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0 VERFLOW CROWD SEES WAVES DOWN WACS, 18 TO 6, IN SOFTBALL GAHE HERE Pitcher Will Stop Tyndall Field's WAC softball team, playing before an Inning, but errors and other unfortunate occurences overflow crowd at PT Area 2 lut Saturday, bowed by an from that point on cost them the game, Wac rightflelder 18 to 6 score before the WAVE sluggers from the Naval Sgt. Marcy Phipps hit a home run. The WAVES got 13 hits Al.r Stat ion at Pensacola. The !l', i ctu res above, taken by to Tynda 111 s 7, UmpIre was S/ Sgt. Roger Keough. The GI'S MAY GET JOB OF MAKING MESS HALL INSPECTIONS A plan to have enlistee personnel assigned to JailY details as mess inspectors, similar to the existent system or having officers inspect the mess halls, was suggested to Major Kenneth K len th, post mess officer, when he attended a meeting or the Special Service council Wednesday noon. The major, terming the sug gestion an excellent idea, said he would tak the rna tter up with the post commander. It was pointed out at the meeting that when the inspect ing officers arrive at mess halls now they are tmmediately recognized, and mess personnel may take pa1ns to see that conditions are improved : 4\Jring their brier presence at meal time. If enlls ted men make the in spections, they would go through the chow lines un recognized. Major Kienth told the coun cil some or the problems the mess halls here face. FOr one thing, he sa1d, the proper proportion or cooks to en listed men is 1 to 50. Here the ratio is 1 to 79 men. GI's an Tyndall Field eat 40 tons or rood a day, he said, and the transportation difficulties in bringing this rood to T ;)'!ldall are enormous due to the lack or rail racil i ties. Milk, ror instance, must come by rail from Chicago to Pensacola, and then from Pensacola to TYndall by truck. Major Kienth sa1d that a breakdown or bakeries at Dothan, Ala,, recently had affected Tyndall Field, and that orolls are being baked .t the post bakery to make up Lhe shortage. Mess hall coffee 1snt good as it should be, he said, because the corree beans must be ground. here .ana the \Jnrrs on the T/F gr1naers are worn out. The coffee being run through the grinders twice, but even then it is not properground. New burrs have been ordered. As to whY salt and pepper so Sreq uen tly are missing rrom the mess hall t ables, the said he coulcln t it. Cpl. William James of the Photo Section, show scenes Wacs' next game will be against the Eglin Field Wacs ___ f_r_o_m_t_h_e __ B_a_m_e_. __ T_h_e __ Ty_n_d_a_l_l __ t_e_a_m __ l_ed __ __ t_h_e __ f_o_u_r_th_J __ ________________________ RECORD-BREAKING 'OLD TO GET NEW ENGINES WISCONSIN CADET IS NAMED AS THIS WEEK'S GUNNER OF THE CLASS A/C Clifford c. Chase, of FOnd au Lac, Wisconsin, was named the ltadlng gunner or Class 44-29 following his scoring or 140 1n the final comprehensive examination. The twentyf1 ve year old gunner entered the service August e, 1943 at M1am1 Beach as an enlisted cadet. He was sent to south carol1nas Erskine col for C.T .D. schooling and. then to Nashville, wher e he' was class! tied as a bom1 bardler. ) steady job arter the war, one which would still permit hlm to occasionally pursue hls hobbles or golfing ana hunt ing. Incidentally, the new gunner of the class revealed that h1s last c1v111an job was with a f1 rm engaged ln the manuractur!ng or B-4 bags, the overnight suitcases issued to atr crew members. Here are h1s other gunnery school r eco rds: Cal. 50., .. 96 Skeet ... 88 TUrrets .. 98 Moving Base,,.73 Air, Rec,, .80 Tower Range 88 S 1ghting 90 Jeep Range,,,,I6 Chase names his hours on the moving base range as the most l interesting phase or the gun\ nery school here, and when questioned as to his ravor1tej rree-t1me o ccupation, he sm1l\ ed and replied: "\.D:lat else but 1 Your Best Bet. hit the sack! But turning W A R B O N D S serious ror a moment, affirmed that he wanted a INTER-SECTIONAL ORIENTATION DEBATES MAY BE INAUGURATED AT TYNDALL Debates among teams re presenting the different sec t1ons on the field may become a part or the orientation Program. captain o. o. Freeman, pcist special service and orienta t1on officer, announced this today following his return from a conference at Maxwell Field or o .rt entation orr1cers from all the flexible gunnery schools 1n the Eastern Flying Training command. It plans now 1n the making work out as ant1c1pated, a rteld championship team will be selected and sent, on detached service, to compete with teams from otner EFTC stations. The plan ror making orienta tion more 1nterest1ng by in jecting competition 1nto the program was suggested at the Maxr.ell Field conference Captain Freeman and his was acted upon favorably, The orientation officers toured Maxw Field during the conference, visiting that station<; war room ana observing orientation methods in use there. BOHD QUOTA IS MORE THAH DOUBLED civilian and military personnel at this AAF station more than doubled their quota in the Flfth war Loan ori ve. captain Reed salley, war Bond otricer, announced that total sales !n bonds at TYn dall had reached $226,601, rar over the $100, ooo goal or the campaign. Old TY-49, a proud B-17, has at last gone in to the hangar ror a major overhaul. But not before she established a rec ord or 1,134 h ours and 15 m1nutes of flying time a major overhaul on any of her four engines. Old 49, as she is affection ately called by her crew, had flown longer withOut a major overhaul than any other Dlane ever new. Mechanics on the Tyndall flight line this week dis covered one or the Fort s tour 1,200 horsepower wrtgLt cyclone engines needed major repair job, but otherwlse she was in excellent condition. Four new cyclones will be placed in her and Old 49 will be ready duty again.
Page 2 I Target PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR PERSONNEL OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD, PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA. Copy Prepared under Supervision of Relations Officer. printing and Base graphic & Reproduction Sect !On: Art w ork by Department of Tra1n1ng i ng Department. PU bl i C Photo Draft-Tbe Tyndall Target receiYes aterial supplied by Cap !lewspaper Service, liar Dept., 11011 E. 42nd St., New York City. llateri al credited to CNS aay !lOT be republished with oc .prior oenision rroa C!IS. HE PREVAIL We knew h i m as Tom or Ed or Joe or Willie--a mild-mannered kid with an outlandish haircut and a friendly grin. We watched him, in the days before Pearl Harbor, tinkering with a high school jalopy down the street or driving a truck o r building a radio set. For 20 years some of us had been preaching to him against war. A few of us told him he'd be a sucker to fight for any cause. Then--the Japanese stabbed us in the back and boasted they would dictate peace terms in What would this American boy say to that? Did he believe,the poitroons, knaves and among his elders who told him life was dear and peace was sweet, even at the risk of chains and slavery? All the world knows the answer now. "Send us some 'l!lore Japs!" he said at Wake Island, digging in to fight and die. "Saw sub, sank same," he reported, watching a D-boat plunge to its "Scratch one flat-top!" he yelled into his radiophone as another Rising Sun sputtered out beneath the waves. And from his fox hole on Guadalcanal he shouted: "Come on,.Japs! Don't keep your ancestors waiting!" His young voice, his American voice has sent a war-cry clear across the world. And he who tinkered with a balky flivver now drives two thousand winged horses through the sky. His guns have the crack of doom. He hurls.thunder b olts upon f orts and battleships. His power rocks the walls of proud German cities--this boy from the street corners and the f arms of America. This b oy saw, through the fog of doubt, Honor's clean white plume. He saw the red badge of Courage. He saw Faith's eternal flame. Boldly he follows them into the bloody fight. And by their grace he m ust prevail--for the earth is at stake and all Mankind is waiting for his shout of victory. --From AAF Blue Network Broadcast 'WIM'.S TO VICTORY IN MEMORIAM At 1815 hours 10 July 1944 four aviation cadets uf section I-5 and an instructor gave their lives for the country in which they lived, loved and were willing to die. Their story is not a story of glorious victory or glowing deeds but it is the story of five youPg Americans who made the supreme sacrifice doing the job that was required of them. Their death was not surrounded by glam our or flag-waving patriotism; no, it was a routine business to do a necessary job in this great battle for Liberty. These men are heroes as surely as if they died i n combat flying against and fighting the enemy. When they left the ground on this purely routine flight THE TYNDALL TARGET KNow YouR PLANE HAWKER "HURRICANE I I" TYPE: Single-seat fighter monoplane. WING: Low-wing monoplane whose inner wing panels are straight and whose outer wing panels are dihedralled. Outer wing panels are swept back on the leading edge and tapered on the trailing edge. Round wing tips. FUSELAGE: Oval-shaped with long pointed nose. TAIL UNIT: Fully cantilever tail assembly. Vertical fin is integral with the fuselage. Tail plane is swept-back on the leading edge and tapered on the trailing edge. Round tips. POWER PLANT: A new series Rolls-Royce "Merlin" engine with a two-speed supercharger and stepped-up output. Air-scoop directly below the cockpit. SPAN: 40 feet. LENGTH: 31 feet 4 inches. ARMAMENT: Either 12 Browning cal. 303 guns (Hurricane IIb) or four British Oerlikon 20 mm. shell-firing aerial cannon with a rate of fire of 2,400 shells per minute (Hurricane IIc). Provisions for fitting racks to carry 500 pounds of bombs. MAXIMUM SPEED: 374 mph at 18;500 feet. CEILING: 35,000 feet. they knew that glory and gain would not be theirs,. they knew that even in this job of preparing for the bigger job ahead, risks would be encountered. Were they a little frightened? Of course they were; they were as human as you and I, and yet they knew that it was necessary for them to be taught and so be prepared for actual battle. Five men that we knew and associated with are martyrs to a cause stronger and greater than they, martyrs to the dream and hope of every one of uu: a free land for a free people. Although they are dead, they are not really gone because they will live again in the heart and spirit of every man whq loves liberty as he loves life. If they could tell us how they feel, I know that they would say that we should not grieve too much because they died fighting for a great cause, for a great belief, America! Who can do more than give his life for what he believes to be true? Every time a plane takes off, every time a gunner graduates frcm Tyndall Field, every time a man thinks of America, these dead shall again live! No man shall be forgotten gave his life to the ideals of life, liberty and equality as long as America stands firm and righteous behind the principles of Democracy for which those Americans lived and died. -LEONARD .A. ZUCICEIIIIAN 2nd Lt., .Air Corp July 15, 1944 '1-' COLVMN TUGBOATS AND SEX They stood on the top of Coit Tower, the young ensign and the sweet youg thing. She never won a scholarshipat Oxford but she was defini te.iy talenteo. Suddenly she pointed. "Well, for heaven sakes," she ex claimed. "Look at the big transport. It's broken." "I don't see anything wrong with it, he said, looking over San Francisco Bay. "Silly, look at all those little tugs pulling it," she said. "It must be broken. He laughed a superior little laugh. "No, dear," he said. "The tug boats push those big l:1ners out of the harbor because the captain doesn't dare start his powerful turbines until he has space to control 30,000 tons on the loose is liable to sweep the dock away. It's even liable to ruin the liner itself. There's too much power there to fool around with. SEX IS LIKE THAT. IT'S THE MOST POWERFUL THING IN THE BODY OF A MAN. THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T TURN IT LOOSE UNTIL YOU ARE SAILING SAFELY IN MARRIAGE. "But can't they control it by runni the motors slow?" the s.y.t. asked curi ously. "Yes, they could," the young ensign said, "b1,1t suppose a tide were to hit it and throw the ship out of control. The Lord only knows what would happen. So a good .captain doesn't take a chance." SEX C-A-N BE CONTROLLED. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. A LINER C-A-N BE CONTROLLED TOO. TOO FREQUENTLY IN THIS SEX BUSINESS THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS. A REAL MAN DOESN'T TAKE THE CHANCE! "Actually," the young ensign said slowly, "the captain isn't running the ship now. When they are in dangerous harbor waters, he turns over the control of the ship to a Pilot who knows the shoals and the mine lanes. The Pilot knows the danger spots ... and he knows how to avoid them. 1900 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ... THAT'S THE CREDENTIALS CHRISTIANITY GIVES TO IT PILOTS. IN THE MATTER OF SEX, THE WIS MAN ... LIKE. THE WISE CAPTAIN ... FOLLOWS THE PILOT'S_ DIRECTIONS. "Well," pouted the s .y.t., "the captain seems very silly to me. I think he's sort of a coward if he's afraid to take the ship in himself; "Look, sugar," the young ensign patted her blonde head tenderly, the way you do to a little blonde child, "the captain of that boat has made eight trips to the Orient with troops. And because he's brave enough not to take chances, he's got through safely each time. It takes a brave man not to take chances, and a brave man to know how really weak he is ... as brave as I'd always like to be. See, honey?" "Oh, Gerald!" said the sweet you thing. "You're wonderful! 11 Eyewitness battle stories by soldiers for soldiers; AorAeous Aals; cartoons; AaAs; action photos; puz zles; Aames; maps; latest G.I. news-that's just a rough idea of what you get for a nickel when you buy Yank, the Army weekly, at the PX. Or, you can send two bucks to Yank, 205 East 42nd Street, New Vork City, andreceive 52 big, 24-pase issues by mail. Remember the address--Yank, 205 East 42nd Street, New York City.
A HATTER OF CHOICE: In the days of Queen Elizabeth, tis said, some of the ladles liked to curl up with a good book, while others preferred simply to curl up with one of the pages. ith the arrival of thl tie o I the year hen it rain at tile drop of a hat, one of the lield'a that the youthful ebera of Capt. Brunner' graaainl detail be equipped ith .o.ara, in addition to graaa aeed and fertilizer., .One o the neateat loolcinl aatabliahenta on the field i the Turret area in the rear of the in PX. The boy Jreep the 1rounda ell and have put up n .. inl the varioua atreeta. project ia the reault of tbe coe bined effort. of the Jnatructora and their atudenta and i ell oriJe a laided tour, even thou-h you Y have difficulty locatinl Radio City, S/sgt. James W1111s O f the F11e Room Informed us that Lt. and Mrs. BrL t: of 't1ndall Field recently announced the birth of a son and W1111s want ed to know 1! the child could be called a 'Little Bratt? Father norneys champ1onsh1p ii: 15 .A.M. volleyball team continued along 1ts sensational w1nn1ng streak last TUesday by &mashing through With two victories over the P. T. ag gregatton. Tb,e games were h1gh-11gbted by the enve111ng or a new secret weapon by the Dorney AllStars. '!be weapon is reputed to be tn the rorm or a 6'3' lieuten ant with a powerfUl overhead drive. Despite Lt. Lewis' stellar errorts ror the P.T. sextet, Sgt. Bowell and his mates appeared weak and powerless against the vaunted opposition. Incidentally, the Dorney .All-stars are issuing a challenge to all takers. Prospective victims may arrange for games with Father Dorney at the Chapel or Lt. Don Moore at the special Services Office. The folloinl paragraph ill quoted /rom the July 1, 1944, Buckingham Field in a column headed Section C-1: 'The future of Stone (our on Erneat 'Hardroclc' Stone, post aer1eant-major until aeveral month alo) look exceedinllY (a he the million to be made fro a cat ranch. The career .,.hould atart ith a couple of all_ey cata--at no expenae The nuaber of cat ould aultiply to feed thi ranch of cata, a ranch of rata ill be aet up adjacent to it. The cata will eat the rata, thereby eliminating the expenae of feeding the cata the cata themaelvea will be skinned on a r atio for their fur and the carcaaaea will be fed to the ratlf, cauaing a buain at 100% profJt--to come into existence. The cats ill eat the rata and the rats ,111 eat the cats and I hall nave nothintl .but fur! (Whoever waa reaponaible for Stone's transfer to the Winl Headquarters at Buckingham just lot him out of here under the wire; for who know.a, the T/F Headquarters might now be divided into three large sectiona aergeant-major'a office and two lar 1e ranchea. mlxed chorus group which meets every Thursday at 7 P.M. tn the Post Chapel seems to be orr to a successfUl start. However, Lt. zucker, ass is tan t spec! al services' Officer, announced that more voices are needed and enlisted men, officers and their w i vea are invited to Join the grouP. A quartette from the est T/ F musical organization is schedUled for a WDLP appearance on next Friday's air show from the !1eld Cpl. Harry Bard!, 1 ong the Targe t s copy boy and starr artist, checked out on one or the recent shipments. UPOD his departure the Target surrered an amputation or its right arm. In addition to tack1i11g his work with a conscientiousness rarely round, Bardi a.lways:ythe soldier. He checked his section bulletin board with the fervor and regularity or an evangelist conS'Ulting his bible. youn&, gooa-natured, naive and eager-they Just dont come any better than Bardi. The e fro111 the Penaacola NaYal Station dropped by last --SECTION I-4--Ciass Thanks To Instructors It was Just six weeks ago when we started to hear the usual "horror rumors about gunnery school at TYndall Field. so it was with apprehension that we boarded the train at Maxwell Field and m .ade the short trek here. However, the clouds were rbrrmed with gold the first few days. SWimming on a fine beacll, and the information that we were to be treated as enlisted men served to send our morale si!Y-high. What could be more desirable than an end to the vicious g1g1 system, and a life or comparative leisure on the beach? But our dreams were brought to a screechlng nalt w1tb. the be ginning or classes. Where did all that ertvisioned sack time dis ap];>eaT? What happened to tht country club atmosphere? In Just one day we realized that gunnery was not a thing to be taken lightly; that here was a course that had to be learned, and 1 earned thoroughly, for 1n the not too distant fUture our very lives would be dependent upon our training here. Amazingly enough, we next dis covered as ngadgets," we were supposed to set an example for the field. Let it be said now that most or us are former G. I. s, coming !rom virtu ally all branches or the army, and with at least a year's service on our records. Thus, perhaps we weren t quite as .responsive to the idea or our being examples as we should have been. .After two weeks or tiresome, but highly important class work, the time began to pass very raptdly. First the ranges, and then the climax or gunnery school --flying in the "Forts." NOW we have fired our last shot in the battle of TYndall and received our first wings. so its on to advanced bombardier ing, and eventually our missions. BUt bero .re leaving, we, the cadets or Class 44-29 extend Saturdar ith a eracker-jaclr aoftball t ... which had little difficulty in our c. The held at PT Area 2 and e underatand the crod or hand lor the ould have dOne juatice to a doable-header at Yankee Stadiu And hlle on the aubject of porta, the Tornado are acheduled to eet the Marianna nine up at Marianna on Auguat 9 in the firat round of the EFT'C b4taeba11 t-rnament. So far, Marianna h taJren the Tornadoea over the hurdle tice, but we hereby lo on record as predicting that the Tornadoe: ill atill be in the tournaent after the Marianna 1a-. TJt.e chief trouble in the peat to 'a.e ith the peighbor the north ha been a underestimation 011 the part of the TYndall player. We don't think hiatory iii repeat for the third tl/ffll. IN CONCLUSION: The race flushed, but being a good Plumber, there was no noise. --SECTION I-6.;. .. Sack T I me He r a I d ed As Panacea By Scribe Hello, dear people! DO you wake up screaming--Are you irritableDo friends annoy you? WhY trouble yourself with remedies or quacks. Try the I-6 panacea. the cure-all ror everything that annoys the soldier. What is this new marvel working drug? Oh yes, it 1s sack Time!" I stmply love this rainy weather. BUgs Eschert, der FUehrer or Flight 4-B, is racking his brains and pulling his hiar (?) vainly attempting to !1nd three' corporals ror his !light. Kr. .Anthony what should I do? The two great fishermen or Barracks 413 have been fishing recently--result--Kardus and Leary s Fish Kark.e t. "I r you want it we got it--Ka!ilta our specialty, Professor LOmbardo has been delivering his very procreant lectures on the sex Life or a Bumble Bee. Next week he intends to discuss in detail (and field strip) the left rear leg or a genuine Paleozoic cockroach. SCENE: Local Barber Shop. (.Any similarity to actual places or persons is purely intentional.) Good morning. "Trim please. clip, cllp-TOnic? 'NO!" Shampoo? "NO!" "NEXT! we ruin more heads or hair that way. well three more weeks to go and well leave !Yndall Field, Who knows--you may hear from me again. (Editor' Note: The above column as judged to be the beat turned in by a Section I unit. The re porter and his asaiatanta will receive weekend paases to ton.) our thanks to all the ins true tors ror the fine training received, and to our classmates, the hope that someday well be !lying on the same ship. --.A/C W,J, Bradbury By COB and RUTSTEIN QUESTION: WHICH IS '!OUR FAVORITE? PFC. ALTON H. LINDERWAN, Yr illion, Kana: 'My favorite _,_ ia 'Look.' I believe it i the beat up-to date pic ture-atory ltlany hiatoric picture are compared to preaent dey life. It has everythin---humor, fic tion and the latest ar ne SGT. GUIDO M. ITALIANO, Wor ceater, 1/aaa.: 'When it come to 'Look' i .,Y favorite, I pick it for several reasons, aiiJOftl them, lood atories, excel lent picturea. S/SGT. LESLIE H. EDGERTON, South Bend, .Ind.: 'I like 'Yank' magazine beat. It live the inside information on all the theater of operation. Also, I let a Icicle out of the 'Sd Sack.' SGT. M.D. JR., Dallas, Texas: 'Yank' head Y 1 i. t I t I i VIII the inaide dofle onArylife, aervea aa an ex /or the .. oana and groan of all the cuy in 1he aervice and haa the beat articles and rite-up fro war thea tera and the ho-front. PVT. BARRY J. FIELDS, Garnett, Kansas: 'My favorite --azine i 'Eq u ire. other features I enjoy the Yrla iirls and various pin-up photos. SHELDON COOPER, Brooklyn, "Life ia the a-azine I like beat. It give me a true pictorial tory of th a t 1 n t ere t every man in the service, San Francisco--"ln France," the Jap radio burbled in a broadcast picked up here, "the Allied armies are retreating haphazardly inland."
Page q It was cold and wet as we stalked through the East Arabian underbrush, scattering vari-colored l izards from the path with our "Fongoys," or native scratchers. The moon was full and it shone hazily through low-lying clouds which spattered fitful bursts of rain on our l ittle safari. The weather that morning was excellent for the bagging o f that elusive and ferocious animal f o r which we had come thousands of miles. Almost unknown in the B ook of Knowledge, unheard of in the Museum of Natural History, but entirely familiar to readers of "The Army Cook Book," is that rare and vicious animal, the spam. Its squarish body and pungent odor are certain identification in the field. The wary spam-hunter, once he has caught a whiff of that peculiar odor, lies flat on his back, signalling the others in his party to do the same, and proceeds to trap this creature in a very cunning way But, back to our safari, as we trek onward, eyes alert, noses raised to the night air, expectantly. Suddenly there is a yell, and the leading native boy falls writhing to the clasping his nose. The odor of a spam permeates the air, and at a signal, the entire party drops to the ground. The lead boy, now recovered from his nasal accident, drops back !or orders and holds a whispered conversation with the chief hunter. He then quickly calls a b oard meeting of the native guides, and, having pro d uced a board of the c orrect length, they g o into action. Meanwhile, it has become apparent to .-. \ \ *''. \ \ \ \ '\' .::: -.=..=-.::. THE TYNDALL TARGET BY PFC. LEONARD RUTSTEIN lllustrated 'by Sgt. Marshall Goodman every member of the party that the danger is well at hand. At any moment, the great square body of a disagreeable female spam may come charging through the underbrush at us. It is just this event, however, which is being prepared for at this moment, by the native b oys. Out of the baskets which they have been carrying on their heads for two hundred miles into the East Arabian wilderness, comes a wierd variety of equipment. Heavy metal sheets are unrolled and layed on the ground, and tanks of acetylene and oxygen are being connected to blow-torches. In another part of the clearing, a native artist gathers together his brushes and gets up a tremendous canvas. Cans of paste, strips of metai, and a small vacuum-pump complete the collection of spam-trapping paraphernalia. Under the skillful hands of native craftsmen, a large metal trap is being welded together,-
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RUSSIAN FRONT 3 0 M; I e s to Ge r rna n So j I War on German soil is something that has been unknown for many years. And to many Germans it has long been something' unthinkable. But within a very few days it may be a reality. At some points, the amazing Russi an army is less than ::0 miles from the East Prussia border, and from Moscow on came the state ment that if the present state of advance continues that border will be crossed before the week ends. The Germans now hold less than 4,000 square miles of pre-war territory--a salient to the east of Latvia--and on Wednesday a new big drive was launched aimed at ousting the Nazis from that area. At some points on the central front, the Russians have come as far as the GermarrRussian border established on the Bug River after the fall of Poland in 19al. As this is written, there is fighting in the streets of Wilno, the former Polish city which Lithuania took over in 1939. Russian troops have fought past the city, virtually encircling it, and a huge force is steadily pounding its way toward Riga, Latvian capital on the Baltic Sea. If the Russians reach the Baltic in their northeastward drive, some 30 German divisions wil. l be trapped unless they withdraw hurriedly. I NV AS ION FRONT Slo wly But Surely Impeded, Allied quarters said, by bad weather, the invasion of France pro gressed slowly by steadily. Caen France's seventh largest port, a battered city, finally fell to the British. The Americans on the other end of the :Normandy front have taken La Haye du Puits, are encircling the port of Lessay and are fighting fiercely for St. Lo, which the Germans apparently hope to convert into a fortress-city of ruins such as Cassino became in Italy. Caen, some Allied leaders declare, will be more valuable than Cherbourg. C aerv h a inland, on the Orne River, but the facilities the river bank are more suited to receiving heavy equipment than are the quays at Cherbourg, which was primarily a port for passenger vessels. Using bombers and long-range artillery to blast at communications and thus throw the front ranks of Germans into confusion, the Allies have met terrific resistance but on the other hand they are making a terrific offensive. The battlegcound is fast approaching the open plains, where armored forces will be able to maneuver more easily. The Berlin radio declared that Ameri can divisions were pouring into Normandy direct from the United States, without making the stop-over in England. [ TIHE TRENDS 1 ONE YEAR AGO The U.S. fleet met the Jap fleet in Kula Gulf near New Georgia Island. The ene.y was de.;iail'ely defeated. Syracuse, ancient city and port on the island of Sicily, fell to the All i ea. TWO YEARS AGO The German High Conmand announced that the great Russian naval base of Sevaatopol had fallen to the hun. German a rtillery waa shelling Leningrad. German troops captured T.he Russians were falling back on al-.oat fhe entire front. THREE YEARS AGO German troops captured Latvia, Lithuania and the western part of White Russia and also the Ukraine. Lwow aurrendered to German troopa. The Finne occupied the Aaland Islands. Germane were advancing 25 mile a day on the Ruaaian front, Minsk fell. FOUR YEARS AGO Britiah warships destroyed the French fleet inythe ftarbor of Oran. The aircraft carrier Illustrious waa sunk by a German aubar ine. TIVE YJ'ARS AGO Ger .. any waa aetting in motion the plan to ally with Ruaaia and thua bar the need of a twoIron t war. PACIFIC FRONT Our Costliest Operation "It was an ugly spectacle of senseless dying." That was the way one war correspondent described the end of Japanese resistance on Saipan, the former Nipponese base in the Marianas. Saipan' a capture took 25 bloody fightring days. It was the most costly operation that American troops have attemptr ed. But it moved the Pacific fighting Some Japs swan toward Tokyo front a thousand miles closer to Tokyo. It is probable that nearly 00,000 Japanese soldiers died defending the ?a mile square island. A thousand or more surrendered--the largest number of Jap troops to lay down their arms in the war thus far. In the closing days of the struggle, Jape by the hundreds committed suicide with hand grenades, by swimming into the ocean toward Tokyo and by hope less charges against the Americans. But it cost heavy American casualties, too. The figures showed: 2,359 killed, 11,481 wounded, 1,213 missing. Putting the new mid-Pacific base to use already has begun. U.S. planes already are using former Jap air fields. And, with Tokyo and Manila both less than 1,500 miles away, Saipan's capture gives the Allies another base from which long-range bombers can hit the Jap mainland. Guam is not far from Saipan, and that once-American island has been hit re P eatedly by warship guns and by bombs. Toward Tokyo lie the Bonin islands, site of a major Japanese base and a possible ncar-future target for the Americans. A Trapped Army Struggles Another big J ap force--some 40 ,O< strong--has started to drive to from a New Guinea death-trap. These 40,000 Japs are trapped in the Wewak sector. They are attempting to break through to the NipQcinese bases on the northwestern end of New Guinea. The force of Jape, cornered there when the Allies by-passed them to land further west on the New Guinea coast, are cut off from help, and are badly in need of supplies. It's a case of breaking out of the trap or starving to death. There has been no announcement as to how their offensive is progressing, but several sharp skirmishes have taken place. ITALIAN FRONT Two Ports Are Pounded Livorno, which when we went to school was called Leghorn, and Ancona, on the Adriatic Sea at the opposite end of the lB:>-mile Italian battle line, were being shelled. by Allied artillery this week as United Nations forces slowly pushed the rejuvenated Germans back toward the "Gothic Line." The cities were eight miles ahead of the Allies. Both Livorno and Ancona are important ports, and their eventual capture Will play an important role in the advance against the Gothie Line, one of Ger many's last two natural defense lines in Italy. Through the two ports the AlliE Will be able to ship the and equip ment needed to chase the Nazis out of Italy. Some diplomatic sources in neutral countries said that there were indications the Germans intended an "early and total" retreat from Italy. Heavy artillery fire by the stubbornly defending Germans is making the Allied advance a slow and business. The Germans apparently have been strongly reinforced with many thousands of fresh troops. These might be, of course, service troops from the northern Italian areas.
J u 1 y 1 5, 19 --SECTION I-7--CADET, WITH 2 YEARS OF SERVICE, SOUGHT FOR "DRAFT EVASION Flight III is the most dis tinguished l ooking group around! under A/C Mullet M. Goolsby w e have the be. s t rout step on the J1eld. A/C Jesse George, who says he is going to save only the WACS at the beach this summer, has been quoted as knowing !or a fact that Hr. GOolsby was hurrying 1outside .during a fire drill with stripes on his pajamas; three big gold ones at that. Some stories of the week: A/C Al "Butterball" Getz, 200 pounds of Texas pride and joy, in the Sperry Ball. section III being the best represente d nightly at ye Olde Beere Halle" ... The G.I. who, after two years of voluntary happy service, and one year C f cadets, was informed by his first sergeant that the FBI had been looking !or him for a y ear and a hal! for no less than "Drart Eve.sion. TWo down and rour to go. That s the score or Class 44-32. I havent heard of any casualties so far but there's a lot or time left. we Shall see. I have a story to this reek, not about a student but ibout an officer in our squadron. :fhe officer is Lt. w. F. Landers or Section I-7. It all happened fast Sunday, one or the students was in town waiting ror his wife to come in on the early train. In the meantime, a telegram was received at the orderly room stating that the mans wife would not arrive until 11 P.M. that night. Naturally the man was very upset by all this and was out on the proverbial limb. The C Q meanwhile called Lt. Landers and asked i! there was anything he could do, He ins true ted the c. Q. to write the man an overnight pass. Now all this was natural enough but the problem or who was going to sign the pas s arose. It turned out that the Lt., of his own rree will, met the msn at the station at 10:30 P.M. and his pass. our hats orr to 'OU Lt. Landers, the army could tse a lot more like you. And now to student activities. A lot or guesswork has be en in progress. this week about who the gunner or the class will be. Pvt. Paul Jansen was seen gaz ing at his one and only's picture while comfortably parked on the well known sack. He had that certain look in his eye that tells what he s thinking. He says I look the same way at Betty's Picture and every other Q. I looks at his "certain somebody. Maybe hes got something there. Pvts. Wilfred H Lewis and John H. Lewis (no relation) are having quite a reud on the relative merits of AM's and armorers. Wilfred (the AM) claims the guns wouldn't be any good if the plane fly. John comes back Nith the ract that the planes wouldn't be much good without the guns. Quit arguing, fellows, youre both right. or maybe one or you readers can solve it for them. MY being a radio man makes me neutral. I think Pvt. Hewitt summed up the way most GI's reel when he remarked, "I dont want to win the war single-handed, .r just want to help get it over with. New York (CNS)-Harry Marrin was fined $250 and jailed for five days because, according t0 a Manhattan m agistrate, "your transactions in the onion black market smell to high heaven.'' THE TYNDALL TARGET "B eaut:y and t:he Beach" Take a pretty gal, put her in a bathing suit with a beach as the background and you've a picture that's pretty hard to beatw However, should the lass you take be Carole Landis, then you've really got something special, as a gander at the gal inttantly reveals. Carole, who sends greetings to the men of Tyndall Field, will next be seen on the screen of the Post Theaters on Fri day, in a pic entitled "Secret Command." Pat 01 Brien gives the orders in this film, which shouldn't be a bad set-up with Miss Landis on the receiving end. Page 7 --BOAT COHPANY-T/F 'SAILJERS' BOAST LEGENDARY BROOD OF CHARACTERS The old sailors' home nestled awa y at the root or the East Bay bridge is fostering a legendary brood or cha racters. F'r instance there is this guy Pre. James Bradberry who is practi cally an international rigger, espe cially in the teeming met ropolis o! Panama City. And then the r e is Pre. Roy who gets Sinatra rrom the rrans without even opening his mouth. His name is murmured in some or the finest establishments in this locale. The biggest and baddest or all, though, is the swashbuckling crew or the tug T-174. The T boat is used ror all the little jobs that come up, except, possibly, chopping wood and 1r 1t could only speak ... ahhh! L i ke the night the two mad Spaniards, Sgt O'Malley and Sgt. Durry, were rrol1ck1ng around the afterdecks on the verge or a swim or something and Pre. Danny Ivester sails by in his boat with a lovely wac causing the two lads to crash dive into the blac k waters And then there's poor Cpl. Bill Herring slaving away in the galley, working his ringers to the bone to get all the guys red and soons he gets one meal d one big nasty CPl. Joe Montgomery sticks his head in the hatch and hollers, Good grief, man, yer starvin' us ta death! When do we eat on this rotten tub? Yeah, brother, it's a hard crew on the T boat! Didja hear about the old woman k1ck1ng over the traces and going out on a three-day alleged fish ing trip to Dead Lakes? Yep, Sgt. Long Tom Coker, Cpl. J, Alpha Forbes and Cpl. Bill Prish all Piled into Prishs harvesting machine and roared away! They dragged in last SUnday night with stories about big ones that got away. Rave on, rave an. The horseshoe duel smoldering --PH A S E C HE C K----K EWE M K A P E R S ( C6 ) -back 1n barracks 2 also came to a Apalach Scare False Arkansas Defended By head last SUnday. Steel rung on steel, the dirt flew, as Pre. Alarm; Lt. Gets Williams; PT "Ersatz "PoPMahorneyandS/Sgt. curly MCNeil gritted out a 15-15 tie Perfumed Gift Being Sought and the grandstands Just roared! The Phase Checking Departlftent rt happened during a lull in All hands are proud or the newly is anxiously awaiting the first one or those musical sessions in completed PX and most or them group or students to be checked the Q.ark recesses or an uninhab-!mow who pushed the Job through in the recently acquired Emerson ited bay. Jo'hnnie "Doc wn-so rast. To M/Sgt. Fred Hobbs, TUrrets. l1ams, the QM office courier, old Army rrom way back, "Well Because the Army Air Forces came to the defense or the fair done! starr desired that phase checks state or Arkansas. He admitted SAIWER OF mE WEEK: Pvt. James be given in the fifth week o r .that such names as snagtooth sam P. GantE, who just copped the 5th school, the single men or the and Polecat Pete in Arkansas were War Loan Drive benefit golr department were "sweating ror were not !1ct1tious, but asserted match. Gantz is a well-known fear they would be sent to that there were lots or Smiths name in golfing circles. He won Apalachicola, but now that the and Browns. the New England Professional schedule has been revised they we wonder 1r S/Sgts. Porter snd OOl!ers Association CUI>, the same are once more at ease. Ramey have thought or a substi-ror the South Eastern District, Anyone knowing the identity or tu te ror PT, more familiarly. the Gainesville, Fla. open tour-the anonymous person sending a known as physical torture. In namen t, and the Lake county box o-r soap de Jour, the true case you do, notify Cpl. Leonardi Country Club, Eustis, Fla. "Toilet soap, to Lt. oeorgeson Each morning many or our postHis home club is Concora, N.H., will keep it to himself. The war problems are being solved by snd before the war Gantz was one MYstery will be. unraveled snd all that ram1liar twosome, Andrews or those guys you read about: will be informed at a later snd King. I am sure that the winters in Florida, sUlllmers in date. Detective J,N. a. is on people or North carolina and New England, following the little your trail. Beware! Virginia would be interested in white pill over the fairways to The Ins true tors Club Party their decisions. success. held a big attraction ror the Good luck to epl. carl Bachman He enlisted as an aviation Instructors or the Phase Check on his transfer to the Para-ca<;I.E!t. and was in navigators Department, and our own Sgt. troops. Geronimo! school when some Louisiana hay HUgh B. Holcom b was the first to For the information or all, rever removed him to the ranks. walk away with the well known cPl. Johnnie Hnylka can now be He was attached to the Rescue "'SDiri ts. LucJcy boy! round near the rootlocker sec-BOat Squadron as a navigator but our softball team continues to tion or Ql1 warehouse 2. until such an opportunity opens make a good showing in the league James GantE, champion, nav !gates and will soon turn out in new 1----------------t a truck. When asked about postRED Jerseys. such a sort color! war plans he gave us one or his we wonder who's responsible. a little bit uncomfortable; maybe ready grins and stated that he'd p rc. Eagle appeared ror work the next time he'll wear a shirt probablY play a 11 ttle golt, Monday morning red! aced and just when he goes !lshing. --SAIWER JACK
Page 8 THE TYMDALL TARGET I u 1 y I 5 19 1111 TORNADOES ROUT RAIDERS IN 1ST GAME UNDER ARCS T/F NINE HANDS MOODY FIELD 18-2 DRUBBING IN TUESDAY NIGHT GAME AT VALDOSTA AFTER 8-2 WIN OVER SAME TEAM HERE SATURDAY Dickerman Holds Raiders To 5 Hits In First T/F Night Game captain Joe Dickerman, making his second appearance on the mound ror the Tornadoes, gave up 2 runs on rive hits as his mates pounded two Moody hurlers ror 14 hits and 16 runs in a game at Valdosta, Georgia, last Tuesday night. It was the t!rst time a Tyndall Field nine has played under artificial lights. With rain railing to their disadvantage in two previous contests in one week, the Tornadoes ignored the intermittent showers which hovered over Valdosta's Pendleton Park during the early innings and went about the business or winning the ball game as though they had been playing under lights ror yars and yars. Dickernan had one bad inning in the box, the rourth, when the Raiders combined three hits and a walk to score their two The Raiders succeeded in loading the bases with 1 out arter the pair or runners had scored, but Dickerman set down the next two batters on strikes to end the 1nntng and the only serious threat or the game by MOOdY. M eanwhile, the Tornadoe.s were P erforming brilliantly in the rteld, particularly centerrielder Jack Polcynsk1, and at bat were s cattering the orrerings or Moodys Harold MCBride and his successor, Gale Stevens, all over theball park. Every Tyndall Player except Third Baseman George Mitro connected ror at least one hit, and all but Dick erman registered at least 1 in the runs column. Polcynskis ninth inning smash into right rield ror a triple, with two aboard, was the longest hit or the game and h1s third hit or the evening in r!ve trips to the plate. Chuck HOcke-nberry, playing lett rield ror the-Tornadoes, drove 1n three runs with his 3 hits in six at bats. Dickerman, in his nine inning stint, ran ned 8 and walked 7. Harold McBride, hurling 7 2/3 innings ror Moody, yielded G hits and 10 runs, striking out rive and walking 7. TYndall scored 2 runs in the tlrst, 1 in the second, another in the rirth and sixth, rour in the seventh, 3 in the eighth and rour rnoi:e in the ninth. The win was the Tornadoes third in a row over the Moody Field nine, and their rirteenth victory or the s e ason, against 8 dereats and one tie. (Nilht Game At Valdosta) TTIID.l.LL .l.B ll B 1!: p atteraon, 1b e 3 1 0 J'reean, 2b 4 2 2 0 Brown, sa 2 1 1 0 BockeftberrJ, 1r 6 2 3 0 )( 1 tro, 3b 3 3 0 0 PolcJnsti, cr 6 2 3 0 P'ranceacb1, rr 6 2 0 .l.llen, e 1 1 0 Dickeran, p 6 0 2 0 IIOODY l.oeak, 2b 0 0 0 8 tuart, rr 0 1 1 Xorsan, cr 6 0 0 0 LaDoe, 1r 3 1 0 0 !licbols, 1b 6 1 1 0 Caudle, 0 1 0 Crane, 3b 2 0 0 2 Fodrea, e 0 0 0 0 Tboaaa, c 2 0 0 1 lleBride, p 8 0 1 1 II teTena, p 1 0 1 0 Dale Livingston Chalks Up 4th Win As. Tyndall Downs Moody, 8-2 Playing their !lrst home game in two weeks, the Tornadoes last Saturday gained their second decision or the year over the Moody Field Raiders the 4-hlt pitching or Dale Livings ton. Ttfe score was e-2. Stegura, the starting Moody hurler, gave way to Gordon Beach in the 6th, who finished the contest tor the vis! tors. Pete Francesck1, one .or the new additions to the TOrnado line-up, relieved Livingston 1n the eighth. The Tornado mound ace struck out 8 batters, while giving up 3 tree passes in his 7 innings on the mound, during which he was nicked ror one or the 2 Moody tallies. Paul Brown, playing shortstop position in place or Billy Hines who was away on an emergency furlough, went 3 ror 3 to garner top T/F hi tt1ng honors ror the day. Patterson, Hockenberry and Nick orange got two bingles each, while Matonak and Livingston ac counted ror the remaining pair or the eleven Tyndall hits. The Tornadoes scored 2 runs in the 3rd and 4th and 4 in the 6th tor their total or eigb t. The Raiders pushed 1 run across in the 7th and another 1ri the 8th to account ror their pair. (Saturday's Game) IIIOODT A !I R H E J:ozak, 2b 3 1 0 1 Stuart, 1b 1 0 0 0 lllorsan, 0 1 0 LaDue, It 0 0 0 Fodr ea, c 0 0 2 Crane, 3b 3 0 2 0 ct 1 1 0 0 T eapl e, rt 0 0 2 S tesura, p 0 1 1 Be acb, p 1 0 0 0 Totals 29 2 4 6 TTIIDALL Patterson, 1b 6 1 2 0 .Freeaan, 2b II 2 0 1 Brown, SB 3 2 I 0 Bucbenaki, 88 1 0 0 0 o ranse, lt 6 1 2 0 H oetenbei'I'J, c 4 0 2 0 Allen, c 1 0 0 0 llli tro, Sb 0 0 0 T arr, rt 3 0 0 0 PolcJnsk1, rt 0 0 0 0 llatonat, ct 1 0 1 0 Fenton, ct 1 0 0 0 L i .Tinsaton, p 3 2 1 0 trranceschi, p 0 0 0 0 Atton, c 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 s 11 1 xo it we were back in eiTili&n 1 1 re, I'd tell the Colonel wb at a no good, blind robber he was I 1 WINS 2ND FOR TYNDALL Capt. Joe Dickel'llan, Tornado righthander, who chalked his second win for Tyndall in as many starts when he limited the Moody Field Raiders to 5 hits and 2 runs as his mates enjoyed a field day at the plate and banged out Jq hits and 16 runs. Dickerman's previous mound effort was a 6-0 shutout over Ellyson Field here several weeks ago. It was the fl rst shutout registered by the Tornadoes this year. PVT. JIM GANTZ WINS WAR BOND GOLF MATCH Pvt. Jim Gantz or the T/F Boat company (c-9) last week won his second straight local golr crown last sunday at the Panama country Club when he edged out PVt. Louis Broward, also or TYndall, 1n the r 1nals, 2 up. Gantz, rormer connecticut pro, and seven other TYndall gol!ers won prizes in the tourney which awarded a total or $140 in war Bonds to the various winners. Both Gantz and Broward will be entered .in the FlOrida open to be held at Lakeland, Florida, July 21-23. Broward, a member or tae t1elds Medical Detachment, is the defending champion. More than one hundred competitors are erpected to participate in the tournament, most or them profes sionals. In the ch8Jill)ionshiP ntsnt or last week's matches Gantz defeated M Ansony, 1 up in 12 holes; T. McKamy defeated J Shellhorn, 1 up 10 holes; B. Ford Jr. defeated J. Deacon, 3 and 2; Broward defeated F Burnell, 2 and 1: in the semi-tlnals aant' z downed McKamy, 4 and 3; and Brow ard downed Ford, 2 and 1. In the finals Gantz defeated Broward, 2 up. The consolation match was won by S/ Sgt. Floyd Burnell, who downed s;sgt. Ansony, 3 and 2. The winner in the !irst flight was M/Sgt. R. Cherney, who de feated Earl ward, 2 and 1. S/Sgt. Fred Larsen won the consolation prize by de rea tin g S/ Sgt. A Murphy, 3 and 2. Sgt Joe cacherio was the winner in the second night, downing E. Brown, 2 up. Bob FOrd, Jr. defeated Sgt. Luke Barnes, 4 and 3, in the consolation. Sgt. Ben Whitaker took top honors in the third night by downing G.A. Barrentine, i up. S/ Sgt. Bob Greenwald won the consolation play, defeating p, D. Fot tler, 2 up. JORNADO BOXERS DEFEAT BRONSON FIELD R I NG MEN. 6-2 TYndall's fledgling boxers last Monday night had little d1!!1-culty in proving their super1or i t;y over the Navy s Br6nson F1eld pugilists. Tyndall F1eld won the match, which held at Pensa-1 cola, 6-2. In the !irst bout, TYndall's Joe Valco lost to Green or Pensa cola when the latter landed a blow which came very close to being called low and valco was rorced to retire giving Green the Win by a. T. K. O. Mickey Graziano scored TYn dall's rirst win with a three round decision over count! in the e.venlng s second bout. Joe Ippo lito bowed to Marvin Lawrence in a close match to give Bronson their second win. In the rourth bout, Charles put on one or his best boxing exl:libi tions or the year when be rloored the Navy's Pounc1 arter one minutE -and 48 seconds in the second roun(!. Although outweighed by 12 lbs., Blankenship
THE TYNDAlL TARGET Pa;e 9 NEWS FROM THE --I-8--0DD ADDRESS BUT THE MAIL GOES THROUGH one of the strangest letters to through the hands or our mall clerks :in Section I-8 had one or. the most addresses ever to be seen on a letter. It was written to one or the graduates who is staying here. address wrltten on.it read as r"ollows: Postman, be slow, To TYndall Field, Fla., I must go; At 44-27, Bks. 444 I :Will stay 'Til Pvt. John DOe throws me a away. .,The name is fictitious, but eyerything else is authentic, and sxrange as it may seem it took lqtter only two and a half days to get down here from Massachusetts. I guess there is same thing in a woman s wri tin. g and an address like that. you fellows better get the gals back home to :io the same. We, the eliminees who have been down here for ages, wish to bid to Tyndall Field and to everyone of our friends down here. We have been down in Section I-8 .for some time and now uncle Sam has decided that we are needed somewhere else, so we must bid a hearty farewell to the many pleasures we have enjoyed in our short stay, which seemed like years to us, and take off for another base and something new in our Army careers It has been a to work with everyone of you and with the helpful officers and all the TO you ,all, farewell, and we hope that .we will see each other in TokYo real soon. so long, fellows --I-5-.DREADED WEEK WAS OVERRATED These are the ramblings and vagaries or a lowly GI in Class 44-30,, sub-section Tyndall Field, in the fair state or Florida, where the weather no matter what kind and flavor is unusual for that time of year --I-1DISCHARGED MARINE GUNNERY STUDENT After getting nothing more than scornful glances rrom my editor for my first at .writing last week, I sneak bac k to my desk in the corner and try it again. After all, a section like ours just can t be ignored regardless whose neck is sacrificed. so here goes more beadaches for my poor copyreader as I peck the week's news(?) This journalist has no intentions or starting a personality column but I do want to tip my hat to a certain or our bleary-eyed group. Pvt. Robert J, Ardaugh is the one in mind, as all .in the squadron already guessed However, he didn't distinguish himself in our service, but in a g roup known 1 ocally as the Marines. Pvt. Ardaugh, then Sgt. Ardaugh, was in the first wave or Marines to raid Guadalcanal. In the fierce fighting that followed when the Marines were taking a lot orheavy punches, he slipped through the Jap lines and shot three officers and captured a Valuable map of NiP defense POsitions in a forward headquarters eighteen mi-les behind tl:le lines. Later he was wounded by shell fragments and evacuated, receiving the Silver Star as well as the Heart for his actions. His incidentally, is addressed as Colonel and was in full command or the Marines at the fall of corregidor, but is now spending the duration in a J ap prison camp. How did Pvt. Ardaugh get in to the Air Force? Well, shhh, he was drafted ten weeks after he got his medical dis charge from the Marines!! All you fellows who live in st. Louis or thereabouts have ably danced to a certain music in our squadron. pVt. TUck tooted a mean sax for Eddie Howard s band and CpJ.. fer tooted with many of the wellknowns there too. NOW one question before I stop' this Is that insignia S/Sgt. Wells wears on his leather jacket. a symbol that he is a modern Sir Lancelot? After all, what else can you make out or a knight on a c harging steed? Oh, oh. The jan'i.tor just walked in With the waste basket and is watching closely sooo-I'll see you .next week. --The western Gale IYr/S6r 0.0 LEDBETTER f'REf TOURIST GUIDE YOUNG lADIES ONLY ------------'oH,NO, LADY/ THERES NO CATCH TO nf' --I-S--IMPROVEMENTS IN 1-8 OVERWHELM RETURNING GUNNERS; ORDERLY ROOM NEARS COMPLETION We aerial gunners who started we got the necessities that we our schooling and training over needed. We also thank all the slx weeks ago recalled Sub-Secstudents who have helped with the ticn I-8 and were a bit disap-building to make this a better pointed to think that after grad-place in which to live. Due uating it was to be our home un-credit 1s rendered to S/Sgt. D. til we shipped for further Franklin and Pvt. J. Spring, who train in g. have shipped from tb is field. 'lhe surprise was overwhelming J)Jr1ng a ramble through the when we saw the tremendous 1m-area, certain interesting things provements or this area--grass COllie to the reporter s eyes: a growing, flowers in our front new RiP van Winkle has been yard, no paper strewn around, and round, one who 1s called "Junample room for our clothes and lor." It seems to me that' this bag:;. Recently lights were inwas caught dreaming or his stalled in our huts, and floors bygone days as a The put ln nearly all the huts. author would like to know how he A new orderly room is be 1ng makes his own to take care or the 'lhe rambling reporter was over large number or men that come to see how our new for through this section each week. I-8 1s coming along and from all BUt l twill still be too small viewpoints, 1t will be well to take care or all the bus1preciated be..re. we in Triggerness" which 1t has to do. toMl want to show The dreaded or school is over for us and now l can say it was far over-rated. Everyone said it was going to be tough and I was a little frightened by stories from more advanced students. When the truth is told, I can say that all those myths were untrue. NOt only did I go through the week with only a minimum or three sick-calls, but I can also raise my right arm over my head w1 th only two t iny 1----------------------------1 Fbr all or the above rove-to Lt. L. c. EWing who ltlndly conments, and many more to come, we sented to the use or the can sincerely thank the conilnandworkshop ror the making or this ing officer or the sub-section, poster. An or the his assisting officers and his hospital, Pfc. A.J. Oshell, did efficient NCO's for seeing that the handiwork on the "Oster grunts and groans, and though they said my shoulder would be 'black and blue, I can sta'te firmly that it 1s a lie--my shoulder is only yellowish-green and it DID NOT ran orr. Sub-section I-5 is undergoing a new face-lifting or in other words, a beautification program. To all yo u other inhabitants or Tyndall Field take seriously these words or kind advice: shade your eyes or wear sun glasses when you the new renc.e across the street from the orderly room-the glow may give you snow-blindness. It it shimmers, it scintillateS!, and above all, it still stands. We were visited by hordes or little boys the other day, who with childish innocence and glee scattered hither and yon a subr stance guaranteed to grow grass on sand, or hair on the shiniest cranium. We or the beautifica tion program were happy indeed until the wind a fiendish trick and back-tracked. consequently we find that by son the mill has a beautiful and lovely odor (not unlike attar or roses) that I never knew existed before. we vehemently stand firmly behind the that "He who steps on the grass aids the Axis"--and I know you arent a saboteur, so please your dainty size 14 brogans orr our nice new lawn. PHATSO THE PHANTOM --I-3--NEW CLASS DECIDES GUNNERY COURSE WON'T BE EASY, BUT THE BARRACKS ARE SWELL 1-.llll, of r with the old and on w1 th the new. This is class 4435 putting in its bid for fame. we hope \Vbat we will be able to as well if not better than those who have us. From all appearances this course 1s not going to be easy. we have to learn a hundred things at once Just ror Do you know what group you are in? Do you know your General Ordersa etc. ? Heres a arter you know all this to you can start school. IPY, these barracks are really swell compared to what we have bem living 1n. NOW 1 r room service could only be arranged everything would be though, we realize this course 1s rough and we re ready ror 1t. somehow we think i ts on the road to Tokyo or Berlin and that suits us per re ctly. You can count on class 44-05 to stay in there and p 1 tcb no matter how close the game.
July 15, 1944 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 10 Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" POST Saturday, 'CANDLELIGHT IN ALGERIA,' James Mason. Sun. Mon. 'THE HAIRY APE, Wm. Bendix, Susan Hayward. TUesday, 'NIGHT OF ADVENTURE,' Tom Conway. 'HENRY ALDRICH'S LITTLE SECRET,' Jimmy Lyddon. Wed., Thurs. 'THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER,' Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal. friday, 'SECRET COMMAND,' Fat O'Brien, Carole Landis. RITZ Sunday, 'ALLERGIC TO LOVE,' Noah Beery, Jr. Mon., Tues., Wed., 'SHOW BUSI NESS,'. Eddie Can tor, Joan Davis. Thur., Fri., 'MEET THE PEOPLE,' Dick Powell, Lucille Ball. Saturday, 'MOJAVE FIREBRAND,' R S PANAMA Sun., Mon., 'GIRL CRAZY,' Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland. Tuesday, 'THREE COCKEYED SAILORS.' Wednesday, 'JOURNEY FOR MAR GARET,' Margaret O'Brien. Thursday, 'TENNESSEE JOHNSON,' Van Heflin, Ruth Huss e y BAY Sunday, 'GAMBLER'S CHOICE,' Chester Morris, Nancy Kelly. Mon., Tues., 'ACTION IN ARABIA,' G. Sanders, V. Bruce. Wednesday, 'MADAM SPY,' Constance Bennett. Thursday, 'HOUSE ACROSS THE BAY,' G. Raft .. J. Bennett. Fri., Sat., 'SHERLOCK HOLMES FACES DEATH,' Basil Rathbone. DOING NEXT WEE!< SUNDAY 7 P.Af. --Bingo at t.' ONDA Y 7 F. !t. --!r' o vies, fi o s pi t a 1 8:30 F.M.--Mnvies, Receiving Section TUESDAY 7 F.M.--Entertainment in Hospital Wards 8 P.M.--Dance, USO 8 Rec Hall 8 P.M. --Movies, Colored Rec Hall WEDNESDAY 12:30 P.M.. --Special Service Non-Com Meeting, Library 7 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show at Receiving Section 8 F.N.--GI Dance, Rec Hall, Permanent party only THURSDAY 7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital 8 P.M.--GI Dance, Rec Hall, Students only 8 P.M. --Dance, Colored Rec Hall 8:30 P .M.--Movies, Receving Section FRIDAY 7 P.M.--Triggertown Talent Review 8 P.M. --Movies, Colored Rec Hall SATURDAY 7 P.M.--Movies, 'Hospital 8 : 3 0 P.M. -Mo vies Trigger Town BOXING Tuesday, 8 P.M.-Weekly bouts at Post Gym Area
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