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TYNDALL FIEL[), PANAMA CITY, FLA.
,_, iiI g_e_ t__, 't-'LELISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE S?E:CIAL SE.RVICE OFFICE FOR PER $l1!\''<"EL OF THE AAF FLEXIBLE GUNI'<"".RY SCHOOL, PAN AY.A CI TI, FLA. Copy Prepared Under Supervision Of Public Relations Officer. ('fJr:liT.a n ding: Lt.Col. Jac k L Randolph Service Officer: Capt. O wen 0. Freeman P d i i c Re 1 a t ions 0 f f ice r: Lt. William B. Pratt Fhn t n graphic 0 f f ice r : J.A. Dickerman Editnrial Staff: S tSgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser, Cpl. Harry Bardi Art Work: S jSgt. Frank Horn, Sgt. Marshall Goodman, S jSgt. Fred Slade. Photography & Reproduction: M jSgt. W. Busby, T jSgt.W. Cas,;e, T jSgt. J. Mitchell, S jSgt. F. Churchifl, S /Sgt. G. Neit.zert, Sgt. D. Levinson, Cpl. L. Shaw,. S jSgt. J. Montgomery, S jSgt. R. Keough, S jSgt. J. Webster, Sgt. p, Terry, Sgt. J. Marsick, Cpl. E. Tackett, Pvt. W. Daniels, Pfc. H.. C.aT". The Tyndall Target receives a te r i a 1 s up plied by C a 11 p N ews paper Servic_e, War Dept., 205 E. 42nd St., NYC. Credited material may not be republished without prior permissio n from CNB KEEP YOUR RANDS CLEAN Mr. James Caskie, attorney, of Lynchburg, Virginia, had over the manteL in his office a Large picture of a farmer, standing with his hands in his pockets. Underneath the picture was t he jonowing legend: "Phere stands Bob Whitehead with his hand s in his pockets. H never had his hands in anybody eLse's --------------------------------1 poe ke ts. "-ON GRIPING It happened in Panama City, last Stmday afternuon on the sunporch of the USO, a soldier was laying the wind low with his tale of grief. There was a sailor there, too, a quiet 1 ooking fellow in whites, sitting propped up against one of the collllD1S and he was listening. ASsuredly it was a tale of grief, for despite the outwa-.rJ physical fitness of that soldier, one coUld imagine the toxic forces that energized his thinking. It began with the field he was stationed at. "Some field, how do they expect a guy to be happy here, cominr, fran a place like Selfridge. We had of.ficers there sailor -none of your ninety day wonders. Wouldn't be so bad tho if the chow was g ood, but it isn't. 'Ihose cooks, they don't feed you anything good. Always !JUt of ice cream, never get any french fries, say, in Selfridge we always got ice and french fries and just try coming up for aec611Ilds, i.t takes a brave man, sailor. Then there's reveille, that CQ is always beating the clock, 5 a.m. isn't good enough for him, (he can't sleep any way) so he blows that darn whistle of his at 4:30. What an hour to have to get up and-march over, to 00. rugged minutes of P. T. That obstacle course would kill a draft horse. If they think they can me to go over it, they're crazy. Now rm not gripin', sailor, but they got me working every clay, i1ard too and if they expect this G.r. to put out, so will they. Fall out for reveille, stand retreat, saturday inspections, bum chow; I'll never get a stripe down here -you're lucky sailor, I'm telling you, you're lucky." Quietly the Navy man moved up. "Listen soldier," he said to that G.r., "listen, while I tell you "I w ent in the 7th of December, 1!#1. Things moved quickly after that. I was on a battle--wagoo near the Solomon Islan1s whe n we caught with the whole Jap navy. I got mine then and t h e y shipped me back to the states. Been in the Naval Hospital since, they only let me out last week. Told me I was holding e nough lead to start an arsenal, (those nurses are grea. t kidder s ) The medic tho; says 1ey ankle will have to be amputated ... that's this one here, can't get to walk so good on it, 111ost o f the oone' s missing I t :S..:ems I've got sowe o:fg name disease that's going to finish me off, one of these days "Yes, you should have teen with us, soldier. No reveille, no r etreat. .just a constant al all the time. The officers, God bless 'em. You don't mind being tired, or going hungry, when you've got a right guy up front. Straight out of school, with plenty of savvy and b attle-smart too. Well, I'm not one to ld.ck, soldier, it's all over, for me. When the wife comes horne, ( she's in the Waves) Iid just like to be there -she'd like that "But our boys are still in the rrud of New Georgia; at their battle-stations o n ships like I was on; and di.[!J!;ing in on b eachheads lying in t h e dark, waiting You see how it i s soldier. W e've got too much to do out there-it d o esn't leave m:r.h time for griping." When Zeb Vance was a representative in Congress during t he difficuLt reconstruction period joL Lowing the liar Bet'ween the States, returning t o RaLeigh, North Carolina, he spoke from a platform on the green in front of the CapitoL to a audience. After th e weLcome had been pLayed by the LocaL band, and Mr. Vance had been introduced by one of the state's great Leaders, he arose--taLL, gaunt, rawboned--his hands extending jar beyond the sLeeves of his coat. lihen there was siLence i n the audience, he Lifted both his hands, which were very Larg e and reaching out and forming a human cross, said, "fe L LOlLi citizens, these hands are dean." I firmLy believe that our nation and the Onited Nations wiLL make every effort to keep-thilir hands dean during this war lihen the war is over and the peace terms are written, may the hands of these nations stiLL be dean. A nation's hands can be cLean onLy as t h e hands of those men who go to make up t he fighting and fashioning forces of those nations are cLean. CHAPEL SUNDAY B:oo A.M Mass 9:00 A.M Protestant sunday School 10:00 A.M Ounners Mass at Theater 10:00 A.M Protestant Worship Service 11: 00 A.M Gunners Protestant Service at Thea ter 11:15 A.M ... Mass 7:30 P.M Evening Worship MONDAY 5:30 P.M ....... Mass TUESDAY 5:30 P.M ..... Mass 7:30 P.M Fellowshio Club SERVICES WEDNESDAY 12:15 P.M .. Protestant Worship Serv!ce 5:30 P.M Mass 7:30 P.M Cholr Rehearsal THURSDAY 5:30 P.M Mass FRIDAY 5:30 P.M .. Mass 7:30 P.M Jewish Service SATURDAY 5:30 P.M Mass 7:00P.M ........ Confessions (Also, the Chaplain w!ll hear confessions anytime he i s present at the r.hapel) PVT. RIZARey PUERTO l?ICAN Blf?TH, WM AWARDeD 11-11: lJIS'TJNtPC//S'IIE.P SRf/JCE CWJ'J' F0/2 HEI
September 4, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET TYNDALL GUNNER, FATALLY WOUNDED, SHOOTS DOWN NAZI PLANE OVER SICILY AND PHOTOGRAPHS DEED: BUDDY FROM TYNDALL ALSO WOUNDED Sgts. George p, Corl and Cecil White Were Members of 42-38 Details of how a dying gwmer en a B-26 crawled to his gtm., shot down an attacking Messerschmitt over Sicily and then 1 photographed it crashing to earth in flames, were armmmced re cently by the War Department. The gunner was Sgt. George p. Corl of Denver, Colo., former Tyndall student. Another of the same crew, .Sgt. Cecil of Royalty, Texas, also a Tyndall graduate, was wormded. Sgt. Corl died as he was being lifted frcrn the bomber after it had landed at its base in North Africa. The story of his courageous action was reported by Capt. John E. CriSlfell, Pitts-. burgh, pa., pilot of the Martin Marauder, who said: "All of us in the crew thought it was the grandest exhibition or pluck we had ever seen fn the air. "We were leading tne third ele ment of the first flight," he said, "when we ran into severe flak above Trapani. '.Dlree men in the ship were hit about the S8111e time. Lt. Elliott was leaning over his banbsigpt whm flak came through the window and hit him in the face. It knocked him back off the but he crawled to it again, got his bearings and dropped his booib. "Almost simultaneously Sgt. White called that he was hit. Corl must have got his at the same time, but just as the booJb "!as dropped he caught sight of the Messerscbnit t cOOling up from below. eorl had been knocked down and away from his gun. With three bullet wounds, he crawled back and got in a square burst against the at tacker. All the wounded men stayed at their positions until the ship was through the fiak and partly. aut of danger. "Then Sgt. B.Illian (S/Sgt. E. W. Bullian of Edgerton, Wis.) ad-ministered first aid to Corl and. kept him alive until the ship reached the landing field, but the shock had been too p:reat. 11 MEW INSTRUCTOR'S CLUB HOLDS DANCE FRIDAY NIGHT With the primary objective or improving instruction and in structo!'1 s methods, Tyndall's gunnery instructors have set up the nucleus of an organization which will be both educational and social in its scope At a JJBeting to be held Monday at the Post Library, a temporary EXecutive Canmtttee will submit a rough draft of a constitution and by-laws for the new organization. The temporary Executive Colllllittee consists of S/Sgts. Leber, Houli han, Holmesley, Ademec, Snowden, Sgts. Bressler and Williams and pfc. Paquin. plans for the infant organization's social fair, a dance at the Rec Hall Friday night, are virtually compie ted, Admittance to the dance will be by invitation only. AAF RADIO SHOW OVER. CBS TO SALUTE TIF STUDENT GUNNERS A nation-wide salute to the gunners at 'this huge Flexible Gunnery School will be made over the networks of the Columbia Broadcasting System at 2:00p.M., October it was last week by the public Relations Officer. The program, I Sustain the Wings, is presented each Saturday afternoon by CBS and the Radio Production Unit of the Army Air Forces Technical Training Com:mand, under Major Francis c. Healey's capable direction. Featured oo. each progra."ll is the AAF Training Conmand Band under the direction of Capt. Glern Miller, with Cpl. Tony Martin BS vocalist. Cpl. Broderick Cralff'ord, narrator, each week describes various Air Forces training activities, and wiil emphasize the specific type of training offered at Tyndall Field. Start writers are fran the Training Ca1111aey. '1:00 P .M. Reguiar Weekly Variety Show at Recei 'T:i.ng Pool. 8:30P.M. Radio Players broadcast over WIP 'ImJRSilAY 6:30 P.M.-Radio Workshop period. 8:00 p.M. -Regular weekly enlist ed man's dance at Rec Hall. 8:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M. T/F Band broailcr .ll' WIXP. '8: 00 P1 -Regular weekly dance at Colored Rec Hall. 8:30 p,y, -GI movies at Receiving Pool. FRIDAY 8:00 p, u. -Instructor's Club dance at Rec Hall. Building served for instructors after '/PM. 7:00 p,y,GI movies at HoSl>ital. . The A.M.P.S. announced week that orders prohibit!nE the showing of 'This Is the Army' at post theaters before that pic tures appe:>rance at local the aters has been rescinded. The great Army show has booked for tho Post Theater for Wednesday and Thursday of this-week,
CPL. JULI O J GRILLI Bf"ook Lyn, R.I.; Dispa tche'1'1 S offi ce : "I wouLd 11ove aL Z of the civiLia n s out of Cove Ga'l'dens and keep i t s t'l'ictly a non-cow ho-using p'l'oject." (That'a somethin g you' d have a little t r o uble doing. The Natio n a l Authority puts essential civilians in Cove Gardens and similar h ous ing p roje cts. And where would y o u move the essential Tynd all Field civilians, who are doing a n jnb, too.) PY!. Y RAXK ANA! O S y'l'a c use, X.I.; gas t'I"Uc k un i t : "Iwould L e t the GI d'l'ess as he did be fo'l'e the c a e out o n wea r ing GI do thin g only." (Did y o u see the cartoon i n the T arget which ahowed t h e Officer's Zoot Suit?' W e migh t have soldier g oing a round dressed l ike t hat if t h e bar .. were let down. A unifo rm i a u)po s e d to be a uniform. Loolr. the word uniform up in a dictionary,) SG! LISLII I. NI S ERYI, Dayton, N e ; field ligh t i n g in spector: "I'd hire t o WO'I'k as KP's, thereby 'releasing th e soldie'l's j o'l' tO'I'e iPortan t d u ties ( I n t heae timea y o u don' t jua t g o out and hire men w h e n ever y o u t hem. There's a npower shorta g e everywhere.' Nearly every man i a i n t h e arlll ed forces, in e d e f e nse job o r doing a ome essentia l w ork. So the aoldier& a r e going to have todoK P ) lHE TYNDALL QUESTION: IF Y O U SUDDENLY BECAME THE CoMMANDI N G OFFICER, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FIRST ORD E R ? (WITH COMME N T S IN BOLD FACE B Y LT. CoL RANDOLPH. ) Intervi ew s and Photos By SGT. DAN LEVI NSON CPL. SIBIL N. IOUN G Angelus, S C ; airways depa-r t ment: "Wacs w o uld be given the sam e service a t t h e PI a s a n y GI, with malice towa'l'd none and equaLity jo'l' alL" (The QI's g ripe about the lieutenants getting waited on first, _the lie u tena11ts complain about the speed wlth which captains are s erved, the cap tains frow n when s major gets his cup o f coffee first. If h a d brigadier generals here I d probably do my share. Is S G JANES iADDKLL, Albany, K.I.; post ope,.ations: "I'd do a1a1y w ith P I at 5:30 in the o'l'ni n g and give i t sometim e du'l'i n g the day--after b't'eak fast. (We have been tryin g for some time t o w ork out a schedule w h i c h "'i i i p e r m d t .ph-ysicai training the d ay, and such a sch e d u l e may go into effect soon. However, it is difficult t o chang e _the p T hours dis rupting t h e gunnery t raining program We realize that e x ercise a t t h a t time of the ia unpleasan t and not a s b e neficial as at other hours later i n t h e d a y but we be lieve that training gunners and w i nning the war i s more imp o r tan t. If we can change the hours without upsetting .our w ork, we'l l do so.) Did you see where Joe Goeb bels admitted that a lot of the master r a ce were scramming out. of Berlin because they didn't like t h e threat of those two-ton calli::tg cards the Royal Air Force has been u sing l ately. Maybe the Ber lin folks don 't' like the idea of being g-round up like Hamburg. MY FAVORITE PHOTO STEA DY, BOYS STEADY, IT'S NO H/RAG "Any G. 1. who has 1 ived in New York, or eve n visited there, will agree with us that the above pictureof Times Square is a sight for sore eyes, a morale booster par excellence, and merely the thought of someday being able to once again walk out of the Astor Hotel and cross Broad w ay to see what's playing at the Criterion is certainly 'worth fight i ng for.' "This picture is without a do..ubt ou r favorite of favorites, and we would appr'eciate .your running i t i n t he T a rget. The New Y o r k Boy s of the S ignal Corps! i'fc. C harles Beran Cpl. Joseph Angeletti P vt. N a t han Chernoff Pfc Danny Blumer." (Hote: Yes Ti111es Sauar e Dodgi ng t ax icabs and insurance agents; ducking into the Pa r amoun t for t he 9 A.M. show ; eyeing the strippers as they leave Minsky's; w aiting i n the Astor for that date from A storia; the pitchmen and t h e s hills; the "read all about it" newsboys; t he mil l ing c r o wds and the su bways during the 5 o'clock rush: the w ise guys talking a b ou t that "big deal;" all these and a !lost of other reminiscences will forever spel l Times Square. Thanks for t h e rneiTiories boys, es pecially the 'ones of Mins 'ky strippers. -Ed ) P OST OFFICE U RGES EARLY X-MA S M AILI N G TO G I I s ABROAD "Believe it o r not" the good w o r d already is 11do your Christ mas shopping Bnd mailing early," or at least if you plan on mailing\ gif'ts to GI' s ove rsees. Christmas cards 111d parcels for men in service overseas mUst be' mailed between September 15 and October 15, Bnd the earlier the better. Parcels shall not exceed the present limits .of five pounds in weight and fifteen inches in length and girth combiDed. Not more than one parcel o r package will be accepted in any one week from the same person to the same address. All articles would be packed in retal, wooden or solid fiberboard boxes and securely wrapped and tied with twine. The name and address of the sender, and the nane, rank, Anny serial n umber, b ranch of service, orgBnization, A.P.Q. numbe r of the ad.d.re ssee, and post offic e IIIUS t be inclt.tOO. The use of money o rders to trBnsmi t gifts of money to ser vice men ove rseas i s recomnerrled by postmastei's. There is a local ban on the importation of u.s. currency in some eotmtries and it could not be used if received. APO's cash danestic postal orders wherever they may be, LAPEL BUTTONS TO BE, AWARDED TO HONORABLE DISCHARGEES Men e .nd women hon o rably dis-char g e d fran tile Anuy during the -present w11.r will be awarded lapeJ buttons to s ignify thei r service to the nation, the war Department has announced. The b.I tton i s m ad e of a plastic composition with gold plating to eliminate the use of critical materials. It is simply designed, consisting of an eagle within circle, the wings extending be yond the edges of the circle. It contains n o lettering. The ruttons are now being man ufactured tmder direction of the Qua rtermaste r Corps. When they are r e ady for distribution, full information w i l l be made public so that those eligible llliY obtain buttons. Hot L i p s Get Burned Iran (CNS)-Temperatures of 130 F here force Army to cool mouthpieces in water be fore tootling.
September 4, 1943 THE TYNDALL TARGET Page 5 As LOVELY LASSIES WHO'LL LURE LOCAL LADS TO POST THEATER T-HIS WEEK NOW AND fOREVER The "orderly evacuations" o f the German armies continue on the Russian front. It seems there is no 'word equivalent,' of 'retreat' in the new language f Hitler's ministry of p r o p a-ganda. \olith every new Russian advance spelling r out and disaster for the commo n enemy Herr announces another orderly evacuation." Similarly, it was the orderly evacuation of Napoleon's army at \olaterloo, that won for \olelling .on' s arms, the peace o f Europe. Today, the rich dairyland of Denmark is overrun with Nazi Jean Parker, who stars with rodmts. These g r A y-backed rats Richard Arlen in Paramount's have always evinceria fondness Lupe Velez, the original action drama, "Alaska High-Joan Leslie, a star at 18, forDanishcheese. TheDanesare Mexican Spitfire, returns ty Adams
page 6 THE TYr..'DAI.J, 'rARGE'T NEWS .. First item this week! Class 43 -39 came just a little too l a t e to get acquainted with our adjutant, Lt. Godbold. The lieutenant was m charge of a troop train to Salt Lake City. On his way back, he was mjured in a plane crash and is now recuperating in our own base hospi-tal. The entire personnel of Squad-ron B extend their sincerest \\'\shes for a speedy recovery. Let's go, Lieut. .. we're all roo tin' for you! Student gossip is rather scarce. these days. But here's an item: What is responsible for the good behavior of Pfc. Milt Shantz during the week? Could it be a week-end pass to see the Mrs. ? "Mugsy," the squadron mascot, had a wonderful time during the ab-sence of his master, F ;Sgt. Nelson. But why was he always found in the Squadron E area? "Mice will play, while the eat's away. No insinua, ----' I '-tions go with the statements. FROM THE READY NOW ??? ---------This reporter was snooping around the orderly room in search of some lil.IOW .Ja worthy gossip, when I came across -ljv !I/ iSU!fl:l U!5tW AljdOSOT !1/d arn vU!IIiOT TOJ p.lillli.lOJ Sgt. "Lil' Abner" Green proposing Ei! aoilds llia.Io lTV vunls.Iapun lj;Joq saurvua aUilTd to his girl, long distance. He's still the sathe. Could be that the answer -ouow vU!IIi l!dOT v .AflOS!B JO Al?fl alj:J pUil Ailfl >fSUl1W.lfiJI/ alj:J ur was No, yes?? pa!Tlil pasn ljOOJI/ uorssrwqns ,PUilTsi, Outside of the. fact that the new punod O:J paT!ilJ ill(O:JS paW!?;-i11j:J Ualjlli UI?!.:JPB ;o an+f1B ratings came in, the instructor's moaru ur pasn pUl1 .Jaqwoq -a A !P il O+ U! pa+ .l aAUOO s l?lli +I a; J ill!d rale is sky high bec ause we're actu-un7 pa:JnO:J ATI/V!I/ awp auo a11+ ;o .Jaqwoq UOU/Woo :JSOW sr ally going on furlough. '88-SH3:YNfl[ Sfl W10U)/ :JJil.IO.l!l asod.Jnd-TTil uew.Ja[) 5!1/+ Who is responsible for having a '5 asflqa.tfa s ,.J AUfl wo.IJ uy -z: oN .LV '.!!HI:! cute little telephone operator wake the C Q. each and ever mornin at if 5! .lfl T80!dtf:l il Sillj 4:30 a. m.? Personally,YI thmk fhat sdp puno.J lj:J,!IIi a.Jil asou JO p .lillli.lOJ it's a toss between Sgts. Calvanesi, JTalli_ pU8
THE TYNDALL TARGET THE GUNNERW IS THE MAN! THIS IS A GUNNER-He's in love with a girl back home and carrie her picture in his wallet. He thinks that after-shave-talcum is strictly for civilians and that everythinl is swell as lonl as the coke holds out. He'd rather earn his silver wings than a million dollars. He is going to llf'ply for cadet any dlfY now. After the wa r he swears he'll never stand in line again. Be goes to the post theater to laugh, love, Eight and die with Hollywood heroes about twice a wtu:k and wants to get to tbe Stage Door Canteen befo-re he gets out of uniform. Be wiahes they'd stop the projection machine for a wnlle in one of those Betty Grable pictures. For music he is strictly a and Dinah Shore is his baby. man and Muggsy Spanier once sing like Frank Sinatra. Dorsey man -either brother He likes to mix-it up -with in a while and wishes.he could PIC is his magazine and he writes the fo.lks at least twice. a week. Next to eating, mail call is his favorite indoor sport. He just JMkes every formation by the skin of his teeth except the chow line pay call. With all his heart he be lieves, 'There are only two good places in the Army: where you're from and where you're going' and knows that the way, to get ahead is 'Keep your eyes open, your mouth shut and never volunteer for anything.' He thinks the mess sergeant has some thing against him personally when he is next in line and they run out of roast beef and switch to salami. He could do without S.O.S. forever. He tries t o be nonchalant about going into combat but his trigger finger has been itchy ever since he passed his form 63. He would rather fight the Japanese because he wants to remember Pearl Harbo r himself. He was awed _by the Memphis Belle and amazed that the men who flew her to fame were sur,prisingly like the guys in his own barracks. He keeps one pair of GI shoes under his bed for inspection and wears the other from reveille to lights out. He goes to church on Sunday. He beefs about GI food but eats every bit of it. Bob Hope is his favorite and Theresa Wright is his Miss America. He takes two showers a day. If he could he'd make a meal on ice cream. He does not love GI parties, personal inspection, sunday detail or the obstacle course. He has a toothbrush haircut because it's cool. It's a .tossup between Blondie and L'il. Abner for his favorite comic. He's happy that F;D.R. is hi8 C.O. and thinks that Brooklyn is the place in the world. .He has dreams hopes and ambitions all mixed up with a delicious, brown-eyed brunette who likes plays and kids and holding hands in the movies. There is no place in the world. like his home town. He doesn't go much for stuff that type'f"rl ter COtn1Jil!lndos turn out because he knows that a hero is not extraordinary, not SupermBtl or Dick Tracy but just a guy named Joe or Harry, Dave or Pete who comes from Lancaster, Pa. or Amarillo, Texas, Fresno, C3lifornia or Boston, Massachusetts, an ordinary guy who is a good soldier and likes to get drunk on pay day. Even though Grantland Rice won't name him in Collier's, he is this year's all You were at his party when he got drafted. You know him better than anyone else in this -CPL. BERNARD -FRAZIER This gunner is you! Squadron E -Class \ DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR THE AXIS Above are shown the brothers twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Crumby, of Water Valley, Miss. That's Hollis in the gun turret and Wallace looking on. Or maybe that's Wallace in the turret and Hollis looking on. Well, anyway, that's Hell is and Wa II ace. The Crumby boys--they're 19 years old--volunteered for service in the Army Air Forces when a recruiting officer told them they could re111ain together. They had previously considered the Navy and the Marines. Following their enlistment they were sent to Lowry Field, Colo., where they completed a course as armorers. They are now in their fifth week of the gunnery course' at Tynciall Field and look forward to the day when they can see duty aboard the same bomber at the front. The boys left their Water Valley hometwoyears ago and before enlisting in the Air Forces were employed in a factory at Metaphis, Tenn. Thw are members of Squadron F. Aerial Gunner's Creed "If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don't; If you'd like to win but you think you can't, It's almost a 'cinch' you won't; If you think you'll lose, you've lost! For out in those Planes you'll find, success begins with a fellow's will -It's all in the state of mind. For many a fight is lost 'ere ev.en the mission ts run. And many a coward fails 1ere even his flight's begun. Think brave, and your deeds will grow, Be 1 y e l l o w 1 an d you 1 lL fall b e h i n d Think tha.t you can, and you will It's aLl in the state of mind. If you think you're out-classed, you are; You've got to think high to rise; You've got to be sure of your aim before you can win a prize. Life's battles don't always go, to the strong-er or faster man; But sooner or later the man who wins Is the fellow who thinks he can!" --Anorzp:ous (Submitted by Major H. Johnston, Student The respect: and admiralion commanded by t:he American aerial gunner are far and away out: of pro..port:ion with their military rank."John Steinbeck
THE TYNDALL TARGET FROM THE SATURDAY EVENING POST WHAT I AM FIGHTING FOR By SGT. FRANK G. JENNINGS WHAT am I fighting for? Ask me why I was hom; the same answer fits both questions. I'm fighting to live. That document, which is almost religious in its simplicity, almost like a song in the beauty of its words, the American Declaration of Independence, states my case accurately. I was hom with certain rights which are Godgiven and inalienable. Today, there are several men at large who would refuse me the free exercise of those rights. I ani fighting those men. It's either them or me, and there are only two possible ways for this fight to end fo r me, sudden death or complete victory. And since there are millions more like me, there can be only one possible ending for those men-certain and utter defeat. I a m fighting because I don't like to believe everything I'm told, even if it is true. I want to be able to find out for myself. I demand my Godgiven right to make a damned fool of myself, to get my fingers bume d and to leam, maybe, not to do the same thing the next time. I ruh fighting because I like to believe that no man on God's green earth is any better than I am, physically, mentally, biologically or morally. I'm probably wrong a million times, but I don't want anybody to put me or my kids in a narrow social slot saying, "That's where we decide you belong." I'm fighting because I like to feel that I am the govemment, just as much as a ward heeler or a President. I like to feel that my politicians can be "seen." I want be in the game. I want to think that I can use my vote a s a bludgeon or a baton, as my wisdom or my whimsey suits me, and I want to know that in the final analy sis my vote does count as a expression of my own opinion. I want to be able to scorn the errors of big men. I want to argue at the polls and howl like a stuck pig when I pay high taxes. I don't like order for its own sake. I want to enjoy the scolding or patient forbearance of my wife when I scatter my pipes or books or -tools about the house. I feel that a certain amount of organized disorder is an index to a man's freedom. But I 'do like a good batting average, high performance, well-used skill. And I want to be able Sgt. Frank G. Jennings. to see the score and damn the umpires. The guys I'm fighting are against this. I'm fighting for the right to go home where and when I choose; to go to any church I like; to join a labor union of my own choice and use the good old vote there too. I want to read the books of my own choosing; to listen to music .and see plays produced by artists who are good pecause they are artists who have something to say well, n-ot because they are white-blooded Aryans. I am fighting for the right to read my own newspaper and listen to my radio, secure in the knowledge that most of it is truth, some of it hokilin and a little of it the kind of obvious lying that makes me mad enough to think straight. I am fighting for the utter defeat of those men, so that never again, anywhere, will people with similarly warped minds have a chance to speak out of the mouth of the mob and bulldoze a nation into a fanatical belief in a nightmare scheme of world rule by them or world ruin for all. For I believe as my father and his father believed, that a nation's destiny is the result of the bounty and freedvm enjoyed by its people. Those men use people as fuel for their engines of aggression. I am against the waste of generations of men on the barren fields of war. My country has always known that wars are wasteful. Those men have fooled their countries into believing that war is a good risk. So I am fighting that never again will the enterprise of war be worth, for even the shortest time, the gain of conquest. The only kind of aggressivenes8 1 can appreciate is that shown by a salesman or a football player, and I want to be able to tell the salesman I don't like his product. And finally I am fighting for the great privilege and duty of making the American.dream a reality ip my time. About the Author ALTHOUGH he has seen and liked many other f\._ parts of the United States since enlisting in the Army Air Corps in May, 1941, Staff Sgt. Frank G. Jennings is still a con-firmed New Yorker. "I want to feel t h e pulse of the subway," h e says. "I prefer skyscrapers to mountains. Streams of people interest me more than the greatest rivers." Born in New York's storied borough of Brooklyn in 1915, Jennings has had more than the usual variety of experiences for a young man. He started working in 1933, after attending Brooklyn Technical High, where he was editor of the school paper. An assortment of jobs, capped by one as laboratory assistant in a paint factory, f a iled to stamp out a yen his school-paper days had given him, and he put in a stretch at the New York University School of Joumalism. Later he switched to a job on the loading gang at a milkpasteurizing plant, where he became an active member of Local 584 of the Teamsters Union, AFL. "Today, I consider that a most important part of my training," Sergeant Jennings says. "I learned what democracy really was and how it worked." Subsequently, he did free-lance writing for New York newspapers. Prior to his enlistment, he had become assistant director of the labor department of the Greater New York Fund. Sergeant Jennings is currently stationed near New York and his wife, Gloria, whom he married in 1941. Furnished by Special Service for use on Orientation Bulletin Boards
RADIO sECTION-Pvt. Paslawski found out he could check tubes' much better if he used a conversion chart showing the commercial type cor responding to the G. I. Better get on the ball, Junior. Tyndall needs "good" radio men s;Sgt. Boss is drooping around with a sad haunted look in his eyes. E seems his gal took a powder tb Michigan this. ,week. Incidently, George, did yoJ.J know even a "rookie four striper" could get separate rations and ters ? Cpl. Shearon and Pfcs. Russo and Pearson, fresh from Tyn dall, are still trying o find the city of Apalachicola. So is everybody else, boys. If you look on a maP you'll find it's arr intersection on this side of the Apala:chicola Riv er. MEDICAL DEPARTMENTRecently transferred into this section is Cpl. Roy L. Reynolds. A capable first aider, formerly a pill-roller in the navy ... Heard from Cpl. Klan ica this week. He is now in Miami soaking in. studies as an aviation .caiet Sgt. Gray is expecting to 1eave shortly for cadet training. Best, of luck to you, Harry. LINE ENGINEERS-Sgt. Daniell B. "Buckshot" Galaway is indeed a happy chap these days. Why? Well, he just returned from a very rugged furlough but the thing that really makes him happy is the fact that he is now one of the hangar's OUT-. STANDING crew chiefs. Buckshot says, "l'm really up among the big boys now. It shows I got suction." Pvt. Knowles is Buckshot's man Friday. When he and Buck get on a job you can be sure it's done right. They say they're Chanute (not Tyn dall Tech) graduates ... Frederick A. Lyman, who, incidentally, is do-. ing an excellent job as the new line engineering and the man who "Keeps 'Em Flying" here, has just' been prompted to Captain The officers at Apalachicola think they have a pretty good softball team. r have, too, but, of course, they .1aven't met the "crack" team from Line Engineers Pvt. Roscoe "Deckar6o;; DecKard is still trying to get some prop-wash from Air Corps Supply so he can wash the propellor on TY -539, Does any one know what happened to the "Gremlin Oil" he had .in his plane? Sgt. Demeter Zaha is "sweating out" the duration plus. He states, "Boy! When this war is over, I'll really be dragging' i!J. the jack from Chicago." When asked what his racket was in the great underworld city, he refused to talk. What. has he "cooked up" anyhow? THINGS WE-WOULD LIKE TO SEE: Sgt. Landry wearing his new coveralls, size 42-R. (He wears a ,--A ordinarily) ... Pfc. Walsh wearing corporal's stripes. Cheez, he's a hold woiker Beer for enlisted men Laundry tickets rnade out rig-ht and no .lanndry shortages ... Lock boxes in the post office so the boys can get their mail .after hours A chaplain on the post to re lieve Squadron Supply of so much traffic Wi>rk clothes by the truck-load at Tyndall QM before winter comes. GUARD DETACHMENTSGlad to welcome home TjSgt. Erwin who has had a lengthy stay at the Tyn dall Hospital recuperating from a broken leg ... It is true-that "Smitty" gets paid by the Post Mess? "Boy o" Boy. What a V1ew!'' AMES HcLAREH pfC. J t co rresponden_ hope she is as good natured as you are. We must mention the Morning Re port Gremlin. Yes! h e is back with us again. and we are really amazed at the thing s he went and drme in old Virginny. His descriptions would stagg-er one's belief. If it's a ll that wonderful there, me for Virg inia. Johnnie was sorta tal
Page 8 THE TYNDALL TARGET TORNADOES MEET NAT C HERE TODAY AND SUND AY NAVAL AIR TRAINING CENTER NINE SPLIT DOUBLE HEADER WITH TIF TEAM IN AT PENSACOLA TWO WEEKS AGO TORNADOES BOW TO EGLIN FIELD FLYERS IN SUNDAY CONTEST BY 5-l SCORE Still from their stinging 5-l defeat at the hands of the Eglin Flyers last Sunday, Tyndall's Tornadoes will attempt to regain their winning ways at the expense of the Pensacola Naval Air Training Center nine whom they mee t in single games today and tanorrow on the post athletic field. The Tornadoes split a double-header with the P ensacola squad when they traveled to that city two weeks ago. Lt. H erman Franks, former big league catcher, is expected to handle the backstop chores for the Navy OFFICERS WIN. USO DIAMOND team. This past Sunday the Tornadoes went to Eglin Field looking for their second consecutive win over that team, but came away limping from a 5-1 Loose fielding again was the major factor in the defeat, and in adcti tion, there was 111 apparent lack of the usual tnstle and pep. However, it is more than likely that playing on hane grouros anct encouragement from the stands will help the Tornadoes snap rut of their lethargy this afternoon. Donaway, who started on the mound for the Tyndall team against Eglin, was lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth, after allow ing eight hits which were converted into five runs. "Joe" Flanagan relieved. :Z9.Chell pitched the entire game for the Flyers giving up five hits. The Tornadoes scored their lone run 1n the ninth on hits b) Hines, Brown and Orang&. This afternoon's contest with the Naval Air Training Center nine begins at 3:00p.M., while tomorrow's tussle will start at 2 : 00 p.M. Flanagan, Donaway and Davis will be on ham for Tyndall mrurrl assigrments. The "Qox score: All R H 4 0 1 A 1 n e s, 3 1 1 Brown, 2b 4 0 t: 0 range, 1r 4 0 1 Jaclcrel, rr 4 0 0 Costigan, 1b 3 0 1 Didier, c 4 0 0 Anderson, 3b. 2 0 0 Donaway, p 2 0 0 Flanagan, p 1 0 (j Sedaak 0 1 0 0 Totals 32 1 li t.B R H r. 0 0 L&splaces, 2b 4 0 2 Kozusko, If 3 1 0 1: res s 1b r. 1 1 Kenoricks, ss 4 0 1 Early, c r 4 1 2 Caraody, 3b 4 1 0 Luciano, c 4 1 2 Zac:hell, p 3 0 2 Totals :1 10 HOW THEY STAND (Gaaes through Thursday, S ept. 2 ; j:lub New York .. 77 Washington .. 69 Cleveland .. 66 Detroit ... 6li C b i e ago 6 4 Boston .... lig 8 t. Lou is 56 P h il ad e 1 p b 1 a 4 1 PIATION.I.L St. Louis .... B2 Cinn ......... 6g Brooklyn ... 6! Pittsburgh 6 7 Chicago ...... 6 1 Boston ....... :1:1 P h il ad e 1 p b i a. li 4 York .. 44 !.EAGUI! Lost 46 liB li7 liB 61 67 6B B2 LE.I.GU!l 43 lili liB 63 64 6li .71 79 p ct. 1143 li37 li2tl 1:112 46B 4li2 6li6 ei:\7 :132 tllli 4BB 4liB 4 3 2 311B PLAY-OFF WITH THRILLING NINTH INNING RALLY Lt. Bill Mendelson did it again. With two outs, two men on the bases, and his team trailing by two runs in the ninth inning of a championship game e.gains t the Wainwright. Shipbuilders at pelican Park last Sunday, he stepped to the plate and 5lllll.cked the first pitch rut of the park to give the Tyndall. Field Officers a 7 6 win, and their 17th triumph in 18 starts. The blow enabled the Officers to fin:!.sh the! r season in a blaze of glory. Gaining an early 4-0 lead, three of the runs coming i n the first frame on solid hits by Lts. Moe Freeman, Jim Bailey, Mendelson, and Herb Edelman, the Tyndall Field team dropped behind in the late innings o n Wainwright rallies. I t looked like a sure Wainwright victory g oing in to the ninth frame as Lefty Noles had not pennit ted a run since the fourth frame, but a single by Freeman, a walk to Baily, and Mendelson's smash sent the Shipbuilders home on Ue short end of the score Lt. Joe 'Glasser was on the mouro for the winners anrl turned in a steady hurling 1 ob except in the fourth frrune when the Ship builders tallied four times on an assortment of hits. Lt. Mendel son grabbed the spotlight with his home run and double, but Lts. Moe Freeman and Jim Bailey also played outstanding ball. TYNDALL SPORTS NOTES Even Hollywood ax its best couldn't equal the.thrilling gth inning rally put on by the T / F Officers in their gam e last Sunday afternoon. With two away and two men on, and his team trailing by two runs, Lt. Bill Mendelson connected solidly and drove the ball deep into right center for a home run inside the park! Sunday, Se pt. 18, has been announced as the date of the first fyndaLL tenni s tourney. The courts are expect ed to ready for pLay Late this wee k. The deadline for entries in Tuesday night's table tennis tournament is 3 P.M. Entries will b e accepted at the Post Athletic Office BATTING I N CLEAN-UP POSITION FOR TORNADOES Batting i n the spot for the Tornad oes is husky NICK ORANGE (above) of the Medics The ,recent addition of Nick to the T/F line-up h a s supplied the missing punch in the Tornado offensive. Nick, whose ran k is thatof a corpural, has been regularly assigned to patrol left field. His home town is Jeannette, Pa. Previous to entering the army, he had spent several seasons with various minor league teams. LT. GEE, T/F WAC OFF1CER, IS SISTER OF FAMOUS PITTSBURGH HURLER The New York Yankees a'ld St. Louis Cardinals are leading the pennant races in the American and National Leagues, respectively, and Brooklyn's Dodgers are still "dem beloved bums" to m illions, but the Pittsburgh Pirates have a staunch supporter in the WAC De tachment here and for good reason. Pittsburgh's number one fan, as far as Tyndall Field is concerned, is L t Mildred Gee, Executive Officer of the wac Post Headquarters Company. She is the siste r of Pitcher Johnny Gee, one of the twirlers upon whom Manager Frankie Frisch is counting heavily to lead the Pirates to a first division berth. Pitcher Gee, elongated hurler of the Pirates, stands six feet, nine inches in his stocking feet, and is the tallest player in the majors today. A sensation with the Syracuse Chiefs in the International League a few seasons ago, Gee was sold to the Pirates for the reported sum of $35,000. He has experienced difficulty in hitting his normal stride against National Leauge batters but Sis Mildred is confident he will be cane a star before very long. Every night during the baseball season, Lt. Gee sticks close by the radio awaiting the scores. When the Pirates win, she smiles broa clly ani says, "I told you so." Whe n the Pirates win, with Gee pitching, rer .Joy knows no bounds. POST Saturday, 'MEXICAN SPITFIRE'S BLESSED EVENT,' Lupe Velez, Leon Errol. Sun., Mon., ''!HE SKY'S TIIE LIMIT' Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie. Tuesday, 'ALASKA HIGHWAY,' Jean Parker, Richard Arlen. Wed., Thur., "THIS IS THE ARMY, All Star Cast. Fti., 'HEADIN' FOR (X)D'S aJUNTRY' William Lundigan, Virginia Dale. R/ TZ Sun. Mon. 'DIXIE, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour. Tues. thru Thur., 'HEAVEN CAN WAIT, Gene Tierney, Don Ameche. La.te Show Wednesday, 'mAT NATlY NUISANCE,' Billy Watson. Friday, 'SILVER SKATES, Patricia Morrison. -Saturday, 'GAUCHO SERENADE,' Gene Autry. Late Shaw Sat., 'STORMY WEATHER, All Oolored Cast. PANAHA Sun., Mon. 'ALASKA HIGHWAY Jean Parker, Richard Ar1en. Tuesday, 'QUIET PLEASE MURDER, George Sanders. Wednesday, 'TISH,' Marjorie Main, Lee Bowman. Thursday, ,DIXIE DUGAN,' Lois Andrews, James Ellison Fri., Sat., "WESTERN CYCLONE, Buster Crabbe.
September 4, 194!,l HIGH-FLYING RED CAPS AGAIN DOWN EGLIN FIELD NINE; WIN BY SCORE With their victory ma-chine still geared in high, the Red Caps traveled to Eglin Field last Sunday and came away with their second win over that club this season. 1he score was 8-4. Leftfielder Mayo started the team out in the first irming w1 th a single. The big inning o f the game was the fourth, when Harrison, Mayo, Randle and Dawkins in succession, batted out hits. The playing field was in very poor shape, which contributed to the large number of errors each teem made. Streeter started on the mound for the Red Caps, but was replaced in the eighth by Jenldns. Box score: TT!IDA L L FIELD AB R H Hal"rieon, 1 b 4 1 3 11&)'0 lf 4 2 2 Randle, 2b 4 1 1 Dawkins, sa 4 1 1 11-artioez, c 4 1 2 Sb 4 0 0 White, cf 4 1 1 Englieh, rf 4 1 2 Streeter, p 3 0 2 J e nkine, p 1 0 0 T otals 36 8 14 FHLD AB R H 4 0 0 H orwood, rf 0 0 Allen, lf 1 0 0 B r own, 3 b 4 0 0 Saith, a s 2 2 Harris, 2b 1 0 Nickel, cf 3 0 1 passaore, c 3 1 1 Warren, p 3 0 1 Robinson, lf 2 0 1 Totals 30 4 6 TT!IDALL 1 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 8 E OLIII 0 o o 0 0 0 2 2 0 -4 Two base hits1 Harriso n 3, Randle 1, Dawkins 1, English 1, Saitb 1, paSSIIore 1. stolen bases: 11ayo 1, 11artinez 2 D o uble p lay: 1, Saith t o Drone t o pasaaore. Left on base: Trndall 7, Eglin 1. Base o n bal a : Streeter 1, Jenkins O warren 3.' Strikeouts: Streeter Jenkins 11 warren 7. Winning pitcher: Upires: 11arshaond and Saith. Tiae: 2:30. Sports Slants By Camp Newspaper Service Capt. Ray .Barbutti, fo rmer Syracuse University quarter miler and Olympic c hampion in 1 928, has recovered from an attac k of sand fly fever and returned t o d u t y in N orth Africa. Newest 4Fs in baseball are Joe Schultz, St. L o u is Brown s catc h e r, and Rufe Gentry, ace pitch er fo r the B u ffalo Biso n s in Int e r national Leagu e. N o r eason was given for their rejection. S/Sgt. Tom Smith, former L o uisiana College trac k star, cracked his own Keesler Field (Miss.) javelin mark with a 2 0 6foot, 9% -inch heave at the thi r d s ummer track and field meet h eld a t t h e Base recently. THE TYNDAlL T ARGE'l' Page 9 TYNDALL SKEET MEN 0 0 WELL IN Oft I 0 COMPETITION Tyndall Field skeet shooters were well represented at the re cent national trapshoot tournament at Vandalia, Ohio, by Capt. Graydon Hubbard, director of ground training at the Army Air Forces Flexible Gunnery school, and two of his enlisted instructors. Together w1 th two army officers rrom the gunnery school at Buclf ingham Field, Fort yYers, Fla., Capt. HUbbard and S/Sgts. Ed Williams and Mercer Tennelle won runner-up honors in the service men's section of the touMlament. They lost to the Indiana state team by one bird. Capt. Hubbard and Sgts. Wil liams and Tennelle were members of a Tyndall Field team which re cently won the Southeastern Open Skeet Tournament at Jacksonville. Additional honors were captured at Vandalia by Sgt. Tennelle, who : won the l6 yard shoot for n on conmissioned service men and Capt. Hubbard, who was runner-up in the event for service men. Capt. HUbbard is fonner nation al skeet champion. Sgt. Williams is California state. champion and Sgt. Terinelle is Lousiana trap champion. -------STUD-ENT GUNNERS DOWN FORT MYERS TEAM; SHOOT HERE TOD'Y Leo DeWolf Wolford, who was hoiE;:y n1olars-1N! is presently considthe guest of S Stilts and wife in P. ering closing a deal wit -htne Metrot;_ O\Zer the week-end, maintains that politan Opera Company for the h e is a o n e -woman man-the ques-of "Aida" tion -being whic h woman? ... Rani< Phone .;ires buzzed Saturday night hath no pee; quoth the bard of Bay in searc h of Fredd Hentschke, or!gin-2 Sgt. Springe r -as a n exampl e he a! roma n ce man, with a n invitation cites a decidedly romantic phone call to travel the Burma Road ... Pvt. he enjoyed with one of the few reSmith M a horney, pony express drivmaining surviving Motor Pool chaufer, has captured a WAC w hose in f erettes-while Cpl. First Class Clar-terests li e a l o n g the lines a s his ence White, favorite son of Flomaton, the m a l e must go through. Ala., sweated over the nozzle of his At last it can b e toldR e d Alford, gas hose. Pfc., is minding his P's and Q's all T / 4 Clarence Wrenn, of Washing-for the love of s ;Sgt. MacBeth's secton, Va., and Pensacola ,is sporting reta r y Cpl. Andrew H. Brown, the latest in handkerchiefs-beeooti a li a s Wm. H Andrews, far from his ful scarlet designs on a white back-home in N. C. was under the irnground with shirt t o match and pressio n tha t Bay 8 h a d moved outthat ain' t ketchup ... Pfc. John Jos-side the barracks l ast Satuday ni ght Barry, Jr., staunch supporter of ... Goebel' s, Go e b el's, w h o ever heard JC's Mayor F:rank Hague, spent the of Goebel's? Cpl. Dom L e n tile, in night with T / 5 Francis Curran, of company with Zulu Glaster, wasc South Boston, last week-it might be seen b e decked in his f inest in search editorially noted that Curran does o f some GI romance, no doubt not have a double decker b ed. E :gt. Erma! Ramey, friend of the Pfc. James J McDonnell, last o-f p e ople, came from furloug h by way the vanishing Dead-end Kids, hon-of Port St. Joe last week. ored the boys wit ha vocal recital Sgt.. Rever's gang is the proud pas last week arranged by his erstwhile sessor of a wooden keg whic h concompanion and busi'ness manager, P, tains nothing but water The r e Conti Leonardi, Cpl. Mac ex is a rumor goin g around that a Pfc. hibited a wide repertoire of classical of the S07t h i s buckin g for Corporal favorites and showed exceptiona ll y -a Corpor a l in the 785th -that's all' to letters received b y samquadran .orderly room never loo ked better than it does now with its shrubs and flowers in full bloom. To top it off the "E" flag whic h we took possession of the second h a l f of last week could never have had a better looking lawn to wave over. Captain Wiseman is bac k agai n after a well earned leave which the captain enjoyed very muc h We miss our squadron lounge room which at present is being redecorat e d, the color schemes for the fl oo r being planned by Lt. Go ldstein. Whe n finished, it is expected to be o n e .of the best on the fi e ld A ping p ong table is a ls o to be installed in the day room in the near future. S jSgt. George C. Parke r boasts of owning the only air conditio n e d a utomobil e on the f i e ld He intends to .have window glass put in as soon B.A. Evans. ed several weeks past and accordmg as the co l d weather comes along.
a e 10 THE TYNDALL TARGET Ordnotes Squadron A WAC-tivil:ies Don't let grass grow under your feet, for everyone may submit news for probable publication in the Ord notes through Pfc. Sorenson o r Ass istant (?) First Sgt. Knowles. Re member that the remarks stated in these articles will be entirely of an or unbiased ( $1.98 a word) nature. (If the so called hu mor in this issue is too dry you can wash it down with 3.2 beer or P. C wine). First, we want to extend a rate but nevertheless hearty welcome to Captain Emery, our new Ordnanc!l Officer. He will find this company has good workers, because the aver age man is willing to cooperate with him 100 per cent .... Best wishes to Lt. Birney, who went to Lansing, Mich., for the purpose of attending a 3 week "blitzkrieg" aircraft arma1 ment course .... A salute for First Lt. Lake. (A set of gold bars for sale at the Ordnance Motor Pool) After a n abserice ut montlui we ag& in take our "typewriter in hand" for the purpose of resuming to hunt and then peck out the news and events of the Ordnance Lots of interesting things have tak en place, some you know about and others are unfamiliar to most of the fello w s SCENES WE HAVE SEEN_:Cpl. Dobberky desperately trying to an-: swer a call on one of them thar new fangled telephones, only to find out h e was talking through the wrong Tsk! Tsk! Following last week' s Tyndall Field dance we ob served an Ordnance Romeo get out of a car in which were five females. Chow Line Chat:ter At las t t h e kitchen personnel have GOme into their own with the newly fo:rmed Me3s Squadron. First of all, let's give a note, o f praise to Captain LeForce Lt. Ralston and First Sgt. Barbier for the splendid way in whic h -thdy have whipped the mes17 men into s hape and accustomed them t o the routines of liv ing in a body, r athe r than being separated, as in. the past. Under their fine leadership we are st:-i v in g to pluce our Squadron among the best on the field, and be fore long we in .tend t o give the ef ficiency banner a permanent home on our front l a wn. This b eing our intial contributions to the T a rget, we haven't m u c h in wap of gcssi p or n ews, but with mysel f and S jSgt. Hawkins gather ing items of interest in Mess No: 2 and t h e Squadron as a whole, we'll appreciate hearing from Messes 1 and 3. So if you have anything you would lik e to see i n the Target just pen ot pe n cil it and leave it at the Orderl y Room with Cpl. Luns, fo rd. Congratulations t o Lts. H amende and Bolduc on t.."teir new silver bars, And to Cpl. Latinette on his recent nuptia l s,' o nl y someone find him a place to li\' e befor e he runs everyone crazy Has T ;Sgt. Ott told you a bout t h e fine time h e had at thl!t "My Club" in Cottondale sipping suds. whil e sweating a train back te Tyndall? Can it b e that Sgts. H awkins and Brown, assisted by Cpl s Jones and Latinette are build i n g a new highway to a n d from M ess Hall No. 2, or have U1e y bee:1 off the beam again and are now paying off? ... Have yoo notice d "GI" Johnson our "Prod iga l S on i s back at Lhe stoves? Remember men this is your co l umn, if you have any gossip that's strictly confidential whis;Je r it to the field. thro u g h us a n d the Targe t. Untii next wec'k. "Keep 'em g l yir:g'" -Pvt. A. J Falato. The Journey had been all the way Welcome to Squadron "A", M jSgt. from the Rec Hall to his barracks. R. H Kelly. We're sure that you' ll Unfortunately it was too dark for help t o make this the best anyone to see his face. Five to one on Tyndall ... T ;Sgt. Albert J Mer -my, my! ... Pvt. Rainer was a cer was sen rushing to his barracks surprised man when he accidentally one day last week. It seems that dropped a half dollar and heard it some instructor mistook Sgt. Mercer RING like one of those silver pen-for a Pfc. so h e double-tinied back nies. to put Iii s three up and two down HEARD THROUGH A KEYHOLE on everything from his red flannels IN THE RUMO RROOM Didja' to his overcoat. know that Pfc. Howard Smith is one Sgt. (Effective 1 Aug. 43) Harry of the four soldiers graduating from S. Baker St-empting to better himself by going Squadton "A" is no longer the into the Legal Dept. of the Rugged stepchild of Squadron D ." Thank ( ? ) 69th Squadron. Considering God. Squadron "D" has mov.ed, the coke bets Sgt. Burnett has won leaving Squadron "A" a break, demonstrating his athletic prowess; dreary orderly room with two phones. we unofficially elect him the neVI But at least the orderly room is ours PT instructor. now. Squadron "D" left its pool If Ordnance ratings eventually come table-but don't worry-they took out in the Ordnance, he should call the cues and balls When they mov him, or her, CORPORAL. .. Ev.i--ed dently Cpl. Williams finds the comw :P: X. please note: Why is it that pany of a certain Madeline very some states can get their pennants splendid while visiting the S. Safs. hung up twice and other states are He spends .enough time there. ignored. After all, there are some -Pfc. Meyers. Iowa lads here. (Apologies to Conn.) Canaries We are getting better witn each inspection. J1:1st a little more. push, fellows, and we w ill be on the. top. Wonder w h y Dippre doesn't want to bring the woman down here? We have a wonderful moon here, Dippre. Several married men o f thia squadl on have their eyes. cast upon those new homes being built by the water tqwer. Tell us, Billeting Offi cer, win G I.'s be able to live there or are tl).ey reserved for civilians? We' d like to know, but fast. Time to close, so 'bye now! ....:...s;sgt. H. A. Pratt, Jr. Brown Bombers Dear Uncle Sam: Seems to me you must be r ather depressed-you know what I refer to-the women in whom you had put aIbt of faith have let you down. Not all of them-and you know which ones who are leaving are doing so with jus t cause. But that one who blabs: "I've got a good home, a car 'mother and dad, so why shoulq I stay in this damn army?"-that's one whom we wonder about-what .we wonder is: Why the devil ell she get herself into this thing in th first place, and where would that comfortable h ome and nice car be if a ll of us who make up our army decided to return home and twiddle our thumbs. "Slacker" Is a mild word for her. "Moron" more to the point! I wasn't unanimously appointed to Write you. As a matter of fact I stan din this country of ours as a mere "Brown-Eyed-Susan" in a flo w er garden of many varietiel) The weeds at t imes have attempted to choke me truthfully, times were when I felt like a stinky weed my self. :But Brown-Eyed-Susans, you know, have a way of carrying on in the darndest environments. They can be pretty in pasturelands he.ve you noticed ? Unfortunately, those drips; pof excuses for Ame rican womanhoot.. have forgotten w h a t we are fighting for. I spoke to one other day. She doesn't know what she will do when she gets out. At present her one thought is the "fun" she will have as long as her meager savings hold out. Then what! Surely she has forgotten. there is a war on. She cannot know the sadness that comes from losing a brother in Africa. She and her friends can not hav!l giveh thought to what women, their sis ter Allies, are going through in the Orient, in Europe, on the Dark tinent-they have let be forgotteri the anxiety in minute form that came to them on December 7 1941. bamit, Uncle Sam, it's madd_ening and for them I apologize. But I can' t believe that they are all-wrong.Sooner or later they will awaken. Who made the crack about want ing a softball team? Well, what are you waiting for, fellows, we the balls and bats. If you get the players we should get the We didn' t do so good on the volleyball game. It must of been the horse flies but we promise to better ourselves next time. The "stormy Monday" revue giv Perhaps as the result of great sad en in the colored Rec Hall on the ness, perhaps too late, but there will 24th was a thrilling success. The be the time. All for this' time and remember it isr!'t w hat you but who you know. --Eddie, Woody, Harold. Skunk Hollow squad,ron is looking for another of These things, not too pleasant these shows in the near future. us, aren't all there is. We who are Speaking of success the squadron has with you have fun in our work and greatly improved the area. Our cat<'we have m "any Brown-Eyed-Susans. penter modeled a lawn sprinkler of 'we are proud too of the roses who wood, a very clever and time saviljg grow stronger, retaining their sweet trick. Since this rig was comp1eted ness. Even the lily is of sturdy stalk the grass and flowers on the lawn. and blooms more beautifuliy. Trans have been growing a t top speed. planting from here to there and On 'the the b arracks soft ball back, wherever you, as gardener, set league tournament was brought to a her, strengthens her foundation. You Well, it s eems that the forgotten close with a smashing victory by know these things, and that the men at "Skunk H ollow" have been Barracks No. 2 over Barracks No. cockle removed, makes a better gar remembered at last. The guardian 3 by a score of 12-10 In last week's den. angel -came in the form of Lt: Moore, colUI)'Ul-there was a n item that a We, who have remained with yoU the assistant special service officer contest for the cleanest barracks on iri this job, are h ere to stay as long of Tyndall Field, and a cast of en-Saturday's inspecfion the winner to .as you see fit to keep us. We' ll do tertainers unequalled for their in-get a boat ride on the 29th. The our best h ere o r abroad for the dura genious way of dishing out fun and contest was a tie between the first tion plus, whethe r months, a year frivolity The show was a howling and second barracks and the men or more. Would -that more true (and I do mean howling) success who went on the four hour trip SunAmerican women could see their way from start to finish. The performers day had a swell time. to join us. It does our hearts S? seemed to have j1,1st as good a time Among the persona l items: Pvt. that you are finding it necessary as the audience. Mr. Massa!, the Lucius has given up his call fathers to war Somehow, we M C and leader of the orchestra, secret. It started like this: Frazier think i f more women could see this would wise crack and the audience was receiving a great deal of mail our way, fathers would b e a llowed to wo uld wise crack back at him. u at mail call and one o f the non-coms stay with their children their was a duel of wits and a great time wondering why he. was so popular, children's mothers. Homes are es was had by a ll. The only t hing lack-strolled into the library to find him sential fo r our future and w h a t a r e ing the presence of the man that reading a big little boo!<. It was en-homes without fathers when chil has been working his f ingers to the titled "How to Write Love Letters'' dren need t hem to grow? bone in order that the forgotten and was it taking effect on those P. Your neice m i ght b e remembered, Captain Free-C debs? .... SUSAN. man. The members of the Pool After being licked on the 22nd, the 'He: I cmne a!] the way Squadron want to extend to hrm'. squadron-baseball team again start-h f, th t across t e roomor a you their thanks, and wishes for a n early ed winning in a comebac k at Lynn r ecovery, in order t hat the lignt Haven on the 29th. The team deJ colored V 8 might be seen in th feated Lynn Haven by a score of vicinity of ol' Sliunk Hollow once 12. Not bad! again. C.pl. Arthur E Williams. owe me a kiss. She: It's a fpod thing you didn't come from across the street!'
11 uoy AINII}(WDileo By B O B HAWK 1. According to psychologists, do husbands who are three years older than their wives have the best chances for a happy mar riage? 2. A bluenose is somet ody who ts snobbish or puritanical. A Jluebeard is a man who murders his wives. What is a bluEH>tock ing? 3. Why is butter lighter in color in the Winter than in the stmrner? 4. Which has the highest percentage of starch -corn, rice or potatoes? 5. Kangaroos and opposums are both marsupial animals. What kind of an animal is that? 6. Does a child have more bones, the same number or not so many ones in its spinal column as an 'dult? 7. Do oysters lay eggs? 8. I am going to give you the beginning of the last sentence of the Gettysburg Address and you finish it: "It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us; that from these honored dead we take increased de votion to that cause for which they g ave the last full of devoticn that we here resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; 9. Can a c ase b e argued-more than once in the &Iprau e Court of the United States? 10. Did George Washin gton have any brothers o r sisters? YANKWIZ ANSWERS 1. No. 2. A bluestocking js a 11 terary woman who is pedantic and undcmestic. 3. Because the co w s eat grain in the winter and green grass in the SUDmlr. Grass gives the butr ter a higher color. 4. Rice about 7fff, starch; corn about 20% starch ( corn on the cob) ; potatoes about ID% starch. one which carrie s its young in a pouch. 6. More -Child 33 Adult: 20. 7. Yes. 8. "that this natio n under God shall have a new birth of freedom; and that goverrment of the people, by the people and for the people, shall no t perish from the earth." 9. Yes. 10. Yes. He had three sisters and six brothers. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" Little Miss Mullet decided to rough it In a cabin quite old and medieval. Girls when they went out. to sw i m Once dressed like Mother Hub bard; A rounder espied her nnd plied N o w they h ave a bolder whim: her with cider They dress more like her cup-And now she's the forest' s board. prime evil. --------------WANTED: chairs for of Italy. And then there's the one about sso,o"oo to buy thesoldierwhocalledaspadea the standi n g army spade until he hit his foot with one.
,:. ,' .. ... _-,,. L ':; .. ', ", ,.- Gunners of tht! Week 0 l / PFC. WILLI AH T. CARROLL Squadron A A graduate of North High Scnool; is a native of Los An gel es J Col. .. I-! as three years and eight month of Army Service) --eight months in the AAF and the precEding three years with the cavalry. Was stationed in California most of the time. Played footbcfll for his cavalry division team at guard p0sition. Received basic AAF training at CleorwaterJ Fla. Was then trans erred to Ch i c ago J I 11 J for radio operator and mechanic train ing. GUNNER '1 \ \ OF THE CLASS 1ST! SGT. THOMAS W M cLEAN, JR. Squadron D Gunner of the Week three weeks agoJ he finishes up his gunnery training as the leading gunner of his clos s. Home is in 'foldostaJ Ga.; is 23 years old ... Took a break in rank while with the Infantry to transfer to paratroops. Accident while paratrooping disqualified him from further jumping. Asked for and received transfer to AAF for gunnery training. First enlisted in :1.940. Made :1.9 leaps as paratrooper. PFC. JOSEPH P De LAURA Squadron B Calls WorcesterJ Mass.J "home" although he was born in Portugal ... Is 34 years oldJ morriedJ and has two children, Has more than eleven years of service with the Army; Enlisted for first time in :1.927 with the Infantry and spent 3r years in the Canal Zone. From :1.9 3:1.-:1.9 37 he served with the ist Infantry Division at pottsville BarrocksJ N.Y. In SeptemberJ i942J he enlisted in the AAF and was sent to Lowry F i e 1 d f o r arm omen t c o u r s e a n d then to a power turret schooL PFC. JOHN GOHN, JR SISGT JOSEPH W. DEAVER, JR. Squadron F Squadron C Is 25 years old and marriedJ has no children. Hails from After graduating from local high school was employed by Scott paper Co ... Played hig h school baseball and football. Entered AAF at Philadelphia in Jan. J :1.94:1.. participated in Carolina manuevers in 14:1. as aircroft observer ... Completed radio course at Mitchell FieldJ N.Y.J and served as combat radio operator on B-24 doing anti-submarine patrol. 0 PFC. LAURI ENBOH Squadron E Is 25 years old and calls palo AltoJ Col. J "home" ... Graduated from Gray's Harbor Junior College at AberdeenJ Wash. J where he played basketball and also participated in track. previous to his enlistment as an aviation cadet in AprilJ i94iJ was employed as a bus driver for the pacific Greyhound Co. unable to qualify for pilot troiningJ he was sent to Buckley and Lowry Fields for armament courses. Entered Army m Ft. MeadeJ Md.J Jon. 3ij i943J and was assigned to AAF and sent to Miami for basic. Went through armament schools at Buckley and Lowry Fields after Miami. rs married and has ii month old son. Hails from Red LionJ pa ... was a four-letter man at high schoolJ participating in trockJ basebollJ basketball and football. Worked with dod in building construction work previous to being drafted. 0