Vol. 1 No. 45 Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Tyndall Field, Fla., Dec. 5, 1942
"G.I.S"TO SELECT "MISS TYNDALL FIELD"
LEAVE TYNDALL FOR NEW ASSIGNMENT
AT FORT MYERS
LT. COLONEL DANIEL W, JENKINS and LT.
ROBERT T. BEAN, who left Tyndall'
Department of Training last week to
assume duties at Fort Myers' new In-
. structers' School.
Lt. Colonel Jenkins, Tyndall's Di-
rector of Training, came here on Oct-
ober 24, 1941, from Eglin Field where
he was serving as Executive Officer.
Lt. Robert Bean came here as a cadet
shortly afterwards to serve on the
Colonel's staff and at the time of his
departure he was the Department's Di-
rector of Academic Training.
THE CAMELS ARE COMING!
THE CAMEL CARAVAN, UNIT III
WILL ARRIVE AT TYNDALL FIELD ON
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14TH
TWO SHOWS POST THEATRE
6:30 P.M, 8W30 P.M.
ENLISTED MEN TO VOTE FOR 36 CANDIDATES
SELECTED BY TYNDALLETTES IN "PRIMARY"
Before going into any details con-
cerning the "TARGET" sponsored contest
to determine "Miss Tyndall Field", the
staff of this paper wishes to give
fair warning to the Field's enlisted
For the next five weeks you men will
be subject to every feminine wile that
has ever been used- with new ones add-
ed. The girls who have been selected
as candidates are each determined to
win, and may even go to the extent of
buying you "cokes"in order to get your
vote. Fellows, be MENI- don't settle
for anything less than a date in a car
with four good tires!
And now for the contest. Each de-
partment on the Field has been asked
to select a certain number of candi-
dates for the honor of being voted
"Miss Tyndall Field". Most of these
candidates have already had their pho-
tographs taken, and by Tuesday, all
will have "looked their purtiest" for
S/Sgt. Bill Castle and Cpl. Si Upchurch
of Post Photo.
Beginning with next week's issue and
continuing for the following three
weeks, the portraits of nine candidates
will appear weekly in the "TARGET".
Accompanying the photos will be a bal-
lot (a sufficient number of extra ones
will also be provided) and every "G.I."
on the Post is asked to cast one bal-
lot each week for one of the nine girls
pictured that week.
On January 9th, the "TARGET" will re-
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SOLDIER, WHITHER GOEST THOU?
Young soldier, wither goest thou?
I go to fight for justice, for the holy cause of the peoples of the earth,
and for the sacred rights of human-kind.
Blessings upon your arms, young soldier!
Young soldier, whither goest thou?
I go to fight to free my brothers from oppression, to break their bonds and
the chains of the world.
I go to fight that the many may not be the prey of the few, to lift up the
heads that are bowed, and to strengthen the knees which falter.
Young soldier, whither goest thou?
I go to fight that each man may eat in peace the fruit of his labour; to dry
the tears of little children who cry for bread, and to whom the answer comes --
there is no more bread -- another has taken all that remained for us.
Young soldier, whither goest thou?
I go to restore to those whom their oppressors have thrown into the depths
of the prison house the fresh air which they would breathe, and the light which
their eyes seek in the darkness.
Young soldier, whither goest thou?
I go to cast down the barriers which divide the peoples of the earth and
will not let them join their hands like the sons of the same father, destined to
live together in the unity of brotherhood and Christian charity.
Young soldier, whither goest thou?
I go to fight for the eternal laws given from on high, and for the justice
which guards the rights of mankind, and for that love which assuages the sorrow
that is the lot of mortal sin.
May the blessings of God be upon your arms, young soldier!
(By a poet-priest of the France of Joan of Arc)
NOTICE There will be a special Protestant Service at the Post Chapel, at 12S30
P.M. on Monday, December 7th, observing "Pearl Harbor Day".
Catholic observation of "Pearl Harbor Day" will be combined with the
celebration of Holy Day of Obligation, at 5 P.M. on Tuesday, December 8th.
A.M .... 9.................. Mass
A.M...Protestant Sunday School
A.M...Mass- Recruit Detachment
A.M........ .Protestant Worship
P.M....Colored Worship Service
P.M....Recruit Worship Service
6S30 A.M.......... ... .........Mass
12s30 P.M.........Noon-Day Devotions
6s30 P.M..Catholic Novena Devotions
7500 P.M...........Protestant Choir
6s30 P.M..........Instruction Class
6-- 30 A.M.................... ....Mass
6:00 P.M.............Jewish Service
6s30 A.M...................... Mass
6 30 P.M................Confessions
For the benefit of both Officers and
Enlisted Men who Lre interested in good
music, we would like to call attention
to the Community Concerts being planned
for Panama City this season. Member
ships can be purchased at the Library
in the Chamber of Commerce Building in
P.C. until next Friday evening, when the
membership drive closes....Chaplain Fin-
nerty asks that credit for the Assoc-
iated Press published 'Letter to Jack-
On Marriage" (from the Nov. 22nd "TAB-
GET') be given to the "Chaplain's Ex-
change" sponsored by the University of
Notre Dame....Incidentally, Capt. Noble
walked into the Chapel the other day
and mistook Lt. Keiser (who was measur-
ing the alter for a carpet) for Chaplain
Wester. It must have been Lt. Keiser's
glow since the opening of the new PJ..
that did it...And did you hear about the
"Colonel" down on the line who is the
latest member of the "Bring 'Em Down
with the Wheels Up" club? It must be
the Gremlins.....Belated birthday greet-
ings to Colonel Moore, Q.M. Dec. 1st
was the day.....Lt. Shofner of Finance
was all smiles last pay day- Mrs. Shof-
ner gave birth to a brand new, crisp,
baby girl- they named her "Mike" because
they were hoping for a boy. (He must
have been *redlined")...Colonel Maxwell
is away on D.S. and Lt. Colonel Luper
has "power of attorney" in his absence.
....Lt. Zemo, new Special Services Offi-
cer Is off to school, and Captain Wise-
man is back in the saddle again...Op-
erations tells us that what the flying
line needs is more pilots' meetings
with the morale building effect of the
one held several Wednesdays ago......Lt.
J.N. Bigbee, acting P.R.O., wrote the
original story for "Wildcat" which was
shown in the Post and Ritz Theatres
last week.....It is LT. COLONEL BRUA and
CAPTAIN CASEY now. Congratulations !....
Scene on Friday- "Three men on a leap"-
Major Howell, driving, Lt. Hester. rad-
iator, and Lt. Singleton bringing up
the rear....We hear that Lt. Patteson
had "difficulty" at the water tower
during his tour as O.G. last week....Lt.
Dewey H. Gossett writes us from Santa
Anna, Cal., that he's awaiting shipping
orders from there. He sends regards to
all the gang.
There is really nothing left to say
about the new P.X., except that it's co-
lossal. One of the counter-girls confi-
ded that she felt "just like Cinderella"
...Perhaps so. But despite the new sur-
roundings. we've already received com-
plaints that the "service is familiar"..
Then there's Pfc. Wood of the File Room
who received a request from "Orders" for
the "201" on "Kris Kringle" and Wood
spent ten minutes trying to find it...We
hear that the Tyndallettes are going to
start wearing grass skirts to carry out
the palm tree motif....Cpl. Ellis of the
Medics wants it known that he's leaving
for a course at the Flight Examiners'
Ass'ts. School.....Even tho June is long
gone, the marriage toll continues to
rise. S/Sgt. Banks of the "Old Timers"
took a furlough to end his single troub-
les..And Sgt. Mueller of the same outfit
has a little nest in Cove Gardens. com-
plete with lace curtains and wiie....Ha-
keem (the great) came back from furlough,
not married, but ready'and willing..Does
anybody remember when all you needed to
go to town was a pass?...Down at Apalach
things seem to be at that stage where
the men are using aliases during their
hours of leisure.*..And Pfc. Grasso. the
"Coke" Baron, tells friends that business
is so good these days that he can afford
to take off Sundays....Pfc. Schaeffer of
Ordnance, upon hearing about the new
short hair-cut edict, rushed into the
orderly room, tmre off his hat, and said
proudly, "I seen my duty and I done it!"
.....T/Sgt. MacLaren of the "Static Cha-
sers" says the reason Tyndall pilots do
not need a radio beam for the Field is
that they can smell the paper mill fifty
miles out, and that is very accurate, no
matter which way the wind blows..lst/Sgt
Taylor and Cpl. Vidrine of the "Gunner-
Makers" were discovered last Monday night
trying to hew a new path between P.C.
and T.F. We suggest that next time they
leave the reservation they take a guide
and a good road map along...Cpl. (Sweet-
William) Hunter of the "Redbirds" has
been complaining ofa chest ailment since
his return from a 3-day pass. Reports
from Deadwood are that a girl gave him a
bear hug and he couldn't stand the pres-
sure... < ;-rca_, .
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
On October 24, 1941, Lieutenant Col-
onel Daniel W. Jenkins came to Tyndall
Field to direct the formation of what
was soon to be the nation's largest
Flexible Gunnery School, under the com-
mand of Colonel Warren A. Maxwell.
In the thirteen months that followed,
Colonel Maxwell, Colonel Jenkins and
the handful of Officers and enlisted
men who were "in at the beginning" have
watched a series of empty buildings
on a stretch of sand grow into the
full-fledged, college-like Gunnery Sch-
ool that it is today.
Through trial and experimentation the
Department of Training's "pioneers"
have evolved the intensive and compact
course that is being taught today.
New additions and corrections will
always be made, but the foundation has
been completed. And now the men who
laid that foundation are being called
away to teach elsewhere what they have
Lt. Colonel Jenkins and Lt. Bean both
were Tyndall "pioneers", and although
our "good-byes" are filled with regret,
we know that their new assignment calls
for the qualities which they posses
the most of- leadership and ability.
The Field has definitely "become of
age". The new Post Exchange, undoubted-
ly one of the finest in the country, at
last offers the men on the Field some-
thing better than they can get in town.
The smiles of contentment now replac-
ing the growls can be traced directly to
the knowledge that a soft, comfortable
booth is available at the PX when the
going gets "too tough".
It was a festive week-end for the
Dutch and Jewish boys of Tyndall Field.
The Dutch boys gathered at a local hotel
on Saturday night to begin their over-
night celebration of "St. Nicholas'"
On Sunday evening, a party, in obser-
vance of the "Feast of Lights" was tend-
ered to the Jewish boys by the Jewish
families of Panama City. Pvt. Bill Tar-
agin, the Field's Jewish Spiritual Lead-
er, was in charge of the arrangements.
The gathering, highlighted by a short
address from Chaplain Finnerty, was con-
cluded with the digtr4bution of gift
packages. The entire affair was a credit
to those who sponsored it.
IT'S STILL YOUR BEST BET BUY BONDS!!
That new set of silver leaves down here
at the hospital belongs to none other
than the Surgeon, R.S. Brua. Congratula-
tions on the promotion, Lt. Col. Brual
At long last we have discovered what
happens to "Lily of the Valley" Walker's
discarded newspapers. Miss Duffy solved
the problem for Grover Dean.
The laboratory and X-Ray have been
long awaiting the return of Pruitt and
Sedmak. We understand that the former
gained something more than a knowledge
of laboratory technique in that three
The bald spot recently acquired by Pvt.
John Fanning results from a constant
bumping against the dental chair light.
Don't you know that it's there, John?
The addition of Lt. Bound, M.C. to the
hospital staff is welcomed by the other
members of the personnel.
We wonder if S/Sgt. Gering had that
extension onthe pass to recuperate after
that Georgia Tech.- Georgia game?
"Two strike" Volk returned with his
Mercury, but not the main item of that
pass to Cincinnati. Tough, we say.
-Sgt. Charles S. Laubly
Last Tuesday evening "The Rythm Pil-
ots" were part of the new radio show
prepared by our Public Relations Office.
* It was a grand show and in the near fut-
ure it appears that the show will be
aired over the NBC network, giving Tyn-
dall Field the recognition it deserves
in the Southeast.
What a grand sight it was finally see-
ing Ned Betts ina suit of G.I. fatigues.
I couldn't write an appropriate descrip-
tion of him but Tom Meisier gota picture
of it which will probably cost Ned a
fortune to buy back.
Slugger Thomas' batting average still
is way off. The only thing that could
save "Slugger" is to have Eli Culbertson
join the Band.
-Cpl. Wm. J. Higbee
We sure have a wonderful outfit. We'-
ve got the stripes and pay and new Day
Current betting odds on coming pool
tournament are Fournier 6-5, Hartbeck,
2-1, Robinette, 3-1, Prechutko, 4-1,
Believe it or not department:- Fur-
loughs are beginning, but the hard-heart-
ed Department Heads just won't give
Sgt. Joe Hymans "The man who broke the
bank at Monte Carlo" is rounding up a
crack basketball five.
We have royalty in our group. A brot-
her to one of our instructor sergeants,
just married the daughter of an English
Our bunch was given a good reaming by
1st Sgt. "Ole Blood and Thunder" Lee on
account of two or three muggs who are
Everyone is envious of the choice group
leaving for Turret School in Brooklyh.
P.S. They are bringing along their own
Mail Clerk Baker has patented an inven-
tion which cleans windows and at the
same time smacks all soldiers daring to
Colonel Maxwell has pressed the button
marked PRODUCTION and it is going to be
sweat, blood and tears for all us ins-
tructors. -Sgt. Schun
orry, fellows, the reason there has
been no "Brownie" news the past few weeks
is because ye olde reporter has been on
furlough. Now that I am back and raring
to go let's get into some of the business
of the day.
A belated but most sincere welcome to
our new Commanding Officer, Lt. J.J. Reid.
You may count on every one of us for our
loyal support and cooperation, Sir.
Congratulations to Pvt. Kaltenbaugh on
his recent marriage.
Advanced reports have it that Cpl.Jim
Trible will take the "big leap" while on
his furlough. More power to you my fine
feathered friend. It seems that the
bachelors in our unit our getting fewer
Pfc. Ed Sasson and his beautiful wife
were given a nice write up in the Panama
City, News Herald the other day. It has
come to light that Ed is a cousin of Sir
Victor Sassoon, world traveller, finan-
cier and a man who has been reputed to
be one of the wealthiest men in the
world. Line forms on the right boys, be-
It is rumored that a certain supply
"sergeant" has already requistioned a
WAAC to become his assistant, if and when.
S/Sgt. Mclntosh is leaving on furlough
soon but the old home town won't be the
same, will it, Mac?
Staff Sergeant Hash and his "Brownie",
basketball team, started the season off
right well with a win over the "White-
Flashes". The team could still use some
more players and those interested should
contact S/Sgt. Hash immediately. We
were nosed out in the play-offs for the
soft-ball championship, but we are out
to win the court crown---Let's go.
-Cpl. J.J. Freeman
T "FINANCE FANFARE"
o-day, after a week of "Extinguished
Service", Pvt. Eddie Scallet was accep-
ted as a member of the Ancient and Honor-
able Order of Kaypees. Pvt. Scallet st-
arted his career in Mess Hall #1 and was
soon promoted to S.O.S. disher outer in
Mess Hall #3.
"Why," asks Pvt. Al Balliet, "wash
your dirty linen in public, when the
F.P.I. will do it for .045 a lb?"
S/Sgt. Johnny Blazak is off on furlough
to teach those Newark hepsters a few
angles he picked up in Panama City.
If you're wondering whyall the Finance
men are smoking cigars these days, set
your mind at rest. Lt. Shofner has just
become the very proud father of a baby
girl. Congrats, Lt. & Mrs. Shofner,
Appropriately enough, the baby was born
on payday. -Cpl. Felix Leon
Pvt. S. Honig believes in killing two
birds with one stone. While on furlough,
he checked two items off his list as be-
ing completed. He visited New York and
marched down that familiar (not for him,
of course) aisle with the former Miss
Pearl Freedman. We all wish you and the
Mrs., a world of happiness, Honig.
Supply Sgt. Carl P. (Porkchops) Juneau
says he is on a diet and intends to lose
20 pounds before going home on furlough,
However, he seems to be eating more of
those chops since he went on diet than
before. And speaking of Sgt. Juneau, he
ran around all day Monday reminding the
boys to have their laundry in by noon.
After all was said and done, "Porkchops"
discovered that he was the only one who
had failed to turn in his laundry!
When Pfc. Charles Hughes goes home on
furlough, the pride and joy of his life,
C.P. Jr., will ask, "Mamma, who is that
We are all hoping for a speedy reco-
very on the part of Cpl. Krogler, Pfc.
Hicks, 'Pvts. Fortin, Merlino and Graham,
who are convalescing at the Post Hos-
Word reaches us from furloughing Pvt.
Kern, that he is deer (dear) hunting in
good ole' Brattleboro, Vermont. He wri-
tes that if his luck improves we will
all have a taste of venison. We hope
that he is a better shot with a rifle
than he is at the pool table.
We're crying.....SOMEONE SWIPED OUR
WATERMELONI We hope it tasted as good
as it looked. It was expected, but any-
way, Ist/Sgt. Heidema lost a buck on it.
Someone bet him that it wasn't a water-
melon. What was it men...or fellow?
Crush the Axis with CashI Buy WAR
BONDSI -Pfc. V. Del Ponte
ouquets of "Thanks" are handed our
mess hall personnel for the memorable
turkey dinner. We know that the spread
was enjoyed by all, including the girls
from the office, particularly by Miss
Evelyn Russ, who complained of being ill
all afternoon from eating too much.
Let'sall help our bowling team by get-
ting "on the ball"! It's the only way
that our team will be a success.
Cpl. Francis Patrick Curran, known to
some of the boys as "Hank", adds another
bough to his laurels with the suggestion
that, "the most appropriate gift for a
"907er" would be a box of turkish towels
to handle the enormous amount of sweat-
ing out that is being done on the sub-
jects of furloughs and rumors of trans-
It's been in the air lately that Sgt.
McBeth has been after Cpl. Bill Hall to
mimeograph some "Over-time Pay Vouchers"
But Sgt, Porter still insists that when
one belongs to the Army, he belongs to
the Army for 24 hours a day.
Cpl. Hofherr is desperately in need of
gas for his jalopy. Any suggestions as
to how his quota of three gallons per
week can be increased will be greatly
appreciated. The gas station wouldn't
even fill his 50 gallon, or any other,
drum for him the day before the ration-
Is it that Pfc. Leonardi just can't
remember the proper gear shifts on G.I.
trucks, or is it that he believes that
the reverse gear is meant to be used as
a brake? For Primo's personal informa-
tion, there is a gear-shift diagram on
every G.I. vehicle. -Pfc. Albert Rubin
"THE BUZZ BUGS"
(Not to be confused with the 'Chasers)
A though we are newcomers to the "TAR-
GET", we hope that we will be a definite
* asset to its many fine departments.
They tell us that meat is getting sc-
arce but we still have plenty of "hams"
in this ethereal outfit. Perhaps after
you have read this column you may feel
that a few eggs have accompanied the
For those of you who don't know who,
or what, the "Buzz Bugs" are, let me say
that they are members of the mighty Army
Airways Communications System. Would
you like to meet some of its personnel?
Well, there is Lt. William H. Stephans,
our Officer in Charge; then, Charles R.
Allen, N.C.O.I.C., and Chief Airways
Operator Edwin Erwin. (Small, but wow!,
can he burn up the oxygen.)
We also have our own maintenance unit,
of which Sgt. Nathan (N.M.I.) Shapiro
and Pvt. Oscar King are the mainstays.
(If someone could only induce them to
stay longer!). There are also many tower
operators and code men whom you will
meet through this column. Pfc. Joseph
Green is the chief T.O.
We have noticed that there are also
"Static Chasers" on the Post. Well,
over at our station it generally chases
us. We have quite a bit of fun tracking
down the signals- and sometimes we find
There is no telling what the code can
do to one. Why, only the other evening
one of our able men was out without his
coat in a rainstorm and nearly contract-
ed pneumonia. When the sergeant asked
him why he was going around barking his
head off, he replied,"just a head code".
After that crack you might think that
I hailed from the State of Iowa, where
the "Tall Corn Grows."
Let's hear from any and all of our
readers. (If any). (You may both write
if you wish). Criticism as well as flow-
ers will be welcomed. If we warrant
staying in the bull's eye, fire your re-
ports at us. 'Bye now, or, in the Ham's
vernacular, "Seventy-three's and thirty'
-Cpl. H.F. Garrett
N "THE CLOUD HOPPERS"
ow that our orderly room is fixed up
so nicely Sgt. Dugan says he doesn't
mind spendinghis restricted nights "sit-
ting in"...The Mad Russian tells us that
Red Laughlin ably (?) assisted an orch-
estra in town the other night. He got
signed up by a talent scout from the
We never knew 'til now that we had a
fluid-drive expert on our line, and that
is only one of T/Sgt. Jones' accomplish-
ments....Pvt. Warwick is back from fur-
lough- he spent it recuperating from an
operation. He also got rid of some of
that "Ballantine Belly" of his, but wait
until the restriction's lifted.
We'll all miss S/Sgt. Fair when he
goes back to the Windy City, I hope he
brings the mind back with him and we
know that Miss Hunter will miss him.
Will you bring "Jay" back like you said,
Bob?....And Red Laughlin had better get
home quickly before that draft dodger
back home beats him to the punch.
Sgt. Curtis is baby-carriage shopping.
... Wait until Sgt. Lock gets back and
sees his B-26 in the scrap heap....Sgt.
Des Jardinis may come back married man.
Good luck, Wally....What ever became of
Ray Jeskes lip ornament? Some say he
didn't water it enough, but we think it
was shorn because of an order from the
missus. -Pvt. Ed Strong
T "GUNNER MAKERS"
Ihe GM Squadron was recently hit right
between the "devil and the deep blue
sea" when it was officially announced
that several of our number had signed
one of those certificates that often en-
title the boys to quarters and rations
off the Post. S/Sgt. Jack Snoddy, for-
mer vocalist with Guy Lombardo, took the
plunge on Saturday last. S/Sgt. Hubert
Crook journeyed to Georgia to tie the
knot. Sgt. Bob Walker hiked to North
Carolina on a furlough and a preacher
met him at the station. Last but not
least, our C.O.,Lt. A.C. Miller, whip-
ped up to Indianapolis and walked the
"Last Mile". The entire squadron joins
in extending best wishes to our newly
wedded members. Incidentally, our C.O.
now lends an understanding ear to pleas
for furloughs that end up before the
The basketball team started the new
season with a lopsided victory over the
"Redbirds". Hank Chapman threw in 8
buckets from the field to lead all scor-
ers in the 22-2 rout. It looks as tho
we will have one of the strongest teams
on the Field. At least it won't be Sgt.
Ed Moran's fault if we don't.
Bob Ford, popular pro at the Panama
Country Club was "taken over" on his own
course by our Sgt. Ken Craumer. Ken
downed Bob with a two under par score
last Sunday. The Sgt. was Captain of
the F. & M. College golf team and was a
regular on several other of the college's
The "GM" table-tennis team boasts the
best money players on the Field and are
ready for the cup series.
We hope to soon unveil the "Blue-Room"
to the rest of the Field. It will be,
without a doubt, the best one at Tyndall.
S/Sgt. Oral Ledbetter deserves a sincere
vote of thanks for his ingenuity and un-
selfish efforts to give us something
"different". Chairman Leonard C. And-
rews of the Day Room Committee has also
contributed in no small way to the or-
ganization and execution of our plans.
Lt. Miller should also be commended for
his aid and assistance. We can truth-
fully say that as far as the "GM's" are
concerned "something new has been ad-
ded," and we don't mean"Lucky Strike
The composer of this column takes this
opportunity to say adios to a fine bunch
of fellows. OCS at Miami will never be
like this! -Sgt. George Budway
(Ed's note: To George Budway the
"TARGET" wishes the best of luck in his
quest for the coveted gold bars. He has
done a swell job at reporting ana we
know he'll do as well at Miami.)
Sgt. H. Wiley and Sgt. Thrasher (from
another outfit) seem to like Atlanta
over the week-end, or is it the weather
With the Post Radio School rapidly
progressing and the many openings for
radio operators, opportunity is really
knocking. Listen to it, you radio men!
While on the subject of the Radio School
we want to mention the fact that Mr.
Kirby, Chief Sub-Depot radio repairman,
is doing a great job at training some of
the maintenance men. This work is in
addition to and beyond his regular du-
ties and we certainly appreciate it.
Radio operators on this Field are
sweating out operating on a Cub 'plane..
...The man that has shown the most im-
provement in the last two weeks is Pvt.
Kuklis of the "Bluebirds"- keep it up!
-vy7S -Pfc. MacLaren
fce. Glidewell was taken by surprise
one morning this week. A glance at the
Daily Bulletin revealed that he would be
compelled to wear his one stripe- or el-
set....Pvt Berau is going to N.Y.- the
long way- by train...Pvt. Drake's latest
fad is hunting. Hunting game, Berau?...
The big boy of the outfit, De Looch, is
still recuperating from two days in one
week in the metropolis of Apalachicola.
Captain Thorpe paid us a visit before
departing for destinations unknown. We
hated to see the Captain leave, however,
when duty calls, there isn't much we can
do about it. "Good luck, Captain" -Bob,
Bill, Roy and Charlie, the four switch-
Cpl. Fisch just returned off furlough
from Buffalo, where he spent so much
time with little Betty, and he is now
trying to catch up on his sleep....Salu-
tations and all the trimmimgs to Captain
McCollum and his Medical boys; we can
drink our water now as well as bathe in
it....Cpl. Bowman, the "Jack Doyle" of
Apalach, gambles on everything and usu-
ally comes out on top- how 'boot that,
In case anyone is interested in how to
stretch a three-day pass into an eight
day one, he can find out by inquiry from
Pvt. Robinson. He is an expert at it...
Can it be that Cpl. Lynnd's newly sprout-
ed "a la Gable# is a result of his know-
ing a little brunette in Apalach?.....We
wonder what it is that has Klanica cyc-
ling and writing poetry....And could it
be Captain McCollum's drawl that attracts
so many on sick call?
The AAFSETC "NEWS" carried a very
interesting item on its front page re-
cently concerning the speed-up program
over at Tyndall Field. We were under
the impression that Apalach was the one
under the speed contract. Sitting on
this side of the fence, the race between
the mother-base and the Sub-Base looks
like a landslide in favor of the Sub-
Base. Only last week, Tyndall called
for additional planes and, for the past
three weeks this command has had more
than its share of gunners. How 'boot
that, Tyndall? (No signature)
(Ed's. note; If there is anybody at
Tyndall that is qualified and willing to
enter into an enlightening discussion
with these "upstarts" from the Sub-Base,
the "TARGET" will be more than glad to
act as the medium for the "exchange of
ur sympathy goes to that sad group of
men who have just returned from fur-
loughs. Among them is Sgt. Witham, who
still has that far away look in his eyes
especially when he's fondling that lock
of red hair and munching on a plug of
"Bull Durham", or maybe vice-versa.
T/5 Jones says that if you want to buy
a car, see him. He guarantees it to run
on G.I. onion soup. Having tasted said
soup, I doubt it.
Long a source of wonder to us is Pfc.
Tauton. He is the only man we know who
can chew a plug of Sweet Apple on one
side of his mouth, while munching a mess
of peanuts on the other.
From.reliable sources comes the report
that Cpl. Bliznick and Pfc. Yannantuano
are viewing for the honor of taking out a
certain little waitress by the name of
"Ruby", who seems to have eyes only for
Pfc. (send muscles) Pappas. -Cpl. Ponsio
Are you interested in listening to
a twice-weekly session of recorded
concert music during the noon hour?
Do you have recordings which you
would like to loan to this proposed
The Special Services Officerasks
that all persons interested, either
as listeners, or those who have re-
cordings, to send their names to the
"TARGET" as soon as possible.
"SQVER" WAK BONDS SALESMAN
SERGEANT PAUL HAMILTON, of the "Guard-
ians", claims that oneof his occupations
prior to entering the Army was that of a
salesman for one of the leading tobacco
companies. We only mention this because
we knew that somewhere in the recent
past this Bay City, Michigan, boy must
have had some sales experience, and it
turned out that we were right.
Two weeks ago the Sergeant returned
from his furlough and found that during
his absence he had been appointed as his
squadron's War Savings Bonds Represent-
ative. Literally rolling up his sleeves,
Hamilton got his men together, explained
the commom sense of putting as much of
their monthly payroll as they can into
Bonds, and then he let the boys do the
In three days Hamilton received 64 new
applications for pay reservations for
War Bonds. And, the boys didn't do it
in a small way either. The majority of
the applications were for the $25.00
Bonds at the rate of one per month.
Quite a few "Guardians" signed up for
the $6.25 allotment which gives them a
$25.00 War Bond every three months and
several asked for the $10 per month re-
servation which would give them a $25.00
Bond every two months with the surplus
$1.25 going towards another $25.00 Bond.
Sergeant Hamilton has promised the War
Bonds Officer, Lt. Lasker, that- the
"Guardians" will be the first Tyndall
outfit to sign up 100%.
"Lucky Strike Green has gone to War",
and so has one of its former salesman!
COLONEL MAXWELL'S ADDRESS AT WAR BONDS
DINNER BEGINS SUCCESSFUL $15,000 DRIVE
Colonel Warren A. Maxwell was the
principle speaker at a "Woman-At-War
Week" Bond Dinner sponsored by the Pana-
ma City Woman's Club last Tuesday. The
dinner marked the opening of a War Bonds
Drive which in four days resulted in the
people of Panama City purchasing over
$15,000 worth of War Bonds. The success-
ful campaign was carried out by the
Woman's Club with the cooperation of
other women's organizations and local
Colonel Maxwell, in his address, stres-
sed the fact that War Bonds are "the
soundest securities in the world. If
they're not safe, than nothing is safe,"
he declared. "There is only one alter-
native to victory and that is defeat.
There is no middle ground in this War.
Either we win or we lose -- and lose
In speaking of the civilian's part in
the War, the Colonel told his listeners
that his theory of the "Second Front"
is "the supporting front where you and
most of us who cannot get into combat
must fight our war."
In commenting on the post-war world,
the Colonel expressed his belief that,
"the War won't be won until the forces
which wanted the War are utterly des-
troyed. When that day comes, let's not
relax our vigilance as we did in 1919.
This time we must not sink the dread-
naughts of our protection, whether they
are actual battleships and planes and
tanks, or the political and racial and
educational safeguards which we set up
to maintain the peace we covenant.'
TYNDALL GUNNERY CLASS 42-49 TO CELEBRATE
GRADUATION WITH BANQUET AT STUDENT MESS
On Monday, December 7th, some 278 grad-
uating students of Tyndall's Gunnery
School will climax their stiff five-week
course with a banquet tendered to the
officers of their squadron and school.
The boys of 42-49 have not lost sight
of the fact that December 7th commemo-
rates the first anniversary of Jap in-
famy at Pearl Harbor, and at the dinner.
- probably their last together, their
thoughts will no doubt be taken up with
the part they will play in avenging the
Sgt. Richard K. Craig, a member of the
class, has been responsible for the din-
her arrangements and he was aided by
1st Sgt. Ben Schultz of Squadron "C".
Sgt. Craig was called away on an emer-
gency furlough on Friday and the Squad-
ron C.0., Lt. Graydon D. Hubbard is com-
pleting arrangements. Lt. Hubbard announ-
ced that the class had contributed $90
to the Army Emergency Relief Fund.
In addition to Lt. Hubbard and Lt. Don
K. Hill, the guests of honor include;
Lt. Colonel Floyd Hyndman; Lt. Colonel
James R. Luper; Majors Eades, Hunter,
Howell and Newman; Captains Bright, Mor-
gan, MoweryandHinchman; and Lieutenants
Dangler. Dickerman, Broome, Schearn and
FIELD'S FIRST FATHER AND SON COMBINATION
HEAD "BROWNIES" UNUSUAL ROSTER
Tyndall Field's first father and son
combination are shown above as they
stopped work for a moment to pose for
the photographer. PRIVATES RUSSELL W.
MILLER (19), and ELRON R. MILLER (47),
are two of the latest additions to the
"Brownies'" corps of mechanics on the
line. They are natives of Graysville,
Tennessee, and enlisted during the re-
cent recruiting drive. Both had been
assigned to work on the same plane for
several days before anyone knew that
they were father and son.
The "Brownies" also have a cousin com-
bination of Riley and Leon Thomas,'who
had never seen or known about each other
previous to entering the Army. It was
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"MISS TYNDALL FIELD CONTEST"
(Continued from front page)
print the photos of the girls who recei
ved the most number of votes each week,
and from those four girls, the enlisted
men will be asked to vote for their fi-
nal choice for "Miss Tyndall Field".
Three Tyndall Officers have kindly
consented to act as a committee to super-
vise the balloting. They areas Captain
John A. Burkhart,Post Personnel Officer;
Lt. Herman Gundlach, Jr., Quartermaster
Executive; and Lt. Francis Keim, "Red-
If the present plans are followed
through as approved ("enthusiastically")
by Colonel Warren A. Maxwell, the "TAR-
GET" will sponsor a dance in honor of
its first anniversary on the 16th of
January at the "Rec" Hall. At 10:00 P.
M. the dance will be halted temporarily,
and for the first time, the winner of
the contest will be announced and presen-
ted with a $25:00 War Bond. "Miss Tyn-
dall Field" will then be asked to draw
a slip of paper from two containers (one
container filled with names of girls
present and the other with "G.I.'s") and
to each of these two lucky persons will
be given a $10.00 credit in the Post Ex-
Ballot boxes will be stationed at the
Post Theatre, Post Headquarters, Main
Post Exchange and "Line" Post Exchange,
All ballots must be cast before 500 P.
M. on Friday of each week,
A complete list of all the candidates
will be published in next week's "TAR-
"BROWNIES" UNUSUAL ROSTER (Cont.)
while enroute to Tyndall Field from the
Miami Beach Replacement Center that the
boys, engaged in conversation, discover-
ed their relationship, Both are mech-
anics on the line.
The squadron boasts a brother combina-
tion, too. John and Marvin Pennington,
of Panama City. Both were civilian em-
ployees on the Field before enlisting.
In addition to the three sets of rel-
atives, the "Brownies" roster includes
four "Smiths", three "Wests", and two
"Fuchs","Fischers", "Moores", "Worleys",
Did you say "What, no Jones?" But
there is a "Jones", and his first name
is "George". Also there's an "East" and
"West"; a "Brown", "Black" and "Greene";
an "Angel" and a"Bishop"; a "Carpenter"
and a "Naill"; a "Grabb" and "Hash";
and a "Warren G. Harding Hoover"I
What more could you possibly ask for,
Twice we called the photographers over
to "shoot" PVT. MARSHALL GOODMAN, and
both times we shuddered at the result.
We finally agreed that the best way to
picture Marshall was to let him draw
himself. Above is The Pvt. Marshall
Goodman, of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Did you laugh at the cartoon entitled
"A Pack of Luckies and a Root Beer!"?
Do you heed "Malfunction's" advice? Did
you like the "Pay Day -or The G.I. Strip
Tease" series? Did you mail home a copy
of "A New "Student" Arrives"? Did you
recognize your buddies n last week's
"Roll-Call in "Sunny" Florida"? Well,
if you've been chuckling at these "TAR-
GET" cartoons, give credit for your
laughs to Marshall- he's the guy what
The idea for the "Malfunction" series
was originally conceived by S/Sgt. Oral
Ledbetter, although "Malfunction" him-
self -is a Goodman creation. Cpl. Frank
Horn of the drafting staff is the third
member of the trio who "work" on "Mal-
function". About all we want to add on
Goodman is, that in addition to being
handy with the brush, he's the kind of a
guy that can tell you he studied "Bull
Fighting" ad keep a straight face while
GENERALs ( 5 points each)
1. Name the oldest college in the
2. From what is linen made?
3. What Scotch engineer gave his
name to a type of road?
4. What and where is the Bois de
GEOGRAPHYs ( 5 points each)
1. What is the capital of Australia?
2. What two seas does the Kiel canal
3. Between what two states does Lake
4. Where are the Falkland Islands?
SPORTS: ( 5 points each)
1. In what game is a "pawn" used?
2. The Stanley Cup is given to the
champion team in what sport?
3. By whomwasLacrosse first played?
4. Who is referred to as "little
ARMY, ( 5 points each)
1. In warfare what is a mortar?
2. What nickname was given the
ground lying between opposing trenches
or lines in World War 1 ?
3. How many full admirals are there
in the United States Navy today?
TRUE or FALSE
(4 points each)
1. A quart of milk contains 32 ounces? 4. A carp is a prized game fish?
2. The white of an egg is more fatten- 5. A bushel of Irish potatoes weighs
ing than the yoke? exactly 60 pounds?
3. Cream is lighter than an equal vol- 6. A bushel of sweet potatoes weighs
ume of skimmed milk? exactly 46 pounds?
YARDBIRD'S 0 30
BUCK PRIVATE'S 30 60
NON-COM'S 60 90
OFFICER'S 90 99
The Yardbird SEZ-
Great day, the ole yardbird has sho bin kep in a slo hurry this hole weak. Boy,
I is sho stepped inter garbage with both feet. These boys play fur keeps sho
enuff. I takes that bak, they don't play they wurks.
The fust mawnin I wuz hear ma instructor dun tuk me up in.a irplain jest ter git
the feel uv it. I sho did. I felt evur plase I cud grab on ter We wuz sal-
in along reel nise afturhe had skeered me tillmapants crowded by prunin orchurds
with the lef wing an thin he sayed this is a slo roll an all uv a suddin I wuz
looking up at the groun frum between ma heels an whin he maniged ter fite his wayot
I felt like I cud stick ma fingur down ma throte an doddle in ma cawn flakes. I
pulled a reel kwik snow job on the Lawd that if that wuz a slo roll ter pleesenot
let him do no fast un anyways soon. Uv coarse evur time he axed me how I liketit
I showed as minny teeth in a grin as I cud manige an hollered fine jest ter make
him feel like he wuz a sucksess.
Ma oaptin infawmed me that my kolyum wud after be senshured on account uv I
mite give away sum valyubull infomashun an ma fust sgt. stepped up reel kwik an
axed in a mity irritatin fashun iffn he that I wud lern that much, an he slipped
me that ole nauseeatin smile that I is beginin to dislike so much. Sunday I is
gonna lose ma pashunse with that man---sumday. I reckon I better be agoin.-----
The Yardbird (No. 1)
SAY ,GANG, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR
Buy WAR BONDS !
TYNDALL TOMMY ...... LEDBETTER
TOM ARRIVES EARLY FOR A
DATE WITH BEtTY AT THE L S 0
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TO DESTROY DER FACILITIES OOF
DER FIELD. YOU SHEEL HELP USS
SALSO,AMERIKANN, DO NOT
TRY UNN ESCAPE; FORR ETT
WEEL PROVE TO BE
BADT FORR YOU. i.
TYNDALL SPORT SLANTS
The night was clear and crisp and the
Finance boys had just finished paying
off the Field. This was last Monday
night, of course, and the Finance bowlers
were looking forward to "red-lining" the
"69ers" in a pin match. With four mem-
bers of their last year's fairly succes-
sful team on hand, they had good reason
for their high hopes.
To make along story short, Dick Under-
wood was way under par and Johnny Farr
was not the Johnny of last year. Bobby
Costigan bowled as tho he were mourning
Clooney, who was transferred north. In
fact, it was a good thing that Hubie
Anderson was there to score a respect-
able 180 in one of the three games. Sgt.
Lovitt and Hoskinson, both newcomers to
the Finance outfit, did what they could,
but it wasn't enough. However, the
"Wizards" did manage to take the odd
game in a best out of three match.
The "69ers" have two steady bowlers in
Bianco and Ozog who will be heard from
when the chips are down. Cpl. Roscamp
and Pfeiffer and Fraser also turned in
commendable performances on the alleys.
It looks like the "69ers" will be the
team to beat this year and any squadron
that would like to try it can arrange a
game by calling Cpl. Roscamp at #2183.
On the A. & R. front, it looks as tho
the Field's Athletic program has really
gotten under way. Ten squadrons met
last week on the basketball courts and
the remaining ones will meet within the
next few days.
At Thursday night's meeting with Lt.
Lawson plans were discussed for the or-
ganization of a touch-football league
and all squadrons are requested to have
their teams readyby Monday, December 14,
at which time the following schedule
will be followed (All games will begin
at 5:00 P.M.) "Guardians" vs. Finance,
on Monday; Signal vs. "Canaries" -Tues.;
"Redbirds" vs. "Gunner-Makers" Wed.;
"White Flashes" vs. "Brownies" Thurs.;
Medicos vs. Ordmen Fri.; 907 Q.M. vs.
"69ers" Mon., Dec. 21; "Old Timers" vs.
Bandsmen Tues., Dec. 22.
In addition to touch-football, bowling,
table-tennis and pool schedules will
soon be released.
Lt. Lawson also tells us that archery
has become a very popular recreational
sport with the men on the Field. Bows
and arrows may be checked out at the
"Rec" Hall from A. & R. Assistant, Pfc.
Down at Apalach, the Officers again
had difficulty with the E.M.s on the
basketball court. This time the N.C.O.s
downed the officers by a score of 16-7.
Lts. Gottlieb and Loving pacedthe los-
ers, while Sgts. Owings and Carpenter
led the winners.
Here at Tyndall, the "Gunner-Makers"
trounced their first basketball opponents
by a score of 22-2. The "Gunner-Makers"
have several former college stars on
their court squad and should make trouble
for all comers. Sgts. Ken Craumer, Hank
Chapman and P.L. Myers are the boys who
can do it.
ANSWERS TO ?????
GENERALs Harvard; Flax; John Loudon
Macadam; A Park just outside Paris.
SPORTS: Chess; Hockey; North Amer-
ican Indians; Helen Wills.
ARMY: A short piece of ordnance for
throwing shells at high angles; No
Man's Land; Six,-(King, Halsey, Stark,
Leahy, Nimitz, Ingersoll.
GEOGRAPHY: Canberra; The North Sea,
and the Baltic Sea; Vermont and New
York; About 400 miles east of the south-
ern end of South America.
TRUE and False: True; False; True;
False; True; True.
No L T E
A C 'B
SSA,"SMOKED BUTT, TOSSED SAME
FUNCTION STARTED FIRE,LOST PLANE J
Yardbird;- Have you ever tried to give
2nd Dit~i.;- Yeah, but not for long I
didn't want to be selfish about it. I
found out.when I quit, half of my Squ-
adron had to quit too!
Pvt.- "Do you. believe that the tight
clothing a girl wears nowadays stops
Medic.- "No, the tighter her clothing
the more she circulates".
Mess Sgt.- "There's something wrong
with the steak,it tastes queer".
G.I.Cooks- "I can't understand it Sgt.
I did burn it a little, but I rubbed
vaseline on it right away".
THE "I's" HAVE IT
"Injury," said the workman.
"Inattention," said the foreman.
"Inflammation," said the physician.
"Incurable," said the hospital.
"Incredible," said the mourners.
"Interred," said the undertaker,
"In Peace," said the tombstone.
"ARMY HOUR" DIRECTOR PRAISES P.R. STAFF
FOR TYNDALL'S PART IN NOVEMBER 22ND SHOW
Lt. Jesse N. Bigbee, Tyndall's acting
P.R.O., received a highly complimentary
letter this week from Mr. Wyllis Cooper,
"Army Hour" radio show Director, for the
Field's part in the November 22nd edi-
tion of that program.
Mr. Cooper wrote, "...The script was
swell and the whole pickup was one of
the best we have ever had on the show,
Everyone here in Washington certainly
appreciates your wonderful cooperation
and help. You and your staff deserve a
lot of credit for the success of Sunday's
Pvt. Ted Meltzer, newest addition to
the P.R.O. staff and Cpl. Bob Paquin de-
serve quite a bit of praise for their
work on the script, which, incidentally,
dramatized the part that Tyndall's crash
boats play in rescuing plane accident
victims in the waters surrounding this
SATURDAY, December 5
Richard Arlen Buster Crabbe
SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 6-7
Errol Flynn Alexis Smith
NETHERLANDS DETACHMENT OBSERVES BIRTHDAY
OF ST. NICHOLAS WITH TRADITIONAL PARTY
The officers and enlisted men of Tyn-
dall's Netherlands Detachment celebrated
the birthday of their traditional Yule-
tide favorite, St. Nicholas, with a week
end party. The festivities began on
Saturday at 800 P.M. at the Dixie Sher-
man Hotel in Panama City, and lasted un-
til early Sunday morning. It was staged
in the manner that was customary in
their native land.
All entertainment and refreshments
were prepared and offered in Dutch style 1i
by the boys themselves. A large part of
the entertainment consisted of singing
and the telling of Jokes and stories in
Previous to the party, a motor convoy,
headed by "St. Nicholas",toured tha main
thoroughfares of Panama City.
Among the honored guests were Colonel
and Mrs. Clifford J. Moore and Lt. Col-W
onel and Mrs. James R. Luper.
TUESDAY, December 8
"Eyes In The Night"
Edward Arnold Ann Harding
WEDNESDAY, December 9
"Behind The Eight Ball"
The Rits Brothers
THURSDAY. FRIDAY, December 10-11
"Springtime In The Rockies"
Betty Grable John Payne
SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 6-7
"You Were Never Lovlier"
Fred Astaire Rita Hayworth
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, December 8-9
"Eyes In The Night"
Edward Arnold Ann Harding
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, December 10-11
"Across The Pacific"
Humphrey Bogart Mary Astor
SATURDAY, December 12
"Deep In The Heart O Texas"
Robert Stack Anne Gwynne
SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 6-7
"Mrs. Wigge Of The Cabbage Patch"
Fay Bainter Carolyn Lee
TUESDAY, December 8
Allen Lane Lita Conway
WEDNESDAY, THRUSDAY, December 9-10
"Tarzan's Secret Treasure"
J. Weissemller M. O'Sullivan
FRIDAT,, SATURDAY, December 11-12