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' Vol. I No. 7 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida, February 28, 1942 'HOUSING PRO JECT NEAR S COMPLETION MAJOR GENERAL HARMON AND STAFF VISIT POST Six high ranking Air Corps Officers, headed by Major General Milliard F. Harmon, Chief of the Air Staff, Washington, D. c., visited Tyndall Field Friday and made a hurried tour of the Po s t with Colonel Maxwell. The delegation of officers arrived here from Eglin Field and t heir visit to Tyndall was part of a survey of Air Corps defense units in the Southeast. Other officers accompanying General Harmon were Colonels Edgar P. Sorensen, Grandison Gardner, Robert M. Copeland, and Wentworth Goss. General Harmon is one of the three highest ranking officers in the Air Corps and has a distinguished record. He was a 'Ning Co:minander in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1936-37, and served as Commandant of the AC Tactical School and Post Commander at Maxwell Field in 1938. Colonel Sorensen was president of the Air Corps Board at Maxwell Field from 1937 to 1940 and at Eglin Field in 1941. From Eglin he went to Wash ington as S-4 for the Air Staff and was recently relieved to assume new duties. A materiel adviser on balloon ascensions, Colonel Sorensen is considered an authority on the effects of bombing. The officers were flying a C-42, piloted by Colonel Goss, and discussed with Colonel Maxwell Tyndall Field's important role in training of gunners for combat duty. Cove Gardens, the new 150 unit housing project for NCO's and civilian employees o f Tyndall Field is rapidly nearing completion and applications for the apartments are now being taken by Lt. Joseph I. Mathis, billeting officer. It is expected that the project will be completed early in April. The apartments, located east of Panama City on Watson Bayou, consist of 20 one-bedroom, 92 two-bedroom, and 38 three-bedroom units. One hundred of these w i l l be allotted to NCO's and 50 to the civilian personnel. The rental will be $21 for the one-bedroom suites and $23.50 for the t woand three bedroom units. These prices do not include utilities. Only NCO's of the first three grades will be eligible to rent the units at first, but if there are still vacan cies, apartments may be assigned to enlisted men below these grades on a temporary basis. To these men, the rental will be $11, $ 13 and $ 15 per month for the one, two an d three bedroom units, respectively. All apartments will be equipped with stove, electric refrigerator, hot water heater and an oil burning floor furnace. They are built around a circle and there will be a park and community building in the center. The streets and sidewalks will be paved and an area has been set aside for stores and shops. The buildings are of cement and tile construction and will acco modate 400 to 500 persons. All applications will be subject to approval by the Commanding Officer of the Post.

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A few days after our last "Chat" was e letter from an enlisted man. He sent the following article which I think merits publication: THE MAGIC TEN PER CENT The average man stands 70 inches high to the top of his hat. Ten per cent above that average--77 inches, makes him a giant among his fellows. Ten per cent below the average, brings the stature down to 63 inches to the hat top--a pygmy. Ten per cent, more or less, looks like a trifle to the unthinking, but it is a tremendous thing when applied to men and their success. In my salesman days, it was my privilege to meet and talk intimately with a few great men of finance, industry and commerce in onp of the South's largest cities and Eastern industrial centers. I nearly always found them to be of simple tastes, simple speech and simple dress. Whether met at a sales meeting, on the golf course, or any place away from the Kingdom they helped to rule, they .., were just ordinary men--11Regular guys". And, at that, most of them had started humbly enough at the very bot. tom of the ladders on which they had climbed to such dizzy heights. \Vhat made them great? Why did they pass hundreds, or thou-sands, of men who once had a better foothold on that ladder? Not towering in not college educations, not any one over-mastering talent, genius or capacity. No, they had only to be 10% better than their fellows; consist-ently better in everything that counted. Not once, but always. 10% earlier in getting to work. 10% longer on the job. 10% more sure footed in making decisions--small ones at first, then larger. 10% better memory for things that counted. 10% more industrious. 10% more efficient in cleaning up the day's work. lafo more dependable. 10% more loyal to superiors. That magic 10% plus! It throws a halo around the head of the man who has it; marks him as the one to be promoted; because remember, friends, your superiors are not looking for Superman, but they are continuously seeking the 11plus11 man who can be depended upon, the consistent producers, the patient savers, the men who do their in a business-like way, however humble their tasks. .., It lies wholly with youl Staff Sergeant William E. Jenkins Corporal Robert A. Ferguson February 20, 1942 Tyndall Field, Florida We invite all of you to attend our Chapel Club each Wednesday night at 6:30 o'clock in the Day Room. Services every Sunday at 10:00 in the Day Room.

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Mathis really chest poked t Friday morning s _the result of Glenn Miller's Sal ute to Tyndall Fie ld when he espec 'ially mentioned our \"Joe l\1athis." At last Major is sporting that new hat . What officer in the Department of Training was upset at the appearance of a diamond ring? . Lt Kingman is having difficulty making up his mind whether it's "Yes" or "No" .. Lt. Rush says he carne to Florida for the winter, and found itl . I hear that Lt. Campbell, Ordnance Department, is anxiously awaiting a Leave for that certain purpose Captain Carnahan has a hard time keeping u p with all his stenographers and his carbon copies .. The B.O.Q is ready f o r occupancy and all the younger officers can hardly wait to move into their new home A certain fellow around here has an awful tim e when he gets on the phone. He c alls up some qf the local girls and tells them it is "Jimmy" callinp;. All of which is Q, K. for that is his first name; however, the result is invariably that the cute little thing replys with "Oh, Jimmy -Jimmy Corr!" Doggone it, Lt. Corr, please leave us a few ph one for o u r own use .. H e welcome the new officers w h o have jus t come to Tyndall Field . new officer wiggles his ears for the amusement of our gal friends? . Lt. Tannen is what they used to call a "two-timer" .. sends the originals of his pictures to girl :/fl, and the prints to girl #2 .. Lookalikes: Lt. Clayton of the b.ngineers and Lt. Rus h of Student Personnel, so I've been told .. Captain Howell, Post Adjutant, and Lt. Silva, Assistant Post Adjutant, both celebrated their birthday s on Feb. 26th .. Lt. Bane is off on his t hree-day h oneymoon. I'll bet that Sgt. Liddon knows more generals than any other enlisted man in the U.S.A Sgt. Harmon Anderson probably will be coming to Lt. Mathis soon looking for an apartment He wants comforts of hbme They say tha t Sgt. Hodges of the 66th practically wept the other a.m over the misdeeds of his brood His usual reveille "pep" talk didn't have much pep! Technician Carl Brandt of Finance was around the other day wanting an introduction to the new secretary to the Employment Officer (Miss Smith please note) . He isn't looking for war k either . we are not indebted to the Dept. of Training for paper for the TAIWET this week It was stolen outrightl Say Corporal Davis of the 343rd, Napoleon never pulled guard as a private, especially at Post #71 What kind of flowers shall we order, S gt. Blassingame, if you happen to call for "her" at the "wrong" night? W e wonder if Tech. Sergeant Underwood fashions his curves at bowling after "familiar figures"? Who was that M. P. that ordered T / S gt. W ood to clean up around Post Hqtrs. the other night? See what happens when you go ''slummin'1 in fatigues, sergeant . And who are those members of "Cafe Society'' from Headquarters Squadron who would rather pay flor their lunch than wash out their mess kits? If Jimmie Barr an of the 69th could only use some of that speed he has with the fairer sex on getting out his squadron news, it mir;ht help to get this weekly "Bugle" out on timel .. Pvt. Godwin looked like a wolf in sheep's cl he bounded into the Post Headquarters wearing a pilot's jacket S g t Lankford lost no time in shearing his wool! Fred Foster sprays. his throat daily so he can hit the right key on "Atten-shunl"

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BASKETBALL GET CLAY COURTS SURFACE Starting next week, all games of the inter-squadron basketball tourney will be-played here on the field. Under the supervision of A. & R. Lt. Thompson, four of the cage courts on the field are being covered with a layer of pressed clay, giving them a hard, durable surface. In order to carry through the ule as planned, it will be necessary to organize an officiating staff of referees and scorekeepers. All men who have had such experience and wish to volunteer their services are urgently requested to turn in their names to the A. & R. Office or get in touch with Sgt. Frank Scisco of the 448th. -Geitinq Personoi"I turned in my spikes for a pair of G.I. shoes!" That's the story of Norman Southard of the 343rd. School Squ adron. When he exchanged his baseball uniform for the 0. D. outfit of the u. s. Army last fall, Private Southard was bidding goodbye to a career in organized baseball. Norman, who is a pitcher, was under contract with the Mayfield Browns, of Mayfield, Kentucky. The Browns are members of the St. Louis Browns' diamond domain. Private Southard hails from Inwood, Long Island, where he capped off a brilliant high school performance with a record of eight wins against one defeat in his senior year. Southard'S first opportunity to play in big time competition came with the New York Giant Farm at Salisbury, N. c. From the Salisbury farni he was sent to bolster up the twirling staff of the Jackson "Generals" of Tennessee. Norman got his chance to join the Mayfield club early in the '41 season. Working in fifteen games, Southard's arm was a major factor in bringing the blue ribbon of the Kitty League to the junior "Brownies." With a team that Showed shades of the spectacular, the Fihance Keglers bowled over the Headquarters Quintet in last Thursday night's league competition. With this latest triumph, the "Exchequers" take a command ing lead over their closest rivals, the 344th School Squadron. Also victims of too many hooks and curves were the members of the Signal Corps squad who bowed to the 448th. Here are the league standings up through Thursday's games: Won Lost Finance .... 11 -1344th 9 3 Q1.1:C 9 3 343rd .......... 7 5 448th .. 7 5 66th ........... 3 9 Signal . 0 12 Hq & Hq. ... 2 10 High Team Score: QMC --831 High Single Game: Woody Mueller, 343rd --245 High 5-man 3 games: QMC --2389 High 3 games single total: Michael Dineen, 343rd --566 .a/tHUd/?/(.Bowling: Tuesday -344th vs. QM;C 343rd vs. Finance Thursday -Hq & Hq vs. Signal 448th vs. 66th Basketball: Monday -349th vs. 446th 343rd vs. 348th Wednesday 350th vs. 447th 448thvs. 66th Saturday -Hq & Hq vs. Ordnance 344th vs. 69th

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treeted mity mean, I have. Wensday i heerd tell of us gain over ter the horsepittal to take a shot, so wheri 'ther whistul blowed i fell out in a hurry, but they aint gave us nothin ter drink, jest jabbed me in the arm wif a needul; didnt hurt much, but i'uz. kinder dissipinted. Figgered it uz mity nice uv em to set us up, kinder hoped it ud be a shot of rye. Tursdy i wint in kinder late an axed ma.h fust Miss balinsky dun axed me down ter hur pardy. he kalled up and sayed ter tell me she dun kalled that the 2 biggest liars in the army wuz in our invited to no pardy. he dun restricted me ter non-cum officer. sgt. fur a past on account of tole me that miss balinsky jest it off, an i tole him rite bak cause i aint never bin the area fur insulation ter a Frydy I learnt all about pistills. Had to feel strip mine without havin no parts left over. I dun had enough leff to But that wuznt so good on account of neither one of em 'ud axed me if i had shot skeet, & i tole em rite bak that i wuz didn't even know the man & never herd tell of him. and putt her back make another gun. shute. Then they not guilty cause i Ma cuzzin's in the kalvary, an seein as how his favorite mule dun got kilt, he axed me to rite a ode to her; me bein the literrary genyus of the fambly. Hear it is: Hears ter Miramy, ma cuzzin Glut's favoright mool, who dun kum ter a untimely an tragik ind. in hur army carear she dun kiked 87 pvts., 45 corpurls, 28 sgts., 15 lootenents, 8 Captings, 5 majors, 2 Kernells & 1 Hand Grenade. Guess i'ud better be er gain--The Yardbird. Guard Duty* I stand here by my rugged postp Where the night is cold and still, As the sound of coming footsteps, Come trotting down the hill. I lower my rifle, and yell out "Halt," And I strain both ears to hear, But not a sound comes forth to me, As I stand there filled with fear, Now again I hear the sound of feet, This time more loud and clear, And I say to myself, "Something's wrong," 'Cause I sense that danger is near. And now my mind is a mass of fog, As the sweat forms on my brow, I feel as though I were weakening, From the loss of sleep qr chow. In the morning I find it was all a dream, Which made me feel quite free, 'Cause the noise of the coming footsteps, Was the "C. Q." waking rne. --Carl Gershman, 349th Sch. Sq. If you've penned a publishable poem, shoot it to us for publication--Ed. It used to be the bugle With tones so sweet and mellow But now it's the shiny whistle Accenting the Sergeant's bellow To hear the sound's upsetting It's sharp, it's loud and shrill All they have to do is sound it And we're in the mood to kill Should we ever have to tangle With the enemy in fight Just sound off with the whistles And we'll put the bums to flight. --Ken Stitt, 348th Sch. Sq. '1 Q ueslion ? First' she bids me kiss he/ hand, Then she bids me keep my place. First she loves me at command, Then she loves to have me chase. First she pats rne on the cheek, Then she pats me on the jaw. First her protests are so weak, Then she will not even thaw. Now my mind is in eclipse, And my brain cells madly dance. Shall I kiss her on the lips, Or shall I kick her in the --oopsl --Anonymous.

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Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, ACGS, 'l'yndall Field, Fla. EDITOR Sgt. J w Timberlake ASSOCIATE EDITOR Pvt. Arnold H. Milgaten SQUADRON REPORTERS S/Sgt. Arthur R. Edwards Pfc. James Barran Sgt. R. s. Boyes Cpl. A. J, Corbin Cpl. Hugh Maloney Cpl. H. H. BerEstrom S / S gt. J. T. Twitchell Cpl. M M. Kendall Cpl. John T. Lampros S gt. Lloyd H. Taylor PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER lst Lt. Joseph I. Mathis ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER Cpl. Jack H Parks ART WORK Cpl. Oral Ledbetter Pvt. Ernest Kenton COLU'II'!NIST S / S gt. Dewey H Gossett MULTILITI: OPERATOR C pl. Harold Speck COMMA NDING Col. vv. A Maxwell SQUADRON REPORTERS Pvt. William Hine s Tech. Carl G. Brand t S gt. R L M athews Pvt. Ray Gross Pvt. J H. Lescher TYPIST Miss Roberta Gammon

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66TH :MATERIEL 0 f course, it is not known by everyone, but Sgt. Brewer has some shelled pecans for anyone who wants them. Due to the fact that the price of eggs is so high, Sgt. Steger has decided to grow a nest above his upper lip to see if a "chicken" will roost there. The squadron has a new day room and it is being enjoyed by all And we finally broke our losing spell at bowling. We took three straight games from the Signal Corps our last time out. That new Tech. Sergeant is a valuable asset to our team. Most of the men do not have any good news this week the Medical Corps got to us and we couldn't do anything about it. Corp. not get swapped watch. Walton complains that he does half as much mail now that he his rings for a man's wrj .st Some of our men have returned from specialist's schools welcome back, men! . Sgt. Williams, we have not heard from you in some time. Are those stripes too heavy? And despite the fact that our basketball quint won its first and only game in league competition, we still need the help of some of you professional ball players that are too hesitant about coming out. --A.R.E. 69TH AIR BASE heavy rain of the past week has made it very uncomfortable for our scouting patrol. The boys have been accustomed to crawling on their knees, but Sgt. Bull says we are now learning to swim. We 1 re all pretty unhappy to know that Corp. Dodd has been sick. Tuesday morning while scouting on the beach, he ran smack into a nest of yellow jackets. He now stands while eating his meals. Welcome to Capt. Noble. --J.F.B. HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS open letter to our former First Sergeant, T /Sgt. Daniel s. Howell: It is a g e nerally accepted fact that there is no place for sentiment in the Army. W e are not arguing this point. Althoug h these words come from deep within, the tone is intended to be one of deep respect and we wish that the thoughts herein exp r essed be considered in that light. That a man worthy of promotion would eventually be given due recognition, we in Headquarters Squadron fully un derstood. W e k nev1 that you could not remain with us in the capacity of 1st Sergeant for any g r eat length of time. Y our just recognition b y the Army in the form of a promotion to Technical Sergeant was inevitable. Some of the men in our outfit have known you for several years, others have not been quite so fortunate. However, every man in the squadron recognized an d appreciated your ability to maintain discipline and still remain a "regular guy." If your aim in Army life has been to do your job well and earn the r e s pect of the men with whom you work, then you may take our word for it that you have succeeded, admirably There will be other First Sergeants, but you have set the standard that they must maintain. Hespectfully, THE ENTIRE S QUADRON 343RD SCHOOL S QUADRON 1 eaving a trail of countless amorous conquests behind him, Panama City's "Dream Boy," Sergeant New, has just returned from Brooklyn where he completed a course in Power Turrets. Also back from t h e City is Sergeant Neice D. Hicks. Rumor has it that wedding bells will soon toll, accompanied by military ceremony. Lots of luck to our own Ocie J.

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Dearing, who will represent Tyndall Field in the comin g Golden Gloves Tournament to be held at Pensacola, Florida. Ocie, who is better known as the "Killer," tips the scales at one hundred and seventy-four pounds. The Day Room is beginning to remind us of home--what, with a record player and radio combination, ping-pong and pool tables and some comfortable furniture--all we need now is a plush carpet! A vote of thanks to the ladies of the First Presbyterian Church of Lynn Haven, for the swell supper that they gave us on Monday night! Monday was quite a day for Pfc. Marvin Rubin. His mother and dad came down to visit him and topped off their visit by acting a s hosts at a dinner party for Marvin and several of his friends. Congratulations to our new Master Sergeant, Joe Young! -R.J.B. 344TH SCHOOL SQUADRON don't pass those stripes out very often, so s j s gt. P.J. Ward r ates our s alute on his r ecent promotion to the Tech. ranks. And s peaking of Tech Sergeants, welcome to T /Sgts. G. c. Talley and J. R. Shreve, new arrivals in the squadron. It 1 s goodbye for a while to Corporal W.D. Wilhoit, Pfc. H Walker and Priv ate R R. Heath, who left for Chicago on Tuesday for a course in Air Mechanics. Our loss is Kelly Field's gain since S /Sgt. W.K. Richmond and Pvt. c. c. Harrison left for Flight Training at the Texas school. Keep 'Em Flying! You may have to look twice, but that isn't a new omnibus that Pfc. Skully is sportin', it's just the old one minus six inches of m ud! Let's go, you ten-pin Kings! Are y ou going to let a bunch of Financial Wiz ards take first place honors uncontested'? The "rugged" 344th didn't get it's name by taking second place! -AJC 349TH SCHOOL SQUADRON ()ur first official social function at Tyndall Field was held last Thursday evening, February 26th. It was a combination dinner and dance party staged in our day room. The affair was quite a success, and v1e wish to thank NJrs. Thelma Martin and her committee for arranging for the presence of Panama City's fairer sex. A vote of appreciation to Major Shipman for his cooperation, and also to First Sergeant Frank A. Michalski and his committee for their efforts in making it an enjoyable evening. The squadron's basketball team chalked up their second straight victory in the inter-squadron league. The boys are as yet undefeated. Shipments to the various training schools are taking their toll from our squadron. The latest group of men that have left are: Sgt. v. B. Russell, Pvts. J. Brice, C. Younts, C. Johnson, T. Westbrook, L. Dawkins, L. Morrell, R. Lohr, J. Randall and Wm. H. Emery. It's about time we gave some sort of public recognition to those recently earned stripes. promoted were: To Staff Sergeant (Temporary): Sgt. Albert R. Berelowitz and Corporal Conr a d F. Liles. To Sergeant (Temporary) Corporals C. R. Allen, c. E. Register, J. D. Owings, T. F. Boyle, B.R. Schultze, M. A. Hutchins, L. E. Waddell, T. E. Propes and v. B. Il.ussell, Jr. T 350TH SCHOOL SQUADRON he squadron suffered a blow to its prestige when our basketball team bow ed to the cagers of the 349th. Perhaps the tide will turn next time. a lot of heavy arms are being carried around these days, if not from stripes, it is because of those shots! Now you can call them "Master Sergeant" Rhodes and "Technical Sergeants" Dillard and Wrir;ht. Nice going men! Welch, Collins, Poed, Early and Kile

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rejoined the outfit this week after graduating from a specialist course at Chanute. It has been suggested that Owensby be called by his new name of "Chick," reference is given to the fifteen year olds he has been courting. Harrison is sweatine; out a military wedding, fixed bayonets and all that sort of thing. The new Charge of Quarters set up is much better, when one wants their pass they go to the orderly room and check out and then check in when coming back to the barracks. W e wonder if the mail situation couldn't be revised a little? Lost, strayed or stolen: One Sheafer mechanical pencil. Finder please call /fo30 and ask for the E. & 0. Clerk. Lt. Hollenback has contemplated writing to the War Department to see if he could be made Brigadier General like Custer did.... --J.D.T. 446TE SCHOOL SQUADRON (Jone;ratulations are in order for Ex T/Sgt. "Hap" Schamburg. They say "pro motion is given where promotion is due.'' So it is in this case, as "Hap'' is now a Master Sergeant. Corporal "Curly" J. H. Lassiter, the em did camera "Bug'' is now at photography school. We'll expect bigger and better shots from now on. An honor worthy of our r ecognition is the recent appointment of Tech. Sergeant Clyde H odges to the position of Sergeant Major of the student group at this field. Very few people could fill the shoes of Pvt. L. Wayne Smith. From the tip of his toe to the heel of his shoe he proudly boasts a size fit. "Hot Dogs!" Private Berry is sending for catalogues to keep u p his prestige. Quote "I usually receive four letters daily, but due to certain prevailing conditions, the catalogues will have to do, '' unquote. The squadron welcomes Pvt. Frank Johns, who rejoined us after a period of detached service. Another prodigal son has returned, this one from the hospital. He is Pvt. Harry Gruza, who proved that a little thing like pneumonia couldn't keep a g ood man down! --M.M.K. 4471'H SCHOOL SQUADRON basketball team still stm ds undefeated after scoring a well-earned victory, this time over the 343rd Sch ool Squadron. W e wish them all the luck in the world. Let's give a big hand to Pfc. Char les Talley for his excellent work in producing "Tyndall Field in Review," the first variety show broadcast by "local" talent. Lots of luck to Sgts. Mills and Savko, Corp. Lewis and Pvt. Gore, Seibel, Fike, Gowland, Weeks, Johnson, Morgan and Thomas, who are now pursuing an Air Mechanics Course. Orchids to the new men who recently joined our outfit. They are doing all their work well and look like a promising bunch of soldiers. Live and Learn: Yvny does Sergeant Bender insist that he is of English descent. Doesn't he realize that all Swedes have big feet. It's a dead give-away, Sgt. --J.T.L. 448TH SCHOOL SQUADRON chance has a supply sergeant got as a reporter. We visit 20 rooms to ask for news items and 20 times we take cover from a barrage of questions such as, "Sarge, when will my shoes be repaired?" Or "Sarge, when can I exchange my raincoat? This one ain't form fitting." Give me a break, fellows, before I commit justifiable homicide to make news. The boys of the squadron chartered a boat and went fishing (?) last Sunday.

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They didn't catch any fish but they brought back severa.l dead or half-dead soldiers. Those cagey cagers in this outfit can really make a blur of a basketball court. Latest victims are the Headquarters Squadron boys. Spectators say that the 448th and the All-Star team would make a heck of a t:;ood game Corp. Roy Butler has hit on a successful reducing menu, and it must be a honey. It has taken Roly-Poly Roy from 315 lbs. to a scant 255. Tsk, tsk! Just skin and bones. If we have to take all those shots over aEain, I'd just as soon have typhoid or lockjaw. Cpl. House entertains the P. c. gals with his one-man imitation of a Salva tion Army band. For a former pillroller, he's doing pretty good. --LHT. lAT DETACHMENT lfe're still on top of the Tyndall Field bowling league and we're going to do our best to keep right up there. It seems that the P. c. Telephone Company must have some appeal because another of our boys; namely, Bob Costigan, has been beating a path to the switchboard regularly .. Herb Anderson is still in hopes that he will get that huge (?) package of peanuts that a gal promised to send him . Latest news from Ed Morgan, who is on Detached Service at the Finance Sch. at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., indicates that he is doing a good job we have two sets of fellows in the outfit whom wehave named: The Gold Dust Twins Beegle and Hanak because they are always found together. Punch and JudyBlazak and Farr because they always seem to be able. to agree to disagree on some point There is one man in our Detachment who would like to know what kind of an explanation to make when you accidentally make two dates to meet at the same time and same place on the same night. --C.G.B. 348TH SCHOOL SQUADRON week we were sort of scattered around through the "Target," so next week we're not going to write on the edges of the paper when turning i n copy ... Guess you know we lost some of our boys to the IHndy City the other day--mechanics school .. Did you know that a corporal in the squadron has a plane (Army) all to his own use. He takes important things places to have them fixed, such as glasses to Cin-l cinatti, at least, that is the last trip I heard of. I wonder if Sgt. (and I do mean Sergeant) Casper has as contagious a bed fellow on his way back as he had on the way up? liVho knows? A hearty handshake in printed form from all of us to Master Sergeant Houston . Wish we could get Reno to spend a little of his flyinE pay for refreshments in our new day room. 1 N i th all the new promotions, came lots and lots of shiny, new whistles. I can't figure out what for, unless it is to attract the attention of all the high school girls. When you have some baloney, shoot it to Maloney. --H.M. Glad CHEMICAL UAHFARE to see Cohn smiling again. Those letters from Baltimore certainly do bring out smiles on his face. Now, if we could only learn a way to put some hair back on his head, all would be well. Sims was a lucky man recently when his family dropped in for a visit and, thoughtfully, brought along a little excess baggage--about 5' 3", blonde, and with the standard accessories. He insists the accessories do not come on all models. Don't forget to at least say "hello" to your family for us, Sims. Lescher has set the "bear traps" in his foot locker--more apples. -J.H.L.

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SIGNAL SEHVICE COMPAlJY maintenance men, Cpls. Cronk and Pan 'asuk, are "maintai!J.ing" at a furious rate. They get behind the switchboard and bells start to ring, lights flash, and general confusion reigns. Mason, the switchboard operator, expresses his in very strong language and the battle is on. 11Heverend'' Phelps was recently appointed Acting Corporal and we extend our rather belated congratulations. He has been doing a grand job for the 856th and has really earned his chevrons. A "Lights Out" scene in the barracks: "Superman" Ostrenko is on the floor, complting 99 push-ups while 11Augie" Dorauio is making queer noises through cupped hands, which he claims is an imitation of Clyde McCoy. Corp. Stans berry is completely wrapped in the arms ef Morpheus and is unaware of the around hirn 11Danny" Blumer pleads for quiet, but Charlie Beran encourages Dorazio to carry on with his antagonistic noises . "Junior11 (he swears his nam e is Walter) Stelli n g makes a final bid for the recog nition of his rights He tries to star t an open rebellion against the authority of Non-Coms, but so far he has met with little success A thud is heard in the new barracks, which means that "Newt" has added another victim to his informal wrestling career.. Mason was probably the victim. Corp. Panasuk is particularly inter-ested in the trunk lines to He makes frequent phone calls to a number that is shrouded in secrecy. Only one hundred men at the Field know the number, so I'll keep it a secret in that small group. --W.M.H QUARTERMASTER bridge club is bidding into good form So's our bowling team It's hitting on all "Five" Yep. and grass is soon to be planted on the aprons of our buildings. Some of the guys are showing signs of interest in a quartermaster chest, especially Tony Gillie (Two Ton) Lt. Yates promises to have the nicest missary in the South Johnny Atkinson really knows the score, from fruit to nuts. He owned one of the largest\!mt farms in Georgia B. D. (Before Dra.f..t). Fulton's tax returns have him,in a dither Pvt. Crew's mate has arrived to keep an eye on him. They' 11 "live on the reservation Then, we'vegot the wire that Pvt. Schenker's pater and mater are soon to visit us. McNeil suggests that they a movie called "Nipponese Nutbread'' Did you see the pretty poem a lad made up t' other day about one of us? . Any of you guys who think you know Army Regulations, get a load of the stream of chatter Sgt. Lee can put out. And our food is so good that I hear a lot of officers are fighting for the opportunity to eat in our mess hall. That's all for now. --R.G.

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MEDICAL DETACHMENT gunnery range might well have been moved to the infirmary last week, because we were "shooting" all week long. we.1ve "shot" the whole darned camp and now it's the officers' turn. All this shooting is due to the War Department's recent order requiring all Army personnel to receive immunization shots once each year. Each dose after the first will merely be a stimulating shot and will not be full strength. After seeing how Custer got to be a General in "They Died With Their Boots On," Lt. Vernocy is certainly burned up Kory is hoping to be a consul or ambassador some day, so that he can stay at the Embassy every day. Tyndall Field took a handsome share of the nation's spotlight last Thursday when we twice received recognition over one of the country's leading networks, the Columbia Broadcasting System. Glenn Miller, noted bandleader, dedicated his Thursday evening program to the boys of the nation's largest Gunnery School at Tyndall Field, Florida!" In a coast to coast hookup over CBS, Jvtr. Miller saluted the men at the Field with a special number entitled "The 'V' For Victory Hop." we were able to announce Glenn Miller 1 s dedication program in advance, Henry Dupre's use of various features from the last issue of the Tyndall ''Target" was a complete surprise 1 Mr. Dupre is the genial master of ceremonies of the "Dawn Busters'" program, an early morning gloom chaser presented daily through Saturday over Station WWL, New Orleans. The program was climaxed by a musical version of "A Yardbird's Heaven." Have you seen how Hill and Makowski pout when they pass each other? Corp. Marsh is about ready to give up op his 0. C. S. application. He claims that it's more trouble to get indorsements on that than on one of our checks. Pvt. G. Timko left for Rand0lph Field last Friday (there goes your last pal, Teddyl) Did anyone see Pecus Saturday night? Fellas, I don't see how you do it a week before pay day To S/Sgt. Gossett: If Captain Medof holds on to that "ship" like he does to Medical supplies, you need have no fear. He will never give it upl Lt. Lebhar, our new officer, arrived Monday and is delighted with the semi-tropical climate. Best rumor of our Army furloughs March lstl 7(M PdtnpL. Promotions to Technical and Master Sergeant for a number of men at this station were announced this week by a special order from the Southeastern Air Corps Training Center. They are: To Master Sergeant: Robert N. Lankford, Post Sergeant-Major, and the following line chiefs: Joe B. Norval F. Rhodes, Wickleff B. Harrelson, Robert w. Houston and Conrad Schamber g. To Tech Sergeant: Charles F. Green, Post Personnel Sergeant-Major; Seth P. wood, chief clerk order section; .wil liam L. Balentine, chief clerk message center; George P. Reno, technical inspector; Jack w. Galling, crew chief; Charlton J. Dillard, armament shop; Daniels. Howell, group. .Sgt.-Major; Robert L. Donan, Asst. Personnel Ser geant-Major; Joseph A. Wright, line maintenance supply sergeant; Frank P. Bilozur, Asst. Grolip Sergeant-Major. There will be a of all squadron reporters Monday afternoon, at 4 o'clock at Hq. & Hq. Squadron's Day Room. Call No. 4 if unable to attend.

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Proud Father: "The man t hat marries my daughter will get a prize." Sgt. McKaig: "May. I see it, please?" "My grandfather never used glasses. lived to be 6ver 90 and "Well, lots of people prefer it out of bottles." Detail Sergeant: "Hurry up there, you guys. rr Yardbird: ''Okay, Sarge. But Rome wasn't built in a day. A petail Sergeant: 'Yeah, I know, but I wasn't the NCO in charge of that job." Sgt. Underwood: "I'll be frank, dear. You're not the first girl I've kissed." Youn g Lass: "I'll be frank, too. You surely have a lot to learn." He: "Did you hear about the bridge expert being the father of twins?" She: ''Yeah, looks like his wife doubled his bid.11 "So you've been to college, eh?11 said the reception center clerk. ''Yeah," replied the recruit. "How high can you count? A "One, two, three, four, five, six, eight, nine, ten, jack, queen, king." Opera Star: "Yes, 20 long years have sung in ze Metropolitan." Admirer: "Gee, you musta known dam Butterfly when she was only a I Maca-Irate moth"'r at midnight: "Young man, do you think you can stay here all night?" Pfc. Mansfield: "Well, I'll have to call my barracks and tell the Charge of Quarters.n Judge: "What is the source of your income?" Rastus: 11Ah ain't got but two, Yo' Honah." Judge: Well, what Rastus; 1'Seven and are they?" 'leben. 11 AND WHAT FACILITIES DO 'LOU HAVE FOR SIGHT SEE: lNG , MAM?

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Twist of the Wrist-One hundred and thirtytwo million peo p l e of a c ountry wher e democracy is still a fact, listened to their president o n last Monda y night as he add ressed them over a w orld-wide radio hook-up. The President warned his audience that '1 peace on our terrm is essential if we desire the generations t hat follow to live in freedoml11 V ictory is inevitable if we maintain an uninterrupted flow of' producti o n!'' Mr. Roosevelt closed his address vri th a few word s of advice to the Axis propae;andists who would like the other members of the United Nations to believe that the peopl e of America were planning to finance this war rather than fight in it. He advised gently, but firmly, to . T ell it to t h e lvrarines I 11 That laugh y ou heard last week was t h e echo of a roa r that ran t hroug h the entertainment world w hen Eddie Cantor, in an interview with Ass ociated Press, announced that he planned to retire as soon as the U.S. wins the peace for which it is fighting. Eddie C antor is a fixture in the American Way of life. His partic u lar brand of comed y has brouGht laughter and happiness to millions. We know that he is no longer the active you n g clovm of "Ziegfe l d day s but we a lso k now that Eddie could never retire from a public that will still need his a i d to bolster them for the r;i gan tic task of rehabilitation1 One of your past motion pictures had an appropriate title :l\. : r Cantor, "Kid Millions" and w e know that you'll g o o n doing just that. * Tyndall Field's own radio show got under way to an auspicious start last Monday evening. Broadcasting from station WDLP at 7:30 P.M., this first in a regular series of programs was opened by an introductory address from Colonel Max-v"rell. The Colonel voiced his approva l of activities which aff orded the soldiers o pportunities to exercise their talents and relax fro m the necessary and r ic;orous training for war. MOVI FOR THIS R I T Z Sffi-TDAY, MONDAY, March l-2 "JU de Em Cowboy" Bud Abbott Lou Costello The Merry Macs T UESDAY, ; ,/ZDNESDAY, March 3 4 11Lady for a N i ght" Joan B londell t.Tohn Wayne THURSDAY, F RIDAY, March 5-6 "TwoF aced Woman" Greta Garbo Melvyn Douglas SATURDAY, March 7 "Outlaws of the DeserV' William Boyd "Hay Foot" PANAN A SUNDAY, HOlWAY, !'.'tar c h l-2 "Confirm Or Deny" Don .1\lneche Joan Bennett TUESDAY, March 3 'The Lone lUder11 George Houston Al. St. John Dennis Hoore WEDHESDAY, THUHSDAY, March 4-5 "Life Begins for .1\ndy Hardy" Lewis Ston e Mickey Hooney J u d y Garland FRIDAY, SATURDAY, March 6-7 "Prairie Pioneers" The Three Mesquiteers "Cherokee Strip" Richard Dix Mona Laughton C artoon Serial ., #


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