. They
first raid on had barely begun their bombing
is in Rome on run when the flak guns opened up.
also in the One shell hit the tall of the
tober of the Alley Cat II, exploding and kill-
oup was the ing the tall gunner. The pilot,
ment unit to Lt. William Baxter of Dayton, 0.,
tried to stay with the formation,
ered the Air until the left motor received a
1940, and was direct hit. Taking a quick poll,
Field for a the crew decided to try to make
which he was a neutral country rather than
ey Field, Va. bail out where they were.
gley for 14 After several hours of desper-
til December ate maneuvering, the ship reached
to the west neutral territory and crash-land-
o atrol duty ed in the pasture of a cavalry
an observer, station. All of the Alley Cat's
eon was tran- crew were suffering from flak
e east, this wounds, but managed to survive
C., where he the bumpy landing.
received his In addition to the Presidential
Citation ribbon, Leon wears the
Und the Group Air Medal, with seven clusters,
North Africa, awarded for his 50 missions,
which included the downing of an
Me-109.over Sicily. "We were
bombing an airdrome in Sicily
that day, related the sergeant,
S "when an enemy fighter left his
) S formation and attacked us at 6
S" o'clock. I gave him a short
burst, and as he came alongside
our ship he went into a slow
roll. I gave him a longer burst
in the belly and he went down In
The story of how Leon managed
to return to his outfit is still
a military secret. But following
his recovery from flak wounds,
for which he received the Purple
Heart, he was returned to the
U.S. Arriving in Washington late
in March, 1944, he was interro-
gated thoroughly by G-2 and then
sent to the Atlantic City Re-
classification Center. Before
assignment to Tyndall he received
S a furlough, during which he and
the girl back home" signed a
life-long contract at the altar.
,, Aside from stressing the im-
/ I portance of correcting malfunc-
WILLEY tons, Sgt. Leon also cautioned
student gunners to learn to iden-
marks: tify enemy fighters instantly,
g Base....75% and to be sure that you know
Range.... 84% your own escort fighters for the
Range. ..14.9% day.

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girl this

waukee, Wis.:
*The happiest day
of my life was
February 12, 19-
44. I was mar-
ried o'n that day
to the sweetest
side of heaven. She

still is sweet and always will
be. I also got a five-day exten-
sion on my furlough on the same
day, permitting us to have a
swell honeymoon.

A/C LYNN B. WHIPPLE, Painesville,

"It would be im-
Possible to des-
ignate one par-
ticular day of my
life as the best.


I have a great
love of living and, except for a
few, each day of my life has been

PVT. ROBERT J. MYERS, Pittsburgh,
m Pa.:
'The best day of
my life was the
day I was select-
ed for aerial
gunnery training.
After serving 4
years in the Air Corps as an ad-
ministrative clerk it was a real
pleasure and a happy day for me
to receive a transfer to gunnery
training. The day I graduate
from Tyndall's school will also
be a great day for me.

"About the hap-
Plest day of my
life was the day
a few years ago
when my dad and I
went hunting and
had exceptionally good luck. It
was the day after I was released
from the hospital and the hunting
season was still open.'

"One of tne hap-
A priest days of my
life was the one
on which I sailed
for Europe. I
spent 3 months
there visiting
England, Holland, Belgium, Ger-
many, Italy, France and Switzer-
land. '

"Any one of the
days when I was a -
civilian. Par-
ticularly happy
were the weekends
in the country
and summer vacations between my
sophomore and junior years in
high school.$

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"Every Good Wish" News From Home


"Legs" (Betty, to you) Grable, the most popular pin-up girl of them all, says "hello"
guys at Tyndall with a generous display of the pins which brought her fame and fortune.
co-starred with George Montgomery in "Coney Island' which is enjoying a revival at the
Theater Thursday, June 22.


to the

Charlottesville, Va. (CNS) -
The University of Virginia student
newspaper carried these two ads,
one under the other, in a recent
issue: "Wanted-Dates for Easter
Week. See Co-ed Editor." And -
"For sale-Six new wolf pelts."
Chicago (CNS)-Twin beds are
a blight on civilization, Judge
Frank E. Donoghue declared re-
cently in a juvenile delinquency
hearing. In the old days, said the
judge, one or the other parent in
a double bed was always awake
when the child came in. Now, they
both sleep soundly in their sep-
arate beds and know nothing of
their offspring' whereabouts.
Dallas, Tex. (CNS) -A local
firm asked a high school typing
teacher to recommend a stenog-
rapher. "How much money?"
asked the teacher. "She can start
at $175 a month," was the reply.
Teacher took the job herself.
Denver (CNS) Cass Cassell
was jugged by authorities after he
drove a tractor, with a plough at-
tached, down Denver's main street,
ploughing a deep furrow in the
pavement and crashing into a traf-
fic signal. Police said there was
"considerable evidence" that Cas-
sell had been drinking.
Houston, Tex. (CNS)-When a
couple of prisoners escaped from
the city jail, the warden sent a
guard and two bloodhounds after
them. He hasn't seen the prisoners,
the guard or the bloodhounds
Lincoln, Neb. (CNS)-Mrs. Joe
Reynolds didn't mind it much
when her husband started sp6nd-
ing most of his time cleaning his
collection of shotguns, but when
he began taking firearms to bed
with him, she sued for divorce.
"They scratched," she explained.
Los Angeles (CNS)-Mrs. Earl
Bonton left a street car, then dis-
covered she had left her purse
behind. She flagged a passing mo-
torist, overtook the street car and
recovered the purse. Then she
discovered she had left her fur
coat in the stranger's car.
New York (CNS)-Sol Bauman,
65, was arrested in a church on
Easter Sunday while praying
vigorously. Detectives spotted
him picking another worshiper's
Pittsburgh (CNS) -Mrs. Hen-
rietta Mustacchio won a divorce
on the grounds that her heartless
husband left her when she got
the mumps and again when she got
the whooping cough.
Denver, Col. (CNS) Sum-
moned on an emergency call in
the south end of town, two patrol
car policemen returned in half an
hour to enter this cryptic report
on the station house blotter:
"Woman stuck in bathtub. Re-
moved her."

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) Another seven miles and American
troops will have driven across the necK
of the Cherbourg peninsula, cutting off
from the rest of France the great port
which is so badly needed for pouring
masses of men and materiel into the
Second Battle of France.
Reigneville, 10 miles from Port Bail
on the west coast of the peninsula, and
Pretot, seven miles from the west coast
port of Lessay, have fallen to the ad-
vancing Americans.
The invasion is going well, The Al-
lied command said:
"The Germans are dancing to our tune."
During the past week, the Germans have
begun to throw their weight at the
Allies. They have recovered from the
initial shock of invasion, terrific
battles are being fought, and thousands
are dying on both sides. But even so
it seems evident that the German com-
manders have not thrown their full force
against the invasion armies.
There are more landings coming. Gen-
Eisenhower himself has said so, in so
many words. The Germans think the
Calais area will be the site of one at-
tempt, and that there also will be a
landing at Ostende, just across the
French border in Belgium. The Germans
reported an Allied fleet was massing
in the Bay of Biscay, off southern
France near Spain. And there is always
the threat of an attack from the Medi-
terranean through the Rhone valley, an
invasion which the Germans think the
French army will attempt.
Countless small Normandy villages fell
'o the Allies during the past week, and
some of them were utterly destroyed in
the process. The rebounding Germans re-
captured an occasional town, forced the
Allies to give way in some areas. But
the overall picture showed a steady
advance on all sides of the invasion
During the week, American patrols had
advanced to as close as 10 miles from
Cherbourg, but the main force is some
14 miles from the port.
In the first week of fighting, 10,000
prisoners, including some Jap troops who
were believed to be fighting with the
Germans in order to gain information on
American invasion tactics, fell into
Allied hands.
The Germans unveiled a "secret weap-
on." Airplanes piloted by robots and
apparently controlled from other planes
a great distance away attacked southern
-England, causing considerable damage and
some casualties.
On the Italian front, Terni, a town
of 70,000 some 45 miles north of -Rome,
fell to the swiftly-charging Allies.
Terni is an industrial provincial capi-
In Finland, Russian troops were forc-
ing their way through the new Mannerheim
line in an advance on Viipuri, apparently
hoping to drive Finland out of the war


and free the menace to the Russian flank
which exists there.
Our biggest bombers, the B-29 super-
fortresses, have finally gone into ac-
American correspondents who flew in
the giant "dragon-flies" in their first
raid on Japan report that their first
blow may have knocked out a fifth of the
enemy's steel production.
The raid, on Thursday of this week,
was aimed at Yawata, the Pittsburgh of
Japan. Trains of demolition bombs ex-
ploded on the Imperial Iron and Steel
Works, which is said to produce 20 per-
cent of Japan's steel. The target is on
northern Kyushu Island, the southernmost
of the group of islands which make up
Japan proper.
The War Department, at variance with
Japanese reports which claimed that
"several" B-29s were shot down, said
that two of the big planes failed to
return but that they were lost because
a of accidents and not because of enemy
Kyushu is one of Japan's most strongly
defended home islands. It is several
hundred miles southwest of Tokyo. An
American congressman told the House im-
*mediately after the raid that Tokyo and
Yokohama,had been bombed, but the War
Department and Japanese announcements

did not bear out his statements.
The super-fortresses, which can carry
more explosives faster, higher and far-
ther than any other plane, flew from a
network of bases in western China-
bases built by 450,000 Chinese labor-
ers, men, women and children.
Japanese sources followed the disclos-
ure of the B-29 raid by announcing that
an Allied naval task force yesterday at-
tacked the Bonin island group, some 600
miles southeast of Japan. Allied sourc-
es have not mentioned the raid, in which
the Japs said 17 raiding planes were
shot down.
Should bases be Captured in the Bonin
group, of course, Allied planes would be
within easy bombing range of Japan and
even close enough for fighter escorts
to make the trip.
Also reported by the Japs, and uncon-
firmed by Allied sources., was an air
raid on Korea.
In a land engagement, American amphib-
ious forces are battling Jap troops on
the island of Saipan, in the Marianas,
1,496 miles from Tokyo and 1,100 miles
west of the Marshall Islands.
Saipan lies between Japan and its
once great base at Truk, and also be-
tween Japan and the former American
island of Guam, which is one of the
Marianas islands.

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In the afternoon parade...

A Demonstration:

People ought to buy bonds..

the T/F Band struts its stuff...

Jam Session


Like a "Duck" takes to water!

Beauty and the Beast

Leif Erickson and T/F Wacs

Ericks n, Missal Coniff
Erickson, Missal & Coniff

Becky explains why buy bonds

Erickson gets $23.000 for nylon hose

Ted Williams auctions


autograph on Horsehide

"...tell ya what I'm gonna do!...

June 17, .1944


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B-2........ 4
E-1 ........3
pho to ..... .3
C-3 ... .... 3
Finance.... 1

W L Sec.


0 A-2........1
0 C-6........1
0 A-1.........
SC-4........ 1
1 C-9........ 1
1 C-7........0
1 B-3... .... 0
1 B-1........0
2 C-2........0


Finance bye; Photo 9, C-2 8;
B-1 4, C-3 5; B-2 7; B-6 6; B-3
1, B-4 10; C-7 4, A-i 8; C-6 14,
C-9 9; C-5 1, E-1 7; C-4 7, E-2
5; A-2 bye; C-2 7, A-3 10; C-3
1i, Fin. 7; B-6 5, Photo 4; B-4
16, B-1 0; B-3 0, B-2 5.
Outstanding game of the week:
B-4's 16-0 triumph over B-1. The
range men, behind the 3-hit pitch-
ing of Jack Wagner, collected 17
hits off Murphy, the B-1 hurler.
Wazger himself garnered three of
those hits, as did Leftfielder
Carey. The B-1 squad committed

six errors while the B-4's were
guilty of only one miscue.
Included In the B-1 lineup were
Joe Cacherio, Oral Ledbetter and
Marshall Goodman, well-known De-
Partment of Training sluggers.


TODAY, Post Diamond-. T/F vs.
Ellyson Field -- 4 P.M.
TOMORROW, Post Diamond-- T/F
vs. Ellyson Field -- 2:15 P.M.

T/F vs. Ft. Barrancas-- 4 P.M,
NEXT SUNDAY, Post Diamond
T/F vs. Bronson Field-- 2 P.M.





Strictly from the Sidelines

Now that the Tornadoes have a winning streak of four straight
tucked under their belts, we can once more give out with some
orchids and onions. The reason we've kept our peace these last few
weeks is that for some strange reason whenever we go into a compli-
mentary song and dance over one of our baseball players, that poor
guy's average drops .200 points the next day, or if it happens to
be about a pitcher, he usually hurls 30 innings before he chalks
up the next win. However, since the boys have regained their
stride, we're going to risk exposing them to i bit of well-deserved
Except on rare occasions, the Tyndall team has played together
as one big happy family, and if they better last season's record
of 21 wins out of 30 starts, it will be due largely to this factor
of close team play. But don't gather from the preceding prognos-
tication that all is sugar and honey with the Tornadoes, and that
if one of the boys makes a dumb play he receives congratulations
when he comes into the dugout. Far from it! That fellow probably
will take the ribbing of his life.
Take the case of "Pat" Patterson. While Pat in recent games was
running up a hitting streak of 13 straight, ne was the victim of
constant belittling and riding by his teammates. Perhaps a little
of the jockeying" was due to jealousy, but on the whole the boys
were riding him to take the edge off his accomplishment, which was
truly sensational, and help relieve him of any pressure he might be
under. And you can take Pat's word for it, he was under plenty of
Pressure! "When I came up to bat that 13th time, all I could see
was a big "13" riding on each pitched ball! ,
Each time pat beat out an infield grounder, the boys in the dug- '
out would turn to each other with the crack, 'Gee, I wish I could
steal base hits that way!' And there is your story behind patter-
son's hitting streak. He ran out everything he hit and in at least
six of those thirteen hits his speed was the difference between a
safety and an out.
Lefty Southard finally overcame a two year jinx last Saturday when
he defeated Whiting Field, 9-2. In more than a half dozen contests
with Pensacola Navy teams in the past two years, Lefty has always
come out second best; that is, until Saturday. In most of those
games Lefty pitched the kind of ball that is usually more than good
enough to win...but no soap. In downing Whiting, Lefty added 11
strikeouts to his already impressive total. And now that Lefty has
shaken off the spell which Navy uniforms cast over him, we can look
for him and Dale Livingston to successfully handle the majority of
the Tornadoes' future tilts. Livingston, a right-hander, sports a
beautiful fast ball with good control.
We should really add another T/F hurler to the list of stars. You
probably won't see him in action very often anymore, but should the
occasion arise when 'Fireball' Joe Flanagan is sent out to the
mound, we'd like you to know a little about him. Joe's record last
year was 6 wins against 2 defeats. This year he's won one game in
three starts. The boys call him 'Fireball' because when he throws
his fastest ball you can still count the stitches in the seams.
But Joe doesn't depend on his arm anymore, not since he stopped a
line drive with the muscles of his pitching arm in a practice game
late last season. Since then Joe has been pitching mostly with his
head and his heart. When you try to belittle the other team's hits
off him, or tell him it just wasn't his day- he knows you're just
being nice. He'll shake his head and say, tThey looked like solid
line drives to me!"
Out on the mound, Joe's heart rides with every pitch. In his last
two attempts, Joe has left the mound after two innings-- his arm
aching,not beyond his will to win, but beyond his belief in being
able to win the game for Tyndall. He hasn't quit, he loves base-
ball too much. Perhaps he'll tell Manager Busby his arm is 'ready'
one of these days, and we'll see his familiar wind-up on the mound
again-- and when that day comes you can bet that every guy in a
Tyndall uniform will be rootin' for Joe to be 'right.'

Addison, If........ 4
Kirk, as........... 4
Meehan, lb.......... 4
Wagner, 3b......... 4
Riley, rf.......... 4
Sheehy, c........... 4
DeSaulnier, 2b..... 3
Williamson, cf..... 3
Ritch, p ........... 1
x-petrich, p....... 1
xxAdams.... ...... .. 1
Totals 33
Patterson, lb...... 3
Freeman, 2b........ 4
Hines, ss.......... 3
Orange, If......... 5
Becker, 3b........ 5
Tarr, f ............ 4
Jackrel, rf........ 1
Polcynski, rf...... 1
Allen, c............. 4
Southard, p........ 2
Totals 32

Patterson, lb.. ... 3 1
Freeman, 2b........ 4 0
Hines, ss.......... 4 0
Orange, If.......... 4 1
Becker, 3b......... 3 1
Tarr, cf........... 4 0
Budd, rf........... 4 0
Busby, c ........... 4 0
Livingston, p...... 4 0
Totals 34 3
Scott, ss........., 4 0
Dellinger, rf...... 3 0
x-Graybill......... 1 0
Davis, 3b........... 4 0
Sisson, rf......... 3 0
Juliano, ef........ 3 0
Bonardel, ef....... 3 0
Pollotta, 2b........3 0
Curcio, c........... 3 O
Schultz, p.......... 3 1
Totals 30 1
x-batted for Dellinger in


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Lefty Hurls Six-Hit
Ball, Fans Eleven
After three unsuccessful at-
tempts, in which poor support in
the field were contributing fac-
tors to the defeats, Lefty Norman
Southard finally chalked up his
third win of the season Saturday.
Whiting Field, auxiliary of the
Pensacola Naval Base, was the
victim of Lefty's 6-hit twirling
as the Tornadoes won, 9-2.
The Portsider struck out 11
batters and his control was ex-
cellent as only one Whiting bat-
ter reached base on a free pass.-
Southard had good support from
his mates, particularly from
Second Baseman "Hub" Freeman who
made a brilliant stop of a hard
hit ground ball in the fifth to
toss the batter out at first.
O.H. Ritch was the starting
Whiting hurler. He gave way in
the fifth to Paul Petrich, who
had previously been credited with
a win over Tyndall when he chuck-
ed for Ellyson Field four weeks
ago. The Tornadoes combed Ritch
for six of their nine hits.
The several hundred fans pres-
ent saw Pat Patterson, Tornado
first sacker, stretch his con-
secutive hitting streak to 13 be-
fore finally being halted. Pat-
terson began the game with a
string of 11 straight hits, which
included 5 for 5 against Bronson
two weeks ago and 6 for 6 against
Moody Field. In Saturday's game
hit No. 12 was a single as was
No. 13.
Whiting started the scoring
with one run in the first on two
hits. Tyndall tied matters in
the chird when Duv Allen singled
and advanced to second on South-
rd's perfect sacrifice bunt,
and scoring on Hines' ground ball
to short after being forced to
third when Whiting's hurler Ritch
hit Patterson with a pitched ball
and walked the next batter.
Tyndall jumped into a command-
ing lead in the fourth by scoring
five runs after two were out.
Jackrel, the third batter, took
first when he became the victim
of another of Ritch's wild pitch-
es, and stole second shortly
afterward. Duv Allen then singl-
ed him home. Southard walked and
Patterson sent him to second with
his 13th straight hit, scoring
Allen at the same time. With two
on, Hub Freeman blasted a ball
deep into center field which was
good for three bases, scoring the
wo runners. Freeman then capped
is 3-base clout with a steal
one right under the nose of the
Whiting backstop.
Tyndall added another run in
the fifth to boost their total to
seven, and then in the eighth
scored their final pair of runs.
Nick Orange, hefty Tornado dis-
tance hitter, drove the two runs
in with a sharp single to left
for his third hit of the day.
Whiting scored their second and
last tally in the ninth. Meehan,
the first batter up in the final
frame, singled and advanced to
second on Wagner's bingle to
left. Riley, the next batter,
went down swinging, but Allen
missed the ball and in the en-

Livingston Sets Down
Barrancas For 3rd Win
In one of the best played ball
games of the season, the Tyndall
Tornadoes hung up their fourth
straight win at the expense of
Fort Barrancas last Sunday. The
score was 3-1, with right-hander
Dale Livingston going all the way
for Tyndall to win his third con-
test against one defeat. The
Barrancas squad, previously the
victim of a 20-1 onslaught here
a month ago, was "laying" for
the Tornadoes. The result was a
closely contested ball game which
saw the Tyndall nine add two runs
in the ninth to their 1-0 lead,
while Barrancas managed to
squeeze a run across in their
half of the final canto to avert
a shutout.
Livingston limited the home
team to five hits, striking out
ten and walking none. Shultz,
hurling for Barrancas, was nicked
for eight Tyndall safeties while
fanning three and walking one.
Billy Hines, T/F shortstop,
drove in the first run when he
tripled to right in the sixth
inning with one on. Budd, a new-
comer playing right field, drove
in the other pair of Tornado runs
with a single In the ninth frame.
It was his second safety of the
day. :Hub" Freeman's double In
the eighth and Hines' triple were
the only extra base knocks off
the Barrancas twirler.
From the second through the
eighth inning, Livingston set the
Barrancas batters down In order.
In the ninth, with one out,
Schultz doubled to left for the
only extra base hit off the Tor-
nado pitcher. Scott, Barrancas
shortstop and next batter, flied
out to center for the second out.
Lt. Graybill, manager of the home
team, stepped in to pinch hit for
Leftfielder Dellinger. Living-
ston let one of his pitches to
Graybill slip and the ball went
beyond Backstop Busby to permit
Schultz to reach third. Graybill
singled to center, much to the
pleasure of Barrancas rooters,
and drove in the only run for the
Pensacola team.
Bob Patterson, the T/F first
baseman who on the previous day
had run his string of consecutive
hits to 13, collected one base
knock, a single, off Schultz in
his three trips to the plate to
bring his present batting average
to .550.
The win was the Tornadoes' 10th
in 16 starts.

suing play Meehan took third, as
Riley was tossed out at first.
Sheehy then hit a ground ball to
Freeman who scooped it up and
threw to second for one out, with
Hines tossing to first for a suc-
cessful double play, although
Meehan scored before Sheehy was
thrown out.


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First Baseman Bob Patterson,
whose consecutive hitting
streak was stopped at 13!

"Hub" Freeman, guardian of the
keystone sack and leading ex-
tra base hitter on the squad.

"Checking Out"


Johnny Becker, regular third
sacker who will appear in a
Tornado uniform probably for
the last time, this weekend.
He is scheduled to leave for
another station next week.




A near capacity crowd was on
hand last Tuesday night to watch
Tyndall's boxers, under the
guidance of Lt. John Gueder, pair
up for six bouts on the regular
weekly ring card.
The feature bout of the evening
saw scrappy George Carbin of De-
troit step into the ring against
Bob Alexander of Ithaca, N.Y.
Carbin, who in his three previous
fights here caught the fancy of
the crowd by his aggressiveness,
was held to even terms by Alex-
ander in the first round. In the
second, both tired perceptibly
and fell into frequent clinches.
It was in the third round that
Carbin finally let loose with a
barrage of blows which had Alex-
ander against the ropes most of
the way and earned for Carbin the
In the evening's first bout,
two Massachusetts boys, Hobby
Crocker and Dave Benson, swapped
punches In a well-fought contest
which saw Benson emerge the vic-
tor by a close decision. Bob
Serfin of Buffalo, N.Y., was the
winner by decision over Boston's
Chuck Bennett in the second go
of the evening.
Herb Kaufman of New York and
Ed Hutto of Panama'City's Bay
High School came out even after
three rounds in which neither
fighter landed any hard punches.
In the fourth fight on the card,
Charles Curran of Massachusetts
and George Pynn of Wisconsin put
on an exhibition of fancy foot-
work. Both fighters missed blows
by wide margins. The heaviest
fighting occurred in the third
round when Pynn drove Curran
through the ropes with a flurry
of punches. The match was called
a draw.
In the hard-hitting semi-wlndup
Dinty Moore and Charles Davey
gave the crowd quite a show.
Davey, a T/F newcomer, hailing
from Detroit as does Moore, dis-
played plenty of ring ability and
had Moore's number almost from
the start. In the second round,
Davey caught Moore with several
hard lefts to the race which
raised a swelling below Moores
right eye. However, Moore was
game to the end and was still in
there fighting when the final
bell sounded, even though the
decision was Davey's by a fairly
wide margin.
Sgt. Don Zinni alternated with
Lt. Robert Goldstien as referee
for the evening, with Lt. Gold-
stien handling the announcer's

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Movie Fare For The Week

Sun.-Mon., 'THIS IS THE LIFE,'
Donald O'Connor, Susanna Fos-
Tuesday, 'SONG OF NEVADA,' Roy
Rogers, Dale Evans.
Wed.-Thurs., 'GOING MY WAY,'
Bing Crosby, Rise Stevens
Barbara Stanwyck, Fred Mac-
Murray, Edw. G. Robinson.
MOON,' Dennis Morgan, Ann
PLAYS CUPID,' Jimmy Lyddon.
Thurs.-Fri., 'NORTH STAR,'
Walter Houston, Ann Baxter.
BORDER,' Johnny Mack Brown.
Late Show Sat., 'LADY IN THE
DARK,' Ginger Rogers,
Sun.-Mon., 'RIDING HIGH,'
Dorothy Lamour.
Tuesday, 'GLASS KEY,' Brian
Donlevy, Veronica Lake, Alan
Wed.-Thurs., 'OONEY ISLAND,'
Betty Grable, Geo. Montgomery.
Fri.-Sat., 'ROOTIN', TOOTIN',
RHYTHM,' Gene Autry.
mund Lowe, Janice Carter.
Mon.-Tues., 'CRAZY HOUSE,'
Olsen & Johnson.
ADOLF HITLER,' Robert Donat.
MAN,' Charles Starrett.


7 P.M. --Bingo at Triggertown
7 F.M.--Movies, Hospital
8:30 P.M.--Movies, 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.M.--Special Service
Non-Com Meeting, Library
7 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show
at Receiving Section
8 F.M.--GI Dance, Rec Hall,
Permanent party only

7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital
8 P.M.--GI 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
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