Title: Tyndall target
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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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Tyndall Target


Special Service Officer:
Capt. Owen 0. Freeman
Photographic Officer:
Lt. J.k. Dlekerams
Public Relations Officer:
Lt. W.B. Pratt
Editorial Staff:
Sgt. Arnold a. galston.. Sgt.
Saul Saslof, Per. Well Pooser,
Pvt. P.M. Nlekles
Art Work: T/sgt. 0. Ledbetter
and Cpl. Marshall Goodann.

Col. Leland 8. Stranathan
Photography and Reproduction:
V/Sgt. W. Castle, 8/Sgt. J.
Mitchell, Sgt. S. Upchurch,
Cpl. W. Grout, Cpl. 0. Neitz-
ert, Pwt. L. Shaw, 8/SSt. J.
Montgomery, S/St Keough,
Sgt. P. Terry, Sgt. J. Marsiek,
1/Sgt. J. Webster. Pt. W. Dan-
iels, Cpl. E. Tackett, Pfc. H. Care

The Tyndall Target receives material supplied by Camp News-
paper Service, War Iept., 20s s. 4nd St., s.T.C. The credited
material may not be republished without permission from C.W.S.

Three soldiers who should have known better were
using a torpedo buoy as a plaything at the beach
last Sunday.
Those torpedo buoys are at the beach 'as life-
saving equipment. They are to be used by the life-
guards when a careless .swimmer gets too far out in-
to the water and can't get back. They are used at
nearly all bathing beaches and they have played an
important role in saving thousands of lives.
If someone had needed help Sunday, the torpedo
buoy would have been missing from its proper place,
and precious minutes would have been wasted looking
for it.
Those in charge of the bathing beach should see
that no such improper use of the buoy takes place.
The buoys and all other life-saving equipment should
be kept properly racked, ready for use at all times.
Perhaps if those soldiers who were using the
buoy Sunday as a gadget to float around on should
see a fellow soldier pulled out of the water drowned
they would leave the buoy where it belongs.
That water out there is deep, soldier. Most of
you came from inland and never swam in an ocean be-
fore. You probably never heard of undertow and the
other peculiarities that accompany gulf and ocean
The beach here is as safe as any place to swim,
but you'd better use your head to think with, not to
measure the depth of the water.

In bygone days a soldier wasn't supposed to know
anything about the war and what he was fighting for.
In this'one, however, things are different. The War
Department goes to unusual efforts to see that the
fighting men on all fronts get the latest news.
It isn't endorsed by the War Department, but an
excellent summarization of what the men of other
countries are thinking about the war can be found in
Wendell Wilkie's book, "One World," the story of his
flight around the world in an Army bomber.
You may differ with some of his conclusions but
nevertheless you'll find this best seller unusually
interesting. Find a copy somewhere and read it. It
may give you a new slant on the war.

Photos and Interviews by


V.D. RA~, first sergeant,
Bluebirds. "Men returning from
town late on passes. These
Men do not realize the trouble
they cause by being just a few
minutes Late in returning.
This is usually caused by get-
ting the 'next bus' instead of
the soldier taking the one he
should. "

C.J. MITCHELL, first sergeant,
go7th Quartermaster. "Men re-
turning from town late. Much
time is wasted vhen the sol-
dier fails to report back to
his squadron on time. They
should observe the terms of
their passes more closely. "

WILLIAM H. NEWSOM, first ser-
geant, 6Qth. "Failure to re-
port at the proper places at
the proper time. Different
departments call by 'phone all
day inquiring for some man who
was told to report and is ab-
sent. Such neglect andfailure
to obey orders on the bul-
letin board cause me the most
worry. "

LLOYD H. TAYLOR, first ser-
geant, Gunnermakers. "The
biggest headaches come, not
from the fellows who get MP
reports, but from the would-be
goldbrick. You must continu-
ally Push him to get any work
done and the best-you can get
is a half-hearted, half-done
job. "


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It must have been awful
writing those dispatches from
North Africa while the British
drove from Alamein and then
with the American and French
troops battered the Axis into
submission in Tunisia.
Itwasn't censorship that de-
layed many of the dispatches
from American correspondents.
It was the names of some of
the places where battles took
place. The poor reporter
would go to a map to look up
the spelling of some place and
would find the army had moved.
on and left him.
Back when they named most of
those places the early Egypt-
lans, Carthagelans,etc., chis-
eled the names on stone. No
wonder. An American typewrit-
er still has trouble with 'em
and paper can't take 'em and
stand up.
When the Allied Armies were
launching attacks from EL Gue-
ttar, Sidi bou Zid Ousseltia,
Jedjezrel-el-Bab, Ksar Rhilane
and Sdjennane it must have
been a relief for the report-
ers to know they were heading
through Faid Pass toward just
plain Tunis and from there
would move on toward El Rome
and Sidi Berlin.
But the poor correspondents
in Russia have been having an
even tougher time. There is
no support of the rumor, but
there's one out that the news-
men kept the fighting last
year around Moscow long after
the troops left to keep from
having to write about the bat-
tles around Voroshilovgrad and
Basing our knowledge on dis
patches from correspondents,
If we consult maps as we read,
we can get a good picture of
the situation that has been.
But ,we must consider the prob-
lem of the correspondents and
subtract the time it takes us
to go over the names on the
map from the date on the story
before we have any idea of
when the fighting took place.

When the Japs attacked the
Netherlands East Indies early
in 1942, they encountered an
anti-aircraft gun, now at Tyn-
dall, which was the first to
knock down one of the invading
Lt. C.L. DeVries, Comnanding
Officer of the Netherlands ae-
tachnent here, is shown hold-
ing the gun in this week's
cover photo.




Hour Long Performance

Probably to Be In

New Hangar

Bob Hope and the stars of his weekly radio show
will appear in person at Tyndall Field soon.
With luscious Frances Langford, zanies Jerry Co-
lonna and Vera Vague, and Skinny Ennis and his or-
chestra, the comedian supreme of the screen and ra-
dio will stage a one-hour performance for Tyndall
The show probably will be presented in the new
Pope and the others in his show are currently making a
tour of service establishments in this area. Announcement of
his forthcoming appearance here was made by the Special Ser-
vice Office.

No exact date has been set

The picturization of General
Montgomery's victorious march,
in pursuit of Marshal Rommel's
Afrika Korps is scheduled to
be shown at the Post Theater
next Sunday and Monday, May
23 and 24.
"Desert Victory,"as the film
is titled, will be part of the
regular movie fare for those
two days. However, field auth-
orities recommend that the pic-
ture be seen by as many Tyn-
dall men as possible.
The accompanying feature is
"A Stranger in Town."


Lt. Col.Arthur D. Wood, QMC,
a veteran of the first World
War with a service record dat-
ing from 1916, has reported
for duty here.
Col. Wood is a native of New
York state but has lived in
Danbury, Conn., for the past
24 years. As a sergeant, he
saw service on the Mexican
border in 1916. Later he at-
tended the Plattsburg Officer
'Training Camp and was commis-
sioned a lieutenant in the in-
fantry in 1917.
He saw service with the AEF
in the St. Mihiel and Verdun
sectors and in the Meuse-Arg-
onne offensive. 'e was com-
missioned a first lieutenant
in the field artillery of the
National Guard in 1920 and was
promoted through the various
grades to his present rank.
He was called into active
service Febrlary 24, 1941.
In Danbury, he was chief ac-
countant and office manager of
the Mallory Hat Company.

: the show here, but it is
ki that he will come here
fo0 _,)w, visit to Atlanta,
The show probably will be
held in the new hangar here
because the Post Theater would
not be large enough to accomo-
date the huge throng of GI's
The show here is expected to
be staged within the next two
Further details will be an-
nounced later.
Hope will be seen in the
celluloid version, too,
He's appearing at the Post
theater this week in the movie
"Road to Morocco."


Capt. Gene Raymond, the for-
mer movie star, visited Tyn-
dall Field Sunday and took a
swim at the bathing beach.
Capt. Raymond has been serv-
ing in Great Britain as an AAF
intelligence officer.
After spending the night in
the BOO, he left for Califor-
nia where he will visit his
wife, singer Jeannette Macdon-

New, sealed first aid kits
recently have been installed
in all Tyndall Field planes
for use in case of emergency.
Officers warned that open-
ing the kits under any but em-
ergency circumstances is an
offense punishable by summary
court martial
Mattie's Tavern in Panama
City has been placed off lim-
its to military personnel,
Post Headquarters announced
this week.

Bob Hope and Admirers



A snorts "Jackof all trades"
is Major Parrison R. (Jimmy)
Johnstom, who recently came
File's got a fine golfing rec-
ord: I.S. amateur champion in
1929; U.S. Open medalist in
1927, Western champion in 1924,
Minnesota titleholder from
1921 to 1928, Minnesota Open
champ for three years and a
member of six U.S. Walker Cup
In tennis, he was quarter-
finalist in the Western Open
at the age of 17.
He's an expert marksman with
machine gun, pistol and rifle
and in skeet shooting recently
had a run of 246 out of a pos-
sible 250.
At the age of 16,Major John-
Vew Diving Board
For the Beach
A new diving- board has been
purchased for Tyndall's beach
area and the pier on which it
will be placed is now under
The Special Service Office,
which made the announcement,
issued a call for more life-
guards. All applicants are to
report to Captain 0.0. Freeman
in building 208, adjoining the
The pier for the diving
board is being constructed by
members of Lt. Hunn's life-
saving squad.

ston was th'e boxing protege of
Mike and Tommy Gibbons, famed
mittmen of boxing circles.
As additional hobbies, he
plays squash, walks the slack
wire, hunts, fishes, sails and
Touring his school days at St.
Paul Academy he was captain of
the tennis, baseball, hockey,
swimming and fancy diving
Major Johnston served over-
seas as a lieutenant in a ma-
chine gun outfit in World War
Fis home is in Minneapolis.
He has two children-a son who
recently entered the Naval Air
Corps and a daughter.
He came here from Turner,
Field, Ga., where he was Spe-
cial service officer.


A benefit movie to raise
funds for the Army Emergency
Relief will be staged at the
Post Theater Wednesday.
Half of the net profit will
be turned over to the relief
fund, which is used to assist
soldiers' needy families.
The show will be a double
feature, "Chatterbox," starring
Judy Canova, Joe E. Brown and
Rosemary Lane, and "The Man-
trap," with Ilenry Stevenson
and Lloyd Corrigan.

May 15, 1913

Page 3


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Target Correspondent
Goes A-ooin' With
Unhappy Pesults

Having purchased a new gabar-
dine suit, (dhaki, of course),
I decided to attempt a bit of
parl&r 'softing" via paying my
respects to my cupcake.
I reached her home just in
time to see her sister and her
brother-in-law (a draft dodger)
come out of the front door.
I greeted them with a frosty
hello and went in and yelled
for my tantalizing gal.
She greeted me with one of
those "cat-that-swallowed-the-
canary" smiles and handed me a
little bundle of squaling thun-
der, which immediately stopped
squaling-presunably front sur-
prise or fright.
I gingerly took the little
creature in my arms and no
sooner was it nestled in my
GI cradle than it started its
bellowing anew. By this time
my sugar doll had disappeared
into the kitchen and I was on
my own.
Having been to the movies,
(where it never worked), I
tried the pacing-up-end-down
method of keeping the brat in
the lower crescendo brackets.
This didn't work and I tried
juggling the raucous rascal,
but it still persisted inexer-
cising its vocal cords.
Suddenly the doorbell rang
and I thought here at last
canes my salvation. However,
it was only the mailman. I
could see that it was resolving
itself into a question of the
SWvival of the fittest and I
di 't intend to surrender to
a i060 cadence counter. While
thig great struggle was going
ont the young lady upon whom
I had called was languishing
in a bawth and I could expect
no aid from that quarter.
After an hour of super-human
effort I was ready to throw
the wailing waif out of the
nearest window, when, miracle
of miracles, it suddenly became
silent (probably sensing its
I sat down on the sofa and
heaved a sigh of relief as the
calm slowly settled about me.
Butmy subsided emotions quick-
ly gave way to dismay and be-
yond when I felt a warm trick-
ling down my prized, pressed
Could it be? No! No! It
could not be!
It was.
A gullible man is one who
thinks that his daughter has
been a good girl, because she
comes home from a trip with a
Gideon Bible in her handbag,
He: 'Just one kiss, dearest.'
She: 'No, dear, we haven't
time. Father will be home in
an hour."

Great Day, the ole yard bird has had
a hard time this weak keeping hisself ot
uv the gardhoose and in friendly reela-
shuns with evurbody. Sunday evening I
wuz just recuverin from a weekend pass
in Cottondale and I wuz setting rite ot
on the end uv the uso peer with a small
bottel uv russian likker an wuz havin s
reel peeseful time swingin ma feet over
the side an a spittin in the oshun reel
inellygint like an reflecktin on the
wunders uv the wurld in ginnerul.
I wuz purty well fogged up, I sho
wuz. Thin up cum eight young fellers
dressed up in zoot soots an suspenders
an twin cullered shoes an started gazin
at me. The biggest wun whut had on the
red shurt glansed at the others an say-
ed "deah me, I rally don't think mem-
bers of the ahmed foses should be al-
lowed tu indulje in strong drink." Deah
me, deah me. I got up rite calm an
throwed death him inter the oshun--kur-
plunk. Wun uv the others sayed "yu
shudn't hav dun that. He mite drown."
So i throwed him kerplunk inter the o-

S/Sgt. Harold Walton,Person-
nel's "Jim Thorpe" is well
known for his ability to "fol-
low the ball" whether it be a
baseball, basketball or ping
pong sphere. However, it seems
as though he had trouble fol-
lowing a much larger object
last Sunday. He became lost
on the Dothan highway while
seeking an elusive fishing
hole. Friends are suggesting
that he obtain a mechanical
road map attachment for his
steering wheel.
Cpl. Johnny Jackson, an ori-
ginal Medic, is buying his
shirts in a larger chest size
as of last Sunday, when Mrs.
Jackson gave birth to a 7* lb.
baby boy.
We are informed that nothing
is being left to chance anymore
in Ist/gt. Twitchell's squad-
ron, theCanaries 100 co-
,operation in their recent Rec

shun ter save deah me on account uv i
don't want ter kill no American--not e-
ven a civilyun. Thin there wuz a grate
confooshun all ovur the plase an me an
the rest of thim fellers wint round an
round,. An while we wuz goin round an
round deah me had dun dumb bak onter
the peer an I had ter knock him off a-
Well, by the time i had got enuff fi-
tin an deesided ter pull a retreet that
wud make that feller in Afrika look
like a rekrute, there wuz only three uv
thim fellers left but the heck uv it
wuz they wuz in between me an the shore.
They got me. They throwed me aboot a
hundred foot up in the air an as i wuz
coming down I seen a captain cum running
down the peer aktin reel ecksited like
an thin i hit that dadgummed oshun--
kerplunk. i swear I aint never been so
mad since the seven Buller boys tried
ter wreck ma honky tonk bak in loosya-
na. As the captain wuz pullin me ot I
put ma shoe in deah me's fase, agin, an
that made me feel a littel better, an
whin I got up on the peer an seen the
captain's sore nuckles, an didn't count
but two fellers, i felt purty gud. The
captain looked at me setting there arest-
in an sayed "you are a sorry S*!F*" an
I sayed i nose it sir, i ought to got
em all in, cum on there is wun left a-
peice." But he kind uv grinned an fig-
gered we had enuff fur wun day an he
walked me down ter the bus. I got home
all rite. Incidentally, iff'n thim
russians is got a gud stock uv that
kind uv likker left i think all ma gud
buddies will agree with me whin i say
the war cant last much longur. Well, I
reckon i better be a goin'---
The Yardbird (No. 1)


Sunday and overcame the jinx
which usually befalls a player
being honored, by slamming out
three ringing hits to lead his
team to a 9-6 victory over
the Carabelle Camnandoes.
The White Flashes' scribe,
S/Sgt. Solomon--writes that
one member of his squadron has
become exceptionally "victory (
garden conscious" he doesn't
go much for vegetables, but he
is particularly fond of his
four roses.

Two little boys were sitting
on the doorstep chatting,
'How old is you?"
'I's five. How old is you?'
'Ah don't know.'
'Don't you know how old you
"Does waen bother you"
'You A f.o'.1

,fe YARDBI RDjzeq

Hall show was made possible
via the roll call route, and
now we hear that haircuts will
be "standardized" through the
same method.
Cpl. Schaefer, Ordnance's.
budding "Flo Zeigfeld," is re-
ported to have received more
than twenty-three phone calls
as a result of his sharp "ap-
praisal" of Tyndallettes in
bathing togs. Included in the
phone calls were two offers to
judge a beauty contest. He
also received a letter from
his girl friend telling him to'
stay in his barracks.
Up Post Headquarters way the
chief subject of conjecture is
whether or not "Legal Eaglet"
Cpl. Carl Hinmelfarb will ever
recover from the recent 3-day
pass he didn't get.
9/Sgt. Paul Brown of the
Zebras was acting captain of
the Tyndall baseballers last

SraO At


May 15, 1943


The GI's of Tyndall Field
have decided that they will no
longer be subjected to dull
evenings andadearth of enter-
A group of enlisted men have
launched an organization under
the supervision of the Special
Service Office for the purpose
of presenting entertainment in
any form to Tyndall Field men.
Variety shows, musical com-
edies, drama and eventually
radio are a few of the under-
takings being readied for pro-
All of the talents combined
to make this organization a
success have been and will be
chosen by the enlisted men
themselves. This is an en-
listed man's organization, de-
pendent upon his cooperation
to solve the amusement problem
on this field.
Lt. Jack Goldsmith, C.O. of
the QM Detachment, has volun-
teered his services.as advisory
director of the group, and
Sgt. B.F. Reinltz has been
elected as GI supervisor.
The ball has already started
to roll and the members of the'
new club feel that a delight-
ful surprise and treat is in
store for Tyndall men. Still,
there is a desire on the part
of all parties concerned not
to keep the group restricted
to a definite number and so
will welccne the attendance of
any GI interested. Make cer-
tain that your squadron is
well represented. '
This is a call for talent
of all kinds: actors, dancers,
singers, instrumentalists, M.
,C.'s,. imitators, comedians,
,writers,technicians, jugglers,
tight rope walkers,fire-eaters
and barkers.
If you are interested and
have something to offer, see
Captain Freeman at the Special
Service Office at your earliest


"A Night at Earl Carroll's"
was presented by the Canaries
at last Friday's Rec Hall
dance, much to the pleasure of
-the unusually large audience.
S/Sgt. Rothschild directed
the extravaganza andhe and his
fellow "chorines" earned high
commendation from both Captain
Canzoneri, their C.O., and
Captain Freeman, Special Ser-
vice Officer.
Cpl. Maestroni, the squad-
ron's scribe, reports that the
common expression of "Hey,
Yardbird!" will bi changed to
"Hey, Baldy!" by the next in-
spection. It seems the boys
have had trouble'with their
flowing tresses at two succes-
sive inspections.


THE 5. T


TO MAKE DAYS SEEM If you see anyone making a
very square flank movement at
SHORTER one of the hospital corridors,
Te "h you can blame it on O.C.S. No
The popular expression "This less than seven of our NCO's
has been a long afternoon," have applied. We're all for
has become a thing of the past them.
for the majority of Tyndell A new angle is being used by
Field's personnel. And this the gay boys. Two of our Cpls.
new "P.M. lift" can be traced were seen at the local floral
directly to the efforts of the shop trying to purchase cor-
sages for two of the local
Tyndall band. belles. What about those gals
The afternoon "serenade in Pa.?
tour" as the boys in the band That fruit salesman has been
call it, has not only captured found and has sold all his
the fancy of the gunnery stu- grapefruit.
dents,but that of headquarters The sport of kings is the
and personnel as well. new interest of one Cpl. Nebe-
Introducing a new note in lek. We trust that he has been
Introducing a new note in thoroughly conditioned.
band music, the Tyndall band Pfc. Jim Phillip's chief
plays not only military march- gripe down here is that no one
es, but popular tunes also. ever answers the telephone.
Add to this the white sun hel- The last straw was reached
mets (part of the new attire when barracks 620 was restric-
to be worn soon), their new ted. Each man pays a certain
director, W/O Missal, and their rotund person to take his turn
director, /o Mvissal, and their as barracks orderly. Comes
snappy drum-major, Sgt. Jack .Saturday inspection and 620
Wilson, and you have the "new" fails miserably. The man that
T/F band, morale builder par is paid for the job cannot
excellence. possibly get the restriction.
The Tyndall bandsman puts in One of those quick trips

a day comparable to the most
strenuous in the Army. After
breakfast at 6:30 A.M. he must
prepare his quarters for ins-
pection by 7"50, at which time
he falls out for PT.
At 9:30 the band begins its
rehearsal for concert. This
session lasts until 11:30 with
about five minutes off for a
The "serenade tour" begins
at 1:15 P.M. and is usually
completed in one hour. Upon
their return to the barracks,
the band gets ready for glee
club or dance band rehearsals.
These last until 4:00 P.M.
when the bandsman is given
forty minutes to prepare for
the Retpeat Parade. The eve-
nings usually begin at 8:00
P.M. with the dance band per-
forming at various field func-
Recently the 15-piece dance
band put on its own show at
Port St. Joe for a Bond Rally
which netted over $5,000 in
bond sales.

Our squadron showed an im-
provement of ten points in
last Saturday's inspection and
we ought to keep up the good
work. The boys are taking on
a new interest in keeping the
barracks neat and there's a
good chance that we may take
first place in the next in-
The "Cne-a-Month Club" roster
which was issued last week
created quite a stir. Many
complained because theyweren't
selected as "charter" members,
and others because their names
were left out entirely. Bowing
to popular demand, we are add-
ing the following new members
to our roster: Sgt. T. Mar-
shall, S/Sgt. L. Coffee, Pvts.
H. Eopley and N. Memende2.
Congratulations go to Pfc.
Paul Yeagley for his purchase
of a $100 war bond last week.
The same for Sgt. Marshall who
bought a $i300 war bond while.


that Sgt. Blakeley makes to PC
lasted 18 hours.
Sgt. Daniels didn't find out
much about that trip to Pensa-
cola. Perhaps he didn't ask
enough questions such as, "Is
you or is you ain't?"
Cpl. Senkinc is the man of
iron in these parts. After
three-day passing to New Or-
leans, he entered that cross-
country meet on Sunday. Such
big blisters! His partners,
Cpl.Negich and Pfc. Mazur, are
all in favor of that fun spot
of the south.
Come one, come all! Pfc.
Pruett wil 1 have a public burn-
ing of all those letters from
Pvt. Tonti has been complain-
ing about his name not appear-
ing in the Target. His latest
bid for the headlines occurred
on his last visit to Atlanta.
Sgt. LaSalvia promised to get
a date for Tonti, but when they
arrived the girls were gone.
Did that stop them?' No!
They found themselves a free
party at Ausley. Now Tonti
doesn't want a date on his
next trip.
-Sgt. C.S. Laubly

home on one of his frequent
three-day passes...Let's f61-
low their example and buy more
and more bonds!
Your scribe was seen working
as an MP last Saturday night
by two members of the Target
staff and they both had the
same comment to make,"I didn't
think you had it in you, Sam."
(Ed. note: Erudite Sam Marotta
armed with a night stick and
an MP band was truly a refresh-
ing sight.)
Our selection this week is
T/5gr. R.M. Hyde of Winter
Park. In pre-war days, Hyde
sang with a-five-piece band,
specializing in hill-billy
swing tunes. He plays a guit-
ar and will sing at a moment's
Hyde is an armorer and knows
his guns pretty well. His
quiet affability has won him
many staunch friends.
-Cpl. Sam Marotta



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May 5, 94~3T~l TYNALLTAWIT Pge

Ah! Spring. When Spring is pure bull. Anyway, Condran,
in the air a young man's fancy dink you very much.
lightly turns to thoughts he's On Sunday last the Ordnance"
had all winter. Among those basketball team was presented
who have felt the touch of with a gleaming trophy for
spring love caress their fev- their outstanding work on the
ered brows are Yannantuono and court as the top-notch basket-
Bliznik. They have wandered ball quintet of Tyndall Field.
off on a three-day pass to Congratulations to all you
commune with nature and any members of the team, and to
other dish that's handy. the rest of you fellows, let's
For. any information about get a few more like it.
dunking doughnuts, Cpl. Cond- Cpl. Schaefer has been in
ran is ready and willing to great demand ever since his
serve scientific facts on the quotation on the swimming at-
subject. He has figured out tire of the Tyndallettes. So
the weight of a ga-dink,.(it far he has received twenty-
has something to do with sun threephone calls from admiring
shining through the holes of a females praising him on his
doughnut), the number of dinks observing eye, two offers to
per man or woman. He claims judge beauty contests, and a
it's as scientific as an Ein- letter from his girl telling
stein theory but to our unsci- him to stay in the barracks.
entific ears it sounds like -Sgts. Witham and Ponzio

Finance Fanfare
Preparations are under way Pfc. Joe Alfiero singing in
for the big SNAFU party at the the shower.
Rec Hall on May 28. 'our hosts Sgt. Frank Totten, just back
ladeez and gents: -Finance, from the Army Finance School,
Communications, Signal and gave us the lowdown on pounds,
Elsa Maxwell. shillings, pence and other de-
Pfc. John Cummins, Communi- nominations of foreign curren-
cations Isaac Walton, has e- cy.
volved a new method of polic- "I sye, Frank old bean,could
ing the front lawn. Cummins I touch you for two quid and a
spends his spare time flycast- bob?"
ing for cigarette butts and "If they've got that stuff
other objects that "don't groe for breakfast again, DON'T
and ain't nailed down." wake mel"
No, that's not the chant of
the tobacco auctioneer, that's -Sgt. F.Leon


T/4 David Deats T/5 Claude Edeker
Pictured above are the parts clerks of the Ordnance Garage,
The Ordnance Garage is perhaps one of the most important units
on this post. Truly, transactions would be slower without
the fleet of vehicles we have for transportation of supplies
and personnel.
Sgt. Davis and Cpl. Edeker are the fore-runners, the end men,
of this fleet, as it is paper work that begins any transaction.
The installment of a spark-plug, a motor, a window glass, must
first begin with the requisitioning of those parts. There are
thousands of spare parts to be ordered and to be had in stock
ready for installation by our mechanics in an ailing truck or
passenger car, to put them back into serviceable condition.
Cpl. Edeker is our liason man, making weekly trips into Ala-
bama for exchange parts, and parts for deadline vehicles.
There is also the work of storing, tabulating and recording
each part; the local purchase of needed items; the issu -
ing and recording of any part used on a specific vehicle. The
government depends on accurate records since appropriations
are made from national consolidations of these records.
Sgt. Davis is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, is married
and lives in Panama City. He has a fine tenor voice and is
heard occasionally over WDLP. He is active in church affairs
in P.C., conducting a Sunday School class, as does Mrs. Davis.
Cpl. Edeker is from Jay, Florida, and has been with us since
November, 1942. He's not married, but there is a girl in

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DID YOU KNOW THAT: The average soldier writes
and receives three times as many letters as he did
in civilian life, according to Camp Newspaper Ser-
vice....Dutch flower growers have given the name
"Spitfire" to a new tulip variety, despite a strict
Nazi ban against any popular use of any English
name....Chinese soldiers are described by a New York
Times foreign correspondent as "ragged but good." He
points out that an observer finds it difficult to
estimate their fighting qualities by appearance,that
they look like the "ragamuffins" Washington had, but
they keep right on killing Japs.

Paper underwear may be the next war item.
Word comes from the Arctic that American forces
in the far north have used paper unmentionables
to supplement the regular GI underwear issue.
The garments are thrown away after one or two

"Cherchez la femme" has taken on a new meaning
for the Germans in Paris and other French cities
where women are becoming increasingly active in the
anti-Nazi resistance movement, according to infor-
mation from that enemy-occupied country....A million
lighters which require no fuel and give off no flame
are being sent to soldiers overseas. They are lin-
eal descendants of the long-wicked lighters used by
soldiers of World War 1. The device consists of a
chemically impregnated wick about a foot long, a
holder and a flint. The wick, when ignited by a
spark from the flint, glows but does not flame.
Wind only makes it glow more and light all the bet-




The Finance Department, with 100o of its personnel carry-
ing Government insurance, leads all other units of Tyndall
Field in two divisions: the percentage of personnel with pol-
icies and the average amount of policies.
The announcement of the standing of units as of last week
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was made by Lt. George Lasker,
War Bond and Insurance Offi-
Lt. Lasker also announced
that the contest among units
and dalesmenn" would continue.
In a contest recently in the
Gunnermakers which ended April
30, a total of $578,000 was
written. Winners among "sales-
men" were S/Sgt. William A.
Oiler, who wrote $144,000,
and T/Sgt. Denneth R. Dyson,
with $100,000.
In percentage of personnel
carrying G.I. policies the 4th
Communications group ranks
second with 95.1 and the Avia-
tion group with 94.7 is ir
third place.
In the listing of the aver-
age amount of policies carried
by personnel, the Finance De-
tachnent, with all personnel
insured, shows a policy aver-
age of $7,529. Second are the
Zebras with $7,290 and third
is the Conmunications group
with *6,909.
he smallest percentage ot
inwured personnel is shownby
the newly organized Quarter-
master BQit.:C. with 65.4%.
The smallest average value of
policies carriedisin the Sig-

nal Detachment with an average
of $3,765 per policy.
The aim of the present cam-
paign is to have every service
man carry the maximum amount
of $10,000 for protection of
his family.

We regret losing three vital
men for places where their
services are more necessary.
They are S/Sgts. Hunter, Bul-
lard and Beletz. Considered
tops as mechanics as well as
fine men, their loss will be
sorely felt. We wish them all
the luck in the world.
Lt. Hogan figures we ended
up. on top in horse-shoes, bil-
liards, and third in ping-
pong. Watch our baseball and
soft-ball teams! Sgt. Davis
sure looks cute in his blue
athletic trunks. He's taking
PT vigorously so that he won't.
take bac'-talk from any of his
Sgt. Sanfilippo is sweating
out the ride to Sa.Jose, Cal.
He gets off at :ran Francisco
and then travels home by horse.
-Sgt. Ed Strong




We pray Thee, Lord, Thou who art wise,

Be Thou our fliers' guide;

Keen steady, Lord, their shins that rise,

And pilot them across the skies;

With them, 0 Lord, abide.


Direct them as they wing their flight;

Protect them, Lord, we pray;

Let them not wander from Thy sight,

But through the darkness of the night,

Go with them all the way.


If storm and strife they must endure,

Surround them with Thy care;

Be near and make their safety sure,

Defend them, Lord, and keen secure

Our fliers in the air.


We nray Thee, Lord, Thou art on high,

Sustain our men who dare;

Give stren th to them who for us fly,

And follow them with Thine own eye;

Hear, Lord, for them our nray'r.


8:00 A.M ..............MHas
9:00 A.M....Protestant Sun-
day School.
10:00 A.M....Gunners Mass at
10:00 A.M....Protestant Wor-
ship Service.
11:00 A....Gunners Protest-
ant Service.
11:15 A.M...............Mass
7:00 P.M....Evening Worship
*:30 P.M............... Mass
6:30 P.M..Instruction Class
7:00 P.M....Fellowship Club

12:15 P.M...Civilian Worship
5:30 P.M ............... Maen
7:00 P.M .... Choir RPehearsal
5:30 P.M...............Mass
6:30 P.M..Instruction Class
5:30 P.M................ Ma
6:30 P.M. ....Jewish Service
5:30 P.M................Mass
7:00 P.M........Confessions

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May 15, l~~TIT, TV 1YNflAII, TARG'TPae

gsCT^ j4ES 11BI IS 0I

GUN At almost every "bull
TOTERS session" there is a
heated discussion on
the 'Duration of the Duration."
Fred "Gloomy" Cox insists that
*. are In for a good 18 years.
s statement made tears come
to Baldoni's eyes. And Charlie
Ward's favorite prediction is
that the last shot will be
fired the day he turns in his
overcoat for salvage.
Sgt. Sanderson has just ac-
quired another fugitive from
the scrap drive. If he con-
tinues to trade and dicker,
perhaps someday he will have
the makings of a car.
Sanderson, Cole and Ward of
the town patrol have, with
their keen judgement and firm,
yet courteous handling of all
situations, earned the respect
and admiration of everyone on
tfe post.
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MO-HAIR CAN It seems that
PLAY ON CAT GUT there is no
end to the ac-
complishments of T/Sgt. Joe
"Mo-Hair" Trombitas. The lat-
est of his talents to come to
light is his ability to draw a
bow across the strings of a
Joe was a first violinist in
his high school orchestra and
intends to return to the music
world after the war. Friends
believe he will be ready for a
Carnagie Hall recital very
shortly after the "duration."

LINE A Kangaroo Court
ENGINEERING was held in the
Iline Engineering
Sfice on Monday morning, May
3, 1943. The topic of discus-
sion was "Sgt.Rolstad And Is
War Marriage a Wise Move?"
(Sgt. Rolstad plans to marry
this month.)
When Sgt. Rolstad left the
room he was all smiles the
verdict must have been favor-
able to his way of thinking.
A three-day pass also entered
into the discussion, naturally,
M/Sgt. Passwaters presided
over the court, with T/Sgt. E.
N. Anderson as chief backer-


shoulders with both hands. He
says that if we think he is in
a bad way, we should see 1st
Sgt. Carpenter. (Those boys
certainly are "hot stuff!")

COLOR RETURNS We are very hap-
TO SGT. SIMS py to note that
the color is re-
turning to the cheeks of Sgt.
Sims. Following his return
from furlough said cheeks were
whiter than a GI sheet. (A
great deal of imagination is
required for a white GI sheet-
and this is no crack against
the squadron supply. At least
we get sheets.

AIR BASE AT Port St. Joe is
ST JOE? still the main
attraction of the
men at Apalachicola. We're
trying to get a rough estimate
of what it would cost to estab-
lish an air base at this town
(St. Joe) because the boys
spend more time at Port St.
Joe than they do at Apalach.
Further Information concern-
ing this thriving little town
maybeelicited from Cpl. Coon-
rod or S/Sgt. Cross. These
two gents are in charge of the
local entertainment board.
('Twould be more appropriate
if they were in charge of the
Port St. Joe Chamber of Com-
Some of the boys have sugges-
ted calling the field "Fish-
head Field" and the 915j
FGTS, Port St. Joe, Fla.
:; :;: ;;,
"BOOGER" "Booger" Powell has
A SAD MAN entered the ranks
of the "sad men."
Reason: "is long love is now
his long lost love she left
quietly and politely on Friday
night. Well, as Willie Shake-
speare put it, "'Tis better to
have loved and lost than never
to have loved at all."
(SCOOP! We soon will reveal
how Powell got the name of
Many a rural romance has
started on a gallon of corn
and ended with a full crib.

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the men of the court are nec-
essarily censored.

BEST PICTURE A vote was taken
OF THE YEAR at Apalachicola
on"the Best Pic-
ture of the Year." The results
were: "Mrs. Miniver," 2; "Ran-
dom Harvest," 3; "This Above
All,' 1; and Supermouse in
"What This Country Needs Is a
5-Cent Package of Cheese," 250
votes. Our hero should re-
ceive his Oscar sometime this

BAGWELL. S/Sgt. Billy nagwell
& BREWER has really been mis-
sed around this ter-
ritory. He's been in the T/F
hospital now for more than a
month but we hope to see him
around soon. His rural room-
mate, S/Sgt. Lee R. (Lucy)
Brewer has been rather quiet
since Billy hit the sick list.
I'd say these two lads are

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about the best liked fellas on
the field. They're always
smiling and keeping up the fun.

ARMAMNT We bid asad farewell
this week to our
chief armorer, T/Sgt. Owings.
lie's done a great job here and
we all wish him the best of
luck in his aviation cadet
Most of us would give any-
thing to have Dewey Hampton
show us the clipping from his
home town paper on his pro-
motion to corporal.
::: :e :
THE SUN IS There comes a time
MY UNDOING of the year when
all little nature
lovers play a smart (ing) game
called "Watch out for My Sun-
burn!" Sgt. Marr never knew
he had so many friends--until
they began to slap him on the
Sgt. Powell goes around hold-
ing up his coveralls from his



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Brown Bombers
We had a large number of men
in attendance at the USO Moth-
er's day program last Sunday.
There was some gruntling about
the way the first sergeant an-
nounced that "They'd be there,
or else." They were there,
Furloughs are being issued
to the men who loined up in
November and spirits are pretty
high. It is probably because
of this that there aren't so
many "hot shots" spending their
greenbacks in Panama City.
Pvt. Edward McNair popped up
out of nowhere to take the
squadron pool crown. Moie in-
formally, yours truly has been
awarded the table tennis title
by the adjutant, as the result
of a series of games. (I do
hate to brag.) Sgt. Thompson
has just about decided that
he'll go out for the swimming
championship if there is any
organized competition in that
sport. He really gets along
out at the beach.
Now that we all have at least
six months in the service, per-
haps a review of the activities
of the squadron's personnel
might be in order. Well, we've
had men building some obstacle
courses (for which the students
in particular aren't thanking
us), and then there's the
crowd working with Capt. Brun-
ner on landscaping and victory
Some of the boys are helping
out the QM troops as truck
drivers, a few are on duty at
the B.O.Q., and then we have
our own crew of "The Soldier's
Friend," five M.P.'s.
The largest detail is with
the Base Engineers, and also
there is the squad working at
mosquito control, not to men-
tion the boys up in the Ord-
nance warehouse. A few of our
men are with the PX, and Pvt.
Warren rates free movie tick-
ets as the general factotum up
at the Post Theater. And last-
ly, we have four boys acting
as mechanics' helpers at the
Ordnance and QM garages.
It looks as though we're go-
ing to see a good ball game on
our new diamond this Sunday.
Eglin Field is playing here.
Although eleven of our men are
playing with the Post's color-
ed ball team, Coach Ernest Lu-
poe believes that the men who
answered his latest call for
players will make up for the
loss of the stars on the Post
-Cpl. Marvin Carter

1. All three are true.
2. Footmen.
3. Five.
4. Yes-32; 28 without wis-
dom teeth, 4 wisdom teeth.
5. There are five.' Jitney
is a slang expression for a
6. Minnesota.
7. Yes.
8. The Naval officer; if a
WAVF marries a Navy man she is
9. Currying a chicken is
cooking it with curry, a pun-
gent seasoning; currying a
horse is grooming it with a
curry crob.
10. One--Buchanan.



You now have a new corres-
pondent. Watch out for me,
friends. I'm not going to
pull any punches. If I see it
or hear it, good or bad, bud-
dy, it's going to be printed.
If it gets you in a jam, you
won't know whose shoulder to
cry on. If it gives you a
boost, good. I'm all for it.
I might be behind that latrine
door, a bell hop at the Dixie-
Sherman, or the,little bar-
tender at Sloppy Mike's.
Every man in the outfit has
been restricted, you might say.
Why? The laundry over on the
other side of the road has put
us on a "once a month basis."
We send 'em but never get 'em
Who's the wise guy that put
the rake behind the latrine
door and had Pvt. Bushey's
false chopper in repair for a
week? It wasn't funny. He
carried straws to the mess
hall with him until they were
"bucked" back.
A few of our boys have been
running around loose selling
insurance. If those guys are
as efficient with their duties

This week, we welcome our DS
men from Keesler Field, Miss.
We hope they have a long stay.
Can you imagine, Pfc. Ellis
is still sweating out his fur-
lough. I thought maybe that
was all over since he met that
little brunette at Keesler
Field. How about a three-day
pass Ellis?
'T/Sgt. Boyle and his gas ra-
tion books are just about dri-
ving one of our barracks loco.
He stays up all night figuring
how he can get from Tyndall to
New Orleans and back on three
To the men in the squadron
who made our day room what
it is, we salute you. It's a
a swell job, fellows.
Pop Heider certainly could
make himself quite a bit of
cash every night if he just
sat in the day room and kept
hollering, "Two bits on this
shot." How about it, Thomas?
Maggioncalde, Little Joe, or
"Snuggle Pup," as he was known
in those days, was born August
28, 1918, in Phila., Pa. He
served four years in the U.S.
Marine Corps, Reserve, and
joined the Air Corps on Decem-
ber 9, 1941. He joined the
349th on February 25, 1942. At
present, he's working in the
Armament Shop. Give Joe a
ood cigar and a soft bed and
he'll slowly go crazy.
Sgt. W.R. Dufrane

Officers of the Yank-Rebel
Club announced this week that
the club's first outing will
be held tomorrow at the Panama
City Beach.
Transportstion will be pro-
vided by a GI truck which will
leave Post Headquarters at
9 A.M. and the P.C. USO at
9:30 A.M. M/Sgt. Harry Boone,
acting president, stated that
sandwiches and soft drinks
will be served. Also, a meet-
ing of the club's members has
been scheduled for Wednesday

as instructors, I'd sure hate
to be a Jap when they finish
with a group of students.
By way of diversion, here
are a few famous words. We'll
try hauling some in weekly. If
you hear any of them in the
dark, you'll know who stuck
the knife in your back.
Mullins: "I just don't have
the time."
Cacherlo: "Aw, whatta ya
Taylor: "Good deal."
Terry: "Gotta date with a girl
tonight, Joe?"
Bressler: "Just a little some-
thing for the wife. You
know how it is."
Our friend Milazzo furlough-
ed home carrying the torch for
a little Miss. But it must
have rained. The torch went
out. You'se guys on the range
with Pop Tennille better stay
on the straight and narrow.
There's a week's KP hanging
over the head of the first of-
It looks like this is about
all. "You can't lick a Jap by
lickin' a spoon in the PX! "
See you.
-The Peeker

White Flashes
Between the duties of Supply
Sergeant and temporary Top
kick, S/Sgt. Thrasher is a
busier man than Donald Nelson.
His "report" command at roll
call carries such a distance
that a neighboring squadron
had to change its time of roll
call because of the confusion.
We bid a warm welcome to the
'newcomers in our squadron To
show our appreciation and our
concern for their happiness,
they will receive only one day
of KPinstead of seven. Aren't
you fellows happy you landed
with us?
Lt. Hoover has proved himself
to be a man of his word. He
promised he would come-back
with two income tax deductions
and he did, a wife and a car,
all on a ten day leave. Now,
he's apartment hunting.
T/Sgt. Stewart has been seen
lately reading, "What Every
Young Lieutenant Should Know."
Good luck, Stew!
Pfc. Churkoff's new red skin
does not nececssrily signify
his membership in any Indian
tribe. He's just suffering
from an overdose of Tyndall
vitamin A.
Cpl. Shavers is back from
his Panama City furlough and
hasn't ad yet assumed the "We"
talk. How many mote furloughs
and three day passes will it
take, Gerald?
-S/Sgt. in. Solomon

Squadron B, the next gradua-
ting class, will celebrate
completion of the gunnery
course Monday night with a
squadron party at the Rec
There'll be plenty of food
and beer--but it's stag. The
Tyndall band will furnish mu-
sic with the meal.
Arrangements are being dir-
ected by Lt. Ralph D. Putnam,
squadron C.O., Lt. Stein, adj-
utant, and Flight Officer
Douglas D'Orsay.

The game ended in true story-
book fashion. The Venturas
were playing the Bluebirds.
It was the last half of the
last inning with two men out
and the tieing runs on second
and third for the opposition.
The count on the batter was
two and two, and on the next
pitch the batter "stepped into
it." The ball went sailing in
the direction of Panama City,
but with the crack of the bat
S/Sgt. (DiMaggio) Youngberg
took off after it.
As tle ball began to descend
the fans sat breathless until
they heard the solid "thud" of
leather meeting leather. The
ballgame was over and the Ven-
turas had won, 12-10.
Just in case some of our men
are wondering why there is
such glowing brightness around
the supply room, and why the
supply sergeant greets youwith
a smile instead of the usual
"Whats youse trouble?", the
answer is that he just return-
ed from furlough and he didn't
come back alone. The Mrs. is
here and there have been some
changes made.
Nothing personal, but why is
T/Sgt. Hendren, who never knew
what an overnight pass was,
beginning to lead the squadron
in requests for such passes?
James H. Fannin. The sergeant
is the squadron line chief and
not the least cause of his
popularity is his characteris-
tic smile.
He has a smile for everyone,
even when he's reprimanding g
G.I. for failing to grab a
wing, or pick up a broom and
use it, which, his men say, is
his favorite expression.
Bgt. Fannin has had eight
years of military service in
three different branches of
the Army. He served in the
old 91st at Maxwell Field,
where he crewed one of the
first twin engine ships used
by the Army.
He hails from Alabama and
swears he never will go too '
far from it.
-Ist/Sgt. Barbier.

Miss Lila Childs and Mr. Jo-
seph B. Story represented the
Tyndall Sub-4epot at the Super-
visor's Training Conferences
held at Brookley Field, Alabama.
They returned all-inspired
with numerous ideas for train-
ing classes for new employees.
"Keep Production up regardless
of the decrease of skilled la-
borers" has become their motto.
Miss Childs and Mr. Story firm-
ly believe that through the
classes which they plan to set
up, theywill.lower inefficien-
cy causedby unskilledworkers.
We regret the departure of'
Mrs. Mary Helen Clark, Head-
quarters File andRecord Clerk,
who left us this week to join
her husband, Ensign Robert W.
Clark, recently returned from
sea duty.
Capt. James H. Nelson, Sup-
ply Officer, and Lt. Edward A.
Slater, Assistant Supply Offc-
er, recently attendea two-day
conference at Brookley Field.
Welcome to Lt. Jacob Shapiro,
Sub-Depot Signal Officer, who
has just reported here for duty.
Lt. Shapiro was transferred
here from Memphis, Tennessee.



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Band Box

Well...the Band did it a-
gain! Last Thursday night the
flag moved from the Signal
barracks to the Band barracks.
The move wason Thursday be-
cause a tie existed between
the two organizations for first
place.in last Saturday's ins-
pection. The boys in the Sig-
nal Office wouldn't take the
chance of another inspection,
nor the flip of a coin, so they
isted upon a split. (The
gher-ups decided to penalize
us for winning the second
time by keeping us to last to
get the flag.) Just for that,
99.5 next time.
The baseball season is now
in full swing...not only in
the major leagues but here at
Tyndall as well. At barracks
339 (that's home to us) base-
ball and band are practically
synonymous; the reason is
quite simple. Not only did
the band play for the official
opening of the Tyndall diamond
last Sunday, but the band's
softball team has won. the last
three games, defeating the
guard squadron twice and the
Medics once. We therefore is-
sue a challenge to any and all
ams that think they're pret-
,y good to play the band a
game of softball and get taken
down a peg.
In response to an invitation
by the Board of Education, the
band yesterday gave a half-
hour concert in the auditorium
of the Bay County High School.
Whether ittwas the stirring
marches of last Saturday's pa-
rade in PC or the new white
helmets that prompted said ac-
tion, we of the band cannot
say...but we hope it was the
Some of you probably have
wondered at one time or anoth-
er what determined the time
for closing the doors at the
mess halls. We can't vouch
for lunch or supper, but here
are the inside facts re break-
fast: At precisely 6:47i each
morning there arises a strong
oung sergeant. He dons his
fatigues, shoes and s.ocks,
picks up his toothbrush and
soap. Makes it from his room
to the washroom in nothing
flat. By this time it is 6:-
491. He grabs his hat and
dashes off madly toward Mess
Hall No. 2. As he comes run-
ning up through the portals of
said chow house, lights flash,
bells ring, whistles blow, K.
P.'s shout...for when Sgt. Tom
Mosier gets to breakfast, he
slips between the closing doors
and the mess personnel know
that their job is finished un-
til noon time.
-Pfc's Stein & Bartholomew.


In last week's Target there
appeared a story on the QM Boal
Company in which mention was
made of "T/Sgt. R.L. Mills."
It should havd read, "Ist/Sgt.
R.L. Mills."
Also in last week's issue
the Gunnermakers were credited


THURS.,FRU. ,MAY 20-21



The uniform you wear,the bed
you love so well, that big
fork with which you spear up a
slice of ham, all those, and
less familiar things such as
the form your furlough is
printed on, or the mouse trap'
in the supply room, they all
come from the Quartermaster.
Sure, but it is the Property
Section of the QM Department
that obtains,stores and issues
all of the 70,000 separate
items used in all branches of
the Army.
Lt. John S. Monogan, who has
the master headache of seeing
that the proper supplies are
in the proper places at the
proper time, has had excellent
preparation for his job.
After finishing high school
at Waterbury, Connecticut, he
went to Holy Cross College and
majored in accounting and fi-
nance. The lieutenant mingled
practical experience with "book
learning" by partially working
his way through. Once out in
the world a B.S. in economics
helped him in a career as an
Greetings from the President
interrupted young Monogan's

with having S/Sgt. Paul A.
Brown, T/F baseball captain,
on their roster. It has been
brought to our attention that
S/Sgt. Brown is a dyed--in-the
wool Zebra.
If a person were to be ar-
rested for drinking perfume,
would he be charged with 'fra-

After the lecture on mili-
tary discipline, S/Sgt. Marcus
Blanchard decided to take no
chances. Seeing a car with
officers plates coming down
the road, he rendered a smart
salute. The lovely blonde,
driving the car, smiled and
drove on.
Sgt. (Gud Buddy) Davis has
been having a little trouble
with his imati this week. You
guessed it, he's the counter
at Mess vo. 1.
Sgt. John Kocsis was sur-
prised by a visit from his
,brother, Steve Kocsis, of the
tank destroyer outfit, Camp
Rucker, Ala.
Brown, recently elected cap-
tain of the Tyndall Tornadoes,
is a member of the Zebras.
We are proud to say that we
have five men playing on the
Several of the boys would
like to know what big attrac-
tion at the line PX has Sgt.
Ambrose Flanagan in such a di-
ther. Her initials are Murcen
Capt. Mowery, an old hand in
the art of pool playing, has
been coming in the day room
lately to give a few tips on
the game. Or, is it tips on
how to lose nickels..in a hur-
It's rumored that T/Sgt. Pop
Bender is considering buying
one of the new Korporal Ka-
dence Kounters. It's a good
buy, Pop,
Mrs. Durthaler, of N.J. has
come down to make life more
pleasant for the Sgt. This
gives us the opportunity to
congratulate Sgt. Hamnond and
Sgt. Garrison for their trip
to the altar.
-S/Sgt. W.P. Franklin

Co-ed: 'Oh, professor, what-
ever do you think of me now
that I've kissed you?'
Professor: 'You'll pass.'

'The Mantrap'
'Reap the Wild Wind'


'Immortal Sergeant'
Henry Fonda, Naureen O'Bara
'Forever and a Day'
Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon
'Shadow of a Doubt'
MacDonald Carey, Patricia Coolinge
'Saddles and Sagebrush'
Dub Taylor, Ann Savage

Judy Canova Joe 9. Brown
Henry Stevenson,Lloyd Cor'igan
Faulette Godd-rd, Ray Milland


'City Without Women'
Linda Darnell, Idgar Buchana.
'United We Stand'
(Newsreel History)
'How Green Was My Valley'
Walter Fidgeon, Naureen O'Hara
'West of Texas'
Dave O'Brien, Ji lfewiltl


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SATURDAY, MAY 15 'Assignment in Brittany' Pierre Aunont Susan Pete's
SUN., MON., MAY 16-17 'Slightly Dangerous' Lana Turner Robert Young
TUESDAY, MAY 18 'Road to Morocco' Crosby Hope Lavour +

business career and his mili-
tary career began at Camp Lee,
Va.,the Quartermaster training
camp, in August, 1941.
By January, 1942 it was
"Corporal Monogan," an instruc-
tor in the replacement train-
ing center at Camp Lee. From
April until June of that year
he went through his 90 days at
OCS and then went to Macon,
Ga., for duty. Two months la-
ter he was assigned to Tyndall

I ~-, ,

May 15, 1943


Page 11



Shortstop William Hines of the
Signallers was selected by
Coach Stanley J. Drongowski to
act as the Tornadoes' field
general in their game today
against the Marianna nine.
The contest will be played
on the Tyndall athletic field
and is scheduled to begin at
3:00 P.M.


Southard, Davis Give up
7 Hits; Face Marian-
na Here Today

Acting captain Paul Brown
blasted out three hits in five
trips to the plate last Sunday
to lead his mates to a 9-6
victory over the Camp Gordon
Johnson Commandoes. It was the
Tyndall Tornadoes' fourth win
in six tries and, according to
Coach Stanley J. Drongowski,
the boys put on their best
performance of the season.
The box score:
Matonak cf 4 0 0 0
Brown, 2b 5 3 3 0
Laughlin, c 4 2 1 0
Hines, ss 5 1 0 0
Sedman, lb 4 1 1 0
Tackrel, rf 4 1 2 0
Anderson, 3b 5 0 1 0
Edwards, If 3 0 0 2
Flanigan, If 0 0 0 0
Southard, v 1 1 0 0
Davis, o 2 0 1 0
Totals 37 9 9 2
Smith, 2b 4 0 0 0
Revello, cf 5 1 1 0
Kiel, 3b 5 3 2 2
Cuzzio, lb 4 1 1 0
Parham, ss 4 0 1 0
Uptmor, c 4 0 1 3
Sawtuccu, If 2 1 1 0
Rokicki, rf 4 0 0 0
De Angelo, rf 0 0 0 0
Kosy, p 3 0 0 0
Tohill, p 1 0 0 0
36 6 7 5
The Tyndall nine faces the
Marianna Air Base squad this
afternoon on the new athletic
field in the rear of the PX.
There hasn't been any game
scheduled for the Tornadoes
tomorrow; however, theSpecial
Service Office announced that
the Bluebirds' baseball team
will meet a team selected from
the student gunners in a chal-
lenge contest.
The fray will take place on
the post athletic field and
will begin at 2:30.


Fifteen entrants in last Sunday's cross-country run are shown
above just before the start of the race in which only nine
crossed the finish line. Pfc. Maclan Alderette, Cloud Hopper
leather-lunger, outsprinted the field to cross the finish line
first and bring the coveted trophy to the Cloud Hopper's day
room. (Alderette may be seen on the extreme right.)
The pace for the mile and a half run was set by Lt. Phillip
Leibowitz, former collegiate track star, who proved that he
hasn't lost his stride by convincingly setting the pace
throughout the entire race.
The nine Gl's who crossed the finish line are Pfc. Alderette,
Cloud Hoppers; S/Sgt. Gonzales, Gunnermakers; Cpl. Ostrenko,
Signal Corps; S/Sgt. Dowland, White Flashes; Pfc. Fulghum,
Cloud Hoppers; Cpl. Senkinc, Medics; Pfc. Donzella, Cloud Hop-
oers; Pfc. Brown, Ordnance; and Cpl. Filliams, Ordnance.
Pfc. Alderette, S/Sgt. Gonzales and Cpl. Ostrenko were award-
ed medals for placing first, second and third, respectively.

OPENER, 16-1
Resplendent in their brand
new colorful uniforms, Tyn-
dall's Colored nine battered
the Marianna Air Base team to
a 16-1 defeat last Sunday at
the Marianna field.
It was the Tyndall team's
opening blast of the season,
andso powerful were the salvos
from the Tyndall batsmen that
the game was called at the end
of the sixth inning by mutual
As the scoring column indi-
cates, there were several er-
rors committed by both sides,
but regardless of the football
score, the game was well play-
ed, especially in the earlier
innings. The biggest explosion
of hits came in the third canto
when the Tyndall men batted
ar ound.
The box score:
Harrison ss 5 4 3 3
Ahite, It 5 3 3 0
Blackmon 3b 5 2 3 0
Randle, b 5 2 3 1
DBwkins, c 5 1 2 1
Fox, rf 3 1 '2 0
BFglish rf 2 0 1 0
Davis, ib 5 1 4 1
enkins, cf 4 1 2 0
askett, p 2 1 2 1
Morrison, p 2 0 1 0
Weaks, p 0 0 0 0
Total 43 16 25 6
Nbhonne, 3b 4 0 1 0
Harris, 2b 2 0 0 0
Jones, If 1 0 0 1
Eraham, ss 2 1 1 0
Pope, lb 2 0 1 2
Holt, rf 2 0 2 0
Carbitt, c 2 0 0 0
Bonds, cf 4 0 0 1
Barnes, 1. 0 0 0
Total 20 i 5 4
Two-base hits: White, Black-
mon, Randle, Fox, Jenkins, 1;
Davis, 3. Double plays: White
to Blackmon. Stolen aqse:PBs-

The Tyndall Field Officers
will meet the Wainwright Ship-
builders at Pelican Park in PC
N"onday in the first game of
the first round of the USO
baseball league, which was or-
ganized under the supervision
of Mr. John Cimpi, assistant
director of the P.C. USO.
Mayor Harry G. Fannin will
toss out the first ball with
City Manager Clyde Swank on
the receiving end.
The game is scheduled for
5:30 P.M. at the park two miles
north of Panama City on the
Dothan highway.
In other games during the
first round of the league, the
Officers will meet the Coast
Guard on June 4; the Panama
City Pelicans on June 7 and
the Naval Section Base June 16.
Probable starting lineup for
Tyndall Vonday will be: Dron-
gowski, c; Glasser, p; Lasker,
or Johnson, Ib; Edelman, 2b;
Dangler, ss; "endelson, 3b;
';cDaniel, If; Griss, cf, and
Cleary, rf.
Lt. Edelman is field captain
of the team and Lt. B.A. Gib-
son is business manager.
kett, Davis, 1. Winning pitch-
er, Weaks. Umpire: Arthur
King. Time: 1:40.
Tomorrow the post Colored
team will meet the Eglin Field
qggregation here on their new
diamond. The game will begin
at 2:00 P.M. and will be the
first ever played on the re-
cently completed hall field.

All officers desiring to
enter teams in a contemplated
bowling league are asked to
send representatives to the
league meeting at the Tyndall
Bowling Alleys on Monday at
7:30 P.M.


Fic. Maclan Alderette (rign,
shows a winning smile for the
photographer after "bringing
home the bacon," (the track
trophy, in this case) for the
Cloud Hoppers.
Alderette is shown handing
the trophy over to Lt. Timothy
F. Murphy, squadron adjutant.


Fourteen teams are scheduled
to meet in the opening week of
the Tyndall Field Inter-Squad-
ron Softball Tournament begin-
ing Monday, May 17.
The schedule was released by
the Special Service Office on
Tuesday and calls for three
games to be played on "onday,
'and two on Wednesday and Thurs-
First week pairing:
Monday, May 17
Cloud Hoppers vs. 69th
Venturas vs. Fin, Signal & Band
Redbirds vs. Medics
Wednesday, May 19
Bluebirds vs. Ordnance
Canaries vs. Guaraians
Thursday, May 20
White Flashes vs. Quaitermasts
Zebras vs. Gunnermakeis


As a result of the meeting
held last Monday night, a new
bowling league for enlisted
men has been formed and play
will begin on Monday, May 12.
Team captains from 12 field
units attended the meeting and
discussed the schedule and
rules governing the competi-
tion. Six teams will play
each Monday and Tuesday eve-
ning. The league will be
divided into halves, with li-
3-game matches comprising each
Those squadrons who have en-
tered teams in the league are:
Ordnance, Medics, Squadron C,
Redbirds,Zebras, Gunnermakers,
Cloud Hoppers, Quartermaster
and Blue Birds.

Papa Moses shot a skunk,
Mama Moses fried a hunk,
Baby Moses ate a chunk,
Holy Moses how it stunk'


DCT -/ 1

ay 15 1913

By 60 70 Fair
BOB HAWK 70 80 Good
Quimster 80 go90 Excellent
"THANKS g90 oo Superioir
TO THE YANKS" Ic .| |/
Saturdavs, C BS ANSWERS on Page 10

1. How many of these state- their north--Minnesota, Maine ',. 7
"ants about dogs are true: or Washington? .

a. some dogs have eyelashes. 7. It's correct to say that -
b. some dogs are born with a man talks slowly. Is it al-
short tails, so correct to say that a man

2. Cinderella's fairy god- WAVE were wavering between a\\ u//
mother turned a rat into a fat, handsome Naval officer and an
jolly coachman. What did she equally handsome Army officer,
turn the six lizards into? and she wanted to get married
and continue her service as a
3. How many V's are there WAVE, which prospective hus-
between the outer points of a ba. would be automatically
five pointed star? eli ted?

i. Do men and women have the 9. v,-- he difference
same number of teeth-if they between currying a chicken and
have their full complement? currying a horse?
IS.e\r T't;ela ,M;w. T"f X':-l k"d~
5. Hovw many jitneys are there 10. Give within two the num-
in two bits? ber of Presidents who were "Sir, she wants an invitation to this 'Permanent Party'
6. Which state extends far- bachelors? she's heard about."


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Page 12



"Gunners Are 4m Mnkt

9.m As Bomber Jumped

By Jap Fig]

(Delayed)--(AP)--When an American
bomber plane is jumped by the Jap-
anese fighters that prowl the skies
over Burma the gunners instantly
become the most important men
The lives of all aboard depend
on them. They must shoot down the
enemy. Keep him out of range, or
Because of the skill of the gun-
ners aboard these bombers there
have been very few "or else" occas-
ions over Burma.
American gunners were at their
best recently in a 55-minute battle
that started over Mingladon air-
drome in the heavily-defended Ran-
goon area. Four U.S. heavy bomb-
ers scored hits on two of the air-
dromes three runways. Shortly
after they headed for home, they
were jumped by 14 enemy fighters.
Three of the enemy planes were des-
troyed, four probably destroyed
and four damaged. No one on the
American planes was wounded. Only
one of the bombers was damaged
Five of the gunners who par-
ticipated in that battle'were Staff
Sergeants William Snapka, 26 of
Gradford, Tex.; William Stein-
kellner, 23, of Oshkosh, Wis.; Wil-
liam Hufaall, 23, of Houston, Tex.;
Jack Houston, 23, of Cleveland,
Miss.; and James Demos, 21, of Cas-
per, Kyo. They were on the same
plane, manning the waist, top tur-

hter Planes"

ret-, belly and tail guns.
"I saw some of the planes take off
a few seconds before we reached the
target," Snapka said. "They were
on us five minutes later. The next
55 minutes were the busiest I've ever
put in. Those Japs made pass after
pass at us, one plane right after
another. Sometimes, they came at
us in pairs."
Steinkeller spoke up, "One came
in so close I could count the rivets
on his plant. I could have hit some
of the others with my shoe--so you
can imagine what I did to them with
my guns!"
Their plane was the one slightly
damaged. Four shots went through
the rear, missing Snapka, as well
as Huffnall, Houston and Demos.
They were credited with destroying
one of the enemy fighters and dam-
aging some of the others.
That's just a sample of what Am-
erican gunners have done. There
are many more.
Other gunners in this squadron
operating over Burma include:
Technical Sergeant Edward J.
Charlet, 24, New Orleans, La.; and
Staff Sergeant Edward R. Bodell,
23, Pawtucket, R.I.
Joseph V. Leblanc, 27, New Or-
leans; and Staff Sergeant Roy A.
Whitle, 22, Blackoak, Ark.
Aerial Gunners
Staff Sgt. Marvin E. Varnado, 23,
Baton Rouge, La.; Charles .E. Vick-
ers, 23, Flowery Branch, Ga.; Nath-
an L. Wall, 28, Summerfield, Fla.


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