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! i i VOL 2, NO 1, ARMY AIR FORCES GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD, FLA. JAN. 16-23, 1943 _.,T ARGE_ T CELEBRA_TES 1st ANNIVERSARY! I sec Y. 0'-vv J'l\f' '9 I W f ----A F. of I 1 l co v o -.., ... Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla Oct. 3, 1942 tVOBI..E .overiookea, when all A-W Pmnl' ... know------tion v Vol I. Nu toW pos rflec ------- f'" tenantL C't:' .l 1..1-eu -' 1 18 1 9 42 Aprl.


1fe dedicate issue, lines f1"eedo1A. in the fi TO THE GUNNERS WHO HAVE GONE of Squadron 'C', Class of 42-43, even the score Gunners who have gone before. fighting yet, and we won't forcet in t .he sky valor and coura&e hich those veteran 'Rulers of the Sky' We extend the solemn To add but honor to our herita& (Sgt. James C Doolittle, '42-43L The.men who fight at the front Were enrolled in a class And now in the air they engage Or service the planes on the Yes, instructors, you may well be Of the Fortress flying through For wherever a plane sooms up It may be manned by men trained b So--whenever itch to get in Remember that fighting with all You'd be but one tt Whereas in instructing are naught, it's been tauRht. you stand to instruct some men you've got end think of when bomb Berlin and Rome out Tokyo on the journey home. l t


Lt. Col. F.M. Hyndma n Executive Quart-ermaster Post Commander




.. MISS EDITI-I I-IUNTER IS TYNDALL'S "QUEEN''' FOR '43 I VENTURAS RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR HIGH RATING ON TECHNICAL INSPECTOR'S REPORT Colonel W.A. Maxwell recently issued a statement commending the VENTURAS for their highly satisfactory showing on the Technical Inspector's report for the month of December. The VEN TURAS were rated the leading squadron of the Field for that period. This citation reflects credit to the squadron Commanding Officer and Engineering Officer for proper supervision, and also to t he entire organization, whose whole-hearted cooperation made this excellent record possible. Col Maxwell, particularly commended the Squadron Inspector for his careful attention to details in making inspections. TYNDALL'S CHARITY ALLOTMENTS ANNOUNCED Allotment of the Tyndall charity fUnd given by officers, enlisted men and civilian personnel of this Field has been worked out by the board in charge in a report to Col. W.A. Max Commanding. The funds given are being distributed on a percentage basis to these worthy agencies: Red Cross, Salvation Army, Army Emergency Relief, U.s.o., Tuberculosis Seals, Children's Home and Boy Scouts. A very high percentage of contributions was reported from all the groups Qn the Field. The officer's led, with 99.5 percent of all commissioned personnel at the Post making donations. Nearly 82 percent of all enlisted men contr:lbuted, and virtually 55 percent of all civilians. A card serving as a receipt was issued to each contributor, showing the amount he or she gave to the fund. The board in charge of the funds is of Lt. Col. R.S. Brua, M.C., president; Captain L.A. Bryan, A.C., member ; and Chaplain B.H. Wester, Secretary-t}'e asurer. Lt. George L. Lasker as Charities Officer directed the drive. The group in charge wish to express their to all contributors for their donations and cooperation in making the charity drive a success. SIGNAL OFFICE CANDIDATE EMERGES VICTOR IN FINAlS AFTER HEAVIEST WEEK OF VOTING COLONEL W .A. MAXWELL LEADS "CORONATION" CEREMONIES AT ANNIVERSARY DANCE Miss Edith Hunter, of the Post Signal .. Office, has been elected "Miss Tyndall Field" for the year 1943. The final tally on the last, and heaviest week of voting revealed that Miss Hunter had received almost 50% of the 1349 votes cast. The coronation ceremonies took place at the "TARGET'S" Anniversary Dance last Saturday night, with Colonel W.A. Maxwell making the presentation. The Colonel was introduced as the "TAR GET'S" number one reader, and the only person of whom we are certain reads every word, every issue The Tyndallettes and enlisted men present at the dance received an unusual treat when, upon the request of the photographers, the Post Commander placed a kiss upon the lips of the Fteld's first "Queen". In addition to this oscula tory gif't, Miss Hunter received a $25.00 War Bond. Awards of $10.00 each, as door prizes, went to Miss Betty Ann Jeter, of Panama City, and T/Sgt. Roy Darrah, of the WHITE FLASHES. A surprise entertainment feature at the dance was provided by the members ofthe "Manhattan Music Masters" troupe. After presenting their first show .at the Post Theatre, the musical group came down to the Recreation Hall and staged several of their best acts before a highly appreciative audience. ARMY INSTITUTE CORRESPONDENCE COURSES RECOMMENDED FOR ALL ENLISTED PERSONNEL The Army Institute, organized by the War Department for the benefit of the enlisted personnel of the Army, now offers a wide variety of courses at a very low cost. Complete information and a copy of the Army Institute catalogue is now available at the Special Service Office in the Post Theatre. The GUNNER MAKERS lead the Field thus far in applications for courses.


The Chaplains wish to confratulate the "TARGET1 staff on the compfitTon of a ye'ar of effort in behalf of the personnel of Tyndall Field. We believe that their efforts have been worthwhile and that the wish of the Officer as voiced in the first issue of the "TARGET", "I you, the sol dier. s of this Command, to support the paper in every way Possible and to submit material to it for publication ... and I believe that your full cooper ation will be forthcominf", has been fulfilled. Reader interest is the test of the quality of any publication, and we can safely say that the fro:.Jth of interest in the contents of the "T A RGET" has been ct tr.ue index of its steady improvement as it incr(!!ased from the ten Pafes of its .fir.st edition to the full sixteen pares Put forth as the New Year's edition. We of the Chaplain's department have shared in this frowth, receivinf now a full for our messafe and list of services. We arf!! frateful to the "T4RGET!' for this means of contact with the officers and men A of Tyndall Field. Althoufh the column is lonfer, our policy as exprf!!ssed in W the first edition r.emains the same, "The Chaplain's office is open, at aU times, to every member. of this Command. Come and visit us". The Chapel stands as a symbol of our. united purpose--in the 4rmy men o/ every faith wor. k side -by s .ide with a sinfle aim, and in the Army Chapel me1j of every faith worship tofether in sinfleness of Purpose, knowinf God our c ammon F"ather. without beinf asked to yield one jot or little of the of hts faith; each fivinf and receivin6f that resPect for a man's reli6fious convictions which is truly American. To this we Pledfe ourselves and every man can expect fr.om his Army Chaplain. Chaplain Edward G. Finnerty Chaplain Brooks tt. Wester thaptl SUNDAY 8:00A.M :.Mass 9:00A.M protestant Sunday School 10:00 A.M Protestant Worship 11:15 A.M Mass 7:00 P.M Evening Worship TUESDAY 5:00 P.M Mass 6:30 p;;,( Instruction Class 7:00 P.M:"Fellowship Club WEDNESDAY Mass 12:aoP.M Noon-Day Devotions 6:00 P.M Protestan t Choir THURSDAY 6:30 A.M,. Mass 6.:30 :p.M Instrtict:l.on Class FRIDA.Y A--:;M : Mass 6:30 P.M Jewish SATURDAY 6:30. A.M .- Mass 6tao P.M Confessions


. Many were the gold bars that were tossed onto the scrap heap or put away 1n moth b alls this week as promotions were announced for twelve (that we know of) Tyndall Officers. One member of the selec t dozen, Lt. Myers, received another silver sUver and is now addressed as "Captain" F rom Fort Myers coll'eS word that Lt. Col. Jenkins and Lt. Bean have both received a boost in rank Lt. Pat teson returned from a Texas leave last week and has been squirming ever since. The gift he brought back for one of our favorite Tyndallettes was not quite ap propriate, inasmuch as she doesn't smoke --The question is, was it a lapse o m emory, or wer e there too many girls to remember? Ma,jor Fleming's reputation as a defense counsel is rapidly disintegrating---he won another case last week Major Clarvoe qualified as an after-dinner speaker with the 69th at Monday's "pep" meeting with two superb phrasings, neither of which we can repeat in this column Col. Hyndman was attempting to rela t e one of his rare dreams to Colonel Maxwell the other day, but THE \{AN stopped him short with, .. you're too old to dream! .-.Incidentally, after Colonel Maxwell thrilled Saturday's Anniversary Dance crowd by placing a kiss on the lips of the n ewly crowned "Miss Tyndall he was renorted to have remarked, "I always did want to get in on one of those beauty contests!" ... When Capta.ln Burl<'hart was queried as to why he should want to go off to school, he replied, "Someone is going to have to be the Mayor of Tokyo! Cap tain Casey, Captain Wiseman, and Lts. Keiser and Ward and Mr. Bennett of the Post Exchange rate the "TARG)!:T'S" salute this week f'or thei.r part in staging the Anniversary Da,nce Also, the staff of this paper wishes to thank the Tyndallettes for their cooperation in the recent "Miss You Know Who" Contest .. Captain Shipmaker returned on Wednesday, and the "fact and figure" man snent most .of the day exchanging "hello's" Incidentally, Lt. Casper Harris, who has been assigned to assist the Post Administrative Inspector furnished one of the best stories of the weel<'. As he left the office one afternoon h e told his staff that he was goin g into town to visit an opto metrist who was a close friend of his. Later that afternoon a member of his staff esuied him walking down Harrison Avenue accompanied by another person--not the eye doctor, but "she certainly was a lovely sight for eyes in any condition!" We received a protest on one of the items in this column last week. lst/Sgt. Newsom of the 69th claim s that the lines we wrote about him might cause some folks to doubt his sobriety o n New Years Eve. In order to clarify the situation, we want it known that the damage to lst/Sgt. Newsom's car on that particul a r evening was i.ncurred through no fault of his own, and as far as we have been abl e to determine, the Sergeant was cold sober. (He is our First Sergeant) Cpl. Berna r d Backer, who has been doing the recent reporting for the ZEBRAS has been don e a n injustice in this issue. Under his picture w e have put the name "HARRY" Backer. (Our apolo_: gies, but we doubt if anyone would have mistaken his mustache!) Sgt. Hakeem, of the VENTURAS will probably go down in his tory as the first clerk at Tyndall Field to lose a man "in action". (Th e Great) Hakeem tur. ned in one of his recent morning reports with one man listed under the "Missing in Action" column. (The AntiVice Squad ought to .Classification's S/Sgt. Mangum has always been a shrewd predictor of t r ends, and last week he guessed right again. He figured that if he let his hair grow long e n o ugh, he might get a free haircut. (Fort y mem bers of the Personnel Section finally contributed one cent apiece, thus e n abling him to discard his "Veronica Lake Coiffure".) The "Lost and Found" Dept. (Capt. Silva) announces that a brown leather bag, with the initial s "J.H.J." engraved on it, was turned in shortly b efore Chri.stmas and no one has as yet claimed it. The bag contains sever a l valuabl e gifts, and i.t is requested that the wouldbe Santa Claus call for it as soon as ,possible. (With the proper identification, of course.) While on the subject of announcements, all men interested in forming a Tyndall Choral Group a r e r e quested to meet in the Recreation Hall at 7:00P.M. on Tuesday. (Mr. Fred Phillips will direct the male choristers.) ... Th e hounds were finally called off as Thurston and Wolf (feared lost i n northern .Jung les) showed up last worn and haggard from furlough experie nces ... Dick Underwood and several other deserving Non-Coms will be mentioned in the column on the left hereafter--that's what they got for winning their warrant officer bars And Sgt. Samiof,. of "Late News Bulletin" fame, claims "Peggy Satterlee was only a child when I knew her--but she's a BIG gir l now!"


>,;;.-"""P"ti.lilished every Saturday 1t,he Special' Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla,l SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER Captain w. H. Wiseman COMMANDING Col, w. A. Maxwell EDITOR Sgt. Milgaten DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING REPRODUCTION STAFF M/Sgt. Woodrow w. Busby S/Sgt, Henry D. Vest Jr. Corp. F .rancis 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. Loudis ART WORK S/Sgt, Oral Ledbetter Pfc, Marshall Goodman Corp. Frank Horn PHOTOGRAPHIC STAFF S/Sgt, WilHam Castle 8/Sgt. John Mitchell corp. Silas Upchurch TOPICS We'd like to quote 1 in part 1 our Commanding Ottioer, Colonel W .A.. Maxwell, in his mesaaae to the men ot Tyndall in the tirtt iiiUI ot the "TARGET" I "In this tirat isaue ot the Tyndall "TARGET", I wiah to extend. my best Wilhls tor its IUCCIIS and. to IXprlsl my conf'id.enoe that 1t will achieve its objective of' providing information and. recreati,on tor the aold.ilra of' Tyndall Field. .A. project of' thil ia a cooperative undertaking 1 r-A. q'iiir ina: con tribuuon f'rom many people We hope that Colonel Maxwell' con fidence haa boen tulf'111td. in the reapeat that we ha.ve, and intormation and. nareaUon the men ot Tyndall Field. We know that it hal been tult:llltd in the reapeot that we h&VI l'tH111VId. t ,hl 0101111t f'I'Om thl' V&l'iOUI diJI&I'tmtntl :c: &nd in-diVidUall upon whom the "TAP.GET" de pends. This issue markl the end. of' a year ot "TARGET" publication, and we :reel that the paper h&a aome a lons way in the past twelve mont hi as a c ompar 1son between this and the f'11"at ileues will instantly reveal. The progrese that we have made could. only have been reached throush that cooperation which we have previously mentioned.. And while on that aubject, we want to particularly expreaa our appreciation to 8/Sst. Oral.iJAdbet-ter, of' tht Department ot Tra.inina' Drafting Sta:r:r, and to Sst Francia Churchill, ot the Reproduction Department. Theae two Tyndall men have clivoted. many lona hour or their own .. Uml tow.arda the cona tant improvement ot: thta. paper, and we can honeatly 1ay that the ma.j or part o:r the &dva.naoment in the "T.A.R.GRT' s" typosraphy can b o -dt-l'tctly to thit duo. But tho "TA.ROIT" h&l niVII' been a two, throe, ar rourm&n job. publtaatton involvet d.o1tn1 of Trntta11 mtn eaah week, from tht reporter to tho m&nfln tho 1taplin1 dotail. laah oontribut11 hil 1har11 and :lt any one wen to ran to d.o h:LI part, the reault would. be noticeable. There toPe, to the men working w:l. th us now, and. to the former men or thil F:t.eld now on rore:t.sn ao:Ll1 who .contributed. to the "TARGET" wh:t.le here, we extend. hearty thankl tor their .part d.uring the paper' :tirat year.


H 69TH (RUGGED?) M. Cl arvoe,. Major, A.C., Executive; Har.ry Crissman, 2nd Lt., A .C., Adjutant; .and William Newsom, 1st. Sergeant. Gentlemen, I g:Lve you the 69th, formed, created and ized on July 7, of the Pr a, Ill, Qeu ld past year, at Tyndall.Fiela, Florida. To the men of the original squadron'who are now in Alaska, A1,1stralia, Africa or .China, we dedicate this column. The present organization is a combination of the former 69th Air Base Squad ron and the old Headquarters and Head outfit. There is hardl;y an ad.., .ministrative department_ on the Field that does not have at least a sprinkling of men from this organization in it. We point with pride to the numerous enlisted men, from first sergeants to buck privates, who have round the 69th a good background and a fine stepping stone. to elevate themselves to the commissione d ranks of the u.s. Army. We have representatives. from ever.y state in the Union, from Pfc. Meserve of Maine, to Sgt. Kintner of C .alifornia. Under the leadership of Major Clarvoe the 69th has emerged as an efficient and well organized squadron. With the cap able aid of Lt. Mills, Lt. Crissman am Sgt. Newsom, the squadron is looking forward to a year of greater achievements toward the ultimate end of bringing peace to T TBB CLOUD BOPPBI\8 .he original OLOUD ROPPERS_ were conce 1ve4 at Maxwell Field in Tent City #1 and .then were moved to the "Old Mu.p. The first mem .. ber of the outfit was John Aldridge, who, until recentlj, was 1st sergeant Pia. ld 1 t rea a ot. 1:fnd&ll 1 s Recniit .Detachment. The first.group of' men went from Max well to Eglin Field, and then. on to Tyndail. Our first top-kick was M/Sgt. Joe Young, then Dawson who was .followed bJ Junior Billith. Robert Kelly I!JUCCMded Slllith, and Kelly is our present capable firs. t sergeant. J oe B. Y oung now a master sergeant, is our line-cnief. His military record inclu d e s a peri od of service with a com p a n y started by Alexander Hamilton, of Revolutionary War fame. T/Sgt. Messena Jones recalls that we wer e the first. outfit at Tyndall to be issued planes, and that they were an AT.., 6 A a PT-17 an d a BT-13. The Operations Office in those days was a tent with wooden walls, a n d t he grass on the land ing f i eld had t o be cut regulariy to insure good landings and take-offs. Flying personnel at time include.d' Colone l Maxwell, Lt. ColoJ1el Jenkins, Lt. Col onel Waugh and Capta;ln Kevan. \ Flight operations were for a time conducted from the Armory in Panama City and the squadr o n was quarte_red at ):leacon Beach. The original roster included Young, Dawson, Kelly, Smith, Merritt, Meissner, Guidry, Buchwald, Sissom, Carter, Jones. ; F aulkner, Hodges, Rubin, Dreamer, DUgas, Whit e Curtis, Robitl.ette, Gole man, Hicks, New; Goodwin, Boudreaux l Childers 7 Jenkins, car den, Guillebeau, Desjardins, Waites and From the "Old Mill" at Maxwell Field these men came to form a squadron which has since done itself pr. oud and in years to come will bring back memories to those who have helped to its envi< able l ine-maintenance record. To the men who have left the outfit for assignments, elsewhere, we dedicate this column. We know that they will give a g o od account of themselves whereever they are and in whatever they do. THE <:) u r organizati on started-out at Tyndall Field, under the name of the "69th"' with Tom Niolon as acting-first se.rgeant. Ni olon was suc c eeded by Bob Endsley, and both of t h e s e men are now lie, l,Jtenants in the AAF However Bob and Tom remained with us long e n ough for us to appreciate their leadership general The 69th at -that time was known as the "Security Security patrols were on duty twenty.-four hours per day. and then there was always. an "alert" sqqad. All the boys 'in this outfit had to fall out on the double in full regalia three. whistles were heard. Our .fast est time for falling out and getting into trucks was 58 seconds flat---and brother tha,t was fastl


. --f) (I . .. .. . .. . -. "" .. --" ' -. -. -. ----.. Late in the S-pring of last year our name was changed to the Materiel Squadron, with Marshall Hoskins as the 1st Sergeant. (Hoskins is now attending o.c.s.). Short ly after that, along about June, our name was changed again, and Sgt. P.M. O'Neil took over the "top-kick" reins with Major John M. Wilkins as the c.o. and Lt. Leforce as the Adjutant. pointed C.O. of the Band and we startea----giving the boys at Tyndall the kind of Some of the leading old timers of the outfit are Sgts. Ryan, Coffey, MartiH, Cartwright, Mullins, Bull and Elmo Morris, who, incidentally, is recognized as one of the best clerks on the Field. The security of tnis Field depends on the Guard Squadron, .and the boys are on guard every hour of the day and night, vigilant and ever watchful. The M.P.s up. town are there to see that the boys have a non-boisterous good time. In case of fire, or any other emergency, our guards are ready and able to take over. The men in this outf1t come from all walks of life, and are as human and friendly as the next fellow. In their capacity as guards they share an important respo!lsibili ty---and they realize that above all, their duty comes first. An interesting note. about the squadron personnel is that it has more boys from Tain-pa, Fla., than from any other city. And last, but not least, the wish to thank committee for their swell Christmas party. The salute goes to Sgts. Paul Hamilton, T. A. Marshall and Cpl. Willie Mashburn. -Cpl. Sam Marotta THE BOILERMAKERS Tyndall F ield Band was formed in October, 1941 and the cadre was made up o f four experienced music tans from Fort Bragg. Sgts. Coul trap, Stol'El', Sirianni and Marquette were the "Four Musketeers". Cpl. wm. The aggregate length of service put-in by this quartet is 60 years, and that's a lot of' time no matter how you look -at it, The cadre -was sent to Maxwell Field where the open positions in the organization were _filled in by the enlistment of many talented musicians soon after the memorable December 7th. The Band left Maxwell for Tyndall Field early in June, 1942. Captain Walter F. Silva, Assistant Post Adjutant, was music they wanted. We were kept quite busy prepating for concerts at the U.S.O. and various Fjeld: dances in addition to the regular duties of a Post Band. Our latest performance: for a radio audience was on the recent! C.B.s. "Spirit of 143" show. In the' -past, the :band has played a leading part in the weekly radio programs sponsored by the P.R.O., and hope to continue doing so. Most of the assignments for the dances and radio programs have been handled by an organization within the Band called' the "Rhythm Pilots" and these boys have been beating out music that rates with the best of the professional jive bands N VENTURAS ot quite two years ago, March 1, 1941, to be exact, the VEN TURAS came into existance at Maxwell Field. Since that day, many changes have taken place, and for the benetit of the men now in the squadron, Cpl. Jeme Freeman we thought it might be interesting to give you a brief history of the outfit. To name a few of the "firsts"--Lt. E. H. Don was our, first C .o., and Raymond (better kriown as "Slim") Austin was the firs t man to be assigned to the organization. S/Sgt. Bayard Littell was appointed fst Sergeant, and the other men who made up the original roster were Pvts. Barbier, Carpenter, Cabbage, Holman, Naill, Mcintosh, Powell and Regan. The man to receive the first promotion was none other than "Slim" Austin---to "Pfc., Specialist 5th In September; the squadron was moved from Maxwell Field to Eglin, and from there, in December, they left for Panama City. In the interim, Lt. Walter F. Sil va had succeeded Lt. Don, and Lt. Silva in turn, was relieved by Lt. Canzoneri On the 26th of December we were moved out to Tyndall Field and Captain Wilkins took over as our C.O. We were assigned our first plane on March 14th. M/Sgt Reynolds was appointed Line-Chief with T/Sgt. Dawson as his assistant. Shortly thereafter, 1st Sgt. Littell .,. left for o.c.s. and Sgt. Barbier took .. e-.


... .. over in his place. Also about that. time, Lt. Keating Wilkins, until Jun_e lOth, when Lt. George Schr.ock became our C.O. On November ls t, Lt. Lyman was assigned to the squadron as Adjutant and two weeks later, Lt. J. Reid relteved Lt. Schrock. The above willgive you a fair idea of the events that have transpired since the activation of the squadron. There will be many more changes made; men will be transferred, and new ones will be as-signed, but one thing is certain, the spirit and tradition which has been built up by the and present members will live on. Our job as mechanics and armorers is to "Keep 'Em Flying and Firing" --and is just what w a intend to do, to the best of our ability until Hitler and Tojo call it quits. (This is a sad day for your reporter. They say that all good things must come to aQ_end, and I'm sorry to say that this is.my last column for the VENT.URAS. I have been transferred to another outfit on the Post, and believe me, fellas, I'm not the least bit happy about it. Pfc. Fred Johnson 'will take over next week, so I'll say'"so long", and I'll be seeing you around the Post.) T THE ZEBRAS he ZEBRAS were. aci tivated at Maxwcll j Field, Alabama, cnl August 15, 1941. The j original complement: of men consisted one -off1cer and three enlisted men. Three months later the outfit's strength Pfc, Harry Backer was increased to fifty men and thirty days later we were transferred to Tyndal1 Field with Lt. J. J. Pitt,inger as. our c.o., and Rex Terrell as our 1st --. Sergeant. Captain S.E. Williams (then a. lieutenant) assume d command on December { 30, 1941, andremained at the heim until April 1, 1942. Captain Williams is now the C.O. of the Air Base Headquarters Squadron at Fort Myers, and Rex Terrell is a ftrst sergeant of one of the school at the same Field. Daniel Hirsch, now a 1st Lieutenant, took over the 1st Sgt. assignment from March to June, under the command of Lt. William Marchesi. The ZEBRAS were convetted into a De of Training squadron in Septem ber, losing all their former "linemen", mechanics and ships to other units on the Field. Since that time the men of this outfit have been responsible for the training of thousands of aerial gunners, who have been sent to the four corners of the earth to fight the enemy in the skies. Our present c.o., Lt. Benjamin Shields, has been in command since August 20, of last year,. and has been chiefly responsible in shaping the squadron into the swell outfit that it now is. J .T. Lee to.ok over the first sergeant's duties o" September 1, 1942, and has been doing an excellent Job at :tt ever since. "Old Faithful", S/Sgt. Cliff ("Pop") Bender, our ace personnel clerk, is the onlyman remaining in our squadron who was with the original group that carne down from Maxwell Field. (In his time: he has probably handled more than a thousand different service records. Our outstanding soldier was T/Sgt. "Rugged" Mills, now witll the RED BIRDS. Mills was our acting-first sergeant at v arious times, and has done much in making good soldiers of our recruits. T MEDICWOES he initial cadre of' enlisted. men, compos-,, ed .of Sgts. Bratcher, Jackson, Kory, (now a lieutenant) and Pfc. Groover hereJ from Eglin on October 1, 1941. This. group was joined by ten men from. Maxwell Field at Sgt. c. Lubly a later date. On December 24,.. the Post Dispensary. was moved from the Recreation Area in Panama City to Beacon Beach. Ja.nuary 5, 1942, was a very cold day in Montgomery, Alabam .a, when the largest group of enlisted men arrived there only to .find that not a soul knew where he was supposed to go. After some deliberation, it was definitely decided that they were not destined to be cadets. A seven-day step-over was endured at the "Old Mill" before two thirds of the boys were convoyed to Tyndall, and the remaining placed onD.S. at Maxwell. The present detachment barracks were occupied on Marc h 5, 1942. (A few weeks \


later the men were busy sewing on their stripes.) Sgt. Paui Marsh was the first of the Detachment to leave for O.C.S., and Sgts. Byers, Mathews and Kory followed. We have now contributed two new M.A.C.'s, one 'Engineer c orps and one Ordnance Officer from the Detachment. Just recently, we have heard from our former'Sergeant-Maj,or, M/Sgt. Peavy. He is somewhere in England as a cal)tain in the M.A.C. We envy a few of our group that are somewhere in Africa only in that they have someone to police UlJ their barracks (?). make their beds and shine their. shoes. ORDNOTES Our Ordnance company was activated at Eglin Field in July of 1941, with Sgt. Carlisle, now stationed in England, as acting first sergeant. Sergeant Ridulph, our present "top-kick",. was the company's T/Sgt. Ken Witham clerk in its infant days. There was a total of eight men in the original outfit, but before moving to Tyndall, we expanded to. many times that Just before the "exodus" a grand. beer party was:._staged on a beach near Eglin, and with.songs by Charlie Spa:l.n, dancing by Pvt. Long, and imitations by Mahonchak and Rabas, there wasn't a dull moment. Captain. Mitchell, then a lieutenant, was our C.O. A detachment had been at Tyndall several months before the main cpml)any came down in February of '42. Sgts. Burnett, Ratley, Lange, Bell and several of the boys still with the com were members of the first Tyndall group. In August of this year, we split our happy group and quite a few of the boys were sent down to Fort Myers. Also, many of the enlisted men went off to o.c.s. about this time. (Scott, Moody, Scherer, Schwartz, Smith and Waller were among the first to go off to off'icer's trai-ning Many of the officers and "G.I.'s" have come and gone, and m-any events of note have happened, but these remain among the more memorable occasions: Sgt. Rabas going orftliestage of the Ritz Theatre and doing and being chased off the stage and up the aisle by M.P.'s Scherer's singing Cpl. mon's paino playing Meeting 1st Sgt. Riney; now at Fort Myers, returning from early Mass every morning Peeping at: the stars thru. burnt holes in the tents at Eglin Lts. Hutchinson and Gilmore, now in England Sgt. Bell, while drill ing, given the order "Left Flank!" doing a smart right flank movement and con tinuing in the open for many a yard T SIGNALlERS yndall's first com= munications by tele phone were carried on with the aid of a BD-14 switchboard (the type used in the field' by the Army) a lantern, and a weak-burning oil burner. Tbe Signal personnel had to havej Sgt. Wm. Hines a working knowledge of all three, as failure to keep any one of. them going would slow up the process of communications. Lt. John Thorpe w as our firs t Signal Officer, and at one time was also the. Weather Officer, Post, and nications Officer. He was promoted to Cantain last Spring and was recently transferred to another Field The Captain's original company consisted of fourteen men, all of' whom had .to be able to do any phase of signal work. Foster was a truck: driver during the day and a switchboard operator at night. Stansberry and Newton were linemen, and Phelps, who has transferred, was the company clerk worked in the Armory. The Armory nt that time was the "downtown" office. Since then Signal Office has ac qu:l.red a very modern automati.c telephone system, ten civilian employees, thirteen enl:l.sted men, and at present, four Sig nal Officers. Lt. Noble is the Post Signal Officer. The jump from the BD-14 switchboard to the nrusent set-up was not as smooth and ea!>y as it sounds. There was plenty of work.to be done, and plenty of laughs to be had on the way. Fourteen rookies came to Tyndall back in January of last year expecti.ng to find of Field, but /


f'ourteen more disfrlusioned Signal men who were moving barracks to 'barracks and not being able to remain any s-pot longer tha_n a week. At last we all moved in on the Finance boys, and. was that a sla-p-ha-p-py barracks. (This is no re-flection on the Financ_ e De-pt., it I 5 .1USt OUr Way Of Sa.yi'ng that We had a lot of there.) At any rate, the growth the Signal is-characterlstic the growth of Tyndall. Today, the Field is a cry the Tyndall of _last year at this time. 8 THEGUNNERIIAKERS efore going into a history our squadron, we would like to pause and -pay tribute to a C.O. of ours Lt. Clayton C. Hill left us for combat duty late last summer. U-pon hls de-par ture, we, as a attem-pted to convey to Lt. Hill our deepest a-p-precia tion the manner in which he commanded the organization. We knewwewere losin_g a and one of the swellest guys that any of us could ever ho-pe to know We didn't know that several months. later he would be lost in action that his personal qualities wouldbelos. t forever, to everyone those who knew him, the .. news of his loss was a pretty j oTt to take .. Ta-ps blew a lifetime too soon Lt. Hill. On August 15, 1941, Uncle Sam announced the birth or a baby squadron which was de.stined to become. a credit to the AAF :and so play a leading role in the training of. the Aerial Gunne .r. This baby got to a bang-up start by taking 1 n a group new recruits under the _capable supervision of.Lt. Kenneth P. Miller. 1st Sgt. Kenda and Line.-Chief Walter E. Peterson proceeded to send the men to various schools and began to tratn the men wh9 remained. By January 1942, most of the men had returned school and were well tratned as Alr Radio men, Armorers and at other-essential jobs. The squadron had now moved to Tyndall _Field, a line had been established, Cap 'tain Hunter (now a MaJor) had been ap fiOinted C.O., fllanes had been assigned to the outfit, the recruits had become fullfledged and in many cases were high ranking Non-Coms, and a : recor:d was being set that other squadrons are still -finaing it hard to hold a candle to. c.o.s changed rapidly, but the outfit was 1:1-lways fortunate in having _some of, 'the Field's best. as their com.:: mander. Also, we had other officers as< signed to .us in various capacities and we .. take pride., in mentioning that Lts. .. ;,Jack Little, Eugene Englebrecht and Ca-ptain Walter F. Silva were at one time or another associated with the squadr-on. A..c. Miller is our present C.O., and 1 .. .,.iie. is carrying on the work \.\ '. 1 rJ>. egun_ 'Qy these. other >:' i:n:.the Spring '42, 1st Sgt. Kenda wi!s 'promoted to the rank of T/Sgt. and 'made assistant to M/Sgt Peterson, down ;; the line. S/Sgt. Charles suc J Kenda, but soon gave it u-p in : Aerial Gunner's wings. S/Sgt. Buty Wester replaced but he too had other amb.itions and soon left us for. ,.a .... g 'l,;LQ.er-pilot training. Wester was fol' by a sup-ply sergeant by the name 'i!.aylor, and he's still hanging around for air. ''iTtie:. GUNNER MAKERS have had their ups, .. but their biggest change came i:n t :he Fall of '42. Amid lol'\g tears and foaming beers, old i, friends said good-bye as the squadron w ;as .. disbanded under its original form as a "li. p.e" Instead of' mechanics, t,he .::iquadron becamF with oodles -.(:jf. boys affectionately known as "f'ive" .. week" wonders." '.These three-striped instructors have one. the most important assignroents on the Field, that o f making sure that every gunner leaving Tyndall Field knows the .basic elements of everything .that will be required him as a n Aerial Gunner. -lst/Sgt. Lloyd Taylor A FINANCE FANFARE f'ter we were .told. that we were. to write --a short history of' Tyn(la_ll' s Finance De.. tachment; we star ted reaqing Gibbon Is "De:dline and Fall of' the Empire."We l'abc;>red and labored and f''ln .ally brought sn. Felix Leon forth a mouse. But, as Pf'c. Johnny Farr, Finance man to be stationed at Tyndall "Build a better.. F .1nance :Office and everyone and his brother will to your door."


After a month of solitary splendo-r, Johnny was Joined by Lts. Shofner and McKnight, and shortly afterwards, T /Sgt. Underwood and Pfcs. Morgan and Brandt came from Maxwell's "bonny braes". A week later an escaped crew of Field. Artillery gunners captured the Finance Office and with resounding cries of "Can-' nnneers Post!" and "To the rear of your piece!", they spread ruin and destruction. They were later identified as Pvts. Anderson, Beegle, Blazak, Costigan, Cloony and Hanak. Things were quite until June, when a wave of Infantry deployed around the barracks. Some were caT'tured;. some are still uni.dentified; and some may stHl be at large in the 69th, (Rugged?). All of this crew may be recognized by the single phrase, "You think it's tough here, why at Fort McClellan----". At t his point we_ wish to announce that due to prior commitments we must continue. next week. Remember Chapter #14, of the "Perils of Pauline". Come for the morning show. There will be a special treat for the kiddies. W BUZZ BUGS e have been blessed by the arrival of three new men, recently, in the form of Pvts. Cummins, Car ter and Simes. All three are late of the C.A.A. Tower School in Fort Texas. We tri.ed to tell Pvt. Fred Weller them that they would be sergeants in three months but they only laughed and said, "We know!" In that they were wiser than Pvt. Garrett, who st111 entertains a few .illusions about sixteen promotions. Pfc. Green to this semi-tropical, sub-zero, youcanhaveit "paradise" after a ten-day furlough in men is men and women is women." To Pvt. Rogers goes the prize of one celluloid frying pan for having the p1c ture' of the best looking girl in the barracks. (My Gawd, 1s nothing sacred?) Incidentally, he is the only .lad in the barracks who has a picture of a girl. I am not counting Sgt. Allen's picture because every ti.me he has an argument with her he turns it around; and every time he turns it around, the rest of the outflit -ak'Eis a beating. (Please send roses as I am allergic to Ullies.) Congratulations to Sgt. Erwin, who Staff this month. S/Sgt. Erwin has been in the radio bus-iness twelve years, and as soon as the rest of us have been in that long, we'll be Staff too, -you just THE RED BIRDS Weve come a long way since we were activated in March, 1941, and what should take several pages to describe, will have to be confined to this column. Many old and new faces have passed through the orderly roorrdoor, and few1 are the pioneers who remain. M/Sgt. R. Houston was the RED BinD'S first top kick, and Johnny Hamilton, now a Tech Sergeant in the Chief Clerk's Office took care of the clerical work. In the course of events, Dean ton took the reins. We moved to Tyndall in the early part of December, 141, for the first four we were ,1acks of-all-trades -roadbuilders, stullrp diggers and landscapers "Two-Gun'' held sway and was going strong. Well we remember his shouti.ng our daily marching periods on the ramp ... and (PLUS) 5 mile hikes which caused usl to adopt a new name, "The Flying Infant rymen". What an airplane looked like to us at that time was a matter of debate. Our first ship came-"What kind is it?", "How many men will.work on it?" ... "Will it actually fly?" Eventually, more planes arrived and we became aware of the importance of part in the function of Tyndall Field as an Aerial Gunnery School. "Two-Gun" fjnally faded from the scene and we came back to earth.. Ken Stitt took over very capably until he left for o.c.s. (He 1s now a 2nd Lieutenant in the AAF.) We turn now to the cornmtssioned officers who were associ'ated with our squadron--and we can say without prejudice that they were and are of the best. Our memory takes us back to the time that Lt. (now a Captain) William H. Wiseman assumed command. Lt. Singleton was his aide, and together they a solid foundation for the budding organization. Lt. John Des Portes, our first C.O. to wear wings, succeeded Lt. Wiseman, and Lt. Des Partes gave way to Lt. Shields, who in turn, was replaced ..


... e .. by Lt. Francis Keirn, our present C.O. In addition to Lt. Keim, our royal family at the moment consists of Lt. Hutchens, Adjutant; Lt. Advey, Engineering Officer; and John R. Heidema, First Sergeant. : We are proud of the job th.a. t these men are doing. F THE BROWN BOMBERS URLOUGHS! That's the word that is being bandied around days, fellas. It's been that way ever since Sgt. Daniel, .Cpl. Carter and Pfcs. Tobias and Lupoe didn't get the furloughs they were looking forward to. You should have seen -the creases -in Sgt. Daniel's pants, and in his face, when he about faced after his furlough was rejected. Cpl. _Carter plans .to take his furlough out in Panama City with a cute li,ttle number whom I wish to anonymous Ffrst Sergeant Long won the jitterbug contest on Sunday night because he had Pfc. Redmon's girl all to himself Pfc. Exell (Romeo) Williams blew his top on his furlough fn,Pensaeola and Mobile. He had his share of cheroka and debs, whiie Pfc. Tobias had his property in Panama City t;;ewed up What do you think of Pvt. William Baker, who had a bird in his hand with a bush idea in hishead -which accounts for all ofPfe; Gaylord's birds. The BOMBERS are moving in and the rest of the boys are moving out because we are applying tactics -the chick go for that solid jive Pvt. Bass was in town Saturday night trying to buy some haiT tonic. (Just be tween you and me a chlek confided that he had an empty patch on the top of his head Pfc. Williams is trying to persuade the top-kick to stay out of town in order to keep him awl!,)' from his cheroka Pvt. Willis. doesn't say much -I wonder Whf? More next time, folks, 'Bye now! -Cpl. Marvin Carter 0 WHITt Ii'LlBimS ur C.O. has requested )'ours .tru1y te .act' as your for this publiea t ion, and when Lt. Somervell re.quests--. So, as of today, I'll try my hand at Walter Winehelling and will do my best. to keep you .informed as to what's what Being wished upon you as your scribe, your cooperation .is sincerely solicited. Please pass on to me any news that may be of interest to the boys. If it's fit to print, it will appear :tn the TARGET and your name will be mentioned. It's easy, just keep alert. For example, tlte other night I saw a number of soldiers crowding in front of the Cook's barracks, way, are neighbors of ours, (tM. e aceounte. for the and your reporter lost no time in investigating cause for this mob scene. To amazement, I found the cooks, after a hard day of messing putting on a show called, "Arsenic and Cpl. w Solomon Old Linen". In my opinion the show was a great success. So you see, there is' never a dull moment at Tyndall, and surely not in. YOUR room. We wish to welcome back our lst/Sgt., R.C. Scott and our Line Chief, M/Sgt. C. Sehamberg, 'Who have returned from well earned furloughs. T/Sgt. Roy rowed in from his furlough using a rain cheek for a transportation ticket. The people :i.n Oh:i.o are carrying their patriotism to the extreme -they use row boats in the streets in order to conserve rubber. S/Sgt. D. Hale would've been talking today in terms of "We" bad he gotten the extension that h e w 1.red for. However, he hasn't dropped the J.J.ea, and i1' anyone knows of an available apartment, please communicate with the writer. Some people act fast. Take Sgt. Whittington. He took no chances with extensions, he DOOD IT, and today he's one of the happiest and most homesick men on the Field. Do you him ? S THE BLUE B1BD8 orne of the fellows have been wondering why the Mess Hall man ages to close on time but never can open when .it should, pecially in the mornings All the bot8 seem to be quite pr oud of our new planes. Pt A. J., sn .. d They're the same model as those which General D ,ooHttle used on his trip from "Shangri La" Lt. Long, our C.O., says he is sweating out 3rd .pilot. Pvt. Nick R\JSSO, our new mail orderly. rode. the squadron biey,ele up to Person-


nel and it mysteriously We don't know who the rogite is, but we_haye our suspicions. such as T/Sgt 'Boyle, who is always worrying about the gas ration --and bicycles. don't use petrol. w THE. CANWU 'ell boys we will all be together for the next three Satur day nights -to re ceive our fnnoculation "shots". But who cares if we are 'getting those TUREE INCH needles wi _th propei lers on the. ends. of Pt. 1 'llaatroeDi them. WOWJ A certain little fellow from this squadron was confined to the hospital. Why? Love-sick, of course. He w as asked by_ one of the doctors how he felt. "Not s o .hot, sir", he answered. "Are you asked the doctor, "No, I was drafted", replied the.G.I. I'm not the fellow who would you his name, but 'his tni tialS .John L. M/Sgt. Barker and T/Sgt. h8:'Ve just discovered the comforts; of our Day Room. We all wonder what's so ing. We take. this opPortunity to welcome back our C.O., Lt. Peter Weis, who. en jored a few dars up North we were visited b) a small fr-iend. of ours, '1' /Bgt. Fewell. The tables were kind' of rust)', but the bo)'s enj ored that 11 ttle game, "baseball". Lt. Bridgeford. our Adjutant, is now exploring the pleasures .of a shOrt leave around a "'bend", -south Bend, Indiana, ,, believe. .sgt Cofer and .Cpl. Willia.lil 8ritit)i jrere read)' to leave on tbeh fur.:: loughs, but; they've ail beerr 1t.ancelled until??? Cheer up bors -look (l.t me, Itfti smiling (One good smile and mr fac. e would crack) Pfc Miles, one of our bo)'s at Personnel, did a good job in the of T/Sgt. Trakimas. Keep up the,. good work. Hope be back next week with mor e flashes -ui\tu. then, "Keep 'Em Flringl ". ./ S APALA...:CBATTER fergeant Major Joe Trombitas left us this week' tor the wilds of Connecticut. He. to t h e most of his furiough b)' beginJ:ting constr.uct1on on his cabin near a lake. It seems that Joe bought some lake front propert)' several month ago and is-planning to build himself nice hunting lodge there. Lt. Manzi, Director o f Training here -at Apalach, :i.s supervising the construe tion of a recreation hall for the stu dent gunners. It is to btJ called' th "Apalach Hunting Lodge". Decoration will include stuffed a,..lligators, s .nakes and other reptiles that -are found i I this vicini t)'. 1 Sgt. Carpenter's advice to the love. lorn this week is_prettr much .history; however, it does have its points if .proper 1)' followed through. Quote,' "Do not date the same chicken :too of'ten,. bti-t plar the field, for : there are more to t'pom, and bel!fides there. is less dange. r of becoming :bored. Van Russell ttte 2nd, has j1Uit returned f'rom the Florida .State Coll_ege for Women. e .trange what the price of. admis 'si(m is t -hese days :_butter was the fee :l,n this case Having becomemore than a RUssell is now rationed in the ditli' ng room of that institution; asers. ; he J!IUSt still star in t own. Elliot, the Georgia Peach, has won the ttt.le of being the camp's biggest liar. No. illa.tter what anrone ha:s said, there is. alwars someone from ildultrie .who has done it bett$r. Incidsntallr, the object of. his affection is in town, and'once again he. from stem to. s _tern. ..;sgt Murph7 8 p REI'ORTS .ququets to usl How about that im proved service at the P.X.? You have : : to admit.that it's better. We know that there is still room for improvement and the manage.-nt.is tr)'ing hard. Congratule.tions to Pvt. Fred Web, who f'inall)' lett on' .hil!f furlough .Breo.thebre, did )'OU notice that locket chain around a .cert&in roung man's neck at th" tobacco counter ? What could that mean? Could th8re possiblf be r()mance lur)(ing in tho,e dream)' eres ot.Stelia Strock? If so, jrt must concern that blond IfJO'I,l hear a slight disturbance around the l'.X.-, it's all about who is going to share whose room in the new units we-'ll sorrr to io._e Alice Hanrahan -we _bear that she is 'leaving for We: wer e glad to know that Mrs. Kaiier has. joind Keiser and is now resid-. inr; in Panama Cit)'. q(\Jee )'OU week -Clyde S. Gra)'


KIN OF TYNDAlL MESSAGE CENTER CLERK PENS INSPIRING VERSE ON "OLD GLORY" One of the highlights of the gallant stand made by the American and Filipino forces on Corregidor occured on the day a shell fragment during a Jap bombardment split the halyard holding our flag to the top of the flagpole. Three soldiers, two Americans and a Filipino rushed to the top of Corregidor fortress and caught the flag before it touched the ground, repaired the damage under heavy shell fire and hauled the Colors back to the top of the pole. As a tribute to this heroic act, a cartoonist for a leading New York newspaper drew a cartoon depicting the scene. And it was from this cartoon that Detective George L. O'Connor of the Missing Persons Bureau, drew the inspiration to write the following poem on the display of "Old Glory": "They shot away the flagpole and Old Glory started down; But our boys forgot the danger and it never reached the-ground. They bombed our heroes' fortress, they outnumbered ten to one, But our flag was put back flying by a Yank without a gun. And here we have our freedom, we can sleep and work and save-Yet Old Glory seldom is seen, when all should hang it up to wave. Let 1 s get out our blazing colors-that grand Red, White and Blue, And show the Nazis and the Japs our democracy is true! Let it wave from home and office, from shop and factory, And show the world that we Americans will keep ou r liberty! So if they shoot away the flagpole, try to pull Old Glory down, We know how to face the danger --it will never reach the ground! The poem, which Mr. O'Connor called "A Symbol of Democracy" has appeared in publications of the "Flag-in-Every Home Committee". It was passed on to the "TARGET" by Mr. O'Connor's nephew, Pfc. James O'Connor, of Tyndall's message center. Jimmy must have inherited some of his uncle's artistic tal-.ent, as he too has written several poems, one of which appeared in a Sep tember issue of the "TARGET". THE SERGEANT Who is that man of haughty mien, With chest and peanut bean And movements like a Ford machine? Why, sonny, that's the Sergeant! Who's busy as a bumble bee, To get you up at And shout's your name in strident key? Why bless you! That's the Sergeant! Who yells, "Right Dress" and "Right by And gets as mad as all outdoors-And sends you out to do the chores? You're right, that's the Sergeant! Who carries all the world's disgrace Writ in furrows on his face, And looks for.trouble every place?. Why! That must be the Sergeant! Who cries, "Fall in!" and when you do, Says, "As you were, you rough-neck crew," "Foursright about!" "I'll put you Why sure, that's like the Sergeant! Why does the poor boy act this way? Will he be a general some day? No, sonny, quite the other way .For Hell is full of Sergeants. (Author unknown) "TAKE-OFF ON THE TUNE, "JINGLE BELLS" Tyndall Queen, Tyndall Queen, Tyndall all the way, Oh, what fun it is to vote For my frowsy Daisy Mae. DID YOU ANSWER THAT LETTER FRON HONE? Did you answer that from home Did you write the folks today And tell them that you're okay? 'Cause you know how they worry When you're far away. Did you write to the one who's been true,. Who says a little prayer each night for you? Altho' you're far apart, Those words may cheer an aching heart. So let them know that you miss them too""' Write that letter tonight! (Sam Braveman and Bob Kahn)


Of the thousands of gunners graduated from the .ft..AFGS at Tyndall Field, few find opportunity to write back. Of these, fewe r still express themselves as clearly and effectively as S/Sgt. Thomas A. Stephens of Class 42-45. He basi just won a promotion from the sergeant's rating given him at Tyndall. S/Sgt. Stephens' letter, addressed to Col. W. A. Maxwell, Commanding, is as he wrote it except for deletion of some personal expressions to.Col. Maxwell. "I've been transferred here to----------, and assigned to a combat crew. We are now in our second phase and I'm hoping the third (combat) comes around soon.***' "I've been very lucky in being placed with a good crew. ***There's such a difference in having a good crew and a bad one. All these men are anxious to learn the proper procedure pertaining to everything on the ship. They realize the folly of kidding themselves during a flight, and our crew is really on the beam. We bring down myriads of Japs each night in our barracks. "This reminds me, Sir, and it's the opinion of every man who went to Tyndall that those at Tyndall are the best barracks anywhere in the country. Boy, what they wouldn't give for those beds and conveniences! ***Somehow though, it makes a man feel more honest when he's made to undergo a little hardship in these times. To have it too easy, one would feel like a cheat.*** "The more I see of this country of ours, the more do I wish that I had more to give than Just myself. I've always felt the plight of those across the water and know the meaning of oppression as few others. And to think of our people being subjected to a like to!'ment is enough to make one go mad. I'm one of thirteen children, Sir, so you see I have more to fight for than high It makes me wish that I'll be gtven an opportunity to offer myself, whatever the cost, to further the aim of .my superiors in any capacity at all. "No thrill or satisfaction will be greater than the one I'll get when I can write you from over there of having brought dow. n one Qf our enem;)'. And IJiaybe it's unf'air to my crew, but I sincerely hope that we're given.the most difficult assignment they've "Up there, floating through space, watching the toy autos and doll houses and dots of cattle and sheep, it does something to a man. It makes one feel so insignificant and such a small part of things. "8efore I close, I'd like to write of what one feels up there ip the birdland, it's of the world when seen f'rom the sky:, "Great, wide, beautjful, wonderful world, Wi tb .ynur wonderful waters around you curled, And the giant trees upon your crest, World---you are beat\fif'ully dressed The wonderful sky is over me, And the powerful wind is shaking the tree. Oh, wonderful earth, how far'do you go--With your wheat fields that nod And your rivers that flow. I gaze upon you for thousands of miles And see castles, ranches, houses and isles; You are so great and I am so smail, I tremble to think of you, world, at all. "The world answered back: 'Though I am so great And you are such a dot, You can love and think, And the earth cannot.'" \


fThe Yardbird 5 i --,----,---=-\. Great Day, the ole Yardbird is dun steppet rite in the garbige all ovur agin.i 1 is sho dun bin mistreeted an awrul used up this weak. Ma kommunikashuns systim dun got crossed up in the past ruw daze an i reckons their is kwite a fellers wunderin who I wuz, who i is an a konsiderabul amount uv othur things j a ruw daze ago i wuz whut is knone as a rlyin gadget. but I aint no ':\'hin the man intervued me in reegards ter navygashun schule an axed me ter sho; him whut i wud do irrn I got lost. So, nacherly, i spit in rna lert han an jet it with the rust two ringurs uvma rite han an whichever way it wint wuz rna luck wuzn't so gud that day an it rluw rite in rna 1. I never kwallyried. : Well, they dun shippet me-as a yardbird, ter sum rorrin territoree called Ark-. fnsaw. It aint so nice hear, irrn yall nose whut i meens. whin the man had ; looket at all rna kwallyrtcashuns an ot I cant do nothin he put me ovur with the rekreeashun orrisur. He is got a glee club an a orkestra an konsiderabul. I othur things that seems ter be reel close ter his hart, an he jest cant rigger ot. l\ ow cum i aint as inthoosyastic as he is. But, I tried rna best t .er be a good, wurkin, sho nurr dawg lovin soljer an heer they is dun maid. 'rne a water boy; a no count band. Wun uv thirn peekulyar moosishans jest axed me, axed me W'y -o, irrn i cud carry secund tinner rur "Yore, so young an the nites so beeyouti-! kin yo imagin. i is jest aboot reddy tervoluntere fur the gardhouse so's) 1 kin leed a happy lire agin. Well, I reckon i'd better be agoin----------------. ---The Yardbird (No. 1) LEDBETTER I,UN' HERR. SCHLINKEL, VELL BOA.RC FESHI!Il6 80A1' Ufll' SEARCH fOP. FOOC, 'STAN' BY L TO soo


By Captatn Walter Si lua I t all took place at Maxwell Field, Alabama. What did? Well, let's put it this way, there were no Tyndall Field squadrons on February 28, 1941, but on the next day, eight brand new, organizations were put on display. The number of men represented in this mass activation was not as large as one might suspect. Each organization had a sergeant, a squadron clerk, an acting supply sergeant, and other basic personnel, namely--one recruit, each. Later on, as more men were assigned to the squadrons, the combined units took over Tent City #2. Every man that had was ordered school almost as soon as he was put on the squadron We had calisthenics at 7:00 A.M. those days, and an had to be present to make sure that the exercises were "en,1oyed". It was not unusual to see or twenty men limbering up. All other men, it seemed, were on Guard Duty or K.P. The older men will remember May 30, 1941, I'm sure. That was the day we moved into the hostelry that had no peer, the "Old M1.ll". Everybody was on one floor, except the boys in the top bunks of the double deckers. "All the squadrons shared the same orderly room, and many were the gallons spray that 'lte used to try and kill the mosquitoes. Looking back on those days, however, I believe that we all had. a pretty good time. There were hardly ever any more than four or five of'fipers. Iio. t all the boys were at the "Old Mili"; however, some were at Gunter Field learning how to handle wrenches and oil cans in preparation for becoming mechanics. In June we had our first taste of "Foreign Service". We were all picked up and sent over to Selma, Alabama, for a couple of weeks. It wasn't known as Craig Field But they did have some airplanes that had to be servi. c .ed and some places that had to be guarded. We w ere back in the "Old Mill" early in July and things went along smoothly. Then we heard about the Panama City Recreation Camp and made arrangements to spend four or five days near our future "home". Early Monday morning, August 4, we loaded up the trucks and started off for Panama City. We arrived in Opp, Alabama, just in time for lunch. Everyone in town knew we were coming, and had gathered in the town park to meet us. Each citi.zen brought along some food, ranging from biscuits to fried chicken and cake and pie. That particular luncheon will undoubtedly be remembered by every man who was in the organization at that time. best wishes from the Mayor, we got back in the trucks and drove to Panama City. Here again, the townspeople outdid to show us a good time. In addition to a boat ride and deep-sea fishing parties, they also sponsored a dance for us at the Armory. We had brought along so.me machine guns and pistols, and early one morning we drove out to "Tyndall Field" --and got lost trying to find the Gulf of Mexico. We drove along a sandy road for quite a stretch, only to find that we wrong way. We turned the entire convoy around and retraced our steps, only to find that a construction gang had come along, cut a road at right angles to our trail, and mar oc e d us on the wrong .side of a six foot ditch. Eventually, we reached the beach. They were really five eventful days, and we hated to pack up and return to Field. However, early in September we left Maxwell for good, and got as far as Eglin Field. There we built our own tent city and proceeded to settle down for what appear ed to be the "duration". We never seemed to have enough men to put on K.P., Guard, Garbage, Ice, Coal or Wood Details. Everything went along fairly well -unt1.l it got cold! Will you ever forget the pine knots i n the sibley stoves? Many were the hours we spent trying to figure out which tent would burn down next. A week never seemed complete unless the Mess Hall caught fire. Finally, on December 5th or 6th in '41, the entire unit hastily for Panama City and again took up quarters in the Recreation Camp. Then, on Christmas Eve, we begantomove to Tyndall Field. To be installed, at last, in own barracks, was, I know, a distinct thrill for all those early "settlers". These "pioneers", who were constantly kept on the go, moving from post to post, deserve extra commendation for the way they "took it". Our experiences i.n pre-Tyndall days might be classed under "adventure", but what has happened si.nce then is history. ..


0 By Sgt. Jtmmte Hammonds n the morning of February 7, 1941, r, a would-be draft dodger, went down to the Poet Office in Montgomery, Alabama, and enlisted in my army. I was given a typical G.I. examination and the "Doc" said that since they were taking almost anything into the Army, he thought that it would be O.K for me to take my place with the rest of the heroes. So, I was given the oath of office, or somethin', and thirteen other fellows and myself were sent to Maxwell Field. Maxwell was to be our home for the next eleven months, none of us had the slightest idea that our "visit" would be of such a prolonged nature. I was fortunate in havj ng great guys as my tent-mates, Billy Grout (The Yardbird) was one, Dewey Gossett, Frank Lyles, that.lady-killer from the badlands of Mississippi --"Red" Brewer, and the Clark Gable of Tent City #1 -Charles A. Allen, just to mention a few, were the boys who made Army life easy to take during my stay at Maxwell. Everything was going along swell until the first morning that we fell out for drill practice. The drilling continued for six months, but as soon as I convinced the Sergeant that I could do a "left flank", I was sent over to the Mes. s Hall. Here I was put in charge of all the vessels (dish pans and the like) and the Mess Sergeant admired my work so well that he recommended me for another week's I.P. After building up Tent Ci t y #>1 we were transferred to the "Old Mill" where we were greete4 (???) by such high ranking Non-Coms as the then lst!,ISgt. Dan Howell, Cpl. Stone, (The Moocher) Skelton, Pvt. Tom Niolon1 Pvts. Fred Gray, Darius Hinshaw, Cleo Falgut, Franklin Ott, and another swell guy that has since lost his life in a plane crash--Pvt. Wilfred Barrios, and of course, there was that dashing, swaehbuckling romeo, Pvt. Joe Wingard. One day, after three or months at tbe "Old Mill", we were told that we were leaving,fo? th& eunny etate of Florida. It didn't take long before we were on a long ride to Eglin Field, Florida. How well I remember the tents there,, with only God's good earth for afloor The Mess Hall with its tables of rough pine wood sergeant Howell and his nightly bridge sames The beautiful (I had my eyes closed) Debs ot' Crestview and the nightly visits to Five Pointe and Mouy Head. Well, after building Eglin Field up from a swamp to a flying field we received no tice one afternoon that we leaving for Panama City i n two houral Everyone did a 't'irst olaes (it' you know what I mean) job of packing and in no time at all we t'ound ourelves on the way to P.C. via the Q,I, method of transportation. December eth was the day we arri ved and we were eet-up in the Recreation Camp. The camp itself wasn't bad, but it my memory 18rvee me correctly, those tents were cold to be in during the night. It. was the day after our arrival (December 7th, remi 'mbe.rf) that 1t about. :a.:-150 P.M. we heard a radio aMouncement about the bombing ot Pearl Harbor. Things happened faet --and before we could catch our breath, we were living in another desolate spot which was aoon to be called "Tyndall Field" In the twelve montha that have passed w e have watched and been part of, Tndall'a 1rowth into one ot the nation' largest Aortal Gunnery 8ahoole. Our1unnore ar8 amon1 the beet, and wherever the ct the old 80th Air Ba11 Group art, you oan bot your la1t ration card that ar1 holdtns thei r own.


..... ', -THEN:-Oive the names of the officers who first held the following positions at Tyndall Field. 1. Commanding Officer. 2. Two former Chaplains. 3. Chief Clerk. 4. Athletic and Recreation Officer. 5 Public Relations Officer. 6. Director of' Training. 7. Post Surgeon. 8. Special Service Officer. 9. Signal Officer. 10. Post Mess Officer .. NOW: Give the name and rank of the Of;fic .ers who now hold the following positions. 1. Director of Training. 2. Chief Clerk. 3. Athletic and Recreation Officer. 4. Special Service Officer. 5. Courtsand Boards Officer. -6. Wa:r Bonds Officer. 7. Military Personnel Officer. 8. Post Mess Officer. ,9. -Post Surgeon. Landscaping Officer. 11. Quartermaster. 12. Civilian Personnel Officer. 13. C .0. of_ Apalachicol 14. C .o. of Fort Myers. 15. C. 0. of the S tudent Detachment. TRUE OR FALSE: 1. Captain Rawson is head of S-2. 2. M/Sgt. Liddon is Pos. t Line Chief. 3. Captatn Shipm .aker is Post Administrative Inspector. 4 A B-34 has one tail. fin, .ARMY: 1. On what day is Army Day observed? 2. What is the smallest tactical unit in the Army Forces? 3. Which item o f a soldier's indivi -dual equipment contains charcoal, f'elt and soda-lime? 4. What is a cadre? 0 30 30 60 60 .;. 90 90 99 5. All crew members of a bomber are 'qualified aerial gunners. 6. An 0-47 has double propeller blades. 7. Ca-ptain Shofner is Post Photogra phic Officer. 8. Major Fox is C.O. of the Guard Squadron. 9. Lt. Col. Eades is Director of Flying. 10. Ann Cox was THE MAN'S first Sec retary. 11. Lt. Dickerman is Assistant Opera tions Officer. 12. Lt. Richards is Post Finance Off-. icer. 13. Major Fleming is Aviation Squadron. 14 Lt. Noble is the 15. Col. Luper is Col. on the Field. OLD TIMERS: the c.o. of the Signal officer. the youngest Lt. 1. Where was the first PX located? 2. What building housed the f'irst Cha-plain's, Red Cross, Athletic an4 Recreation and Library Offices? I 3. Who was the first of the Department o f Training? 4. Who was the first Editor 'or "TARGET"? 5. Whlch was the first big name banq to salute Tyndall Field? : 6. Who was the first Chemical Of'ficer? 7. Who directed the AEH Minstrel Showt 8. When dld the Field's first gunneri class graduat.e? 9. Who was the "TARGET'S" first sip columnist? 1 10. the famous canine that the house guest at Mess Hall #1? What is the first thing a soldier! must do at the command of gus? 1 6. H-ow long should a tourniquet bel kept on a:ny part of the body? 7. How many red stripes are there in the American FlagJ 8. How many Service Co11111a.nds are there in the Un.ited States? ..


,, ITS PIONEERS .... Sgt. Franc s Churchill Reproduction Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman Joseph W. Timberlake First Editor Photography Art Work Officer in of and Reproduction Jack H. Parks First member of the P.R.O.


Lt. Colonel Jues Luoer Director of Tralnlnt Lt. C olonel Jack Randolph Ocerat tons Erscut tve Lt. Colonel Robert Brua Post Surteon Lt, Colonel \Jill hdu Ass't Dlrrotor of Trnlnlnt Ceotaln Walter Sllu Au 't S J Captain John Burkhart Pero I Caotaln Aloyslu Post He" ..


.. '' T09 to Captain A ... on HcCiellan, Pub/ tc Ret at tons Off leer : Capt a In He17111ln ndlach, Q.H.C. Exectue: and Ca{>taln U lam H. Wiseman, Major John 1/llklna Prauo!t Harsha ll ,, Major Henry Hunter Slwdtnl Dtlachtnt C.O. Major Will Ia Kevan Sub-Ba.u C. D. Major Howell s -l CaptaIn Char let Rawaon s -2 Major Thou Carnahan s -3 Major Thomao Fowler s 4


Capt. S. Mitchell Ordnance Capt. R.F. Powell Area Engineer Lt. S.H. Wester Chaplain Capt. A. DeTreville Post Engineer Capt. R. McCollouth Civilian Employment ORGANIZATION COMMANDERS Capt. H. Shipmaker Admn. Inspector Lt. J. N. Bigbee Ass't P.R.O. Standing L.to R.: Lt. J.C. Reid, Lt. J.W. War.d, Major B.J. Fox, Major F.M. Fleming, Lt. R.w. Long, Capt. E.M. Shofner, Lt. J.A. Des Portes, Lt. H.J. Jernigan, Lt. R.C. Weedfall, Major H.M. Clarvoe, Lt. W.D. Somervell. Seated L.to R.: Lt. M.E. Noble, Lt. J.F. Holland, Lt. B.B. Shields, Lt. R. Bridgeford, Lt. W.H. Stephens and Lt. A.C. Miller. ..


BEACO N BEACH DAZE Quartered at Beacon Beach prior to moving to Tyridall Field; Pvts. Morrison, Browning, and Hollobaugh enjoy a little relaxation. REMEMBER WHEN Major Strobel was Captain and Mr. Howell was Staff Sergeant at Eglin Field? PICTURED ABOVE ARE THE Standing L.to R.: Pvt. Wood, Pvt. Mansfield, Pvt. Sissom, Lankford, and S/Sgt. Wise. TEN MEN DETAILED TO TYNDALL FIELD J U L Y '41. S /Sgt. Ballentine, Pfc. Garner, Cpl. Wilson, Pfc. Crowe. Front row: Pfc. Bre wer, T /Sgt.


Bl_ evtn .,.d-oh yes. a JeeP!




NIGHT FIRING AT TYNDALL R 0 Y A L N E T H E R L A N D S MEN A group of instructors from Tyndall's Royal Netherlands Detachment watch closely as their Commanding Officer explains a few facts about the ammunition of a 20 m.m. cannon. (Left to right: Cpl. w. Bijlsma; Warrant Officer A.G. Pauw ; Cpl. c. de Vree; Lt. C.L. de Vries, Commanding; Lt. G.H. Woudstra, Adjutant; and Cpl. T.H. Seeman).


There are bars and bars Action in the canvas The obstacle course 's a work-out. Tyndall crowd


: 5_/Set. Qlazak, of Finance, ar:eues it out with the coke Diamonds take a back seat as the sale of War Bonds becomes the feature at this jewelry store. The 69th Presents d scroll of merit to Lt. C.W. Broome, former Hess Officer at *I Cpl. Wm. Pratt and Hiss Nell Smith are merely incidental in thls Picture -the sien's the tliine! g .... .. ..,, ... I N A ,., ,,


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.... No. 1 Mess Hall gets the break this week with the above likeness of Pvt. Frank W. Manning of The Fighting 69th. He was born and raised in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, and was 8 volunteer in June of last year. Although Frank has been in the mess only about five months, he has himself so diligently and enthusiastically, that today he is one of the sought-after cooks on the Field. It's guys like Frank Manning that keep mess sergeants from going (completely)nuts. Thoughts which might occur to any soldier at Tyndall Field: While you are in a well lighted, comfortable Mess Hall, eating good food, engaged in pleasant conversation and upon leaving lighting up your ftfavorite brandn, with that feeling of well-being; you THE" might think of some of your "buddies" hidden in some steaming, swampy jungle or on some Arctic waste, eating in the dark, when they can, and the limited variety they can get. It's an old say-ing that "Comparisons are odious", but somehow it does us all good to pause once in a while and think that perhaps we might not be as well off as we are. And Civilians How are they doing in the eating line? They are not hun gry or starving, we know. That is one of the great things about .this Country. But they are not able to get the varieties and kinds of food they would like. Some of the foods which we in the Army take for granted are difficult to obtain outside in civilian life. They are not receiving -anywhere near the amounts of coffee, sugar, beef, butter, eggs, bacon, ham, lard etc. that we here at Tyndall Field enjoy. And commencing soon, all foods may be rationed to civilians. Both the Quartermaster and the Mess Departments are exerting every effort to keep the men at Tyndall well fed. This is no easy job. So when, perhaps Roast Lamb is served in the Mess Hall twice in the same week, as ed last week, try to understand the conditions which caused it. During that period the city of San Francisco was practically without meat of any kind. The Post Mess served lamb twice rather than not serve meat of any kind. (Seemed like horse-sense to And speaking of horse-sense reminds us, that in some parts of the Country, including Boston, Mass., horse meat is very much in demand. Conditions are exactly perfect and comparatively the best, we think, .. ..


here at Tyndall. But when we stop to think f'or a while about others, and consider the problems which must be solved to bring food to this Field. (e.g. Milk delivered all the way from Minnesota) we are not doing so badly So what Perhaps we would prefer to have beer to lamb. Maybe we like baked ham better than roast veal. Sure-Sure--But one of the greatest weapons this Country possesses is food. And this supply of food must feed.not only Q. Q. A. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS I go into a mess hall and nothing on the menu that Is there any arrangements cases like mine? there is I like. made for Sure sonny, Nursery provided in the rear halls for your type. the case, we provide ments. 0 Boyl rooms ar e of all1mess You provide the arrange-If I were to ask one of the cooks for a tenderloin steak, medium rare, would I get it? Sure. Why not? But is it our fault that "One medium rare tend-erloin steak" r hymes with "One order of army stew" and your order is misunderstood? Q. How can I keep off K.F. duty? I am a private. A. In 1940 the War Department published a booklet entitled "Ten Easy Ways of Getting Out of K.P., and marriage". For some reason this book hasn't been very successful. It should be because the same man invented a perpetual motion machine that wrote the book. our own population and Army and Navy in this Country but also our men overseas and the Armies of our Allies and their civilian population. So whenever you feel like making a "gripe" about the food (or for that matter, gas or rubber) don't fire all of your ammunition at the Mess Department, or the Quartermaster, or the Rationing Boards. Save some of it for Hitler, Hirohito and Mussolini and their gangs. They started this messy business-----Think it over.




so.:e SQ. 'j\" WILL CUT HICKOK


A man wandered into a tennis match and sat down. "Whose game?" he asked. A shy young thing sitting next to him looked up hopefully: "I am," she re plied. 1st M.P.: you think they doing over in that car?" 2nd M.P.: "I think he's trying to get her to join the C.I.O. I heardhim say, let's get organized." / ""' Santa Claus is .the only one who can run around. with a bag all night and not get talked about. II : PACK OF LOCK! ES A ROOT BEER! 11 The burlesque queen woke after the raid to find clothed. Expecting the worst, she screamed, "My God! been draped!" "Ah can't come to work tomorrow, Mam. Mah little boy is sick: "Why, Mandy! I thought you said you old maid!" but ah ain't one of dem fussy


Professor of Economics: "You boys of today want to make too much money. Why, do you. know what I was getting when I got married?" Voice from Rear: "No, and you didn't either." "You know York l{ there's a baby born in New me that way, I '8-9-10 PULL YOU!. I.IPCOI-01 HE ALWAYS RIDES THAT WAY SINCE HE WAS A TAIL-CUNNER'' I


CAMPAIGN BEGUN TO BOOST TYNDALL'S WAR BOND SUBSCRIPTIONS TO 100% A new "all out" drive to raise the Field's of War Bonds sales to nothing less than 100% was begun several weeks ago, and Lt. George L. Lasker, Post War Bonds Officer, announces that to date the results are very satisfactory. In addition to individual squadron meetings to bring to the attention of the men the various advantages of' War Bonds purchases, .each organization has its own salesman who is available at all times, and is armed with applications and information on War Bonds. Listed below are the squadron War Bond 69th Sgt. S. Samiof Cpl. J. Freeman Pvt. E. Weinreich OLD TIMERS Cp 1 D. Shaw. VENTURAS Sgt. W. Hakeem RED BIRDS 1st/Sgt. J. Heidema BLUE BIRDS Pvt. A. Mi.ddleton CANARIES T/Sgt. A. Pesnell WHITE F1.ASHES Cpl. C. Hodges ZEBRAS .Sgt. M. GUNNER MAKERS .. Cpl. H. Vidrine GUARDIANS Sgt. P. Hamilton AVIATION 1st/Sgt. A. Long BAND Sgt. J. Mosier THE CHAMPS T/Sgt. N. Ashby SIGNALIERS S/Sgt. G. Foster FINANCIERS S/Sgt. J. Blazal< ORDMEN Sgt. L. Weiss T/3 H. Barger 956th T/Sgt. W. Hickok MEDICS S/Sgt. J. Gering TYNDALL SERGEANT USES TUNE OF "ROLL OUT THE BARllEt---" FOR WAR BONDS SAlES SONG Sergeant Vance Edwards of the Civilian Employment Office recently filed an ap plication for a War Bond pay reservation. Hopever, after thinking tt over, he went a step further and penned a parody on the "Beer Barrel Polka" ---"Roll out the bombers, We've got the on the run, Roll out the Cobras, We'll that rising sun. Boom toom ta -ra-ra, Now is the time To fight, n6w is the time To use your money -and join In the fight! .NEW HOUSING PROJECT FOR FIELD'S CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES ALREADY HAS NU.MEROUS TENANTS Designed to relieve the acute hous:t :n& shortage, the new re.sidentJal quarters for single men and women ci vi H. an employees of Tyndall Field have been officially opened and are now catering to an increasing number of new tenants. Located just inside the West Gate of the m:llitary reservation off the highway between Panama City and the Field, the new War housing project provides com plete living facilities for 208 men and women at modest rentals ranging from $8 to $15 per month. There are thirteen modern frame structures in the development, providing accommodations for 88 women and 120 men, includ1 ng a comfortably furnished recreation hall, a post exchange, and a din ing room where moderately priced meals are served twice daily. The housing proJect comes under the general direction ol Capt. Alfred L. DeTreville of the Post Utilities Office. Civilian employees may inspect the prem ises at any time. Applications from tenants are being accepted by Field Department heads and Post BilleUng Officer. ANSWERS TO ????? THEN: Col. W.A. Maxwell; Mc Clelland and Wilson; Mr. Lt. thompson; Lt. Mathis; Lt. Col. Jenkins; Lt. Col. Pluenneke; Maj. Shipman; Capt. Thorpe; Lt. Class. NOW: Lt. Col. Luper; Mr. Howell; Lt. Lawson; Capt. Wiseman; Lt. Powers; Lt. Lasker; Capt. Burkhart; Capt. Casey; Lt. Col. Brua; Capt. Brunner; Capt. McCul lough; Ma.1 or Kevan; Col. Ma.1. Hunter. TRUE OR FALSE: 1. True; 2.-False; 3. True; 4. False; 15. True (under the latest sy5tem of training); 6. Fals_e; 7. Fabe; s. False; 9. False; 10. True; 11. False; False; 13. True; 14. True; 15. True. OLD TIMERS: In the supply o:f'fice of what is now the Guard Squadron; In the orderlr room building of the Blue Birds; Sgt. voe Timberlake; Glenn Mtller; Lt. James Corr; Mr. Fred Phillips; (prominent ama City resident); March 31, 1942; S/Sgt. Dewey Gossett; "Sergeant". ARMY: April 6th; A Flight; Gas Mask; A skeleton crew of men able to perform the duties of any unit; Stop 10 to 15 minutes, no longer; Seven; Nine. t


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