Vol. I No. 14 Air Corps Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Florida, April 25, 1942
APALACHICOLA BASE TO AID TRAINING PROGRAM
hl ;t .ii '
Wing Commander Charles Beamish of the
R.A.F., temporarily stationed here as
liason adviser on flexible gunnery.
+KHAKIES" BECOME OFFICIAL
AS OD`S. GO TO THE CLEANERS
Although originally scheduled orMay
1st, Tyndall Field personnel begin
wearing their "khakies" today. Credit
for this humane move goes to Colonel
Maxwell, who, after consulting with
Tyndall's peerless weather forecasting
staff, wrote to the Southeast Air Cor-
ps Training Center Headquarters re-
questing permission to have Tyndall
Field men store their "O.D's" in moth'
balls a week earlier.
The official khaki uniform for en-
listed men includes: Service cap or
garrison cap, khaki trousers, khaki
shirt, and olive-drab necktie or tan
For athletics, shorts are permissi-
ble but the upper part of the body sh-
ould be clothed, except for swimming.
An important step towards facilit-
ating the training of students at Tyn-
dall's Gunnery School is under way at
Apalachicola, where construction has
begun on a $5,000,000 sub-base.
Setting some sort of a record for
speedy action, less than three months
elapsed between the origination of
plans for the project and the begin-
ning of actual construction.
Upon the recommendation of Colonel
Maxwell, the Southeast Air Corps Train-
ing Center Headquarters appointed Tyn-
dall's Captain William P. Kevan as
Project Officer for the Apalachicola
air base. The chief purpose of the
base will be to eliminate unnecessary
flights from Tyndall Field to the gun-
nery practice range. A portion of the
planes will be stationed there while
operating with aerial targets.
Captain Kevan's task will be to su-
pervise construction work and insure a
strict adherence to original plans.
The base will be staffed with neces-
sary officers from Tyndall Field along
with one squadron plus arms and ser-
Chief Clerk of the junior post will
be S/Sgt. Dewey Gossett. T/Sgt. Wil-
liam Balentine and Pvt. Joe Trombitas
will replace S/Sgt. Gossett, who at
present is assistant to Post Sergeant-
Major, Bob Lankford.
S/Sgt. Lester B. Walker has been
tentatively assigned as sergeant-maj-
or of the new post.
The project is not expected to be
completed until the'fall, however, tne
personnel will probably leave for Apa-
lachicola in mid-summer.
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From Circular Letter No. 29, Chief of Chaplains, dated April 15, 1942, the
following two articles are reproduced. Would it not be wisdom for us to read
them carefully and take our cue from these two great Generals, and like them,
look to God for guidance in this, our hour of trial?
"GENERAL MACARTHUR ASKS DIVINE GUIDANCE: The Associated Press stated on
April 5, 1942, that General Douglas MacArthur bespoke Easter-tide divine guidance.
The General, an Episcopalian from Little Rock, Arkansas, introduced the relig-
ious note in his military preparations as he replied to a radiogram from W. P.
Witsell, the rector of Christ Church, Little Rock, which stated: 'The church of
your baptism sends Easter greetings and expression of faith and loving pride in
you.' The reply from Australia read: 'At the altar where I first joined the
sanctuary of God, I ask that you seek divine guidance for me in the struggle that
"GENERAL ORDERS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON: (Issued May 2, 1778, at Valley Forge.)
'The Commander-in-Chief directs that divine service be performed every Sunday at
eleven o'clock in each brigade which has a chaplain. Those brigades which have
none will attend the place of worship nearest to them. It is expected that Offi-
cers of all ranks will, by their attendance, set an example to their men.' While
we are duly performing the duty of good soldiers we certainly ought not to be in-
attentive to the highest duties of religion. To the distinguished characteris-
tics of a patriot it should be our highest glory to add to the more distinguished
characteristics of a Christian."
Can we, as soldiers of these glorious UNITED STATCS OF AMERICA, fail, when
we follow the example of these two of our greatest Generals? If they feel that
it is a privilege to worship God, so should we.
-- Herbert T. Wilson, Post Chaplain
A PANAMA CITY SIXTH "GRADER' VISITS TYNDALL
"Yesterday we went to Tyndall Field.
The whole class went. There were th-
ree cars taking us. They were, Mrs.
Headlee's, Mrs. Bradshaw's and Miss
Register's. I was in Miss Register's
car. When we reached Tyndall Field,
we were met by an M. P. (Military Po-
lice) who first took us to the Per-
sonnel office to register.
After we registered we went to the
Chapel. It was a very beautiful buil-
ding although rather small. The music
was supplied by a small electric organ
in the balcony. Its Chaplain was
From there we went to the Kitchen
and Mess Hall. In the kitchen we saw
them peeling potatoes (spuds in the
army) and onions and in another part
we saw great caldrons of stew cooking
and refrigerators as big as a bedroom.
Then we were taken to the Barracks.
It was all very clean and neat but I
think the Barracks were the neatest.
In each room there were eight beds,
all of them looked like they had been
made up by a professional bed maker-
From there we went to the hospital
or Infermory as it is called in the
army. We went to the white ward, the
colored ward, and a new ward that was
be then went to the Machine Gun fir-
ing area, where men with machine guns
practiced at an airplane made of che-
ese cloth. Each bullet was painted.
When they finished shooting, the air-
plane was taken down and the marks
counted. We watched them for a few
minutes and then decided we had better
go. When we got- home we thanked Miss
Register for a nice afternoon."
-- Ben Morris
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Master Sergeant Peavy
One of the most thoroughly efficient
enlisted men on Tyndall Field is Mas-
ter Sergeant Vather H. Peavy. In his
capacity of Sergeant-Major of the Post
Hospital, he is credited with demon-
strating a remarkable ability in ad-
The Sergeant is a native of Dallas,
Texas, where he attended the Univer-
sity of Texas. Army life is nothing
new to this veteran soldier. During
the last war, Sergeant Peavy was ac-
cepted for service as a cadet.- After
the war, in 1920, he reenlisted and
served with the Fourth Corps Area in-
termittently for the next ten years.
The various branches of service that
the sergeant was associated with inclu-
de the finance, infantry, DEML (RS)
and quartermaster units.
Upon his reenlistment in 1937, Sgt.
Peavy asked to be assigned to the Med-
ical Corps. His request was granted
and in June of 1940 the Sergeant was
transferred to Barksdale Field, Shre-
veport, Louisiana. At Barksdale, the
Sergeant served as chief clerk and la-
ter as mess sergeant of his detachment.
The experience in organization and de-
tail gained by Sergeant Peavy as mess
sergeant has proved invaluable in his
In October, 1941, the Sergeant was
transferred from Barksdale to Tyndall
Field and assumed the duties of Ser-
geant-Major of the Post Eospital.
Lt. Col. Pluenneke
Just as a popular diamond star is
often referred to as "a ballplayer's
ballplayer," just so is Lt. Colonel
John E. Pluenneke known as an Army
The Colonel is a graduate of the
Texas University School of Medicine.
Immediately after his graduation in
1929, he applied for and received his
commission as a 1st lieutenant in the
Medical Corps Reserve.
In 1932 he attended the,Army Medical
School and the Medical Field Service
School and shortly afterwards was pro-
moted to the rank of Captain. The Col-
onel is also a graduate of the School
of Aviation Medicine. In 1933 he was
assigned to the Air Corps and spent 4
years at Randolph Field as an assist-
ant to the flight surgeon. From Ran-
dolph Field, Colonel Pluenneke was
sent to Albrook Field, Canal Zone and
following two years of service there,
was sent to Maxwell Field where he be-
came Post Flight Surgeon and was re-
sponsible for the design and construct-
ion of the new efficient Air Corps Ex-
In October, 1941, the Colonel was
sent down to Tyndall Field to super-
vise the construction of the hospital.
For relaxation, the Post Surgeon on-
joys hunting and fishing and n the ba-
sis of his marksmanship, feels capable
of filling in as a gunnery instructor
should the necessity ever arise.
Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, ACGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
1st Lt. Charles B. Rawson
ASST. TO P. R. OFFICER
Corp. Jack Ho Parks
Sgt. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Ernest Kenton
Pvt. Carl B. Lengerich
S/Sgt. J. D. Twitchell
Sgt. Kenneth Stitt
Pfc. James F. Barran
S/Sgt. N. H. Hutchins
Sgt. Ralph 0. Boyes
Colo Wo A. Maxwell
S/Sgtl Dewey Ho Gossett
Miss Roberta Gammon
Cplo Mo Mo Kendall
S/Sgto Ted R. Williams
Pvt. Samuel Schun
Pvt. Dave P. Alvarez
Pfc. Arnold Milgaten
Pvt. Saul Samiof
T/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
Pfc. John A. Webster
Pfc. Francis Churchill
Pvt. Roy A. Thorson
Pvt. william Hines
Tech. Eric Beegle
Pvt. Ray Gross
Pvt. Robert L. Scott
Pvt. James S. Willis
Yl(Ail It's rumored that Lt.
Burkhart will be the
VOTE future Mayor of Lynn
FOR Haven. The campaign
BURKHART committee includes Lt.
FOR Tannen and Chaplain
MAYOR McClelland; WEAR TIIE
MAYOR BURKHART BUTTON NOW!
7'i', y 1ua Lt. Harris of the PX
had to do some mighty quick thinking
when he was told to report to the Col-
onel the other day. Remember, Lt.,
always buy a suit with two pairs of
pants...In a discussion amongst offi-
cers concerning a proposed fishing
trip, Captain Howell ups and says,
"The only thing wrong with fishing
trips is, there is too much fishing!"
Coming into position f2 of the Bean-
Bell Race, we see Lt. Des Portes...Lt.
Hutchison and Betty Jean looked mighty
nice coming down the aisle in the Post
Chapel;last Sunday evening...Lt. Silva
writes that he would like the "Target"
sent to him during his stayinWashing-
ton...Ask Lt. Glenn Williams why he is
called "Eagle Beak" by his friends in
Birmingham...Look alikes: Captain Rig-
berg and Edward G. Robinson..."Wanted,
two Silver Bars"---if found, please
send to Lt. Jack Dangler...I can't un-
derstand why Lt. Corr blushes so when
he's explaining to the civil service
gals how to do in case of a Gas attack.
'We nominate Lt. Bean to write the "Je-
st Jokin'" column next week...What two
non-flying officers had flying guests
in their quarters last week?...What
attraction in P. C. kept Lt. Tannen
from taking his 3-day leave which was
approved; incidentally, Lt. Tannen,
why did your face turn so red the oth-
er afternoon?...Lt. Russo will not for-
get Gen. Arnold's visit to the Post.
Unfortunately for Lt. Russo, the Gen-
eral was in a jesting mood and liter-
ally had the Lt. squirming with dis-
comfort as he kept up a constant flow
of queries concerning his work on the
Field...And Captain Newman can take a
bow for his work on the jeep range.
Had a card from S/Sgt. Steger this
A.M...He has gone high-hat on us and
is spending some time in Miami; he
writes that he is still sweating...Sam
Miles, QM, is leaving on furlough in
May; I hear that he's going to Olga,
who lives in Washington; from all I
can gather, MIiles says he has been
single long enough...Speaking of fur-
loughs, as is the topic nowadays, Davy
of q~I was in such a hurry to get away,
he left his furlough papers behind him.
They tell me that Col. Walton sport-
ed sergeant chevrons upon returning to
the Post last week. From the look in
his eyes, he announces that he is no
longer among Tyndall's eligibles...
MacDonald, Capt. Carnahan's lad, says
he didn't really think Martha cared so
much...It must be getting serious with
Robert Hearn, who writes page after
page to that gal back home...Poor Red
Brewer, he has to get permission from
his department head before he can go
dating. The department head told Red
he would buy the license, pay the min-
ister and do other things if Red would
claim the girl he selects. Wonder who
the lucky girl might be...Ask Billy
Moore about his morning chores before
he come to work...and Sgt. Hodges
wants furlough the first part of May.
Vance Edwards is back at his old
post again after having been in the
clerical school at Denver--looks like
the studying has been agreeing with
Vance, runner-up to Brewer, Tyndall's
Casanova...Glad to see S/Sgt. James
Rogers running around the Field again
in his jalopy...S/Sgt. Boutwellwashap-
py over returning from his furlough
and he really celebrated in a big way
-he was so excited that '
he wanted to ride up |
and down Harrison Ave.
on a bicycle...of cour-
se many eyebrows were
raised as the thrifty
Sgt. suggested this se-
eming waste of prec-
A LT. WHITEHURST
hearty welcome back to the fellows
that just returned from Napier Field.
And, at the same time, it's good-bye
for a while to the gang that left for
Corporal Lounds is back from his fur-
lough and "something new has been add-
ed." Plans for the monthly get to-ge-
ther are being drawn up by Sgt. Boyes
and his committee. --FC
O LT. DES PORTES
ur softball team took up the chal-
lenge from the Ordnance boys and made
them sorry for it. Latest bit of good
news is that Cove Gardens will be re-
ady for occupation in ten days. Have
you noticed that Florida tan appearing
on the boys from the line? We under-
stand that the weather forecast for the
Rising Sun Isles is bomby and cloudy
these days! --KGS
T LT. WATKINS
he first squadron party was quite
a success and the boys are looking for-
ward to the next dance at the new Rec-
reation Building to practice up on th-
eir rug-cutting. 1st Sgt. Scott is
still blowing his "Thunder Bird Whist-
le."...and it's still a mystery how
those lipstick traces appeared on Pfc.
Cullen's face at roll call the other
Good luck to those recently accepted
Cadets, Heflin, Dorow and Young. Nine
of the men that have returned from
furlough were accompanied by wedding
certificates and requests for separate
unner Moye spent a pleasant weekend
with homefolks in DeFuniak Springs,
Fla...and Lt. Lynn returned refreshed
from a visit to Virginia.
Get your shoes out of your barracks
bags and have them in good repair-re-
member, the TARGET warned you! Sgt.
Simmons, how about getting the co-op-
eration of the men in your barracks so
the whole squadron will be on the line
Can that be a real feud between a
sgt. in our outfit with a new Ford and
Cpl. Mahon of Hq. over a certain party
in Port St. Joe? --TRW
Tech. Herbie Anderson is counting
the days until Carl Brandt returns fr-
om his furlough so that he can get
home and show the folks in Linfield,
Pa., the wonderful sun tan he has ac-
quired in Florida. Tech. Robert Cos-
tigan wasted no time while on furlough
at home in Trenton, N.J....he returned
a married man. Heartiest congratula-
Frank Clooney's application for of-
ficer's training school may yet be ap-
proved and we all wish him the best of
Joe Hanak's mounting correspondence
from the firer sex makes him #1 Gla-
mour Boy of the outfit! --EB
ngrats to Sgt. Hoskins on his pro-
motion to 1st Sergeant. The cigars
were o.k., but why did you want the
bands back, Sgt? Pvts. Menendez and
Scanio helped put out a big fire in
Millville several days back and then
received invites to a scavenger hunt.
Sgt. Caballero just migrated to Seb-
ring for an extensive course in gun-
nery. Our softball team shows signs
of class...and Pvt. Leto got his fin-
ger printing experience by holding the
hands of Tampa belles. --JB
an Cupid must be on special duty
around our company, Pvt. Cappiello was
married on Sunday, Pvt. John Smith is
on furlough in N.Y. to be married and
Lt. Campbell left Saturday on a leave
of absence and will tie the knot back
home in Pennsylvania.
This week finds Pfc. Christian walk-
9z a l ^C^^
ing on air...SHE's on her way down
from Ohio, as is Pvt. Scott's wife.
The boys on the Landscape Detail
completed the grounds around the ord-
erly room and did a swell job of it.
A LT. MARCHES
salute to our new Commanding Offi-
cer for his immediate popularity and
a warm welcome to his associates, Lts.
Shields and Samanek. Also, a loud ro-
* und of applause to Acting 1st Sergeant
John T. Lampros for the manner in whi-
ch he is handling his difficult duties
during the past few weeks.
We are looking forward to the pool
table which is soon expected to grace
our Day Room. And another thing that
we can be proud of is the Red Cross
and Insurance record of the outfit.
Believe it or not, every man in the
organization turned out for softball.
A cordial "welcome" to the boys that
have just returned from Dothan. --SS
ajor Frederick M. Fleming has been
assigned to our squadron in an admin-
istrative capacity. Glad to have you
with us, Major. Also, welcome, to new-
comers Corporal John L. Sauls and Pvt.
Monts De Oca.
You probably all heard about the way
our softballers walloped Captain Roy
Gardner's boys, but if you didn't see
the game, you really missed something.
The final score was 24-2 and everybody
but the mascot played. Vho says we
can't produce anything but clerks?
Welcome back to Edwards, Baker, And-
ers, Lindsly and Barnes, you didn't
miss anything while you were away ex-
cept a good bit of liquid Florida sun-
Lt. Watson is pitching a little get-
together party for us tonite, so what
say we all make it our business to be
We wonder if gunner W. Thomas was
getting preliminary experience when he
played for that wedding recently? -W&L
W SIGNAL CORPS
it" Ostrenko made a beautiful new
mast for his boat and went down to the
beach to put the mast on his "crafty"
craft. Much to his displeasure, the
boat was on another unscheduled jour-
ney. This has happened before and
"Wit" has asked me to serve notice
that the boat is personal property and
NOT a Public Utility! Future infrac-
tions or invasions on his private pro-
perty will be severrey dealt with.
First Sergeant "Paul Revere" Kolt
has an awful habit of riding through
the barracks and waking everybody at
what seems to be the middle of the
night. The sergeant ought to be put
in charge of all present and future a-
By the way, we notice that Sgt. Gac-
esa of the Weather Staff has finally
received his much deserved fourth str-
ipe...it was only a matter of bringing
on good weather, sergeant, we had your
stripes in our files, butsince you
stubbornly insisted on rain, we could-
n't do anything as long as you remain-
ed "all wet." --,'T.I
he hospital staff welcomed two new
officers this week, 1st Lieutenants
Christian and Sollod. And while in a
greeting mood, the appearance of a new
pool table in our recreation room must
have gladdened the hearts of our nunmr-
ous pool "sharks."
Indications are that our barracks
will seem mighty empty during the next
few weeks. Nothing is quite as joyous
as a delayed furlough.
The detachment finally got an athlet-
ic team together, softball, and won
their first contest when they nosed
out Lt. Des Portes' boys by the score
And any of you fellows that want to
settle any private feuds can now check
out boxing gloves from the supply room.
Our men can now read the "Target"
with a clear conscience...we've paid
our bill for May and June. --AK
everyone on the Field will no doubt
be glad to hear that the QM has recei-
ved the authority to purchase water
coolers for each barracks building.
An idea of the number of transactions
that our purchase and contract depart-
ment make can be obtained from the
fact that they make between 200 and
300 purchases per month, from boats to
For the men who feel in the need of
relaxation and can stand the pace, we
have a brand new volley-ball court in
the back of our barracks.
From N. Y. via "furloughs" come rep-
orts that three out of four persons on
the streets are wearing uniforms. And
speaking of furloughs, we notice that
our company clerk is back and once
more is behind his desk.
The QM has finally organized its
fire department and thus far, Hall,
Gilio, Huchaby, Camp, Jones, Edekar,
Lively, Scott, Binion and Ward are all
on constant duty.
Don't forget that next week brings
with it a May dance...The cleanest mo-
tor in any vehicle on the Post is in
the staff car of Colonel Moore, who
has a driver named Private Ward, and
he really keeps that motor clean! -RKG
TYNDALL BOASTS UNUSUAL EXAMPLE
OF SIMIUARITY IN ARMY CAREERS
An almost unbelievable example of
parallel Army careers exists between
two men in Lt. Weis' squadron. In ad-
dition to their similar Army records
the men are alike in physical build
and are often mistaken for one another.
Both boys come from small towns in
Pennsylvania and their enlistment da-
tes are only five days apart. They
suffered recruit training together at
Chanute Field, both were sent to Lowry
Field, Colorado, to attend the same
class in Clerical School, and graduat-
ed on the same day with the same grade.
Upon graduation from school, these
two lads were sent to Maxwell Field at
about the time that their present org-
anization was being activated and were
assigned to it as buck privates.
The boys held down "lst seconds" at
the same time, and were promoted to
the ranks of corporal, sergeant and
staff-sergeant on the same orders.
There are only five pounds differ-
ence in their weight, both have $5,000
worth of government insurance and both
made the same very high score on their
Army classification test!
Their favorite hobby is bowling at
which sport they are quite proficient.
A local grill is their favorite hang-
out and as regular customers there th-
ey very easily persuade the help to
dish them out extra portions of ice-
cream. Their favorite sandwich is a
hamburger covered with catsup.
A fitting climax to this story would
be to tell you that they have similar
names, but just to make their tale be-
lievable, they haven't, they're quite
different, one of the men is S/Sgt.
Bernard Trakimus and the other is S-
Sgt. Robert Skagenberg.
From the student detachment last
week came the announcement that Person-
nel Officer Lt. Garrett Rush had sold
every man in Squadron "E", Class 4217,
$10,000 worth of government insurance.
This is the first time that a complete
squadron on Tyndall Field had taken
Lt. Rush had a difficult time per-
suading one of the students but the
student finally acquiesced. Two days
later the student was killed in a pla-
ne crash while on his way to another
field, however, despite the fact that
he had not paid one cent, he was fully
covered by the insurance and his ben-
eficiary will receive the payments.
WANT A RIDE TO NEW YORK?
Anyone desiring a ride to New York
can get in touch with Sgt. Toby Lamur-
aglia of 851st Ordnance. The sergeant
leaves on May 4th for fifteen days.
O~ic~si~ a I U~ ~ a U A C)
YARDBIRD'S 0 30
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER'S 90 99
TARG eT"' PeAr 4)q
GENERAL: (4 points each)
1. How many matches are there
in an ordinary book of matches.'
2. T. N. T. is an abbreviation
for what word?
3. Identify J. L. Barrow?
4. What is a Sturzkamflieger?
5. What is it that you cook on,
sit in, and eat?
SPORTS; (2 points each)
I. Name the man and the sport
associated with the following nick-
name s :
Leo the Lip The Galloping Ghost
The Gorgeous Greek The Angel
Slapsie laxie The Iron Man
The Big Train Ctntleman Jim
Big Bill Wild Bull of the Pampas
1. An abalone is
a. a shell fish.
b. a flower.
c. a bird.
4. Absinthe is
b. a liqueur.
c. a canyon.
(4 points each)
2. Agoraphobic is
a. a di -
b. fear of open country.
c. a very fat person,
5. An aquamarine is
a. a buoy
b. a semi-precious stone.
c. a deep-sea diver.
3. Attar is
a. a poisonous snake.
b. a tree.
c. perfume from rose petals.
6. An alewife is
a. a wife of a bar-keeper.
b. a small food-fish.
c. a habitual woman drunkard.
GEOGRAPHY: (4 points each)
1. What is the capital of Canada?
2. Name two countries that have
the initials "U.S.A."
3. What country is known as the
4. that is the largest body of
water in North America?
b. Name four states in the U. S.
that begin with the letter "W"?
ARMY; (5 points each)
1. How many Corps Areas are
there in the United States?
2. If your right arm was broken
would you salute an officer with your
3. How does the highest ranking
officer in the Army attain his posi-
(No cheating on the above three, SIRS)
ATTENTION: A free theatre pass will be awarded to the man who sends in the best
question and answer for next S&turday's "HC., DO YOU RATE?".
C THE TAR ETTE
You buy some flow rs for your table;
SYou tend them tenderly as you're able;
You fetch them water from hither and
,'hat thanks do you get for ii: ll?
As per schedule, all the girls that
were interested in our new bowling le-
ague met at Mrs. Maxwell's last Friday
afternoon. The business meeting was
very successful. ,e now have a good
set of rules under which to operate.
New teams were organized and are list-
Captain-Mrs. Bane Captain-Mrs. Vernocy
It was decided to
weeks. This time a
Capt.- Mrs. Nimocks
1lay only four
nicnic is in the
offing. Tuesday, the aforementioned
teams and several new members held a
practice session at the alleys. This
new tournigment has every indication of
being even more exciting ; thana the last,
one. The bra-wl begins next Tuesday,
at 10:30 L... promptly. Don' t forget
the penalty for being late'
..i.e we were at the headquarters
Monday, several boxes of Ar.'- and Navy
yarn came in. It's now a race to see
who can be the first to start on a ser-
vice sweater, socks or helmet. This
will be a good chance for newcomers to
get the jump on those who are only
half-finished with the other yarn.
The sewing room was really buzzing,
'tho we missed our supervisor, Mrs.
Moore. Mrs. Hyndman carried on beaut-
ifully for her, finishing all the band-
ages. They will start on new garments
next week. The attendance was large,
but there's always room for more.
^1 COMMItISSARY COOKING <
Combine, then heat:
1 cup water
2 cup tomato catsup
2 tablespoons pepper sauce
2 tablespoons woar :"terdd resauce
f cup sliced onions
salt, if needed
Is very delicious on hamburgers or
any of the cheaper cuts of meat.
STRICTLY CON'FIIDt'TIAL: Before you kill any spiders, call I.rs. Blomquist -- one
put her on crutcnes the other day. 7ie understand life preservers are a sore
subject with MIrs. Hester. Vaos that nasty old coast guard picking on you? It
was nice having Mrs. Beamish with us last ,'onday. First we knit for Britain,
then Britain knits for us. Bricks were flying on i."acArthur last week when ev-
eryone decided to build a barbecue pit at once. 1rs. Fluenneke is reaping the
first rewards of her victory garden--the radisnes are really good. ir. Hutch-
inson is such a patient man! It has been called to our attention that Mrs. Alcott
has been invited to join the Holy Rollers--happy rollin', Mrs. Al Even after her
first-aid course, one of the gals thinks blood "quaculates."
J 11 4
The ole Yardbird has sho bin stayin home uv late. this is the time uv the
munth whin a Yardbird cud sho appreshate (er is it depreshate?) a good cole
glass uv beer an a reddy made sigarett. Kinda wish they start making months
with only 3 weeks in em.
However, i did manage ter make the nesessery arranegmints ter git ter town
over the weekend an dun met the purtiest gurl an fergot all aboot bedcheck an
ma fust sgt. had me on the karpet fur it. i blamed it all on me bein slitely
inebriated an he tole me i hadnt awt ter of got polluted in the furst place,
an i tole him rite back it wuznt in the furst place, it wuz in the last place.
i wint on ter esplain as how alkaholik beverreges is detremintal ter hoomanitty
an the roonashun uv all mankine an i figgered it wuz my dooty as a konchienchus
man an a good soljer ter drink it up away frum em. That must have helped ot a
lot on account uv he never made me do nuthin but sweep ot the Ole Man's orfice
fur a week. but i got a chance ter place a littel suckshon with the lootenant,
so i bigger i aint any wirse off.
The Klassifikashun sgt. had me ovur ter the pussynell orfise afillin ot sum
yaller kard an he axed me if i hod ever had hobbies, an i tole him rite bak i
had dun had mumps, chickin pocks an meesles but i aint never had no sich
disease as hobbies an i had not nevur heerd tell of sich a ailmint. An thin he
axed me fur ma civilian occupashun an i tole him i had dun everything frum
pickin peas ter bein the drip man on the ole man's still, an fur him ter pick
ot enny occupashun in between em that wuz the eesiest fur him ter spell.
The Editer an me had a littel chat the othur day an he sayed sum of ma good
buddies ovur ter the othur camps wuz a imitatin ma literary stile. i've heerd
tell that imitashun wuz the highest form uv praise, so nacherly i is grateful
fur their oppinyuns. i kinda wondurs how the same esperriences cud happen ter
so minny different folks, the, speshully whin they happins ter me, an i writes
aboot em furst. Reckon i'd better be agoin-------The Yardbird (No. 1)
PAY DAY COMES FOR THE "YARDBIRD
"The Yardbird" steps smartly up to his Commanding Officer, salute s,
* receives his pay, and then proceeds to pay off his debts and make the rest of
it last for the next thirty days. But does "The Yardbird" ever stop to think
of the work involved before his pay is actually handed over to him? Chances
are that he never does and neither do you, but just to give you a general idea,
here's what happens:
First, the personnel section at headquarters enters all of the necessary
information from his service record onto the payroll sheet which is then sent
up to "T. Ybd's" squadron for his signature. Then his squadron personnel clerks
send the sheets over to the Finance Office where S/Sgt. Johnny Farr picks it
up off his desk and gazes at it in wonderment. But realizing that work must
be done, S/Sgt. Farr sends the payroll over to the desk of Technician Blazak.
Slazak, full of energy, hands the duplicate copy over to Technician Hanak and
they start to work, racing against time, trying to see who will finish first
and yet get the same answers to the puzzling remarks under each man's name.
Blazak, with a gleam in his eye, has a RE!) PENCIL handy for any errors or
incorrectly written signatures or signatures, signed on the wrong lines. Of
course, S/Sgt. Farr opens one eye occasionally to see how things are going,
glancing over at the Travel Department here Technicians Anderson and Costigan
are working, he relaxes in his chair .:nd goes back to sleep. However, he is
awakened as soon as Blazak and llanak finish their work and the payroll is
ready to he checked. All errors are corrected and then S/Sgt. Farr submits
the sheets to Lt. Shofner, ,who gives ahe.: his final approval and "The Yard-
bird" is ready to receive his lettucece" Amen.
In order to plan, organize and car-
ry through the numerous athletic and
recreational activities being consid-
ered for the coming months, all squad-
rons are urged to appoint a non-com-
missioned officer as their A & R rep-
resentative and send his name in to
Lt, Thompson or Lt. Kopach at the A &
Competition for the week in the soft
ball circuit was limited to three gam-
es. Whether the top-heavy scores
were due to the inability of the pitch-
ers to get into proper condition, or
to the boys letting offing their pent
up steam with the willow, is hard to
determine, but undoubtedly the slug-
ging was terrific.
Lt. Watson's pencil pushers went in-
to double figures to convince Captain
Gardner's boy's of their superiority.
The score was 24-2. Other scores were:
Lt. Campbell's batsmen-15, Lt. Engel-
brecht's men-3; Lt. Whitehurst's boys
9, Air Base team-0.
GAMES NEXT WEEK
Capt. Roy E. Gardner
Lt. Joseph E. Adkins
Lt. H. T. Whitehurst
Lt. Cletus Keating Jr.
Lt. William Marchesi
Lt. E.R. Englebrecht
Lt. Bruce A. Campbell
Lt. Milton B. Samuels
Lt. David H. Fogel
Lt. Peter E. Weiss
Lt. John A. Des Portes
Lt. Raymond E. Taylor
All men that are interested in the
formation of a chess club will please
send in their name and organization to
the A & R Office, c/o T/Sgt. Clark.
Influenced by the numerous questions
on the subject, Lt. Thompson, A & R
Officer, disclosed to the "TARGET"
that a plan to organize three baseball
teams who will compete against one an-
other and also with outside teams, is
The present lack of a suitable play-
ing field and approval of the plan by
the necessary authorities are the chi-
ef obstacles. However, if there are
enough men interested who have ability
or experience, the Lieutenant will go
ahead with the plans if and when they
All men desiring to play baseball
are therefore requested to write, rank,
organization and previous experience
on a slip of paper and turn it in to
the A & R Office.
A boxing ring is being constructed
behind Mess Hall 1l and upon its comp-
letion a series of inter-squadron
competitions will be held there.
The A & R Office has just distribut-
ed its latest supply of new boxing
equipment and the outfits are advised
to hold boxing bouts within the squad-
rons to determine their representativ-
es in the various weight classes.
ANSWERS TO ???
GENERAL: Twenty; Trinitrotoluene; Joe
Louis; German Stuka Dive-Bomber; a st-
ove, chair and food.
SPORTS: Leo Durocher Baseball
Jim Londos Wrestling
Maxie Rosenbloom Boxing
Walter Johnson Baseball
Bill Tilden Tennis
Red Grange Football
Max Baer Boxing
Lou Gehrig Baseball
Jim Corbett Boxing
Luis Firpo Boxing
YOUR VOCABULARY: A; B; C; B; BI B.
GEOGRAPHY: Ottawa; United States of
America and Union of South Africa;
Australia; Hudson Bay; Wyoming, West
Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
ARMY: Nine; No; By election.
Teacher: "Now, can anyone give me a
sentence using the word "diadem?"
Oliver: "People who drive carelessly
across railroads, "diadem" sight
quicker than those who drive with
Clerk: "I'm told that you are expect-
ing a blessed event at your hose sirn"
C. 0.: "Yes, my mother-in-law is ; -g
"Smee. Stime tagettup."
"Awright. Iyaint gonna."
Life is just one fool thing
after another. Love is two
fool things after each other.
Pvt.: "That's a pretty dress j
you have on."
GI Steno: "Isn't it? I just
wear it to teas."
Med. 0: "What are you taking
for your cold?"
Rookie: "Make me an offer."
A man wandered into a tennis
match and sat down.
"Whose game?" he asked.
A shy young thing sitting
next to him looked up hope-
"I on;," she replied.
(Ft. Bragg Reception) A
Have you heard about the private in Lt.
Des Portes' outfit who went to the CQ
and asked for four bits because he un-
derstood that he was in charge of quar-
Air Raid gardenn: "I'm sorry, ma'm, but
your husband had an accident and has
been taken to the hospital."
Housewife: "Gracious! But you fright-
ened me, I thought that there was
something wrong with my black-out."
ND A PINCH OF SALT'
In keeping with the present trend
towards bigger and better quizzes, Tyn-
dall's own entry into the "Thirst for
Knowledge" race will go on the air for
the first time this Monday evening at
7:30 P.M. over WDLP.
Boasting a board of experts that wo-
uld be a credit to any of the big-time
quiz broadcasts, the production will
be styled after the famed "Informat-
ion Please" show. The four experts
will consist of the Field's favorite
character, "THTE YARDBIRD," S/Sgt. Har-
old Price, S/Sgt. Ernest Stone and
Panama City's popular Pvt., Jimmy
These four information fountains
will be asked to answer all questions
fired at them or purchase two 10/ War
Savings Stamps for every query they
fail to answer. Any expert that vol-
unteers an answer that is incorrect
will be obliged to purchase one 10#
War Savings Stamp for every two he
The show will be broadcast from the
new USO Building on Harrison Avenue
and the men at Tyndall are urged to be
present for an evening of spontaneous
fun. The audience will be asked to
volunteer the answers to any questions
that stump the experts.
Prepared with the purpose of provid-
ing entertainment and interesting in-
formation, credit for the idea and
work on the program goes to Pfc. Guy
IT. Grant and Pvt. Jerome Flacks, an-
nouncer and quizzer of the show, res-
pectively, under the sponsorship of
Although this week saw the Yanks
bomb the japs, General Marshall and
Harry Hopkins return from London and
Laval promoted to a position that ma-
kes him virtual dictator of the pre-
sent French regime, these three news
items fade into oblivion when compared
to the War Department communique that
plans are being made to serve lemonade
to American soldiers in the tropics.
The French poilu may have his wine,
the British Tommy his beer, but the
Yank gets his "kick" from Lemonade!
- FOR THIS WEEK% -
SUITDAY, ?.;ir;C!, April 26-27
"To Be Or Not To Be"
TUESDAY, ..L.DiEiU ', April 28-29
FRIDAY, April 30,
Lady IHas Plans"
SAl' .L'r'Y, May 2
"Land of the Open Range"
"Fly by Night"
LATE SITHO' SATURDAY NIGHT
"Gentlemen After Dark"
SUNDAY, MONDAY, April 26-27
/'-L:,.', April 28
"Saddle Mountain Round-up"
,';LUIE.-j .7, T'"'l:.' r.Y, April 29-30
",Veekend in Havana"
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, May 1-2
"Outlaws of Cherokee Trail"
"Four Jacks and a Jill"