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Page 2 THE TYNDALL TARGET ] PUBLISHED OH SATURDAYS BY THE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR PERSONNEL OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNIIERY SCHOOL, PANAMA CITY, FLA. Copy prep a red under supervision 0 f Pu bl i c ReI at ions Officer. Printing and Photography by Base Photographic & Reproduction SeCt ion. Art work by Dept, of Training Drafting Department. Tbe T,ndall Tarset receive aatertal auppl1ed by Caap Newspaper aervtce, War Dept., 2011 !. 43nd St., !lew _Torlc Ctt:r Credited llater1al aa:r JIOT be republiabed witbout prior pera1ss1on froa CNS. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Oscar Wilde, peerless poet and playwright of the late '80s, who shocked Victorian England with his variations on the theme of life, once wrote a book about "The Importance of Being Earnest. And Wilae, even the scoffers have admitted, was, .despite his assorted foibles, intensely serious about his craft. Now, war has come to that England, as it has to most of the 'IIOrld, thereby greatly en hancing the utility value of the truisn that Wilde and his fellows in the esthetic movement espoused so meticulously. And in the deadly determin ation of the English people to do the best job yet, sits the irrefragable evidence of the truisn at work. Well do the English know the of being earnest, for in the ruins of Lonoon To\1!1. they have a fresh reninder. fut we have not been lx>mbed and Americans still enjoy in COI!lJarati ve ah.mdance the good things of life, so that perhaps it is not al together strange, that only lately, has the iropor tance of being earnest in our work begun to intrude on our fringe of consciousness. Not all of us in the Arniy have placanent in jobs that we particularly mjoy, nor are we alvways playing the wished-for roles. Conseq..Imtly, our jobs diminish in their importance to us, md we sometimes at the good of it, if any. Rut viewed in the aggregate, the force of this tranendous collaboration is at once ap parmt. In every man there is a spark of anbi tion that in his expectations carries him to the top, a desire to succeed, that augurs fll for all com pet! tors. Yet more than hope of success is requisite in order for a man and his job to get on well together. Ambitions are not always realized, recognition frequently puts in a belated appearance, and for all of-its shortcan ings the job -:is still ours to do. But try telling that to a man who has been rudely pulled out of his favorite annchair and bluntly told. that he has no choice but to leave his f!Jllily and job, and the friends of his choosing, to enter the Anny. Tell him that v.hile he is still thinking about the good job that he left and re manbering some of the civilian comforts. Yet, it is he, and the millions like him 'fd1o have an Anny job to do, that must rediscover for themsel ves the importance of their jobs. You may never get to go overseas soldier. Perhaps never even see another camp ,than the one you're at. But one thing is dead sure, and if at times it escapes you, best to rananber it now. Your job! The job, the Anny finds you best suited for, warrants everything you can give it, always ... For this war will end only when the man in the 11 ttl e .1 o b is fully convince d of the importance of being earnest about it. BROTHERHOOD In a letter of endorsement 'of Brotherhood Week, Presiden Roosevelt writes: "While we are in a to preserve our free institutions_and to extend the boundaries of liberty in the earth, it is for u s .to renewed devotion to the fundamentals upon which this nation has been built. Brotherhpod must prevail. Our inescapable choice is brotherhood or chaos." Now we realize how important it is to but we also need to know how to live. Color or nationali-ty should give neither advanta1 at Post Chapel 10: 00 A.M. Worship in. "Skunk HollOW",,.,," ", ,, .. .. .... 10: 00 A.M. Evening Worship at Post Chapel ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,7:30 P.M. Tuesday Fellowship Meeting 7: &:>P.M. Jfedneaday Choir Rehearsal ?:OO P.M. CA'IHOLIC Sunday Post Chapel 8:00 A.M. Post Theater 10:00 A.M. / Post Chapel 11: 15 A.M. Dally Masses .. oo:30 P.M. Cooresslons Saturd::lY, 7:00 P. 1'-l. (and any time the chaplain is 1n ornce) ]Eff!SH worshlo Service Friday, 7:30 P.M. Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers"


February 19, Hl44 THE TYNDALL TARGET P uf! c 3 EGLIN FIELD FIVE PLAYS TORNADOES HERE T ONIGHT 69TH TO PLAY N.A.S. GAME SET FOR 8 P.M. IN POST GYM; 350TH IN OPENER AT PENSACOLA TEAM COMING HERE NEXT WEEK-END Althoug h still ::rnarting f'rom the tw'in setback received at the hands of' the Pensacola NAS quintet last week-end, the Tyndall Tornadoes are back on the winning side of the ledger with two victories over USO League opponents and will at terrp t to make 1 t three straight tonight at the expense of the Eglin Field Eap:les. The gane will be played in the post gym ----------------,and is scheduled to start at OUR FRONT COVER The Malfunction Range is the scene of our front cover this week. Clustered about the instructor are 10 neophyte gunners receiving instruction in the ingenious art of fixing a mal function. Each student gunner spends a total of 12 hours on the Malfunction Range in which time he learns to identify and fix the multiple common malfunctions that may occur in combat. 8:00 P.M. A preliminary gane between the 69th and 350th cagers will beg;l.n at 6: 45 P. M. Regarclless of the outcome of tonight's contest, the Tornadoes will be looking forward to next Friday and Saturday when they will have an opportnni ty to avenge their double defeat by the Pensacola Naval Air Station squad, which is schednled to arrive here Friday afternoon for a The sailors had III. easy time of it with the T/F team last Friday, scoring 67 points to the Tornadoes' 4(), The pidure was taken Post Photo Sect ion. by the The following night it looked as thougll the Tornadoes mi$t tum the tables as they held the lead WAR DEPT. TELLS HOW TO MAKE APPLICATION FOR MUSTERING OUT PAY Details of how discharged vet erans may apply for the n:ustering out pay recently vo terl by Con gress were made public this week by the War and Navy Depar11nents. Men who are honorably discharged henceforth will suto naatically receive the pay wi making application, but Army personnel discharged prior to passage of the measure will have to apply to a specified Anliy Finance Office in the state in which the applicant resided at the time of his enlistment or induction. 'Nacs also are eligible to re ceive mustering out pay. So are women who were discharged for disab:l.li ty frona the Womeri1 s Arroiy Auxiliary Corps before it becanae the WAC. Veterans with less than 00 days service will receive $100. Service of 00 days or more and with no foreign service entitles the veteran to $200, payable in two monthly installments of $100. Veterans of 00 days or more who have had foreigp service will re ceive $300 in three ecpal monthly installments. An Arn1y veteran who has been discharged or relieved. from ac t:!. ve duty prior to approval of the law providing for nRlsteringou t pay must follow this procedure: 1 Submit a ce r ti fi cate of discharge or service. To assure the return of this certificate, the veteran is c111tioned to write his present address on the certi...: fie ate. 2. Subnli t an info nnal type of cert:l. fied application on which is stated his name and address; service m.uuber, serial rumber or file nwuber; that he was not or released to accept ernploym Emt without service out side the United States; that he is not now serving on active duty; that he has not and will not make any other application for nustering out payment; the state of which he was a resident at the time of I nrlu ction or enlistment, and whether he has had foreif!TI seryi ce. dnring the first half of play. But an{lle reserves made the difference as the weary Tyndall team vainly attempted to hold the tars in check. The final score was Pmsacola 59, Tyndall 47. Stevens, Frieduan and Johnron were the spearheads in the T/F attack with totals of 27, 19 and 19 points respect! vely for the two games. Lt. (jg) W .O.Birr practically at will against the Tornadoes in the first gane, hitting the hoop for 28 1 ;;arkers. However, in Saturday's contest, Coach Pete Collodi changed his strategy with the result that the usually high scoring Birr was held to 6 points. In tonight's tussle with Eglin, the Tornadoes may have their handsful as the Eagles boast an unusually tall squad. Coaching the Eglin tean is Lt. James A. Brantner, fonuer court star with Alabaua's CriJliSOn Tide. BriDtner and Sgt. Frank Kley of George Wastington u. are slated to start at the forward positions fur the Eagles. Lt. Pendleton Morris is the Eglin Flyer's 1314" center, and boasts a two year stint with the University of Mi ch:l.gan quintet. Lt. Andy Mihalic, guard, s tarrerl with Bethany (W. V a. ) College for two years, and a year at -Franklin and Marshall College in Pa. Sgt. Dave Mercer, serve center, forn;erly tained the George School five and was a. varsi ty 111an at Penn, He s tanrls at 61 3". Other Eglin reserves (Continued on Page 12) SEVEN OFFICERS PROMOTED Announcanen t was naade this weel( of the promotion of seven Tyndall first lieutenants to the rank of captain. Four of the seven officers promoted are associated with the station hospital. They are Wil liam J, McLaughlin, assistant chief of sur_gery; Philli-p J, Woodworth, laboratory officer, Albert M. Dau trich, aviation physiologist; and Theodore H. Koenig, x-ray officer. Others promoted to captain were Franklin R. Huege, manbeJ, Advisory Training Addison Barry, Postal Service officelj anct Herbert c. Davis, C. 0. of Fligtlt Group I. POST SERGEANT-HAJOR T /SGT. CONHAD LILES SGT. LILES NAMED POST SERGEANT-MAJOR; STONE GOES TO FORT MYERS Named to replace M /Sgt. Ernest W. Stone as Tyndall Field post sergeant-major this week was T /Sgt. Conrad Liles, who has been on duty in the sergeant major's office for almost a year. Sgt. Liles is from Kannapolis, N.c., is 29 years old and has been in the Army three years. Sgt. Stone, a Tyndall veteran, was transferred to Buckingham Field, Fort Myers, Fla., where he will be sergeant-major of the 75th Flying Training Wing and assistant to the wing air inspector, arlministrative. He had been post sergeant-major here since the spring of 1943, and prior to that wa.S chief 1110rning report clerk in the -Personnel Section. Stone is from Tifton, Ga. Adderl to the staff in the ser geant-major' s office was S /Sgt. Dwight Boileau, forrner 69th d11ef clerk, who asSI.lllled Illes' duties. REC HALL VALENTINE DANCE DRAWS LARGE ATTENDANCE More than four hundred Gls and their dates j run-packed the nee Hall last Wednesday night to at tend the regular mid-week dance. With the Rec Hall decoraterl in a Valentine motif and music sup plied by the T / F dance the evening's festivities reached a new high in entertainment. The two door prizes (Valentine Candy) were won by Betty Pollack and Pvt. Little. F\tture plans for the Rec Hall include on e novelty dance per naonth for the pennanent party, according to an annomcement by the Special Service Officer. 'll1e dances will beJ9-n at 8 P. M. Also scheduled to begin n ext week is a special entertainment program for patients in the Post Hospital each Tuesday, which will include perfonuances by talenterl entertainers in this vicinity. Skunk Hollowers got a specinl treat last Thursday when Jewel anrl Plato, noagicians with the USO Cruup Show, at 1 s Ilnzzin," went down to the Hollow following U1ei r stint in the show o nct put on U1eir act in the packed-to-therafters rlay roo111. T/F BOXER WINS GULF COAST GOLDEN GLOVES LIGHT-HEAVY CROWN Sgt. \lanuel Cocio of the 3'\0th threw some of the h a rdest punches 1 anded in the Gulf Coast Golde n Gloves matches a t Pensaco l a last week and returned h ere yesterday afternoon with the tournament's light heavyw e i ght crown and a ti eke t to the Chicago Golden Gloves tourney next week. Cocio and seven other Tyndall pugilists mad e the Pensacola trip under the guidance of Lt. John Gueder and S gt. Mel Al tis. S / S gt. Del Monroe, Tynrl .all' s hope in the wel terweiJ t class, was the vic tim of a confuserl decision in his first bout, after h e h a d rle finitely shown his superiority over his opponent. Pvt. R a y Schatz, 1313 1 b. class (Novice); Pvt. John Paul as, 136 lb. class (Novice); Pvt. Charles Blankenship, 14.13 lb. class (Opm); Pvt. David Role, middleweight (:-lovice); Pvt. George Rhodes, naidclleweigpt (Novice); and Pfc. Dale !Sni th, middleweight (Novice); were the other T / F competitors in the tournanen t. WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK SUNDAY 7:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M.--Orienta t ion Film--for student gunners only. MONDAY 12:30 P.M.--Squadron A&R Representative Meeting. Athletic Ofc. 7:00 P.M.--Movies, Station Hoa pi tal. 8 :30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq. 7VESDAY 7 :00 P.M.--Special Entertainment at Station Hospital. 8 :00 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO, 8 :00 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec Hall. lfEIWESDAY 12:30 P.M.--Special Service NonCom Meeting, Post Library 7:00 P.M.--Protestant Choir Re hearsal, Post Chapel. 7:00 P.M. --Weekly VariQty Show, Receiving Pool. 8 :00 P.M.--G.J. Dance, Rec Hall, Permanent Party Only. 8:30 P.M.--Tyndall Pl,yhorJ!Se. Station WDLP. mfJ RSDAY 3:30P.M. --Tyndall Concert BIJI>Ci, WDL.P. 7:00 f.!tT.--MoviEs, HospitlJl. 8 :(Ill r. V. A 1 r l+" n c s on r he Air. Stnlion WDLF. 8:00 P.M.--Gl Dance, Rec Hnll, Students Only. 8 :00 P .M.--Dance, Colored Rec Hall. 8 :30 P.M.-Rec Hall Tonifht. 8:30 P.M.--Movies, Sq. FRIDAY 7:30 P.M.--Regular Weekly Meeting of the SIOA Club (E.M.'s Wives) at the S,S. Office. 7 : 30 P.M.--Boxini, Sq. 8 :00 ;.-.M. --Movies, Colored Rec Hall. SA7VRDAY 7 : 0 0 J /rf.--Movies, Hospital. 8 : 30 P.M.--Movie". Receivins Sq. SEE S .S. BULLETIN BOARD AT POST EXCHANGE FOR LATEST ANNOUNCEWENTS BASKETBALL TONIGHT! TORNADOES vs. EGLIN FlELu 8 P.M. Post Gym


Page 4 As I P. f. c. IT NOW' ANC roREVER With t he li!ting or the sie ge o r Leningrad Hel sinki's hope s ror a Gennan triumph in the rar north sank t o a n e w 1 ow. Now the Finns mus t a c e lima t e themse 1 ves to the ide a or an ultimate Soviet victory. Be in g a p r a c tic a 1 p eo D 1 e the Finns reel there is no time ror bargaining like the present, And at this very moment, waiting in Stockholm, is Finland's ace negotiator, John Paasikivi, who figured praninen tly in the 1940 e ace parleys, unorficial re po:-ts hint that the gentleman is waiting ror a reply !rom Moscow. That may take some tim e ror 1 t ls a definite part or the Russian polic y to l e t the oth e r f ellow cool his h eels for a while before the Soviets show any tendency to thaw. Our boys gave the japs a 1i ttle rooking the other day when they landed without resistance on the tiny isle of Rooke, in Vitiaz Strait, between New Britain and New Guinea. The occupation of Rooke, is among other things, keeping the preoccupied Nips right 'on the Rabaul' and purchase is becoming more difficult dy by day as Allied bombardiers continue their accurate pounding of New Britain's big supply base. Someday, the war will have passed from the Pacific and free of the hHteful influence of Japan, the i s 1 and 11 an c t u a r i e s w i 11 on c e 11gain reflect their former ways of peace. A recen t w u r bulletin t ersely states that American troops gained 20 0 yards in Cassino And w hile this is less yardage than a good Notre Dame team woul d normally gain in a s1ng1e game it t ells b ette r than anything e l s e the story or bloodY Cassino H e r e m e n and machines are at c lose grips in one or the great death struggles or the war. The terrain fa vors a rirmlY entrenched e nemy an d the bitter I tall an w e a t h e r has thus far played a trea c herou s rol e A bre a k-through at Cassino w ould un doubtedly ins ure t h e s uccess o r the Anz i o brl.:lg e head a n d rus t t h e Nazl s rlng o r steeL And wit h every preclou s y a r d gained t h a t ring ls slowly s l ipping orr destiny's p _oln tlng ringer. For the entrapped in the Ukraine, retreat will soon be over. One bleak morning approxi mately 100,000 soldiers of the Reich will wake to reveille in a Soviet prison camp. The clamoring strains of the Red bugle will remind the N11zis of other days when they were doing the trumpet ing and the other fellow was do ing the listeninJl. Andl ,as from far off the thunder of Moscow's victory Jluns is brought to their e11rs, the sour note of their own defeat will rise unchallenged in their thouJlhts. ETD Terse Comment London -Sgt. George R. Knicd. o f D obbs F erry, N J .. a Li be rator gunner, h a d thi s sixword d cseriptiJn o f a r ec r !nt a td It might happen again. Army Curtails OCS Operations Washington (CNSl -The Army' s officer candidate scfiools which have a total of 240,000 graduates, now have been reduced to a monthly graduation list of from 2,500 to 3,000 with a further cut in prospect, according to the War Department. High point in OCS graduations was reached in December, 1942, when 23,000 candidates became officers. Between June, 1942, and November, 1943, almost 15,000 of the graduates \VE're enlisted men selected in the combat areas and sent home for training. ONE MAN'S OPINION What's Yours? We don't know who danced with whom at the Rec Hall last week. Nor do we know whether the most popular song of the week was "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer' s Technicolor production "Mr. Smith and All His Family and Relatives Go to Washington." In fact, we just don't !mow. We're just an ordinary GI and we can tell you who got "busted" last week and why and we can quote verbatim the latest gentleman's rest room report on when the ratings will be open. We can even tell you, with knowledge based on these reports, who will get promotions and why. All this you as well as we know, It helps and hurts our morale, And our morale is similar to the weather in this section of Florida, subject to change, but all important. \\hen the weather is bad we can't fly and when we can't fly we c llJ11 t train gunners. When we think about promotions ll.nd who will get than we cannot think about the war. There is nothing Hitler cllJ1 do to mess up the weather bu t;.when it stops us it is a help to him. The one who can hurt our morale is the individual soldier, If he devotes more time to wondering who will get the promotions when they come thll.n he does about how many men we will lose in our invasion against the Gennans and the Japs he is helping the enemy and hurting our morale. Orientation classes recently begun on the field are about as popular as a PF'C at an infantry training camp. (Ann if you don't think a PFC is something at an infantry camp, then you've never nad infantry training.) They "take too much time after 1 hours'." If they were held during "hours" they would take too much time from a guy who' s work is so all important. It's sorta like PT, only an instructor can tell when you are exercising your borly. It's difiicul t for an orientation lecturer to tell whether you have your mind on a map of the Paci f1 c or the shape of a Wac. There is no way that orientation can be made as interesting as women. But 1mless a soldier .knows more about the war the chance s are he will have fewer years to devote to the study females. And you can learn something about why we fight, how we fight ll.nrl our progress instead of (chances are) who gJie is, where she came from ll.nd will she? Orientation classes, however, should, and probably will, be made interesting ... interesting t.o the average solctier. Until they are they will be unpopular. They must be something nore than an excuse for a n.arried man to be late home in City and the basis for a gripe from the :dngle n.an about being late to the beer hall. A. CORPORAL (Name withheld by request) This space will be reserved for replies to the above letter or discussions on any other subject our readers desire. By KATE SMITH WHAT'S NEW: at La lbse, Ill., girls were the only students left in the senior class of the high school after the f1 ve male pupils who )1ad come of age enlisted in the anned forces.,, Vice President Henry Wall ace got a taste of riveter's life when he visited the Lockheed Aircraft Plant a.t furbank, Calif., on an inspection trip .. Undecl e.red war hit Staten Island, N.Y., when 50 ffiells ac e iden tally wen t o ff from e.n AA g1m on e. freighter anchored in Upper N, Y. Bay.,, 12 MaY"\)o

February 19, 1944 QUESTION: How LONG DOES YOUR PAY LAST? By CPL. WILLIAM JAMES PFC. CHARLES HACKNEY, liMy pay holds out fairly well. ltlch of it is sent to my Wife and mother,_ while a fair sum goes to the Rec Hall. I al. so bly bonds. CPL. ALEX JR., mech8111C, muebirds: "Part of' my pay is in war bonds and allotments. The rest is used for expenses and loans in curred in that l&E:t poker g1111e. SGT. FRANCIS DRAB, turret instructor, White F1 ashes: "Part of my pay goes into bonds, part of it is sent home for my next fUrlough, and the rest is used to keep up my morale. You know how\ WSGT. E.D. TRISCH, line chief, Bluebirds: "My pay holds up 0. K. Part of it is invested in War Bonds. and some of it goes towarrt an allotment. What I have left goes to the Flnbassy Club, THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 5 'Ihe doiWlward trend in prices at the PX probably will be tbllowed by a similar descent in tariff on hairruts at the post barber shop The verce of' the people has f'inall y been heard M/Sgt Ernest Hardrock Stone turned in the latch-key to the post sel' geant-major1 s office this week and packed his bags for Fort Wyers, F1 a. where he has been as sergetn t-major of' the 75th Flying Training Wing One of those pre-Pearl Harbor boys, Stone took the Anny seriously tnd 'VIhen Dtn S. Howell was appointed warrant officer last spring, T/Sgt. Stone was the logical man to succeed him as post sergeant maJor Ever willing to argue on almost sny subject, nardrock1 s many friends will miss him most when it comes to discussions on AR-soandso, Little known fact is that Capt. Eugene Engl ebrecht, post operations officer, served as post commander for at least two hours several months agn All other ranking flying officers were either away or in the air ...... Big mystery over at the mess squad ron is the source of the silk. P\inties found in the barracks ba,g of one Sgt. Thomas Brown, assistant mess sergeant at number 2. If' you don't care to sweat out lines at the Post Theater, there is a1 WEJS a basketball gane going on at the Post Gym ,, The n!Uddy thoroughfares of' Tyndall Hanes on "misty" days remind us of recruit days at Jefferson Bal'Giant Fox Hole Wins $80 for Gl Bougainville IsJand

Page 6 --Rugged 69th--COLLERAN FEINTS; SPIVA MESERVE SOLILOQUIZES; BITES HIMSELF All's well that ends well, I guess. That was some .Squadron 'Party we' uns had ourselves Sattidy night. There was a free-for all on one of the buses on the way back to Tyndall Tech that night and someone slugged the well-known Sgt. Vernon Smith causing him to teeter towards Johnnie "Pop" Colleran. Pop was so scared he fain ted dead away at the sight of a would-be haymaker tossed in his general direction. Curley Meserve had to be treated for rabies. He left hi::; teeth on his foot locker and ey snapped him, guess it was the uly time they had ever seen anything that faintly resembled steak around here. Sgt. "Lettuce Ear" Aydelotte is so much in love with his new job at Weights & Balances that he says he will sell the idea to Greyhound after the war is over and he gets back on the job as jockey to one of his pet buses. T/Sgt. JurgenPfoltn.er (call him what you want to) talks in his sleep every night. The boys in his room have a list of Beeeeautifnl gurls1 addresses; the only trouble is that the word SHOTGUN is repeated several times during his innocent spieling. "Little Chum" Hintner IS?Sgt. l? .. owes his school-girl complec tion to all the milk he drinks. Fvery day, rain or shine, he can be seen wending his way towards the Post Commissary for his daily quart. Sgt. J. Wastine Spiva doesn1 t feel any too well today. One of his buddies !???l who never gets around very much walked up to hUn tre other evening and seemingly quoted from some source the b eavenly words, Quote: i vee... I love you i vee.. OHHHh hhh.' you 1 ill ole meanie, I love you to pieces. end quote. "UUU!11Tl1111111, OOOHHHh how I loves that little old gal" he managed to 'mumble, using the most peculiar gestures and facial expressions eeeemaginable. I'm a mess, ain't I? What with many more parties like the one Sattidy night most all the boys will be thinking that their CO bas had past experiences at hog calling contests and other lively happenings of long ago. We all had a wonderful time and think Captain Kediau is one swell sport. Let's all back him to the last picket in the fence, as Pop says, and could be we' 11 have another swell party very soon. THE TYNDALL TARGET --Jam Handy-TRANSFERS LEAVE GAPS; COOPERATIVE SPIRIT P RED OM I NATES Instructors may come and instructors may go, but Jam Handy goes on forever. Yes, Gill and Atkinson have departed from the fold and left a vacant space on the roster. Gill shipped off to old Arizona, and Atkinson, to parts unknown. To them both we say, "Good luck and God Speed." If you .hear the faint echo of stork wings in the air, they are headed for Beacon Hill, generally speaking, and for Sgt. "Joe" Durthaler' s house, to be speci fie. Wiping his brow, the Sgt. was heard to remark, "Glory be, (or something like that) I' 11 sure be glad when this is over. I'm gopa:>cJq aJC sJappnJ puc SU!J U!Mt soy puc to need a furlough to rest up. puc s6UI,M 'SJappnJ os1o s1. ay1 s6UI,M Our sympathy aud best wishes for a twins, go to you, Durthaler. puc SU!J U!Mt puc sdH papunoJ *o a6pa 6u!poa1 *o poayo Do you recall when you were the 'sa6pa soy ay1 6u!M paX!:! a6pa 6u! tousled-headed kid in the third 6u!M *o aiPP!W U! uo c row from the window, and you work-6 d d 6 ed hard at being at the head of aJc U!M pax!:! s !l s H papunoJ sa pa uo the class? Let it be no ted that papunoJ a6pa uo ucyl uods snowJoua *o s6u!M y6!4 n 0 mention is made 0 f what you a6pa 6u!pca1 uo ssa1 ay1 sau!6ua ID!PDJ Jno* .Aq were trying to achieve. It might s6U!M ay1 auc1d a:>ucss!DU paJaMod S! puc 11n4 a6JDI not have been history or arithUOJaJ puc Jaqwoq o so c soy H '!!DMDH o6JcJ pJo:>aJ meti <; could easily. have been in getting points taken off your pasn 6U!Aij au!6ua Jno* '6U!M c papJC:> 4=>!4M 6U!Aij citizen ship, !=' r staying in after y6!4 o ,'s!ADW, 'L6 !YS!UDMD)I asau s,p!JOM ,'SJDW, s,AADN school. ... Be that as it may, you -odor s,H oN 10 aJ!:I s n ; l 'ON 10 ION really worked hard and you achievthings. --Wactiv'ities-It's that same spirit of never-Light Detai I Has Fun, Riker Complains say-die that gives impetus to the Jam Handy personnel. The weekly About H.um'ldl'ty, Sheely Entertains, Seminar has become as important as a letter from home. If you'll D I T Mk M'll' takealook,you'llseehowthe I ve ey Ca I cuI a tes 0 a e I I on s instructors are pushing this deDue to various vagaries, cerjuries. .. This was much to Maunitain (corpse as yet unidentified) son's amusement perched over yonSacks were washing light globes der just visiting, just visiting and windows "inside and out" in ... Hilton stank. It happened to terri tory up to and including be the ammonia from the pennanent DIVELEY' 1! DEN, the Wac Repair wave machine which needed the Shop. "Chassis Overhauled," lifebuoy, not Hilton. "Fingernails Finished," Stuff "M'ac" Sullivan led some poor like that there. .. Stalking around defenseless male astray over the was Riker, the "Sting gal, who CO!IIllUnications installation in Ye says, --this is repeated verWac Day Room. .. Coburn collapsed batim, (Word looked up with the in the most approved blond manaid of Webster aud Delbyck) "You ner--and a chair--smoked a cigtoo, may be a red-head for $12.00 arette (she has abandoned her per year. It ain1 t the cost, pipe for the duration) and took i t1 s the humidity." off Ginny Hyde-nuff said--ar p artmen t steadily to the top of the list aud you ain't seen nothing yetl Actuall7 students heard to groan and mutter when told that they had. completed their days in ttie 3A-2 Wafted gently bi the breeze could be heard the roar of "Tim ber", and many there were who wondered at this cry coming out of the Northwest. The mystery has been solved. S/Sgt. Sisco an d M ax Eisen s t at were mere 1 y cutting a few logs .to make a fence around Jam Handy. Theymiss the touch of home which a fence can give to a place; they are planning to plant grass and flowers as soon as the general public has been shut out. Church yodeled around for awhile rived, entertained, and checked until a towel (Pennsylvania Hotel out with adroonitions to Snowa to size) was stuffed down her throat gather in the, well, Wacs do have Sybil Young, she wit de boid them, you know, approved meeting in her troat, stuffed the coke place after lights out ... Sheeley machine intennittently to appease played her entire retoire of the thirsting horde Phippsey, "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater" in was on duty with a stop watch magnificent style for musical ticking off the seconds, minutes, background and Hurta roosted on and hours An unintentional the PX counter ... Diveley has been ballet, Dance of the Baubles, considering-setting up a hot dawg featuring the Shackled Sack, was stand in the shop. Calculates to pe'rfonned on a table top in an make millions. Yourn, endeavor to preserve the light En route to undisclosed destin-___________________________ aoo ___ __ ations were Peggy, favorite fudge As time goes by, life gets com pli cated and tangled up in G. I. grind. Did you see the cartoon of a soldier who, after failing to get the butter he asked the waitress to provide, remarked, "I have been in the Army so long I had forgotten that there was a war going on. (?) Some days it all gets sort of hazy to us; then bang.' it hits us again. Sgt. J. C. Bowden received notice that his kid brother who is a B-17 pilot has been shot down over Germany and is missing in action. Now we have another incentive for even harder work. To you, Lt. Bowden, and to all the men of the AAF who responded to the call of our country and our duty to posterity, we say, "It is our responsibility to turn out more and more gunners, men with the best training available, and we shall not fail that trust!" --Squadron E"E" WINS "E" GUNNERMAKERS; FLAG AGAIN; CAGERS DOWN POOL TABLE FOR DAY ROOM? We did it again) It seems our men are definitely getting on the ball when it comes to GI parties, polishing brass and making everything tidy, !or the weekly inspection honors remained in the p rood possession of squadron E again. Perfection is slowly being attained ;last week the score was 94 but this week it was 95. It was the men of barracks 403, 405, and 408 that were cluttering the streets on Saturday night and Sunday. Those men in class 44-8 who were at Apalachicola returned last Sunday to find a pleasant surprise awaiting them Monday We bear with you to think it is your last week of school, just got paid and, without a doubt, will have no place to spend it so soon, like many of you no doubt have the urge to do. An almost certainty is that the students will not leave the field this weekend, regardless of finisbini school. But there is a more pleasant thing to think of whereby you may utilize that cash aud I refer to none other than that much anticipated delay en route. Can you wait that long? Last Sunday the basketball team played a game with a pick-up outfit of the 40th. Our l)oys came through with a second victory to their claiming the honors by a score of 46-16. The smooth playing aud accurate bucket maker for the game vas Ulshafer, who played a guard position, collecting nine field goals !or a total of 19 points. Close behind him was DeLambert, another guard, hit ting from the field five times to add 10 more points to the final score. Of !our starts, the team now has a 600 average. Can it safely be sa1d that soon we may be the poss.essors of a pool table in the day ro001? Looks like some work !or someone but at least recreation for the students. --CPL. R.D. IRVING maker, Hayes, the Wicked aud Wild, Box, &!lith, a couple of the WP's, and Wacs There were a few 1 good ones' opened up aud aired for the evening ... McGee was noticeably quiet. She's leaving on a furlough (has went by the time this meets the public eye. l ... Fountain and Prycopa were filling their faces when last seen on super luscious cookies. Well, a gentle and uneventful evening was spent by all, but much dirt wasswept up at closing time ... Come visit Diveley's Den, the Garden Spot of Tyndall: overhauling jobs are t ri vial in ci den tal rna t ters. It' s the varied entertainment--free-that counts. .. If this is reproduced in its natural fonn, much doubt on that score, much letting of blood will ensue. So will not guarantee reproduction of original fonn, We wished Lincoln was here. Sack--Jumbo size Thunderbolt pilots overseas are taking a ribbing from Lightning pilots because a dictionary was found which defined thunderbolt as: 'A large crash of noise, causing no damage, immediately following a bolt of Ughtning.' "Pay no attention to her.-Sis has been walk ing in her sleep since she was a child!"


February 19, 1944 THE TYNDALL TARGET attempts will hold less terror now. In the south, on the main German "winter line," the week's story could be stmmed up in one word: Cassino. Around that vi tal town has Fifty Miles Apart \ The Allied beach-head in 'Italy, south of Rome, shows definite signs of being here to stay. For a whole week this country was flooded with pessimistic prophecies that the beach-head "might not" hold. Obviously, it was conside red wise to prep are the American people for a Shock. -raged for months the fiercest Then, while everyone was battle in the whole Italian finnly bracing himself to hear the worst, the Gennans struck. For several days the battle raged. Ground was lost and retaken; units were encircled .and rescued; tremendous arYtlllery barrages shook the earth. At last the smoke cleared awey --and there was the beach-head; there were the Br:l,tiSh and American ooldiers, still doggedly hanging on. The Whole Allied world breathed a sigp of relief. This !IDlCh was clear: the first all-out Gennan attenpt to turn the Rome beach-head into "another Dunkerque" had failed. Sane ground, undmi ably, had been lost to the Nazis. fut -and this was the all-important fact-there were still several Allied divisions on Italian ,soil not twenty lmiles oouth of Rome. The Ger ; man High Command might pound the table and frown dver the rim of their m:mocles -&>und (De had gone to the Allies. For, in this War of the Beach-Head, there can be no "tie" --no stalenate. If the Nazis succeed in eliminating the beach-head, we lose-and the chance of fl. anking the German "winter line" is irretrievably gone. If the beach-head holds, sooner or later it will be expanded -and the Gennans will have to central Italy, includ ing &>me. Undoubtedly there will be other Gennan efforts to renove this Allied threat. Indeed, by the week's end, there were signs that the second was already under way. But, while its success DRist be recogTlized as a possibility, there is no reason to assume that it is a fbregone conclusion. We have already met and thrown back the biggest assault the Ger mans could launch; their future canpaign. For weeks the Allied drive has been menaced by German machinegun enpl acenen ts and artillery observation posts in the ancient Benedictine monastery on a prominent hill just West of Cassino. From their high vantage-point in the abbey, German officers directed deadly fire on the British and American troops attacking Cassino. At last the patience of the Allied commanders wore out. The priests in the abbey were warned to leave --it was going to be bombed. The next day, American bombers soared over the hill, and Allied artillery was trained on the abbey. As the first bombs fell, between two and three hundred Gennans could be seen fleeing th.e precincts of the monastery. By nightfall, it was in ruins. Below, in Cass ino, the battle roared on. In the f>aci fie, a week of comparative calm followed the Two Allied. battlefields in the maps above are separated by 50 miles varying from the mountainous terrain near Cassino to the swamp..' land .south of Rome Nazi legions are attacking the Aniio-Nettuno beachhead in force, while Allied armies are seeking a break through in the Cassino bulge. Lower map shows location in Italy of close-ups shown at top. 'and air base in the Caroline map on the back of this page.) Islands, west of the Marshalls. * On Tuesday night Berlin "got it" again. Between 9:15 and 9:45 P.M., 800 R.A.F. bombers dropped 2800 tons of TNT on the Gennan capital. It was th e heaviest raid yet on the heart of Hi tlernape, a big Japanese naval fussians had caugpt then. (See tinuing, for a long period.


Page 8 THE TYNDALL TARGET RUSSIAN F 'RON T:: Rzes1.ow RO MA N1 A IOO Bound ati e s Approximate batt I e I i ne of Feb. 16. South of LenIngrad the Reds have captured Luga and are advancing upon Pskov. In the Ukraine, the Soviets are at the gates of Krlvol Rog. Kalin In e Moscow Orel Kursk (f) .. Kbarkov JJ


19, 1944 --Brown Bombers--BARRACKS CAGERS IN FIRST PLACE; DANCE BAND TO DEBUT SOON THE TYNDALL TARGET --Medics-Keltner Scores Again; Welsh Returns; A.S.N. e g r y Knotted ; 's Take Over The company basketball team hands and kne-es polishing the Barracks 1/4 took over undis-got back in the winning column floor to a brilliant luster. The puted possession of first place with a triumph over the 907th QM floor looked real well, too--but in the Squadron Basketball League this past week. It was a rejuvenwas the captain's !ace red when by downing Barracks 113, 32-29, in a ted "Pop n Keltner that was Miss Fink asked him what the two a game played last Monday night largely responsible !or the sue-empty coke bottles were doing on in the Rec Hall. Mills and -Irons cess of the team. the shelf. (Unauthorized arti-starred for the winners while cles.J Norris was best for the losers, An old !avori te dropped in on The Army is well known !or its In the other game, 111, us last week in the person of abbreviations. But lately deep with Wright and Me Car thy tallying S/Sgt. Robert R. lielsh. No sooner con cern seems to have been placed 4 and 12 points respectively, does he stop raving about the on the serial numbers. Is it any rounced Barracks 112, 44-1!!.wonders of Grand Rapids, Mich., wonder then that we seeP's 3889 Flood and Connolly were best for when he is confined to the has-and 6417 littered with numbers the winners. over their clothes, Also saw a Irritated at the manner in pltal with a case of mumps. Per-checker match with H-7855 as conPage !:! HAS Fl VE BROTHERS IN THE ARHED SERVICES which Barracks 1/4 members res-haps there were some incidents testants and G-6169 and M-4733 as ponded to work call Monday morn-involving his little trip that he very interested spectators. I! The Osbornes of Pulaski, ing, Acting lst/Sgt. Marvin Car-neglected to tell us. all this seems confusing, the Va. are all out to win this ter restricted the fellows to the Another "stranger" to return feeling is shared by all. war. Mrs. Beulah Osborne is post that night. Well, Carter to us was none other than Captain Many a pair of silver wings has the mother of siX son.s, each made themistakeofp],aying bas-Dee, after some five months in come and gone !rom the Flight of which are now wearing a ketball with Barracks 113 against the frigid climes of Chicago. Surgeon's office. But there is uniform of the U.S. Army or 114 that night, and the fellows There are some of us buck serg-one being loll rn by one of its lo-Navy. "took care of hi.m." Carter was eants that are glad to see you cal inhabitants that is creating Rep resenting the Osbornes at wearing smoked glasses for a few back, Captain, in spite of a a bit of furore. Its wearer Tyndall is Cpl. Payne Osborne days, and while he says he rewon t disclose how the wings were {above) of the Bluebirds. Enceived the bad eye from a wildly "slip of the tongue" here upon "earned" nor how they made their thrown ball, we've beard your return. presenceknown. If the news were tering the AAF In July, ent. How about it, fellows? This column would like to offer to leak out though, perhaps we'd Payne took his basic training A Val en tine Party was held in its congratulations to Cpl. and really have something to write at St. Petersburg, Fla., and the Rec Hall last Tuesday night, Mrs. Megrey who tied the knot about. --SGT. A. s. JACKREL then was assigned to Tyndall and an enjoyable time had by all. here last week. Perhaps Cpl. Meg. -as a heavy duty trailer driver. There werenoladies present (hard rey will admit now that the $25 --Quartermatter-In civil ian 1 ife, the 28 luckl, but various games were War Bond that was won by the Party Is Huge Success; year-old corporal was employed layedandamotionpicturepre-1 d'd f 1 asarailroadbrakemanand ented, We rein favor of more new ywe s ancug eet some ume Nap es Snowed Under; parties like that, with' one e:xago was actually made out then Red Urged to Marry plans to return to that occu.-ception -bring on the girls. to Mr. and Mrs. Megrey. Pat ion when the war is won. No members of this squadron will Dignity plays no part when it Once again the Q M crashed Until several weeks ago, the be permitted to leave on furlough comes to our weekly inspe'ctions through with the social event of Osborne record was three in until he has passed a rigid cloth-here at the hospital. Miss Fink the year. Aided and abetted by the Army and two in Navy blue, ing inspection. Clothes and was quite amazed when upon en-Mrs. Thompson's Q M Ladies who but on February 2, John Os equipment will be inspected for tering the office of Captain made all the arrangements for the borne, the "kid brother" of wear, tear and marking. It's a T f' d th t h sh1'n-d1'g, the cream.o! Tyndall the fam1'ly, ga"e the Army a step in the right direction, be-urner to ln e cap a1n on lS .. cause the proper marking of equip'------------------1 Field sassiety mingled with Pan-commanding 1 ead by expressing mentis a MUST in Army life. tired in evening gowns and the ama City blue bloods and Yankee preference for O.D.s and joinOur War Bond dance held last affair was one of the most sue-aristocracy amid scenes of such i ng up at Camp Lee, Va. 1 where week proved so popular that plans cessful ever conducted by this lavish splendor and howling--he is now taking his basic are being made for another next organization. especially the trio of duets--training. month. In addition to four liar Our dance band is practicing hilarity at the Lynn Haven Bonds, $25.00 in cash given faithfully and hopes to make its try Club that old timers on the --Redbirds--lucky persons, and danClng was debut soon. W/0 Joshua Missal field couldn't recall its equal. HUNT PACES BASKETBALL enjoyed to the excellent tunes of has provided the band with or-the Tyndall Field Band. 9ur fe-chestrations, and this has proven Highlighted by Colonel Simpson's TEAM male visitors were prettlly at-:to be a great help. presentation of a War Bond to ; SMITH DELPONTE DOING AN A-1 JOB M.P. s usually the target for criticism wherever they work, but the membe 'rs of the 30th Aviation Squadron and the field in general are justly proud of the job of military pol icing that the 30th Aviation M.P. unit are doing. Shown above are six of the eight members of the sauad. The picture was taken by Jesse Word, director of the 6th Street USO. Operating under the supervis1on of the Provost Marshal's Offic-e with Cpl. William Harding as the N.C.O.I.C., this group has won the praise and respect of milita-ry and civil au tho ri ties alike. Back row, left to right: Pvt. Jesse L. Cherry, Pfc: Chari ie 0. Batts, Pfc. Thomas E. Baskett and Pvt. Walter Quiller. Front row, left to right: Pfc. Levi Chapman and Cpl. William Harding. from the picture are Pvt. Samuel and P fc. Lee Moore. Pfc. Tallent and Miss Fleming's GET BOND FURLOUGHS capture of the quiz contest, and climaxed by Capt. Gundlach's and Catherine Sorrentino's yodeling of "Pistol Packin' Mamma," the party and entertainment couldn1 t help but be a success. We hope the QM fraternity continues and enjoys another dance soon, so that we can learn of other ladies' color preferences besides Martha Murphy's !avori tism for Red, and see such gal lant original romance men of the Gay Niilties era as Hentsche, Wally Simkins and Mohorney trying to waltz while leaning to the windward side when there ain't no win d. Word comes down !rom Chicago that the worm finally turned when Naples was given a taste of his own medicine. It was learned that he was the victim of a fast snow job--11 inches, no less.' We can just see Naples bundled and rolled up in everything but a Parker House roll, pining for the Tyndall sun shin e. Why some guy substitutes the mouthpiece of a 'phone !or the loveliness of Sara's ear is difficult to understand. Why don't you say the word, Red, and save man ey on the calls, and make us happy by not having to wait so long !or yon to finish whispering those sweet nothings The QM is proud of the showing of its. basketball team, thanks to such boys as Gregory, Jones, Martin, Har ris and D'Orio, not to mention the excellent coaching of Jack Sternman. Along the same lines, the bowling team sure is in its stride when Hynlka chalks np 2 23 and 19 6 Our Squadron just about hit tops in the inspection last week and was our first soldier Heidema well pleased? We' 11 say he was.' Our basketball team still keeps in its winning stride, and as we go to press, we are tied !or second place. A lot of credit go e s to Sgt. Hun t, one o the stars on the team, but we would 1 ike to see more come out to cheer them on. S/Sg t. &nith and Cpl. Del Pan te have won furloughs because of their bond selling efforts. Congratulations &nitty and Del, you did a swell job! THINGS WE SAW AND HEARD: We see that they changed the position o o u r pin g pong tab 1 e and we wonder if it was done to change a certain officers "I'll 4ever ment1on yuur name, oh no.' ... We saw on the daily tin 1 ast week the swell job that Sgts. Aveyard, Atkinson, Myers, and Pfc. Saputo are doing in the way of instructing; nice going, men! We heard that Sgt. Bowden wants to know what he has to do to make this column. "I' 11 see what we can do !or you, Sgt. Unbeknown to many, the Sigh tilli Dept. and Aircraft Rec, are having a little feud amongst them selves. The Aircraft Rec boys think that they are volley ball champions, and the Sighting Dept. has the same idea about themselves. So, if Sgt. Franklin and S/Sgt. Mollins can get together perhaps they can arrange to have a game and really find out; in the meantime, "they jes' keep a!eudin'. Again we hang ant the welcome sign to the men who came into our squadron last week from the Ins true tors SQIIadron which "'-'" broken up. -S/Sg t. u ohn c. Benz


Page 10 --SquadronD-STUDENTS ARRIVE FROM GREENLAND THAWED; THE TYNDALL TARGET --Mess Squadron--SQuadron Boxers Competing At Pensacola; Improvement Inspection Results Show L I C KEY BR I BES On the subject of sports, we him Saturday morning--his neck was The air was clear and crisp as wish the best of luck to that strained too--nice walk eh, Man-leather slinging pair !rom the ning? ... Pvt. Dees lying on his the new class of potential gunmess squadron, Pvts. Paulas and bunk, deep ia thought the other ners entered the Valley of DeathRhodes, who are now in Pensacola morning ... Sgt. Wasserman was seen squadron D, to you friends. Most fighting for honors that go to the vi th a very nice. looking girl in of tile men h&d much of the same winners of the Golden Gloves eli-the lobby of the Dixie Shennan ... question in their minds, "What mination con test. We're hoping Also at the Dixie a.nd making good lies ahead?" Some doubtful, some that.both will come out on :top so time, was Lt. Ralston looking earer, others just taking what that they may rep resent Tyndall rat,ber sharp. was to come in their natnral Field at the National Golden Glove Our Phizz kids, Sgt. Crane and tournament to be held in Chicago Pvt. Coon are still arguing as to stride. sometime in the future. who is the best shot on the basMany of the men have seen a bit The result of the Saturday in-ketball team. .. We've heard of a of combat duty. lie have about Ill spection was 94 not bad, but it lot of possible ways to break men who came in !rom Greenland certainly could have been better. glasses but never by kissing a and can you imagine. none of them If we men in the organization girl. It seems as though Pvt. even showed signs of being the would cooperate just a little more Coggins had this unfortunate ac-1 east bit fro aen. I think that it would be very simple for us to ciden t hap:!! en to him while kissing fter they've been in Florida a raise that 94 to 98, so let's see a certain Wac goodnight-some kiss b i what we can do. Coggins. A couple of changes in "bile they' 11 probably e n a T/S Seen es In And About The Squadassignment during the week-gt. hurry to get back to the little ron: Cpl. Manning boasting to a Coolidge from IS to and S/Sgt. island from which they came. Next certain Panama City gal that be was Bosley from #2 to IS--somebody' s week our Target column will cona very popular fellow with the gaiil is somebody' s loss --or vice tain more about the little men fairer seL She should have seen versa. Looking like a bell-hop from Gr-eenland. t-------------------1was Cpl. Lerner running true to S/Srt. Lickey is back in the --Cellar Fliers-form when be was seen Thursday news again because of a pair of Cagers Undefeated But last, carrying three oversized I b L k suitcases !oranewandpretty nylon hose. t seems tat lC ey residentof Panama City And still was to have bought a pair of hose Need Moral Support; every PI girl's "pin-up boy" is for his little school teacher Cpl. Dominick "Frog" Chianci, and while he was on furlough. "When Dautri ch Promoted when we say every px girl we mean he found out what was going on The 26th basketball team conEVERY. behind his back while away, he tinues .to show improvement and at The laugh of the week is on Pvt. decided not to give them to her. this writing is one of the two Boothe who tried to send his shoes unbeaten teams in the league. At-th 1 d d t t f All bas chu.ged now though; be to e ann ryan 1 1t wasn or teadance at the games is picking th 1 gea t, who took them aave them to her bu t we have a e supp Y ser n up, bat more Sll.pport is needed by out of the bag, they certainly slight feeling that bribery has our men. We have the potential would have gone. .. What bas induced taken place; champions, so let's get behind everyone to dub Sgt. T. E. Brown Sailors aren't so bad after them. "Fancy Pants?" Those were cute all; at least that's what S/Sgt. Congratulations to Capt. Albert pantiea (pink) that were found in Snowden says about them. He just Dautrich, one of our medical of-your barracks bag, Brown. returned from Pensacola, where !icers. ll'bo recently earned his In closing, I have one thing to the post basketball team pla.yed two bars. say. Last week I boasted of the the Pensacola Naval Base outfit. Note to Personnel: Seems, by swell job our coach was doing with the phone man box, that we. the basketball team, but it seems "They treat you like kings," he nave two guys llere by the name of as though that boast was made a bit. says. "I've never eaten such Buggsy Blight and Mr. Iay. What a early. This week your reporter chow. Movies are free and to boot pair--Goldstein and Ialaydjian. found out that he has resirned-they have cushioned seats. We One extreme to the other, whatonly because somebody gave him an only hope Snowden doesn't go AWOL ever they are. argument--so coach, to you I say, to join the Navy; things like Everybody can relax now--suppose everybody quit his job that happen sometimes, you know. Moe fou11 d his car. Speaking tJ f because he was afraid of an arguWell, as the son settles in the Moe, he is very disappointed in ment, things wouldn't be so good west, so does squadron D settle his recent operation. Ask him would they? That's all, I'll see down !or another six weeks of why. you next week. --Squadron A--FEW GUNNERS ELIMINATED IN PKASE CHECKS; NEW POOL TABLE ARRIVES Well, chicks, the old outfit is steaming along under fnll power as the third week ends. Su rp ri s ing is the very small number of men eliminated for failure to pass their phase checks. Maybe these boys in tend to set up another record for Squadron A. The luck of the Irish, or some thing, continues to haunt our CO, Lt. Flower. Without even battinl an eyelash or concealing a slit, of paper in the palm of his hand, he p .ulled the lucky number out of the thereby giving the out fit a pool table for everybody to play on. Then in the next moment be snared a swell ping pong table from the now extinct Instructors Squadron. Of course, we don't ex pect miracles from our boss, but it would tickle all of us and further confuse the other student outfits if he managed to get a radio. Let1 s give him a cheer, men. Under the super coaching ability of "Slingshot" Howell the basketball team won a rather low victory last Sunday. Yes, you guessed it, the other team, Squadron C, did not show op. It couldn1. t of been our reputation that kept them away--what was it then? Anyhow the men bad a p raoj tice session which certaiulj sharpened their shooting eyes. Squadron Gossip: My spies tell me that Pfc. Artie Marrese, one of our cadets awaiting shipment, is doing a bang-up job on those flight signs. He guarantees that we will be the envy of the field or else he' 11 eat his bat. Did you hear the griping and moaning Wednesday and Thursday? The mail did not come th rou g h to the boys because our poor mailman was on guard duty. The morale was at a new low those two days. What is it that forces (ill. .Am mar and T/Sgt. Ross to the shipyard dances? Couldn't be the music or the atmosphere? toil. Just remember, fellows, Morale, ordinarily pretty good there' 5 silver wings in them thar around this unit, hit a new low T/Sgt. Culver certainly keeps his men singing. Tell us, r ood buddy, what is your secret formula? last week when many of the pilot clouds. officers who came down from other A soldier I'd like to seek fields for altitude indoctrination turned out to be former To deli var a kiss on each cheek I11 the guy who' 11 confess That he used to earn less dies of many of our men. Condolences to P!c. Grady Alex ander on the recent bereavement Than a hundred dollar11 a week. in his family. SALLY SEEHORE The Valentine dances were quite a success, My guys admired what passed for a dresL But now that it's over, 11 ve decIded at 1 ast To relax from a whirl so torrid and fasL I'll loll in the sands until afternoons late-Getting tan and impatient for the evening's date. / I I r ;: tlr 'v Dotty was a good li r1 a11 far a11 good girls go and as far as good girls go Do tty went. Advice to women war workers: If your sweater is too loose, beware of the machine11; if it'll too tight, beware of the machinists. ( O.V.I E .. POST Saturday, 'FRISCO KID,' James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Sun., Mon,, 'JANE EYRE, 0 r son Welles, Joan Font sine, Tuesday, 'HEY R)()KIE,' Ann Miller, Joe Besser, Wed,, Thurs., 'BROADWAY RHY111M,' George Mu!l' hy, Ginny Simms. Fri., Sat,, 'THE IMPOSTER,' Jean Gab in, Ell en Drew, RITZ Sun, Mo n,, 'LASS! E a>ME HOME, Roddy McDowall, Tues., Wed,, 'PHANTOM OF TIJF. OPERA, N el son Eddy, Thurs., Fri,, 'HIS BJU.ER' S SIS TER, Deanna Durbin, Satu.rday, 'MAN FROM MUSIC MOUN TAIN, !by Rogers, Late Show Saturday, 'FLESH AND FANTASY,' Barbara Stanwyck, Chas, Ibyer,


Apalachicola in the last .few weeks has seen many changes. Last week we welcomed Ca,?t. James Leslie, who assumed command of the 915th Squadron, relieving Major Leslie B. Keeny, who was appointed squadron commander of the 343rd, at Tyndall Field. We also welcome Major Bernard Ogas, au r new Asst. Di rector of Flying, fonnerly stationed at Smyma Army Air Base, Smyrna, Tenn. O'FF THR LINE: They have always told me that in order to properly inaugurate a news column one should always commence with a "punch" line .... Only I ain't one.' Anyhow, here's the latest dope on some of the guys what work out here in Tyndall's "Si beria. We got a guy out here by the name of Uland. He s a Cpl. He just went on furlough to see somebody by the same name, She's a Cpl., too. They're married. So I wrote a poem about 1 em. Cpl. Uland married a Wac wi tb two stripes, And a new situation is caus1ng much mi rtbo they love one another, bey' re distrustin' each other, liondering which of the pair will make sergeant the first. It never occurred to me till now just bow many married men we have in this joint. Why, if all the married men at Apalach were laid end to end--the local belles would be staying borne rna re. One of our six-stripe Joes named "Thompson" bas himself some doll that he won't show to the rest of our drooling lotbarios. Don 1 t know wb ere she1 s from, or what's her name, but she must be a pip! you biding her, chum? APALA TURNPIKE: The "Beaten Path" seems to be well trodden as usual this week despite the heavy fog and rain that bas been clo' ing in and threatening our records for turning out the most proficient sharpshooters that ever attended any gunnery school. But f course, the old law of average ays that we can't win each week. Anyway, it gives the "cowboys" a well deserved rest and a chance to relax on good old terra firma. I saw Capt. Frederick Lyman, away from J.ngineering long enough to t e s t hi s p by s i cal f i t n e s s, fleet-footing it tb rough the 100 yd. dash at the P. T. area. Record time too and barely nosing out Lt. Teasley, his shuttle-running second. Glimpsed Julie Grace Harrison, "Operations Girl Friday," looking chic and charming in a new pre ensemble dining at the Hut. Major Keeny, saying good bye to the boys in the orderly room be fore leaving for Tyndall Field, and the 343rd. Sgt. Johnnie Tiller looking very happy after completing a two day sweat upon rer urn from furough. No one would know why the ercola tion. Sgt. Wilburt Coon hurrying on his way to get his pass from the C. Q., and smoking a big black cigar, stopping long enough to shoot the breeze with William Brawner, the evening House Mother. S/Sgt. lioldberg gloating over his new "Cat-0-Nine Tails" with that come hither gleam in his eyes. Walt Schroeder and Joe Trom bitas on the back row of the theater, as usual, thoroughly en joying "Madame Curie." Pete Kalsb, Da Longuyland Kid, lying on his restful sack, and dreaming out loud about Brooklyn, Times Square, etc. Frank Kowalski, known by other THF TYNDALL TARGET names too, demonstrating to Jim mie MacLaren and S/Sgt. Dyal bow he backs out of Oasis on Sat urday night, both guns blazing. Wot a guy! \\'alter Winchell \l'eber, musing the news of the day and broadcasting from the front burner in the mess hall, to the GI cops who come in late for midn ig b t coffee, Joe Andrews, the Selective Ser vice Cbai rman far d rafting KP' s, busily engaged in playing his evening symphonic overture on the Chaplain's new music box. Mike Annunziata, doing a Fred Astaire in Barracks a few afternoons ago. That boy is sharp as a tack. Pfc. Thrift, dragging all those letters from the post office yesterday and digging in the bottom of the bag to pull one out from "Minnie Lee." Nothing short about that Owen POST ARMAMENT GRIN::< AND GROANS: GRINS: Those new fatigues of S/Sgt. Turner's, the one's with the pockets that can be used for an emergency parachute. !Who the H---dreamed them up anyway?) And then there are the discrepancies in W/0 Altvater's story of the stay in Detroit. He :>ays, "I was sick all the time, and dido' t get aut. But, he seems to have become acquainted with half the femmes of the town while there. (Maybe they came in to read Mother Goose rhymes to him. ) GROANS: The detailed description of the machine malfunctions as by the average "It won't work." Thar. s the stock answer for any trouble a broten sear to a worn out barrel the from new guns; in fact, cleaning guns of any description And of course there's that old standby--PT. MEMOS AT RANDOM: About a year ago, Barracks 1 made a bold claim for an all time high on snoring, and issued a challenge to all comers. To date this claim has not been and Barracks n wants to tell the world the challenge is still in effect. Cp 1. Newb au se, is the Po we rhou se with a special blast that at tlmes wakes up the Coast Guard boys out on the island. Pvt. Stribling holds all records !or a continuous run. Pvt. Rovezzi, is the quick change artist. ranging from a slow Putt-Putt, to a .. : : ... : .. .: : : (_ i I I I I I I I 16 --s t re amlin e r roar. Pvt. l:!u t t e r fielri is th e novelty champ with a rippling rhythm effect that puts Sbep Fields out of business. These are only a few of th e professionals. There is an unlimited second-rate tea m with such f e 11 ow s as Sgt. No r -ton, S g t. Branka, Cpl. Naive, etc. The appearance of Apalachicola's own "Donald Duck," S / Sgt. Jack Dyal, on the screen at the Post Theater several nights ago. The cat in the terrytoon with hairpulling, running around in circles, hanging on the chandeliers etc., an exact duplicate PISTOL PACKING PAPA'S: 1\'e re-gret having lost several of the squadrorr's oldest men, and w e sincerely wish them the best of lock. Our heartiest congratulations go to Pvt. Fuggi, who married the home town girl while on furlough. It is being rumored around in the s q u ad ron t b at Pvt. "K i d Romero w bo rec en tl y ret u rn ed from furlough, received several letters addressed Sgt. Romero. \\'as just wondering about the n e w rank. Smitty is still the man about town in Port St. Joe. Incidentally, he hasn't the mess ball .,..ith many KP' s lately. Could it be he is sllpping, or have the fellows enou gb time since the new curfew became ef fective:? POST COMMUNICATIONS: Post Com munications is really on the ball now, u11der .the forceful auspices of Lt. Bert A. Steen. Test equipment identical to radio sets on present ships,' as well as ships of the future, is in the process of installation. The boys are eagerly anticipating bright events yet to come. Sgt. Goodman sez: 'She's not athletic, but if you show her a diamond she'll play ball.' A rookie on guard duty hal ted an approaching figure, then re cognized him as t_h'e post cormrand er. The rookie snapped to atten tion. The commander stood stock still for a full minute, then as.ked: 'Well, are you going to keep me standing here all day?' 'No. sir. Parade rest. :,;. : -.:. /JSW-""""= ... CT, .... NO.Il, ....... ----------.,..-------' U.f!e 1 J CATERPILLAR CLUB GAINS THREE MEMBERS; 'CHUTE PACKERS GET CANDY 111is i s the stor y of three r .. en who went un in an ai rpl ane an rl Car re rlown in their parachutes: At 13:rJ hours in the af'ternoon of' FebrHRr y f>th, tl1 ree 111en took off in an AT23F. on H!1 aerial gnn n cry crunera mission. They w ere Lt. Robert Macy, pilot; Lt. Cal vin C. Higgs, co-pilot; anrl Leo P. H tzinrnons, aerial mgin eer. The few ndnn tes renrfiining be fore the start of thei 1' 1uission were Spent in a routine ch eck of instrunents anct equipment anct U1e all il: :portant 'ch1tes. Irlly pulling the packer's carrt" out of their 'ctv tes, Lts. \lAcy and Higgs au tom Ati cl\lly read off the names of the packers. They were FrMces 1\ewham anrl Mil dreP. Mach, two of Sub-Oepot' s loany civilian ao.ployes who pack the 'dlUtes that Tyndall fliers use. Following suit, Sgt. Fi tzi.no1110n s canre r1p .with the name of Sara Shimer, another of th e Sub-Depot's "silk" experts. Everything went well 1m til ap nroximately lfDO hours. Lt. Macy had .Just completed. a pursuit curve on the bomber fonuation in an easterly direction, whe n the right engine surl .ctenly cru1gj1 t on fire. At the tine of the nrishap they were flying at about R, 000 feet anct were a few mile s west of TRJ.l ooassee. Attempts to extingnish the fl a11es were t.msuccessful, 111d I. t. acy gave orciers to abanrlon the ship. By then they w ere rtown to 4,000 feet. The first to go over was Sgt. Fi tzinrmons \\ho was shortly followed by the oil o t. Lt. Higgs Ill meet aut to be a good tl1i rr1 os he cane billowing after. Bo tl1 Lt. Macy an fl Sgt. F'i tzi u, mon s landeci in trees ancl h 1\!l to cut their way out. More forbln ate was Lt. Riggs, who made an easy landing in an open fielcl several miles B.Yiay from his ccru panions. Directed by observers who had watched the plane go dov.n, fj r e fighters from nearby Dale Field sred to the scene of the accirlen t IUld quickly ex tinguishecl the f1 ar1es. The ship was a total loss. It was a first .JIUI\J for the tl\Q officers 111ri enlisted man, which autcrnaticRlly mRde the111 members in good of the fanerl Cat erpill ar Club. And equal] y, for the three Sub-Depot p. rl s, it was the first time in their long eu ploynrent as packers that 'chute s personally pack.ed by the m harl f e 1 t the mi 1 d tug o f Flo rid a w:lnds while aiding a hturran life to 'reach the gro1md safely. Next day, the Misses Newhrun, Mach and Shinrer m' S teriou sly received three hug-e boxes of candy. Stockholm-According to a lo cal report, huge crowds gathered in Copenhagen recently when Field Marshal Erwin Rommel drove through the Danish Capital. After Rommel had passed through and the crowd still re mained police told them to move on. "Oh. no," was the retort. "We're waiting for Gen. !\lont gomery. He always foiiO\\'S right after Rommel."


Page 12 EGLIN F l E LD FIVE PLAYS TORNADOES HERE TON I GHT (Continued from Page 3) areT/S.(!:t. QuentFox, Sgt. Slim S /Sgt. Ray McClain ancl Sgt. Homer Tynrlall' s tentative line-up is Art Stevens and Finnis Snowden at forward, Sid Friedman at ter, Lts, Jolmson and Vandel' grift or Glasser at ln the local USO court league, the Tornadoes are tied for top honors with the Marine Electric five. Bo th are tmdef ea ted and are scheduled to meet Monclay night. Should the T/F cagers win, it will gl. ve than the crown uncontested, as they were the first half winners. During the past week the Tornadoes had 1 it tl e di ffi cul ty in disposing of their two league opponents, the Bay High and T / F Cadet scpads. Below are the box scores: TYNDALL (70) CADETS (40) Stevens,., ,, 18 Braun ... 10 Snowden.,.,, 14 Harwood .... ,. 0 P'riertman ...... i4 Rosenstock .... 4 Sollen ........ 8 Confrey ....... 6 Collod1 ....... 4 Ginter ....... 6 Dufrane ....... 2 Lester ........ lO Hunt .......... 6 Billig ........ 4 Boswell,, ,,,,, 4 PENSACOLA NAS (67) TYNDALL (42) Bishop ........ 2 Stevens ....... 15 Olda ......... 8 Dufrane ....... 2 B1rr .......... 28 Snowden ....... 4 Bocholtz ...... 4 Hunt .......... 3 Chipley ....... 5 FriedMan ...... 9 'Brooks ........ 5 Willias ...... 1 Henson .. 2 Johnson., 2 -.,R .. tt ........ 13 Sollen .... .... 0 Vandergrift ... 4 Collodi. ...... 2 ... COLA (59) TYNDALL (47) bishop .. .. 7 Stevens ,, 12 Ill rr .......... 6 Snowden ....... 7 Chipley ....... 2 Collodi ....... 0 H enso n .. ...... 7 Friedman ...... lO L eRette.,,,,. 5 Johnson .. 17 (llrtam .. ..... 5 Vandergrift ... 0 Bu choltz ...... 7 Hunt .......... 1 B rooks,,, .. ,. 6 Boswell 0 Wirth ......... 4 patterson ..... 0 K ikullens ..... 10 GREMLIN KEGLERS BOW TO GROUP II IH OFFICERS' BOWLING LEAGUE Group II finally got their full squad on the alleys after several week's lay-off, and proceecled to smother the second place Gr611l ins three straight to highlight the Thursday night Officers 1 eB.J:,rue. The triple jumped theo, to a fourth place tie with the San fus, and placed them within striking distance of their arch rivals, Group I. Group I wasn't iclle, however, as they poured it on the ug,_q;ers twice in three tries to mli..in tain their fi ve--ga,,e 1 ead. The Bell !lingers cruue back R.ft e r dropping th e first to sew np the next t110 and the against II. O .Q., which anchorerl that. in second place fur the week. In th e 1 ast lloatch th e netreads got hot in their opener against the Sanf\Js, but cooled off and lost the last two as the Sna.fus s tar tecl hi t tin g The Sn11fus turned i11 H three :;a,, e totll.l of 2:fl1 plns to slXJW th e way f o r tean h onors, and a1 so garne r ed indivirlual hig;h as Lt sr ear erl the es for 203-234-201 anrl a lusty 643 ser1 e s. It WIJ..S th e s econrl high count of th e sefi.SOn. The stltrrlings: ,,. I. Gr oup! 28 11 Fell Ringe r s 23 16 Gremlins 21 1 8 S nafus 20 19 Group II 20 19 Sluggers 18 21 14 25 Retreads 12 27 THE TYNDALL TARGET STRICTLY from t:he SIDELINES The present tooth and nail (used literally) competition prevailing in the parmanent party inter-squadron league reminds us or the good old days when the field's first bowling league aroused a similar amount or interest. In those days, arguments and discussions on what might have happened continued !rom one week to the other, with the Finance and QM teams furnishing most or the material. In basketball, the QM s seem to have lost most or their more talented athletes and are now acting as a supporting beam in the cellar oJ the league; .along with the White Flashes and the Mess Squadron. On the other hand, the Financiers got off to a good start in the cage play, but in their last two weeks met the toughest opposition in the league and lost two games to drop down to the .500 mark. Last week they lost a heart-breaker by 1 point to the undefeated 25th Altitude courtmen and on Wednesday, found themselves on the the short end of a 2 .8-19 score with the Gunnermakers. The contest had the onlookers suffering !rom sti!! necks as rrequent rouls. resulted in long marches to alternate raul lines. But this was a minor curiositY in a game that was fraught with the unusual, For one thing, not one point was scored by either team ror a full seven minutes during the second quarter, But the finish ing touch to the a rrair was the usuallY heads-up ball player, Sgt. BillY Hones, dropping a"'beauty into the Gunnermakers basket, He was playing ror the Financiers. Tied with the 25th Altitude squad for first place honors is the undefeated 69th team. alway' s been under the impression that the powers that when Forming the 69th, decided that they would assign just enough of everything; clerks, bowlers, baseball players, etc., but none of whom outstanding. And in the months that followed squadron's organi:tation, the 69th was in everything. Sometimes th<;Y looked good, but at the finish line they always ended up as 'just another team. This week the stalwart 69th courtmen nailed another rung in the ladder they must climb to break the jinx. They kept their record clean by winning a hard fought game from the Guardsmen. The final score was 37-29, but it was much closer than that. It wan't 'til the final minute. s of play that the 'Rugged' men could be singled out as the winners. The Guardsmen have a well balanced team, with Gerard Kooey getting our nod for his competent floor work despite his girth. Nestling down 1n a three-way tie ror second place are "Twitchell's Corrunandos," or, as they are more corrunonly known, the 350th basketeers. rr anyone's looking ror a dark horse to win the league crown, we can do no better than to recorrunend this squ.ad. While not much on height, this aggregation has displayed excellent team work and seems to have the necessary scoring punch. We don't know how they're going to bottle up Art Stevens when they meet the Altitude cagers, or how they'll stop Friedman when they play the Gunnermakers, but those games will be well worth watching, Incidentally, the Corrunandos lost their only game to the 69th, whom they will play tonight in the preliminary c;ontest at the post gym, The contest starts at 6:45' P,M. UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE PLAY Tied for top honors in the Inter-Squadron Basketball League are the "Rugged 69th" and the 2.5th Altitude cagers. Both teams have records of four winsagainst no losses. Tonight the 69th courtmen wil'l tussle with the 350th Commandos in the preliminary game to the Eglin Fiel contest. The match is an extra-league gilme, with no bearing on the standings. Both the tl.ltitude and 69th sauads will face league competition on Monday against the instructors and i cs, respectively. Pictured above are the cagers who are carrying the 69th standard. Front row, left to right, are Jim Ravenscroft, Ed Carr, Al Loudis, i

February 19, 1 944 THF. TYNDALL TARGET Page 13 46y By BOB HAWK Qui zmas te r: TO THE YANKS" 1. What is the largest birn known to man? 2. Amethysts are generally yellow, purple or green? 3. Is a tennis ball smaller, larger or the some size as a hard baseball? 4. Which .is larger--fV8ths or 4/7ths. 5. There are a _number of word comb in a ti on s which describe people or thinJ.!S in terms of animals--for instance,. "lionhearted." Nnme three similar expressions. 6. We rean ann hear about people being arresterl for as sault an

6UNNERS WEEK "'i GUNN ER OF THE CLASS T/ SGT. R. G. HENDERSON Squadron A T/Sgt. Robert G. "Bobbie" Henderson has the best skeet score of any gunner who ever -took the aerial gunnery co u r s e a t T y n d a 1 1 F i e 1 d H e broke 248 ou_ t of a pos.sible 25. 0 clay birds on the skeet, range. basic training in the at Fort Jack so_ nJ S. C. PVT. H ARRY L. KABRICH Squadron c A native of-Jacksonville) Fla.J Pvt. Kabrich is twenty-two years old and is married. He has had close to three years years of service in the AAF and prior to that served a shvrt hitch in the Field Artillery. Kabrich claims he was one of the first 22 enlisted meti to be assigned to the Air Transport Command upon its activation. He served with the ATC first at Long Beach) Calif.J and then at Memphi sJ Tenn. S/SGT. H.J. RAULERSON Squadron D S/Sgt. Raulerson completes his gunnery training here as top gunner o .f hi s Cl ass 44-7 In civilian life he was employed by' the Western Union Co. for two years as a teletype main tenance man. He joined the Army in February) i939. 'After serving on D. S. in Panama and Trinihe reassigned to the states and transferred to the Signal Corps. In September) i943J Raulerson was transferred to the A i r Fo r c e s. AI C MICHAEL S. P APCUN Cadet Detachment A/C Papcun was born in Indi anaJ Po. J where he and his mother and dad resided until two years ago CPL. JOHN ESBORN Squadron B Cpl. John Esborn is a 23 year old native of Sweden who has made his home in Cleveland) OhioJ since arriving in country w i t h h i s p are n t s i n i 9 30 He attended schools in Cleveland and before entering the Army' was a tool and die designer. Cpl. Esbern is a member of Class 44-9. He has one brother in the service) Torsten EsbornJ is at present on duty at Camp HaanJ Cali f.. PVT. CHARLES YEVTICH Squadron E Pvt. Charles YevtichJ who is 29 years of ageJ has come a long when the family moved to New way si.nce he entered. the Ai_ r York city He-is twenty-one Forces two years agoJ come March. years old and majored in accounting while attending the Indiana High School. .pvt. YevtichJ who is gunner of the week a s a member of Squadron EJ Class 44-8J is a native of Papcun':;was sent to Atlantic Portland) Oregon. After enterct J f b t ing the Army he saw service at 1 yJ N. 'J or as1c ra1n1ng in. Spring f i el dJ courses. \ i9 43J and tl:).en to Mass: J for C.D.T. in primary) Papcun was rectos fi ed as_ a bombardier. Sheppard Field) Tex.J where he took bas.ic training and then went through the AM school. After that l:).e went to the Wright Engine school at Paterson) N.J.


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