Vol. 1 No.
30 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., August 22 1
30 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., August 22, 1942
NEW BARS FOR TYNDALL OFFICERS
Miss Louise Rollins and Miss Dorothy
Stutts, Tyndallettes, help Captain
Walter F. Silva; Ass't. Post Adjutant,
with his new double bars, as Captain
Thomas Howell looks on with amusement.
GUNNERY GRADUATES GIVE $170 TO A.E.R.
The record high for a single contri-
bution to the A.E.R. Fund from one or-
ganization was broken last week when
a class of graduating gunners from
Tyndall donated $170 to the fund.
Lt. Colonel F. M. Hyndman, Officer
in Charge of the Army Emergency Relief
Organization in this vicinity, stated
that this contribution was made by a
smaller group of men than the class
which recently contributed $101.00.
There was a contented smile on the
face of the junkman as he left Tyndall
yesterday. He had had one of the best
collection days in the history of the
Field, for his load was weighted down
with fifteen bars of gold and eight
strips of silver
However, the smiles were not confined
to the junkman- twenty-three Tyndall
Officers and their hundreds of well-
wishers were also wearing ear-to-ear
grins. Yes, the promotions came this
week, fast and thick, and here they
From 1st Lieutenant to Captain- Wal-
ter F. Silva, Ass't. Post Adjutant;
John A. Burkhart, Personnel Officer;
Charles B. Rawson, Intelligence Offi-
cer; Edwin R. Morgan, Director of Aca-
demic Training; Joseph Mowery, Senior
Instructor of Turrets; Milton B. Samu-
el, Ass't- Director of Ranges; William
H. Wiseman, Post Theatre Officer.
From 2nd Lieutenant to 1st- Marion
A. Bane, Dept. of Training; Eugene R.
Engelbrecht, Transient Aircraft Engi-
neering Officer; Robert T. Bean, Dept.
of Training; Raymond E. Taylor, Ass't.
Director of Flying; Joseph A. Dicker-
man, Photographic Officer; Jesse A. Ni-
mocks, Ass't. Adjutant, Student Detach-
ment; Gabriel Powers, Courts and Boards
Officer; Andrew J. Russo, Communica-
tions Officer; Robert Todd, Dept. of
Training; James E. Corr, Chemical War-
fare Officer; Oscar M. Corbin, Dept.
of Training; John J. Dangler, Dept. of
Training; Charles R. Shearn, Dept. of
Training; Cyril T. Hollinback, Supply
Officer, Student Detachment; Louis Mc-
Knight, Ass't. Finance Officer.
Gallons of printers' ink have spilled over miles o type discussing the morale
of the American soldier. It has been admired, praised, fretted oVer, criticised
and cheered, but never have we seen it defined. A lot of us have often wondered
about this morale of ours that is so fine, so poor and so much the subject of
everyone's concern. We cannot define it, but we would like to make *n attempt at
indicating what we think the word refers to.
Morale is a soldier strutting down the avenue with his chest out, his chin
up and that "I can lick the world" glint in his eye.
It is his absolute confidence in the ability of the American forces to clean
up the whole mess as soon as he can get there.
It is his readiness to fight any marine or sailor who claims their outfits
are better than his, and his even greater readiness to fight anyone who claims
that any other marines or sailors are better than ours.
It is his grumbling about mopping the floor, shining his shoes and straight-
ening things up, yet his indignation at even the suggestion that his tent is not
the neatest one in the squadron.
It is the proud feeling of smartness he experiences as he gives a military
salute to an officer on the streets in town.
It is his uncontrollable rage as he sees newsreel shots or reads newspaper
reports of American defeats or tragedies due to "Superior numbers of enemy forces".
Finally, it is his unshakeable opinion that he is the best soldier in the
finest squadron in the highest branch of the service in the greatest country in
Brookley Field, Ala.
Chapel Ser ies
8:00 A.M. --Mass...Chaplain Tinnerty 7:00 P.M.............Tellowship Club
9:00 A.M. --Protestant Sunday School 6:30 P.M...........Instruction Class
10:00 A.M. --Morning Worship.... WEDNESDAY
Chaplain Wester 7:30 P.M.............Bible Study Hour
11:15 A.M. --Maes...Chaplain Tinnerty THURSDAT
SUNDAY EVENING 6:30 P.M........... Instruction Class
8:00 P.M. --venitg Worship... FRIDAY
Chaplain Wester 6:00 P.M..............Jewish Sarvioee
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Promotions being the order of the day last
week, it was only to be expected that First
Lieutenant William H. Wiseman, Special Ser-
vice and Theatre Officer here, should be
promoted to the rank of captain. The Captain
has held his present position since April 1,
Captain Wiseman was born in Adams, Tenn.,
near Clarkesville. He lived in Tennessee
until he was seven years old, at which time
his family moved to Greenville, Miss. The
Theatre Officer lived there all of his life
until called into the Army. Before he was
called to active duty, Captain Wiseman was
in the electrical contracting and Neon sign
business in his hometown of Greenville.
The Captain enlisted in the National Guard
in 1924. He rose through the ranks and re-
ceived his commission in Field Artillery in
1936. He was promoted to First Lieutenant
in March, 1941. He was inducted Nov. 25,
1940 and was stationed at Camp Blanding,
Fla., as reconnaissance officer with the
114th Field Artillery, 31st Division.
During the 1941 Carolina and Louisiana
maneuvers, Captain Wiseman was a Field Ar-
tillery umpire with the 4th Corps Umpire
Group. He then returned to Blanding, where
he remained until transferred to Tyndall
Field on Dec. 15, 1941.
i IIJ MASTER SERGEANT HODGES
S' Somewhat of a record in promotions at Tyn-
F dall Field was made a short time ago by Mas-
f Bter Sergeant Wilton Hodges, who in the course
Ij of three days was promoted from the grade of
first sergeant to that of master sergeant.
He was promotedto technical sergeant on July
"- 30 and to his present grade on August 1.
Sergeant Hodges, a native of Brooklyn, Ala-
bama, enlisted in the Army in 1931 and was
assigned to the 29th Infantry at Ft. Benning, Ga. He reenlisted in 1935 andwetto
the Panama Canal Zone for six months, and worked in the officer personnel section.
The sergeant enlisted in the Air Corps at Maxwell Field in 1938. He graduated
from the Air Corps Technical School at Lowry Field, Colo. in 1940 and returned to
Maxwell Field as supply sergeant of his squadron. He was transferredto the Panama
City units in March 1941, and came to Tyndall Field the following December as first
sergeant of the old 66th Materiel Squadron.
your best bet
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
Curiosity got the best of us yester-
day and we dropped in to see Captain
Avery to find out just how our skeet
shooters made out in that tournament
several weeks ago. Captain H.D. Avery
is a Range Officer with the Department
of Training and knows his skeet and
trap like Henderson knows his prices.
He told us that our men that went up
to Syracuse for the National Open Tour-
ney gave a good account of themselves,
but the second team, which remained
here on the field, turned in the best
job when they placed second in the
Telegraphic competition. They were
nosed out by the Jacksonville bunch by
a mere two points.
It was this "Telegraphic" thing that
really had us puzzled, but the Captain
patiently explained it to this amateur,
and we, in turn, feel that you might
want to know about it too. The way a
"Telegraphic" event is run is this:
All teams wishing to compete notify
the officials of the tourney in advan-
ce and then if the team is unable to
actually be present at the match, they
shoot on their own grounds on the sch-
eduled day and telegraph their scores
in to the tournament headquarters. All
scores are judged on an equal basis.
This is one of the most practical plans
we've heard of in years.
That wasn't a conga line up at Post
Headquarters last Monday, it was just
the line forming for free cokes with
which to christen the launching of the
"Captain Burkhart", formerly a fishing
smack, but now, a full fledged battle-
Sentiment and the grim business of
war probably never will mix too well,
but we'll bet that few members were
missing last week when the "WHITE FLA-
SHES" staged a farewell party on the
anniversary of their activation.
ANSWES TO ??
GENERAL: Four; Reuter's News Agency;
Julius Caesar; Thirteen.
SPORTS Cribbage; A variety of foot-
ball; Jack Dempsey; Max Schmeling.
GEOGRAPHYs In southern France; St.
Augustine, Florida; Augusta; Ohio,
ARMYs Rapid scouting or exploration-
to obtain military information; Lieut.
General Dwight T. Eisenhower; To walk
my post in a military manner, keeping
always on the alert and observing
everything that takes place within
sight or hearing.
YOUR VOCABULARYs Light sword; Color
of a horse; Vegetable; Fish eggs; Kind
of turnip; Gambling game.
N "RED BIRDS"
ow that a certain Pvt. has left us,
it looks like the "Wheel Barrel" mys-
tery is about to be solved. The only
thing the boys have to do now is to
find out where it is buried.
Another mystery which needs solving
is the strange absence of the hearts
of celery whenever celery is served in
Mess Hall #1.
Things I didn't know until nows
Before joining the Air Forces, Pvt.
Michael Polites was in the fruit and
vegetable business...Pvt. Jack Snoddy
was a vocalist with Jan Garber's band.
...Pvt. Dominic Cavallaro used to beat
the drums with the late Joseph Tadduni
and his Bluebirds...Oneof our too mod-
est Pvts. was the leading contender
for the light-weight title back in
1915- he fought under the name of "Kid
To the boys who'll be breaking camp
on Monday, we wish the best of luck
and we're certainly going to miss you.
-Pvt. Vincent Del Ponte
Th "66TH STUFF"
he coke machine at the hangar has
become a favorite rendezvous since the
boys from the 66th moved in and took
over. They have discovered cute lit-
tle gadget (?) over there and it seems
that the coke machine is the most stra-
tegic spot from which to observe oper-
Pvt. Bell has requisitioned the sup-
ply room for a pair of roller skates.
He is a wing walker now and feels that
if he doesn't get the skates soon, his
feet will kill him.
Sgt. Brinson was taking all bets on
the furlough situation and came out on
top...Better luck next time, boys...
Pvt. Esposito contributed fifteen dol-
lars to Tyndall's Hall of Justice the
other day. He was flying a five ton
gas trailer too close to the ground.
He won't"dood" it against
The boys in room #4 and everybody in
general, are glad to see that Sgt. So-
lak is out of the hospital and back
with the gang. Too bad about those
plans, tho, sarge. -Pvt. Thomas Verry
T 846TH QUARTERMASTERS
here has been a great improvement
around the company area since Lt. H.C.
Shelley has taken command of this or-
ganization. He is very keen on neat
appearances both for the personnel and
Pvt. Elmo Berlack has done a commend-
able job in painting and carpentry work
around the grounds. It seems that he
is capable of doing a good job on ev-
erything you call on him for- and he
puts all of his interest in the task
that he undertakes.
The fellows are wondering why the
sudden change here of late in Pvt. Sh-
elton. Could a young damsel of P.C.
be responsible for his cheerful atti-
tude?...Pvt. Andrews went on furlough
to Brooklyn and became engaged, Wed-
ding bells are expected soon.
The Clowns' ball game with the Port
St. Joe team last Sundaywas cancelled,
but Sgt. Pruitt is trying to arrange
for a game this Sunday.-Pfc. W.J. Bidg
ell, the "list" finally came out.
Many of the fellows hitting the trail
were with the outfit since its activa-
tion and they have a lot of fond mem-
ories to take with them. The best of
luck and God speed to those men and
as for us here, let's see if we can't
keep in touch with the gang. Perhaps
someday, somewhere, after we've won
the fight, we can all get together and
have a "Remember When" party.
Squadron Mutteringas Wonder where
"California" learned to roll his eyes?
...Cpl. Murphy feels positively naked
these days, a window fell on his teeth
and broke them beyond repair..Congrats
to Cpl. Webster on the new paint job
on his car...It has been requested
that Sgt. Lasek raffle off his "little
black book" -how 'boot it, Sgt.?...We
hope that the recent visits of Cpl.
Paquin to the dentist will not inter-
fere with his radio career..The squad-
ron welcomes Lt. Risden Wall to the
organization...And don't forget, your
Best Bet is still to BUY WAR BONDSI
-Pfc. James J. Freeman
Th "WHITE FLASHES"
he first anniversary of the activa-
tion of our squadron was celebrated
with "Squadron Day" last Friday. The
men started the day off by doing a good
day's work, and then promptly at 8100
P. M. all duties ceased and a Dutch
luncheon with beer, cigars and cigaret-
tes was served in the mess hall. Sgt.
Scott and Sgt. Clear rate a smart sa-
lute for arranging all the details.
The party was a sort of farewell for
the men that are leaving. We wish all
our old buddies lots of luck at their
S/Sgt. L. E. Smith has proclaimed a
new policy which will end all worries
of a soldier. He says "find a nice
looking girl with a good personality,
big brown eyes, a good conversation-
slist and marry her for the duration
and six months. She must also be able
to cook. -Sgt. M.E. Gibson
Congratulations are in order for Pvt.
Bill McKenna who, as captain, led the
Tyndall Field Skeet Team to second
place in the National Telegraphic Sk-
eet Championships. His perfect score
was a typical example of his shooting
The squadron uses this medium to bid
farewell to the boys that are pulling
up stakes. Goodbye and good luck to a
grand bunch of fellows.
Many.thanks to the men who have done
a swell job in landscaping the squad-
Frank (you got everything) Mangan
was so disappointed last week because
his name didn't appear in the "TARGET"
that we decided to include it this
week and congratulate him on the fine
work he is doing as lst/Sgt. Taylor's
assistant. -Pvt. James T. Jordan
Our heartiest congratulations go to
the men in the outfit who recently re-
ceived promotions. They certainly de-
served them. Sergeants Ragland, Owens
and Bruner are now entitled to "Shack-
Pay", that is if they decide to take
the big step.
Welcome to the men who have just re-
cently arrived from Lowry Field.
Of much interest to the squadron was
the marriage of our "Ace Runner and
Reporter", Pfc. Pete C. Hernandez. The
wedding was held at the Post Chapel.
Best of luck, Pete.
Pfc. John E. Lee is still all a fl-
utter. The stork finally arrived with
a baby boy. Maybe that's why he didn't
get the right address on a recent let-
ter that he wrote to his wife.
Wonder why a certain fellow from
Greer, S.C., still insists on growing
a "cookie duster"? Pfc. Brown is the
fellow. There's nothing like trying,
is there Brown? -Pfc. P. C. Hernandss
"We're busy from daylight (or rather,
it's still dark) 5:15 A.M. until 9t00-
P.M. They have been drilling the heck
out of us. Yes, it's plenty tough
down here, but we'll make it O.K. I
pulled guard Saturday night and Sunday
and believe me, I was plenty stiff and
tired when I got off."
'"e have to march at ATTENTION, and
always stand at attention when addres-
sing an upper classman. We have to re-
gard them as commissioned officers.?
Inspection is THE THING. Everything
must be perfect. "t's all rugged, but
it makes an officer."
The above are excerpts from a letter
sent by Tyndall's former ace gossiper,
S/Sgt. Dewey H. Gossett. Gossett is
attending O.C.S. at Miami and his let-
ter gives one a fairly good picture of
the rigid training given to the future
Air Forces Officers.
Men from Tyndall seem to be holding
their own down at Miami. S/Sgt. Ralph
Edwards writes that Lt. Bob Endsley
(formerly Ist/Sgt. Bob Endsley) is now
a supply instructor at the school, and
a "damn good one, too" Ralph says.
Ralph himself is a corps adjutant on
the staff of Commander M. J. Hotaling.
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ur office statistician figured out
that if the present marriage rate con-
tinues at the Finance Office, everyone
will be married by the night of Janu-
Master Carpenter Joe Cappiello just
completed two very fine bookcases for
our dayroom. Joe is busy now thinking
up questions for "Information Please"
so that we can get a set of Britan-
nicas to fill the bookcase.
Lt. McKnight's genial presence is
missed by everyone at the office. The
Lt. is ill and has been hospitalized.
The beat way to become a Pfc., Pvt.
Frank Leonard found out, was to kid
everyone about "bucking" for Pfc. Pvt.
Lee Lovett received a one striper too.
Cpl. Joe Hanak moved up to sergeant.
Suggestion of the weeks Pvt. Milton
Levy suggests a club for "yardbirds".
"It will be the most exclusive club on
the field", says he.
1ow we know what "sweating out"real-
ly means. It happened in the Post Th-
eatre the other night when one fan was
missing- the one that blows with bla-
* The detachment had a taste of "Life
'Without' Father" for several days. C.
0. Lt. Bailey went to Savannah to cat-
ch some pointers in a three day course
in Medical Supply. Coincidental was
the arrival of our former C.O., Lt.
Fogel from Texas with an additional
bar. He is to assume the duties of
S/Sgt. Rudy Cherney has quietly and
ably taken over the job of sergeant-
major. Only it's difficult to convin-
ce him that it is a break. He claims
it is more of a sentence.
We'll bet that no other outfit has a
mail orderly like our Pvt. Remo, who
is affectionately called "Mom". He
brings letters that Sgt. Matonak even
SMELLS. (--and sometimes kisses).
The constant swish of Happy Harry
Terrell has been tempered by having
help again. Cpl. Groover Walker is
the laboratory, and is -chock
technique gathered at Maxwell
-Sgt. William Volk
est wishes and lots of luck to the
boys that are leaving us. Now that
the transfers are official the fellows
have quit "sweating".
This squadron has talent of every
description, but the latest find is a
strip tease artist. He is none other
than Ed (Glamour Pants) Farrior...Has
anyone noticed how much weight S/Sgt.
Jones has lost? We were told that he
is heartbroken. Could it be that SHE
Wanted Suggestions for a new name
for our column; also,what Congression-
al action must be taken to get ratings
released in our outfit.
Things we would like to sees
Pvt. Ocie(Killer) Dearing giving First
Aid...lst/Sgt. Kelly not showing up at
the Ritz News stand...Pvt. Farrior do-
ing his dance routine...Pvt. Aim volun-
teering for K.P....S/Sgt. Carney (Good
Behavior) Hodges working...Sgt. Gallo-
way walking down the aisle...Pvt. Bill
Landers arising without a "headache".
-Sgt. R. J. Boyes
Th A.A. F. BAND
he Band salutes the arrival of Lt.
Colonel Luper at this field. Having
indirectly served under his command at
Maxwell Field, the Band remembers him
well, where, as Commandant of the Ca-
dets, he introduced the "West Point
System" with excellent results. The
boys are looking forward to once again
playing some of the Colonel's favorite
Pfo. Si Moye, our #1 Sliphorn is
once more back in our fold after a
brief visit to the hospital for exam-
ination. -Cpl. Wm. J. Higbee
P BASE HEADQUARTERS
vt. Earl Strong, the able squadron
mailman, enjoyed a visit from his mo-
ther recently. Earl is attached to
the squadron awaiting assignment for
Glider Pilot Training. His alertness
is the subjectof much comment, Barrack
mates say he never arises later than
C THE SIGNALIERS
congratulations are in order for S/
Sgt. C.V. Kolt who is anxiously await-
ing special orders to attend the Quar-
termaster Officer's Candidate School.
Good Luck, "Sarge".
Pfc. Panasuk (the guy what fixes 'em)
is leaving us to take a course in Dial
Maintenance at a civilian school in
Chicago. That is a dream situation.
Who could think of anything more pleas-
ing to a soldier (Don't take "soldier"
too seriously, Pany) than three months
association with real honest-to-good--
ness folks in a town such as Chicago?
Potts, who is on furlough, is going to
take the same course, and upon their
return all complaints about the 'phone
system should be directed at these two
"Wit" Ostrenko returned from furlough
single, and ten pounds heavier. The
extra poundage was acquired via the
milk shake-banana split route. I'm
surprised that one with such an inter-
est in strength and health would have
anything to do with those two body-
wrecking items. -Pfc. Wm. Hines
T "THE CHAMPIONS"
he presence of Cpi. Ray Gross is
made very conspicuous by his absence
from the QM office. He is convales-
cing in the hospital. Y'all hurry
back, Ray, y'heah? Speaking of recov-
eries, devotees of the USO Club's ac-
tivities are pleased to see that Mrs.
Ouida Lee is back on the job after her
recent illness. We missed the genial
Welcome back to Captain Ncwle, our
C.O., who has been on leave visiting
the folks back in New York. Incident-
ally, our former C.O. answers to "Cap-
tain" Samuels, now- congratulations
Pvt. Johnny Sopher likes his work so
well that he didn't leave until six
o'clock one day...P.S. He overslept.
Has anyone counted the number of ti-
mes Pvt. "Dr. Kildare" Savino asks pfc.
Eddie Rorick, our mail clerk, if the
mail is in yet?
It's good to see Cpl. Dave Howell
back from his furlough.
-Sgt. Paul Hemsoth
I "BLUE BIRDS"
It is with deep regret that we are
bidding good-bye to some of the men this
week. We wish them the best of luck and
we're sure that they'll continue to do
their best no matter where they go.
Congratulations to the fellows who re-
ceived promotions this past month.
-Pfc. Albert Snead
Last "HEADQUARTERS' HEADLINES"
ast week you read about Sgt. Wilton
Hodges being promoted to the rank of
technical sergeant, well, he went one
better on us, and is now proudly wear-
ing the "double trio" chevrons of a mas-
The forever smiling Simmons and John
Kimbrell, our chief supply sergeant
were upped to the tech ranks...And our
new acting first sergeant, George Bu-
kota is "sweating". We wonder why???
The entire squadron will be well re-
warded by the sight when our newly plan-
ted grass turns green. Some of the men
have an "urge" to do planting after du-
ty hours, and one fellow gets a kick
out of doing it at 4s00 A.M.
Do yourself a favor this week- BUY
WAR BONDS11 -Sgt. Joe E. Minton
t. Hutchinson is back from school,
and is organizing an armament school
for the men.
We're sorry to see many of the boys
pulling out and those remaining here
wish them luok..Pvts. Knowles ana Wer-
ner are hospitalized, but gainirg..The
boys insist that anti-aircraft protec-
tion be set up in the magazine area to
combat the skeeterss' while on guard..
Why does Pfc. Strakel want -n go to
Ponce De Leon so badly?..Forei 1 lang-
uage depts Sgts. Ratley and Burnett.
er L (^4^d^W^y#3
SOMETHING TO SHOOT ATs Sgt. Waller's
score for this quis was "86".
GENERAL: (5 points each)
1. How many right angles has a rec-
2. What type of agency was Paul J.
Router the founder of?
3. Who revised the Roman Calendar?
4. How many is a baker's dozen?
GEOGRAPHYs (5 points each)
1. Where is the Riviera located?
2. What is the oldest city in the
3. What is the capital of Maine?
4. What three states in the U.S.
have only four letters in their name?
YARDBIRD'S 0 30
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER'S 90 99
SPORTSi (5 points each)
1. In what game does one peg 61 holes
2. Is Rugby a variety of basketball,
football, or baseball?
3. Who was the Manassa Mauler?
4. Who won the prizefight in 1936
between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling?
ARMYs (5 points each)
1. What is the chief duty of a Re-
2. Who is in command of the United
States ground forces in Europe?
3. What is the 2nd General Order?
1. Rapier is a
a. light sword.
b. fruit dish.
c. book cover.
4. Roe'is a
a. fish eggs.
c. step ladder.
(4 points each)
2. Roan is a
a. river in France.
b. type of boat.
c, color of a horse.
a. kind of
3. Rhubarb is a
6. Roulette is a
a. gambling game.
c. fur piece.
. by Lent, AAF
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MEET MRS. MOOREs Funny facts to
augment-our funny fotos:
AMBITIONs To be at C.J.M.
graduation at West Point, June 1
HOBBIESs Books, Music, Travel
PET AVERSIONs Thistl
Indoor -- Bowling.
Outdoor -- Golf, Tennis, Riding.
FAVORITE MUSICAL COMPOSITIONs
many to list.
FAVORITE COLORt Orchid.
FAVORITE AUTHORs Any writer o:
FAVORITE FLOWER: Magnolia.
FAVORITE DISHs New Orleans crab
FAVORITE DRINK: Orangeade.
FAVORITE MOVIE STARS: Greer Garson,
Edna Mae Oliver, Hugh Herbert.
FAVORITE POST BEFORE TYNDALLI Fort
Stotsenburg, P.I. Reason--Perfectly
trained servants and trips through
that interesting part of the world.
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENTs Why list
onet I've had nm share.
MOST INTERESTING EXPERIENCEs Trip
to Canton, China, and homesteading 160
acres in Lake County, Florida.
Here is the first
photo ever to be
released of the
ial staff. These
"sob sisters" have
done an excellent
job and we're sor-
ry to hear that two
of the girls are
leaving Tyndall wi-
th their officer-
husbands for a new
From L. to R.s
Mrs. Jesse A. Ni-
mocks, Mrs. John
Thorpe and Mrs. J,
The Yardbird SEZ
OUGHT KNOW FLYING LOW EQUALS WOE/ LAMNWO FAST APRON PASSED STOPPED AT LAST
The ole Yardbird is feeling purty gud now but iis sho in need uv sum ecksitemint.
This is the time uv the munth whin a Yardbird stays home an sweats ot the last
day uv the munth in ernest. i guess i is the brokest man on the Field. i wud uv
had a littel cash on hand iff'n it hadnt bin fur that Bond deel i signed up fur a
while back. during the last weak uv the munth whin i is shameful broke an cravin
a glass uv cole beer, i begins ter think how patriotic an unselfish i am. But it
don't help none-- I still craves that brew.
Last weekend i wuz down ter ma gud buddies plase uv bizness an i run inter a
ole sgt. an his wife an 2 civilians an their wifes whut i knowed (i meen the men
folks) an they invited me along on the party. Mainly ter keep the wimmin folks
S dancin, an circulation, an happy, while they talked "bizness". i reckin we maid
every plase in town an indid up at sum reel nise plase ot on the beech. Aboot
that time i was qwite imbibed an i eased up ter the brass rail an looked ovur the
counter an stared face ter face with a big ole cow with long horns, an i spied a
cupple uv alligators, an a bunch uv ducks. i let ot a screech that i had dun
cawt the D.T.'s agin, but everybody quieted me down sayin them annimuls wuz stuff-
ed an reel. i tole em rite qwik that they ort ter stuff em reel qwik rite bak
whur they cum frum, on account uv it wuz detrimintul ter the ginerul public ter
have sech suggestion stuff around. I wud tell aboot dancin with the Captin's gurl
but i aint got room, an this mite accidentally git down ter the BOQ. Well, I
reckin i'd better be agoin-----The Yardbird (No. 1)
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:;" TO PLANE 1ALK[ THIS WINDSCREEN IN F T OF PILOT MAY
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JAPANESE SUZUKAZE 20
THE FUSELAGE IS A PERFECT CIRCLE TOP SPEED....78 M.P.H.
WITH A DIAMETER THE SiZE OF THE ENGINE. CRUISIN&SPEED..438 M.P.H.
THE FUSELAGE TAPERS TO A POINT
TOWARDS THE TAIL. THE SINGLE SEAT -
4 COCKPIT HAS EXCELLENT VISIBILITY DUE
TO THE TRANSPARENT PANELS ON EACH N ACCURATE INFORMATION IS
SIDE OF PILOT. THE COCKPIT IS SO SMAL>- KNOWN ABOUT ARMAMENT BUT IT IS
THAT THE AVERACiE AMERICAN PILOT WOULD BELIEVED THAT THE PLANE CARRIES
NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER IT. THE WINDSRREENUR ,%VUN p ,c I 'NC-
MEETS THE FUSELAGE AT A,30A~tMCLE -E FOUR MACHINE CUNS IN EACH WING.
MEETS THE FUSELAGE AT A 30A,ACLE
AND IT SERVES AS A HEADREST FOR THE THIS PLANE IS POWERED BY TWO NR COOLED
PILOT. RADIAL ENGINES,AND CONTRA-ROTATINGC PROPS.
7/T/ESE ENr/INES DEVELOPS 2,400 HORSEPOWER.I
THIS IS A SECRET JOB THAT IS STILL IN THE EXPERIMENTAL
JAPANS AT 27S LIKE STAGE & MAY NEVER REACH THE PRODUCTION LINES. IT IS
HAS TWO E INESAND COPIED AFTER THE AMERICAN CrEE-BEE RACER OFA FEW YEARS
CONTRA-ROTATIN&; BACK. AT PRESENT THIS PLANE IS A DREAM SHIP IN DESIG-N.......
PROPELLERS THIS PLANE
IS AN EXPERIMlENT TOO. I '*
."." -'-" :-
THE LAST BUS LEAVING PANAMA CITY THAT WILL MAKE IT
TO THE FIELD IN TIME FOR BED CHECK. SOMETIMES YOU
WONDER IF GOING TO TOWN IS WORTH THE RIDE BACK.
THE COMPANY CROONER--WHO ALWAYS WAITS UNTIL AFTER
"LIGHTS OUT" TO TAKE HIS SHOWER. HE CAN'T SING GOOD.
BUT OHI HOW LOUD.
S AND THE MESS HALL'S SILVERWARE "GREEN WITH ENVY".
'...,_ I, .
WE CAN'T OVERLOOK THE BLASTED MOSQUITOES
I remember 'twas only some ten months
That they classified me in 1-A
And a couple of wise guys came
for a laugh
When a corporal marched me away.
"IHAD A BRILLIANT FUTURE WITH THIS OUTFIT
UNTIL THE LIGHT SAFETY' PROGRAM
God gave us two ends, one to sit on,
the other to think with. A man's suc-
cess depends on which end he uses the
most. It is a case of heads you win,
tails you lose. LET'S GO AMERICA!
Alcohol serves in the compass;
Without it the needle would cleave.
But it spinneth the head of the soldier
And washes the stripes from his sleeve.
She young man in the parked coupe
poke earnestly to the girl beside him,
then fell silent as he waited for her
answer to his question-----a question
which has been asked in every language
and country and age since the world
began. She stirred in his embrace and
turned her lips to his in sweet sur-
4 render. "You win!" she breathed soft-
ly. "I'd never make it home in these
- high heels.
Fathers "Who broke that chair in the
parlor last evening?"
Daughters "It just collapsed, all of
a sudden, Father, but neither of us
Women's slacks are all right at the
cuffs but don't they look funny around
I had hardly been gone from my home
town a week
When that son-of-a-gun in 3-A
Took over my job at the vinegar works
(Only he got just double my pay).
And almost as soon as my troop train
That flatfooted guy in 1-B
Started running around with the girl
friend at home
Who had promised to stay true to me.
But justice is justice; each dog has
And those guys in 3-A and 1-B
Were reclassified so that they now drill
And cuss at their sergeant--THAT'S MEI
Pvt. Gimlet Grogan
Camp Wolters, Texas
"GODFREY TAKES THIS 'FLYING SAFETY'
"THE GAY SISTERS" AND "CROSSROADS"
DUE TO BE SHOWN AT POST THEATRE
...Dealing from the top of the current
best sellers, Warner Bros. brings an
acclaim winning novel to life on the
screen..."The Gay Sisters"...This in-
timate, fascinating story from the pen
of Stephen Longstreet moves deeply
with the stars you know.....Barbara
Stanwyck, Nancy Coleman, Donald Crisp,
George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald...
at the Post Theatre, Sun. & Mon., Aug.
23 & 24.,.Short Subjects, the spice
and tart of the dish...outstanding is
"Further Prophecies of Nostradamus".in
startling, accurate early century fore-
casts of today events, with the neigh-
borly "Hit Neighbort" feature, staring
John Archer & Don Wilson, Sat., Aug.
22...The showmanship of Metro Goldwyn
Mayer brings glamorous Hedy Lamarr &
suave William Powell to the Post The-
atre in "Crossroads", Wed. & Thurs.,
Aug. 26 & 27.
5 STATIONS IN 31 DAYS IS RECORD
OF ENGINEERING OFFICER
Second Lieutenant John T. Scott, in
the Army vernacular is really "sweat-
ing" out a permanent station. In the
past thirty-five days he has been sta-
tioned at five different posts, thir-
teen days being the longest period he
has spent at any one of them.
The Lieutenant was ordered to duty
on July 15, from Etowah, Tenn., where
he was General Manager of the Municipal
Water and Sewer System, to Washington,
D.C. While there, he worked in the
Chief Engineers office. After twelve
days at that station hewas transferred
to Atlanta, Ga., for six days; then to
Panama City where he spent two days
before being transferred to Apalachi-
cola for a thirteen day period. On the
17th, he received orders to report to
the Laurinburg-Maxton Glider School in
North Carolina as Assistant to the Post
SATURDAY, August 22 TUESDAY, August 25
"Hi, Neighbor" "Men of Texas"
Jean Parker John Archer Robert Stack
SUNDAY, MONDAY, August 23-24 WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, August 26-27
"The Gay Sisters" "Crossroads"
Barbara Stanwyck George Brent Hedy Lamar William Powell
FRIDAY, August 28
"Little Tokyo, U.S.A."
Preston Foster Brenda Joyce
SUNDAY, MONDAY, AugusT 23-24 SUNDAY, MONDAY, August 23-24
"Crossroads" "Sergeant York"
Hedy Lamar William Powell Gary Cooper Joan Leslie
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, August 25-26 TUESDAY, August 25
"Miss Annie Rooney" "Texas Justice"
Shirley Temple William Gargan George Houston
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, August 27-28 WEDNESDAY, August 26
"Big Shot" "On the Sunny Side"
Humphrey Bogart Irene Manning Roddy McDowall Jane Darwe:
SATURDAY, August 29 THURSDAY, August 27
"Badmen of the Hills" "Who is Hope Schuyler"
Charles Starrett Mary Howard Robert Lowery
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT FRIDAY, SATURDAY, August 28-29
"Pardon My Sarong" "Code of the Outlaw"
Abbott and Costello 3 Mesquiteers