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., "'K" RATION "'ORIENTATION" While K-rations were new to the majority of T/F military personnel, there were plenty of combat retumees around to lead the way when the packaged meals made a surprise appearance on the menn here recently. Above, Cpl. John S. Belviso, veteran T/F cook, follows closely the procedure used by ETO retumee Sgt William as the latter prepares to eat his concentrated dinner. Colonel Awards Nine Medals Ceremonies Here At Special 'Medals honoring nine soldiers were presented at specia;l ceremonies Wednesday by Col. John W. Persons, commanding officer. Four were awarded at retreat, and five were presented by Colonel Persons in his office. Of those decorated in the colonel's office, S /Sgt. Alfred Lisi, a former aerial engineer, was for participating :-n more than Shelton rushed into the blazing plane to rescue the occupants. 228 hours uf combat flights in Sgt. Dutton received a Marine the South Pacific. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross. The same awa:rd went to S/Sgt. Harold S. Reynolds, Sgt. Pasquale A. Carullo and S/Sgt. Daniel. A. Boyle, .who also received the Air Medal. S /Sgt Albert J. Bonnette was. decorated with the Bronze Star. Receiving decorations at retreat were Miss Samantha Pat terson, Pana:ma City; Mrs. Nellie Faulkner, Chattahoochee, Sgt. Robert H. Dutton, Jellicoe, Tenn.; and S/Sgt. Charles E. Shelton, Lowelville, Ohio S/Sgt. Shelton received the Soldier's Medal for heroism dis played in Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea. A returning bomber, upon landing, dropped two bombs still in the bomb bay. The bombs exploded and set the plane afire. With complete disregard for personal safety, Sgt. corps Unit Citation awarded to his entire group which was attached to a Marine Corps outfit in 1942. His organization displ!!,yed outstanding heroism in effecting landings on Pacific islands in the face of fierce Japanese resistance. Miss Patterson acepted the Air Meda;l on behalf of her brother, Lt. Fred H. Patterson, now a 'prisoner of war in Germany. According to the citation read by Lt. Norman Gross, post adjutant, Lt. Patterson was cited for exceptionally meritorious achievement while participating in sustained bomber operations over enemy-occupied continental Europe. Mrs. Faulkner received the Air Medal on behalf of her son, T/Sgt. Hilla:rd R. Parrish, also a prisoner of war in Sgt. Parrish was cited for meritorious achievement in participating in bombing raids. Tornadoes Win Hard-Fought AAU Title Renews Request For '1lPA Reports Of Tyndall Quintet Has Good Chance At ...... ... ._, :;_. ... 4 ..... ..,;.,::..-J--I. Legal Officer Says Drive Takes VOL. 3, NO. 8 TYNDALL FIELD, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 24, 1945 In All Types Of TransT-F Artists have so Sh M d actions Lt. Harold Fagin, post legal officer, yesterday renewed his request that all personnel, military or civilian, who are charged more than OPA -prices bring their complaints to his office. Already two officers who had been overcharged for liquor have received refunds and the two firms that made the overcharges have been fined $25 each. Another firm found guilty of overcharging by the Panama City businessmen's OP A price panel js to be 'prosecuted in federal court. Lt. Fagin emphasized that the drive for lower prices encompasses of all kinds of transactions. He said the legal office pad been hl!lving difficulty with the local rent control panel in obtaining settlements in cases of excess rent charges, and that his office may have to t!i.ke up rent matters with higher OPA officials. Firms which persist in charg Ing prices in violation of OP A regulations are faced not only with federal prosecution but with being placed off limits for all military personnel. HOTEL OFF LIMITS The Dixie Sherman Hotel in Panama City was placed off limits in a special Headquarters bul letin last Saturday. In accordance -with War Department pol icy, no reason for the ban was made public. BUY WAR MORE BONDS Wools Go To War Your 'overcoat and your long woolen drawers are going where they will.do more good than In Florida. All woolen overcoats issued to enlisted men at this station were picked up this week and shipped to colder climes, as was all woolen under wear. Each organization was authorized retain five percent of the overcoats taken for the pro tection -of Individuals on furlough or transferred to colder areas. To .Take For Yank Orders Payday Subscription Tables To Be Set Up U ow on ay Five Entries In "Off the Record,'' a uso Army Art Contest Camp Show, will make two ap-. pearances here Monday. One Five works of art by Tyndall Field soldier l!lrtists have been selected for submission through the Personnel Services Section to the Army Service Forces national arts contest. The winning entries will be placed on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. A photograph, taken in New Orleans and entitled, "The. Light performarice will be at Rec Hall No. 1 at 6:80 p. m.; the other at Theater No. 1 at 9 p. m. Gets Three Years For Forging Check False Endorsement Causes Sol s Arrest on the Stairs,': is the entry of A Section I soldier who cashed Pfc. S.aJvatore C. Valastro.. a forged $50 check at the Tyn-Lt. Clarke C. Hambley ha:s en-dall Field facility of the Bay Nattered an oil painting, entitled, "Loading,'' showing cotton being ional Bank was convicted of vio-loaded aboard a rusty freighter. lating the Articles of War and A "finely-detailed religious sentenced to three years impris-painting in gouache, called "Pax onment and a dishonorable diset Bellum," has been submitted by charge by a generl!ll court martial You can't work your way Pfc. Vernon L. Scott, Jr.. this week. through college by selling subIn the sculptoring division, Pvt. The soldier, Pfc. Glenn Wacht, scriptions to .,Yank. William P. Reid's "The Officer,'.' a presented the. check, on a Wiscon-But orderly room personnel will woodcarving, has been entered. sin bank, the name "Pvt. get a chance to accept subscrip-A drawing, "Aerial Gunner," Saulk" as the maker. OI.l the tiona to the Army weekly next showing 81 gunner looking' down back of the check was an enpayday, Wednesday. the barrel of a machine gun, repdorsement by a "Major Johnson." A table where personnel may resents the work of Sgt. Joseph 1{. The bank requires all checks to buy subscriptions to Yank will be Rowe. be endorsed by a commissioned set up in each orderly room for officer. payday, and organizations will be SPECIAL MOVIE The court received testimony allowed to keep 10 percent of the "Objective Burma," with Errol that "Pvt. Saulk" and "Major tota:l P.roceeds to add to the unit. Flynn and Henry Hull, will be Johnson" were fictitious charac-funds. shown at the Post Theaters next ters. Yank costs $2 a year, $1 for six Wednesday a,nd Thursday 28-29 The forger might never have months. February; Due to the length of been caught except for the fact Military personnel may now the movie the performances will that a few days later he return send Yank to themselves at eith-start at 6:00 p. m., and 9:00p.m. ed with another check. This time er their miiitary address or ii_l at Theater 1, and there will be the check was good, put the sol care of their home address, or one evening performance' at 6:45 dier had'' again forged the name both. In' the latter case, the p. m. on each night at Theater 2 "Major Johnson" as the endorser, (Continued on Page Five) for 'students. and he was taken into custody. 'One More Victory Will Gain Southeastern Service League Championship An epic chapter in Tyndall Field sports was written last Tuesday night when the Tornadoes defeated the Smyrna Army Air Base Bombers in the filial ga:me of the Southeastern AAU cage tournament at Atlanta. The thrilling 58-57 triumph gave the Tornadoes their second tournament title of the season, and before the curtain falls on their 1944-45 campaign, the Tyndall courtmen may add still another championship to their EFTC and AAU crowns. With two league ga:mes left to play, they need only one more vic tory to clinch the Southeastern Service League championship. The Tornadoes meet the Dale Mabry Warhawks at Tallahassee Tuesday, and next Saturday, March 3, will play Moody Field here in what probably will be the last game of the season for the most gallant group of athletes ever to represent Tyndall Field. Four Games In Two Days Arriving at Atlanta for the A.A.U. tournament last Saturday, the Tornad_oes learned that in addition to being seeded the number one team, they would not play until Monday, with the result that they would be forced to play, and win, two games !Vfonday and two more on Tuesday in order to win llie competition. Never having, played more than one contest per day, the Tyndall cagers were faced with the prospect of playing four games1 within less than 36 hours agairuit top-notch opposi-(Continued on Page Four)


PAGE TWO li d II Ta et rgJ-_____ PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE PERSONNEL SERVICES SECTION FOR PERSONNEL OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD,. PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA. TARGET OFFICE IN BLDG. 351, PHONE 3111. Copy prepared under Supervision of Public Relations Officer. Photography by Base Photographic and Reproduction Section. Art Work by Department of Training Drafting Depa:rtment. The Target receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Ser vice, War Dept., 205 E. 42nd St., New York City. Material credited to CNS may NOT be republished without prior permission from CNS. expressed in articles and editorials in The Target rep resent the personal views of the individual writers thereof and should not be construed as representing opinions of the War Department. RETENTlON _OF GI INSURANCE PROVIDES MANY (Continued From Last Week) Now here' s the setup on conversion. Joe can discount what he has already paid in as a good investment in that it protected his loved ones against possible need if Joe had been a casualty. If he does thi s, his insurance would be converted at his attained age, or his actual insurance age of the of conversion, which is his nearest birthday. Joe came in the Army at 25 and was discharged three years later at 28, then takes a couple of months to get set before converting at age 28. His $10,000 worth of ordinary life will run hini $14.80 a month. At the end of one year it will begin paying a dividend. And, naturally, the older the policy gets, the more dividend appreciation. At the time of conversion Joe can elect td pay his premium monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. But, s1:1ppose Joe decides he wants to take full advantage of what he put the insurance while in the service. Thirty-six months of serv1ce at $6.7 0 a month would make. $241.20 paid in. His insurance would be converted back to age 25, and the premium, age 25, would be $13.70 a month, a savings in cost of $1.10 a month over his age 28 cost. Ordinary life premium cost over the 36 months Joe carried GI insurance would be 36 times $13.70, or a total of $493.20. Now the $241.20 Joe has already paid in would be a credit toward the $493 20 cost of 36 months of ordinary li fe. So w ith the application for the conversion "Joe w ilf have to ,in clude the sum of $252.00. That's a good bit of dough, but let's suppose Joe happened to be smart enough to have the -:ciit.) he carried a War Bond allotment <;Xll the time. h; was \""lrl the Army. It might have been tough gomg, but heres one way that War Bond allotments pay off it assures a fellow of the where-witha ll to convert his insurance' sensibly and keep all the dough he paid out paid in. Immediately upon converting Joe has a three year old policy and all the values that g o along with it: the. dividend features, too, remember. The cash value of his policy would be $266.10, or more than' the cost of converting. The paid up insurance value would be $712.80 And if something went completely haywire with Joe's income he would have enough equity in it to have created three years and 158 days extension value. Remember, too, these are guaranteed values. T e n years from the day Jo e signed up for his GI insurance, he would have about a $1,000 nest egg backing him up in the cas h value of his policy, $2,356.40 worth of paid up insurance and an extension value of 12 years, 244 days. It boils down to this: Let' s stop saying we are paying out" for insurance and say "paying in." With insurance we've taken steps to care for the folks and also to see that we, too, will have something, if sickness or business failure rear their ugly faces. Every man and woman in the service has a definite responsibility along insurance lines to see to his or her future -to prepare for emergencies while alive, and to provide for their families when they're gone." FOURTH SERVICE COMMAND. LETTERS To The Editor We were greatly perturbed b y You'll put that on your mail." At the article in last week's Target Smyrna our CO announced that at in whic h a confused Blytheville that field, we were referred to as A / T feebly_ attempted to explain Aviation Trainees. why we call ourselves P A / C s. Far b e it from a P A / C to conNo, no, no, our "abundance of ap-sider himself above. a private, for, pelations" (aircrew trainees, pre-although we, too, collect $50.00 aviation cadets, and. on-the-line per month and are assigned as trainees) does not stem from the permanent party, we lack many of theory that any title besides pri-the private's privileges. For exvate represents a promotion. Ask 'ample we may not apply for any any Stuttgart-Smyrna P A/C for specialized training during our they seem to be the only trainee months (perhaps a year) of waitthat fully understand the situa-ing for pre-flight openings. tion or are willing to .relate the Wake up, Blytheville "privates," truth, there. is a war to be won and The first day we arrived at there is no time for dreaming. Stuttgart-Army Air-Field, Ark.an-JULIUS P. MINT,JSKIN, sas, (fresh out of basic) .. our CO . P A/C Editor. explained, "Frpm here on your (Also signed by 13 o .thas ,.Pre-Aviation. Cadets. THE TYNDALL TARGET Face ..... Check;;; HAILS FROM AlPHA,N.J. AND NOW IS SUPPLY SGt OF SQUADRON A" HE'S BEEN AT TYNDALL FOR THIRTY-TWO MONTHS DISH IN& OUT SUPPUES MOST OF HIS TIME HERE. HE HAS A BROTHI!R OVERSEAS IN THE FIELD ARTILLERY ......... HAS NO DEFINITE POSTWAR PlANS EXCEPT TO G-ET HOME-AND FAST. week If makes the heart grow fonder, Sgt. Jerome Kearny must really love Tyndall. Can't Denver be fun, though? Confidential info: Seems Joe FEBRUARY 24, 1945 The ... ... ; Column WORK, YOUR OWN GARDEN "I passed by the field of the slothful, by the vineyard of the thriftless: and there lay, allovergrown with thistles, the surfac_ e c _overed with nettles, the stone wall broken down." Proverbs 24:30-31 (Moffatt). This is a picture of failure. The author had doubtless looked upon this very scene. One day he was taking a walk in the open country. Summer was treading hard upon the heels of springtime, and the whole landscape was athriH and athrob with life. On either side of the road were fields billowing with barley. Here and there were well-kept gardens, colorful with blossoms and sweet with the perfume of flowers. Here were vineyards full of the promise. of luscious fruit. But suddenly he comes upon this glaring ugliness, this blot upon the landscape. The whole scene fairly shrieks of failure. But wh!l.t is wrong? Why do we feel compelled to think of the owner of this little farm one moment with pity and the next with hot indignation? What wrong has he done ? For one thing, he has allowed the sturdy stone wall that once guarded his garden to fall. For some reason he has failed to keep up his fences. Such a course always_ brings tragedy. What happens to the unfenced. garden? It becomes a This is. what has happened to garden of this slotliful man. Laziness! That was the secret of this man's neglect. He was sJothful, thriftless. 'He did no t like to work. Refusing to work, Sinatra is known as "The Voice,',. and our own Sgt. Major, Conrad Liles, not even pretending to give Frankie competition, is now known as "The Voiceless." Our hero returned from DS at Colorado Springs sans the ability to use his vocal chords. Tsk! Tsk! (I'm also shaking my head) Was suggested that Bessie Wilder be given an automatic pilot while sasllaying around headquarters. Seems she turned a complete somersault when she tripped over Pvt. Frank Hosterman, who was innocently painting numbers on boxes in the mail section. (P. S.: He was sitting on the floor when .this h appened. He was not standing. He is NOT a midget). Morales is,n't getting sufficient-ex ercise from his routine of conduct ing' classes, and may be seen building up .that Herculean physique night ... A ter from Major Newman, at Fort McPherson, Ga., states that the Major will be sent to a general hospital soon : .. A ray of sunshine has suddenly come to light in the Stat Control Office _he reaped no harvest. since the return of a certain Your garden may be very small Bouquets were tossed and sweet nothings were whispered to Lt. Stanley Alukonis when he "receiv ed his wings" last Tuesday. Yours truly wishes to join in the rejoicing Georgeson story of the Week: Our favorite lieutenant, Jimmy G., took a trip to the Link Trainer Department last week and eagerly jumped into one of these unnumbered aircraft. He climbed to the dizzy height_of four feet -and became altitude happy,.....(com monly known as airsick). Friends of Hot Pilot Gee are hush-hush about the whole affair, but the truth will out (it says here). T /Sgt. Frank Parker, after being stationed at Tyndall for nigh on to three years, has suddenly come to the conclusion that he is permanent party, and has decided to settle down by taking unto himself a wife -one of the fairer belles of PC, Miss Dorothy Sue Jenks. The date is set for 25 March. Best of everything! .. Never has a furlough been sweat ed out so much as the one twins Wallace and Warren. Bell went on. The twins, who have been in the Army six months, were ready a week ahead of time to make their way toward Andover (God's C(/untry), The latest report from reliable sources says the two Wacs are definitely not dickering for the affections of S/Sgt. er. The tide has turned since last and very lean; it may be in a T/Sgt. from a very short stay on DS. very hard situation; for that, you Everything comes out in the wash. It was learned that Billy Jean the Bond Belle, stuck her tongue out at Major Tom Carnahan, Defense Counsel, after be ing cross examined by said Major at .the last general court martial. That simple display of emotion upset the court for a few minutes while. time out was taken for a good !aught ... Boys in Squadron A are offering their congrats to Lrunbert Morton on his success in improving the dayroorri ... Next time you see them, take special notice. Everytinie you see cap tain Shacklette, you see Lt. Shutts. The question is, who is shadowing who (or is it whom)? Could Major Clements have mistaken the formal dance for a square dance last He walked in just puffing away on a corncob pipe. Hmmm! Cigarette shortage ... Oh woe! That rat the trap is set for down in Operations is strictly a vegeterian. The trap is 13et with some ham, but he won't even come near it. He'd rather chomp on the fruit he finds in the desks. ; Heard that Lt. Justin Glickson, former TFO, is now in Egypt accepting Dromedary dates from the Sphinx ... When Lt. Norman Gross walked into the Sgt. Major's office to announce that the Dixie Sherman was "OFF LIMITS," Sgt. Toby Mazurek remarked in a shocked voice, "What! To every body?" are not responsible. You are not responsible for gifts that you do; not possess. Your one responsibility is using what you have in the best possible fashion. "What is' that in your hand?" God is asking you and me, as he asked Moses. If we dedicate that gift him then we have fully discharged our responsibility. All that is needed .to build a new world, all that is needed to bring in the Kingdom of God, is for every man to work his own garden. May God grant us grace to set ourselves to this high task! -Excerpt from sermon by Clovis G. Chappell. Chapel Services PR01'ESTANT SUNDAY Sund!'f School. Post ChapeL 9:00 A.M. Worship, Colored !:tee Hall. __ 9:00 A.M. Worship, Post Chapel-----.. 10:00 A.M. Worship, Section X -.. --.-.. -.10:00 A.M. Worship. Theater No. L-----11:00 A.M. Worship. Post Chapel ---7:30 P.M.' TUESDAY Fellowship Meeting : _____ 7:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY Choir Rehearsal ---...:.-.:. __ 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY Christian Science Service_:, __ 7:30 P.M. CATHOLIC SUNDAY Mass, Post Chapel .. ____ B:OCi A.M. 'Mass, Post Theater A.M. .Mass, Post Chapel ____ 11:15 A.M. Mass. Post Chapel ----6:30 P.M. DAlLY. Mass ---------5:30 P.M. MONDAY Novena ----7:00 Choir Rehearsal --_ 8:00 P.M. SATuimAY Co'nfeaaioD.S .. -------7:00 P.M. (and any time Chaplcdn fa ID h1a office) ,JEWISH FBJDAY Wonhlp Serrice ----7:00P.M.


.FEBRUARY 24, 1945 VVorkers There Must Be Sought In Drive A Moral In This To Recruit VVacs Captain Shacklette, Lt. Coi. Brancato Broadcast Plea WACTIVI'J.'IES FRANCE -Pvt. Mike Brese-wick received a package from home. It was labeled "French Dressing." "No one would send French dressing to a soldier in France," reasoned Bresewick, opening the bottle. "It must be something alcoholic in disguise." He gulped it down.-It was French dressing. T-F Closed In, 1-l pays Visit To spur the Wac drive for more medical technicians which is being pushed all OVfi!r the country, capt. Shacklette, commanding of ficer of Squadron D, went on the .:llr Tuesday over WDLP, Pa11.ama City. She was assisted by Lt. Col. Brancato, Post Surgeon, who .tdld of. the great need for medi. _cal technicians, a need that is _growing as the hospitals receive wounded men from the combat To Moody Field. areas. Pfc. Thomas, Wac recruit-I-1 THE TYNDALL TARGET PAGE THREE COLONEL IS RED CROSS WAR FUND DRIVE CHAIRMAN er from Tallahassee, arranged the Greeting s, K ration killers! Our program. one d a y whirl at the marvel food The effects of the new consoli-was quite a novelty to most of us. dation policy ofWac detachments We were really surprised at the were felt at Tyndall as 14 more rich flavor the stuff had and at new members poured into the the well-fed feeling it left you Squadron from Freeman, Blythe-with. Veterans will kindly ignore ville and Greenville. They were: this statement. Many said it was Freeman Field, Seymour, Ind. -even better than fue regular sgt. Sebina C. Zitur, St. Cloud, breakfast. For this the mess ser Minn. ; Cpl. Helen A. Wyszynski, geant will, no doubt, hang him Cedar, Wis.; Pvt. Sylvia M. Owself. Never in one day have I ens, Dewey, S. D.; Pvt. Alice M. smoked such a wide variety of cig Roos, Watertown, Wis. arettes. And in room four, that Col. John \ V P ersons, commanding officer, a ccepts the invitatio n to b e chairman of the R e d Cross War Fund Drive at Tyndall Field, extended by H. B. Everitt Jr., Bay County campaign chairman. Also shown are Mrs; Ruby Cooper, executive secretary of the Bay County Chapter of the Red Cross, and Irv ing Levey, Red Cross field director at Tyndall. *------------------------------l 0,000 Here Received Help Lt. Piatt T a k e s F R d C D y Connnand In 1-6 rom e ross ur1ng ear Blytheville, Ark. -Pfc. Doro-cunning crew of caddish Cadets thy J. Strain, Twin Falls, Idaho; .was making post war plans of big Pvt. Fannie E. Amato, Brooklyn, business, manufacturing the stuff N. Y.; Pvt. Mary A. Rowan, Tiion, for hunters, fishermen, and for N .. Y ; Pvt. Josephine C. house wives_, d i_sli.king the "hous_ e" Lt. Murphy To School In San ski, Clifton, N. J.; Pvt. Rose M. part of their titles, and not bemg More than 10,000 servicemen and women were assisted by the R e d Antonio Worden, Tulsa, Okla. overly concerned with keeping Cross on this post during 1944, it was announced by Irving L. L evey Greenville, Miss. -Pfc. Athe-their ever Iovin' husbands. What A.R.C. Field Director of Tyndall Field. lene A. Houston, Morrelton, Ark.; possibilities! What a lot of Emergency furloughs and financial assistanc e number among a turn of C O .'s f o r s ectio n I-6. Lt. Pfc. Gertrude F. Turnage, Redan-food's! a ache! the most prominent of services extended to T / F p ersonnel in n eed of With the turn o f the w e e k came d6, Calif.; Pfc. Anna J Yuhasz, And, to our; hst of soft JObs -personal welfare help. Murphy fo rmer C. O left fo r San Lorrain, Ohio; Pvt. Isabell M. plumber to a fish bowl, C.Q. to a 1 "This Red Cross Office also Offi cer's Club' or directly to the Antonio t o attend a 1'Ch o ol f o r a Merry; Philipsburg, Pa. ; Pvt. Wac barracks, serv'ice man to a handles about 250 cases a month office of the Field Director of the period o f two weeks. In his ab Thelma I. Tounzen, Shaw, Miss. cigar lighter, janitor in a phone of families inquiring _about their A.R.C., and civilian personnel may senc e Lt. Piatt, f orm.erly of sec_.. the reasons beh. in, d booth -can now be added an, make their contributions through tion I-1, is assuming official .. this consolidation idea results are 'less K.P. and C.Q. duty for all. Among the newcomers are three puppy dogs, one all white, one all black and one black and white, and a grown up light brown lady named Millie, recently transferred from Bainbridge, Ga., with her Wac owner, Cpl. Lucy Jeans. It is rumored that Pfc. Edith Ahrens, who left for Camp Crowd-w, Mo., last week, is headed for oversea duty. Cpl. Mary Simko, who placed second in the recent beauty contest conducted by Eastern Train ing. News, returned from her furlough Tuesday married to Pvt. John A. Barker, formerly stationed here at the hospital but now on his way overseas. PVT. E. C. KELLY. MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) Grounds for Divorce: Mrs. Irene Thyberg filed suit against her husband because "he scolded me sons stationeii here," Levey .___ other K.P. in a K ratiop. kitchen. "and most of them ask why their the department for which they tie s All the thrills aren't in fiction work. Enlisted personnel may al-Along with our new C O. has boy hasn't written lately. these. days. We had quite an ex"Whether the. case is a highly so contribute to the office come a new spirit into the organi-perience la.St week when low significant problem to .the individ-or to their Squadron Orderly zation. The men have had ade clouds moved in a,nd Tyndall Field ual or an off-the-record question rooms. quate opportunity to come iato was closed. Now having a field concerning what channel s he Col. John W. Persons, com-contact with him and at present closed in is just ordinary stuff, should go through to get a dis-manding has been named opinions are varied. However, one only the catch to this case is that charge, our staff does its utmost chairman of the Red Cross drive revelation is a certainty; the en we were in the air when it hap-to lend aid and comfort to those on Tyndall Field this year, and tire organization is predominated pened. Through the airphone this week he issued a statement by an entirely new atmosphere. who come to us and we enjoy a could be heard the calm voice of good degree of success in our pur-outlining the organization's need George Wilhemi returned this the tower operator sweating out pose." for funds. week from an emergency furlough the seven planes he had wander"I am confident," he said, "that brought about by the death of his The Red Cross is requesting of-ing blindly around overhead. It ficers and civilians to contribute all will wish to join in member-mother. We share Will' s sorrow was just like instrument training to the War Fund campaign during ship and support of this worthy with him and are glad to have him only this was the real thing. The March. Enlisted personnel may organization which is so neces-back with us. solution was brought about in also contribute. This is the only sary in its services to the armed The section had its first taste of good order though and class 45-8, appeal for funds by the Red Cross forces and in our home communi-drill Monday. Naturally opinion which had just left the sacks that during 1945 ties. is adverse in most instances, but afternoon to go on another routine Officers may make their mem"You and I know and appreci-they s a y it makes a man out of flight, suddenly found itself well bership contributions through the ate the fact that the Red Cross y ou. on the way to Moody Field, Ga. staff is on the job 24 hours a day, Cadets of Section I-6 left this We received a warm welcome up packs of genuine Gillette razor every day," the Colonel's state-Thursday and are now at a Navi there, in fact for the officers, blades. After a night's rest we ment continued. "The staff's gators Pool in Moody F i eld, Ga., caught without their emergency gave the field a tour, fell in love around-the-clock senvices here are awaiting shipment to advanced class A uniforms, the greeting was with their PT-19's and at 1300 we typitral of what the Red Cross of-schools. The EM are anxiously a little too warm! We had hot headed back to Tyndall and to our fers at other posts throughout the awaiting news of their shipment whenever I took more than one chocolate, cherry short-cake, a waiting letters. country, and in theaters of war in -and delay enroute. bath a week." sack, a movie, and I found two "SHORT BURST. all parts of the world." RDW. -1 lm I I I l'------


PAGE FOUR e ---f';::=I/J. FROM Dft/PUf THE Congratulations The following from Brig. G en. Julian B. Haddon, new commanding general of the Eastern Flying Training Com mand, was received here b the commanding officer: THE TYNDALL TARGET Lead .. Changes 17 Times In One Game Left 'Hook" Artist FEBRUARY 24, 1945 C-2 still Has 14-0 Record To Lead League "I desire to congratulate you Arriving in Atlanta last Sunday for the tournament, the Tornadoes and the personnel of your com discovered among other things mand for the superior perform ance of your basketball team in that they were the number one In a thrill-packed game which lasted through two overtime iods and which saw the lead change hands 17 times, 'l'yndall's Comets from Section F defeated Hendricks Field by 73 to 67. Although the undefeated C-2 .quintet still leads the inter-squadron cage league with a 14-0 rec ord the P.L.M. Hangar boys will not' have an easy time of it in their two games. Squadron K, in second place with a 13-2 count, will have an opportunity to strengthen their bid for the loop title when they meet the leaders Thursday, The other op ponent on the C.-2 schedule is the B-6 five, which has won four straight. garries in[ past two weeks and is now in fifth place. seeded team. Who blessed them winning the recent Southeastern AAU championship basket with this handicapping reputation we never did find out. But forball tournament. My feeling of tunately for Tyndall, the boys pride in this fine accomplish were still smarting from tlleir ment is shared by every other With less than three minutes of play_ Hendricks held a 58 to 54 lead. The Comets ran up a 61 to 59 advantage in those three minutes, but as the horn sounded the end of the game a Hendricks shot found its mark to member of EFTC." anything-but-basketball performr;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ance at Marianna last Wednesday, when they came out on the short TORNADOES WIN end of a 48-36 score. AA U iiTLE tie the seore. Also, to sober-the: Tyndall cag-. : 'ers there was the presence in the : (Continued from One) scQred in iii.g seconds of the firs( ute overtime p ,eriod to 63-63. the !Iml !:Rtft tournament of a Maxwell Field tion, a n d like .true champions, five-min make it Should Squadron K topple C-2 and B-6 .follow suit, the K quintet will end up in a first place tie with C-2, who wiil be playing the pair of games with a furlough riddled squad. B-2, with a record of 12-2 also has a chance for the title; but a recent shipment has taken from them their high scor ing combination of Ba.ris and Compa, leaving Bob Hunt as the one remaining sharpshooter. team which had plucked Colberg they rose to the occasion. and Benson from the deactivated Cochran F ield squad, and Lt. Bill McCahan from Spence' s court team. These three; along with An dy Anderson and Benny Reiges, made up, at least on paper, the most powerful team in the tourn ament. Then too, there was the Smyrna Army A i r Base Bombers who bowed to the famed Mem phis Naval Air Station hoopsters b y one point earlier in the son. The t ournament was held in the Atlanta Sports Arena, located s e v eral miles fro m the center o f town and use d alterna t ely a s a palace, boxing arena and on speci a l occasions, for b asketball games. The Are n a h a d a maxi m u m capacity of approxima t ely 5,0 0 0 but 3, 000 was the top crowd for the tourney. T eams whic h p layed Saturday and Sunda y h a d difficulty maneuvering a b out a s the f l oo r was still slippery from the last dance. However, by '.; .._MOnday afternoon, when the Tor nadoes trotte d out for their first tilt, t h e f l oo r h a d lost most of its i c e -like quality, and the only thing worryin g the T yndall courtmen was how t o play the r e b ounds off the g lass backboard. M o s t of Tynd a ll s points in that first gam e against the T enness ee E a stman quintet were made from c lose i n a s the boys f e d Art Stev ens in the h o le. Art m a d e his 2 5 p oints lo o k e asy as he threw the b a ll up from all side s and angle s. Meanwhile, Gentry became "orientated" with the strange b ack bo a rds and after correcting his "range estimation" in the after noon came back in the evening' s agaillst the Army Service Forces officers and s cored 22 points shading the local pride and joy, Ralph Hamilton, who scored 21 points for the officers. Prior to the Tyndall-A.S.F. (Continued on Page Five) .AAU Box Scores Tyndall (68) Eastman. :K (43) Ste v e n s ( 25l ........ ...... .. F.. ............ W llhams f l Snowd e n ( 7 ............... .F ... ............... Green ( g Hockenberry ( 5 ) ........ C ................ Phillifls ( G e ntry (13 ) ............ ...... G ....... ............ G ri I s MacConnanch i e ( 2 ) .. G ...... ............. Stone 4 ) Substitutions -T y n d a ll Houck ( ). Lawton (5). Wan chie (3). ....... ... ..... ( m) Stevens (14 .. ........... ... F .................... Hmes Hoc k enberrx ( 4 ) ...... .. C ... ....... Ham i ltto n (_I G entry (22) .......... ..... -G..... .............. O'J3n e n MacConnach i e (2) .... G .......... .... )ohnson (4) Substitutions -Tyndall, Law t o n (3) Tyndall (37) Ft. Benning (32) Steven s '(9) ...... .. ....... F ..... .......... Matte r ( Snowd e n (4) .............. F .................. Fulton (36 Hockenberry (8) .... ... C ...... ... .... ... Payn e (10 G entry (8) ....... ............ -.G .............. ) o hnson ( 6 ) MacConnachie ( 4 ) ... G ............... ... Sioane. (1) Substitutions-Tyndall Houck (3). Simp son (1) Tyndall (58) Smyrna AAB Snowden ( 6) ........... ... .F ................ P ince lli ( } Ste vens (8) .. .............. .. F.. :: ........ Thomas (15 Hockenberry (17) ........ C ............ Gardne r (19 Gentry (25) ................ G ........ ... ... Holm e s (lll MacConnachie (2) .... .G ........ Shannahan (6 Subs t itutions-Tyndall, Houck (2) Total points scored against TyndalL 182 Total points scored by Tyndall ... ..... ... 216 Eastman First Victim Each team lost one player by Monday afternoon the Torna-the foul route, and a.S the second does began their victory march by overtime stanza began the Com teeing off against the Tennessee ets spurted into an eight-point Eastman quintet and chalking uplead Hendricks scored four more a convincing 68-43 triumph. The points but the effort was futile. Eastman 9ve had downed the Lee, of Hendricks, was. high Craig Field courtmen the night man for the visitors with 31 before, 55-49. Art Stevens, -hit-points, while Taliaferro with 21 ting the glass backboards from led the Comets. half Tiger MacConnachie touched off the fuse with a foul conver sion and Chuck Hockenbe;rry's dynamite-laden hand scored seven points in quick succession to bring the count to 23-26 Gentry hit the net from the back court to bring it up to 25-26 and Finis Snowden broke away with a long p ass to put Tyndall ahead, 27-26. Three more field goals by Gentry and a pair by Art Stevens gave the Tornadoes the ball g ame( 37-Bobby. Houck, of the Tyndall Tornadoes, whose left "h?_9k" _shot has amazed T/F basketball fans all season long. Bobby is from Indianapolis, Ind., and played freshrilan ball for Purdue U. One of the youngest of' the Tyndall squad, Bobby has done an excellent job of "spelling'' member of the first five through the rugged season during which the Tornadoes have already won two titles and are on the thresh old of another. Squadron .A-1, running with th(l leaders most of the way, were dropped into fourth place with a 12-4 record after bowing to K in their last game on the schedule. The K cagers won out from the A-1 five 36-32 in a closely fought contest 'saw the A-1 team handicapped early in the game as thei r top scorer, Chuck Brawner, was forced from the contest with an injury. LEAGUE STANDING all angles, was the big gun 'in the Tyndall attack with 25 points. Jac k Gentry took second place T / F honors with 13. It was the second time this season that Stev ens has hit the quarter century mark; having previously set the 1944-4 5 Tyndall scoring in the Hendricks game. Chuck Hocken-. berry equalled the mark in the EFTC tourne y ope n e r agains t Cochra n Field, and J ack Gentry made it a trio by scoring 25 points agains t S myrna in A A .U. fi nals. proving once and for all their right to the title of "champions" (As of Today) 32. .. the Tyndall team broke the .......................................................... A.S.F. Five Next While the Tornadoes' sudden Smyrna attempt to freeze the ball K ................................ ................. ............ W. L. 14 0 Second tournament opponent of s coring barrage sent the fans to, and Jack

FEBRUARY 24, 1945 'THE TYNDALL TARGET PAGE FIVE An Army Life Can Be Dangerous Rugged Circular T e I I s Procedure F o r B i I I Collecting The life of a veterinarian to the Air Corps may seem dull to the uninitiated' but Major Arthur Christian, who has that job at Tyndall Field, has another point of view on that matter. After spending a year and a half with the Air Transport Com mand in Afric.a, Arabia, India, Iraq, and Iran, Major Christian can ---------------,.spin some pretty exciting stories Ordnance Tops Kegling Loop .By One Point on his e'Werience. Take the time he was station ed on the Gold Coast. His job there was examini.Dg beef brought in by native farmers, a job that sounds prosaic .enough. But when you consider the fact that African cattle. are subject to anthrax, one of the deadliest diseases known, you can see that examining the b 'eef wa s plawng. with li ,eath. .,;. ........ ..: ... ., ... ...... .. ..... : ... -. One of the most crucial battles of the G.I. kegling season took ''place last week when' 'the 'le'agueleacllng bowlers met the erful pin men in a loop match. Prior to the match the boys held a one point lead .over their Quartermaster opponents; who were in second place. Anthrax can ":be contracted by humans either .'by contact with in .fected animals, or by eating their flesh. And Major Christian had to exercise extreme care in look ing for the ,presence of the disease to a void illfection. Animals that were diseased had to be burned Overflow Crowd STRICTLY FROM However, in the bitterly con tested trio of games last week the Ordnance men emerged victorious in two of the three games and this, plus one point for the high est team total, gave them 58 points, one point better than the B-1 bowlers who took three from A : 2 by default. As a result of the twin defeat, the C-6 keglers found themselves in third place, three points below the leaders. With but two weeks of competition re maining, the QM bowlers, T /F champions for two consecutive years, will have to win all six of the games on their schedille in order to have a possible chance for the title. By their triple Y{in by default / over A-2 the B-1 pin men climbed from fou'rth to second place. The Finance quintet, which also 'has "'an outside chance for the blue rib bon was idle la.'st week and now holds. fourth place, four points behind the leaders. STANDINGS (First. Ten) ll C-5, 2; Wacs, 3; B-3, 0. B-1, 3; A-2, 0. B-6, 3; E-1, 0 B-2, 3; A-1, 0. E-2, 3; Weapons, 0. K, 3; B-4, 0 B-5, 3; Sqdn. I, 0. C-7, 2; C-4, 1. OFFICERS' BOWLING Standings i" I HIGH AVERAGE (First Five) Georgeson (Sluggers) ......... ...... ... .... .... : 183 Freeman (Sluggers) .......... .......... ............ 181 Nagle (Group I) .................................... 173 Koch (Pencil Pushers) ........................ JH Raisch (Weather) ........ .............. ............. TYNDALL TAKES 2 RING TITLES (Continued from Page Four) Pensacola's tight pants boxers pulled down the honors in the lightweight, featherweight, ban tamweight, and flyweight con tests when Howard Jones scored a decision over Tyndall's Pat Toal, Buddy Ramsey won a decision ov er T/F's Johnny Passo, Don Lew is won a decision over Bill Greg ory and "Doc" Savage t.k.o.'d his shipmate, Frank Lockwood. TO TAKE ORDERS FORYANKPAYDAY (Continued from Page One) subscriber gets to read it wher-. ever he is, his family gets to look at it, and his family at home can save the copies. for a post-war souvenir. THE SIDELINES Sees Variety Show -and buried. sitt1ation that wasn't without its hazards came up when the major was sent to one area to take care of a pack of rabid dogs running at large. In that case, Major Christian turned nimrod, and cleared up the problem by hunting down and killing the At Post Theater rcontinued from Page Four) game, the Tornadoes watched with dogs. i1 In his travels through Africa, Major Christian had occasion to stay with the French Foreign Le gion at Tendue. Tendue is the location of the fort described in the famous novel "Beau Geste." However, according to the major, the truth about Tendue is some' 't'' what less glamorous than the movie version. Instead of rolling dunes of white sand, the major 11 drea:r:y .. expanses of and searing ):J.eat. The attitude of t):J.e average Af rican native .towards animals was something of a shock to Major Christian. He recalls one sight in particular, when he was in Ethiopa. Pilgrims bound for Mec ca, when meal time came, cut steaks out. of live animals, and then sewed the animals up with horse hair. "This," he said, "is a regular procedure. They'll cut the animal up until there's prac tically no meat left, then they'll slaughter it., They do this because they have no means of preserving meat, and they can't afford to butcher an animal for just one meal. But whatever the reason is, I can tell you the average American needs a strong stomach to witness cutting up a live animal. NO MORE TOURNEY PLAYS FOR (Continued from Page Four) played off on March 3 at the Post Gym, since it was originally scheduled for mid-February but was postponed in order to allow both teams to compete in outside The EFTC directive further states that elimination basketball tournaments subsequent to March 1 will be confined to participation between t.eams representing in: stallations within the command. An overflow crowd packed Theater No. 1 Thursday night to witness a hilarious, talent-studded variety show presented by "Shorty Beer and His .Hangovers" im mediately following the regular 1800 movie. Featuring the cream of GI tal-ent, as well as recruits from the ranks of local civilians, the show marked the beginning of a semi monthly series of entertainment programs to be incorporated in the program of Personnel Servic es The laugh-packed show was centered the popular jive band, "Shorty Beer and_ His Hangovers," with skits and gag routines interspersed among tal ent acts. Pfc. Mel Jass and S/Sgt. Bud Alden, acting as co-emcees, pulled no punches as their laugh-a-min ute routines. sparked the evening's entertainment along. Perhaps the one skit that will be remembered the longest by the male element of the audience was the one fea turing that ravishing redhead, Becky Emanuel, who was chased across the stage repeatedly by drooling Mel Jass. This bit was typical of the "Hellzapoppin" type of gags used between the more serious acts. The terpsichorean chores were ably handled by A/C Chick Car ter, who starred in an eccentric comedy dance and also teamed with Wac Pvt. Jo Walden in a ballroom number; by Pvt. John Pitman, "Dark. Cloud of Sunshine," whose song and dance act one of the highlights of the show; and by A/C Duffy LaJJ.: non," whose "table-top tapping" antics amazed the audience. Dorothy Ellis, a civilian pianist who appeared as one of the fea tures of the program, drew hearty applause with "Begin the _1;3eguine" and "Holiday for The night was rounded out by two singers who performed,in true professional style; Sgt. Ethel Snowa, Wac warbler, and the evWISH. WE HAD SOME er-popular baritone, Sgt. Johnny FT. WAYNE, Ind. (CNS) Plackemeier. Paul Perkins took a sleeping pow-In preparation for an even der, dropped into a heavy snooze, larger production two weeks and while he was sleeping a noisy hence, interested personnel of the thief dug Perkins car out of a Post are urged to parade their mudbank the sleeper's bed-talent to the Personnel Services room and drove off in the auto, 'Offic. e, where full consideration which had no muffler and back-will be given each applicant for fired consistently. slept participation .-in soldier-show pro-. on until the fol loWfilg morning. grams here. amazement as the Third Student Training Regiment hoopsters from Ft. Benning eliminated the star studded Maxwell Field five. Since the Tyndall team had been count ing on Maxwell to give them most of their opposition in the tourney, the Tornadoes took heart at the defeat of the Montgomery quin tet, and while they didn't swamp the A .S.F. squad, their 53-50 tri umph advanced them to the semi finals, which was all that was necessary. For, having gone that far, the Tornadoes for the first time felt that they had a better than even chance of winning the title. In their game-Tuesday after noon. against the Ft. Benning In fantrymen the Tornadoes had two big incentives -by winning they would advance in.to the finals, and at the same time they would in directly prove themselves better than the Maxwell cagers. The Benning Rifles were plenty rough and tough and the Tornadoes were beginning to feel the pace. During the first half the Tyndall five managed to keep up with the Rifles, but in the last two minutes the Benning men boosted their lead to 22-16 Coming out on the floor in the second period, the Tornadoes.made fast their defensive lines and lim ited the Rifles to three field goals and three foul conversions for the entire half. Meanwhile, Gentry and Hockenberry pried the lid off the basket and Jack slipped four buckets through the net, his first. tallies .of the game, and Hockenberry added six more points to his lone field goal of the first half. The 37-32 triumph was the Tornadoes' lowest scoring vic tory of the tourney. Stevens was high man for T / F with 9 points. The final game Tuesday night saw Smyrna take an early lead and hold a 28-21 edge at the hal* With a little lucky Tyndall would have had a 10 point lead, but too many shots rolled around the rim and dropped out instead of in. The two teams 'inatched baskets most of the way through the second period, with Hockenberry doing most of the matching for Tyndall. However, with five minutes to _go the '.Pornadoes hit the net for six straight field goals to go ahead 50-43. But Thomas and Gardner joined forces for Smyrna and pen etrated the Tyndall zone defense for a dozen points of their own to. give t.he Tennessee Bombers a 55-52 margin wth less than two Failing To Pay Accounts Is Violation Of Mili-tary Law That non-payment of bills is a violation of the Articles of War was emphasized this week by publication in the Daily Bulletin of an excerpt from a War De partment circular The circular outlined procedure for organization commanders to follow when men are transferred without paying their bills and when checks are written against accounts with insufficient funds. In part, the circular states: "Commangers concerned will take immediate action under Ar ticle of War 95 or 96 in each case brought to their attention where in an individual under their com mand issues a check against an account with insuficient funds or fails to clear his personal ac counts prior to departure from his station. When information of indebtedness is received subsequent to the departure of an individual, action to effect prompt settle ment of such accounts will be taken by direct correspondence between the commanding officer of the station at which personal accounts remain unsettled and the individual's commanding officer." The p _ost legal office pointed out that. the Soldi ers' and Sailors' Relief Act prohibits prosecution of military personnel for failure to meet obligations incurred be fore they entered the service, but that failure to pay debts incurred while in service is a military as well as civil offense. minutes to play. Gentry lifted Tyndall's h.QP,G;i;"' once more with a field goal and Snowden intercepted a pass for the goa,.j that put the Tornaooes ahead and before the clock ran out Gentry added another basket to take care of Gardner' s last sec ond score. When the whistle blew, it was Tyndall 58, Smyrna 57, and the Tornadoes had won their sec ond tournament title the "hard way," this time be performing an "iron man" feat of playing and winning four games between 3 :30 Monday afternoon and 11 : 30 p m. Tuesday. The victory celebration by the newly crowned champions con sisted of a midnight snack in a downtown cafe and a lengthy post-mortem on the game while preparing to hit the sack in their two rooms at the Piedmont HoteL Atlanta sports writers failed to. pick out any single member of the Tyndall team for a stellar pe1'J formance, and fans at the Arena conceded that any selection would be based on individual. games. However, we're-"in the know" and can tell you who did the starring without any hesitation. Take a 'pencil and write down this list of champions: Art Stevens, Jack Gentry, Chuck Hockenberry, Finis Snowden, Gordon MacConnachie, Bobby Houck, Wally Lawton, Har old Shnpson and Nick Wanchicthey comprise a pretty good bap. club, and add Pete Collodi to that list and you've got a pretty good coach -good enough to win two titles and 32 games in 38 starts. SNAPPING VIOLATORS SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) Traffic violators here are going to be in pictures. If they overstay the time allowed by parking met ers, police plan to snap their pic tures and present them evi dence.


PAGE SIX THE TYNDALL TARGE Hordes of New Gunners Descend Upon Panama City in Graduation Celebration 1-7 ful scribe is somewhat dazed him.:. et line" of MP's at one of the Well, here we go again, for the self as the result of the terrific more. popular hotels down _tqwn, extra-curricular amusements this And the most pathetic, story con-last time. Although we said our past we!ve been just cerns the hapless GI who tangled fond and t earful goodbyes in last week's column, w find that the great majority of us brand new gunners will be hanging around old eye-seven for some time yet, so another column is in order. able .to decipher reports of the hilwith !:t. briar patch in the North arious t ime enjoyed by cele-Florida wilds, and arrived at .. the brants. The juiciest episodes of' orderly Monday the week-end ___:_ the episodes that looking like a crosirbetween a poiswould m ake the best reading --, on iVy victim and a de .votee of the aren't suitab1e for printing, but St: Vitus dance. He's been issued any one o {hundreds of lucky-gunhis shiny Purple Shaft to ners wiil tell you that the postwear alongside those brilliant new graduation ceremonies at the local wings. All the reports of Saturday night's gala celebration are only too, too true. Hordes of proud new gunners, sporting their newly acquired wings, descended on lovely ( ? ) Panama City and nearby communities like a horde of locusts. Although yourever faithw ere a ho, wl4J,g succ ess. So, for the second time, here's Perhaps the most disappointing a hearty adios to the many friends st;ory we've heard was the one rewe've made in the outfit. The pea t e d over and o ver again by the to youse-all. m e n who failed to break the "PickUMBRIAGO. 1-2 For At Cadets Leavel Week's Visit Apalachicola Art Class Gets Under Way With 28 Members Learning How To Draw There were G.I. teachers, G.I. 1-2 Cadets of this Squadron left models, and 28 G.I. students, but Saturda y noon for a week's flight the Personnel Services sketch training at Apalachicola. Along class, which met for the first time this same line the EM' s are be-Tuesday night in the information coming post-war engineers. Seems and educational center, was anythat the post engineers are giving thing but G.I. in feling. considerable training to most of Sergeants, corporii:Is and priour men digging ditches at the vates became just artists for a bas e of the hill near our section couple of hours and left the war area. and army routine far behind as While our C.O. _Lt. Garland, has they attempted, many of them left on l e ave, 1st/Lt. John E. starting from scratch, to draw O 'Brien has taken over the from life. mand o f I-2. A few of the students were 1st/ S g t. Riedel back from fur,. there because they intend to belou g h has r e lieved S /Sgt. B attag-come commercial _artists._ Many lia of his dutie s as acting first ser-were taking, sketching as a hobby gean t and is he relieved! and still others were there be-N i c e work on winning the inca-qse they just love to draw. But spec t ion l ast week. Two first all were intent upon their work, and a second "ain't" bad in which was under the three weeks. and supervision of Sgt. Joe Since the day of K-rations we Rowe, Pvt. Richard C. Fowler and have been eating more than Pvt. Harold .--Solomon. K-day wasn' t too "fuel filling" for As one student remarked when us. How about you? Sunday found several of the men on the "black-top" with Lt. O'Bri en. Some special occasion, I presume or was it? Shoe repair is on Friday, men! The old story of "when are you going to start school?" still has us buffaloed. Time alone will tell. And we have plenty of it. Watch that air-speed and keep your wings up. GALLANT GUNNER. BUY WAR BONDS! leaving the classroom, "You'd think you'd be tense in a place like that but you're not. You must relax and forget where you are and who you are." Two stuttering blacksmiths had finished beating a piece of steel, and one placed it on the anvil. "Hhhhhhit it," he stuttered to his helper. "WWl"'n"'v""wn:w.,wrohere '!" the assist ant asked. .... "Aw, Hhhhhell, we'll hhhhhave to heeeeat it again, now." 225 First Class To Have Mixed Types Of Gunners 1-5 Class 225 is the first Class to have a complement of mixed groups, A-20, 8-24, A-26, and P-61 men, all having one thing in common airplane mechanics. To top it off there are officers, cadets, combat returnees and, of course, us four-year rookies. Brass buttons: For some un, known reason, or is it unknown, the brass in 1-5 has been shining with a brilliant luster of late and the "Black Top" detail has been decreasing. Proper Dress: Strong emphasis has recently been placed on proper dress, much to the concern of the G.I. populace in this vicinity. Bet Peeves: Lt. Weber sweating the formation out The K. P. that puts chow on your class "B's" instead of your tray .. The C.Q.'s whistle in the morning ... Door and screen slammers at night Hot water hogs and shower swimmers The stragglers that keep formations waiting Pool table !nonopolizers ... Chow lines, show lines, P.X. lines, wash lines, Panama City "cutie" lines. Landscaping: Each day brings new shrubs and trees. Before our half-shut eyes those graduate gunners of 45-5 are bringing the woods right into our front yard and they intend to make I-5 the garden spot of Tyndall SUPER-SNOOPERS. FEBRUARY 24, 1945 ? \ DANIEL$ F)"/"JOAJ.L .e11FLO. /:L,D.,. Price Tags Mar Those Beautiful Civilian Clothes CHICAGO If you got a discharge .tomorrow, hopped back home and made a dash for the nearest civilian clothing store, you'd come out. $263.10 lighter by the time you had assembled a modest little wardrobe. A shopping tour to estimate the cost of coming out of the khaki cocoon resulted in the table printed below.' Prices listed are not the rock-bottom lowest but are far from getting into the expensive lines. This is the cost of good, wearable togs for a guy who doesn't want to scatter his' savings on anything fancy: 1-8 Boasts Many Decorations F:_ o :r:: .... Section _Members 1-8 For the past month or so the sub-section has had a flurry of those "ole sojers" returning from overseas. I doubt if there is another organization on the base that can boast the citations and ribbons that can be found right here. Just to mention several we have the Silver Star, Soldiers Medal, Croix de Guerre,_ Distinguished Flying Cross and so many Oak Leaf Clusters that I don't have enough fingers and toes to try, to count them. It is a, great thing to know that a fellow has a return trip to look forward to if he goes over as a combat crew member. What other country brings Two Suits ........................................ $ 75.00 its men back before they hit the .... 25 :88 pine box? Of course a soldier just ain't un-Raincoat ........... ....... ........ ...... -.. .. .... 1 2 .00 less he is really griping and hawk.. ing aroun

rnBRUARY 24, 1945 I I AMUS.EMEN TS At The Theaters POST Today, "BETWEEN TWO WOM EN," Van Johnson, Gloria DeHaven. Sunday, Monday, "PAN-AMERICANA," Phillip Terry, Eve Ar-. den. Tnesday, ''HER LUCKY NIGHT," Andrew Sisters, Martha O'Dris coll and "I LOVE A MYSTERY," Jim Baunon, Nina Foch. Wednesday, Thursday, "OBJEC TIVE, BURMA," Errol Flynn, Henry Hull. Friday, SatUrday, "HERE COMES THE CO-EDS," Abbott and Cos tello. RITZ Sunday, "SUNDAY DINNER FOR A SOLDIER," Anne Baxter, JoiiD Hodiak. Monday, Tuesday, "TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT," Rity Hayworth, Lee Bowman. Wednesday, Thursday, "WINGED VICTORY," Jeaune Crain, Edmond O'Brien. Friday, "A SONG FOR MISS JU LIE," Anton Bolin, Alicia Mar-What's Doing Next Week SUNDAY 7:00 P.M.-Bingo, Rec Hall. MONDAY 7:80 P.M.-Movies, Rec Hall 1. TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.-Personal -Advance ment Classes, Special Services Office. 7 :SO P .M.-Movles, Sec. F Rec. HalL 8:00 P.M.-Dance, USO. 8:00P.M.-Talent Review, Rec Hall 1, Prizes. WEDNESDAY 12:80 P.M.-special Service NonCom Meeting, Library 8:00 P.M.-GI Dance, Bee Hall 1, Pei'ID8.I)ent P a r t y Only. THURSDAY 6:80 P.M.-Movies, Sec. F, Rec lla,ll. 7:00 P.M.-Person a I Advance ment Classes, Speclal Services Office. 8:00 P.M.-GI Dance, Rec Hall 1, Students Only. 8:00 P.M.-Dance, Sec. F Rec Hall. SATURDAY tova. 6:80 P.M.-Movies, Sec F Rec S a t u r d a y, "BORDERTOWN HalL TRAIL," Smiley Burnette. 7:80 P.M.-Movies, Rec Hall 1. Late Show Saturday, "NIGHTCLUB GIRL," Vivian Austin, Edward Norris. Red Cross Hospital PANAMA Recreation Program Sunday, "TAHITI NIGHTS," Dave O'Brien. Monday, Tuei!>day, "PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE," Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo. Wednesday, Thursday, "MAISIE ,...,.jiOES TO RENO,"--Ann Sothern, John Hodiak. FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 8 SUNDAY 7 :00.--Songo. MONDAY 6:00-Patients meet at the Red Cross building to go to USO show, "Off The Record." .J,l)iday, : "CALIFORNIA Don (Red) Barry. JOE," .TUESDAY BAY Sl!Dday, "FACES IN THE FOG," Jane Withers, Paul Kelly. Monday, "NEVADA," Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys. Tuesday, Wednesday, "THE BIG SHOW-OFF," Arthur Lalte, Dale Evans. 7:00-Lt. Baar-Nason. -WEDNESDAY 6:80-Movie. THURSDAY 7:00-Hospital Broadcast. FRIDAY 6:30-Movie; SATURDAy' Open House. THE TYNDALL TARGET "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" Lt. Lugo To Become Gunnery Officer At Laredo; Laune New CO In 1-3 I-S First Lt. Frank M. Lugo, commanding officer for Section I-3 since March, 1944, left Tyndall Field last week to become a officer at Laredo Texas. Upon graduation from 0. C. S at M1am1 Beach in November, 1942, Lt. Lugo was assigned to Field. Prior to o.c.s. he served as an enlisted man at Kelly Field. Second Lieutenant Elson M. De* fore it was transferred to Section Laune will replace Lt. Lugo as H We of I-3 certainly enjoyed commanding officer of I-3. He ,. s 1 Offigettmg acquaui'ted Wltl. our ami-has been servmg as upp Y able aliies from across the Pacific. cer. Prior to this, the extent of our The changes that have been knowledge of the Chinese was made in the area, surrounding found in the Confucious sayings. I-3's orderly room are due to If you know any new ones, Ting work of Corporal A. P Hardy and t h th Wong will be glad o ear em. his crew from Class 45-3 Those In 45-10, writirig Chinese characinterested in soil conservation will ters has crowded Crossword puz-Russian Course At GI PAGE SEVEN ls'New Offered University Russian is the newest addition. to the 'language classes as a part of the extensive off-duty educational program sponsored by the Personal Services Office. This class will meet at 8 p. m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the Information and Education Center. Cpl. Raymond C. Overstreet, who has been making a serious study of Russian, will act as class leader. A Japanese class will begin as soon as self-teaching materials arrive. Personnel Services Office is interested in contacting anyone with a speaking knowledge of this language. Classes in radio. comparative anatomy, and psychology will begin soon and will be announced in The Target, the Daily Bulletin, and on section bulletin boards. Information pertaining to other courses formerly announced may be obtained from Cpl. Patrick Hogan at the Personnel Services Of fice. A schedule of classes already in progress at the Information and Education Center follows: Monday and \Vednesday 7:00p.m.-Boolreeping and Ac-counting. 7:00 p.m. -Business Law. 8 p .m. -Calculus. 7 p .m. -Elementary French. 7 p.m. -German. 7 p.m. -Trigonometry. Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. -Advance d French. 7 p.m. -French-English. 7 p.I_ll: --, Navigation. 7 p.m. -Sketch Class. 7 p.m. -Spanish. 8 p.m. -Algebra. 8 p.m.-Geometry (New time). 8 p.m. -Russian. find the ditches re-enforced and a zles off the list. Many of these foot bridge constructed to prevent Chinese students have seen sever-caving in of the sides of the ditch. al years of war, torture and slav-A cautious w olf in Hollywood The finishing touches were the ery despite their apparent youth. had his auto lic-ense changed erecting of a fence surrounding A/C H.E.R. RU-18. the area with buff painted posts and wire. Class 45-3, graduated January 20 is still eagerly watching for shipping date. In the meantime part of the class is keeping its shooting eye sharp at Apalachicola. The remainder of the class began refreshing their firing techniques last Friday. Class 45-10 has reached the halfway mark. The barracks are full of constant chatter about burst control, skeet, and turret firing. It's hard to separate the old maids. Some boast about their scores; others don't mention theirs for good reasons. Since the marks have ben posted, the. masters of the G.E., Martin, and Emerson Turrets, sighting, communications and weapons are busy firing, learning maintenance, and jam handy. Do you ever expect t NC? 2 OSDO .. 2100


PAGE EIGH'I1. THE TYNDALL TARGET FEBRUARY 24, 1945 People Of Braved To Feed Manila Snipers Soldiers WEEK OF THE WAR MATERIAL PREPARED BY INFORMATION AND EDUCATION SECTION, TYNDALL FIELD, FLA. "We Would Gladly Die For You," They Told Rescuers NEW YORK The people of Manila were so glad to see our boys, reports Sgt. Dick Hanley in the March 9th issue of Yank, the Army Weekly, that they braved sniper fire to bring them coffee. "The man with cups appeared again," wptes Hanley in his report of the entrance into the Philippines approached the nearest GI kneeiing behind a concrete cornerstone. 'Coffee, sir?' he asked the infantryman. "The GI angrily growled at the friendly civilian, 'You can get htirt out here, Joe,' he said. Combined Army and Navy O,Peratioris in the Pacific 'have executed two amphibious landings on Iwo Jima and Corregidor and have made a gigantic naval bombardment and carrier-based plane attack on Tokyo. This offsets the action in the European Theater, which has 'held the limelight for several weeks. Gains there are small at present but much violent action is the near future. Target Tokyo A new phase of Pacific wa:r was opened early in the week when an armada of ships, so vast in scope it was almost unbelievTHE LAST FORTRESS Bertlne A N "The Filipino answered: 'I able, lay in the Pacific some 300 know. We Filipmos are so happy miles off Japan and sent wave upto see you. We have waited .so on wave of carrier planes over the long for you come and Wlth mainland, bombing every military the Jap::nese _,,t ':as not easy. installation in sight. More than wouH:l gladly die for you now 1200 sorties were flown .in each .that you are here.' of the first two days of the at-It is 5!/z years since Adolf Hitler plunged the world into its most "The ba:ttle-weary infantry vet-tack. terribte war,.sending his panzer divisions smashing across Poland on eran fixed the safety of his M-1, The attack was unopposed by Sept. 3, 1939. At the height of his conquests, Hitler reached the At the cup and gulped down the the Jap fleet but in frequent d9g!antic on the west, the Mediterranean and North Africa on the south lukewarm contents. Shaking his fights 409 Japanese. planes were and drove to the gates of Moscow, 1300 miles from Berlin on the east. head and smiling at the Filipino, destroyed with an added 150 dam.: Today, the horrors of war which Hitler brought to the rest of Europe the GI again turned his gun to aged for the American loss of 49 are coming home to the fathe:dand. The Red Army has crossed the the direction from which he planes and 30 to 40 pilots. German frontier in 'the east, the armies of the western democ!'llies thought the Jap bullets had come.'' are poised along the Siegfried line on the -west, ;tnd Italy has been Iwo Jima Shelled liberated up to the Po valley in the south. Now 'Germany alone re20year Sentences Meanwhile another fleet of bat-mains, Hitler's final. fortress. ----------------------------------------------------A R d d T tlewagons, large and small, just re e uce o I 0 to the south of the fleet of carPair Must Serve in U. S. Pen For Arms Theft Two Tyndall Field who were convicted in a general court martial several weeks ago of stealing and selling government guns and ammunition have had their sentences reduced from 20 to 10 years each. The case was reviewed by the riers and e:,scort oft Japan, shelled the volcanic speck 'of Iwo Jima:, which has proved to be such a headache for B-29 SUP!ilziorts based on Saipan and Tinian. This island of eigl).t square miles was the first J apahese owned island as all islands pre vious were conquested. Nippon used this spot advantageously, it being within long .range bombing distance of the Mariannas. Corregidor, the rock which protects Manila Bay. Paratroops were larided first, dropping a short distance inland and these unbelievable, and despite the heavy bombardment they were oh their feet fighting to the very last. were followea closely by an am-* phibious landing qy troops 'under Lt. Gen. Eichelberger, who Mopping Up Man:ifa had driven down the Bataa:n Pen-The final stages of. clearing Mainsula erasing resistance in that nila of Japs progressed slowly sector. t his week but at last the Soon the two forces had linked ing garrison was compressed into up together and, aided by naval a square 800 ya:rds by 1,200 yards. shell fire, they kept the Japs hoiHowever, the city where they were cornered is in ruins. Builded up in the rocks, although they Judge Advocate General's office in Washington. Before the Navy polired its explosive might into the island it had been bombed for 74 The two men, Pvt. Victor J. tive days by Liberators. came out in the open to fight to consecu-the last in some instances. The ings have been booby-trapped and burned and several civilians are now being held as hostages. Gen. MacArthur has ordered his men Morency and Pfc. Robert G. Beard, were ordered confined to Marines Land the federal penitentiary at Chillicothe, Ohio. You Can Fix Your Watch So It Reads 24-Hour Army Time A limited supply of decalcomanias by which an ordinary watch may be converted to indicate both standard and the 24-hour ArmyNavy time is a:vailable for firstcomers who call for them at the office of The Target, in building 351, opposite Mess Hall No. 1. The deca:lcomania are supplied by the Standard Oil' Co., and are to be attached to watch crystals. Those unable to get to The Target office before the supply runs out may obtain them by writing to James F. Earley, district manager Standard Oil Co. of Ken Jacksonville 3, 'Florida. Tarawa and all the other amphibious landings on the various reconquered atolls of the Pacific had been contested bitterly,but none so bitterly as Iwo Jima. An extinct volcano stands on one _end of the island and it was a honeycomb of tunnels. The slopes reaching to the top were lined with pillboxes, sometimes as close as 10-feet apart. When the Marines of the, Fourth and Fifth Division. landed, they were met by a withering concentration of fire and during the first forty"eight.


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