Vol. 1 No. 43 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., Nov. 21, 1942
MAJOR GENERAL ROYCE INSPECTS TYNDALL
J GALA "TURKEY DAY" DANCE FOR TYNDALL
MEN TO BE GIVEN BY LOCAL U.S.0. CLUB
* Determined to make this the most
successful affair in their short his-
tory, officials of the Panama City
U.S.O. Club have completed final ar-
rangements for their Thanksgiving Day
All Tyndall men are invited to be at
the Harrison Avenue Club House at 7:30
P.M. on Thursday evening. The eve-
ning's activities will begin at that
time with Bingo and Bridge parties.
At 8:30 P.M., dancing will begin, with
music by the Tyndall Field Dance Band.
A floor show, presented by amateur en-
tertainers from Panama City and from
Tyndall Field, will be staged at about
9,30 P.M. Refreshments will be serv-
ed during the course of the evening.
Miss Ouida Lee, the Club's Secretary,
has announced that 15 young matrons
of Panama City have volunteered to act
as hostesses, and that over 400 invi-
tations have been mailed to the local
PANAMA CITY PILOT CLUB TO SPONSOR
ARMORY DANCE FOR BENEFIT OF A.E.R.
On Friday night, November 27th, the
Pilot Club will sponsor a dance at the
local Armory. All proceeds of the af-
fair will go to the Army Emergency
The dance will begin at 900 P.M.
and will continue until t100 A.M. Mu-
sic will be furnished by the Tyndall
Field Dance Band. Tickets are priced
at $2.00 per couple for civilians, and
$1.00 per couple for Servicemen.
Tickets will be sold through organi-
zation orderly rooms and at the PX.
COMMAND'G GEN'L OF SEAAFTC ARRIVES WITH
GENERAL WELSH ON FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT
Just before noon today, Major General
Ralph Royce stepped out of his plane
onto the landing apron at Tyndall Field
and was greeted by Colonel Warren A.
Maxwell, his Staff and the Field Band.
Accompanying the veteran airman was
Brigadier General W. W. Welsh, Chief of
Staff of the Southeast Army Air Forces
Before making his first of three
scheduled addresses at Tyndall, General
Royce went into a short conference with
Brigadier General Walter Kraus, Chief
of Staff of the AAFFTC,who arrived here
At 12s45 P.M. the Commanding General
addressed the Field's Officers and Ser-
geant Pilots. Later, at 2:30 P.M., he
spoke to the permanent enlisted person-
nel who were assembled at the Boxing
Ring Area. At 3:30 P.M., General Royce
made his final address of the day to
the Student Personnel at the Student
This evening, the Officers and their
ladies will hold a formal reception for
General Royce and General Welsh, at the
Previous to his assignment as Command-
ing General of the SEAAFTC, General
Royce was Commanding Officer of the
Northeast Air Area in Australia the
forward zone of operations where Jap
and Allied planes slug it out daily.
He recently was awarded The Distin-
guished Flying Cross for leading 13 Fly-
ing Fortresses in a 4000 mile bombing
raid from Australia to the Philippines
and back, without the loss of a single
A LETT TO JACK -- ON MARRIAGE
When you suggest the thought of marriage while in the Army, you are touching
something serious. To the question, "Should a man in the Army marry?" there can
be no blanket "yes" or "no" answer; rather the answer depends on many circum-
stances--not the least of which are the social and economic.
However, Jack, this point above all you must considers marriage is a sacred
contract. It is sacred because so established by God. It is a contract because
it regards an agreement between a man and a woman, excluding every other person
from the rights and fruits of partnership, and bringing with it serious respon-
for richer or
the contracts "I, Jack Soldier, take thee, Ellen Amabilis, for my
to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better for worse,
poorer, in sickness and in health--until death do us part."
In business, men seriously consider the qualities and capabilities of a
prospective partner and balance them against the needs of the business. Yet this
partnership can be easily dissolved. In marriage, you should thoughtfully weigh
the qualities and capabilities of the girl you wish to marry, keeping in mind the
purpose of marriages children, a home, and a wife whom you willrevere throughout
your whole life.
There is a little rhyme, Shakespearian, not in construction, but in wisdom,
which I want you to memorizes
He fell in love with a dimple and a curl
And foolishly married the entire girl.
When you consider marriage, discount external trifles and estimate frankly
the qualities of the girl you want to be your wife and the mother of your children.
Faithfully, THE PADRE
P.S. Since you expect the ideal from
her less from yourself?
your girl, wouldn't it be rotten to offer
11:15 A. M.
--Prote&stsa Sunday School
8:00 P. M. --Evening Worship...
5:00 P.M..................... ... Mass
6:30 P.M...........Instruction Class
7:00 P.M.............Fellowship Club
6:30 P.M..........Evening Devotions
7:30 P.M.............Bible Study Hour
6:30 P.M.......... Instruction Class
Quoting the Greenville, Miss's "POST",
"...Although Lt. Gable is reported to be
headed for the West Coast on a secret
mission, it is thought he may be taking
a gunnery course in Florida."...Hmmnnn..
..If what we've heard is so, that was a
rather rash wager made by Tyndallette
Janet Mann. We wonder if the odds have
changed?...And, according to Lt. Colonel
Hyndman, Major Hunter doesn't need a
telephone for any calls this side of
Atlanta. His is the sort of voice that
carries...For the edification of all con-
cerned, we would suggest that Lt. Zemo,
newly appointed Special Service Officer,
should request pilots with his planes in
the future...From Camp Lee, Va., we hear
that former Tyndall Sergeants, Ed Pod-
sen and Charles Widlitz, have recently
received their gold bars...The Misses
Riley, Miller and Monk, of the Signal
Office, entertained on Wednesday night.
It must have been the "Body by Fisher"
(Buick) that turned the trick....The re-
porter from the Medical Detachment fail-
ed to notify us, but we found out any-
how, ande take a great deal of pleasure
in announcing that former Lt. Frank
Gaston was promoted to the rank of Cap-
tain....We hear that the "line" had its
"ups" and "downs" last Thursday, and we
understand that several planes that were
* awaiting spare parts are being put back
into service much sooner than anyone
expected....Our reporters on the "line",
(they haven't reported anything in the
last three weeks) are going on leave....
..We don't know how true it is, but 'tis
reported that the Chaplain had a long
"conference" with the Inspector General
last Wednesday....Major Fleming and Cap-
tain Hinchman returned this week. Inci-
dentally, Captain Hinchman, after sug-
gesting plans to several officers for a
six-car parlay to save gas and tires,
casually mentioned "of course my car
is being repaired at the moment, BUT--".
...The girls at the fX lunch counter
blossomed out with new uniforms this
week. There is some confusion as to
what the stripes on the sleeves stand
for, but it's a cinch they're not "ser-
vice" stripes....And, on behalf of the
entire Post we extend the warmest of
welcomes to Major General Ralph Royce
and his staff,,
The W.C.T.U. received another booster
this week, when Cpl. "Sparky" Morrell,
one of the "Blue Bird's" die-hards, took
the vow after discovering that he was
"not alone" in a pool game --just as he
was about to make a double-bank shot, a
chance glance to the right revealed a
small goat complacently watching the
game. (This just goes to show you that
things are NOT going to the dogst)....It
may never become a "Book of the Month
Club" choice, but we recommend the manu-
script now being penned by a D. of T.
Instructor entitled, "Silly Student-Say-
ings." One incident will include the
sad tale of the aeronautical genius who,
upon being told that the wings would be
waggled as a signal to begin firing, ask-
ed, "Which wing?" (He'll probably have
to learn the hard way)...And, believe it
or not, a nickel accidentally sent to
the prison laundry in the clothing of
one of the "Mustangs", was returned in
an envelope. Our guess is, they don't
have "coke" machines in Tallahassee...
Furlough fervor reached its peak when
Pfo. M. Diaz of the "Guardians" got so
excited upon receiving his "traveling"
papers, that he caught the wrong bus and
went to Alabama instead of Tampa...The
hub-bub at Post Hq. on Wednesday was
caused by the return of "Beau Brommel",
sometimes known as "Hard-Rock", Stone
from one of his many furloughs. He im-
mediately announced that his intentions
were honorableandthat he was in a state
of "engagement"...."Cookie" Lou Getlin,
("69er"), tells us that his kid sister
Elsa, would "give anything in the world"
to have her name mentioned in the "TAR-
GET"...Think nothing' of it, Elsa, it was
a pleasure....Judging from the news on
the "APALA-CHATTER" page, all the "buck"
privates and corporals must have gone
overr the hill" at the new Sub-Base. At
a*y rate that's how it appears to us,
since Staff Sergeant Murphy has men-
tioned only men of the first three gra-
des.,..For omne "unknown" reason, a bevy
of mustaches have appeared on the upper
lips of the Field's enlisted personnel.
Pfc. Holt, of Orders Section, had the
beginnings of a handlebar" but an un-
fortunate incident at the barber shop
left him bare-faced. 74e 74T/c
Published every Saturday by the Special Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER
Lt. Nicholas N. Zemo
DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING
M/Sgt. Woodrow W. Busby
S/Sgt. Henry D. Vest
Corp. Francis Churchill
Sgt. John Webster
Sgt. James Montgomery
Corp. Roger Keough
Pfc. Price Terry
Pfc. John Marsick
Pfc. Everett Tackett
Pfc. A. A. Loudis
Col. W. A. Maxwell
(A/C Billy Grout)
S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter
Pvt. Marshall Goodman
Sgt. Arnold Milgaten
Sgt. Saul Samiof
Corp. James Freeman
Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman
S/Sgt. William Castle
S/Sgt. John Mitchell
Corp. Silas Upchurch
Despite the obvious omission of any
reference whatsoever to "Armistice Day"
in the past two issues of the "TARGET",
we received no comment on the fact
from anyone on the Field. Because of
this, we are inclined to believe that
we are not alone in our thoughts.
The War Department had declaredthat
Armistice Day was to be a day of regu-
lar duty for Army personnel. Since
The War Department recognized that any
observance of that day as a "holiday"
was entirely out of place, we don't
see how it could have been considered
otherwise by any other government agen-
cy, or the civilian population in gen-
We are in the midst of fighting what
practically amounts to the same War
of which that day commemorates the end.
American fighting men are again daily
making the supreme sacrifice for the
same principles for which that conflict
The memory of the men who gave their
lives in that War could have been hon-
ored only by each American making an
extra effort at his particular War job
on that day.
How an American could have accepted
more than his usual pay for that day's
work, is something we don't quite under-
Thanksgiving Day will be observed on
the traditional last Thursday of this
month. It too, will be a day of regu-
lar duty. But no matter what conflicts
may rage, no matter what theory of
government foreign despots may be at-
tempting to force on unwilling people,
Thanksgiving Day will be observed by
Americans-- that day IS America.
It stands for every man, for every
deed, -that has changed this nation
from a forest primeval to a land of
roaring cities and sprawling farms.
Changed it to a nation, which, in the
course of three centuries, has become
the dream, ---the hope, of a world
Tyndall men who have been here since
last April did not have to take the
word of the Inspector General that the
"...Field has shown a lO0% improvement
over the last inspection.." -they have
been a party to that improvement. But
they also know that there is still
room for improvement. Therefore, every
man on the Field is urged to sen--XTs
suggestions on changes for the better
to us. Practical suggestions will be
published in this paper, and steps will
be taken to bring the matter before
the proper Field authorities. Send us
your suggestions immediately
Wh "STATIC CHASERS"
While our regular reporter rests in
the hospital at Tyndall Field with noth-
ing to do but twiddle his thumbs, this
"G.I.", not quite as capable, will con-
tinue to peck away at the keys in order
to get this column out.
Incidentally, thanks to the hospital
staff which recently had a change of
heart and released two of our radio men.
Orchids to the "Chasers" on their ef-
ficiency during the recent emergency e-
vacuation. Not only were the frequencies
on the ships changed in record time with
a minimum of confusion, but after the
ships took off, our men proved that Tyn-
dall has some of the best operators in
In our newly organized Radio Schoolthe
word has gone around that the "Blinker
Code" is plenty tough. Just a little
advise to those who might be faint hear-
teds "Anything worth while is usually
A good example of what can be done
with initiative and desire to learn is
amply demonstrated by two of our best
radio men, Cpl. Francis Hodges and Pfc.
Cannizzaro. Neither of these men have a
diploma from an Army technical school,
and yet both are considered among the
best on the Field in their line. Cpl.
,Hodges is an operator and Pfc. Cannizza-
ro is a top flight maintenance man. When
they first came down on the line to work,
both showed initiative and ability and
speedily grasped the instruction offered
by qualified men.
At the bottom of last week's column
some of you may have noticed the charac-
ters U"V73". In radio code that means
"Very best regards". "30" means "The
End", and "88" implies "Love and Kisses".
So, VY73. -S/Sgt. Don MacLaren
e want to extend a welcome to Lt. Ph-
ilip Leobowitz, who was recently assign-
ed to this squadron and is now on "DS"
at the Reoruit Detachment.
THINGS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEEs Garrison
caps back in circulation; Double silver
bars for our Lt. Long; Ex-Sgt. Dufrane
punch the clock on time; Pfo. Codoghini
win a game of pool; Pfo. Michael married
to his "Savage" in Mobile, and S/Sgt.
Olson eating cheese. -Pvt. Snead
To date there are two hundred and
thirty-eight non-commissioned officers
in our bunch, and also a sprinkling of
good "legitimate" soldiers.
"Beer will flow, tops will blow and
joy will reign supreme" was the way our
squadron party was billed- and the truth
was never truer. Even the members of the
Post Photo Staff had a good time -and
they're a very particular group.
"Welcome back" to Pfc. Ritchie, the
King of the Kokes...Our boys as a unit
are happyto see that Major Hunter's tal-
ents have been recognized via the gold
leaf route...S/Sgt. Van Weeldon had one
of the nicest wedding ceremonies of the
year at our Post Chapel. Happy Honey-
We see by the charges and specifica-
tions that the M.P.'s are cracking down
on "inebriates" like the Allies of North
Africa...That turn-out by the boys for
the personal inspection by Lt. Shields
last Sunday looked like a review of the
King's own Guards.
McClung and McDonald Skeet Champs
Paquin The Theatre's gift to Tyndall
Edrozo --West Coast Tennis Champ
Fleshman School-boy football star.
P.S. Newly-wed Sgt. Marshall and his
bride are now in the midst of honeymoon
"daze". -Sgt. Sam Schun
A "Q.M. QUIPS"
Hearty "WELCOME" is extended by all
the boys to Cpl. Ray Gross, who is with
us again after having spent several mon-
ths in the Post Hospital.
"One must really know his stuff to
play a violin", says our boy John Pitzi-
caddo Naples, who played with the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra in Pre-war days. He
was demonstratingto some friends recent-
ly how to play with the bow underneath
the strings. He says that he only fid-
dles that way at "certain" times.
Lts. Charles Widlitz and Henry Posden
have just received their gold bars at
Camp Lee, Virginia, and we all wish them
the best of luck. Other lieutenants to-
be from our organization areas Sgt. Joe
Dawson; Cpl. Tom Baldridge; Sgt. Eugene
Hayden; Cpl. Sam Miles; and Pvt. Sam
Schenker. They too, have our "best".
-Pfc. Albert S. Rubin
a44 a ~~ lUFlU
S11 the boys in the Detachment are
wondering what wil] happen after they
finish enclosing the open corridor lead-
ing down to the Detachment Barracks?
Latest rumor is that there will be a
special bus provided to carry the boys
from the low pressure unit to and from
the Mess Hall.
Anyone who desires instruction on mak-
ing their bed as it should be done, see
Pfc. Joe Smith. They say he is giving
lessons to the new boys.
Sgt. Terrell proved he was in Memphis
Tennessee, by S/Sgt. Gering, who was in
Hot Springs, Arkansas. The boys really
dq get around these days...Pfc. McMur-
trie says that Atlanta, Georgia, is the
best city in the U.S.A. It wouldn't be
that special girl friend he found there?
'Was up at the new Post Dispensary the
other day. The boys have a swell place
up there, and they tell me that they're
kept busy night and day. Nice work, fel-
Seen around the hospitals Sgt. Timko
looking for the Flight Surgeon; Cpl.
Walker eating early chow; Cpl. Maxwell
listening to the War news; Cpl. Lowers
lecturing on how to keep a sick book
straight; Pvt. McAmis sleeping anytime
he can; and M/Sgt. Cherney reading the
Here's hoping Sgt. Laubly is back next
week. -Sgt. Mullins
F r"FINANCE FANFARE"
From deep in the heart of Texas by way
of the Recruit Detachment, come five new
students to the Finance Schools Pvts.
Fohner, Ferguson, McAleer, Neuman and
We've now got representatives from
every state in the Union except Brooklyn.
...Pvt. J.J. Berry can beat out the "St.
Louis Blues" on the new check writer
while typing at a breakneck speed.
Everyone is pepped up at the news in
Africa. The Finance Yardbird can't keep
up with events, they're moving so fast.
"Bizerte", he says, "Ain't that something
you have at the end of a dinner?"
If you're going by the cleaners will
you drop my shirt? -Cpl. Felix Leon
Our congratulations and best wishes go
to Sgt. Karl Boehmer, an ex-Guardian,
who has just won his "Silver Wings."
Most of our boys on furlough have re-
turned and look none the worse for wear.
HATBAND JOTTINGS Pvt. (German Meas-
les) Lambert claims that he can't get
enough sleep, so the boys are going to
buy him a can of Ovaltine...After what
happened the other night, Sgt. T. Mar-
shall has a decided aversion to goats.
The fact that he found one in his bed
might have something to do with it. Baa.
...They claim that Sgt. Dodd drills him-
self in his sleep to keep in practice.
"Buy Bonds and give Hades to Heiling
Heels'." -Cpl. Sam Marotta
"THE RED BIRDS"
Ihe squadron extends a rather belated
"Welcome" to Lt. Hutchins. He is our
new Adjutant, and hails from Massachu-
Most of us will admit that we have
been putting off the purchase of WAR
BONDS. We all have good intentions, but
it seems that something always comes up
which makes us decide towait until "next
month" to buy them. Lt. Keim says that
the new year may seem far off, but it
isn't. Let's make this one of our reso-
lutions- to BUY BONDSI
Competition is a great thing- and we
consider our Day Room tobe the finest on
the Field. All non-believers are cord-
ially invited to see for themselves.
-The Orderly Room Staff
eventeen recruits joined us this week
and for convenience's sake, we'll call
them all "Joe." Glad to have you with
us, "Joel" Also, a "howdy" to Lt. Ward,
who recently joined the company. Lt.
Gilmore is preparing to leave for anoth-
er station, and Lt. Drain has gone to
Apalachicola to join the Ordnance outfit
SQUADRON JOTTINGSs T/4 Huff took a 3-
day pass and returned a married man.
Best of luck, Huff...What Technician Ser-
geant is getting his name mentioned in
the Panama City society column?...T/5
Ratley is back from furlough (?) as is
T/5 Moore and Pvts. Durst and Koester...
Sgt. Parker still bets on Alabama...Pfc.
Pappas was seen shooting skeet from the
hip... -S/Sgt. Kenneth Witham
Wonder what is so interesting at the
local cemetery as to bring Ist/Sgt. Car-
penter and S/Sgt. Trombitas to it in the
wee hours of the morning. Tell us fel-
lows, have you discovered hidden loot?
Our local Medical Detachment is really
going in for human guinea pigs; most of
the men are already complaining of an
internal "draft" from their perforated
arms., "Needling" honors goto Cpl. Allen
who supervises all executions and hang-
"Strong Arm" Kenda is now working for
the local brush company. He found out
from the Quartermaster the other day
that there are profits to be made, pro-
vided that you carry the right brands.
How 'boot that, Sergeant, do ya' want to
tell u3 more?
Anyone who would like to have the fund-
amentals of fishing taught to them may
consult with S/Sgt. Anderson. The Ser-
geant is a past master of the sport. In-
cideritally, he "hails" from the fishiest
state in the Union, Wisconsin.
We are very proud of the excellent re-
cord made bycour Line Chief, M/Sgt. Pass-
wairers and his crew. Their fine work
ha.s been commended by Colonel Maxwell at
T'yndall Field. Our hats are off to them
f.'or their remarkable feat. These men
are doing much to add to the strong arm
of Uncle Sam, who will crush the oppres-
sors 'round the world.
'Wonder what sort of feminine plight
* is stirring so many faces up inHeadquar-
ters lately? Particularly, two busom
buddies (NCO's), who remain inseparable.
S/Sgt. Baber has looked "under the weath-
er" lately, especially in the A.M., just
before reporting for work. Could it be
the cattle who idle near your home, Ser-
S/Sgt. Elliot walked into the movie-
house the other evening, and the roar
from the audience was devastating- must
have been what you brought along with
Friday marked the opening of our Non-
Commissioned Officers' Club. Our hats
are off to the officers of the Club who
were responsible for bringing about the
opening so quickly: lst/Sgt. Carpenter;
S/Sgt. Elliot; and S/Sgt. Trombitas.
Our weekly sewing "bee" is held every
Monday night. This all came about through
the suggestion made by S/Sgt. Pinion.
that the ladies from the Service Club
downtown be asked to come out to the
Field on Monday nights for the purpose
of sewing any discrepancies in the fel-
lows' uniforms. Of course this bee is
combined with a little music via a juke
box. Nothing like a little musical en-
tertainment to make the evening more en-
joyable. And the fact that refreshments
are served does nothing to lessen the
S/Sgt. Manning seems to have left some-
thing at Tyndall Field. Every time a
plane goes back, Sgt. Manning is always
ready to accompany it. He claims there
is so much that can be done on his ship
there, and yet, when the plane returns,
nothing seems to have been done on itt
How come, Sgt.?
Needed at once s An able-bodied detec-
tive who will stick on the job until it
is completed. "Pop" Passwaters leaves
for town almost daily, and yet he always
disappears without leaving a single tra-
ce as to his whereabouts. He seems to
vanish into the thin air, so uncanny is
The stork is still "A.W.O.L." as far
as Joe Wright is concerned. Searching
parties have been organized for the miss-
ing bird. He has been over-due for five
Our softball diamond has been completed
and we send ample warning to Tyndall men.
We would certainly hate to beat you in
everything. Even we have a code of eth.
ics. -Sgt. W. J. Murphy
TYNDALL KEGLERS SOON TO BOWL ON FIELD AS
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON 8 ALLEYS
Bowling will soon be added to means of
diversion available on the Post for en-
listed and officer personnel at Tyndall
Since Uncle Sam doesn't put funds in
the budget for such entertainment build-
ings, erection of the structure, a 52x150
foot building which will house eight
alleys,is being accomplished with "G.I."
labor and salvaged building materials.
Cost of the alleys will be pro-rated
among the squadrons, each contributing
from funds they now hold as a profit from
operation of cold drink machines and
pool tables in their day rooms.
The Quartermaster Corps has announced
that due to the unusual conditions, no
date of completion can be approximated.
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER S 90 99
GENERAL: (5 points each)
1. What famous character in a book
was carved from wood?
2. In what countries are sombreros
3. Who wera the two leading "stars"
in the picture "It Happened One Night"?
4. To whom does the nickname "Tommy
ARMYt (5 points each)
1. When is the status "AWOL" changed
2. Who is Major General Ira Eaker?
3. Who heads the United States Army
Air Forces in the North African cam-
P .,S 5 points each)
Who is Tyndall Field's Athletic
an.. creation Officer?
Z. Stand, nock draw, hold, release,
arY positions in what sport?
What organization won the Tyndall
Field Bowling Tournament last year?
4. Name the three major collegiate
football teams that are still undefeat-
ed and untied?
GEOGRAPHYs (5 points each)
1. What is an Isthmus?
2. Where is New South Wales?
3. Which is nearer to the Island of
Sicily, Tunis or Tripoli?
4. What is the capital of Texas?
1. Ingot is a
a. bar of wood.
b. bar of metal.
c. bar of candy
4. Icon is a
b. image ,
c. book ir er.
THANKSGIVING DAY POT LUCK --
1 j2 '3 4 S
I' I I I
(4 points each)
2. Itinerary is a
a. route of journey.
c. fire bomb.
5. Italics is a
a. st-.le of print ..-p
b. old Antiqse
1. Thanksgiving day
6. Nordic masculine name
7. The most famous of
all "Motcrt -(Abbr.)
9. "Be Pre2ared" is one,
aes is "Semper Fidelis"
10. All over (Abbr.)
11. Answer (Phonetically)
12. A blue eagle no longer
14. Where the shortest
gunner usually sits.
15. Not well
16. Well which receives
drain and sink refuse
3. Iris is a
a. part of the eye.
b. elbow bone.
c. large bird.
6. Ibis is a
a. precious stone.
t. wading bird.
T-~The size of "G.I."
servings of turkey
2. He of the Price Admin-
istration. (1st name)
3. "Nertsl" without the "N"
5. Full of disdain
8. That which we have, and
yet everybody is afraid
that we haven't
9. Babies cry for hert
13. What ---- you?
The Yardbird SE2
The ole Yardbird is feeling mo than sumwhut pert rite-now on account uv i is now
wun kwarter thru this here schule. By the time yall reeds this I will be in
primerry but I don't know whur i is. Whut I meens is that i aint left yet but by
the time this here is printed I will be, but i aint got no idee where bouts.
Kind of hope it's sooth Carrylina on account uv I is bin writing a purty littel
redhaided gurl their in the lonely harts klub in the western magazeen that I wun
a supscripshun to selling pink salve.
All this hear drillin, calisthenics, an inspeckshuns is most probably dun me
sum gud. i imagines it will be invalyuble at thurty thousand feet ter know how
ter do an aboot fase an be abul ter dubble time five miles, iff'n yall nose whut
Incidentally, i is dun lernt a nuw way uv whuppin submarines. They puts a
green paint whut is jest the culur uv water on the oshun. Whin they cums to the
top it sticks onto the peeker an the man don't realize he's at the top an keeps on
risin, an whin he gits ter a altitood of aboot a thousand feet they opin up on him
with anty aircraft guns. Pussynully, I don't bigger its praktikal. Well, I
reckon i'd better be agoin----------The Yardbird (No. 1)
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TYNDALL SPORT SLANTS
Until we get a direct wire from the
Station Hospital to the P.R. Office,
we're going to have to take our news
from there as it comes, mainly via
carrier pigeon. (Delayed enroute).
The latest "hot" news from that sec-
tor is that Major Cleo Miller is the
Field's un-crowned champion of the
tennis courts. Tyndall's Chief of
Surgical Services defeated Lt. Glen
Heathers of the Psych Research Detach-
ment in the finals of the Offi-
cers' net tourney.
The Major's secret of success, in his
own words, is, "My forte is chasing
after everything." Judging from the
fact that most of his matches were de-
cided in straight sets, the Major seems
to have discovered quite a successful
His un-orthodox style is a result of
original form and a smattering of
book learning ( on tennis, of course).
Observers claim that his sharp curving
right-handed serve was exceptionally
difficult to handle on the sandy court.
Down Apalachicola way we hear that
Lt. Herman is using all his spare ti-
me in devising new plays for his bask-
etball team. He is determined to win
at least one game. To date, his team
has battled furiously in each contest
but only to end up on the tail end of
the score. The boys there console him
with the fact that the law of averages
is bound to catch up with his team.
HIGH SCHOOL GROUP TO PERFORM ON FIELD
On Monday evening, November 23, the
men at Tyndall will be treated to an
unusual musical program at the "Rec"
Hall. The program will be offered by
members of the Musio Department of the
Bay County High School, under the su-
pervision of Miss Esther McQuagge.
Popular instrumental and vocal num-
bers will be featured by the girls and
all personnel are cordially invited to
attend. Lt. N.N. Zemo, Special Servi-
ces Officer, has announced that the
program will begin at 7:30 P.M.
ANSWERS TO ?????
GENERAL: Pinocchio; In countries of
Spanish and Portuguese influence; (Lt.)
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert; To
"privates" in the British Army.
SPORTS: Lt. Harbin B. Lawson; Archery;
The Quartermaster Detachment; Boston
College, Georgia and Georgia Tech.
ARMYs When a company commander, after
thorough investigation believes that an
absentee does not intend to return,
or, that he quit his organization to
avoid hazardous duty or to shirk im-
portant service. A soldier will not
be carried AWOL for more than 20 days,
unless the company commander has reason
to believe that he has intentions to
return; He is the U.S. Bomber Com-
mander in Great Britain; Brig. General
GEOGRAPHY: A narrow neck of land con-
necting two larger areas of land; In
Austrailia; Tunis; Austin.
YOUR VOCABULARY: Bar of metal; Route
of journey; Part of the eye; Image;
Style of printed type; Wading bird.
ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S "X" WORD PUZZLE
K t M
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.0 A T E S
N A RE A S
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There will be a meeting of the
A. & R. Representatives of all
organizations at the "Rec" Hall
on Monday night, November 23rd, at
H/e made a pass at her,
r She made a pass at him;
When the smoke of battle cleared
His eye-sight had grown diml
A Master of Ceremonies, having "laid
an egg" came back quickly with: "You'll
have to laugh much faster- I'm in 1-At"
\ Sgt.: "They say petting is her weak-
"MAI1 FUNCTION SAYS, "I'M THE DROOP WHO KNEW IT ALL ness. Didn't you have a date with her
AND CAUGHT MY HEAD IN THE LOWER BALLi last night?"
J Yardbird: "Yes, and take it from me,
Three things sha's not weakt"
Eternal- which we can't
Very well discard
Are Heaven, Yardbird: "The War news is so good
Hell, this week that the "duration" must be
And Interior Guard! over and we are now serving the "six
(Cpl. S. Marotta)
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THANKSGIVIN(I a. I. TYNDALL
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CAPTAIN MCCLELLAN SENDS LETTER OF
THANKS TO FRIENDS AT TYNDALL FIELD
Word was received last week that
Captain Ammon McClellan will be con-
fined to his hospital bed at Maxwell
Field for a longer period than origi-
nally expected. Tyndall's P.R.O. was
injured in a landing accident at the
Marianna Field several weeks ago.
The Captain recently wrote a letter
to his staff expressing deep appreci-
ation for the manner in which they have
carried on their work here in the Pub-
lic Relations Office in his absence.
He also expressed sincere thanks for
the package he received from his fri-
ends at Tyndall. "No one could have
any more loyal friends than you have
proven to be in these distressing and
painful hours...The effortand kindness
you have shown...makes me feel deeply
SATURDAY, November 21
Jeanette MacDonald Robert Young
SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 22-23
"The Navy Comes Through"
Pat O'Brien George Murphy
"The Glass Key"
"YANK", ARMY WEEKLY, TO FEATURE AIR
FORCES IN SPECIAL ISSUE ON DEC. 2ND
In an all out aerial blitz, "YANK",
The Army Weekly will publish a special
Air Forces Issue on December 2.
The issue will include a smashing
cover picture of a war plane in action
and will be filled with articles,
stories, gags, cartoons and history of
and about the Army Air Forces.
Special Air Force posters will be
sent out by "YANk" for display in all
exchanges, where soldiers will be able
to buy copies for a nickel per. Feat-
ure article of the issue will be a
thorough, illustrated summary of air
developments and achievements of the
Air Forces in the present War.
Prospective entrants to "YANK'S"
"Nuts to the Axis" contest are reminded
that the deadline is December 10th.
SEND YOURS, NOW1
TUESDAY, November 24
"The Moon and Sixpence"
George Sanders Hirbert Marshall
WEDNESDAY, November 25
"Bostun Blackie Goes Hollywood"
Chester Morris Constance Worth
SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 22-23 SUNDAY, MONDAY, November 22-23
"Road to Morocco" "Just Off Broadway"
Crosby-Hope and Lamour Lloyd Nolan Marjorie Heaver
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, November 24-25 TUESDAY, November 24
"War Against Mrs. Hadley" "Girl From Alaska"
Fay Bainter Edward Arnold Jean Parker Ray Middleton
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, November 26-27 WEDNESDAY, November 25
"The Glass Key" "Unholy Partners"
Brian Donlevy Veronica Lake Edward G. Robinson Laraine Day
SATURDAY, November 28 THURSDAY, November 26
"Call of the Canyon" "H.M. Pulham, Esq."
Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Hedy Lamarr Robert Young
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT FRIDAY, SATURDAY, November 27-28
"Now Voyager" "Arizona Terror"
Bette Davis Paul Henreid Don (Red) Barry Lynn Merrick