Vol. 1 No. 35 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., Sept. 26, 1942
GUNNERS' GRADUATION TO BE AIRED OVER C.B.S.
* LT. COLONEL JAMES R. LUPER, the Post
'Operations Executive, checks corres-
pondence prepared for him by Tyndall-
ette Virginia Clark. Col. Luper came
here from the AAF Miami Beach Schools
where he was Director of Training of
Officer Candidate and Training Schools.
TYNDALL TALENT TYPHOON OPENS TUESDAY
This Tuesday night will mark the be-
ginning of a weekly series of talent
shows that will eventually give every
man on the field who possesses any
special entertainment ability to "show
his stuff". The purpose of the "Talent
Typhoon" is to bring the men on the
Field together so that they may enjoy
themselves in a strictly "GI" fashion.
The show will be held at the "Rec"
Hall at 7830 P.M. Sgt. Brown of '42-
41, former night club entertainer, will
"hEee" the doome or so special featur-
es scheduled for the evening.
CEREMONIES OF CLASS '42-40 TO BE HEARD
OVER "GENE AUTRY" PROGRAM ON OCT. 4TH.'
Tyndall Field will really be on the
air next Sunday. The one hundred and
fifteen stations of the Columbia Broad-
casting System will carry the gradua-
tion ceremonies of Gunnery Class '42-
40 as a part of the "Sgt. Gene Autry"
Program. In addition to being heard
over C.B.S., the program will also be
short-waved to foreign lands where
American soldiers are stationed.
Although the program will not be
picked up on the national hook-up until
5:30 P.M. on Sunday, Panama City's
WDLP is planning to broadcast the pre-
liminary ceremonies which include a
parade bythe graduating class from the
Armory to the U.S.O. Building. The
march will be reviewed by Colonel Max-
well and other dignitaries from a box
in front of the Ritz Theatre.
Due to the limited seating capacity
of the U.S.O. Building, where the pro-
gram will be broadcast, admission to
the exercises will be by invitation
only. A loud speaker system and extra
benches will be installed at the water-
front park to accommodate the expected
overflow of spectators.
Music by the Tyndall Field Band,
short addresses by the officers of the
graduating gunnery class and several
other special features will comprise
the radio presentation.
Plans and arrangements for this mo-
mentous occasion are being handled by
Captain Ammon McClellan, himself a
member of the graduating class, and
Lt. Walter J. McKinsey. Corporals Ro-
bert Paquin and Dale Barton are pre-
paring the script and continuity.
PRAYER OF A SOLDIER IN FRANCE
My shoulders ache beneath my pack;
(Lie easier, Cross, upon His back.)
I march with feet that burn and smart;
(Tread, Holy Feet, upon my heart.)
Men shout at me that may not speak;
(They scourged Thy back and smote Thy cheek.)
I may not lift a hand to clear
My eyes of salty drops that sear.
(Then shall my guilty soul forget
Thy agony of Bloody Sweat?)
Lord, Thou didst suffer more for me
Than all the hosts of land and sea.
So let me render back again
This millionth of Thy gift. Amen
"There has never been anything exactly like this in the history of the world.
The conqueror wants his conquered people to think like him, not merely act as he
desires. More than that, they must repudiate their past. With an almost diabol-
ical knowledge f human psychology, he has actually appealed to the most fundamen-
tal things in human nature- the love of order and the love of security. He has
promised them both---on condition that they accept them willingly from his hands.
Or else---of course.....
"We dare not let Fascism conquer us from within, all the time that we are
getting ready to beat down its physical arms on the field of battle. The next
world peace conference will take place in the city of Washington, D. C. It will
be presided over either by Adolf Hitler or by the President of the United States.
Which it shall be determined by who wins the revolution more than by who wins the
mere war. We must not forget that the revolution is taking place in people's
minds and wills."
SGT. PILOT F.L. HESKES
SGT. WILLIAM G. MOORE
.*WV CAPTAINS THOMAS A. HOWtELL &
S ,l=/T0WOMAS B. FOWLER PROMOTED
'1 TO RAMn OF MAJOR THIS A.M. I
Lt. Gabriel Powers, congenial "Legal
Eagle", is the new Mess Officer for the
Officer's Mess. Of course we can't prove
it, .but we hear that "THE MAN" said that
the next officer that complained about
the food would be the next Mess Officer,
and Lt. Powers was IT ...Another sad sa-
ga REs Lt. Archie C. Miller, or, "From
Pilot to ASS'T Mess Officer in one Easy
Transfer", has us in tears...The high
pressure boys in the low pressure room
down at the station hospital are awaiting
a blonde assistant...Lt. Charles Rocks'
(A Rubber Conserver that we forgot to
mention last week) car is in "free stor-
age" and his girl is due down from Miss.
Ah, Dilemmal Our guess is that he would
make more time now if he'd made less
time then, if you know what we mean..*.We
can't for the life of us understand
why the student officers dial "OPERATOR"
so many times. Ten to one she already
has their number...Three of Tyndall's
newly commissioned alumni came by this
week enroute totheir new posts, 2nd Lts.
Richard Mahon, Jimmy Crowell and Tom Ni-
olon.: They tellusthat 2nd Lts. (also
newly commissioned) Ralph Edwards, Henry
Vickery and Marion Hutchins are remaining
in Miami as Administrative Instructors..
We think that Lt. Robert F. Layton is
planning tobe hitched because we saw him
in Cogburn's Jewelry Store looking over
the harness...Tyndall Field had its own
little Jack-Pot this week. "Jack-Pot-
ters" were Lt. Brunner to Captain, Lt.
Bright to Captain, 2nd Lt. Keatingtolst
Lt., and 2nd Lt. Weis to 1st Lt. Immed-
iately after Captain Brunner's promotion,
several anxious 2nd Lts. that we know
scurried into town and cornered the mar-
ket on grass seed andVigro...We hesitate
to mention this,. but posters say that a
Lt. Don Williams will box a Pvt. "Irish"
O'Brien in tonite's boxing bouts in P.C.
If O'Brien has read his soldier's hand-
book, our money is going on the Lt...If
you notice any errors in the columns this
week, blame it on Capt. Shipmaker. He's
investigating the "TARGET'S" financial
From Pvt. Felix Leon, Finance Scribe,
comes the best gag of the week. Leon
claims that living near the Band has its
good points, for now their latrine order-
lies can clean up to the lilting strains
of "I Dreamt I Swept in Marble Halls"I
...It's a source of constant amazement
to us how Cpl. Billy Grout, still doing
business as the "YARDBIRD", finds time
from his pre-flight training at Maxwell
Field, to turn out such an entertaining
column. Incidentally, while looking over
the "Flexigun", the Ft. Myer's "Target",
we notice that they too have dealt us a
stab in the back and produced a Yardbird
all their own. For the record, we would
like to say that many have tried, but
none have ever been able to imitate the
gigh standard of low living that charac-
terizes our Billy's "YARDBIRD"...While
looking over the weekly bulletin put out
by the Bay County Credit Association, we
notice that marriage licenses have been
issued to John E. Smith, Donald G. Mo-
laren and Roy M. Glass, all of Tyndall
Field. Congratulations, boys ...And while
we're on the subject, although we can't
find it in writing, we understand that
First Sergeant Twitchell of the "Canar-
ies" is on the verge of a merge...Oh what
a time T/Sgt. Trakimus had getting Staff.
Sergeants (Bad Boy) Bender and (Let's
have just one more) Skagenberg home on
the bus last Saturday night...Is it true
that Cpl.Mangum, Classification Coloss-
us, is tiffing with a ranking member of
our gold leaf family over the former's
informal "soldiering"? (Of course Mangum
will deny every word of thist)...Quite a
few of the boys in the Air Base outfit
are contemplating the "fatal" step as a
last resort now that roll call has reared
it's ugly head...Sgt. Pearce of Post Hq.
is sweating out a job with the orders
section...Miss Virginia Reeves, formerly
of Mr. Howell's Office, droppedus a card
from Lakeland...The stork paid.a visit
to Pvt. Robert Collins and Sgt. James
Edge, bringing a boy and a girl, respeo-
tively...Little Nell, the original "Belle
of Personnel" just returned from "fur-
lough" at Tallahassee...And the boys in
his outfit think that Ist/Sgt. O'Neil
ought to turn in one of his ancient autos
to the closest scrap heap. 70 7.'00
TYNDALL 0 TARGET
Published every Saturday by the Special Service Section, AAGS, Tyndall Field, F
Published every Saturday by the Special Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla,
SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER
Captain W. H. Wiseman
ASST'S TO S. S. OFFICER
Pfc. Sam D. Melson
Pfc. William B. Pratt
Pvt. Neil M. Pooser
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
We bow our heads in shame. The seo-
ond fatal accident in the history of
the Field occurred this week, and, as
if this were not enough, a group of
Tyndall men took it upon themselves
to add insult to the tragedy.
Somewhere on the Field there are ten
or fifteen men who no doubt, are quite
proud of themselves. They were very
clever. They made up a parody on the
song, "Show Me The Way To Go Home". We
would like to print that parody, word
for word, but we haven't got the guts-
-we haven't got the guts that those
men had, who, as they passed the bar-
racks of the Royal Netherlands Detach-
ment the other night, lustily sang
To Lt.,C.L. de Vries and to the men
under his command, Colonel Maxwell ex-
tends his deepest regrets for an act
beyond apology. As soldiers, we have
been betrayed from within our ranks.
As Americans, we have been disgraced.
The Army Emergency Relief Fund was
$25.00 richer this week. Donations
from two Tyndall Officers, one for $10
and the other for $15 made up the to-
tal. Captain Ammon McClellan, who
authored the story "The Gunner's the
Manl" in this month's U. S. Air Servi-
ces. endorsed ^wav 4 +h- Awl t *k ATl
check that was forwarded from that mag-
The $15 contribution was received
from Lt. C.L. de Vries of the Royal
Netherlands Detachment. Several months
ago, Lt. de Vries attended a party at
a local hotel. During the course of
the evening, someone out an irreplace-
able insignia from his cap, presumably
it was a souvenir hunter who didn't
know where souvenir hunting ended and
In the hopes that the valuable emblem
would be returned, Lt. de Vries posted
a reward of $15.00 and "no questions
asked". Two months have passed without
any word concerning the insignia, so
on Monday, the Lieutenant phoned this
office, which was holding the reward,
and asked that the money be turned over
to the A.E.R. Dank U, Nynheer
We don't suspect any ulterior motive
behind the innovation of having the
Field Band play at the evening meals,
but we hope that one is not an excuse
for the other. However, the band can
well stand on its own merits. In fact,
it's high time we tossed our musical
organization a few well earned bou-
quets. The performances by the "Rhythm
Pilots" on the Friday night radio pro-
oram' avr a w tra fn' the aamn.
1 "HEADQUARTERS HEADLINES"
t's been a week of goodbyes for us.
First of all, we lost a member of our
royal family when M/Sgt. Wilton Hodges
left us for OCS at Fargo, North Dakota.
His presence will be missed, but we
S know that he has the ability to make a
good officer and has something definite
to contribute to his country's war ef-
fort, so we wish him the best of luck
and a brisk salute to the new officer
As for the other "goodbyes", well,
we're saying 'em to the rest of the
* men on the field. The time has come
when this group must leave this Post
and move on elsewhere to write another
chapter in the history of the AAF.
It's been a long road together, guys,
and it's been swell, but now duty calls
and it's a farewell salute to all of
you, from Colonel Maxwell down to the
lowest Private-- "So long...."
-Sgt. Joe Minton
T "FINANCE FANFARE"
he difference between "Finance Fan-
fare" and AAF Band Fanfare, is that
the latter wakes you up at five o'clock
in the morning.
We have four new men in our office.
Pvts. Lund, Hoskinson, Schneider and
Payne. We should have mentioned them
last week, but in the turmoil of mov-
ing, forgot. Anyhow, as the saying
goes, "Better late than later"
No takers yet for the basketball
challenge we flang last week. Whatsa-
matter you cats, don't you dig our
At ease, men, it's only our arthrit-
is. -Pvt. Felix Leon
0 "THE GUARDIANS"
ur congratulations to the following-
promoted mens From Cpl. to Sgt., O.K.
Fanning, H. Mullins and Prosper Rich-
ard; and from Pfc. to Cpl., George
Hahn, C. Nix, M. Thomas, T.A. Marshall
and R. See.
The boys are looking forward to the
day when some new recruits will be
assigned to the squadron.
The saddest lot of fellows
can see around the barracks are the
Model "T's". Don't take it too hard,
boys...Music to our earss The Brooklyn
Boys daring the "rebels" to cross the
"line" in barracks #307.
Pvt. Meola received his barber equip-
ment and is now ready to trim some of
those Robert Taylor hair-do's...Pvt.
Mike Lambert, (one. of the fifteen men
who were "sabotaged" in the Post Hos-
pital by German Measles recently-),
claims that the field he likes best is
"Ebbets" Fieldl...Sgt. Autry's damsel
was seen with one of our Pvts., could
it be that he is slipping???
They say that the Russian winter will
make Hitler very warm- under the collar.
-T/5gr. Sam Marotta
anasuk and Potts, who are at school
in Chicago, sent an urgent plea for
winter equipment. It must be pleasant-
ly chilly up there. Those boys should
be back soon with a complete knowledge
of dial maintenance- Captain Thorpe
"Wit" Ostrenko has plenty of room
for his weight lifting activity, and
is trying to convert every man in the
outfit to his way of building up mus-
cles. His missionary work to date has
met with little success, and he should
have a guilty conscience about hoard-
ing all that iron. -Pfc. Bill Hines
gt. John R. Heidema has been doing
a great job as acting Ist/Sgt. He's
been so busy of late that he hasn't had
time to write his "one and only" back
home in Chicago. We all hope that it
won't be long before those stripes are
permanently assigned to him.
Former Ist/Sgt. Stitt, attending OCS
at Miami, writes that he is getting
along fine and that perhaps the South
is a swell place after all,(after see-
ing Miami). All we can say is, the
best of luck to a swell soldier.
We all thought that it was going to
be a tough job picking out the champ-
ion coke guzzler, but after watching Pfc.
Bosley's pet dog drink it- there isn't any
question any more.
Sgt. Don Nixon has begun a rigorous per-
iod of training in order to get in "shape"
for the coming ping-pong match between him
and Pvt. Thomas Abbey. The date of the
match will be announced shortly.
(Ed's notes When Pvt. Abbey was inter-
viewed concerning his chances in the coming
match his only statement was, "Pvt. Del
Ponte is not very tactful, being facetious
at a time like this- knowing full well that
cigars are scheduled to be passed around
in the next few weeks. It's quite likely
that Pvt. Del Ponte will find himself
smokeless at stogie time). -Pvt. Del Ponte
things we would like to see: Cpl. Mur-
phy finally getting the necessary documents
needed to bring his wife across the border
from Canada...The new seats installed in
the Post Theatre. (Don't look now, but
they're there)...Furloughs reinstated...One
of the many letters that Pfc. Rupp gets
from that certain party up North...A pool
tournament to determine the squadron champ.
...Pfc. Mancinelli actually make roll call
some morning...Pfc. Coveleski playing his
harmonica more often, he's darn good. (Sign
him up, Cpl. Paquin)...The PX open until
at least 9:00 P.M...Cpl. Caufield out of
the hospital...A coke machine in the day
room...Sgt. Hill shine his shoes...lst/Sgt.
Barbier catching a fish...Pvt. DeSimone's
face the day he receives that long awaited
package...The A.A.F. bombing Berlin, Tokyo
and Rome. -Pfc. James Freeman
Lt. Richard Parson joined us this week.
Best of luck, sir. After the ratings came
outthe barracks looked more than ever like
a Zebra farm. The boys from Brooklyn are
wearing faces long these days- "Dem Bums"
are living up to their nickname.
One rumor we hope doesn't explode is the
one concerning the addition of new men to
the company. K.P. and Guard comes pretty
We have guards, corporal of the guards,
sergeant of the guard and officers of the
guard- but what is all this talk about a
Secretary of the Guard? -S/Sgt. Ken Witham
Ve welcome S/Sgts. Monser, Gore and
Seibel back to our squadron. However,
we've bid farewell to Cpl. Edward Lee,
champ skeet shot and Cpl. Feissner, who
left us for OCS.
Pvt. Samuel Schun is going to try his
luck in carving his name in the morning
sun as a gunner...The PX has become a
great attraction for the men on the Field
with all of those good-looking gals- Sgt.
Flanagan seems to have the stationery
counter under control.
Sgt. Griffin had a difficult time in
going to bed the other night. He now
calls Pvt. Baker the "Short-sheet" King.
Everyone seems to notice the improve-
ments around the squadron area, which
has been spruced up under the supervision
of our C.O. We like "Taps" as blown by
our bugler, "Hot Lips" Sepulveda- seems
as tho we're becoming more and more mil-
itary like. -Pvt. M.E. Baker
f A.A.F. BAND
and Boys are quite happy these days
because the A. & R. Office came through
with some baseball and volley-ball equip-
ment; there has also been a promise of a
ping-pong table, so there might be a day
room for the band after all.
The men would like to see Sam Thomas
save less money and buy more supplies.
This coming payday, Johnnie Strange, who
has almost awakened from life-long slum-
ber, will take Sam into town and see
that he stocks up.
Sam Sirianni is going to Montgomery on
a Military Mission. 'Tis rumored that
her first name is "Nancy"...Si Moye fin-
ally got a date with Iris, but we think
he did better at the Golf Tournament.
-Cpl. Wm. Higbee
t last, work has begun on our USO.
It's something we've been waiting a long
time for, and Mr. Word, local USO head,
has worked very hard toward this parti-
cular goal. It's up to us to pitch in
and help in every way possible to get
the job done quickly. I' sure I voice
the sentiments of the group when I say
that we are very grateful to Mr. Word for
the work he is doing for us. -Pfc. Gaylord
Congratulations to our C.O., Lt. Peter
E. Weis, on his promotion to 1st Lt. Ev-
eryone agreed that the cigars were swell.
Welcome to our new officers, Lts. Price
and Garland, and at the same time, the
best of luck to Lt. Vachon who left us
Prospects of a ping-pong table are much
better, thanks to the efforts of our car-
penter, Rothschild...Pfc. Lee seems to en-
joy a circus, especially if he is in the
companyof a certain P.C. Miss. On guard,
Leet...The bribery money is coming in by
leaps and bounds, especially from oneSgt.
* who really intends to keep his name out of
this column. (What say, Rags?)
-Pfo. Jack Blackwell
Uy virtue of the recent shake-up, we
now have several hundred specialists (each
of whom claims to be the "brains" of his
dept.) and they are out to make this unit
no less than the best on the Post in every
If you haven't been out to Sgt. Pilot
Singleton's home for dinner, you are def-
initely missing something. Then there is
another Sgt. Pilot who entertains the boys
with tales of his friends during the roar-
ing "Twenties" and early "Thirties"...One
of his best stories concerns the time he
was on a chicken ranch with nothing to do
except practice "shot putting" with freshly
Congratulations to former T/Sgt. Talia-
ferro on his appointment to Warrant Offi-
cer...This reporter is sending out an S.
O.S. for a guy with a "nose for news" to
take over this column...How about a new
name for our squadron, fellas? Now that
we no longer have any black nose planes,
we should get something more appropriate.
Turn in your suggestions to the orderly
Hope you all had a swell time at the
final get-together at the Mess hall last
FridayI -lst/Sgt. Lloyd Taylor
ood news to four men fills us with nos-
talgia because we have 'to part with old
friends. Napier Field requires the servic-
es of some of our key men, Sgts. Bernhardt
and Rose, and Cpls. Palmer and Piccolo.
PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH GROUP TESTS
COORDINATION OF GUNNERS FOR NEW SCHOOL
It's O.K., fellas, we've checked up on
the mysterious doings over at that new
building across from the Department of
Training, and we can give you the "all
We summoned up enough courage to enter
the gray shingled shackat about 2t00 P.M.
last Tuesday and came out chock full of
interesting news at 2s45 P.M. on the same
day. The man in charge of Tyndall's Psy-
chological Research group is Captain-
Nicholas Hobbs and he certainly gave us
the impression that he knows his stuff.
We tried to keep the flow of information
from going over our heads and in simple
language here's the purpose of putting
Tyndall's Gunners through the various
tests of coordination and perceptions
(Continued on back page)
Meet PFC. JACK SNODDY: It probably won't
be "Pfc." much longer, for Jack is at
present going through Tyndall's Gunnery
Course for the third time, and his diploma
this time coupled with the fact that he
has attended the Armorer's school at Lowry
Field, Colorado, will probably bring him
several more stripes.
Jack's claim to fame is that back in
1936 he spent several months as a vocalist
with Jan Garber's band, and has been ex-
ercising his vocals ever since.
As an instructor of Ballistics at the
Gunnery School, Jack confines his crooning
to the classrooms, using bullets instead
YARDBIRD'S 0 30
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
SOMETHING TO SHOOT ATs Lt. McKinsey's OFFICER'S 90 99
score for this quiz was "86".
GENERALt (5 points each)
1. Does Hawaii have any representa-
tion in the U.S. Congress?
2. Sufferers from what disease are
aided by the Warm Springs Foundation?
3. Do you associate Jesse Lasky with
the picture industry or politics?
4. Who was the male star in "Goodbye
GEOGRAPHY: (5 points each)
1. Where is Mount Whitney?
2. What is the capital of New Hamp-
3. Where are the New Zealand Islands
4. Where is the Province of Manitoba?
SPORTS: (5 points each)
1. With what sport do you associate
2. Which was organized first, the Na-
tional or the American Baseball League?
3. What baseball team has won the
most World Championships?
4. Who is the manager of the St. Louis
Browns ball club?
ARMY: (5 points each)
1. What are the words to the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag of the U.S.?
2. What rank must an officer possess
before he can wear the gold braid on
3. What is the 8th General Order?
1. Weevil is a
(4 points each)
2. Whippet is a
a. racing dog.
b. kitchen utensil.
c. rug beater.
4. Whist is a 5. Wyandc
a. card game. a. breed
b. type of wheat. b. "
c. electric switch. c. "
KNOW YOUR OFFICERS!
Otte is a 6
of domestic fowl.
i. Hell Catooter
6. A sailor's yesses
7. We wish we could
do without them
9. Jane Russell
11. For ---- and a
12. Cows do it
13. What the "Dodgers"
did in the Nation-
al League until
14. Commanding Officer
15. Left to Right(abbr)
17. Not wealthy
18. THE Man
3. Wikiup is a
a. Indian hut.
b. porch swing.
SWorsted is a
b. thorny shrub.
I. Chief Clerk-Adju-
tant, take your
3. One who colors
4. What woman need
8. "We'll be glad
when it's ? "
10. How well d-lyou
do with No.l down?
12. Only non-flying
eagle at Tyndall
14. Why the PX sells
so many sandwiches
16. The Boston Red ?
17. Every baby has one
The Yardbird SEZ-
Great Day, the ole Yardbird is sho bin used up complete. i is sho bin drug
around. i found ot aftur i had dun got ter git klassifyed. i didn't kno jist
whut that mint but it didn't sound gud at all.
Whin i got ma intervyou appointment an walket inter the rume whur a bunch uv or-
fisurs wuz sitting they remindid me uv a bunch uv buzzards i seen wunce a setting
on a fince waiting fur a pore littel dawg ter die. anyhow, wun Captin looket
sorta like he tastid garbige whin he spied me an sayed ter another Captin this
war must be gittin mity seriously Well, they axed me if i drank an smoket an i
sayed sho, an they axed me if i kept company with bad gurls an i sayed sho an
they axed me iff'n i wuz konchienchus an i sayed rite qwik -No (i didn't kno whut
that mint eckzackly but i wuz sho it wuznt nothing gud) an thin whin everybody had
got threw salutin an i wuz easin ot i hurd wun of thim Captins say "He ort ter
make a gud orfisur."
They dun klassifyed me ter go ter pilut skoole an i is now residin at Maxwell
Feeld whur i started off aboot 2 yeers ago. Incidentally these boys who are non-
cums sho do take a big intrust in there job. they keeps me hoppin an all ma gud
buddies knows i don't like to hop. the attitood they takes towurds me yallwud
think i started this heer war an everybody is waiting jist fur me ter finnish it---
So i reckin i'd better be agoin The Yardbird (No. 1)
QUIET// LOOSE TALK = LOST ALLIED LIVES QUIET.
MORSE THAN ENOUGH -
"THE FIGHTING GREEK" THRILLS FIGHT
FANS AS HE SCORES T.K.O. IN 1ST BOUT
(By Pfc. Wm. Pratt)
Before a crowd of some one thousand
Tyndall men, the weekly boxing card was
held last Thursday at the Field Arena.
The first fight brought together two
145 pounders, D.J. Wissnerof Brooklyn,
and Pvt. George Triantafillas, ("The
Fighting Greek") of Wash., D.C. At the
sound of the bell, the "Greek" rushed
to his opponent and let loose with a
volley of lefts and rights that had the
Brooklyn boy staggering before the 1st
round was over. He also won the 2nd
round and finally, after two minutes
of the 3rd round had passed, he explod-
ed a right cross on the chin that fin-
ished off Wissner.
The second contest went to Pat 0'-
Brien, former stablemate of Billy Conn
and not to be confused with the cinema
star. O'Brien, of Pittsburgh, at 155
pounds, displayed some fancy footwork
and proved he had had gloves on before
for reasons other than to keep his
hands warm. His victim was L Miyo,
165 lbs., from Roebling, N.J. O'Brien
is scheduled to meet Lt. Don Williams
in the bouts tonite at P.C. sponsored
by the American Legion. Lt. Williams
is a former University of Florida star.
Lee Shirley, 130 lbs., from Evansvil-
le, Ind., found himself without an op-
ponent and asked for a volunteer. For-
tunately for the fans present, "9ce"
Barrette, Tyndall's "Mike Jacobs" was
ready with a replacement from his stable
of fighters and Tommie Seeman, of Java,
proceeded to show Shirley a few things
about boxing. Itwas agreed that "Ace"
Barrette "handled" his man very well.
In the final bout of the evening, N.
J. Manni of Monmouth, N.J., at 135 lbs.
out-boxed J.F. Purpura of Norwood,
Mass., at 160 lbs.
BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASKED TO REPORT
All basketball players interested-
in trying our for the Post Basketball
team are asked to contact Lt. Lawson,
A. & R. Officer. Men intercstedin try-
ing out for the boxing team are asked
to contact Sgt. Mosely of the Physical
Training Dept. at the Student Detach-
C.O.s of each squadron have been ask-
ed to select a Non-Comto represent his
outfit in the A. & R. Council. This
group will work withthe A. & R. Offic-
er in organizing the various teams and
arranging practice sessions. Squadron
teams should be formed now as active
inter-squadron competition will begin
on Oct. 1. Among the sports listed for
the competitions areas Touch football,
basketball, volley-ball, shuffleboard,
track and field events, badminton,
horseshoes, tennis, paddle-tennis and
softball. The second quarter will in-
clude more indoor sports.
ANSWERS TO LAST WEE'S "X" WORD PUZZLE
GENERALS Yes, he advises, but cannot
G California; Concord; In the
A I T t t
R S E WRa g
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GENERALs Yes, he advises, but cannot
vote; Infantile Paralysis; The picture
industry; Robert Donat.
SPORTSt Tennis; The National League;
The New York Yankees; Luke Sewell.
GEOGRAPHYs California; Concord; In the
South Pacific, off Australia; Canada.
ARMYs I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United Statee of America and to
the Republic for which it stands one
nation indivisible with Liberty and
Justice for all; Rank of General; To
give the alarm in case of fire or dis-
YOUR VOCAEJLAURYs Beetle; Racing dog;
Indian hut; Card game; Breed of domes-
tic fowl: Cloth.
HIT ONLY THE ONES THAT COME OUTTA THERE!
There was a little girl
And she had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead,
And when she was good
She was very, very good
And when she was bad she was
Hes "I love youth Will you be my
Shes "You must see my Mother first."
Het "I have seen her but I'll marry
you just the same"
Shes "What did the artist say when
you asked for a job to pose?"
2nd Shes "He said, 'I can't afford a
model just now but I'll bare you in
Sing us a song of pain and penance----
Army nurses are all Lieutenants.
Whether they're blondes, brunettes or
The heck of it iss They have commiss-
And privates, creatures of low degree
Can dream, but never can hope to be
More to the nurses that win their
Than pulses, temperatures and charts.
lidi au:I i
A louse is
the kind of a fellow that
Hedy Lamarr for her money.
HE SAID HE'D JUST WAIT FOR THE
"It is said that the man who invented
the keyhole must have had only one eye."
Gals "Whenever I get down in the dumps,
I buy a new hat."
Yardbirds "I was wondering where you
And so when I returned to my room in
the hotel after I had gone to the show
I found a beautiful woman asleep in my
bed, "said the soldier to a group of
bystanders. "So I quietly went to the
lobby and slept on the divan. Now
what would you have done?"
Another Soldier: "The same thing you
did, only I wouldn't have lied about
Knee length skirts have reduced ac-
cidents among women working at the
Naval Air Station fifty percent.
Wouldn't it be great if accidents
could be prevented entirely?
*HOLIDAY IN AMD "BALL OF FIRH" ARE
SCHEDULED FOR SHOWING AT POST THEATRE
...What a holiday With 11 new songs,
Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn" coming
to the Post Theatre, Wed. and Thurs.,
Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, promises to be
one of this season's master musicals...
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire are the
song-dance team in partnership with
Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dare...
The picture is grand fun, a tuneful
earful, with a different kind of story
...Here's a rough idea of a new idea
in comedy... "Ball of Fire" with Gary
Cooper as the sedate professor who
learns about love from the queen of
the night spots, Barbara Stanwyck,
showing Tuesday only, Sept. 29...On
Friday only, Oct. 2, "Give Out Sisters"
with Dan Dailey, Jr., Grace McDonald,
Charles Butterworth and a host of others
...A hep-honey of a picture with hot
tunes and fresh fun that's alive with
jive and jumpin' with joy.
(NHE DAILY FEATUREs Soft Seatst)
SATURDAY, September 26
Warren William Eric Blore
SUNDAY, MONDAY, September 27-28
Glenn Miller and Orchestra
(Ccmtd)-W BOMBARDIER SCHOOL FOR GUNNERS
At Carlsbad, New Mexico, the AAF is op-
ening up a new Bombardier school,the stu-
dents of which are to be selected men
from the nation's various gunnery schools.
The men at the school will be taught how
to operate the Army's new D-8 low altitude
bomb sight and will also be taught dead
reckoning navigation. After this four
week course the student will be able to
take his place at several important air
crew jobs with the rank of staff sergeant.
The school requires that its prospective
students be physically perfect and anxious
to take the course. In addition, his Gun-
nery School grades must be above average
and he must attain a high rating in the
tests that are being given by the Psycho-
logical Research group. It is important
that every man make his best possible
score as his rating becomes part of his
permanent records. The leading men in
each class will be recommended and thir-
ty-five of these men will be chosen by
Colonel Maxwell to attend the school.
TUESDAY, September 29
"Ball of Fire"
Gary Cooper Barbara Stanwyck
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, September 30, Oct. 1
Bing Crosby Fred Astaire
FRIDAY, October 2
"Give Out Sisters"
Andrew Sisters Grace McDonald
SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY,.
September 27-October 1
Greer Garson Teresa Wright
FRIDAY, October 2
"Man of Texas"
Robert Stack Anne Gwynne
SATURDAY, October 3
The Range Busters
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
Sonja Henie John Payne
SUNDAY, MONDAY, September 27-28
"I Live On Danger"
Wayne Morris Jean Parker
TUESDAY, September 29
Dick Foran Leo Carrillo
WEDNESDAY, September 30
"Fingers at the Window"
Larraine Day Lew Ayres
THURSDAY, October 1
Robert Young Ruth Hussey
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, October 2-3