VOL.1 N0.49 ARMY AIR FORCES GUNNERY SCHOOL. TYNDALL FIELD FLORIDA. JAN.1.1943!
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HOW ARE YOU FLYING?
Will I live after death; is my soul immortal? That question at one time or
another troubles every thinking man, so naturally it occasionally troubles you
too. It is not simple to prove that man's soul lives on after his death, but it
is a thousand times more difficult to prove that it does not.
God gave definite laws to everything He created, and all things except man
are governed by fixed laws. For example, the stars cannot choose to shine or not
to shine; they have no choice, but man can choose to be a hero or a coward. He
can keep G6d's law or break it. In other words, a man is free to do right or
wrong. In giving you this great power of choice, do you think God is not going
to hold you accountable for it? Does not the War Department hold you accountable
for your uniform, gun, and other supplies?
If you break a law of health, you get sick. If you violate the Articles of
War, you are punished. If you violate God's Articles of Life -- what happens?
Many people get away with it, but it can't be forever. Your own common sense
tells you that there must be a hereafter where the good will be rewarded as heroes
are, and the wicked punished as traitors are. God's patience indicated His will-
ingness to give us another, and still another chance to get wise to ourselves and
society and keep His regulations for our own sake and that of our country.
-In this life we are like an air pilot flying in the darkness of the night.
We cannot see, cannot understand very much about the future, but there is a beam
from Heaven -- Christ's teaching. Finding and following this beam we shall make
a safe landing.
A.M...Protestant Sunday School
A.M...Mass- Recruit Detachment
P.M....Colored Worship Service
P.M....Recruit Worship Service
12:30 P.M.........Noon-Day Devotions
6:30 P.M..Catholic Novena Devotions
7:00 P.M...........Protestant Choir
6:30 P.M..........Instruction Class
6:00 P.M.............Jewish Service
6:30 A.M .......................Mtss
6:0 P.-M ................ CO***~
OVER 1,000 BALLOTS CAST IN THIRD WEEK!
LT. GENERAL ARNOLD SENDS GREETINGS
TO THE MEN OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES
"Spread eagled around the earth,
fighting across eight distant hori-
zons, our Air Forces this Christmas
season are again dedicating their li-
ves to bring peace on earth to the
nations of the world. A year ago the
Western Hemisphere was pulled.sudden-
ly into the arena of war by an enemy
who struck across the Pacific at us by
air, treacherously, without warning.
At that time, this nation was con-
centrating upon its assignment as the
arsenal of Democracy. We fought only
* on the Factory Front. Our own Ameri-
can Air Forces were lacking in equip-
ment for the task that was suddenly
thrust upon us by a cunning enemy.***
"The whole American way of life,
that had produced our pilots and air-
crews and the aircraft in which they
fought; all this was suddenly and bru-
tally tested in battles. We have not
been found wanting.
"And now at the end of the year that
could have brought disaster, we have
met the challenge, we have held every
front, and on many fronts we now are
striking back with increasing and cru-
"And so now, in deepest gratitude, I
send forth my greetings to you men who
have worked this brave miracle. Where-
ever you may be fighting *** I send
you assurance that this Christmas marks
the beginning of a bright year, a
proud year, a year in which the mount-
ing strength of our Allies and our own
armed forces will win the war in the
air and march on toward that peace on
earth for which we all fight.
s/s H.H. ARNOLD
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
Commanding General, Army Air Forces"
BACK ISSUES OF THE "TYNDALL TARGET"
WHICH HAVE ACCUMULATED DURING THE PAST
YEAR, WILL BE PLACED ON SALE IN THE
MAIN POST EXCHANGE ON JANUARY 16TH
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE A.E.R.
MISS EDITH HUNTER, OF SIGNAL OFFICE,
WINNING CANDIDATE WITH 462 TALLIES
Taking an early lead, which she
never relinquished, Miss Edith Hunter
"coasted in" to become the third fi-
nalist candidate in the "Miss Tyndall
Field" Contest. A check on the ballot-
ing reveals that a total of 1267 votes
were cast during the week, topping the
previous high of 786.
The number of votes received by Miss
Hunter was the most yet garnered by
any candidate in the contest. However,
the three contestants closest to the
winner were far from lacking in admir-
ers, as they shared 750 votes. Miss
Ruby Carswell, Mrs. Carrie Bryant and
Miss Kate Nelson, placed second, third
and fourth respectively.
The last of the thirty six candida-
tes are pictured in this issue. After
the votes on these candidates have
been tallied, the pictures of the win-
ning candidate of each of the four
weeks will appear in next week's "TAR-
GET" and from these four contestants
the men of Tyndall will be asked to
vote on their final choice for "Miss
C.B.S. "SPIRIT OF '43" WILL FEATURE
TYNDALL FIELD ACTIVITIES
For the second time in less than two
months, the work of the men at Tyndall
Field will be broadcast over a coast-
to-coast hook-up. On Saturday, Janu-
ary 9th, the Columbia Broadcasting
System's "Spirit of '43" will emanate
from the Panama City U.S.O.
A message from Colonel W.A. Maxwell,
musical numbers by the Tyndall Band
and Chorus, and the dramatization of
various phases of aerial gunnery train-
ing, w1ll highlight the half-hour show.
Mr. William Slocum, noted C.B.S.
producer, will be here to supervise
the program, He will be aided by Lt.
Robert G. Jennings, Radio Officer of
the AAFSETC. Arrangements for the
show are being handled by Lt. Jesse N.
Bigbee, Tyndall's acting P.R.O.
(Time: 1:,30 P.M., C.W.T.)
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 Jr.
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
Pfc. Marshall Goodman
Corp. Frank Horn
Sgt. Arnold Milgaten
Sgt. Saul Samiof
Corp. James Freeman
Lt. Joseph A. Dickerman
S/Sgt. William Castle
S/Sgt. John Mitchell
Corp. Silas Upchurch
At Henderson Field, a sentry posted on
the outskirts was probably thinking that
the jungle seemed unusually quiet that
night. He probably curved his wrist and
caught a glimpse of the time on his wrist
watch. The moon could well have been
It didn't matter much if his watch was-
n't exactly accurate --he knew that once
the moon had chased the dusk, the new
year couldn'tbemany hours off. And per-
haps his relief was later than usual,
giving him a few more minutes to dwell on
events of the past year.
A year ago that night he might have
been a recruit -or even a civilian. If he
was a recruit, he probably celebrated the
Eve in St. Louis' huge U.S.O., or in a
Hollywood or New York night club. If he
was a civilian, he probably did the same
And it's pretty certain that either as
a recruit or a civilian, he wasn't giving
too much thought to the past or the fu-
ture --he just concentrated on the pleas-
ant present. But now, as a sentry on
guard at Guadalcanal it was different.
There weren't any night clubs or U.S.O.s,
--there wasn't much he could do except
think about that past...and the future.
What was there to think about of the
past? Well, he might have begun thinking
of it in personal terms-- but it's a safe
bet that his thoughts drifted to the world
in general. He might have recalled the
fall of Bataan and Corregidor. He might
have tried to picture the scenes...Ameri-
can and Philippine Scouts stalking the
jungles for Jap snipers...men on "his
side" eating mule meat for want of some-
thing better. He probably felt a sem-
blance of a lump in his throat as he
thought of the example of courage that
these men have set.
They were Americans, and he was an
American, and therefore, what they did,
he could do. That was logical reasoning.
Wasn't he one of the first to land on
this island? Didn't he and the rest of
his buddies make that first landing know-
ing full well that not every Jap bullet
would miss? That took courage. He "qual-
Yes, he "qualified"...A million more
Americans have "qualified", and before
the next New Years, --several million
more will have to equal the standard of
courage and bravery that American fight-
ing men have set in the battles of the
past --on the sea, in the air and on
When that sentry on Henderson Field
greeted his relief with a"Happy New Year,
Joel", there must have been an exchange
of grins --but then, who else has a
better right to grin.
We don't know how many of our officers
hung up socks last week, but Santa is
reported to have visited only four of
them. Finance's former Lt. Emory Shof-
ner now carries extra ballast for the
greenbacks in the form of double bars,
and ex-Lts. William Christian and Neil
Lebhar will carry more weight around the
hospital for the same reason. Lt. Bailey
also of the Medical Staff. is now using
silver polish instead of gold...Word has
reached us that a certain well-known
Tyndall Miss claims immunity from the
"TARGET". Perhaps she misunderstood us.
What we meant was that we will not pull
the trigger-first---l...And Lt. Shields
has threatened us with "total destruc-
tion" if we dare to print a word of what
we believe to be common knowledge...
Captain McCullough left the worries of
his Employment Office to the "kids" for
the pleasures of a troop movement...We
notice that Lt. Weis is back in the fold
after a leave...And we're told that Lt.
Des Portes gave a "command performance"
on his guitar at the O.C. the other nite.
Our reporter reviewed the Lt.'s rendi-
tion of "The Wreck of the Old '97" as a
masterpiece of "feeling, pathos and ex-
ecution"...Captain Ammon McClellan was
seen back in the P.R. Office, looking
none the worse for his two month absence
...Then there is the Lt. who had diffi-
culty in finding his own room at the B.
O.Q. A friend suggested that he paint a
large "X" on the outside of it...Lt.
Jimmie Corr received quite a surprise
when he returned to his apartment on
Christmas Eve to find his Chemical War-
fare staff ready for duty with (package
store purchased) chemicals. Incidental-
ly, Lt. Corr is leaving us for an assign-
ment at Maxwell Field. It is with the
deepest regret that his many friends bid
him farewell and wish him the best of
luck...We've received unconfirmed reports
that Lt. Clayton C. Hill has been lost
in action. Lt. Hill was the C.O. of the
"Gunner Makers" until several months ago,
and we join with them in sincerely hop-
ing that the news is untrue. He was
"tops" with his men, and with everyone
who knew him...From the Medics comes the
story that Capt. Handy's "car" has gone
in for "road building". We've seen the
"car", and now we know why we write
about it as a "car".
For the benefit of our readers who tried
to check the answers to the X-MAS "How
Do You Rate?" page, we wish to announce
that the confusion was probably due to
the fact that the editors of that page
began their Christmas celebration a bit
early...And this column shares the sen-
timents of Tyndall veterans who wish the
best of everything to Miss Nell Smith
and S/Sgt. William C. Brewer. They an-
nounced their engagement last week..Sgt.
Mains, that human dynamo from Ward 3 at
the hospital, has such playful room-
mates. While on one of his few trips to
town, they took the Sgt's. bed apart to
see "what makes it tick"...It is getting
so, that Pvt. McAbee of the 69th is cal-
ling the P.C. M.P.s by their first names,
and not for "Dale Carnegie" purposes,
either!...For "My Most Embarrassing Mo-
ment" retoucher extra-ordinaire Pfc.
Cappicotta, will have one to tell to his
grandchildren. "Cappy" was in town last
week with a local gal. He probably plan-
ned it to be his last "date" for a while
because he was expecting the "real" one
down from the North the next day. As
they walked into a local drug store, the
photo staff artist and his "date" were
met by THE ONE, who had arrived a day
earlier and had tried to reach "Cappy"
at the Field by phone! ("Cappy" did some
tall explaining and finally succeeded in
convincing his fiancee that he was still
"true".) Well, that's one way of doing
it...The Coast Guardsmen in this area
seem to have made a successful invasion.
Sgt. Hunter of the "Cloud Hoppers" and
Brother Clark of the "Gunner Makers"
both lost "affairs of the heart" to the
blue-jackets this week...Eddie Strong
tells us that Pfc. Goldwater entertained
the crowd at the Embassy with some popu-
lar ballads X-MAS Eve. Some called for
an encore, but the majority wanted to
call the cops...S/Sgt. Sherill White is
the proud dad of a nine and a half pound
baby boy. Mother and child are doing
fine; the father is convalescing...And
as one reporter put it, "Sugar is to be
rationed for men below the first three
grades- rruff".. Sgt. Wiley of the "Sta-
tic Chasers" is still anticipating-- a
furlough...And what "Brownie" S/Sgt. is
now receiving nightly "sugar reports"
from the Morning Report section? 7-rh 7Tal
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W "GUNNER MAKERS"
ork on the Day Room is progressing
nicely, and it won't be long before the
boys will be spending their long winter
nights there. We're going to invite all
the C.O.'s to visit our "Club" when it's
Our crackerjack bowling team is one of
six that have entered the new Field
kegling tournament. However, we will
still take on any challengers in outside
matches. Contact Ist/Sgt. Taylor for
After Saturday's "sweatin' out" (pass-
es) the boys will prepare for inspec-
tions much better than they have been.
Lt. Miller and ist/Sgt. Taylor weren't
satisfied with the condition of the bar-
racks and put the boys back to work.
From now on, we'll bet that there will
not be any more "encores".
Several of the fellows are wondering
who the "Red Head" is that is passing
out the "sugar reports" these days...And
Brother Clark never missed a night in
town until this week. We hear that the
Coast Guard has taken over. A short ro-
mance, I calls it.
Cupid is really slipping-not one "Gun-
ner Maker" took the road to matrimony
this week...Supply Sgt. Cofer is away,on
furlough...When Sgt. Tobolsky lets out
on his harmonica, it souAds almost as
"good" as the bkad now playing its 23rd
week at the Victory roof. How about
giving up music, Marty?
That's all for now, I've got to go and
cast my vote for "Miss Tyndall Field".
-Sgt. Steve Blankenship
Christmas was Merry,
Christmas was gay,
But those that got pixilated
Ended up in a saaaad way.
nd thusly ended the Yuletide season
for some...It was with a shy smile that
Miss Edna Bryant of the Line PX admitted
that she had been Mrs. (Pvt.) Archie
Floyd for the past two weeks.
Pvt. Showalter told us that he is ser-
iously thinking of joining one of the
local Indian tribes. Could it be by ma-
trimony?????...A lottery is being held
based on the date that the gas will give
out on Cpl. Van Alstyne's newly loaned
vehicle. The question is, will he be
a King for a week or a day?...Sgt. Bob
Mintner received one of the nicest gifts
of the season when he exchanged "I do's'"
with one of P.C.'s fairest (Louise Rol-
lins) on December 25th.
To the.party or parties who were re-
sponsible for the 69ers enjoying all
those apples, oranges and nuts, we thank
you on behalf of all the men.
-Pvt. M. Gould (The Perennial Pvt.)
A "Q,M, QUIPS"
most hearty welcome is extended to Lt.
Avery, who recently arrived here and has
been assigned as Post Laundry Officer.
Four Q.M.s who really deserve "thanks"
this week are Pfcs. George Usher, Edward
Smith, Cox and Sgt. Drew. They cooked
up a Christmas Day meal that was second
to none. The entire squadron joins in
expressing gratitude and appreciation
for their fine effort.
Sergeants Ramey and Henderson are both
in a fog over a couple of photos they re-
ceived for X-MAS...Not enough men are
turning out for the bowling team.. The
Post League started on Monday, so let's
get ON THE BALL!
Good luck to the men who left our or-
ganization on the 23rd...The X-MAS dance
was quite a success, even though Pvt.
Dane Savine thought the punch was a lit-
tle weak. -Pfc. Albert Rubin
gt. Nail returned from furlough a
blushing groom. Also, we understand that
it won't be long before his two buddies,
Cpls. Hammett and Gruber, follow suit.
Philadelphia must be some town.
We think that Cpl. Jim Trible ought to
break down and tell us all that happened
out in Denver recently...We're sorry to
say it, boys, but ye goode olde red and
blue Studebaker is no more. The Phaeton
long a familiar figure around the squad-
ron, has gone the way of all good things.
For the sixth time that we know of, it
has changed hands. A group of civilians
have it now. I'm a sad man.
Three cheers for the men who have been
repairing the walks around the squadron,
and renovating our orderly room to make
it look like a real office. Keep up the
good work, fellows.
One thing we'd like to caution you
about men, is the ping-pong ball situa-
tion. They are very difficult to obtain
these days, either by hook or crook, so
let's be more careful with those that we
THINGS WE'D LIKE TO SEE: ...Some clean
sheets and pillow casesll...The laundry
come back on time and everyone getting
back all that they sent in...100% par-
ticipation in the WAR BOND drive...And
the swellest New Year for each and every
one of you. -Cpl. James J. Freeman
" -- "ORDNOTES*v'
If a certain little gal at the Signal
Office doesn't win this week's "Miss
Tyndall Field" award, Sgt. Christina is
Sgt. Ponzio has left on furlough to a
quaint little place somewhere up north,
called Brooklyn. Sgt. Ponziois known as
the company's most bashful boy. He cl-
aims it's because he "doesn't mature un-
til 6:30,when his fangs 'pop' out". His
S will be a spiritual furlough as he in-
tends to sleep all the time- including
New Year's Eve. This isn't to be doubt-
ed, because on his last jaunt to Brook-
lyn he spent three days chasing a blonde
thru Macy's basement, until customers
thought he was advertising a new manhood
With the QM Christmas dinner under
our belts (Sgt. Christina was campaign-
ing for votes throughout the dinner) no
one should have to eat much until 1943.
It was noticed that Sgt. Bliznik was
first in line. (And Sgt. Christina was
bucking the line with a pencil and blank
The Christmas party Thursday night was
greatly enjoyed by everyone. Santa br-
ought apples, nuts, and oranges by the
case. (He brought Cpl. Aurigemma a bot-
tle, milk, nipple and all.)
We'll have to wish everyone a snappy,
happy New Year, because here comes Sgt.
Christina again, with a pen and a ballot.
-T/Sgt. Ken Witham
iWe "BUZZ BUGS"
ell, the holidays have come and the
holidays have gone. (Beautiful reason-
ing). Now we find ourselves back in the
saddle with baggy eyes and empty wallets.
(The empty wallets I'm sure of, because
I've picked eight pockets without find-
r..... ing a "r"b1"- but on with.the dirt.)
Pvt. Yablonka (see your dictionary)has
left the tower to take over duties in
the Airways Station due to an urgent
call for code men. Incidentally, we
congratulate "Cadaver" Yablonka on his
fight against rigor mortis during this
past year. May his bones continue to
creak in the coming year.
A hearty welcome to Pvt. O'Dea, who
recently returned from a furlough to New
"Yawk". Also, a welcome to Pvt. Hoffer,
who wears a very pronounced leer since
his return from Indiana. The horrors of
civilization, I suppose.
Our illustrious N.C.O.I.C., T/Sgt. Al-
len, received a Christmas present from
the boys. This, no doubt, accounts for
the happy expression he's wearing. When
asked how he liked the gift, Allen re-
plied, "Goo Goo".
Priorities being what they are, and
writing space being what it is, I'll have
to close. Luff and Kizzez.
-Pvt. F.B. Weller
Th "BLUE BIRDS"
here was an article in the Army Air
Forces Southeast Training Center "NEWS"
about a ship that had some 2,000 hours
time on it. Then in a later issue there
was a story of a ship with 2,300 hours
of time. Well, we don't want to brag,
but, our Cpl. Duffy, crew chief of plane
number 901, (AT6A) boasts that his ship
has 2,548 hours and 20 minutes of flying
It seems that a two man expedition,
consisting of Lt. Leibowitz and Ist/Sgt.
Rahm, went out the Tuesday morning be-
fore Christmas in search of a tree for
the occasion. After wearily plodding
the streets of Panama City for close to
four hours, they brought home the "ba-
con" -a nice little spruce, plus the
Congratulations are in order for Pfc.
(Crew Chief Geesee) McNeese, who was set
adrift on the sea of Matrimony with Miss
Thelma Williams of Jackson, Miss.
The Squadron's Day Room has been in-
disposed all last week due to the fact
that it has been getting a coat of paint
and a new squadron insignia. The honor-
able Cpl. Morrell has been presiding.
Attention, Miss Ruby Carswell: We want
you to know that the "Blue Birds" are
rooting for you in your bid for "Miss
Tyndall Field". -Pvt. A.J. Snead
gt. Ed Williams came back off fur-
lough all fine and dandy. He visited
sunny California and made the round trip
via a commercial airliner. He said it
was better than standing up on crowded
trains and buses.
S/Sgt. Selling certainly was glad to
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see his Mrs. She arrived ten hours later
than expected, and Seiling was waiting
on pins and needles...Sgt. Pat Flannigan
recently returned from a course in Ben-
dix Turret operation- and has had a chan-
ge of mind about the fairer sex. He
plans to take the step in February. Good
luck, Flannigan...S/Sgt. Welsh has re-
turned from furlough and was welcomed by
his bachelor mates...The non-bachelor
boys below the first three grades are
looking for a weeping rail.
We wonder what's behind B.G. Backer's
upper lip growth. Can it be that he has
entered into competition with someone?
Congratulations for the week go to our
Sgt. Fleishman who is doing a swell job
in his new position as assistant ser-
geant-major of the D. of T.
And the instructors of the squadron
want to take this opportunity to thank
their students for the lovely Christmas
presents they gave them. -Pfc. B. Backer
'Twas the morning after Christmas,
There was not a shout- not a yell.
Each yardbird was sleeping,
He was tired-as hell.
Fashion note: Pvt. Eddie Scallet has
donned the Sherlock Holmes outfit pres-
ented to him for X-MAS- and is now buck-
ing for a job in G-2.
We received a "poison pen note" the
other morning. Here it is:
"Our candidate for the laziest man in
the organization is Cpl. John Barry, who
shaves while lying in bed, fully dressed,
and under covers." The Finance rumor
clinic tried to track this one down, but
to date hasn't been able to get up early
enough to really check.
The cigar smoke was so thick again at
the Finance Office, you could hardly see
those new shiney bars on Capt. Shofner's
collar. Congratulations, Captainl
Sgt. Tom Astle threatens to appear at
the office in drawers, woolen, long, if
the laundry continues not to function.
"O.K.", said one of the yardbirds when
he heard that New Years resolutions were
in order, "Order me two." -Sgt. F. Leon
A "APALA CHATTER"
after several weeks of "vacationing"
at the Tyndall Hospital, it feels darn
good to be back on my feet with a type-
writer in my hand... I understand that
during my absence M/Sgts. Wright and Ken-
da have been shipped to Utah and from
there they will undoubtedly leave for
points West. We wish them all the luck
in the world.
We've finally gotten our movie equip-
ment here and now the boys are enjoying
shows nightly, except on Mondays and Wed-
nesdays...Flight Officer Ritger is in
charge, and he is assisted by Pfc. Ray-
dine Smith...Pvt. Frank Kowaleski, a
clerk in A.C. Supply, has named the mess
hall "Cheety's Grill". Rather clever of
the boyl...Pvt. Drake has a new local
heart-throb. He won't give out with her
name, but he says she's a "dream".
Pfc. Pede, of the Guard outfit, went
in for aerial gunnery. Last night he
tried soloing, when he jumped out of the
guard shack window as flames crackled
around him..'.The four "Ink Spots", (our
telephone operators) extend the season's
greetings to all...Cpl. Lindsay is spor-
ting a pair of genuine Texas boots- re-
ckon he'll put in for the Cavalry, now.
Mrs. Drenne, our new switchboard op-
erator, not only can handle the "board"
well,but is also reputed to be an expert
at "needling". Pfc. Glidewell learned
about it through personal experience..And
Miss Haden is about to depart for green-
er pastures. She is sporting a fair
sized piece of "ice". Best of luck,
Miss Haden, but we wonder who is the
lucky guy. Why be so secretive?
Lt. Herman, our Exec. Officer, is on a
fifteen-day leave to New York...S/Sgt.
Russell, message center flash, makes the
movie "Journey to Margaret" come true to
life as he journeys up to Tallahassee on
Saturday with Miss Lois Brennanof Panama
The personnel crew thanks Lt. heety,
Mess Officer for his X-MAS donation of
crates of fruit...Congratulations to all
of the recently appointed Flight Offi-
cers. The Canadian trained pilots hold
a nightly crying session at the N.C.O.
Club, with Sgts. Trombitas and Anderson
"guiding" the proceedings. The local
laundry has donated nice large turkish
towels for the occasions.
Predictions on the Bowl Games from
over here: Georgia over U.C.L.A. by a
wide margin; Tulsa over Tennessee by not
so wide a margin; Texas over Georgia
Tech by one touch-down; and Alabama over
Boston College by two touch-downs.
That's all for now- A Happy New Year
to all of you Apalachers. -Sgt. Murphy
The Yardbird SEZ
Well Good Buddies, the ole Yardbird kind uv shot his wad day befo yestiddy.
The man sayed that as mileeterry are craff goes i aint so gud, an the best thing
I cud do ter promote my gud health, an his, wud be ter fergit all aboot evur trying
ter fly a govmint plain. In othur wurds he gintly but furmly insisted that I try
sumthin else. The ole Yardbird's dun washed out.
* I felt aboot as bad aboot it as a feller kin feel. like whin the skwadron
clerk gets a wild hare an puts you down fur K P an latrine orderly on the same
day- just figgered the wurld wuz again me an i cudnt win. So i eased up town an
S hung on a gud drunk. (ma gud buddie, the edditer, has constantly reminded me not
ter use the turm git drunk, but on this heer partikyoular ocashun there aint no
adekwit deskripshun ter use ecksept it.) i got knee walking, gropin, feebul,
guttur moppin polluted. In othur wurds i wuznt in no desint shape ter attind no
ole ladies Sundy evening tee party. I didn't feel alurt an on ma toes fur a cupple
uv days but it sho did help inside. I think yall noze whut i meens.
The man tole me that i had kwallyfied ter go ter navygaters schule, an talked
like i wuz gittin a brake. I reckin that stuff is konsiderubly dull an i wont
win no meduls, but i is got a feeling that i is in fur a hole lot uv disagreea-
billiteas an if yall is intrestid in ma vershuns uv thim i will sho try ter keep
yo infawmed as ter the best way ter tell which away the winds ablowin an whin the
suns a shinin, an which direckshun the groun is. Well, I reckin i'd better be
agoin. ---The Yardbird (No. 1)
TYNDALL TOM MY......
u Ez SWOE. I
Boys, meet KP Joe, the pride and
joy of every mess sergeant. Now Joe
may be anything on the field. He may
be a gunnery student, line mechanic,
supply clerk, radio operator, etc.
etc. But for the sake of argument
let's say that today he is a gunnery
First of all Joe begs Major Hun-
ter for permission to serve KP in mess
hall #3. After much persuasion, he
finally gets Major Hunter's consent
and happily dances back to his barracks
to lie down for the rest of the day.
He cancels all prior engagements and
goes to bed early at night in order to
be wide awake, alert and on his toes
for the following day. He sets the
alarm for 3:30 A.M. to be sure of hav-
ing plenty of time to get to the mess
hall on or before 4:30.
The morning finally arrives and
Joe jumps out of bed, takes a shower,
shaves and puts on his best clean fat-
igues, walks briskly to the mess hall
where he is cheerfully greeted at the
door by the mess sergeant with a lov-
ing smile and a friendly slap on the
back. He receives his instructions
which include light chores such as
counting the window panes, measuring
the bread and generally acting in just
more or less an advisory capacity to
the mess officer and mess sergeant.
He applies himself willingly.
After hours of conscientious ef-
ort he accomplished many things in-
cluding the complete reorganization of
the mess. Around seven-thirty or so
he advises the KP leader that he is
going to knock off for the day. The
KP leader, pleasant and gentleman that
he is, thanks Joe a lot for being nice
enough to help. He sincerely hopes
that Joe will return real soon........
everything has been just lovely.
Joe leaves with the look of a man
who has completed a job well done.
It's been a most enjoyable day and he
resolves to see Major Hunter again at
the earliest opportunity and do some-'
thing especially nice for him and per-
haps, who knows, if everything breaks
just right, he can ask for some more
KP. Only the next time he'll ask for
a whole week.
Joe is well satisfied with him-
self, the army, the gunnery school and
the mess hall. He retires that night
to sleep sweetly while a happy smile
of contentment plays over his face.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
"QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS" IS A PERMANENT PART OF "WHAT'S COOKING SIMPLY WRITE YOUR
QUESTION ON A PAPER, SIGN YOUR NAME AND SQUADRON AND ENCLOSE IN AN ENVELOPE AD-
DRESSED TO "WHAT'S COOKING TYNDALI TARGET". YOUR QUESTION WILL BE CONSIDERED AND
IF JUDGED TO BE ENLIGHTENING, INTERESTING, HELPFUL, OR CONSTRUCTIVE, WE WILL PUB-
LISH IT WITH YOUR SIGNATURE IN THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE EDITION OF THE TYNDALL TAR-
GET. OUR ONLY RULE IS THAT THE QUESTION DEAL WITH SOMETHING CONNECTED WITH FOOD,
FOOD PREPARATION, OR THE MESS HALLS. REMEMBER THAT HUMOROUS QUESTIONS WILL BE GIV-
EN JUST AS MUCH CONSIDERATION AS THE SERIOUS ONES.
Q. Is it true that -army cooks are
short lived? Pfc. Loudis 448
A. Army cooks have been known to live
to be 30 years old before getting
Q. What am I supposed to do when there
is no silverware ready in the mess
A. The washroom boys are probably
working like mad to get it out to
you within the next few minutes,
but in the meantime you could stomp
your feet and scream at the top of
your lungs at the same time beat a
tray against the coffee urn. This
adds to the bohemian atmosphere in
the dining hall and is sure to get
you the attention you so richly
DID YOU KNOW THAT:
*The cost per man for Xmas dinner
*The same meal would have cost
$4.00 in town? (providing you
could have gotten it)
*The same meal with entertainment
would have cost $5.00?
*To obtain all the things or the
menu an area of 3000 miles plus
foreign countries had to be cover-
*It was the only meal in the world
where four desserts were served?
(fruit cake, pie, candy and ice
*That the U. S. feeds its armed
forces better than any nation in
*Most of the cooks worked all night
from Xmas eve to Xmas morning to
get it out while you were celebrat-
Q. How come we get butter only about
half the time? .Corp. Keough 447
A. The supply of butter is not ade-
quate for the civilian and military
demand of not only United States
but our allies as well. Indica-
tions are that butter will be more
scarce later on.
Boy, I'm glad dat New Years Day chow
rush is over. I'm taking off now, Mike,
I gotta hurry home in time to cook
GENERAL: (5 points each)
1. Who wrote "Pilgrim's Progress?"
2. How many teeth are there in acom-
plete normal adult set?
3. What is the term of office of a
United States Senator?
4. What is the modern name for the
SPORTS: (5 points each)
1. What prominent American yachtsman
is also a contract bridge expert?
2. What father and son have both been
3. Who managed Jack Dempsey when he
won the World's Heavyweight Champion-
4. What is England's biggest horse-
racing classic known as?
EUROPEAN HISTORY: (5 points each)
1. What English Admiral, famous for
his exploits on the Spanish Main, help-
ed to destroy the Armada?
2. What Portuguese explorer was first
to circumnavigate the globe?
3. What Italian family, members of
which were great patrons of the arts,
ruled Florence during the Renaissance?
4. What important historical event
took place in 1066 A.D.?
GEOGRAPHY: (5 points each)
1. Name the sea which lies between
Greece and Asia Minor.
2. In what country is Monte Carlo?
3. In what country is the mouth of
the Rhine River?
WHAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN COMMON?
(4 points each)
2. John Kiernan.
5. Diego Rivera.
Jean F. Millet.
3. Edgar Allan Poe.
6. Philo Vance.
CANDIDATES"FOR MISS TYNDALL FIELD"
iLL *:.F TRAINING
MISS JENNIE CRAWFORD
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MISS STELLA STROCK
MISS MARGARET COX
MISS SIUNEY RILEY
MRS. DOROTHY LOFTIN
MISS ALMA CATHRALL
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FIELD BOWLING LEAGUE GETS UNDER WAY
"GUNNER MAKERS" GET OFF TO GOOD START
AS THEY TAKE THREE GAMES FROM 69TH
HOSPITAL KEGLERS SHOW POWER IN TAKING
2 OUT OF 3 FROM QUARTERMASTER PIN MEN
Tyndall's 1943 bowling season got
off to a flying start last Monday,
five days before the new year actually
began. Lt. A.C. Miller's "Gunner Ma-
kers" must have fulfilled one of their
New Year's resolutions as they started
off their league competition with a
perfect slate of 3 victories and no
Despite the fact that Ist/Sgt. Lloyd
Taylor wasn't there to keep score, the
"G.M.s" made their three game victory
over the faltering 69th look easy.
The margin of conquest in each of the
contests was more than ample.
Sgt. Adamec and Cpl. Koch led the
scoring for the "G.M.s" with averages
of 182 and 194 respectively. Koch
came through with the highest score of
the evening as he went out on strikes
in the first game to hit 227! (He
marked up in each frame with an even
number of strikes and spares.)
For the 69th, (Rugged?) it was de-
finitely a case of an "off night".
"Splits" showedupmore frequently than
two Brooklyn base-runners on third.
"Red" Fraser paced his team with an
average of 170. The "Niners" expect
to get some practice in before the
next league session and they should
snap out of their slump. Pvt. Vener,
a newcomer to the quintet, showed a
great deal of promise in the second
game with a score of 187.
In the other league match of the
evening, the untested Medics tussled
with the '42 Champions, the Quarter-
masters. The Champs managed to snare
the last of the three games when they
suddenly found renewed strength.
It was a kid named "Al", Al Kocur,
who led his fellow Medics to their
first of two wins over the Q.M.s. He
came through with a neat 199 in that
game, but couldn't quite equal it in
the contests that followed. Pfc. Sen-
kinc was the other big gun for the
pill-rollers, with an average of 175
for the evening.
Pfc. Hnylka and Lentlie furnished
the power for the Ouartermaster team
with averages of 170 and 174 respec-
tively. Lentlie was high man for his
team as he went out via strikes in the
last game to chalk up a high 201.
The other two teams entered in the
league, the Post Photo and Finance
Keglers, will play their postponed
game on Friday.
Present league rules are: All teams
will bowl on Monday nights at 8:00.
Each team will prepare a list of ten
players, and only those players on the
list may compete in league contests.
A score of 135 will be used by any
team not having five men present for
play. Lt. Lawson, A & R Officer, has
announced that a loving cup will be
awarded to the winning team.
SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH
(Teams) (Alley Nos.)
Photo vs. 69th...................1 & 2
Quartermaster vs. Finance........3 & 4
Medics vs. "Gunner Makers"........5 & 6
ANSWERS TO ?????
GENERAL: John Bunyan; Thirty-two;
Six years; The Dardanelles.
EUROPEAN HISTORY: Sir Francis Drake;
Ferdinand Magellan; The Medici family;
William, Duke of Normandy, conquered
England, defeating Earl Harold at the
Battle of Hastings.
SPORTS: Harold S. Vanderbilt; "Jake"
Shaeffer, father of "Young Jake" Shaef-
fer; Jack Kearns; The Derby.
GEOGRAPHY: The Aegean Sea; The Prin-
cipality of Monaco; The Netherlands.
WHAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN COMMON:
1. Bowl football games; 2. All mem-
bers of "Information Please" radio
program; 3. American short story wri-
ters. 4. Geological features inRussia;
5. Painters. 6. Fictional Detectives.
MALFUNCTIONN SAY,'"SIGHT YOUR TARGET, BUT DON'T TRACK
IT, FORGET YOUR LEAD,AND YOU'LL NEVER SMACK IT."
A Yardbird sued his wife for divorce.
The grounds were:
I planted a potato--Up jumped a potato.
I planted corn--Up jumped corn.
I planted a Yardbird--Up jumped a Sgt.
I want a divorce.
Mary has a little swing,
It is'nt hard to find,
Everywhere that Mary goes
The swing is right behind.
Two officers, after inspecting Bar-
racks B, began telling the orderly what
must be done before next inspection.
"Among other things those windows will
be washed", said one officer, pointing
at two frames which were without glass.
I had sworn to be a bachelor,
She had sworn to be a bride,
But I guess you know the answer:
She had nature on her side.
Soldier: "Are you free this.evening?"
Girl: "Well, not exactly free, but
ARE YOU A "MONEY-BACK PATRIOT*?
Two problem types among the purchasers of War Bonds have arisen; first, the type that
wants its money back "right now" because War Bonds are not being delivered when 90 days
have elapsed since the Bonds were fully paid for. This type may be heard to remark a-
long this line, "I'm used to getting what I pay for when I put out the price," or some-
thing like this: "Why don't they deliver when they said they would?" Or, again, "I'm
cancelling my reservation and demanding my money back, because I'm getting tired of
waiting for my Bonds." Secondly, the one who, with a great flourish, demonstrated the
patriotism or financiering sagacity, by loaning Uncle Sam the price of a Bond for 60
days to win this war, and then decided to call the loan off. This latter type someone
has aptly termed the "Money-back Patriot".
A slight increase in the amount of Bonds, redeemed this month is shown over last
month. On the whole, the percentage is very small and there is no doubt that the dis-
tress reasons given were genuine enough, yet the increase in redemptions arouses the
suspicion that some of these flashes of patriotism are tinged with more of self-right-
eous coloring than a whole-hearted spirit of cooperation.
Fortunately, a large majority of those who are contributing their share to this ef-
fort to serve their government, when its very existence is threatened, are not of the
"left-handed" variety, planning to dispose of their Bonds just as soon as the 60 days
have elapsed from date of purchase. LEST WE FORGET; Pearl Harbor has not yet been
rectified; nor Bataan Peninsula; nor Wake Island. Our forces in the Solomons, i n
Africa, and numerous other places must have our support to win, and those so-called
patriots who watch the calendar 60 days to dispose of their Bonds merely succeed in
adding to the job of accounting and according, and final cost of Victory.
(Headquarters Fourth Service Command)
SATURDAY, January 2 TUESDAY, January 5
"Mug Town" "Dr. Renault's Secret"
The Dead End Kids John Shepperd Lynn Roberts
SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 3-4 WEDNESDAY, January 6
"Road to Morocco" "Time to Kill"
Bing Crosby Dorothy Lamour Lloyd Nolan Heather Angel
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, January 7-8
"For Me and My Gal"
; Judy Garland Gene Kelly
SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 3-4 SUNDAY, MONDAY, January 3-4
"White Cargo" "Sin Town"
Hedy Lamarr Walter Pidgeon Constance Bennett Brod Crawford
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, January 5-6
"Get Hep to Love" TUESDAY, January 5
Gloria Jean Robert Paige "I Was Framed"
Michael Ames Julia Bishop
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, January 7-8
"Gentleman Jim" 4
Errol Flynn Alexis Smith WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, January 6-7
"Babes on Broadway"
SATURDAY, January 9 Mickey Rooney Judy Garland
The Range Busters
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, January 8-9
LATE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT "Sunset on the Desert"
"Palm Beach Story" Roy Rogers Gabby Hayes
Claudette Colbert Joel McCrea