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QJESTION: 11WHAT ONE SPOT IN THIS WORLD DO YOU WANT TO VISIT vtiEN THE WAR IS OVER? 11 Interviews and Photos-By O'L. WALTER G. NEH..ETI' Sgt. Joseph Scotch, Jr., Man was a war." viHe, N.J.: "Greensboro, N.C., is the spot for me---to see somoone 'ltlJ caul d, I think, r e all y help me to forget that there ever Pjc. Arthur W. finay, ohio: "Easton, Penn-sylvania, by all mems! There' s a cute li ttl e trick on the South Side that will warrm t looking in to. CpL. ferne M. WeLLing, VanderbOt, Pa.: "There are many places rd like to visit after the war, particularly Holland, mich is, according to pic tures one of the most countries md the IJ.lain tness fascinates me. Cpl. Terence Rooney, Co bus, Ohio: "I would like to visit Irelmd and see where rey par ents were lDm md reared and to meet some of my rel ations. There are mllny interesting places here in the Forty-Eight that are on my must list too. .CpL. G Whiting, Santa Barbara, "After the war, I woulr! like to visit througtl the New Fhgl and states as th e y have aJways helr! a fascination f o r me. However, I an sure that no place b.rt CaJifomia will ever be my horne. TARGET CIRCULATION CUT Target readers are advised that in the interest of paper conservation, the number of Targets printed weekly has been reducer! from 3,000 to 2,00). This number should ly serve the field if those who do obtain copies will pass them on to their buddies. TASMANI A COMBAT MANI A llhen a tJ.Ombat Goes to combat The marsupials shed a tear. J' or a tJ.Om bat Just can' t 'dO that To a Pacific hemi .sphere. -Tom of Tyndan THE TYNDALL TARGET BASIC TRAINING NOTES, THE FIRST BIVOUAC IS THE HARDEST By PFC. GAWDHELPUS Saturday night 1 as t my name appeared on the bulletin board, and like Abou.Ben Adhem's, it 1 ed all the rest on the list of men to report for a week of basic training. Rumor arul counter-rumor new a.ll day Sunday, but as I remembered my weeks at Miami Beach as not exactly a pleasant interlude, it was with considerable doubt that I mar c hed down to the Rec Hall on the morning or the sixth. Gathered on the porch was the most mixed of soldiers ever assembled since the fall of Troy. Master sergeants and buck p rivates, cooks and librarians, careersoldiers and six month recruits, all looking as confused as I :tel t. I asked one intelligent staff sergeant (there are such things) what he thought it was all about and he replied after a long, thoughtful pause, "I'm damned if I know! which 1 eft me no wiser than befbre. One three striper was loudlY expressing an opinion that it was like hauling a man out or high school to go back to finish the third grade when we were called to fall in on the inside. Capt. Adams gave an introductory address explaining that all men were required to have so many hours or basic training and on Tyndall Field, emphasis had been laid on technical training rather than on the basic school or the soldier. Some men had missed some phase or basic training, and others had missed other phases and rather than try to give each man the exact training he had failed to receive, a complete 0 .VJ E S POST Saturday. 'NINE GIRLS.' Ann Hard ing, .Jeff Donnell. Sun., Mon., '17/E UNiNVITED.' Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey. Tuesday, 'ROSIE 17/E RIVETER.' Frank Albertson, Jane Frazee. Wed., Thurs., 'SEE HERE PRIVATE HARGROVEi,' Robert Walker Friday. 'a-TIP OFF mE OLD FLOCK.' Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan. R IT l Sun., Mon., "WHAT A WOMAN,' Brian Aherne. Rosalind Russell. Tuesday. "HENRY ALDRICH, BOY SCOUT, .Timmy Lyddon. Wed. thru Fri., 'DESTINATION, 10KI'1J.' Cary Grant. Saturday. 'OVERLAND MAIL ROBBERY,' Wild Bill Elliott. Late Sh0111 Saturday. 'MYSTERY OF mE 13m GJEST.' Dick Purcell. P ANAHA Sun., Mon 'WHITE CAROJ Hedy LBITlarr. Waf ter Pidgeon. Tuesday. 'CAIRO.' Robert Young. Wed . Thurs . 'CONSTANT f'JYMPH.' .Joan Fontaine. Charles Boyer. Fri . Sat., 'DEAJH VALLEY RANGERS, Ken Maynard. 8 A Y .Sunday. "NEARLY EIGHTEEN.' Gale Starm. Mon . Tues . "BLUES IN mE NIGIT.' Pris:;illa Lane. Richard WhorE. refresher on all phases or training would be given to all men, The review started, and old familiar faces once again appea!' ed on the screen in training films. The great difference in taking this basic training course the11 for. Today, Wednesday, we had lectures and field demonstrations on chemical warfare under the guidance or Capt. White. Tonight we draw packs, field packs, and may the Lord Have Mercy. was when Capt. Adams addressed us as "Gentlemen" and asked us not to snake inside the Rec Hall dll' fng classes. In earlier training days a Pfc. would not let us breathe without his express pei' missfon. Drill, good old close order drill, was enjoyed early Monday afternoon. Rank meant nothing. We were lined up according to size and the maneuvers began. What ensued was in my opinion the ,worst exhibition ever seen in the en tire Sou the as t command, but I was given to understand later that there was a difference or opinion on the matter and that perhaps I was too busy concentrating on my own pedants. However, the number of in terpre ta tions placed on various commands was wonderful to watch as most or the maneuvers were accomplished amid a shower or advice, critic ism and general reproach. One. of the most difficult assigpments in the Anny is the task of keeping the interest of a GI audience during a lecture. But this was nlle rather than the exception

March 11, 1944 T/F'S GLOVERS TO MEET MAXWELL FIELD'S BEST; BOXERS LEAVE TODAY Cocio, Golden Gloves Champ To Pace Team A seven man Tyndall Field bpx ing team will 1 eave tortay or tomorrow for fights against the best Maxwell Field can offer in bouts at the Alabama field Wednesday night, Lt. John R. OJeder, fhysical director in charge of ooxing has announcer!. In announcing the Tyndall teflll' s schedule with Maxwell, Lt. OJeder said regularly scheduled weekly bouts slated at the Post Gym Tuesday night have been cancelled. The battlers who will make the tri-p as selected by Lt. ()Jeder an. d Sgt. Melvin AI tis will con sist of Sgt. Manuel Cocio, 1117 -potUd 1 igh t heavyweight Golden Gloves champion; S/Sgt. Delmar Munro, 140; Pvt. Leo Mal ach:>wsky, 116; Pf c. Albert Leo nard, 125; Pvt. Charles Blankenship, 147; Pvt. George Rlodes, 100 and Pvt. Antio Lopez, 178. The team will be accompanied by Lt. Gueder and Sgt. Al tis, accorrting to present plans. TWO ALERT COLORED MP'S COMMENDED BY THEIR CO Two members of Tyndall Field's colored Military Police have been C()ll!Tlended by Major F.M. Flening, commanding officer of the 30th Aviation Stpadron of \\hich they are members. The two MP' s are Cpl. Williflll Harding, Jr., and Pfc. Levi M. Chapman. They were commended for apprehending a colored soldier who had his outfit in California more than a month ago. Working on their ov.n initiative, the two soldiers uncovered the fugitive's hirting place in Panffila City and arres ten him. He is be ing held in the Tyndall Field guardhouse. EX-GI'S WITH COD'S MAY BE RECALLED The Anny and N a.vy Journal has indicated the possibility of certain discharged men being called back into the service, These are men who were discharged from the Anny a few months a.go under W. D. Ci rcul ar 161.. Among those discharged 1 as t fall under this circular, the Journal said, were many men wh:> could still perform certain military duties. Their recall would facilitate the release of that many more qualified soldiers for combat duty. No definite report was offered as to when or how such re-induction would take place. The article in \\hich this ap peared stated that a five-man medical board had been to s tutiy the adv i si bil i ty of lowe ring indue tion cal standards as a neans of helping to meet the growing need for more men. Approximately 75,000 men were being mustered out each month when rlischarges hit their peak 1 ast November, according to the Journal, but that figure has been decreasing. Fbrther discreases could be effected through the tigtltening up of rtischarge regu-1 ations, n.ertical men feel. THE TYNDALL TARGET ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY" 'STEP LIVELY' USO CAMP SHOW HERE SATURDAY "Step Lively," one of the newest and livliest of the USJ.Cfll!p Shows, is scheduled at the Post Theater Saturday, March 18, it was announced this week. "Step Lively" offers rare COlJedy, precision and personality in dances and new and lively tunes warbled by s tllnning look ers. Every act is a novelty of i ts kind and a f1 ash act is i rr cluded in the smart arrangement of the progran. The cast of the show includes such performers as Jane Mathews in Speed in Ballet Tap; Three Rays, All-girl comedy acrobats; Sam Hearn, Famous character comedian; Lane aud Harper, Song and COlJedy crossfire; The Blair Sisters, Attractive singing trio; Don Rena to, Guitar virtuoso; Mil ton Shennan, Pianist !l'ld nrusi cal conructor and Stan Kav!l'laugh, comedy juggler, Joe Lane is master of ceremonies. 'LAST SEEN ON BIVOUAC' A Taxing" Te.le Faith and con fidence in the durability o f Gl equipment far above and beyond t he call of duty was thrillingly displayed by pvt. Lee Fi tzpat rick at the Post Gym last Tue s day night Fitzpatrick, who is a die maker b y trade, h ails from Chicago whe r e when no t making dies, h e picked up more than pocket money performing hi s acrobatic spe cialties in night clubs and at various social Disturbing tales are coming gatherings. out or the woods. Men going inon Tuesday night, between the to them are seen n o mor e What halves of the Tornado and Mari-strange things reside in the anna basketball game, Lee gave rarest rastness or Tyndall that the sever a l hundred fans a few will cause Courts-Martial rearing uneasy moment s as he balanced G I.'s to abando n a beloved himself precari o u s l y o n sever al bivouac and disappear? tiers of Gl chairs, wit h his feet More mystifying than the ramous in the air, to e ntertain the Mullins case which 1t has already folkS. pushed orr the front pages iS the Fitzpatrick i s a gunnery stu-case or the twelve who vanished dent assigned to Squadron a, and o n bivouac. Because or the hi s ability at prec ision balanc-great secrecy which attends all ing should come in mighty handy movements or troops in the rield when h e gets t o the combat zones. we are not permitted to reveal 1------------------1 the names, grades, (expected ranks) and serial numbers or the missing men. These must remain a secret pending the arrival o r Pa e :3 WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK SUNDAY 12:30 P.M.--Record Concert Po8t Theater. MONDAY 12:30 P M A&R Repre8en-tative Meeting, Athletic Office. 7 P .M.-Movies,Station Hospital. 8:30P.M. -Movies, Receiving Sq. T UESDAY 7 P.M Special Entertaincnent a t S t a t ion H o s pi tal 8 P M .--Weekly Dance, U SO, WDLP. 8 P M .. /tfovie3, C olored Rec Hall. WEDNESDAY 12: 30 P.M. --Special Service NonCom Meetin8, Po3t Library. 7 P .M. -ProtelJtant Choir Rehear sal, Post Chapel. 7 P M --Variety Show, Rec. Sq. 8 P.M . c .I. Dance, Rec Rail, Partv OnlY. THURSDAY 7 P .M.--Movie3, Hospital. 8 P .M.--GI Dance, Rec Hall, Stu dents Only. 8 P.M.--Dance, Colored Rec Hall. 8 :30P.M. Movies, Receiving Sq. FR 1 DAY 7:30P.M . SJOA Club (EM's Wivu) Special Service Office. 7 : 30 P.!t'. -Boxing, Sq. 8 P.M. --Movies, Colored Rec Hall. SATL'RDAY 7:00 & 8 :30P.M.'STEP LIVELY,' USO Camp Show at Post Theater. 7 P.M.--Movie3, Hospital. 8 :30P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq, T/F RADIO PROGRAMS (Over Station WDLP) SUNDAY 4 :45 P.M. -30th Avi8tion Glee Club. MONDAY 9 :45A.M Air Wacs o n the Air. TUESDAY 8 :00 P M .--USO Dance BroRdcast (Band). WEDNESDAY 8:35 P .M.--Tyndall Field Radio Playhouse. THURSDAY 3 :30 P.M.--Band Concert, 8 :30 Hall Tonight. FRIDAY 3 :15 P.M.--Army Sports Headlines. 8 :15 P.M . -Air Wacs on the A ir. SATURDAY 6 :45P.M Twilight Moods. BASKETBALL the new ARs, r------------------RESULTS and STAHDIHGS Through Wednesday lNTER-SgJAD. BA9rETBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS Won Lost 1 31SQth 6 2 0 rdnanee., ............ :1 2 40th . 3 348th ................. :1 3 932nd, 4 4 Finll.nce ............... 4 4 lledics ................ 4 4 349th 3 5 3 44th. 2 :1 Instructors 2 6 Quarteraaster, 0 7 446th 0 8 C LEADING SCORERS oon, 344th 99 D, Knepper, Ordnance .......... 86 Kooy, 932nd 86 Hunt, 34Bth .BO Frledaan, 40th 7:1 Ravenscroft1 69th 74 Stevens,.211&h ................ 72 Moore, Finance ................ 62 Ross, 349th ................... 61 S. Knepper,. Orllnnnc.<> .. ....... 61 STUDENT LEAGUE STANDINGS Won Lost Squadron B 4 0 Squadron E ............ 3 2 Squad ron A ............ 2 2 S quadrcn C ............ 2 3 Squadron D . 0 4 OFFICERS1 LEAGUE S T AI!D IN G S Won Lost P.T .................. :1 1 Group I..... 4 2 D ept. of Trng. Sqdns. 4 2 D ept. of Trng. T echs. 3 3 Group II 1 0 Admin ................ 0 (Continued on Page 1 0 ) Men coming orr b i vouac have volunteered to tell all they know but here again ARs intervene and we are compelled to turn them away. On the Target w e have our own theory--but do not ask or course that you subs crt be t o it. In CUba and the Ph 1lippine Islands, during and before the Spanish-American war, the Spanish authorities decreed that all dwellers in the country must move w i th in the c it y 11m i t s. The order was obviously designed to extend their authority and to permit the easier collection or taxes, The native who obeyed the mandate, becam e literally, a reconcentrated person, and there arter was called a reconcen trado. n But Spanish rule was hars h and there were many who rebelled against it, Preferring a her mit's existence to the privileges or living in cities under Spanish s wa:;, they fled to the woods and stayed there, Remon tados, the authorities calle d them--n.ati ves who live in the woods to avoid taxes. The deadline for the riling of incom e taxes i s only a few daYs away, W ednesday March 15,--all retu r n s must b e in by then. Everyone knew that Including the doze n who faded on bivouac. Deep in the woods t hey are hid ing, these renegade, tax-avoiding nernontados, an d there t h e y will s-s;ay) un t1l the dawn o r Mar c h 16, wh.eri they will rreely e m e r ge and rejoin t h eir squadron s And you can bet your last taxable dollar o n that! ARMY TO CURTAIL ASTP PROGRAM The Ar111y has armounced plans to eliminate ITJ)St of its specialized military training program in colleges, affecting some 110,000 troops 1'1'00 will be trans ferred from college campuses to comb at fields, according to the War Department. Except fb r advanced courses in medicine, dentistry and en gineering, the en tire AS'IP will be eliminated. The decision was reached because the Army is 200,000 men short of its goal. The high co11111and wan ted 7 ,"700, 000 men in uniform b y the end of ... It got 7,roo,ooo. The program was organized by the Army December 17, 1942. It is planned to rennve 110,000 men from colleges before April 1, and reassign them to combat service, leaving 35,000 students. The 1 at ter figure includes 5,000 pre-induction students. The will rot be affected. Increased tempo of offensive operations and mounting casualties figured in the decision, too, the Anny said. Inunediate field replacements are especially the type of persormel in the coli ege training p This group of 110,000, the !1'1nouncement said, has enough training row to cpalify fbr ron commissioned and technical as signments, particularly in the inffl'l try.


Page 4 THE TYNDALL TARGET PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR PERSONNEL OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FJELD, PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA. Copy Prepared Under Supervision of Public Relations Officer. Printing & Photography by Base Photographic & Reproduction section. Art work by Dept. of Training Drafting, Department. The Tyndall Target receives aterial suP.plied by Ca11p Newspaper Ser vice, War Dept., 2015 E. 42nd St., New York City. C .redited 11aterial aay not be republished without prior peraission froa CNS. WHEN THE STRONG HAVE FAILED Eu th an a si a i s from the Greek, and means a painless, peaceful death. Since only the gods were immortal, the ancient Hellenes wished merely for a tranquil passage into the regions that lay beyond death. In our times Euthanasia has received liberal treatment and the 'painless, peaceful death' has graduated into mercy ldlling. Having invested his superman wi ti1 the heroic proportions of Siegfried, Hitler then looked about him and be held the miserables of the nation. The plight of this ill-formed legion, composed of the mentally sick and the hopelessly invalid, tonnented the gentle nature of its master and posed a visible threat to his myth of invincibility. Sterilization quickly becane the order of the day thousands of the Third Reich' s c1 t1 zens were scientifically devitalized. The more ad-vanced cases were treated with greater tEnderness. 'Ib these poor soul s was made available grinding the inferior races under its wheel&. The invincibles were being groaned for their roles as masters of the universe and this was their dress rehearsal. Across the cbmes of Moscow, a winter's sun was already lengthening the dark shad:>w of the conqueror. But the fight fbr Russia had just begun, now the Bear was turning on his hunters and the raking claws bit deep. And under the deep snows was accumul at ing the frozen fonns of the Siegfrieds in their white Valhalla. Super-men they were called and yet they failed. Ironically, it is now given to the malformed and the physi-cally deficient to fill the open places in their ranks. No longer is backwardness or stunted strength a defennent for the German male. The Master Aryan has ordered the reduction of physical stand ards for the German army to admit certain cripples, and a positive cure -euthanasia. 'hunchbacks,' as well as A genial Nazi surgeon laugh-'clubfoots,' henceforth are ingly called it 'the idiot's eligible. deligtlt.' As his desperation grows, Now was the birthright of Hitler will, in reviewing the DO SERVICEMEN HAVE TO SWEAR? Perhaps the question should be, "Is swearing necessary for tt;e making of men?" A recent issue of "Fortune" Magazine had a success story of an industrialist who had been catapulted into prominence by war industry. The biographer described him as one who "swears beautifully and easily" and addresses all, cultured alike, who get in his way with an epithet. Now, it may appear prudish, maybe even unpatriotic, to say that 'being "profane and opportunistic" just does not indicate real manliness. Bttt it is time for all who believe that refined ideals still characterize a gentleman t o assert that the "male animal" is least manlike as a human volcano belching forth a stream o f foul-sounding oaths. There is nothing in the notion that swearing makes "he-men. Our beys with the armed forces .meet profanity everywhere, and many come to believe that learn ing it is a part o f the training routine. The swearing sergeant used t o be associated with the obstinate Jvli ssouri mule. o,.,... adays some who lecture o n ar;ny techniques t o our youth use language that belongs t o the stable. Swearing, its proponents often claim, furnishes the necessary c ondiment f o r the speech. It is to oral o r written language '"'hat mustard is to the h o t d og. Now, many of us have a sincere regard for the lowly weiner, yet when the s oldiers were asked t o nam e their favorite meat it was choice Festern steak. .A.nd. a goo d steak does n o t demand mustard. Solid speech, likewise, is possible and can stand o n its own v.eight without commo n embellishments. Swearing denc:tes Hea!GJ.ess o f vocabulary and sterility o f thought. A "cuss word" i s a mighty poor substitute f o r an idea. The use o f -profanity d oes not end merely in the blighting o f language __ it goes deeper and dulls the edge of mora. l life. Inarresting its spread Christian men may well reaffirm their own convicticn that the third com mandment, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain," has not been set aside. Silence o n the subject may lead some t o believe that the new ethical code does n o t f orbid profanity. I t cannot be said too em phatically that a c ultured Christian s ociety will n o t be ushered in by p r o fanity o r it1 weaker brother, the quoted 0 1 second-handed brand o f sweari:qg. Wit, to be spicy, does n o t demand d oses o f profane vitriol, and pungent emphasis is possible withou t irrevereuce. The manly man gets along withou t swearing! -The I ,ink .... .J rthup el PROTESTANT Sunday Sunday School, Post Chapel. 9 A.M. Worship, Colored R e c 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 .. 5:30 A.M Saturday Confessions ..... 7 P.M. (and any time chaplain is in his office,) JEW Friday future generations secured. impotency 'Of his valiants,!-;:==============================; Hereon would be born only men recall those miserabl es who Worship Service ......... 7:30 P.M. like ,e;ods. Rom autcrnatically passed under the surgeon's into a supe!'-state and h aving knife or fell before the ldnd for their god-father, 'lational ly gas of euthanasia. Then, Socialisn. he will wish for one mote of Madly the car of the in-all their feeble powers to fatuated Ju,cy:ernaut rolle d on, sustain him in a bleaker hour. I-IERE15 TO OUR SERGEANT A WIT AND A EACH Of: US FELLOWS JUST AN OLD SINEETI-IEAR T ONE MAN'S OPINION What:'s Dear Eli: I wonder if you have heard as many GI' s as I have say, "There's nothing to rto on this field but go to a show llrl.d \ a line you have to sweat out. Kow, as we a]l lmow, there woul rtn 1 t be any horse races if we rUrtn' t have some rti.fference of opinions, .. but I believe if everyone knew how n1any games, etc., there were to see anrt participate in at all tin1es at the new Post Gym, r.o re of s be taking advantage 0 f Sl.llJe. lJirl you kn o w there was ll barlminton court., a v01l ey ball court upstairs that couJ d h e nserl llllY time, as w e l l a s all types of' boxing equip,,en t'? A l s0 a fbur wall IIM:dball court wi tll all e<111irnnen t ? '\nd you ml :?i t COP.le 111rl see your S'111ttrlron basketl;al 1 team Yours 1 play. They are pl ayinp; a good brand of basketball these days, and I f'inrt that it increases our norale sometimes to know that we as indivinuals are backing onr SfJUadron. t. r,. M. Gen. Chennault Sees Japs Licked From Air China (CNS)-Maj. G e n Claire L. Chennault believes that the Allie s c a n destroy Japa n from the air with only one-tenth of the air force now b eing used to wreak havoc o n Nazi Grman\'. According to a United Press dis p atch, the commande r of the U S. 14th Air Force i s c onvinced that if h e can knock out the e n emv shipping lane s in t.he South Sea and Yangtsc River and the railroa d s in n orthe r n China. J a pan's industry and her army will collapse "easil y.


March 11, 1944 As I P. J. c. IT NOW AND FOREVER A fighter and bomber base at old Cognac in southwestern France was bombed with good results early this week by Liberators or the Eighth Air Force. Nestling amid the vineyards or the Charente, Cognac is world famous for its fine grape brandY, and, with the way the war is going, any Luftwaffe brave would give his right arm for three stirt fingers or the sturt. Obviously, the Cogn ac based Jerries are downing it straightfor no chasers left the ground to mix with the attacking Liberators who were literally pouring it on. Now that the first Ukrainian army has cut the double-tracked Odessa-Lwow (pronounced love) railway at the town of Volochi sk, routinA 12 Nazi divisions in do ing it, the Nazis must hereafter depend upon dirt roads and branch railways to move vital supplies to their troops in southern Russia. Of course the asylum of Rumania is still open to them, but with the Reds poised 60 miles from the Polish-Rumanian frontier and gaining fast--Rumania may turn out to be the doorway to delirium. The sun of the little satellite is setting fast and the unattractive force of the first Ukrainian army is largely in f.l uencing its decline. Dismounted American cavalrymen are now rounding up the strays on Los Negros Island in the Admiralty Group, Up to this point, more than 3,000 Japs have been killed or wounded by our horsemen on foot in the fierce fighting for possession or Momote airdrome, It is an odd war that finds horse troops storming an air strip on foot, yet all it indicates is that the u.s. cavaLry is conversant with the Infantry phase or modern warfare and does not need its spurs to ra.vel an enemy flank. The Japs on Los Negros, as elsewhere, know we are in the saddle and may therefore be expected. to do a rancy bit or galloping before they are finally caught up with and stabled. Although the Nazi-controlled Rome radio has broadcast flat denials, reports seepinA through to the Swiss frontier hinted this week that an estimated 3,000,000 to 6,000,000 workers were on strike in northern Italy. A few weeks of this, and the Nazis will be able to wind up the business of their industrial end economic organization in Hun-held Italy end sail for home on the Gripsholm. Among the dire promises held out to the strikers, is the threat of deportation to Poland. Apparently--only the Russians strike in Poland. Pacific Gls Buy Steaks for Two Bits -E1D Sydney, Australia (CNSi Servicemen in some parts of the Southwest Pacific can buy a steak dinner with two vegetables, dessert and coffee for 25 cents, thanks to the Red Cross, which fixes prices in American clubs and rest rooms on the basis of cost THE TYNDALL TARGET "Wolves In Dog Tags'' A HOWLING TALE By TOM 0 F TYNDALL All wolves, including those in dog tags, are to be regarded as belonging to the genus Canis. In appearanc e they are not unlike the malemute (eskimo dog) the .w..oH 1n dog tags be lng the lone exception. The Young are born ln the Spring or the year, when the male wolf's rancy lightly turns to acts or love, and the litter usually ranges from 6 to 10. All wolf cubs are cunning and as they grow older their cunning increases. More wolves abound in North Amer.ica than in any or the other continents with the possible ex ception or Europe where there are millions or Gis in training. Freakishly, the wolf has been again introduced into countries where it has been extinct tor more than a hundred years, e.g,, the United Kingdom. (Note: Wolves became extinct in England in Henry VII's reign; in Scotland in 1742, and in England in 1770.) Environmental factors largelY determine the wolf's social be havior and accordingly its habits and habitat invite closer study, Consider the Canis accidentalis, or timber wolf, habitat -North America, commonly Called the wolf at the door, Aeons ago the wolf roamed the barren regions or the Arctic Circle apparently content with quarrying an occasional Eskimo papoose or a sort young squaw. Then came the r irs t or the missionaries, zealots, who reared neither man nor beast and the timber wolf saw that the only escape from the avalanche of words lay in flight, one winter's night, led by Gray Oak, their leader, the shivering timbers padded softly from the land of frozen tundras. The exodus was well timed and by morning they were far on their way. centur1es or wandering followed until in 1607, when some or the horde settled in what is now called New York. The passing years wrought greai chauges in the makeup at the accidentalis and the Selective Service Act extenQed his social horizons to agreeable proportions. In September, 1941, along with many or his cousins, the Florida black wolf, (Canis ater), the Texas red wolf, (Canis rufus), the duskY wolf, (Canis nubllus), or the western plains, and the ever-present coyotes, the accidentalis was declared GI timber and left on the 27th for Tyndall Field, The ostensible design was to train the accidentalis to combat the encroaching menace or the hordes or Japanese wolves, (Canis hodaphylax) a smaller breed or wolf, who had left their native habitat and were seeking to extend their sphere or deviltries. unrortunately, on June 16, the forerunners or the 785th Wac Detachment arrived at Tyndall and much or the original plan was lost 1n the dainty shuttling or their feet. Wolf's-bane or the older ace idental1s were the young and devil-may-care student gunners who sat in rar orr corners with the Wacs and spoke feelingly or ball turrets, while their trigger-arms worked .their way expertly about the Cal. 26 waists. But the cunning accidental is soon learned to sweat out their de-partures, which w ere weekly and regular, and nourished on their shipping orders. The timber s easy me thad or approach availed him much and the Me phi tis mephi ticas (1) !rom the Hollow would gnash their olfactories furiously as the timbers trotted orr with the scented ones. But there is one type of Wac a timber shies away from. The Wac who has learned to say "No! to everything the accidentalis proposes, Constant negation has achieved for this type a state or mineral hardness known as woitrami te." on her, blandishments are lost, ror she alone or all the wacs knows that butter will normallY melt in a wolf's mouth --but oniy when its body heat has been raised. Weatherwise, she is aware that a wolf operates best against a background or snow and takes care to keep in the sun. FortunatelY for all, the defense mechanism or this restrained minoritY is not without its tiny Achilles heel. For walf ramite, despite its bardness,can no more resist the ardent glance or the accidentalis than can its chief element tungsten which ruses at 2974 Deg. Centigrade. Unlike most or the Carnivora (2) the accidental1s does not rely solelY on its senses. Rarely will it follow the blind leadership or instinct to the complete exclusion or preliminary investigation. An experim ental flurry always precedes the drtrts1 for experience has taught the ac Cidentalis that not all subJects look lovely in the snow. And do not suppose, kind reader, that the accidentalis is unmind. ful or the envy existing in certain quarters. His keen ears have long ago caught the horrible little sounds or the swishing tongues, It is to his credit that he still howls warmlY at Canis ater and canis rufus, his Florida and Texas cousins, when he lopes by on his way to town. These are the wolves that are, every howling one or them. or the wolves that were, there exists, if you still believe in them, but one --the werewolf Dracula, last or the lycan thropes (3). FOOTNOTES: 1. The common skunk (Mephitis me phi t ice) ranges from Hudson Bay to Guatemala. 2. Carnivore: An order, sub order, or family of mammals that feed on flesh, 3. Lycanthrope: The leAendary werewolf ------'Dead' Sailor Cancels Name on Memorial List Seattle (CNS)-"Dead" Watertender Theodore Kelly painted out his name on a list of casual ties on a memorial pylon. His name had been among "those honored dead" for more than a year since he had been reported among the Pearl Harbor victims. His wife helped hold the ladder while Kelly clambered up with a brush and white paint. He chuckled when a shipmate had first told him of the memorial several months ago on duty in the South Pacific Mirth was lacking whe:n he viewed it for the first time. "It gives me a funny sort of feeling that I can't explain," he remarked. By KATE SMITH WHAT'S NEW: Down Hawaii way, Bugler Nick Masucci solved the reveille situation by sawing a hole through the wall of his bunk and blaring fb nh as he lay comfortably tucked in bed. C. o. check-up soon changed Masucci's tune. .. In the Krivoi Rog area, a Red Anny Intelligence Officer queried a captured Genna.n soldier with "Where is your divi sion?" The reply we.s, I 1111 it. * Pretty 21-year-olil Josephine Lee or Hollywood introduced a n e w speeding excuse to the record when she explained to the Judge, "I had to drive fast to keep sailors from climbing onto my car. She paid $30 !ine anyway ... The War Dept. annronced the development or a grenade-size weapon powerful enough to cripple the enemy's big tanks. * On Washington's Birthday, a Gennan fighter pilot attacked a Liberator bomber wmse tail gun ner' s name was Lincoln Abrehllll. 'Twas a very smrt American his tory lesson fbr the Gennm. New York City Policemen opened their favorite magazine, "Spring 3-3100, in dazed wonderment as they spied a new page entitled, strictlY !or the Girls. There are noW-237 women in the depart ment Returning London corres P on dents cla 1m they !ee 1 much safer in their slit trenches than in the big city st. Johns Uni versitY, which won the city basketball championship by de feating N.Y.u., has accepted an inv 1 tat ion to compete in the National Basketball T o urnament at Madison Sqaare Garden. * The kids back home have a.n interest in the war too, and they're contributing their efforts in the best way they know how. Ten-year-old Anderson Gil of Clevelmd, worried ebout the efficimcy of our subnarines and light ann1111ent, decided he would design a super-subnarine which would aid our Navy. After his design was completed, he ar ranged an w1 th t. Ralph T. Hanson, Navy &lpervisor, to review his plms. 1bough the was a very busy man, he listened to the youngster at tm ti vely. When the design was unrolled, however, he swallowed hard. Then he asked a very serious question: Woulm' t the water rush in and sink the sub when the patmt escape hatch on the bottom wl!.ii opened? 'Dle agreed that the escape hatch would have to be discarded. 'lhey discussed other i teas in the de sign, too, and then they parted. 'lhe lad went back to his sdlool books, happy in the knowledge that he hlld cble his best to aake a con tri bu tion towards winning the war, and the Cep tabl, secure in the fact that w1 th 1 ads or Andy's calibre pusning ahead all the time, Victory would be ours smrtly.


6 The 111a:p opposite this page will help you to get a clearer picture of the Allied aerial offensive against Gennany. The arrows indicate major British and American air at in a single three-day period -Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. Note that the raids are bunched in to three general groups: one in the Berlin area, one in northwestern and one on the "Ri Viera" -the Mediterranean seacoast of France and Italy. They are not they are part of a plan. Note also that each of the three large groups of raids had a separate military purpose. The raids on Berlin were directed at major "stra tegic" targets --heavy in W.Stries and ball-bearing fac tories. The raids on France were directed primarily at "tactical" targets many comnunications leading to the "invasion coast. And the :raids on the Riviera were designed to cripple Axis naval operations and merchant shipping in the Mediterranean. Finally, renember that all these raids took place within a period of 72 hours. Multiply that by 10, by 100, by IDO, ood jUU will begin to see what our bombers are doing to Hitler's Ehrope. * The Illssians opmed up still another offensive last week. For months the Red Anny has held a wi de "salient, o r wedge, beyond the Soviet border in the terri tory of pre war Poland. Below this salient, the battle-line runs southeastward for over 400 miles, to the west bank of the lower Ihepr River. It is here, in the Ukraine that the Gel' mans still penetrate deepest into Illssian terri tory. Last week the First Ukrainian Anny, led by Marshal Gregory Zhukov, broke through the Nazi lines on the southern side of the fulish salimt and pushed southward for 60 miles. According to the Soviet Hi gh Coomand, they have reached the March 5 II I railroad line running from Lwow in Poland to Odessa on the Black Sea coast of the Ukraine. And that is the allimportant point; because the railroad is one of the major rail lines supplying the German forces in the Ukraine. Zhukov' s attack, therefore, is designed to cut the communications of these Nazi forces, in preparation fbr a great offmsi ve to sweep them out of the Ukraine and back to the border of Itlnania. At week's end, Zhukov' s forces were only about 50 f'rcm the Runanian border thansel ves. German resistance was stiffening, and the heavy spring thaws of smthem Rus sia were making the going tough. But the initial ob j ecti ve had been reached; and in due time the Wehrmacht will be blown out of southern Illssia like rust before a ris ing stonn. * After four weeks of spec tac,_tlar naval exploits, the Anny last week had its inning in the Pacific battle zone. Los Negros Island in the Ad miral ty group, 400 miles northwest of Rabaul, was cleared of J a:panese forces. And on New Britain, where the Marines and the u.s. 6th Anny have for months held a precarious foothold on the island's western tip, t't\0 new attacks were makBikar (Dawson] ID National Geographic Society Distributed by C.N.S [BrownJ@ B .k .. "'*" Rongelap 1> I tnt .. a Utirik [Kutuzov] >Rongenk J3 ..-. Ailinginae<;;> Y [Suvorov] IY. Jemo Mejit [New Year] Ro i (Prov;dence] "If \)KwaJalein ("\ (' ,Lib [Kaven] !i,Aur (lbbet son] -f. .rrowsmoth] [D II ] ; [Elmore] ,-w flp r,!!? an1e s Pingelap CAROLINE ISLANDS [Ualan] Namorik 0 Kili (Boring] [Hunter] '::1 Mili [Mulgrave] 'Narik (Knox Islands] 100 200 [Boston] Eban@ Miles Japan' s Marshall Islands, a string of coral beads flung into the Pacific about hallway between Hawaii ond Australia, are the first Jop possessions to be occupi e d by U S. troops in this war. Pacific trade and war prizes for more than 50 years, the Marshalls provide another steppingstone along the rocky reefy road to Tokyo. Principal atoll in the group is Jaluit, peacetime headquarters of the Marshalls and center of Jap strength. Jaluit is clearly defined on the map, as are the other main land spots, Kwajalein, Eniwetok and __ w hose combined pre-war populati?n w a : n e arly about Japonete . consolidated, American forces will hold nearly the entire western half of New Britain. But Rabaul is still over 200 miles away, and in between lies some of the roughest terrain in the '1\Qrld.. Unooubtedly, other landings will be made even nearer to this vi tal base. Meanwhile, our air forces are potmding Rabaul in to uselessness. The Japanese have already withdrawn almost all of its air protection, and its harbor is oftm empty of shipping. fu t it must be taken so the job goes on. * In Italy, figpting was on a relatively snail scale last week --thanks to terrible American bombers over Berlin, for the first time since the war began. And they weren't just paying a social call. Three times in four days, powerfuJ formations of u.S. Flying Fortresses, escorted all the way by swift P-51' s, gave Berlin "the '1\Qrks." over, all three attacks were made in broad daylight, with precision bombard:nmt tactics. To Berliners, vh:> have tranbled for months under the night "saturation" attacks of the RAF, this was perhaps the most terrifying fact of all. For now they will never be safe -day or night--until the hour of Hitler' s final ooom. LIFE SAVERS ing steady progress. weather, "ldlich rurned battleOne of these attacks was fields into nruddy swanps and often made air operations 1m taking place on the southern smre of the island. Here the possible. U.S. forces at Arawe Point had driVEn 25 miles eastward along the coast. They are now about 50 miles frau Gasmata, which (next to Rabaul) is the most important Japanese base m New Britain. Meanwhile, on the northern coast of the island, American marines had landed at Talasea on the Willaumez Peninsula, 125 miles east of their base at Cape Gloucester. At the beginni n g of the at tack, resistance was "light," it is now reported to b e stiffen ing. If the s e new gains can be Three times now the Nazis have lmmched huge offensives against the Allied lines on the fume beach-head. Three times they have been thrown back with heavy casualties. Now they appear to be prepal' ing a fourth "all-out" assault. But the Allies are confident that, like its pre decessors, it will be repul sed. Some day it will be our tum to attack. The big news of the week in the air was the appearance of If it i s necessary to cut a wire to get through an entanglement, grasp the wire close to a post and cut between your hand and the post. This will muffle the sound and keep the l oose end in your grasp: When a flare is dropped during a night attack, stop where you are and remain motionless until it has burned out.


March 11, 1944 THE TYNDALL TARGET WESTERN FRONT:: The map on this page shows the major Allied air attacks on Europe during the first three days of last week. the carefully-planned grouping of the raids---especially in northwestern France. Both raids on Berlin were by Mlerican bombers. EIRE '\ S P A I N Chateau rou x Clermont Ferrand Leipzig Stuttgart LEGEND HH9f3H Page 7


Page 8 EFTC'S INSIGNIA HAS COLORFUL ORIGIN AND STORY --Medi cwoes-Medic Proudly Wears Good Conduct Medal They may tske his most valuable possessi(tls or strip him of all he owns, yet proudly on the broad chest of (tle of P11111na City's favorites is the "Good Corubct ribbon that was awarded him sane time ago. It's gporl tD know that they may take his all but not his sense of luoor. We 110ndered why Lt. Bell was so insistent that her be in scribed on her front door. \'ilen asked if we might include h e r -phone numbet'--she quickly re plied that that is already in the book. (We Bell -it shall be done.). Our condolences to M /Sgt. Cherney who applied for a 3 day 'Pass for the f1 rs t time in some THE TYNDALL TARGET --Nautical Notes-BOAT COMPANY IS ONE OF MUCH ACTIVITY SAYS ITS NEW SCRIBE "Captain of the Head" Red Army Names Two Chief Marshals Moscow (CNS)-The Supreme Soviet. has appointed two new chief marshals in the R e d Army, it was announced here recently. They are Marshal Alexander Alexandrovich N ovikoff, named Air Chief Marshal, and Marshal N i k o 1 a i Nikolayevich Voronoff, named Artillery Chief Marshal.


March 11, 1944 --G u a rdi on s-BEING OF BABY BOYS; BIVOUAC AND SCOUTS; AND BEAUTIFUL EYES The stork really harl. a fielrl riay last Monday at the lliardians. Cpls. G. Helms and G. Carroll were both blessed eventerl w1 th baby boys. Our congratulations to both of therr, for acquiring r .. I. Is for the Amly. (,))1. FA full arrl is expecting the stork in May and we feel sorry for that po that we skipped two weeks in wri ling our column. (At least we have a r<:!ader--and frein Brooklyn) ... Someone mentionerl a WAC Lt., with beau ti fuJ eyes. Wonder '1\ho she is? And Sgt. P. Cole is. report,.. ed shopping around P. C. for a barrel. -Cpl. San Marotta ---------Cellar Fliers-Only The 69th Twixt Them And Glory THE TY'\!DALL TARGET --Rugged 69th-Some Sgts. Sweat Out Stork As Others Sing; Aydelotte Invents Extension To Slide Rule Seens to me that nigh all the married men of the outfit are s weatin' out the stork or have s weateri him out in the past f e w weeks. Just yesterriay Sgt. .\lac" Mr;Crary came by with that blind loo k in his eyes. 1-le stopped J ong, enough to say that he and the rest of. the 69th Basketball t eruu h act had some toug h com T!etition but nothing like sweat,.. out the blessed event. Payday morning S /Sg;t. Georg e D Rli i s even go t p ai ri a li ttl e early, he lost his bet though, it was a girl instearl of the boy he harl been bragging it 11011ld be. He's plenty happy atnu t it anyway, though. I asked him to have a seat and sweat it out but he replied rome\\hat ne:nousl y "No thanks, just had one. S gt. J, Wilbur of Ayctelotte, inventor e t all-has just invented an extension to the Slirle Hule, lie tells us that he just had to have it to get along w1 th those silupletons h e pals around with down in weights anrl balances. Aydelotte PSS x KIA anri h:l] cter of the coveteri title of rtiinus E:igh t" from the extension to the Sf irle H .ule he uses ctaily as he plods round and about the j ob teaching other less rortunates the fine art of filling out "F" sheets. Soo1e .1 ob, lruh Bill? Ems t (PH'lud PPhud) Salom 01 had the CQ wake hiln at O:DO murs h e could shave anrl then go eat before 083) hours. 1\o kictdin' fellas, it takes him only two murs and forty seven minutes tD shave. He was askect '1\hy he took so long and he answerecl with a si/lh that "it feel s rooo IS' 1i ddd. Did anyone ever see T / Sgt. \'l:uR. Henrlren nmning Never h1.11; e I eernagined that myself but I seen it the otherday. His running gait is almost as fast as (by running we mean he went almost as fast as a sleepy n : 1 ri turtle) a r.r falling out for Saturday morning reveille at Gadfrey 04)0 hours! Someone was kidding n.e about the way I was snappin snap the past few days--well after all, fell as, the little Wouan is here tD see me. Did any of you men ever hear the olrl song "'lhere' s an Old and Faded Picture2" Well, fr(in the sounds that come from Room #9 Barracks 3::>3 after lights out-it shoulct be There' s an Olct anrl Faded SERGEANT on the Ball, Hit Me Joe, I Stay." Yourn, Smokey One of Tyndall's gunners be lieves in looking ahead. He saw a pretty gi r1 in her early teens, handed her a nickel and said: 'Call me up when you're 18, baby. SALLY SEEHORE d _ Page 9 TRIPLE DECKER THE 1\/D IN UPPER-UPPER FOUR will b e applie d to all C i s who ride th e rails i11 this triple decker Pullma11. You'll eally b e getti11g up i11 th e world w h e11 y o u ge t up 11ext to the ceili11 g i11 this three-story troop s l e e p e r but ge t r eady fo r th e expe ri e11ce, for the Army has orde r e d 1 200 s u c h cars for wartime use. They're v e r y comfy, thoug h a11d 110w you ca11 s11ore like a trio i11stead of a due t --The Fl ami n g Born b.Little Johnny Quick In A Hurry To Wed After a brief absence w e R gain take our pen in hand to mention the inside doings of Ordnance. Our new oolll11ander, Capt. C. M. Mears, is here on tenpor ary duty from the Hugged69th. His ideas of iJIIproving this company meets with the approval of the majority, especially in regards to fixing the day room Welcome to Capt. B.F. Gurnett, the new 'Ihe Cellar Fliers cane one glllle Assistant Ord. Officer who hails 1nearer the basketball chanpionfrom Randolph Field, Texas ship M:>n-:lay night when th_ey nosed Greetings to Lt. Symons. H e is out the 40th cagers in a lively the present Armament Officer. fray. Biggest worry now is de-His llrevious station was Lowry feating the 69th, only other un--Fi e1 d, Colo. beaten Sf{lllll'l in the league. I.ots of happiness to our Mail Cheer up, boys! All ratings Orderly, Johnny Q.lick 1\ho expects are not frozen--our secretary, to be married on his furlough. Miss Draper, was promoted this Many pals of his chippect in to-week. Congratulations! warrls getting him a wending gift Pfc. Kal a .yrljian finally stuck If rumor holris true, Pvt. his neck out and got it grabberl. Clevinger also will be a bride-Seems he and Pvt. Lawton didn't groom in the near future. think the USO offered enoug h Of the six men volunteering to varied entertainment, so they ship out, one is at Goldsboro, suggestek at the basketball ga11e ist Sgt. :o.l. Gooanan w1 th the aid he wanteri T /Sgt. Ifill to ti'elp of and Pfc. I\lrget him throw-the refPree out; at l ,},.,,. built a nucte of sand '1\hile at the this week's l!:lllue he wanteri to I(' beach last Smday. Several Wacs throw Hill ontA and Cpl. Conti (honorary Ordn!Dlce WANTED: One Spanish dancer i member), helped considerably. (prefer onP '1\ho ran rlance). Call / 'lhe Target's photographer was on Pfc. Kalayctjian at :noo. _.---;' ,. hand and snapped a. picture of lst/Sgt. Hill created fllli te a < .. _... "Soody Sal." "to-do" about showin)! the boys _,IS IT TRUE-that some what can be rlone to a lowly still manage to eat more than 3 privllte for using obsP.ene Janmeals per day at the mess hall? g;8nat,..;e whE'fl tralkingh tor 1 1 n on-com. 'OJ ) :.Ji: z That Pfc. z.E. nonchalantly e ter use rene roru now on, noentionerl his expecting to re-f ellows; h e's looliing for an AS HARCH IS RUNG IN ceive a $100 money orrler this "e).I!JIIlpl P, ._----------------------------------&. week.


Page 10 THE TYNDALL TARGET TORNADOES BOW TO FAST MARIANNA QUINTET AS 'ij3-ijij BASKETBALL SEASON ENDS HERE; T/F STARS SLOW DOWN AFTER FAST START Turn Tables On Rival Eglin Eagles With 52-51 Win Last Saturday The curtain fell on the Tornado court season last Tuesday night as the Tyndall team bowed to a young and fighting Marianna quintet by a score of 42-37. Apparently overcome by their 'fthirl wind record against local competition, the Tornadoes slowed down to a breeze in the closing weeks of the Cllllpaign. However, the competition was tough and the Tyndall te!f11 partly vindicated their det'eats of the past few weeks by handing Eglin Field a 52-51 setback last Saturday night. Eglin had previous} y downed Tyndall here several weeks ago by a f>3-52 score. In Tuesday night's contest, the Marianna courtmen took the floor with the odrls against then, even though they had takE!fl Tyndall 1 s ru easure 1 as t week in an over time game, 4&-45. ing chance when he soo red with a minute I eft to pi ay to bring the count to but the Tomadoes couidn' t keep possession of the ball and Sillllson of Mariama put the game on ice with a pair of rapid field goals to give the visitors a 42-37 tritlllph. The box score: TYNDALL ( 37) Snowden 2 lol cDani el 11 Friedaan 4 Lawton 4 Johnson 10 Stevens 6 IIARIANNA (42) Chew 9 Doar 13 Deaitropolus. 4 Johnston 2 END OF BOWLING TOURNEY LOOMS IN SIGHT AS GROUP I STRIKES ON Group I's league leading keglers, potmding down the stretch towards the loop championship, bowled over the Gremlins for three straight victories in last Thursday's con test to putthem nine games ahead of the Bell Ringers who occupy second pi ace. The Gremlins, blldly handicapped by the loss of most of their squad, slipped to a tie for fourth, as the Snafus took a 2-1 decision from the Bell Ringers. Group II' s hot and cold outfit was hot, ann this time it was the Sluggers who took it on the chin, 3-0. MOQ whipped the twice before relaxing to lose the last game, in the other match of the evening. The Snafus had a 2436 total for high team score, and individual moors fell to Lt. Georgeson, who was on the beam with 213-1.84-212 and a snappy 609 series. The standings: w L Group I 36 12 B A S K E T B A L L (Continued from Page 3) 69th (20) ft .. 5 Carr......... 2 Glasso . 0 Black.. . 2 Laudis 9 Sills . 0 Beznoska 0 Fritz 2 INSTRUCTORS (36) Howell. 5 Stoudt 6 Dufrane 14 Russell. 0 Penn a.. 6 llerola 0 S.,ith 4 Mlllhollen 1 MEDICS (31) Jackrel 4 Matonak 5 Lites 6 Zelenick 8 E 'lli s. 2 T arr 6 ORDNANCE (31) S. Knepper 6 D. Knepper 14 Kotys 0 Stevens 4 Cappiello 0 Rudolph 3 Snodgrass 2 lol anderson 2 Dixon 0 3 44th ( 44) Crane 10 Coon 17 Russell. 9 Cleaents 2 Lopez ........ 2 Brown .. 4 Knebel.... 0 FIN A.N C E ( 27) 1lines 5 Anderson .. 4 Jloore . 12 Costigan ..... 3 EmanueL . 0 Mullin 3 348th (67) Schultz. 8 llassey 6 Klein feller 13 Paul 0 Hunt 19 Lawton 16 All en. 0 Ruane...... 2 C o11p a..... 3 349th (29) Hansen 4 Ross . 16 Rah11 0 Thurm an. . 0 Lawton . 9 Bryant . 0 348 th ( 24) Schultz . 0 Jlassey 0 Kleinfeller 4 Paul. 1 Neill. 7 All en 0 Compa .... .... 2 Ruane 2 Lawton 8 Polcyn 0 932nd (40) Kooy 11 Moulard 4 Richard 1 llitchell. 14 Lake 4 Wright.... 6 Bell Ringers 27 21 Snafus 26 22 Gremlins Paced by diminutive Lloyd !do Daniel and Bill Jomson, T)ndall held the lead at the end of the ... 5 9o7th (29) FINANCE (38) first cparter, 12-8. AndyJackllcDaniels .... 10 Fox . 0 Harris 1 Hines 1 24 24 Group II 24 24 SOl\ in for Dernitrapolus for Friedaan . 11 Brantner 13 Pieffer . 2 llorris 7 on Ad 1 Marianna in the second canto and Johnson 14 11ercer ....... o Stitt 3 n erson. 1 Sluggers 22 26 MOQ 20 28 quickly brought the count up to Lawton .. 3 la--10. However, McDaniel and paffrath 12 DeOrio 12 Mullin. 8 Ret reacis 13 35 Fri ecin an added to the Tyndall 1-----------------"-------------------1 INSTRUCTORS ( 26) 3 50th ( 29) score with field goals while TORNADOES CLOSE SUCCESSFUL SEASON Graham . 4 .Bren;>er 6 Smith 1 Simpkins 4 Chew a foul for the 11 Dougl&s 5 visitors to give Tyndall a 16-11 lead. Jackson countered again llarow o for Marl making it 16-13, but Lawton and Stevens each made tYoU in the next few minutes and the half ended with T / F still in front, 21'1-15. Marianna got back in the ball g 001 e wi th three quick scores, Chew accotmting for two of then, to bring Marianna within hailing distance, 26-21. !bar, Marill'lna tain, then conver terl t110 fbul s and after Simp son, a teanmlB.te found the hoop for 2 points, c001e through with a one-handed be8llty from beyond the foul line to cut the T / F lead, :J)--27. Field goals by Johnson and Stevens brought Tyndall to the "3)" mark, and Johnson marie good again to give T / F a 5 point lead. But Simpson and Ibar both fo1md the basket for Marianna and the visitors drew up to within one point, 32-31. Doar converted when he was fouled by Lawton to tie the score tut McDaniel put Tyndall in the lead with a field goal ann foul. Howe.ver, field goals by Jackson and Chew and two conversions by Do ar gave Marianna the lead for the first time in the ball gsne, Johnson gave Tyndall a fight-Here are n1ne manDers or the Tyndall Field basketball team which bowled over all local competition to conclude an abbreviated season with a record of 20 wins against 8 defeats. Standing, left to right: Lt. Stan Drongowski, post athletic officer; Bill Johnson, Harbin Lawson, Bill Dufrane, Art stevens, Sid Friedman and Wally Lawton. Kneeling, left to right: Lloyd Mc Finis Snowden and Pete Collodi, coach. Not present for the picture were Linden Topperwein, Bill Solon and Bob Hunt. 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March 11, 1944 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 11 --Redbirds--DINE AND DANCE TONIGHT AT LYNN HAVEN; AIRCRAFT REC DEPT. HAILED THIS WEEK We're all set for our big swanky squadron party whi c h is to be held tonight at the Lynn Haven country club. There will be a blffet dinner and dancing. The credit g>es to S /Sgt' s. Fargo, Hamblin, and Sgt. Maz:iol a who are doing their utmost to make this affair a big success. We had lp1 te a blsy week as far as our basketball team is concerned; standings and outcomes of our glllles can be seen on an other page of the Target. We sure are busy in our squadron now that we are on a 7 day schedule and it sure looked f\mny to see all of our important men around last &.mday. Our Pfc' s. sure thought they got a break when the guard duty was discontinued and now they find that they are going through a basic training schedule. 'lliey sure treat you rpugh, don't they? We are trying to give the .different organizations in our s

. . .... -..... '.... .. -... 9., '\ ... 4 .. . .. .-.-.-.-.-.-.-... '.re .. .......... 1 . -.-........... . ..... c-, ::; ......... \., .... ..... ,. . .... . . ... t ( "' ...... .e. '... 4 ... ,.. ... ee- 5 ... .. . .... t . ,. ..... e - ....... f .. ... .. . . . .. . -I). . . . . . ......... e . .. -.. ..... ........ -_' ... 1 . . ......... .. .... ...... . ..... A GIANT AT ITS HEIGHT The AAF Training Command has reached its height Born as a way baby that had to start scrapping at once, it is now a giant. No longer is it necessary to spread thin layers of planes and men over all fronts at once. The millions of fighters produced by the Training Command now can strike in fBrce on any given front at any given time. It has trained the world's greatest Air Force now numbering more than 2,300,000 officers and enlisted men. From January I, 1939 to November 30, 191+3, it has trained 100,799 pilots, 20,086 bombardiers, 18,805 navigators, 107,218 aerial flexible gunners, and 555,891 ground and air combat crew But the Training Command is much more than figures. It is far better known to the people for the sons and daughters they have given it, for the bright training ships which hang in practically every piece of u:s. sky; for the turning of the tide in the battle for air is more than an institution. It is hundredsof new compact cities called airdromes, each with its barracks of wood or stone, its operations buildings, its steel hangars with roofs, checkered black and yeilow. It is hundreds of square miles of runways of asphalt and cor crete, cutting through Floi-ida and California sand, tamping Alabama and Georgia red clay, smoothing Texas dust, licking back Ohio snow. It ismore than a structure. It is a mode of life and a civili-zation in itself. It is landing by the same procedure at every airdrome, being met by the same alert type of airdrome officer at posts in Arizona or Illinois, driving off in the same brown staff cars or puddle-jumping baggage trucks. It is turning one's airplane over to. the same excellent crew chiefs and knowing that i f will be serviced and repaired and ready when desired. It is dining at the same kind / of mess or the same kind of club. It is the continuous surprise of discovering what lies within Air Force buildings which look small and often drab from the outside--of finding ultra-modern office eouipment and green I inoleum and Venetian blinds in. a pine headouar-ters; rich color murals, bamboo lamps and divahs and mohagony bars in a pine clubhouse. The AAF Training Command is airplanes .... little kitelike primary planes cavorting in summer skies at the beginning of the training period; somber and sharkfaced bombers, knife-nosed fighters controlled by e _xrerts, cleaving through gray weather--or any weather-at the .last. It is airplanes hanging gregariously like wi:llow flies around home bases with instructors aboard to correct any 1 ittle _fault, and it is airplanes probing through the nioht "on instruments," alone. It is the sweat and the fear and the bother and the 1 i ttl e worries of the transition stages in between, the student's apprehension of his second or basic ship, his conquest of it; his apprehension of his still faster advanced ship, his conquest of it. I 4 ,. ,.. 4 f .. . . . ... .... .. . -\ 4 e I e e I ..... '. 0 ... _Cit . C!l ._. . : -..... - .. .... . . .. ... .., (10 -.................. ..... .. . J J. c ... ( .. ....... . .... . . .. . . -' ._.I .. ..... .... -. ;. .,1 ....... .. ... . c ....... .... ( ... .., c . . dt I ........... .. ........... ( J .............. c -. . . t 4 .. It is long I ines of .airplanes moored down in sh ining rows in the sunlight, and it is. the same rows looking gray and wet and miserable under canvas covers in the rain. It is airplanes, great and small and heavy and I ight, jostling and hobbling as flying things do on thel ground, and it is airplanes, free of their moorings, like the_ heartsi of their fliers, s winging and soaring and looping in the sky. ....... . ... : 0 ) ........ ...... -. ... .. . .. . . ... . . . . .. . . ... : . ,.. .......... . . - .. . . .... . .. : .. .. ....... : _::::: .. : ... .. . ... .. e I,. . . .. . --... . ' :. ' : . ... j The Training Command is men --some old timers with experience and wisdom and conservatism, but mostly young-timers with intuition and and aggressiveness It is men_ who can handle new jobs, any jobs that-are thrown to them. It is commanding officers responsible for everything, for aridromes and networks of airdromes, for maintenance of aircraft, for training tremendous quotas of men--for the absence of cigarette butts on the grounds at inspection. It i s higher headquarters at half a centrally located places headquarters with busy, bothered generals and thinking, busy, staffL It is typewriters and and office clerks and directives flowing out to settle the fate of thousands of men dai 1 y It is central headquarters at Ft. Worth, tieing up and coordinating its mass of flesh and steel. It is unending th-ousands of cadets1 officers! enlistedmen --pouring in green and inexperienced, pouring out disciplinedand skilled ir the art of killing. It is the same men coming back to tell their stories of death and adventure, to pass out the combat tips which strengthen the stream of air power at its source. 1 t is the quality of a youth able to grasp things ou i ckl y, even the fact that they must learn to kill or be killed. It is a process of sudden and vital change. It is man-made evolu-tion. It is the future of America in the air. .. .. . .. -.... ..... - . t J ( ...... .. ( .. ... ........ . . . .. ... 41 .. ..... .. .... ..... . ..... c .. t Cll -.... . ..... ........... .. ... : I .. "' .. ... .I. . ;I .. 1. I .. .. . ... . .. .... .' .... .. . -..... .. :. . . .: .. . .. ... l ..... ... 1! . . . \ ; . ....... . -9: ............. .. . 0 ,. ... .... ... . -.. .. I e ..... ................ ,..,_, \ .. ... . ......

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