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HOW ARE FlLYING? Will I live after de 3.th; is my soul immortal? That question at one time or another troubles every thinking man, so naturally it occasionally troubles you too. It is not simple to prove that man' s soul lives on after his death, but it is a thousand times more difficult to prove that it doea Rot. God gave definite laws to everything He created, and all things except man are governed by fixed laws. For example, the stars cannot choose to shine or not to shine; they have no choice, but man can choose to be a hero or a coward. He can keep G6d1s law or break it. In other words, a man is free to do right or wrong. In giving you this great power of choice, do you think God is not going to hold you accountable for it? Does not the War Department hold you accountable for your uniform, gun, and other supplies? If you break a law of health, you get sick. If you violate the Articles of War, you are punished. If you violate God's Articles of Life --what happens? Many people get away with it, but it can't be forever. Your own common sense tells you that there must be a hereafter where the good will be rewarded as heroes are; and the wicked punished as traitors are. God's patience indicated His willingness to give us another, and still another chance. to get wise to our salves and society and keep His regulations for our own sake and that of our country. this life we are like an air pilot flying in the darkness of the night. We cannot see, cannot understand very much about the future, but there is a beam from Heaven -Christ's teaching. Finding and following this beam we shall make a safe landing. SUNDAY 8:00 A.M Mass 9:00 A.M Protestant Sunday School 9:15 A.M Mass-Recruit Detachment 19:00 A.M Protestant Worship 11:15 A.M Mass 2:00 P.M Colored.Worship Service 3:00. P.M Recruit Worship Service 7:00 Worship 'l'UESDAY :i : ,00. P Kas s 6:30 P.M Instruction Class 7:00 P.M Fellowship Club WEDNESDAY 6:30 A.M Mass 12:30 P.M Noon-Day Devotions 6:30 P.M Catholic Novena Devotions 7:00 P.M Protestant Chotr THURSDAY 6:30 A.M 6:30 P.M Instruction Class FRIDAY 6:30 A.M Mass 6:00 P.M Jewish Service SATURDAY 6 : 30 A .M aa 6:SO :P.-M Coa6eioas <;:::::;-. t


I OVER 1,000 BALLOTS LT. GENERAL ARNOLD SENDS GREETINGS TO THE MEN OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES "Spread -eagled around the earth, fighting across eight distant horizons, our Air Forces this Christmas season are again dedicating their lives to bring peace on earth to the nations of the world. A year ago Western Hemisphere was pulled.suddenly into the arena of wa r by an enemy who struck across the Pacific at us by air, treacherously, without warning. At that time, this nation was concentrating upon its assignment as the arsenal of Democracy. we fought only on the Factory Front. Our own American Air Forces were lacking in equipment for the task that was suddenly thrust upon us by a cunning enemy.*** "The whole American way of life, that had produced our pilots and aircrews and the aircraft in which they fought; all this was suddenly and brutally tested in battles. We have not been found wanting. "And now at the end of the year that could have brought disaster, we have met the challenge, we have held every front, and on many fronts we now are striking back with fncreasing and crushing strength.*** "And so now, in deepest gratitude, I send forth my greetings to you men who have worked this brave miracle. Whereever you may be fighting *** I send you assurance that this Christmas marks the beginning of a bright year, a proud year, a year in which the mounting strength of our Allies and our own armed forces will win the war in the air and march on toward that peace on earth for which we all fight. s/s H.H. ARNOLD Lieutenant General, U.S. Army Commanding General, Army Air Forces" BACK ISSUES OF THE "TYNDALL TARGET" WHICH HAVE ACCUMULATED DURING THE PAST YEAR, WILL BE PLACED ON SALE IN THE MAIN POST EXCHANGE ON JANUARY 16TH ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE A.E.R. CAST IN TI-IIRD WEEK! MISS EDITH HUNTER OF SIGNAL OFFICE, WITH 462 TALLIES WINNING CANDIDATE Taking an early lead, whjch she never relinquished, Miss Edith Hunter "coasted in" to become the third finalist candidate in the "Miss Tyndall Field" Contest. A check on the balloting reveals that a total of 1267 votes were cast during the week, topping the previous high of 786. The number of votes received by Miss Hunter was the most yet garnered by any candidate in the contest. However, the three contestants closest to the winner were far from lacking in admirers, as they shared 750 votes. Miss Ruby Carswell, Mrs. Carrie Bryant and Miss Kate Nelson, placed second, third and fourth respectively. The last of the thirty six candida-tes are pictured in .this issue. After the votes on these candidates have been tallied, the pictures of the winning candidate o f each of the four weeks will appear in next week's "TAR GET" and from these four contestants the men of Tyndall will be asked to vote on Tyndall C.fl.S. their final choice for "Miss Field". "SPIRIT OF '43" WILL FEATURE TYNDALL FIELD ACTIVITIES For the second time in less than two months, the work of the men at Tyndall Field will be broadcast over a coastto-coast hook-up. On Saturday, January 9th, the Columbia Broadcasting System's "Spirit of '43" will emanate from the Panama City U.S.O. A message from Colonel W.A. Maxwell, musical numbers by the Tyndall Band and Chorus, and the dramatization of various phases of aerial gunnery training, w;Lll highlight the half-hour show. Mr. William Slocum, noted C.B.S. producer, will be here to supervise the program, He will be aided by Lt. Robert G. Jennings, Radio Officer of the AAFSETC. Arrangements for the show are being handled by Lt. Jesse N. Bigbee, Tyndall's acting P.R.O. (Time: 1:30 P.M., c.w.T.)


TYNDALL TARGET Published every Saturday by the Special Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla. SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER Captain w. H. Wiseman COMMANDING Col. w. A. Maxwell EDITOR Sgt. Arnold Milgaten DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING REPRODUCTION STAFF M/Sgt. Woodrow w Busby S /Sgt. Henry D. Vest Jr. Corp. Francis Churchill Sgt. John Webster COLUMNISTS The "Yardbird" (A/C Billy Grout) and ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sgt. Saul Samiof NEWS EDITOR Corp. James Freeman The "Taler" PHOTOGRAPHIC OFFICER Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman Sgt. James Montgomery Corp. Roger Keough Pfc. Price Terry Pfc. John Marsick Pfc. Everett Tackett Pfc. A. A. Loudis ART WORK S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter Pfc. Marshall Goodman Corp. Frank Horn PHOTOGRAPHIC STAFF S/Sgt. William Castle S/Sgt. John Mitchell Corp. Silas Upchurch TYNDAlL TOPICS At Henderson Field, a sentry posted on the outskirts was probably thinking that the jungle seemed unusually quiet that night. He probably curved his wrist and caught a glimpse of the time on his wrist watch. The moon could well have been bright enough. It didn't matter much if his watch wasn't exactly accurate --he knew that once the moon had chased the dusk, the new year couldn't be many hours off. And perhaps his relief was later than usual, giving him a few more minutes to dwell on events of the past year. A year ago that night he might have been a recruit -or even a civilian. If he was a recruit, he probably celebrated the Eve in St. Louis' huge U.s.o., or in a Hollywood or New York night club. If he was a civilian, he probably did the same thing. And it's pretty certain that either as a recruit or a civilian, he wasn't giving too much thought to the past or the future --he just concentrated on the pleasant present. But now, a sentry on guard at Guadalcanal it was different. There weren't any night clubs or U.S.O.s, --there wasn't much he could do except think about that past and the future. What was there to think about of the past? well, he might have begun thinking of it in personal terms--but it's a safe bet that his thoughts drifted to the world in general. He might have recalled the fall of Bataan and Corregidor. He might have tried to picture the scenes American and PM.Uppine Scouts stalking the jungles for Jap snipers men on his side" eating mule meat for want of something better. He probably felt a semblance of a lump in his throat as he thought of the example of courage that these men have set. They w ere Americans, and h e was an American, and therefore, what they did, he could do. That was logical reasoning. Wasn't h e one o f the first to land on this island? Didn't he and the rest of his buddies make that first landing knowing full well that not every Jap bullet would miss? That took courage. He "qualified". Yes, h e "qualified" A million more Americans have "qualified", and before the next New Years, --several million more will have to equal the standard of courage and bravery that American fighting men have set in the battles of the past --on the sea, in the air and on land. When that sentry on Henderson Field greeted his relief with aHappy New Year, Joel", there must have been an exchange of grins --but then, who else has a better right to grin. t


f We don't know how many of our officers hung up socks last week, but Santa i s .reported t o have visited only four of them. Finance's former Lt. Emor y Shof ner now carries e x tra ballast for the greenbacks in the form of double b ars, and ex-Lts. William Christian and Neil Lebhar will carry mor e weight around the hospital for the same reason. L t Bailey also of the Medical Staff. is now using silver polish instead o f gold word has reached us that a certain well-known Tyndall Miss claims immunity from the 11TARGET11 Perhaps she misunderstood us. What we meant was that we will not pull the trigger-first---1 And Lt. Shields has threatened us with "total destruction" if we dare to print a word of what we believe to be common knowledge Captain McCullough left the worries of his Employment Office to the "kids" for the pleasures of a troop movement we notice that Lt. Weis is back in the fold after a leave And we're told that Lt. Des Portes gave a "command performance" on his guitar at the O.c. the other nite. Our reporter reviewed the Lt.'s rendition of "The Wreck of the Old '97" as a masterpiece of "feeling, pathos and execution" Captain Ammon McClellan was seen back in the P.R. Office, looking none the worse for his two month absence Then there is the Lt. who had difficulty in finding his own room at the B. O.Q. A friend suggested that he paint a large "X" on the outside of it Lt. Jimmie Corr received quite a surprise when he returned to his apartment on Christmas Eve to find his Chemical Warfare staff ready for duty with (package store chemicals. Incidentally, Lt. Corr is leaving us for an assignment at Maxwell Field. It is with the deepest regret that his many friends bid him farewell and wish h i m the b est of luck Weve receive d unconfirmed reports that Lt. Clayton C. Hill has been lost in action. Lt. Hill was the C.O. of the "Gunner Makers" until several months ago, and we join with them in sincerely hoping that the news is untrue. He was "tops" with his and with everyone who knew him From the Medics comes the story that Capt. Handy's "car" has gone in for "road building". We've seen the "car", and now we know why we write about it as a "car". For the benefit of our readers who tried to check the answers to the X-MAS "How Do You Rate?". page, we wish to announce that the confusion was probably due to the fact that the editors of that page began t h eir Christmas celebration a bit early And this column shares the sentiments of Tyndall veterans who wish the best of everything to Miss Nell Smith and S/Sgt. W illiam C. Brew er. They announced their engagement last week Sgt. Mains, that human dynamo from Ward 3 at the hosp i tal, has such playful roommates. While on one of his few trips to town, they took the Sgt's. bed apart to see "what makes it tick" ... It is getting so, that Pvt. McAbee of the 69th is cal ling the P.C. M.P.s by their first names, and not for "Dale Carnegie" purposes, either! For "My Most Embarrassing Moment" retoucher extra-ordinaire Pfc. Cappicotta, will have one to tell to his grandchildren. "Cappy" was in town last week with a local gal. He probably planned it to be his last "date" for a while because he was expecting. the "real" one down from the North the next day. As they walked into a local drug store, the photo staff artist and his "date" were met by THE ONE, who had arrived a day earlier and had tried to reach "Cappy" at the Field by phone! ("Cappy" did some tall explaining and finally succeeded in convincing his fiancee that he was still "true".) Well, that's one way of doing it .. The Coast Guardsmen in this area seem to have made a successful invasion. Sgt. Hunter of the "Cloud Hoppers" and Brother Clark of the "Gunner Makers" both lost "affairs of the heart" to the blue-jackets this week Eddie Strong tells us that Pfc. Goldwater entertained the crowd at the Embassy with some popu lar ballads X-MAS Eve. Some called for an encore, but the majority wanted to call the cops S /Sgt. Sherill White is the proud dad of a nine and a half pound baby boy. Mother and child are doing fine; the father is convalescing And as one reporter put it, "Sugar is to be rationed for men below the first three gradesrruff" Sgt. Wiley of the "Sta tic Chasers" is still anticipating--a furlough ... And what "Brownie" S /Sgt. is now receiving nightly "sugar reports" from the Morning Report section?


W "GUNNER MAKERS" ork on the Day Room is progressing nicely, and it won't be long before the boys will be spending their long winter nights there. We're going to invite all the c.o.s to visit our "Club" when it's completed. Our crackerjack bowl.ing team is one of six that have entered the new Field kegling tournament. However, we will still take on any challengers in outside matches. Contact lst/Sgt. Taylor for games. After Saturday's sweatin' out" (passes) the boys will prepare for inspections much better than they have been. Lt. Miller and lst/Sgt. Taylor weren't sati'sfied with the condition of the barracks and put the boys back to work. From now on, we'll bet that there .will not be any more "encores". Several of the fellows are wondering who the "Red Head" is that is passing out thP sugar reports these days And Brother Clark never missed a night in town until_ this week. We hear that the Coast Guard has taken over. A short romance, I calls it. Cupid is really slipping-not one "Gun ner Maker" took the road to matrimony this Sgt. Cofer is. away on furlough When Sgt. 'lets out on his harmonica, it almost as "goodft as the band now playing its _23rd week at the Victory roof. How about g1ving up music, Marty? That'S all for now, I've got to go and cast my vote for "Miss Tyndall Field". -Sgt. Steve Blankenship 69TH (RUGGED?) Christmas was Merry, Christmas was gay, But those that got pixilated A Ended up in a saaaad way. thusly ended the Yuletide season for some It was with a shy smile that Miss Edna Bryant of the Line PX admitted that she had been Mrs. (Pvt.) Archie Floyd for the past two weeks. Pvt. Showalter told us that he is seriously thinking of joining one of the local Indian tribes. Could it be by matrimony????? A lottery is being held based on the date that the gas will give out on Cpl. Van Alstyne's newly loaned vehicle. The question is, will he be a King fdr a week or a day? Bob Mintner received one of the nicest gifts of the season when he exchanged "I do's' with one of P.C. s fairest (Louise Rollins) on December 25th. To the,party or parties who were responsible for the 69ers enjoying all those apples, oranges and nuts, we thank you on behalf of all the men. -Pvt. M. Gould (The Perennial Pvt.) A "Q,M, QUIPS" most hearty welcome is extended to Lt. Avery, who recently arrived here and has been assigned as Post Laundry Officer. Four Q.M.s who really deserve "thanks" this week are Pfcs. George Usher, Edward Smith, Cox and Sgt. Drew. They cooked up a Christmas Day meal that was second to none. The entire squadron joins in expressing gratitude and appreciation for their fine effort. Sergeants Ramey and Henderson are both in a fog over a couple of photos they received for X-MAS Not enough men are turning out for the bowling team.. The Post League started on Monday, so let's get ON THE BALLI Good luck to the men who left our organization on the 23rd The X-MAS dance was quite a success, even though Pvt. Dane Savine thought the punch was a littfe weak. -Pfc. Albert Rubin S "BROWNIES" gt. Nail returned from furlough a blushlng groom. Also, we understand that it won't be long before his two buddies, Cpls. Hammett and Grub-er, follow suit. Philadelphia must be some town. We think that Cpl. Jim Trible ought to break down and tell us that happened out in Denver recently were sorry to say it, boys, but ye goode olde red and blue Studebaker is no more. The Phaeton long a familiar figure around the squadron, has gone the way of all good things. For the sixth time that we know of, it has changed hands. A group of civilians have it now. I'm a sad man. Three cheers for the men who have been repairing the walks around the squadron, and renovating our orderly room to make it look like a real office. Keep up the good work, fellows. One thing we'd like to caution you about men, is the ping-pong ball situation. They are very difficult to obtain these either by hook or crook, so let's be more careful with those that we have. THINGS WE'D LIKE TO SEE: some clean sheets and pillow cases Ill The laundry


. ,.-......, come back on time and everyone getting back all that they sent in lOO% participation in the WAR BOND drive And the swellest New Year for each and every one of you. -Cpl. James J. Freeman I "ORDNOTEsw-' f a little gal at the Signal Office doesn't win this week's "Miss Tyndall Field" award, Sgt. Christina is out-guessed. Sgt. Ponzio has left on furlough to a quaint little place somewhere up north, called Brooklyn. Sgt. Ponzio is known as the company's most bash:t'ul boy. He' claims it's because he "doesn't mature until 6:30; when his fangs 'pop' out". His will be a spiritual furlough as he intends to sleep all the time-including New Year's Eve. This isn't to be doubted, because on his last jaunt to Brook lyn he spent three days chasing a blonde thru Macy's basement, until customers he was advertising a new manhood restorer. With the QM Christmas dinner under our belts (Sgt. Christina was campaigning for votes throughout the dinner) no one should have to eat much until 1943, It was noticed that Sgt. Bliznik was first in line. (And Sgt. Christina was bucking the line with a pencil and blank ballots) The Christmas party Thursday night was greatly enjoyed by everyone. Santa brought nuts, and oranges by the case. (He brought Cpl. Aurigemma a bottle, milk, nipple and all.) We'll have to wish everyone a snappy, happy New Year, because here comes Sgt. Christina a pen and a ballot. -T/Sgt. Ken Witham w. "BUZZ BUGS" ell, the holidays have come and the h .olidays have gone. (Beautiful reasoning). Now we find ourselves back in the saddle with baggy eyes and empt;y wallets. (The empty wallets I'm sure of, because I've picked eight pockets without finding a but on dirt.) Pvt. Yablonka (see your dictionary)has left the tower to take over duties in the Airways Station due to an urgent call for code men. Incidentally, we congratulate Cadaver Yablonka on his fight against rigor mortis during this past year. May his bones continue to creak in the coming yeaT. A hearty welcome to Pvt. O'Dea, who recently returned from a furlough to New "Yawk. Also, a welcome to Pvt. Hoffer, who wears a very pronounced leer since his return from Indiana. The horrors of civilizati9n, I suppose.!_ Our illustrious N.C.O.I.C., T/Sgt. Allen, received a Christmas nresent from the boys. This, no doubt, accounts for the happy expression he's wearing. When asked how he liked the gift, Allen replied, "Goo Goo". Priorities being what they are, and writing space being what it is, I '11 have to close. Luff and Kizzez. -Pvt. F.B. Weller 'T' "BLUE BIRDS" !here was an article in the Army Air Forces Southeast Training Center "NEWS" about a ship that had some 2,000 hours time on it. Then in a later issue there was a story of a ship with 2,300 hours of time. Well, we don't want to brag, but, our Cpl. Duffy, crew chief of plane number 901, (AT6A) boasts that his ship has 2,548 hours and 20 minutes of flying time! It seems that a two man expedition, consisting of Lt. Leib.owitz and lst/Sgt. Rahm, went out the Tuesday morning before Christmas in search of a tree for the occasion. After wearily plodding the streets of Panama City for close to four hours, they brought home the "bacon" -a nice little spruce, plus the trimmings. Congratulations are in order for Pfc. (Crew Chief Geesee) McNeese, who was set adrift on the sea of Matrimony with Miss Thelma Williams of Jackson, Miss. The Squadron's Day Room has been indisposed all last week due to the fact that it has been getting a coat of paint and a new squadron insignia. The honorable Cpl. Morrell has been presiding. Attention, Miss Ruby Carswell: We want you to know that the "Blue Birds" are rooting for you in your bid for "Miss Tyndall Field", -Pvt. A.J. Snead S "ZEBRAS" gt. Ed Williams came lough all fine and dandy. sunny California and made the via a commercial airliner. back off furHe visited round trip He said it was better than up on crowded trains and buses. 8/Sgt. Seiling certainlf was glad to


see his Mrs. She arrived ten hours later than expected, and Seiling was waiting on pins and needles Sgt. Pat Flannigan recently returned from a course in Bendix Turret operation-and has had a change of mind about the fairer sex. He plans to take the step in February. Good luck, Flannigan S /Sgt. Welsh has returned from furlough and was welcomed by his bachelor mates The non-bachelor boys below the first three grades are looking for a weeping rail. We wonder what's behind R.G. Backer's upper lip growth. Can it be that he has entered into with someone? Congratulations for the week go to our Sgt. Fleishman who is doing a swell job in his new position as assistant sergeant-major of the D. of T. And the instructors of the squadron want to take this opportunity to thank their students for the lovely Christmas presents they gave them. -Pfc. B. Backer "FINANCE FANFARE" 'Twas the m orning after Christmas, There was not a shout-not a yell. Each yardbird was sleeping, He was tiredas hell. Fashion note. : Pvt. Eddie Scallet has donned the Sherlock Holmes outfit presented to him for X-MASand is now bucking for a job in G-2. We received a "poison pen note" the other morning. Here it is: "Our candidate for the laziest .man in the organization is Cpl. John Barry, who shaves while ly:! .ng in bed, fully dressed, and under covers." The Finance rumor clinic tried to track this one down, but to date hasn't been able to get up early enough to really check. The cigar smoke was so thick again at toe Finance Office, you could hardly see .those new shiney bars on Capt. Shofner's collar. Congratulations, Captain! Sgt. Tom Astie threatens to appear at the office in drawers, woolen, long, if the laundry continues not to function. "O.K." said one of the yardbirds when he heard that New Years resolutions were in order, "Order me two." -Sgt. F. Leon A "APALA, -CHATTER" fter several weeks of "vacationing" at the Tyndall Hospital, it feels darn good to be back on my feet with a typewriter in my hand I understand that during my absence M/Sgts. Wright and Ken-da have been shipped to Utah and from there they will undoubtedly leave for points West. We wish them all the luck in the world. We've finally gotten our movie equipment here and now the boys are enjoying shows nightly, except on Mondays and Wednesdays Flight Officer Ritger is in charge, and he is assisted by Pfc. Raydine Smith Pvt. Frank Kowaleski, a clerk in A.C. Supply, has named the mess hall 11Cheetys Grill". Rather clever of the boyt Pvt. Drake has a new local heart-throb. He won't give out with her name, but he says she's a "dream". Pfc. Pede, of the Guard outfit, went in for aerial gunnery. Last night he tried soloing, when he jumped out of the guard shaek window as flames crackled around him. ;.The four "Ink Spots", (our telephone operators) extend the season's greetings to all Cpl. Lindsay is sporting a pair of genuine Texas boots-reckon he'll put in for the Cavalry, now. Mrs. Drenne, our new switchboard operator, not only can handle the "board" but is also reputed to be an expert at "needling". Pfc. Glidewell learned about it through personal experience And Miss Haden is ab.out to depart for greener pastures. She is sporting a fair sized piece of "ice". Best of luck, Miss Haden, but we wonder who is the lucky guy. Why be so secretive? Lt. Herman, our Exec. Officer, is on a fifteen-day leave to New York S/Sgt. Russell, message center flash, makes the movie "Journey to Margaret" come true to life as he journeys up to Tallahassee on Saturday with Miss Lois Brennan of Panama City. Congratulations. The personnel crew thanks Lt. Gheety, Mess Officer for his X-MAS donation of crates of fruit Congratulations to all of the recently appointed Flight Offi cers. The Canadian trained pilots hold a nightly crying session at the N.c.o. Club, with Sgts. Trombitas and Anderson "guiding" the proceedings. The local laundry has donated nice large turkish towels for the occasions. Predictions on the Bowl Games from over here: Georgia over by a wide margin; Tulsa over Tennessee by not so wide a margin; Texas over Georgia Tech by one touch-down; and Alabama over Boston College by two touch-downs. That's all for now-A Happy New Year to all of you Apalachers. -Sgt. Murphy


The Yardbird SEZ Well Good Buddies, the ole Yardbird kind uv shot his wad day befo yestiddy. The man saye d that as mileeterry are craff g oes i aint so gud, an the best thing I cud do ter promote m y gud helth, an his, w u d be ter fergit all aboot evur tryin ter fly a govmint plain. In othur wurds he gintly but furmly insistid that I try sumthin else. Th e ole Yardbi rd's dun washed out. I felt aboot as bad aboot it as a feller kin feel. like whin the skwadron clerk gets a wild hare an puts you down fur K P an latrine orderly on the same day-just figgered the wur l d '.'fuz agin me an i cud.nt win. So i eased up town an hung on a gud drunk. (rna gud buddie, the edditer, has constantly reeminded me not ter use the turm git but on this heer partikyoular ocashun there aint no adekwit deskripshun ter use ecksept it.) i got knee walkin, gropin, feebul, guttur moppin polluted. I n othur wurds i wuznt in no desint shape ter attind no ole ladies Sundy evenin tee party. I didnt feel alurt an on rna toes fur a cupple uv days but it sho did help inside. I think yall noze whut i meens. The man tole me that i had kwallyfied ter go ter navygaters schule, an talked like i wuz glttin a brake. I reckin that stuff is konsiderubly dull an i wont win no meduls, but i is got a feelin that i is in fur a hole lot uv disagreeabilliteas an if yall is intrestid in rna vershuns uv thim i will sho try ter keep yo infawmed as ter the best way ter tell which away the winds ablowin an whin the suns a shinin, an which direckshun the groun is. Well, I reckin i'd better be agoin. ---The Yardbird (No 1)


Boys, meet KP Joe, the pride and joy every mess sergeant. Now Joe may be anything on the He may be a gunnery student, line mechanic, supply clerk, radio operator, etc. etc. But the sake argument let's say that today he is a gunnery student. First all Joe begs Major Hunter permission to serve KP in mess hall #3 much persuasion, he gets Major Hunter's consent and happily dances back to his barracks to lie down the rest the day. He cancels all prior engagements end goes to bed early at night in order to be wide awake, alert and on his toes the day. He sets the alarm 3:30 A.M. to be sure having plenty time to get to the mess hall on or 4:30. The mprning arrives and Joe jumps out bed, takes a shower, shaves and puts on his best clean igues, walks briskly to the mess hall where he is greeted at the door by the mess sergeant with a loving smile and a slap on the back. He receives his instructions which include light chores such as counting the window panes, measuring the bread and generally acting in just more or less an advisory capacity to the mess and mess srgeant. He applies willingly. hours conscientious ort he accomplished many things including the complete reorganization the mess. Around seven-thirty or so he advises the KP leader that he is going to knock the day. The KP leader, pleasant and gentleman that he is, thanks Joe a lot being nice enough to help. He sincerely hopes that Joe will return real soon everything has been just lovely. Joe leaves with the look a man who has completed a job well done. It's been a most enjoyable day and he resolves to see Major Hunter again at the earliest opportunity and do some-' thing especially nice him and perhaps, who knows, everything breaks just right, he can ask some more KP. Only the next time he'll ask a whole week. Joe is well with him the army, the gunnery school and the mess hall. He retires that night to sleep sweetly while a happy smile contentment plays over his


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS "QUESTIONS AND IS A PERMANENT PART OF 11WHAT 1 S COOK IN 1 SIMPLY WRITE YOUR QUESTH1N ON A PAPER, SIGN YOUR NAME AND SQUADRON AND ENCLOSE IN AN ENVELOPE AD DRESSED TO "WHAT 1 S COO KIN 1 TYNDALl TARGET". YOUR QUESTION WILL BE CONSIDERED AND IF JUDGED TO BE ENLIGHTENING, INTERESTING, HELPFUL, OR CONSTRUCTIVE, WE WILL PUB LISH IT WITH YOUR SIGNATURE IN THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE EDITION OF THE TYNDALL TARGET. OUR ONLY Rill,E IS THAT THE QUESTION DEAL WITH SOMETHING CONNECTED WITH FOOD, FDOD PREPARATION, OR THE MESS HALLS. REMEMBER THAT HUMOROUS QUESTIONS WILL BE GIV EN JUST AS MUCH CONSIDERATION AS THE SERIOUS ONES. Q. A. Q. A. Is it true that cooks are short lived? Pfc, Loudis 448 Army cooks have been known to live to be 30 years old before killed, What am I suppostod to do when there is no silverware ready in the mess h a 11? The washroom boys are probably like mad to get it out to you within the next few minutes, but in the meantime you could stomp your feet and scream the top of your lungs at the same time beat a tray against the coffee urn. This adds to the bohemian atmosphere in the dining hall and is sure to get you the attention you so richly deserve, DID YOU KNOW THAT: .The cost per man for Xmas dinner was $1.35? The ssme meal would have cost $4.00 in town? (providing you cou}d have gotten it) The same meal with entertainment would hve cost $5.00? To obtain all the things or. the menu an area of 3000 miles plus foreign countries had to be cover ed? It was where (fruit cream) the only meal in the world four desserts were served? cake, pie, candy and ice That the U. S. feeds its armed forces better than any nation in the world' ? Most of the cooks worked all night from Xmas eve to Xmas morning to get it out while you were celebrating, Q. A. How come we get butter only about half the time? -Corp: Keough 447 The supply of butter 1s not ade quate for the civilian and military demand of not only United States but our allies as well. Indications are that butter will be more scarce later on. Boy, I'm glad dat New Years Day chow rush is over. I'm taking off now, Mike, I gotta hurry home in time to cook supper.


GENERAL: (5 points each) 1. Who wrote "Pilg r im s Progr ess?" 2. How many teeth a r e there in a complete normal adult s e t ? 3. What is the term of offic e of a United S tates Senator? 4. What is the modern name f o r the "Hellespont"? SPORTS: (5 points each) 1 What prominent American yachtsman is also a contract bridge expert? 2. What father and son have both been billiard champions? 3, Who managed Jack Dempsey when he won the World's Heavyweight Champion ship? 4, What is England's biggest horseracing classic known as? YARDBIRD'S BUCK PRIVATE'S NON-cOM'S OFFICER'S EUROPEAN HISTORY: (5 points each) 0 30 30 60 60 90 90 -99 1. What English Admiral, f amous for his exploits on the Sp a n ish M ain, h elped to destroy the Armada? 2. What Portuguese explorer was first to circumnavigate the globe? 3 What Italian f amily, members of which were great p atrons of t h e arts, ruled Florence during the Renaissance ? 4, What important historica l event took place in 1066 A.D.? GEOGRAPHY: (5 points each) 1. Name the sea which lie s b etween Greece and Asia Minor. 2. In what country is Monte Carlo? 3, In what country is the mouth of the Rhine River? WHAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN COMMON ? 1. 4. (4 points each) Rose. 2. John Kiernan. 3. Edgar Alla n Poe. Sugar. Oscar Levant. Bret Harte Cotton. Clifton Fadiman. Mark Twain. Tundra. 5. Diego Rivera. 6. Philo Vance. Steppes. Jean F. Millet. Perry Mas on. Urals. James Whistler. Arsene Lupin. ftEK OF ______________ __ MY CHOICE FOR TYNDALL FIELD" IS {CANDIOATE'S.NAME) (CANDIDATE'S DEPT.) (VOTERS SIGNATURE, ENLISTED MEN ONLY) {SQUADRON) {SERIAL NUMBER) Please fold ballots and deposit them in ballot at Post Theatre, Post Headquarters, Main PX, (RANKl




FIELD BOWLING LEAGUE GETS UNDER WAY "GUNNER MAKERS" GET OFF TO GOOD START AS THEY TAKE THREE GAMES FROM 69TH HOSPITAL KEGLERS SHOW POWER I N TAKING 2 OUT OF 3 FROM QUARTERMASTER PIN M E N Tyndall's 1943 bowling season got off to a flying start last M omday, five days before the new year actually began. Lt. A.C. Miller's Makers" must have fulfilled one of their New Year's resolutions as they off their league competition with a perfect slate of 3 victories and no defeats. Despite the fact that 1st/Sgt. Lloyd Taylor wasn't there to keep score, the "G.M.s" made their three game victory over the faltering 69th look easy. The margin of conquest in each of the contests was more than ample. Sgt. Adamec and Cpl. Koch led the scoring for the "G. M. s" with averages of 182 and 194 respectively. Koch came through with the highest score of the evening as he went out on strikes in the first gaame to hit 227! (He marked up in each frame with an even number of strikes and spares.) For the 69th, (Rugged?) it was definitely a case "off night". "Splits" showed up more frequently than two Brooklyn base-runners on third. "Red" Fraser paced his team with an average of 170. The "Niners" expect to get some practice in before the next league session and they should snap out of their slump. Pvt. Vener, a newcomer to the quintet, showed a great deal of promise in the second game with a score of 187. In the other league match of the evening, the untested Medics tussled with the '42 Champions, the Quartermasters. The Champs managed to snare the last of the three games when they suddenly found renewed strength. It was a ki.d named "Al", Al Kocur, who led his fellow Medics to their first of two wins over the Q.M.s. He came through with a neat 199 in that --------------------------------------game but couldn't quite equal it in the contests that followed. Pfc. Senkine was the other big gun for the pill-rollers, w ith an a v erage of 175 for the e vening. Pfc. H n ylka and Lentlie furnished the p o w e r for the Quartermaster team with averages of 170 and 174 respectively. Lentlie was high man for his team as he went out via strikes in the last game to chalk up a high 201. The other two teams entered in the league, the Post Photo and Finance Keglers, will play their postponed game on J'riday. Present league rules are: All teams will bowl on Monday nights at 8:00. Each team will prepare a list of ten players, and only those players on the list may compete in league contests. A s core of 135 will be used by any team not having five men present for play. Lt. Lawson, A & R Officer, has announced that a loving cup will be awarded to the winning team. SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH (Teams) (Alley Nos.) Photo vs. 69th ........... l & 2 Quartermaster vs. Finance . 3 & 4 Medics vs. "Gunner Makers" ... 5 & 6 ANSWERS TO ????? GENERAL: John Bunyan; Thirty-two; Six The Dardanelles. EUROPEAN HISTORY: Sir Francis Drake; Ferdinand Magellan; The Medici family; WilJiam, Duke of Normandy, con.quered England, defeating Earl Harold at the Battle of Hastings. SPORTS: Harold S. Vanderbilt; "Jake" Shaeffer, father of "Young Jake" Shaeffer; Jack Kearns; The Derby. GEOGRAPHY: The Aegean Sea; The Prin cipality of Monaco; The Netherlands. WHAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN COMMON: ], Bowl football games; 2. All members of "Information Please" radio program; 3. Americ&n short story writers. 4. Geological features in Russia; 5. Painters. 6. Fictional Detectives.


I flhD.n ..... ;,MALFUNCTION SAYs: siGHT YOUR TARGET, BUT DON'T TRACK IT, FORGET YOUR LEAD, AND YOU'LL NEVER SMACK IT:' A Yardbird sued his wife for divorce. The grounds were: I planted a potato--Up jumped a potato. I planted corn--Up jumped corn. I planted a Yardbird--Up jumped a Sgt. I want a divorce. Mary has a little swing, It is'nt hard to find, Everywhere that Mary goes The swing is right behind. Two officers, after inspecting Barracks B, began telling the orderly what must be done before next inspection. "Among other things those windows will be washed", said one officer, pointing at two frames which were without glass. I had sworn to be a bachelor, She had sworn to be a bride, But I guess you know the answer: She had nature on her side. Soldier: "Are you free this .evening?" Girl: "Well, not exactly free, but very inexpensive."


ARE YOU A ''MONEY-BACk PATRIOT1'? Two problem types among the purchasers of War Bonds have arisen; first, the type that wants its money back "right now" because War Bonds are not being delivered when 90 days have elapsed since the Bonds were fully for. This type may be heard to remark along this line, "I'm used to getting what I pay for when I put out the price," or something like this: "Why don't they deliver when they said they would?" Or, again, "I'm cancelling my reservation and demanding my money back, because I'm getting tired of waiting for my Bonds. Secondly, the one who, with a great flourish, demonstrated the patriotism or financiering sagacity, by loaning Uncle Sam the price of a Rond for 60 days to win this war, and then decided to call the loan off. This type someone has aptly termed the "Money-back Patriot. A slight increase in the amount o f Bonds, redeemed this month is shown over last month. On the whole, the percentage is very small and there is no doubt that the distress reasons given were genuine enough, yet the increase in redemptions arouses the suspicion that some of these flashe s of patriotism are tinged with more self-righteous coloring than a whole-hearted spirit of cooperation. Fortunately, a large majority of those who are contributing their share to this effort to serve their government, when its very existence is threatened, are not of the "left-handed" variety, planning to dispose of their Bonds just as soon as the 60 days have elapsed from date of purchase. LEST WE FORGET; Pearl Harbor has not yet been rectified; nor Bataan Peninsula; nor Wake Island. Our forces in the Solomons, i n Africa, and numerous otber places must have our support to win, and those so-called patriots who watch the calendar 60 days to dispose of their Bonds merely succeed in adding to the job of accounting and according, and final cost of Victory. (Headquarters Fourth Ser.vice Command) SATURDAY, January 2 "Mug Town" The Dead End Kids POST SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 3-4 ''Road to Morocco" Bing Crosby Dorothy Lamour THEATER TUESDAY, January 5 "Dr. Renault's Secret" J ohn Shepperd Lynn Roberts WEDNESDAY, January 6 "Time to Kill" Lloyd Nolan Heather Angel THURSDAY, FRIDAY, January 7-8 "For Me and My Gal" Judy Garland Gene Kelly RITZ SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 3-4 "\\'hi te Cargo" Hedy Lamarr Walter Pidgeon TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, January 5-6 "Get Hep to Love" Gloria Jean Robert Paige THURSDAY, FRIDAY, January 7-8 "Gentleman Jim" Errol Flynn Alexis Smith SATURDAY, January 9 "Arizona Stagecoach" The Range LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT "Palm Beach Story" Claudette Colbert Joel McCrea PANAMA SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 3-4 "Sin Town" Constance Bennett Brod Crawford TUESDAY, January 5 "I Was Framed" Michael Ames Julia WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, January 6-7 "Babes on Broadway" Mickey Rooney Judy Garland FRIDAY, SATURDAY, January 8-9 "Sunset on the Desert" Roy Rogers Gabby Hayes l


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