*4 Vol. 1 No. 29 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., August 15,1942
AUSTRAi EXPERT TO SPEAK HERE
OFFICERS' CLUB TO OPEN ':~M: :..fiW NIGHT
News that was music to the ears of
Tyndall Officers came -..- the Board
of Governors which announced the open-
ing of the Officers' for tomorrow
night. No formal ceremonies have been
scheduled for the .. other than a
cocktail pnr+y for married officers
and their wives and bachelor officers
and their "dates".
The cocktail party will begin at
5:00 P.M. Cotton khaki uni :~a with-
out the blouse willbeworn as ij.Lcial
dress for the ever i., with the wear-
ing of "whites" as optional.
TYNDALL N.C.O. oFtO.A'.'i":.:' FORMED
The first -.',r. towards t-he :niE-
tion of a :ir ommissioned '"icers'
Club took place on ,'.v:..,.. with a
meeting of NCOs of the st three gr-
ades in the Post Theatre. The men,
with T/Sgt. Dan Howell as chairman,
appointed a committee to inves-
tigate possible sites the propo-
sed clubhouse. Further *,.-are pend-
ing the committee's '.
"" ,-; ** '"- _i k
... .... .., ,.., 4
......~ _..- ,~P :-:., -.'".- ...: .. ..... _:
Mr. M.P. Greenwood Adams, native Aus-
tralian and noted newspaperman and
lectured will speak here this Friday
afternoon. Mr. Adams lecture is part
of the Army's Orientation Course and
all military personnel on the Post are
requested to attend the talk.
The exact time and place of Mr. A-
dams' address will be announced in the
daily bulletin during the latter part
of the week.
Mr. Adams was born and educated at
Melbourne, Australia. As a young man
he was a famous athlete, and entered
the newspaper field as a contributor
to the Sydney Bulletin and other pub-
Abandoning newspaper work, he trans-
ferred to press agentry and later was
the first Australian to lecture on
educational films of that continent.
UNUSUAL STORY FOR "RULERS OF THE SKY"
With three fairly successful prog-
rams under their belts, the producers
of Tyndall's Radio Series, "Rulers of
the Sky", have an unusual story for
their fourth edition of the drama.
On Wednesday night the group, under
the supervision of Lt. W.J. McKinsey,
will tell the story of an Aerial Gun-
ner's escapade with Americans who have-
n't awakened to the war. It will tell
about Nazi spies and how they dupe
well-meaning Americans into giving
Pvt. Louis Stepanian, who wrote the
story especially for this series, made
the statement that,"Although incidents
and characters are fictitious, refer-
ence to living persons is intended
GEORG WASHINGTON'S SWORD
Some day if you visit Mount Vernon, Washington's home, you will see his
sword. Look at the blade. On one side is engraved "Recte facess; on the other,
"Neminem Timeas". There you have Washington's philosophy: "Do right. Fear no
one". Washington engraved that glorious motto on his sword because it was writ.
ten deep in his heart, deep in his soul. Because he lived those words, because
he couldn't consciously betray ideals in the presence of friend or foe, because
he was never a "yes" man to anything cheap or scurvy, because when he was right
he never feared enemy bullets or bullying friends, he was captain of his soul and
never did he have to hand over his proud sword in disgrace to any conqueror, not
even to human respect.
Today that sword rests in his home. For us it is more th/in a mere memory.
It is a lesson, an inspiration, a challenge. A challenge tbabe the captain of
our own soul to do right and fear no one.
How often human respect "What will the fellow say?" makes us betray our
high ideals. You resolve, for example, to avoid harmful reading and cheap,
bawdy conversation. Then, shortly, you find yourself facing one or the other --
and your friends. Do you betray your best self because they may think you are a
sissy, or do'you politely but effectively by word or action say "No"?
You who wilt in any circumstances before human respect, recall that you are
clothed wiit_ aq grace of God; recall Washington's motto and grasp his sword.
With Lo- E p at through any tough situatnn., You may have temporary set-
backus.--Yu'll ) .e your Valley Forge of uffeering. You'll be the target for the
whining, stinging bullet of the scoffer:,-f the bully, of the wise guy. But vic-
tory finally came to Washington. Victory will finally come to you, victory over
yourself and orsr human respect.
you l.efts.-aeven a sword.
thB "for the glory
You left us all a glorious country. But
May we preserve that country. We will
of God; we will if we follow the motto
if we wield
"Do right and
-_ g ....ChbALpain TinnertY
9:00 AI.K. -Protestant Sunday School
:00 ... --,*orning Worship.* 3e
10:00 A.M. O plain Weater
11:15 A.M. --4aes...0aaplal n rinfnerty
--:00 P.. ~~1 Worsipn et
8: 00 P.R. -]vo rplai, Wegter
V "..B.. i : ~tr
. g ^ w ^
2" TUIS l .Tellowehip 0lub
^ .*****...* Instruction Class
.iets Bible Study Sour
0 E.M .......****
THUSDAT Instruction Class
3Q "... .. *******
rBRIIY .. ewi sh Srce
_:.00 P.M -.... ",,;-
in imate Glimpses
The Military Irte;iler.n:, Officer (8-2)
on Colonel Maxwell's staff is First Lieu-
tenant Charles B. Ravs. -,n. who is a native
of Ardmore, Pa., near Philadelphia.
Lt. Rawson graduated in 1'T)" from The
Hill School, Pottatown, Pa., and in the
same year entered Princeton University,
where he received an AB .i"---- in 1932.
While at Fk-n-ceton., the Int+:lJ.;.;'.: Offi-
cer specialized in political science and
- studie- under Dr. Edward S j.- --:. widely
'-. rar-.'. as the outstanding authority in
"* the coc
Straw e -
ed to a
: r was an army man, and he grew up at the
-.Ir.n8 spent practically all of his life o0
t..", Mr. Torrence is very familiar with t
service. His service and record in the Air
S"'y qualified for his job as\technical
isted in 1935 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, whe
Sine chief. He graduated from two schools
as an airplane mechanic and carburetor
allied course in the V-1710 engine at
nd apolis, Ind. He was transferred +' l'.
:, .... I
x.'r on constitutional la and his-
nd "'. Harold illi now pres-
t.e Universi' .
Sin college, Lt ... took ROTC
ad as co mssionedin the Field
ery in .
owing his ; : .on, Rawson was
ted with an .: :. y for ,
r. then took a .-*tion with
:ton Pub'` as a writer of
S ad 1941
of andl /'
assistant editor of Automotive and
on Industries and ...~.:.. -..,tor oT .
'.. :. .... active duty in
^ and was made Inl -'
r at the :.o.:".ement .... Center,
I Field, Ala. '; came to .' .
on April 1,. I.E ..
-2, the Li"e ,enants duties ver a
i.x of activiTi-. ., most of wic are
ntial, but all -.'. which are ._ifi.:-
assure the well ",ic-~~ of the soldier.
MR. HERY TORRENCE
Irmy is fo .i''. r-.'.r. a new element
life of r'-.-- rOff.ier and T7c '-.
Inspector -r-* S. Torrence. His
Ft. .a... .:, .-.- r"isc. in Indiana.
n various ,: .-1r, posts h'r- .:- -t the
the methods and requirements the
Fr: have also served to ake him
.. '. at '-, He o n-
ere he in the course time became
at Chanute'Field Ill., and quali-
i, -.':' '-t. He ., .. ted a
;the Allison er
- ] ? .,' /
'' o :" (e "." :,i %:i@ ,
,..:,,., : ; .. ..... :: ...
TYNDALL 0 TARGET
Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Captain Ammon McClellan
ASST'S TO P. R. OFFICER
Sgt. Jack H. Parks
Pfc. Sam Melson
Pfc. Bernard Pratt
S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter
Sgt. Darrell Broten
Corp. Ernest Kenton
Pfc. Carl B. Lengerich
Col. W. A. Maxwell
T/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
Corp. John Webster
Sgt. Miles Porter
Pfc. Francis Churchill
Pfo. Everett Tackett
Pvt. Price Terry
Corp. Arnold Milgaten
Corp. Saul Samiof
Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman
T/Sgt. Robert Thompson
Sgt. William Castle
Corp. John E. Mitchell
There was quite a bit of excitement
over at Chaplain Brooks Wester's home
last Sunday, and for quite a good rea-
son, too. The newly arrived Tyndall
Chaplain and Mrs. Wester are now the
proud parents of a brand new Chaplette.
It will probably be several years
before the men onthe Post will be able
to avail themselves of the services of
young Chaplain Wester, but we'll bet
that he's already begun to preach some
very loud sermons.
Good news to the Post's movie goers
is, that in addition to the recently
installed water fountain, the Post The-
atre management announces that much
more comfortable theatre seats have
not only been ordered, but are expect-
ed to arrive any day nowl
Sgt. Jack Sikes, one of "Target's"
able reporters in its infant days came
through the other day with a couple of
interesting stories from the Post Of-
fice. Jack called us last Wednesday
and reported that some sixty letters
had arrived for a Pvt. Edgar Van Val-
It seems that Pvt. Valkenburg was
due to arrive from Miami to become an
Aerial Gunner. We were all hopped up
about it and were awaiting Edgar to
find out who allthe letters were from.
Unfortunately, we never found out, for
Pvt. Valkenburg either has missed his
bus, or preferred Miamito Panama City.
At any rate, he hasn't arrived here,
and besides losing out on the public-
ity we planned to give him, he's going
to have to do some tall explaining to
Jack also told us that a letter had
been received from an "S. F. Germany,
117 So. Gadsen, Tallahassee, Fla."-the
letter was addressed to "Pfc. Charlie
(no last name, just a minute photo),
Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Panama
In case "Pfc. Charlie" is still on
the Post, he can claim the letter at
the Post Office, but remember "Charlie"
you told her you were born in Lybia,
because that's what she has written on
the envelope- "Born in Lybia."
Most of the men probably know by now
that the Post Library is located in
Building #343, the Divisional School
Group Headquarters- we mention this
because we can remember when therewas-
n't any library, and if you wanted to
study up on something, you were just
out of luck. There are plenty of fic-
tion and non-fiction volumes to borrow
in addition to technical books.
SOMETHING TO SHOOT ATt Pvt. Stepanian's
score for this quiz was "80".
GENERALs (5 points each)
1. What is the name by which gaso-
line is known in Europe?
2. How many signers of the Declara-
tion of Independence were American
3. What part of a bushel is a peck?
4. What is the Indian equivalent of
ARMTY (5 points each)
1. What is a pancake landing?
2. What famous General made the sta-
tement "only those who are fit to live
are not afraid to die"?
3. Where was the last battle of the
Revolutionary War fought?
YARDBIRD'S 0 30
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER'S 90 99
SPORTSs (5 points each)
1. In boxing how long is a round?
2. On a regulation baseball diamond
what Is the distance between home plate
and first base?
3. What is Babe Ruth's first name?
4. Who won the Tyndall Field soft-
GEOGRAPHYs (5 points each)
1. Which is larger Texas or Alaska?
2. Where is the Columbia River which
is noted for its salmon?
3. Port Said is a seaport. In what
country is it located?
4. What is the capital of Kentucky?
1. Quail is a
b. game bird.
c. sailor's hat.
4. Quay is a
(4 points each)
2. Quiver is a
a. case for holding music.
5. Quoits is a
a. game played
with iron rings.
" bow and arrow.
* an air gun.
3. Queue is a
b. billiard table.
c. smoking stand.
6. Quinsy is a
a. sore throat.
b. theatre sign.
c. fruit tree.
by Lent, AAF
Since our latest mo
original Red Cross Head
bank building corner of
prison, the Tyndall Fie
being reorganized. Ea
ing to be personally c
der to determine the
most interested in. A
time production is bei
sized in the Red Cross
patriotic duty t.o cont
time we can to this wor
Mrs. Hyndman with Mr
assistant will direct t
There is plenty of har
ginners. So don't st
cause you aren't an exp
Aside from it being a d
an opportunity for ustc
We still need more k
Maxwell or Mrs. Alcott
teach beginners. Both
Mrs. Hinchman, a new
hours to her credit,
struct the surgical d
She would like to have
group. If you are inter
at the Red Cross Headqu
327 and you will be not
1 can tomato soup
1 cup sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup butter
2 tap. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
pinch of salt
ve back to the
Quarters in the
First and Har-
ld Auxiliary is
ich comer is go-
ontacted in or-
work they are
\t the present
.ng most empha-
. It is our
;ribute all the
as. Bristle as
ie sewing group. I -
id work for be- MEET MRS. MAXWELLs Funny facts to
;ay at home be- augment our funny fotoss
>erienced sewer. AMBITIONs To have the time for all
luty it is also the things she wants to do.
meet socially. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIESs Red
hitters. Mrs. Cross knitting -staff assistance work.
will be glad to HOBBIESs Golf, dogs.
beginners and PET AVERSIONSi Snakes(at the moment)
cooperation is Smooth treads on tires.
roomer with 2000 Indoor -- Bridge, poker, playingpiano.
is going to in- Outdoor -- Golf.
Dressing class. MUSICAL COMPOSITIONs Concerto in B-
a Tyndall Field Flat Minor.
ested, register COLORs Blue blue.
larters or phone FLOWERt Rose.
.ified when the DISHs Tomato soup cake.
DRINKs A glass of city water.
MOVIE STARSI Jimmy Stewart, Rosalind
CAKE FAVORITE POST BEFORE TYNDALL: March
1/2 cup nuts Field, Riverside, California. Reason--
1/2 cup raisins Climate and Scenery.
1 tsp. cinnamon MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENTs Being po-
1 tsp. nutmeg liced by a horse.
1/2 tap. cloves MOST INTERESTING EXPERIENCEs Driving
1 tap. vanilla to California on only a half days no-
Add melted butter to soup. Add baking powder, soda, and
spices to flour. Mix well. Add nuts, raisins and vanilla.
Bake in shallow pan in slow oven 3250 for 40 minutes.
CREAM CHEESE ICINGs 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar----
1 brick of cream cheese---- 1 tsp. vanilla---- Cream the
cheese, add sugar gradually and vanilla. Spread on cake
after its cool.
e want to welcome Lt. Howard W.
Berg, our new Engineering Officer.
The excitement for the week is being
furnished by the "A" and "B" lists
that everybody is sweating out. The
best way to figure it out is that th-
ose that want to go will stay and vice-
The other day we had a surprise phy-
sical examination and no one knew what
it was all about until the last minute
but it was rumored that they were try-
ing to find a girl who was posing as
a G.I. in the squadron and quite a few
of the boys searchedfor the fictitious
stowaway in vain. Pfc. A.J. Snead
A '"WHIRLING WINGERS"
hearty welcome to our new batch of
men, may your stay with us be nothing
but pleasant. Congratulations to 1st
Sgt. Landes on his recent appointment
to that rank, also, congrats to No-
gulich, Govedarica and Roberts on their
We now have a new mascot, a small
puppy named (?) ...News from our for-
mer C.O., Lt. J.H. Crosman, now at Se-
bring Field- he has just qualified as
a 4 engine pilot...Bickler and his fi-
* ance-ex are lovey-dovey once again.
The ring has been returned...."Wild
Bill" Sammon is now receiving post
cards instead of letters from that fl-
ame in Pa..Cpl. Campbell is now visit-
ing P.C. three nights weeklyand always
at the same house. In other words,
our grounded "war birds to be" are-
growing to like the fair city of Pan-
ama. Cpl. Neil N. Kerico
Among the catchy expressions that
hang on'is Cpl. Blakely's S.C. bred,
"You'nses." It's getting to be a de-
Pfc. Nablick and Cpl. Mishtal, back
from a northern furlough, claim the
girls there are as lovely as the sou-
thern belles. But confirmed cynic Cpl.
Laubly says both are as much a nuisance
I -"J % i., ,,
as the mosquitoes he 1 under con-
trol...We're glad to see Cpl. Amadae
Rose back on duty so soon after his
operation.. .ur rec s..:- is tr,.fg fil- -
led with Polka beats :,"-..='- .'.-., a
newly acquired Phono-Radio console.
That new building in front of the
hospital is going to hold the key to
the analysis of our fly'.', men- it will
be the home of T.vi:r-' "s new low-pres-
We wonder if there is any truth in
Sgt..Ed Mullins' statement that he is
going to install a soda fountain at
the pharmacy so that he will feel at
home? Sgt. Wm. Volk
"Hank" Brozanski returned ,rn:.:j his
harvest furlough looking none the ***
for all the work he turned in. Oh To?
the life of a farmer, -. '..ly in
New Jersey! Hank is now foor'--- for-
ward to getting in the corn toward the
end of September.
The business .. on of .
and Angelletti is prospering. Their
laundry concession in our barracks is
the envy of everyone- well, almost
everyone. Angelletti is acting as the
"contact" man, and, as is I-. r: -+e.
Blazac, of Finance fame, is t'.ki "
care of the bookkeeping. 0,.- any more
Captain Thorpe finally missed a day
at the office. Previously he hadn't
missed since his arrival at "-'.-
way back when snakes were still boss
out where airplanes rule now. A ty-
phoid shot was su':-p; -'y the cause
his absence. He pr>'-.-, took some-
one's phone .out down there in the Med-
ical Department, and they .'; up
on that injection. '.c. b;. M. Hines
T LT. C. L. NZNTON
The best of luck and success to /
Sgt. Daniel R. Kester who for O.
C.S. and also, to .iL't .. '-
rzykowski, Sgt. Brooks and c:
who left under sealed orders,
Pfc. Jack Dyal returned from a three
pass with a certain gleam in his
:45 you do it, Jack?
-.boys say that the best news of
month was the ft lowing promotions:
t Hafley, .Harris, Austin-Pesnell
d ood to S/It Ev.ans, Her-
M., O'Neill and Hunter, R.H.
were -":moted to Sgts. Pfcs. Backman,
-ter, Dyal, Hunter, M.R., and Strahan
ee hiked to Cpls. A. Sanfilippo
o .* .... r;e good-bye to S/Sgt. James
t ir as he leaves to take over as
lat Sgt. of another outfit.
:* tulations to James Keith on
i promotion to !. !::r,,- n+...Same
oes to newly made *r. Martin Wein-
ein who passed the O.C.S. board.
; An exceptiic ., .'y ,i.'-v supply
S'. to take James Carpenter's
t. to Dave Lee on his appoint--
.. '. .: .-.was asked
ntrheer he would miss the squadron, he
c nkly answered, "Yes, but the squad-
.; doesn't need a lawyer, it needs a
,d took a heavy toll from the or-
zation over the week-end as two of
e sergeants walked down the
Ta}le Hats off to S/Sgt. and Mrs.
a':. and "' and .i-s.Webb.
.a.tis will be accepted for a
'a.iri to ., chase a "" -: *'.. for Hob-
.." oow that a broom has been found
it his hand.
aquedron's family was broken up
. a, the transfer Sgt. Kelly's bro-
. : t iw o the m d *.i .
nyone know where Beehan got
h'rn. nick-name '.. _, '' is a *64
tion. Sgt. Ralph Boyes
n oere :irst;aLtions are in order
; Lt. .... Garlund who was married
his recent l'ai lough. Best of
extended to him .:.i the men
A salute to "petite" Miss Mildred
Logan on her fine work in- assisting
Sgt. Graham with the squadron records
at Post Headquarters.
The boys welcome the return of Pvt.
D'Alonzo who was recently released
from the hospital..It's a new and hap-
py experience when you begin to re-
ceive mail regularly as Sgt. Crooks
will verify. He has suddenly taken on
a new outlook on life which can be tra-
ced directly to the letters which ar-
rive daily. Pvt. James Jordan
T A.A.F. BAND"
She Tyndall men who have been in the
habit bf attending the USO Tea Dances
on Saturday afternoons will no doubt
be disappointed to hear that for the
present, these dances have been dis-
continued. However, the Tyndall Field
Band will be on hand to play for the
Tuesday evening sessions and will also
continue to alternate with the Bay Co.
High School Band on Sunday afternoon
concerts. Cpl. Wm. Higbee
D "HEADQUARTERS' HEADLINES"
don't get excited after you've read
the official title of this column, for
after all, we needed a nickname for
our happy little outfit.
Last week, everyone thought the pro-
motions would be no more 'til next
month.' To everyone's surprise, our
former top kick, Sgt. Wilton Hodges,
was promoted to the rank of Technical
Sergeant. Congratulations to the able
Sergeant, who is now sergeant -major
for the Service Group. Also, T/Sgt.-
Hodges plans to leave for O.C.S. soon.
Sgt. Joe E. Minton
Th 846TH QUARTERMASTERS
he boys are getting into the best of
physical shape with these early morn-
ing exercises. Sgt. Williams, our gym-
nastics instructor, can be found every
morning leading the company through
limber exercises, especially, the fa-
mous "duck walk".
This Sunday afternoon the Motor Pool
IB ii;.*B ;:
are scheduled to play Port St. Joe for
the fourth time. The St. Joe men have
already won two of the games but the
"Clowns" will be in there tomorrow to
even things up.
To win any kind of game or battle,
each and every man must cooperate to
insure the victory, so let's go out
there with the thought of "One for all
and all for Victoryt" Wilson J. Bing
T "WHITE FLASHES"
he mechanics have been worrying the
squadron supply men all week long try-
ing to secure roller skates. They cl-
aim that they get awfully tired "walk-
ing the wings" of the planes up and
down the ramp.
Congratulations to Flying Sergeant
Gene Ohelendt, who took himself a wife
while he was on furlough. He says his
newly acquired better half can cook
enough fried chicken to feed the whole
There are one or two members of the
outfit who would like to see a certain
fellow lose a two headed Canadian sil-
ver dollar...What Sgt. uses Drene Sham-
poo to make his curly hair soft as
silk? Sgt. M. E. Gibson
1 est wishes and lots of luck to S/-
Sgts. Don Nixon, Wm. Dubuisson, Luther
H. Worth; Sgts. A. Littva, John Heide-
ma, Barney Duda, Cecil Smith; Cpls.
Warren White, A. Skender and the rest
of the boys in our squadron on their
Will the fellow who has been loaning
his guitar to Pvt. Berberian please
stop doing sol -at least for the sake
of -he boys in room #27.
1st Sgt. Stitt can't stand being a-
part from the Mrs. so he leaves soon
on a furlough to the Windy City. Hope
you have a swell time, Sergeant.
We welcome our new C.O., Lt. Francis
Keim, to our midst. We're wondering
whether Lt. Keim prefers the sand of
Fla. to the hills of Montana?
'" Pvt. Vincent Del Ponte
-- t n
things we would like to sees
S/Sgt. Austin riding around in a car
.by the same name...lst Sgt. Barbier in
the ring (he's an ex Golden Glover)...
M/Sgt. Reynolds spending more time a-
round the squadron so we could get to
know him better...Sgt. Faircloth with
us again....Pfc. Henderson and Pvt.
Williams on the skeet range...Sgt. Dan-
iel on the night he was married- con-
gratulations...Cpl. Youngberg breaking
par o the P.C. Golf Course...Pfc. Pat-
terson calling hogs...Cpl. Elliot and
Pfo. Ackerman in a pool game....Pvt.
Echandy smile....Pvt. De Simone in a
rematch of his recent boxing episode.,
Pfc. Mancinelli the day he didn't re-
ceive ten letters...Cpl. Paquin broad-
casting...Pvt. Glickman actually mak-
ing the 4s30 bus to P.C...The girl who
is always calling Pvt. Clark....Pfc.
Ackerman bouncing his new son on his
knee- congratulations to you and Mrs.
Ackerman....The coke machine back in
the day room. Pfc. James Freeman
H BASE HEADQUARTERS & A. B. SQUADRON
earty congratulations to all of the
men who received additional stripes,
including Cpl. Mangum, but we still
think that a Congressional Committee
ought to be appointed to investigate
why FRANCIS CHURCHILL is still a PFCI
S DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING TALK
ome of our best Instructors will be
leaving us soon to start the "ball
rolling" elsewhere. We hate to see the
fellows leave us, but we know that
they will do just as good a job there
as they did here.
Also, many of our Senior Instructors
will be "hitting the trail". These
officers rate our salute for the man-
ner in which they tackled their job
here. It's won them the admiration of
everyone in this department.
Those new Aerial Gunners' Wings are
"sharp jobs" and no doubt will make a
lot more feminine hearts flutter. -WFL
-i I -
T FINANCE FANFARE
he tire shortage stopped Pvt. Ernie
Dumont's girl friend from coming down
by car. Instead, she came by train.
"But", says Ernie, grinning from ear
to ear, and holding his arm around
sparkling Shirley Beranger, "there's
no sugar shortage here nowl"
Pfc. Joe Angeletti of the Signal
Corps was inducted as an honorary mem-
ber of the Finance Detachment last
Sunday, for meritorious services. Joe
brings pitchers of ice water and cold
compresses for the men who miss Sunday
We were discussing the capacity of
the checkered water tower the other
night. We finally agreed it can hold
just a little less than the amount of
C---s that Lee Lovett drinks a
"I'm a fugitive from the 69th", pan-
ted Pvt. Frank Totten, tottering over
the Finance threshold. So we took him
in, and now he wields a red pencil even
as well as the rest of us.
Pvt. Felix Leon
I LT. W. H. PARKS
it looks as though censorship of the
press has reached Tyndall Field. Our
reporter failed to recognize last
week's news as it finally appeared in
(Ed. notes More discretion would re-
sult in less censorship, Pvt. Verry.
Troop movements and designation of or-
ganizations are no longer permitted to
be mentioned. Also, remember to sign
:.ur name to your squadron news.)
Sgt. Tabbard made a flying trip to
Mobile Saturday and returned that night
to find himself slightly restricted.
Ti f ormity at inspection here is gen-
erally the rule so it was quite a sur-
prise to see an old fashioned hospital
bed tied to his bunk tag. He says it's
Room #8 in Barracks #302 has selected
a flowering Fern as an inspiration
for those long hours in the evening.
It's beautiful(that picture, Cpl. Vin-
son), the boys all take pride in it.
We had a letter from S/Sgt. Sadler
saying that Tyndall Field is a paradi-
se compared to where he is.
That picture in the Mobile Register
of Pfc. Barron instructing officers in
the art of gunnery, made us swell up a
bit Pvt. Thomas R. Verry
A, THE RAINMAKERS
Though not chronicled in society
pages as a social event of the Panama
City season, the Weathermen's dinner
and dance at the P. C. Beach Casino a
week ago was as successful as if it
had been arranged by Elsa Maxwell in-
stead of a couple of "G.I.s". This
was the first universal get-together
of the Rainmakers off the Post, and
was added to by the presence of genial
Lieut. Dickman and Mrs. Dickman, the
First Lady of the squadron. S/Sgt.
Partington attended with Mrs. Parting-
ton (noted among the outfit, besides
her other attainments, for her expert
baking of apple pies), and the other
Weathermen- bachelors all- secured a
corner on P.C. beauty for the evening,
so that a real bevy of dates was as-
sembled. Credit goes to ex-Sgt. (now
O/C) Vaughan Ausman and Cpl. Wi. Col-
clasure for arrangements asto the din-
ner and dancing, and special thanks to
Pvt. Robert Sullivan who nursed the*
Weather Station while his comrades in-
dulged in hilarity. Pvt. M. Lasker
Best of luck to Lt. Gilmore, the new
adjutant, who joined the company this
week. Congratulations to lst/Sgt. Mal-
kowski for his promotion to Master
Sergeant; and to Wachter who was pro-
moted to Tech.; and to Riney who "made"
With so many Ordnance men on K.P.
these days the Mess Sgt. is thinking
of sending them to cooking school next
week. Add. loud noises Pvts. Pappas,
Ponzio and Weiss singing in Barracks
#1 shower room. -Tech, Kenneth Witham
BUY BONDS NOW
The Yardbird SEZ-
GO6O DUCTM SAFE INSTRUCTION JAP DESIUCTIOj FORGETS TO GAS HOURS PASS THE END, ALAS/
Well, the ole Yardbird's bin heerin boot the green pastures on yonder side uv
the Hill fur aboot two yeers now, but i aint nevur had the currage ter go and see
fur ma self. that wuz wun misbdeemeenor whut stopped me short, but last weekend
i sho dun wint slap ovur the Hill. Fur a cupple uv daze er so i wandered foot
loos around the countryside in the vicinity uv Chatahuchee an its nayborin terrej
torie. i had a mity gud time but jist whut all i dun i aint sayin on account uv
that wud be self inkriminatin. i nevur got no punishment but i sho had ter prom-
is sum mity inflooinchul folkes that it wudnt nevur happin no mo. An it paint.
The othur day i wut on a detale ovur by the Cullard Kqartermastur men an they
had a formashun an wuz a practisin up on drill, the sgt. skwalls ot Eyes Rite
an nothing happint and he skwalls ot agin Eyes Rite an he skwalls ot aboot as loud
and mad as enny man evur skwalled Eyes Rite, an wun uv the burds in the reer rank
says kind uv kwiverin like, We all knows you is rite, Sgt. Well, i reckin i'd
better be agoin-----The Yardbird (No. 1)
NOW s TrE TIME/RBUY WAR BONDS
pLtNE TPJ0 ': ITALIAN CAPI ONI-CAMPINI
MAXIMUM SPEED REPORTED OVER B50 M.P.H. \--
THE CAPRONI-CAMPINI AIRPLANE
IS PROPELLED BY A JET OF AIR
BEHIND THE TAIL. AIR ENTERS IN .
THE CIRCULAR NOSE, IS EXPANDED
AND PASSED INTO A COMPRESSOR,,
HEATED, AND DRIVEN THROUGH THE ,
TUNNEL TO THE TAIL JET. RESULT MIR
IS A FORWARD MOTION OF THE PL- /
ANE. THIS IS SIMILAR TO A HUGE
VENTURI ON WINGS. THE COCKPIT F
EXTENDS DOWN INTO THE AIRFLOW .*
SECTION OF THE FUSELAGE. THIS ..:
MAY BE THE FIRST GREAT CHANGE
IN THE AIRPLANE SINCE THE AIR- *
PLANE INDUSTRY BEGAN. *.
THIS IS THE ADJUSTABLE
NOZZLE CONE AND ORIFICE
IN THE TAIL OF THE FAST
AND THIS REGULATES POWER
AND FORWARD MOTION. THE
AJRSTREAM IS FORCED ARO-
UND THE CONE WHEN IT IS
DISCHARGED FROM THE AIR-
THE ITALIANS HAVE BEEN WORK-
ING SINCE 1927 ON THIS TYPE
SOF PLANE. IT HAS BEEN FLOWN
CROSS COUNTRY COMPLETE WITH
PILOT, TWO PASSENGERS, AND
MAIL. THE JET PROPULSION IS
MORE EFFICIENT AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN BOO
M.P.H. RESEARCH MEN IN GERMANY, ENGLAND.
AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE INTERESTED IN THIS TYPE OF POWER
TO FOR AIRCRAFT. INSIDE THE FUSELAGE THERE IS A AIR COOL-
ED ENGINE AND BLOWER FANS. THE ITALIANS ARE HOPING TO FLY
FASTER THAN SOUND AT HIGH ALTITUDES. JET PROPULSION ISN'T
PRACTICAL AT ANY SPEED LESS THAN 500 M.P.H.
r-~uasL~--s rl 1 38 1 IrBI]IIBl~$nrs~a~Al~
WIN A $50 WAR BOND BY WRITING A STORY
OR AN ARTICLE ABOUT FLORIDAI
The Florida State Chamber of Commer-
ce is cooperating with the WPA Fact
Find Project Contest by donating a
$50.00 War Bond to the writer of the
best article or story about Florida.
The contest is open only to servicemen
who are NOT citizens of Florida.
Florida provides a multitude of sub-
jects to intrigue the writer. The Su-
wanee River is a story in itself. The
St. Johns River saw American History
in the making. St. Augustine, founded
in 1565, is the oldest permanent white
settlement in the United -tates. Tar-
pon Springs is the largest sponge fish-
ing center in America. The south-cen-
tral ranges graze large cattle herds.
Your entry need not be historical or
geographical, choose your own subject.
All entries must be between 1,500 and
3,500 words in length. Mail your story
to the WPA Fact Finding Project, 49
West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Fla.,
before September 1, 1942. Contestants
should retain copies of their manu-
scripts as none will be returned.
Inquiries as to source material and
other matters pertaining to the con-
test should be addressed to the WPA
Fact Finding Project. Judges' selec-
tions will be final. Manuscripts sub-
mitted will become the property of the
The prize winning manuscript and the
two judged next best will be published
in Florida Highways Magazine.
Vi IllU 9( EiDCi
GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR TYNDALL KEN ON
AUG. 23RD AT PANAMA COUNTRY CLUB
Because of the numerous requests by
Tyndall Field golfers, the Panama Coun-
try Club announces that they will hold
a special tournament on Sunday, August
23rd. Bob Ford, the popular pro of
the Club, has informed the "Target"
that the tournament is being run not
only to give the Tyndall golfers an
opportunity to test their skill in com-
petition, but also for the benefit of
the U.S.OL To this organization will
be turned over the sum of the individ-
ual entry fees of $1.50.
The tournament will be a one-day af-
fair and the initial fee of $1.50 in-
cludes luncheon for that Sunday. The
competition will not be limited to
Tyndall men only, and well known golf-
ers in the southeast are expected to
Each prospective entrant must qualify
before 10:00 A.M. of the 23rd, or, if
a score must be posted, it will be ac-
cepted. Numerous prizes willbe award-
ed, and among the donors are: Lt. Thom-
as Hurd, B.S. Gordon, Jesse Cogburn,
Jimmy Smith, Van Kleek, and many others.
A large number of Tyndall men have
already entered the event, which is to
be a 27 hole competition. The tourna-
ment will be divided into flights of 8
with three prizes in each flight.
Since many of the Tyndall golfers
do not have their own clubs, a set may
be rented from the Pro Shop at the Club
for the small fee of $.25.
Answers to ???
GENERALs Petrol; None, the United
States didn't exist then; One fourth;
The Happy Hunting Ground.
SPORTS: Three minutes; 90feet; George;
The 907th Quartermaster 'team.
ARMYs One in which the plane is stal-
led a few feet from the ground, and
comes down with a bang instead of glid-
ing down; General Douglas MacArthur;
GEOGRAPHYi Alaska is more than twice
the size of Texas; Mostly between Wash-
ington and Oregon; Egypt; Frankfort.
YOUR VOCABULARY: Game bird; Case for
holding arrows; Pigtail; Wharf; Game
played with iron rings; Sore throat.
"YES. REXFORD. THESE SHIPS DO LAND FAST."
Professor of Economicsa "You boys of
today want to make too much money.
Why, do you know what I was getting
when I got married?"
Voice from Rears "No, and I'll bet
you didn't either."
"Who was that peach I saw you with
"Peachl That was a fruit compote."
"She acted sour as a lemon, she was
slippery as a banana, and when I
squeezed her she hit me in the eye
like a grapefruit."
Connoisseur, "I have Sargeant paint-
ing in my home."
SFriend: "That's nothing. I have a
general housecleaning in mine."
3 A CORPORAL IS A TWMING
THAT LOOWS DOWN ON A P.F.C.
Our idea of a soft job is that of the
private detective who was hired to
trail a hula dancer and instructed to
watch every move she made.
"How do you expect to accomplish any-
thing with three good-looking steno-
graphers in your office?"
"By giving two of them a day off."
I'm through with women,
They cheat and they lie,
They pray on us males,
'Til the day we die.
They tease us, torment us,
And drive us to sin---
Boyl Who was that blonde,
That just walked in???
Abes "I want some male and female
Mess Sgt: "What's the joke?"
Abet "No joke, cook wants two sex of
"How did you get that bad eye?"
"It's a birth mark."
"What do you mean a birth mark?"
"I got in the wrong one on the Century
Mussolini wired Hitler--"Send food."
Hitler wired back-------"Tighten belt."
Mussolini answered with-"Send belt."
There are a lot of couples who don't
pet in parked cars--in fact, the woods
are full of them.
COOPERATION OF MEN EEDED TO INSURE
EFFICIENT TELEPHONE SERVICE
Captain John Thorpe of the Post Sig-
nal Office has asked that the following
hints be observed for more efficient
For calls between service men and
their families, the service men them-
selves can place the call more quickly
than the folks at home.
Civilians making calls to military
posts should keep the telephone addres-
ses of their friends and relatives in
the service close at hand so as to be
able to give the operator back home
the fullest possible information as to
how to reach them by telephone. The
men can assist in this by sending home
as much information as military secrecy
Service men should inform the folks
back home at what time it would be most
convenient for them to receive the
call, avoiding the rush hours.
SATURDAY, August 15
Leo Carrillo Andy Devin
SUNDAY, MONDAY, August 16-17
"This Above All"
Joan Fontaine Tyrone Poi
SUNDAY, MONDAY, August 16-17
"The Gay Sisters"
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, August 18-19
"I Married an Angel"
Eddy and MacDonald
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, August 20-21
SATURDAY, August 22
"Boss of Hangtown Mesa"
Johnny Mack Brown
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
"Blondie for Victory"
Penny Singleton Arthur
SHELLED BY JAP SUBS AS A NON-COMBATANT,
TYNDALL GUNNER NOW READY FOR REVENGE
Fred W. Ahrens, recent graduate of
the Gunnery School and now a sergeant,
is one of the few men at Tyndall who
have "seen action" in the present str-
uggle. Sgt. Ahren's biggest gripe is
that at the time, he was a non-combat-
ant and couldn't do a thing about -the
submarines that shelled him and his
Ahrens was a cook for defense work-
ers on Johnston Island last winter and
since the island is located between
the Hawaiian and Wake Islands it was
constantly being shelled by lurking
Jap subs. The subs didn't do much dam-
age, but the idea of Just standing
there and "taking it" without hitting
back was too much for Ahrens.
The Sergeant returned to St. Louis
in April and enlisted in the Air Forces
at Jefferson Barracks. His next stop
was Tyndall Field and now---?
TUESDAY, August 18
"The Magnificent Ambersons"
e Dolores Costello Tim Holt
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, August 19-20
"Beyond the Blue Horizon"
Her Dorothy Lamour Richard Denning
FRIDAY, August 21
"One Thrilling Night"
John Seal Wanda McKay
SUNDAY, MONDAY, August 16-17
Charles Ruggles Charles Winninger
TUESDAY, August 18
"Lone Star Ranger"
John Kimbrough Sheila Ryan
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, August 19-20
"The Male Animal"
Henry Fonda Olivia deHavilland
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, August 21-22
"The Apache Kid"
Lake Don (Red) Barry Lynn Merrick