Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
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0OL. I No. 1 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida Jan. 16, 1942

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In this first issue of TYNDALL TARGET,
I wish to extend-my best wishs. for -its'
success and to express my confidence that
Lt will achieve its objective of provid-
ing information and recreation for the
soldiers of Tyndall Field and, at the
same time, give them an opportunity to
Ise any abilities of-a'journalistic na-
ture that they might possess.

I urge you, the soldiers of this Gom-
nand, to support the paper in every way
possible and to submit material to it for
publication. A project of this nature is
Cooperative undertaking, requiring.con-
ibutions from many people, and I bc-
liove that your full cooperation will be

/n fr/ A y 1%' #/.!// '/// 2
As Mayor, I wish to tr.ke this oppor-
S tunity to welcome to Panama City every
soldier who has already come, or will
come to our community; and I feel sure
that I speak for its every citizen when
I say that we wish you to m:ke this your
home. 'e are proud of the soldiers at
the air base and wish to-assist and co-
operate in every way possible toward mak-
ing life more pleasant and profitable for
service mon while they arc in our midst.
It is the desire of us who do not have
the privilege of being in uniform to serve
those who are in uniform and we urge you
to enjoy any and every service our city
has to offer.

The soldiers of Tynd-ll Field will soon
have the use of one of the finest USO
buildings in the country when the new
k45,000 structure noar the Panama City
dock on Harrison Ave. is officially op-
ened within the next ten days.
Officials in charge of construction an-
nounced that the finishing work is be-
ing rushed and thct some of the furnish-
ings for the building have already arriv-
ed, while -others are arriving daily.
The building will have a lounge, 45
fcot: by 50 foet in size, which will be
furnished with comfortable .chairs, card
tables, ping pong tables, small gamos,
and reading material. 'At one end of the
lounge will be a hugo open fireplace.
Adjoining the lounge will be a soda foun-
tain and kitchenctte for the preparation
of short ordcrs. Opening off the lounge
on the south side 'will be a roomy terrace
overlooking the Bay.
The now structure will also have an
auditorium with florescent lighting and
a largo stage. This set-up will provide
ample facilities for almost any type of
entertainment that may be presented.for
Sthe service men. Opening off the audi-
torium on the west side, is a glassad-
in sun porch which also overlooks the
An additional recreational building
for the soldiers is now under construc-
tion a few hundred yards off the Gulf
Coast at the Air Base, Housed in..this
structure, built at Government expense,
will be bowling alleys, pool tables and
other recreational facilities.


Have you got one? We'd.'.Pike to hear
it. In fact, we're going to run 'a lit-
tle contest from week to week and award
a prize to the soldier who sends in the
best one of the week. .

Here's how: Just scribble on a piece
of paper the best rumor, the more fan-
tastic the better, you've heard recently.
Send same in a sealed envelope with your
name and organization to the Public Re-
lations Officer at Post-Headquarters,
not later than W'ednesday noon of each
week. You don't'have to buy a thing--
you don't eveh have to send in box-tops.

And to the winner, as picked by the
Public Relations Officer, will go two
tickets, good any time, to either the
Ritz or the Panama.Theatres. So sc-
ratch that head for a rumor and then
scratch it down on paper. Contest win-
ners will be announced in TYNDALL TAR-
GET every Friday and the prize-winning
rumor will be published.


Sergeant and IJrs. Fanny, the famous
canine couple, now residing in the green-
roof cottage behind consolidated mess,
announce the birth of six sons and four
daughters on January 5th. Mrs. Fanny,
the former Hester Hound, is resting well
and the family physician reports proud-
ly that he has done a job that even Dr.
Alan Dafoe, of quintuplet fame, wouldn't
dare dream of.

Both parents viewed their brood of
offspring with a look of dismay and
stated, "From now on it's going to be
a dog's life." Already Fanny has been
contacted by the makers of Palmolive
soap for an endorsement of their pro-
duct. For Palmolive, she has this to
say: "I have used Palmolive for my bea-
uty bath for more than three years and
I will risk.no other brand on the bab-
ies' tender skin."

The Chaplain stands ready to be of ser-
vice to every member of this Post.

The Chaplain's Office is open, at.all
times, to very member of this Command.
Come up and visit us.

If you have a problem, ws will be more
than happy to be of assistance to you. If
you do not have any problem, we will be
happy to visit with you.

What we want is for you to come to see-
us, and lit us get acquainted.

---Chaplain Wilson

I-ANTED--Writers, illustrators, car-
toonists, dirty old jokes, short stories,
feature stories. Previous experience
desired but not necessary. Apply at the
Public Relations.Office, Post Headquar-
ters, Londay afternoon, January 19th, at
5:30 PM.
(But, kidding aside, we'll need your
help in putting out.future editions of
TYNDALL TARGET. For a month or two the
paper will be mimeographed.. ,We have high
hooes that it will be printed in news-
paper form after that. Our staff at pre-
sent is..small, 7e need a large one to
handlo the news and features for a paper
which we hope will strike up a little
"reader interest" in every man now sta-
tioned at Tyhdall Field. .Whether you
care to contribute or riot, how about a'
few suggestions and criticisms? The num-
ber of pages will be increased for next
Vwck's issue. So send your contributions
via mail orderly or drop by the office
next Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock.)

FOR SALE--A sturdy, slightly used pi-
ano by a lady with wooden legs,
REWARD--Liberal reward will be paid to
soldier who apprehends person who persists
in using electric razor while favorite ra-
dio programs are on the air.

Capt. Howell, Post Adjutant, has found
his second childhood; he's chasing fire
trucks again.....I hear Major Jenkins is
not far behind........Lt. Boley likes to
change jobs ever so often so he's been
nado Post Exchange Officer.......Captain
Strobel has no trouble locating the en-
listed personnel.....barmaids offer in-
formation voluntarily.....Lt. Dickerman
and Lt. Guggino should feel indebted to
the Air Corps Supply & -_
he Civil Service Com- iA-o- /04- ^i
mission...I hear there ,
will be a Mrs. Lt. G. O ....;
about the time this is
published.....Lt. Dee, .
Post Veterinarian, is "
seriously considering -.-.
taking voice.......he /
practices at allhours o.:
of the night doing the / ] /
scales of Rock-A-Bye-
Baby....... I nominate
Chaplain McClelland as .
the perfect host...His
invited dinner guests upon arriving at
his home find no one there........they
-prepare their own meal....the Chaplain
* returns at 11:00 P.M. after having tho-
roughly enjoyed a local movie..Speaking
of Chaplains, we welcome Chaplain Wil-
son........Major Hyndman burns midnight
oil; his light bulb has to be changed at
regular intervals....not so fast, Major,
there are three years to do it in.......
Colonel Maxwell has new office furniture
..........Ask Lt. Dangler his remedy for
keeping strange people, who pass the Ar-
mory, warm....... Lt. Corbin patronizes a
local Jewelry Compa y...Lt. Corr and Lt.
Slater are civil service minded.....won-
der if they car pass the exam........ Lt.
Hatcher is known as Chick, Junior..Major
Shipman has a hobby 0.D.......Lt. Bane
might be visiting one of our Chaplains
soon....Lt. Kingman's first name is Vir-
ginius.....They tell me Lt. Tannen is a
graduate of the AG School.....We welcome
all the new officers......hope they like
Tyndall as much as we .................

Sgt. James Rogers wiring back to Panama
City to a friend, C. 0. D., for a sum of
money.....claims wallet stolen; are thare
bars in Key West?.........Staff Sergeant
Boutwell is known as "Sadie Snoop"........
Ask Sgt. 7Wood why he won't listen to the
song "Sweet Sue"......Have you ever heard
First Sergeant Wilton Hodges gripe?......
Maybe First Sergeant Dan Howell can tell
you what it's like.......Corporal WIilliam
Brewer is the Post's Casanova....... aybe
Sgt. Ralph Edwards has something to say
about that.....Did you knowthat Sergeant
Robert Lankford, Post Sgt-Major, compiled
a book relative to Army Administration..,
Pvt 1st Class Vance Edwards is torn be-
tw-.een two Peggys....... I know why Cpl. A.
J. May has dismissed the thought of be-
coming a Flying Sergeant...........Master
Sergeant Harvey Liddon is leaning towards
Harlem ...........aster Sergeant Postelwaite
must be a mighty good fellow..... .Welcome
to the Colored Troops.....that was mighty
good singing one Sunday not so long ago..
Corporal Couch has a irs. Corporal.......
I nominate Pvt 1st Class Edge for our fu-
ture Postmaster General...Crornorcl (Garncr
and Child's Restuarant have made up as
the result of a "Get-lell" card....S/Sgt.
Charlie Green
brought his
newly acquired
S / wife to Panama
c City..........
Private Lonnie
S-<-,/{ C\ Brewer has
ideas of doing
S\ \ the same thing.
S.at least that's
J 'what I hec.r..Sgt
Stegor is keer-
ing his fingers
crossed in hopes
/ / of Special Or-
S ders-so are a
lot more folks I know...Sgt. Tom Niolon
looks nice with all those chevrons.Holly-
wood could find quite a bit of talent for
acting at Tyndall....nho is the Pfc incne
of the Sc. Sqs. who was formerly inOpera?

Published every Friday by the
Public Relations Office, Air
Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall
Field, Florida.

VOL. I No. 1 Jan. 16, 1942

Lt. Col. 7. A. Maxwell

1st Lt. Joseph I, Mathis

Corp. J. 7[. Timborlako, Jr.

Pfc. Jack H. Parks

Pvt. Oral Lcdbetter

Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett

Miss Roberta Gammon

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We wish to.extend our welcome to
bur new Commanding Officer, Capt.
John M. Wilkins, and Lt. Barkstrom,
our Adjutant. We'll do our best to
keep our squadron on top.
To Lt. Canzoneri we bid our fare-
well. You were a fine Commanding
Officer, Sir. We wish you success.
We are proud of Pvt. Leon Harer
who left our squadron to do his
part in the Flying Cadets. The
best of luck to you, Harer. "Keep
'Em Flying."

"B 0 M B

Private Dowell has been having
trouble in his affairs with a girl
named "Frances". I believe he needs
help. Might it be suggested that he
find help right here in our own squad-
ron. Have you tried "Sgt. Gainey's
Showing Company" yet? Most effective
we hear.
The boys in the 344th have been
noticing a certain Corporal doing a
lot of blushing lately. ;ell, who
Shouldn't? It isn't every day that a
I) guy says, "I DO take this woman".
Isn't that right, H.D.H.?
Corporal Barker, you have taken
Wald's girl while he was away. Watch
out or you will lose her. A couple
of our boys are trying to cut in.
A certain telephone operator has
Pvt. Shakes number. For future in-
formation call "Information" and ask
for Myrt.


The boys from the north know this
is supposed to be Florida but they
just can't believe it is Florida
The fine white sand beach should-
provide a place to spend many hours
in the summer, (We hope,)

The NCO's in charge of the rooms
have a self-inspired enthusiasm in
regard to being "tops" in the daily
How did you say it felt being up
to your neck in a snow drift?
OurCorp. Owings (should I say
Vagabond Corps?) is going to do
his utmost, it seems, to produce a
fast winning basketball team with
all the enthusiastic men behind
Keep that hot water coming A. J.!
That's the way we like it,
Fifth our newly equipped Day Room
we have a nice place to spend a
"quiet" evening.
What special "Cross-Country"
training has this Catozza boy had?


Basketball practice began Wednes-
day evening at the High School Gym
in Panama City. Next morning there
were moans and groans produced by
stiff muscles, but with a little
brushing up the boys should be good.
A sprained ankle by Bill Macey was
the only "casualty".

The boys of the 446th seem to
have it in for all Stump Orators -
anyway, they are busy removing the

S/Sgt. George T. Stewart says
that if the fish won't bite, the
gulls will. According to his re-
port, for which he seems to have
witnesses, a gull dove to the wa-
ter and snatched the bait right
off his line.

Some inquiry is being made as to
an open season on sea gulls. The
fellows think they'd make a tasty
tid-bit neatly roasted over'a camp

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It has been very noticeable that
T/Sgt. Harry P.,Burnett'has taken pre-
cautions to hide all heavy hammers
from Corp. Toby Lamar....Wonder what
happened to the cute little table Corp.
Cindric built for us,...If the men in
Ordnance don't quit getting so much
food .from their homes, the entire de-
tachment will have to reduce or be
transferred to some pencil-pushing
ouffit... .The bus belonging to Lamar
is back'in running condition,,but he
isn't driving it.,.Wonder why? .It
seems that our detachment commander is
falling back on his previous routine.
*During off-duty hours he'races the
city fire department to their objec-
tive when the alarm is sounded Guess
it's a good thing we have a fireman in
the outfit, though, considering the
way our now typist, who has the touch-
me-not system, exercises his' machine.
...When will Pvt. "Smokey" Stanley in-
troduce his new-found girl to C6rp.
Cindric? Will Pvt. Bell's "cigarette
supply" last the company until'pay-day?
We're hoping....How long will Corp.
Cindric's "pet" clothes rack hold up?


The Q. M. Detachment unit has reach-
ed its full complement and has complet-
ed the process of settling down. The
new and modern barracks are an unexpec-
ted treat..
A more unusual group of soldiers than
the Q. ,.'s would be hard to find any-
where, With such a variedcollection
of backgrounds unlimited possibilities
present themselves. The dialects range
from the clipped tone of the'north,
through the twang of the mid-westerner
to the smooth drawl of the south.
Ask Petrocelli about the story of
his .grandma selling pencils, or the one
he tells of holding-the lantern while
"granny" chops wood!!! -

Now about Acting Corporal "boss" J.
M. Dawson, who, by the way, was one of
W- shin-iton.'s up and-coming young attor-
neys before coming into the Army. He
graduated .from the Georgetown Univer-
sity law school and is now assisting in
Q. M. procurement contract work.
Another of our scholars is "Bottles"
Bill McNeil who, of course, received
his corporal's stripes. Ole Bill's
home is in Madison, Wis., where he grad-
uated from the university of Wisconsin.
We also have a former orchestra con-
ductor who,appeared several times as
guest conductor for N.B.C. More about
him next week.
Corporal Dave W. "Dixie" Howell--
from Now Jersey--held a high position
in one of New York City's largest ad-
vertising agencies.
In case anyone gets big ideas about
how strong he is, just have him drop
:over to see Q. M.'s George 0. He ll,
who hails from way back in the deep
woods of. Iisconsin, where he spent
many years felling huge trees with his
"lil" ,axe.
Speaking of physiques, has anyone
ever;stopped to consider the propor-
tions of Pvt. Joe Fadlevick? Soldier,
I'm Itelling you, he's an ad for Charles
The girls at headquarters say that
-Frank M'artin is good Hollywood mater-
ial.. Well, Frank, what's the story?
Is .it the. after shaving lotion you use?
Things :I'.d love to see-------Corp.
Steen doing..a ,rhumba or conga........a
corset manufacturers .delight.
Private John Lanaous is a former
high school math teacher. 'The other
night he went into town to get a hair-
cut, only to find the barber's bid for
the job a little too high. So Johnny
put two and two together and had it all
clipped off, and mathematically speak-
ing, his dome resembles a cue ball in
Send TYYNDALL T IRIET back home to
the folks .


Pvt. Cleo Falgout recently returned
from Fort Bragg, '.. C., after gradu-
ating from the Mess Sergeants' Course
at the Cooks and Bakers School there.
Pvt. Roy Satterfield rejoined the
squadron after successfully completing
the Power Operated Turret and GunSight
Maintenance Couise.at the Sperry plant
in New York. He enjoyed everything
there except the weather.
* Pvt. Robert Riddle realized his long
sought ambition when he was ordered to
report to Maxwell Field, Alabama, prior
to starting a course as an enlisted pi-
Sgt. Lawrence P. Steger, the efficient
administrator of the Report of Change
Dept, at the Armory, was promoted to the
grade of Staff Sergeant, January 12th.
M/Sgtj Harvey Liddon was recently
transferred from this.squadron to Hq. &
Hq. Squadron.
M/Sgt, Andrew Postlewait is now eli-
gible to receive flying pay (now the
sergeant can get plenty of bacon and
The following named men performed
their duties in a superior manner dur-
ing the past month and received con-
gratulations from the Commanding Offi-
cer of the Post: M/Sgt,. Postlewait,
Sgt. Simmons 'and Pvt. Lonnie C. Brewer,
Pfc. L. C. Roberts of Kanapolis, N.
C., received an honorable medical dis-
charge, December 6th.


A number of the men of this organi-
zation are wearing additional stripes
since the New Year came in. Corporal
Harold M. Dozier, Corporal Curtis Bull,
and Corporal Frederick W. Gilmore are
now sporting sergeants .chevrons and
Pfc. Herman L. Hurst, Pfc. Woodrow Gart-
man, Pfc. Frank Erwin and Pvt, Prentiss
Ryan are now NCO's of the fifth grade.
(Corporals to you)

Pvts. Herman D. Vollbrecht and Glenn
P. Despain joined the squadron after
finishing courses at the Air Corps-
Technical School. Glad to have you,
Private First Class Howard J. Har-
din joined the ranks of Benedicts,
January 5, 1942, by marrying a little
Panama City Miss by the name of Mary
Self. Good luck, Mr..& Mrs. Hardin.
It looks like the boys of this out-
fit will have to postpone winning, any
athletic championships. Twice they
were on the verge of gaining a.title
only to be moved. Maxwell Field be-
ing the scene of the first disap-
pointment, and Eglin Field the next.
The boys went to the semi-finals in
touch-football there before being


The following -men received promo-
tions, January 1st: Corp. Aubrey W.
Dean to Sergeant, Pfc. Linwood F.
Day went to Corporal.
The squadron was assigned another
Officer this week, Cyril T.. Hollen-
back. He came to the 350th from the
446th School Squadron and has been
assigned to duty as Squadron Engi-
neering Officerk
The men got together with about
40 of the local girls Thursday night
and had a little "shindig" in the
recreation room. Music was furnish-
ed. by the Squadron "Jook-Box" and
refreshments were provided by the
Squadron Fund Good ole Fund!
News was received this week that
S/Sgt. Benton Paul is now Flying
Cadet Benton Praul. Paul is under-
going his primary training at Pri-
mary Training School, Ocala, Fla.
Good work, Paul, the 350th sends
word to "Keep 'Em Flying."
Commendation Letters for outstand-
ing work in Dec. were received by
Pvt. CE. Starett, Corp. C.,J, Pharo,
and Pvt, M. W. Yancey.


With Pay.daytwo :eeks ..past and the ;': .: R :I T .Z
sound of coins jingling in C.I.'"pock-
ets scarcely audible, the favorite pas- SATURDAY, January 17th
tine for the'majority of the fellows "Stagecoach Buckaroo" Johnny
will be to prop up in bed, grab a dime Mack Brown
western and tuin up the radio full bla-, "Pittsburgh Kidd" Billy Conn

This column will, from week to
week, recommend a few programs, rated
A-l, which you can tune in with "a
twist of the wrist," providing that
d??!! fellow a couple of rooms down.
isn't serenading with his electric ra-
zor.. No. One recommendation is a new
show, just three weeks old, sponsored
by Coca-Cola each week day night at
9:15 over Mutual. Monday.through Fri-
day one of the nation's top-flight
bands swing out for 15 minutes.
There's a different band each night.
And to top it off, on Saturday "Spot-
light Bands" presents for a half hour
the "band of the week," selected.by
record sales. Last Saturday Tommy Dor-
sey was blaring forth for the fourth
straight time.with Frank Sinatra's own
"This Love of Mine."

Glenn Miller still holds forth for
Chesterfield's over CBS.(T-;-Th 9 PM).
We've written Brother Glenn, asking him
to dedicate a number or two to you fel-
lows at Tyndall Field, So'cross your
fingers. Glenn's sax sections.and .hon-
eyed words sung by Ray Eberle and Mar-
ion Hutton still rate way up there .on
-the "listener's list".

And, say, we aren't pluggin' for'
Coca Cola when we recommend another
"Coke-Sponsored" program. You won't be
sorry if you twist the wrist to a Co-
lumbia station any 'Sunday afternoon at
3:30 for the "Pause That Refreshes"
half-hour with Andre Kostelanetz (don't
let the name fool you) and a new fea-
tured vocalist'each week. For "slumber
music," the perfect background f6r that
Sunday afternoon snooze, try the Phil-
harmonic orchestra via CBS at .2;00 PI...

SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 18th & 19th
"Louisiana Purchase" -Bob Hope,
Vera Zorina

January 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd
"Sergeant York" Gary Cooper

P A i I _

SATURDAY, January 17th

"Underground Rustlers" Ray
"Hurricane Smith. Ray Middleton,
Jane WT.yatt

'SUNDAY, 10LUD7, Jai uary 18th & 19th

"Cadet Girl" Carol Landiso George

TUESDAY, January 20th

"Death Valley Outlaw" Don Red-
barry, Lynn Merrick

'TEDUETDi.Y, January. 21st

"It Started With Eve" Deanna
Durbin, Charles Laughton

THURSDAY, January 22nd

."Appointment For Love" Mrargaret
Sullivan, Charles Boyer

FRIDAY, January 23rd

"Sierra Sue" Gene Autry
"The .Devil .Pays Off"' William
SVright, 1Mar. Tallichet

o. 9D

Three student nurses were very
late in getting back to the hospital
one night. As they were slipping in
they met three internes coming out.
"Sh," they said, "We've been out
after hours."
"Sh,' replied the three internes,
"We're going out after hours."

Customer: (in a drug store on
Sunday morning) "Please give me
change for a dime."
"Clerk: "Here you are, and I
hope you enjoy the sermon."

The girl who does every thing
under the sun has shadows under
her eyes.


Bertha: "I'm through with Dan."
Minnie: "How come?"
Bertha: "I hoard him toll Bob he
tried out Ethyl in his Chevie
last night."

"There's only one thing wrong
with me, Blondie, I'm color blind."
"Youall sho must be, suh."

No wonder bees buzz--you'd buzz
too if somebody took your honey and

Protect the birds. The dove
brings peace and the stork brings
tax exemptions.

"Your girl is spoiled, isn't
she?" "Nope, that's just the per-
fume she's wearing."

TI I l CT.Al.

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