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Page 2 I PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BT Till SPECIAL SERVICE OFfiCE FOR PER OF 111E AAF FLEXIII..E GUN NERY SCB)OL, P AN.AIIA CI 1Y, Jil.A. Cbpy Prepared Under Supervision Of Public Relation Officer. et-onding: ::e9Special serVICe Officer: Capt. Owen 0. Freemon Public Relations Officer: Lt. William B Pratt Photographic Officer: Capt. J. A. Dickerman l!iditorhl Staff: THE T NDALL TARGET ")lAY GOD BE JIJTB you SjSgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt Saul Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser, Q>l. Bury E.T. This Past week Tyndall ArtWork: 'Field lost oneofits best SjSgt. Frank Born, Sgt. Marshall friends. Chaplain Brooks Goodman, SfSgt. Fred Slade. Nester. received orders to Photoeraphy & Reproduction: proceed to a Port of emM./Set. w. lllaby, T/Set.W. Castle, barkation for overseas 'I'jSgt. 1 Mitchell, SjSgt. f, dlurchl l, SjSgt. G. Neitaert, duty. This order came Sgt. D. Levinson, Q>l. L. Shaw, suddenly, as orders do i"n s;s1t. J Montgomery, SjSgt. R. -the Army. Very quietly, Keoueh, SjSgt. J. Webster, Sgt. Terry, Sgt. J. Maraick, Cpl. ,without any fanfare, he E. Tackett, Pvt. W. Daniels, Pfc. 'gathered a few things in 8 Care. t .... unk and left th e The T:rndall Tarset aaterial supplied b:r Caap paper SerYice, War 42nd St., MTC. Credited aater1al aa:r be republished prior fro CS. LEGACY OF COLUMBUS Stores were aJ.anningly low, amongst the crew there were dark :faces and angry muttel' ings, talk o:f mutiny and open plotting against the great admiral 1 s life. It was now more than two months since they had set sail fiom the port o:f Palos in Catholi. c Spain. Where was this new passage to the :fabulous wealth o:f the Indies? Angrily they bandied the question among themselves. The moment was desperate and the evening o:f Oct. 11, 1492, found Columbus stationed on the top o:f his cabin aboard the Santa Maria ranging his eye along the dimning horizon, keeping ceaseless watch. Ahead was the :fast sailing Pinta, in the wake o:f his oWr:t ship followed the Nina. The undertaking had the blessings and backing of Spain 1 s benevolent rulers, Fernando and his queen, Ysabel. To them, ;ililunbls had given his pledged word that he would repay their kindness and trust, in gold of the Indies. About ten o 1 clock that evening Co+umbus thought he beheld a light glimnering in the distance. He called one o:f his men to him and inquired whether he too, saw such a light; the man rti)lied that he did. As :fi t.fully as it had shone, the light disappeared, but tv Colunbus this was certain s1gn of land and proo:f that it was inhabited. At two in the morning, a gtm :from the Pinta spoke on the heels of the magical cry o:f 11Land! The men crowded. a: thwartships, their eyes straining into the darkness. It was on Friday morning, the 12th o:f .October, that Co lunbus firs't beheld the N-ew World. As the light came up (Continued onf'age 10) field. No doubt he re not being able to say to the many friends he had made here. It was fifteen months ago that this young man Chaplain Brooks H. Wester God to Tyndall Fteld: The soldiers on this f 1. el d dtdn t have to at htm out very _long to find out he.was a real frtend. It wasn't any time till qutet, calm friendly self had an impact and an tnfluence on everyone whom he met. He was tolerant.; All sorts of soldiers in the exercise of their rel .igi.on owe him more than thanks. But more than the\ tndtvtdual -the field as a whole -owes him for t h e m an y t h i n g s t h a t h e l P m o r a l e t h at we h a v e Jn our Army which is fighting for justice and truth, 1.t ts an established and officially accePted p inciple that the Chaplain exercises an indisPensable function and that his services are of paramount importance. ChaPLatn Nester Performed this function at this field to the satisfaction of God and his fellow men. He was a kindly, friendly counselor. Thanks be to God that there are such men as ChaPlain Wester with. the c o u r a g e an d t h e z e a l t o v o l u n t e e r t o t a k e o n t h e dangers. and burdens of military life. He never hesitated for one minute in the performance of his duty. Chaplain Wester was the fifth Chaplain at Tyndall Field. Chaplain McCLelland is in England, Chaplain Finnerty is in North Africa. Where ChaPLain Wester wilL go we don't kno w, but across the face of God's earth he will be a tower of strength and a bulwark jo r courq.ge among our soldiers on the battle fields. He shares with them the sacrifices and dangers of combat for the protection of their nation against those who woul d destroy it. We guarantee that he wi'Ll have. our prayers not only for his own Protection and return but, for what is closer to heart, for his success in raising .the minds of men to God. He will always have a place in the hearts of Tyndall Field men. ChaPl:1.ins all over the world, each day, are risking their lives to bring sPiritual help to our brave soldiers. To Chaplain Wester Particularly, we wish t h P. be s t of b l e s s i n g s. Hay Go d b e wi t h h i m t i l L we meet a f!a in. CHAPEL lSUNDAY 8:00 A.M Mass 9:00 A.M Protestant sun day School A.M Gunners Mass at Theater 10:00 A.M Protestant wor shiD Service 11:00 A.M .. Gunners Protestant Service at Theater 11: 16 A.M .. Mass 7:30 P.M Evenlng WorsnlD MONDAY 5:30 P;M ........ TUESDAY 5:30 P.M ... Mass 7:30 P.M F'ellowshlo Club SERVICES WEDNESDAY 12:15 P.M .... protestant worshiD Serv!ce 5:30 P.M ............... Mass 7:30 P.M Chotr Rehearsal THURSDAY 6:30 P.M .......... Mass FRIDAY 5:30 P.M ............... Mass 7:30 P.M Jewlsh Service SATURDAY 5:30 P.M Mass 7:00 P.M (Also, the ChatHaln wHl hear conresslons anyL!me he. Js Dresent at the r.haDel) QJESTION: (ASKED OF MEMBERS OF lYND/>LL Fl ELD' s BAND.) 11WiAT 00 YOU THINK IS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLAYING MUSIC IN THE ARMY AS COMPARED WITH THAT OF CIVIL LIFE?" Interviews and Photos By SGT. DAN LEVINSON Pl'C. BROWN V. Sl'IVA, Panam.a City, FLa.; Bass Violin and Symbols: uThe only difference I see is more money in civil life, but it's much tougher playing music' the i1'111y. u SGT. ORVAL l'. MORTON, Chicago, I l l. ; Saxaph one and Clarinet: "I find .that playing music for the Army is a day and night job. This building morale is tougher than knocking the cats out." PIC. JESSE ALEXANDER, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Trumpet: "I think that a s a musician in civiLian life we enjoyed our music more. Even though we like our jobs as bandsmen and morale builders, we seemed to have been more appreciated in civilian Life. u CPL. JAN8S.11. CONIF'l', Rochester, N.Y.; Vocalist, Pianist a7ld Bass Drummer: 'Ny answer chiefly concerns dance music. Audiences tend not 'to be as appreciative of G.I. as OJ civilian m'IJ.Siicians of the SQ/Ite claibre."


.october 16 1943 T/F AND NATION PAY POSTHUMOUS TO AERIAL GUNNER Tyndall Field and the nation paid tribute on Wednesday to a Panama City aerial gtmner who died while the Axis in the Mediterranean area. More than 1, 000 students parati ed before the reviewing stand at the parade grounds, where sat the s parents and brother, several Panama City dignitaries arxl Tyndall Field officers. Col. Leland s. Strmat1ian pre sented to the soldier's mother, Mrs. Walker Gwaltney, the Air iledli.l with four Oak Leaf Clusters -and the Purple Heart, 'Ihey were awarded to the gunner, Staff Sergeant Randall R. Gwaltney, for his heroisn during 100re than ID sorties against the THE TYNDALL TARGET COL. STRANATHAN PRESENTS fURPLE HEART HEDAL TO HOTHER OF LOCAL HERO GUNNER Real life drama enacted during ceremonies at Tyndall Field. Gwaltneys I isten as Post Commander p raises hero son, while enemy. Major William p, Kevan stands by and other Tyndall officers Sergemt Gwaltney was the waist pay silent tribute. gunner and radio man on a Flying _______ Fbrtress. After first being statiooed in the British Isles, from where he helped bomb France and Germany, he was sent to North Africa to take part in tre bat ties in the Mediterranean area. "Americans are free today and will be free tomorrow, and down trodden am oppressed peoples of other nat_ions will be free, be cause of men like Sergemt Gwalt ney," said Colonel Stranathan as he presented the medals to Mrs. Gwaltney. "As a representative of these people, I consider it a high honor to express their gratitude to you, an 100ther who has done so nuch for the cause of freedCIII," the colonel said. "Sergeant Gwaltney was an AMerican who lived up to the traditions st-arted more than a century ago when other Americans established the first really free nation. When that freedom was challenged and his country was attacked, he went forth to defend 'his people and today his people ronor his ne100ry. War Departrnen t records attest to his gallantry and these medals are the grateful expression of a thankfUl nation. The Tyndall Field band and a color guard participated in the Hetreat ceremony, which was wit nessed by many Panama City re sidents who had beeninvited to see the presentatim. RANKING FRENCH GENERAL INSPECTS GALLIC GUNNERS General Bethouart, in-chief of all French troops in America, left Tyndall Field yes te rday for Maxwell F1 eld, headquarters of the Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Training Conmand, a1'ter inspecting French gunnery students in training here. The French commander is making 'Ill extended trur of all American P.M. -ro DAY DELAY ENROUT FOR GRADUATING GUNNERS A recent order from AAF Head quarters authorized to-day de lays enrou te for all graduating gunners assigned to the 18th Replacement Wing, Anny Air Base, Salt Lake City, Utltl. The new order went into effect early last week and a number of the gunners in the graduating class took advantag e of the offer. However, since tatim costs nust be borne by the soldier, many of the boys found themselves short of the necessary funds and had to sweat out GI transportation. Pa e 3 OUR FRONT COVER Our front cover this week Is an on-theI ine shot of WAC radio repair mechanics giving the ship's radio on an AT-6 an expert going over. Standing on the wing in low e r 1 eft is Sgt. El iz a beth L. Walton, Jay, N.Y., a member of Group 2 Communications. The little Wac perched on top of the fuselage is another member of Group 2 .Communlcatlons, Sgt Callie S. Mlze of Lexington, H. C. Lucky ship to be getting all that attention--makes us wish we were an AT -6. The photo was taken by Sgt. Dan Levinson. WHAT; S DOING NEXT WEEK SUNDAY 12:45 P.M. Musical Recording Hour at Post Theater has been cwcelled due to rep8.irs On power systan. 7:30P.M. -Testimonial binner for members of the B!!nd and Post baseball" team at Panama Country Club. MONDAY 12:30 P.M. Squadron AU Re-. presentative& Meeting at Athletic Office. .7:00 P,"M, -Weekly lhx'ing Matches at _Post Athletic Fi.el:d. 7 : o 0 P ; M. Mo vi u a t S ta t l on Hospitll.l.. 8:00P.M. ReJI.Ilar .Information Tease QJntest at Rec Hall. 8: 30 P.M. Mavin at Receiv ina Squadron. nJESDAY S: 30 l',M, ReiUlarly acheduled volley ball 8:00 P.M. Weeltly Dance at USO, T/F Band broadcast aver WDIP. 8:00 P.M. Moviea at Colored Rec Hll.l.l. 12:30 P.M. Special Service Non Com Meeting at Post Librery". 7 : 00 P.M. Weeltly Variety Show at Receiving Pool. 7:30 P.M. WILP broadcast, T/F Variety Show from WAC Day Room.-. 8:30 P.M. RadiobroaaCiiSt over WDIP. T/F Radio Playhouse fron WAC Dey Room. lHURSDo\Y 6:30 P.M.-Rll

Page 4 THE TYNDALL TARGET As I P. f. c. IT NOW AND FOREVER D rowsy Japs on Wake Island wer e rudely a wakened last week when U-.s. carrier-planes dropped in on them ror target practise. '!he sons or the R i sing s.m were cau!#lt napping and t h e commander or garrison a wok e to r!nd that he had lost race According to the dictate s or the Samurai code the Ron. c o.' s loss or rac e 1 s sure to be followe d by the los s or his s t o mach. Coo, in the I tal ian-Dodeconese, is, no paradise for pigeons as the Nazis seeking to wrest possession of the tiny isle from the British Lion -roaring to go. To the Nazis weary of ersatz rations, lion meat mlds high appeal, but the bite is gone from the teeth of National Socialisn and Hitler is using what's left hang on With. I t w as r e v ealed th 1s wee k b y Austral i an P r ime Minister John Curtin t h a t the Alli e d airman who s e be h e ading was disclosed In a diar y r oun d o n a d e ad Japanese i n New Gui n ea was an Australian. Along The 11 L Main Stem This column will b e pub-11.shed weekly to let y ou GIs at Tyndall in on the latest Hollywood, Broadway, and Radio d o p e The movies mentioned may be se e n at your Post the radio shows may be h eard over your o w n set; the stage shows well, tellers, you'll have to walt r o r a rurlough to see them! John Garfield, back at Warner Bros. from eastern War Bond Tour, will star in "Outward Bound, based on the stage play Tops in type-casting goes to Ted DeCorsia, of "Bip; Town" and "Joe and Mabel" programs; he's Joe the Cab-Driver on both CBShows Three ex-movie starlets appear in Broadway's "'lhe Doughgirls ": Arline Whelan, Virginia Field, and Arline cis. Anybod y l'

October 16, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET rage 5 LZ0-6-:t I ------' Veteran Of 42 Missions Over Europe And Africa Here For Gunnery Course Pte Phillip L aub st iid-' ministrative inspector and rationing officer, issued a state ment yesterday to the effect that "the tire situation in Panama City and vicinity is definitely critical." In explaining the existing oon ditions, Major Morse said that the new quotas allotted to the Panama City area are not nearly adequate. Also, tests recently carried out by the OPA reveal that the new synthetic tire is not equal to the qual! ty of natural rubber tires. In view of the fact that the new synthetic tires can be depended upon to last but half as long as pre-war .tires, the major cautioned Tyndall's car drivers to avoid tire abuse and to adhere to a 35 mile speed limit. Because of' the" critical tlre situation, gas rationing her. e will be strictly observed, filar-: ing rides with others and travel-' ing only with full cars will be of prime importance in the issuance of new gas As to just how strict the gasratiooing progr1111 will be observ. ed, Major Morse stated that a cBreful. Check will Tle :made on all: riders appear! ng on an appli-. cant's bl an'k for gas, On the lighter side of the pio ture, the Major, who recently re-AER TO RECEIVE FROM LOCAL PREMIERE OF SHOW suing is crashed to the earth l.n names --and not a single P-38 was lost., When asked r o r a b .1t or sage aavic e that would aid our studen i: gunners here, Laub reflected a minute and then replied, "Become acquainte d w1 t h the tactics o r your enemy --the keener you observe and draw con clusions, the greater chance you have or returning sa!el) rr0m your mission. Never, for one second, underestimate your enemy :or overestimate yoursel !! Manager Bud Davis 01 the Ritz Theater announced that $1,245 wi.;ll be turned over to the ArmY. Relief Fund as prothe first nigJ:lt ticket' sales .to: "'P1J.s is tre Army." The 890 'patrons who jamMed the theater last Morrlay night Pre. Laub hans rrom Indianapolis, Indiana. He was ret urhed to this country ror hosp1talizationarter surre'ring. severe' wounds ir. A!l ica. He sp ent nine months in t.he hospital and rerused orrers or discharge be 'fore rinally belng. p ,ermitted. to-return to duty well with their "TOWN TOP 1 CS," USO CAMP for-one They were ent-T/F SERGEANT COMPLETES CORRESPONDENCE COURSE ertained by a bang-up GI show, HERE OCT. 25 s a.w a highly enj niotion and contributed. .' MADisON, W!.s., Sept. 24--An'. .Another top-notch USO Camp Army barr.acks may not resemble a Show, "Town Topics," is scheduled most worthy cause.' schoolhruse, bUt SjSgt. Robert S. for presentation at the P.ost The-: Special goes to, the members of the Panama City. M. Connor, of. the 69th, Tynda-ll ater Morrlay, October 25. Junior Women', s Club, who were Field, Fla., has successfully Included" in the .cast are con:pleted a course with the u.S.. and Jane McKenna, brother andj greatly resp(J1Sible for the. large Ar 'med "'orces Institute, an offsale of ticketS. ..... sister roughhouse comedy kmckicial. school of the Wat" and Navy, abott act; Victor am Ruth, Aa.'i-esentaf:i.on of his special food correspondence courses for men Barbara Long, attractive vo calration blmk to the ration board arrl wanen in service.. ist, arid the Duvals, 'in Boston, he was issued enough Thousands in uniform are using .&1 society entertaiiters. coupons to purchase one can of this study plan, developed by the'--:------------peaches and powrls of Army's Special Service Division. and he also was granted five gal.:.., i No n.atter where :the soldier is' lons of. gasoline for use while stationed' 'he may contiJ1Ue his there. study. Overseas, the lessons are In the light of this exper-serviced by speedy photo-mail and ience, Major Morse canmented that, at present more than 60 percent "We in the Army can't appreciate of the Institute's enrollees are the rationing headaches faced by at foreign battlefronts. civilians lDltil we get 1 outside', Any member of the anned. forces and then it' 11 only a question of is eligible to enroll. All that d!lis bef'ore we wiSh we1re haek :i..n; .is necessary is to write United :Camp where life 1s oonparativelyi Stales Ariiied Force s Tnsf.Ttute, Madison 3, Wis., for full details i1J. catalog. ThO-se who are looking forward toward landing a: good job 8f'ter the war are taking many special zed .vocational such as airplane maintenance, air d mechanical drawing, and aut CITKi>Ue repairing In addi don to the 64 varied courses offered by the Ir.ti tnte, the soldier-student has a \Qhoiee of thwsan:is of in 500


Page,.6 THE XYNDALL TARGET c NEWS FROM THE Squadron B Bay Harbor is a nice spot; just ask Sgt. Williams, the supply chief. Two nights in a row, so far this week, he's. visited it. It has to be something. special. Don' t know her name or where in Bay Harbor she lives, but we wtll he talks in his sleep. Pfc. Lawrence D. Mangum, our new statistic'al clerk, is another one of Mangum's from North Carolina. We extend our heartiest welcome to him and hope he has a long and .en joyable stay in Squadron. "B." So far, the Mangum's in this Squadron are noted for their ability to sleep, but Lawrence looks just the opposite from Cpl. Ban gum, in that he's wide awake and industrious. Sgt. Foster certainly is enjoying ;appn; a 1 6u!s 0 soy H puo ul* puc ;appn; a16u!s o soy ,puo his honorary position of substitute papunoJ sdH papunoJ os 1 o auo1 d Guidon Bearer. He's doing a fine job ... The Orderly Room person*o sa6pa ay1 a,u!6ua a:>uo *o sa6pa ay1 papunoJ nel is really kept busy these days, -Joaddo daap o saA!6 .asou MOl s6U!M *o sa6pa answering all the phone calls that -aq doo:>s J!O a6JOI "f papunoJ asou *o poayo come in for Sgt. (The Great Lover) o, ;ado, sa6pa y'oq puc uo!pas au!6ua ay1 a6o1asn* ay' *o Boshel. "Mildred" certainly has ;a Ja,ua:> 'PlY' o aAoy s6u!M SH auo1d ap!s uo s;a's!ICJ un6 soy d!ys crush on our Sgt. From this day 6U!M -MOl 'au!6ua a16u!s 'paw;o 6u!M-MOI ay1 auo1d po:>sa a6uoJ on the title of "Great Lover" is bestowed on Sgt. Boshel for his sue'ij!MS o 'a L ,uooyd..s This writer was sweating out a -'DI s,u!OHJS s,,l it ."ON 40 40N -Jassaw ay' s,,l ; 1 "ON 40 8J! :1 troop train, looking forward to a 1--------......::....;:;,._....:..;;_ __ ....:..;;_..,..--------..:...::-..__::....:.. __ __::.::;...--i little change in the scenery, but it's no go ... We're a little sorry but its good news to the hard working gunnery students of our squadron. They have been given a ten day furlough. and we are really glad for them, This. class has been a hard wocking group and they deserve the break. Have a good time, boys, and remember to give those Japs and Germans h-1 when you get over there. lst; ::;gt. Willcot and the Mrs. celebrated their first anniversary at the Dixie-Sherman Hqtel. To them the Squadron extends best wishes for a happy anniversary and may they celebrate many more of these joy ous occasions. INSTRUCTORS! Are your "dates" all set for that Gala Halloween Costume Ball? Does she need your expert before putting that final stitch in the h>m of her "Margie Hart" costume? Squadron D Squadron C Class 43-41 has now completed Not having written for the Target. their aerial gunnery training, and before, I'm going 'to devote this ar have graduated. All the boys seem ticle to "Strictly Observations." to be very happy and full of smiles. l:;eems Flight I never wins the flag Of course some of the smiles could for Saturday's inspection, still they have been due to the fact that they are toughest of all five barracks were all receiving furloughs immedi-to beat; True, our squadron didn't ately on gradue:ting today. That is win last Saturday's inspection, but :something which has a tendency to they were nevertheless ngnt up there make one. !ii'n!le. in second place. Hereafter, say the S jSgt. Leon S. Marx was very men, it's first place or noth'ing, and happy to see-''ms parents and fiancee already our First Sgt. Kenneth L. last week. They were thrilled at H _ogue, is conjiC!ering the idea of a seeing how the Aerial Gunner was permanent holder for the "E" flag. trained. The boys in the squadron The Three Musketeers of Flight I, are beginning to wonder when Sgt. T /Sgt. William J Mikoda, Sgt. Earl Marx is planning on taking the fiJlal Hill and Sgt. Michael A. To1elli are step. still holding down the old fort since The three men who went to Apala-the specialist system has come into chicola with the class, S jSgt. C. W. effect. To my estimation, they are Smith, Sgt. Boyce, and Sgt. Graham, doing and always have done a fine returned after spending what they job of keejing the barracks trim for said wa:s a very enjoyable week. They inspections. "We," say Sgts. Mike all keep it under their hat as to da, Hill and T orelli, "have the what proved so interesting, and enmarchingest outfit on the post and joyable How about it fellows, what :.!:ny challenge to its superiority will. was it so interesting? b e quickly accepted, barring none!" Here of late the Squadron tele-And let's not forget it was Sgt. Gerphone has been ringing in ten minaid R. Still and h1s men who won the ute intervals. Now who should be flag. the popular fellow but "Little Wil-Congratulations! Our Squadron lie" Kaplan. The girls all have said wishes to extend hearty congratulathat he has quite a line, but we did tions to our C. 0 1st Lt. Don K. Hill not know just exactly what they UI?On his Tecent marriage. meant. Now that this has been go-A lengthy' discussio n at 4 a. m.:. ing on we have a pretty good idea. "Hey fella" "Who you callin fella ?" Squadron A Once again Squadron A is represented in the Target. This writer has taken on the responsibility of reporting the news as he sees it. Being a novice at this sort of thing, please bear with him. We wonder whali has happened to the beautiful blonde in the green Buick .that used pick up lst;Sgt. K _elly at 5:15 each 'evening? Codd\ you explain, Sgt.? Why did tJ;e people of a small Massachusets town mistake Cpl Drake for General MacArthur when he was home on furlough r It could n t have. been that new zoot .suit, could it? Flight I thinks. their. NCO's are completely off the ball because they vvon t allow the students to sit down durmg break time Please for. g1ve them. There is nothing wrong With any of the :NCO' s that a 5Uday furwugh wouldn' t cure. (How aoout it, Lt. Flower.) Bquadion A has. one man who hal alreiwy gone th1 ough his baptism 01 fire as ;,;n aerial gunner. He is Phil lip Laub, of InCllanapolis, Ind. He served one year in the European the tre of operatwns. During tha:t year he successfully completed 42 mis sions ana has also served in the g1 ound invasion of Africa. Squadron A is also proud to have several oth er men who have seen service on war fronts. -S/Sgt. L Russell. Squadron E Good-bye and good luck to you ail!. Though tne wmgs you won may .not be tne wmgs of your most secret de,. s1re, we hope that they, too, wlll car ry you into that wild 01ue yonder -and to. an e'-"i'IY. VIctory. We know that most of you Will be as proud and happy wea1ing them, as Uncle Sail IS m pmnmg them on you. ro those who sesorry plight it was to have been e-liminateo-cton't feel too badly. Reniember, it's entirely up .to you to see that those'"of us wno do fly-fly! Thanks tor t:ne splendid co-opera tion that you have given us during your stay at the squadron. Winning the "E" flag two weeks in a row, is a fine example of "Esprit do corps" to the Squadron, Lt. Glasser, and his henchmen. Find out from Sgt. C. D. Smith or H. E. Crouch what sort of femininity is behind that billing and cooing voice heard over the telephone. We hear she can stop a c lock! What is it a t We-W

Jap Air Force r Takes A Beating The Allies for quite some time have had the upper hand. in the fighting in the South Pacific. Early this week they very definitely got control of. the air, probably permanently, in that area. Using the biggest Allied air force ever assembled in the Pacific theater, General MacArthur just about ruined any chances the J aps may have had for making an effective stand by dropping some 350 tons of bombs on Rabaul on New Brit-. a in island. Although the ra;ld was &ilall by Ellropean theater standards, nevertheless it was enough to 'destroy more than 60 percent of the Japanese air strength at Rabaul and to sink. most of the ships in the harbor there. All told, 177 enemy aircraft were destroyed ar severely danr aged. One hundred of these were destroyed on the ground and 51 severely. The J aps sent up 40 figpter planes in a vain effort to stop the attack. Twenty-six of these were shot by our gunners and the fighter planes_ \'lhich 1 escorted the bombers. In the harbor, three destroyers and four merchantmen were sunk. A submarine and its tender, a big destroyer tender and' another large merchantman were damaged severely. In all, 17,600 tons of ships were sent to the bottom of the 'harbor. Coming as it did after a similar attack had wiped out the air force at Wewak, the. raid on Rabaul, in General Mac Arthur 1 s words, "gives us definite mastery in the air over Solomons sea and adjacent 1waters and thereby the enemy's whole perimeter of defense." "Rabaul has been the focus and very hub of. the enemy's main advanced air effort," Gener.al MacArthur' sa 1 d. "1 think we have broken its b!J.Ck. Italy Officially On Our Side an ally, when Marshal Badog-: lio's government declared war on Geimany. One Italian division stationed in Yugoslavia promptly aligned itself with Ti to, the Partisan leader there, and prepared fbr a struggle to toss the Nazis out of the Balkans. Italian troops were, it was believed, not likely to be of any immense benefit to the Unitea Nations, but every bit helps. Particularly, the declaration of war will give the civilians in Nazi-occupied rorthem Italy something to ,fight for Sane Washington c:ircles ed the declaration as a sible forerunner of war clarations by Portugal, Sweden, perhaps Spain, and other heretofore neutral nations. The goverrtnent began to study just mat to 00 with the oo,ooo or so Italfan prisoners now in the United States. Break Through On The Vol tumo The American Fifth Army shoved across the Volturno River which is the base of tile German defense line across Italy. The Americans set up bridgeheads on the north bank of the river, and prepared for the bloody fighting Which will carry them to Rome, next stop for the Berlin lillmited. The British, over on the Adriatic coast, continued to shove northward and westward against rugged Nazi opposition. Huge delayed-action mines were explod:ing in Naples, killing hundreds of Neapolitans and soldiers. The Allies had their hands fUll there, trying to bring some semblance of order out of the chaos left by the vandal Nazis. Portugal Giues Anti-Sub Bases ftaiy officiaiiy oecame a: if rot exactly: Little-Portii.gal, whose port of Lisbon has been ever $ince the start of the war a neutral territory where Germans and Britons rubbed shoUlders as they carried on business with this week took what a months ago would have been a daring step. She gave the Brit1sh the right to set up bases in the by the 1 4th United States Air Azores from which the war Force. a gainst the suhnarine could be Balkans About Ready waged more effectively And the now-subdued Hitler didn't To ExplodfJ go in to one. of his tantrums, The still are being at least not p.1blicly. watched closely. With ltalian Time was when such an action troops there lined up with would have met swift retali-Yugoslav patriots, and with a ation from Germany, but the few Allied troops moving into Nazis apparen_tly are having the area, headed by American enougp trouble without and British officers who have taking on any more enemies conferred with ';l'ito the j agThe bases. in the A2ores will ged inountains there soon may give the United Nations a echo with the thunder of can chalice _to .guard some areas of non. Allied planes have bomb the Atlantic which had been ed TirEI'la, the Albanian capi danger spots for Allied ship-tal' and aennan-held airports ping. German subnarines had in Greece Cllern la fight1?g been able to carry on their bas grow n to full-scale depradations in that area with battles. little interference fran Allied planes. The Japs Harch In China Japanese ground forces i n China having better luck than their flying compatriots in the islands. The Japs opened a new drive northward along the Burma road at the en1;_rance to S QUthwestem China, meeting stiff resistance by Chinese t roops aided Is Brooklyn 'Still In The Nat' l Leaque ? On October 18_, 1942 Hit-1 s Propaganda Minister Goebbels made a speech in Munich_ He. NobOdy will dare maintain that the Bolshevist Army would e ver again be strong enough to threaten offensively the frontiers of the Reich." We what he will say on October 18, 1943 Dlatrlbuted by Camp Newapaper Ser91c


THE TYNDALL TARGET Brotherhood Of Battle Beside Valiant Brothers There is a brotherhood of battle that only men who' We of the Army Air Forces shall never forge t that have faced the enemy together can .know. In the Army we fight beside valiant brothers. Here's to the Air Forces speak of a mission to Rabaul a Royal Air Force and the lads who flew the Spitfires mission to Lo.rient a mission. to Cagl iari. Our through the awesome September of 19l.JO. Hitler stood canbat teams walk Gasually to their bombers or fight-looking toward the white cliffs of Dover unti I they ers. Airborne as squadrons, they cross the harbor; streamed with German blood---and he turned his hagthey vanish behind the hi II; they disappear into the gard face away from world domination. hori zoo. They have gone to fight the Hun and the Jap. The janitor's son, the plumber's nephew, the lawyer's kid brother---farmer boy, city boy, American boys Here's to the the Anzacs, the Canadians, They were rugged men in the days when the Luftwaffe raged boastfully toward Egyptand Svez. Outnumbered, outplaned but never outfought, they put the icy chi II 'together---plunge like dauntless voyagers over the 1 of defeat in Goering's fat_ heart. Then from the rim of this earth. They enter a world halfway be-tween I ife and death. Its wind is f i re. Its rain rubble of their homelands, the Pole, the Norwegian is steel. Its sound is thunder. Its co I ors are and the Dutchman rose up to smite the foe. They gray flesh and purple blood. It is the world of the fought in borrowed aircraft; they fought from strange fIt wh th fields with sorrow and bitterness in thel'r souls---soldier at work---and even soldiers a er en ey speak of it. but how they foughtl The German choked in burning cockpits; the Jap plunged down with broken wings-For this man-made Hell is a searing, purging test: and once more the tyrant learned that free men can of will and heart and brain. There is fever in the eyes and a b I izzard in the bones. Privates, ser-be terrible in war. gean ts, captains, co I one Is must answer the same Nor should th, e brave story end without a toast to' question: "How sha II my comrades think of me when the Russians and Chinese. Three words this is finished?" The petty irritations of rank Oh, men of Russia, our enemies and discipline do not matter now. Was my officer will remember them. You sharpened blizzard's. too harsh with me? Did my men seem slow to learn? stroke with Stormoviks and Yak Ones. Ami II ion Nazi Now the iron storm is raging. My officer leads me corpses lie beneath the hammer and the sickle. And well I My men have learned their hard-taught less-now the China -Air Forces take wing. Chinese boy, we ons. Forward nON together I Bomb the city strafe shall meet you in the sky above Tokio. the trench blast the enemy from the sky. completed. Mission And then the magic silence after combat, when men look at one anotner with red-rimmed eyes and grim smiles---and know they have become a I ittle band of brothers in the stern fraternity of war. Out of the horror and the hate they come. Back to the home field they fly. Yes, there is a brotherhood of battle---and a love that only they can ever understand. It shall go with them down the years and each yroupwill have its own immprtal password Wake .... Midway ... Guadalcanal Tunis Lorient Horne Be r I i n T ok i o --From AAF1Blue Network Broadcast 'Wings to Victory' Our comrades, our allies are an inspiration to us and a challenge. So let us fight, that when the victory is won our comrades shal I say: "These Americans kept faith with us and with Freedom's eternal .sou I." ---From AAF Blue Network Broadcast RWings to Victory' LIFE SAVERS A BLACKJACK bayonet, trench knife wood club, a nd a garrote are the effec tive silent weapons of a scout's arsenal. WHEN IT becomes necessary for a scout to kill he should do so quietly so as not to attract the attention of other enemy units. furntshed by SpeciaL Service for use on Orientation Bulletin Boards


OctQber 16, 1943 THE TYNDALL _TARGET Guardians NO. 1 GLAHOUR GAL SALUTES THE HEN OF TYNDALL FIELD This has been an e xtra busy week, what with battling fires all hours of the night and morning. No -less than five fires were. squelched during the period of hours. Good. work; boys! Incidentally Capts. V. Day and C. Preston felt like fire mar shals since they had tn 3"0 out to so many fires. Pvt. E Axe is pleased no end ever since his sk:::ting hal_ f arrived in P. C. to take part in various skat ng. programs with him. Best of luck W the talented skating couple. Twenty-two men showed an inclination to play on our basketbal,l. team. We were deeply gratified at the result and we' are calling. our first pr;:;.ctice next week BANTERS: S /Sgt. P. Ryan left: on furlough and was last seim making a bee line for Hattiesburg, Miss,_ ... Cpl. R. Artal and Pvt. G. Grandy are making extensive plans to middle-aisle it before the end of the month. (To the editor: No! Not' with each We hear that Cpl. C Barker was wishing that he were blind when he. saw the blind date that Pvt. Ed; Clancey had arranged for him. And' A. J. Maltais is making frequent t-rips to Chipley and is always telli .ng everyone about the enticement& there. / MAN OF THE WEEK; Our man of the week is Pfc. Clofton 0. Smith. "Smitty" was born on May 7, 1920, in the fair city of Beaumont, Texas. tThis is where they ask questions AFTERWARDS!) After graduating from high school he went to a mechanic's school and there the art of taking cars apart and making them tick. "Smit-' ty" knows quite a bit ;:;.bout cars and Lovely Rita Hayworth, top 'screen charmer of became the hasacertaintouchwithcarburetors. first leading lady of Hollywood to sal'Ute the men of Tyndall He is now working in the Gun Shop with an autographed photo. Miss Hayworth, ,(recently the bride and is taking guns apart instead of of Orson Welles) in a letter to the Target, expressed pleasure cars. He is well thought of by all f k t of the boys and is the quiet type. at being so honored and concluded with, "The best o luc o Hejustworksandonlyletshishair all of you--particularly to your gunners, who are doing a down when he's jibing Hyde, his co-1 _________________________ -----1 worker. -Cpl. Sam Marotta. The Flaming Bomb Whit:e Flashes Hi, guys! A suggestion has been made by a Gl from tne Ordnance. He ; Last week the volley ball team. believes we should hold a monthly took two lacings. The Medics took bond raffle. By doing this we the last two games for the best two; greatly stimulate the_ sale of war out of three.. Our boys pjayed hard bonds and possibly stimulate a de but they were beaten when darkness. sire for the game of chance. This is crept up on them Sgt. Parker suf-perfectly okay, considering theraf fered a slight lump on the head when fie is for a good the sergeant and yours truly met un-THE QUESTION MARK? -Is expectedly in the height of the bat-Sgt. Nic k signing the register -"Mr. tie. Sgt. Meyers suffered a clash "'nd Mrs. ", or is he till a bachelor?. with "' G. I. shoe. All are doing fine, . Will Pfc. Andrews cross the th"'nk you. stream safely with aid of a rope, durOur next game was with the 69th. ing P T., or will he fall in the water The boys tried very hard but luck again? ... :Ooes Pvt. Nick Guerra was against them. Sgts. Holt and realize that Rene, from Schnectady, Lamm formed a combination that N Y., is wondering when _he gets little car, which had been "paroled" for furlough purposes, is again rest ing restlessly in the M. P. lot. Don' t worry r.!en, 90 days isn't so longafter it's over Pfc. Earl Johnson has decided not to take anymore un official d;:;.ys off because of not feel ing up to par. His title worried the 69ers for some time. Pvt his furlough? ... Ordnance's mas-is now "Landscape Architect for. the Ducshak and Pfc. Bass did a swell oot "Pfc." is still sweating out his Orderly Room Area. job of sending for us. Everyone. opl. rating. He keeps on asking daily. TROUBLE TALK -It has angerplayed hard and feel th"'t we will take' "woof woof, 'bow wow?" ed ( ?) us to hear what some men the .next set against the 69ers. 21 GUN SALUTE -We glance call certain screened parts of the The sharpshooters of lhis squadron with envy and shiveringly congra:tmorer shop. Fellows, please cjon t l went out to the range to show their: ulate Sgt. Brewer on his ability to call this C--n C--p a chicken skill with those "shooting irons." All take early morning P. T while clad coop Gentlemen, stop kidding Pvt. in all some very good scores were in snorts. Lee. He can stand at attention. It's. turned in. Some of the boys beca,me Reliable sources report that the only his uniform which is a t ease. a little tired of shooting at the lit-Following a glorious three months _tie black spot and took to shooting gested for. the present one held by vacation in California, during which the legs off. a few unfortunate flieS' the squadron. Come on, men, let's time. he-attended a machinist school, that h a,ppened "'long. Deadeye and get going. You all have ideas, let's Sgt. Smieszek returns to 2062. Be Alvin York had quite a contest of it. hear them The squadron would ing stationed only 14 miles from Hol .Alvin was ahead by a flie's toe when like to have a trophy case. To get lywood, he was able to visit their Deadeye' came through with a split a trophy case we have to have canteen constantly. While at the hair on a sand flea' s finger. These thing to go in it. In order to obtam canteen he star-gazed at items two gentlemen asked your reporter these we will have to have a few ranging' from Heddy Lam::-rr t0 a not to mention any names "'s the _teams. The volley ball team is pa-w. strip tease act. questions asked might prove a bit tially formed and 9oes very well. we. ----------and too, the boys .are now need a bowling team, a: touch You can make ru tter from grass-very shy. football team ?-nd a basket ball team; aJl you need is a cow tnd a churn. Very few names have beim sug-Cpl. F. J. Johnson. Page 7 "OFF THE R,ECORD" MOSS SCRAPED FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF A Gl CAN: Your correspondent hasn't been around lately, having been slight ly busy, in fact I have been in the orderly room so often of late people think I am permanent CQ. I ran into super Sgt. Boyes yesterday and we sat down to en joy a reefer. 'Are you going in for sports,' quoth I, 'why are you wearing the catcher's mitt?' 'Catcher's mitt, nothing!' said Boyes, puffing away, 'that's my hand, I got this way arguing e 'tiquette with a gentleman on Saturday last.'. 'Did you attend the 348th party?' 'Well, I am told that I did and I seemed to enjoy it. What went on i n the past few days?' 'Well,' said the Sgt., ,'the big item at the old W. Trainer is the engagement of T /Sgt. Good son and T/Sth Terry Hyatt. of my favorite people.' 'Yes, mine too, I'm glad to hear it. Nothing like marriage for jOUng people, I murmured, stroking my beard, 'Did you hear about Vaughn? He thought he was the national league pennant and flew himself from full staff Then Pfc, Shultz was awai't:led a pair of silver plated riding boots for getting up and pulling KP for a buddy who was tired from working out at the Embassy Club. i ''Mlst else?' said I. 'Well, the well-known comedy team of Berg and Everheart did their waltz clog for the at the main gate and kept them howling for a half hour. Virginia Hyde is liaison officer between us and _our allies promoting international good will .all over the place.' 'What else?' 'One thing, said the good gray Sgt., 'you've been in the Army a long time haven't you, Gawd helpus?' Joined right after the battle of Bunker Hill,' said I. 'We 11 said Boyes you have e a t en a lot o f d i f f e r en t t h in g s in the service but now you have to eat crow, feathern and all. .. The comment you made about Cpl. Carpenter last week ... 'Ouch, said I. 'Amen,' sai'd Boyes, 'I realize you meant it in the spirit of good clean fun but she didn't think it good or cle an and not a bit funny, 'When you see her,' said I, t e 1 1 he r I 'm very so r r y abo u t it. She is one of my favorite people and I don't want her angry with me. Just tell her to b e tolerant because some day she will be old and beat up and ..on' t be responsible for what she says Brown Bombers A lot pf the squadron news this week is purely personal. Here goes: Among the junior sizes, "Shorty" Harris has been beating "Little Johnnie" Rhodes' time. With the recent award of Pfc, ra tings, the number of zebras was greatly increased. Among them was. "Wild Bill" J;:;.ckson, whose gjrl seems to go for that stripe. At the same time, four or five of. the boys lost that distinction. Crime. doesn' t pay! And for various mis.:. including extended sess ions with the galloping dominies, the. squadron is indebted for an extra Sunday beautification detail. There was some decrease in re creational activities on Sunday, the. lOth, with mdiosgetting a good play while the fourth game of the series was on. Most of the men were Yankee boosters so that not too much, money was at stake. As this is being written, members. of the squadron have: been out four consecutive days fighting grass. fires. Good training for the di ary squads but tough on laun. dry and teisure time. -Cpl. Arthur E. Williams


TYNDALL GUNNERS TAKE 3rd PLACE IN AAF Pictured are the five members of Tyndall's gunriery team which competed against nation's gunnery schools in the AAF shoot held at Buckingham Field, Fort Myers, Fla., last week-end. The Tyndall team took third place honors, hlghe 'st position captured by a T/F squad in the five national meets held thus far. The Las Vegas, Nevada, gunnery school will be the hosts of the next shoot, scheduled to take place in m ldSTUDENT TENNIS CHAHP "SHAKES" WITH RUNNER-UP November. _A"/C.George Wills blasted his way through to the student In the above photo, the members of the Tyndall team are .gunner tennis chimipions.hip by defeating A/C W.S. Smith in the caught by the cameraman on one of the trucks used on the moving finals on Tuesday, 6-2, 6-3. Wills drew a bye in the first base range. Left to right, they are: Sgt. William J. Mclnal.d, CUrtis Bryan, Mack Breed., H:i.gh Ostman and Ronald SuttJ.es, defeated the Anny sextet or Pvt. Louis Broward, Sgt. Ken Craumer, Sgt. Si ltk>ye, Jr., S/Sgt. Fred Larson, Pvt. Harry Bishop ant;l Sgt. Gilbert McCrary. Pre viously the Navy team had won over the Tyndal0eld shotsters by a 10 to 8 sco.re TORNADOES AND BAND TO BE FETED AT DINNER PARTY M:embe'rs of the post baseball team and the post band will be feted at a dinner party' staged in their behalf' tomorrow evening at the Panama Country Club, The party is being sponsored by the Special Service Office in recognition of the outstanding ability and sportsmanship dis played by the Tornadoes and the consistent voluntary efforts by members of the post band to provide quality entertainment at Tyndall social functions. Festivities at the country club are scheduled to begin at 7:00 P.M.


October 16, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET Pafie 9 TYNDALL'S BOXING PROGRAM IN FULL SWING NINE BOUTS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY NIGHT AT POST ATHLETIC FIELD George Murphy to Box Jim Okert Of Squadron D One of the 1 arges t boxing turnouts in the history of Tyndall Field is expected to be on hand to witness the nine-bout card on Morxlay night at the Post Athletic Field. In view of the great enthusiasm shown by spectators at the two previous matches, the site of the fisticuffs will be switched fran P. T. Area #2 to the athletic grounds where there will be more seating space available. The bouts are scheduled to begin at 7 P.M. RING STANDOUT Highlighting the card will be a match between Sq.ladron C' s George f '"1rphy and Jim Okert of Squadron Murphy has appeared in four fights here at Tyndall, and has yet to taste defeat. 1 Pfc. George Murphy of Squad-Also, as an added feature for ron C, whose skill in the box.,. the evening therewill be atmicpe ing ring has brought him four victories in the four bouts Judo bout between Sgt. Charlie he's fought here. Shirley, Judo expert, and 'JiF' s 1-----__;;-----------t own Pvt. Wong Tseng, well versed in the art of .fu j i tsu. The bouts, staged under the supervision of the Athletic Office with Sgt. Mel A1 tis as coach, will be al tem ately refereed by ls t/Sgts. Willi am Newsom and AI Barbier, both fanner pugilists in their owri right. Sgt. Newsom, top-kick of the 69th, represented the 5th Corps Areain tile Olympic boxing matches held near Chicago in 1919 and carne away with. the Army Middlecrown,. Sgt. Barbier rst sergeant of the 344th, was an outstanding boxer in high school, on the basis of which he was awarded a scholarship to L. S, U, where he continued his. ring career as one of the foremost members of the school's boxing squad: LAST MONDAY NIGHT'S BOXING RESULTS: George Murphy (Sq C) 147 lbs. vs. Chart es Blankenship (Or.c;l.) 145 lbs. Murphy by TKO in 3rd, Jim Castleman (Sq. C) 140 lbs, vs. Slugger DeSimone (344th) 140 lbs. DRAW. nvass Juleo (Ord.) 145 lbs, (69th) 150 lbs. Juleo by DECISION. Jim Middl em as (Fin,) 138 l bs. vs, Frank Coppa (344th) 135 1 bs. DRAW. BOXING STAR OF SQUADRON C USES BILLY CONN'S STYLE Pfc, George M.lrphy, of Squadron c, classifies himself as an am ateur in the boxing game, but he's far from being a novice in the ring. Ml.lllJhY hails from Ihiladelphia, Pa,, and began boxing ..men he was in 'high school. The proud possessor of a potent left arm, Murphy has patterned his style after that of Billy Conn --and is getting good results. Formerly in the Navy as an aviation cade't, George transferred to the Army upon failing to make the grade as a Navy ai nnan He is now 21, and has close to two Y<:!Rrs of service to his credit. Prior to his assigrment to Tyn dall, George at tended the armorer' s school at fucldey Field, and between studies he found time to canpete in nunerous boxing matches there. Appearing in 8 bouts, bested.his opponents in 7 of them and was awarded a pair of boxing and a robe for his excellent ring perfbrmances. Here at Tyndall, George has fougtlt in four bouts and has em erged victorious in each of them. His latest conquest was a 3 round T.K.O. over Ordnance's Charlie Blankenship. On night, Murphy is scheduled to meet Jim Okert of Squadron D. you've got a date: BOXING! MONDAY NIGHTS 7 P.M. POST ATHLEJIC FIELD TOP-NOTCH BOXERS OF SQUADRON C In addition to pugilist George Murphy, whose pic is on the 1 eft, Squadron C also boasts 9 other gunners who can be counted on to acquit themselves creditably. in the squ ared circle. Pictured above, (standing) they are Augustin Arroyo, 160 lbs.; Al Ragusa, 175 lbs.; Hector Sapien, 135 lbs.; AI Palmer, 160 lbs.; and Harvey Gordon, 150 lbs.; (kneeling) Hick Tsiropoulos, 135 lbs.; Jim 'Castleman, 140 lbs.; John Harper, 150 lbs.; and Roscoe Mitchell, 130 1 bs. FOOTBALL "GREATS', ( A C. N. S. Sp o r t s Chat) Here's one you can chew on awhile: Who was the greatest football player you ever saw in your life? Red Grange, perhaps, or Tom Harmon, or Bronko Nagurski? Or maybe Don Hutson, Mel Hein, or Bruiser Kinard? The best guess is that you can t answer this question at all. And 1t you can t you re 1n good company, because the best grid coaches in the country can t answer 1t either. Esquire Magazine in a recent poll of football coaches round that they all had their f!l.vorites, but most or them didn't agree with the other guys choice. Grange got more votes than anyone else and a lot or the coaches thought that the Illinois redhead's 95-yard touchdown runback or the opening kickorr in the 1924 Illinois-Michigan game was the best single play they had ever seen on a football field. That was the day when a Michigan player, at the opening kickd rr, turned to the Illinois center and .. "Wheres this guY Grange? We want to kick to him. He' s right by the goal posts, n the Iliinois center replied. Go ahead and kick. Michigan went ahead and kicked' and Grange relurned the boot 95 yards for a touchdown. Before the game was over, orange made rour more touchdown runs or 67, 56, 44 and 15 yards and Illinois won, 39 to 14. Bronko Nagursk1, the old Minnesota land mirie who gained more ground in the National Professional Football League than Gen. Montgomery did in North Africa, second to Grange 'in the Esquire polL Big Bronko, who retired from competitive football several years ago and has been doing nothing rut a little wrestling ever since h\ls announced that he's coming back to the Chicago Bears this. fall as a tackle. Third among the All-time football greats in the magazine poll was Jim Thorpe,the all-around man, who could do everything 1n sports but hit a curve ball !or John McGraw. Thorpe was followed by Tom Harmon and Slinging Sammy Baugj:l, a couple or moderns, while Don Hutson; the kind of the pass catching ends, was top lineman in the voting. Other stars who rated high in the Esquire .POll were Ernie. Nevers or Stanford; George Gipp, storied Notre Dame back; Ace Parker, the never say-die Duke University and Brooklyn Dodger star; Cliff Battles, or the Washington Redskins; Dutch Clark, great Colorado quarterback; Jarrm John Kimbrough, of the Texas Aggies; George McAfee, or Duke and the Bears; Bruce Smith, or Minnesota; \ol:ll zzer White, of Colorado, and Frank Sinkwich of Georgia, last season's top star. The late walter Camp, "father or rootball, n was parTfai' to a couple of old Blues. Pudg e Hefrlefinger, the grandfather or all the guards in t he world, was o ne or them. And Frank H in key, who made Camp's All-American team four times, was another. Stout Steve Owen, c oach or the :"ew York Giants, o nce told Grantland Rice that his all-time All-American backfield would be composed or Grange, Nagurskl, Thorpe and Dutch Clark. And maybe Nevers," he added


I' Page 10 THE TYNDALL TAR.GEI' SECOND CLASS GRADUATED FROH NURSES' AIDE COURSE LEGACY OF COLUMBUS Above are pictured seven of eight members of the second class of nurses' aides trained at Tyndall's hospital which was graduated at a ceremony at the Memorial thurch in Panama CIty I ast Sunday. They are, 1 eft to right, Mrs. Car olyn Cannon, Mrs. Marguerite Dunnam, Mrs. Ethel Ellerbee, Mrs. Elsie Oenslager, Mrs. Margaret Pratt and Mrs. lllala Reed. Mrs. Dorothy Kersey, the eighth member of the .class, is not shown in (Edito'f"ial Cont'd. jmm Page 2) he saw before him the low lying outlines of aheavily wood ed island, its shores lined with inhabitants. Upon 1 anding, he gave thanks to God with tears of joy and took solam possession in the name of the Spanish sovereigns, giving the island the name of San Salvador. It is a great heritage this legacy of America, left to us by an humble weaver's son of Genoa, and holding much more than the fabled wealth of the Indies. For in lmerica, whose rivers and forests teem with fish and animal; whose mountains are hills of hidden rich es; the persecuted of many 1 ands have found asylum and a sanctuary. Our progress as a nation has been fraught with peril and now is threatened by the giant octopus of wanton aggression. Loving our way of life and grateful for the gift of .Arnerithe picture. ca, we are. committed by pride 86TH SUB-DEPOt WELFARE GROUP SERVES CIVILIAN MEMBERS WELL The activities of the 86th Sub-Depot Welfar e Association build morale and promote good fellowship among_ the civilian employe s of the Sub-De p ot. Recognizing the ne e d for such an organization Major Loren A Bryan, Commc, n d in g Officer, met with the c i vilian personnel in May, 1942, to, discuss plans f o r organizing a wel fare associ a tion, and out of this meet-. ing came t h e present association. Section 2 of Article I in the con stitution of the Association sets forth. the purpose of the Association, which shall be "the creat io n of good fellow ship, the promot ion of social and ath letic activities, Eiding members in distress, and increasing the comfort, the p leasur e and mental and physical improvement of the personnel of the 86th Sub-Depot." After organizing in May, 1942, the Association sponsored a deep sea fishing trip and in t h e fall of that year gave a party Et the Di xie-Sherman Hotel. In t h e earl y spring of 1943, the Association gave another party and contemplates givirig another this f all. In June of this year the Asso ciati on began to give away a $25.00 war savings bond to some employe. w h o hr-. d not been absent from work for any reason during the month. Air e ligible names are put into a box: and a lucky n ame is drawn there from. The Associ a ti o n makes short time emergency loans t o its members -donates money to members in dis tress, sends flowers t o the sick and be reaved I recently a wreath was sent to Iowa), keeps war stamps on h a nd for sal e, and, in general, partz c: p a t es in oth e r acti vi ties of like n ature. Present offi(:er s of the Associati o n are: Irving M. president; Doroth y C. Loftin vice-president Ruth C o !lnell, se c n : tary; H. L. i els, E. L. Goo c hue, and Gordon Shurtl eff, members; Carl Varlin, c h a irr.1an of the membership commz ttee ; Thc.)la B l r : .cinvell, c hair m a n of the flower c ommittee, and J R. Saunde rs, c hairman of the social committee. Genesco, DI. (CNS)-Ira Wert a filling station attendant nized a: girdle for a ARMY TO AID P.O. DEPT. WITH EXCESSIVE X-MAS MAIL of ownership to resist With ou r very lives the alien, the violent intruder This we are doing --as they have done. Army vehicles of the Fourth Ser-before .. iJ. s. vice Command w tli be placed at the __ ..;:;.. __ dtsposa l of local postmasters for the Scout Cars Have 4-man Crews transportatio n of mail during the In certain armored units the Chriscmas hoiiC::_ys it was announced smallest organization is the four by Col. Robert H McCormack as-man crew of a scout or combat sistant postal office;:-, _car. !-"ourth Service Command. Availabilt_ty Wd! ue ue-.:eLt,t.ne..; o y iocai cornI (1f.. .,..._@D 0 :.. V 1 -E -.:(:1: S-_ 1 ana ror tne training of s o ldier s-will be loaned only in extreme cases, and tlletr serv tces w ill be limited to the distribution of h o lid;:,.y mail to Army p.,. j( posts, camps and stations. The Fost Office Department w ill carry as much of extra burden of matl as posstble, but when the. volume becomes too heavy, the Army wtll come t o rhe rescue. Mail is a pnme morale factor, and nothing must stand in the way of its delivery. "We know the. volume of Christ" mail w ill be he a vier th<:.n ever thts year," Col. M cCormac k said. "Thele are so many. more men and women in service, and since Fourth' Servtce Command trains more sole dters tha n any oth e r Command, we must prepaze t o h andle a record number of deliveries." The Post Offt ce Department, as in P "'s t years, w tll mamta m and service the ve htcles durmg thei r usage in the post al servtce. The War Department and the Post Offzce Departmer. t a lso are cooper atmg to make possible the delivery of hohday mail to soldiers overseas not later than To assure their delivery on that d all C hristmas packages for must be mail ed between September 15 and October 1 5.Details regardmg wrappmg, packaging and ad dres.smg may be at your lo cal post offices. Soldier Buys Barrage Balloon London (CNS)-A GI in Lon don put spot cash on the line for post-war of a barrage balloon. Wants zt sent nght to his door. Didn' t say what he planned to do with. it. Denver, Col. (CNS)-Robert E. Lee, a landlord, told the Office of Pnce Administration he wanted to evict an "objectionable" t enant n amed Ulysse s S. Grant. POST Saturday, 'WATCH ON THE RHINE Bette Davis, Paul Lukas. Sun,, Mon., 'SAHARA,' Humphrey BOgart, Bruce Bennett. Tuesday, 'DR. Gn..LESPIE' S CRIMIN AL CASE,' Lionel Barrymore. Wed., Thur., 'SWEET IDSIE O'GRADY,' Betty Grable, Robert Young, Friday, 'DANGEROUS BLONDES,' Allyn Joslyn, Evelyn Keyes. RITZ Sun,, Mon., 'SO PRCXJDLY WE HAIL,' Claudette Colbert, Paulette Godd ard, Veronica Lake, Tues., Wed,, 'SLEEPY LAGOON, Judy canova. Late Show Wed., 'FALSE FACES, Warren William. Thur, Fri., 'WE'VE NEVER BEEN LI

October 16 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET D/1 Yl AINKWD/Loo By BOB HAWK 1. What's the difference be-a "widow's peak" all refer to tween a Hturdrurn and a humbug? what? A hedgehog is just another name for: a weasel, a ground hog or a porcupine? 3. If you buy yourself a lot of lothes and charge than, will you get a "billet doux" for them at the end of the nnn th? 4. Arrange these cuts of beef in the order of their nearness to the front of the cow: flank steak, briske't, round steak. 5. Is it more likely that two short parents will have a tall child, or more likely that two tall parents will have a short child? 7. How many enemy planes must a flyer have shot down before he is called an Ace? a. Here' s a orcupine. 3. No -a billet doux is a love letter. 4. Nearest: brisket. Next: flank steak. l.Bs t:-rounl steak. 5. More likely that two short parents will have a t all child. 16. Hair. 7. Five. a. A nickel has no nickel in. it. 9. Freedom of Speech and Freedom from Want. 10. Climate refers to the average weather throughout the years._ Weather refers to the condition of the atmosphere at any time. Life Savers Whe n leavin g y ou r observation p osi t io n a lways go b y a route dif ferent from w hich you came. The ene m y m ay have discovered your tracks and be waiting for your return When cl i m bing a tree from which you are going to observe, always climb on the side away from the enemy and hug the trunk Closely at all times. I often pause and "wonder At fate's peculiar ways, For nearly all famous men Were born on holidays. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" 1 7 11 ::z.


Gunnt!rS of tht! Week PVT. EDWARD EAGLE Squadron A 0 Hails from Gary J IndianaJ is 28 years old and married. Attended local high school where he participated in dramatics Following high school he went into carpentry work in the \ employ of a large construction company. En 1 i s t e d i n Nov J 1 9 4 2 in Ch i -cage ... Went to WacoJ Tex.J for liaison pilot training Sent to Sheppard Field for reclassification after washing out as a liaison pilot. SGT. ROBERT ELSTAD Squadron C En 1 is ted Dec. 1 2J 19 41 at S t, PaulJ Minn.J his home town, Is 27 years old., .Played baseball 'for high school varsity ... Em1 ployed by Minn. Mining Co. as a potenti'ometer operator. Upon enlistment) remained at Fort Snell in Recruiting Service Division for three months and then was sent to Spence FieldJ Ga.J as a mechanic ... Signed up for glider pilot training and needed but two more weeks to complete course when curtailment program interferred. GUNNER OF THE CLASS PVT. MITCHELL SHADID Squadron D Top gunner of his classJ he enlisted in FebruaryJ i943 ... Received basic at Sheppard Field J Texas. Attended Oklahoma U.J where he majored in Petroleum Engineer. in g. Won three letters as a member of Okla. U. football team-received honorable mention on Libertys All-American football selections during his junior year. Is 23 yeare oldJ married and hails from CityJ Okla. A/C JOHN HENDRIX Squadron E Calls Greensboro) N.C.J home, Is 22 years old and played four years of varsity football for his high school squad ... Went to D a vi d son Co 11 e g e f o r f r e sh man term and then went to work for a construction company as a bull dozer operator. A member of Class 43-42J Hendrix enlisted as a cadet in July J 1942 ... Washed out during basic at Walntlt RidgeJ Ark ... Completes gunnery course here this 0 0 S/SGT. WILLI AM BAEUMEL Squadron B NewtonJ Kan sasJ 'is the hom!'! town of this 22 year old student / gunner ... Following graduation from local high school he went to work as an automobile mechan-i c. Enlisted in the Infantry AprilJ 1940J and saw most of the country during the numerous maneuvers .. Transferred to AAF in AugustJ 1943J to order to get overs e as W a s p e rm i t t e d t o r eta in his staff serqeant stripes ... whic(l he acquired'as a platoon r.;;. -,. -sergeant. SGT. DON ALD. S. WOLFE Squadron E A member of Class 43-4SJ Wolf is 25 years old and a native of AnacondaJ Mont .. Graduated from t he 1 o c a 1 h i gh s c h o o 1 .. P 1 ay s a good game of tennisJ winning the city championship in 1937. Enlisted in the AAF August 20J 1940 and was sent to March FieldJ Cal.J where he was assigned to the Communications Squadron ... Is a graduate of Scott Fi.eld1 s radio school ... Was a creamery technician in civil life ... Hopes to go to South America. after the "duration 0


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