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&) -...--QUESTION: WHAT IS THE MOST FORGETTABLE BOOK YOU EVER READ? ( ASK ED 0 F G I I s AT THE POST lIBRARY.) BY DELBYCK AND YORK PVT. VERNON SCOff, JR., Librar\ ian, BrookLtne, Nass.: "Quo Vadis, by Henry Sienkie wicz. To me this book is tmforget able for 1 t en abled the reader to practic!1.lly in the times the author was writing about. While it deal s wi th the tri a1. s of the early Christians tmder Fbmm rule, it is equally symbolic of the persecution of peoples ent today." PVT. DAVID JONES, NorfoLk, Va., S quadran E: "Swiss Family Robinson, by Jo hann Wyss. Most ro emorabl e was this fascinating 19th century s to ry of a shipw reeked family woo placed their faith in God and who, despite trying ordeals on a distant and lonely isle, were able to recon struct a new and useful life for thensel ves." PI'C ARTHUR NARRESE, Hew York, N.Y., PooL Sq.: "Winged Horse An thology, by Jo seph Auslander and Emes t Hill. Although the book was required ing in high school 1 t was to me the open road leading to the beauty ann glory of the Greek classics." PI'C. liiLLIAH TAUBE, Queens, N.Y., Pool Sq.: "Scaramouche, by Rafael Sabatini. liking it for its historical backgrounn, cabals, and intrigues, I have already read '" 1 t three times. His characters move exci tei'Uy llllid scenes of the French Revolutiont CPL. liAYNE SMITH, GREKNYILLE, l S.C.: "Story of Phil osophy by Will IA1rant. It is my favor! te because 1 t deals absorb-' / ingly with the 1 evolution of the thinking of great men through the ages, thinking that was to forever influence the actions of succeeding generations.'' A /C ROSARIO ARBISI, Rockford, n L, Class 441 9 : "Billy loU tchell, by Elnile Gauvre811 and Lester Cohen. It is the story of a great man's 111-re-ceivedviews on the f'u tu re of aviation, which today are at 1 ast being appreciated. tlilly Mitchell was a man strong enough to stick by his gtms whatever the cost to personal ambi tions. POST Today, 'SWEET ROSIE O'GRADY,' Betty Grable, Robert Young Sun. -Mon. 'SHINE ON HARVEST MOON,' Ann Sheridan Tuesday, '111E FALCON OUT WEST,' Tom Conway, Barbara Hale; Also: 'JAMBOREE,' Ruth Terry, Don Wilson. Wed.-Thurs., 'BUFFAW BILL,' Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara. Friday, 'YOU CAN'T RA. TION WVE,' Betty Rhodes, Johnnie Johnston. Rl Tl Sun. -Mon. 'BROADWAY RHYTHM Ginny Simms, Murphy. Tues. -Wed.-Thurs., 'MADAME CURIE,' Walter PidAeon, Greer Garson. Friday, 'SAILORS HOLIDAY,' Arthur Lake. Also Ray Gordon's Orchestra in person. Saturday, 'ARIZONA T:(UIL,' Tex Ritter. PAN4HA Sun. -Mon. 'SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS, Robert YounA, Lana Turner. Tuesday, 'A STRANGER IN TOWN,' Frank Mor Aa.n, Jean Rollers. Wed. -Thurs., 'WHISTLING IN DIXIE,' Red Skelton. Fri. -Sat. 'UNDERCOVER MAN, W i1-liam Boyd. BAY Sunday, 'ISLE OF FORGOTTEN MEN,' John Carradine, Gale Sondergaard. Mon.-Tues. 'BEDTIA-'E S10RY,' Lor etta YounA, Fredric March. Wed.-Thurs., 'BACKGROUND TO DANGER,'George Raft, Brenda Marshall. Fri .-Sat., 'DEAIJ, MAN'S GULCH,' Don 'Red' Barry; Also: 'SMART Another Home Front Honey Salutes The Men of Tyndall Field SUSAN HAYWARD GUY,' Gloria McKay.
April 8, THE TYNDALL-TARGET P age 3 COLONEL PERSONS ATTENDS MEETING AS SPECIAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES AIR Gl PROBLEMS Col. Jolm W. Persons, post commander, was present at last Wednes day's ftlecial Service Cotmcil meetjng and took an active part in the proceedings as the enlisted men's representatives aired ccmpla.ints asked questims and offered constructive suggestions. '!be Colonel made it clear that he considers the 100rale of the en listed men Wlder his COOJillazrl as most important. He was greatly in terested in each matter brought up for discussion and didn't hesitate to interrupt with a questim or an explanation. Among the subjects Jiiscussed were the reduction of PX prices particularly of egg sandwiches; the success of the revised b1s nle; requests fbr pay telephones a.t the Hospital and the Boat Company; the dearth of soldiers' T/ F GUNNERY STUDENTS clothing, patoni>ers blasting the enemy throughout the world. But he is probably t-he only one of those gunners to ever nfall up, almost in defiance o f t h e 1 aw of gravity. It all happened when the bomber on which Sgt. Herndon is a gunner was over Munster in a raid f rom 1 ts base in England. The w fall upward n was according t o the 1 aw of classical physics anrl not relVIRGINIA LEE a.tivity, however. He wa s a free Performers who have IIII\,Iserl and falling borfy included in a more delighted audiences all over the falling body. globe will beat hand in the nusi-The sergeant and his par t ner comedy Monkey Shines which will waist gmmer in their bomber hung be presented at the Post Theater suspended in air -with their heads on Tuesday, April 1a. against the ceiling as their plane dived straight down t o The production is to be pre-avoid a collision w i t h another sented by uso Shows w1 thout bomber which hid been hit by flak ai!missi.on charge. and was out of control. '!be perfot1J:16rs will be: When a crash in air seemed in-Chester Fredericks and Co., evitable, Lt. n.w. Sullivan, of MC, comedy dancing; Paul Nolan Atlanta, the pilot, turned the and Co.' World famous Juggling oose of his ship s traight in jester; Hope Sisters, three chanr a dive directly j nto t h e flak. 1ng swing songsters; Virgihia Lee, When the ,dive started S gt. Hemunusual aero-dancer; Trump-don >had thrown off his flak suit etTwfn& musical; Senator and was getting ready .to ji.Illlp. lDOnologlst; Sy Nathan, pian-: ni fOWld myself standing on 1st and musical comuctor. r-----------------------------l ing with my head against the roof," he said in telling o f his CADETS TO PRETTIEST SELECT GIRL Who is the sweetheart of 44.-17? John Cooper of the Post Photo Section. The students were quick to take advantage of the accomodation offered, and all afte rnoon the s.s. office wasabus y scene of1high commercial transactions as financially short Gls found theirmoreaffluent friends mor e than willing to lend them any amount necessary to in sure Eas ter greetings to Mom and the g i rl back home." That 1 s the (Jles tio n that will --------------------'------------------------1 be decided by the aviation cadets experience in a letter to friends. w1be other waist gunner wa s in the predicament and t h ere was nothing we could do abou t it. It only lasted a second or so. When my head hit the roof, it b1.111ped very gently and I d i dn t even get a headache f r o m it. Other members of the crew were not standing freely when t h e Qration and for four years was a lead inspec tor in a plant which turne d out the f&ned Dauntless dive bombers. Here at T-_yndall, 'nlompso n named turret maintenance instruction asthe mostyinteresting phase o f the gunnery school. His gunnery records follow: Final examination. ..... 136 Csl. 50 ....... 89% Turrets ,, ....... 100 Sillhting ,, .... 100 Skeet .. ,......... 79 Movinll Bsse................ 67 Tower Rsnge., ............ 7 4 .Jeep Range., ... ..... 1 9 3 Aircraft Recollnition ..... 9 4
Page THE TYNDALL TARGET I THE 71 J\r I Tyndall r Target ] / ha} ""' G II COLUftfN \,,_ PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR PERSONNEL j OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUHHERY SCHOOL, PANAMA CITY, FLA. Copy Prepared under supervision Of Pub! ic Relations Officer. Printino and PhOtography by Base Photographic & Reproduction Section. Art work by Dept. of Training Drafting Department. The T;rnd&ll Tar,et receives aater1al supplied by Caap Newspaper Service, War Dept., liOII E. 4llnd St., New Yorlc City. Credited lla-ter1al a&J !(OT be republ1ahe
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in therapy ing on at the Station Hospital these days: a convalescent train ing program that accelerates re covery. In the past; the patient was admitted to the hospital where he received definitive medical and surgical care for his illness and was sent back to duty without being prepared physically for the job. Unit commanders used to s ay that when a patient was returnEd to duty after a long ilYness in the hospital they received a civilian rather than a sold ier. Now; for every sick soldier that they send to the hospital; a healthier one returns. After a sick soldier .reaches a stage in his convalescence at the hospital; immediate steps are taken to begin his preparation for the day he will leave the hospital and go back to full duty. In this manner; the hospital assumes t"Y.O responsibilities: first; that of giving medical and surgical care; and second; preparing the patient for full duty. How It Works In brief; this is how the new convalescent training program operates. A soldier on sick call reports to the Station Hospital to be examined for a recently acquired injury or illness. In there ceiving room he is given a routine exan inat'ion and has his injury or illness carefully checked by the Receiving Of ficer; in this case Lt. John E. Highland. If the injury or illness is se rious enough the soldier will be admitted as a hospital patient and assigned to a bed in a ward. Once there; the patient comes under the immediate medical jurisdiction of the Ol.ief of Medical Service; Capt. E. E. Hammonds; or Surgical Service Chief; .Major William L. Pomeroy; v.ho again examines him and outlines the necessary treatment. The day comes when the pa tient; after having responded to treatment; is ready to be classified for physical training. LASSIFYING 'IHE PATIENT as fit for physical training is perhaps the most important single phase of theC.T.P. since theremust be left no margin for error. As such; it is entrusted to the Ol.ief of Surgical Serv ice; or the Chief of Medical Service; and they alone decide on the reccmmendations. When a patient is deemed ready to start the first set of mild exercises his bed is tagged with a red card. From then on he may expect daily visits from Lt. L.C. Ewing of the Physical Training Department or one of his trained assis tants; for this is the plan in operation as it was organized by Lt. Harbin son; T/F physical training director. All athletic equipment for the C.T.P. is fum i shed by the Special Service Office. A Red Card patient is given one hour of exercise and ward fatigue daily and does only those exercises recommended by the Ward Surgeon. A card stating the exact exercises to be taken accompanies every patient. All exercise taken by this group is carefully supervised and is consistent with the limitation posed by the injury or disease. Out-of-Doors Training When a Red Card patient makes the expected improvement he is giva1 ayellow card and directed to report with his belongings to the advanced recovery ward. This ward accomodates the ambulant hospital patients ready for supervised physical training out of doors. As a Yellow Card patient; the convalescent's share of the C.T.P. will be a daily twe-hour period of supervised exercise; outdoor activity and ward fa tigue. Exercise for this group is given according to anatomical limitations such as upper and lower extremities; inal and special cases; and; as before; is consistent with the limitations posed by the injury or disease. Included in the reconditioning program for this group are moderate arm and leg exercises; respiratory and abdominal exercises; with horseshoes other small games relieving the monotony. AY BY DAY the carefully planned progression of exercises works its therapeutic miracle. The and health of the Yel low Card patient has now been built up to a point where he is ready for the final phase of the C.T.P. A green card replaces one of yell.pw and he starts the loot leg of hio journey ,townd full for a Green patient assures h1m of a daily stint; usually ward fatigue; calisthenics and outdoor activity. Since this group is composed of patients near-est the point of recovery; a full exer-cise routine is followed. However; all exercise and activity is strictly vised and every patient is timed to pre-vent over-exertion. Outdoor activities for Green Card patients include warm up calisthenics; body building and resi stive exercises; and games in the category of volleyball and softball. Garden-ing is also a favorite of the group. As time goes by; with the aid of the C.T.P. the physical condition of the patient steadily improves and gradually he becomes stronger. At last the great day arrives. He is told to dress and take his effects with him and is instructed to report to the receiving office. In a few minutes the discharge has facilitated; and as good as new; the ex-Green Card holder reports back to his organization for duty assignment This; then; is what the Cbnvalescent Training program has done for him is doing for today' s patients at thE Station Hospital. i== u 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 ARTICLE BY PFC E.T. DELBYCK I PHOTO; BY SG;. HARR; YORK I -.111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111!11 Receiving Room
Ready to Be. Classified for C. T.P. "Toward Health 1 Exercise!" Tagging Patient "Red" "Only This Area Will Be Exercised" "Take a Break" s nay to Health Pitching HI. u "The Good Earth" "Heave Ho y 1 ou Land 1 u bbers! h
Page --Cucrdians--DISCUSSIONS HIGHLIGHT ORIENTATION LECTURE; BULL BUYS CAR Our softball tel'lll aspirants are eagerly waiting for the day to start practice. We should have a good teBITl, arYl any more guarrlians willing to play should sign the list on the b.llletin board immeilia tel y. ()u r bowling team won 10 f its 1 as t three games and splendid showings were marle by Sgts. Scerrlziak ani! Wawrzon. Eilrlie marie a nice score of 218 anrl has a good chance to be high average man any nay now. The mmtbers of the bowl ing team are Gatto, Sasso, Hil ton ani! besides Scerrl zi ak anrl Wawrzon. The orientation classes by Lts. Bonk ani! Butterfielrl are interesting and the men really go for those niscussions. The boys argue on anything from the 1 engt.h of the war to the so-callefl "strategical mistakes" by the Allies or the Axis. Cpl. Fred Cox, who attended r,uarrl School at Miami, is teachinu now at Troop School at the 'lheater. P.e claims that the bright lights of the stage are 1ery unfavorable to his wrinkles llnrl make him look a great neal ol iler than he really is. Pvt. A. Galilei looks like Buck Benny now thllt he's riding the highwat on a motorcycle. He claims he got his experience .rid ing on the-merry-go-rotnd at Columbus, Ohio. Sgt. Bull, our chief of police, is going arotmd with a dazefl look on his physiog1_1omy ever since he bought 1st Sgt. O 'Neil'svehicle Pvt. c. Hartz is nJshing Rttby of the Rec Hall 1 atel y. He spends most of his snare tinie there tlllking the poor girl's ears off Samuel Keyes is thll t way about Sara. Meola is haunting the water tower and we 1m:> w that it' s pot because of the f!ry weather te a few of the boys were awarded. the Goo.-J Conduct meflal and will soon he sporting it proudly on their manly llosoms Cpl. Brinkley celebrated his birthday with a party last Sunrlay. Many happy re turns, burl c. Spencer is letters from Mass. regularly again Holbrook has that love sick look again A sight for sore eyes: our major going to night classes. --CPL. SAM MAROTTA THE TYNDALL TARGET ENLISTED HEN AT SKUNK HOLLOW GET FULL WEEKLY PROGRAH OF ENTERTAINMENT Although far from the center of the field's social activities, the men at Sktlnk .Hollow do not go :hungry for 1 ack of entertainment. The Special Service Office sees to it that the entertainment 1. arrler at the Shipping and Receiving pool is kept ft1ll. In fact, dur ing recent months, selflom has an evening gone by wi thont some sort of pro grrun being presented, either by GI talent or by outsirle professional or amateur entertainers. Most popular entertain er at Skunk Hollow and rating hip;h with all Tynrlall jllen who have caught her is Frankie Perry, Tyndall's O'IYJl Ethel Waters. The wife of Cpl. Australia Perry of the Medics, she is by far the most outstanding pet' former at most of the field's socilll f\mctions. Frankie has con<>istent ly her willingness to sing at Rll sol flier parties and dinners, and in her snare time she organ! zeit the colorerl glee FRANK 1 E PERRY chili and choir which re-cently gave a series of programs over WDIP on Sunday evenings. And whenever a social event is pl anne<'! for Tyndall's colore<'! troops you can be sure that Frankie is the sparkplug of the affair's arrangmtents and entertainnent. Getting back to activities at Skunk Hollow, a glance at the S. S. s cheilul e reveals that first class feature motion pictures anrl GI. movies are shown regularly on Monday, Tlursday, Saturrlay ann Slmilay evenings. Weilnesrlay night is usually reserven for a variety show nut on by 1/F talent, while Frirlay evenings are reserved for "amateur nights, 1mder the supervision of Wac Pvt. Helen AlJ bright. In arldi tion to the regularly schele of this was the extra performance stage<'! at the Receiving S'lUarlron by menbers of the last USO Camp cast. Anrl the highlight of entertainment there was reached several weeks ago when the secom per fbrmance of the Camel Caravan show, "Monkey Business," was put on in its entirety. The performers a.fterwarrls commenterl that they harl never before <'lispl ayeil their wares to a more anpreciative anrlience. --Weapons Dept.-Gunners Rate Weapons F i rs t i n Sem i n a r Another week, another pay-day and seven days closer to Victory, These are our accomplisl'lnents for the week.. "Copyrighted Material On the latest weekly seminar rated by the graduating gunners we finrl ourselves once more in. the coveted first place. That's the way we like it. That makes the Weapons Department first 8 out of a possible 12 times this year. Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" Our ever-expanrling rlepartment now incluiles school buildings 3, 4, 5, the Mal:f'rmction Department and the Malfunction Range. Cul De Baun, the nep artmen t artist, rlrew some original cards to put beneath all light switches reminding all of \l s to "PUT THE LIGH'l'S OUT." He has a flifferent one for each room. Some are exceptionally clever. Have you ever seen a rlream walking? Well I rlid the other night and she_ was waJ king arm anrl ann with Sgt. Lance. He won't take $50 for the secret of his either. The big question in all of our mims is "HOW DOES liE 00 IT?" --SGT. HARVEY WINE ---Cadets-TROUTMAN LEARNS ABOUT TURRETS; AMMO LOADED AMID GRUNTS, GROANS The first week of flying proved somewhat tedious for several Mis ters. Tb stress a,point (and who doesn't, these days?) we will take the case of A/C Troutnun. Mr. Troutman semts adverse to anything that is mt self-explan atory, and on several occasions has been known to mentally balk at the drop of a pin. (No re-I marks!) Anyho-o-o-o-o (like in the Alps) the .flight sergeant had quite a time ,with our little "contray cousin. When he made with the hands (trying to point out the target) Cadet Troutman thought they were landini and climbed out of the turret. No! said the sergeant as he gently pressed' a caliber ro to his mis understanding student's head, "Fire! Fire! Fire!" "Where's the extinguisher?" asked Mr. Troutman. "G-o-o-o-o, (not like in the Alps) yelled the sergeant in desperation as he made for the tail. On the whole, the class dirl pretty well. There were a few who struggled vainly with their gas tric juices and. ended up serving cup time. And there was the back breaking job of loading anmnmition, a prosaic task by grunts, groans anrl popping hernias. But on the whole, the class did pretty wel,llll The biAAer a man's head gets the CAPTAIN, MAY SEND THESE GERMAN easier it is to Fill his shoes. SOUVENIRS BACK TO THE FOLKS?
April 8, THE TYNDALL TARGET APRIL 2-8 THE GREAT SOVIET offensive in -, outhern Russia continues to oll forwa.rd in spite of all the Germans can do, Rumania has been invaded, southeastern Poland is in Russian hands and troops are within artillery-range of the pre-war Czechoslovak border, More than 100,000 Germans north a.nrl west of Onessa face almost certain disaster at the hands of Red Army forces driving down on that gree. t port .from the east, north and west. The Germans are evidently unable to check Soviet offensive at any strategic point. The ca-pture of a key railway junction just 40 miles northwest of has cut the 1 ast Germ an-held railway line leaning out of the Odessa area. The Soviet Black Sea fleet controls the waters south of the port, and the German strategic situation there is growing more nes-perate by the hour, Further to the northwest, troops of the Seconrl Ukrainian Army have crosserl the narrow Prut R1 ver into Rumania proper a.nrl are attacking the city of Jassy (Iasi) on the west bank, The remnants of 15 German .rlivisions encircled northwest of Kamenets Podolsk, on the north bank of the upper Dneister River, have been encircled and annihilated, Still further west, Marshal Gregory Zhukov's First Ukrain ian Army has captured Cernauti, capital of the .once-Rumanian p rov inc e of Bukovi na, anrl pushed to within 10 miles of the border of Hungary (that part of Hungary which was taken from Czechoslovakia when Hitler carved it u-p) Other units of the First Europe, anrl it seems less 1 ikel y every day that he can stop for long at any point_between the -present battle-line anrl the border of Germany. Having completed. their cam Paign to drive, the Germans_ out of southern Russia, the Soviet armies will almost certainly turn their attention once more to the northern end of the b a ttl el ine--where Germany still holds Estonia, Latvia and the northwestern sector of Poland-.and the area around the large Russian city of Minsk. A.\tERICAN OOMBERS based in Italy 1 ast week lent a helping hand to their Soviet allies driving into the Balkans. In quick succession u.S. bombers -pounden Bucharest and Sofia, the capitalsofHungary, Rum ani a and Bulgaria respectively. Late in the week the -bombers returnerl again--this time to attack Plo esti, the great Rumanian oil center. Dut Ploesti' s oil resources were not the objective on this trip. Soviet armies were less than 200 miles away, and the bombers contributed to the growing chaos in the Balkans by smashing furi?usly at railroad lines leading to the Rus sian front. 'Rarl weather over northwest ern Eurol)e hampered Allied aerial operations against northwest Germany from Eng lan(l, But at week's ,enrl the weather cleared sufficiently to allow renewerl attacks in force against the Calais area on the coast o f France, Statistics have just been released on the astonish_ing record of Allierl bombers in Ukrainian Army have seized J\4arch. The RAF and the most of the Polish city of droppen more .. than 30,000 tons Tar,nopol, are threatening of TNT on Hitler's Germany in Stanislwow and Kovel, anr:i are the 31 rlays of last month. within 35 miles of Lwow--the This means that the average most important rail way ,june-') t ion in eastern Pol and. There are signs that Rumania, with Russian troops al reacly insine its border, is rearly and eager to get out of the war, and that only the nresence of 1 a.rge nwnbers of Germa n troops prevent it from do ing so. Reuorts from neutral capitals insist thAt the Rumanians h ave no heart for further r esistance, anrl this m a y prove of great tactical value to the arivancing Soviet Armies, The blunt truth is tha t HitIer is on the run i n eastern rate of pombarnment wa. s 1,000 tons every 12 h ours for weeks--as contrasten with mere 7, 500 tons the Nazis dro-pperi on London throughout the entire period of the "blitz" in 1941 Our 'losses, moreover, were on the whole surprisingly light. About 3 percent of the bombers sent out failed to return, anrl just a little over 1 percent of their fi,2;hter e scort was lost. The GerJnil.ns lost heavily in f i g h t e r s t r e n g t h a n rl 1 as t Wennesday RAF' ,Mosquito bombers w ere sent over Germany with 0 c e an (Mat 84-398) Until late in 1942, it was feared that Iran might fall to Marshal Rommel's desert army and thus become the junction area for the Germans pushing through Russia and Egypt and the Japs moving westward across India But Rommel failed and Russia held and today Iran is a transfer arsenal where Americans and British meet Russians on the shortened supply route to Europe's eastern fighting front. Historic Iran for merly Persia, is more than twice the size of Texas, has a population of 15,000,000. Its annual output of 80,000 000 barrels of oil provide power and lubrication for Britain's Mediterranean and Indian Ocean Fleets and for the planes, tanks and. transports of Middle East operations. Its capital, Teheran, was the scene of the history-making conference of November, 1943, where President Roosevelt met with Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin the order to hunt them down on the grounrl and destroy them like so m a n y .:>itting rlucks. WEEK IT WAS officially announced that all J a:p resistance on Bougainville Island in the Solomons had enderl--thus closing the long, bitter crun'l'aign for the Solomon Islands which began with our a .ttack on Guaclal canal in August, 1942. Forces of General MacArthur's conunand also have compl eterl the cam-paign to take the Admiralty Islands, north of Quine a. Rut the real news in the P li cific concerns rew battles on the sea anrl in the air. A w eek a g o a powerf\1l Navy tllsk forc e steamer! westwarn to within AOO mile s o f the Philippine Is] a nrt attacked the g reat enemy b a s e s of P a l au and Ya-p lslanris, at the westernmost end of the C aroline g roup. Last week, Nav y Secretar y Kno x Rnnouncerl tha t this task force han sunk or ri8JT1aged every Japanese ship in the haruors o f Pal au and Yal) Our own 1 o s ses apparently :were light. Possibly as a measure of pro teet ion for this naval operation, American bombers car rier! out a series of h e avy At tacks against Japanese bases at Truk, Ponope, Kusaie, anrt other places in the centra l ann .eastern Carolines. Our n e w air at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands and on Manus in the Arlmira ] ty group, are a terrible threat to t h e Jana nese in the Carolines, and h e n ceforward they will never know whether our aeria l attacks may not be followerl up b y land anrl sea assaults on their bases in.this area Oth e r violent raids w ere c arrierl out agains t Wewak HollfJnilia on the northern c o Ast of N e w Guinea. At Holl A nrl i a e very one of the 226 J a p a nese planes at thre e air dro mes there was d estroyed. F'fnal ly, the Navy has announce d the occupation of several m ore a.tol l s in the M ars hall group-i s lanrls whic h harl bee n cut off from supply or reinforcement s i nce ,the A m erican a t tack on 1\wa.l a J ein in February.
Page 8 THE. TYNDALL TARGET RUSSIAN FRONT:: SHOW.JNG THE APPR OXII H E BATTLE LIN E as of A pril 5. Sovi e t tro ops have cro ssed the Prut R i v e r and are Invading Rum an ia. The First Ukrainian Army is laying siege to Odessa, a large Russian port on the Sea. Rzes?ow Brest Li tovsk RUMANIA IHBAHH IOo }o 0 IOO ::tjJ!l itFZili = = : : Bound a r i e s Kal i n in '"'Berd i chev K i rovograd e Moscow Orel Kursk (j) .. Kharkov JJ
April 8, TWO SUNRISE SERVICES TO GREET EASTER DAWN HERE '!he personnel of' Tyndall Field will greet the dawn of Easter &mday w1 th tllll Sl.Dlrise services, held simultaneously at 6 a.m. A Protestant service will be held on the student P. T. and drill area under the l 'eadershilJ of. Chaplain W.P. Fulmer, post chaplain, Special music will be '!JroVided by a brass quartet f'rom the Tyndall Field band, composed of: first truffi'(let, Pf'c. Jesse Alexander; atd trumpet, Sgt. Aub rey Fesgin; baritone, T/Sgt. Wil111111 Coul and trombone, Cpl. John Register, '!he chorus of the roth Aviation Squadron will also participate. Chaplain Taft A. Franklin will read the Scripture, Chaplain Albert J, Gray will lead in and Chap! ain Fulmer will bring the Easter message. The service will be broadcast over a public address systen. At the SIUDe hour a. military High Mass will be celebrated by Chaplain William J, Dorney on the ramp in front of' the PIM hangar near Post Operations on the line. The Mass will be sung by a choir ccmposed of enlisted men ani Wacs der the direction of' Sgt. Thornas Maloney and Pvt. Robert Job'son. Lt. Mary Kilian will be the soloist. Officers of the '(lost will form a guard of' honor for the mass which w111 be served by Capt. Edward J, Egner and Sgt. Kenneth J. Bemoska. These cer& monies also will be broadcast over a public address system. 'Dlere will be no mass in the Post chapel at 8 a.m. Col. John w. Persons, command ing officer of the field, and his staff are cooperating with the chaplains in these services, as is the Department of Training, Col. William H. Hanson, director. In the event of' inclenent weath er, the protestant service will be held in the Post Chapel and the Mass will be celebrated in the Post Theater. KNow YouR PLANE B-24 LIBERATOR DESORIPfiON: FOur-engine heavy bomber constructed as an steel, high-wing monoplme with hydraulically operated tricycle landing gear and Fbwler flaps. fuselage, twin tan. '!he crew varies from 9 to 11 men. DIMENSIONS: Wingspread: 1D feet. Lerigth: 66 feet 4 inches. Height: 17 feet 11 inches. Tread width: 25 feet inches. Wing area: 1,048 square feet. Approximate max:lm.un weight: 00,000 pounds. POWER PLAN!: Fbur Pratt & \'drl. tney R-1830 14-cylinder, 1, 200 hp engines w1 th turbo superchargers. Hamilton Standard 3-bladed automatic control full-feathering propellers. PERfORMANCE: Rated in 300 mph class. Approximate service ceiling over 30,000 feet. Tactical radius of' action up to 7 ro miles (normal mission). Has carried out many long-range missions. BOHB LOAD: 6, 000 pounds. ARHAMEKf: Ten or 100re 00 caliber guns: 2 in nose turret; 2 in. up per turret; 2 in lower turret; 2 waist gtms; 2 in tail turret. PROfEOIION: Annor for all crew mlbers in battle stations from rear and 'Partially from front. Leakproof' tanks, and bullet-proof glass. THE TYNDALL TARGET Page II SALLY SEEHORE --squadron 0-WIN "E" FLAG AGAIN; SEVERAL HIGH SCORES MADE ON RANGES The bombardier anci navigator trainees in squadron D, fonnerly known as squadron A, still have Tyndall Field's "E" nag flying in front of their orderly room. 1he men won it for the second consecutive week in last Satul' day's inspection. Incirlen tally, they also CO'(lped the honors at a retreat 'Parade a week ago. '!he future crew members are now in their fourth week of gunnery training here and several have made i"" ressi ve records in thet r rangei\Qrk. However, plenty others haven' t done so well and in the first two days a few "goose eggs" were reco r
P age I 2 T H E. TY MD ALL TARGET POST BASKETBALL CHAMPS TO BE DECIDED IN FINALS SATURDAY W1 th the league crown safe! y tucked away, the 25th Altitude cagers last night strengthened their bid for the Post title in the elimination tournament by downing a fighting quintet from the llectics, 44-37. The Medics held ,a three-point lead at the half-way mark, but Chuck Sprowls, high scoring 25th forward. took matters into his own hands in the closing half and found the basket fbr 14 points after being held to a lone marker in .the opening riod to clinch the game for the boys from the pressure chlll11ber. 8tevens of the 25th also accom.ted for 15, while Eugene Maxwell "as the big gun for the with 12 tallies. The victory put the lo'l't' pres sure cagers in the final round of the compe t1 tion, with the Redbirds as their opponent on '1\lesday. The Financiers won their opening tournament contest when, with. the moral and material sup port of Lt. C.Q. Morgan they downerl the Group I cagers by a 36-34 score in a game which saw the lead throughout the last half and the Financiers win the contest as Anderson scored the all-important bucket seconds before the final gong. Another close tussle was the contest between the Guardians and the QM courtlllen in which .Ythe ().Jat .. iians fought their way beyond first round by virtue of a 33-32 win. Squadron E, rated the best of the student outfits, had little difficulty in eliminating squanron C as Granack, Houck and Gentry paced the "E" attack with 33 points among them to give their te8111 a 47-21 triumph. The "E" men face the PT Officer 'Jlintet on Monday in a contest which should be one of the sea son's best. Spectators will have an opportunity to see Lt. "Mac" McDaniel of the PT staff 11 terally play two games at once. The diminitive court player is one of the PT telll111 s leading scorers and is also the coach of the S'Jladron E quintet. nnal and semi-final tournlll11ent contests are scheduled for 1\Iesday, Wednesday and Thurs-. day, with the finals set for Sat urday. BOWL lNG RESULTS Standings Won Lost 907th. 12 3 3 48th. 11 4 446th. 9 6 3 49th. 8 7 40th 6 6 69th 6 6 2 II 7 Medics 7 8 Orrlnancp 7 8 9 3 2n rl 2 10 3Mth .. 2 10 Last Week 1 s Results 69th 2, 907th 1. Me
April 8, THE TYNDALL TARGET Page I 3 COCIO SCORES QUICK KNOCKOUT OVER MORAN IN TUESDAY NIGHT BOXING SHOW; T/F RING TEAM FACES HEAVY SCHEDULE Meet Marianna and Pensacola Boxers in Home and Home Series Lt. John Gueder, the chief whip cracker at No. 2 PT area, sighed and shook his head as Manuel Cocio climbed into the ring. "I've never yet seen anyone last more than a .round with him,. the physical training officer said. He still hasn't. Cocio slapped a right to the head of Vic 166 pounder from the Medics who climbed through the ropes with some 40 amateur fights behind him, and knocked him out in not more than 30 seconds. It was the windup bout of the weekly fight card night at the Post Gym, a card which al th:lugh abbreviated in duration was long in action. Cocio, of course, is the 350th light hea\ryweight-smrt, stoclcy, he tips the scales at 170 poundswh:l represented Tyndall Field at the (bl den Gloves tournament in Chicago a few weeks ago. There doesn't seem to be anyone any where in this vicinity who can s tsnd up under his powerf'ul blows. It took just one of thEm to send Moran b111o .-' .Charles Blankenship, 147, of Ordn$n.ce, and N;i.ck Renier!, 146, :squadron C southpaw, fought to a draw in the 'semi-final. Renier! hli.d a powerful left which knocJred Blankenship to. the f'ioor momen tar.ily in the first round, but Blankenship was the aggressor .. th.r()ughout the rest of the bout to make up f'or J. t. 'Billy Joplin, 165, squadron F; got an unpopular decision over Leonard .160, of squadron C. Joplin packed a good punchat least he did early in the fight--but Cohen was the better boxer, and in addition the latter, a Brooklyn boy, was in far better condition.than his opponent, who qomes frOm Texas. Joplin probably couldn't have made it through an o ther round. The 'l>out was. rough and fouls were numerous. Olin Wil thoft, St. Louis, pounds, Md Wilmer Brownell, 84, of Florida, drew in the. opener. Tyndall's boxing team has a busy four weeks ahead of it. 0 n Friday, April 18, the T/F pugilists gO to Pensacola to meet the 'best of the combined naval sta tions. in tha. t city. The Tars come here the following Friday, April 21, in 11 return match. On Tues day, April 25, the Tyndall ring men exchange blows with the Marianna boxers at Marianna, md thm on Tuesday, May .9, the Marianna squad ,will invade the post gym to home and home series. STUDENT GUNNER WINS GULF COAST GOLF TOURNAMENT Jim Gantz, former golf pro at the Concord Country Club in New H enpshire, oow a student gunner at Tyndall,. was the winner of the Gulf Coast Golf Tournament at the Panllllla Country Club last Sunday. His score o.f one tmder par msed out Curtis Bryan from the Pensa. col a Naval Air Station, one up. Louis Broward, of the TjF Medi c!ll Detaclinent, won the conso-1 ation tournament. Bob Ford, Panama Country Club pro, announced the affair a suo cess as an unusually large field competed despite inclement wea,th er. Prizes were awarded to ners in each of the six flights as players were matched with men 0 t equal ability. In the quarter finals,Bryan won from Browerd, one up; Lee from McDo"i'ell of Eglin Field, 3 and 2; McDonald from N. A.. S. won over Larsen of. Tyndall, 2 up, and Gantz defeated Kosinski of Apa.1 aclrlcol a, 4 and 3. In the semi-final round Gantz won from McDOnald, one up, and Bryan from Lee, one up. Gantz, who has been golfing for more than 10 years, is from Lancaster, Pa. He has been in the service for 14 months and arrived at Tyndall after complet ing Lowry l!"lel d s armament course, having previously been eliminated from cadet flight training. Sgt. Si oye, tournament man& ger, announced that in view of the success of Sunday's tourna. ment, arrangements are already under way for similar competitions in the n,ear future. My roommate inquired About my sweetheart Bess, He asked me, 'Is she a nice girl?' And I answered; 'Moraless. G. I. Court Winners Proving that basketball i s st i 11 a young man s game, the "beardless wonders of the 25th Altitude court sq uad downed the Medics last Monday night to win the inter-squadron basketball championship with a record of 12 wins against one defeat. The only team to best the pressure chamber men was the 350th Commando es, who turned the trick three weeks ago by a 36-32 score. Pictured above are the youthful membe r s of the 25th's court sq uad. standing, left to right, are William Kercher, Joe Devane Art stevens, Brad Col burn, Robert Schriner, Randall Shriber, Bill Gre en berg, Sprawls and Lt. Emanuel Marcus, coach. Kneel left to right, are carroll Blakeman, william scott, Lyle Kendall, G eorge Lines, Clinton Chandler and Robert Martin. Take Second Place Money close on the heeis of tQe champion Altitude quintet were the ord nance courtmen who finished up in second place with a record of 11 and 2 in the inter-squadron hoop league. Spearheads of the ordnance .attack throughout the league play were the Knepper twins Sam and Dan, who confused the opposition with their similarity and fast .breaks. Dan Knepper was the 1 eagues highest scorer, wi .th a total of 190 points. Posing for the cameraman jn the picture above are the members of the ordnance squad. Left to right, standing, are Jim BuccaHato, manager, Jim Manderson Leon stevens, Frank Cap i ell o and Jim snod Kneeling, left to right, are Sam and Dan Knepper (your guess ts as good as ours) and Sam Ridulph. W. 0. -JOHNSON BREAKS ALLEY RECORD WITH 267 Lt. W.O. Johnson, rolling ir the lead-off spot for the Bell provided most of the in the Officers' league as he turned in a beautiful 267 in his first game for one of the highest counts ever recorded on the local alleys. He had nine strikes in a row, but his first ball in the lOth frame left the No. 10 pin, and he missed the spare. The Bell ringers went on to win two from MOQ, rut had to release their hold on second place to the Gremlins, who smeare1 Group 11 three in a row. The S'lafus inched up a notch by whitewashing the Retreads, 3-01 anc:l Group I 1 s champs continued their winning habits by retiring the Sluggers, 2-1. 'Ihe Gremlins fell 11 pins smrt of jrlgh single game in their first try as they posted a 922, but they kept plugging to rack up a 2658 series for a new te6111 high. Lt. Raisch set the pace for the night at 565. 'Ihe s tarrlings: Won Lost Group I ......... 42 18 Gremlins .. 33 17 Bellringers ..... 32 28 MOQ 30 30 Snafus .......... 29 31 Group II ........ 18 32 Sluggers ........ 27 33 Retreads ........ 19 41
__ [ __ : Cliff Sti 1 es presents Di xi e-Shennan keys Bill Dilworth talks gott with Bob Ford, Pro at Panama Country Club First top-ranking Tyndall graduate gunners to receive the expense-pai. d weekend in town were T/Sgt. William Dilworth of Chicago, who was chosen as Gunner of the Class (44-14), and Cpl. Leonard B. Davisson of Larkspur,Calif., whom Dilworth selected as his companion for the weekend. on this page is the camera record, made by T/Sgt. John Mitchell, of the gunners' two-day tour of panama City at the expense of various local merchants and busines5tllen. In addition to the free accomodations pictured here, the boys received meals at the Dixie-Sherman; $5 in cash from Steadman Hobbs president of the local transit company; several rounds of golf and lunch at the Panama Country Club; the "works" at the .Post Barber Shop; cleaning and pressing service courtesy the Post cleaners, and soda _fountain concoctions of their hearts desire at Walgreen's, Childs', Johnson's, Adams or Daffin's drug stores. Relaxing before going down for 'chow' Sipping 'shakes at Daffin's apothecary Bud Davis gunners to Ritz Theater Standerfer Jewelers presents new wrist watch band Free phone call home courtesy of USO