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so GUNNERS A WEEK TO GET FREE FISHING TRIP l''lllew Name Is Sought: For lHollow' $25 in PX Merchandise Fot GI Who Offers Best Suggestion A verdict was reached in Post Headquarters this week that the name Skunk shoul Cl be reserved exclusively for two velly smelly" guys name d "Hi tler !llld "TojoP'r Thus, a contest has been 1 aunched to find a new name for Tyndall Field's skunk Hollow. Originally called "Skunk .low bec!llse of the prese n c e striped lllilnals in the pro ssing center, the name no longer applies now that most of the. skunks have departed from their former fuming grounds. It seems the creatures l eft when some outspoken G. I. 's hurt their feelings by calling than "Axis Rats, because the raising of their tails for action reminded the observant G. I' s or the Fascist salute. '!he Post Commander, Colone l John W. Persons, has arrllnged fur a $25 PX merchmdise o r d e r to be given to the person who nominates the winning name in the "Give A New N8llle To 'Skunk Hollow' Contest, which is limited to military personnel participation. '!be new name em. be anything from "G. I. Slangrila" to "No Woman's Land, just so it's novel !llld different. diffel' ent particularly fran the n81Jle "Skunk. A Judging cOIIJili ttee 10inted by Colonel Persons, lresentative of the entire 'ld, will decide the winner. So put on your think! ng caps, men and womm Brld sub mit your suggestion for the new ntme. The TYNDALL TARGEf will serve as the collecting agency for the contest, and suggestions may be sent either through message center, the regular mail, or ueli vered in person. Contestants may offer .as many dirferent names as they like. And remember, the winne> gets $25 ln PX merchandise. COOKS AND BAKERS SCHOOL TO OPEN MONDAY Songsmith Who Wrote (Poinciana' Student In Gunnery School It' s quite a long hOp from writing top rune s to lax>cld.ng e nemy planes from the skies as a lowe r turret gunner on a B-17, but that's the jump Q>l. D.ld d y Bernier of Class 44-22 has his heart s e t on. In 1936, fuddy .decided to give up minor roles in theatricals and llllsicals and instead turn ed to song writing, ro r which he rel t he hall a talent and a brighter future. From 1936 until entering the army in 1941, Bernier wrote or collaborated on more than a score or the nation's ravo1ite melodies. One of the nurubm-s he wrote back in 1936 was a romantic ballad called "Po inciana." Today, that tune is amorig the Hit Parade leade l'S, with its popularity still growing. Bernier is a native or New Yo;k City and his burning ambition fo > a combat assigll ment belie s his 34 y ears. Originally assigne d to the inrantry, Buddy spent two years with the 28th Division, participating in all the major maneuvers or the outfit, including a training period in amphibious tactics at neighboring Camp Gordon last year, b efore receiving a transfer to the AAF for gunne;y training. First: Group To Take Trip lnt:o Gulf Tomorrow Sub-Section Commanders To Select Men For Excursion Another break for Tyndall's student gunners c11111e this week with the mnormcement that 50 gunnery students will be the guests of .the local USO and the T / F Special S ervice Office on a fishing trip each Sunday through the 9.Ulll1ler months. The students will be cho sm from those in their third weelc of training on the basis of their gfi e l al military ance and conduct by their sub section conunander. '!he first group of student anglers will 1 eave h ere tomonow morning for their 8 A. 1&. to 12 noon trolling session on the gulf. GI transportation and refresh ments are included in this latest recJ:eational offering to Tyn dall's gunnery nedglings. Also, the drivers of the two trucks Mlich will take the gunners to and from the Panerua City dock will be includ ed in the party. From the ranks of Class 44-22, unde r the conunand of Lt. Eclmund Justice, will be chosen the first g1-oup of gpn n ers to sample the Gul f of Mexico's fishing prospects. INVASION DAY TO BE A DAY OF PRAYER H e was taken ill shortly be-. fore his division sailed from a port of embarkation almost a year ago, and after his r&. lease from the Walte r Reed Hospital was assigned to Mitchell Field, where he was notified that his appl:j.cation .for aerial gunnery training, filed 9 months previously, had been approved and he wa s transferred to Tyndall. "Invasion Day, llhich grows Now in his third week 0 f nearer hourly, w:Ul be observt raining h ere, D.lddy is tackl-ed on Tyndall Field as a "Day of Praye, Colonel Pe>sons ing his work with zealousness annom.ced today. and !ll'dor, looking fo1ward to Special services will be graduation day and further held Itt the Post Chapel on still, to the day when he will be a crew member of a B-l7 in the day Allied forces begin the drive. a formation of Flying Forts Colonel Persons said that providing an aerial umbrella "the immensity 0 f the und e 1._ fbr his buddies on the ground. Reminiscing over his p fetaking and the sacrifice or wat: song writing days, Bernier life which it will necessitate recillled that his first big are sobering thoughts to tis hit was "Saddle Your Blues to and cause us to pet! tion Al-a Wild Must!lllg, which became mighty God Tor the success of our efforts. popular in 1937 and which D.lddy refers to as the first For Protestant pe1 sonne1, a of the "happy cowboy songs. 15-minute period of prayer ()le of his more frequent colwill be held at the beginning l!lborators has been his sister, the Big Apple, ().Jr Love (an ities, Budcy ad111itted that he of each hom from 9 a.m. to b h d al d t ti ) Thi Ti It' has had seve1a1 ideas fo1 4 p.m. in the A Cath-Dais:y, who can e ear voc a 8lJ a on s me s ollc holy hour will be hell:! !zing over the air waves with Real, Hurry Home and You Went tunes since ar1iving he1e. in the chapel from 7 to 8 p.m. F d Warin 's as the to uu Head. His latest idea for a rune is re g ...., Attencance at these pcrioe!s cooks' lll'lc bakels' school "honey" of the "TWo Bees and Although he finds little a number which he plans to of prayer will be volunta>y !Instruct personnel who will a Honey." Among the more poptime between studies fur carry-call "He was Too Tall for a and so as not to interfere ______ the the hall ano:l the bakery now under DIRECTORS' MEETING Colon el's announ cement saitl. T/F HEN ORDER HORE THAN 1700 WORTH A meeting of non-com club mess hall. OF FLOWERS FOR HOTHER' S DAY directors which harl been Major Kenn eth B. Kienth, sd1eduled for yesterday aftel'-Post M ess Officer, said that Tyndall Field personnel flowers. noon was postponed .until the date when the new mess yesterday had placed orllers p ersonne l m a y time next week. '!he group will hall and the bakery would open for more than $700 worth or obtain application fonns for meet to discuss plans for was uncertain, but theiy conflowers to be telegraphed home the messages 111 u flowe 1s at opening the temporltry clubs .truction apparently ls nearly on Mother's Day, which is a the Sp ecial s e 1vice Office. house now b eing established at

Page 2 THE TYNDALL TARGET I TH/ J i L. .... ______ G flfN PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOK PERSONNEL OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, PANAMA CITY, FLA. Copy Prepared Under Supervision Of Public Relations Printing and photography by Base Photographic & Reproduction section. Art work by Dept. of Training Draftin g Department. The Tynrtall Target receives material supplied by Caap Newspaper Service, war Dept., E. 42nd St., New York City. Credited lla terial aay NOT be r epublished without prior peraission froa CNS. THE WORD "ORIENTATION". The wore! "orientation" in its numerous applications has confuserl many of those for whom the tJrientation program was so painstakingly pl ann en, organized and develop eel. Orientation is simply the dissemination of facts--not pro-' paganda--to men in the armed forces. Tile aim of your orientation program is to present this infonnation so clearly, concisely and forcefully that every man in the fighting forces will know flefini tely who our enemies are ann why they are our enemies; they will know their backgrounds, forms of government, teachings and national characteristics; their long a .go conceived plans for world conquest by destruction, even of our own country; of the long list of international law violations and crimes against the world at 1 arge, America in particular, clima:xed at Pearl Harbor; the attenfling conseQUences to us and other peace loving nations, had they be.en permi tteo to carry out their plans for world wide control. Orientation will reacquaint you with the geographical locations of the fighting zones, the progress of each campaign, the methods employer! and the many kinds of equipment used. Clear cut pictures of the activities of our armed forces abtoad, our victories ann losses/ along with those of the enemy, ann of the long range plans for a fuller, richer life in America. af-ter victory. The purpose of this phase of your training program is to increase your u .nderstancling of America's part ancl of each man's direct r esponsibility in this global struggle. This understancling will serve to build up that indivinual self sustaining mental calm that renclers a man capable of clear thinking and sure acting, of endurance ann ability to exhibit courage in the face of danger, thereby increasing his and his comrarles' chanc..es for survival in combat, many times over, and of ultimate complete vic tory. The quiet valiant fighting spirit and deep unspoken pa triotism of American men and women fighting this war is unquestionable and has been demonstrate<" by superb performance on every battle front. They have proven their mental fitness. This inner strength, however, does not rlescend miraculously on a man when he reaches the battle fielrl, but springs from the knowledge and unilerstanding of these whys, what fo 1s, and how, explanation, and because he is fighting for what he believes to be right. Your "War Room" has been installed and is maintained for advantageous or.ganized display of materials selecteri for imparting this inforn.ation to you daily, in what is consider en the most effective man!ler. Informational media inclune, news reports, moving pi nm. cannon and anc fou1 .50 cAliber guns in nose. PROTECTION: Armor for pilot, front anrl rear. Leak-proof tanlcs ann bulle t-p mo f !I"). ass.




QUESTION (ASKED OF GuNNERS): 11Wt-iAT IS THE MJST IMPORTANT D E CISION YOU'V E E VER HAD TO MAKE?" BY MITOIFLL AND BARDI Pvt. John Nucha, HarbLe BaLL, PennsyLvania: "The most important decision I ever made was when I decidoo to do my share in winning this war in the air. Pvt. lt'eston HickLey, Chicago, n Linois: "The most im portant decision I ever made in my life was when I decide!! whether or not to get married. 'lhe girl was really lovely and I'm glad I marched do1111 the aisle w1 th her. Pvt. John HeLko, Bridgeport, Conn.: "The most im portant decision I have ever manMyers, who was born in Toledo, Ohio, is 23 years old and has years' service in the air branch of the army. Following his graduation from high school, where he was a mem ber of the varsity swimming tean, Myers matriculated at Toledo Uliversity for a few years, majoP.. ing in pre-law, and then, in January, 1940, joined the Air Corps. He was shipped to the Canal Zone where he remained fb r years as an annorer and gwmer. In August, 1942, he was trans ferred to India as a gunnerengineer and in 16 months took part in 48 missions over Burma and China. His 384 combat lnurs weie all logged in B-24.s. He was a crew member on the f'i rst heavy bombardment mission operating from a China base. Fbr his par ticipation in these missions Myers was awarded the D.istinguished Flying Cross. He was retw:aed to the states 1 ast December, and from the Pvt. Don D. Myers )\tlantic City, N. J,, reassignment center was assigned to Tyndall for gmmery training and an in-, structor' s job following grad-1 uation. He is expected to leave here shortly to at tend the c. I. S. at Ibcldngham Field, Fla. Myers is the sixth top ranking gmme; to be awarded an expenses paid weekEnd in Pmana City. Here are his gunnery records: Final Exam 139 % Moving Base 58% Cal. 50 97% Skeet Range 74% Sigp ting 98% Tower Range 79% Moving Target 30% ONE MAN'S OPINION What's Dear Editor: Who is this guy who ridicules our physical training program? Probably some goldbricker who's too damn lazy to walk to the PT area and doesn' t realize that all of us are subject to call to duty in a combat area at any time. When a person moves into a com bat area in this war he is sub j ect to attack and people who have been there will tell you that you had better be in good physical concli tion. If you are not you will wish you were--and then it's too late. This guy woncters about all the man hours lost by General Motors. I must agree with him that every hour lost by General Motors is a Yours? blow to our man effort. But one man hour lost by General Eisen hower would retard the dayof victory more than any one hundred lnurs lost by General Motors. If this guy win gripes so can't find time Enough from his job to take PT,I suggest we select one of these men he says is wasting man hours and have him substitute while the guy gets in his phy sical training. He won't like it, but if he is ever sent to combat he will thank us. As Li'l Abner would say: "You gotta be in good kondishun to chase a guy and you gotta be in better lrondishrm to run from him, as any fbol krx>ws. G. I. Josephine News From Your Own Home Town Cleveland (CNS)-Two girls in peeked at the headlines on a newsstand. "British Bomb Sumatra," one headline rea_d. "G

May 6, 19llll LAST WEEK THE ROAR of Allied bombers over western Europe told the world that the climax of the war was near at hand. In the month of April alone, 100,000 tons of TNT had been dropped on the factories, rail roads and coast defenses of Fortress Europe. At the end of the f1 rst week in May it was clear that the "air invaders" of Europe will unload still grea_ter numbers of bombs on Naziland before British and American soldiers storm on to the western beaches of the continent. Plainly the present air as sault is an integral part of Allied invasion plans. The bombing of factories in Germany and the campaign to whit tle down the Luftwaffe have almost ceased, and every bomber based in Britain is now being turned to the tremendous task of softening the German coast&l defenses. It is impossible to say how much remains to be done by the air arm before Gene r al Ei s enho we r and the other invasion 1 eaders feel that the time is ripe for amphibious assault. Certainly the job has not yet been completed; and it is likely that in the next few days or weeks we 'Yill see such a concentrated aerial attaclr as has never been planned--and seldom imagined-before. Within the past week, two experienced war correspondents have predicted that, in the 24 hours just preceding D-Day itself, as many as 6,000 Allied bombers will drop 20,000 tons of bombs on the coast of Europe. Whether or not these figures are accurate, they are a fai' r indication of the ma .gnitude of our future operations. The intensified aerial assault, coupled with sifnificant political moves, have brought the Nazi defenders of Europe to a pitch of nervous excitement which must be a new experience to them. Day after day German military commanders warned their men that the invasion might come "at any hour;" and Field Marshal Rommel, commander of anti-invasion forces, has ordered a general alert for all the troops of l)is command. The German radio reports that reconnaissance planes flying over southern England have seen tremendous concentrations of shipping in British ports; dnd the weaken ed Luf'twaffe has, on several occasions, at temp ted to bomb these ship-choked harbors. April 29-May 6 Rommel evidently expects tnat Germany begins from east and supply depots and railway hubs thous_ands upon thousands of west. Many people believe behind the front. paratroopers will be dropped that British and American The siege of Sevastopol conbehind the German lines when troops will invade the Balkans; tinues to be the largest milthe 1 and attack begins, for others insist that the blow i tary operation now taking he recently ordered German will fall on the Riviera coast place in the east. Unquestioncommanders on the Atlantic of southern France. In any ably there are sufficient coast to "Think of an airborne case, a new Allied attack in Soviet troops avail abLe to enemy landing every day and the Mediterranean would ser-take the city by storm at any every hour. Be prepared for iously complicate Germany's time; but Marshal Stalin is it." The time is not far dis-problems. She has only a evidently anxious to spare as tant when Germany's prepar-limited force with which to many Russian lives aspossible, ations will be put to the acid meet all the assaults which and is consequently willing to test. will be directed against-her, let events take their inevit* and in the Mediterranean area able course. The German deThe swift completion of General MacArthur's campaign against Aitape and Hollandia has made possible American control of almost the entire northern coast of New Guinea. The only important enemy force still at large in the eastern half of the island is in the vicinity of Wewak, about 100 miles east of Aitape. This force is completely isolated by the presence of Allied troops on both of its flanks and by .Al)terican control of the Bismarck Sea. Like the Japan ese at Rabaul, Bougainville and on some of the atolls in the eastern Marshals, the only alternatives open to them are death or surrender. Meanwhile our aerial campaign in the western Pacific continues to grow in size and intensity. The newly captured bases at Hollandia he:ve already been used by American bombers to attack Japanese installations at the western tip of New Guinea; and Palau and the other enemy bases in the west ern Carolinas are now within easy reach of our Frotresse' s and Liberators. But the main weight of American bombs continues to fall on enemy bases in the eastern Carolines --notably Truk and Ponape. Our base at Ujeland atoll in the western Marshalls is a scant 265 miles from Ponape, and within easy reach of Truk. There are signs that a new attack is in preparation on the long-dormant Italian front. The Germans apparently believe that the new attack will be coordinated with the 1 and invasion of western Europe, as one prong of a three-way assault upon the continent. Whether or not the attack comes in Italy, it is almost certain that there will be heavy fighting in the Med iterranean theater of war when the knockout drive against she isprobably more decisively fense of Sevastopol is doomed outnumbered than anywhere else. to failure; it is only a matIf a new attack is being plan-ter of time, and the Russians ned, it might well be the can afford to wait. reason for the long months of inactivity in Italy. The situation in Burma continues to improve, from the viewpoint of the Allies. The During the past week, fighting on the eastern front was Japanese invaders of eastern on a small and unspectacular India have yet to score a sig scale. As pointeu out in this nific-ant victory there; and column 1 ast week, the Russians while they are reportedly pre ale in all probability reParing an all-out attack grouping their forces for a tremendous attack to be coordinated with the Anglo-Amer-ican invasion of western Europe. Several small-scale battles, at widely scattered points along the Russian front, indicate that the Soviet armies are maneuvering into position for the new assault. Russian mountain troops are penetrating the Romanian foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, and there have been several sharp clashes in southeastern Pol and. In addition the Red Air Force is taking an increasingly im portant part in the Soviet fire at No. J! lt'stheGerman Messerschmitt Me 210, a low-wing, twin engine fighter-bomber. Both edges of the wings taper to round ed tips. There is a gun blister on each side of the fuselage. The tapered tailplane has rounded tips and a single fin and rudder. against the stubbornly defended city of Imphal, Allied com manders are openly confident that the city will not fall. Meanwhile, the American tained Chinese forces of Lt. Gen. Joseph Stillwell arepushing forward steadily through the jungles of northern Burma tolVards the vital city of Myitkyina. Stillwell's drive is a far greater threat to the J ap an e s e p o s i t i on i n Bu rm a than any the Japanese have been able to pose to the Allied defenders of India. In the long run, the war in Burma may well bP. determined --not by the fate of Imphal--but by the tkyina. Not at No. 2! It's the British Mosquito, a twin engine, low-wing bomber. The main taper of the wing is on the trailing edge. The line of its leading edge is broken at the center panel by projecting radia tors. The engine nacelles extend beyond the wing's trailing edge.


Page 6 THE TYNDALL TARGET WESTERN FRONT:: ALLIED BOMBERS based in Britain are now constantly attacking targets in the shaded area the map. Favorite objectives are rail hubs, air fields and coastal defenses. EIRE S P A I N Drawn at Tyndall Field, Fla. Chateau rou x .,. Clermont Ferrand Hanover Leipzig Frankfurt Stuttgart )7 LEGEND AH9f3H' too oro o I T A L Y


or "s ee What The Boys In The Back Room Will Have" RDINARlLY, I DON'T gp in for this writing game at all, but since 1 am presently out of a job and a home 11 d like to tell my story, even. if it doesn1 t make the Daily News -or P.M. My name is Alvin and like most Florida spiders, I don't have a last name simply because I don't have any use for one, I' v e never done much writing before, and t;he little I have done has been of the web writing variety so d I l -on t expect any Pulitzer prize winning stuff from me. Until of last I was the sole proprietor of the now def\mct 343rd day room. Now, to old timers on this field, I don't have to go any further in describing my joint because to those old Kelly men this place was the scene of. many happy days. But for 'the benefit of you guys who have to draw your pgey" pay, the 343rd day room is in the western end of what is riow the Gl beer hall across from Mess #1, and thereby hangs my tale. In all modesty, I must admit that I've had a pretty good thing here for close to a year --what with all the 3, 2 floating around in addition to potato chips and peanut butter crackers. Now mind you, I'm no souse, but I like my Falstaff as well as the next man. Of course, I haven't had things all to myself here, because the beauty of a spot like this travels the underground f'ast and I've had a lot of company, but always managed to hold my own. The biggest fight I ever had was with a cocky Black Widow who had one too many and got under my skin one night several months ago --we had _appropriate funeral services. Ibt that's gping off the track -it so let's get down to the business hand. Monday morning I was in the midst of swallowing my morning eye opener from a "Three Ring" bottle cap when I was rudely disturbed by someone trying to force the door. Now the doors to my joint haven't been opened since the post cleaners moved out to their new home in the barber shop building, and this bus iness of trying the doors kind of upset me. I looked up to see who the intruder was and through the dust stained 'l'lindow I could make out a six root GI with shack stripes on his sleeve. But befure I could get a better look; the guy gave up and lef't. FTER FINISHING the contents of the bottle cap I retreated to a co mer and pondered the thing over. Could this be the beginning of that second front, the strategy of which the patrons of' the beer hall discuss fiercely each night? (Incidentally, should I ever be called into the service, I am going to demand that 1 be given credit on my ser'V:ice record for orientation lectures, for there is little more .than I could possibly learn on the subject of "Why We Fight" that I haven 1 t already learned from listening to the heated discussions &.nd proround observations made nightly by the 1 ager commentators over station BEER.) Anyhow, by mid-af'ternoon Monday I'm convinced that the morning's episode was just that and nothing more, But how foolish and unworldly I was! At 1441 on the nose I was awakened from my afternoon nap by the roar of a GI truck which stopped dead in front or the back door. "This is it," I said to myself, getting ready for the worst. However, for a minute I thought I might be saved because it seems the guys who were doing the housebreaking couldn't get the key to wor\(, but. I failed to take into consideration the staunch character of the Gls involved and forgot that when the Army says a key will work, it doesregardless. About five guys, ranking from Pfc. to the shack striper, pile in and pass a lot or disparaging remarks the untidiness of my abode, but I let them squawk --if they don't like it they know what they can do about it. It seems; however,. that the guys like the Page 7 place,, particularly after taking inventory of the pool table, checker boa1ds, soft furniture and other day room equipment which have been left in my charge. Then, after batting 'the breeze for a while, the guys start moving in in earnest. They had trouble getting their two desks in through the narrow door, and their difficulties pleased me no end. But once thei1 rurni ture lfas in I knew that it was time for me to get out, because they kept talking about a "target and I long ago decided to stay clear of any shooting in this terri tory. (The authorities are still seeking me as the only witness to an arfair down in Dade County.) They continued to discuss this target business and my curiosity became aroused, wondering whether they were with the Department or Training S I PACKED my webs with one ear cocked toward the conversation, it finally dawned on me that these guys were the staff of the camp newspaper and that this was to be their new home. "Well, 11 I says to myself, "this is an issue of another color," and I sits down to hear more. There is much talk about how they'll fix the place up and how they were literally kicked out of post headquarters and I find myself beginning to warm up to the crew. Ib t then they start tossing around some corny gags, and brother after all the corny gags I've had to listen to, you're in no mood to hear any would-be Bob Hopes threatening a guy with a coke if he doesn 1 t 1 augh at your 1 as t one. A1 it seems that they are very intent upon cleaning up the joint and are casting hostile glances at my web work with "a-new-broom-sweeps-clean" gleam in their eyes. Anrl one of them picks up a cue stick and starts destroying my number 2 net in.the southeast corner, the web which has brought me a tidy catch of nies each day for months. This then, is the last straw. Witil my livelihood gone, even the plentiful supply of brew couldn1 t swerve me from my decision to move on. Arter all, it hasn1 t all been sugar and'honey. I have had hard times h ere, especially on inventory day when the Gls who run the beer parlor cause a virtual-drought in the place, but 11 ve taken the good with the bad and made the best of it. I could go on for pages with nostalgic tales, but why bore you any longer? These guys have moved in and I got the gate. I wasn't consulted, of course, and thererore feel piqued,. but who am I to interfere with the war effort? So, without even so much as a 11C1est la Guerre" to the boys, I checked out. EDITOR'S NOTg: This is one of tne finest contributions we have ever received from a spider.


Page 8 THE TYNDALL TARGET 11LOOK, IT'S EASY, PICK A CARD :J'JnJa// :Ja/ej OUR CIDICE R)R '1HE WEEK: Batlr 1ng suits point out the figures, but slacks reveal the facts. And now once around the rield, lightly: we hear the cadets or Class 44-i7 gave Personnel's Jo Ellen Vickers an unanimous vote or approval as they le!t the !ield two weeks ago. were told that as the trucks passed the Personnel building the hundreds or their voice as one and gave out with a lusty "Goodbye, Joe Ellen!" (Quote, I was never so embarrassed in all my lire, unquote,) any inferences whatsoever on the sub Ject, we report that Cpl Guido Conte, popular PT instructor rormerly at PT area #2, has re tired !rom active duty to recover !rom a stomach ailment. A trip to an army hospital near Butler, Pa., is believed to be on the schedule ror Conte, and Guido, a native or pennsylvania, is keep ing his ringers crossed, He claims .he doesn't want a CDD, because he'd be a social outcast since all or his rriends are in the service. (We hereby underline the word "claims."),,, Tyndall's Flying Forts e.re do ing double duty with gunnery missions during the day and co pilot training after sundown, and we doff our ceps to the rmen on the l:J,ne who are doing an A-1 job of keeping the metal birds in top O.V.I E POST Saturday, 'GIRL J.IV TH CASE,' Edmund Lo-.e, Janis CLJrter. Sun., Ilion., 'HER PRIMITIVE MlrN,' Louise Albritton, Robert Tuesday, 'DAYS OF GLORY,' Peele, Toumanovs. Jfed., Thurs., 'PIN-UP GIRL,' Betty Grable, Joe E. Brown. Friday, 'BETWEEN TJfO JfORLDS,' John Garfield, Paul Henreid. RITZ Sun., Mon., 'MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK,' Betty Hutton, Ed Bracken. Tueaday, 'BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, Lynn Bari, Alcim TIJIJiiroff. Jfednesday, WHISTLER,' Richard Dix. Thurs., Fri. 'JANE EYRE,' Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine. Saturday, 'FRONTIER LAW,' Tex Ritter. Late Show Sat 'FIGHTING SEABE"ES, John Wayne. Susan Hayward. PAN AHA Sun., Mon., 'SPIDER WOMAN,' Basil Rathbone. Tueaday, 'ORCHESTRA WIVES,' Ann Rutherford. Wed., Thurs. 'ASSIGMIENT IN BRIT TANY,' Jean Pierre Aumont. Frt. Sat., 'LOST CANYON." Bill Boyd. BAY Sunday, ."JIVE JUNCTION, Diclci e Moore, T1ns Thayer. Ilion., Tuea., '&JMEffHEI{E IN FRANCE Robert Wednesday, 'UNCENSORED,' Eric .Portman, Phyllis Calvert. Thursday, 'I MET MY LOVE AGAIN, Henry Fonds, Joan Bennett. F d Sat. 'BORDER TOWN GUN FIGHTERS,' Wild Bill Elliott. condition The weekly boxing bouts are Ftill drawing record crowds and we highly recommend them as first class entertainment without any price tag a com bination that should entice any GI, even if his sporting blood flows in trickles The major part of the field's organization seems to have been completed and ou ts:ide of a few odds and ends, everything appears to be uncer control. Of course there are matters of beds and mattresses 111issing in some units and lll1 ave-r-age in others, but then what else "M:lUld sergeants have to worry about? (Don't answer that, Jotmny Colleran!), From all reports the members or last week's bivouac group were victims or a rainrall which is estimated to have measured 3.2 H not more In ca-se tre approach or summer weather is getting you down we s uggest a dailY visit to the ball diamond late in the arternoon where the members or the T/F nine go through peppery workouts with a zip and zest that's downright contagious RaY Barrette has been heard rrom and he writes that Maxweil agrees with him-and you can take that any way you want to Also coming in on the mail beam has been a message rrom Lt. Ralph Edwards, who in addition to requesting a Target, writes that he is now a squadron adjutant but manages to make a rew trips overseas on rerry miss1ons,,, OID, IUT IDOD: 1n the darkness 1 a GI called out to a passing khaki-clad figure: "Hey chum, gpt a match?" A light was forthcaning am as he started to thank him for it, the private was hoi' rified to see the man was a colonel. "rtUJ sorry, sir, I coul.m' t make out your unifonn in the dark, and I didn't know--" "It's all right, son, said the colonel. "Just thank God I wesn 1 t a second lieutenant. 'What did you do when she said she didn't want to see you anymore?' Pfc: 'Turned out the Girls who wear flannels The whole year Itch to married, But seldom -do. Officer: 'I you said there was but clothes in that barracks What do you call that bottle?' soldier: 'That's my cap, lfli r., I Another innovation in the way of recreation for patients at the post hospital is the weekly entertainment sponsored by the special Service Office. At least once a week, a performer wends his way from ward to ward bringing laughs and gags to the patients, es pecially those restricted to their beds, In the photo above, the carne raman caught Sgt. Leonard Goldberg entertaining two groups of convalescing Gls with his bag of card tricks and belly tickling spiel that goes along with them. Also on tap for T/F is a semi-weekly comment on world events over the_public address system by Lt. William Rusher, post orientation officer. The fifteen minute Tuesday. and saturday canmentary will begin today at 1 P.M. and Lt. Rusher hopes to devote a 1 imited portion of succeeding programs to answering questions submitted by his 1 isteners on timely topics. Q. Is it possible to se11d. rrwil to prisoners of war. A11d are they permitted to answe1 yom letters? A. Of course you can send mail to prisoners. In fact, this practice is encouraged. The mailing address of a prisoner of war is forwarded by Red Cross authorities through the Government's Prisoner of War Infonnation Bureau. Most prisoners, however, are strictly limited in the amount of mail they send out, so you may not hear from them for many months, if at all. Q. When I was drafted last year, I named my mother as beneficiary of my National Service Life In snrance She has since died, however, and now. I want to name my .father benefic iary. H e is a resident of Cuba. Is this okay? A. In most cases, it is acceptable to name a person living out side the U. S. as bene"ficiary. If your father were a resident of Germany, or some other Axis na tion, however, payments to him would be held up until the end of the war. Q. Is i.t possibte for a wanant officer to be "broken" or reduced in rank by a court-mania!. A. No. Although warrant officers are not commissioned officers, they are not enlisted men either and may not be reduced to the ranks, nor to the status of non -commissioned officers. Q I was inducted la s t year and will be 38 11ext month. Will I then be eligib l e for an over-age discharge? A. No. Only those men who reached their 38th birthday on or before Feb. 28, 1943, were eligible for discharges as over-age. At present .it is the policy of the Army to keep everyone in service who can be useful in any manner.


May 6, NEW MINIATURE 8AIR EDITION" OF YANK FOR SO. PACIFIC In order to speed deli very of YANK, '.'!he Anny Weekly, to isolat ed outposts in the P aci fi c, a miniature "Air Edition" is now being published in Hawaii. 'Ihough this small-size YANK is about 40 per cent small.er than the regular issue, its content is identical to the standard pages. YANK's Pacific Air Edition is approprfately ; flown to SOO!e distant part ot !:he Pa-cific area. Because of its coq>act size and rerluced weight, much larger quantities of copies can. be. transported by plan e. Exact reproductions of all pages in the full-size edition are made and printed in a 7Ifx10lt-inch fbnnat. "We are printing this smaller air because we have peen unable to get enough airplane space to send YANK each week to all our rea.ders in islands to the south,' the editors eJqJlain. Colllllellting on The Anny Weekly's newest innovation, Lt. Gen. Robert c .. Richardson, Jr., Com manding General of the Central Pacific Area, wrote to YANK: "Upon my return from Washington I found your letter, enclosing a. bmy of the first issue of YANK'S 'Pacific AIR Edition. "I Bill sure that the air edition will serve to increase the en thusiastic reception already b& ing given to YANK throughout the Central Pacific Area. The fonnat of the air edition is ly attractive." THE TYNDALL TARGET USO CAHA SHOW BLUES SINGER Minerva Roth (See Story on Right) BULLETIN 60ARO MOVINGDAY' -fO I" G,. AM SHAll!> Page 9 "TOWN TOPICS" AT POST THEATER WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 "Town Topics, a. USO camp show variety revue, will be presented a.t the Post Theater on May 17. Admission to servicemen will be free. Appearing in the show will b e seve.-al veteran performers and some young entertainers who are making their first road tour. M. C. of the show is Joe May, llho recently returned fran a trip overseas entertaining servicemen in Egypt, Italy, Sicily and North Africa. May is a 'comedian, and his partner is Margie Green acrobatic and tap dancer. The "Ho.ops, My Dear" trio of Wilfred, Mae and Johnny do a spectacular hoop-rolling and juggling act. Minerva Roth is a 21 year old blues singer. The Six Muriel ettes are a dahcing chorus of six young New Y o r k girls llho are making their first road trip. Renee Melba, zylophonist, plays straight operatic arias and popular numbers. C arl Rus.sell Keller is pianist an d musical conductor. Roger Williams and Alice, a comedy t e1111, compl ete the troupe. ------GILBERT'S BAR OFF-LIMITS A l:ul.letin issued at Post Head quarters this week announced that Les Gilbert's at First Street and Harrison Avenue in Panama City, has been placoo "off limits" to mill tary personnel. It's easy to tell a girl's past by her presents 3


Page 10 THE TYNDALL --Squadron A-SEIDEL MISSES ONLY T/F Talent uHollowers" With Weekly Show [wHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK l THREE BIRDS IN WEEK'S SHOOTtNG Niclc Ranieri took his own choice between winning his boxing match Tuesday night, or a G. I. detail Wednesday. He threw one southpaw punch and the match was overt Sane kid -that Nickiel Bobby Seidel has been lmocking clay pigeons off faster than they come out of the houses. In a week's skeet shooting, the Squadron Ace missed only three birds! Clln anyone show us a better re cord? Nice sh>oting, Bobl Another o f SQuad ron A 1 s experts, Sherman Schapiro, has taken upon himself the gigantic task of 1lP a new Squadron insignia. FUr thermore, it is almost in caupleted fonn for putting on wooden signs! It sure is a honey! Look in next week's "Tyndall Target for a pi<> ture of it, and also come around for a look-see at the new sign next week, around Wednesday. The squadron thanks you, Sherman, for a swell piece of work. still one of the field's most popular entertainers, Frankie Perry, right, pre p ares to "bring the house down with another of her famed 'bl ue s ;numbers at the regular mix w e e k enter t a i nm en t p r o g ram presented at the Hollow by the Special service office. As always, the Tyndallaires, Tyndall Field dance band, under the direct ion of W/0 Joshua Missal, were on ha n d to furni s h the melodic beats f o r the two-hour entertainment which included many of Tyndall's 1 ead i ng perfo r111ers. Cpl. J irTTlly Conn if and Sgt Estelle snowa vocalized with the band, Cpl. Johnny Pl ackemi er, barito.ne, stepped up to the mike for several solos. Pfc. and Mrs. Axe, who in c i vi 1 ian 1 i f e were b i 11 ed as 'The Whi rlaways, caught the fancy of the record throng with their skill on skates, and pfc. Cooke Freeman, 1 ightfooted tapster, had the fans f o rgetting there Fred Astaire o r Gene Kelly as h e beat out a stacatto ,rhythm on the boards. Recently returned fro m a tour f o r Red Cross funds through the southeast with the Star Revue, Sgt. Vilho Mankannen added several accordian numbers to the e vening's entertainment. sgt. Leonard Go. l gave up his reserved h eckl i ng seat in the and climbed to the stage to continue hi s haranguing of t he master of ceremonies the audience and his stooge, with a few card and coin tricks thrown in for good mea sure. Goldberg, until his arrival here several Art Krupski, another lad of no little initiative, has completed and to the War Department plans for shortening the length of the nm and time elanent involved in getting Uncle SBm's huge flying boats into the air! He's changed the floats so that more traction is possible, even on perfectly smooth water! Tyndall Field md your Own s1p1adron salute you, Pvt. Artlur Krupski! GREGORY MANGIN, FORMER TENNIS CHAMP AND TYNDALL GRAD. NOW A GUNNER IN ITALY Well, this week we lose our good boys (half of 'em) to Apalach. We lmow you'll be well taken care of there, tho, so our loss is your gain. Also, your "Nursi e will see that you get there safe and sound! Good luck, good ny ing and see you when you get back, fell erst Go tta mention Squadron A inspections. Three week's inspections have netted the boys two second places and a tie fbr first place. We ly displayed the "E flag for fuur days, md then Lt. Iugo 1 s up-md-coming Sq.Iadron B took over. Just wait and watch, tho. CHRISTIAN 8CII!NCE1 BlRVICFS Christian Science church services are now being ed in th' e Post Chapel at 8 p.11.. every '1\Iesday, it was lll'l nounced this week. All personnel are invited. "I rlidn' t get these grey hairs on a tennis court. So says Gref!Pry Mangin, time Davis Cup star, who in SeptEmber, 1942, was grarluated from the gunnery school here md 'IIIlo is now a flying ress gunner with the 15th Air FOrce in I tltly. Mmgin, a sergeant now, was interviewed by the Press, according to a dispatch from Allied Headquarters in ,Naples. He is the oldest gunner in his bombarment group. ,He is 35. He has acqui reel 1, 000 hours in the air 1111d a few new grey hairs-end lost the touch of his backhend. 'Ihe tight spots he has been in, first with a dive-bombing group and more recently iri lobbing ro caliber machine gun b.lllets around El.lropem skies, make "40 love ond "Your service8 look like pretty soft going right now, the Associated Press dispatch said. 0'1 a recent raid, for ex an ack-ack gun started sending aces up his way. \'ben Sergeant Greg recovered cons ciousness, he founrl the tail rurret full of snoke, a large dent in his flak suit, llnd "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" GREGORY MAN Gl H some more grey hairs cracks in his goggles from nak splinters that,had pene trated the window of his position. "IJlck was with me, though, he related. "I had glass splinters in my eyes and couldn 1 t see very well. Two engines were disabled, but out' pilot got us back safely. "It's fumy about this--you lmow, I 1 ve played tennis in of the countries we're bombing now, he said. Mangin got into the war the hard W8if. He was too old for a pilot, navigator or bombardier. A member of the Davis Olp squad from 19:ll to 19 35, IUld national indoor champ four -times between 1931 ond 1935, Mangin holds decisions over fellows like Bill Tilderr and Gennany' s Gottfried von Crmm. Both were better than green hands, but this bombing business is something else again. Mangin was graduated from Tyndall w1 th class 42-38. Thousands Ask Transfer To Infantry Units Washington (CNS)-The War Department has announced that thousands of enlisted men under 32 recently requested transfer to the Infantry so that they can "fight the enemy at close quarters." In many cases these re quests are being granted, the WD added. Gl Gets $310 Family Allowance Des Moines (CNS)-A total of $310 a month will go to the family o f Cpl. Cyril G. Wolfe under the new dependency bill. Cpl. Wolfe, 42, has 12 dependents, a wife, 10 children and his mother. m<;intns ago, was a mess ser!r :eant in the carri bbean area for f ourteen months. Gloria Thompson, protege of Frankie Perry, made her debut before T / F fans with a bo0gi e woogie number at tne piano that haa the boys shouting for more. NEW DRIVE TO RECRUIT WACS A recruiting campaign for the Air Wacs in the Panama City area will open Monday and continue for one week, it was announced this rooming by Lt. John Davis, personnel officer in charge of wac re cruiting. _ .. Plans are being made to' erect a recruiting booth at a ; centrally located spot ini .downtown Panama City and a p rogr8lll of events is to be pl8IU1ed for Tyndall Fie l,d. The campaign in this area is part of one to be conducted throughout the Eastern flying Training Cmmnand and will mark the second annivel'sary of the fonnation of the Women's Army CofPs, which will be observed by Wacs throughout the world lolay 15. "Air Wac Day" during the campaign will be observed on Wednesday ond a progl'8lll of entertainment will include a cl ance at the recreation hall. SUNDAY 12:30 P.M.-Record Concert, Po11t Theater. MONDAY 12:30 P.M.--AAR Repreentative Meeting, Athletic Office, 7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital. 8 : 30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Squadron,. TUESDAY 8 P.M.--Dance, USO. 8 P.M.--Bingo, Rec Hall. 8 P .M.--Movies, Colored Rec Hall. WEDNESDAY 12: 30 P.M.--Special Servi Non-Com Meeting, L ihrary. 7 P.M.--Weekly Variety Show Receiving Pool. 8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall, Permiiiien t Party Only. THURSDAY 7 P.M.--Movie11, Hospital. 8 P.M.--G.I. Dance, Rec Hall, Studentlf (hly. 8 P.M.--Dance, ColoredRecHall 8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Squadron. FRIDAY 8 P.M.--Movies, Colored Rec Hall. SATURDAY 7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital. 8 : 30 P.M.--Movie11, Receiving Squadron. SPORTS BJXING Tuesday, 8 P.M. -Weekly Bouts at Post Gym. BASEBNL Today, 4 P.M. Post Diamo T / F vs. Anph. Naval Trng. St Sunday, 2:15P.M. Post Diamond T/F vs. Canp Gordon john son. Sunday, 2:15P.M. -Colored Diamond Post Colored Team vs. Wainwright Yard nine. INTER-SQUAD BOWLING LEAGUE STANDINGS Won Lost 348th 21 6 QM 18 6 446th 17 7 349th 16 11 69th 12 12 Medics 12 12 Ordnance 12 12 40th 11 13 25th 9 15 932nd 5 19 350th 2 22 LATEST RES(JLTS: 349 th-3, Orci,0 (forfeit); Medica-2, 348th-l; QM-3, 350th-O; 25th-3, 932ndO (forfeit); 40th-2, 69th-l. HIGH SINGLE: Wellman (350tr' 231, Nelllfon (25th) 231. How Human Torpedo Works (Mat 88-526) These sketches show how two British divers operated the Allies' new human torpedo to destroy an Italian cruiser in the harbor of Palermo, Sicily The tiny sub, operated by two men in diving suits, is shown at top approaching enemy net defenses. Because of its small size, it slips easily through the nets, then speeds toward an enemy ship where the two man crew ottoches the warhead of the torpedo to the ship's hull just below the surface. Then a time fuse is set and the men speed away on their electricity-driven croft. In o lew minutes the enemy ship blow s up


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