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.Page 2 THE TYNDALL TARGET !'' T_a_r_!,_e_t___, PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR PERSONNEL OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, PANAMA CITY, FLA. Copy Prepared under Supervision Of Public Relations Officer. Printing and Photography by Base Photographic & Reproduction Sect ion. Art work by Dept. of Training Drafting Department. The Tyndall Target receives aterial supplied by Cawp Newspaper Service, War Dept., 2011 E. 42nd St., New York City. Credited llaterial aJ NOT be republ!shed without prior.perission fro11 CNS. TKIS MUTUAL INVESTMENT OF PATRIOTS War is expensive and peace was never to be cheaply bought. If there are still among us those who incline to an opposite view, then truly America's fears over the decline in her birthrate are groundless-for the infants are still with us. Destiny has plainly marked this nation for her own, and the role of favorite son while preferential, is without accompanying grants of legacies. (But, in instrumenting the American Revolution she gave to more than a million European colonists the gift--of America). The men who boldly affixed their signatures to the Declaration of Independence were the f1 rst Amer i-eans to purchase War Bonds. For the_y had unreservedly pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, to the defense of their rights. And there 1fere men of the kind that Robert Morris was--who gave unstin tedly to the foundling government. What could they expect in return? Surely not interest on their money---for never was principal more unsafe. Yet they were the first to back the attack. There were other wars in the years following the critical period of the Revolution. Wars in which the fortunes of the young republic stood at their lowest ebb, and when all was lost for want of enough money with which to buy supplies and pay. troops. But always, in the darkest ho'ur, patriots came forward with money to back the attack and save the precious cause. Back the attack! "I am tired ot backing the attack," said one well-intentioned American. Yes, fellow .A.mer.ica .n, we are all tired--but alive. Look around you, and see in fallen France .and Poland, those who no longer have an attack to back. Regard them carefully, fellow American, the faces of the long hungry the bodies of the dead. Their fate will not be ours, fellow American, you and millions of others like you decided tpat,when you bought your first War Bond in the gray days after Pearl Harbor. Do you remember that first $18.75 you sent across? What was your thinking then? the government needs ON THE ALERT JESUS1 INJUNCTION TO THE DISCIPLES IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE ARE PARTICULARLY APPLICABLE TO MEN IN THE SERVICE. "WATCH AND PRAY, LEST YE ENTER INTO TEMPTATION! 11 THESE MEN WERE PUT ON GL'ARD AND FELL ASLEEP. I DON1T NEED TO TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENS TO A SOLDIER WHO FALLS ASLEEP OR IS CAUGHT OFF THE ALERT ON GUARD. Goo HAS A LAW TOO AND REPEATED OFFENCE WILL MERIT A COURT MARTIAL MORE SEVERE THAN THAT OF THE ARMY. GUNNERS WHO ARE CONTINUALLY ON THE ALERT ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE CASUALTIES, BUT THOSE WHO ARE NOT SPIRITUALLY ALERT INVITE ETERNAL DEATH. Y 0 U A R E 0 N G U A R D AL 'N A Y S B E 0 N TH E A L E R T 7 S A Y S JESUS. "WATCH AND PRAY LEST YOU ENTER INTO TEMPTA TION111 friant to be a gunner, man? A gunner you can be If you've a nerve, a stea.dy hand, An eagle-eye to see Ere your crafty joe espies And fills you fttll of lead. If h e t ak e s you by s u rp ri s e, You'll be a gunner dead. fian t to -be a gunner, man? Kay God help you to be Out to fell the Devil 's clan, Nan's greatest enemy. L e t h i m take you by s u rP n s e Or catch you off your guard, And you'll faLl to neverrise, When from God's helP you're barred. --Chaplain Frankl in SCHEDULE OF SERVICES PROTESTANT Sunday SUnday School at Post Chapel g:oo A.M. Worship at Colored Recreation Hall 9:00 A.M. Worship at Post Chat>el 10: 00 A.M. Worship in Skunk Hall own 10: 00 A.M. Evening Worship at Post Chapel 7:30 P.M. Tueaday Fellowship Meeting o .7:00 P.M. Wedneadsy Choir Rehearsale:00 P.M. CATHOLIC Sunday Masses Post Cha:t>el 8: 00 A.M. Post Theater 10: oo A.M. Post Chavel 11:15 A.M. Dally Masses. . '" o e 5: 30 P.M. Contess10ns Saturday, 7:00P.M. / / (and any time the chaplain is 1n orrice) JEWISH this money now in ten years I'll be older it come in handy then and so you thought, all News From Your Own Home Town Worship Service Friday, ?: 30 P.M. through the second and third 'War loan campaigns, as you continued to buy the bonds and back the attack. We have come a long way since then--thanks to the. 18.7t'Ps. It's no military secret that they built the planes and turned out the guns that did the big Jobs in the South Pacific and in North Africa and Sicily. There were casualty lists after those excursions, but you kept them low. And now in the little time left before the great est attack the second front it will again fall to you, fellow American, to back 1 t. To see the 4th War Loan strongly through to it's destined end. On that great day, when the last qannon has roared and the air grows sweet and clean again you will sense in the peace that rises slowly the true return on this mutual ir.tvestment of patriots. E. T. D. East Haddam, Conn. ( CNS) -A local housewife has managed to keep her new maid content by sitting up one night a week' with the maid's baby. El Paso, Tex. (CNS)-Martha Raye, large-mouthed movie comediene, has filed suit for divorce .against her third husband, Capt. Neal Lang, of the Army. She .charges incompatibility. Hollywood (CNS)-Frank Sinatra has been requested by his Beverly Hills hotel to dissuade his admirers from fainting in the lobby. Indiana, Pa. ( CNS) -Harry Turner's auto was stolen. Later it was recovered by the police. It had a tank full of gasoline and there was a guitar on the front seat. Monahans, Tex. (CNS)-A tenyear-old girl recently gave birth here to an eight-pound, eightounce son, according to a doctor's report. The doctor said that the girl was of average size and weight for her age. Mobile, Ala. (CNS)-Mobile has abandoned its brief experiment of serving ladies only at state operated liquor stores. The plan was discontinued by the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board after a one week trial. Newark, N. J. (CNS) -Like three of his brothers, Andrew Jupin, of Newark, has been arrested as, a draft evader. The arrest of Jupin followed that of his brothers Joseph, Nicholas and John, who are already serving five year sentences on conviction of dodging the draft.


January 29, 1944 THE TYNDALL TARGET MEN MAKE EXCELLENT SHOWING IN PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTS; 75 PERCENT OF PERMANENT PARTY IN TOP THREE CLASSES 25th Altitude Makes Best Record With Rating Of 60; Field's Average Better Than That of Most Stations Student gtmners and pemtmEn t party personnel of Tyndall Field made excellent showings in the physical f1 tness tests condlcted between July 17 and December 31 last year, according to a prepared by Lt. Harbin B. Lawsm, director of physical training. Th.e rq>ort stated that 75 pet' cent of the permanEnt party was in the "excellEnt," "very good" and "good" categories. Of the students, 98.39 p ercent rated the top three classes. Highest average by -pennanm t party organizatims was recorded by the 25th Al t1 tude Training Unit, which had a -physical f1 t ness rating of 60. Three or ganizations--thP. 40th, the 69th, and the 30th--tied for second place with 54. Th.e average for pennanent ty personnel in the three types of tests given was sit-ups, 9 pull-ups and 54.3 seconds for the shuttle nm, making an av.,;r age physical f1 tness rating of 52. Officers averaged 46 sit-ups, 8.1 pull-ups, 53.7 seconds for the shuttle nm, making I'll average rating of 54. Students, on the average, did. ffi sit-ups, 11 pull-ups, ran the shuttle in 50 seconds and had average ratings of 63. Tyndall's pennanmt party. show ing was good conp ared to the averages turned in by a group of other stations. Forty-five -pet' cent of the Tyndall men were rated "excellent," compared to 18 percent "excellents" t'or the other group, 7.73 -percent of the Tyndall! tes -irere "very good" COOl Jared to 3.78, 65.83 were "'good" to the other group's 46 percmt. in the sane category. antly higher thm that of pennan mt personnel. "e. The general differEnce in age of the trainees md party personnel is certainly an infl.umtial. factor. Th.e average f1 tness rating for the organizations follows: 25th ... 60 349th 52 932nd 48 40th 54 350th 52 344th 47 69th 54 446th 52 907th 47 30th 54 2062nd.52 308th 46" 3gth 52 Med1cs.52 l003rd.45 34Btlt. .52 .. !!65t_l.l 50 Fin 42 I LATE NEWS IN BRIEf I Anzio was named as the Italian port where Allied troops made their amphibious landing last week. The Allies occupy a stretch miles wide and 6 miles deep. The u.s. State Department yes terday suspended all shipments of oil to Spain. The Senate is scheduled to vote upon the Lucas-Green soldiers' vote bill Monday, while the house is not expected to take action on a similar bill until Tuesday. London underwent its 7ooth air raid of the war 1 ast night. Berlin was again visited by the R.A.F. early this morr.ing in what was reported to be a very heavy raid. The Admiralty l slands in so. Paci fie were bombed by Army and Navy planes for the third strblght. day. The Argentine Cabinet is re ported to have resigned in a body in order to permit Ramirez to choose a less m1l1tant group. Nazis report that the Russians1 are clo s ing in on their last strong;1cld in the crimea at Kerch. BASKETBALl.! TONITE: 8 P.M ,TORNADOES vs. MARINE ELEC. The report said it was "illogical to asSlllle that the physical fitness l"atings of pennment pal'r cy persormel cm approach that of' the for the following TUESDAY -8 P.M. reasons: TORNADOES vs. COAST GUARD a. Pennanent personnel mgage in only three hours per week.. (1st Half W 1 i nner Pl c.yoff) T/F BOND-A-HONTH BUYERS (via the PayrolL Ded1.lCtion ?tan) Pfc. Francis McArthur, Glen more, La., gunnery student; purchases a $50 War Bond each month. Pvt. Charles Crittenden, Birmingham, Ala.; purchases a $25 War Bond each Pvt. Mary Cashnavi, Ernest, Pa., cook; purchases a $25 War Bond every payday. "b. Trainees mgsge in Preliminary Games at .sP.M. imately hours per week. Pvt. Rudolph Schaub, Glen-"c. Th.e physical training pro(See Sports Page For Details) dale, N.Y., armorer; buys a gran for trainees is more intense.. $25 War Bond every payday. "d. Gmeral.ly thephysical. cal-AT THE NEW POST GYM Above are but four of the _i_b_e_r_o_f __ th __ e_t_r_a_in __ ee_s __ ___ privates on Tyndall Field OUR FRONT COVER Our front cover this .week is a timely shot of gunnery student Pvt. E. C. Thompson of squadron B, buying a bond from Sgt. Lovett of the Finance f ice. This scene Is being dupli cated all over the country as servicemen and civil lans come forward to do their share In putting the 4th War Loan Cam paign across. Pfc. Robert Coe took the picture. who, by purchasing a War Bond each month, demonstrate that rank and a large paycheck are not necessary In order to back the attack wl th War Bonds. Capt. Reed Salley, p9st War Bonds officer, announced that the recent campaign among mil Itary personnel on this field resulted In a 10% Increase in bond through the payroll deduction plan. Meanwhile, the field's civIl ian employes are being can vassed by a group of officers' wives fn order to give every employe an opportunity to part 1 c I p ate i n t h e 4th War Loa: n drive. Page 3 WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK SUNn4Y 12:45 P.M. --Music11l Hour, Post Theater, CJO Misal Commentator. MONDAY 12:30 P.M.--Squadron A&R Repre sentative Athletic Ole. 7 :00 P.M.--Movies, Station Ho pi tal. 8 :30 P.M.--Movies, Sq 711SDAY 8:00 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO, 8:00 P .M.--Movies, Colored Rec Hall.' WEIWESDAY 12:30 P .M.--Special Service Non Com MeetinA, Post Libr11ry 7:00 P.M.--Protestant Choir Re. hearsal, Post Ch11pel. 7:00 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show, Pool. 8:00 P.M.--0.1. Dance, Rec Hall, Permanent Party Only. 7HURSDAY 3:30 P.M.--Tyndall Cancer t Band tfoc:/'. 7:00 F'.ftl.--lr'ovies, Ho11pi tal. 8 :00 P.M.--GI Dance, Rec Hall, Students Only. 8 :00 P.M.--Dance, Colored Rec Hall. 8 :30 P.M.--Rec Hllll Toni,ht, 8:30 P.M.--Movies, Sq. FRin4Y 7 : 30 P.M.--Boxini, Receivinl Sq. 8:00 i .M. --Movie, Colored Rec Hall. SA11JRDAY 7:00 F.M.--Movies, Hospital. 8:30 ReceivinS. Sq. SEE S.S. BULLETIN BOARD AT POST EXCHANGE FOR LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS TYNDALL'S BAND HAD BUSY YEAR A check on the record reveals that Tyndall 1 s band has had a very blsy year. Between Jmuary and December 31, 1943, the band has played a to tal. of 1, 175 performances, or more than three per day for the entire year! Tyndall 1 s IIB..lsicians, tmder the direction of C'!'ll Joshua Missal., played for 246 dances; 48 variety shows; 261 serenade programs tor post personnel; 45 graduations; for ei!!P t parades in Pan!llla City; 39 concerts; :.> reviews and !lards of bono r; t110 ship l8Unchings; 382 perfoJmances, including re treats, escorting of' !IIlllery studm ts and Christmas caroling, and more than DO other events. PRESIDENT'S BALL AT D-S The annual President's Ball will be held at the Dixie-S'lennan hotel in Panama City Morrday night, it was announced this week. Th.e affair, gi vm BnlUally tor the benefit of the ftmd to fi!#tt infantile paralysis, will be tmder the sponsorship of the PanBIDa City Pilots club. Music for the dance will be furnished by Cy Delman and his orchestar. Tickets will be $1.50 '!)er person and may be purchased in advance at the Di:rlc-Shennan or fran any m811ber of the Pilots club. WACS START NEW RADIO SHOW Two weeki y radio p to acq.Iain t the public w1 th the role the Wacs are playing in this war are sched.tl.ed to begin this week. 'Ihe Public Relations Office annO\IDced that the progr.ans are to Emstate fran the field over WJJIP. According to presmt plans the progl"SDS w:tll be heard on Mon day mornings, 9:45-10 A.)(.. and 'Ihursda:y evEnings frail 8 to 8: 1fS. lbris CroWley of the Tyndall WAC detachmm t will promce the air shows.


Page 4 As I P. f. c. IT NOW ANC FOREVU I n a b eautifUlly timed amphibious operation, Allied rorces landed o n I taly's west coast at an und isclose d point 3C mile s sout h or Rome Allied scrategy may be pre sumed to be the straddling o r both the App'ian Way and the Via C a s1lina, 10 mlles rutth e:inland. These roads running n orth ar.d s outh are or vi cal im por:ance to F"leld Marshal Albert Kesselring s anny, representing as they do the Gennan life-line or supply. Auementing their ini tial landing success against the already out!lEllked German defense lines--the Allied ro:-ces pushed ahead !rom th e Neto.mo bridgehead an d a r e now :acing inland to seize tt. e all important Rome roads bero r e th e Nazis can mass in sur flcient rorce to counter attack. The Allie s are lacing the rtallan boot tightly and its erreot has been to throw the Naxis or stri de Anoth e r rew weeks or this so:t or should v.Ti te tl"Je closing chapter or their cir culation. Just a few months ago, war risk .cargo insurance rates were higher than the German HiAh Command's np j n ion o I i t s undersea c r a It. Coincident with an Btlnouncement of a further reduction in insurance r11tes, was the statement by Air Vice Marshall R.M. M .S. Saundby, RAF bomber command deputy chief, 'that U-boats have largely Aiven up trying to attack Atlantic convoys.' The men of England and America 'who Ao down to the in ships' are resolved to keep the U-boats on it's bottom--and more than one Wilhelmshaven d gar' hu Aone down smoking for a nickels worth of surfacin/1. S l o wly, L eningrad is being W1 thd rawn r rorr. the in !1 nn grip or the N&zis an d th e attenuation or the r a r North Ring or the Nibelung is proceeding. Hourly under the pulveri z i n g assault c r the surg ing s otiets, Teuto n strength is wani n g an d th e tide or battle is at ebb !0r th e w eary Hi tleri. t e s A lmost l i terall:' speaking, t h e German s l e g e army Leningrad i s wlthln an e l l's l er.gth o r c omplete encircl e m ent. The S ov iet's trap has been c arefUlly set t h e area o r the s nare is being steadily reduced by the hunters, an d i t r e ma: n s only ror the prey to corr.e aroul o the gle aming J a w s F'or when b etter m asse-traps are bullt--N azidoms rats wlll surely b e a t a pat!'. t o the door or the m a ker. Earlier this week $1 planes sportin/1 the insiAnia of the slow ly Rising Sun fell out of the, skies over Wewak and Rsbaul to rise no more, This p11rtial eclipse of the RisinA Sun should not be confused with the predicted solar eclipse which will shortly be visible to watchers in the South Facific. Shooting the Rising Sun has become" favorite practice of Allied /IUnners who pre/e r a Cal. 50 machine /1un to a sextant in this delicate navigation11l operation. And their skill in 'dead reckon inA' ia wi tho'ut challen!le by the mounting liGts of ]'apBrleae dead. THE TYNDALL TARGEI' MY FAVORITE PHOTO This photo of Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault, commanding general of the I U.S. Army Air Force, Is the favorIte of Wac Pvt. AI ta Chennault Moore, a second cousin of the general of Flying Tiger fame. It came to her in a Christmas card a few days ago from "somewhere in China. Pvt. Moore's grandfather nault's father. She is on Her home is in Miami. was a brother of General Chenduty in the post I i b rary here. The general's Christmas card bore on the outside the tiger emblem of the Air Force. Inside were printed pictures of Chinese scenes and the words "Greetings From Somewhere in China. Oddly enough, the censor's stamp general's envelope bore the signature tenant. on the outside of the of a Jowly second I ieu-Excessive Prices For Train Food Gouge Soldiers By Camp Newspaper Service Because the Restaurant Price Branch of the Office of Price Ad ministration has received many complaints from serviceme n particularly in the South and West, about overcharges for beve rages and s andwiches sold by train pe

QJESTIQIJ: "VII-i AT IS TtiE GREATES T CHANGE THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE ON TYND!ll.L Fl ELD Sl NCE YOUR .ARRI V !ll. 7 (AsKED OF 10LD TIMERS") Interviews and Photos By PFC. IDBERT A. a>E K. MI!rCHKLL, Pos t Photo Section: "Many great changes have taken pLace here during the past tu.xJ years, but I the fieLC. beootifocation Program under capt. Brunner has ">rought about the biggest change." THE TYNDALL TARGE1 Squadron E Men Busy Building City Of Tents; SQdn. Gunner For Speed Wins Prize If, per chance, you have been in the vicinity of squadron E recent ly, undoubtedly you would have observed the "busy as a bee" attitude of the men there, industriously constructing the new homes commonly known as "Tent City, in which many or the students are now making their quarters. They are not proud, and in this case, ci r cumstances alter cases. It can be said, however, that these new homes are a safe and clean place to live in like the barracks, for the students are seeing to that. Coach Leith reveals that the basketball team got off to a bad start by losing, 36-26, to squadron C in the first game of the season. We do not like to make excuses, but it was not until a few minutes before the game that Leith actually knew who the fifth man on the team would be. In regards to class 44-5, just having returned from Apalachicola, we find something of particular interest; one of the.men in that class completely dis-assembled and assembled the 50 cal. machine gun in a record time of 3 minutes and 30 winning himself a prize of $25. Nice going, soldier. This week marks the compl etion of school here at Tyndall Field for all those in class 44-5,. and we wish the best of luck to yon all at whatever yon may encounter in the future. --SNAFIT --White Squadron Flashes Orientation Lectures Improved By Use pf P.A. System Lt. Goldstein and Cpl. Hardin deserve a lot o! credit for the fine manner in which the orientation lecture s are given every Monday night. The public address system proved to be a success Monday and it sel!ms as though most of the fellows .really enjoy attending these lecttrreL P!c. Koury, who got in his P. T. too late last Saturday to get credit for it, would like to ad vise the rest of us that taking it during the early part of the week is much better and far more easier than taking it on at the Nwnber 1 are a. It is a mystery how P !c. Den ward Curry can bang that car o! his around like he does and still live. It might be tha!. he has nine li, ves. Most of the boys who had two sheets on their bed cheerfully turned in oneof thein but a few fellows are afraid they're going to find it hard getting in to a short sheeted bed late Saturday night or early Sunday morning after enjoying an evening in one of Panama City's night clubs. We are all anxious to see how our basketball team turns out. If it is as good as our bowling team, it will be a hard team to beat as our bowling squad still holds the lead over the other teams in the inter-squadron league. -Sgt. C. A. Mat!' FREE DANCING TO VOLUNTEERS Page 5 LESSONS FOR Gl ENTERTAINMENTS Plans for presenting a musical show at Tyndall Field w:l. thin the next two months--using Tyndall Field civilian personnel and G. I. talent--are being marle by the Special Service Offlce. A call for dancers 'llho may wish to take part in the show was issued this week. Max H. Barton, civilian enploye of the fire department, who was a dancing teacher for seven years, has volunteered to give free adagio, b .allroom and acrobatic dmcing lessons to personnel de siring to p 8.rti cipate in the program. Lessons are being g1 ven in the alininistration blilding at Tyndall Homes. Anyone--maleor fanale, civilian or military-wishing to take les sons in preparation fur the show may telephone at 2133 to make arranganen ts. It is plan ned to have singers and other talented personnel take part in the musical event, which is to be p-roduced in con,jrmction with the T/F b1111rl. Enlisted men or officers w1 th talent who wish to volunteer their services fur m tertainnents on the field are requested to tum their names in to the Spe--: cial Service Office. A nwnber of entertainments are being plan ned fur the coming months and a large variety of talent is needed to insure their success. JAHKS A. JIAfERS, Post Office: "[Jndoubtedry one of the greatest changes to take. .pl.ace on this fieLd in the past tweLve man ths has been the improvement in recreation faciLities. S q u n d r o n B I Veteran Of Missions r SuppLy Maintenance: "from the stand Point of quan,tity, the greatest change on TyndaLl fieLd has been its personne. for the past haLf year it's been a case of 1HeLlo1 and 'Goodbye.'" P YOUNG, ess ron: "Since food pLays such an importcm t part in bui Laing moraLe, I beLieve the change to fieLd !Rations and the subsequen.t .dOL ing out' procedure has had o great effect on the enListed men of the fieLd." T/ ''Most of the 6 Ld timers wiLt me up llhen I say that the major change on th.is fieLd has been the 'evoiution' of P.T." 1 ACROSS 1-Good material 24----Born for the ArmY spare one goes 6-Kind of officers well with sauer-trained :;at Ft. kraut Des Moines 2&---Th!s doesn' t last 11-What a soldier long on Army from the 'Corn-mess tables husker' State is 28-State south of 12-Recent all!ed air North Dakota 31-Russia Never mer Hamburg, Surrender s (ab. ) collapse Cologne 32-Non-coms must and lessen.. ... know how to 13-Street (a b.) handle these 14--A one-pounder 33-Part of a troop costs you six bits 34--What soldiers in the PX think of their !&-You can get this pay raise with ease 35-Dry-land bat-17-Composer Of our tlesh!ps national them 37-He hangs around 19-Camp the mess hall all is In th1s State day Power-38-0f greater age ful Armies (a b ) ... 21-The Japs are em fly!n getting a cold 42-Army Pilots are reception here trained at. thts 23-Handy item in a field deep 1n the gas attack heart of Texas trained at Fort 43-Boob-catcher !-Aleutian spot becoming hot for DOWN 2-Kind of room hard to find In neighboring towns on weekends 3-These are read to you every six months (ab. ) 4----K!tchen Aid Society (a b. l 5-Your 23-Across prevents the ....... of polson gas o-what ArmY coffee seldom i s 7-All you have to do to get a furlough-If you're lucky a-Cavalry Sergeants (ab. ) 9-What the 18-Down are playing for in Solo mons !()-Kind of attack the Japs are eood at 15-Mechanizatlon has marked a new ....... in warfare !&-The A E .. F 1s full of staunch ones from 48 states civilian clothes are in me Army 22-What commandos must do !n the dark 23-You can do half the Mikado here 25-What Majors are next to Lieutenant Colonels 2&---Th!s fort !s !n Nebraska 27-An infantryman needs a stout one 2&---A day room makes a nice one 29-Gen .. Doolittle and h i s men gave.......... a token of TNT 3()-What many enl!sted men do for OCS 32-A g rand old name 35-Beginning of a telegram 3&---The end of waste 39-DEML without enlisted men 41-Ha!l Corporals! (ab.l By 5/Sgt. Ray Crow Reprinted from the Ft. Wood (Mo.) News In Mediterranean Area Joins SQuad ron AI though the results of the inSpection last was not good, Scpanron B promises to have the "E" flag at the next inspection. Let's not have another 57 on in Spection. Our basketball which has Reger and Regm as forwards, Cas anova as center, Ginger and Grm t as guards, defeated Squadron "C" Sunday by a score of 46 to 28. Nice going men. T/Sgt. J1111es H. Cox, a student of 44-9, recently returned fr001 c001bat. He was with a B-26 out fit and during. the invasion of North Africa, Sicily and Italy piled up furty. (40) missions to his credit. Sgt. Cox wears one silver, and two bronze He is twenty-four years old end comes rrom Natchi tocher, La. Cox is to be stationed at this field upon completion of school. We wlll be happy to have you with. us md good luck, Cox. Lt. E.S. Justice is back with us again after a well earned 1 eave. Sgt. BRcker has a new mber in his fllllily no-a boy! Cpl. Demns has left on-furlough. Gone to the great White Way and hopes to get married. _Sgt. E. c. Cogswell Target Back Available At Issues Library A 1 arge supply of back issues of the Tyndall Target has been turned over to the Post Librarian fur file purposes md also fbr distribution to military per sonnel who are saving their Tar gets. A limited mnber of early issues of the paper can be obtained from the Target office if the library StWlY is exhausted. ihere is no charge for the papers.


Page 6 THE TYNDALL TARGET NEWS FROM THE SON OF FAMED TEXAS GOVERNORS, "MA" AND "PA FERGUSON, ARRIVES HERE FOR GUNNERY TRAINING Pvt. Truman E. Ferguson, son of "MA" and "PA" FERGUSON, former governors of the state of Texas, -recently was assigned to Tyndall Field for. aerial gunnery training. Young Ferguson entered the the service in December, as an av i.,tion cadet. t\t the time of his induction he was a student at Texas University wnere he was majoring in pre1 aw. Following his elimination from pilot training, Pvt. Ferguson was sent to Lowry Field for armament schooling. .Ofter his graduation from gunnery school here he hopes to be accepted for the Armament O.C.S. When asked about post-war plans, Ferguson rep I ied that he to ret.!Jrn to school and get his Jaw degre& H i s m o t h e r, M i ram ( a ") Ferguson became the first female governor in the country when the people of Texas elected has as their head in 1927. At the cone! us ion of her. two year t e rm, Texans gave the Fergusons a vote of confidence by electing Jim Ferguson to the gubernatorial position, and then, in 1930, re-el ect!d "Ma" to the capital at Austin. Ailthough hi _fparents have --Cadet Detachment-PVT. TRUMAN E. FERGUSON now retired from public life and are devoting all their time to their ranch, Pvt. Ferguson vividly recalls the excitement and experiences that go along with being the son of a governor, whether it be your mothe:r o r your dad. Among the more famous personages he has met were Wil I Rogers and a former President of Mexico. AI so, he shares the friendship of Texas' famed Congressional pair, Rep resent at i ve Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House, and Senator Tom Connally, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. CADETS TICKlED PINK WITH P.T. PROGRAM CHALLENGE CANARIES OF OTHER SQUADRONS It is pure folly to introduce 110 characters like the cadets of Class 44.-8 without a master of ceremonies; but then, this column is fully folly. All of us took a crack at being wild blue yonder boys. After an average eleven months of A. A. F. trainin!l and a re:p cure from pilot training shock, we arrived at Tyndall to discover that G. I. scalpings and Maxwell discipline were not unfashionable customs. One of the more delightful things about Tyndall Field is its varied P. T. progr1111--we don't run the obstacle course on Sundays; it gives 1 em a chance to wipe off the blood. Seriously, we don't object to the p; T. program but i t1 s about time to quit showing us that second reelof the "Battle of Russia. We want everyone. to notice where that big blue ba!lner is stakec! out this week. They tell us that the "E" award rarely adorns the Cadet Detachment. Only yesterday a Naval officer dropped in with a con tract for 3, (100 gross of roller bearings. Re-cla:,si fied for bomb ardier training, we gadgets of 44-8 are well award of the importance of aerial gunnery to our future cor.-: bat job in the "greenhouse." Tyndall's ne-. cadet course is a rough and eager one--those who 4oubt are invited to watch our taur line go by. 'lie tlill wear our winged bullets with genuint! pride until bombardier's wings replace them. There's a new song about the streets of Tyndall which we really want to sing, but all we've h eartl is the refrain as we march by the other squadrons. It goes something like "the raggedy bottomed cadets are on parade. Let us hear the other lyrics, boys, and we' 11 show you how to sing it. Speaking of song; we may have some daub ts about being the best gunners to leave Tyndall, but there's no outfit in the Army which will be able to stand up to us when it comes to singing "Ohio. Who is the local brasshat that spent his kolli tch days in Columbus, anyway? 'Before we dine boys, meet my wife--and Aet those foolish n otions out of you head!' --Instructors SquadronSolomon Becomes Dad; Gibbs Runs .Table; Bryant Recoi Is First of all, we extena our heartiest congratulations to SgL Solomon who became the father of an eight pound baby girl this week. Botli mother and daughter doing fine S/Sgt. Bast, a big wheel at the Weapons DeJ?t., spent half an hour the other day look ing for a very important memo he spent half a day compiling. He finally found it. Someone filed it in the G.!. can just outside the Weapons Dept. Old Dead-eye Gibbs walked in on a g am e o f e i g h t ball the o t be r day, looked the situation over, picked up a cue stick, e.nd politeJ.y ran the table ending the game. Also known as a tough one to lose. Saw SgL Bryant field-strip a 45 Automatic and when he replaced the recoil spring and recoil spring plug his finger slipped. Oh well, 35 feet isn' t too far to chase a recoil spring coil. Got a good look at Sgt. Gary spending a three-day pass chop ping stove wood. Closest Gary has corr. e to working in three years. Look on t Gary, sometimes those things become habit forming. Last seen trudging down the road was the instructors squadron en mass spending a quiet evening watching an incendiary demonSquadron D --NEW SQUADRON SIGNS ARE COMPLETED; CLAIM SGT. DUFRANE IS IN DAZE Well, this week sees o.u r new squadron signs being put up in front.of each of the barracks and they sure look swell. Our squad ron commander had to work the swing shift to get them comp,leted, working part days and part nights, but the signs show that the work was done very well. S/Sgt, Smi tb and Pfp. Quick have begun to follow in the footsteps o! S/Sgt. Snowden in their basketball careers. Monday night they played for the Instructor's Squadron, which lost their game, with the Finance squad, but still and all they played their hearts ouL I see where Sgt. Dufrane's mind seems to be running along the Michigan border right. now. Anyway he received a telephone call Monday night fran way up there and seems to be walking around with a crowd of question marks above his head. If Cpl. Reed doesn 1 t keep away from those meals he receives in town he's going to end up Mister 5 by no kidding. If there is anyone who wants to have pictures put on their envelopes before they send them home, just come to Squadron D and see Pfc. Montague, he's the ori g inJ!Y sJaqs!lqnd '2 pow ppoo '""''"'o:> JappnJ puo U!J a16u!s o soy puo swooq J!Ol U!MJ uaaMJaq 5! 05)0 S! ay1 JOJn6uopaJ V sd!l 6U!M. papunoJ A11onba l50WJO Jado1 JOau pa:>oJq puo 11ny s6u!M. !O sa6pa ay1 6u!M. o soy 11 sd!l papunoJ pooJq paX!J puo 'sau!6ua ayl !O pJOM. 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January 29, 1944 The war this week has been marked by violent Allied at tacks on two major, fronts. In Italy, a powerfhl Allied force landed behind the German "winter line" at a point oh the west' coast about 25 miles south of lbme. Ehany sources estimate the size of the landing party at 00,000 men, and concede that it already has seized Netttmo, L1 ttoria, Ap rilia and Velletri--1:!.11 of which are on or near the coast south of &me, b.lt well to the north of the German .defense line across the Italian peninsula. The surprise at tack already has cut the main coastal railroad and highway supplying German forces to the south, and may well force the Nazis to w1 thdraw from their socalled "winter line." ln that case, Rome would quickly fall to Allied troops, and the next German defense line would be established somewhere to the north of' the Italian capital. However, Allied cotmilanders frankly declare that a power ful German .counter-attac.k. is expected. 01 Monday and Tuesc:Ucy", f'1 erce Nazi assaults com pelled Allied f'orces to withdraw from some of their positions bef'ore Cassino, key year siege of Leningrad, Russia's second largest city, w1 th powerful drives that forced back the Nazis south and east of the besieged fortress. Simultaneously, other Soviet attacks were in progress ther to the south. West of Novgorod, a Illssian attack pal cut the main Leningrad-Vi tebsk rail wey, ah important link in German lateral comnnmications along the front. South of the Pripet Marshes in the central sector of the front, Red Anny troops of Generals Vatutin and Rokossovsky had crossed the border into pre-war Pol md, and a.re threat ening the supply lines of German forces still in the bend of the IXrleper River. The Germans are making no pretenseofthe fact that their situation in Illssia is critic al. Q.Iestion of the year: If the Ge:mians can not hold back the Russians, what chance do they have of holding back two million additional British and American troops Ythen they land in western El.lrope? It was a busy week for the Allied air forces, too. Ellr ope received another pasting from British and American city on the German "winter b:unbers, which concentrated line., By Wedn esday, these their high explosives on the attacks were djmfnishing, and heavily fortified "invasion it seaned clea.rthatNazi Rl.eld coast" of Ellrope. A week ago Marshal von Kessel ring was Berlin was JX>unded w1 th 2, tal W1 thdrawing as many troops as tons of TNT, dropped at the po ssi bl e from the "win rate of 100 tons a mirrute for line" to deal a heavy blow almost half an hour. against the new Allied beach-In the Pacific, m erican head in his rear. By niid-week, heavy bombers carried out powthe Germans were withdrawing erful new attacks on Par8IIIU f'rom Cassino. shiro, great Japanese base in However, the most critical the lfurile Is1 ands, northeast 'I' phase or any amphibious exof' Japan. And other bombers pedition is always in the in-were dealing repeated blows at itial (as in the case the Japanese-held Ma .rshall of Salerno) and this phase is Islands, in the western Panow over f'or the .Allied troops cif'J.c just south of the Equat in the beach-head south of or. Rane. In fact, the original There were indications that landings were made w1 th practhe attacks on the Marshalls tical.ly no opposition, and the might be a prelude to a land Allied tbrces are now better assault on this i.mpQ_rtant isprepared to meet the counter-land group. Late last year, attack when it comes, however American marines seized the fierce it may be. Gi .lbert Isl.ands from Japan--* and the Gilberts lie just to In fussia this week, the Red th-e .southeast of the Marsh Anny COOtpletely lifted the alls. .IULV ZT. IIORSES#O GIOB5'!.4 LtADTI2@PS 100 ENEMY. .. GIVING AID TO WOUND&D, Pfr12AIU'A ({)N{)EQ ])!J<.CT !/RlJ W0!2k:D TO IN '1.5 YJJS. OF JAPS-GIVINGFIQST AID TO THQ!;EOF HIS BUDDI&S .. .IULY & 9, .Q .. PETQAgCA, INTENSE.MJRTAQ BAQRAGE, PUG OUT WAS BURIED BY DEBQ.lS IN A FOX-HOLf.. ttG+liM 1"0 CONSCIOUSNESS & CAUSED +iiS 'f:V/J& UA110N ..... 8th Air F o rce Destroyed 4 100 Planes in 1943 By Camp Newspaper Service A dramatic report on the growth and accomplishments of the British-based U S. Eighth Air Force was given in a transatlantic radio broadcast recently by Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker, the Eighth s commander during 1943. Gen. Eaker, who now has command of Allied Air Forces in the Mediterranean, told his listeners that in 64,000 offensive sorties over Europe during 1943 the Eighth Air Force dropped 55,000 tons of bombs, destro y ed 4 100 Nazi fi.ghters slashed German fighter plane production by almost 40 per cent and escaped with an over-all loss in heavy bombers of less than four per cent. Bombers of the Eighth have penetrated as deeply as 800 miles into the heart of Germany and U S. fighters have destroyed the best the Luftwaffe could send into the air, the general said. In De cember, the Eighth broke all records for the weight of its offen sive against the Germans in the west, he added.' This massive assault provides a str:iking contrast to the first American raid on the continent from England, last Jan. 27 when the Eighth managed to send 5 3 Flying Fortresses over Wilhelm shaven At that time the Eigh t h's entire strength was about 100 planes Today the Eighth is strong enough to send 1,500 planes into Adolf Hitler' s Fo r tress Europe at Summaries for 1943 were re-LIFE SAVERS -, BEFORE CROSSING wir e enta ngl e m ents examine the m as cl osely as possible f o r anti-personne l rr.ines w h i ch w o uld w a rn the en e my o f your h WHEN CRAWLING clo s e to the enemy a t night move ca refull y a nd ca uti o usly. Feel the g r o und a h ea d o f y o u b e f o r e ea ch m o vement to b e c e rt ain y o u will n o t hit a nything w hich will r e ve;ll your pr e s e nce Wacs May Follow Invasion Force London (CNS)-There is an excellent chance, says CoL Oveta Culp Hobby, that Wacs will be sent to th e European continent after Allied forces have estab lish e d their lines The Wacs may tak e part i n the rehabilitation of Europe sh e added. leas e d as folows: Fortresses and Liberators dropped 34,976 tons of bombs and U. S. medium bombers dropped another 20,024 tons. Altogether the Eighth destroyed 4,100 German fighters and damaged 1,821 others.


Page 8 THE TYNDALL TARGET \Vith \V ar-\Von Wings "For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails, Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rain' d a ghastly dew From the nations' airy navies grappling in the central blue." -Tennyson. He who wrote these lines a century ago was more than a poet-he was a prophet. In a day when the steamship was still a marvel he envisioned the marvels of modern air trans po rtat ion. He foresaw too that freedom of the airlanes would someday be threatened, as were once the ocean routes, by savage pirate nations that the heavens he pictured as alive with commerce would swarm instead with winged killers that the airborne bales of peacetime would be replaced by cargoes of destruction. Men of the Army Air Forces, it is you and yol:u com rades of the "airy navies" of all the United Nations who are filling the heavens with shouting. Your guns will hunt the killers from the skies. Your bombs will find the bar barous cargoes' source. Your brave white star will be the morningstar of tomorrow's brighter world. Already the sky pirates reel back across the high frontiers. The heavens above Africa have been freed. And those other skies of Europe China the Indies their turn will come. You of the aircrews shall make possible all the wonders of the commerce-teeming heavens Yes, and with your war-won wings you shall pilot those "magic sails" to the far corners of a peacetime world. From the Laredo Arm Air Base 'Cactus' Furnished by Special Service for use on Orientation Bulletin Board


January 29, 1944 Band Box--Jap Outer Ring Defense Discussed; W/0 Missal Post Singing Officer Having taken up the invasion of Gennany from all possible angles the week before, the Band last week turned its attention toward the defeat of the enemy in the Far East. Again under the super vision of Capt. Freeman and Lt. Rusher of tbe Spf>cial Service Of fice, the discussions this time entered on the breaking dO\\"D of apan' s outer ring of defenses. Various theories and ideas of attack were discussed; even the book written by Major Si versky, "vic tory Thru Air Power," was mentioned. In thEfuture, now that the picture of how things look all over the world has been covered, the happenings of the week and their significance will be discussed at these weekly Orientation meetings. CWO Missal returns today to find in addition to his other du ties, he's now Post Singing Officer. He's been on a well earned leave of absence out 1\'est. For the benefit of those that haven't noted the Dance Band too closely lately, it might be well to state at this point that there re two dance bands One \ plays the Rec Hall on Wednesday nights and the other plays the same spot on Thursday night. You be listening and we' 'll be looking for you then. C'pl. Stein Medics PT Camouflages D.T. S; "Mac" Strays; Butch Gets Gift Our most recent addition to Apalachicola already has solved the transportation problem in order to be near the little woman over the weekends. He foolishly admitted to me that he's delivering newspapers on a suburban route that pays for his transportation back to camp. It's nice to see so many men lt for PT nowadays--but it is ore difficult now to ascertain 11hether the PT is responsible for their beaten up looks-or whether they have yet to recover from last night's hangovers. Pvt. Rickenbrode was sadly missed the other night by the men in his immediate vicinity. They all agreed that it wasn't like home with Rick unheard from--but Rick insists that it was more like home than they could ever imagine. Those playful little taps on the shoulders of PFC. Sapp by WAC Fountain have a far greater meaning than just "brushing off flies." And speaking of the WAC influence on our happy little told that McDennott ow spends more time at the WAC ayroom than in our own barracks. Butch Pellerin received a most appropriate gift the other day. Prior to our departure to the "Isle of Guadalcanal" he receives a foxhole cushion that is supposed to "ease the pain. (Should no Butcbers be called to overseas duty again though we'll give you a more appropriate place where that little gift will come in mighty I That was an amazing deal that John E. McGinnis, financial advisor for the Tidwell-Gagnard estate, made in Mobile not so long ago. At this writing, Tidwell has an awful headache--Gagnard is a patient in his own THE TYNDALL TARGET Page g J 1 ACCUSE or Pass the Biscuits Pappy we only get one slice of bread By PFC. GAWDHELPUS Because of a night I spent locked in a I have been acting peculiar even considering the tolerant standards of the Walle1 Trainer. I was walking through the PX wearing a hand full of steel wool fastened to my chin With chewing when I m e t a young lady. She hailed me and in vi ted me to sit down and join her in a bowl of Borscht.. "You must be someone I know" she said "Because all the men I work with are nuttier than fruit cakes or left-handed players." "True, said I, "Sad but true I am old Gawdhelpus himself and I wear this Bernard Shaw spinach because on me it looks gooc l and besides I don't want people walkin& up and consoling me. "Why should they do that," said she, showing the usual Wac lack of perception. "Because the old Waller Trainer has gone to pot, Myrtle. It has fallen on evil days as any fool can plainly see, even a person from Scra'll ton, Pa., .can see. "I see the army hasn't taught you close-order drill yet!" I wept for a while in my Bor scht and continued, "all my little chums have been shipped out Redbirds New A r r iva Is Moore leaves; Becomes Ace" Welcomed; Krobi ger We have seen quite a few changes in our squadron in the past two week's. The "welcome" mat has been thrown out to all new mem-bers of our outfit. I'm sure everyone was sorry to see Lt. Murphy We wish him much luck in his new assignment. Hajor Carnahan will conduct our regular Friday night "getto-r;eth us. The basketball under the supervision of lst/Sgt. Heidema, got underway this week, and met their first opponent. From the looks of thinli's in general, concerning the team, we should be vic to rio us. We hope! T/Sgt. Moore of the Aircraft Rec Dept., bas left us for Apalachicola. Replacir: : him will be our "good buddy" S/Sgt. Mullins, who has just returned froo1 there. We also Welcome a newcomer to tbe Dept., Pfc. Oakley. The Sightirg Dept. has lost some of its men to the Jam Handy ororganization, and we do mean you, Sgts. Hagan and Mooney. Speaking about tbe Dept. we all love, a new fangled contraption that re cords hits and rounds fired has been added, and Pfc. Kobriger has been crowned "ace since he has demolished so many Jap and Nazi planes en the screen. Definitely combat mate:rial! even Runkle the Golden has been Wac t i viti es shipped back to the states. Sgt. Retreat Reca I cit rants Boyes and George are no more Hornack., Sciacca, W'hi ternan, Rita Review Line-up; Cag I e Mersili have been sold down the Concentrates On Curves river. Moore the lovely Texan, MacNamara and Butch Rishel. Down lower Minnesota Avenoo "What about them," said the way: Culprits Holloway, Gale and gentle Nyrtle, "were they shot the Sack (origin unknown) were down in flames?" "Worse than going to beat the line-up at chow that, 1 moaned. wiping my eyes after retreat. Circumventing the with my fatigue hat, "they have whole Wac area, standing a pri-been .sent to work down on the vate retreat formation of their line." "Now," I con tinned, "some own, and then creeping commando one thinks we are a bunch of Welch style and stomach turtle-wise beminers and that we can sing." hind the formation, they reached Sgt. Henderson (old blood and the mess hall door. Via the in-film) thinks Namendorf is Frank ter-com system, Chief Mess Hall Sin.atra and can lead us .. this is Whipcracker Mary Lee sez (oh horthe severest blow to American rible quote) cale, Holloway and morale Pearl liarbor. "Well" Sack will stand at the end of the said Myrtle, "look at the Ruschow line." More Wacs than seemed sians, they sing all the time. possible appeared. And the three Are"y9u any better than the Red sweated out each and every Wac. Army?" I transfixed her with a From now on they will stand in look full of daggers (Daggers, regular fonnation or walk bland-steel Mll "That is propaganda ly out the front door ala Cozens about the singing Russians. The style or ostrich style a la HedonlY, Russian I know is A1 Koplow lund and Bowen. No more will be i tz and he sings worse than George said as 'twill only lead to Kurchen." "Well, T.S. or Terribly bloodshed. Sorry as we used to say in the In tellectucal Sgt. Cagle has a I. R. A., said Myrtle as she rose huge volume on the pal.nless re-to leave. "Box, ole chum," I im moval o t excess avoirdupois and plo red as I grabbed her "pay she's really knocking .herself out for the Bor!

P age 10 --The Flaming Bomb-RIDULPH TO RETURN SOON; GUARD TOUR GETS ONE'S GOAT The personnel o! Ordnance is changing !&st. With regret, this outfit bids adieu to Lts. Lake, Applebaum and They left for other stations. Coming back into the Ordnance on 4th will be our former top-kick, Sam Ridulph. Congratulations to Sgt. Ingargioia. 1 Tis rumored he married while on furlough. Also good 1 uck to Cpl. Ediker, who also took the step It surprised quite a few of the boys to find out that the orientation lectures given by S/Sgt. Ponzio, and P fc. Delbyck could be enjoyable plus education I .... Cpl. Evans' artistic drawings symbol izing Tyndall Field are worth appl au din g. QUKSTIONS AND SUCH: Has Cpl. Badker been smoking a corn cob pipe very long, or is it a recent birthday gift?., Have any of'yoU fellows been visiting Sgt. Harlan at the Hospital? If so, who is that pretty nurse working in his ward? Is it true about Sgt. Clarence Wrenn having been an Undertaker and embalmer for a period of 9 years? Pleasant dreams, Sgt. Wrenn??? Who is this Pvt. K., that is feudin with Cpl. (net ter? Thoughts of an Ordnance SNAFU Guard Post I 2: He men tally reviews the General 0 rders, especially number two. At 7: 30 he starts walking his post in a military manner and noticing every thing within sight or hearing. While marching, Sna!u hums "I'm Dreaming o! a White Christmas, or thinks about the fine furlough he just had. BUT-on the se.cond tour of guard duty (2: 80 A.M. I, the -coldness makes him believe Jact Frost lives in Florida. The song he now tunelessly whistles is "I'm Dreaming of a Warm Christmas." That creaking door and moving shadow doesn't help matters. Yet a cup of coffee would imp rove his morale. The marching is seemingly making his fiat feet to curl upwards. His downhearted thoughts are about the next fur lough--only 6 months away. A certain rmnor about being busted for inefficiency is causing him to sweat mentally. What a li!ewha t a li fP.--r;ood-ni te all. Ex Lax in Holland is kno'Nrl ss AJ tch cl esnser. 'Darling, I could sit here snd do nothing but look .st y..,u forever. 'Yeah, thet's fllhst I'm beginning to think, too! The alogsn for a nice evening s entertainment: So-fa snd --I f \ i n /, 1 i \ ( ; I 1 -I THE TYNDALL TARGET SALLY SEEHORE ... "1 'm sorry, Captain, but this is Wednesday .night, And neither major, colonel nor Ace in flight Could get me to break THIS evening's date! H ep G. 1. s and the T/ F band a re so 1 i d b a i t, And this gal Sal wi 11 Rec Hall bound To display a figure enticing-but gowned!" \ Strafe Bombing in The South Pacific A "double feature" on strafe bombing in the South Pacific, thrilling detailed accounts of how AAF light and medium bombers are r e aping big result s by this dar ing and highly s killed appear s in the Feb r uary i s sue of AIR FORCE. Author s of the twin arti c les are Col. Donald P Hall, C.O. of a 5th Air Force attack group, and Lee Van Atta, International News Service war correspondent. Mr. Van Atta describes how Jap ship ping is strafe-bombed and Colonel Hall di s cu sses its application to enem y airdromes. In addition the AAF official s ervice journal in February conbins article s and photographs on A-36 action in the Mediterranean theatre, the Air Wacs, the Army Airways Communications System, movies from the combat theatres, the aviation engineers, plus its reg ular maintenance and technical features. FEBRUARY AIR FORCE THE OFFICIAL SERVICE JOURNAL OF THE U. S. ARMY AIR FORCES OUT NOW! Get a copy-Read it-Pass it on! The Army Chair Corps By One of .Them [ A contributor has sent the following,. which app eare d in the Tampa 1'1'ilmne with no other by-line than th a t shown,] (Air-Army Air Corps Song) Here we go, into the file-case yonder Diving deep into the drawer. Here it is, buried away down under That damned legal stuff we've been searching for. Off we go, into the C O.'s office, Where we get one helluva roar vYe li v e in mile s o.f paper files, But nothing will stop the Army Chair Corp s


January 29, 1944 ... New of ficers on postdriving around PC Sunday Discussing the beauties of the local countryside, no doubt : Great fun,wehear, at the Off1cers' Club Candlelight ?ance week .. A good time, 1t was sa1d, was had by all T/Sgt. Bill Coultrap conducting the band in the absence of Mr. Missal .And doing a fine 1ob of it, too Casual bservation department: Life is v ne fool thing after another 1 ave is two fool thincs afte'r each other. Are you buying an extra War Bond this month? The new 4th War Loan is on, you know .. Sgt. Hortrce O'Shields and his missus head for South Carolina on tne first .. The town, gentle mere, is Buffalo ...... What with Guido Conte and SjSgt. Joe Morales furloughing, Sgt. Dick Morris is having a field day at PT ares 2 Suggestion: Cancel all classes for the rest of year (!R$4!?) ... Smitty and Jean, Earl and Marie, Dick Bobbie, fishin' last Sunday on. Msssalins Bayou .. Total catch: 17 .. A man paying alimony l:s like a GI who saves his money nd buys a bicycle, then lets til the boys in his squadron use it. Scores of officers arrived last week for co-pilot training on B-24s ...... When M/Sgt. John Tart goes to the commissary he really puts out the points .. 183 in one day! ...... pvts. Chis hokm, Trarrrnel and Maho rney off for three days to Valdosta, to get some dump trucks But they're back again, none the worse for wear ... Lt. Jack Goldsmith in New York on leave Taking in all the latest plays, we '11 wager There are now. two Stegers on the field, as if one weren't enouoh There's T/Sgt. Lawr ence R. and Pvt. John G. Steger ...... Pvt. Louis L. Sapienze has left Tyndall Tech for Pigeon School .. No kiddin', there's one at Gulfport, Miss. THE GAG BAG: The ]sp admiral reported to the 'Son of Heaven': 'We blasted Pearl !!arbor; mission not so successful. We blasted Wake Island, not so successful. We blasted Miaway Island, not so successful. We blasted Batsan and Attu, no good. We just a bunch of no:good blasters.' Big Hearted Yanks Pay General's Fare London (CNS)-Gen. Sir Fred erick Pile, Commander in Chief of the Anti-Aircraft Command, was approached by two American privates during a blackout. The Gis, who didn't recognize the general, asked him the way to West Kensington. Gen. Pile hap pened to be g'!ing !he same way, so all three piled mto a passing hack. After an interesting conversa tion in the dark cab, they reached their destination and the Amer icans offered to pay for the ride. ",Oh, no,." said Gen. Pile. "I'll pay. I m seniOr to you." "You may be," said one of the Yanks, "but you don't get as much pay." Synthetic Rubber Use Grows Washington (CNS) -More than 50 per cent of the needs of the Army Ordnance Department are now being filled by synthetic rather than natural rubber, Maj. Gen. L. H. Campbell, Jr., Chief of Ordnance has announced. THE TYNDALL TARGET PERT AND PURTY Characters, meet Miss Ann Baxter. The petite 20th-Century Fox starlet has been seen recently in "North Star" and comes to the Post Theater soon in another fine film. Look for her. But right now look AT her. PI enty nicE;, huh, bub? Aviation Squadron-BROWN BOMBERS BOAST BAND, BOJANGLES AND BUSTLING BASKETBALL TEAM Duke Ellington and Benny Carter had better look to their laurels, for a red hot jazz band is in process of here, and when it' s ready to go, the j itterbugs will have their day. "The Bro1m Bombshells of Rhythm. as our swin gsters are known, have been practicing faithfullY for the past '!leek under the expert leadership of S/Sgt. Willie K. Daniel and Pvt. Purnell Willi81Tls. Our band is expected to make its fonnal debut at a War Bond dance to be held in the Recreation Hall early next 100n th. "Fred Astaire" Scott, as Pfc. Franklin J. Scott is known to hi.s more intimate friends, really stole the show at the bi-weekly dance held :4.-ast Thu 'rsday night at the Recreation Hall. Scott, energetic keeper of our day room, really wowed the onlookers with his variety of steps. where a barn dance and a -fish fry was in progress. There were about SO snappy looking Farmeret tes present, and our squadron did itself proud, to say the least. Mr. Jesse Word. director of the USO, acted as master of ceremoniet', and turned in a No. 1 job. Not satisfied with its showing in the first game of the season, the post basketball team held two rugged practice sessions this week, and is now ready to take on all comers. Mistakes which cropped up against Rosenwald High were ironed out and an attractive schedule is now in the process of fonnation. Our team is expected to be a member of a four team league, which includes clubs from Panllllla City and the Wainwright Shipyard. More about this later. PERSONAL RUMORS: Wonder why Page 11 Dee.r Aunt Lulu: In what shape would a !P.llow be 1! he 11 stened to all the goo d advice handec o ut? Keep his back to the wall, his ear to the ground, his chin u'p, his nose to the grindstone his shoulder to the wheel, a level h ead, his thumbs u p and both teet on the ground. Perhaps y o u an d I r.culc d o 1 t--bu t wha t about t h e o n e anned paperhanger w1 t.h the l. tch? Lovingly, Laur.celot Legerdenain P r l va te, AAF' Dear Launcelot: He'd find some way to scratch. Always, Aunt Lulu-belle --Rugged 69th-SMOKEY BURNS UP AT LINE CRASHERS;AND LETS CHIPS FAll well, here we are again With our toes all ma shed and mangled from being trampled on Sunday evening at the Post Theater. Wonder why the MP can't keep the officers from entering .the theater on the enlisted men's side of the tuilding. I, and several other enlisted men were about fourth in line when the doors opened and by the time the other side of the line gave us a rush about fifteen of us had to stand back while someone else shoved ns aside. Speaking of rushes and rushing why not bring Sgt. "Curly" Me serve into the limelite. We hear from reliable sources that he sneezed just once down town Sattidy night and bit another GI. who was standing at least twenty paces away. Sgt. Meserve says his GI Dentures are still a trifle loose. From the looks of things it seems that Pfc. (should be Sgt. I Billy Boins has Erwin "My Buddy Slezinger' s number about this old thing called hitting the Sack early. Why do you comb your hair before retiring Erv; see your Gal in your sleep? What makes Cpl. Mealor so fat and sassy? Cute, a in 1 t he? We're going to move the full length mirror into the Squadron Supply Room so one certain S/Sgt. can stare at his it ty bit ty pu rty self all he wants to. It was just asked by some P fc. (no n81Tles men tionedl why T/Sgt. John Mitch ell goes and buys some of this here whatchacallit--mabe leen or something like that. Now John, you know your soup strainer is supposed to be RED. Just asked Eddie Swartz why he was such a killer with the women and he sure had an "on the ball" answer. Says Eddie: "Just let Nature take her course. Yeah, but what kind of a course does that leave a bashful boy like Willie the Wink Thurston or that Male Man Tenney? For this Column I say I shall at least get a Dental Appointment or maybe a nice Ton r of Guard-i t1 s bound to be one of the two, so pray for we' uns. You rn, Smokey 11'i th a weekend restric.tion ing them in the face, members of our squadron really went to work on their barracks last Friday night, and received the excellent mark of 98 in the weekly inspection. As a result, our commanding officer lifted all restrictions, and most of the boys headed for Panama City and its USO, Pvt. -Richard T. Odom is called the wolf of. the squadron .. Or why Pvt. Charles Burns answers to the name of Buck Jones ... Another ping pong tournament will be held in. the near future, and the present ch!llllpion, Logan Roberts, faces a stiff fightto retain his title. On r handyman, P fc. Hubert Hall, is doing a fine job of keepillg things in the squadron repaired. Whether a broken window or door hinge, an emergency call is issued for Hubert, and the damage is repaired without delay. -Cpl. A. E. Williams


12 TORNADOES TIED FOR TOP HONORS AT HALF-WAY MARK IN USO LOOP Meet C.G.s Here Tuesday In Play-Off Tyndall's 'llhlrlwind court scpad, the Tornadoes, completed the first half of the u:>o League's schedlle tied for top honors ld th the Coast Guard quin te t. These two te!lllls will meet here Tuesday evening in a one g811e 'play-off to decide the first half ch1111pion. 'lhe Tornadoes lost bit one gane during the first half competi tion, and that was to the Marine Electric aggregation. The Tornadoes face the Marine fl ve at the Post toni te at 8: 00 P.M. 'lhe contest, not on the regular schedule, was arranged in order to give the Tyndall team an opporttmi ty to avenge its defeat. Fbur student !pintets ldll meet in two preliminary games schedul ed for the evening. 'lhe f1 rs t will start at 5: 00 p, M. Pacerl by Pfc. Sid Friedm811 of the x scores of last week's contests. 215TH (26) 344TH (21) F .IIHJICE (38) !JIST. Sq. (315) II artin. 15 Coon. 115 'A.nile.rson 3 ilillhollen., ... 3 Rill. ......... o Crane .. ....... 2 Hines ......... 6 Sith .......... o Schrieber ..... o Waite .......... o lloore 13 Stout .. : ....... 15 Role ...... .. o Alescavage ..... o Costigan .7 Snowden ......... 6 Stevens ...... 17 Cleents ........ o Leonard .4 Whitefield.. .... o Hastings ...... 2 .... : .. o Eanuel. ...... 1 Bi!utto ......... o 8chriener 2 Service ... 0 lfull en 4 'Bernardslci o lfEDICS (32) Bernhart o Finley ..... 4 Hughes o R rown .......... 1 Boswell. ...... 2 Stack .......... o Weatherford 4 lforat 1 Van Cott ..... 14 lfankin ........ (I 349TR ( 21) Ransen ........ 3 Ross ........... 6 Davis ........... 1 Thur an 0 Bennett ....... (I Gowland 15 Schneller 2 Lawton, 4, 69TH (152) Angell!. ...... o Cronek., 4 Stone ........ ; o Brenner 7 Genegrilli. o Byrd .......... (I Walker ........ 15 Prysi 4 Jones .. o Rugb es 2 Hunter ........ o .. Rfggenbo tto 2 Edwards o Judge 2 patterson 15 j Quick 2 40TH (26) lfa:well ........ 8 Sith o Jaclcrel Bhlodzilc 0 Keltner 11 lfatonalc 2 Till leo o Sollon 6 446TR ( 16) If o slcov i ch G CoYaleslci. o Roussai 1 Wolf 0 Flannigan ... 3 Jorgenson .... 6 G add 1 Gleeson Robbs o 3150TR (22) Ravenscroft a Beznoslca a Carr 4 Churilli 0 Black 1 4 Wagner Allenborg l5 Loud is 2 Leon ........ o Sills .......... o Fritz B 34STR (151) II assey .. 2 Poleyn 6 P au I. ... 0 Runt ... ,.6 Hlin ....... 4 Neill. 4 Martin 4 Heisinger 0 Kobriger 4 Copa ......... 9 Klein feller 2 Wisner o Olllespie 12 Rab-er o Graha11 2 Qll ( 16) Jones Saith, G ,'2 S11ith, J 2 Andrews .. 3 Gregory 2 DeOrio o Alford 2 INTER-SQUADRON BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK NON DAY G'Ua.,..dians vs. 0 .,.-dnancs vs. InstnJ.cto.,-s vs. tJa-th. (Rugged?) !lUiS DAY finance vs. Tt'hite ltashes Tt'EDNiSDAY Cana1"ies vs. Det. vs. ALt. f1"ng. G'Unner111akef's v s. 31JJJth GROUP I KEGLERS LEAD IN OFFICERS TOURNEY 'lhe Snafus posted a neat 907 to tal in their opener against Group I's keglers in the of ficers league Thursday night, bit they couldn't keep it up 'lS Lt. Canali rallied his league leaders to take the next two and the match, thereby maintaining their 4-game advantage in the loq> standings. The second place Bell Ringers lost no ground as they also won two of three w1 th Group II, and kElJt right after the loop leaders, while the Grenlins took over third place undisputerl by virtue of their twin wins over M. o. Q, The red-hot Sluggers bumed up the Retreads tldce in the last series of the night to climb' in to a tie for fourth 'POSition with the Snafus, and thus extended their winning streak to 11 out of the 12 games oowl ed. Lt. Georgeson turned in a 235 for high single, but Lt. Johnson rapped out 233-187-188 for 608 and third high triple of the year. Team honors of the evening went to Group I with 2510. 'lhe _standings: W L Group I 23 7 Bell Ringers 19 11 Gremlins 16 14 Snafus 15 15 Sluggers 15 15 Group II 12 18 Retreads 10 20 M.O.Q. 10 20 POST Sun,, Mon,, 'mE 9:JNG OF RUSSIA. Robert Taylor, Susan Thesday, 'mE S'IDER YOMAN,' Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ji'ed,, Thu rs,, 'mE FIGHTING SEABEES;' John Wayne, Susan Haywa'rd; Fri,. Sat,, 'LIFEIOAT, Tall ul sh Bankliead, Henry Hull, RITZ SuJ;t,, Mon., 'HAPPY LAND,' Don Ameche, Fran.ces Dee. Tues,, Wed,, 'CRIME DOCTOR'S! STRANGEST CASE,' Warner Baxter, Thurs., Fri., 'TRUE TO LIFE,' Franchot Tone, Mary Ma rtln, Sat,, 'RIDERS OF DEAILINE,' Wll1 i am PAN AHA Sun,, lion,, '&>ULS AT SEA, Gary Coorer, 'George Raft, Tuesday, 'SUNID1tl JIM, John Kim-brough, Wednesday, 'MOONTIDE, 'Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thursday, 'A .HAUNTING WE WILL

January 29, 1944 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 13 40 y ANKWDZII By BOB HAWK 1. Most or the crops in this country are planted 1n the spring, but some cereal crops may be plan ted in the !all. Name tWGo 2. What !s Scrooge's given name? I 3. There are several types or laughter; what's the d!f!erence between a giggle, a chuckle and a gu!!aw? 4. I r a dJllar bill !s IJer manently destroyed, !s this a loss or a gain to the u.s. gpvernmen'tT 5. Cabbage IJreiJared in differ ent ways has di!!erent names. Mention two of these. 6. What is the di!!erence between an ode and a sonnet? 7. What was the only cabinet to ever address Congress? a. Hull, Eden and Molotov are considered the B! g Three o! the Moscow con terence. Name two or the Big Four o! the Versailles con !erenc e? 9. on a standard IJ!ano the r e are 52 white keys and 36 black keys. How many comiJlete octaves are there? 10. Does an adult need nearer 1,000, 3,000 or 6,000 calories a day? YANKWIZ ANSWERS 1. Wheat, barley, rye, oats. 2. Ebenezer. 3. A g1 ggie is supiJressed laughter. A chuckle ls just audible' laughter. A gurraw is a loud burst or laugJ:Jter. 4. It is a gain. 5. Coleslaw, red cabbage, Dutch hot slaw, creole cabbage. 6. Ode is a IJOem sui table to be set to mUSic; a sonnet is a IJOem or 14 lines. 7. Cordell Hull. a. orlando -r ta1y Clemenceau France Woodrow Wilson -u.s. David Lloyd George Englan d 9. Seven. 10. 3,000. If she looks old, she's young; if she looks young, she's old; if she looks back follow her. '' BALANCED RATIONS "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" The guest was being shown to his bed in the haunted room by his host's faithful but rather sinister-looking retainer. At the door of-the room they paused. 'B-b-by the way, said the guest; 'has anything, era un usual ever happened in connection with this room:>' 'Not for over fifty years, sir.' And what happened then:> asked the guest with a sigh of relief. A gentleman who spent the night here appeared at breakfast the next morning, came the re ply. (FOOD IS .AMMUNITION I l?ONT WA.PIE IT.' -==========: TOMYS Sl'5G1At. l BAI\13!iQU6D" SHO!ti


6UNNERS WEEK GUNNER OF THE CLASS SGT. JF,SSE M. FOLSE Squadron B Sgt. Folse hails from Lockport) La.J is 20 years old and played varsity basketball while attending the Lockport high school. PFC. JOHN F. SEGALLA Squadron A Has had i8 months of service in the AAF. Was stationed at Pfc. John Segalla. 'tinds up his gunnery training here as top gunner o f hi s c 1 ass J having pre""' William Northern Air BaseJ in viously captured G.T.W. honors T see and at Drew .Fi eldJ two weeks ago. Hails from Canannes J aanJ Conn.J where he worked as a after three and, a half months grinder operator in a defense in tl'\e Aleutians us an armorer plant prior to entering the Army for a bomber which was engaged in two and a half years ago. Has been at Westover borr ,bing Kiska. Received armament Field and New Bedford Airdrome) schooling at Buckley tieldJ Colo. and also complet&d Scott Field's .radio course. SGT. FRED W. MARSH Squad ron D Sgt. Marsh) who names boroJ N.C.J as his home town, is 24 years old. Played soccer and baseball during high school years. Entered AAF in October, 1.942, and was sent to Miami for basic training. Remained there for i2 months after basic ao o clerk in shipping and receiving department. Volunteere d for gunnery ond. as assigned to Tyndall. Marsh is married and has an iS months old daughter. Employed as a mechanic in a sewing machine factory prior to entering the Army. Has three in the service who are presently scattered to all corners of the world. A!C JOSEPH HORGAN Cadit Detachment ) A nativeof South Boston) Mass.J A/C hQs been in the serv i e e since 1 as t Ju 1 y. He i s 2 i '{ears old and unmarri. ed. He.managed a shop in c i :vi 1 i an 1 i f e PFC. EARL G. RAU Squadron C Pfc. RauJ a native of Brooklyn) 'N.Y.J is 3i years old. He attended high school in Illinois, where he played varsity basketball. Rau is married) and before induction was employed as an automobile mechanic. Entered AAF in Apr i 1 J i 9 43 J at Camp Upton) N.Y. Re .ceived basic at Miami Beach and then was to Keesler Field for A.M. training. Chief hobby is model and auto racers that run. PVT. RALPH MARINELLI Squadron E Pvt. Marinelli is 29 old and was born in Dover, N.J. He was .inducted in JulyJ !943, at Camp Upton. Had previously served a hitch the infantry (1.933-36). He has be.en married for five years and is the papa of an 18 months old son. He employed as a traffic manager by a uniform manufacturing and renting company prior to his latest hitcn. Expects to go into the farm business with his father. in New Jersey after the wa r is over.


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