Vol. I No. 7 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida, February 28, 1942
HOUSING PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION
MAJOR GENERAL HARMON
*AND STAFF VISIT POST
Six high ranking Air Corps Officers,
headed by Major General Milliard F.
Harmon, Chief of the Air Staff, Wash-
ington, D. C., visited Tyndall Field
Friday and made a hurried tour of the
Post with Colonel Maxwell.
The delegation of officers arrived
here from Eglin Field and their visit
to Tyndall was part of a survey of Air
Corps defense units in the Southeast.
Other officers accompanying General
Harmon were Colonels Edgar P. Sorensen,
Grandison Gardner, Robert M. Copeland,
and Wentworth Goss.
General Harmon is one of the three
highest ranking officers in the Air
Corps and has a distinguished record.
He was a Wing Commander in Honolulu,
Hawaii, in 1936-37, and served as Com-
mandant of the AC Tactical School and
A' Post Commander at Maxwell Field in
S Colonel Sorensen was president of
the Air Corps Board at Maxwell Field
from 1937 to 1940 and at Eglin Field
in 1941. From Eglin he went to Wash-
ington as S-4 for the Air Staff and
was recently relieved to assume new
duties. A materiel adviser on bal-
loon ascensions, Colonel Sorensen is
considered an authority on the ef-
fects of bombing.
The officers were flying a C-42, pi-
loted by Colonel Goss, and discussed
with Colonel Maxwell Tyndall Field's
important role in training of gunners
for combat duty.
Cove Gardens, the new 150 unit hous-
ing project for NCO's and civilian em-
ployees of Tyndall Field is rapidly
nearing completion and applications
for the apartments are now being taken
by Lt. Joseph I. Mathis, billeting
officer. It is expected that the pro-
ject will be completed early in April.
The apartments, located east of Pan-
ama City on Watson Bayou, consist of
20 one-bedroom, 92 two-bedroom, and 38
three-bedroom units. One hundred of
these will be allotted to NCO's and 50
to the civilian personnel. The rental
will be $21 for the one-bedroom suites
and $23.50 for the two- and three bed-
room units. These prices do not in-
Only NCO's of the first three grades
will be eligible to rent the units at
first, but if there are still vacan-
cies, apartments may be assigned to
enlisted men below these grades on a
temporary basis. To these men, the
rental will be $11, $13 and $15 per
month for the one, two and three bed-
room units, respectively.
All apartments will be equipped with
stove, electric refrigerator, hot wa-
ter heater and an oil burning floor
furnace. They are built around a cir-
cle and there will be a park and com-
munity building in the center. The
streets and sidewalks will be paved
and an area has been set aside for
stores and shops.
The buildings are of cement and tile
construction and will accommodate 400
to 500 persons. All applications will
be subject to approval by the Command-
ing Officer of the Post.
A few days after our last "Chat" was published we received a letter from an
enlisted man. He sent the following article which I think merits publication:
THE MAGIC TEN PER CENT
The average man stands 70 inches high to the top of his hat. Ten per cent
above that average--77 inches, makes him a giant among his fellows. Ten per
cent below the average, brings the stature down to 63 inches to the hat top---
Ten per cent, more or less, looks like a trifle to the unthinking, but it is a
tremendous thing when applied to men and their success.
In my salesman days, it was my privilege to meet and talk intimately with a
few great men of finance, industry and commerce in onp of the South's largest
cities and Eastern industrial centers. I nearly always found them to be men of
simple tastes, simple speech and simple dress. Whether met at a sales meeting,
on the golf course, or any place away from the Kingdom they helped to rule, they
were just ordinary men--"Regular guys". And, at that, most of them had started
humbly enough at the very bottom of the ladders on which they had climbed to
such dizzy heights. What made them great? Why did they pass hundreds, or thou-
sands, of men who once had a better foothold on that ladder? Not towering in-
tellects, not college educations, not any one over-mastering talent, genius or
capacity. No, they had only to be 10% better than their fellows; consist-
ently better in everything that counted. Not once, but always.
10% earlier in getting to work. 10% longer on the job. 10% more sure footed
in making decisions--small ones at first, then larger. 10% better memory for
things that counted. 10% more industrious. 10% more efficient in cleaning up
the day's work. 10% more dependable. 10% more loyal to superiors.
That magic 10% plus!
It throws a halo around the head of the man who has it; marks him as the one
to be promoted; because remember, friends, your superiors are not looking for
Superman, but they are continuously seeking the "plus" man who can be depended
upon, the consistent producers, the patient savers, the men who do their work in
a business-like way, however humble their tasks.
It lies wholly with you!
Staff Sergeant William E. Jenkins
Corporal Robert A. Ferguson
February 20, 1942
Tyndall Field, Florida
We invite all of you to attend our Chapel Club each Wednesday night at 6:30
o'clock in the Day Room. Services every Sunday at 10l00 in the Day Room.
//7 /Lt. Mathis really
h / had-his chest poked
out Friday morning
Sas-the result of
% --Glenn Miller's Sal-
// >ute to Tyndall Fie-
Sld when he espec-
S N\ially mentioned our
At last Major N~augh is sporting that
new hat...What officer in the Depart-
ment of Training was upset at the ap-
* pearance of a diamond ring?...Lt. King-
man is having difficulty making up his
mind whether it's "Yes" or "No"...Lt.
Rush says he came to Florida for the
winter, and found it!...I hear that
Lt. Campbell, Ordnance Department, is
anxiously awaiting a Leave for that
certain purpose.....Captain Carnahan
has a hard time keeping up with all
his stenographers and his carbon cop-
ies...The B.O.Q. is ready for occup-
ancy and all the younger officers can
hardly wait to move into their new
home...A certain fellow around here
has an awful time when he gets on the
phone. He calls up some qf the local
girls and tells them it is "Jimmy"
calling. All of which is Q. K.for
that is his first name; however, the
result is invariably that the cute
little thing replys with "Oh, Jimmy-
-Jimmy Corr!" Doggone it, Lt. Corr,
please leave us a few phone numbers
for our own use...We welcome the new
officers who have just come to Tyndall
Field...What new officer wiggles his
ears for the amusement of our gal
friends?...Lt. Tannen is what they
used to call a "two-timer"....sends
the originals of his pictures to girl
#1, and the prints to girl #2...Look-
alikes: Lt. Clayton of the Engineers
and Lt. Rush of Student Personnel, so
I've been told...Captain Howell, Post
Adjutant, and Lt. Silva, Assistant
Post Adjutant, both celebrated their
birthdays on Feb. 26th...Lt. Bane is
off on his three-day honeymoon.
I'll bet that Sgt. Liddon knows more
generals than any other enlisted man
in the U.S.A....Sgt. Harmon Anderson
probably will be coming to Lt. Mathis
soon looking for an apartment...He
wants the comforts of home...They say
that Sgt. Hodges of the 66th practic-
ally wept the other a.m. over the mis-
deeds of his brood...His usual reveil-
le "pep" talk didn't have much pep!
Technician Carl Brandt of Finance was
around the other day wanting an intro-
duction to the new secretary to the
Employment Officer...(Miss Smith plea-
se note)....He isn't looking for work
either...We are not indebted to the
Dept. of Training for paper for the
TARGET this week...It was stolen out-
right!...Say Corporal Davis of the
343rd, Napoleon never pulled guard as
a private, especially at Post #71
What kind of flowers shall we order,
Sgt. Blassingame, if you happen to
call for "her" at the "wrong" night?
We wonder if Tech. Sergeant Underwood
fashions his curves at bowling after
"familiar figures"?...Who was that M.
P. that ordered T/Sgt. Wood to clean
up around Post Hqtrs. the other night?
See what happens when you go "slummin"
in fatigues, sergeant...And who are
those members of "Cafe Society" from
Headquarters Squadron who would rather
pay flor their lunch than wash out
their mess kits?...If Jimmie Barran of
the 69th could only use some of that
speed he has with the fairer sex on
getting out his squadron news, it
might help to get this weekly "Bugle"
out on timel...Pvt. Godwin looked like
a wolf in sheep's clothing when he
bounded into the Post
a pilot's jacket..Sgt
Lankford lost no time
in shearing his wool!
Fred Foster sprays
his throat daily so
he can hit the right /
key on "Atten-shun!"
GET CLAY SURFACE
Starting next week, all games of the
inter-squadron basketball tourney will
be played here on the field. Under the
supervision of A. & R. Officer Lt.
Thompson, four of the cage courts on
the field are being covered with a
layer of pressed clay, giving them a
hard, durable surface.
In order to carry through the schqd-
ule as planned, it will be necessary
to organize an officiating staff of
referees and scorekeepers. All men
who have had such experience and wish
to volunteer their services are urgen-
tly requested to turn in their names
to the A. & R. Office or get in touch
with Sgt. Frank Scisco of the 448th.
- Getinq Personal -
"I turned in my spikes for a pair of
G.I. shoes!" That's the story of Nor-
man Southard of the 343rd. School Squ-
adron. When he exchanged his baseball
uniform for the 0. D. outfit of the U.
S. Army last fall, Private Southard
was bidding goodbye to a promising
career in organized baseball.
Norman, who is a pitcher, was under
contract with the Mayfield Browns, of
Mayfield, Kentucky. The Browns are
members of the St. Louis Browns' diam-
Private Southard hails from Inwood,
Long Island, where he capped off a
brilliant high school performance with
a record of eight wins against one de-
feat in his senior year. Southard's
first opportunity to play in big time
competition came with the New York
Giant Farm at Salisbury, N. C. From
the Salisbury farm he was sent to bol-
ster up the twirling staff of the
Jackson "Generals" of Tennessee.
Norman got his chance to join the
Mayfield club early in the '41 season.
Working in fifteen games, Southard's
arm was a major factor in bringing the
blue ribbon of the Kitty League to the
With a team that occasionally showed
shades of the spectacular, the Finance
Keglers bowled over the Headquarters
Quintet in last Thursday night's leag-
ue competition. With this latest tri-
umph, the "Exchequers" take a command-
ing lead over their closest rivals,
the 344th School Squadron.
Also victims of too many hooks and
curves were the members of the Signal
Corps squad who bowed to the 448th.
Here are the league standings up
through Thursday's games:
Hq & Hq........
High Team Score:
High Single Game:
High 5-man 3 game
High 3 games sing
s: QMC --2389
Tuesday 344th vs. QMC
343rd vs. Finance
Hq & Hq vs. Signal
448th vs. 66th
349th vs. 446th
343rd vs. 348th
350th vs. 447th
448th vs. 66th
Hq & Hq vs. Ordnance
344th vs. 69th
The yard birdS-:
The ole yardbird sho has been used up this weak--bin treeted mity mean, I have.
Wensday i heerd tell of us goin over ter the horsepittal to take a shot, so
whether whistul blowed i fell out in a hurry, but they aint gave us nothing ter
drink, jest jabbed me in the arm wif a needul; didn't hurt much, but i'uz.kinder
dissipinted. Figgered it uz mity nice uv em to set us up, kinder hoped it ud be
a shot of rye.
Tursdy i wint in kinder late an axed mah fust sgt. fur a past on account of
Miss balinsky dun axed me down ter hur pardy. he tole me that miss balinsky jest
called up and sayed ter tell me she dun called it off, an i tole him rite bak
that the 2 biggest liars in the army wuz in our outfit, cause i aint never bin
S invited to no pardy. he dun restricted me ter the area fur insulation ter a
Frydy I learnt all about pistills. Had to feel strip mine and putt her back
without havin no parts left over. I dun had enough leff to make another gun.
But that wuznt so good on account of neither one of em 'ud shute. Then they
axed me if i had shot skeet, & i tole em rite bak that i wuz not guilty cause i
didn't even know the man & never herd tell of him.
Ma cuzzin's in the kalvary, an seeing as how his favorite mule dun got kilt, he
axed me to rite a ode to her; me bein the literary genyus of the fambly. Hear it
is: Hears ter Miramy, ma cuzzin Glut's favoright mool, who dun kum ter a untime-
ly an tragik ind. in hur army career she dun kiked 87 pvts., 45 corpurls, 28
sgts., 15 Shavetaile lootenents, 8 Captings, 5 majors, 2 Kernells & 1 Hand Gre-
nade. Guess i'ud better be er goin--The Yardbird.
I stand here by my rugged post,
Where the night is cold and still,
As the sound of coming footsteps,
Come trotting down the hill.
I lower my rifle, and yell out "Halt,"
And I strain both ears to hear,
But not a sound comes forth to me,
As I stand there filled with fear,
Now again I hear the sound of feet,
This time more loud and clear,
And I say to myself, "Something's wrong,"
'Cause I sense that danger is near.
And now my mind is a mass of fog,
As the sweat forms on my brow,
I feel as though I were weakening,
From the loss of sleep or chow.
In the morning I find it was all a dream,
Which made me feel quite free,
'Cause the noise of the coming footsteps,
Was the "C. Q." waking me.
--Carl Gershman, 349th Sch. Sq.
If you've penned a publishable poem,
shoot it to us for publication--Ed.
It used to be the bugle
With tones so sweet and mellow
But now it's the shiny whistle
Accenting the Sergeant's bellow
To hear the sound's upsetting
It's sharp, it's loud and shrill
All they have to do is sound it
And we're in the mood to kill
Should we ever have to tangle
With the enemy in fight
Just sound off with the whistles
And we'll put the bums to flight.
--Ken Stitt, 348th Sch. Sq.
F Queslion P
First she bids me kiss her hand,
Then she bids me keep my place.
First she loves me at command,
Then she loves to have me chase.
First she pats me on the cheek,
Then she pats me on the jaw.
First her protests are so weak,
Then she will not even thaw.
Now my mind is in eclipse,
And my brain cells madly dance.
Shall I kiss her on the lips,
Or shall I kick her in the -- oopsl
Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
Sgt. J. W. Timberlake
Pvt. Arnold H. Milgaten
S/Sgt. Arthur R. Edwards
Pfc. James Barran
Sgt. R. S. Boyes
Cpl. A. J. Corbin
Cpl. Hugh Maloney
Cpl. H. H. Bergstrom
S/Sgt. J. T. Twitchell
Cpl. M. M. Kendall
Cpl. John T. Lampros
Sgt. Lloyd H. Taylor
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
1st Lt. Joseph I. Mathis
ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER
Cpl. Jack H. Parks
Cpl. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Ernest Kenton
S/Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett
Cpl. Harold Speck
Col. W. A. Maxwell
Pvt. William Hines
Tech. Carl G. Brandt
Sgt. R. L. Mathews
Pvt. Ray Gross
Ivt. J. H. Lescher
Miss Roberta Gammon
Of course, it is not known by every-
one, but Sgt. Brewer has some shelled
pecans for anyone who wants them. Due
to the fact that the price of eggs is
so high, Sgt. Steger has decided to
grow a nest above his upper lip to see
if a "chicken" will roost there.
The squadron has a new day room and
it is being enjoyed by all...And we
finally broke our losing spell at bow-
ling. We took three straight games
from the Signal Corps our last time
out. That new Tech. Sergeant is a
valuable asset to our team.
Most of the men do not have any good
news this week...the Medical Corps got
to us and we couldn't do anything a-
Corp. Walton complains that he does
not get half as much mail now that he
swapped his rings for a man's wrist
Some of our men have returned from
specialist's schools...Welcome back,
men!..Sgt. Williams, we have not heard
from you in some time. Are those st-
ripes too heavy?
And despite the fact that our bas-
ketball quint won its first and only
game in league competition, we still
need the help of some of you profes-
sional ball players that are too hes-
itant about coming out. --A.R.E.
69TH AIR BASE
The heavy rain of the past week has
made it very uncomfortable for our sc-
outing patrol. The boys have been ac-
customed to crawling on their knees,
but Sgt. Bull says we are now learning
We're all pretty unhappy to know
that Corp. Dodd has been sick. Tuesday
morning while scouting on the beach,
he ran smack into a nest of yellow
jackets. He now stands while eating
Welcome to Capt. Noble. --J.F.B.
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS
An open letter to our former First
Sergeant, T/Sgt. Daniel S. Howell:
It is a generally accepted fact that
there is no place for sentiment in the
Army. We are not arguing this point.
Although these words come from deep
within, the tone is intended to be one
of deep respect and we wish that the
thoughts herein expressed be consider-
ed in that light.
That a man worthy of promotion would
eventually be given due recognition,
we in Headquarters Squadron fully un-
derstood. We knew that you could not
remain with us in the capacity of 1st-
Sergeant for any great length of time.
Your just recognition by the Army in
the form of a promotion to Technical
Sergeant was inevitable.
Some of the men in our outfit have
known you for several years, others
have not been quite so fortunate.
However, every man in the squadron
recognized and appreciated your abil-
ity to maintain discipline and still
remain a "regular guy." If your aim
in Army life has been to do your job
well and earn the respect of the men
with whom you work, then you may take
our word for it that you have suc-
There will be other First Sergeants,
but you have set the standard that
they must maintain.
THE ENTIRE SQUADRON
S 343RD SCHOOL SQUADRON
leaving a trail of countless amorous
conquests behind him, Panama City's
"Dream Boy," Sergeant New, has just
returned from Brooklyn where he comp-
leted a course in Power Turrets.
Also back from the Big City is Ser-
geant Neice D. Hicks. Rumor has it
that wedding bells will soon toll,
accompanied by military ceremony.
Lots of luck to our own Ocie J.
Dearing, who will represent Tyndall
Field in the coming Golden Gloves
Tournament to be held at Pensacola,
Florida. Ocie, who is better known as
the "Killer," tips the scales at one
hundred and seventy-four pounds.
The Day Room is beginning to remind
us of home--what, with a record player
and radio combination, ping-pong and
pool tables and some comfortable furn-
iture--all we need now is a plush car-
A vote of thanks to the ladies of
the First Presbyterian Church of Lynn
Haven, for the swell supper that they
gave us on Monday night!
Monday was quite a day for Pfc. Mar-
vin Rubin. His mother and dad came
down to visit him and topped off their
visit by acting as hosts at a dinner
party for Marvin and several of his
Congratulations to our new Master
Sergeant, Joe Young! --R.J.B.
344TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
They don't pass those stripes out
very often, so S/Sgt. P.J. Ward rates
our salute on his recent promotion to
the Tech. ranks. And speaking of Tech
Sergeants, welcome to T/Sgts. G. C.
Talley and J. R. Shreve, new arrivals
in the squadron.
It's goodbye for a while to Corporal
W.D. Wilhoit, Pfc. Ii. Walker and Priv-
ate R. R. Heath, who left for Chicago
on Tuesday for a course in Air Mechan-
ics. Our loss is Kelly Field's gain
since S/Sgt. W.K. Richmond and Pvt. C.
C. Harrison left for Flight Training
at the Texas school. Keep 'Em Flying!
You may have to look twice, but that
isn't a new omnibus that Pfc. Skully
is sportin', it's just the old one
minus six inches of mud!
Let's go, you ten-pin Kings! Are you
going to let a bunch of Financial Wiz-
ards take first place honors uncont-
ested? The "rugged" 344th didn't get
it's name by taking second place! -AJC
349TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Vur first official social function
at Tyndall 'ield was held last Thurs-
day evening, February 26th. It was a
combination dinner and dance party st-
aged in our day room. The affair was
quite a success, and we wish to
thank Mrs. Thelma Martin and her com-
mittee for arranging for the presence
of Panama City's fairer sex. A vote
of appreciation to Major Shipman for
his cooperation, and also to First
Sergeant Frank A. Michalski and his
committee for their efforts in making
it an enjoyable evening.
The squadron's basketball team chal-
ked up their second straight victory
in the inter-squadron league. The
boys are as yet undefeated.
Shipments to the various training
schools are taking their toll from our
squadron. The latest group of men that
have left are: Sgt. V. B. Russell,
Pvts. J. Brice, C. Younts, C. Johnson,
T. Westbrook, L. Dawkins, L. Morrell,
R. Lohr, J. Randall and Wm. H. Emery.
It's about time we gave some sort of
public recognition to those recently
earned stripes. Men promoted were:
To Staff Sergeant (Temporary): Sgt.
Albert R. Berelowitz and Corporal Con-
rad F. Liles. To Sergeant (Temporary)
Corporals C. R. Allen, C. E. Register,
J. D. Owings, T. F. Boyle, B.R. Schul-
tze, M. A. Hutchins, L. E. Waddell, T.
E. Propes and V. B. Russell, Jr.
Th 350TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
e squadron suffered a blow to its
prestige when our basketball team bow-
ed to the cagers of the 349th. Perhaps
the tide will turn next time. a lot
of heavy arms are being carried around
these days, if not from stripes, it is
because of those i2: shots!
Now you can call them "Master Serg-
eant" Rhodes and "Technical Sergeants"
Dillard and Wright. Nice going men!
Welch, Collins, Poed, Early and Kile
rejoined the outfit this week after
graduating from a specialist course at
It has been suggested that Owensby
be called by his new name of "Chick,"
reference is given to the fifteen year
olds he has been courting. Harrison
is sweating out a military wedding,
fixed bayonets and all that sort of
The new Charge of Quarters set up is
much better, when one wants their pass
* they go to the orderly room and check
out and then check in when coming back
to the barracks. We wonder if the
mail situation couldn't be revised a
Lost, strayed or stolen: One Sheafer
mechanical pencil. Finder please call
530 and ask for the E. & 0. Clerk.
Lt. Hollenback has contemplated writ-
ing to the War Department to see if he
could be made Brigadier General like
Custer did.... --J.D.T.
C 446TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
congratulations are in order for Ex-
T/Sgt. "Hap" Schamburg. They say "pro-
motion is given where promotion is
due." So it is in this case, as "Hap"
is now a Master Sergeant.
Corporal "Curly" J. H. Lassiter, the
candid camera "Bug" is now at photog-
raphy school. We'll expect bigger and
better shots from now on.
An honor worthy of our recognition
is the recent appointment of Tech.
Sergeant Clyde Hodges to the position
of Sergeant Major of the student group
at this field.
Very few people could fill the shoes
of Pvt. L. Wayne Smith. From the tip
of his toe to the heel of his shoe he
proudly boasts a size "131" fit. "Hot
Private Berry is sending for cata-
logues to keep up his prestige. Quote
"I usually receive four letters daily,
but due to certain prevailing condi-
tions, the catalogues will have to
The squadron welcomes Pvt. Frank
Johns, who rejoined us after a period
of detached service. Another prodigal
son has returned, this one from the
hospital. He is Pvt. Harry Gruza, who
proved that a little thing like pneu-
monia couldn't keep a good man down!
447TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
The basketball team still stands un-
defeated after scoring a well-earned
victory, this time over the 343rd Sch-
ool Squadron. We wish them all the
luck in the world.
Let's give a big hand to Pfc. Char-
les Talley for his excellent work in
producing "Tyndall Field in Review,"
the first variety show broadcast by
Lots of luck to Sgts. Mills and Sav-
ko, Corp. Lewis and Pvt. Gore, Seibel,
Fike, Gowland, Weeks, Johnson, Morgan
and Thomas, who are now pursuing an
Air Mechanics Course.
Orchids to the new men who recently
joined our outfit. They are doing all
their work well and look like a prom-
ising bunch of soldiers.
Live and Learn: Why does Sergeant
Bender insist that he is of English
descent. Doesn't he realize that all
Swedes have big feet. It's a dead
give-away, Sgt. --J.T.L.
448TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Ahat chance has a supply sergeant
got as a reporter. We visit 20 rooms
to ask for news items and 20 times we
take cover from a barrage of questions
such as, "Sarge, when will my shoes be
repaired?" Or "Sarge, when can I ex-
change my raincoat? This one ain't
form fitting." Give me a break, fel-
lows, before I commit justifiable hom-
icide to make news.
The boys of the squadron chartered a
boat and went fishing (?) last Sunday.
They didn't catch any fish but they
brought back several dead or half-dead
Those cagey cagers in this outfit
can really make a blur of a basketball
court. Latest victims are the Head-
quarters Squadron boys. Spectators
say that the 448th and the All-Star
team would make a heck of a good game.
Corp. Roy Butler has hit on a suc-
cessful reducing menu, and it must be
a honey. It has taken Roly-Poly Roy
from 315 Ibs. to a scant 255. Tsk,
tsk! Just skin and bones.
If we have to take all those shots
over again, I'd just as soon have ty-
phoid or lockjaw.
Cpl. House entertains the P. C. gals
with his one-man imitation of a Salva-
tion Army band. For a former pill-
roller, he's doing pretty good. --LHT.
ie FINANCE DETACHMENT
we're still on top of the Tyndall
Field bowling league and we're going
to do our best to keep right up there.
It seems that the P. C. Telephone
Company must have some appeal because
another of our boys; namely, Bob Cost-
igan, has been beating a path to the
switchboard regularly...Herb Anderson
is still in hopes that he will get
that huge (?) package of peanuts that
a gal promised to send him...Latest
news from Ed Morgan, who is on Detach-
ed Service at the Finance Sch. at Ft.
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., indicates that
he is doing a good job.... We have two
sets of fellows in the outfit whom we-
have named: The Gold Dust Twins..
Beegle and Hanak because they are al-
ways found together. Punch and Judy-
Blazak and Farr because they always
seem to be able to agree to disagree
on some point...There is one man in
our Detachment who would like to know
what kind of an explanation to make
when you accidentally make two dates
to meet at the same time and same
place on the same night. --C.G.B.
348TH SCHOOL SQUADRON
Last week we were sort of scattered
around through the "Target," so next
week we're not going to write on the
edges of the paper when turning in
copy....Guess you know we lost some of
our boys to the Vindy City the other
day--mechanics school....Did you know
that a corporal in the squadron has a
plane (Army) all to his own use. He
takes important things places to have
them fixed, such as glasses to Cin-
cinatti, at least, that is the last
trip I heard of. I wonder if Sgt.
(and I do mean Sergeant) Casper has as
contagious a bed fellow on his way
back as he had on the way up? Who
A hearty handshake in printed form
from all of us to Master Sergeant
Houston....Wish we could get Reno to
spend a little of his flying pay for
refreshments in our new day room.
With all the new promotions, came
lots and lots of shiny, new whistles.
I can't figure out what for, unless it
is to attract the attention of all the
high school girls.
When you have some baloney, shoot it
to Maloney. --H.M.
'lad to see Cohn smiling again.
Those letters from Baltimore certainly
do bring out smiles on his face. Now,
if we could only learn a way to put
some hair back on his head, all would
Sims was a lucky man recently when
his family dropped in for a visit and,
thoughtfully, brought along a little
excess baggage--about 5' 3", blonde,
and with the standard accessories.
He insists the accessories do not come
on all models. Don't forget to at
least say "hello" to your family for
Lescher has set the "bear traps" in
his foot locker--more apples. -J.H.L.
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SIGNAL SERVICE COMPANY
Our maintenance men, Cpls. Cronk and
Panasuk, are "maintaining" at a fu-
rious rate. They get behind the switch-
board and bells start to ring, lights
flash, and general confusion reigns.
Mason, the switchboard operator, ex-
presses his opinion in very strong
language...and the battle is on.
"Reverend" Phelps was recently ap-
pointed Acting Corporal and we extend
our rather belated congratulations.
* He has been doing a grand job for the
856th and has really earned his chev-
A "Lights Out" scene in the barracks:
"Superman" Ostrenko is on the floor,
completing 99 push-ups while "Augie"
Dorazio is making queer noises through
cupped hands, which he claims is an
imitation of Clyde McCoy. Corp. Stans-
berry is completely wrapped in the
arms Of Morpheus and is unaware of the
activity around him..."Danny" Blumer
pleads for quiet, but Charlie Beran
encourages Dorazio to carry on with
his antagonistic noises...."Junior"
(he swears his name is Walter) Stel-
ling makes a final bid for the recog-
nition of his rights...He tries to
start an open rebellion against the
authority of Non-Coms, but so far he
has met with little success...A thud
is heard in the new barracks, which
means that "Newt" has added another
victim to his informal wrestling car-
eer. Mason was probably the victim.
S Corp. Panasuk is particularly inter-
ested in the trunk lines to town.' He
makes frequent phone calls to a number
that is shrouded in secrecy. Only one
hundred men at the Field know the num-
ber, so I'll keep it a secret in that
small group. --W.M.H.
The bridge club is bidding into good
form...So's our bowling team...It's
hitting on all "Five"...Yep, and grass
is soon to be planted on the aprons of
Some of the guys are showing signs
of interest in a quartermaster chest,
especially Tony Gillio (Two Ton)...Lt.
Yates promises to have the nicest :Fom-
missary in the South...Johnny Atkinson
really knows the score, from fruit to
nuts. He owned one of the largest-.,ut
farms in Georgia B. D. (Before Draf-t).
Fulton's tax returns have him in a
dither...Pvt. Crew's mate has arrived
to keep an eye on him. They'll live
on the reservation.....Then, we've got
the wire that Pvt. Schenker's pater
and mater are soon to visit us.
McNeil suggests that they make a
movie called "Nipponese Nutbread"..Did
you see the pretty poem a lad made up
t'other day about one of us?...Any of
you guys who think you know Army Regu-
lations, get a load of the stream of
chatter Sgt. Lee can put out.
And our food is so good that I hear
a lot of officers are fighting for the
opportunity to eat in our mess hall.
That's all for now. --R.G.
S MEDICAL DETACHMENT
The gunnery range might well
been moved to the infirmary last
because we were "shooting" all
long. We've "shot"
camp and now it's th
All this shooting
all Army personnel
zation shots once
dose after the first
stimulating shot and
the whole darned
e officers' turn.
is due to the War
to receive immuni-
each year. Each
will merely be a
will not be full
After seeing how Custer got to be a
General in "They Died With Their Boots
On," Lt. Vernocy is certainly burned
up...Kory is hoping to be a consul or
ambassador some day, so that he can
stay at the Embassy every day.
Tyndall Field took a handsome share
of the nation's spotlight last Thurs-
day when we twice received recognition
over one of the country's leading net-
works, the Columbia Broadcasting
Glenn Miller, noted bandleader, ded-
icated his Thursday evening program
to "...the boys of the nation's larg-
est Gunnery School at Tyndall Field,
Florida!" In a coast to coast hook-
up over CBS, Mr. Miller saluted the
men at the Field with a special num-
ber entitled "The 'V' For Victory
While we were able to announce Glenn
Miller's dedication program in advance,
Henry Dupre's use of various features
from the last issue of the Tyndall
"Target" was a complete surprise! Mr.
Dupre is the genial master of ceremon-
ies of the "Dawn Busters'" program, an
early morning gloom chaser presented
daily through Saturday over Station
WWL, New Orleans.
The program was climaxed by a music-
al version of "A Yardbird's Heaven."
Have you seen how Hill and Makowski
pout when they pass each other?..Corp.
Marsh is about ready to give up on his
0. C. S. application. He claims that
it's more trouble to get indorsements
on that than on one of our checks.
Pvt. G. Timko left for Randolph
Field last Friday (there goes your
last pal, Teddy!)...Did anyone see Pe-
cus Saturday night?...Fellas, I don't
see how you do it a week before pay
day....To S/Sgt. Gossett: If Captain
Medof holds on to that "ship" like he
does to Medical supplies, you need
have no fear. He will never give it
Lt. Lebhar, our new officer, arriv-
ed Monday and is delighted with the
semi-tropical climate. Best rumor of
our Army career: furloughs March lstl
Promotions to Technical and Master
Sergeant for a number of men at this
station were announced this week by a
special order from the Southeastern
Air Corps Training Center. They are:
To Master Sergeant: Robert N. Lank-
ford, Post Sergeant-Major, and the
following line chiefs: Joe B. Young,
Norval F. Rhodes, Wickleff B. Harrel-
son, Robert W. Houston and Conrad
To Tech Sergeant: Charles F. Green,
Post Personnel Sergeant-Major; Seth P.
Wood, chief clerk order section; Wil-
liam L. Balentine, chief clerk message
center; George P. Reno, technical in-
spector; Jack W. Golling, crew chief;
Charlton J. Dillard, armament shop;
Daniel S. Howell, group-- Sgt.-Major;
Robert L. Donan, Asst. Personnel Ser-
geant-Major; Joseph A. Wright, line
maintenance supply sergeant; Frank P.
Bilozur, Asst. Group Sergeant-Major.
There will be a meeting of all squad-
ron reporters Monday afternoon, at 4
o'clock at Hq. & Hq. Squadron's Day
Room. Call No. 4 if unable to attend.
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Proud Father: "The man that marries my
daughter will get a prize."
Sgt. McKaig: "May I see it, please?"
"My grandfather lived to be over 90 and
never used glasses.
S"Well, lots of people prefer it out of
Detail Sergeant: "Hurry up there, you
Yardbird: "Okay, Sarge. But Rome wasn't
built in a day."
Detail Sergeant: "Yeah, I know, but I
wasn't the NCO in charge of that job."
Sgt. Underwood: "I'll be frank, dear.
You're not the first girl I've kissed."
Young Lass: "I'll be frank, too. You
surely have a lot to learn."
He: "Did you hear about the bridge ex-
pert being the father of twins?"
She: "Yeah, looks like his wife doubled
"So you've been to college, eh?" said
the reception center clerk.
"Yeah," replied the recruit.
"How high can you count?
"One, two, three, four, five, six,
even, eight, nine, ten, jack, queen,
Opera Star: "Yes, 20 long years I
have sung in ze Metropolitan."
Admirer: "Gee, you must known Ma-
dam Butterfly when she was only a ca-
Irate moth r at midnight: "Young man,
do you think you can stay here all
Pfc. Mansfield: "Well, I'll have to
call my barracks and tell the Charge of
Judge: "What is the source of your
Rastus: "Ah ain't got but two, Yo'
Judge: "Well, what are they?"
Rastus: "Seven and 'leben."
Twist of he Wrist-
One hundred and thirty-two million
people of a country where democracy is
still a fact, listened to their pres-
ident on last Monday night as he add-
ressed them over a world-wide radio
hook-up. The President warned his aud-
ience that "... peace on our terms is
essential if we desire the generations
that follow to live in freedom!" "....
Victory is inevitable if we maintain
an uninterrupted flow of production!"
Mr. Roosevelt closed his address
with a few words of advice to the Axis
propagandists who would like the other
members of the United Nations to bel-
ieve that the people of America were
planning to finance this war rather
than fight in it. He advised them,
gently, but firmly, to "...Tell it to
That laugh you heard last week was
the echo of a roar that ran through
the entertainment world when Eddie
Cantor, in an interview with tite Ass-
ociated Press, announced that he plan-
ned to retire as soon as the U.S. wins
the peace for which it is fighting.
Eddie Cantor is a fixture in the
American Way of life. His particular
brand of comedy has brought laughter
and happiness to millions. We know
that he is no longer the active young
clown of "Ziegfeld" days, but we also
know that Eddie could never retire
from a public that will still need his
aid to bolster them for the gigantic
task of rehabilitation!
One of your past motion pictures had
an appropriate title, Mr. Cantor, "Kid
Millions" ...and we know that you'll
go on doing just that.
Tyndall Field's own radio show got
under way to an auspicious start last
Monday evening. Broadcasting from
station 'DLP at 7:30 P.M., this first
in a regular series of programs was
opened by an introductory address from
Colonel Maxwell. The Colonel voiced
his approval of activities which af-
forded the soldiers opportunities to
exercise their talents and relax from
the necessary and rigorous training
SM MOVIES V
FOR THIS WEEK
RIT Z A
2'Tl!'J7, MONDAY, March 1-2
"Ride 'Em Cowboy"
The Merry Macs
TUESDAY, DNESDAY, EDAY, arch 3-4
"Lady for a Night"
Tj!Il' A:D!:Y, FRIDAY, March 5-6
SATURDAY, March 7
"Outlaws of the Desert"
P A N A A
SUNDAY, MONDAY, March 1-2
"Confirm Or Deny"
fT" :...\, March 3
"The Lone Rider"
Al. St. John
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, March 4-5
"Life Begins for Andy Hardy"
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, March 6-7
The Three Mesquiteers