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Vol. 1 No. 24 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., July 11, 1942
COL. WELSH VISITS TYNDALL
Shown above, left to right, as they
* alighted for a tour of Tyndall Field
Wednesday are: Colonels Frank DeWitt,
J. F. McBlain, William W. Welsh, com-
manding officer, SEAAFTC, and Colonel
W. A. Maxwell.
FORMER LUXEMBURG AMBASSADOR TO
SPEAK AT POST THEATER
Dr. George Platt Waller, United Sta-
tes Minister to the Grand Duchy of
Luxemburg when the Nazis took over
there, will speak at the Post Theater,
July 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 P.M.
All officers, all non-coms of the
first three grades, members of the
Nurse Corps will attend upon orders of
Dr. Waller is reported to be a very
persuasive speaker and to have an in-
tense hatred of the Nazis. His first
hand accounts of what happened in the
occupied countries is expected to be
highly interesting and informative.
The commanding officer of the South-
east Army Air Forces Training Center,
Colonel William W. Welsh, and five
high-ranking members of his staff from
Maxwell Field visited Tyndall Field
last Wednesday and Thursday.
A twin motored transport brought the
party here from the four engine school
at Hendricks Field, Sebring, Fla.
Colonel Welsh termed the visit a
periodic inspection, and took occasion
to commend Colonel Maxwell for the
latter's operation of the field. He
also stressed the fact that flexible
gunnery was a very important part of
the aviation program.
The new commanding general was re-
cently appointed to his present posi-
tion as successor to Major General
George E. Stratemeyer, who has been
made Chief of Staff for the Army Air
Col. Welsh received his commission
as a flight officer during the World
War, and he now holds the ratings of
command pilot and combat observer.
WOMEN'S CLUB SPONSORS WEEKLY CRUISE
FOR TYNDALL FIELD SOLDIERS
A weekly cruise for the soldiers of
Tyndall Field is being sponsored by
the Professional Women's Club of Pan-
The "Captain Anderson" will leave
the city dock, near the USO Building
every Friday at 7:30 P.M. and will re-
turn at 10:00 P.M. Tickets will be
priced at 50 and may be secured from
the Public Relations Office at Post
THOUGHTS FROM HERE AND THERE
"There are six mistakes of life
that many of us make, said a fa-
mous writer, and then he gave the
1. The delusion that individ-
ual advancement is made by crush-
ing others down.
2. The tendency to worry about
things that cannot be changed or
3. Insisting that a thing is
impossible because we, ourselves,
cannot accomplish it.
4. Refusing to set aside tri-
vial preferences in order that
important things may be accom-
5. Neglecting development and
6. The failure to establish*
the habit of saving money."
And, may I add
outweighs all the
great mistake of
above? The one
fellowship with our Creator.
Chaplain Herbert T. Wilson
He is a path, if any be misled;
He is a robe, if any naked be;
If any chance to hunger, He is
If any be a bondman, He is free;
If any be but weak, how strong is
To dead men, life He is; to sick
To blind men, sight; and to the
A pleasure without loss, a treas-
ure without stealth.
THOUGHTS FROM WORTHY PENS
Your friend is the man who
knows all about you, and still
Goodness is the only investment
that never fails. Thoreau
"I would rather be a poorman in
a garret with plenty of books,than
a king who 'did not love reading."
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In September of 1918, the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps was experimenting
with voice control of aircraft by radio, and was seeking a million dollar appropria-
tion from an economy minded Congress with which to equip the planes with the new type
radios. The Aviation Section was having a difficult job of convincing Congress that
voice communication was preferable to us-
ing the Morse Code. The money finally was
secured, but it took a demonstration to
President Wilson to accomplish it.
The man chosen- to talk from a plane to
President Wilson, who was stationed on the
White House Lawn, was Lieutenant Philip D.
Lucas, now Major Lucas, Post Technical in-
SThe demonstration was a success, but
SMajor Lucas admits that he was a bit ex-
S- cited, and that he did a left turn when
.%6 /the President ordered him to do a right
SReceiving his flight training at Kelly
Field, Texas and Gerstner Field, Lake
S" Charles, La., Major Lucas served during
the World War as an instructor and assis-
---- / .m, g tant Post Adjutant at Bolling Field, Wash-
7/ /;/c \1 ington, D. C.
From 1920 to 1927, the Technical Inspec-
tor served as superintendent of transport-
ation for a railroad in Chil'; which was
the most modern one in South America at
the time. From 1930 to 1940 he was super-
/ visor of aircraft operations, Bell Labora-
stories, Hadley Airport, New Jersey.
One of the happiest men on the Post last
week was Corporal John E. Mitchell, photo-.
grapher for the Public Relations Office.
F .* The reason is that he received an un-
usually amount of good news, chief of which
was a call from the News Photo Editor, Pub-
lic Relations Division, AAF, Washington,
D. C., to the Public Relations Officer at
S ( t this Post announcing that Corp. Mitchell
i soon would be chosen to attend the Life
S" Photography School, in New York City.
V,, i," ^ This appointment is awarded only to a
small group of soldiers, and is being giv-
en to Corp. Mitchell in recognition for
his excellent work at Tyndall Field.
A photograph taken by Mitchell of Miss Kathleen Nelson, Secretary to the Post Sur-
geon, wearing the new uniform for women working on the post was used on the front
cover of the June issue of the Army Air Forces News Letter, and was syndicated by
Wide World and the Associated Press Feature Service. Several other pictures taken by
him have been widely published. The Corporal's home is in St. Johns, Michigan. He
was employed three years by the St. Johns Republican-News following his graduation
from school before setting up a commercial photography business in his home town.
Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
PUBLIC REIATIO'.S OFFICER
Captain Ammon McClellan
ASST'3 TC P. R. OFFICER
St. Jack H. Parks
?vt. Sam Melson
?vt. Bernard Pratt
Carl B. Longerich
1st Sgt. J. D. Twitchell
Sgt. Ralph 0. Boyes
Pfc. Sam Marotta
Pfc. I. Weiss
Pvt. Felix Leon
Col. W. A. Maxwell
T/Slt. Woodrow W. Busby
Corp. John Webster
Corp. Harold Speck
Pfc. Francis Churchill
Pvt. Everett Tackett
Pvt. Price Terry I
SEC'Y TO P. R. OFFICER
Miss Frances Wilson
Miss Roberta Gammon
Corp. Arnold Milgaten
Pfc. Saul Samiof
Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman
T/Sgt. Robert Thompson
Sgt. William Castle
Corp. John S Mitchell
Pvt. Samuel Schun
Pvt. William Hakeem
Prt. James T. Jordan
Prt. D. Clyde
SOMETHING TO SHOOT AT: Lt. Dickerman's
score for this quiz was "81".
GENERAL: (5 points each)
1. What statesman was called the
2. Who made the first overland ex-
pedition across the American Continent?
3. Are the "Islands of Langerhans"
in the Arctic Ocean, the human body or
the solar system?
4. In what city is the University of
GEOGRAPHY: (5 points each)
1. What is the capital of India?
2. In what countries can the follow-
ing cities be found---Jaffa, Adelaide,
La Rochelle, and Quito?
3. Where is the largest man-made lake
4. Is the source of the St. Lawrence
River in Canada or the United States?
YARDBIRD'S 0 30
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER'S 90 99
SPORTS: (5 points each)
1. Identify Kenesaw "Mountain" Lan-
2. What year were the Olympic Games
held in the United States?
3. How many men does it take to make
up a Polo team?
4. With what sport do you associate
the following men---Coucci, Robertson,
ARMY: (3 points each)
1. Match the names in the left-hand
column with the city in the right-hand
Turner Field Atlanta
Cochran San Antonio
Fort MacPherson Macon
1. Lady bird is a
4. Lackey is a
(4 points each)
2. Libra is a
a. sign of the zodiac.
5. Llama is a
b. beast of burden.
3. Loch Lomond is a
6. Limerick is a
Our Lt. MarchesL was moved up to
Personnel Operations. Good luok Lt...
Shun, Little, Wolf, D. Smith, Bernier,
Willis and Honig are leaving soon for
Glider Pilot Training. Happy soaring
boys...C.J. Powell and Ed Lee are very
,proud of their medal and chevron which
they won on the champion sk et to ..
Thanks to Miles Sharp
for laboring three days
and nights to make out .
the company dough sheet( \'
Lash, Salak, Goodhart, (" t -
and Cox to wed the girls
of their dreams...Our attached Flying
Cadets will learn to fly in flying sch-
ool, but Acting slt Sgt. J.T. Lee, is
sure teaching them how to soldier. Our
squadron may not have the handsomest**
boys, but it sure has the prettiest*
automobiles...After watching the gross
on the coke machine, half the boys plan
to open civilian P.X's after the war...
That was a wonderful July 4th dinner
and whoever was responsible gets our
thanks...Our C. 0. and his staff have
brought Saturday inspections up to a
peak of perfection...It's funny how new
stripes mean marriage to some of the
boys and then again marriage means
stripes to some of the others...Good
luck to the boys leaving on furlough.
C LT. HILL
congratulations are in order for "EX"
Supply Sergeant Lloyd H. Taylor on his
promotion to let Sergeant of the 448th.
Sergeant Taylor takes over the Job va-
cated by Sergeant Wester who qualified
for Glider Pilot School. Best of luck
to both parties.
With Sergeant Taylor in charge, the
grounds and buildings of the squadron
take on a more beautiful appearance
every day. "Horticulturis Taylor in
planning the planting
of shrubs and flowers,
promises a veritable | a^
"Garden of Eden", wi
in Our company area.
lice going, Sarge...
Members of the squadron again dis-
played their dramatic ability in plac-
ing four of the boys on the presenta-
tion, "Listen to the People", broad-
cast from Panama City's "WDLP", July
4th. The boys, Frank Mangan, Bill
Taylor, Bob Bramhall and Sol Seidman
are all potential Cadets.
Sincere thanks to both Lt. Garland
and S/Sgt. Sisoo for devoting their
time to the "Cadets", by instructing
them in various subjects each day.
Congratulations to Bill "Skeet" Mo-
Kenna who finished second only to Pvts.
Ed Lee and Henderson in the first round
of the qualifications shoot, last Sat-
urday. A snappy 49 out of 50 "birds"
enabled Bill to gain his position.
Pvt. N. Johns, being a sympathetic
soul, is all in favor of the new allot-
ment and claims it should have been
put through a long time ago...Cpl. "Big
John" Vincent has turned sleuth and
woe be him, who is caught using his
electric shaver in the early hours of
the morning, as it disturbs his A.M.
siesta...Pvt. Gonion, claims the horse-
shoe pitching title of our outfit and
will take on, through proper channels,
any man from the Post in a contest...
Sgt. Henshaw, through scientific re-
search, has developed a new formula on
the art of shining shoes and keeping
them shined for a long period...Those
inseparable "Bosom Buddies", Walter
Sohroeder and Ralph Simons both Pfo's,
expect to become 30 year men...Cpl. r-
nold Milgaten is still sweating it out
in the hospital...We all iss you, Cpl.
gt. Gentry won by default over his
opponent in last week's fights. Gen-
try is captain of the boxing team, and
is working hard to develop a good one.
S/Sgts. Harmon Anderson and L.B.
Walker, both on D/S at Helena, Ark.,-
visited at Tyndall last weekend. .
Go-getter Clayton C. Meyers sleeps
with both eyes open--not just one.
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S DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING
gt. Ledbetter has left for Michi-
gan on his 'furlough. He has matrimony
in hi: eyeu...To whom is Sgt. (major)
Clark making all those mysterious phone
calls./ ) V Perhaps he would
like t oe join the signal
to Pfc. Andrews upon the
new ar- rival...Cpl. Pr-
azier has > finally admitted
that he will tie the knot. He says,-
"I'm sure now after being engaged for
7 years"...Pfc. Kenton is running in
competition with the Navy. His girl
friend can't make up her mind.....All
the boys are sure sweating out pay day.
Matching pennies is the fad at the
present to see if one can get enough
to buy a coke.
ne of the most efficient officer's
on the Post is Capt. Mitchell.....When
he sets his mind to do something it's
Now that Tech. 4th grade Rabas is
leaving, looks like it will be a clear
field for Pvt. (Mad Russian) Mahoney.
Wonder how Sgt. Lamuraelia got those
* scratches on his facet -
Was it from shaving,
to 6& ose men who received
their appointments. Your
reporter was among the
S fortunate ones.
apt. Wilkins was pleased no end
over the alertness and splendid Vbo-
operation of the boys in our squadron
Monday morning during the emergency
that arose...An orchid to you, Boys.
Congratulations to the following boys
on their recent prouotions..Sgts. Ryan,
Coffee, and Byrd, promoted to staff..
Cpls. Blackmer, Hamilton, Shuttleworth,
and Sutley, promoted to Sgt. Pfc. Sc-
orsn: Schekber, and Childers, promoted
OBSERVATIONS* (Not mental) The noise
and dust raised by Pfo's Leto and Dias
when talking about everything. Pfc.
Mashburn, is appointed the squadron
Medico, after swabbing 6\
several of the boy's
throats. Sgt. Rogers
sending cards to every-
one in the outfit tell-
ing about the fish that got away. Our
War Bond sales are soaring.
The entire staff has been working*
on a seven day week trying to get every
man on the Post paid as soon as possi-
Miss Miller, civilian employee has
promised to bring a FLORIDA orange
down to the office so that everyone
can see what one looks like.
Lt. Nathan Howard and his
pipe are new additions to
If your watch is not set ,
correctly, you can adjust it by watch-
ing Sgt. Tech. John Ericson Beegle step
out of the door on his way to the Post
Office for the second mail. Promptly
at 11 A. M.
To anyone who sends us the words and
music of "All We Do Is Sign the $ Pay-
roll", this column offers one slightly
used payroll, or a reasonable facsim-
----- -~ I ---F
AT LT. SCHROCK
hy so SAD Powell---"No mail from
Montgomery"---you say---She must have
heard about the girl from Philadelphia.
You don't bring us very many letters
in the afternoon Clark---does the mail
bag wear you down...Was te sun too
hot for you Sgt. Barbier.NjL,.y-
Sgt. Daniels---Your Squad-
ron duty men are donating
to buy you a nice long
black whip. It sure is a
iwc nnr innrrr nrou
The Y dbird SEZ-"
The Ole Yardbird is kickin along rite pert now but i is still rather preevoke.
at the man fur suckin me inter the peerade last Satidy. It u aa't so bad konsid-
erin all the wimmeri standing around klappin an wavin an ma topkick slipping ase a B
pass befo we left an ma gud buddie uptown lettin me have that quart i tole yell
aboot last weak, so i spint a mity injoyable Fouth of July, nacherly.
Then, long aboot Tfensdy the ole Eagle fluttured an strained an i got payed off.
it bein a littel late maid it mo welcum than a job as taste man on the best still
in the stace. i payed off all ma obligashuns, eckseptin the pur sentage a man is
intituled ter furgit, an that left me standing short mo than a littel bit, but a
fuw mirnets with ma own craps an a reel nise Kelly pool game put me back inter a
nity gud commershul standing, so rite now i is pattin a cupple uv cartons of bull
durham, a hole pile uv washing an shavin stuff, an the purtiest pare uv mileetary
shues with ell kinds uv misselanous buckels an straps. i bawt em cause i saw ma
fust sgt. frown at the prise an buy a pare fur fo bits cheeper. Well, its aboot
time fur me ter cleen up an ease on down ter Long Beech an make the female cit-
izins happy, so i reckin i'd better be again-----The Yardbird (No. 1)
Ori EidlMY AIRCRAFT.
A P F I C-.PHTE.
ACTUALLY THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT
JAP FIGHTERS WHICH, BECAUSE OF THE NUMBERING
SYSTEM, ARE CALLED ZEROS. THIS I A MITSUBISHI.
J!r11E IS KNOWN ABOUT THIS PLANE BECAUSE JAP PILOTS ARE
SOMEFPI) CRA5H DIVE OR DESTROY PLANES IF DISABLED IN BATTLE.
Cr SPAN IS ABOUT 40 FT, LENCrTH ABOUT Z8 FT, HEICOHTH 9 FEET.
TWO DIFFERENT ENGINES HAVE BFEN REPORTED IN USE IN THE ZERO
I. A TWO ROW 14 CYL NAKAJIMA NKI.-DEVELOPS 900 HP.
2. A TWO ROW 14 CYL MITSUBISHI KINSEI = 1000- 1200 HP
TOP SPEED IS ABOUT 350 M.PH.-INDICATES USE OF THE KINSEI (f
ENGINE AND IS NOT AS FAST AS THE CURTISS P-40,
TWO 7.7MM GUNS FIRE THROUC'H A THREE- BLADED PROP. &E
TWO 20 MM, IN WINS. PLANE CAN CARAY TWO BOMBS.
SERVICE CEILINr IS ABOUT 36,000 FT PLANE HAS A
HYDRAULICALLY CONTROLLED RETRACTABLE LANDiNC G-ER.
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The Tyndall Field baseball team de-
feated the Blountstown Nine in a well-
played game last Thursday, by a score
The Tyndall line-up was as follows:
Locke First Base
Piccolomini Second "
Hoover Third "
Donaway Short Stop
Edwards,V.M. Left Field
Strangman Center "
Edwards,L.J. Catcher and Pitcher
Hooks Third Base
Folds .Right Field
Pvt. Piccolonini lead the Tyndall*
barters with two hits. Cpl. Gott, the
left handed pitcher for Tyndall, did
a good job of twirling, holding the
opposing team to three hits for seven
innings. Pvt. L.J. Edwards, pitched
the last two innings without giving a
The Tyndall team played a good brand
of baseball and showed plenty of fight
Tyndall will enter the Florida State
Semi-Pro Baseball Tournament at Blount-
stown, Thursday,,July 16th.
ScHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF JULY:
Thurs. July 16. Blountstown tourney.
Sun. 19. Napier Field (at P.C.)
Thurs. n 23. Eglin (there)
Sun. 26. Spence (here)
Thurs. 30. Napier (there)
Lt. Howard A. Nicholls
Lt. Clayton C. Hill
Lt. George R. Schrock
Lt. Bruce A. Campbell
Capt. M. E. Noble
Lt. Estele P. Henson
Lt. Frank D. Slough
Lt. Bruce A. Campbell
Lt. Wesley H. Parks
Lt. David H. Fogel
Capt. J. M. Wilkins
Lt. W. F. Blackwell
Lt. W. C. Woods
Lt. John L. 'oores
ANSWERS TO ???
GENERAL: Stephen A. Douglas; Lewis
and Clark; In the human body; Ann
SPORTS: Baseball Commissioner fog the
American and National Leagues; 1932;
Four; Horse Racing.
GEOGRAPHY: Delhi; Palestine,Australia,
France, Ecuador; Boulder Dam, Lake Mead;
ARMY: Turner Field Albany
Brooks San Antonio
Fort MacPherson Atlanta
YOUR VOCABULARY: Bug; Sign of the zo-
disc; Lake; Manservant; Beast of bur-
The village fair was all agog over
its annual spelling bee. One by one
the contestants dropped out until only
two remained, the town lawyer and the
Everyone waited breathlessly for the
word which would decide the match.
"How do you spell 'auspice'?"
The stableman lost.
We hasten to point out
every man has his wife,
man has his pick.
only the ice
"Lady, have you got any old pans a-
round you'd like to give for national
"Yes, But I don't believe he'd pass
Pvt: "We certainly had
night for ten cents."
Gal: "Yeah, I wonder
brother spent it."
a big time last
how my little
SE GREAT AMERICAN TRAGEDY
He grabbed me round my slender neck
I could not call or scream
And dragged me to his dingy room
Where we could not be seen
He tore away my flimsy wrap
And looked upon my form
I was so cold and damp and scored
While he was hot and warm
His feverish lips he pressed to mine
I gave him every drop
He drained me of my very self
I could not make him stop
He made me what I am today
That's why you find me here
A broken bottle thrown away
That once was full of beer.
A colored preacher was hearing a con-
fession. In the middle of it, he stop-
ed the young sinner saying, "Young man,
you ain't confessin'--you's bragging."
A true music lover is a person who
when he hears a soprano in the bath
room, puts his ear to the keyhole.
A chiropractor is a guy who gets-
paid for what an ordinary guy would get
LT.ROBET'S ON QUIZ SHOW
Going into it's twelth session Mon-
day night, Tyndall Field's 'Thirst for
Knowledge"radio quiz show will feature
Pvts. Morris Lasker and Chris Taylor,
champions for six consecutive weeks,
who will defend their record against
Sgts. Arthur M. Byers, Jr. and Fred J.
Labry,both from the Medical Detachment
Privates Lasker and Taylor have be-
come firmly entrenched as members of
the board of experts. but the Medical
boys are confident that they can beat
the champions to the answers.
The contest will originate from WDLP
at 7:30 P. M. Monday, with Pfc. Jerry
Flacks serving as quizmaster. Guest
speaker for the evening will be Lt.
R.W. Dickman, Post Weather Officer.
MEDICAIS HOLD FIRST OUTING%
The first in a series of outings on
the Tyndall Field beach was held by the
men of the Medical Detachment lasts Sun-
Water and land games, arranged by Lt.
Ernest M.Bailey, Detachment commander ,
and a committee of five, were played ,
with cigarettes going to the winners
Sandwiches and beer were served for re-
An exciting potato race, where the
contestants had to push a potato with
their noses. highlighted the occasion.
Sergeant Cherney and Corp. rk
each won a carton of cig&rettoe
nosing ahead in the san4.
The masterful hill--billy s -
Corp. Rose, entertained with thegnitar.
SATURDAY, July 11 TUESDAY, July 14
"Pacific Rendezvous" "It Happened in Flatbush"
Jean Rogers Lee Bowman Lloyd Nolan Carole Landia
SUNDAY, MONDAY, July 12-13 WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, July 15-16
"This Gun for Hire" "They all Kissed the Bride"
Veronica Lake Joan Crawford
FRIDAY, July 17
Andrew Sisters Dick Foran
SUNDAY, MONDAY, July 12-13
"Take a Letter Darling"
TUESDAY, July 14
"Meet the Stewarts"
Frances Dee William Holden
WEDNESDAY, July 15
Jean Rogers Lee Bowman
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, July 16-17
"I Married an Angel"
Eddy and MacDonald
SATURDAY, July 18
Johnny Mack Brown
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
"The Big Shot"
SUNDAY, MONDAY, July 12-13
"A Night in New Orleans"
TUESDAY, July 14
"The Cyclone Kid"
Don (Red) Barry
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, July 15-16
"The" Big Store"
The Marx Bros.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, July 17
"Raiders of the Range"
Tom Tyler Bob Steele