Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
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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-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
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Vol. I No. 3 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida January 30, 1942



Brigadier General George Stratemyer,
recently appointed Commanding General
of t-. Socut'heast Air Corps Training
Center and former director of training
in the Office of the Chief of the Air
Corps, visited Tyndall Field 'Wednesday
and made a hurried tour of the Post
with Colonel EMaxwell..
The purpose of General Stratemyer's
visit was to study the plans and poe-
sibilities of the training program.
soon to be inaugurated here. The Gen-
-^eral was traveling in a C-57 plane,
Which was formerly a Tu.A transport.
Major Daniel 17. Jenkins, director of
training at the gunnery school, was
elevated to the rank of lieutenant
colonel this week. The promotion was
announced here Monday.
Colonel Jenkins came to Tyndall Oct.
24, 1941, following his return from a
special mission to Enr ', where he
made a study of British flexible gun-
nery schools for the Chief of the Air
Corps. lie was made Director of Train-
ing here Nov. 25, 1941.
lie graduated from Kelly Field in
]929 and was assigned to the Third At-
tack Group at Galveston. He cam:' to
Eglin Field in 1940 and served as Post
Adjutant and Executive Officer there.

Tyndall Field's Commanding Officer,
Lt. Col. ;'Varren A. Maxwell, was promo-
ted to the rank of colonel last week.
The Commander was nominated for the
promotion almost two weeks ago, but
Senate confirmation of the appointment
was not announced by the Chief of the
Air Corns until Saturday.
Colonel Maxwell was made Commanding
Officer here at the Army's largest
gunnery school base on May 6, 1941,
shortly after the Post was activated.
Prior to that time, he was in command
of the Air Corps Proving Ground, Eglin
Field, Fla., and he witnessed the grow-
th of that post from a small detachment
of men to one of the most important
units in the Southeast Air Corps Train-
ing Center. Colonel Maxwell was stat-
ioned at Maxwell Field, Montgomery,
Ala., from 1937 to 1939 and during that
time served as squadron co:n.ander and
Post Operations Officer.
The gunnery school commander has been
in the service continuously since May
4, 1917. He received his commission as
second lieutenant in the Air Service of
the United States Army on *June 26,
1918, and has seen the Air Corps grow
from a small adjunct to the Army to its
present position as perhaps the decisive
factor in modern warfare.
Colonel Maxwell is noted as an able
executive as well as an accomplished
aviator, and countless Army fliers soon
will begin training at Tyndall under
his command.



W W A~ii~itllIj

Ma O04a* &st4 $i orsoad:nnee:
May I invite members of the command to join in an "all out"
program of thrift, saving and contribution. We have a big job before
us--the job of doing more than our part toward winning this war. The
months ahead will be long and hard. We will have to make many person-
al sacrifices.

As you know, there is an acute shortage in vital materials.
With slight effort on our part, we can join others in our country in
allaying to a certain degree, this shortage. Razor blades are made of
the finest tooled steel, and can be used for many purposes if gathered
in quantities. Tin-foil also has a great salvage value. Receptacles
to receive old blades will be placed in the toilet rooms of all build-
ings, also boxes to receive tin-foil will be placed in each and every
building on the post. It is urgently requested that everyone cooperate
in the conservation of these critical materials for National Defense.

Saturday is pay day. Usually there are a few odd pennies in
each soldier's pay. These pennies will not mean a great deal to the
individual, but if contributed to a good cause, will mean much. I
would like to request that all odd pennies received in your pay during
the coming months be contributed to the American Red Cross. This orga-
nization stands ready at all times to assist a soldier and his depend-
ents in cases of emergency. During a crisis, they are always on hand,
and may always be counted upon to do a wonderful job in relieving pain
and suffering in war zones. They never miss being present on the site
of major disasters. This organization exists entirely upon contribu-
tions made by right thinking Americans. Let's do our part, bit by bit,
toward helping them in their work. Squadron commanders will place a
box on the pay table this pay day and all succeeding pay days to re-
ceive such contributions as you feel disposed to make.

Our country, at this time, is in need of vast sums of money, and
every effort is being put forth to enlarge the sale of defense stamps and
bonds. In purchasing these stamps and bonds, we are making a good,
sound investment, in addition to showing our patriotism. Let's form
a big club, to include every member of the command, and start now put-
ting our dimes to use by purchasing stamps. Accumulate these stamps
until enough are obtained to turn in for a bond. Those who are finan-
cially able to purchase the bonds outright are urged to do so. Bonds
cost $18.75, and are redeemable for $25.00 at the end of a ten year
period. There is no better way to lay by for a rainy day than the
purchase of these stamps and bonds. Stamps will be available in the
Post Exchange, the Post Office, and in each Orderly Room. Bonds can
be purchased at the Panama City Post Office only, at present.

May I count upon the full cooperation of each and every one of
you in these three objectives? C A

4" Capt. Strobel re-
fuses to wash his
"' right hand....after
Small, he doesn't get
j I 7/ a chance to shake
hands with a General
every day.Lt. Class,
Post Mess Officer,
1 Jhas to direct his
mess by remote control. It's rumored
he's on the prospective measles list.
* Is it because he is so handsome that
Lt. Mathis is called "Boogey"? Where
did Lt. Thorpe lose his "U.S." insig-
nia?...We welcome the new Commandant
of Cadets, Lt. Kevan...When Major Jen-
kins passed on, he left his gold
leaves to our Post Adjutant, Captain
Howell...You should hear Lt. Hatcher
toot his horn...We nominate Capt.Mose-
ly as one of Tyndall's most military
men...Capt. Fowler as the most distin-
guished looking...Chaplain Wilson is
in the market for lodging quarters for
his family...Would the Dixie-Sherman
be large enough, Chaplain?...His fel-
low officers are wondering whether or
not Lt. Bean ever got to work Thursday
morning...We welcome Lt. Russo to our
fold...Major Heilich has been in the
service since 1900...Lt. Burkhart says
"Ain't it tough to be an old man at
thirty...Chapter II on the anticipa-
tions of Lt. Slater will appear in
this column next week....Ask Captain
Medof, M.C., where he spends his "ex-
tra" moments......Lt. Silva is the
champion title holder on the Post..
he has been Commanding Officer of
nine Squadrons during his Army ca-
reer thus far.......Lt. Dangler is
house hunting....You should see Chap-
lain McClelland pose for a portrait...
Lt. Guggino is in the market for a
paper of his own....maybe he would
like to purchase the "Target"...Maj-
or Shipman stepped into the Chaplain
Corps for a few hours a short time
ago...that's what I've been told......
he told her, she told me and I'm
telling you..don't tell anybody else..

Bob Endsley is making an effort to
acquire a First Sergeant's look..it's
under his nose...Pfc. Everett Payne is
better known as "Baby Dumpling"..Staff
Sergeant Stone was running around the
Armory the other afternoon trying to
bribe someone into taking his place
in the Buick waiting for him outside
the building...Sgt. Clarence Simmons
of 66th Materiel has a middle name--
Vivian, of all things...I hear that
someone has put the "Jenks" on S/Sgt.
Earl Boutwell...Did Pvt. Cleo Falgout
marry while home on furlough a month
or so ago?...S/Sgt. Seth Wood has been
inquiring as to what amount of insur-
ance would be paid his "wife" if some-
thing were to happen to him--I say Sue
won't have to wait long before she is
altar-bound...Someone called on the
telephone yesterday and asked for Siz-
zle Breeches. You know him as Sissom.
Sgt. Rex Terrell wants a large truck
in which to move Dad Horton's to Pan-
ama City....Has Pvt. James A. Bennett
ever acquired a pair of brass shoes?
I dare someone to ask him...I hear the
66th Materiel has a good basketball
team and with a little support the
boys could go places...,hat made Sgt.
Reno angry recently and who told? They
tell me Sgt. Clyde H. Hodges is an ac-
robat...Isn't it time for Corp. Jordy
to take a furlough?...S/Sgt. Ralph Ed-
wards is an Indian Giver: he gave the
moon to someone last summer and has
asked for it back..Sgt. Hayden is back
from Gun Turret School. How are those
Yank gals, Sarge?...First Sgt. Wilton
Hodges was on the warpath Tuesday.....
Why must his clerks be so versatile?
I'll bet 1st Sgt. Dan Howell had a
headache Wednesday morn-\ / \
ing....Corporal Orr says
he is going to build a
"Bungalow" of his own...
Pvt. Van Dam says that
it is getting serious...
Pvt. Rubin Milton says
he's going to sweep out
the Japs with his broom.

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

Vol. I No. 3 Jan. 30, 1942

Col. W. A. Maxwell

1st Lt. Joseph I. Mathis

Corp. J. W. Timberlake, Jr.

Pfc. Jack H. Parks

Pvt. Oral Ledbetter

Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett
Pvt. Arnold J. Milgaten

Pfc. Wilfred L. Barrios
Pvt. Ted R. Williams
Pvt. Fred Burran
Pvt. A. J. Corbin
Pvt. Hugh C. Maloney
Pfc. Howard Bergstron
Sgt. J. D. Twitchell
Sgt. Dwight J. Boileau
Pvt. John T. Lampros
Sgt. Lloyd C. Taylor
Pvt. Ray Gross
Pfc. Carl Brandt
Pvt. I. R. Nealis

Miss Roberta Gammon


We unanimously elect the "boy torn
between two loves," Baritone Vance M.
Edwards, as the squadron Casanova,
with Big John Vinson running a close
second. While we are on the subject,
who can tell us why Big John haunts
St. Andrews every opportunity he gets?
Corp. Darius "Dreamer" Hinshaw seems
to be mathematically-minded lately,
* but he doesn't count any higher than
four. Carry on, Darius. We know you
are capable of training those recruits
so "Keep 'Em Marching."
We have been hearing that 1st Sgt.
D. S. Howell will make some woman a
good "wife" when it comes to keeping
house and cooking breakfast. What
"aboot" that, Sgt. Howell?
Pvt. Leon W. Avera has rejoined the
squadron after convalescing from an o-
peration which he underwent at the St-
ation Hospital at Fort Barrancas. We
are all glad to see you back, Leon.
A volleyball court has been set up
in back of the barracks and the squad-
ron is getting "athletic-minded." Bas-
*ketball squads, a bowling team and
volleyball teams are being organized
under the direction of Pvt. Dan Levin-
son, squadron athletic director.--W.B.


What is so interesting about East
Bay Bridge? Maybe George Bukota can
tell us.
Can a person trade in a couple c
rings for a watch at the jewelry store
if a girl decides to return them to
him? We say, "Yes." Authority: Pvt.
Harold B. Walton, who did just that.
Pfc. Harold Goldberger discovered a
large group of friends he never knew
he had when he received a 25 lb. box
of food from home recently.
Pfc. Billy Bagwell has laid in a
store of peanut butter and crackers

to live on until his one pair of pants
are sent from the cleaners so he can
march to mess in proper uniform.
Pfc. Robley Evans was happy to re-
ceive a visit from his parents of Cas-
ey, Ill., last Tuesday.
Is it true that Earl Moye has the
necessary qualifications to apply for
separate rations?
Seven of our men have decided that
they wanted a change of scenery. They
volunteered for the parachute battal-
Cpl. Couch should make a good turret
man. He is so small he could fit into
the smallest of planes.
S/Sgt. Flowers has notions of sending
his little "pebble" back
to Jacksonville for a
while. He says the rent
here is too much and he
is going to set an exam-
ple for the rest of the
shack men. S/Sgt. Ed-
wards has tried the same
thing with his attractive Mrs. Edwards
but to no avail.--T.R.W.


The 69th boys are having plenty of
fun these days with the recruits. The
corporals and sergeants report that
the new men are learning fast and are
taking their training seriously.
Goodluck to Pfc. Walter F. Mayer,who
is now Aviation Cadet Mayer, undergo-
ing training at Maxwell Field.
Girl trouble is popping up again..
Pfc. Mullins was all smiles when he
was with his girl the other night--un-
til Corp. Coffee walked in and pulled
his rank on poor Mullins.--J.F.B.

WANTED: Soldiers with some talent to
participate in a radio show to be
broadcast from the field. See Pfc.
Italino in Day Room, Bldg. 310.


Once again this squadron has done
its part to "Keep 'Em Flying." Corp.
C. V. Miller appeared before the Cadet
Board and has qualified for training.
Pvts. C. E. Porter and H. C. Gilmer
have already gone to Maxwell Field for
pre-flight training.
Sgt. M. W. Culver, Cpls. M. L. Mil-
ler, V. Z. Raines and I. L. Young and
Pfc. E. H. Barber have been sent to
Lowry Field to take the power turret
A number of young ladies from Panama
City were entertained last Thursday
night in the Day Room. Refreshments
were served and dancing and games were
enjoyed by everyone. We appreciated
the girls coming out on those G. I.
trucks and hope that another party
will be forthcoming.
S/Sgt. L. G. Gainey was suddenly
taken ill Monday morning. We all hope
for a quick recovery, so that the ser-
geant can "middle-aisle" this coming
Saturday as he had planned.
Reveille is now a rugged formation
since the First Sergeant has to stand
it.--A. J. C.


As much as we regret it, this week
it's going to be dirt. So here goes:
1st Sgt. Skelton is surely an early
riser. He comes in to tickle our toes
every morning (?) and does it in such
a nice way that we can't refuse to get
up. Say, Stitt, how does the new
bride like this rise and shine bus-
ness? Calloway, you've
surely changed your
tactics. You've been
S hopping right out of bed
lately. I'll bet Sgt.
Skelton just tickles
Syou to death. IWhat's
this I hear about Pvt.
Terry? Hear he spent

his last penny for school books. Has
he been dating a school teacher, too?
Why does Corp. Priddis like guard
duty at the Armory so much? And, say,
Corporal, are you still sweating? And
we don't mean sergeant.
Sgt. Houston, are you straight with
the world and your women now? And,
Sgt. Reno, what kind of fish did you
catch in the Gulf last Saturday?--H.M.


Corp. Schultze is now back in the
The squadron basketball team chalk-
ed up a second straight win by defeat-
ing the 66th Materiel Squadron after
trailing by 12 points at the end of
the first quarter.
Sgt. Rogers and Pvts. G. A. Bennett,
Burnell, Hammett, Parson, Gonzales,
L. C. Bennett, Thompson, Szukiewicz,
Berndt and Stanton left for Lowry
Field in good old Colorado.
Many of the fellows are braving the
nice, cool Gulf to get their first
taste of the salty brine.
Pvt. Richey left for Kelly Field to
begin training as a student pilot.
2nd Lt. Davis was assigned duties
that require him to be at Maxwell
Pvt. Dean has left for home on an
emergency furlough.--H. B.


Supply Sergeant Suarez has started
to work on our basketball team and
here's hoping that he turns out as
good a team as when he was in charge
of our touch football team. However,
he has a blond inspiration which
should help to set his world on fire.
A number of new men have joined the
squadron from DS and we bid them wel-
come and hope that we will all get
acquainted soon.
1st Sgt. Anderson still has that far

I~6 lil
Q lil.: 1

away look in his eyes (about 175 miles
away). The question is not "To be or
not to be," but "Does Cpl. MIurray know
the right people?"
Lt. Brantley is really working his
recruits and is looking out for them.
If you don't believe it, try bucking
the chow line when his boys are "swe-
ating it out."
Pvt. C. J. Powell's girl says she
would like to see the Dr. Jekyll in him
* because she has already seen enough of
1Mr. Hyde. M/Sgt. Hathaway stood roll
call Monday morning for the first time
in ??? years.
Why is it that 14, count 'em, fel-
lows from the 350th have sworn "off"
the weaker sex?
Silvers went to see his girl friend
L'onday night and when she came to the
door she shouted, "Daddy! There's a
stranger at the door." Zach has now
confined himself to the barracks until
he can grow another mustache.--J.DoT.


Upon paying a visit to the 37 re-
cruits recently assigned to this out-
fit, Sgt. Boileau ran into a barrage
of French from every side. Apparent-
ly, the new 446'ers come mostly from
Louisiana and are of French origin.
Sgt. Boileau called to get some in-
formation from the new men and end-
ed up by spending the evening answer-
ing a thousand and one questions that
recruits are always full of.
Pvt. Levy will soon have "before" &
'after" pictures on display. His
new body-building equipment promises
to do great things for his physique.
A NCO school has been started to
give the squadron non-cors a chance to
brush up on giving orders. The re-
cruits will serve as guinea pigs.
Some of the boys think that Lt. Noo-
nan is a much better Commanding Offi-
cer than a ping-pong player. Right,


The Blue Ribbon went o
the 447th last week. Our
barracks was rated tons- ~''
in the regular Saturday-
inspection made by Major
Hyndman. Keep up the good
work, fellows. /
To the 10 graduates of the armoirrs
course at Lowry Field who were assign-
ed to our outfit, we wish to extend
our heartiest welcome. Lots of luck
to Pvt. I. Lash who left for Chanute
Field to enter the instrument spec-
ialist course.
Scoop of the week: "Here Comes The
Bride" may soon be heard, as admitted
by Sgt. Cross. IHe says she is one of
those Northern gals. Orchids to Pfc.
"Muscles" Gauthier who finally got a
glimpse of his toes after 21 years.
A little exercise works miracles. The
crying towel goes to Pfc. Kemp, who is
still crying over that $1.50 lock
which was broken.
Extra!! Pvt. "Speedy" Hart will try
to break Jesse Owen's speed record this


The basketball game January 20th be-
tween this outfit and Headquarters was
a honey and we managed to come out a-
head by a close 49-45 score in a hard-
fought game.
This squadron wishes to publicly
challenge those braggerts in the 447th
to a basketball game at their conven-
ience. And they'd better bring along
plenty of rabbit "foots", for they'll
need them.
Corp. Flynn will save the government
a lot of money when he goes to drawing
separate rations-only 5 feet, 4 inches
tall...Corp. Yieis must be some ladies'
man, judging from the PC mail that he
has been getting.--L.H.T.


When will Stabler and Hicks settle
their feud? What is the admission to
see Pvt. Stanley perform his setting-
up exercise which he has scheduled ev-
ery night? It seems that T/Sgt. Rat-
ley has really decided to settle down
to home life. He was seen carrying
shrubbery by the arm-loads the other
day. Some people just can't 'keep
money. That's all right, Bell, there
is always more at home. Who lets the
air out of Toby Lamar's left front
tire every day? How did Stabler get
that shiner? Boy, is it a honey!!
Who is it in San Antonio who so per-
sistently corresponds with T/Sgt.
Burnett? It seems that those -*?!*-
store slips and memorandum receipts..
never check--might be a good idea for
the "shop and office" force to work
out a peaceful solution. Neither is
ever willing to admit that it is at
"fault." The latest rumor circulat-
ing through Ordnance is: Due to the
advancing cost of clay pigeons, the
Ordnance Company has sent in a requi-
sition for 12,000 Japs to be used for
target practice at Tyndall Field,
There is a great similarity between
Japs and clay pigeons--both are yel-
low and crack very easily---that is


It has been rumored that our det-
achment commander, Lt. Shofner, is
the best politician on the post. It
seems that the only way to keep T/Sgt.
Underwood's spirits up is to arrange
to have a letter delivered daily from
Macon, Ga. What is the attraction?
Pvt. Blazak seems to have some sort
of an interest in Panama City, accor-
ding to all the passes he seems to
want. Explain yourself, John. Pfc.
Carl Brandt visits James Laundry and
Cleaners frequently. Is the reason

Eleanor? Now, to revert to a serious
vein. Pfc. Edward M. Morgan has left
us for a short period to attend the
Army Finance School at Fort Benjamin
Harrison, Ind. We all wish Ed the
best of luck.--C.B.


Yep, it surely looks as if spring
is on the loose again. How do we
know? Well, a sure sign that the
cool weather is just about over is
"Biffy" Ramey's new hair-do. Other
more sure signs are the dull, stupid
looks that come into our eyes when
one of the lovely office wrens
flutter by, leaving in their wake a
cloud of exotic perfume as well as a
collection of far away looks. Ah!
what is so rare, as a day in June.
Then, if ever, come perfect days.
Pvt. Paul Wheeler tells us of the gal
he had out on a date the other even-
ing who, after she had kissed him six
or seven times, began getting sentim-
ental. And then, we have the choice
bit of dirt about Corp. Bob G. Stiles
who was overheard to remark that his
gal would make a swell soldier mainly
because she bears everything without
any complaining. The four fellows
who are trying to effect a transfer
to the parachute battalion are: Pvts.
Lively, Angelier, Adams, and Kirby.
Well, all we can say is that they are
nice fellows, and we hope we never
hear of them being picked up with a
vacumn cleaner. Here the old adage
"If at first you don't succeed, try
try again," DOES NOT APPLY. Did you
know that the quartermaster has over
200 functions? If you don't believe
it look it up in your manual. The
mission of the Quartermaster Corps is
to assure the successful operation of
the Army of the United States. Well
that will be all for this time.
Will see you next week, and meanwhile
"Keep 'Em Lying."--R.G.

-"-- ~4~

uch to your Chaplain's surprise, a
soldier asked him if he could spare
a few minutes in which to talk over a
personal problem.
The surprise was not that the sold-
ier had a problem. All men everywhere
have problems--problems that to them

are big, but which seem small to oth-
ers. Too, all men at one time or an-
other feel the urge to talk over a
problem with someone whom they can
trust, and with someone whom they feel
will not make light of their partic-
ular problem.
The surprise was not that this sold-
ier sought out the Chaplain. This is
what the Chaplain is for. The sur-
prise was that the soldier even enter-
tained the thought that the Chaplain
would not have time to talk with him.
Your Chaplain thought that all of you
understood that you were free to dis-
cuss anything with him.
Both Chaplain McClelland and myself
are vitally interested in you. We want
to be of help to you and we stand
ready at all times to be of service.
You are free to speak with us at any
time, anywhere.
Your problems do not have to be re-
ligious. They can be anything you
feel you want to talk about.
If you tell your problem to your
Chaplain, you can be sure it will be
kept confidential. He can and does
keep confidences.
--Chaplain rVison

OROi 40mwoo 14
Your TYNDALL TARGET goes on the air
over Station WDLP, Panama City, every
Friday night from 6:15 to 6:30. Tune
in for news about the men stationed at
Tyndall Field and for the soldier's
favorite popular songs as played by
the nation's leading dance orchestras.
If you have a favorite, drop a card to
TYNDALL TARGET, care of Station NWDLP,
by Wednesday of each week. The men's
top tune to be played tonight is the
Glenn Miller version of "Chattanooga
Choo Choo."


According to a tabulation of your
votes completed yesterday. "The Old
Rugged Cross" has been named the fav-
orite hymn of the men of Tyndall
The poll was conducted after word
was received from the War Department's
publicc Relations Bureau in Washington
that the Hour of Charm, featuring the
All-Girl Orchestra of Phil Spitalney,
will present each Sunday night at 9:00
o'clock over the NBC-Red network, the
favorite hymn of the Army's various
posts, camps and stations all over the
country.., Second and third in the vot-
/ ing were "Rock of
Ages" and "In the Gar-
den." The favorite
hymn has been submit-
ted to the program's
sponsor and the date
of the Tyndall Field
dedication will be
announced later.

A\AV A\I///1 OWAVAT/fI/ //XAy /F/
If I must be a gunner
Then, Lord, please grant me grace
That I may leave this station
With a smile upon my face.

I may have wished to be a pilot,
And you along with me;
But if we all were pilots
Where would the Air Force be?

It takes GUTS to be a gunner,
To sit out in the tail
When the Messerchmitts are coming,
And the slugs begin to wail.

The pilot's just a chauffeur;
It's his job to fly the plane,
But it's we who do the fighting,
Though we may not get the fame.

But we're here to win a war,
And until this job is done,
Let's forget our personal feelings
And get behind the gun.


6Sp*t 'UtcfwOAy-
Athletics and other recreational ac-
tivities are now being enjoyed by the
majority of the men stationed at Tyn-
dall Field.
Under the supervision of Lt. Thomp-
son, athletic and recreation officer,
an assistant has been appointed for
each squadron to activate interest in
their organizations for all kinds of
athletics and recreation that are a-
vailable. At present, the following
equipment is available for use: arch-
ery sets, volleyball and basketball.
Shuffle boards are now being constr-
ucted on porch floors in several of
the buildings. Work on a softball
diamond is underway in the rear of
Building 310 and will be ready for use
in a few days.
Basketball practice is going full-
tilt. Squadron teams are practicing
two nights a week and on Saturdays at
the Bay County high school gym in Pan-
ama City. If our organization does
not have a team, contact Lt. Thompson
and arrangements will be made for your
men to practice. Transportation will
be furnished on these occasions.
The following assistant athletic di-
rectors have been named to represent
their squadrons, and if you are inter-
ested in any form of athletics, see
your representative:
Hq. & Hq. Pvt. Dan Levinson
66th Mat. Pvt. L. R. Brewer
69th A.B. S/Sgt. Patrick O'Neil
343rd SS Corp. Donald Murphy
344th SS Corp. Clyde Higason
348th SS Sgt. Joseph Sadler
349th SS Corp. John Owings
350th SS Sgt. Carl Suarey
446th SS Sgt. George Stewart
447th SS Sgt. Robert Thurman
448th SS Sgt. Lloyd Taylor

A group recreation room is now loca-
ted in Building 310, just north-west
of the steel water tank on the south
end of the field. It is equipped with
three ping-pong tables, American and
Chinese checkers and dominos. Writing
tables with paper, pen and ink are a-
vailable and the following publica-

tions: Life, Collier's, Army & Navy
Journal, Army & Navy Register, Amer-
ican Magazine, Liberty, Popular Me-
chanics, Saturday Evening Post, Ra-
dio Craft, Readers' Digest, Look,
Adventure, Sports Afield, Western
Story, Field & Stream. You can drop
by at anytime to read the following
daily papers: Montgomery Advertiser,
Pensacola Journal, Panama City News-
Herald. New York Times and Cleveland
News.--Major W. F. Shipman.

4% 6 Cage Scle"w^
A great many soldiers have been at-
tending basketball games at Bay County
high school and for your convenience,
the following schedule of future cage
tilts is given:


6th Chipley
10th Malone
16th Pensacola
20th Marianna
24th St. Joe

81HE'S5 if

I don't suppose that there will be
half as many stamps sold at the PO now
that Miss Alma Dykes has left to take

another position at the St. Andrews
branch. We all wish her the best of
There is quite a humorous touch to
the way some of the fellows have their
mail addressed. A few of the many
ways that Tyndall Field has been spel-
led are: Lyndall, Syndall, Kendall,
Tindall, Tendell, and Eyndall. Some
are addressed to the street that the
barracks are on, some to the "34855th
School Squadron." One of the recruits
has his mail addressed as "Temporary
Buck Private." May we make the sug-
gestion that every man make sure to
tell his girl and other correspondents
his correct address. It will be a big
help to us in the post office and your
mail will reach you more quickly.
Some of the fellows evidently like
Florida sand for they're sending it
back home to friends.


%"' Ak____


Recruiting Sgto: Is this your
Full name?
Army Prospect: That's my name,
full or sober,

Hitler is closely supervising
his Axis partner. The new mot-
to over there is, '"hen in Rome
do as the Germans do,"


A disgruntled draftee became
over-age and was given his dis-
charge from the Army, and immed-
iately wrote to his colonel as
follows: "Sir: Boy, am I glad
to get out! And from me, you
can tell the Bugler, that tough
sergeant and, in fact, the whole
darn Army to go straight to h--'
A few days later he received
a reply from the colonel's of-
fice: "Sir: Any suggestions as
to movements of troops must be
entered on WDAGO Form No.1234-
4321 which I am inclosing,"

Said the paratroop instructor:
"If your parachute doesn't
open, that's known as jumping
to conclusions."

"Just fancy that," ex-
claimed the very proud
mother, "they've pro-
moted our Herbert for
insulting a sergeant
They've made him a
court martial!"

L Old Maid's laughter:
*ma He! He! He! He!



V e b



Ask the fellow on your right to name
the proprietors of "The Open Air Taxi
Cab Company" and I'll bet they hesi-
tate for a few moments. But just men-
tion "Madame Queen" and "The Kingfish"
and watch his face light up with plea-
sant memories as they say, "Why, Amos
and Andy, of course." A few of us
will be surprised to hear that our
favorite blackface comedians of the
early Thirties are still on the air,
but tune in any weekday evening to a
CBS station at 6:00 PM and you will
still be able to hear Bill Hay's fam-
iliar, mellow voice, saying,"Here they
are!" This month Mr. Correll (Amos)
and Mr. Gosden (Andy) celebrate their
16th year as a broadcasting team.
Speaking of anniversaries, Walter
Damrosch, the noted American symphonic
conductor, celebrates his 80th birth-
day tonight with a program that will
feature many famous stars of stage,
screen and radio. Tune NBC-Red at 8:00
PM and you won't be disappointed.
Rumor has it that the veteran troup-
er, Al Jolson, will be back on the air
in a half-hour dramatic-comedy show.
It will be good to hear Jolson's voice
For you fellows who had trouble in
deciding whether you wanted to listen
to Fred Allen or Eddie Cantor on Wed-
nesday evenings, we've got great news.
Beginning March 1st, dour, sour Allen
will obligingly take over the CBS
coast-to-coast network at 8:00 PM on
Sunday. Listen for the siren.
Wilson's unfailingly enthusiastic
voice on Jack Benny's Sunday show. Bob
Hope's opening cracks Tuesday PM's are
guaranteed for chuckles. The unusual
introduction to the Hobby Lobby pro-
gram Saturday nights: A ring of the
phone and--"Ladies and gentlemen, it's
for you.."
A SALUTE TO: Cecil B. DeMille's Lux
Radio Theatre on a fine presentation
of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" last Monday
evening. Swell performances by Cary
Grant and Evelyn Keyes.

'31lovie O


SATURDAY, January 31
"Riders of the Timberline"
William Boyd

SUNDAY, MONDAY, February 1 and 2
"Bedtime Story"
Fredric March
Loretta Young

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, February 3 and 4
"The Maltese Falcon"
Humphrey Bogart
Mary Astor

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, February 5 and 6
"Wild Bill Hickok Rides"
Constance Bennett
Bruce Cabot


SATURDAY, January 31
"Riding the Sunset Trail"
Tom Keene

SUNDAY, MONDAY, February 1 and 2
"Pacific Blackout"
Robert Preston
Martha O'Driscoll

TUESDAY, February 3
"Billy the Kid Wanted"
Buster Crabb
Al St. John

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, February 4 and 5
"Sun Valley Serenade"
Sonja Henie
John Payne
Glenn Miller & Band

FRIDAY, February 6
"The Perfect Snob"
Lynn Bari
"Prairie Law"

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