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QUESTION: n[)o YOU THINK SERVICEMEN WITH DEPENDENTS SHOULD BE GIVEN PREFERENCE IN ORDER OF DISCHARGE WHEN THE 11DEIRATION" IS OVER?" Interviews and Photos By CPL. WILLIAM JAMES S/Sgt. A.B. Hicks, Atlanta, Ga.: "Definitely yes. Men with depmden ts have incurred the greater finmci al hardships while in the service and coMeqUI!h tl.y they should be given prefermce when it oomes to hand ing out discharge& Sgt. K. Johnson, Los Angeles, CaZ.: "All men should be discharged ac cording to their time in service. MEn w1 thou t dependents should not be discriminated against When it comes time to disband the Anny. 'lhis muntry is still a d:mocracy and all men should be treated as equals. S/Sgt. Ji, JiCJgne1'", Blo0111ingdale, N.J.: I definitely believe that men w1 th dependents should be given preference. Although I have no depeldm ts, I have seen many cases of hardship in fllllilies as a result of one of the 'breadwinners' being called into the service. a opt. J. Colef>a1'"di, Atlantic City, li.J.: I believe that mm overseas sb:>uld be given first preference when it nues tD discharges when the war is over, 111d men w1 th dependents should come next. Pvt. Happy Coe, Pate1'"son, N.J.: "I believe that mEn jn the armed s ervices with d.epenlenu; Suild be givm prefermce In order of dis charge, but only if the others are not required to ranain in service too long afterwards." Sergeant Cited For Bomber Work Naples (CNS)-M/Sgt. W endel Horne, of California, has been awarde d the L egion of M erit for his p art in the d e sign, m anufacture and installation of equipm ent to improve the fire powe r and protect the crews of B25 Mitchell bombe rs. The award was made by Gen. Henry H. Arnold, USAAF commander. AI trnugh the odds were far and away against it, Sgt. Ray Barrette, Tyndall's counterpart of FDR' s Steve Early, slipped through a supposedly air-tight cordon md obtained m extension on his furlough. He was due back Weches day, but it look's like we'll have tp do without him fb r a few more days Via V-mail we hear that the 344th1 s Bill Hakean, "The Great," is first sergeanting it around England. He writes: 'Drlngs around here arm' t too bad-it could be 1>rse -plenty to eat -lots of fun and such -and plenty of work. While on the subject of letters, MaJor Silva recm tly received a V-mail from Lt. Jay Evans who writes frQM a N.Y. APO number: "Have been intending to write you a line ever since I left Tyndall. To Slo/ the least I 1111 se year babies who doesn't have to * save his breath for blowing out candles until he's 100 years old Already given up as "missing in .... While Monday's "dry run" action" by the Target stai'f, Lt. caused exci tl!men t for some and Dewey Gossett, first col1.111I1ist fur wrused others, it was climaxed by this sheet and originator of the "coal barge detail" which "Gossett's Gossip," was finally "drained" the 69th of seven 0 heard from this week when we its better men for a matter of 2_ noticed that the prize wimer of hours. It seans that a coal barge an essay contest out at Kingman and 15 GI trucks at Rlrt st. Joe Field, Ariz., was Lt. Gossett. had to be guarded. The 69th drew The subject of the essay was "Why the assignnent (what other s

March 4, 1944 QUALIFIED VOTERS URGED TO REGISTER FOR FLA. ELECTIONS Tyndall Field enlisted men, officers and their wives are urged to register for the coming Florida elections. Qualifications for Florida ann Ray Cmmty voting are that the person de siring to vote must be a resident of this state for at least one year anrl a resident of Bay 1County for at least six months. Mill tary personnel and civilian ent>loyes of the field may regis ter at a special desk set up in the rear of Post Headquarters. Registrations 11JJst be made bl' fo re March 7. In order to avoid any mis understanding on the part of prospective voters, Lt. Harold M. Fagin, deputized for voting by the state of Florida at Tyn dall Field, arrphasized that sons meeting the Florida voting qualifications are considered citizens of the state fur voting purposes. If you register in Florida, you may not register to vote in your home state for the same elections. If you oo regis ter and vote here, when you re turn to your home state you do hot have to wait the prescribed time in your home state before voting, provided you have already been a voter there. Also, registering and voting in Florida does not mean that you lose your citizenship rights of your home state, other than not beingpermitted tD vote in the same year. Registering to vote in Florida will pennit you to vote in the May Primary for state and county officials and will likewise penni t you to vote in the November General Elections. The registering desk at Post Headquarters is open frcm 8 A.M. to P.M. Gl SHOW FOR RED CROSS AT RITZ TONIGHT An all GI cast show will be presented at the Ritz Theater tonight for the benefit of the American Red Cross. The show is a travelin g unit which has played leading theaters in cities throughout the Eastern Flying Training Command. It is beingpresented at the Ritz through cooperation of Mr. Rufus Davis, one of the owners of the theater. Tickets of admission will sell for $1 each and will entitle the purchaser to a membership card in the Red Cross. On Tyndall Field tickets are available in the Public Relations Office in Post Headquarters and at the Officers' Cltlb. The show will replace the egular midnight matinee at the ,'titz and will begin promptly at 11:15 P.M. OUR FRONT COVER The scene of this week's front cover is the Panama City station of the Bay Line. The sun tans would indicate that the gunners being checked in have just come up from Miami Beach or points south. This scene is a regular weekly occurrence at the 'sta tion, 1 for new replacements a r e co n s t ant 1 y a r r i v i n g to take the place of those who have graduated and gone. THE TYNDALL P a)!e 3 TORNADO FORWARD I DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING I T/F SPORTS AT A INSTITUTES 7-DAY WEEK GUNNERY PROGRAM Beginning Monrlay, March 5, a new seven day per week scherlule will go into effect in the De partment of Training, it was an nounced today. All school facilities of the school will operate every day. All students and per sonnel will have work staggered to pernd t one free day per week. The new scherlule will relieve overcrowding of equipment in various phases of training anrl permit snaller groups to receive instructions, thus improving sturlent training. A new feature of the schedule occurs on the 5th and 6th week s of the training course. Students woo are to be trained at A:pal achicol a in the 5th week will be flown down on Sunday of that week, accomplishing splash nd !T sions for a total of two hours flight. On the 6th &mday of the program they will be flown back to Tyndall Field in another two hour mission. Pvt. Art Stevens of Chicago, ill., i s one of the T ornadoes leadin g offensive star s and will be in the T/F 1 ine-up when the Tyndall court squad plays Marianna h e r e Tuesday night. Stevens, who is 21 years old, has been alternating betwee quainted Tea" to be held at the Rec Hall on Sunday, March 19, between 3 P.M. and 5 P.M. The organization meets every Friday evening at P.M. in the Special Service Office and all enlisted men's wives are urged to attend. Included in the group's plans fur the future are swimming, bowling, tennis and bridge parties, and many other activities. T/F BOXER ELIMINATED IN QUARTER FINALS Sgt. Manuel Cocio, Tyndall's representative in the Chicago Golden Gl aves reached the quarter-fina l s of the tournament in the light heavyweight divis ion, being eliminated after h i s fourth bout wh i c h he 1 o s t o n a s p 1 i t dec i s i on. C oc i o, a memb e r o f the 350th, won his first two bouts at Pensacola s e v e r a 1 w e e k s ago b o t h of them b y first round knockouts. I n Chicago, on Monday, he kept hi s record intact b y dis p o sing of h i s oppon e n t in the first r ound. Advan cing to the quarter-fina l s he fought a c lose fight Tuesday and wa s eliminate d as judges voted 2-1 agarnst him morning and afternoon hours. Another new feature added to the school curriculum is the viewing of camera films on the day fullowing air camera missions. This will enable the student to actually see on film his record. of the previous day. T/F RADIO ACTIVITIES ARE EXPANDED Tyndall's radio activities have now expanded to a schedule which includes nine programs per week over station l'rDIP, with two additional programs scheduled to go on the air after March 15, when WDIP becomes a t.tltual affiliate. Officers, enlisted men, cadets and Wacs are urged to attend Tuesday evening rehearsals for the Wednesday evening dramatizations by the T / F Radio Pl aymuse Group. The rehearsals are held 8 P.M. in the new tanpo rary studio located directly in the rear of the first cadet barracks, #409, on Mississippi Averrue. Anxmg the newer additions to the T / F air shows are the 30th Aviation 'Glee Club broadcasting on &mday afternoons at 4:45 P.M. and a fifteen minute sportscast each Friday at 3:15P.M. Cpls. Jimmy Caniff and Lawrence Stein take to the air on Saturday eve nings at 6, with piano selections, songs and poetry. For program time on all T/F rlrlio soows, consult scherlule 1 ow "What's Doing Next Week. Cpl. Doris Crowley is in charge of the field's radio activities, under the supervision of the Special Service and Public Re-1 ations Offices. FARR APPOINTED W/0 Jom E. "Johnnie" Farr, of the Finance Detachment, has beenpromoterl to the 11:radeof warrm t officer, junior grade. W/0 Farr is an old .timer at Tyndall, having reporterl for duty as a private f'i rs t class on Dec. 9, 1.941. Since that time, he has bem on rlu ty with the Finance Detacllm ffi t. The new warrm t o ff'icer is the son of P..E. Farr, of Waycross, Ga. H e entered the A rmy at Fort Jackson, S. c., in 1941. The Tornadoes c lose their abbreviated court season h ere o n T u e s d a y a g a i n s t t h e M a r i a nn a Air Base cager s * An eliminati o n tournament f o r all E:nl i sted men and officer basketball t eams e ntered in p rese:nt leagues will be h eld at t h e post gy m beginning Wednesd a y April 5. Individual and t eam t r ophies will be award ed, according to Lt. Stan D rongowsk i, post athletic officer. M a rch 9 is the 1 ast day t hat e n t r i e s w i 11 b e r e c e i v e d f o r the post s ingles fourw all hand b a 1 1 t o u r nam e n t. En t r i e s will b e received by teleph one at the post athl etic office in the gym. * The 25th Altitude cagers a nd the 69th courtmen still rule the roost in the inter-sq uadron competition. Th e two t eams finished the week with records of 7 wins against no de f e a t s A c co r d i n g to t h e schedule the undefeated duo will not meet until March 29, and both bid fair to continue the i r winning ways u n t i 1 tha t date. WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK SUNDAY 12:30 P.M.--Record Concert, Post Theater. MONDAY 12:30 P.M.--A&R Representaiive Meeting, Athletic Office. 7 P.M.--Movies,Station Hospital. 8 :30 F.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq. TUESDAY 7 P.M.--Special Entertainment at Station Hospital. 8 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO, WDLP. 8 P.M. -ftlovi"es, ColoredRecHall. WEDNESDAY 12:30 P.M.--Special Service Non Com Meeting, Post Library. 7 P.M.--Protestant Choir Rehear sal, Post Chapel. 7 P.M.--Variety Show, Rec. Sq. 8 P./ti .--G.l. Dance, Rec Hall, PermaT?t'n t Party Only. THURSDAY 7 P.M .--Movies, Hospital. 8 P.M,--GI Dance, Rec Hall. Stu dents Only. 8 P.M.--Dance. Colored Rec Hall. 8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq. FRIDAY 7 :30 P.M.-SIOA Club (EM's Wives) Special Service oFFice. 7:30 P.M.--Boxing, Receiving Sq. 8 P.M .--Movies, ColoredRecHall. SATURDAY 7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital. 8:30 P .AI. --Movies, Receiving Sq. T/F RADIO PROGRAMS (Over Station WDLP) SUNDAY 4:45 P.M.--30th Aviation Glee Club. MONDAY 9:45 A.M.--Air Wacs on the Air. 1VESDAY 8 : 00 P.M.--USO Dance BrnRdcast (Band). WEDNESDAY 8 :35 P.M.--Tyndall Field Radio Playhouse. THURSDAY 3 : 30 P.M.--Band Concert. 8:30 P.M.--Rec Hall Tonight. FRIDAY 3 : 15 P.M.--Army Sports Headlines. 8:15 P.M.--Air Wacs on the Air. SA1VRDAY 6:00 P.M.--Twilight Moods. USO CAMP SHOW "STEP LIVELY" Sat., March 18 Post Theater


Page 4 THE TYNDALL TARGET I _:_J';, r Targe-t PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR PERSONNEL OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD, PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA. Copy Prepared Under Supervision of Public Relations officer. Printing & Photography by Base Photographi c & Reproduction Section. Art work by Dept. of Training Drafting Department. The Tyndall Target receives aaterial supplied by Ca11p Newspaper Ser vice, liar Dept., 2015 R. 42nd St., New York City. Credited aaterial aay not be republished without prior peraission froa CNS. A FRESH START Now that the Reconstruction Finance Corporation has ex tmded its snall business loan program to include those mustered out of service, all the soldier has to about is getting back. The plan is designed to assist servicemm returning to. private life in reestablishing their former business operations. Thus the soldier who sold his restaurant, pet shop, or grocery store, would be in 1 ine to obtain RFC f\mds to acquire his old business or set himself up around the comer in a new location. Wisely perhaps, there is a small but weighty anchor at tached to the plan. An appli cant !Jllst show "previous busi-ness experience, have some money of his own" and there must be a "sound econanic need for the rosiness." Well, those are things to p ray fb r, unless the RFC accepts the present war as qualified "Previous business experience" and considers the mustering out pay the serviceman will receive a-s "some money of his own." To our way of thinking, there's always room for another rest au rant that will serve gpod coffee and fresh apple pie. However, measured by Reconstruction Finance Corp. stmdards, one really begins to wonder whether pie and coffee is after all acceptable evidence that a "sound ecommic need for the business" exists. THE IDES OF MARCH read aright tile invasion sigp.s. The Czechs say it was a wam"An army moves on its stom ach"; the stomach not only of its men, but on the stomach of its as well. Tanks, planes, guns need constantly to be fed. Oil, ammunition, repairs must keep coming from supply bases in the rear. It is clear that the primary strategy of the war is to cut the enemy's supply lines. It is also clear that, in equipping His SOULdiers, this ra tioning problem was of first importance to our Lord's Divine Plan for making prayer the "supply line" by which Christian SOULdiers are reinforced, that no Christian need ever be cut off from his base of supply. All this is necessary to keep the prayer line open is willingness to this reinforcement. Suppose that a blockade of prayer, o r indifference, should cut off this s piritual supply line. The Christian army would be weakened. "This daily bread should be taken as as a remedy against our daily infirmities," declares St. Am brose. Every prayer reinforces not only the one praying, but all the army, just as our daily PROTEST ANT Sunday Sunday S chool, Post Chapel. 9 A.M. Worship, Colored Rec Hall..9 A.M. Worship, Post Chapel . 10 A.M. Worship, Skunk Ho 11 ow 10 A.M. Worship, Post Chapel .. 7:30 P.M. Tuesday Fellowship Meeting .. 7:30 P.M. Wednesday Choir Rehearsal. 7:30 P.M. CATHOLIC Sunday Mass, Post Chapel 8 A.M. Mass, Post Theater 10 A.M. Mass, Post Chapel . 11: 15 A.M. Daily Mo<>S . 5:30 A.M. Saturday Confessions . 7 P.M. (and any time chaplain is in his office.) JEWISH Friday Worship Service . 7:30 P.M. foo d nourishes n o t merely an arm, a leg, a toe, but our whole body. Our prayers, then, can be a vital supply base for those m embers of the same Christ Body. A cut-off army, yet we can still reinforce them through the base of supply of prayer, for, says St. Augustine, "The influence of prayer is felt around the world. 11 "More things are wrought b y prayer than this world dreams of. 11 Coming when Hitler' s star is on the wane the season of prophecies and omens recalls the ancimt soothsayer intercepting Caesar on the steps of the Senate to wam him to "beware the ides of March." Unfortunately the noblest Roman of them all did not share the old one's sense of foreboding and went on to be assassinated. ing voice on the edge of crowds that wept openly in No mean visionary himself and quite at hane with a power telescope, Hitler has his own reasons fbr viewing March as a DJ)nth of distrust. Some say the "believer" has the streets of Prague oo "Protector's Day," March 14, 1939, that Hitler is now remembering. It could have been a visit made late at night by the shade of a distinguished member of the college of augurs. Now the ides of March are with us md while the end of the prophecy is not in sight, there is in the ruins of the great Gennan cities, a grave portent of their futllre. --A m eri<-a n Legi o n M agazin e. Turn on a n Pws hroadcast so w e ean find out how w e're making out. ONE MAN'S OPINION What's Editor, Tyndall Target Your "iri!Jliring photographer" didn't come to me when he asked various soldiers if they thought the states or the federal g:>vemment should handle the voting for men in service, but I'd like to put my word in. I think it should be left up to the states, just like it is now. (i)f course this would mean that very few of the men overseas would get a chance to vote, but I think that the 1 ack of newspapers, magazines and radio broadcasts over there prevents men overseas from being well enough in funned on current topics to be able to vote intelligently. -Sgt. A. K. H. Dear Ed: Recently I read an editorial in your paper entitled: "ifuy?" 0 ften I've liUI.dered about that. Why oo men at this seni-tropical post have to wear OD' s until some high at some other post says we may change to more com fortable clothing? Why isn't clothing for the ordinary soldier optional rluring the early Spring and Fall? I'm no strm,ger to this climate. I've spP-n t ali but one of my 35 yeal"s here mrl all my life I have seen people dress to suit the Yours? They sometimes appeared in 11SUiliiler" attire in the middle of winter. The weather is that way here. The Anny may have its reasons for prescribing clothing for its soldiers. It has a reason for every other thing. But what I would -like explained is why a btmch of poor guys and gals who can sun bathe on the beach on in bathing suits llllSt wear woolen clothes 1IDtil the next Snrlay? It should, Sir, be a rather interesting explanation. -Cpl. B. W. P. Invasion Army Gets Swimming InstruCtion London (CNS)-Every American soldier in the Allied armies which will storm the Second Front bridgeheads into Continental Europe i s gbing to know how to swim-just in case he has to. The American Red Cross, acting under Army direction, is giving courses in combat swimming, water safety and life saving at pools throughout England. Nearly 1 000 offic ers and m e n are learning each week suc h tactics as jumping into the water from a height of 25 feet, fully clothed and carrying pack, rifle and helmet-and the n swimming 35 feet to a rubbe r dinghy.


March 4, 1944 A.R.C. DIRECTOR URGES EARLY APPLICATION FOR PRE-NATAL CARE FUNDS Filing of applications for free pre-natal and maternity care for wives of enlisted men should not be delayed until after the baby is born, J .M. Reeves, American Red Cross field director h ere, warned this week. Reeves sairl there had been cases in the past two days in which applications for the free care had not been filed until after the birth, and that these applications had been turned down. The Red Cross official said that while some states would ap prove such rlel ayed applications, most of them would not. He said the Red Cross office here had application blanks and would be glad to assist in filing them. Wives of all men below the first three grades are entitled to the free care, the federal government and the individual states cooperating to furnish the necessary hospital and doctor fees. --Guardians--NEW OFFICER WELCOMED; FIELD PACKS RECEIVED; FAVORITE K-9 DIES THE TYNDALL TARGET Survivor Story Of Troopship Of Disaster Recently arrived at Tyndall are a group of enl is terl men who were fonnerly stationed on Green! and. They are here to become aerial gunners. Two of them, Cpl. Fred Hessler and Pfc. Carlo DiMedio, have a particular score to settle -the death by drowning of close to two hrmdred of their comrades when .their east bound troopship was torpedoed in the Atlantic, February 3, 1943. Hessler is a native of Detro! t, Michigan, and both men are as sigr.ed to Squadron D, members of Class 44-14. In Sinking Tells Mid-Atlantic In relating his story on the troopship disaster, Hessler stressed the point that service-men overseas can't rmderstand CPL. /'RED G. RESSLER strikes on the home front and away, tut felt m sucticn. I saw and that he wants his story to a man who had tried to crawl be told in order to help the through a porthole and was c11..1gtlt folks at home realize what war fa..c;t halfway out go do\\11 with the really means. ship, screaming. Some of the men "The torpedo struck amidships, had renained on board rather than in the refrigerator section, re-join the struggling throng in 1 easing ammonia gas --many 0 f the water. the men who had been sleeping "Some of the men tossing on the when we were hit were overcome waves were screaning, others were before they could reach the deck. praying. I made my way to a raft Ice, covering the lifeboats and and they hauled me aboard. The cables made lowering the life-craft filled with men rmtil every boats a difficult task and some inch was taken. Men for whom of the boats were renrlered use-there was no room on the raft less while others fouled and clung to the edges, pleading to d d th i h i t be taken aboard, but the raft We extend our heartiest welcome umpe e r uman cargo n o to Lt. Lawrence Thornton futterthe .:;ea. was so full every wave swept sane field, recently assigned to our "Some men jumped from the top of the men off. Those near the squadron. Lt. futterfield is a deck into the sea before boats edge of the raft clung to men in native Floridian hailing from were lowered. Their necks were the sea, l:uoyed up by the water; Stuart, Fla. broken when their cork life but many of these fro:re to death. 1st/Sgt. P.M. O'Neil is at Fin-jackets hit the water. Each life "One man, half on the raft bit ney General Hospital in Thomas-preserver was equipped with a with his legs still in the water, ville, Ga., and writes that he light and the sea ::tround the ship shouted, "I can't stand it," and will be back with us soon. S;Sgt. p, Ryan is Acting 1st/Sgt. and is was soon full of bobbing ligtlts. slipped out of his life jacket doing a very commendable job. It 1 ookerl like Forty-Second. and disappeared-()Ir training classes in Cl'lnou-Street and Broadway. The lights "After eight hours in the water n age, sanitation EB1d map reading kept glowing, whether the men a cutter pi eked us up. They are still going full blast and were alive or dead. threw us ropes and hauled us on the best of results is being de"A rope network was throl'll over board-our arms were numb from rived. Incidentally, we received the side and those who hadn't the cold and we could not climb. our field pi!cks and the boys are formd places in boats that were A I hed th ail th already selecting their Tent s reac e r ey grcu.rMates." chop-ped loose went down the bed at my hair tut I slipped away One of our K-9' s, Prince, died ropes. I was one of them. A and dropped into the water. The several day!;; a g o and the "Dog lifeboat not yet full was near shock me out a little so Patrol" is bereaving the loss of I the ship and I got into it, but that I was able to seize another one of our better rtogs. Prince more men kept boarding it and it rope and this time I reached the was a prince of a Gennan-Shepherd finally went under. I sw1111 back deck. Q. When I went into the Army nt 1942 I had 110 need for National S e1vice L ife I n surance. Now I'm nwrriecl, lwwever. ancl I'd like to t .ilke out a pol i cy: I've been told that beccmse I didn't appl y b e for e A u g 10, 1943, I a m no l onge1 el i g i b l e joT insura11ce I s this true:' A. No. You have been misinformed. You may still apply for National Service Life Insurance but you will have to pass another medical examination before the insurance is approved. Aug. 10, 1943 was merely the last day on which a servicema n could get insurance without a medical examination. Q Lately I have 11oticed offic eTs weanng Good Conduct ribbons. I tilo t this deco ra tion w a s for e n l .1sted men onty. How abotlt it ? A. True, the Good Conduct i\'ledal is not awarded to officers. But officers who won them while they were enlisted men may continue to wear them after they have been commissioned. Q I u n d e r s ta n d that enlisted men i n the U S Army are now e l i g i bl e for appointment t o cadet s hips i n the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. I f t h is is true, what are t h e 1'equi7ements? A. These appointments are offered to men in the Army no older than 22 in a nation-wide competitive examination. Each soldier's standing will be determined by averaging his grade in Mathematics and English together witn his adaptability grade, based on personal interviews, educational experience and background. and 1ecords submitted with his application. The candidate also mus t have the educational credits in either a high school or coll ege: two credits in Algebra, one in Plane Geometry one-half in Trigonometry, thre e in English, one in Physics and one in Chemistrv. He must be over five feet, six inches tall and have an uncorrected vision of 20 / 20. The examination will be held May 10 and 11 and each can didate competing must apply to the Commandant, United States Coast Guard, through channels. and was well liked by all of the to the ladder anrt found another Only rive of his group of 200 boys that worked w1 th him. This 1 ifeboat. It was not crowded, Physical Training area. It is t hA 1 w d' d f i were among the rescued, Hessler d th wa c ag le o pneumon a. but a mommt later a man jumped Said. expecte at new rmifonus Will He was in that contingent of dogs be purchased, and given to those brought over from Fort Royal, from the deck of the ship into In civilian life, the twentymaking the best showings in prac-Va., by SF!;t. E. Ace. the lifeboat. He went right four year-old aerial gunnery tice. Your correspondent has composed through into the sea and the boat student was a travel cormselor Our Glee Club, which has been another song entitled, Not began to settle. for the Autanobile Club of Mich-presenting radio broadcasts for Making Believe," ancl it might gp "The ship went down 14 minutes igm. Just prior to arriving at the past three weeks from oor Rec places in Tin .fran Alley. (We hope.) after it had been struck. I was Tyndall, he married the former Hall will be heard at the usual Pvt. George Gr!llrly middl&-aisled in the water only about 30 feet Ruth Marion Simpson of Detroit. time tomorrow afternoon at 4:45 i t last week w1 th a hometown girl, ____ .L:.=..::.:_=:.:...::..:...:_...:..:::....:.:::....:...:._::..__ ____ ---f over WDIP, but from a different so here's our best wishes for --Brown Bombers--place. A broa:dcasting studio has continuous marital bliss to the Dance Band uakes Debut, Juke Box Is Out, been set up in the Jam Handy riveted C'Ouple. 1v1 building on the main part of the BANTER; Pvt. R. Palmer is A A pI post, and our Glee Club will talkinginhissleepaboutagirl Bigger nd Better Dances re anned broadcastitsprogrllllfromthere. called LaVerne and from the en-Our rlance band made its del::ut ing in for the next affair, it However, a radio Will be placed ra:p tu red look on his face she 1 ast Thursday night and made a will be more successful than the in the Rec Hall for anyone wishmust be some gal ... The NCO's are big hit with the crowd attmding first. Every soldier contribut,-. ing to listm to the progr11u. planning a party real soon. We the bi-weekly dances. Since that ing toward the purchase of a Vtar Prospective life guards, who hope that it's not like the la..<>t time, the band has made t110 a:pBond will be admitted to the Will be on duty Slildey afternoons one. Our basketball team turned pearances at thEl USO in Panama: dance, and in addition, the comdurinigedthethsunmi einriattialouir betach, on the in our last game md City, and will provide irrusic for mittee in charge will provide him rece v e r ns rue easily romped home a winner... all social activities fran now on. with a dancing partner for the tions at a meeting held Wednesday Cpl. J, Mashburn. is still calling It really is an improvement from evening. Not bad, hey fellow&' night. The duty of a life f:ard Lassie! fut she 110n1 t come home. dancing to the trmes of a juke Signs of spring are seen all is a voluntary one, but ju ging By the way, llhich G.lardim had box, and the Thursday around us, 111d one of the surest by the response to a call fur mm a shipyarrl gal so completely night dances are becoming more sigr.s blossomed forth last Wed-to do this work, 00 sh:>rtage will snowed that she didn't want to popular. nesday night-whm aspirants fur exist. Plans are also being made see her husband off for the Seven Plans are being made for an-the baseball tell!l reported in the for the erection of t110 tents at Seas. Cpl. carroll is still other War Bond dance to be held rtay room to Lt. Greg Greene. the beach, so visitors can dress sweating out the stork--any day sometime this month. During the Strengthened by the addition of there wittnut disturbmce.. now. 4th War Loan drive our squadron several newcomers, plus the cream -Cpl. S1111 Marotta conducted a dance of this type, of the crop left over from last the first to be held at Tyndall year, the post team is expected My insurance was for combat I hod olwoys thunk, But now I know I need it For my upper double bunk. Field, and it was a huge success. to be one of the best in this In addition to giving away $100 section. Actual practice sesworth of bonds, $25 in cash was sions will begin in another two also awarded lucky persons, and weeks or so1 and will be held by the reservations poui'nightly on the di1111ond near the llother: 'Don't you want to be the kind of girl that people look up to.' Daughter: 'No, I waa t to be the kind of girl that people look around at.'


Page 6 By KATE SMITH Quite recently tbe "Anny Play by Play was perfonned for tile Roosevel ts Queen Wilhelmina at Hyde Park. Members of the cast were cru tioned not to shake the President's hand too strong!)) since he had a great deal of hand-shaking to do. After tile President met each of the boys and had heartily shaken their limp hands, he turned to the group and queried, "What's tile matter w1 th you boys? Doesn't the Anny feed you enough?" * WHAT' 8 NEW: Qu t in Indianapolis, Ind., a homeowner advertised as rollows: "I'll lease You mY home, lend you mY maid, and lntroduce you to my butcher about March 1. In Chicago; the Natural History Museum scheduled a "Leap Year Customs lecture ror unattached Ladies. Bing cros bys new name ror Bob Hope is Flattop. washington government orrices have hired 20 blind stenographers who are all working out wcnderrully. THE TYNDALL TARGET MY FAVORITE PHOTO 11HY BOY, SPUD11 At a time the wand is a with conferences going on daily which in some way or other affect mill ions of people, it's refreshing to be able to sit dawn and k to someone about things that matter, in a vein that doesn't matter. FOr example you can talk to Cpl. Bill. Bennett of the 69th about .the coming invasion, or the next election, or whether FOR the r1ght move in doing this or that-and you can talk for hours, 1f you want to--and after you've settl ed the ponderous problems, the tion will switch to baseball and when you finally get around to saying so-long-1-gotta-hurry-back-to-the-office; you slap him on the back and call him "Arky, (after third baseman Arky Vaughn) and he * .;: calls you J immy" (after Jimmy Foxx) and you both walk away chuckLind ted m10tmt of brass was re-1 ing softly to over pleasant leased by War Production Board All of which leads us to the picture above, whiCh Bill submitted for ruarufacture of civilian alann not so much as a favorite photo, although he does prize it h ighly, clocks New York State topped as an example of the type of recreation and entertainment program its 4th War Loan Drive qnota of fostered by Special Services at the larger Anmy hospitals. The photo $4,1.98,000,000 by $68,100,000 in question was taken at the Finney General Hospital at Thomasville, War Dept. annormcedmuffllng rle-Ga., with the Hew York Yankees' star hurler, Spurgeon "Spud" Chand vice in grenades which ler, as the subject of interest. Chandler's visit to the hospital inate disoovery of the tilrower''s was one of the several made by national figures in sports anc1 enter-location At Camp Ellis, Ill., tainment while Bill was there. WAC Cpl. Ostboe voltnteer-Shaking hands with Chandler is Colonel .Davis, commanding offic;er ed for overseas duty and relin-of the hospital, while on the verge of being nudged out of the plcquished her stripes_, as only ture by the right shoulder of tne American League's most valuable privates were ellgiole ... The player is our own Bill Bennett. \1/hat was Bennett doing there? \1/ell, Poultry Keepers' cormcil of Lon-that's a long story, but we'll try to brief it. Bill played-quite a don complained bitterly that bit of football in his high school days (more than a decade ago) and anti-aircraft barrage kept yormgone day as .halfback he took the ball on what was .to ha' e been an er hens from laying. off tackle play. Bill says it was one "of those th1ngs where three * men stop you at once, effectively." The severest injury received on University or Fla., first mem-the play was heavy damage to a knee cartilage-which has yet to ber or the Southeastern Conferheal-and therefore the journey to Finney General. ence to suspend inter-collegiate Bill is a native of Lake City, Florida,. but you'd never know it. athletics last year, will have a Prior to enlisting ("I beat 'em to the draw") Bennett was a paving football team or under drart age inspector for the u.s. Engineering Department. He Camp players this year ... The shortest Blanding in october, 19112, to Spence F1eld, Ga., for his basic and bout in Madison Square Garden s arrived at Tyndall in November of that yea.r. Someone history took place recently when espied his genial demeanor and ear-marked him for the clerkship of Bummy Davis l ett-hooked Bob Mont-the Post Theater. came the 19113 baseball season and Bill went out to gome r y i n 63 seconds. give his all at third base for the post and squadron and in so doing gave too much and aggravated the old knee InJury to Se1m1an Vincent J, Auricchio is an e xtent that required hospitalization. still bemoaning fate's little After-two and a half months of "bunk fat igue Bennett returned to as he relaxes in his Suf-Tyndall from Finney General and it was decided that an "outside" job fol", N.Y. home. Vincent, a was what he needed. So today we find B;ll outside the files of the creWillan aboard an American des-"303" Sect ion in Personnel. troyer, saw hazardous action when his ship sank 2 Jap destroyers News From Your Own Home Town lllld 5 l8!1ding barges in tile Kula Minneapolis (CNS)-Paul Re-Storrs, Conn. (CNS)....:.__The adGulf' engagement. Debris new vere, a truck driver, paid $13.50 mission price to a dance at the fast 'l'lhen a Jap plane made a in court fines for his wild ride University of Connecticut was a suicide d1 ve for the ship and through Minneapolis the other pint of blood and ten dimes. straddled it w1 th 3 bombs, but night. Revere was arrested on a The dimes were colle<:ted at the Vincmt emerged unscathed. Then charge of speeding. "Your name-door for the infantile paralysis he was g1 ven a furlough and arsake had good reason to be in a fund. The blood will be collected rived back rome. hurry," s ai d the judge; "but you later, on pledges, for the armed didn't." forces. His first reaction was to bound through tile house and breathe in the 110nder ful hewn ey atmosphere. Eager feet led him to tile garden which he had workerl on so industriously 1 ast SUTnler. W1 tbout wamin& our hero sudilenly formd himself plop on the grormn, and when the merlico arrived he was tol il he harl a broken leg. New York (CNS)-Mrs. Adele Hammerma n 22-year-old wife of a sailo r, came home one night and found a m an in her bedroom. She hit him with a shoe and grabbed him by the seat of the p ants when h e trie d to esca pe. Police arrived and found her sitting on the f ellow's chest. H e was intent on robbery. h e admitte d Phoenix, Ariz. (CNS)-Arizona state police are combing the state for a cross-eyed bandit who in raiding diners along the state highways. It is his custom to step into a diner, order a sandwich and then wave his gun at the counterman while gazing out the window. As I P. f. c. IT NOW AND FOREVER Concern over Finnish-Soviet amenities is said to be responsible ror the growing unrest in satellite Bulgaria. The Bulgars who are fighting a war that was not or their choosing are. openly skeptical or a final German victory, and the Cairo radio re ports that they are excited by the prospect or Finnish-Russian rapprochement. Meantime the Ger mans have readied themselves ror Finnish capitulation and DNB said in a Berlin broadcast that Nazi troops in the North Countries were prepared to cope with any emergency, includ)ng an Allied landing, "Only one landing, Adolph?" Near down under, during the leap month of February, Aussies and Yanks kept busy blasting the immortal daylights out of Rising Sun installations. Off days were devoted to leaping from atoll to atoll, thereby disturbing the long, coral ringed slumber of the mandate-minded Nips. It was strictly a rough-house affair, and a good bit of the furniture in the Mikado's house of

March 4, 1944 'Ihe map on the back of this page will give you plenty to think about. We know that British and American troops will some day invade western Europe -and that that day is probably not very far away. But most talk of invading EUrope centers around one pos sible invasion point: the Calais area of France, 20 miles across the Ehglish Chan nel from Britain. The thing that makes this area appear so obvious as an invasion point is, of course, its nearness to Britain. But the Anglo-American forces in the British Isles have control of the sea and air around most of the western coast of EUrope, and it would probably not be much more difficult for than to land at other points as well. Indeed,.if the German defenses ape weaker elsewhere, it might acrually prove easier. So take a look at the map on the back of this page. In addition to the cross-Channel route, seven other possible invasion points are marked -. and evm these do not by any means exhaust the possibilities. When it comes, more over, the invasion will proba.l:lly be launched at several points simultaneously. Where do you think the blows will fall? * The American offensive in the Pacific roared on last week,, and apparent.J_y the Japanese were helpless to stop it. General MacArtlmr 1 s forces landed on Los Negros in the Admiralty Islands, and quicldy seized the Japanese airstrip at Momote on Los Negros. The Admiralty Islands are located in that part of the Pacific known as the Bismarck Sea, and are about 400 miles westnorthwest of Rabaul, the big Japanese base on New Britain. But Los Negros is one of the snall er islands in the Adniral ty Group, and even here 1;he Japanese are reportedly counterattacking, so there is probably some stiff fighting ahead before the Admiral ties are entirely in our hands. In this connection, the air strip we have captured on Los THE TYNDALL TARGET Negros should prove to be of 1 great value. In announcj n g the American attack on the Admiralty Is-1 ands, General MacArthur de clared that now the direction of our Pacific attacks "has been changed fran the north to the west.". This is in accord with Admiral Nimitz's recent statement that "my objective 1 is to get air andgrormd fbrces in China. 'Ihe milt tary oper ati.ons of General MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz are gradually fusing into one enormous attack--and the direction of that attack is toward the HU.lippines and China. It is :impossi.ble to look at a map of the Pacific and not be impressed by the trenenoous advances mOO.e by our forces since the beginning of the year. They have raised the American flag over islands which, two short months ago, were 500 miles inside the perimeter of Japan's defenses. And our naval task forces have shelled enemy bases over 1000 miles still deeper in J epanese terri tory, emerging w1 th hardly a scratch. fut we are still a long way from the Philippines and China, and an even longer way-strategically speaking--from Japan itself. So it would be foolhardy to assune that Japan will_ now be defeated either quicldy or easily. As Prime Minister C:trurchill said of the Anglo-American invasion of North Afr-ica, in November, 1942: "This is not the md. It is not even the beginning of the md. It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. ff * The Red Army last week wasn 1 t showing any si gps of a letr-up either. The fall of Pskov, vi tal rail hub near the Latvl an border, was expected at any. hour. Soviet troops had forced their way into its outr skirts, and the Nazis were fighting a losing battle for this strategic ciLY Further north, where the Russians had crossed the border into Estonia over a month ago, other Red Anny un1 ts cut the last railway line run ning westward out of Narva. irlittle Makin k a 1n @ Marakei \.ll Abaiang '-setio o'H are {j)Maiana Field Kuria '&,'QlAranuka -----EQUATOR ____ THE GILBERTS 0 50 100 e Miie's e e sTamana a,.Arorae Notional Geographic Society Distributed by C N S Equator-straddling atolls make up the Gilbert Islands, : cane of the bloody battles of Makin and Tarawa. Sprawled across the EqJator nearly 5,000 miles from San Francisco, the Gilberts are a key to the eastern and southern approaches to Tokyo This map is one of the first tp show Yank landing fields on Abemama and Tarawa, recently named for heroes O Hare and Mullinnix of the Navy, and Hawkins of the Marines Narva is an Estonian town just installations. a few miles from the Soviet fut the "ace" rumed out to border, and at week's end it be a deuce. The Gennans got was virrually encircled. So-the tanks in motion, but soote viet troops are now only a of them had not even left the 1 it t1 e over 100 miles from Gennan lines Allied anti Tall inn, the capital of Es-tan ksshell s hit them and toni a. In the Ukraine, Russian forces fbllowed up the caprure of.Krivoi Rog by driving down the west bank of the Dnepr River, forcing the Nazis back to the IDack Sea ports of Nik-opal and Odessa. In 1941, Odessa was the scene of one of they blew up, making things very messy over on the Nazi side of the battlefield. All told, 14 of these "secret weapons" were knocked out wi. th no damage to us. Aside fr001 this "surprise" that boaneranged, there was the earliest and bloodiest little news to report on either sieges 1n the Russian war, and the beach-head or tl}.e Cassino -in more ways than one-it front 50 miles to the southwill mean a great deal to the east. The beach-head, how Russians to recapture this ever, was very definitely historic city. still there. * 'Ihe Germans in Italy thought they had an ace up their sleeve when they received a mnnber of radio-con trolled tanks. The idea was to fill then with 'INT and roll then into the Anglo American lines on the Rome beach-head. When they reached our lines, they were to be blom up -thus wrecking our The air attacks on Gennany and Gennan-occupied terri tory con tin !led, but Berlin itself got a rest --undoubtedly a very temporary one. German industrial cities like Stuttr gart were hit heavily, and the Calais area of France was. pounded w1 th more "softeningup medicine."


Page 8 THE TYNDALL TARGET W ESTERN FRONT:: There are many possible routes for the invasion of Europe. The map on this page shows eight. Where do you think our forces will attack? EIRE '\ S P A I N Chateau rou x Clermont Ferrilnd '-- Q Hanover Leipzig Frankfurt Stuttgart LEGEND /DO oS'O 0 Drawn at Tyndall Field, Florida ..___ ___ _.:,_ _____ _____:___ _________


March 4 1944 --Medics-DIRT PlLES DISAPPEAR; LUKE AND KELTNER IN H I GH 11 SPIRITS" --Bluebirds-HOOP TEAM VICTORIOUS; NEW PATIO LOOKS GOOD Last week the squadron cagers added another win to their record whf!l they downed the Redbirds, 28-22. High scorers for our squad were Sgt. LeRoy Ross with 12 points and Don Lawton with 6 markers. The gane was highlight ed by great teanwork by our boY,s, with Sgts. CarlHansen, Bob Thurman, Sam Bryant and Fred Schneller all having a hand in the victory. The boys are looking forward to the completion of the new patio adj acen t to the Rec Hall. With the addition of the patio the Rec Hall can no longer be called a "white elephant" and the boys are looking forward to spe1d ing whatever leisure time they have at that spot. .We wonder why a certain S/Sgt. in Tech Supply and a little corporal make regular and frequent trips to New Orleans? Is it the city, or its inhabitants of the gentler sex? Then there is that flight chief who always insists on tossirig to see who will pay the bill -and he invariably gets stuck. The men in Group ;II welcome Capt. Olive Owen and Capt. William Taylor as their new C. o. and engineering officer, respectively. In sigping off, let's give our bas ke tb all team S(Jlle moral support --with a little cheering from the sidelines the muebi rds could probably hold their own -see you there at the next gane. THE TYNDALL TARGET RATIONING VICTIM The h e i ght of so m ething o r oth e r was the question asked o f star t l e d Lt. L o w ell E. Gree n, a djutant o f S quadr o n E, at a n equipment ins pecti o n of the new c l ass o f rooki e aerial gunners. A m eek private a pproached the adjutant and asked: Sir, may I p l ease get l eathe r heel s put o r these shoes? I 'rn notused to r ubbe r o n es." A maiden who walked on the Corso Displayed overmuch of h e r torso. A crowd soon collected, But no one objected; And some were in favor of more so. P e 9 --Apolo-chotter-BOYS CATCH "CURVITIS;" SKILLETS HERE AGAIN; CAST-OFFS UTILIZED GUNNERS OF THE WEEK In p l a c e of the "Gunn ers of the week" s ection o n ou r back page, beginning next week the Targe t will carry a picture of the Gun n e r of the Class and statistics and records of the preceding gunnery c lass, giving the gunne r s still in school something to shoot at, and affording the p ermane n t p arty m e n a better opportunity to follow the progress ofthe gunners the y a r e graduating


Pa e 10 THE TYNDALL TARGET In Cadence Sing Or Let Us Raise Our Voices, We Won't Get Any In Sa I a ry By PFC. GAWDHElPUS On account of several mounds of dirt in front of the home area, I took a pilgrimage down to the dear old W. Trainer to see how the other half on "A" shi:ft was doing. A very pi easan t and instructive afternoon was spent greeting old :friends and making new enemies. I r111 across a cer t ain M1 ss N aga. e, a tasty dish, wmm I took for Shea trying to make sane extra overtime. I also met a lass nsned Dtmcan mo sang an old Swedish mardrigal called "Hands Up and Observe Property I tracked down a vicious rumor and chatted with Major Wolk who clutched the lapels and sm t me the lowdown. "It's that Jose' Etelstein," he Dllttered, "He says he croons, and better than I, Crosby2 phooey! Sinatra, double pmoeyl Etelstein, bah! I challenge him to meet me at any time, that Pebble Voiced Egg Technician!" I write the challenge just as I heard it but all the smart money is on Jose'. His rendition of 8My Baby's Shoes" will send you, 111d his "Prisoner of War" number is out of this 110rld. --Cadets-"E" FLAG COMES "HOME;" GRADUATION PARTY PLANS IN TENTATIVE STAGE The main topic of conversation at the Cadet Detactment this week is the return of the "E" flag to the front lawn of cadet headquarters. Its return caused Lt. H. H. Fraser, adjutant, ro end of embarrassment, for just prior to being notified 1'1ho was the winner of the weekly inspection, he had spent considerable time explaining to his men what a horrible, smwing they had made. He has hopes of making the flag a per manent fixture .of the detachnent. Orchid of the week goes to 4414 member Nick Slscillo, who dis tinguished himself at the recent graduation party of 44-8. Nick gives with a one man show that brings doll!l the house. To te? 1 of his routines now would ruin them for future sh:lwings. The class of 44-8 had no more than cleared the railroad station when 44--11 began plsns for 1 ts graduation party. Tentative oom mi tteemen and officers have tentative plans :for a tentative location in Panama City.l on a date not yet determined. J:lUt the machinery is 'I'D rking, through ch111ne-l s. "Develop Good Habits!-Practice on Jam Handy!" Bull Wiemer reports that for the first time in his long and honorable Almy career he saw his ------------------------------4 frimds doing the work they were However, the present set-up allows for beer, if obtainable, girls by the thousands, if they are available, and a great time for all in any event. Rumors have it that if all else fails, a beach party is forthcoming. best fit ted for swinging shov---Jam Handy--els. Zizzi closed his eyes and in Which Credit Is Given To The Inventor dre&ned of bygone days of doubling back (j1 the tipple while he The class of 44-14 has been initiated into the royal order of gunner! tis, snd has thus far suf:fered no more than broken arches and vericose veins :from standing over the Cal. 50 tables. And Odd Characters Wa I k Across The Stage played his banjo and the other INTroDUCTION: Things have been rather quiet around the shacks which constitute the scme of the intmded crimes. There have, of course, been the usual meetings and basketball gsnes with a slight chan.e;e of the squadron formal getr-together from Fridays to days; this leaves more free time for that snticipated G. 1. brawl on Friday evenings. As the curtain is drawn, th,e spotlight plays over various scenes: Waller Trainers, Sight ing Dept., and Aircraft Rec. Finally it comes to rest on two slate gray buildings; within the walls of these Jam Handy structures, gunners are made. When Uncle S8111lly decided that some method of giving gunners experience which brings them as near as possible to actual combat conditions, Mr. Jamson Handy answered the call with his 3A-2 Trainer. Using a narrow be&n of light in place of live 8111111unition, a synthetic @ill instead of real equiJillen t, 111d films in lieu of atmost>here, planes and space, a valuable means of conserving materials such as gasoline, am munition, guns and the wear and tear of planes was deruced. Little did Mr. Handy dresn the effect his masterpiece would have on the f\iture of his country or the lives of some of his countrymen. It is of these countrymen that we st>eak hera ACT I: Scenes: Taken at Handom. That rosy glow which is so noticeable on the countmance of S/Sgt. Brsnblett is not a new sm tan. H e is still blushing cause the Target refused to use one of his cartoons on the grounds that it was too suggestive. Brother, when the Target turns down a cartoon you can imagine what that bit of art must fiave been like. Have you seen the new fence which graces the Jam Handy plot of terra firma? If you have gi vm it 111y at tm tion and wondered what accounts for the place which swings out of line, it is all becl!llse of one T / Sgt. George Velkey. You see Velkey is an optimist and believes that the war will eoon be over; already he is preparing himself for a post war position. on the W. P. A. He technicians recalled days on the farm or city sewers and finished remained propped on a shovel so the job in short order. A shift long that the fellows finally had had reached the promised land and to build around him. Hayutin and the Good Earth. Harrington, the J sn Hmdy twins, Every Anny has its undesirable are taking lessons from the Sgt. elements and this conmand is no Calf shank of the week goes to the lad who went to sleep stand ing up at a gunnery class table. A slight buckling of the knees was the first indication, but the cadet's proposed siesta was nip ped in the bud by an observant sergeant. Aveyard sat in Mess Hall #2, exoeptioo. and like my fellow coldejected, drinking from a big mnist Winchell 1 will nsne nsnes, cup Wass to drop into d.isclose their undercover act! vithe joint 111d stopped to inq..d re, ties and let the chips fall 1'1here are you drinking, coffee or they may. First are two rmegade tea?" Witmut Nonnsn Californisns; GOO Goo Be'* snd Strangler Grant rrom Albany, a muttered, "I don't know, they Preacher They had a tough hard, violent character, Sprackforgot to say." job getting drafted nobody wanted elsen and Jonicello, a pair of One day last week the carpento go on record as being their Bronx cliff dwellers paid asters 'llho are working in these friends and neighbors. lbey were sassins and the latter a woman parts parked their cars 111d went sent here by. clerical error while beater_ Kurshan a run-runner and to work when they returned bound for a relocation camp with smuggler from Green Point. they discovered that they had other undesirable aliens. Hot-The leader is :from Ohio, Kleir been relieved of two kegs of zell, the Iowa Sod Buster, is a alias Stinker wm is all the mor1 nails. No nsnes are being menfugitive :from a mental hospital; tioned but it is to be noted now there is nothing wrong with him dangerous becBllse of his warpea brain. I hate to do this but it's that the carpenters park the that a psychill.tris t couldn t vehicles far :from this Depar1Inent cure. my duty and I am strictly G. I. and walk !pi te a distsnce rather than take a chance. The Post Engineers could have warned them what to expect. The men who make it their business to see that the 3A-2 Trainer runs smoo tbl y and gives the gunners the kind of training they need are prepared to take on an additional task, namely, that of defeating the volley ball tean of the Aircraft Rec Dept. and any other brave group. If the fellows who claim to recognize ll'ly thing in the air would like to tangle with the marksmsnship of the Jam Handy instructors, they need only let the fact be known. The results S'r:>uld prove interestring... Is there snother 11ho 110uld care to take up the challenge? Merry Christmas! Italy -Pvt. Pete Scherer, of Milwaukee, kissed his wife goodbye last year and shipped out for England. H e wound up in a camp a block away fro m -his mother-inlaw's house. 'JappnJ puc U!J aJ6U!S YHM S! a6pa aJonbs a6pa 6u!pca1 uo :pcq S! ay1 papunoJ s6u!M !O sa6pa a6c1asn! MOJJCU 6UOJ 0 soy SaU!6Ua ;asnoy aua=>CU y:>oa SaU!6ua U!Ml YH"' padd!nba 6u!aq !O a:>ucJcaddc saA!6 auo1d S!Yl 'Jaqwoq AAcay 6U!M-p!w MOl c 'LLL aH (a>jU!aH !ZDN it'ONIDaJ!:l sJappnJ puc SU!J soy puo amnbs auc1d !O sa6pa papunoJ -d puc JD(n6ucpaJ S! s6U!M !O uo!pas ay1 saua:>cu au!6ua !O pcayc asou 6uo1 o soy 'Jaqwoq wn!paw au!6ua '6U!N-P!W c ,' OAJ'!f j L "ON 10 ION


Marc h 4, 1944 THE T YNDALL T ARGET P a g e 11 Suspected Saboteurs An d Subver s i ve I ndividuals Should Be Reported To THE POST INTE LLIGENCE OFFICE SGT. G ILBERT 'f McCRARY is the NCOIC of the Intd Ligence Office. A member of the Georgia b ar, he received his L L B from Atlanta Law SchooL He was assistant supe rvisor in FLorida for the Johnson Wax Compa ny before en tering the Army. S/SG'f JOHN W BOSWORTH of West Virginia hand Les investigations of civiLian pe r sonneL. A jter r e ceiving a BA from D a v i s ELkins C oLLege and his M A jn"TL West Vir ginia U., h e s tudied Law f o r three years a t varwus coLLeges and at the Unive rsity of Paris, France ALso se r ved jour yea r s in the West Virginia LegisL a t ure CAPT. CHARLES B RAWSON, Pos t InteLLigence Officer is the second oLdes t i ntdLigence ojji. cer in t he EF'fC in regard to Length of service. He received his B A degree from P rinceton in 193 2 He was m anaging editor of commercia L pubLications in civiL ian Life. L T W A BEHL, Assistan t Pos t InteLLigence Office r obtai n s and e v a Luat e s information. H e re ceived his B A f rom the Universit y of S Dakot a h i s NA f rom Michig a n and his Ph D from N orthweste r n I n c i viLi a n L i f e Lt. Beh L w a s a p rofesso r of speech. MRS. IVA NAY HERRING of P o r t St. Joe F L a. i s th e c i v i Lian sec re tary to the Pos t I nteLLig en c e Officer. CPL. GIRARD J. LONG of B roc kton Mass., is in charge o f the mail and r ecord s ection o f the Intel Ligence Office A graduate of State Teachers he receive d his mast er's degree from Bos t on u., a n d taught in high schooL prior t o entering the Army. Until recently you have not heard much about the activities of the Military lntell igence Department located in the northwest wing of Post Headquarters. The chances are you will not hear much about the way It works In the future, but you will see letters and posters calling for your full cooperation. The Intel! igence Department has various duties which include the safeguardb'ng of confidential information; the operation of two War Rooms, one in the Post Oper ations Building, the other in the Department of Training Building;' and the supervision of the writing of the station history. However, the principal duty of the Intel! igence Department is the prevention of subversive activi tIes and sabotage. It Is not the primary purpose of this department to apprehend saboteurs and subversive individuals but to prevent subversive activities and sabotage. This, of course, can not be done without the loyal cooperation of all military and civilian personnel on the posL If you hear anything unpatriotic or un-American or see anything that seems to indicate sabotage, report the facts to the Intel! igence Officer or his assistants. Some of the facts may seem insignificant, but they may be important to the welfare of the nation. The Intel! igence Department is a military counterpart ofthe Federal Bureau of Investigation and has full jurisdiction over military and civilian personnel working for the various agencies of the War Department.


p a"e 12 THF TYNDALL TARGET .... :..::.......:.._ _________________ FIRST BOXING CARD IN GYM DRAWS OF 700; EXHIBITION BOUTS PLEASE DEL MONRO WINS T/F WELTER CROWN RECORD CROWD FANS; Bormcing out of the dressing room to the of "full Out the Barrel," Dominick Chianci, 344th clown and Tyndall's own 3-ring circus, got the field's first boxing show of the season off to a frolicking start last Tuesday night when he stepped on to the canvas to trade blows with "Battling Pollack" J aresewski in the evening's initial bout. The match was strictly an exhibition and the two pseudo fighters set a fast pace which was followed by seven other well fought bouts to the 700 fans who packed the gym more than their money's worth even if they had paid $4.40 and up. The evening's entertainment was absolutely free, staged under the auspices of the Special Service Office, with Lt. John Gueder and Sgt. Mel Al tis hanrl ling arrang6Jien ts and details. The feature bout of the eve ning, number eight on the was a match tD decide the field's welterweight champion, with Del Monro (446th) of Twining. Mich., and charles Blankenship (Ord nance) of Ricllnond, Va., as the con tenders. Monro 110n the three round fight by decision after connecting with several hard rights which had Blankenship on the defensive almost throughout. All eight bouts were three rormd affairs, with First Ser geants Bill NewSOOJ ar.d Al Barbier alternating as referee. Major Harrison Johnston, executive officer of the Department of Training and fo nne r golfer of nat ion al fame was the senior judge. Cpl. Guido Conte of the p, T. staff was the other arbi tor. The second bout, also an exhibition, saw the 350th's Pete Grossman and the 349th' s Leo Malachowsky trade blows in the 1 igh twe igh t cl ass. Both boys were fairly fast and each landed hard punches. Grossman seemed to have the edge in the third rormd but Mal achowsky connected solidi y just as the final bell rang. In the third bout, Phila delphia's George Rhodes (344th) carried Tynd6ll 1 s oolors into the ring against the Coast Guard's Billy Pendleron of Pampas, Texas. The pair wer e in the middleweight rli vis ion, tipping the seal es at 156 aro 157 respectively. Pen ell e ton appeared to be the master in the first hitting hard and fast. The second round founrl Pendletnn tiring as fU10des took oorrnnanrl of the situation althoug h h e mi sserl b adly s e v e raJ times. H o w e v e r, in the thi rrl c an tD Rhorles hart his 111a n o n the rm1 ann proceerl!'rl to win the m a t c h by rle ci s i o n. Eln ory Leeson (344th) o f Fair ul)nt, W e s t Virginia, stepperl into the r1 ns.; with Hue y Morri oon (Coast 01ard) of Baron Roug e, for the fourth match lli1rl both boys rlispl aye d some fancy fo'ltr work, with Leeson f avoring the w a 1 t z step. H a r rl b 1 ow s were trarlerl b etween f1 urrie s ann ch11se s with the bout enning in a rlraw. Kenneth Fowler, student gunne r from Louisiana, took on Ernest!"'n in ti1e fifth fro111 the o p ening bell l eft no rlo 11ht ti1a t he knew his w ay lll'Oll1rl the Lanning h11rrl lll1d fast 1111rl l efts, F owle r harl his nutr1 reArl y f o r the kill l a t e in t11e fl r s t r m m r l whe 1 the r e f eree stopped the match and gave him the win via the T. K.. 0. route. Rocko DeSimone, another 344th pugilist, donned the gloves with Stan Duch, student gunner from New Bedford, Conn., in the and kept driving his man into the ropes from the start. Duch re tal iated several times but DeSimone gave more than he received in a match that was slow compared to the five which preceded it. Both men passed up several op portuni ties to 1 and haymakers as DeSimone 110n by decision. Two heavyweights, Tony Lopez and Roy Butler, squared off in the ring tbr the evening's seventh fight. Lopez took the advantage in this exhibition match, with Butler taking quite a bit of punishment but g1111e to the end. Lopez landed several hard blows but Butler managed to his feet and even connect for a few of his own; however, Butler's apparent inexperience gave Lopez more of an edge than he needed. GROUP I KEEPS KEGLING LEAD; MOQ'S SET HIGH SCORING RECORDS Group I' s bowling squad opened up the 1 ast rormd of the Thursday night Officer' s League in impressive style as they walloped Group II, two gBilles to one, and continued to hang on to their seven game lead for the loop championship. KJQ, the leagues' potential rot shots, finally tmwound and blast ed out three big g1111es tn hang up a 2615 total, the highest handicap series of the year. The Snafus sneaked by the first one, before heavy firing started, to keep from being whitewashed. MOQ' s middle effort of 91D was also high team single, and Lt. Johnson of the Bell Ringers came through with a 579 to clinch individual high for the night. The standings. W L Group I 33 12 Bell 26 19 Gremlins 24 21 Snafus 24 21 Sluggers 22 23 Group II 21 24 A-10? 18 27 Retreads 12 33 COLORED CAGERS WIN 1\lming in its best perfonnance of the s e ason, the post colorect basketball teruu defeated E glin Field last Mond a y night in the Re c Hall by a 47-22 score. The visitDrs started off at a fast pR ce, l.ut once our boys hit their nonna l stride, it was all over but the shouting Jenkins p a cer! the winn ers with 9 points, and of the 13 players nse d by T ynrlall, all hut two broke in to the soo r i n g co hnnn. A n e w co m e r 011 the Irvin g wa s t h e best r erfom.e r o f the g wue. In Rrlrli tion t o scoring l:J points he pRssed splenrlirlly 1tnrl w a s outsttmrling o n U1e rle fmsP, TORNADOES CLOSE SEASON AGAINST MARIANNA HERE TUESDAY BASKETBALL RESULTS and STANDINGS Thrnush Wednesday Packing up their bat-tleships and cruisers, the Pensacola Naval INTER-S(il .4D. B .4SKETBALL LEAGUE Station court squad ste1111ed BYiay last Sunday leaving a trail of wreckage behind them. Their heavy guns twice battered the fighting Tyndall Tornadoes into submission, first by a 49-37 score and a convincing 55-38 shellacking. Firing from the flagship of the Navy task force, Jim Birr's barrage was the heaviest of the en gagenent, registering a total of 30 hits in the two encounters. Finis Snowden who spurred the Tyndall attack with .il -roints re ceived a direct hit in the bow 1 ate in the game from the bobbing starboard shoulder of one of PEn sacola's bigger ships, Dan Yabro. Dan' s shoulder caugp t Sn:>wden on his left cheek as Dan bounced away from the basket after scor ing. Snowden suffered a cut lip and the loosening of several teeth to add in.1ury to injury re. ce:L.ved the previous week in the Eglin Field game. (Just to make sure that he would be on the injured list, Snowden played with his Instructors' quintet on Monday night:ln the inter-squadron league and was forced to leave the game, after he had scored 13 points, with a broken toe. ) On Tuesday, the Tomadoes met the Marianna Flyers in a closely contested game that went into an extra period and saw the Marianna men eke out a 4&-45 win. Tyndall held a 4 point lead with 40 seconds to go in the fourth q..Ial' ter but Marianna intercepted a couple of passes and cp.rl.ckly COI'l-' verted then to tie up tm game as the whistle blew. Johnson and Friecinan paced the offensive for Tyndall with 15 and 13 points, while Chew and Doar did the sm1e for Marianna, also with 15 and 13 markers, respect! vely. The TOrnadoes close their abbreviated season here on Tuesrlay night with the Marianna team. The game will start at 8 P.M. The Medics will oppose the 349th quintet in a regular 1 eague g1111e as a preliminary to the T/F-Mari anna contest. In the "Dub" Hill benefit game 1 ast Wednesday, the Toma.does re turned to their winning ways when they breezed through. to a 52-39 victory over the UOO League All Stars. Bill D.lfrane, Tornado new-comer led the scoring for Tyndall with 15 points, with Friedman, Lawton 81d Johnson close behind tallying 13, 13 and 11 points. Pete Collodi, Tomado coach, played the entire g1111e at STANDINGS Won 25th ............. 7 Lost 0 69th ............. 6 0 40th ............. II 2 3110th ; 4 2 2 2 3 4 4 3 4 II 6 Ordnance ........ 4 348th ............ 3 9 32nd ............ 4 349th 3 Medics ........... 3 Fin an ce.. 2 Instructors ...... 2 344th ............ 1 Quartermaster 0 446th 0 7 932nd (43) REBUkJJ!IcS (27) Kooy ......... 21 Jackrel ...... II Southard ..... 2 Tarr ......... 6 Wright ....... 6 Keltner ...... 11 Mitchell 9 Zelenick 0 Lake ......... 3 llcDermott .... 0 lloulard ...... 2 Davis ....... 0 Richard ...... 0 Ellis ........ 6 69th (II II) Ravenscroft .. 7 Ca.rr ......... 1 Sills ........ 11 Galasso 10 ........ 12 Altenborg .... 4 Beznoska ..... 6 Fritz ........ 4 Loudis ....... 6 3 49th ( 30) Hansen ....... 8 Ross ......... 2 Puskas ....... 0 Thurman ...... 6 Schneller .... 2 Lawton ....... 11 Bryan ........ 0 Bryant ....... 1 0 RDN ANCE (311) Knepper,D 16 Hughs 1 Knepper,S .... 6 Snoagrass 3 Stevens ...... 2 Rudolph 2 Capriello .... 0 II anderson 6 INSTRUCTORS (39) Graha11 3 Saith ........ 2 Howell 3 Dufrane 8 Snowden 13 Penna . ..... 1 Edwards ...... 8 Quick,....... 1 llEDi:CS (46) Zelenick ..... 4 Lites........ 6 Jackrel 14 Keltner ...... 14 T arr., II ll cDero tt 0 II 3 25th (47) Schreiner .... 0 Stevens 14 Bl akeaan 6 Kendall ...... 6 Hastings 13 40th (47) VanCo-tt 12 Williams 15 llorol es ...... 3 Hayes ........ 0 Brown 9 C acherio ..... 4 Boswell ...... 3 U:orat 1 344th (20) Coon ......... 6 Brown II Knebel 0 Russell. 3 Rhodes 3 Higginbotto. 0 Ready 0 Cleaents 3 907th (21) Harris ....... 0 Andrews 4 Moffit. 10 Knight ....... 0 Stitt ........ 2 Saith 1 Jones, ....... 2 Naples ....... 2 350th (34) McBride II Hunter ....... 3 Bu.rgess 6 Crouch 0 Douglas ...... 0 Stalker 0 Brenner 17 Walker 3 40th (53) Morales ...... 6 Boswell ...... 14 Friedman 16 llorat ........ II Williaas 12 Ha.yes 0 344th (31) Coon 18 Ready 0 Cleaents ..... 6 Russell ...... 4 Knebel 0 Higginbo tto11. 1 Brown 2 932nd (31) Kooy 17 Wright ....... 3 lli tchell..... 4 Lake 1 lloulard 6 Southard 0 446th (29) lleyers 0 Gershen 10 11 CatAlano 4 Coveleski. 3 Gleason .... 0 STUDENT LEAGUE Squadron Squadron Squadron Squadron Squad ron STANDINGS Won B 3 E 3 A ,,, 2 c ............ 2 D ............ 0 Lost 0 2 2 3 4 guard and contributed 2 points to SUNDAY'S SCORES Squadron E 28, Squadron C 19. the victory. Squadron B 50, Squadron D 20. Tonight, the Tyndall cagers play Eglin away, and hope to avenge their 53-52 defeat suffered here two weeks ago. NAVY TYNDALL (38) Yarbro ....... 8 Stevens ....... 4 Birr ......... 13 Snowden ....... 10 Brooks ....... 4 ...... 3 K1llkullens 12 Johnson . 6 Lawrence ..... 1 Lawton ...... 5 Lerette 6 Topperwein 5 Buchholtz .... 4 Lawson ........ 2 Adcock ....... 3 VandP.rgriff ... 3 Reichert ..... 2 TYNDALL ( 415) Ste v e n s . 14 Dufrane ...... 0 Johnson ...... 111 Topperw.,1n 0 Friedman 13 Collodi ...... 1 Lawton 2 Lawson ....... 0 T Y NDALL (52) J ohnson ... 11 D ufr anP. ..... 1 5 Friedman 13 Lawton ....... 13 Collodi. ..... 2 MARIANNA (46) Chew 1 5 Doar . 13 Simpson ...... 5 Johnston ..... 9 George ....... 4 USO ALL-STARS (39) D enny . 4 Parke r ....... 6 Thooas ....... 3 Tholl liS ...... 3 GrP.An 2 OFFICERS LEAGUE STANDINGS Won P.T .................... 4 Group I .......... 4 D ept. of Trng. Sqcns 4 Dept. of Trng. Tec'ls ... 2 Admin 1 Group I I.. 0 Lost 1 1 1 3 4 5 LAST WEEK'S RESULTS Group I 20, Adllinistration 13. p, T. 151, D ept. of Trng. Sqdns 41. Dept. of Trng T cchs 34, Gr.oup II22. LEADING SCORERS Glasse r (Sqdns) ............... 76 Johnson (Techs ) 63 S ay r e (P T. ) . 51 McDaniels (p, T.) .............. 50 Gibbons (Sqdns) ............. .47 BASKETBA LLI To rna does v s. r i ann a TUESDAY 8 P.M. POST GYM


March 4, 1944 THE TYNDALL TARGET Fans Pleased As Fists Fly In T / F Boxing Opener Above: "I'll maider da buml" bellows Cpl. Dominick Chianci, popular K. P. pusher, as he makes 1his way toward "Pollack" Jaresewski (light trunks) in the evening's first bout, touted as strictly an exhibition--it certainly was! Heavy blows were exchanged and the match set the pace for the, seven bouts which followed in last Tuesday's card at the gym. Below: Rocko DeSimone of Brooklyn (1 ight shirt) is caught by the photographer as he forces stan Ouch of New Bedford, Conn., to the ropes. De Simone kept his man in the vicinity of the ropes throughout the match, with ouch taking more blows than he gave. In contrast to the other bouts on the card, the fighters' footwork was slow and both men muffed several opportunities to land haymakers. DeSimone won by decision. Above: George Rhodes of Philadelphia lands a right high on the jaw of the Coast Guard's Billy pendleton, native of pampas, Texas. Pendleton took the first round by virtue of some fast footwork and several solid blows but tired in the second and t hi rd rounds as Rhodes took command of the situation and won the bout by a decision. Rhodes was one of the seven boxers on the eve ning's card from the 3UUth. Below: Del Monro of Twining, Michigan, (dark trunks), wards off a blow from ordnance's Charles Blankenship and lands a left of his own in the feature bout of the evening. Del's hard rights won the decision for him and also the field's w elterweight crown. Both men had previously re presented Tyndall in the Gulf Coast Amateur tournament at Pensacola several weeks ago. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Page 13 Stop Me If You've Heard This Song Before Tex O R o u r k e th e f a m o u s old p ro moter, tra in e r, r e f e r ee beakbreaker and l o n g dist a n c e ta1k ing cham p i on. t e ll s t h i s o n e abou t the very fir s t figh t h e ever h a d in h is li fe T e x was 1 7 ye a rs old at the time H e s t ood six f ee t two inches t a ll a n d weighe d 200 pounds w i t h a s a l a mi s a nd\\' ich in each h and. M y oppo n ent l oo k e d as big as a h o us e ," rec a ll s T e x w h o l oo k s as b ig a s a barn himse lf ''All I c ould think o f was t o hit h im first and I inche d forwar d o n th e edge of the s t oo l so tha t I co ul d spring into ins t ant a c t i on The bell r ang and I w a s a c r o ss the ring in fou r ste p s H e h a d hardl y r eached h is f ee t when I l e t go a short right w hic h l a nded so li d l y on h i s jaw and k n o c k e d him clean out o f the ring. "The fig h t was o ve r, b u t it wasn't until l a t e r on t h a t I discovered that the cl anging o f t h e bell was not the s tart of t h e b o u t at all but mere l y the si g n a l for the announcer to come through the ropes t o introduce u s ." Fritzie Zi v ic the di s h-nosed ol d welterweight who fought most of his bouts w i t h h is thumb i n the other guy' s e ye, is s e r v ic e bo und. This is bad new s f o r T o jo bec auS'e to an old cauliflower comm ando like Fritzie, jiu jitsu h olds f e wer terrors than mah jong. The first Jap who mixes it with Zi v ic w ill get the old elbow, kne e and eyethumb treatment s o f as t h e'll think h e t ackle d a gi ant squid. Babe Ruth can s t ill cut th e o l d cake. Celebrating hi s 50th birt hday at his home in New York recently, the great m a n spad e d a big hunk out o f hi s b i r thday cake. Then the cake slipped from the table and lande d frosty s i d e down, with a squashy plop o n t h e floor. Marshall Tito' s h ard-bo il e d Yugoslav Partisans ain' t s port fans. Informed recently that t h e collabora ti onist Croa ti a n football t eam was e m -oute to Zagr e b t o play the Hungarian champions, the Partisans she ll e d the Zagre b Belgrade r ailway, spreading Axis" minded football players a ll o v e r the lands c ape. Here 's the newest big leag u e draft boxscore: L a t est m a jor leaguers classifi e d lAare P aul (Dizzy) Trout, who won 20 gam e s for the D etroit Tigers l ast year ; Big Bill L ee, forme r p itching ace of the Chica go Cubs; Joe B e g g s Cincinnati relie f star, a n d P e t e Suder, Athletics' infi elde r Available from Commercial News Providers"


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