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Vol. 1 No. 38 Army Air For-es Gunnery School,_Tyndall Field, Fla., Oct. 17, 194t
,NEW A.M. SCHOOL OPENS HERE
The instructors of Tyndall's r
A.M. School watch closely as Lts. S
manek and Raymond demonstrate a phi
of the school's work.
(Left to Right) S/Sgt. J. A. Parl
m/Sgt. Walter E. Peterson, Senior Ii
Structor; Pvt. L.B. Worley; Sgt. W
East; S/Sgt. J. H. Hunt, Supply S<
geant; S/Sgt. W. M. Keith; Pfc. J
Gaylo, Clerk; and Pfc. B.E. Cox. L
Semanek and Raymond are seated in
foreground. (S/Sgt. C.O. Kemp was
present for the photo).
GUNNER'S VOC MAY HAVE HAD TWO AUTHOR]
S The famed Gunner's Vow which oril
nated at Tyndall Field last winter,
have had two authors. Recently pi
lished in several leading newspaper
the *Vow" was signed "Author Unknow
However, word has reached us that
men are claiming to be the autho:
Pfc. Bernard Backer, of the Departm'
of Training, and Cpl. George Hardil
of the RCAF and former gunnery stud
here, are the claimants. Neither
was available for further informati
With the Army Air Forces desperately
in need of mechanics, Tyndall Field
has taken the mechanic-shortage situa-
tion by the horns and has opened its
own A.M. School. The primary purpose
of this school is to develop profic-
iency in 1st echelon maintenance. The
school is open to all enlisted men who
have not previously attended an Army
Air Force training school.
Each school squadron will furnish
S ten students per week for the six-week
course. New classes will begin each
Monday. The course of instruction will
cover six groups of relative subjects,
S at the rate of one group-subject per
Lew week. Classes will be held five hours
ie- per day for six days per week.
Lse Instruction will includes Familiar-
ization of planes, engines, parts,
:s, tools and structures; Technical orders,
ns- forms, inspections: Engines, propel.
.H. lers, instruments; Fuel and oil sys-
er- teams, fuels, lubricants, fire exting-
.B. uishers; Hydraulic system, hydraulic
ts. fluids, trouble shooting ; magnetos,
the distributors, generators starters,
not spark plugs and wiring.
The school will be under the super-
vision of Lt. Joseph Semanek, who, with
RS Lt. Aubrey Raymond, has been working
gi- on plans for the school for the past
may few weeks. Lt. Raymond was transferred
ub- to Ft. Myers several days ago.
B The instructors, all of whom are en-
n". listed men and graduates of an Army A.
two M. School, will be in charge of /Sgt.
ra. Walter E. Peterson.
ent The school is located in the student
ng, operations building on the "line". A
ent grade of eighty or better must be ob-
man trained for a passing mark in each sub-
on* ject in order to receive a diploma.
REMEMBER ME? I'M JOE DOAKES!
When someone asks me what finally wins the war, I tell him it's MORALE. When
someone asks me what's MORALE, I tell him it's the spirit that makes us confident
we'll lick the Nazis and the Japs, but makes us realize we'll have to work like
blazes to do it.
When someone asks me when the war will end, I tell him I'm just as interested
in how it will end. There'll be no peace on earth until we have good will among
men, and there'll be no good will among men so long as the Nazi and Jap dictators
roam the plains.
When someone tells me that Germany is crumbling, I tell him to get the salt
shaker and take a grain or so. I wouldn't be surprised if the Nazi press agents
were spreading those reports so as to make us slow up and over-confident. I not-
ice Joe Louis never underrates the other fellow.
When I hear Hitler rant about Nazi purity---I think of the boys in our Army
and Navy and the places their folks came from---England, Ireland, France, Germany,
Italy, Poland, Czecho-Slovakia, Sweden---Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. That's
America, and it's pure enough for me.
When a working man asks me what we are fighting for, I ask about his job and
tell him "That's one thing we are fighting for."
Under the Nazi system there are no labor unions, and few jobs other then those
of creating hate and killing people.
When someone keeps criticizing the way things are going, I tell him I never
saw a ball game won by the noisy fellow in the bleachers who's yelling at the um-
pire and razzing the players. Games are won by the men in the field and the cap-
tains and coaches who stand back of them, Let's pull together and have team work-
----- that's MORALE.
"There's nothing in the Articles of War which says that a
guy who is a buck private can't be a first class soldier".
8:00 A. M. --Mass...Chaplain Finnerty 7:00 P.M............. Fellowship Club
9:00 A. M. --Protestant Sunday School 6:30 P.M........... Instruction Class
10:00 A. M. --Morning Worship.... WEDNESDAY
Chaplain Wester 6:30 P.M............October Devotions
11:15 A. M. --Mass...Chaplain Finnerty 7:30 P.M............Bible Study Hour
SUNDAYI ENING 6:30 P.M........... Instruction Class
8:00 P. M. --Evening Worship... ERIDAY
Chaplain Wester 6:30 P.M.............Jewish Services
Pi THE SECRETARY OF WAR
WASH I NGTON
October 12, 1942.
My dear Colonel Maxwell:
It was most gratifying to me to see the excellent
work which you and your staff are doing in the teaching of
aerial gunnery at Tyndall Field. I think the importance
of this work cannot be over-emphasized. Certainly, the
finest equipment and the finest flying personnel in the
world are of no avail if training in aerial gunnery is
lacking. All concerned must be taught that a bomber can
never complete its mission without fast and accurate work
on the part of the gunners in the ship and in the accompany-
The interest and enthusiasm shown by all trainees
is a tribute to your sound methods of instruction.
Please convey to all ranks my appreciation of
the fine work they are doing.
Very sincerely yours,
Colonel Warren S. Maxwell,
Panama City, Florida.
A little star of silver
Gleams on my coat lapel,
So mutely in it's beauty
A story it does tell.
Somewhere, in wood or desert-
Somewhere, beside the sea-
A boy moves on to conflict
To fight for Liberty.
Somewhere, in sun or darkness...
Somewhere in wind or rain,
He does his soldier's duty-
No reason to complain.
His homeland hills and valleys,
Which once his footsteps knew,
Are brown with autumn garments-
Are wet with autumn dew.
The home fires will be burning
When winter chills the earth.
Somewhere- his thoughts are turning
To the land that gave him birth-
And somewhere, all unknowing
To those who only wait---
While war its toll is taking-
...Somewhere...he smiles at fate.
by Miss Maggie Swetmon
(The above lines were composed es-
pecially for Cpl. Howard McDonald)
J,;<.Y !.' .. ':0Y, YOU'RE A CAPTAIN!
Johnny Doughboy, you're a captaint-
You're co=nissioned, never fear.
You've no bars upon your shoulder,
But I wear them for you here.
They are 1'round my heart forever--
And Till wear them for you ever.
So, -go fi,'- and make me proud
To wear them for you, Oh, my dearth
You may fight in far off England,
Or the isles of southern seas,
Or .-.:. iay in ice-bound vastness
Strike a blow for Liberty--
But no matter where you go, boy,
Pi,.;: -7amember you're my doughboy,
And I'll ove you, love you always,
Y!ou'e a; -..tain, can't you see?
Johy;,iy b t iti true you're a Captain
Of hear-:' in the U.S.A.--
And rt. h c~efbonairish swagger,
',:.": ,' ,3 ax: P : blues awayl
T.', ...'. song and laughter
li .;- ro-.nd forever after
Yo:- n ,-;-- r.d this whole wide world
For al.. men freely
But, Johnly Boy, you are MY Captain,
And y: and I will see tr- chaplain
On the t-' that you come back--
Come back to met
by Frances Sanders
To the left is pictured Tyn-
dall's famed "Wishing Bridge"-
in the midst of being wished
upon. Miss Roberta Gammon, S-2
Tyndallettn, -a.d Sergeant Robert
Hearn of the "'69ers" prepare to
make a wish as the Sergeant
aims his coin through the slit
in the coin box. Immediately
after this was snapped, a bell
rang, a belle wished, and a boy
had contributed to the A.E.R.I
: ..4 I -^ *
There was a "hot time" in the recruit
detachment last week, the occasion being
one of Lt. Casper Harris' infrequent ap-
pearances on the rostrum. During the
discourse, some "Peter Piper", thinking
no doubt, to adda little pep to the lec-
ture, threw a handful of pepper into a
nearby electric fan. Lt. Harris, upon
asking "who dunnit?", was answered by a
volley of "ka-choos", nothing else. So,
the whole recruit detachment was res-
tricted to their area. The next day, se-
uppers stepped forward totake the blame,
but were disqualified. The last time we
heard anything about it, the recruits
were still restricted and their status
was still "quo"...Discordant note in the
beautiful legend of the "Wishing Bridge"'
One Tyndallette reports that she dropped
a dollar and seven cents ($1.07) in the
"gol' darned thing" and nothing has hap-
pened yetl- and she rang the bell every
time....Lt. Eleftharios (Take Me Brai- To
Tallahassee) Vangos was slightly elec-
trified the other afternoon. He was str-
uck by a"small piece" of lightning while
taking a shower just as he hit a high
note. "I was never so shocked in my
life", said It. Vangos.....Classification
and Statistics showed their versatility
on Friday, when "furniture movers" Lts.
Tannen and Mckinsey supervised the mov-
ing of Personnel from Post Hqtrs....(All
this was accomplished while the "Presi-
dent" of the firm, Captain Burkhart, was
away. Won't he be surprised?)....One of
the most fearless men at Tyndall Field
is undoubtedly Lt. Broome, new assistant
Mess Officer. He made the rounds at Mess
Hall #1 the other evening and asked the
men what they thought of their food. He
received a vote of confidence....For
"in-between-the-line-readers" of this
Column, we wish to declare that all iu-
nuendos herein contained are labeled as
such, andmarked "Poison". We don't have
a guilty conscience, but we regvr;, he
recent misunderstanding&.....In keeping
with the acute tire and gasoline situa-
tion, Captain Nelson of Sub-Depot and
two other Tyndall Offic7s with six-pas-
senger cars are seeking three more offi-
cers with cars of the same capacity so
that each man willuse his car once every
six days. Those interested call # 2222.
Our salute this week goes to First Ser-
geant Marshall D. Hoskins of the "69ers".
The Sergeant leaves here on Thursday for
OCS at Ft. Oglethorpe, leaving behind a
host of friends and a swell record as a
soldier...Many a moth ball fell when the
boys of Personnel donned fatigues to aid
in the Great Change. Several people who
we thought were on furlough or D.S. came
to life during the moving. They were
dusted off and now are as good as new...
Sgt. Sissom seems to be closer than ever
to that "shack" he has been dreaming of.
....Cpl. John Colleran had quite a time
with his "brood" the other nite- they
were scheduled for blood-typing and they
didn't want to "dood it!"...Live-wire
among the enlisted men this week was
S/Sgt. Duda of the "Red Birds". Faulty
insulation on his radio and attachment
of the ground wire to his bed gave many
a would-be-lounger quite a shock...We
hear from one of the mobile recruit' -.-
units that Sgt. Saul Samiof is doing an
excellent job as a"barker"- but we would
much rather that hewere back here typing
out this column!...Tyndallette Kitty Sa-
far says that you don't have to go to
Holland to get in Dutchl .....In case you
missed the first few seconds of the
broadcast the other night- Fred Waring's
salute WAS to Tyn-DAHL Fieldl...The com-
motion over at the new Personnel Bldg.
the other day was caused by Sgt. Mangum
who became an "ACE" when he killed five
flies with one swatI....The only reason
we're not carrying any news from the
"line" this week isbecause our reporters
from that section are striking for high-
er wages....The poem "Silver Star" writ-
ten by Cpl. McDonald's one and only is
one of the better bits of verse that we
have had the pleasure of reading....Cpl.
Milroy of the "Brownies" is on furlough
and does not plan to return as a bachel-
or..Cpl. "On the ball" Pratt, who 'phon-
ed from Washington the other nite to see
if everything was o.k. at the P.R.G. is
expected back very shortly ...Cpl. Felix
Leon, the Finance's "Irvin S. Cobb", has
left for the Bronx to conduct a board of
inquiry as to just why the Yankees lost
the World Series....S/Sgt. Cartwright of
the "Guardians" is taking over where M/
Sgt. Dick Underwood left off. 6 7J G
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
Corp. Sam D. Melson
Corp. William B. Pratt
Pvt. Neil M. Pooser
N/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
Corp. Francis Churchill
Sgt. John Webster
Corp. Roger Keough
Pfo. Price Terry
Pvt. Everett Tackett
Col. W. A. Maxwell
S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Marshall Goodman
Sgt. Arnold Milgaten
Sgt. Saul Samiof
Corp. James Freeman
Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman
S/Sgt. William Castle
Corp. Silas G. Upchurch
Since the general policy of this pa-
per has never been expressed in print,
it seems that in view of some recent
comments, this is as good a time as
any to do so. The Commanding Officer
of this Post has let it be known that
the "TARGET" is printed primarily for
the benefit of the enlisted man on the
Field. He requests that all items go-
ing into the paper be judged on the
following basis "Be sure that it ls
of interest to the majority of the me~s
Don't violate any military principle;
Do not use the columns for airing per-
sonal grievances- however, legitimate
"gripes" should be welcomed".
We believe that the "TARGET" has
kept within those bounds.
From the Bombardier Base at Gowen
Field, Idaho, we hear that one of the
first men there to strut around with
a pair of the new Gunner's Wings was
Sgt. Asbornsen- who received his gun-
nery training at Tyndall Field, of
The Field's Classification Section
received a call for a steeplejack last
week, and without batting an eyelash,
produced ones It was but a matter of
seconds before they came up with Pvt.
Eddie Bowser, of the "69ers". He was
Pa., was n
repair the cables atop the
in front of Post Headquar-
. Bowser, who in civilian
a steeplejack in Kensington,
lot phased by his deed, but,
fiction, it was the height
.ng or other
We boarded a late bus into town the
other night and planned to catch a
art nap during the ride. However,
ve were pleasantly interrupted from the
snooze by an interesting conversation
that was going n in the seat behind us.
From the conversation, we gathered
that one of the speakers was a ser-
geant-pilot, and the other an airplane
mechanic, both from Tyndall. They
were discussing the merits of various
pilots on the Field. Several pilots
were called "Indians", which we took
to mean pilots that were not too con-
servative in their flying. They fi-
nally agreed on three Tyndall men whom
they considered to be amongst the best
on the Field. We don't see any harm
in disclosing their choice, so here
goes Lt. Col. Jenkins, Lt. R.B. Wall
and Sergeant Pilot Charles Wilson.
We also learned that the sergeant-
pilot who had been doing the talking
has a perfect record of over 500 hours
of flying time.
'or the past two months our Sgt. Major
has been called; "Buck". Now it is M/Sgt.
Cherney, Congratulations to one of the
best on the field.
If S/Sgt. Gering continues to get those
late passes, he had better inform the
bridge tender when he plans to return
We thought boats passed through only dur-
ing the day.
Our C.O., Lt. Bailey, is determined to
have the best recreational aera on the
field. At present, two badminton courts,
a volly ball court and a boxing ring are
rapidly taking shape.
It is good to see some of the original
members of the hospital staff return to
duty, Capt. Vernocy from Randolph Field,
Lt. Lebahr from Mobile and Lt. Cheshire
from Maxwell Field.
Pfc. Nabelek is fast becoming a statis-
tician of note. He is now counting heart
beats at Flight Sur;eon's--a far cry from
his duties at Unit Supply. Poor Pvts.
Vik and Womer were the happy boys whenthe
Inspector failed to appear,--they'managed
to rid themselves of the four supervisors
of their hall cleaning job.
Sparked by Major Brua, the officers
handed the enlisted men a neat trimming
on the soft ball diamond to the tune of
19 to 7. -Sgt. Charles S. Laubly
W eA "ORDNOTES"
e take this opportunity to welcome our
* new Commanding Officer, Lt. Hutchinson.
Let's keep up our good work men, and show
the C.O. how we "dood it".
News of the week were the promotions of
T/Sgts. Burnett and Ratley to Master Ser-
geants. Congratulations to both of you.
We were certainly glad to get a new
orderly room and day room. Plenty of
room now for a pool table, and Sgt. Cin-
dric and Pfc. Latni are building a ping-
pong table. With a little furniture we
will have a nice set up for games and
reading in the evening.
Corporal Weiss left us suddenly, by
plane for another station, last Monday.
Best of luck, Irving. We'll see you in
Brooklyn after the duration.
Friday night observations, Pfc. Moore
was on trial although he can't recall the
sentence....Pfo. Ratley whistling with an
accent. Pfc. Jesse floating over the
floor. -S/Sgt. Kenneth Witman
There' a broken heart for every dimmed
out light on Broadway, says hepster Pfo.
Joe Cappiello, just back from furlough.
Best sight of the weeks Pvt. Bob Amis
trying to wipe the perpetual smile off
his face during gas mask drill.
Finance men request that spectators at
the fights refrain from standing, as this
practice makes it difficult for us to
watch the bouts from our bunks.
Talking about sports-- we're itching to
get started in that A & R tournament. We
have participants in every sport, includ-
ing calisthenics, carousing and cribbage,
There's no beer left, would you care
for something else? -Cpl. Felix Leon
ratings in this squadron were so plenti-
ful, that they looked like pennies from
heaven. Our best wishes to the lucky
recipients, and may they acquire more as
time goes on. Just now, cigars are a
dime a dozen around the barracks.
We welcome back to active duty Cpl. T.
Hilton, who has just returned from brief
sojurn at the hospital.
NEWS FLASHESs Sgt. H. Mullins was hit-
ched last Saturday night..The stork visi-
ted the homes of Cpl. Nix and Pfc. MoDon-
ald and blessed evented them with a boy
and a girl respectively.
Why does Pvt. Mullaney go to Port St.
Joe every weekend? He claims it's a
"cousin"??? -Cpl. Sam Marotta
(Ed's notes The stork, having completed
his rounds in the "GUARDIANS" must be
now on a well deserved furlough, for the
organization's scribe, Cpl. Marotta, also
became a proud father last week. Mrs.
Marotta, of Tampa, is doing nicely. Con-
gratulations from all the "TARGETEERS!").
Earewell,Pvt. Seldin, we wish you the
best of luck at OCS. Sgt. Paquin and Cpl.
Barton are out around the country side
enthusiastically extolling the virtues of
a soldier's life. Bring 'em in, boys, we
need 'em, and the more the merrier.
Welcome to the new arrivals, and we a-
gree with them that this is the best out-
fit on the Field....Pfo. Craven has been
doing a darn swell job at carpentry around
the squadron....Glad to see Cpl. Tiernan,
Sgt. MoShaffery and Cpl. Soiling back
WMr^ a I'- y.
--'^t^^ tfl^^- ^^'Ei ,1
from the hospital.....Too many of us want
furloughs atone time, so we're all sweat-
in' it out.
We're all behind the A & R Officer in
his efforts on our behalf- if only all the
other squadrons would select their A & R
representative, Lt. Lawson might be able
to get the various competitions under way.
The boys are giving the tailors a last
minute rush in preparation for O.D.'s, so
that we can maintain our high standard of
neat, soldierly appearance.
Congratulations, Sgt. Kuzan, and best
wishes for a happy wedded life...Some of
our boys have been on the "brink" for
quite a while and don't seem to be able
to decide..(or perhaps it's the girls who
can't decide).. -Pvt. Maurice Baker
W "RED BIRDS"
Were well represented at the boxing
bouts the other Thursday night by no less
personages then Frank Coppa, the Brooklyn
"Wild Cat", and those scrapping Leeson
twins. Keep up the good work boys, and
the best of luck.
Cpl. Largen, the jack of all trades, is
still trying to find that leak in"Father"
Keim's bicycle tire-- unsuccessful, but
We're going to miss all the boys who
have been leaving us recently, but by the
looks of things, the new arrivals are go-
ing to be just as swell a bunch.
Pfc. Richard Gardner came back from a
three-day pass venture looking as red as
a beet. You can't tell us that the sun
brought on all that redness.
Pvt. D. Cavallero got himself such a
heaping trayful of food at the mess hall
the other day, that some stranger walked
up to his table and said, "Is this where
I get my dinner?*..And the "Mad Russian",
8/Sgt. Nogulich, certainly lives up to
his name whenever messing. -Pfo. DelPonte
n Saturday, October 10, 1942, Lt.Clay-
ton C. Hill, C.O. of the "BLACKBIRDS",
left Tyndall Field for combat duty. We
all knew Lt. Hillas one of the best C.O.'s
this squadron ever had. His first thought
was always in the interest of his men.
Speaking for the entire outfit, Lt. Hill
took with him the best wishes of every
man. May God protect him and speed his
Replacing Lt. Hill as C.0., is Lt. A.C.
Miller, whose reputation as a fine sol-
dier and officer preceded him here. To
Lt. Miller, good luck in your new post.
The support of every soldier in the organ-
ization is with you in making it the best
on the Field.
Note to Miss Garrett at school hqtrs.s
A certain instructor has been smitten by
a certain young lady at school headquar-
ters. This writer is not the one to be
giving out any information concerning the
matter, but he believes that Sgt. Steve
Blankenship has rather good taste...Also,
in the same department, Sgt. Chapman is
casting a very affirmative vote for Miss
A Miss Elaine Tewol has come down from
Wisconsin to make life pleasanter for Sgt.
With puesdo-champs Pvt. Joe Cacherio
and Sgt. Tobolsky claiming the ping-pong
crown, it's high time that this reporter
lifted a paddle and defended his reputa-
tion. This champ will take all comers.
Sgt. Tony Statile
"THB OLD TIMERS"
ity the dilemma of S/Sgt. "Red" Laugh-
lini He's in love with three local belles
and can't decide which to favor.
Sergeant Sanfilippo is over at the Sub-
Depot a bit often of late. Either busi-
ness is rushing or it's Lorraine.....Pfo.
Stan Larsen, formerly of this outfit, has
brought the missus down from Chicago, and
having met Mrs. Larsen, we believe that
the "Windy City is now more chilly than
ever due to the fact that one of its rays
of sunshine is down here."
Maybe it's the chow, maybe it's the
Tech Supply routine, but we have it from
a good source that Sgt. Lock is goihg
Duck Hunting- need gun, Sgt.?
Cpl.Burke certainly is missing Myrt,
but cheer up Corporal, the restriction
will be lifted in two weeks..Sgt. Fair is
on two weeks "good behavior" and has pur-
chased a record named "San Antonio Rose".
That's all for now, but I do wish that
Louise would hurry down here from Rhode
Island- I'm tired of being a bachelor,
and besides, I long for an appetizing New
England dinner. -Pvt. Ed Strong
BUY BONDS-BUT NOWI
S"965 QUENCEECOS" "TOP KICKS" WILL WEAR NEW SLEEVE INSIGNIf
ig things are really happening these Now that the first sergeant is to recei-
days down at our local USO-YMCA Building. ve the pay of the first grade he also will
Our activities for the week included Bin- wear the insignia of a master sergeant on
go parties and small game tourneys, his sleeves. The "top kicks" have been
The winners in last week's tournaments authorized another stripe by the War De-
, were apartment and the insignia will be disting-
WHIST BINGO uished from that of a master sergeant's
Cpl. A. Marines Sgt. A. Long only by the white diamond in the field of
Pvt. L. Harris Sgt. R. Fitch blue.
Pvt. E. Tobias
These parties will be given every Sat-
urday evening. There are many prices to
be won--- #top by and have an evening of
fun. Kodaks are on hand and may be bor-
rowed, and mending of clothing is part of
the service being rendered by our USO.
However, men, this is no excuse to misuse
The week beginning Oct. 11, 1942, was
Founder's Week of the Y.M.C.A. movement.
In 1844, Sir George Williams of London,
founded the great Christian and youth org-
anization internationally known as the
Young Men's Christian Association.
The Y.M.C.A. has served the armed forces
through four wars, since 1865.
T i "BROWNIES"
things we would like to sees Cpl. Ha-
keem take one of those weekly pool games
from ist Sgt. Barbier...Pfc. Guidry smile
...Cpl. Mancinelli in one of those Thurs-
day night boxing bouts....More fellas use
the reading room....The "duck boards" put
* back in their proper places every once in
a while....Smiling cheery faces of the
entire squadron at roll call each morning
....The theatre get some sort of system
for selling tickets, so that every time
you want to take in a show you don't have
to "sweat out" a line...Cpl. Baird in his
new aviation cadet uniform-- good luck,
Buddy ....The way that great foursome of
S/Sgt. Furr, Sgt. Youngberg, Cpl. Marr
and Pfc. Smotek, burned up the P.C. Golf
Course last Sunday...Cpl. Milroy on his
wedding day- it won't be long nowl...Tall
dark and handsome Cpl. Titus, being swam-
ped by the females of P.C.- all right,
Ceasar Romerol....S/Sgt. Hendren when he
isn't working....1st Sgt. Barbier with a
goatee to match his newly acquired mus-
tache....More news for this reporter to
report! -Cpl. J.J. Freeman
We were kind of looking forward to see-
ing this photo of SERGEANT JOHN WEBSTER,
because we've seldom ever seen him with-
out his familiar, printer's ink-stained,
fatigues. "Web" is head pressman over at
the D. of T.'s Reproduction Department
specializing inMiltilith Press operation.
He's a native of Detroit, Michigan, and
came to Tyndall Field last January fresh
from a mechanic's course at the AAF school
at Chanute Field. In civilian life he was
employed as an auto-pechanic technician.
"Web's" rasor-like wit has been honed
by the rollers of his presses. In the
"early" days, if a sheet of paper rolled
out with a very light impression he would
remark, "A little dark, isn't it?" Today
however, when an occasional sheet comes
out of the presses accidentally covered
entirely with black ink, he'll coyly look
up at his spectators and say, "-not quite
enough ink". Or, when asked what was the
most interesting event of his life, he re-
plied, "The day I joined the Army".
YARDBIRDS 0 30
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER'S 90 99
GRNERALs (5 points for each)
1. Name the Chief Justice of the
2. Who is the Assistant Secretary of
War for Air?
3. Who is the new U.S. rubber czar?
4. Who is known as F.P.A.?
GEOGRAPHYs (5 points for each)
1. What is the capital of Texas?
2. By car, is Pensacola, Fla. nearer
Chicago, Ill. or Key West, Fla.?
3. Is the population of Berlin grea-
ter then that of Moscow?
4. To what country does the island
of St. Helena belong?
SPORTSs (5 points each)
1. The Davis Cup was last played for
1939. What country won it?
2. Name the teams that make up the
"Big Six" football conference?
3. Who is the football coach of the
(West Point) Army Team?
4. When were the Yankees last shut
out in a World Series? (Prior to 1942)
ARMY, (5 points each)
1. What is a "pressure point" in
First Aid language?
2. What position does Brigadier Gen-
eral Baker hold?
3. What do the following three let-
ters stand fort OWl?
4. Name three different varieties of
Andrew J. Higgins?
Quentin Reynolds? I
MEN! KNOW YOUR OFFICERS
WHO ARE THEY?
(4 points each)
Who is Raymond Gram Swing?
2. Radio commentator
3. British flyer
Who is Claude Thornhill?
1. Football player
2. Ice skating champ.
Who is Whitey Kurowski?
2. Baseball player
3. Auto racer
1 It wasn't his fault
that the plane had
two stars painted
8. you can no longer do
this for pleasure
9. Quisling's metropolis
10. Dumbell (abbr)
11. Meditate upon, ponder
12. We couldn't get this
on either (LEL)
13. Self pride
14. This is usually a
15. Prefix denoting
away from, or
16. You can talk to one,
paint with it, and
listen to it
17. The "Eagle" whose
tail feathers were
drooping last week
19. Captains Wilson and
MoClelland were his
. Cubic Centimeter
2. Full of rouge
3. His "hobby" is
4. Africa's 01' Man River
5. American Service Or-
6. Masculine pronoun
7. He left N.Y's. "finest'
and is now q.M's. C.O.
10. Ice Cream, Jello, or
expanse of sand, take
11. He proclaimed the
quarantine in July
when German Measles
"Sabotaged" 16 of us
12. THE MAN on the "line"
14. The most famous of all
16. Put on
17. Points north (abbr)
13. Sylvester (abbr)
The ole yardbird is sho feeling mity fine rite now on account uv i aint a John
in this hear ootfit nomo. I is dun passed thru the recrute weaks an is whut is
called a upperclasmun. That don't pay no mo money but it's awful nice not ter
hafto fall ot 10 minnets befo every fawmashun an not ter eat at attenshun an not
ter hafto dubble time up an down the frunt porch salutin the fire eckstingwishers.
But I is still got mo then ma share uv misery. As usual that red haided fust
sgt. is still around an nothing i does kin make him believe I aint a John. Fur
instance, the othur day we wus havin a full dress peerade with a band an a bunch
uv big shots that wudn't cum undur the klassifioashun uv Satdy nite soljers, an
he put me on rite guide with mity specific direokshuns to act justrite in carry-
in ot ma dooty on account uv they wus givin awaya medul er cup er sumthin (that
didn't interest me none cause they wont let us hock nothing Well, whin we cum on
the feeld with the flags awavin an the band a hitting it up, an ever body feeling
terribul patriotik an like heros an the big shots waiting ot in frunt, he
sqwalled ot mass rite an I that he sayed eyes rite. In about 2 er 3 minnets I
glansed around ter see if the ootfit wus lined up propur an I spied em way cross
the peerade ground just a prancin around all confused on account uv not havin no
guide an the fust sgt. ot in frunt doin a powerful gud job on holding his temper.
The look on his fase reminded me uv a hound pup whut has jest bin give a ovurdose
uv wurm medicine. I hadter hook out on the dubble ter ketch up an hadter pass
the reevuwin orfisers on the way. It sho wuz imbarrasin. We didn't win no cup.
The man an all the othur authorities has sho bin irritabul towards me. They seems
ter think it is all ma fault. Well, I reokin I better be agoin-----
.---- The Yardbird (No. 1)
ERNEST LESSON AND STUDENT GUNNERS
AGAIN "SPARK" WEEKLY BOXING BOUT 3
The regular Thursday night boxing show
under the supervision of S/Sgt. Crawford
Mosely, of the A. & R. Office, was an-
other five-bout card and was well attend-
ed and received. Of the five matches,
two were decided by decision and the re-
maining three were declared "draws".
The best bout of the evening was be-
tween tvo gunnery students, Pvt. Bianchi
of the Class of '42-40, and Pvt. Stotts
of '42-46. These two boys tipped the
scales at 170 lbs. and really threw plen-
ty of leather. Both boys knew how to
handle themselves and pleased the crowd
with a fine display of fisticuffs. The
draw decision was popular.
In a bout that contrasted the Bianchi-
Stotts -o, Ernest Leeson, taller of the
now ...,sue "fighting twins", fought Ste-
ve Kokinda in a three round tussle that
had the crowd howling. Whereas both of
these boys knew how to box, their antics
and horseplay were far more enjoyable
than the actual boxing. Leeson was
knocked through the ropes in the second
round, but pulled a "Jack Dempsey" and
came tearing back at his opponent. There
was no choice for the judges to make ex-
cept to declare the affair a draw.
Other results were : A. Douwesdekker
bowed to Cpl. Koballa; and Kells of '42-
40 "drew" with Pvt. Taylor of '42-46.
.AAFTC0 PHYSICAL Thu-!L.WG HEAD COMMUBDS
LT. LAWSON AN', HIS "OBSTACLE" COURSE
(By Cpl. Sam Melson)
"Uncle Sam's tough gunners are going
to be conditioned even tougher." This
was the statement bade by Lt. Lex J.
Fullbright, Director of Physical Train-
ing for the Southeast AAF Training Com-
mand on his recent visit to Tyndall
He was just winding up a two-day ins-
pection of how the Field puts the embryo
gunners into A-1 physical shape, and ex-
pressed himself as being highly pleased
with both the methods and the results.
The former athletic coach- in civilian
life he was with Birmingham-Southern and
University of the South- paid warm com-
mendation to the work of Lt. Harbin B.
Lawson, Director of Physical Training at
Tyndall Field. "He has certainly impro-
vised a rugged course here andhe's doing
a fine job", said Lt. Fullbright.
MANY :lkrBE3 07 THE CHAMPION "CARDINALS"
TO BE IN UNIFORM WITHIN A FEW MONTHS
Some folks are calling the "Cards" one
of the great teams of baseball. Perhaps,
but one thing certain is that no one
will ever see that aggregation play a-
gain. The champs' oldest player is fast-
steppin' Terry Moore, who's only thirty.
So, there is little likelihood that the
same team will ever take the field again.
ANSWERS TO 7???
GBEERAL : Harlan F. Stone; Robert A. Lo-
vett; %illiam H. Jeffers; and Franklin
GEOGRAPHY: Austin; 'h.:ago is nearer;
SPORTS: Australia; i.isouri, Kansas, (k-
lahoma, Iowa iete, :u,.s State, and
Nebraska. "Red* Blaik. 1926
ARMYs Any one of the many points on the
body, where manual pressure may be ap-
plied to a blood vessel to decrease the
flow of blood; Chief of the AAF Bomber
Command in Europe; Office of War Infor-
mation; Arterial, Venous, Capillary.
WHO ARE THEY?? Boatbuilder; Radio Commen-
tator; Baseball player; Foreign Corres-
pondent; Bandleader; Authoress.
"So you're a salesman What's your
"I'm a salt seller, too."
"What are those
around with the
door. It's been going
"If little Red Riding Hood lived today)
The modern girl would scorn'er
She only had to meet one wolf---
Not one on every corner"
She was pensive when I met hert
Sadness was on her brow.
But my check book made her happy
And she's ex-pensive now.
Mistresst (interviewing new butler)
"Now how do you address a baron?"
Butlers "Your lordship."
Mistress "And his lady?"
Butlers "Your ladyship."
Mistress, "And an admiral?"
Butlers "Your flagship."
"What a splendid fit," said the tailor
as he carried the epileptic out of his
Shes "What do you mean by saying that
the dates you had with me were like a
string of pearls?"
Hes "Neckless, dearie, neckless."
BURST IS MORE CORRECT
It hardly seems honest or just
To decree that all bathing suits must
Be modest and shys
Yet reformers all cry-
"We'll cover their stomachs or bust."
-West Point Pointer
"What are you doing on this boat?"
"I'm not doing it on the boat-----
I'm doing it in the water."
Wot a wonderful bird, the frog are,
W'en he stand, he sit almost,
W'en he hop, he fly almost,
He ain't got no sense hardly,
He ain't got no tail hardly either,
W'n he sit, he sit on whP.t he ain't
p ; r
"MRS. MINIVER" AND PANAMAA HATTIE"
SHOWING AT POST THEATRE THIS WEB
......"Panama Hattie" the motion pi-
ture adaptation of the smash Broadray
stage success, at the Post Theatre,
Sunday and Monday, Oct. 18-19, is full
of lilting melodies, hilarious cc- :v,
romance and adventure..This peppy tlle
deals with espionage and love in .7'
ama....with Red "I dood it" Ske>, i,
screen and radio's greatest cod: ,
Ann Southern of "Lady Be Good" top
tunes of Cole Porter, and beau-e-oui
Panamanian girls..MGM's "Mrs. Mini '"'
with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon,
is the mid-week attraction, Wednesday
and Thursday, Oct. 21-22.*..A tho-,nd
romantic action thrills of the 1Od
West appear in "Apache Trail" a
screen dramatization of Ernest W. ,
cox's "Stage Station" "Apache TrT' "
the blazing drama of the frontier, aud
recounting the story of "Trigger Bi l
is shown Friday only, Oct. 23.
WAR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SERVICEMEN
MAY NOW "THUMB" FLIGHTS IN ARMY PLANES
Recently, from the War Department
came the announcement that any member
of the armed services when not on duty
may "hop a ride" in an Army plane if
he has permission of commanding offi-
cers of the Army Air Forces stations
or higher officers under Army Regula-
tions 95-90, dated July 24, 1942. How-
ever, the pilot of the plane must be
on a regularly assigned duty.
The regulation reads
"Military, Naval, Marine Corps, and
Coast Guard personnel, while on leaves
of absence, furlough, or detached ser-
vice, may be permitted by commanding
officers of Army Air Forces station or
higher authority to ride as passengers
on flights in Army aircraft when such
flights are incident to a regularly
scheduled mission, and provided such
transportation does not involve addi-
tional expense to the Government."
SATURDAY, October 17
"Highways By Night"
Jane Randolph Richarld :
SUNDAY, MONDAY, October io0.9
Ann Sothern Red Skelton
TUESDAY, October 20
Cary Grant Victor MoLaglen
.3DNESDAY, THURSDAY, October 21-22
Greer Garse- Walter Pidgen
FRIDAY, October 2'
Dozja ;;eed Lloyd Nolan
SUN., MON., TUES., October 18-lO
"Somewhere I'll Find "-.
Lana Turner Clark Gab.'-
WED., THURS,, FRI., October 0i-2v'
Diana Barrymore Rober-; SZa.ck
SATURDAY, October 24
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
Adolpah Mnjou Jackie ::",
SUNDAY, MONDAY, October 18-19
Pa:. O'Brien Glenn Ford
72"JSD2 Oct-ober ?0
"Thl-i Differ-;nt Eyes"
Mary Hscw-ai ra- Craven
'VSrTNSDAY, TH.:'P.,. Oct. 21-2
"All .Ki'ad Ths Bride"
Joan Vrsl-vl-- 7l"vyn Dougla
rI'::4, SA":- 7, October 23-24
"Mia so:, ; outlaww"