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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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Kill Dat Umpire!
, y- !.


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,ma The Pitcher Will Stop It. ,,

Tyndall Field's WAC softball team, playing before an
overflow crowd at PT Area 2 last Saturday, bowed by an
18 to 6 score before the WAVE sluggers from the Naval
Air Station at Pensacola. The pictures above, taken by
Cpl. William James of the Photo Section, show scenes
from the game. The Tyndall team led up to the fourth


A/C Clifford C. Chase, of
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, was
named the leading gunner of
Class 44-29 following his
scoring of 140 in the final
comprehensive examination. The
twenty-five year old gunner
entered the service August 8,
1943 at Miami Beach as an en-
listed cadet. He was sent to
South Carolina's Erskine Col-
lege for C.T.D. schooling and
then to Nashville, where he'
was classified as a bom-I
Chase names his hours on the'
moving base range as the most:
interesting phase of the gun-
nery school here, and when
questioned as to his favorite|
free-time occupation, he smil-
ed and replied: "What else but1
hit the sack!" But turning
serious for a moment, Chase
affirmed that he wanted a

steady job after the war, one
which would still permit him
to occasionally pursue his
hobbies of golfing and hunt-
Incidentally, the new gunner
of the class revealed that his
last civilian job was with a
firm engaged in the manu-
facturing of B-4 bags, the
"overnight suitcases" issued
to air crew members.
Here are his other gunnery
school records:
Cal. 50....96 Sheet Range...88
Turrets....98 Moving Base...73
Air. Rec...80 Tower Range...88
Sighting...90 Jeep Range.... 16

Your Best Bet....


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Slide, Kelly, S. e .
Slide, Kelly, Slide!" ,, .|

inning, but errors and other unfortunate occurences
from that point on cost them the game. Wac rightfielder
Sgt. Marcy Phipps hit a home run. The WAVES got 13 hits
to Tyndall's 7. Umpire was S/Sgt. Roger Keough. The
Wacs' next game will be against the Eglin Field Wacs
here next Saturday, July 22.


Debates among teams re-
presenting the different
sections on the field may be-
come a part of the orientation
Captain 0.0. Freeman, post
special service and orienta-
tion officer, announced this
today following his return
from a conference at Maxwell
Field of orientation officers
from all the flexible gunnery
schools in the Eastern Flying
Training Command.
If plans now in the making
work out as anticipated, a
field championship team will
be selected and sent, on de-
tached service, to compete
with teams from otner EFTC
The plan for making orienta-
tion more interesting by In-
jecting competition into the
program was suggested at the

Maxv.ell Field conference by
Captain Freeman and his plan
was acted upon favorably.
The orientation officers
toured Maxwell Field during
the conference, visiting that
station's war room and observ-
ing orientation methods in use

Civilian and military per-
sonnel at this AAF station
more than doubled their quota
in the Fifth War Loan Drive.
Captain Reed Salley, War
Bond Officer, announced that
total sales in bonds at Tyn-
dall had reached $226,601, far
over the $100,000 goal of the


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VOL.. 3... NO. 29... JULY iS, 1944

A plan to have enlisted
personnel assigned to jaily
details as mess inspectors,
similar to the existent sys-
tem of having officers inspect
the mess halls, was suggested
to Major Kenneth Kienth, post
mess officer, when he attended
a meeting of the Special Ser-
vice Council Wednesday noon.
The major, terming the sug-
gestion an excellent idea,
said he would tak, the matter
up with the post commander.
It was pointed out at the
meeting that when the inspect-
ing officers arrive at mess
halls now they are immediately
recognized, and mess personnel
may take pains to see that
conditions are improved :during
their brief presence at meal-
If enlisted men make. the in-
spections, they would go
through the chow lines un-
Major Kienth told the coun-
cil some of the problems the
mess halls here face. For one
thing, he said, the proper
proportion of cooks to en-
listed men is 1 to 50. Here
the ratio is 1 to 79 men.
GI's on Tyndall Field eat
40 tons of food a day, he
said, and the transportation
difficulties in bringing this
food to Tyndall are enormous
due to the lack of rail facil-
ities. Milk, for instance,
must come by rail from Chicago
to Pensacola, and then from
Pensacola to Tyndall by truck.
Major Klenth said that a
breakdown of bakeries at
Dothan, Ala., recently had
affected Tyndall Field, and
that rolls are being baked .t
the post bakery to make up the
Mess hall coffee isn't as
good as it should be, he said,
because the coffee beans must
be ground here and the burrs
on the T/F grinders are worn
out. The coffee is being run
through the grinders twice,
but even then it is not proper-
ground. New burrs have been
As to why salt and pepper so
,frequently are missing from
the mess hall tables, the
major said he couldn't explain

Old TY-49, a proud B-17, has
at last gone into the hangar
for a major overhaul. But not
before she established a rec-
ord of 1,134 hours and 15
minutes of flying time without
a major overhaul on any of her
four engines.
Old 49, as she is affection-
ately called by her crew, had
flown longer without a major
overhaul than any other .ir-
plane ever flew.
Mechanics on the Tyndall
flight line this week dis-
covered one of the Fortes four
1,200 horsepower Wright Cy-
clone engines needed a major
repair job, but otherwise she
was in excellent condition.
Four new Cyclones will be
placed in her nacelles and Old
49 will be ready for' duty

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Copy Prepared under Supervision of public
Relations Officer.
Printing and Photography by Base Photo-
graphic & Reproduction Section.
Art Work by Department of Training Draft-
ing Department.
The Tyndall Target receives material sup-
plied by Camp Newspaper Service, War Dept.,
805 E. 42nd St., New York City. Material
credited to CNS may NOT be republished with-
ot prior vermiRsion from CNS.

We knew him as Tom or Ed or Joe or
Willie-a mild-mannered kid with an out-
landish haircut and a friendly grin. We
watched him, in the days before Pearl
Harbor, tinkering with a high school
jalopy down the street or driving a
truck or building a radio set. For 20
years some of us had been preaching to
him against war. A few of us told him
he'd be a sucker to fight for any cause.
Then-the Japanese stabbed us in the
back and boasted they would dictate
peace terms in Washington.
What would this American boy say to
that? Did he believe,the poltroons,
knaves and blatherskites among his eld-
ers who told him life was dear and peace
was sweet, even at the risk of chains
and slavery? All the world knows the
answer now. "Send us some more Japs! "
he said at Wake Island, digging in to
fight and die. "Saw sub, sank same," he
reported, watching a U-boat plunge to
its gr-ve. "Scratch one flat-top!" he
yelled into his radiophone as another
Rising Sun sputtered out beneath the
waves. And from his fox hole on Guadal-
canal he shouted: "Come on, Japs! Don't
keep your ancestors waiting!"
His young voice, his American voice
has sent a war-cry clear across the
world. And he who tinkered with a balky
flivver now drives two thousand winged
horses through the sky. His guns have
the crack of doom. He hurls thunder-
bolts upon forts and battleships. His
power rocks the walls of proud German
cities-this boy from the street corners
and the farms of America.
This boy saw, throughthefog of doubt,
Honor's clean white plume. He saw the
red badge of Courage. He saw Faith's
eternal flame. Boldly he follows them
into the bloody fight. And by their
grace he must prevail-for the earth is
at stake and all Mankind is waiting for
his shout of victory.
--From AAF Blue Network Broadcast

At 1815 hours 10 July 1944 four avia-
tion cadets of section I-5 and an ins-
tructor gave their lives for the country
in which they lived, loved and were
willing to die. Their story is not a
story of glorious victory or glowing
deeds but it is the story of five young
Americans who made the supreme sacrifice
doing the job that was required of them.
Their death was not surrounded by glam-
our or flag-waving patriotism; no, it
was a routine business to do a necessary
job in this great battle for Liberty.
These men are heroes as surely as if
they died in combat flying against and
fighting the enemy. When they left the
ground on this purely routine flight


TYPE: Single-seat fighter monoplane.
WING: Low-wing monoplane whose inner
wing panels are straight and whose outer
wing panels are dihedralled Outer wing
panels are swept back on the leading
edge and tapered on the trailing edge.
Round wing tips.
FUSELAGE: Oval-shaped with long point-
ed nose.
TAIL UNIT: Fully cantilever tail as-
sembly. Vertical fin is integral with
the fuselage. Tail plane is swept-back
on the leading edge and tapered on the
trailing edge. Round tips.
POWER PLANT: A new series Rolls-Royce
"Merlin" engine with a two-speed super-
charger and stepped-up output. Air-scoop
directly below the cockpit.
SPAN: 40 feet.
LENGTH: 31 feet 4 inches.
ARMAMENT: Either 12 Browning cal. 303
machine guns (Hurricane IIb) or four
British Oerlikon 20 mm. shell-firing
aerial cannon with a rate of fire of
2,400 shells per minute (Hurricane IIc).
Provisions for fitting racks to carry
500 pounds of bombs.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 374 mph at 18,500 feet.
CEILING: 35,000 feet.
they knew that glory and gain would not
be theirs,.they knew that even in this
job of preparing for the bigger job
ahead, risks would be encountered. Were
they a little frightened? Of course they
were; they were as human as you and I,
and yet they knew that it was necessary
for them to be taught and so be prepared
for actual battle.
Five men that we knew and associated
with are martyrs to a'cause stronger and
greater than they, martyrs to the dream
and hope of every one of us: a free land
for a free people.
Although they are dead, they are not
really gone because they will live again
in the heart and spirit of every man who
loves liberty as he loves life. If they
could tell us how they feel, I know that
they would say that we should not grieve
too much because they died fighting for
a great cause, for a great belief,
America! Who can do more than give his
life for what he believes to be true?
Every time a plane takes off, every
time a gunner graduates from Tyndall
Field, every time a man thinks of
America, these dead shall again live!
No man shall be forgotten who gave his
life to the ideals of life, liberty and
equality as long as America stands firm
and righteous behind the principles of
Democracy for which those Americans
lived and died.
2nd Lt., Air Corps


CO L 4/Af1V

They stood on the top of Coit Tower,
the young ensign and the sweet young
thing. She never won a scholarshipat
Oxford, but she was definitely talented
Suddenly she pointed.
"Well, for heaven sakes," she ex-
claimed. "Look at the big transport.
It's broken."
"I don't see anything wrong with it,
he said, looking over San Francisco Bay.
"Silly, look at all those little tugs
pulling it," she said. "It must be
He laughed a superior little laugh.
"No, dear," he said. "The tug boats
push those big liners out of the harbor
because the captain doesn't dare start
his powerful turbines until he has space
to control them. 30,000 tons on the
loose is liable to sweep the dock away.
It's even liable to ruin the liner it-
self. There's too much power there to
fool around with."
"But can't they control it by runni
the motors slow?" the s.y.t. asked curi
"Yes, they could," the young ensign
said, "but suppose a tide were to hit it
and throw the ship out of control. The
Lord only knows what would happen. So a
good captain doesn't take a chance."
"Actually," the young ensign said
slowly, "the captain isn't running the
ship now. When they are in dangerous
harbor waters, he turns over the control
of the ship to a Pilot who knows the
shoals and the mine lanes. The Pilot
knows the danger spots...and he knows
how to avoid them."
"Well," pouted the s.y.t., "the cap-
tain seems very silly to me. I think
he's sort of a coward if he's afraid to
take the ship in himself."
"Look, sugar," the young ensign patted
her blonde head tenderly, the way you do
to a little blonde child, "the captain
of that boat has made eight trips to the
Orient with troops. And because he's
brave enough not to take chances, he's
got through safely each time. It takes
a brave man not to take chances, and a
brave man to know how really weak he
is...as brave as I'd always like to be.
See, honey?"
"Oh, Gerald!" said the sweet you
thing. "You're wonderful!"

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that's just a rough idea of what you
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Remember the address--Yank, 205 East
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July 15, 1944



Page 3

A MATTER OF CHOICE: In the The mixed chorus group which Saturday with a cracker-jack ^
days of Queen Elizabeth, 'tis meets every Thursday at 7 P.M. in softball team which had little
said, some of the ladies liked the Post Chapel seems to be off difficulty in downing our Wacs.
to curl up with a good book, to a successful start. However, The game was held at PT Area 2
while others preferred simply to Lt. Zucker, assistant Special and we understand the crowd or By CO and RUTSTIIN
curl up with one of the pages. Services Officer, announced that hand for the game would have done
# more voices are needed and en- justice to a double-header at QJESTION: WHICH MAGAZINE IS
With the arrival of this time listed men, officers and their Yankee Stadium....And while on YOUR FAVORITE?
of the year when it rains at the wives are invited to join the the subject of sports, the Torna-
drop of a hat, one of the field's grotp. A quartette from the new- does are scheduled to meet the PFC. ALTON H. LINDEAAN, Ver-
gagaters suggested that the eat T/F musical organization is M&rianna nine up at Marianna on million, Kansas:.
youthful members of Capt. Brun- scheduled for a WDLP appearance August 9 in the first round of! 'My favorite mag-
ner's grassing detail be equipped on next Friday's air show from the EFTC baseball tournament. So: am1in is 'Look.' "
with lawn mowers, in addition to the field...Cpl. Harry Bardi, far, Marianna has taken the Tor- Why? I believe it ,
grasa need and fertiliser...One long the Target's copy boy and nadoes over the hurdles twice, 1a the best up-to
of the neatest looking establish- staff artist, checked out on one but we hereby go on record as date picture-story
ments on the field Is the Turrets Of the recent shipments. Upon his predicting that the Tornadoes magazine. Many
area in the rear of the main PX. departure the Target suffered an will still be in the tournament historic pictures
The boys keep the grounds well amputation of Its right arm. In after the Marianna game. The are compared to present day life.
groomed and have put up signs addition to tackling his work chief trouble in the past two It has *evrything-- humor, fic-
naming the various streets. The with a conscientiousness rarely games with the neighbors from the tion and the latest war news.
project is the result of the com- found, Bardi was alwaysJthe north has been a general under-
bined efforts of the instructors soldier. He checked his Section estimation on the part of the
and their students and is well bulletin board with the fervor Tyndall players. We don't think SGT. GUIDO M. ITALIANO, Wor.
worth a guided tour, even though and regularity of an evangelist history will repeat for the third center, Mass.:
you may have difficulty locating consulting his bible. Young, tie. 'When it comes to
Radio City. good-natured, naive and eager- magazines, 'Look'
they just don't come any better ia my favorite. I
S/Sgt. James Willis of the File than Bardi. pick it for seo.
Room informed us that Lt. and IN CONCLUSION: The plumber's oral reasons,
Mrs. Bra t of Tyndall Field re- The Waves from the Pensacola face flushed, but being a good among them, good
cently announced the birth of a Naval Air Station dropped by last plumber, there was no noise. stories, excel-
son and Willis wanted to know if lent pictures.'
the child could be called a --SECTION I-4-- ~-SECTION 1-6--
'Little Bratt?'...Father Dorneys Class s "Sak Tie H South
championship 1ii:1 A.M. volley- as 4 Extends Sack Time Heralded S/GT. LESLIE H. EDGET, south
ball team continued along its Thanks To Instructors As Panacea By Scribe Bend. ind.:
sensational winning streak last 'I lie 'Yank'
Tuesday by Smashing through with It was just six weeks ago when Hello, dear people Do you wake magazine best. It
two victories over the P.T. ag- we started to hear the usual up screamin~g-Are you irritable- gives the inside
gregation. The games were high- "horrors rumors about gunnery DO friends annoy you? Why trouble information on all
lighted by the envelling of a new school at Tyndall Field. So it yourself with remedies of the theaters of
secret weapon by the Dorney All- was with apprehension that we quacks. Try the I-6 panacea, the operations. Also,
Stars. The weapon is reputed to boarded the train at Maxwell cure-all for everything that I get a kick out
be in the form of a 6'3' lieuten- Field and made the short trek annoys the soldier. What is this of the 'Sad Sack.'
ant with a powerful overhead here. new marvel working drug? Oh yes,
drive. Despite Lt. Lewis' stellar However, the clouds were rimmed it is 'Sack Time!" 'I simply love
efforts for the P.T. sextet, Sgt. with gold the first few days. this rainy weather.' SGT. M.D. EMOWS, JR., Dallas,
BoWell and his mates appeared Swimming on a fine beach, and the 'Bugs' Eschert, der Fuehrer of Txrea:
weak and powerless against the information that we were to be Flight 4-B, Is racking his ''Y ank' heads my
vaunted opposition. Incidentally, treated as enlisted men served brains and pulling his hiar (?) list. It gives
the Dorney All-Stars are issuing to send our morale sky-high. What vainly attempting to find three' the inside dope
a challenge to all takers. Pros- could be more desirable than an corporals for his flight. Mr. on Army life,
pective victims may arrange for end to the vicious 'gig" system, Anthony what should I do? serves as an ex-
games with Father Dorney at the and a life of comparative leisure The two great fishermen of change for the
Chapel or Lt. Don Moore at the on the beach? Barracks 413 have been fishing S moans and groans
Special Services Office. But our dreams were brought to recently--result--Mardu's and of all the guys
a screeching halt with the be- Leary's Fish Market. "If you in the service and has the best
The following paragraph is ginning of classes. Where did all want it we got it--Kafilta our articles and write-ups from war
quoted from the July 1, 1944, that envisioned sack time dis- specialty., theaters and the home front.'
Buckingham Field 'Flexigun' in a appear? What happened to the Professor Lombardo has been
column headed Section C-1: 'The country club atmosphere? In just delivering his very procreant PVT. HARRY J. FIELDS, Garnett.
future of M/Sgt. Stone (our own one day we realized that gunnery lectures on the Sex Life of a Kansas:
Ernest 'Hardrock' Stone, post was not a thing to be taken Bumble Bee. Next week he intends 'My favorite mag.
aergeant-major until several lightly; that here was a course to discuss in detail (and field asine is *Es.-
months ago) looks exceedingly that had to be learned, and strip) the left rear leg of a quire.' Among
bright...(as he explained)...the learned thoroughly, for in the genuine Paleozoic cockroach. other features I
millions to be made from a cat not too distant future our very SCENE: Local Barber Shop. (Any enjoy the Varga
ranch. The career should start... lives would be dependent upon our similarity to actual places or girls and various
with a couple of alley cata--at training here. persons is purely intentional.) pin-up photos.' '.
no expense. ...The number of cats Amazingly enough, we next dis- "Good morning."
would multiply....to feed this covered that as "gadgets, we 'Trim please. clip, clip-
ranch of cats, a ranch of rats were supposed to set an example nTonic?" A/C SHELDON COOPER. Brooklyn,
will be set up adjacent to it. for the field. Let it be said 'No!" n ew York:
The cats will eat the rats, now that most of us are former 'Shampoo? '' Life is the
thereby eliminating the expense GI.' s, coming from virtu ally "NO! magazine I like
of feeding the cata... the cats all branches of the army, and "NEXT!" best. It gives me
themselves will be skinned on a with at least a year's service We ruin more heads of hair that a true pictorial
ratio for their furs and the on our records. Thus, perhaps we way. story of things
carcasses will be fed to the rats, weren't quite as responsive to well three more weeks to go and that interest
causing a business.- at 100% the idea of our being examples as we'll leave Tyndall Field. Who every man in the
profit-- to come into existence. we should have been. knows--you may hear from me service.
The cats will eat the rats and After two weeks of tiresome, again.
the rats will eat the cats and I but highly important class work,
shall have nothing but furs!" the time began to pass very (Editor's Note: The above column
(Whoever was responsible for rapidly. First the ranges, and was judged to be the best turned
Stone's transfer to the Wing then the climax of gunnery school pi by an Section unit. The re-
Headquarters at Buckingham just --flying in the "Forts. receive weekend passes to town.)
got him out of here under the NOW we have fired our last shot San Franc n F "
wire; for who knows, the T/F in the battle of Tyndall Field, our thanks to all the instructors San Francisco-"In France," the
Headquarters might now be divided and received our first wings. So for the fine training received, Jap adio burbled in a broadcast
into three large sections.- a it's on to advanced bombardier- and to our classmates, the hope picked up here, "the Allied armies
sergeant-major's office and two ing, and eventually our c-om- that someday we'll be flying on are retreating haphazardly in-
large ranches. missions, But before leaving, we, the same ship. land."
the cadets of Class 44-29 extend --A/C W.J. Bradbury



It was cold and wet as we stalked
through the East Arabian underbrush,
scattering vari-colored lizards from the
path with our "Fongoys," or native back-
scratchers. The moon was full and it
shone hazily through low-lying clouds
which spattered fitful bursts of
rain on our little safari. The weather
that morning was excellent for the bag-
ging of that elusive and ferocious
animal for which we had come thousands
of miles.
Almost unknown in the Book of Know-
ledge, unheard of in the Museum of
Natural History, but entirely familiar
to readers of "The Army Cook Book," is
that rare and vicious animal, the spam.
Its squarish body and pungent odor are
certain identification in the field.
The wary spam-hunter, once he has caught
a whiff of that peculiar odor, lies flat
on his back, signalling the others in
his party to do the same, and proceeds
to trap this creature in a very cunning
But, back to our safari, as we trek
onward, eyes alert, noses raised to the
night air, expectantly.
Suddenly there is a yell, and the
leading native boy falls writhing to the

ground, clasping his nose. The odor of
a spam permeates the air, and at a
signal, the entire party drops to the
ground. The lead boy, now recovered from
his nasal accident, drops back for
orders and holds a whispered conversation
with the chief hunter. He then quickly
calls a board meeting of the native
guides, and, having produced a board of
the correct length, they go into action.
Meanwhile, it has become apparent to

every member of the party that the
danger is well at hand. At any moment,
the great square body of a disagreeable
female spam may come charging through
the underbrush at us.
It is just this event, however, which
is being prepared for at this moment, by
the native boys. Out of the baskets
which they have been carrying on their
heads for two hundred miles into the
East Arabian wilderness, comes a wierd
variety of equipment. Heavy metal sheets
are unrolled and played on the ground,
and tanks of acetylene and oxygen are
being connected to blow-torches. In an-
other part of the clearing, a native
artist gathers together his brushes and
gets up a tremendous canvas. Cans of
paste, strips of metal, and a small
vacuum-pump complete the collection of
sp am-trapping paraphernalia.


Illustrated by Sgt. Marshall Goodman

5/9y -- ---1-
Under the skillful hands of native
craftsmen, a large metal trap is being
welded together, -It is square in shape,
and closed on five sides. The sixth, E
vertical side, is left open, but a metal
door is cunningly connected to slide
into place at the touch of a release.
In his little outdoor studio, the
native artist is putting the finishing
touches on.a huge picture of an adult
male spam. With its completion, we are
nearly ready for the animals' appear-
Carefully, the canvas is stretched
across the open mouth of the metal trap.
The native boys camouflage the trap so
that it appears to be a hot-dog stand.
The spam doesn't believe in the exist-
ence of a hot dog stand, and so, won't
notice it.
Everything in readiness, the lead boy
climbs a tall tree with the release rope
in his teeth, in true native fashion.
Just as he reaches the top, the odor of
spam becomes unbearable, and in a trice,
a full grown female spam comes crashing
heavily into our clearing.
We have all hidden in nearby foxholes,
dug by an accanmodating fox, and we can
safely watch the alarming creature. We
suddenly realize that the climax is at
hand! With a snort, the female spam
turns and stares balefully at the life-
like painting on the trap. Roaring wild-
ly, she rushes at what she thinks is her
unfaithful hubby, who left her with
seven spamlets to feed, a year ago,
Clearing our supply truck in one leap,
her great square body crashes through
the painting, the snarling and growling,
she hits the back of the trap! With a
noise like a Chinese gong, the head boy
drops the metal door, trapping her
A low murmuring swells into a roaring
cheer, as natives and whites alike dance
gleefully around the closed trap. The
ambitious artist has painted another
picture, and labelled it "SPAM," and is
pasting it on, while other natives are
exhausting the air from the tin can.
When the last hole is plugged, with a
great whoop, and accompanied by a well
known native song, we start happily back
to civilization, eager to present to the
Museum of Natural History a unique
specimen, Canned Spam.

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Battle of Europe....



Page 5


30 Miles to German Soil

War on German soil is something that
has been unknown for many years. And to
many Germans it has long been something
unthinkable. But within a very few days
it may be a reality. At some points, the
amazing Russian army is less than 30
miles from the East Prussia border, and
from Moscow on Tuesday came the state-
ment that if the present state of ad-
vance continues that border will be
crossed before the week ends.
The Germans now hold less than 4,000
square miles of pre-war territory--a
salient to the east of Latvia--and on
Wednesday a new big drive was launched
aimed at ousting the Nazis from that
At some points on the central front,
the Russians have come as far as the
German-Russian border established on the
Bug River after the fall of Poland in
As this is written, there is fighting
in the streets of Wilno, the former
Polish city which Lithuania took over in
1939. Russian troops have fought past
the city, virtually encircling it, and a
huge force is steadily pounding its way
toward Riga, Latvian capital on the
Baltic Sea.
If the Russians reach the Baltic in
their northeastward drive, some 30 Ger-
man divisions will be trapped unless
they withdraw hurriedly.


Slowly But Surely

Impeded, Allied quarters said, by bad
weather, the invasion of France pro-
gressed slowly by steadily.
Caen, France's seventh largest port, a
battered city, finally fell to the
British. The Americans on the other end
of the Normandy front have taken La Haye
du Puits, are encircling the port of
Lessay and are fighting fiercely for St.
Lo, which the Germans apparently hope to
convert into a fortress-city of ruins
such as Cassino became in Italy.
Caen, some Allied leaders declare,
will be more valuable than Cherbourg.
Caenths inland, on the Orne River, but
the facilities along the river bank are
more suited to receiving heavy equipment
than are the quays at Cherbourg, which
was primarily a port for passenger ves-
Using bombers and long-range artillery
to blast at communications and thus
throw the front ranks of Germans into
confusion, the Allies have met terrific
resistance but on the other hand they
are making a terrific offensive.
The battlegDound is fast approaching
the open plains, where armored forces
will be able to maneuver more easily.
The Berlin radio declared that Ameri-
can divisions were pouring into Normandy
direct from the United States, without
making the stop-over in England.


The U.S. fleet met the Jap fleet in Kula
Gulf near New Georgia Island. The enemy was
decisively defeated. Syracuse, ancient city
and port on the island of Sicily, fell to
the Allies.
The German High Command announced that the
great Russian naval base of Sevastopol had
fallen to the hun. German artillery was
shelling Leningrad. German troops captured
Voronezh. The Russians were falling back on
almost the entire front.
German troops captured Latvia, Lithuania
and the western part of White Russia and
also the Ukraine. Lwow surrendered to Ger-
man troops. The Finns occupied the Aaland
Islands. Germans were advancing 25 miles a
day on the Russian front. Minsk fell.
British warships destroyed the French
fleet inythe harbor of Oran. The aircraft
carrier Illustrious was sunk by a German
Germany was setting inmotion the plan to
ally with Russia and thus bar the need of a
two-front war.

Our Costliest Operation
"It was an ugly spectacle of senseless
dying. "
That was the way one war correspondent
described the end of Japanese resist-
ance on Saipan, the former Nipponese
base in the Marianas.
Saipan's capture took 25 bloody fight-
ing days. It was the most costly oper-
ation that American troops have attempt-
ed. But it moved the Pacific fighting


f_ -_

Some Japs swam toward Tokyo...
front a thousand miles closer to Tokyo.
It is probable that nearly 20,000 Jap-
anese soldiers died defending the 72,
mile square island. A thousand or more
surrendered-the largest number of Jap
troops to lay down their arms in the war
thus far. In the closing days of the
struggle, Japs by the hundreds committed

-^-A -h^ --

...but 2,359 Americans died.

suicide with hand grenades, by swimming
into the ocean toward Tokyo and by hope-
less charges against the Americans.
But it cost heavy American casualties,

too. The figures showed: 2,359 killed,
11,481 wounded, 1,213 missing.
Putting the new mid-Pacific base to
use already has begun. U.S. fighte-
planes already are using former Jap air
fields. And, with Tokyo and Manila both
less than 1,500 miles away, Saipan's
capture gives the Allies another base
from which long-range bombers can hit
the Jap mainland.
Guam is not far from Saipan, and that
once-American island has been hit re-
peatedly by warship guns and by bombs,
Toward Tokyo lie the Bonin islands,
site of a major Japanese naval base and
a possible near-future target for the


A Trapped Army Struggles

Another big Jap force--some 40,0(
strong-has started to drive to escape
from a New Guinea death-trap.
These 40,000 Japs are trapped in the
Wewak sector. They are attempting to
break through to the Nipponese bases on
the northwestern end of New Guinea.
The force of Japs, cornered there when
the Allies by-passed them to land fur-
ther west on the New Guinea coast, are
cut off from help, and are badly in need
of supplies. It's a case of breaking out
of the trap or starving to death.
There has been no announcement as to
how their offensive is progressing, but
several sharp skirmishes have taken


Two Ports Are Pounded

Livorno, which when we went to school
was called Leghorn, and Ancona, on the
Adriatic Sea at the opposite end of the
150-mile Italian battle line, were being
shelled by Allied artillery this week as
United Nations forces slowly pushed the
rejuvenated Germans back toward the
"Gothic Line."
The two cities were eight miles ahead
of the Allies.
Both Livorno and Ancona are important
ports, and their eventual capture will
play an important role in the advance
against the Gothic Line, one of Ger-
many's last two natural defense lines in
Italy. Through the two ports the Allie
will be able to ship the men and equip
ment needed to chase the Nazis out of
Some diplomatic sources in neutral
countries said that there were in-
dications the Germans intended an "early
and total" retreat from Italy.
Heavy artillery fire by the stubbornly
defending Germans is making the Allied
advance a slow and grinding business.
The Germans apparently have been
strongly reinforced with many thousands
of fresh troops. These might be, of
course, service troops from the northern
Italian areas.

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July 15, i91i~ TE TNDAL TAGETPage 7



Flight III Is the most dis-
tinguished looking group around:
under A/C Mullet M. Goolsby we
have the best rout step on the
field. A/C Jesse George, who says
he is going to save only the WACS
at the beach this summer, has
been quoted as knowing for a fact
that Mr. Goolsby was hurrying
outside during a fire drill with
stripes on his pajamas; three big
gold ones at that.
Some stories of the week: A/C
Al "Butterball' Getz, 200 pounds
of Texas' pride and joy, in the
Sperry Ball...Section III being
the best represented nightly at
"Ye Olde Beere Halle"...The G.I.
who, after two years of voluntary
happy service, and one year (f
cadets, was informed by his first
sergeant that the FBI had been
looking for him for a year and a
half for no less than "Draft
Two down and four to go. That's
the score of Class 44-32. I
haven't heard of any casualties
so far but there's a lot of time
left. We shall see.
I have a story to tell this
reek, not about a student but
bout an officer in our squadron.
The officer is Lt. W.F. Landers
of Section 1-7. It all happened
last Sunday. One of the students
was in ton waiting for his wife
to come in on the early train.
In the meantime, a telegram was
received at the orderly room
stating that the man's wife would
not arrive until 11 P.M. that
night. Naturally the man was very
upset by all this and was out on
the proverbial limb. The C.Q.
meanwhile called Lt. Landers and
asked if there was anything he
could do. He instructed the C.Q.
to write the man an overnight
pass. Now all this was natural
enough but the problem of who was
going to sign the pass arose.
It turned out that the Lt., of
his own free will, met the man at
the station at 10:30 P.M. and
-signed his pass. Our hats off to
rou Lt. Landers, the army could
tse a lot more like you.
And now to student activities.
A lot of guesswork has been in
progress this week about who the
gunner of the class will be.
Pvt. Paul Jansen was seen gaz-
ing at his one and only's picture
while comfortably parked on the
well known sack. He had that
certain look in his eye that
tells what he's thinking. He says
I look the same way at Betty's
picture and every other 0. I.
looks at his "certain somebody.'
Maybe he's got something there.
Pvts. Wilfred M. Lewis and
John M. Lewis (no relation) are
having quite a feud on the rela-
tive merits of AM's and armorers.
Wilfred (the AM) claims the guns
wouldn't be any good if the plane
wouldn'tt fly. John comes back
with the fact that the planes
wouldn't be much good without the
guns. Quit arguing, fellows,
you're both right, or maybe one
of you readers can solve it for
them. My being a radio man makes
me neutral.
I think Pvt. Hewitt summed up
the way most GI's feel when he
remarked, "I don't want to win
the war single-handed, I just
want to help get it over with."

New York (CNS)-Harry Mar-
rin was fined $250 and jailed for
five days because, according to a
Manhattan magistrate, "your
transactions in the onion black
market smell to -high heaven,"

"Beauty and the Beach"


Take a pretty gal, put her in a bathing suit with a beach
as the background and you've a picture that's pretty hard to
beat. However, should the lass you take be Carole Landis,
then you've really got something special, as a gander at the
gal instantly reveals.
Carole, who sends greetings to the men of Tyndall Field,
will next be seen on the screen of the Post Theaters on Fri-
day, in a pic entitled "Secret Command. Pat O'Brien gives
the orders in this film, which shouldn't be a bad set-up with
Miss Landis on the receiving end.

Apalach Scare False

Alarm; Lt. Gets
Perfumed Gift
The Phase Checking Department
is anxiously awaiting the first
group of students to be checked
in the recently acquired Emerson
Because the Army Air Forces
staff desired that phase checks
be given in the fifth week of
school, the single men of the
department were 'sweating' for
fear they would be sent to
Apalachicola, but now that the
schedule has been revised they
are once more at ease.
Anyone knowing the identity of
the anonymous person sending a
box of Soap de Jour, the true
"Toilet" soap, to Lt. Georgeson
will keep it to himself. The
Mystery will ba unraveled and all
will be informed at a later
date. Detective J.N.G. is on
your trail. Beware!
The Instructors Club Party
held a big attraction for the
Instructors of the Phase Check
Department, and our own sgt.
Hugh B. Holcomb was the first to
walk away with the well known
"Spirits.* Lucky boy!
Our softball team continues to
make a good showing in the league
and will soon turn out in new
RED jerseys. Such a soft color!
We wonder who's responsible.
Pfc. Eagle appeared for work
Monday morning redfaced and just

Arkansas Defended By

Williams; PT "Ersatz"

Being Sought
It happened during a lull in
one of those musical sessions in
the dark recesses of an uninhab-
ited bay. Johnnie "Doc' Wil-
llams, the QM office courier,
came to the defense of the fair
state of Arkansas. He admitted
that such names as Snagtooth Sam
and Polecat Pete in Arkansas were
were not fictitious, but asserted
that there were lots of Smiths
and Browns.
We wonder if S/Sgts. Porter and
Ramey have thought of a substi-
tute for PT, more familiarly.
known as physical torture. In
case youdo, notify Cpl. Leonardit
Each morning many of our post-
war problems are being solved by
that familiar twosome, Andrews
and King. I am sure that the
people of North Carolina and
Virginia would be interested in
their decisions.
Good luck to Cpl. Carl Bachman
on his transfer to the Para-
troops. Geronimo!
For the information of all,
Cpl. Johnnie Hnylka can now be
found near the footlocker sec-
tion of QM warehouse 2.

a little bit uncomfortable; maybe
the next time he'll wear a shirt
when he goes fishing.

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The old sailors' home nes-tled
away at the foot of the East Bay
bridge is fostering a legendary
brood of characters. F'r Ins-
tance there is this guy Pfc.
James Bradberry who is practi-
cally an international bigger,
especially In the teeming met-
ropolis of Panama City. And then
there is Pfc. Roy Whfddon, who
gets Sinatra effects from the
trails without even opening his
mouth. His name is murmured in
some of the finest establishments
in this locale.
The biggest and baddest of all,
though, is the swashbuckling crew
of the tug T-174. The NT,< boat
is used for all the little jobs
that come up, except, possibly,
chopping wood and If it could
only speak...ahhhl Like the
night the two mad Spaniards, Sgt.
O'Malley and Sgt. Duffy, were
frolicking around the afterdecks
on the verge of a swim or some-
thing and Pfc. Danny Ivester
sails by in his lcetle boat with
a lovely Wac causing the two lads
to crash dive into the black
waters....And then there's poor
Cpl. Bill Herring slaving away in
the galley, working his fingers
to the bone to get all the guys
fed and soon's he gets one meal
done big nasty Cpl. Joe Montgom-
ery sticks his head in the hatch
and hollers, "Good grief, man,
yer starving' us ta death! When
do we eat on this rotten tub?$
Yeah, brother, It's a hard crew
on the '"T boat!
Didja hear about the old woman
kicking over the traces and going
out on a three-day alleged fish-
ing trip to Dead Lakes? Yep,
Sgt. 'Long' Tom Coker, Cpl. J.
Alpha Forbes and Cpl. Bill Prish
all piled into Prish's harvesting
machine and roared away! They
dragged in last Sunday night with
stories about big ones that got
away. Rave on, rave on.
The horseshoe duel smoldering
back in barracks 2 also came to a
head last Sunday. Steel rung on
steel, the dirt flew, as Pfc.
"Popr Mahorney and S/Sgt. "Curly'
McNeil gritted out a 15-15 tie
and the grandstands just roared!
All hands are proud of the newly
completed PX and most of them
know who pushed the job through
so fast. TO M/Sgt. Fred Hobbs,
old Army from way back, 'Well
P. Gantz, who just copped the 5th
War Loan Drive benefit golf
match. Gantz Is a well-known
name in golfing circles. He won
the New England Professional
Golfers Association cup, the same
for the South Eastern District,
the Gainesville, Fla., open tour-
nament, and the Lake County
Country Club, Eustis, Fla.
His home club is Concora, N.H.,
and before the war Gantz was one
of those guys you read about:
winters in Florida, summers in
New England, following the little
white pill over the fairways to
He enlisted as an aviation
cadet and was In navigators'
school when some Louisiana hay
fever removed him to the ranks.
He was attached to the Rescue
Boat Squadron as a navigator but
until such an opportunity opens
James Gantz, champion, navigates
a truck. When asked about post-
war plans he gave us one of his
ready grins and stated that he'd
probably play a little golf.

July 15, 1944






Dickermnan Holds Raiders
To 5 Hits In First T/F
Night Game
Captain Joe Dickerman, making
his second appearance on the
mound for the Tornadoes, gave up
2 runs on five hits as his mates
pounded two Moody hurlers for 14
hits and 16 runs in a game at
Valdosta, Georgia, last Tuesday
night. It was the first time a
Tyndall Field nine has played
under artificial lights.
With rain falling to their dis-
advantage in two previous con-
tests in one week, the Tornadoes
ignored the intermittent showers
which hovered over Valdosta's
Pendleton Park during the early
Innings and went about the
business of winning the ball game
as though they had been playing
under lights for y'ars and y'ars.
Dickerman had one bad inning in
the box, the fourth, when the
Raiders combined three hits and a
walk to score their two runs.
The Raiders succeeded in loading
the bases with 1 out after the
pair of runners had scored, but
Dickerman set down the next two
batters on strikes to end the
inning and the only serious
threat of the game by Moody.
Meanwhile, the Tornadoes were
Performing brilliantly in the
field, particularly Centerfielder
Jack Polcynski, and at bat were
scattering the offerings of
Moodyis Harold McBride and his
successor, Gale Stevens, all over
the-ball park. Every Tyndall
Player except Third Baseman
George Mitro connected for at
least one hit, and all but Dick-
erman registered at least 1 in
the runs column.
Polcynski's ninth inning smash
into right field for a triple,
with two aboard, was the longest
hit of the game and his third hit
of the evening In five trips to
the plate. Chuck Hockenberry,
playing left field for the Tor-
nadoes, drove in three runs with
his 3 hits in six at bats.
Dickerman, in his nine inning
stint, fanned 8 and walked 7.
Harold McBride, hurling 7 2/3
Innings for Moody, yielded 9 hits
and 10 runs, striking out five
and walking 7.
Tyndall scored 2 runs in the
first, 1 in the second, another
in the fifth and sixth, four in
the seventh, 3 in the eighth and
four more in the ninth.
The win was the Tornadoes'
third In a row over the Moody
Field nine, and their fifteenth
victory of the season, against 8
defeats and one tie.

(Night Game
Patterson, Ib
Freeman, 2b
Brown, ss
Hockenberry, If
Mitro, 3b
Polcynski, cf
Pranceschl, rf
Allen, c
Dickerman, p
Kosak, 2b
Stuart, rf
Morgan, cf
LaDue, If
Nichols, lb
Caudle, Ss
Crane, 3b
Fodrea, c
Thomas, c
McBride, p
Stevens, p

Dale Livingston Chalks
Up 4th Win As Tyndall
Downs Moody, 8-2
Playing their first home game
in two weeks, the Tornadoes last
Saturday gained their second
decision of the year over the
Moody Field Raiders behind the
4-hit pitching of Dale Living-
ston. The score was 8-2.
Stegura, the starting Moody
hurler, gave way to Gordon Beach
In the 6th, who finished the
contest for the visitors. Pete
Francescki, one of the new addi-
tions to the Tornado line-up, re-
lieved Livingston in the eighth.
The Tornado mound ace struck out
8 batters, while giving up 3
free passes In his 7 innings on
the mound, during which he was
nicked for one of the 2 Moody
Paul Brown, playing shortstop
position in place of Billy Hines
who was away on an emergency
furlough, went 3 for 3 to garner
top T/F hitting honors for the
day. Patterson, Hockenberry and
Nick Orange got two bingles each,
while Matonak and Livingston ac-
counted for the remaining pair of
the eleven Tyndall hits.
The Tornadoes scored 2 runs in
the 3rd and 4th and 4 in the 6th
for their total of eight. The
Raiders pushed 1 run across in
the 7th and another in the 8th
to account for their pair.
(Saturday's Game)
lozak, 2b 3 1 0 1
Stuart, lb 1 0 0 0
Morgan, as 4 0 1 0
L aDue, if 4 0 0 0
Fodrea, c 4 0 0 2
Crane, 3b 3 0 2 0
Henriec, of 1 1 0 0
Temple, rf 4 0 0 2
Stegura, p 4 0 1 1
Beach, p 1 0 0 0
Totals 29 2 4 6
Patterson, lb 5 1 2 0
Freeman, 2b 2 2 0 1
Brown, ss 3 2 3 0
Suchensik, ss 1 0 0 0
Orange, if 5 1 2 0
Hockenberry, c 4 0 2 0
Allen, c 1 0 0 0
Mitro, Sb 4 0 0 0
Tarr, rf 3 0 0 0
Polcynskl, rf 0 0 0 0
Matonak, cf 1 0 1 0
Fenton, cf 1 0 0 0
Livingston, p 3 2 1 0
Pranceschi, p 0 0 0 0
Atton, c 1 0 0 0
Totals 34 8" 11 1

3 1
2 2
1 1
2 3
3 0
2 3
2 1
1 1
o 2

*Now if we were back In civilian
life, I'd tell the Colonel What
a no good, blind robber he wasi l


{ r

Capt. Joe Dickerman, Tornado
right-hander, who chalked up
his second win for Tyndall in
as many starts when he limited
the Moody Field Raiders to 5
hits and 2 runs as his mates
enjoyed a field day at the
plate and banged out 14 hits
and 16 runs.
Dickerman's previous mound
effort was a 6-0 shutout over
Ellyson Field here several
weeks ago. It was the first
shutout registered by the
Tornadoes this year.

Pvt. Jim Gantz of the T/F Boat
Company (C-9) last week won his
second straight local golf crown
last Sunday at the Panama Country
Club when he edged out Pvt. Louis
Broward, also of Tyndall, in the
finals, 2 up.
Gantz, former Connecticut pro,
and seven other Tyndall golfers
won prizes in the tourney which
awarded a total of $140 in War
Bonds to the various winners.
Both Gantz and Broward will be
entered in the Florida open to be
held at Lakeland, Florida, July
21-23. Broward, a member of tne
field's Medical Detachment, Is
the defending champion. More than
one hundred competitors are ex-
pected to participate in the
tournament, most of them profes-
In the championship flight of
last week's matches Gantz de-
feated M. Ansony, 1 up in 12
holes; T. McKamy defeated I.
Shellhorn, 1 up 10 holes; B. Ford
Jr. defeated J. Deacon, 3 and 2;
Broward defeated F. Burnell, 2
and 1; in the semi-finals Gantz
downed McKamy, 4 and 3; and Brow-
ard downed Ford, 2 and 1. In the
finals Gantz defeated Broward, 2
up. The consolation match was won
by S/Sgt. Floyd Burnell, who
downed S/Sgt. Ansony, 3 and 2.
The winner In the first flight
was M/Sgt. R. Cherney, who de-
feated Earl Ward, 2 and 1. S/Sgt.
Fred Larsen won the consolation
prize by defeating S/Sgt. A.
Murphy, 3 and 2.
Sgt. Joe cacherio was the win-
ner in the second flight, downing
E. Brown, 2 up. Bob Ford, Jr. de-
feated Sgt. Luke Barnes, 4 and 3,
in the consolation.
Sgt. Ben Whitaker took top
honors in the third flight by
downing G.A. Barrentine, 1 up.
S/Sgt. Bob Greenwald won the
consolation play, defeating P.D.
Fottler, 2 up.


MEN. 5-2
Tyndall's fledgling boxers last
Monday night had little diffi-
culty in proving their superior-
ity over the Navy's Bronson Field
pugilists. Tyndall Field won the
match, which was held at Pensa-'
cola, 5-2.
In the first bout, Tyndall's
Joe Valco lost to Green of Pensa-
cola when the latter landed a
blow which came very close to
being called "low" and Valco was
forced to retire giving Green the
win by a T.K.0.
Mickey Graziano scored Tyn-
dall's first win with a three
round decision over Counti in the
evening's second bout. Joe Ippo-
lito bowed to Marvin Lawrence in
a close match to give Bronson
their second win. In the fourth
bout, Charles Blankenshi, put on
one of his best boxing exhibitions
of the year when he floored the
Navy's Pounci after one minute
and 48 seconds in the second
round. Although outweighed by 12
Ibs., Blankenship kept his man in
check and the knockout punch came
as Charlie made one of his famous
lunges from the ropes, catching
Pounci solidly and sending him
down for the full count.
The three remaining T/F boxers,
representing the cream of Lt.
Gueder's boxing crop, were all
declared winners by forfeit. The
Bronson boxing coach had too
healthy a respect for Del Monroe,
Nick Ranieri and Manuel Cocio to
permit his men to enter the ring
with the trio.
The regular Tuesday night box-
ing shows will be resumed with a
star-studded show set for this


Jump, Fritz, I Giff 'ou Liver!
K9 Corpsmen and dog-lovers in
general will be shocked to dis-
cover that dogs are dumber than
orang-utans. And by dogs we
mean Army dogs, civilian dogs
and the kind that used to follow
Harry Richman's act at the
The animal laboratory at Co-
lumbia University recently com-
pleted a series of tests to deter-
mine animal intelligence. And
this is how they rate:
1. Chimpanzee.
2. Orang-utan.
3. Gorilla.
4. Monkey.
5. Dog.
6. Sergeant.

Who was the greatest fighter of
them all in each of the weight di-
visions? This question was sub-
mitted to the nation's sports
writers by Esquire magazine.
Results: Heavyweight, Jack
Dempsey; Light Heavyweight,
Bob Fitzsimmons; Middleweight,
Mickey Walker; Welterweight,
Henry Armstrong; Lightweight,
Benny Leonard; Featherweight,
Johnny Kilbane; Bantamweight,
Terry McGovern.

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luly 15, 19au



One of the strangest letters
to pass through the hands of our
mall clerks :in Section I-8 had
one of the most peculiar address-
es ever to be seen on a letter.
It was written to one of the
graduates who is staying here.
The address written on.it read as
Postman, please don't be slow,
To Tyndall Field, Fla., I must
At 44-27, Bks. 444 I will stay
'Til Pvt. John Doe throws me a
The name Is fictitious, but
everything else is authentic, and
strange as it may seem it took
the letter only two and a half
days to get down here from Massa-
chusetts. I guess there is some-
thing in a woman's writing and an
address like that. You fellows
better get the gals back home to
to the same.
I We, the eliminees who have been
down here for ages, wish to bid
farewell to Tyndall Field and to
everyone of our friends down here.
We have been down in Section I-8
for some time and now Uncle Sam
has decided that we are needed
somewhere else, so we must bid a
hearty farewell to the many plea-
sures we have enjoyed in our
short stay, which seemed like
years to us, and take off for
another base and something new in
our Army careers. It has been a
pleasure to work with everyone of
you and with the helpful offi-
cers and all the NCO's. TO you
,all, farewell, and we hope that
we will see each other in Tokyo
real soon. So long, fellows...

These are the ramblings and
vagaries of a lowly GI in Class
44-30, sub-section 1-5, Tyndall
Field, in the fair state of Flor-
ida, where the weather no matter
what kind and flavor is unusual
for that time of year.
The dreaded fourth week of
school is over for us and now I
can say it was far over-rated.
Everyone said it was going to be
tough and I was a little fright-
ened by stories from more ad-
vanced students. When the truth
is told, I can say that all those
myths were untrue. Not only did
I go through the week with only a
minimum of three sick-calls, but
I can also raise my right arm
over my head with only two tiny
grunts and groans, and though
they said my shoulder would be
black and blue, I can state firmly
that it is a lie--my shoulder is
only yellowish-green and It DID
NOT fall off.
Sub-section I-5 is undergoing
a new face-lifting or in other
words, a beautification program.
To all you other inhabitants of
Tyndall Field take seriously
these words of kind advice: shade
your eyes or wear sun glasses
when you pass the new fence across
the street from the orderly room--
the glow may give you snow-blind-
ness. It sparkles, it shimmers,
it scintillates and above all,
it still stands.
We were visited by hordes of
little boys the other day, who

- -I-1--

After getting nothing more
than scornful glances from my
editor for my first attempt at
writing last week, I sneak back
to my desk in the corner and try
it again. After all, a section
like ours just can't be ignored
regardless whose neck is sacri-
ficed. So here goes more head-
aches for my poor copyreader as
I peck out the week's news(?)
This journalist has no in-
tentions of starting a person-
ality column but I do want to
tip my hat to a certain member of
our bleary-eyed group. Pvt.
Robert J. Ardaugh is the one in
mind, as all in the squadron
already guessed. However, he
didn't distinguish himself in our
service, but in a group known
locally as the Marines.
Pvt. Ardaugh, then Sgt. Ar-
daugh, was In the first wave of
Marines to raid Guadalcanal. In
the fierce fighting that followed
when the Marines were taking a
lot of heavy punches, he slipped
through the Jap lines and shot
three officers and captured a
valuable map of Nip defense
positions in a forward head-
quarters eighteen miles behind
the lines. Later he was wounded
by shell fragments and evacuated,
receiving the Silver Star as well
as the Purple Heart for his
His pop, incidentally, is
addressed as Colonel and was in
full command of the Marines at
the fall of Corregidor, but is
now spending the duration in a
Jap prison camp. How did Pvt.
Ardaugh get into the Air Force?
Well, shhh, he was drafted ten
weeks after he got his medical
discharge from the Marines!!
All you fellows who live in St.
Louis or thereabouts have prob-
ably danced to a certain couples
music in our squadron. Pvt. Tuck
tooted a mean sax for Eddie
Howard's band and Cpl. Kaempfer
tooted with many of the well-
knowns there too.
Now one question before I stop'
this pecking. Is that insignia
S/Sgt. Wells wears on his leather
jacket a symbol that he is a
modern Sir Lancelot? After all,
what else can you make out of a
knight on a charging steed? Oh,
oh. The Jan'itor just walked in
with the waste basket and is
watching hiis copy closely sooo--
I'll see you next week.
--The Western Gale

with childish innocence and glee
scattered hither and yon a sub-
stance guaranteed to grow grass
on sand, or hair on the shiniest
cranium. We of the beautifica-
tion program were happy indeed
until the wind played a fiendish
trick and back-tracked. conse-
quently we find that by compari-
son the paper mill has a beauti-
ful and lovely odor (not unlike
attar of roses) that I never knew
existed before. We vehemently
stand firmly behind the promise
that "He who steps on the grass
aids the Axis"--and I know you
aren't a saboteur, so please keep
your dainty size 14 brogans off
our nice new lawn.

-- I-8 --


We aerial gunners who started
our schooling and training over
six weeks ago recalled Sub-Sec-
tion I-8 and were a bit disap-
pointed to think that after grad-
uating it was to be our home un-
til we shipped for further
The surprise was overwhelming
when we saw the tremendous im-
provements of this area--grass
growing, flowers in our front
yard, no paper strewn around, and
ample room for our clothes and
bags. Recently lights were In-
stalled in our huts, and floors
put in nearly all the huts.
A new orderly room is being
completed to take care of the
large number of men that come
through this section each week.
But It will still be too small
to take care of all the "busi-
ness" which it has to do.
Fbr all of the above improve-
ments, and many more to come, we
can sincerely thank the command-
ing officer of the sub-section,
his assisting officers and his
efficient NCO's for seeing that

we got the necessities that we
needed. We also thank all the
students who have helped with the
building to make this a better
place in which to live. Due
credit is rendered to S/Sgt. D.
Franklin and Pvt. J. Spring, who
have shipped from this field.
During a ramble through the
area, certain interesting things
come to the reporter's eyes: a
new Rip Van Winkle has been
found, one who Is called "Jun-
ior. It seems to me that'this
person was caught dreaming of his
bygone days as a paperhanger. The
author would like to know how he
makes his own paper-paste.
The rambling reporter was over
to see how our new poster for
I-8 Is coming along and from all
viewpoints, it will be well ap-
preciated here. We in Trigger-
town want to show appreciation
to Lt. L.C. Ewing who kindly con-
sented to the use of the hospital
workshop for the making of this
poster. An ex-patient of the
hospital, Pfc. A.J. Oshell, did
the handiwork on the poster.

-- I --

Well, off with the old and on
with the new. This is class 44-
35 putting in its bid for fame.
We hope what we will be able to
as well if not better than those
who have preceded us.
From all appearances this course
is not going to be easy. We have
to learn a hundred things at
once. Just for example, "Do you
know what group you are in? Do
you know your General Orders,?
etc.?" Here's a surprise: after
you know all this to perfection

you can start school.
Boy, these barracks are really
swell compared to what we have
been living in. Now if room
service could only be arranged
everything would be complete.
Seriously though, we realize
this course is rough and we're
ready for it. Somehow we think
it's on the road to Tokyo or
Berlin and that suits us per-
fectly. You can count on class
44-85 to stay in there and pitch
no matter how close the game.


Paae 9


, Availabil

om Commercial News Providers"
el nma\ar -s. .

ALGERIA,' James Mason.
Sun., Mon., 'THE HAIRY APE,'
Wm. Bendix, Susan Hayward.
LITTLE SECRET,' Jimmy Lyddon.
OF DOVER,' Irene Dunne, Alan
O'Brien, Carole Landis.
Noah Beery, Jr.
Mon., Tues., Wed., 'SHOW BUSI-
NESS,' Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis.
Thur., Fri., 'MEET THE PEOPLE,'
Dick Powell, Lucille Ball.

Sun., Mon., 'GIRL CRAZY,'
Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland.
Wednesday, 'JOURNEY FOR MAR-
GARET,' Margaret O'Brien.
Van Heflin, Ruth Hussey.
Chester Morris, Nancy Kelly.
Mon. Tues. 'ACTION IN
ARABIA,' G. Sanders, V. Bruce.
Wednesday, 'MADAM SPY,
Constance Bennett.
BAY,' G. Raft. J. Bennett.
FACES DEATH,' Basil Rathbone.

7 P.M.--Bingo at Triggertown
7 F.y.--'Vovies, Hospital
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving
7 p.M.--Entertainment in
Hospital Wards
8 P.M.--Dance, USO
8 F.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
at Post Gym Area

A T 'T H E T H E A T E R S1

July 15, 1944


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