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Vol. 1 No. 40 Army Ai r Forc. e s Gunnery School, Tyndall F ield, Fla., Oct. 31, 1942 UNI TS BRING IN OVER 250 RECRUITS I Congratulations are in order tor T,yndall's former ace "gossiper", DEWEY A H. GOSSETT, who has just received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenantl LT. COLONEL LUPER LEAVES FOR NEW POST Lt. Colonel James R. Luper, Post Op erations Executive since August, leaves us soon tor a new post at the Miami 6cs Training CoDII&nd. illen asked for a statement, the Col one l replied: association with the personnel at TYndall Field, though brief, has been both pleasant and enlightening. Ql the fiying line 1 which bas been principal interest, I have seen aechanics and pilots alike forget about their personal problems 4nd con veniences, and work m&n7 long and fatiguing hours in order to get the job done. I know that in the future as in the past, the men of Tyndall will keep 1 em tlying and tiring in order to keep 'em ti8hting1" Tyndall Field' s two mobile recruiting units wound up their 25-day tour otGeorgia, Alabama and F lorida with a record number or enlistments. The total number of men signed up b.Y the motor caravans has already reac hed more than 250, ot llhich two-thirds are special.:.. ists. These men have been sent to Camp Blanding tor their prelimindry military training, and the n will be returned to this F ield. Lt. Norval Rhodes, Recruiting Offi cer and his stattot enlisted men, Cpl. John Bosworth and Pvt. Richard Blaok, have been doing a ''Rushing Busine.ss" in their Post Headquarters o ffice, but announce that they still need more specialists for the AAF. For t he recruiting units, their t >ur amounted to a personal triumph o tain Ammon llcClellan, who supervi :Jed the campaign, stated that the most :re markable thing about the trips the receptions they received from people of the cities v i s ited. l'he city ot Luverne, Alabama ; was so :..m pressed with the Tyndall unit there, that they have sent a delegation to Colonel Maxwell to request that the members ot that unit be permitted to be the guests ot the city on Armist: .ce Day. 'nle Captain also stated that a la:.ge measure ot their success was due to th!J c:o-operation they received from ull Jmerican Legion Posts and city cials, and alsoj from the u.s. Employ ment Service, which sent a man along with eaeh unit. Lts. Cletus Keating, Jr., and Cyril s. 01Niel headed the Florida unit, while Lts. James Patteson and Marshall directed the Alabama convoy.


100D MORALE -TRY RELIGION This nation o f ouz"s :i. r-on Christian principles; and in its earliest beginnings, it wa s pl1.>. ced und::. .. he protection of God. Christianity has developed in Americans a of the value of human life, and the sanctity of the home. At the inauguration o f Ltncoln he prayed thuslya "I go to assume a task more difficult than thAt which devolved upon Washington. Unless the Great God who assisted him shall e wi h and aid me, I must fail; but if the same Omni sciel'lt Mind and Almighty A rm that d'ir-cted and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail, I s}.aU s L e t us all pray that the God of' our Fathers may not forsake us, nV"' .. in the s ervice and people of' the entire world can take a lesson from this :;: m&n who was smart enough to realize the need of Divine Assistance. We are a nation to the use of' slogans. Recently a prominent radio speaker paraphrased thf$ REMEMBER PRAY HARDER. Not 11 bad idea--especially when men begin to succ-:ab to tho biggest e nemy of' good moralea Fear. When the knees are knocking, it i.s good sense to kneel on them and pray. "Paralysis of' the heart and soul begins wi t1l tha paralysis of' the tongue and knees." Indifference to prayer leads t o the cease:tion o God's abundant blessings, for He is the source of' strength and encouragemente Haw do we go about this matter of' prayer? The answer is simple; it is like using the telephone You find best by doing it yourself. It is a sort of' telephonic conversation with God, but with none of' the mechanical inconveniences. It is well to learn the method no w before the need is really urgent. Bossuet once wrotea "Hands lifted in prayer smash more battalions than hands raised to strike." Remember Pray Harder a good slogan, especially if we want Him to recognize our voices when in diat:ress. It is a g ood idea to t r y it now, for God is a powerful ally in a strur-gla of any kind. ---S/SGT. FRANK J.BORELL s/SGT. W IL FRED L. L...---------'" O CTO BER SUNDAY 8:00 A. M --Mass. ,-..erty 9:00 A. M --Prot&;_' i,ant lr) y )chool 10:00 A.M. --Morn ing Worshil. C'' '1.#' Wester 11:15 A. M. --Mass. Cll',:; /:umerty SUNDAY EVENING 8:00 P. M. -E ven ing Cha.v ed.l Wester 25,1942 TIJESDAY 7:00 P.M ... ......... Fellowship Club 6: 3 0 P.M .......... Instruction Class WEDNESDAY 6:30 P M .......... October Devotions 7:30 P.M ........ Bible Study Hour IlllmSUAI 6:30 P.M ........ Instruction Class FJ,UMY 6:30 P.M ............. Jewish Services


At least two Tyndall Officere will the coming coffee rationing unflinchirlgly and unafraid. They are: Major Olarvoe and Lt. Casey. Reason: They have their own brand of Ouban coffee, which they prepare each evening at quar ters. There's no brew like a "home" brew" Drill Sergeant (Major) T. Howell used one of Panama boulevards as a drill field the other day in order to instruct rookie (Lt.) H. Gundlach in the finer points of "to the rearrrharch!!" Lt. Col. Hyndman claims he was so buay last Monday, that he forgot to eat his lunch! (01est la guerre) lven though Weather's Lt. Diekman has left us for a new aesignment, hie influence is still being felt here-what other excuse could there be for such mild weatherT Major P'ox couldn 1 t q111te conceal enthus iasm over the excellent "buy" he had made in the PX. There was one momant there at Pest Ra. when he hed two and a the texture of hh newl:r "'pink" shirt The time was one day last week at 5:00 P.M. The scene was at the West Gate aPProach to the bridge. lifty cars with home bound occupants were lined up, waiting for a huge "steam shovel" to creep its way across the span. The restless occupant s exchanged indignations with ferver. In fact, the only unruffled person among the 220 'thtit were kept waitin& for some fifty minutes was undoubtedly Cap tain Jasper Hendrick, Area Engineer, who had ordered the giant ditch digger from South Carolina. So, while everybody was gnashing their teeth, Captain Handrick was calmy relating the difficulties involved in bringing his "baby" down to Tyndall Field! "Silver Winged" Lullia Jeanne Price came all the way down to P. c. last week-end to see "Panama Hattie" at the Ritz with the origitlal 11Wing Wear-:.. er", Lt. Norman Price. tt was only a few days afterwards that wa saw Lt. Price tossing nostalgic glances at the juke box in the line PX, which at the moment was giving out with "He ---etc.11 And, we hear that, whenever Miss Anderson and Captain McClellan leave together for Mar riana, they invariably "change partners" upon arrival-she switches to a 2nd Lt., and he, to another Colonel's secretary! 1rom reporter Ken Witham of Ordnance, comes the best story of the week. It seems that one stripelesa Master Sergeant was in hie office one afternoon last week, when an uninitiated private, after an argument, told him WHIRl he could go! When the private departed, the M/S said, quote: "Why the little 1$01*1$!, never will this happen again," unquote. The next day the M/ S appeared with stripee1 from here to yonder. the private appeared, all unaware, and found {l) one M/shomicide in his eyefondling a coke bottle, {2) a squad of clerks ar rayed in battle formation {one filing clerk ready to trip Raid private) and(3) one typist madly typing, "Now is the time for all good men, etc.," ready to throw his typewriter at the slightest provocation. However, the private's an tagonism malted at the sight of the massed stripes. The moral is: Never tell anyone WHIRl they can go, because they may be a M/S and not want to, orit's fun to be fooled, but it's more fun ,to know! Upon being asked how he an joyed himself at the dance last Friday evening, Cpl. Seiling of the "Mustangs", sighed heavily and said, "Her !l8llte is :Betty Jane :Brown" We 1ve heard from :Buster Kent o n, whose shapely gale formerly adorneCi. our "Jest Jokin1 p.t:.ge, He' a Sergeant now, over in B:nglan d and that everything there is well under control It1@ "housemaid' knee" for Hakeem the Great, or, "out d!LIIllled spot!" S/Sgt. Yates of OrdnanCE\ was out with the guard recruits the <.ther afternoon coaching them in pistol sLoot ing. All recruits returned safely And we like Sgt. Steve Truchan's favorite expression when someone says something he doesn't like: "Ya' looking for a.back handT" Miss Phyllis Gilbert, showing her complete faith in the u.s. Mail ser vice, put all her XMAS packages. (for B:ngland, Alaska, and Australia) ill one Post Office The editor tells us ;hat, in order to keep Sgt. T ony StatHe of the ":Blackbirds", happy, he will up Tony's constant challenge and meet him at any table-tennis-table at the rat e of one coke per game The Tyndallettes hsve called off their dance, and have decided to form a club. The dftfense


TARGE Publishe d every Saturday by the Special Service AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla. SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER Captain W. H. Wiseman COMMANDING Col. w. A Maxwell EDITOR Sgt. Arnold Milgaten ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sgt. Saul Samiof ASST'S TO S. S. OFFICER Corp. Sam D. Melson Corp William B. Pratt Pvt. Neil v. Pooser COLUMNISTS The Yardbird and NEWS EDITOR Corp. James Freeman REPRODUCTION STAFF 11/sgt. Woodrow w. Busby Corp. Francis Churchill Sgt John Webster The Taler PHOTOGRAPHIC OFFICER Lt. Jos ep h A. Dickerruan Corp Roger Keough Pfc. Price Terry ART WORK S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter Pvt. Marshall Goodman PHOTOGRAPHIC STAFF S/Sgt. William Castle Corp. Silas G. Upchurch Pvt. Everett Tackett TYNDALL TOPICS Raymond Clapper, in his column ot Monday, October 26, went into ecstatic praises over the unexpectedly great performances being given by our flying fortresses in Europe. The unexpected thing about the performance ot these big tour-motored bombers is their ability to knock down enemy fighters. No one was prepared to coun t so heavily on the bombers to destroy era We have no way of telling how much ot this praise Jlr. Clapper was heaping on the mechanical perfection of the "fortresses", but we are quite certain that those enemy fighters are not being downe d by radio operated machine guns. We've got a sneaking suspician that the "fortresses'" turrets and guns are being manned by human beings-by gun ners, who four or five months ago were probably crowding the little hamburger stand near our main gate, or were sip ping cokes out in Nevada, or were griping about the chow in Texas. The news that our bombers are doing such a good job is music to the ears ot all the Allied Nations. But Mr. Clapper should remember that, whether he comes from Las Vegas, Nevada, Harlington, Texas, or Tyndall Field, Florida, the GUNNm and his GUN are still the ''RULERS OF THE SKY I" Wbrd has reached us from citizens ot Panama City that members of the :=iv:il ian Air Patrol in this vicinity been the object of derisive rema:rks passed by men of this Field. Fellows, it's high time we grew l ilp. The C. A. P. ie a government whose contribution to 1'.he war &!fort an indispensable 01 ie. Their uniforms may not be quite as eonservative as ours, but their funct: on is just as important as ours 1 and1 in A some cases 1 more so. W .ARlr!Y NURSFS MAY YARRYt 'ftlat was t.he news that set tongues wagging in hll. Posts several weeks ago. We haven't as yet had the opportunity of interviewing any ot our nurses on how this news affected them-but we notlce that one or our "angels in white" dJ .d n 1 t lose much time in taking advant. E ge ot the "offer". We haven't heard .:. ny comments from our officers, either, but we hav e an idea that the news in that quarter was received with emotions. But oh, what this means to the e .n listed man& li>rale jumped and pul.a :es quickened in all hospital wards. 1 he bed-ridden soldier now no longer drea,Jil8 in vain! He now can picture the nwrse ot his dream s as his own lovely "Mro t


Jl STATIC CHASERS" Jr1Ul static heard over the Field on Tuesday could not be classified as thunder, although it might have been mistaken for it. It was merely this rooki e reporter "brainstorming" to report the various activities of Communications. We were at loss as to whether the name for this column should bo "SHORT CIRCUITS" or, "STATIC CHASERS" or, "THE DIT HAPPY MEN". "STATIC CHASERS" finally won the toss. A hail and hearty welcome to Sgt. Bradley Berry, who has just returned from a lengthy stay at Lawson General Hospital in Atlanta. At the same time, we wish a speedy return to Sgt. Wiley, who is leaving us to have h i s tonsils removed. Our newly organized Post Radio School is going full blast and it seems quite likely that in the near fUture Tyndall wi 11 have its fUll complement of qualified radio operators and mechanics. The men are getting a sound course o f instruction from Lts. Russo and Loyzim, S/Sgt. MacLaren, Cpl. Despain and Mr. Truman Kirby. S/Sgt. MacLaren our N.C.O. in charge has us all a dither over the costume he plans to wear at a Halloween party-says he's going to masquerade as Hitler. Incidentally, Communications has two sets of brothers under its care-Don and Jimmey MacLaren a nd Harold and Wilson Wiley, all natives o f the Tar Heel State. -Pfc. Jimmy MacLaren A w "MEDICWOES" e believe that there is a m istaken im-pression around that all the Medical Dep artment does is bloodtype, shots and hand out bad tasting medicine. Few m en actually realize what is behind one of those processes, for t hey never believe that the task of administering these services is often more distasteful to those doing the administering than those receiving The average hospital bill of a patient in an Army hospital would be staggering to many o f us i f w e released the figures on the co s t of a 'lfhorrible" shot, bloodtype, Wasserman or a month(?) of hospitalization. Besides the comforts of a modern, well equipped hospital, there is available the finest surgical and medical doctors in the country, compl emented by a staff of well trained technicians. Personally, we think that we are doing a good job and would like to impress this fact upon the men of this Post. We are asked to perform certain duties, and we doing it to the best of our ability. We beg no favors and ask no praise. -sgt. Laubly T "THE BLACKBIRDS" lhe interest shown by the men in organ izing the squadron's soft-ball team is greatly appreciated by the committee in charge. Indications are that we will have one of the best teams on the Field. Cpl. Snoddy, after ten months of con stant pursuit, has finally dated that Panama City belle Sgt. Ralph Noble has been feeling quite gay these last few days Mrs. Noble is expected down shortly The new nickname of Cpl. Frank Mund is now "High Diver"ask him why Sgt. Goodson is pinch-hitting for acting 1st Sgt. Taylor who is on furlough. The boys have been dickering with the idea of changing the squadron name. Sug gestions are still in order. We have it in the outfita A new commanding officer. The smallest buck sergeant on the Field. A former football coach with more than fifteen years of coaching experience. A former professional boxer. A former metropolitan A.A.U. gymnastic champion. A nationally known diver. A very much used pool table that rarely sees a game of pool. The biggest supply clerk on the Field. An ex-minor league baseball player -Sgt. Tony Statile L "ORDNOTES II t. Parsons is back with us after a month's sojourn in the hospital. We hear that a daughter was born to Mrs. Parsons three weeks ago. Congratulations and best wishes from the boys,sir. Guard night is when everybody catches up on their correspondence b etween shifts and loses their sleep. One fellow wrote to four girls up north during his night on guard, and said: has Clark Gabl e got that I haven't got-and if I had, wouldn't do me any good anyway?" (He must be alergic to sweaters). JOTTINGSs As long as Alabama keeps winning football games, the boys will be happy we believe M/Sgt Ratly, chief


clerk ty-two of the cf ag r-.]f/Cti0l:l0 and W D..,. u t &ny yo-..m -K n maater uer t.he eli (''! ;1.::. "'' :.:ace?i:o.;g ju;sd; hc:r t rue the.t :r-.::-o.'l:t' :: J".n Dans taid.n.g th.o:1 1'vawn Oii! :t5.r:; :c'ecGnt pao e Ii" you d:l. d I o :1 9 Jin" \ ... '"lg; hi ,Al:na Ms:ter, Post Ccmmu thing o:r t.vfo 8'.bmr t m elli be1r h i m ::.he AJ'C m u Medic s for th0 fin food-1u 1 on y p ou nds Q ,ing the week. -Cpl Wm. H i ,./u r mechanics he>.ve all c oma back into the fold with plenty of wild tales to telle don.9t tcy t o "snow" your old bud di s-we've k awn you for timet We regre t losing s/Sgt R bert Clear to the outfit. N o doubt Bob can s lighten "" 1 the members of his new unit a b out tha of airplanes Sgt. formerly o f the 11FLASHES11 pai d u e a b rLf' visit this week. men,. thia iz no t going to be a society but >"'"h1"n our personnel clerk tske;a BIG nt p, we will be glad t o print tho &rticuJ.are 11 w e ho r from our aupply d ays i s oed&tt It seems that h e shculd h&l.ve mad e "staf f but b .i:! gi v o n 12p hope e p plie ::.s "'.;ho l d who keeps tlKl '. :=:;-:,,:_;., :>:7.0. D. ;d"''. happy pri; r:iil!n!V ; 1-::'0l::in.g fer an apart:.:::: bring );)>., :c,'ff;'T d own Pt::c tn '0!ll kn n that f Utr :;: r off 19My etail"-he hiHI dO!frn. as a hard working day roo m o::.'cl:lrl.y doing a nic e jo of k<$eping the punches clicking. We eatins maa;;> =l; 2 in order c be for ou b 9er party on nigh-:;. co Lt. Roy Long, for pioki::r; r..n appropriate n:i..ght -o n o R nortAble to J..w"; V.D. Re.b.mo The c for. ';f.; of' c ons;umption. S/Sgt. H.M: u.nanimousl-been as ,: ... R TG;?!"r"taStltati vee We are 1 1 l ooking forward t o our prospac:ti bask t ell e s ect to build the teem him d his flashy p .. ;:-tn"3l', :G'.l:: Du pern onnel w L.::ard. Una c:d:":;'.-.:-"'1 .,..,, o f Line


" Ohiet, M/Sgt. Barre ,leon, we can expect to tee grass in the near future around the squadron's building on the line We hope it will be green. -Cpl. A.J. Snead 11CANARUIS11 are back in these columna atter sey eral weeks of abeence, due to the loes of our star reporter, Cpl. Blackwell, who it now a member of another squadron. We all wish 70u the beet of luck, Jack. THINGS Wll: WOULD LID TO KNOW: Wb1' Sgt. Babba likes to run errand tor the bo7s on the line, eepecially when it calla for a trip to Air Suppl7T Wb1' Cpl. Pearaon spends neey, available ainute at the poet operations PXf What aoldier has been going around and around since meeting a brown-97ed-eaey-to look-at nurse from Ohio? (Dty.a 1apoee a Opl. Smith would know?) If the sergeant who was looking for the prop-wash has found it 7etf Two members of our organisation cently become proud tathere. Our heartteet congratulation& to Peaee and lr,r. We &lao extend beet whhea our lirat Sergeant, who will soon embark upon the tea of matrioDT. Rope Junior .doean't en counter aD7 difficulty in hie abaence. -set Rountree H 11MUST.AJIGS11 ate oft to Lt. llh1eldt and congratula-. uone to the boya upon receiving our new room furniture. !beae winter nights cu now "be coatortabl)' apens the beat-looking rooa on the Jield. lrom the looka of the aailet on .Dpl. Da-17' face, hh thrie clq pate waa neeythlng it waa aupposed .to be We wonder wey Sgt. Pavey hall been epending aoo much Uu at Cove Boulnard.f Could it be a blonde interest? It it rumored that wedding bella may soon toll aeain ote to Sgt. Statile: Tour recent boaet of haY"ing the chapion table tennh plqert in 70ur. tquadron haa come to our attention!! We feel that we haY"e the official champ' iont in our tquadron and we hereb7 chal lange you to a fbe-ma.n team contest tome future date. It le rumored that Sgt. BenE is expecting to "middle aitle it in military faahion We now have a new expert in trap ahooting. lor futher detalla consult Sgt. (one B.B.) Gegyo The toUlldlng of tape that is heard nightly ia. credited to Pfc. lranlt Sepubeda, who is, well known for hie trumpet ote to Bett7 Clark ot Poet Hqtra., speaking of COY'e Boulenrd, Sgt. Marx alae. aeema to be beating a well known path to a certain door step. We bid farewell to Sgte. Carter, Grant and Joyner, who are now on their wq to o. c. s. Vi th th rides our beat vi shea aDd God Speed Sgt. Joe ftraane has taken over the duties of squadron A & ll repreaentatiY"e. llecreational work ien't new to Sgt. as he has doing that kind ot work tor reara. aorning aaw the 11Mu.tange come out on top in a well fought softball game with the era11 The final acore w&l 19-11. lbepler, Bartbeck and ltaniezeweki handled the aound clutiea tor the 'Mus' tange', while llitter turned in a noble Job ot.catching._ -Qpl. w. D. lranklin 1'!0 OLD TIMDS Wen the grau co up nice and green, we are a cala dedication of the area which henceforth shall be 111elly1s .Acre a. The entire squadron mourns the untimely paeeing of Staff Sergeant lrank Borell, one of the best-liked, and twelleat fellowe 'we have ever met. There will be a special Mau at 8:00 A.M., Sundq, at the Poet Chapel; lather Y1nnerty will offi ciate. lfow that Sergeant. GuidT7 and DagaD are going to echool here, things are prettr quiet. Someone aak:ed Dllgan how taJ' he went in school and he adlli tted he had to take hie father' place tor three weeka when' he went to Y"ote. Ouidr,r, Lack, Lambert and Dugan are the nucleue of our ah: manfootball team. Let1e get into this sports prograa fellere-donlt ask me when, but it will have to be under lighta. Congratulations to Gricg' and Dippre, the new epecialists on the B-17B, The aquadron was pretty well repreeented at the "Old night And I with I had a camera hand7 when that win dow blew out of the B-34 into Lt. Marcheal'e lap. lfobody got ecared, I was going to change coveralls an;ywq. That's all for now, except, let' not forget Sergeant Borellone hell of a nice gaT. -'fc. ld Strong BUY BONDS BUT NOW!


J YARDBIRD'S BUCK PRIVATE'S NON-cOM'S OFFICER'S 0 30 30 60 60 90 90 99 GENERALs (5 points each) 1. Which of these workers would be most likely to make jambs? GEOGRAPHYs (5 points each) 1. In what country is the Ganges River? Munitions Workera Housewife; Orchestra leader; Carpenter. 2. The important Russian oil center of Baku is located on what sea? 2. Who is the nation's new economic czar and what was his former position? 3. What type of ship does the United States Navy name after states? 3. Which is closer to the Philippine Islands-Java, or Borneo? 4. Where is the Gulf of Aden, and why is it so important? 4. What pnsition does Frank Walker hold in Washington? SPORTSs (5 points each) ARMYs (5 points each) 1. What is a bridgehead? 1. With what sport do you associate "Ching" Johnson? 2. How many players are there on a / 2. How many divisions are there in a corps? girls basketball team? 3. Where is the Orange Bowl football 3. Who heads the Services of Supply? What government agency did he supervise in New York State? game played? A 4. Name the most valuable player in the National League for 1942? 1. Foal is a 2. a. baseball term a. b. jewel b. Co young equine animal c. 4. Formaldehyde is a 5. a. colorless gas a. b. kind of leather b. c. formal party Co YOUR VOCABUI.J.RY (4 points each) Forceps is a type of dog pincers tree Forum is a car public square kind of rubber ACROSS 1. He of the forty thieves 3. Three strikes will put you ---5. Canada's "few to whom so many owe so much" 7. "Be ----ful, It's My Heart" 8 A judge usually hands one out 9. Denoting entrance 11. Our "Yardbird" is now 8ll -.-. 12. What all good things nrust come to 14. There's gold in them ----hills 16. Born 17. Catch sight of 3. Fosser is a a grave digger b. old lady c. flower 6. Furrow is a a. gas b. bird c. trench in earth way of living e that we are now fighting for 2. What every rookie should avoid doing to his top-kick 3. You won't find an army without 'em 4. It flies; you can tell it; and it's about ---1 6. Civilian Employee (abbr.) 10. Ejaculation 13. The ---will come; That will be the ---; and Satur--was pay---14. Engineer (abbr.)


0 "RED BIRDS" rchids to our.new mess officer at fl, Lt. Broome, who is really doing a swell Job. Bveryone is more than satisfied. All ye are wishing for now, is, that he etaie with us. An all-time record was set by Snipp y Sama, who recently cut five cables in five time s up. The former holder waa Snip Snip Madden, who had two cu t cables out of five times up. M/Sgt D. I. Smith hasn't been barking in vain, for he finally has the boys on the line trained to off hie grass g rowing project. Do you think that the grass will ever grow, Sergeantf Pfc. Henry hasn't bean picked for K.P. duty in over a month and 1a hoping that hie good luCk holds out.; lst/Sgt. ema, baCk from a week-end flight to NewOrleans, looks none the worse for all the wear and tear They say that the "Don Juan" of Tyndall J'ield, S/Sgt. "Red" Laughlin, has another heart skipping beats. The lucley, or unluck:;r, girl h Daley June, who works down at the hanga'r. -Pfc. Vincent Del Ponte S uch has been said in this column about 'Yarious happeningR around the squadron but little has been mentioned about the 11line11 Not enough can be said about the men who work on the line. Their hours are never ended. From one morning to the next, these men keep at their planes, checking avery detail so that there will be the least possible chance of any mechanical error. During the past few months, due to the shortage of men in the squadron, everyone was practically on double duty in the lngineering Office and on the line. This did not go unnoticed, and we take our hats off to thoRe boys for the swell job they1ra dona. And e ... en now that the shortage has been somewhat relieved, we will not forget their excellent work. -Cpl. J.J. Freeman TnlDALL JIILD FilWTCI D:IPARTMIHT TO OPIN DISBURSING OJ'FICI 011 B'OVIMBIR 5TH (By Cpl. J'elix Leon) The phrase, "If I had a million dol lara", has finally come true. The Finance Office, after many months of preparation, will become a Disbursing Office on No.,.ember 5th, and has to ita credit almost a cool million. Starting with the month of November, all officers stationed at Tyndall J'ield will be paid directly from the new disbursing unit. Civilian employees and contractors not engaged in construction work, will also be paid by check from this office. The net result will be that all concerned will be paid several earlier than usual. Some will continue to be paid by goyernment check. There will be no change in the cash of enlisted men on regular monthly payrolls. Lt. Emory M. Shofner will be in charge of all operations, with Lt. Nathan Howard ass!ating. An efficient and trained starr of enlisted men are assigned to tee that all payaente are promptly made. The motto of the U. s. Army J'inance is, "Learn to do, by doing." The motto of the Tyndall Disbursing Office is, 11A payment in time, -helps keep them flying!" __ ....;:;.. ____ fl'lfDALL 1 S PHOTO STAJ'r GES 'l'IOH!JI OAL!! Teeelr, Tyndall's Photo Staff has gone technical on us! Not content with mere "cheesecake" pies and routine Department of Training photos, the Post Photographic Staff is now engaged in some highly technical work for our hospital staff. S/SGT. WILLIAM B. CASTLI, Photo Sec tion Chief, is pictured abo'Ye as he was about to photograph a elide of red cor puscles through a microscope. For the past week or two, the boys have been working with Major Miller, our Chief of Surgical Services. The Major is preparing a motion picture of a spleenectomy on a rare type of disease, for approval by the SUrgeon General's Office.


'l.OOO WAR POETRY CONTEST F Mi L u. ARMED FORCES A $1000 Wdr oetry Contest, open to all members of the armed forces of the U.S.A., is being inaugurated by the A.S. Barnes Co. to stimulate the publication of War Pootry. Poems may be simple lyrics of camp life ,, ballads of the battle tronts, and will be j udged by the Prize Award Committee consisting of Grantland Rice, John Kiernan and Daniel Henderson. All entries submitted must bear a post mark dated no t later than Feb. 1, 194.3, and must be sent to: Prize Award Camnittee, A .. S. Barnes Co., 67 West 44th st., New York City. will be a first prize of $250; second prize, $100; third prize $50; and $5 awards t o 120 additional poems. All prize winni.ng selections will be included 1n a volume to be published by the Barnes Co. It is hoped to get poems expressing the ideals of our country and the Allied Nations in this world conflict, an d human p oems expressing the f'(' olings o f the individual 1n whatever brMch he serves t o be collected in a record of the spirit and valor of our forces. TINDALL FmANCE MAN WINS $50 WAR BOND Oc Felix Leon returned from turlou.gtl last 5k and was greeted w1 th THE MOST aurpris-e-awaiting him was a notice tnat he had won the $50 war Bond Contest by the Florida State Chamber o f Coonmerce and WPA Fact Finding Project. ThP, Finance Detachment reporter read a bou.. the contest 1n an August issue of tba "TARGET" and sent 1n his story on "Florida" about two months ago. ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S "X"-W(JtD PUZZLE W H /t; (} DAY We doubt if CAPTAIN CLARENCE E, DEE, (right), w1ll ever forget )I)NDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1942. On that day, Post Adjutant, MAJOR THOMAS A. HOWELL, (lett), administered the oath of office to the newl y made Captainand, very far from least, Kr ., Dee presented him w1 th a bouncing red-headed baby boyl Captain Dee was one ot the first medical officers to be stationed at Tyndall. Field. Ha was captain of the Iowa State College football team 1n '.37, from which school he ece!ved his degree 1n veterinary medecine. e ANSWERS TO ? ? ? ? GENmAL: Carpenter; James F. Byrnes Justice of the SUpreme Court; Battle ships; Postmaster General. ARMY: A foothold gained and held on the tar side ot a river; Undetermined; Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, W.P.A. GEOGRAPHY: India; Caspian Sea; Bomeo; Between Arabia and British Somaliland 1n Africa. It is an important link 1n the highway over which American supplies reach the British in Egypt. SPOR!S: Hockey; Six; Jdami, Fla.; lbrton Cooper, st. Louis Cardinal pitcher. YOUR VOCABULARY: Tbe young ot an equine animal; Pincers; A gravedigger; A col. orless gaa; Public Square; A trench dug 1n the earth.


I T Great dayl The ole ya. 1dbirr' :;.s sho in foul shape rite now. Like i sayed last weak I maniged ter inter town aftur amity long dry spell. Well, on accouut uv me havin ter male this a c upvle uv daze befo hand sumtimes tnings happins aftur yall finds ou t a b oo t em, i f 1 follers me. I eased inter town an whut with the brite lites and all ma G uc; BL;dG.ies bein in a awful friendly fraim uv mind, I allowed maself to be forsed inter takein a small drink uv hootin water jest ter be soshabul uv coarsel By the time I got back home that lil ole bit uv stuff had gone thru me like a loo zyana coon thru a chickin house&: dun twi.cet as much damige. I wuz sho limbur. I fell o :!'.:''n the top bunk aboot 6 feet high and H.nded solid rite on ma fase. The next ma"'"m.lll I louked terribully used up. My rase aint louked so bad since that art i l lery ootfit cum down ter our stompin ground last spring on reckreashun. Thin ma Gud Buddies startid jawin aboot compon frackchures uv the optik nurves an the dangur & horribillities that mite arize in the cummin years frum sich a greevyus acksidint. I didn't lose no time in gittin up ter the dispinsury eckspectin h a e a operashun purfarmed an maybe ter reseeve a medikal diach :B"U"'" dolrtcr iest louked atme kind uv careless like, slappet a little medisine in a fuw spots, an grinned. You know the kind uv grin that says I bin young oncet myself, sonl The fust sgt. infohrmed me that I cudn't go bak ter town til l I cud preesint a pleesin fase an thin he give me the irritatin smile that i s cammun ter all uv his rank whin they is causin tormint an dis sapintment ter sumbo dy. Well, I reckin I better be agoin.---The Yardbird (No. 1 ) TYNDALL TOM MY tHAI COtJCLUOES TOOAY's LECTUI\E OM 11-\E A '"" liE YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPO!\TUNITY TO MAN I PULA1E ONE. 1\EVlEW ALL COtHI\OL SWI ,: DISMISSEDLEDBETTER


AN OPEN LETI'ER 'ro ALL SQUADRON AND DETACm!ENT C0104ANDERS AT TINDAlL FIElD Dear Sirs: In entering upon any discussion of athletic and recreational acti vities, all parties concerned must first concede that the winning ot the war is the primary consideration. And along this line ot reasoning, no one will deny that the morale ot the troops is a most vital factor. Athletic and recreational activities have always played a leading part in the building aoo maintaining ot morale in all military organizations. Here at Tyndall, tor various reasons, the A. & R. program has not been too successful. We hav e been requested by the men on the Field to use our columns in every way possible to aid in the organization ot a successful athletic program at Tyndall Field. We know that the present schedule ot work to be done, and the number ot men available to do that work, is going to make a full A. & R. program a difficult proposition. But we also know that, with out the 100% co-operation on the part ot the organization commanders, we will not have any chance or success at all .. The organization commander's responsi bility begins with the appointment ot an A. & R. representative for his outfit-a non-com who is interested, capable and !unction ,ge !:!!!, permit !!!:!! !2 properl.y handle h.!! important assignment. And, this man h!!!_ at all times, the complete backing of his C.O. Thus, the organizs. tion commander's responsibility !! !!!!: end!ns 2!!! Only under those conditions will the men at Tyndall Field have an adequate athletic program. The Editor J.PCRMm "GOLDE N GLOVE" CHAUPIO N WINNm OF FIR S T BOUT IN WE:Fl(LY IDXING CARD OYer three hundred Tyndall Field boxing fans were on hand to w1 tness last Thursday evening 1 s unusually large 1m'd of nine bouts, presented by t.be Field' s Athletic and Recreation Office. The feature attraction brought together two capable righters; Corporal Peter Beaton, former Golden Glove Champion from Point Pleaaant, New 1C rk, and Private Sebastian !campo, of tyracWie, New York. This fight had the crowd on its toes all the way. Both boys exchanged plen ty of leather, but Beaton's experience proved to be a little too much for his opponent, and the judges gave Bea;ton the nod. In another scrappy scrap, Prb ate Robert Branch, ot Pittsburgh, Fa., took a decision from Private Langley, of Durham, North CaroU.na. These two men put on a very good sl'lmr, threw plenty of p unches, and were 'f.-ell match4Sd. Other results were: P t e Anctrew net, of E&st Hampton, New York, took a decision Pvt. J ohn Paparazzi, of Brocklyn, Ne:. York ; Pvt. Frank K:lmo tek, from Youngstown, Ohio, and Pvt. Frankie Coppa, of Brooklyn, New y,:1rk, fought things out to a draw. Pvt. :E:lll Fortier of Detroit, Michigan, and :Pvt. llichael Doka, also of Detroit, fo\l :ght to a standstill also. Pvt. Jack St .roh from Lincoln, illinois, won by th: T. K.O. route from Pvt. James Glaxner, of New Castle, Pennsylvania. There will be another gala card this Thursday evening. The J ,th letic and Recreation otfice announces that all men who are interested in participating in these bouts she uld call S/Sgt. James l(yera at #2258 '"" c.ounty fcur .I November 1-7 incl. EXHIBITS ENTmTAINJ(ENT IWSIC (Springfield P'air Grounds, P. c. City Limits) Special Admission Price tor Servicemen


' c j A servant girl placed a want ad in an town papers "Girl wants to work in mess. Has been in one before". A golddigger is policy-----She value. like an insurance has a cash surrender Animal magnetism is when a wild baby attracts a handsome brute with a savage wink. Mary had a little rye, She had a little gin, But when she had a little scotch, It made her bonnet spin. If alcohol is the King of then Magnesia must be the the Movies. Spirits Queen of A coquette is a woman who puddles in your heart with the bare toes of her mockery. A girl likes a quick-witted lover be cause she doesn't want him to be slow to grasp things ; 11 MAL FUNCTION SAYS,111NSPECT YOUR WEAPON BE 11, FORE TAKINGOFF,OR THIS WILL HAPPEN Yt'HILE ALOFT.'


"ICBLAKD", ltftKE ISLAND"' AND "BALL O F FIRE" DUB FOR SHm!NG AT POST mEA.TRE "Sherlock H olmes In Washington" another thriller, of the fam ous stories b,y Conan Doyl e with B asil Rathbone and Nigel Bruc e comes to the Post Theatre tonight S aturday, Oct. 3lst Sunday and Monday Nov. lst am 2nd you will all want to see Sonja Henie in "Iceland". Thi s p icture is packed ful l of comedy good music and o f course iee skating a t its best Miss Henie i s ably s upporte d by John Payne, Jaok Oakie and S8llllliY Kaye and his band Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, the picture we were promised a few weeks back,"Ball o f Fire" Gary Cooper an d Barbar.s. Stanwyck ''Wake Island" a grand story about the Mar i nes, with Brian Donlevy and Bill Preston, is the mid-week attraction, s howin g for two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov.4th and 5th The Friday night, Nov.6th attraction is, "Priorities on Parade" with Johnnie Johnson and Ann Miller. Vocals b.Y Rho4es. SATURDAY, Octobe r 3 1 "Sher l ock Holmes i n Wash i ng t on Basil BAthbone Nigel Bruce SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 1-2 "Iceland" Sonja Henie John Payne Jack Oaki e ENTIRE FIELD PERSONNEL TO CONTRIBUTE ORE DAY'S PAY TO WORTHY C HARITIES In recognition of t he increased demands made upon charitable i nstitutions in time ofwar, the entire personne l of Tyndall Field has pledged t o do their share in contributing funds t o the wor thy charities in this locality. On Monday of last week, Colonel Maxwell submitted to the officers and civ ilian employeesof Tyndall a plan w h e r e by each member of the Field will contribute one day's pay to a common fund from which allotments will be made to deserving charities. The plan received a unanimuous vote of approval. Colonel Maxwell stressed that will contr i bute our fair share, but w e do not intend to carry the whole load. He also stated that further solicitations will' not be permitted t o be made on this Field for another year. Major R.s. Brua, Captain L A Bryan and Chaplain H.B. Wester will act a s a committee to supervise the fund. '1'1JJ.SDAY, lloveJlber 3 Ball o! Yi re" Barbara Stanv,rck QQr,v O ooper RDDSDAT "Wake Is land Brian Donlevy Robert Preeton Wi.Lliam Bendix 1BIDAY, November 6 "Priorities on Parade" J ohnnie Jo hne ton Ann Miller Betty Bhodes RIT Z IIJliiDAY, MONDAY, November.l-2 "The Major and the Minor" Ginger Rogere Ray Milland TUXS. WiD. THURS. Nov. 3-4-5 1We.k:e Island" Brian Robert Preston fRIDAY, November 6 "Winge and the Woman" Anna Neagle R Newton SATUIIDA.Y, November 7 "West of the Lav" Buck Jones Tim McOoy LA.Tlll SIIOV SATURDAY N IGHT "Here We Go Again Jibber McGee ldgar Berg an "Charlie McCartb" PANAMA SUNDAY, MONDAY, Nove&ber 1-2 "Joan of the Ozarke" Judy Canova Joe E. Brown TWlSDA.Y, November 3 "Bscape Hong Kong" Don Terry Leo Carrillo WEDNESDlY, November 4 "Grand Central Murder" Patricia Dane Van Heflin THURSDAY, November 5 "Smilin1 Thru" Jeanette MacDonald Brian Aherne Gene Raymond FRIDAY SATURDAY, Nov. 6-7 "Sunset Serenade" Roy Rogers


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