Vol. 1 No. 34 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., Sept. 19, 1942
MAJOR GENERAL ROYCE HEADS S.E.A.A.F.T.C.
Major General Ralph Royce
TWO NEW WARRANT OFFICERS FOR TTYDALL
Promotion to the grade of Warrant
Officer was announced this week for
two of Tyndall's veteran enlisted men,
M/Sgt. Daniel Howell and T/Sgt. Lloyd
A. Taliaferro. They were sworn into
their new ranks this morning at 9s37
A.M. by Post Adjutant, Captain Thomas
Mr. Howell was Post sergeant-major
with a record of seven years of service
in the Arqy, and is a native of Virgin-
ia. Mr. Taliaferro was sergeant-major
of the Student Detachment Personnel
Section and hails from Tennessee.
"The Jap and the German is a tough
customer. Our job here is to make our
future airmen even tougher and we
intend to do just that." With this
statement of purpose, Major General
Ralph Royce, fresh from combat command
in the Australian area, assumed com-
sand on Tuesday of the Southeast Train-
ing Center whose headquarters is at
Maxwell Field, Alabama.
Three weeks ago General Royce was
Commanding Officer of the Northeast
Air Area in Australia the forward
zone of operations where Jap and Allied
planes slug it out daily. The General
-r. this air show for the Allies, and
his effective use of men and machines,
his able leadership and the quality of
his training have shown up in the re-
sults column of recent operations in
that hot sector of the Pacific. Be re-
oently was awarded the D.8.C. for lead-
ing 13 Flying Fortresses in a 4000 mile
bombing raid over the Philippines.
GU IERS GIVZ RECORD SUM OF 319 TO AER
Topping the previous high donation
by almost double the amount, the Class
of '42-37 has letta record for other
gunners to shoot at with their contribu-
tion of $319.00 to the Army Emergency
Relief Fund. So remarkable was this
generous gift that the men in the class
were personally commended by Tyndall's
AER Officer, Lt. Col. Floyd Hyndman,at
their graduation ceremonies.
The Class of '42-37 were members of
Squadron "C' under the command of Lt.
Aubrey L. Stewart and First Sergeant
Ben R. Sohultse.
They would knock out MacArthur,
And wipe out his men.
They'd sign peace in the White House,
And they'd tell us when.
They surprised at Pearl Harbor,
And struck a hard blow
They went to the Philippines,
And put on a show.
They would conquer the world,
And disfigure the maps.
They would replace Old Glory
With the flag of the Japs.
Like small specks of vermin,
All over a hen.
They were spreading like wild fire,
And suddenly then
They found that AMERICA,
Had something to say.
Ammunition and men
Would be soon on the way.
The hearts of our Allies became filled with glee,
When our stuff began rolling 'way over the sea,
Guns by the ship load, airplanes and tanks,
supplies by the train load---
Then came the Yanks.
War Stamps and Bonds- We're all on the job,
Behind every soldier, marine and gob.
Yes, we'll sign peace in the White House,
And the time will be---
When MacArthur returns,
Marching back with his menl
Pfc. James S. O'Connor
8:00 A. M.---Mass...Chaplain Finnerty
9:00 A. M. -Protestant Sunday School
10:00 A. M. --Morning Worship....
11:15 A. M. --Mass...Chaplain Finnerty
8:00 P. M. -Evening Worship...
7:00 P.M..............Fellowship Club
6:30 P.MM..........Instruction Class
7:30 P.M............Bible Study Hour
6:30 P.MM...........Instruction Class
00 P.M.............Jewish Services
Under the auspices of Lt. Col. Hynd-
man and Captain Howell, a prevue of
winter fashions for Tyndallettes was
held at the Post Theatre on Wednesday
noon. Unofficially, we understand that
skirts will be worn this year, and
slips, as usual, will be kept out of
sight, or thereabouts. Stockings will
be painted on and shirts will not be
starched. This ensemble will be topped
with an overcoat (Military drape) of
the same hue, blue...Lt. Corbin, recen-
tly transferred to Ft. Myers, came
back long enough Saturday evening to
get an option on one of Panama City's
S belles...Residents of a certain BOQ
are very much "on the ball" these days,
early to breakfast and early to work.
Those in the know say that the whole
barracks has gone to the "dogs" -Bow
Wowt...Congratulations to Captain Bob
Powell of Engineers, who traded his
single silver for a double set...Also
a belated salute to Major Kevan on his
comeuppance...Those who desire first
hand information on how to conserve
rubber the "hard way", contact "Rubber
Conserver" Lt. Jeffries. There isn't
any storage charge either...Would be
Charles Atlases, Lt. Tannen and Lt.
Shields, are pitting onemuscle against
another these mornings to build up
their resistance to what, we wonder?
...At last we discovered Col. Maxwell's
nickname- the first words of greeting
by visiting dignitaries is invariably
"Hi (or 'Hello') Budl"...Lt. Lynn drop-
ped us a card from St. Louis telling
us that everything is still under con-
trol there...Captain John K. Strobel
received his orders from Washington
this week- his many friends here wish
him the best of luck on his new assign-
ment...Anyone who has any fairly good
kitchen furniture and appliances that
they desire to get rid of, can get in
touch with Billeting Clerk Joe Franza
at the P.R.O...We hearthat profession-
al jealousy has reared its .T'y head
down on the line...That was quite a bit
of hand-shaking that Lt. Col.. Hyndman
did at the recent Gunnery School grad-
The best story of the week was furni-
shed by a young lady from Tallahassee,
who wrote to Captain Burkhart and in-
quired as to the procedure that must be
followed in order for her to become an
aerial gunner Captain Burkhart re-
plied that while the demand for gunners
was very great, matters asyet, had not
reached that critical stage...The boys
with the department of training who
have been transferred to the 447th (Ah
Wilderness) claim that the changing
of the midnight shift at the Port St.
Joe Paper Mill disturbs their slumber.
...Miss Knight, personnel sergeant-
majoress, has found that it pays to be
kind, even to enlisted men...Pvt. Paul
Finan, Legal Eaglet, leaves for Ord-
nance OCS Oct. 1st...One of the more
cheerful men around the field that we
have noticed is Pvt. Ray Barrette, the
Colonel's "gas-buggy" driver...Fifty
Million Frenchmen and S/Sgt. Frank High
can't be wrong- gentlemen DO prefer
blondest...Aerial Gunners arerequested
to definitely identify planes above
M/Sgt. Joe Young's house before firing,
it might be a stork...S/Sgt. Bobby Cos-
tigan of Finance has that smile of con-
tentzmnt these days, now that Mrs.
Costigan has given up the banking bus-
iness of Trenton, N.J., for the balmy
weather of P.C...The beginnings of a
real drama group seems to be getting
under way- those interested are reques-
ted to get in touch with Cpl. Paquin
at the U.SeO. on Wednesday nights...
S/Sgt. Holman of the "Brownies" has
succumbed to the Latin-American propa-
ganda and is doing his best to cement
Pan-American Relations by pursuing. a
certain senorita from south of the
border.-,Our nomination for Tyndall
Field's forgotten man is Pfo. Robert
Vun Kannon of the A.A.F. Band. Bob was
originally with the Medicoes and was
one of the first men to arrive on this
field from that detachment. After much
maneuvering between squadrons as a Pvt.
he finally ended up with the band, as
a Pvt. -his ability to beat out the
bars has not as yet brought out the
Published every Saturday by the Public Relations Office, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Captain Ammon McClellan
ASST'S TO P. R. OFFICER
Pfc. Sam D. Melson
Pfc. William B. Pratt
M/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
Pfc. Francis Churchill
Corp. John Webster
Pfc. Price Terry
Pvt. Everett Tackett
Col. W. A, Maxwell
S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Marshall Goodman
Corp. Arnold Milgaten
Corp. Saul Samiof
Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman
Sgt. William Castle
Pfc. Silas G. Upchurch
In case you hear the phrase "7-11"
at the hospital area, don't dig down
in your pocket and get ready to fade a
"fiver", they're probably (?) only re-
ferring to the opening hours of Tyn-
dall's new dental clinic. Recently
opened, the new tooth-pulling house is
the first of the two brown shingled
Captain Rigberg, head of the Field's
dental staff, has announced that the
move to new and larger quarters was
made in order to properly handle the
dental work required by the student
gunners and the "permanent" personnel.
The hours of 7:00 A.M. to 11O00 P.M.
will be covered by two shifts of den-
tal officers. An emergency clinic will
be open on Sundays at 9:00 A.M.
Pending written confirmation from
Washington, Sunday, October 4th, ought
to be a great dayin Tyndall's history.
Arrangements are being made to carry
the graduating excercises of Gunnery
Class '42-40 over a radio hook-up of
one hundred and fifteen stations on
The exact time that this special
broadcast will go on the air and fur-
ther details will be announced by the
Public Relations Office in the near
Those responsible for the Gunnery
School program here agree that the
life of the student gunner is not a
very easy one, and since this is so,
we wonder why a little matter of pro-
viding cool drinking water for the men
out on the ranges couldn't be taken
care of. As long as the effort is be-
ing made to provide a barrel of water,
why can't some method be devised for
keeping that water cool?
The proprietors of the new post dry
cleaners called us up the other day to
thank us for the "plug" we gave them
last Saturday. They told us that one
of their first customers must have been
a member of the Guard Squadron, for the
fellow came in with a khaki suit to be
cleaned, in one hand, and a rifle in the
other. The cleaners asked us if we
wouldn't let it be known around the
field that s show of arms wouldn't be
necessary to insure good service.
Chaplain Wester walked in on us just
now and told us a story that's worth
repeating. It seems that someone new
to the field remarked to the Chaplain
that every place hewent he saw nothing
but officers. The Chaplain replied,
"You've never been to Chapell"
Score a direct hit for the Chaplain.
Signal, Finance and Weather were ush-
ered out of their happy home last Sun-
day. It is a mystery as to who failed
to keep up the payments on the "Apart-
ment", but that cannot be undone now,
and we are all in different barracks.
Men could be seen for miles around
staggering through the woods with beds,
footlockers, barracks bags and copies
of the "TARGET". We looked like a
bunch of refugees barely managing to
stay ahead of the Panzer outfit at our
Our new "home" gives us a better view
* of the Gulf, but that is about all that
can be said for it.
Reports from the hospital indicate
that Mason is recuperating from his
apendectomy very nicely. Hurry back
Mase, there is a pile of work to be
done in our new barracks By the way,
I think we picked up a dog inthe trans-
action. We have one hanging around.
If anyone has lost a bulldog with a
sad face, please call at building #374
and claim the beast.
Joe Angelletti, who has more tables
and benches than Macy's basement, had
himself quite a time when it came to
moving his supply room. -Pfc. Hines
VWe certainly liked the golf garb that
S/Sgts. Percyand Doucet wore last Sun-
day out on the course. Congratulations
to Pfc. Patterson on his recent mar-
Pvt. Sasson speaks both Chinese and
Arabic, how 'boot that?...lst/Sgt. Bar-
bier and his able assistants did a
swell job in redecorating the reading
When are Cpl. Youngberg and Pfc. Marr
going to fix the pump on their car so
they can cut down their time to P.C.
and make it a mere 2 hour trip?...Pvt.
Coveleski is a nephew of the famous
big league pitcher of the same name...
Pvt. Reverse is one of the best wood
workers on the post...Welcome to the
gang that just joined the "Brownies".
-Pfc. James Freeman
Well, men are passing through the
squadron like nickels through a juke
box on pay day night- and they're com-
ing in like the payoffs on a pin-ball
Sgt. John L. Lampros wishes to thank
all the boys who contributed towards
the purchase of the new circus wagon.
(It purrs like a kitten- or a concrete
Why is Sgt. Wm.Cramer going around
with a wrist bandage inscribed with
the word "Connie"?...Pfc. Giroux hand-
ed in his laundry sheet with his name
written on it so that it could be read
from across the room. He probably
thought Supply Sergeant Mulcahy was in
need of glasses...Sgt. John Harrington
certainly misses the "little woman".
-Pvt. Maurice Baker
The hardest working boys in the
company are the men in the ammunition
detail under S/Sgt. Lamuraglia. A
full day is spent linking ammunition
for re-use and salvage.
."Hit Parade" #1 for the week at the
Warehouse Office seems to be "American
Patrol", whistled by everyone...Since
when has the Ordnance taken over the
duties of the fire department?
We all moved into two barracks this
week...We're not really crowded, that
is, if you don't mind sleeping two to
a bed. One private, waking up four
bunks away, reported that he must have
rolled over in his sleep.
Anyway, we can get the "weather re-
port" first-hand, now that the "pro-
phets are with us...Also, T/Sgt. Bur-
nett and his gang are all set for ano-
ther "Commando" raid. T/4th Witham.
(Ed. Notes Reporter Sam Marotta prob-
ably decided there wasn't enough news
and sent in the following: ...A man is
small when he starts thinking heis big
..Never leave a Jap for tomorrow when
you can shoot him today...When buying
a car, look at the rubber first)
he place looks different with the
cadets gone off to school, and our best
wishes go with them, especially to Dom
Bellicini, who has been with this out-
fit ever since it was started.
Our apologies to T/5gr. J.W. Mash-
burn, whose name was unintentionally
omitted from the rating list mentioned
here last week. A hearty welcome to
Sgt. Sissom and T/5gr. Nilo Menendez
on their return from furlough.
Complaints Pvt. Loomis, whose home
was recently "blessed evented", says
that the constant bickering between
Pfc. Artal and Pvt. Pierquet keeps him
awake...And Pfc. Duggan complains that
he can't dance at the USO whenever the
"popular" Meola is around.
Sgt. Morris is the picture of con-
tentment these .ay his better half
from *Deep in the -:t of Texas" is
now enjoying Panama City's breezes.
-T/5gr. Sam Marotta
highlight of the social calendar of
the past week was the dance given at
the Rec Hall for and by the detachment.
Lt. E.M. was in charge of the arrange-
ments and the Medicos turned out in
full force. The festivities were
heightened by the presence of Major
R. Brua and his charming wife.
Considerable shifting around of of-
fices has resulted from the opening of
the new dental clinic and the low pres-
sure unit. The lab men now have space
enough so that they won't be stepping
on each other's toes.
Rivalry runs rampant in the revived
relaxation of wrestling with "ringers"
on the new horseshoe pitching courts
behind the barracks. So far, Lefty
Mazur has been leading the league.
-6gt. Wm. Volk
K r "FINANCE FANFARE"
Fall out", said M/Sgt. Dick Under-
wood, "with cots, barracks bags and
trunks" "What?" said Yardbird (Not
No. 1) Joe Cappiello, "no full field
"What's this", asked T/Sgt.. Johnny
Farr while he watched the procession
march across the sand,'"the camel car-
avan"? "No advertising in ranks",
panted Cpl. Frank Leonard, adjusting
the halter around his neck.
Yes, we moved, and in the future,
anyone that wants to challenge our bas-
ketball team will have to come down to
the corner of Mississippi and Georgia.
O.K. men, our cards are on the table
and the dice are loaded. -Pvt. F. Leon
A A.A.F. BAND
among other things, the boys are
looking forward to the time when we'll
have a real day room...We got a letter
from Ted Laurie and he says that glider
training isn't so bad, except now he
sings to the cows up thar in the dairy
country...Pfc. Orval Morton is the
reigning chess champ...and Pfc. Bill
Barnes is the outfit's Bridge Ace with
Pvt. Nat Fishman a close second.
Of course the big news of the week
is that veteran Pfc. Robert Vun Kannon
is secretly planning to tie the knot
on the 26th of the monthly -Cpl. Higbee
Y "HEADQUARTERS HEADLINES"
ep, we "dood" it again, but not ra-
tings- this time it was a long Sunday
shuffle. We moved 'way down Georgia
Avenue, in fact so far down, that we
always have to hire a guide to get to
and from our barracks. We can't figure
out why we had to move unless it's be-
cause someone thought we were going to
leave soon and decided that we ought
to get a taste of jungle life. It was,
a shame that we had to leave just as
our lawns were beginning to reward us
for our efforts.
The ratings Are so numerous that the
squadron area smells like a cigar fac-
tory. Among the outstanding promotions
were Sgts. Fry, Bailey, and Percle to
"staff"; and a bona-fide first sergeant
insignia to S/Sgt. George Bukota.
Our CO is willing to loan the magic
hat to anyone- and all of the ratings
were well deserved. "BE WISE-BUY BONDS".
-Sgt. Joe Minton
What with new personnel, new bar-
racks and new station equipment, this
outfit would hardly be recognizable
even to those who left us as short a
time as two weeks ago. Our assets are
high now, with a rich assortment of
men who have had the gospel of our sub-
ject straight from the mouths of the
saints at Chanute Field, as well as a
group who qualified in in-station-
training at nearby Moody Field.
The result is that you can now get
any opinion you may want on weather be-
cause there are so many views. Another
result is that it has given some of us
* time to catch up on the fundamentals,
so that eventually there will be even
more men here who can bet each other
that it is or isn't going to rain.
Change of barracks sees us grouped
with the Ordnance gang, and, tho it
will take a couple of days for d.' ust-
ment from the hectic days in which we
lived with the snappy signalmen and the
figuring financiers, we're '. 3r .-en-
Joying the nearness of the beach, the
straggling*lawn in front of our new
home and the lusty squeals of the clar-
inets and trumpets from the bandsmen
across the way. The financiers and
signalmen are in a nearby building and
* we expect to borrow a cup of sugar from
them now and then.
Sgt. Don de Krfker lft las' week
for Nashville where he'll be the first
of our squadron to be "jut anr ordinary
guy who wears a pair of silver wings."
-Pvt. Morris Lasker
C "RED BIRDS"
congratulations to M/Sgts. Frank
Bilozur, D.I. Smith and Fred Fields on
their new promotions. Sgt. John "Dan-
dy" Hamilton also can add on that other
stripe after a long hard sweat.
Flying Sergeants Kenneth Sullivan
and a few of the others are strutting
around like English counts with their
newly raised Van Dykes. Some of the
remaining sergeants are beginning to
let their beards grow too.
We all regret losing First Sergeant
Kenneth Stitt who left us for OCS at
Miami. Sgt. Stitt enlisted on January
1, 1932 in the U.S. Infantry. During
his first hitch he was stationed at
Shanghai at the time that the Japanese
first began their aggression there.
Between enlistments, the sergeant
worked with the Chicago Steel Company
as head expediter. We all wish him the
best of luck and hope that after he
gets his bars he'll be sent back here
to receive our salutes. -Pvt. Del Ponte
NAPIER FIELD SOLDIER BECOMES MR. "X"
WHEN HE MISSES OVERSEAS SHIPMENT
One of the saddest stories in many a
moon was released from Napier Field,
Ala., last week. A soldier left there
for foreign service recently. He got
to the embarkation point, where he
flunked his physical and thereby missed
the boat he was supposed to have sailed
on. He missed the boat, BUT, his en-
tire clothing issue and Army records
Without any records, he became the
mysterious Mr. "Xt of the Army. He
didn't aow what to do...the Army prob-
ably figures he's on the boat and sea-
sick as hell, but he's just sick. Ev-
entually he wandered back to Napier,
but they sent him back. Now the ques-
tion is, is he AWOL, a deserter, lost
or, can he go home and forget thewhole
"'.. -:1' CiANiSIF!i. ".T:0i: DEFINED
BY DALE -9."(Y FIELD OFFICER
Major Claude B. Black, Personnel Of-
ficer at Dale Mabry Field, Tallahassee,
received a letter advising him that
his brother had been inducted into the
service. The Major was inclined to
believe that the Army needs men very
desperately if they are summoning men
in the "5-B" group.
When asked by an inquisitive reporter
as to the condition of ihe men in the
"5-B" class, the Major, surprised at
the ignorance of the questioner, re-
plied, "Bald-headed, Big bellied, Bi-
foculs, Bridge-work and Bunions!"That'B
how "5-B" originated.
O alO~i~~aU ~6
THOUGHTS OF AN AERIAL GUNNER..........
I'm just a lad who got fighting mad
When the Axis got treating folks mean;
So I figured I'm one
To be handling a gun
From the tail of a B-17.
Then I wondered again
at the strange ways of men
And the teachings of one Nazarene
That men of good will
Have no reason to kill
From the tail of a B-17.
But this method of killing
was not of our willing,
But a product of minds so obscene
That the only solution
Is their siddolution
From the tail of a B-17.
Oh, it's a far cry from
the earth to the sky,
Where the blue of the sea looks serene;
And I sometimes wish
I were starting to fish
From the tail of my B-17.
But it doesn't take long
to prove I was wrong
For having such thoughts in my bean;
For I'm soon spitting lead
At a Jap Zero's head
From the tail of my B-17.
And I've heard it said
that a gunner is dead
In a minute or somewhere between;
But the only death rattle
I've heard is the battle
In the tail of my B-17.
A miscarriage of culture
created a vulture
From a wonderful flying machine;
But I've heard men tell
They'd fly straight thru hell
In the tail of a B-17.
And if it's my place
to fall out of the race
And fade somewhere back of the scene,
I'd rather expire
In the heavens or higher
In the tail of my B-17.
Corporal Fred R. Charlton,
AAFTTS, Goldsboro, North Carolina.
,f ES GUTS TO
MEET MRS. BRUAs
.AMBITIONs To get some grass to grow
in the yard.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIESs Two
PET AVERSIONS: Snakes.
FAVORITE SPORTSs Indoor ---- Poker
Outdoor ---- Hiking.
Needles were really clicking at Red
Cross Headquarters last Monday after-
noon. It was good to see so many knit-
ters and sewers present again. Many
finished articles were turned in and
many new ones started, so lets keep up
the good work.
The surgical dressing class is sched-
uled to start about October 1st under
the supervision of Mrs. Hinchman. Any-
one interested in this please see or
call her, soon. A three hour class
will be held once a week.
If you have any knitting problems,
want new yarn, or, have finished gar-
ment to hand in, see Mrs. Wilkins----
MacArthur Avenue. She is now Mrs.
ED'S. NOTEs Due to the scarcity of news during
be temporarily discontinued. Mrs. John Thorpe,
ginal "TARGETTE" staff is away on a well-earned
FAVORITE MOVIE STARs Too many to
FAVORITE COLORs Turquoise.
FAVORITE FLOWERs Petunias.
FAVORITE DRINK: Coca Cola.
FAVORITE RECIPEs Tamali Pie.
FAVORITE POST BEFORE TYNDALLs Fort
Lewis, Washington. Reason---Beautiful
1/2 cup olive oil.
1 lb. ground beef.
1 lb. ground pork.
salt and pepper.
Mix the above in-
gredients and cook until -
meat is done. Then adds
1 tap. chili powder.
1 can corn.
1 can tomatoes.
1 can pimentoes.
1 cup ripe olives.
Add 3 well-beaten eggs mixed
with 3/4 cup milk. Let all the above
come to a boil, then stir in slowly
one cup yellow corn meal. Bake in well
greased pan one hour at 3500.
the summer months, this page will
only remaining member of the ori-
IARUDAlRU' v OV
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER'S 90 99
SOMETHING TO SHOOT AT: Capt. Rawson's
score for this quiz was "89".
GENERAL: (4 points each)
1. Name the Dionne quintuplets:
GEOGRAPHY: (5 points each)
1. In what country is Abbeville lo-
2. What is the capital of Illinois?
3. What is the main island of the
Hawaiian Island group?
4. In what state is Lake Placid lo-
SPORTS: (5 points each)
1. Match the team in the left-hand
column with the associated sport in
the right-hand column.
The Rangers Baseball
Chicago Bears Hockey
Washington Senators Basketball
The Celtics Football
ARMYs (5 points each)
1. What General is commander of the
U.S. troops in China and India?
2. What are our soldiers working
with the raiding parties against the
German held coast of France called?
3. What is the 3rd General Order?
1. Vodka is
4. Viokers is a
(4 points each)
2. Visor is a
a. part of a headgear.
b. sign of the zodiac.
c. large safe.
5. Vermouth is a
a. type of cactus.
c. camera lens.
1. stating piece,
3. The first half of
5. The 2nd' half of
the famous "pause".
7. "Yardbird's" fa-
8. "------Above All".
12. Hedy LaMarrI
14. Famous volcano.
16. Non clerical.
17. You've got 'em.
3. Viaduct is a
6. Verbena is a
1. Every Pvts'. goal.
2. Tyndall's chief
3. The 3rd "1.M." to
appear in "Inti-
4. Usually follows a
10. Fixed for life.
13. This describes
Tokyo after AAF
15. Northeast (Abbr.)
10 A In
The Yardbird SE Z-
Great Day, the ole Yardbird is sho tuckered out rite now on account uv these
boys hear sho play fur keeps--whin they says rise you rise an whin they says fall
out you fall out an whin they says shet up you shets.
I got classified an processed the othur day in a big office with a whole slew
uv purty gurls an they axed me kweschuns aboot everything me an ma folkes had evur
dun er got blamed fur doin. Thin this hear littel ole gurl (she sho wuz mity
kute, it wuz ma fust sample uv Tinnessee jukin ekwipmint on account uv i is re-
strickted ma fust 2 weaks) started axin ma fambly history. Now ma is dun bin
married up three times an i cum along on hur second hitch. She axed fur ma name
an i tole hur an thin she axed fur ma's name an i tole hur an thin she axed fur
ma's name befo she wuz married an i give hur name like it wuz aftur she married
ma pa an she wuz satisfied (i meens the purty gurl) but thin she got ter looking'
at ma last name an ma's previous last name an thin she started looking rite an
left rite kwik an thin she started looking at me reel sympathetic an apoligitik
like an i cud see misery start ter droolin ot uv the korners uv hur mouth, an i
leened ovur rite soon an says don't look like that i is jest as legitimett as
labelled likker an thin i explained an she tore up that sheet an started on an-
othur one. She sho wuz a swete gurl an as soon as i gits ter take off this hear
fateeg suit an put on ma class a's i is gonna ease on bak down their an finish up
ma snow job on hur. I knows eckzackly whut building ter go to on account uv their
wuz a lot-uv tiperiters inside, anyhow, iff'n i do miss hur office i wont be
lonesum on account uv in this hear new Army they is making, anywhur their is tipe-
riters, their is plenty uv material fur a gud snow job. I reckin i'd better be
-----The Yardbird (No. 1)
MAGAZINE ARTICLE BY TYNDALL OFFICER
STRESSES PART PLAYED BY AERIAL GUNNER
One of the nation's leading aviation
feature magazines, "U.S. AIR SERVICES"
gave the aerial marksman his due in
their September issue. A special st-
ory written by Captain Anmon McClellan,
Tyndall's P.R.O., gives oneof the most
comprehensive evaluations of the aerial
gunner yet to appear in print.
In a simple and direct style, the
article touches upon every phase o the
gunner- his qualifications, trainingand
function as a member of a combat crew.
S CIVILIAN-SOLDIER DRAMA GROUP FORM
Using the U.S.O. as their headquart-
ers, a local dramatic group composed
of soldiers and civilians are. ready to
go into rehearsal for their first pre.
sentation. The group meets every Wed-
nesday evening at 7s30 P.M. All men
interested are urged to attend.
Major T.B. Carnahan has been elected
Program Director and other officials
of the group includes Mrs. Walter Sil-
va, Secretary; Mr. Thomas Oliver, Pro-
duction Manager; and Cpl. Robert A.
Paquin, Coordinator of Activities.
Meet M/SGT. FRANCIS M. PASSATERS.
A glance at his records show that the
Sergeant has over twenty-five years of
service in the Army, and that makes
him the ranking enlisted man on the
Field. At present he is line chief of
the Sub-Base outfit. Shortly before
the Japs took overthe Philippines, the
Sergeantwas the line chiefof a pursuit
squadron there. He is noted for his
expertness in finding errors on forms.
SERGEANT GREGORY MANGIN, one of the
most outstanding tennis players of the
U.S. in the past decade, is about to
graduate from Tyndall's Gunnery School.
The veteran net man was four times
the national indoor tennis champion
and from 1930-35 he was a top ranking
member of our Davis Cup team. Also,
in the 1932-34 and 35 campaigns, Man-
gin shared the National Indoor Doubles
"Foot faults" and "love sets" are no
doubt forgotten for the duration and
the former net star has probably adap-
ted his viscous serve to machine-guns
and plans to serve nothing but "aces"
at the enemy planes.
THURSDAY NIGHT'S BOXING RESULTS
1. Pvt. Brown, 155 lbs. vs. Pvt. Rogers,
165 lbs. Draw.
2. Cpl. Rosolina, 165 lbs. vs. Pvt.
Rybaczewski, 160 lbs. Rosolina bydec.
3. Pvt. Ridley, 135 Ibs. vs. Pt. Rice,
135 Ibs. Ridley by decision.
4. Pvt. O'Brien, 155 Ibs. vs. Pvt.
Manni, 165 lbs. Draw.
5. Huston Parrish, 110 lbs. vs. Henry
Morris, 120 lbs. Parrish by decision.
6. Freddie Caswell, 140 lbs. vs. Cadet
Al Young, 110 lbs. Young by decision.
7. Sgt. Zeeland, 150 lbs. vs. Pvt.
Wissner, 145 lbs. Zeeland by decision.
8. Sgt. Scott, 130 lbs. vs. Pvt. Shir-
ley, 130 lbs. Shirley by decision.
INDIVIDUAL AND SQUADRON COMPETITION
TO BE FEATURED IN NEW SPORTS PROGRAM
A plan for recreational activities
that ought to touch every man on the
Field has been announced by Lt. Law-
son this week. Ambitious to say th6
least, this sports program should be
just the thing the men here have been
The features of this program as out-
lined by the Lieutenant areas
1. Squadron competition in 10 indivi-
dual and team events.
2. Scoring will be on a basis of 100
points, each event counting 10 points.
3. The activities will be diverse
enough to assure competition for the
greatest number of men.
4. Winner by the quarter will be de-
termined by the squadron having the
most out of 100 possible points.
5. A squadron trophy will be awarded
to the.winner in each quarter.
6. The squadron accumulating the most
points during the year will be awarded
the grand trophy.
7. A trophy will also be awarded to
the second place winner.
8. Single eliminations and Round Robin
tournaments will decide the winner.
In addition to the squadron competi-
tion, the plan calls for post teams to
meet outside foes in boxing, baseball,
swimming, diving and basketball.
For further details concerning these
events watch this page or 'phone #2118.
ANSWERS TO ??T
GENERAL: Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile, Ann-
SPORTSs The Rangers Hockey
Chicago Bears Football
Washington Senators Baseball
The Celtics Basketball
GEOGRAPHYs France; Springfield; Oahu;
New York State.
ARMYt Lt. General Joseph W. Stilwell;
Rangers; To report all violations of
order I am instructed to enforce.
YOUR VOCABULARYs Russian liquor; Part
of a headgear; Bridge; Machine-Gun;
Type of wine; Flower.
Engineers "If I start at a given point
on a given figure and travel the entire
distance around it, what will I get?"
Students "Slapped, Sir."
Guest (to host in new home)$ "Well,
old pal, how do you find it here?"
Hosts "WaiK rignt upstairs, and then
two doors to the left."
When a woman is sulky and will not
If she gets too excited ---Controller.
If she talks too long ---Interrupter.
If her ways of thinking are not yours
If she will come halfway ---Meter.
If she becomes quarrelsome ---Dis-
If she wants to become an angel ---
If she wants chocolates ---Feeder.
If she sings wrong ---Tuner.
If she is in the country -Telegrapher.
If she is a poor cook ---Discharger.
If her dress unhooks ---Connector.
If she eats too much ---Reducer.
If she is wrong ---Rectifier.
If she is cold to you ---Heater.
If she gossips too much ---Regulator.
If she fumes and sputters --Insulator.
If she becomes upset ---Reserver.
"TALK OF THE TOWN" APPEARS HERE SOON
The talk of the town in 1492 was the
arrival of Columbus in America...but
"The Talk of the Town" in 1942 is the
-ame of the picture appearing at the
Post Theatre, Wed. & Thurs., Sept. 23
& 24...1-ith Cary Grant, Jean Arthur
and Ronald Coleman as three people who
iake life more exciting, love more
precious, laughter more joyous, "Talk
of the Town" is stirringly filmed by
the director of "Penny Serenade" and
"Woman of the Year"...written by the
author of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"...One
of the seasons best romantic dramas, it
is an exceptional motion picture, "The
Loves of Edgar Allan Poe" is to appear
Fri., Sept. 25, starring Linda Darnell
and John Sheppard...Here is a story
behind the scenes in the life of the
man who poured the deepest passions of
his heart into a hundred and more
startling tales...BUY WAR BONDS.
USO ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMING WEEK
The Panama City USO announces the
following activities for the coming
SUNDAYs Open House All Day
Band Concert on the Porch -by the
Tyndall Field Band, Sgt. Coultrap
MONDAYs Free Movie -Dancing and games
TUESDAYs Dance Panama City Victor-
ettes -Music by the Tyndall Field
WEDNESDAY: Party Night -Victorettes
THURSDAYs Free Movie "If I Had A
Million" with Gary Cooper and George
Raft -8:00 P.M.
FRIDAYs WDLP Radio Broadcast "Tyndall
Field on Review" with Tyndall Band
at 8:00 P.M.
SATURDAYs Tea Dance 8:00-10:30 P.M.
SATURDAT, September 19
"Youth on Parade"
John Hubbard Ruth Terry
SUNDAT, MONDAY, September 20-21
"The Big Street"
Henry Ponda Luoille Ball
TUESDAY, September 22
"Babes on Broadway"
Mickey Rooney Judy Garland
WEDIRSDAT, THURSDAY, September 23-24
"The Talk of the Town"
Jean Arthur Cary Grant
FRIDAT, September 26
"The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe"
Linda Darnell John Sheppard
A ZC-2- e aV
SUNDAY, MONDAY, September 20-21
Glenn Miller and Band
TUES., WED., THURS., September 22-23-24
Bing Crosby Pred Astire
FRIDAY, September 25
Virginia Gilmore Dana Andrews
SATURDAY, September 26
"Riders of the Northlands"
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
"Between Us Girls"
Diana Barrymore Robert Cummings
SUNDAY, MONDAY, September 20-21
Preston Foster Brenda Joyce
TUESDAY, September 22
"It Happened in Flatbush"
Lloyd Nolan Carole Landis
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, September 23-24
"Lady Be Good"
Eleanor Powell Robert Young
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, September 25-26
"Death Valley Outlaws"
Don Barry Lynn Merrick