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I 4 Vol. 1 No. 45 Air Forces Gunnery School, T,yndall Field, Fla., Dec. 5, 1942 LEAVE TYNDALL FOR NEff ASSIGNMENT AT FORT MYERS COLONEL DANIEL W, JENJCINS and LT. ROBERT T. BEAN, who lef't Tyndall' 1 Department of Training last week to assume duties at Fort Myers' new In structers' School. Lt. Colonel Jenkins, Tyndall's Di rector of Training, came here on Oct ober 24, 1941, from Eglin Field where he was serving as Executive Officer. Lt. Robert Bean came here as a cadet shortly afterwards to serve on the Colonel's staff and at the time of his departure he was the Department's Di rector of Academic Training. THE CAMELS ARE COKING J THE CAMEL CARAVAN, UNIT III WILL ARRIVE AT TYNDALL FIELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 14TH TWO SHOWS 6s30 P.K, FREEl! POST THEATRE 8s30 P.M. ENLISTED KEN TO VOTE FOR 36 CANDIDATES SELECTED BY TYNDALLETI'ES IN "PRIMARY" Before going into details concerning the "TARGET" sponsored contest to determine "Miss Tyndall Field", the staff of this paper wishes to give fair warning to the Field's enlisted men. For the next five weeks you men will be subject to every feminine "rile that has ever been used-with new ones add ed. The girls who have been selected aa candidates are each deter.mined to win, and may even go to the extent of buying you "cokes" in order to get your vote. Fellows, be MEN!-don't settle for anything less than a date in a oar with four good tires! A.nd now for the contest. Each department on the Field has been asked to select a certain number or candidates for the honor of being voted "Kisl Tyndall Field". Most of these candidates have already had their pho tographs taken, and by Tuesday, all will have "looked their for S/Sgt. Bill Castle am Cpl. Si Upchurch of Post Photo. Beginning with next week 'a issue and continuing for the following .three weeks, the portraits of nine candidates will appear weekly in the "TARGET". Accompanying the photos will be a bal lot (a sufficient number of extra ones also be provided) and every "G.I:' on the Post is asked to cast one bal l _ot each week for one or the niiie"'girla pictured that week-;-On January 9th, the "TARGET" will re-(Continued on page #11)


SOLDIER, WHITHER GOEST THOU? Young soldier, wither goest thou? I go to fight for justice, for the holy cause of the peoples of the earth, and for the sacred rights of human-kind. Blessings upon your arms young sa,ldier1 Young soldier, whither goest ihou? I go to fight to free my brothers from oppression, to break their bonds and the chains of the world. I go to fight-that the many may not be the prey of the few, to lift up the heads that are bowed and to strengthen the knees which falter. Young soldier, whither goest thou? I go to fight that each man may eat in peace the fruit of his labour; to dry the tears of little children who cry for bread, and to whom the answer comes -there is no more bread --another has taken all that remained for us. Young soldier, whither goest thou? I go to restore to those whom their oppressors have thrown into the depths of the prison house the fresh ai.;. which they would breathe, and the light which their eyes seek in the darkness. Young soldier, whither goest thou? I go to oaa t down the barriers which divide the peoples of the earth and will not let them join their hands like the sons of the same father, destined to live together in the unity of brotherhood and Christian charity. Young soldier, whither goest thou? I go to fight for the eternal laws given from on high, and for the justice which guards the rights of mankind, and for that love which assuages the sorrow that is the lot of mortal sin. May the blessings of God be upon your arms, young soldier! (By a poet-priest of the France of Joan of Arc) \ J NOTICE There will be a special Protestant Service at the Post Chapel, at 12a30 P.M. on December 7th, observing "Pearl Harbor Catholic observation of "Pearl Harbor Day" will be combine d with the celebration of Holy Day of Obligation,at5 P.M. on Tuesday, December 8th. SUNDAY 8a00 A.K 9s00 A.K Protestant Sunday School 9al5 A.K Mass Recruit Detachment lOaOO A.M Protestant Worship llal5 A.M Mass 2a00 P.M Colored Worship Service 3a00 P.M Recruit Worship Service 7a00 P.M Evening Worship TUESDAY SaOO P.K Mass 6a30 P.M Instruction Class 7a00 P.M Fellowship Club WEDNESDAY 6a30 A.M Mass 12a30 P.M Noon-Day Devotions 6s30 P.M Catholic Novena Devotions 7a00 P.M Protestant Choir THURSDAY 6a30 A.M Masa 6a30 P.M Instruction Class FRIDAY 6a30 A.M Mass 6s00 P.u Jewish Service SATURDAY 6&30 A.McMass 6a30 P.M Confessions


For the benefit ot both Officers and Enlisted Ken who ue interested in good music. we would like to call attention to the Co.munity Concerts being planned for P&IWI& City thia season. Kember ships can be purchased at the Library in the Chamber ot Commerce Building in P.C. until next Friday evening, when the membership drive cloaea Chaplain Finnerty asks that credit for the Associated Preas published "Letter to JackOn Marriage" (from the lov. 22nd "tAR GET") be given to the "Chaplain's Exchange" sponsored by the Univeraity of Notre Dame Incidentally, Capt. loble walked into the Chapel the other day and miat'ook Lt .. Keiser (who was measur ing the alter tor a carpet) tor Chaplain Wester. It must have been Lt. Keiser's glow since the opening of the new P..X. that did it And did you hear about the "Colonel" down on the line who i a the latest member of the "Bring 'Em Down with the Wheel Up" club? lt must be the GremHil.B Belated birthday greetings to CQlonel Moore, Q.K. Dec. let was the day Lt. Shofner ot Finance was all smiles last pay dayMrs. Shof ner gave birth to a brand new, crisp, baby girlthey named her because they were hoping for a boy. (He must have been redlined") Colonel Maxwell is -.ay nn D.S. and Lt. Colonel Luper has "power of attorney" 1n his absence. Lt. Zemo, new Special Services Otti cer ls ott to school, and Captain Wiseman is back in the saddle again Op erations tells us that what the flying line needs is more pilots' meetings with the morale building effect of the one held several Wednesdays ago Lt. J.N. Bigbee, acting P.R.o wrote the original story for "Wildcat" which was shown in the Post and Ritz Theatres last week It is LT. COLONEL BRUA and CAPTAIN CASEY now. Congratulations! Scene on Friday-"three men on a Kajor Howell, driving, Lt. Hester. rad iator, and Lt. Singleton bringing up the rear We hear that Lt. Patteson had "difficulty" at the water tower during his tour aa o.G. last week Lt. Dewey H. Goaaett writes us from Santa Anna, he's awaiting shipping orders from there. He sends regards to all the gang. There is really nothing lett to say about the new except that it's colossal. One or the counter-girls confi ded that she felt "just like Cinderella" Perhaps so. But d$spite the new sur roundings. we've already received plaint that the "service is familiar" 'lben there's Ftc. Wood of the File Room who received a request from "Ordera" for the "201" on Itringle" and Wood spent ten minutes trying to find it .... We hear that the Tyndallettea are going to start wearing grass skirts to carry out the palm tree motit Cpl. Ellis of the Medics wants it known that he'a leaving for a comse at the Flight Examiners' Ass'ts. Sohool Even tho June is long gone. the marriage toll continues to riae. S/Sgt. Banks of the "Old took a furlough to end his single troubles And Sgt. llueller of the same outfit a little nest in Cove Gardens. com plete with lace curtains and Ha keem (the great) came back from furlough, not married, but ready and willing Does anybody remember when all you needed to go to town was a pass? Down at Apalach things seem to be at that stage where the men are using aliases during their hours of leisure Pte. Grasso. the "Coke" Baron, tells friends that. buaineas is so good these days that he can afford to take ott Sundays Prc. Schaeffer of Ordnance, upon hearing about the nn short hair-cut edict, rushed into the orderly roam, tnre ott his hat. and said proudly, seen duty and I done itt" '1'/Sgt. 1lacLaren of the "Static Cha .. sera" says the reason Tyndall pilots d o not need a radio beam for the Field is that '::hey can smell the paper mill fifty miles out, and that is very accurate, no matter which way the wind blOIFB lst/Sgt !aylor and Cpl. Vidrine of the Gunnerllakers" were discovered last Monday night trying to hew a new path between P.C. and 'I' .F. We suggest that next time they leaTe the reservation they take a guide and a good road map along Cpl. (SweetWilliaa) Hunter of the "Redbirds" has been ccmplaining ota chest ailment since his return tram a 3-day pass. Reports froa Deadwood are that a girl gave him a bear hug and he couldn't stand the prea SUI'e


TYND ALL TARGET Published every Saturday by the Speci a l Service Sect i on, AAFGS, Tyndall FielG, Fla. SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER Lt. Nicholas N. Zemo COMMANDIN G C ol. W A. M a xwell EDITOR Sgt. Arnold Milgaten OF TRAINING REPRODUCTION STAFF M/Sgt. Woodrmv W. Busby S/Sgt. Henry D. Vest Corp Francis Churchill Sgt. John Webster C OLillf.NISTS The Yardbird" (A/ C Billy Grout! and ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sgt Saul Samiof NEWS EDITDR Corp. James Freeman The "Tal er" PHOTOGRAPHIC OFFICER Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman Sgt. James Montgomery Corp. Roger Keough Pf c Price Terry Pfc. John Marsick ART WORK S/Sgt. Oral Ledbe tter Pvt. Marshall Goodman PHOTDGRAPHIC STAFF' S /Sgt. William Castle S/Sgt John Mitchell C or p. Silas U p churc h P'fc. Everett Tackett Pfc. A A. Loudis TYNDALL TOPICS On October 24. 1941, Lieutenant Col onel Daniel W. Jenkins came to Tyndall Field to direct the formation of what was aoon to be the nation's largest Flexible Gunnery School. under the command of ColonGl WarrGn A. Maxwell. In the thirteen months that followed. Colonel Maxwell. Colonel Jenkins and the handful of Officers and men who were "in at the beginning" have watched a series of empty buildings on a stretch of sand grow into the full-fledged. college-like Gunnery Sch ool that it is today. Through trial and experimentation the Department of Training's "pioneers" ha v e evolved the intensive and compact co urse that is being taught today. New additions and corrections will always be made, but the foundation has b een completed. And now the men who laid that foundation are being called away to teach elsewhere what they have learned. L t Colonel Jenkins and Lt. Bean both were Tyndall "pioneers", and although our "goo d-byes" are filled with regret. we know that their assignment calls f'or the qualities which they posses the m ost of-leadership and ability. The Field has definitely "become of age". The new Post Exchange. undoubtedly one of the finest in the country, at last offers the men on the Field some thing better than they can get in town. The smiles of now replac ing the grow l s can be traced directly to the knowledge that a soft, comfortable booth is available a t the PX when the going gets "to o tough". It was a festive week-end for the Dutch and Jewish boys o f Tyndall Field. The Dutch boys gathered at a local hotel on Saturday night t o begin their overnight celebration o f "St. Nicholas' birthday. On Sunday evening, a pa rty, in observance of the "Feast o f Lights" was tendered to the J ewish boys by the Jewish familie s o f P anama City. Pvt. Bill Taragin, t h e Field's Jewish Spiritual Leader. was in charge of the arrangements. The gathering, highlighted by a short address from Chaplain Finnerty, was conclud ed with of gift pa cKages. T h e entire affair was a cre.Ji t t o thos e who sponsored it. IT'S STILL YOUR BEST BET -BUY BONDS!!


"KEDICWOES" lihat new set of silver leaves down here at the h ospital b e l o ngs noii e other than the Surgeon, R.S. Brua Congratula tions o n the p romo t i on Lt. C o l BruaS At long last we have discovered what happens to "Lily of the Valley" Walk er's discarded newspapers. Miss Duffy solved the problem for Grover Dean. The laboratory and X-Ray have been long awaiting the return of Pruitt and Sedmak. We understand that the f orme r gained somet hing more tha n a knowledge of laboratory technique in that three months. The bald s pot recently acqu i r e d b y Pvt. John Fanning results from a constant bumping against the dental chair light. Don't you know that it's there, John? The addition of Lt. Bound, M.C. to the hospital staff is welcomed by the othe r members o f the personnel. We w onder if S/Sgt. G erin g h ad that ext ens i on on the pass t o recuperate after that Georgia Tech.-Georgia game? "Two strike" Volk retur-ne d with his Mercury, but n o t t h e main item o f that pass to Cincinnati. Tough, we say. -Sgt. Charles S. Laubly "BOILERMAKERS" Last Tuesday evening "The Rythm Pilots" w e r e part of the new r adio show prepared by our Public Relatio ns Office. It was a grand shaw and in the near fut ure it app ears that the show will be aired over the NBC network, giving Tyndall Field the recognition it deserve s in the Southeast. What a grand sight it was finally seeing Ned Betts ina suit of G.I. fatigues. I couldn't write an appropriate d escrip tion of him but Tom Meisiar go t a picture of it w h i c h will probably cos t Ned a fortune to buy back. Slugger Thomas' batting average still is way off. The only thing that co u l d save "Slugger" is to have Eli C ulbertso n join the Band. -Cpl. Wm. J. H i g bee "ZEBRAS" YVe sure h ave a wonderful o u tfit. We' ve got t he stripes and pay a nd new Day Roo m furniture. C u rrent betting odds on coming pool tournament are -Fournie r 6-5, Hartbeck, 2-1, Robinette, 3-1, Prechutko, 4-1, Lynch, 5-l. Believe it or n o t departmentsFurloughs are beginning, but the hard-heart ed Department Heads just won't give their O.K.'s. Sgt. Joe Hymans "The man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo is rounding up a crack basketball f ive. We have royalty in our group. A brother to one of our instructor sergeants, just married the d a ughter of an English Peer. Our bunch was given a good reaming by 1st Sgt. Ole B l ood and Thunder" Lee on account of two or three muggs who are acting SNAFU. Everyone is envious of the choice group leaving for Turret School in Brooklyn. P.S. They are bringing along their own interpreter. Mail Clerk Baker ha s patented an invention which cleans windows and at the same time smacks all soldiers daring to dirty same. Colonel Maxwell has pressed the button marked PRODUCTION an d it is going to be sweat, blood and tears for all us instructors -Sgt. Schun 5 "BROWNIES" orry, fellows, the reason there has been no "Brownie" news the past few weeks is because ye olde reporter has been on furlough. Now that I am back and raring to go let's get into some of the business o f the day. A belated but most sincere welcome to our new Commanding Officer, Lt. J.J. Reid. You may count on e very one of us for our loyal support an d c ooperation, Sir. Congratulations to Pvt. Kaltenbaugh on his recent marriage. Advanced reports have it that Cpl.Jim Trible will take t he "big leap" while on his furlough. More power to you my fine feathered fri end It seems that the bachelors in our unit our getting fewer every day. Pf,c. Ed Sasso n and his beautifu1 wife were given a n i c e write up in the Panama City, News Herald the other day. It has come to light that Ed is a cousin of Sir Victor Sassoon, w orld traveller, finan ci-er and a man w ho has been reputed to be one of the wealthiest men in the world. Line forms on the right boys, be-


llind me. It is rumored that a certain supply "sergeant" has already requistioned a WAAC to become his assistant, if and when. S/Sgt. Mcintosh is leaving on furlough soon but the old home town won't be the same, will it, Mac? Staff Sergeant Hash and his "Brownie", basketball team, started the season off right well with a win over the ''White Flashes". The team could still use some more players and those interested should contact S/Sgt. Hash immediately. We were nosed out in the play-offs for the soft-ball championship, but we are out to win the court crown---Let's.go. -Cpl. J.J. Freeman T "FINANCE FANFARE" o-day, after a week of "Extinguished Service", Pvt. Eddie Scallet was accep ted as a member of the Ancient a n d Honor able Order of Kaypees. Pvt. Scallet st arted his career in Mess Hall #1 and was soon promoted to S.o.s. disher outer in Mess Hall #3. "Why," asks Pvt. Al Balliet, "wash your dirty linen in public, when the F.P.I. will do it for .045 a lb?11 S/Sgt. Johnn y Blazak is off o n furlough to teach those Newark hepsters a few angles he picked up in Panama City. If you're wondering why all the Finance men are smoking cigars these days, set your mind at rest. Lt. Shofner has just become the very proud father of a baby girl. Congrats, Lt. & Mrs. Shofner, Appropriately enough, the baby was born on payday. -Cpl. Felix Leon P "REDBIRDS" vt. s. Honig believes in killing two birds with one stone. While on furlough, he checked tw o items off his list as be ing completed. He visited New York and marched. down that familiar (not for him, of course) aisle with the former Miss Pearl Freedman. We all wish you and the Mrs., a world of happiness, Honig. Supply Sgt. Carl P. (Porkchops) Juneau says he is on a diet and intends to lose 20 pounds before going home on furlo u gh r However, he seems to be eating more of those chops since he went on diet than before. And speaking of Sgt. Juneau, he ran around all day Monday reminding the boys to have their laundry in by noon. After all was sai d and done, "Porkchops" discovered that he was the only one who had failed to turn in his laundry! When Pfc. Charles Hughes goes home on furlough, the pride and joy of his life, C.P. Jr., will ask, "Mamma, who is that man?" We are all for a speedy reco very on the part of Cpl. Xrogler, Pfc. Hicks, 'Pvts. Fortin, Merlino and Graham, who are convalescing at the Post Hos pital. Word reaches us from furloughing Pvt Kern, that he is deer (dear) hunting in good ole' Brattleboro, Vermont. He wri tes that if his luck improves we will all have a taste of venison. We hope that he is a better shot with a rifle than he is at the pool table. We're crying SOMEONE SWIPED OUR WATERMELON! We hope it tasted as good as it looked. It was expected, but anyway, lst/Sgt. Heidema lost a buck on it. Someone bet him that it wasn't a water melon. What was it men or fellow? Crush the Axis with Casht -Buy WAR BONDS! -Pfc. V. Del Ponte Jl. "Q.M. QUIPS" L)ouquets of are handed our mess hall personnel for the memorable turkey dinner. We know that the spread was enjoyed by all, including the girls from the office, particularly by Miss Evelyn Russ, who complained of being ill all afternoon from eating too much Let's all help our bowling team by get ting "on the ball111 It's the only way that our team will be a success. Cpl. Francis Patrick Curran, known to some of the boys as "Hank", adds another bough to his laurels with the suggestion that, "the most appropriate gift for a 11907er" would be a box of turkish towels to handle the enormous amount of gweat ing out that is being done on the sub jects of furloughs and rumors of trans fer. It's been in the air lately that Sgt. McBeth has been after Cpl. Bill Hall to mimeograph some "Over-time Pay But Sgt, Porter still insists that when one belongs to the Army, he belongs to the Army for 24 hours a day. Cpl. Hofherr is desperately in need of gas for his jalopy. Any suggestions as to how his quota of three gallons per


week can be increased will be appreciated. The gas station wouldn't even fill his 50 gallon, or any other, drum for him the day before the ration ing started. Is it that Pfc. Leonardi just can't remember the proper gear shifts on G.I. trucks, or is it that he believes that the reverse gear is meant to be used as a brake? For Primo's personal information, there is a gear-shift diagram on every G.I. vehicle. -Pfc. Albert Rubin "THE BUZZ BUGS" (Not to be confused with the 'Chasers) Although we are newcomers to the "TARGET", we hope that we will be a definite asset to its many fine departments. They tell us that meat is getting sc. arce but we still have plenty of ''hams" in this ethereal outfit. Perhaps after you have read this column you may feel that a few eggs have accompanied the "hams". For those of you who don't know who, or what, the "Buzz Bugs" are, let me say that .they are members of the mighty Army Airways Communications System. Would you like to meet some of its personnel? Well, there is Lt. William H. Stephans, our Officer in Charge; then, Charles R. Allen, N.C.O.I.C., and Chief Airways Operator Edwin Erwin. (Small, but wow, can he burn up the oxygent) We also have our own maintenance unit, of which Sgt. Nathan (N.M.I.) Shapiro and Pvt. Oscar King are the mainstays. (If someone could only induce them to stay longert). There are also many tower operators and code men whom you will meet through this column. Pfc. Joseph Green is the chief T.O. We have noticed that there are also "Static Chasers" on the Post. Well, over at our station it generally chases us. We have quite a bit of fun tracking down the signals-and sometimes we find 'em. There is no telling what the code oan do to one. Why, only the other evening one of our able men was out without his coat in a rainstorm and nearly contracted pneumonia. When the sergeant asked him why he was going around barking his head off, he replied,"just a head code". After that crack you might think that I hailed from the State of Iowa, where the "Tall Corn Grows." Let's hear from any and all of our readers. (If any). (You may both write if you wish). Criticism as well as flowers will be welcomed. If we warrant staying in the bull's eye, fire your reports at us. 'Bye now, or, in the Ham's vernacular, "Seventy-three's and thiri;y'! -Cpl. H.F. Garrett N "THE CLOUD HOPPERS" ow that our orderly room is fixed up so nicely Sgt. Dugan says he doesn't mind spendinghis restricted nights "sit ting in11 The Mad Russian tells us that Red Laughlin ably(?) assisted an orchestra in town the other night. He got signed up by a talent scout from the Sub-Depot We never knew 'til now that we had a fluid-drive expert on our line, and that is only one of T/Sgt. Jones' accomplishments Pvt. Warwick is back from furlough-he spent it recuperating from an operation. He also got rid of some of that "Ballantine Belly" of his, but wait until the lifted. We'll all miss S/Sgt. Fair when he goes back to the Windy City, I hope he brings the mind back with him and we know that Miss Hunter will miss him. wriT you bring "Jay" back like you said, Bob? And Red Laughlin had better get home quickly before that draft dodger back home beats him to the punch. Sgt. Curtis is baby-carriage shopping Wait until Sgt. Lock gets back and sees his B-26 in the scrap heap Sgt. Des Jardinis may come back a married man. Good luck, Wally What ever became of Ray Jeskes lip ornament? .Some say he didn't water it enough, but we think it was shorn because of an order from the missus. -Pvt. Ed Strong T "GUNNER MAKERS'' he GM Squadron was recently hit right between the "devil and the deep blue sea" when it was officially announced that several of our number had' signed one of those certificates that often entitle the boys to quarters and rations off the Post. S/Sgt. .Jack Snoddy, former vocalist with Guy Lombardo, took the plunge on Saturday last. S/Sgt. Hubert Crook journeyed to Georgia to tie the knot. Sgt. Bob Walker hiked to North


Carolina on a furlough and a preacher met him at the station. Last but not least, our C.O.,Lt. A.C. Miller, whipped up to Indianapolis and walked the "Last Mile". The entire squadron joins in extending beat wishes to our newly wedoed members. Incidentally, our c.o. n o w lends an understanding ear to pleas for furloughs that end up before the preacher. The basketball team started the new season with a lopsided victory over the "Redbirds". Hank Chapman threw in 8 buckets from the field to lead all scorers in the 22-2 rout. It looks as tho we will have one of the strongest teams on t he Field. At least it won't be Sgt. Ed Moran's fault if we don't. Bob Ford, popular pro at the Panama Country Club "Was "taken over" on his own c ourse by our Sgt. Ken Craumer. Ken downed Bob with a two under par score last Sunday. The Sgt. was Captain of the F. & M. College golf team and was a regular on several other of the college's athletic teams. The "GM" table-tennis team boasts the best money players on the Field and are ready for the cup series. We hope to soon unveil the "Blue-Room" to the rest of the Field. It will be, without a doubt, the best one at Tyndall. S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter deserves a sincere vote of thanks for his ingenuity and unselfish efforts to give us something "different". Chairman Leonard C. And rews of the Day Room Committee has also contributed in no small way to the organization and execution of our plans. Lt. Miller should also be commended for and assistance. We can truththat as far as the "GU' s" are "something new has been adwe don't mean"Lucky Strike his aid fully say c oncerned ded," and Green" The composer of this column takes this opportunity to say adios to a fine bunch of fellows. OCS at Viami will never be like thist -Sgt. George Budway (Ed's note: To George Budway the "TARGET" wishes the best of luck.in his quest for the coveted gold bars. He has done a swell job at reporting ana we know he'll do as well at Miami.) "STATIC CHASERS" Sgt. H. Wiley and Sgt. Thrasher (from a nother outfit) seem to like Atlanta o ver the week-end or is it the weather? With the Post Radio School rapidly progressing and the many openings for radio ope rators, opportunity is really kn ocking Listen to it, you radio men1 Whil e on the subject of the Radio School we want t o mention the fact that Mr. Kirby, Chief Sub-Depot radio repairman, is d o i n g a great job at training some of the maintenance men. This work is in additi o n to and beyond his regular duties and w e certainly appreciate it. Radi o operators on this Field are sweating out operating on a Oub 'plane The m a n that has shown the most im provement in the last two weeks is Pvt. !uklis of the "Bluebirds"keep it upt -vy73 -Pfc. MacLaren "APAL! -CHATTER" P fc. Glidewell was Jtaken by surprise one morning this week. A glance at the Daily Bulletin revealed that he would be compelled t o wear his one tripeor el set Pvt Berau is going to N.Y.-the long wayb y t rain Pvt. Drake's latest fad is hunting. Hunting game, Berau? The big boy of the outfit, De Looch, is still recuperating from two days in one week in the m etropolis of Apalachicola. Captain Thorp e paid us a visit before departing for destinations unknown. We hated to see the Captain leave, however, when duty calls, there isn't much we can do about it. "Good luck, Captain" -Bob, Bill, Roy an d Charlie, the four wwitch boarders. Cpl. Fisch just returned off furlough from Buffalo, where he spent so much time with little Betty, and he is now trying to catch up on his sleep Salu tations and all tne trimmimgs to Captain McCollum and his Medical boys; we can drink our water now as well as bathe in it Cpl. Bowman, the "Jack Doyle" of Apalach, gambles on everything and usually comes out on tophaw 'boot that, In case anyone is interested in how to stretch a three-day pass into an eight day one, he can find out by inquiry from Pvt. Robinson. He is an expert at it Can it be that 5?1 Lynnd 1 s newly sprouted "a la Gabl e l.S a result or his know i n g a l ittle brunette in Apalach? We wonder what it ia that has Klanica cycling and writing poetry And could it be Captain McCollum's drawlthat attracts so many on sick call? The AAFSETC "NEWS" carried a very interesting item on its front page recently c once rning the speed-up program


over at Tyndall Field. We were under the impression that Apalaeh was the one under the speed contract. Sitting on this side of the fence, the race between the mother-base and the Sub-Base looks like a landslide in favor, of the SubBase. Only last week, Tyndall called for additional planes and, for the past three weeks this command has had more than its share of gunners. How 'boot that, Tyndall? (No signature) (Ed's. note' If there is anybody at Tyndall that is qualified and willing to enter into an enlightening discussion with these "upstarts" from the Sub-Base, the "TARGET" will be more than glad to act as the medium for the "exchange of words"). "ORDNOTES" ()ur sympathy goes to that sad group of men who have just returned from furloughs. Among them is Sgt. Witham, who still has that far away look in his eyes especially when he's fondling that lock of red hair and munching on a plug of "Bull Durham", or maybe vice-versa. T/5 Jones says that if you want to buy a ear, see him. guarantees it to run on G.I. onion soup. Having tasted said soup, I doubt it. Long a source of wonder to us is Pfc. Tauton. He is the only man we know who can chew a plug of Sweet Apple on one side of his mouth, while munching a mess of peanuts on the other. From .reliable sources comes the report that Cpl. Bliznick and Pfc. Yannantuano are vieing for the honor of taking out a certain little waitress by the name of "Ruby", who seems to have eyes only for Pfc. (send muscles) Pappas. -Gpl. Ponzio NOTICE1 ---------NOTICE! Are you interested in listening to a twice-weekly session of recorded concert music during the noon hour? Do you have recordings which you would like to loan to this proposed musical program? The Special Services Officer aslca that all persona interested, either as listeners, or those who have re cordings, to send their names to the "TARGET" as soon as possible. ''SU'9c1t" &ONDS SALESMAN SERGEANT PAUL HAMILTON, of the "Guardians", claims that oneof his occupations prior to entering the Army was that of a salesman for one of the leading tobacco companies. We only mention this because we knew that somewhere in the recent past this Bay City, Michigan, boy must have had some sales experience, and it turned out that we were right. Two weeks ago the Sergeant returned from his furlough and found that during his absence he had been appointed as his squadron's War Savings Bonds Representative. Literally rolling up his sleeves, Hamilton got his men together, explained the commom sense of putting as much of their monthly pa}Toll as they can into Bonds, and then he let the boys do the rest. In three days Hamilton received 64 new applications for pay reservations for War Bonds. And, the boys didn't do it in a small way either. The majority of the applications were for the $25.00 Bonds at the rate of one per month. Quite a few "Guardians" signed up for the $6.25 allotment which gives them a $25.00 War Bond every three months and several asked for the $10 per month reservation which would give them a $25.00 Bond every two months with the surplus $1.25 going towards another $25.00 Bond. Sergeant Hamilton has promised the War Bonds Officer, Lt. Lasker. that the "Guardians" will be the first Tyndall outfit to sign up 100%. "Lucky Strike Green has gone to War", and so has one of ita former salesmanl


COLONEL MAXWELL'S ADDRESS AT WAR BONDS DINNER BEGINS SUCCESSFUL $15,000 DRIVE Colonel Warren A. Maxwell was the princiFle speaker at a Week" Bond Dinner sponsored by the Panama City Woman's Club last Tuesday. The dinner marked the opening of a War Bonds Drive which in four days resulted in the people of Panama City purchasing over $15,000 worth of War Bonds. The successful campaign was carried out by the Woman's Club with the cooperation of other women's organizations and local service clubs. Colonel Maxwell, in his address, stressed the fact that War Bonds are "the soundest securities in the world. If theyare not safe, than nothing is safe," he declared. "There is only one alternative to victory and that is defeat. There is no middle ground in this War. Either we win or we --and lose everything." In speaking of the civilian's part in the War, the Colonel told his listeners that his theory of the "Second Front" is "the supporting front where you and most of us who cannot get into combat must fight our war." In commenting on the post-war the Colonel expressed his belief that, "the War won't be won until the forces which wanted the War are utterly destroyed. When that day comes, let's not relax our vigilance as we did in 1919 This time we must not sink the dreadnaughts of our protection, whether they are actual battleships and planes and tanks, or the political and racial and educational safeguards which we set up to maintain the peace we covenant.' TYNDALL GUNNERY CLASS 42-49 TO CELEBRATE GRADUATION WITH BANQUET AT STUDENT MESS On Monday, December 7th, some 278 graduating students of Tyndall's Gunnery School will climax their stiff five-week course with a banquet tendered to the officers of their squadron and school. The boys of 42-49 have not lost sight of the fact that December 7th commemorates the fi'rst anniversary of Jap in famy at Pearl Harbor, and at the dinner. -probably their last together, their thoughts will no doubt be taken up with the part they will play in avenging the treachery. Sgt. Richard K. Craig, a member of the class, has been responsible for the din ner arrangements and he was aided by 1st Sgt. Ben Schultz of Squadron "C". Sgt. Craig was called away on an emer gency furlough on Friday and the Squad ron c.o., Lt. Graydon D. Hubbard is completing arrangements. Lt. Hubbard announ ced that the class had contributed $90 to the Army Emergency Relief Fund. In addition to Lt. Hubbard and Lt. Don K. Hill, the guests of honor include; Lt. Colonel Floyd Hyndman; Lt. Colonel James R. Luper; Majors Eades, Hunter, Howell and Newman; Captains Bright, Morgan, Mowery and Hinchman; and Lieutenants Dangler. Dickerman, Broome, Schearn and Weston. FIELD'S FIRST FATHER AND SON COMBINATION HEAD "BROWNIES" UNUSUAL ROSTER Tyndall Field's first father and son combination are shown above as they stopped work for a moment to pose for the photographer. PRIVATES RUSSELL W. MILLER (19), and ELRON R. MILLER (47), are two of the latest additions to the "Brownies'" corps of mechanics on the line. They are natives of Graysville, Tennessee, and enlisted during the recent recruiting drive. Both had been assigned to work on the same plane for several days before anyone knew that they were father and son. The "Brownies" also have a cousin combination of Riley and Leon Thomas,who had never seen or known about each other previous to entering the Army. It was (Continued on next page)


TYNDALL FIELD CONTEST" (Continued from front p a ge) print the photos of the g irls who rece1 ved the most number of votes e a ch week, and from those four girls, t he e nlisted men will be asked to vote for their fi nal choice for "Miss Tyndall Field". Three Tyndall Officers hav e kindly consented to act as a committee to super vise the balloting. They area Captain John Burkhart, Post Personnel Officer 1 Lt. Herman Gundlach, Jr., Executi v e ; and Lt. Francis Keim, "Red Bird" c.o. If the present plans are followed through as approved ("enthusiastically") by Colonel Warren A. Maxwell, the "TAR GET" will sponaer a danc e in honor of its first annive rsary o n the 16th of January a t t h e "Rec" Hall. At lOaOO P. M. the dance will be halted temporarily, and for the first t ime, the winner of the conte s t w ill be announced and presen ted with $ 25 : 00 War Bond. "Mis s Tyn dall Field" will then be asked t o draw a slip o f pa per from two containers (one container f illed with names of present and t h e other with "G.I.9s "J and to each of these two l ucky persons will be given a $ l 0 o00 cre d i t i n the Post Ex change Ballot boxes will be stationed at the Post Theatre, Pos t Main Post Exc hange amd "Line" P ost Exchange, ballots m u s t b e cas t before 5i00 P M. on Friday of week9 compl e t e list o f all the candidates will be published in next week' a "TAR GET" "BROWWIESw UNUSUAL R OSTER (Cont .. ) while enrout e to Tyndall F i e l d from the Kiami Beach Replacement Center that t he boys, e n gaged in conversation, diuco ve r ed their r e l ations hip, Both are mach anics on the lina. The s qu adron boasts a brother combina tion, t oo J o hn and Marvin Pennington, of Panama City. Both were civilian employees o n t h e Field before e n l isting. In to the three sets of relatives, the Brownies" roater i ncludes four "Smi ths", three a nd two "Fuchs","Fische rs", and "Freema ns Did you say no Jones?" But there i s a "Jones", and his first name is "Georg e". Also there's an "East" and a "Brawn", "Black" and "Greene"J an "Angel a nd a Bishop"; a Carpenter" and a "Naill"; 1 "Grubb" and Hash ; and a "Warren G. Barding Hoover"1 What more coul d y o u possibly ask for, lst/sgt. Barbiert Twice we called ti1e ph o togra phe r s over to "shoot" PVT. MARSHALL GOODMAN, and both time we shuddered a t the result. We finally agreed that the best way to picture Marshall was t o let him draw himself. bove is The Pvt s Marshall Goodman, of Mass a c husetts. Did you laug h at the carto on entitled "A Pack of Luck1 e8 a Root Beer1"? Do you heed "Malfunction's" advice? Did you like the "Pay DilLY -o r T he G. I Strip series? Did you mai l home a copy of "A New "Student" Ar r ives"? Did you recognize your bud d i e s in last week's in "Sunny" Florida"? Well, if you've been chuckling a t these "TAB GET" cartoons, give credit for your l aughs to Marshall-h e s the guy what does them. The idea for the series was originally conc eived by S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter, although WUalfunction" himself .is a Goodman creat i on. Cpl. Frank Horn of the drafting staff is the third member of the trio who on "Mal function". bout all we want to add on Goodman is, that in addition to being handy wit h the brush he's the kind of a guy that can tell y ou he studied "Bull Fighting" add keep a straight ace while doing it.


GENERAL: ( 5 points e ach) 1. Name the oldest college in the United States? 2. From what is linen made? 3 What Scotch engineer ga ve his name to a type of road? 4. What and where is the Bois de Boulogne? GEOGRAPHYt ( 5 points each) 1. What is the capital of Australia? 2. What two seas does the Klel canal conn ect?. 3 Between what two states does Lake Champlain iie? 4. Where are the Falkland ,Islands? YARDBIRD'S BUCK PRIVATE'S NON-cOM'S .OFFICER'S SPORTS: ( 5 points each) 0 "" 30 30 60 60-90 90 99 lo In what game is a "pawn" used? 2. The Stanley Cup is given to the champion team in what sport? 3. B y whom was Lacrosse first played? 4. Who is referred to as "little poker face"? ARMYr ( 5 points each) 1. In warfare what is a mortar? 2. What nickname was given the ground lying between opposing trenches or lines in World War 1 ? 3. How many full admirals are there in the United States Navy today? TRUE or FALSE' (4 points each) 1. A quart of milk contains 32 otmces? 2. The white of an egg is more fattening than the yoke? 3. Cream is lighter than an equal volume of skimmed milk? 4. A carp is a prized game fish? 5. A bushel of Irish potatoes weighs exactly 60 pounds? 6. A bushel of sweet potatoes weighs exactly 46 pounds? SAMPLE BALLOT WEEK OF _______ MY CHOICE FOR TYNDALL FIELD" IS (CANDIDATE'S NAME) (CANDIDATE'S DEPT.) (VOTERS SIGNATURE, ENLISTED MEN ONLY) (SQUADRON) (SERIAL NUMBER) Please fold ballots and deposit them in ballot box es located at Post Theatre, Post Headquarters, Main PX, or Line PX.


Qreat day, the ole yardbird has abo bin kep in a s lo hurry this hole weak. Boy, I is abo ateppet inter garbige with both teet. These b oys play tur keeps sho enutf. I takes that bak, they don't play they wurks. The tust mawnin I wuz hear ma instructe r d u n tuk me up in. a "'irplain jest ter git the feel uv it. I sho did. I felt evur plase I cud grab on ter We wuz in along reel nise attur he had akeered me till ma-pants c r owded by prunin orchurds with the let wing an thin he sayed this is a slc roll an all uv a suddin I wuz lookin up at the groun tram between ma. heels an whin he maniged ter fite his wayot L felt like I cud stick ma fingur down ma throte an doddle .in ma cawn flakes. I pulled a reel kwik anow job on the Lawd that if that wuz a alo roll ter pleesenot lt him do no fast un anyways soon. Uv coarse evur time he axed me how I liket it I showed as minny teeth in a grin aa I cud manige an hollered fine jest ter make him feel like he wuz a suckaeaa. Ma captin intaWIIled me that my kolyum wud hatter be senshured on account u v I mite giTe away sum valyubull infomashun an ma fust sgt steppet up real kwik an axed in a mity irritatin tashun iffn he thawt I wud lern that much, an he slippet me that ole uauseeatin smile that I is beginin to disalike so much. Sumday I is gonna lose ma pashunae withthat man---sumday. I reckon I better, be agoin.------The Yardbird (No. 1) SAY, GANG,DO YOURSELF BUYR WA"R l>ONOS. A PPROOHK OER DOKI<. KAUSHOUSLV. WE MUSS NOT LET 1\EEM G-EET AWAY. VERI!: I

TYNDALL SPORT SLANTS T he n i g h t was clear and crisp and the Finance boys had just finished paying off the Field. This was last Monday night, of course and the Finance bowlers were looking forward to the 1169ers" in a p i n match. With four members of their last year's fairly succes sful team on hand, they had good reason for their high hopes. To make a l o ng story short, Dick Under wood was way under par and Johnny Farr was not the John ny of last year. Bobby Costigan bowled as tho he were mourning Clooney, who w a s transferred north. In fact, H was a good thing tha:t Rubie Anderson was there to score a respect able 180 in o ne o f the three games Sgt. Lovitt and Hoskinson, both newcomers to t h e Finance outfit, did what they could, but it wasn't enough. However, the "Wizards" did manag e to take the odd game in a best out of three m atch. The 1169ers" ha v e two steady bowlers in Bianco and Ozog w ho will be heard from when the chips are down. Cpl. Roscamp and Pfeiffer and Fraser also t u rned in commendable performances on the alleys. It looks like t h e "69ers11 wi l l be the t eam to beat this year and any squadron that would like to try i t can arra nge a game by calling Cpl. Rosca.mp at #2183. On the A & R. front, i t look s as tho the Field's Athletic p r ogram has really gotten under way. Ten squadrons met .last week on the basketball courts and .the rem aining ones will meet within the next few days. At Thursday night's meeting with Lt. Lawson plans were discussed for the organization of a touch-football league and all squadrons are r e quested to have their teams ready by Monday, Dece mber 14 at which time the following schedule will be followeda (All games will begin a t 5a00 P.M.) "Guardians" vs. Finance, on M onday; Signal vs. "Canaries'' -Tues.; "Redbirds" vs. "Gunner-Makers" Wed.; "White Flashes" v s "Brownies"-Thurs.; Medicos vs. O rdmenFri.; 907 Q.M. vs. "69ers" Mon., D ec. 21; "Old Timers" vs. Bandsmen -Tues., Deo. 22. In additio n t o touch-football, bowling, table-tennis and pool schedules will s oo n be releas e d Lt. Lawson tell s us that archery has become a very popular recreational sport with the men on the Field. Bows and arrows may be checked out at the "Rec" Hall from A. & R. Assistant, Pfc. James Oglesby. Down at Apalach, the Officers again had difficulty with the E.M.s on the basketball court. This time the N.C.O.s downed the officer s by a score of 16-7. Lts. Gottlieb and Loving pacedthe los ers, whi l e S gts. Owings a nd Carpenter led the w i n ners. Here at Tyndall, t h e "Gunner-Make .rs'' trounced their f irst basketball opponents by a score of 2 2 2 The Gunner-Makers" have several former college stars on their court squad and should make trouble for all comers. Sgts. Ken Craumer, Hank Chapman a nd P.L. Myers are the boys who can do i t ANSWERS TO 1?1? 1 GENERALs Harvard; Flax; John Loudon Macadam; A Park just outside faris. SPORTS: Chess; H ockey; Worth American Indians; Helen Wills. ARMY1 A short piece of o rdnance for throwin g shells at high angles; No Man' s Lan d ; Six,-(King, Halsey, Stark, Leahy, Nimitz, Ingersoll. GEOGRAPHY: Canberra; T h e North Sea, and the Baltic Sea; Vermont and New York ; About 400 miles e ast of the south ern end of South America. TRUE and False : True; Fa l se; True; False; True; True.


u .. "SMOKED BUTT, TO SSED SAME MALFUNCTION SAYS, STARTED FIRE, L OST PLANE': Yardbird;-Have you ever tried to give up smoking? 2nd Dittp. ;Yeah, but not tor long -I didn't want to be selfish about it. I found out-when I quit, halt ot my Squ adron had to quit tool 'lETS 80TH KEEP Pvt.-"Do you. believe that the tight clothing a girl wears nowadays stops circulation?" Medic."No, the tighter her clothing the more she circulates". Mess Sgt."There's something with the steak,it tastes queer". G.I.Cooks-"I can't understand I did burn it a little, but I vaseline on it right away". THE "I's" HAVE IT wrong it Sgto rubbed "Injury," said workman. "Inattention," said the foreman "Inflammation," said the physician. "Incurable," said the hospital. said the mourners. "Interred," said the undertaker. "In Peace," said the tombstone. BOND


"ARKY HOUR" DIRECTOR PRAISES P.R. STAFF FOR TYNDALL'S PART IN NOVEMBER 22ND SHOW Lt. Jesse H. Bigbee, acting P.R.O., received a highly complimentary letter this week from Mr. Wyllis Cooper, "Army Hour" radio show Director, for the Field's part in the November 22nd edition of that program. Kr. Cooper wrote, The script was swell and the whole pickup was one of the best we have ever had on the Everyone here in Washington certainly appreciates your wonderful cooperation and help. You and your staff deserv& a lot of credit for the success of Sunday's program Pvt. Ted Kelt1er, newest addition to the P.R.O. staff and Cpl. Bob Paquin deserve quite a bit of praise for their work on the script, which, incidentally, dramatized tho part that crash boats play in rescuing plano acctdont victims in the waters surrounding this area. ,-------P 0 S T SATURDAY, December 5 "Wfldcat11 Richard Arlen Buster Crabbe SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 6-7 "Gentleman Jim" Errol Flynn Alexis Smith NETHERLANDS DETACHMENT OBSERVES BIRTIIDAY OF ST. NICHOLAS WITH TRADITIONAL PARTY The officers and enlisted men of Tyndall's Netherlands Detachment celebrated the birthday of their traditional Yule tide favorite, St. Nicholas, with a week end party. The festivities began on Saturday at 8100 P.M. at the Dixie Sherman in Panama City, and lasted until early Sunday morning. It was staged in the manner that was customary in their native land. All entertainment and refreshments were prepared and offered in Dutch style 1 by the boys themselves. A large part of the entertainment consisted of singing and the tolling of jokes and stories in native tongue. Previous to the party, a motor convoy, headed by "St. Nicholas",toured main thoroughfares of Panama City. the honored guests were Colonel. and Nrs. Clifford J. Moore and Lt. Col onel and Wrs. James R. Luper. THEATER-------. TUESDAY, December 8 "Eyes In The !fight" Edward Arnold Ann Harding WEDNESDAY, December 9 "Behind The Eight Ball" The Rit1 Brothers THURS04Y, FRIDAY, December 10-11 "Springtime In The Rock1ell!11 Betty Grable John Payne r----R I T Z SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 6-7 "You Were Never Lovlier11 Fred Aetaire Rita Hayworth TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, December 8-9 "Eyes In The Night" Edward Arnold Ann Harding THURSDAY, FRIDAY, December 10-11 "Acrces The Pacific" Humphrey Bogart Vary Astor SATURDAY, December 12 "Deep In The Heart 0..'' Texas" Robert Stack Anne Gwynne PANAMA----, SUNDAY; MONDAY,. December 6-7 "Mrs. Wigge Of' The Cabbage Patch" Fay -Ba!nter Carolyn Lee TUESDAY, December 8 "Yukon Patrol" Allen. Lane Lita Conway WEDNESDAY, THRUSDAY, December 9-10 "Tarzan's Secret Treasure" J. K. O'Sullivan FRIDAY,, SATURDAY, December ll-12 "SilTer Stallion


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