S741 BALLOTS CAST IN 1" WEEK'S VOTING
CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES AT TYNDALL FIELD
While many of Tyndall's men may be
"Dreaming of a White Christmas" in
S vain, the Yuletide parties being plan-
ned for this coming week should pro-
vide ample diversion for our "Snow-
In addition to the numerous depart-
mental parties that will be held, the
Special Service Office announces that
the affair of the week will be held on
Wednesday evening, at 8s30 P.M. in the
There will be no admission charge
for this dance and all enlisted men
are invited to attend. The "Victor-
ettes" will be there and refreshments
and entertainment will be offered.
The "Rec" Hall will be decorated in
keeping with the Christmas theme.
On Saturday, December 26th, Chaplain
Finnerty has announced that there will
be a special party for the children of
Tyndall's military and civilian per-
Parents are asked to have their
children on the Post at 3s15 P.M. so
that they can ride down to the line at
3s30 to meet Santa Claus as he arrives
by plane. After meeting Santa, the
children will be taken to the Post
Theatre, where Santa will be their host
at 4,00 P.M. Gifts and goodies will
be distributed to all.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CHAPEL SERVICES
Midnight Mass...............12,00 P.M.
Protestant Worship..........lOs00 A.M.
Mass ........... *...........11s15 A.M.
MISS JOSEPHINE GRIMuLT EMERGE VICTOR
BY 15 VOTES FIRST WEBX'S BALLOTING)
It was close, ape, closer than an-
ticipated. "A oafortable lead, a
rally, a tie, and then across the tape'
leading by fifteen votes," was the
play by play description of Niss Jose-
phine Grimsley's victory over the eight
other first week candidates in the
"Miss Tyndall Field" Contest.
The three candidates hottest on the
heels of the finalist Headquarters can-
didate were Miss Mabel Silva, Miss Pay
Williams and Miss Lucille Baggett.
It has come to the attention of the
"TARGET" that the men are still not
certain of the voting procedure. We
therefore orwill repeat that, "Every man
is expected to vote once each week for
one of the nine candidates pictured
that week." The girl receiving the
highest number of votes each week will
be entered in the finals, at which
time the men of Tyndall will select
one o those four girls for their final
choice as "Miss Tyndall Field".
Pictures of this week's candidates
appear in this issue and also, 4"x6"
photographs cf the contestants are dis-
played in the soda fountain section of
the Main Exchange.
In order that all ballots may be
thoroughly checked in time to announce
each week's winner on Saturday, all
votes must be cast before 2s00 P.M. on
Wednesday of each week. This is a
change from the original plan to have
balloting continue through to Friday
of each week.
VOTE EARLY! VOTE ONCE EACH WEEKS
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Vol. 1 No. 47 Army Air Forces Gunnery
School, Tyndall Field, Fla., Dec. 19, 1942
A MOTHER'S PRAYER
God, Father of Freedom, look after that boy of mine, wherever he may be.
Walk in upon him. Keep his mind stayed on Thee. Talk with him during the silent
watches of the night, and spur him to bravery whenever called upon to face the
cruel foe. Transfer my prayer to his heart, that he may know the lingering love
I have bequeathed to him as an everlasting gift.
Keep my boy contented and inspired by the never-dying faith in his Mother's
God. He is my gift to freedom. May that Freedom forever remain untarnished, God.
Through lonely and confusing hours and the long days of a hopeful Victory,
keep his spirit high and his purpose unwavering.
To my country, and to world Freed ia, 0 Heavenly Father, have I bequeathed
this boy of mine. He is my choicest treasure. Take care of him, God. Keep him
in health and sustain him under every possible circumstance of events. I once
warmod him, God, under my heart. You warm him anew under his shelter and under
the stars. Touch him with my smile of cheer and comfort, and my full confidence
in his every brave pursuit.
Silent and alone, I pray, God, but I am only one of millions of Mothers
whose prayers stream day and night to you. This is our Gethsemane. Lead us vic-
toriously through it, God. And lead that boy of mine through his. Fail him not-
and may he not fail you, his country, nor the Mother who bore him. That's all,
PRAYER FOR A SOLDIER
I am a soldier. This, Lord, is my tasks
To march, to fight, to lie in wait
1o kill. Yet killing, this, Lord, do I ask:
Let me not hate!
War needs not hate. Lord, let me defend
My freedom's great and glorious estate
With ev'ry weapon that my strength can lend--
Save only hate!
Sin let me hate. Sin let me fight till death
Giving my life, if need, sin to placate;
But for the sinner, beg I with sinful breath,
Save me from hate!
Let me go forth and share the fierce attack
Early at dawn, at noon, at dark, and late;
If I should fall, if triumphing come back--
Let me not hate!
COMES CHRISTMAS, AND STILL NO FLYING
CAPTAINS AT TYNDALL. (All the Lts. we
know would be glad to shoulder the bur-
den)...Colonel Maxwell returned from the
West on Wednesday, and the game of "Who
is C.O. today?" is over...Bars replaced
stripes this week on a large scale as 25
of our flying sergeants were appointed
Flight Officers. Due to circumstances
definitely beyond our control, we cannot
make any further statement on the sub-
ject...A good evening's entertainment at
the Officer's Club is a concert by the
"Irish Thrush" Monogan-- better still if
he is accompanied by "Strummer" Des Por-
tes, who, we understand, has "her" "com-
ing 'round the mountain" from ten 'til
two on a borrowed guitar...Belated con-
gratulations to Captain Gundlach on his
recent promotion...(Any officer expect-
ing a promotion is asked to contact the
"TARGET"- wo'll help them "sweat")...And
we hear that Jean Anderson and Alma Ca-
thrall were feuding the other day, with
the result that now neither will fill the
other's X-MAS stocking...Miss Fay Mercer
of the Signal Office was promoted to
chief operator last Monday, and we're
just as happy about it as she is...One of
our reporters on the "line" has left us
on a matter of policy...And we will miss
Virginia Clark...Lt. Tannen and Nurse
Cofield are rooting for bigger and bet-
ter camp shows. Lt. Tannen has changed
S to Camels, while the supply lasts...Lt.
Bailey has that look of relief now that
his only worries are those of the Medics
Unit Supply...It is very seldom that we
are obliged to correct one of the nation's
leading "dailies", but N.Y.'s "P.M." er-
roneously printed that Lt. Hank Green-
berg "reported for duty yesterday***and
will be assigned to duty with Lt. Harbin
Lawson". Lt. Greenberg's visit here was
of the inspection type...We hear that
many of the Field's officers did not see
eye to eye with the Gas Rationing Board's
decision...And then there's the PX girl
who, as the orders came thick and fast,
said, "I wish I had a ten-track mind".
A weary voice from down the counter came
back with, "A one-track one would help".
...Our statistics on PX service areas 80%
of the girls are trying, 10% are getting
results, and we haven't the slightest
idea what happened to the other 10%.
We note with pleasure the mid-month
promotions of Cpis, Hagan and Colleran
to the grade of Jergeant...WHY C.O.'s GET
GRAY HAIR: Pvt. S;eve Colquitt of the
"Red Birds" was ?iver a pass to go into
town on Saturday, and when he returned
on Monday, he claimed he thought that
the pass was good from Sat. to Monday.
Foolish child...That was Pvt. Max Eisen-
stadt of the "69ers" who was given that
warm welcome by Lt. Greenberg on his ar-
rival here. They are old friends and
neighbors. (Max's brother is Harry Eisen-
stadt, pitcher eor t Cleveland Indians)
...We hear that "Wit" Ostrenko of the
"Signaliers" is going all out in his
campaign to have "Droeam Girl" Helen Monk
elected "Miss :y -..- it; d". "Wit" is
operating on a trem-endous scale, accord-
ing to reporter Bil P ines, and
threatened the m!n;:' '. osiole physical
abuse to anyone w, d-oes not cast his
ballot for "Dreas Gi r"'..Why, oh why,
do those tough, hardbitten Transient Air-
craft men fight ,t saee who is going to
read the latest "L'ev" Stories" first?
(Half of them are married men, too!!)...
The instructors hope that the graduation
parties being given by the graduating
gunners do not stop. (The way to man's
heart is through his stomach, and appar-
ently the way to good grades is through
the same channels)...Cpl. Davis of the
"Zebras" is an instructor with the D. of
T., and a graduate of Armorer's school,
but upon getting ready for the hunting
season, he purchased 300 rounds of shells
that wouldn't fit his .:-wn little "22"...
Pvt. John (NMI) Sperry, who just reported
to Tyndall, has the unusual ability to
tell you immediately the number of let-
ters in any given word and to spell that
word backwards in any of three languages.
He speaks five. (Wnat can you do?)...
And we were just told that Sgt. Dwight
Boileau finally got his well-earned 1st
rocker...Who is this Sgt. Mund who has
been "snowed" "y girl who can sing "I
Get a Kick out of You" in Pig Latin? If
they wed, theyL hav- a pretty good
start, as she already has a piano, re-
frigerator and baby bed...The "Guardians"
claim that they are becoming "acutely
shoe-shine conscious"... .And we doubt if
any Tyndall rumor ever stainedd the speed
of the one that roared through Thursday.
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Published every Saturday by the Special Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.
SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER
Captain W. H. Wiseman
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
Corp. Frank Horn
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
The recent appointments of American
trained sergeant-pilots to the rank of
Flight Officers has stirred up quite
a bit of comment. We believe that an
explanation as to why Canadian trained
sergeant-pilots were not included in
the promotions is in order.
We checked with several of the most
reliable sources on the Field and from
them we learned t The original
legislation providing for the appoint-
ment of sergeant-pilots to the rank of
Flight Officers omitted any mention of
the status of Canadian trained pilots.
However, Army Air Forces officials,
from Tyndall Field to Washington, are
aware of the situation and every ef-
fort is being made to correct that
legislation as soon as possible.
We hope the "sweating" will be short
for our sergeants who won their wings
in the North, and that they too will
soon trade their stripes for bars.
An explanation is also due on the
laundry situation. The return of fin-
ished laundry to several of the Field's
squadrons was delayed two and a half
weeks, causing, in addition to an over-
abundance of griping, some of the boys
to invest their Christmas surplus in
At first we suspected that it was
just an attempt by the "higher-ups" to
acquaint us "G.I.'s" with some of the
hardships of civilian life in wartime.
Just to be sure, however, we checked
with Q.M.'s Lt. Avery (Laundry Officer)
and he informed us that the delay was
caused by (a), The Tallahassee laundry
being overburdened. (b), The new sys-
tem which requires that laundry be
sorted before leaving the Field and
upon its return. (c), The shortage of
"G.I.'s" to do the sorting.
The task of sorting several thousand
articles of clothing, clean or other-
wise, is not what we would call "soft
pickings", so we're not going to "take
our business elsewhere". Instead,
we'll hope that on Christmas m6rn,
every "G.I." who looks in his stocking
will find a laundry- complete and ready
to "DUX" his "undies"!
A touch of Christmas has been added
to the Post Theatre by way of new stage
curtains. A salute to Captain William
H. Wiseman, who was responsible for
their purchase and installation.
B "STATIC CHASERS"
BULLETIN' All "Chasers" had a busy
Sunday and Monday due to the fact that
the Control Tower was off the air (power
failure). This meant that the frequen-
cies in the plane had to be changed to
communicate with the Control ship- pron-
to!...Not once, but several times. Con-
gratulations, moe, on the fine job.
We want to caution all men about pro-
fanity over the air. That's the unpar-
donable sin. Remember, quite a few folks
have short wave sets in these here parts
and it's not much of a task to tune you
in...so, be keerful when you're battin'
T/Sgt. MacLaren hasn't been heard from
yet. He's on furlough, soaking up that
good ol' North Carolina climate...Wonder
if "roll call" originated from "rolling
out of bed"?
Extra credit goes to Sgt. D.B. Berry,
who, in addition to regular duties as
Squadron Radio Chief and Instructor in
the Radio School, is acting-N.C.O. in
charge of the Post Communications, in
the absence of T/Sgt. MacLaren. Nice
The following men have completed the
Post Radio Course and have now taken
their places on the "line" as student-
operators: Sgt. L.E. Smith, Pfc. J.H.
Strange, and Pvts. D.A. Comatock, W.S.
Creamer, J.S. Paslaw -i, R.H. Bryan, J.
Kuklis, A. Shalton, t.L. Commander, C.H.
SCasey and you;s truly. Any red faces at
Attention all radio men! You'll find
some very interesting reading on page
#35, "Air Forces News Letter", in the
article entitled "You Can't Ride A Beam
In Combat"...VY73, Roger closingup shop.
-Pfc. J. MacLaren
The new re-grassing project, under the
supervision of Lt. Shields, promises to
make us positively the most beautiful
squadron on the Field...Our wandering
Top-Kick, J.T. Lee, the Louisiana Lover,
has torn himself away from HER arms and
is now back in the fold.
These new 30-day "Off Limit" restric-
tions are just the thing to eliminate
"mornings after", the boys say...We wish
the best of luck and good X-mas Cheer to
the group who left our squadron for Ft.
Myers. We especially will misb our for-
mer brilliant "TARGET" reporter, Sgt.
Sgt. Clayton, who was acting lat/Sgt.
during Lee's absence, did a swell job
with the cooperation of the boys...S/Sgt.
McDonald, of the instructor's group, is
displaying his new promotion stripes
which he says he earned--we wonder.
Pfc. Prinzback and Ritchie, his assis-
tant plan to requisition a truck to haul
the heavy Christmas mail...What was the
reason for all of our boys staying in
the squadron area over the past week-end?
Could it be that they were restricted?
A hearty welcome to all the boys coming
off furlough...And what S/Sgt. in Sight-
ing and Harmonization was once known as
"Water Hose Harry" and is now known as
"Greasy ike"? Could it be that ne has
been reading the hair oil ads?
-Pfc. Bernard Backer
U "APALA CHATTER"
under the able supervision and direc-
tion of Lt. Lucian Manzi, our Post is
rapidly turning into a thing of beauty.
We're removing all the underbrush, and
weeds, and white-washing the trees, and
planting roses in various spots on the
Lt. Gable paid us a brief visit last
week...Wonder who the individual was,
who, when asked how he liked his eggs,
replied, "one up and one down"!...Joaquin
Baustin ("Walking the Floor over you")
happens to be a very versatile fellow.
He speaks three languages and loves long
names. He claims this all started back
in the Philippines.
Hope somebody takes over waile I'm re-
cuperating in the hospite'. I'll be
back on the job soon. -Sgr. J.J. Murphy
I "69ers" (RUGGED?)
t is only fitting that we should
start off with a farewell salute to th-
ree of the swellest fellows we ever had.
the pleasure of soldiering with, Sgt.
Montz and Cpls. Doris aud Ozog. The best
of luck to you, fellows.
If anyone is interested in a conserva-
tive newspaper, Pvt. Coe (n) is taking
subscriptions for the Bloomfield Moni-
tor". It has a very good comic section,
and S/Sgt. John Mitchell recommends it
to all readers.
L, -3^ mrf r4 el "I
The Yardbird SEZ-
The ole Yardbird has sho bin put thru the mill this weak an i feels mity used
up too. I is dun got another haid aik besides ma fust sgt. now in the fawm uv ma
flyin instruktur. He sho is a mity peekulyur feller. Whin we is or the groun he
is jest as pleasant an soshabul as a center pup, but great day, whin we goes up
he sho does change kwik. He lets littel things worry him to much an git him all
upset an irritatid. I tells him they aint but wun thing ter be skeered uv an
that's the groun but i has a hard time konvinsin him. Bin trying ter get him ter
let me take that ole areplain up by maself but he wudnt hear uv it atall an whin
i wud menchun it he wud sull up an wudnt have nuthin ter do with me fur kwite sum
time- actin reel hurt. Well, yistiddy, we take off ter practise me up on sum uv
that cordnashun stuff an he tole me ter do jest like i wanted an boy I sho give
him a ride. Ma loop the loops wuz purty, i nevur got lost an i pulled hur ot uv
evur spin she wint inter an used both wheels ter land on. whin i got her stopped
he crawled ot reel shaky like aholdin hisself up on the wing an sayed, Well ya
walked away frum that wun! Boy, i is seen sum reckless men but the only way ya
cud be recklesser is fur ya ter be biggur. Ya is aboot the wurst thret ter human
saftee i is evur seen an i jest aint gointer ride with ya agin on account uv i
values ma life to much. Frum now on ya will jest after do it by yaself. I
caint teech ya nuthin- take hur up.
Great Day, ma nees buckled, an ma mouf dropped opin an felt awful dry an ma
adims appul wint down around ma belt buckul an i didn't feel so gud on account uv i
had jest bin poppin off ter make him think i wuz brave an devul don't cair, but I
crawled rite bak in forsin a big bride groom smile an took off an landid without
wreckin it, an whin i managed ter git bofe feet on the gud ole groun agin he wuz
smilin an jokin an feeling rite merry, an he even give ma a chew off'n his two bit
plug. See whut i meens whin I says he is peekulyur?
Merry Christmas, Gud Buddies. I sho hopes eech an evur wun uv yall has a mity
pleasant an injoyabul wun an i aint jest a burdin. Reckin i'd better be agoin---
---The Yardbird (No. 1)
TYNDALL TOMMY....... LEDBETTER
HIM NEXT TIME
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ur "Dick" Powell is the most "waiting-
est" man! He is impatiently waiting to
get his furlough papers, after which, he
intends to accompany a certain Miss down
the well-known aisle. Good luck, boy!
Hope you know what you're doing, thoo
M/Sgt. Blackmon and "Jas Bo Jr." Simms
are hereby challenged to a five-game
series of pool, at anytime, and anyplace
Sby Hines and Cannon. Failure to accept
this challenge will result in our think-
ing that you do not play as well as you
have hinted that you do. The stakes--?
Well, how aboutthe best chicken or steak
dinner that one *nu buy in Panama City?
Tf -7- i, to accept the challenge, get
n touch with manager Cannon, of the
ines and Cannon combine.
Miss Monk of the Western Union Office
has a very rabid fan in "Wit" Ostrenko.
He is operating on a tremendous scale to
get votes for his favorite in the "Miss
Tyndall Field" contest. He has threat-
ened the most impossible physical abuse
to anyone who does not cast his ballot
for "Dream Girl".
Drake and Deloach, from Apalach, were
up to see us last week. They were in
fine shape, looking none the worse for
their service in the Apalachicola woods.
-Sgt. William. Hines
T "BUZZ BUGS"
S\here are several new arrivals in our
}outfit, namely, Pvt. Martin Rogers, and
his pal, Tim Hurst (who sticks to him
like glue), Pvt. David Bass, and Pvt.
Joe Alferi ("Little Joe"we call him) who
Shas come along to needle us, you see,
he's one of the big needle and thread
men from so and sew. They all seem to
* have the makings of good radio men, any-
Incidentally, the radio station is get-
ting so arcwl t.. 3se days 'hat one needs
a shoe-horn to get in the joi--, er,
I mean, station...We extend hearty con-
gratulations to Pvt. Oscar King on his
ascendancy to the rank of Private, First
Class...Cperator Gerald Tobin is now to
be addressed as "Sergeant" Tobin.
Cpl. Warren Zelmer and Pvt. Frank Hof-
fer are doing a fine job as student op-
erators (wish I could say the same for
myself) under the able direction of Sgts.
Allen and Erwin...And Pfc. Joe Green and
Pvt. E. J. Miller are doing a swell job
in the tower, between arguments.
Martin Rogers got that letter from Fort
Worthand is smiling again- he even play-
ed the harmonica the other evening.
Well, your common-tator, Walter Win-
shield Jr., will cease firing for the
present, but we'll be around again next
week so have your sights set on us--
Remember 73's -Pvt. H. Garrett
Ti "Q.M. QUIPS"
The entire Quartermaster Corps extends
most hearty congratulations to Captain
Herman Gundlach, Jr. on his promotion
from the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
We all hope that Pvt. Bill Vatavuk,
who recently took unto himself a bride,
will be very happy. Who's next, we won-
Local gossip: The Army finally -ot
Bill Lamb...Sgt. Ramey will be back .om
furlough this week...Sgt. McBeth, Cp.
Hofherr and Ten Eyck and Pvt. Leonarc
are just leaving on their "vacation"....
...Miss Mann is back....Sgt. Fulton is
spending his spare time in sewing chev-
rons on his blue denims. He's working
hard on his new job, too, because he
says he doesn't want to get too Rusty.
Everyone in the Q.M. offices is look-
ing forward to the pre-X-mas dance to be
given on December 22, at the Lynn Haven
Country Club. -Pfe. A. Rubin
O "RED BIRDS"
ur basketball players, S/Sgt. Donald
(Atlas) Dixon, Sgt. W. C. Hunter, Cpl.
Steinberg, and Pvts. Lamon and Gencarel-
li are getting in the pink of condition
for their next game. The best of luck,
lst/Sgt. Heidema writes us from the
Windy City of Chicago that he is having
a swell time and it's snow he has to plo
through now, instead of sand.
C.O. Lt. Francis Keim, the Mrs., and
Francis IV will be spending the holidays
in Canada. We all wish them a very en-
joyable Christmas and a Happy New Year.
S/Sgt. L. Worth, better known as "Short
Cut", or, around payday, "Shoot a Quail"
did some fine shooting this past payday.
And if his marksmanship improves any,
Supply Sgt. Juneau will have to issue
him another foot locker.
-Pfc. Vincent Del Ponte
Who was that private who attended a
party recently and awoke the following
morning with M/Sgt. chevrons and oh,
such a headache! It seems that Pvt.
Duke Miller is the only man with whom
the above private can harmonize.
The cheerfulness in the supply room
can be traced directly to the promotion
of John Colleran to Sergeant, and the
visit of Artie Mealor's wife. Now if
something would only happen to Pvt. Wil-
We would like to have some more sug-
gestions for a new name for our column
since by the next issue we hope to use
the newly selected name.
Cpl. Vance Edwards has left on furlough
and we aren't the only ones who think
that he will return incorporated.
-Pfc. Maurice Gould
If any mention is made of a company
pedestrian knocking over a bicycle and
throwing its rider into a brush pile,
let it be known here that it was entire-
ly accidental and unavoidable.
Several of the boys gayly set forth
on Tuesday for their various furlough
destinations, looking forward to the end
of their fifteen days when they could
come back to duty.
$ $ $ floated around the other day
when Sgt. Christina and lst/Sgt. Ridulph
tangled at table tennis. Sgt. Christina
treated to cokes after the game.
-S/Sgt. Ken L, Witham
ux party last Friday nightwas a swell
affair and I think that everyone will
agree that the steaks were the finest
that they ever had. How 'boot hat, Cpl.
Hakeem? Not enough credit can go to
Capt. Hinchman, Lt. Boulduc, S/Sgts.
Murphy, Young, Miss Lindquist and the
rest of the staff for their part in the
We were honored by having Lt. Colonel
Randolph drop in on us and after an in-
troduction by Lt. Lyman, Col. Randolph
made a brief address in which he commen-
ted on the fine spirit and comradeship
which was displayed by the gang.
All in all, it was a great evening and
we are all looking forward to the next
one. It can't come too soon.
We were finally presented with a ping-
pong table. Up to press time, we still
weren't able to find out the donor, but
whoever is responsible, accept the sin-
cere thanks of the entire squadron.
We lost another of our old timers the
other day, when, much to his surprise,
Ralph Heath found himself on the Apalach
shipping list. Good luck, Ralph, but
don't forget to come back and see us
once in a while. After all, you're not
going to far away.
Cpl. Hammett and S/Sgt. Geick would
like to know who fools with the alarm
clock whenever the boys are on C.Q. Per-
haps it's the Gremlins, boys!
It's amazing what wonderful service
Cpl. Winkler gets at the P.X. Haven't
you learned yet, Wink, not to pay for
anything before you get it???
That's all, brother.
-Cpl. J.J. Freeman
P/Sgt. Dean's furlough was quite a
success as far as heis concerned. Some-
one is now wearing a little extra weight
on the third finger of the left hand.
Nice going, Dean!
Now it's bootleg mail...The low pres-
sure boys are beginning to wonder if they
are In a promised land...The holiday-
seascn will see a lot of Medics in Penn-
sylvania. The time tables have been
checked and re-checked for the past two
We hope that Cpl. Ellis has better
luck at selling those Sugar Bowl tickets
than he does at getting his part of the
news straight in the "Medicwoes".
We wonder if S/Sgt. Monatuk and our
little dearifrom Unit Supply, Sgt, Kulas,
are going to lead double lives when they
return from furlough?...Then there was
the T/Sgt. that addressed a postcard to
That new barber shop is very nice in-
deed, but when is the barber coming down
for business? All we need now is a P.X.
We hope that Sgts. Labry, Volk (of
Cinn.) and Davidson, Cpl. Maxwell and
Pvt. Pruett have good luck at house hun-
ting. It seems that the shipyards still
We all envy that little 5200 mile jaunt
of Pfc. Hanna and Pvt. Eickman. How did
you get the gas, boys?
T/Sgt. Keltner is another of the Me-
dics who will be exposed to Atlanta while
attending school at Fort McPherson...18
months service is a long time without a
furlough. The authority down here is
Tennessee's Freddy Dawson.
The night shift men over at the Dental
Clinic are still wondering why the power
wasn't turned on Monday during the day
shift. -Sgt. Charles Laubly
hAi "FINANCE FANFARE"
hen Monday night rolled around, we
duly dusted off our bagpipes and reeled
up to the Post Theatre, for we heard
that the "Camel's Were Coming".
The Camels were there and peeled off a
mean hunk of sweet potato, as Pvt. Ro-
berts can testify. We told you not to
sit in the first row, Orion. But the
man is stubborn. Came the second show,
and there's Orion still in the first row.
"They don't have many debutantes in
O efferson City, Mo.," said Pvt. Tolivar
franklin, "But if those in the show are
a fair sample, I'm for 'em."
The consensus of opinion among the
Finance Drama Critics Circle was that
the show was one of the best of the pres-
ent season. One member's vote was re-
corded as in doubt, as he kept making
noises like an old sow with nine little
As the strains of the finale rang out,
the audience slowly sauntered through
the exits, puffing on their favorite
brand. You guessed it, Sir Walter Mor-
ris! -Sgt. Felix Leon
BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
(By Pvt. Ted Meltzer, P.R.O.)
The age of courtesy is not dead-- as a
group of patriotic Panama City residents
proved several Saturdays ago.
Two buck privates in search of a hair-
cut entered a barber shop crowded with
civilians. Being privates in the Army,
they have become experts in the art of
waiting, so they settled down philoso-
phically to await their turn.
Soon, one of the barbers released his
customer and said "Next!" Not one of
the civilians moved. Finally, one of
the soldiers got the drift and walked
happily to the empty chair.
When the next barber finished with his
customer, the other private got his
The shock was only momentary, and both
boys are now resting quietly.
JEWISH MEN AT TYNDALL HAVE SPIRITUAL
LEADER IN PVT. BILL TARAGIN OF BALTIMORE
Bill Taragin left Latvia in 1929 to
join his parents in Baltimore, U.S.A.
Bill's folks had moved to Baltimore in
1927, btut Bill at that time was attending
the Riga (Latvia) Theological Seminary
and chose to finish his studies there.
He entered the Seminary in 1924 to begin
an intensive study of the Talmud (Hebrew
Bill was inducted into the Army in
August of this year and arrived at Tyn-
dall in September. However, before being
allowed to mingle with the "common folk",
Bill did his stretch at "Skunk Hollow",
(the name fondly attached to Tyndall's
Shortly after his completion of recruit
training, Bill found himself more or
less appointed as the official Jewish
Spiritual Leader with the mutual consent
of Chaplains Finnerty and Wester and the
local Jewish Welfare Board.
Pvt. Taragin is no newcomer when it
comes to guiding Jewish religious groups
as he had built up and was at the head of
the Adath Bnei Israel Congregation in
Baltimore at the time of his induction.
In addition to conducting Jewish Ser-
vices each Friday evening at 6:30 P.M.,
Pvt. Taragin also has a beginner's Heb-
rew Class at 7:00 P.M. on Mondays and a
Bible Class on Thursdays at the same
W1* "CLOUD HOPPERS"
ell, we lost some good men this past
week, Sgts. Dugan, Doyle, Conner and
Cpl. Dengler. There'll not be another
Dugan around for a long time-- he will
be missed by everyone who knew him. We
know that wherever he goes he'll give a
good account of himself, and that goes
for the other boys, too.
Cpl. Misiaveg collects precious wood
for a hobby, so ask him about the girl
in Fort Worth who also collects wood...
Too bad about S/Sgt. Nogulich losing his
brand new clothes in that fire in town;
he was all set to go home as a flight
(Continued on back page)
WITH A FUTURE
GENERAL: (5 points each)
1. What state in the United States
has the densest population per square
2. Where did the Charge of the Light
Brigade take place?
3. Who first flew the English Chan-
4. What were the names of Columbus's
GEOGRAPHY: (5 points each)
1. What country is at the foot of the
2. Name the range of mountains that
separate Siberia from European Russia?
3. What non-American countryis clos-
est geographically to North America?
SPORTS: (5 points each)
1. Who was known as "The father of
2. What is a chukker?
3. How many men are there on a Rugby
4. When a bowler scores three hundred
how many balls does he bowl?
AMERICAN HISTORY: (5 points each)
1. Where was the first permanent Eng-
lish colony in America founded?
2. Who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as
President of the United States?
3. Who was the youngest President of
the United States?
4. Who was the first Vice-President
of the United States?
1. Robert H. Kelley.
Samuel J. Ridulph.
Vincent D. Rahm.
4. Mel Hein.
TEE FOLLOWING IN COMMON?
(4 points each)
2. Glenn Hunter.
3. Bryant Grant.
5. Iliad. 6. Richleieu.
Paradise Lost. Newman.
CANDIDATES"FOR MISS TYNDALL FIELD"
DEP'T. of TRAINING
MISS LOIS CARLOS
MISS KITTY SAFAR
MIbb NELLIE LAR I ER
MISS ELOISE NOLAN
LT. HANK GREENBERG INSPECTS TYNDALL'S
PHYSICAL TRAINING ACTIVITIES
Lt. Henry "Hank" Greenberg, former
home-run king of the American League,
visited Tyndall Field last week-end.
The Lieutenant, as a member of the
AAFFTC Physical Training Department
came here to inspect the Field's phy-
sical training activities and facili-
He was favorably impressed with the
rugged physical training program set
up by Tyndall's P.T. department for
gunnery students. This program devotes
28 out of 32 hours to training and
conditioning. Lt. Greenberg was es-
pecially interested in, and commended
our famed obstacle course. He stated
that "It embodies every phase of con-
ditioning, including gymnastics and
bar facilities." He asked that a com-
plete diagram of the facilities be
sent to FTC Headquarters.
The husky "big leaguer" was also
pleased with other phases of physical
training in the course, such as cross-
country running, combative activities
and work with heavy medicine balls.
OVERCONFIDENT "69TH" BOILERS BOW
TO SUPERIOR "GUNNER MAKERS" PIN MEN
Last Monday night, the high-flying
"Gunner Makers" again proved that they
were not going to stand short on any-
thing, least of all, on good bowling.
They took on the "Rugged" (?) 69th
in a challenge match and went back to
the Field that night with a "three out
of three" score tucked under their
belts. Despite the fact that lst/Sgt.
Lloyd H. Taylor of the "G.M.'s kept
core, the "69ers" were willing to
concede (after the third game, of cour-
se) that Lt. Miller's boys certainly
had something on the ball.
It wasn't just a question of two or
three good men, for the G.M.s used
thirteen men and seven of them bowled
160 or better. Pvt. Kottke, who gave
a remarkable exhibition of control in
the G.M.s' first game against the Fi-
nance Wizards two weeks ago, could do
no better than a mere 171 and 175 in
the two games he bowled on Monday.
The high man for the G.M.s was Cpl.
Jarnowski. In the middle game he came
through witn a surprising 181. Inci-
dentally, that second game was prac-
tically presented to the "Gunner ka-
kers" by Cpl, Churchill and Sgt. Mil-
gaten of the "69ers" when they failed
to get sufficient "wood" on their sp-
ares. The 69th lost the game by seven
Pvt. Gus Bianco continued to lead
the o'.-.:" (?) keglers with a high
score of 184 in the first game. Pvt.
Fraser also came through with a res-
pectable average of 166 for the three
Last year's champion Quartermaster
pin men will go into action for the
first time this season when they meet
the "69ers" en Monday. From what we
could gather, Cpl. Hnylka's only prob-
lem is to pick out the best of the
fifteen men who have asked to try out
for the team,
This may be the last challenge match
before the beginning of league bowling,
as fourof the squadrons, Finance, QrM.
G.M.s and the 69th are seeking two or
four other organizations to enter a
team in the league.
Any squadron desiring to enter a
team in the proposed bowling league is
asked to contact the "TARGET" immedi-
ately, either by phone (#2137) or by
ANSWERS TO ?????
GENERAL: Rhode Island; Balaklava,
Russia; Louis Bleriot, in 1909; Nina,
Pinta, Santa Maria.
SPORTS: Walter Camp; Name given to a
period of play in polo; 15; 12.
GEOGRAPHY: Greece; Ural; Russia-,
AMERICAN HISTORY: Jamestown, Va. 1607;
Andrew Johnson; Theodore Roosevelt,42;
WHAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN COMMON?:
1. 1st/Sgte. at Tyndall Field; 2.
Actors; 3. Tennis Players; 4. Foot-
ball Players; 5. Epic Poems; 6. Car-
dinals of the Roman Catholic Church.
MALFUNCTION SAYS'STON YOUR GUNS IN THE 'BUBBLE WHEN ABOUT
,O LAND OR YOUII DRAG YOUR SCHNOZZ' IN THE FLORIDA SAND:'
S In this contest of Beauty--
I too, have entered my Cutie.
And no matter how the judges decide--
I'll still want her to be my bride.
it's not for Love, or Dough I Wed--
It's for 9 Class "A" pass
and a 'Simmons" Bed!
Holes In doughnuts are supposed to be
eaten with ghost-toasties and evapor-
This billing was seen on a theatre
marquee in Macon, Ga.t "They Died With
Their Boots On and Shorts".
Sign in a squadron latrine: "The rum-
ors emanating from this latrine do not
necessarily express the opinions of
the Latrine Orderlies".
Recruit: "What have you got to eat,
Cook: "I ain't got to eat it- you got
to eat it!"
L- __.__ _.__
"CLOUD HOPPERS" -(Continued)
We notice that Cpl. Shaw is getting a
"Stenographer's Spread"; a little drill-
ing would streamline that waistline.
The entire squadron has cooperated to
make our bond drive a success. Keep it
up, boys, and when the war is over we'll
cash them in at the "Old Quaker", -so
Sgt. DesJardins says...And Cpl. Coleman
claims that he was not vaccinated with a
Sgt. "Polly" Guidry and T/Sgt. Jones
look like a father and son team, only
Guidry generally slides back like a ship
which has just been hit by a bottle of
champagne or Imperial...Pvt. Jones is
joining the Lonely Hearts Club.
Sergeant Tony "The Barber" Sanfilippo
is thinking seriously of cutting hair
again. There's no profit in Tech supply
and I'll vouch for that!
That's all for now, except, keep up
that good WAR BOND work! -Pfc. Ed Strong-
Here's a hearty "Welcome" to the new
members of the Squadron from "Skunk
Hollow". We hope you will like your
The Squadron's bowling team is shap-
ing nicely. Sgt. Taylor is holding
tryouts so all of you "ex pros" see
him. We have the best basketball team
on the Field, so why not have the best
bowling team too?
THINGS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEEs-- Sgt.
Tobolsky as the best man at Sgt. Clau-
sen's wedding...Sgt. Statile back in
circulation again in Panama City...A
few more buses running between the
Field and P.C....Max Woods (P.F.C.,U.
S.A.) keep quiet after lights out and
let the rest of the men in the room
sleep...Who "Hank" Chapman voted for
in the Miss Tyndall Field Contest...
Sgts. Neubauer and Bressler around
tcwn a little more. -Sgt. Blankenship
SATURDAY, December 19 TUESDAY, December 22
"Bambi" "One of Our Aircraft is Missing"
Walt Disney Special Feature Hugh Williams Eric Portman
SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 20-21 WEDNESDAY, December 23
"George Washington Slept Here" "Army Surgeon"
Jack Benny Ann Sheridan Jane Wyatt James Ellison
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, December 24-25
"Seven Days Leave"
Victor Mature Lucille Ball
RI TZ PANAMA
SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 20-21 SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 20-21
"Springtimi in the Rockies" "Gunga Din"
Betty Grable John Payne Cary Grant Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, December 22-23 TUESDAY, December 22
"You Can't Escape Forever" "Mexican Spitfires Elephant"
George Brent Brenda Marshall Lupe Velez Leon Errol
THURSDAY, December 24 WEDNESDAY, December 23
"Behind the 8 Ball" "Moonlight Masquerade"
Ritz Brothers Betty Kean Eddie Foy Jr.
FRIDAY, December 25 THURSDAY, December 24
"Strictly in the Groove" "Sherlock Holmes In Voice of Terror"
Leon Errol Mary Healey Basil Rathbone Nigel Bruce
SATURDAY, December 26 FRIDAY, December 25
"Bells of Capistrano" "Street of Chance"
Gene Autry Smiley Burnette Burgess Meredith Claire Trevor
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT SATURDAY, December 26
"Who Done It" "Oklahoma Terror"
Abbott and Costello Tim McCoy