Title: Tyndall target
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00076230/00048
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
General Note: Title from caption.
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Volume ID: VID00048
Source Institution: University of Florida
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"And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar
Augustus, that the whole world would be enrolled. This enrolling was first made
by Cyrinus, the governor or Syria. And all went to be enrolled, everyone into
his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth
into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of
the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who
was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were
accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn
son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a mangers because
there was no room for them in the inn.
"And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the
night watches over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them,
and the brightness of God shown round about them; and they feared with a great
fear. And the angel said to them: 'Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tid-
ings of great joy, that shall be to all people; for, this day, is born to you a
Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign
unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laying in
a manger.'
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army,
praising God, and sayings 'Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to
men of good will.'
"And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the
shepherds said one to another 'Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this
word that has come to pass, which the Lord hath showed to us.' And they came
with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.
And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning
this child. And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that were told
them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her
heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the
things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them."
(St. Luke II, 1-20)

The Chaplains take this opportunity to wish the entire personnel of this
post, both military and civilian, a very merry Christmas. We pray thatthe bless-
ings of this holy season may descend upon you and your families.

Chaplain Finnerty and Chaplain Wester

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G. H. Paalman, Vaandrig, (which is
the highest grade an enlisted man in
the Dutch Army can attain), received
notice by telegram last Friday that
he was to be awarded the Dutch Flying
Cross for his heroic performance in a
B-10 at Singapore.
The Tyndall gunner left here for
Jackson, Mississippi, on Monday, where
he was presented with the medal by
General L. H. Van Oyen. At the same
ceremony a posthumous award of the
same medal was made to the late Lt.
Van Erkel, formerly an instructor at
Jackson, and a pilot of the B-10.
The Lieutenant died in a plane crash
several weeks ago.
Vaandrig Paalman and his crew in the
B-10 were credited with sinking one
Jap cruiser, two Jap transports, and
two Jap planes on December, 1941. The
same B-10 aided Paalman's escape from
Java the day after that island fell
into the hands of the enemy.

(By Pvt. Sam Melson)
The Christmas present of A.H. Kruse,
owner of the Domestic Laundry, to the
personnel of Tyndall Field will be the
broadcast of two of the Bowl football
games New Year's afternoon.
The Cotton Bowl, featuring Georgia
Tech and Texas U. will launch the pro-
gram at 2:00 P.M., to be followed by
the Rose Bowl affair in which Georgia
University plays the University of
California at Los Angeles.
WDLP will carry both programs under
arrangements made by Mr. Kruse with
Vergil Evans, manager of the local
In event that one of the games runs
over into the other, highlights will
be given to keep the listening audience
fully informed at all times.


Miss Nell Carter "steamrollered" to
victory in the second week of the "Miss
Tyndall Field" Contest. Early returns
on the balloting saw three candidates
battling closely for the lead. But as
the voting ended at 2:00 P.M. on Wed-
nesday, it was evident that the "Line
PX" entry had piled up a commanding
lead over her two competitors.
The number of votes cast exceeded
last week's total, but despite this,
Miss Carter coasted to victory by al-
most two hundred tallies. It seems as
though the PX balloting barrage was
geared to nothing short of complete
Miss Kitty Safar, Miss Polly McLain
and Miss Mary C. Garrett finished up
closely in the voting, but it would
have taken their combined total to
have defeated Miss Carter by any sort
of a margin.
In a week that was marked by the ap-
pearance of organized campaigning, it
seems that the effort brought forth
results, for one candidate at least.
As the contest goes into its third
and next-to-last week, Tyndall's en-
listed men are once more reminded that
all votes must be cast before 2:00
P.M. on Wednesday.

"The Army Air Forces Hero of the
Year" and a review of important events
at Tyndall during 1942 will be the
highlights of the Field's weekly radio
show on Tuesday, December 29th.
The program, sponsored by the P.R.
Office, is heard each Tuesday at 7:00
P.M. over WDLP. Cpl. Dale Barton, who
capably guides the show, announces
that this Tuesday's "Rhythm Review"
will also feature music by the "Rhythm
Pilots" with woals by Pvt. Jim Con-
iff and Mrs. Jeanee Prie.

We hear that our Canadian trained pilots
had a telephone party the other night...At
least that was the GENERAL idea...Person-
nel's Christmas party was well attended and
highly enjoyable, and even the presence of
numerous leaves and bars couldn't stop
T/Sgt. Stone from being the "hit" of the
party. Stone and his "G-Man" mask had to
share top billing with Major Howell's bow
and arrow set with which the Major chased
Captain Burkhart from here to there...The
usually unruffled Lt. McKinsey dropped and
broke a sherry glass at the O.C. the other
night. He was charged $.25 for the break-
age, but is reported to have collected
double indemnity...Major Clarvoe found him-
self in a "draft" last week when priorities
claimed the windows he was planning to use
for his new home. They were needed for a-
nother project on the Field...One of the
best ruses we've heard of is the story that
Lt. Gen'l Eisenhower sent one of his order-
lies to purchase woolen underwear just be-
fore he began the African campaign...The
X-MAS spirit certainlywas noticeable around
Post Hq. Captain Silva was seen skipping
about, and Lt. Bigbee was observed humming
to himself at his desk. (The P.R.O. staff
have nick-named him "Santa" -and for a good
reason)...Miss Grace Osment of the Field's
Red Cross Office and Lt. Sizoo of the Neth-
erlands Detachment scooped the column by
getting married without notifying us. We
wish them both the best of luck and happi-
ness...And that wasn't a trans-oceanic tele-
phone conversation, it was just Major How-
ell speaking to Capt. Burkhart over the in-
ter-office communication set- we didn't
miss a word at this end of the conversation
...The Medics write that -1st Lt. Peavy, ex-
Sgt. Major, is somewhere in England, and
alumni (now Lts.) Mathews, Kory, Marsh and
Byers are pleased with their new work..The
former Sgt. "Buck" Timberlake, this paper's
first editor, has been promoted to slt Lt.,
and is now in North Africa. S/Sgt. "&!s-
ter" Kenton, former artist for the "TARGET"
met him there. Who says it isn't a small
world?...We've also received a letter from
Lt. Arthur Edwards, who is now at Miami.
The former Classification S/Sgt. has asked
that he be permitted to cast a vote for
Miss Mabel Silva, (a let week candidate) in
the "Miss Tyndall Field" Contest. He sends
a Merry Christmas to all and asks us to an-
nounce that he has an extra ticket for the
Orange Bowl to offer anyone from Tyndaall,
who can make the game...And we understand
there are more ways than one to land a B-34.

Q.M. reports its Christmas dance as having
been a gala affair-"with drinks (soft), mu-
sic, evening gowns, and things which have
been only sweet memories to many of us for
some time now." It sounds like a picture
we once saw...Pfc. Rubin also tells us that
electric lawn mowers (razors) are ruining
the peaceful status quo at WI by interfer-
ing with favorite radio programs...T/Sgt.
McKey and S/Sgt. Gilmore are still hunting
for suitable shack-mates. No dowery is re-
quired...And B.G. Backer of the "Zebras"
was the author of that "Simmons Bed" pome
that adorned our "Jest Jokin'" page last
week...Sgt. Charles Laubly of the Medics
would like to get in touch with anyone in-
terested in teaching or share in learning
and reviewing mathematics. (Algebra thru
Calculus). And he isn't kidding either...
Laubly writes that Capt. Handy is now tak-
ing bids (by the pound) on his "car"...Pfc.
Franza was complaining that perhaps he was-
n't using the right soap- since he didn't
seem to have much luck with the girls at
that moment, Pvt. Sperry, latest legal
"eaglet" retorted that Joe ought to try us-
ing "soft-soap". He doesn't know, Joe, does
he?...S/Sgt. McIntosh was one of the many
G.I.'s who had to fill out a ballot before
he could get a Sunday pass. Some of these
"Miss Tyndall Fiel.:; candidates won't stop
at anything- and we admire them for it...
Pfc. Ed Strong asks ',Ji takes the loss when
a soldier, upon receiving his laundry, finds
that he has "outgrown" his clothes? Let us
know, Ed, if you ever find out- we've got
five pairs of socks that look very unfamil-
iar...Strong notified us that Sgt. Davis of
"The Cloud Hoppers" plans an X-MAS wedding.
He says that Davis has requested that the
boys not sing carols around his apartment..
..And Pfc. Pease of the "Static Chasers" is
quoted as saying that he got a big kick out
of "sliding home". It was a pretty good
squeeze play, we thought, Pease...S/Sgt.
Morin received an electric perculator as a
gift and some of the 'tlue Birds" have for-
med a Breakfast Club, All that they need
is the coffee. Who doesn't?...So fierce is
the competition for clean barracks at the
"White Flashes" that rivals have begun to
"lift" each other's mops. One barracks
posted the follwinr sign, "Anyone caught
stealing mops at night will also be found
there in the morning."...Upnn being praised
for the excellent job that his men were do-
ing, M/Sgt. Lamaraglia of the Ordnance Am-
munition Section blushed, and replied, "It's
really nothing, confidentially we link."



Published every Saturday by the Special Service Section, AAFGS, Tyndall Field, Fla.

Lt. Nicholas N. Zemo

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

The "Yardbird"
(A/C Billy Grout)
The "Taler"

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


What do I want for Christmas?
You ask me to send you my list
A stroll through the park,
Your caress in the dark.
The thrill of the last time we

What do I want for Christmas?
The moons of last summer will do.
What gift can you send me
Why just recommend me
To spend all this lifetime with

What do I want for Christmas?
The love of my own fellow men,
Sweet laughter and mirth
And peace on the earth.
Our armies back home once

What do I want for Christmas?
It's easy to make my reply,
Just the freedom to roam
Through the hills I call home
It's worth more than all money
can buy.
Pvt. M. Richard Diller
(Eglin Field, Fla.)'

Just about a year ago today, Tyndall
Field was "formally occupied" by "in-
vading forces" from the Panama City
Recreation Camp. On Christmas Day,
1941, these men entered Mess Hall #1
for the first official mealat Tyndall.
It was a Christmas dinner with all the
trimmings- an appropriate christening
for a mess hall which has since served
over 1,000 meals.
This then, was the beginning of ci-
vilization at Tyndall Field. From
mess kits and raking sand, we've ad-
vanced to metal trays and planting
grass seed. In almost every instance
it has been a case of going forward.
However, we regret to say, some of
us are beginning to forget that clean-
liness and neatness are still the im-
portant criterions of the good soldier.
The "TARGET'S" suggestion column re-
cently carried the reminder that butts
of cigarettes are being very careless-
ly thrown away, instead of disposing
of them in receptacles or by tearing
the paper, scattering the tobacco and
rolling the paper in a small ball.
Let's start the New Year right by
observing the lessons we learned while
in recruit training, especially where
neatness is concerned.

"BOILERMAKERS" was featured at the Persian Room of "Joe
hristmas furloughs the best news the Greek's" where he played a command
this year! Phil Vance is leaving for performance beforethe Hobos' convention.
home tomorrow, and he says he'll give (They're still out gunning for him).
the little lady THE RING. Congratula- Cuddlebottom believes that the best
tions, Phill Tom Mosi'erand Si Moye will book ever written is "The House With 7
also have a white Christmas. Save us a Gables", and who are we to argue with
piece of turkey, boys. one who knows?...And T/5 Sheboygan, 'tis
Marty Gottlieb, one of our new addi- rumored, wears stripes on his long johns.
tions, is getting an unusual X-Mas pres- Say it isn't so.
ent. He'll pull K.P. on Christmas Day. We extend thanks to Lt. Roberts for
-Cpl. Wm. J. Higbee the great job he did in rejuvenating our
r r^^^ .-40*4>.4 day room, and to Mrs. Terry, wife of T/3
"THE 691H" (RUGGED?) Terry, for her excellent work on the new
welcome to the 69th, Lt. Chrissman. Curtains. -Sgt. Ponzio
G*To you, our adjutant, and to all the Ajwog 44A d -the 'O.4 wo
n men, we extend a warm "hello". "ZEBRAS"
Pfc. Snapp told us last weekthat after fc. Clarence "Boyer" Lehman is toting
a seven day "tour" ofK.P. at the Student @a sparkling diamond engagement ring
Mess, a man is fit for foreign service.. around in his jeans. He plans to slip it
..S/Sgt. Cherry returned from furlough on the lily white finger of his dream
all smiles, for itis now S/Sgt. and Mrs. girl (Miss Grace Young, of Norvern, Mo.)
C. Congrats, Sarget...AndPfc. Smissman comes furlough. His room-mates have
came back from the cold, cold North with already gone into mourning for the bach-
a suitcase fullof that "kosher" baloney. elor-soon-not-to-be.
(Stocking up forth duration, no doubt). S/Sgt. Blanton "Rabbit Track" Owens
With all the packages that the mail is testing that old axiom about "two
orderly is bringing us these days, the living as cheaply as one", by becoming
name of "Santa Claus Ritter" would be a benedictat Ocala, Fla...And Sgt. Grif-
more appropriatethan, "Hey!"...Does any- fin is looking chipper than a blue jay
body know if Sgt. Samiof really works these days now that his wife has come
every night???...And to think that Pvts. up from Lakeland to do the cooking.
Bill Hoge and Russ Andrews get paid for Sgt. Martin Blanchard will soon be the
sharpening the pencils of the charming proud pop of a bouncing baby. Don't
Misses at Operations. forget the cigars, I certainly do enjoy
Though a little late, congratulations them, pop...Cpl. George Davis, (the old
are in order for lst/Sgt. Newsom, whose Memphis Mudcat) was a junior patrol lead-
rankwas recently officially (with money) er in his local scout troop. Ben Schul-
oonfirmed...Due to the tremendous co- tze, lst/Sgt. of Sqdn. C was a senior
operation by the squadron on suggesting patrol leader of the same troop. His
a new name for this column, your repor- scout training probably explains Davis'
ter will drink the coke and the name will military bearing.
remain the same. Sooooo, A Merry X-Mas Sgt. John F. Harrington is an X-word
to you all. -Pfc. Maurice Gould puzzle fan, and is looking for harder
-^*.440r. ip4 B1% oWe44W* puzzles to solve...Our day room is being
1 "ORDNOTES" improved every week. Those newly paint-
since we started to mess with the Q.M., ed walls certainly brighten up the at-
l buttons are popping all over the pla- mosphere. -Pfc. G. B. Backer
ce- the food is that good. The only rt .4\.twt.t-1
casualtywas Cpl. Pappas, who, when asked "GUARDIANS"
if he wanted a second helping, promptly est wishes and congratulations to our
fainted. Olst/Sgt., P.M. O'Neil and Mrs. O'Neil
Tuesday night was the night of our or- on their recent addition to the family.
ganization's Christmas party, and it was Incidentally, it's a boy, ("Jr."), and
a "beaut". M/Sgt. Burnett played the the stogies were passed out bythe dozen.
guitar with close harmony by the company Also, congrats to Pfc. Wiltse, who re-
as T/Sgt. Witham went through his famous cently entered into wedlock withthe for-
dance, "The Death of a Faun". Sgt. Wit- mer Miss Erma Lee Smith of Blountstown.
ham has played in all the Boston Clip Who was that "Guardian" who was re-
Joints, and before entering the Army, he stricted several weeks ago and is now


keeping his shoes in
tion?...And why are
Artal the "Tag Kid"
Simonson is still t
thing" on Sgt. See.
a gumshoe)...Sgt. Dod
duty with the main g
letter-writer, -Sgt.
must be slipping. Th
not print his torrid
our chow castles.

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Greeting Card from
kick", signed, "Lieut
ard Littell.
So many men have
for various schools
bier is actually go
questions as to "Wh
where am I going?".
may have a quiet Chh
down is that he doe
about it than you do.
Now that we have
how 'boot having a t
mine the squadron cha
interested, please le
draw up a schedule.
A very Merry Chris'
every one of you.

ith Christmas arou
0. day room has been
corated. Much credit
"Strick" Strickland
job. Truthfully, wi
that I don't believe
possibly pass us up.
going to hang up our
laundry comes back in
Pfc. Gowland report
football team is in
Bowl, having defeated
their first game...Sgt.
ton took the "big si
tions, Whit, and may
be little ones!
It's a pleasure to
maintenance record the
so far this month. Le
hope that the "Gremlini
There has been qui
barracks to see which
est and neatest...Is i
low must have Christm
the Christmas Spirit?

a "dazzling" condi- "FINANCE FANFARE"
they calling Cpl. We won't have a white Christmas,
?...Pfc. "Yankee"- There'll be no snow or holly seen.
trying to "get some- But our old Finance Department
(Sgt. See was once Will help to make it green.
d is now on active Actually, the old Finance Dept. had pl-
ate...Our champion enty of holly, and a tree-- and as Popeye
"Rugged" Bernard, is wont to say, "Presinks", for every
e "News Herald" did member of the detachment.
letter concerning Highlight of the ceremonies was a song,
-Cpl. Sam Marotta "Heil in der Furher's Face." It was ren-
J*.aVgfWe- dered by Pfc. Art Schneider, who just
IES" rendered it to pieces..."There ain't no
ceived a Christmas Santa Claus," says Sgt. Joe Cappiello.
their former "top- "I hang up a sock Christmas eve, and when
enant and Mrs. Bay- I wake up, it's just as dirty as the nite
filed applications Two of the younger yardbirds who ex-
that Ist/Sgt. Bar- pressed doubts as to the existence of S.
ing nuts answering Claus, were excused by Lt. Shofner and
en am I going, and were permitted to go down to the line to
In order that he see him arrive by plane.
ristmas, the low- And finally, though we're filled with
isn't know any more "peace on earth, good will toward men",
it shouldn't happen to a dog what we want
a ping-pong table, to happen to Adolph, Musso, Tojo, and all
tournament to deter- they stand for. -Sgt. Felix Leon
npion? All fellows 7z ca *Cee
t me know and we'll N "MEDICWOES"
lhen there was the patient on sick call
tmas to each and cOwho threw a nickel down on the phar-
-Cpl. J. J. Freeman macy counter and asked for a coke!
*8-~~n .Kts a *e Pfc. St. Clair has just discovered that
LASHES" all A.M. students have to be expert gun-
nd the corner, our ners, too. We wish him luck on that exam
appropriately de- over at Eglin...That fellow of fiction,
t should go to Pvt. non-fiction and belles-letters at the
for the excellent hospital is Pfc. Calvin "Golden Boy" Green,
Lth a day room like E.M. in charge of the new library. Keep
Id "St. Nick" could up the good work, Calvin.
At least we're The Medics had a taste of revenge on
stockings, IF the Saturday when Pfc. Pecus scored a touch-
time. down and Cpl. J.L. Smith blocked a kick
s that the squadron as they beat the Ordnance on our field,
line for the Sand 8-0. We hope to do better on the basket-
i the "Brownies" in ball court next time.
"Crash" Whitting- Those Yuletide decorations down here
tep". Congratula- certainly lend to a merrier holiday sea-
j all your troubles son. Snow would complete the picture.
(You can't have everything, Laubly. -the
note the splendid Ed.).
line has hung up About the "Taler's" comment concerning
yet's keep it up and service at the PX, we figure that "date
s" don't read this. talk" ranks 95% of the time. Personally,
te a feud between \ some of us want to get something to eat!
one was the clean- A We all hope that Pfc. Dave Robinson
it true that a fel- f will soon leave the hospital ward. He
ias Spirits to get has had quite a siege...And Pvt. Pruett
was seen walking towards the barracks with
-S/Sgt. G. L. Rowe his emptmess tray. (Love?) -Sgt. Laubly

f re's a hearty "Welcome" to the new
j members of the squadron who recently
arrived from "Skunk Hollow". We hope
you'll like your new home.
bolsky as best man at Sgt. Clausen's
wedding; Sgt. Statile back in circula-
tion in P.C.; A few more buses running
between the Field and P.C.; Max Woods,
Pfc., U.S.A., keep quiet after lights
out and let the rest of the men sleep;
Who "Hank" Chapman voted for in the "Miss
Tyndall Field" Contest; Sgts. Nuebauer
and Bressler around town a little more.
The day room is not quite finished,
but it won't be long, now. We would like
to see the "park" finished soon too, so
that we can "throw" that party there has
been so much talk about.
Congrats to S/Sgt. Snoddy, who recently
slipped up to Macon and took unto him-
self a wife. Best of luck to you, Jack.
-S/Sgt. Steve Blankenship
4-o :-4. i*O..
e take this opportunity to wish the
S~0best of luck to Sgts. Monari, Roun-
tree, Young, Esposito, Halpin and Sil-
vers, who have been transferred to Salt
Lake City. The outfit they go to will
be as proud of them as we were.
We were sorry to lose our "Inspector",
namely, T/Sgt. Fewell, who went on tem-
porary D.S. to Arcadia, Fla. Apalach
claimed four of our men when Pfcs. Gist,
Onley and Merrill and Pvt. Thomas left
for there last week.
We're happy that our C.O., Lt. Weis
got the chance to leave on his well-de-
served "furlough". During his absence,
Lt. Bridgeford is capably guiding the
This reporter observed Sgt. Roths-
child taking out "Old Age" Security in
the form of War Bonds. We hope to see
all of our men following suit. How about
it, men? See T/Sgt. Pesnell, he won't
bite you.
Gossip has it that Cpl. Smith has de-
veloped a fondness for "late at nite"
calls...Our C.Q. seems to be "on the
ball" lately...T/Sgt. Fishbaugh is about
to leave the happy "Canaries" for a
blonde. (His wife).
With the hope that the Armorer Chief
will keep his hands off of Cpl. Frady's
typewriter, I'll close this chatter.
-T/Sgt. Fishbaugh

_it looks like the race for that Miss
KLfram the hangar has developed into a
wlk-away for the Sgt. Hunter. But don't
worry, Cpl. Weeks, there are some nice
girls back in Maine.
Sgt. Davis is to be wedded on Christ-
mas Day. The entire squadron has been
invited by Sgt. Bullard to Davis' apart-
ment for supper. PX checks will be ac-
cepted...The next time Sgt. Herring goes
on a XC to Ft. Worth, he should remember
to bring his sex appeal with him. Let-
ters are all right, but even Misiaveg
did well.
My brother is sending me a box of snow
for Christmas, and all Yankees can have
a look for nothing. Rebels, 25 cents.
Cpl. Coleman spent a very uneventful
Saturday nite under a table at the O.Q.
It has gotten so that whenever he goes
there, one of the waitresses sweeps out
under his table. (He once complained
about getting his trousers dirty.)
That's all for now, except, lst/Sgt.
Robert "G.I." Kelly wishes everyone a
very Merry Christmas. -Pfc. Ed Strong

vt. Fredrick J. Hughes gave quite an
exhibition of marksmanship on the
ranges, the other day. With a pistol he
scored 96 out of a 100 at 15 yds.; 45
out of 50 at 25 yds.; and with a tommy
gun he scored 18 hits in 18 tries, at 50
yards. Congratulations, "Deadeye".
Pvt. Cavallaro, our mail clerk, has
been doing a swell job at handling the
tremendous amount of extra X-Mas traffic.
We welcome back Cpls. Grissom and Dem-
ski, who have completed a course at the
Turret Service School in St. Louis...And
Pfc. Stopczy writes us from Detroit that
he won't have to dream about a white
Christmas. -Pfc. Vincent Del Ponte

lad to see Pvt. Kuklis back on the job
After his recent staying the hospital.
Also, our sympathies go to Pvt. Bryan,
who is on "duty" this week. Well, we
caught it once for nine days straight at
No. 3...Pvt. Wolfer has been elevated
to the status of "operator"...And Pfc.
Cannizzaro is nursing a new cigarette
lighter- a gift from his wife on their
first anniversary...Holiday greetings to
all the boys-- and to the girls, -88.
-Pfc. MacLaren



The Yardbird SE2
Great Day, the ole Yardbird has sho bin used up this weak. Fur sum reeson er
othur it is eckseedinly hara ter fly a areplain, it sho is. an whin yall cums
ter think aboot it there aint but wun thing ya got ter wurry aboot, an that's the
groun. Ter tell the truth ma instrukter does mos uv the wurryin. He claims i
must be mad with him an trying ter git him eligibul fur a shave an a twelve gun
saloot an thin i grins an makes ot like I bin doin all thim crasy things on a
purpuss but I aint. i caint help it.
Their aint as minny uv us fellers heer now as there wus, iff'n yall nose whut I
meens, an i is sho bin sweatin thees folks ot ter deeside ter let me stay awhile
longer. I keeps jest as soshabul as i kin an tries ter konvinse everybody that i
thinks this is a mity nise plase an that I sho wants ter stay but they is powur-
ful hard to pull a snow job on sumtimes. Yestiddy i bawt my instrukter a sody
pop an a candy bor an give him a niokul ter put in the Jook box but i still aint
got him inter whut wud be easily reckonized as a pleasant mude. Sho is hard ter
pleese, aint he? *
Gud Buddies, this heer is the time uv the yeer whin a man is supposed ter smile
at fust sgts. an do whut the corpruls tells him an kind uv forsaik his own hap-
piness fur othur folkes. I sho hopes eech an evur wun uv yall has a pleasant
hollerday an injoys his self ter the fullist eckstint. i thinks uv yall oftin an
it is all ways with a hole lot uv sentermint attached. So, Merry Christmas, Good
Buddies, and a New Year that is filled with pleasure and lets sweat it out to
have that big holiday we're all praying for.---------The Yardbird (No. 1)


All my Christmas shopping's over.
All my worries are laid to rest.
I'm not much at playing Santa,
But with my means I've done my best.

There were presents for my mother,
My sisters and my dad.
There were greetings for the best pals
Anyone ever had.

At Christmas time we'll all sing out
The carols loud and low
And in the streets there will be heard
Sleigh bells tinkling on the snow.

'Tis the spirit of Christmas
That again and again
Fills our thoughts with dreams
Of home and love for fellow men.

In this world of war torn nations
-In this world of armored might,
Freedom's men will find their peace
In the ageless calm of "Silent Night".

Sgt. Ford Etheridge
(Craig Field, Ala.)

Come all ye children
And more than ever before
Buy Bonds for Christmas---
And keep buying more and morel

Nadine Kelley
(Sub Depot)

Prt. Mathias Brantner, an AAF train-
ee at Chanute Field, did not show up
on pay day to collect his lettuce" .
Uhen asked why the show of indifference
towards the precious green, Brantner
replied, "Why should I call for it? I
don't smoke, drink or gamble and I
don't have any dependents."
IAri officials persuaded him to ac-
cept his pay and buy War Bonds.


GEBERALs Yukon, 2000 miles; Copper
(two-thirds) and Zine (one-third);
John Hanoooks France, a gift from the
GEOGRAFEYs On the border between Af-
ghanistan and India; 7800 miles; er-
many and Italy.
SPORT8 s Cornelius MoGillicuddy; Sir
Maloolm Capbell; Jesse Owens(won four
gold medals); 1896 at Athens.
AMERICAN HISTORYs John Adams second
President was father of John Quincy
Adams sixth President; Andrew Johnson;
Fifty-six The Bill of Rights.
1. Typewriters; 2. Jockeys 3. Gol-
fers; 4* Prise-fighters; 5. Authors
6. Guma

Surgical dressings class will meet
as usual on Monday, December 28th. A
new quota of dressings has arrived, so
we'll have plenty with which to work.
The regular Red Cross sewing and
knitting groups will not meet on Mon-
day, December 28th. The regular meet-
ings will be resumed on Monday, Jan-
uary 4th. Here's hoping, that with
the short vacation, everyone will come
back with renewed vim and vigor, and
full of "news and views" on Santa
SClaus. I

The bowling league committee wants
to remind you that the new tournament
starts on Tuesday, January 5th at 2:00
P.M. Every team member should be pre-
sent, and all substitutes are urged to
come also. Tell your friends about
this tournament. The rules which were
set up at the luncheon will be re-
viewed for the benefit of newcomers.

Mrs. Thorpe, late of Panama City is
fast becoming a Globe-trotter -- Her
friends will be glad to know she has
settled on New York for the holidays,
but will be backin Philadelphia short-
ly. She and Capt. Thorpe say they
have apartments in three cities now-
anyone interested can take their pick.
Regret to say that our hearty congrat-
ulations and best wishes to Mrs. Shof-
ner and Dianne were omitted from our
last edition- coming late makes them
no less sincere!!***Capt. and Mrs.
Bristle are sporting a real live Christ-
mas tree from the North in their liv-
ing room- not a toy one, either***Many
are the.comings and goings during the
holiday season, Mrs. Noble and son
Bunny, coming all the way from cold,
snowy Nebraska to join our circle***
Capt. and Mrs. Detreville going home
(Glenville) for Christmas.***Lt. and
Mrs. Barbour flying to Los Angeles***
Mrs. Price ("silver wings") holidaying
in big ol' New Yawk.

GENERAL: (5 points each)
1. Whose signature on the Declaration
of Independence was so large that his
name has been synonymous with signa-
tures ever since?
2. Where did the Statue of Liberty
come from?
3. Brass is composed of what two
4. What is the longest river in

SPORTS: (5 points each)
1. What is Connie Mack's real name?
2. Who broke the five year speed re-
cord for motor boat racing held by Gar
3. Name the American negro who was
No. 1 hero of the 1936 Olympics at
4. Where and when were the first
Modern Olympic Games held?

GEOGRAPHYs (5 points each)
1. Where is the Khyber Pass?
2. What two countries does the Bren-
ner Pass divide?
3. Give within 1,000 miles the amount
by which the Panama Canal shortens
the trip by water from New York to San

AMERICAN HISTORYs (5 points each)
1. What father and son have both been
Presidents of the United States?
2. Give within ten the number of men
who signed the Declaration of Indepen-
3. Against what President of the
United States were impeachment charges
4. What name is sometimes given the
first ten amendments of the Constitu-
tion of the United States?

1. Remington.

(4 points each)
2. Basil James.
Eddie Arcaro.
Don Meade.

3. John Farrell.
Joe Kirkwood.
McDonald Smith.

4. Jack Roper.
John Lewis.
Benny Leonard.

5. Margaret Mitchell. 6. Teaberry.
George Eliot. Bubble.
Dorothy Parker. Pepsin.







IlIIbb t I H HUIN I E<


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This, my dear "Dogfaces," is the_
introduction to a new department in
the Target. Its purpose is to explain
the mysterious mechanism that makes a
mess hall click. The main reason for,
this department is to create a good
understanding between the men who eat
in the mess halls and those of us who
toil(who threw that)there. Incidently
we hope to replace the "killer gleam"
in your eyes with the look of kindly
friendship whenever a cook or mess
sergeant appears on the horizon.

We cooks are also human, the
same as you, with the same desires,
ambitions, habits, loves, hates and
the ability to make mistakes. (Hear!
Hear!) So please bear with us in this
momentous and precedent-shattering
piece of writing. Inasmuch as this
covers one of the most important
functions in life (makes us seem im-
portant when we put it that way) It
iould make good reading. So here

First of all the mess halls are,
and always have been, open to any
constructive criticism or suggestions,
providing the person making the sug-
gestions doesn't state them behind
clenched teeth, with a grenade in one
hand. and a commando throat-cutter in
the other. (This first try of ours
at this is going to be pleasant if it
kills us)

So come on men, if you have a
legitimate complaint or an idea for
improvement, let us know, either
verbally to the mess officers or mess
sergeants or by note to the Post mess
in the Administration Building. We'll
do our part to apply the practical
suggestions. And whats more, We'll
even give you full credit for the
idea through this page.

This being an introduction, like
all good introductions, we'll make it
short. Next week we'll go into per-
sonalities in the mess halls. (we'll
bet you can hardly wait!) We may even
go so far as to reveal our secret
formula, which the F.B.I. has been
carefully guarding along with the
Norden bombsight; of the mysterious
concoction called "army stew", this
of course, by special permission of
Miss Lindy- (Lindquist to you) the
post dietician.

So untio then we leave you with
the beautiful thought so aptly express-

"Bread cast upon the waters
Now and then
May return in the form of
Steak and ice cream and all
the junk you can think of".




This is the notice served on the Post Personnel that from this date henceforth
there will be a "Question and Answer" department in this column. Now, we don't
* claim to be a combination of Mayo Brothers Dorothy Dix and the Quiz Kids, but we
will do our best on just about any question and particularly those pertaining
to foods, mess hall and Home Economics. No question concerning medical or legal
advice will be considered. In sending in your question all you have to do is tea
off the top of your barracks, write your question and sign your name and then break
it over the head of the nearest mess sergeant. or to do it the hard way, you can
write the question out on a slip of paper sign your name and squadron and turn it
in to the first cook that you may meet either in or outside the mess hall. Your
question will be considered and if judged to be enlightening we will publish it
with your signature in the earliest possible edition of the Tyndall Target. Send
in your questions, boys, and remember that humorous questions will be appreciated
as much as the serious type.

Q. What kind of meat is perferred by

A. A survey shows that beef is first
in favor with pork second.

Q. Are there any special brain foods

A. No. Brain cells apparently use
the same kinds of food materials as
other living cells do. The best way to
feed the brain well is to keep the
body in good health.

Q. Did the Italians invent spighetti?

A. No. History reveals that the
credit goes to the Chinese.

Q. What food is used most widly?
A. Rice is more extensively grown and PEELING POTATOES AGAIN?
:more widely used than any other food- K.P.....FOR USING PROFANITY, SIR.

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SATURDAY, December 25
"Silver Queen"
George Brent Priscil*; Lane
SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 27-28
"You Were Never Lovelier"
Fred Astaire Rita Hayworth

TUESDAY, December 29
"I Married A Witch"
Frederic March Veronica Lake
WEDNESDAY, December 30
"Underground Agent"
Leslie Brooks Bruce Bennett

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, Dec. 31, Jan. 1
"Thunder Birds"
Gene Tierney Preston Foster

SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 27-28
"Thunder Birds"
Gene Tierney Preston Foster
TUES., WED., THURS., Decxmbe 2.30i1
"Who Done It"
Abbott and Costello
"A Night to Remember"
Loretta Young Brian Aherne
FRIDAY, January 1
"A Night to Remember"
Loretta Young Brian Aherne
SATURDAY, January 2
"Pardon My Guns"
Charles Starrett
"Gentleman Jim"
Errol Flynn Alexis Smith

SUNDAY, MONDAY, December 27-28
"King Kong"
Robert Armstrong
TUESDAY, December 29
"Prime Minister"
Diana Wynyard John Gielgud
WEDNESDAY, December 30
"Murder in the Big House"
Barton MacLane
THURSDAY, December 31
"Paper Bullets"
Joan Woodbury Jack LaRue
"Devil Bat"
Bela Lugosi
"Texas Terror"
Don (Red) Barry




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