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. TI"rr..::=.: : QUESTION: "WHAT THEATER OF WAR DO .YOU HOPE TO BE SENT TO AND WHAT TYPE OF PLANE WULD YOU LIKE TO OPERATE IN?" Int.,rvi.,ws and Photos By PUILI AM and DELBYCX Put. Robert Austin, NashviLle, Tennessee: 8I' d like to be a g!.Ulner aboard a and partici pate in a rBid over Berlin, if there' s mything left of it by the ti.rne I get over there. I have a m.nnber of friends in the EUropean the ater that I !Dpe to run into sxne day. Pvt. Herbert Ayer, Dover, Hew Hampshire: 8 The EUropean theater of war is my dish. Some of my closest pals were killed in ao tion there and rd like to help set tle the score for than. A B-24 is the ship for mel Pjc. Kenneth R. Evensen, Hinne G(Jolis, }(inn.: "If I had my choice, I'd pick the South Pacific area to do my fighting in. My older brother is an aeri al engin and I sure would with him. I lem towards a B-24, but any ship my brother's on is good enough for me. Pvt. Raymond fiori, Occidental, California: "Put me in a P-70, that' s the fighter version of the A-20, and I'll be / brother George is a corporal in the Marines and was in the actions at Guadalcanal and Tarawa s:> you em guess where I want to be sent to. Cpl. John R. [Jndef'li.OOd Beckley, lr'es t Virginia: "To my way of thinking, J"'111 is our nmber one En emy and I 1 rt like to have a hand in helping to set the rising sun. I have a couple of friends over there now and I 1 d 1 ike to join them from the top turret of a Flying FOrtress." Pvt. Richard J forbes, Akron, Ohio: "I worked on B-24's in A.M. school and 1 t1 s tops as far as I'm con cemed. The South Paciflc is my bet for a sta-----...... tion as I regard the J to be a greater menace to this country, and I have a yen to see some of tlxlse gr. ass skirt gals. FOOM THIS OOLUMN A YEAR AOO the popular young C. O. of the 'IDDAY: Mr. Howell may take fanner 448th was reported missing P. T., but it doesn' t show where in action in the A.f'rican theater, we can see. If his figure re-which cast a gloom over the mains we'll soon affix the ti tie stpadron that idolized him. How of 1 Mr. Six by Six! 1 A 1 ady ever, several months 1 ater 1 t was walkerl into the PX office the revealed that Lt. Hill was safe other day II'XI. asked Sgt. O' Shields and still flying. Now, after 40 if he could cash a check for her. suc.cessful missions during which The sergeant, in an attempt to he was never wounded, the have the 1 ady identify herself, pilot has been assigned to a reasked, 'fues lrusbazrl work on placement training center in the field?' (Well, 01 Shields, it Louisiana. 1m' t everybody that gets to ask From the High Point, N.c., Mrs. Str8nathan that question. .. daily we learn that Sf Sgt. Wilson Wiley, previously reported miss-Jimmy Godwin, rorljler supply ing in action in the Italian thesergeant at Tyndall and one o r ater since January 16, 1944, is a tha early arrivals on the rie l d prisoner or-war, according to a returned ror a Visit two weeks recent lette r received by his ago, He lert here more than a wire. Wiley, rormer m ember or year ago ror parts unknown at the the 69th, went overseas in Novem time. When he walked into our ber, 1943, arter completil}g gun orrice h e had added a rocker to nery training here. his buck stripes and was bedecked ONE FOR THE MONEY: "Honey with ribbons signl!ying possesChile, 'liOn' t you all marry me?" sian or the PUrple Heart, Sllver "Oh, this is so Southern! Star and Distinguished Service Marching to and from here and Cross medals. He volunteered ror there on Tyndall has ceased to be duty as a tail gunne. r over in a novelty, but the Wacs may be Arrica during the early days or over-doing it. The group which the 'invasion -but read the canmarches to the line halts at the plete story or the T/F hero on water tower gate and the girls another page !n this issue. peel off in single colmms to the this one, but we extend the best of the best to two of Tyndall's nicer people, the former Evelyn Russ and &/Sgt. All en F\..il ton, 1\ho are oow S / Se;t. and Mrs. Fulton. The rirst week or basic training is over, but the bivouac lingers on. All concerned agree that the Florida dew which descended during the night gave the arra!r a touch or authenticity, particularly the guards who pulled the "12-2" shl!t and were caught with their raincoats down ... But the biggest laughs came rrom digging latrines and inability to rind your own tent because of the excellent camouflage Jobs by some or the more eager beavers. The post basketball team have sent their suits to the clemers, but there's still plenty of good basketball going on at the gym these evenings with the intersquadron league reaching the point where a victory or defeat the difference between f1 rst and fourth place. .. Recent upsets included the "Conmandoes" win over the 25th, Wppling them from the tmdefeated ranks several days after the Financiers did the to the 69th courbnen. TWO FOR THE SHOW: She was only a shoemaker' s daughter, but she gave the boys her awl. Another welcome intrusion was left as tho they are giving a the visit by Major Clayton C. COOillland performancewhich they Hill to recently. Major are -for the Gis who happm to Hill left Tyndall as a first be passing by ... We're way late on 1 ieutenan t in October, 1.942, for 1--.:..._ _::._..:.._ _________ ..J... ______________ combat ru ty. Shortly afterwards POST Saturday, 'STEP LIVELY,' USO Cemp Show. Sun., Mon., 'THE PURPLE HEART,' Dana Andr.,ws, Richard Conte. Tu.,sday, 'TROCADERO,' Rosemary Lane, Johnny Downs. Wed. I Thurs.' 'LADY IN mE DARK, Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland. Friday, 'ACTICJV IN ARABIA,' G..arge Sand.,rs, Virginia Bruce. RITZ SWJ., Mon., 'LCST ANGEL, James Craig, Margaret O'Bri.,n. Tues. t'hru Fr.i., 'THOUSANDS CHES?,' Kathryn Gray son, Gene Kd 1 y. Saturday, 'HANDS AQWSS mE BJR DER,' Roy Rogers. PANAHA Sun., Mon., 'AROUND THE WORLD,' Kay Kyser, Joan Davis. Tuesday, 'SEVEN SWEETHEARTS,' Van Heflin, Kathryn Grayson. W..d., Thurs., 'WAR AGAINST MRS. HAU..EY, Fay Bainter. Fri., Sat., 'SIX GUN GOSPEL,' Johnny Mack Brown. BAY Sunday, 'BEAUTIFUL BUT BROKE,' Joan Davis, Jane Frazee. Mon. Tu"s. 'ROOKIES IN WRMA All "n Carney. Wed., Thurs., 'WILD BILL HICXOK,' Joan Bennett, Bruce Cabot. Fri., Sat., 'mE RACKET MAN, Tom N"al. 'LONE PRAIRIE,' Russ"ll Hayden. .a ,__ J) r ..... =;;;;-l?F' CLIMBING THE STAIRWAY TO STARDOM According to the information received with the above print, the 1 ass on the ladder i s M.G.M. 's singing starlet, KATHRYN GRAYSON. "Her 1 atest film, 'Thou sa nds Cheer, t echnicolor all-star musical, gives her best opportunity to date. (That's exactly we want, an opportunity to date.)


March 18 1944 COL. TAKES OVER COMMAND OF FIELD; COL. STRANATHAN TO MAXWELL A flier with more than 6,000 hours in pursuit and bombardnent ships to his credit is now the commanding officer of Tyndall Fleld. He is Col. John W. Persons, former Q) at the Marianna Anny Air Base, who has replaced Col. Leland S. Stranathan. Colonel Stranathan, who has been at the helm at Tyndall for more than a year except for brief periods of overseas duty during which he studied gunnery training and combat practices in Great Britain, has been transferred to Maxwell Fleld and assigned to the position of assistant chief of staff, training, o:f the Eastern Flying Training Colllllland. Col. Charles Anderson, who served as commanding officer at Tyndall during the recent abscmce of Colonel Stranathan overseas, has been transferred to a new assignment. Persons was born in Montgomery, Ala., in 1899, and served in World War I with the Canadian Flying CoJllS. He won his wings in Canada in 1917 and was an instructor o:f Ehglish pilots for 28 months. Conrnissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Corps Reserve in :1927, Colonel Persons mtered the Re@l ar Anny in 1928, being as signed as eng1neering o:fficer at Maxwell FlelO enlisted men wrl o.ff.l.cers returned f'n:lll bi muac today, marking the completion of the second week of Tyndall's basic training re.fresher oourse. The mtensive program which includes all phases o.f basic THE TYNDALL TARGET Battle-Scarred Veteran Of The Skies To Fly Gunnery Missions At ryndall training, is one week in dur-From the flak-riddled skies of the Southwest Pacific the Flying ation md it is estimated that Fortress "Oklahoma arrived here last week for the comparative the school will be in ope.ration quiet' of flying aerial gunnery missions. .for three months in order to give The "Oklahoma, pictured above, is truly h011e from the wars. She every man on the field an oppo-.completed 203 missions ag.ainst the enemy and has eight ships and tunity to taJ(e the course. six Zeros to her credit. Also painted on her side along with Included in the program are miniature bombs, ships and planes are five purple hearts, signifying 1 ectures and films on defense that five members of her crew were wounded in combat. But she nev e r against air attack, individual lost a man in all her missions. safety and security and living "Retired now, the "Oklahoma will be used to carry aerial gunnery under field conditions. The students on firing missions. The "old girl really deserves the school is under the supervision rest and quiet. She bears the scars of numerous battles fought of the Plans and Training Dehigh over the islands and atolls of the South Pacific. Dozen s o f parbnent. John H. Adams, 1 ittle round disks riveted to her mark where machine gun bullets school director, has securerl the and flak struck. cooperation of many of the field's 1-;:=================================:::;1 officers and enlisted men in molding the course into an ef ficimt organization. Inooor classes and several outdoor drill sessions fill the schedule from Monday through 1 Thursday. On Friday the class marches to the bivouac area md renains overnight, setting up a typical field unit mder combat conditions. SUNDAY CONCERT CWO Joshua Missal announced Tlrursday that the :featured selec tions on the "Listen and Relax" recorded concert this Sunday at the Post Theater at 12 45 will be the and Juliet" overture by Tchaikowsky, and the "Tannhauser" OVerture by Wagner. Mr. Missal also stated that any requests will be gladly incl urled on future progrl'llls. Our Front Cover Marking another milestone in the technical production of the Target, this week we proudly hail Special Service staff artist, P fc. Jimmy Stevenson and the members of the Post Reproduction De partment who were responsible for the first color half-tone to appear in the Target. The drawing is an original one by Pfc. Stevenson, portraying a scene on one of our many South Pacific air bases, featuring the gunner--the man whom it is our job to train, and who has, not without good reason, been oft referred to as "The Ruler of the Sky. In the Reproduction Department, credit for our new cover is evenly distributed to Cpl. Bob Shriver, art; Sgt. John Marsick and pfc. Harold Care, c1111eranen; Cpl. Louis Shaw, pressman; and S/Sgt. Francis P. Churchill, N.C.O.I.C. Their final product is a result of teffilwork, with each man contributing his special talent to the task. Experiments in color have been going on for more than a year, and their triumph was achieved despite the 1 ack of adequate equipment. We believe their initiative and many free hours spent on the project have been well rewarded and reflects high credit to them selves, their department and to the Page 3 NON-COM CLUB TO OPEN TEMPORARY QUARTERS ON BEACHFRONT In view of the fact that the t reas11ry is still far srort of containing the sum necessary to begin construction of a non-com mi ssioned officers' clubhouse, the NCO board of governors de cide d at their last meeting to set up a temporary clubhouse in the building tbnnerl y occupierl by the Instructors' Club, on the fulf. It is hoped that the tenporary quarters will be ready for use in two or three weeks, pending installation of refrigeration equtp mm t :for beer and the t of other details connected with the operation of the club. According to ttX! board of govermrs, one o:f the chief reasons fbr opening up the tenporary quarters is to raise roough funds to p enni t the beginning of construction work on Ule proposed clubhouse. At present there is $3,000 in the NCO treasury, and it is es timated that another $3,000 will be necessary before work ctn begin on the new wilding. An es timate of total ftmds needed fbr the completion of the clubhouse is approximately $13,000. Also under consideration, is the pro posal to change the originally pl armed site of the building to a location on the Gulf beach front. Newly arrived non-coms on the :field may purchase membership cards from their respective first sergeants. No one will be alloTo ed in the clubhouse without a manbership card. WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK SUNDAY 12:30 P.M.--Record Concert, Post Theater. MONDAY 12:30 P.M.--A&R Repreaentetive Meeting, Athletic Office, 7 P.M.--Movies,Stetion Hospital. 8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq. TUESDAY 7 P.M.--Special Entertainment at Station Hospital. 8 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO. WDLP. WEDNESDAY 12 :30 P.M.--Special Service NonCam Meeting, Post Library 7 P.M.--Proteatent Choir Rehear sal, Post Chapel. 7 P.M.--Variety Show, Rec. Sq. 8 P M .--G.l. Dance, Rae Rall, Psrtv Only. THURSDAY 7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital. 8 P.M,--01 Dance, Rec Hall, Stu dents Only. 8 P.M.--Dance, Colored Rec Hell. 8 :30 P.M .--Movies, Receiving Sq. FR !DAY 7:30 P.M.-S10A Club (EM's Wivu) Special Service Office. 7:30 P.M.--Boxing, Receiving Sq. 8 P.M.--Movies, ColoredRecHell. SATURDAY 7 P.M .--Movies, Hospital. 8:30 P.M .--Movies, Receiving Sq, T/F RADIO PROGRAMS (Over Station WDLP) SUNDAY 4:45 P.M.--30th Aviation Glee Club. MONDAY 9 :45A.M. --Air Wacs on the Air. TUESDAY 8 : 00 P .M.--USO Dance Brn10dcast (Band). WEDNESDAY 8:35 Field Radio Playhouse. THURSDAY 3 : 30 P.M.--Band Concert. 8 :30 F.M.--Rec Hall Tonight. FRIDAY 3:15P.M. --Army Sports Headlines. 8:15 P.M.--Air Wacs on the Air. SATURDAY 6 : 0 0 p M ... Tw i 1 i II h t Mood s


Page4 TYNDALL, TARGET _-------------. I c--.(*/;. r Target I PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE SPECIAL OFFICE FOR OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD, PAUMA 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 T;rndall Tarset receiYes aterial euppl.ied by Cap Newspaper SerVice, War Dept., B. 42nd St., New York Cit;r. Credited aterial a:r not be r 'epublished without prior perission t'ro CNS. THE BEST 'PIN-UP' OF ALL MR. DE VALERA AND THE SNAKES Over the weekend, Great Britain virtually isolated Ireland fran the rest of the world by-su.spmding all nonnal travel between the Emerald Isle and the United Kingdom on one hand 8ld Elre md Ulster on the other. Clearly stated in the Home Office decree are the ,circtnr stances under which visas or travel penni ts will be granted. Fran this it Wluld appear that only those persons win are on business for His Majesty's Goverrmmt or win have grounds of the "Joost urgent and most compelling character" wil.l be givm the grem light. The imposition fbllowed mediately Eire's rejection of our request that it oust all German 8ld Japanese nationals l'lho, based in Eire terri tory-, have been serving as listening posts for their goverrnnents, thereby endangerinp; American lives and the secret character of the preparations for the invasion of the cont?-nmt. In refusing to eliminate this resident menace, Prime Minister Elll!On De Valera has shown himself as willing to brook the ire and the inevitable economic sanctions which must follow. For one small moment he has allowed himself to fbrget that Eire is completely dependm t upon the Allied Natioos fOr those necessaries w1 trout which the Irish people could not hope to live 1n bare romfurt. On St. Patrick's Dey doubt less the people of Eire were rananbering their patron saint while doing a bit of sober thinking about their Mr. De Val era who, for mysterious reasons of his o'Ml, is so loth to part with his government's oollection pf hlssing serpents. THE PEOPLE ARE ON STRIKEI Long quiescent, the little Vesuvius.., within the free Italian breast is now in full daunted they went ahead. The Nazis have never regarded their Roman vassals with eruption, as witness the great especial tenderness and now strike of the Italian workers in northern Italy. In daring to revolt against their masters, the estimated three to six million strikers that their economic and in ch.lstrial organization in Italy is threatmed by the 1 contenp tibles,' the revolt can be de-have at once arrayed thempmded on .to produce the selves with the militant foroest reprisals. es of everywhere. They had no reason to suppose their Nazi overlords would consent to their danands fur improving their lot--but wrEven now, the innocents may be bleeding, but when the day of the beast has mded, there will be compensation for the dead and the v.ounded alike. "He that followeth me shdll not walk ddrkne55" We have all seen a motley array of "pin-up" pictures, the most of which strangely enough seem to be devilishly designed to ''pull-down" the onlooker by arousing in him his lowest lust ful passions. The "pin-up" idea is a good one, Pictures on otherwise barren walls not only can brighten and cheer, but are able also to comfort and i!l.-. spire. Even more important than the pictures on our barrack walls are those which are hung up on the walls of our inner life only for the eyes of the soul to see. How sad then it is when most of the pictures so hung are ob scene. They are dangerous and definitely ha.nnful to any man and have been the first step in the downfall of many. Sinful acting has its beginning in sinful dreaming. May we then rather suggest some real "pin-ups" "pin-ups" that will have a ''pullup" as well? No soldier will make a mess of his life while he has a large picture of his mother, his sister or his sweetheart, his home or his church adorning his barracks wall. And--as the very best "pin-up" of all-a picture of Jesus there. The Holy Scriptures tell us that we _are to keep our eyes on Him and that we are to go through this life "Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher. of our faith. Such a daily looking to Him as he is adorrting our b'arracks wall "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content and the walls of our minds will inspire, purify and bless. &lch a picture will act as a cleansing breath from heaven, driving out all that is foul and :impure. Come on, Soldier. Try it Give yourself a chance. Tear down some of those pictures you'd be ashamed for your mother or sweet heart to see and enthrone in their stead in your heart and be fore your eyes the lovely picture of Jesus. "Wherefore, seeing l P.M. in order to affora. more men a greater opportunity to attend the services. Available from Commercial News Providers"


March :1,8, 1944 THB TYNDALL TARGET P e 5 Ex-Tyndall Supply Sergeant Returns For Visit After Twelve Months As Tail Gunner In African War Theater A story to match any tale or heroism and 1n1t1at1ve in aerial combat to come out or this war was unfolded recently when S{Sgt, James w. Godwin, former supply sergeant at Tyndall field, returned here tor a visit. Godwin, a member or the first group to arrive on Tyndall Field in De cember, 1941, lett here July 26, 1942, tor Harding field, La., and points east, Nothing more was heard rrom him until he dropped into the Target Office two weeks ago, a veteran or twelve months aerial warfare in the Mediterranean theater as tall gunner in a B-26, and wearing ribbons denot ing the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross awards, The Purple Heart was awarded him as a result or the back wounds he received in his last mission over Italy when his plane crashed into the sea leaving himself, the radio operator and the top turret gunner as the sole survivors. He was awarded the Silver Star ror gallantry in action when, during the closing days or the African campaign his ship was forced to leave their formation with a dead engine and the rudder control knocked aut, Godwin managed to lock the damaged rudder wl th a pin and enabled the pilot to fly the ship into friendlY territory where they balled out. Meanwhile, after locking the rudder, Godwin kept art attacking enemy planes by his tall gun at. them as the y approached --although he was completely out or ammunition. He received the Distinguished Service Cross nror the successful completion or 37 missions and the destruction or five enemY air craft, In On African Invasion Upon his arrival at Harding Field, Godwin received a month's training as a prop specialist and as an aerial engineer and then was transferred to a Carribean station tor eventual shipment to Africa. While training in the Carrlbean he participated in a patrol which sank a German U-boat. Late in october his outfit re ceived their shipping orders and became a part or the invasion forces headed tor North Africa. His party landed north or Dakar with the Cazes airfield as their objective. The field was tempor arily captured by u.s. infantry and armored forces, but the enemy counter-attacked and it took every branch or -the service in the landing party, including Medics, Air force and Signal Corps men, to win it back. As Godwin, related,. "We were waiting on the LSTs when the call came .to every man who could carry a gun, We won the airfield back in a few hours. I lett the ship with a carbine but soon ran out or ammunition and picked up the first tommY gun I came across. We were fighting against French and Italian troops commanded by German o!!icers,n Becomes Tai 1 Gunner Three weeks later, with the Allied troops firmly entrenched on African soil, Godwin and his Broup were moved up to oran. "Here we serviced planes as mechanics tor about a man th and then were sent to Algiers where we did the sam e thing tor three w ee ks and the n move d on to Terlegma Field at Constantine in Tunisia," Godwin continued, "and I was Ju s t another grease monkey unc11 late in April when a call was issued tor volunteer gunners tor Maraud ers," "I was hoping tor a chance like this to come along and I grabbed it," S'l.id Jimroy, "and that's how I became a tail gunner. My first mission was over the dock installations or Tunis harbor. There was little opposition !rom the air and the flak was very light. en the trip back we straf ed and bombed armored columns and supply routes. Get's First Enemy Plane "It was on May 6, 1943, the day be!ore the campaign closed, that I got mY first enemy plane. We had Just come orr the target at Oabes when we were attacked by a formation at 35 ME-109s. I got one or them, but the price was pretty expensive. In mY excitement, I lost my head and arter two long bursts, burned the bar rel aut or mY gun. Meanwhile, our ship was badly damaged and we were forced to leave our form ation. The pilot managed to bring the ship over friendly territory and we bailed out over sand dunes. We all landed safely except the bombardier, who was hit by anti-aircraft tire rrom one or the ships we had bombed in Gabes harbor." (It was during this mission that Godwin secured the damaged rudder as previously mentioned, and tor which he was awarded the Silver Star.) B a i 1 s 0 u t Ag a i n "After Tunis fell, we participated in the bombing raids on Pantelerla and and then started on Sicily. Shortly after the invasion or the island, we were on a mission over Palermo when flak shot orr eight reet or our wing and we 'bellied' into the water, We were in the sea, supported by our Mae Wests and a rubber raft, tor about 7 hours until we wer e picked up by one or our PT boats. They sent us back to a Brl tlsh hospital in Bizerte to recuperate. "A month later we were reassigned to our old outfit, which was now stationed in Sicily, and went into action !rom the air against Italy. We had been out several times when one day, while bombing Laspezl o, a submar lne base in northern Italy, we ran into heavy flak and tighter opposition. I got three fighters before we crashed, two Machi 2028 and an ME -I thought the ME was .aut or range, and I told the top gunner so, as I pressed the trig ger, but she went down 1n !lames almost immediately, Only Three Survive "Only three or us were able to Jump tram the plane and as I landed in the water I thought my back was broken in two. However, I was able to reach a ll!e ra!t and the three or us drl !ted around tor ten hours when again one or our PT boats came to the rescue. We were taken to a British LST and then transferred to an evacuation hospital in Sicily, from there I was sent to Africa and back to the u.s. to the Woodrow Wilson General Has pi tal in Vir-"LONG TIME NO SEE!" Top-kick Al Barbier of the Mess Squadron was one of the first to greet S/Sgt. James Godwin when the latter dropped in for a visit here. Godwin, since leaving Tyndall Field in July, 19 has seen twelve months of act ion as a tall gunner in a B-26 in the Mediterranean war theater. Among the decorations he wears are the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Dis-tinguished Flying Cross. (See story on left.) ginia," conclude d Godwin. his infant daughter. The sergeant is due to report to a convalescing hospital in Miami when his present fu rloug h is up. His visit to Tyndall was not incidental, tor while he has many acquaintances here on the field, his wire, the former Merle Kent, res ides in neighboring St. Andrews. They were married in September, 1942, and this is th e first chance JimmY has had to see Although not a graduate or a gunnery school, Jimmy advises student gunners to get all the training they can and above an, to remain calm when the going gets tough. "It's the heads-up gunn e r who usuallY comes back to t ell the story," said Godwin, as we finallY let go or his sleeve and let him slip away to look up some more familiar races. Here Are. The Figures: U. S. servicemen given personal aid -3, 800.000 by camp and ho1pltal worlren -2.500.000 by chapter Home Service 5. 000 000 pints of blood collected 350 overseas clubs for servicemen and women 50.000 nurses recruited for !he Army and Navy lA ol February 29. ISH) 65,000 volunteer nurse's aides trained for service 119.000 persons aided in disasters (Fiocal yoa-July I. 1942-Juno 30 1943) 15.000 survivors of marine disasters aided 925 000.000 surgical dressings produced 12;000.000 garments made 1.500.000 firs! aid certificates awarded 300 000 home nursing certificates issued + 5.300.000 prisoner of war packages packed (January 1. 1943-November 6 1943) $77.000 000 foreign war relief distributed (Auqust 1939-September 30. 19.C3) THE AMERICAN RED CROSS Many of the soldiers and civil I an employes of Tyndall Field made contributions to the United Charities Drive staged here several months ago, a portion of which was turned over to the Red Cross. However, the need of the "Great Motherw Is vi tal than ever and contrl but ions, both from those who haven't contributed and from those who have, is necessary it they are to carry on theIr world-wide mission of mercy. Membership cards will be issued to all contrib-utors of $1 or more. 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. p 6 Wishing doesn't always make so. rut Slllletimes it helps. When Marine Pfc. Vi to p, Pedota, who was Wounded in the Eougainvill e area, surmised he would furlou in Australia rather than hane, he didn't feel too happy. He wrote hJ.s heart out tD his older sister, Marga ret, and said he knew he wouldn't. get home. A woman's in tuition comes in hmdy occasion ally and Margaret had a "certain8 feeling. sat oown md a cheery note tD Vi to, insisting he would be home before he knew it. nAs a matter of fact, she added, we' re having a phone installed so that yow. can call us the minute you hit the U.S. A. And, never mind the bill!" Vi to didn' t mind the bill at all, for the moment he arrived in Califbr nia he put in a call for his Queens, N.Y. home. He spoke to everyone, including Anthony, the baby, and when Margaret asked how he felt, the only intelligible word that could be distinguished above the excited voices of the fmnil y was, "Yippee! When Captain Jamison, a Medical Officer, bumped into his old rriend, Major Willik, arter a long separation, the captain asked, Still taking those deep breathing exercises I prescribed? Well, replied the }!ajor, "I've discontinued t h e m ror a while. I'm now quartered directly back or the inc lnera tor. WHAT'S NE.W: Everybody's talking about the quadruplets born to the 23 year old English girl yet a royal &lgli!Kl. cOOJnission has been assigned to seek a solution to Britain's declining birth rate Moviedom' s ooveted Oscar awards for the year's best acting fqnnances went to Jermifer Jones for her role in The Song o Bernadette" and Pllll I.ukas fbr his interpretation of an anti-fascist in "Watch ()1 the Rhine. Pre. Manuel Garcia or the 84th (Railspl1tter) Division on a 30 mile jaunt with his outrtt; walked 5 miles to a dance at a servic e club; danced 3 hours; and then walked back 5 m1les--w1th nary a blister to show ror it all ... The rellows at the Jackson Air Base, Miss., are trying to make Pre Carroll J, Landls teel at -home "Th e y rind lt a little dir r !cul t h o wever, since the last Landis who visited them was n o n e Othe r than the glamorous r11m siren, Carol e L an d i s Frmk Sinatra has been by his Beverly Hills Hotel to cw tion his fans not to fiunt in the.lobby ... The War Dept. has Bn'lounced a broad exp111sion of its specialized training reserve pN:r g r1111 fb r 17 year old boys. Jack Sharkey, fonner World's Heavy weight Champ, has just retumeci from the r.tecii terrmean Theater of Operation ,JoiTiny Vander Meer, sout'1Jaw pitcher fbr the Cincinati Rerls, has just joined u.S. N sv al forces. THE TYNDALL TARGET I m';/ Ptwto II Pictured to the left is a 1 i eutenant. Conmand grade. Gen erally, he wears the regul"ation clothi_ ng and goes about his duties as assistant personnel officer, income tax officer or WAC recruiting officer {pending the time of day and season of the year) in a quiet, bet rou sered manner. In the pure indisguised form, h e i s Lt Jo h n D a v i s, who i n addition to his above ncrned posit ions, was also at .one time a gunnery instructor. Actually, Lt. Davis is not trying to be facetious. In the picture he is wearing the regular uniform of the fighting Evzons-those Greeks who are hand-,p i eked for a master army. The Evzons must be at .least" 6'4" tall, weigh over 240 and run ten miles without a drink of water (or go over the obstacle .course 100 times, backwards, with your 1 eft arm tied to your right ankle). Evzons are selected when they are 14 years old and receive intensive training for their highly di scipl i neq army career. The uniform being worn by Lt. Davis {of course it's not his, where would he get 240 pounds in a hurry?) was the gift of an uncle in. Greece who sent the uniform to the lieutenant shortly before the war broke out. The uncle was an Evzon, .but th e fighting regalia became too small for him. 1 t had seen combat in the battles with the Turks. The snapshot of Lt. Davis was taken by his sister back in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1939, shortly before he left for washington where he was employed by the government as an income tax agent. He re ceived his .commission in December, 191!2, following his o.c.s. -matriculation at Micrni. The uniform is now tucked away in moth balls awaiting a sunny afternoon in 1948, when Kodak film will again be plentiful and un rationed victuals may permit a gain in advoirdupois which will flatter the shape it's in. ONE MAN'S OPINION What's To the Editor: I've been on this field a little nnre than a year, and like rost of the Gis here I've dme my share of griping. However, I think it only fair that the good features of the field be recog nized as well as the bad. I oon' t know l'hether l)ndall is the rule rather than the excep tion, but many of the officers here who are in oommand of vari ous organizations believe that the best way to get a point over is by making a statenmt and then backing it up with a threat. Imagine then our pleasant sur Prise as t'IIQ hundred of us Gis attended the first basic training class 1 ast Monday to be greeted by Capt. Ad!llls 111d told that the course was being given for our benefit and it was up to us. to get out of it what we could. Yours? departments-'is something to be wondered at. Of COt!.rse there were bUgs in the program, rut for the first week, it was to be expected. So, here's a snappy salute to Lt. Freeman, his and to the other o fffcers md enlisted men 'litho lire milirl!; the basic training course an interesting session in stead of the dry and boring affair it could have easily beeri. As I P. f. c. IT-NOW AND FOREVER Having successrullY withstood two Nazi attempts to dislodge them !I'om their Anzio_ beachhead, the Allies this week st11l. stood with their backs to the sea in or a rresh assault by the recently reinforced Con!ident o their ab1li ty to hold the beachhead against-all odds, the rorces or General Mark Clark were re waiting ror the attack, 'To the south, where the battle ror Cassino is entering its third month, General Mud limited the ground fighting to artillery exchanges and occasi on .al patrol clashes. True the Italian track is slow, but the Allies are in the number one and good mudders to boot, in the race ror Rome. Now that Britain has clamped down on the 'traveling man,' the Nip and Nazi li:stening posts in Ireland should raise nothing more than the mournful wail of the banshees coming over the pest bogs in the Eire hours of the mornin'. The restrictions on travel were imposed only after fair warning had been given to De s Government to oust all Japanese and German nationals in Eire. Weary of watching the enemy play 'I Spy, from the sidelines, the Allies suddenly to change _the game to 'Tag, You're-It! And the Irish certainly are. Army and Navy heavies !lew over Wake Island last Saturday in the, alarm clock hours or the morning, and tons or "Made in the USA' bombs in. a rousing attack on installations there. more nights to their credit than an ace somnam bulist, the yen on Wake Island is .something that money can't buy-!or It has become a matter or our national honor to see to it that the Will o! the gallant Marine de fenders or Wake Island is carried out to the" letter and that every Jap legatee comes 1n ror his share ot the inheritance--a long sleep; Diminishing Nazis fortunes sank to a new low on Monday with the cap-ture of Kherson by the storm ing.Soviets. The big Black Sea city fell to the Russians along with 22,500 Gemrans and consider sb_ l e booty. Thus the Nazicontrolled east bank of the Dnieper /foes in to the Red as the last German pocket is emptied of its accumulated reserves. From this it becomes apparent that Russian soil holds no safe deposit for a Nazi. Also, Capt. Adams set a pre cedent l'lhen he complimented the men on the field for the manner in Tthich they salute, saying that we were the smartest saluting group he had seen of.the six fielcis to M"lich he had been merly assigned. On the last day of classes, the Cap ta.in further jarred us with a remark to the effect that it was a pleasure working with us, and he hoped we bmefi terl from the oourse. Also, I'm up at bat, I'd like to touch a couple rore bases. It seems that the PX and the bowling alleys now _close for short periods during the day in order to ljl.ean up md restock the counters. Tpis is a good idea, but why mt have a sign to .that effect hung on the outside in stead of having a long line of Gis standing outside wondering Tthy the -place_ is closed md being called oown by an when you try to find out why the ooors are closed. This was particularly the case at the bowling alley 1 as t Sunday, when fifty officers md enlisted men sweating out the theater line went over to t,he bowling alley for a bar of candy, cigarettes 6-r a soda pop, and had 1------------__;'---With most of the field's sonnel scheduled to go through the course, I' 11 bet that when it's all over Capt. Adams can write his own ticket with the Gis. Consi ciering the fact that the Captain is comparatively new to the field, the oooperation he re ceived from other officers and to wait outside impatiently, with no one knowing why they were b& i ng kept O\!t, espe ci ally while the alleys themselves were full of Gis and many of them were standing at the cotnter. Natur-: ally, the girl in charge felt harasl;ed, bit a mirrute' s time to explain \lhat was going on could have saved her ruch of the ablse and disatisfaction 1'1hich arose. Another matter is the selling of beer at the Rec Hall on Sun days. We all have been looking fbrward to Smdey isu.dl; dispmsing for a long time. But after observing the actions of the brew consumers at the Rec Hall last Sunday, m one cm bl sme the Rec Hall managanent fbr discontinuing SU1da.y sales. Throwing bottles of beer around the floor doesn' t the beverage or the dance noo r. Let I s keep the Sunday beer privilege, fellows, by ing our consumption below the sloppy" point. Cpl. w. H.


ern sector of the Russian front blazed in to furious action. The German forces of General von Mannstein reeled backward under the violent onslEDJgtlt of fbur separate Soviet armies. The scme of this t1 tanic battle was the blood-soaked plains of the central Ukraine. (S.ee map on the back of this page.) Here, for nearly 000 miles, the battle-line nms in a southeasterly direction fron Tamopol in Pol :nd to the mouth of the Dnpr. Here the Gennans are fighting ately to keep a foothold on Soviet soil -for behind them lies 1\Jmania, md the explosive Balkans. The Russian forces in this sector are the F1 rst, Second, 'lhird and Fourth Ukrainian Armies. 'lhe First Ukrainian Army mlds the western end of the battle-line, on the border be tween Russi a and Pol and. 'lhe others are arrayedin their numerical order, with the .Fourth on the eastern flank, at the mouth of the Dnepr. Last week all four of these tremmoous armies crashed ward in a coordinated effbrt to drive the Germans out of southern Ibssia.. The First Ukrainian Anny, under Marshal Gregory Zhukov, snashed to within 00 miles of the northern border of Rl.lnania, cutting the vi tal L)l()w-Odessa railway, main supply line for the German armies in the Ukraine. 'lhe Second Ukrainian Anny of General Ivan Konev, attacking in the area south of Kiev, captured the vi tal city of Uman and pushed on southward to the Bug R1 ver. At week's md, Konev 1 s forces were re-: ported to l!_ave crossed the Blg on a 62-mil e front --thus snashing the Nazis 1 last al defense line in southern Russia. Farther to the east, in the area south of Kri voi Rog, the 'lhird Ukrainian Annyof Gmeral Rodion Malinovsky scored even more sensational gains. In a series of lightning attacks, these forces swept the entire western bank of the Dnepr cl of Gennan troops and THE TYNDALL TARGE T Sea port of Kherson. At the week's end they were dr1 ving on Nikol aev, an important port at the mouth of the Bug. Finally, the Fburth Ukrainian Army, under General Feooor Tolbukhin, has crossed the fuepr at its mouth and joined Malinovsky in his westward drive toward Nikolaev and Odessa. 'lhe have thus far made no real effort to stern the Russian tide. Their one aim seems to be to escape as intact as possible. Reports from Ankara, the ca:pi tal of 'furkey, state that the Nazis are hurrying all avail able ships fran Runanian Black Sea ports to Odessa, in prparation for possible evacuation of their battered forces the Crimea and the Ukraine. Last Wednesday Allied com manders in the Med:i terranem made a powerful bid to break the mmths-old deadlock on the It ali an front. On the so-called winter line," 60 miles south of Rome, the principal thorn in the side of our forces has been the stubbornly defended town of Cassino. _Time and again it has been attacked; almost every building in the c1 ty has seen hand-to-hand figtlting. Jbt hitherto we have been unable to wrmch 1 t En tirely fron the Gennan grasp. On Wednesday, therefore, Cassino "got 1 t." In the most violent and in tmsi ve aerial bombard:nent in the history of warfare, 1400 tons of TNT were dropped on the one square mile in ldlich this to'W!l is located. Pemaps "was located" )l()uld be a better phrase; for row there is almost nothing left of Cassino. Innnediately after the shattering bombardmmt, dozens of u.S. tanks rolled in to the ruins, and ground fighting was renewed. It is still too early to predict the effect of this great aerial blow on the tac t! cal situation in central Italy. But one thing is plain: our OOIJJianders are by no means ready to settle for a "stale-a Vatu 0Solo f\ Kandavu (Mat 81-477) The Fiji Islands, larger in area than the Hawaiians, yet smaller than the state of New Jersey, are strategically important in the Pacific war. Sitting astride the sea lanes that run from the Panama Canal to Australia the Fijis lie 5,000 miles southwest from San Francisco and 1,300 miles north of Auckland, N Z. Populated by 215,000 nat ives the F ijis produce sugar, coconuts and copra. Human flesh was once a popular dish among the islanders but those days are gone forever. Missionar i es put a s top to cannibalism many years ago. mate" in the battle for fume. In the Pacific last week, our soldiers were busy consolidating their grip on the western half of New Bri ta.:tn. Having captured the airdrome at Talasea on the northern coast, u.s. Marines made an other landing about half-way betwem Talasea md their !Dain base at ffi.ouc95ter. anese resistance to this new attack was Gmeral MacArthur's troops strmgthmed their position in the Aliniral cy by occupying t)l() anal! islets to the.:..south of .Mmus Islmd. (M81'1.ls is by far the largest island in the group -1 t is over 50 miles long, and about half as wide.) With Los Negros Island, east of Manus, also completely in ru r hands, we are now in a position to attack the eneny forces on M8lll1S 1 tsel f. A late report states that the 1st Cavalry Di v. landed on M8lllls. 'lhe Japanese fbrces still oo lbugainville Island in the Solomons have been throwing away their-lives in fi series of suicidal attacks on our lines at EiilJress Augusta Bay. 'lhe eneny on Bougainville is cut off from all reinforce mmts and sqJplies, and it b.:: that their officers have ordered then to die "gloriowrly" for the Eh!peror, rather starve to death. 'lhe great air battle over Ellrope roars on, and i f the reports of s fighter losses are accurate the Luftwaffe is taking a terrible shellacking. Wednesday night the RAF cut loose with arother one of 1 ts "saturation" raids. 'lhis time it was Stuttgar t that got saturated with 28)) tons of 'INT. 'Ihe is now its climax, and if we are successful the lllftwaffe will go 00111 for the CQunt before mmy more monchs have passed. W H E R E y o u haYe been or w h ere you mig ht h e going i s your b u siness n o e l se's. The ocea n s nre d eep. wide and r o u gh-yo u can't s\\'im b n ck y o u kno w1 "FELL :the girls except ho.w prettr they are. Thafs .thiy .should l;le interested in aeyway One mrght be :J blonde from Berlin


Page 8 .THE TYNDALL TARGET RUSSIAN FRONT:: Brest Li tovsk ROMANI A IOO Bound aties Hovgo rod e map on this page shows the approx e-1 ine as of March 15th. The four arrows represent, from left to right, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Ukrainian Armies. Note that the Lwow-Odessa railway has been cut east Kalin in e Moscow Orel Kursk (f) Kharkov


March 18 1944 --J am H andy-VODICKA ADVISED AS TO DURATION OF WAR; NEW MEN ARRIVE "Orders are orders!" "Don't blame mel" 'llnse and a few other statements were voiced by Cpl. Eric Vodicka to S/Sgt. Wass and Pfc. Aveyard regarding our com-plicated schedule. Chin up the war can't last ever. Cpl. James Chew returned from the station hospital this week .fter shaking off a case of the numps. Never to old to do any are you Jinnny? ().Ir hats off to Sgt. William Ligpt for the fine 110 rk he has done since be coming our new NCO in charge of builming out with new things. Eight new men have been added to our staff of instructors. They were formerly NCO 1 s in charge of the student squadrons. Also, we r& ceived several new trainers that makes the course so realistic that one student was heard to .re mark upon leaving the classro(Jll,. "The least I deserve is the D. F. C. or just knocking down over ten ,ercent of the Jap airforce." much about your physical condition when you reach a theater of especially in the trollies," according to Horton. "The best assurance a fellow can have of returning lxlme is to get himself in the best of condition before he is ordered to combat. He will never regret it." Horton served with a signal. corps coq> any in the Southwest Pacific area. He said that at times it was necessary for the men to 11>rk day and night in the jungles laying caumunication lines and maintain ing them. -' Under the able guidance of Lt. Ward, this departmmt is steadily climbing to the top rung of the weekly seminar ladder. If the instructor's enthusiasm grows much greater it 110uldn1 t surprise me to see the boys parading around the field wearing a placard similar to the "Eat at Joe's" type readinp; on this order, "To He The World s 01 des t Living Gunner, Practice on Jam Handy and Make Hits a Hal:li .t." -Sgt. A. S. Fellman --weapons Department-WEAPONS DEPT. SPORTS NEW SIGN BY DE BAUN The Vteapons Dept. is now ing a new sign that is really the mts. The idea was conceived and carried out by the head of our art department, Cpl. De Baun. It really was a job and we all agree l t was well osed of navigators and bombardiers, are members of S ron A and will be krown as Class 44-17. Lt. Phillip Leibow i tz, assistant commandant of will be their group can mander; Lt. F. M.. I.ugo, tactical officer, and Lt. G. V. Neil son, supply officer. D.le to overcrowrled conditions here the future bombardiers and navigators spent their first three days in tents during which time they really hit the sack, often times just getting up in time for the noon-day meal. Even the rains didn't dampen their spirits bec11.1se they dOubtlessly had something to do with the extra time the men logged in their blmks. Moving was carried out in an efficient marmer and in a short time all were in their new barracks v.hich will be their h(Jlles for the duration of their stay at Tyndall Field. H. A. Waas was em sen as aviation cadet group COITDllander, 'lhile other members of the group staff will beL. I. Beinhorn, adjutant, and W. H. Li ebeknecht, supply off! cer. The group was divided into fbur squadrons with H. A. Bugge as aviation cadet commander of Squad ron E; H. E. Kidd, commander of F; J. C. Ogle, commander of and A. R. Helder, commander of H. Many of the men in the group served in other branches of the Army before transferring to cadets and at least three of then have seen overseas duty. One man, Donald H. Derby, an Ohioan, enlisted in the Canadian anny before Pearl Harbor tnd pal' ticipated in the Dieppe raid betore transferring to the 1\nericm. Army in Ehgland. Two others, Wilriam G. Poole and John W. Mills, also were in Ehgltnd with the u.S. Army. The three men returnerl to the United States together and have bem together since starting their cadet training. All have been classified as b(Jllbardiers. --Chow .Line Chatter-Mess Men Boast Fine Boxing Team; Cagers Defeat Guard Squad Back after a t11> week 1 ay off I find !pi te a few changes in the old outt'i t, and hear that a ber of things have happened !D I'll get in the groove with' the 1 atest happenings and doings of the mess men. Although the mess men haven't been very successful with their basketball tean they can bciast of a very fine boxing Though they haven't had much training, the boys are slinging some good 1 eather, and this week two mem bers of' the te81ll, Pv ts. Rhodes and Lopez, are at Maxwell Field taking part in the CODII18nd per formance at that station. We take time out to wel oome all the new men who have recently joined the organization. We hope that their stay will be long and just as pleasant as the bout bS.:. tween Cpl. Frog" Chianci and "Pollack J aresewski the other night at the Post The weekly average fur our basketball te1111 1 as t week was an even 500, having defeated a strong 933-ld squad and then los ing to a weaker bl t t'aster 349 th team. A word of praise nust go to the rooters of the mess men woo turned out in a .drove last week. Good 11>rk men, keep it Lt. Green, always keeping up with tt)e time, has star ted some thing new that will make the weekly or:f,entation meetings more interesting, beginning last week, one member of the organization will give a short talk on SJme sub_1ect that will be of interest to the mess mm. What seemed to be a thre&ring cl reus the. other night tumed nut to be Sgts. Jack "Sinatra" Mi'nt zer and Lange demonstrating how they used to roll their lJack in their ex-cavalry days. After waiting around to see the job finished, yours truly decided to 1 eave and 0001e back 1 ater. Re ports are that the job never was finished. In closing this colunn I suggest more snder if he lmows oo.,., to say NO? 'Dle mail orderly Pfc. Montague, 111d the clerk, Pvt. FrankenMd, are both on furloughs days. Maybe this will be a better place to live in when they return. They have had enough vacation, eh what! There have been qui ie a few additions to our permanent per so_nnel too. Lt. Landers of Al& b81lla, l)as taken over the reins of the sl. Yoss of Phil adel phia, Pa. ; and "Smtry Gel' ber, of Nashville, Tenn. (the .handball king of N.Y.)


Pa.ge lU THE TYNDALL TARGET --Wactivi ties-FOOD-FOR-WORDS BARTER ARRANGED; MENAGERIE SUFFERS SETBACK Good news to all Wacs-anrl preStJllably Lt. the generous of:fer marle this week to the members (suffering) of the T / F Wac Det. pfc. Ed Del byck of'fers to make a (brief) orient ation (very .brief, bub,) lecture if he may share the Wac victuals a fterwarrls. ETD, U 1 for tuna tel y, the un ab rictgerl Webster was not ha11dy nor an interpreter, so the famous--and unpronouncable words will never go

March 18, 1944 Boat Company-HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK INCLUDE A BIRTH AND WEDDING CEREMONY It is with no litU e additional confidence that we go to press this week, after having our first coltunn' s appearance fn the "Target" 1 ast week. Incidentally, we don't know llheilier the cover of last week' s "Target, n which pictured the members of tile Boat S tion with our column or not, but 1 we would like to take this op portuni ty to express our appreciation, for it illustrates exactly what we were trying to put across in the colmm. The past proved extremely active in tile old s t. Jack Manson was a very nervous best man, and frankly a.dni ts he tranbl ed throughout the entire ceremony, which, ose of obtaining practical experience in the use of the sextant. ']be ins true tor was IJ.lite pleased wi til tile results of the budding marine navigators. One occurred early Wednesday morning ..men Cpl. Forbes became seasick before the vessel 1 eft the dock. Of course, he blll11es it on the night befure,_ but whatever the cause, we rope there will be no reoccurrence of this behavior. In rul fairness to ()!1. Fbrbes, it might be well to tion here that he CQnpl eted the training cruise the next day without mishap. We might also add that celestial observations were not the only things that were obtained, as many of-the .boys have taken on the ap-pearance of Sln 1\Qrshipers. of the Head THE TYNDALL TARGET --MediCS--SQdn. Extends Congrats T o Capt. McLaughlin; Fontenot Tries Vodka; Starn 'Send s Us May I, Captain McLaughlin, extend to you and the Mrs. in .be half of the entire Medical De tachment, our heartiest congratulations on your recent marriage. (Should we note any decline in your usual efficiency, cap tail'}--we' 11 bl arne it on the weather.) We often 'IIOndered what made the Russian Army the "hottest tellll in the league" at the nnrnent. S/Sgt.. Fontenot has found the answer. VOIKA. That "stuff" is so hotit penetrated the bladder wall and burned a hole in his mat tress. We have all heard that famous hillbilly tune on our morning melody hours, namely "I'M A PRIs:JNER OF WAR. Well, my boy Starn has turned conposer and lyrieist --Redbirds-Party Is Huge Success; Koler Wins Door Prize. Our squad ron party 1 as t week was again a huge success. The guests of honor were our C. o., Major Carnahan, who withMrs. Carnahan, seemed to enjoy the affair. Music wms furnished by the Dixie Flyers, a GI musical group2 and entertainment was -p rovirted by Pfc. and Mrs. Axe, who put on a difficult roller skating act. At the end of their perfonnance, Axe took Cavellero, Spreckel son and Bruder for a whirl and they are still going around in circles. Pfc. McConnell, who once was a big name band warbler, contributed with his talent. THINGS '1\E NOTICED DURING 1HE EVENING: lst/Sgt. Heidema and the Mrs. cutting the rug and it sure. was good to see our first soldier finally relaxed. Dick Hanselman collected a :barber shop quartette and entertained through out the evening. Sgt. Mazzola and his lovely, who reninded your reporter of a Conover model. You sure can pick than, Art! Pvt. Lord taking up jitterbugging and row he has Fred Astaire worried. Lt. Miller, our adjutant, dropping in cllring the evening with mne other than our friend, Lt. Murphy. Sgt. Koler, tile'luckiest man of them all, wirning the door prize, a war bond. Pfc. Gimpel son, who contributed greatly to the suc cess of the affair and \ffio will never be out of worlc when tile war is over. Catch on? All of the members of the squad ron appreciate the efforts of S/Sgt. FaTgf.I.J &/Sgt. Hamblin and Sgt. Mazzo! a, 1'. As:>ny and Nick exchange recipes for cooking beef stew, we imagine they go en Cllllping trips, like good food, or maybe the wives suggest" they help in tile ld tchen. MJRE ? ? AND TI:PICAL Rl.M)F\3 Is it true the men from tile lllllJTlJJli tion section are interested in knowing some vital statistics about the new gal ll{)rking in tile Property Office? We heard one GI telling amther GI about some one else l'ho nearly had a big up set one 100rning. Upon awaking he found his bed had mysteriously been placed on top of another. Did he really fall? What's cookin H8Illlllers? Spys report that Pfc. AI fred Strege recei 1 ters which are nunbered consecu ti vel y. Number 36 should arrive soon. 'The g1 ances Pvts. Merritt and Anderson throw at each other don't ex:actly contain the light of brotherly love. A squabble over dice. Recuperating from a hand inJury occurring on the obstacle course is ()!1. Sillila. He is row residing at the hospital Cpl. Skornia has just re cen U y been moved to Ap al ach. Condolence and syrrrpa thy is extended to both ()!1 s. She had a vague distrust of men Her wonder whole life And never yielded to the yen To see if she was P 0 S T L AU N DRY, P E RS 0 NNE L C 0 N T R I 8 U T E T 0 WARD VICTORY WITH WAR BOND PURCHASES According to Capt. Reed Salley, post war bond officer, the response of the post 1 aundry employes to the recent war bond drive was highly gratifying. Their bond purchase record was comparatively high and they are continuing to invest a fair portion of their earnings in the precious bonds in order to bring peac e nearer.


Page 12 THE TYNDALL TARGET ALTITUDE TRAINING QUINTET TAKES UNDISPUTED POSSESSION OF FIRST PLACE IN SQUADRON Basketball RESULTS & STANDINGS Through Thursday CAGE LOOP; ORDNANCE CLIMBS TO 2ND Rugged 69th Slips Back to Third Position After Bowing to Ordmen, 45-34; Friedman Scores 31 Points as Gunnermakers Down Commandoes INTER-SQUADRON LEAGUE STANDINGS Won Lost 25th ................... 9 1 0 rdn an c e. 8 2 69th 7 2 350th 7 3 40th 6 4 3 48th...... 6 4 Finance .. 6 4 9 32nd. 5 5 349th 5 6 Medics........ 4 6 344th ................... 2 7 Instructors Squadron 2 7 Quarter11as t e r 1 8 The manbers of the 25th Altitude T:r:aining basketball team may never get to combat, but after last Monday night they can't say they've never seen coiilllandoes in action. Taking the floor against the Altitude 111m last Monday, the 350th aggregation, ccmm::mly known as "Twitchell's Coornandoes," put on another exhibition of fine tec:rnv.ork to knock the pressure ,446th 0 9 -::hanber lx>ys from the ranks of the mdefeated into a tie with the 69th cagers for top lxmors. The 69th had previously received their first setback by a rejuven ated Finance Sflllad. Ho1ever, the tie d1dn1 t last long, for on '1\.lesday the "Ib.Igged" men took on the high-riding Ord nance quintet 111d Mien the snoke of bat t1 e cl. eared, \.he Ordnance team was in a second place tie with the vanquished 69th. The Knepper twins repeated their trick of confusing the opposition, and between them, garnered 28 points. Sam was high for the evening 1 th seven field goals and tbur free throws totaling 18 points, 6 more than were neces s a r y to s end th e 6 9 th to the showers. Paul Sills snapped out of his early season lethargy to account for ten 69th markers while Dick ffiack equalled the SUI! wi th five go a1 s from the f1 oo r and at least tbur misses from the foul line. Not content w1 th their second place tie, the Orrinance cagers broke all strings attached to their position when they downed the Medics on Thursday, 42-35, to rank the 69th with a record of 8-2 while the 69th rauains at a 7-2 count. J ackrel made a valiant effort for the Medics, hitting the hoop for 17 points, but Dan Knepper teamed up with Leon Stevens to account for Z7 Ordnance tallies md offset Jack rel' s "big night. The Coounanooes went out Wednes day armed to the teeth against the Gunnermakers in an attempt to gain a bel\chhe ad on second place. However, the Q.mnermakers, still sn artin-g from a 56-45 set back by the Guardsmen, fed Sid Frie<\nan to the hilt 111d Sid rang up the highest individual scoring total of the season, 31 points, tD edge out the Comn111rbes, f>c'l-54. Rur gess, Brenner and Douglas sparked the Commanoo offa1si ve, accotmting for 46 tallies. With a chance to get in on third place gravy, the Redbirds tack! ed the 25th A1 ti tude Thursday night w1 th their hearts set on han ding the I ow al ti trlde n i ers their second consecutive defeat. JlJ t the 2.'5th courbnen were in no Iuood to humor the birdmen and took the contest by a 44-32 score. Sprowls 111d Stevens sup plied the pressure ch!lllber scoring punch with 12 and 19 points, reST)ecti vely. Hunt and Lawton paced the Hedbi rds at tack with lD 111d 9 markers. Still trying to bel ance their account, the Financiers finished the week with thre e straight w1 ns, ll 'j)Q percentage and in 8 3-way tie for fifth place oonors. !he Medics, a.c; 8 result of a twin defeat, twnbl eel from sixth to eighth place, and all hopes of a first rtivision berth Wasted. GULF COAST GOLF HEET IS SET FOR APRIL 2 Officers and enlisted men of Tyndall Field have been invited to participate in the Mf Coast Golf Tour_nament to be staged at the Pan ana Country Club on Stm day, April 2. The Special Sel' vice Offl ce will furnish trans portation to and from the tournllllent. The bus will leave the Personnel building here at 8 A.M. All golfers, regardless of cali ber, are urged to participate inasmuch as tPere will be diffel' ent flights for various classes of players. Sgt. Si Moye, of the 69th, has been f4ll'01n ted toumamen t chair man. He announced that prizes will be awarded in the fonn of War funds. The entrance fee is $2.50, with luncheon free. Speo tators will be admitted 1ithout charge and in addition to golf clubs 111d balls, bathing arl fish ing facilities are available. Watch the Special Service bulletin board fur further details. GROUP I PINMEN NEED TWO GAMES TO CLINCH Group !'spin busters crept within two games of the Officers League championship Thursday nigp t by snashing the Snafhs three straight, and erasing all rut the slinmest mathanatical possibility of being overtaken in the final standings. Tllo more wins clinches 1st place for the pilots, even if the second place Bell Ringers sweep their remaining twelve glllles. The oogfigh ts for the ranaining positions continued, however, as MOQ moved up by beating the lone Granlin, Day, in all three g11nes, and the Retreads chalked np a 3-0 decision over the Sluggers. With the help of a couple of "ringers," the Retreads tllmed in 893 in their first effort, and then went on to 2540, high team total of the night. Lt. Stephens, Group I, bowled steadily to total 533 for high individual. The standings: IV L Group I 39 12 Bell Ringers 28 23 Sna us 26 25 Group I I 26 25 Gremlins 24 27 MOQ 23 28 Sluggers 22 29 Retreads 16 35 >:! Because of the lack of interest shown in the handball tournament sche

March 18, 1944 THB TYNDALL TARGET PERFORM AT REC HALL SUNDAY Pictured above are Pvts. Glenn Whitcraft (left) and Richard Kjellman shaking hand s before a practice session for their table tennis exhibition match at the Rec Hall sunday night. The pair are s t uden t gunners at Tyndall v.ho despite their youth, were high in the nation's paddle ranks before entering the service. Their exhibition match i $ p art of the entertainment arranged by Special Services for programs at the Rec Hall, hospital and shipping ana recei v in g squadron during the week. Whitcraft i s a native of Detroit, Michigan, and has been playing table tennis for the last six of his ninetee n years. He won the Michigan state championships in 1939 and continued to hold the Michigan open title. He also won the national Canadian table tennis tourney in 1939, and was the third ranking player in the u. s junior divi sian in 19!10. Dick Kjellman is 21 years old and hails from Pittsburgh, Ohio. He is no n ewcomer to the table tennis rack e t and hal ds the Southern pacific Coast paddle crown. H e is right hand e d, as is Whitcraft. Both men nave performed in numerous exhibition matches .and hav e p erfected several acts to emuse the spectators sunday eve n1ng. Gl KEGLERS BEGIN 2ND HALF COMPETITION Although no date has been set for the first half play-off be tween the White F1 ashes and QM keglers, the GI bowling 1 eague is t\1\) weeks g:me in the last leg of the competition. 0 ff to a good start in the second half are the Cltl, Bluebird and Recibi rd pinmen with records of five wins against one defeat. During the week' s bowling, the Gunnenuakers and ffiuebirds boosted their league standing with clean sweeps over the Callluando and Altitude keglers. (The 25th S!pad made it easy for the muebirds by not showing This week's results: Medics-2, Ordnance-! Quartermaster-2, 446th-1 349th-3, 25th-O (forfeit) 348th-2, 69th-! 40th-3, 350th-O STANDINGS W L Quartermaster 5 1 349 th 5 1 348th 5 1 Ordnance 4 2 40th 4 2 446th 3 3 Medics 2 4 69th 2 4 350 th 0 3 932nd 0 3 25th 0 6 FIVE LEADING KEGLERS AV. Wellman, 350 th,, .. 197 Kocur, Medics ..... 1.96 Miller, QM .................... 192 A uri gemma, Or d.,, 179 Frazier, 69th ................. 177 3 GAME: Kocur, Medics 629 SINGLE : Fraser, 69th 225 .SICK CALL (8'1 '\iE EARL"(. LIGHT) Page 13 Stop Me If You've Heard This Song Before It happene d in a Green B ay Packers-Chicago Bears football game about eight years ago. Midway through the contest, with Green Bay well down in the Bears' territory, Quarterback Johnny Blood was cooking up something special in t h e huddle when he looked up and found Carl Brumbaugh, Bears' quarterback, in the huddle with him and the r es t of the Packers. "Pull up a chair, Carl," he invited. "No, thanks,' said, Carl, making rapid tracks for his own side of the line. I just thought I could b e of some help, but you guys seem to understand the play prett y well." Golfer Joe Kirkwood was giving driving instruction to a novice "The first thing yo u do," said Joe, is address the ball. "What?" said the guy. "Address the ball," Joe repeated. "Hello, ball, said the duffer. HERE' S A HOT SPORTS FLASH: Cornell University's wellconditioned team won the College Club's annua l catch-as-catch-can duplicate bridge championship, played under Marquis of Queensbury rules in New York recently.


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