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Vol. 1 No. 40 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., Oct. 31, 1942
UNITS BRING IN OVE
Congratulations are in order for
Tyndall's former ace "gossiper", DEWEY
H. GOSSETT, who has just received his
commission as a 2nd Lieutenantl
LT. COLONEL LUPER LEAVES FOR NEW POST
Lt. Colonel James R. Luper, Post Op-
erations Executive since August, leaves
us soon for a new post at the Miami
6CS Training Command.
When asked for a statement, the Col-
onel replied: "My association with the
personnel at Tyndall Field, though
brief, has been both pleasant and en-
lightening. On the flying line, which
has been my principal interest, I have
seen mechanics and pilots alike forget
about their personal problems and con-
veniences, and work many long and fa-
tiguing hours in order to get the job
done. I know that in the future as
in the past, the men of Tyndall will
keep 'em flying and firing in order to
keep 'em fighting"
ER 250 RECRUITS I
Tyndall Field's two mobile recruit-
ing units wound up their 2 -day tour
of Georgia, Alabama and Florida with a
record number of enlistments. The total
number of men signed up by the motor
caravans has already reached more than
250, of which two-thirds are special-
ists. These men have been sent to
Camp Blanding for their preliminary
military training, and then will be
returned to this Field.
Lt. Norval Rhodes, Re,:iltirng Offi-
cer and his staff of enlisted men, Cpl.
John Bosworth and Pvt. Richard Bla-k,
have been doing a "Rushing Business"
in their Post Headquarters office, but
announce that they still need more
specialists for the AAF.
For the recruiting uni.-, their t,.ur
amounted to a personal triumph, Cap-
tain Ammon McClellan, who supervised
the campaign, stated that the most re-
markable thing about the trips wore
the receptions they received from the
people of the cities visited. The
city of Luverne, A3absuna. was so xm-
pressed with the Tyndall unit there,
that they have sent a delegation to
Colonel Maxwell to request that the
members of that unit be permitted to
be the guests of the city on Armist:.ce
The Captain also stated that a la:,ge
measure of their success was due to the
co-operation they received from .ll
American Legion Posts and city offi-
cials, and also, from the U.S. Empl.y-
ment Service, which sent a man along
with each unit.
Lts. Cletus Keating, Jr., and Cyril
S. O'Niel headed the Florida unit,
while Lts. James Patteson and Donald
Marshall directed the Alabama convoy.
Fr ,.1. MORALE -- TRY RELIGION
This nation of ours i, i-;.1nd*ed on Christian principles; and in its earliest
beginnings, it was pl2 ed undx-r :he protection of God. Christianity has developed
in Americans a consci sneas of the value of human life, and the sanctity of the
home. At the inaugui tion of Lincoln he prayed thuslyl "I go to assume a task
more difficult than that which d-rvolved upon Washington. Unless the Great God
who assisted him shall be i. .; and aid me, I must fail; but if the same Omniscient
Mind and Almighty Arm that dir-;ctsd and protected him shall guide and support me,
I shall not fail, I shall s. ;ced. Let us all pray that the God of our Fathers
may not forsake us, nu:,' I. in the service and people of the entire world can
take a lesson from thuie s ;in who was smart enough to realize the need of
We are a nation slted to the use of slogans. Recently a prominent radio
speaker paraphrased tan~. REMEMBER PRAY HARDER. Not a bad idea--especially
when men begin to succtzb to the biggest enemy of good morales Fear. When the
knees are knocking, it is ,; sense to kneel on them and pray. "Paralysis of the
heart and soul begins with the r.-L-alysis of the tongue and knees." Indifference
to prayer leads to the esasa-tion of God's abundant blessings, for He is the source
of strength and encouragement.
How do we go about this matter of prayer? The answer is simple; it is like
using the telephone. You find it best by doing it yourself. It is a sort of
telephonic conversation with ';.i but with none of the mechanical inconveniences.
It is well to learn the method now, before the need is really urgent. Bossuet once
wrote "Hands lifted in prayer smash more battalions than hands raised to strike."
Remember Pray Harder is a : slogan, especially if we want Him to recognize
our voiceis en in distress. It is a good idea to try it now, for God is a
powerful ally in a =1e'- C~ of any kind.
ne (9 rmonaLTn
S/SGT. WIL L. 3S SISGT. FRANK J.BORELL
-- OCTOBER 25,1942
8:00 A. M. --Mass. .a:..,: ,:~rty 7:00 P.M............. Fellowship Club
9:00 A. M. --Prote :at S. school 6:30 P.M........... Instruction Class
10:00 A. M. --Mor' ; SQ .. P
ster 6:30 P.M.......... October Devotions
11:15 A. M. --Mass., aaerty 7:30 P.M.............Bible Study Hour
S]DAY EVENING 6:30 P.M...........Instruction Class
8:00 P. M. --Eveni. st0 EBIDAY
A IWester 6:30 P.M.............Jewish Services
At least two Tyndall Officers iill face
the coming coffee ratl.l.y. unflinchingly
and unafraid. They are: Major Clarvoe
and Lt. Casey. Reason: They have their
own special brand of Cuban coffee, which
they prepare each evening at their quar-
ters. There's no brew like a "home"
brew"....Drill Sergeant (Major) T. Howell
used one of Panama City's boulevards as
a drill field the other day in order to
instruct rookie (Lt.) H. Gundlach in the
finer points of "to the rearrr- harchi."
..Lt. Col. Hyndman claims he was so busy
last Monday, that he forgot to eat his
lunchi (C'est la guerre).... Ien though
Weather's Lt. Dickman has left us for a
new assignment, his influence is still
being felt here- what other excuse could
there be for such mild weather?....Major
Fox couldn't quite conceal his enthus-
iasm over the excellent "buy" he had made
in the PX. There was one moment there
at Post Ra. when he had two other 'V.l1,rs
and a Cantain aamnling the texture of
his newly purchased "pink" shirt.. The
time was one day last week at 5:00 P.M.
The scene was at the West Gate approach
to the bridge. Fifty cars with home-
bound occupants were lined up, waiting
for a huge "steam shovel" to -:p its
way across the span. The restless oc-
cupants exchanged indignation with fer-
ver. In fact, the only unruffled person
among the 220 that were kept waiting for
some fifty minutes was undoubtedly Cap-
tain Jasper Hendrick, Area Engineer, who
had ordered the giant ditch digger from
South Carolina. So, while everybody else
was gnashing their teeth, Captain Hend-
rick was calmy relating the difficulties
involved in bringing his "baby" down to
Tyndall Field!.... "Silver Winged" Lullie
Jeanne Price came all the way down to P.
C. last week-end to see "Panama Hattie"
at the Ritz with the original "Wing Wear~-
er", Lt. Norman Price. It was only a
few days afterwards that we saw Lt. Price
tossing nostalgic glances at the juke
box in the line PX, which at the moment
was giving out with "He ---etc.".....And,
we hear that, whenever Miss Anderson and
Captain McClellan leave togetherfor Mar-
riana, they invariably "change partners"
upon arrival- she switches to a 2nd Lt.,
and he, to another Colonel's secretary!
'Vom reporter Ken Withab of Ordnance,
comes the best ,s' ... the week. It
seems that one stripeless Master Sergeant
was in his office one afternoon last
week, when an uninitiated private, after
an argument, told him WHERN he could go!
When the private departed, the M/S said,
quote: "Why the little #$*)*#$!, never
will this happen again," unquote. The
next day the M/S appeared with stripes
from here to yonder. Also, the private
appeared, all unaware, and found (1) one
M/S- homicide in his eye- fondling a
coke bottle, (2) a squad of clerks ar-
reayed in battle formation (one filing
clerk ready to trip said private) and-
(3) one typist madly typing, "Now is the
time for all good men, etc.," ready to
throw his typewriter at the slightest
provocation. However, the private's an-
tagonism melted away at the sight of the
massed stripes. The moral is: Never
tell anyone WHOES they can go, because
they may be a M/S and not want to, or-
it's fun to be fooled, but it's more fun
to know!....Upon being asked how he en-
joyed himself at the dance last Friday
evening, Cpl. Sailing of the "Mustangs",
sighed heavily and said, "Her name is
Betty Jane Brown"....Welve heard from
Buster Kenton, whose shapely gals for-
merly adorned our "Jest Jokin'" psge ,
He's a Sergeant now, over in Bngland and
writes that everything there is well un-
der control....It's "housemaid's knee"
for Hakeem the Great, or, "out damned
spot.!"..../Sgt. Yates of Ordnance was
out with the guard recruits the cther
afternoon coaching them in pistol sloot-
ing. All recruits returned safely...And
we like Sgt. Steve Truchan's favorite
expression when someone says something
he doesn't like: "Ya' looking for a.back
hand?"....Miss Phyllis Gilbert, showing
her complete faith in the U.S. Mail ser-
vice, put all her XMAS packages (for
England, Alaska, and Australia) i: one
Post Office..,.The editor tells us ;hat,
in order to keep Sgt. Tony Statile of
the "Blackbirds", happy, he will take up
Tony's constant challenge and meet him
at any table-tennis-table at the rate of
one coke per game..The Tyndallettes have
called off their dance, and have decided
to form a club. The defense rests.*AW .
TNDALL | TARGET
Published every Saturday by
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
M/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
Corp. Francis Churchill
Sgt. John Webster
Corp. Roger Keough
Pfc. Price Terry
Pvt. Everett Tackett
the Special Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
Col. W. A. Maxwell
S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Marshall Goodman
Sgt. Arnold Milgaten
Sgt. Saul Samiof
Corp. James Freeman
Lt. Joseph A. Dickeriman
S/Sgt. William Castle
Corp. Silas G. Upchurch
Raymond Clapper, in his column of
Monday, October 26, went into ecstatic
praises over the unexpectedly great
performances being given by our flying
fortresses in Europe. "...The unex-
pected thing about the performance of
these big four-motored bombers is their
ability to knock down enemy fighters.
No one was preparedto count so heavily
on the bombers to destroy enemy figh~-
We have no way of telling how much
of this praise Mr. Clapper was heaping
on the mechanical perfection of the
"fortresses", but we are quite certain
that those enemy fighters are not being
downed by radio operated machine guns.
We've got a sneaking suspicion that
the "fortresses'" turrets and guns are
being manned by human beings-- by gun-
ners, who four or five months ago were
probably crowding the little hamburger
stand near our main gate, or were sip-
ping cokes out in Nevada, or were grip-
ing about the chow in Texas.
The news that our bombers are doing
such a good job is music to the ears
of all the Allied Nations. But Mr.
Clapper should remember that, whether
he comes from Las Vegas, Nevada, Har-
lington, Texas, or Tyndall Field, Flo-
rida, the GUNNER and his GUN are still
the "RULERS OF THE SKY1"
Word has reached us from citizens of
Panama City that members of the "tvil-
ian Air Patrol in this vicinity have
been the object of derisive remarks
passed by enlisted men of this Field.
Fellows, it's high time we grew up.
The C.A.P. if a government authorized
organization whose contribution to '%he
war effort ia an indispensable o0je.
Their uniforms may not be quite as con-
servative as ours, but their funct:.on
is just as important as ours, and, in
some cases, more so.
ARMY NURSES MAY MARRY' That was ithe
news that set tongues wagging in ill
Army Posts several weeks ago. We have-
n't as yet had the opportunity of in-
terviewing any of our nurses on how
this news affected them- but we notice
that one of our "angels in white" djd-
n't lose much time in taking advantage
of the "offer". We haven't heard any
comments from our officers, either,
but we have an idea that the news in
that quarter was received with mia ed
But oh, what this means to the en-
listed mant Morale jumped and pulses
quickened in all hospital wards. The
bed-ridden soldier now no longer dreams
in vain! He now can picture the nurse
of his dreams as his own lovely "Mrs."I
A "THE STATIC CHASERS"
1 static heard over the Field on Tues-
day could not be classified as thunder,
although it might have been mistaken for
it. It was merely this rookie reporter
"brainstorming" toreport the various act-
ivities of Communications.
We were at loss as to whether the name
for this column shouldbe "SHORT CIRCUITS"
or, "STATIC CHASERS" or, "THE DIT HAPPY
MEN". "STATIC CHASERS" finally won the
A hail and hearty welcome to Sgt. Brad-
ley Berry, who has just returned from a
lengthy stay at Lawson General Hospital
in Atlanta. At the same time, we wish a
speedy return to Sgt. Wiley, who is leav-
ing us to have his tonsils removed.
Our newly organized Post Radio School
is going full blast and it seems quite
likely that in the near future Tyndall
will have its full complement of qualified
radio operators and mechanics. The men
are getting a sound course of instruction
from Lts. Russo and Loyzim, S/Sgt. Mac-
Laren, Cpl. Despain and Mr. Truman Kirby.
S/Sgt. MacLaren, our N.C.O. in charge,
has us all a dither over the costume he
plans to wear at a Halloween party- says
he's going to masquerade as Hitler.
Incidentally, Communications has two
sets of brothers under its care- Don and
Jimmey MacLaren and Harold and Wilson Wi-
ley, all natives of the Tar Heel State.
-Pfc. Jimmy MacLaren
* e "MEDICWOES"
Believe that there is a mistaken im-
pression around that all the Medical Dep-
artment does is bloodtype, shots and hand
out bad tasting medicine. Few men act-
ually realize what is behind one of those
processes, for they never believe that
the task of administering these services
is often more distasteful to those doing
the administering than those receiving it
The average hospital bill of a patient
in an Army hospital would be staggering
to many of us if we released the figures
on the cost of a "horrible" shot, blood-
type, Wasserman or a month (?) of hos-
pitalization. Besides the comforts of a
modern, well equipped hospital, there is
available the finest surgical and medical
doctors in the country, complemented by a
staff of well trained technicians.
Personally, we think that we are doing
a good job and would like to impress this
fact upon the men of this Post. We are
asked to perform certain duties, and we
are doing it to the best of our ability.
We beg no favors and ask no praise.
T "THE BLACKBIRDS"
e interest shown by the men in organ-
izing the squadron's soft-ball team is
greatly appreciated by the committee in
charge. Indications are that we will have
one of the best teams on the Field.
Cpl. Snoddy, after ten months of con-
stant pursuit, has finally dated that Pan-
ama City belle..Sgt. Ralph Noble has been
feeling quite gay these last few days-
Mrs. Noble is expected down shortly...The
new nickname of Cpl. Frank Mund is now
"High Diver"- ask him why....Sgt. Goodson
is pinch-hitting for acting 1st Sgt. Tay-
lor who is on furlough.
The boys have been dickering with the
idea of changing the squadron name. Sug-
gestions are still in order.
We have it in the outfits
A new commanding officer.
The smallest buck sergeant on the Field.
A former football coach with more than
fifteen years of coaching experience.
A former professional boxer.
A former metropolitan A.A.U. gymnastic
A nationally known diver.
A very much used pool table that rarely
sees a game of pool.
The biggest supply clerk on the Field.
An ex-minor league baseball player
-Sgt. Tony Statile
t. Parsons is back with us after a
month's sojourn in the hospital. We hear
that a daughter was born to Mrs. Parsons
three weeks ago. Congratulations and best
wishes from the boys,sir.
Guard night is when everybody catches
up on their correspondence between shifts
and loses their sleep. One fellow wrote
to four girls up north during his night
on guard, and said "What has Clark Gable
got that I haven't got- and if I had,
wouldn't do me any good anyway?" (He must
be alergic to sweaters).
JOTTINGS: As long as Alabama keeps
winning football games, the boys will be
happy....We believe M/Sgt. Ratly, chief
clerk of the pr.oprt- .stion, and twen.-
ty-two ye:, cf' age, no b-~ ':he youngest, '
master 3or.-r ,'' 7' the Fied. Any young-
e ? Ken .- ,.-
true that rJan;" c a.b- tJn Dravia taking
the '*". n -O i :, -reoont pascs, If you did
"I do", Jin, ueo wish you the bhs t of '
Johnnie '...1 is saying cT-.-r.s to
his Alma Mater, an-d joining up with thi
Post Cemunicato.e3 o- t teach the :.--,-, a
tF- or two ab.7ut radica. 'We'll all 27 7-
member him ,as "-h Rip Van Winkle of the
tal and. wrab tr ';~ Ya o~ ur Medics for the
fine treatment a., ,-*der;ul food-weonly
sixr, -oun : duTiilng the week.
*.<...., Wn. Hi-''.'..*'
t' ur potential "four engine" mechanics
have all ooms back into the fold with pl-
enty of wild tales to tell. Remember,
fellae, don't try to "snow" your old bud-
dies- we've known you for some time
We regret losing S/Sgt. Robert Clear to
the "Orange" outfit. No doubt Bob can
enlighten all the members of his new unit
about the maintenance of airplanes.
Sgt. Adams, -rsrly of the "FLASHES",
paid ueabrief visit this week. No, menn,
this soluw-r i not going to be a society
S.' iu, but vhen our personnel clerk takos
thaFt BIG we, w will be glad to print
the -.- rti~ ..-' s.
All we hoer from our supply s rgeant
these days is, "I wus robbed" It seems
that he should have made "staff", but
hbs given up hope and applied for 0.C.S.
s//Sgt- M.S. Gibson
.*r- -:,--._ p y AF""
he aewly or C--. : inane School ia
"-sumvn t'. "''**lens of ?, university
with studen-Zs c-ming from all Oa-r the
"'prof3s- Frnncis ".-: .:o:" Leonartz
has jus asumed the chair of -zplied nu-
'rofesscr" Lie Lovitt is lecturing in
the supF:y al*n this Thursday. Subject-
"SHa To seat Out A Furlough Without
i: 1..-:, the ,3 -" Temperature ".
"-- ..' Joe -ph Hanak has left the
fr.lclty teach -ri. Economics" to the
for r '.n s Emma. ~t at Panama City.
-C-1. Felix Leon
:.-"- F-.n r not merry.
Sis nr,-"'i i". 1 r., 'B.a'
? ..': .... '.., hne niaic ed in heaven.
fc. D. -n irnlan Is ho lad who keeps
the --" "'," :' e Dixi. happy..
Pro :i, 1 : fr an apart-
nt .-.e bring .- rrs. down...
PR"o. T:-;'r8r7s wants i-. a 'b kEnwn that
fael ,.m i.-.? 'v ot .-*rrcesarily
?',.. .. ,s, Prtl tn waiting
an r- -.tt.ig km o, i-ing status. He
was a -'s .~ -I i .-i. ? is.- ,ife,...Pfc.
Danny Li.nson, of f o'i:- .l. one of our
leading ...i cal "' .. (e waits
- -:'. :-: each Eftznrac-on see if SHE
still means what 2n e:' i.; te --rning.
W recently discr-rd that Prtas Kane
a~nA Snwerger had t.he pleasure of meet-
ing th. "Madamoselles of Gay 7- ..- back
in 17- (Them were the days) -Pvt. Gould
''ast week we spoks '-. J -- .ion-
calda'r missing pin. It was returned just
a sryt-riously as it -:, When
fstred. to make at .rimesnt, o- said, "I
h-vs .leid off Vt- ''lopd h';i-..as and can-
call.w the man hVrt-'-
Sino Pvt. Codcshii~ has shturned from
f..o ;;"- out '. tah hospit$., and off
V'- Detail"-he has settled down as a hard
"-' ir. day room cP~dtyi. e me. doing a
nice job of ksep"'.- tihe punches clicking.
We a, s eating L'.-gs i A z.~- 2 in
order to be prep se-i for our beer party
on Friday night. h.-t- to o.. C .-3 Lt.
7.' Long, for .iocki much &a ;.;i orliate
nig h,- t"O ono hefo r d.a ,- Hnorable
mn'tion ga-e to s-- ;:. 7.D7. FRahmt The
C. Q. for .A ":.'; will be yours truly,
which show the da$rr-:" of my consumption.
S/Sgt. HI 0 1c7 ha. unanimously been
elo.cted as gquadr:, Z rer-enatative.
We are all looking forward to our pros-
- !iv: basketball B tas, We sXpect to
build the team around him and his flashy
:. -'~ r," ".: 3-- e Zll D.. u s,, our per-
Una.de th:. cri;::'' r-. ,~ '.on of Line
-Chief, M/Sgt. Harrelson, we can expect to
see grass in the near future around the
squadron's building on the line., We hope
it will be green. -Cpl. A.J. Bnead
W e are back in these columns after sev-
eral weeks of absence, due to the loss of
our star reporter, Cpl. Blackwell, who is
now a member of another squadron. We all
wish you the best of luck, Jack.
THINGS WV WOULD LIEB TO KNOW:
Why Sgt. Babbs likes tb run errands for
the boys on the line, especially when it
calls for a trip to Air Corps Supply?
Why Opl. Pearson spends every,available
minute at the post operations PXT
What soldier has been going around and
* around since meeting a brown-eyed-easy-to
look-at nurse from Ohio? (Dtya 'spose a
Opl. Smith would know?)
If the sergeant who was looking for the
prop-wash has found it yet?
Two members of our organisation have re-
cently become proud fathers. Our heart-
test congratulations to Pease and Fry,
We also extend best wishes to'our first
Sergeant, who will soon embark upon the
sea of matrimony. Hope Junior doesn't en-
counter any difficulty in his absence.
lats off to Lt. Shields and congratula-
tions to the boys upon receiving our new
day room furniture. These cold winter
S nights can now be comfortably spent in the
best-looking day room on the field.
From the looks of the smiles on Cpl. Da-
ly's face, his three day pass was every-
thing it was supposed to be....Ve wonder
why Sgt. Pavey has been spending soo much
time at Cove Boulevardt Could it be a
blonde interest? It is rumored that wed-
ding bells may soon toll again....Note to
Sgt. Statile: Your recent boast of haw -
ing the champion table tennis players in
your squadron has come to our attentionl'
We feel that we have the official champ-
ions in our squadron and we hereby chal -
lenge you to a five-man team contest at
some future date.
It is rumored that Sgt. Bens is expect-
ing to "middle aisle its in military fa-
shion...We now have a new expert in trap
shooting. For further details consult Sgt.
(one B.B.) Gegyo...The sounding of taps
that is heard nightly is credited to Pfc.
Frank Sepulveda, who is well known for
his trumpet playing...Note to Betty Clark
of Post Hqtrs,, speaking of Cove Boule-
vard, Sgt. Marx also seems tobe beating
a well known path to a certain door step.
We bid farewell to Sgts. Carter, Grant
and Joyner, who are now on their way to
O.C.S. With them rides our best wishes
and God Speed...Sgt. Joe Rymans has taken
over the duties of squadron A & R repre-
sentative. Recreational work isn't new
to Sgt. ymans, as he has been doing that
kind of work for years.
Sunday morning saw the "Mustangs come
out on top in a well fought softball game
with the s69ers*. The final score was
19-11. Shepler, Hartbeck and Stanissew-
ski handled the mound duties for the *Mns-
tangs", while Ritter turned in a noble
Job of catching., -Cpl. W. D. Franklin
p OLD TIMXRS"
WVen the grass comes up nice and green,
we are planning a gala dedication of the
area which henceforth shall be known as
The entire squadron mourns the untimely
passing of Staff Sergeant frank Borell,
one of the best-liked, and swellest fel-
lows'we have ever met. There will be a
special Mass at 8:00 A.M., Sunday, at the
Post Chapel; Father finnerty will offi-
low that Sergeants Guidry and Dugan are
going to school here, things are pretty
quiet. Someone asked Dugan how far he
went in school and he admitted he had to
take his father's place for three weeks
when he went to vote. Guidry, Lack, Lam-
bert and Dugan are the nucleus of our six
man football team. Let's get into this
sports program fellers-don't ask me when,
but it will have to be under lights.
Congratulations to Griggs and Dippre,
the new specialists on the B-173,..The
squadron was pretty well represented at
the "Old Quaker", Saturday night,...And I
wish I had a camera handy when that win-
dow blew out of the B-34 into Lt. Marche-
si's lap. Nobody got scared, I was going
to change coveralls anyway.
That's all for now, except, let's not
forget Sergeant Borell- one hell of a
nice gy. -Pfe. Ad Strong
BUY BONDS BUT NOW!
GENERALs (5 points each)
1. Which of these workers would be
most likely to make jambs?
Munitions Workers Housewife; Orchestra
2. Who is the nation's new economic
czar and what was his former position?
3. What type of ship does the United
States Navy name after states?
4. What position does Frank Walker
hold in Washington?
ARMYt (5 points each)
1. What is a bridgehead?
2. How many divisions are there in a
3. Who heads the Army Services of
Supply? What government agency did he
supervise in New York State?
GEOGRAPHYs (5 points each)
1. In what country is the Ganges
2. The important Russian oil center
of Baku is located on what sea?
3. Which is closer to the Philippine
Islands- Java, or Borneo?
4. Where is the Gulf of Aden, and
why is it so important?
SPORTSs (5 points each)
1. With what sport do you associate
2. How many players are there on a
girls basketball team?
3. Where is the Orange Bowl football
4. Name the most valuable player in
the National League for 1942?
1. Foal is a
a. baseball term
c. young equine animal
4. Formaldehyde is a
a. colorless gas
b. kind of leather
c. formal party
(4 points each)
2. Forceps is a
a. type of dog
5. Forum is a
b. public square
c. kind of rubber
1. He of the forty
3. Three strikes will
put you ---
5. Canada's "few to
whom so many owe so
7. "Be ----ful, It's
8. A judge usually hands
9. Denoting entrance
11. Our "Yardbird" is now
12. What all good things
must come to
14. There's gold in them
17. Catch sight of
3. Fosser is a
b. old lady
6. Furrow is a
c. trench in earth
TTThe way of living
that we are now
2. What every rookie
should avoid doing
to his top-kick
3. You won't find an
army without 'em
4. It flies; you can
tell it; and it's
6. Civilian Employee
13. The --- will come;
That will be the
---; and Satur---
14. Army Engineer
YARDBIRD'S 0 30
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER'S 90 99
Orchid. to our new mess officer at #1,
Lt. Broome, who is really doing a swell
job. Everyone is more than satisfied.
All ye are wishing for now, is, that he
stays with us.
An all-time record was set by Snippy
Same, who recently cut five cables in
five times up. The former record holder
was Snip Snip Madden, who had two cut
cables out of five times up.
M/Sgt. D. I. Smith hasn't been barking
in vain, for he finally has the boys on
the line trained to stay off his grass
growing project. Do you think that the
grass will ever grow, Sergeant?
Pfe. Henry hasn't been picked for K.P.
duty in over a month, and is hoping that
his good luck holds out....lst/Sgt. Heid-
ema, back from a week-end flight to New-
Orleans, looks none the worse for all
the wear and tear....They say that the
"Don Juan" of Tyndall Field, S/Sgt. "Redw
Laughlin, has another heart skipping
beats. The lucky, or unlucky, girl is
Daisy June, who works down at the hanger.
-Pfc. Vincent Del Ponte
uch has been said in this column about
various happenings around the squadron
but little has been mentioned about the
"line". Not enough can be said about
the men who work on the line.
Their hours are never ended. From one
morning to the next, these men keep at
their planes, checking every detail so
that there will be the least possible
chance of any mechanical error.
During the past few months, due to the
shortage of men in the squadron, every-
one was practically on double duty in
the Ingineering Office and on the line.
This did not go unnoticed, and we take
our hats off to those boys for the swell
job they've done. And even now that the
shortage has been somewhat relieved, we
will not forget their excellent work.
-Cpl. J.J. Freeman
TYNDALL FIELD FINANCE DEPARTMENT TO OPEN
DISBURSING OFFICE ON NOVUMBAR 5TH
(By Cpl. Felix Leon)
The phrase, "If I had a million dol-
lars", has finally come true. The Fi-
nance Office, after many months of prep-
aration, will become a Disbursing Office
on November 5th, and has to its credit
almost a cool million.
Starting with the month of November,
all officers stationed at Tyndall Field
will be paid directly from the new dis-
bursing unit. Civilian employees and
contractors not engaged in construction-
work, will also be paid by cheek from
this office. The net result will be
that all concerned will be paid several
days earlier than usual. Some payments
will continue to be paid by government
check. There will be no change in the
cash payments of enlisted men on regular
Lt. Amory M. Shofner will be in charge
of all operations, with Lt. Nathan How-
ard assisting. An efficient and trained
staff "of enlisted men are assigned to
see that all payments are promptly made.
The motto of the U. S. Army Finance
School is, "Learn to do, by doing." The
motto of the Tyndall Field Disbursing
Office is, "A payment in time, -helps
keep them flying*"
TYNDALL'S PHOTO STAFF? GATS TECHNICAL'
Tessir, Tyndall's Photo Staff has gone
technical on us! Not content with mere
"cheesecake" pics and routine Department
of Training photos, the Post Photographic
Staff is now engaged in some highly tech-
nical work for our hospital staff.
S/SGT. WILLIAM B. CASTLE, Photo Sec-
tion Chief, is pictured above as he was
about to photograph a slide of red cor-
puscles through a microscope. For the
past week or two, the boys have been
working with Major Miller, our Chief of
Surgical Services. The Major is prepar-
ing a motion picture of a spleenectomy
on a rare type of disease, for approval
by the Surgeon General's Office.
PJBLAr : i.)JO WAR POETRY
CONTEST .. .J 3. ARMED FORCES
A $1000 ;-'oetry Contest, open to
all members the armed forces of the
U.S.A., is 1" e:.ag- rated by the A.S.
Barnes Co. to 0 t" e the publication
of War Poetry.
Poems may be simple lyrics of camp life
. ballads the battle fronts, and
will be j,: :-- by the Prize Award Com-
mittee conra ., i- of Grantland Rice,
John Kiernan an.d Daniel Henderson. All
entries submitted must bear a post mark
dated not later than Feb. 1, 1943, and
must be sent to: Prize Award Committee,
A.S. Barnes 67 West 44th St., New
There will bo a first prize of $250;
second prize, :; third prize $50; and
$5 awards to 4' additional poems.
All prize vu -:i: selections will be
included in a volume to be published by
the Barnes Co, it is hoped to get poems
expressing tht ideals of our country and
the Allied :-i: in this world con-
flict, and mv an poems expressing the
fe lings of the individual in whatever
branch he serves, to be collected in a
record of the spirit and valor of our
TXFDALL Far ," AN WINS $50 WAR BOND
0. oral Felkx Leon returned from fur-
lougn lest w
MOST PL E:. -
a notice teat
er read about
issue of thre
Sai'd !was greeted with THE
. :prise- awaiting him was
e had won the $50 War Bond
orod '; the Florida State
and WPA Fact Finding
:i..-:.'e Detachment report-
the contest in an August
.GLT" and sent in his
story on "Florida" about two months ago.
ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S "X"-WORD PUZZLE
We dou;Y if CAPTAIN CLARENCE E, DEB,
(right), will ever forget MONDAY, OCT-
OBER 26, 1942. On that day, Post Adjut-
ant, MAJOR THOMAS A. HOWELL, (left),
administered the oath of office to the
newly made Captain- and, very far from
least, :.: Dee presented him with a
bouncing red-headed baby boy!
Captain Dee was one of the first medi-
cal offi..ers to be stationed at Tyndall
Field. .~ was captain of the Iowa State
College football team in '37, from which
school he receivedd his degree in veteri-
ANSWERS TO ? ? ? ?
GENERAL: Carpenter; James F. Byrnes ,
Justice of the Supreme Court; Battle-
ships; Postmaster General.
ARMY: A foothold gained and held on
the far side of a river; Undetermined;
Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, W.P.A.
GEOGRAPHY: India; Caspian Sea; Borneo;
Between Arabia and British Somaliland
in Africa. It is an important link in
the ocean highway over which American
supplies reach the British in Egypt.
SPORTS: Hockey; Six; Miami, Fla.; Morton
Cooper, St. Louis Cardinal pitcher.
YOUR VOCABULARY: The young of an equine
animal; Pincers; A gravedigger; A col-
orless gas; Public Square; A trench dug
in the earth.
The Yardbird SEZ2
Great dayl The ole ya'u :. sho in foul shape rite now. Like i sayed last
weak I maniged ter g"i inter town aftur amity long dry spell. Well, on account
uv me havin ter male this a cupnle uv daze befo hand sumtimes things happins aftur
yall finds out aboot em, ifrI- -- 7 follers me. I eased inter town an whut with
the brite lites and all ma G uE; Budies bein in a awful friendly fraim uv mind, I
allowed maself to be forsed inter taken a small drink `uv hootin water jest ter
be soshabul uv coarsely By the time I got back home that 11 oAle bit uv stuff had
gone thru me like a loozyana coon thru achickin house &dun twicet as much damige.
I wuz sho limbur. I fell of."n the top bunk aboot 6 feet high and landed solid
rite on ma fase. The next maw'in I louked terribully used up. My fase aint louk-
ed so bad since that artillery outfit cum down ter our stompin ground last spring
on reckreashun. Thin ma Gud p.-dies started jawin aboot compon frackchures uv the
optik nurves an the dangur & norribillities that mite arize in the cummin years
frum sich a :-.-evyus acksidint. I didn't lose no time in gittin up ter the dis-
pinsury eckspectin ter har- a majur operashun purfarmed an maybe ter reseeve a
medical disc e. BPv the dokr-r lest louked atme kind uv careless like, slappet
a little medicine in a fuw spots, an grinned. You know the kind uv grin that
says I bin young once myself, sont The fust sgt. informed me that I cudn't go
* bak ter town till I cud preesint & pleesin fase an thin he give me the irritatin
smile that is commun ter all min uv his rank whin they is causin tormint an dis-
sapintment ter sumbody. Well, I reckin I better be agoin.--The Yardbird (No. 1)
ANO .. TO .. '. AND T t
TACT, .. O COMMANDERS AT TYNDALL ?Fi.
In entering upon any discus-
sion of athletic and recreational acti-
vities, all parties concerned must first
concede that the winning of the war is
the primary consideration. And along
this line of reasoning, no one will deny
that the morale of the troops is a most
Athletic and recreational activities
have always played a leading part in the
building and maintaining of morale in all
military organizations. Here at Tyndall,
for various reasons, the A. & R. program
has not been too successful.
We have been requested by the men on
the Field to use our columns in every way
possible to aid in the organization of a
successful athletic program at Tyndall
Field. We know that the present schedule
of work to be done, and the number of men
available to do that work, is going to
make a full A. & R. program a difficult
proposition. But we also know that, with-
out the 100% co-operation on the part of
the organization commanders, we will not
have any chance of success at all.
The organization commander's responsi-
bility begins with the appointment of an
A. & R. representative for his outfit- a
non-com who is interested, capable and
whose function on the Field will permit
him enough free time to properly handle
his important assignment. And, this man
must have, at all times, the complete
acting of his C.O. Thus, the organiza-
tion commander's responsibility is a ne-
ver ending one. Only under those con-
ditions will the men at Tyndall Field
have an adequate athletic program.
FPC.i'Y "G~ Nr,.y GIP,"'-', Cha?. PI ",N WMINER
OF Flrt BOUT IN WEiKL BOXING CART
Over three hundred Tyndall Field bx-
ing fans were on hand to witness last
Thursday evening's unusually large sard
of nine bouts, presented by the Field's
Athletic and Recreation Office.
The feature attraction brought to-
gether two capable fighters; Corporal
Peter Beaton, former Golden Glove
Champion from Point Pleasant, NewYork,
and Private Sebastian Icampo, of fyr-
acuse, New York.
This fight had the crowd on its toes
al the way. Both boys exchanged plen-
ty of leather, but Beaton's experience
proved to be a little too much for his
opponent, and the judges gave Beaton
In another scrappy scrap, Pri ate
Robert Branch, of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
took a decision from Private 4ames
Langley, of Durham, North Carolina.
These two men put on a very good show,
threw plenty of p.:.-'.ies. and were well
Other resui ts were: Pfc. Andrew Ben-
net, of E,:. 'papt.:., New York, took a
decision frn Pvt. John Paparazzi, of
Brocl.-.:, : '.. Pvt. Frank K:Io-
tek, from Youngstown, Ohio, and Pfvt.
Frankie Coppa, of Brooklyn, New York,
fought things out to a draw. Pvt. Mill
Fortier of Detroit, Michigan, and Pvt.
Michael Doka, also of Detroit, fought
to a standstill also, Pvt. Jack Stroh
from Lincoln, Illinois, won by thie T.
K.O. route from Pvt. James Glaxner, of
New Castle, e.nnisylvlania.
There will be another gala bo: ing
card this Thursday evening. The Ath-
letic and Recreation Office announces
that all men who are interested in
participating in these bouts should
call S/Sgt. James Myers at #2258
a Coun y EXHIBITS ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC
r (Springfield Fair Grounds, P. C. City Limits)
November 1-7 incl. Special Admission Price for Servicemen
A servant girl placed a want ad in
an Army town papers "Girl wants to
work in mess. Has been in one before".
A golddigger is like an insurance
policy------ She has a cash surrender
.... Animal magnetism is when a wild
baby attracts a handsome brute with a
Mary had a little rye,
She had a little gin,
But when she had a little scotch,
It made her bonnet spin.
If alcohol is the King of Spirits
then Magnesia must be the Queen of
A coquette is a woman who puddles in
your heart with the bare toes of her
* A girl likes a quick-witted lover be-
cause she doesn't want him to be slow
to grasp things.
"ICELAND", "WAKE ISLAND"' AND "BALL OF
FIRE" DUE FOR SHOWING AT POST THEATRE
"Sherlock Holmes In Washington", ano-
ther thriller, of the famous stories by
Conan Doyle, with Basil Rathbone and
Nigel Bruce, comes to the Post Theatre
tonight, Saturday, Oct. 31st.....Sunday
and Monday Nov. 1st and 2nd you will all
want to see Sonja Henie in "Iceland".
This picture is packed full of comedy,
good music and of course iee skating at
its best. Miss Henie is ably supported
by John Payne, Jack Oakie and Sammy Kaye
and his band.... Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, the
picture we were promised a few weeks
back,"Ball of Fire" starr'ag Gary Coop-
er and Barbara Stanwyck.. "Wake Island"
a grand story about the Marines, with
Brian Donlevy and Bill Preston, is the
mid-week attraction, showing for two
nights, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov.4th
and 5th..The Friday night, Nov.6th att-
raction is, "Priorities on Parade" with
Johnnie Johnson and Ann Miller. Vocals
by Betty RSMhes.
SATURDAY, October 31
"Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Basil Rathbone Nigel Bruce
SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 1-2
Sonja Henie John Payne
ENTIRE FIELD PERSONNEL TO CONTRIBUTE
ONE DAY'S PAY TO WORTHY CHARITIES
In recognition of the increased de-
mands made upon charitable institutions
in time of war, the entire personnel of
Tyndall Field has pledged to do their
share in contributing funds to the wor-
thy charities in this locality.
On Monday of last week, Colonel Max-
well submitted to the officers and civ-
ilian employeesof Tyndall a plan where-
by each member of the Field will contri-
bute one day's pay to a common fund
from which allotments will be made to
deserving charities. The plan received
a unanimous vote of approval. Colonel
Maxwell stressed that "We will contri-
bute our fair share, but we do not in-
tend to carry the whole load". He also
stated that further solicitations will
not be permitted to be made on this
Field for another year.
Major R.S. Brua, Captain L.A. Bryan
and Chaplain H.B. Wester will act as a
committee to supervise the fund.
TUESDAY, November 3
"Ball of Fire"
Barbara Stanwyck Gary Cooper
Brian Donlevy Robert Preston
FRIDAY, November 6
"Priorities on Parade"
Johnnie Johnston Ann Miller
SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 1-2
"The Major and the Minor"
Ginger Rogere Bay Milland
TUgS. WED. TEURS., Nov. 3-4-5
Brian Donlevy Robert Preston
FRIDAY, November 6
"Wings and the Woman"
Anna Neagle R. Newton
SATURDAY, November 7
"West of the Law"
Buck Jones Tim McCoy
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
"Here We Go Again"
fibber McGee Edgar Bergan
SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 1-2
"Joan of the Ozarks"
Judy Canova Joe H. Brown
TUNSDAY, November 3
escapee From Hong Kong"
Don Terry Leo Carrillo
WZDNMSDAY, November 4
"Grand Central Murder"
Patricia Dane Van Heflin
THURSDAY, November 5
Brian Aherne Gene Raymond
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, Nov. 6-7